Do This: Long Island Events February 19 – 25

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The ContortionistThis Indiana-based deathcore band twists and turns its audience with their high-energy sound. Join guitarist Robby Baca, guitarist Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther as they rock the house to such metal favorites as “Predator” and “Holomovement.” Warming up the mosh pit will be Revocation, Fallujah, Toothgrinder and More of Myself to Kill. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $16. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19.Jess InguiLong Island’s own Jess Ingui will take the stage to wow audiences with her powerful vocals. This singer/songwriter’s sultry sound is something every LIer should experience once. Like a local version of Beyoncé, her R&B, jazz, and soul-infused sound awakens the deep recesses of your heart. Opening the show are Leah Laurenti and Cora Small! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $10. 7 p.m. Feb. 19.Chris Robinson BrotherhoodRising like a phoenix from the ashes of brothers-fueled Southern rock and blues hellraisers The Black Crowes’ indefinite hiatus (a group featuring Chris Robinson on vocals and brother Rich on guitar), Brother Chris continues melding the realms of all that is supersonic and cataclysmic in rock. Touring in support of their latest drop, Phosphorescent Harvest, this LA-based psychedelia-rock powerhouse has released three albums to critical success, including The Magic Door and Big Moon Ritual. Will they launch into The Crowes’ “Remedy,” just for old-time’s sake? Only one way to find out. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$30. 8 p.m. Feb. 19.Leon RusselLeon Russell first made a career for himself as a session musician for such musical heavyweights as George Harrison, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Frank Sinatra before embarking on a storied and prolific solo career as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree recording artist, as well as an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His signature country rock and folk sound immediately recalls a bygone era of authentic American sounds. With special guest Riley Ethridge Jr. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $40-$75. 8 p.m. Feb. 19.Average White BandScottish funk and R&B band Average White Band is best known for their soul and disco hits like “Pick Up the Pieces.” The fifteenth most sampled band in history, you have heard their tracks on recordings by the Beastie boys, Ice Cube, Eric B. and Rakim, and A Tribe Called Quest, among others. This band has been performing to throngs of fans for more than 40 years and AWB still rocks the house. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $45-$50. 8 p.m. Feb. 19.The Beatles in cartoon form, as drawn by Ron Campbell.Beatles Animator ExhibitRon Campbell, director of the Beatles 1960s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and animator of the classic film Yellow Submarine, will be exhibiting artwork and creating new Beatles pop art paintings live during a reception and talk for his rare exhibit. He will also be exhibiting artwork featuring other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in children’s television, such as Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, The Flintstones, Jetsons, and more. The event runs all weekend long. Frame & Art Gallery, 4 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay. 5 p.m. Feb. 20.Common ThreadsA reception for an exhibit featuring the work of artists who have adapted age-old techniques to express modern concepts of light, color, mass and transparency. In this spectacularly breathtaking exhibition, artists utilize fiber to create conceptual pieces that are clearly contemporary in style and spirit. They include: Michael A. Cummings, a contemporary quilter whose work tells stories of African American history, Justine Moody and Pat Solan, who each use felted wool techniques from which they create two and three dimensional works, as well as Eve Kousourou, who uses the structure of a loom to construct her tapestries, scarves and rugs. Gallery North, 90 N Country Rd., Setauket-East Setauket. Free. 5 p.m. Feb. 20.Pink Floyd ExperienceBand leader Tom Quinn purchased his first guitar when Pink Floyd’s epic album Dark Side of the Moon was released. Four decades later, Quinn is doing more than just mimicking the iconic band with a few strokes of his guitar, he’s giving fans of the legendary London-based band the full, mind-blowing experience. Any admirer of Pink Floyd’s influential music would appreciate a show like this. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 20.The Machine (Photo by Michael Frank)The Machine Performs Pink Floyd UnpluggedSome bands develop such a devout following that their music may inspire maybe one top-notch cover band. When it comes to Pink Floyd the verdict is still out as to who’s the best, but at least Long Island gets a double-dose of Pink Floyd-inspired sets this week. The Machine, a New York-based band with 25 years of performing Floydian music, promises to deliver a passionate performance that will have even the most diehard Floyd fans reliving the glory days. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $40-$45. 8 p.m. Feb. 20.WinterFolkA program of special songs for the snow season by a dynamic group that has just released When One Door Closes, their first CD. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. $15 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. Feb. 20.Fine Art ReceptionA reception for the Red Exhibit, which benefits the American Heart Association and features the works of dozens of photographers. Runs through Feb. 28. Long Island Photo Gallery, 467 Main St., Islip. Free. 2 p.m. Feb. 21.Willy Wonka Jr.The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $14. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Feb. 21.Soul JunkiesThis Babylon-based roots reggae band, founded in 2012, has quickly made a name for itself in the short time the trio has been officially playing together. Inspired by the reggae sounds made popular by legendary musician Bob Marley, Soul Junkies exudes the type of passion that’s necessary to cultivate a devoted fan base and have created an impressive catalogue of hits. With InDaze and Short Notice. Vibe Lounge, 40 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre. $10. 7 p.m. Feb. 21.RainNobody—nobody—could ever match the immense popularity of the Beatles, but that doesn’t mean fans of the band should close off their minds to talented musicians, such as those that make up RAIN. The group will pay tribute to the iconic band from Liverpool by performing classic Beatles songs with a mastery that few can match. Will they play Press favorite “Blackbird”? “Rocky Raccoon”?? What about “Helter Skelter”!?!? We sure hope so! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$62.50. 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Feb. 21. The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour “An Evening of Political-ish Comedy”This show may have taken on greater significance now that Jon Stewart announced he’d be retiring later this year. Stewart won’t be performing but a number of talented writers and producers from the critically-acclaimed satirical late night show will be on hand. Following the show, the group will also take part in a Q&A in which they’ll discuss how the half-hour show is produced. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.Leo KottkeNo one in the world plays guitar like Leo Kotke. Or sings like him, when he’s in the mood to accompany his flying fingers with his rich, distinctive voice. His body of work has so much artistic integrity and eclectic eccentricity it’s scary. Judge him from his album titles like My Feet Are Smiling, Burnt Lips and Peculiaroso, and you won’t have a clue what he sounds like, but you will get the idea that he’s one of a kind. It’s funny to consider that one of America’s greatest acoustic guitarists started out on the trombone, but as he put it, “I never considered that a life in trombone might differ from the one I was imagining… a life lived in hotels, in black suits and skinny ties, Ray-Bans indoors, by someone who never played much and was depressed… I was guided by trombonists, note by note, toward home.” Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $50-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.The SmithereensNot many rock groups can say they came out of Carteret, New Jersey, but that distinction could be another reason the Smithereens are so freaking great. Maybe they took their suburban alienation to a deeper level and mastered it to musical perfection. Maybe they would have created an equally awesome sound if they’d been from Piscataway or Cape May. These philosophical questions are mere distractions from the essential truths that the Smithereens have been blowing their audiences away for years with their “Marshall-amped post-mod power pop,” as USA Today’s Brian Mansfield put it so well. From “Beauty and Sadness” to “Blood and Roses,” The Thrilla, Jim, Dennis, Pat and Andy Burton from John Mayer’s band on keyboards will be in fine form. And so will we, once we hear that first fantastic crashing guitar chord. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $49. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.Eric Gales BandThe title of his 14th amazing album is Good For Sumthin, and the man from Memphis is too damn modest, because he’s got something great going on, and you can see it beaming from his face as he’s standing in front of a psychedelicized Bodhisattva on the album cover blazing on his upside-down Strat—his exuberance is radiantly clear. Guitar Player Magazine amusingly says that “Gales has always preferred his blues on the rocks” but his sound is heavier than that, more in the spirit of Hendrix (he also plays left-handed), but harder to pin down, less rooted in the dusty, moldy past, and more “like a classic blues-rock power trio pumped up on progressive metal.” When guitar god Joe Bonamassa says Eric Gales is “one of the best, if not the best, guitarist in the world today,” you know that’s no small claim. That’s something to brag about, but that’s not his style. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $30. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.The South Shore SymphonyPiano soloist Dmitry Glivinskiy performs Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G Major, Pavane” for a dead princess, “Rapsodie Espagnole” and “Suite II” from Daphnis et Chloe. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. $20. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.Trio SolistiTrio SolistiAcclaimed chamber music ensemble will feature Rachmaninoff’s “Trio No. 1 in G Minor,” Turina’s “Trio No. 2 in B Minor,” Liebermann’s “Trio No. 3” and Trio Solisti’s arrangement of the Mussorgsky masterpiece “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. $35. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.Big ShotThe only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, The Piano Man himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. $12. 9 p.m. Feb. 21.The Break ContestTwenty local bands face off in a battle of the bands for the chance to perform in the Skate and Surf Festival 2015 this May in New Jersey. Bands competing include 7SPLINTERS, Don’t Hit Me Up, Swear To Me, In My Sights, Matt Grabowski, Mint State, When Eyes Collide, White Line Tiger, Above Skylight, MHZ, Birth To Bridges, Count To Ten, Life After Death, Vanilla Coast, The Montauk Project, The Cavalry Is Us, Sir. Cadian Rhythm, Kill Trinity, Our Last Transmission and NFU. Support your local musicians! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $12, $15 DOS. 12 p.m. Feb. 22.Cedar CreekCome hear Cedar Creek do what they do best. With Makeshirt, Attic Weather, See Change, Ethan Kriedmaker and Attica. Vibe Lounge, 40 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre. $10. 6 p.m. Feb. 22.Natalie MacMaster and Donnell LeahyThese fiddlers are the most dynamic performers in Celtic music today. The evening will highlight the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddlers through world-class music making. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. $42. 7 p.m. Feb. 22.Academy Awards Viewing PartyComedian Rob Magnotti, best known for his spot-on impersonations of Hollywood stars, hosts a viewing party for the Academy Awards organized by the Long Beach International Film Festival. Guests will feel like stars themselves as they strut down the Red Carpet, but their own Hollywood Star, autograph it and add it to the “Walk of Fame.” Dinner and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. $50. 7 p.m. Feb. 22.Wild CanariesWild CanariesQ&A with director/writer/co-star Lawrence Michael Levine! Barri (Sophia Takal) and Noah (writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine), a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman’s death, Barri suspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean (Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) to join her on a reconnaissance mission to trail a possible suspect. Tensions mount, however, when the investigation uncovers unsettling secrets throughout the building—including in their own apartment—and suddenly everyone seems like a reasonable suspect. Boasting a stellar supporting cast including Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Kevin Corrigan (The Departed), and Annie Parisse (The Following), Wild Canaries is a freshly comedic take on classic film noir. Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Pl., Port Washington. $15 advance, $10 students, $20 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23.PhilmThrash-metal innovator Dave Lombardo formerly played drums in Slayer, touring with them as part of Ozzfest and making some seminal albums. The musician is fearless. He’s got the chops to beat the music to death and bring it back to life, especially with his prowess on two bass drums that has proved inspirational. With his new band, Philm, formed in 2012, he’s been on fire, in fact that’s the operative word in the title of the band’s second album, Fire From the Evening Sun, which he produced. As Philm fans know, they burn boundaries between genres. Bass player Pancho Tomaselli can get down with the funk and rock it up while Gerry Nestler’s vocal chords can quiver with whispers or quake with manic screams. As Planet Mosh puts it, “Imagine a unique Quentin Tarantino movie, a romantic yet violent adventure…” Sounds like a ferocious version of the most lovely kind of destruction. With Lies Beneath, Serial Poets and Thorn Constellation. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $18. 8 p.m. Feb. 24.Losing the DollhouseLocal author S. Jane Gari will speak and sign her new memoir. When 19-year-old Jane finally works up the nerve to expose the truth about her stepfather’s sexual advances, her mother is outraged. But not at the stepfather. Her mother takes his side-a betrayal that threatens to destroy the family and leaves Jane struggling to forge her own identity as she enters adulthood. Once marriage is on the table, Jane packs up her life and resolves to stare her demons down. Losing the Dollhouse offers a slice of dysfunctional Americana complete with divorce, stepfamilies, eating disorders, mental illness and the search for true love. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. Feb. 25.King LearA superb production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear resonates as never before. This powerful and unforgettable production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy stars the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $20 members, $25 public. 7 p.m. Feb. 25.The Sing-OffThe Sing Off Live Tour presents a fantastic evening of a cappella groups who made it big after singing their lungs off on NBC’s hit TV show, featuring VoicePlay, Street Corner Symphony, The Exchange and special guests Blue Jupiter. VoicePlay began with a trio of high school friends singing in the halls of their high school.  After graduation, they grew to five members and they went from performing at Orlando Theme Parks to the national stage on season four. Street Corner Symphony, finalists on the second season, hail from Nashville. Their repertoire ranges from Train to Dobie Gray and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Exchange first met on the set of The Sing Off in 2012, becoming friends, sharing riffs, and touring around the world. Blue Jupiter is an a cappella pop-funk singing group from New York City, who breathe new life into popular tunes like “Let It Go,” from the film Frozen as well as “The Remedy,” “Steal My Kisses,” and more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$84.75. 8 p.m. Feb. 25.—Compiled by Jaime Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian & Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

