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1,407 rented homes in Limerick fail inspection

first_imgEmail Print Radical shift needed with 257 homeless in Limerick Limerick Rent Pressure Zones welcomed Advertisement Labour would put super tax on co-living units O’Sullivan welcomes funding for apprenticeships at Limerick Institute of Technology Linkedin Previous articleEssential Jazz – NOTIFY and the Mark Lettieri TrioNext articleWin cinema tickets Editor WhatsAppcenter_img NewsHousing1,407 rented homes in Limerick fail inspectionBy Editor – November 12, 2017 2970 Overcrowded rented accommodationOF 1,407 inspections of rented properties in Limerick carried out by Limerick City and County Council last year, not one was fully compliant with regulations.And former housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan said this represents “the tip of the iceberg,” a statement confirmed by a spokesman for the council, who said that the number of inspections carried out equates to just 7 per cent of the total private rental stock in the local authority’s jurisdiction.  The majority of inspections that took place were in the city and suburbs, which is the location of the majority of privately owned rental stock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spokesman said that the premises would have been ruled non-compliant “for a variety of reasons. “The vast majority of non-compliance issues were resolved promptly to the satisfaction of the local authority, the landlord and the tenant,” he said.He could not provide figures on how many of the non-compliant premises had been reinspected or what number passed on re-inspection.  “Limerick City and County Council has a statutory duty to enforce rental property standards while at the same time working with landlords to ensure tenancies are sustained,” he said.The information was obtained by the Limerick Post in the wake of an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed shocking and dangerous conditions in the rental sector in various parts of the country, with some premises being overcrowded to the point of 60 tenants sharing a let.Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanDeputy O’Sullivan spoke in the Dáil earlier this week in support of a call for an NCT-style inspection of rented accommodation. This would simplify matters as landlords would have to tick the boxes on certain issues such as fire safety before they could get a licence. Then inspectors would only have to ask for the licence rather than carry out a full inspection of the premises,” she said.But she added that the “landlords who are operating underground must be rooted out and there should be significant and even criminal sanctions for people who rent dangerous accommodation”.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Limerick TD Niall Collins said he was “shocked by what I saw in that programme. In many cases, vulnerable people are being abused by unscrupulous landlords whose sole focus is maximising profit”. Speaking in the Dáil during the Sinn Féin motion on private rental sector accommodation, Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said it was important to show the Dáil is taking note of the disgraceful behaviour of some landlords. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan“The lack of resources provided to local authorities has resulted in a lack of inspections and as a consequence the total disregard of standards in the private rental sector. “Real action needs to be taken by this government on this problem. We are calling for an NCT type system for private rented housing to further strengthen compliance with legal standards, as suggested by Threshold, the housing charity”, Deputy Quinlivan stated.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Threshold said that they are “delighted to see that the NCT concept has been generally accepted because we believe it’s critical to changing the entire ethos of compliance within the sector. “However, we are asking the Minister to reconsider the issue of self-certification. It has not worked in the past and Priory Hall is a case in point. If we can’t self-certify a motor vehicle, then how can we self-certify rented homes?” the statement asked. Twitter A woman well able to fight her corner Concerns raised over Punches Cross student development TAGScriminal sanctionsfire safetyinspectionsJan O’SullivanLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and Council CouncilMaurice Quinlivannon-compliancePriory Hallprivate rented accommodationSinn FeinThreshold Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Group Urges Vermont Yankee License Renewal

