News Updates”Raid Continued Even After Midnight, Entitled To Copies Of Videography Footage For Ensuring Fairness And To Bring Out Truth”: Mehmood Pracha Tells Delhi Court Nupur Thapliyal13 April 2021 4:43 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Tuesday heard Advocate Mehmood Pracha’s application seeking supply of copies of the material seized including the copy of videography footage recorded while the officials of Delhi Police’s Special Cell conducted the first raid dated 24th December 2020 in his office premises. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma heard the arguments made by Advocate Mehmood…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Tuesday heard Advocate Mehmood Pracha’s application seeking supply of copies of the material seized including the copy of videography footage recorded while the officials of Delhi Police’s Special Cell conducted the first raid dated 24th December 2020 in his office premises. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma heard the arguments made by Advocate Mehmood Pracha highlighting that the record in the case is not only restricted to the paperwork but also includes videography and for this reason, he is entitled for the copy of such footage forming part of the search and seizure operation. Advocate Pracha began by submitting before the Court that there were two broad issues involved in the case i.e. a false complaint filed in the matter and the other concerning the metadata of outbox of email account which has been alleged to have used to send incriminating documents. While submitting that the raid continued even after midnight, Advocate Pracha also argued before the Court that the report on execution of search warrant dated 22nd December 2020 reads that after waiting for almost 10 hours and following maximum restraint, the team left the place post midnight. “As per their own version, they have admitted that they have searched my outbox with my cooperation and produced documents by way of electronic medium and they have satisfied themselves with one half of the search warrants. Its their own case. They are themselves admitting that the search continued till midnight.” Pracha submitted. Submitting that even the videography footage forms part of the search and seizure under sec. 165 of CrPC, Pracha also submitted that such footage is also an admissible evidence because the entire procedure of the alleged suspicious complaint, according to Pracha, “forms a visibility in the videography made.” “This video footage forms part of search and seizure not only because it was recorded but also because the videography of my computers was recorded while they were searched by so called police party. Therefore it would also become part of search material because in that case, it is also admissible evidence and recovery based. Because entire procedure of that suspicious complaint, which is the subject matter of the court, also forms a visibility in the videography made. That will establish that the substance of this Court’s direction under search warrant was satisfied fully. Nothing was left for which a second warrant was warranted.” Pracha submitted. Arguing that he is entitled by law to get the supply of the footage, he argued that it is also a mandatory duty on the Police Officials to keep the Magistrate in the loop so that the fairness of investigation is ensured. “In this case also, if the police and investigation officers have not violated the directions of law under CrPC and other laws and also this Hon’ble Court’s specific directions, then they should be volunteering to give the footage. A person who has got something to hide, hides the evidence and proof. There is a presumption against them. It would be grave injustice caused to me if I am not provided for that would allow me to show how they committed crimes and violated law.” Pracha argued. After recording the submissions made by Advocate Pracha, the Judge adjourned the matter for further hearing on April 29. In the previous hearing, Pracha had alleged that the Special Cell has allegedly manipulated the case files in the instant matter. It is pertinent to note that vide order dated 27th March, ASJ Dharmender Rana appointed the youngest counsel in the Court to be the local commissioner under whose supervision the process of seizing and sealing of the computer source from Pracha’s office will be undertaken by the IO in the matter. About the CaseAdvocate Mehmood Pracha moved the application against the second raid conducted by the Special Cell in his office on 9th March, thereby calling the whole exercise as “completely illegal and unjustified”. Pracha has been representing many accused persons in the Delhi Riots conspiracy cases that broke out in February last year.While alleging that the sole objective of conducting the second raid was to illegally steal the entire data of the sensitive cases he has been dealing with, Pracha in his application contended that he is going to the extent of risking self-implication even in derogation of his Fundamental Right only for the sake of protecting the data and information pertaining to his clients and briefs which he is duty bound to protect as an advocate.During the previous proceedings, Advocate Pracha had submitted in the Court that:”It is my fundamental and constitutional right to protect the interest of my clients. To save their integrity. They have deliberately put my and my clients life under threat. This is also sensitive data. They want to act under their political masters. I cannot give such data. If you want to hang me, do it. But I cannot sacrifice my attorney privilege communication.””I am offering my neck to save my clients life. I am willing to face Gallows for protecting my clients life. I am ready to be the lamb. Tell your political masters to hang me. But I will not let them harm my life. Come what may.” Advocate Mehmood Pracha had submitted.