ACKEE PIE, half-sister to the very fast 2017 classic contender Money Magnet, should not be opposed in tomorrow’s opening race of the Sunrise-6. The event, to be contested over 1000 metres straight, has attracted seven two-year-olds and Richard Azan holds a strong hand with his Adore The Gold – Jazzy Jet filly. She has been literally burning up the exercise track and last Saturday went 46.2×1.00.4 over tomorrow’s distance and looks a very smart one. Steven Todd’s STANISLAUS should also be an easy winner in the second event, which is confined to three-year-olds. By Traditional – Absolute Justice, STANISLAUS has failed to really confirm his early promise. The gelding has, however, campaigned against far better opposition in the past and will not be denied in this 1000 metres round race. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS 1. Ackee Pie 2. Stanislaus 3. Rejected Slew 4. Sonador Express 5. Kalamata 6. Hello Lady email@example.com Trainer Welsh Soutar’s REJECTED SLEW was up with the leaders for most of last Saturday’s 1200 metres race for non-winners of two, and now back against similar company, she will be hard to beat in the third. Visiting Panamanian rider Dick Cardenas, the hottest jockey now on show at the track, should settle her quickly in front from the number-one draw and pull away in the final stages. A mostly out-of-form 11-horse field will face the starter in the fourth, an 1100 metres race for $180,000 claimers. SONADOR EXPRESS looks the likely winner. The five-year-old mare was seen running on strongly in the 800 metres race won by Fastandflashy last Saturday. Her final time was 48.3 and this suggests that she is back to her best. KALAMATA will give jockey Robert Halledeen a rare winner in Race Five over 1820 metres. The British-bred filly loves a distance of ground, has come down at least two classes to face this field, and it should be an afternoon stroll for the four-year-old. Stable companions KANALOA and HELLO LADY will have the sixth between them. The latter beat KANALOA at exercise on October 14 and is given the nod in the 1100 metres race for non-winners of three. REJECTED SLEW HARD TO BEAT IN THE THIRD
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Mavericks won 120-116. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — The Bucks have little time to reflect on the end of their 18-game winning streak.Milwaukee’s impressive run was halted Monday night when Seth Curry and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 26 points to help the Dallas Mavericks hang on for a 120-116 victory even without star guard Luka Dončić.ADVERTISEMENT Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Kyle Korver added a season-high 17 points for Milwaukee, including five 3-pointers.Milwaukee trailed 69-67 when Antetokounmpo went to the bench with 6:32 left in the third quarter, having scored all 11 of the Bucks’ points in the period. Dallas led 75-69 when Antetokounmpo returned after a two-minute breather, and the Mavericks pushed the margin to 80-69.Dallas was 7 of 13 beyond the arc in the first quarter en route to a 36-22 lead entering the second period.“I’ve been in this league a long time and an 18-game winning streak is a spectacular demonstration of how good a team is,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “But you’re not going to win every game to finish the season. We just felt that if we came out and really concentrated on ourselves, with a pretty simple game plan, we give ourselves a chance.”TIP-INSMavericks: Dončić, who sprained his ankle Saturday against Miami, is improving. “He is responding well to treatment. He’s off crutches and out of a boot,” Carlisle said. “He’s progressing well. He will not play on Wednesday. If there’s any update, it will be Wednesday night.” The 20-year-old Doncic, third in the NBA in scoring at 29.3 points per game, did not travel with the team to Milwaukee.Bucks: Bledsoe sustained a right fibula avulsion fracture in Friday’s 127-114 win at Memphis. He is expected to miss about two weeks.UP NEXTMavericks: Host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.Bucks: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Vince Carter’s NBA career milestones are piling up View comments MOST READ Milwaukee, which dropped to 24-4 with its first loss since a 103-100 setback Nov. 8 at Utah, next hosts LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (24-3) on Thursday in a matchup of conference leaders.