Wesley Raptors champion again

first_img 90 Views   2 comments Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img NewsSports Wesley Raptors champion again by: – September 23, 2011 Share Wesley Raptors. Image via: Mickey JosephLast night in the Lime national basketball league, the Wesley Raptors made it two in row by defeating the Goodwill Starz 3-0 in the best out of 5 final’s series.Wesley Raptors having taken the initiative of proving that good things can come from the Wesley village place winning the championship as a goal.And at the end of the 2011 Kubuli Vitamalt Division 1 championship with the victory over the Starz 77 points to 70 points last night at Lindo Park all that was left was to break out the champagne and celebrate with their numerous fans. Top scoring for Raptors were Steve Hypolite 20pts, Dave Barton 15pts and Clem Telemaque 11ptsMeanwhile Goodwill Starz who had a great regular season going undefeated could not overcome the loss of their two stars Kelsey Guye and Jason Samuel and being down 2 zip. But it was a valiant effort and coming close to winning the game if not for a lapse in concentration and discipline.However Starz should not feel down but come back next year, realize their mistakes and work on their faults and be the team that showed the promise of being a force in basketball. Top scoring for Starz in a losing effort were Jason Samuel and Kelsey Guye with 20 points each.In addition the second game which was schedule between No Look and Gatorade Blazers did not play due to wet conditions, that game has been reschedule for tonight at 8 pm at the Lindo park Hard court. Mickey Joseph Dominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img read more

Gibraltar underlines that Tax Treaty will have no impact on employees status

first_img Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles The Gibraltar government has communicated to its business community that changes to laws agreed under its ‘Tax Treaty’ mandate with Spain should not impact employee rights.Last March, Gibraltar and Spain’s tax authority agreed to terms established under a ‘Tax Treaty’ related to the tax status of individuals working in Gibraltar and residing in Spain.From the start 2020, in accordance with Spanish laws, Individuals who spend more than 183 days out of the year in Spain, whose partner is a Spanish resident, who own a regular home in Spain or who keep two-thirds of their assets on Spanish territory, will have to pay taxes in Spain.On 1 November, Gibraltar government issued a statement to business stakeholders underlining that Tax Treaty terms, had not changed the British Overseas Territory’s existing frameworks on tax status.Gibraltar news sources stated that the government had been forced to issue its statement, following reports that a betting company (reported to be William Hill) had banned its employees from working from home.In its communication, the Gibraltar government underlined that for individuals Tax Treaty terms simply ‘set out the reality of Spanish tax law as it existed before the treaty’.Gibraltar government reminds businesses that relevant Spanish tax legislation has always had the potential to impact entities operating in the British Overseas Territory“This latest development is merely an example of commercial entities reminding employees to act in keeping with long-established principles of management and control if they are resident outside of Gibraltar, and has nothing to do with anything new in the tax treaty.” The Gibraltar government details in its statement“The clarity the treaty provides allows companies to remind their employees, in a measured manner, to regularise their own positions as we move forward in a new environment of cross-border tax certainty, but where the rules as to management and control remain unchanged.”last_img read more

