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September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council should give the new working group for reforming the agency a remit that allows it to increase public scrutiny and civil society engagement, Transparency International said.“The stakes are too high for the entire planet for the IMO to continue to operate as a closed shop,” Rueben Lifuka, vice-chair of Transparency International pointed out.Transparency International is concerned that the UK, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Panama, United Arab Emirates and United States could hamper reform at the IMO. Last month, they signed and submitted an official document to the IMO warning that “further expansion of access to information” about the agency “could lead to outside influence”.“Unfortunately the International Maritime Organization is far too susceptible to disproportionate influence from private interests and certain member states, meaning that there could be obstacles to meeting the targets for emissions reduction set earlier this year,” Lifuka said. “This is why we want to see governance reform at the IMO. The agency needs to move towards a more open and transparent way of operating, with greater opportunities for public scrutiny and civil society engagement,” he added.Transparency International’s assessment of the IMO’s governance structure published in July 2018 found a number of flaws in the IMO’s governance, including a disproportionate influence of private industry and an unequal influence of certain member states in the policymaking process. The report also highlighted a significant lack of delegate accountability, with the public often unable to find out their national delegation’s position in debates and negotiations.Following the publication of the report, the IMO established a working group for reforming the governance of the agency, which regulates global shipping and has a crucial role to play in combatting climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.In April 2018, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2008, consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.The IMO Council will set the terms of reference for the working group at its next meeting to be held from November 19 to 23, 2018.last_img read more

September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNZ Herald 1 April 2015Parents are getting two more weeks of paid leave after having a baby from today – but it is still less than a third of what mothers want.Paid parental leave is increasing from 14 weeks to 16 weeks in the first of two steps, with a second step to 18 weeks due next April.But the Growing Up in NZ study of about 7000 babies born in Auckland and Waikato in 2009-10 found that the median leave that mothers wanted was a full year.Instead, 37 per cent went back to work within nine months. Most (71 per cent) of those said they went back because they “needed the money”.This forced early return worries some child advocates. Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says we should “provide what financial support we can for parents to remain at home for as long as they can”.“The best person to bring up your children is you,” he says.A bill by Labour MP Sue Moroney to extend paid parental leave to six months, which would have roughly doubled the $170 million annual cost of the scheme, was voted down by the Government in February on the grounds it was unaffordable.But politics is unpredictable, as Northland voters found last month when the Government found $69 million to replace 10 one-lane bridges. The debate about support for parents seems bound to continue.How we stack upThis is partly because our 14 weeks of paid leave, until now, was near the bottom end of a scale which goes up to 39 weeks in Britain, 16 months in Sweden and just over three years in Slovakia. By next year we will catch up to the 18-week OECD average.But our low ranking is also because our payment rate remains capped at just $504 a week, which is less than the $590 you would earn in 40 hours on the minimum wage of $14.75 an hour from today.Australia pays mothers for 18 weeks at the full minimum wage of A$16.87 an hour ($17.36). Partners also get two weeks’ pay at the same rate, whereas NZ partners get no paid leave unless the mother transfers some of her entitlement.Britain pays mothers 90 per cent of their previous earnings for six weeks but only 138.18 ($271) a week after that. Sweden’s social insurance payments, which can be split between mothers and fathers, pay 80 per cent of previous earnings for 13 months and then $194 a week.Australia’s Tony Abbott proposed paying mothers 100 per cent of their previous incomes, up to a cap, but dropped the idea because of the cost.However, paid parental leave is only part of