“It’s going to be a test for us,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the Bucks with 48 points and 14 rebounds. “The Lakers are one of the best teams in the league. We’ve got to play good basketball. We’ve got to move the ball. Obviously as a team, we don’t want to lose two in a row.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The winning streak was the Bucks’ longest since a franchise-record 20 consecutive victories by the 1970-71 championship team that featured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor, and Oscar Robertson.Dallas led comfortably for most of the fourth quarter until the final half-minute. Tim Hardaway Jr. hit the second of two free throws to make it 119-114 with 7.6 seconds left. Antetokounmpo scored on a layup and was fouled, but missed the free throw. Sterling Brown grabbed the offensive rebound, but his putback was blocked by Porzingis. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas “I’m proud of the way the guys fought to the very last second tonight,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “To find a way to be close in the fourth quarter and have an offensive rebound and give ourselves a chance, I think it’s just a sign of the competitive nature of this group.”Dončić sat out with a sprained right ankle, while the Bucks were missing injured point guard Eric Bledsoe.Milwaukee trailed 86-76 entering the fourth quarter and pulled to 99-92 before Porzingis hit back-to-back 3-pointers from long range. The Bucks got no closer until the final 23 seconds.Dallas was 16 of 41 from 3-point range, including four 3s each by Curry and Porzingis. The Bucks went 11 of 41 from beyond the arc.“I hit those two deep 3s but even then, Giannis was right there in front of me,” Porzingis said. “They know we are a pretty good shooting team. But we have so many weapons and anybody on any given night can score 20-plus points. That’s the dangerous thing about us. Tonight, Seth played great. It’s kind of hard to play against a team that has so many options.”ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is advising customers to be on the lookout for persons fraudulently carrying out duties on behalf of the company.According to reports, there are a number of persons who are being hoodwinked into handing over payments in order to prevent disconnection.The company said it wishes to notify the public that even as their disconnection campaign intensifies, in no way are they collecting payment on site to prevent such.The company said it received information that on Thursday last, reports of fraudulent activities occurred on East Bank Demerara (EBD) between the hours of 11:30 and 14:00.A resident of Public Road, Craig, EBD, called GWI to report that he paid two men from the company $6500 who visited his residence to disconnect his water supply.GWI became aware of this when the resident called to query if this payment would be updated in their system.The resident described the two men as short, dark-skinned and of African descent, attired in T-Shirts displaying GWI’s logo. He noted too that they drove a white Spacio, bearing registration number PTT 6867, and even recalled that the same individuals had reconnected his water supply in 2014.Other residence from the same area made similar reports of men matching the same description, requesting money to prevent disconnection of their water.The matter was reported to the Grove Police Station and an investigation has been launched.GWI has since advised that customers be alert of the present issue and be informed that no monies should be paid to GWI officials on the ground.All monies are to be paid at GWI offices countrywide.
