first_imgTrainerMts 41% MANDATORY PICK 6 JACKPOT RETURNS $53,312 25% $1,161,492 Peter Miller113 43% 25 27 1st 29 John Sadler90 40 ITM% $1,079,715 27 13% 39 36 25 52 $1,539,962 29 $1,523,404 (Current Through Saturday, April 6) 20 19% 63% 1st HRONIS, SADLER JOIN HOWARD & ‘SILENT’ TOM 32% 15 34 18 20% $1,733,956 Richard Baltas129 JockeyMts 59% 15 Win% 51% FOND MEMORIES RESURRECTED AT SANTA ANITASeabiscuit, Round Table, Damascus, Buckpasser, Ack Ack, Affirmed, Native Diver,Spectacular Bid, John Henry, Best Pal, Lava Man, Game On Dude, Zenyatta.This is Santa Anita.Woolf, Arcaro, Longden, Shoemaker, Pincay, McCarron, Stevens, Delahoussaye.This is Santa Anita.Molter, McDaniel, Jones, Whittingham, McAnally, Frankel, Lukas, Baffert.This is Santa Anita.Hernandez, Johnson, Denman.This is Santa Anita.The San Gabriel Mountains, brought vividly into focus from a spectacular sunrise in a backdrop borne idyllically by nature after eons of gestation, a verdant landscape Monet, to art’s misfortune, missed by a century.This is Santa Anita.Memories of the greatness that was and is blossomed in all its historic glory Saturday as 30,713 fans on track and countless others transfixed to their TV monitors and shoulder to shoulder at betting parlors witnessed a storybook saga featuring marquee players Bellafina, Vasilika, Roadster and Game Winner, and Gift Box and McKinzie.This is Santa Anita.Bob Baffert, after his leading Triple Crown prospects ran first and second in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, which he has won a record nine times: “It’s hard to get to this moment. There’s not a better feeling than there is today.“The fans, despite what they’ve been reading, they showed up. They’re here to watch good racing, they brought their families, they’ll always remember the Santa Anita Derby. It was so comforting to see all these fans here and get behind us.“They know at the end of the day we love our horses. We wake up worrying about them, we go to sleep worrying about them. To me, that’s what made this a great day.”This is Santa Anita.TRAINERS LOOK TO THE FUTURE AFTER BIG VICTORIESBob Baffert, Simon Callaghan and Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward reported their respective stakes winners came out of Saturday’s races in good order, Roadster and Game Winner after running one-two in the Santa Anita Derby, Bellafina after capturing the Santa Anita Oaks and Vasilika after yet another smashing triumph, this in the Royal Heroine Stakes.“I got to run my big horses, they ran well and they both look good today, so that’s the main thing,” Baffert said Sunday morning. “The Big ‘Cap was a helluva race (in which his McKinzie was nosed out by Gift Box after a pulsating nose-and-nose duel to the wire).“All the fans showed up to watch those races. It was a good day.”While the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile May 4 had been mentioned immediately after her 2 ¾-length triumph in the Royal Heroine as a possibility for Vasilika’s next race, Ward said Sunday her next start likely will come in the Grade I Gamely Stakes May 27 at Santa Anita, where the dazzling daughter of Skipshot has won 10 of 11 races.The Grade I, $500,000 Gamely is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and Your’e In” Challenge Race to be decided at 1 1/8 miles on grass.As for Instagrand, third by 2 ¼ lengths in the Santa Anita Derby after leading into the stretch, Ward said the Pat Day Mile “is the race to look at” May 4 at Churchill Downs rather than the Kentucky Derby, adding, “but he might still go in the Derby. He ran good yesterday.”“All my horses came out of their races well,” said Callaghan, who also sent out victorious Hostess ($53) and Maxim Rate to finish a nose apart in Saturday’s Providencia Stakes. “The plan is to keep Bellafina here until maybe six days before the Kentucky Oaks (May 3).”MANDATORY SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT PAYS $53,312.60Although early prognostications forecast Saturday’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool would reach approximately $3 million, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent minimum wager, with a mandatory payout in place, generated a massive total pool of $5,352,827.With a carryover from Friday of $815,939 serving as a catalyst, $4,536,888 in “new” Rainbow Six money cascaded in, creating a pari-mutuel bonanza for the holders of 80 winning tickets, each worth $53,312.60.With a nine-race card in store today, the Rainbow Six will be comprised of races four through nine. Approximate post time for race four is 2:35 p.m. PT.BEER, CAMACHO SANTA ANITA’S 5K WINNERSOn a clear and cool morning, Christine Beer blazed the 3.1 mile course she has run so many times before in 35:55, followed by last-minute entrant Loren Lopez of Hospitality in Saturday’s annual 5K run for Santa Anita employees.Third among women was Wendy Thatcher, who decided to actually run, not walk the course, this year. Wendy and her running mate and colleague from Hospitality Billy Malone were proudly wearing their participant medals while working up in FrontRunner today.In the men’s division, lead pony rider Jesus Camacho jumped quickly from the starting gate and ran a very respectable 21:35, 109th overall out of nearly 5,000 participants. Following gamely for medals were Noe Meza of the Corp Yard and Rene Henriquez, who works on the starting gate.All in all, it was a great way to start Derby Day. Thanks to all participants for running and walking in this, the 25th edition of the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K !