first_imgJACKPOT!! SINGLE WINNING TICKET RETURNS $784,553.70 AS PALMA-TRAINED LONGSHOT OVERCOMES SLOW START TO PAY $71.00 IN NIGHTCAP ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2020)–In the most unlikely of longshot scenarios, the Hector Palma-trained Princeofthenorth broke slowly and was next to last with Eswan Flores up in a field of 11 maidens after the first quarter mile, but rallied five-wide turning for home en route to a three quarter length victory going 6 ½ furlongs in Friday’s eight and final race, thereby triggering a massive $784,553.70  20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot payoff at Santa Anita.Purchased for $4,500 in Brazil, the winning Single Ticket was one of just two such “live” tickets in the eight race, the other being the Mike Harrington-conditioned Zees Empire, who finished eighth at odds of 97-1.Owned by BG Stables and Hector Palma, Princeofthenorth, a first time starter in for a $30,000 claiming tag, was off at 34-1 and paid $71.00 to win.“It wasn’t me my friend,” said Palma, when asked if he was the holder of the life-changing ticket.  “My Pick Six was dead after the fifth race.  I didn’t think Time N Money (ninth in a field of 11 at odds of 7-2) could lose!”With $158,860 in new Rainbow Six money bet today, the total Jackpot pool reached $759,411 by third race post time.Beginning with Friday’s third race, winning post positions and odds were as follows:  Race 3, (6) 3-1, Race 4, (2) 2-1, Race 5, (12) 3-1, Race 6, (7) 9-1, Race 7, (6) 13-1 and Race 8, (2) 34-1.With the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational coming in via simulcast from Gulfstream Park, there is a special early first post time of 12 noon for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 1:40 PT.The Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, for older horses at six furlongs, has been carded as Saturday’s eighth race.  Trainer John Sadler’s Flagstaff, who will be ridden by Flavien Prat, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Carlos Bravo goes on loan to Rayo Majadahonda

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first_imgLa Ponferradina announced Tuesday that Carlos Bravo will play on loan at Rayo Majadahonda for the remainder of the season, after the Majariego club player, Iago Díaz, suffered a break in the patellar tendon of his right leg before Real Madrid Castilla that will keep him Low for eight months. Bravo, who arrived at Ponferradina in the winter market last season from San Sebastián de los Reyes, became an important part of the ascent to Segunda with five goals in the final stretch of the League, when Bolo relocated him as second striker after a Yuri injury. The Madrid was a starter in the last 13 games of the season, including the four of the promotion playoff.In LaLiga SmartBank, however, its presence in the blue and white team has been little more than testimonial, participating in ten games of which he only started in two, against Zaragoza and Lugo. In total, he has played 236 minutes with Deportiva in Second Division and the club has decided to continue his progression in a leading team of Second B, since he has a contract with the entity from Murcia until 2021. As it happens, Iago Díaz, the player that Bravo will replace in Majadahonda, defended the blue and white shirt in the 2017-18 season. With the departure of Carlos Bravo, the Ponferradina lightens the squad a little more after the winter market and Bolo will have 24 players to finish the season. The coach had already expressed his desire to reduce the number of players after working with 26 players during the first part of the championship, a number too high for the Basque coach’s plans.last_img read more

