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Asset managers ‘could push back on reform’ due to Brexit

first_imgUK-based asset managers could cite Brexit-related uncertainty when lobbying for delays or changes to forthcoming rules, according to a consumer advocate.Mick McAteer, a former board member of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), voiced concern that the regulator would come under pressure from fund management firms to delay or soften measures emanating from its review of the sector.McAteer told IPE: “If access to the European market is hit, it would have an impact on the financial sector, and firms would turn to cutting costs. One obvious way to do that is to lobby for deregulation.”This would be a “false economy”, he argued, as there was still a significant lack of consumer trust and confidence in the financial services sector, and deregulation would undermine any progress made. The FCA last year published a damning report into the asset management sector, describing competition as “weak”, criticising transparency and proposing new rules regarding value for money.It has invited responses to the interim report and will publish a follow-up later this year.In an article for his consumer-focused think-tank, the Financial Inclusion Centre, McAteer wrote last week: “Far-reaching interventions are needed to tackle the embedded conflicts of interests and structural flaws in the [asset management] sector.“But the asset managers will fight tooth and nail to prevent structural interventions, no doubt arguing that serious reform is not advisable given the potential impact of Brexit on the sector.“Consumer and civil society groups scored great successes in cleaning up the banking and insurance sectors…. They will now need to turn their attention to the asset management sector and maintain pressure on the regulator in 2017 if the necessary reform is to happen.”Prime minister Theresa May has vowed to give more details by the end of March of her government’s plans for negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union.However, much uncertainty remains regarding aspects such as access to the single market, seen as crucial to the financial services sector.Francois Barker, partner and head of pensions at Eversheds, said: “I can see asset managers saying Brexit gives another load of uncertainty, so now is not the time for more rules. I can see that is a plausible argument, but whether it would cut the ice with the FCA remains to be seen.”European rulesAt the same time as the UK will be negotiating Brexit, Europe-wide directives and regulations will be coming into force.The FCA is preparing to implement the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, while the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation – including requirements for pension funds to use central clearing houses for their derivatives trades – is due to be rolled out over the next two years.The fifth iteration of the UCITS rules for pooled funds is also scheduled for implementation over the next two years.Barker said the UK was unlikely to back out of any of these existing directives, as it will still be an EU member until exit negotiations are concluded.“I don’t think we can get rid of everything – politically, that’s very difficult,” he said. “If we do want to be in the club at all, we will have to have some form of [regulatory] equivalence.”However, if any new rules are to be proposed during the negotiation period, Barker said the government may “soft-pedal”, delaying input or implementation until the UK is out of the EU.last_img read more

Spotted: Madrid Maersk Giant Visits Felixstowe

first_imgImage Courtesy: Port of FelixstoweThe 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk, the largest container ship to call in North Europe so far, has made its maiden call at the UK’s Port of Felixstowe.Operated on the 2M NEU2 Asia to Europe service, the giant has arrived at the port with over 6,000 TEU for the UK loaded in China and Malaysia.“The Port of Felixstowe is firmly established as the port of first-choice in the UK for the largest mega ships. We were the first in the UK to handle this latest class of vessel and continue to offer the widest and most frequent range of services on the major Asia – Europe trade,” Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe and Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Europe, said.Built by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the Madrid Maersk is 399 metres long, has a beam of 58.6 metres and is the first of Maersk Line’s 2nd generation Triple-Es, known officially as the EEE Mark II.Delivery of the remaining ten Triple-E Mark II’s is expected to take place between now and the middle of 2018.The 2M service has called at Felixstowe since its inception in January 2015. In addition to its core members, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), capacity is also now offered on 2M sailings by Hamburg Süd and Hyundai Merchant Marine.last_img read more

