Top 3 recovery strategies for credit unions

first_imgWhen you start to think about Credit Union DR Strategies it can be overwhelming. It was hard to identify just 3 of the many strategies needed but here is my top 3  disaster recovery strategies for credit unions.Strategies:CommunicationsSystem(s)/Data RecoveryNetwork ConnectivityCommunications is key in many ways and there are so many channels that can be used. Internal communications are used to help in the recovery efforts. External communications are used to notify members of impacted services and media notification so you get your story out before the rumor mill starts churning and people start making up stories about what happened. Identifying the most common ways your credit union communicates will help determine which channels (voice, email, SMS, website, social media, etc.) to focus your recovery efforts. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ray Parlour urges Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to target one key position in transfer window

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 8:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Arsenal have been linked with a sensational move for Philippe Coutinho (Picture: Getty Images)‘Champions League football is so important for a lot of players these days so Aubameyang, if they can squeeze in there, might sign a new contract, I don’t know. ‘If they don’t, then he might be on his way and suddenly you’ve got to replace a striker who scores all your goals.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOne of Arsenal’s problems is their lack of goals from midfield and Parlour suggested his former side urgently need to replace Aaron Ramsey.He added: ‘The goals are not really spread around the team are they with Arsenal?‘You get [Alexandre] Lacazette who can chip in with a few, [Mesut] Ozil probably doesn’t score enough for the position he plays.‘The midfield are very much more defensive minded, [Granit] Xhaka is not going to score you goals, [Lucas] Torreira’s not going to score you goals, they’ve lost Ramsey, who was the goalscorer from midfield.‘So, I look at an attacking midfielder who’s probably going to score you 10 goals a season, but you’re talking big money then, so spend.’MORE: Premier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and ArsenalMORE: Arsenal’s provisional fixtures for Premier League restart announcedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Ray Parlour urges Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to target one key position in transfer window Arteta’s options in the transfer market may be limited (Picture: Getty Images)Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to go out and sign a top goalscoring midfielder in the summer if Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leaves the club.The Gabon international is stalling on a decision to sign a contract extension with his current deal set to expire in just over a year’s time.Mikel Arteta’s side are eight points behind fourth-placed side Chelsea in the Premier League table and Aubameyang may be waiting to see if the Gunners can qualify for the Champions League before he makes his decision.The 30-year-old has scored 17 of Arsenal’s 40 Premier League goals this season and Parlour believes he would leave a huge void if he is to depart from the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think they’ve got to try and keep most of their top talent, I’m talking about Aubameyang and people like that, if they’re going to have any chance of trying to get into the Champions League,’ Parlour told talkSPORT.‘I think a lot of it will be down to the last nine games of this season, I think they’ve still got a glimmer of hope that you never know which teams that are above them are going to come back and hit the ground running.‘If they [Arsenal] can come back and hit the ground running and get a good start to the season, obviously the Man City game is going to be very important, if they can get anything out of that game that will give them a lot of confidence going forward. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Reggae Reggae Sauce safe in Roots hands

