GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

first_imgSecurity personnel at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only trainers and essential personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Racing who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the state, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. Only horses racing and shipping from in-state training centers – and accompanied by essential, licensed personnel – will be allowed to the stable entry gates.Once at the stable entry gate, essential personnel will be tested by American Medical Response (AMR).Horses will only be allowed to enter the stable areas of Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed.Official chart callers to use their designated office space only.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only essential personnel licensed by the state and jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers and workstations will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Jockeys are required to leave the Jockeys’ Room immediately following their last ride.Sauna and extraneous facilities are closed. Showers will remain open and will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.Travel for jockeys will be restricted and a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine is in effect for all jockeys and personnel who have traveled internationally.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West, Palm Meadows and essential personnel licensed by the state who are responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. No congregating in any areas.Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.Additional sanitation and handwashing stations have been installed at Gulfstream Park.center_img Escalated cleaning schedules throughout relevant facilities, including a focused sanitization on high touch areas such as doorknobs, buttons, handrails, counter tops.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLSRACING TO PAUSE FRIDAY AND RESUME SATURDAY FOR JOCKEYS’ ROOM UPDATE HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- March 19, 2020  At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 21.Last week, Gulfstream Park took strict measures to limit exposure by closing the facility to the public for live racing and simulcast. Gulfstream Park has operated in full compliance with all government and local health orders, while ensuring the protection of the essential personnel that care for the over 3,200 horses that are stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.The following protocols have been implemented at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Maryland Jockey Club and are now in force at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands.last_img read more

Walter Roth Museum relocation halted

first_imgIn light of mounting controversy over the announcement to relocate the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, Government has since put the move on hold.This was disclosed by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnarine on Wednesday. The Minister was at the time engaging indigenous leaders at the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Conference, which is being held at the Arthur Chung International Convention Centre, and was questioned about the relocation of the museum.The current location of the Walter Roth MuseumTwo weeks ago, Guyana Times broke the news of plans afoot to relocate the museum, which was subsequently confirmed by the Ministry of the Presidency, which said it would be moving the museum and its employees to the National Museum by the end of the year. The relocation was to facilitate the housing of a department of the Ministry at the Museum’s current Main Street location.This decision did not sit well with various sections of Guyanese society as criticisms mounted against Government for not holding any consultations on its decision to relocate the museum, which is the oldest museum of anthropology in the English-speaking Caribbean.However, Dr Roopnarine on Wednesday gave assurance that no decisions will be made to move the historical museum until consultations were held with museum staff and stakeholders, including the leaders of the 212 indigenous villages.“What I have done is I have asked the President (David Granger) to put the question of the movement of the Walter Roth Museum on hold until I have had an opportunity to discuss the matter more thoroughly with the people, the anthropologists, the Toshaos and so on,” Minister Roopnaraine informed the gathering at the Convention Centre.This announcement was met with resounding applause from the indigenous leaders. The Minister further indicated to the indigenous leaders that the matter was one that was at the heart of his very own family.During the engagement on the third day of the NTC, Toshao of Maruranau Village in Region Nine, Patrick Gomes decried the Government’s decision to move the museum, on the grounds that the artefacts contained within were those discovered several hundred years ago and many may not survive relocation.Gomes called on all the indigenous leaders present at the NTC to make a recommendation to the Government that the museum remains at its present site, “because we do not want to lose our heritage and our connection to the past”.He added that the indigenous people needed to “have that connection to the past, to know where we came from, where we are going and what we have”.The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology contains a wealth of historic information and artefacts about the Amerindian people with the aim of keeping the legacy of Guyana’s first people alive.The museum was founded with the collections of Guyanese archaeologist, Dr Denis Williams and in 1980, the ethnographic collections of Dr Walter Roth, Mr J J Quelch and Sir Everardim Thurn were transferred to the museum from the National Museum. The museum’s collections also include dug-up artefacts from all 10 administrative regions.In addition to condemnation from the likes of former Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony and Gail Teixeira among others, there has been an online petition to stop the relocation of the historical facility with over 500 signatures gathered.last_img read more

‘Significant Milestone’ for Mt. Coffee

first_imgThe first phase of the reservoir impoundment (filling the reservoir with water) of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Dam Project in Harrisburg has been completed, paving the way for the commissioning of the first 22 megawatt turbine in December.“By October 19, the team on the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project successfully completed the reservoir impoundment (filling the reservoir with water). This major milestone is a pre-condition for commissioning of the first turbine,” Bill Hakin, Project Director of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) said. On October 15, the spillway gates were gradually closed in order to increase the water level in the reservoir. On Wednesday, October 19, the water level reached 28 metres above sea level (masl), which is just one meter below the maximum operating level. “This is a significant milestone in the project for us, because at this water level, we are now able to start testing the first turbine unit, and this wouldn’t have been possible without great team work and a lot of dedication,” said Hakin.Despite a number of challenges, he said, the project is still on track to allow the hydropower facility to deliver electricity to the LEC grid by mid December 2016 as planned. Local fishermen were evidently also pleased with this result since it is 26 years since the water level has been this high in the reservoir, and it is now ripe for fishing, a press release from the Liberia Electricity Corporation said yesterday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ganta –Tappita Highway Deplorable

