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MLK Jr. Day closings

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness MLK Jr. Day closings Government offices will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The City of Odessa and Ector County offices will also be closed. Trash bins will only be picked up once this week. Customers will roll out trash carts normally serviced today can expect pick up on Tuesday.The regular business offices of the Odessa Police Department will also be closed today.To avoid an overflowing accumulation of trash and debris in dumpsters, citizens are asked to recycle items at the Odessa Recycle Center, 816 West 42nd Street.Trash, debris and bulky items piled next to the alley dumpsters is illegal and prevents the Solid Waste trucks from being able to pick up the containers when service resumes. By admin – January 15, 2018 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Pinterest Home Local News Business MLK Jr. Day closings Pinterest In 1952, Coretta Scott met Martin Luther King Jr. Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook WhatsApp Previous article24-week Bible study to beginNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 15 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Southern Style Potato SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Keith Thomson’s Week

first_imgBack from the USA May 6th. The swifts have made their annual return to the Museum tower; exactly on schedule. But safety regulations now prevent anyone except researchers from scaling the ladders to see the nesting boxes from inside. An article appears Private Eye trashing our plans repairs to the Museum roof, one the glories of our fabulous Grade One listed building. Unfortunately leaks, due apparently to an inherently inadequate design (1855). Expert consultants to the University Surveyors recommend installing a high-tech false roof over the top: invisible from the street and a completely reversible, non-invasive solution. The Victorian Society prefers a more risky approach of removing and re-sealing all the existing 140 year-old glass tiles. As we have been trying to have an informed dialogue with the Society and English Heritage to find the best solution, it is rather disappointing to find this silly, abusive article in the Eye. The University Gazette announces the transfer of space from Inorganic Chemistry to the Museum when the new Chemistry Research Building is completed. After five years of campaigning, we can build a proper shop and café to serve both the University Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum next door. Bad news is that installation of a lift to the first floor is now delayed until spring. Explain the roof situation to meeting of Museum Visitors. There is also concern about the appointment of two new curators when I retire in September and Professor Jim Kennedy takes over; Professor John Woodhouse reassures everyone. Interviewed on Radio Oxford about the roof May 8th, try to downplay any controversy. May 9th, letter arrives from English Heritage saying that they disapprove our solution to the roof problem. But we hadn’t formally asked them for approval yet. As the Private Eye correspondent ‘Piloti’ is evidently Gavin Stamp, a member of the EH Historic Buildings Committee, at least the timing of the article is clear. Our ‘please touch me’ stuffed cheetah (Mike O’Hanlon at Pitt Rivers calls him ‘Baldy’ although he isn’t yet) is sporting a bandage on his foot the next day; overly attentive visitors have dislodged a claw. Remind Education Officer Janet Stott to call the vet; no, the taxidermist. May 12th, Radio 4 calls to arrange a programme about the Wilberforce- Huxley ‘Monkey’ Debate (held at the Museum in 1860). Oxford Times leaves message about the roof. May 13th, have to stand in as chair of Pitt Rivers Museum Visitors meeting. Keen discussion of Dr O’Hanlon’s plan for a new building to house the parts of the Museum currently dispersed up the Banbury Road. New site is the old ‘Green Shed’ behind PRM. This to be the exciting £5 millions first stage of a whole new addition to that Museum. Renewed rumours of draconian budget cuts for the University’s libraries and museums. Professor Keith Thomson is Director of the University Museum of Natural History.