The Opinionated Spectator…Playing in my fantasy football league

first_imgAlexis Sara CobbAdrian Peterson was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child regarding the manner that he disciplined his son. It appears everyone has an opinion on the matter. I would caution us to take a step back when we start discussing how someone disciplines their children.As a child, my mother was a nurturer and my father was the disciplinarian. And by disciplinarian, I mean he would give us spankings. Some I absolutely deserved. Others, I did not. But I can tell you that I didn’t do that particular “bad behavior” again. Instead, I would find new ways to break the rules.Eventually, I became a well behaved child and I learned how to respect authority.In our society, there are cultural differences. And what one culture would determine is a horrible way to discipline a child, another culture fully embraces.We cannot as a society persecute people because they want to take a traditional approach in spanking their children.Let me tell you, if my mother had told me to have a “time out,” I would have gladly run to my room. There, I had my toys and I could create a world of make-believe in my imagination that would have made Walt Disney jealous.My mother, who successfully raised eleven children, was brilliant and she knew that banishing me to my room was not punishment.However, Adrian Peterson’s child discipline controversy made me ponder how much I don’t like to think about athletes’ personal lives.Seriously, I relish not knowing about an athlete’s personal life. I don’t want to know about their sexual preferences. I don’t want to know anything about their personal relationships. I prefer to not know about their imperfections or humanness. I only want to know an athlete by their talent on the field, court, rink, etc.Would not knowing about the individual athlete’s personal lives make it easier for me to enjoy sports? Maybe. Maybe not.These men and women are in high profile positions but that does not mean they are people who should be considered role models. Just because an athlete can jump high, run fast, or score a touchdown doesn’t make him a superior character of moral quality.It doesn’t make him a monster either.I don’t take any type of enjoyment in seeing athletes or high profile individuals falter. This cannot be said for those that promote negative storylines about athletes in the name of journalism. To me, it is not just story. Instead, it is directly influencing the athlete’s lives. Their day to day lives.In our haste as media to break a story, grab headlines or generate ratings, let’s remember that athletes are people too. Just like you don’t want to hear your name slandered. Neither do the athletes.When I pick the players for my fantasy football team, I expect these players to play well each week. In my fantasy football league, all players are using wisdom in their personal lives and playing well.The players are running, catching balls, creating interceptions, and winning games for my personal enjoyment, without any distractions.They are not the subject of ridicule nor are they affected by the negativity of print media, social media, etc.They are not unfairly judged by the decisions they make. Decisions which are customary and encouraged in their subcultures.Of course, this is not reality. It’s fantasy football.Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at:  [email protected] or (724) 561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more

No luck Wildcats have little to show after hockey weekend

first_imgby Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIf the Kootenay Wildcats didn’t have bad luck the team would have no luck at all.Despite being in every game, even out shooting the opposition by a wide margin during one of the losses, the Cats came away with a 1-3 record during the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey Super Weekend this past weekend in Nelson.
“I’m happy with how we came out of the weekend and what we learned and now we have something to focus on for the next few weeks,” said Kootenay coach Mario DiBella.“What I’m not particularly happy with is the results. We get an “A” for effort and a “C” for results,” DiBella added.Kootenay finished the weekend losing 4-1 to Fraser Valley Phantom at the NDCC Arena.Trailing 2-1, Kootenay saw its bad luck grow after missing two glorious scoring chances that would have evened the contest. As luck would have it, Fraser Valley came back to score the next goal to win the contest. Aimee DiBella’s shorthanded tally had given the Wildcats a brief 1-0 lead in the first period. Brianne Burns was in goal for Kootenay.The Wildcats opened the round robin tournament that included teams from Vancouver, Prince George, Thompson/Okanagan and Fraser Valley, Friday dropping a 4-2 decision to Vancouver FusiomDespite out shooting the Fusion 45-19, it was the Lower Mainland squad coming away with the victory.“We out shoot Vancouver by a wide margin but get a bad bounce when our goalie goes out to clear the puck . . . it hits the heel of her stick and goes right to the opposition who shoots it into the empty net,” DiBella explained. “We press for the tying goal but (Vancouver) gets an empty net goal and we lose 4-2.”Aimee DiBella and Christina Bonacci scored for the Wildcats.Kootenay then dropped a tough 9-2 decision to Thompson/Okanagan Rockets. Stephanie Schaupmeyer scored three times for the winners. Shea Weighill and Kiana Strand replied for Kootenay.Kootenay’s lone trip to the win column came later Saturday when the Cats dumped Prince George Cougars 5-1. Bonacci led the attack with two goals and two assists. Aimee DiBella also scored twice with Randi Brown adding a single.Thompson/Okanagan came away undefeated during the weekend with wins over Vancouver Fusion (8-2), Fraser Valley (2-1) and Prince George (4-3).The other scores had Prince George edging Vancouver 4-3 and Fraser Valley blasting the Cougars 10-2.Kootenay, 4-4 has a week break before returning to action November 6-7 with a two-game series against Fraser Valley in Pitt [email protected]last_img read more