Hardide-MFV Develop New HT/HP Subsea Valve Coating

first_imgHardide Coatings and Master Flo Valve (MFV) have developed a new solution to protect high temperature, high pressure (HT/HP) subsea choke valves.The valves are the first of their kind to feature the Hardide-T coating, which can be applied to choke valve stems so they can withstand temperatures up to 400°F and pressures of 20,000 psi.Canada-headquartered MFV found that alternative hard coatings previously applied to the stem assembly were not rated to sufficiently high temperatures. The challenge was to have a durable coating with a completely smooth finish to form a tight metal to metal seal.The two companies worked together to engineer a solution and develop a manufacturing process plan.Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide Coatings, said: “The subsea market is constantly evolving and we must react to the changes. Developments in coating technology for HT/HP applications were essential and we have worked with MFV to create the right solution for them. Its success has been demonstrated by qualification to all API requirements and deployment deepwater for a major oil and gas operator.“Hardide-T is one of our toughest coatings and has overcome a key challenge for MFV. It is used on two of their product lines and has the potential to expand into other subsea choke valve sizes and models with HT/HP requirements.”Hardide Coatings and MFV oversaw the manufacturing process and fine-tuned it to ensure specific surface finish and geometrical tolerance requirements were met.The coating has been applied to MFV’s P4-15K choke valve, which is rated from -20°F to 400°F and 15,000psi, and the P4-20K choke valve, which is rated to the same temperatures but a greater pressure of 20,000psi.They are typically installed on subsea production trees and are used for single/multi-phase production or water/chemical/gas injection. There is also an application for use on a capping stack, designed to be deployed in the event of a blow-out situation.last_img read more

Father’s presence cuts delinquency rates

first_imgHerald Sun 26 Nov 2011TEENAGE boys without a father figure are more likely to go off the rails and turn to crime. But the chance of girls becoming delinquents was not affected by the absence of a dad or a stepdad, a study has found. The presence of a father figure can have a “preventive effect” on young males engaging in risk-taking and deviant behaviour, according to the study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. While the father’s involvement in a son’s life was beneficial, it was the mere presence of a dad that affected delinquency rates. “The sense of security generated by the presence of a male role model has protective effects for a child, regardless of the degree of interaction between the child and father,” said Melbourne Institute director Deborah Cobb-Clark.The report, using American data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, said the difference in males and females was not surprising, as risk-taking varied according to gender. “Females may be less sensitive to the increasing trend towards non-marital childbearing, divorce and remarriage,” said the report, co-authored with Erdal Tekin from Georgia State University. read more

Awoniyi: Why Mainz lost against Hoffenhelm

first_imgMainz 05 forward Taiwo Awoniyi has disclosed that the entire team is disappointed with their recent poor form and is called for a quick response from everyone. Loading… Mainz remains winless in their last seven-game league matches and the team dropped to relegation zone following their 1-0 home defeat to Hoffenheim on Saturday. Awoniyi played the entire duration of the game, but it was Ihlas Bebou who made the difference by scoring the all-important winner for the visitors. The on-loan Liverpool forward however told reporters after the game that his side let themselves down once more after failing to convert any of the chances they created.Advertisementcenter_img “This is a huge disappointment for all of us,” Awoniyi said after the game. ” We should have decided the outcome of the game in the first half but we didn’t take our chances.” He said. read also:It’s no retreat, no surrender for Liverpool loanee Awoniyi Mainz 05 are currently 16th on the table, the team only won eight from 29 Bundesliga games this season. The Opel Arena landlords have gathered 28 points so far this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Wijnaldum to bring fighting spirit

