Police appeal for information after pepper spray is used in another Strabane robbery

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Police appeal for information after pepper spray is used in another Strabane robbery Pinterest WhatsApp Pepper spray has been used in a robbery in Strabane for the second time in less than a week.A woman working in a fast food premises on Bradley Way was sprayed by a man who entered the shop shortly after 8 o’clock last night and demanded money. He was armed with a knife as well as the can of spray.The man ran off with cash in the direction of the river Mourne, it’s not believed the woman needed medical attention.Local Councillor Brian Mc Mahon says it’s a worrying development………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/brianpepper.mp3[/podcast] Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleCalls for staffing embargo to be lifted at Killybegs Community HospitalNext articleABP upholds refusal of planning permission for Ballintra windfarm News Highland center_img Facebook News Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – January 30, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Food to go boosts sales at Morrisons

first_imgMorrisons has reported a second quarter of rising like-for-like (LFL) sales, as it continues to cut costs and prices, although total sales fell due to store closures.For the 13 weeks to 1 May, the supermarket’s LFL sales (excluding fuel) grew by 0.7% compared to the year before, but overall sales were down 1.8%.The retailer said it was helped by a 17% rise in sales from its Food to Go range, which includes freshly-made sandwiches. Total sales fell after Morrisons closed unprofitable supermarkets and sold its M convenience stores.Morrisons said in the trading update that prices were down 2.6% from a year earlier as the supermarket price war continued.David Potts, Morrisons chief executive, said there was “still much to do”.He said: “Customers are responding and satisfaction levels remain ahead of last year. We are, of course, pleased with a second consecutive quarter of positive like-for-like sales, which demonstrates our aim to stabilise trade is taking effect.”He also added he was encouraged by the progress being made by the company, following a long period of declining sales and profits.Morrisons shares rose 1.9% to 191.1p this morning (5 May).In March, 2 Sisters Food Group appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer of protein.last_img read more

Hidden spaces: Adolphus Busch Courtyard

first_img 5Gargoyles are said to protect people by scaring off any evil or harmful spirits. This one, purchased by Selesky, squats in the corner of the courtyard. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4House sparrows have been building nests in the lion’s mouth for the past four or five years, and, “as far as we can tell they’ve been successful in raising young from the peeping sounds and delivery of insects,” said Selesky. Additionally, blue jays, cardinals, mockingbirds, and thrushes have all visited the courtyard. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Detail of the ornate carving characteristic of Busch Hall. The building was completed in 1917 but not opened until 1921 because of a lack of coal. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Michelle Timmerman ’13 was a freshman when this photo was taken. She remembers visiting the garden often when she had a “thing for Europe.” Her concentration is in history & literature, and her focus field “is, surprisingly enough, modern Europe.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Asked what she likes about Busch Courtyard, Michelle Timmerman ’13 writes, “It’s … an enclave, and is so apart from standard Harvard architecture, and therefore feels apart from standard Harvard life, that you can tuck away there, slip in the side gate — or, if you’re well-informed and well-intentioned, through the Center for European Studies building itself — and disappear.“When I was little, I was big on Frances Hodgson Burnett, and I suppose the ‘secret’ nature of the ‘secret’ garden doesn’t hurt — though it’s not a secret, really. When I’ve entered the garden to find it already has an inhabitant, initial disappointment is quickly swept away by spontaneous affection and — with recognition of parallel taste in study spaces — respect. Also, aren’t pink roses beautiful?”The space with the pink roses sits toward the center of campus, yet is concealed by walls on four sides. Not hidden, however, is Harvard’s replica of Braunschweiger Löwe, or the “Brunswick Lion,” which, on its tall pedestal, can be seen from afar, beckoning visitors into the space.Building Manager Sandy Selesky, who over the years has contributed lilacs, geraniums, pansies, impatiens, and two stone gargoyles to the garden, cares for the courtyard. She had lava stones installed in the aesthetic pool to help the red-tailed hawks step out, and she purchased furniture and added a bubbler to the pool.In the summer, people come and eat lunch in the courtyard, and some classes hold their discussions on the lawn. But overall, it’s quiet and unlike nearby bustling Harvard Yard. Professor Patrice Higonnet, whose office faces the courtyard, remarks, “Hmmmm. A hidden space. Wouldn’t it be — selfish thought — just as well to keep it hidden?”