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SANTA ANITA PARK TO INSTITUTE NEW ENHANCED PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK TO INSTITUTE NEW ENHANCED PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES TO HELP ENSURE RACING AND TRAINING SAFETY AND INTEGRITYARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2019)–As a thorough evaluation of Santa Anita’s main track continues, The Stronach Group (TSG) has announced several new safety and welfare measures which will be put in place when racing resumes at Santa Anita Park in the coming weeks.“We’re looking forward to returning to normal, but it will be a new normal,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, TSG.  “The safety of our equine and human athletes remains our highest priority.  We need to work together and continue to create not only our own internal audits, but an open and honest dialogue with all of the stakeholders and evaluate best practices at other racetracks around the world.”Moving forward, Santa Anita Park will require trainers to apply for permission to work a horse (a timed high-speed training exercise) at least 24 hours in advance.  This will allow track veterinarians to assist in identifying “at risk” horses through the evaluation of past performances, workout data and physical inspection.  Santa Anita has hired additional veterinarians to observe all horses entering and exiting the tracks each morning during training hours.Santa Anita had previously announced a change to the morning training schedule to ensure a more orderly and safe process.  The first 15 minutes of training after the main track opens, and after each renovation break, are now exclusively reserved for horses working for an officially clocked time.  This will allow horses going at a faster pace to encounter less traffic, thus providing a safer environment.TSG is also announcing the creation of a new position, Director of Equine Welfare, which will be held by an accredited veterinarian.  This person will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of equine well-being and will lead a new Rapid Response team for injuries which will be tasked with conducting transparent investigations of all factors involving the injury, as well the communication of their findings to the racing and general public.As has been implemented with great success at Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita will now institute a “House Rule” requiring complete transparency with regard to veterinary records.  This mandates that the veterinary records of a horse follow that horse through any trainer or ownership change, including a claiming race or private sale.“This has worked very well at Gulfstream Park,” said Ritvo.  “There was some pushback from the trainers at first, but this is the best thing for the horse.  Now, everyone has bought into the process as they realize they are also on the receiving end of this information intended to understand the full medical history of that horse.”TSG is strongly committed to working with the California Horse Racing Board and industry stakeholders in evaluating racetrack safety.  The goal is to establish a culture of health and safety throughout all of the racetracks, creating checks and balances, intervention strategies and working together to identify factors to help mitigate risk to horses and riders.  This includes the continued engagement of Dr. Mick Peterson of the University of Kentucky and veteran trackman Dennis Moore, and other independent racetrack surface experts to continually review both the dirt and turf courses for consistency, composition and compaction, as well as the exploration of advancements in injury detection and prevention.“Every one of us, from our Chairman and President (TSG) Belinda Stronach, to our employees, to every trainer and owner and person who works in the stable area, we all have deep, deep love for horses,” said Ritvo.  “It’s why we get up every day.  It’s all about the horses.  Human medicine is more advanced than equine medicine, so if there is new technology or equipment that will assist in increasing the ability to discover our pre-existing injuries, we’re going to invest in that technology and bring it to our horsemen.”last_img read more

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Y’husbands part of initial Suzuki Cup pool

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Arguably the most high-profile coach to handle the national team, Eriksson put the Azkals through the paces in their first training session at Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna on Sunday.The Swede brings plenty of experience and quality to the Azkals brain thrust, having handled powerhouse England in the 2006 World Cup and also coached the national teams of Mexico and Ivory Coast.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals are flying to Bacolod on Tuesday for the final stretch of their preparations for the tournament, which they are aiming to win for the first time.Cardiff City goalkeeper Etheridge and fellow veterans the Younghusbands brothers are part of the squad, which will be trimmed to just 23 players a few days before the tournament. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 Newly-appointed Philippines coach Sven Goran Eriksson has called up 29 players led by veterans Phil and James Younghusband and Neil Etheridge for training camp in preparation for the 2018 AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup, which begins Nov. 8 in two countries.The Azkals, a three-time semifinalists in the regional competition, won’t see action until Nov. 13 when they clash with Singapore at Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT The three players were part of the team that beat Vietnam in the 2010 tournament, which sparked the sport’s resurgence in the country.The biennial competition was founded in 1996 as the Tiger Cup after the Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Twin ph wins in Tour de Linggarjati Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Subscribers Appeal to Cellcom

