–30– WINNER COULD BE HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF NOV. 4 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–Last early in a field of 11 juvenile fillies, Miss Southern Miss rallied five-wide turning for home while displaying a torrid turn of foot to take Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by his brother, Keith, Miss Southern Miss covered a mile on turf in 1:35.08.Most recently fifth in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 3, the Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready tried turf and two turns for the first time on Monday and, given the result, chances are she’ll remain on grass for the foreseeable future. Off at 9-2, she paid $11.60, $6.00 and $4.80.“According to her pedigree, she’s supposed to run like this,” said Keith Desormeaux. “I tell you what, since that 2-year-old crop came in, there’s never been a doubt as to who is number one in the barn…The key was Kent today. If you watch her other races, it was a struggle for him to get her to relax…I had a lot of confidence that she’d continue her run home. And, it’s the pedigree! It’s nice to see that stuff come to fruition. She had them beat at the eighth pole…She’s going to be a really good horse on this turf.”Breaking from post position seven, Miss Southern Miss rated beautifully and had one horse beat with three furlongs to run. Full of run, Desormeaux opted to save ground around the turn and swung out at the quarter pole.“We have always been very, very fond of her,” said Kent Desormeaux. “She works lights out but unfortunately, when she gets behind horses on the dirt, the spray sets her off…On the grass, she just canters around there. She settled down the backside and never did take a deep breath today. She’s very talented and I guess she just needed a little grass under her feet. I hope she’s going to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade I, $1 million at Santa Anita Nov. 4) because I’d love to ride her there.”Owned by Peter L. Cantrell, Miss Southern Miss improved to 5-2-2-0. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her bankroll to $164,600.Ridden for the first time by French-born sensation Florent Geroux, Happy Mesa sat a close fourth at the rail going into the far turn, saved ground, rallied and was all-out to hold off German-bred La Force for the place in her Southern California debut for trainer H. Graham Motion. The second choice at 7-2, Happy Mesa paid $5.40 and $4.60 .Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, La Force had to wait for room around the turn and rallied resolutely through the lane to finish 2 ¼ lengths clear of Con Te Partiro. Off at 20-1 in her U.S. debut, Le Force paid $10.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.33, 46.25 and 1:11.16.The Surfer Girl was run as the sixth race on a nine-race card Monday at Santa Anita.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Silver lining It’s a learning experience, says Philippines top scorer Alyssa Valdez of the team’s stint in the tournament.BIÑAN, LAGUNA—Chinese Taipei earned a shot at fifth place in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after taking down host Philippines, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19, in the classification stage Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The 55th-ranked team in the world is set to face Vietnam for the battle for the fifth spot while the Philippines will once again match up against Kazakhstan for a crack at seventh.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:56Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES The Philippines had the early momentum in the third set, putting up a 10-4 lead, but Chinese Taipei scored seven straight to take an 11-10 lead.Alyssa Valdez, who had 13 points to lead the Philippines, was disappointed at squandering their edge but said they have to move on and end the tournament on a positive note.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We definitely wanted to win, but we just couldn’t hold on,” said Valdez in Filipino. “But, again, this is a learning experience because there was the regret because it would’ve been a huge difference if we were able to get at least one set. But we’re here and we just have to accept the loss and move forward.” Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ read more
Gold USA, silver SerbiaUSA saved the best for last and dominated the final game of the Olympic basketball tournament against Serbia, getting an more than easy 96-66 win.Like in the 2014 World Cup final, Kevin Durant with 30 points led the charge and tied the best scoring performance in an Olympic final, DeMarcus Cousins had a double double (13 p., 15 r.) and for the first time in Rio, USA toyed with top level competition and extended its winning streak to a record 76-0 wins.Serbia was in the game only during the first period, led 13-11 and USA concluded the first 10 minutes of action with a modest 19-15 advantage. And then everything changed.With Durant scoring 24 points in the first half and also 12 team offensive rebounds, USA ended the first half with a 23 points lead (52-29). The players of coach Mike Krzyzewski controlled the boards, blocked the Serbian pick and roll and with the possible exception of Milos Teodosic – who had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, but also 3 turnovers and 0/5 threes – no other player from Serbia seemed ready for this kind of contest.USA flirted even a double score (77-41) during the third quarter, led 84-43 at the start of the fourth and the game was over long before the final buzzer. The only thing missed by coach K’s team in this final was the record point difference in an Olympic Games final which remains 44 points from the 1948 game between USA and Soviet Union (65-21).Carmelo: “This is it for me”After four Olympic games, Carmelo Anthony decided to call it a day. The US forward won four medals, a bronze in 2004 and three golds in 2008, 2012 and 2016, the first basketball player ever to win three Olympic basketball tournaments.“This is it for me”, he said in tears after the end of the game, “I know this is the end”. The star of the New York Knicks is the all time leading scorer of USA men’s basketball team and has the US record for most points in a single Olympic contest with 37 against Nigeria in 2012.Source: eurohoops.netTweetPinShare0 Shares read more
