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first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2015)–With a dramatic late surge, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Sheer Pleasure overtook Grand Yodeler to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length. A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Birdonthewire, Sheer Pleasure was ridden by Tyler Baze and covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.09.Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and RM Racing, Sheer Pleasure, who unseated her jockey after stumbling at the break of her most recent start on March 6, was off at 8-1 and paid $18.20, $9.60 and $6.20. Bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, LLC, Sheer Pleasure got her second win from four starts and with the winner’s cut of $110,000, increased her earnings to $147,450.Next to last going to the quarter pole in a field of 12 sophomore fillies bred or sired in California, Sheer Pleasure split horses five-wide turning for home and smoked home the final three sixteenths of a mile.“She kind of got lost out there,” said Baze. She was out there by herself and was so wide she almost didn’t see that horse to her inside (runner-up Grand Yodeler)…She got down and really took off that last hundred yards. I hit her twice and she just took off, really had a burst.“I just wanted to be patient today. There was a ton of speed in the race and I didn’t know how she would take dirt in her face but really after the first eighth of a mile, it didn’t bother her. It was just a matter of pulling the trigger at the right time and she’s just a nice filly.”D’Amato was encouraged by the way his filly finished and indicated she may be ticketed to a two turn race in the near future.“I think the longer, the better with this filly,” D’Amato said. “She has a lot of upside to her. I didn’t know if we were going to get there (in time). I know from training her that she gets stronger as the race gets longer. She was picking up steam and we nailed her at the very end.”Trained by Eddie Truman and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Grand Yodeler sat a close third early, took the lead turning for home, opened up 2 ½ lengths at the furlong pole but couldn’t hold off the winner, finishing second, 4 ¼ lengths in front of Ashley’s Sassy. Off at 23-1, Grand Yodeler paid $21.60 and $12.00.Ridden by Mike Smith, Ashley’s Sassy broke awkwardly, was relegated to last after the first half mile and rallied six-wide turning for home to finish third, a half length in front of Long Hot Summer. Off at 9-1, Ashley’s Sassy paid $6.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.26, 45.91 and 1:10.64. EVENING JEWEL PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSlast_img read more

Fulham v Brentford line-ups: four changes for Whites, Bees keep same team

first_imgGoalkeeper Andy Lonergan and striker Moussa Dembele both return to the Fulham line-up for the west London derby with Brentford.The Whites show four changes from the team which lost 3-0 at Nottingham Forest, with Joe Lewis, James Husband, Ben Pringle and Matt Smith making way.Ashley Richards and Luke Garbutt also return at full-back, with Ryan Fredericks pushed forward into a more advanced role.It is Stuart Gray’s first game in temporary charge of Fulham, in the guise of senior coach.Brentford are unchanged from the win over MK Dons, with Alan McCormack – who missed that game – still out through injury.John Swift, who was also absent, returns as a substitute and is on the bench alongside Jota and Josh McEachran.Fulham: Lonergan; Richards, Stearman, Ream, Garbutt; Fredericks, O’Hara, Parker, Cairney; Dembele, McCormack. Subs: Lewis, Hutchinson, Burn, Hyndman, Kacaniklic, Smith, Woodrow.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Tarkowski, O’Connell, Bidwell; Kerschbaumer, Diagouraga; Woods, Canos, Judge; Vibe. Subs: Bonham, Barbet, McEachran, Saunders, Jota, Swift, Hofmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Nike cuts ties with Antonio Brown after rape accusation

first_img[vemba-video id=”tv/2019/09/19/lead-brown-live-jake-tapper.cnn”]Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.(CNN) — New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown no longer has an endorsement deal with Nike, the company said Thursday, more than a week after the NFL player was accused of rape.“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” a Nike spokesperson said, declining to comment on specifics. Brown took the field Sunday in his first game as a New …last_img read more

