STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

first_imgJoseph Talamo126 Aaron Gryder54 52% 23 2 38% 49% $1,318,904 Geovanni Franco175 11 11% 46 3rd 29% 41% $1,390,487 13% 7 $2,751,718 $1,086,386 $307,251 50% 20 2nd 34 26 6 $481,127 18 25% 42% 19% 27 13% 19 15 14% 58% Trainer                             Sts1st2nd3rdWin%In$%Money Won 9 14% Vladimir Cerin49 20 13 Assael Espinoza113 32% Bob Baffert62 33% 7 17% Rafael Bejarano133 8 9 18 49% $482,030 46% 9 21 20 6 8 35% Ruben Fuentes84 17 16 50% $467,489 59% $784,428 11 $395,527 (Current Through Sunday, March 3) William Spawr22 16 19% $587,067 34 23 ITM%         Money Won 22 8 13 16% Heriberto Figueroa168 17% 13 Drayden Van Dyke131 Mike Smith69 12% 57% 51% 41% 18% 11 $1,053,077 RETIRED HORSES FLOURISH AT CARMA SHOW 45% 16 Peter Eurton44 15% 13 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Improbable galloping (Baffert) -3-27-19Pricing works 4 furlongs (Proctor) -3-27-19Rye works 5 furlongs (Morey) -3-27-19Big Cap Memories:  Gary Stevens reminisces on his 1990 Santa Anita Handicap victory aboard RuhlmannBig Cap Memories:  Frank Mirahmadi describes Farma Way’s win in the 1991 Santa Anita HandicapBig Cap Memories:  Tim Yakteen describes Sir Beaufort’s thrilling victory in the 1993 Santa Anita HandicapGame Winner (Inside) in company with  Dr.Dorr work 4 furlongs (Baffert) -3-26-19Roadster works 6 furlongs (Baffert) -3-26-19Dream Tree works 5 furlongs (Baffert) -3-26-19Bellafina works 5 furlongs (Callaghan) -3-24-19 17% 13% 18% 2 $329,972 $493,848 John Sadler72 67% 12 20 Kent Desormeaux90 Steve Knapp49 Peter Miller103 10 9 37% 52% Agapito Delgadillo56 William E. Morey56 45% 3 Flavien Prat176 $694,744 $974,970 13 $1,056,800 4 Tyler Baze186 17% 36 11 31 4 28 25 $272,018 14 $2,545,756 40% 7 AGENT OSBORNE IS UPBEAT DESPITE LOSS Tiago Pereira146 17 11 19 10% $1,103,833 20 9 $807,044 28% 34% 12 Doug O’Neill161 18 32% 12 49% 8 51 7 Richard Baltas104 8 63% 8 9 MANDELLA POINTS EXTRA HOPE TO SANTA ANITA DERBYRichard Mandella, not known for unabashed enthusiasm when it comes to championing his own horses, admittedly has a touch of Derby Fever these days, a month and a week before the 145th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 4.Reason number one: Omaha Beach, a striking three-year-old son of War Front who handed champion Game Winner his first defeat in the second division of the Rebel Stakes on March 16. Reason number two: Extra Hope, a three-year-old son of Shanghai Bobby, who was fourth in the first division of the Rebel, beaten only 3 ½ lengths.“Omaha Beach will go in the Arkansas Derby (April 13), mainly because I think he needs that extra week,” said Mandella, who although he has enjoyed a laudatory Hall of Fame career, has never won the Kentucky Derby with six previous starters.“Extra Hope is being pointed to the Santa Anita Derby (a week from Saturday, April 6). Drayden Van Dyke will ride him and Mike Smith will ride Omaha Beach.“I’m very proud of Omaha Beach. He got me pretty excited. At this point, you could say both horses have given me Derby Fever.”Fans will be treated to a stakes overload on April 6, with seven added money events worth $2,750,000 on the calendar, topped by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino.In addition to the 1 ¼-mile Big ‘Cap and the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby, each holding Grade I status, Santa Anita will showcase the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks for fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for three-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs; the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs; the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; and the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.First post time on Big ‘Cap/Derby Day will be 12 noon.DESORMEAUX, ASHLEY MEET IN SAN LUIS REYKent Desormeaux will add another notch to his Hall of Fame holster Friday albeit it a relatively minor one when he pilots Ashleyluvssugar in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass.In his 33rd year as a jockey, it will mark the first time ever on the classy and consistent eight-year-old California-bred gelding. Desormeaux has never even worked the horse.Not to worry, says trainer Peter Eurton, who in Ashleyluvssugar’s last 17 starts has given a leg up on the bay son of Game Plan to Tyler Baze, Gary Stevens, Joel Rosario and Flavien Prat.But with Baze now riding at Oaklawn Park, Stevens retired, and Prat and Rosario fulfilling commitments in Dubai along with fellow Santa Anita-based riders Mike Smith and Joe Talamo, Eurton was contacted by Desormeaux’s agent Mike Ciani and gave him the call.On paper, it seems the Louisiana native, who still holds the world record for most wins in one year, an incredible 598 in 1989, could be on the lead in the marathon race, although Ashleyluvssugar has won from a stalking position.“I don’t think he has to be on the lead, but you just have to see how it unfolds,” said Eurton, himself a former rider until weight issues evolved. “That’s the good thing about having the outside post (six of six) . . . Kent knows how to ride, so I’m not going to tell him a whole lot.“It’s a mile and a half. He knows it’s not a gate-to-wire race, but if they hand him the lead, and he has to take it, he has to take it. What are you going to do?“The other jocks who have ridden him are not available, but we’re still left with a pretty good rider in Kent Desormeaux and I’m happy with that.”In addition to winning the Kentucky Derby three times, Desormeaux’s 6003 career wins in North America from 31,668 mounts (19 percent) rank him 19th all-time and fifth among active riders. His mounts have earned $283,672,492.While Eurton plays musical riders with Asheyluvssugar, who captured the San Luis Rey in 2015, the old boy has more than earned his keep winning 10 of 31 career starts.His career earnings of $1,431,039 are more than his five San Luis Rey rivals combinedby $373,205.The San Luis Rey, race seven of eight with a 1 p.m. first post time: Epical,Tyler Baze, 2-1; Risky Proposition, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-1; Unapologetic, Geovanni Franco, 8-1; Beach View, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Marckie’s Water, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; and Ashleyluvssugar, Kent Desormeaux, 5-2.AMPUTATION DOESN’T SLOW DOWN AGENT OSBORNEPopular jockey agent Dudley Osborne is back in action following a lengthy respite due to the amputation of his left foot in June of last year.He is representing veteran Frenchman Brice Blanc.“Brice has a good head on his shoulders, doesn’t have to fight weight, is professional and understands the game,” said Osborne, who wears a prosthetic that masks any hint of his loss until he lifts his pant leg to reveal it.“We’re getting good feedback from horsemen,” Osborne said. “Everybody knows Brice has a very light pair of hands and he’s a great judge of pace.  Plus, he’s a first class guy  and handles himself well with everyone. John Shirreffs says Brice is fearless and doesn’t mind riding in tight spots.”Osborne had no signs of any problems with his foot until he discovered a wound on the top of it, which ultimately led to the amputation.He may not make the rounds on the backstretch as readily as before, but his positive attitude doesn’t prevent him from still walking and talking at the same time.HORSES FLOURISH AT CARMA’S CLASSIC EVENTMuch like the wild flowers of spring, retired racehorses were in a super bloom at theThoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) on March 23 and 24 at Galway Downs in Temecula.The equestrian sporting event hosted by CARMA ( California Retirement Management Account) as an awareness campaign to promote the adoption of off-track Thoroughbreds, drew 96 entries.