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    first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES GEOVANNI FRANCO, JUST GRAZED ME, WINNER: “We broke nice and she settled into a good spot. There were some really fast fillies in there today. She just does what she does and took off on the turn. Once she pinned her ears back, there was no way they were going to catch her.”KENT DESORMEAUX, APACHE PRINCESS, SECOND: “She ran her eyeballs out; Keith had her ready. She was ready, but one was faster.”TRAINER QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, JUST GRAZED ME, WINNER: “She’s kind of actually changed her style more and more herself. She’s coming from further behind with a bigger kick . . . She’s just finding her groove right now. It’s really nice to see a filly develop like this and hopefully have a bright future ahead of her.”OWNER QUOTESNICK ALEXANDER, JUST GRAZED ME, WINNER: “It was kind of the way we figured. There was a lot of speed in the race, but five-furlong speed, and she has won at seven furlongs. I was thrilled to see Kentan Road go out there with the East Coast favorite and set it up nicely for us. This filly is very modestly bred, but she just fires every time. She just wants to beat you, and she’s like a puppy dog in the barn. She’s sweet and very sound. I couldn’t be happier.”NOTES: The winning owner is Nick Alexander who resides in Los Angeles.#4 JUST GRAZED ME (Geovanni Franco) Grade III – $200,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes OWner: Nick Alexander Trainer: Philip D’Amato Saturday, October 2, 2019 Santa Anita Park Arcadia CA © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

  • Public Health Law and Her

    first_imgTooToo Girl lying ontop of Club Dejavue wallsJust a couple of weeks ago, the 53rd Legislature passed a law that will protect mentally ill individuals and women like Tutu Girl who became mentally ill after she allegedly lost her two children a few years back.Men, women and children with mental disabilities stemming from chemical imbalances in the brain, traumatic experiences, medical conditions, abuse, drugs, with the passing of the law, will no longer have to worry about discrimination, stigmatization, marginalization based on their ‘mental or intellectual disabilities’ stated the Observer Newspaper in a recent article.The Public Health Law, Title 33, and Liberian Code of Laws Revised, which added Part VIII, Health and Related Rights, Chapter 2, Mental Health was amended to give those considered to be ‘incompetent’ the rights to be treated fairly and given help when their battle with mental illness becomes a threat to their wellbeing.The law to protect will further enable entities such as privately funded organizations to find help in getting women like Tutu Girl off the streets.“That has been one of the challenges in finding help including common things such as transportation and medical care to help the mentally disabled living on the streets. When you want to help them and find them shelter, cabs and hospitals deny them because of fear they might harm someone, or dirty their places,” added Martin, CEO of READ Liberia.“Nowadays, it looks like all the mentally disabled are either on the street walking naked or locked up in rooms with doors that are locked on them. This has to stop; and with this law in place, we can start to defend some of the homeless ones.”A few years back, Tutu Girl was the victim of a violent eviction that also saw scores of men and women raided in a building along Snapper Hill. The house was later broken down.She became the center of attention when people started seeing the mother sitting along the streets with her infant child “waiting for my eight year old son,” who was not present when during the raid.Tutu Girl sat along Broad and Johnson Streets for weeks, believing that one day her son would come back looking for her.Then one day her other baby vanished, but still she sat waiting, no longer able to answer any questions that people asked as everyone watched her gradually fade away.Years later, she seems mentally challenged, is homeless and without proper care. Tutu Girl needs urgent help from a community that people are sure contributed to her mental breakdown.“They took her children from her one by one while she sat on the ground and watched,” a telecommunications worker added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Millikan comes up short in semis

