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Do not oppose Fearless Samurai

first_img FRANCIA’S PRIDE will report in good nick, and despite the strong claims of the Anthony Nunes-trained COUNTER ATTACK, she should make amends in a field of seven. TWO STEPS UP, who has been running consistently well, looks the one to beat in the third race 1100 metres for $250,000 – $210,000 claiming horses. She finished a close third to DIFERENTGENERATION and FIERY PATH over this trip in the Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup on February 8, and now dropped in class, should make no mistake in a field of nine. SHE’S A LEGACY, the mount of three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson, should be good enough to win the fourth race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds, following her close second to BILINGUAL over 1100 metres last November. That represents better form than most and although she can expect stiff competition from lightly-raced ZI BEAST and first time runners PAINTTHISTOWNRED and RAGE OF ANGELS, SHE’S A LEGACY is given the edge in a field of 11. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by JESSIE JAMES and BALLON D’OR, with top apprentices Bebeto Harvey and Linton Steadman aboard. Their respective dangers are recent winner NATASHADONTPLAY and Nelson’s mount, LAZZA, a recent course winner. RUNNING CONSISTENTLY FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES With eight favourites having obliged last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and Super-6s were caught by scores of punters and all start anew with guaranteed minimums of $1 million and $750,000, respectively. The Pick 9 will embrace races three to 11, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a three-year-old and up restricted stakes to be contested by seven starters, including hat-trick seeker FEARLESS SAMURAI and recent winner BIRD CATCHER. With 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta ensuring that the race will go through by saddling all of four starters, it will take a brave punter to oppose his impressive 3-y-o colt, FEARLESS SAMURAI, with champion jockey Omar Walker again in the saddle. A winner of his last two races, FEARLESS SAMURAI looked a live classic contender on January 25 when strolling home by 81/2 lengths from LADY FAYE over 1500 metres. And before that, on October 17, he easily accounted for HENRY THE SECOND and subsequent champion, 2-y-o SOTOMAYOR, over 1400 metres, The son of Fearless Vision, Sayur, obviously has a touch of class and, having looked razor sharp at exercise, should lead home BIRD CATCHER, a narrow winner from over 1400 metres on February.4 Trainer Fitzroy Glispie, who conditions BIRD CATCHER, should have better luck with highly-fancied FRANCIA’S PRIDE in the second race over 1820 metres. The 4-y-o filly finished a length third to DANCING QUEEN and ANOTHER FURY over a mile on February 8, but the result would have been different had she not suffered interference from stable-companion, ANOTHER FURY, entering the straight. (1) FEARLESS SAMURAI (2) FRANCIA’S PRIDE/ COUNTER ATTACK (4) TWO STEPS UP/ ABOGADO (5) SHE’S A LEGACY/ ZI BEAST (5) JESSIE JAMES/ NATASHADONTPLAY (6) BALLON D’OR/ LAZZAlast_img read more

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Bad Roads Frustrate Cocoa Farmer, As cocoa price climbs

first_imgCocoa placed on dryers at a warehouse in BuutuoBad road conditions is said to be hampering cocoa trade along the Liberia, Ivory Coast border despite the high price of cocoa on the market.Avigo Johnson, a cocoa farmer living near the Gblarlay Township in Nimba County said due to bad roads, farmers are not benefiting from the high price of cocoa this season.He said at present the price of cocoa has gone above US$2 and its Liberian equivalent of over L$180, but the actual price is not gained because of the difficulty the buyers encounter on the road to reach them.North eastern Nimba County along the Liberia, Ivory Coast border is one of the cocoa belts in Liberia where over thousands of tons of cocoa are harvested annually.But bad roads remain a serious problem for the growth and development of this cash crop which once made Liberia famous in the world during the late 70s.Farmer Avigo Johnson said the new method introduced by some local NGOs had produced heavy yields of cocoa and prolonged the bearing season.“As we speak, we are still harvesting cocoa and it continues to bear due to the new farming method which involves the use of chemical fertilizers,” he said.“With the new method, we spray our cocoa regularly against disease thereby making the produce fresh and promoting higher yields, but the road is very bad and deplorable,” he complained.Cocoa remains the world’s  source of producing chocolate, but the cocoa industry declines when the price of cocoa falls leaving many cocoa farmers to transform their farms to rubber the price of which was high on the market some years back. The decline in the price of rubber is encouraging cash crop farmers to reinvest in cocoa.Some companies are now providing farmers with new hybrid cocoa that bears within the period of three years after planting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Court officials say Chatsworth lockup can’t ease overcrowding

