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  • Case Management Services Available in Hart Park House Senior Center

    first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Hart Park House Senior Center is partnering with the YWCA to offer case management services for seniors who require additional support. Beginning on October 9th, Case Management services from the YWCA San Gabriel Valley will be provided every 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hart Park House Senior Center located in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.The case worker will assist in linking and helping seniors apply to supportive services, such as advocacy, counseling, housekeeping, meal delivery, subsidized housing, payment assistance, and transportation. Appointments last approximately 30 minutes and reservations need to be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, contact the Senior Center at (626) 355-7394. All are invited to call the YWCA Case Management Intake line at (626) 214-9465 if service is required at any time other than the 2nd Thursday of the month.Furthermore, all individuals interested in utilizing the service are encouraged to come into the Senior Center on September 18th at 11:45 a.m. to learn more about the YWCA Case Management Program and meet the case manager who has been assigned to this location. HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Community News Case Management Services Available in Hart Park House Senior Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 4:20 pmlast_img read more

  • Gujarat Court Removes Narendra Modi As Defendant In Suit Seeking Damages For Deaths In 2002 Riots [Read Order]

    first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat Court Removes Narendra Modi As Defendant In Suit Seeking Damages For Deaths In 2002 Riots [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Sep 2020 12:33 AMShare This – xA civil court in Gujarat on Saturday struck off the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the first defendant in a civil suit seeking damages for the killing of three British citizens during the 2002 riots.Principal Civil Judge of Prantij in Sabarkantha district allowed the application filed by lawyer S S Shah on behalf of Mr.Modi to strike off his name, after noting that he was neither…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA civil court in Gujarat on Saturday struck off the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the first defendant in a civil suit seeking damages for the killing of three British citizens during the 2002 riots.Principal Civil Judge of Prantij in Sabarkantha district allowed the application filed by lawyer S S Shah on behalf of Mr.Modi to strike off his name, after noting that he was neither a “necessary or proper party” in the case.Three suits were filed in 2004 by few British citizens in the local court against Mr. Modi, then minister of State for Home Gordhan Zadaphia and 12 others, seeking Rs 20 crores as damages for the death of their three relatives – Saeed Dawood, Shakeel Dawood and Mohammed Aswat – who were killed by a mob on National Highway 8 on February 28, 2002 while they were returning from Rajasthan.The Court said that the allegations in the plaint to the effect that Mr.Modi(the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002) was liable for the riots were “general, non-specific and vague”.”There is not a single averment showing presence of defendant No.1(Mr.Modi) at the scene of offence at the relevant time or his direct or indirect involvement in the alleged act or any specific role from which reasonable ground for malice or intentional acts or omissions can be found, entitling the plaintiff to claim any legal right or relief against defendant No.1 in his personal or official capacity in the suit”, observed Mr. Sureshkumar Kaludan Gadhavi, the Principal Civil Judge in the order.The Court said that the averments in the plaint were “made cleverly to connect” Modi to the riots and to seek compensation from him. The Court termed the allegations against Mr.Modi “reckless, without any basis” and noted that the plaintiffs have not brought on record the outcome of the criminal trial with respect to the killings and whether Mr.Modi was made an accused in that criminal case. While acknowledging that the plaintiff, being the dominus litis(master of the suit), has the right to choose the defendants, the Court said that there must exist a legal right against such defendant.”The question that arises is, whether in the absence of any specific intentional act/omission or malice or connection, a person who merely held an office of the State be made liable for each and every act/omission of the officers of the State? The plaintiff ought to have shown reasonable grounds along with proposed evidence before arraying anyone as  defendant”, the Court said.The plaintiffs had contended that Mr.Modi, being the Chief Minister of Gujarat at the time of riots, was “constitutionally, statutorily and personally liable for being in complete command of the State machinery”.They had alleged that the State Administration ignored the alert from the IB regarding the movement of kar sevaks and that Mr.Modi, along with senior cabinet colleagues, allowed the bodies of kar sevaks killed in the Godhra carnage to be taken to Ahmedabad, against the advice of local administration. It was further alleged that the Chief Minister did not oppose the call of ‘bandh’ by VHP and deliberately did not act against newspapers fanning communal passions. It was thus the plaintiffs’ argument that the actions and omissions of the Chief Minister led to the increasing of violence against the Muslim community.The court, after observing that there was no substantive material to link the Mr.Narendra Modi in his personal or official capacity with the incident, invoked the powers under Order 1, Rule 10 (2) of the Code of Civil Procedure to strike off his name.Lawyers targeted, state the plaintiffsThe plaintiffs had raised the plea of forum non-conveniens(seeking trial before another appropriate forum) on the ground that their lawyers were being targeted and that they were finding it difficult to secure the services of other lawyers. One of the plaintiffs, Mr.Imran Dawood, had therefore directly submitted an affidavit raising objections to the striking off application.It was stated that the officers of their lawyers – Senior Advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover- were raided by the CBI last year and that the services of their local lawyer Mr. Anwar Malek were no longer available.”The action(raid) for all intents and purposes is a co­ordinated strategy especially given the content of the special civil suit and the timing of the action against our lawyers and the timing of the application to remove defendant No.1 from the special civil suit”, said the statement of objection filed by the plaintiffs.The Court observed that no substantial progress has taken place in the suit filed in 2004 and that the plea of forum non-conveniens was to stall the proceedings.The plaintiffs are deliberately dragging the suit, the court said.”I am of the view that striking out name of defendant No.1 would not make any adverse effect on the claim of the plaintiff. A bare reading of the plaint makes it further evident that bald allegations are made against defendant No.1 and none of the averments indicates malice on the part of defendant No.1, which resulted into the incident in question”, the Court said in conclusion.In 2015, a special designated trial court had acquitted all the six accused of killing the three British nationals citing lack of evidence. The case was among the nine Gujarat riots cases handled by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team in 2008.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

