I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes

I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes

Monday, May 21, 2012

The placement for first and second place at the 2012 Preakness Stakes could have been a replay of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month as I’ll Have Another came in first with Bodemeister behind in second. In this race, Creative Cause finished third.

By winning the Kentucky Derby and the 137th Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another has a chance at winning the US Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. The final race I’ll Have Another would have to win is the Belmont Stakes, which will be held on June 9.

I’ll Have Another was not favored to win the Preakness Stakes and his odds were set at 3-1. Bodemeister, who was the favorite at 2-1 odds, was the speed horse again as he led the field for most of the race just as he did at the Kentucky Derby. This time, Creative Cause was following close behind in second by the time the field of horses reached the far turn. Just as in the Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another pushed faster in the final leg of the race. However, the Preakness Stakes finish was closer with I’ll Have Another squeezing by the pacesetter at the very end to win the race in 1:56.9.

Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez has won his last four races with I’ll Have Another. He gave I’ll Have Another the credit for the finish, “No one put him in this race. He put himself into the race,” he said. Gutierrez said all he had to do was signal to the horse that it was time to challenge Bodemeister and the horse did the rest.

The winning horse is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill.

The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland was filled with a crowd of 121,309 to watch the Triple Crown hopeful. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.


According to the official Pimlico website, the horses that competed this year in the Preakness Stakes by starting position include:

1. Tiger Walk is owned by Sagamore Farm, trained by Ignacio Correas IV, and was ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez.

2. Teeth of the Dog is owned by J.W. Singer. The thoroughbred is trained by Michael Matz and the jockey was Joe Bravo.

3. Pretension was the winner of the 2012 Canonero II Stakes. The horse is owned by Kidwells Petite Stable, trained by Christopher W. Grove, and was raced by Javier Santiago.

4. Zetterholm is owned by Winter Park Partners, trained by Richard E. Dutrow, Jr., and ridden by Junior Alvarado.

5. Went The Day Well is owned by Team Valor International and is trained by H. Graham Motion. His jockey was John Velazquez. This team won last year’s Kentucky Derby race with Animal Kingdom, and they took Went The Day Well to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

6. Creative Cause is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. His jockey was be Joel Rosario. Creative Cause was part of the field at the Kentucky Derby, too.

7. Bodemeister, winner of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, is trained by Bob Baffert. He is owned by Zayat Stables and his jockey was Mike Smith.

8. Daddy Nose Best was the winner of the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park and the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate and raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by Cathy and Bob Zollars, trained by Steve Asmussen. His jockey was Julien Leparoux.

9. I’ll Have Another was the winner of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. He is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez.

10. Optimizer is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, owned by tobacconist Brad Kelley of Bluegrass Hall LLC and ridden by Corey Nakatani. This horse raced also raced in the Kentucky Derby.

11. Cozzetti is trained by Dale Romans and was raced by Jose Lezcano The horse is owned by Albaugh Family Stables.

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Take Care Of Your Feet}

Submitted by: Katie Y. Brooks

Our feet carry us the whole day but we rarely give a thought to them. Most of us have daily skin care routines but only a few have a feet care routine. This is really sad as it is our feet that keep us moving every day. If we dont take good care of them sooner or later they will make their presence felt in an ungainly manner. One fine day you may realize you have unsightly feet which are killing with you pain.

Your hygiene can not be complete without the clean feet. When you dont wash your feet regularly they may end up smelly and become breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus. Get yourself a stiff bristle scrubber and scrub your feet thoroughly everyday. Wash them thoroughly. If you dont rinse your feet properly, the soap residue might cause irritation.

The best and the most simple way to keep your feet germ free and fresh is to soak them in lukewarm water at the end of every day. Do remember to scrub them first so as to remove the grime. This makes sure that you go to bed with clean feet. It also helps to remove the bacteria that you may have collected through the day. This is the minimum that you can do for your feet everyday but if you have the time then treat them through some great care.

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Be careful about your footwear. Hard or tight fitting footwear will cause painful corns and blisters. If you need to walk a lot during the day stick to comfortable shoes or may be even walking shoes. This is common sense and yet you frequently meet people who are suffering from feet problems due to their uncomfortable footwear.

