Versatile Cistron Bids For Third Consecutive Win In Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes

first_imgVERSATILE CISTRON BIDS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2020)–A head shy of seeking his fifth consecutive win, Hronis Racing’s versatile Cistron bids for his third straight as he heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by John Sadler, Cistron comes off a solid head victory over the course on March 21 and he appears at the peak of his powers at age six.Texas Wedge, trained by Peter Miller, is also seeking his third straight win and along with Doug O’Neill’s Wildman Jack and the Ron Ellis-trained Blameitonthelaw, the contention in Saturday’s Daytona runs deep.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes on dirt two starts back on July 27, he then took the Grade III San Simeon Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf here March 21–earning back to back 100 Beyer Speed figures.  If this 6-year-old full horse by The Factor runs back to his San Simeon, he’ll be plenty tough under regular rider Victor Espinoza.TEXAS WEDGEOwner:  Altimira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, LLC, STD Racing Stable & A. MillerTrainer:  Doug O’NeillA winner two starts back of the Grade II Joe Hernandez Stakes over the course on Jan. 1, this 5-year-old Colonel John gelding then took an ungraded five furlong stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.  Based at San Luis Rey Downs, he’s won three out of his last four starts and four of his six lifetime wins have come on grass.  With an overall mark of 14-6-3-2, he’ll be ridden for the third consecutive time by Flavien Prat.WILDMAN JACKOwner:  W C Racing, Inc.Trainer: Doug O’NeillA lightly raced 4-year-old homebred gelding by O’Neill’s 2012 Kentucky Derby winner Goldencents, he returns from Dubai following a 4 ¾ length win in a Group III turf sprint contested at six furlongs.  With all seven of his career starts coming in turf sprints, Wildman Jack, who has three wins, has been off the board only once.  Fleet of foot early, he’ll be ridden for the first time by Mike Smith on Saturday.THE GRADE III DAYTONA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9   Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTSparky Ville–Geovanni Franco–122Stubbins–Umberto Rispoli–122Murad Khan–Abel Cedillo–120Blameitonthelaw–Drayden Van Dyke–120Cistron–Victor Espinoza–124Wildman Jack–Mike Smith–124Texas Wedge–Flavien Prat–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Although there is no public admittance, wagering on all Santa Anita races is available via 1stBet.com or through Xpressbet.com.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Adamson flaunts depth in close win over UST

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Falcons fend off Tigers for 3-0 start“My bench players proved that they are capable of stepping up,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “In case you didn’t know, Papi is not 100 percent. He just played through sickness. Same thing with Sean, he’s not 100 percent his foot is bothering him.”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 Chriss“But in spite of them having a bad night because of various illness and injury, I think this is a one game we were able to prove to ourselves that if we just play as a team, hold down the opponent, I think we can survive any game.”Jerrick Ahanmisi, who has emerged as the early MVP favorite, continued his torrid play with 20 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to power Adamson. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 But despite Ahanmisi’s brilliance, it took a collective effort to fend off the much-improved Growling Tigers with Vince Magbuho posting 15 points and four steals, Jonathan Espeleta scoring 12 and Camacho and Bernardo combining for 16 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and three blocks. “I think it was a good test for us to show how well we play as a team down the stretch even though, we have some players that weren’t a hundred percent,” Ahanmisi said.Adamson hiked its record to 3-0 but Pumaren knows the Falcons cannot afford to let their guards down with the rest of the league extra motivated to take them down following their stunning win over Ateneo in their season-opener last September 9.“Like what I’ve been stressing to my players, after beating the defending champs, I don’t think there’s gonna be an easy game for us,” Pumaren said. “Everybody will test us, everybody will see if we can handle the pressure. I guess we just have to prepare.”“We’re successful at this stage and we’re playing well because we play as one unit. I think the only way for us to be successful this year is to continue what we’re doing. We just have to stay the course, stay within the system, our program because no individual player can win us games, it’s gonna be team effort to beat the other teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven with two of its stars Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti not in top form, Adamson showed it could still get it done by playing as a team.The Falcons got contributions from across the board with Simon Camacho and Kristian Bernardo along with several others making the most of their extended playing time in a 79-71 win over University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Falcons fend off Tigers for 3-0 start Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Westbrook, Beverley clash as Thunder roll

