Feligreses de los Cayos de la Florida reciben al Obispo…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Por Amy SowderPosted Jan 17, 2018 Escombros, en particular  grandes equipos electrodomésticos, aún pueden verse en algunas partes de los Cayos de la Florida, que fueron azotados por el huracán Irma el 10 de septiembre. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.[Episcopal News Service —Cayos de la Florida] Cuatro meses después del huracán Irma, refrigeradores y lavadores se enmohecen en las cunetas de los Cayos de la Florida. Gran parte de los escombros que flanqueaban la autopista U.S. 1 ya han sido removidos, pero el hedor de la basura descompuesta sigue siendo muy marcado en algunas partes. Palmas dobladas y estropeadas bordean las aguas azul turquesa con nuevas plantaciones de palmas sostenidas por maderos. Las dársenas se ven abandonadas con muelles sin embarcaciones.Una vez que pasó la crisis inicial, se activaron tanto la fatiga como la gratitud a largo plazo de los episcopales en los Cayos, parte de la Diócesis del Sudeste de la Florida.El obispo primado Michael Curry y su delegación visitaron el 13 de enero congregaciones en las islas afectadas por el huracán con el objetivo de consolidar la unidad: con Dios, con sus cofeligreses, con otras congregaciones de la diócesis, así como con la Iglesia Episcopal y la gente de tierra firme. Unidos, más recuperación es posible, dijo Curry.El obispo primado Michael Curry escucha a Alison Cook (“Sonny”) y mira las fotos de los daños dejados por el huracán que ella le muestra. Cook vive en un estacionamiento de remolques detrás de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto intermedio de los Cayos de la Florida. Su hogar fu destruido por el huracán Irma. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.“Cuando soy fuerte, ustedes no tienen que serlo. Cuando ustedes son fuertes., yo no tengo que serlo”, le dijo Curry a los miembros de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador  [St. James The Fisherman] en Isla Morada. Santiago es una de las cinco congregaciones de la diócesis en los Cayos. Hay 76 congregaciones en la diócesis, que se extiende por 437 kilómetros de norte a sur.El impacto de Irma a largo plazoAl impactar la zona media y baja de los Cayos, Irma dejó caer más de 300 mililitros de lluvia y sus vientos de 209 kilómetros por hora trajeron a la costa un mar de leva de más de 2 metros que afectó más de 1.300 embarcaciones, muchas de las cuales eran las viviendas principales de las personas. Si bien la tormenta tocó tierra en el cayo Cudjoe, Pino Grande [Big Pine] fue otra de las islas que azotó con mayor rigor.A través de los Cayos, más de 10.000 casas fueron dañadas o destruidas. Y esas eran las viviendas de gente de clase obrera, no residencias de vacaciones, dijo Peter Eaton, obispo del Sudeste de la Florida. Muchas personas estuvieron sin electricidad de tres semanas a un mes.La pesca es la principal industria de los Cayos, a la que le sigue el turismo. Las temporadas de [la pesca] de la langosta y del cangrejo moro han sido un fiasco, lo cual ha significado un impacto económico porque la captura en los Cayos surte a restaurantes y compañías en todo el país, explicó Eaton.  Aparte de la meca turística que es Cayo Hueso en el extremo sur, la mayoría de los cayos son rurales.El obispo primado Michael Curry conforta a algunos episcopales en San Francisco en los Cayos, una iglesita del cayo Pino Grande. La islita se vio seriamente afectada por el huracán Irma, pero la iglesia se mantiene en pie. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Los habitantes de los Cayos se están yendo porque los dueños no están reparando sus viviendas inhabitables, dijo Eaton. “El mayor desafío es mantener a la gente en los Cayos, y mantenerlos trabajando”,  señaló. La pérdida de viviendas para trabajadores exacerba el problema.El preescolar episcopal de Santiago el Pescador en la norteña Isla Morada perdió dos familia,  recibió a cuatro familias y tiene una lista de espera para la matrícula en la escuela que tiene una capacidad máxima de 12 estudiantes, dijo la administradora Michelle Lane. A través del Condado de Monroe, Irma dejó a más de 300 niños sin hogar, señalo Lane.Lane y los líderes del condado temen que la población de los Cayos pueda decrecer hasta en un 20 por ciento. Los guías de pesca y los pescadores comerciales no tienen trabajo. Enero y febrero son el pico de la estación turística y de las llamados “aves migratorias” (la gente del norte que viene a invernar), pero la gente no está viniendo. Muchos balnearios están cerrados.