RIDDEN BY CASTELLANO, FAVORED ZINDAYA SAVES GROUND AND SURGES TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES; BROWN TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.38

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

Jamaica, Barbados on course for title decider

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Jamaica and hosts Barbados carved out contrasting wins to remain unbeaten in the Caribbean Netball Association’s Jean Pierre Youth Championship here Tuesday.While the Jamaicans edged out a determined St Lucia 25-24, Barbados romped to a comfortable 31-12 victory over arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago at the Barbados Netball Stadium, on the outskirts of the city.The results left Jamaica and Barbados on course for title-deciding clash on for tomorrow’s final day of the competition.The junior Sunshine Girls were forced to battle against the St Lucians and held narrow leads of 6-4 after the first quarter and 12-10 at half-time.St Lucia, however, fought back in the third quarter to tie the scores at 16, heading into the decisive final quarter.Jamaica were led by goal shoot Lori Daley, who dominated the final quarter to finish with 12 goals from 13 attempts overall, while goal shoot Denay Thomas was a perfect eight from eight.For St Lucia, goal attack Megan Nestor tallied 19 goals from 20 attempts.Barbados, meanwhile, had no such competition, as they raced to a 9-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 15-6 advantage at half-time. The hosts again dominated the third quarter to lead 22-9 heading into the final quarter where they easily put the game to bed.MORE GOALSThey were propelled by goal shoot Tower Lord, who shot 22 from 30, while goal attack Brianna Holder chipped in with nine from 14.T&T were carried by goal attack Kadeemah Herbert, who totalled eight from 13 attempts.In other games played Tuesday, Dominica trounced Antigua and Barbuda 36-14 behind goal shoot Celena Langlaise’s 24 from 35 attempts, while Grenada easily got past Bermuda 34-19, thanks to Carlene Alexander’s 31 from 38 attempts.Jamaica and Barbados have won four straight and both have 20 points, with St Lucia in third on 12 points.last_img read more

What to expect from Steph, KD and Klay at all-star festivities

first_imgWith the NBA all-star festivities starting Friday evening, most of the Warriors’ players and coaches will take time off to recharge for the final stretch of the regular season and playoffs.That will not be the case for the Golden State’s three all-stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who will be making their 10th, sixth and fifth appearances, respectively.What might we expect from each this weekend?(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Stephen Curry: Charlotte’s MayorWhile …last_img read more

Giants’ top pitching prospect to make MLB debut against Blue Jays

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The wait is over for the top pitching prospect in the Giants’ organization.The club announced that right-hander Shaun Anderson will start and make his major league debut on Wednesday at Oracle Park against the Toronto Blue Jays.Anderson, 24, owns a 4.11 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A Sacramento and is ranked as the No. 4 prospect and the top pitcher in the Giants’ farm system according to MLB.com. Anderson spent much of spring training in big league camp with the Giants and …last_img read more

