first_imgMartin Pedroza32 55% 40% 12 EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON SATURDAY 4 6 JockeyMts Heriberto Figueroa40 2nd 3rd 50% John Shirreffs20 49% (Current from April 12 through Sunday, June 2) $164,066 JACKPOT IS $1,017,841 AT END OF THE ‘RAINBOW’ 14 2 4 J. Keith Desormeaux27 Joseph Talamo92 17 13 4 1 5 48% 2 4 Philip D’Amato63 19 5 5 17 46% 25% 7 44% 67% $585,414 13 3 5 $248,162 47% Aaron Gryder69 4 $196,128 7 $212,105 Vladimir Cerin39 Alfredo Marquez9 1 2 20% Victor Espinoza52 1 15 1 Money Won 7 53% $386,722 57% 20 19% $473,667 34% 4 12 $110,424 Win% 53% 22% 11 50% 12 3 35% Steve Knapp27 1st 58% $641,771 16% 9 11 19% $858,872 39% $476,884 55% 44% 24% $220,519 12% 5 7 Geovanni Franco76 Martin Garcia53 10 21% 9% ITM% $1,796,776 4 6 8 5 $875,492 48% $194,688 0 26% 12 8 Jorge Velez43 7 $245,638 Ruben Fuentes94 6 17% 17% 18 48% $649,248 37% 47% 9 7 5 24 9 $189,654 Drayden Van Dyke83 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 16% 13% 10 $749,427 TrainerMtscenter_img Norberto Arroyo, Jr.33 BAFFERT GOES COAST TO COAST THIS WEEKENDBob Baffert goes from the ridiculous to the sublime this weekend when he sends out multiple Grade I winner McKinzie in Saturday’s $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, one of eight consecutive Grade I races on the Belmont Stakes day card, and Rafal, who makes his stakes debut Sunday in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Desert Code at five furlongs on turf.“It’s a tough race, but he’s doing really well,” Baffert said Friday morning of McKinzie, a versatile son of Street Sense who has won sprinting (Grade I Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs) and routing (Grade I Pennsylvania Derby at 1 1/8 miles).“I don’t like his post (number two). I wanted to be on the outside where he could stalk them and make his run, but he’s on the inside so they know where he is. I like to be on the outside where they don’t know. But Mike (Smith) knows him well and he’s probably got him figured out. It’s taken him 9 ½ races.”Smith has ridden McKinzie in each of his 10 starts, winning six, earning $1,483,560.New York-bred Rafal, meanwhile, broke his maiden on a wet/fast track at Santa Anita, winning by 4 ¼ lengths going five furlongs under Joe Talamo, who retains the mount Sunday.“I don’t think I’ve ever run a horse in the Desert Code,” Baffert said. “But this horse is really fast and I thought I’d try him on the turf and if he likes it run him on the turf at Del Mar, where they have a lot of grass races.”With the talented Irish-bred filly Ginger Nut taking on the boys, here’s the Desert Code, race six of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: Ginger Nut, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Listing, Mario Gutierrez, 5-1; Legends of War, Flavien Prat, 7-2; Rafal, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Alleva, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; and Strictly Biz, Tiago Pereira, 4-1.The Desert Code is named for the winner of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, who scored at Santa Anita as the longest shot in the race at 36-1 under Richard Migliore on Oct. 25, 2008. David Hofmans trained Desert Code for long-time client Tarabilla Farms.EARLY FIRST POST TIME TOMORROW OF 12 NOONWith a tremendous Belmont Day undercard coming in from New York, Santa Anita’s admission gates will open tomorrow at 8 a.m.  First post time for the first of nine races locally is at 12 noon.Approximate post time for the 151st running of the Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, which will preceded by seven other Grade I stakes, is at 3:37 PT.Following the races at approximately 6:30 p.m., Santa Anita will present a concert in Sirona’s featuring Bret Bollinger and the Bad Habits.Entrance is free to everyone with paid admission, but there will be a $10 cover charge after the races.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $1,017,841For the 26th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Sunday, creating a huge Jackpot carryover of $1,017,841 into Friday at The Great Race Place.With $266,281 in “new” money bet, Sunday’s Rainbow Six pool reached $1,223,156, helping create a payout of $52.74 on 2,697 consolation tickets with six winners each.Today, the track offers two dollars beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve. Free Club House and General Admission are also offered each Friday.Approximate post time for the third race, which begins the Rainbow Six, is 2 p.m.HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISERA Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.The Hall of Famers are Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, Jose Santos, Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Gary Stevens, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez.New this year are Desormeaux, Espinoza, Smith and Stevens. Cauthen, Espinoza and Smith are three of the five living jockeys who have won the Triple Crown. Day will become the only Hall of Fame member to have attended all six events, while McCarron will offer brief remarks. Ussery is 83, while Boland, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1950 as an apprentice at 16, will travel by train to the event from Florida. He is 85.Organizing committee member Sandy Hawley, who arranged for the attendance of his fellow Hall of Fame member, said, “I missed the first two but when I attended I realized the importance of this cause and have been to all since.