3 shares I might buy this week if the stock market keeps jumping on vaccine news

first_img See all posts by Andy Ross I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Industries and shares that had been hit hardest by Covid were the biggest stock market winners on Monday when markets globally leapt on news of the Pfizer vaccine update. I’m unsure if this is the start of the recovery, but if the stock market keeps rising, then I’m tempted to add to my shares in Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) and add new holdings in Barclays (LSE: BARC) and Intercontinental Hotels (LSE: IHG).The asset manager closely tied to the UK economy The former, as a share that’s closely linked to the health of the economy, has been hit by the pandemic and ensuing economic gloom. Like other financial stocks though, it’s excellent value, I feel, and this now gives the share price the chance to bounce back strongly. A P/E of seven indicates the shares are great value. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It was noticeable that growth shares either didn’t rise as strongly or even fell on Monday, despite the stock market gains. Legal & General is certainly more of an income and value share. As such, I think is ideal for long-term compounding and for adding to either a Stocks and Shares ISA or a SIPP.With a dividend yield over 7% and a share price that is 25% down so far this year. I think Legal & General shares could have an amazing few months ahead.The stock market hasn’t been kind to bank sharesLast month, I thought Barclays was a better buy than HSBC. If we’re entering a stock market upturn, I’m even more sure now that that’s the case. I think Barclays, with its US investment arm, could be a major beneficiary of M&A activity. This was already picking up to some extent.The banking sector has had a lot of negative investor sentiment given the fears around bad debts in a recessionary environment. If this fear is replaced with hope for the future, bank shares – and particularly Barclays – could surge, I think. For me, the shares on a P/E of around seven are too cheap to ignore. Especially if the market recovery takes hold.Perhaps also now with more economic confidence, the case for bank dividends resuming has got a bit stronger. When dividends come back I expect that’ll boost share prices across the sector. The hotelier with empty rooms It’s not at all hard to understand why Intercontinental Hotels’ share price took a beating from Covid-19. Especially so in the early stages of the pandemic. But I think it should bounce back very strongly.In the second quarter, RevPAR – a measure of how full hotels are and room prices – was down 75% on the previous year. By the third quarter, this had improved to be down a little over 50%. Progress was already being made and the group remained profitable.The group remained profitable because it’s mostly a franchisor. This means franchisees largely shoulder the burden of costs.Overall, I expect the hotel group to bounce back very strongly if international travel picks up. It also feels a safer bet if the stock market drops, as it’s a less capital-intensive businesses than airlines, for instance. So it’s less likely to see big losses than those businesses in the event of another stock market crash. last_img read more

Panel ponders digital divide

first_imgThe simple but bell-clear message for professors planning their future research seems to be: Change is coming.Critical minds from across the University gathered at Harvard Business School (HBS) to explore a critical but often cloudy area of academia: digital scholarship.In a seminar last Wednesday (June 9) aimed at better understanding the use and production of digital forms of research in creating scholarly knowledge, representatives from Harvard’s various Schools and departments met to discuss how to move forward amid an ever-changing technological environment, one that makes information accessible instantly and sometimes overwhelmingly.Jeffrey Schnapp, founder of the Stanford Humanities Lab, a research effort that explores “innovative scenarios for the future of knowledge production and reproduction in the arts and humanities,” examined several benefits of scholarship in the media age. The event’s keynote speaker and a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Design, Schnapp noted that the digital revolution has led to new collaborations and exploration of subjects in the humanities that were until recently unimaginable.Once “an individualized model of scholarly production” that applied to even the undergraduate and graduate levels, humanities research and scholarship has been transformed by technology and now includes experiments, collaborations, and “new models for how scholarship might even be redesigned,” he said.Printed work is undergoing a “radical transformation” in the digital age, said Schnapp, who noted that such documents, when reproduced electronically, can be easily and perpetually updated, benefiting researchers. Where traditional scholarship emphasized developing a final product, digital advances allow for a process and product that is “potentially infinite.”“The boundary lines between the finalized scholarship and what comes after are now more porous, are more fluid.”In addition, said Schnapp, who is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the very nature of the objects studied in the humanities is being “fundamentally transformed” by new forms of media. A field such as music, which could typically only be cited using print conventions, can with new technology be captured in dynamic, innovative, and “transformative ways.”But the technological shift also raises many questions, such as how librarians fit into the puzzle, or what their role in digitally archiving and preserving material should be. Another issue concerns how to pay for new means of digitally organizing material. Many observers questioned what the role of a university press should be in a digitized world, and how best to ensure quality control for the mass of electronic information being compiled in scholarly form.“University presses have copy editors … Who is going to do that job [with] e-printing?” wondered Charles Rosenberg, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences and lecturer on social medicine at Harvard Medical School. Rosenberg also worried about how to incorporate “these activities into the research university.”“Who is going to pay for it; how is it going to be organized; how are these decisions going to be managed,” asked Rosenberg, who took part in an afternoon panel discussion.  “How do we plan in an indeterminate world when we don’t know where we are going?”Organizer Mary Lee Kennedy, executive director of knowledge and library services at HBS, acknowledged that the session generated more questions than answers, but added that simply coming together to discuss the issue with peers was an important first step forward.“We needed to bring people together,” said Kennedy, “to be part of the conversation.”last_img read more

