10 Feb

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgPast The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. MINY LEE JInnis4 51.02. LAZZA SMuir 55.0 5/2 4 1/4L3. SLEW DI CLOCK MWard4 51.0 1/2L4. ROSY PARKS HPottinger4 50.0 HeadLate scratch : #6 SURVIVAL SUNDAYWIN: $116.00PLACE: $62.00, $83.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:46.0 Splits : 24.3, 48.2, 1:15.04yo colt – RIZZI LEE – LADY MANILATrainer: DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner : ORELON Z JONESBred by DONOVAN PLUMMER & SYDNEY WATSONQu: $211.00 Ex: $526.00Superfecta: $2,476.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. VISION OF GOLD OWalker 54.02. MACALLAN OEdwards3 53.0 3/4L3. SEEKING THE DAWN RMairs 56.0 2L4. BIG DATA AChatrie 56.0 1LWIN: $92.00PLACE: $57.00, $93.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:16.1 Splits : 23.1, 47.33yo ch colt – FEARLESS VISION – GOOD PROSPECTTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by FRANCIS BARNETT, EDISON CHAI & LOUIS LYNQu: $347.00 Ex: $534.00D/E: $182.00Superfecta: $1,305.00Race 3 1820 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. COLORS OF WAR WHenry 51.02. SCAR DBeharie 54.0 1 1/2L3. * TROJAN LSteadman3 53.5 3 1/2L4. KING WITHIN SMuir 56.0 3LWIN: $290.00PLACE: $68.00, $96.00, $54.00Final Time : 2:02.4 Splits : 27.0, 52.2, 1:18.2, 1:46.44yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – COLOUROFMONEYTrainer: PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by LAURENCE HEFFESQu: $4,023.00 Ex: $4,280.00D/E: $1,046.00Trifecta: $3,043.00Rolling Triple: $2,497.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)(DIV.I)*1. EUSEBIA RMitchell 55.02. FLAGRANS JErwin 54.0 2 1/2L3. GRANDE MARQUE RHalledeen 55.0 Neck4. POWERFUL RED AntThomas4 50.0 1/2L5. SIR D BebHarvey3 54.0 3 1/4LWIN: $133.00PLACE: $76.00, $140.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:01.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.1, ,7yo ch mare – DEPUTY’S REPORT – EXCHANGE ONLYTrainer: DENRICK CHAMBERS Owner: J.R. STABLESBred by LAURENCE HEFFESQu: $731.00 Ex: $1,078.00D/E: $774.00Trifecta: $1,339.00Hi-5: $6,595.00Rolling Triple: $3,893.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3-Y-O&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. CRUISING MOTION PFrancis2. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 50.0 Neck*3. AWESOME DESTINY AChatrie 55.0 *3/5 1 1/2L4. MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 2 3/4LWIN: $311.00PLACE: $69.00, $63.00, $57.00Final Time: 1:15.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.13yo colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – TOTAL MOTIONTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : CARLTON S WATSONBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $638.00 Exacta: $1,555.00D/E: $1,245.00Trifecta: $819.00Rolling Triple: $19,475.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITIONRACE -FILLIES*1. GLOBAL BebHarvey3 52.02. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 55.0 10L3. WARTIME OWhite 53.0 4 1/2L4. FRANCIA’S PRIDE WHenry 52.0 Neck5. PHOTOGENIC HPottinger4 50.0 1L6. OCEAN SEEKER LSteadman3 53.0 7/1 Sh.HeadDNF #4 MONTEGONIAN DaneNelson 54.0 5/1DNF #14 STRAIGHTFROMUHEART RMitchell 53.0 99/1 WIN: $93.00PLACE: $73.00, $70.00, $156.00Final Time : 1:21.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, 1:13.0,3yo filly – FILM DIRECTOR – EMMVEEPEETrainer : FITZROY GLISPIE Owner :VINTAGE BLOODSTOCKBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONNOTE: HORSE #4 MONTEGONIAN, AND HORSE #14 STRAIGHTFROMUHEART FELL.Qu: $119.00 Ex: $212.00D/E: $1,616.00Trifecta: $893.00Hit-6 carry-over: $238,241.90Rolling Triple: $4,693.00Pick-4: $54,104.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $76,090.90 (6 OF 6)Race 7 1500 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 53.52. MIND SET OFoster 53.0 5/1 2L3. ANOTHER BULLET OEdwards3 51.0 Neck4. RAS EMANUEL JErwin 54.0 3 1/2LDNF #5 DINNER BY SEVEN PFrancis 51.0 39/1DNF #8 STIR IT UP VNajair 52.0 6/1WIN: $234.00PLACE: $86.00, $129.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:35.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:13.0Winner: 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SPACEDOUTTrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK D MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAINOTE: HORSE #5 DINNER BY SEVEN, AND HORSE #8 STIR IT UP JOCKEYS FELL.Qu: $790.00 Ex: $1,982.00D/E: $509.00Superfecta: $8,313.00Rolling Triple: $8,382.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)(DIV.II)1. *BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.02. BURNING MEDIC OWalker 54.0 4 1/2L3. HAWKEYE RLahoe 57.0 7/2 2 3/4L4. PRINCESS SALLEMA AntThomas4 50.0 1 1/4L5. GEORGIAMYLOVE MWard4 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $128.00PLACE: $69.00, $70.00, $83.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.3Winner : 5yo b filly – OUTRIGGER – SAILINGTrainer: VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner: ANDRE S ADAMSBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQu: $322.00 Ex: $512.00D/E: $537.00Trifecta: $318.00Hi-5: $6,540.50Rolling Triple: $1,046.00Race 9 1000 M (R) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE*1. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 53.52. RED FLAG ISpence 53.0 5 1/2L3. LADY SHANKARI OWalker 53.0 Head4. MOM’S STUDENT WHenry 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $88.00PLACE: $58.00, $71.00, $152.00Final Time : 1:00.2 Splits: 23.1, 46.2Winner : 4yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : DEBORAH NUNES-BOORMAN & TARA NUNES & S.NARINESINGH & E. HALOUTEBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYNOTE: HORSE #5 LADY SHANKARI PLACED 2ND BUT WAS DISQUALIIFIED AND PLACED 3RD BEHIND HORSE #7 RED FLAGQu: $282.00 Ex: $243.00D/E: $161.00Superfecta: $2,456.00Rolling Triple: $1,037.00COLIN MELHADO MEMORIAL CUPRace 10 1200 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. ETERNAL JOY LSteadman3 54.02. CHANGE HIM NAME MWard4 50.0 3/4L3. INFANTRY OFFICER RHalledeen 54.0 Neck4. JOYFUL RAKOTA RLahoe 54.0 2L5. PRINCESS SHEMIKA AChatrie 54.0 1 1/4LLate scratch : #5 LIGHT BRIGADEWIN: $163.00PLACE: $89.00, $86.00, $99.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 48.1Winner : 5yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL – MAYKEN JOYTrainer: NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $433.00 Ex: $773.00D/E: $322.00Trifecta: $535.00Hi-5 carry-over: $138,544.25Rolling Triple: $752.00Pick-4: $3,596.00Super-6: $41,209.20Pick-9: $2,868.50; $75.50 Carry-over : $1,721,984.20PlacePot 8 : $34,285.00last_img read more