first_img The 24-year-old Netherlands international midfielder has become Steve McClaren’s first signing as Newcastle boss for a fee understood to be in the region of 20 million euros, around £14.4million. Wijnaldum, who has signed a five-year deal at St James’ Park, is the third most expensive player in Newcastle history after Michael Owen and Alan Shearer and plans to show that his transfer from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven represents value for money. “I’m feeling great because when I came to the club everyone was really kind, beautiful people and I’m already feeling at home,” Wijnaldum told Press Association Sport. “I have a lot of confidence that I can make the fans happy and that’s what I want to do. “I think I can bring goals and passion also, as I work hard and always want to do my best. “Even if it looks like we’re not going to win I always try to find a solution to win games. I’m a fighter.” Everton were also keen on the former Feyenoord player who has won 19 caps for his country and impressed as the Netherlands finished third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But Wijnaldum said that his mind was made up as Newcastle expressed their interest in him at an early stage and he even admitted to picking up on the local lingo already. “Newcastle showed very early they were interested in me,” Wijnaldum said. “In the negotiations they showed good things and that’s why I chose them. Georginio Wijnaldum has promised Newcastle fans he is a “fighter” after completing his move to Tyneside. “I’ve spoken to someone who speaks a little bit of Geordie – but I must learn more!” Wijnaldum said McClaren had tried to sign him when he was the coach of Twente in the Dutch Eredivise between 2008 and 2010 and the former England manager feels the Dutchman’s versatility will suit Newcastle down to the ground. “It’s difficult coming to the Premier League from any other league, you have to get used to the tempo and the physicality,” McClaren said. “But Georginio has got physique, he’s played football at the highest level and he’s played in the Champions League so he should adapt quickly. “When I first came across him at Feyenoord he was a number 10 who scored goals. At PSV he’s moved further back to a six but he’s a box-to-box player. “He’s got the capacity for that. He can play in all positions and he can create and score, so I think Georginio will add quality to the squad and is the perfect midfield player for us.” Newcastle head out to the United States on Sunday for fixtures against Club Atlas, Sacramento Republic and the Portland Timbers and McClaren hopes Wijnaldum is the first of a series of signings as he seeks to bolster a squad which struggled to retain its Barclays Premier League status last season. Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a serious target with efforts to land QPR’s Charlie Austin having so far come to nothing, while Wolfsburg frontman Bas Dost has also been in their sights for some time. “We like to think there will be more signings,” McClaren said. “We can’t say when but getting the first one through the door is always the best. “We’ve done it this time and we’re working behind the scenes now in anticipation that more will come through the door.” Press Associationlast_img read more

APC Chieftain Urges Sanwo-Olu to Appoint Seasoned Sports Administrator

first_img“We all know serious sports administrators; we don’t need to put politics in everything; the rest is left for the governor to make the right decision that will move Lagos State forward in sports,” he said.Salvador said that Gov. Sanwo-Olu needed to appoint those that would move the state forward in sports by reporting directly to him and updating him on current happenings in the sporting world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Babajide-Sanwo-olu A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Moshood Salvador, has called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to appoint ‘seasoned and tested’ sports administrators to move forward sporting activities in the state.Salvador made the call during his courtesy visit to the Lagos Office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.He said that for Lagos State to excel in the sports sector, notable sports administrators should be placed in charge.“Sport is a serious matter unfortunately, many people are not taking it serious but we need to take sports serious in Lagos State meaning the sector should be given to best hands.last_img read more

