GRANDSTAND SILENT, BUT THE SANTA ANITA SHOW GOES ON SATURDAY AS JOCKEYS, TRAINERS, GROOMS & HORSES GO TO WORK OVER THE COURSE OF AN EIGHT-RACE CARDBAFFERT’S BRILLIANT DERBY HOPEFUL CHARLATAN IS THE STAR OF THE DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2020)–With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, the Sound of Silence was indeed acutely surreal on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, as the legendary track went about the business of horse racing minus the public for the first time since its opening in December, 1934. With only credentialed media and licensed owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and a smattering of track employees on hand, a total of eight races, including the Grade I Beholder Mile, were run without incident as the remainder of the nation’s sports and entertainment world for the most part, sat idle.The day got off to an uneventful start, as the Vladimir Cerin-trained Time for Suzzie reported home on top by a half length. Ridden by apprentice Jorge Velez, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Time to Get Even got seven furlongs over a main track listed as “good” in 1:24.75 and paid $13.40 to win on the 1/ST Bet and Xpressbet apps, as well as live streaming at santaanitapark.com.With seven horses, a total of $260,400 was wagered on race one.“As far as training, nothing’s really changed for us except the weather,” said Cerin, in reference to intermittent rain that has fallen the past few days. “I’m amazed our Trackman (Dennis Moore) is actually better than the Weather Service. This morning, I didn’t think there was any chance it wouldn’t be raining. So far, so good.”Race two went to the Matt Chew-conditioned Silken Prince, who won by 4 ¼ lengths under Jose Valdivia, Jr., while getting 6 ½ furlongs on a track upgraded to “fast” in 1:16.31. Off at 5-1, he paid $13.60 to win.“It feels eerie, coming down the stretch, not to hear the crowd,” said Valdivia.One of five first time starters, the Mark Glatt-trained Big Sweep was heavily favored at even money in race three and won by 2 ¼ lengths while paying $4.00 to win. Ridden by Flavien Prat, she got six furlongs in 1:10.59.Race four, run during a light drizzle, went to the Hector Palma-trained Kadesh. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, he won by 4 ¼ lengths while getting one mile in 1:38.87 and paid $5.80 to win.Did this victory, garnered under quite unusual circumstances, hold any particular significance to Palma, who’s called the racetrack “home” for more than 60 years?“It’s just one more, my friend.”Flavien Prat got his second win on the day as he guided Adorably Sweet to a half length win in the fifth race. Trained by Mike Puype, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Richard’s Kid got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.48. Off at 7-2, she paid $9.80 to win.Race six showcased the performance of the afternoon, as Bob Baffert’s Derby hopeful Charlatan demolished his competition by 10 ¼ lengths while getting one mile under Drayden Van Dyke in 1:36.24. The 1-5 favorite, he paid $2.60 to win.“Right now, we’re just glad they didn’t cancel (today’s races), cause we were going to go to Sunland Park,” said Baffert.The seventh race, the Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile, went Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce, who beat heavily favored Hard Not to Love by 3 ¼ lengths. Trained by Michael McCarthy and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Ce Ce paid $10.40 to win.Saturday’s eighth and final race was taken by longshot Galwalksintoabar, which prompted track announcer Frank Mirahmadi to proclaim, “Galwalksintoabar is no joke…” Ridden by Van Dyke, who doubled on the day, she’s trained by Steve Miyadi and paid $21.20 to win.With no on-track wagering, Saturday’s total pari-mutuel handle was $6,523,828. Closed to the public until further notice due to local, state and national health decrees issued with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wagering on Santa Anita’s races is available at brick and mortar satellite locations, Santa Anita’s 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.Santa Anita’s races can be viewed live via its simulcast signal, online at CalRacing.com and on TVG, which is available via DirectTV 602, Spectrum/Time Warner 413, Dish 399 and other outlets.First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Real Madrid routed 3-0 by Sevilla in Spanish League
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Silva, signed by Sevilla in the offseason, is the league’s top scorer with six goals from as many matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sevilla’s Andre Silva, celebrates after scoring during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Wednesday, Sept.. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)SEVILLE, Spain — Real Madrid conceded three-first half goals in a 3-0 loss at Sevilla on Wednesday, squandering a chance to take the Spanish league lead after Barcelona lost 2-1 at last-place Leganes.Portugal forward Andre Silva scored in the 17th and 21st minutes, and Wissam Ben Yedder added another in the 39th to seal Sevilla’s convincing win at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The result leaves Madrid and Barcelona tied with 13 points after six matches. Madrid’s only previous setback in the league had been a draw at Athletic Bilbao in the fourth round.Luka Modric scored for Madrid early in the second half but the goal was called off after a video review showed he was offside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMarcelo appeared to injure a muscle midway through the second half but coach Julen Lopetegui couldn’t replace him because he had already made all three substitutions.Sevilla has won three in a row in all competitions, outscoring opponents 14-3. It moved three points behind Madrid and Barcelona in the league. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sean the man MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk DONEGAL DOLL LOTTIE GETS A SPECIAL TWEET FROM SPACE!