“Para nosotros quedarnos aquí, tenemos que tener dos trabajos”, dijo Victoria Kennedy, una joven de 17 años y miembro de la iglesia de Santiago. “No hay muchas personas de clase media aquí”.Una vez que a los residentes de los Cayos les permitieron regresar a la zona, la enfermera jubilada Shirl McAllister, que ha vivido en Maratón durante 30 años, descubrió que Irma le había destrozado la casa. Le había llevado las puertas, las ventanas y los muros. Le pagaron unos $15.000 sólo para derribar lo que quedaba. Ella tiene que volver a trabajar, sin embargo, no querría irse.“La gente dice ‘¿por qué no recoges y te vas?’ Pero hemos estado aquí durante mucho tiempo y somos viejos”, le dijo McAllister a Curry, con lágrimas en los ojos. Por el momento, ella está viviendo en un remolque facilitado por FEMA.“A pesar de todo, los voluntarios han mostrado mucho amor y compasión. Es sencillamente increíble. Es asombroso”,  dijo McAllister. “He donado cajas a esta iglesia durante años. Nunca pensé que me sería devuelto. Eso me hizo creyente. Le puedo decir eso”.Iglesias de los Cayos de la FloridaIrma arrancó la aguja de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador desde [encima del] salón parroquial y el preescolar y la lanzó al terreno del estacionamiento en la acera de enfrente junto a un parque de casas móviles destruido y vacío.“Ese barrio, todos sus escombros, estaba en nuestro estacionamiento. Pero se inundó”, dijo la administradora de la iglesia, Michelle Lane.En el cayo norte de Isla Morada, el huracán Irma arrancó la aguja del campanario de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador y la lanzó al estacionamiento de la acera de enfrente. Foto Amy Sowder/ENS.Curry le recordó a la congregación que cuanto más turbulenta se torna la vida, tanto más profundamente las personas deben buscar la ayuda de Dios y más ampliamente necesitan acercarse a los demás.“Cuando el resto del mundo gira como loco, eso los afirmará a ustedes. Dios tiene la fuerza de que ustedes carecen”, añadió.Aférrense a las prácticas espirituales de la oración, del estudio de la Escritura, de la reunión como comunidad y de recibir la comunión, afirmó. “Funciona”, dijo Curry.La transición es algo que sucede en todas nuestras vidas, pero especialmente después de desastres naturales, dijo el obispo Todd Ousley, de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral de la Iglesia Episcopal, que acompañó a Curry en su visita aquí y a las Islas Vírgenes a principios de la semana. Practicar el cuidado de uno mismo puede significar no sólo mantener tus prácticas religiosas, sino también ejercitarse, comer bien y a veces conversar con un terapeuta capacitado. “Cuando vienen los huracanes, eso no sólo les afecta el paisaje, sino que también les afecta sus vidas y a su comunidad”.La Rda. Debra Maconaughey de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto medio de los Cayos, consiguió 19 casas móviles, algunas con la colaboración del Fondo Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.La episcopal Alison Cook (“Sonny”),  de 88 años, está viviendo en tráiler provisto por la iglesia detrás de San Columba. Su casa móvil, a unos 3 kilómetros al este de la iglesia, quedó destruida.  “Estuve allí en Año Nuevo. Me había quedado con unos amigos hasta entonces”, dijo Cook mientras ofrecía un recorrido por su nueva casa de momento, la cual había decorado con un mantel de papagayos y, en la cama, con un oso de peluche con una camiseta de “acción de gracias”.Alison Cook (“Sonny”) de 88 años y episcopal de toda la vida, vive en un tráiler detrás de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto central de los Cayos de la Florida. Su hogar quedó destruido cuando el paso del huracán Irma. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Contando los edificios de la iglesia, Maconaughey alberga a unas 100 personas en cualquier tiempo, con permiso del gobierno municipal.“Episcopales de todos los Estados Unidos nos han ayudado”, dijo Maconaughey. “Realmente hemos sentido que todos somos la Iglesia”.Antes de la tormenta, Rick Kidwell vivía en un velero con sus dos hijas. Su familia y más de una docena de amigos se refugiaron en San Columba. Ahora, están viviendo en un tráiler, y él ayuda a descargar suministros de camiones, a remover escombros de patios y casas  y a arrancar placas de yeso mohosas como coordinador del proyecto de desastres de la iglesia.Kidwell ve el ayudar a otros igual que ayudarse a sí mismo. “Los Cayos son pequeños, de manera que todo es mi traspatio”, afirmó.San  Francisco de los Cayos [St. Francis in the Keys] es una iglesia diminuta en medio del destrozado paisaje de Pino Grande, una de las islas que sufrió el embate de Irma. El Rdo. Chris Todd y su esposa, Julia, están viviendo en un cuarto de su casa. Sólo esta semana pasada, un equipo se llevó los electrodomésticos y otros escombros que aún se alineaban en las calles de su barrio cuatro meses después de la tormenta. “Pero todavía hay una embarcación en nuestra calle. Quizá la pinza [del camión] no era lo bastante grande”, dijo riéndose el sacerdote.Julia Todd, esposa del Rdo. Chris Todd, de la iglesia de San Francisco de los Cayos, una diminuta iglesia episcopal en Pino Grande, hace galletitas dulces con los niños de la iglesia para la visita del obispo primado Michael Curry y del obispo diocesano Peter Eaton. Pino Grande fue uno de los Cayos de la Florida que recibió la embestida del huracán Irma el 10 de septiembre. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Judee Lyon, feligresa de San Francisco, encontró un motivo de gratitud en medio de la destrucción. “Tengo los mejores mangos de los Cayos y nuestro árbol sigue estando allí”.En el extremo sur de los Cayos, los miembros de las iglesias de San Pablo [St. Paul] y San Pedro [St. Peter] en Cayo Hueso se reunieron para hablar con Curry.Sherri Hodies, feligresa de San Pablo, vivía en el cayo Pan de Azúcar [Sugarloaf] a unos 300 metros de donde el huracán tocó tierra y ocho tornados pasaron por su casa. Sin embargo, ella ayudó a coordinar la donación de frazadas de una iglesia de Ohio y le dio a Curry una que quedaba para ayudar a alguien en Houston, Texas, que sufrió los embates del huracán Harvey . “Me siento afortunada, aunque esté frágil”, dijo Hodies.Pese a la orden de evacuación obligatoria, Esther Whyms, feligresa de San Pedro, pasó la tormenta en su casa y estaba asombrada de la afluencia de ayuda que siguió. “Tuvimos ayuda de personas de todas partes”, le dijo Whyms a Curry. “Nunca había visto tanta gente unirse [para una causa]”.— Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service y escritora independiente radicada en Brooklyn. Pueden dirigirse a ella a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Journalists and media ensnared in political polarization

first_img July 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and media ensnared in political polarization News RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns continuing abusive treatment and acts of violence against journalists during the past week.Mohamed Bader, a photographer, has been held since 15 July, when he was arrested in Cairo’s Ramses Square while covering clashes between police and former President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters in which seven people were killed and at least 260 were injured. He was one of more than 400 people arrested in connection with the 15 July clashes.After Bader was charged on 18 July with possessing a firearm, endangering national security and insulting the police, the prosecutor-general’s office ordered him held for another two weeks.Reporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary nature of his detention and calls for his immediate and unconditional release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the violence against journalists by pro-Morsi demonstrators, who threw stones at Sky News and ONTV crews in Ramses Square and beat them with sticks.There was more violence against journalists at pro-Morsi demonstrations during the past weekend.A demonstrator hit Mena Alaa, a journalist with Al-Masry Al-Youm TV, in the face and took her camera as she was filming an attack on a vehicle during a pro-Morsi march near Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo on 19 July. News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more News Police raided the Cairo bureau of the Iranian TV station Al-Alam on 20 July and confiscated equipment. At first they gave no explanation, then they said the station did not have a permit to broadcast. This was denied by bureau chief Ahmad Al-Sioufi, who was held for 24 hours and then freed on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,085 euros). “It is unacceptable that journalists keep on being targeted by the various protagonists,” Reporters Without Borders. “Egypt’s provisional government must take whatever steps are necessary to protect media personnel and media freedom.”Bader’s arbitrary detention and the attacks on the various news media come amid continuing political tension since President Morsi’s removal from office. News media that support the Muslim Brotherhood have been the target of harsh measures by the police and armed forces, while Morsi supporter are quick to attack media and journalists that do not share their views. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Nada Khouwali, an editor with the newspaper Al-Shourouq, took out her camera when she saw clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents while on her way home on 20 July and was immediately attacked by armed young men, who threw her to the ground and accused her of being a Muslim Brotherhood supporter.last_img read more

EDITORIAL: “Do Your Job!

first_imgTHE “TIMES ARE CHANGING”!
