Summertime Fun and Games at St. Leo’s Carnival

first_imgLINCROFT – St. Leo The Great Roman Catholic Church kicked off the summer fair season with its largest fundraiser of the year, the carnival, held June 17 through 22. The fair was packed with a sea of students fresh out of school as well as their families, friends and fellow parishioners. There were colorful classic rides, games of chance and summertime favorites like sausage and pepper sandwiches, zeppoles and ice cream for fairgoers to enjoy. A super 50/50 yielded $17,360 to the first-place winner. Photos by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016)–Favored Zindaya saved ground throughout, split horses turning for home and surged the final three sixteenths of a mile to take the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by a half length on Sunday at Santa Anita.  Trained by Chad Brown, the Belmont Park-based Zindaya got a flat mile on turf in 1:34.38.“I tried to save all the ground I could,” said Castellano, America’s Eclipse Champion Jockey the past three years, who also guided Brown’s New Money Honey to victory in Friday’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  “We thought the six (Hillhouse High) would go and she did.  I just tried to follow her and when we swung out at the top of the lane, she gave me a powerful kick.”Off at even money in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up, Zindaya paid $4.00, $2.80 and $2.40.  A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by More Than Ready, she picked up her sixth win from 15 starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $561,240.“It’s special,” said Bob Edwards, who races as E Five Racing Thoroughbreds, which also owns New Money Honey.  “She’s our first ever stakes winner.  (Zindaya won her first stakes at Belmont in May, 2015, which was also Edwards’ first stakes win as an owner).  “Javier has done a great job with her and Chad has done a great job with her…This is my first time out here.  It’s been a pretty good year and winning this race makes a big difference.”California-bred Tiz a Kiss sat second the entire trip under Kent Desormeaux and battled tenaciously throughout, finishing second, a nose in front of Hillhouse High.  Off at 10-1, Tiz a Kiss paid $7.60 and $5.00.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Hillhouse High set fractions of 23.43, 47.47, 1:11.85 and 1:23.14.  Off at 17-1, she paid $7.80 to show.Sunday is closing day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet.  Live racing returns to Arcadia the day after Christmas, Dec. 26.last_img read more


first_imgMAN CITY VS SUNDERLANDMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV, FERNANDINHO, FERNANDO, DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING, AGUEROSUNDERLAND (5-3-2)DEFOE, WATMORE, JOHNSON, M’VILA, TOIVONEN, VAN AANHOLT, KABOUL, O’SHEA, COATES, JONES, PANTILIMONOn Monday, Manchester City lost 2-1 to Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, leaving them in third place and six points behind leaders Leicester City.It further highlighted City’s problems away from home.; of their 33 goals in the Premier League this season, no fewer than 25 have come at the Etihad Stadium.Sunderland, meanwhile, have lost their last three and five of their last seven, results that leave the Black Cats in the relegation zone, in 19th place. And they arrive at the Etihad Stadium where they have never won in the Premier League.In 11 visits to City’s home ground, Sunderland have lost nine and drawn two. They last won at City in January 1998 in the second tier.And Sunderland have picked up just five points in their last 11 Premier League away games, winning one, drawing two and losing eight. The Black Cats have also conceded the most goals (33) and have allowed their opponents the most shots on target (106) in the Premier League this season.City recalled Sergio Aguero for the Arsenal game though, after three games out, he lasted just over an hour before being replaced. City were still without Vincent Komapny but the captain could return in time to face Sunderland.Fernando and Pablo Zabaleta also missed the Emirates match and will undergo tests. But Samir Nasri is still absent.Sunderland, meanwhile, will miss Jack Rodwell after the midfielder collected his fifth yellow card of the season, at Chelsea. Sebastian Larsson is also missing while Lee Cattermole a doubt after missing the last game with a back problem.last_img read more

Clippers’ Avery Bradley to Grizzlies for JaMychal Green, Garrett Temple

first_imgFILE – Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Malik Beasley #25 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Clippers have acquired forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple from Memphis in exchange for guard Avery Bradley.Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, says Green is a “high-energy big who has become an excellent outside shooter. He says Temple is a versatile defender.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Porn website to sponsor French rugby match Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Green averaged 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 41 games for Memphis this season. The 28-year-old forward has been shooting 48 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range, and 79 percent from the free-throw line.Temple started 49 games for the Grizzlies this season, averaging career highs in points (9.4) and rebounds (3.1).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBradley averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 49 games for the Clippers this season.The Clippers also waived center Marcin Gortat, who averaged 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 47 games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 34-year-old Polish veteran was in his first season with the Clippers, playing an average of 16 minutes.Gortat is a 12-year NBA veteran who has also had stints in Orlando, Phoenix and Washington.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Women Voices Publisher, Fiancé Arrested for US$33,000 Theft