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Wiegman to succeed Neville as England coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Unknown Nigerian joins Swindon Town Tottenham’s Dier gets four-game ban for confronting fan Dele Alli gets one-match ban Sarina Wiegman will be the next head coach of England’s women’s national team, the Football Association has confirmed.The Netherlands coach, who was named The Best FIFA Women’s Coach in 2017 after leading the Dutch to the UEFA Women’s EURO title on home soil, will take charge as Phil Neville’s successor in September 2021. Wiegman’s first major tournament with the Lionesses will be another home Women’s EURO, although first she will lead the Netherlands into the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo.She said: “I’m delighted and honoured to join England Women next year. England is the cradle of football and the major developments in women’s football globally over recent years have been led by The FA. I’m very much looking forward to contributing my experience and expertise to this ambitious team.“The ride with the ‘Oranje Lionesses’ has been amazing so far, but we haven’t reached our final destination yet. There are two more goals: qualifying for the UEFA Women’s EURO in 2022 and challenging at the Olympics next summer. That would be a fitting completion for me of everything we’ve strived to achieve in women’s football in my home country.”Neville, meanwhile, will continue as England coach until July 2021, with a decision yet to be taken on who will coach Team GB at next year’s Olympics.The FA’s chief executive, Mark Bullingham, who will be involved in those talks, said of Wiegman’s appointment: “We are thrilled to have secured Sarina to lead the Lionesses until 2025. She was the outstanding candidate from a very strong field. Having won a home EURO in 2017 and leading the Netherlands to the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup last year, she is a proven winner and we are confident she can take England to the next level, giving us the best possible opportunity of achieving our ambition to win a major tournament.” The FA’s director of women’s football, Sue Campbell, added: “It speaks volumes for the progress of England Women over recent years and the bold ambitions we have for the future that we had so many world-class candidates apply for the role.“Sarina was our number-one choice. She is the perfect cultural fit for us, which is crucially important in building a winning team. Her technical expertise, leadership skills and winning mentality is hugely impressive.“I am confident that together with our incredible support staff and ambitious, talented playing squad she can help us achieve the international success we are striving for.”Tags: FAPhil NevilleSarina WiegmanThe Best FIFA Women’s Coachlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2016

first_imgBrice Blanc535579%32%$488,835 Mark Glatt7898812%32%$416,765 Carla Gaines4273217%29%$557,560 (Current Through Thursday, March 17) Abel Lezcano6573411%22%$495,999 Rafael Bejarano23655432523%52%$2,317,512 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Robertino Diodoro2867321%57%$181,500 Fernando Perez1501416209%33%$776,549 Peter Miller11412121711%36%$579,355 Clifford Sise, Jr.2064130%55%$436,885 Martin Garcia11317111115%35%$984,949 Doug O’Neill16024222215%43%$1,240,513 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Puype70712510%34%$352,935 Jerry Hollendorfer12319121515%37%$1,226,771 Drayden Van Dyke1381315219%36%$846,162 Gary Stevens58129821%50%$1,449,548 Kent Desormeaux10116231916%57%$1,423,455 Tiago Pereira9461066%23%$410,034 Bob Baffert8818141320%51%$1,399,060 NYQUIST, BEHOLDER STRUT THEIR STUFF            Santa Anita’s “Winter Meet of Champions” showcased a pair of them Friday when Nyquist and Beholder worked towards future engagements, undefeated male two-year-old champion of 2015 Nyquist for the Florida Derby on April 2 and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder for the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4.Nyquist and Beholder join undefeated two-year-old female champion of 2015 Songbird and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome as titlists who are scheduled to race or have already started at the Winter Meet.Nyquist went five furlongs on Santa Anita’s work tab in 1:01.40 under exercise rider Jonny Garcia.Trainer Doug O’Neill had a one-mile clocking for Nyquist.“I got him in 1:46 and change and the last eighth in 11 and three,” said O’Neill, who ships the bay son of Uncle Mo owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam to Florida for a highly anticipated throw-down with the unbeaten Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Mohaymen on March 28.“This is the first time I’ve been on her (to work this year),” said Beholder’s regular rider Gary Stevens, who was up for a four furlong drill in 48:40, breezing, after the 7:45 a.m. renovation break. “But I’ve been watching her work.