Panic On The Boardwalk: WSP Brings The Heat For Night One In Coney Island

first_imgAfter kicking off their Fall Tour with two nights in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, southern jam-rock titans Widespread Panic made their way to Coney Island, Brooklyn last night, September 9th, for their first of two shows at the brand new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.With the sweltering heat and humidity, and a crowd adorned in flip-flops, Croakies, Patagonia, and “Home Team” gear galore, this show felt like a southern party despite its Brooklyn beach locale.The venue was noticeably empty as the crowd waited in anticipation for the show to begin. Just over an hour after their scheduled 6:30 start time, the band hit the stage to booming applause, starting with “Hope In A Hopeless World” before diving into “Greta”, with Jimmy Herring showcasing his guitar chops early and assertively. The well-played though relatively short (64 min) first set saw Panic get their footing on the new terrain, running through “All Time Low”, “Wondering”, “Dyin’ Man”. The crowd sang along with John Bell‘s sultry vocals on Bloodkin‘s “Can’t Get High” before a  “Pleas”> “Love Tractor” pairing sent the show to halftime.The band wasted no time as they returned for set two, launching into a down-and-dirty “Machine” that segued into fan favorite “Barstools and Dreamers”. Instrumental jam “Party At Your Mama’s House” came next, providing the only semblance of a breather that this set had to offer. The “Space Wrangler” > “Hatfield” that followed had the crowd entranced, as bassist Dave Schools got a chance to stretch out a little and the effortlessly cool frontman JB brought “a little California voodoo” to the Brooklyn beach town. The “Surprise Valley” that came next saw both Jimmy Herring and  “Jo Jo” Herman shine, trading ripping guitar riffs and chunky funk keyboard grooves, before the band passed the baton to “Sunny” Ortiz and Duane Trucks for a captivating “Drums” segment that eventually made its way back to “Surprise Valley” to the delight of the audience. Finally, “Blue Indian” led into Panic’s popular optimist’s anthem “Ain’t Life Grand” to close out a stand-out second set.The two-song encore stretched nearly 15 minutes, with the sing-along “Trouble” leading into an all-out, full-band assault on “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues,” as beautiful Jeff Wood illustrations adorned the stage behind them.The audience was buzzing as they filed out of the venue onto the beach. After a fantastic night of sweaty, primal southern rock n’ roll on the boardwalk, excitement is high for Panic’s Coney Island finale tonight.high-energyEdit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlistslast_img read more

Success of digital marketing campaigns can be deceiving

first_img 77SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robin Caddell Robin Caddell is the senior marketing manager for TMG Financial Services. With more than a decade of marketing experience, she leads a team of marketers in strategy and execution of … Web: Details The virtual explosion of communication channels is a double-edged sword for marketers. On the one hand, the plethora of options means we will never lack for a way to talk with consumers. On the other, so many choices can often lead to a lack of organization and purpose.In no channel is this more true than digital. Forever on the hunt for new acquisition channels, financial marketers are anxious to see how Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and others might fill their funnel of applicants. Financial product comparison sites, content-driven options, and mobile apps are other digital channels earning a slice of the budget from inquisitive financial marketers. Like most financial marketers out there, we are still getting our feet wet in these new channels. One thing we’ve quickly learned is the key to marketing in social and other digital channels is to remember your goal. Digital campaigns will yield greater numbers, simply by the high-traffic nature of the channels deployed within them. But, is a higher number of leads really what you’re after? Do you want 15,000 credit card applicants if 14,900 of them lack the credit history to meet your underwriting criteria? This is a particularly important consideration for credit union issues, which tend to be more conservative than large banks and others marketing credit products in the digital realm. The interesting thing about digital marketing is the industry’s refusal to give up. Even though 40 percent of digital marketers admit lead quality is a significant barrier to success in digital, they are undaunted. Eighty-eight percent of those same marketers say they are seeing improvements and are set on optimizing their digital campaigns to increase effectiveness. From our time in the digital