first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2015)–Underrated Harlington’s Rose rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes by three quarters of a length while covering six furlongs in 1:09.64 under Joe Talamo.Trained by Steve Knapp, the California-bred filly by Harlington broke from the rail and lacked room while full of run into the far turn. Next to last, about three lengths off the lead at the quarter pole, she wheeled three-wide turning into the stretch to gradually inch away from runner-up Meinertzhageni inside the sixteenth pole.“I didn’t really want the rail,” said Knapp. “As you could see, she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around, but it is what it is.“She has developed. When she was two and three, she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this has made her a much, much better horse.”Off at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares, Harlington’s Rose, who got her first graded stakes win, paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00. Owned by Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul Newhart and Martha Miller, she improved her overall mark to 21-4-5-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $371,040.“You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse,” said Talamo, who’s ridden in her last four starts, beginning with a win in the Kalookan Queen Stakes on Dec. 28. “I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off…I was following Global Hottie (even money favorite with Victor Espinoza) and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and (Global Hottie) ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit, but fortunately, I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”Ridden by Fernando Perez, Meinertzhageni sat close into and around the far turn, took the lead at the top of the stretch while repelling a challenge to her inside from pacesetter Tribal Gal and held off Global Hottie and finished second by a head. Off at 5-1, she paid $6.00 and $3.00.Sent from the number three post by Espinoza, Global Hottie couldn’t out-foot Track Gal early and opted to take back off the pace.“I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out,” said Espinoza. “She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.”             Trained by Bob Baffert, Global Hottie paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.70, 44.78 and 57.07.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. –30–last_img read more

How the Premier League table would look based on every club’s away form only

first_img Newcastle United star DeAndre Yedlin in action. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 9. WatfordP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 7 | GA 6 | GD +1 | Points 810. Wolverhampton WanderersP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 4 | GA 5 | GD -1 | Points 811. EvertonP 6 | W 1 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 7 | GA 9 | GD -2 | Points 6 REPLY 16. SouthamptonP 6 | W 1 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 4 | GA 13 | GD -9 | Points 417. Newcastle UnitedP 5 | W 0 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 3 | GA 5 | GD -2 | Points 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? But how are Tottenham dealing with this difficult situation? Find out in a Premier League table based on every club’s away results only below… huge blow Latest Football Stories getty 8 no dice ADVICE Tottenham Hotspur have technically been on the road for the last season-and-a-bit following delays to their brand new stadium.Spurs’ new arena is certain to be extraordinary when it opens but it’s seen them play eight matches away from home, two or three more than other teams. Brighton star Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring away against Cardiff City. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4. Manchester CityP 5 | W 3 | D 2 | L 0 | GF 9 | GA 1 | GD +8 | Points 115. ArsenalP 5 | W 3 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 14 | GA 9 | GD +5 | Points 106. Manchester UnitedP 7 | W 3 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 12 | GA 13 | GD -1 | Points 10 REVEALED 8 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Michael Keane celebrates scoring for Everton away at Bournemouth. 8 Leicester City star Demarai Gray pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after scoring away at Cardiff Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining center_img BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 12. Crystal PalaceP 6 | W 2 | D 0 | L 4 | GF 6 | GA 9 | GD -3 | Points 613. West Ham UnitedP 6 | W 1 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 11 | GD -5 | Points 514. BurnleyP 7 | W 1 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 6 | GA 15 | GD -9 | Points 515. Brighton & Hove AlbionP 7 | W 1 | D 1 | L 5 | GF 5 | GA 12 | GD -7 | Points 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1. Tottenham HotspurPlayed 8 | Won 7 | Drawn 0 | Lost 1 | Goals For 15 | Goals Against 6 | Goal difference +9 | Points 212. LiverpoolP 6 | W 4 | D 2 | L 0 | GF 9 | GA 4 | GD +5 | Points 143. ChelseaP 5 | W 4 | D 1 | L 0 | GF 12 | GA 1 | GD +11 | Points 13 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 7. BournemouthP 6 | W 3 | D 0 | L 3 | GF 10 | GA 9 | GD +1 | Points 98. Leicester CityP 6 | W 3 | D 0 | L 3 | GF 9 | GA 10 | GD -1 | Points 9 8 8 Chelsea celebrate a goal away from home 8 MONEY 8 8 In the Premier League, winning games away from home is vital if you want to achieve your goals.Whether you’re in a title chase or fending off the threat of relegation, you need to win games on the road, as well as in front of your own fans. How the inside of Tottenham’s new stadium looked on November 20. RANKED Tottenham Hotspur stars celebrate Juan Foyth’s goal away at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park. Manchester United celebrate scoring away at Bournemouth. 18. HuddersfieldP 5 | W 0 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 4 | GA 14 | GD -10 | Points 219. Cardiff CityP 5 | W 0 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 2 | GA 11 | GD -9 | Points 120. FulhamP 7 | W 0 | D 1 | L 6 | GF 5 | GA 18 | GD -13 | Points 1last_img read more