“It’s truly an honor to help my severely injured brothers and sisters and I know it’s the same for every Hall of Famer who has taken the time out of their lives to attend.”The six honorees are Oscar Andrade, Stacey Barton, Dennis Collins, Jack Fires, Armando Rivera and Diego Sanchez. All became pari or quadriplegics from racing accidents. Committee member Jayme LaRocca, a severely injured former rider who oversees relations with injured riders, will also attend. Andrade, Collins and Sanchez will attend for the first time.Andrade was already a leading Quarter Horse jockey when he was injured in 2001 at Los Alamitos at 21. Collins, winner of 2,360 races, was injured at the Downs at Albuquerque in 2016 at 53. Sanchez participated in a jockey foot race to benefit the PDJF in 2015 at Emerald Downs and less than a year later was injured at the same track. He was 26.All seven, along with some 53 other severely injured former jockeys, receive a $1,000 monthly stipend from the PDJF, the recipient of all funds raised by Jockeys and Jeans.          The group of all volunteers, founded in 2014 by five former jockeys and led by                President Barry Pearl, has raised over $1 million for the charity.Tickets are limited and on sale at An online auction of valuable memorabilia is in place until the event at www.32auctions.comFor more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing, Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at (626) 574-6413LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Game Winner (Outside) and Shocking Fast worked 4 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Baffert)Roadster worked 5 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Baffert)She’s Devoted (Outside) and Rip City worked 3 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Baltas)Square Peggy worked 4 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Koriner)Bitter Ring Home worked 3 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Drysdale)American Anthem (Outside) and Nero worked 5 furlongs.6-3-19 (Baffert)Stronach 5: All-Star Ticket for June 7th, 2019.Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting June 8th, 2019.Executive Cat (outside) works 4 furlongs 6-1-19 (Glatt)Campaign works 6 furlongs. 6-1-19 (Sadler)McKinzie (Outside) in company with Inshannity worked 4 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Baffert)Guiliana worked 4 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Powell)FINISH LINES: Martin Garcia worked two of Bob Baffert’s leadingthree-year-oldsFriday morning, Game Winner and Roadster.Game Winner,ticketedfor the Grade I Traverson Aug. 24, went four furlongs in company with Shocking Fast at 6:45 a.m., getting a time of 48.40 with Shocking Fast going a tick slower in 48.60. Roadster breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 . . . Mario Gutierrez rides 5-2 morning line chance Fore Left for Doug O’Neill in today’s Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park . . . Camby, 4-1 winner of last Sunday’s first race by a head under Joe Talamo for owners Al and Sandee Kirkwood, was bred inKentuckyby a group that includes Rocco Baldelli, manager of the Minnesota Twins who currently have the second-best record in baseball at 43-21 . . . It was a chalky Sunday, but still congrats are in order to Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free for picking seven winners on top in the nine races: Raging Whiskey ($5.40 in the second), Tequila Joe ($12.60) in the second, Phantom Boss (2.80) in the fourth, Neptune’s Storm ($5) in the fifth, Seaside Dancer ($7.60) in the seventh, Uno Trouble Maker ($3.80) in the eighth and Honeyfromthesouth ($4.40) in the ninth . . . Track announcer Frank Miramahdi and handicapper Ciaran Thornton will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, 10:50 a.m. Saturday and 11:20 a.m. Sunday, respectively, in the XBTV studios. 8 $156,722 1 $158,236 RAFAL MAKES HIS TURF DEBUT IN DESERT CODE 4 $103,260 13% J. Eric Kruljac23 4 $983,952 19 16 48% HALL OF FAMERS HONOR PEERS AT FUNDRAISER Rafael Bejarano103 9 4 6 $862,237 12 13% Andrew Lerner11 $995,826 13 64% 5 2 24% 48% 12 Bob Baffert27 6 0 5 17 Mark Glatt59 4 ITM% Jerry Hollendorfer46 20% 26% 27% $1,185,986 10 2nd 4 5 Tiago Pereira102 Mario Gutierrez58 10 Flavien Prat102 $482,033 12 48% $1,099,074 17% 55% 23% 14 22 5 11% $448,476 5 6 4 7 4 13 47% 5 4 $210,156 25% 19 59% 7 11 $384,291 12% 70% $503,314 10 47% George Papaprodromou20 Win% 19% Richard Mandella22 Richard Baltas61 $987,094 Kent Desormeaux54 23% $586,874 16 5 6 Doug O’Neill82 Edwin Maldonado61 11% 34% $222,614 52% 1st $273,590 17% 2 20% 7 William Spawr17 5 41% 4 24% $797,780 Agapito Delgadillo37 Tim Yakteen15 4 13% 4 8 14 2 6 13 54% Money Won 3rd 20% 59% 13 11 Peter Miller35 44% John Sadler56 17% 18%last_img read more

