Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser

first_img communities in schools logo WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 3, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleBaby showers set nationwide for veteransNext articleSULLUM: Stopping drivers without a legal justification is unconstitutional admincenter_img Communities in Schools Permian BasinThe sixth annual Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser benefitting Communities in Schools Permian Basin has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the Petroleum Club of Midland, 501 W. Wall St., Midland.There will be dinner, libations and live music.Call 205-1364. Twitter Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser Facebook WhatsApp Local Newslast_img read more


Indiana State Police Remind Motorists to Buckle Up During Holiday Travel

first_imgMemorial Day weekend traditionally starts off the summer travel season, and this weekend is shaping up to be the busiest in the Hoosier State in years. With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Race this weekend, along with lower fuel prices, travelers can expect a record number of motorists on the roadways.Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Indiana State Police, will be participating in the Click it or Ticket Campaign and Operation CARE, or Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Troopers will be looking for aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, and those that don’t buckle up. According to NHTSA, (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) seatbelts reduce your risk of injury and death in a crash by 50%.“The Indiana State Police welcome the thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world coming to central Indiana this weekend to enjoy the ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.”, stated ISP Superintendent Doug Carter. “I encourage everyone to buckle up for safety, just as the 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500 do each time they are behind the wheel of a race car or their own car.With the expected increase in traffic, it’s important that motorists follow the safety tips below:•Obey all speed limits and always use your turn signals.•Never drink and drive. Always have a designated driver.•Make sure everyone is buckled up and children are properly restrained in child seats.•Watch for and expect slowed or stopped traffic when approaching construction zones.•Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver.•Avoid following too close. Use the two-second rule. Maintain following distance in construction zones.•Don’t text and drive.•SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for emergency, utility and highway service vehicles.Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Josh Gad Sings Late-Night Version of Frozen with James Corden

first_imgTony nominee and Frozen star Josh Gad and Tony winner James Corden reunited on Corden’s The Late Late Show on April 8, and it was an absolute Broadway extravaganza. First, Gad crashes Corden’s opening monologue with a medley of familiar Frozen tunes. The two first met when they were both on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and One Man, Two Guvnors, and three years later, they have fond memories of the Great White Way. “What has been the standard now,” Gad said, “is so many of us getting our shot from theater. I never in my wildest dreams that I would be doing this show eight times a week…and catapult from that of all things.” Now he’s a huge TV and film star—with Frozen 2 on the way. But don’t expect any spoilers from Gad; he knows just as much as you do. Something tells us they would make a great duo as Tony emcees. Take a look at the clips below, in which the two, joined by James Van Der Beek, also discuss their beginnings in musical theater and their respective first kisses. View Commentslast_img read more


Arsenal legend Lauren reveals he would repeat infamous Ruud Van Nistelrooy incident ‘every year’

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 2:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link541Shares Comment Advertisement Keown and other Arsenal players confronted Van Nistelrooy after the miss (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Lauren has revisited the time the Gunners’ players confronted Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy after his infamous penalty miss in 2003 and defended their actions, saying he would do it again.The feisty match during Arsenal’s famous Invincibles season was dubbed ‘The Battle of Old Trafford’ and despite finishing 0-0 was one of the spectacles of the season.Arsene Wenger’s side were furious as they believed Van Nistelrooy feigned contact to get Patrick Vieira sent off for a second bookable offence.In the final minute of the game, United were awarded a penalty, and after the Dutch striker smashed his strike against the bar, several Arsenal players – led by Martin Keown – surrounded the Red Devils player as a fracas ensued.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite right-back Lauren being suspended for four games and fined £40,000, he admitted he would do it all again, telling the Handbrake Off podcast: ‘People have asked me many times, “Would you do that again?”. I always say 120 per cent I will do it. ‘I don’t mind about the ban, the £40,000 fine. I don’t care, as long as I protect the people I care for, the people I share the dressing room with, the people I love.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Arsenal legend Lauren reveals he would repeat infamous Ruud Van Nistelrooy incident ‘every year’ Lauren was a key part of the Invincibles team (Picture: Getty Images)‘Because I always said when I came to Arsenal, I feel like they are my family. We had a very great batch of people.‘It’s not only about the quality, because we had quality in players like Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, a lot of great, great players, Kanu, but it was something like a bond.‘We cared about each other on the pitch and outside of the pitch so I can consider Arsenal as my family, so therefore I will do whatever is necessary to protect my family.‘In this case against United away from home, I think I would do it every single year if it’s necessary.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsIn the aftermath, Arsenal were charged by the FA with ‘failing to ensure the proper behaviour of their players’ and fined £175,000.Lauren, Martin Keown, Patrick Vieira and Ray Parlour were all suspended for between one and four matches for their involvement.MORE: Arsenal target Dejan Lovren gets green light from Jurgen Klopp to make transferMORE: Arsenal defender William Saliba compared to Raphael Varane by his former coachFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more


