Assemblymember Holden Introduces Legislation to Extend and Expand Dual Enrollment

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Mahrez Fires Algeria into AFCON 2019 Final

first_imgAn own goal by William Troost Ekong in the first half gifted the Desert Foxes the lead. A Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review however earned Nigeria a penalty resulting from Aissa Mandi’s handling of Oghenekaro Etebo volley from outside the box. Odion Ighalo converted the spot kick to rekindle hope for Nigeria.An injury to Youcef Atal, who fractured his collarbone during the quarterfinal win over Ivory Coast on penalties, forced Djamel Belmadi to start Mehdi Zeffane at right-back, while Nigeria fielded the same team that overcame South Africa here.Algeria supporters filled most of the lower tier at one end of the ground, dwarfing a small section of Nigeria fans, but there were large swathes of empty seats at the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.Leading scorers in the tournament and considered the most impressive side, Algeria quickly asserted themselves as Ramy Bensebaini headed narrowly over before a wicked Youcef Belaili cross nearly lead to a goal for Baghdad Bounedjah.Hesitant defending from Kenneth Omeruo just outside his own area then allowed Bounedjah to nip in, but the Al-Sadd striker could only shoot tamely at Daniel Akpeyi.Seemingly having moved on from the penalty miss that reduced him to tears in the last round, Bounedjah was consistently proving a nuisance to a nervy Nigeria backline with Jamilu Collins relieved to see a toed clearance land on the roof of the net.Nigeria countered intermittently as Ighalo dragged wide after Mahrez was caught in possession, but the Manchester City winger promptly atoned as Algeria made the breakthrough on 40 minutes.After gathering the ball on the right Mahrez danced past Collins before sending over a cross that flicked off the left-back and struck a helpless Troost-Ekong in the midriff before tricking over the line.Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr praised his side’s resilience, particularly the way they bounced back from a shock loss to Madagascar to eliminate defending champions Cameroon, and Nigeria again hit back with the aid of VAR.Gambian referee Bakary Gassama initially dismissed Nigerian penalty appeals when a Etebo shot struck the arm of Aissa Mandi but reserved that decision, with Ighalo sending goalkeeper Rais Mbohli the wrong way from the spot for his competition-best fourth goal.Sofiane Feghouli blazed over late on and extra time beckoned after Ismael Bennacer rattled the bar in stoppage time, but Mahrez won it at the death with a thunderous strike into the top corner.Nigeria will next play Tunisia who lost 1-0 to Senegal in the bronze match on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Super Eagles to play Tunisia in bronze match on FridayNigeria’s dream of a fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title ended last night as Super Eagles lost 1-2 to Algeria in the second semi final decided in Cairo, Egypt.Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez fired Algeria into the AFCON final with a sensational free-kick into the far corner in the dying seconds of the five added minutes to the regulation time. It is Algeria’s first final since lifting the trophy as hosts in 1990. Riyad Karim Mahrez of Algeria celebrating his goal to 2-1 during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on July 14,2019. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)last_img read more

Dodgers’ Josh Fields sent to Triple-A, Sergio Romo activated

first_imgOver his past five appearances, however, Fields was charged with seven runs in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits to the 23 batters he faced in that time and five of them were home runs.“You look back at the video and it’s just some missed execution and they’re not foul balls or fly balls. They’ve just been home runs,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.Roberts said the demotion is “not punitive at all” for Fields, who might be feeling the weight of his workload. This demotion will allow him to “reset” and “give him a breather” with the OKC Dodgers.“I still have a lot of confidence in Josh and I know he’ll be back soon,” Roberts said. “He’s still having a great year and we expect him to have a great year when he gets back.”Romo was not having a great year when he went to the DL with a sprained left ankle about 10 days ago. He had a 6.41 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 24 appearances for the Dodgers before going on the DL with five home runs allowed in 19 2/3 innings. LOS ANGELES >> Ohio was not kind to the Dodgers’ bullpen.During last week’s six-game trip to Cleveland and Cincinnati, the Dodgers’ relief corps – which started the trip with the lowest ERA in the National League – had an 8.20 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and seven home runs allowed in the six games. Take away closer Kenley Jansen’s four scoreless appearances and the rest of the bullpen’s ERA was 9.98 on the trip. Over the past nine games (including three at home against the Reds), the bullpen ERA minus Jansen was 7.71 with 10 home runs allowed in nine games.The Dodgers won eight of those nine games thanks to an offense that averaged 6.7 runs per game against Ohio’s teams. But the bullpen’s numbers over that stretch made change inevitable. Long man Ross Stripling was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday after giving up three-run home runs in each of his previous two outings. And Monday, right-hander Josh Fields followed him with right-hander Sergio Romo activated from the disabled list.Through the end of May, Fields was the Dodgers’ most reliable setup man. He was charged with just two runs in his first 22 appearances, striking out 27 of the first 83 batters he faced and allowing only one home run. Romo made two appearances for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on a rehab assignment over the weekend. He allowed one run  on three hits over three innings while striking out two.Pitching plansThe Dodgers will juggle their rotation in advance of this weekend’s series against the Colorado Rockies. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will move up a day and start Thursday in the series finale against the New York Mets. That allows left-hander Alex Wood (7-0 with a 1.90 ERA this season) to move back and start against the Rockies on Friday.Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (Saturday) and right-hander Brandon McCarthy (Sunday) line up to start the rest of the series against the Rockies.Meanwhile, right-hander Kenta Maeda will be unavailable for a few days after going five innings in his start at Cincinnati on Sunday. Then Maeda will return to a long relief role in the bullpen with the Dodgers returning to a five-man rotation again.“But obviously with us, things can change,” Roberts said.Gonzalez statusFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez received an epidural injection to relieve the discomfort he is feeling from a herniated disc in his back.“He said he’s moving around a little stiff but feels better, got some relief,” Roberts said.Gonzalez went on the DL for the second time this season after his back “locked up” on him during the Dodgers’ game against the Reds eight days ago. Roberts said “my hope, our hope” is Gonzalez can return some time before the All-Star break in three weeks. Gonzalez also received an epidural injection in May of last season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – (THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017)