Another year, another crop of players at the NMHA Novice Tournament

first_imgThe tournament boosted the population of the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years.The Nelson Daily dropped by the tourney to snap a few pictures of the stars in action. Another year and another crop of boys and girls participating at the annual Novice tournament in Nelson.A total of four Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads each played three games during the weekend in the playday format.last_img read more


first_imgJockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jeff Bonde1640325%$163,570 Bob Baffert3969515%$550,868 Michael Pender1643025%$120,400 Mark Casse2754419%$371,570 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita invites fans to its Big Game Party Sunday in the Bud Light Lounge & Sirona’s. Enjoy a buffet, program, big screen HDTV’s, two full-size pool tables, and $3 Budweiser and Bud Light brews all day for only $20. Tickets are available online at Must be 21 or older to enter this area on a first come, first served for seating. Call 626-574-6400 for group rates. First post time Sunday is 11 a.m. . . . Oklahoma Derby winner Tonito M., a candidate for the San Antonio Invitational on Feb. 7, worked six furlongs for Jerry Hollendorfer Friday on a main track dampened by light rain in 1:14 under Rafael Bejarano . . . California Chrome is scheduled to work 8 a.m. Sunday at his Los Alamitos base for the San Antonio . . . Bob Baffert has not ruled out the San Antonio for San Pasqual winner Hoppertunity. “It’s either that or the Donn,” the Hall of Fame trainer said. “The San Antonio would set him up for the Santa Anita Handicap (on March 7).” . . . Kalookan Queen winner Harlington’s Rose went four furlongs in 48 flat Friday morning. Trainer Steve Knapp is considering two races for the 3-year-old daughter of Harlington, the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Feb. 8 and/or the Grade III Las Flores Stakes at six furlongs on the main track March 8 . . . Trainer Craig Lewis has designs on the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 14 for Paseana Stakes winner Warren’s Veneda . . . Congrats to Daily Racing Form selector Rich Wroble for tabbing six winners on top Thursday, including Humorista ($19.40) in the fifth race and North Pacific ($39.60) in the sixth, triggering a Pick Six carryover into Friday of $39,891 . . . Humorista is an impeccably-bred daughter of Distorted Humor out of Halfbridled, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2003. Humorista was making the first start of her career at the age of four. “She was a big, coarse filly growing up and had a lot of little problems, but she’s good now,” said Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella in explaining the belated debut. Halfbridled won the Grade I Del Mar Debutante, the Grade II Oak Leaf Stakes and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies under Julie Krone en route to an Eclipse Award. Halfbridled finished with four wins and two seconds from six starts with earnings of $959,400 . . . The Breeders’ Cup has announced that Bryan Pettigrew has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sponsorship. Pettigrew will oversee marketing, business development and sponsorship sales for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-ending international event, which will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland. Pettigrew, who will be based in Lexington, officially begins his duties on Feb. 2. Pettigrew comes to the Breeders’ Cup from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) where he was Senior Vice President of NTRA Advantage for the past three years. During this period, Pettigrew was responsible for soliciting and developing national sponsorships for the NTRA’s member racetracks and affiliates within the U.S. horseracing industry. Pettigrew increased sponsorship revenues for the NTRA since 2012 by forging new partnership agreements with Lockton Insurance Brokers, Valvoline, Tito’s Vodka, and Nationwide Insurance. His division also oversaw the partnerships with Office Depot, Sherwin Williams Paints and John Deere, among others. “We are proud to have selected a very talented, hardworking and proven sponsorship sales professional in Bryan Pettigrew,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO . . . Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho worked four furlongs for trainer Jim Cassidy Thursday in 47.60 as the son of Street Sense prepared for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 7 . . . Congratulations to jockey Santiago Gonzalez on winning his first race at Santa Anita, aboard 12-1 shot Fabulous Fit for  Cassidy last Friday. Former trainer Craig Stephen represents Gonzalez. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas2442317%$137,258 Martin Garcia49710514%$579,570 Tyler Baze11714111612%$897,344 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won BAFFERT TRIES TO TEACH OLD DOG OLD TRICKWith a bankroll of $2,430,790 from only 14 career starts, Secret Circle has more than paid his way for owners Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman,But equine or human, the aging process eventually creeps up, which is why Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will have blinkers on Secret Circle when he runs in Saturday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses at six furlongs.Secret Circle, a 6-year-old Eddington horse bred in Kentucky, is coming off a fourth-place finish as the odds-on favorite in the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes on Dec. 27. He won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in 2013 and was second in the race last year. The only previous time he ran in blinkers was as a 2-year-old, when he captured the defunct Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint in 2011.Last year, Secret Circle was second in the Palos Verdes, beaten a neck by Wild Dude, who’s back for another go Saturday.