The City-County Observer finds the sit-in staged by Democrats in the House of Representatives to be an interesting historical development. What makes that worth noting is that members our staff are divided on the subject of the Second Amendment, and we know that CCO readers are also divided on the issue.  Our staff, however, is in agreement that the American people deserve a vote, whichever way it goes.The obvious courage and resolve of the sit-in leader, civil rights icon and United States Rep. John Lewis and the other Democrats who joined him apparently impressed a lot of DC-area residents, too. With short notice, many hundreds showed up to chant “DO YOUR JOB”‘ at the exiting Republican House members. The fact that many ordinary people left their dinner tables or cocktail hour to rush to the Capitol to vent their frustrations with the obstructionist Congress tells us a lot about the mood of our county.Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan tried to use his gavel to shutdown the demonstration, but thanks to Facebook and apps like “Periscope” the main stream media got to cover the entire event. It is one more case of modern technology trumping the old rules.Let us be perfectly clear that we are not endorsing the proposed gun control legislation, nor are we suggesting it should not be passed. We were happy to see the passion and dedication displayed by the Congressmen occupying the well of the House and the chanting of the supportive citizens. We just want to see if the U S Congress has the backbone to do something of significance before the upcoming general election!We feel that by bringing this and other important, controversial bills to the floor, for full debate and a vote, Congress will give voters something to base their votes on. in the upcoming general election.  Some feel that this may be very true of our own U S Representative, Dr. Larry Bucshon,  because so far he hasn’t given the electorate something to hang their hats on to vote for him during this re-election cycle. Maybe the issue of Second Amendment rights could be just that issue.We, The People deserve far better than we have gotten so far from our “do nothing” Congress.  We hope it isn’t too late to make up for the last several years of our “do-nothing Congress.“   We feel that it isn’t too late for Congress to let the voters know they’ve finally heard the message and are trying to do the will of the people.We predict if, when they returns to session, the Congress doesn’t show that they have awakened, that there will be busloads of citizens from throughout the country chanting “DO YOUR JOB” outside the Capitol everyday until they do. We also won’t be surprised to see mass protests staged in every major city similar to what we experience saw in the 60’s. The “Time Are Indeed Changing”!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Cricket News After AB de Villers, Dale Steyn To Join Melbourne Stars In 2019 Big Bash League

first_imgNew Delhi: The South African flavour in the 2019/20 Big Bash League is all set to increase. After Brisbane Heat signed AB de Villiers and Sydney Thunder got the services of Chris Morris, the Melbourne Stars have roped in Dale Steyn for the upcoming edition. Steyn is South Africa’s highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 439 scalps, had retired last month from the longest format. He is still part of South Africa’s scheme of things in limited over cricket. He was, however, not included in the team that toured India with the selectors deciding that he was not medically ready.Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Steyn said this was a good opportunity for him. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, play Big Bash. Unfortunately representing the Proteas for the bulk of my career over Christmas time we’ve always got Test matches on, the Boxing Day and New Year’s Test matches. So I haven’t been available. But since retiring from Test cricket, it’s opened up a little window for me while the Proteas play red-ball cricket,” Steyn said. Also Read | Dale Steyn, fiery South African pacer, announces retirement from Test cricketSteyn had announced his Test retirement in August 2019 but reiterated that he will continue to play in T20Is and ODIs for South Africa. Over the last few years, Steyn’s cricketing career has been marred by injuries and he was struggling to keep up with his fitness for the Test cricket. He, however, continues to be a national contracted player for the 2019/2020 season in white-ball cricket and therefore remains available for the Standard Bank Proteas in both One-Day International and T20 International cricket, the Cricket South Africa said.Also Read | Dale Steyn joins Euro Slam T20 league as marquee player”Today I walk away from a format of the game I love so much. In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game. It tests you mentally, physically, emotionally,” the CSA quoted Steyn as saying. “It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximise my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport. I’d like to thank everyone in cricket, no one specific, because everyone has been a part of my journey. And I look forward to continuing to play for the Proteas in the shorter formats. Thank you,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

BIG SCORE ULTRA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $100,000 ZUMA BEACH BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS WITH PRAT; KRIKORIAN HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.56

