Survivalist preppers: wise or wacko? Preppers are modern survivalists preparing for natural disasters and potential doomsday scenarios.WISEEmergency preparedness, or “prepping,” isn’t about a bunch of nuts crawling around in the woods, preparing to fight off the starving hordes in some grim, post-9/11, apocalyptic fantasy. But in today’s world of terrorist acts, super storms, climate change, and an aging overloaded electric power grid, there is an ever-growing likelihood that most of us will experience significant disruptions in the flow of electricity and goods at some point in our lives.In fact, these global trends are converging to form the perfect storm—a storm of such magnitude that it will dwarf anything that mankind has ever seen. If we are unsuccessful in our attempts to calm this storm, without a doubt it will destroy life as we know it on planet earth. Stocking up on extra supplies, learning new skills, and making a few emergency contingency plans is cheap insurance for peace of mind in turbulent times.To do nothing is to behave like ostriches with our heads in the sand, blindly believing that “everything will be okay,” as our world inexorably drifts towards the next naturally recurring, 100 percent inevitable, super solar storm and resultant extreme geothermic disturbance. It will end the industrialized world as we know it, incurring almost incalculable suffering, death, and environmental destruction on a scale not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.Start by putting together a 72-hour emergency survival kit for yourself and family. This provides the basics of food, water, shelter, clothing, first aid, and medicines should the need arise to evacuate. After the 72-hour kit, build your stores of canned and dry foods and your skill set. Some folks find that joining a local prepping group makes it easier to share knowledge and inspiration with like-minded people.No one knows for sure how big an event will be. I call myself The Optimistic Doomer, because I believe we have a chance of averting global collapse, but current trends are headed for a definite large-scale collapse. Preparedness goes a long way towards making a bad situation a lot less punishing, and could make the difference between life and death, or extreme suffering and relative ease. Surviving catastrophe takes preparation, skill, luck, and planning to be in the right place at the right time.Matthew Stein is author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival.WACKO Be prepared. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. It’s always a good idea to be ready for the unexpected, especially in these turbulent and tumultuous times. Preppers and other survivalists are to be commended for encouraging people to learn basic skills that every American used to have: being able to grow your own food, can and store it, and find water and shelter. They should have familiarity with the plants and animals in their bioregion. These are skills useful not only for disasters, but also for backpacking trips and everyday walks in the woods.However, preppers who form militias and focus on guns and self-defense take things too far. These are also valuable skills, but often the tactics they use end up frightening and dividing people rather than bringing them together.The best way to prepare for an uncertain future is to work toward averting disaster in the first place. We need to be building community, not creating suburban compounds and underground shelters loaded with weapons. We need to be lobbying for diplomacy and peaceful resolutions to conflict. We need to be providing leadership in disarming the world of its nuclear weapons. If we want to discourage other countries from creating a nuclear arsenal, we have to lead by example.Nuclear catastrophe is probably the greatest threat to our collective future. Unlike a meteor strike or a cataclysmic volcano eruption, it is a disaster that we can do something about. But it requires a united, collective America working together, not hiding out in bunkers waiting to shoot their hungry neighbors.Economic collapse could also be catastrophic—and it is also a tragedy that can be averted through collective action. Citizens demanding economic reform, fiscal responsibility, and strict regulation and punishment could ensure a safe, secure economic future for all, not just for the elite few.While preppers have the right idea, it is not enough to hole up in a hideout and wait for the apocalypse. We can prevent it from happening if we work together, beginning with our neighborhoods and communities. Strong communities and an active, engaged citizenry can help us survive disasters, but more importantly, it can help us avert them.Jeff Webb is a homesteader, hiker, and mountain man whose family has lived in Appalachia for five generations.what do you think?Join the survivalist debate at blueridgeoutdoors.com
The bodies of three professional climbers were found yesterday after they went missing in an avalanche in Canada’s Banff National Park. David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjorg Auer were reported missing last Wednesday. Park officials searched for them by air and discovered “multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment.” The men were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak, an extremely difficult climb. All three men were accomplished climbers represented by the outdoor brand North Face. Renowned climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff National Park Many communities celebrate Earth Week from April 22- April 26; hosting educational seminars, trash pickups and other events celebrating environmental protection. The events are too numerous to name here, so check in with your community to find local events or organize an impromptu Earth Day event of your own. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have decided that the eastern hellbender, the largest aquatic salamander in North America, will not be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The agency says that the news is positive and that most species of the hellbender are not in threat of extinction, including hellbenders found in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The agency has proposed that the eastern hellbender population in Missouri be listed as an endangered distinct population segment. Today is Earth Day. How will you celebrate? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denies eastern hellbenders protection under the Endangered Species Act Today is Earth Day, an annual day of support and advocacy for our planet. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in. Senator Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. More than 170 countries celebrate Earth Day across the globe and monumental environmental legislation has been passed on Earth Day, including the 2016 Paris Agreement, a landmark greenhouse gas emissions mitigation agreement that has been signed by 195 countries. In June 2017, Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement. Advocates for the hellbender say that the ruling does not go far enough to protect the fragile species. Hellbenders are sensitive to declining water quality and are considered a “bioindicator” of overall habitat health. Once common in mountain waters, the species has been in sharp decline because of poor water quality and overall habitat degradation. In North Carolina, they are listed as a species of special concern on the state’s endangered species list.
