Pasadena Unified 2014-2015 Open Enrollment Begins January 9

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News As Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students begin the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year this week, it is also time for families to think about next school year. PUSD’s Open Enrollment application period for the 2014-2015 academic year begins January 9 and continues through February 6, 2014.Open Enrollment is the district’s school of choice program that offers students the opportunity to attend schools with themed or specialized programs or a campus outside of their neighborhood school’s attendance boundaries. All students living within PUSD boundaries that will be entering kindergarten-11th grade in the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to participate in Open Enrollment. Families who live outside of district boundaries are also able to submit an application of interest on openenrollment.info.“The schools of PUSD are dedicated to preparing students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and strong communicators while reflecting the wealth of cultural, science and technological resources that make the Greater Pasadena area a desirable and distinctive choice for residents and businesses,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry, “Our schools offer themed learning for every age group to provide our students with a solid academic foundation, along with skills to be 21st century global citizens.”Signature programs for the 2014-2015 school year that are available through Open Enrollment include:Dual Language Immersion Programs· Two K-5 Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs at San Rafael Elementary and Jackson Elementary Schools· A K-5 Dual Language Immersion Program in Mandarin Chinese at Field Elementary School· Dual Language Immersion Middle School Programs in sixth grade with Spanish at Blair School and Mandarin Chinese at Sierra Madre Middle School (New for 2014-2015)MAGNET PROGRAMS· A Spanish Dual Language Immersion and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet at Jackson Elementary School (New for 2014-2015)· A STEM Magnet Program at Washington Accelerated Elementary School (New for 2014-2015)· The Washington STEAM Magnet Academy at Washington Middle School· An Arts Magnet Program at Eliot Middle School (New for 2014-2015)International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs· The IB Primary Years Programme (Grades K-5) at Willard Elementary School· The IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12) at Blair School.College and Career Pathways· Ten themed high school academies that partner with local institutions and businesses to provide mentoring and workplace learning opportunities:· Academy of Creative Industries Pathway at Marshall Fundamental School (New for 2014-2015)· App Academy: Mobile, Web and Game Development at Pasadena High School· Arts, Entertainment and Media Pathway at John Muir High School· Building and Design Pathway at Rose City High School (New for 2014-2015)· Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway at John Muir High School· Creative Arts, Media and Design Pathway at Pasadena High School· Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy at Blair High School· Engineering and Environmental Science Pathway at John Muir High School· Health Careers Academy at Blair High School· Law and Public Service Pathway at Pasadena High SchoolPermit Only Schools· Don Benito Fundamental School· Norma Coombs Alternative School· Marshall Fundamental SchoolTo participate in PUSD’s Open Enrollment, families need to complete the 2014-2015 application online at www.openenrollment.info. Applicants may indicate up to five school choices in order of preference. Open Enrollment closes on February 6. School placement is by random lottery and placement is not based on when an application is submitted. Families participating in Open Enrollment will be notified about their school placement by March 1, 2014.Assistance and computers for Internet access to complete the online application are available on the following dates and locations:PUSD Education Center, Room 240351 South Hudson Avenue, PasadenaThursday, Jan. 9 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)Tuesday, Jan. 14 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)Thursday, Feb. 6 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)PUSD School Sites during School HoursThursday, Jan. 23Thursday, Jan. 30Thursday, Feb. 6Families can learn more about PUSD and its schools by viewing the PUSD School Guide at gopusd.com/schoolguide or attending the PUSD First Choice Festival at the PUSD Education Center on Tuesday, January 14. For more information about the Open Enrollment process, timelines and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit www.openenrollment.info or call (626) 396-3600, ext. 88340. 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All Souls award fellowship to state-school graduate

