first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES      VICTOR ESPINOZA, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “Yeah, it was (a great race). I tried to sit back a little bit and run at the end. I was worried a little bit on the backside because they slowed down, and I was a bit farther back than I wanted. When the dirt started hitting, it kicked back, he started slowing down a bit so I had to move out. When I moved out, that was it; it’s just another gear that he has.“I wanted to wait turning for home a little longer, because when he takes the lead, normally he waits for horses. I didn’t want to take the lead too soon, but the other horses couldn’t keep up with me so I just had to let him run.“He was a fun ride for me, he did everything I asked him do, and it was amazing today. What can I say, the trainer John, he’s the best when it comes to these big races and these types of horses. It makes my job much easier and fun.”     MIKE SMITH, ROADSTER, SECOND: “He ran awesome. Of course, I was expecting a little hotter pace up front. That would have set me up perfect, but they went kind of easy the first part of the race. I made a really good run, but (Flagstaff) finished. This was a big step forward for him, and there’s a lot of room to grow.”TRAINER QUOTES     JOHN SADLER, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “He waits a little bit when he gets in front so Victor was trying to sit behind as long as he could. Victor told me he got to the front a little quick, he was loaded today, plenty of horse, he’s really strong.“I feel really good, we ran second (Navetta) in the previous race and my first time starter ran great so here we go!”     KOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, HRONIS RACING, LLC, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “The race set up well. He’s not real keen about getting dirt in his face and Victor kept him clear, so he was comfortable. He rode a great race.”     WILLIAM FARISH, PART OWNER, LANE’S END RACING, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “Yeah the race really set up nice, we were just talking about how the three (Roadster) got out in front and we got stuck behind him and picked up the pieces.(On the importance of racing in California) “We are rooting hard, believe me. Back in Kentucky we know how important California is. It is fun to be here in person, so we have to keep it going.”NOTES: The winning owners are Lane’s End Racing or Hronis Racing, LLC.last_img read more

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The post-game security was so disorderly that Ginebra players, coaches, and staff, together with their loved ones, had to walk over the LED board at the sidelines and then to the table of officials just to go back to the dugout area.READ: Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yetThat raises the question if there was indeed a planned crowd control as the bouncers, together with their ropes that surrounded the awarding area which was supposed to cordon off the masses from the players, seemingly was useless as fans pushed their way to the center of the court.Of course, no security detail is perfect, but the near-stampede which ensued necessitates further planning, and maybe more security, to protect the players from events like these.Luckily, no one got hurt from the turn of events as the Gin Kings got a chance to celebrate their back-to-back title conquest in the season-ending conference without any worries.ADVERTISEMENT A record 54,086 fans came to the massive Philippine Arena on Friday, and a handful of giddy fans tried to get as close to their basketball idols, eager to get their selfies and photo-ops, to the extent of some people pushing each other off and a select few almost engaging in a fist fight.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was a scary sight for the players, who celebrated the awarding ceremonies with their loved ones, as they tried to protect their relatives, especially the children, from getting trampled by the wave of people who converged on the court.The same was the case for the PBA staff, the mediamen, and the photographers who were in the middle of it all as everyone tried to get themselves back to the dugout area fearing for safety. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar was in the middle of the wave of people as he tried to get his loved ones back to safety. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Lost in the shuffle of Ginebra’s championship celebration was the near chaos that ensued afterwards.After the Gin Kings received the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup trophy and LA Tenorio was awarded the PBA Press Corps – Cignal Finals MVP, the back-to-back champions faced another problem: the throngs of fans who stormed to the court.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kobe wants to be presented in Hall of Fame by Michael Jordan or Phil Jacksonlast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Our mindset was all of us needed to step up because we lost Jeff,” shared Samboy de Leon, who was one of the key pieces who helped Che’Lu-San Sebastian take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three titular series.De Leon, who has been in the PBA before with Star (now-Magnolia), contributed 18 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from downtown, while also collecting five rebounds and three assists in the victory.