first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2016)–A close fourth early, favored Hawkedon shot through an opening at the rail a furlong out and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ length win in Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Mike Puype, the 7-year-old Macho Uno gelding covered 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.19.A close second over the course here on Feb. 4, Hawkedon was off at 8-5 in a field of 10 older horses and paid $5.40, $3.20 and $2.60.“He ended up getting through today,” said Puype. “Rafael took a shot and stayed down near the rail and that was big. This horse loves this course. He runs hard every time, tries hard every time.”Owned by Janina Gasparrelli, Hawkedon now has three wins and three seconds from nine tries down the hill and is 16-4-3-1 overall. With the winner’s share of $34,800, he increased his earnings to $144,470.St. Joe Bay, who was part of a three-horse speed brigade that included Incline Village and Cardiac, finished second with Joe Talamo and paid $4.60 and $3.40.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Daddy D T rallied late to finish a length and a quarter behind St. Joe Bay and paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.67, 43.78 and 1:07.18.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Hair Twist Styling Bun Maker Braid Tool Hair Accessories : Very good, came quickly

first_imgMakes my life so much easier when i want to put my long hair in a bun. Yes they are hard plastic but you get what you pay for and for the price these cannot be faulted. As expected and fast delivery. Otherwise my daughter and her friends have fun with these. I would’ve rated this more if the two problems are addressed. *1 the outside and inside edges are sharp ( it can cut you), (i’ve had to use a file or sandpaper to take edge off). Which left it with scratches in some areas (these does not matter because its hidden in the hair). *2 the hooks are not curled enough. I’ve had to put it over a heat (candle) to manipulate the curl. Otherwise my daughter and her friends have fun with these. otherwise my daughter and her friends have fun with theseNot what I was expecting.Very good, came quicklyHair Twist Styling Bun Maker Braid Tool Hair AccessoriesPackage Included: 1 * 5pcs Hair Twist Styling ClipLength: 20cm Very good, came quickly, fits in my long thickish hair and is a quick and easy up-do. A no brainer at its low price and you get 4. Although the instructions are all in chinese so maybe google a youtube video if your not sure xx. Great product, cheap and great for holidays. These were cheap and they are good for holding hair in a bunch, brilliant for holidays where u might not want to blow dry hair at night. Very good, came quickly, fits in my long thickish hair and is a quick and easy up-do. A no brainer at its low price and you get 4. Although the instructions are all in chinese so maybe google a youtube video if your not sure xx. Otherwise my daughter and her friends have fun with these. I would’ve rated this more if the two problems are addressed. *1 the outside and inside edges are sharp ( it can cut you), (i’ve had to use a file or sandpaper to take edge off). Which left it with scratches in some areas (these does not matter because its hidden in the hair). *2 the hooks are not curled enough. I’ve had to put it over a heat (candle) to manipulate the curl. Otherwise my daughter and her friends have fun with these. Even though my hair is just below my shoulders i found these were too long sadly so i can’t get the bun tight enough & not enough hair to hide the ends. I’ve tried several times but i can’t get them to work very well. You’d need very long hair i think to get the best result. As expected and fast delivery. Even though my hair is just below my shoulders i found these were too long sadly so i can’t get the bun tight enough & not enough hair to hide the ends. I’ve tried several times but i can’t get them to work very well. You’d need very long hair i think to get the best result. Great product, cheap and great for holidays. These were cheap and they are good for holding hair in a bunch, brilliant for holidays where u might not want to blow dry hair at night. Makes my life so much easier when i want to put my long hair in a bun. Yes they are hard plastic but you get what you pay for and for the price these cannot be faulted.last_img read more

