HORSEMEN FANCY ‘HOME BOYS’ IN RICH PEGASUS $2 MILLION GUARANTEED IN SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX TRAINER MAKES SHORT WORK OF WET WEATHER STAKES DEBUT FOR KING ABNER IN TURF CLASSIC RICHARD’S BOY BACK ON DIRT IN CAL CUP SPRINT BECERRA GOES FOR ‘MILLIONS’ WITH LONGSHOT ACCELERATE, CITY OF LIGHT DOMINATE PEGASUS WORLD CUPSanta Anita-based horsemen almost unanimously went with the home team when asked their opinions on what horse would win the richest race in North America, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Horse of the Year runner-up Accelerate and his only conqueror last year, City of Light, dominated in a random survey, to wit:David Bernstein: Accelerate. “He’s trained well and he’s a real race horse.”Vann Belvoir: “Accelerate.”Val Brinkerhoff: “Accelerate.”Simon Callaghan: “City of Light.”Jack Carava: “It’s pretty close. They’re two good horses.”Matt Chew: “City of Light. He’s been there two weeks and put himself in the best position. Working over that track can’t hurt.”Peter Eurton: “Accelerate.”Victor Garcia: “Accelerate.”Eoin Harty: “Accelerate.”Dan Hendricks: “Accelerate.”Brian Koriner: “I’m rooting for the home team. Either one would be fine with me.”Eric Kruljac: “I’m rooting for both. I always root for the home team, the West Coast.”Andrew Lerner: “Audible.”Craig Lewis: “Whoever gets the best trip. They’re both good horses.”Alfredo Marquez: “The Southern California horses. It’s a pretty even race.”Sean McCarthy: “City of Light.”Doug O’Neill: “Accelerate.”George Papaprodromou: “City of Light and Accelerate.”Jorge Periban: “Accelerate.”Mike Puype: “Accelerate.”Gary Sherlock: “City of Light.”Javier Jose Sierra: “Accelerate. Nothing can compete with him unless he doesn’t run his race.”Eddie Truman: “Accelerate.”Kathy Walsh: “City of Light. He’s awfully good right now.”Paddy Gallagher: “I like New England.”Post time for the Pegasus World Cup, televised on NBC, is 2:40 p.m. Pacific Time.The field: Bravazo, Luis Saez, 12-1; Something Awesome, Edgar Prado, 20-1; City of Light, Javier Castellano, 5-2; Seeking the Soul, John Velazquez, 12-1; Accelerate, Joel Rosario, 9-5; Tom’s d’Etat, Shaun Bridgmohan, 20-1; True Timber, Joe Bravo, 30-1; Gunnevera, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1; Kukulkan, Frankie Dettori, 30-1; Audible, Flavien Prat, 10-1; Imperative, Tyler Gaffalione, 30-1; and Patternrecognition, Jose Ortiz, 10-1.NO PLACE LIKE SANTA ANITA FOR ECLIPSE CHAMPIONSThere’s no place like Santa Anita when it comes to winning an Eclipse Award.That was the case last night at the 48th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony in Florida where nearly 50 percent of the champions from the 17 categories were based in Southern California, six of them at Santa Anita, headed by Horse of the Year winner Justify.The other Santa Anita-based winners were Game Winner, Two-Year-Old Male; Accelerate, Older Dirt Male; Unique Bella, Older Dirt Female; Hronis Racing, LLC, Owner; and Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Male Justify, the only unanimous winner, garnering all 249 of the votes cast in that division.Other Southern California-based winners were Peter Miller-trained Roy H, Male Sprinter, and Stormy Liberal, Male Turf Horse.Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner ever and the second Triple Crown winner in three years trained by Bob Baffert, also gave the Hall of Fame conditioner his third Horse of the Year king, joining 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Point Given in 2001.Justify won all six of his starts including the Santa Anita Derby in an abbreviated career that began at Santa Anita last Feb.18 and was cut short by injury following his Belmont triumph.Voting was compiled on a 10-5-1 point system basis, establishing the three top finalists in each division. There were 249 votes cast from a possible 271, or 91.88 percent.KING ABNER SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN TURF CLASSICKing Abner makes his stakes debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classicpresented by City National Bank, the richest of four added money events showcasing California-bred horses on an 11-race program that starts at 11:30 a.m.A five-year-old gray gelding by the Tapit stallion Hansen, King Abner has more than paid his way against lesser, with a 5-3-2 record from 15 starts and earnings of $184,646.“He’s continued to get better since we stretched him out,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, “and he’s shown he can run on the grass last time (second by a nose in only his second start on turf). He got beat on the wire but his gallop out was pretty impressive.