Jus as you moisturize the rest of your body; you need to moisturize your feet. You may want special foot cream to keep you feet soft and beautiful. Your feet take a lot of toll throughout the day and deserve special care. Moisturize them well or you may soon end up with dry feet that may crack. In case you have cracked feet take good care as these can get infected easily. Take special care if you are diabetic as these cracks can easily lead to severe health problems. If you have a healthy skin but really dry feet you will need to lather them with a petroleum product before retiring to bed. Wear cotton socks after applying the petroleum product.

Once you have completed the night care routine for your feet with scrubbing, rinsing and moisturizing your feet should feel nice and comfortable. If they are still itching it could mean that you have a fungal infection like athletes feet. This fungal function is very irritating and can cause a lot of itching and burning sensations in your feet. You may want to use an over the counter anti-fungal cream. Regular topical applications should cure the problem.

Do not forget your toe nails. Clean them and trim carefully. Cut straight across and keep them short to avoid injuries or ingrown nails. Take care of your feet at night so that they may take care of you through the day.

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Honda Civic tops Canada’s list of most stolen cars

Honda Civic tops Canada’s list of most stolen cars

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The 1999 and 2000 year model Honda Civic SiR tops the list of Canada’s most stolen cars.

Consumer popularity also assures the cars will be popular with thieves. Its the second year in a row the Honda SiR has topped the list.

Rick Dubin Vice President of Investigations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada said “The Civics are easy targets.”

Dubin said that once stolen, the cars are most often sold to “chop shops” where thieves completely dismantle the vehicles. The automobile’s individual parts are worth more than the entire car.

The sheer numbers of the cars and their lack of theft deterrent systems make them thieves’ preferred choices.

1999 and 2000 Honda Civics do not come with an electronic immobilizer, however all Hondas from 2001 and onward are equipped with an immobilizer. Immobilizers will be mandatory on all new cars sold beginning September 2007. The devices enable an engine computer to recognize an electronic code in the key. If the code in the key and the engine don’t match exactly, the vehicle can’t be started.

In third place was the 2004 Subaru Impreza, while the 1999 Acura Integra came in fourth, with the 1994 Honda Civic rounding out the top five.

In sixth place, the 1998 Acura Integra, and the 1993 Dodge Shadow completed seventh.

When asked why early model vehicles are selected, he said that, “auto thieves continue to find it easier to steal older vehicles lacking an IBC-approved immobilizer. We’ve seen this trend developing for several years, and these results confirm it.”

Another Honda automobile, the 1996 year model Civic filled eighth place, with the 2000 German Audi TT Quattro in ninth.

The American 1996 Chevrolet/GMC Blazer rounded out the top ten.

None of the above cars had an electronic immobilizer.

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Home of controversial book publisher set ablaze

Home of controversial book publisher set ablaze

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Four people have been arrested on terrorism charges in Islington, London, England, after a suspected petrol bombing on the house of Martin Rynja, owner of book publishing company Gibson Square.

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His company recently sparked controversy after buying the rights to publish The Jewel of Medina, a work of fiction by Sherry Jones depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad and his child bride, Aisha.

The bombing, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, led to the evacuation of the £2.5 million property in Lonsdale Square. Three men, aged 22, 30 and 40, were arrested at 2:25am BST by armed officers, two in Lonsdale Square, and one after being stopped near Angel tube station.

Police comments suggested that the trio had been under surveillance, and that they had advance knowledge of the plot and simply waited for the arsonists to strike, before arresting them.

On Saturday, a woman was arrested for obstructing police during their searches of four addresses – two in Walthamstow, and two in Ilford and Forest Gate.

Speaking earlier this month, Mr Rynja said that “The Jewel of Medina has become an important barometer of our time. As an independent publishing company, we feel strongly that we should not be afraid of the consequences of debate.” Ms Jones commented that she did not intend for her novel to be offensive to Islam. She noted that she “[has] deliberately and consciously written respectfully about Islam and Muhammad.” She “envisaged that [her] book would be a bridge builder” between Islam and the western world.

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Key Keeper Saves Time And Eliminates Frustration

byAlma Abell

Do you ever waste time while rushing to get ready for work or school because you cannot find your keys? Have you been frustrated trying to remember where you last put your keys? What is more frustrating than knowing your keys are in your handbag (you can hear them!), but you still can’t find them because your bag becomes seemingly bottomless?

