Horse Racing Results

first_imgWeather: Fine Track: GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES1. * SILVER CLOUD OWalker 53.02. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 54.0 1 1/4L3. DRIPPING IN GOLD RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. CRUISING MOTION PFrancis 52.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 SUPERTRONICSWIN: $90.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, ,Winner : 4yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of PREACH PREACHER by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by WAYNE A. DACOSTAQuinella : (2,3) $115.00 Exacta : (2-3) $223.00Trifecta : (2-3-4) $77.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)1. * MACALLAN OEdwards3 51.02. BLUE MOON JInnis4 48.0 3L3. BOLD SYMPHONY AChatrie 54.0 Head4. KING D OMullings 56.0 1 3/4LWIN: $78.00PLACE: $55.00, $65.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – MARKET RALLY out of TAIWANA by LANGFUHRTrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : MILADE AZAN & RICHARD AZAN & WILBERT BAGWANDEEN & GRAHAM BROWNBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $525.00 Exacta : (3-2) $610.00D/E : (2-3) $212.00Superfecta : (3-2-7-6) $2,753.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. * BONGO KING SEllis 53.02. DINNER BY SEVEN DaneNelson 52.5 3 1/4L3. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 53.5 2 1/4L4. WINGS OF HOPE OWhite 52.0 3 1/4LWIN: $104.00PLACE: $56.00, $74.00, $80.00Final Time : 1:14.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – URBAN KING out of VALADY by Trainer : FRANCIS,EVERAL C Owner : EVERAL C FRANCISBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (3,7) $217.00 Exacta : (3-7) $384.00D/E : (3-3) $189.00Trifecta : (3-7-1) $314.00Rolling Triple : (2-3-3) $373.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)1. * BIG DATA DaneNelson 54.02. SWEET DESTINY SEllis 54.0 2 1/2L3. BUCK CALL AGray4 50.5 2 1/2L4. BURNING EXIT OWalker 54.0 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $58.00, $83.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:08.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.3, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – MARKET RALLY out of HISHI BLOSSOM by MACHO UNOTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : OAKRIDGE FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #4 NEHEMIAH FINISHED 1ST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8THQuinella : (5,7) $84.00 Exacta : (7-5) $127.00D/E : (3-7) $160.00Superfecta : (7-5-6-3) $730.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-7) $243.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. * QUEEN OF THE TOWN SEllis 55.02. DEPUTY HEADGIRL JErwin 53.0 Neck3. MEGAHERTZ OWhite 48.5 5L4. DANISH BROWN OMullings 52.0 Sh.Head5. IDON’TKNOW MWard4 48.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 KING DIAMONDWIN: $112.00PLACE: $78.00, $82.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4, ,Winner : 6yo b mare – RIZZI LEE out of ISSEY MIYAKE by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : GERAINT E PARCHMENTBred by DONOVAN PLUMMER & ALRICK MIGNOTTQuinella : (5,8) $245.00 Exacta : (5-8) $390.00D/E : (7-5) $196.00Trifecta : (5-8-4) $798.00Hi-5 : (5-8-4-6-9) $13,450.00Rolling Triple : (3-7-5) $255.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.I)1. SEAL THE DEAL DaneNelson 55.02. MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson4 49.0 1/2L3. MIRACLE TRAIN RMairs 54.0 Neck4. SEQUOYAH KPowell 54.0 1/2L5. EAZY STEPPING ADancel 52.0 1L6. * WICKED TUFF RLahoe 56.0 3/4LWIN: $140.00PLACE: $75.00, $133.