French police obstruct reporters during G7, RSF seeks firm measures

first_imgWhen the interior minister received an RSF delegation on 18 June, he asked RSF to take part in this review in order to help ensure that account is taken of the needs of press freedom. RSF remains willing to participate to this review. News News Crédit: RFI RSF_en In its letter, RSF said it was still ready to participate in an ongoing review of police methods for controlling street protests, but only if it was given a clear undertaking that measures would be taken quickly to rein in police violence. Al Jazeera English crews and others had to endure aggressive and unnecessarily long controls and searches. German reporters said that they were addressed inappropriately. Protective equipment was confiscated from several reporters, including freelance photographers working for the Hans Lucas agency – confiscations that were not recorded in any police reports. More than ten French and foreign journalists who went to cover an “alternative summit” in the adjoining town of Bayonne on 24 August were subjected to unwarranted obstruction by the police, who were often very confrontational. Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more As well as criticizing the behaviour of the police and requesting firm measures, RSF’s letter reminded the interior minister of its ten proposals for ending the kind of police violence against journalists that was seen during France’s “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests – proposals that RSF presented to the interior minister in June. August 30, 2019 French police obstruct reporters during G7, RSF seeks firm measures ​Reporters Without Borders (RSF) wrote today to French interior minister Christophe Castaner to complain about police obstruction of journalists covering the G7 summit in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August and to remind him of President Macron’s promise to ensure that the police respect press freedom. Receive email alerts May 10, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Two women reporters – one working for Reporterre and the other for the Vice News website and the Ouest France newspaper – said they were prevented from accessing the site of a demonstration. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportage France is ranked 32nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportage The way the police behaved towards reporters during the G7 summit suggests that they have yet to be given the necessary instructions about respecting press freedom, although President Macron promised that this would be done when RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire met him on 3 May. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information Follow the news on France RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story to go furtherlast_img read more

Build to Rent scheme gets green light

first_imgBristol City Council has approved a 255 unit Build to Rent (BTR) scheme, ‘ND7’, in Bristol city centre, the first BTR development to receive planning committee support in Bristol.The scheme will provide high-quality homes for elective renters, offering a level of flexibility and choice that currently isn’t available in Bristol. The scheme will champion the rights of tenants, offering longer and more flexible tenancies with no hidden fees and long-term certainty over rental levels, making renting a more affordable and active choice.Dan Batterton, BTR Fund Manager, LGIM Real Assets, says, “In Bristol there are increasing numbers of people needing to rent and an urgent need for high density, city centre, rental accommodation. It is great news that this innovative scheme has been approved by Bristol City Council, who recognise that ND7 will make a major contribution towards Bristol’s rental housing supply.”B2R Bristol City Council build-to-rent scheme BTR build-to-rent April 10, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Build to Rent scheme gets green light previous nextLand & New HomesBuild to Rent scheme gets green lightThe Negotiator10th April 20170822 Viewslast_img read more

Former Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao reveals the truth over Arsene Wenger’s move for Lionel Messi

first_imgFormer Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao reveals the truth over Arsene Wenger’s move for Lionel Messi Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 16 Sep 2020 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Messi held talks over a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘We were there or thereabouts and discussions took place with his representatives. He had issues with a work permit, so that was discarded.’Cagigao, who spent 24 years at Arsenal before leaving the club last month, also described former Gunners star Santi Cazorla as ‘one of the most talented players’ he has seen.Cazorla spent six years at Arsenal – helping Wenger win two FA Cups – but injures plagued his spell in north London.‘I think he is one of the most talented footballers I’ve ever seen, Cagigao added.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You would watch Cazorla in training taking set-pieces with his left foot and right foot and not know which was his stronger.‘He is really an exceptional figurehead and someone who young players can really look to. There were doubts about Santi.‘People would say he’s so small, he’s not the quickest, he’s not strong, but he has an exceptional football brain, exceptional technique and he’s a winner.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Lyon chief Juninho responds to Houssem Aouar to Arsenal transfer rumoursMORE: Emiliano Martinez confirms Arsenal exit with emotional message to club and fans Arsene Wenger wanted to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Francis Cagigao admits talks were held over a move for Lionel Messi but says the deal was not as close as Arsene Wenger has suggested.The Gunners expressed interest in signing Messi back in 2003 when he was still in the Barcelona academy.Their move ultimately collapsed due to ‘work permit’ issues, however, and Messi went on to become Barcelona’s greatest player and one of the most decorated players in history.The Argentine legend – who confirmed earlier in the month he will remain at Barca despite handing in a transfer request – has scored 634 goals in 731 appearances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMessi has also won ten La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and the Ballon d’Or award five times.Wenger has claimed Arsenal were ‘close’ to signing Messi and while former scout Cagigao says that is a slight exaggeration, he admits talks were held.‘I think Arsene stated while manager that we were close to signing Messi [in 2003]. I wouldn’t go as far as saying we were close,’ he told BBC Sport. Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Schemes, insurers and unions call for independent pensions commission