“We’ve been putting on these shows for seven years now, and we’re really starting to see resurgence of the breed in the show ring,” said Lucinda Mandella, executive director of CARMA. “Multiple exhibitors and spectators asked us how they can adopt very recently retired racehorses. The interest in the Thoroughbred as a sport horse and companion is growing.”To showcase the versatility of the breed, the TCHS offers hunters, jumpers, cross country, dressage, barrel racing, pole bending, lead line and showmanship. The purpose of the TCHS has always been one of inclusiveness and variety, encouraging its exhibitors to bring their horse to an environment both welcoming and accommodating.The connections to racing were strong at this show. For the third straight year, TCHS Youth Ambassador Amanda Gomez, 15-year-old daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Garrett Gomez, won the 1.00M $1,500 Jumper Stakes aboard her six-year-old gelding Amadeus (Jockey Club: Quick Louder) out of 10 riders.The $1,500 Hunter Derby, sponsored by the Stronach Group, Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, was captured by Madison Dunham, daughter of San Luis Rey Downs-based trainer Daniel Dunham, and her horse Cognoscente, an eight-year-old gelding previously trained by her father. Notably, Madison and Cognoscente also were second in the Jumper Stakes.The winner of the $1,000 Dressage Challenge was Katherine Rich-Elzig and her mount, Count On Me. The $1,500 Eventing Challenge held exclusively at the March show which combines scores from stadium jumping, dressage and cross country, was won by Chavez Ravine and his rider Lisa Gonzalez.The next TCHS event will be on Dec. 7-8, 2019 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank where year-end awards will be given to high point exhibitors who participated at the Galway Show and sponsored TCHS classes offered at the Camelot Show Series.For more information about the TCHS and CARMA, go to ThoroughbredClassic.orgor CARMA4horses.org. Results for all the divisions and disciplines from the weekend’s Galway Show can be found at Horseshowtime.com. $202,634 13 Joel Rosario207 16 21% MANDELLA IS SMITTEN WITH DERBY FEVER 41% Philip D’Amato88 23 41% 11 28 J. Keith Desormeaux54 $370,998 Nolo Contesto (Outside) in company with  Foxtail work 6 furlongs (Sadler) -3-23-19Ashleyluvssugar works 4 furlongs (Eurton) -3-23-19Marley’s Freedom (Outside) in company with  Just A Smidge work 5 furlongs (Baffert) -3-23-19Gift Box works 6 furlongs (Sadler) -3-23-19FINISH LINES: Ron Anderson, agent for Joel Rosario, reports his jockey returns from Dubai at 11:30 this Sunday morning, will ride at Santa Anita that day “and on April 6 and 7, and after that be riding in Kentucky and New York.” . . . Jockey Martin Garcia, recovered from a recent injury, resumes his career in Friday’s eighth race on Mr Classical. Garcia is represented by agent Tom Knust, who also will handle business for Bay Area mainstay Abel Cedillo at Del Mar this summer. 5 9 7 11% 16% 16 1st 23 26% 40% $243,390 $495,277 3 Mario Gutierrez98 9 JockeyMts $296,979 $890,481 42% 4 13% 10 Edwin Maldonado65 26 26 11 40% 10% $195,526 25 16% Win% 55% 15% 10 14% $246,081 2 24% 21 12 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 8 10 7 11 20% $1,118,428 Mark Glatt64 23 Jerry Hollendorfer85 Simon Callaghan31 $873,075 12 $1,125,588 Jeff Mullins47 8 43% 8 60% $1,071,024 18 Hector O. Palma45 7 8 Richard Mandella38 10 37% 10 10 2 $1,424,512 $1,103,457 55% A FIRST FOR DESORMEAUX IN SAN LUIS REY 16%last_img read more