  • April 15, 2004 News and Notes

    first_img April 15, 2004 News & Notes April 15, 2004 News and Notes News and Notes Tamela Eady Wiseman has been re-elected to the Naples City Council and selected as the city’s vice mayor. Bruce Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale has been elected to the Constituency Board of the University of Miami Center For Autism And Related Disabilities. Brandon A. Rotbart of Miami recently spoke to Jewish law, medical, and pharmacy students at Nova Southeastern University regarding Florida divorce law. Paul H. Amundsen of Tallahassee has been elected to a four-year term on the board of visitors of Elon University in Elon, N.C. Sonja K. Knighton of Brady & Associates in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens. Donna R. Blaustein of Aventura has been elected board chair of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Barbara D. Auger of Tew Cardenas in Tallahassee has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Florida State Boxing Commission. Scott Mager of Ft. Lauderdale wrote an article titled, “‘ILE’ Telling You What’s Going On: Drafting More Informative Initial Legal Evaluation Letters,”which was published in the February issue of the Dispute Resolution Institute’s publication, For the Defense. He also wrote “Document the Truth: It Shall Set You Free!” which appeared in the February issue of Contemporary Long Term Care. Manuel Reboso of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., in Miami spoke on understanding and properly working with brain injury rehabilitation experts in catastrophic injury cases at the annual Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar in Orlando. Beverly L. Vesel of Ft. Lauderdale has been named president-elect of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center’s Alumni Association. Jay E. Auerbach of Hollywood has been appointed to the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Roma W. Theus of Edwards & Angell, Ft. Lauderdale, recently spoke about the downward departures under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, since enactment of the Protect Act, where the accused has not cooperated with the United States government, at the 18th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime presented by the ABA in Miami Beach. J. Thomas Cardwell of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando, was honored by the Orange County Commission for his leadership and dedicated service on the Orange County Housing Finance Authority. Clifford Schulman of Greenberg Traurig in Miami, and Aventura Mayor Jeffrey Perlow were honored by the Anti-Defamation League at the 2004 Torch of Liberty Awards. José Omar Seda, general counsel to several Florida health care corporations and an adjunct professor at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, presented “Defensive Charting: Minimizing Frivolous Law Suits in the Nursing Home Health Care Setting Through Proper Documentation Practices” at a seminar in St. Petersburg sponsored by the Pinellas County Association of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care, Inc. Cathryn A. Mitchell of Miller Mitchell in Princeton, N.J., participated in the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Third Annual Law and Technology Conference held recently in Orlando. She spoke on global issues with respect to trade secrets, noncompete agreements, and employment. John R. Herin, Jr., of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Guedes Cole & Boniske, P.A., in Miami presented “Making Code Enforcement Work” at the 10th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Carolyn Delizia of Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers has been named president of the Association of Family Law Professionals, Inc. Ted P. Galatis, Jr., of Andrews & Galatis in Ft. Lauderdale was recently appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to a term on the Broward County Human Rights Board. Joe Englander of Malin, Haley & DiMaggio in Ft. Lauderdale recently presented “Trademark Law Pitfalls for the General Practitioner” at a Broward County Bar Association’s CLE program at the Norma B. Howard Conference Center. Christopher M. Shulman of Tampa, has been appointed to the American Arbitration Association panel of neutrals to serve as both Mediator and Arbitrator of employment disputes, and to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service panel of neutrals to serve as a labor arbitrator. Keith E. Rounsaville of Orlando’s Akerman Senterfitt has written a chapter titled “Preserve, Protect and Defend: Dealing Fairly and Squarely with Clients in Antitrust Practice,” which appears in Inside the Minds: Winning Antitrust Strategies, published by Aspatore Publishers. Michelle Jorge of Lillesand & Associates, P.A., in Miami, covered the topic of establishing guardianship at the spring conference of the Merrick Educational Center in Coral Gables. Alvin K. Brown’s Brown Security & Law Group, P.A., was recently named as a finalist in the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year award. The firm was nominated in the Entrepreneurial Academy Graduate category for its innovative combination of security, intelligence, and legal consulting services. Louise B. Zeuli of Maitland recently presented “Health Ministries and Parish Nursing”, an international seminar sponsored by the North American & Inter American Divisions of Seventh-day Adventists in Orlando. Also, as a guest faculty member, Ms. Zeuli presented “Prevention of Medical Errors” at the University of Central Florida, College of Health & Public Affairs. William Corry has been elected president of the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Bruce Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale recently presented “The Paralegal’s Role in The Mediation Process: Ten Ingredients For a Successful Mediation Process” to the mebers of the South Florida Paralegal Association in Miami. Scott Dwyer of Melbourne recently presented “Bringing it Home, Let The Jury See, Touch, and Smell Your Evidence,” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers winter seminar in Beaver Creek, CO. Sangita Patel of Baker & Hotstetler in Orlando has been elected to the board of directors of The Adult Literacy League, Inc. David Haenel of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, has recently been honored by MADD for his work in the area of DUI prosecutions. Joel Levine has been selected as an arbitrator to serve on the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, which determines the rates and distribution of copyright royalties — including those for music and Web casting— when those rates cannot be determined in the marketplace through negotiation between copyright holders and users (broadcasters) of copyrighted materials. Albert E. Dotson Jr., of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Miami, was recently elected vice president of the Orange Bowl Committee. Christine D. Hanley of West Palm Beach has recently been named a “Heavy Hitter in Human Resources” by the South Florida Business Journal. Edward H. Davis, Jr., of Miami has received a Certified Fraud Examiner certification from The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Barry Nelson of North Miami Beach presented “Transfers of Partnership Interests to Charitable Lead Trusts” at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s 2004 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Anne Marie Estevez and Beth S. Joseph, both of Morgan Lewis in Miami, have written Public Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: Compliance and Litigation Manual, which was published by Westlaw. Renaldy J. Gutierrez of Miami has been appointed by the Republic of Nicaragua to the panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank, Washington, D.C. David H. Lowe IV, of Palm City has became the president of the University of Florida Alumni Association. Roberta Fox of Miami recently received the 2004 Company of Women Pioneer Award from the Metropolitan Miami-Dade County. She was honored for her contributions to the women’s right movement, and her work as a state representative and senator in the passage of legislation for children and families.last_img read more

