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first_imgCAMPAIGN, IN HIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEBUT, RALLIES FROM FAR BACK TO TAKE $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY SADLER, HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN THE SLOP IN 1:42.91ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2019)–With a tremendous late burst, longshot Campaign overcame what appeared to be a seven length deficit a furlong out to take Sunday’s $59,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a neck under Rafael Bejarano.  Contested over a sloppy track during a driving rain, Campaign, who provided trainer John Sadler with his second win on the day, got 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.91.Last, about 10 lengths off the lead with a half mile to run, Campaign was set into high gear around the far turn and was seven-wide turning for home as he had his sights set on favored Nero and  Apalachee Bay en route to a thrilling win.Idle since well beaten in the Grade III Sycamore Stakes at a mile and one half turf at Keeneland Oct. 18, Campaign, a 4-year-old colt by Curlin, out of the Dynaformer mare Arania, was off at 20-1 in a field of nine older horses and paid $42.40, $13.00 and $8.60.“I knew he’d been running on turf, but I could tell he really liked this wet track,” said Bejarano.    “He was very comfortable where we were at and then when we started picking them up, I just kept riding him like a bicycle.  That was fun!”Originally trained by Chad Brown and then by Steve Asmussen in his last four starts, Campaign, who sold for $675,000 as a Keeneland September Yearling,  is owned by Woodford Racing, LLC.  In his first start for Sadler, he picked up $35,400 for the win, increasing his earnings to $214,753.  With today’s win, his overall mark now stands at 6-3-1-0.For his part, Nero, who pulled his way into second position heading into the Club House turn and took a one length advantage over both Choo Choo and Apalachee  Bay at the half mile pole, battled back at the rail turning for home and gained a neck advantage in the shadow of the wire over Apalachee Bay, only to get nipped on the money by the winner.Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Joe Talamo, Nero was the 9-5 favorite and paid $4.00 and $3.40 while finishing a neck in front of Apalachee Bay.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Apalachee Bay ran a huge race at 48-1 and paid $12.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.79, 46.85, 1:10.77 and 1:36.27.Racing resumes with an eight-race card on Thursday.  First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


Import invasion: Top-notch reinforcements add spice to Grand Prix tournament

first_imgLeading the pack for this year’s season-ending conference is two-time champion import Lindsay Stalzer, who will don the Petron jersey this time along with American Hillary Hurley and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda.Stalzer steered Foton to two championships in the past, and her transfer will add color to the conference.Not to be left behind in the PSL arms race is Foton, which tapped Serbian stars Sara Klisura, Dragana Perunicic and Katarina Vukomanovic in its drive to score a “three-peat.”Cignal established connection with Americans Beth Carey and Alexis Matthews and Japanese libero Mami Miyashita; while Cocolife will rely on Taylor Milton and Tai Manu-Olevao.Sta. Lucia acquired Canadians Marisa Field and Kristen Moncks and Bulgarian Slavina Koleva, while F2 Logistics closed deals with Venezuelan Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan of the United States.ADVERTISEMENT But they come with some world-class salaries, too.PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara confirmed that the players coming over will get from $3,000 to $6,000 each for a two-month stint with their respective clubs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Our teams chose from a pool of FIVB-accredited players, and we encouraged them to get the best they can afford,” said Suzara. “The better players they get, the better not only for the team, but for the league itself and Philippine volleyball in general.”Though the salary range still pales in comparison to that in basketball, the pay scale broke the glass roof for the sport considering that PSL clubs can now employ three imports at a time. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed SEA Games committee, NSA concerns in POC meet MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments World-class foreign players will spice things up for the coming Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix starting Oct. 21.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Generika will have Darlene Ramdin and Croatian Katarina Pilepic, while University of Santo Tomas and Iriga have yet to name their reinforcements.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more


