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BENCH WARRANT HUGS RAIL AND WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A NOSE UNDER BAZE; SADLER TRAINEE TRANSITIONS FROM 1 1/16 MILES GRADE I LOS AL FUTURITY TO WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015)–Bench Warrant took a steep drop in class, tried turf for the first time and cut back in distance to take Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose under Tyler Baze, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:13.19.Fourth to highly regarded Kentucky Derby prospect Dortmund in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, the John Sadler-conditioned Bench Warrant hugged the rail throughout and was just up to nip Jazzy Josh and Victor Espinoza on the wire. The second choice in a field of eight 3-year-olds at 2-1, Bench Warrant paid $6.20, $3.80 and $2.80.A close fifth crossing the dirt at the top of the lane behind fractions of 21.50, 44.39 and 1:07.31, Bench Warrant, a Kentucky-bred colt by Street Boss, got his second win from four starts and with the winner’s share of $34,800, he increased his earnings to $116,760. Bench Warrant is owned by Doubledown Stables, Inc.“I know how good he is now,” said Baze. “I can’t wait, he’s still learning. He did get a little intimidated today. Victor was about three off the rail and then he came down and didn’t leave a whole lot of room for us. He’s a nice horse with a will to win. He handled the turf great, very push button. He’s on fire when I ask him.” (The temporary inner rail was set at 24 feet).Breaking from the rail, Jazzy Josh showed good speed and just lost in a head-bob on the wire. Off at 9-2, he paid $5.20 and $3.60.It was a length and a half back to Diamond Majesty, who rallied late for the show under Flavien Prat. Off at 7-1, Diamond Majesty paid $4.00 to show.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

USAID-IWASH Program Delivers Materials to Prevent Potential Ebola Spread

first_imgAlong the Liberia-Guinea border, where six suspected Ebola cases have occurred, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Program is delivering materials to prevent potential spread of the disease. Materials have been distributed to health facilities that are on the “front line” in responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Foya District border region in Lofa County.The IWASH team, with staff from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Lofa County Health Team) and the Ministry of Public Works, visited 3 clinics and the District Hospital in Foya, delivering gloves, face masks, and disinfectant, soap.Clinics visited were the Porluma, Sulormba, and Mendikorma clinics in the Foya District.Materials were delivered for launching a Hygiene Promotion Campaign in the clinics and surrounding communities to promote healthy behaviors to prevent disease transmission.Mr. Piet Devries, the Chief of Party of the IWASH Program, said “We met with the WHO surveillance team and the District Health Officer to discuss the priorities and then began supplying facilities closest to the border”.The work has continued with the Community-based Hygiene Promotion with Community Health Volunteers.The focus of the IWASH-GoL intervention is to create awareness among communities about basic health and hygiene practices such as hand washing with soap, limited human contacts, avoiding direct contacts with and eating of raw bush meat, and the treatment of water with WaterGuard or other treatment products before drinking.The intervention is also geared towards supporting health workers in the area with protective working materials such as gloves, and nose masks.A total of over 500 pairs of hand gloves, 4,000 posters on hand washing messages, 300 bars of soap, 160 cartons of WaterGuard and other assorted materials such as chlorine, jerry cans, t-shirts with health messages have been mobilized and distribution started.IWASH has been working with Government of Liberia partners in Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties for 4 years. It is implemented by Global Communities – Partners for Good (formerly CHF International) and Population Services International (PSI). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Farm Bureau policy committee begins work

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentTwenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau’s delegates during the state annual meeting in December.  In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, subject matter experts and Farm Bureau staff on topics such as the shortage of large animal veterinarians, Ohio’s fertilizer guidelines, managing nutrient loss, education policy, infrastructure funding, engagement in the Ohio Power Siting evaluation process, deer and wildlife management, abandoned railways and trails, land conservation programs and industrial hemp. The policy committee consists of 10 members from Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees and 10 representatives of county Farm Bureaus.   The committee is chaired by Ohio Farm Bureau First Vice President Bill Patterson of Chesterland and includes OFBF President Frank Burkett of Massillon and Treasurer Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington. State trustees on the committee are Roger Baker of Wooster, Nathan Brown of Hillsboro, Paul Davidson of Newark, Bill Waddle of Springfield, Al Miller of Marietta, Lane Osswald of Eldorado and Kyle Smith of South Vienna.County Farm Bureau representatives are Adele Flynn of Lorain County, John Grafton of Jefferson County, Rebekah Headings of Madison County, Rachel Heimerl of Licking County, Kent McGovern of Ashland County, Jamie Pursell of Seneca County, Jamey Rauch of Washington County,  Robert Sinn of Paulding County, Robert Suver of Clark County and Cindy Wilson of Morgan County. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