space, we’ve noticed there is one very effective way to improve the quality of leads generated by digital marketing: audience segmentation. This first came to light during a trial campaign on a credit card comparison website. Huge numbers of applications came flooding in from the site, to which we had uploaded our credit card product information, nothing more. No fancy digital ads, no special acquisition offers, no targeting whatsoever. While the number of applications was very large, few applicants were getting approved by our underwriting team, which uses much tighter standards when reviewing online applications. This is largely due to the higher rate of low-quality (and often fraudulent) applications that come from online channels.  The fact was, we knew nothing about the applicants prior to displaying our products to them. We didn’t understand who they were, what their credit histories could be or even their motivations for applying. With such an abysmal approval rate, it was obvious we needed to direct our marketing dollars and underwriting resources in a more thoughtful and intentional way. Social networks, which would allow for deeper segmentation, became the focus of our next campaigns. We started with Facebook, which has historically ranked highest in effectiveness among the most popular social channels for B2C marketing campaigns. Here are some key learnings from our Facebook testing:Whenever possible, target your audience directly. If you have a membership population, use Facebook’s targeting skill to find your members online and display your ad only to them. Your click rates will soar when you can target the right people with your message.No list – no problem. Facebook offers a variety of other targeting methods.  But, if you are a lender, be wary of targeting methodologies that may put you in hot water with fair lending regulations.Be persistent and test often. We are still working to refine our targeting and messaging after channel marketing for almost a year. Your audience needs to get used to seeing you on Facebook and your messages before they will resonate.  Don’t despair if results don’t come quickly. Facebook is an extremely cost-effective marketing channel so you can test often.In upcoming digital campaigns, we’ll continue to go even deeper. Our goal is to target the micro-moments that trigger credit union members to seek out credit. Perhaps a member just bought a new home and is shopping for furniture. Maybe she is getting ready to send three kids back to school and could use a cash-back reward to ease the burden. These are the moments that digital makes possible to identify – and we will be there. Remember the high traffic, combined with a tendency for credit hungry consumers (and fraudsters) to seek out credit online, is often what’s behind the incredible response from digital campaigns. Keep in mind, too, that your investment in digital campaigns goes far beyond the ad buy. Consider the value of your time, not to mention the time of your compliance and underwriting team members. To avoid the overexcitement that can disguise true ROI, articulate clearly your ultimate goal and stick to that goal. last_img read more

Local Woman Turns Lunch Hour Into Reading Paradise: ‘Book Reviews By Emily’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhat’s unplanned can sometimes turn into an event that is beyond the imagination, and that’s what happened when Emily Potter started reading.Olivet Book Store will be opening it’s doors to allow Potter to review two books in 30 minutes with interested readers on Wednesdays giving locals the opportunity to explore something they probably wouldn’t choose at first, but may end up enjoying.You’d never guess how many books Potter has already read through this year. Potter said reading is not only a great escape tool, it’s a gift, and also a way to continue to learn. If you would like join in for the lunch book review the next 30–minute session begins at 1 pm on November 7th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious District Health Department #4 offering radon test kits for radon awareness weekNext Family, Friends, Michigan State Police and More Honor Trooper Larry Forreider With a Memorial Highwaylast_img read more

Kole Calhoun’s 10th-inning home run lifts Angels over Seattle Mariners

