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Youth organizer shares journey to joining Workers World Party

first_imgDinae says justice for Trayvon Martin.Dinae is a New York activist and organizer in her high school and community. The following article is the first in a series of personal stories from young Workers World Party members describing their political development and their path to becoming revolutionary Marxists.I first started to think I might be a communist at the end of my freshman year of high school. I was into many activities at the time, including spending time doing community service with a special after-school program. Through this organization I was invited to a weeklong summer leadership camp. I was pretty excited!The first day, I recognized everyone, including the service project coordinators — except one. This quiet person ended up being Workers World party member Larry Hales, but at the time he was just another participant in the activities to me. I didn’t say anything to him the first couple days. By the second night, I saw that he was wearing a Fight Imperialism Stand Together (F.I.S.T) – a WWP-led youth group – shirt and it caught my attention. At the time, I had no clue what imperialism was, but the shirt stood out because it looked so radical! I got the courage to ask him about the shirt and he began to tell me about F.I.S.T. and it’s ideals, although I had yet to know what socialism actually stood for. I was impressed, but all I knew of socialism was that it was “evil to society.”From then on, my curiosity grew. When the camp ended, Larry and I stayed in contact. Two months later, I started hanging around the Workers World office, and began to read literature such as “What Is Marxism All About?” “The Communist Manifesto” and “The State and Revolution,” as well as the weekly Workers World newspaper. I absorbed myself in going to demonstrations — as many as 3 or 4 a week — and I loved it!A whole new side of the world was becoming clear to me. I started to see that the class struggle can allow for greater change in the world, with the ultimate goal being real socialism — a society where everyone’s needs are met. I began to see capitalism as destructive to the people of the world and also how it had plagued my life in malicious ways. Although I faced heavy opposition from some people around me, I decided in December of 2010 to join Workers World Party. I was a sophomore in high school. Joining this party helped me become a better activist. It also has allowed me to make lifetime relationships with amazing people, help fight for basic necessities for my community, and ultimately has changed my life forever!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Official Media Statement: Vectren Retirement Benefits Legal Matter