— Rose Lincoln 1The towering lion casts a shadow on the wall as the sun does its magic on the Busch’s walls. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Large oak doors face the courtyard. Busch Hall was built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall and is home to German medieval plaster casts, mostly from churches, as well as the famous Flentrop organ, used for a popular Harvard concert series. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 13The courtyard is surrounded by Adolphus Busch Hall on three sides. The fountain is drained in November and then re-filled in May. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 11The William James Hall towers above the courtyard at 29 Kirkland Street. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Hidden in autumn’s red ivy is one of the five garden animals adorning the lower building wall under the first-story windowsills of the Guido Goldman Seminar Room. In the book “An Iconography of Adolphus Busch Hall,” Guido Goldman wrote, “The menagerie of ram, fox, boar and wolf stands here perhaps as a representation of nature’s sentinels or merely provides sculptural ornamentation of a rather traditional type found frequently in medieval architecture.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6Goelet Professor of French History Patrice Higonnet has arguably one of the best offices at Harvard. His extra-long space opens to the street on one side and to the courtyard on the other. After 58 years at Harvard and 15 years in this space, he’s not complaining. Well, maybe just a little: In the winter he needs Ugg boots and a space heater to protect his feet from the drafts. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 9These mirrored windows facing south reflect the north part of the building. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 3The silhouetted king stands against a clear sky. “The heralistic rigidity and archaic fierceness of the animal make it peculiarly well fitted to serve here as a kind of architectural house dog guarding treasures of the past,” wrote Kuno Francke, first curator of the Germanic Museum and professor of the history of German culture. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Ivy tendrils add a vibrant hue to the neutral-colored stucco walls. Building manager Sandy Selesky, who has worked at Harvard for 40 years, plants geraniums, pansies, and impatiens in the courtyard in spring and summer. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 14The Brunswick Lion stands tall in the background as the setting sun leaves a glowing impression on a wrought iron fence post. This lion is a replica; the original sits in front of a castle and cathedral in Brunswick, Germany. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

EDS Completes Aberdeen Bay Work

first_imgEDS HV Group has completed its scope of work at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen offshore wind farm.EDS, part of James Fisher and Sons, was sub-contracted by Boskalis for the cable termination and testing work.Located off Aberdeen Bay, the 93.2MW offshore wind farm has 11 wind turbines, including the two of the most powerful units ever installed – the MHI Vestas 8.8MW turbines.The EOWDC project has enabled Swedish energy group Vattenfall, the developers behind the wind farm, to trial new technology and is only the second commercial offshore wind farm worldwide to use a 66kV cabling system. Compared with conventional 33kV cabling less inter-array cabling is required, and this reduces construction costs, EDS said.EDS completed the cable termination and testing work on the 11 assets.In addition, EDS HV Management also provided HV consulting services to the EOWDC as part of a separate contract that included safety rules implementation, the supply of Senior Authorised Persons (SAPs), network and SCADA system review and commissioning support services.Ken Ritson, Group Managing Director of EDS, said: “66kV is quickly becoming the industry norm, and any change such as this needs to be carefully managed. EDS were happy to offer the enhanced level of competence and experience required to help to manage this change.”Overall, the EOWDC involved just over 21km of cabling from the offshore site to the substation in Blackdog, Aberdeenshire – similar to the distance from Aberdeen to Stonehaven.last_img read more

Sunday blog: The economic multiplier, SRMC and the local economy