first_imgThe road connecting Ganta to Tappita, Lower Nimba County, via Saclepea is in such a bad state again, it is said to be creating hardships for the towns and villages spanning the road as prices of goods and services have risen far too high for the mostly poor inhabitants to bear.Trucks and trailers carried goods splattered with mud along the road between Kpaytuo Town and the Graie Township, which is among the wost affected parts of the road.Mr. James Yarkerseh Kolor, Director of Christian Foundation Liberia, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) conducting in-service teacher training in Grand Gedeh County, said he had spent three days on the road at the time of this interveiw.“Due to the bad road, we have spent three days on the road, since we left Ganta for Grand Gedeh County to go train the teachers; an exercise which has been going on for about 10 months,” Mr. Kolor told this reporter on the road. “See here,” he pointed on a worst affected spot of the road, as he spoke, “we will be abandoning the car for motorcycles so as to reach quicker.”Mamadee Kamara, a lorry driver told this newspaper how he and his crew spent a week on the road from Ganta before reaching Tappita, because of the pile of mud before reaching Graie Township.“I am transporting rice, vegetable oil to Grand Kru County and it is causing us too much money to get there,” he said.“For every time the truck gets stuck, we spend money to pull it out,” Kamara complained.“I am not using the route to Sinoe with some goods owing to the damaged bridge between Rivercess and Sinoe where we are finding it hard to even reach Grand Geded,” said another driver.He said the road between Grand Gedeh and Sinoe is very bad, so it means they would spend the remaining time for the trip on the high way.The Daily Observer gathered that prices of rice and other commodities have gone up from L$1700 to L$2000 in Tappita and L$2200 in Zwedru respectively.The prices of petroleum product are said to be skyrocketing, thus causing transportation fares to also go up from L$1500 to L$2500 between Ganta to Zwedru. The price hikes are directly connected to the deplorable road condition on that frequently traveled route. Travelers moving between Ganta and Tappita are often using motorcycles, which fares have also gone from L$1000 to L$1750.Last year, the same road condition became deplorable leaving many vehicles bearing food and fuel supplies bound for the southeast stranded for sometimes more than an entire week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pathologist takes to witness stand

first_imgFive Star Backdam killingGovernment Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh appeared at the High Court trial of Marlon Marion Freeman on Monday, and testified to having conducted the post-mortem examination on miner Timothy Adams, who was killed at Turtle Creek, Five Star Backdam, North West District (NWD) on December 22, 2013.Adams was killed while en route to a mining camp. Freeman has been accused of killing Adams before stealing his gold following a confrontation between the two. Freeman has, however, denied that he murdered Adams.Murder accused: Marlon FreemanDuring Monday’s trial, led by State Prosecutor Lisa Cave, Dr Singh explained that during the examination he discovered an abrasion to the left side of Adams’ face, a cut to the foot and a cut to the top and back of the head. The expert witness also discovered an incised wound to the neck and determined that a sharp object was used. As such, he gave the cause of death as haemorrhage and shock compounded by blunt force trauma to the head.The testimony of the Government Pathologist correlated with what Police Detective Corporal Bryan James had testified to the jury when he disclosed that he penned the caution statement of the accused, who allegedly admitted to the killing. Corporal James had claimed that the defendant might have killed Adams, because he thought the miner was going to pull a gun after he confronted him over money that was owed to him.Bryan, who administered the caution statement on December 25, 2013 in the presence of then Police Constable Zane Williams, had indicated Freeman saying that he first went to work with his uncle at Five Star Backdam, but after they “got wrong”, he went to work at Gavin Blacks’ mining camp. According to the caution statement, Freeman, a pork-knocker, was promised $5000 a day by Blacks, but after three weeks passed, he was only paid $30,000. He had enquired from Blacks about his money and some time after lunch on the day in question, he bought a “piece of weed” and then saw Adams coming to the camp about 15 minutes later.According to the caution statement, Freeman also enquired of Adams about his money, saying: “Big man, wam to me money?”“I see he go to he waist and I didn’t know if he had a gun or wah, but I had a spoon which I sharpen and I just jook he by he neck and he fall down. After I see he ain’t moving, I get nervous,” the defendant reportedly said. He then left the scene. He also claimed that the gold he later gave a female was not taken from the deceased man, but it was gold that he had in his possession.Presiding Judge James Bovell-Drakes adjourned the matter to Wednesday afternoon when the State’s final witness is expected to testify. Freeman is being represented by defence counsel Folio Richards.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool to close to public over weekend

first_imgThe North Peace Leisure Pool will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday for various activities. A full pool schedule can be seen by clicking here.- Advertisement –last_img