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees have requested information on the endowments of the 56 universities with the highest endowments in the country, Bloomberg Business reported last week.With an endowment of $10.5 billion, Notre Dame remains among the wealthiest universities: Bloomberg lists the University’s endowment as the sixth-largest in the country.Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass said the inquiry was not unusual.“Congress from time to time in exercising its duties seeks information from various parties, both public and private, in order to better inform themselves on policy issues,” Malpass said in an email. “Notre Dame, like many other organizations around the country, often contributes to a better understanding of particular issues that are of interest to Congress.”The letter received by Harvard University president Drew Gilpin Faust obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education included 13 questions related to endowment management, endowment spending and use, donations and conflicts of interest.Malpass said the University will supply the information sought in the letter by the two committees.“In this case, Congress is requesting information that relates to the development of tax policy, and we will assist fully in that discussion,” he said. “These are private inquiries by Congress so the content of any such responses are not made public.”Tags: Congress, Notre Dame endowment
The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Good news! Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel’s highly anticipated albums arrive have arrived, and we’re ready to play them on repeat. The Art of Elegance and idina. (both released on September 23) are musical testaments to where these wildly popular, gravity-defying divas are both professionally and personally. Though we adore Cheno and Idina solo (we can’t wait for Chenoweth’s Love Letter to Broadway and seeing Menzel in the Beaches remake), we can’t get enough of them taking the stage together. “For Good” is a fan fave (obvs), but our most swankified dreams imagine Chenzel singing beloved Broadway duets together. (Think Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley, but with more pink and green.) While a Cheno/Idina concert skyrockets to the top of our wishlists, we want you to rank the top 10 duets these divas should tackle together. Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan started us off with her top 10. Time to close your eyes and leap—give us your picks!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Comments Kristin Chenoweth Idina Menzel Star Files
The Twins and shortstop Jorge Polanco “are putting the finishing touches” on a contract extension that will cover up to seven years, ESPN.com reported Thursday, citing an unidentified league source.The report appears to show that the Twins consider Polanco, 25, very much a part of their future, coming off a season in which he was suspended for 80 games under MLB’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Ramirez and the Indians agreed in 2017 to a five-year, $26 million contract extension that included team options for 2022 and ’23. The deal has a maximum value of $50 million, counting the two option years. Polanco, 25, batted .256/.313/.410 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs in 133 games in 2017, his first full season as the Twins’ starting shortstop.In a suspension-shortened 2018 season, he slashed .288/.345/.427 with six home runs and 42 RBIs in 77 games.Polanco claimed in a statement last March that his failed PED test was the result of taking a tainted combination of vitamin B12 and an iron supplement from a trainer in his native Dominican Republic. At least five years of Polanco’s deal will be guaranteed and it’s “similar to” those signed by the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong and the Indians’ Jose Ramirez in which the club gets cost certainty by buying out arbitration years as well as potential early free-agent seasons, ESPN reported.Terms of the deal weren’t reported, but, by example, Wong in 2016 signed a $25.5 million contract extension that runs through 2020 and includes an option for 2021 at $12.5 million, buying out three arbitration-eligible seasons, in which he was slated to make the MLB minimum, and two free-agent seasons after that. Related News Phillies pitcher Pat Neshek thinks MLB’s labor peace is going to come to an end
On Tuesday the Miami Dolphins have announced plans to set up a drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium that will accommodate up to 230 cars.The drive-in theater will showcase “classic Miami Dolphins content from the team’s 54-year history, classic motion picture films, host commencement ceremonies and other events.”The Dolphins are also introducing an open-air theater that can be used to host small groups for an “intimate viewing experience on the complex’s south plaza.”As Florida begins to reopen, Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this month that he was hesitant to reopen indoor theaters, although he said drive-in theaters are “100% fine.”For more information, click here.