“We worked him the other day with blinkers on and we thought he worked better with them,” Baffert said of Secret Circle. “He was a little bit more focused. Sometimes when they get older they lose a little interest.“I don’t know if it made a big difference, but put it this way; it’s not going to hurt him. When he was a 2-year-old, he’d go too fast early. Now he’s not going fast enough early.”Trainer Jeff Bonde on committed front-runner and 2-1 morning line favorite Distinctiv Passion, who has failed to make the lead at some point only once in 13 career starts: “He’s a very quick horse. He makes his own race.”            The field for the Palos Verdes, race six of nine: Distinctiv Passion, Mike Smith, 2-1; Big Macher, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Conquest Two Step, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Secret Circle, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; and Chief Lion, Martin Pedroza, 15-1. Victor Espinoza671213618%$723,030 Elvis Trujillo861212714%$761,186 Kent Desormeaux74179923%$926,992 CASSE SENDS OUT TWO IN GRADE I LAS VIRGENES             Mio Me and Miss Mandate face their greatest challenge yet when they run in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile.Mio Me is coming off a maiden win in only her second start, while Miss Mandate was second last out in an overnight race.“It’s definitely a step up, but I kind of feel at least our fillies have two turn races under their belt, which is going to be a help,” trainer Mark Casse said. “They’re definitely going to have to step up their game to be competitive, but that’s why they’re Grade I races.”The field for the Las Virgenes, which goes the eighth race: Glory, Mike Smith, 4-1; Maybellene, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 12-1; Achiever’s Legacy, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Mio Me, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Majestic Presence, Gary Stevens, 7-2, Callback, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Suva Harbor, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Miss Mandate, Joe Talamo, 12-1; and Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1. Joseph Talamo87612127%$545,474 Corey Nakatani5187716%$452,140 Fernando Perez7386611%$302,094 Peter Eurton3364718%$304,958 Peter Miller611214620%$705,520 Martin Pedroza71913613%$357,450 HORSEMEN NOT AT ODDS WITH THE BIG GAME: IT’S CLOSEWith Sunday’s Big Game in Phoenix expected to be one of the most contentious and competitive ever, according to oddsmakers, who have the match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots anywhere from Pick ‘Em to one or two points favoring New England, and the total points hovering around 48, depending on the moment, following is a random sampling of opinions from Santa Anita:Barry Abrams: “New England and over.”A.C. Avila: “I’m a soccer fan.”Bob Baffert: “I’ve always been a Bill Belichick fan. He presented the Eclipse Award to us when Point Given was Horse of the Year in 2001.”Richard Baltas: “Patriots. I can’t stand Seattle, that’s why.”Brian Beach: “I’m a Seattle fan. I attended the first game the Seahawks played there as a new franchise.”Ray Bell: “If I had to, I’d pick New England, but I’m rooting for New England. (Seattle coach Pete) Carroll bailed on USC and was fired by New England.”Vann Belvoir: “Seattle. I’m a Northwest guy.”David Bernstein: “Seattle. My kids (Darryl and David Jr.) live up there. And I like their little quarterback (Russell Wilson).”Jeff Bonde: “The Seahawks have the edge but Brady is the X-factor.”Simon Callaghan: “New England.”Jim Cassidy: “Either the Bills or the Redskins.”Caesar Dominguez: “New England by 10 points.”Neil Drysdale: “I’m going to take the points.”Victor Espinoza: “My agent (Brian Beach) is a fanatic for the Seahawks so I’m going to go against him.”Jerry Fanning: “I think it will be a great game. I’m rooting for New England.”Mark Glatt: “Seattle . . . defense.”Jorge Gutierrez: “New England but I have a side bet with Gary Stevens.”Dan Hendricks: “Seattle. I think karma will catch up to New England.”Steve Knapp: I’m pulling for Seattle, but it’s kind of up in the air. I always like to see a fired coach win.”Eric Kruljac: “I just hope it’s not over in the first five minutes, but the game sure has the media tied up for now.”Craig Lewis: “It should be a helluva game. I agree with the odds. I can’t pick it. It’s too close. It’s like trying to pick between two real good horses.”Richard Mandella: “Seahawks.”Ron McAnally: “New England. They took so much heat on the deflated footballs.”Derek Meredith: “Seattle in a close game.”Corey Nakatani: “I think Tom Brady’s got something to prove. He’s one of the best quarterbacks. Maybe Seattle can beat them by passing, because I think New England will stop the run.”Doug O’Neill: “Seattle. I’m going with my head and saying defense wins.”Tom Proctor: “I don’t care. I’m worried about the next horse I run.”John Sadler: “The Patriots. I’m not rooting for them but I think they’re the better team.”Gary Sherlock: “Seahawks.”Cliff Sise Jr.: “It should be a good game. Whichever team is best that day will win.”Bill Spawr: “Seattle, but I like Brady and Belichick.”Joe Talamo and his agent, Scotty McClellan: “We’re very patriotic, so we’ve got to go with the Patriots.”Eddie Truman: “I already have lunch bet with two guys. I took New England with one guy and Seattle