first_imgEditor’s Note — The following is a guest editorial by John Cook, who is a licensed pharmacist at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Commentary by John Cook, R.Ph. MBA — Typically, rural community residents pay little attention to their local health care system until it is needed. Consequently, many rural people have little idea of the overall importance of the health care sector to their community’s economy, such as the number of jobs it currently provides and its potential to provide more jobs. To ensure that health care services remain available locally, rural communities need to understand these economic relationships.The Economic MultiplierThe Economic Multiplier is the theory that says if an entity, be it government, business, school system, hospital etc. spends a dollar buying products or services, the money is transmitted through the economy many times over as each recipient purchases goods or services. The multiplier can be calculated and is used to evaluate how a given government policy or business decision will affect the local economy. The multiplier effect can be positive or negative.According to the Sumner County Economic Development Commission, Sumner Regional Medical Center ranks ninth in the total number of employees in Sumner County at 130 FTE’s (Full time equivalents). Sumner Regional’s annual payroll is approximately $5.75 million. In 2012 the hospital delivered $581,924 in uncompensated care at a cost of $284,941.  In 2013, SRMC supplied $798,640 in uncompensated care at a cost of $471,666.  The cost of uncompensated care is not expected to decrease for 2014 and 2015.Kansas Rural Health Works, The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Economy of Sumner County, Kansas Hospital Association, November 2013  is a report whose purpose is to provide information resources that may be used to communicate to community leaders and concerned citizens the relative importance of health care to the local economy. The report can be found here.The report introduction states:The rapidly changing delivery of health services in rural counties has the potential to greatly impact the availability of health care services in the future. These changes include:Insufficient Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals and providers may force a reduction in the provision of health care services.•Although Kansas rural health networks are already fairly strong, creation of provider networks may substantially change the delivery of, and access to, local health care services.•Use of telemedicine could increase access to primary, consultative and specialty health care services at the county level.•Development of critical access hospitals could help health care services remain in rural counties.•Kansas currently has over 80 critical access hospitals.As a result, according to the report, the health care sector can have a large impact on the local economy. All of these changes make it imperative that decision makers in Sumner County become proactive in maintaining high quality local health care services.The report goes on to say:Health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes provide jobs and income to people in the community. As these employees spend their income in the community, a ripple spreads throughout the economy, creating additional jobs and income in other economic sectors. To help understand this important connection between the health sector and the local economy, this report will:•Discuss the role of the health sector in rural development.•Measure the employment, income, and retail sales impact of the health sector on the Sumner County economy.The report places the economic multiplier for the Health Sector Impact, Hospitals, on Employment, 2011 at 1.33 and the Health Sector Impact on Income and Retail Sales, 2011 at 1.15 for Sumner County.The impact of SRMC’s 130 employees is an additional 42.9 jobs across all businesses and industries in Sumner County (130 x 0.33 = 42.9). SRMC’s total impact on Sumner County employment is 172.9 jobs (130 x 1.33 = 172.9).The impact of SRMC’s $5.75 million payroll (direct income for hospital employees) is $6.61 million, generated in all other businesses and industries in Sumner County’s economy.In both examples, the gains would be losses to the economy if the hospital no longer existed.Kansas Health Matters Community Dashboard Homeownership reports that 65.1 percent of the housing units in Sumner County are occupied by homeowners through 2013. (See here.) SRMC employees represent 84.6 taxpaying homeowners in Sumner County.Sumner Regional Medical Center has a significant impact on the economy, and quality of life in Wellington and Sumner County. Licensed as a hospital, SRMC is required to provide emergency services, regardless of ability to pay to any individual needing services — emergency or not. These services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. By comparison, Minor Emergency and Immediate Care centers are not licensed as hospitals and are not required to provide services regardless of ability to pay. They may or may not provide services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.SRMC provides training and education of future health professionals by serving as a training site for medical, nursing and technical school programs. Medical residents and students along with local physicians, RN and LPN nursing students, pharmacy students and Pharmacy Technician Students, Medical Laboratory Scientists, phlebotomy students, Occupational and Physical Therapy Students, from Wellington, Sumner County and the surrounding area, benefit from SRMC’s participation in their education.As you read and consider the information presented in the media regarding SRMC and its relation to the City of Wellington and Sumner County, please consider the “food for thought” presented here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (27) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Big D · 265 weeks ago Place