No ‘mudik’ ban for Idul Adha, Transportation Minister says

first_imgThere will be no ban on mudik (exodus) during Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice) this year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Transportation Ministry Budi Karya Sumadi said on Tuesday.Budi said he had asked all transportation operators to enforce safety and health protocols established by the national COVID-19 task force circular on travel requirements.“We’re striving to build public trust to feel confident using public transportation such as buses, trains, planes and ships,” he said in a press release published on Tuesday. The recent COVID-19 task force circular on travel stipulated that domestic travelers using public transportation were required to show negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or rapid test results in a test taken no more than 14 days before the day of travel. Alternatively, travelers could show a symptom-free testimonial from a doctor if COVID-19 testing was not available in their area. The regulation requires travelers to install the PeduliLindungi surveillance app, used to trace and track suspected carriers of the virus as well as confirmed COVID-19 patients on their mobile phones.The minister urged the public to obey other health protocols, such as wearing face masks and face shields, maintaining physical distance and frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use.He also instructed employees of the ministry to anticipate a spike in vehicle and passenger traffic as the Idul Adha holiday approached. The holiday is expected to begin on Friday.“We have taken anticipatory measures at transportation nodes, on national roads and toll roads and in tourist areas where we predict increased vehicle flow because of the long weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” Budi said.Topics :last_img read more

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Two new property taxes if Labor wins according to election costings

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoProperty Council Queensland head Chris Mountford. Picture: Mark CallejaMr Mountford said the Property Council had expressed concern six weeks ago over the Valuer-General’s decision not to revalue some of the state’s most significant local government areas including Brisbane in 2018.“With a big new tax to be imposed on properties above $10 million, it is now clear why the Government is keen to lock in valuations issued at the peak of the market.“These inflated valuations, coupled with a 2.5 per cent land tax surcharge, will deliver the Government far more than its fair share of taxes from the industry.”He warned that property owners were still being slugged with the 0.5 per cent ‘temporary’ land tax surcharge introduced in 2009.Mr Mountford said the current Labor government had already broke promises over not introducing any new taxes, fees or charges when it brought in a new tax on foreign buyers last year.“This year, the Government broke its promise again when it introduced a further new tax on absentee landholders. Capital is mobile. If we keep pushing up the costs of investing here, ultimately another part of the globe will become a more attractive place to invest, and the money and associated jobs will be redirected,” he said.“Queensland is not just competing with southern states. Like in cricket, we are competing with the rest of the world. Make no mistake- taxes on business and investment are ultimately taxes that will be borne by Queenslanders.” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk had two new property taxes in her election costings released two days before voting day. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey NearmyTHE Property Council has launched a scathing attack on the Labor Party’s decision to slug property owners with two new taxes if it wins come Saturday.Council Queensland executive director Chris Mountford warned the party led by Annastacia Palaszczuk was playing a dangerous game by introducing new taxes.“The introduction of four, big new taxes – two of them on property – were of course going to raise the ire of the industry. What better way to hide them than to release them two days out from the election, while the Ashes are underway?”A new 2.25 per cent land tax on large non-farm property holdings for individuals and 2.5 per cent for non-individuals including trusts was expected to net $227m off owners, plus a doubling of the transfer duty charges on foreign buyers – to 7 per cent from 3 – was expected to add $99m in property costs over three years.last_img read more

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Neuroscientist: Sex differences crucial in evaluating medication

first_imgStuff co.nz 29 January 2015Recent research showing the different effects of medicines on men and women could lead to big changes in the way drugs are assessed and prescribed.Animals used in laboratory tests are typically only male – and Victoria University neuroscientist Gina Grimshaw says this may have led to crucial data being missed on how new drugs affect men and women differently.Writing in the New Zealand Science Review, she cited research into the sleeping pill Ambien, also known as zolpidem. After being on the market for 20 years, Ambien was found to build up in the blood of women far more than it did men.It also had startling differences in side-effects, leaving women more tired and less able to concentrate. The recommended dose for female patients was consequently halved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).More recent research has also revealed variations in male and female reactions to an ADHD and hypertension medication and, in some studies, cholesterol-reducing statins.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/65526090/Neuroscientist-Sex-differences-crucial-in-evaluating-medicationlast_img read more

