Warriors hold off NBA-leading Jazz to snap 4-game skid

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Warriors hold off NBA-leading Jazz to snap 4-game skid

first_img Tags: Golden State Warriors/NBA/Utah Jazz March 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Warriors hold off NBA-leading Jazz to snap 4-game skid Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green had his 26th career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and the Golden State Warriors held off the NBA-leading Utah Jazz 131-119 to end a season-worst four-game losing streak.Green also had four steals in his second triple-double of the season. Stephen Curry had 32 points with six 3-pointers to go with nine assists. Andrew Wiggins added 28 points as Golden State returned home for a rare Sunday matinee at Chase Center, where the Warriors had played just one time over the previous 24 days. Associated Presslast_img read more

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Weatherford introduces Velox wellhead system

first_imgQuick-connect components lock in pressure integrity to reduce potential leak paths, enhance safety The Velox Wellhead System. (Credit: Weatherford International plc) Weatherford International plc (OTC Pink: WFTLF) today announced the Velox™ wellhead system, a best-in-industry solution for operators needing to lock in pressure integrity while enhancing safety and improving efficiency. Velox delivers unmatched isolation between casing strings with quick-connect components that maintain pressure control, reduce potential leak paths, and minimize non-productive time during installation in many applications, including high-pressure, high-temperature, and sour-gas wells.The Velox system expedites installation by enabling the packoff to be run in a single trip from the rig floor, which removes personnel from the cellar.  The system also reduces potential leak paths by eliminating conventional flange-to-flange methods and external lockdown screws.“The Velox wellhead system enables operators to lock in pressure fast,” said Dean Bell, President, Drilling, Evaluation & Intervention, Weatherford. “Operators can run the upper and lower packoff assembly from the rig floor to isolate the annuli of multiple intermediate and production strings. The benefits combine to create one indisputable truth: Velox is best-in-the-industry for pressure control.”Velox Features and BenefitsSimplify Operations: Reduce potential leak paths from lockdown screws; eliminate costly blowout preventer separation to accommodate new casing sizes; support American Petroleum Institute and premium connections using a fluted mandrel hanger.Improve Efficiency: Expedite installation by eliminating wait time for cement to cure; enable mandrel hanger installation from the rig floor rather than the well bay; accelerate assembly to the blowout preventer stack with Rapid-Lok design feature.Enhance Safety: Isolate the annuli of multiple intermediate and production strings; protect personnel by latching the wellhead from the inside; work in wide-ranging environments, including high-pressure/high-temperature and sour gas wells. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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The Opinionated Spectator…NFL and Ravens driving away from Rice wreckage

first_imgAlexis Sara CobbWhen my father was teaching me how to drive, he would say indecisiveness will get you killed.These people are following your lead through the signals you give them. If you are indecisive with your signals, there can and will be a fatal collision. I thought he was being extreme at the time. Trying to scare me into using my turn signals but he was correct. Indecisiveness when you are driving is dangerous. I just never thought his lesson would be applicable for the NFL as well.The National Football League should be celebrating opening weekend of the regular season. We should be discussing how our fantasy leagues are doing after the first week and adjusting for injuries. We should be talking about the GAMES! Instead, we are discussing Ray Rice and the infamous elevator incident once again.TMZ sports released another video surveillance of Ray Rice and his then fiancé, Janay Palmer. When the second video of the incident surfaced, the video showed him hitting then his fiancé, people were outraged all over again. It’s repulsive and upsetting. But even though it is video footage, we already knew this incident had taken place.Ray Rice hit the female. What did you think happened in the elevator? Now that we have seen it with our own eyes, is this somehow different than before? We had seen Rice dragging the female out of the elevator in the original video. Roger Goodell had taken the initiative to suspend Ray for two games. It was a deplorable, weak decision but that was the decision Roger Goodell made.Had Goodell used proper judgment in giving Rice a harsher punishment in the first place, then seeing the video wouldn’t have bothered me. I, along with so many others, would have looked at the video and said, “That’s why you will be sitting at home for the entire first half of the season. To think about your poor decision making! You need to take lessons from Jay Z on the appropriate behavior of how to act when a female hits and lunges at you. At no point, is it okay to hit her back. No and no.” But, instead I had to acknowledge that he would be eligible to play within the next 8 days.After viewing the video, the Baltimore Ravens have fired Ray Rice and the NFL, i.e. Roger Goodell, has suspended him indefinitely. Rice had already pled down from aggravated assault. How does seeing the video make his actions different? More punishable? How? He committed the act and deserved significant punishment originally. Now the Ravens are circling back and FIRING him.So, let me get this straight. The woman he was with suffered the physical abuse, suffered the media backlash of her marrying the man that she loves, and now she has to suffer with her husband being unemployed. How is that justice? The point is to punish the man for his actions not to eliminate his opportunity to provide for his family.I understand why the Ravens would want to fire Rice. I don’t agree with it but I understand it.  It’s a business decision.  Having a prominent player on film hitting a female doesn’t make their organization look good. However, when they had gotten that soft penalty from Goodell, the organization could have suspended Rice with additional games on their own regardless of Goodell’s punishment. The Baltimore Ravens didn’t give him any additional punishment. They greedily nodded and thought about how he would help them win games. Now they are distancing themselves faster than Usain Bolt can get to a finish line. It’s hypocritical.Although his firing is bothersome, that is not what I find most at fault. Goodell just suspended Rice indefinitely from the NFL. Wait a second, how does that punishment fall in line with his new flawed personal conduct policy?  It doesn’t. Even if Roger Goodell wanted to be clever and say, in the light of the new video evidence, I am suspending Rice 6 games from the NFL. That I could have lived with. I could argue that Goodell is being consistent with his new personal conduct policy.But suspending him indefinitely? That’s unfair. Once again, the league is listening to the public outcry and acting accordingly. Give Ray Rice a timeline. Let him serve the suspension. Don’t punish Rice because you didn’t punish Rice and well now, he should be punished.Roger Goodell, when you are the person driving, if you are indecisive with your signals, there can and will be a fatal collision. In this case, Ray Rice’s career and ability to provide for his family is lying in the wreckage.(Two Sources for this story was TMZ.com and AP)Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at:  [email protected] or (724) 561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more