Facebook Blocks Defriender, App for Tracking Friend Removals

first_imgAn iPhone application released this week from a company called i-Doodz tracks those who have “defriended” you on the social networking site Facebook. Defriended, as the app is called, takes its name from the slang word that means “to remove from one’s list of friends (e.g. on a social networking site)”, according to Wikitionary, an open content dictionary that operates like Wikipedia for words.The Defriended app gives you an easy way to track these defriending events since Facebook itself doesn’t provide this feature – or at least that’s what the app did until Facebook blocked its operation. Apparently, the social network thinks defriending should be a private matter. As of now, the app is no longer available for download in the App Store.The way Defriended works – or rather, the way it used to work – was simple. Each time you launched the app, it would scan your Facebook friend list and compare that scan to the previous one. Any friends that went missing between scans were listed. Unfortunately, the little side project created by an i-Doodz developer was in violation of Facebook’s platform developer agreement. In section 2, Facebook warns developers that they may not circumvent the company’s “intended limitations” on core Facebook features. Specifically, it reads: “you must not notify a user that someone has removed the user as a friend.” In other words, Facebook doesn’t want you to know who doesn’t want to be your friend. Today, a message on the i-Doodz site states:Last week our developer was bored one evening, had an idea, and a few hours later uploaded the “defriended” iPhone app. it unexpectedly got a lot of attention, then subsequently Facebook blocked the app, causing it to stop working. We will be looking at how feasible it is to make the app work without a corresponding facebook app, but in the meantime if you’ve bought the app you should ask apple for a refund – and please do…we don’t really want to get money for an app you paid for and that doesn’t work. We apologise for the inconvenience.Tracking Defriending Events – A Bad IdeaWe suppose that if you were notified every time someone removed you as a friend, you might get angry or hurt – feelings Facebook wouldn’t want you to associate with their site. After all, social networking is supposed to be about making connections, not ending them… or is it? Even worse, you might contact the person doing the defriending and ask them, “Why?” This may force them to re-add you out of social politeness when really they had no longer wanted to retain the connection. Although it seems like a petty move to block Defriender from operating, it makes sense. Social networking connections are meant to mirror our real life friendships… at least that’s what Facebook thinks. As two people go their separate ways in life, friendships fade. They’re meant to. Very few people maintain a meaningful relationship with everyone they’ve ever met and became friends with throughout their life. In fact, if you tried to do so, it would be overwhelming. So while it may be nice to catch up with your best friend from junior high or your old college roommate via Facebook, after some time – and very little interaction after the first “How have you been?” – those connections should be able to fade away again just like they did in real life.Even though Facebook doesn’t alert users now when they’ve be defriended, the decision to thin the list is still a bit uncomfortable for some people. What if they notice?! Chances are, if you haven’t communicated with the person in months on end, they won’t. We promise. Still, to avoid the whole messy defriending situation in the first place, the best method is to simply not accept the friend request to begin with. That’s what the “ignore” button is for. However, if you slipped up and have contaminated your News Feed with these non-friends, it’s time to remove them. An article in the New York Times from January 2009 suggested that proper Facebook friend etiquette involves culling your friend list once per year to remove “total strangers and other hangers-on.” (We think heavy Facebook users may need to do that a little more often.) The article, an examination of our new social morals, shows how the act of defriending is just as much a part of social networking as the initial friending request is. Tracking these events via an iPhone app or any other service would be an unnecessary – and potentially painful – process. Let’s let the defriending continue quietly… the way it was intended to be. (Image credit: geek.com) Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Apple#Facebook#social networks#web center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perezlast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RBs, WRs Give Shoutouts To Fighting Irish NFL Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown

first_imgNotre Dame's Jerome Bettis.Notre Dame Jerome Bettis Tim BrownSaturday night was a good night for the Notre Dame football program. The Fighting Irish witnessed two of their former players, Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown, reach the sport’s pinnacle. Bettis, who played running back at ND from 1990-92, and Brown, a wide receiver in South Bend, Ind., from 1984-87, were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. This morning, Notre Dame’s current running backs and wide receivers gave shoutouts to Bettis and Brown for their achievements. One more shoutout to our Hall of Famers ( @JeromeBettis36 & @81TimBrown ) from our RBs/WRs. #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/kazzqZVd3E— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 9, 2015Bettis and Brown are certainly two players the current Notre Dame student-athletes should be aspiring to emulate. Notre Dame opens its season Sept. 5 against Texas.last_img read more

Paul McCartney To Perform At Robin Hood Benefit

first_imgPaul McCartney and The Robin Hood Foundation today announced that McCartney and his band will be performing at Robin Hood’s annual benefit, to be held May 12 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization and every dollar raised at the benefit will go to support the most effective poverty-fighting programs throughout the five boroughs.Paul McCartney is no stranger to Robin Hood. Immediately following the 9/11, he generously donated his legendary talents to the Concert for New York City, which raised more than $36 million to provide direct financial assistance to the families of victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. In addition, the money raised provided emergency assistance and support, as well as long-term mental health care and other health services to First Responders, their families and low-income New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of the attacks.More recently, McCartney headlined the Robin Hood 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, which raised more than $50 million in one night to help front-line organizations that were helping victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.“I know that with Robin Hood 100% of the money raised goes right to the organizations helping people on the edge,” said Mr. McCartney. “As an honorary New Yorker, I’m proud to help Robin Hood continue their efforts to help the neediest people get the support and tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.”“All of us at Robin Hood are honored to have Paul perform at our Benefit,” said David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood. We know from past experience he will blow the doors off the Javits Center with a musical performance that should not be missed; we continue to be overwhelmed by Paul’s generosity of spirit and his willingness to use his incredible talents to aid New Yorkers in need.”Please contact Debbie Fife at 212-245-6570 × 20 or [email protected] for tickets and table information.last_img read more