  • Sebastien Desabre’s Pyramids make impressive African debut

    first_imgAmir Sayoud starred for Belouizdad, creating the first goal for Ahmed Gasmi midway through the opening half and scoring the second eight minutes from time.African newcomers Paradou AC, the other Algerian contenders in the second-tier Confederation of African Football competition, were even more impressive, hammering Guinean visitors CI Kamsar 3-0.The most convincing first leg winners, though, were two other debutants, Esae of Benin and Triangle United of Zimbabwe, who each scored five unanswered goals.Esae triumphed 5-0 away to ASC Snim of Mauritania in Nouakchott and Triangle exploited home advantage to thump Rukinzo of Burundi 5-0 in a southeastern Zimbabwe town.Ulrich Dah Acheffon scored the first and fifth goals for Esae, who had completed their demolition job with a quarter of the match remaining.Allan Takarwisa led the Triangle goal romp, bagging a first half brace to help his club to a 3-0 advantage by half-time.US Ben Guerdane of Tunisia also scored five goals as they trounced Amarat United from South Sudan 5-1 with Brazilians Melo dos Santos and Ricardo Pereira bagging two goals each.Return matches are scheduled for the weekend of August 23/25.Share on: WhatsApp Desabre joined Pyramids after AFCON. PHOTO PYRAMIDS FCGhanaian Antwi stars for PyramidsJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Ghanaian John Antwi scored twice for Sebastien Desabre’s Egyptian outfit Pyramids as they lived up to a billing of being a club to watch in the CAF Confederation Cup this season.The debutants thumped Etoile of Congo Brazzaville 4-1 in a preliminary round first leg to virtually seal a round-of-32 place ahead of the return match in central Africa.Burkinabe Eric Traore and Egyptian Ahmed Ali also netted for the home side, who led by three goals at half-time, while Yan Mukumbu was the lone Congolese scorer.Wealthy Saudi sports official Turki al Sheikh bought underperforming Al Assiouty Sport last year, changed the name of the club and went on a spending spree.The impact was immediate as they finished third behind traditional African and Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek in the national league.French coach Sebastien Desabre was hired after taking Uganda to the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations this year for the first time in 41 years.There was also more signings with former Ahly forward Antwi among those who joined to strengthen the squad for the first African campaign.Assuming Pyramids eliminate Etoile, they are likely to face CR Belouizdad of Algeria, who built a 2-0 home lead over AS CotonTchad of Chad in Algiers.last_img read more

  • Report Highly Critical of Red Bank Operations

    first_imgBy Jay Cook |RED BANK – A newly published report commissioned by the borough slams Red Bank’s “ineffective” and “dysfunctional” municipal operations.The 42-page-long assessment entitled the Management Enhancement Review, shared Friday on the borough website, says Red Bank’s government needs to modernize its numerous departments, requires an active redevelopment agency to compete with neighboring towns and should overhaul its form of government.“It’s definitely disappointing. Heart-wrenching, in a way,” said Red Bank Councilman Michael Whelan Tuesday, who has been on the governing body for two and a half years. “It’s our fault and we just can’t get out of our way.”It was authored by Government Strategy Group (GSG) over a seven-month period from October to April. Its leadership – CEO Kenneth DeRoberts and Joseph M. Harnett, executive managing director – were contracted by the borough earlier this year to oversee operations after former borough administrator Stanley Sickels’ retirement at the end of 2017.DeRoberts and Harnett took Red Bank’s current temperature by interviewing 45 borough employees, elected officials, business owners and business agency staff about how the town operates. Though their names were listed in a section called Roster of Interviews, their comments were published without attribution. The results detailed a rising fever.