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Bellator begins yearlong heavyweight tournament at Forum

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I don’t totally know what I’m getting into, in fairness,” Sonnen said. “I’ve had workout partners that were heavyweights, but I don’t know what that power will feel like. I imagine I’ll move out of the way.”Sonnen just couldn’t resist the chance to chase the Bellator title belt in an eight-man tournament starting Saturday night at the Forum. The Heavyweight World Grand Prix will be the center of Bellator’s promotional efforts in 2018, showcasing a host of well-known MMA stars including Fedor Emelianenko, Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBellator was founded a decade ago around the tournament concept, but strayed away from it in recent years to maximize its ability to stage big fights.The promotion’s return to something resembling its roots begins in Inglewood with the 40-year-old Sonnen against the 39-year-old Jackson, who tipped the scales at 253 pounds. To Sonnen, the excitement of the undertaking outweighed the obvious drawbacks in competition. 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 Chael Sonnen. APLOS ANGELES — Chael Sonnen has never fought as a heavyweight at any point in his long careers in wrestling and mixed martial arts. He’ll make his debut in the marquee weight class this weekend at Bellator 192 against Rampage Jackson, who outweighed Sonnen by a whopping 31 pounds on the scales Friday.Sounds crazy, right? Even Sonnen knows it.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lopez, Markkanen power Bulls to easy win over Hawks Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READcenter_img “It’s the only fair way to do things,” Sonnen said of the tournament format. “It’s just that in combat, we don’t have to do things fair. We can do things that are good for entertainment and good for business. In this case, (Bellator President) Scott Coker is risking everything. He doesn’t know what the biggest fights are going to be. He doesn’t know how it’s going to play out, but he said, ‘I’ll do it fair for a change.’ And here we are.”While the UFC waits for new stars to emerge — or for its biggest existing star to get tired of spending his boxing money in Ireland — Bellator is building its year around the tournament designed to crown its first heavyweight champion since 2016.The promotion is doing it with its usual mix of sports and spectacle, pitting veteran heavyweights against smaller, bulked-up stars closer to their prime, including Ryan Bader and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.It could be fascinating competition, or it could produce physical mismatches and lopsided decisions. Either way, Coker expects it to be compelling.“It just snowballed into something we needed to do,” Coker said. “We already had good heavyweights, and pretty soon we had eight marquee names. This was the thing that made the most sense, and it’s going to be an all-yearlong story line.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jackson is no stranger to weight-cutting struggles — he only recently realized ketchup has sugar in it, he said — but the veteran fighter has no such worries now. He hadn’t even weighed himself in two weeks before his bout, and he munched on chicken skewers before his fight-week news conference.Jackson and Sonnen get along well, but Sonnen still managed to get in an early jab at his thicker opponent: “I agreed to fight at heavyweight, not superheavyweight!”For Coker, there were actual hurt feelings to smooth as well.Sonnen and Jackson are being showcased in the main event after former UFC star Rory MacDonald takes on welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the title. MacDonald had thought he was in the main event until last week.“I was disappointed when I heard about it,” MacDonald said. “I was bummed out. I was a little bit hurt. It didn’t affect my sponsorships, but I felt upset. I just put it out of my mind. These are the moves they have to make. I have a job to do, and their job is to make their business successful.”Bellator 192 is the first event since promotion owner Viacom officially rebranded the Spike network as the Paramount Network on Thursday. While MacDonald and Lima are among the world’s best handful of fighters at 170 pounds, Jackson and Sonnen are stars with far more name recognition, and executives from Viacom understand what draws viewers to this promotion.When asked if he was concerned about the rest of his roster’s reaction to Bellator’s decision to showcase heavyweights in all of their tournament bouts, Coker laughed.“I don’t think they’ll have any problem cashing those checks on Monday,” he said. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Guyana’s reputation is already tarnished