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Alan Pardew welcomes new investment at Crystal Palace

first_img He said: “I welcome it, I think it will be great for this football club. “If you look at Steve Parish’s record of what he has done here he has called it right more times than he has got it wrong, and that’s why we are growing as a club and I would like to think that is why he has got this right as well. “That’s why I think if you are a Crystal Palace fan it is big news for you.” Pardew added that since arriving at Selhurst Park, he has been kept in the loop about the possible boardroom changes. “Since I have come to the football club I knew that these guys were potentially involved in the club,” he said. “I have met them and I am excited by the fact that they are excited to be involved in the Premier League. “They are thorough, I have met them and their knowledge of sport is strong. “They understand how transfers work, they understand about stats but of course all the little tiny nuances that we have in football, that’s what they don’t get and that’s where me and Steve come in to try and guide them.” The Eagles and co-chairman Steve Parish have agreed a deal in principle with Harris, the owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers, to sell a sizeable shareholding after starting talks over a year ago. And Pardew – approaching a year in charge of Palace – has received the news well. Pardew – whose side are preparing to face Sunderland on Monday – does not see problems being caused by new faces above him. “These are not new owners. These are new investors under Steve’s leadership and it’s that relationship that is the most important for me,” he said. “If you was honestly asking me the question if Steve was not in the process, if he was being removed I would be very nervous. “I think in Steve they have someone they can trust to invest their money wisely because all investors want a return. “They want to see their money grow, otherwise there is no investment. They’ll be listening and trying to add to the finance of the club so we can move along as quick as we can.” Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is excited by the prospect of American Josh Harris and business partner David Blitzer becoming investors at Selhurst Park. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Women of Troy pull away in victory over Utes

first_imgSadie Edwards was unstoppable today, making lay-ups, forcing turnovers, and hitting 3-pointers as the Women of Troy cruised to a 70-59 victory over host Utah on the road Friday night.The sophomore guard led all scorers with a season-high 24 points to go along with four steals and a pair of blocks.“I was just aggressive from the start. I didn’t settle for jump-shots,” Edwards said. “I tried to get a lot of things going to the rim and put pressure on the defense.”Teammate Kristen Simon also had a great game, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds, including a key lay-up with 1:43 remaining to seal the victory for USC (16-5, 4-5). Star transfer Temi Fagbenle finished with eight points and 12 rebounds.Both teams started off the game struggling to make baskets, however, both teams eventually hit their stride in a close first quarter in which no team held a lead larger than three. USC was able to extend the lead to six in the second quarter on a jumper by Edwards but Utah (12-8, 4-5) immediately countered with an 8-0 run to take a 31-29 lead.It seemed like the Utes would end the half with a slim lead but Sadie Edwards used a step-back to shake her defender and hit a three to beat the buzzer, giving USC a 39-37 lead going into the half.After trading baskets to start the second half, the Trojans were able to pull away in the second half with a 10-0 run to take a 56-43 lead. It seemed like the Women of Troy would cruise to a victory from there, but Utah went on an 8-0 run following a tough jumper by Edwards to cut the USC lead to just 61-57 with six minutes remaining in the game. Redshirt junior Alexis Lloyd was able to stop the bleeding with an and-1 layup and Trojans never looked back.USC was the far more aggressive team on both ends of the floor Friday and the box score reflected this as the Women of Troy finished with more rebounds, steals, blocks, and free-throw attempts.“We put a lot of pressure on their guards and their bigs by attacking the rim, offensive rebounding, and taking advantage of every opportunity we had to get the ball and just getting easier looks,” Edwards said.Utah’s Malia Nawahine led the Utes with 14 points and fellow teammate Paige Crozon finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Star player Emily Potter, had 10 points but fouled out with seven minutes remaining in the game.USC was again missing Jordan Adams and Brianna Barrett for the fifth consecutive game due to ineligibility. With the win, the Trojans move up into a tie for sixth in the Pac-12. The Pac-12 is arguably the toughest conference in the nation right now, currently ranking first in RPI.USC hits the road again Sunday to play against Colorado, which is coming off an 82-64 loss to UCLA. Colorado has yet to win a game in conference play.last_img read more

