Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper

first_img SpainEurope – Central Asia February 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Follow the news on Spain Reporters Without Borders protested against the closure today of the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria and the arrest of 10 of its journalists and contributors on suspicion of “belonging to or working with the ETA terrorist organisation.””The necessary and legitimate fight against terrorism must respect the principle of press freedom, which is at the core of any democracy,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Spanish justice minister José-Maria Michavila.”It is hardly the moment to close a newspaper when the courts have not yet ruled on the charges against its arrested journalists. We ask you to explain your decision, which seems hasty in the absence of clear evidence to back up what they are accused of.”A national judge ordered the arrest of the paper’s senior staff, including publisher Martxelo Otamendi, and members of its board in Lezo, Bilbao, Andoain, Vitoria and Pamplona. Some branch offices were raided and material seized and those in Andoain, Pamplona and Bilbao were placed under seals.The Basque separatist daily Egin and the radio station Egin-Irratia were temporarily closed in July 1998 on the orders of Judge Baltasar Garzon as part of a crackdown on ETA funding sources. RSF_en News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SpainEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Progress made in Panama’s fight against narco-trafficking

first_img PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama found the best ally to bolster its fight against narco-trafficking: Colombia. The exchange of information and experience in the counter-narcotics effort is one of the main international strategies implemented through the Public Safety and Defense Ministries of Panama and Colombia through the Binational Border Commission (COMBIFRON). “There are no borders for drug traffickers. Visas and protocols can’t slow them down and their production levels are continually improving,” said retired Colombian Gen. Rosso José Serrano, who took part in dismantling Colombia’s Medellín and Cali cartels from 1991 to 1996. “That’s why the authorities need to come together and establish effective alliances to detect and attack them.” Serrano, who works as an international security consultant and is Colombia’s former ambassador to Austria, said it is imperative Colombia share its counter-narcotics knowledge with its neighbors. “We’ve already done this with Guatemala, Honduras and even with North African nations that also are suffering from this type of transnational criminal activity,” he said. Panama, led by its National Police (PN), the National Aero-Naval Service (SENAN) and National Border Service (SENAFRONT), seized 30.9 metric tons (68,122 pounds) of cocaine from January to the first week of December 2012, compared to 41.3 metric tons (91,050 pounds) in all of 2011, according to Panamanian Public Safety Minister, José Raúl Mulino. Nearly 90% of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. “Hence the importance of COMBIFRON,” Mulino said. “These meetings, which are held twice a year, allow us to carry out analyses and plan strategies, exchange information and learn from the experiences of the Colombians so we can address a problem that goes beyond their borders. Narco-trafficking affects all of us. We are not islands. We have to unite in order to confront the cartels.” The exchange of information among Panama, Colombia and the United States has played a critical role in battling narco-trafficking. Mulino also highlighted the success of Operation Martillo, a joint effort between 14 countries in the Western hemisphere and Europe aimed at eradicating illegal drug trafficking on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. “Many of the large drug seizures we’ve carried out have been due to the investigations and surveillance carried out by aircraft and patrol boats from the United States Coast Guard, which is working to help Central America in its fight against drug trafficking,” he said. In addition, Panama has invested US$1.5 billion in the past three years to buy equipment, train security forces and build 14 air and naval bases along the Atlantic coast where large expanses of coastline provide ideal terrain for drug smugglers. Eight of the stations are operational, with six others expected to be ready during the first quarter of 2013. Mulino said he expects a total of 20 bases to be operating along the country’s Pacific and Atlantic coastlines by 2014. The country also has purchased eight helicopters and received four patrol boats donated by the Italian government to help increase surveillance on the country’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Additionally, the country installed 19 radars, each capable of covering 39 nautical miles, beginning this past October. Serrano said Panama’s strategic location demands authorities pay close attention and “strike hard” against drug traffickers. “Take care of your country,” he said. “It’s healthy at the moment but if you don’t strike now, you could have problems. Criminal groups like the Los Zetas cartel are not far away.” By Dialogo January 03, 2013last_img read more