Investing in commercial property

first_img17 December 2003Foreign investors, mainly from the UK, Ireland and Germany, are increasingly buying South African commercial property as a medium- to long-term investment, according to business information service I-Net Bridge.According to Peter Golding, chief executive officer of Golding Commercial Properties (GCP), a subsidiary of the Pam Golding Properties group, GCP has been receiving ongoing inquiries for commercial property investments of late.Golding told I-Net Bridge that investors are currently looking for commercial properties in South Africa with capital ranging from about R10-million to R200-million to invest.A notable example cited by Golding is that of a “big German financial institution” wanting to invest $20-million (about R128-million) in prime commercial property for a closed end fund.Golding says investors are seeking quality stock and tenant credibility, with a preference for a single, prime commercial A-grade property with a 10-year lease with a branded corporate.And, says Golding, it’s Cape Town which is attracting the most interest.“With its high appeal and tremendous international exposure, Cape Town continues to be seen in an extremely positive light by potential offshore investors who perceive tremendous capital growth in the property market”, Golding told I-Net Bridge.What about the costs? Put simply, that is “not the issue”, he says.Chris Immelman, the head of Golding Commercial Properties’ leasing and sales division, told I-Net Bridge that the demand for quality commercial stock in Cape Town “presents an opportunity for corporates who own their own buildings to consider the benefits of undertaking a corporate sale and leaseback, thereby unlocking capital which can then potentially be better utilised in business.”Golding says that while the national market is currently characterised by a lack of available, quality stock opportunities also exist in centres such as Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban and Port Elizabeth.The high demand for residential property in the Boland and Overberg region of the Western Cape is also having a positive impact on the commercial property market in the area.Immelman says the surge in demand for homes in the Helderberg Basin in areas such as Stellenbosch, Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West and Paarl is boosting the demand for commercial property, particularly for the lease and sale of office and retail space.Eugene Muntingh, GCP regional sales manager, says overseas investors are also expressing an interest in this area, with UK and German buyers wishing to invest in fully tenanted property from R5-million upwards.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

SA’s ‘super-growth’ companies

first_img30 May 2006Twenty percent of South Africa’s companies fall in the “super growth” category of firms which have grown considerably more than the average – up from 16% in 2005 and 12% in 2004 – according to consultancy Grant Thornton International.The result places South Africa in the top 10 on Grant Thornton’s Super Growth Index, which ranks countries by proportion of super growth companies, for the third year running – a reflection on the country’s consistent economic growth over this period.The Super Growth Index research project is part of Grant Thornton’s International Business Owners Survey, conducted among 7 000 owners of medium-sized businesses in 30 countries worldwide.More SA firms exportThe survey also found that the number of mid-sized South African companies that are exporting has increased to 37%, from 35% in 2005.Super growth companies, Grant Thornton said in a statement this week, are 23% more likely to export than ordinary companies – and far less constrained by their ability to finance expansion of their business.“For example, cost of finance was an issue for 50% more ordinary companies than super growth companies globally, as was shortage of working capital (47%) and shortage of long term finance (58%),” Grant Thornton said.“While access to finance and a shortage of long-term finance did feature as a constraint to South African mid-sized business owners, only 11% and 12% respectively viewed these issues as major constraints to business growth.”ConfidenceSuper growth companies, according to the survey, are also “very positive” about prospects for their business in 2006, specifically around such issues as increasing the selling price of their goods and services, growing exports and making greater investments in new buildings, plant and machinery.Of the SA business owners surveyed, 36% said they planned to increase their investment in new buildings, while 52% said they were looking to invest in new plant and machinery.US slipsThe United States topped Grant Thornton’s Super Growth Index for the second consecutive year, despite its proportion of super growth companies falling from 48% to 39% this year.Other strong super growth performers included Sweden (31%), Ireland (26%), the United Kingdom (23%) and Canada (23%). Greece fell most sharply in the rankings, from 9th to 21st position. Italy, Russia and Turkey jointly share bottom position with 4%.Mainland China, included in the index for the first time this year, came in 14th position with 14% of its companies classified as super growth.Key indicatorsTo count as a super growth company, a firm must have grown “considerably more than the average, measured against key indicators including the number of employees, current turnover, percentage growth in employment in the past year and percentage growth in turnover in the past three years”.Grant Thornton’s International Business Owners Survey, first conducted in 2002, builds on the European Business Survey which Grant Thornton ran from 1993 to 2001.The research was conducted by Experian Business Strategies Limited and Wirthlin Worldwide. In South Africa, research was conducted by Research Surveys among 300 business owners employing between 50 and 250 staff.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Touch Football Community Recognised In Australia Day Honours