a 1% county wide sales tax to support health care. A sales tax instead of property tax draws income from all, not just property owners and would actually be getting income from where the majority of un compensated care is generated. With the income from the sales tax, split it 90% SRMC and 10% Hosp dist. #1 in Caldwell. We must educate our young and heal our sick. Report Reply 5 replies · active 265 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Guest · 265 weeks ago Hopefully this opens some minds and gets people to thinking about the need for a hospital here. I am an aging resident. I have had some heart issues. I worry what will happen should I need some sort of immediate care for my heart condition in an emergency if we no longer have a hospital. I for one, will consider moving to Wichita to be closer to a hospital should this hospital close. I doubt I am the only one. Harper County has a tax-payer subsidized hospital. Have we as a community investigated to see how a town the size of Harper, who just recently increased the footprint of their hospital with a nice new addition, is making their hospital profitable? Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down MRH · 265 weeks ago Well thought out and presented. Wellington needs to think long and hard about SRMC. Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down southsideresident · 265 weeks ago It is critical that the Council and city manager maintain a very communicative relationship with the hospital administration, the health authority board and the doctors when looking at options. Much from the heart collaboration needs to go on rather than competitive, antagonistic talk. It will be tough. Tough for all of us, especially our city administration as the proposed city budget has cuts to many of the departments because of previous support of the hospital. The 2016 budget is being put together now. It will take money and ample time to look at the options. Let’s hope there is money to allow for engagement on the hospital issue. Attend the town hall meetings the mayor/council are holding (next one 7.14.15), attend council meetings, council work sessions and be aware what and for what reason cuts, decisions are being made. Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Larry · 265 weeks ago I understand what Mr. Cook is saying and it makes sense, but the hospital, like any business cannot continue to operate if the keep losing money. At some point they either have to sink or swim. If they sink and take the city of Wellington with them then things will become a disaster. If some way can be found to support the hospital and not put a huge burden on the city and it citizens then it has to be found and soon. If not then the city has to let it go or the city will fail. The Hospital must change it way of operating or it will fail to stay open. Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Phoebe Lord · 265 weeks ago i personally don believe a hospital is needed in Wellington, since most really serious illnesses should be sent on to Wichita, Why not make it a minor emergency center? We have them here in Enid, and we rarely have to go to a doctor office or hospital. But can be sent to one if necessary. Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Just Sayin’ · 265 weeks ago Has anyone ever thought that maybe the hospital wouldn’t be in this situation if people paid their hospital bills..? And most of the ones who are so quick to say how awful SRMC is are the ones who owe hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to the hospital.. Report Reply 3 replies · active 263 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 265 weeks ago So can we just take unrelated statistics and apply them as we want? Is that how it really works? Mr. Cook states “Kansas Health Matters Community Dashboard Homeownership reports that 65.1 percent of the housing units in Sumner County are occupied by homeowners through 2013. SRMC employees represent 84.6 taxpaying homeowners in Sumner County.” Sure I looked at the web site. Yes, it says 65.1% of the residents in Sumner county own the home they live in. But that says NOTHING about the hospital employees. You just can’t simply assume 65.1% of the hospital employees own their own home. He obviously felt it was important to get this made up statistic in there. Wonder why? Report Reply 7 replies · active 265 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down get the ball rolling · 265 weeks ago Mr. Cooks information was very informative and really made one think. Is there really a need for a hospital here in Wellington, Ks? We as a community have an option to back this hospital or see it fail. We can attend council meetings that are open to the public, we can write letters to our new city manager, we can also, pay our bills! I do understand the hardships ones face regarding bills, what is great, you can make payment arrangements with the hospital. I am one who has had to utilize this process more than a couple of times. They are actually willing to work with anyone if you are just upfront and honest. The over use of the ER is a huge problem nationwide. With the individuals who have no insurance, or the ones who have been “fired” from their doctors,or using