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney winds up during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, runs the bases during batting practice prior to the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A fan holds up a sign for Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles AngelsFriday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Mike Zunino, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Mike Zunino is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, strikes out next to Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, stands in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles AngelsFriday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, jokes around with teammates in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles AngelsFriday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM – When a couple buckets of liquid aren’t enough, there are always a couple buckets of gum sitting in a typical major league dugout.Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun was standing in place for a television interview Friday night as blue and yellow pellets of Dubble Bubble rained over his red jersey, already drenched in water and electrolytes. This was his teammates’ idea of a just reward for a 10th-inning home run at Angel Stadium, the final blow in a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners before an announced crowd of 42,336.“It’s been a really good month,” Calhoun said. “I’m just trying to go out and help the team win. I know it sounds cliché, but definitely April/May I wasn’t doing that. Just going out and having fun, not caring what the numbers are, trying to come out to the ballpark and compete.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Calhoun jumped on the first pitch he saw from Mariners pitcher Juan Nicasio, a 92-mph fastball over the heart of the plate. The 401-foot fly ball cleared the right-center field scoreboard with room to spare, the first time Calhoun has ever ended a game with a home run. “The play worked,” Briceño said. “I tried to make a quick throw to second, (Gordon) broke to the plate, and Kinsler just grabbed the ball and tried to throw to me as quick as possible. As soon as I got the ball, I just looked to tag him because I know he runs a lot. … For sure, I knew (Gordon was out).”With two outs, Johnson (3-2) came back to strike out Mitch Haniger and set the stage for the dramatic finish.The Angels have won six games this season in their final at-bat.They needed help from all corners to keep the game close for nine innings.First baseman Albert Pujols delivered another historic hit and a game-changing play on defense. Rookie third baseman David Fletcher went 1 for 3 from the leadoff slot, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney pitched eight efficient innings but did not factor into the decision. Mike Trout hauled in a 396-foot fly ball as he jumped in front of the center field fence.Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc allowed three runs, all in the second inning.Pujols began the rally with a line drive into the left field corner. The stand-up double was the 3,061st hit of his career, passing Craig Biggio for 24th place on baseball’s all-time list. Kinsler walked with one out, and Briceño dumped a weak single into right field, loading the bases for Calhoun.Calhoun began the day with only seven hits (six singles) against left-handed pitchers this season. He was dropped to ninth in the batting order against LeBlanc, but this time LeBlanc’s handedness did not come in handy. Calhoun launched the first pitch he saw, a slow curveball over the plate, into the right-field seats for a ground-rule double. Pujols and Kinsler scored to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.Fletcher followed with a deep sacrifice fly to score Briceño. The Angels did not score again until the 10th inning.Heaney needed only 81 pitches to complete eight innings. He allowed seven hits and two solo home runs, didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.“They obviously made a point that they were going to swing the bats,” Heaney said. “They were going to swing it early and swing it often. It was weird. Every ball that they hit well was an out. Some of the balls they didn’t hit well were hits.”No Angels pitcher since Joe Saunders in 2008 had thrown 81 or fewer pitches in an 8-inning start. Heaney said he changed his game plan in response to the Mariners’ aggressive approach.“Normally I probably would’ve gone a little bit more to the slider,” he said. “I just didn’t have a great feel for it tonight. It kept popping out of my hand. … I wasn’t really able to spot it up or bury it the way I feel like I normally can. I just had to pick and choose my spots.”The Mariners chipped away at their 3-0 deficit. Mike Zunino broke through by depositing a fly ball over the fence, just beyond Calhoun’s reach in the right-field corner in the fifth inning.In the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz cleared the digital scoreboard in right-center field for a home run. Kyle Seager nearly followed with a homer of his own, but Trout hauled it back.Zunino led off the eighth inning with a line drive to left field, perhaps a catchable ball if Justin Upton had turned to his left. Instead he turned to his right, and could not reverse course in time to make an out. Zunino coasted into second base with a double.A groundout sent Zunino to third base, where he was replaced by pinch runner Andrew Romine. The Angels drew their infielders in. That allowed the next batter, Guillermo Heredia, to deposit a weak flare into shallow right field over Kinsler’s head. Romine scored easily, tying the game at 3.With runners on first and second base in the ninth inning, Seattle’s Chris Herrmann shot a 97-mph ground ball down the first-base line. Only a diving Pujols prevented the ball from reaching the outfield and driving in the go-ahead run.