first_imgDerrius Guice is setting the record straight.The Redskins running back downplayed the severity of his hamstring injury on Twitter after reports suggested he could miss training camp later this month. “I don’t listen to the noise, I know what’s going on with me,” Guice tweeted Friday after the report broke.When one user replied to Guice saying that a lot of people are “freaking out” over the scare, the second-year rusher replied: “For no reason.” Melvin Gordon addresses Chargers holdout: ‘I want to get paid’ Related News Dolphins assistant head coach Jim Caldwell to take leave of absence Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott taking legal action against event staffer he had altercation with I don’t listen to the noise. I know what’s going on with me.— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) July 13, 2019For no reason https://t.co/tIChurFwfd— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) July 13, 2019Guice, 22, was selected out of LSU by the Redskins in the second round of the 2018 draft but suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter of Washington’s preseason opener.The team is optimistic he’ll be healthy by the start of the regular season, even if he does end up sitting out the rest of the offseason.The Redskins are scheduled to open camp July 25.last_img read more

first_imgThree boaters were rescued Saturday evening in Belle Glade, after their vessel capsized.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the 1500 block of Torrey Island Road at 7:17 p.m. and located three patients in the water near the capsized vessel.The three people were brought back to shore and transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.last_img

first_imgLEAGUE LEADER—Antonio Brown grabs one of his six catches to keep him on top of the NFL in receptions. (Photo by Thomas Sabol) Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier The Steelers upset the young talented Detroit Lions on their way to what they hope will be another winning season as they face the Cleveland Browns this weekend.Losses by the Browns and the Baltimore Ravens coupled with the Steelers win placed them in a three way tie for second in the weak AFC North at 4-6 behind the Cincinnati Bengals, 7-4, who pounded Cleveland 41-20 in what started out as a close game. The Browns had a 13-0 lead at one time, but that was short lived. The Bengals could run away with the division but of late they have been playing up and down ball. One great game followed by a bomb.The Steelers played good solid football offensively and defensively for three quarters, which was enough to beat the young Lions who only managed one quarter of great football. The trouble is that they played so great in the second quarter it was almost enough to win the game. They scored 27 points in the quarter while shutting down the Steelers, setting a record for most points and yardage against the Steelers since the ‘50s in one quarter. But the Steelers shut down the high powered offense, including Calvin Johnson in the second half holding him to just 6 catches for 179 yards with most of that coming in the second quarter.On the other side of the ball Antonio Brown continued to show why he must be recognized as one of the best receivers in the game. He had 7 catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns, keeping him in first place in the NFL in receptions.Ben Roethlisberger was 29 of 45 for 357 yards and 4 touchdowns. The ground game was nonexistent, as Le’Veon Bell was held to just 36 yards on 18 carry.After falling apart in the second quarter the defense regrouped to put together one of their best halves of the season completely shutting down Matthew Stafford, who was 3 of 16 in the second half.They are led by third string quarterback Jason Campbell, the ex-starter in Washington before Robert Griffin III. Campbell is a good solid quarterback who with the proper tools can led his team to victories, but the Browns don’t have too many tools. Campbell put the ball in the air 56 times against the Bengals completing 27 for 248 yards and one touchdown. Chris Ogbonnays only carried the ball 6 times for 69 yards because after falling behind they had to put the ball in the air. Josh Gordon is their top receiver. He had 5 catches for 125 yards against the Bengals.On paper it doesn’t look like the Browns should be on the same field with the Steelers but they always find a way to play them tough, and could very easily upset them. But they showed nothing against the Bengals.The Bengals go into their bye week with a solid grip on the AFC North division with a 7-4 record. The Ravens couldn’t beat a Chicago Bears team without its starting quarterback. And even though Ray Rice was impressive picking up 135 yards quarterback Joe Flacco had another uninspiring game. Which means they could very easily lose to the New York Jets this weekend which would put them a game behind the Steelers if Pittsburgh can get past the Browns? The two wins would pull Pittsburgh up to 6-6 which would keep them in the hunt for the wildcard spot in the playoffs.A long, long way from which they started.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_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2015)–A full contingent of Santa Anita-based jockeys will be without mounts as they themselves will do the running in Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, April 4.  A traditional prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby later in the day, the Derby Day 5K will start at 8 a.m.            “We’re going to have more jockeys participating than ever before,” said jockey Aaron Gryder, who was born in nearby West Covina and has more than 3,600 career wins in a career dating back to 1987.  “We’re all out here to have fun, but I think the number of jocks participating is a pretty good indicator that we all are living healthier and are much more committed to fitness than maybe we were 20 or 30 years ago.”            The list of committed jockeys, with their probability of winning provided by Santa Anita morning line maker, Jon White, follows:Saul Arias  15-1                  Cheryl Charlton       15-1 Victor Espinoza      12-1  Omar Figueroa  6-1      Martin Garcia  12-1          S. Gonzalez  15-1   Aaron Gryder  10-1          Modesto Linares  12-1            E. Maldonado  12-1          Brayan Pena  15-1 Tiago Pereira  12-1           Iggy Puglisi  15-1                                      Alex Solis  10-1                  Joe Steiner  12-1   Kayla Stra  15-1                  Elvis Trujillo  8-1    Drayden Van Dyke  8-1            All runners will begin their 5K journey in Santa Anita’s parking lot area that adjoins the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.  After running north on Baldwin Ave., the course angles west into the Los Angeles County Arboretum for a scenic loop.  The runners will then head east across Baldwin Ave. for a short tour of Santa Anita’s Stable Area en route to the track’s Infield tunnel which takes them to a quarter mile finish on Santa Anita’s inner training track.            Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to participate and may register online at www.kinaneevents.com.  Derby Day 5K walk-up registration will be available from March 20 through April 2 at Run With Us, located at 235 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena.            Those wishing to register the day before the event can do so on April 3, at the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Race day registration will be available in the Santa Anita parking lot, next to the 5K starting line beginning at 6:30 a.m.            For more information on the Santa Anita Derby Day 5k Run and Walk, please visit santaanita.com/events or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The term “rebuilding” seems to be verboten around the building now known as Oracle Park, but make no mistake, that’s what the San Francisco Giants, winners of three titles this decade, are doing after 187 losses in the last two years.That, of course, means that the 2019 version of the Giants, barring a minor miracle, is likely going to push the team’s three-year running loss total well above 270.Yes, this is likely to be another lost season, but unlike the last two campaigns, …last_img read more