Land Commission to Record Tribal Certificates in 4 Counties

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first_imgThe Land Commission (LC) has commenced under the Tribal Certificate Inventory Project, an exercise to record, scan, and validate all tribal certificates that are available in Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties.Tribal Certificates are documents signed by the tribal authorities and issued by the county land commissioner under the 1956 and 1973 Public Land Sale Laws, certifying the consent of the community to the sale or transfer of land in customary communities.The objectives of the tribal certificate inventory are: To gather information on the total number of tribal certificates issued over the years, and record the information in a database;To analyze information generated that will enhance the Commission’s land administration policy and law formulation process; andTo strengthen national land rights records management and registration systems in rural areas through the inventory of all lands under tribal certificates.Two teams which have been hired and trained by the Land Commission will be responsible to record, scan and vet all tribal certificates that will be presented to them during the inventory exercise.During the inventory exercises, which will take place at designated sites within the four counties, tribal certificate holders will show their certificates to the inventory teams for recording and scanning before they are stamped with a unique number. The inventory includes the following processes:Community members are asked to bring forth their tribal certificates, for recording and scanning after which the original copies are returned to the holders.  No document is taken from the public and retained by the inventory team.  There are NO fees charged for the exercise.The Recorder collects the Tribal Certificate from the Holder and assigns a unique serial number to the Tribal Certificate and stamps the Tribal Certificate.The Tribal Certificate Holder presents the certificate to the Scanner for scanning.A digital photograph of the owner holding the tribal certificate is taken, following the scanning of the documents.  Details on the tribal certificate and photo are imported to a data base that will be managed by the Land Commission.This will provide further evidence in the event of conflicting claims over a parcel of land.The Photographer collects the certificate from the Holder and records the information on a sheet.  Information to be collected include:  Owner’s name, parcel of land, location and serial number.  The Photographer ensures that the Land Commission receipt is attached to the Tribal certificate.The Vetter ensures that all documents attached to the Tribal Certificate are accurate (i.e. revenue receipt/Flag, receipt number, if available) and reflect the amount of acres contained on the Tribal Certificate.The Land Commission initiated the tribal certificate inventory as pilots in Fissebu Town, Gissima Clan, Lofa County in March 2012, and in Pleebo Sodoken District, Maryland County in May 2012.  A full-fledged inventory of tribal certificates was conducted in Margibi County between March and April 2013. Liberians who participated in these inventory exercises are consistently asking questions about how they could gain access to and acquire land, particularly for income generating activities such as agriculture.  Gaining access to land involves a wide range of conditions including the issuance of tribal certificates, which constitutes the instrument for acquiring most lands under communal tenure for eventual titling.It is a common misconception in all communities that tribal certificates are legally equivalent to deeds.  They are not.  Even if a tribal certificate was issued in accordance with the applicable law at the time (and the Land Commission suspects that for various reasons many were not), a tribal certificate merely indicates permission from traditional authorities and the County Land Commissioner to begin the process for securing a public land sale deed. Moreover, there is much legal uncertainty regarding the expiration date of tribal certificates.  In other words, it is an open question whether a tribal certificate expires after X number of years or months if a public land sale deed is not obtained.There is also a misconception of the amount of land being allocated by the tribal certificate.  Many people have no understanding of what an acre is.  An acre is equivalent to a “football pitch”.  While tribal certificates have been issued for 10, 50, 100, and more than 1,000 acres, there is little understanding of what a parcel of this size would look like on the ground or from the air or even on a map.  Thus, the amount of land specified on the tribal certificate in all likelihood does not correspond to the amount of land claimed by the individual on the ground.The Land Commission recognizes that Tribal Certificates are indeed the mechanism through which land is alienated from rural communities into private holdings. As such, and in light of the Land Rights Policy of the GOL, definitive measures must be taken to end the use of Tribal Certificates for purposes as described above and to identify and delineate areas being claimed on the basis of Tribal Certificates. This must be done before implementation of customary land rights based on the Land Rights Act, which was recently presented to the President by the Chairman of the Land Commission and subsequently submitted to the National Legislature. The Land Commission is therefore undertaking a National Tribal Certificate Inventory exercise beginning with the four counties mentioned above, as the first of a three phase process – involving inventorying/validating, spatial and physical demarcating, and titling/registration – which will ultimately convert Tribal Certificates into deeds where applicable by law; thereby, ensuring access to land and security of tenure for all Liberians; particularly the many rural Liberians currently in possession of Tribal Certificates.The Tribal Certificate Inventory Project is being funded by the Government of Liberia and the Swedish Government with technical support from UN-HABITAT.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spector trial may be televised

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first_imgLOS ANGELES – The judge presiding over the murder trial of famed music producer Phil Spector is leaning toward allowing television cameras in the courtroom during the proceedings, he told attorneys Wednesday. “I’m a firm believer in letting the public see what we do,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler. “I have a problem with commentators telling people what’s going on in the trial.” Spector, 67, was indicted in September 2004 for the Feb. 3, 2003, shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, 40, in his Alhambra mansion. Spector, who is currently free on $1million bail, faces life in prison if convicted. Fidler said he will bring 300 prospective jurors into the courtroom – 150 on March 19 and another 150 the following day – to answer written questionnaires crafted by attorneys on both sides. Oral questioning of potential jurors should begin by the second week of April, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson, who is co-counsel with L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Pat Dixon. The two men successfully prosecuted the case against motorsports promoter Michael Frank Goodwin, who was convicted Jan. 4 of orchestrating the 1988 execution-style murders of auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy. Spector’s trial is expected to start in late April and last three months. Spector did not appear in court Wednesday, but will be in court for jury questioning, per Fidler’s orders. According to court documents, Spector told police Clarkson was waving a gun around in his home the night of her death. He has said she committed suicide. Spector is known for creating the “Wall of Sound” recording technique exhibited in the 1963 hit “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. Spector married Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett from the band five years later; the couple divorced in 1974. Spector, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, has produced such famous musicians as Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles and The Ramones, among others. He met Clarkson, best known for her role in the Roger Corman cult film “Barbarian Queen,” while she was working as a VIP hostess at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Fidler will hear attorneys’ arguments for and against cameras in the courtroom at a Feb. 16 hearing, scheduled for 10a.m. in the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