Asset manager roundup: Allianz GI preps institutional trade finance fund

first_imgHSBC and Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) have partnered to launch a fund that would give institutional investors access to the trade finance market. In a statement, the two organisations said the Allianz Working Capital Fund would buy and offer to clients notes into which trade finance assets originated by HSBC had been wrapped.The assets could include traditional products such as trade loans or structured solutions like supply chain finance, with the initial focus to be on using European corporate trade finance assets before including other markets. Deborah Zurkow, global head of alternatives at Allianz GI, said: “Trade finance is a rapidly evolving opportunity for institutional investors. [This] launch helps unlock a whole new asset class for our institutional clients, providing unique, short-dated, uncorrelated cash flows.” According to the statement, banks collectively provide almost $10trn (€9trn) of trade finance to importing and exporting companies annually, with the secondary market for these assets estimated at around $300bn, and mainly comprising bilateral trading between banks.Trade finance contracts were not standardised and therefore could be hard for investors to price, it said. Surath Sengupta, global head of trade portfolio management and distribution at HSBC, said: “We’re aiming for nothing less than a major reform of the trade finance market that will benefit exporters, importers and investors keen to buy into real economy transactions.“Given that global demand for trade finance already outstrips supply by about $1.5trn a year, we see huge potential for a thriving secondary market to stimulate trade in goods and services – the lifeblood of the global economy.”APG to close gender pay gapAPG, the €500bn Dutch asset manager and pensions provider, has announced a plan to close the pay gap between its male and female staff.It said a survey had shown that women received 2.2% less in salary on average than their male colleagues.To address this, APG said it would raise the remuneration of more than 125 female employees who received less, despite working in similar positions and having similar experience and years of service.According to the company, the pay increase would be achieved within its existing budget.It added that, for the remaining female workers, there was no difference in pay with male colleagues in a comparable position.APG employs approximately 3,000 staff, 960 of whom are women.Soros buys into GAMRenowned investor George Soros has acquired a 3% stake in GAM, the Swiss asset management firm that came under pressure last year after a manager was suspended.According to a Swiss stock exchange statement, the stake is held by SFM UK Management, a subsidiary of Soros Fund Management, which Soros chairs. In July 2018 GAM suspended Tim Haywood, lead manager of its absolute return and unconstrained fixed income funds, which led to a wave of investor redemptions. It is still in the process of liquidating the funds, although GAM has paid out roughly 90% of the assets in the affected funds as of 1 May.In February the listed Swiss asset manager reported assets under management of CHF56.1bn (€49.9bn) as at year-end 2018, down from CHF84.4bn a year before, with a reduction of CHF11bn related to the unconstrained/absolute return bond funds.last_img read more