first_imgFraser Campbell, aformer president of the Oxford Union, has become one of the few students whoattended a state school to be admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious All SoulsCollege.Campbell,who graduated from Pembroke this year with a first in Law, was unanimouslyelected by the existing Fellows of to hold a seven year Fellowship. He said, “I’mdelighted to have been elected a Fellow, as it gives me a great opportunity tocombine my legal training with continuing research in broader fields.”TheCollege Warden, Dr John Davis, said, “We are full of self-congratulation athaving elected Fraser Campbell to the Fellowship.” Despite reports in The Timesand The Mirror newspapers that Campbell had beenthe first state-edu­cated pupil to be admitted, Davis told Cherwell that this was notthe case.AllSouls does, however, remain dominated by Fellows with public or private schoolbackgrounds. Davissaid, “We have seventy Fellows. Of these am pretty sure ten or a dozen or sowent to state schools immediately before coming to Oxford and then becomingprize Fellows.” This would mean that about 16% of Fellows had a state schoolbackground.Campbell’sold school, St Ninian’s high school in Glasgow,is a state comprehensive which rarely sends pupils to Oxbridge. Campbell’s former Englishand guidance teacher, Camilla Sheridan, said that despite attendance of targetschools conferences, “some years no-one even applies to Oxbridge”. Last yearonly one student applied, but failed to gain a place, and this year the onlyapplicant is Fraser’s younger sister. Sheridan described as an“inspiration” to students, who are famil­iar with his success story, especiallyafter he was invited back to present prizes at the annual prizegiving ceremony.Campbell said: “too manystudents from ordinary backgrounds convince themselves that they will facediscrimi­nation at Oxbridge and so don’t apply: in fact, when they apply theydo very well in the admissions process. If my appointment at (and previ­ouslymy post at the union) shows that comprehensive school pupils can do well at Oxford, then glad, butcertainly don’t want to be seen as the exception that proves the rule.ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

Are Dams really worth it?

first_imgDams have a deleterious affect on water quality and on fish habitat and passage. Indeed, wild salmon numbers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River basin are down some 85 percent since the big dams went in there a half century ago.  Pictured: the world famous Hoover dam, built in 1936. Photo Cred: iStockPhoto/ThinkstockDear EarthTalk: How is it that dams actually hurt rivers?— Missy Davenport, Boulder, CODams are a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering prowess—controlling the flow of a wild rushing river is no small feat. But in this day and age of environmental awareness, more and more people are questioning whether generating a little hydroelectric power is worth destroying riparian ecosystems from their headwaters in the mountains to their mouths at the ocean and beyond.According to the non-profit American Rivers, over 1,000 dams across the U.S. have been removed to date. And the biggest dam removal project in history in now well underway in Olympic National Park in Washington State where two century-old dams along the Elwha River are coming out. But why go to all the trouble and expense of removing dams, especially if they contribute much-needed renewable, pollution-free electricity to our power grids?The decision usually comes down to a cost/benefit analysis taking into account how much power a given dam generates and how much harm its existence is doing to its host river’s environment. Removing the dams on the Elwha River was a no-brainer, given that they produced very little usable electricity and blocked fish passage on one of the region’s premiere salmon rivers. Other cases aren’t so clear cut.According to the Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC), a consortium of 150 groups concerned about the impact of dams, degraded water quality is one of the chief concerns. Organic materials from within and outside the river that would normally wash downstream get built up behind dams and start to consume a large amount of oxygen as they decompose. In some cases this triggers algae blooms which, in turn, create oxygen-starved “dead zones” incapable of supporting river life of any kind. Also, water temperatures in dam reservoirs can differ greatly between the surface and depths, further complicating survival for marine life evolved to handle natural temperature cycling. And when dam operators release oxygen-deprived water with unnatural temperatures into the river below, they harm downstream environments as well.Dammed rivers also lack the natural transport of sediment crucial to maintaining healthy organic riparian channels. Rocks, wood, sand and other natural materials build up at the mouth of the reservoir instead of dispersing through the river’s meandering channel. “Downstream of a dam, the river is starved of its structural materials and cannot provide habitat,” reports HRC.Fish passage is also a concern. “Most dams don’t simply draw a line in the water; they eliminate habitat in their reservoirs and in the river below,” says HRC. Migratory fish like salmon, which are born upstream and may or may not survive their downstream trip around, over or through a dam, stand an even poorer chance of completing the round trip to spawn. Indeed, wild salmon numbers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River basin are down some 85 percent since the big dams went in there a half century ago.While the U.S. government has resisted taking down any major hydroelectric dam along the Columbia system, political pressure is mounting. No doubt all concerned parties will be paying close attention to the ecosystem and salmon recovery on the Elwha as it unfolds over the next few decades.CONTACTS: American Rivers, www.americanrivers.org; HRC, www.hydroreform.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

