first_img North KoreaAsia – Pacific News As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad RSF_en Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world “Laura Ling and Euna Lee were taken into custody on the Chinese-North Korean border while reporting on the fate of North Korean refugees, and, more specifically, on the practice of trafficking in women. Pyongyang authorities have no reason to hold them or to accuse them of illegal activities. They should be freed at once,” the two organizations urged. Mitch Koss, Current TV’s American cameraman, was allowed to leave China after Chinese authorities had held him for several days. He was with Euna Lee and Laura Ling at the time of their arrest on March 17, but managed to escape from the North Korean border guards. Their guide-a Chinese citizen of North Korean origin, is apparently still being held by the Chinese police. July 6, 2020 Find out more November 18, 2019 Find out more March 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Petition for the unconditional release of two American journalists On March 27, 2009, Reporters Without Borders and the International Women’s Media Foundation launched a petition on behalf of Laura Ling and Euna Lee. The two reporters are currently being held in Pyongyang by the authorities, who have accused them of being spies who entered North Korea illegally. The North Korean government has allegedly affirmed that they were being well-treated, though independent sources have been unable to confirm it. to go further Follow the news on North Korea Campaignscenter_img Sign the petition Receive email alerts The two women were supposedly transferred to Pyongyang on March 18. North KoreaAsia – Pacific News According to information gathered by Reporters Without Borders in South Korea and on the Chinese border, the two journalists, their cameraman, Mitch Koss, and their Chinese guide, were on a reporting assignment for media outlet Current TV. At this moment, it is impossible to say whether they actually crossed the border and were heading for North Korea. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the International Women’s Media Foundation (www.iwmf.org) have jointly launched a petition for the immediate and unconditional release of reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have now been held in North Korea for an entire week. April 1, 2020 Find out more During a meeting with a Reporters Without Borders delegation, former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung stated on March 26 that he was certain “North Korean authorities would soon release the two U.S. journalists.” Reporters Without Borders and the International Women’s Media Foundation have jointly launched a petition for the immediate and unconditional release of reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have now been held in North Korea for an entire week. last_img read more

first_imgInthe US today, with unemployment still quite low, recruitment issues are at thefore. In my local market, the Washington Post recently reported a 1.1 per centunemployment rate. The War for Talent is no longer simply the title of aMcKinsey study, but is a fact of life. And I am not competing against dotcomsgiving away BMW Z-3s any more, I am competing for people whose business modelsdid make sense – the survivors who are now in the hunt for real growth.Thisis forcing many companies to re-examine their succession planning efforts; tomake sure they are closely considering all candidates, not just those whohappen to make their home in the headquarters’ country.Asthe pool of employable people drops with the imminent demographic trends,companies that fail to look beyond their borders at their offshore locations,and local national talent, will endanger their own growth. Of course there aresome major multinational entities which are doing this effectively, but theirnumbers are small, and only growing slowly. Executivesexist outside HQIwas chatting with an HR colleague at a Nasdaq-listed high-tech firm the otherday, discussing succession planning and the visibility of non-headquarterspeople. His company, with thousands of employees scattered across the world, isonly now starting to review senior in-country managers for possible postings tothe US and other countries. The sudden change of heart? A lack of executiveswith international scope.GlobalHR management has become so much more than managing the myriad payments to anexpat in Rio de Janeiro. I find that working on the issues with our localnationals in Rio actually takes more time – and is really a greater priorityfor the business. Withtoday’s growing requirements in emerging markets, the practice of staffing theworld with a cadre of well-paid, but solid, expat managers is fading fast. The“new” expat model includes completion bonuses dependent on identification,training and appointment of a local employee. But why has it taken us so longto get here?Companieswhich view their HQ as the only source of future executives are going to have atough time. Globalisation may be the subject of protests in Seattle and Geneva,but for HR