18 Dec

Decrease in infant mortality in South Africa

first_imgThere has been a marked decrease in child mortality rates in South Africa, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), which says this is indicative of improved child health in the country.From 2001 to 2014, severe malnutrition rates among under-fives dropped from 12.5 per 1 000 children to 4.5 per 1 000 children.There has been a marked decrease in child mortality rates in South Africa, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), which says this is indicative of improved child health in the country.The IRR made this finding in its latest South Africa Survey, published this month. The institute is a classically liberal think-tank.It found that the under-five mortality rate had declined from 77.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 45.1 deaths per 1 000 live births deaths in 2015. The institute also found that deaths of infants under one year of age declined from 51.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 34. 4 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2015.According to the IRR, poor access to health care services, especially immunisation programmes; malnutrition; and poor living conditions were three of the leading contributors to child deaths.It found that:Immunisation rates had steadily increased in South Africa. In 2001, 67% of children under one year of age were immunised. This increased to 89.8% in 2014.The rollout of social grants had probably contributed to preventing child deaths. Social grant beneficiaries as a percentage of the total national population increased from 9% in 2001 to 30% in 2015. This had undoubtedly contributed to raising living standards.From 2001 to 2014, severe malnutrition rates among under-fives dropped from 12.5 per 1 000 children to 4.5 per 1 000 children.“Although these figures are encouraging, South Africa still has a high infant mortality rate, especially compared to other emerging markets and the developed world,” said IRR analyst Gerbrandt van Heerden.“Data from the World Bank shows that the under-five mortality rate in Germany was 3.9 deaths for every 1 000 live births. Therefore, South African policymakers still have some way to go in ensuring that our child health indicators reach global norms. Better public health care services are part of the solution but rising economic growth and employment levels will do just as much, if not more, to improve the conditions of South Africa’s children.”The South Africa Survey has been published annually by the IRR since 1948 in the interests of advancing fact-based policy making.Source: Institute of Race Relationslast_img read more

