Past the finishing postRace 1 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO (NW2)/IMP3YO & UP (MDN)-REST. ALL. II1. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 54.0*2. KING D WHenry 50.5 8-1/2L3. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 1-1/44. SUPER COP JInnis3 47.5 NeckWIN: $82.00Final Time: 0:59.0 Splits: 22.3, 46.0Winner: 3yo b filly COWTOWN CAT CHOOBLOOTrainer: PETER MCMASTER Owner: MISS SUCKIEBred by BRENT FEMUNG & CRYSTAL FEMUNGQu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00Trifecta: $118.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. SONADOR EXPRESS RHalledeen 53.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 2L3. I’MNOTFINE HPottinger3 51.5 5/1 Neck4. BRAVE HEART OEdwards3 52.0 1/2LLate scratch : #2 DEMOLITION BOYWIN: $79.00PLACE: $55.00, $56.00, $81.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits: 23.3, 47.0,,Winner: 4yo b filly OMMADON FIREONTHEOCEANTrainer: CLIFFORD ATKINSON (JR) Owner: CLIFFORD ATKINSON (JR)Bred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $135.00 Exacta: $211.00D/E: $108.00 (4-2) $87.00Superfecta: $623.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM ($180,0)/NB6YO & UP (NW3)1. MANDEYA AChatrie 56.0 174.002. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 57.0 1L3. FABULOUSCONNECTION DDawkins3 55.0 1-1/2L*4. EL CLIENTE SEllis 57.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #1 PERFECT GOLDWIN: $174.00Final Time: 1:15.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.1Winner: 5yo ch colt HOMING INSTINCT PASSIONTrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner: GARTH SAMUELSBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.Qu: $335.00 Exacta: $473.00D/E: $371.00Trifecta: $316.00Rolling Triple: $822.00Race 4 1700 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO & UP CLM ($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE JAN. 14*1. BLESSEDNESS BebHarvey3 54.02. POWERFUL RED AntThomas4 50.0 Neck3. EXPRESS TRUCK JPatterson3 49.0 3L4. CAUSE FOR CONCERN DDawkins3 52.0 4-1/2LWIN: $76.00PLACE: $63.00, $120.00, $66.00Final Time: 1:50.0 Splits: 24.4, 48.4, 1:14.3, 1:42.0Winner: 4yo ch colt BRIDLED QUEST WILD WILD WESTTrainer: LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE Owner: RANDALL SHAWBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $967.00 Exacta: $1,001.00D/E: $339.00Superfecta: $1,938.00Rolling Triple: $613.00Race 5 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV (NW3)1. TARANTINO JInnis3 51.02. LAZZA LMiller 54.0 Neck3. COLORS OF WAR RMcNaughton 52.0 Neck4. MERLIN WHenry 51.0 5-1/2Late scratch : #6 STIR IT UPWIN: $259.00Final Time: 1:43.2 Splits: 24.1, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner: 4yo b colt FILM DIRECTOR SEEMELATERTrainer: WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner: PAUL LUMSDENBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $1,394.00 Ex: $3,276.00D/E: $731.00Trifecta: $3,627.00Rolling Triple: $1,474.00Race 6 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #3 DUSSELDORF HPottinger3 51.5 7/2 247.00 83.002. #10 WONDER GIRL DDawkins3 49.0 5/2 4 83.00*3. #12 BAY COMMANDER DGordon 54.0 *9/5 3 84.004. #5 RED PARROT OWalker 54.0 3/1 3 1/45. #2 RAJPUT RAJA LSteadman2 53.5 52/1 Neck6. #1 GUAVA GROUND SEllis 54.0 15/1 6Late scratch : #4 SURE STEP, #6 BIG PAULWIN: $247.00PLACE: $83.00, $83.00, $84.00Final Time: 1:58.4 Splits: 27.2, 53.3, 1:18.0, 1:44.1Winner: 3yo ch colt RISING MOON LADY GEETADEOTrainer: EDWARD WALKER Owner: BARRINGTON BERNARDBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $611.00 Ex: $1,327.00D/E: $1,406.00 (5-4) $466.00Trifecta: $1,025.00Hit-6: $18,988.50Rolling Triple: $2,567.00Pick-4: $10,116.00Super-6: $12,298.40Race 7 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM ($250,0-$210,0) NB5YO (NW2) & 6YO & UP (NW4)*1. MINNIFFIA JJackson 52.02. CHEERS RHalledeen 54.0 1/2L3. GRAN CORAZON JPatterson3 52.0 5/1 2L4. STORMONTHESEA AndrePowell4 54.0 2L5. ONEFINEAFTERNOON MWard4 52.0 NeckWIN: $152.00PLACE: $73.00, $107.00, $118.00Final Time: 1:36.0 Splits: 24.1, 47.2, 1:13.0,Winner: 6yo mare EMMANUEL HOLE IN THE HEARTTrainer: PHILLIP LEE Owner: WIN GLENBred by DENNIS WILLIAMSQu: $667.00 Exacta: $1,379.00D/E: $971.00Trifecta: $2,520.00Hi-5: $52,536.50Rolling Triple: $7,484.