Statement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing Indictments

first_imgContacts:Tiffani Steer, tiffani.steer@stronachgroup.comDave Joseph, david.joseph@gulfstreampark.comStatement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing IndictmentsHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Training Center, complied fully with the search warrants that were executed by federal authorities this morning. The warrants issued were specific only to the barns and stalls that were occupied by the individuals charged today.The Stronach Group is not included in the charges.The Stronach Group is committed to achieving the highest level of horse care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing. We are at the forefront of industry leading reforms to protect the integrity of our sport and have instituted processes and protocols that have led to nationwide medication reform and increased transparency and accountability. There is no room in our sport for anyone who does not prioritize the health and well-being of horses and riders.As this matter is under federal investigation we will not be commenting further at this time.last_img read more

Brahim is reluctant to leave

first_imgDespite the situation, Zidane has been strict when asked about Brahim and Mariano’s actions (This, in the Spanish Super Cup played in Arabia) changed their thinking about them. “Glad what he has done. He has given us the goal and the victory. As I always say, here are all the players and when they play they try to do it well. Everyone knows their situation. If there is any change we will see it until 31, but I am happy with the players I have and what they are doing, “he replied in Las Pistas after the victory over Unionists. That “everyone knows their situation” says it all.Enough reasons for discouragement in Brahim, which nevertheless resists going out and in Salamanca he went from words to deeds: he shot three times, two of them on goal, scored a goal (1-3) and before there was caused 1-2 with a shot that Gongora, in his attempt to get the ball, became so white. He was successful with the ball (19 good passes of 21), although not very busy in defense (only one recovery, ten losses).There are eight days of winter transfer market and in Madrid they hope that Brahim reconsiders and considers an exit in the form of assignment until June to continue his training, at only 20 years. But the Malaga resists and in Salamanca he did it with an outstanding performance with which he asks, shouting, more minutes. Brahim barely accumulates 77 minutes this course, distributed in five games; In Salamanca, Zidane pulled him to replace the newly injured Bale and the Malaga enjoyed his best occasion of the season: 37 minutes to demonstrate, in the middle of the winter market, that it deserves a place in the white workforce. Real Madrid is looking for accommodation in the face of the few opportunities it has available and there are several teams that have asked for it; Getafe made it public, in the mouth of its president, Angel Torres. The visit of Real Madrid to the humble Unionistas, one of the last redoubts of popular football, did not leave too many conclusions in white code: Bale scored (finally) and was injured (once again); Areola showed rigor in the goal, showed that if Courtois is missing there is a goalkeeper; and above all, Brahim made his plea to stay at Real Madrid although Zidane has shown him the exit door again and again (he has been out of 22 of 29 calls, in two of them due to injury).last_img read more

The Sadar will touch the full despite being half a day of the club

first_imgA few days ago Osasuna announced that the match against Real Madrid would be half a day of the club, so that everyone who wants to witness the game against the whites, had to go through the box office. Some partners have understood that the Osasuna board of directors makes a decision and others do not, but practically all of them, a total of 15,342, have gone through the box office to get their ticket. Their prices ranged from 10 to 30 euros., depending on the location. On Friday afternoon and yesterday morning, members and supporters were able to get tickets for companion, at the price of 90 euros.To who this decision has not sat well it is to Indar Gorri and issued a statement announcing: “Whatever the result of Sunday, the match against Madrid is lost. After months preparing this date in a special way, our hell, we have to give up this game. The Board of Directors, for no economic reason, decides to implant the club half-day to those members whose mouths are filled and boast, to those faithful to El Sadar to those who without demanding anything in return make our field a unique field. That is and will be, whoever is above, our little heritage, our songs, drums and flags, something that no economy can buy or stipulate in 10, 30 or 50 euros. Because we are Vips of our grandstand although we are none. The assembly of Indar Gorri has decided to buy tickets for the match, we have not done it for the players, or because in our subscription we are required to encourage, much less for the JD (Board of Directors).It will be our partners and supporters who decide if they want to enter the field. After creating this bad atmosphere it will be difficult to turn on hell again, as we have already said the game you have already lost it “last_img read more