first_imgOver 12,000 subscribers of Cellcom MTN in Kporgbahn Statutory District #4, in Grand Bassa County are appealing to the management of the company to install a tower, mainly in the Zondo Mission vicinity to enable them make maximum use of their Cellcom mobile phones.The president of the Gianda Youth Development Association, Mr. William Diggs, told the Daily Observer last week that they had already written to the management appealing for a tower to be installed in their area in order to ease the network problems they are facing in communicating with other people in the district and elsewhere.He disclosed that sometimes they have to climb up some of the high hills to make calls but they do not receive calls from anyone because of the lack of network after they climb down the hill.He pointed out that the tower is expedient and will make the company more popular in the district and the county in general as communication will be very easy, especially in time of emergency or urgency.He mentioned that even for them to charge their phones is another difficult task, as they have to travel miles away to District #3 Compound or District #4 Compound to charge their phones or make calls.‘’We would highly appreciate were the Cellcom GMT management to consider our appeal for the betterment of communication,” the president of the Gianda Youth Development Association pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Weekend Rains Cause Mountain Bike Race To Be Postponed

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Though heavy rains weren’t able to stop hikers from partaking in the Big Bam Vertical Slam on Saturday, the Fort St. John Mountain Bike Club had to cancel their race that was planned for the afternoon.A post on the club’s Facebook page confirmed on Saturday morning that the Giv’r To The Riv’r race was postponed. Speaking with Energeticcity.ca on Friday, club board member Gabe Wiebe said that there was a possibility of the race being postponed due to the hill’s clay-like soil becoming incredibly slippery during periods of rain. Though heavy rains had ended the previous evening, members from the club that surveyed the hill felt that the course was still too slippery for the race happen, as racer safety is the group’s first priority.Giv’r To The Riv’r is rescheduled to happen this coming Saturday, June 18th, at the Big Bam Ski Hill. The race is open to club members and the general public alike. Entry fees are $25 and $35 for members and non-members respectively. There will be a practice on Friday June 17, 2016 with shuttles running from 6 pm every hour or when needed.- Advertisement -To register for the race at: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=64980, or visit the club’s website.last_img read more

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Frustrated Ibrahimovic coy on Galaxy future

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic is uncertain about his Los Angeles Galaxy future despite a successful start © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Katharine LotzeLOS ANGELES, United States, Sep 23 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic plans to discuss his future with Los Angeles Galaxy chiefs after a frustrating first season in Major League Soccer.Swedish star Ibrahimovic has made a prolific start to his MLS career, scoring 17 goals in 22 games since joining the Galaxy from Manchester United in March. However the 36-year-old striker’s efforts have not been enough to transform the Galaxy’s fortunes, with the club languishing in the bottom half of the Western Conference and struggling to make the playoffs.Ibrahimovic, who has a contract through the 2019 season, was reluctant to confirm his plans for next year, according to comments in the Los Angeles Times.“I don’t know. This I have to discuss,” Ibrahimovic said when asked about 2019.“This is not the moment to talk about that. It’s something I’ll discuss with the club. What they want, what I want. So let’s see.”Ibrahimovic said while he was pleased with his fitness, he was less happy with the Galaxy’s results.“I’m happy, I’m physically strong, I feel good. I’m producing, so I just need to (be) winning games, and then everything is perfect,” he said.“It’s easy to talk, but we need to do it.”Ibrahimovic cited the Galaxy’s failure to staunch their defence this year as being behind the club’s struggles.So far the club has shipped 59 goals in 29 games, the second worst goals conceded tally in the league.“Conceding so many goals, you don’t win,” Ibrahimovic said.“You cannot win the competition like that. It’s difficult, and that comes from everybody, not only the defense.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Study finds even fake acupuncture helps relieve pain