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (NW2)*1. SIR LEYLAND HALL BebHarvey3 53.02. GANJA MAN JErwin 53.0 5L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 51.5 1-1/2L4. BIG BUCK JInnis3 55.0 Neck5. KING WITHIN DDawkins3 49.0 1-1/4LWIN: $99.00PLACE: $70.00, $132.00, $99.00Final Time: 1:00.1 Splits: 22.3, 46.0Winner: 4yo b colt FEARLESS VISION CHIKINEYTrainer: PAUL HYLTON Owner: BALLYDOYLEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $826.00 Exacta: $928.00D/E: $466.00Trifecta: $1,297.00Hi-5: $24,869.50Rolling Triple: $2,311.00G.A. “SARGE” BUCKNOR MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. BUZZ NIGHTMARE ISpence 56.0*2. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 56.0 5L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 51.0 1-3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1-1/4L5. ALL CORRECT LSteadman2 56.0 Sh. HeadWIN: $135.00PLACE: $70.00, $61.00, $102.00Final Time: 0:57.1 Splits: 22.2, 44.1Winner: 4yo colt INTO MISCHIEF QUEEN OF BATTLETrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner: 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #6 SILVER CLOUD CAME 4TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH;HORSE #8 LADY SHANKARI CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 7TH.Qu: $103.00 Exacta: $231.00D/E: $301.00Trifecta: $463.00Hi-5: $4,587.50Rolling Triple: $1,216.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. PRINCESS EMANUELLE RWilson 54.02. THAT’S THE MAN HPottinger3 52.0 3 1/4L3. LEEKOUT DBeharie 56.0 6-1/2L4. COPPERFIELD LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L5. DANCEHALL SWEET EStone 53.5 1-1/4LLate scratch: #1 WAR ADVOCATE, #7 MA. GRANDE, #11 TOP EAGLEWIN: $102.00PLACE: $60.00, $58.00, $63.00Final Time: 0:59.0 Splits: 22.3, 45.4Winner: 3yo ch filly TRADITIONAL EXPLOSIVE PEAKTrainer: PETER MCMASTER Owner: MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $128.00 Ex: $214.00D/E: $255.00 (9-7) $172.00Trifecta: $215.00Hi-5: $4,417.50Rolling Triple: $806.00Pick-4: $2,972.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $19,887.00 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $204,316.50 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $5,340.00 (8 OF 8)
The Red Stripe Premier League’s top goalscorer 19-year-old Shamar Nicholson of Boys’ Town and 2016 schoolboy sensation, Jourdaine Fletcher of Cornwall College and Montego Bay United, head the list of nine local-based players included in the Reggae Boyz final squad to face the United States on Friday February 3 in Chattagoona, Tennessee.The full delegation will depart the island on Tuesday morning for the game which will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Jamaica time.The young Nicholson, who is in his third season in local top-flight football, currently leads the scoring chart with 10 strikes from 18 matches, while Fletcher scored an impressive 34 goals in leading Cornwall College to their first daCosta Cup title in 15 years and to the lucrative FLOW Cup final, where they lost to Wolmer’s.Both are receiving their first international senior cap.The last time both teams met in a friendly match was on April 11, 2006 when the game ended 1-1.Bruce Arena, who has returned to coach the Americans, was also the man in charge during that last friendly contest.The USA are preparing for their 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches against Honduras and Panama, while the Jamaicans will be using the clash to fine-tune ahead of their Caribbean Cup title defense and the upcoming Gold Cup.MOBAY UNITED PLAYERSMeanwhile, Montego Bay United accounted for the majority of the local-based contingent with five players in the squad. These include Fletcher, Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert, Dwayne Ambursley and Ladale Ritchie.The other local-based players are Micheal Binns and Ewan Grandison of Portmore United and Rosario Harriot of Harbour View.The squad is completed by 11 US-based players – Romario Williams, Cory Burke, Omar Holness, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kemar Lawrence, Sergio Campbell, Damion Lowe, Oneil Fisher, Andre Blake (GK), Ryan Thompson (GK) and Alvas Powell.