“Our facilities are a disaster,” said one person, who was not named. “We are all out of sync. I don’t know what the goals and objectives of the Mayor and Council are,” another proclaimed. “You have to be a pest to get anything done here,” described a third person.“The Borough of Red Bank is at a major crossroads,” the report’s introduction reads. “Strong opposing dynamics, as well as external forces, present challenges that if not addressed, threaten to leave the community’s fate outside of its control.”Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said Monday there needs to be “an organic, complete administrative overhaul” about how “the borough has historically functioned.”The top recommendation was for Red Bank to commission a charter study and investigate changing its form of government. The report finds the borough council form has essentially morphed into a commission-style, giving elected officials too much oversight in daily operations.Menna called investigating such a change a “cop out.” Instead, consolidating its numerous departments into potentially three, he said, would “address the redundancy and the administrative changes that have taken place in 50 years.”The recent hire of new business administrator Ziad Andrew Shehady should help solve that problem, Menna said.Whelan, however, supports changing Red Bank’s governmental system. He and fellow Republican Councilman Mark Taylor recently started the “Red Bank First” initiative as an effort to reform the borough government into a nonpartisan governing body.“Being in that government for the last three years, we have seen how it’s inefficient and how nothing gets done,” said Whelan. “A lot of times we stand in the way of progress, and this independent group pretty much agrees that the way we’re set up is archaic.”The report, which Red Bank initially paid $17,500 for in October, also went into great detail concerning the numerous other functions and policies of Red Bank.OperationsBy redefining the interior chain of command and an organizational structure, the GSG report said Red Bank could eliminate up to 12 full-time positions. It suggested consolidating the code enforcement, planning, zoning and building departments into one main office that handles it all.Open permits in the construction code office have been “symbolic of dysfunctionality that set in over the years,” according to the report. With about 4,400 properties, there are a staggering 9,000 permits in that department. Although most might be for small items, it presents a “real measurable effect on taxes” involving properties with added assessments that should be on tax rolls.Morale among borough employees “is very poor,” the report continued. It detailed a culture where employees take orders from multiple bosses and multiple elected officials, leaving them feeling “not fully supported in their jobs or their careers.”Some recommendations to fix borough-wide operations were to improve information technology programs, hold a regional shared service summit to contract projects out and changing the structure of how employees are assigned work.The Downtown Establishing a redevelopment agency and addressing the downtown parking problems top this section. Redevelopment projects in Long Branch and Asbury Park, as well as at Fort Monmouth could soon rival Red Bank’s downtown, according to the report.GSG suggested the borough hire a full-time redevelopment director or create a similar agency to help communications with current and prospective business owners.Additionally, the borough should implement a new master plan with specifics for the downtown and create a “consistent brand identity” to develop a marketing plan.Hiring a firm to conduct a parking study was also suggested. The borough council beat the report to the punch, though, as it hired Walker Consultants last month to begin that study.“The planning for and availability of such parking has been a source of contention for a number of years,” according to the report. “There are as many different opinions about whether more is needed, if so how much and where as there are stakeholders with an interest in the issue.”Click here to read the rest of the report on redbanknj.org. This article was first published in the June 14-June 21, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