Halliman looks to instill discipline at KTHS

first_imgLebert Halliman will be the Manning Cup football head coach at Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) next season. “Yes, this is definitely so,” Halliman confirmed to The Gleaner. “I will be taking over the reins as football coach at Kingston Technical High School as next year is their big anniversary celebration and I am hoping I can give them a gift for that,” he added. Halliman was asked why he never coached his alma mater this season. “At Excelsior (High), if you are working and you resign your job, your boss would want to know why, but this was not the case. I tendered my resignation because of certain things and they have not asked any questions. “I was going through some internal difficulties there and I think they really wanted me to go, so not hearing from them, I had to make my own decision,” explained Halliman, who is ‘ready’ to start working at KTHS. “It is a challenge,” he said. “They (KTHS) have a rich tradition in sports, but in the last 20 years they have not been doing so well, and I think it will be a challenge for me as there is a lot of inner-city youth, male and female, who need help and I think I can contribute in that area and also ensure that Kingston Technical can assist me in that area,” he continued. Halliman was asked about his immediate goals. “I have seen the team play and there is talent there, but at the same time, there is a lot of indiscipline among the players and I think they need to get organised and have that sense of wanting to represent the school. I do not think they know about the history of the school, and this is why they behave like that,” said Halliman. The coach said he had been in discussions about the job for some time. “It has been a long journey, as we have been in discussions for the past few months, and the alumni and the Kingston Technical family really wanted me to return. So I think you should take the opportunity where people want you to come and support them,” he reasoned. “If you plan to work hard and you are getting the support, your job will become easy. It was the same thing at Excelsior, they were nowhere around, as they were at the foot of the table. And in the 12 years I have served them they have done well, as we won our zone, won Manning and Walker Cup along with Colts Under-16 more than once, and it is just to take on a new challenge and work,” he said. Asked if he had any regrets leaving Excelsior, Halliman said: “Every past student wants to contribute to their old school and I think I have done enough there, but the way I left it was not the fitting way. But that is now water under the bridge.”last_img read more

Gold miner charged for ganja possession

first_imgGold miner Richard Simon of Lot 111 Fourth Avenue, Bartica (Region 7: Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Friday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a cannabis possession charge alleging that on August 9, 2018, while at the Bartica Police Station, he had in his possession 61.2 grams of cannabis.Represented by defence attorney Adrian Thompson, the 27-year-old Simon denied the charge, and Thompson, in a bail application, told the court that his client has no knowledge of any other matter, previous or pending, before the court.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, after a search was carried out on Simon’s person, the illegal substance was found, and he admitted to the offence and told officers that he uses the herb for medical purposes.Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to Simon being placed on bail, telling the court that the father of two had previously been arraigned on another charge of a similar nature.The miner was nevertheless released on $100,000 mail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who ordered Simon to report to the Bartica Police Station every Friday until completion of the matter.The case will continue on August 30.last_img read more

National Chess Champion withdraws from World Olympiad

first_imgGuyana’s National Chess Champion Wendell Meusa has announced his withdrawal from Guyana’s 10-member team scheduled to participate in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad to be held in Batumi, Georgia.Tight-lipped about the reason for his decision, the champion has issued a statement which reads, “Due to personal problems and problems with the GuyanaWendell MeusaChess Federation, I have decided to pull myself out of the National Team that will be departing for the 43rd World Chess Olympiad. My family and my integrity (mean) more to me, so I’ve decided to do this. I will be having an interview with the press tomorrow to enlighten the general public more about the reasons for my decision. I deeply apologise for any inconvenience I may have caused, and would like to thank all those who have continuously stood by me through everything. My best wishes of success go with the team.”The nine remaining members of this team, consisting of 16-year-old Nellisha Johnson, 14-year-old Sasha Shariff, National Female Champion WFM Maria Varona Thomas, CM Sheriffa Ali, Attorney-at-law Yolander Persaud, Anthony Drayton, Taffin Khan, Loris Nathoo and Glenford Corlette, are scheduled to depart for Georgia today to participate in the international competition.The 43rd World Chess Olympiad will run concurrently with the FIDE Congress wherein the World Chess Federation would elect its new president.last_img read more

Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea: Kane’s able as Spurs saunter to victory

first_img Harry Kane in action for Tottenham 1 If this is what football is like in 2015 – we’re in for a treat!A Harry Kane inspired Tottenham came from behind to beat Chelsea 5-3 at White Hart Lane in New Year’s Day’s final Premier League fixture.Diego Costa gave Chelsea the lead after 18 minutes, the Spanish striker latched onto Oscar’s shot, after Eden Hazard had hit the post, and guided the ball into the back of the net.Spurs looked dejected after the goal but the home crowd were soon roused when Kane got the home side back into the match after 30 minutes. The 21-year-old’s rasping right-foot shot beat Thibaut Courtois in the Blues goal, as the White Hart Lane faithful burst into life.Danny Rose gave Spurs the lead when he smashed home Nacer Chadli’s re-bounded shot just before the half-time break, and things got even better just moments later.Gary Cahill clattered into the back of Harry Kane inside the box and referee Phil Dowd had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Andros Townsend stepped up to take the half-time score to 3-1.Kane started the second-half like he finished the first and notched up his second after 52 minutes. The youngster turning well inside the box and cooly slotting the ball past the Courtois to enhance the home side’s lead.Chelsea weren’t going to go down without a fight though and Hazard, who was superb throughout the encounter, smartly finished after 60 minutes took the score to 4-2.But Tottenham, and that man Kane, weren’t finished. He skilfully slide though Chadli who fired home to take the score to 5-2.John Terry scored a late consolation goal to make the scoreline look more respectable but, in truth, Spurs were fully deserving of their victory.The result sees Chelsea remain top of the Premier League table, but only alphabetically, from Manchester City, while Tottenham move up to fifth, above their north London rivals Arsenal.last_img read more