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Soriano, though, declined to take credit for beach volleyball’s boom in the Philippines, saying that the sport already had a foothold in the past.“I just want to stress that beach volleyball has been here for decades,” said Soriano. “There was a break when it comes to the program so we just reintroduced the sport to the public and this is a humbling experience that the local government units we’ve worked with fully embraced.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP, UST face off for UAAP men’s football crown Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Beach Volleyball Republic founder Charo Soriano.It was in June of 2015 when Charo Soriano and her friends looked at the sands as not just an alternative for indoor volleyball, and in less than three years, they have helped thrust Philippine beach volleyball into the world stage.The Philippines is set to host the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open—a one star FIVB beach volleyball event—which would put the spotlight on the country’s sand courts and volleyball talent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES MOST READ It was Beach Volleyball Republic, which is now the country’s premier beach volleyball league, that helped the sport take its act to the higher level.But Soriano doesn’t see this as the crowning achievement but instead just the beginning of something bigger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This will be the start of something for everybody,” said Soriano Thursday at Coconut Club in Bonifacio Global City during the press conference for the World Tour. “We’ll work hard to make this event a sustainable program for everybody.”BVR, which was also co-founded by Tan, Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, Dzi Gervacio, and Alexa Micek, started as a summer league that went around different coastal provinces in the Philippines. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “He’s extremely quick, clever and very dangerous. He will create problems for us,” said Eriksson.“They (China) are a big team [in Asia], but we also have great players and we will try to win the game,” said Patiño, who started ahead of Phil Younghusband in the 1-0 defeat to South Korea on Monday night in Dubai. “I want to do my best always for the Philippines, but it’s special because it’s the first time that I’m playing against China and because I was playing there for three years.”Patiño vividly remembers the time when he received a hero’s welcome in Henan in March 2016 after the Azkals beat North Korea, 3-2, in Manila in World Cup Qualifying.That result helped China reach the next phase of World Cup Qualifying as one of the four best second placers from the eight groups. It also clinched Chinese’s berth in the AFC Asian Cup here.“A lot of people in China treat me like a hero, but I will try to score a goal and win the game,” said the Filipino-Spanish striker, who now plays for Buriram United in Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES The 70-year-old Eriksson spent four years coaching three clubs in China until 2017, while Patiño played three seasons for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League.The duo’s knowledge of the opposition will be key as the Azkals go up against a team that beat them, 8-1, in a friendly two years ago in Guangzhou.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I know the team very well,” said Eriksson. “Some of the players especially those who play for [Guangzhou] Evergrande and some of the players I coached in Shanghai [SIPG].Eriksson points to striker Wu Lei as China’s main attacking threat. Wu, who has 13 goals in 60 appearances for the national side, was the Chinese Super League’s top scorer last season with 27 goals from 30 matches as he led Shanghai SIPG to the title. “We need to win the game and we will try to attack more, if we need to,” said Patiño.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Top teams NU, Ateneo collide ABU DHABI—The Philippines needs all the knowledge it can get from within its team to overcome the odds in the AFC Asian Cup here.That’s why the presence of Swedish coach Sven-Goran Eriksson and striker Javier Patiño has become more important than ever as the Azkals again go for an upset, this time against powerhouse China on Friday night at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
Extradition caseAttorneys for Troy Anthony Thomas, the man who is wanted in the United States for murder, are seeking to have the High Court hear the extrication petition that is currently being pursued at the Magistrate’s Court level.Nigel Hughes and Bernard Da Silva, who are representing Thomas, on Friday filed a motion in the High Court to stop proceedings in the extradition matter at the Magistrate’s Court and have it transferred to the High Court.According the defence attorneys, the Magistrate’s Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the case, which is filed under the Fugitive Offenders Act.These actions came after the matter was called before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus last month.Attorney DaSilva during his preliminary submission, told the court his client was being deprived of his liberty for the purpose of extradition to the USA, contrary to the prohibitive provision of the Fugitive Offenders Act 1998.DaSilva further added that Thomas’ detention was unlawful and unconstitutional, since the 1993 Extradition Treaty made between the UK and USA, to which Guyana succeeded on its attainment of independence in 1966, contains no provision of the Fugitive Offenders Act 1998.He added that the treaty must contain: (a) provision for securing a fugitive offender, (b) once extradited to the requesting state, in this case the USA, will not be extradited to a third country without the consent of the Minister of the requested state.Additionally, representative of the Government of the United States of America, Stacy Gooding, has requested time from the court to produce statement bundles.The issue of judication of the court will be heard in the High Court on April 13 before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow.Thomas was arrested after an intelligence-led operation by ranks of the Guyana Police Force, which commenced on January 31, 2018, after an arrest warrant was issued by US law enforcement for him.Thomas was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the 2011 murder of 20-year-old Keith Frank during an altercation outside a South Richmond Hill party.It was then disclosed by US law enforcement agents that Thomas had fled the country to Canada within hours of his alleged crime.Shortly after, the man reportedly travelled to Guyana before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol.