    first_imgJockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype323669%$197,910 Flavien Prat601313222%$715,800 ESPINOZA, BAFFERT INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE AT STRONACH MEDIAXpressbet’s Aaron Vercruysse recently caught up with American Pharoah’s jockey and trainer, Victor Espinoza and Bob Baffert, for in-depth interviews regarding the colt’s upcoming pursuit of the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes on June 6.The informative and entertaining sessions can be viewed at Stronach Media’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDgBpujf7ok Fernando Perez64129819%$439,230 Gonzalo Nicolas6056108%$178,728 Michael Machowsky1433121%$94,120 Felipe Valdez63710511%$285,200 FINISH LINES: Joe Talamo hopes to “win one for the Knapper” on Harlington’s Rose in today’s Spring Fever Stakes. Steve Knapp, who trains the 4-year-old filly, had his gall bladder removed Friday at Mission Hospital in Orange County after experiencing stomach pains. The 58-year-old native of Chino Hills expects to be back at the track in a few days . . . Elvis has left the building: Jockey Elvis Trujillo will move his tack Monday from Santa Anita to ride regularly at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Through 17 racing days, Trujillo, who won his 2,000th career race here on May 9, had five wins from 48 mounts . . . Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red worked four furlongs for Keith Desormeaux Saturday in 49.80, while Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind went five furlongs under birthday boy Victor Espinoza (43 today) in 1:01.80 for John Sadler.  Laz Barrera winner Kentuckian, prepping for the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby at 1 1/8 miles on July 4, went four furlongs in a bullet 46 flat for Jerry Hollendorfer, who also sent California Derby winner Cross the Line seven furlongs in 1:26 for the Grade III Affirmed Stakes on June 7 . . . Bolo, who finished an eventful 12th in the Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:04 under Rafael Bejarano. Trainer Carla Gaines has the son of Temple City ticketed for the Grade I, $1,250,000 Belmont Derby Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf July 4 . . . Jockey Gonzalo Nicolas loses his five-pound apprentice allowance on Monday, Memorial Day, and begins riding as a journeyman next Friday . . . Congrats to TVG’s Christina Blacker and her husband, trainer Dan, on the birth of a five-pound, 11-ounce baby girl this morning . . . Santa Anita will race through Monday’s holiday, then be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday and return with live racing Friday at 4 p.m. There will be simulcast racing Thursday, June 4, with free parking and free General Admission . . . Santa Anita will host a book signing of John Perrotta‘s new publication, “Racetracker,” from 12 noon to 2 p.m. across from Champions! Gift Shop on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. . . Tom Quigley‘s guests Sunday and Monday at 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens will be Frank R. Scatoni, co-author of Six Secrets of Successful Bettors, and TVG analyst Nick (The Sarge) Hines . . . Little Red Feather Racing has three horses in today’s stakes: Rocko’s Wheel, who makes his turf debut in the Snow Chief; Sheer Pleasure, who seeks back-to-back stakes wins in the Melair; and Chati’s On Top, gunning for three straight when he runs in the Snow Chief . . . And there’s the gag about a confused bettor at Golden Gate Fields who didn’t know whether to play a horse trained by Jonathan Wong or Blaine Wright, because “he didn’t know Wong from Wright.” Dan Hendricks831038%$71,890 ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR FAVORED IN WHITTINGHAMAshleyluvssugar seeks his third straight win, his second straight stakes win and his second in a row at a mile and a half when he runs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes for three year olds and up at 1 ½ miles on turf.The 4-year-old California-bred gelding won the Grade II San Luis Rey at a mile and a half on March 21.