first_img Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Twittercenter_img Previous articleSchools plan for potential of remote learning into the fallNext articleSoria, Diamondbacks finalize $3.5 million, 1-year contract Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp UN chief: Polluters must join ‘net zero’ club for climate WhatsApp Facebook FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo a wind turbine is silhouetted against the rising sun Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, near Spearville, Kan. Recent detailed scientific studies show that because of dropping wind, solar and battery prices, President Joe Biden’s net-zero carbon goal can be accomplished far cheaper than feared in the past and with health benefits “many, many times” outweighing the costs, said Princeton University ecologist Stephen Pacala, who was part of one study at Princeton.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tests of soil samples from a six-acre wetlands in Deer Park confirmed that harmful toxins were illegally dumped on the property, authorities said Friday. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said the illegally dumped debris contained asbestos and other hazardous materials, including Dieldrin and Cobalt—the same substances discovered at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood and a second site in Central Islip. “This pile of toxins is a genuine threat to the health of the Great South Bay ecosystem, a network of streams, creeks and wetlands that are protected under federal and state law,” Suffolk DA Thomas Spota said in a statement. “Sediment from the pile is washing directly into the creek, and the person or persons who dumped this material is directly responsible for the contamination of a fragile marine environment.”The Deer Park dump site is adjacent to Sumpsams Creek. The site, which is on the Islip-Babylon Town border, is a protected wetlands area forming the Great South Bay watershed. The results come almost a month after Spota’s office revealed that carcinogens were dumped at Roberto Clemente Park. The illegal dumping probe includes two other sites in the Town of Islip: several homes on Veterans Way in Islandia and a Police Athletic League ball field on Clayton Street in Central Islip. Test of soil samples of the Deer Park debris also includes DDT, Lead, Arsenic, Benzofluoranthene and Zinc, the DA’s office said. The material contains semi-volatile organic compounds, pesticides and metals, authorities said. Investigators have provided asbestos and soil sample results to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Water Authority and Suffolk County Department of Health Services. In his statement, Spota said he believes “the same individuals and entities are responsible for this environmental crime,” but he did not identify any suspects.last_img read more

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsAnother B.C. Major Midget Hockey League team realized the hard way there are no easy games to be had in the Kootenays.The Kootenay Ice took three of four points from the North Island Silvertips in BCMMHL action during the weekend in Castlegar.The Ice road the red hot scoring of Nelson’s Dryden Hunt to bounce the Silvertips 6-4 Saturday at the Castlegar Complex.Sunday, Riley Ostoforoff scored with six minutes remaining in the game to pull Kootenay into a 5-5 tie.“It was a great weekend considering we played with only four defencemen,” Ice coach Simon Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily Wednesday. “But the boys are now starting to be rewarded for all there hard work,” Wheeldon added. “The work ethic hasn’t changed and they’ve played the same way all season but now they’re starting to get rewarded with some points.”The four D-men providing the defence for goalies Christian Pickless of Langley and Kelowna’s Jarrod Schamerhorn were Joren Johnson of Nelson, Ben Betker of Cranbrook, Andy Miller of Trail and Castlegar’s Riley Ostoforoff.Saturday it was the Dryden Hunt show. The Nelson Minor Hockey product who played last year in Wilcox, Saskatchewan for Notre Dame, scored three times and added an assist to lead the Ice to victory.