first_img Official Media Statement: Vectren Retirement Benefits Legal MatterOn March 12, 2015, a lawsuit was filed by 17 current or former Vectren employees, all of whom were also former non-bargaining unit employees of Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. (“SIGECO”). The employees assert, among other things, that nearly 15 years ago they were not provided full and sufficient information to make an informed decision when choosing whether to have their retirement benefits calculated under their current benefit formula or an alternative formula.SIGECO became a Vectren subsidiary in 2000. Shortly thereafter, the SIGECO retirement plan for non-bargaining unit employees (“SIGECO plan”) was merged into the Vectren Combined Non-bargaining Retirement Plan. Before the plan merger, participants in the SIGECO plan, including the employees filing suit, were given the option of having their future benefits calculated under the existing SIGECO plan formula or through Vectren’s cash balance plan formula, which included an increased level of company contributions into the employee’s 401(k) plan. Of approximately 365 eligible participants, around 160, including the 17 employees filing suit, chose the new cash balance formula, which was a competitive, market-based plan that, unlike the SIGECO plan, offered portability should the employee choose to leave the company prior to retirement age. In the 15 years since the choice was made, two recessions and historically low interest rates have resulted in lower benefits under the cash balance formula.As Plan administrator, Vectren fully investigated the employees’ claims and confirmed that before making their election, participants were provided with detailed written information about their options, and this information warned them that estimates included with the information were based on stated assumptions and not a guarantee of future benefits. The information demonstrated that an employee who intended to remain with the company until at least age 55 likely fared better under the SIGECO plan formula. In addition, in-person informational sessions were held to allow participants to ask questions regarding their choices. Participants were also encouraged to seek independent financial advice as to the best choice for them. Finally, participants who chose the cash balance formula had to do so by signing a form indicating their desire to opt into the cash balance formula. This same process and information led roughly 205 participants to stay with the existing SIGECO plan formula.Vectren appreciates that the individuals who filed this suit may regret their decision to opt into the cash balance formula in light of economic conditions over the last 15 years. However, in its role as Plan administrator, it found no basis for allowing those employees to avoid the consequences of their choice and intends to defend this suit accordingly. While Vectren remains committed to providing the competitive compensation and benefits needed to attract and retain our high-quality workforce, we cannot control the consequences of the economy. We look forward to resolving this issue and moving forward in a positive manner with all parties involved.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_img Briefs THE VIRGIL HAWKINS FLORIDA CHAPTER of the National Bar Association recently received the Affiliate Chapter of the Year Award from the NBA at its national convention in Orlando. NBA immediate past President Kim Keenan, center, presented the award to Hawkins Chapter President Benjamin Crump of Tallahassee, right, in recognition of VHFCNBA’s “outstanding service to the Florida community, its promotion of justice for the public good, its focus on restoration of citizen rights, and the sponsoring of various high school moot court scholarship competitions.” According to the NBA, the VHFCNBA has also served as a blueprint for the other affiliate NBA chapters nationwide. From its inception, the Florida chapter has made it a priority to have its members not only attend state meetings but also strives to have the greatest number of registrants at NBA conventions. Therefore, it was not a surprise when a record number of Florida lawyers joined Florida Bar President Alan Bookman in attending the 80th Annual NBA National Convention. Also pictured is Mavis Thompson, the NBA’s vice president of regions and affiliates. LINNES FINNEY, JR., center, of Ft. Pierce was recently elected president-elect of the National Bar Association at its 80th Annual Convention held in Orlando. Finney will be sworn in as the 64th NBA president at its 81st Annual Convention in August 2006 in Detroit. Finney is a partner with Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando. He is past chair of The Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and currently serves on the Trial Lawyers Section’s Executive Council. Finney also served on the judicial nominating commission for the Florida Supreme Court (1996-2000) and the 19th Judicial Circuit (1992-1996). Finney is a life member of the NAACP and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is a trustee of the United Way of St. Lucie County and received The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 1992. Pictured is Finney being congratulated, from the left, by David Self, V. Lynn Whitfield, Ethel Isaacs-Williams, and Michael Lewis. THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR Young Lawyers Section recently distributed new school supplies to more than 250 children attending Palm Beach Public Elementary School. The YLS donated close to $4,000 worth of notebooks, binders, pencils, and everything in between for all of the students who were eligible for the federal breakfast and lunch aid program. In addition, supplies to last the entire school year were donated to the teachers. “It can cost parents as much as a $100 to get a student ready for the beginning of school, not including clothes or uniforms,” said Allison Kapner, a chair of the YLS project. “As attorneys, we think it’s important that we give back to our community and the students, teachers, and parents seem to really appreciate whatever we can give.” Pictured in the back from the left are YLS members Catherine Eaton, Jennifer DeSantis, John Whittles, Allison Kapner, Jason Guari, Theo Kypreos, and Grier Pressly. In the front from the left are students Jorge, third grade; Joselina, second grade; Brandon, third grade; and Katherine, fourth grade. PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR members will join thousands from around the world to participate in International Literacy Day September 8. More than 30 Palm Beach County attorneys and judges will spend the morning talking to students at the Adult Education Center in West Palm Beach about the importance of education and the legal system. “This is a great event for the students and our members,” said Cynthia Spall, PBCBA’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee chair. “We never have a hard time filling the classrooms with speakers as this is a rewarding opportunity for both the students and our members.” Pictured in the front from the left are Theodore Leopold, president of the Palm Beach County Bar; Chief Judge Kathleen Kroll; and Spall. In the back from the left are Judges Ronald Alvarez; Cory Ciklin; Debra Moses Stephens; and Peter Evans. The T.J. Reddick Bar names new board The T.J. Reddick Bar Association recently named its 2005-2006 executive board.At a July 8 meeting, Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes swore in T.J. Reddick officers Roshawn Banks, Veresa Jones Adams, Deana Holiday, Steven Taylor, Gregory Haile, Alfreda Coward, Kimberley Coward, and Christina Hathaway. Bar’s Education Law Committee to meet The Bar’s Education Law Committee will meet September 9 in Tampa in conjunction with the Bar’s General Meeting of Committees and Sections.The meeting will feature video hookups in Kendall, Ft. Lauderdale, and Jacksonville at the Nova Southeastern University sites—enabling committee members unable to attend in Tampa to participate via interactive television at those three additional locales.The meeting is open to all those interested in education law and provides CLE credits. briefs September 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

What are CUSOs doing?