the ER as a clinic, they do cost the hospital a lot of money. Everyone is quick to blame others for the hospitals demise, when we as a whole have helped cause this problem. The administrators are at fault, the patients that don’t pay their bills are at fault, the list goes on. It does seem clear that Mr. Eckert seems to be set on closing this hospital down, for what reasons he is going after the hospital suddenly is beyond me. Yes, the “city owned” hospital owes a lot of money to the city, we all get that. This has been an ongoing problem, the hospital has made many administrative/financial mistakes, who hasn’t? Maybe there need to be new changes regarding the administration at the hospital?? If this hospital is “failing” make cuts where they are necessary. A failing hospital can’t afford to pay millions of dollars out as it does according to Mr. Cook’s report. Make changes, unfortunately the word “layoff” does ring true. I hate to see anyone lose a job, but if we are wanting to keep this hospital floating for the time being, there may need to be “layoffs” as needed. If the hospital is gaining monies as Mr. Hernandez stated, they shouldn’t be “laid” off for too long. Then there is everyone’s solution, IMMEDIATE CARE. I am all for that, but we do need an actual ER for true emergencies, after all we are right off the turnpike, and major highways. Make and immediate care and let only TRUE emergencies go through the ER! That might generate a bit more money as it is a “pay up front” clinic which does file insurance. I have used these in Wichita on the weekends rather than come to our ER, cheaper and doesn’t keep the ER doctor from other emergencies. I could go on, but in all actuality, something does need to be done. Mr. Eckert, Mr. Hernandez, the city council, citizens of Wellington, what do you all really want? If it is to close this hospital, get the ball rolling. Everyone’s tired of hearing everyone complain about it, lets do something about it. If you all want to fight for it, then lets put up a fight. We are beating a dead horse continuing to complain about the electric bills, the bonds, etc, etc. PUT SOMETHING TO MOTION TODAY! I wish you all the best of luck! Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 265 weeks ago Wellington SRMC needs to collect their un paid bills. By getting the bill sent out monthly, not wait 6 or 8 months to send them out. Report Reply 0 replies · active 265 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JOE TURNER, SIRCAT SALLY, WINNER: “This is special. Three different riders, three different wins, three different tracks and two different surfaces . . . what more could you ask for?“I still have the dam and people from the Square Eddie camp are very anxious to see the baby. She’s in foal to him now.“I could breed back to Surf Cat, too, she’s doing so well with him. I was going to try to get her to Vronsky but I’m undecided. I’ve known Bruce Headley for many, many years so I may lean his way (and breed to Surf Cat).” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SIRCAT SALLY, WINNER: “That was the question, whether she would do that or not (run well on turf), and she did it I think in pretty nice fashion. I was very pleased the way she rated off the pace, and showed good enough speed to get up and be tactical. That was very beautiful, for me.”Hollendorfer added he had “no thoughts yet” on her next race.             NOTES: Winning owner Joe Turner is from Fresno. TYLER BAZE, SIRCAT SALLY, WINNER: “I had a beautiful trip. Mr. Hollendorfer and I talked before about the speed in the race and he left it up to me. She pulled me to the lead. I just let her break and find her own stride. She loved it. She was comfortable out there and had no problems sitting second. It was a fun ride.” TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more


first_imgDORTMUND COULD RUN IN TRIPLE BENDDortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner recently transferred by owner Kaleem Shah from trainer Bob Baffert to Art Sherman, could make his first start for Sherman in next Saturday’s Grade I Triple Bend Stakes if he’s ready for the seven furlong race.“He worked five-eighths in 59 the other day and went really well,” said Art’s son and assistant, Alan, of a breeze at Los Alamitos on Wednesday. Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak said the five-year-old son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown “looked good.”“He might run in the Triple Bend, I’m not sure. It might come up too quick,” Alan said. “I just don’t know if we’ll have him quite tight enough for that, but he’s getting close.”As to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, retired to stud at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky following his farewell race in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, the six-year-old California-bred is enjoying himself.“He’s doing great,” Alan said. “He’s bred to two mares every day and loving life.” Jerry Hollendorfer9218111820%51%$1,331,108 Stewart Elliott10611131610%38%$533,282 GRAZEN SKY STRETCHES OUT AGAIN IN TIZNOWGrazen Sky, a consistent son of the hard-hitting sire Grazen, returns to a one mile race Sunday when the stretch-running gray runs in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-bred or sired horses.Owned and bred by Nick Alexander and trained by Steve Miyadi, Grazen Sky was second last out going seven furlongs in the Cary Grant Stakes for state-breds Nov. 20 at Del Mar. His three races prior to that were at a mile, winning one at that distance in an overnight event at Del Mar last July 15.