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 crownMore importantly, he was responsible for the tide-swinging triple at the 1:19 mark of the fourth quarter which gave the Revellers the 106-103 lead.“I no longer hesitated. That was the play coach drew up and I just tried to be composed with my shot. I was lucky that the shot went in,” said De Leon. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Che’Lu-San Sebastian goes for the kill in Game 2 on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlmost everyone already wrote out Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian off in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup after it lost leading scorer Jeff Viernes to GlobalPort.But the Revellers showed that they are bigger than just one person, hacking out a 107-103 win over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum Tuesday to take Game 1 and move a win away from the championship.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ De Leon, though, still couldn’t help but think about what the team is missing with Viernes now in the PBA.“He’s like the leader of the team. When he came in, we played really good,” he said.Luckily for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, half of this team are seasoned veterans who have been in numerous war  like Cedrick Ablaza, Stephen Siruma, and Jay-R Taganas. The like De Leon and Alfred Batino, meanwhile,  have been in this situation before and won titles in the developmental league.“The experience is already there. So we know that we could tell our teammates that we need to be composed, that we should not lose hope even though we’re down in the end game.”“This is the championship, so we need to focus. Whoever is available in our lineup should be ready to step up,” he ended.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Perspolise to represent PH in Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced an increase in the price of diesel (fuel oil) on the Liberian Market.According to a petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of fuel oil has increased from US$2.68 to US$2.98 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of LD$275 (which represents a 30 United States cent increment), while the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline remains atUS$2.96 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of 270. The prices in Liberian dollars were calculated using the Central Bank’s approved exchange rate of 1USD to LRD$92.00 The new petroleum price ceiling circular issued by LPRC and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, took effect as of Friday, May 27, 2016. The decision to increase the price of diesel is a result of a shift in the perimeter that is usually used to determine the price of the product in the country.The release thanked all stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of the Petroleum Industry for their commitment in adhering to the price adjustment formula. Meanwhile, the circular warned that the Ministry of Commerce inspectorate unit will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market. The circular further warned that the Ministry of Commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market. In a related development, the LPRC is encouraging consumers to continue their level of understanding; as external factors dictate the cost of these products on the Liberian Market and the sub-region. Prices of petroleum products in Liberia, as reflected in the table (pictured), are still the lowest in the Sub-region. This is largely due to lower levy imposed on petroleum products in the country as compared to other countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgProjects being identified in Liberia and other countriesThe Department of Field Support at the United Nations has announced that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway, which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.With the most recent contributions, the total amount available to the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions by member states will rise to approximately US$1.5 million. This includes US$102,000 that have been made available from withheld payments to troop and police contributors as a result of substantiated allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.Projects to provide specialized services for victims and to strengthen community-based complaint reception networks will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the funds. Other projects are being identified in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.Under Secretary General for Field Support Mr Atul Khare expressed his deep gratitude to those who have contributed, stating “the interest in the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is a powerful indication of the vital support and partnership of the member states in this critical area. We encourage all member states to consider making a donation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgMinor hockey teams across Canada are being offered the chance to attend the World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatchewan. TIM-BR Mart is sponsoring a competition that will see teams submit videos depicting their team spirit, and explaining why they belong at the championship.  Once published, the winning team will be selected by Canadians, who will vote for their favourite entry. The winning team, including coaches and parents, will get transportation to Saskatoon, accommodations, meals, and tickets to World Juniors games from December 27 – 29, 2009. – Advertisement -Interested teams can find out more at Fort St. John’s Woodland TIM-BR Mart, at 9120 100th Avenue. Full information is available online, at The sumbission deadline is November 21st.last_img read more

