1 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 18) 16% 45% 7 18% 49% 4 Money Won 10% 40% Win% Rafael Bejarano45 Martin Pedroza22 6 5 10 7 6 2 Philip D’Amato31 $135,715 17% 2 1st ACCELERATE IN BULLET BREEZE FOR RICH PEGASUS 3 $372,973 Joel Rosario72 12 3rd Assael Espinoza40 4 26% 29% Flavien Prat74 Doug O’Neill47 Drayden Van Dyke56 $63,966 ACCELERATE WORKS FIVE FURLONGS FOR PEGASUS WORLD CUPBreeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his final local workout at 6:30 this morning before shipping to Florida for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park a week from today, on Jan. 26.With assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard, Accelerate whisked five furlongs over a fast track in a bullet 58.80 well within himself to the satisfaction of John Sadler, who trains the son of Lookin At Lucky for principal clients Kosta and Peter Hronis.It was the fastest of 45 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:01.25, with the second-fastest nearly a full second slower at 59.60.“The track has a good bottom to it,” said Sadler, who had contemplated working Sunday had the surface not been to his liking after enduring 3 ½ inches of rain Monday into Thursday.“It’s still got a little moisture in it and I wanted to go on Saturday all along. We got here and walked on it about four in the morning and felt it was pretty good, so cross your fingers and off we go.”BAFFERT EYES SANTA ANITA HANDICAP WITH McKINZIEBob Baffert confirmed this morning that multiple Grade I winner McKinzie will pass the Pegasus World Cup next Saturday and point for Santa Anita’s marquee race for older horses, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter on March 9, using the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Feb. 2 as a steppingstone to the Big Cap.“We’re going to run here if all’s well,” the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer said.Baffert would be seeking his sixth victory in the Big Cap, having won it with General Challenge in 2000; Misremembered in 2010; and three times with Game On Dude, in 2011, 2013 and 2014.McKinzie, a bay son of Street Sense, is coming off an impressive victory by nearly five lengths in the Grade I Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs on Dec. 26. He had won three graded stakes last year before finishing a disappointing 12th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 3.STILL YOUNG AT HEART, DESORMEAUX NEARS 6,000 WINSWith his half-length victory on Imperial Creed for trainer Michael McCarthy in Friday’s second race, Kent Desormeaux moved within three of 6,000 career wins in North America.“Whoda thunk it?” joshed the three-time Kentucky Derby winner and Hall of Fame member who turns 49 on Feb. 27. “Really, it is exciting, but it’s hard to imagine.“I know one thing: they don’t come easy, and the last two months, it seems like it’s taking forever.”GUARANTEED $2 MILLION SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT TODAYIn an unprecedented move, Santa Anita Park has announced it would be guaranteeing a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for eight consecutive racing days, beginning today and up until a mandatory Jackpot payout (pending CHRB approval) on Feb. 2.Fans are advised that the $2 million Jackpot guarantees will be in effect until Feb. 2, providing there is no Single Ticket winner in the interim.With 10-race cards being offered through the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, first post time Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be 12 noon.Although there has been no turf racing since Sunday due to heavy rains earlier in the week, Santa Anita has four races originally scheduled on turf to be run today.The Jackpot guarantee aside, there is a “live money” pool of $918,801 in Saturday’s Rainbow Six, which will begin with race five, with an assigned post time of 2:02 p.m. PT.For additional racing information and specifics on Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:ACCELERATE’S FINAL PREP AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL CATAPULT’S FINAL WORK AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALPAVEL’S 6 FURLONG WORK (BOUND FOR DUBAI)PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2 PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3“QUICK QUESTIONS” WITH RICHARD MANDELLA“SHEDROW STROLL” WITH BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MARFINISH LINES: Richard Baltas has engaged Tyler Gaffalione to ride San Gabriel Stakes winner Next Shares in the $7 million Pegasus Turf Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The jockey guided Next Shares to a 23-1 upset victory in the Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland last Oct. 6 . . . Mario Gutierrez, who won his first race of the meet Friday aboard California Journey for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, has been named on Whooping Jay for leading trainer Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on the grass. Whooping Jay worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 handily from the gate today, one of 26 head O’Neill breezed this morning . . . Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be Dollar Day at Santa Anita, with beer and soda on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2. First post time will be 12 noon . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 24, at Santa Anita. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website ( webcast). The agenda and package of materials for this meeting also are available on the website…ANOTHER GREY PANTHER! Not to be outdone by Paddock Captain John Shear, who celebrated his 98th birthday in a Winner’s Circle ceremony following yesterday’s sixth race, iconic Santa Anita usher Dick Warren celebrated his own birthday yesterday–number 92. Mr. Warren has been working at The Great Race Place since 1948 and his son, Bobby Warren, can be seen each day raising the flag one hour before first post time during the National Anthem in the track’s Infield. Richard Mandella10 14% 4 23% 4 Mark Glatt19 Brice Blanc24 14% Ruben Fuentes35 $120,911 $156,520 $368,497 6 McKINZIE PASSES PEGASUS, POINTS FOR THE BIG CAP 0 3 $127,897 7 2nd 5 18% 3 $198,312 Tyler Baze73 Peter Miller43 3 $342,031 9% $150,610 $546,896 55% $121,340 4 6 4 40% $223,139 Vladimir Cerin18 $415,040 4 0 2 14 12 4 3 5 47% 8% Tiago Pereira42 5 8 Steve Knapp18 5 27% 78% 43% 1 Edwin Maldonado27 $889,829 J. Keith Desormeaux25 8 15% $554,050 43% 3 $183,385 60% $389,138 8 4 $397,251 7 72% 13% 2 3 11% $79,709 $632,609 2 8 33% Richard Baltas42 6 $168,798 Win% 4 6 0 Joseph Talamo48 9 13 36% 69% 19% DESORMEAUX IS NEARING CAREER WIN NUMBER 6,000 John W. Sadler30 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 3 57% 11 33% 3rd Kent Desormeaux37 $127,497 1 4 Mike Smith25 2 ITM% 8% 5 15% 5 47% 23% 3 35% Money Won 33% $335,764 11 12 3 19% 3 1 John Shirreffs9 5 $435,585 Agapito Delgadillo21 JockeyMts 52% 6 3 $1,143,616 33% 13% 44% 6 $240,829 7 3 45% $59,017 50% 4 14 3 6 Mike Puype13 8 18% ITM% 14% 12% TrainerMts 56% 64% 18% $450,713 4 1st 46% 43% 4 22% William E. Morey22 $84,883 17% 40% 7 4 1 38% 4 21% 24% 4 4 3 51% 4 16 9 $420,586 Heriberto Figueroa66 37% 2nd Geovanni Franco54 4 24% RAINBOW PICK 6 JACKPOT GUARANTEES BEGIN TODAY 2 Jeff Mullins22 8 4 $309,820 $136,159 1 1 17 33% 6 11 Jerry Hollendorfer33 1 30% Diego Sanchez11 13% 12 Leonard Powell8 4 0 53% 4 50% $72,202
Piatti’s situation reflects the Espanyol market in recent seasons. He arrived in the first season of Chen Yansheng, on loan from Valencia. His first campaign was spectacular, with 11 goals and ten assists. The sports management, then headed by Jordi Lardín, did not hesitate to pay 1.2 million for his hiring and sign a leonino contract (agreed at the time) and ascending. Piatti’s performance failed to return to the point of the first year. More testimonial his contest in the last year of Quique Sánchez Flores, is relegated to the substitution with Joan Francesc Ferrer, Rubi, until he was injured in the cruciate ligament of the knee. After the operation with David López, he returned to play this October. But he has barely participated. The club has already tried in past markets to address its exit to reduce wage mass, but it did not occur. In these seasons, Piatti has played 95 blue and whites matches with 14 goals and 19 assists since arriving in 2016 from Valencia.Piatti’s march seems to be on track, and finally it will be the last one although there is another player from