Stanley Cup: Bounce here, bounce there and Blues, Bruins now tied 2-2

first_imgWhether it was nerves, fatigue or simply traffic in front, Rask and Binnington each gave up rebounds aplenty and both teams cashed in on the prime scoring chances Monday night. The Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo pounded a slap shot that seemed to handcuff Rask and the juicy rebound left the puck in midair where Ryan O’Reilly swatted it into the net.The goal put the Blues up 3-2 and turned out to the game-winner in the 4-2 victory that knotted the final at 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBinnington chalked up the second-chance goals to smart shooting.“Players were doing a good job and shooting the puck, but you know, yeah, there were some rebounds tonight but nothing out of the ordinary, I’d say,” Binnington said. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Both of O’Reilly’s goals came off rebounds. He took a rebound off of a Zach Sanford shot behind the net and beat Rask on a wrap-around to the right side just 43 seconds into the game.Charlie Coyle evened things up with 6:46 left in the first after he found himself alone in front of the Blues net to bang home the rebound from a Zdeno Chara shot.The Blues took advantage of another second-chance opportunity at 15:30 in the first. This time it was Vladimir Tarasenko pouncing on a big rebound in the slot off of a Pietrangelo shot to make it 2-1.“To find your chances, you need to go in the red zones and score some greasy goals maybe,” Tarasenko said. “If you look on our goals, it pays off for us. It kind of was the game plan, so we try to keep it same way and create traffic for Rask and try to get rebounds.”Rask struggled again during a Boston power play in the second period as O’Reilly almost poked in his own rebound on a short-handed rush.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ View commentscenter_img “You try to control them all, but sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t,” Rask said.The Bruins capitalized shorthanded at 14:19 of the second as Brandon Carlo found the back of the net for the first time this postseason after Binnington couldn’t handle a Patrice Bergeron shot with the puck caroming off of his pad.“First shot he might get stuck a little bit,” Carlo said. “From there, you can try to get him moving side to side and ultimately put the pucks past him and it’s great that we can crash the net. Hopefully we can learn from that and utilize it in the next couple of games.”The goal quieted the Enterprise Center and took away the momentum St. Louis generated during a prolonged shift in the Boston zone, which featured several line changes and dangerous scoring chances as well as creating the power play that led to the short-handed goal.Then came O’Reilly’s heroics and the first Stanley Cup Final victory at home in St. Louis franchise history. Game 5 in the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in Boston.“I felt like it was going to be tough to go to Boston down 3-1 and have a chance to win so we had to make sure we came out with our best game,” Blues defenseman Colton Parayko said. “We’ve been a good rebound team all year long and all playoffs long. That was the biggest thing. We were a confident group coming into tonight and I think we showed it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roger Federer seeks revenge vs Stan Wawrinka in French Open quarters Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)ST. LOUIS — It usually takes a lucky bounce here and there to win the Stanley Cup.Game 4 of the final between the Bruins and the Blues had a whole lot of bounces — and not a lot of luck for goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

25 days agoMan City midfielder Rodri: You can’t relax here

first_imgMan City midfielder Rodri: You can’t relax hereby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri is confident he will improve.Pep Guardiola has been enthused by the £60million summer signing’s performances but Rodri admitted he still has much to learn.Fernandinho and Mikel Arteta have become big influences in his opening weeks at the Etihad Stadium since moving from Atletico Madrid.”Sometimes I’d be a bit relaxed like in Spain but here you don’t have it,” Rodri said. “In Spain we say slow down but here you can’t. I need those matches to adapt but I like it.”Fernandinho has helped me. He taught me a little bit. It’s not easy to be in this team. He has a lot of experience. I have lots of things to learn.”I’m not used to this position. We don’t have many defensive players. I like this. I think it’s the best position I fit in most.”The first matches can be difficult. I’ll get better of course. The fact I play alone with no other defensive midfielder. It’s a challenge for me. I have to read the games and learn this position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Actor Colm Feore and Newsman Tom Clark are on the panel to

first_imgAdvertisement The panel has been asked to assess potential board members based on criteria published on the Governor-in-Council website and to consider seven factors, including whether potential candidates reflect regional and cultural diversity and whether they have contributed to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity. Long-time television news broadcaster Tom Clark will head the advisory committee that’s designed to fulfil a Liberal campaign promise to overhaul the process for appointing board members at CBC/Radio-Canada. Under the Broadcasting Act, CBC/Radio-Canada must have 12 directors on its board, including a chair and a president. Each is expected to serve a five-year term. But the terms of at least four of the remaining seven sitting board members aren’t scheduled to expire until beyond the end of this year. Other members of the nine-member committee include theatre and television actor Colm Feore, known for his Gemini Award-winning portrayal of the late prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in the TV mini-series Trudeau, as well as his role as a detective in the movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop. Candidates will also be assessed on whether they have an understanding of the impact digital technology is having on broadcasting and the consumption of news and entertainment content. Joly said she expected those members to remain on the board until their replacements are nominated.BY TERRY PEDWELL – THE CANADIAN PRESS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The advocacy organization Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launched a social media campaign a year ago, calling for an overhaul of the board selection process. Critics have for years complained that the process for choosing board members at the CBC left the public broadcaster open to political interference. While the Liberal party’s election platform promised “merit-based and independent appointments,” the heritage minister will ultimately make the final choices of new board members from the advisory panel’s list of recommended candidates. “This new committee will recommend qualified candidates for a selection process that is open, transparent and based on merit,” Joly said in a statement.center_img The panel will provide Heritage Minister Melanie Joly with a list of qualified candidates for each vacant position, as well as the names of supplementary qualified candidates the government can consider to fill posts in the future. Advertisement The committee also includes Winnipeg Franco-Metis film producer Janelle Wookey, British Columbia digital media specialist Prem Gill, Quebec digital visionary Monique Savoie and indigenous documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Facebook OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have put together a star-studded cast to help choose new members of the public broadcaster’s board of directors. Advertisement Many have also recently noted that the current board, which is already short several members, doesn’t reflect Canada’s diversity and lacks experience outside of the broadcasting sector. The Canadian Media Guild, which represents most English-language employees at the CBC, also actively campaigned for a change of leadership at the Crown corporation when the previous Conservative government was in power. Login/Register With: The term of the current chair, Remi Racine, was to end Tuesday. Hubert Lacroix’s term as president is set to expire in October. Twitterlast_img read more