“Dryden has had lots of chances but has been a little snake bitten this year,” Wheeldon said. “I told him at every level you progress to the goaltending gets better. He’s had lots of chance but now the puck starting to go in for him and has been with some big goals for us.”After falling behind 2-1, the Ice rallied to scored twice to take a 3-2 first period lead. The team exchanged second period markers before Hunt and Derek Georgopolous of Cranbrook scored in the third for the home side. The line of Hunt, Georgopolous and Jesse Knowler of Castlegar combined for 11 points. “Dryden has had the luxury of playing with some great teammates,” said Wheeldon. Knowler and Luke Bertolucci also scored for the Ice. Christian Pickles was in goal for Kootenay, out shot 28-25.Sunday, Kootenay needed to stage a third period rally to steal the single point. Trailing 4-2 after 40 minutes, Jake Lucchini of Trail and Ostoforoff scored to even the score.Darren Medeiros of Castlegar and Knowler, with a pair, also scored for Kootenay.Ice netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn faced 37 shots to preserve the tie.Hunt was slowed down a little after Saturday’s monster game, finishing the game with one assist.Kootenay, 4-13-5, sit 10th overall in the 11-team league and trail North Island and Fraser Valley by four points and seventh-place Okanagan Rockets by eight points.It just so happens the Rockets are next on the schedule for the Ice as Kootenay travels to Kelowna for two games Saturday and Sunday.Next home game for Kootenay is January 8, 2011 when Thompson Blazers meet the Ice at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgMario Gutierrez8361077%$362,380 CASSATT HOPES TO ADD TO STREAK IN SANTA MARGARITACassatt will make her ninth start at a different race track in her 10th career outing whenshe runs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.The gray daughter of Tapit trained by Larry Jones has raced at Churchill Downs, the Fair Grounds, Delaware Park, Monmouth Park, Parx, Keeneland, Zia Park and Houston, doubling up at the Fair Grounds in her only repeat visit.“Thank goodness she doesn’t have to carry her race track with her,” said Jones, a hands-on trainer who was on Cassatt for her Friday morning exercise before taking part in her follow-up washing and walking.“She does well traveling and she’s a typical Tapit,” said Jones, who will be seeking his second Santa Margarita victory, having won it in 2013 with Joyful Victory. Like Cassatt, Joyful Victory was owned by Rick Porter, who races as Fox Hill Farms.“She has that nervous energy, she gets a little hot, and I see y’all have welcomed me with record temperatures for us tomorrow (in the 90s) . . . but seriously, she does do well and she’s getting better all the time, as far as her excessive energy. She’s learning how to contain it a little better.”Cassatt is named for American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt, who died in 1926.Making his Santa Anita debut at age 55 to ride Cassatt will be Louisiana native Kerwin Clark, a story in his own right, having ridden the 4-year-old filly in her last seven races, five of them victories, the last three in a row.“He’s a newcomer,” Jones joked. “He’s trying to be like Gary Stevens and Mike Smith. He’s been around a long time. Back in the early 90’s, he was riding in Chicago and holding his own with Pat Day, Craig Perret, Earlie Fires, all those guys, but he wound up going to Saudi Arabia for a little while and riding for the Prince there.“That kind of got him off of everybody’s tongues in the United States. When he came back, he just never really picked up momentum that he’d had before. Anyhow, he was riding in New Orleans and I never rode him then, but as I got to know him, I realized him and I are kind of on the same page.“I’d give him a horse here and there and he’d do really good with it, so he kind of got to be my number one substitute rider. If Rosie (Napravnik) was busy, then I’d put Kerwin on. He’d do good. Rosie was having so much business in New Orleans, she had her pick of all the outfits, so I wound up using him a lot.“We’ve teamed up and it’s been really good.”The field for the Santa Margarita, race eight of nine: Legacy, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Cassatt, Kerwin Clark, 3-1; Dame Dorothy, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Thegirlinthatsong, Mike Smith, 9-2; Tiz Midnight, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Uzziel, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; and Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 2-1. WELL-TRAVELED CASSATT IN SANTA MARGARITAWARREN‘S VENEDA IN HER FIRST GRADE I STAKESANOTHER WARREN–GUSSIE–GOES IN IRISH O’BRIENJUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BREEZES TOMORROWRUSTY SLIPPER NO SHOE-IN FOR SALTY SANTA ANA Flavien Prat1071013119%$579,336 John Sadler9813151413%$855,286 Rafael Bejarano20451312625%$2,333,318 Mike Smith8717191220%$2,071,431 Ron Ellis4693720%$355,630 Jeff Bonde2990331%$322,480 Brice Blanc4472416%$289,460 GRYDER SEEKS SANTA ANA UPSET ON RUSTY SLIPPERAaron Gryder seeks his first win in four rides on Rusty Slipper in Sunday’s Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf, a salty Grade II event that drew a contentious field of 11.