Growing support for Play Your Part

first_img19 August 2011 The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) introduced its latest campaign, Play Your Part, to representatives of government departments, business and NGOs at a recent breakfast meeting in Sandhurst, Johannesburg. The campaign encourages South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or small the contribution, to create a better country. It also aims to connect and celebrate citizens who are already playing their part and making an impact in their communities. Speaking at the breakfast meeting on 17 August, IMC chief executive Miller Matola said: “Play Your Part is a national movement for social change, contributing to social cohesion and national unity.”Collaboration with forgood The IMC has collaborated with forgood, an online social network with a humanitarian focus, to create a facility whereby willing South Africans can connect with each other to share stories about the work they are doing, exchange ideas for projects and secure resources. “There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, everywhere in our country, this is a platform for them to share their stories, and to celebrate great stories,” said CEO of Heartlines Garth Japhet. The online resource gives information to people who are keen on doing something in their respective areas, but do not know how to go about it. “Play Your Part will help connect people who are interested in the same things. It will also connect them with the opportunities they are looking for,” he said. Japhet added that the Play Your Part site, powered by Forgood, will also provide regular news updates and list events taking places various communities. Play Your Part enables users to create their own profiles, join the campaign and start making a difference.Business joins in Financial Times CEO Rochelle Josiah said her publication endorses the initiative and would be playing its part through some of its own projects. Michelle Gerszt, marketing executive of the Smile Foundation, spoke about how her NGO is playing its part by helping children with facial abnormalities access free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery. “We help children with abnormalities such as cleft lips and palates, burn victims, those with facial paralysis and other conditions. The medical staff who work with us all work for free: they volunteer their time to help our young patients. They are playing their part in changing the lives of young people and their parents.” Gerszt said her organisation is proud to be part of the Play Your Part initiative as it promotes the same values as the foundation. “The work we do brings people together for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of those in need.” She added that the Smile Foundation had a skills development programme in place to equip medical teams with the necessary techniques and knowledge. “Instead of bringing in specialists from other countries, we have our own doctors and nurses trained and skilled to perform these complex surgeries. We are investing in the medical teams we work with and we support the public hospitals we work in by purchasing equipment that can be used by the departments of plastic and reconstructive surgery.” Pieter Pretorius, GM for the country’s power utility Eskom, said his company’s 49m initiative was also making a difference in South Africa. “We are proud to be associated with the IMC’s Play Your Part. The campaign speaks to the same ideas as our project: 49m is about mobilising people to play their part in building a better future for South Africa. We want to encourage people to reduce their consumption of electricity, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.” Pretorius added that people can make small changes like remembering to switch off any lights or appliances that are not in use. “It’s not about sacrificing, but rather about being considerate. The power we save today is the power we’ll need tomorrow to light our rooms, watch our televisions and boil our kettles.”Government adds its support Zeng Msimang, director of strategy and content for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said the Play Your Part campaign has helped the government raise funds to provide famine relief to Somalia. She added that although the initiative is a local one, the department would promote it across all countries it works in. “For us Play Your Part is about being patriotic and it starts with our diplomats. We want it to start internally with the way we treat and behave towards each other.” First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Shortcuts, Secrets, Tricks, Magic Bullets, and Shiny Objects

first_imgShortcuts: There isn’t any way to produce the results you need without doing the work that producing those results requires of you. If someone is selling that there is a shortcut that is made up of you not having to do the work, then it isn’t a shortcut; it’s a recipe for failure. The only real shortcut to producing results is to learn and execute proven strategies, i.e. training, coaching, modeling successful people, etc.Secrets: Anything that is commonly called a secret is nothing more than common knowledge and the collective wisdom of the ages. Most common knowledge can safely be called secrets because most salespeople don’t execute on the fundamentals. There are no secrets; it’s just that most people aren’t willing to do what is required to produce the result they want, so it might as well be a secret.Tricks: Tricks are usually the same thing as secrets. But when they’re not, they’re usually bad ideas. They’re ideas that step just over the line when it comes to honesty, integrity, professionalism, and craftsmanship. Like when someone says, “Here is a trick to get someone to call you back.” Tricks are never a good idea.Magic Bullets: Magic bullets are the single answer to all of your problems, issues, and challenges. The idea is that if you buy the magic bullet, your sales will skyrocket. You know these because they come with the warning that if you don’t buy the magic bullet, your doomed to fail. You know in your heart that is no magic bullet. Nothing worthwhile comes easy, and nothing good is free.Shiny Objects: It’s brand new and exciting. Everybody says it’s hot. It produces breakthrough results like nothing you’ve ever seen. And then the next “next” big thing comes along. But if the last shiny object was the answer to all of your prayers, why do you continually need a new shiny object? The truth is that shiny objects are fads. They are a reframing of an old truth. Chasing shiny objects only wastes your time, time that would be invested elsewhere.The Fundamentals: There isn’t anything sexy about the fundamentals. In fact, they’re kind of boring. You know a great deal about what you need to know and what you need to do, but you don’t do what is necessary because it’s difficult to execute the fundamentals well. So you look for easy answers, like shortcuts, secrets, tricks, magic bullets, and shiny objects. But fast is slow, and slow is fast.But the path to long term success and high performance runs straight through the fundamentals. There isn’t a straighter or faster method to get where you want to go. You just have to do the work.QuestionsWhy are easy answers so seductive?What hooks you? Secrets? Tricks? Magic bullets?What is the latest shiny object that’s caught your attention? Is it really the answer or is it another fad in a long line of fads that have hooked you?Why do we avoid the fundamentals when we know, intellectually anyway, that they’re what works?last_img read more

