News UpdatesCalcutta HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Unnatural Deaths Of Elephants, Bisons Etc [Read Order] Mehal Jain4 Sep 2020 2:42 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on its own motion on Thursday took cognizance of the issue of unnatural death of Elephants, Bisons and other wild animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians etc. in North Bengal during the recent past. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Subhasis Dasgupta opined that it is time for the judiciary to have a look at matters…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on its own motion on Thursday took cognizance of the issue of unnatural death of Elephants, Bisons and other wild animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians etc. in North Bengal during the recent past. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Subhasis Dasgupta opined that it is time for the judiciary to have a look at matters touching the safety of the jungle habitat and the forests, having particular regard to the interest of the wildlife in the form of animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc. as well as the flora and fauna including the preservation of forest wealth. The Bench stated that different news reports in the print media, also through online editions, have brought to light that unnatural deaths of elephants are repeatedly happening in different parts of North Bengal. The Court asserted that while there could be reasons attributable to behaviour of animals in the jungles, the possibility of electrocution and killing for gain or game cannot be ruled out. The killing of bison and the consequential action taken by the departments concerned has also been reported by the national dailies, added the Bench. The Bench stated that for the time being, initially, they were inclined to look into the wildlife management situation in the Buxa Tiger Reserve and Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district, Gorumara National Park, Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri District. The Justices highlighted the critically important areas as primarily Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts where more than 60 per cent of the deaths of elephants is apparently attributable to electrocution. The Bench was of the view that alongside the risk to animal life in the forests when they come in conflict with the movement of trains also needs to be considered. The Court further added that railway administration’s modality of protective intrusion into the forest area also deserves to be considered. The Bench directed the Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal to place a short report on the situation as of now in the aforementioned areas as well as other areas which according to him are critically important and facing serious challenges in wildlife management within a period of two weeks. The Court has impleaded Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of West Bengal and Ors. as respondent in this matter.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Aretha Franklin is 74-years-strong. While battling recent health issues that have led her to cancel several concerts in the past, she came back to the spotlight on Thanksgiving Day for an unbelievable performance of the National Anthem at the Lions vs. Vikings game in Detroit. The Motown soul queen delivered a four minute and thirty-five second performance that showed off her vivacious talents through both the piano and her voice. With the short-lived nature of live television, this performance quite possibly marks the longest ever to date, with Alicia Keys setting a record with two minutes and six seconds back in 2013.Watch Aretha Franklin break this record in the most breathtaking way possible in the video below:
Nov 30 WHO statement on Uganda’s Ebola outbreakhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_11_30a/en/index.html The spread of the disease caused panic among some Ugandan communities, and some patients fled isolation units in favor of traditional remedies, The Lancet reported. Melville George, a WHO representative in Uganda, said the presentation of the new Ebola strain was atypical, according to a news report in the Dec 22 issue of The Lancet. “The initial symptoms are very similar to malaria,” he told the journal. Dec 7 WHO statement on Uganda’s Ebola outbreakhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_07/en/index.html Ecological studies of the new Ebola species are being planned, according to the WHO. Dec 6 CIDRAP News story “Suspected cases rise as new Ebola strain stalks Uganda” “The biggest challenge is the management of fear and rumors,” Okware told the journal. A Dec 24 statement from Uganda’s health ministry said the Ebola outbreak has killed 36 of 135 patients who were infected with the virus, reported Xinhua, China’s state news agency, yesterday. According to the WHO’s most recent report on the outbreak, dated Dec 7, the outbreak killed four healthcare workers and the new Ebola virus subtype has been confirmed in nine of the patients. Experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been helping the Uganda Virus Research Institute diagnose and analyze samples, the WHO report said. Dec 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) A health official in Uganda said yesterday that the Ebola outbreak in the western part of the country is receding, though it’s too soon to say the disease has been contained, according to media reports. The outbreak, which was focused in five subcounties in Bundibugyo district, involved a new subtype of the virus, according to previous reports from the World Health Organization (WHO). Previously, only four Ebola subtypes had been identified: Zaire, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, and Reston. See also: Isolation wards were established at hospitals in Kikyo and Bundibugyo, where staff members have received additional training in appropriate triage and infection control measures as well as peer and social support, the WHO reported. Field agencies, including UNICEF, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and the WHO are in the area to assist with logistics and provide medications and personal protective equipment. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been conducting intensive communications activities, such as radio broadcasts and mobile film vans, to reach at-risk communities, the WHO report said. Sam Okware, chairman of the National Task force for Ebola, said there have been no deaths over the past 4 days and that only one patient remains in an isolation ward, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report yesterday. He said health authorities in the affected areas will wait until Jan 12 to determine if the Ebola outbreak has been contained. Unusual symptoms of the new strain may have delayed confirmation of the outbreak, The Lancet reported. Doctors said lack of external bleeding in early cases didn’t suggest the presence of Ebola illness. Back in August, Uganda’s health ministry originally attributed deaths of 15 family members to anthrax, and Tom Ksiazek, head of CDC’s special pathogens branch told The Lancet that because of delays, samples weren’t sent to the CDC for testing until Nov 26. Though the CDC confirmed the positive samples 3 days later, the virus may have already been circulating for months, the report said.
