SPEAKEASY QUOTES-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RUBEN FUENTES, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I had never been on this horse, not even in the morning. They were going so quick up front that he settled on his own. I saved ground at the rail and we had a dream trip. It opened up and he finished strong.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I felt like one of my horses was going to win, both of them ran super and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses.“It was one of those last-minute entries it was about 10 o’clock in the morning before entries closed and I called Nick (Cosato) and said, ‘Hey, I think  we should take a shot. If I owned the horse I would do it.’ He said ‘go ahead’ and lightning struck.“He showed a lot first time on the grass he was dead last and finished with a flourish, so onward and upward. My filly Bulletproof One deserved a shot as well. She ran super but we had to check and wait and came through. A horse freaked out at the gate (Mr. Tip) next to her so she didn’t break well. I’m just really proud of the horses and my whole team and I would like to thank the owners for the opportunity.“Ruben (Fuentes) is a great young rider and a great young kid. I’ve been riding him more and with rides like this we will be riding him even more.”“Sometimes you take a shot and you win, sometimes you embarrass yourself, and sometimes you run one-two and it’s real sweet.“We’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup, absolutely ($1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint at five furlongs on Nov. 1).”     NICK COSATO, OWNER, SLAM DUNK RACING: “It’s kind of crazy. You run the favorite in the race Ginobili), then you’ve got to survive an inquiry (with El Tigre Terrible). There was a lot going on, a lot of moving parts here. We bought this horse as a yearling at Pomona with the hopes of running him grass eventually.”NOTES: The winning owners are Slam Dunk Racing or Michael Nentwig.last_img read more

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Businesswoman charged for giving friend fake US$100

first_imgA woman who gave her friend a counterfeit US note found herself before Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Ally Williams, 36, denied the charge when it was read to her by Magistrate Leron Daly.The businesswoman of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied that on October 12, 2018, at North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown, with intent to defraud she gave Roshonda Burnette a forged US$100 bill knowing it was counterfeit. The prosecution is contending that on October 12, 2018, at about 15:45h, the Virtual Complainant and the defendant were at a salon when Williams asked if anyone could change the foreign currency that she had in order to pay for the services that were offered to her.According to the prosecution, Burnette, who is the woman’s friend opted to give the woman the local currency in exchange for the United States money.The VC then went to the Cambio and was told that the money was a counterfeit.Subsequently, Burnette went to the Brickdam Police Station and reported the matter. Williams was contacted and later arrested.In court on Friday, Attorney-at-law Sanjeev Datadin in a bail application told the court that his client has been cooperating with the police. He said that his client has been to the police station no less than “50 times” since the matter was reported.According to the defence lawyer, his client, a mother of two young children professed her innocence in relation to the accusation and is willing to continue cooperating with the police.She was released on $15,000 bail and the case will continue on March 25, 2019.last_img read more

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Huskies Player of the Week: Jared Winkel

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #17 forward Jared Winkel.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Jared was met at the rink to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Jared Winkel Facts:Age: 18Height: 5′ 11″Weight: 172 lbs.Shoots: LeftHometown: Lantzville, B.C. What music do you like?Jared: “Anything with a hard beat.”What’s your favourite food?Jared: “I’m a big lasagna guy.”What do you hope for the future?Jared: “To win the Championship.” How long have you been with the Huskies?Jared: “This is my first year.”What position do you play?Jared: “Forward, left wing, generally.”Advertisementcenter_img How would you describe your style of play?Jared: “I try to be very offensive, but try to play a 200-foot game.”Favourite moment with the Huskies?Jared: “Honestly, just every win. It’s a great atmosphere after we win.”Favourite hockey team?Jared: “Chicago Blackhawks.”Favourite player?Jared: “Patrick Kane.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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2 Days until we head to the Polls

first_imgCanadians cast their ballots in just two days — and the main party leaders are hitting the campaign trail, with the political rhetoric heating up.The Conservatives are trying to fend off a surge by the Bloc in Quebec, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues stumping today.This morning he’s been touting the government’s economic record, saying Canada is in better shape than the U-S.Advertisement – Advertisement -In Toronto this morning, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said we need to make this great country of ours richer, fairer and greener for ourselves and our children.He said the world wants Canada to tackle the great challenges as a great country — and that’s only possible with a progressive government that is a Liberal government.N-D-P Leader Jack Layton is campaigning in cities and towns devastated by Ontario’s manufacturing crisis.In Windsor today, he said an N-D-P government would negotiate fair trade deals and implement a “Buy Canadian” program.For more on the election visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/federalelection2008last_img read more