In today’s spotted we bring you an image of the MT Iver Experience, a product/chemical tanker owned by Dutch shipping company Vroon, sailing past a waterspout in Singapore. A waterspout is a weather phenomenon usually observed under cumuliform clouds during intense weather conditions associated with thunderstorms.Waterspouts can occur at any time of the year, but more likely between March and October when intense thunderstorm formation is highly possible.An average of three occurrences of waterspouts over Singapore waters has been reported yearly. In waters off Singapore, the speed of the movement of the waterspouts over water could be up to 8 metres per second (28 km/h).MT Iver Experience is a 45,683 dwt tanker operated by Vroon’s company Iver Ships.Featuring a length of 182.9 meters and a width of 32.2 meters, the 2000-built Iver Experience has a gross tonnage of 29,289 tons.Iver Ships currently operates six handysize, five medium-range and fourteen bitumen tankers.World Maritime News Staff: Image Courtesy: Iver Ships read more
APTN National NewsWas the high Arctic once a tropical paradise?Not quite but some might think so after a remarkable discovery – the fossil of a camel.The news has experts thrilled.APTN National News was joined by Dr. Grant Zazula, a Yukon paleontologist.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – “The Walking Dead” aired its 100th episode for its eighth season premiere the other night, although it wasn’t necessarily cause for celebration at AMC.The show had 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, down 33 per cent from last fall’s seventh season premiere, which had 17 million, the Nielsen company said.AMC said there are all kinds of mitigating factors, primarily that last year’s premiere was a cliffhanger that drew an unusual number of fans. Live television viewership is down across the board, particularly among the younger viewers that are the most avid fans of “The Walking Dead.” It’s still the most popular scripted show on television for viewers aged 18-to-49-years-old. The premiere numbers are on a par with the 10.9 million viewer average for the last eight episodes that aired.But those numbers have to raise eyebrows over at AMC, particularly coming off a season that disappointed some of the show’s fans.Despite the ratings weakness, the season debut received some strong reviews.The episode “manages to add some energy into an aging series and to at least partially hit the reset button,” wrote Kelly Lawler for USA Today.CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 8.8 million viewers. NBC had 7.5 million, winning among the 18-to-49-year-old age group watched closely by advertisers. ABC averaged 5.1 million viewers, Fox had 2.7 million, Telemundo had 1.43 million, the CW had 1.42 million, Univision had 1.4 million and ION Television had 1.2 million.Fox Sports was most popular cable network, averaging 3.78 million viewers in a week it aired baseball’s American League Championship Series. TBS had 2.71 million, ESPN had 2.1 million, Fox News Channel had 1.99 million, AMC had 1.73 million and TNT had 1.63 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 8.3 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.1 million.For the week of Oct. 16-22, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Atlanta at New England, NBC, 19.24 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.58 million; NFL Football: Kansas City at Oakland, CBS, 14.39 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13.85 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.08 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 12.85 million; “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 11.44 million; “This is Us,” NBC, 10.65 million; “The Good Doctor,” ABC, 10.6 million; “Bull,” CBS, 10.49 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more
If you can’t make the parade, Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca will stream the parade to their Facebook pages starting at around 5 p.m. The video stream is sponsored by the City of Fort St. John.Schedule of Events3:30 pm – Parade Marshalling begins5:00 pm – Parade begins5:30 pm – Park Festivities begin (hot dogs, hot chocolate, bonfire, etc.) at the vacant lot at the corner of 96 Ave and 100 Street6:15 pm (this time may vary depending on when the parade ends) – Opening Remarks 6:30pm – Tree Light-up Ceremony (countdown)6:35 – Santa Visits (Santa will try to see as many children as possible but visits may be cut short in the event of cold temperatures)The following locations will be offering specials before and during the parade: FORT ST. JOHN, BC – The Annual FSJ Santa Claus parade will happen Saturday night, December 1st at 5 pm and starts on 100th street and 108 Avenue.The community is welcomed to come and observe the public participated parade that includes a variety of Christmas floats that come in all different size, shapes and