EDMONTON, A.B. — The spring sitting of the Alberta legislature is set to begin, with the focus on pipelines and the economy.The session opens Thursday with a speech from the throne, and Government House Leader Brian Mason says the first order of business the following Monday is a debate on pipelines.Mason says all members of the legislature will be asked to vote on a government motion that makes it clear to the rest of Canada its support for Alberta’s efforts on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.- Advertisement -Alberta has been fighting with British Columbia over the pipeline, which has been approved by the federal government but has met resistance from the B.C. government.The opposition United Conservatives have already voiced support for getting Trans Mountain built, but have disagreed with how Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP is waging the fight.The centrepiece of the session comes March 22, when Finance Minister Joe Ceci delivers the fiscal 2018 budget.Advertisement
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is ‘hoping’ to be fit for next weekend’s top-four crunch match with Arsenal after withdrawing from the England squad through injury.The Reds starlet has returned to Merseyside for treatment after having an injection in his toe following Friday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania.Sterling impressed in front of a capacity Wembley Stadium and was on the scoresheet with his first ever international goal in a one-sided 4-0 victory.He will not, though, be travelling with Roy Hodgson’s side to face Italy as an ongoing toe issue has ruled him out of Tuesday’s friendly in Turin.The 20-year-old – along with Danny Welbeck, James Milner and Leighton Baines – has returned to his club, who next Saturday face a crucial match in the fight for the top-four.Defeat at Arsenal would be a hammer blow to Liverpool’s hopes of Champions League qualification – a match key man Sterling does not expect to miss.“It had been pre-agreed with the FA and obviously my club to get an injection after the game,” he said. “I will receive some treatment back at the club and go from there.”Asked if he would be fit for the trip to Arsenal, Sterling said: “Hopefully, yeah.“I will get this injection now and see how it goes in the next few days. Hopefully I will be okay for the Arsenal game.”It is a match Sterling will approach buoyed by a memorable night in front of a sell-out Wembley crowd.Lost amidst the excitement of Harry Kane’s goalscoring debut was the fact that the Liverpool attacker’s close-range effort was his first for England, coming on his 14th appearance. And the goal was all the more special for Sterling given he grew up in the shadows of the Home of Football.“It’s been a long time coming to get my first goal, but I’m really happy and hopefully I can continue this with England,” he added.“I watched this stadium get built, so it was obviously pleasing to score at Wembley. It will live with me for a long time.” Liverpooland England forward Raheem Sterling 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Myrick and two accomplices also tied up the woman’s boyfriend and beat him after coming into their home in the 13600 block of Yukon Avenue. While her boyfriend lay bound and blindfolded on the floor, she was led around with a shirt on her head and was raped twice. Before she spoke in court, she sat with her mother, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue as her legs bounced nervously. The woman, whose identity is being withheld, stood at the podium and with her voice occasionally cracking told Myrick how he changed her life and made her forever afraid. She said she impulsively checks the locks on her doors and can fall asleep only with a television on – fearing the darkness. By Denise Nix Staff Writer After the woman he raped called him “scum” and an “animal,” Steven Myrick was sentenced Monday to 109 years and two life terms in prison for the violent home-invasion burglary in her Hawthorne apartment. The 41-year-old former gang leader turned activist was linked to the June 18, 2000, crime through DNA. “Someone I don’t even know was able to change the course of my life forever,” she said, before calling Myrick a slew of names. “Nothing that this court will do to you today will ever compare with what you did,” she added. Deputy District Attorney Jodi Link asked Torrance Superior Court Judge Eric Taylor to show no mercy to Myrick, who never showed any mercy to his victims. Myrick, who has appealed, did not show any reaction to the maximum prison term handed down by the judge. His mother, however, sobbed loudly. Myrick’s attorney, James Cooper, asked the judge to disregard some of his client’s prior criminal record to spare him some prison time. Cooper noted that Myrick had received accolades from former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and Councilwoman Janice Hahn for his efforts to bring peace between rival gangs in Watts. Link, however, said it was Myrick’s illegal behavior at a December 2004 peace rally – mooning police officers – that led to an indecent exposure conviction and inclusion of his DNA in the state’s law enforcement database. Although two men were arrested on suspicion of the burglary, they were not charged with the rape because their DNA did not match evidence collected from the woman. During Myrick’s trial that ended with his conviction Oct. 2, the victim’s boyfriend, D’Jana Matthews, testified about a confrontation with three men in the couple’s