It may seem smart to focus on yourself at work to get a raise or a promotion or just plain recognition, but one of your best chances at getting ahead could be by helping the people around you to succeed instead.There is a great book that describes how taking a more selfless approach can end up benefiting the “giver” many times over. In Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Adam Grant describes three personality types:• Givers: Give without expecting anything in return.• Matchers: Give but expect something in return.• Takers: Do exactly what their name suggests.Guess who are the good guys? The Givers. Guess who are the success stories? Yup, the Givers! And the Takers are not just the bad guys, but as the book explains, in this hyper-connected world they end up losing as they will be revealed for what they are, “users.” continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 10, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016 The Blog, Videos, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf took the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years by signing a bipartisan, compromise liquor modernization bill. Governor Wolf’s goal has always been to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package will finally bring Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century. This bill will allow grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine, will permit restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out, and removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays.Additionally, a new jobs announcement brought welcome news to the commonwealth. Over the past four years, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has worked with Royal Dutch Shell to finalize plans to construct an ethane cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania, and this Monday, Governor Wolf was notified that Shell has taken the final step to move ahead with this game-changing plant and create thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.In Bethlehem and Scranton, the governor also continued to hold bipartisan roundtables to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration and these roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Governor Wolf also continued to discuss the fair funding formula he signed into law last week. Prior to the signing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states in the nation without a fair funding formula. Having a formula in place will assure school districts that new funding will be distributed equitably and investments in education will no longer be determined by the influence of one legislator over another.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 5 – June 11, 2016Tuesday, 5/7/16Governor Wolf Announces Shell Cracker Plant Coming to PennsylvaniaGovernor Tom Wolf Statement on Passage of Liquor Reform BillGovernor Wolf Statement Supporting Continuing Medical Education For PrescribersGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s ResidenceWednesday 5/8/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Prevent Further Spread of Substance AbuseGovernor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault, Sign “It’s On Us” PledgeGovernor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform BillThursday, 6/9/16BLOG: Governor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault (VIDEO)Governor Wolf Nominates Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli to be Pennsylvania’s Adjutant GeneralFriday, 6/10/16In Bethlehem and Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The Blog:BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Fight Against Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (Round-up)BLOG: How Is Gov. Wolf Fighting Back Against the Heroin Crisis in the next Budget?BLOG: Basic Education Fair Funding Formula Signed into Law (Round-up)BLOG: Shell Cracker Plant a “Game-Changer” for Pennsylvania’s EconomyBLOG: Governor Wolf Announces Finalized Plan for Royal Dutch Shell Plant in Western PA (Round-up)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up)BLOG: Fighting Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (VIDEO)BLOG: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright to Spread Awareness of “It’s On Us” Campaign Against Sexual Assault (Round-up) By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
