I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes

Monday, May 21, 2012

The placement for first and second place at the 2012 Preakness Stakes could have been a replay of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month as I’ll Have Another came in first with Bodemeister behind in second. In this race, Creative Cause finished third.

By winning the Kentucky Derby and the 137th Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another has a chance at winning the US Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. The final race I’ll Have Another would have to win is the Belmont Stakes, which will be held on June 9.

I’ll Have Another was not favored to win the Preakness Stakes and his odds were set at 3-1. Bodemeister, who was the favorite at 2-1 odds, was the speed horse again as he led the field for most of the race just as he did at the Kentucky Derby. This time, Creative Cause was following close behind in second by the time the field of horses reached the far turn. Just as in the Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another pushed faster in the final leg of the race. However, the Preakness Stakes finish was closer with I’ll Have Another squeezing by the pacesetter at the very end to win the race in 1:56.9.

Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez has won his last four races with I’ll Have Another. He gave I’ll Have Another the credit for the finish, “No one put him in this race. He put himself into the race,” he said. Gutierrez said all he had to do was signal to the horse that it was time to challenge Bodemeister and the horse did the rest.

The winning horse is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill.

The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland was filled with a crowd of 121,309 to watch the Triple Crown hopeful. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.


According to the official Pimlico website, the horses that competed this year in the Preakness Stakes by starting position include:

1. Tiger Walk is owned by Sagamore Farm, trained by Ignacio Correas IV, and was ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez.

2. Teeth of the Dog is owned by J.W. Singer. The thoroughbred is trained by Michael Matz and the jockey was Joe Bravo.

3. Pretension was the winner of the 2012 Canonero II Stakes. The horse is owned by Kidwells Petite Stable, trained by Christopher W. Grove, and was raced by Javier Santiago.

4. Zetterholm is owned by Winter Park Partners, trained by Richard E. Dutrow, Jr., and ridden by Junior Alvarado.

5. Went The Day Well is owned by Team Valor International and is trained by H. Graham Motion. His jockey was John Velazquez. This team won last year’s Kentucky Derby race with Animal Kingdom, and they took Went The Day Well to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

6. Creative Cause is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. His jockey was be Joel Rosario. Creative Cause was part of the field at the Kentucky Derby, too.

7. Bodemeister, winner of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, is trained by Bob Baffert. He is owned by Zayat Stables and his jockey was Mike Smith.

8. Daddy Nose Best was the winner of the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park and the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate and raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by Cathy and Bob Zollars, trained by Steve Asmussen. His jockey was Julien Leparoux.

9. I’ll Have Another was the winner of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. He is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez.

10. Optimizer is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, owned by tobacconist Brad Kelley of Bluegrass Hall LLC and ridden by Corey Nakatani. This horse raced also raced in the Kentucky Derby.

11. Cozzetti is trained by Dale Romans and was raced by Jose Lezcano The horse is owned by Albaugh Family Stables.

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2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

Saturday, July 19, 2008

This year’s Leisure Taiwan trade show (a.k.a Taiwan Sport Recreation and Leisure Show) started yesterday, with 131 companies participating including sports media companies such as ESPN and VideoLand Television, businesses selling sports equipment and fitness clubs.

There were also a variety of sports being played in the arena built for the trade show. The events included a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, free style shooting, and bicycle test-riding. In addition, conferences discussed issues related to sports and physical education.

A major topic in the trade show was energy-efficiency and, as a result, bicycles and similar sports equipment were being heavily promoted.

Next Tuesday, companies from the electronics industry plan to promote their industry at “2008 Digital E-Park.” In previous years, organizations from the electronics industry have showcased their products at Leisure Taiwan instead of at the Digital E-Park, so this move has reduced the number of markets covered by Leisure Taiwan.

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England: Baby born with heart outside body operated on; surviving, three weeks after birth

Friday, December 15, 2017

On Tuesday, parents of baby Vanellope Hope Wilkins and representatives of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, England reported to the press that Vanellope has survived three weeks after being born with her heart outside her chest, a rare birth defect known as ectopia cordis. She has been operated on three times, initially less than an hour after her birth on November 22, and will need further surgery; doctors believe she is the first baby in the United Kingdom to survive being born with the condition.