“She runs hard and she’s pretty steady,” Gryder said of the 5-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid trained by Graham Motion for R M J Stables. “She’s somewhat one-paced but she always gives a good effort.“The Breeders’ Cup (Filly & Mare Turf last Nov. 1, in which she finished 10th but beaten less than six lengths) was not only extremely tough company, but I was caught wide all the way around.“She definitely ran a good race last time (third by three-quarters of a length in the Megahertz at one mile on Jan. 17). This is a step up in class, but she’s a filly that shows up and tries hard every time.”The Santa Ana: Testa Rossi, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Winning Rhythm, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Hoop of Colour, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens, 7-2; Queen of the Sand, Mike Smith, 4-1; Electrum, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rusty Slipper, Aaron Gryder, 6-1; Rosalind, Joel Rosario, 6-1; Indecise, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Three Hearts, Tyler Baze, 8-1; and Lady of Gold, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1.FINISH LINES: Victor Espinoza has a busy schedule in front of him. He rides Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah in his 3-year-old debut tomorrow in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, then goes to Sunland Park to ride Turf Paradise Derby winner Why Two for Mike Machowsky in the Sunland Derby on March 22 before leaving for Dubai March 24 to ride Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $10 million World Cup March 28. “He’ll get back to California Sunday afternoon (March 29), but unfortunately, it won’t be in time to ride,” said his agent, Brian Beach. California Chrome worked seven furlongs at Los Alamitos Friday in 1:23.80 under exercise rider Anna Wells . . . Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked six furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:14 as she nears her 5-year-old debut for Richard Mandella . . . El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, set for the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park March 21, went six furlongs in 1:14.80 for Jeff Bonde . . . Horses wearing the No. 4 saddle cloth won six of the eight races yesterday, including the first four: When We Met (7.80); Highly Elusive ($8.80); Keezheekeni ($5.60); My Jealous (11.80); Swissarella ($41.80) and Talco ($6). Tyler Baze22629232713%$1,617,814 Victor Espinoza14427292019%$1,832,008 Martin Garcia11123151221%$1,690,580 Peter Eurton7012111117%$658,916 Elvis Trujillo16721191413%$1,170,810 James Cassidy56871014%$329,600 Fernando Perez14714181410%$637,110 Felipe Valdez55810915%$255,218 Brandon Boulanger10865106%$211,346 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gary Stevens8413141415%$1,246,248 -30- Philip D’Amato571210921%$568,340 Drayden Van Dyke16418182111%$1,126,566 Santiago Gonzalez828101310%$495,614 Peter Miller11720231317%$1,122,806 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Doug O’Neill13116132012%$802,514 Tiago Pereira991291412%$410,988 (Current Through Thursday, March 12) Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Jerry Hollendorfer13426182019%$3,024,008 Joseph Talamo19322203211%$1,482,690 Bob Baffert8318151122%$1,673,492 Edwin Maldonado991191211%$444,604 STREAKING LEWIS MARE IN GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA Warren’s Veneda makes her Grade I stakes debut when she runs in Saturday’s Santa Margarita Stakes.The consistent California-bred daughter of Affirmative trained by Craig Lewis for owner/breeder Benjamin Warren appears to be in peak form for Santa Anita’s marquee race for older fillies and mares, having won her last two starts by a combined margin of 8 ¼ lengths.The 5-year-old chestnut mare won the restricted Paseana Stakes on a wet/fast track Jan. 11 by 5 ½ lengths, then came back in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 14 to win by nearly three lengths despite a wide trip.