Location, luxury and low-care tick the boxes for boutqiue buyers

first_img Both luxury villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters have now been sold. Inside Villa 2 which enjoys water views and easy access to Broadbeach.Strong sales were achieved on two spectacular waterfront villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, with a $2.85 million contract signed on Villa 2 this week while Villa 1 sold furnished for $3.025 million last December.“The interest in these villas was a real mix – from families with teenagers through to empty nesters and single couples,” said Kollosche agent Jay Helprin who handled the sales with Ryan Ward and Troy Dowker.“The interest is always going to be high when you present something a bit special.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46High spec boutique residences are hot property across the Gold Coast where owner occupiers seeking low-maintenance luxury in prime locations.Developers are doing well out of the deal too, maximising returns with multiple homes on the one block fetching upwards of $1 million a piece. Each luxury duplex fetched $1.01 million at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport. The views on offer from the outdoor terrace at 1/15 Deauville Dr, Southport.A high-end duplex development at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport sold out this week, with each semi-detached home having achieved $1.01 million – a record price for a duplex in Southport. “People these days are time poor so low-maintenance properties are attractive,” said Ray White agent Glen Williams.“People are prepared to pay for quality and to have an easier walk-in, walk-out kind of lifestyle in a great location.” An open air lounge room will occupy the rooftop at The Palms.The contemporary coastal meets Palm Springs freestanding villas will feature an open plan design with high spec finishes over three levels, with an open air lounge room on the rooftop.“These kinds of boutique high-end offerings are becoming more prevalent now,” Mr Nielsen said.“Most of our buyers are coming out of Sydney and Brisbane and they’re really wanting to land the chopper from Palm Beach down to Currumbin and Tugun.” Construction is also underway on Omira’s Kingscliff development, St Bart’s, where four freestanding villas sold for $995,000 a piece within five days of launching in late February. Rendered drawings of The Palms boutique development approved for 18 Hooper Dr, Currumbin.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoSydney-based Omira Property Group is behind two boutique developments on the southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast, both offering four high end villas in beachside hot spots.Launched last weekend, Villa 4 inside The Palms on Hooper St, Currumbin sold off the plan to a Gold Coast couple while Villas 1-3 are on the market priced between $975,000 and $995,000 each with handover due in June 2021. last_img read more

Custom Security Systems Announces BJ Swidecki to Vice President and General…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Bob Helstrom for Custom Security SystemsBJ Swidecki has been with Custom Security Systems for 37 years, beginning as an alarm installer.  He continued as a  field supervisor and purchasing agent for the company.Swidecki is now responsible for the Custom Security Family of Companies.   Our family of companies includes Alarm Center Inc., ACE Fire & Security Systems, and Custom Security Systems.BJ’s  experience helps bring long term continuity to a growing industry company.Custom Security Systems was originated in Lacey in 1972 by Bob and Yvonne Helstrom.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2016