S. Court seeks comments on judicial appointment question

first_imgS. Court seeks comments on judicial appointment question July 15, 2006 Regular News S. Court seeks comments on judicial appointment question The Florida Supreme Court is seeking input on the request for an advisory opinion from Gov. Jeb Bush on filing an upcoming vacancy on the First District Court of Appeal.On June 20, Bush asked the court for an interpretation on choosing a replacement for Judge Richard Ervin III, who must retire because of age when his term ends in January.Although the seat won’t be vacant until January, Bush asked for a determination if a constitutional vacancy exists now, since Ervin did not qualify to seek retention. If so, that would allow Bush to begin the judicial nominating commission process and name Ervin’s successor before the governor leaves office in January.In a June 28 order, the court said it would provide an advisory opinion. It invited all interested parties to file comments on or before July 18. A copy must be served on the governor and an original and eight copies must be filed with the court. In addition, under the court’s order in In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, AOSC04-84, a copy of all comments must also be filed in an electronic format, as provided in the order.last_img read more

2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island Contest Winners Announced

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The highly competitive and eagerly awaited 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest results were released Wednesday, Feb. 28, the organizers announced.The contest, now in its 13th year, highlights winners in dozens of categories within the realms of food and drink, health care, arts and entertainment, automotive, clothing, education, home and garden, nightlife and spirits, pets, services, shopping, sports and activities and weddings. The list of winners can be found at bestoflongisland.com.“Being the best at whatever talent you have, that’s what stimulates life,” legendary NFL coach Tom Landry famously said. But oftentimes whatever people say is “the best” can be open to debate. That’s where the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest comes in.After 75 days of voting, the polls closed on Dec. 15 and we spent the past two months tallying the results and weeding out any fraudulent voting or obvious abuse that we found. Our independent auditor then reviewed our results before certifying the fairness and accuracy of our findings.Those that earn 2018 Best of Long Island titles in a wide range of talents can now shout it from the rooftops with confidence that they’re bona fide first rate in their respective fields.Don’t believe us? Look no further than the numbers that came in for proof that Long Islanders are genuinely enthusiastic about voting for their favorite local businesses, places and people.More than 909,000 votes were cast in this contest. Not only is that a 16-percent increase over last year, it’s also about a quarter of a million more votes than were cast in the 2016 presidential elections by voters in Nassau or Suffolk counties.The contest, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, also had 83,217 registered voters and 59,258 nominations.And that’s all before we even get to the dozens of categories the public judged, ranging from restaurants that competed in a long list of cuisine styles to the dozens of other industry categories that were ranked.Now that the numbers have been crunched, winners can bask in their glory 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at The Inn at Fox Hollow, located at 7725 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. Tickets can be purchased at bestoflongisland.com.In the meantime, while we wait for the celebration to start, just like presidential elections, we started looking ahead to the next contest as soon as the voting ended.Didn’t see your favorite business, person or place on the ballot this time? Here’s how to fix that: Nominate them in the 2019 Best of Long Island contest. Take your time. Nominations opened Jan. 1 and close Aug. 31.And then don’t forget to vote early and often next fall when the polls open again Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. Voters are allowed one vote per email address per day for each category. All these details and more can be found at bestoflongisland.com.Remember, we couldn’t have called any of the winners “the best” without the hundreds of thousands of votes we received. When it’s all over, it was you, not us, that awarded these honors to the local businesses that call Long Island home. And for that, we thank you.last_img read more