professionals, it means we must move our business’ people solutionsoutside our comfort zone.Ourviews of recruitment and succession planning must include a rigorous view ofin-country managers, located outside the HQ’s country. This will coverselection, assessment, development and planning. If you are not currentlydeveloping and tracking your senior local national managers, let me know. I’msure I have a country manager opening they might be interested in.ByLance Richards, Director, global HR, for Teleglobe Lance Richards sits on the board of directors for SHRM Global Forum – theworld’s largest international HR association Previous Article Next Article US companies’ local focus will hinder themOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supported the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance. Museveni, who was re-elected last month in a disputed vote, in a letter to his finance minister charges that money withdrawn from the Democratic Governance Facility has been “used to finance activities and organizations designed to subvert Government under the guise of improving governance.” Museveni charged that he was never consulted on the establishment of the fund with cash reserves of up to £100 million and “operated exclusively by a foreign mission” in the East African country.last_img read more

first_imgDespite the challenges the pandemic created, outreach coordinator Dustin Root says shutting down the shelters and food pantries was not an option. There they’ll also have 50/50 raffles, games and live music. So they decided to come up with a fun way to raise funds while also giving community members a reason to get out and have fun. The event starts with private shopping for attendees at the Mission’s thrift store at 8:30 a.m. followed by a motorcycle ride from Owego to Sal’s in Ithaca with the ride ending with a chicken barbecue at 32 Lyle Road in Barton. This comes after the pandemic forced them to close their thrift store earlier this spring. Money from the thrift store helps fund multiple sober living facilities the organization runs which are geared toward helping those in recover from drug and alcohol dependency. “When we were shut down there was no money coming in,” said Executive Director Mary Sobol. “Money was going out because we kept the shelters going and we also had to purchase food for our three food pantries. So money was going out but none was coming in,” she said. OWEGO (WBNG) — The Tioga County Open Door Mission is holding a motorcycle and car ride fundraiser this Saturday to make sure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic don’t stop them from continuing to help others. “During these times vulnerable populations don’t stop being vulnerable, so we can never shut down we have to be here. You can’t tell people like that no and we don’t want to either,” he said. “It’s going to be good for us but it’s going to be good for everyone else too I think. It’s going to be a fun time,” Sobol said.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, the Swedish buffer fund struck a note of caution that the rate of improvement seen in recent years would bring about parity on boards any time soon.It estimated that parity between male and female candidates would take a further 27 years for board members, and 44 years for members of executive management.The financial and consumer sector boasted the highest number of women on boards, while media and financial services reported the largest number of executive management.The survey covered 268 companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. AP2 has praised the increase in board diversity at Swedish companies after a nearly 20% rise in the number of women at listed firms.Eva Halvarsson, chief executive of AP2, said the changes to its annual Female Representation Index were the steepest increases since 2004, and noted that nomination committees were now being ever more responsible in selecting candidates.“There is still much to do, but I am convinced that this issue has now attracted the attention necessary for accelerating future development in this area and to ensure better utilization of the competence available.”The index, compiled since 2003 with Nordic Investor Services, found that 29% of board directors at firms listed primarily on the Swedish Stock Exchange were women.last_img read more