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Although the study was not designed to determine how acupuncture works, Endres said, its findings are in line with a theory that pain messages to the brain can be blocked by competing stimuli. Positive expectations the patients held about acupuncture – or negative expectations about conventional medicine – also could have led to a placebo effect and explain the findings, he said. In the largest experiment on acupuncture for back pain to date, more than 1,100 patients were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture, sham acupuncture or conventional therapy. For the sham acupuncture, needles were inserted, but not as deeply as for the real thing. The sham acupuncture also did not insert needles in traditional acupuncture points on the body and the needles were not manually moved and rotated. CHICAGO – Fake acupuncture works nearly as well as the real thing for low back pain, and either kind performs much better than usual care, German researchers have found. Almost half the patients treated with acupuncture needles felt relief that lasted months. In contrast, only about a quarter of the patients receiving medications and other Western medical treatments felt better. Even fake acupuncture worked better than conventional care, leading researchers to wonder whether pain relief came from the body’s reactions to any thin needle pricks or, possibly, the placebo effect. “Acupuncture represents a highly promising and effective treatment option for chronic back pain,” study co-author Dr. Heinz Endres of Ruhr University Bochum in Bochum, Germany, said in an e-mail. “Patients experienced not only reduced pain intensity, but also reported improvements in the disability that often results from back pain and therefore in their quality of life.” last_img read more

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DONEGAL UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALL

first_imgThe number signing on the live register in Donegal fell by 658 in December – a 3% drop on November.There were 21,054 people on the dole in the county last month.The fall in the numbers was spread throughout the county with 176 fewer people signing on last month. Dole figures in Inishowen fell 1.8%, Finn Valley fell by 3.6%, Killybegs fell by 5.6% and Dungloe by 2.8%.There were 74 fewer people on the live register in Ballyshannon and 42 people signed off in Dunfanaghy.DONEGAL UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALL was last modified: January 8th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRREN

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN PAISELY: Somehow I don’t think Celtic can go to the Nou Camp next week and hit Barcelona for five in the Champions League.But today’s 5-0 away win in Paisley against a decent St Mirren side will certainly do as a warm-up for Tuesday’s glamour clash with the Catalonians.Gary Hooper bundled in the 15th-minute opener after being left unmarked and St Mirren’s ‘keeper Craig Samson fumbled three minutes later to allow the impressive Efe Ambrose to volley the second. The brilliant Victor Wanyama’s half-volley in the 32nd minute and a 25-yarder six minutes later had the Hoops four goals ahead by half-time.The home side did tighten up in the second half but it was purely a damage limitation exercise and when Tony Watt headed in five minutes from time, it completed a job well done by Neil Lennon’s side.A great solid performance by Celtic in the end, having 25 shots at the St Mirren goal over the 90 minutes.We’d settle for a couple of those against Barca, where a good few of the Donegal Hoops fans will be spending midweek. Meanwhile Neil Lennon has denied reports that Hooper may be on his way to Anfield.Speculation yesterday was that the Englishman is wanted by Liverpool.But Lennon has dismissed the speculation out of hand. THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRREN was last modified: October 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic fcTHE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRRENlast_img read more

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Things to Do

first_imgNight of 1,000 Dinners will benefit the Adopt-A-Minefield Foundation, 7 p.m. Friday at Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Call the Unitarian Universalist Church at (661) 254-7866 or visit www.uuofscv.org. Larry Omaha and Laura Hayden will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Sierra Club hike to Mount Williamson and Pleasant View Ridge will meet, 8 a.m. Saturday at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Health & Fitness Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Oak Tree Day will feature environmental exhibitors and activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Robert Sartain at (661) 294-2518. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Music in the Mansion will feature a piano and cello concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the living room of the William S. Hart mansion at Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $20-$25. Call (661) 254-4584. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Santa Clarita Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Sunday from the Hyatt Valencia and finish at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The day also includes a half marathon, 5k run/walk and a Kid K fun run. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. Thom Teresi & The Street Smart Band will perform jazz tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Comedian Bob Berky will perform, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Senior Cinema will present “As Good as it Gets” starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Donation request: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S STALWART VINCENT COMES TO RESCUE OF GAOTH DOBHAIR’S McGEE

first_imgVincent McGlynn shows Eamon McGee how to change a tyre!DONEGAL and Gaoth Dobhair player Eamon McGee had a St Eunan’s man to thank today – when his car came to a grinding halt.The All-Ireland winning defender needed some help when he got a flat tyre.But luckily for him St Eunan’s stalwart and senior team management coach Vincent McGlynn was on hand to help the boy from the west change the tyre. McGee tweeted: “Flat tyre this morning but lucky enough I came across one of the few good men left in the St Eunans catchment area.” ST EUNAN’S STALWART VINCENT COMES TO RESCUE OF GAOTH DOBHAIR’S McGEE was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEamon McGeeflat tyreGAAGaoth DobhairSt EunansVincent McGlynnlast_img read more

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