Rahimić: It is an important match but it is not a key match

first_imgThe most experience football player of BiH, Elvir Rahimić will once again play for BiH national team. He expect victory over the unpleasant team of Greece.‘I am happy to return to team, especially before such an important match’ said Rahimić to sportsport.ba and added: ‘This is a very important match, but it is not the key match, since after this one, we have another five matches. Every match is important, because it gives three points. They are competitors for the first place, and that’s why this match is so important. As always I hope for the good play and victory.’Rahimić noted that Greeks always play with the same composition, and that BiH team is well acquainted with them.Rahimić added that it is a handicap that Pjanić and Salihović won’t play because they are great players and mean a lot for the team, but he noted that there are other players who can take their places.last_img read more

Highlands Hopes for Henry Hudson Trail Expansion

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HIGHLANDS – Last year, borough residents observed construction crews passing through town to access the storm-battered Atlantic Highlands segment of the Henry Hudson trail to execute a million dollars’ worth of repairs.The popular trail for bikers, strollers and runners ends at the Highlands border.The opening of that renovated trail has revived a discussion in Highlands about the potential value of extending the route through the bay-front town.On Feb. 7, the borough council unanimously voted to ask the Monmouth County Park System (MCPS) for assistance in connecting the 24-mile-long Henry Hudson Trail to Highlands. A detailed, Intra-Borough Bike Path plan was introduced and presented in late 2011 but was shelved in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy months later.“It just so happens that you kind of get cut off once the bike path ends from Atlantic Highlands, which is ridiculous,” said Highlands councilwoman Rosemary Ryan, who helped oversee the report in 2011. “You can get to Hartshorne Park and Sandy Hook from here.”Joe Sardonia, an MCPS supervising landscape architect, said talks about extending the trail into Highlands had stalled after Sandy.“We haven’t really looked at that very closely recently,” Sardonia said, “and it’s a bit disjointed.”The 2011 plan was generated to be both a thoroughfare for bikers and joggers who utilize the trail, as well as for residents looking for a safe way to commute by bicycle through Highlands. The small, 0.71-square-mile bayside community hopes to connect the Henry Hudson Trail to about a dozen local roadways with significance.The report was split into four categories – the Henry Hudson Trail section, Huddy Park section, Downtown section and the Hill section – each offering its own unique amenities. Bicyclists would be able to safely access many of Highlands’ restaurants, local businesses and its numerous borough, county and state parks.“It would be a direct benefit to our local economy,” said Carla Cefalo-Braswell, president of the Highlands Business Partnership. “It would definitely be an economic driver because people would potentially see more businesses instead of seeing the trail ending and not coming into town.”The report also suggests bike racks, interpretive signage, informational kiosks and bicyclist-friendly roadway markings all be implemented along the route.The most challenging aspect of the bike path, per the report, is the Hill section, where bicyclists would have to cross Route 36 and traverse up hilly roads to the historic Twin Lights State Park and to the 794-acre Hartshorne Woods Park.At Hartshorne Woods Park, the park system has been improving Battery Lewis over the past few years. The former military outpost served as a defensive location for Fort Hancock’s protection on the New York Harbor during World War II. The site has become a refurbished, walk-through informational center set to open in the spring.But Sardonia said connection to Hartshorne Woods Park would not be so easy.“I think it would be a benefit,” he said, “but the question is how do you do that in a safe manner, given the existing roads?”Ryan, the councilwoman, said she also envisioned the Henry Hudson Trail running through Highlands onto Gateway National Recreation Area and then into Sea Bright.The Henry Hudson Trail currently runs in sections from Freehold to Atlantic Highlands, passing through Marlboro, Matawan, Keyport, Hazlet and Middletown. According to the park system, it was formerly called the Bayshore rail corridor, a 19th-century rail line serving towns from Aberdeen to Atlantic Highlands.In 1980, Monmouth County secured a grant to acquire the property from Conrail. In 1990, the county took control of the right-of-way and began rehabilitating the trail through federal grants a few years later. New Jersey Transit currently owns the trail corridor.The complete Intra-Borough Bicycle Plan can be found online at HighlandsBorough.org.This article first appeared in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015