first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score overcame his outside post position and rocketed to a scintillating 3 ¼ length victory under Flavien Prat in Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Tim Yakteen, the Kentucky-bred colt by Mr. Big negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.56 and stamped himself a leading candidate for the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at one mile here on Nov. 4.“I don’t think distance will be any concern,” said Yakteen.  “I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today.  He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it (as he did in running second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf on Sept. 3).  The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race and Flavien kept him a little closer, but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick…I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.”Breaking from post position 11 in a field of 12, Big Score broke alertly, folded over in mid-pack and was three wide around the Club House turn.  Approaching the far turn, he accelerated nicely while still three-wide, made the lead three sixteenths from home and bounded clear like a horse who may relish added distance.“Since he won first time out (going a mile on turf in a maiden special weight race on July 24), I’ve thought he was a good horse,” said Prat.  “Last time, I was a little too far behind the rest of the field and had to wait a little bit to get through…Today, I took my time and put him right there, even though the pace was pretty fast.  I wanted him right there and he always shows a good turn of foot.  The Breeders’ Cup is what we’re looking for.”Off at 9-2, Big Score paid $11.60, $4.80 and $3.80.  With two wins from three starts, he picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $117,800.Krikorian, who also owns Big Score’s sire, Mr. Big, noted that his stallion, recently relocated from Kentucky to E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif., is showing good promise following his initial breeding season in the Golden State.“These horses by Mr. Big are doing well.  He’s a son of Dynaformer, who stood in Kentucky for many years and has now passed away.  He was bred to 39 mares this year and if he keeps going the way he is, he could be his best son at stud.”Sonic Boom, who exited a six furlong turf maiden special weight win at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 15, finished gamely between horses for the place, prevailing by a half-length over Ventry Bay.  Ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. Sonic Boom was off at 4-1 and paid $6.20 and $5.40.Ventry Bay, who broke from post position 12 with David Flores, was forwardly placed throughout and was just out-finished for second money and had to settle for third, a nose in front of Harbour Master.  Off at 12-1, Ventry Bay paid $7.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.89, 44.83, 1:09.43 and 1:21.69.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m. SON OF MR. BIG HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF ON NOV. 4last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016

first_imgRafael Bejarano7412181016%54%$957,475 STELLAR WIND BREEZES FOR DISTAFFFor the Chicago Cubs and John Sadler, the long drought could soon be over.The Cubs are one win away from appearing in their first World Series in 71 years. Allthey have to do is get past Clayton Kerhsaw and the Dodgers tomorrow, or, failing that, win game seven of their National League Championship Series in the Windy City on Sunday to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.On Nov. 4, Sadler hopes to win his first Breeders’ Cup race in the $2 million Longines Distaff with Stellar Wind, ending a string of 37 losses in the World Championship events.Stellar Wind worked five furlongs early Friday morning in 1:00.40 under exercise rider Jose Contreras. Stablemate Hard Aces, ticketed for the Marathon on Nov. 4, went in 1:01.“I was real happy with her breeze this morning,” Sadler said of the 2015 Eclipse Award champion as outstanding three-year-old filly. “She broke three (lengths) behind Hard Aces, was outside him all the way and a half-length in front at the wire. She’ll have one more breeze before the Distaff, next Friday. It was a very nice work, her usual work, no deviations from what we’ve been doing with her previously. She looked good doing it, so we’re happy.”Stellar Wind had fractional times of 25.20, 37.40 and 48.80, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:13.20.Now four, the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin was a troubled second by a neck in last year’s Distaff at Keeneland, a race in which Sadler feels she could have been promoted to first, had the racing gods smiled upon her. She was “bumped and floated out.”As it is, Stellar Wind enters the Distaff with two successive hard-earned wins over three-time champion Beholder, who, along with undefeated champion Songbird, is likely to ensure a solid pace in the 1 1/8-mile race.“Her last few races have been in small fields where we can’t let the front-runner, one that good, out of sight,” Sadler said in explaining why Stellar Wind had to alter strategy in order to conquer Beholder. “I think Victor (Espinoza, her regular rider) recognized that so we’ve kind of had to change her style, and it’s worked. Under those circumstances, that was the plan.“We’ve had a lot of placings (in Breeders’ Cup races), second, second, third, third, but it’s not a sensitive issue. Last year, c’mon, we were supposed to get put up.“I feel like we won it last year.” Kent Desormeaux38113629%53%$423,735 Mike Puype1741124%35%$130,030 BOOZER BACK ON FAVORITE COURSE SATURDAYBoozer is nothing if not consistent.The six-year-old gelding has a 7-6-6 record from 27 starts and an affinity for Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs, which he will traverse for the 10th time Saturday in the $100,000 California Flag Handicap for three-year-olds and up.The race is one in the popular Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses and on a course over which Boozer has four wins, three seconds and two thirds in nine starts.