first_imgLevi Roots wins legal battle to preserve control of his award winning Reggae Reggae Sauce.LONDON, England, Thursday December 1, 2011 – Jamaican-born condiment king Levi Roots has been allowed to hold on to ownership rights for his famous Reggae Reggae Sauce.Brixton cafe owner Anthony Bailey has lost his High Court fight to be recognised as the creator of the recipe for the sauce made famous by Dragons’ Den contestant Roots.Bailey had claimed that Roots had derived the sauce from his “unique and secret recipe”.However, Judge Mark Pelling QC dismissed Bailey’s claims for breach of contract and breach of confidence.The judge said Bailey’s recipe was “riddled with imprecision”. He said: “There is nothing special either about the ingredients or the methodology of making them into a sauce.”Judge Pelling questioned whether the recipe was “ever secret”.“This was not merely a claim which fails because it was misconceived,” said the judge. “Rather it was a claim which was advanced in circumstances where, to the knowledge of the defendants, they had no proper basis for advancing it.He told the court: “This was a dishonest claim, dishonestly advanced.”Bailey, who moved to England from Jamaica and runs the Blessed West Indian Takeaway in Brixton, south London, had made the claim alongside financial adviser Sylvester Williams.Bailey told the court that he had “devised his own jerk sauce” and recorded his recipe in the West Indies more than 25 years ago.However, Roots, 53, who also lives in Brixton and was born in Jamaica, contested the claims, which he said were a “cynical and dishonest attempt to take advantage of his ingenuity and hard work”.He said he “started experimenting” with sauce recipes in 2005 and invented the “Reggae Reggae” title either later that year or in early 2006.Lawyers said they estimated the legal battle had cost more than £1m in total and the judge said Roots was entitled to have his costs paid.Although the judge ruled in Roots’s favour, he told the court he had concluded he “could not safely rely” on either the evidence of claimants or that of Roots.In his ruling, Judge Pelling said: “Mr Roots accepted that… the suggestion contained in literature prepared in connection with the product that the product was based on his grandmother’s recipe was untrue.“Mr Roots attempted to explain these untruths away as ‘marketing’. Whilst the process will usually involve maximising what can legitimately be said in respect of the product or service concerned, it does not involve what can properly, if legalistically, be called fraudulent misrepresentations”. Caribbean 360 News 15 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Reggae Reggae Sauce safe in Roots hands by: – December 1, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Con. Pence announces Rural Telehealth Funding in Sixth District to combat COVID-19

first_imgWashington, DC – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence announced the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 70 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in rural communities will use this funding to provide telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program was authorized by the CARES Act, which Congressman Pence voted to pass in March. Hancock Regional Hospital, in Greenfield and Margaret Mary Community Hospital, in Batesville both will be recipients of additional funding.“I am glad to see the Federal Communications Commission award much needed telehealth funding to the Margaret Mary Community Hospital and Hancock Regional Hospital in the Sixth District to support their ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Congressman Pence. “This funding will enhance critical, life-saving technology to ensure our rural Hoosier communities have access to innovative health care services and are not left behind.”Margaret Mary Community Hospital was awarded $140,357 for remote patient monitoring equipment and a platform, videoconferencing equipment, tablets, mobile hotspots, telemedicine carts, and network upgrades to connect physicians and patients for remote medical exams, including lung exams to assess COVID-19, and to continue remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients to evaluate symptoms.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgKey issues cited include protecting labor rights, minority groups and media, plus allowing independent monitoring of tournament operations for the next seven years.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 June 3, 2020 Associated Press — The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour. Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event. The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.— The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced. Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.” The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.PIRATES-ARCHERPirates’ Archer out for the season following surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020 and his time with the club may be over. Pittsburgh announced Wednesday that 31-year-old Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. The procedure was conducted on Tuesday in St. Louis, and the Pirates said Archer will not be available this season if Major League Baseball finds a way to put together a truncated schedule.The Pirates were banking on a bounce back year by Archer, who is 6-12 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts since he was acquired from Tampa Bay at the 2018 trade deadline for outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Archer has struggled to find any consistency with the Pirates, while Meadows became an All-Star last season and Glasnow also blossomed.Archer’s contract includes a $9 million salary this year, but he will receive only a portion due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pittsburgh holds an $11 million club option for 2021, with a $250,000 buyout.VIRUS OUTBREAK-WNBAAP sources: IMG Academy, MGM top WNBA list of sites to play NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the WNBA has decided to hold its games at just one location if there is a season this year and that the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and the IMG Academy in Florida are the top candidates.There is still no date when the WNBA’s 2020 season will tip off.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the possible locations haven’t been publicly announced.WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert told the AP last month that the league was considering a handful of scenarios, including playing at one or two sites. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK Positive tests at Iowa State, Yomiuri Giants, Ukraine soccerUNDATED (AP) — A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend. The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.”In other virus-related sports developments: — Two players with Japan’s most famous baseball team have tested positive for COVID-19. The Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants called off a preseason game with the Seibu Lions scheduled for Wednesday because of the positive tests. It also raises questions about the start of the delayed season. Japan hopes to open its postponed baseball season on June 19. The 12-team league will play in stadiums without fans. There was no immediate indication that this would change plans to start the season. The Hanshin Tigers reported at least one player testing positive several months ago.— A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff. The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named. The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches. The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt. Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.AMERICA PROTESTS-INDIANA DEATHFriends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrestINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLFWorld golf rankings to restart next weekUNDATED (AP) — The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months. ASIAN CUP-HUMAN RIGHTSAFC urged to mandate human rights into 2027 Asian Cup bidsUNDATED (AP) — A global activist group is urging Asia’s soccer body to mandate respecting human rights into bidding for and organizing the 2027 Asian Cup.Expected bidders include India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Asian Football Confederation to enter the contest.The Sport & Rights Alliance is a group of trade unions and rights advocates including Human Rights Watch and Transparency International. It has asked the AFC to apply the same rights standards FIFA set for the 2026 World Cup that the United States, Mexico and Canada will co-host. Update on the latest sports FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German soccer federation will not punish players who protest against the killing of George Floyd and racism.The German soccer federation will not punish players who protest against the killing of George Floyd and racism.Several players in Germany have made statements with gestures or messages on their clothing since Floyd died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee for several minutes on his neck.The federation says it opposes punishing any players because it believes their anti-racism messages match the federation’s own principles.Germany’s approach has the backing of FIFA. The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that such demonstrations “deserve an applause and not a punishment.” That a man they saw as a “gentle giant” who brought positivity everywhere he went would turn up dead in an alley after a peaceful demonstration turned violent was unfathomable.Michael Cranfill, a restaurant and craft beer taproom owner, says Beaty was someone ”who would take every opportunity he could to bring people together.”Beaty’s body was found Saturday night not far from his apartment. His death was one of several in the U.S. during a week of protest and unrest.GERMANY-FLOYD PROTESTSGermany won’t punish players for George Floyd protests The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points.The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas.In other virus-related golf news:last_img read more