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Liam Callahan harnessing fiery personality to lead Syracuse in 2016 season

first_img Published on September 13, 2016 at 12:21 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse settled into its offseason workouts earlier this year, something was noticeably missing. It wasn’t the expected absences of Julian Buescher or Ben Polk, the catalysts of last year’s run to the College Cup, both drafted into Major League Soccer. It wasn’t the NCAA championship trophy that SU finished two wins shy of. It wasn’t even a tangible object or person so much as it was a sound — a voice.Liam Callahan helplessly sat on the sideline of spring practice, his left arm snug in a sling. A torn labrum and broken metatarsal muzzled the second-year captain who’s never had a problem speaking up. He struggled watching players show up late to practice or go half-speed in drills, unsure if he had any right to police teammates from his crippled position off the field.It required a talk from head coach Ian McIntyre to reaffirm that Callahan still had the ears of his teammates, something that’d hardly ever been in question.“At some point, everybody realizes what they have to bring to the team,” Callahan said. “(But) being out for so long, it was tough.”His voice is the one that sparks the Orange with pregame speeches. The one that’s as unforgiving as it is passionate, endlessly demanding maximum effort. The one that’s become the program’s heartbeat since the Villanova transplant arrived to SU nearly three years ago. Callahan’s now a senior, piloting Syracuse (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) toward another successful season in the program’s winningest years ever.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSoccer doesn’t lend itself to individual recognition unless you’re the one scoring goals or saving them. But after consecutive seasons garnered SU its first No. 1 ranking and College Cup berth amid plenty of personnel changes, there’s no question: Callahan is the lifeblood of Syracuse.“His mentality gets the most out of him and everyone around him,” defender Miles Robinson said. “You see the highest level of sports anywhere, and you know at least one guy on the team is like Liam or it just won’t work.”From his spot at left wingback, a hybrid midfield-defense position in the Orange’s unique 3-5-2 formation, he’s pushed Syracuse further than any goal-scorer or stopper ever has. Largely because he’s only one of six players to remain on the team since 2014. The lineup changes have blanketed SU with lower expectations and holes to fill, but Callahan’s addicted to competition, and the underdog mentality only fuels his craving.Those were the pillars that propped up his decision to play for the Orange. McIntyre couldn’t promise Callahan playing time upon his arrival, only a fair shake at competing with former left back Jordan Murrell in spring 2014. As Callahan would like to remember the position battle, it fluctuated kick to kick, shot to shot.In reality, Murrell was wrapped around the job. But birthed out of competition was a teacher-student relationship between the steady veteran and the fiery sophomore, and more importantly, a precedent that no job was safe. Callahan became a starter anyway, rewarded by Syracuse’s switch to the 3-5-2 formation in 2015.“We knew what Liam Callahan was,” McIntyre said, “and he was exactly what we needed.”Daily Orange File PhotoMore so than anyone else on the team, Callahan has a keen eye for laziness. For anyone lollygagging or simply not caring as much as he does. He can’t stand it. He’s fiercely loyal to his teammates, but Callahan’s bound to nothing more than winning. That’s why there’s no hesitation in lashing out at his teammates — or himself — when he has to.Callahan is as normal as anyone else off the field. He thinks up new tattoo ideas to build off the Celtic cross on his right bicep, and the family crest inked in the upper-left corner of his chest. He plays cards with his teammates, relishing in the over-the-top punishments for the loser, such as dropping a piece of paper along a wall while the loser tries to stop it against the wall with his head.But something about the soccer field, a bubble Callahan considers his sanctuary, changes him.“He might piss some guys off sometimes or some might find him annoying,” midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “But I think it lifts the whole group collectively to have that guy on the field that just pushes everybody.”Alseth wasn’t the only one who agreed that Callahan’s persona is necessary for the team. It’s essential, even if his shouting or aggressive play can come off as self-indulging.At times McIntyre has reeled Callahan in during games, pulling him aside to calm down his most visibly frustrated player. It happened most recently against Loyola Marymount on Aug. 28, when a series of Callahan’s misplays boiled over in a small confrontation with LMU goalkeeper Collin Partee. The 5-foot-9 Syracuse wingback bumped into Partee after the whistle, drawing one of the four total yellow cards in the game.“Nobody’s perfect,” Callahan said. “I think being a captain puts stress on you to try and be perfect and be mature and take situations differently than most people would.“There’s still parts of my game and parts of me as a person that could obviously be better. It’s a learning process.”Part of that process has been reading. For his 21st birthday, Callahan’s older brother gave him the book “Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life,” a collection of letters between two former Navy SEALs. Within the letters is a metaphor that’s resonated with Callahan: A chariot sits with two horses at opposite ends. Each horse tugs the chariot in opposite directions, much like someone’s emotions or impulses. If the horses are settled, they’re focused and “ready to take you where you want them to take you,” Callahan added.But if the horses continue tugging hard in opposite directions, an emotional tailspin is inevitable. That’s what Callahan has worked on avoiding to a certain extent. There’s no denying that Callahan’s helped tug the Orange higher into the college soccer landscape than ever before. He’s just done most of the heavy lifting with his voice, as unsettling as it may be, and it’s nestled Syracuse within striking distance of a championship. Commentslast_img read more