first_imgWhat are CUSOs doing? This is a very common question I hear from credit union and CUSO folks. From our vantage point of working with NACUSO and working with hundreds of CUSOs in the past 30 years, we have a unique perspective to know the CUSO universe. Even NCUA used to call us on CUSO industry questions from time to time. Now that CUSOs are becoming an essential part of the credit union business model, existing CUSOs are being asked to provide more services and new CUSOs are being formed. Will there ever come a day when we have more CUSOs than credit unions…maybe?Since the role of CUSOs is becoming so important to the success and survival of credit unions, NCUA saw the need to know more about CUSOs. While NACUSO and NCUA had differing views on whether CUSOs could be required to report directly to NCUA, the silver lining is a better knowledge base about CUSOs.The good news is that the NCUA’s CUSO Registry is a searchable data base and it attempts to be as comprehensive as possible.   The bad news is that NCUA does not share much data… only the CUSO’s name, address, telephone number, web site and services.  CUSOs were nervous about NCUA sharing their proprietary data and NCUA erred on the conservative side. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

This home at The Gap evokes feelings of living in a rainforest

first_img78 Bellata St, The Gap.Back inside, the bedrooms are located off a hallway, along with a walk-in linen cupboard, tiled bathroom, laundry with a covered drying deck and an Amoora wooden staircase with under-stair storage to the upper level.One of these bedrooms has access to a covered L-shaped timber balcony, while another of the bedrooms has a walk-through wardrobe to an ensuite. Upstairs, the main enjoys a spectacular position among the forest canopy. It has built-in and walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite with floor-to-ceiling tiles and a large corner shower. Other features of the property include a double garage and a spacious utility room with a kitchenette and bathroom. Agent Jeff Smith said the house had been lovingly crafted and maintained by its current owners. 78 Bellata St, The Gap.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Along with industrial-style pendulum lights and polished black granite benchtops, the kitchen has a servery window, gas cooktop, timber-finished cabinetry and Miele appliances. Next to the cooking space, stairs lead to a Cathedral-style sunken lounge. One of the current owners’ most cherished rooms, it has exposed cedar panelling, a wood fireplace and northeast-facing windows. Sliding glass doors then open the lounge room out onto a covered patio with rock gardens. 78 Bellata St, The Gap.A brick facade and beautiful gardens gives the residence a homely, inviting vibe, while expanses of glass help to bring the outdoors in to the open-plan interiors. A porch leads into the residence’s first level, where a foyer separates three bedrooms from the main living hub. Spotted gum timber flooring and exposed cedar roof panelling feature in the kitchen, living and dining area, with the living space including a fireplace and the dining area capturing forest views and city glimpses through a wall of windows. 78 Bellata St, The Gap.ON an elevated 1009sq m block surrounded by rainforest, this northeast-facing house at 78 Bellata St, The Gap,has been designed and renovated to offer privacy, natural light and living that makes the most of its surroundings. 78 Bellata St, The Gap.“The minute you enter the home you will feel you have been taken to another world, one that is private, secluded and blessed with nature’s beauty,” Mr Smith said.DETAILSAuction: Darling & Co, 157 Given Tce, Paddington, December 13, 6.30pmAgent: Jeff Smith, Ray White Paddingtonlast_img read more

New tidal tsunami warning station for Dominica

first_imgSenior Meteorological Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Local Tsunami Committee Marshall Alexander believes a new tidal station located at the Police Coast Guard base in Fond Cole will significantly increase Dominica’s preparedness in monitoring tsunamis and high sea level rises on the coast of the island.The new tidal station was installed by the University of Hawaii Sea Level Centre in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Seismic Network as part of the NOAA tsunami Program.Alexander says this will not only serve as an awareness and preparedness tool for Dominica but will also allow Dominicans to get the information first hand via the Internet.“This was done in collaboration with the Office of Disaster Management and the upgrade includes mini transmissions. Dominica has been added to the IOC website so real time date can be viewed online. The station is a sea level and tsunami warning station,” he said.Alexander believes that with the unfolding events taking place in the world today there is a need for education, preparedness and response to a tsunami or the threat of a tsunami.According to him, timing is critical to response for survival of an event.Photo credit: weather.gov.dmDominica Vibes News LocalNews New tidal tsunami warning station for Dominica by: – June 10, 2011 Tweet 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Hopeful to qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand

first_img Written By Session ID: 2020-09-09:15a041501a712af1c3bba27c Player Element ID: video_player_5f58287364930 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen WATCH US LIVE “I am steadily improving. Tokyo Olympics is 7 months away and there is enough time for me to get into the groove. This year I had won gold at the Universiade, clocking 11.32 seconds. This time, the Olympic qualification time of 11.15 seconds time is very tough to achieve by Indian standards. But nothing is impossible. I will try my best. So I am preparing myself to improve my timing by 00.17 seconds,” Duttee Chand told Republic TV in an exclusive interview. Suman Ray Sprinter Dutee Chand, the third Indian woman ever to qualify for the most coveted 100 meters in Olympics history, is hopeful of a great season ahead, culminating into her Tokyo Games qualification next year.READ: Will Lewis Hamilton make his move to Ferrari at the end of F1 2020 season?’I am steadily improving’: Dutee Chand Dutee said other things no longer bothered her and she was completely concentrating on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in July next year. “Now the focus is clear. Sprinting in the Olympics for the 2nd time will be a dream come true.”  READ: OJ Simpson waxes lyrical about Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar JacksonDutee Chand’s illustrious careerDutee had won a silver medal in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta in the Women’s 100 metres finals clocking 11.32 seconds and bagged her second silver at the Asian Games in the Women’s 200 metres final. Her silver in 100 m, was India’s silver medal in this category after 32 years since PT Usha won in 1986. Her 200 metres silver is after 16 years for India since Saraswati Saha’s gold in 2002 at Busan. In 2017, she clinched two bronze medals — in the 100 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay at the Asian Athletics Championships.READ: International have best shot at rare win in Presidents CupREAD: Anthony Rendon to be presented to Los Angeles Angels’ fans on December 14th LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 14th December, 2019 22:33 IST COMMENT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 22:33 IST Hopeful To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand Sprinter Dutee Chand is hopeful of a great season ahead, culminating into her Tokyo Games qualification next year SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Steelers to watch playoffs on TV

first_imgWhere did we go wrong? That will be the question the Steelers will ask themselves for the next few months. Then they must correct the problems if they are to challenge for that seventh Super Bowl trophy next season.The Steelers held on once again in the fourth quarter to defeat the Miami Dolphins 30-24 to finish the season 9-7, and then they prayed for other teams to lose to get them into the playoffs. Well, not enough teams lost so they will be watching the playoffs and the Super Bowl on television. Despite the disappointing season, most teams in the league would love to have the Steelers’ problems, because they can easily be fixed.Number 1:  First priority must be a big, defensive back. They must get a tall coverage cornerback to compliment Ike Taylor. William Gay is not the answer, nor is Deshea Townsend.Number  2: They must totally overhaul the special teams. The only pluses are the kickers along with Stefan Logan, who set a Steeler record in punt and kickoff return yardage. But the coverage was terrible, worst in the league. You can’t run down speedy returners if you don’t have speed. What about using Mike Wallace on the coverage team?Number 3: The defensive line. Will Aaron Smith be back healthy? And will they re-sign Casey Hampton? Most feel Hampton, because of his age, and the offers he will get from other teams, will not be back. So that leaves Chris Hoke who has been solid as a backup but can he do it game in and game out? And what if he gets hurt? The line is the anchor of the defense. When it falters all other weaknesses are exposed, such as slow cornerbacks.Number 4: More creativity in the offense. Much of the blame is being put on the defense, but a lot of the blame falls on the offense. They were great in the first half, but completely died in the second half, especially the fourth quarter. They are loaded with talent, thus breaking just about every Steelers record in sight. Ben Roethlisberger led the way by becoming the first quarterback in Steelers history to pass for over 4,000 yards, finishing the season with 4,328. As a result of these huge numbers his receivers had their best season. Hines Ward with 1,167 and Santonio Holmes with 1,248, marking the first time in Steeler history two receivers have had 1,000 yards or more. Heath Miller set a record for receptions by a tight end with 76. Rashard Mendenhall gained 1,108 yards despite not starting until the fourth game of the season, and even then not getting the ball as often as he should because of the passing game.With all this talent why weren’t the Steelers more productive in the second half? This will be a question coach Mike Tomlin will put to his offensive coordinator and if an answer is not found, we may see a move made there.The Steelers did some things this season they haven’t in the past, which should make them more productive. They passed to the tight end at a record pace, and with Miller returning next season look for that spot to be even more productive. Joining what will probably be a three-wide receiver set, Mike Wallace, with a year under his belt, should be one of the most explosive receivers in the game next season. With Ward, Holmes and Miller on the field, teams can’t double team him, and like Randy Moss, no one can cover him one-on-one.Another new addition to the offense this season was passing the ball to the running backs, partly because Mendenhall is the best receiving back the Steelers have had since Preston Pearson, way back in the ’70s. This versatility should lead to far more scoring opportunities next season, making it much tougher for defenses to figure out what the Steelers are going to do.Another question mark is the future of Willie Parker. He still has several good years left, but not with the Steelers. In the past when the primary game was the run, we needed two solid backs, but now he would be limited to less than 10 carries per game which he’s not going to accept. There will be several teams offering him a nice buck for his services; in turn he will carry the ball more.However, the Steelers do need a second back in case Mendenhall gets hurt, plus most teams today have two backs. Mewelde Moore has looked good as a third down back so he could be used more. But if Mendenhall gets hurt, the Steelers will be hurting.So, don’t be surprised if the Steelers are once again in the Super Bowl hunt next season, with just a few minor changes. This is where Mike Tomlin will prove if he’s a great coach or not.2010 schedule(AP)—The Steelers will play division champions New England, New Orleans and Cincinnati in 2010, based on the NFL’s scheduling formula. The Steelers play home and away against AFC North rivals Cincinnati (11-5), Baltimore (9-7) and Cleveland (5-11). They will also play the four AFC East teams: New England (10-6), New York Jets (9-7), Miami (7-9) and Buffalo (6-10).Under the NFL’s interconference rotation, they will meet New Orleans (13-3), Atlanta (9-7), Carolina (8-8) and Tampa Bay (3-13) of the NFC South. The Steelers will meet third-place teams from the other two AFC divisions, Oakland (5-11) and Tennessee (8-8). Six opponents will be holdovers, including Miami, Oakland and Tennessee. SCARY MOMENT— Dolphins quarterback Pat White goes down as he is hit by Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) during the second half, Jan. 3, in Miami. White was carted off the field with a head injury following the helmet-to-helmet collision with Taylor. last_img read more