first_imgGroup Urges Vermont Yankee License RenewalAt PSB Hearing They Note that Plant’s Power is Criticalfor Vermont’s Economy and Quality of LifeMontpelier, VT/September 15, 2008 – The Vermont Energy Partnership, a diverse group of more than 90 business, labor, and community leaders as well as individual energy experts today reiterated its strong support for the license renewal of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon.At the Vermont Public Service Board hearing Monday on the license renewal of the plant and through written remarks, more than a dozen Partnership members will comment on the plant’s importance and how it serves the public good. They addressed its safety record, its economic importance, and its role in mitigating pollution and keeping Vermont clean.Below are excerpts.On the Plant’s Overall Importance to Vermont”Vermont Yankee is a safe, highly scrutinized, and well operated facility that provides clean power to the region. Its license should be renewed. The continued operation of Vermont Yankee is vital to Vermont. It provides abundant and low-cost electricity, is an important component of our diverse power supply, produces practically zero greenhouse gas emissions, and provides substantial economic benefits for Vermont’s economy. For economic and environmental reasons, Vermont’s Yankee’s license renewal makes compelling sense.”Brad FerlandPresidentThe Vermont Energy PartnershipOn the Electricity Challenges at Hand”Today, Vermont Yankee produces about 70 percent of all electricity produced in Vermont. This baseload production is without carbon, sulfur, mercury, or nitrogen oxides, all of which contribute to air pollution. Any substitute will require additional transmission and sightings. With today’s technology, our baseload supply cannot be achieved through a combination of conservation, efficiencies and alternative supply. The alternative would have to be either coal or gas-fired generation creating pollution.”Milt EatonFormer Vermont Secretary of Development and Community Affairs and Retired U.S. Department of Energy OfficialOn Environmental Benefits”Vermont can proudly say it has one of the lowest carbon emitting electricity portfolios of any state in the U.S. largely because of Vermont Yankee’s operation. For over thirty years, Vermont Yankee has been providing Vermont with one-third of its electricity without emitting carbon, nitrogen and sulfur dioxides that destroy air, water and land quality.”Jennifer ClancyEnvironmentalistOn Economic Benefits”The value of Vermont Yankee for the Windham County community is immense. The plant provides hundreds of jobs and large tax revenues. Should Vermont Yankee not be re-licensed, Windham County would lose a major contributor to our economy. The electric rate, because of Vermont Yankee, helps to keep many of our local employers competitive in the world market.”Dart EverettBusiness Leader, Brattleboro, VTOn Safety”Vermont Yankee’s safety culture and practices ensure that the plant is one of the safest places in Vermont. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has nuclear energy experts at Vermont Yankee daily. These highly qualified individuals make sure that Vermont Yankee adheres to rigorous and comprehensive safety programs. Vermont Yankee has an excellent safety record and has consistently been given the NRC’s highest annual safety rating – green.”Dennis McMahonCommunity Leader, Chittenden County# # #last_img read more

Budget season tip: Do one thing to win hearts, minds & wallets in 2016

first_imgRecently, we wrote about the reality of budget season: how budget season always begins with ideas for big programs and changes for the year ahead, but ends with a tightly sealed budget, a small list of usually regulatory-driven “must do projects”, and only memories of the grander projects proposed at the outset of the year. And how credit unions can break through that annual archetype by identifying at least one signature project that they will commit to for the year ahead and renewing that commitment at the beginning, middle, and end of the planning cycle.Finally, we suggested 3 specific ideas for potential signature projects:Build a New ProductImplement or Enhance a ChannelGo Deep on a Marketing Campaign.We looked closely at the first of these ideas – building a new product – and wrote about how to build a new product based on your members’ wants and needs.Today, we’re going to dive into the second of these ideas, to help you make it the one thing your credit union does in 2016.Implement or Enhance a Channel It’s safe to say that, in the last decade, credit unions have been forced to make significant investments in digital channels. Some credit unions have led the charge, some have been quick to jump onboard once a new channel gained traction, and some have been pulled along kicking and screaming. Regardless of which category your credit union falls into, there are some digital channels that are an absolute necessity if you plan to attract new members, curb attrition, and have any intention of remaining a relevant institution.Simply put, if you do not have a viable Online Banking platform, Mobile Banking, and integrated Bill Pay, please stop reading this article and call an emergency meeting with your senior leaders and BOD. You’re officially in triage.For everyone else, 2016 presents an opportunity to contemplate a new channel of service for your members, and the last couple of years have given us some exciting new technologies. Full service Kiosks and Person-to-Person (P2P) payments are hot channels to consider.P2P, in particular, has seen a huge explosion in our industry, especially among the younger demographics that have an inherent trust in technology. They have gladly ditched checkbooks for the more convenient digital wallets and are quite comfortable with this method of sharing money with friends, family, and small businesses. In fact, Apple recently made it known that it is working with U.S. banks to develop its own network to execute P2P transactions with the iPhone. Clearly there is a demand. And you thought Apple Pay was a game changer.That said, you may find that the best course of action is revisiting and enhancing an existing channel. In our digital world, it does not take long for a platform to become obsolete, cumbersome, or even a bit embarrassing if it’s not keeping pace with contemporary trends.When was the last time you updated your Online Banking and IVR platforms? What about a Mobile Banking update? Are you reluctant because you just implemented mobile 36 months ago? Don’t be. More intuitive solutions are made available every day and, like it or not, it is a key element for providing high quality member service.There is a lot of research available about what channels consumers prefer, and the results are often broad and varied. Therefore we advise you look at your own data and understand your members’ preferences in channel usage and transaction activities. Consider these insights when deliberating what makes sense regarding your estimated costs and potential revenue.Last, but certainly not least, incent your members to adopt your new channel and/or increase their engagement with a current one. Our industry is waking up to the incredible power of loyalty programs that compliment your strategic initiatives.Consider evaluating a platform that allows your credit union the flexibility to create and update loyalty programs with ease, speed, and based on your goals. Don’t get locked into some cookie-cutter program that may limit your flexibility or do nothing to promote your new channel.That’s it. Two down and one to go! Watch for our upcoming article on Doing One Thing: Idea #3 – Go Deep on a Marketing Campaign. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Damien Hayes Damien Hayes is the Senior Revenue Consultant at Saylent Technologies,Inc. with over 15 years of experience working with banks and credit unions. Today, Damien puts his energy into working … Web: www.saylent.com Detailslast_img read more