Rowan states his case

first_imgOver the course of his career at the University of Wisconsin, running back Dywon Rowan has garnered the dubious distinction of being a very good practice player. That label pretty much goes hand-in-hand with his being little-used in games. Rowan took the first step toward changing that reputation Saturday, as he was the star of the show in the UW spring football game. “He was a guy who even a year ago at this time had begun to show some signs,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. Before this spring, Rowan, a transfer walk-on from Madison Area Technical College, was probably best known for his seven kick returns last season, as he was the beneficiary of teams refusing to kick to All-American return-man Brandon Williams. Rowan also managed to pick up 34 yards on 13 carries last season and even found paydirt against Temple, busting through from two yards out. When the spring season began and the question of who would replace tailback Brian Calhoun in the fall became the hot topic, many names were discussed, including P.J. Hill, Jerry Butler, Jamil Walker and Dion Foster, along with incoming freshman Lance Smith. Nowhere to be found in the chatter, however, was Rowan. “I’ve just been waiting for a chance,” Rowan said. “I hope that today I proved that I should get a shot at starting.”That he certainly did. Rowan averaged more than 10 yards a touch on the day, picking up 50 yards on the ground on six carries and 46 yards receiving on three receptions.”It’s a confidence booster,” a beaming Rowan said of his performance. “I think there are some things I could’ve done better, but we’re not going to talk about them.”The spring game capped off an outstanding spring session for Rowan, who along with cornerback Shane Carter and wide receiver Paul Hubbard, is in the mix as the player who had the most impressive spring. Not only was Rowan able to show big play capability, but he also showed consistency, something he said he has focused on intently.”Coach always stresses being consistent,” Rowan said. “I just tried to come in every day and be that.”Rowan might have made himself the front-runner for the starting tailback position on Saturday. At the least, he ensured that he would no longer be left out of the conversation when the competition resumes in the fall.”I don’t see why people underestimate him,” said Rowan’s lead blocker Chris Pressley. “He’s one of the best overall backs that we have. His vision is the best, I think. He has power, he has size, he has pretty good speed. I don’t think he is going to continue to be underestimated for that long. He’s going to change that around.”At 5-foot-9 and 243 pounds, Rowan more resembles a wrecking ball than a running back. He showed a surprising evasive quality while also displaying the sheer power to leave potential tacklers in his wake. “He’s been real good for us,” Stocco said. “He’s kind of a power guy, but has definitely showed some versatility.”Rowan also showcased a killer stiff-arm — just ask cornerback Allen Langford, who is still probably coughing up rubber chips from Camp Randall’s artificial turf after getting caught up in Rowan’s self-proclaimed “danger zone” and receiving a ferocious stiff-arm. “Personally, I think he’s a great running back,” Pressley said. “He shows it all.”Showing a diverse skill set is something that Rowan has made a priority, believing that it could be the little things that help get him the position of starting running back.”Catching the ball, blocking, knowing your assignments … that all helps you separate yourself so that you can put yourself in position to get that starting spot,” Rowan said. While Rowan made his case Saturday, Bielema reiterated that the spot will remain wide open when fall practices resume, adding he is excited to see what the full talents of “Mr. Smith” will be when he arrives on campus. “I honestly believe in competition,” Bielema said. “We’ll see how it plays out.”last_img read more

Amuneke Optimistic of F’Eagles’ Chances against Burundi

first_img“They (players) know what is expected of them and collectively as a team, we are looking forward to the match with optimism.“Individually and collectively, we are doing everything in order to be on the same page and when we get to Burundi, we are going to give a very good account of ourselves as a team.”He is aware of Nigeria’s status as defending champions plus a record seven titles, saying he has set both short and long term goals for the Flying Eagles.“I’m not under any pressure but our business now is qualification for the Under-20 AFCON in Zambia,” he continued.“I’m not going to discuss what I know about Burundi here but what I know is that we are going to face a formidable team; and I’m confident we would be ready to play them in their home and when they come here for the return match.“Though there are factors like high altitude as well as the timing of the match to deal with, we are preparing our players psychologically to be ready for these challenges,” he concluded.Meanwhile, Amuneke has cast his lot with his FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, with about 15 of them making the list of 18 players of the U-20 squad.Kelechi Nwakali, named the Player of the Tournament at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Chile, where Nigeria scooped a fifth title, is joined by tournament best scorer Victor Osimhen and Bronze Boot winner Samuel Chukwueze.There are also goalkeeper Akpan Udoh, defenders Ejike Ikwu, John Lazarus and Udochukwu Anumudu, midfielders Orji Okonkwo and Kingsley Michael and forwards Chukwudi Agor and Chinedu Madueke.Nigeria and Burundi clash in a second round, first leg qualifying tie at the Prince Louis Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday, starting from 3pm Burundi time (1pm Nigeria time). The winner of this fixture will confront Sudan in the final qualifying round.THE SQUAD: Kelechi Nwakali, Akpan Udoh, Chukwudi Agor, Ejike Ikwu, Anas Mohammed, Chinedu Madueke, Tobechukwu Ibe, Gavi Thompson, Samuel Chukwueze, Kehinde Ayinde, Orji Okonkwo, Victor Osimhen, Halilu Zakari, Udochukwu Anumudu, Kingsley Michael, Douglas Uzama, Chiaha Chisom, John LazarusShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Picks Nwakali, Osimhen, 16 others for Battle of BujumburaFemi SolajaAhead of Saturday’s AFCON Under -20 qualifying match against the Young Swallows of Burundi, Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke is confident of his side chances of qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations U-20 championship billed for Zambia.The Flying Eagles face Burundi in the first leg, second qualifying round. And the former Nigeria international believes his youngsters would be ready for the arduous task that awaits them in Bujumbura.“We are preparing, and have been working pretty hard for the match against Burundi,” Amuneke noted ahead of the team’s departure today via Ethiopian Airline.last_img read more

