Plans move forward for Annenberg building

first_imgA timeline has been set, an architect has been selected and a tentative site has been chosen for the new Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism building.The Annenberg Foundation donated $50 million in October to create a new state-of-the-art building on the USC campus.Change · Students study in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism’s east lobby. The building will still be used for classes. – Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojan “The planning process has been underway for several months and includes a strategic assessment of the school’s current space, future space needs, existing buildings, what might move to a new building and what might stay in an existing building,” said Joe Back, associate senior vice president for Campus Development and Facilities Management.This week, DEGW, a strategic business consultancy firm that is working with the Annenberg School to plan the building, held a series of workshops with students, faculty and administrators to get feedback on the beginning design stages of the building.Feedback from students and faculty at yesterday’s Media Production workshop, which focused on what media production will look like in the new building, included a wish for more collaborative media space and improved spaces for Annenberg student media organizations like Neon Tommy and Annenberg TV News.“A key focus is that we want the new building to be able to focus on student-produced programs and showcase these programs in the new building,” said James Vasquez, assistant dean of operations at Annenberg.Technology and equipment updates were another common issue discussed in yesterday’s workshop.“The broadcast industry is moving so quickly that it’s hard to keep up,” said Sean Patrick Lewis, a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. “I’m hopeful that with the new building we’ll not only caught up, but be ahead of the game.”The workshops have also discussed ways to improve the current Annenberg building, which will remain a part of the Annenberg School. Vazques said, however, that he is not certain how the current Annenberg building will be utilized when the new building is complete.The site has been tentatively set as the southeast corner of Watt and Childs Ways, next to the Pertusati Bookstore. The Campus Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees must first approve the site after a presentation in April.Annenberg hired Harley Ellis Devereaux, an architecture firm, to construct the building. Vasquez said firm will be given the feedback from the workshops to help create designs for the new building. Space planning should be completed by September or October of this year, according to Vasquez.The groundbreaking for the new building is set for June 2012, and construction is expected to take 18 months. The launch of the building is expected to occur in Fall 2014.In addition to opening more space to bring back various Annenberg centers that have been moved off-campus, such as the Center for Health Reporting, an organization that partners journalists with news organizations to learn about health care in California, the new building will give the current Annenberg building a new sense of purpose, according to Vasquez.“We expect to be able to bring some of these centers back,” Vasquez said, “and continue to be a fully functioning building that will complement a new location.”Since Annenberg expanded to encompass undergraduate journalism and communication as well as the existing graduate school programs 16 years ago, the building originally built for 100 people has come to serve more than 2,200 students and 83 full-time faculty members, according to Vasquez.“For the first time in history, we can build a building that truly showcases what work we do,” Vasquez said. “Here we don’t have the ability to walk into a single location and see what’s happening, and [the new building] will provide an opportunity to share resources, share ideas and be more collaborative.”last_img read more

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Stanford professor speaks on media and election politics