first_imgPeter Eurton2873225%43%$363,409 J. Keith Desormeaux2672527%54%$429,640 Tyler Baze11521231018%47%$1,035,522 Mark Glatt4086520%48%$296,405 FINISH LINES: Phil D’Amato plans to breeze Santa Anita Handicap contender Midnight Storm “Sunday or Monday” for the Grade I race for older horses at a mile and a quarter on March 11 . . . Trainer Peter Eurton is considering the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on turf March 11 for Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and Eclipse champion Champagne Room, who was a well-beaten third behind superstar Unique Bella in Sunday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes. “Champagne Room has got so much pedigree on the grass,” Eurton said. “But our major goal is the (Grade I) Ashland (at Keeneland on April 8).” Eurton has downhill specialist Betty’s Bambino ticketed for the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 25 . . . Ron Ellis said California-bred Masochistic “worked great” Sunday going six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.40 for the Grade I Triple Bend on March 11. “We got lucky and missed the last storm,” the trainer said . . . There was one winning Pick Six ticket Sunday worth $106,209.80 bought through TVG . . .Owner and horse player Ron Paolucci, and Billy Koch, founder and managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing Club, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Apprentice riders Evin Roman and George Wood make their Santa Anita debuts today, 18-year-old Puerto Rican native Roman in the sixth race aboard Raindance Rules for trainer Ed Moger Jr., and Wood in the eighth on Lucky Chopra for trainer Leonard Powell. “I love it,” Roman said on his first visit to Santa Anita, through his interpreter, agent Tony Matos. Wood, in from England with Powell for a few weeks on “a working vacation,” has 39 wins. Kent Desormeaux791611920%46%$1,106,638 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 Joseph Talamo72751310%35%$273,115 Jerry Hollendorfer661291418%53%$1,106,920 William Spawr1670244%56%$181,551 Doug O’Neill798191210%49%$762,708 Mike Smith2883629%61%$856,165 Peter Miller531413626%62%$857,977 Stewart Elliott76971412%39%$388,588 ‘MIDNIGHT HOUR’ NEAR IN THE SANTA MARIAPRAT CALLS THE SHOTS IN ARCADIA STAKESTHURSDAY WORKERS AT SANTA ANITA HIT 278MIDNIGHT STORM DUE TO BREEZE FOR BIG ‘CAP Bob Baffert3274522%50%$683,716 Flavien Prat11229131926%54%$1,848,613 Luis Contreras67881812%51%$388,639 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won HORSEMEN HEAVY ON SANTA ANITA WORKSWith rain forecast Friday, horsemen took advantage of sunny weather and “fast” track conditions Thursday when there 278 recorded workouts, including seven on the training track.Eighteen of the workers were trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, including Longacres Mile Handicap winner Point Piper, who went five furlongs in a bullet 59.40.Other drills of note included 2016 San Felipe Stakes winner Danzing Candy, four furlongs for Bob Baffert in 47.40; Big Bane Theory, five furlongs in 1:01.60 for Carla Gaines; Big John B, 1:01 for Phil D’Amato; and Delta Princess winner Shane’s Girlfriend, five furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 59.60. Santiago Gonzalez6379611%35%$339,236 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 5) STREAKING MIDNIGHT TOAST IN STAKES DEBUTMidnight Toast makes her stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares, and trainer Jim Cassidy is hopeful the four-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is up to the task against favored Vale Dori and four others going 1 1/16 miles.“She’s turned it around and become a pretty nice filly,” Cassidy said of the Canadian-bred owned by Deron Pearson, Cassidy’s chief client for some two decades.“We’ve got her going pretty good, although there’s other speed in the race, but we can sit off of it. We don’t have to be on the lead. We’ve got the one hole, and that’s going to force us to go a little, but she’s doing well.”Midnight Toast lost all chance in her debut race down the hillside turf course when she hopped over the dirt portion, but won her two subsequent starts, her last by 4 ¼ lengths going a mile and an eighth on a “good” track Jan. 14.            The Santa Maria, race four: Midnight Toast, Jamie Theriot, 12-1; Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Autumn Flower, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 5-1; Show Stealer, Tyler Baze, 6-1; and Vale Dori, Mike Smith, 1-5. Richard Baltas6812131018%51%$655,620 FAVORABLE ARCADIA POST FOR CONQUEST ENFORCERConquest Enforcer seeks his second straight added money success at a mile on turf Saturday in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes for four-year-olds and up.The recent acquisition to Phil D’Amato’s potent barn won the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile Dec. 26 on a “good” course after running six of his first seven starts at Woodbine, where he won three times.Conquest Enforcer drew the outside five post position, while committed front-runner What a View drew inside of him at No. Three.“I really like our post position, but I’ll leave the strategy up to Flavien (Prat),” D’Amato said. “Our horse has tactical speed. He can take the lead if he wants, he can stalk. We’ll make sure we’ll be on or near the lead and hopefully win the race.”The Arcadia, race five of nine: Bolo, Mike Smith, 5-1; Ring Weekend, Rafael Bejarano, 6-5; What a View, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Ohio, T.J. Pereira, 15-1; and Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat, 8-5. Martin Pedroza607101012%45%$296,293 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano9015151717%52%$887,858 John Sadler3267819%66%$406,574 Philip D’Amato40104725%53%$644,920 Tiago Pereira5275513%33%$198,570 Gary Sherlock2353222%43%$135,110last_img read more