forms.The City would like to remind the Public to remember ‘Safety First’ and ensure everyone attending remain on sidewalks as it will be dark and visibility will be a concern. You are welcomed to wear reflective clothing or glowsticks to make yourself more visible. More tips are on the link below. North Peace Cultural Centre – serving FREE hot chocolate and host of the annual Gingerbread House contestMJ Cafe Crepe – 30% off decadent and specialty hot chocolates that day on all 30 flavours and 40% off drip coffeeNorth Peace Savings & Credit Union – Will be handing out free popcorn for parade spectators in front of their branch just before parade start timeSubway – Free hot chocolate and cookies from 4-6pm at the 100 St locationNot only is there the Santa Claus Parade this evening, but visitors also have the opportunity to head to the Park, the open lot at 96 Ave and 100 Street (where the old Visitor Centre/A&W used to be) for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and the opportunity to see Santa.Rotary Club will be serving complimentary hot dogs and McDonald’s will have the McCafe trailer out serving free hot chocolate.For more information on this event CLICK HERE read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army has been working hard to expand its Perishable Food Program and with their new walk-in Fridge and Freezer units now running, there is room for greater growth and development.The commercial style fridge and freezer units stand behind the shelves of the food processing area of the Food Bank as volunteers push trolleys and fill them with items from checklists.Trying to keep out of the way in the fast paced environment and looking into the new fridge, Cameron Eggie, Executive Director of the Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope shared, “we are just finishing building the shelving.” The units will not only be able to hold more food, but they will also help create space as the Food Bank has been using 11 residential refrigerator/freezers to house the perishables. With the new shelving in the commercial units, it will be much easier to organize and maintain the food donations received until clients of the food bank can pick up their food.‘Under 500 people use the Food Bank every month,” said Eggie, he goes on to explain that the Food Bank only employs one person for 20 hours a week and the rest of the help they get is through volunteers. Eggie expresses that they currently have 20 volunteers and are yet to be able to keep up with capacity and filling the need, ideally, the Salvation Army needs 40 volunteers.Every morning a volunteer goes around to five stores to collect non-perishables which is about 6/700lbs of food daily. The Salvation Army will soon be taking possession of a new refrigerated van that will make picking up perishable food donations easier and more efficient.Eggie is also converting an old kitchen area to a stainless steel washing station for food handling equipment to increase capacity, which will process donations quicker and provide healthier food options for families to have access too.Once the new washing station is complete, the Salvation Army will work in collaboration with NEAT to do community canning and creating soup stock.If you would be interested in volunteering in the Food Bank, contact the Salvation Army at; 250.785.0506, email; [email protected]; or visit the food bank in person read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Candidate Nominations for the 2019 Federal Election closed on September 30.According to Elections Canada, there are 2,146 candidates running in the election, across Canada’s 338 electoral districts.Officially running in the 2019 Federal Election for Prince George – Peace River – Northern Rockies include: Incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative PartyRon Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of CanadaMavis Erickson of the Liberal PartyCatharine Kendall of the Green PartyMarcia Luccock representing the NDP PartyThe one candidate to have been removed from the list is Jacob Stokes of the Rhinoceros Party as he did not have his paperwork filed before the September 30 deadline.Ahead of the Federal Election, an All Candidates Forum is taking place in Fort St. John at The Lido on October 10.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019. read more
Casablanca- A Moroccan family urged diplomatic authorities to intervene via the country’s embassy in Malaysia to save the son’s life.Mohamed Seddiki was sentenced to death penalty by Malaysia’s High Court last May 30 over drug smuggling charges.The 27 year- old was arrested along with two Germans of Moroccan origin at the Kuala Lumpur international airport on January 1th 2012. Officials reported to have found 10.2 kilograms of methamphetamine in their bags. A district court nearby the airport charged the three with drug trafficking, but the German nationals were acquitted last May whereas Seddiki convicted and sentenced to death penalty.The court freed the two men because of reasonable doubt raised by their defense, claiming that they had no idea about the content of the bags handed to them by Seddiki, according to New Straits Times.In a statement to Nador City.com, the family said that the three young men were sent by their company on a special mission to Malaysia, accusing officials of the same company of putting drugs in the bags without informing their son and his colleagues.The family went on to say that German embassy interfered in favor of the German nationals, urging Moroccan embassy to take similar action to save their son’s life or at least ensure his right to a fair trial. read more