‘Chaos, free-for-all at City Hall’ – Jagdeo

first_img… says audit needed into City Hall’s spendingFormer President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday stated that President David Granger should have done more than order City Hall to find accommodation for the Stabroek Market Square vendors, who have been temporarily relocated to a leased land at the corner Hadfield and Lombard Streets, Georgetown.President David Granger addressing City Hall in the presence of Mayor Patricia Chase Green and deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on Monday 27 JuneOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo asserted that the President gave a “lecture” instead of providing a solution for the problem at City Hall.He stated that while he is pleased that the President addressed the statutory meeting of the City Council, what he pronounced there could have been said a long time ago.“It is chaos and free for all at the City Council,” he said, adding that there is no moral authority within the City body.At the meeting, President Granger stated that his Government would like to see street vendors properly accommodated—preferably under roof to guard them from the rains and heat.He also suggested the exploration of extending the existing market.Jagdeo, on the other hand, stated that while he was in office he had visited City Hall twice and had poured over $200 million into it from Central Government on each of those visits.“We didn’t go over and give a lecture. The City Hall has been controlled by APNU for the past 50 years…the money was spent on other things, not on services to people.”In early May over 100 vendors were removed from the Stabroek Market Square and relocated to the plot of land at the corner of Lombard and Hadfield Streets, southwest of Parliament building.Town Clerk Royston King had stated that since it was the Council which was responsible for the move, it is now their responsibility to have them relocated once again.King instructed the Council to produce a policy on street vending and attain a new location before November, which is the deadline for the vendors to vacate the land they are now selling on. If the policy is not completed by November, the municipality could face grave problems.Jagdeo indicated that the previous administration paid over $300 million to Toolsie Persaud to repossess a plot of land on Water Street and gave it to vendors—the now Vendors Arcade.“Our approach was different…we did things in reality. We didn’t do like the president and said accommodate the vendors… he could have told City Hall this a long time ago, adding “he could have said clean up the place but don’t take away people’s income!”The M&CC is expected to get a three-month extension for the vendors to remain at the corner of Hadfield and Lombard Streets.Meanwhile, Jagdeo stated that Granger should look into City Hall’s spending of the $800 million allocated to it for the past year.“He could say to City Hall I want to see your spending for the last year since I have been President… how much of the $800 million have you spent…how many public tenders were done and who got the contracts,” he recommended.Jagdeo asserted that persons were being “hand-picked” and given contracts worth “$30 million and $50 million” without a public tender. He opined that this was occurring because the Municipality was seeing that Central Government was doing the same.last_img read more


Mining company expects to create 250 jobs in Berbice

first_imgThe Metallica Mining Company has promised to create up to 250 jobs in Berbice when it starts to process bauxite at the old bauxite facility at Everton, East Bank Berbice.The company, which trades in all complex non-ferrous metals with a focus on commercial recycling of most residues and by-products from mining, is now moving its operations to Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and Everton, Berbice.In December 2014, Caricom Cement Inc commissioned an $11 billion cement plant at Everton with the aim of providing 500 metric tons annually. At the time, the plant reported that 250 persons were employed and that figure was expected to double.Back then, the Chairman of the company, Dr Joshua Safeek said it would inject $1 billion into the Berbice economy annually.In October 2017, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had promised that the cement company would employ 400 of the workers who were sent home from the closed Rose Hall Sugar Estate.The cement factory was using the broom and complex owned by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).On October 8, 2017 without warning, NICIL placed padlocks on the gate stopping anyone from entering the compound.Now, the mining company says it wants to reopen the complex for bauxite processing. In fact, the company reported to the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association that it now owns the facility at Everton.Addressing the Chamber at its 87th annual luncheon, Metallica Chief Operations Officer Andre Archer said they were hoping to produce cement, chemical, abrasive and proppant grades at Everton within the first five years of operation.It is the hope of the mining company to create jobs both at Everton and Kwakwani. The company aims to rehabilitate the Everton processing facility as well as the kiln/dryer equipment and the loading and offloading facilities.last_img read more