“I’ll just leave up to Gary,” trainer Peter Eurton said, addressing tactics and referring to Gary Stevens, who was aboard in the San Luis Rey for a 2 ¼-length upset over favored Finnegans Wake. “He knows the horse pretty well.“We got a decent enough draw on the outside (five in a field of five). At a mile and a half you never see a lot of pace. It just all comes down to who’s a little too eager. That’s why they’re going a mile and a half. It’s wait, wait, wait and run.”The field for the Whittingham, race three of nine: Divine Oath, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Crucero, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Ganesh, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Going Somewhere, Mike Smith, 7-2; and Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 6-5. William Spawr1432221%$86,110 Bob Baffert1542227%$183,310 Edwin Maldonado55712913%$273,930 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Robertino Diodoro1832317%$109,990 Mario Gutierrez2432513%$162,128 Martin Garcia1742224%$111,050 Drayden Van Dyke4574516%$277,888 Elvis Trujillo4854710%$260,170 EURTON IS SWEET ON FAVORITE IN WHITTINGHAMDISTINCTIV PASSION BACK HOME FOR LA STAKESESPINOZA, BAFFERT INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE AT STRONACH MEDIATALAMO HOPES TO ‘WIN ONE FOR THE KNAPPER’ Tyler Baze9616122017%$678,360 Doug O’Neill521012519%$453,528center_img MALDONADO SAYS DISTINCTIV PASSION BACK ON COURSEEdwin Maldonado expects Distinctiv Passion to make amends when the front-running Florida-bred goes in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.The 5-year-old With Distinction horse never got untracked in the five furlong Al Quoz Sprint on a “good” turf course in Dubai on March 28, finishing 13th of 16.“The grass was too long and wet, and he just couldn’t get a grip, not at all,” said Maldonado, who has ridden Distinctiv Passion in 12 of his 16 career starts, winning seven.“He came back well after the trip to Dubai and he likes this track,” Maldonado said. “He’s been training lights out.”Distinctiv Passion, trained by Jeff Bonde for owners Edward Brown, Alan Klein and Phil Lebherz, has four wins and a third from seven starts at Santa Anita, including the San Pedro Stakes in January 2013 and the Grade III Midnight Lute last Dec. 27.The Los Angeles field: Five Palms, Martin Garcia, 4-1; War Academy, Elvis Trujillo, 12-1; Spirit Rules, Iggy Puglisi, 12-1; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 8-5; Distinctiv Passion, Edwin Maldonado, 5-2; and San Onofre, Mike Smith, 9-5. Tiago Pereira2866321%$218,420 Brayan Pena373128%$71,730 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Richard Mandella2165229%$436,220 Mark Glatt2834411%$155,374 Alex Solis1533220%$156,010 Richard Baltas2883229%$374,820 Peter Miller38811121%$306,610 Santiago Gonzalez4841038%$188,226 Mike Smith2156124%$456,080 Vann Belvoir2535412%$123,890 Philip D’Amato2693335%$320,890 (Current Through Friday, May 22) Bruce Headley931033%$68,950 Martin Pedroza523766%$189,394 John Sadler3556514%$204,758 Eddie Truman1151145%$145,150 Joseph Talamo651431322%$449,798 Rafael Bejarano6815161322%$687,802 -30-last_img read more