first_img“We need to relentlessly pursue that vision,” Segars said.“We need to advocate policies that take us toward that vision and challenge those that distract us.“[A commission] would create that long-term view of the retirement savings system, build consensus around it and hold the government to account for delivering it.“[It] will help to ensure we can put the long-term interests of savers, not the short-term interests of politicians, at the heart of pensions policy.”The NAPF said its envisaged commission would be a “small group” with expertise to represent the interests of savers, employers, the industry and the wider economy.It would undertake detailed research and report to the government and Parliament annually, providing an assessment of the market with recommendations for change where necessary.The independent Turner Commission first suggested the policy of auto-enrolment after being set up in 2002 by the then Labour government.The NAPF, which is calling for a permanent commission, said Turner’s success was built on shared policy building and vision on what needed to change.“[The Turner Commission’s] process of decision making – thoughtful, evidence-based and inclusive – laid the foundations for a consensus that has delivered one of the most far-reaching public policy interventions in recent decades,” Segars said.In March, the Parliamentary body charged with scrutinising pensions policy called for a new commission to review several aspects of policy, including changes to the defined contribution (DC) market and auto-enrolment.However, it fell short of calling for a permanent stature.Outgoing pensions minister Steve Webb has admitted the structure of government was ill-suited for pensions policy but outlined a wider idea of creating a new government department focused on pensions and the ageing society.Webb faces re-election as a Liberal Democrat MP on 7 May with the outcome of whether he will remain in his seat, or his party in government, difficult to call.At an event in March hosted by the Society of Pensions Professionals, Webb said he disagreed with the notion an independent commission could remove “the politics from pensions”.While praising the work of the Turner Commission, Webb said removing politics from pensions was unattainable given the sensitivities around pensions policy and retirement ages.Any independent commission would only provide recommendations to government departments, leaving MPs to agree or disagree with implementation.Last year, the Danish government said the country’s pension system needed to be analysed and was considering the creation of a pensions commission to look at tax and insufficient coverage. The UK should create a permanent independent commission to create a long-term view of the pensions system and help build consensus around government policy and scrutiny over its delivery, a report has said.The report, published by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), said the commission was not about taking decisions away from politicians but moving away from short-term opportunistic decision making.The call for an independent commission has been made many times; however, the new report has received backing from a wide spectrum of organisations the Association of British Insures (ABI), the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the Federation of Small Businesses, pension schemes and providers and the International Longevity Centre (ILC).Joanne Segars, chief executive of the NAPF, said the industry needed collectivism to agree on definitions for “good retirement outcomes”, ensuring savers reached targets and deciding what role pensions play and how much intervention into people’s decision making should be made.last_img read more

A leg up: Like Rowan and Dove before her, it’s Tee Ladouceur’s turn to run Syracuse’s offense