U.S. coach boots Solo from squad

first_imgSolo lashed out in an interview, saying Ryan made the “wrong decision” in dropping her in favor of veteran Briana Scurry against the quick and creative Brazilians. The 36-year-old Scurry was to face Norway (overnight PDT) in a game that precedes today’s 5 a.m. PDT final between defending champion Germany and Brazil. Ryan said Solo would not even attend the Norway game. The U.S. practiced Saturday without her, and officials said she remained in China, meaning she probably will return home with the team. “We have moved forward with 20 players who have stood by each other, who have battled for each other,” Ryan said. “And when the hard times came – and the Brazil game was a hard time – they stood strong.” Solo hadn’t allowed a goal for almost 300 minutes when she was benched. Ryan chose the smaller, quicker Scurry, who led the U.S. to its last World Cup title in 1999 and held off Brazil in the 2004 Olympic final. From news services The Women’s World Cup is taking on some edge for the United States, just as the Americans are getting ready to say goodbye. U.S. coach Greg Ryan tossed goalkeeper Hope Solo off the team for today’s (overnight PDT) third-place game against Norway at Shanghai, China. His decision, which has the support of the remaining 20 players, came after he benched Solo for Thursday’s semifinal in which Brazil routed the U.S., 4-0. Captain Kristine Lilly and striker Abby Wambach said Solo apologized at a team meeting. On her myspace page, Solo wrote that she didn’t intend to criticize Scurry. She maintained, however, that Ryan’s decision was wrong. Women’s World Cup final No women’s team has been able to successfully defend a World Cup or Olympic title. Never has a team looked as likely to do so as Germany. Its test comes today against Brazil in the final of the Women’s World Cup. From the time it won its opening game, 11-0, Germany was stamped as the team to beat. It enters the final as the highest-scoring team and has gone 529 minutes without allowing a World Cup goal. U.S. plans 2018 bid The United States remains firm with plans to bid for the 2018 men’s World Cup. Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, said the U.S. would stay as a candidate even if FIFA – the world governing body – elects by the end of the year to do away with its so-called rotation system. In MLS matches … D.C. United 4, Toronto FC 1: D.C. United extended its unbeaten streak to 11 matches with a rout of Toronto at Washington. Revolution 1, Rapids 0: Khano Smith scored in the 88th minute to lift New England past Colorado, which helps the Galaxy, at Foxborough, Mass. Red Bulls 2, Real Salt Lake 2: Juan Pablo Angel scored on a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining and New York secured rallied for a tie at East Rutherford, N.J.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

Man pleads not guilty to going after landlord with “Lord of the Rings” ax

first_img (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ The charges stem from a Tuesday night incident at a house in the 6200 block of Hoover Avenue. Police got a call about a landlord/tenant dispute and heard that a man was wielding a double-bladed ax inside the place. The landlord wasn’t injured and escaped, according to Whittier Police spokeswoman Diana Salazar. She said Romano, who rented a room at the place, had been drinking. Police also spotted a man lying on the floor but when they later forced entry, determined that the man was drunk. Romano had holed up in a room and was taken into custody without incident. WHITTIER – A Whittier man pleaded not guilty today to trying to attack his landlord with a 3-foot, 2-inch-long replica ax from the “Lord of the Rings” during a dispute. Whittier Police said Joseph Anthony Romano, 30, had been told to move out. Romano, dressed in a brown jail jumpsuit, was arraigned today at Whittier Superior Court on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and vandalism. Commissioner Loren DiFrank set Romano’s bail at $120,000. Romano will be back in court Dec. 27 for a preliminary hearing.last_img read more

Depp still nicest about autographs, magazine reports

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe magazine said editors compiled input from autograph-collecting judges based in Europe, New York and California. Matt Damon is second on the list, followed by George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Rosario Dawson, John Travolta, Katherine Heigl, Jay Leno, Dakota Fanning and Russell Crowe . Wait – Russell Crowe? The actor, who has a history of temper tantrums, ranked among the worst on last year’s list. Then he “started treating fans great: signing, taking pictures and chatting them up,” the magazine says, Will Ferrell is deemed the worst celebrity signer, followed by Tobey Maguire, Joaquin Phoenix, William Shatner, Renee Zellweger, John Malkovich, Julie Andrews, Bruce Willis, Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Want an autograph from Johnny Depp? Chances are, he’ll sign something for you – and not be a jerk about it. The 44-year-old actor is the most gracious celebrity – for the third year in a row – on Autograph magazine’s annual list of the 10 Best and 10 Worst Hollywood Signers. Depp is “`Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on film – and Johnny and the Signing Factory in person,” the magazine says. “Though soft-spoken and laid-back, he likes to talk to fans and get to know them while signing,” New York autograph dealer Anthony Risi explains in the December issue, now on newsstands. “He’ll sign more than one item when he has time, too.” last_img