first_imgMembers of the Touch Football community have been recognised at Australia Day awards ceremonies across Australia, for their contribution and achievements in the sport. Australian Mixed Open co-captain, Kylie Hilder was named the Sportsperson of the Year at the Great Lakes Australia Day Awards ceremony for her efforts in helping Australia win the Mixed Open title at the 2012 Trans Tasman Series in Mudgee. To read the stories in the Great Lakes Advocate, please click on the link below:http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1262618/australia-day-awards-go-to/?cs=445 http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1267619/aussie-day-honour-for-hilder/?cs=445 Mudgee Touch Association secretary, Kathy Lang was also recognised, receiving the Mid-Western Regional Council’s Senior Sports Award. To read the full story in the Mudgee Guardian, please click on the link below:http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/1262725/volunteer-earns-top-award/?cs=12 The Yass Touch Association was also recognised, receiving the Australia Day Community Group award at the Yass Valley Australia Day Awards. To read the full story in the Yass Tribune, please click on the link below:http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/1265212/yass-touch-wins-australia-day-award/?cs=12 If you know of any other members of the Touch Football community that received recognition at Australia Day awards, be sure to let us know by emailing [email protected] Related LinksAustralia Day Awardslast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions important

first_imgJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions importantby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was delighted with a crucial win over AS Roma.Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal of the game.“We’re Winter Champions, but we haven’t really won anything yet,” Allegri told DAZN.“We are doing some good things, we’re in the Champions League Round of 16, but the important thing is to have a good buffer from Napoli in second place.“It was a good game, we remained organised when under pressure, Robin Olsen made some fine saves and we played well.“We had to cause Roma problems and put the pressure on them straight away, as it’s a psychologically fragile side. We should’ve done more after going 1-0 up, as they were really struggling.“Roma had more possession in the second half, but we didn’t really allow them any chances. I’d say it was a deserved victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoBournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lerma

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lermaby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he will teach Jefferson Lerma to avoid “needless bookings”.The Colombian grabbed his fourth booking out of seven Premier League games in Saturday’s draw with West Ham United.He told the Daily Echo: “Saturday’s (foul) he probably didn’t need to do. I think the majority of his tackles I’m with him on the pitch and he might be a split second late and it’s a yellow card. That’s the way he plays.”You wouldn’t want him to change that competitive style. Obviously we don’t want to lose him to suspensions and it would be a big blow if we did lose him.”It’s the needless ones (bookings). It’s the ones at the end of the game that he’ll probably look back at and think ‘I didn’t need to do that’. They’re the ones that you want to try and eradicate from his game.”Howe added: “It was well-documented, Harry Arter and our relationship with Harry and how many yellow cards he picked up. But you wouldn’t want to change Harry’s instincts and the way that he played because he wouldn’t be the player that made him what he was.”It’s the same with Jeff. That’s why we signed him. You don’t want to take that away, a lot of the attributes that he shows but it’s trying to educate him and show him maybe a different way at times will be key – talk to him and show him some things.”We want to keep him on the pitch for as long as we can.” last_img read more