“That leads me to believe a mile and an eighth (the distance of the race) will not be an issue. It’s tougher company for sure, but we’re going to take a shot and see where we stand. He’s doing really well so we’re excited to see what he’ll do.”The field for the Classic, which goes as the 11th and final race on the card: Accountability, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Unusually Green, Luis Ocasio, 10-1; Rye, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; The Street Fighter, Tiago Periera, 30-1; Marckie’s Water, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Incredible Luck, Edgar Payeras, 30-1; Camino Del Paraiso, Ricardo Gonzalez, 5-1; Tough It Out, Brice Blanc, 15-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Tyler Baze, 3-1; King Abner, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and He Will, Geovanni Franco, 12-1.DESORMEAUX CONTINUES TO TRAIN, WEATHER OR NOTKeith Desormeaux is in racing for the long haul.Make that “long” as in distance races.The soon-to-be 52-year-old trainer is off to a successful start this meet, with nine wins through 18 racing days, despite rain that for a spell bordered on biblical proportions at Santa Anita recently, creating havoc with horsemen’s training regimen.“I’ve been affected by it, but perhaps a little less than others,” Desormeaux said. “I don’t mind training in the mud a couple of days. It doesn’t bother me that much because I’m prepared to go the distance.“My success overall and at this meet early on has to do with the fact that most of the young horses I buy need a distance of ground, and it’s getting near the time of year where races are written for two turns and beyond.“My horses are bought with that in mind, they’re prepared for that, and now I have the races to run them in, so we’re seeing a little more success.“I’m happy with what we’ve achieved so far, but that said, winning under my system is not a given,” he said. “You still have to run well and win races, but I’m very thankful we started off the meet strong.”Tomorrow, Desormeaux has Irish Heatwave in the $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs. The bay son of Unusual Heat will be seeking his third straight win on the grass and his first stakes victory.“He steadied late in his last race but still won by a nose,” Desormeaux said of the downhill triumph Jan. 1. “The horse looks good. He’s ready, he’s had the prep down the hill, he’s ready to go.”The field for the race, which goes as the third event: Our Silver Oak, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Teacher’s Treasure, Edgar Payeras, 4-1; Takeo Squared, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Irish Heatwave, Asa Espinoza, 7-2; Listing, Mario Gutierrez, 4-1; Tivan, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; and Offshore Affair, Tyler Baze, 12-1.RICHARD’S BOY RETURNS TO DIRT IN CAL CUP SPRINTRichard’s Boy makes an infrequent appearance on the main track Saturday in the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Stakes for older horses at six furlongs.The seven-year-old Idiot Proof gelding has made 26 of his 35 lifetime starts on turf, but has won three times on the main track for Peter Miller, who trains the venerable gray for one of his principal clients, Rockingham Ranch.Richard’s Boy’s main rival appears to be Bob Baffert trainee Heck Yeah, winner of four of five career starts and 3-1 on the morning line despite not having raced since last April 7.The compact but contentious field for the Cal Cup Sprint, which goes as race four: Edwards Going Left, Tyler Baze, 2-1; Minoso, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; Shades of Victory, Giovanni Franco, 12-1; Richard’s Boy, Heriberto Figueroa, 9-5; Heck Yeah, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; and Touching Rainbows, Tiago Pereira, 7-2.BECERRA GOES FOR THE GOLD WITH SUNSHINE MILLIONS LONGSHOTRafael Becerra hopes Halo Darlin returns a quick and healthy dividend in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs on the grass.Claimed for $25,000 two races back last Nov. 2, the six-year-old Lucky Pulpit mare won for $35,000 next out on Jan. 10 but will be competing in only her second stakes race in 24 starts tomorrow.“It’s a lot of money, so we’re going to take a shot,” Becerra said. “Her last race was against much cheaper but she didn’t run bad, and she’s doing well, so why not take a chance?“The main thing is, when they’re doing well, you have to take a shot.”The Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf field, race nine: Bella Luma, Geovanni Franco, 8-1; Pulpit Rider, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Halo Darlin, Brice Blanc, 20-1; Fiery Lady, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Cordiality, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; S Y Sky, Joe Talamo, 9-5; Queen Bee to You, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; and Barbara Beatrice, Tiago Pereira, 6-1.THREE SIBLINGS TO RENDEZVOUS AT STARTING GATE SATURDAYJon White, who is in his 11th year as Santa Anita’s morning line oddsmaker, has observed something highly unusual regarding Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint.“If all three of them start, there will be three siblings next to each other when they break from the starting gate,” White said. “Pulpit Rider,Halo Darlinand Fiery Ladyall have the same dam, Lady Railrider.Pulpit Rider breaks from post two, Halo Darlin from post three and Fiery Lady from post four. In more than half a century of going to the races, this is something I have never seen before.”Pulpit Rider and Halo Darlin are both by Lucky Pulpit, sire of California Chrome, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner who was voted Horse of the Year in 2014 and 2016. Fiery Lady is by one of the all-time great California sires, Unusual Heat. The richest race on Saturday’s 11-race card is named in honor of Unusual Heat.Unusually Green, entered in the Unusual Heat Turf Classic, is a son of Unusual Heat and Lady Evergreen.“Lady Evergreen is the dam of Lady Railrider,” White noted. “And Lady Railrider once ran in a Sunshine Millions race herself. Back in the day, Lady Railrider, finished second to Leah’s Secret in the Sunshine Millions Distaff (at Santa Anita in 2009).”Trained by Steve Specht, Lady Railrider amassed earnings of $603,041 from an overall record of 35-9-12-5.$2 MILLION GUARANTEED IN 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOTLive racing resumes today with a nine-race card and fans will be greeted with another $2 million guaranteed Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which begins with race four.With $419,616 in “new” money wagered Monday, the Rainbow Six live money pool swelled to $1,558,942. Although there were no single ticket winners, there were 98 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,299.Fans are again advised that Santa Anita will guarantee a $2 million Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot each racing day until a mandatory payout (pending CHRB approval) on Saturday, Feb. 2.Approximate post time for Friday’s fourth race is at 2 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.‘PHENOM’ JUAN LEYVA HAS TRAINING ON THE HORIZON(From Gulfstream Park Publicity)Since riding in his last race in 2017 at Gulfstream Park, Juan Leyva has made aquick and successful transition from jockey to assistant trainer in Southern California.“I call him ‘The Phenom,’” said Leyva’s boss, John Sadler, who “recruited” the native of Mexico City for his assistant’s position. “He’s going to be a really good trainer. We have a succession plan. When I retire, he’s going to take over.”The 34-year-old former jockey, who made a name for himself in South Florida as the regular rider of champion Musical Romance, has returned to Gulfstream Park with Team Accelerate for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.“It’s really rewarding being a part of that kind of horse,” said Leyva, who has been aboard the 9-5 morning-line favorite in workouts along with his other responsibilities as Sadler’s assistant. “It’s pretty special.”Leyva has had a long association with Sadler, who has been instrumental in both his riding career and his transition into training.“I knew him when he was riding in California. I was the one who told him to get out of there and try a different colony. He made a good career here [in Florida],” Sadler said. “He beat me in the Breeders’ Cup one year, so I make it hard on him all the time.”Leyva, who rode 803 winners between 2000 and 2017, was aboard Musical Romance for her victory at Churchill Downs in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, in which she finished 1 ¼ lengths ahead of Sadler-trained runner-up Switch. He also rode the Bill Kaplan-trained Musical Romance for wins in the 2011 Presque Isle Masters, as well as the 2012 Princess Rooney and Inside Information at Gulfstream.Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate has certainly made his transition to the training side of the business an exciting one.“He’s just an amazing animal, full of power and class. He’s just a spectacular horse,” Leyva said. “Sometimes you just end up getting lucky. I got lucky ending up in the right barn and the right people around me. I have to thank Mr. (Kosta) Hronis and his wife (Stephanie) and brother, Pete, for allowing me to become part of the team.