“He’s about as consistent as they come,” said trainer Mark Glatt of the six-year-old gelded son of Unusual Heat, who was recently pensioned as a stallion at the grand old age of 26. “I think the downhill race is his favorite distance.”Boozer is owned by long-time Glatt clients Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“He’s good at a mile, too, but we’ll see,” Glatt said. “He should be tough on Saturday.”The field for the California Flag: Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 9-5, McHeat, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 8-5; Somethings Unusual, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Mana Strike, Tiago Periera, 20-1; Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 6-1; and Big Bane Theory, Joe Talamo, 6-1. William Spawr1033130%70%$97,323 Stewart Elliott363348%28%$152,153 (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 20) IS THIS THE YEAR FOR SADLER AND CUBS?MASOCHISTIC FIRES A BULLET FOR SPRINTGRASS GREENER FOR THE BREEDERS’ CUPTHE FLAG IS UP FOR CONSISTENT BOOZER Philip D’Amato3860516%29%$397,300 Mark Glatt2036715%80%$170,233 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo3366018%36%$252,440 John W. Sadler2334313%43%$308,675 Mike Smith2143219%43%$245,565 Fernando Perez3661817%42%$179,785 Jerry Hollendorfer3153416%39%$261,267 Robertino Diodoro730143%57%$63,195 SANTA ANITA TURF GETS THUMBS UPWith the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships two weeks away on Nov. 4 and 5, local horsemen weighed in this morning with consensus praise for Santa Anita’s newly installed Bandera Bermuda turf course.“It’s fast, but it has good bounce to it and the horses are coming back well,” said Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale. “As you can see from the results, you can win on the front, middle and the back.”Said Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, with 7,173 career victories entering today’s races: “The good thing about the turf course right now is that there are no complaints. If there was something wrong, you would hear complaints, first from the riders and then the trainers.“But so far, there hasn’t been a single complaint that I know of.”Added Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who has ridden the world-over and counts three Kentucky Derbies and 10 Breeders’ Cup triumphs among his more than 5,000 career wins: “It’s very kind. I’ve noticed when we walk on the turf course, you can see the hoof print where a horse has stepped and then it looks like one of those mattresses or pillows that you can watch rise right back up in front of your eyes . . . That’s what it’s like running on; it’s just like a big pillow.”Irish-bred Paddy Gallagher, who took his early lessons on the green of the Emerald Isle, said: “It’s not a long course, but there’s a great thatch to it and it’s got a good spring to it. It’s one of the best grass courses in the country, I believe.”Tim Yakteen, who is preparing recent Zuma Beach Stakes winner Big Score for the     $1 million Juvenile Turf on Nov. 4, said, “I’ve run on the turf course several times and horses have come back off of it well. No complaints about it. It has good bounce and good life.”“I’m really happy with the course,” said 24-year-old French-born Flavien Prat, weaned on European grass courses and in a pitched battle for leading rider at the Autumn Meet.“The grass here is good. It’s fast, but you can come from behind. I have no problem with it. It’s really good. It’s perfect.”Video Courtesy of XBTV.com: “Industry Leaders Talk About Santa Anita Park’s New Turf Course in Advance of the Breeders’ Cup”: http://www.xbtv.com/video/santa-anita-park/industry-leaders-talk-about-santa-anita-parks-new-turf-course-in-advance-of-the-breeders-cup/ Flavien Prat53128823%53%$967,975 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS FINISH LINES: There is a three-way tie for first in the jockey standings through 12 days of the 23-day Autumn Meet, Rafael Bejarano, Flavien Prat and Norberto Arroyo Jr. each deadlocked with 12 wins. Prat and Arroyo have strikingly similar numbers across the board, to wit: starters 53 and 54; wins, 12 each; seconds eight and seven; and thirds, eight each . . . Trainer Richard Baltas, a racing secretary’s dream, had five horses entered on Friday’s card, giving him a total of 51 for the meet, an average of almost four a day, but has none entered on Saturday . . . Fans at Santa Anita can enjoy some of the best hot wings in Southern California along with craft brews and Thoroughbred racing Saturday at the Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Save $10 by using PROMO CODE: Wing16 for a $25 online package that includes six hot wings, eight three-ounce beer tastings, Club House admission, racing program, wagering tip sheet and special trackside seating. To purchase tickets, visit santaanita.com/events. Must be 21 and over the purchase a package . . . Santa Anita hosts a Pumpkin Festival this weekend, Oct. 22 and 22, and next, Oct. 29 and 30. Experience a pumpkin patch unlike any other and watch the races while the kids enjoy an Infield festival packed with jumpers, a straw maze and a huge pumpkin patch. The event will be open from 12 noon until 4 p.m. For special packages, visit santaanita.com/events. Victor Espinoza3056317%47%$705,145 Peter Miller41115327%46%$352,915 -30- Jeff Mullins1130327%55%$108,380 Peter Eurton1430221%36%$206,734 Jamie Theriot383128%16%$137,826 Tyler Baze57116919%46%$409,615 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won In other Breeders’ Cup news:Sprint favorite Masochistic worked six furlongs for Ron Ellis in a bullet 1:11.60,fastest of 21 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.96. All Run (Sprint) went four furlongs for Richard Baltas in 50.20.Masochistic was given fractional times of 35.40, 47 flat and 59.40 by Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson, with a seven furlong gallop out of 1:24.60.“It was at least as good as any of his works ever,” said Ellis, who plans one more breeze for the six-year-old California-bred gelding by Sought After, that coming next Saturday.Lady Shipman (Turf Sprint) worked four furlongs under Mike Smith for trainerKiaran McLaughlin in 48.40, getting the last quarter in 24.40.What a View (Mile) worked six furlongs in company in 1:13 flat with Tyler Bazeaboard for trainer Kenny Black. Stablemate King’s Palace went in 1:15.80.Champagne Room (Juvenile Fillies) worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 for trainerPeter Eurton.Zuma Beach Stakes winner Big Score (Juvenile Turf) worked four furlongs forTim Yakteen in 50.40, while stablemate Thorn Legacy was clocked in 51 flat. Richard Baltas4667513%39%$378,470 Doug  O’Neill55781013%45%$327,676 Martin Pedroza4354212%26%$197,490 Bob Baffert2247218%59%$666,265 Gary Stevens2133514%52%$385,915 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.54127822%50%$487,936last_img read more