Jasmine Watson usually knows what freshman pitcher Sydney O’Hara wants to throw. O’Hara rarely shakes off the senior catcher, and being on the same page gives her an added sense of comfort on the mound.But this wasn’t the case for the entire season.“Right now for rhythm of the game, and confidence-wise, I think it was just a good move for us, for the team,” Syracuse head coach Leigh Ross said.Until April 2, Watson — who was named the ACC player of the week on Monday — started every game at first base as freshman Nicole Lundstrom handled catching duties. Throughout April, though, Ross has consistently flip-flopped the two defensively, providing the Orange (24-24, 12-12 Atlantic Coast) with a boost in leadership from behind the plate.“I try to keep them up even if they get a home run hit off of them or if they’re getting hit or having a rough day,” Watson said. “I just try and keep them up and make sure they come after the next pitch, next batter.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWatson’s advantage in experience justified the midseason switch, Ross said, especially considering SU’s pitching staff consists of two freshmen and a sophomore.When Watson jogs out to the circle she typically says the right thing to calm the young pitchers.“Obviously I’m going to listen to Jaz,” O’Hara said. “She’s been on the team for four years now, so she knows what she’s talking about.”O’Hara described both Watson and Lundstrom as “great” catchers, but Watson brings extra leadership to the field.In the final 14 games of the regular season, Watson played catcher for nine full games and for at least a portion of 13.The move also allows Lundstrom to get a rest from one of the most demanding positions on the field, after starting the first 28 games of the season behind the dish.Since then, Lundstrom has still started in each of SU’s 20 games, including nine at first base, six as the designated player and five at catcher. Ross said Lundstrom plays first base well, too.Though Watson has received the bulk of playing time at catcher recently, Ross said she hasn’t committed to one or the other for the ACC tournament, which starts May 8. She described the catching competition as “day-to-day.”Watson spent most of her Syracuse career playing first base. In the previous two seasons, she played catcher for a full game once in five appearances at the position. She also played the position growing up through high school.“I think my role is the same as it was at first,” Watson said. “Just being really vocal and making sure that I keep the team up, so it becomes a domino effect and everyone is picking each other up.” Comments Published on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+
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LONG BRANCH – In recognition of a significant gift from Ann and Thomas Unterberg to the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center will be named The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.Active philanthropists, the Unterbergs, residents of Rumson, New York City and Turks and Caicos, have been longtime supporters of Monmouth Medical Center. Ann currently serves as chair of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and is the vice chair of Monmouth Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Thomas is a past member Monmouth Medical Center’s Board of Trustees.The family’s long history of philanthropic support to Monmouth Medical Center includes previous naming opportunities – the Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Room, the Unterberg Learning Center and the Unterberg mammography suites in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.Ann and Thomas’ involvement with Monmouth Medical Center continues the legacy of generations of Unterberg family members who have supported the hospital, including Thomas’ parents, Clarence and Marjorie Unterberg. Marjorie Unterberg served as president of the School of Nursing at Monmouth Medical Center, where she established the Center for Nursing Excellence. She was also a former vice president of the Board of Governors at Monmouth Medical Center.“The Unterbergs generosity to Monmouth Medical Center will have a far-reaching impact in our community, benefiting our youngest patients and their families,” said Dr. Frank J. Vozos, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “The board of directors, the board of trustees of the foundation, the hospital administration, the medical staff and all employees of Monmouth Medical Center express our deepest gratitude to the entire Unterberg family for their continued dedication to Monmouth Medical Center.”“The Unterbergs’ transformational gift to The Children’s Hospital will create an even more comforting environment to match our high-quality clinical care,” said Dr. Meg Fisher, chair of pediatrics at Monmouth and medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital. “This gift will help us to continue providing exceptional pediatric care throughout the community.”