Video: Kwadwo Asamoah scores a spectacular goal against Pescara

first_imgJuventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah scored a classic goal against Pescara in their 6-1 win.Juve currently lead Serie A after 12 rounds with 31 points which is four better than rivals Inter Milan in second.last_img

We can beat ‘favourites’ City without Kane, vows Pochettino

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Mauricio PochettinoManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino has labelled Manchester City as Champions League favourites, but the Tottenham manager insists his side can end their challenge even without Harry Kane.Pochettino’s team will defend a slender 1-0 advantage at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.City are chasing an unprecedented quadruple and many have tipped them to win the Champions League for the first time this season.Although Tottenham have the lead in the tie, the absence of star striker Kane with his latest ankle ligament injury could tip the scales in City’s favour.Pochettino agrees that Pep Guardiola’s formidable squad are worthy of the favourites’ tag.But he is convinced Tottenham are capable of upsetting the odds.“Of course it is going to be tough, Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world and a clear favourite to win the Premier League and Champions League,” Pochettino told reporters on Tuesday.“It is difficult when Manchester City plays a final like they will play tomorrow.“For us to beat them in the first leg was an amazing result, but the tie is still open. What we have is the belief.“We are going to fight and hope for a very good performance. You need a bit of luck in important moments in the game.“It will be an amazing challenge. I’m so motivated and excited to play the game. At 8 o’clock tomorrow it will be a battle.”Tottenham’s chances of completing a famous victory would be improved if England midfielder Dele Alli can start after suffering a fractured hand in the first leg.Alli missed Saturday’s win over Huddersfield, but has travelled with the team to Manchester.Pochettino will decide whether to start Alli against City after his squad’s training session on Tuesday.“We need to assess him. We are going to have the last training session today and then to decide if it’s possible he can be in the starting 11 or on the bench,” Pochettino said. With Kane sidelined, the pressure will be on South Korea forward Son Heung-min to fill the void.– Belief and fight –Son has thrived without Kane this term and the Argentine coach is confident he will rise to the challenge again.“Of course, he is doing a fantastic job this season. After November I am so happy with him,” he said.“It is not only Son. We have other offensive players. Now we need the quality, effort and the belief to go and fight.”Pochettino has a friendly rivalry with Guardiola dating back to the pair’s time as managers of Espanyol and Barcelona respectively.But Pochettino, still waiting to win his first major trophy as a coach, doesn’t put himself on the same level as Guardiola, who has won every top prize in his glittering career.“I think he won 25 trophies. He is the most successful manager in the last 10 years for sure. For me, to win a title with Tottenham is a massive dream,” Pochettino said.“What he is doing is unbelievable. It shows his quality. But at Espanyol, Southampton and now Tottenham, they are different projects than Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.”Brazil legend Ronaldinho, Pochettino’s former team-mate at Paris Saint-Germain, has tipped Tottenham to win the Champions League and the Spurs boss urged his players to take confidence from that bold prediction.“In football all can happen. It’s good that people like Ronaldinho say we can win,” he said.“Why not? The players need to listen to that. Maybe it can increase our belief to beat an amazing team like Manchester City.”Pochettino looked confident enough when he faced the media, joking that he wanted the press conference to go on longer so he could soak up his progress to the latter stages of the Champions League for the first time.“I’m comfortable. It’s the quarter-finals of the Champions League, let me enjoy it a little bit! I only won three Catalonia Cups, this is a bit different,” he grinned.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