“I don’t think there was one guy in the field tonight that didn’t make a play,” Heaney said. “Serious. It was unbelievable. To a man, every single guy out there made some sort of great defensive play. They won us the ballgame.”The fourth-place Angels (53-52) trail the second-place Mariners (61-42) by nine games in both the wild card standings and the American League West.center_img Since returning from the disabled list in June, Calhoun has 11 home runs and a .658 slugging percentage in 32 games. He had one home run and a .179 slugging percentage before he strained an oblique muscle during the Angels’ final series in May.“I think his confidence level is back,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said of Calhoun. “He’s seeing the ball better. He’s able to put swings on pitches he’s seeing and hit them hard. I think his frustration was he’s seeing the ball well early in the year and couldn’t put the swings on it to do what he needed to do.”The home run ended a tense game that saw the Mariners briefly take a 4-3 lead of their own. In the top of the 10th inning, Dee Gordon singled against Angels pitcher Jim Johnson, stole second base, and went to third on a throwing error by catcher Jose Briceño. Johnson then walked Jean Segura, putting runners on first and third base with one out.When Segura took off running for second base, Briceño threw down to second baseman Ian Kinsler, prompting Gordon to take off from third. The American League leader in stolen bases with 24, Gordon was initially ruled safe by home plate umpire Kerwin Danley.But the Angels challenged the call. After a review back at MLB’s replay operations center, the umpires agreed: Briceño tagged Gordon on his arm just before Gordon touched the plate with his head-first slide.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – Wednesday December 16, 2015

first_imgFINISH LINES: Santa Anita will once again give away its popular Wall Calendar free on opening day to all fans at the track with paid admission while supplies last. The theme of the 2016 calendar is “What’s in a name,” describing how Thoroughbreds come by their monikers . . . The first 20,000 paid attendees will receive a $100 Mathis Brothers Furniture gift certificate and the first 5,000 kids 17 and under will get a plush, mini-Thoroughbred toy, courtesy of Mathis Brothers . . . Agent Brad Pegram has booked Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith on multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir for owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer John Terranova II in the Malibu. El Kabeir’s sire is Scat Daddy, who died Monday at the age of 11, young for a stallion.The son of Johannesburg stood at Coolmore Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Also coming in for the Malibu is Zia Park Derby runner-up Pain and Misery for trainer Henry Dominguez . . . Abel Lezcano, a 24-year-old native of Panama, will be a regular at Santa Anita, according to his agent, Nelson Arroyo. “Lezcano has been riding for five years, mainly in Kentucky and New York. I came out to Del Mar with Stuart Elliott last year but he got hurt early in the meet after winning the Best Pal Stakes for Mark Casse,” Arroyo said. “I was so impressed with the treatment I received and the racing here, I fell in love with Southern California.” . . . Jockey Matt Garcia hopes to make a comeback soon. Injured in a riding mishap at Ferndale on Aug. 18, 2013, the 45-year-old rider suffered fractures in his neck and back when he was stepped on by a horse. He is exercising horses now and “hopes to ride again if I get the opportunity. Doctors inserted a plate and six screws, but I’m in no pain. I’m going one day at a time. Getting on a horse is everything to me. It’s my life.” . . . Agent Vince DeGregory has taken the book of jockey Tiago Pereira, currently in his native Brazil, but due to return to the states Dec. 22 in time to ride opening day . . . Agent Vic Lipton will represent apprentice Brayan Pena, who has 25 wins and presently carries a seven-pound weight allowance. According to California Horse Racing Board rule 1619, Pena will ride with the “bug” until he reaches 40 victories or until October, 2016, whichever comes first . . . Trainer Dan Hendricks has multiple stakes winner Om set for the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for