first_imgPhilip D’Amato5814111124%62%$834,810 Edwin Maldonado85138915%35%$528,540 Joseph Talamo10413151413%40%$644,654 FRESH START FOR KOBE’S BACK IN BLINKERS?Kobe’s Back, who gets out of the gate slower than a Sumo wrestler, will wear blinkers for the first time in 17 career starts when he runs in Sunday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses at six furlongs.“He deserved a little freshening,” trainer Peter Eurton said in explaining why the five-year-old gray son of Flatter has not raced since finishing seventh of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland Oct. 31. “That’s the only reason he got the time off.“He’s not a nervous horse in the gate; he just gets pretty complacent. I hope the blinkers will help Sunday. This will be the first time he’s worn them in a race, but he’s had them on for every work since the Breeders’ Cup, in fact, almost every day in his training.“He does seem to be on the bridle more and getting underneath himself better. His works have been stronger, he’s showing more desire and interest, so we’ll see.“I may say after the race that it’s something I should have done sooner. Let’s hope so.”Owned by the C R K Stable of Lee and Susan Searing, Kobe’s Back won the Grade II San Vicente Stakes in 2014 and the Grade III Commonwealth last April, in addition to a maiden victory. He has earned $652,250.The Palos Verdes, race six of eight: Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Salutos Amigos, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Mystery Train, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Pulling G’s, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 9-2; and Cautious Giant, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Eurton40611615%58%$372,520 Drayden Van Dyke6777910%34%$431,329 LUCKY SEVEN POST IN LEWIS FOR UNCLE LINO?Both trainer and jockey are pleased with the draw for Uncle Lino in Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.“If I had to pick a post position, that would be it: seven of seven,” said Gary Sherlock, trainer of the son of Uncle Mo who tries two turns for the first time.“Hopefully he’ll lay off some of the speed and put in a good finish.”Added jockey Fernando Perez, who has ridden Uncle Lino in each of his three previous races, resulting in a maiden win and two photo-finish losses, a second and a third, each by a neck: “I don’t think he’ll be too wide with seven horses. I think it’s a good post position.”The Lewis: Let’s Meet in Rio, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; I Will Score, Mike Smith, 5-2; Dressed in Hermes, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Laoban, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Mor Spirit, Gary Stevens, 8-5; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 8-1; and Uncle Lino, Fernando Perez, 5-1. Peter Miller6293715%31%$333,040 John Sadler3956313%36%$246,810 Kent Desormeaux4479516%48%$619,745 STREET FANCY TAKES ON CHAMP SONGBIRD SATURDAYIMPERATIVE THE NEW CHOICE IN SAN ANTONIO STAKESOUTSIDE POST GOOD FOR UNCLE LINO IN ROBERT LEWISMcANALLY SEEKS TO ADD TO HIS SANTA ANITA RECORDBLINKERS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR KOBE’S BACK?DAVID C. LOPEZ IMPRESSES HORSEMEN AT SANTA ANITACHAMP NYQUIST TO WORK BEFORE FIRST RACE SUNDAY David Lopez891881520%46%$535,176 Agapito Delgadillo4265614%40%$162,942 Steven Miyadi3057517%57%$178,744 Jeff Bonde1952326%53%$121,360 Rafael Bejarano1042323922%53%$1,114,785 Fernando Perez891051611%35%$489,844 Mike Smith4863613%31%$537,385 Doug O’Neill7711121314%47%$493,362 Jerry Hollendorfer6766119%34%$378,911 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won ‘HAPPY’ IMPERATIVE SET FOR SAN ANTONIOWith Dortmund abstaining from Saturday’s San Antonio Stakes, chances for the opposition improved dramatically, specifically in the case of Imperative, who was made the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Grade II race at 1 1/8 miles with $500,000 in purse money.“The absence of Dortmund certainly should help a little bit, but my horse is doing good,” said Richard Baltas, trainer of Imperative, who was a game second to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome in the San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 9.“We’re not going to be that far off (the pace). He was closer last time. The horse is happy. I’m looking forward to the race.”The field for the San Antonio, race seven: Cat Burglar, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Donworth, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Cyrus Alexander, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Hard Aces, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Hoppertunity, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Blingo, Alex Solis, 20-1; Imperative, Mike Smith, 5-2; and El Kabeir, Gary Stevens, 6-1. McANALLY HOPES TO ADD TO LONGEVITY MARK IN SAN MARCOSRon McAnally has been at Santa Anita since 1948. He ranks fourth all-time in victories at The Great Race Place with 703, behind Bobby Frankel, 917, Charlie Whittingham, 869, and Bob Baffert, 751.McAnally also is fourth in stakes victories with 113, and hopes to add to that number Saturday when he sends out Quick Casablanca in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes for older horses at 1 ¼ miles on turf.“I’ve been here all my life,” said McAnally, who turns 84 on July 11. “The most dramatic change? Off-track betting. It hurt the live crowds, although originally they said the satellites would be 50 miles from here. Now it’s 20, at Pomona.“But my horse is doing well. He should like the distance. He doesn’t want to go a mile. He wants a mile-and-a-quarter, a mile-and-a-half. He won at a mile-and-half in Chile.”The San Marcos: Gaga A, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Class Leader, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1; Chiropractor, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Southern Freedom, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Power Foot, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Ganesh, Flavien Prat, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 4-1; Hay Dude, David C. Lopez, 5-2; Abbey Vale, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Quick Casablanca, Tyler Baze, 15-1; and Big Cazanova, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1. Richard Baltas4976314%33%$477,594 Flavien Prat1011791517%41%$849,968 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Garcia5686814%39%$492,789 (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 4) Bob Baffert4587918%53%$500,740 Martin Pedroza4664213%26%$156,390 Santiago Gonzalez12224171120%43%$934,188 STREET FANCY MAIN THREAT TO SONGBIRDPhil D’Amato is not deluding himself when it comes to Street Fancy’s chances of defeating champion Songbird in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, but on the other hand, he’s not the meet’s leading trainer by accident.Through 24 racing days, D’Amato held a 14-11 lead over runner-up Doug O’Neill, and had started 19 fewer horses. Making her first start this meet on Saturday will be Street Fancy, a daughter of Street Sense who won the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos Dec. 12, closing from seventh in a field of nine to win the mile-and-a-sixteenth race by a length under Mike Smith.The Hall of Fame jockey has ridden Songbird in each of her four victories and will be aboard again on Saturday.