School District 60 submits plan for support workers wage increase

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first_imgThe two-year deal is retroactive to July 1, 2013, and school districts across the province were left to find the funds within their existing budgets.School Board Chair Jaret Thompson says specific details of its plan can’t be divulged due to the sensitive nature of bargaining and personnel information, but a summary of the “high level budget impacts” will presented at its meeting on October 21. About 33,000 unionized support workers are included in the provincial framework agreement , and most of them – about 27,000 – are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.- Advertisement –last_img

Chelsea interested in signing Roma star but no formal offer submitted

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first_img 2 2 Roma have struggled to agree to these terms, and Gazzetta dello Sport say Chelsea have shown an interest in Florenzi through intermediaries.No formal offer has been submitted to Roma for the versatile 27-year-old, who can play at both right-back and right midfield, but Chelsea will be following Florenzi’s contract situation with keen interest as they consider whether to make an official approach. Chelsea are interested in signing Alessandro Florenzi from Roma this summer, according to reports.Florenzi, the Italy international, has spent his entire career with Roma except for a one-year loan spell at Crotone. He is viewed as a potential captain of the future for the Giallorossi, but he is demanding a payrise to make him one of the club’s higher earners. Florenzi helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals last season Florenzi has made over 200 appearances for Roma since breaking into the first-team in 2011 Capped 28 times by Italy, Florenzi’s existing deal expires in the summer of 2019, and if he makes it clear he will not agree new terms, Roma could be forced to sell him this year rather than lose him for free at the end of next season.last_img read more



first_imgA NINE-year-old girl is home safe with her family after a dramatic air and sea search in Bundoran on Tuesday evening.The Coast Guard said the Sligo Rescue helicopter was despatched after the alarm was raised in the seaside town.The air crew assisted Bundoran Lifeboat crews in the search. However the girl was later found safe and well. GIRL (9) FOUND SAFE AND WELL AFTER BUNDORAN SEA AND AIR SEARCH was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GIRL (9) FOUND SAFE AND WELL AFTER BUNDORAN SEA AND AIR SEARCHlast_img read more



first_imgMr. John Curran who made the presentation on behalf of the students of Loreto Community School in the Cultural Centre in Letterkenny with architect Padraig Curley.Local architect, John Curran has been working with Transition Year students at Loreto Community School in MIlford as part of the National Architect in Schools Initiative.The initiative is organised by the Irish Architecture foundation (IAF), and the idea is to give students hands-on design experience under the guidance of local architects.The IAF is working in partnership with the national network of Teachers’ Education Centres to train and resource both architects and teachers. Teacher and architect oversee the students’ work!Five Education Centres, in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway and Wexford are acting as regional hubs for the initiative which takes place in 25 schools nationwide.The programme allows architects to steer the students as they came up with great ideas to analyse their build surroundings and identify areas that they would like to improve, and then to help them come up with imaginative suggestions and solutions.John Curran teacher Padraig Curley began by dividing the students into groups and asked them to look at the village of Milford, and in particular how their school is located in relation to the village centre.After that, the groups looked at ways of strengthening the links between the school and the centre, in the process developing ideas about how to regenerate disused buildings and spaces in and around Milford. The architect’s role was to provide the support that would allow the groups to draw conclusions from their analysis, and to go on and design the kind of buildings and places they’d like to see in Milford. Students let their imaginations run loose, and pushed the boundaries as much as they wanted. They weren’t informed that their buildings might cost too much and finding adequate funding may be a problem! The purpose really was to develop their vision and encourage their creativity.The end products were amazing. Students came up with great ideas to generate a buzzing, vibrant, and colourful Milford. All these ideas, plans and model buildings were presented to a large, interested audience in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. FACELIFT FOR MILFORD AS STUDENTS MAKE THEIR OWN PLANS! was last modified: April 27th, 2015 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:architect Padraig CurleydonegalLoretoMilfordlast_img read more