Ranney Students Present ‘Man of La Mancha’ Friday and Saturday

first_imgTINTON FALLS – Ranney International Thespian Troupe No. 630 presents Man of La Mancha, at 7 p.m. through March 9 in RSPA Panther Hall.The five-time Tony Award-winning show will be directed by John Doyle, with musical direction by Tess Nielsen, performing arts director, and Kevin Cotter, conductor.“To reach the unreachable star…” best describes the dramatic and song-filled message of the musical adventure that retells the story of Don Quixote and his quest for truth and valor.Performed with a live orchestra, the imaginative storyline creates a highly theatrical experience, making it a must-see production for all ages. The Impossible Dream is but one of many inspiring tunes that complement the equally poetic script.Tessa Payer from Wall portrays Antonia and Jack Fink from Middletown, Dr. Sanson Carasco, in the Ranney School production of Man of La Mancha.Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece, Man of La Mancha is an epic story of knight-errant Don Quixote (Noah Goldstein ’14), his servant and trusty sidekick Sancho (George Timmins ’15), the leader of the muleteers, Paco (Ben Puvalowski ’13) and the woman of his dreams, the lovely Aldonza (Peri Rohl ’16) also affectionately known as Dulcinea. Taking place during the Spanish Inquisition, the play is filled with drama, suspense and passion.The Ranney School performance is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10 at the door.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 12, 2015