Rutto ready for herculean Thika survival task

first_imgThe man who has been tasked with steadying the ship on interim basis, former Mathare United and Tusker FC goalkeeper Joseph Rutto is confident that he can bring the club safely into the survival harbor.“We have to be confident that we can survive relegation. That is our sole purpose this season and as players and coaches, we have to ensure that happens,” the interim coach told Capital Sport.“The players need to know that more or less, they are playing for themselves. They should ask, where will they go if the team is relegated. Even if there’s no money, who knows who might be watching them. Lack of finances cannot be a reason for playing poorly,” added the coach.Thika United’s Hansel Ochieng vies for the ball with Wazito FC’s Emmanuel during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe started his tenure off on a positive note, his side beating Wazito FC 1-0 courtesy of an 88th minute Eugene Mukangula goal on Sunday. He hopes that the win will be a catalyst for their turnaround.“It was a very important win and I am thankful to God for that. We really needed a win after such a poor run and I hope this will be the beginning of better things,” further noted the coach.The team has found itself in financial trouble and was struggling to pay players’ salaries in the first four months of the season with Capital Sport learning that their long time sponsors Brookside might have ditched them.Sources also intimate that it might have been the same reason Muyoti decided to walk away with players said to have boycotted some days of training protesting lack of payment.Thika United players hurdle together in prayer during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut, Rutto has urged the players to focus on their duty at hand, to deliver survival to the club that at one point had a fourth place finish in the league and reached the Top Eight Cup final.“Our work is on the pitch, the rest we leave to the management,” further affirmed the tactician.The win over Wazito took Thika a spot up to 16th with 12 points, one ahead of Sony Sugar who drew 0-0 with Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday.Meanwhile, Nakumatt picked up their first win in 10 games with a 3-2 win over Zoo Kericho. Nakumatt had raced to a 2-0 lead but the hosts raced back to equalize. Nakumatt tjough wiped the blushes off their faces with a winner in additional time.They remained bottom of the Kenyan Premier League log despite the win with 10 points off 14 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thika United interim coach Joseph Rutto (left) watches on during his side’s Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Last season, Thika United survived relegation by the skin of their teeth, picking a nervy 1-0 aggregate win over Ushuru FC in the promotion and relegation play-off to guarantee another year in top flight football.The side finds itself bagged in the same situation this year after picking up only two wins off 14 games and their head coach Nicholas Muyoti dropping off the journey four months into the new season.last_img read more

Man United hope to sign defensive target ahead of Premier League rivals

first_img1 Roma defender Kostas Manolas is a wanted man this summer Manchester United are hoping to pip Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Roma defender Kostas Manolas.The Greece international is expected to leave the Italian capital this summer as he searches for a new challenge.Arsenal have reignited their interest from two years ago, while incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly spoken to the 24-year-old about joining him at Stamford Bridge.But, according to Sky Italia, Manchester United believe they can snatch Manolas away from their Premier League rivals.Representatives from the English club have sounded out the centre-back over a move and have received positive feedback from his agent.Manchester United are now preparing a formal offer in the hope any deal can be tied up before Arsenal and Chelsea make their moves.last_img read more

Rain expected to return to region by end of week

first_img Since about 6:30 p.m. Monday, outages have affected 14,500 DWP customers in various areas, including downtown Los Angeles, Cheviot Hills and Canoga Park. Highs today will be mostly in the 60s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Another system was expected to move in on Thursday or Friday, bringing about a half inch of rain, she said. The California Highway Patrol reported 210 accidents on Los Angeles County freeways and unincorporated surface streets, mostly rain-related fender benders, between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, compared with 35 for the same period last week. “It was a very busy morning, with a lot of solo traffic collisions, especially on on- and off-ramps and freeway transition roads,” CHP patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. “Fortunately, there were no fatalities and no major-injury collisions.” The heaviest rain fell in the Angeles National Forest, where some areas reported more than five inches. About 7,100 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without electricity Tuesday. As of 9 a.m., about 2,100 customers in the Silver Lake area, 1,200 downtown and 1,200 in El Sereno were without power, said Gale Harris of the DWP. The Southland was expected to get a brief break from the wet weather today as a warm Pacific storm moves out of the region, but weather forecasters say rain will return by the end of the week. Despite strong downpours Monday, Los Angeles is still drier than normal for the season. “We’re 3.5 inches below normal in downtown Los Angeles,” said Jaime Smith, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, based in Oxnard. The normal total for a rainy season in Los Angeles, measured from July 1 to June 30, is about 10.8 inches, she said. last_img read more

Iggy settles in with a pint after a ‘ruff’ day

first_imgJames O Donnell shared this photo on Instagram of his border collie Iggy patiently waiting for his stout to settle at the Shamrock Lodge in Falcarragh last night.James shared it with the caption; “A wee pint in honour of Barry, yesterday evening. Missed by all at the Shamrock and Friday night dominoes.”Sometimes Iggy can be found on the other side of the bar! We’re sure this fluffy barfly can help cheer you up if you’re feeling a little melan-collie!Iggy settles in with a pint after a ‘ruff’ day was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DOGFalcarraghiggyShamrock Barlast_img read more