“HTTPS Now” Campaign Aims To Secure The Internet

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access, a digital freedom activist group, have partnered together to start “HTTPS Now,” a campaign to spread awareness and advocate for increased Internet security.HTTPS — Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure — HTTPS is built on HTTP and integrates the Secure Sockets Layer/Transfer Layer Security protocol to ensure data encryption over a secure channel. It provides 128- to 256-bit encryption, which means that it is virtually unhackable. “We’ve heard a lot about how malicious tools like Firesheep can be used to steal data, including passwords for email and social networking accounts,” said EFF activist Eva Galperin in a press release. “HTTPS Now is aimed at protecting users from attacks like these by spreading the word about HTTPS and how to use it correctly. HTTPS provides the minimum level of security for websites. Without it, no site can make any meaningful security or privacy guarantees to its users.”The EFF has worked with Internet browser companies to help HTTPS become more ubiquitous. It has partnered with the Tor Project on “HTTPS Everywhere,” a security tool for the Firefox browser that encrypts a users’ browsing and changes it from HTTP to HTTPS whenever possible. The HTTPS movement is gaining more traction lately with a series of high-profile hacks forcing the hands of websites and social networks. Facebook issued an “HTTPS always-on” option after CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s account was broken into and Twitter recently created an option to always use HTTPS when using Twitter.com shortly after uber-user Ashton Kutcher’s account was hacked.“We want to make it easier for web users to get the security they need and deserve, but we can’t do it alone. We need an accurate picture of the state of HTTPS on the Internet. After that, we can target website operators and make it easy for them to update their sites,” said Jochai Ben-Avie of Access. “Working together, we can all be safer from identity theft, security threats, viruses, and other things that come from an insecure Internet.” dan rowinski Tags:#security#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Wanted: Retrofit Strategy for S.F.’s Quirky Housing Mix

first_imgBack in December, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced an energy efficiency financing proposal that would, like similar programs in other municipalities, offer loans to homeowners and owners of commercial buildings for green retrofits, with repayment obligations attached to the property’s tax bill.Known as the San Francisco Sustainable Financing Program (SF2), the initiative would cover not only energy efficiency and renewable-energy upgrades, but also water conservation improvements. The plan calls for raising loan funds through a private-market source, rather than a publicly funded bond measure, and would tap into state and federal grant sources, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The city would work with Renewable Funding, an Oakland, California-based municipal financing company that specializes in administering Property Assessed Clean Energy programs of the type recently approved for statewide adoption in New York.Making sense of residential energy performance in S.F.No question SF2 could become an important tool for the city as it aggressively strives to reduce its carbon emissions. Another, related issue that needs to be addressed, though, is the often quirky nature of San Francisco’s housing stock, where old Victorians, barrel-front Edwardians, slapped-together contemporaries, and tall apartment buildings commingle in almost every neighborhood. As a recent post by blog site Mission Local noted, many of these formerly single-family homes have, over the decades, been divided up into two or more units, and were built according to 80-year-old construction standards on relatively small, zero-lot-line parcels. They are, in other words, drafty, prone to moisture problems, and configured in ways that hobble the usefulness of established energy models. What’s more, the owners of multiunit buildings, one local home-energy auditor pointed out, aren’t the ones paying the utility bills in the buildings they own, and so won’t necessarily be motivated to spend money on energy efficiency upgrades.But the auditor also noted that project-by-project data would be useful to help sort through the variables peculiar to homes in the city. (The mix of buildings there isn’t all that different from what you’ll find elsewhere in the Bay Area, including Oakland and Berkeley, but those towns see plenty of warm summer days, which in San Francisco are much rarer than earthquakes.) As it turns out, the city’s board of supervisors budget and finance committee last week approved two grants that will pay for studies of the most cost-effective ways to handle residential energy efficiency retrofits.The full board will consider approval of grants totaling $425,000 to help launch what is being called the Zero Energy Homes Program, which will include development of “typical zero energy paths” for retrofits of various types of homes and the publication of the information on the Web, according to the city’s manager of energy efficiency, Cal Broomhead. The program also will help define residential retrofit rules and provide guidelines for contractor training.The city has already had success with its GoSolarSF program, which offers incentives for building owners to install solar power systems and is credited with helping double the number of installations in the city in the year after the program’s 2008 introduction. Installations in the city are tracked on this “San Francisco Solar Map,” which includes links to further information about the GoSolarSF program.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7