First Published: 22nd August, 2020 09:08 IST COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 09:08 IST CM Patnaik & Union Minister Pradhan Congratulate Dutee Chand For Arjuna Award Recommendation Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday congratulated sprinter Dutee Chand on being recommended to be honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award, saying that the state is proud of her achievement WATCH US LIVE Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday congratulated sprinter Dutee Chand on being recommended to be honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award, saying that the state is proud of her achievement.Patnaik took to twitter to wish the ace sprinter, who hails from Odisha.”Congratulate ace sprinter from #Odisha, Dutee Chand on being recommended to receive prestigious Arjuna Award.Odisha is proud of your achievement,” the chief minister tweeted.Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated Chand and said her achievement will act as a source of inspiration for the youngsters.”Dutee Chands success at the national and international level has made Odisha proud,” Pradhan said in a message.Among others, BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda also congratulated Dutee Chand and wished her success.”Great moment for #Odisha! @PandaJay congratulates and conveys his best wishes to ace sprinter @Dutee Chand on being nominated to get the prestigious #ArjunaAwrd. Wish you all the success,” Pandas office tweeted.Dutee Chand is among the 27 sportspersons to be conferred with the prestigious sporting honour.Dutee Chand, who hails from Odisha, is the current national champion in the women’s 100-metre event. She had also qualified for the women’s 100-metre event at the Summer Olympic Games.The Award is given by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognize outstanding achievement in sports.Image credits: PTI
Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House after one of his aides was diagnosed with coronavirus on Friday, according to three people familiar with the situation.The vice president was absent from a meeting on Saturday with President Trump and top military officials.Pence, who has tested negative for COVID-19 several times, including on Sunday, is staying home out of caution, said the sources, who asked not to be identified.This is a developing story.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers saved its best for last, but that still was not enough to stop the Rossland Royals as the Golden City squad posted a 3-0 shutout in the West Kootenay High School Girl’s Fieldhockey Championship Thursday at the Pass Creek Field in Castlegar.The Royals now advance to the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships November 3-5 in Burnaby.“I was going to register this team as juniors and ask the Grade 11 girls to wait a year to play,” explained Bomber coach Val Gibson. “(But) these players gave all their energy in every game and developed some real team chemistry along the way. They have proved themselves to me and more importantly to themselves, as athletes and as wonderful people.”The Royals scored all the goals the winners would need just over a minute into the contest.However, as much as Rossland pressed in the contest, LVR goalie Shelby Turk was more than equal to the task with numerous amazing saves.“(Shelby) challenged every shooter and was outstanding in cutting down the angles,” said Gibson.Rossland added a pair of insurance goals, the last marker coming with time running out.LVR saw players go down like soldiers on the battlefield as bumps and bruises finally caught up.Morag Paterson was the first to go before the game started as the LVR Grade 11 star injured a finger during the semi final. Jade Jeffers was the next to suffer injury. Jeffers, playing the game with a broken finger, had to leave the field when she was struck on the same hand.Tessa Vanderholt was then hit in the face with the ball forcing the tenacious defender to leave the game bleeding profusely.To combat the injuries, Gibson received some outstanding play from co-captains Mykayla Commandeur and Sydney Zondervan along with Grade 11’s Paige Mansveld and Ameeta Bhabra.LVR advanced to the final by stopping Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar 2-1.Micaela Witton and Allie Chown scored for the winners. Chown’s marker came off a wonderful cross through the circle form Zondervan and [email protected]
