Caribbean Choice new sponsor for Oaks

first_img DELIGHTFUL OPPORTUNITY He also named the Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS from the stables of 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, GOLDEN GLORY from the Subratie stable and Fitzroy Glispie’s BIRD CATCHER as contenders. David Reid, brand manager of Caribbean Choice, said the sponsorship was “a delightful opportunity to venture into your world of horse racing and we are excited to participate in the coming out party”. Reid was quick to add that the Ladies Day programme will feature a hat parade a staple on Oaks Day over the years as well as a number of giveaways to patrons, while Spragga Benz will provide the musical entertainment for racing fans. The 77th running of the Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park on Saturday will have a new sponsor in Caribbean Choice. Plans for the mile and quarter classic for native-bred three-year-old fillies were outlined by representatives of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and Caribbean Choice a major brand with Grace Foods franchise at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Denzil Miller Jr, CTL’s racing secretary, said the race will offer a total purse of $3 million, inclusive of $1 million donated by the sponsor. The race will as usual be run in honour of Hilma Veira, former general manager of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee. “After the season’s first classic on April 9, the Post to Post 1000 Guineas, it is back to the drawing board for some and high hopes for others,” said Miller. “The outstanding filly and Triple Crown contender NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who romped the 1000 Guineas for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, continues to train well after her fast time win of 1:39.2 for a mile and although Subratie has never won the Oaks, he certainly has the horse to accomplish the feat this time around,” said Miller.last_img read more

Vazquez-Marquez has punch

first_img“He (Roach) formally told us that he is going to be there, that he is going to be in my corner,” said Vazquez, co-promoted by De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Sycuan Ringside Promotions. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy, sang a different tune. He said the plan right now is for all of Team De La Hoya to leave for camp in Puerto Rico the day after a Feb. 28 Los Angeles news conference that will complete a long De La Hoya-Mayweather press tour. “I have to talk to Oscar and see what his plans are,” Schaefer said. “Maybe he (Roach) stays for the fight. I can’t really answer you one way or another. It’s an Oscar issue. If Oscar wants to start camp on the first (of March), with the whole team flying back together, then, you know…” Yes, we know. That means Roach won’t be in Vazquez’s corner unless De La Hoya says he can stay. Told about this, Vazquez expressed cautious optimism. “I hope Oscar understands that this is a big fight for us,” Vazquez said. “I belong to his company. I also have to prepare. I think this fight is a big fight for the company, for everybody. I hope he will understand and let Freddie stay with me that night.” Israel Vazquez will defend his World Boxing Council super bantamweight belt against the vicious Rafael Marquez on March3 at Home Depot Center in Carson. Vazquez, of Huntington Park via Mexico City, has been in plenty of dangerous fights during his fine career. But this one figures to be the most hazardous, as Marquez is in the top 10 of most respected pound-for- pound polls. Marquez, a longtime bantamweight champion, is moving up in weight, but his knockout ratio makes one expect he will have no problem carrying his power up a weight class. He is 36-3 with 32 knockouts. Frank Espinoza of West Covina is Vazquez’s longtime manager. He expressed concern that Vazquez might be without Roach for Mexico City’s Marquez, who is going to be an extremely tough nut to crack. A win over Marquez would no doubt make Vazquez a top-10, pound-for-pound fighter. “Here you have a Golden Boy fighter in Israel Vazquez,” Espinoza said. “Why wouldn’t they let him (Roach) stay?” Should Roach not make the fight, he will most likely be replaced by Justin Fortune, his assistant at Wild Card. “I guess Israel feels OK with him,” Espinoza said Wednesday. Reached Friday, Espinoza said there had been nothing new to report. Roach did not return two phone calls. Showtime will televise Vazquez-Marquez as well as the main undercard fight between International Boxing Federation flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and challenger Victor Burgos. The tickets at Home Depot Center will begin at $25, which is about the best bargain in town considering Vazquez-Marquez should be a slugfest from start to finish. That’s all these two know. Moreover, it’s almost a rarity these days to see two top-of-the-line knockout punchers square off with each other. As lead promoter Gary Shaw said, we’ll see the best fighter (Marquez) in the world at 118 pounds facing the best at 122. “These guys get paid,” said Shaw, who promotes Marquez. “If they want the sport to grow, they should take tough fights.” Vazquez (41-3, 30 KOs) and Marquez proclaimed themselves ready, willing and able to give fans a fight to remember. They did so in eerie fashion. “I am going to give my life, if possible, to win this fight,” said Marquez, 31. “Like Rafael said, we are willing to die in the ring if that’s what it takes to win that fight,” said Vazquez, 29. This has fight of the year written all over it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img All that said, there is a chance Vazquez will be in the fight of his life without his Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach. Roach, who trains Vazquez out of the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, is scheduled to leave March 1 with the rest of Team De La Hoya to Puerto Rico, where Roach will train De La Hoya for his May 5 mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. Vazquez was asked about the scenario before a news conference Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles promoting his fight. last_img read more