Sidewalk Labs unveils draft data and privacy plans for hightech Toronto project

first_imgTORONTO – Sidewalks Labs has submitted a draft proposal detailing how it will handle data and privacy issues stemming from a high-tech community it hopes to build in Toronto.The Alphabet Inc.-backed organization said in the proposal released Monday that Sidewalk Labs does not plan on owning data the company gathers in public places.Instead, it’s proposing that an independent organization called the Civic Data Trust will control the data, set the rules around its use and make it open and accessible to people while offering privacy protection.“The Civic Data Trust would be guided by a charter ensuring that urban data is collected and used in a way that is beneficial to the community, protects privacy, and spurs innovation and investment,” said Alyssa Harvey Dawson, head of data governance at Sidewalk Labs in a blog post.Anyone wanting to collect and access the data will have to seek approval from the Trust, and Sidewalk Labs will not receive any special status or rights, she said.The goal is to allow the publicly gathered data to eventually be available for free to help with future urban designs and improvements.“We believe that, as a default matter, de-identified urban data should be made freely and publicly available,” said Dawson.The Trust would govern data collected without consent, such as pedestrian counters and street-facing cameras, though it would be wiped of personal information. Data collected with consent, however, such as through websites and mobile apps, wouldn’t be subject to control of the Trust.Some critics of the data collection have raised concerns about it being stored in other countries, but Sidewalk Labs has rejected calls to keep storage local.“Data localization presents a number of challenges, including that it runs counter to the way information travels across the internet and creates higher barriers to entry for startups,” said Dawson.Instead, legal protection can be best achieved through contractual requirements and technical mechanisms, she said.Sidewalk Labs’ proposal will next head to Waterfront Toronto and the public to review and incorporate into the draft master plan for that project that they are due to release next year.Since the project was announced, it has been marred with concerns around privacy and how data will be collected, kept, accessed and protected.last_img read more

Regional District hosts meeting on Old Fort landslide update

first_imgMcQuarrie says changes in the landslide status depends on the weather conditions.“It will all come down to how much rain you will get in the Spring, how much snow you get over the Winter, and how things melt. That’s when the next risky period is going to be when it comes to Spring.”Highlighted in the report, the main elements at risk that will be monitored will be the southern part of the gravel pit, the temporary access road, and Old Fort Road.According to McQuarrie, they are still unsure as to how deep the landslide is and the rate of its movement.McQuarrie’s presentation ended as some residents continued to argue with him about the quarry and how they claim it is a contributing factor to the landslide.Following McQuarrie’s presentation Nikki Hogg, of Ministry of Transportation, gave an update on the current road status and the monitors that have been set up to watch the progress of the slide.Hogg says there are currently four thresholds that collect data that monitor slide activity.“We have four different thresholds, and that triggers different responses. They’re pretty conservative right now just because we want to see how the slide’s reacting. Since we’ve installed them since the slide has slowed down and has stopped moving, we haven’t seen any alerts from those monitoring systems and where they’re placed right now, right around five centimetres is when we will start to trigger an alert, and we will be sharing that information with the Regional District and other affected agencies to make some decisions on whether we need to close the road, increase patrol, how it’s affecting the road, and those types of things.”Hogg assured the residents that the Ministry would continue to monitor the condition of the road.Regional Chair, Brad Sperling, was on hand to report some resolutions that have been sent by the Regional District to the Provincial Government.Some of those resolutions include that the government takes full responsibility to monitor the landslide movement and that the Ministry of Public Safety should launch an investigation into the cause of the slide. Sperling feels this should not be PRRD’s responsibility.Some residents wanted to make sure that the Regional District is on board when it comes to them staying in there homes as long as possible.Sperling responded saying, “You will be, as long as it’s possible and if you’re not in danger, you will be staying there.”Sperling also assured residents that the Regional District has an evacuation plan set in place if any further sliding were to occur.At the end of the meeting, residents stated that they wish to be better informed when it comes to the releasing of information about the landslide status, as they feel they are the biggest stakeholders involved in this situation since it is they’re homes and livelihood that would ultimately be heavily affected by the landslide.The District says it will continue to improve ways of keeping residents informed on updates as they become available.The full geotechnical report can be viewed on the Regional District’s website. To present the completed geotechnical report was Eric McQuarrie of Westrek Geotechnical Services.McQuarrie says the movement of land has ceased for the time being in part to seasonal changes.“The movement has ceased, but it’s what we call suspended. We won’t call it inactive yet; it has to go through a full cycle where we don’t see any movement; have a little bit more confidence that it has stopped. This case here is just suspended because we got into the cold and we got into lower groundwater levels.”McQuarrie says a change in groundwater levels and pressures is a likely cause of the landslide and not the gravel pit alone.“Groundwater pressures are a significant contributing factor to most large landslides; therefore, the causes of the landslide would most likely be factors that increase groundwater levels or piezometric pressures. The removal of overburden soils as part of the gravel pit operation could have impacted the groundwater level by greatly reducing the volume of soil capable of absorbing groundwater within the vadose zone.”Some residents in attendance were pretty upset by the report as they say it does not list the gravel pit as a contributing factor to the landslide as they have large stockpiles of gravel on top of the hill. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District hosted a community meeting for the residents of Old Fort on Monday at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Many concerned and frustrated residents came out to listen to the updates on the landslide status.The meeting included a presentation of the completed geotechnical report, slope monitoring system, and discussions of the DRAFT evacuation plan.center_img McQuarrie says the weight of the gravel pit stockpiles is pretty minor in contributing to the landslide.“The weight of the stockpiles is pretty minor. Weight is not an issue, and the weight hasn’t changed. They haven’t really changed, what’s happened is the groundwater has changed.”McQuarrie adds that while most slides are caused by loading issues, he believes this is not the case in Old Fort, stressing that the purpose of this report is to determine imminent hazard and not the precise cause of the slide.“In most slides, the loading is an issue. In this one, we haven’t gone into enough detail, and that’s going to be a different report. You have to keep in mind that what we’re trying to deal with the imminent hazard.”last_img read more