“There’s nowhere else to run him,” Miyadi said in explaining the move. “It could be a sloppy track and we’ll find out if he likes the mud.”Grazen Sky has won four of 19 starts, with eight seconds and four thirds, good for $392,638 in earnings.The field for the Tiznow, which goes as the eighth of nine races: Indygo Holiday, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Magic Mark, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Patriots Rule, Israel Ocampo, 8-1; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 4-1; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 4-1; and Avanti Bello, Flavien Prat, also 4-1. Peter Miller742017727%59%$1,069,715 Mark Glatt54911717%50%$400,570 John Sadler41781017%61%$465,304 Mike Smith37123932%65%$1,192,159 Tyler Baze16530341818%50%$1,413,051 BAL A BALI TRAINING UP TO KILROE MILEBal a Bali, who worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 1:26.80, is training for his return to the races in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on March 11.The seven-year-old Brazilian-bred full horse has not raced since finishing eighth in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita going a mile and a quarter on dirt last June 25.“I don’t have an option but to train up to the race,” said Richard Mandella, who conditions the son of Put It Back for Calumet Farm. “It’s the only thing I’ve got to do with him, and he’s a good horse, so I’m going to give it a go.”Bal a Bali was third in the 2016 Kilroe behind What a View and runner-up Bolo, who worked  five furlongs on the main track today in 1:00.80 for Carla Gaines, who has the son of Temple City ticketed for this year’s Kilroe. Flavien Prat15837242823%56%$2,447,134 Richard Baltas9016151418%50%$843,117 Tiago Pereira751071013%36%$306,130 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Joseph Talamo1021481714%38%$461,108 BAL A BALI TRAINING FOR GRADE I KILROE MILE William Spawr2192243%62%$264,271 Victor Espinoza43911621%60%$610,292 Martin Pedroza809161411%49%$428,288center_img J. Keith Desormeaux3372521%42%$435,960 Kent Desormeaux10121121021%43%$1,268,091 DORTMUND ‘GETTING CLOSE’ FOR TRIPLE BEND Vladimir Cerin3387624%64%$283,374 Peter Eurton4285419%40%$445,269 Philip D’Amato611371021%49%$809,080 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.75117615%32%$575,940 Trainer             Mts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill10611221910%49%$1,026,406 GRAZEN SKY BACK AT A MILE IN TIZNOW STAKES Bob Baffert4296721%52%$884,686 Luis Contreras8810102311%49%$487,192 Santiago Gonzalez9110121111%36%$462,642 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 24) FINISH LINES: Stewart Elliott, on becoming the 68th winner of the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award: “It’s a great honor, especially because it comes from my peers.” The 51-year-old Toronto native, winner of more than 4,700 races including the 2004 Kentucky Derby aboard Smarty Jones, will receive his award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita next month . . . Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and 2016 Eclipse champion in that category Champagne Room worked four furlongs on the main track Saturday in 47.60. Trainer Peter Eurton has her pointed to the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on turf March 11 . . . Imperative worked six furlongs on the training track in 1:16.40 for Bob Hess Jr. who is preparing the winner of more than $2 million for the Santa Anita Handicap . . . Streaking Grade II winner Vale Dori, working for the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes March 18 and a possible meeting with Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and Eclipse champion Finest City, went six furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:15 . . .To view uncut morning workout videos, visit XBTV.com, under the video on demand link; http://www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ . . . Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, reports two-time champion Songbird “sounder than ever” as she prepares for her four-year-old campaign. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro currently is jogging two miles daily . . . Team O’Neill has horses running on four fronts this weekend: Qatar (where trainer Doug O’Neill is with Royal Albert Hall), the Fair Grounds, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita  . . . Dawn Wells, known to millions as Mary Anne on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history, CBS’s Gilligan’s Island, will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s Sensational Star Stakes, along with Bill Spawr, who trained the multiple stakes winner for which the third race is named . . . All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, March 11, will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last. There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more