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A Jewelry Accessory StatementA key keeper will save you time and prevent frustration. You will never spend precious time looking or digging for your keys in your purse again. This ingenious invention hooks to the edge of your purse and holds the keys in place safely inside where they are not visible to others. Key keepers are made of durable metal in styles that match your personality or signify who you are. There is such a wide array of colors and style choices you could easily change your key keeper on a daily or weekly basis, much like you do your jewelry.

Colorful and Stylish SolutionWhen you do not have to worry about looking for your keys, you will have plenty of time to coordinate your key keeper to your handbag or the clothes you are wearing. Do you love dolphins or love to sail? How would you like to carry a four-leaf clover around for luck? Then get a dolphin, sailboat and four-leaf clover key keeper! You can boast your favorite university teams on the day of their big games, or honor your favorite service person with insignias of each branch of the U.S. service.

Practical and ClassyBesides keeping your keys exactly where you need them, these attractive accessories provide instant peace of mind. You can easily locate the key to your locker at the gym and not have to dig through your bag to find it. When you go to the beach, your car keys are instantly at your fingertips -no digging in your bag when you’re hot and sandy! You can run to the grocery store and never waste time when you get back to the car—your keys are convenient for you even when your hands are full.

Check out all the designs and colors available for this handy and much sought-after key keeper online at http://www.isntthisclever.com. It is a piece of fashion jewelry that will save you time and eliminate frustration.


Daughter of Yuko Ikeda kidnapped to ransom in Tokyo; freed 13 hours later

Daughter of Yuko Ikeda kidnapped to ransom in Tokyo; freed 13 hours later

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ikeda Kanako, a 21-year-old senior student of the Meiji Gakuin University and the first daughter of celebrity surgeon Yuko Ikeda, was kidnapped at about 1225 (UTC+9), June 26, 2006, in Shibuya, Tokyo.

A bullet was fired and one officer slightly cut when police stormed a Kawasaki apartment to rescue the girl.

Kanako was dressed in a white light half-sleeved cardigan, blue jeans with a bistre belt made of leather, a spring green camisole and carried a bag of Vuitton when she was abducted at a bus stop.

She was found unharmed 13 hours later by Japanese police at a condominium located in Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa. The young woman’s make-up was not disordered; Kanako’s long brown fringe was not disheveled at all and she was wearing what she had been when she was kidnapped.

The kidnapping of Kanako was a big story in Japanese media in June, 2006. The story appeared in many newspapers as the front-page news on June 27, 2006.

Kanako and her kidnappers had been in touch with her mother using Kanako’s mobile phone. The effort to free her was helped greatly by a woman who witnessed the moment Kanako was taken; she wrote down the license plate of the van and other details.

Police traced mobile phone calls and were able to locate the van in Kawasaki where they detained two of the kidnappers as they went shopping.

One conspirator Li Yong, 29, from China, led the policemen to the apartment and tricked Kaneo Ito, 49, from Japan, to open the door. Ito managed to discharge one bullet before being restrained by an assistant police inspector, the first man in the room.

The other man involved in the kidnap of Kanako was Choi Gi Ho, 54, from South Korea. Kanato was freed unharmed.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested three men on suspicion of conspiring to kidnap a woman and hold her to a reported 300 million yen ransom.

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Chess champion is “Fritzed” by computer

Chess champion is “Fritzed” by computer

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Russian chess grandmaster, Vladimir Kramnik lost the final match of his man versus machine match against the Deep Fritz chess program. The six game match in Bonn, Germany had a final result of 4-2 for the German-developed chess program which runs on readily available computer hardware.

The first match which concluded on November 25 was a draw, Kramnik lost the second game to the computer with some indications that he overlooked a mate in one win. Third through fifth matches were all draws.

Kramnik, whilst the current world chess champion, is actually ranked third in the world. A contributory factor in this is his health problems. The world champion suffers from a rare form of arthritis which makes sitting playing in tournaments extremely painful for him.

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Folate Plays A Key Role In Anti Aging Cognitive Techniques

By Connie Limon

Medical researchers have proven that high levels of folate can slow the cognitive decline usually seen as people age. This research was presented at the US-based Alzheimer’s Association’s first conference on prevention of dementia. Folate is definitely instrumental in anti-aging techniques for the brain.