three-year-olds on opening day. With Gary Stevens aboard, Om worked six furlongs on the main track Wednesday in 1:14.40. “He galloped out real strong,” Hendricks said. “We’re all set.” . . . San Pasqual Stakes winner Hoppertunity worked five furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:00.40 . . . Stormy Lucy, who pulled a 65-1 upset in Del Mar’s Matriarch under Kent Desormeaux to give Ed Moger Jr. his first Grade I win in 40 years as a trainer, is ticketed for the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf Dec. 27, as is Grade I winner Warren’s Veneda, who worked six furlongs on the main track Saturday in 1:13.80 for Craig Lewis with Tyler Baze up . . . Retired turf writer and handicapper for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner & Orange County Register Jerry Antonucci will be Tom Quigley‘s seminar guest on opening day, 10:50 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens. On Sunday, 2015 NHC Tour champion Jonathan Kinchen will do the honors starting at 11:20 a.m. . . .Happiness is just a thing called “Joe.” Los Angeles Turf Club Chairman Keith Brackpool announced today that all visitors to Clockers’ Corner throughout the meet will receive their first cup of coffee free.  Decaf or regular, your choice. FOUR CHAMPS EYE RETURN DURING SANTA ANITA MEET Champions Beholder, California Chrome, Nyquist and Songbird could showcase their Eclipse Award talents at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that begins its 79th season of world-class racing on Saturday, Dec. 26 with a 12 noon first post time. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.Beholder’s next race is at least two months away. The two-time Eclipse Award championcurrently is enjoying R&R in a grass paddock at Peacefield Farm in Temecula “and she’ll be back in” to Santa Anita around Jan. 1, trainer Richard Mandella said.“It’s just life,” Mandella reasoned philosophically about the daughter of Henny Hughes,who missed the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31 due to a fever, but owns a remarkable 11 wins from 12 starts at Santa Anita.California Chrome, 2014 Horse of the Year but unraced since finishing second in the Dubai World Cup last March, has been compiling frequent flier mileage since, but is “doing great” now at his Los Alamitos headquarters.“He’s working every Saturday and getting stronger and stronger,” trainer Art Sherman said of the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit. “We have the San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 9 scheduled as his comeback race.”Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist has the Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15 ticketed for his three-year-old debut.“It all depends on how he looks and feels,” trainer Doug O’Neill said of the Uncle Mo colt owned by Reddam Racing, a slam-dunk to be named champion male two-year-old of 2015.“Right now the San Vicente is under strong consideration.”            Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, who should be a unanimous choice as champion two-year-old filly of 2015, is galloping at Santa Anita with no announced date for her first breeze back, but the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 6 is a long-range goal, according to Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward.As previously stated, Beholder has won 11 of 12 starts at Santa Anita; California Chrome three of five; Nyquist two of two; and Songbird one of one, giving the four horses a combined record of 17 victories from 20 starts at Santa Anita, an astounding 85 percent. STEPHEN/SANTIAGO: A MATCH MADE IN OVERNIGHT HEAVENOn arguably one of the most competitive circuits in the land, jockey Santiago Gonzalez remains below the radar among mainstream race goers, but not with blue chip bettors, who recognize that the 32-year-old native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, offers value on almost any horse he rides.Gonzalez was second to perennial Southern California riding king Rafael Bejarano at the recent Del Mar meet, 20-18, and currently is vying for leading rider honors at Los Alamitos.Asked if he envisioned this kind of success when he teamed up with Gonzalez a year ago, agent Craig Stephen said, “Not a chance. It all came to pass through hard work. My car was brand new with 100 miles on it when we began, and now it’s got 28,000 miles on it, so that shows how much running around we did working horses.“We’d go to Santa Anita, San Luis Rey, Los Al, back and forth. I mean, it was no holds barred. On Dec. 12, 2014, I picked him up 11:30 at night at LAX; he rode his first race Dec. 26 at Santa Anita and was second in a photo finish on a 40-1 shot named Life’s Journey for (trainer) Marsha Schwizer.