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Baseball Musings: On Cory Snyder, baseball cards and youthful naiveté

first_img (Courtesy of Topps) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/76/4d/corysnyder-topps-111119jpg_hsg7hhhyxwxf13b8absseqokg.jpg?t=1539016374&w=500&quality=80 Full disclosure: I know Snyder was not really among the best players of my youth. I call him a “top” player because Snyder is in some ways the perfect personification of “1987.” And that’s significant because 1987 was the year I went all-in on baseball. Snyder played only a very a small role in that, but his involvement still resonates nonetheless.If you’re a baseball fan of a certain age, especially if you collected baseball cards, you probably have a mental image of Snyder, in his home Indians uniform, about to catch a ball, surrounded by faux-wood paneling and a golden trophy next to his name. That image probably makes you smile — because there was a time when a 1987 Topps Cory Snyder All-Star Rookie card could fetch a fortune, if you define “fortune” by what 11-year-olds consider a lot of money (roughly $4).MORE: Ranking the top baseball card sets of the ’80s and ’90s This is Baseball Musings, an occasional offseason column that riffs on random things found while perusing Baseball Reference, Fangraphs and other baseball sites.Today is Cory Snyder’s birthday. You probably didn’t know that, and you probably don’t care. Truth is, I didn’t even know it until this morning, but this new bit of knowledge was reason enough to write about one of the top players of my youth. A quick note about that Topps All-Star rookie trophy: It carried a simple message: Pay attention to this player. But it was a message that young collectors tended to interpret another way: Save this card, for it will some day be worth more money than you can possibly imagine.Snyder got the coveted designation because he was one of those mid- to late-’80s players who seemed destined to be a superstar, if judged by the often incomplete and short-sighted standards of 1980s evaluations. He could hit for power, but that was about it. He had a strong rookie campaign in 1986, clubbing 24 homers in just 103 games and finishing fourth in AL Rookie of the Year voting. The Topps trophy on that ’87 card only enhanced his reputation.So, entering the 1987 season, Snyder was officially a player to watch — and that meant his 1987 baseball card was one you wanted. With every pack of cards purchased for 35 cents at my local Harris Teeter, Snyder’s card was among those I really hoped to get. After all, the price guides listed the card anywhere from $2 to $5, which, again, to an 11-year-old with no income, might as well be $10,000.As the 1987 season progressed, Snyder kept putting up impressive numbers. Home runs were all the rage that season, thanks to an early incarnation of The Juiced Ball, and Snyder was in on that action. He hit 33 dingers in 1987, which was a big improvement over his 1986 output but still paled in comparison to MLB leaders Andre Dawson and Mark McGwire, who each hit 49. Still, Snyder’s season was more than enough to keep his Topps card an object of desire — though, as with the home run race, he trailed McGwire significantly in that area, too.This is where I’ll pause to say that my 11-year-old evaluation of Snyder’s abilities — and most others’ evaluations, probably — were overly optimistic. All I cared about were home runs, which are always good, but even a cursory look into his other stats reveals that any enthusiasm among collectors and fans was ill-informed. Power numbers aside, Snyder’s on-base percentage in 1987 was just .273. He struck out 160 times and drew just 31 walks. His OPS was an unremarkable .729. His bWAR was in the negative, -0.4, thanks mostly to his poor defense; he made 24 errors between the outfield and shortstop to finish with a -1.3 dWAR.MORE MUSINGS Let’s talk more about Marcus Semien | Lonnie Smith had a crazy 1989Of course, back then, advanced analytics weren’t really a thing. The eye test was king — and the eye test told you that while Snyder would make some errors, he could hit the ball a long way, so he was someone you wanted on your team — and in your baseball card collection. So Snyder remained a “valuable” part of my card collection into 1988, when he again posted good power totals but had otherwise mediocre numbers and produced 2.7 bWAR. As it turns out, that season represented the peak of Snyder’s career.He played another six seasons with the Indians, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants and Dodgers, but his only positive-WAR year was 1992, when he slashed .269/.311/.444 with 14 homers with San Francisco. He retired in 1994 at age 31. His career totals: .247/.291/.425, with 149 homers and an OPS of .716.MLB has but one official video highlight from Snyder’s career, and it’s this: He throws out B.J. Surhoff (speaking of would-be valuable baseball cards) at the plate to end a game in 1988. Anyway, back to those old baseball cards. I still have some Snyder rookies. They, like most other cards from that era, are essentially worthless apart from their nostalgic value. But that doesn’t matter. They provided me and millions of other kids with countless hours of fun and hope in the late ’80s. There’s definitely value in that.So, even though that ’87 Topps card was never worth more than a few bucks, I’ll always have a soft spot for Cory Snyder. His name takes me back to a time of wax packs, baseball enthusiam and youthful naiveté. Happy birthday, sir.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016