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, drives around Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley aren’t done yet with their long-running feud.Westbrook scored 32 points and had another run-in with Beverley during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “I have no comment on it,” Westbrook said. “I just know that we won.”Beverley felt like he did nothing wrong, and said his reputation plays a role in the calls he gets.“I feel like I went for a loose ball,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I went for a loose ball and the ref looked at it on tape and felt like it was a flagrant, and I’ve got to accept it.”Westbrook was animated throughout the game. On several occasions, he pretended to rock a baby to sleep. Though Westbrook and his wife have twin girls on the way, it turns out the motion wasn’t about them.“Yeah, you got little kids,” Westbrook said. “You got to put them to sleep. You got little kids on you, that’s what happens. Little guards.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Paul George had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Steven Adams had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Dennis Schroder added 15 points for the Thunder. Oklahoma City won its second straight after four losses to start the season.Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers with 27 points, but he scored just four in the second half. Lou Williams scored 17 points and Tobias Harris added 15 for Los Angeles.The Clippers shot 55 percent in the first half to take a 67-54 lead.The Thunder opened the second half on an 8-2 run to trim the Clippers’ lead to 69-62 before a timeout. Oklahoma City continued the surge, and a 3-pointer by Jerami Grant finally gave the Thunder a 70-69 lead. Oklahoma City extended the run to 23-2 and took a 77-69 lead.The Thunder led 93-77 at the end of the third quarter. They shot 70 from the field in the period while holding Los Angeles to 24 percent shooting.TIP-INSClippers: Defeated the Thunder 108-92 on Nov. 19. … Gallinari was called for a technical in the first quarter, and Marcin Gortat and Avery Bradley were called for techs in the second quarter. … Mike Scott hit a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer.Thunder: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, native Kristin Chenoweth sang the national anthem. She won a Tony Award in 1999 and an Emmy in 2009. … Thunder coach Billy Donovan was called for a technical in the first quarter.THUNDER THREESOklahoma City had its best 3-point shooting game of the season, making 9 of 17 after entering the night with the worst percentage in the league. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img “As long as we defend and score and put the ball in the basket, I don’t care if it’s two or three, it don’t really matter,” Westbrook said. “That’s for y’all and the analytics teams and all that.”QUOTABLEPaul George on Westbrook: “Russ don’t really like nobody. He’s that fiery no matter who’s matched up against him. It just doesn’t make it any better if it’s Pat out there.”UP NEXTClippers are at the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.Thunder are at the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard continues hot streak as Raptors thump 76ers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Thunder outscored the Clippers 39-10 in the third quarter, and Westbrook and Beverley provided the only drama in the fourth. Beverley dove at a dribbling Westbrook and made contact just above Westbrook’s left knee, and both were issued technicals after jawing in front of the benches. Police officers stepped onto the court to help keep the teams separated. Upon review, Beverley’s foul was ruled a flagrant 1.There’s plenty of history between the two. Westbrook tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee during the playoffs in 2013 when Beverley, then playing for the Houston Rockets, lunged for the ball as Westbrook prepared to call timeout. Westbrook missed the rest of the playoffs and part of the next season. In March 2014, the first time the two played again, Beverley swiped the ball away from Westbrook after a timeout and drew a technical, and Beverley and Westbrook had to be separated.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 ChrissWestbrook has had a history of knee problems. He had a procedure on his right knee that cost him the preseason and the first two games of the regular season.He didn’t directly address Beverley’s action on Tuesday. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold

first_imgCarpio 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 Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Vault during day nine of the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Dome on November 2, 2018 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)DOHA, Qatar — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more.ADVERTISEMENT The decision helped Biles boost her gold medal total at the world championships to 13, the most every by any gymnast. She will have a chance to add to her medal total when the meet wraps up on Saturday. Biles will compete in both the balance beam final and the floor exercise final. If she medals on both — as she did at the 2016 Olympics — the 21-year-old will tie the all-time mark for career medals at the world championships with 20.Not bad considering she is dealing with a kidney stone that sent her to the emergency room on the eve of qualifying. Biles said the pain is manageable and she was more focused on simply trying to make up for her so-so all-around.“I really wanted to come out here and redeem myself and I think I did that tonight,” Biles said.Men’s all-around champion Artur Dalaloyan added gold on floor exercise, his score of 14.900 allowed him to slip past Japan’s Kenzo Shirai. Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines was third, just ahead of American Yul Moldauer in fourth.China’s Xiao Ruoteng, who lost gold in the all-around on a tiebreaker, won gold on pommel horse on a tiebreaker. Xiao and Max Whitlock of Britain both finished with a score of 15.166 but Xiao claimed gold because his execution score was higher than Whitlock’s. Lee Chih-Kai of Taiwan won the bronze, the first world championship medal for Taiwan in a quarter century. American Sam Mikulak was fourth.Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias captured gold on still rings with a score of 15.366. Brazil’s Arthur Zanetti took silver with Marco Lodadio of Italy claiming bronze.The men finish up the meet with finals on vault, parallel bars and high bar on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not that Biles — who expressed frustration after a sloppy (by her standards) performance while winning a record fourth all-around title on Thursday — was complaining after finishing runner-up to Derwael. She became the first American woman to earn a world championship medal on all four events, and the way she’s focused on upping her degree of difficulty on bars is a testament to the way her approach has matured over the years.″(Before) to even work and put that much effort into bars, I would have probably been like ‘No, No thank you,’” Biles said. “I really put the work and the effort to bring up that event to the level with the other (events).”Events like vault, where Biles has long been among the best in the world. She easily captured gold even though she opted not to perform her new signature vault after she fell while trying to land in during the all-around final. She chose two slightly safer vaults instead, and her average of 15.366 was nearly a full point ahead of silver medalist Shallon Olsen of Canada and bronze medalist Alexa Moreno of Mexico.Biles wanted to do her new vault — which she drilled in both qualifying and the team final and will be named after her when the code of points is updated — but Landi talked her out of it.“He said, ‘You know what? You can’t change what happened yesterday,’” Biles said. ”’I know you really want to get out there and do that vault but you can’t change what happened yesterday and you’ve been successful at that vault while in training and on podium. So just go out there and do (another vault instead).”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES For years Biles viewed bars with a mixture of skepticism and scorn. There was a point in time she admits she would have been OK with taking a “chainsaw” to every bars set in the country.Those days are over. Helped in part by the influence of new head coach Laurent Landi, Biles now considers the event a challenge more than a chore. Maybe that’s why the smile on the podium during the medal ceremony after she came in second to Belgium’s Nina Derwael was so wide.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 Chriss“I’ve come a long way,” Biles said.It certainly showed. Biles put together a score of 14.7 to edge Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz for silver. Belgium’s Nina Derwael won the first ever gold medal for her country at worlds when the judges awarded her daring and intricate set with a score of 15.2. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Djokovic and Federer win to set up Paris Masters semifinal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Misery-filled life that sugar workers, their families now face

first_imgDear Editor,On October 15, in a section of the media, the attention of the GAWU was drawn to a report which stated that Vice President, Minister of Public Security, and Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, in his address to a meeting in New Amsterdam on October 13, among other things, spoke to the sugar industry.Based on the report, the public meeting, described as the launching of the AFC’s LGE 2018 campaign, attracted some 30 persons, and we gathered that the Vice President told those in attendance “…good governments, when confronted with hard decisions, make them while considering the betterment of the entire country, not just one sector…”.We ask what betterment has the so-called “hard decisions” brought about? It is putting people out from paying jobs on to the breadline? Is it denying persons adequate and healthy meals? Is it preventing people from being able to pay their bills? Is it to curtail the education of children? Is it increased anti-social behaviour? Is it family breakups and separation?We are at a loss to find this “betterment” the AFC Chairman refers to. It seems more like increased impoverishment to us. We recall that the Minister has several foot-in-the-mouth episodes to his credit, and this seems to add to an ever-expanding list of such occurrences.The Vice President, referring to the Treasury’s assistance to the sugar industry, told his audience “…wah you go take all the money from the Treasury now and just give one section”? We wish to remind the Minister that in the life of the APNU/AFC Government, allocations to sugar represented 3.98 per cent of the $968 billion that have been approved for spending across the four (4) budgets of the Coalition Government. Certainly, when one looks at the tens of thousands of Guyanese who depend on the sugar industry; or the services the industry provided to the nation, which the Finance Minister lamented in his letter to the media last week that the State must now foot; or the economic activity generated by the industry; or the foreign exchange the industry garnered; the loss of thousands of workers’ contributions to the NIS and the GRA, apart from the other social factors, the Treasury’s investment was more than worthwhile.So, while Minister Ramjattan wants to pat himself on the back for a job well done, and offer quicksand-like defences for the Government’s callous approach to the sugar industry, there has been, as far as we see, no credible reason or any justification for the misery-filled life that the workers and their families now face.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