first_imgPH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AAfter missing last week’s list, the pacesetter for the MVP plum returned with a bang.Against cellar-dweller Mapua, the Pirates followed the lead of CJ Perez, with him not only getting it done in the offense but also anchoring the team’s choking defense.His performance was so steady that even the team’s third stringers got a piece of the action en route to their dominant 97-74 blowout victory.Perez, though, acknowledges that the season is just getting started and the rest of the league will be out to deal Lyceum its first defeat come the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(3) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWith Kent Salado taking a back seat on offense, Levi dela Cruz took the baton and ran with it as he set a career-high performance to help Arellano nab the 87-81 win over St. Benilde.The 22-year-old transferee has come out of Salado’s shadows to emerge as the key component in helping the Chiefs break out of their four-game losing slump.If dela Cruz continues this tear, we may just be seeing the start of a possible second coming of Arellano’s lethal guard combo of the past.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(4) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers19 points (4/13 3PT), 3 reboundsLast Week: N/A Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ How rude could Tey Teodoro be?He even went to San Sebastian to remind everybody why he’s one of the deadliest snipers in the league, silencing the home crowd with his three-pointers from the parking lot to help JRU secure the 73-62 victory and extend its winning run to three straight games.But echoing coach Vergel Meneses, he needs more consistent performance from Teodoro like this one if the Heavy Bombers want to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(5) Lervin Flores – F, Arellano Chiefs14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASurprising as it was, Lervin Flores makes his first appearance in this list for the season thanks to his steady contributions for Arellano in its skid-busting conquest over St. Benilde.The veteran forward has finally shown what he’s capable of, commanding the Chiefs’ defense after a woeful start this season.Coach Jerry Codiñera’s offense will always revolve around Salado, but Flores’ efforts must always be there if last year’s runner-up wants to make it to the semifinals in the long run.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(6) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas14 points, 20 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 blocksLast Week: 3Perpetual may have went on a two-game losing slide to end the first round, but Prince Eze’s contributions shouldn’t be discarded.The Nigerian remains as a force to be reckoned with down low, keeping the Altas in the game despite losing in the end to EAC. Read Next Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments MOST READ Torrential rains couldn’t stop the NCAA this week that even the oft-postponed triple-header finally pushed through on Friday.And after it’s said and done, we are left with only two games to wrap up the first round on Tuesday, with last year’s Final Four teams wrapping up their first round assignments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAs for our list, the usual suspects did come back, churning out strong performances as they seek a spot in the annual midseason festivities that is the All-Star Game.With that being said, here’s our list of the week’s best players. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Sidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(1) Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals21 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWithout Hamadou Laminou to bank on, coach Ariel Sison has made it clear that EAC must double, if not triple, its effort if it wants to progress to the Final Four.And one of the measures he did was to squeeze out all the minutes Sidney Onwubere could give him.On Friday, the Fil-Nigerian forward showed that he’s more than ready to the task, leading the Generals to a gutsy 61-57 win over Perpetual to finish the first round and show why he has to be included in the discussions for the MVP plum.As daunting as the task may be, Onwubere may have to live with the reality that he’s going to need to give everything he has if EAC wants to make it to the last dance.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eze, however, could not carry the load alone as coach Jimwell Gican needs to challenge his locals, especially Gab Dagangon and GJ Ylagan, to come to Perpetual’s aid if it wants to churn out a late drive in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(7) Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags18 points (5/8 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/ACoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon is a secret no more.Jayson David finally lived up to the hype of his mentor, going bonkers from beyond the arc despite San Sebastian losing to JRU.What better way for him to explode than on his home floor, where he stepped up for the undermanned Golden Stags, which sorely missed the presence of leader Michael Calisaan.David, though, has to prove that he’s not a one-game wonder as he needs to sustain this showing once San Sebastian springs back to action in the second round.last_img read more