the first team who has been tempted. In this case, it is Fernando Calero. Valencia can sign a central due to the long-term withdrawal of Ezequiel Garay, and the former Valladolid is one of the options. The club ché contacted Rufete to probe the intentions of the parakeet club, which is not about the task of parting with Calero in any way. So this option would have already been ruled out.Rufete also revealed that players like Pipa and Víctor Gómez had had proposals, but that the club had also chosen to remain with Abelardo. The January market ended, but not the movements in the Espanyol squad. As Francisco Pérez Rufete, director of Professional Football, said on Tuesday, Pablo Piatti meets with the club’s permission until Thursday to sign with another entity in America. One of its possible destinations, as announced by the Cope Chain, may be the Toronto of the MLS, a competition that starts on February 29. In Europe, practically all the leagues, especially the important ones, have the market already completely closed. The other option for Piatti is in Argentina.For this to occur, the extreme must reach an economic agreement and pass the medical review. In that case, Espanyol and the Argentine would reach an agreement to terminate the contract that expires on June 30, taking into account that the player does not count for Abelardo Fernández and that his salary is one of the highest in the squad: he exceeds The gross three million.
The Argentine Federico Delbonis, the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro and the Norwegian Casper Ruud they gained on Monday their matches of the most important draw of the Argentine Open, the ATP 250 performed in Buenos Aires, and superior to the knockout levels.As a substitute, the Spaniards Pablo Andújar and Jaume Munar they had been eradicated.Delbonis surpassed Bolivian Hugo Dellien by 1-6, 6-3, and 7-5.In eighths his rival can be the native Diego Schwartzman, quantity 14 of the world, first head of sequence and runner-up of the Cordoba Open, which gained on Sunday the Chilean Christian Garín. Cuevas went to eighths by eliminating the Italian Lorenzo Sonego by a double 6-4.In the subsequent occasion it will likely be measured earlier than the Spanish Albert Ramos or the Argentine Leonardo Mayer.Monteiro beat Munar with out many issues with a double 6-3.In the spherical of 16 he’ll face the Croatian Borna Coric, fourth seeded.The opposite Spanish eradicated in this occasion, Andújar, fell to Ruud 6-2 and 6-3.The Norwegian rival will come out of the duel that can star in the Italian Marco Cecchinato and the Spanish Roberto Carballes.The Argentine Open, which is performed on clay at the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, will finish this Sunday.
…food handlers receive more trainingThe Port Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry, in its drive to safeguard the health of travellers utilising the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), has again called for good culinary hygiene to be practised during meal preparation.It has been seven years since this unit launched its campaign to ensure that meals at the airport are of international standard, and the unit is hoping to continue in this vein, since food safety concerns have been downsized over the years.Speaking during a recent Food Handlers Workshop at the CJIA, Port Health Officer (PHO) Bonita Mc Donald noted that the strongest line of defence against food-borne diseases is the health officers, who are stationed at the various ports of entry (PoE).“We perform a vitally important service to the consuming public, but the results of safety lie with the food handlers and suppliers,” she said.According to Mc Donald, food safety consciousness is aligned to personal hygiene, hence it is vital to practise tidiness at all times.The workshop participants were reminded that the human body and clothing can be major carriers of micro-organisms, thus food handlers must, at all times, maintain good hygiene and wear freshly-laundered outfits. Additionally, they must be free from all contagious diseases.