first_imgSourav GangulyAdvertisement 9w8cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa43vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eay8e3b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) py43wvWould you ever consider trying this?😱ozCan your students do this? 🌚aw2p2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly was recently elected as the new BCCI President and many believe the age of corruption in cricket in India will come to an abrupt end as ‘Dada’ is in control of the reigns. The former Indian captain is strong on ethics and also promises not to meddle in team selection affairs as that is out of his mandate.Advertisement Ganguly spoke to Hindustan Time at length about many interesting topics.Advertisement On Split Captaincy in white-ball cricket“It has often been wondered whether Rohit Sharma’s experience of leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and also the national side in the absence of Kohli is enough for him to be made the white-ball captain. I don’t think that is required to be even discussed now,” said Ganguly.Advertisement On his new role“I have an enormous belief in myself. You give me something and if it needs to be turned around, I think I will. And that nobody became a good cricketer sitting in the dressing room. You will only be respected if you take a difficult challenge head-on. Give me responsibility and I will give it my best shot. Leave me alone and I might fall asleep.”How difficult is it to deal with Virat Kohli?“Not difficult at all. I just won’t get involved in team selection matters,” said Ganguly.Other measures to increase interest in Tests“These things move in a cycle. Yes, I was disappointed with the performance of South Africa on their last tour but I guess they need some time to get things in order and be the team I remember playing against. It is the same with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Some time ago, Australia were not doing all that well but they have now turned things around.”On the national selection committee“We will look at people who have experience and competence.” Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTHEGIRLINTHATSONG IN TUNE FOR SANTA MARIASHARED BELIEF WORKS WEDNESDAY FOR BIG ‘CAPLEGACY BACK ON TURF GRADE II BUENA VISTASANTA ANITA JOCKEYS ROLL TO CHARITY VICTORYDESORMEAUX MAKES HIS POINT FOR TEXAS RED THEGIRLINTHATSONG SET FOR GRADE II SANTA MARIAThegirlinthatsong took an immediate fancy to Santa Anita’s main track in her first startover it when she rolled to a 4 1/4-length triumph in the Grade II La Canada Stakes on Jan. 17. Jerry Hollendorfer looks for a similar effort in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.“She looked like she likes Santa Anita,” said the Hall of Fame trainer, Santa Anita’s leader through 29 days with 19 victories. “It looks like there’s a lot of speed in the race, so that should help her, hopefully.”A Texas-bred filly by My Golden Song out of the Dixieland Band mare Belle of the Band, Thegirlinthatsong has a 5-4-4 record from 19 starts with earnings of $407,695 for a partnership that includes Hollendorfer.The field for the Santa Maria: Yahilwa, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Uzziel, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Legacy, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 2-1; Sweet Marini, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Awesome Baby, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Backintheacademy, Brandon Boulanger, 20-1; and Valiant Emilia, Tiago Pereira, 10-1.Tiz Midnight was scratched. (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 12) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Flavien Prat5995615%$425,430 Philip D’Amato4188720%$419,460 Gary Stevens5397917%$705,402 LEGACY BACK ON GRASS FOR BUENA VISTALegacy returns to graded company and the turf Monday when she runs in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on Presidents’ Day.The 5-year-old Sightseeing mare led before weakening to fourth on a wet/fast track in the Paseana Stakes on Jan. 11.“The track was a little wet,” said John Sadler, who trains the Kentucky-bred miss. “I don’t think she cared for the mud, but other than that she’s been fairly steady. The filly that beat her (Warren’s Veneda) loved the mud. My horse should run pretty well.”The Buena Vista: La Tia, Joel Rosario; Winning Rhythm, Flavien Prat; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens; Blingismything, Kent Desormeaux; Nashoba’s Gold, Rafael Bejarano; Annecdote, Victor Espinoza; and Uzziel, Fernando Perez.            Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Fans can partake of draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Edwin Maldonado6273811%$264,196 Carla Gaines2553120%$297,945 Martin Garcia7212121017%$1,081,330 Brandon Boulanger705387%$137,636 Victor Espinoza8917171219%$1,159,490 Joseph Talamo12413142010%$985,998 SHARED BELIEF TO WORK FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPShared Belief is scheduled to have his first breeze since vanquishing Horse of the Year California Chrome in the San Antonio Invitational when the once-beaten son of Candy Ride works Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7.Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is following a familiar and successful routine with Shared Belief, who will have Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze aboard for the drill.Art Sherman, meanwhile, squelched rumors, hearsay, gossip, speculation and/or scuttlebutt that San Antonio runner-up California Chrome would race somewhere in advance of the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28.