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UPDATE Evacuation alert issued for Pink Mountain

first_imgPhoto:  This photo was sent to Energeticcity.ca Friday morning – Jennifer Crawford – Advertisement -For more photos of the fire, click hereAn evacuation alert has been issued for the community of Pink Mountain.According to Joyce Poulin from the BC Wildfire Management Branch a fire was called in just before 3p.m. Thursday.Poulin says the fire is currently around 60 hectares in size and about 50 per cent of it is now contained.There are 40 firefighters being used to combat the fire along with three bulldozers, two excavators, and three medium helicopters.Advertisement Information about any road closures can be obtained by calling Public Works Canada at 250-774-6956.For updates on the fire, call the Prince George Fire Centre Duty Room at 250-565-6126 and for more information on the evacuation alert, residents can go to www.prrd.bc.caThis map shows the location of the fire, which is only 2.5km away from Pink Mountain.View Untitled in a larger map Trish Morgan is the manager of community services with the Peace River Regional District and says the area on alert is from Mile 135 up to a creek at 230km then to Cyprus Creek Rd. and up to the Alaska Highway.She says the people within the area have already been notified by ministry officials to be on alert.[asset|aid=2971|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=229342e79e4b3ea21ec8f36b8a05a0c5-Trish Morgan Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] The fire was reported to have been caused by lightening and at this time has not caused any problems on the Alaska Highway.  Motorists are advised that the highway could be closed at anytime if the fire moves closer to the road.Advertisementlast_img read more

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RCMP search for two Hines Creek men

first_imgRCMP are looking for help to find two Hines Creek men.The Fairview RCMP and Grande Prairie RCMP received a complaint on Saturday August 14th that Martin Edward Cook aged 47 and Kenneth Wayne Carlson aged 50 both of Hines Creek AB were missing.  Both men were last seen on Thursday August 12 in Hines Creek.   The investigation has so far revealed that one of the mens debit cards was last used at the FAS Gas in Manning AB on Saturday August 14.- Advertisement -The vehicle the men were driving was registered to Martin Cook and is a Black 2005 Dodge Dakota 4×4 crew cab truck with Alberta Licence plate NHE 027.Martin Cook is 47 yrs old, Blond hair, blue eyes, 5’9″ and 150 lbs.Kenneth Carlson is 50 yrs old, brown hair, blue eyes, 5’5″ and 200 lbs.Both men like to fish and may have gone into a remote location.Advertisement If anyone may have seen these persons or the vehicle please contact the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-4031 admin or 780-835-2211.last_img read more

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Board votes to give CAO greater clout

first_imgTwo previous applicants turned down the county’s recent offers for the post. “This will help recruit a (CAO). I’m guessing that the people they recruited said, `Look, you are not giving me enough power. I don’t have the power to hire and fire that I need.’ The important thing is that they put this on the ballot. If it’s just a temporary shift, then it’s not good,” Stern said. The exceptions to the CAO’s hiring and firing powers would include the nonelected auditor-controller, county counsel and executive offices, plus the elected sheriff, district attorney and assessor. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who cast the opposing vote, noted that voters have rejected proposals for an elected county executive in the past. “We don’t know if we are going to have four, six, eight, 10 or 12 junior CAOs running around, building new offices and hiring new staff costing millions of dollars,” Antonovich said. “But that’s OK. We’ll get this money out of thin air. And to create this body that will be a soundwall between elected representatives and their voters is wasteful and disruptive to our democratic form of government.” Although many details have not yet been worked out, CAO David Janssen has proposed creating clusters of departments that would be overseen by deputy CAOs. Janssen has until May to develop a plan for the new structure. “Supervisor Antonovich is correct,” Janssen said. “This is not going to be free. I could do it for free, but it would have no meaning. The idea is to have three or four deputy CAOs responsible for oversight of the departments. “That way you don’t have to go to five different departments if you have a concern about why something is not being addressed. You can go to one place and be assured it’s going to be fixed.” Under a “nonintrusion” clause in the ordinance, the supervisors would be barred from contacting department heads to instruct them to take certain actions. However, the supervisors would be able to contact department heads to seek information or assistance for constituent problems such as animal or property services. “It’s hard for a department head to say no to a member of the board, even if it’s a suggestion,” Stern said. “But it’s a step in the right direction.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stung by difficulties in luring a new chief administrative officer, Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to give the position greater authority, including the ability to hire and fire most nonelected department heads. The change in the power structure of the nation’s largest county requires final approval next Tuesday. It would create a structure similar to those in Ventura, Orange and San Diego counties. Advocates say the change will help the county recruit a new CAO and allow the Board of Supervisors to hold one person accountable for fixing many of the county’s problems. “It’s a step toward putting someone in charge,” said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies. “A better step would be to have a county mayor, but that’s a harder step.” last_img
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Fire truck pull raises over $31,000 for United Way