Charlie Batch who has been treated like a stepchild by Coach Mike Tomlin the past few weeks, stepped in for Ben Roethlisberger, and quietly went 15 of 22 for 208 yards with beautiful throws to Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Rashard Mendenhall and even Hines Ward. His only hiccup came on a second-quarter interception on which intended receiver Brown slipped.He spread the ball around and gave the Rams a solid dose of Mendenhall on the ground, who carried 18 times for 116 yards, his second 100 yard game of the season.Tomlin stated after much criticism for playing Roethlisberger the entire game against the 49ers that he felt the Steelers had the best chance to win with Big Ben, despite his injury. After a completely ineffective first half he still failed to insert Batch to at least give him a chance to fail. He could not have done any worse; the Steelers were scoreless in the first half. Batch took the slight in stride, not mumbling a word, but he had to be giddy after his performance against the Rams.The win keeps the Steelers even with the Baltimore Ravens in the overall race but behind them in the AFC North race. If the Cincinnati Bengals, who kept their playoffs hopes alive last week with a 23-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, can beat the Ravens and the Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns, they would move into the second seed behind New England, if the Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills.With the crowd chanting the name of Pittsburgh’s native son throughout, Batch played efficiently, if not spectacularly, passing for 208 yards to help the Steelers keep their hopes for an AFC North title very much alive.“Nobody wants to let this team down,” Batch said. “One thing about it is we just try to keep the ball rolling, whoever is in there.”Batch is now 5-2 as a spot starter with the Steelers and could get another shot this week against Cleveland when the Steelers go for their second straight division title.“We’ve won games with (Batch) in the past; if need be, we will win games with him in the future,” Mike Tomlin said. “We are very comfortable with our depth at the quarterback position.”The defense, dominated the NFL’s lowest-scoring offense to pitch its second shutout of the season.“It’s about playing good ball at the right time,” Defensive End Brett Keisel said. “We need to build off this win and hopefully get one next week and carry that into the dance.”St. Louis’ Steven Jackson rushed for 103 yards to top 1,000 for the seventh straight season, but backup quarterback Kellen Clemens sputtered in place of the injured Sam Bradford. St. Louis managed just 232 yards while getting blanked for the second time in 20 days.Clemens, signed less than three weeks ago, completed 9 of 24 passes for 91 yards. He didn’t turn it over, but he couldn’t make anything happen against the league’s top-ranked defense.After the sterling performance by Batch, one would think that he would finish up the season for the Steelers giving Roethlisberger’s ankle more time to heal for the playoffs. But there are rumors that Ben has said he’s ready to play, which means he runs the risk of further injury to the ankle and being out of the playoffs.Antonio Brown broke Barry Foster’s all purpose yardage record of 2034 with 2048, with one game left. Foster set the record in 1992. Hines Ward is just 5 catches short of reaching 1,000.While most of Batch’s passes were short or midrange, he did get the ball downfield on a couple of occasions, including a 46-yard pass to Wallace in the fourth quarter that set up Mendenhall’s 1-yard plunge that put Pittsburgh ahead 20-0.Wallace had 4 catches for 82 yards, his best game in a while. Brown just had 3 catches for 34 yards. Ward had 4 for 32 yards giving him 995 for his career.It was more than enough cushion for a defense that looked just fine even without injured outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who continues to nurse a strained right hamstring. James Harrison collected his ninth sack of the season in his return from a one-game suspension and Pittsburgh never let St. Louis get within 10 yards of the end zone.The Steelers were never in any real danger as Mendenhall found plenty of room to maneuver, while Batch extended a couple of plays with his feet to keep drives alive.The Browns who have played just about everyone tough this season gave the Ravens a tough game, but Baltimore was able to pull it out. But the Browns would love nothing better than to upset the Steelers this weekend, and if there’s a letdown they could do just that.Playoff picture: With one week left, the New England Patriots still need to win to have home field throughout the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens must win to keep second seed, because if they lose and the Steelers win, the Steelers replace them as the second seed, and they will be on the road instead of home. If New England loses, Baltimore loses and the Steelers win, Pittsburgh would have home field advantage.The Houston Texans loss last week puts them in the third seed no matter what they do this week. The winner of the AFC West, which is in the air, will be the fourth seed. The Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders are battling for that spot. If the Broncos win, they take the division. NATIVE SON— Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch (16) looks for an open receiver downfield against the St. Louis Rams, on Dec. 24, at Heinz Field. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol) WOW, the Steelers won without Big Ben. After one of its worst offensive games of the season in which they only scored 3 points against the San Francisco 49ers, the Steelers put together one of their best games of the season defeating the St. Louis Rams (2-13) 27-0. Actually it was their fourth best offensive effort of the year and their highest margin of victory.