Beothuk remains to be returned to Canada

first_imgThe remains of Demasduit, who died in 1820 and was one of the last living Beothuk, will be returned to Canada.Martha TroianAPTN NewsThe remains of two Beothuk people that had been kept in a Scottish museum are coming home.The National Museums Scotland announced an agreement has been reached with the Canadian government to transfer the remains.The remains, two skulls, belong to a Beothuk husband and wife named Nonosabasut and Demasduit from Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland.The remains have been at the museum since the 1850s.It is believed that the Beothuk people of what is now called Newfoundland and Labrador have been extinct since 1829.The decision to transfer the remains was made by the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland following an official request from the Canadian government last year, and has been given approval by the Scottish government.APTN has been following this story:Canada finally makes request for Beothuk remains held in Scotland“We are pleased to have reached this agreement and to be able to transfer the remains of these two Beothuk people to the country where they lived and were buried,” said Dr. Gordon Rintoul, the director of the National Museums Scotland in a press release.“Following careful consideration in line with our Human Remains in Collections Policy, the board approved the request and we have subsequently sought and now received the required approval from the Scottish Government. We have informed the Canadian Government and the Canadian Museum of History and are now making arrangements to transfer the remains.”John Paul of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chief Secretariat says the remains will be treated through ceremony once they return. John Paul, executive director with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chief Secretariat, an advocacy organization for Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Innu communities, couldn’t be happier.“It’s very good news that they finally heard our voices in the wilderness basically to actually listen,” says Paul.“It is a positive undertaking on behalf of the museum and I think that [the remains] will be treated through ceremony when they’re brought back.”Paul was unaware of the news until APTN informed him.Miawpukek Chief Mi’sel Joe has been instrumental in the effort to have the Beothuk remains returned to Canada.Misel Joe, the chief of the Miawpukek First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community located at Conne River, could not be reached by phone, but has been instrumental in fighting for the return of these remains and even travelling to Scotland on several occasions.“Misel Joe from Newfoundland has been working on this for a number of years with the provinces, with the federal government and directly with the museum,” says Paul.Watch Todd Lamirande’s APTN Investigates episode ‘Extinction Event’ here.The National Museums Scotland, located in Edinburgh, is regarded as one of the leading museum groups in the United Kingdom and Europe that looks after collections of national and international importance.No mention of funeral objects associated with burial to be repatriatedIn November 2017, a formal request was made by the federal government to have the remains repatriated but a spokesperson with the department of Canadian Heritage wrote that the delay was because specific requirements were needed to complete the formal request.A provincial spokesperson with the government of Newfoundland said at the time the request was complex based on the fact that there are no genealogical descendants that can represent the interests of Demasduit and Nonosabasut.William Epps Cormack, the son of a Scottish merchant, stole the skulls and burial objects in 1827 and gave them to his mentor to be included in the collection at the University of Museum in Edinburgh, now called the National Museums Scotland.According to a press release by the National Museums Scotland, the remains of two Beothuk people will be repatriated, but the release does not mention the funeral objects associated with the remains.APTN asked the National Museums Scotland what will become of those items and was told by a spokesperson that “it is not our current policy to consider transfer of items in the collection outside of the category of human remains.”The spokesperson also stated the two Beothuk remains will be handed over to a representative from the Canadian Museum of History, and are currently discussing arrangements to make this happen.Not only are museums housing numerous Indigenous human remains and artifacts, but universities are too.APTN Investigates reported hundreds of human remains ranging from small bones fragments to complete skeletons and some from as far back as the ninth century held at universities across Canada.Hundreds of Indigenous human remains at Canadian universitiesMany of those human remains have been with the universities since the 1920s and are stored in plastic bins, wooden trays to even cardboard [email protected]@ozhibiiigelast_img read more

If Canada wants national pharmacare taxes will have to go up former

first_imgOTTAWA – Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to go up.Page, who now heads a University of Ottawa think tank, will walk through the numbers Friday when he gives a presentation to the provincial and territorial leaders on what lawmakers should know about creating a cross-country, publicly funded plan for prescription drugs.The federal Liberals have put together a group of advisers, led by former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins, to consult Canadians and explore options for a national program. The council is due to report back next year, when the topic of pharmacare is sure to become a major issue during the federal election campaign.But the burning question remains: who’s going to pay for it?Last fall, an analysis by the parliamentary budget officer estimated national pharmacare would carry a hefty cost in the neighbourhood of $20 billion a year. That’s about one percentage point of Canada’s gross domestic product and twice Ottawa’s annual deficit projections in each of the next few years.Page said there’s a solid argument to be made for national pharmacare because it would help Canadians save significantly on their out-of-pocket drug expenses and create more consistency in terms of health costs across the country. The 2017 parliamentary budget office study estimated such a plan would save Canadians more than $4 billion every year on prescriptions.But Page said Ottawa’s books are already facing a difficult fiscal situation and warned the federal balance sheet would become unsustainable if it assumed the full cost of such a program.The provinces, as a group, are in even rougher fiscal shape, he added.His presentation, which is based on a study by his Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy to be released Monday, recommends spending cuts and tax increases as ways to afford it.Page, however, believes there’s no way to avoid tax hikes if Canada is serious about pharmacare. One option would be to boost the GST by two points, back to seven per cent, he added.“Raising taxes is never easy, politically, in this environment, but I think if we’re going to really do something like this, we’re going to have to do it,” he said in an interview.“I don’t see any other way of really moving this forward.”Page will address the premiers in St. Andrew’s, N.B., where they will gather this week for Council of the Federation meetings. Without tax increases, governments will see their shortfalls balloon well beyond existing levels, he said.“I think it would shock people,” Page said. “Deficits would literally double.”He supports the argument that, in certain cases, public servants have a responsibility to tell taxpayers that raising taxes is in their interests as a way to make life easier for politicians to take unpopular decisions.“I think the case for a national public pharmacare program is pretty strong, even from a fiscal perspective,” he said.“Just on the numbers, it’s pretty clear that these public systems… produce much lower costs. Canadians are paying a lot for drugs, a lot.”Health-care advocates have long urged Ottawa to work with provinces and territories to implement a universal public prescription drug program that covers all Canadians.Critics call the country’s current system an inefficient, expensive patchwork that has left 3.5 million Canadians unable to afford the medication they need.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more