“She looks different, she feels different, she’s stronger, smarter. Dick wanted her to go 48 and change, she went in 48 and two, galloped out (five furlongs) in a minute, and out three-quarters in (one) 15, pulling up, so she’s coming along good. She’s happy, I’m happy.“She made my day.”Trainer Richard Mandella has mentioned the Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile on June 4 as a starting point for Beholder, winner of 11 of 12 lifetime starts at Santa Anita, but subsequently left the door open for a start prior to the Vanity.“I couldn’t be happier with how she’s going,” Mandella said. “She couldn’t be doing better. I had her going a half in 48 and galloping out (five furlongs) in a minute and four-fifths.A race before the Vanity that might fit the bill for the six-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes would be the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 8.“We’ll just see how it’s going,” Mandella said. “We’ll see what’s up.”BLINKERS ON FOR TARA’S TANGO IN GRADE I SANTA MARGARITATeam Hollendorfer seeks Grade I status for Tara’s Tango when she runs in Saturday’s $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles. She will wear blinkers in a race for the first time in her 10-race career.The four-year-old gray daughter of Unbridled’s Song owned by Stonestreet Stables overcame a slow start to capture the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes Feb. 13 under Martin Garcia.With Garcia at Oaklawn Park Saturday, Rafael Bejarano rides Tara’s Tango.“She lost a lot of ground in the Santa Maria,” pointed out Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer. “Garcia suggested blinkers after the Santa Maria to see if we can improve her and keep her more focused.“She has three good works with the blinkers, so we’re very optimistic.”Tara’s Tango will be going nine furlongs for the first time. The only Santa Margarita entrant that has raced that distance is Penwith, having done so four times, with her best finish a third by a neck in the Grade II Demoiselle at Aqueduct on Nov. 30, 2013.Living The Life makes her 11th straight stakes start in the United States when she runs in the Santa Margarita. The Irish-bred mare trained by Gary Mandella made her first start in the U.S. in an overnight race on Aug. 7, 2014.Since then it’s been a string of stakes through Feb.13 in the Grade II Santa Maria, in which the six-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand finished a game third, beaten just over a length, after leading into the stretch.“She’s really happy,” Mandella said. “She came out of the Santa Maria really well and she’s been training good. That was her first time going long on dirt, so I’m hoping there’s still a little more room to improve.” The Santa Margarita: Living The Life, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Tara’s Tango, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Penwith, Mike Smith, 2-1; Moyo Honey, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; All Star Bub, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; and Taris, Gary Stevens, 8-5.Lavender Chrissie was scratched. JET LAG NO PROBLEM FOR ESPINOZAVictor Espinoza heads for Dubai Monday on a plane ride that might consume 18 hours.He could sleep all the way.Espinoza departs from LAX at 3:30 p.m. to pilot 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Winner of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and nominated to the Hall of Fame for the second straight year, Espinoza is scheduled to arrive in Dubai at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, March 22.California Chrome is Espinoza’s only mount.“He’s the best-traveling jockey I’ve ever had,” said his agent, Brian Beach, who has represented riders for 27 years, among them Hall of Fame members Kent Desormeaux, Julie Krone, Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens.“Victor is usually asleep by the time we hit the gate before the plane takes off. He slept all the way from LAX to London on the trip to Royal Ascot two years ago,” Beach recalled.“He didn’t get up to eat or anything on a flight that took 11 and a half hours.”Espinoza understandably is looking forward to reuniting with California Chrome, who was second in the World Cup last year.“He’s better than before,” Espinoza said of the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit. “He’s stronger physically, which is natural as a horse gets older.“He has more strength and his body is thicker. I like the way he’s coming up to the race. He’s had two good preps and he likes the track.“The prep was easy, and I didn’t want it to be too hard. That’s the reason I wanted to bounce out of there from the one post and get him comfortable outside of the two leaders.