17 days agoSpurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettinoby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen concedes Tottenham are going through a crisis period.Last season’s Champions League finalists have experience a disastrous few weeks.Denmark midfielder Eriksen says, “It’s the hardest period under him (manager Mauricio Pochettino). In my first season at the club it was a little up and down with the coach, but after Pochettino took over, it has almost been only success stories.”It’s a tough time for everyone. Both for people from outside and for the club.”In all clubs there is pressure when you lose. It’s on us players, too, because it’s not just the coach’s fault, since it’s us playing football.” last_img read more

Brooke Shields To Be Honored With Outstanding Mother Award

first_imgThe National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor four exceptional women who balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of motherhood at the 36th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.The luncheon ceremony will be held on May 8, 2014 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York. For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org or call 212-549-6421.Mistress of ceremonies Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc., and a 2010 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will present this year’s awards to:• Brooke Shields, Actress and New York Times Best Selling Author • Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning • Jill Granoff, CEO, Vince. • Mary Dillon, CEO, ULTA Beauty“These remarkable women serve as an inspiration for their outstanding ability to balance successful careers, commitment to philanthropy, and dedication to their families,” said Laurie Dowley, Chairperson of the National Mother’s Day Committee. “We are thrilled to celebrate them as our 2014 Outstanding Mother Award Honorees.”As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $33 million to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.Proceeds of the 2014 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.The National Mother’s Day Committee is an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council and exists for the sole purpose of conferring “Outstanding Mother” Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our society. The Council, a non-profit, all volunteer, non commercial, organization through its Committees, donates funds raised with presentations of its Annual Awards to meaningful family related philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and family. Past honorees have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy and Vera Wang. For more information, please visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org.last_img read more

AAP will fight and win LS polls on its own Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Ruling out any alliance with the Congress, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday announced that his party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on its own and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling BJP’s electoralpromise of granting full statehood to Delhi. Asserting that the upcoming polls will be fought on the issue of full statehood, Kejriwal criticised Modi for not fulfilling this promise as mentioned in BJP’s 2014 manifesto. “It amounts to cheating. They [BJP] should come clean,” Kejriwal said. “The ongoing general elections are also a part of the mass movement for full statehood for Delhi.last_img

Samsung takes on Xiaomi sells 2 mn Galaxy A phones

first_imgNew Delhi: Taking on Chinese player Xiaomi big time, South Korean tech giant Samsung sold two million phones in its mid-price segment Galaxy A series in India in just 40 days starting March 1, earning a revenue of $500 million. Samsung is targeting $4 billion in revenues from its Galaxy A series of phones this year. Earlier this month, it announced Galaxy A20, its fourth smartphone in the Galaxy A series this year. Galaxy A20 is available in India at Rs 12,490. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year In March, Samsung launched galaxy A10 at Rs 8,490, A 30 at Rs.16,990 and A50 in two variants – one at Rs 19,990 and the other at Rs 22,990. “In the first 40 days starting March 1, we have sold a total of two million units of three Galaxy A models in India – A50, A30 and A10. The revenue turnover from these three phones in 40 days is $500 million,” Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Samsung India, told IANS on Monday. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “I think this a record for any brand in the industry,” Singh added. “When the rest of the portfolio in A series becomes available, we are sure of not only achieving but exceeding our target,a the Samsung executive said, adding that the A series phones will continue to be available across the channels – both online and offline. Samsung India is now gearing up to launch the Galaxy A70 smartphone with triple camera system next week and the Galaxy A80 with rotating camera in May. “We will launch the Galaxy A70 in India next week in Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 bracket and the Galaxy A80 in the Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000 bracket in May,” Singh said. Samsung earlier announced that it would launch at least one phone every month from March to June this year.last_img read more