“He’s going right to Dubai,” Sherman said by phone Friday morning from his Los Alamitos headquarters. “He’ll leave two weeks before the race.” Rafael Bejarano13832231823%$1,553,984 Mike Smith6714131021%$1,284,141 Richard Baltas3756314%$198,268 Corey Nakatani70128817%$629,670 Tyler Baze14117141612%$1,019,064 Mark Casse3975518%$594,800 FINISH LINES: The GoldenPick 6, a 20-cent bet at Golden Gate Fields, is a jackpot-style wager that is paid out in full when there is only one perfect ticket with all six winners in the Pick 6 sequence. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to handicappers going six for six. The remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over into the next racing day. The Golden Pick 6 is conducted on the final six races each day. Heading into today, the jackpot at the Bay Area track stands at $220,396 . . . Richie Silverstein points out that two-time Vosburgh Invitational winner Private Zone is scheduled to work in Florida this weekend towards his ultimate major goal, the Grade I, $400,000 Carter Handicap at seven furlongs at Aqueduct on April 4, “if everything goes perfect.” Silverstein is the long-time agent for Martin Pedroza, regular rider of Private Zone . . . Trainer Sean McCarthy reports that Santa Anita Gold Cup winner Majestic Harbor, who finished eighth by some eight lengths in the grassy San Marcos Stakes Saturday behind victorious Finnegans Wake, will run in next Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Mineshaft Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at the Fair Grounds for trainer Paul McGee, who formerly trained the son of the late Rockport Harbor . . . Host Tom Quigley will have the following guest handicappers in theEast Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. this holiday weekend: top jockey agent Tony Matos on Saturday; handicapping author James Quinn on Sunday; and trainer and HRTV analyst Gary Mandella on Monday, Presidents’ Day . . . Mike Smith, with more Breeders’ Cup wins than any other rider (21), rides 7-2 morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon for trainer Mark Casse in Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate. Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep, the 1 1/8-mile race has drawn a field of 10: Donji, Pedro Terrero, 30-1; Indianaughty, Corey Lanerie, 4-1; Metaboss, Alex Solis, 8-1; Ernest Shackleton, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 5-1; Harmonic, Ricardo Gonzalez, 20-1; Soul Driver, Dennis Carr, 6-1; Stand and Salute, Russell Baze, 6-1; Conquest Typhoon, Smith, 7-2; and Mischief Clem, Kent Desormeaux, 9-2. All starters carry 122 pounds . . . Low five: She Got Away, 6-1 morning line chance in today’s third race, has finished fifth in each of her four starts, but had excuses twice when she steadied early on. The daughter of Kafwain adds blinkers today . . .Today’s eighth race is dubbed the “Happy 50th Birthday Mr. President” for a mystery celebrant, remindful of 1962 when Marilyn Monroe breathlessly and sensually sang Happy Birthday at Madison Square Garden to JFK on the occasion of his 50th. Jerry Hollendorfer9319131020%$1,928,784 Martin Pedroza10011171011%$475,660 Tiago Pereira6575811%$210,854 Bob Baffert541012819%$1,118,268 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo1201416912%$897,742 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won A. C. Avila1850228%$107,524 Drayden Van Dyke11414131712%$769,086 James Cassidy3765716%$237,080 Richard Mandella3375621%$338,630 Fernando Perez989989%$391,962 POINTS, NOT FITNESS, CONCERN FOR TEXAS RED’S TRAINERKeith Desormeaux, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, is optimistic that the son of Afleet Alex can still make the Kentucky Derby on May 2 as he recovers from an abscess in his right front foot discovered after he ran a sharp second by a neck to Lord Nelson in the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1.“We have a positive outlook,” Desormeaux said Friday morning after a brief visit to his native state of Louisiana. “It’s something that we’ve dealt with before and we’re hoping he’s done with it in a couple of weeks.”Texas Red left Santa Anita Tuesday for a California farm where he will be treated for the abscess while swimming to maintain fitness, according to a Daily Racing Form report.Texas Red made his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente, his first race since a smashing 6 ½-length score in the Juvenile at odds of nearly 14-1 under Keith’s brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Desormeaux.Keith indicated fitness and a prep before the Run for the Roses is not necessarily a major concern. Having enough points to qualify for the Derby is, however. At the moment, Texas Red has 12.“I wouldn’t even be concerned with having another race at all if we weren’t at the mercy of this point system,” Desormeaux said. “I’d go straight into the Derby. But you have to run now.