with the other. But personally, I’m for New England.”Private clocker Gary Young: “The best defense usually wins the Super Bowl and Seattle’s got the best defense, so I’d probably go with them.”Howard Zucker: “I’m rooting for the Patriots.” John Sadler4646109%$289,332 Philip D’Amato2846514%$251,640 Richard Mandella2243518%$196,930 Jerry Hollendorfer671510822%$1,340,844 Drayden Van Dyke85981311%$525,266 Eddie Truman840150%$168,030 Brandon Boulanger5052410%$116,900 Mark Glatt3255516%$263,942 Mike Smith49109720%$759,041 Rafael Bejarano10126171526%$1,193,754 Gary Stevens3985721%$474,400 Flavien Prat3762516%$237,580 SADLER SEEKS BETTER TRIP FOR TALCO IN ARCADIAJohn Sadler will be a busy man tomorrow. He has horses entered in five of the nine races, including Talco in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf.The stretch-running French-bred was a close fifth in the Mathis Brothers Mile last out, but was compromised breaking from the extreme outside post position (10) and steadying at the three-eighths marker.“He had a lot of trouble the other day,” Sadler said of Talco, who has made up ground late in each of his four U.S. starts, all graded stakes. “We hope he gets a good trip this time.”Sadler also sends out Suva Harbor in the Las Virgenes, in which he’ll fly solo against five entered by Jerry Hollendorfer and two each by Bob Baffert and Mark Casse.“She’s doing good,” Sadler said of the daughter of the late Rockport Harbor, in her first stakes race after two straight victories against lesser, one a maiden allowance test on turf, the other a one-mile overnight race on dirt.“She’s going up in class but she’s run well every time. We’re ready to go.”On Sunday, Sadler sends out Bench Warrant in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs against Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red and five other 3-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations.Bench Warrant will be making his first start on dirt, having won at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf on Jan. 15 before running a distant fourth to Dortmund in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity at 1 1/16 miles last Dec. 20.“He wasn’t really ready for that,” Sadler said of the Los Al race. “But it’s good for him to be in the San Vicente, going under a mile.”The Arcadia field: Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Kaigun, Corey Nakatani, 5-2; Edge of Reality, Flavien Prat, 8-1; El Nino Terrible, Fernando Perez, 12-1; Talco, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Za Approval, Mike Smith, 3-1; and Avanzare, Gary Stevens, 4-1.Play Hard to Get was scratched.The San Vicente field: Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Serbian Syclone, Elvis Trujillo, 3-1; Jazzy Josh, Flavien Prat, 15-1; Texas Red, Kent Desormeaux, 9-5; Punctuate, Martin Garcia, 9-2; Magic Taste, Omar Santos, 50-1; Bench Warrant, Tyler Baze, 12-1; and Sir Samson, Joe Talamo, 15-1. Doug O’Neill5877712%$383,820 BLINKERS ON SECRET CIRCLE IN PALOS VERDESCASSE DUO STEPS UP IN GRADE I LAS VIRGENESTALCO SEEKS FIRST U.S. STAKES WIN IN ARCADIABENCH WARRANT TRIES THE DIRT IN SAN VICENTESUNDAY’S ‘BIG GAME’ BRINGS VARIED OPINIONS (Current Through Thursday, Jan. 29) Tiago Pereira5252710%$150,770 A. C. Avila1440129%$83,160last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2015)–Favored Bal a Bali burst clear with a furlong to run and went on to a convincing one length victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and conditioned by Richard Mandella, Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali made an impressive U.S. debut as he covered a mile on turf in 1:35.69.Idle due to a case of laminitis since winning a Group I in Brazil 11 months ago, Bal a Bali, a 5-year-old horse by the Honour and Glory stallion Put It Back, was off as the 3-2 favorite in a field of eight horses aged 3-and-up and he paid $5.00, $3.80 and $3.00.“He did a great job today,” said Prat, who split horses three off the rail a furlong out en route to winning his second race of the day in combination with Mandella and his third overall. “He’s just a really good horse. I had a little trouble on the turn because it was his first time on a short turn like that, but he can run longer than this. He can run a mile, he’s a great horse.”Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc. and Siena Farms, LLC, Bal a Bali, who won four Group I races last year, including the Brazilian Triple Crown, got his 12th win from 13 starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased his earnings to $570,078.“It really is fulfilling to get his first race in the U.S. under his belt, because he really had a serious problem coming out of quarantine when he had laminitis,” said Mandella. “The podiatrist at Rood and Riddle (in Lexington, Ky.) named Vernon Dryden (DVM) did an unbelievable job of getting him back like this…I can’t say enough about the job he did.”Talco, who made an eye catching run around the far turn under Victor Espinoza, settled for second, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Gabriel Charles. Off at 9-2, Talco paid $4.80 and $3.20.“My horse ran an awesome race,” said Espinoza. “I decided to make a run around the turn and he was really running, but the winner got through inside of us and he was too much.”Gabriel Charles, who was full of run around the far turn under Tyler Baze, angled off the rail a furlong from home and was a clear third, finishing one length in front of second choice Winning Prize. Off at 8-1, Gabriel Charles paid $5.40 to show.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. BRAZILIAN-BRED OVERCOMES LAMINITIS TO REGISTER IMPRESSIVE U.S. DEBUTlast_img read more