first_imgESPINOZA: CHROME ‘DOING HIS BEST RIGHT NOW’MELATONIN WORKS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSICBAFFERT MULLS HIS AWESOME AGAIN STARTERSOPTIONS ARE OPEN FOR VERSATILE TARA’S TANGO CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘NEVER BETTER’ FOR AWESOME AGAIN            If anybody knows California Chrome better than trainer Art Sherman and his son and assistant, Alan, it’s Victor Espinoza.The regular pilot of the storybook California-bred, Espinoza has ridden the five-year-old chestnut 17 times, winning 12, including the last five in a row. He will be heavily favored to make it six a week from Saturday, Oct. 1, when he runs in the Awesome Again Stakes, one of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Espinoza says California Chrome is better than ever, but walked the tightrope when asked whether his “Slipped Saddle Saga” in the Dubai World Cup last March 26 or his spectacular, front-running, five-length triumph in the Pacific Classic Aug. 20 was his best race.            “He ran insane in Dubai,” the gregarious and ever-accommodating Espinoza said by phone from New York where he was visiting family. “Going a mile and a quarter on a track a world away with the saddle slipping and running the way he did was amazing.“The saddle slipped all the way to his hind end. The girth was fully up on his hips. It was tough for me to handle, but we got it done (winning comfortably by nearly four lengths).“I don’t know whether the Dubai race or the Pacific Classic was his best, but I’m confident of one thing: He’s doing his best right now.“I watched a video of his workout last Saturday and he looked great. He’s absolutely better than he’s ever been. I’ve never seen him doing as well as he’s doing now, except perhaps in his three-year-old season when he was on his way to the Kentucky Derby.”Be that as it may, it’s a no-brainer that Espinoza and Chrome are on their way to the Hall of Fame. And lest we forget, it was just 15 months ago that Espinoza guided American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years.Perhaps only one question lingers: will their selections be unanimous?The Awesome Again shares the marquee with the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, expected to lure three-time champion Beholder and Stellar Wind, the champion three-year-old filly of 2015 who upset three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts on Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D., named for one of the game’s greatest riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye who celebrates his 65th birthday today. The ever-popular Cajun will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.Entries for next Saturday and Sunday’s races will be taken a week from today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. Friday’s opening day card will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 27. First post time opening day will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. ZENYATTA OR SPINSTER FOR TARA’S TANGOTara’s Tango, winner of the Grade I Santa Margarita at a mile and an eighth last March, is nominated to the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at the same distance here on Oct. 1 but could wind up in the Grade I, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 9.The Spinster also is at 1 1/8 miles.“She’s going to run in one or the other,” Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, said Wednesday morning. “It would be easier for her to run in the Spinster than it would against Beholder and Stellar Wind here, that’s for sure, so it’s a possibility even though she’d have to ship. She’s training well.”Tara’s Tango, a four-year-old gray daughter of Unbridled’s Song, is owned and was bred by Stonestreet Stables, LLC, which also owns Cavorting, winner of the Grade I Personal Ensign and the Grade I Ogden Phipps.            Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Cavorting is ticketed for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. Depending on how she performs in her next start, Tara’s Tango could go there also, although the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs Nov. 5 could be an option should Stonestreet opt not to run both fillies in the Distaff.Tara’s Tango has fared well sprinting, having won the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs Aug. 17 at Del Mar and finishing third by a neck in the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs last Jan. 23. MELATONIN WORKS TOWARDS BC CLASSIC            Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin worked five furlongs Wednesday morning in 1:02 as he prepares for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. His fractional times were 23.80, 37 flat and 50 flat.“He did it nice and easy,” trainer David Hofmans said. “We’re pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He seems to like the track. It’s in very good condition.