first_imgThe proprietress and publisher of the Women Voices Newspaper, Madam Helen Gbeh Nah and her fiancé, Joshua Osadagbonyi, an IT Personnel at the United Bank of Africa (UBA) – Broad Street branch, have been arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) for alleged theft of US$33,199 from the Bank and are expected to appear in Court today.The Director of Press and Public Affairs of the LNP, Sam Collins, said Mr. Osadagbonyi and his fiancée, Madam Nah collectively used the money to purchase an A-1 printing machine for her company — Truly Yours, Inc. — the publishers of the Women Voices Newspaper. Mr. Collins told journalists in a press conference yesterday at the LNP headquarters that first defendant Osadagbonyi has been charged with the commission of “theft of property, money laundering and forgery.”He stated that second defendant Helen Gbeh Nah was duly charged with the commission of “theft of property, aiding and consummation of crime and criminal facilitation”, in violation of Chapters 15, 10 and 12 sections 15.51; 15.81; 15.70 12.5 and 10.2 respectively of the revised Penal Law of Liberia.“The two were arrested and informed of their Miranda Rights thorough investigations conducted as a result of complaints filed by Madam Majek Polorunsho, Executive Director and Archie Sheriff, Country Chief Inspector respectively of UBA-Liberia,” Mr. Collins said. “During the investigation, the two defendants were represented by Atty. Festus K. Nowon of Dugbor Law Firm. This marked their second arrest after the gathering of evidence and preparation of the Police Charge Sheet,” he said.He added: “Defendant Osadagbonyi confessed that he hacked into the Western Union platform and executed the fraudulent transaction and engaged some agents to withdraw the funds, totaling US$33,199.00 and deposited it in Helen’s account and said money including hers, totaled to 35,187.19 was sent to the USA for payment for printing equipment.”According to the Police Charge Sheet number 4906, defendant Osadagbonyi admitted his involvement to Police investigators. He claimed that he disabled the Western Union Server/Application and immediately activated an account with an unknown user he had created to transfer US$33,199 to various banks in Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria respectively.He told police investigators that he later used some individuals in the three countries to withdraw the money, which he later deposited, into Helen G. Nah’s account at the UBA.“In furtherance of his statement, defendant Osadagbonyi stated that during the fraudulent transaction, he was the sender as well as the receiver of the cash. “Defendant Osadagbonyi further revealed that when he received the US$33,199, he deposited same into Helen G. Nah’s account (004127956981) at UBA for the purpose of purchasing a printing machine from the United States,” according to the Police Charge Sheet.As for defendant Nah, according to the charge sheet, she chose to remain silent when she was asked with reference to her involvement or knowledge of the money that was credited to her account.The Police Charge Sheet further said investigations also uncovered huge deposits at another account owned and managed by defendant Nah, bearing account number 53030160005670.The Press Union of Liberia, represented at the press conference by its Vice President, Jallah Grayfield, has not yet commented on the arrest, charges and detention of the Women Voices publisher. Nah declares innocenceMeanwhile, from her jail cell, Ms. Nah disclaimed the report by the Liberia National Police linking her to crimes of theft of property and criminal facilitation.She described her arrest as a witch-hunt, principally intended to destroy her hard earned character she suffered to build over the years.According to her, the Truly Yours General Merchandise Business, which publishes the Women Voices Newspaper has an account with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and currently has in the account the amount of US$35,000. “We have all relevant receipts to proof our deposits made over the years,” she said. Having confirmed that Joshua is her friend, Nah said that she at no time conspired with him to steal from the bank.According to her, Joshua took advantage of the confidence she reposed in him to transact on her behalf at the bank since he was in the employ of UBA.She however says she has documents to prove that Joshua has begun paying back monies stolen from the bank, through the Monrovia City Court at the temple of Justice.‘Witch-hunt from higher-up’Ms. Nah also detailed that when she inquired why she was being arrested, she was informed by the officers who arrested her that the order to have her arrested came from the higher-up.She accused the LNP’s administration of going after her and was doing everything possible to implicate her in this saga due to a news story published by the Women Voices in which junior officers accused police authorities of misusing their Ebola allowances.After that publication, Helen indicated that she was invited to the Headquarters of the LNP for questioning, a situation that led to her being harassed and intimidated, and was later released after the intervention of the Press Union of Liberia and her legal counselor, Cllr. Syrenius Cephus.Since then, she said there has been a sour relationship between the LNP and the Women Voices management.She told reporters that she is prepared to face her accusers in court so as to exonerate herself of all charges levied against her by the UBA and the LNP. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Special avalanche warning issued for this weekend