Guyana’s unemployment pegged at 12% during third quarter in 2017

first_imgA quarterly Labour Force Survey done during the period July to September 2017 has revealed that the unemployment rate for persons aged 15 and above was 12%, with the situation for women being substantially worse than that for men.The survey was done from a total population of 550,831 persons 15 years and above, with some 72.2% living in urban areas. From this figure, only 271,068 comprised the total employed population during the time of the quarterly survey,Chief Statistician Ian Manifold handling over a copy of the quarterly Guyana Labour Force Survey to Finance Secretary Hect Butts on Thursday at the Marriott Hotelwith males accounting for 166,873 and females 104,195. Urban workers totalled 188,774, while the rural area had 82,294 workers.The labour force participation rate for all persons aged 15 and above is 56%, roughly equal to the corresponding 2012 value of 55.7%. All other data gathered were compared to information continued in the 2012 census.According to the findings of the survey, unemployment among women was 15.3% and among men 9.9%. The youth unemployment rate among 15 to 24-year-olds was almost twice that of adults, with 21.6%. Young women continued to face severe hardship, with 28% of them being unemployed.“The worrisome labour market situation of youth is confirmed by the proportion of youth not in education, employment, or training (NEET). It is recorded at 35.2%, and is higher for young women (63% of the total number of NEETs) and young urban dwellers (76.4% of the total NEETs). The general picture pointing to a marked disadvantage for women in the labour market is confirmed by the indicator regarding the proportion of women in managerial positions, which in the third quarter of 2017 was recorded at 37.8%,” the survey found.Meanwhile, the employment rate for persons 15 and above was 49.2%, with 62.1% being males and a mere 36.9% being females.It was noted that the percentage of employed people in time- related underemployment was 4.2%, with 72.2% of the underemployed being based in urban areas.The survey also found that 28.4% of the labour force is underutilized, while between 48.3% and 52.6% of the persons employed hold informal jobs.“The percentage of male workers holding informal jobs is higher than that of female workers (57.6 percent for males as against 44.6 percent for females),” the survey detailed.Further, it was found during the surveyed quarter that the average salary per month for employed workers is $82,636 while the figure decreases to $67,064 for self-employed workers.Meanwhile, the average weekly hours of work for all workers was 46.8 hours, with males working more at an average of 50.6 hours.These figures were revealed on Wednesday morning by the Bureau of Statistics (BoS). At the launching of the survey findings, Chief Statistician Ian Manifold outlined that in the absence of such regular surveys, there was no mechanism to track labour market dynamics such as unemployment, job creation, job destruction and workforce size, among other things.With introduction of a continuous Labour Force Survey (LFS), Manifold noted, the relevant data on the performance of the labour market will now be available quarterly, instead of every 10 years or any unspecified period. The information gathered in the surveys will provide sound market indicators to boost the growth of a thriving financial sector.“With the coming of oil production and the result of spin-off businesses, there would be a greater need for market planning indicators such as those that the LFS would provide. So it is very strategic at this point to make available to policy makers in the private sector the indicators of the LFS, so that they would be better able to plan their investments as (those relate) to the expansion or contraction of their businesses,” the Chief Statistician stated.The July-September 2017 quarterly survey was the first of its kind, and was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank to the tune of almost US$1 million.IDB Country Representative Sophie Makonnen said that given current economic activities in the country, the information gathered from the survey will be useful in tracking the labour market to prevent a skills-gap trap.“Recent, new and future investments in Guyana will generate increase in manpower needs. More than ever, I think Guyana needs to match the supply of their labour with the current and future demands for labour, ensuring that the population has the skills for the jobs that are going to be out there. Skills are a major driving force of growth through their effect on labour productivity,” Makonnen posited.Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Hector Butts has noted that Government has committed to continuous support of the project, to get critical data on the local labour market.“It is critical for governments to establish systems which are capable of generating data that will inform planning and development functions, and promote the implementation of policies that would promote efficiency and sustainable development,” the Finance Secretary noted.The survey was done by consulting firm Sistemas Integrales Ltd, in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistic and the International Labour Organisation. A similar survey was done for the period October to December 2017, and regular quarterly reports are expected going forward, with Government taking over the financing of the project.last_img read more

by Jinil Fleischman CARP Las Vegas On April 13th

first_imgby Jinil Fleischman, CARP Las VegasOn April 13th, CARP Las Vegas held its grand opening for the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) chapter. The event drew together CSN students, CARP members, local Unificationists, and eight CSN professors and faculty. CARP members were touched by True Mother’s recent message, where she told all CARP members to restore their entire campus. To respond to True Mother’s direction, they have been reaching out to professors at CSN and UNLV for several weeks, and were proud to be able to share True Parents’ vision for CARP and for America at the opening ceremony.Jinil Fleischman, the president for the UNLV chapter of CARP, was the MC for the program. The program opened with a musical offering by CARP members Angelica Moraes and Kailey Teo, which moved the hearts of the audience by reminding them of the idealism of America’s past. Angelica is a member of Apple Heaven USA, and performed in Korea at True Parents’ Birthday celebration. Then a video highlighting CARP’s past activities was shown.Chungbom Katayama, the new president for the CSN CARP chapter, gave a presentation on the vision for CARP and the new chapter at CSN. He testified that True Parents are the ones who understand the root of the problems facing society, and have determined to resolve them. Testimonies were given by two CARP members: Ryota Naito shared about how studying the Principle in CARP empowered him to practice true love and make a change in his own family; and Angelica Moraes testified to True Parents’ vision to create a culture of heart in America. She shared how she struggled in her life with the self-centered culture that she experienced, but conveyed her hope to build a heavenly culture, and shared True Father’s words about how America was prepared by God for that purpose. Mr. Akira Watanabe and Mrs. Makiko Watanabe, the directors of CARP Las Vegas, gave concluding remarks and encouraged all the CSN faculty to be involved in teaching the youth to fight against self-centered culture in order to create a culture of heart.The CSN faculty were very moved by the program and by the vision of the CARP students. One professor had to hold in her tears because she was so moved by the values that CARP stands for. Another faculty member expressed that he is very inspired by the CARP students and believes they can accomplish great things. He said, “The testimonies given can bring hope to other students. Because you guys were able to go through the experience, you guys can give hope to others who may be going through the same thing.” He was so inspired by the spirit of the CARP members that he has volunteered to serve as a mentor on a weekly basis. A third professor, who teaches public speaking at CSN, said that he was very moved by the speeches given by the students. He commented that they have a very amazing quality in their speeches, which he called “the CARP factor.” One professor who has a CARP student in his class encouraged all of his students to skip part of his class in order to attend the opening ceremony. Many professors expressed that they are eager for the next CARP event at CSN, and to see how we can collaborate even more.CARP Las Vegas has been active on the UNLV campus since August 2014, but since the beginning of 2017, CARP students have been witnessing on the CSN campus. With sincere devotion, they were successful in their campaign to recruit enough students and find faculty advisors in order to establish CARP as an official club at CSN. We are excited for how we can continue to share True Parents’ vision for the youth at CSN and all of Las Vegas!Steve Pierce: I was happy to attend the grand opening of CARP CSN North Campus yesterday evening, great to see 6 professors present, our 2nd gen did a fine job of expanding TP work on a public platform (as well as all that members do individually) to 1 more campus! Nice intro message by Chungbom, much thanks to all staff and supporters.last_img read more