first_imgMartin Garcia3955713%44%$344,774 Drayden Van Dyke4255512%36%$304,964 Patrick Gallagher1432221%50%$228,758 Steve Knapp1331223%46%$97,320 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Edwin Maldonado59105717%37%$328,710 Doug O’Neill6159128%43%$291,092 Kent Desormeaux3347512%48%$329,970 Joseph Talamo68891012%40%$415,164 Steven Miyadi2036315%60%$116,214 Mario Gutierrez71815711%42%$442,604 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 William Spawr1453136%64%$132,314 Philip D’Amato4187920%59%$488,570 Vladimir Cerin1041240%70%$111,300 John Sadler2533212%32%$149,650 David Lopez631341121%44%$365,528 J. Eric Kruljac1531220%40%$50,150 Jeff Mullins1032030%50%$88,980 Fernando Perez63741111%35%$299,916 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Richard Baltas3875318%39%$456,104 Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Flavien Prat61841213%39%$429,978 Gary Stevens2142019%29%$492,680 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Mike Smith3843311%26%$427,650 Jerry Hollendorfer484578%33%$252,262 J. Keith Desormeaux1940621%53%$100,920 FINISH LINES: The lead news item today at the Great Race Place: A massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $307,069. It’s expected today’s total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million. OCHO OCHO OCHO MAKES DOWNHILL DEBUT SUNDAYOcho Ocho Ocho makes his first start on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course Sunday when he runs in the $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs.“It’s actually the second time he’s been entered to run down the hill,” pointed out Jim Cassidy, who trains the four-year-old colt for owner Deron Pearson, campaigning as DP Racing. “The last time was in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Breeders’ Cup day in 2014, but the race was taken off the grass.”That didn’t stop the son of Street Sense from winning by nearly six lengths. His last two races have come at one mile on turf, including the Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 26, in which he finished ninth after a wide trip. It was his first start in seven months.The Clockers’ Corner marks the first time in his last six races that Ocho Ocho Ocho has not run in a graded stakes. His last win came in the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 22, 2014, when he held on by a nose under Mike Smith, who rides veteran Silentio in the Clockers’ corner.In other Clockers’ Corner news:Leading trainer Phil D’Amato has two horses scheduled to go in the Clockers’ Corner.One is Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding who makes his U.S. debut, and Coastline, who was second by a neck in his first start down the hill, in the Grade III Daytona on Dec. 30.“Cape Wolfe is a nice horse and is in the race to kind of get started,” D’Amato said of the bay son of Piccolo who has not raced since last July, when he won his third straight race in Ireland. “He’ll be coming late. We’ll see if 6 ½ is too short or not for him, but I think down the road he’s going to be best going a mile.”Home Run Kitten makes his first start in eight months when he runs in the Clockers’ Corner.“He might need this race, but with the weather being what it’s been lately, we decided we’d better get a race into him and not worry too much about working,” said trainer David Hofmans of the son of the prolific turf sire Kitten’s Joy.“Our long-range goal would be the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here in November. We’re working towards that.”In the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, Home Run Kitten finished 11th but was beaten only four lengths in a field of 14.The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1.STAKES WINNER GERVINHO STANDS AT LEGACY RANCHGrade II winner Gervinho has relocated for his second season as a stallion to Legacy Ranch in Clements, CA. A stakes winner at two and three, and a California champion at three, he won Santa Anita’s Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes and Del Mar’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.Gervinho earned over $420,000 and was on the board in eight of nine career starts, including the Grade I Hollywood Derby, the Grade II Del Mar Derby and Santa Anita’s Grade III Twilight Derby.A six-year-old son of Unusual Heat out of Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place, who raced primarily on turf, Gervinho possess solid credentials for multiple surfaces.“One of the best horses I have ever trained, Gervinho had an amazing turn of foot and an incredible mind,” said trainer Carla Gaines. “It’s very disappointing we never had the chance to try him on the dirt as he trained brilliantly on it.”“Gervinho is absolutely gorgeous physically and has so much to offer California breeders,” said Gayle Van Leer, manager of the stallion who stands in 2016 for $3,500 live foal with consideration to approved mares. For more information visit www.legacyranchinc.com MOR SPIRIT BREEZES FOR LEWIS STAKES ON FEB. 6TRAINERS AT THE READY FOR CLOCKERS’ CORNERTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER STANDS AT $307,069 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 MOR SPIRIT IN ‘STIFF’ WORK FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTUnder a 360-degree cloud cover that obliterated old Sol, leading Triple Crown contender Mor Spirit worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday morning in a relatively pedestrian 1:13.60 in preparation for his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6.Trainer Bob Baffert had the Kentucky-bred colt by Eskendereya galloping out seven furlongs in 1:29 flat.Regular rider Gary Stevens was aboard Mor Spirit, who worked in company with Mt Veeder, who was also timed in 1:13.60.“It was a good stiff work for him,” Baffert said of Mor Spirit, who last raced on Dec. 19 when he won the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity by a length and a quarter. “The track is very demanding in the mornings.“It’s on to the Lewis. He’s on schedule.”Exaggerator worked seven furlongs in 1:25.80 for trainer Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent in the irons as the Delta Jackpot winner readies for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. Santiago Gonzalez952113922%45%$758,658 Martin Pedroza3752114%22%$93,940 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller4363314%28%$212,370 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 22) Tyler Baze85714118%38%$389,702last_img read more