Rivers Angels, Bayelsa Queens ignite rivalry in AITEO Cup semis

first_imgWhen the AITEO Cup resumes on Saturday for the semi-finals, the Nembe City stadium would be the centre of attraction in the women’s category as Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens go head to head for the third time this year.Last year, the South South rivals clashed in the final of the cup competition at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos and it was the Jewel of Rivers who emerged victorious on penalties after a keenly contested regular time encounter.While Rivers Angels are looking to defend their title, Bayelsa Queens have their eyes on a third AITEO Cup final appearance and can even begin to smell the trophy if they can successfully delete their nemesis from the competition.During the regular season of the Nigeria Women Premier League, both sides met twice and each enjoyed 2-1 home victories, so it will not be so much of a surprise if this AITEO Cup tie is decided by penalties. Not forgetting that they overcame their quarter-final opponents via penalties as well. However, the battle is expected to be fierce over two legs as both sides are well equipped going forward; with the likes of Tessy Biahwo and Aminat Yakubu for Bayelsa Queens, then Amarachi Ojinma and Patience Kalu for Rivers Angels.After the first leg takes centre stage in Nembe on Saturday, the return leg will be decided at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Wednesday 4 October.Abia Angels kicked outAfter reaching the semi-finals of the oldest football competition in the country for the first time ever, Abia Angels were on Thursday thrown out for fielding an ineligible player in their quarter-final encounter against Confluence Queens.According to the Head of AITEO Cup competition, Emmanuel Adesanya, the decision was made after a careful consideration of a protest lodged by Confluence Queens. The player in question was not disclosed. Meanwhile Abia Angels are aggrieved that they were not given the opportunity to defend themselves as they intend to protest the decision.The decision however means Confluence Queens will now be the ones to play Ibom Angels in the other semi-final on Saturday in Uyo, before hosting them in Lokoja next week. Both sides will be meeting for the first time this year.It is just unfortunate how things have turned out for Abia Angels who in the last eight beat Confluence Queens 1-0 at home in Umuahia, before coming from two goals down to shock the Lokoja based side in the return leg.Relatedlast_img read more