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THE GIRLINTHATSONG HITS THE RIGHT NOTE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS; BEJARANO, HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR WIN

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2015)–Thegirlinthatsong pounced on pacesetter Jojo Warrior a quarter mile from home and went on to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes by 4 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano as even money favorite Lexie Lou got up for second. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Thegirlinthatsong bested a half dozen other 4-year-old fillies and covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.84.Idle since running second in the Zia Park Oaks on Nov. 26, the 4-year-old Texas-bred daughter of My Golden Song tried Santa Anita’s main track for the first time and registered her fifth win from 19 overall starts. Second behind 8-5 second choice Jojo Warrior through splits of 23.63, 47.13 and 1:11.66, Thegirlinthatsong got the mile in 1:36.99 en route to her biggest career win.“She’s been training well here and we were looking for a good effort from her,” said Hollendorfer. “I think Rafael wanted to stay back a little more than what I wanted him to. I asked him to stay as close as he could and be comfortable, so he did that, and that ended up working out well.”Off at 6-1, Thegirlinthatsong paid $15.00, $4.20 and $2.60. Owned by Gatto, Hollendorfer, and Tim and Peter Russo, she picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $407,695.“I thought Lexie Lou and Jojo Warrior would go to the lead so I expected to put my horse right behind Jojo Warrior after the break,” said Bejarano. “When we broke, my horse was real fresh…I just put us right behind and I had a beautiful trip. By the three eighths pole, I still felt I had a lot of horse and when I let her go in the stretch, she took off.”Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Lexie Lou, who came off a second place finish to likely Horse of the Year California Chrome in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, was just up for the place by a head over Jojo Warrior while never threatening for the win. She paid $2.80 and $2.20.“Not bad for her first time on dirt, not bad at all,” said Nakatani. “When Jojo Warrior kind of crossed over (going into the first turn) she got a little dirt in her face and she started to jump a little. I lost our position but for her first time on dirt, she showed her heart and she ran a big race. The farther the better with her.”Jojo Warrior, who was ridden by Martin Garcia and appeared to be running easily on the lead, finished 5 ¾ lengths clear of longshot Une Cherise and paid $2.60 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday at Santa Anita of $104,326 and it’s expected Sunday’s total pool should exceed $500,000. First post time is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $104,326 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000last_img read more