Lottie gets a view from space!British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a message from space about the Donegal Stargazer Lottie doll.Stargazer Lottie is in the International Space Station with the British European Space Agency astronaut, in an effort to promote STEM and get children interested in astronomy and science.Peake shared an image of Stargazer Lottie in space from his official social media accounts. The Special Edition ‘Gold Collection’ ‘Stargazer’ Lottie doll is a collaboration with the European Space Agency, and is currently being exhibited at the BTHA London Toy Fair at the Olympia.Astronaut Tim PeakeStargazer Lottie traveled to the International Space Station along with British ESA astronaut Peake on the 15th of December 2015, having travelled ahead on board Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus cargo spacecraft.On the 24th of January 2016, Tim sent word from Lottie in space to his following, with a picture from the Cupola showing the Stargazer Lottie Doll, in the box gazing into outer-space.Tweet text reads: ‘Stargazer @lottie_dolls designed by 6/yo Abigail cannot wait to get out of her box to look at the stars. #STEM’ DONEGAL DOLL LOTTIE GETS A SPECIAL TWEET FROM SPACE! was last modified: January 25th, 2016 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:astronautdonegalLottie dollTim Peake
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk TRUCKING HELL – DRIVER ROBBED OF DIESEL WHILE HE SLEEPS
A trucker is counting the cost of a sleep-on after his vehicle was emptied of its diesel.Driver was robbed of diesel as he slept.The driver was parked at Carrigans overnight before continuing on his journey.However when he awoke this morning he found almost all of his 600 litres of diesel had been emptied from the truck. The cost of the diesel has been put at close to €1,000.It is believed the man was the victim of an increasing trend of thieves targeting trucks for their fuel.The driver was forced to travel to Lifford with a small amount of fuel before filling up again.Other drivers have been warned to secure their vehicles before resting overnight. TRUCKING HELL – DRIVER ROBBED OF DIESEL WHILE HE SLEEPS was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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:Carrigansdieseldonegaldriverstolen
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk TRAGIC INISHOWEN PENSIONER TO BE BURIED TODAY
The last person to be killed on Donegal’s roads in 2013 will be buried today.Tragic pensioner Maura Porter died just before midnight last Monday hours after she was struck by a car just 150 yards from her home in Churchtown, Carndonagh.Ms Porter will be buried following 11am funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh. A man in his 40s, the driver of the car which struck Ms Porter, was not hurt.The Inishowen pensioner, who was 7o, was the 13th person to be killed on Donegal roads in 2013.TD Charlie McConalogue paid tribute to Mrs Porter whom he knew well.“She was one of life’s wonderful people,” said Deputy McConalogue. “Her death is a huge tragedy for her family and the entire community.” TRAGIC INISHOWEN PENSIONER TO BE BURIED TODAY was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 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:CarndonaghkilledMaura Porterroad deaths
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Five Score In Double Figures To Lead Drake Over Texas State, 75-69
Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Story Links Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team held off a late charge by Texas State in a 75-69 win Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center.All five starters for Drake (2-1) finished in double figures led by senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) who recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) scored 15 points and Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) added 13 points. Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) and D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) each had 10 points. Drake led by as many as 19 points in the second half before Texas State (2-1) went on a 12-0 run and eventually cut the lead to as few as two points. However, the Bulldogs shot 55.1 percent on the afternoon and made just enough plays down the stretch to prevail with the victory.”We got a little careless with the basketball and allowed them to crawl back into it,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “To close the game out, I thought we made some incredibly tough plays and from a program standpoint your build off those toughness type plays.” Live Stats 1350 ESPN WAC DN Listen Live Watch Live Preview at UMKC 11/21/2018 – 6 p.m. Box Score (PDF) After Drake scored the first five points of the second half, Texas State put together a 12-0 run to cut the lead to seven with 14:42 remaining. Neither team was able to go on much of a run, and with 6:41 remaining the Bulldogs still led 63-57.Texas State went on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to two, but an Ellingson three lit a fire under the Bulldogs and their fans which gave them some much-needed momentum down the stretch to keep the Bobcats at bay, despite Drake committing 22 turnovers. “Their ability to withstand multiple runs and come away with a win was really good,” DeVries said of his team. “We knew who Texas State was, and we knew it would be a gritty, tough basketball game.”With 57 seconds remaining Texas State called a timeout after pulling within two points at 70-68. On the other end of the court, McGlynn made a layup through contact and converted the and-one to give Drake a five-point cushion at 73-68.Trying to stay in the game, Texas State missed a pair of three-pointers but were able to get the offensive rebound both times. On the second rebound foul allowed the Bobcats to pull within four points on a free-throw, but Drake countered with two free throws of its own in the waning seconds for the final 75-69 advantage. Following Saturday’s game, Drake travels to Kansas City, Mo., to face UMKC Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk HSE accused of excluding Church of Ireland from hospital plans
The Rev. Adam Pullen, Church of Ireland Rector in Stranorlar has expressed shock and dismay on behalf of his community that the HSE has excluded their Church for services in their new plan for the Community Hospital in Stranorlar.Rev. Pullens understands their Church is to be converted into a dayroom and they are being left with no facilities whatever for prayer and worship in the hospital.Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher said he’s contacted the HSE to have the plan changed. He said it was disgraceful to think that any plan could literally eliminate a sacred place used extensively by the Church of Ireland and other religions.He’s contacted Rev, Pullens to express his regret and that of the Donegal constituency as news of the decision emerged.It is understood the plans for the new hospital will see beds cut from 78 to 64: that’s according to Fr. John Joe Duffy. He says the new plan is for minimum upgrading to meet the immediate demands of HIQA standards on health and safety and does not offer any permanency for future years.Rev. Pullen said the fact is that some 20% of the residents in the Stranorlar represent many faiths other than the Catholic ethos. He said his congregation is shocked, angered and dismayed that the HSE has gone ahead with the new plan without any contact whatever with their religious community. He said their church in the hospital must be saved and a historic window donated by the late Lady Hynes preserved. “Insofar as I can see the plan is to put a door in place of this window and that is not acceptable and we are appealing for public support to ensure our ethos is best served in keeping our church in the Stranorlar Nursing unit open, he added.This view his shared by Fr. Duffy who said that while the Catholic church in the hospital was substantially reduced in size, that had been agreed with the relevantFr. Duffy said: “I’m deeply hurt and shocked that a new plan has emerged that puts an end to the Church of Ireland chapel in St. Joseph’s and I am calling for public support right across the divide to ensure that does not happen.“I’m also dismayed that with 20% of a non-Catholic resident population in St. Joseph’s that the HSE or the Dept of Health would want to ignore or stop their services at the community hospital. The local clergy and rectors are regular visitors there and Rev. Adam Pullans lead hymn-alongs on a very regular basis.“We must unite in our resolve to ensure that all faiths are fairly and equally treated and I’m hoping the relevant authorities will realise their error and immediately put new plans in place to retain the Church of Ireland in St. Joseph’s.”HSE accused of excluding Church of Ireland from hospital plans was last modified: August 31st, 2017 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:donegalFr John Joe DuffyHSE
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Can 49ers channel Candlestick, defeat Seahawks Russell Wilson?