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:23.4 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, 1:15.2,Winner : 5yo b colt – SHUFFLING MADDNES out of HAIL THE I by HAIL ORPHANTrainer : DARBY,RYAN O Owner : RAPHAEL E GORDONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $1,103.00 Exacta : (1-4) $1,696.00D/E : (5-1) $409.00Trifecta : (1-4-2) $843.00Hit-6 : (1-4-2-6-10-) $32,222.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-1) $438.00Pick-4 : (3-7-5-1) $1,004.00Super-6 : (2-3-3-7-5-1) $1,125.90Race 7 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.II)1. LARUSA JInnis4 48.02. * OMEGA RMairs 54.0 1/2L3. GIRSHOM LSteadman3 53.0 1L4. TO THE WORLD SMuir 53.0 1 1/4L5. COOL U BOOTS RHalledeen 53.0 3LDNF #11 MISS ADDI OWhite 52.0WIN: $4813.00PLACE: $318.00, $81.00, $74.00Final Time : 1:23.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:15.1,Winner : 6yo ch mare – TRACKING out of YOURPOINTISMADE by YOUMADEYOURPOINTTrainer : HARDIAL,RUDOLPH M Owner : RICARDO M DURRANTBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (3,10) $9,338.00 Exacta : (10-3) $22,154.00D/E : (1-10) $89,961.00Trifecta : (10-3-9) $89,520.00Hi-5 : (10-3-9-6-4) $79,888.25Rolling Triple : (5-1-10) $358.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-FILLIES & MARES1. WELL BLESSED OWalker 51.52. FOREST FLAME AMartin 54.0 2 1/2L3. * FIRE ALARM DaneNelson 53.0 2 1/2L4. MONALISASMILE JErwin 53.5 3 3/4L5. VALLEY OF QUEENS MWard4 48.0 NeckLate scratch : #4 NASDAQ PRINCESS, #6 DOOLAHIN, #11 I HAVE A DREAMWIN: $194.00PLACE: $54.00, $53.00, $52.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.2, 45.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE out of SO BLESSED byTrainer : THOMAS,JOSEPH Owner : JOSEPH THOMASBred by DUNKLEY (SR.), TREVOR ROYQuinella : (8,12) $443.00 Exacta : (8-12) $670.00D/E : (10-8) $9,635.00 (10-4) $115.00Trifecta : (8-12-5) $345.00Hi-5 : (8-12-5-7-1) $19,862.00Rolling Triple : (1-10-8) $39,962.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. POTCHEEN JErwin 57.02. PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.0 1/2L3. * ROYAL ASSAULT PFrancis 51.0 1 1/4L4. #2 SMOKEY TOPAZ DaneNelson 52.5 1 1/2LLate scratch : #1 TARANISWIN: $186.00Final Time : 0:57.2 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 7yo b horse – TRADITIONAL out of BUBBLE GUM HOTTIE by HERMITAGETrainer : PARSARD,HARRY Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,5) $301.00 Exacta : (5-4) $581.00D/E : (8-5) $1,951.00Trifecta : (5-4-6) $131.00Rolling Triple : (10-8-5) $1,802.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. SIRMANDI LSteadman3 53.02. * TECHNOCAT ADancel 57.0 2 1/4L3. CAUSE FOR CONCERN JErwin 54.0 2 1/2L4. YES WE WILL RWilson 54.0 Neck5. WRIGHT AWAY DaneNelson 55.0 1/2LDNF #4 POWERFUL RED RMairs 54.0 32/1WIN: $259.00PLACE: $156.00, $95.00, $223.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 25.0, 48.4, 1:15.0,Winner : 7yo b horse – GHOST RANSOM out of DAME O’ MANDY by WISE EMISSARYTrainer : BEECHAM,MICHAEL A Owner : MICHAEL A BEECHAMBred by DR. PATRICK GRAHAMQuinella : (5,10) $495.00 Exacta : (10-5) $1,129.00D/E : (5-10) $1,197.00Trifecta : (10-5-12) $3,679.00Hi-5 : (10-5-12-14-11) $136,042.00Rolling Triple : (8-5-10) $15,622.00Pick-4 : Carry-over : $511,782.05Super-6 : Carry-over : $3,820,822.68Pick-9 : (3-3-7-5-1-10-8-5-10) $10,457.00 (3-3-7-5-1-10-8-5-10) $188.00 Carry-over : $2,708,382.60PlacePot 8 : (3,7-5,7-5,8-1,4-3,10-8,12-4,5-5,10) $3,451.00last_img read more