“I couldn’t tell you how many thousands of horses he’s worked from then until now to get to where he’s at, and it’s due to hard work by both of us, but mostly Santiago, because he’s the one getting on the horses.”Stephen, a 52-year-old who is Boston born and raised and still has a noticeable “pack the cah” accent, trained for a dozen years before becoming an agent for the second time.“Being an agent is the easiest thing in the world,” said Stephen, whose boisterous mirth is as recognizable as his girth. “I was a jock’s agent before and another time (I was) agent for a van company. The difference between being an agent for a van company and a jockey is basically the same sell: ‘Can I move a horse for you, can I ride a horse for you?’ The check is certainly greater as a jock’s agent.“My friends have helped me out. (Trainer) Jim Cassidy was huge in making this kid successful. He was the first guy to give Santiago a shot in stakes. Eric Guillot gave us a shot in the Santa Anita Handicap on Moreno when he ran second to Shared Belief (last March 7).“The funny thing was, the day after the race, on the radio they were talking about how Santiago rode Moreno so well from the five-eighths pole to the wire to finish second. They forgot all about the winner. It was so weird. Shared Belief might be the greatest horse of all time, and they’re talking about Moreno and the ride Santiago put up.”Stephen is a race track lifer.“My dad was dragging me out to the track when I was in a carriage,” Stephen recalled. “I remember going to the Marshfield Fair. My dad (Mike), who’s 88 now, owned horses and trained horses for a stint. He always had two or three horses. My uncle, Rick Stephen, had a bunch of great horses, including Windsharp, a multiple graded stakes-winning mare trained by the late Wally Dollase.“My whole family’s been in the sport forever.”Windsharp became the first female ever to capture the San Luis Rey Stakes in 1996 when it was a Grade I race, coming from dead last on the far turn to win the mile and a half marathon by a neck under Eddie Delahoussaye.Added Cassidy: “I have a lot of confidence in Santiago when he rides a horse for me. I liked him right from the start. I watched him in the mornings and that’s when I started using him, and we’ve had a lot of success.“He’s got a good head; we don’t converse very much because his English is kind of lacking, but he knows what’s going on, and I think he’s getting better and better.” FLAVIEN PRAT RETURNS OPENING DAY AT SANTA ANITA            Flavien Prat, one of the most surprising gifts from France since the Statue of Liberty, will resume riding at Santa Anita on opening day after recovering from injuries suffered in a riding mishap at Los Alamitos on Sept. 17.“He’s nearly fully recovered, but doctors have given him the OK to ride,” said his agent, Derek Lawson. “He’s been getting on horses the last week-and-a-half and undergoing physical therapy the last two weeks.“He had seven fractures and a (right) lung that kind of blew up on him, and he spent close to two-and-a-quarter months in a body brace, but he’s completely healed and he’s ready to go; he’s chomping at the bit.”center_img BREEDERS’ CUP KING RUNHAPPY INVADES FOR MALIBU            Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Runhappy, who set a Keeneland record of 1:08.58 for six furlongs in winning that rich race on Oct. 31, worked seven furlongs under Gary Stevens Tuesday morning in 1:25.40 for the Grade I Malibu Stakes on opening day.“It was a nice, steady, pretty even kind of work,” said Stevens, who rides the son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver for the first time in the seven furlong Malibu. “He finished up good and strong, was very balanced, and I love what I felt.”Owned by James McIngvale and trained by Laura Wohlers, Runhappy has won six of seven career starts and had a palpable excuse in his lone loss and lone route race, the Grade III LeComte Stakes at a mile and 70 yards at the Fair Grounds last Jan. 15. He finished ninth by 21 ½ lengths after he was bumped hard at the break and again at the 7 ½ furlong marker.“I feel like he went well in the work,” said Wohlers, who has been at Santa Anita before, having trained at San Luis Rey Downs in 2006 and 2007.“It’s been a slow-playing track this week, and despite all the moisture on it, I think he finished up pretty good. I’m happy with the work. He’ll probably do a little something down the lane before the race.“We like to work at intervals of about every seven days, but we’ll probably do a quarter down the lane next Tuesday.” SANTA ANITA’S ‘MEET OF CHAMPIONS’ BEGINS ON DEC. 26BC SPRINT WINNER RUNHAPPY SET FOR GRADE I MALIBUPRAT RESUMES RIDING ON OPENING DAY AT SANTA ANITAHARD WORK PAYS FOR AGENT STEPHEN, JOCKEY GONZALEZPOPULAR WALL CALENDAR GIVEAWAY ON OPENING DAYFREE COFFEE TO WARM YOUR HEART AT CLOCKERS’ CORNERlast_img read more

Back to Routine: Don’t miss the Pinehill Studios Registration Day!