first_imgBUFFALO — The Sharks are still at a stage in their season where one mistake can end up costing them a victory.In Tuesday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, an inefficient line change in overtime, later called “inexcusable” by captain Logan Couture, denied the Sharks a chance to pick up an extra point.After the Sharks got the puck out of their zone, Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier headed off the ice to make a change after a extremely long.shift, well over a minute. That allowed the Sabres to …last_img read more

first_img12 March 2015King Shaka International Airport in Durban has reported electricity savings of 1.9 GWh over three years – or the equivalent of R2.7-million – by implementing an energy management system with the support of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA).The amount of energy saved at the airport is enough to power 225 South African middle-income homes for a whole year.The airport, which is managed by state-owned Airports Company of SA (Acsa), identified energy saving as one of its key business imperatives. It signed up for the NCPC-SA’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Project.The NCPC-SA is a programme of the Department of Trade and Industry, hosted by the CSIR. Its services are fully subsidised to enable companies to proactively comply with South Africa’s environmental policies, regulatory frameworks and standards, before these become legislated.Three projects undertaken at the airport over three years have resulted in a total energy saving of 1 932 576 kWh, which is valued at R2 761 249. With a total investment of R40 0641, the estimated average payback period was 1.8 months. A reduction of 1 850 tonnes of carbon dioxide was achieved.NCPC-SA provided training and assessment to King Shaka staff, helping the company to develop and implement an energy management system.Airport spokesperson Colin Naidoo said the real success behind the project was the high returns on low- or zero-cost initiatives. The airport’s financial investment was less than a fifth of the savings gained.The project has focused on reducing lighting demand throughout the airport, including in the parkades, as well as improving the management of air conditioning.Kevin Cilliers, NCPC-SA senior project manager in KwaZulu-Natal, said he believed the success of the project was due to the enthusiasm of dedicated, responsible people to improve energy consumption.“The support of top management is critical for a programme like this to succeed. Their support also includes getting employees involved and excited about energy management. ACSA has a number of sites throughout the country, so the learning and successes can be shared with other airports,” Cilliers said.Cilliers adds that companies such as ACSA that decide to roll-out EnMS to other branches or affiliates play an important role in extending the environmental and financial benefits accrued through sustainable energy management strategies in South Africa.The Industrial Energy Efficiency Project is implemented by the NCPC-SA in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. It is funded by the South African government through the Departments of Trade and Industry and Energy and international donors, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the UK Department for International Development.Source: CSIRlast_img read more

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Ole Martin Wold/Yara International Builder of specialized vessels Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract to construct an autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for Norwegian chemical company YARA.The world’s first autonomous and electric-driven container vessel, to be named Yara Birkeland, will be delivered from Vard in Brevik in early 2020. The shipbuilder informed that the contract value is around NOK 250 million (USD 29.5 million).After delivery, the vessel will gradually move from manned operations to fully autonomous operations by 2022. It will operate in Norway, in a cargo transit between Yara’s plant in Porsgrunn to ports in Brevik and Larvik.With a length of 80 meters and a beam of 15 meters, the vessel will have a cargo capacity of 120 TEU, replacing 40,000 truck journeys a year. Yara Birkeland will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.“A vessel like Yara Birkeland has never been built before, and we rely on teaming up with partners with an entrepreneurial mindset and cutting edge expertise,” Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara, said.last_img read more