‘Special day’ for history-making woman umpire

first_imgWindhoek (Namibia): Australia’s Claire Polosak said it was a “special day” as she made history in becoming the first female umpire to stand in a men’s one-day international. The 31-year-old officiated in the final of the World Cricket League Division 2 between hosts Namibia and Oman at the weekend and admitted she would “sleep well” after her performance. “It was a special day for everyone and I wanted to do the best I can,” said Polosak. “There was a little bit of intensity out there, some argy-bargy between the teams but I nipped it in the bud with a quiet word. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”Everyone responded well, there were no issues with player behaviour.” Polosak has already stood in 15 women’s ODIs, the first one in November 2016 between Australia and South Africa. She has also umpired the semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018 between England and India and four matches at the 2017 Women’s World Cup. “I had a couple of big calls,” she added of Saturday’s game which was won by Namibia by 145 runs. “Big caught behinds, lbws which I was pleased with. You never walk off completely happy but I will sleep well tonight.” Polosak has already blazed a trail — she was the first woman to stand in a men’s domestic fixture in Australia in her first List A match in Australia in 2017. In December last year, she and her South Australian counterpart Eloise Sheridan became the first female umpires to officiate on-field together during a professional match in Australia when the Adelaide Strikers hosted the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI receives chairwoman of US Congressional Black Caucus

first_imgMarrakech- King Mohammed VI received, Friday at the Marrakech royal palace, Ohio’s representative Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the African American MPs group of Congress, accompanied by a delegation of US congress representatives.On this occasion, the King hailed the fruitful meetings by the delegation with the different Moroccan officials and which enabled the US MPs to get informed about the achievements made by Morocco in several areas, as part of a comprehensive institutional reform, a statement by the royal office said. The MPs have unanimously commended the relevance of the national policies undertaken in all sectors, under the leadership of the King, for a responsible, balanced human and economic development, it added. King Mohammed VI noted the various open prospects thanks to the important visit he paid recently to the United States, mainly concerning fostering political consultations and developing economic, technical and cultural cooperation. The US parliamentarians highlighted that the two peoples are continuously brought closer and that ties between the two friendly countries are becoming stronger. The delegation expressed esteem for the royal commitment to peace and development in Africa, mainly Sub-Saharan Africa, and unwavering efforts by the King for an efficient south-south cooperation to ensure an important human development. The African American MPs group of Congress, known as Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), is a congress non partisan coalition. The audience was attended by Marcia Fudge, Corinne Brown (Florida), Eddie Johnson (Texas), Elijah Cummings (Maryland), George Butterfield (NC), Gregory Weldon Meeks (New York), Barbara Lee (CA), Hank Johnson (Georgia) Karen Bass (CA), Terry Sewell (Alabama), Frederica Wilson (FL) and Robin Kelly (Illinois). It was also attended by advisors of the King Taieb Fassi Fihri and Fouad Ali El Himma, Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar and Morocco’s ambassador in Washington Rachad Bouhlal.last_img read more