By Laura D.C. Kolnoski |OCEANPORT – The Loft at Oceanport has been chosen as the name for a new microbrewery, restaurant, coffee shop and entertainment complex expected to transform Fort Monmouth’s former Dance Hall over the next year.Fuller “Trip” Brooks, co-founder of Regional Development Group, LLC, which purchased the 4.2-acre property from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and closed on it last month, said he hopes the project will go before the township Planning Board within the next 60 days. Once approval is secured, Brooks said he expects construction to take nine to 12 months, adding no variances are being sought.“We are excited to have finally taken title of this property and have a nice plan for the site,” Brooks said. “We moved it through the FMERA process successfully and met all their criteria.” Conceived as a community gathering spot, Loft at Oceanport will be created through adaptive reuse of the 16,420-square-foot building as “a dynamic, multipurpose indoor/outdoor dining and event space,” according to Sarah Giberson, FMERA senior marketing and development officer. The interior features an open floor plan with an exposed wood truss ceiling that retains the building’s 1940’s era historic ambiance.Like some other fort properties and locations throughout Oceanport, the Dance Hall was severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and therefore will require extensive remediation work in addition to the renovations needed to create the new venue.“Most of the roof disappeared,” Brooks said. “It needs to be taken down and rebuilt.” Brooks is also president of Asbury Partners Development LLC, which originally purchased the site last year. He said the same partners created Regional Development Group LLC and transferred the property to that entity to continue its development now that the project is moving forward. He and his partners develop and construct residential and commercial projects throughout New Jersey and New York, with several located in Asbury Park.The developer has also committed to the beautification and maintenance of Van Kirk Park, adjacent to the Dance Hall, which will remain open space. Brooks said he’s already had a crew there removing a fallen tree and is preparing a landscape plan to beautify the site, adding trees and plantings, and ensuring ongoing maintenance. Zoning allows for a summer stage, which will host outdoor performances in season. About 100 cars can be parked there as well.FMERA officials noted that a microbrewery was not originally envisioned in redevelopment plans for the site, but they determined Asbury Partners’ “outside-the-box” proposal was a viable redevelopment alternative. Upon examination, the plan was deemed compliant by a FMERA evaluation committee and the parcel was sold “as is” for $120,000 last year.“The developers plan to create a place for locals, workers and community members to enjoy a conversation, grab a warm coffee or perhaps imbibe,” Giberson said. “We’re looking to attract a new wave of tech innovators, creative thinkers and engaged citizens to the campus we’re creating at Fort Monmouth. Diversifying the fort’s redevelopment gives us an opportunity to be competitive with vibrant, nearby towns and even New York City. Access to culture, specialty food and drink, and quality outdoor space are all a part of the equation.”As required through FMERA agreement, the purchaser is obligated to create 48 permanent, full-time jobs at the property within 18 months of occupancy or pay a penalty. Brooks said the restaurant aspect of the complex alone should generate that amount.This article was first published in the April 26-May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Patrick Gallagher2663523%54%$466,298 Flavien Prat16631172519%44%$1,794,712 Drayden Van Dyke10311121311%35%$647,839 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato9019141521%53%$1,047,920 Kristin Mulhall3266219%44%$270,735 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Victor Espinoza5569511%36%$622,660 Carla Gaines3452215%26%$417,410 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 26) Jeff Bonde2772426%48%$167,310 Tiago Pereira703864%24%$239,499 William Spawr2775326%56%$186,997 Brayan Pena433267%26%$94,045 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Abel Lezcano514248%20%$198,364 Steven Miyadi46911720%59%$300,059 J. Keith Desormeaux3365818%58%$238,624 FINISH LINES: Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita, worked five furlongs for his four-year-old debut on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 1:02.60. “I’m not pushing him too hard yet,” said trainer Keith Desormeaux. “He’s in a nice rhythm, but I have no race in mind for him right now.” Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Swipe worked four furlongs for Desormeaux in 51.60 . . . Friday’s Pick Six payoff of 124.20 to 337 winning tickets resulted from favorites capturing five of the races in the sequence, and the other by a horse that was almost favored, paying $7.20. Winners in the Pick Six races were Abets Abet ($5.80), Shortstormcoming ($7.20, second choice by a dime), Amazing Lady ($3), Howdy ($4.20), Hawkedon (5.40) and Herunbridledpower ($4.20) . . . Congrats to Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free who had all six winners on top. Five out of six paid $8.80 on 1996 tickets . . . El Camino Real Derby winner Frank Conversation worked four furlongs under Mario Gutierrez in 49 seconds flat for the UAE Derby in Dubai on March 26. Trainer Doug O’Neill plans to ship Frank Conversation “about two weeks before the race” with Gutierrez arriving later to ride the son of Quality Road . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest Sunday in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:25 a.m. will be UK racing commentator and this weekend’s announcer at Santa Anita David Fitzgerald . . . Of Santa Anita’s top 24 jockeys, Kent Desormeaux has the highest in-the-money percentage at 59 with an 11-21-12 mark from 74 mounts. Meet leader Rafael Bejarano, who won three races Thursday to break a tie for the top spot with Santiago Gonzalez, is second with 51 percent in the money. Mario Gutierrez13818232013%44%$1,072,266 Martin Pedroza6998413%30%$232,310 Bob Baffert7316111122%52%$1,203,665 Mike Smith65761211%38%$931,385 Fernando Perez1191112189%34%$614,899 Kent Desormeaux7411211215%59%$973,519 AT 83, THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR AGENT DEGREGORY Vince DeGregory turns 84 on Aug. 29, but he has a lot to celebrate today.On Monday, the veteran agent who now calls the shots for jockey Tiago Pereira, underwent throat surgery for 90 minutes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank to remove a growth attached to his thyroid gland that left a vertical scar of about three inches just below his Adam’s Apple.If he’s vain about his looks, he can cover the scar with a bow tie. But that’s the least of his worries.“The doctor (Warren Line) told me yesterday that when he first started the procedure he was expecting the growth to be the size of a pea, but as he went further, it became the size of a large grape,” DeGregory said. “He got it all out and thank God there’s no cancer. When I saw him yesterday he gave me a clean bill of health.“I said to him, ‘The scar’s going to remind me that God doesn’t want me to die yet.’”There are still plenty of leaves on the tree, even though the rings are growing.“I started as an agent in 1959,” DeGregory said. “My first jock was Conn Errico at Belmont Park. I went to Aqueduct when it opened later that year. Sword Dancer trained by Elliott Burch won the opening day stakes.“(Eddie) Arcaro was like a stepfather to me. He’s the one who got me to become a jockey’s agent. I had to go in front of (stewards) Marshall Cassidy and Cal Rainey at that time. “They were very, very strict and I remember Arcaro telling me, ‘Vince, never screw anybody at the draw.“When you give a person a call, stand by that. I’ve used that as my motto my whole life.“I’ve seen all the great horses of their day: Bold Ruler, Nashua, Tom Fool, Damascus, Sword Dancer, but the greatest one to me was Kelso (named Horse of the Year five consecutive years from 1960 through 1964).“When I was a young guy coming up I didn’t know enough about Thoroughbreds to give an opinion, but as time progressed and from being around the game, I learned from other people. I paid attention to trainers, and an old man I never forgot was Sam Winninger, who was a private clocker.