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Closing time: LeBron scores 33, Cavs rally to stun Wizards

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 “I don’t have a quit bone in me, so if I’m on the floor I’ve got to try to make plays happen no matter what the score is,” he said. “That’s just my mindset.”Jeff Green added 21 points and Kevin Love had 16 for the Cavs, who are 10-1 since March 17, when Lue was forced to leave a game in Chicago with “piercing” chest pains. Lue, who has changed his diet and is taking sleep medication, has come back to a Cleveland team that seems to be hitting its stride just in time for the playoffs.But it took another of those patented James’ comebacks to down the Wizards, who have dropped seven of nine and are in a three-way battle with Milwaukee and Miami for playoff positioning.Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he feared James would do exactly what he did.“Like I said before the game, I’ll say it after the game and probably five years from now I’ll say the same thing,” he said. “He’s the best player in the league and he does that every night. You don’t get to see players like him often.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (13), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James looked at the clock and scoreboard and didn’t flinch.It was time to fix things. His time. Closing time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He gets that look,” Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver said.James scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and rallied Cleveland from a 17-point deficit to stun the Washington Wizards 119-115 on Thursday night to maintain the No. 3 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Cavs trailed 104-87 with 7:35 left before storming back behind James, who added 14 assists, nine rebounds and made sure coach Tyronn Lue got a win in his return after missing nine games due to health reasons.Cleveland was down 14 when James checked in with 7:48 left, and 13 seconds later, the deficit swelled to 17 when the three-time champion took off on one of those runs that have made him famous. Washington’s John Wall looked more like his speedy All-Star self in his third game back from knee surgery, scoring 28 points with 14 assists. But he had a costly turnover in the closing seconds and the Wizards couldn’t put away the Cavs down the stretch.Bradley Beal added 19 points, and Otto Porter had 18 for Washington.A basket by Markieff Morris gave the Wizards a 110-100 lead with 3:16 left, but James scored six straight, fed Green for layup, and Rodney Hood made two free throws to complete a 10-0 run by the Cavs. Morris then converted a three-point play, but Cleveland’s Kyle Korver knocked down a 3 in front of Washington’s bench — from nearly the same spot where he missed a big 3 in Game 3 of last year’s Finals.“Yeah I was wide open and the ball was in the perfect pocket,” Korver said. “I got to line it up and shoot it.”Green’s two free throws — on a tough call against Wall, who appeared to make a clean steal — gave the Cavs a 116-115 lead, but after Walls missed a short jumper, James split a pair of three throws, giving Washington one last chance.Wall drove the lane but instead of going to the basket, he attempted a twisting pass outside that was stolen by rookie Cedi Osman, who made two free throws to close it out.“I already knew on the play before that I wasn’t going to get the call, so why even put myself in that position?” Wall said. “I tried to find a teammate for a wide open shot. You just give that guy credit for making a great defensive stop.”SEEDINGThe Wizards remained in the No. 7 spot, sandwiched between the Heat and Bucks, who lost at home to Brooklyn.MORE INJURIESLue came back to a familiar situation as the Cavs, who have endured injuries for months, were missing point guards Jose Calderon (hamstring) and George Hill (ankle).TIP-INSWizards: Brooks said Wall will not play Friday night. He’s yet to play consecutive game since returning. … Wall lost weight during his recovery, and coach Scott Brooks said that should help the All-Star going forward. “It’s going to be good for his long-term recovery,” Brooks said. “It’s good for him. It’s good for us. He just needs to gets some reps.” LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Paul’s clutch layup lifts Rockets over Trail Blazers Cavaliers: Won their eighth straight at home. … James has scored 30 points in 429 games, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for fifth place in league history. … Osman is the seventh different starting point guard for Cleveland, which because of injuries has had 29 starting lineups. … Lue was sorry to learn Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss the playoffs. Irving had a great run with Cleveland and will be forever remembered for his go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing minutes of Game 7 in the 2016 Finals. “He was a big part of what we did here, a big part of winning the championship and even though he’s on another team you still don’t want to see anyone go through that,” Lue said.UP NEXTWizards: Host Atlanta on Friday night.Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Riled up early, Simon Enciso finds perfect time to vent his ire on Meralco