Gov. DeWine makes NW Ohio farm visit: I can’t remember a situation bad as this 🔊

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dale Minyo and Joel PenhorwoodOhio Governor Mike DeWine, alongside Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda, made a special trip to northwest Ohio Wednesday to see firsthand the struggles of Ohio crop and dairy farmers due to this year’s inclement weather.The Perrysburg area visit was hosted by Kris Swartz and welcomed farmers from multiple other counties to give their take on this year of hardship, whether it be in the fields or in the barns.“I wanted to come here and see this for myself,” said Gov. DeWine. “I’ve talked to a number of farmers in regard to this problem with the weather and it being too wet to put the crop in. Time is moving forward very quickly and this is probably in my lifetime, I can’t remember a situation that was bad as this.”Gov. DeWine did send a letter to Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week requesting a secretarial disaster declaration, in hopes of qualifying more Ohio farmers for federal aid.Listen to the full press briefing with DeWine and Swartz here. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“We’re calling it a disaster in slow motion. Very little planted around here and I think economically on the farm and the farm communities it’s going to be a really tough year,” said Swartz. “If we miss the rain here tonight and tomorrow, I think I still can get some beans in, maybe 7-800 acres. But if we get an inch and a half of rain tonight, I think it’s just about game over.”Hear Dale Minyo’s conversation with Kris Swartz below. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Wood County farmer Mark Drewes was on hand, highlighting the feed shortage concern dairy farmers are facing.“Those cows have to have feed. There’s no neighbors corn to buy either and this is coming off a historically bad winter where we lost all of our forages. We no longer have alfalfa – or very little alfalfa – we have very little corn, and this is the first time in my farming career I’ve felt our backs are truly against the wall,” Drewes said. “I’ve never felt this kind of stress before. Crop insurance is a big part of our risk management program on our farm, but it does not put feed in those cows’ mouths.”last_img read more

HCue: How To Make a Cammo Can

first_imgInstructions:CLEAN – Wash off any dirt on the surface of the ammo can so that the paint will hold.PAINT GREEN – Cover any lettering or other coloring with green spray paint.ARRANGE FOLIAGE – Apply looped scotch tape to back of foliage and arrange it facing the same direction on one side of the can for a natural effect. PAINT ALTERNATE COLORS – Painting lightly, make three wide diagonal stripes with black spray paint, then apply two brown stripes in between. Quickly lift off the foliage and let it dry. REPEAT STEPS 3 & 4 ON ALL SIDES – Since you are painting lightly, you should be able to paint in an order that allows sides to dry as you go.LABEL – To make your Cammo Can official, add a Geocaching Logo Stencil to the front.HIDE – You know what to do from here. And if you don’t, go here.Do you have a geocaching tip that would make a great HCue video? Share your idea(s) in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More What you’ll need:Ammo can – Buy online or at an army surplus storeFlat camo spray paint – Green, black, and brownFoliage – Ferns, cedar, and weeds all work well (avoid plants with too much surface area like leaves)Scotch TapeNewspaperGeocaching stencil – Optional… but awesome SharePrint RelatedGeocaching ROCKS!October 18, 2015In “Community”Lake Gunn Fishermans Rest (Milford Rd, Fiordland) – Geocache of the WeekSeptember 12, 2018In “Geocache of the Week”FF2017: Warp Pipe — Geocache of the WeekMay 1, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Tonight You Are Rich