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Last season, Tee Ladouceur scored 43 goals and had 48 assists. Her assist mark was first on the team. The 43 goals were third on the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team, behind only Christina Dove. And Ladouceur, a senior SU attack, did it all on one good knee. She said she tore her meniscus and had microfractures and bone chips in her knee and femur. ‘It was frustrating sometimes,’ Ladouceur said, ‘but in games I think the adrenaline kind of kicked in enough to help me be able to play at my best.’ Now Dove is gone. And in the cycle of recent great SU attack, Ladouceur is expected to be next. With Dove — who took over for 2009 leading scorer Katie Rowan — departed, there is a void in the lineup. One fellow attack Michelle Tumolo believes Ladouceur can fill. Even with her gimpy knees.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘She’s coming off a (knee) injury, as everyone knows, and she’s just hyped to get back on the field,’ Tumolo said. ‘She just has a great mentality and game sense, and she’s awesome at scoring goals. So I feel like she’s going to be No. 1 in the nation in scoring and assists.’ Ladouceur feels the increased expectations. After last season’s NCAA tournament semifinal loss, the Orange is eager for more. And Ladouceur is the player who has to start it all. Head coach Gary Gait knows Ladouceur has the ability to improve from last season, when she was first in the nation in assists. Especially if her knee holds up. ‘We’re expecting her to do what she did last year,’ Gait said. ‘And that was being an all-around offensive player and scoring when she gets the opportunity. So we’re expecting her to continue to do that, step up her leadership role a little bit, kind of take charge on the offense, get some of our younger players involved and get them contributing.’ But if the senior is to make any waves this season, that troubled knee may be the key. Ladouceur had surgery over the summer on it after playing last season in pain. Yet it still is not 100 percent. ‘She played last year,’ Tumolo said. ‘Hurt her the whole time. She played through it, went to the doctor’s, and they said she had, like, all these fractures in her knee. Everything basically in her knee. She basically needs a knee replacement. ‘That’s what she told me. She’s like, ‘I basically need a knee replacement at the age of 21.’ But she’s still playing through it. It’s her last year. Never complains.’ Yet despite the knee injury, despite the brace and despite missing significant playing time in fall ball, Ladouceur is still expected to be the leader of the SU attack after her increased offensive role last season. And despite her numbers, she remains humble. She knows who has come before her. Ladouceur will look to become the third player in three years to lead the Orange attack. ‘Those are two very, very great players,’ Ladouceur said of Dove and Rowan. ‘Two of the best players I’ve ever played with.’ And though Ladouceur will be relied upon for much of the scoring output, not every expectation is on her and her knee. Tumolo is coming off of a record season herself. Last year she had the highest single-season totals in points and assists for a freshman in program history. Fellow attack Alyssa Murray, a freshman, is also expected to help out on the offensive end. And then there’s goalkeeper Liz Hogan, who was just chosen as the Big East Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The Orange is ranked No. 5 in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll. ‘I think you’re going to see more of a spread-out offense,’ Gait said. ‘Multiple scorers, as opposed to having Katie Rowan or Christina Dove — one or two players — to deal with pretty much all the scoring. So it will be a different look this year.’ But Ladouceur is still the senior. She’s still the leader. She knows that in addition to stepping up her game, she must also display a leadership role for a team with eight freshmen and 11 sophomores. Tumolo said the way Ladouceur works with her teammates is what makes her valuable to the Orange. ‘Me and her work really well together, so that’s a plus,’ Tumolo said. ‘She just sees everyone on the field. It’s not just me and her. She sees every single person. ‘That’s why she’s one of the best assisters in the nation. She’s just great. She’s great to have on the field, and she’s a positive energy.’ Yet it wasn’t so long ago that Ladouceur was channeling that positive energy for a different team. She came to Syracuse as a sophomore transfer following a freshman season at Albany in which she scored 32 goals in only 11 games. In her first season at Syracuse, Rowan was SU’s leader at attack. Then last year, it was Dove. Now Ladouceur is that senior. She is likely to claim the perch on SU’s legacy of outstanding attack. And she knows it. ‘This year I’m going to have to have an even bigger role, so it’s sort of a good feeling,’ Ladouceur said. ‘But I’m a little nervous at the same time and excited. I’m a senior, I’m ready to make things happen and hopefully get a national championship out of it.’ Gait and Tumolo continually praise Ladouceur’s hard work and commitment to the team despite her injury. They mention her willingness to continue to play hard. Her ability to make plays happen on the field. Tumolo knows Ladouceur and the team have big shoes to fill. Someone must step up. And Tumolo thinks Ladouceur has the ability to be that person. ‘I think Tee looks awesome coming off a couple injuries,’ Tumolo said. ‘I said it to her as soon as we were practicing for the first time together again. It’s just great to have her back on the field. ‘She’s a great threat, and the other teams are definitely going to have to look out for her.’ [email protected]center_img Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected]last_img read more