Vanellope’s parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, live in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire; Vanellope is Naomi’s third child. They learnt about the defect from a prenatal scan, but opted not to terminate the pregnancy. She was delivered prematurely by caesarian section by 50 people including four teams, placed in a sterile plastic bag and operated on 50 minutes later for the first of three times so far. Frances Bu’Lock, a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Glenfield, noted that unlike some cases of ectopia cordis, she does not have any heart defect or other displaced organs; at nine weeks, part of her stomach also protruded, but by sixteen weeks, only her heart was affected. Dr. Bu’Lock had originally told her parents she had only a “remote” chance of surviving.

Ectopia cordis is very rare and reportedly occurs in fewer than eight of every million babies born alive. It usually leads to a stillbirth when the pregnancy is not terminated, and with the likelihood of other associated congenital defects, plus the risk of infection, Vanellope’s survival is very unusual. Dr. Martin Ward-Platt, a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, stated “we wouldn’t expect a case like this to happen in the UK more often than once every five to 10 years.”

Her mother said they called her Vanellope after a character in the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph because she was born with “a glitch”.

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Maximize Tax Benefits With Income Tax Preparation In New York City

May, 2017 byadmin

Every April many people dread the tax deadline day. Some people may ignore their taxes and hope they go away. This will lead to penalties and fines. Other people work on their taxes, but also develop more gray hairs as they struggle through the complex tax codes. Feelings of dread and gloom do not have to be a part of every April. Hiring a CPA to take care of taxes will relieve you of the tax preparation burden and bring confidence that your taxes are done right. Additional benefits of hiring a professional include getting expert tax advise, saving money, and saving time.

A CPA is an expert in the tax codes. This professional will know how to get most out of each situation. A CPA will also be able to provide advise on how to save more money on taxes in the future. This advise may include how much to contribute to a health savings account, how to claim expenses such as child care, and how to qualify for other deductions.

Investing in Income Tax preparation in New York City will save you money in the long run. A CPA will make sure you are getting all of the deductions that you are entitled to in the tax code. The advice you receive can also save you money in years to come. Although circumstances and situations vary, you may be able to save thousands of dollars by hiring a tax professional.

If you have a single job, have no dependents, and do not have any deductions you probably do not need to hire a tax professional. The 1040EZ is fast and simple to complete. Dependents, deductions, multiple income sources, an investment income, or self-employment all add complexity to a tax return. Complex taxes take time to work through and file. An experienced professional will be able to complete the task efficiently, saving you time.

A tax professional can relieve you from the burden of tax paperwork and hours of searching through tax codes. Also, a CPA will save you money by maximizing your tax benefits and time by completing the tax paperwork efficiently. For more information on Income Tax preparation in New York City visit Rawcpa.com.

Deaths on South African roads at 1215 for December 2005

Thursday, January 5, 2006

According to the South African government’s Department of Transport, the number of fatalities on the country’s roads during December 2005 was 1,215. This is compared with 1,234 the previous year, where the total number of deaths in traffic accidents was 10,530.

Department of Transport spokeswoman, Collen Msibi, stated that 512 of the fatalities were pedestrians, 414 passengers, and 289 drivers. 2005 saw the number of vehicles on South Africa’s roads rise by nearly half a million to just under eight million with 779,000 new drivers adding to the dangers on the country’s roads.

“To deal with this high level of unsafety, traffic authorities will increase the number of patrol vehicles on the road, law enforcement officers and unmarked vehicles to do more spot checks and roadblocks,” Msibi said.

“Our analysis has revealed that most accidents are preceded by offences such as ignoring road signs, driving drunk, speeding, vehicles cutting in front of others, driving defective vehicles and fatigue.”

The road toll in South Africa is similar to that of South Korea, Mexico, Japan and Thailand. However, except for South Korea these countries have significantly larger populations.

The worst country in the world for deaths in road traffic accidents, is currently accepted to be China. Figures released for 2002 reveal that 250,007 people were killed in that year.

The South African government has acknowledged the problem since 2001. At that time they launched their “Arrive Alive” campaign, targeting vehicle condition, driver fitness, speeding and drunk driving.

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Colegio Preciosa Sangre, Pichilemu, amidst other Chilean schools celebrate Student’s Day

Saturday, May 15, 2010

On Friday morning, Student’s Day was celebrated in the most schools across Chile. Student’s Day was created in May 11, 1990 by Chile’s Ministry of Education. The same day, the Supreme Decree N° 524 was validated, whereby also authorized the functioning of Student’s Centres in the High Education schools.