“You’ve got a horse with $1.2 million in earnings and he’s the Breeders’ Cup champion; he shouldn’t have to prove anything more to get into the Kentucky Derby. But we have to run.” Ron Ellis3152516%$197,700 Jeff Bonde1950326%$192,730 John Sadler637101011%$473,646 VAN DYKE LEADS JOCKEYS TO CHARITY HOOPS WINA good time was had by all at last night’s 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys-Holy Angels School Charity basketball game at La Salle High School in Pasadena, won by the riders, 41-34.Drayden Van Dyke, Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2014, led the jockeys with 20 points, while Omar Figueroa added 13, Corey Nakatani six and Elvis Trujillo, two.Other players for the riders, who opened a 7-0 lead early on and led at halftime, 26-12, were Rafael Bejarano, Brandon Boulanger, Kent Desormeaux, Berkeley Headley (son of trainer Karen Headley), Edwin Maldonado, Joe Talamo, Iggy Puglisi and Kayla Stra.“I was in the passing lane handing out assists,” said Desormeaux, who has been the jockeys’ leading scorer in past games. “I only played four minutes.”“It was a lot of fun and there was a good crowd,” said HRTV’s Kurt Hoover, who once again coached the riders. “It looked like every seat was taken.”Proceeds benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. The game was sponsored by J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park.The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, the 16-year-old son of Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States. Mark Glatt4068615%$323,624 Santiago Gonzalez3844811%$133,250 Doug O’Neill79991011%$502,806 Felipe Valdez1954326%$99,630 Hector Palma1762035%$116,180 Kent Desormeaux10221161121%$1,195,802 Peter Miller781617721%$961,180 Peter Eurton4396721%$417,278last_img read more

first_imgRichard Baltas621112918%52%$598,163 Doug O’Neill698151112%49%$650,258 Mark Glatt3165419%48%$225,650 Jerry Hollendorfer591081117%49%$891,304 Gary Sherlock2353222%43%$135,110 Stewart Elliott70871311%40%$347,490 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 2) UNIQUE BELLA MEETS CHAMP IN GRADE II LAS VIRGENESThere are those who have mentioned Unique Bella in the same breath with herstablemate,  two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Songbird, although Jerry Hollendorfer likely would say that’s putting the cart before the horse, although he allows that Unique Bella is “a special filly.”The daughter of Tapit tries two turns for the first time in Sunday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, and is the 3-5 morning line favorite to succeed.Unique Bella won the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at seven furlongs by 7 ½ lengths while geared down in her three-year-old debut, beating stablemate It Tiz Well. Competition is likely to be stiffer Sunday in the form of Eclipse Award champion two-year-old filly Champagne Room, who has been firing morning bullets for her three-year-old debut.Trained by Peter Eurton, Champagne Room has not raced since winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.The Las Virgenes, race six of eight: Mopotism, Flavien Prat 6-1; Champagne Room, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; Mistressofthenight, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 3-5; and Miss Southern Miss, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1. FINISH LINES: Happy Birthday wishes are in order for the Voice of Santa Anita, Michael Wrona.  A native of Brisbane, Australia, Wrona was foaled 51 years ago today . . .  Midnight Storm, a multiple graded stakes winner on both turf and dirt, remains ticketed for the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11. “Absolutely,” trainer Phil D’Amato said. “That’s what we’re planning. We’re going to breeze this weekend and keep him on that schedule all the way into the race.” Marathoner Big John B. worked five furlongs Thursday in 1:02. “He’s doing great,” D’Amato said. “I missed the San Marcos with him, but we’ll probably hit the next one (San Luis Rey at 1 ½ miles on turf March 25) or the Tokyo City Cup (at 1 ½ miles on dirt April 2), which he won last year.” Also scheduled to work Saturday is three-year-old filly champion of 2015 Stellar Wind for John Sadler . . . Suspension City: Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, third in the standings with 14 wins, has been suspended three days (Feb. 12, 16 and 17) for careless riding aboard Aotearoa in Sunday’s ninth race; Martin Garcia has been banished the same three days for careless riding on Senator Robert in Sunday’s fifth race, resulting in a disqualification from second to fifth; Flavien Prat is banned Feb. 9, 10 and 11 for careless riding on Run Macho Run in the second race Feb. 2; and the CHRB has denied Norberto Arroyo Jr.’s appeal from last October, suspending him six days (Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17) . . . There was one winning Pick Six ticket Thursday worth $319,148, bought through TwinSpires.com for $648 . . . On Sunday, the day of The Big Game, live racing at Santa Anita begins at 11 a.m., allowing fans to watch three-point favorite New England against Atlanta at Sirona’s Sports Bar after the races or to be home in time to see it. Sirona’s will offer $5 drink specials all day. General admission to the track that day is only one dollar. Flavien Prat9522101623%51%$1,283,793 Martin Pedroza5377913%43%$269,443 Mike Smith2161429%52%$607,500 HOLLENDORFER TARGETS THREE STAKES THIS WEEKENDJerry Hollendorfer has horses entered in six races