Unai Emery reveals what he told Arsenal players at half-time in fightback against Man Utd

first_imgUnai Emery reveals what he told Arsenal players at half-time in fightback against Man Utd The Spaniard encouraged his side in the dressing room after a lacklustre first half (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says he spoke to his Arsenal players about playing with more calmness in the second half of Monday night’s draw against Manchester United as they fought back from a goal down.The Gunners went behind to a Scott McTominay strike just before half-time, though levelled the scores in the second period through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose effort was initially – and wrongly – ruled out by the linesman.Emery felt his side kept United at bay well in the first half, though instructed them to play with more intention to score at the half-time break – and felt they could have got a winner too. Comment Emery felt Arsenal could even have nicked all three points at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘But also we had good chances to score the second goal, with Bukayo [Saka] and the second with Reiss Nelson after a good action with [Joe] Willock.‘But also they had some chances to score. So after I think the team deserve two draws.’He added to BBC Sport: ‘I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing. We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Emery felt his side gave up several chances to United on the counter before the goal (Getty)Asked about the result, Emery told Sky Sports: ‘It’s not the best result, but I think the draw is far for the two teams after 90 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The first half for example, they started pressing a lot, but we controlled the match with good positioning, not letting a lot of chances.‘At the end of the first half we let them have three transitions, and the third was a goal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And second half we were speaking in the dressing room: be calm and our objective was to score one goal and after to try to find our moment to get the possibility to win the match.‘But really after our goal, little by little, they imposed also, they pushed with their supporters here and we struggled.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 10:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link160Shareslast_img read more

Cardinals 8th Graders Fall To Trojans In SEI Tourney

first_imgThe Sunman-Dearborn Trojans defeated the 8th Grade SLS Basketball Cardinals 38-22 in the second round of the SEI Tournament, Tuesday, January 20.The Cardinals had difficulty establishing their offense tonight against an aggressive defensive effort by Sunman Dearborn.The Cardinals now have a record of 16 wins against 7 losses for the season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.last_img

Amazon Announces Plans to Open New Delivery Station in Boca Raton

first_imgOnline retailer Amazon announced Wednesday that it plans to open a new delivery station in south Palm Beach County later this year.Amazon Logistics, the company’s delivery service, has signed “various leases” in an effort to open the delivery facility in Boca Raton.The new station will expedite deliveries for customers in the Boca Raton area, according to the company.Delivery stations allow “Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities,” the company added in a written statement.Hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour with benefits, will be available.last_img read more