first_imgThis isn’t the first time the $96 million Chatsworth Courthouse has been the subject of controversy. The courthouse, originally planned in the 1980s, was delayed by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, construction disputes and neighborhood opposition. The 300,000-square-foot facility opened in 2002 at Winnetka Avenue and Plummer Street. After promising nearby residents that only misdemeanor cases would be handled at the courthouse, court officials decided in 2003 to transfer felony trials to other courthouses, allowing the lockup facility to be closed and saving the cash-strapped court system $1 million annually. Today, the courthouse only handles civil matters and doesn’t use the lockup facility at all. “If and when we ever get funds to build the courthouse out to the number of courtrooms it’s supposed to have, then that dynamic could change,” Parachini said. “When we had to consolidate operations during the 2002 budget crisis, we combined functions of the Chatsworth and Van Nuys lockups. The one in Van Nuys could handle the sole demand for both of them, and it’s much cheaper to run than the two. “It was a fiscal decision that resulted in the Chatsworth Courthouse being converted to a civil-only courthouse, at least for the time being.” Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sheriff Lee Baca has no desire to use the Chatsworth lockup to house inmates. “It’s a court facility and it would be cost-prohibitive to turn that into a full jail,” Whitmore said. “Just to bring it online as a lockup would cost $3.5 million.” The jurors’ concerns come as the Sheriff’s Department has been reopening some jails throughout the county to ease overcrowded. Because the jails are so full, Baca has granted early release to hundreds of thousands of inmates in recent years, many whom only served 10 percent of their sentences. In an effort to address the problem, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation earlier this week that will shift thousands of inmates sentenced for minor, nonviolent crimes out of county jail beds and into electronic-monitoring systems using ankle bracelets. This will allow the additional jail beds to be used to ensure violent criminals serve longer portions of their sentences. Up to 2,000 inmates in the county jail system will be placed into electronic monitoring systems. Currently, about 400 offenders are on electronic monitoring. “This should alleviate a lot of the overcrowding,” said Supervisor Don Knabe, who proposed the legislation last year. “And the big thing here is to allow law enforcement and judges to have control over sentencing, versus the prisoners themselves. “For those convicted of minor offenses, it should help to alleviate some of the overcrowding while also keeping the bad guys in there.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County court officials said Friday that while a civil grand jury has described an unused detention facility at the Chatsworth Courthouse as a “multimillion dollar boondoggle,” the structure cannot be used to permanently house inmates. In a report this summer, jurors wrote that the “Chatsworth Jail” includes a state-of-the-art detention facility engineered to accommodate 350 prisoners, but is empty and not being used even as state prisons are full beyond capacity. But Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said the Chatsworth facility is a “lockup” – like those in courthouses around the county – used to temporarily house inmates as they await court appearances. Under state regulations, Parachini said the facility cannot be used like a jail because it does not have medical, kitchen or laundry facilities. “It just ain’t a jail,” Parachini said. “It’s unfortunate the Grand Jury mistook it for a jail facility. Maybe they didn’t fully understand the difference between a jail and a lockup. A lockup is different from a jail in a variety of ways. “The cells are not designed for overnight occupancy. And obviously, there is no security perimeter around the building, which would be another requirement of a jail. “It is a courthouse with a lockup. It was never designed, and as currently configured, never could be a jail.” But in their report, jurors said the facility “sits in an empty, pristine and unused condition, despite the fact that the Board of Supervisors is well aware of the appalling conditions at both Twin Towers and Men’s Central Jail. “Who is responsible for the multimillion dollar boondoggle, also known as the Chatsworth Jail?” last_img read more

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