Clippers’ Lou Williams draws NBA’s interest for activities outside the bubble

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The NBA reportedly requires players who return from an excused absences to quarantine for at least four days.For his part, Williams has returned to the bubble, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Saturday.The high-scoring reserve – who led the team with 22 points in their opening scrimmage victory Wednesday – had permission to leave to attend to a personal matter, a league source said Friday.The 33-year-old guard posted to his own Instagram Friday, sharing a photo of Paul G. Williams, who died July 16, and whose funeral was Friday morning in Atlanta.Lou Williams captioned the image: “Glad I had an opportunity to say goodbye OG.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Williams was interviewed by NBA security about his whereabouts while he was away from campus, and he said he went to the Magic City gentleman’s club for a short time Thursday night.In line with NBA protocol, Williams was tested for coronavirus each day he was away from campus, per ESPN.The Clippers entered Saturday’s game against the Wizards without Williams, Beverley, Harrell and Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet – the latter two of whom posted on Instagram on Saturday.Zubac shared a photo of what he wrote was Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, where the Clippers are staying, and Shamet posted a photo of himself, inside a small plane, wearing a Clippers hoodie seemingly en route.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Despite those players’ apparent arrival, recent or pending, Rivers wasn’t optimistic about the Clippers’ chances of fielding a full team for the restart game against the Lakers on Thursday.“Honestly, my guess is I would doubt it,” he said. “But I have no idea.”CLIPPERS RALLY IN SCRIMMAGELed by their reserves, the shorthanded Clippers enjoyed a spirited rally for a 105-100 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday, despite trailing by 12 points with 4:19 to go in third quarter of their second scrimmage in the bubble.Doc Rivers’ squad was able to overcome the absence of five contributors as well as tepid performances from stars Kawhi Leonard, who went 3 for 16 from the field and 0 for 8 from 3-point range for just 6 points, and Paul George, who put up 11 points in 24 minutes.Patrick Patterson and his backup cohorts came to the rescue: The veteran forward led the Clippers with 16 points, JaMychal Green added nine points and 10 rebounds, and Terance Mann, Amir Coffey and Rodney McGruder all scored 13 apiece. Marcus Morris Sr. also scored 13 in 25 minutes of action.“They played great, they played hard,” Rivers said of his reserves. “It’s funny, they’ve done that in our scrimmages in practices as well. Like, whatever lack of skill or talent they have, they make up for with their effort, their execution, so very happy for those guys. I liked how they played.” Rivers spoke Friday of the challenges with keeping teams together within a bubble environment when life continues outside of it. Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley also recently left the team to tend to pressing personal issues.“I think what the league has learned that teams have already known, it’s more than basketball that comes up,” Rivers said. “Guys have life going on. Whether it be a family problem, a kid problem, a wife problem, anything, there’s issues that come in these guys’ life. We give guys days off all the time because of it. No one really notices it. Now when you’re in the bubble and you leave, it really targets it. I think in a good way in this, the public actually sees that the NBA players actually are human and they do have regular life issues going on.”On Saturday, when Rivers was asked before his team’s scrimmage about Williams’ activities while he was away, and the social media posts documenting it, the 21st-year coach was forthright with his response.“Well, I can’t share much of the journey because I wasn’t on the journey with him,” Rivers said with a chuckle, adding, “obviously those got out and that’s something that we obviously didn’t enjoy seeing or like.” The NBA has started an investigation after rapper Jack Harlow posted and removed a photo on Instagram of him and Clippers guard Lou Williams apparently fraternizing Thursday night with the caption “A location U would never guess,” according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.Williams was outside of the NBA bubble on an excused absence when the picture was posted.According to ESPN, the picture was taken at an Atlanta gentleman’s club Thursday night, although Harlow tweeted Friday: “That was an old pic of me and Lou. I was just reminiscing cuz I miss him.”The NBA doesn’t have a specific process to publicly announce who’s violated quarantine rules, but players who’ve been flagged for breaching the NBA’s closed campus without permission reportedly face a new 10-day mandatory quarantine, as did the Kings’ Richaun Holmes, who went outside the bubble without permission to pick up a food delivery. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more

United Way Holding Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ Drive for School Supplies

first_img“Working directly with local schools, we have been able to identify those items needed most by our area children,” says Timothy Hearne, president and CEO of United Way of Monmouth County. “Providing educational supplies helps support a child’s ability to learn while removing some of the financial burden from parents, many of whom are struggling. Many of these children have been further impacted by the effects of Super Storm Sandy, so these donations are needed now more than ever.”In addition to offering an opportunity to donate school supplies, each site offers volunteers a way to give their time to the drive. Volunteers are needed at each of the community events, and also to help sort donations throughout the month of August.Interested volunteers should register by contacting United Way of Monmouth County at 732-938-5988, ext. 2042.More than 20 United Way corporate partners also will be collecting donations for the 2013 Stuff the Bus drive.Area groups and local businesses are welcome to hold their own school supply collections, which will become part of the Stuff the Bus drive.For more information on participating, please contact Kaarina Romero at • Aug. 3 at Target of Middletown• Aug. 9 at Walmart of Freehold• Aug. 10 at Target of Manalapan• Aug. 16 at Target of Howell• Aug. 17 at Target of Ocean United Way of Monmouth County’s annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive will be held at five locations during the month of August to meet the growing demand for school supplies in the community.The drive is designed to help ensure that all children in Monmouth County begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed.Stuff the Bus events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following stores, where shoppers are invited to purchase and donate new school supplies on site:last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — OK Tire B Division Winners

first_imgThey may have started slow out of the blocks, but OK Tire made a run to the B Division title at the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds on the Nelson Waterfront.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the great run by OK Tire with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Brittany Deuling, Tom Trubetskoff, Arlene Anderson, Maurice Penner, Lee Bontje, Ken Anderson, Andy Leathwood, Joseph Germaine, Edi St Arnaud, Stacey Miller and Holly Kerr.last_img read more