“She’s real good right now,” Lewis said. “I think the two fillies that shipped in are very nice fillies. We’ll see. That’s why they run the race, huh?”Lewis was referring to East Coast invaders Cassatt, winner of six of nine starts, trained by Larry Jones, and Dame Dorothy, winner of five of six, for Todd Pletcher.But Warren’s Veneda is a creature of habit, which may not bode well for her rivals.“She’s got a little bit of an attitude (around the barn),” Lewis said. “She just likes things the way she likes them and we adapt to her. We don’t make her adapt to us.” Steven Miyadi3175223%$213,620 Kent Desormeaux15229271919%$1,646,820 Mark Glatt55810915%$428,122 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Aaron Gryder594847%$321,980 Martin Pedroza14114201810%$603,024 Hector Palma2664123%$142,120 Richard Mandella4989916%$573,116 Richard Baltas55129422%$478,278 Mike Puype82712119%$358,576 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mark Casse53105719%$775,868 Corey Nakatani11019111617%$930,678 Thomas Proctor4166315%$491,028 TEXAS RED WORKS TOMORROW TO REJOIN DERBY TRAILBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, back at Santa Anita after recovering from an abscessed right foot at the Premier Equine Center in Oakdale, about five hours north of Santa Anita in California’s Central Valley, is scheduled to have his first workout Saturday since Jan. 24, prior to his runner-up finish in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1, as he seeks to get back on the Triple Crown trail.The son of Afleet Alex owned in part by Keith Desormeaux, who also trains the bay colt, has not raced since finishing a fast-closing second by a neck to Lord Nelson in the seven furlong San Vicente. Desormeaux hopes use either the April 4 Santa Anita Derby or the April 11 Arkansas Derby as a steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 2.“He came in Sunday and this will be his first breeze back, a half-mile,” said Keith, who expects to have his brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent, in the saddle.“We’ll let him stretch out. It won’t be any spectacular time, but we’ll do that next weekend. This one’s just to let him re-introduce himself.”Asked if the abscess healed satisfactorily, Desormeaux said, “No issues. His next race will depend on the liveliness of his works; is he finishing well, is he galloping out well, is he coming back after the works in good shape?“He looks great. He doesn’t look like he’s lost a bit of fitness, but it’s been a month, so we’ll have to see. Hopefully, he will be (fit enough), but that is the goal.” WARREN‘S GUSSIE CLIMBS LADDER IN IRISH O’BRIEN            It won’t be the greatest step up in company when Warren’s Gussie jumps from an overnight race to Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, but it does look a tad daunting on paper.That said, Edwin Maldonado likes his chances on the 6-year-old mare bred in California by owner Benjamin Warren.“I feel she has a good shot,” said Maldonado, who has ridden the bay mare in seven of her 12 career starts, winning three, her last two in a row.“She’s won down the hill and is three-for-three on Santa Anita’s turf course overall. You never know. When fillies get good, they get good.”The Irish O’Brien: Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 8-1; Demonica, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Warren’s Gussie, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Qiaona, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Velvet Mesquite, Mike Smith, 9-5; and Star Field, Tiago Pereira, 6-1.last_img read more

first_imgA man who spat at hospital staff and Gardai has been ordered to keep the peace after appearing in court.Constance O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny District Court on public order charges which took place at Letterkenny University Hospital on November 30th last. Garda Seamus Lyons told the court that while in the hospital Gardai were alerted to a drunk man who was spitting at staff.When they went to chat to the man he began spitting at them and was refusing treatment.O’Donnell’s solicitor said her client had suffered from mental health issues which he was trying to address.She said her client acknowledged his behaviour was unacceptable and that he had apologised to hospital staff.“He is a troubled gentleman,” said the solicitor.Judge Paul Kelly bound the man to the peace for 12 months, fined him €100 for not appearing at a previous court sitting and took other charges into consideration.Man who spat at hospital staff and Gardai is bound to the peace was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:courtGardaihospitalspatlast_img read more