first_imgStedman said the U.S. climate of polarization and distrust was considered abnormal to those of other democracies. He said the upcoming election will be heavily impacted by dishonest advertisements, including hacking of candidates’ private social media accounts, campaigns and parties and paid advertisements that spread disinformation. Former 2020 presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who dropped out Wednesday, spent more money on advertisements than all the other candidates combined in hopes of gaining more votes, according to the Washington Post.  Stedman said the Annan Commission did not investigate whether social media should be regulated or removed, but focused instead on evaluating electoral integrity on these platforms.  Daniel Mills, a sophomore majoring in political science and economics, asked Stedman whether the population can be educated and persuaded to reject biased, misleading political ads or misinformation on platforms. Stedman said that because the United States is polarized and the tactics have already been used by the Republican Party, there is no way to force the population to disregard certain ads online. Secretary General of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age Stephen Stedman discussed the hindrances of the internet age on the democratic election process and provided recommendations for steps the government can take to lessen the disruption of fair democratic election through media to more than 50 people at Ronald Tutor Campus Center Wednesday.  “I think [2020]’s going to get really bad,” Stedman said. “I think political advertising in this country until November is going to be a sewer … There’s a whole bunch of unethical practices out there concerning the digital space and political advertising.”  Facebook does not have strict guidelines for candidates and parties, Stedman said, which allows candidates and campaigns to promote anything on the website. Stedman also said the power of microtargeting is growing, meaning audiences with similar beliefs are only receiving information that affirms their own perspectives. Muyang Zhang, a graduate student studying aging services management, attended the event in hopes of learning more about U.S. politics as the 2020 election is approaching. The discussion helped Zhang identify the positive and negative effects of the digital world.  The conversation, which was moderated by Center for the Political Future director Bob Shrum and Global Policy Institute director Steve Lamy, elaborated on the findings from the Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age released in January, which detailed the impacts of social media in elections. The Annan Commission aims to protect the legitimacy of democracy. Its recent report shared data about new democracies globally and provided recommendations for governments hoping to protect democracy from the threats of technology, including misinformation and propaganda.  “If you are a country, like the United States, that has pre-existing high levels of polarization, has pre-existing high levels of distrust in institutions and has highly partisan traditional media, you are going to be particularly vulnerable to network propaganda, disinformation [and] hate speech,” Stedman said.  Stedman said the government should define political advertising rather than allow media platforms to create their own definitions. He added that the government should require the digital world to be transparent by making it easier for users to identify bots.  “Even with fact-checking, it’s not clear how effective [this strategy] is,” Stedman said. “Fact-checking doesn’t change the belief of somebody who is an ardent supporter … and if you are an ardent opponent of whoever is putting out the disinformation, you are already predisposed not to believe it.”  Stedman, a professor at Stanford University, said countries with high polarization like the United States were likely to face disinformation.  “We’re in a different age,” Stedman said. “What you can do with social media is much more potent than what you had in the past.” Professor Stephen Stedman (middle), the secretary general of the Kofi Annan Commission, discussed 2020 elections with USC faculty. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) Stedman used Mexico as an example, explaining that its last elections happened alongside the invention of “Verificado,” which allows voters to send in questions with a hashtag to clarify the truth behind messages. “Media gives all people a right to say what they want, but because of this, more people may not know the truth but they still say a lot, so these words may confuse other people,” Zhang said. “There would be false news and true news. People need to figure out which one is true.”last_img read more

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Beat writers split on No. 5 Syracuse’s outcome against No. 7 Army

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 5 Syracuse takes on No. 7 Army in the Carrier Dome this Sunday at 1 p.m. This will be the Orange’s first top-10 test of the season after beating Colgate and Binghamton by a combined score of 38-18. Army already has two top-20 wins this season and shot up to No. 7 in the rankings, but the Black Knights were upset by Marist this past Tuesday in Poughkeepsie, New York. Here’s what our beat writers think will happen at the Dome this Sunday. Mitchell Bannon (2-0)Good KnightSyracuse 16, Army 13Army defeated its first three opponents 51-9. They outshot then-No. 19 UMass, NJIT and then-No. 20 Rutgers by 46. The Orange and Black Knights were headed for a battle of undefeated teams, two of the nation’s top ten and the best teams in New York state. Then, Marist — 5.5-goal underdogs — shocked Army Tuesday afternoon and handed the Knights their first loss of the season. Before their loss to the Red Foxes, the Army game looked like it would give the Orange an opportunity for a resume-building win early in the 2020 season. Now, a win seems mandatory for Syracuse to legitimize themselves as championship weekend contenders. And it must come against a team looking to prove Tuesday’s loss was merely an anomaly.Andrew Crane (2-0)UnarmedArmy 17, Syracuse 14AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMany in the lacrosse world gasped on Tuesday when Army rose six spots to No. 7 and then lost to unranked Marist by eight goals in less than 36 hours. But Marist isn’t half-bad and will likely be ranked next week. Maybe Army isn’t a road team and will drop a second-straight game outside of West Point. Maybe Syracuse is better than I predicted and can crack a defense that held then-No. 18 UMass scoreless in the first half. The Orange won’t, though, and I’ll stand by my prediction on the D.O. Sportscast earlier this week. This is their first test of 2020 — the Black Knights being leaps ahead of Colgate and Binghamton. When SU played the Raiders, 14 goals against caused head coach John Desko to harp about defensive problems. Close defender Nick Mellen’s knee injury was mitigated last week by an awful Bearcat offense, but that continued “week-to-week” absence will start to sting Sunday.Arabdho Majumder (2-0)Falling in lineSyracuse 18, Army 12Marist exposed Army’s flaws this past Tuesday, and Syracuse will likely do the same. A lot of the looks Marist got against the Black Knights were similar to what the Orange got against Colgate in their season opener. Marist’s Jojo Pirreca scored a pair from the left wing in the first quarter on Tuesday. That’s Chase Scanlan’s avocado toast. From watching back the Marist film, I have doubts on Army’s one-on-one defense, and Syracuse has about five options to pick from to exploit that. The worry is defense, especially without Nick Mellen. Army loves sitting a player backside or right in front of the crease to try and feed. The Knights also love to run pick plays. That’s where I see the similarities to Colgate, and SU handled that well, even without Mellen in the second half. This weekend will be the first of multiple top-10 wins Syracuse earns this season. Comments Published on February 22, 2020 at 8:08 amlast_img read more