Solid century from Irfan spurs Uganda to cricket victory over Malaysia

 United States312002+0.457 **By Louis Jadwong and additional reporting ESPN, & WikipediaRELATED STORY Mohammed Irfan celebrates in his cousin (Shahid Afridi) trademark style soon after reaching his century. PHOTO ICC CRICKET COMICC World Cricket League Division ThreeUganda 193/6 in 36.2 overs  (M. Irfan 108*)  | Malaysia 189 in 50 ( Shafiq Sharif 58 off 55, V Singh 39 |  F Nsubuga 4-43-10; H Ssenyondo 3-30-10)Canada – 256/8   50/50 ov RR: 5.12United States of America – 160 (43.0 ov)Singapore – 100 37.1/50 oversOman – 101/5   23/50 oversRight hand batsmen Mohammed Irfan scored a quick-fire unbeaten century to guide Uganda to a crucial 4 wicket victory over Malaysia Saturday.Irfan thrilled the crowd at Lugogo with 10 sixes as he posted a match winning 108 off  71 balls. Uganda raced past a 189 target with 14.4 overs to spare, and a healthy run rate of 5.31.The result pulled the hosts from bottom of the table to third with 4 points, behind Oman and Canada who are now at 6 points. Share on: WhatsApp HB Kayondo lbw NCK Liyanage04000.00  Oman431006+0.777 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus READ A BLOW BY BLOW ACCOUNT OF IRFAN’s KNOCK (click here)WATCH VIDEO HERE (click)DAY 5 MondayMalaysia vs OmanCanada vs SingaporeUganda vs USA***MATCH PREVIEW S Ukani c Shafiq Sharif b Muhammad Wafiq29362180.55 Mohammed Irfan NOT OUT10871710152.11  Oman321004+0.254 F Nsubuga–––––  Uganda Batting B Masaba c Virandeep Singh b Muhammad Wafiq118005.55 H Ssenyondo––––– RG Mukasa b Pavandeep Singh15361041.66  Canada321004+0.709Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018  Canada431006+1.036Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018  Uganda422004–0.206Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three Points Table  Singapore422004–0.544  Malaysia413002–0.823  United States413002–0.212Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018  Singapore321004+0.059Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three Two defeats in three games has left Uganda fighting to survive relegation in a tournament they were tipped to win as hosts.Now, only two wins in the two remaining ICC World Cricket League Division 3 matches can save Uganda’s dwindling hopes — of staying in Division 3.The mission to survive relegation  (teams that finish 5th and 6th) starts today for Uganda against Malaysia, who did the hosts a favour by bursting open the promotion race by upsetting Canada yesterday.Uganda must now beat USA and Malaysia by huge margins in their final two games, and hope two of the top three falter. Three of those top teams on the table have to play each other, reducing the chances of more than one getting 8 points. (The maximum Uganda can now get are 6 points – see table bottom)The loser at Lugogo today will certainly be relegated.Singapore face Oman at Entebbe oval with the winner favoured to take one of the two available promotion berth, while USA can only keep their promotion hopes alive, by handing Canada a second straight defeat at Kyambogo.Uganda walk off crestfallen after Oman chased down their target in super quick time. PHOTO ICC CRICKET COMFriday result (click to read full results via espncricinfo)Uganda 144/10 in 46.3 ( Mukasa 57, Kayondo 20, Irfan 15; Khan 3-28-9, Magsood 3-34-10, Ilyas 2-5-7.3)Oman 145/4 in 27 (Singh 58, Ahmed 22, Lalcheta *19; Ifran 1-32-6, Nsubuga 1-43-9)#ICCWCL3UG TweetsPoints table  TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus BatsmenRB4s6sSR  Malaysia312002–0.616Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018 Extras (nb 1, w 6, lb 7)14 DK Arinaitwe NOT OUT2200100.00 A Otwani lbw Khizar Hayat24502048.00 J Sebanja––––– L Sematimba run out (Aminuddin Ramly)02000.00  Uganda312002–0.728 read more