“John recruited me. I couldn’t be happier.”LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:PRINCESS KENDRA WORKING THIS MORNINGPALADAR WORKING 4 FURLONGSKING LEBRON (OUTSIDE) AND RADISH WORKED 4 FURLONGSFAHAN MURA WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALNEXT SHARES WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONAL HEAVENHASMYNIKKI PREPARING FOR THE SAM HOUSTON F&M CLASSIC NEXT SUNDAY GAME WINNER WORKING 4 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTACCELERATE’S FINAL PREP AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONALCATAPULT’S FINAL WORK AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALPATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3“QUICK QUESTIONS” WITH RICHARD MANDELLA“SHEDROW STROLL” WITH BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MARFINISH LINES: Multiple graded stakes winner My Boy Jack, fifth as the second choice to Justify in last year’s Kentucky Derby, returned to Santa Anita Monday from Peacefield Farm in Temecula, “but is two or three months from running,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said. “We took a chip out of an ankle but he’s recovered well and ready to go.” . . . Mark Glatt reports multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Samurai is back in training after recovering from a throat infection, “but as far as a race schedule, I’m a bit up in the air due to the recent wet weather. He’s back at the track and I expect him to run sometime this spring.” . . . Jockey Andrea Atzeni, who maintains a world-class presence despite being winless in 12 attempts during his first-ever run at Santa Anita, will remain at The Great Race Place under the tutelage of agent Matt Nakatani until March 1 before returning across the pond to ride in England when that season begins in earnest. “I’ll try to come back here next year,” said the 27-year-old native of Sardinia, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean near Italy. EX JOCKEY LEYVA RELISHES ROLE AS SADLER AIDE NO PLACE LIKE SANTA ANITA FOR ECLIPSE CHAMPS
Therefore, since yesterday the changing room changed the chip. “There is no time to lament, the next three games will be key in the season”. This is the wardrobe plot, who met again yesterday in Paterna in the afternoon, for training, after resting yesterday morning.The first of the three key commitments is Saturday before Getafe. And for that duel, Celades will seek to bring freshness to an eleven with players who did not participate against Granada. So, Kondogbia will play safe in the midfield next to Parejo. That is why he did not play against Granada, according to Celades, after the match. TFlorenzi will also be a starter who played just a few minutes in Granada. Gayà will also return on the left side; and Ferran, replaced in Granada, will also be of the game. The return of Granada on Tuesday night was hard. The team looked with possibilities of repeating Copa del Rey final and, in addition, the way in which the outcome of the match occurred, left more than one in the locker room demoralized. However, tAfter the logical mourning for the elimination of Copa, the group changed the chip during the day yesterday.Already in the mixed zone of the stadium of Los Cármenes both Jaume Costa and Jaume Doménech warned. “Tomorrow, clean mind and think about what is coming,” said the protagonist of the controversial play of the game, in the discount. And what is coming is not little. Getafe and Atlético, in Liga, two direct rivals in the fight for the Champions League positions; and the first leg against Atalanta, in San Siro.
St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are on course for a third consecutive hold on the all-island ISSA/GraceKennedy Spalding Cup after ending day two of the three-day encounter in pole position against Excelsior at STETHS yesterday.Resuming on 64 for one in chase of Excelsior’s modest first-innings score of 121, STETHS went on to claim first-innings honours after making 219 in reply.Batting a second time and facing a 98-run deficit, Excelsior closed on 99 for five, a one-run lead.National Under-17 representative, Raewin Senior, with 43 not out, and wicketkeeper Shamarae Lindo, four, are the not-out batsmen for Excelsior.Earlier, STETHS were led to their total, courtesy of Jordan Hill (46) and national youth batsman AndrÈ McCarthy (27).Left-arm spinner Rushaun Riley led the bowling with four for 42, while off-spinners Orande Pearson, three for 75, and Orlando Rowe, two for 17, were the other successful Excelsior bowlers.”We are behind the eight ball, but we still have some good batters left in the hut,” said an optimistic Kirkland Bailey, coach of Excelsior High.”The aim from here, therefore, is to try and see if we can consolidate and get a lead of, say, between 150 and 180 and see what we can do from there.”STETHS’ captain Michael Frew said their aim is to remain in front.”We are in a good position. It is just for us to come tomorrow and get them out for as low a total as possible and go for the win,” said Frew.