the support for new babies in most countries.In New Zealand only 42 per cent of new babies’ mothers got paid parental leave in 2012 because they had to have worked for the same employer for at least six months up to the birth. Only 0.8 per cent of the mothers who got paid leave transferred any of it to their partners.Another 25 per cent of mothers received an income-tested parental tax credit of up to $150 a week for eight weeks. From today that increases to $220 a week for 10 weeks.Parents of the other third of babies get nothing, because either they don’t apply, their incomes are too high, or they are beneficiaries, who are excluded because both schemes aim to encourage mothers to work.In Australia, all parents who didn’t qualify for paid parental leave received a baby bonus of A$5000 up to 2013, but Mr Abbott has cut that to A$514 ($529) upfront plus an income-tested “newborn supplement” of up to A$119 ($122) a week for 13 weeks, adding up to a total of about the same as the NZ tax credit.Working mothersNew Zealand has had a relatively high employment rate for women in two-parent families, but one of the lowest rates for sole parents in the developed world. However, this is changing dramatically. The proportion of partnered mothers in, or seeking, paid work has been rising slowly for many years. Those in, or seeking, work with preschool-aged children grew from 56.9 per cent in 2001 to 59.1 per cent in 2006, but fell to 58.2 per cent in 2013 as jobs dried up in the recession.In contrast solo mothers, who were much less likely than partnered mothers to be in paid work 20 years ago, have almost caught up. Across all children under 18, the paid work participation gap between partnered mothers and solo mothers has closed from 19 percentage points in 1994 to 3.5 points last year. The gap widened in the first years of recession but has closed strongly in the past three years because of more jobs and more pressure from Work and Income.Solo mums with preschoolers who are in, or seeking, paid work rose through the recession from 41.1 per cent in 2001 to 42.2 per cent in 2006 to 46.3 per cent in 2013. More than a third (37.1 per cent) of all mothers of babies under 1, and 56.9 per cent of mothers of 1-year-olds, are now in, or seeking, paid work. One result is that 15.3 per cent of babies under 1 and 43 per cent of 1-year-olds are in early childhood education.The futureThe signs are we have pushed mothers back to work sooner than most want to, and that society may be ready for a swing back to more support to enable mothers and fathers to stay home longer.The Growing Up in NZ study found 46 per cent of mothers who returned to paid work in their babies’ first nine months said they “enjoyed working and wanted to return to paid work”. That needs to be considered alongside the 71 per cent who said they simply “needed the money”.But a 2007 Labour Department evaluation of paid parental leave, the only evaluation of the scheme that has been done, also asked mothers for their main reason for not taking the full 12 months of parental leave allowed by law (only 14 weeks of which was paid). When asked for that main reason, 61 per cent said “financial pressure” and only 7 per cent said they “felt ready to return to work” or “wanted adult company”.Only 17 per cent said their “ideal” would be to go back to work within six months, 8 per cent said their ideal would be between seven and 11 months, and 70 per cent said their ideal would be at least a year.A 2011 report by former Children’s Commissioner John Angus warned that placing babies and toddlers in formal childcare risked exposing them to infections and disrupting the “attachment” to a steady caregiver that infants need as a safe base.He found that infants and toddlers could form attachments to childcare workers just as they did with their parents, but that only happened in centres with low staff turnover and where each infant was assigned to a single primary carer. He recommended “more support for parental care of those under 12 months old”.His successor, Dr Wills, set up an expert group on child poverty which recommended a universal child payment for all preschool children that would reduce gradually as children get closer to school age and become income-tested after that. The payment would “support a parent to stay at home during infancy”.“The problem with paid parental leave is that it doesn’t get to non-working parents, and of course their children are at much greater risk,” Dr Wills says. “So in many ways supporting those poorer parents is a more cost-effective investment.”Child Forum founder Dr Sarah Farqhuar suggests the Government should pay parents directly all, or even half, of what it pays on early childhood education and childcare subsidies to “make it more affordable for more parents to stay home for the first year or to choose to use it for childcare”.Although the Government rejected Ms Moroney’s bill, Prime Minister John Key said in February that the May 21 Budget would contain measures “to help families and children in material hardship”.