first_imgThomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 SHARED BELIEF ON TARGET FOR $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAPUNDEFEATED DORTMUND WORKS, SAN FELIPE NEXT? STEVENS RECALLS SEABISCUIT AND GEORGE WOOLFKOBE‘S BACK IS BACK FOR THE SAN CARLOS STAKESPURE TACTICS STEPS UP IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPOTENTIALLY BIG PAY DAYS LOOM ON BIG ‘CAP DAYRIDING GREAT JERRY LAMBERT DEAD AT AGE OF 74 Mike Puype6251088%$278,896 Peter Eurton55118720%$546,828 Carla Gaines3154216%$317,105 Felipe Valdez3166519%$146,798 James Cassidy4575916%$270,050 RATTATAPTAP KNOCKING ON DOOR FOR SANTA YSABEL WINRattataptap suffered her only loss in three starts in the Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Whatever chance she had in the Grade III race went out the window at the start, when she hopped and bobbled.After that, she pretty much did the best she could, eventually finishing some 18 lengths behind victorious Seduire. Aside from that, Rattataptap would be perfect, since she won her two other starts, her last by 4 ¾ lengths at Santa Anita on Jan. 29.At 1 1/16 miles, the Santa Ysabel is the first start beyond 6 ½ furlongs for the daughter of Tapit, trained by Jeff Bonde for Mark DeDomenico, Jerry Durant and Michael House.“She’s training really well and her last start, she looked like she had plenty left, as to going a little further,” Bonde said.The Santa Ysabel: Danette, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Curling’s Fox, Mike Smith, 5-2; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 15-1; Rainha da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 10-1; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Stella Wind, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1.KOBE‘S BACK RETURNS IN SAN CARLOS STAKESKobe isn’t back, but Kobe’s Back is back. A 4-year-old son of Flatter trained by Peter Eurton for owners C R K Stable, Kobe’s Back is named for the sidelined Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant.After a seven-month absence, Kobe’s Back is scheduled to make his return to the races in next Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at seven furlongs. The gray colt has been working forwardly under Gary Stevens, who rides in the San Carlos.“He’s been working really well,” Eurton said, “and Gary and I both love the seven-eighths. Eventually, Gary even thinks he’ll go a lot further, which is something he’s never been able to do, although he did try twice (clipping heels in the CashCall Futurity at 1 1/16 miles in December 2013 and finishing an eventful seventh in the Grade II Rebel on a wet/fast track at 1 1/16 miles last March).“But the San Carlos is the plan for now. If he does well there, we’ll just kind of take one race at a time. But he is training very well. He loves this race track. He’s doing well here.“He missed all that time because of minor knee surgery. They took a little flake out, then they brought him back a couple months later.” Bob Baffert661314920%$1,231,398 Tiago Pereira80971211%$303,424 Elvis Trujillo14016171111%$997,792 Mark Glatt4678715%$371,324 Santiago Gonzalez5955118%$188,354 Joseph Talamo15217162511%$1,180,122 SANTA ANITA HOSTS SEABISCUIT SCREENING SATURDAY, STEVENS AVAILABLEIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races this Saturday.The film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy and active Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. It is regarded by many as perhaps the greatest racetrack-themed film of all time. (Stevens, who played the legendary George Woolf in the film, will be available to media prior to the screening in the Paddock Area).“Seabiscuit is a great part of Santa Anita history, thanks to his storied win in the Big ‘Cap, followed by the book and the movie, in which I was able to portray George Woolf,” Stevens said Thursday morning. “That was a great honor for me.“It’s been 12 years since the movie, but it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like only yesterday. Seabiscuit is a great piece of history, along with Santa Anita.”Admission to the Seabiscuit movie screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free to fans attending the races ($5 General Admission). For those arriving after 5 p.m., admission is $10.Along with being nominated for Best Picture, Seabiscuit, which was directed by Gary Ross, also received Academy Award nominations for: Best Writing; Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Art Direction/Set Decoration; Best Costume Design; and Best Sound Mixing.