NAFCU’s Hunt corrects record, offers support for NCUA’s appraisal proposal

first_imgPushing back against opponents of the NCUA’s proposal to raise the appraisal threshold for credit union nonresidential real estate loans from $250,000 to $1,000,000, NAFCU’s Carrie Hunt penned an op-ed in American Banker in support of the agency’s proposal.“Without question, [the proposal] will address appraiser capacity issues that have plagued smaller, underserved markets. In addition, it will prevent unnecessary delays in loan closings and reduce costs for borrowers, all while posing no safety and soundness risk to the U.S. economy or American consumers,” wrote Hunt, NAFCU’s executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel.Directly responding to opponents’ claims that the proposal would recreate the conditions that led to the financial crisis, Hunt noted that “credit unions did not contribute to the crisis. At no time in our nation’s history has the credit union industry posed a safety and soundness risk to our financial system – let alone for their portfolio of nonresidential real estate loans.”Hunt continued to correct the record on the proposal, citing the NCUA’s own study that found that nearly 90 percent of the total dollar amount of nonresidential real estate loans affected by this proposal would still be subject to an appraisal. More so, the NCUA’s overall caseload would be reduced by 39 percent. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Euronews announces six tourism trends for 2021.

first_img4. Authentic tourism: immersion in the community Careful tourism refers to creating deeper connections with the places people visit and traveling with the “less is more” attitude, avoiding crowded itineraries with “Top Lists”. Having a bucket list was a way to build social prestige, but as travel as a consumer act falls into disfavor, the more conscious traveler seeks out what more modest trips to less glamorous destinations are. According to the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that protect the environment, maintain the well-being of the local population and include education.” After a pandemic, people will think much more carefully about how to travel and look for hotels and companies that do everything to minimize their impact on the planet. We can also expect accreditation to gain in importance, as consumers seek security from legitimate “eco-tourism” and “negative carbon” certifications. 1. Wildlife tourism: celestial escapes In the analysis “What will tourism look like in our new reality?’six key travel trends emerging after 2020 stand out: 3. Eco tourism: “cultivate” In the age of Instagram, authenticity has become an ideal to strive for. As for travel, visitors do not want to visit standard resorts that are unconnected and sterile. They want to dive into destinations and experience something “real”. An important aspect will be working with local communities in a safe and honest way, with tourists eager to learn and make human connections. As far as authentic tourism is concerned, travelers also want to leave a positive mark – to give something back – whether it is direct payments to local businesses or volunteering. In the future, travel “on the go” will be much more frequent, whether it’s unfettered freelancers Gen Za, millennial professionals who can earn a living laptop or retirees without responsibility. Health care also motivates more and more people, so it is predicted that there will be an increased demand to buy cars as a substitute for public transport – although they have a great awareness of caring for the environment, this will give way to a boom in travel. 6. Careful tourism: collaborative camps 2. Nomadic tourism: camping trips In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, the quest to improve health and immunity will be a strong motivation for world tourists. in 2021 and later we can expect beach visitors to replace the sun and pina-colade with shade and coconut water. Even if visitors don’t travel explicitlyA detox or bootcamp experience, you will want to book trips that make you feel better than before you return home. Some will also be willinggo to the extremes of radical physical “overhaul”. After months of staying in their homes, there is a universal hunger for more open spaces. For example, in the U.S., national parks have experienced a huge influx of visitors after locking, and the trend will continue into 2021 as time spent in the wild is considered an antidote to modern urban life. 5. Wellness tourism: retreats for longevity Euronews has published its report on travel and tourism trends’ Travel after 2020. With the constant “noise” from our cities, as well as news and social networks, the search for silence will be a top priority. As expected, the traveler of tomorrow will increasingly want to live as a local, immersed deeply in different cultures and customs. They will want to escape from busy urban centers and enter the wilderness of less populated, rural areas, which could bring wealth to these local communities. Full report “Travel after 2020 what will tourism look like in our new reality?”Look HERElast_img read more