The team started at the north side of the Nelson Bridge before ending at the parking lot of the Nelson and District Community Complex where the final relay participant Ed Natyshak took the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay medal home. Natyshak, the unanimous selection by the Nelson Sports Council as Nelson’s honourable medal bearer for the 25th Anniversary Relay, was joined the rest of the Heritage City runners for Thursday’s relay.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports were quick to also jump on the bandwagon by naming the local contingent Team of the Week.The Nelson contingent includes (in no specific order) Kevin Westerhaug, Teresa Segstro, Elin Mahon, Jeremy McComb, Bruce Morrison, Lois Morrison, Sheri Morrison, Melinda Foot, Katie Okros, Judy Betts, Norma Lock, Sharie Cates, Mika Taiji, James Hudec, Ryan Woikin, Kristi Wood and Ed Natyshak.(Not pictured) running Sunday are Keith Williams, Kendall McPherson, Tara Yowek, Katelyn Posnikoff, Lorne Westnedge, Allison Schlosser and Janet Scott-Pryke.Balfour runners were Sharon Zeeman, Bev Clement, Jimmy Holland, Pearl Velisek, Anne Tellam, Vickie Brown, Charlie Zinkan, Jonathon Devito, Sylvia Hamilton, Joe Hawes and Josh Smienk.
“The Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference is a high calibre college league that’s been going strong for over 50 years, so we’re looking at these games as an important challenge for our group above and beyond our typical preseason preparations.”Selkirk hosts Huskies on Friday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena at 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. The Huskies finished seventh in the nine-team ACAC as an expansion team last season, posting a record of 7-17-1-3 and just barely missing out on postseason action.The squad features a number of B.C.-born players, including former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Ryan Sookro and BCHL veterans Brody Lynott (Alberni Valley Bulldogs), Luke Hannas (Prince George Spruce Kings) and Steve Axford (Powell River Kings). “We’re looking forward to seeing the style and intensity of play in the BCIHL,” Keyano head coach Paul Strand said.”Many of our players are from B.C. and are looking forward to playing games in front of friends and family. These games will be a good test and hopefully will provide a memorable experience for the college and the players. It’s trips like these I remember most from my college days.” The upcoming weekend set against Keyano marks the first of five match-ups for the Saints against ACAC opposition.Selkirk travels to Edmonton to face Concordia University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Grant McEwan University on the weekend of September 20-22.The Saints will then return home for a pair of games against league rivals Trinity Western University on September 27/28 before the regular season begins on Friday, October 4 at home to Eastern Washington. General admission tickets for both games this weekend will be available at the door for $5. The Selkirk College Saints dominated the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League last season.Now the men’s Hockey program get a chance to test the waters from across the BC/Alberta border when Selkirk plays its first-ever games against Alberta college league competition this weekend in Nelson and Castlegar.Alberta- based Keyano College of Fort McMurray visits the West Kootenays for a pair of exhibition contests. “We’re expecting Keyano College to be a very tough and talented opponent,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.