Three arrested after theft and chase in Grande Prairie

first_imgHe is currently being held in police custody.The 22 year-old female driver of the second vehicle is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance and the 21 year-old male passenger in the Impala is facing a charge of theft under $5,000.They are both expected in court in the fall. Three people are facing numerous charges after a theft and dangerous getaway in Grande Prairie.Grande Prairie RCMP says they received a report of a male stealing a helmet at the Countryside Motorsports store just after 3 p.m., Thursday. The male then fled the store on foot and got into a waiting Chevrolet Impala.- Advertisement -The car then drove off and when it came across a red light at an intersection, the driver jumped the curb and drove along the sidewalk to pass stopped traffic.The driver then tried to jump another curb, but hit three vehicles and subsequently fled the collision on foot.The man was later found by police sitting as a passenger in another vehicle.A 30 year-old Grande Prairie resident was arrested and is facing several charges, including dangerous driving, hit and run, theft under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance, along with driving while unauthorized.Advertisementlast_img read more


Caribou petition delivered to Victoria

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Liberal Caucus has released a statement in regards to the NDP Government’s Caribou Plan.According to the Liberals, the NDP fails to consider the socio-economic impact that the caribou recovery plan will have on residents and their livelihoods.“At issue is an NDP plan that fails to adequately consider literally hundreds of jobs, particularly in the forest sector. Further at risk are severe backcountry restrictions and John Horgan’s unwillingness to ensure meaningful consultation. Instead, there is a mad rush to get through the process and hard-working British Columbians don’t trust they are being heard.”- Advertisement -The Liberals are also claiming that John Horgan’s Government is determined to kill jobs in the forestry sector with this proposed Caribou Plan.“For a government that says it knows best when it comes to supporting the forestry sector, John Horgan and the NDP seem determined to kill hundreds of forestry jobs across the province.”Peace River South MLA, Mike Bernier, says the Peace Region cannot afford the potential shutdowns of industries due to the Caribou Recovery.Advertisement “Government officials have confirmed that the forest and possibly mining industries will suffer most. Our region can’t afford the potential shutdown of the mill in Chetwynd or the mine in Tumbler Ridge simply because the goal of John Horgan’s caribou plan is to simply meet an artificial deadline set by the federal government.”The Liberals hope that the NDP Government will make a decision that reflects the interest of Hard-working British Columbians.last_img read more



first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Double killer John Gallagher has handed himself into the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin earlier today, can exclusively reveal.A source at the Department of Justice has confirmed that Co Donegal man Gallagher is now being detained.Gallagher, who killed mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988, was living in Strabane, Co Tyrone. Gallagher, from Lifford, killed Anne, 22 and her mother Annie, 51, after learning how Anne planned to dump him.Gallagher also tried to kill Anne’s uncle Patrick Maguire but the gun jammed when he tried to shoot him.Gallagher, who was then 22, was tried for murder but was found to be insane.Twelve years later he escaped from Dundrum Central Mental Hospital and fled to England where he lived for a number of years. However he returned in 2003 and set up home in Strabane just a few miles from where his victims lived in the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.Gardai have constantly said they could not arrest Gallagher unless he crossed the border into the Republic.He was not wanted in Britain because he committed no crime there.Gardai in Donegal had not been made aware that Gallagher had handed himself in.There has been a stunned reaction to the news that Gallagher has handed himself in. There is a split in the Gallagher family which means that the double killer has not spoken to some of his family for many years.He is still on speaking terms with brother Christopher and his mother who still live in Lifford.However he is estranged from the rest of his family.One of those close family members, who asked not to be named, said John Gallagher was “not mad but bad.” “He knows exactly what he is doing by handing himself in. He will be trying to get out as soon as he can.“He was never insane. How come all of a sudden he thinks he is well enough again and hands himself into a mental hospital.“He has been living in Strabane for the past ten years almost and he had plenty of time to hand himself in but chose not to.“He is playing everyone for fools but people have to see through this,” said the family member.Gardai have played down as “wild rumours” claims that Gallagher handed himself in to officers here in Donegal.Gallagher went to Dundrum on his own on Tuesday.DOUBLE KILLER JOHN GALLAGHER HANDS HIMSELF IN was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Anne GillespieAnnie GillespieCentral Mental HospitaldonegalGardaiJohn GallagherPatrick Maguirelast_img read more