It was the Williamson & Maida Show as Leafs rock Rockets 8-0

first_imgIt was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the fourth straight, and sixth in the past seven games, for a Leafs team that has been hampered of late with the flu.Nelson, 11-3-2-1, continues to hold a four-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.“Everyone right now is kind of suffering with (flu), myself included, and it just shows the group we have in that room right now and resiliency we have to just keep going no matter what happens,” Maida explained.After outlasting Grand Forks 8-6 Friday night, Nelson made this game a laugher 23 minutes into the contest.After Jay Sidhu gave Nelson a 1-0 lead, rookie Dylan Williamson went to work.The Calgary native scored twice on the same shift, one of the markers coming on the power play, to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period. “It was a lot of fun getting those first two on the same shift was a real momentum builder for me,” said the 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson.“I was thinking maybe then I could get three after that.”In the second, Nelson scored twice in less than a minute to take a 5-0 lead.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and magic hands Williamson then finished off the period with two power play goals to give Nelson a commanding 7-0 lead after 40 minutes.Williamson scored his fourth of the game in the third, flipping a shot from the corner that somehow found its way into the net.“On the third I just wacked at it and it went top shelf but on the fourth, I think someone was looking down on me on the fourth because I just flipped it at the net and it went in,” said Williamson, scoring two of Nelson three power play goals.Leading by eight, Nelson played out the rest of the game allowing Maida to register the shutout.“It’s huge (winning four in a row) on any level of hockey,” Maida exclaimed.“We’re just focusing on right now on playing our game trying to get all the points we can get,” Maida added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 32-20 in the contest with Williamson being named the Home Star in the contest.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday against the Columbia Valley Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Nelson lost the services of Patrick Croome in the third period after the burley defenceman came to the aid of Dylan Williamson during an altercation neat the Golden player’s bench. . . .Nelson finished the month of October with a 7-2-1 record. . . . Matt MacDonald had four assists to take over the lead in Leafs scoring with 21 points. Robson Cramer, who had three points, is second with 19 points. Michael Crawford also finished with three points. . . . Dylan Williamson has registered 11 points (six goals and five assists) in five games with Nelson.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2017)–Sent from her inside post from the outset, heavily favored Vale Dori took no prisoners as she waltzed gate to wire to a 2 ½ length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the newly turned 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare notched her third consecutive win as she negotiated a mile and one sixteenth over a main track listed as “good” in 1:44.95.With second choice Wild At Heart in close attendance down the backside, Smith called upon Vale Dori approaching the three furlong pole and opened up immediately, making the La Canada a race for the minor placings at that point.“It’s important to have her versatility,” said Smith.  “I think she’s got to the point where she’s not a one dimensional horse and I think she’d even sit off of someone now if they wanted to get crazy…I look for her to do some great things.  She’s got a long year ahead of her and hopefully she won’t run into my other big mare (Jerry Hollendorfer’s Songbird) and I get to ride them both.”Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori, who was making her sixth start for Baffert in Southern California, came off an impressive three length win in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap at Del Mar Dec. 3 and she now has four wins in combination with Baffert.Off at 1-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares, she paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.  (With $632,101 out of the total show pool of $682,814 bet on her, Vale Dori created a minus show pool of $119,663).“She’s come a long way,” said Baffert.  “It was tough to get a bridle on her before.  She was tough.  She’s improving, we see it.  I’m just glad she’s doing well.  We’ll get her ready for the big guns.  I wonder if Mike will stay on her (laughing).”Trainer Art Sherman’s Show Stealer, next to last going into the far turn, picked up the pieces and ran second, some 7 ½ lengths clear of Autumn Flower.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Show Stealer was off at 13-1 and paid  $5.80 and $3.40.Autumn Flower, who was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, was content to lag well back in last, but kept to her task through the drive, as she came up the rail to finish third by a half length.Off at 20-1, Autumn Flower paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.63, 47.58, 1:12.43 and 1:38.37.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgNorberto Arroyo, Jr.951910920%40%$819,486 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 NEW PILOTS IN SANTA MARGARITA FOR FINEST CITY, VALE DORIWith regular rider of both Finest City and Vale Dori Mike Smith out of town next Saturday, each will have a new pilot in the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at a mile and an eighth on the main track.Finest City, Eclipse Award winner as older female sprint champion of 2016, was ridden by Smith in her last two outings, victories in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 5, and the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 21.Smith also has ridden Vale Dori to victories in her last three races, all Grade II events, the Bayakoa Handicap, the La Canada Stakes and the Santa Maria Stakes.The 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey rides Sham Stakes runner-up American Anthem for Bob Baffert next Saturday in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Ian Kruljac, trainer of Finest City, has engaged Tyler Baze for the Santa Margarita, while Baffert, trainer of the Argentine-bred mare Vale Dori, has called on Rafael Bejarano.Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White may have to beckon all his skills deciding on which mare to make favorite, but for sure, either Finest City or Vale Dori will be the betting choice.With 16 wins from just 47 mounts, the selective Smith is winning at a remarkable 34 percent at the Winter Meet, but those mounts have earned $1,438,547. That’s why Smith has the deserving reputation as a “money rider.”Also probable for the Santa Margarita are Autumn Flower, no rider; Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez; Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, and possibly Show Stealer, Stewart Elliott. Peter Miller912821931%64%$1,353,516 Philip D’Amato7515101320%51%$910,490 Tyler Baze21535422616%48%$1,664,739 Kent Desormeaux12527151322%44%$1,513,087 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat20046313823%58%$2,887,489 WITH GORMLEY ‘HOME’ FOR SAN FELIPE, ROYAL MO WORKS FOR REBEL             With stablemate Gormley staying home at Santa Anita to run in today’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo worked six furlongs in company Saturday morning in 1:13.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza for the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park next Saturday.Workmate Guggenheim was clocked in 1:14 flat.“I got him (Royal Mo) in 13 and change,” said John Shirreffs, who trains the son of Uncle Mo for Jerry and Ann Moss. “He looked very good. Victor was happy with him, so if he comes out of the work well, we’re on our way. He’ll ship on the 14th.” Joseph Talamo13519131814%37%$638,073 Richard Baltas11319201817%50%$1,030,778 Doug O’Neill12517252014%50%$1,218,196 Kristin Mulhall3176323%52%$213,230 Stewart Elliott13414161910%37%$696,903 Rafael Bejarano11419182117%51%$1,093,648 Santiago Gonzalez11412181511%39%$586,819 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Smith471651334%72%$1,438,547 BAZE, BEJARANO ON PRIME MOUNTS SANS SMITH EURTON: ‘HAVEN’T SEEN THE BEST OF MILKY WAY’LEWIS WINNER ROYAL MO WORKS FOR SHIRREFFSBAFFERT BREEZES TRIO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA ‘HONEST’ SHEEZA MILKY WAY IN SUNDAY’S SANTA ANASheeza Milky Way has been flirting with graded stakes status during her 12-race career and trainer Peter Eurton hopes the four-year-old Sidney’s Candy filly achieves that level in Sunday’s Grade II Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.“She’s an honest filly, she’s doing very well and if she gets the trip, she’s going to give you everything she has,” Eurton said. “She might be a notch below (the top ones), but I think you haven’t seen the best of her yet.”The Santa Ana: Pretty Girl, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Do the Dance, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani, 5-2; Sheeza Milky Way, Jamie Theriot, 6-1; Sweet Charity, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Kenriya, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Evo Campo, Brice Blanc, 8-1; and Responsibleforlove, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 6-1. Edwin Maldonado63117917%43%$336,985 William Spawr27104337%63%$303,251 John Sadler509101018%58%$525,394 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won (Current Through Friday, March 10) Mark Glatt70911913%41%$421,485 Vladimir Cerin47910719%55%$337,504 Bob Baffert53108919%51%$990,731 Corey Nakatani67117616%36%$608,717 Tiago Pereira9711111411%37%$383,995 Martin Pedroza10514201913%50%$592,933 Victor Espinoza55913716%53%$664,237 FINISH LINES:  Bob Baffert supervised workouts Saturday morning for Sham Stakes runner-up American Anthem, San Antonio Stakes winner Hoppertunity and Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity in 2015, each going six furlongs in a bullet 1:11.60. American Anthem had Martin Garcia up and  worked with Mor Spirit. Hoppertunity, ticketed for the Dubai World Cup on March 25, went with workmate Dr. Dorr who got a five furlong clocking of 59.80 . . . Corey Nakatani rides It Tiz Well for Jerry Hollendorfer in today’s Grade III Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park . . . Mike McCarthy reports Illuminant in good shape following her impressive comeback win in Friday’s Wishing Well Stakes. McCarthy has her ticketed for Keeneland’s Grade I Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf April 15 . . . With his game victory aboard 6-1 shot Classic Ruler in today’s first race, it marked the fifth win for apprentice Evin Roman, who lost three pounds from his weight allowance and now rides as a seven-pound ‘bug.’ . . . On Saturday, March 18, Santa Anita offers the St. Paddy’s Day Pitch, with the person who tosses a ringer winning $1 million! It’s free to enter. Just get on track, fill out a contest entry card and you could be one of four entries selected to participate, or sign up online at santaanita.com/events before March 18, as one online entry also will be chosen . . . Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. Turn your clocks forward one hour Saturday night. Trainer Standings Peter Eurton50115622%44%$547,152 J. Keith Desormeaux3683522%44%$479,505 Steven Miyadi57814614%49%$379,961 Jerry Hollendorfer10621142120%53%$1,495,524 (Current Through Friday, March 10, 2017 Inclusive) Jeff Bonde2173233%57%$261,585last_img read more