Jamai Raja fancied in the third

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) CAPTAIN GRANVILLE/ ABOGADO (2) ELVIRA/CHANGE HIM NAME (3) JAMAI RAJA (4) ABOVE THE RADAR/ OUR CREATION (5) RAGING PROSPECT/ HOLOGRAM SHADOW (6) YOGA/LEGAL ACCOUNT The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday and the carryover to tomorrow’s 12-race meet stands at $4.2 million. There is also a carryover in the second Super-6, this amounting to nearly $1 million. The Pick-9 will be conducted from race four to 12; the first Super-6 from race one to six; the late Super-6 from race seven to 12. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a three-year-old maiden special over 1820 metres to be contested by seven starters, including top contenders CAPTAIN GRANVILLE and the free-running ABOGADO, to be ridden by champion jockey-designate Shane Ellis and Wesley Henry, respectively. The Andrew McDonald-trained ABOGADO has been knocking loudly at the door in sprints, failing by a head to stave off the outsider QUEENOFSAINTROSE over 1200 metres on December 5, a race in which CAPTAIN GRANVILLE finished a well-beaten ninth after being brought slowly into stride. Prior to that race, CAPTAIN GRANVILLE was second to MEET JUSTIN over a mile as the 4-5 favourite and returning over a more suitable trip, and the figure eight now fitted, should outfinish ABOGADO in the closing stages. ELVIRA, who beat all, barring the in-form FRANKENSTORM over the round-five course on November 28, is tipped to go one better now dropped-in-class ($350,00 claiming from $450,000) in the second race over 1100 metres. Trained by Paul Smith, ELVIRA will report in good nick, and despite the obvious clams of CHANGE HIM NAME, with the improving female apprentice Mellisa Ward again in the saddle following his near miss to INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres on Sunday, as well as ROCKETEER and FIFTYONESTORM, she gets the nod in a field of nine. The third race over 1300 metres for maiden three-year-olds looks tailored for JAMAI RAJA, who ran a fair race when finishing six lengths fifth to SORENTINO’S STAR over 1400 metres in the valuable Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy on November 28. Prior to that, on November 14, the chestnut colt by Market Rally out of Angela’s Favourite chased home his highly thought of stable companion ZUGULU over this trip in the Caymanas Juvenile Sprint and with trainer Richard Azan calling up his promising 4.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey for the ride, reducing the weight to 51.5kg, the hint should be taken. Best of his 12 opponents is THE PROMISE LAND (Wesley Henry up), a lightly raced colt who is steadily coming along. After winning easily over 1820 metres on a $350,000 claiming tag last Saturday, ABOVE THE RADAR, with Aaron Chatrie again in the saddle, steps down in class for the fourth race over a mile, and although he can expect stiff opposition from OUR CREATION (Bebeto Harvey up) and AUDRE’S BLESSING, in a 10-horse field, should bring fitness into play and win again. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by down-in-class RAGING PROSPECT (Shamaree Muir up) and the fleet-footed YOGA, working well with Paul ‘Country’ Francis riding for trainer Solomon Sharpe. Their respective dangers are HOLOGRAM SHADOW under Shane Ellis and LEGAL ACCOUNT, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta. Elvira gets the nodlast_img read more

Fulham v Preston line-ups: Parker back in late switch, two changes for Preston

first_imgScott Parker makes his first Fulham appearance in seven months after Sakari Mattila pulled out at the last minute.The Whites skipper, who hasn’t played since April, was initially named on the bench.But he was promoted to the starting line-up when Mattila, who was originally one of three changes from the side that drew at MK Dons, withdrew with a back injury.Ross McCormack, Ryan Fredericks, Richard Stearman, Tom Cairney and Jamie O’Hara all came through fitness tests.Ryan Tunnicliffe misses out with injury, Tim Ream starts at centre-back in place of Dan Burn while James Husband, available again after suspension, replaces Luke Garbutt at left-back.Preston make two changes, with Bailey Wright suspended and Calum Woods out with injury.Fit-again captain Tom Clarke replaces Wright, while Marnick Vermijl plays at right wing-back.Fulham: Lewis; Fredericks, Stearman, Ream, Husband; O’Hara; Parker, Kavanagh; Cairney; McCormack, Dembele. Subs: Rodak, Voser, Garbutt, Hutchinson, Pringle, Smith, Woodrow.Preston: Pickford; Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham; Vermijl, Browne, Gallagher, Johnson, Reach; Garner, Doyle. Subs: Kirkland, Davies, Kilkenny, Welsh, Hugill, Keane, May.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Shoprite launches feeding scheme