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STAKES WINNER ENOLA GRAY HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Enola Gray heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita going  6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real hillside Turf Course.Trained by Phil D’Amato and bred in California by owner Nick Alexander, Enola Gray, almost exclusively a dirt horse, will switch to turf for the second time in her seven career and will attempt yet another state-series eligible stakes win.  A winner of the Cal Cup Distaff Handicap going six and a half furlongs down the hillside on Oct. 15, Enola Gray will again team with Tyler Baze in her quest to pick up a fourth overall stakes victory.The daughter of Grazen out of the More Than Ready dam, Unsung Heroine, Enola Gray, a 4-year-old filly is 7-4-2-1 lifetime with $359,100 in earnings.Smoove It, the most experienced in the field by far with 25 career starts will again return to sprinting on Saturday, back to a course she knows well. The 6-year-old daughter of Square Eddie out of the Distorted Humor dam, Smoove, is trained by Doug O’Neill and was bred in California by owner Paul Reddam of Reddam Racing, LLC.A course specialist of sorts, Smoove It owns three wins down the hillside, including a victory in the Irish O’Brien Stakes last March and has an overwhelming “in the money” percentage of 75. Though off since May, Smoove It returns, looking for her second stakes win on Saturday with Mario Gutierrez again set to ride.Smoove It is 26-5-5-4 lifetime with $341,265 in earnings.The field, including jockeys and weights, for the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes –                 Race 2 – Approximate post time of 12:15 p.m. Desert Steel, Rafael Bejarano, 122Enola Gray, Tyler Baze, 124How Unusual, Kent Desormeaux, 122All That Heat, Flavien Prat, 120Tale of Papa Nick, Drayden Van Dyke, 122Late ‘n Left, Edwin Maldonado, 120Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 124Lucy De, Stewart Elliott, 120Cuddle Alert, Agapito Delgadillo, 122Special first post time for a 10-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 11:45 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY AT SANTA ANITAlast_img read more

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LITTLE RED FEATHER’S FIRST CROWDFUNDING PARTNERSHIP COMBINES WITH HRONIS RACING TO TAKE SUNDAY’S FIRST RACE WITH PROMISING 3-YEAR-OLD CISTRON

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017)–Cistron, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor, provided Hronis Racing and Little Red Feather’s all-new Equity Crowdfunding Partnership with their first collaborative winner, as he took Santa Anita’s first race on Sunday, a $56,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf. Ridden by Luis Contreras and trained by John Sadler, he prevailed by a head while getting the distance in 1:35.20.With an overflow crowd of enthusiastic partners celebrating in the Santa Anita Winner’s Circle, the win is the byproduct of a marketing collaboration between Little Red Feather Racing and Santa Anita Park that was first announced in October. The Crowdfunding platform is designed to reach potential new horse owners and provide them with an opportunity to have equity in a top race horse for a relatively small investment.​”We want to sincerely thank Kosta Hronis for allowing us to buy-in on this very promising horse,” said Billy Koch, Managing Partner for Little Red Feather Racing.  “We also want to thank Santa Anita for helping us to bring new owners into our sport – and just as importantly – making sure they were all treated like the real owners they are today with the fantastic hospitality.  This was a great win for us today, as many of our Equity Crowdfunding partners are first-time owners and that makes it really special.”                   Cistron, who is also Triple Crown nominated, was most recently third in the Eddie Logan Stakes on Dec. 30, and was making his fifth career start today. Sent off at 8-5 in a field of six, he paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.10.Link to Cistron’s winning race and Winner’s Circle Celebration – http://www.xbtv.com/replay02052017_1/ TRAINED BY SADLER, DERBY HOPEFUL IS FIRST WINNER FOR ENTHUSIASTIC NEW OWNERSHIP GROUPlast_img read more

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LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER

first_imgLady Lucky has shone down on the Twins Towns again after another person scooped €60,000 on the National Lottery’s Telly Bingo.The ticket was bought in the Costcutter’s Store in Ballybofey and is believed to have been bought by a local person.The lovely sum of Christmas cash comes just a few months after the same store scooped a whopping €5.1 million on the lotto back in April. Owner of the store, Michael Doherty, told Donegal Daily that he is delighted for the winner and is 99.9% sure they are local.“It’s probably not a life-changing sum of money but it will certainly make someone’s Christmas an awful lot nicer now.“The person wants to remain anonymous but I’m 99.9% sure that they are local.“I really do wish them all the best and I hope they have a lovely Christmas with this money,” he said. Michael said he hopes the shop is on a roll and it could be ‘third time lucky’ for some early in the New Year.“I would certainly hope that we might have another big winner in the New Year.“They say things happen in threes so I would love for another local person to win a big jackpot,” he said. LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER was last modified: December 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyCostcutterslottoMichael DohertyTelly Bingolast_img read more

