SNOW CHIEF STAKES QUOTES

first_imgFLAVIEN PRAT, NEVERADOUBT, WINNER: “(Mike) Puype was pretty confident before the race. I didn’t know this horse but the pace helped him a lot and the track was a little bit soft and that helped as well. The pace was pretty fast so that’s good when you’re behind.“He doesn’t look like he’s got a turn of foot but he’s got one pace. I didn’t think I would win but I thought we would be close, third, second.“There wasn’t any bumping (in response to Rafael Bejarano’s claim of foul) It was pretty tough but he was never tired. He won pretty easy today.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, ZINVOR, FIFTH: “He broke too sharp. There were fast fractions and I was trying to relax him but he was a little bit too keen. The outside horse was pushing me and that’s when he got a little aggressive. I wanted him to break clean and be comfortable either on the lead or behind but be relaxed but that never happened. On the first turn he was working too much, too hard and it was just too much for him.”TRAINER QUOTES             MIKE PUYPE, NEVERADOUBT, WINNER: “Flavien rode a great race and saved a lot of ground. Tom Hudson, who manages the horses, wanted to go in the race. Tom said, ‘He should go the distance. He’s doing good.’ But Flavien Prat rode the race and it was a great ride. We just took a shot he could cover the distance.“It was a good ride and patient handling and he did a great job with the horse. He had a big abscess in his foot (right hind) a few weeks ago and it took time to get it taken care of. The shoer did a good job, he put a bar shoe on him and got him to where we could get him back to the track to train and it was wonderful.(On running this kind of race in only his fourth start): “He broke his maiden the first time and what a great ride today. We couldn’t be happier with the event.“The second race on the dirt, he was rank, threw his head and didn’t like the dirt. Third race was an open allowance race; it wasn’t a Cal-Bred race. It was a sprint and it wasn’t that bad of a race. Realistically, handicapping the race, I didn’t think any of these horses were that great at a mile-and-an-eighth. We were just hoping the distance would be the equalizer to allow us to have a chance. Remember this, if you look at the history of the Snow Chief and look at the stats, plenty of longshots and maiden winners have won this. You better believe it. It’s because of the distance. There are a lot of good horses bred in California that are fast but a lot that can’t run the full distance and the distance really helped this horse today.(On the inquiry) “There was nothing there. That was a joke of an inquiry.” NOTES: The winning owners are Donald Patrick of San Luis Obispo (SLO Racing); Tom Hudson; and Tony and Suzie Narducci. JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more

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Seafood Festival in Aid of Cornwall Regional Hospital

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the Rainforest Seafood Festival, noting that the event is in aid of a worthy cause. The festival, slated for Ash Wednesday (February 13) at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, is in support of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in the parish. It is being organised by charity organisation ‘We Care Foundation,’which last year, raised some US$73,000 for the hospital. Speaking at a media launch held on Tuesday (January 15) at Sandals Royal in Montego Bay, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams, who is Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, said she will be giving the event her full support. “We welcome the effort of We Care in seeking to provide improved services and better equipment at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, this is a worthwhile initiative. We look forward to the Rainforest Seafood Festival, which I am sure will be a tremendous success. I use this opportunity to urge members of the public in the region, all of Jamaica, to come out and support the festival. It is for a good cause; it is for all of us. Get involved, support the Cornwall Regional Hospital,” she said. Commending the charity, which is headed by Chief Executive Officer of Sandals International, Adam Stewart, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams, said: “you are an example of what corporate Jamaica should be”. “The work that you are doing for the people of Jamaica is of utmost importance. Cornwall Regional Hospital is the only hospital outside of Kingston that is providing specialist services. The We Care initiative, I am sure, will greatly assist in meeting the total health needs, not only of the residents of St. James, but also those of other parishes in the County of Cornwall,” she stated. The festival will start at 10:00 a.m. with entertainment for children during the day, while the evening session will feature a line-up of popular local artistes such as Ken Boothe and Beenie Man. Inviting the public to come out for the event, Chairman of Rainforest Seafood and member of the We Care Foundation, Brian Jardim, stated that the “bigger the turnout the more we can contribute to We Care for Cornwall. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Ash Wednesday. I can guarantee that your support will go directly into improving Cornwall Regional Hospital.”Mr. Stewart, for his part, said the foundation was pleased to contribute to efforts to develop Cornwall Regional into a first world facility. “We are very proud to do this…this is an opportunity where we are showing Jamaicans how they can have fun, and doing good at the very same time,” he stated.All of the proceeds from the festival will go to the improvement of infrastructure and purchase of equipment for the hospital. Sponsors for the event are Red Stripe, Pepsi, Digicel, Scotia Bank, National Bakery and CB Chicken.last_img read more

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City of Encinitas to hold forum on proposed gaspowered leaf blower ban

first_imgCity of Encinitas to hold forum on proposed gas-powered leaf blower ban KUSI Newsroom Tonight, @EncinitasGov will discuss a proposal to eliminate the use of gas-powered leaf blowers to help achieve the goals set in its climate action plan. City officials think the proposal will also decrease levels of noise, dust and allergies.Story: https://t.co/8yyMTWgC9U pic.twitter.com/Ansmh43Wbb— KUSI News (@KUSINews) May 13, 2019 Updated: 12:55 PM Posted: May 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, ENCINITAS (KUSI) – The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and the city of Encinitas will host a community forum Monday evening to discuss a proposal to eliminate the use of gas-powered leaf blowers.The Encinitas City Council is scheduled to discuss the ordinance next month. Monday’s forum will include presentations by city staff members on how the ordinance will benefit the city and help it achieve the goals set in its climate action plan. City officials also believe the ordinance will decrease levels of noise, dust and allergens.A violation of the ordinance would result in a fine of at least $100 after a warning, increasing for each violation. Only electric or battery- powered leaf blowers would be allowed within the city going forward, should the ordinance be adopted.The forum will be held at the Encinitas Community Center’s Banquet Hall, located at 1140 Oakcrest Drive. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday evening.What do you think of the proposal? Let us know by replying to our Twitter posts below. May 13, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Spotifys Pandora clone Stations comes to the US