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Another chance to rise up as Bolts back to playing do-or-die Enciso bid his sweet time to launch his counterattack on the Bolts after he and Amer were called for technical fouls with 3:03 left in the second quarter.That waiting game paid off as Enciso’s late-game heroics helped propel Alaska to the 104-102 win and the 2-1 series lead.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 Chriss“It riled me up a little bit, but it’s all in the game. Emotions run high and you know when you’re playing and things get physical,” said Enciso Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome. “He’s a player, I’m a player but I don’t take it personally.”“I think it’s just part of the game, I’m not going to step down, I know he’s not going to step down. We’re both good players, and we’ll see what happens on Saturday [Game 4].” MOST READ Things seemed to have cooled down when Amer and Enciso were separated but that was just a false sense of peace as the latter was just waiting for the right time to explode.Enciso went on a personal 9-3 run to give the Aces a 95-92 lead with 1:52 left, and six of those points came off contested three-pointers while the other three were from an and-one layup play.“You know whether they’re big shots they’re just shots and the good thing is we got the victory and everybody played well, but we’ll forget about this game because this game is done and we got one more,” said Enciso, who finished with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events02:14Carpio 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 When Baser Amer and Simon Enciso got into a verbal altercation early in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal series between Meralco and Alaska, the aftereffect wasn’t felt instantly. ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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US$161,000 Multipurpose Complex for Nimba

first_imgThe Nimba Citizens Union of Australia, in collaboration with the Tappita City Council, is undertaking a multi complex City Hall Project in Tappita Nimba County. This Project is the Union’s way of contributing to development in their county.The project, which is expected to be dedicated in July 2015, will have facilities for four conference rooms, offices, auditorium, 10 toilets, a children’s playground and a parking lot. It is estimated to cost over one hundred sixty-one thousand five hundred and United States dollars (US$161,500.00).A high powered delegation from the Union, headed by Mr. J. Tolekpeh Quetee, the federal president of Nimba Citizens’ Union of Australia will arrive in Monrovia today March 17, for the ground-breaking ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 22, in Tappita City, Nimba County.According to Edward Dennis, assistant secretary of the Union, the chairman and members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, the superintendent, the development superintendent and other officials of Nimba County, prominent Nimba citizens in government, the private sector, and the business community, are all urged to attend and participate in the ceremony.The Nimba Union of Australia believes giving back to the county and the country at large, remains the prime focus of citizens in the Diaspora.The group encouraged citizens of other counties to emulate their example in order to continue the development of the nation.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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GROW Completes Market System Assessment in Aquaculture

first_imgGROW Liberia has completed a Market System Assessment (MSA) with recommendations on aquaculture in eight counties.The exercise would benefit smallholder fish farmers and explore growth opportunities for them.The eight counties are Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Gedeh and Grand Cape Mount.Aquaculture, also known as ‘aqua farming’ is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crabs, and crawfish, among others.Mr. Damien Legros, an international aquaculture expert, who spoke to journalists in Monrovia recently, presented his preliminary findings and recommendations to GROW-Liberia.In his recommendations, Mr. Legros suggested that the sector must strengthen its commercial viability for farmers to benefit in several ways. “Although the aquaculture is still in its infancy, Liberia presents favourable conditions for the government and partners to prioritize the sector by giving a boost to mechanized farming,” Mr. Legros urged.According to him, there is abundant fresh water in Liberia which also has a perfect climate for most cultured species, such as tilapia.He added that the potential for marine fish production also exists in sheltered bays and lagoons.He said Liberians are fish eaters; therefore, they have to increasingly source imported often low quality fish and with a dynamic demography, the demand for fish will only increase in the next decade.“This demonstrates the need to develop an ambitious aquaculture industry in Liberia as fish will remain an essential quality protein source, essentially in children and adults’ diets,” Mr. Legros suggested. In that context, and based on the MSA, Mr. Legros said there should be an implementation and budgeting mainly of the draft aquaculture policy with re-enforcement of the competent authority (Bureau of National Fisheries).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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Dreams from around world meet, end

