ARC purchases Towcester fixtures as racecourse confirms closure

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Share ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020 Related Articles Share Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester is due to close down after its owners have confirmed they will be selling its remaining fixtures to Arena Racing Company (ARC).The racecourse, which entered into administration in August of last year, was sold to Fermor Land LLP after a period of ‘trading difficulties.’The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has since confirmed that it has been cooperating with representatives from Fermor Land LLP to assess the options for the racecourse’s future.Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer of the BHA, said: “We are saddened to see the closure of Towcester, a popular racecourse which will undoubtedly have created fond memories for many racing fans and participants.“We had hoped, following the course going into administration in August 2018, that the new owners might find a solution which allowed for racing to resume at Towcester, and it is disappointing that has not proved possible. The BHA will now work with ARC to find the most suitable venues for the ten fixtures involved, which will all remain over Jumps.“From championship racing to grassroots, Jump racing is a huge asset to British sport, with a growing base of loyal and knowledgeable supporters. The general outlook is a positive one and we will continue to work with parties across the industry to ensure that Jump racing in Britain goes from strength to strength in the future.”Two fixtures are due to be staged at the racecourse in 2019, with the venues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The location and dates of the ARC-purchased fixtures are also due to be confirmed in due course, with the BHA due to oversee the redistribution of the race meetings.In a statement, Harry Westropp of Fermor Land, said: “The partners of Fermor Land LLP would like to thank the BHA, Arc and the RCA [Racecourse Association] for their co-operation with the sale of ten Towcester legacy fixtures.“I have no doubt that the fixtures will prove a great addition to Arc venues to sustain the sport moving forward.“Fermor Land looks to the future with enthusiasm and hopes in due course to make further announcements regarding the resumption of greyhound racing as well as possible point-to-point fixtures.”last_img read more

Visit these 50 Kobe Bryant murals, mapped throughout Southern California

first_imgPrevious1. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)2. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 6454 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood on the side (north) wall of Vorouj Appliances facing Hamlin St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds3. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5745 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood on the front wall wall of A&S Liquors store. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)4. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 4420 W Victory Blvd in Burbank on the side (west) wall of Nelson’s Liquor facing N. Clybourn Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)5. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 174 W Verdugo Ave. in Burbank on the west (side) wall of an unmarked building. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)6. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2200 N Soto Street in Los Angeles on the south (side) wall of The Village Mart. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)7. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at at 4949 District Blvd. in Vernon on the South wall of Tipsy Inc. facing District Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)8. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3429 Union Pacific Ave. in Los Angeles on the west (side) wall of GoPar Auto Repair. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)9. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3007 E 4th St. in Los Angeles on the east (side) wall of Boyle Heights Kutz barber shop. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)10. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1430 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue in Los Angeles on the east (side) wall of Liz Beauty Salon facing Warren St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)11. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 800 E 4th St. in Los Angeles on the north wall of The Container Yard facing E. 4th St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)12. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1734 E Washington Blvd in Los Angeles on the east wall of an unmarked building. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)13. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2101 San Pedro St. in Los Angeles on the north wall of the building facing E. 21st St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)14. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1361 S Main St. in Los Angeles on the south wall of Jimmy Jam T-shirts facing W. 14th St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)15. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1318 S Figueroa St. in Los Angeles on the back wall in the alley behind Valet Parking Service facing the convention center.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)16. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 400 W Pico Blvd in Los Angeles on the east wall of Hard Core Fitness facing S. Grand Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)17. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 709 Olive Unit A in Los Angeles on the wall of the lounge inside Higher Livin Smoke Shop. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)18. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2377 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the south wall of the 7-Eleven facing W. Pico Blvd.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)19. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 13515 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)20. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1600 Argyle Ave in Los Angeles on the south wall of The Argyle, facing Selma Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)21. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 11459 Ventura Blvd in Studio City on the south wall of VEM Exotic Rentals facing Ventura Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)22. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8495 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on the east wall of The Pink Dot, facing the side parking lot. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)23. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7829 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the front wall of Sorella Boutique facing Melrose Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)24. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7767 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the west wall of Sportie LA in parking lot. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)25. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7768 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)26. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7753 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)27. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7725 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on west wall of Shoe Palace facing North Genesee Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)28. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7701 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the east wall of World of Vintage T-Shirts facing N. Spaulding Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)29. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 100 N La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles on the south wall of Custom Auto Craft facing W 1st. St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)30. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 519 S Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles on the front wall of building facing S. Fairfax Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)31. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1251 South La Brea Ave in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)32. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5325 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the front wall of City Spa & Health Center facing W. Pico Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)33. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5412 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the front wall of Euro Spec Motoring building facing Pico Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)34. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 4566 Pickford St. in Los Angeles on the side wall of Pickford Market facing Vinyard Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)35. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2450 S La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)36. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 490 N Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills on the north wall of Alfred Coffee Beverly Hills building facing Santa Monica Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)37. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 12430 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)38. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at the Ocean Front Walk in Venice near Windward Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)39. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 10 Washington Blvd in Venice.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)40. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1005 W Century Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)41. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1511 E 103rd St. in Los Angeles(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)42. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1053 Aviation Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)43. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 22505 Crenshaw Blvd. in Torrance. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)44. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2064 Pacific Coast Hwy in Lomita.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)45. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3390 Orange Ave. in Signal Hill. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)46. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1600 Cherry Ave. in Long Beach.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)47. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 219 E 4th St. in Santa Ana. (Photo by Jeff Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)A mural honors the late Los Angeles Laker great Kobe Bryant in Costa Mesa. On Monday night, Feb. 24, 2020, the Riverside African-American Historical Society will host a candlelight vigil in downtown Riverside in Bryant’s honor.(File photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)49. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3100 East Coast Hwy in Corona Del Mar.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)50. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1294 S Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)1. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 501. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)ExpandOur journey was more than 500 miles and took two days to complete.We started at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday in Northridge and continued the following Sunday, ending in Laguna Beach.I’m a #GirlDad, so I took my daughter. Yasmin, 21, may not share my passion for basketball, but we share a passion for art. We’re both artists.The death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas had a profound effect on not only our family, but we saw firsthand how it affected the Southern California community as we learned of the dozens of murals popping up on building walls throughout the region. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlthough our schedules would never permit us to paint a mural together in his honor, we did the next best thing: We visited nearly all of those we learned about, 50 to be exact. Because of traffic and time, we stayed just a couple minutes at each mural. My daughter navigated with the GPS while I drove.Finding each mural was like a scavenger hunt. The excitement built as we approached each site looking for the sometimes hard-to-spot prize.We were amazed, not only with the talent, creativity and emotion expressed in each mural, but also their sizes. One mural measured roughly 1,200 square feet. To fully appreciate such massive and amazing artwork in such limited time was impossible.But there was a reward. The further we got into our journey, the more we enjoyed the time together to reflect on our relationship and admire the love and bond that Kobe and Gigi had. As Yasmin appreciated, the murals weren’t just about Kobe.“They didn’t just focus on his career and how good he was at playing basketball. They also focused on the relationship he had with his daughter,” she said. “At this age, I sometimes forget how lucky I am to have loving parents and to be surrounded by that.”Each mural told an emotional story. And as a father, the emotions that welled up inside were strong.The legacy that Kobe left for his children, the deep admiration that Gigi had for her father and the passion they shared together for basketball is an inspiration for any father. The murals captured that.“People need to stop and appreciate more who they have around them, because you never know when they can be taken away from you,” Yasmin said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Frustration creeping in on doctors, other staff