“As a first step, the Government will look hard at the billions of dollars already spent on vulnerable families and children to determine how this could be better used,” he said.But he added: “Our focus will continue to be on getting parents into fulltime work because this is widely acknowledged to be the best way to raise children out of poverty.” behind in paid parental leaveStuff 1 April 2015Parents taking time off work to care for their children will have more money in their pockets – but compared with those in other developed countries they are getting a rough deal. read more

September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNZ Herald 7 March 2018Family First Comment: “The 31-year-old suffers from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome [EDS], a genetic connective-tissue disorder that is progressive and incurable. But Black does not want to die. And she does not want doctors suggesting death as an option to her, especially on her darkest days. “I personally have seen over 20 specialists through my local district health board. If I was asked to consider my options as things progress by even a handful of these, I would certainly feel very pressured to consider euthanasia.””Yep – vulnerable people can live without euthanasia Kylee Black has already had end of life conversations with doctors.The 31-year-old suffers from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome [EDS], a genetic connective-tissue disorder that is progressive and incurable.But Black does not want to die. And she does not want doctors suggesting death as an option to her, especially on her darkest days.“I personally have seen over 20 specialists through my local district health board. If I was asked to consider my options as things progress by even a handful of these, I would certainly feel very pressured to consider euthanasia.”Black is talking about the End of Life Choice Bill, currently before Parliament, which if passed into law would make her eligible to choose to die legally.A video campaign dubbed #MyLifeMyChoice, launched last month to support Act Party leader David Seymour’s bill, focuses on people with terminal illnesses.However Black wants to highlight how the bill could affect a disabled person.Of greatest alarm to Black and the disability sector is the inclusion in the bill of people with grievous and irremediable medical conditions.Black is not alone when she says this term is ambiguous and vague, and opens disabled people up to pressure and even coercion to end their lives early.READ MORE: Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share Tweet BusinessLifestyleTravel New LIAT CEO takes office by: – April 22, 2014 Sharing is caring! New LIAT CEO, David EvansThe newly appointed CEO of LIAT – The Caribbean Airline – arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier.“The years I have spent in the airline business have taught me that there is no monopoly of wisdom in the CEO’s office,” said Mr. David Evans. The new LIAT chief executive underscored the value of listening to staff who were “those closest to the customers and who have the best insight into what the customers want.”Evans, responsible for the Caribbean when he was Area Manager for British Airways, announced he plans to begin his duties by listening to the shareholders, staff, the customers and LIAT stakeholders “who definitely know the airline much better than I do.”Leveraging his experience working in 14 countries and over four continents, Evans stressed that communication will be central to LIAT, both internally with his staff and externally with the traveling public, but added he will be staying true to the mantra of “keeping it simple” and avoid over complicating messages.The new CEO believes taking good care of customers is the basis of success and declared the airline’s service will be a key differentiator because “it is people who deliver service not airplanes and engines.”Evans served a number of airlines in several regions and is convinced of the importance of positioning LIAT as the airline “of the Caribbean and for the Caribbean.”Turning to LIAT’s refleeting process, Evans said the new ATR aircraft represent a major opportunity to enhance the in-flight experience, and LIAT’s route network makes it a very attractive partner to international carriers. “I will focus on what we do well, and what we can do better,” he said, indicating that putting in place some small wins to improve performance while laying down longer term plans will be part and parcel of his approach.David Evans is a results driven executive with more