    first_imgHaving more shots than the other team doesn’t always mean having more goals than the other team. Millikan High’s boys soccer team found that out the hard way Tuesday. Despite outshooting Santa Margarita by eight shots in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals, the visiting Rams had their season end with a 3-0 loss to the Eagles. Goalie Carlos Gutierrez faced just four shots, but Mike Munoz, Tommy Trauger and Bryant Hoyos found the back of the net to send Santa Margarita into Saturday’s Division I final against Loyola. The Rams had 12 shots and three hit the post. “We had a lot of quality shots,” said Millikan coach Rod Petkovic. “We just couldn’t put it in.” Shots by Anthony Padilla, Gerardo Garcia and Jonathan Garcia that could have easily gone in were just off target. “We didn’t have a lot of luck to go with it,” said Petkovic. “That’s the way it goes.” Millikan, seeded No. 2 in Division I, finished with a 28-2-3 record, setting a school mark for wins in a season. Girls soccer center_img Sunny Hills 4, La Mirada 1 Tanya Taylor scored a pair of goals to lead the top-seeded Lancers (24-1-5) past the Matadores (18-10-2) and into the Division III final. Kelsie Layana and Nicole Riley also scored for Sunny Hills, which will face second-seeded Mayfair in Saturday’s final. Boys basketball Los Alamitos 66, M.L. King 63 The Griffins improved to 28-4 and advanced to the Division I-A final. Los Alamitos, which claimed the Division I-AA title a year ago, plays Redondo in Saturday’s final at the Honda Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • We have to buy new players every year, says Lukaku

    first_img0Shares0000According to Lukaku, the club will again invest heavily in order to make manager Jose Mourinho happy.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Romelu Lukaku says it is important for Manchester United to keep strengthening by making new signings next season.The Belgian striker was one of the players signed by Jose Mourinho following his arrival at the club in a bid to reinvigorate the side following a few lean years. Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and more recently Alexis Sanchez have all arrived for big money this season.However, Lukaku has backed his manager’s recent claims that the squad is not strong enough to win major titles, following their exit from the Champions League this week.United did manage to secure their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but are well off the pace set by runaway Premier League leaders and close rivals Manchester City.According to Lukaku, the club will again invest heavily in order to make manager Jose Mourinho happy.He said: “We are Manchester United, we have to improve every year and I know that a lot of players, a lot of good players, will come in next season. That’s for sure.“That is something I look forward to, in order to improve the squad, and what the manager also looks forward to because next year we have to win.“We will have to try and win as many trophies as we can.”Lukaku added though that he felt United were almost strong enough as a unit to be able to realistically claim some silverware, although he did feel Champions League opponents Seville were somehow a better side.He added: “I don’t believe we are really that short in being able to compete in the big competitions.“We knew immediately after the game against Seville that we weren’t good enough, so we accept the criticism.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Lampard, Bielsa add star quality to Championship

    first_img0Shares0000Former Chelsea midfield star Frank Lampard will make his managerial bow with Derby County © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 2 – Marcelo Bielsa and Frank Lampard bring a touch of star quality to the English Championship but face a stiff task to restore the lustre of fallen giants Leeds United and Derby County.Both men also have something to prove on a personal level — Argentine veteran Bielsa will want to show he can still cut it at the sharp end while Lampard is embarking on his first job in management after a glittering playing career. And the two men will not have to wait long to pit their wits against each other — their sides meet on August 11 in Derby.Fans may allow both men a honeymoon period but supporters of both clubs — who have been champions of England five times between them — ultimately believe they belong in the Premier League.Despite the pressure, the much-travelled Bielsa, 63, refuses to be a hostage to fortune.“The history of this club, everyone knows how to measure success or failure at the end of the season,” he said. “If you try to predict the future you’re almost becoming a demi-god rather than a football coach.”Marcelo Bielsa has resurfaced at Leeds United after a bitter divorce with French club Lille last term © AFP/File / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGENWhile the Championship lacks the superstar names of the Premier League, it is notoriously competitive and Bielsa and Lampard begin at a disadvantage as the clubs relegated from the top flight have the benefit of generous “parachute” payments.Stoke City, who dropped out of the Premier League in May, are early favourites to bounce straight back up, with West Brom also tipped to do well.Lampard’s first match comes on Friday, away to Reading. The former England midfielder played under Reading’s manager Paul Clement at Chelsea, when Clement was assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.Lampard, who enjoyed huge success as a player at Chelsea, is a phlegmatic character while Bielsa is renowned for his fiery temperament, leaving Lazio after just two days and parting ways with Lille last year after only a few months at the helm.Club owner Andrea Radrizzani has staked a lot on making him the highest-paid Leeds manager and will hope to see the Bielsa that delivered the 2004 Olympic title for Argentina and guided Athletic Bilbao to two cup finals in the 2011-12 season.Bielsa, whose team host Stoke on Sunday, needed little convincing when given the opportunity to revive the club, who were English league champions in 1992, the season before the Premier League was born.“Nobody had to convince me. I was convinced by the strength of Leeds United as a club and an institution,” he said.“I looked at things from a sporting, football point of view and those things together helped me make my choice.”Lampard, 40, whose uncle is the former West Ham and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, pledged to confront his new challenge head on.“I don’t have a management CV and don’t proclaim to,” he told the BBC. “Any job has its risk elements but you take them on and you do so with a positive nature.“I am delighted that they have taken that risk and chosen me and I want to prove them right and get success.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Kane hopes to be fit for Spurs’ Champions League final