“Street Fancy is doing well and we’re going to see where we stand against the best filly in the country,” D’Amato said, speaking in glowing terms of unbeaten Songbird. “She’s a special filly. She might even be the best three-year-old in the country, male or female. But my filly’s not missed a beat since winning the Starlet. I think she’s moved forward and this will be a really good test or gauge to see where we stand.”The field: She’s a Warrior, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Street Fancy, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Jade Princess, Martin Garcia, 10-1; Decked Out, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-5; and Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1. APPRENTICE LOPEZ LIVING A DREAM AT SANTA ANITAApprentice jockey David C. (for Charles) Lopez is one of the best-kept secrets in Santa Anita’s riding colony. Through 24 days of the Winter Meet, the 26-year-old native of Puerto Rico who was raised in The Garden State and is “a Jersey boy at heart” ranked third in the standings with 18 wins from 89 mounts, a respectable 20 percent average.It doesn’t appear Lopez will slow down anytime soon, since he doesn’t lose his five-pound apprentice allowance until March 7. The next day, he will ride as a full-fledged journeyman,“Originally, I came out from Monmouth Park,” said Lopez, who is represented by agent J.R. Pegram. “I was raised in Long Branch, right next to Monmouth Park (in Oceanport). I went on a break for a while just galloping horses since 2011, then came back late 2014, early 2015 to Turf Paradise, got going a little, then went to Golden Gate with agent Dennis Patterson, and he got me rolling right off the bat. I think I won three the first week there.“It’s all been clicking. I never dreamed I’d be doing this well at Santa Anita, ever in my life. I just wanted to make a living at any track I was at, and I came here and everything’s been like a dream, really.“I’ve been galloping seven years and racing professionally about a year-and-a-half.”Lopez comes from a family of racetrackers, as does Pegram. David’s father, C.C. Lopez, still rides at Penn National at 53; his brother, Erick Lopez, 28, rides at Golden Gate; and his cousin, Jose Ferrer, rides at Tampa Bay Downs.“My grandfather, Carlos Lopez, also was a jockey,” David points out.Agent Jim Pegram is the father of J.R. and agent Brad Pegram. Owner/breeder Mike Pegram is Jim’s brother.One important horseman Lopez has impressed is leading trainer Phil D’Amato.“I think he’s definitely shown he can compete with the big boys on the Southern California circuit,” said D’Amato, who saddled two winners Thursday.“David’s got great hands and is one of those riders horses just run for. He reminds me of a version of Pat Day. He’s got light hands, finesse, and seems to get better each week.”FINISH LINES: Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Nyquist will work five furlongs under regular rider Mario Gutierrez at 10:15 a.m. Sunday before the first race at 11 a.m. as he prepares for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Monday, Feb. 15 . . . Bob Baffert on Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund missing Saturday’s San Antonio: “He’s been training but I lost some time with him. I was trying to get him back, but he’s not quite like the Dortmund we know. Kaleem (owner Kaleem Shah) said whatever you need to do, don’t run him until you’ve got him perfect.” . . . Baffert spent Thursday being escorted through Super Bowl’s Media Center and Radio Row in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco under the supervision of NTRA Media Relations Director Jim Mulvihill. Ever the good sport, Baffert even dove into a pit filled with foam squares when he tried to catch a long pass. NTRA posted the video on its Facebook page and suggested he “stick to training.” . . . Multiple stakes winner Toews On Ice worked six furlongs from the gate for Baffert in company Friday for the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 15. The son of Archarcharch was clocked in 1:14.20, while stablemate Speed Check went in 1:13.80 . . . Congratulations to Santa Anita’s popular on-track TV analyst Michelle Yu and her husband, trainer Ryan Hanson, on the birth of their seven-pound, four-ounce baby girl, Olivia Rein Hanson, at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in Orange County. “She was born on American Pharoah‘s birthday,” Yu pointed out. “Her hobbies include eating and sleeping, both of which she does very well.” . . . Favored in all four lifetime starts, Donworth makes his first start for new trainer Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s San Antonio Stakes since winning the Stanton Stakes by 11 lengths at Delaware Park last June. A 4-year-old colt by Tiznow, out of the Street Cry mare Temple Street, Donworth was purchased by Dennis O’Neill, Doug’s brother and stable consultant, at Keeneland’s breeding stock sale in November for $550,000, making him the sales topper. Donworth was purchased out of the Regis Farms dispersal handled by Three Chimneys for owner Paul Reddam. “We’re very excited,” said Doug when asked about Donworth. “Mario (Gutierrez) worked him for us last week and he loved how he felt. With Dortmund out, we believe he has a good chance to win.” Vladimir Cerin1661238%56%$154,690 Tyler Baze12112211510%40%$669,676 William Spawr2065230%65%$156,362 Mark Glatt4355212%28%$257,960 Mario Gutierrez939161110%39%$528,544 Kristin Mulhall2052125%40%$193,610 J. Keith Desormeaux2351622%52%$147,390last_img read more