first_imgDear Editor,I have just started reading the book “Blowout” written by Ms Rachel Maddow, the Emmy Award-winning host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”. The book has topped the New York Times Best Seller list since its launch a few weeks ago.The book deals with the greed and corruption of the oil industry and includes Ms Maddow’s comments on the contracts signed with Governments around the globe which have, among other things, propped up authoritarian regimes.I checked the index and sure enough, Guyana is part of that story. On pages 353-354, Ms Maddow writes about the now-former head of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, refusing “to explain, exactly, how it was that [ExxonMobil] managed to secure twenty years’ worth of oil rights in Nigeria despite reportedly being outbid by a Chinese-led consortium by more than double – by more than $2.25 billion. Is it possible that there was a little sweetener there for someone in a decision-making capacity over that contract? Maybe? Anyone want to check the books? Did every Nigerian official who looked at that potential deal just independently – and for the good of his or her country – decide to give away $2.25 billion?How about the details of the production agreement ExxonMobil had negotiated with Guyana, which included an $18 million ‘signing bonus’ to the Guyanese Government? ExxonMobil would not be disclosing the amazing footwork that must have led to those improbable deals. “We are a commercial enterprise and we have competitors,” Exxon’s Man in Guyana explained. “And learning bits of information about how other negotiations have worked or how our negotiations work – the things we value – provide kind of intellectual property to competitors.”“KFC has its secret herbs and spices, fracking companies have their proprietary slickwater goo, and apparently Exxon has its secret special menu of exactly which Government officials or proxies an American oil company must pay off – and how well – in order to secure the right to profit from a country’s natural resources. Without hassle from said Government.”First oil is still to flow here but Guyana’s reputation is already tarnished and the corruption of the Granger Government is on the New York Times Best Seller list for everyone to see.I also agree with Mr Alexander Ramessar’s opinion that future gains from the oil industry here and elsewhere will be short-lived. (SN letters, October 24, 2019) Every progressive and forward-thinking political leader in the developed world – the major gas guzzler – supports energy policies that will lead to a much lesser dependence on fossil fuels in favour of green energy sources.The dizzying glee and greed here over the coming of oil might well have a brief shelf life and Mr Ramessar is right to advise and caution that our economic policies should take this into account.Sincerely,Ryhaan Shahlast_img read more

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No pressure for KPL title, says Kimanzi

first_img“In the beginning, it wasn’t our target. We had a smaller target because we had to be realistic. To tell the players that we want to win the league after fighting relegation last season is a big step,”  the tactician offered.“Sometimes you don’t want to create tension in the group and you give attainable targets. But, I don’t see anything wrong to learn and still win something in the process.”He added; “We want to be another force in the league and do better than the previous two seasons. If you put yourself as a force then you are targeting anything achievable. We are not ruling out the league title because we have a team which we believe can face any challenge, take a game after game with passion and win.”Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi during training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUKimanzi has tried twice unsuccessfully to win the KPL title with Sofapaka and Tusker FC but with Mathare, he hopes the project he started last season can bear fruit within the next five years.The tactician lost almost the entire team at the end of the 2016 season and instead of replacing them with like for like figures, Kimanzi went for young, untested blood and he almost paid for it with relegation but they disentangled themselves in the final five games.He has stuck with the same squad for the 2018 season, only making a few additions though the core of the team remained.“I took a brave risk and sometimes we spent a lot of sleepless nights trying to find out how we can make it better for young, very inexperienced players but very talented. With the confidence and support I had, the program we made for them worked,” Kimanzi notes.Mathare United during training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“We decided to start a foundation, genuinely sound and we walked without fear. We knew it was going to be tough. There was some false confidfence among the players. You could see that they want to do it but still had a long way to go,” He added.The tactician says he has been impressed with their growth and notes he is genuinely surprised that they have started hitting the right notes in just their second year together.“We had a grace period of three years for them to mature completely but they have completely surprised us. Almost 60, 70 percent has improved and if they can do it in the second year then it’s a great success,” the coach noted.The Slum Boys have only lost once this season, a 4-3 defeat at the hands of AFC Leopards in a match they led 3-1 at some point.But since then, they have won the next four matches back to back and Kimanzi only hopes they can remain consistent again for the next 10 games.They will be facing Posta Rangers in their next match on Sunday, a game Kimanzi says will be both very tough and very easy for his side.“We are playing against a tough team defensively but also, they don’t score. We only now have to worry about how we will open them up and get goals,” the coach noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi (right) with Gor Mahia’s Dylan Kerr (left). Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12- Despite his side enjoying a blistering start to the new season, Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi says he is under no pressure to challenge for the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title, exactly 10 years since he guided them to their first in 2008.Mathare narrowly avoided relegation last year and ended up finishing 13th but have posted contrasting results this year as they currently sit on the apex of the standings with 23 points off 10 games.last_img read more