A crematorium of standard and beauty located in Berbice

first_imgthe decision to have loved ones cremated, as compared to buried, has increased drastically over the years. However, since not many crematoriums of standard are available, residents all over Guyana have opted to use “make-shift” cremation sites, often an inconvenience to persons.This was the case with the residents of Berbice, and the militating reason behind the genesis of Blairmont Crematorium and Memorial Gardens, located at the Blairmont Estate on West Bank Berbice.This crematorium was operationalized in June of 2013 and has since become the crown jewel for the residents of Berbice to conduct dignified funerals. The site has become very successful and is popularly described as a place which is “available to people of all races and religions without discrimination, as it reflects on a Guyanese Culture.”Registered as an official association under the laws of Guyana, this publicly funded development project has been under the management of the Blairmont Crematorium & Memorial Garden Society, currently headed by Nowrang Persaud. Persaud is a retired official of the United Nations, former director of Guyana Sugar Corporation and the Demerara Distillers Limited respectively.Built on one acre of land cleared, filled, fenced and raised to prevent flooding, the crematorium facilitates a beautiful and flourishing garden atmosphere as it serves as a constant reminder to everyone of the connection between life and death. With the intention to provide shade, 40 trees were planted, which have now grown to serve the purpose.Within the gorgeous scenery sits two funeral pyres situated in front of a pavilion with capacity to seat 200 under shaded accommodation. Attached to this structure are male and female washrooms, a centre that provides refreshments, a prayer room as well as a memorial hall.The Memorial Hall within this crematorium brings about not only a sense of modernization but a touch of uniqueness since its features allow persons the freedom to display photographs, or other memorabilia of their deceased loved ones, leaving permanent tokens which can be revisited by family and friends at any time, especially on the anniversaries of the departed and even on special occasions.The Blairmont Crematorium and Memorial Garden was created with financial contributions from the generosity of Guyanese locally and from the diaspora.Additional plans consist of the development of a spacious parking area, which would allow the Access Road to the Blairmont Estate to be cleared, as it is usually blocked in the event of large funerals. With this would come the need to fence the parking area, to keep out roaming animals, along with a better access bridge and gate.Possible installations of concrete benches/flooring under the trees are in the works, as well as an extended roofing of the pavilion.With the generous material and financial support received so far management of the Memorial Garden has succeeded in providing care and comfort for grieving families and friends, including overseas patrons.The estimated cost to complete the future plans adds up to approximately $1 million.The publicly funded organisation will accept financial aid from anyone interested in providing a donation towards the completion of this integral project.After this final round of works are completed the Memorial Garden would be able to operate self-sufficiently from fees collected for use of the facility.Anyone wishing to visit the site, use the facilities, offer any form of donation can contact the caretaker on site (Amir Baksh at 652-4500) or the Manager (Pamela Harriparshad at 621-5000) or Nowrang Persaud at 615-9802 or via e-mail at nowrangp@yahoo.comlast_img read more