“We backed off training over the main track at Del Mar, and although we jogged him and galloped him on the training track, I lost enough time where I couldn’t make the Awesome Again. He likes time between his races but this is a lot of time and the Awesome Again is a tough spot.”Melatonin last raced on June 25, winning the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita earning a fees paid berth to the Classic valued at $150,000.Meanwhile, Bob Baffert, just returned from the Keeneland Sales, was non-committal on which, if any, of the five horses he has nominated to the Awesome Again would compete in the race, although Cupid is out as he was en route to Parx for Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby.That leaves American Freedom, Arrogate, Dortmund and Hoppertunity.“It’s too early to make any calls on the race yet,” Baffert said Wednesday morning after watching Chandelier Stakes candidate American Cleopatra work five furlongs in company with Noted and Quoted. Each was timed in 59.60. “I just got back; I’ve got to watch them train.”Win the Space, who was “pulled up and walked off” when last of nine behind California Chrome in the Pacific Classic, will come back in the Awesome Again.“I guess it wasn’t his day,” trainer George Papaprodromou said of the four-year-old Pulpit colt who threw a scare into Melatonin in the Gold Cup when he finished second at 24-1 under Gary Stevens.“Maybe it was the track (at Del Mar), I don’t know. The horse came back fine. It was one of those things. He didn’t fire that day.”Papaprodromou said Stevens would be back aboard for the Awesome Again. FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will offer large guaranteed pools every day this meet, starting Saturday, Oct. 1 with $750,000 on the Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 Pick 6. Thursdays, Fridays and on holiday Mondays the Late pick 4 will be guaranteed at $300,000, and $500,000 on Saturdays and Sundays after Oct. 1, when the $100,000 Pick 6 will remain in play . . . Multiple graded turf stakes winner Om, a fast-closing second to front-running winner Midnight Storm in the Del Mar Derby, is ticketed for the Grade II City of Hope Mile on Saturday, Oct. 8, with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 5 his ultimate goal. “I’m real happy with him,” trainer Dan Hendricks said. Stakes-winning turf specialist Obviously, also set for the City of Hope, worked six furlongs on the training track in 1:12.20 Monday for Phil D’Amato, who also sent Shoemaker Mile winner Midnight Storm five furlongs on the same surface in 1:01. The leading trainer at Santa Anita’s Summer Meet and the recent Del Mar session plans to bring the latter up to the Breeders’ Cup Mile on works. “Things are going well,” D’Amato said. “I can’t wait to debut a lot of two-year-olds here at Santa Anita.” . . . The California Horse Racing Board will hold its regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Los Alamitos. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast) . . . Agent Tony Matos has Martin Garcia booked on War Envy in the Eddie D. Stakes for trainer Shelbe Ruis.last_img read more

USDA summer food program helps put safety net under Ohio children

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Celina Gardens Apartments is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Education to provide free meals to low-income children here during summer vacation.“Kids still need access to healthy food, even when school is out,” said Tony Logan, Ohio Rural Development State Director during a site visit. “For four decades now, USDA has worked to ensure children in low-income communities have a strong safety net against hunger beneath them. We’re delighted that one of our outstanding multi-family housing complexes here in Celina has volunteered to host a summer feeding site. Public-private partnerships like this one are helping us combat hunger among our most vulnerable – our children.”More than 26 million American children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, with about half getting their meals free or at a reduced price. USDA’s Summer Food Service Program provides continuity during school vacations. Last summer, Ohio served 3.8 million meals at more than 1,600 sites operated by 191 sponsoring organizations.This year, USDA Rural Development has made a concentrated effort to help expand the program, collaborating with the Ohio Department of Education to match Rural Development-financed properties with school districts and other sponsors. Nationwide, the program is anticipated to serve more than 200 million free meals to children ages 18 and younger this summer.For more information or to become a site sponsor, call Ohio Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Specialist Vera Howard at 614-255-2418.last_img read more