first_imgThe award-winning Pinehill Studios in Letterkenny will host their annual registration day on September 7th 2019.As children return to school and families get back into a routine, this day is a chance to secure a place on some of the most popular activity classes in town.There are more than 60 children, teenage and adult classes on the Timetable at Pinehill Studios – meaning there is something for everyone. But with limited class sizes, you have to book early to secure your spot.On Saturday 7th September, from 12noon to 2pm, you can visit Pinehill Studios Mountain Top to register for classes or meet with instructors/facilitators who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.Children’s Classes – Hip Hop, Irish Dancing, Ballet, Contemporary, Disco Freestyle, Lyrical, Piano, Musical theatre, Strength & Performance Training for Dancers, Rinka, Children & Teen Yoga, Arts & Crafts. Adult Classes – Piloxing, The MIX, Adult Hip Hop, Yoga, Salsa, Knockout, Men only yoga, Pregnancy yoga.What class is best?Here is a guide from Pinehill Studios when choosing an activity for your child and maybe even for yourself.What are your goals for your child going to an activity?What you want for your child will depend on his/her age and previous training, if any. This is a good time to ask your child what they’d like to get out of this. Try to take into account everyone’s dreams – dreams make everything happen! Is your child serious about being a great Hip Hop dancer? Would they love to be a popstar? Do they love to compete?  Or do they just like to play, sing, dance or be with their friends?And what about your goals for your child? Confidence, wellness, opportunities fitness, involvement in a challenging activity, social inclusion, or to gain independence. Aren’t all after school activities pretty much the same? What does it matter where I send my child?Physical activities deal with your child’s body during critical years of growth and development, artistic activities deal with their emotional development as well as social development. Poor training of physical activities can cause lasting physical damage, while with age-appropriate training; your child can grow to be strong and graceful. A facility’s emotional atmosphere can also affect your child’s self-esteem and happiness. At Pinehill Studios we want to emphasize the importance of the right Arts Educational Facility and make sure the parents receive above and beyond the value for their money. What Pinehill Studios has to offerAt Pinehill Studios we believe that children should be participants and not observers.We believe that the best way to encourage a love of movement and sport is to provide instruction that enables the successful accomplishment of small steps so that an expectation of success and enjoyment is fostered.Our mission is to train and educate students both at recreational and pre-professional levels and to provide an accessible resource for students, teachers and the wider community.  Pinehill Studios together with its instructors and facilitators offers carefully structured non-competitive programmes, providing the students with a foundation education in many Art forms which will equip students for the potential to pursue third level training.We believe that every child has talents and abilities and that it is our mission to help our students develop those talents. And we believe that Dance, Fitness & Performing Arts is the best possible way to build basic physical skills; lay a foundation for future success in athletics, academics, and the performing arts; develop self-esteem, courage, grace; and foster a belief in one’s ability to encounter and overcome adversity. Our programmes are designed to encourage an appreciation of the aesthetic and artistic qualities of movement.These beliefs have served us well for over 7 years and these same beliefs have encouraged hundreds of our current and former students to expect the best in themselves and to reach their full potential.Won’t you please join us and learn where your talents can take you!Remember the Pinehill Studios motto – Creating Opportunities, making dreams come true.Children’s classes include:Hip HopLyricalIrish DancingDisco FreestyleMusical TheatrePianoArts & CraftsBalletContemporaryRinkaChildren & Teen YogaStrength & performance training for DancersADULT Classes include:Hip HopThe Mix by PiloxingPiloxing SSPPiloxing KnockoutYoga for MEN/Pregnancy/beginners/intermediate/advancedSalsa for beginners/intermediate/advancedJiving – Country – beginners/intermediateAnd if you can find any time left, you could even hold your child’s next birthday party at Pinehill Studios with a full size bouncy castle, dance party, entertainment party, create a bear party and catering options all available in our safe and secure venue.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the facilitators at the studio.Don’t forget to visit our ANNUAL REGISTRATION DAY on September 7th from 12-2pm at Pinehill Studios, Mountain Top Letterkenny. Visit the event page on Facebook here: to Routine: Don’t miss the Pinehill Studios Registration Day! was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:activitiesClassesfitnessPinehill Studioslast_img read more