Ask David Wessel

first_imgQ: One hears a lot about which foreign countries own the most U.S. debt. How much of the government debt do U.S. citizens and corporations own? Frank Skerbetz Thornton, Colo. A: As of the end of June 2005, the latest period for which detailed data are reported in the December 2005 issue of the government’s “Treasury Bulletin,” the federal government had debt outstanding of $7.8 trillion. Of this total, though, slightly more than $4 trillion was held in the Social Security trust fund and other government accounts or by the Federal Reser ve; that’s essentially money one arm of the government owes to another arm of the government. That leaves about $3.8 trillion. Of this amount, the Treasur y said, about $2 trillion, roughly 53%, was held by foreigners of all sor ts, from individual investors to foreign central banks. That leaves roughly $1.8 trillion held by Americans. The biggest chunk of that-nearly $850 billion-is owned by pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds and banks. They are in the business of taking savings from those who have them and lending that money to those, including the federal government, who need it. An additional $430 billion in U.S. government debt is held by state and local governments. And there is more than $200 billion in oldfashioned savings bonds. The rest of the money is held by various investors, largely Americans although sometimes foreigners hold U.S. Treasur y bonds in U.S. accounts. Not included in any of these figures is the amount of U.S. currency held outside the countr y, often by foreigners who trust the dollar more than their own currencies. According to the Federal Reser ve, recent estimates show that between onehalf and twothirds of the $780 billion wor th of U.S. currency in circulation is held abroad. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘It’s important to talk’ – Women’s wellbeing event coming to Letterkenny

first_imgA local Letterkenny woman has organised an enjoyable and education evening out for everyone to focus on wellbeing this August.The ‘Mind Yourself – Women’s Wellness’ event will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 6pm on the 4th of August. It’s a twist on the regular glamorous ladies days out – with a special focus on self-care, inspirational speakers and charity fundraising.Organiser Tina Connolly has designed the night to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease as they gain awareness of positive mental health. Tina ConnollyTina’s own experience of social anxiety was the inspiration behind it all.She started to struggle six years ago, after the birth of her third child. However, finding information and support in Letterkenny was another challenge.Tina told DW: “I didn’t know where to turn. It got to a point where I couldn’t leave the house. I live a stone’s throw away from my mum’s house but I couldn’t walk to hers without shaking and worrying about what would happen if I went outside. “When it was at its peak I didn’t want to go out but I didn’t want to be on my own either. “Thank god I did manage to get it under control with research into what was out there.”Tina turned to her GP, who thought the anxiety was linked to post natal depression. Tina signed up for counselling, but it was the discovery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that really helped her change her thoughts. “I found the CBT course with It was brilliant, I would recommend it for anybody with any type of anxiety. It teaches you new coping mechanisms and techniques and how to deal with thoughts,” she said.Tina’s social anxiety affected her in crowded areas. She wasn’t able to go into her local Penneys store for three years, but small steps with CBT helped her overcome this.Tina said: “My first goal was to walk to the shopping centre, go to the front door of Penneys and walk away again. I built on that and was eventually able to go in. “I still battle with anxiety on a daily basis. I take comfort in knowing that it is so common now. Men and women suffer from it and there are more groups now than six years ago.“It’s important to talk about it and get support because anxiety can lead to depression and we know what that can lead to.”The ‘Mind Yourself’ event is designed to give women useful information to look after their physical and mental health. “It will be a relaxing environment and there’s no pressure. You don’t need to come all dressed up. This is for women to learn a bit about themselves. And it might not be the woman herself who is suffering, they can be there for their friend, partner or son,” Tina said. Tickets available now on Eventbrite.ieHosted by Grainne McCoy, the mixed line-up will explore topics including self-care, health, nutrition and exercise, and advice on beauty and styling for women to feel their best.There will be pop-up shops and information stands around the room with useful guides to support and health services. Tina is hoping that guests will take the opportunity to learn what they can about their mental health.“Even if one person realises they have a problem and finds out where they can get help then it’s job done,” she said.One exciting part of the event is Operation Transformation. There is a competition running on the @mindyourselfwomenswellness Facebook page for people to nominate a woman they think would be worthy of a makeover. Ballybofey hairstylist and makeup artist Brenda Doherty is donating her services to give one lucky woman a full hair transformation, nails, tan and makeup. The winner will also be dressed by VIP clothing and accessorised by Steven’s Jewellers. You can still nominate a special someone now at: @mindyourselfwomenswellnessGuest speakers at Mind Yourself include Caroline McMenamin aka The Red Dutchess mental health blogger. She will be joined by Letterkenny’s ‘Imperfect Baller’ Cormac O’Brien to talk about men’s mental health.Annette Houston Managing Director of FM Services Group, will be talking about her work as a business coach and how she overcame challenges in life to get her business to where it is. Style Blogger Emma Murray from The Fashion Chair will be leading the fashion show, while award-winning MUA Lisa Geraghty will share a guide to a soft glam easy look for beginners.The fashion and beauty segments of the night will not be about telling guests they have to look a certain way, Tina explains: “The aim of everything is not you need to wear makeup to look good, but when you feel you look good you feel better.”Fitness trainer and nutrition consultant Garvin Walker will be sharing inspiration on mindfulness and body confidence for women who may not be comfortable going into a gym.On top of all that, there will be an extra feel-good side to the evening with spot-prizes and a raffle in aid of charity. Ticket proceeds will go to the new miscarriage bereavement room in Letterkenny University Hospital and the Donegal Domestic Violence Service. Raffle proceeds on the night will go to the Little Angels School in Letterkenny. With all this and more for just €25 a ticket, the Mind Yourself night looks set to be a sell-out event. Make sure to get your tickets now on‘It’s important to talk’ – Women’s wellbeing event coming to Letterkenny was last modified: July 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:mental healthmind yourselfwellnesslast_img read more