first_img“We have been piloting two mobile soup kitchens since February 2007, which to date have served a total of 1.48-million meals of soup and bread in the Gauteng and North West provinces,” Basson said. Each mobile kitchen is manned by three Shoprite staff members who are supported by the Shoprite supermarket in the area in which they operate. A public relations team of nine people will coordinate the relief effort countrywide. 6 March 2009 Mobile soup kitchens “As the largest retailer on the continent, serving 54.4% of South Africans in its supermarkets in this country, Shoprite regards it as its duty to assist wherever possible in bringing at least a nutritious meal per day to these people,” Basson said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The project will be expanded with two further mobile soup kitchens in each of the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces and one each in the Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, bringing the total to 10. Manned by staff Shoprite estimates that it will distribute at least 3.88-million cups of soup over the next 12 months, especially to children and senior citizens, as well as to thousands of people affected by job losses. SAinfo reporter Finance Minister Trevor Manual announced in his February Budget speech that government support for school feeding schemes would increase by R4-billion over the next three years. South African retailer Shoprite has launched a feeding programme to help the country’s poorest communities. The initiative also has the support of Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Royco. Announcing the initiative this week, Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson said the retailer had recognised the pressure put on less privileged people by the current economic climate, and had reviewed the company’s social spending for the year.last_img read more

Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei

first_imgPhilippines coach Chot Reyes. Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERNational team coach Chot Reyes has no doubt who the hero was for Gilas Pilipinas in its 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.“I thought June Mar saved us,” Reyes said just moments after the Philippines remained unscathed in Group B of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiThe Cebuano giant came off the bench and provided the much-needed boost for the home team after it fell to a 17-4 hole to start the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe reigning four-time PBA MVP unleashed a Gilas career-best 17 points, to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.Fajardo’s stellar showing was indeed a welcome sight for the Philippines, which had to endure an off-night from its naturalized center Andray Blatche. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese Taipei Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’center_img MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We got off to that terrible start but you know, it’s a big luxury for us to know that we’ve got a guy like June Mar coming off the bench,” Reyes said.“I told him that he was coming off the bench and he was perfectly fine with it. And today, he showed it. Even in Japan, I thought he had a great performance but today, he was fantastic,” he said.With the San Miguel big man’s game clicking, Gilas Pilipinas was rewarded with the luxury of keeping the Chinese Taipei defense guessing as Reyes fielded in a formidable twin tower combo of Fajardo and Blatche.“They had to pick their poison. They keyed their defense on Blatche, took away his driving lanes and doubled him at every opportunity, but they couldn’t double team both Blatche and June Mar. That allowed June Mar to operate by himself and that got him a lot of opportunities,” said the seasoned mentor.With Fajardo and Blatche’s partnership showing some promise, that may very well be the morale boost Gilas needs when it returns to action in the second window of the qualifiers late February against reigning Asian champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa boss Smith confident keeping hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Abraham

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith confident keeping hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Abrahamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith remains confident of keeping hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.Rumours are rife that an £18million move to Wolves is imminent.Smith says he still expects the 21-year-old to be at Villa Park next week though.“I haven’t heard anything,” Smith said following Villa’s 3-0 defeat to Swansea. “I believe Tammy was here today.“I believe he will be in training on Monday.” last_img read more

a month agoDe Gea: Man Utd improving under Solskjaer

first_imgDe Gea: Man Utd improving under Solskjaerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid de Gea insists Manchester United have improved under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Despite a relatively indifferent start to this season, De Gea – who signed a new long-term contract on Monday – says the Norwegian has the full backing of everyone at the club.”From the moment he arrived here he showed his faith in me, right from minute one,” the Spain international told United’s official website.”I think he had a massive impact with the team. I think we won 10 or 11 games on the bounce. Everyone has faith in him, that’s the most important thing.”The fans are behind him and he’s a manager who knows the club really well and the people who work here and I reckon that is essential.”He also shows a lot of confidence in the younger players, which is important for us and so he’s a really great manager.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoCrisis club AC Milan approach Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko

first_imgCrisis club AC Milan approach Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenkoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan have made an approach to Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko.Milan coach Marco Giampaolo is under huge pressure after defeat to Fiorentina on Sunday.TMW says Milan have opened talks with legend Shevchenko, who has been on the Ukraine bench since the summer of 2016. He is under contract until July 2020.Giampaolo will be given one more game to turn things around and that is next weekend against Genoa, who are also in crisis.Indeed, it’s claimed Genoa have told Aurelio Andreazzoli he’ll be fired if he doesn’t win that match and will be replaced by former Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Annie Lennox Speaks On UN Radio About Ending AIDS Around The World

first_imgAnnie Lennox has talked to United Nations Radio about ending AIDS around the world.“Start free, stay free, AIDS free” is a new plan adopted by the UN and its partners to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic.The announcement was made during a High-Level Meeting in the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, focussing on wiping the disease out by 2030.To listen to Annie speak, click here.last_img

Foreignborn people living in the US have higher life satisfaction than nativeborn