  • No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector

    first_imgJobs in drinks and hospitality business around Donegal are going to be particularly vulnerable after Brexit, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).Over 4,602 people are employed in the industry in Donegal – which counts for 7.9% of the total employment in the county.But the shock of a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop, warns DIGI. Donegal’s pub population has fallen by 20.1% since 2005 as 91 premises closed down in that time.DIGI is warning that businesses will take a further hit after Brexit, as a no-deal will lead to a reduction in tourism numbers and a tougher export market that are likely to follow a further devaluation of sterling.To safeguard the industry, DIGI is urging the Government to reduce alcohol excise by 15% over the next two years.Rosemary Garth, Chair of DIGI and Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Irish Distillers, said: “A no-deal Brexit will have immediate consequences for Ireland’s drinks and hospitality businesses. If the sterling devalues further, then it will be harder and more expensive for Ireland’s drinks businesses to export their products to the UK, which is a major market. Border controls will further delay road freight trade with mainland Europe.“For drinks and hospitality businesses in rural Ireland, particularly the seasonal kind, reduced spend by British tourists will have a lasting, damaging effect on their ability to take on new workers or keep on existing staff. In extreme cases, a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop.“By reducing Ireland’s disproportionately high alcohol excise tax over the next two years, the Government will be giving drinks and hospitality businesses a lifeline. Rural businesses will be better positioned to weather the worst of a no-deal Brexit, to be more competitive and improve trading.”Meanwhile, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, which includes Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal, is calling on the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to maintain the current 50% excise relief on Alcohol Products Tax, which is applicable to microbreweries, in advance of his Budget 2020 plans.Peter Mosley, Chairman of the ICBI, said: “Every member of our association is currently developing its own small-scale artisan brewery for growth and development. Many of our members are small breweries located in very rural locations and enjoy great support from their local and very loyal community by creating direct employment and tourism in the region. Sadly, many of our members are battling to survive. All of our artisan producers are dependent on the support from this excise relief.” No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

  • Stalin’s Railroad of Death Unearthed

    first_imgStalin, who read Darwin in divinity school and turned atheist, became a ruthless dictator whose reign of terror killed multiple millions more than Hitler.  One of his evil deeds is being remembered: a railroad project in Siberia that was never completed despite causing the deaths of at least 100,000 people.The BBC News told the story through an eyewitness, Lyudmila Lipatova, who survived the brutal years 1947-1953 when a third of the 300,000 slave laborers sentenced to work on the railroad perished due to weather, starvation, or brutality of the guards.The story is horrific in the Stalin style.  The same dictator who ordered soldiers into minefields to clear them for the motherland certainly had no conscience when rounding up bodies to work his grand scheme for a thousand-mile railway to link eastern and western Siberia.  Russian men and women could be accused of crimes for the flimsiest of reasons, or no reason whatsoever, their fate doomed to hard labor in camps in temperatures of -50°C in winter, continuing the work in deep snow, and insufferable heat and mosquitoes in summer.  Merciless guards would sometimes strip naked workers who were less than cooperative and tie them to posts to leave them to the onslaught of the mosquitoes, a torment Lipatova called “worse than any torture instrument.”  The article includes rare photographs.  One  haunting portrait is of a beautiful young woman who was sentenced to the railroad when she was accused of embezzlement for no fault of her own: rats had eaten bank notes in her employer’s safe.The railroad was never finished, and the fate of the prisoners was largely forgotten–till now.  Lipatova, now in her 70s, is determined to keep their story alive.  Sixty years later, the current regime is considering reviving the “Railroad of Bones” project, hopefully, this time, more leniently for the construction workers.Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruits.”  The divinity student who quickly ditched his faith for Darwin shows he had no true faith at all, except in his newly chosen idol, who promised success to the fittest.  Stalin took “survival of the fittest” as a law of nature that favored ruthless strength.  His Darwinian faith transformed him into a monster, torturing and killing ministers, citizens and even his own nearest advisors in a Reign of Terror the likes of which made Hitler look like a novice.  While he himself endulged in luxurious pleasures, he created a cult of personality that succeeded in brainwashing his own victims to practically worship him as the savior of their country.  This tactic made him a role model to the dictators of China, North Korea, Cambodia, Iraq (Saddam Hussein), Cuba, and others.  Had not a stroke disabled and killed him in 1953, Stalin might well have turned nuclear weapons on the west.It’s mind-boggling to consider the pain and suffering one man can inflict.  Yet today, academics continue to preach the communist “gospel” to impressionable students who never learned the history of the 20th century dictatorships that put Marxism into practice.  They are also not told of the connection between Marx and Darwin.  Are you surprised that Stalin transformed many churches into museums of atheism, and sent many tens of thousands of pastors to the gulags and Siberia?  (These were the ones who were not shot.)  The BBC is to be commended for re-telling this story, even though like most news organizations they still embrace Darwin.  The Railroad of Bones is but one episode of a horrific 12-year dictatorship that killed at least 20 million of Stalin’s own citizens and imprisoned many more.  If you know these things, teach them to misguided youth who think Darwin is cool and Stalin was a hero.Exercise:  Try not to think about the 77 million that Chairman Mao killed (11/30/2005).  If you don’t succeed, by all means don’t think about the 148 million citizens of communist regimes who perished in state-sponsored terror.  If you still don’t succeed, try counting the victims, one name every 5 seconds, day and night with no breaks.  That should keep you busy for 28 years. (Visited 72 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • ANA’s 787-9 to Make Demonstration Flight at Farnborough International Airshow