than 35 years of experience in senior roles within the aviation industry. He speaks Spanish, French, German and Mandarin Chinese, and holds an MBA in Business Administration from Lancaster University and Combined Honours in Modern Languages from Wadham College, Oxford University, England.He assumes the chief executive responsibilities from Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones, who has been Acting CEO since the resignation of Mr. Ian Brunton in September 2013.center_img Share Share 56 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img The former Real Betis boss was appointed as the successor to Ernesto Valverde on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January, but has since come under consistent pressure, with the relinquishing of the club’s LaLiga title combined with their capitulation against Bayern making it difficult to see him continuing in the role for much longer. Attention has inevitably already turned to who might be lined up to replace Setien in the event that he is relieved of his duties, with Xavi currently the 13/10 favourite with Betfair.Advertisement Loading… Barcelona legend Xavi has been revealed as bookmakers’ favourite to replace Quique Setien as manager after Friday night’s Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich. The Blaugrana – who lost out to fierce rivals Real Madrid in the 2019/20 LaLiga title race – were utterly outclassed in the one-legged quarter-final tie in Lisbon, with embarrassing Barca shipping four goals in each half to crash to their worst-ever European defeat and one of the heaviest in club history. As well as potentially accelerating a rebuild in terms of playing personnel, such a dismal night also seems likely to spell the end of Setien’s brief Barcelona tenure. The Spaniard is an icon at Barcelona, having made 767 appearances for the club between 1998-2015, winning a whole host of trophies including eight LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns. Xavi initially rejected an offer to succeed Valverde earlier this year and currently coaches Al Sadd in Qatar, though does appear to have his sights set on a return to Camp Nou in future.center_img Read Also: PSG unsure over Navas’ fitness for UCL semi-final Behind the 40-year-old in the current betting is Mauricio Pochettino, who has been without a job since being sacked by Tottenham in November and had been strongly linked with the vacant post at Juventus, which was later filled by Andrea Pirlo. Barcelona B boss Garcia Pimienta, academy director Patrick Kluivert and former Chelsea and Juve coach Maurizio Sarri are next on the list, ahead of Laurent Blanc, Ronald Koeman, Marcelo Gallardo and Max Allegri. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Tarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSyracuse extended its perfect season with two New England wins.The No. 2 Orange (5-0) used second-half goals to break a tie in both games, beating No. 24 University of New Hampshire on Friday and capturing a shutout over No. 12 Boston University on Sunday.Gillian Pinder scored an unassisted goal at 8:25 in the first half, but UNH’s Meg Flatley answered at 9:33. The teams entered halftime tied 1-1, but the Wildcats (2-3) struck first in the second half. Megan Bozek pushed UNH ahead 2-1 in the 46th minute.Trailing late in the second half, Iona Holloway connected with Lauren Brooks to tie the game with 5:48 remaining.Freshman Alyssa Manley notched her first career collegiate goal with an assist from Alyssa Murray with less than a minute remaining in regulation as the Orange recorded the 3-2 win and outshot the Wildcats 18-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn its second game of the road trip, Syracuse downed BU 2-0. After a scoreless first half, Jordan Page scored for SU 58 minutes into the game. Russell followed that up just 59 seconds later for her third goal in five games.SU opens its Big East schedule against Villanova at home on Friday at 4 p.m.Women’s soccerSyracuse finished a four-game road trip Sunday with a loss against Army (4-4-0). It was the Orange’s second game over the weekend as part of the Black Knight Classic in West Point, N.Y.The Orange (3-3-1) defeated Long Island (1-4-0) on Friday 2-1 with a last-minute goal by freshman Erin Simon to break the tie and secure a Syracuse victory. SU’s second game against Army was close until the end, but the Black Knights prevailed 1-0.The Orange plays at home for the first time in nearly two weeks to begin Big East play against UConn (4-2-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday.VolleyballSyracuse won two of its three matches at the Iowa State Challenge in Ames, Iowa, last weekend. The Orange (5-5) rebounded in Iowa after dropping four straight matches at the Bluejay Invitational a week earlier.The Orange came out