Despite poor shooting in second half, SU again finds way to win close game

first_img Published on December 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ With a wide grin, Kris Joseph raised his arms in celebration as teammate Dion Waiters sank the second of two free throws to clinch victory. Syracuse came back from a slight second-half deficit, and for at least one more game, the Orange’s unbeaten mark would stay unblemished. Once again, SU escaped an upset. Trailing by as many as six points with 11:38 left to play, Syracuse clawed its way back to win against North Carolina State 65-59, with a combination of stingy defense and intangibles that compensated for its shooting inefficiency. It’s the combination SU has developed through eight games of that shooting inefficiency. And on Saturday, the Orange needed that combination more than ever. Shooting just 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) in the second half, the Orange watched a comfortable 13-point lead from the first half turn into a growing deficit down the stretch. SU shot the ball well early but soon found that momentum shifted with the lead. ‘We had been in this same situation before,’ Joseph said. ‘We’re not going to panic, whether we’re down or up. We know how to stay poised and execute.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Having already played and won four games by single digits, Syracuse seems to have found the right recipe for success late in close games. SU shot just 65 percent from the free-throw line but, as in Waiters’ two late freebies, made them when it needed to. The Orange defense forced 10 second-half turnovers and only turned the ball over twice during the final 20 minutes, keeping the Orange alive. ‘One good thing is that we turned it over five times,î Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘That was the difference in the game. If the turnovers are any different, we have no chance to win.’ Syracuse has made a habit out of winning close games despite its poor shooting. In addition to its overall poor shooting on the night, the Orange made just 2-of-16 shots from beyond the arc. That’s something that could eventually catch up to Syracuse as it begins to face tougher opponents, beginning with No. 6 Michigan State at Madison Square Garden in New York City Tuesday. To Boeheim, those shooting numbers just won’t get it done consistently. ‘You’ve got to be able to make some shots out there,’ Boeheim said. ‘And, you know, we’ve got to find a way to make some of those if we’re going to be good.’ The lessons from the previous seven games came in handy against a North Carolina State team that had all the momentum until Boeheim turned on the full-court press. Suddenly, SU created turnovers and got out in its transition attack. The Orange generated seven times the amount of points off turnovers as the Wolfpack. That swung some of the momentum back toward SU. This game was just another that allowed the Orange to continue to add to its experience and ability to win games down the stretch. It’s something the players hope continues. ‘Every game you play, you want to learn something from it, even if it’s a blowout,’ point guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘We’ve been having some close ones and we’ve learned from it, and we know we’ve got to always come together to win close ones like this. That’s how it’s going to be.’ And as the season continues to progress, these are the lessons teammate Rick Jackson believes will ultimately make Syracuse a contender. ‘Whenever you come down to the wire and play a good team like that, it just prepares you for the future,’ Jackson said. ‘You have to find a way to win when the ball isn’t going in.’ Boeheim said he expects the Orange to play better as the season progresses, but shooting the ball well will be essential. Playing better on offense is ‘the bottom line,’ he said. Until then, Syracuse has shown it can still win by staying poised and imposing its will defensively. For Joseph, those are two ‘habits’ that have developed for this team. Even if, thus far, its shooting touch hasn’t. ‘The more we go on through the season, I see that our team picks up new habits,’ Joseph said. ‘And they’re good habits. That’s what we’re going to need to build throughout the year.’ [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

Lorrie Jones Speaks On Eating Mindfully At Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryLorrie Jones, certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and an expert on emotional eating, will be at the Olympia Timberland Library to speak on why we eat (or don’t eat), how to create mindful eating habits, and learn guidelines to keep pounds off for life. The presentation takes place after regular library hours, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesday, October 24. Like all Timberland library programs, the presentation is free of charge.Dieting is a multi-billion dollar a year industry in our country. Yet it has been reported that 95 to 98 percent of all the weight lost in the United States is gained back in a year to a year and a half. Diets don’t work, according to Jones, because they are based on inadequacy and shame.Mindfulness is bringing a focused awareness to the present moment, non-judgmentally, and developing freedom from reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. As Jones explains it, mindful eating is respecting our own inner wisdom, choosing food that is both pleasing and nourishing by using all of our senses to savor and enjoy food without judgment, and learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiation to guide our decision to begin eating and to stop eating.Jones offers acceptance and understanding to people struggling with eating issues and provides information and her personal story. As a younger woman, Jones tried numerous diets, losing and gaining a combined total of 1,900 pounds over a ten-year period.Jones is a Washington State Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Beginning, Advanced and Senior Yoga and Mat Pilates. Her website is www.simpleserenity.com.The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.last_img read more