A 40-year-old man was on Thursday placed on bail in the sum of $5000 after appearing before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty on a simple larceny charge.Corwin McPherson pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on April 10, 2019 at North East La Penitence, Georgetown, he stole one cartoon of cigarettes and a bottle of rum from Matthew Bristol.The unrepresented man told that court that he was willing to pay the VC for the items, and apologised for his action.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the court that on the day in question, the defendant went to the VC’s stand, and upon realising that no one was there, collected the items and fled the scene. The matter was reported at the station, and after an investigation, the defendant was arrested and charged.The prosecutor did not object to the defendant being placed on bail. Blackman will make his next court appearance on May 8.
A private medical school administrator, on Tuesday, held two students hostage in a locked building after Police turned up to arrest her for allegedly ripping off hundreds of students.K Singh being escorted by Police after holding two students hostage for four hoursThe woman, K Singh, who also goes by several other names, is the owner of the North Shore Medical College on Lamaha Street. She had locked herself and two students in the upper flat of the building when scores of other students turned up and demanded refunds on the grounds that she was operating a bogus medical institution. It was high drama after Singh allegedly said that she will not release the students unless the media and the Police leave.However, after four tense hours the students were released and the Police managed to gain entry into the building by climbing throw an open window to arrest the woman. Singh was escorted out of the compound by two Police women and a Policeman, into a vehicle and taken to the Alberttown Police Station for questioning.“We had a calm assurance that the school was accredited but we didn’t know that the woman was a fraud,” one concerned parent said, noting that she had enquired about the school and was told that it was accredited by the Ministry of Education and so she felt secured and enrolled her son.“I can’t believe this… every month we are paying $23,000 for him to study and that is not all. We have to pay money for handouts and text books and other things,” she said.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, several students were seen standing outside of the building, knocking on the door, demanding that Singh open up. Incensed that they were shut out of the building, the students demanded answers and their money back.“We want our money. She come to rip us off. Let her come out here and if we don’t get our money…,” one student shouted.They stated that it was after they read an article in the Guyana Times where Health Minister, Dr George Norton, was cautioning students about fake medical schools that they became suspicious that the woman may be bogus.One student, identified only as Casandra, said that the administrator would instruct them to mark their own test papers, while promising to send the grades to the board overseas. “She keep talking about the board and board but we keeping asking to see the board and we never hear from them or see any of them,” she said.In 2009, former Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy had accused Singh of operating a fake nursing school, which went under the name “Inter-American Nursing School”. He had stated that hundreds of students were scammed into releasing large sums of money to her. She was arrested and placed on bail.However, sometime later, the Director of Public Prosecution had recommended that no charges be laid against her.Four years later, another medical school surfaced—this time under a different name and under the same woman who was using a different alias. In 2014, another set of students took to the streets in protest against the woman and her school—insisting that they were being scammed. It was reported that Singh, who went by the name Gita Kisson, never turned up to supervise their examination.In both instances, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health were notified but nothing was done to seriously address the matter. However, this time Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton, is urging students to beware of these offshore medical schools and consult the ministry before registering with them.Contrarily, the students claimed that they had visited the Ministry several times and had asked for an audience with Dr Norton, but were told he was in a meeting. “All we want to know is if this school is accredited and if not, how can we get our money back,” the students told the media.Meanwhile, Singh had openly refused to unlock the doors for a team of Police who attempted several times to enter the building. The students, who were inside, were seen at a window mouthing for the reporters and the other students to leave so that they woman would release them.Hours later when the Police started pounding against the door and screaming for the woman to open, she unlocked the door and let them out. She then locked herself in the building.One of the students, a young man, stated that the woman had told them that the other students had filed a report against her and that the Police was coming to arrest her and that they should stay until the Police and the media leave.“When we asked to leave she said we can’t go until the Police and the reporters gone. We asked her several times but she said no,” he said.The other student, however, was too shaken up to speak and was quickly taken away in a vehicle.The Police, on the other hand, had to climb a ladder to gain entry through an open window to arrest the woman.“Bring her down here let we beat her till she can’t rob anyone else,” one woman yelled, while the Police was escorting her to the Police vehicle.When Guyana Times attempted to establish the authenticity of the institution’s USA Branch, through a foreign number provided on the medical school’s website, a woman answered and refused to divulge the location of the overseas branch.She stated that all information required could be provided via telephone and, if a prospective student wished to meet with her, they would be required to pay $4800 consultation fee. Students are charged US$100 for registration, while semester fees start at US$500.Singh was issued an eviction letter by the landlords of the building a month ago and has since changed the locks to the building.Dr Norton stated that one of the reasons why students seek out private medical schools for tertiary education is because the entry requirements are far less than that of the University of Guyana.