first_imgApply it, said Byrne, and your life “will totally change.” It’s tempting to play such Utopian hype for laughs, while also wondering how the resulting goulash of competing aspirations could possibly resolve into a society in which there must be management and labor, rich and less rich, winners and also-rans. But the fact is, no enterprise achieves Harry Potter-like cultural saturation by feeding solely on low-hanging fruit. Like it or not, this is today’s America – a culture wherein any and all expressions of PMA receive nonstop nourishment at the highest levels. Between them, Larry King and Oprah Winfrey have donated the equivalent of five hourlong infomercials to “The Secret. “The Secret” sells its cool, existential worldview throughout: You reap what you sow, period. Thus, if you already enjoy prosperity and acclaim, it’s because you believed in it, “attracted it,” and are cosmically deserving of it. Of course, if you suffer with failure and disrepute, the same applies: You earned it. In the black-or-white land of “The Secret,” sick people are sick because they embraced their illnesses in some karmic way, and 9-11 victims somehow invited those 757s into their lives. BY now, thousands of words have been expended on the most ironically titled self-help program in history: the positive-thinking juggernaut known as “The Secret.” The original film-length DVD went platinum late last year, some 1.7 million copies selling at around $30. A hastily written derivative grabbed (and held) the No. 1 slot on Amazon and The New York Times’ best-seller list for advice books. All this visibility and verbiage have not prevented journalists and other observers from missing the forest in the tease. In truth, “The Secret” is less important for what it says to us than for what it says about us. Just to recap: In concept, one might call “The Secret” self-fulfilling-prophecy-meets-PMA-on-steroids. It’s anchored in the so-called Law of Attraction, which basically poses that what we believe in our hearts and minds will come to us. As an LOA fan site puts it, we are “living magnets.” In one of her earliest interviews, Rhonda Byrne, “The Secret”‘s creator, termed her work “knowledge that has been known by the greatest leaders, discoverers and philosophers.” Armed with that knowledge, she added, “There is not anything any human cannot be, do or have … not a single thing … It doesn’t matter if they’re sleeping in a park, if they’re totally broke, it doesn’t matter if they’re not well, it doesn’t matter if their relationships are a mess.” This unapologetic philosophical hard line, despite having attracted the ire of some social critics, is really the quirky genius behind “The Secret,” underlying its beguiling effect on two polar but pivotal audiences: young adults weaned on self-esteem-based education and America’s 77 million baby boom midlifers, many of whom are desperate to unshackle themselves from everything they’ve been, heretofore. If “The Secret” is about anything, it’s about the abandonment of reason and the inconvenient truths of the known physical world. This is the perfect message for its time – and, really, the only message that Empowered America will accept. Science and logic have fallen out of fashion nowadays. For example, statistics on health care utilization and the stunning rise of alternative medicine leave little doubt that we’re a people who increasingly flee medical orthodoxy for mind-body regimens whose own advocates not only refuse to cite clinical proof, but dismiss the very idea of proof. We consult oracles before oncologists, shamans instead of shrinks. In this age of entitlement, the lure of what amounts to wishful thinking is not hard to fathom. What most self-help-minded Americans crave is not actionable advice, but a mechanism for putting off genuine action – a mechanism that gives them permission not to face the tough realities of how success really happens (i.e. hard work, careful planning, scary choices, sheer fortuity, etc.). What some of us seek even more than success is a way of postponing the admission of failure, with its consequent need for a Plan B. If that day of reckoning can be endlessly deferred by telling ourselves a pretty story about limitless possibility and the victories still to come, then we can see the glass as forever half full. Just don’t try to drink from it, because there’s nothing there. Steve Salerno is the author of SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless. Contact him through his Web site, 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