At Colegio Preciosa Sangre, Pichilemu celebration started at 8:30 AM local time (1230 UTC). Students, grouped by grade, shared a cup of milk and sandwiches. Competitions and games were originally planned to take place in the school’s yard, but due to adverse weather, these were moved to an old, large room. The school was split into two teams, Roja (red) and Verde (green). The event was organized by Nicole Grez, Carol Piña, and Paola Sepúlveda, amidst others, and the judges included Angélica Miranda and Mother Loreto Fuentes.

The first of the activities was the performance of a Pichileminian metal band, that covered Metallica’s songs. Subsequently, started the games. The first one consisted of the imitation of a well-known musical artist. The Roja alliance prepared the imitation of Ráfaga’s Luna Luna. The Verde alliance performed a sketch with Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy. Both alliances gained points for this activity.

The next activity in the morning was gymkhana, that consisted if three steps for students from first to eight grades of Basic Education:

  1. Put a thread through a needle.
  2. Eat a pear while playing with a basketball ball.
  3. Pump up and burst an inflatable globe.

From the first to fourth grades of High Education:

  1. Take out a coin from a plate full of flour.
  2. Eat a sandwich with hot chilli, and drink a glass of Coke.
  3. Put a thread through two needles. (Between this step and the fourth, they have to chew the same pear).
  4. Pump up and burst two globes.

In the group of 1st to 4th Grade (Basic), 5th to 8th Grade (Basic) and 1st to 4th Grade (High), the Verde team won.

Subsequently, some girls from the Cheer-leading team performed a dance with some teachers from the school. Later, a game of the 3-legs jump took place. It mainly consisted of: samples of well-known songs were played, when they stopped, the pairs had to jump until they reached the microphone, and sing the rest of the song. Three groups of four grades were formed, as in the gymkhana game. Each group had to listen 3 songs.

1st to 4th Grade (Basic)
  1. Mazapán – Una Cuncuna Amarilla : Draw
  2. Américo – Que Levante La Mano : Verde team won
  3. Shakira – Loba : Verde team won
5th to 8th Grade (Basic)
  1. Mazapán – Caballito Blanco : Rojo team won
  2. Sin Bandera – Suelta Mi Mano : Rojo team won
  3. DJ Méndez feat. Crossfire – Lady : Rojo team won
1st to 4th Grade (High)
  1. Los Jaivas – Mira Niñita : Rojo team won
  2. Shakira – Waka Waka (Esto es África) : Draw
  3. Wisin & Yandel – La Minifalda : Draw

Finally it was determined that the Rojo team won this game. The penultimate game took place at 12:05 local time (16:05 UTC), and it consisted of:

  1. First round: collect 15 turnkeys.
  2. Second round: collect 10 clocks.

All of this had to be done in just 30 seconds. In the first round, the Verde team collected 11 turnkeys, and the Rojo team, 10. In the second round, the Verde team collected 6 clocks, while the Rojo team, 7.

The last game was tugar tugar, which consisted of dancing known songs, including The Rickrollerz’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Cosculluela’s Prrum, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Américo’s Te Vas and Chilean cuecas. After some time, the jury took out some pairs. There were six pairs, with a student from each grade. As the game came to a close, only two pairs remained. Finally, the game was won by the verde team.

Angélica Miranda and Mother Loreto Fuentes, both judges, congratulated both teams and gave the total results:

Alliance Points
Roja 8000
Verde 9250

The same Pichileminian metal band that performed at the beginning of the games, played again, as students left the building.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Wednesday, the 12th in Los Ángeles. The teachers congratulated the students and at once, they enjoyed activities that included artistic acts, deportive activities and certainly, free food, depending on the scholar journey.

In the José Manso de Velasco School, one of the teachers disguised as Américo, and revolutionized the students. In the Liceo Comercial, they elected a Queen. The most popular took place in Sternenkinder, a special school, locally known as NEE (Necesidad Educativa Especial), that enjoyed an event prepared by a local discotheque.

In Valdivia, the Education Seremi (boss) of the Los Ríos Region, Carlos Crot, visited the students of Instituto Superior de Administración y Turismo (INSAT) while they were celebrating their day, on Wednesday, congratulating all the students of the region. The event took place in a room of the establishment. Crot was the Principal of the Institute until just some weeks ago, when he had to leave to become Seremi.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Thursday 13, in Parral. The Mayor of the city, Israel Urrutia Escobar, managed to take a Savory and Chocapic (both part of Nestle) tent to Parral. Savory’s ice cream were given for free to people that could get in front of the Municipality building.