    first_img0Shares0000Tottenham striker Harry Kane hopes to be fit to join his team in the Champions League final © AFP / Adrian DENNISAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 9 – Harry Kane says he is on course to be fit for Tottenham’s Champions League final clash with Liverpool after the England captain joined his team’s celebrations following their astonishing victory over Ajax.Kane is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, but he was watching from the stands in the Johan Cruyff Arena as Tottenham recovered from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday. The incredible comeback sent Tottenham through to their first Champions League final and Kane is confident he will be ready to feature when Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.“We’ll see. So far so good, so if it carries on as it should I would hope to be. There’s still a few weeks to go,” Kane told BT Sport.“Rehab is going well. I start straight line running this week which is why I was OK to run on at the end.“We beat Man City and Ajax so I have to start training even harder to prove myself to the gaffer.”Kane has been sidelined since sustaining his latest ankle injury in a challenge on Manchester City’s Fabian Delph in the quarter-final first leg on April 9.But Pochettino did not want to comment when asked about Kane’s fitness with the last question of his post-match press conference, throwing his arms in the air as he left the room.Tottenham’s Premier League form has dipped without their leading scorer, although they should still secure a top-four finish in their last domestic game of the season against Everton on Sunday.Pochettino’s team have reserved their best performances without Kane for the Champions League, much to the delight of the 25-year-old.Kane, who has 24 goals this season, sprinted on the pitch at full-time in Amsterdam, hugging Pochettino and embracing his team-mates as they cavorted in front of the jubilant Tottenham fans high in the stands.Revealing Tottenham’s fightback was inspired by strong words at half-time, Kane said: “It was amazing. It was a disappointing first half and we let them play. I went into the dressing room at half-time and we knew it wasn’t good enough.“We said we had 45 minutes to give everything. When Lucas Moura scored the two you thought we would get another but then Jan Vertonghen hit the crossbar and we thought it might not be our day.“I’m a fan first and foremost and I know how much it means to the club. The lads dug deep and showed passion and that is all you can ask for.“We had to wait to get the third in the last minute and we found a way. That is what football is about and we have the final to come.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • SACKED! Relegation-threatened Wigan axe Malky Mackay

    first_img Former Wigan manager Malky Mackay 1 Championship strugglers Wigan have announced the departure of Malky Mackay, who has been sacked as manager after seeing the club slip eight points adrift of safety.The Latics were beaten 2-0 by Derby on Monday afternoon, leaving them in very real danger of dropping down into League One barely two years after they were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup.And, in a short statement on their official website, the club confirmed they had removed Mackay from his post just five months after his controversial hiringChairman David Sharpe, who only replaced his grandfather Dave Whelan in the role last month, told the club’s official website: “This was a very difficult decision to make but I feel that for the long-term future of the club, there needs to be change now.”Former Watford and Cardiff manager Mackay was announced as Uwe Rosler’s replacement back in November despite still being part of a Football Association investigation into claims he sent text messages which were of a homophobic, racist and sexist nature during his time with the Bluebirds.The furore only intensified when Whelan landed himself in hot water trying to defend the decision, telling the Guardian it was ”nothing” to call a Chinese person a ”c***k” and stated: ”Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else”.The FA banned Whelan for six weeks over those comments and he eventually stepped down as chairman in March, handing the reins to 23-year-old Sharpe, who has now made the first big decision of his tenure.Mackay, whose FA probe remains ongoing, has been unable to transform Latics’ fortunes on the pitch this season after taking just 19 points from the possible 72 on offer and he leaves the DW Stadium without a home victory during his five-month stint.last_img read more