NJ Fluke Fishing Industry in Flux

first_imgIn a Jan. 19 letter to Rootes-Murdy, Martin wrote that Addendum XXVIII would “serve as a de facto moratorium on summer flounder for the recreational fishing industry in New Jersey.”If New Jersey were not to accept the Option Five measures, a precautionary default measure would be implemented for recreational fluke fishing – a 20” size limit and a bag limit of two fish. Rootes-Murdy said this measure is used as a backstop to ensure states follow the approved guidelines.Not forgotten in this equation are the commercial fisherman, who are constantly monitoring federal fluking regulations.In August 2016, the ASMFC and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council – a regional fishery management entity that covers waters from New York to North Carolina – decided that, due to the possible over fishing of fluke, a 30 percent decrease in the commercial quota would be necessary. That would put the 2017 quota down 5.66 million pounds commercially for the year.The Belford Seafood Co-Op, a fishing enterprise operating on approximately 11 acres of land on bay side of Middletown, is a key player in New Jersey’s commercial fishing scene.Roy Diehl, captain of the Donna Lynn – a 60’ commercial trawler out of the Belford Seafood Co-Op – fishes for fluke all year. He says roughly 50 percent of the dock’s income is dependent on fluke.Roy Diehl, Co-Op president and captain of the Donna Lynn, is just one out of a few year-round commercial flukers based out of Belford.He estimates that 50 percent of the dock’s income comes from fluke.“We should be at 13 to 14 million pounds per year, half of what it was in the 1980’s when it was 30 million a year,” Diehl said.While the yearly quotas are set, Diehl must meet specific guidelines which spread out his fishing days. Right now, he is allowed to catch 1,500 pounds of fluke every two weeks. In peak season, which is May and June, he’ll be able to catch 500 pounds per trip, with four trips in a week.Although a proponent for appropriate management, he says that the fishing can be regulated efficiently through new data gathering methods, a claim constantly brought up along with fluke regulations.Instead of data-gathering boats trailing the commercial fisherman, Diehl suggests the commercial folks do the data gathering themselves.“It’s just a shame that they won’t let us fish,” he said. “We’re not asking for a lot; we just want to be within reason.” On Tuesday afternoon, crew members of the Donna Lynn unload a day trip’s worth of spiny dogfish, which were being packaged and shipped immediately to Massachusetts.John Amici, the harbor manager, believes the deep fishing history is a trademark of Atlantic Highlands.Tasked with ensuring the harbor is as full with boats as possible, Amici said he’s already received calls from boaters who are questioning whether or not to dock their boats there this summer.“It’s part of the charm of Atlantic Highlands to come down, walk by the water and look at the boats,” he said. “It’s just a big attraction.”Frank McDonald, the harbor commission chairman, says Atlantic Highlands has invested money into the harbor so it can be competitive on the shore. By Jay Cook |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – After a decision made last week aimed at protecting the Atlantic Ocean’s primary cash fish, New Jersey anglers now believe their industry is in dire straits.The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), a federally regulated authority that oversees fishing management for the 15 states along the Atlantic Coast, has decided to increase regulations on summer flounder for 2017.“With what they’re proposing, it’s going to be the final nail in our coffin,” said Ron Santi, a head boat captain based out of Atlantic Highlands.On Feb. 2, the ASMFC passed Addendum XXVIII with a 7-3-2 vote, choosing Option 5, which calls for new recreational regulations on summer flounder, commonly known as fluke.Those sanctions propose an increase in keeper length from 18” to 19”, along with a reduction in bag limits from five fish to three. The season length will remain the same, though, open from May 21 through Sept. 25.“When looking at recreational and commercial fisheries on a whole, it seems as though for 20 to 30 years, we’ve been fishing at a higher level than the resources can sustain,” said Kirby Rootes-Murdy, a senior fishery management plan coordinator with ASMFC.Between recreational and commercial fishing, fluking generates nearly $2.5 billion for the state’s economy, according to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.Santi, captain of the 72-foot head boat named Fishermen, believes these are draconian sanctions which could kill the recreational fishing industry. The new regulation could effectively reduce recreational fluke fishing hauls by roughly 30 percent.“I’m sick of the bureaucracy looking down at me – we’re part of the country, too,” he said.In addition to Belmar and Point Pleasant, the Atlantic Highlands Harbor is one of the more popular head (or party) boat fishing destinations in Monmouth County. Though what makes Atlantic Highlands unique is the harbor is run as a public utility, similar to water and sewer departments in other towns.According to Adam Hubeny, the borough’s administrator, the Atlantic Highlands Harbor sends nearly $1 million back to the municipality every year, which is used to offset property taxes.“Anytime the harbor is in a position to lose any part of its fishing fleet, the tenants that lease mooring and berthing space or have boaters who don’t buy fuel, that will have an ill effect on the municipal taxes,” Hubeny said.The Atlantic Highlands Harbor, which was constructed between 1938 and 1940, oversees one primary launch ramp, eight head boat slips, roughly 475 regular slips, 171 moorings for sailboats and 125 spots for summer land storages.center_img “This is what the town has banked on, and I certainly hope we can keep it going,” McDonald said. “When you have stuff like this, it’s really tough.”Both Amici and McDonald believe these new regulations could not only hurt the fisherman, but the businesses who depend on steady and successful fluking.While most bait and tackle shops are closed this time of the year, 87-year-old Ernie Giglio was at work in his shop Monday morning, ironically preparing to make fluke rigs.“We’re really geared for fluke fishing and striped bass, those are the two big ones,” said Giglio, whose son Tom now owns Giglio’s Bait and Tackle in Sea Bright.Since 1961, the shop has been a fluke fishing hub, attracting anglers who fish from the head boats, the surf and on kayaks in the ocean.Not one fond of government restrictions, Giglio said his son’s business will feel the effects of these new rules, because a majority of the store’s summer time traffic comes from fluke fishing. While the shop still may stay afloat thanks to the other fish in the area, he continues to worry.“I think we’ll still survive with the striped bass and the bluefish, as long as they come around, but the fluke will definitely have a huge effect on us,” Giglio said. “I hope it doesn’t wipe us out.”As a whole, state officials sharing the anglers’ concerns are coming out against ASMFC’s decisions. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. has been out front with the anglers, joining them in opposition. NJ DEP commissioner Bob Martin has come on as well.last_img read more