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Clonmel man wins national rally title

first_imgThe duo, in a Ford Fiesta WRC, came fourth in the Sepam Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally in their Ford Fiesta WRC, which was good enough to earn them the title.Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle – who are cousins from Donegal – took the honours in the Stonethrowers.They finished 34.7 seconds clear of their closest challengers in a Ford Fiesta WRC.last_img

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With strong roster in place, Clippers eyeing star free agents to build true contender

first_imgLast summer, the Clippers approached forward Tobias Harris with an offer of a contract extension, one worth $80 million over four years. Harris turned it down, but he was hardly the only piece the team was looking to lock up for a longer term. LA gave two-year deals to guard Avery Bradley ($25 million) and forward Montrezl Harrell, a bargain at $12 million, and gave an in-season extension of three years and $24 million to guard Lou Williams.Additionally, a source told Sporting News, the Clippers also discussed an extension with guard Patrick Beverley, even as he was rehabbing from knee surgery. Like Harris, Beverley opted to play out his final season and test free agency next summer. MORE: How Clippers emerged from “Lob City” era better than everBut the Clippers’ approach to their roster over the past year shows that, even before the team got off to an impressive 16-7 start that has landed them in a tie for first in the West, the franchise was committed to this group of players and foresaw a base from which the rest of a contender could be built.That’s a remarkable turn for the Clippers, expected to need time to dig out of the underachieving wreckage of the Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan era, which overlapped with the ugly, scattershot and tight-fisted reign of former owner Donald Sterling, who was removed in 2014 after recordings of him making racist remarks went public.Turns out, after blockbuster trades to dump Paul and Griffin, plus the free-agent departure of Jordan, the Clippers did not need to do all that much digging. Credit to coach Doc Rivers and general manager Lawrence Frank for recognizing that, and being aggressive in trying to keep the current roster in place.Just before the start of the season, Rivers pointed out that even without the star power of Paul, Griffin and Jordan, the Clippers were nicely set up for both present and future. The team has rebuilt its power structure, added a pair of 2018 lottery picks (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson) and cleared out future cap room to pursue free agents.  “In a strange way, in my opinion, this is the healthiest this franchise has been as far as now and in the future,” Rivers said. “From my vantage point, I love where we are at right now. I look at the totality of what we have done. Think about, when I took over this job and the whole Sterling thing happened, I think we had four people upstairs making decisions. Now we have a group of 20. We’ve never had flexibility, ever. Now we have flexibility.”As a franchise, I think this is the healthiest it’s ever been.”That flexibility could yield the biggest impact in the coming year. The Clippers should have about $50 million in cap space next summer, more than enough to make a run at one of the league’s top free agents.MORE: Four reasons why Mavs find themselves in West playoff raceIn the past two months, as the Timberwolves scrambled to find a deal for guard Jimmy Butler, league sources said the Clippers made no significant push to acquire him, though he listed the Clippers as one of his preferred destinations. Minnesota was reluctant to trade Butler within the conference, and ultimately sent him to Philadelphia.The Clippers were dead-set against sending Tobias Harris to Minnesota in a Butler deal, a decision that’s paid off: Harris is having a career year, with 21.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, plus 42.2 percent shooting from the 3-point line. He could be a first-time All-Star this year.LA’s unwillingness to be aggressive in going after Butler was telling. The Clippers did not want to give away their flexibility by committing to Butler long-term before getting a sense of his fit, and they did not want to give up any assets to acquire him. Most of all, Rivers and Frank wanted to see how this team — a nice mix of promising youngsters, a budding star in Harris and tough-minded veterans — came together heading into 2019 free agency.Besides, the Clippers may have bigger targets in their sights. The team is keeping close watch on Kevin Durant’s happiness level with the Warriors and, according to league sources, has every intention of making a pitch to Durant in July. Durant is expected to give the Clippers a hearing. Moving to Los Angeles and setting up a crosstown rivalry with LeBron James and the Lakers is something Durant would at least have to consider. There’s also Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, a Southern California native who has excelled in Toronto in the early part of the season. Warriors guard Klay Thompson, too, will be a free agent, as will Bucks wing Khris Middleton.The Clippers will need to fork out much more than the $80 million they offered to Harris this summer to keep him in free agency, but they can still sign a top free agent and re-sign Harris. They’ll also look to re-sign center Boban Marjanovic and Beverley, who will also be free agents.It’s a good position for the franchise — set up to be a contender in the near future, but already winning now. Clippers brass foresaw the success. Just look at how they’ve treated their players in the last year-plus.last_img read more