first_imgGARDAI are warning that criminal gangs are now targeting Donegal – and not just because our nights are getting longer.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace says thieves can also strike during daylight hours.And the Halloween break which begins next weekend gives crooks loads of opportunities. Here are 14 simple steps to making you and your family more secure during mid-term and on Halloween night:1) Lock before you leave – before you leave the house to go trick or treating, lock all doors and windows, even the upstairs ones. Fit restrictors on windows if possible as thieves can wriggle through any gap larger than a human head. Fit locks at the top and bottom of patio doors.2) Be alarmed – don’t forget to set your burglar alarm. In the excitement of Halloween activity, it is not uncommon for people to forget to do the obvious! Visible alarms make burglars think twice and make sure to get your system serviced regularly.3) Make your home look occupied – try to put burglars off by giving the impression that there is still someone in the house. Leave the lights on in living areas and draw the curtains. If you’re out of town on a Halloween break, maybe fit a timer to lamps around the house, so that they will automatically switch on at dusk. 4) Keep your car secure – use your car alarm or steering lock and don’t leave items in your car that could be tempting to burglars, like Sat Nav or stereo systems, CDs or bags. Always put your car in the garage if you have one and make sure the garage is locked. If you have a gate – CLOSE IT!5) Don’t advertise the fact that you’re out – If you’re going away for a Halloween or mid-term break, be careful about who you tell and what information you post on social networking sites. Check your social media settings to see who has access to your personal details and try to limit to friends only – otherwise strangers (and potential burglars) can see everything you post and will know your house is currently empty.6) That’s bogus dude – to hamper bogus callers, fit a security chain to your front (and back) doors. If a stranger knocks on your door, stop, check the chain is on and verify the caller’s identification before opening your door.7) Protect your pets – don’t leave pets outside on dark evenings and when you are not at home. Pet theft is on the increase in Donegal and even crossbreeds and mongrels can be of value to unscrupulous people.8) See the light – make sure your outdoor lighting is working and is on a sensor. Visible alarms that light up at night will also make burglars think twice about targeting your house. 9) Gnome sweet gnome – never leave ornaments or garden items or ornaments outside during the winter months – they can be used to break windows and doors or cause general damage to cars and property.10) Inspect your gadgets – ensure that mobiles, laptops and other gadgets are hidden from view. Use an ultraviolet pen to mark items of value, such as televisions and DVD players, with your postcode and house number. This will help gardaí to identify your property more easily if it’s stolen. Try to make sure that larger valuable items, such as guitars, TVs and stereos, can’t easily be seen through windows. Leaving valuable items, including car and house keys, on show gives burglars an incentive to break into your home.11) Shed your fears – make sure that outbuildings such as sheds and garages are locked and alarmed, and securely store any ladders, tools or ornaments that could be used to break windows and doors and help burglars break into to your home. Don’t leave shed or garage keys in view as windows can easily be smashed to reach them and gain entry.12) Everybody needs good neighbours – neighbours should stick together so ask people living close by to keep an eye on the house while you’re out. If you’re out of town, give someone key so they can come in, draw the curtains and help make the house look like it’s lived in. It’s a good idea to leave your keys with someone you trust along with details of how to contact you in the event of an emergency. 13) Ensure you’re insured – check your household insurance cover. Opening up your home to visitors, even if they are just trick-or-treaters on the front porch, can expose you to potential insurance claims and lawsuits.14) Text Alert – join your local scheme and get warnings out to neighbours instantly. If you are not in a scheme, you can help set one up at your nearest garda station.CRIME ALERT: SIMPLE STEPS TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:AdvicecrimedonegalHalloweenMid-Term breaklast_img read more