Pirates back in series with B-Sens after 3-2 victory

first_imgIt’s looking like a road team series in the AHL Calder Cup Atlantic Division Finals between the Binghamton Senators, the farm team of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and Portland Pirates.Tim Conboy’s goal with 13 seconds left to play in regulation broke a 2-2 tie to power the Portland Pirates a 3-2 victory over the B-Sens in the Atlantic Division Finals Saturday in Binghamton.The B-Sens still lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four set for Monday at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton. Binghamton won the first two games of the series in Portland by 3-2 and 5-3.Ryan Keller and Kaspars Daugavins handled the scoring for the B-Sens, each chipping in their fifth goal of the playoffs.Ryan Potulny added his team-leading 17th point with a helper in the first in the losing effort.Robin Lehner continued his fine play in net for the Binghamton, stopping 30 of 33 shots faced.Binghamton defenceman and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade finished the game a minus-1.last_img read more


first_imgIN ANY LANGUAGE, CHAO CHOM’S A WINNERConsidering the owner doesn’t speak English and the trainer doesn’t speak Thai, S. Sandow, Inc. and Gary Stute have a business relationship made in heaven.Stute trains Chao Chom for Sandow, who plans to be on hand when the upstart daughter of Tizbud runs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on opening day, Dec. 26.“It’s a big step up for her but as long as I get (Kent) Desormeaux, I’ll be happy,” Stute said. It was Hall of Fame rider Desormeaux who piloted 8-1 Chao Chom to a 1 ¾-length upset over 1-9 favorite Enola Gray in the Betty Grable Stakes for California-breds at Del Mar Nov. 13.“He’s got those magic hands,” Stute said of Desormeaux, who was riding the filly for the first time. “He had a chance to ride another filly in the Betty Grable, but that owner wanted to try somebody else.”Stute said Chao Chom’s owner, who owns a business that collects trash in Bangkok, usually visits the United States later in the year but is coming in specifically to see Chao Chom run in the La Brea.“The difficult part of our relationship is, I don’t speak Thai and he doesn’t speak English, and I’ve been training for him 15 years,” Gary said. “My Dad (retired trainer Mel Stute) loves them. Every time they come here, his wife gives him a hundred-dollar bill.”Chao Chom worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Tuesday in a bullet 1:12.20 under jockey Juan Ochoa. STORYBOOK HORSE LEAVES BIG VOID FOR SHERMAN      The penultimate chapter in California Chrome’s fairytale career is scheduled to unfold Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course, as the soon to be 6-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit readies for a highly anticipated rematch with Arrogate in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park–Chrome’s farewell race before being retired to stud at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.“He looks very good,” trainer Art Sherman said three days after Chrome had his final workout for the Los Alamitos Winter Challenge. “He’s been training forwardly and I look for him to run a decent race.”If all goes well after Saturday, plans call for Chrome to leave for Florida on Jan. 6 “and train at Gulfstream prior to the race.”California Chrome will leave a gaping chasm not only in racing but in America’s mainstream. Winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2014 when he was named Horse of the Year, California Chrome won the $10 million Dubai World Cup last March, was second by a half-length to champion-in-waiting Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5 and is North America’s all-time leading money earner with $14,452,650, boasting a 15-4-1 record from 25 starts.Chrome’s life as a stallion will require an adjustment for both horse and trainer.“When I look at that stall and see he’s not in there, it will be a void for me,” Sherman said. “But he’s got some great mares lined up, so I’m hoping he’ll be a really decent stud.”That, of course, remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Sherman can’t complain.“It’s been one helluva ride for me,” said the Brooklyn native who turns 80 come Feb. 17. “He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse. Every trainer hopes he can have a horse like him and I was lucky enough to have him. It’s been great for me, my family and friends.”While the California Chrome story on the race track is due to end Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, his untarnished tale of the turf could live on in perpetuity.Sherman said a book that would be authored by Daily Racing Form’s Eclipse Award-winning Executive Columnist Jay Hovdey has been discussed.