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Wellington boys are off to state! Beat Rose Hill 77-61

first_imgRose Hill:Parker 8, Nolan 1, Eilert 2, Lipscomb 8, Milby 3, Bonar 5, L. Santo 4, A. Santo 21, Ma 5, Clark 2. Wellington boys basketball team wins sub-state championship.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The last time a Wellington boys basketball team made it to state it was 1957. It’s 2015 and no longer does anyone have to mention 1957 again when talking WHS boys basketball.Wellington punched its ticket to Salina with a convincing 77-61 victory over Rose Hill Saturday evening at Ollie Thomas Gymnasium in Winfield. The Crusaders will play Basehor-Linwood in the first round of the State Tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center on Wednesday at 3 p.m. (see brackets here).The Crusaders secured the sub-state championship with an explanation point – scoring the highest point total of the season with a dramatic offensive attack. Four Wellington players scored in double figures with senior Trevor Nance leading the way with 24 points.Wellington’s 2015 state bound team.Brian Buchanan, who has been the head boys basketball coach at Wellington since 2003, said there were plenty of smiles in the locker room afterwards. None probably bigger than the coach himself. “I’m so happy for the guys, and happy for the town,” Buchanan said. “I’m just thankful that the board and the administration were so patient as we do things the right way.”Perhaps the best part of this evening was how easily this game came for the Dukes. Wellington exploded to a 26-15 lead, and never really allowed the Rockets to get closer than six points.“If I told you we weren’t ready to play the sub-state championship game, I’d be lying,” Nance said.  “We were wanting to play the game at the shoot around at 9 o’clock this morning.”Wellington senior Colin Reichenberger immediately set the tone with a steal and basket to put Wellington up 2-0. The Crusaders then saw A.J. Snipes hit two baskets- one a trey – and at the 5:20 mark of the first quarter Wellington was in front 9-0.Colin Reichenberger receives hug on sidelines in final minute.“We can’t brag about our defense but we can brag about our offense tonight,” Buchanan said. “Our defense has been our staple the latter stage of the season. But tonight it was our offense.”When Wellington was running, Rose Hill was gasping and the Rockets had no answers for Wellington’s inside presence. Ian King had 19 points for Wellington.At quarter’s end, Wellington was on pace to score 100. But the second quarter, Wellington appeared a bit gassed and it was the only eight minutes in which Rose Hill outscored the Dukes. With 1:02 in the second, Rose Hill closed the gap to 41-35, the closest it would get all evening.The half ended, though, with a coast-to-coast layup by Reichenberger at the buzzer. He started and ended the half with layups.“I didn’t know how much was on the clock,” Reichenberger said. “I thought about dishing it off to Snipes, but I didn’t think we would have enough time so I just ran with it.”Wellington has had a tendency of having scoring droughts much of the season and there was that fear going into the third. But Wellington would have none of it. The Crusaders quickly established a double-digit lead again and would up its advantage to 16 in the first four minutes of the half. At third quarter’s end, Wellington was leading 58-45.Brian Buchanan guides his team to sub-state tournament championship.And the fourth quarter was about maintenance – preserving that lead the Dukes had worked so hard the first three quarters to achieve. There would be no Rose Hill comeback.In the final minute, Buchanan would pull each starter one-by-one, who was getting the cheers of their players and the elated crowd.Wellington did it. They are sub-state champions. Wellington26171519—77 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Shelley Hansel · 283 weeks ago So proud of our Crusaders!! It was a great win!! Now on to State!! Go Big Red!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 283 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Bob Weir · 283 weeks ago Tracy I just sent an e-mail to three of the last four survivors of that 1957 basketball team, advising them to check your article regarding the boys basketball team going to state this year. I’m hopeing to will hear from a couple of them. Report Reply 0 replies · active 283 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Sheriff: PBSO Will Get Body Cameras