“Ann and Thomas Unterberg are devoted to providing support to Monmouth Medical Center,” said Tara F. Kelly, vice president, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation. “Their continued support and commitment to the hospital and Foundation ensure that Monmouth can provide necessary care to our patients and community.”The Unterbergs’ gift will support the pediatric care provided by The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and allow for facility renovations, the refurbishing of patient areas to provide patients and their families with a more comfortable environment and the expansion of the pediatric intensive care unit, which serves hundreds of children each year.Ann has dedicated herself to philanthropy and nonprofit work for the past 25 years. In addition to her positions with Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, she serves as a trustee of the Two River Theater Company. In New York City, she is chair of Lincoln Center Education, as well as a trustee of both Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the International Women’s Health Coalition. She is on the Distribution Committee of the New York Community Trust, a $2.2 billion trust benefiting New York City’s nonprofits. Ann has served on numerous boards in New York and New Jersey, including The Wildlife Conservation Society, Grand Street Settlement, Planned Parenthood of NYC, Monmouth University, VNA of Central Jersey and the Garden State Performing Arts Center.Prior to her work in philanthropy, Ann worked at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, a full-service investment banking firm. She is an honors graduate of Boston University.Thomas is a senior advisor at Diker Management, LLC in New York City and serves as chairman of the Investment Committee of Unterberg Technology Partners, a long-only securities fund. He has had distinguished career in investment banking, beginning in 1956, and is known worldwide as a pioneer in technology investment banking and an expert in emerging growth companies. Thomas has led more 200 initial public offerings, including the IPOs of Intel, Compaq Computers, Lotus, Tandem Computers, Cray Computer, Seagate Technologies, Conner Peripherals, Lin Broadcasting, Thermo Electron and AES Corporation. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the Israeli high-technology industry as investment banker of numerous IPOs and as a venture investor while serving as a director of Tamar Ventures. As a banker and advisor, Thomas has served on more than 30 corporate boards.Thomas has served as a trustee of many nonprofits, most notably Grand Street Settlement, where he recently retired as chairman after 40 years. He has served as a member of the Princeton University Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of the Two River Theater Company. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.To learn more about ways to support Monmouth Medical Center, call Kelly at 732-923-6886 or visit www.monmouthfoundation.org.
Philip D’Amato33116433%64%$543,810 John Sadler2660323%35%$322,305 CHAMPIONS SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND HAVE GOOD WORKS Champions Songbird and Stellar Wind each worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday morning for upcoming stakes engagements at The Great Race Place.Unbeaten and untested Songbird, champion two-year-old filly of 2015, worked four furlongs in 46.40, breezing, in preparation for the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks for three-year-old fillies at a mile and a sixteenth on June 18.“She did it easy,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter. “She’s doing fine. If she comes out of it good and everything’s OK, she’ll continue on.”Songbird galloped out five furlongs in 59.20.Stellar Wind, Eclipse Award winner as last year’s outstanding three-year-old filly, went six furlongs in company under regular rider Victor Espinoza for John Sadler in 1:13.60, while stablemate Too Fast to Pass was clocked in 1:14.40.“Too Fast to Pass was a length in front of me,” Espinoza said. “This is the second time I worked Stellar Wind since she’s come back. She looks great and she galloped out strong (seven furlongs in 1:26.40). So far, so good.” Santiago Gonzalez5489815%46%$407,375 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Puype2552220%36%$180,080 Tyler Baze5911101319%58%$495,125 (Current Through Saturday, May 21) Richard Baltas2134214%43%$145,298 Martin Pedroza3253416%38%$182,980 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINISH LINES: Congratulations to 31-year-old Giuseppe Ercegovic on winning his first race ever at Santa Anita Saturday aboard Pioneerof the West, trained by Vladimir Cerin, who had two wins on the day. “He looked like Shoemaker,” Cerin said. A native of Rome, Italy, Ercegovic (pronounced ERCH-eh-go-vich) has ridden 900 winners in his 13 year career. He is represented by agent Dudley Osborne . . . With two more wins Saturday, Phil D’Amato opened an 11-6 lead over runners-up Jerry Hollendorfer and John Sadler in the race for leading trainer. Just call Santa Anita “D’Amato Downs” . . . Si Sage is expected to make his second start for trainer Jim Cassidy after 13 races in the U.S. for Darrell Vienna when the six-year-old French-bred horse runs in next Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Mike Smith has the mount. Others expected for the Whittingham include Bal a Bali (Flavien Prat), Quick Casablanca (Tyler Baze) and Royal Albert Hall (Rafael Bejarano) . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Masochistic worked three furlongs in 34.80 for Ron Ellis, who has the Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby at Del Mar July 31 as a long-range goal . . . Laz Barrera winner I Will Score worked four furlongs for Hollendorfer with Martin Garcia up in 48.40 . . . Former trainer Mel Stute, who won his first $100,000 race with First Balcony in the Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park on May 27, 1961, will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s Californian. . . Navy Hymn, a three-year-old gelded son of Songandaprayer who won his fourth straight race as the 3-10 favorite in Saturday’s third heat, was claimed for $40,000 in a nine-way shake by trainer Richard Baltas, who had the horse for one race before it was claimed by Robertino Diodoro for $25,000 on May 8. Navy Hymn has never been worse than second in seven career races, winning his last four . . . Spud Spivens, an eight-year-old Tizbud gelding formerly conditioned by retired trainer Henry Moreno, won Saturday’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields under Ricardo Gonzalez for trainer Sergio Ledezma, paying $18 in the one mile race for $16,000 claimers . . . And kudos to Pimlico morning line oddsmaker Keith Feustle on near-perfect numbers for the Preakness, to wit (closing odds with Kevin’s in parentheses): Exaggerator, 5-2 (3-1); Cherry Wine, 17-1 (20-1); Nyquist, 7 – 10 (3 – 5); Stradivari, 8-1 (8-1); Lani, 30-1 (30-1); Laoban, 66-1 (30-1); Uncle Lino, 34-1 (20-1); Fellowship, 58-1 (30-1); Awesome Speed, 51-1 (30-1); Collected, 14-1 (10-1); and Abiding Star, 40-1 (30-1). Joseph Talamo4198822%61%$464,918 Rafael Bejarano531210623%53%$612,992 SADLER HAS TWO STRETCH RUNNERS FOR GAMELYJohn Sadler sends out the winner and the seventh-place finisher from the May 5 Royal Heroine Stakes at one mile on turf in the May 30 Memorial Day feature, the Grade I Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Elektrum, a five-year-old Irish-bred mare, closed from 13th in a field of 14 to be beaten only four lengths in the Royal Heroine, while Nancy From Nairobi rallied three wide to win the race by a half-length.Owned by Sadler’s principal client, Kosta and Peter Hronis, each has a similar manner of running.“Both come from off the pace,” Sadler said. “The Royal Heroine was a little too short for Elektrum, so we’re happy about the mile and an eighth for her. She runs all day, but the Royal Heroine was a nice comeback race for her.”The Royal Heroine marked the first race for Elektrum in more than five months, since last Nov. 21, when she was second in the Grade III Red Carpet at Del Mar despite steadying early and going three wide in the stretch.Nancy From Nairobi is an English-bred mare on a three-race winning streak. She won her first race in the U.S. in a 1 1/8 overnight turf event on a “good” course Feb. 5.“Nancy can run both distances, too, so we feel we have two good ones in the race,” Sadler said. “Both horses are pretty nice to work around. They’re both real ladies.” Brayan Pena2431513%38%$61,615 Ignacio Puglisi1231125%42%$77,158 Tiago Pereira4337107%47%$162,233 Edwin Maldonado521210623%54%$411,161 Patrick Gallagher1140036%36%$111,155 Martin Garcia3264219%38%$335,830 BOOZER ON DISPLAY CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAYBoozer, a versatile son of Unusual Heat who has won six of seven career starts on turf, returns to the main track next Saturday in the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes for four-year-olds and up at one mile, one of five added money events in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses on Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita.Trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Sandee Kirkwood, Boozer won at a mile on dirt at Los Alamitos last out on April 16 under Edwin Maldonado, who retains the mount in the Tiznow.Others scheduled to run in the Tiznow are Avanti Bello (Rafael Bejarano), Soi Phet, (Kent Desormeaux), and Songforjohnmichael (Joe Talamo).Also featured next Saturday are the $100,000 Lennyfrommalibu Stakes, the $200,000 Melair Stakes, the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, and the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes. Post time for the first live race will be 2 p.m.Memorial Day weekend offers the CARNIVAL in Santa Anita’s spacious Infield. For three straight days, beginning next Saturday, May 28, the Infield