this weekend, three of them stakes, so the Hall of Fame trainer and his assistant Dan Ward will be busy, as is their wont.The 70-year-old Hollendorfer adheres to the U.S. Postal Service credo. Be it rain, sleet or snow, the mail must get through.Hollendorfer has Ike Walker entered in the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for four-year-olds and up at six furlongs and Sheer Flattery in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, both on Saturday. Sunday, Unique Bella tries two turns for the first time in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile.Ike Walker sticks out like a sore thumb in the Palos Verdes, because on form, he doesn’t seem to fit. The five-year-old Bellamy Road gelding was claimed for $50,000 last out when he finished third on a wet/fast track at a mile Jan. 1. Prior to that, his previous 12 starts were all a mile or longer.“The reason we nominated and are running is because we’ve been entering him in other races and they didn’t go,” Hollendorfer said. “I don’t just want to just keep sitting on him. I didn’t have a race picked out for him at Golden Gate, and we couldn’t get in here.“We heard the Palos Verdes was going to come up short so we nominated and decided to run.“It’s probably a bad spot, but if you just keep training them, they can get hurt.”As to Sheer Flattery, who won a maiden allowance race by a nose on a sloppy track Dec. 31, Hollendorfer said, “We think he’s been training well and if he can transfer the race he ran last time to this one, he should have a fairly good chance.”The Palos Verdes, race three: Ike Walker, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Distinctive B, Tyler Baze, 7-2; St. Joe Bay, Kent Desormeaux, 8-5; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 7-2; and Moe Candy, Victor Espinoza, 2-1. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze972119822%49%$903,417 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 Santiago Gonzalez5168612%39%$264,716 Kent Desormeaux651410722%48%$913,683 Bob Baffert2953517%45%$411,316 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won O’NEILL HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN ROBERT B. LEWISWith three horses entered, Doug O’Neill has 60 percent in a field of five for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, but it’s not a personal record for the trainer, who won the Kentucky Derby twice in the last four years, with I’ll Have Another in 2012 and last year with champion two-year-old male of 2015 Nyquist.“I remember having three in the Malibu in 2004 when Lava Man ran second (to Rock Hard Ten),” O’Neill said between intermittent rain drops that were not enough to cancel training Friday morning.O’Neill also sent out Harvard Avenue to finish second and Perfect Moon to run third behind Rock Hard Ten, but accounted for only 30 percent of the field as there were 10 starters.O’Neill has Oak Tree Juvenile winner Dangerfield, the maiden Irap, and Cecil B. DeMille winner Term of Art going in the Lewis, which offers 17 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, 10 to the winner.“The pressure’s on,” O’Neill said with a chuckle, alluding to his Lewis majority. “Seriously, all three are doing well. They have the pedigree, they have the class, they’ve got the stride. They’ve all showed glimpses of being that kind of horse, so we’re optimistic.’The field for the Lewis, which goes as the second event on a nine-race card that starts at 12:30 p.m.: Royal Mo, Victor Espinoza, 5-2; Irap, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Dangerfield, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Term of Art, Tyler Baze, 9-2; and Sheer Flattery, Mike Smith, 2-1. Rafael Bejarano7912101615%48%$740,768 Peter Eurton2373030%43%$324,340 Joseph Talamo60651110%37%$247,090 Philip D’Amato3584623%51%$563,575 William Spawr1360246%62%$172,461 J. Keith Desormeaux1972437%68%$406,275 Luis Contreras58681710%53%$316,054 DISTANCE NO PROBLEM FOR TEXAS RYANOTexas Ryano has a win and a second at a mile and a quarter on turf at Santa Anita.Jockey Joe Talamo hopes the horse’s fancy for those conditions is in tact for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes for four-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.“He kind of got backed up in his training with all the rain, like everyone else, but he’s been working very good and the distance is good for him, although to me, he’s a true mile and a half horse,” said Talamo, who has ridden the six-year-old Curlin horse eight times, winning twice, including the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup last out on Nov. 25.“If you look at his races at a mile and an eighth and a mile and a quarter, he kind of comes running, but the farther the better with him,” Talamo said. “He’s doing well enough where he can try and run ’em down.”Trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren Williamson, Texas Ryano boasts a 5-3-3 record from 18 starts with earnings of $438,355.The San Marcos, the last of nine races: A Red Tie Day, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 4-1; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Blue Tone, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Power Ped, Stewart Elliott, 20-1; Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1; Isotherm, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Hi Happy, Altair Dominguez, 10-1; Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith, 6-1; and Frank Conversation, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1.Gustnado, Conquest Daddyo and Some in Tieme were scratched. UNIQUE BELLA ODDS-ON FOR SUNDAY’S LAS VIRGENESO’NEILL HOPES TO ‘PASS GO’ WITH LEWIS MONOPOLYBUSY WEEKEND AS USUAL FOR TEAM HOLLENDORFERTEXAS RYANO SHOULD COME RUNNING IN SAN MARCOS Peter Miller451113624%67%$666,510 John Sadler2355622%70%$273,824last_img read more