Bombers nail down fifth spot at Pitt Panther Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers ran the early-season record to 3-1 after finishing fifth overall at the 12-team Pitt Panthers High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.Tournament All star Sarah Fuhr poured in a game-high 29 points and Grade 11 power forward Samantha Einarson added 14 to lead the Bombers to a 50-46 victory over the Fulton Maroons in consolation round action at the Vernon Secondary School gymnasium.“This team continues to impress me with its grit and determination to win,” said coach Bruce Fuhr. “We started slow against Fulton but once we started rolling we began making it difficult for the Maroons.”The game was the fourth in five games for LVR, entering the season with only nine players. Fulton jumped to a 9-0 run and led 11-4 late in the quarter before the Bombers started bit of a run to only trail 14-9 at the break.Despite getting behind 24-15 in the second, LVR ended the quarter on a 6-0 run to only trail 24-21 at the half.In the second half a bizarre play occurred to swing the momentum into the Bombers’ favour.After Fulton had been called for a travel violation the referee mistakenly gave the ball to Fulton to inbound. The Maroon player then fired a three-point attempt at the wrong basket that went in.After consultation the officials gave LVR the three points, which tied the contest at 30-30.LVR went on a 16-6 run after to lead 46-36 before holding off the late Fulton charge.“That could have been the difference,” Fuhr said. “I didn’t actually see the play but I was happy we were able to get the points.”Sarah Fuhr scored eight of her 29 points in the fourth period, including a pair of three pointers.However, the key to this game may have been the play of Einarson. After struggling miserably in the morning contest against Princeton, the Grade 11 forward had a bounce back game, scoring most of the points slipping through the Fulton inner defence.“It was nice to see Sammy have such a strong game,” said Fuhr. “She was un-Sammy like against Princeton but played her best game all season when it was needed against Fulton.”Kyndle Doolan, with a strong game defensively, and Melinda Halstead each scored two points for LVR.The Bombers outlasted Princeton 46-44 in the morning contest.Fuhr, finishing with 23 points, sank two free throws with four seconds remaining in the game to snap a 44-44 tie.Kiandra McLaren had six while Doolan added eight, including a six-for-10 average from the charity stripe.LVR opened the 12-team tourney with a 52-42 loss to Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon Friday.Fuhr led the Bombers with 17 points while McLaren chipped in with 10. Doolan added six and Rachel Moulson had four.The Bombers return to action Friday in Cranbrook at the Mount Baker Wild High School Basketball [email protected]last_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2016