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Becerra leaving sheriff’s station

first_img 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! PICO RIVERA – Capt. Irma Becerra is leaving the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station and Lt. Michael Rothans, the station’s second in command, is being promoted to captain and station commander as of Sunday. Becerra, 58, is being transferred to the Mira Loma Facility, Custody Division, a federal detention facility for immigration detainees, where she will serve as captain. It’s a move she is happy with and ready to make, she said Friday as she packed boxes at the station and said goodbyes. “I am close to retirement and had a difficult drive every day, so this opportunity came up to transfer and I grabbed it,” she said. Cmdr. Thomas Angel of the Sheriff’s Department said such transfers are not uncommon. “In a time period of two to five years, it’s totally appropriate to move captains to give them different work experience,” he said. “It’s usually a mutual agreement between the captain and the department.” For Becerra, the hardest part will be leaving a community and station she has come to love in her two years as station commander, she said. “The station is highly sought out and the personnel is awesome,” she said. “It will be hard leaving many of the Spanish-speaking people here who have come to see me as a role model.” Becerra did not say if her transfer has anything to do with the departure of several top administrators from City Hall, since longtime City Manager Dennis Courtemarche was fired last April. Nor would she say if it was related to her dealings with the City Council majority of Mayor David Armenta, Councilman Pete Ramirez and Councilman Ron Beilke, or new City Manager Chuck Fuentes. But Councilman Gregory Salcido, who has been critical of the council majority and Fuentes, said Becerra’s departure is a clear indication of the toxic working environment in and around City Hall. “Current elected leadership and appointed administration have shown little ability to work cooperatively with those who share a different perspective regarding the direction of our city,” he said. “The talent hemorrhage continues.” Other city officials say they will miss Becerra and the professionalism she brought to the job. “She followed in the footsteps of Capt. Juan Rodriguez – both were commanders who were very switched on to the community who understand community issues,” said Bob Spencer, the city’s spokesman. Spencer said officials now welcome Rothans to the role. “We have had a great working relationship with Mike and he is already a regular at City Council meetings,” said Spencer. “We feel this was a good choice and look forward to working with him.” Rothans, 43, was transferred to the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station in 2004, where he worked as the operations lieutenant. In years prior to that, the 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department was lieutenant at the Lakewood Station. In 2003, he was transferred to the Department’s Emergency Operations Bureau as the counterterrorism lieutenant assigned to the county’s Terrorism Early Warning Group. He is looking forward to serving as captain at the station, he said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the City Council and the new public safety division,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGAL

first_imgCelebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals‘ star Pippa O’Connor has responded to criticism of her dreading the drive up and back from Dublin to Donegal.After being drawn to coach at the Naomh Bríd club on Sunday’s opening episode, she expressed a fear that all the travelling would be too difficult for her and that every time she’d been in Donegal, ‘it always rained’.She moaned “I’m going home. I’m not going to Donegal. You are joking me.” When the catwalk queen realised she WAS coming to Ireland’s most stunning county, she complained about our lovely weather.“I can’t go to Donegal. Any time I’ve been to Donegal it has rained. Could you put me any further? I would say thanks but I can’t. I got the short straw,” she moaned.But the reality has proved to be anything but a burden as she prepares a team to take on husband Brian Ormond in the RTÉ One show.“When I first found out I was been sent to Donegal I was furious,” admits the Kildare model. “The thought of all the driving up and down, the bad weather when I’d been there before just turned me off but actually it was the best thing that could have happened.“The reaction I got from the team and club when they found out I was to be their manager completely made up for it. Everyone up there has been brilliant so far and I’m in it with the club to take them the whole way to the final.“They gave me the best welcome, I now feel lucky to have gotten a very passionate team. Donegal is my new home of late, I’ve been up here all weekend for a friend’s wedding – I can’t get enough of it!”Celebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals continues on Sundays on RTÉ One. CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGAL was last modified: September 11th, 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:CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGALlast_img read more