  • Leicester feeling refreshed and ready for title charge, says Ranieri

    first_imgLeicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists his squad are ready for the title run-in. The Italian gave his players last week off after a demanding schedule to prepare them for the final push.The Foxes host Norwich on Saturday two points clear at the top of the Premier League with 12 games left.The players were given a training programme during their time off last week and Ranieri believes they have reaped the rewards from the break.He said: “The benefit was they came back how they left, the same, and that is good because they enjoy, they recharged the batteries.“Never have I given players one week off – maximum three days when I was crazy.”And Ranieri believes the players have been receptive to his management style after he replaced Nigel Pearson last summer.“I didn’t see the team a little bit down and then grow up. From the first day they were very, very focused,” he said.“I think my strength is to adapt in every situation, my character, my strategy, my point of view, my vision about football. Of course here at Leicester I felt from the beginning something special.”Daniel Amartey could make his debut at right-back after his January move from FC Copenhagen, with Danny Simpson suspendedRanieri could also throw a lifeline to Liam Moore with the defender having played just once for the Foxes this season.The 23-year-old returned from a loan spell at Bristol City last month and is in Ranieri’s thoughts with Simpson banned.He added: “He’s working very well, better than at the beginning of season. There is a future – I have an open mind. I want to win. If he shows me he’s the best over another, he plays.“I want to win. Now I watch him and he’s desperate – remember Simpson at the beginning didn’t play. I said to him, ‘You have a chance, show me’.” 1 Claudio Ranieri, the Leicester City manager last_img read more

  • Alleged Mexican Mafia members plead not guilty

    first_imgFive people believed to be members or associates of the Mexican Mafia pleaded not guilty today in Los Angeles to charges stemming from an alleged plot to murder another reputed gang member. Alleged ringleader Maria Dolores Llantada, 43, of La Puente; George Bravo, 40; David Shahagun, 26; Yvonne Montes, 30; and Angelita Martinez, 30, were arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court before Commissioner Henry J. Hall. A sixth defendant, Anthony Palacios, 30, entered a not-guilty plea yesterday. The defendants are accused of conspiring to murder Rafael Gonzalez-Munoz Jr. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAuthorities say Llantada ran the gang’s day-to-day activities in parts of La Puente and Norwalk and nearby areas in place of her husband, who is behind bars. Llantada allegedly ordered a hit on Gonzalez-Munoz as part of a feud between Mexican Mafia members in state and federal prisons, Deputy District Attorney Gary Hearnsberger said. The six were arrested last week in La Puente, West Covina and Azusa as investigators served warrants at 18 locations, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and county prosecutors. The defendants remain jailed. They are scheduled to return to court March 3 for a preliminary hearing. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more


    first_imgANGER is growing at several Donegal Facebook pages which feature schoolchildren kissing.Many pictures feature teenagers – many of whom can be identified.There are currently 2,600 friends on the Letterkenny site and thousands more on several Inishowen based pages. One angry parent who contacted donegaldaily last night said: “This is sickening.“These children need to be taken to one side and told that this should not be allowed.“The pictures are explicit and parents need to go catch up with the internet generation, go on to Facebook and educate their children.“I have complained to Facebook.” There are 253 pictures on the Letterkenny Shiftin Facebook page.Donegaldaily has decided not to feature the pages.ANGER AT EXPLICIT DONEGAL ‘SHIFTIN’ FACEBOOK was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cardonaghfacebook shiftin pagesletterkennylast_img read more