PH spikers doing well in Japan training despite injuries

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “There are still more to improve on, but the talent is there,” Kawamoto told PH coach Francis Vicente.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Mocon quietly making big impact for Red Lions National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The team completed its final day of training in Okayama where top club mentor Akiyoshi Kawamoto singled out reserve libero Dawn Macandili.Kawamoto said the La Salle ace played beyond his expectations and is a big asset to the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaraño hurt her ankle in the first few days of training but has rejoined the team.Lazaro may resume playing in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games that succeeds the Asians. Good news and bad news from the national women’s team currently training in Japan.Middle blocker and assistant team captain Aby Maraño’s ankle is almost healed, but top libero Denden Lazaro’s hamstring injury might sideline her for next month’s Asians Senior Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Douglas Publications Sold to BIA Digital

first_imgIn connection with the acquisition, BIA said it promoted Frank Finn to executive vice president and COO, and Bill Murrill to vice president of finance and administration.Among BIA’s portfolio of investments are a number of magazine publishing groups including Hoffman Media and Macfadden Performing Arts Media. BIA Digital Partners has acquired b-to-b publisher Douglas Publications. Under BIA, the business will be called Briefings Media Group.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.BIA, a Chantilly, Virginia-based private investment firm, first invested in Douglas in 2005 as part of Douglas’ estimated $15 million acquisition of the Briefings Publishing Group from Wicks Business Information. Douglas is a Richmond, Virginia-based newsletter and trade magazine publisher—including American Painting Contractor and Workplace HR & Safety magazines.It was not immediately clear if any layoffs were associated with the acquisition. BIA did not immediately return requests for comment.  Douglas Publications president Alan Douglas did not return an e-mail seeking comment.last_img read more

Apple store theft 17 arrested for stealing electronics worth 1 million in

first_imgPolice in the US has announced the arrest of 17 persons in connection with robberies targeting Apple stores across 19 counties in California that has caused a loss of over $1 million. REUTERS/Mike SegarPolice in the US has announced the arrest of 17 persons in connection with robberies targeting Apple stores across 19 counties in California that has caused a loss of over $1 million.Earlier this week, electronics worth tens of thousands of dollars were stolen from the Palo Alto Apple store in California in less than 12 hours during the iPhone XS launch weekend.In two days, the Palo Alto store was robbed of $107,000 worth of iPhones, computers, and electronics.The two robberies at the Palo Alto Apple store comes after last week’s launch of the iPhone XS and super premium iPhone XS Max which attracted higher than average enthusiasts to Apple stores through the weekend.”The defendants are charged with entering the stores in large groups wearing hoodies and snatching products on display,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement on Friday.In some instances, the group was able to grab more than $20,000 in merchandise.”Seven adults were arrested on September 25 and booked in the Alameda County Jail. Another is in custody in Sonoma County. Arrest warrants have been issued for nine other suspects. The probe is on,” Becerra added.Notably, burglaries at Apple stores have become common over the past few years, with suspects taking incredibly quick approaches to swipe expensive products.Between late August and September, six Apple Stores in the region were reportedly robbed at least nine times.On Sunday, an Apple Store in Santa Rosa area was also looted for the second time in less than a month, according to Fox News.last_img read more

Xbox Controller Support Added to Elon Musks Boring Company Machines

first_imgSeptember 10, 2018 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Elon Musk’s Boring Company exists to create giant tunnels under the ground through which traffic-beating platforms carry your vehicle at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour. That’s the theory, anyway. There are plans for tunnels in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, which means lots of boring machines are required.The latest boring machine Musk took delivery of has an extra feature: the ability to control it using an Xbox pad. Proof of that was provided by The Boring Company over the weekend as you can see in the video below:The “upgrade” announcement was made via Twitter with the tweet simply reading, “Best video game ever.” You have to wonder why this has been done, or is it simply a case of why not?The Xbox controller does pack in quite a few different types of control methods including buttons, triggers and thumbsticks. Could it be that this combination works really well for the different parts of the boring machine? The video suggests it does.It’s also very easy and cheap to buy new control pads, suggesting The Boring Company realized it could save some cash by embracing Microsoft’s controller. And finally, teaching someone to control a machine using an Xbox pad is going to be easier than using a bespoke set of controls. There’s a good chance new recruits have used the pad already.Whatever the case, The Boring Company and Elon Musk have managed once again to grab some media attention and in the process reminded everyone underground transport tunnels are happening. Register Now »last_img read more