“Seabiscuit” will be shown on a giant 60-foot screen in Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area and the track will also provide several Food Trucks and Dessert options as well as music for fans to enjoy in conjunction with the screening.The Seabiscuit event will serve as a prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap a week from Saturday, March 7.For more information on the Seabiscuit screening and to make reservations for the Santa Anita Handicap, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. Martin Garcia9317131218%$1,263,760 Brice Blanc3162319%$239,262 Brandon Boulanger915585%$163,086 DORTMUND COULD RUN IN SAN FELIPE NEXT SATURDAYDortmund, unbeaten in four starts and a major player on the Triple Crown trail, workedseven furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Thursday morning in 1:25.60 under regular rider Martin Garcia. Dortmund galloped out a mile in 1:38.Asked if the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown was possible to start in next Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles instead of waiting for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4, trainer Bob Baffert said, “anything’s possible.”Promising maiden winner Prospect Park, definite at this point for the San Felipe, is scheduled to work shortly for the $400,000 race that offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner.“I brought him up from San Luis Rey the day before yesterday,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He galloped great here Wednesday, and now we’ve got to determine whether we work tomorrow or Saturday,” depending on the weather. “I’d rather work Saturday, because that’s a week out (from the race), but, you can’t work if the track’s closed.”            Also probable for the San Felipe are unbeaten Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and Baffert trainee Lord Nelson, who upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1.Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six furlongs for Jim Cassidy Thursday in a bullet 1:12, while El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, scheduled to run in the Spiral at Turfway Park on March 27 for trainer Jeff Bonde, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80. Drayden Van Dyke13215151811%$817,156 Tyler Baze18124191813%$1,360,584 Mario Gutierrez724946%$258,540 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux11924221520%$1,366,650 Flavien Prat80109713%$509,086 Martin Pedroza1171117159%$506,004 Mike Smith7215141121%$1,337,491 Michael Pender2964221%$155,720 Rafael Bejarano16440252224%$1,841,334 Jerry Hollendorfer10721141620%$2,077,638 A. C. Avila2261327%$149,974 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde2590336%$320,760 $1 MILLION LATE PICK 4 GUARTANTEE ON BIG ‘CAP DAYShared Belief is expected to rule a prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, but that won’t prevent fans from trying to land a game-changing score.There will be huge guaranteed pools that day, including a $1 million Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6, in addition to three other graded stakes besides the Big ‘Cap, with Triple Crown hopefuls spotlighted in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.Also, there will be a Beerfest and live music in the infield. First post time will be 12 noon.RACING MOURNS PASSING OF TOP RIDER JERRY LAMBERTJerry Lambert, one of California’s leading jockeys through the 1960s and ’70s was found dead Monday morning at his place of employment, Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., by his daughter, Lacey, who is also employed at the farm.Born in Clyde, Kansas, on Dec. 27, 1940, Lambert, 74, was best known as the regular rider of the jet-black Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, with whom Lambert won three consecutive Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. “The Black Horse” as Lambert often referred to him, had a keen temperament and front-running style that was perfectly complemented by Lambert’s deft touch.“He was a great rider,” said retired Hall of Fame jockey Donald Pierce. “I rode with him from the time he came to California in 1961 until I retired (early 1984). Anytime he was in a race, you had to deal with him because he didn’t make mistakes. He was very quiet, very low key and he’d come and beat you when you’d least expect it. He was a lot like Shoe. He was very quiet to be around and to ride with.”Santa Anita’s leading Winter/Spring Meet rider in 1967-’68 with 77 winners in 72 days of racing, “Clyde” as he was known to his contemporaries, was also leading rider at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree Meeting in 1972 with 30 winners. Known as a great judge of pace and blessed with light hands and a cool demeanor, Lambert’s career was often stymied by his love of the outdoors, which resulted in a number of protracted absences from the saddle.“I think maybe the best indication of how good he was, was that every time he came back, he had a lot of business,” said Pierce. “Buster Millerick (trainer of Native Diver) loved him and whenever Jerry would come back to ride, Buster put him on horses which was very unusual then, ’cause those older guys didn’t like it when you took off and were gone for a while. Most of the time, when you took off, those horses went to other jocks and that’s the way it was.”Lambert, who was also Del Mar’s leading rider in 1967, was an integral part of one of American Racing’s all-time greatest match races, which pitted trainer A.T. “Tommy” Doyle’s Typecast against trainer Willard Proctor’s Convenience at a mile and one eighth on June 17, 1972 at Hollywood Park.Typecast, who was ridden by Bill Shoemaker, was favored over Convenience, but Lambert, in the opinion of many observers, rode a race for the ages, enabling Convenience to prevail by a head in a $250,000 winner-take-all thriller witnessed by an on-track crowd of 53,575.