apartment. Matthews knew one of the men, Jerome Blackburn, who was a friend of a neighbor. Blackburn was present when the neighbor had asked Matthews to hold some gambling winnings but wasn’t aware that Blackburn had already returned the money. Blackburn, Myrick and another man, Kenneth Dobson, demanded money. Myrick pointed a gun at Matthews’ head and hit him with it. The three then tied Matthews up with a phone cord and piled clothes and speakers on top of him in the bedroom. They ransacked the home and raped Matthews’ girlfriend. Dobson, later killed in a gang-related shooting, and Blackburn were convicted a year later for the burglary. A DNA expert testified during the trial that there was a 1-in-110-quadtrillion chance that the biological evidence found on the female victim belonged to anyone other than Myrick. The jury convicted him of residential burglary and two rape counts. It also found that a gun was used and that the rape occurred during a burglary while a victim was tied or bound. Myrick had previously been convicted of attempted robbery in 1988, robbery and drug possession in 1992 and armed attempted robberies and drug possession. He served seven years of his 13-year sentence for the 1992 convictions and was released about 10 months before the Hawthorne rape and burglary. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A just-unearthed cave formed more than 1 million years ago could yield new insight into the geological history of the American West, according to scientists, who called the discovery at Sequoia National Park a major find. Four amateur cave explorers uncovered the vast caverns, stretching more than 1,000 feet into a remote mountainside, in August. Visitors to the cave, dubbed Ursa Minor, described seeing millions of crystals that shimmered like diamonds lodged in its walls. Translucent mineral curtains hung from the ceiling, and a lake possibly 20 feet deep filled one of the cave’s five known rooms. Passages leading into darkness suggested there was still much more to see. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleGeologists and cave explorers said although caves are discovered often, it is rare to find one so grand. “There are things in this cave that could really open windows into our knowledge of geologic history and the formation of caves throughout the West,” said Joel Despain, the park’s cave manager. “We’re just beginning to understand the scientific ramifications of this.” Park officials will not pinpoint the cave’s location, saying only that it is in the Kaweah River watershed and will probably never be open to the public. Explorer Scott McBride with the nonprofit Cave Research Foundation discovered the entrance to Ursa Minor, no bigger than a softball, on Aug. 19. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
targets The Reds are not in need of splashing out this summer after heavy investment over the last 18 months.Klopp said there is no real pressure to make a signing but if the right player comes along then they could make a move.“I’m happy with the team, we are really happy,” said Klopp.“We have to see if we find maybe one position, if we find something for it, but there’s no real pressure because it’s not about signing a player. We have solutions for all the situations. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Liverpool reportedly want to sign German wonderkid Kai Havertz.The 20-year-old became a star for Bayern Leverkusen last season with an incredible 20 goals and seven assists. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Images – Getty Fans go wild as Liverpool celebrate their Champions League victory with bus parade “Do we have exactly the solution that everybody from outside would be 100 per cent happy?“I don’t think so because people want to have world-class here, world-class here and the guy on the bench has to be world-class as well.“That’s not so easy. But we are of course working on it.” REVEALED His impressive performances even earned him a called up to the Germany national side.Havertz explained in Bild that he hoped to play for Leverkusen before making the jump to a bigger club. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder He said: “One day I will have to take the next step. I don’t know if that will be Bayern.“I don’t know if abroad is an option, either. I am confident to play in another team, though.”Bild also says that Bayern Munich are interested as well as Barcelona.Havertz’s contract runs until 2022 and the figure quoted is around £90million.Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool could make one more signing during the transfer window. 2 boost Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January New job TROPHY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Getty Klopp says Liverpool will not be as active this transfer window Kai Havertz is a star of the future for Germany JIBE Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 8.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen deals