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Sharks Tonight: The best rivalry in the NHL gets things going

first_imgSan Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden KnightsTHE ESSENTIALSRegular season records: Season opener for both teams. Puck drop: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena. TV: NBCSN. Radio: KUFX 98.5-FM, San Jose; KOMY 1340-AM.Anticipated lineupTimo Meier-Logan Couture-Danil Yurtaykin Mario … Lean Bergmann-Tomas Hertl-Lukas RadilMarcus Sorensen-Joe Thornton-Kevin LabancBarclay Goodrow-Dylan Gambrell-Melker KarlssonMarc-Edouard Vlasic-Brent BurnsBrenden Dillon-Erik Karlssonlast_img

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SA economy creating jobs again

first_imgReporting on its December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics, Stats SA said the survey had shown that the number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the country’s economy increased by about 18 000 (or +0.2%) from an estimated 8 143 000 employees to an estimated 8 161 000 employees. This is an improvement from the figures for the second quarter of 2009, when South Africa’s formal job losses totalled 98 000. 24 March 2010 However, employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. Increase in gross earnings “The December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics survey shows that an estimated 8 161 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy. This reflected an annual decrease of about 351 000 employees (or -4.1%) compared with December 2008 (an estimated 8 512 000 employees).” Eighteen thousand jobs were created in South Africa’s formal non-agricultural business sector between September and December 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced in Pretoria on Tuesday. Additionally, the gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the same quarters. Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. According to Stats SA, in the December 2009 quarter, gross earnings paid to employees amounted to R294 509-million. “Softness in employment growth is thus likely to endure for some time.” Annual growth “This reflects an annual increase of R20 552-million (or +7.5%) compared with the quarter ended December 2008 (October 2008 to December 2008).” “The gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended December 2009 amounted to R294 509-million. This reflects a quarterly increase of R31 485-million (or +12%) compared with the quarter ended September 2009,” Stats SA said. Commenting on the figures, Standard Bank said: “Today’s data reflect labour market conditions that are slowly being nursed back to health. However, the labour market’s lagging indicator characteristics suggest that a substantial revival is only likely to ensue once economic conditions are more labour absorbing. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Aussies still very vulnerable: Pietersen

first_imgEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen thinks Australia are still “very vulnerable” despite levelling the Ashes series and claims the hosts’ new verbal aggression shows they are “under huge amounts of pressure.”In an interview with English media, Pietersen escalated vocal sparring between the teams, describing England’s 267-run third Test loss at Perth as a “hiccup” and saying they were still confident of an historic series win.Australia have credited their third Test win to their return to a more aggressive approach, shelved after their 2008 Sydney Test against India sparked a public and official backlash against “sledging” – the slang for verbal assaults on an opposing team.In recent days, Paul Marsh, head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, said fear of the consequences of sledging had affected Australia’s form and opponents had been quick to exploit its “weakness.”Marsh said Australia’s win over England in Perth, which followed their innings and 71 run loss in the second Test at Adelaide, had resulted from a return to its “natural instincts.”Verbal sparring between the teams has noticeably increased. England wicketkeeper Matt Prior criticised Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle for giving him a verbal “send-off” after his dismissal in the third Test.Siddle responded by saying England only complained because they lost.”We won the game. That’s why they’re making such a big deal of it,” he said.Pietersen increased the ante on Thursday. “When you’re under extreme amounts of pressure, you talk a lot more,” he said. “And the good thing about our team is we’re on a plateau. We do what we do.advertisement”We made a hiccup last week. Yes, we were constructive in the criticism that we chucked around the team meeting about preparation and whatever. But we haven’t come out and made any bold, huge statements about this and about that.”Pietersen said the English squad is aware of Australia’s vulnerabilities.”There are a lot of areas in their team that are very vulnerable and we just need to do what we do and wipe the slate clean and forget Perth,” he said. “Think about Adelaide, think about how well we did there, and how well we did in (the drawn first Test in) Brisbane. We’re absolutely fine.”England haven’t won an Ashes series in Australia since 1986-87 but Pietersen said the current team remained confident of revising history.”I just think we’ve got a wonderful opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done for 25 years,” he said. “That’s driving us all on to do something amazing.”Australian captain Ricky Ponting looks increasingly likely to play in Melbourne after breaking the little finger on his left hand attempting a slips catch in Perth. Pietersen said he was not surprised.”I’ve played in a series with a finger broken,” he said. “You just ring-block it. It’s not a huge drama. You just numb it so you don’t feel the pain.”Ricky Ponting might bat without gloves he’s so tough!”last_img read more

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