first_imgDeteriorating Diamond Diagnostic CentreHealthcare facilities across the country continue to deteriorate and many are of the view that those in authority seem unconcerned about the impact this will have on providing quality services to citizens, especially those who are not financially able to procure private medical services.President David Granger and his team in the main operating theatre of the facility on December 28, 2015This is precisely the situation at the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, popularly known as the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, for well over two years – a situation which many described as “getting from bad to worse”.Many healthcare providers attached to the facility have complained about the unsuitable conditions under which they are expected to provide quality healthcare to citizens along the East Bank corridor.The facility, according to Doctors and other medical personnel based there, is in a deplorable state with many departments having non-functional equipment.A source said that patients have to be told daily to purchase their own medication since the facility is without any, while certain basic tests cannot be done, owing to a lack of basic medical supplies, including latex gloves.Further, the X-Ray and Ultrasound Departments are non-functional.“My issue is my colleagues and I turn up every day to work and many times the materials needed to do the work are not there,” one Doctor complained, “How is it a diagnostic centre if the tools needed to diagnose are not there?”When asked what has been management’s response to the concerns of the staff, one employee remarked, “They are always working on it”.The medical personnel said while the authorities were doing very little to rectify the situation, when things go wrong, doctors and nurses were the first to be blamed.“When things go wrong, the first persons to be blamed and place in front the heat are the healthcare providers,” a seemingly frustrated Doctor remarked.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton could not be reached for a comment as his mobile phone was “turned off”.The facility, which opened its doors to serve the public on October 12, 2007, treated over 75,000 patients in its first year of operation, but by 2011 complaints began trickling in about the poor service being offered, causing many persons to opt for the Georgetown Public Hospital, where, despite having to wait for many hours, the quality of service was better. The institution has never recovered, but instead, the situation worsened, as there was evidence of declining physical infrastructure, shortage of medication and non-functioning equipment.When questioned about the declining state at the facility, then Health Minister , Dr Bheri Ramsarran had placed the blame on the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Administration, which he said was responsible for maintenance of the facility.In July 2015, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, after a visit to the facility, proposed a total overhaul.After meeting with senior staff of the facility and listening to their complaints, Dr Cummings had concluded that that was the only possible solution to the woes experienced at the medical institution, since its capacity was limited while it was required to serve a large catchment area.Then, in December 2015, President David Granger, accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister Norton, embarked on a ”fact finding” mission at the facility, as well as the Leonora Cottage Hospital.During the visit to Diamond, the President promised to “develop the capacity” of that facility, along with that of the Leonora Hospital, while Minister Norton had promised to address the challenges.However, to date, these challenges have not been addressed, even as more challenges have surfaced.As it relates to the shortage of medical supplies and medication, similar situations exist across the country, where most hospitals and health centres are without basic medication, like aspirin and Panadol.The decision to have each regional administration procure its own drugs and medical supplies was seen as the major reason behind the national drug shortage.At the end of December 2015, some $600 million allocated to the regions to purchase drugs and medical supplies were returned to the treasury after the regions were unable to procure these supplies.last_img read more