first_imgFinally, he got one in 2004. The whole family chipped in to pay for his education. “We tried everything to completely finance his studies in the United States,” said his 66-year-old father, who is now making burial plans. “We only wanted him to succeed in his studies.” Virginia Tech has about 2,000 foreign students from 115 countries among its enrollment of 25,000, according to the university’s Cranwell International Center. That’s about average for a U.S. university. Professors, too, are drawn to American academia from around the world. Liviu Librescu survived the Holocaust, Cold War repression in Romania and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before arriving in Blacksburg, Va., as an internationally recognized scholar. Coming from Israel in 1985 for a year’s sabbatical, he decided to stay and was still teaching at age 76. Witnesses said Librescu was shot while holding his classroom door closed so that his students could escape through a window. Also killed in front of her students was Canadian Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, a professor of French. She was born in the Montreal area, studied in Nova Scotia and followed her husband, Jerzy Nowak, to Blacksburg when he took a job as head of Virginia Tech’s horticulture department. It’s not clear why the suspected gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, came to Virginia Tech. He apparently had no friends and spoke to few acquaintances – though as an in-state student he would have paid only about $5,500 a year in tuition. He was born in a suburb of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, and grew up poor in a rented 430-square-foot basement apartment, according to the newspaper Chosun Ilbo. Cho’s father, Cho Seong-tae, told the landlord he was leaving for America to seek a better life. So in 1992, the 8-year-old boy found himself in northern Virginia, where his family ran a dry-cleaning business and lived in a two-story town house. While Cho attended Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va. – gaining a reputation as a loner – Minal Panchal was studying in Mumbai, India, focused on becoming an architect like her late father. Books lined the walls of her room, and she was popular with neighbors. “The children in the building would go to Minal’s house for help with school homework like math,” said neighbor Jayshree Ajmane. Panchal “liked swimming and loved reading. But what she was crazy about was architecture and buildings,” said her friend Chetna Parekh. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mumbai’s Rizvi College of Architecture, and school director Akhter Chauhan said she was eager for more – but felt she needed to study in the United States to learn the most advanced techniques. She determined that Virginia Tech was best for advanced building science. Chauhan wasn’t surprised that she was accepted. “She would have walked into any university,” he said. Daniel Perez Cueva grew up playing soccer on a potholed street outside his family’s apartment in the crime-ridden Bellavista neighborhood of Lima’s port district. “He dreamed of coming to Virginia Tech because of its prestige and he did it,” his mother Betty told Peruvian radio station RPP by phone from Virginia. “For my children, I’ve made it through the good times and the bad in this country … and we’ve worked it out little by little, until this happened.” Virginia Tech also was a dream come true for G.V. Loganathan, a 51-year-old engineering professor who grew up as the son of a railway worker in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Loganathan earned two engineering degrees in India, then came to the U.S. After earning a doctorate in hydraulics and systems engineering at Purdue University, he was desperate to stay and teach in America. He gladly took the post at Virginia Tech, where his 21-year-old daughter now studies, said his brother, G.V. Palanivel. He loved his job so much, he wanted to be buried on campus to be near his students, his wife, Usha, told The Indian Express newspaper: “My husband has dedicated his heart and soul to his students, and wanted to be close to the institute even after his death.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An Indonesian whose family sold property and cars to pay his tuition, a boy who played soccer on a potholed street in Lima and an aspiring architect from Mumbai – dreams and struggles brought them together in a small Virginia college town. An American tragedy carried grief back to their homelands and other corners of the world. At least seven of the 33 people who died in Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech were immigrants or foreign citizens – part of more than 600,000 international scholars and students at places of higher education across the United States. The student blamed for carnage also had roots abroad, coming with his parents from South Korea to suburban Washington, D.C., as a boy in 1992. The global fallout is just one of the many mournful spectacles following the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. Across different traditions and cultures, dozens of families are momentarily united in grief and disbelief. “We wanted him to succeed … but he met a tragic fate,” said Tohom Lumbantoruan, a retired army colonel in Indonesia whose family sold property and cars to pay the tuition for his son, Partahi. The 34-year-old student from Jakarta received his undergraduate degree from a Catholic university in the west Javanese city of Bandung. Friends there recommended Virginia Tech for his doctorate. “He thought it was one of the best civil engineering schools in the world. He wanted to work in the United States. That was his dream, to study and work in the U.S.,” said his older brother, Bindu Hasungungan. Twice, his brother was accepted to the graduate school, only to have U.S. officials refuse him a student visa – which have become tougher to obtain under screening rules imposed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. last_img read more