first_img-30- SPEEDY DEMONICA MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN IRISH O’BRIENDemonica makes her debut on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course when she runs in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs–a race which is part of the Golden State series for California-bred or sired fillies and mares, age four and up.It will also mark the stakes debut for the California-bred daughter of First Defence trained by John Sadler for the C R K Stable. She is coming off four straight grass races at a mile or longer, winning twice on the front end, as is her wont.“I don’t know if there’s much speed in there, but she’ll probably be in front,” said Joe Talamo, who has ridden her in her last four races and retains the mount Saturday. “Last time she ran well but that was when the turf was real soft from recent rain. She still held on pretty well (finishing fourth by three lengths), so I think she’ll like the cutback in distance.”The Irish O’Brien: Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 8-1; Demonica, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Warren’s Gussie, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Qiaona, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Velvet Mesquite, Mike Smith, 9-5; and Star Field, Tiago Pereira, 6-1. Elvis Trujillo16419191312%$1,114,650 Fernando Perez14414171410%$632,810 Jeff Bonde2990331%$322,480 Richard Mandella4888917%$561,916 Richard Baltas54129422%$478,028 Martin Garcia11123151221%$1,690,580 Mike Smith8617191220%$2,071,181 FINISH LINES: Trainer Steve Knapp plans to give Grade III Las Flores winner Harlington’s Rose a slight break after her win under Joe Talamo Sunday and look for a race late next month. “There are no races for her now anyway,” said Knapp, whose previous graded stakes win came when $50,000 claim Icantgoforthat took the Grade II Monrovia Stakes in 2003 . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest handicappers this weekend in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. will be Peter Fornatale, Daily Racing Form Contest Editor, Saturday, and Jonathon Kinchen, seventh-place finisher ($59,000) in the 2015 NHC event, Sunday . . . Through 44 racing days, perennial Southern California riding champ Rafael Bejarano has opened his biggest lead yet in Santa Anita’s standings, 50-29 over runners-up Kent Desormeaux and Tyler Baze . . . Eerie racing rarity: Crimson Giant, owned by Bryan Carney who recently sold his popular watering hole called “The Hundred to One Club,” finished 13th and last in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap. No surprise there. Beaten more than 31 lengths, the same margin by which Secretariat won the 1973 Belmont Stakes, Crimson Giant went off at odds of–you guessed it–100-1. Tyler Baze22229232713%$1,611,754 Victor Espinoza14226282018%$1,791,408 (Current Through Sunday, March 8) Kent Desormeaux14929271819%$1,638,860 John Sadler9412151313%$812,066 Gary Stevens8313131416%$1,230,648 ‘SHIP AND WIN’ PROGRAM EXPANDS IN CALIFORNIA APRIL 2“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern California racing circuit beginning April 2.The arrangement, which will apply to horses starting at Santa Anita, Los Alamitos and Del Mar, will guarantee a $1,000 appearance fee and a 30 percent enhancement to all purse money earned in their initial start for horses not raced in California the past 12 months.Funding for the program will come from the three Southern California racetracks, the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the California Marketing Committee, which is tasked with promoting racing in the state.“Horse recruitment and increasing field size are top priorities for TOC,” said Joe Morris, the ownership group’s president. “We supported the ‘Ship and Win’ program at Del Mar the last four years and believe it will be equally successful year-round for Southern California.”Southern California’s exceptional weather, year-round racing in a relatively compact area, the attractive venues and substantial fan base are strong selling points to out-of-state horsemen. Its top riders and lucrative purse offerings add further luster to that formula.“It’s been a very good program for my owners and my horses,” said trainer Mark Casse, who brought in a large string of runners to Del Mar for the first time last summer with the “Ship and Win” program providing a key push. “It’s a major expense to ship out there, so the bonus monies certainly helped. And now that we’ve seen that we can come and compete well, we’ll be bringing out more horses this year, including some of our better 2-year-olds. Several of my owners have never raced in the west with the exception of the Breeders’ Cup, so this has opened a door for them to try California.”In his first season at Del Mar, Casse started 38 horses at the summer meet and won five races and over $600,000 in purses. He had 13 “Ship and Win” horses who made 25 starts and accounted for two wins, seven seconds and five thirds.“Ship and Win” is not just for out-of-town horsemen, though. Local trainers and owners have tapped into its lure and more are expected to go outside the state to bring back runners this year with the expansion set to begin.Trainer Bob Hess, Jr. had a stellar summer at Del Mar in 2014 with 15 wins and nearly $600,000 in purses. He had 16 different “Ship and Win” horses in his barn and they accounted for six victories, a pair of seconds and a third.