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League fixtures for the 2018/19 season have been revealed and they face Newcastle United away on the opening day.It is set to be Spurs’ first campaign at their brand new stadium in N17, although we don’t know which match will be their first at the arena at this point in time. ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will lead the club in their new stadium after signing a new contract. gameday cracker Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won January 1: Cardiff (a)January 12: Man Utd (h)January 19: Fulham (a)January 30: Watford (h)February 2: Newcastle (h)February 9: Leicester (h)February 23: Burnley (a)February 27: Chelsea (a)March 2: Arsenal (h)March 9: Southampton (a)March 16: Crystal Palace (h)March 30: Liverpool (a)April 6: Brighton (h)April 13: Huddersfield (h)April 20: Man City (a)April 27: West Ham (h)May 4: Bournemouth (a)May 12: Everton (h) Manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new contract with the club, along with superstar striker Harry Kane, so supporters will be optimistic going into a new era for the north London side.Meanwhile, the Lilywhites will also be playing in the Champion League having finished third in the league last term.Tottenham Hotspur’s full 2018/19 fixture schedule is listed below…August 11: Newcastle (a)August 18: Fulham (h)August 25: Man Utd (a)September 1: Watford (a)September 15: Liverpool (h)September 22: Brighton (a)September 29: Huddersfield (a)October 6: Cardiff (h)October 20: West Ham (a)October 27: Man City (h)November 3: Wolves (a)November 10: Crystal Palace (a)November 24: Chelsea (h)December 1: Arsenal (a)December 5: Southampton (h)December 8: Leicester (a)December 15: Burnley (h)December 22: Everton (a)December 26: Bournemouth (h)December 29: Wolves (h) no dice punished possible standings crackers last_img read more

first_imgBy Tabitha McCoy, MSFlickr [120225-A-ZZ999-068 by Minnnesota National Guard, February 25, 2012, CC BY ND 2.0]For many military service members and their families, deployments, geographical separations, and long distance relationships are a way of life. Understanding how vital communication is when separated, many military families utilize Skype or other online video conferencing technologies as a means to stay connected during long periods apart. But what about when it comes to parenting?  How does Skype influence a service member’s ability to foster meaningful relationships with their children through long periods of separation?  As military service professionals we recognize the importance of parental connection, especially when a service member is away.  Thanks to technology we are now equipped with tools such as Skype that help foster communication and connection during long periods of separation.  However as wonderful as technology may be, parenting via Skype does not come without it’s own unique set of barriers.  For starters, we are talking about utilizing Skype as a means to communicate and connect with children, sometimes very young children, perhaps even toddlers. Talking with a child versus an adult over Skype is going to look much different and while parenting in itself is no easy task, parenting over Skype can be even harder. In the article Parenting Over Skype: 7 Lessons from Military Families, readers are given lessons on how to effectively incorporate Skype as a way to stay connected during periods of separation as well as how to over come some of those unique barriers. Have reasonable expectationsDon’t push itFind ways to be part of your child’s routineDevelop rituals togetherAsk specific questionsKeep your interactions positiveShow appreciationIt is important to remember that stress levels can be high for military families during long periods of separation and feeling disconnected will only further hinder a service member’s ability to parent over Skype.  As military service professionals we can easily incorporate these lessons into our conversations with the military families we serve, helping parents to foster meaningful connections with their children…even over Skype. This post was written by Tabitha McCoy, MS, a clinical service professional at FamilyWorks Therapy Clinic at Valdosta State University and a member of the MFLN Family Development team.  The Family Development Teams aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more