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Even though Liberia still enjoys zero cases in Ebola infections, Nimba County has gone further to ensure that the status quo remains in that county with authorities declaring that nobody should bury their dead without the knowledge of health officials.The decision comes following widespread traditional burials that many have carried out without the involvement of personnel from the Ministry of Health burial team in the county.Furthermore, the recent resurgence of Ebola infection in Margibi County has added weight to the decision by the local government to take every measure in ensuring that no outbreak occurs in that part of the country.Warning the public against town burial recently on local radio stations in the county, Supt. Fong Zuagele said while they are glad that the county has zero cases of the virus, it is important for residents in the county to take precaution.He said some people in the county have begun to ignore preventive protocols set up by health authorities.Supt. Zuagele said a commissioner in Whentoin Town was reportedly assaulted when he urged residents to inform health authorities about the death of their relatives.He said they are searching for the perpetrators and they would face the weight of the law for their action.He also pointed out Nyor Display as one area where people are taking the law into their hands by burying their dead without informing health workers, and warned residents against such a habit.Supt. Zuagele also warned operators of funeral homes to work in consultation with health authorities in the county as requested by the Liberian government otherwise they will have themselves to blame.He then called on the people of the county to set a portion of their land for burial purposes and avoid burying people just anywhere, as has been observed in many towns and villages.Also speaking, Nimba County Health Officer, Collins Bowah said the burial team’s involvement in the burial is to test and ascertain whether a particular death was caused from the EVD.He urged people of Nimba not to see the burial team as a stigmatizing group that will put the dead and bereaved families to public ridicule.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Despite the progress made in Liberia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, there are just a few locations that we can refer to as data centers. We have server rooms or Main Distribution Facilities/Frames (MDFs) or Intermediate Distribution Facilities/Frames (IDFs) where servers are stored along with networking equipment. But the real data center facility to host real enterprise servers are either not available or just not a ubiquitous phenomenon. If you do find a good data center in Liberia, it may most likely not meet the operational and capacity requirements of the ideal data center. In today’s article, I discuss the need to design and build data centers with the types of flexibility and scalability that characterize an ideal data center. Focus is placed on location, building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and modularity.The overarching rule in data center facilities is to design for flexibility and scalability. This rule embraces several key principles in the site location, building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and the concept of modularity that enables the data center facility to change and adapt as needed, with minimum renovation and change to basic building systems.In view of the above, we (ICT managers, policy makers, et al) need to start planning our data centers in a way that enables them to achieve the operational and capacity requirements that conform to international standards and best practices. The planning stages must take seriously the human and technical aspects of the data center. For example, technologies such as blade servers that require substantial incremental power and cooling capacity, changes in operational procedures, and potential changes in safety and security regulations must always been considered during the planning stages.Our data centers must be planned in a way that enhances operational efficiency, safety and security. Data centers should be “glass fronted” with fire protection mechanisms to meet the appropriate fire ratings. All materials including cables and cable ducts must be flame – retardant and halon free.Flame resistant ceiling should be part of this implementation, so too must there be a proper earthing for all metallic material including all racks, rack doors, rack side walls, raised floor stands and cable ducts based on international standards and norms. The paint used in the data center must be flame-retardant and all rack cabling must be done under raised floors. Wall openings and ceilings must also be closed with fire proofed material so that the data center is totally protected against fire, smoke and from water outside.Furniture in the data center must be fire protected as well. This clearly means no wooden desks, packages, or storage should be situated in the data center. There has to be no flammable equipment stored in the data center. In addition to this, there must be an automatic fire extinguishing system and additional cameras for monitoring as well as a leak detection system.Electrical services must be capable of providing a safe sustainable power source in order to maintain the operation of the equipment. Power must be provided for regular operations and UPS distribution for all equipment. The overall power requirements for a data centers vary. When considering power options, it is good to subsume efficiency as an essential way of keeping costs low, although, trying to keep cost too low where it impacts power and cooling could be disastrous.Still on the issue of power, servers consume the majority of energy in a data center – primarily in the processors and memory components. Organizations can gain significant energy efficiency by utilizing more efficient models of servers. Taking a look at integrated infrastructures like Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) might be a good idea.As for security, card readers or biometric system must be put in place for security especially at all points of entry. This system must be connected to an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) at all times.It is rare to see raised floors in server rooms or de facto data centers in Liberia. Raised floors are important hence they installed with Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) surfaces. Raised floors should be fire proofed and electrically continuous throughout and should be bonded to earth due to manufacturer recommendation. Each bond shall be made to the floor pedestal utilizing proprietary cable clamps.Ventilation or a proper air conditioning system is crucial to the data center’s operation and therefore, a steady temperature and