“I’m a big fan of ‘Ship and Win’,” said Hess. “We have the best stage in the country for presenting horse racing, but we need to get people aware and involved in being part of it. A program like this is a part of the puzzle, part of how we actually get people to realize how good it is to race in California.”Southern California’s three racing secretaries – Rick Hammerle at Santa Anita, David Jerkens at Del Mar and Bob Moreno at Los Alamitos – are all strong supporters of the expansion of the program. Santa Anita will kick-off the year-round “Ship and Win” on April 2 and race through June 28. Los Alamitos picks it up from there from July 2 to July 12. Del Mar’s summer session then goes from July 16 to Sept. 7. Each of the tracks finishes out the year with additional meets – Los Alamitos (tentatively set for 9/10 to 9/20), Santa Anita (9/24 to 10/25), Del Mar (10/29 to 11/29) and Los Alamitos (12/3 to 12/20).Racing officials at the tracks can be reached about the program either on-line or by phone: Santaanita.com (626 574-6473); Delmarracing.com (858 792-4230); Losalamitos.com (714 820-2658). Further information about “Ship and Win” also can be found on the Calracing.com website.PAPER WORK SNAFU COSTS PEDROZA STAKES MOUNTMartin Pedroza, about to serve a three-day suspension issued by the California Horse Racing Board, on how he missed riding Private Zone in Saturday’s Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap:“The Gaming Commission in Florida told me my license there had temporarily been suspended and it was no big deal for us to renew it. So we did everything we needed to do and sent the paper work to them at the last minute, but it was in a stack with other applications, from Black Jack dealers to waitresses, you name it.“Just because I was a jockey, I had no priority, and the paper work wasn’t read in timefor my license to be approved. Everybody here tried to help, the stewards from here, the stewards from there, Mike Smith . . . But I never thought I needed to do something about my license being temporarily suspended then, because I never thought I was going to Florida anytime soon, so we let it go. It was kind of our fault.”Formerly trained by Doug O’Neillbut now trained by Jorge Navarro, Private Zone finished second by a half-length as the 6-5 favorite under Carlos Marquez Jr.Pedroza’s long-time agent, Richie Silverstein, said he is “hoping to” regain the mount on three-time Grade I winner Private Zone in the future. Mike Puype78711119%$350,346 Martin Pedroza14014201810%$602,484 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Steven Miyadi3175223%$213,620 Tiago Pereira981291312%$404,268 Flavien Prat10310121110%$567,386 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke16217182110%$1,114,916 Joseph Talamo18921203211%$1,448,340 Brice Blanc4272417%$287,640 Corey Nakatani11019111617%$930,678 Brandon Boulanger1056586%$200,416 Peter Miller11520221317%$1,117,956 Jerry Hollendorfer13426182019%$3,024,008 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Bob Baffert8318151122%$1,673,492 Santiago Gonzalez80891210%$484,614 Rafael Bejarano19950302525%$2,308,138 Doug O’Neill12815122012%$782,114 Peter Eurton6711111016%$636,416 Felipe Valdez53810915%$253,828 James Cassidy5486915%$318,600 Mark Casse53105719%$775,868 Mark Glatt5489915%$412,522 FILLY ON WINNING MENU FOR CELEBRITY CHEF FLAYDEMONICA RETURNS TO SPRINT IN IRISH O’BRIENPOPULAR ‘SHIP AND WIN’ PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 2PAPER WORK DELAY COSTS PEDROZA STAKES MOUNT Mario Gutierrez8361077%$362,380 Ron Ellis4583718%$322,030 Philip D’Amato571210921%$568,340 FLAY STAYS IN ‘KITCHEN’ WITH FILLY’S HEAT Renowned celebrity chef Bobby Flay hopes the filly he owns, Dame Dorothy, serves upanother victory when she runs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.A $390,000 daughter of Bernardini bred in Pennsylvania, Dame Dorothy will be seeking her sixth win from seven career starts for trainer Todd Pletcher. She won her first four starts, was third in the Grade III Comely at Aqueduct at nine furlongs on Nov. 29, then captured Gulfstream Park’s Sunshine Millions Distaff at seven furlongs on Jan. 17.“It seems like she shipped in here in great order,” said trainer Mike McCarthy, former assistant to Pletcher who is babysitting Dame Dorothy for the nation’s second-leading money winning trainer through March 10 with $2,890,154, behind only Jerry Hollendorfer at $3,362,670.“She trained super this morning,” McCarthy said. “She galloped a mile and looked lively.”The Santa Margarita: Legacy, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Cassatt, Kerwin Clark, 3-1; Dame Dorothy, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Thegirlinthatsong, Mike Smith, 9-2; Tiz Midnight, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Uzziel, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; and Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 2-1. A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Thomas Proctor4166315%$491,028 Hector Palma2564124%$141,000 Edwin Maldonado971181211%$437,824last_img read more

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