The activity had been repeated in other communes affected by the February 27 earthquake. Some of them are: Talcahuano, Coronel, Chillán, Talca, Constitución, and some other minor towns. More than five thousand ice creams were given. “I appreciate the companies that have came along to our call. This activity excites us and entertains not just the childs, but their parents. Today is the Student’s day and we wanted to celebrate it properly […],” said Israel Urrutia.

Students from the Santiago Urrutia Benavente School and Pablo Neruda School, ensured this was one of the best activities made in a long time, because they thought it was a fantasy that people could give ice creams to those who want and to play freely.

The Student’s Day was celebrated on Thursday 13 here, too. In many educational establishments of the city, activities were performed to celebrate this day. In Instituto Superior de Comercio, the students enjoyed a dance-tón (bailetón), El Pingüino reported. The Clerk of the Municipality of Punta Arenas, Orlando Estefó, congratulated the students, “by making history every day by day, as the main actors in the educational process.”

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Remodeling Considerations What To Consider

Submitted by: Earl Trs Christopher

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You should begin simply by contacting a good architect as well as designer to create plans to upgrade the house. They will certainly be sure to ask exactly what you and your family (blank) interested in and exactly how you make use of the home. What kind of sq . ft . add ons thinking of and how extensive you would like the redesign to be. Additionally what sort of funding do you want (blank)? Right after he produces some initial plans, you ought to study all of them or even get your own decorator review them to make sure it truly is what you really are in the market for. Whenever you have never checked out plans and blueprints in the past you had better have help and get in depth details.

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Upon agreeing on the blueprint, you can start obtaining submissions from several companies. Probably you will be amazed due to the degree of variation coming from each and every company regarding home improvement charges. Often, what happens is right after the first bids come in, you can expect to go through a process of reducing get hold of prices to a reasonable amount. You really should make contact with your real estate agent to determine the the most dollar amount which a house within your vicinity will be able to resell for. If you live inside a area of $600,000 houses whilst your residence is (blank) (blank) estimated at $600,000, exactly what will a new $200,000 remodel do to the worth of your house? In certain neighborhoods your $200,000 remodel are often sustained by the actual increase in your worth of the house following the home improvement. There is an appraisal terminology often called highest and best use consequently a home is likely to be improved upon in direction of the stage that promises the greatest return. When this relates to a residential property it implies you should not develop a Million dollar property in any $400,000 local area. The optimal use of a house is going to be if a residence is developed which holds up the particular price of the neighborhood.

It is a wise decision to be aware what you can pay for to invest beforehand and present your main builder this number. He could subsequently attempt to get the price within around this value. The tough part of bidding a renovation will be reviewing the particular contractor’s prices for bids. That’s the spot where a company might be less costly than another. Explore precisely what will the company provide and also what will you have a need to source. Receive as precise a listing as you possibly can that include the surface material. For example, if you’re undertaking the bathroom or kitchen area home improvement, exactly what will be the substance on the surface, ceramic tile or granite? Just what model along with standard of lighting fixtures will this particular builder be utilising in addition to will he or she be providing the particular features? Are all the cabinetry custom made and / or prefabricated. You cannot get to detailed with this list since everything you could add will probably be invoiced as increased charges for you. Figure out your bid you will get comes with any finished goods and also just what will you have to perform. Have anything and everything in writing from your contractor. That which is not actually on paper is going to be one more expense to your account.

A first-rate redesign shouldn’t seem like a renovation. It must complement any refurbished customized properties in the community. You shouldn’t save money to jeopardize opportunities with respect to enhanced equity. Because so many people look at the square footage, definitely take advantage of as much sq footage as is practical. By way of example, when you have basement space accessible and / or covered patio which is under roofing, it is usually a less expensive method to add more sq footage. Remodels that focus on superior design will probably market for thousands of dollars beyond remodels involving similar square footage with poor style. Having a decent architect, designer along with building contractors will make maximize style and design. A good cooperative team process in designing permits your remodeler to help keep an eye fixed on your budget allowed, the grade of the job and also the timeliness on the task. Regular get togethers between these people will save you money, develop a connection among them as well as catch issues before they transpire.

Do not forget with this process of home improvement to keep the worth of house in balance as well as achieve the highest and best implementation?