first_img“It will be very strange walking in the barn and not seeing her in that first stall and having her to nick at me for treats. She’s been a big part of my daily routine for a long time,” Painter said. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweeney, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF Tamarkuz (1st, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – Shadwell’s 6yo horse came out of his big performance in in the Dirt Mile in good shape, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Saturday morning. The victory was his first since 2014 in a career interrupted by injury and secured that elusive U.S. graded stakes triumph.“He’s trained very well, done great and we’re so happy he finally got a big win because he has been second a couple of times this year,” McLaughlin said. “It was a big effort and it kind of was a blessing probably that he didn’t break real sharp because they were going so fast. Mike rode a great race. We’re very happy with his win.“We’re not sure what we’re going to do from here – either he’ll go and stand at stud or race again. We’re not sure. Rick Nichols (of Shadwell) will let me know.” Beholder (1st, Longines Distaff) – Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant champion 6yo mare Beholder, who capped off a remarkable racing career with one last display of greatness by defeating previously undefeated champion Songbird in a heated battle of true champions, came out of her second Distaff score in good order; according to trainer Richard Mandella.“She came out of the race great and looked great this morning,” said Mandella, who annexed his ninth Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Distaff on the eve of his 66th birthday.While heading to the track to observe his first set of horses Saturday morning, the Hall of Fame trainer reflected on Friday’s epic edition of the Distaff and his time with the three-time Breeders’ Cup heroine.“As you can imagine we couldn’t be any more excited by a race like that and a mare like her,” Mandella said. “I do realize I’m fortunate to have a very special situation that very few people have ever experienced, to have a mare this good this long. It’s just been a great ride.“She’ll be going home to the farm to be bred after this. I don’t know to who or anything like that.”When asked if Beholder may be the best filly the prominent conditioner has trained and if this moment tops the rest, Mandella said, “I think she might be one of the best anybody ever trained. She’s given us a lot of great moments. Right now, in the heat of the battle it is the best moment but, overall there are so many.”After finalizing her morning gallops, Beholder’s regular exercise rider Janeen Painter took time to share her reaction.“That was really special,” Painter said. “You know it’s been an emotional week. I am getting emotional now talking about it. Sad because I knew this was the last race. But, I knew she had one big one left in her and she didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to Songbird too. That filly had never been headed before in her life and she fought against Beholder all the way down the lane to just barely lose. It was a great race.”Painter realizes it will be tough to say goodbye to the reigning Distaff champion. $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ DIRT MILEcenter_img Stellar Wind (4th, Longines Distaff) – The fourth-place finisher in Friday’s dynamite Distaff was fine on the morning after the race, trainer John Sadler said.A decision will be made in a day or two regarding whether the 4yo daughter of Curlin, owned by the Hronis Racing LLC stable of brothers  Pete and Kosta Hronis, will be retired or returned to racing in 2017.Regarding the Distaff, in which Stellar Wind hopped when the gates opened, never was closer than fourth and finished 3 3/4 lengths behind the nose victory of Beholder over Songbird, Sadler said, “I felt like I was run over by a truck. The race was over for us right at the start.” $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC Shaman Ghost Has Been Scratched – Please note that Jerkins assistant is Kent Sweezey. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweezey, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” Forever Unbridled (3rd, Longines Distaff) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled came out of her game third-place finish in the Distaff well, according to trainer Dallas Stewart. Trailing early under Joel Rosario, the Apple Blossom Handicap and Beldame Stakes winner closed stoutly to come up 1 1/4 lengths short at the wire behind champions Beholder and Songbird. She finished clear of three Grade 1 winners of her generation, including champion Stellar Wind and Eclipse Award finalist I’m a Chatterbox.Forever Unbridled departed Santa Anita for her Churchill Downs base early Saturday morning along with assistant trainer Bentley Combs. A decision on whether she will race as a 5yo in 2017 has yet to be determined. Songbird (2nd, Longines Distaff) – Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer reported that Songbird, who suffered her first career defeat in an epic battle with Beholder in Friday’s Distaff, emerged from the race fine and will now get some time off before returning to the races in 2017.Offering some context to the outcome, he said, “We certainly didn’t expect I’m a Chatterbox to move at us so early in the race.  If she hadn’t, we would have won. You can’t take a horse out of its element and expect that result.  I don’t know if Beholder ever got to the front before the wire; all I know is the result.” Runhappy (8th, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – James McIngvale’s Runhappy, who set the pace in Friday’s race before fading to eighth, came out of the race in good order according to trainer Laura Wohlers.“He got pretty tired yesterday,” Wohlers said of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion’s second start of 2016. “He will go back to Kentucky in the morning. We will give it a couple of days back there and get on a conference call and talk about where we go from here.” Oscar Performance (1st, Juvenile Turf) – Amerman Racing’s homebred Oscar Performance delivered one of the more stately victories on Breeders’ Cup Friday, sprinting clear of his rivals in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at the top of the stretch after contesting a hot pace and then holding on impressively by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire. The son of Kitten’s Joy exited his effort in good order, according to conditioner Brian Lynch.“He seems like he came out of the race fine,” Lynch said. “He ate up all his grain and has good energy today. He’ll go back to New York temporarily before heading down to Palm Meadows (Fla.).”Lynch, a former assistant to Bobby Frankel, won his first Breeders’ Cup event with only his second competitor. Previously, his Grand Arch finished third and 11th in the last two renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.“I guess until you get by yourself somewhere is when it soaks in,” he said. “Right now I’m just enjoying it.”last_img read more