–Pete Siberell.Results in the women’s division: Christine Beer, Receiving Barn, 35:55; Loren Lopez, Hospitality, 38:32; Wendy Thatcher, Hospitality, 38:48; Mary Forney, TOC, 43:59; Lucinda Mandella, CARMA, 52:18; Natalie Rietkirk, CARMA, 52:18; and Voni Walker, Parking Operations, 1:02.52.Among men: Jesus Camacho, Racing, 21:35; Noe Meza, Corp Yard, 22:11; Rene Henriquez, Starting Gate, 23:41; Tim Craigmyle, Starting Gate, 24:06; Albert Razo, Plant, 28:36; Alec Jimenez, Corp Yard, 28:58; Billy Malone, Hospitality, 38:11; and Rey Solis, Accounting, 49:09.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:MidCourt works 7 furlongs (Sherriffs) 4-7-19Once on Whiskey (Outside) and  Explorer works 5 furlongs (Baffert) 4-7-19Soi  Phet works 5 furlongs (Powell) 4-7-19Springs Eternal works 5 furlongs (Mandella) 4-7-19Kanthaka worked 4 furlongs (Hollendorfer) 4-7-19Zoe Cadman catches up with  Mike Smith to talk about  Roadster’s win in the Santa Anita DerbySimon Callaghan recaps  Bellafina’s win in the Santa Anita OaksImprobable works 6 furlongs (Baffert) 4-5-19Ameerah B (Outside) and  Koritsi work 5 furlongs (Sadler) 4-5-19Rickey B (Outside) and  Stone Hands work 5 furlongs (Sadler) 4-5-19Mantaray Island (Outside) and   Don’t Sell works 5 furlongs (O’Neill) 4-5-19            FINISH LINES: With the winter portion of Santa Anita’s meet ending this afternoon, Joel Rosario leads Flavien Prat in the jockeys’ race, 55-52, with each named on seven horses today. Doug O’Neill holds a 29-24 lead over Richard Baltas among trainers . . . Starting with condition book number seven, agent Tom Knust will represent jockey Agapito Delgadillo in addition to Martin Garcia . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and resume live action at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12. There will be simulcast wagering Thursday with free general admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. . . . Fun Fact from Steve Byk, host the popular “At the Races” on Sirius Satellite Radio: With Gift Box following Accelerate’s 2018 Santa Anita Handicap win yesterday, Hronis Racing, LLC and John Sadlerbecame the first owner/trainer combo to win successive Big ‘Caps since C.S. Howard and “Silent” Tom Smith did it with Kayak II and Seabiscuit in 1939 and 1940. $3,472,601 12 11 Mike Smith78 32 24 16 17 25 2nd $1,765,768 16% 14% 55 47% BEER, CAMACHO TAKE SANTA ANITA’S 5K RUNS 15 56%center_img 28 61% 29 25 43% 20 20 30 Drayden Van Dyke160 $2,195,260 Doug O’Neill184 Flavien Prat195 IT’S A GREAT DAY AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE 15 16% 47% $3,357,598 27% 24 FUTURE AWAITS SATURDAY’S STAKE WINNERS 64% Joel Rosario219 55% 15% 19% Rafael Bejarano167 48% $1,845,838 Money Won 27% 18 23 21 12 14 $1,099,199 Tiago Pereira175 Geovanni Franco215 38% Philip D’Amato114 $1,638,086 $1,549,246 ITM% Jerry Hollendorfer104 13 Win% 26 15% 20 Money Won 18 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS $2,336,730 16% 3rd 22 3rd 2nd Bob Baffert75last_img read more

first_imgNewly certificated leaders at a recent PLI seminar in Monrovia (June 2019) Restoration Educational Advancement Program (REAP) in partnership with Pointman Leadership Institute (PLI), said they will hold a 2-day leadership seminar to enrich leaders from diverse sectors to foster leadership development, character building and good governance in their organizations, a release has said.According to the release, the seminar is scheduled to take place October 22-25, 2019 in the Joint Chambers of the Senate on Capitol Hill, Monrovia, focusing on Inspirational Trustworthy Leadership (The power of Character), and Responsible Leadership Ethics (Preventing Corruption).In Liberia, REAP/PLI have facilitated over 30 Anti-corruption and Ethics in Management Leadership seminars, and has impacted a cross section of over 5,000 participants within the judiciary, legislature and executive branches of government, as well as managers, professors, church leaders and others.REAP Founder, Mrs. Christine Tolbert Norman, said the goal of the seminar is to enhance participants’ leadership skills; develop moral standards that would help them in public and private sectors management; develop creativity, loyalty and initiative in followers; implement lifetime character development; and provide encouragement and motivation to the participants to infuse a high level of ethics into their areas of work.REAP/PLI began presenting seminars in Liberia since April 2005 with different service groups in and around the 15 counties.PLI is an international consortium of educators and former CEOs committed to providing training that will help leaders develop policies, strategies and attitudes needed for more dynamic leadership, and efficient organization.  