Who’s walking who? Re: “Neutering legislation caged by committee” (April 11): It’s a doggone shame that a handful of backyard animal breeders and puppy-mill operators can stall a terrific proposal to require mandatory neutering and spaying of dogs and cats. These people could continue to breed animals under the proposal, but would have to pay for breeding permits. That’s their complaint: They would have to pay a fee. The spay-neuter proposal would eliminate the need to euthanize an estimated half-million or more dogs and cats a year in California. Virtually every humane agency in the state lobbied for the bill, as did many politicians, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Clearly, this is a case of a very small tail wagging a very big dog. – Kenneth Green Burbank Mom as pack animal Re Monday U cover “Take a Hike!”: Great cover story, terrible cover picture. A mom, a dad and three children on a hike – what’s wrong with this picture? Mom has a backpack (the lunch perhaps), a large canvas tote on her right arm (spare clothes, diapers, etc.) and the youngest child on her left hip. Dad has nothing but himself. That says it all! We women have worked hard to get away from the “barefoot and pregnant” image; what were you ladies thinking? – Jan Fisher North Hollywood My own union It’s not only rich developers and city employee unions that can make the City Council and mayor dance. Any union can command such a performance by city officials. Therefore I am forming a union, the Northeast Valley Union for Equal Treatment and Benefits for Citizens. Now maybe some of the potholes around here will be repaired. – James J. Menotti Sunland God invoked While listening to the speakers trying to console those who lived through the horror at Virginia Tech, I was aware that several speakers used the word God, and others invoked passages from the Bible. Is the ACLU going to file suit about separation of church and state, and if not, why not? Maybe if God was allowed on campus more often, we would not be needing this convocation today. – Barry Levy Redondo Beach Bad luck prez Since being elected in 2000, George W. Bush has been nothing but a curse on our nation. – Philip J. Hilow Sunland Where was Arnold? Re “Film production takes center stage here” (April 13): Didn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger promise when he was running for governor that he would introduce legislation to help runaway production by issuing tax incentives to companies shooting in California? But he didn’t even attend the Association of Film Commissioners International conference and trade show last week. Of course filmmaking is all about making money. What isn’t? But it’s just not logical that places like New Mexico, Louisiana and New York offer breaks to the production companies and California doesn’t. Why does our governor choose to ignore the business that allowed him the opportunity to run for governor in the first place? – Gretchen Roe Woodland Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When something like the devastating shooting at Virginia Tech occurs, we must ask why leaders speak of more gun laws. We will have violence as long as we have people. In other societies, the tools of such violence are ball bearings or nails packaged with explosives, knives, hatchets or even airplanes. Strict gun laws that are stripping Americans of their right to protect themselves are already in place. – Rick Yerrington Tujunga
“Maybe they would have impaled me and burnt me at the stake.”Allegri, speaking ahead of his side’s Serie A trip to Roma on Sunday, said he was due to meet with club chairman Andrea Agnelli to discuss his plans for next season.“I have already told the chairman that I would like to stay, but now we need to talk,” he said.“I have had the new Juventus in mind for six months, but first I need to meet Agnelli to see if we agree.”Juventus, who were also booted out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta, have been linked with the return of Allegri’s predecessor Antonio Conte, who won the first three of their current run of eight titles in a row.Other names reported in Italian media include Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi, Champions League finalist Mauricio Pochettino and France coach Didier Deschamps.“Rumours about my successors are part of the game,” said Allegri, who also won the league with AC Milan in 2011.“I am grateful to the chairman and he also said he wanted to continue with me.“I told him before Ajax that I would stay. I owe him and club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Massimiliano Allegri has won ten trophies with Juventus since the 2014-2015 season. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, May 11 – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday dismissed talk he is about to quit the Serie A champions, hitting back at the criticism he received following his side’s Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax.“Sometimes I wonder if I hadn’t managed to bring home some trophies in these years, what would have happened?” asked the 51-year-old, who recently won his fifth league title is as many years.
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