first_img$112,150 McKINZIE’S HALF-SISTER DEBUTS IN THE FIFTH RACE TODAY 7 3 BALTAS HOPES THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM WITH LADY NINJALady Ninja, who posted a pulsating nose victory over favored Selcourt in the LA Woman Stakes last Saturday, is bound for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Nov. 2, trainer Richard Baltas confirmed Saturday morning.Baltas claimed the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare for $32,000 on Sept. 1, 2018, but this would not be his first former claimer to run in a Breeders’ Cup race, having done so previously with Freedom Crest (2001 Classic) and Big Macher (2015 Sprint).Freedom Crest was claimed out of his third start and would earn $648,850 in his career, the vast majority for Baltas and owners Calvin Nguyen and Joey Tran. Claimed from his first start on July 17, 2013 in which he finished seventh, Big Macher earned $744,288 all under the aegis of Baltas for owners Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables.“She came out of her race good,” Baltas said of Lady Ninja. “She’s the third horse that I’ve claimed that has gone on to the Breeders’ Cup. She’ll be a longshot and it looks like a tough race, but she’s on her home track where she’s won five races.”Among Freedom Crest’s seven victories after the claim was the Grade II Goodwood Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Santa Anita in 2001, while Big Macher won eight races, including the Grade I Bing Crosby in 2014.McKINZIE’S HALF-SISTER DEBUTS TODAYMap Maker, a half-sister to multiple Grade I winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite McKinzie, makes her debut in today’s fifth race, which drew a salty field of 10 two-year-old fillies, eight of which will be making their debut.“I think she might take (need) a race or two,” Baffert said of the gray daughter of Liam’s Map-Runway Model owned and bred by Summer Wind Equine. “I haven’t been really hard on her,” he said, adding that McKinzie is “doing great” for the $6 million Classic on Nov. 2.GLENDORA GIRL SCOUTS PRESENT $3,300 TO BENEFIT CARMAWith horse safety and welfare of paramount concern, Glendora Girl Scout Troop 1834 will present the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) with a check totaling $3,300 in a Winner’s Circle ceremony on today at Santa Anita.“Our girls have been out in the community and they have raised $300 for this incredible cause,” said Becky Hazelton, on behalf of Troop 1834. “Our girls are extremely proud to be able to help CARMA find homes for the many retired Thoroughbreds that they adopt out and we also want to thank all of those individual contributors, as well as Santa Anita, for contributing an additional $3,000 in order to make this happen.”CARMA, which is based at Santa Anita Park, assists in retraining and placing retired Thoroughbreds with other after-care organizations as well as families and individuals, who are seeking to adopt these horses for pleasure riding and in some cases, competitive hunter-jumper competition.Santa Anita, which proudly serves as CARMA’s leading funding mechanism, provides office space on-track and encourages fans and horsemen to assist in their efforts to rehabilitate and re-home hundreds of horses annually.For additional information on CARMA, visit or LINES: Higher Power, Ollie’s Candy and Catalina Cruiser, three of trainer John Sadler‘s major players in the Breeders’ Cup races on Nov. 2, each worked Saturday morning. Higher Power (Classic) went four furlongs in 47.20; Ollie’s Candy (Distaff) went the same distance in the identical time; and Catalina Cruiser (Dirt Mile) breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.80, fastest of just five drills at the distance. In all, there were 146 recorded workouts on a beautiful Saturday morning at Santa Anita, including 16 on the training track. First post time for the first live race at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, day