will be transformed into a festival of fun, complete with thrilling rides, challenging games and delicious carnival snacks. ‘Unlimited rides’ wristbands are available online now for only $10. Walk-ups will cost $15. CARNIVAL will begin at 12 noon each day. There is FREE admission and parking through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place. Visit santaanita.com/events for more information. TURNS OUT, KEITH DESORMEAUX WAS NOT EXAGGERATINGIt was just last June that Keith Desormeaux ran a horse back in seven days, raising the ire of traditionalists who accused him of bordering on being Abramsesque.The horse was Crucero, who had finished second in an allowance race at a mile and a quarter on turf June 21, then came back in the Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes at about 1 ¾ miles on turf June 28, winning by a neck under Keith’s younger brother Kent at 23-1 odds.“The horse was giving me every sign that he was ready to run,” Keith said in explaining the uncharacteristically quick turnaround for the five-year-old Florida-bred.Desormeaux got the last laugh, not to mention the winner’s share of $90,000.Fast forward to Pimlico, two days before yesterday’s Preakness Stakes.(for John) Keith Desormeaux is taken to task by a member of the media on Exaggerator’s “numbers” as the colt prepares to again challenge unbeaten champion Nyquist, who had beaten Exaggerator in four previous meetings, including the Kentucky Derby May 7.“I’ve heard some talk about that, but I really can’t put any credence in those numbers,” Desormeaux responded. ” . . . I’m only focused on my horse and the particular situation we’re in. My horse came out of the Derby in great shape and I’m very much expecting for him to move forward . . . Two days out of the Derby he was wide-eyed and ready to go again.”On TVG two days before the Preakness, Desormeaux told an interviewer Exaggerator was “coming out of his skin.”Face it. The man knows how to read a horse. Keith Desormeaux reads a horse like Olivier read Shakespeare.Exaggerator won the Preakness on a sloppy track by 3 ½ lengths, giving Kent his third triumph in the second leg of the Triple Crown.“Kent knew exactly what he wanted to do and he executed it,” said veteran horseman Dan Landers, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally.Fortunately, racing can look forward to another meeting between Exaggerator and Nyquist, a contemporary version of Affirmed and Alydar.The two are scheduled to do battle again in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.Three weeks. That should be plenty of time for Keith Desormeaux. Hector O. Palma632050%83%$54,945 Flavien Prat3485424%50%$388,900 Jerry Hollendorfer3063420%43%$441,320 Mark Glatt2243318%45%$133,486 Fernando Perez2232214%32%$127,710 GONZALEZ FIRES STEPHEN AS AGENTAfter a successful run that brought him to the apex of the Southern California riding circuit two years ago, jockey Santiago Gonzalez handed agent Craig Stephen his pink slip Saturday, hiring Brandon O’Bryan.“He’s a great rider and this is a great opportunity,” said 28-year-old Brandon, an agent for 10 years and the son of agent Craig O’Bryan, who represents Gary Stevens and Tyler Baze.After coming back from a riding mishap that forced him to miss six weeks, Gonzalez had eight wins from 54 mounts through 11 days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, with $407,375 in purse earnings.Former trainer Stephen, meanwhile, plans to smell the roses for a while. “I’m just going to relax for a bit,” he said, “but I’ll come back firing.” KEITH DESORMEAUX IS A MAN WHO KNOWS HIS HORSECHAMPS SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND BREEZE FOR STAKESGONZALEZ FIRES STEPHEN, HIRES BRANDON O’BRYANGRADE I GAMELY DISTANCE SHOULD AID SADLER DUOGOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA IS NEXT SATURDAY Edward Freeman831238%75%$94,945
But there are ways to … Ready or not, the NBA preseason is a little more than a month away and Warriors fans still eager to be part of history will get their opportunity on Tuesday.Tickets for the first ever preseason game at the new $1.4 billion Chase Center — against LeBron James’ Lakers on Saturday, Oct. 5 — will go on sale to the general public at 4 p.m. Tuesday.A nearly 360 degree look at @ChaseCenter pic.twitter.com/n8QP4Ias87— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 26, 2019
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceHow fun was that?The 49ers and Saints played a game for the ages Sunday — a contest that was relentlessly compelling, enviably entertaining, and won’t soon be forgotten by anyone who watched itThere were 94 points — the most combined points in a game between 10-win teams in the history of the NFL — and seven lead changes in all, and when it was sealed, 48-46, with a game-winning Robbie Gould field goal as …