humidity must be maintained. To maintain a steady temperature and humidity, a Network Management Software/system may be required. This is imperative and not an option! In addition high class fire proofed cabinet for data tapes and other storage devices must be used. The data center must be equipped with telephones and a proper labelling and documentation system must put in place.Finally modern data center design involves planning carefully for the center’s location, hardware and building infrastructure. It’s certainly not as simple as initiative. Also, personnel of the data center are the ones who manage the day-to-day operations, including critical building systems, maintenance, repair and the contracting for specialized services, including physical security, cleaning, grounds maintenance. It is therefore particularly important that they work closely with procurement specialists in reviewing vendor product specifications relating to power requirements, redundancy features, floor loading factors, and issues relating to space and cooling. With the advent of high-density servers, problems with heat and power demand can wreak havoc with facilities power and cooling systems. A data center is an important and critical area in ICT/IT. It must be well designed, built and maintained for optimum performanceShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“They could have picked up and packed up and put 400 workers out of a job but they didn’t,” Funderburk said. “This company takes environmental issues very seriously. The investment has gone into source reduction and structural changes, some of which were not even required by the board.” Funderburk added that the recent health risk assessment submitted to the AQMD in February shows Gregg Industries does not pose a health risk to the community. Tina Cherry, AQMD spokeswoman, said the assessment is still in the preliminary stages of being reviewed by AQMD staff. Resident Ruben Castellanos, who said he shares a backyard wall with Gregg, told the board he is fed up with the odors and said they are not going away. “This is not a witch hunt, it’s been smelling really bad at night,” said Castellanos, whose lived in El Monte since 1978. “I have nothing against Gregg Industries but they are still polluting my air. They need to get their act together or get out.” EL MONTE – A local air-quality board is expected to decide the fate of an embattled El Monte iron foundry soon. Today the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s hearing board will continue to hear testimony that began Tuesday about the progress of Gregg Industries, which has been accused by some residents of releasing foul odors into the air. At Tuesday’s meeting, members of the hearing board listened to public comments and testimony from AQMD and Gregg officials who gave updates on the case. William Funderburk, Gregg’s attorney, told the hearing board the foundry has made great strides in complying with AQMD orders, including bringing in experts to help address the odor problems, ceasing operations by certain machines, conducting a Health Risk Assessment and investing close to $1million on changes to the facility. The AQMD gave Gregg Industries 16 requirements to comply with to help clean up the odors spewing out of their operations after the district received dozens of complaints from residents starting in October. District officials said those complaints have significantly decreased over the past few months and said today’s hearing may be continued to next week. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Stephan El Shaarawy 1 AC Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy believes he has made the correct decision in joining Monaco – despite reported interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.The Italy international has been completing the first part of his medical today ahead of an £11m transfer to the Ligue 1 club.Prior to that, the 22-year-old had been linked with a move to the Premier League after Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly expressed an interest.However, the forward is now confident that he has made the right choice in electing to continue his career with Monaco in France.“I still have to pinch myself about what is happening, everything happened very quickly, I had to make a decision in 24 hours,” El Shaarawy told Sky Italia.“But I am happy, Monaco is a good club, and I think that I have taken the best possible decision for myself.”
CT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal 1 Whitestrand United 2It was a very even start to the game with both teams creating chances. Convoy worked hard to compete with Whitestrand resulting in a goal in the 40th minute. The Convoy goal came from a Shane Mc Laughlin cross with Johnny Kee heading home. Convoy’s lead was cancelled out within 15 minutes of the second half. Michael Sweeney showed great determination resulting in a solo goal from an acute angle. Both teams continued to press hard looking for the winner. Whitestrand produced an inspired piece of play which resulted in Paul Lynch chipping the ball over the Convoy keeper in the last minute of play. Both teams worked extremely hard and played well. Convoy were unlucky not to get a point FOOTBALL: CONVOY ARSENAL 1 WHITESTRAND UNITED 2 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOOTBALL: CONVOY ARSENAL 1 WHITESTRAND UNITED 2
DONEGAL soccer player Carl McHugh is joining Motherwell – and Plymouth Argyle are far from happy.The English club has released a statement expressing their disappointment with the player. They say that McHugh had ‘agreed in writing’ terms to extend his stay at Home Park.However, over the weekend, news of Motherwell’s interest became known to McHugh and he has reneged on his earlier decision to remain with Plymouth which had been agreed in writing between Argyle’s CEO Martyn Starnes, Carl, and Carl’s agent Sky Andrew last Friday. Said Plymouth: “Carl subsequently confirmed in a telephone call with manager Derek Adams that he was planning to travel back to Home Park on Monday for pre-season training.“However, on Monday morning, we were advised by Carl’s agent that he had been contacted by another club over the weekend and that Carl had expressed a wish to speak with them.“We have now been informed that Carl has decided to join the Scottish Premiership team.“We are extremely disappointed that Carl has changed his mind and chosen to join Motherwell after he had previously given his agent the authority to extend his contract with Argyle.” The versatile McHugh, who can play at centre-back, full-back or as a holding midfielder, made the move to English football with Reading at the age of 16. In 2012, he moved on to Bradford.He joined Plymouth in the summer of 2014. PLYMOUTH HIT OUT AS CARL McHUGH QUITS TO JOIN MOTHERWELL was last modified: July 6th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)