“He would bet his own money and taught me how horses worked, how they traveled, so that when I got a rider, I could pick one horse from another. That helped throughout my career.”DeGregory, born in Greenwich, N.Y., about 10 miles from Saratoga Springs where he was raised, served in the Army at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, with Dick Groat, a lifelong friend now 85 who would go on to play shortstop with second baseman Bill Mazeroski for the World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and be named National League MVP.“My roommate in the service was (former catcher and longtime broadcaster and comedian) Bob Uecker,” said DeGregory. “He’s my buddy and I love him. He’s still kicking.”As is DeGregory, a living treasure of racing history who has represented seven Hall of Fame jockeys: Angel Cordero Jr., Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Alex Solis, Jacinto Vasquez and Jorge Velasquez, in addition to Victor Espinoza, Darrel McHargue and Joel Rosario, each with Hall of Fame credentials as well.If there’s room for DeGregory, there would be little argument that he deserves a spot, although he’d be the last to lobby for enshrinement.He got all the glory he needed on Monday. Mike Puype52611312%38%$294,475 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Alex Solis1930416%37%$218,303 Brice Blanc403478%35%$399,025 Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Richard Baltas731210916%42%$890,569 Doug O’Neill12219172016%46%$1,025,373 Joseph Talamo16418202111%36%$961,404 Peter Eurton6612161118%59%$734,968 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 Peter Miller901171112%32%$444,160 Gary Stevens4796719%47%$1,052,338 Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Edwin Maldonado12223101119%36%$804,515 Jose Verenzuela2931310%24%$105,855 Martin Garcia84139815%36%$825,339 Mark Glatt6377311%27%$304,425 QUARTET WORK FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESUndefeated California-bred Smokey Image worked six furlongs Saturday morning under Victor Espinoza in a bullet 1:12.20 as he prepares to run against open company in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 12.The clocking was the fastest of 30 at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.45. Smokey Image, a son of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image, won the California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles by 8 ½ lengths on Jan. 30 in his first start for Gaines and his first at two turns.Gaines was well satisfied with the drill by Smokey Image, as she was with Bolo’s five furlong workout on the main track in a minute flat.Bolo, winner of the Grade II Arcadia Stakes a mile on grass Feb. 13, is being considered for either the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf or the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on dirt March 12.“We still haven’t decided on a race,” Gaines said, adding that at this point it makes little difference except to the media, since both races are the same day, so it doesn’t alter Bolo’s routine from a training standpoint.Smokey Image previously was trained by Greg James who is based in the Bay Area.Also working for the San Felipe Saturday was Danzing Candy for Cliff Sise Jr., who called the six furlong drill under Mike Smith in 1:13 flat “Beautiful. I got him galloping out (seven furlongs) in 1:25 and one or two.”Robert B. Lewis Stakes runner-up Uncle Lino also worked for the San Felipe, going five furlongs in 1:03 with Fernando Perez aboard for trainer Gary Sherlock.“He does that all the time,” Sherlock said of the relatively slow time. “He was by himself, nobody around (at 6:45 a.m.) and he’ll do that 100 times. I’ll put another horse with him next week when he works again.”San Vicente Stakes runner-up Exaggerator, also prepping for the San Felipe, worked five furlongs for Keith Desormeaux in 1:00.40.Tomorrow, Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mor Spirit, Bob Baffert’s leading Triple Crown contender, is set to work under Martin Garcia for the San Felipe.The son of Eskendereya was scheduled to breeze last Tuesday with regular rider Gary Stevens aboard but the drill was aborted when the colt “lost interest,” according to Baffert.“He’ll work tomorrow and Martin will work him,” Baffert said. “He’ll either go out at 7:45 or nine (o’clock).” Baffert did not announce a distance for the workout. George Papaprodromou3372521%42%$197,905 Vladimir Cerin3093430%53%$300,070 Tyler Baze18420292611%41%$1,055,661 SMOKEY IMAGE, DANZING CANDY BREEZE FOR SAN FELIPEOCTOGENARIAN AGENT DEGREGORY FINE AFTER THROAT SURGERYTEXAS RED IN EASY WORK FOR HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD DEBUT Agapito Delgadillo6898613%34%$249,412 Steve Knapp2551220%32%$150,610 John Sadler5898516%38%$449,649 Jerry Hollendorfer951291313%36%$888,426 Santiago Gonzalez18736282319%47%$1,424,339 Rafael Bejarano17738341921%51%$1,767,342