“If we don’t do basic things, like brushing our teeth, showering, and being tidy, we will contaminate the food, then the customer will have a contaminated product. We want you to be selling a safe product to the customers, in this case to our departing and arriving travellers”, she said.She also said that wearing jewellery while handling food “is strictly prohibited” under the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and those of the International Health Regulations (IHR).According to the FDA, food handlers must remove all unsecured jewellery and other objects that might fall into foods. They must also remove hand jewellery that cannot be adequately sanitised during periods in which food is being manipulated by hand.“Jewellery is a carrier of germs. That is why the law forbids food handlers from wearing any form, especially wedding bands”, the PHO explained.Under international rules, food safety guidelines also require handlers to avoid handling money while handling food. Chewing gum; smoking; eating and spitting in restricted areas; coughing or sneezing over food, are also forbidden while operating in a food establishment.During the workshop, the food handlers were admonished to wash their hands after using the washroom; touching parts of their bodies; sneezing, coughing, or using a tissue; smoking, chewing tobacco or gum. They are also required to wash their hands thoroughly after taking out the garbage, handling dirty dishes, and after handling raw foods.Globally, 80 per cent of deaths are blamed on unsafe food and food-borne diseases. While these remain significant public health problems, they also impede socio-economic growth and development by putting a severe strain on national economies, tourism and health-care systems.According to PAHO/WHO statistics, diarrhoea is the most common disease linked to food in the Americas, but Noro-virus, Campylobacter, E coli and non-typhoid salmonella are the most important food-safety concerns in the area.Guyana has, so far, evaded any outbreak of disease through the annual compulsory training and certification of food handlers vending at the CJIA.
President David Granger has expressed the view that “Indians” have transformed Guyana’s demographic, economic, political and cultural life. “Indians remain the single largest ethnic group in this country and have achieved eminence and prominence in every aspect of national life,” the President said in a statement to mark Indian Arrival Day.Guyana celebrates ‘Indian Arrival Day’ on 5th May to acknowledge the achievements of the descendants of immigrants of Indian origin and their contribution to nation-building.This year, 2017, marks also the 100th anniversary of the abolition of Indian indentured immigration, the system which was responsible for bringing almost 240,000 Indians to our shores between 1838 and 1917.Indians were recruited in response to the perceived and predicted shortages of labour on the sugar plantations following African emancipation. They crossed the ocean – kala pani – from Asia to the Americas to toil as indentured immigrants on the sugar plantations.Indians, together with Portuguese indentured immigrants, who had arrived earlier, and Chinese, who arrived later, and with the freed Africans, who remained on the plantations, helped to ensure the survival of the sugar industry in British Guiana.Indian Arrival Day reminds everyone of the role of persons of Indian origin in shaping the nation. Their resistance to the abuses of plantation conditions and their struggle for a better life are legendary. Their cultural beliefs and values and respectful relations became the bases for social cohesion. Guyana pays tribute to Indian achievement.“I extend best wishes to all on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day.”
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0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s forward Neymar sings the national anthem ahead of a friendly football match against Japan at The “Pierre Mauroy ” Stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq on November 10, 2017MOSCOW, Russia, Dec 1- Five-time champions Brazil were paired with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E at the World Cup draw in Moscow on Friday.The first game pits the Costa Ricans against Serbia in Samara on June 17, with Brazil kicking off against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don the same day.