The research suggested that otherwise healthy people can slow declining brain function by taking double the recommended daily dose of folate.

Scientists studied men and women 50-75 years of age taking 800 mcg of folate a day over a three year period. They found the group scored much better in cognitive tests than their peers who took the placebo. The supplement users also scored higher on memory tests as much as 5.5 years younger than their chronological age.

The study is the first to convincingly show folate can slow cognitive decline and plays a key role in anti-aging techniques for cognitive functioning. Since the study involved healthy older people and not people with Alzheimer’s symptoms, it does not tell us if folate might ward off that disease. This is an important question still unanswered.

Earlier studies suggested folate combined with other B vitamins can reduce levels of homocysteine, which is an amino acid thought to be one of the causes for onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers think we ought to be more conscious about the health of our brain very much in the same way we think about the health of our heart. Alzheimer’s disease begins many, many years before symptoms appear.

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The researchers of this study say it is not clear how folate works to protect the brain. It might be that it lowers inflammation or plays a role in expression of dementia-related genes.

Oranges, strawberries, dark green leafy vegetables and beans are good sources of folate to include in a daily anti-aging diet. Folate is also added to cereal and flour products in the United States


The recommended daily dose of folate in the United States is 400 micrograms. Doctors have long advised women of childbearing age to take folate supplements to ensure they get an adequate daily dose.

This new research adds to the mounting evidence that an anti-aging diet higher in folate provides protection against a variety of diseases. For a long time now, scientists have felt folate plays a role in dementia. Previous studies show people with low folate levels are more at risk for heart disease and decreased cognitive functioning.

Research also now suggests there are anti-aging ways to protect the brain against age-related memory losses and Alzheimer’s disease. There are classes being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association to teach people techniques to protect the brain. Some of those techniques include:

–Exercise the brain: In youth, exercise for the brain is acquiring good education. As a person begins to age, excellent anti-aging brain exercises include working crossword puzzles, learning to play an instrument or the game of chess and taking classes helps to exercise the brain.

–Social stimulation helps prevent decreased cognitive function

–Physical activity: Having a bad memory has been linked to heart disease and diabetes due to the clogged arteries that slow blood flow to the brain. Exercise is helpful to all these functions.

–Experts recommend doing something mentally, physically and socially stimulating all at the same time. An example would be coaching your child’s ball team or taking a dance class.

–A heart healthy anti-aging diet is also good for brain healthy anti-aging.

Source: The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All health concerns should be addressed by a qualified health care professional.

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Too Grimm? Mother Goose cartoonist sued by Colombian coffee growers

Too Grimm? Mother Goose cartoonist sued by Colombian coffee growers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

While it was just a joke, the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia doesn’t find a recent “Mother Goose and Grimm” comic terribly funny.

In what the coffee growers association calls “an attack on national dignity and the reputation of Colombian coffee,” the characters in a comic strip by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters call into question the relationship of Colombian coffee growers and the crime syndicates of Columbia.

The cartoonist is being sued not only for “damages [to] the intellectual heritage” of the coffee, but also “moral compensation. A public manifestation,” to the tune of $20 million.

At the start of a week-long series of strips, a dog character named “Ralph” finds out that part of chemist and food storage technician Fred Baur‘s remains was buried in a Pringles can, upon his last wishes. Baur’s best known innovation, among multiple, was the patented can and packing method for the Pringles potato chip. The character theorizes what other remains might be interred in their food packaging. Eventually, the dog states that “when they say there’s a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can, maybe they’re not kidding.”This play on an old advertising slogan refers to fictional character Juan Valdez, created by the Federación Nacional.

In a statement Peters says:

I had no more thought to insult Colombia and Juan Valdez than I did Pringles, Betty Crocker, Col. Sanders, Dr. Pepper and Bartles & Jaymes. The cartoon is meant to be read along with the rest of the week as a series of which the theme is based on the fact that the inventor of the Pringles can had his ashes buried in one.

I thought this was a humorous subject and all of my Mother Goose & Grimm cartoons are meant to make people laugh. I truly intended no insult.

Julio Cesar Gonzalez, El Tiempo newspaper’s famous cartoonist, told the BBC that the lawsuit is “a real waste of time.”