SANTA CLARA – Nick Mullens is 2-1 at Levi’s Stadium, and that qualifies as a beacon of hope.The 49ers will need their quarterback’s moxie and magic Sunday – and so much more, from so many others — to end a 10-game losing streak to the Seattle Seahawks.That said, no quarterback has thrived at Levi’s Stadium like the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. He’s 4-0 there since the 49ers’ migration south from Candlestick Park.“It’s definitely a different venue in terms of where they play now,” Wilson told …
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk GIVEAWAY! Win a Canon 6D Professional DSLR Camera
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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Client Feedback is Key to Creative Success
An important discipline after a feedback session is to summarize in writing what the changes are, how you are planning on addressing them and what time and budget considerations outside of the original brief and scope of work they might involve. This lets the client get a reality check on whether they really do want to spend a further 50% of the original budget doing a re-shoot of the ending. I’ve been there – it was fine for me, I got paid twice!One last thought about the importance of not sitting at the editing controls with the client. It can be tempting for a client to simply control the changes as they happen. Questions that start with ”Can you do X” often have an answer of ”Yes I could… but.”. In our eagerness to please we can start doing rash things, simply because we’re sitting in the driving seat and we know how to do it. I think a better way is to watch an exported film in a different space and have an in-depth discussion about what needs to be addressed. This helps to solidify your position as a co-collaborator rather than a button monkey.If you’re at the final hurdles of a project, you may want to consider sitting together at the editing controls at this point. If you just need to implement the fine grain last tweaks and adjustments you can get their approval then and there. But this should be strictly reserved for the tail end of a project.If you’re having to work in partnership with any of their internal communication or marketing people, then sitting in their office making changes with them is sometimes the fastest, most efficient way to get the job done. Managing a client feedback session can be a make or break scenario. Getting it right will save you a lot of time, effort and anguish and can hopefully help to build your business too.Client feedback sessions are an integral part of any creative project and are especially useful for video editors. Knowing how to make the most of the time, the questions and your answers, is an important skill to develop. Striking the right balance of being able to says ‘yes we can do that’ and ‘no – there isn’t time, budget or sense to do that’ is crucial to keeping everyone involved satisfied. Here are a few suggestions for video editors that might help keep the project on track in your next client feedback session.We’re All in This TogetherOne of the most important things to do is to get all the stake holders in the same room at the same time. Anyone who is going to have a deciding vote in what changes are made, whether it is approved and what really matters needs to be there. Preferably other hangers on and interested parties can be kept out. This is helpful for a couple of reasons: The most vocal people will often speak up first. If you dive straight in to answering their points you might miss out on the balancing effect of the other stakeholders. What is a giant issue to one person, might be a minor point to another. By having them all in the same room at the same time you can let their own debate work itself out. This will hopefully mean that only the truly important and widely held opinions will rise to the surface. How do you get so many busy and important people in the same room at the same time? Tell them that doing one feedback session is a lot more cost effective than doing several. Also it means that the changes can be made all at once rather than incrementally…which should hopefully save time too.BUT what usually happens is that the client also has a a client. You might be working with the head of a division, but if the CEO has to sign off as well then real problems can arise when your client is happy but the CEO hates something major. By finding out who the ultimate sign off comes from, you can try to feed them into the process at an earlier stage rather than waiting for some unfortunate surprises at the last minute. Or if you can’t make this happen, schedule and budget in a ‘final round of changes from the top’, so that everyone is aware this might happen and its accounted for. The Right Kind of QuestionsThe kind of questions that you ask in a feedback session, the precise wording you use, can be extremely influential in eliciting the kind of answers you’re going to get. Personally I’d always try to frame things in a positive manner rather than the negative, and keep the questions as open ended as possible. For example ”How do you feel the film is working?” is much better than ”Is there anything you feel isn’t working right now?” Often people will pick up on something just to have something to say! Asking ”Is there anything you feel we need to change?” is better than “Do you like the music/graphics/grade/pace/etc?”Ultimately there will be things that people don’t like or feel needs to change. That’s the point of the session of course! However, when a problem is raised, make sure to ask a few specific and probing questions to inform the diagnosis. Vague answers like ”It feels a bit slow or a bit serious” won’t give you a specific task to accomplish. Try to get specifics about the problem and ask them to suggest what they think might help solve it, or what they would rather see. This will help you get to the bottom of their issue from the point of view of a potential solution.The Buck Stops Where?Now every client idea isn’t going to be a winner (neither are yours) but by offering a bit of ”loyal opposition” you can push back on the weakest of their ideas and also strengthen them by building upon them with your own ideas. Loyal opposition means fighting for the best possible version of the film that will serve their needs, not yours. Creatives can easily get caught up in protecting ‘my art’ rather than building ‘our project’ or in fact, ‘your project’. Investing our creative time, energy and abilities leads to ownership of a project, but its not ultimately ours to own. Offer loyal opposition but ultimately work in service to their goals. (Image from glsims99 on Flickr)