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Mayweather expects ‘exciting’ Pacquiao-Matthysse fight

first_imgMOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mayweather is in town for vacation. Before heading to the Philippines, Mayweather has been to Dubai, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Pacquiao, Matthysse face the press in Kuala Lumpur.Floyd Mayweather Jr. expects a “very exciting” title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse set on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Pacquiao chose Matthysse, who is the current WBA welterweight champion, for his ring return a year after losing the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a highly-disputed decision in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT 13 years in, Chris Paul finally gets into conference finals “That’s a good matchup. Very exciting fight,” Mayweather told ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo early Tuesday morning upon his arrival in Manila on board his private jet.“Manny Pacquiao, Lucas Matthysse, great fighters, great matchup, both former world champions so it should be a very, very good fight,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 39-year-old Pacquiao has his work cut out for him against Matthysse, who possesses power on both hands having won 36 of his 39 victories by knockout against only four losses.Pacquiao had also described Matthysse as a “dangerous” fighter. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

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US warns citizens of robberies in Massy’s parking lot

first_imgThe United States (US) Embassy in Guyana is cautioning its citizens here about late-night robberies taking place in the parking lot of the Massy’s Grocery Store located in Providence, East Bank Demerara.An advisory issued by the embassy has said it has received multiple reports of such incidents, mostly occurring after 20:00h; and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the management of Massy’s have also confirmed the increase in criminal activity since July.“The embassy encourages US citizens to remain vigilant when travelling late at night, and to avoid dark secluded areas, as criminal activity is more prevalent in these situations”.Additionally, while acknowledging that the GPF has increased nightly patrols of the area, the embassy has recommended that “shoppers avoid displaying valuables when walking around the store or parking lot,” the advisory detailed.The embassy is urging US citizens that should any become victim of such an incident, they should comply with perpetrators’ instructions to avoid any serious threats.“The embassy security office suggests (that) if you become the victim of a crime, immediately comply with the assailant’s request; do not resist. And as soon as possible, find a place of safety and contact the Police by dialling 911,” it added.last_img read more

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