strong in its first match Friday against Iowa, taking a 2-1 lead, but the Hawkeyes came back to win 3-2.SU defeated Eastern Washington in straight sets in its second match on Friday. The 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-19) win marked the end of a five-game losing streak. Syracuse then defeated No. 18 Iowa State in five sets to earn an impressive upset.The Orange returns home for the week before traveling to Buffalo on Friday for the Blue and White Classic. Syracuse starts play in the University of Buffalo’s tournament against Hartford at 4:30 p.m. Friday.Cross countryCarrying momentum from strong performances in the season-opening Harry Lang Invitational, Syracuse traveled to Hanover, N.H., for the Dartmouth Invitational this weekend.In the second invitational of the season, the No. 12 men’s cross country team made a statement and placed first with eight harriers in the Top 10. The No. 9 women’s team placed third.In her first race of the season, senior Sarah Pagano was the top performer for the Orange, coming in seventh place with 21:38.70. Junior Alexandra Clinton placed 11th with a time of 22:00.10. Sophomore Jessie Petersen came in 15th at 22:12.40, followed by Emily Nist in 16th at 22:16.80. Katherine Fleischer ran to a 27th-place finish.The Orange will have a weekend off before competing at the Toledo Bubble Buster on Sept. 21.—Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff, Comments Published on September 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSyracuse was pounding shot after shot on Penn State goalie Celine Whitlinger, but only had one goal to show for it. A game that the Orange was dominating on paper seemed as if it could change in an instant.Though SU was on the power play, it couldn’t get the puck into the offensive zone. Finally it did and SU defender Kaillie Goodnough thwarted a PSU forward’s attempt to advance up the ice.Goodnough took a few strides toward the goal and fired a slap shot from the center of the offensive zone that connected with the top left corner of the net.The goal put Syracuse ahead, 2-0, and gave the Orange some much-needed breathing room.“That was a huge goal because as much as I thought we were taking it to them … they were one shot away from tying it up,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 2-seeded Syracuse (11-14-10, 8-6-6 College Hockey America) scored twice on special teams and outshot third-seeded Penn State (17-16-4, 9-9-2), 34-11 to win, 2-0, and advance to the CHA championship game on Saturday against Rochester Institute of Technology at 3 p.m. The Orange dominated Penn State, but five penalties in the first two periods kept the Nittany Lions in the game early on.“We struggled to find the back of the net for quite a while there … but our kids hung in there and stuck with the game plan and really played determined,” Flanagan said.Penn State had a chance to take control of the game right away. SU forwards Emily Costales and Julie Knerr went to the penalty box within the first six minutes, giving PSU an extended five-on-three chance.The Orange scrambled to clear every puck, eventually killing it off, and when it went back on the kill later in the period, forward Allie LaCombe wristed a shot from the blue line into the back of the cage.“They didn’t score so they didn’t gain any momentum,” Flanagan said. “… I think it got us going. It gave us a good boost of confidence.”PSU defender Paige Jahnke was mirroring LaCombe’s every move, but also blocking Whitlinger’s view of the puck, allowing LaCombe to sneak it by her for the Orange’s first short-handed goal of the season and LaCombe’s first of her career.With a one-goal lead, Syracuse’s defense was holding strong. It limited Penn State’s shots and when SU goalie Jenn Gilligan needed to make a big save, she did.Penn State’s best chance of the night came when forward Shannon Yoxheimer caught Gilligan sliding to the right of the crease. Yoxheimer shot to the opposite side of the net, but Gilligan stuck out her glove and grabbed it while falling into a split.“Gilli played really well,” Flanagan said. “They didn’t have a ton of shots, but they had some grade-A chances so she made some huge saves.”The Orange fought off another penalty kill following Goodnough’s third-period goal and a Penn State empty net to hold on for the win.On Saturday, Syracuse will have a shot at its first-ever CHA championship. The Orange is 0-3 all-time in the title game.RIT won last year’s CHA tournament. The winner will get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.“They’re playing really well right now,” Flanagan said of RIT. “We’re going to have our hands full tomorrow with a real good, tough, physical team.” Comments Published on March 6, 2015 at 10:47 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