Parika drug bustThe five men who were nabbed last week on the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks with over 12 kilograms (28 pounds) of cocaine and some 35 kg (77.1 pounds) of cannabis were on Tuesday arraigned at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.The cocaine foundMagistrate Rochelle Liverpool read the charges of trafficking in narcotics to Doodnauth Chattergoon, 36, and Khemraj Lall, 39, both of Lot 67213 “B” Zeelugt, EBE; Marlon Lawrence, 36, of Felicity, East Coast Demerara (ECD); and Rajendra Persaud, 47, of Liliendaal, ECD.They denied the charges.However, the fifth defendant, Clive Thornhill, who was reportedly the captain of the boat which transported the drug from Charity, Essequibo to Parika, admitted that he played a part in the narcotics trafficking. He is claiming that the drugs were collected from himself by Lawrence and Persaud.According to the prosecution’s case, CANU received a tipoff that the drugs were being transported in two vehicles – PSS 8019 and PVV 7934 – after it arrived via boat at the Parika Stelling.Motor vehicle PSS 8019 was stopped on the Parika Public Road by CANU ranks and two 15-gallon gasoline barrels were found with their bottoms cut off and reattached with wire and glue.The five accusedWhen the containers were searched, several parcels containing leaves, seeds and stems along with a white powdery substance were discovered.That car was reportedly being driven by Persaud with Lawrence as a passenger. The second vehicle, PVV 7934, was intercepted with Lall and Chattergoon inside along with cell and satellite phones.Thornhill was intercepted some time later and reportedly immediately confessed to transporting the drugs.The five men were all taken to the CANU headquarters where the drugs – 12 parcels of cocaine and 42 parcels of cannabis – were weighed.In court on Tuesday, Thornhill told Magistrate Liverpool that he was unaware that he was transporting drugs as he was only hired to ‘drop off’ the barrels at Parika.CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford was in court on Tuesday. Chattergoon and Lall were represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva. Thornhill was advised to seek further guidance from an attorney.The men were all remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 6, 2018.
A young man has been taken into police custody after he was caught with a quantity of cannabis in his possession while travelling in public transportation.The 24-year-old suspect of New Amsterdam, Berbice, was a passenger in a minibus on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) when the vehicle was stopped by police.Reports are that at about 15:00h on Friday, police ranks stopped the minibus at Vigilance Public Road, ECD, but as they looked at the passengers, the young man appeared nervous. This resulted in his belongings being searched and the drugs were unearthed. The Berbician was taken into custody. The cannabis weighed 1945.5 grams.He is being processed for court.In February, a duo was also intercepted by police ranks with a quantity of cannabis in a minibus.The passengers were en route to Georgetown from Berbice when the minibus in which they were travelling was stopped at Weldaad Police Station, West Coast Berbice (WCB).Based on a tipoff, the two passengers were searched during which 1986 grams of the illegal substance was unearthed.On January 15, another passenger was nabbed by ranks with some 3283 grams of cannabis concealed in seven taped parcels on the Weldaad Public Road, WCB.The suspect, a 28-year-old of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was intercepted at about 14:10h while en route to Georgetown.This publication understands that acting on information, the ranks stopped the vehicle in which he was traversing and searched him when the discovery was made.