“I was focused on him stretching his legs and doing what he wanted, and that was it.”California Chrome’s trainer, Art Sherman, on hand at Santa Anita last Saturday to saddle Mucho Chrome to a third-place finish in the fifth race, said California Chrome is doing well in Dubai, where his son and assistant, Alan, is riding shotgun as usual awaiting Pop’s arrival.Art leaves for the Middle East on Sunday.Espinoza, winner of the Kentucky Derby the last two years and five of the last six Triple Crown races thanks in large part to American Pharoah’s Triple Crown sweep last year, is scheduled to resume riding at Santa Anita Thursday, March 31, following his venture to Dubai.Beach, meanwhile, will remain stateside, wishing Espinoza good luck from afar.“I’m staying here to look for a Derby mount,” the agent said.FINISH LINES: Exaggerator has been galloping the past couple days following his third-place finish in the San Felipe Stakes last Saturday in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9. “He had a very light week, which is typical after the race,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said. “He’ll probably breeze next Saturday, a week from tomorrow.” . . . Trainer Gary Sherlock has San Felipe fourth-place finisher Uncle Lino also pointed to the Santa Anita Derby, likely joining the first three finishers in the San Felipe, Danzing Candy, Mor Spirit and Exaggerator . . . Bob Baffert has Mor Spirit galloping, but said he has “no plans” for undefeated three-year-old Malibu Sunset, who worked six furlongs Thursday 1:14.80 . . . Kudos to jockey Felipe Valdez and his agent Brandon O’Bryan on winning Thursday’s sixth race aboard odds-on favorite Shiny Nugget for trainer Hector Palma. It was only the second mount for Valdez since he was sidelined three months ago with a broken collar bone suffered in a mishap at Los Alamitos. Valdez is the older brother of Palma assistant Jose Sanchez Valdez . . . Correlation, a 3-year-old Forestry filly trained by Richard Baltas, is a first-time starter entered in Saturday’s 10th race. Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White notes that Correlation also was the name of a quality three-year-old colt in the 1950s. “The late Noble Threewitt trained Correlation, who won the Florida Derby and the Wood Memorial in 1954,” White said. “Bill Shoemaker rode him in the Wood and Florida Derby and also rode him in the Kentucky Derby. Correlation was the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, but he finished sixth. Determine, a little gray colt that had won the Santa Anita Derby, was the Kentucky Derby winner that year. Correlation did go on to finish second to Hasty Road in the Preakness.” . . . Congrats to Stephen Young on by nailing 70-1 shot Generosidade in Sunday’s San Luis Rey Stakes to advance to The Stronach Group’s Handicapping Challenge that starts Saturday. The live money contest event with a $4,500 buy-in ($3,000 bankroll and $1,500 prize pool) and takes place at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. There is a 100 percent payback of all prize pool monies, with up to $300,000 in total prizes based upon the 200 entries. For more information, visit santaanita.com . . . Rafael Bejarano has a 55-44 lead over Santiago Gonzalez in the jockeys’ race, but the battle for top trainer is still thistight, with Phil D’Amato one up on Doug O’Neill, 25-24, through 48 days. Richard Baltas9717151318%46%$1,156,659 Martin Pedroza85119713%32%$311,800 CHAMPS NYQUIST, BEHOLDER IN SMART WORKSBLINKERS ADDED FOR TARA’S TANGO SATURDAYESPINOZA LEAVES MONDAY FOR CHROME, DUBAI EXAGGERATOR POINTED TO SANTA ANITA DERBY SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Michael Machowsky3576420%49%$282,761center_img Victor Espinoza77119614%34%$815,000 Vladimir Cerin4295521%45%$324,934 Philip D’Amato12225212220%56%$1,381,655 Patrick Gallagher3464618%47%$497,993 Jeff Bonde3673519%42%$182,780 John W. Sadler76139617%37%$792,379 Hector Palma3863516%37%$153,307 David Lopez14422111815%35%$665,451 Kristin Mulhall4597320%42%$373,955 Steven Miyadi5710121018%56%$340,422 Santiago Gonzalez25144333218%43%$1,804,231 William Spawr3585423%49%$226,897 Peter Eurton8413211215%55%$971,537 George Papaprodromou4584618%40%$235,580 Tyler Baze23123353410%40%$1,280,791 J. Keith Desormeaux42761017%55%$314,279 Flavien Prat22738403417%49%$2,350,276 Jeff Mullins2876125%50%$195,099 Alonso Quinonez715967%28%$265,535 Mario Gutierrez17320312312%43%$1,246,204 Joseph Talamo20525232512%36%$1,816,889 Edwin Maldonado15228151518%38%$955,295 Mike Smith851181413%39%$1,546,415 Agapito Delgadillo881110813%33%$323,967 Ron Ellis2662323%42%$178,215last_img read more

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