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WorkSafeBC fines Site C Contractor $662,102

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River Hydro Partners, has been fined $662,102.48 by WorkSafeBC.The fine was imposed on August 21, 2019, after a worker sustained an electrical shock injury. A worker was able to access the main circuit breaker in a high-voltage electrical cabinet for tunnelling equipment.According to WorkSafeBC, the main electrical breaker extensions on the exterior cabinet door were not functioning, the de-energization switches had been circumvented and the main breaker switch-box isolation covers were in disrepair.- Advertisement -WorkSafeBC staff also determined that it was a standard work practice at this site to access the main circuit breaker without following lockout procedures.A stop-use order was issued for the tunnelling equipment because Peace River Hydro Partners failed to ensure its equipment was capable of safely performing its functions, and was unable to provide its workers with the information, instruction, training, and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety.WorkSafeBC says these were both repeated violations.Advertisement This is the largest fine WorkSafeBC can issue under B.C. legislation.  The report from WorkSafeBC did not disclose the condition of the worker or the exact date of the incident.last_img read more

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Marijuana found, 4 arrests made at house

first_imgDeputies also seized three pot plants. The COPS deputies do compliance searches with other agencies in the unincorporated county area of Whittier monthly or bi-monthly, Cobos said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityTwo children, ages 17 and 3, who also lived there were placed under protective custody by the county Department of Children and Family Services, he added. The discovery was made while 11 deputies from the Community Oriented Policing Services, a parole officer, a probation officer and a representative from DCSF were checking if parolees were in compliance with the conditions of their parole. They were doing the compliance check at the house about 5:30 a.m. and saw the drugs. “Once we found the marijuana, we got a search warrant,” Cobos said. He described the marijuana as high grade and said that most of it was found packaged inside the house. WEST WHITTIER – Four people were arrested Wednesday after deputies seized 50 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $560,000 from a house. A man and a woman were booked on suspicion of violating parole while another man and woman were booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Al Cobos. The suspects’ names and ages weren’t available Wednesday night. Cobos said the couple on parole lived at the house in the 5900 block of Lockheed Avenue. last_img read more

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Bush-Dalai Lama meeting is defended

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We solemnly demand that the U.S. cancel the extremely wrong arrangements,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing. “It seriously violates the norm of international relations and seriously wounded the feelings of the Chinese people and interfered with China’s internal affairs.” At the White House, presidential spokesman Tony Fratto said: “We understand the concerns of the Chinese.” But he also said Bush always attended congressional award presentation ceremonies, has met with the Dalai Lama before and had no reason not to meet with him again. “This is a meeting with a spiritual leader. This is not a meeting with a, for example, a head of state,” Fratto added. Congress has long championed the Dalai Lama. By Foster Klug THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The White House vigorously defended President Bush’s plan to meet with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, brushing aside China’s warning that it would damage relations between Washington and Beijing. Both Bush and members of Congress – who are presenting him with the Congressional Gold Medal – have angered China by honoring the Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet’s Buddhists. last_img read more

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Smaller storage the new grail