Jamie Theriot2231214%27%$119,010 LONG HOT SUMMER PREPS FOR CAL DISTAFF HANDICAPLong Hot Summer, a specialist on Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs, returns to that venue next Saturday in the $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, one of the popular Golden State Series races for California-bred or sired fillies and mares.“Joe (Talamo) breezed her Sunday morning, (four furlongs in 48.40) and he’ll ride her in the race,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains the four-year-old Street Boss filly for owners Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino.“She loves the hill and she’s coming into her own. We’ve found she’s better on one turn and she’ll be ready to go.”Added Talamo, who has ridden Long Hot Summer in all of her 12 races, winning five: “She worked good, and going short on the turf, whether it’s five furlongs at Del Mar or 6 ½ here, is an ideal distance for her. She likes to lay back a little bit, loves a target in front of her and she should run well. She’s doing well.”Long Hot Summer has two wins and a second on the hillside course in three starts. Fernando Perez2240318%32%$98,340 “I hit the first race and then blanked on the next five,” Beychok explained. “After I hit Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup, I was in the top 20 since favorites kept winning. I texted [my brother] Ben, ‘never say never.’ ” Note–Santa Anita’s two-day Autumn Handicapping Championship, conducted this past Saturday and Sunday, attracted 79 entrants who competed for just over $130,000 in prize money, including three Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge entries and five National Handicapping Championship entries. Christian Hellmers is now one of three Santa Anita contest winners eligible for a $1 million bonus if they were to win the BCBC. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS There was also online qualifying action on DRF Tournaments this weekend. Hellmers’s “Horseplayers” castmate Michael Beychok was one of four players to win a BCBC seat on Saturday in a BCQualify contest. His win echoed a theme appropriate to Hellmers’s win as well: In a contest, you’re never out of until you’re out of it. IT’S ALL DOWNHILL NOW FOR LONG HOT SUMMERELLIOTT FINDS A NICHE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAARROYO JR. ON TOP OF SANTA ANITA STANDINGSSONGBIRD, MASOCHISTIC TO WORK ON THURSDAYHELLMERS TAKES AUTUMN HANDICAPPING CROWN Joseph Talamo2243018%32%$179,935 Mike Smith1332123%46%$180,525 Victor Espinoza1842122%39%$622,495 Rounding out the top five were Roger McDow ($10,570 bankroll, $5,000 in prizes, NHC seat) and Steve Jaffe ($6,504.50, NHC seat). Jaffe also received a bonus for handling the most money of any player in the contest with a total of $14,224 wagered. Bob Baffert1636219%69%$637,215 FINISH LINES: Ron Ellis reports that TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint favorite Masochistic is “right on schedule” for the $1.5 million race at six furlongs on Nov. 5. “Everything’s perfect,” the trainer said. “He worked (one) 12 and three the other day and he’ll work again on Thursday.” Ellis put to bed earlier reports, saying Masochistic is not a candidate for the Dirt Mile . . . Also scheduled to breeze Thursday is unbeaten champion Songbird, favored against Beholder and Stellar Wind in perhaps the most anticipated Breeders’ Cup race of them all, the $2 million Longines Distaff on Nov. 4 . . . FrontRunner winner Gormley (Juvenile) worked four furlongs Monday for John Shirreffs in 49.60, while Argentinean import Corona Del Inca, (Distaff), worked the same distance in 47.20 for trainer Guillermo Frenkel, and Grade I Shoemaker Mile winner Midnight Storm (Mile) went six furlongs for Phil D’Amato in a bullet 1:13.40. Corona Del Inca earned a fees paid berth to the Distaff by winning the Group 1 Gran Premio Criadores in her native country last May . . . Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist galloped this morning and “looked great,” said Doug O’Neill, preparing the son of Uncle Mo for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, less than a month away on Nov. 5 . . . Kent Desormeaux, who rode Photo Call to a 29-1 upset of odds-on favorite and winner of eight straight races Tepin in Saturday’s Grade I First Lady at Keeneland, returns to the Kentucky track this Saturday to ride Mokat for Richard Baltas in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup presented by Lane’s End . . . Martin Garcia will be at Keeneland on Saturday, Oct. 22, to ride Bellamentary for D’Amato in the Grade II Lexus Raven Run for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs . . . Santa Anita hosts the undisputed party champion, Michelada Rumble 3, this Saturday, featuring live music by Sweet & Tender Hooligans, food trucks and a car exhibition for only $15. A $40 VIP ticket includes two drinks and much more (must be over 21 to attend) . . . On Sunday, Oct. 16, Santa Anita hosts the popular Road Kings of Burbank Car Show, free in its spacious Infield . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but will be open for simulcast racing on Thursday. Live racing resumes Friday at 1 p.m. Saturday’s overall winner was John Kolodzej ($134.30), who collected in seven races overall. His biggest winner was Photo Call, a cap horse at $52.60, in the First Lady at Keeneland. Vaughn Blair ($109.20) finished second, also with help from Photo Call. Fourth-place finisher John Nichols took a route similar to Beychok, running the table in the last three races. Hellmers, well known from his starring role on the “Horseplayers” TV show, is now eligible for a $1 million bonus should he win the BCBC. Twice before Hellmers has run second at racing’s most prestigious live-bankroll contest. HELLMERS ADDS TO LAURELS IN MAJOR CONTEST PREP By Peter Thomas Fortnale, Daily Racing Form Also on Sunday, Cheryl McIntyre continued her amazing 2016 in an NHCQualify event. She ran second with $86.70, securing her second NHC seat for 2017 to go with the four BCBC seats she’s already won. She will have to transfer two of them. She cashed in an impressive nine of the 12 races. “I’m just playing the same way I have all year,” she said of the effort. Philip D’Amato2530512%32%$292,575 Rafael Bejarano44715516%61%$706,170 NEW FACE ARROYO LEADS SANTA ANITA JOCKEYSDon’t look now, but Norberto Arroyo Jr. is the leading jockey at Santa Anita.Who?Norberto Arroyo Jr., a 38-year-old native of Puerto Rico who had nine wins through eight days of the 23-day Autumn Meet to lead Flavien Prat by one and Rafael Bejarano and Kent Desormeaux by two.“We’ve been working hard and knew that it would come eventually,” said his agent and brother, Nelson. “Our goal isn’t necessarily to be leading jockey, because I’m just getting my calls and Norberto is doing the rest.“He’s been riding in the United States his whole career, since 2001. He had ridden in Southern California before, in 2006, and did OK, then came back five days before the recent Del Mar meet.” (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 9) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Carla Gaines821125%50%$122,790 Flavien Prat4085720%50%$813,280 The overall winner was Howard Schwartz ($87.50). He collected in six of the first seven races, but still needed Ward ‘n Jerry to secure his NHC spot. He closed out in style with three nice prices in a row to get his total to $104.50: Dot Matrix ($36.70 win-place), Guest Suite ($21.60), and Exemplar ($21.20). This is a crazy, busy time of year for Beychok, who works on political campaigns, so he’ll have to skip attending the Breeders’ Cup live but will take advantage of the brand new opportunity to play from home. Peter Miller2483333%58%$229,430 Mark Glatt1335323%85%$139,568 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Gary Stevens1733418%59%$378,520 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3393427%48%$363,520 One of the best resumes in the history of handicapping contest play just got a little better. Christian Hellmers won the Santa Anita Autumn Championship this weekend. For his efforts, he keeps his $19,350 bankroll plus $40,000 in cash and seats to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and National Handicapping Championship. Heading into the second-to-last race on Sunday night, Hellmers had $500 left on his starting bankroll of $3,000. He took that money and played a straight double: Gloryzapper to Mr. Roary. When Gloryzapper dueled and prevailed in the L.A. Woman Stakes, he was drawing live for over $19,000 and the win. Mr. Roary went up by two lengths in the stretch and managed to hold on for a neck victory for his connections – and for Hellmers. Tyler Baze3442612%35%$174,210 Doug O’Neill4057613%45%$237,168 The second-place finisher was Donna Mariani. Mariani held the lead in the two-day event after Saturday, for which she won a $4,500 entry into Santa Anita’s March contest. She played conservatively on Sunday, not wanting to bet herself out of position. She ended up with $13,745 in bankroll, $15,000 in cash, plus NHC and BCBC seats. Also winning both major seats was third-place finisher Linda Rodriguez, who also collected $7,500 in addition to her $12,530.40 bank. ELLIOTT MAKES HIS MARK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAStewart Elliott won his first race of the meet yesterday when he guided Ward ‘n Jerry to a neck victory for trainer Mike Puype at nearly 8-1 in the sixth race. It ended a string of 21 straight losses for the 51-year-old journeyman.For