“There are a lot of memories,” Sherman said. “I can tell you that.” SANTA ANITA OFFERS POPULAR WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE OPENING DAY            In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita Park will again treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar and much more with the beginning of its traditional Winter Meet on Monday, Dec. 26. A fan favorite for decades, the Santa Anita 2017 wall calendar will be given free of charge to all attendees with paid admission. With a pair of Grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea leading the way, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opener will again command center stage among racing fans nationwide.Mathis Brothers Furniture, for whom the opening day Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile is named, will provide a plush Thoroughbred toy to the first 5,000 kids 12 and under, as well as Mathis Brothers Gift certificates to all paid attendees. Santa Anita will also provide a Family Fun Zone in its spacious Infield Area. (General Admission and parking are free in the Infield, via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place).Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room will again play host to the highly acclaimed Guest Chef Series as one of LA’s hottest restaurants will provide contemporary cuisine and post-holiday celebration. Ticketing, available online, includes innovative signature dishes throughout the afternoon, six delicious whiskey tastings, live music, a racing program, a wagering tip sheet and more. To purchase tickets, please visit first post time set at 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m.Here’s a schedule of opening day events:–Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.            –Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs            –Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds            –Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs down hillside turf             –Free 2017 Santa Anita Wall Calendar             –Free Mathis Brothers plush Thoroughbred toy to first 5,000 kids 12 and under            –A Mathis Brothers Gift Certificate, free with paid admission            –Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Grandstand Apron (packages available at            –Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room featuring a catered menu from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, delicious whiskey tastings, live music and more, visit for details            –Infield Family Fun Zone featuring pony rides and much more, visit            –Bud Light Lounge, all you can eat buffet, first beer included, racing program and more, visit            Entries for opening day races will be taken Wednesday, Dec. 21. For more racing and event information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE. CLASSIC WINNER ARROGATE DRILLS FOR 2017 DEBUTLANGUAGE BARRIER NO PROBLEM FOR GARY STUTESANTA ANITA WINTER MEET STARTS MONDAY, DEC. 26CHROME’S FAREWELL CALIFORNIA RACE SATURDAYcenter_img ARROGATE COULD RUN IN SAN PASQUAL STAKES JAN. 1Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate, who upset fan favorite California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 6, worked five furlongs Tuesday at The Great Race Place in a bullet 58.40, fastest of 77 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:01.39.Trainer Bob Baffert told that Arrogate could make his 2017 debut in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 1, which could lead to the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.Martin Garcia was aboard for the drill.“When he came back, he was just full of himself, it was like nothing for him,” Baffert said of Arrogate. “He’s so impressive. After retiring American Pharoah, I never dreamt I would be dealing with another horse of his caliber, but he’s just getting stronger and better every day.” FINISH LINES: As is its tradition, Santa Anita begins its Winter Meet at 12 noon the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, which falls on a Monday but is considered a holiday since Christmas is on a Sunday. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 27 and 28, and resume live racing Thursday, Dec. 29, at 12:30 p.m. . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Los Alamitos Race Course. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The public is encouraged to attend.last_img read more

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