PLI has presented seminars in over 60 countries to over 555,000 leaders worldwide.REAP is a humanitarian, educational and non-profit organization with the mission of enhancing leadership at all levels, supporting women and youth empowerment, and strengthening community development initiatives for growth and a better society.PLI African regional director from South Africa, Quintus Smith, will lead some of the sessions during the seminar with the help of other licensed Liberians, including Mrs. Norman, Cllr. Abla G. Williams, Reverend Augustine Dorbor and Professor Kebbie Kortue.At the end of the seminar, each participant will receive separate certificates for each of the courses, books and a PLI identity pin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“We were thrilled,” said Mary Branca, principal of Ocean View, which is in the East Whittier City School District. “We’ve implemented a lot of new strategies to make sure our kids are actively engaged in the classroom.”It’s quite an improvement from East Whittier City’s 2005 base report, said Assistant Superintendent Linda Welch.“Last year, we were really disheartened by our similar-schools rankings,” which ranged only between 1 and 5 in 2005 for all 13 schools. In 2006, most of East Whittier’s schools earned a ranking between 5 and 9.“We’ve worked really hard,” Welch said. “Our schools have just been making some significant changes, and I expect to see good results come from it.”Overall, nearly three-quarters of 134 area schools at 10 school districts saw improvements in their 2006 API scores from the previous year. Those districts are the East Whittier, El Rancho Unified, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Lowell Joint, Montebello Unified, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, South Whittier, Whittier City and Whittier Union High school. Eighteen schools, including Andrews Elementary and California High in Whittier, scored a 9 or better in their similar-schools rankings.“Our staff works very hard to improve the educational environment for every student at Cal High,” said Principal Rich Boline. “It is gratifying to know everyone’s hard work is paying off when compared to similar schools.”At the Whittier City School District, 10 of 13 schools saw improvements in their API scores from 2005, but Jackson and Lincoln elementary schools each received a statewide rank of 2 and a similar-schools rank of 1.As a result, Superintendent Carmella Franco said the district “has redoubled its efforts this current academic year in the areas of professional development, interventions for underachieving students and other site improvements.”Also, English learners are participating in one of three programs to address their specific needs.“The district remains hopeful that these efforts will result in stronger scores for this academic year,” Franco said.State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said he’s proud of schools’ steady progress on the API.But he said more work needs to be done on narrowing the achievement gap between successful students — often white or Asian and from affluent families — and struggling students, who are often poor, Hispanic, black, English learners or who suffer from a disability.As such, annual API targets will be set higher this year for student subgroups, which are based on race and socioeconomic status, among other factors.tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Three area schools, including Ocean View Elementary in East Whittier, were ranked among the top schools in the state on the 2006 Academic Performance Index base report, released Tuesday by the California Department of Education.The base report, which establishes a new baseline for comparison against 2007 test results, features adjusted API scores for last spring’s testing and school rankings from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.Two sets of API rankings are given out annually, based on comparisons to all schools statewide and to schools with similar demographics.When compared with schools statewide, Ocean View and Escalona elementaries in La Mirada were ranked among the highest with a 9. They were topped only by Macy Elementary in La Habra, which received a perfect 10.last_img read more

first_imgAre you in the market for a quality used vehicle? Would you like 2yr free servicing? If so then visit Kellys Toyota in Letterkenny or Mountcharles over the next 10 days.Buying a used car is a big investment that requires careful consideration. That’s why we’ve introduced Toyota Plus, an approved used car programme that delivers peace of mind every step of the way and to celebrate its launch we are hosting a special event from the 4th – 14th October and even better we are giving away 2yr free service on selected models.A Toyota Plus vehicle benefits from a minimum 12-month warranty and 12-month roadside assistance. Prior to sale, you can rest assured that your vehicle has passed a 100 point technical check, carried out by our trained Toyota mechanics. We have a range of flexible finance options available. Don’t forget Toyota cars retain their value longer than any other brand in Ireland. When the time comes to change your vehicle, your Toyota Plus approved used car will retain its value, ensuring you get a great deal on your next car.Visit our website at www.kellystoyota.com and view the large selection of used vehicles on display or call in and see the vehicles on display in Mountcharles & Letterkenny.Kelly’s Toyota roll out unmissable Toyota Plus Event was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennyMOUNTCHARLESToyotatoyota plus eventlast_img read more