United fans and rivals rally round stricken Ferguson

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, who is on the verge of leading the Turin giants to a seventh successive Serie A crown, said: “Stay strong Alex Ferguson.”Stay Strong Alex Ferguson!!!— Massimiliano Allegri (@OfficialAllegri) May 5, 2018 News of Ferguson’s condition also had an impact beyond the world of football.Top American baseball side the Chicago White Sox posted a heartfelt message on their Twitter page weeks after one of their players, Danny Farquhar, recently suffered a brain haemorrhage while sitting in the team dugout.“The #WhiteSox stand with the @ManUtd community in sending our positive thoughts to Sir Alex Ferguson,” said the message on @whitesox.“Having been recently impacted by a brain hemorrhage in our own family, we know the dramatic impact it causes, and the strength that can be drawn from those who care.” Sir Alex FergusonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life on Sunday following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.It is a measure of the Scot’s success on the pitch, and his stature off it that tributes poured in from around the world of sport, and beyond, to wish the 76-year-old a speedy recovery after he underwent surgery on Saturday.“Everyone at AC Milan wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery,” said a statement by the seven-time European champions on their official Twitter page early Sunday morning. Ferguson, who retired from management five years ago, appeared in good health when presenting a commemorative vase to old rival Arsene Wenger, who is stepping down as Arsenal manager, at United’s Old Trafford ground last week.But on Saturday an ambulance was called to the Scot’s home in Cheadle, near Manchester, at 9:00 am (0800 GMT).Concerns for Ferguson’s health mounted when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side’s match against Wigan because of “family reasons”.News of Ferguson’s operation was made public by United in a statement that appeared to be cautiously optimistic about his prospects for recovery.“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the statement said on Saturday.“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.“We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery.” Pending updates on Ferguson’s condition on Sunday, messages of support from all walks of life poured in.“I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy and full recovery,” said British Labour MP John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor.“A brilliant manager and a good man, who won the respect of all of us football supporters worldwide.”Wenger, who spent many years as Ferguson’s main managerial rival in England’s Premier League, offered his support to the Scot in a short statement to the Daily Mail on Sunday.“I am concerned and I’m thinking about him and his family,” said the Frenchman.“I trust his strength and his strong character will get him well very quickly.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Remembering 9/11 with Solemn Commemoration

first_imgA ceremony hosted by the Monmouth County Park System at the Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook 9/11 Memorial is one of a few memorial tributes being held around the county this year on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Photo courtesy MCPSAtlantic Highlands |Monmouth County Park System will host its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook.Held at the site of the county’s 9/11 Memorial, the ceremony honors those who lost their lives that day. All are welcome to attend. The event is rain or shine.Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial is a tribute to 147 Monmouth County men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in 2001.Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook will remain open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 9-11, to provide additional opportunities to visit the 9/11 Memorial.460 Ocean Boulevard, monmouthcountyparks.comHolmdelMayor Tom Critelli and the Township Committee invite all residents to visit the Holmdel Township 9/11 Memorial at Town Hall Sept. 11 to honor the victims of the 2001 events.All day the township will offer patrons flowers and American flags to display around the Upturned Hands sculpture in an act of remembrance, reflection and respect for those lost.Holmdel’s 9/11 memorial, designed by artist and resident Kyle Galante, stands 9 feet tall by 11 feet wide and is composed of 90,000 pounds of black granite. Etched into the sidewalk that encircles the sculpture is a depiction of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The flight numbers of the four planes that were hijacked are etched into the sculpture’s base. The memorial also includes an etching of the World Financial District on its front by artist Philip Hagopian.The shield insignias of the fire department, police department, emergency medical services, and Port Authority are inscribed next to the names of the victims, and the family members of those lost chose the words “freedom, faith, hope, love, family, and unity” to emblazon the granite that surrounds the upturned hands.4 Crawfords Corner Road, holmdelrec.comMiddletownMiddletown will remember 9/11 at the World Trade Center Memorial Gardens, adjacent to the Middletown Arts Center, from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 11. Observe a moment of silence and simple wreath tribute to honor the 37 Middletown residents lost in the World Trade Center attack. Please bring a candle. Parking is available in the Middletown train station parking lot. Rain or shine.36 Church St., middletownnj.orglast_img read more


SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER WORKS BULLET SIX FURLONGS WITH STEVENS UP, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE WINNER SET FOR GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SEPT. 26; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES FOR BAFFERT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2015)–Under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Mandella, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:12.80 under Gary Stevens this morning at Santa Anita–her final work in preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder came on the track at 6:30 a.m. and galloped under the wire, around the Club House turn and was set down by Stevens at the five furlong pole, four lengths behind a stablemate. In-hand throughout, Beholder took command at the sixteenth pole and galloped out seven furlongs as planned.A 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes, Beholder seeks a record third consecutive win in the Zenyatta, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” prep. Should all go well in the 1 1/16 miles Zenyatta, it is expected Beholder, a smashing 8 ¼ length winner versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, will take on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and others in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.“She’s super fit coming off the Pacific Classic,” Stevens told Xpressbet’s Millie Ball this morning. “But she needs to run.”Mandella was simply in awe. When asked for his “take” on the six furlong move, he responded, “I haven’t overcome the goosebumps in my eyes, because when I watch her work, it gives me that.”Beholder Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBH443oY0sWith trainer Bob Baffert away in Kentucky, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah took the track at 6:30 a.m. under exercise rider Manny Avila and backtracked to the half mile pole. As is his wont, “Pharoah” took a moment to take in his surrounds and on Avila’s cue, turned and galloped a strong 1 ½ miles.Owned and bred by Ahmad Zayat, American Pharoah, who followed up his Triple Crown run with an authoritative 2 ¼ length win in the Grade I Haskell Invitational Aug. 2, has not worked since running a close second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29.American Pharoah Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCYrF23tcMlast_img read more


STAKES QUOTES – SAN VICENTE STAKES (SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017)

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner, Kaleem Shah is from San Diego, CA. MARK GLATT, TRAINER LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, SECOND:  “I’m really pleased with his race, especially because he just ran two weeks ago.  I probably wouldn’t have looked at this race if it wasn’t a short field.  This was just an honest effort today.  He (Jamie Theriot) had to move a little early down the backside because we were inside.  He’s run three really good races since we gelded him (Nov. 26) and I think he’ll stretch out to a mile, no problem.”  TRAINER QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, ILIAD, WINNER: “It was a very lucky pick up mount. He’s a very nice horse. He broke well. Actually, he showed a lot of speed today. We were going pretty fast and I was trying to relax him all the way down the backside.“When I asked him, he performed so well.” JOCKEY QUOTES KALEEM SHAH, OWNER OF ILIAD, WINNER: “His last breeze was awesome. I talked with Doug and he had a lot of confidence that he’d run well today and he ran to his works.“We can all hope and pray for horses like this. I’m glad Iliad came along. I hope he continues to move forward. It’s one race at a time in this business, but it looks very promising for now.“I was looking for a great name just like Bayern, which represented a great soccer team. This one, Iliad, represents a great western classic in literature.“I think we stay here and try to run in the San Felipe (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles, March 11) and then hopefully, the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles April 8).” DOUG O’NEILL, ILIAD, WINNER: “He’s a really nice horse, he has a lot of class. He ran huge today. We’ve just tried to not screw him up. Flavien rode a great race today and got it done.“Going seven eighths can be a grind if you break real sharp and try to run all the way (on the lead). Flavien knew what to do and did a great job.”last_img read more