August 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“I had it two under par early and was giving myself at least an outside chance of getting to my number. I felt like if I shot six under then I might have moved on.”Despite having to watch the Tour Championship from afar, Woods was able to reflect positively on a year that saw him win the Masters at Augusta.”[It was] very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth jacket,” he told the PGA Tour. “The rest of the tournaments I didn’t really play as well as I wanted to, but at the end of the day, I’m the one with the green jacket.” Tiger Woods will have to make do with watching the Tour Championship on television after he failed to qualify for the PGA Tour’s season-ending event.Woods needed to finish 11th or better at the BMW Championship to make sure he would be inside the top 30 in the FedExCup points table, guaranteeing a place in the field for next week’s finale. However, successive one-under rounds left him with too much work to do over the weekend, meaning he will not be able to defend his title at East Lake.The 15-time major winner ended a five-year wait for a tournament win at last year’s Tour Championship having at one stage slipped to as low as 1,199 in the world rankings.”Last year culminated in a pretty special moment for me and would’ve been nice to go back there, but I’ll be watching the guys on TV,” Woods said after his final round at Medinah, a course where he has twice won majors.You were magnificent, Medinah. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 19, 2019Woods had given himself hope of keeping his 2019 season alive with a 67 in the third round, only to finish up on in a tie for 37th on six under after signing for a score of 72 on Sunday.”It was a little bit frustrating that I didn’t have the short game I needed to make a run,” he said. “I made too many bogeys around the greens.last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGIVE ME FOUR!–JOCKEY RAFAEL BEJARANO, 37, CELEBRATES HIS 4,000TH CAREER WIN TODAY AT SANTA ANITA ABOARD 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PORTAL CREEK, WHO IS TRAINED BY BOB HESS, JR.  BORN IN AREQUIPA, PERU, BEJARANO SAID, “I FEEL BLESSED.  OVER ALL THESE YEARS, THIS JOB IS A LOVE AND IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HORSES.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, ON WINNING HIS 4,000TH CAREER WIN ABOARD PORTAL CREEK IN RACE 3 AT SANTA ANITA PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019:  “First of all I would like to thank all the trainers and the owners for always trusting me and giving me support all these years here at Santa Anita and in California. Also want to thank my agent and my team that I’ve had all these years. I’m really happy right now, I’ve rode 4,000 winners, and I can’t express myself.“This track has always been so special for me, my first day I started here I won six races in one day (April 8, 2006) and it was very special all these years have gone by and I’ve been having a lot of hard times and accidents but I really enjoy riding, especially here at Santa Anita, It’s such a beautiful place, I’ll always enjoy it.“I love horse racing its part of my home and part of my life, we spend a lot of time here from the early morning to sometimes evening.  All the riders, the groomers, the trainers, the owners, they spend so much time working so hard, putting all they have, all the love they have. It’s very good for us everybody enjoys everything every day we love horse racing.”last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWAR BEAST MOVES UP WITH CEDILLO AND BLINKERS 3 CALLAGHAN FILLY HAS EQUIPMENT CHANGE IN ANOAKIA 2 $294,872 $93,785 1st 26% JockeyMts 1st 3 15% 3 John Velazquez6 Edwin Maldonado10 2 13% 1 ITM% 0 44% 46% $574,159 2 4 32% 17% Philip D’Amato13 $31,770 2 ITM% $135,242 Rafael Bejarano17 4 Jorge Velez22 $142,612 14% $503,502 4 Mario Gutierrez13 83% 73% 33% 2 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 5th, 2019XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 6th, 2019FEATURES:A Day in the Life With Exercise Rider Taylor Cambra at Santa Anita ParkA Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 1A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 2Richard Mandella Discusses the Return of Graded Stakes Winner Omaha BeachWORK OUTS:Bellafina (Callaghan) 10/04/19Campaign (Sadler) 10/04/19Midnight Bisou (Asmussen) 10/03/19Roadster (Baffert) 10/03/19Bolo (City of Hope Mile) (Gaines) 10/02/19Shancelot (SA Sprint) (Navarro) 9/29/19Omaha Beach (Outside) and Magic Rate (Mandella) 9/27/19 $448,413 5 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 6 59% 2 CATALINA CRUISER BREEZES FOR THE BREEDERS’ CUP 36% 2nd Richard Baltas16 36% 2 Win% 12% 18% 30% 54% 0 $144,355 7 2 2 18% 0 Flavien Prat22 2 1 3 1 $194,982center_img 5 27% Geovanni Franco14 3 2 $102,094 Tiago Pereira17 3rd 57% 2 2 0 1 64% Win% 30% Drayden Van Dyke13 33% Abel Cedillo27 Simon Callaghan6 3rd Money Won 0 $107,339 Doug O’Neill20 6 5 33% $142,804 0 2 3 (Current Through Friday, Oct. 4) 38% 2 2 33% $87,064 Bob Baffert11 2 $403,600 4 2 55% 15% 1 $523,456 O’NEILL FANCIES MAIDEN WINNER WAR BEAST IN ZUMA BEACHWar Beast seeks his second straight victory at a mile on turf Sunday, only this time instead of a maiden race, it will be in the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes.“He ran great,” trainer Doug O’Neill said of the maiden score at Del Mar on Sept. 1. “We added blinkers for that race, and he’s always been a horse that’s acted like he has talent, but needed racing, and the blinkers helped.“(Abel) Cedillo really got his attention down the lane (at Del Mar, where War Beast re-bid after a race-long pace battle to win by a nose). They get along great, so I’m happy to have him back on Sunday.”As for Raging Whiskey in Sunday’s $100,000 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Speakeasy Stakes at five furlongs on turf, O’Neill was elated with the Maryland-bred’s eight-length romp in Los Alamitos’ restricted Capote Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 21.“He ran lights out,” O’Neill said. “We put the blinkers back on, put him back in a sprint and it worked out super.”With three wins Friday, Cedillo opened a 7-4 lead over Flavien Prat in the race for leading rider at Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet. The 30-year-old Guatemala native also leads in stakes victories with four.O’Neill shares the training lead to date with Phil D’Amato, each with six victories. O’Neill has started 20 horses, D’Amato 13, for a sparking 46 percent winning average.The field for the Zuma Beach, race four of eight with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Hariboux, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Encoder, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Hit the Road, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; Billy Batts, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 5-2; Club Aspen, Jorge Velez, 20-1; War Beast, Abel Cedillo, 8-1; and Cool Runnings, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1.CALLAGHAN FILLY BACK ON DIRT, ADDS BLINKERS FOR ANOAKIAShedaresthedevil moves from turf to dirt in next Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes for two-year-old fillies at six furlongs.Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, the bay daughter of Daredevil set the pace before weakening to fourth in the one-mile Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Sept. 2. She won her debut race at 5 ½ furlongs on Churchill Downs’ main track when trained by Mark Casse.“I think it was the distance as much as the surface that got her beat,” trainer Simon Callaghan said of the Juvenile Fillies Turf. “This looks to be a good race for her. She likes the dirt and she’s doing well. Flavien (Prat) rides her (as he did last out) and we’re adding blinkers.”FINISH LINES: Catalina Cruiser, favored for the $1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, worked five furlongs for John Sadler this morning in 1:00.80 . . . Early probables for next weekend’s stakes: Don’t Sell, Mario Gutierrez, Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, and S Y Sky, Drayden Van Dyke in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs on turf; and Pure Xena, Aaron Gryder, and Shesthedaredevil, Flavien Prat, in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes for two-year-old fillies at six furlongs . . . Favorites have been dominant through the first  four days, winning 18 of 43 races, 41.86 percent. The percentage elevates noticeably on dirt to 54.17 (13 of 24), but drops on turf to 26.32 (five of 19). Thirty-three of 43 favorites have finished in the money (76.74 percent), while 11 of 14 odds-on favorites have been in the money (78.57 percent) . . . Dodger fans have a chance to go to the Breeders’ Cup with star pitcher Walker Buehler. Enter online at for a chance to win two VIP tickets to watch the Breeders’ Cup with Walker at Santa Anita . . . Santa Anita offers free general admission and parking every Thursday and Friday leading up to the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 1 and 2. Santa Anita also offers a $40 handicapping contest and a $5,000 ShowVivor contest with five different ways to win. For further information on the aforementioned, visit . . . Satchel Paige worked five furlongs today in 1:01.80 for Phil D’Amato. Word is the horse didn’t look back to see if something might be gaining on him. 2 1 3 Richard Mandella12 2nd $57,836 7 3 53% 50% 63% Vann Belvoir6 RAGING WHISKEY MORE THAN A HUNCH IN SPEAKEASY 0 20% 3 83% 21% Evin Roman11 1 38% Money Won TrainerSts 3 $65,853last_img read more