good measure, Elliott came back two races later and won the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes by a half-length on Gloryzapper ($11.20) for Phil D’Amato.Stewart Elliott has seen tougher times.The Toronto native has been the proverbial “overnight sensation” since arriving full time in Southern California early this year, although he’s been a major presence nationally since 2004, when he nearly won the Triple Crown aboard Smarty Jones.Elliott became the first rider in 25 years to capture the Kentucky Derby in his first appearance in 2004, then won the Preakness, but was second in the Belmont Stakes. Elliott rode the champion colt in all eight of his career races.The son of a jockey and show horse rider, Elliott won three consecutive riding titles at Philadelphia Park. Career victory 3,000 came in May of 2003, and 4,000 in 2009. Represented by agent Mark North, Elliott won the recent Los Alamitos riding title with 12 victories.“I got fed up riding at Philadelphia in the winter,” Elliott said. “The bad weather and the resulting track conditions made it very tough to endure. This was in the spring of 2014.“I went to Keeneland from there, rode a lot of Mark Casse’s horses and had a really good meet, finishing second to Julien Leparoux. Mark later went to Del Mar and so did I, and it was there that I started working horses for Bob Baffert. The first horse I rode there was for Barry Abrams and it won, paying around $50. Then I won a stake for Casse. I was there three weeks when I was kicked by a horse and suffered rib injuries.“I was in the hospital getting X-rays when my wife (Lilibeth) called and said we sold the farm in New Jersey. So I said, ‘I’m out of here,’ and we moved to Kentucky. I did all the moving myself, U-Hauls, everything, like I needed to be lifting boxes with my ribs“I started riding the fall meet at Keeneland, and my ribs were killing me. I wasn’t comfortable, but I rode the whole meet. It was a short meet, but I said, ‘The heck with this.’ My ribs couldn’t heal because I was riding and banging them. I took almost a year off before coming to California the beginning of this year.“Baffert remembered me from before, so I checked in with him. The first horse he put me on was at the Los Al spring meet and it won.”Fast forward to September 2016 when Elliott showed he still has the qualities to be a success on a major circuit, winning the favor of Baffert, for whom he has been riding with significant success.“He’s a really good horseman and gets along with horses really well,” said Baffert, himself a former jockey. “He’s very good at getting my young horses ready and he’s really good out of the gate, probably one of the best gate jockeys.“Horses just fly out of there for him and that’s very important with young horses. He’s consistent day in, day out. It doesn’t matter if he’s on a 1-2 favorite or a 10-1 shot, he’s just the same. He’s pretty calm and cool.“He’s a nice person, a gentleman, and really easy to work with. He never seems to get upset. He’s quiet and keeps to himself, but when he gets on a horse, he knows what I expect and gets a lot of run out of them.”High praise indeed from America’s most recognizable horseman. James Riley was an unlucky fifth by 40 cents in Saturday’s BCQ contest, but made up for that on Sunday with a win and a seat to the Gulfstream Conquer the Crown event. Riley finished with $74.90. In the anchor leg, Santa Anita’s sixth, Ward ‘n Jerry got him home, returning $27 win-place combined. Richard Baltas2335213%43%$240,200 In addition to the two BCBC seconds, Hellmers also owns a Horse Player World Series win, showing he’s a major threat outside of his preferred live-bank format as well. The man they call “the Guru” will surely be one of the key players to watch in four weeks, right back at Santa Anita once again. Kent Desormeaux2673327%50%$240,930 Mike Puype1030030%30%$86,565 Jerry Hollendorfer1922211%32%$126,045 Peter Eurton1030030%30%$197,044
Here is a list of events taking place in Fort St. John this weekend Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 Oilmen’s Trapshoot– Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 – Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 10.00 AM Drag Racing: Fountain Tire Bracket NationalsAirport Drag Strip Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 06.00 PM Miss Quincy and the Ramblers in ConcertWhole Wheat & Honey Cafe Music Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 10.00 AM – 04.00 PM Garden Tour– Community Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 Project Build-a-Fort Charity Golf TournamentLakepoint Golf and Country Club Fundraiser Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 09.00 AM Paddle for the PeaceBear Flats Celebration – Advertisement –