one of the Breeders’ Cup, is scheduled for 10:45 a.m., with the first Breeders’ Cup race set for 1:12 p.m. First live race on Nov. 2 is 10:07 a.m., with the first Breeders’ Cup event set for 11:55 a.m. All post times are Pacific Time. The five two-year-old races will be contested on Nov. 1. The nine Breeders’ Cup races on Nov. 2 will be capped by the Classic at a mile and a quarter at 5:44 p.m. . . . Today’s second race at Fresno is the Cheryl White Memorial, named for the late woman who became the first black female jockey on June 15, 1971. She died Sept. 20 at the age of 65. Services will be held Oct. 18 at Thistledown in her native Ohio. One of racing’s pioneers, she also served as a racing official at California tracks, received several awards for her riding career, and on July 29, 1971, her picture appeared on the cover of “Jet” Magazine, sharing that accolade with such  luminaries as Angela Davis, Muhammad Ali, Sammy Davis Jr. and John Conyers. White said the last winner she rode (of some 750) “was Montfort (at Fresno on Oct. 19, 1983), a 10-year-old making his 100th start.”. . . . Santa Anita offers Dollar Day and holiday racing this Monday, Columbus Day, with first post time 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. Fans can gorge on hot dogs for $2 apiece, and beer and soda for just a buck each. 11 $207,959 Flavien Prat32 $233,848 57% BALTAS TRIES BREEDERS’ CUP WITH ANOTHER CLAIM 6 Richard Mandella16 6 2 2 Jorge Velez40 12 4 16% Richard Baltas30 3 3 7 Philip D’Amato25 7 $107,204 25% 30% 48% 6 7 56% $579,882 $499,927 Hector Palma12 Money Won ITM% 2 1 Abel Cedillo51 $122,092 5 56% 3 33% 16% Geovanni Franco28 2 $509,213 3 $177,502 0 40% GIRL SCOUTS  PRESENT A $3,300 CHECK TODAY TO CARMA 19% 0 26% Jeff Mullins20 55% 10% 18% 46% (Current Through Friday, Oct. 11) 0 17% 3 2 3 52% $44,992 10% 27% 40% 5 11% 3 $157,420 Mario Gutierrez18 9% 4 26% Doug O’Neill37 3 41% 17% 47% Win% 7 3 44% $213,788 3rd 16% 33% 6 13% 3rd SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 3 10% 41% 44% Bob Baffert15 3 53% $513,836 4 2 $33,832 Craig Anthony Lewis11 22% $105,994 1st 8 2nd 1 5 31% Simon Callaghan11 3 6 3 4 $334,362 $695,577 $182,938 27% Mark Glatt19 27% $615,740 $323,192 2 42% 2 1 2 $137,255 2 TrainerSts 15% 72% 0 Evin Roman23 2 3 4 1st John Sadler29 Rafael Bejarano31 0 Martin Garcia22 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 12th, 2019XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 13th, 2019FEATURES:A Candid Conversation With Jockey Flavien Prat: Part 1 of 2A Candid Conversation With Jockey Flavien Prat: Part 2 of 2A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 1A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 2WORK OUTS:Catalina Cruiser (Sadler) 10/12/19Higher Power (Sadler) 10/12/19Ollie’s Candy (Sadler) 10/12/19American Theorem (Outside) and Knifes Edge (Papaprodromou) 10/11/19Bellafina (Callaghan) 10/11/19Seeking the Soul (Stewart) 10/11/19Draft Pick (Outside) and Storm the Court (Eurton) 10/11/19Roadster (Outside) and Leading Score (Baffert) 10/10/19McKinzie (Baffert) 10/10/19S Y Sky (Outside) and Violette Szabo (D’Amato) 10/06/19Gypsy Blu (Glatt) 10/05/19 Tyler Baze12 $250,567 28% ITM% 3 2 5 6 3 45% 1 2 8 1 15% $215,853 25% J.C. Diaz, Jr.24 Mike Smith19 35% 4 JockeyMts 0 Money Won 13% 5 4 $464,788 Win% 2 1 Drayden Van Dyke32 7 1 $125,798 53% 11% 3 2 56% 5 $223,046 10% 4 60% 22% Ruben Fuentes32 $133,396 1 6 2nd Vann Belvoir9 3 2 SADLER THREESOME DRILL FOR THE BREEDERS’ CUP 7 Tiago Pereira27 Peter Miller19last_img read more

Shifting of dates does not augur well

first_imgDear Editor,First, the list could not be completed following H2H registration before November 2019, then at CCJ, we learnt December 2019 was touted, now suddenly, H2H Registration can be completed in three months, October 2019, or shorter.The shifting of dates does not augur well for the image of the electoral body.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img