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“You’re letting us into your heart now, not just your home,” said Bill Watkins, chief executive of Seagate Technology LLC, the world’s largest maker of hard drives.The opportunity hasn’t been lost on storage purveyors.Top suppliers like Seagate, Western Digital Inc. and Hitachi for hard drives, and Samsung Electronics Co. and Toshiba Corp. for both flash memory and hard drives are consistently pushing the technological envelope to feed device makers with ever beefier and more reliable technology.Consider Apple’s original iPod, which started in 2001 with a 5-gigabyte hard drive. Today, Apple has models ranging from the pencil-thin iPod Nano that holds up to 4 gigabytes using flash memory, to a video-capable iPod holding up to 60 gigabytes on a hard drive. SAN JOSE Bill Healy held the future in his pocket.The senior vice president of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. whipped out a tiny hard drive about the size of a Wheat Thin. The drive’s label claimed a capacity of 1,000 gigabytes more than 100 times greater than today’s models that can hold 8,000 photos or 2,000 songs.It wasn’t real. But at the rate storage technology is now moving, it’s only a matter of time before Healy’s mock 1-terabyte disk drive becomes a reality.With pioneering products like TiVo Inc.’s digital video recorders and Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod music players, the unsung storage components of hard disk drives and flash memory are taking on more visible roles. These are the keepers of precious personal cargo from photos and household finances to music collections and favorite TV shows. Flash memory makers have been doubling capacities about every nine months, says Celeste Crystal, an analyst at market researcher IDC. They’re squeezing more bits of data onto cells in their silicon chips as well as developing new ways to stack layers of cells in the same amount of space.The capacities of hard drives, which use spinning magnetized disks, have been doubling nearly each year. After decades of cramming more and more bits of data closer together, physical limitations are kicking in, so now the industry is switching to so-called perpendicular recording. By flipping the bits of information to stand vertically rather than horizontally, hard drive capacities are again on track to keep expanding.As a result, consumers are closer than they’ve ever been to seeing a terabyte of storage in the 3.5-inch hard disk drives found in mainstream home computers.Later this year, consumers will see PCs and backup-storage devices with 750-gigabyte hard drives a 50 percent increase from the previous industry maximum of 500 gigabytes and many more times greater than the megabyte drives of the 1980s.Three-quarters of a terabyte will let consumers store roughly 375 hours of standard TV programming, about 75 hours of high-definition video, more than a half million photos, or more than 10,000 music CDs converted into the MP3 digital audio format.And by the end of 2007, PCs will have 1-terabyte drives while notebook computers will sport 200-gigabyte drives, suppliers said.The competing storage medium, flash memory, holds data in tinier packages than hard drives, though at smaller capacities. Flash chips, unlike hard drives, have no moving parts, making them particularly rugged and versatile. It’s why people can now tote around reams of documents on USB keychains or work out to their favorite tunes on gizmos as light as a stick of Chapstick.Continued advances will mean portable gadgets will be able to carry 32 gigabytes of data on fingernail-sized flash memory cards within five years, predicts Eli Harari, chief executive of SanDisk Corp., the world’s largest supplier of flash memory storage cards.Both industries are on a tear.The hard drive industry hit a record $27.9 billion in worldwide sales in 2005, and IDC predicts record shipments will continue annually, ballooning to $41.5 billion in 2010.Flash industry sales are expected to jump to $18.7 billion in 2010, up from a record $10.6 billion in 2005, IDC forecasts.“Storage growth is phenomenal,” said IDC analyst John Rydning.Though flash memory and hard drives will compete for business in some overlapping product segments cell phones, portable media players and ultracompact laptops analysts say both are poised to dominate their respective markets.Hard drives, with their monster capacities, are expected to become increasingly vital components in all kinds of consumer gear not just computers. They’re also expanding into game consoles, car navigation systems, digital video recorders and camcorders.And Watkins eyes the kingpin of consumer electronics: “Every TV will have a hard drive on it, in it, near it,” he said, adding that storage demands will only be driven higher as consumers download more video games, TV shows, movies and other media.Meanwhile, flash memory is expected to expand beyond its current staples of digital cameras, portable music players and keychain drives. Flash memory suppliers are bullish on how the portability and battery-life advantages of their technology will give consumers access to media wherever they want.Harari eyes the mother lode in the mobile arena: “There are a billion consumers coming on stream for cell phones that will be your TV, personal computer, personal communicator and entertainment device. That’s our huge opportunity.”For both industries, thriving sales in consumer electronics have been key in boosting company profits even as they invested in research and development and cut per-gigabyte prices.Seagate saw its fiscal 2005 earnings rise to $707 million on revenue of $7.5 billion, up from $529 million in income on sales of $6.22 billion the year before. SanDisk earned $386.4 million in 2005, on sales of $2.31 billion, up from $272 million on sales of $1.78 billion a year earlier.Because the industry has continually reduced prices, Hitachi’s Healy promises consumers won’t have to break the bank to satisfy their storage needs.“This is the vision of the future,” Healy said, holding the mock 1-inch, 1-terabyte hard drive. It might take 20 years to get there, he said, “but it won’t cost you anymore than it would today.”That would roughly mean a retail price of $150, but instead of getting 8 gigabytes of storage, you would get 1,000.160Want 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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