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Comments Spotify launched Stations as a test app last year in Australia. The company would not disclose whether or when it plans to bring the app to other countries; a company spokesperson shared this statement: “At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of experiments to create better listening experiences for our users. Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. Spotify Stations is one of those tests.”  Spotify doubles Apple Music members, Google offers autodelete… Music Online Share your voice Spotify Stations. Apple Spotify Stations — a stripped-down version of the company’s flagship streaming music service — is now available in the US. It can be downloaded for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Read: Spotify tests new, Pandora-like app called StationsIf you already have a Spotify account, you can use it to sign into the Stations app. Otherwise, you’ll need to create a new account, which requires providing your name, email address, date of birth and gender, and agreeing to the company’s terms of service. If you use the free plan, you’ll hear ads interspersed with songs on the Station app. (I listened to music using a free account for about 15 minutes before hearing the first ad.) Spotify Premium account holders will hear ad-free music. Once you’re signed up, the interface is simple and intuitive: you can select an artist or choose a genre or mood, and Spotify will curate a playlist for you based on your listening habits. Once you tap the 👍 button 15 tracks, Spotify creates a personalized playlist called “Favorites.” Unlike the flagship Spotify app, the Stations app doesn’t allow you to search for or play specific tracks and albums. And Stations will let you skip only six songs per hour.  1:21 2 Spotify Tagslast_img read more

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Cancer patient requests Ajay Devgn to not endorse tobacco products

first_imgAjay DevgnYouTube ScreenshotAjay Devgn, who is seen in advertisements of pan masala products, has been publicly requested by a cancer patient not to endorse tobacco products.A 40-year-old cancer patient from Rajasthan, Nanakram, who also apparently is a big fan of Ajay, came up with around 1,000 pamphlets in which he mentioned how he was influenced to use the same product the actor endorses and asked him not to promote tobacco products.The pamphlets were circulated across various areas in the state. Nanakram expressed regret at using such products, which he thinks caused him cancer.”My father Nanakram Meena started chewing tobacco a few years ago and was using the same brand for which Devgn does the advertisement. My father was impressed by Devgn but when he was diagnosed with cancer, he felt that such a big star should not advertise for these kinds of products,” the patient’s son told PTI.Nanakram, who reportedly cannot speak, sells milk to run his family that includes two children. Well, it will be interesting to see if Ajay pays attention to the cancer patient’s request or remains oblivious to it.On the work front, Ajay will soon be seen in romantic comedy De De Pyaar De starring Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh. The trailer of the film has received a good response and the songs have added to the hype. The film will release on May 17.last_img read more

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Texas Abortion Rights Groups Sue In An Effort To Strike Down Years

first_img Share Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneWomen holding signs spelling out “abortion = healthcare” line the second floor Capitol rotunda on July 27, 2017, after the House passed a bill requiring more reporting on abortion complications by health care providers.Multiple advocacy groups supporting abortion rights filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging several Texas laws that restrict access to abortion. The groups claim in the filing that the laws particularly harm low-income people, women of color and other marginalized communities.The suit targets laws that the advocates say promote the distribution of inaccurate information to patients, shame women who want abortions and create bureaucratic barriers to the operation. Citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked a 2013 Texas bill, the advocates are attempting to retroactively apply the ruling to Texas abortion-related laws going back to 1999. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Austin.The plaintiffs in the case are the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, the Afiya Center, Fund Texas Choice, the Lilith Fund, the Texas Equal Access Fund, the West Fund and Dr. Bhavik Kumar, who serves as medical director of the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance clinic.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have a right to regulate abortions but cannot “impose an undue burden on abortion access,” the lawsuit states. The lawsuit says Texas has “failed to institute these parameters.” State policies the suit challenges include the targeted regulation of abortion providers, which has subjected abortion providers to different regulations than other healthcare professionals since 1985. The suit also challenges policies that it says halt progress on research to advance medical abortion.The suit also targets a University of Texas System policy barring students from getting credit for internships and field placements at institutions that provide access to abortions.Karen Adler, director of media relations and communications programming at the UT System, said the system does not comment on pending litigation.The lawsuit also mentions that low-income Texans, who comprise a majority of those seeking abortions, face increased barriers due to reduced state funding toward reproductive health.“This is about respecting the rights of people,” said Lili Gomez, director of outreach at the West Fund.Stephanie Toti, one of the lawyers representing the reproductive rights organizations, said the lawsuit only challenges laws that are not “medically necessary.” But, she said, it’s an important first step in increasing access to abortions in the state. She added that Texas is not alone in restricting abortions and that other states have similar restrictions.“As time goes on, we’re going to see more of these cases,” she said.Toti later added: “We want the courts to return Texas to the regime of reasonable and medically appropriate abortions.”last_img read more

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