Revised version of an article written by Ron Accornero, president of OC Signature Properties in Villa Park, California

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American Museum of Natural History removes statue of Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, January 21, 2022

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City removed a statue of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, on Thursday following over a year of controversy. The statue, officially the “Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt,” depicts Roosevelt riding a horse flanked by a Native American and an African American at either side on foot.

The statue had stood at the steps of the museum since 1940 as a tribute to the former president who the museum notes “as a devoted naturalist and author of works on natural history”.

The museum requested the statue be removed in June 2020 following global protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The museum said: “the statue itself communicates a racial hierarchy that the Museum and members of the public have long found disturbing.”

The request for removal was supported by former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Roosevelt’s great-grandson Theodore Roosevelt IV and the New York City Public Design Commission (NYCPDC). The NYCPDC resolved to remove and temporarily store the statue.

The New York Young Republican Club has defended the statue. Club leader Gavin Wax told Fox News in 2020: “this was about a cultural revolution engulfing our nation. We need to stand up, we have history on our side.” In November, it was announced that the statue would be moved to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota.

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Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes Secure Location To Stash Your Cash

There are instances you find yourself in possession of some valuable portable assets that will require a safe offshore deposit facility.

These assets are valuable documents such as passports, bearer shares, citizenship records, bill of sales, pension records, trust documents, rare stamps, etc. Besides document format, you can also store your valuable information in a floppy disk, hard disk drive, flash drive, or any device used in storing data.

Safe deposit box has been gaining wave due to its effectiveness in settling disputes arising from the estate’s sharing. That is the more reason why experts recommend the use of safe boxes in estate planning.

Bank deposit versus independent, safe deposit company?

Apart from collecting deposits, opening accounts, and granting loans and advances, banks perform other duties. Banks also serve as a platform where you can keep your valuable portable assets.

However, before you settle down for any bank, you must make an in-depth inquiry. Reason being that these assets are too valuable to dump just anywhere.

Also, you must understand some of the conditions most banks offering this type of service is that you must register an account with them.

Safe-deposit Company

It is not that safe deposit companies are not efficient. But the issue is that most of these companies are highly exposed to theft and burglary. In some instances, they ended up folding up or closing their operations, putting you in a tight corner to retrieve your assets.

On the other hand, some people opt for a safe deposit company because of their policy’s simplicity. Some may only request your plastic card without any need to sign-in.

The disadvantage of safety deposit box companies is that they can dispose, open, or auction any valuables you have with them if you fail to pay your charges over a long period.

Top countries for offshore safe deposit

Primary conditions for determining a country with safe offshore deposits are no extreme border control and robust legislation that protects property rights. Counties like Luxemburg, Switzerland, and Austria have continued to top the ranking list for countries of the first choice for offshore safe deposit.

If you are in a country where you don’t have a problem, there is no point in going overseas. You can stick to your bank as well. But you must ensure you have somebody on the inside that you can trust, in case you are indisposed. That person will access your valuables to avoid a situation where your assets will be abandoned.

Key things you must note

  • Ensure you have the key in a sealed envelope that you can drop with the bank safekeeping department
  • You can also embrace the high-tech keyless system. It will ensure that only your fingerprint can access the box
  • An emergency may come up, and you may not have the key. To avoid getting cut up in policy entanglement. Ensure you go for a policy that will grant you access to the safe box without using an Identity card. Your appearance in person should serve as an alternative to opening the safe box with or without the keys.

Key Takeaways

  • Avoid putting your safe box key in the form of pendants. It is a secret, and it must remain a secret.
  • Some factors are beyond human control, irrespective of how smart and intelligent you are. You should have instructions in place. Have someone you can trust. It could be your banker or a close associate you know you can trust with high-level information.

Don’t die with your secret

Most banks will request that you open an account with them for safekeeping charges. Make it a standing order that should a situation arise that they do not hear from you for 2-3 years, and they should contact maybe your wife, son, or your attorney. Doing this will ensure that your assets are not sold off to balance the book for safekeeping charges.


Keeping your valuable such as jewelry, valuable documents, and cash in an offshore safe deposit is not a bad idea. The bank and safe deposit company have advantages; consider their features before settling for your choice.

Also, not all overseas countries are safe for this type of engagement. Before you pick any country, consider their property rights laws to avoid a situation where the government will impound you cash.

Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 25) city council candidates speak

Friday, November 3, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley West (Ward 25). Three candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Blair, Robertson Boyle, Tony Dickins, Cliff Jenkins (incumbent), and Peter Kapsalis.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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