GAA NEWS: JUSTIN BRADY MEMORIAL MATCH TAKES PLACE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK

first_imgSEAN MacCUMHAILL CLUB NOTESJUSTIN BRADY MEMORIALThe Justin Brady Memorial match will take place in Mac Cumhaill Park on New Years Eve at 4.30pm. Its the married men against the single lads.Bring the family along to watch the match and enjoy the refreshments in the bar afterwards.Guaranteed good craic! DINNER DANCE.The dinner dance will be held in the club on the 17th Jan.Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended.Music is by Ray Montana and tickets are available from the bar or from any Committee member.Lets get a great crowd out to support this event.CLUB AGM The AGM will be held in the Center on the 23rd of Jan. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the club website www.seanmaccumhaill.com, just click on the download section,or alternatively if you wish to have a form posted to you please contact the club secretary Mickey Mc Mahon on 0860242882 or [email protected] We would like all members to attend this meeting.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks Lotto.There was 1 match 3 winner. Peter Dunnion receives €150. This weeks jackpot is €3,100.BINGOThe Bingo is back in the Villa Rose this week. 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. ll very welcome.DONEGAL YEARBOOKThe Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagher 0866098801 for a copy.GAA NEWS: JUSTIN BRADY MEMORIAL MATCH TAKES PLACE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: December 29th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Sean MacCumhaill Club noteslast_img read more

Ramon Laureano taking at bats, running every other day as return date nears

first_imgKANSAS CITY — It’s been five weeks since Ramon Laureano fell on the 10-day IL with a stress reaction in his shin. Doctors told him back then he’d need a 4-to-6 week recovery period.It looks like Laureano could return to the lineup well within that frame. He’s taking at bats and running every other day, a routine that could be enough to prevent a trip to Stockton or Las Vegas for a rehab assignment.“We’d consider this the rehab assignment, facing pitchers,” manager Bob Melvin said. “They’re …last_img read more

SA to ensure new visa rules don’t harm tourism

first_img27 June 2014 South Africa’s new immigration regulations are being scrutinised by the Department of Tourism to ensure that they do not negatively influence tourist arrivals, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said in a statement on Wednesday. The department had received representations from tourism stakeholders on the possible “unintended consequences” of some of the provisions brought into effect by the new Immigration Act signed into law on 2 June, the minister said. Hanekom said that while the regulation of immigration matters was the constitutional responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs, “any matter that could have a detrimental impact on international tourist arrivals” to South Africa was a concern. Industry representatives say they are concerned about two specific provisions in the new regulations: the requirement for minors to travel with unabridged birth certificates, and the collection of biometric data (fingerprints and photographs) – which must be done in person at visa offices. Industry stakeholders told Hanekom they believed these measures could influence the competitiveness of South Africa as a tourism destination. Hanekom acknowledged that while the new regulations reflected South Africa’s commitment to combating child trafficking, that the prospect of “unforeseen and unintended negative consequences” should be taken seriously. “Like many other destinations, we have a dual imperative: we have to combat child trafficking by aligning our approach to global efforts, while limiting damage to our competitiveness as a tourism destination.” The minister said his department and industry stakeholders were studying global best practice on these broader policy challenges as well as on the practicalities of implementing such measures. Officials from the Department of Tourism were in “urgent discussions” with their counterparts in Home Affairs to clarify any misperceptions and to find appropriate solutions. Hanekom said he would meet Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to follow up on these discussions if required. “I want to assure our trade partners and other industry stakeholders that as government, we understand the value of travel and tourism, which has grown so impressively over the past few years. “We will carefully consider any negative impacts of well-intentioned measures on international tourist arrivals and the attractiveness of our destination.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more