Mourinho praises ‘amazing’ Chelsea but demands ruthless edge

first_imgJose Mourinho wants his Chelsea players to be more ruthless despite seeing them surge seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.The Blues maintained their formidable start to the campaign as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against West Brom, with goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, while Claudio Yacob’s sending off effectively ended the contest inside 30 minutes.Mourinho hailed the first half performance from his team as ‘amazing’ but insists Chelsea, still yet to be beaten this season, can improve.He said: “At half-time it should be four or five nil is the reality. With us this happens so, so many times.“We need to improve and we need to bring other dimensions to our game. One of these dimensions is to be more critical and score more goals.”A leading bookmaker has already paid out on Chelsea winning the title after their fine start to the season.Mourinho admits he is delighted with the way his side have been performing, but is keen to stress he is not getting carried away.The Portuguese boss continued: “The reality is we are getting the results we deserved because we are playing really well. The moment we stop playing the football we are playing, we are going to have problems with results.“It is never easy. Our results have been 2-1, 2-0, 1-0, 1-1 – we don’t have easy matches.“Easy matches I had when I was in Madrid, where it was 5-1, 6-1, 4-1, 6-2. Here, even today playing against ten men, you have a 2-0 result until the end of the game, so nothing is easy.”last_img read more

Address highlights Pico Rivera’s progress, plans

first_imgPICO RIVERA – In his first State of the City address Thursday evening, new City Manager Chuck Fuentes said the city has come a long way but as it approaches its 50th birthday there is still much to improve upon. Fuentes spoke to about 150 members of the business community, teachers, seniors and representatives of youth and Neighborhood Watch groups gathered at the Pico Park Community Center for his address titled A New Agenda for Progress. “I am honored for the opportunity to be part of shaping the city’s future and tonight we will focus on that future while heeding the lessons learned from the past,” he said. Most important and what he described as the best project in the new agenda is a sweeping proposal for a new public library and park expansion in the heart of the city. With the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and support of the City Council, the city is well on its way to building a new 24,000-square-foot library with multiple computer stations, homework study centers, child care center, community meeting rooms and more, he said. Part of the project includes expanding Smith Park to include the current library site and provide new fields for baseball and soccer. Molina has already committed $8 million to the project and is working to obtain more funds for the library that would cost about $18 million, he added. He also also touched on the status of the long-awaited Passons Boulevard Grade Separation Project. At this time, 75 percent of the funding for the project is in place. To get more funding he hasassigned Michelle Ramirez, an experienced senior manager, to securing grant money, he said. In all it will take $43 million to construct the underpass, he said. Fuentes also took time to address the gang crime and graffiti that plague the city. “Next month I will present to the City Council a plan to enhance our sheriff’s contract to provide specific gang suppression, graffiti abatement and park patrol,” he said. “Working closely with our new Captain Mike Rothans, we expect that all these new programs will add a significant arsenal to our war against crimes. “And it’s a war that we fully intend to win.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA CLUB MEMBER CROWNED DONEGAL REFEREE OF THE YEAR

first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA NewsLotto resultsNo jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 01,02,04,07,16. Bonus 19. €100 Liam Blaney, Ballina, €50 winner Colin McAteer, Shannagh. Next week’s jackpot €4,200. Gaeil Fhánada Last Man StandingThe winner of the Last Man Standing is Malachy O’Doherty, Doaghbeg .Well done Malachy and thanks to everyone who entered this very successful competition.Donegal Referee Of The Year 2014COMHGHAIRDEAS MÓR chuig reiteoir Gaeil Fhánada Marc Ó Dorraidhin – big congratulations to our club referee Mark Dorrian on being selected as Donegal Referee of the Year. Mark received his award at the Donegal GAA Banquet in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town last Saturday night. Well done Mark from all at the club, we’re all proud of you! Keep up the good work!  GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA CLUB MEMBER CROWNED DONEGAL REFEREE OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will spend pre-season with Villarreal

first_img1 Santi Cazorla will spend pre-season with former club Villarreal in a bid to regain full fitness following his Achilles operation, the LaLiga outfit have announced.The 33-year-old former Spain international is a free agent after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season.Cazorla came up through the youth ranks at Villarreal and made 241 first-team appearances for the club before moving to Malaga in 2011, and then onto the Gunners a year later.A Villarreal statement read: “Santi Cazorla returns home.“The Asturian player will take part in pre-season with the Villarreal first team (July 9) with the objective of recovering from an Achilles tendon operation in his right leg, which he had last November 28.” Cazorla left Arsenal at the end of last season when his contract expired last_img read more