Virgin Strikes Back

first_imgVirgin Australia has blamed Qantas’ policy of maintaining its 65 per cent market share for its [Qantas’] woes and accused it of stifling real competition.In an open letter to the Australian government, to counter Qantas’ lobbying for help, Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti said the airline’s strategy is, and always has been, to bring strong competition to all sectors of the Australian market, not to destroy competition.Qantas is trying to stop Virgin Australia’s foreign airline shareholders from injecting $350 million into the airline suggesting those funds are bankrolling an unrealistic fare war and expansion.The airline is looking to the government for a [bank] guarantee ahead of what is expected to be a loss of up to $500 million for the 2014 financial year.However Mr Borghetti has hit back saying its strategy has been to bring “real competition to all sectors of the market, including regional monopoly routes.”“This is despite our competitor publically stating that “if a competitor puts one [plane] in, we’ll put two in as a group”, in order to maintain a 65 per cent share of the Australian domestic aviation market at all costs,” said Mr Borghetti.Mr Borghetti said that “this is a strategy that prevents competition including the possibility of new entrants.”“We strongly believe that a level playing field should include a full and proper investigation of this 65 per cent “line in the sand” policy and ask the Australian Government to divert attention to this important issue that is crippling competition and is not sustainable financially for anyone in aviation in this country.”Mr Borghetti said Virgin had no problem with the Qantas Sale Act, which restricts foreign ownership in Qantas, being repealed or amendments to the legislation which would allow Qantas to mirror the current structure of Virgin Australia by separating its international and domestic operations.Under Australian law an Australian domestic carrier can be foreign owned.“If Australia truly wants a “level playing field”, then any measures that the Government plans to take to support Qantas should be offered to Virgin Australia,” said Mr Borghetti.“We believe that this country needs at least two strong airlines, in order to ensure the travelling public is not faced with high airfares and restricted choice.”Yesterday Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce likened the spat between the two airlines to a soccer game in which Qantas was 10-nil up before Virgin had called three other teams onto the field ‘‘because they can’t beat us.’’‘‘We need a level playing field for the Qantas Group to have a future. Virgin does its heavy maintenance offshore. They don’t have these investments that we do in this country.’’Mr Borghetti said that Virgin Australia employs around 9,500 staff, has opened new routes, launched new bases and grown tourism through joint campaigns with the state tourism bodies and Tourism Australia.“We fly around 20 million passengers annually and we have injected over $11 billion directly into the Australian economy over the last three years.”“We have also purchased Skywest and 60 per cent of Tigerair Australia, with a view of strengthening their ability to compete”And in a sting aimed at Qantas’ offshore forays with Jetstar he added that “importantly, we will not be investing in starting new airlines offshore.”last_img read more

Townships to get in on Bok action

first_img9 September 2011Rugby fans in South Africa’s townships will be able to follow the Springboks’ World Cup matches live on big screens, thanks to a partnership between the SA Rugby Union (Saru) and Township TV.The viewing experience has been created to cater for the country’s grassroots communities as part of Absa Boktown, the official Saru and Springbok Supporter Club event platform for fans.Big-screen televisions will be installed at 22 township venues across the country for the duration of the global rugby showpiece taking place in New Zealand.“This initiative will go far beyond rugby, as it will seek to re-create the jamboree community atmosphere that was prevalent throughout the successful Fifa Soccer World Cup last year,” said Sara community and PR manager Khaya Mayedwa.Saru will hold coaching clinics and Tag Rugby matches for local children at five of these venues.Bokkie, the Saru mascot, will also attend, and fans are urged to wear green and gold on Bok Fridays as well as on Bok match days.The Township TV Parks will be activated at the following venues:Diepsloot, Diepkloof (Soweto), Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Ivory Park, Joubert Park, Thokoza, Orange Farm, Elandsdoorn (Limpopo), Siluma Kwanele (Kathlehong), Mhluzi (Middelburg), Kwa Thema (Springs), Ethafeni (Tembisa), Umkhanyakude (Richards Bay), Orlando West, Masoyi (Wit Rivier), KwaMashu (KwaZulu-Natal), Motherwell (Port Elizabeth), George, Mqolomba Park (Uitenhage), Umlazi (KwaZulu-Natal), Khayelitsha (Western Cape).Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Bafana edged in Cosafa Cup shootout