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 21 2019Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found immigrants from white, Hispanic and other racial groups have higher levels of happiness and overall life satisfaction than those born in the United States.Their findings were recently published in the February 2019 print edition of the Journal of Aging and Health.”We discovered that people who are foreign-born and living in the United States do have higher levels of life satisfaction,” Carr said. “We examined life satisfaction because it is a useful global measure for understanding how people are doing on the whole with regard to how they feel about their life. It’s a good way of capturing their overall well-being.”Scholars found Hispanic immigrants in the United States had the highest overall life satisfaction of any other racial group. Study participants had lived in the United States for an average of about 30 years.”The older adult immigrants in our sample adjusted to life in the United States, and they’re thriving more than their native-born counterparts,” Carr said. “This is particularly true for Hispanics, who maintain their well-being despite having fewer resources than their native-born counterparts. They seem to have developed a life that provides a good old age.”In the past 50 years, scholars have examined a concept known as the “Hispanic Paradox,” which refers to the observation that older Hispanic immigrants in the United States tend to have better health outcomes than non-Hispanic whites despite their more limited socioeconomic resources.”We wanted to see if this was also true for overall well-being,” Carr said.The paradox is believed to stem from cultural and social factors specific to immigrants of Hispanic origin.Related StoriesBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTComplement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research”It might be that those cultural factors are quite beneficial in terms of maintaining well-being,” Carr said. “For instance, it may be their overall spirituality or sense of community. Studies have shown there are expectations for support in the Hispanic culture. However, we were unable to identify specific mechanisms that explain these effects.”Researchers examined data from more than 7,000 participants 60 years and older who were surveyed for the most recent wave of the Health and Retirement Study in 2014. This study is the largest and most comprehensive study of older adults in the US.The team also found that foreign-born blacks did not report the same increases in overall life satisfaction as compared to other races.”It was very discouraging to see this outcome for the black sample,” Carr said. “Blacks in general have lower levels of life satisfaction than everybody else and foreign-born blacks do not experience any better outcomes.”Carr and her colleagues also studied how levels of education were linked with overall life satisfaction. For whites, higher levels of education translated to higher levels of life satisfaction. However, they found for both native and foreign-born blacks, the more education they had, the lower their life satisfaction.”That was a puzzling discovery,” Carr said. “This means that education does not seem to enhance the lives of minorities like we might expect. We do not know the reasons for these trends, but we might guess that factors like discrimination are involved, detracting from their overall happiness. For instance, someone who has a college degree, who is in a job with similarly educated individuals who are not minority, might be more overtly aware of the discrimination they’re experiencing.”Researchers found higher levels of education for native-born Hispanics also was associated with lower life satisfaction.Carr said further research needs to take place to determine what factors are at the root of these varying levels of happiness in later life. Source:https://news.fsu.edu/news/education-society/2019/03/20/older-immigrants-living-in-u-s-more-satisfied-with-life-than-native-born-counterparts/last_img read more

Study identifies key characteristics and experiences of people who internalize weight bias

first_imgResearch has found that, beyond the effects of BMI and depression, self-directed weight stigma is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. In this study–the largest investigation of weight self-stigma in the world–researchers surveyed adults to identify key characteristics and experiences of people who internalize weight bias.Participants recalled when in their life they experienced weight stigma from other people, how frequent and how upsetting the experiences were, and who it was that called them names, rejected them, or denied them an opportunity simply because of their weight. Results showed that almost two-thirds of the participants reported experiencing weight stigma at least once in their life, and almost half reported experiencing these events when they were children or teens. The researchers examined the relationships between these experiences and levels of self-directed stigma.Related StoriesResearchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspringNovel program in England’s third largest city helps reduce childhood obesity’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesParticipants who reported experiencing weight stigma from others had higher levels of internalized weight bias than those who reported no experiences of weight stigma. Researchers say this was particularly true for participants who had weight-stigmatizing experiences early in life and continued to have these upsetting experiences as adults. People who experienced weight stigma from family members or friends, or from those in their workplace, community, or health care setting, also had greater evidence of weight self-stigma compared to participants who did not encounter weight stigma from those sources.”Our findings can inform ways to support people who are experiencing or internalizing weight stigma, including opportunities to address weight stigma as part of weight management and healthy lifestyle programs,” said the study’s principal investigator Rebecca Puhl, PhD, a professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut.The study sample, although the largest to date, represented only a small percentage of WW members, so the findings may not generalize to all members or to adults trying to lose weight in other ways. Some prior research has suggested that people who internalize weight bias may have worse long-term weight loss outcomes, but more research on this topic is needed.In addition, Pearl’s team is developing a psychological intervention for weight self-stigma that can be incorporated into weight management. Source:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine We don’t yet know why some people who struggle with their weight internalize society’s stigma and others do not. These findings represent a first step toward helping us identify, among people trying to manage their weight, who may be most likely to self-stigmatize. People who are trying to lose weight may be among the most vulnerable to weight self-stigma, but this issue is rarely discussed in treatment settings.”Study’s lead author Rebecca Pearl, PhD, an assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 15 2019Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some individuals who struggle with weight may internalize the stigma directed toward them, blaming and devaluing themselves because of their weight. While it’s known that weight “self-stigma” is associated with poor mental and physical health, it isn’t clear who is most prone to this internalization.In a new study published today in Obesity Science and Practice, researchers at Penn Medicine and the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in the commercial weight management program WW International (formerly Weight Watchers Inc.), and found that participants who internalized weight bias the most tended to be younger, female, have a higher body mass index (BMI), and have an earlier onset of their weight struggle. Participants who were black or had a romantic partner had lower levels of internalization.last_img read more