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now On his program, Born to Win, Zig Ziglar reminds us that we are already rich. He asks you if you would give up your eyes for $1,000,000. Of cource you wouldn’t trade your sight for money. He asks if you’d give up your legs for that same amount. You wouldn’t. You are already rich.But you are rich for other reasons, too.Tonight you are with people who love you. Tonight you are with your family and friends. Together, you share the joy of the season with the people who matter most. This means you have all of the riches in the world. You have all that really matters.But there are some who are alone. There are some who are suffering. Where you are rich, they are poor. Remember them tonight and tomorrow. If it is in your power to do something to ease their suffering, do it. Even if you aren’t rich when measured in dollars, you are rich in other ways, and you can make a difference.last_img read more

Gifts for your favorite foodie college student

first_img If a coffee maker isn’t an option but an electric kettle or microwave will be on hand, a Sudden coffee subscription is a great gift for java-loving students. Co-founded by award-winning barista Kalle Freese, Sudden Coffee ships charming little recyclable test tubes of high-quality, single-origin instant coffee that’s a major upgrade from Starbucks Via and Cafe Bustelo. They’re delivered monthly so there’s no danger of them running out. One thing to note: You choose to always receive either a light roast or medium roast selection, but a brand new coffee is sent each quarter, which keeps things fresh but might throw off those who like a strict routine. Subscriptions start at $16 per month and you can pause or cancel at any time.Read more: Eye-opening coffee subscriptions to try in 2019 | Everything you need to know about instant coffee Walmart 0 Sudden coffee subscription: $16/month $79 at Walmart Ninja hot & cold brewed system: $180 • Like caffeine, snacks are one of a college student’s best friends — and like meal kit and meal delivery services, there are now scores of snack food delivery boxes to keep one well supplied with between-class nibbles. Many of them, including Graze and NatureBox, put a premium on healthy snacks, which could be helpful for anyone concerned about the infamous Freshman 15. There’s even a keto-oriented Keto Krate snack subscription, and vegan options like Vegan Cuts. Other snack subscriptions focus on international treats — Bokksu and Japan Crate send Japanese snacks every month; ZenPop sends Japanese ramen and sweets.Universal Yums switches it up and ships a box of snacks from a specific country like France or South Korea every month, packed full of goodies often hard to come by in the US. Choose from three box sizes, starting at $14 per month. It’s sure to be a bright spot in any stressed student’s routine and might even inspire them to study abroad after all. Walmart See at Freshly Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Back-to-school season is here, and not just for little ones. If you have a kid headed off to college for the fall semester, it’s time to get the laptop, textbooks and twin XL sheets in order. Don’t forget other basics like clothes hangers and a travel mug (for all the in-class coffee drinking). And of course they’ll need to eat — maybe even feed themselves for the first time. There are mini fridges and dorm-size microwaves to consider, but college cuisine doesn’t have to be just instant ramen and dining hall grub. If you’re sending a would-be foodie off to school, here’s what to get them so they’ll eat (and drink) well all semester, even if they don’t necessarily know how to cook. These suggestions run the gamut from helpful tools to food-delivery services, so there’s something to suit every student, but don’t forget to check out our other guides below.Read more: 9 dorm room essentials worth buying early | Cooking must-haves for your dormNote that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.   Universal Yums snack box subscription Instant Pot Somewhere in between meal kit delivery services and snack boxes lie grocery delivery services. A Thrive Market subscription could be the perfect thing to give your college-bound food fan. This membership-only online grocery store offers organic and non-GMO snacks, pantry staples, drinks and more (including meat and fish for those with the means to cook them) at prices up to 50% off retail. They also sell organic bath and beauty products for when it’s time to restock the shower caddy. An annual membership equates to $5 per month and you can try it for a full month risk-free.Read more: Eco-friendly snacks that give back & taste delicious Share your voice $180 at Walmart Appliances A similar option for those without full dorm kitchens is a ready-made meal delivery service — all they’ll have to do is heat and eat (sometimes not even heat). We reviewed Sakara, a plant-based, superfood-centric meal delivery service that includes breakfast and snack options as well as lunch and dinner, but again, you have your pick of meal delivery services.Freshly, for instance, promises gluten-free, all-natural, single-serving meals for lunch and dinner with no refined sugars and also offers vegetarian, dairy-free, low-carb and paleo plans. All meals come fully cooked and just require a brief spin in the microwave. Prices start at $9 per meal (with the 12 meals per week plan) and go up to $13 per meal (with the four meals per week plan). Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide Freshly $26 at Amazon Aug 29 • Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 $60 at Amazon Elena Veselova/Shutterstock Prep Naturals glass meal prep containers: $26 See All College students need caffeine, so some kind of coffee maker is highly advisable, whether it’s a simple drip coffee maker, a convenient and compact single-serve K-cup machine, a low-tech French press or even a fancy Nespresso maker for the lucky ones. For variety’s sake, though, this jack-of-all-trades coffee maker is a great contender. It can handle regular coffee as well as cold brew and even tea, with separate settings and baskets for beans and leaves (loose or bagged). It even has a fold-away frothing arm for latte-style drinks — so not only will it save money on Starbucks runs, it’ll make the dorm the most popular spot to study. It includes size settings too, so you can brew a full carafe or a single cup.Read more: Trusty reusable coffee mugs Ninja Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to start the day and equally good for snacks and quick liquid dinners if it comes to that. This blender is compact (a plus for small spaces) and includes two blending cups with to-go lids, making it great for students who always seem to be running late to class. For college cooks, you might consider a blender with a built-in heating element that’s equally handy for warm soups and sauces, but if smoothies are the top priority, this bullet blender gets the job done. It may or may not also make a mean frozen margarita for post-exam celebrations… for those aged 21 and over only, of course. It’s currently $50 off the normal price.Read more: Best blenders of 2019 Hello Fresh  If the Instant Pot seems like too much of a splurge or just too bulky, consider a rice cooker instead. You can find more sophisticated models, but even the most basic one makes perfect rice every time with the touch of a button (and keeps it warm for hours). But did you know they’re also great for cooking other things? They can handle any other grains from quinoa to couscous, as well as beans and porridge, even soups and steamed entrees. Get one of these for your foodie student, throw in The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook and they’ll be all set to whip up easy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts — like oatmeal, risotto, polenta and rice pudding — mostly all in one pot. See at Sudden Coffee If the dorm allows it, an Instant Pot is a no brainer for today’s college students. It truly can do almost anything: Make morning yogurt, boil perfect eggs, make big batches of protein to stretch into meals all week long and even pull off easy desserts. A larger 6-quart model is great for those who like leftovers or want to feed all their new friends, but a smaller 3-quart mini Instant Pot might be better for dorm-bound students.Read more: 15 quick & easy Instant Pot meals | Our favorite Instant Pot cookbooks | Easy Instant Pot breakfast recipes See at Universal Yums reading • Gifts for your favorite foodie college student Freshly prepared meal delivery service Aug 29 • Save up to $500 on Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets Thrive Market Even the most enthusiastic cook will be pressed for time once school begins, but a meal kit delivery service is a huge help. Not only does it save time spent grocery shopping and figuring out what you want to eat, it cuts down on food waste with perfectly proportionate amounts of ingredients. Plus, thanks to detailed recipe instructions, even novice cooks can pull off impressive meals.There are plenty of meal kit delivery companies to choose from and many offer plans for special diets including vegan and gluten-free selections. Every Plate is a good option if you’re on a tighter budget, and Hello Fresh is offering 15% off every box for students (new customers only) plus free shipping on any box when you use code UniDAYS (prices start at $9 per serving). You can pause your plan any time in case you’re headed off to spring break or just slammed with finals and have no time to cook even these easy meals. But the best part just might be how good they taste while still being good for you — can’t say that about pizza every night.Read more: Best meal kit subscription services See at Thrive Market Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service Universal Yums A good set of food-safe containers is a must-have for meal prep, packing snacks and lunches to take along to class and storing leftovers (homemade or otherwise). This set of five compartmentalized meal prep containers is made from heavy-duty borosilicate glass, has lock-on lids to guard against spills and is microwave-, freezer- and oven-safe. Aug 30 • Hate subscription software? Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for $60 each Aroma 6-cup non-stick rice cooker: $15 NutriBullet Pro 900 series blender: $79 Thrive Market subscription See at Hello Fresh $15 at Walmart Instant Pot DUO mini pressure cooker: $60 Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 Post a comment Tags Sudden Coffeelast_img read more