3 Sep

These Catholics broke into a nuclear base Now theyre asking a judge

first_imgYonat Shimron YonatShimron Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 TagsCarmen Trotta Catholic worker homepage featured Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base nuclear weapons Patrick O’Neill Plowshares Plowshares Kings Bay 7,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News • Photos of the Week Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,The Kings Bay Plowshares 7. From left to right: Elizabeth McAlister, Stephen Kelly, Carmen Trotta, Mark Colville, Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady and Patrick O’Neill. Photo courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7(RNS) — Seven Catholic peace activists who broke into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga., last year stood before a federal judge Wednesday (Aug. 7) to argue that the charges against them should be dismissed.The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, are charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor and face up to 25 years in prison each for trespassing on the U.S. Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons.A crowd of about 100 people that included the actor Martin Sheen packed the three-hour hearing in Brunswick, Ga., as the seven and their lawyers made their case before U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.The defendants, mostly middle-aged or elderly, are residents of Catholic Worker houses, a collection of 200 independent houses across the country that feed and house the poor. As the hearing began, several were in the middle of a four-day liquid-only fast to mark the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.READ: Awaiting trial for breaking into a nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists are unrepentantThe Kings Bay 7 are part of a 39-year-old anti-nuclear movement called Plowshares, inspired by the pacific prediction of the biblical prophet Isaiah that the nations of the world shall “beat their swords into plowshares.” Its activists have made a signature of breaking into nuclear weapons bases to hammer on buildings and military hardware and pour human blood on them.Patrick O’Neill attempts to deface a nuclear monument with a hammer at the Kings Bay Submarine Base in April 2018. Photo courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7Patrick O’Neill, a 63-year-Catholic worker from North Carolina who represented himself, was the first to speak before the judge. Reading from a prepared statement, he told her he was guided in his actions by the New Testament Epistle of James, which says “Faith without works is dead.”“My actions are an extension of my beliefs,” he told the judge. “This connection between sincerely held religious beliefs and sacramental practice (action) are one and the same.”The facts of the case are not disputed; indeed, the seven documented their actions for the judge with photos and videos.On the night of April 4, 2018, they stole onto the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Ga., by cutting a padlock and later a security fence. They spilled blood on Navy insignia affixed to a wall, spray-painted anti-war slogans on a walkway and banged on a monument to nuclear warfare using hammers made of melted-down guns.Part of the graffiti messaging left at the Kings Bay Submarine Base in April 2018. Photo courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7They were caught more than an hour into their action, as three of the activists prepared to cut the heavily electrified fence leading to the nuclear storage bunkers.The group individually and through its lawyers are using a novel defense: the Religion Freedom Restoration Act, a 1993 federal law that says the government may not burden the faith practices of a person with sincerely held religious beliefs.The law was famously used by Hobby Lobby Stores when the company challenged the government’s contraceptive mandate, arguing it placed a burden on the chain owner’s Christian beliefs. The Supreme Court agreed.More recently, the law was used by Scott Warren, the Arizona geographer who was charged with aiding two migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Warren argued that his basic humanitarian values justified his actions. That case resulted in a mistrial in June.Citing RFRA as part of their defense allowed the seven to talk about their religious motivations, which may not have otherwise been admissible.Three of the defendants, the Rev. Steve Kelly, Elizabeth McAlister and Mark Colville, have been in jail since the break-in last year. They declined to accept the conditions of the bail — an ankle monitor and $50,000 bail — and have remained in the Glynn County Detention Center.Ira Lupu, professor emeritus of law at the George Washington University Law School, said he had great respect and admiration for the Plowshares’ actions but suspected they would not win a dismissal of their charges.“The government is going to say, ‘We’re defending the United States,’” he said. Furthermore, he added, the government can convincingly demonstrate a compelling interest in protecting these bases from trespass, interference and disruption.Carmen Trotta, left, and Elizabeth McAlister hold a sign while entering the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Kings Bay Plowshares 7Three of the defendants — O’Neill, Carmen Trotta and Clare Grady — read their personal statements to the judge, who also interrogated the group’s lawyers . The lawyers argued the court should dismiss the charges because the government failed to offer them the least-restrictive means of resolving the charges against them.Both O’Neill and Trotta said they did not expect the charges against them to be dismissed but felt somewhat encouraged by the day’s proceedings.“The judge runs a tight ship,” said Trotta, 56. “But I think she respected us. We think it was a good day.”Martin Sheen in 2008. Photo courtesy of Brian McGuirk/Creative CommonsSheen, best known for playing President Josiah Bartlet in the television series “The West Wing,” was more emphatic.“Of the millions of practicing Catholics in the United States, there’s a tiny fraction of them willing to risk their lives for the gospel, to live not only creative and honest lives, but blessed lives,” Sheen said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.“I was nourished and inspired by what I saw in the courtroom during the hearing. “This is the closest I’ll get to this level of heroism and activism. These are my heroes.”The judge is expected to issue an opinion in a few weeks on whether the case should proceed to a trial. At victimized Charleston church, Booker condemns gun violence, racism Share This! Share This! 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