OCA weighs in on state ballot issues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) board of directors recently voted to support Issues 1 and 2, oppose Issue 3 and is encouraging OCA members, and all Ohio voters to do the same.Issue 1 would change the process by which state legislative districts are drawn. It creates a bipartisan redistricting commission to draw state legislative districts. The measure would also establish new requirements for district standards, including requirements to keep counties, municipalities and townships as intact as possible. OCA supports a Yes Vote on Issue 1.Issue 2 would prohibit language granting “a monopoly, oligopoly or cartel” in the Ohio Constitution for special interests groups. Issue 2 would require future amendments that propose monopolies or oligopolies to be posed as two questions on the same ballot — first, to suspend the monopoly rules and second, to approve the measure. OCA supports a Yes Vote on Issue 2.Issue 3 would amend Ohio’s constitution to grant a small group of private investors a monopoly for the exclusive rights to grow, manufacture and sell marijuana and marijuana-infused edible products to Ohioans. If approved by voters, Ohio would become the fifth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and the first to do so without first having a medical marijuana program. OCA opposes the creation of a monopoly in the state constitution that excludes most Ohioans and places the state in conflict with federal law. OCA supports a No Vote on Issue 3.OCA encourages voters to study the issues and to cast their votes on November 3.last_img read more

New Ohio Forages website launched

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our new Ohio Forages website has been launched, and can be found at  This is the same url as our old Ohio Forage Network site.We intend for this website to be the go-to place to find all things forage within the Ohio State University Extension system. We are still in the process of adding content but it already includes a fair amount of information and news on forage and pasture management. We will be adding to each section over time. Be sure to check out the Resources tab for some cool photos and links to some of our favorite forage-related websites. A brand new feature we plan to add over the next few months is a place to add and compile videos on key aspects of forage management.So browse around in it and let me ([email protected]) know if you have any suggestions.last_img read more

Multiple Ways of Importing Footage into Premiere Pro

first_imgI select the footage and the Rough Cut, right click and select “Send to Premiere Pro” (have Premiere Pro open before you do this).This will send what we did in Prelude to Premiere Pro. If we needed to move the Project and the Media to another system or location, we would select File > Export Project.Importing Footage from Adobe BridgeBridge is Adobe’s asset management software. Adobe Bridge let’s you organize, rate and filter media. Bridge has been around for years, where as Prelude was added in CS6. You can play your clips inside Bridge, then open it in Premiere Pro.Select the clips you want, then right-click and select “Open in Premiere Pro.” Go beyond the typical import settings. In this post we look at three additional options for getting your footage into Premiere Pro.The most common way to get footage into Premiere Pro is to import it. You do this by going to File > Import, or by double clicking in the Project.But what you may not know is there are 3 other ways to get footage into Premiere Pro.Premiere Pro Media BrowserThe Media Browser is part of Premiere Pro. If you are using the default workspace in Premiere Pro, it is beside the Project panel. The Media Browser allows you to view and play your footage on your hard drive before you import it into Premiere Pro.You can play your footage with the space bar, use the J/K/L shortcuts and Hover Scrub like you can in the Project.In my example I navigated to some footage from my Canon 5DM2.A nice feature is that the Media Browser hides files that aren’t the media, like the .THM files for my camera (if you were importing these files, you would see them).To import clips into the Project, select them and right click “Import”.If you double click on a clip in the Media Browser, it loads it into the Source Monitor, but not the Project. This allows you to play the clip before adding it to the Project.You can add clip(s) to the Project by dragging it to the Project or into a Sequence.Ingesting through Adobe PreludePrelude is Adobe’s ingest and logging software. For more in-depth info on Prelude check out the Premiumbeat articles here.Companies with multiple editors and large projects may prefer to use Adobe Prelude to ingest the media and organize it, and then hand that off to an editor. In Prelude you can create bins, organize your media, make subclips/add comments and even create a rough cut.In my example I have created a bin and a rough cut in Prelude that I now want to get into Premiere Pro.last_img read more