Ray Maota South Africa will host its biggest golfing event – the Tournament of Hope –from 2012 to 2016. Charl Schwartzel became a national hero recently when he won the most prestigious tournament in the golfing world, the 2011 Masters championship. (Image: ABC News) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sunshine Tour + 27 21 850 6500 RELATED ARTICLES • South African golf prodigy wins the British Open • Sun City golf courses still top notch • Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids • Poverty summit gets experts thinkingSouth Africa will host its biggest golfing tournament yet when the multimillion-dollar World Golf Championship is played in the country in 2012.The event will draw the top 70 golfers from around the world, dwarfing South Africa’s current premier golfing tournament, the Nedbank Golf Challenge.The new addition to the country’s golfing calendar has been brought about after much negotiation between the US PGA Tour, the International Federation of PGA Tours and Sunshine Tours in Augusta, Georgia, US.Commissioner of Sunshine Tours, Gareth Tindall, said on his return from Augusta: “This is, without doubt, the most significant milestone in the history of professional golf in South Africa.“It is something that we as the Sunshine Tour have been working on for a long time and the unanimous support that we have received from the other professional tours around the world confirms the major standing of our players and the Sunshine Tour in world golf.”Tournament of HopeThe major golfing championship will be known as the Tournament of Hope and will raise awareness of poverty in Africa and the HIV/Aids pandemic. The dates and venues for the tournament have yet to be announced.Tindall said: “We now find ourselves at the beginning of one of the most exciting chapters in South African sport and we have plenty of work to do. We look forward to being able to make further announcements about the event in due course.”The prize money for the tournament is US$10-million (R69.7-million), making it the richest tournament in South Africa’s golfing history. It will be hosted in South Africa from 2012 to 2016.“What is even more significant is that we have the commitment to host this World Golf Championship event for a period of five years. That has enormously positive implications for the game and for our country as a whole,” said Tindall.Tournament dates changeThe introduction of the Tournament of Hope and the clashing of the South African Open Championship (SA Open) with the Presidents Cup mean that tournament dates will change.The SA Open will swap dates with the Alfred Dunhill Championship so that it doesn’t clash with the Presidents Cup, which is being played in Australia from 16 to 21 November 2011.This means Ernie Els, who is the defending champion of the Presidents Cup, will be able to defend his title and play with fellow South African Charl Schwartzel – the new Masters champion.Tindall said: “The international team in this year’s Presidents Cup is likely to feature at least five South Africans and we wanted to ensure that they have the opportunity to play in both events. We are delighted that we were able to reach this agreement and must pay tribute to our long-time sponsor Alfred Dunhill for agreeing to the compromise.”The nation’s prideCharl Schwartzel became a national hero recently when he won the most prestigious tournament in the golfing world, the 2011 Masters championship.Already in Malaysia for the Maybank Malaysian Open less than a week after his Masters triumph, Schwartzel says he still can’t believe it’s a reality.“Right now as I’m sitting here I don’t know if it is morning or night, obviously last week was such a big week. It’s still so difficult to take it all in,” he said.“I was so busy with media afterwards and then straight from there I slept a few hours and got on a flight here. So I’ve not really taken it all in yet. Maybe next week when I’m at home I’ll maybe sit and watch the highlights and reflect on last week. I’m just quite a happy guy right now.”
I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’ve met in the last twelve years and the positive impact.Let’s explore these aspects of HR…too often we forget about them when we’re having a bad day.No Day Is the SameYour calendar is open and you’ve already got the day broken up into working on some important side projects. Guess what? The circus outside your door has a different idea. Great HR professionals take advantage of the downtime because they know that things happen. When someone stops by and says “got a second?” It could be a positive conversation or it could be a “hmmm maybe I should check with an attorney on this one.”Done Correctly, HR Has a Positive Impact at the Company Through Coaching, Training and Employee RelationsThere is an important caveat in that statement “done correctly.” Which means that HR can differ by company.Of course, there are foundation ideas that I would encourage every company to embrace: ethics and values, safety, etc., but other parts of HR can and should vary by company. Examples include recruiting, employee relations (within legal boundaries), retention and engagement.When we customize our HR processes for the company, we have the best chance of making that positive impact because the HR product or process is designed for the people it supports, instead of forcing people into a process designed for a different group of people.HR Professionals Are AwesomeI know, some of you are thinking “seriously? Because I’ll give you the name of my HR lady because she is not awesome.”It takes a unique skill set to be a good HR professional. You must be comfortable in the grey, you must be comfortable with tough conversations and you must be comfortable that some people won’t like you.The best HR pro’s I know can handle all the above and have a personality to boot. They are creative, intelligent people who don’t look down on the people they support. That is a unique skillset and why HR people are great.Originally published on Workology blog.