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Northampton Town sack manager Dean Austin after 4-0 defeat to Mansfield

first_imgHe could not help the club avoid relegation from Sky Bet League One, and the Cobblers now have just one win from 12 matches in all competitions this season.They were beaten 4-0 at Mansfield on Saturday and are 21st in the table.A brief club statement read: “Northampton Town can confirm following discussions that they have parted company with manager Dean Austin.“Dean has worked extremely hard for the football club both last season and this. We thank him for his efforts and we wish him well for the future.” 1 Latest League Two News Northampton have parted company with Dean Austin CONFUSION Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off ‘close’ Northampton have sacked their manager Dean Austin.The 48-year-old took over in May 2017, having initially been placed in caretaker charge following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.last_img read more

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Transfer news: Man United and Tottenham face battle with Juventus for Serie A star

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City RANKED Most Popular Football News gameday cracker latest Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic in action. LATEST Fiorentina star Nikola Milenkovic clears the ball against Lazio. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade SORRY tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed Manchester United and Tottenham will be challenged by Juventus for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, say reports in Italy.The 21-year-old only arrived in Florence at the start of last season and went on to play 16 times in Serie A. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos He is yet to miss a minute of their 10 league games so far this campaign and has impressed with a series of solid displays at both centre-back and right-back.Now Fiorentina are bracing themselves for offers with United and Tottenham reportedly keen on luring him to England.Both Premier League sides are in the market for a new defender and they have ear-marked Milenkovic as a star of the future. But, according to Tuttosport, Juventus have also joined the race to sign the Serbian as they attempt to sign a long-term successor for 37-year-old Andrea Barzagli.Ajax teen Matthijs de Ligt is also on their list but it has been suggested that Milenkovic could come cheaper than the £45m-rated Dutchman. whoops 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? BEST OF last_img read more

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PACKIE BONNER – “I DON’T KNOW HOW MICK MCCARTHY DIDN’T KNOCK ROY KEANE OUT”

first_imgSOCCER: Packie Bonner has revealed he doesn’t know how Mick McCarthy didn’t ‘chin’ Roy Keane during their infamous bust-up in Saipan. Bonner has been discussing extracts from his autobiography ‘The Last Line’ which will be released early next month. Bonner was part of the Irish backroom team during that now infamous fall-out between Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and team captain and Manchester United star Roy Keane.Keane was sent home in disgrace and the fall-out still provokes fierce debate to this day.Keane was at the peak of his powers and was influential in ensuring Ireland’s place at the World Cup in South Korea and Japan.However, Keane was furious at the inadequate training facilities in Saipan – and then snapped when McCarthy confronted him over a piece he done with The Irish Times. However, Bonner says he still can’t believe McCarthy showed the restraint he did considering the abuse and venom in Kean’s verbal assault.Bonner told The Irish Sun, “I know Mick McCarthy a long time, I played with him at Celtic and I seen him manhandle an opponent in a tunnel and swat him away like a fly.“He can look after himself in any company and was a tough and uncompromising man.“He showed credible restraint with Keane when he launched into a shocking tirade that was full of venom.“Keane launched a personal attack on Mick and it felt like it went on for an eternity, he even brought up an incident that had happened during a tour of the USA a decade earlier and said his opinion of him was the same as it was then.“I really don’t know how McCarthy didn’t chin him and knock him out. Bonner also feels that Ireland were better off without Keane because of the fear other players had.“I’ve often asked myself that question, but so many players were walking on eggshells around him – and I don’t think that is good for morale at all.PACKIE BONNER – “I DON’T KNOW HOW MICK MCCARTHY DIDN’T KNOCK ROY KEANE OUT” was last modified: September 25th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Woman appeals for help after losing precious rings on beach

first_imgBeachgoers at Rossnowlagh in South Donegal are being asked to keep an eye out for two rings which were lost over a month ago.A wedding ring and an engagement ring were lost by a woman in the area at the end of September 2019.She recently made contact with Gardaí in the hope of finding the precious rings and the appeal has since been shared far and wide. The rings were rose gold and the wedding ring had an inscription engraved on the inside.If you picked up the rings or have any helpful information, please call Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530Woman appeals for help after losing precious rings on beach was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:lost and foundringsRossnowlaghlast_img read more

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