first_img18 July 2013Bafana Bafana were knocked out of the Cosafa Cup tournament at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Lusaka on Wednesday evening by hosts Zambia, who edged the contest 5-3 from the penalty spot. The sides were level at 0-0 after extra time.Zambia will tackle Zimbabwe in the final on Saturday, while South Africa will face Lesotho for third place. Zimbabwe, who have won a record four Cosafa Cups, downed Lesotho 3-1 in the first semi-final on Wednesday.“I think this was a very good game tonight of two teams having a go at each other. I would like to congratulate Zambia for the win, although it is never nice to lose on penalties,” Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said after the game.‘They have their all’“I thought we were better tonight and as you saw we beat the post twice. I am just disappointed for the boys because I would have loved to see them in the final because they gave their all.”Referencing the strong home support, Iegsund added: “The crowd did not affect us because we stuck to our game plan and took the game to our opposition. It is just unfortunate we could not get the desired results.“I feel we were very strong defensively. We dominated the midfield, but maybe we could have done better upfront. But I am quite pleased with the effort of the whole team. It was a tough match, but we held our own.”Igesund made five changes to the team that played against Namibia in the opening match on Saturday, 13 July, bringing in Katlego Mashego, Ruzaigh Gamildien, Jabulani Shongwe, Thabani Mthembu and Lehlohonolo Nonyane, while Sibusiso Khumalo, Sibusiso Msomi, Lerato Chabangu, Edward Manqele, Mzikayise Mashaba were on the bench.ScrappyThe first half was a scrappy affair with Zambia dictating terms, but the second stanza was a closely-contested affair with South Africa asking all the questions.Both sides could have won it in the 90 minutes only for the woodwork to deny them.First it was Nonyane who hit an upright in the 60th minute with a powerful header, only for Gamildien to shoot the rebound over the bar when it appeared almost easier to score than to miss.Hit the uprightTwelve minutes later after good move by Lebogang Manyama and Mandla Masango, Masanago put in a cross that found Chabangu, but he hit the upright with the keeper in no man’s land, and Zambia survived.The home side gave the visitors a scare four minutes from time when Kondwani Mtonga beat the offside trap to tap in, only for his shot to hit the crossbar.Thirty minutes of extra time produced no goals leading to the dreaded penalty shootout.Zambia managed to score their spot kicks through Alex Ngonga, Bornwell Mwape, Moses Phiri, Kabaso Chongo and Bronson Chama. For South Africa only Chabangu had his shot saved, while Thulani Hlatshwayo, Lebogang Manyama, and Mzikayise Mashaba scored.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Sparkling Liverpool back in Champions League

first_imgView comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Philippines scores gold in lawn bowls men’s fours Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Liverpool’s Emre Can celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the Champions League qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Hoffenheim at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LIVERPOOL, England—Juergen Klopp had just seen his Liverpool team slice open Hoffenheim to score a third goal in the opening 21 minutes when he turned to the celebrating Anfield crowd and roared: “That’s football!”Liverpool returned to the Champions League group stage in some style on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Emre Can scored goals either side of Salah’s tap-in as Liverpool surged 3-0 ahead. The third goal was masterful, with Mane breaking clear, cutting inside and backheeling the ball to Firmino, whose cross to the far post was tucked home on the volley by Can.“I think we’ve scored a few nice goals,” Klopp said of his nearly two years in charge, “but that was outstanding.”With his team now needing five goals to progress, Hoffenheim’s 30-year-old coach, Julian Nagelsmann, threw on an extra attacker in the 24th minute and Mark Uth had an immediate impact, drilling a low shot into the corner four minutes later.Neither defense covered itself in glory in the first half, and the goals kept coming after halftime. Jordan Henderson robbed Hoffenheim captain Kevin Vogt to run through on goal, before passing across for Firmino to slot into the bottom corner in the 63rd.“He was impossible to defend,” Klopp said of Firmino, his deep-lying striker.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games With the attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane combining brilliantly, Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 4-2 with a devastating attacking display to seal a return to Europe’s elite club competition after a two-year absence.The Reds advanced 6-3 on aggregate in the qualifying playoff and will be placed in the pot of third seeds in Thursday’s draw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The start of the game was like a thunderstorm,” Klopp said. “We were so dangerous, so clinical. We could have scored even more.”Hoffenheim is playing in European competition for the first time in its history this season and was swept away on another atmospheric night at Anfield. Sandro Wagner headed in a late goal for Hoffenheim.“We were running around like headless chickens,” Nagelsmann said of his team’s display in the first 30 minutes, “and they were scoring the kind of goals they always score in the Premier League.”“Sometimes,” he added, “you just have to admit your opponent is better.”Liverpool produced its exhilarating performance without star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who remains unavailable — officially because he is both ill and injured — amid sustained interest from Barcelona.On this evidence, the Reds don’t need him, although their defensive frailties were exposed again, especially on the flank of left back Alberto Moreno.Liverpool joins Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Europa League winner Manchester United as part of a five-strong English representation in the group stage.Here’s a look at the other second legs in the playoffs: Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more