Filmmaking Round Tables – Top Professionals Discuss Their Craft

first_imgThe Hollywood Reporter sets up round table discussions with Hollywood’s top professionals and you can listen in below.Discussions between some of Hollywood’s top filmmaking professionals offer a rare opportunity to hear what those who are creating the films we all get to see in the cinema, think about for the future of the industry, the process of their craft and the technical innovations that are reshaping their work. Time spent listening to these top filmmakers share their insights is time well spent. All roundtables below courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter.Directors Round TableSteve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler) discuss their films:2012 Directors Round TableIn this older ‘Oscars Round Table’ Quentin Tarantino, David Russell, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Gus Van Sant share their thoughts on being the guys in charge on major films:Screenwriters Round TableGeorge Clooney and Grant Heslov (The Monuments Men), Jonas Cuaron (Gravity), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) discuss what it took to put pen to paper in their script writing process:2012 Screenwriters Round TableWriters Judd Apatow, Mark Boal, David Magee, Chris Terrio, Michael Haneke and John Krasinski share their thoughts on the screenwriting process in the run up to the Oscars:Cinematographers Round TableBarry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) sit down for a candid conversation:Composers Round TableIn probably one of the rarest opportunities to hear a fistful of composers discuss their craft. In this roundtable Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Fernando Velasquez, Mychael Danna, Marco Beltrami and Patrick Doyle share their thoughts:last_img read more


How To Get The Most From Your Mac Pro

first_imgAre you a video editor with a Mac Pro? Check out these great resources to make sure you’re getting the most from it.If you’ve splashed out some serious cash on a 2013 Mac Pro (Apple dropped the ‘new’ with the release of the 5K iMac) then you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best from it. These resources will help you make sure you’re optimising your use of both the hardware and software.In this excellent and concise post from Sam Mestman of you can learn how to best connect devices to your Mac Pro to ensure you’re getting the most throughput you possibly can. Sam also helpfully shakes out the marketing hype from the real world truth – sure you can technically connect 36 Thunderbolt devices to your Mac Pro at one time, but really 2-3 per bus is much more realistic for a problem free experience. If you want even more from Sam on the Mac Pro then you should check out this (paid for) short webinar on of hardware, which spec Mac Pro should you get? Well in this previous PB post I pointed to an episode of The Coloristos podcast in which they discuss the merits of the different configurations. Ultimately they spring for the 8-Core, D700 machine. But with the release of the new 5K iMac at lower than the starting price of the base Mac Pro Configuration, many editor’s might be tempted to snap that up instead. If you do you’ll definitely want to stock it with the best graphics card you can, which in this case is the AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GBThe reason for having the best GPU’s you possibly can in your editing power-house of choice, is that most modern software will offload much of the processing work to these devices. In this example from they push the Mac Pro and FCPX to ‘silly limits’ such as a 1000 layer or 500,000 pixel wide timeline. As these guys found, one of the main limitations for film and video editing work is having fast enough storage to pump through all those pixels.It seems that the real limitation is a hardware one, yes FCPX will do 16K, but you have to have the storage bandwidth to supply the huge number of pixels per second. When creating that huge timeline, we used the same clip over and over. Making the same timeline from different shorter clips wouldn’t be as easy as we think very large numbers of clips within FCPX will slow the machine down.Optimizing Your Mac For PerformanceTom Wolsky offers some really helpful tips on how to optimise your Mac for best performance in this step by step post over on Although the post is aimed at FCPX users the tips pretty much all apply regardless of what professional software application you might be using. Tom talks through cleaning out your memory, stopping apps from ‘napping’ and other performance enhancing tips. Well worth a read.Though Apple boasts of the capabilities of Timer Coalescing and Compressed Memory in reality when you have many applications open and are constantly switching between them, which we all do, and really know we shouldn’t, RAM usage does get overwhelmed.In this episode of Dave’s Tech Table he runs through using Adobe Premiere Pro CC on the Mac Pro and how to make sure you’re making the most of your multiple GPUs (5;45 mins IN). Essentially you should just make sure you’re not accidentally in ‘software only’ mode. For more details and results from Dave’s rendering/exporting tests check out this post.If you’re an After Effects user and are looking for ways to improve your creative experience then go through this archive of Adobe’s best advice for improving performance on both your machine and in the application. The thread covers everything from improving performance before you start After Effects to getting the best performance when working with effects. Rather than apply the same effect with the same settings to multiple layers, apply the effect to an adjustment layer. When an effect is applied to an adjustment layer, it is processed once, on the composite of all of the layers beneath it.last_img read more