“Not too many people out-rode Shoemaker, but Jerry had him in his hip pocket that day,” said trainer Tom Proctor, who was a 16-year-old groom at the time. “He had Shoe in a bad spot going into the first turn and again when they turned for home. He had Shoe where he wanted him and he drifted out, so Shoe had to come inside. I never saw my dad get nervous, but he was that day. There were 53,000 ‘paid’ there and from the time the horses came into the old paddock in front of the grandstand, I don’t think anyone sat down. Jerry was a horse-backer and that was a big win for Glen Hill Farm.”Lambert enjoyed a career resurgence in 1987, riding at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields for trainers such as Jack Arterburn and Jerry Dutton, but his roll was derailed when he sustained a life-threatening spill going into the far turn at Pleasanton in July, ’87, which resulted in a broken cheekbone, broken ankle and collapsed lung.Commenting on the incident in a Los Angeles Times article on Feb. 1, 1988, veteran turf writer and handicapper Gordon Jones said, “Too bad. Jerry Lambert was riding as well as I’ve ever seen him ride, and then for that to happen . . . ”Lambert was a winner of the 1995 Darley Award, given annually to America’s top Arabian-bred jockey and he finished up his riding career at Los Alamitos, where he dominated the track’s Arabian-bred standings from 1994-1998.“Jerry may’ve had the best set of hands I’ve ever seen,” said Los Al track announcer, Ed Burgart. “He sat a horse perfect and he never abused his mounts. They ran out of their minds for Jerry; he just had that magic touch.”A winner of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1971, Lambert, who broke his maiden on a half-mile bullring in Shelby, Montana, in 1958, won 2,535 Thoroughbred races and retired with 42 stakes wins at Santa Anita, 54 at Hollywood Park and 30 stakes triumphs at Del Mar.According to Lacey Lambert, her father, who had been in poor health, died of natural causes. Funeral services are pending.FINISH LINES: Winning Prize, scratched from Sunday’s Joe Hernandez Stakes when the race was moved from turf to dirt, worked seven furlongs on turf Thursday in 1:30 for the Kilroe under the tutelage of Neil Drysdale . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest handicappers in the East Paddock Gardens this weekend at 11:20 a.m. will be Steve Unite, Horseplayer and 2007 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist on Saturday, and jockey Aaron Gryder on Sunday . . . Popular Santa Anita horn blower Jay Cohen will host the show at Pasadena’s Ice House on Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 22) OWNERS ‘NITA WINNER’ IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPure Tactics jumps from a victory in the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf to the grassy Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile next Saturday, but Doug O’Neill is optimistic about the chances of the Texas-bred horse, who has nine wins from 21 career starts.“He’s very versatile,” the trainer said. “We do think his best distance is eight furlongs. Obviously, the Kilroe is a big step up from the restricted stakes he just won, but he’s doing well and it’s in our own back yard.“The owners are great people, super-patient, Doug and Anita Cole, from the Midwest. They own a bunch of spas that are like the Burk Williams spas in California. His wife’s name is Nita, so Doug made a play on words by calling the ownership ‘Nita Winner’ LLC.” Corey Nakatani831481217%$708,118 Edwin Maldonado781141014%$398,026 Gary Stevens6611101217%$926,020 Peter Miller1001820818%$1,036,136 Fernando Perez1151014109%$507,022 Richard Baltas4487318%$335,038 Victor Espinoza11921241418%$1,370,508 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Doug O’Neill103910159%$554,436 John Sadler788141210%$595,976 Mark Casse4385519%$633,598 Philip D’Amato47118723%$507,210 Hector Palma2363126%$129,150 Richard Mandella4287719%$418,586 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SHARED BELIEF WORKS WELL FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPOnce-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Shared Belief worked five furlongsTuesday in 1:00.40 at Golden Gate Fields and will have one more major drill over the Tapeta surface at his home base next Tuesday before vanning Wednesday morning to Santa Anita for final preparations for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap next Saturday, March 7.“He’ll be checked out after that last work and if everything’s OK, ship early Wednesday and arrive at Santa Anita around noon,” said Dan Ward, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s assistant.San Pasqual Stakes winner Hoppertunity worked five furlongs Thursday in a minute flat, after which Bob Baffert said he would wait for the Big ‘Cap weights, to be released late this Saturday, before making a final decision on Hoppertunity’s Big ‘Cap status. -30-last_img read more