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said Wednesday evening that his agency will soon get body cameras.The announcement came during a roundtable discussion called the Community Forum onPolicing.He believes the cameras will help improve transparency between the department and the community.“We are one of the agencies that don’t have it, but we are very excited about the fact that we are going to have it,” he said. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”Bradshaw added that the department is in discussions with the county administrator and will also be speaking with the county commission, in order to determine whether funding for the equipment may come from sales tax money.Additionally, PBSO is reviewing several vendors, in order to ensure the agency has the best technology available, according to Bradshaw.County Commission to Consider Body Cameras for PBSOlast_img read more

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Hart heads the field at Green Valley

first_imgDiv C didn’t score any better but another win for the fast improving Chris Smart, also with 36pts, underlined that his handicap of 27 is not likely to last long.  Bruce McAdam was back in the frame again with 33 ahead of Aussie visitor Chris Van Hausen in third and nice to see Ivan also on the podium with his 29pts, edging out two other players.The top score of the day was in Div B and it came from Greg Hill with a mighty fine 39pts, two in front of the afore-mentioned Chris’s mate, John Mills.  Waldo was back in third on 34 just heading off John Fitzgerald on the same score.There were three ‘2’s from Bob Finley & Chris Playforth (C8) & Greg Hill (D2).Div A (0-15)1st John Stafford (15) 36pts2nd Bob Finley (14) 34pts3rd Steve Poznanski (12) 34pts4th Chris Playforth (10) 34ptsDiv B (16-22)1st Greg Hill (21) 39pts2nd John Mills (19) 37pts3rd Stephen Blazsanyik (16) 34pts4th John Fitzgerald (19) 34ptsDiv C (23+)1st Chris Smart (27) 36pts2nd Bruce McAdam (27) 33pts3rd Chris Van Hausen (23) 31pts4th Ivan Plunkett (24) 29ptsTuesday, Sept. 17, Phoenix – StablefordWe had 7 Outbackers today playing the Mountain and the Lakes but due to the heavy rain the night before, the golf carts were only allowed on the paths making it very difficult for the caddies to bring the correct clubs.  We played preferred lies through the green, necessary due to the wetness of the course but the greens were still quite fast.John Lawton.Unfortunately, Phoenix management have now brought out a coupon service at the kiosks where you buy 100 baht’s worth of coupons for a 20 baht bottle of water, as change you receive 80 baht in coupons.  You also have to spend all the coupons as you don’t get your money back but apparently you can use them on another day.We have also heard through the grapevine that in the very near future it will be one person to a cart for the same price (700 baht) – Hmmmm!The scoring was not that brilliant with the Suzi’s “Old Man” getting the win with just 33pts from Aussie visitor Chris Playforth (32) who beat the aforementioned Suzi on count back.There were no ‘2’s.1st John Lawton (19) 33pts2nd Chris Playforth (10) 32ptsWednesday, Sept. 18, Siam Plantation – StablefordA spectacular 75 gross gave Geoff Stimpson 41pts to win here on the A & B nines on somewhat damp course, producing little or no roll on the fairways.  The rest of the scoring wasn’t too shabby either with Chris’s name coming up again with 40pts to take second, going one place better than his third at Burapha on Monday and to end his golfing holiday on a high.Murray Hart.It was no great surprise that Rosco took third, as he loves this course too much, beating playing partner and mate, Paul Rodgers, both with the same 39.There were two ‘2’s from Geoff Stimpson (A3) and Paul Rodgers (A6)1st Geoff Stimpson (8) 41pts2nd Chris Van Hausen (23) 40pts3rd Rosco Langoulant (13) 39ptsFriday, Sept. 20, Green Valley – StablefordThere couldn’t have been many places where golf was played today, after continuous rain for the last couple of days.  PSC’s Pattana Monthly was washed away, so Sugar dashed across to Green Valley to see if he could salvage a game there.  To his surprise and our surprise he could, particularly as the course was still closed at 7.30 in the morning but it brightened up a little and the rained eased to a drizzle and play was possible, albeit with preferred lies through the green.  With not too many withdrawals and a couple of late additions, including Sugar, 23 players took to the track.Muzza, blazed a trail with his 39pts to win the premier division by two from Paul Bourke and Chris Playforth both on 37 and Sel Wegner, having his first game after five weeks back home, was unlucky to just miss out on count back.Paul Bourke.Rick Forrest got it all right at last to win Div B with the best of two 37’s, the other one scored by John Mills.  B2 (Bruce McAdam) completed his week with a third place, to follow his second place at Burapha on Monday.  B2 headed three players all with 35.There were six ‘2’s from Murray Hart (4th), Kerry Beck (10th), Sugar Ray Handford & Bruce McAdam (12th) and Paul Greenaway & David Davies (16th).Finally, our thanks to John Lawton who ran the tournament today so smoothly even if he did finish last.Div A (0-14)1st Murray Hart (13) 39pts2nd Paul Bourke (9) 37pts3rd Chris Playforth (10) 37ptsDiv B (15+)1st Rick Forrest (23) 37pts2nd John Mills (19) 37pts3rd Bruce McAdam (27) 35ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Sept. 16, Burapha – StablefordA pleasant enough day for the 35 players at Burapha playing the C & D nines with the added bonus of a surprise two-tee start, on top of the fifteen minute earlier than scheduled start time, enabling General Jack to get everybody away before 9.45. The scoring was fair to middling in Div A, with an unusually high upper limit of 15, which elevated John Stafford, quite uniquely to the first division.  He made the most of the honour to score 36pts to take first place by two from three guys all tied up on 34; namely Bob Finley, Steve Poz and Chris Playforth, the usual count back sorting them all out.Chris Smart.last_img read more