    first_imgANA will be introducing a new cabin specification fitted for mid-haul international routes, principally between Japan and Southeast Asian destinations. The aircraft is to be introduced on the Haneda-Singapore route from beginning of August, followed by Haneda-Hong Kong route at the end of August. The airline also plans to introduce the flight on the Haneda-Bangkok route in near future.The new cabins come with full-flat ANA Business Staggered seats in Business Class (which is already offered on long-haul international services to Europe and North America). Boeing has released a stunning video of the practice flight for the demonstration of its Boeing 787-9 at next week’s Farnborough Air Show.Capt. Randy Neville, Capt. Van Chaney and Capt. John Misuradze, Boeing test pilots, conducted the flight in Moses Lake, Wash. The video offers a preview of the planned air show technical demonstration, as well as additional maneuvers to showcase the airplane’s performance and capabilities.These include:•    High-banking turns that show wing flex•    Side-to-side movements to demonstrate roll authority and handling characteristicsANA which was the launch customer for the 787 has ordered 83 of the 787 family, including 44 of the 787-9 model.The airline currently operates 11 of the model principally on international routes.last_img read more

  • SA calls for more Africa-India trade

    first_img27 May 2011 Speaking at the second Africa-India summit in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe reaffirmed the strategic importance of India’s relationship with Africa, while stressing the need for burgeoning trade relations to be pushed to the next level. “We need to ensure that capacity building is focused on further expansion and leads to increases in trade between and amongst the African countries and India, as well as in investment in infrastructure development,” Motlanthe told representatives from India and the 15 African countries that took part in the summit. Motlanthe commended the commitment of $18-billion worth of projects to Africa by Indian businesses at an Africa-India Business Forum Conclave held early this year, as well as the credit line India offered to Africa during the first Summit in 2008 – commitments made in a harsh economic environment in the aftermath of the global recession. “We, as African countries, need to ensure that we fully utilise such opportunities to the benefit of our people, especially since the shortage of finance experienced by Africa in this current economic situation depresses investment, deters growth and undermines the ability of our countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” Motlanthe said. Currently, the World Bank estimates that Africa needs investment of US$93-billion per year to address its infrastructure gap. While the Deputy President acknowledged gains made in the agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors, he said there was still a need to explore ways of making more out of the partnership with India in order to stimulate employment creation in various African countries. Motlanthe proposed that there should be a follow-up mechanism that would ensure monitoring and evaluation of progress made. “With strict time-frames, this will help member states to remain focused and effectively implement the programmes and projects sponsored by this forum,” Motlanthe said. With Africa still trying to break into India’s highly regulated economic market and one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Motlanthe was hopeful that gains would be made through partnerships like the Africa-India Forum, IBSA and BRICS. Working in concert with India, he was also confident that Africa could push for the conclusion of the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Round of negotiations, which would ultimately see a more equitable global trade system. The next Africa-India summit will be held in New Delhi in 2014. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more