Hackers For National Security Taking ‘Friendly’ Fire

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Terrorists could easily sabotage large portions of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Security is so weak in many industrial control systems that even an average hacker could shut down water and power plants, damage nuclear facilities and freeze automobile and aircraft assembly lines.The threat is so real that right or wrong, some security experts are publicly disclosing the weakest links to force action.The Security RenegadesLeading the renegades is Dale Peterson, founder of Sunrise, Fla.-based Digital Bond, which specializes in monitor, control and alarm systems for industrial plants. Peterson runs Project Basecamp, in which researchers demonstrate the fragility of critical control systems.Basecamp’s latest target was Germany-based Smart Software Solutions, better known as 3S. Peterson’s commandos found major vulnerabilities in 3S’ CoDeSys, a software tool for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are computers that automate industrial tasks, such as operating valves. More than 250 ICS makers use CoDeSys.The vulnerabilities would give access to the PLC upload code without an ID or password. That means a hacker would have full control of a controller. In exposing the weakness, Basecamp researchers also released exploit tools so 3S customers could test the vulnerabilities themselves.Inadequate ResponseThe Department of Homeland Security responded with an alert that recommended manufacturers “take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities.”Tuesday, 3S confirmed the problem, saying, “We take this issue very seriously and are currently working on a solution.”At the same time, the company acknowledged that securing its products against cyber attacks was not its focus. “In general, we do not offer any standard tools in CoDeSys which are to protect the controller from a serious cyber attack.”That attitude is exactly why Peterson launched Basecamp, which he insisted discloses vulnerabilities already known to hackers and the manufacturers. His goal is to get vendors to stop making industrial control products that are “insecure by design” and to fix what is already in use. So far, his strategy hasn’t worked.“They complain and everyone says that it shouldn’t be made public, yet we still don’t see it getting corrected,” Peterson said.Was Stuxnet Not Warning Enough?What can happen when hackers gain access to an industrial control system was demonstrated in Iran in 2010. A virus dubbed Stuxnet was unleashed in an Iranian nuclear facility, damaging centrifuges used to enrich uranium. The New York Times reported that the U.S. and Israeli governments developed the malware together.3S is not the first company targeted by Basecamp. The research group disclosed in January vulnerabilities in widely used PLCs made by General Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Modicon, Koyo Electronics and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.The researchers also have released exploit modules for some of the vulnerabilities in the popular Metasploit tool kit used by security experts and hackers.Homeland Security does not support the work of groups like Basecamp. Marty Edwards, director of the department’s Control Systems Security Program, told Wired the agency “does not encourage the release of sensitive vulnerability information” until a solution is ready for distribution.A ‘Pre-9/11 Moment’Partisan politics has prevented Congress from passing a cybersecurity bill to protect the nation from attacks on critical infrastructure. Lawmakers’ inaction comes as the Obama administration warns that a strike can happen at anytime.In a speech to a group of business leaders in New York this month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the nation needed to heed the warning signs and bolster its cyber defenses to avoid another tragedy like the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. According to Panetta, the country is in a “pre-9/11 moment.”How far Congress will go to force manufacturers to secure industrial systems remains to be seen. Replacing or upgrading them would be expensive and companies would lobby hard against laws that would force them to make changes.“We’ve been very disappointed in the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. government,” Peterson said. “They have not said out loud that these devices are vulnerable and need to be replaced.” Peterson said he’ll continue exposing security weaknesses.His efforts are unlikely to produce much more than an occasional headline. Creating national cyber defenses requires forceful government action, private-public interaction and cooperation among companies and industries not seen since World War II. Let’s hope that happens before we’re hit again. Tags:#basecamp#cracking#cybersecurity#hacking#legislation#regulation#security#stuxnet Related Posts center_img antone gonsalves Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