Chelsea youngsters beaten after amazing comeback by Everton

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first_imgEverton stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Chelsea 3-2 in an action-packed Under-21 Premier League match at Goodison Park.The young Blues looked set for a fifth consecutive victory after goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Swift.Loftus-Cheek tucked away the loose ball after Alex Kiwomya’s shot had been parried, before Swift found the net with a cracking 30-yard effort to leave Chelsea two ahead at half-time.Swift then hit the bar with another long-range shot, and with Kiwomya and Islam Feruz also going close for the visitors, they seemed in complete control.But Hallam Hope pulled a goal back for Everton and then pounced on keeper Jamal Blackman’s poor clearance to equalise.Chris Long scored Everton’s winner, netting from the rebound after Blackman had saved John Lundstram’s penalty.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sophia Foster talks about mentoring

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first_imgJazz singer Sophia Foster started the Fostering Foundation to teach young people the skills she had learned in her years in the entertainment industry.Jazz singer Sophia Foster says she’s always been a mentor, for example, through encouraging her back-up singers: “I hope to see you in front someday,” she would tell them. “Whenever I saw one of them take their careers to the next level (go solo), my heart would be full of joy,” she says. (Image: Triple M Entertainment)Melissa JavanSouth African jazz singer Sophia Foster warns the students she mentors that their attitude can make or break their careers.She has the experience to back her words: Foster has been in the entertainment industry for more than five decades. She set up the Fostering Foundation to teach young people discipline and how to behave if they wanted to take up singing as a career.The training she provides includes microphone control, voice projection, stage presence and choreography.Watch the Sophia Foster show reel, here:BackgroundFoster’s career started in the late 1960s, when she joined the travelling entertainers, the Golden City Dixies. Initially she was dancer, but she soon grew into more of a singing career, according to The Journalist.As her career blossomed, she turned to one-woman musical extravaganzas such as Hey Sister and Nancy’s Dues.Recently, she directed Women In Song at Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town.To house the Fostering Foundation, she converted her double garage at her home into a studio. “I started doing one-on-one teachings more than a year ago. In June this year, we will officially launch the Fostering Foundation at the Artscape Theatre Centre’s Arena.”Her students travel from as far away as Paarl to attend her classes, which are held in the Cape Town suburb of Milnerton. “I find that I am driving up and down a lot, because I don’t want children to feel excluded if they have trouble finding transport. I’m doing it pro bono.”The studentsHer students are between the ages of 12 and 24. “I wish to get people younger than that. I believe the younger you start [with mentorship] the better. At that young age you can still teach discipline,” she adds.“Nowadays with technology, people have certain attitudes that don’t work with this industry. If you have an attitude from an early age, you can make enemies; people in the industry can say ‘I don’t want to work with this person.’“I always tell my students that you can be left behind, standing at the bus stop while the others drive away with the bus. You have to be a team player.”Watch Sophia Foster perform with Vicky Sampson:Asked if she had ever seen herself in one of her students, she replies: “I had this one woman, I think she’s 23. The first time I saw her she was doing a production in a community hall. When I saw her I thought: ‘Oh my goodness! That’s my mini me!’ I was moved when I saw her.“When I got her to my class, she fitted in. She was enthusiastic, and grateful to have someone like me. She welcomed my mentorship.”Sadly, the young woman was not as dedicated as a young Foster had been. “When we had a production, she couldn’t attend regular rehearsals, so I had to cut her out of the production.“For me, you are either dedicated or you are not. If you are passionate, you will be dedicated.” However, she also warns that talented people should be careful of becoming big-headed, which could lead you to losing your dedication.Students must audition for Foster’s mentorship. “I let them sing songs of different genres. They then answer a list of questions. I then take it from there.”The productionsFostering Foundation students have already done three performances at different venues. The first one, at Artscape, was the Sekunjalo Edujazz Concert during Youth Month in 2017.“I saw how they improved at each venue they performed at,” says Foster.“A lot of them had grown so much since coming to me. [When they came] they were kids who barely had confidence.”Her goalHer goal is to prepare the students to present themselves. “When they walk into [an audition] they should be prepared and professional enough to do what is expected.“In this industry it’s not about the talent, it’s about what you do with the talent. Because you are young you have to be guided so that you know how to conduct yourself in a professional and precise manner.”Knowing this can help you sustain your career.Always learningAbout her own work in the industry, she says she “has slowed down”, preferring to focus on mentoring rather than performing these day.“In the past, whenever I focused on mentoring people, it would be disrupted by my having to travel to perform somewhere. I’m at a stage in my life where I’m not chasing anything. What I’m doing now is for the passion. I slowed down so that I wouldn’t have to travel so much [and be away from the students].But she still goes to watch theatre productions and performances, whether local or abroad. “There’s always something to learn, because people do things differently.“It’s always rewarding for me [to attend theatre shows.]”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more