first_imgThe Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a special avalanche warning for most of B.C., including the Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge areas.The warning applies to the North Rockes (including areas around MacKenzie, Chetwynd, Pine Pass, Tumbler Ridge and Kakwa Provincial Park).The main concern is weak layers deeply buried in the snowpack. With up to two metres of new snow sitting on a fragile layer. CAC Public Avalanche Warning Services Manager Karl Klassen says “That new snow is starting to settle so natural avalanche activity is slowing down. Without natural avalanches as a warning sign, and with the settled snow offering easier traveling conditions, backcountry users may be tempted to push into more aggressive terrain, which could be a deadly choice.”- Advertisement -The Canadian Avalanche Centre is urging all recreational backcountry users to stay away from large, steep and complex slopes.If you do go into the backcountry, stick to small, simple terrain below tree line and stay out of the avalanche runout zones.Everyone in the party needs an avalanche beacon, probe and shovel and at least basic avalanche training. Group leaders need advanced training and everyone should check the current conditions at before heading out. Advertisementlast_img read more

City Council boosts cash for tenants

first_imgBut housing advocates and other council members pushed for a shorter tenancy period and a faster implementation, so more renters served with eviction notices could qualify for the higher rate immediately. On Wednesday, Councilman Herb Wesson agreed to lower the tenancy requirement so renters who live in their units three years or more will receive the higher fees. “What I am asking is that we approve this unanimously so the minute we do that there will be almost double the relocation benefits for almost every tenant in Los Angeles,” Wesson said. Under the new program, low-income tenants and those who lived in a unit at least three years would receive the highest fees: $9,040 for most tenants and $17,080 for qualified tenants, including the disabled, elderly and parents of young children. Tenants who have lived in the unit for less than three years would receive $6,810, with qualified tenants receiving $14,850. The two-tier system was requested by some landlords and developers who wanted to cut some of the relocation expense while providing maximum assistance to the most vulnerable tenants. However, some council members and the president of the Planning Commission worry the two-tier system will create another layer of government bureaucracy and make some landlords reluctant to rent to low-income tenants who would receive hefty relocation packages. They wanted all tenants to get the higher figures, regardless of income and length of tenancy. Planning Commission President Jane Usher, who was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, said her panel found it would be cheaper and easier to pay all tenants the same amount. “We simply wanted to get the money into the hands of people who are going to be relocated and we wanted it to be done with as few questions and as quickly as possible so that they could move on with their lives,” Usher told the council Wednesday. To ease some concerns, the two-tier system will end in July 2008 and offer the higher fees to all evicted tenants unless the City Council renews it. The new program was passed unanimously, and the mayor is expected to sign off on it. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! To ease the pain of being evicted from apartments being converted to condos, the Los Angeles City Council finalized a new tenant relocation program Wednesday that will double the amount of money ousted tenants now receive and help them find new units. It is the first major increase in relocation assistance since 2004 and comes after more than 12,000 rent-controlled units have been demolished or converted to condos in the past five years. The trend has raised concerns about the loss of affordable housing and the challenge evicted tenants have in finding comparable housing in a tight rental market. Last week, the council tentatively approved a two-tier system that requires those evicting tenants to pay higher relocation fees for low-income tenants and those who have lived in the building for more than five years. last_img read more

Video: Proof Rose is better than Spurs stars Kane and Eriksen?

first_imgThere were some people who claimed the wheels had come off Tottenham’s season following their weekend defeat at Manchester United.But there were no such problems as some of the first team squad took part in a very special crossbar challenge at the training ground.Could anyone hit the target? Check out the video to find out…last_img

Everton hat-trick hero, Liverpool keeper question, Saints’ title winner and more quiz questions

first_img Steven Naismith celebrates his hat-trick 1 Bournemouth v Man United is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 12 December.Have a crack at talkSPORT’s last quiz before the big one testing your knowledge of football in 2015.On Sunday 13 December Aston Villa v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT – click here to listen.NOTE: The first question should read ‘Steven Naismith’ and not ‘Gary Naismith’.About | Privacy | Termslast_img

The Warm Up with Jon Richardson and Matt Forde – Saturday, January 2

first_imgA lighthearted look at the weekend’s sporting action with comedy duo Jon Richardson and Matt Forde.last_img