0Shares0000Peru’s forward Paolo Guerrero (C) vies for the ball with teammates during a training session at the Arena Khimki stadium, outside Moscow, on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. © AFP / YURI CORTEZSARANSK, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – Paolo Guerrero will look to prove his drug-ban controversy is behind him on Saturday when Peru face Denmark and their star goal-scoring midfielder Christian Eriksen in both teams’ World Cup opener.The presence of Flamengo forward Guerrero is a huge relief to Peru boss Ricardo Gareca after his 14-month ban for taking cocaine was overturned just weeks before the World Cup kicked-off. However, Denmark have their own goal-machine in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen, who netted 11 goals in his team’s qualifiers, a record bettered only by Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski on the road to Russia.The 26-year-old struck a stunning hat-trick in the 5-1 demolition away to Ireland last November to secure Denmark’s play-off victory, then scored and created another in a 2-0 friendly win over Mexico in a pre-World Cup warm-up.With France installed as Group C favourites, neither team will want to drop points at the first hurdle.The spotlight in Saransk will be Guerrero, 34, who is set to lead Peru’s ageing strike force alongside Jefferson Farfan, 33, whose goals against Paraguay and New Zealand, in a play-off victory, carried them to their first World Cup finals for 36 years.(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on June 14, 2018 shows Peru’s Jefferson Farfan (L) in Lima, Peru, on November 15, 2017, and Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen (R) in Dublin on November 14, 2017. Denmark, in Group C, open their World Cup against Peru in Saransk on June 16 before facing Australia and France. © AFP/File / LUKA GONZALES, Paul FAITHHaving been banned for testing positive after a qualifier against Argentina last October, Guerrero won a last-ditch legal appeal to appear at the finals.He promptly showed his class by scoring twice on his return in a 3-0 friendly win against Saudi Arabia a fortnight ago.However, competition is fierce within the Peru team to win places to face the Danes.“We put are creating good pressure in the team to give the coach a problem, it won’t be easy for him to choose the players,” said defender Anderson Santamaria.Peru winger Edison Flores, scorer of five goals in qualifying, who plies his trade for Aalborg in the Danish league, is confident.“I am a small player but with a lot of mental strength. To be in a World Cup is the best thing for a football player. Our coach believes in us and we in him,” said the 24-year-old who stands at 1.67 metres (5ft 5ins).The match pits the tallest team at the World Cup, Denmark, who average 1.85m, against the smallest in Peru, who average 1.78m.The Danes’ burly centre-back pairing of Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen will be tasked with containing Guerrero and Farfan.Denmark have avoided defeat in their last 14 matches, dating back to 2016, and coach Age Hareide has talent up front to choose from with Ajax starlet Kasper Dolberg, 20, and Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen vying to start as striker.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
NEW YORK – Citigroup Inc., bracing for big credit-related losses in the fourth quarter, is looking to lower costs – which could mean another round of job cuts at the nation’s largest bank. “We are engaged in a planning process in anticipation of our new CEO, and our business heads are planning ways in which we can be more efficient and cost-effective to position our businesses in line with economic realities,” Citi spokeswoman Shannon Bell said Monday. She was responding to a report on CNBC that “massive” layoffs were planned. “Any reports on specific numbers are not factual,” she said. Citigroup, which has about 320,000 employees, earlier this year reduced its workforce by 17,000 before the credit crisis. Tom Maheras, co-CEO of investment banking, and Randy Barker, head of fixed income trading, left in mid-October when Vikram Pandit was promoted to lead a unit that combined the markets and banking segment with alternative investments. Pandit had been put in charge of alternative investments in the spring.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIts shares fell $1, or 3.15 percent, to close at $30.70 Monday. The bank is still looking for a new CEO, after Charles Prince stepped down as chairman and CEO Nov. 4, the same evening the bank announced that it likely will write down the value of its portfolio by another $8 billion to $11 billion in the fourth quarter. In the third quarter, Citi’s subprime mortgages and its exposure to financial instruments tied to those mortgages led to a loss of about $6.5 billion. Prince was replaced as chairman by former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and as interim CEO by Sir Win Bischoff, chairman of Citi Europe who has said he doesn’t want the job permanently. Prince hasn’t been the only Citigroup executive to leave the bank since it warned of big losses in early October.
11 11 Chelsea travel to Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3pm.Having been humiliated by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in their previous Premier League fixture, losing 3-0, the Blues are out to bounce back quickly against Bournemouth.Eddie Howe’s Cherries have been one of the surprise packages of this season and with Chelsea only three points ahead, defeat could see Guus Hiddink’s side drop into the bottom half of the table.Thibaut Courtois will miss the clash through suspension, with Asmir Begovic set to take his place, but who else might start?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea line up v Bournemouth by viewing the slideshow above. 11 11 11 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 22. Willian (right wing) 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (attacking midfield) 19. Diego Costa (striker) 11 11 11 17. Pedro (left wing) 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – check out the full predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above