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Red Bank Seeking Funds for Basie Jazz Series

first_imgRED BANK—The borough’s Vision Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Juanita Lewis, has announced that, in honor of Red Bank-born William “Count” Basie, the group is planning a jazz series for the month of August.The group will be offering three free open-air jazz concerts on Friday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at various locations throughout Red Bank to celebrate the birthday month of “the Kid From Red Bank” and to pay homage to jazz music in the community that produced this musical legend, 365 days each year.The group is currently seeking sponsors to help fund this celebration of Count Basie’s contribution to music history not only in Red Bank, but all over the music world. Anyone interested in helping out should contact Lewis at 732-842-8673.last_img read more

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ROYAL HEROINE STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, VASILIKA, WINNER: “We broke fine at the rail. We changed our strategy when I saw Mike (Smith) was out of the race on the first turn and we went to plan B. I can never do anything wrong with this filly. No matter what I do, she covers me. She is definitely something special.”DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, MEAL TICKET, SECOND: “My plan was to follow the speed and when two took the first turn the way she did, it kind of forced me to change it up a bit. But, I was still pretty much where I wanted to be. I almost got myself in a good position where I could trap Vasilika, but she just proved to have too much horse to keep her bottled up down in there. My filly ran a really good race, so I’m pretty happy.”MIKE SMITH, MS BAD BEHAVIOR, EASED GOING INTO CLUB HOUSE TURN:  “No, she didn’t bolt.  I just didn’t like the way she was moving.  I’d rather be safe than sorry.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, VASILIKA, WINNER: “I talked to Flavien (Prat) a little bit before the race and I told him if ‘You wanted to do something a little different, I didn’t mind.’ I think he was a little nervous about being back today, so he kept her a little closer and it worked anyway. She’s doing good right now, that’s for sure.”As to what’s next, Hollendorfer said he would look at the $400,000 Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (Grade II) on Kentucky Derby Day, May 4.OWNER QUOTES GEORGE TODARO, VASILIKA, WINNER: “I don’t know what caught my eye on this mare, I didn’t expected this, some of them work out and some of them don’t, that one worked out very well and I am very pleased. Jerry (Hollendorfer) does a good job at picking out horses that can move up, there are several others like that not as extreme but he is great.”MARK SCHLAICH, VASILIKA, WINNER: “Jerry just called us up and asked if we wanted a piece of her (Vasilika) and he talked about her a little bit, I usually say yes about 3 of the 4 times, he took Vasilika to his camp  and put a little weight on her and got her into shape. We are always looking ahead and we like to compete so we will do something creative with here to stay in the competitive world. We like it.”NOTES: The winning owners are All Schlaich Stables LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro.Vasilika and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

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