first_imgPRHP team pulls the fire truck in 13.65 seconds @unitedwaynbc fire truck pull! #yxj pic.twitter.com/gAZ73CCnte— PRHP (@PRHydroPartners) September 17, 2016 United Way of Northern BC Fire Truck Pull! The Fire Truck has arrived!! #yxj pic.twitter.com/rFKQFGzZFL— The Salvation Army FSJ (@salarmyfsj) September 17, 2016Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Centennial Park was packed for the 6th annual United Way Fire Truck Pull Saturday in Fort St. John.Teams of up to 10 people worked to pull a Fort St. John Fire Truck 50 feet as fast as possible.  The fast team once again this year was the team from Progress Energy.Teams collected donations for the United Way and the event raised over $31,000.  The total raised is down slightly from 2015 when the event raised $37,000.The Roller Derby Girls did an awesome jump at the fire truck pull doing it in their roller skates. #yxj pic.twitter.com/YtBaZWlXjY— energeticcity (@EnergeticCity) September 17, 2016- Advertisement -Participants and spectators were also encouraged to bring a donation for the Fort St. John Salvation Army.  Below are just a few photos and video from the day.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mourinho open to working in France

first_imgHe has since taken on a punditry role with beIN Sports, and was pictured sitting alongside Lille sporting advisor Luis Campos at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday.“I can imagine (coaching) in France one day,” Mourinho said. “I’m a man who’s worked in four different countries, who likes that, who likes to know other cultures.”“I like to learn all the time, to work in a different league would be a fantastic experience. (At the moment) I’m calm, I’m trying to enjoy life with family and friends and calmly working to hopefully find another opportunity in football.”Campos is a friend of Mourinho’s and served as chief scout when the latter was in charge at Real Madrid.A source told AFP Mourinho had come to Lille to watch Pepe and Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes.Pepe, 23, is the third leading scorer in France this season with 16 goals, trailing only Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, and also has eight assists for second-placed Lille.United replaced Mourinho with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer halfway through his third season at Old Trafford with the club languishing in sixth and 19 points off the pace.He has pledged to return to “top-level football” with Real Madrid, the club he coached from 2010 to 2013, touted a possible landing spot for the 56-year-old.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Planning for the future? Jose Mourinho was in the stands to run the rule over Lille star Nicolas Pepe © AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENLILLE, France, Feb 17 – Jose Mourinho said he could see himself coaching in France as he attended Sunday’s 0-0 draw between Lille and Montpellier to reportedly cast an eye over Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe.Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December in a move that cost the Premier League club £19.6 million in severance pay for the Portuguese boss and members of his staff.last_img read more

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DANIEL WILL ‘STRICTLY’ BE CONCENTRATING ON THE DANCING AFTER MATCH-UP WITH KRISTINA!

first_imgWorried telly bosses are out to tame Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff – after pairing her with Donegal’s own crooner Daniel O’Donnell.Kristina, nicknamed the Siberian Siren, dated two of her former dance partners on the show, Ben Cohen and Joe Calzaghe.England rugby union star Ben split from his wife to be with her and boxer Joe ditched his girlfriend.Fellow professional dancer Vincent Simone cheated on his pregnant girlfriend Susan Duddy with Kristina in 2008. But BBC chiefs are confident there will be no repeat of the Curse of Strictly when Daniel dances the cha-cha with Kristina, 37, in the new series, which starts on Saturday.Insiders say Kristina just isn’t Daniel’s type and he is devoted to wife Majella.“I think we all know that Daniel won’t be looking sideways. Anyone who knows him knows that he is devoted to Majella. He will approach ‘Strictly’ the way he approaches everything else – in a professional manner.”DANIEL WILL ‘STRICTLY’ BE CONCENTRATING ON THE DANCING AFTER MATCH-UP WITH KRISTINA! was last modified: September 4th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:daniel o’donnellKristina RihanoffStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

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