In 2006, the Federación Nacional sued Café Britt over their advertising campaign titled “Juan Valdez drinks Costa Rican coffee. In a counter-suit, Britt presented an affidavit from a Costa Rican man named “Juan Valdez”, acknowledging that he drinks Costa Rican coffee, and that the name is too generic to be exclusive. A variety of legal challenges and charges from both sides were eventually dropped. The phrase was actually first used in a 1999 speech by Jaime Daremblum, then-Costa Rican ambassador to the United States.

Mother Goose and Grimm appears in over 800 newspapers worldwide; Peters has won the Pulitzer for his editorial cartoons for the Dayton Daily News. Thirty years ago, his editorial cartoon about electricity prices featured Reddy Kilowatt, an electricity generation spokescharacter. The Daily News defended that comic image in the United States Supreme Court, winning on the basis that “the symbol was not selling a product”, and thus the satire was legally permissible.

Peters drinks Colombian coffee.

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China and Russia continue joint army exercise

China and Russia continue joint army exercise

Friday, August 19, 2005

Russian and Chinese armed forces began their first ever joint military exercises since the Korean War, when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union, on Thursday. The exercises are expected to last for eight days.

10,000 troops — about 1800 Russians, the rest Chinese — are participating in the war games. The exercises simulate United Nations-mandated police action to restore order in a fictitious country torn by ethnic unrest. They began in the eastern Russian port-city of Vladivostok and are supposed to culminate in a mock invasion involving beach landings and paratrooper drops off the coast of the Jiaodong peninsula in eastern China.

Russian and Chinese officials have framed the exercises as promoting international cooperation, but some in the US and elsewhere see the exercises as preparation for a possible future invasion of Taiwan, and as a challenge to US dominance in Asia — particularly in Afghanistan. The exercises come amid increasing speculation in the US that China may come to replace the US as the world’s greatest superpower.

Russia and China are working together to help form of a world order that will be based on multipolarity, respect for international law, and a leading role for the UN, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev said on Monday, August 15, 2005.[1]

“The exercise will be carried out in the framework of the fight against international terrorism and extremism, to respond to new threats and challenges,” said Liang Guanglie, chief of staff of China’s armed forces.[2]

But others citing the use in the operation of advanced aircraft atypical of a peacekeeping operation, say the countries have ulterior motives. “The main target is the US. Both sides want to improve their position for bargaining in terms of security, politics and economics,” said Jin Canrong, professor of international relations at the People’s University of China.[3]

A Taiwanese official quoted by Mosnews.com said, China’s involvement in the operations represents “the biggest security threat in the Asiatic-Pacific region.” [4]

However other analysts speculate that Russia’s motivations for using the aircraft, including Tu-95 strategic bombers and Tu-22M long-range bombers, in the exercises may be to promote their sale to the Chinese.

“Military cooperation is linked with political and economic cooperation as part of a bigger package,” said Robert Karniol, Asia-Pacific editor for Jane’s Defence Weekly. “It’s not an adversarial posture.”[5]

Many have noted that the joint exercises are an emblem of increasingly warm relations between China and Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. But writing In an editorial for the International Herald Tribune, Phillip Bowring disagrees, saying that the primary purpose of the operations is as a warning to the US. “The current Russia-China joint military exercises are not so much a symbol of trust and friendship between the two as a symptom of American overstretch. The two are reminding the United States of the limits of its unilateral global power.”[6]

Despite speculation into the motives of Russia and China, the US has given at least token support to the idea that the exercises could promote international interests. “We are following the exercises,” U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said this week. “We expect that they will be conducted in a manner that supports some mutual goal of regional stability shared by the United States, China and Russia.”[7]

Others say the operations are mainly a response to separatism and Islamic extremism in Russian Chechnya and the Chinese Xinjiang.

“The exercises are the logical continuation of the first signs of cooperation between Russia and China in the struggle against ‘orange revolutions,’ separatism and the dominant influence of the U.S. in the Euroasiatic sphere,” the Gazeta.ru news website wrote Thursday. Orange was the color adopted by supporters of last year’s revolution in Ukraine, which along with mass demonstrations in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, brough pro-Western administrations to power. [8]

The war games have been called “Peace Mission 2005“.

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