BJP panel gives clean chit to party leaders in Leh bribery case

first_imgJammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina and two other senior leaders were given clean chits by the party’s internal fact-finding commission in the alleged case of offering bribes to journalists in Leh to influence the recently held parliamentary polls in Ladakh.“The BJP leaders have not done anything wrong and whatever charges have been levelled against them are totally false and baseless,” the three-member commission headed by Justice (retd) G.D. Sharma said in its report, released by the party here on Thursday.The State unit of the Congress, however, rejected the probe and termed it an attempt by the party to influence police investigation.The commission was constituted last month on the directions of BJP national president Amit Shah.The commission, whose other members include former IGP S.S. Bijral as member and Pallav Sharma as member-secretary, has given clean chits to Mr. Raina, State party general secretary Narinder Singh and MLC Vikram Randhawa as it found that they did not, in any manner, whatsoever, misconducted themselves to seek favour in any form.On May 4, the Press Club, Leh, had accused the BJP of trying to bribe its members by offering “envelopes filled with money” after a press conference on May 2, a charge denied by the party which had said allegations were “politically motivated”.Statements recordedThe commission said it recorded statements of journalists, persons associated with the Press Club, local leaders and examined CCTV footage besides recording the statement of the accused BJP leaders.The commission said it was established beyond any manner of doubt that the allegations of giving bribe by the MLC in the presence of Mr. Raina, Mr. Singh and district president, Leh, Dorje Angchuk is the result of afterthought and forms a part of criminal conspiracy as defined under Section 120-A of RPC.“The proof of giving or accepting illegal gratification is the raison d’etre of the offence of bribery, which ingredient is missing in this case,” the commission said.The police had on May 9 registered an FIR against the BJP leaders in connection with bribe allegations on the directions of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh.last_img read more

Cavaliers expect Isaiah Thomas to play by January

first_imgView comments Thomas has begun running and doing on-court activities as he rehabilitates the injury, which prematurely ended his postseason with the Celtics. Cleveland acquired him in a trade that sent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston, its biggest challenger in the East.Thomas doesn’t need surgery. While the Eastern Conference champions have been encouraged by his recovery, they will not rush him back. While he gets healthy, Derrick Rose, another summer acquisition, will start at point guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThomas averaged 28.9 points last season for the Celtics, who sent him along with forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round draft to Cleveland.The Cavaliers were concerned with Thomas’ injury, so the Celtics added a second-round pick to complete the deal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Adamson coach unsure of Galanza’s availability for UAAP after brutal injury LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games When they introduced Thomas at a news conference, the Cavaliers were vague about a timeline for his return, mainly because they hadn’t yet worked with him. It’s now possible Thomas could be back and playing by Christmas, when the Cavs visit Golden State.Thomas is only under contract for the upcoming season and has said in the past he wants a maximum contract. INDEPENDENCE, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Isaiah Thomas is introduced as a Cleveland Cavalier at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 7, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas could be running the point for Cleveland by the end of the year.The All-Star point guard, acquired from Boston this summer in a blockbuster trade, has made progress with his hip injury, and the Cavaliers expect him to be playing games by January.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoHiguain fast losing confidence of AC Milan owners and teammates

first_imgHiguain fast losing confidence of AC Milan owners and teammatesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan’s owners Elliott Management are seriously considering ending the loan of Gonzalo Higuain.Corriere della Sera says Higuain is losing the confidence of management and teammates as he struggles for goals.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain can be signed permanently for €36m. But Elliott are now fast losing confidence in the deal.There are also concerns about Higuain’s status amongst the squad, where the younger players believe he is enjoying preferential treatment.Indeed, when Patrick Cutrone was hooked during the stalemate with Bologna ahead of his senior teammate, he was caught complaining to teammates in the dugout, “Why me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more