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBut Villaraigosa said he included parents on an advisory committee created to recommend improvements and he considers their comments sufficient. “This is just the start of the process and we will be meeting with everyone to get their input,” Villaraigosa said. The parent groups, educators and district officials were among those reacting to a draft proposal for restructuring the district, placing it under mayoral control and breaking it into 80 mini-districts. School board member Jon Lauritzen said he’s disappointed that the mayor not only left parents out of the process, but the district as well. “I’m particularly disappointed because we’re so open in what we do with our public meetings,” Lauritzen said. “It makes us feel doubly left out when the process is behind closed doors and looks like special interests are driving things rather than public need and public desire.” Several parent groups lashed out Friday at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposal to take over Los Angeles Unified School District, holding a news conference on the steps of City Hall to complain they weren’t consulted. The Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA joined with representatives of other parents groups in saying the mayor’s office had ignored their repeated requests for a meeting. “Here we are on the steps of City Hall – a bunch of parents – raising our concerns because we, the stakeholders in LAUSD with the biggest investment, are not engaged in the discussion as the city attempts to take over or make over LAUSD,” said Scott Folsom, president of the Tenth District PTSA. “We are not disputing the tentative preliminary draft plan leaked or floated or `run up the flagpole.’ We are arguing that whatever passes for planning has got this far without involving the parents of the children whose futures are at stake.” Villaraigosa’s proposal also touches on the issue of school funding and raises the possibility of asking voters to approve a tax hike. But Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association, noted that voters have approved three school construction bond issues in recent years and questioned whether they’d support another school-related tax. “The taxes are going to be a little bit more difficult, because each successive (construction) bond has gotten fewer votes and it’s our sense that taxpayers are already overtaxed and his belief that city residents are willing to pay for yet another tax may be too optimistic.” But while the plan lays out dozens of reform ideas, Michael Kirst, professor of education at Stanford University, was surprised it didn’t include a greater centralization of authority. “It’s very vague on how the governance system will be changed to enable such a bold reform program. It’s mostly about policy change and not how the governance system is going to be reworked to allow such radical change to take place,” said Kirst, who has testified before the Joint Commission on LAUSD Governance _ which is working to create its own district reform proposal. City Councilman Jose Huizar, a former school board member, said he continues to back mayoral control of the district as the only viable means to improve education for the Los Angeles’ 727,000 public school students. “I think the only way we are going to see the school district decentralized, with the decisions being made locally, is with mayoral control,” Huizar said. “It’s an important first step to changing what is going on over there.” Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles, said he wondered whether it was part of the mayor’s political strategy. “We’ve seen this before where large ideas are floated and he can retract them later, saying it was never being seriously considered,” Regalado said. “I think he is focused on the issues of controlling the schools. Sometimes, the mayor and his people get ahead of themselves.” (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgBrian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionDrumoghill  2 Castlefin C 0Glenea Utd 1 Eany C 0Lagan Harps 0 Gweedore Celtic 0Lifford Celtic 4 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Milford Inn Division OneCappry Rovers 7 Arranmore Utd 1CT Ball Division TwoBonagee Utd 0 Ballybofey Utd 2Glenree Utd 1 Kerrykeel FC 1Keadue R 4 Drumbar Utd 1Whitestrand Utd 1 Cranford Utd 4  SOCCER: DONEGAL SUNDAY LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: February 5th, 2012 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:SOCCER: DONEGAL SUNDAY LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas.All women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed in agricultural businesses, pursuing ag-related higher education or supportive of agriculture in other ways are invited to participate in the survey at Respondents must reside in the United States. Farm Bureau membership is not required to participate.“This comprehensive survey asks women in-depth questions about how they are connected to agriculture and what leadership skills they think are most important today, as well as the top business challenges they’re facing,” said Sherry Saylor, an Arizona farmer and chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. “We are seeking input from all women involved in agriculture — not just Farm Bureau members — for this survey,” Saylor said.Data collected from respondents will be used to gauge trends related to the achievements of women in agriculture, including leadership positions, business successes and election to public office. Results from the survey are slated for release in the fall and will add to findings gleaned from a similar survey conducted in 2014.The AFB Women’s Leadership Committee is sponsoring the survey and is working with other farm and agriculture organizations to encourage participation. Participants will be entered to receive one of five $100 gift cards after the survey closes on June 21.last_img read more