TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic horse racing rule — by a nose.An only-in-New York equipment ban appeared ready to put a kink in the colt’s U.S. Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes.But the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was cleared to wear the nasal strip he has worn all through a six-race winning streak that has set him up for a chance at U.S. horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown.New York racetracks have a rule prohibiting any equipment not specifically approved by stewards, and nasal strips were not on their list.A statement from the New York Racing Association and the state’s Gaming Commission on May 19 said the track’s three stewards unanimously agreed to lift the ban.The strip worn by California Chrome is thought to assist airflow through the nostrils — something that should come in handy on June 7 for Belmont’s grueling run.“It opens up his air passage and gives him that little extra oomph that he needs, especially going a mile and a half,” trainer Art Sherman said. “Any time you can have a good air passage that means a lot for these thoroughbreds.”Sherman raised the possibility his horse wouldn’t run in the Belmont if barred from using a nasal strip. Two years ago, Doug O’Neill trained I’ll Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness with the colt wearing a nasal strip.New York officials told O’Neill his horse couldn’t wear one in the Belmont. The issue became moot when I’ll Have Another was scratched the day before the race because of a leg injury.There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, and the sport’s popularity has waned in the nearly four decades since. But it gets a boost every time a horse heads to the Big Apple with a Triple Crown on the line.(RICK FREEMAN, AP Sports Writer)
Angela Matusik, director of branded content at InStyle, has announced that she will leave the brand on August 16, after three years with the magazine. In this position, Grossman will lead the company’s international multiplatform sales organization and develop innovative revenue models and opportunities in new markets. He will report directly to chief operating officer Jacki Kelley. Anne Urda is now editor-in-chief of Law360. Urda, formerly co-managing editor, was promoted to the role following last week’s departure of EIC Cat Fredenburgh and co-managing editor Christine Caulfield. Grossman joined the company in July 2014 as publisher of Bloomberg Digital and digital products. In November 2015, he was promoted to head of U.S. sales for the company. Previously, he served as associate publisher of Wired and Ars Technica. Bloomberg Media has promoted Keith Grossman from U.S. head of sales to global chief revenue officer, effective today. He replaces former CRO Paul Caine, who left the company in mid-July. Hearst Magazines UK has promoted Duncan Chater from group publishing director of Red, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan to chief revenue officer, effective September 1. Chater replaces Ella Dolphin, who will leave the company at the end of this month to serve as CEO of Shortlist Media. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: “He is a tireless leader, full of ideas and innovation which is what clients require most,” Kelley told Adweek. “He knows how to front a sales force in order to bring the best ideas to clients across lots of different industries and at many different levels of agencies and clients.” Slate Group has named Jason Santa Maria design director. Most recently, he was the executive design director for Vox Media.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, October 7, 2018.Sunday, October 7No MeetingsMonday, October 8No Meetings — Offices ClosedTuesday, October 9The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. An Executive Session (closed to the public) at 6pm precedes the public portion meeting. Read the agenda HERE.The Reading Municipal Light Department’s Citizens Advisory Board meets at 6:30pm in North Reading’s Town Hall. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm at the Wilmington Town Museum. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, October 10The Wilmington Board of Registrars meets at 11am in the Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, October 11No MeetingsFriday, October 12No MeetingsSaturday, October 13No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Government”
[Representational Image]twitterFrank Hoogerbeets is a self-proclaimed seismic researcher who operates from the Netherlands. The researcher had made several earthquake predictions in the past couple of years, and surprisingly, most of these predictions turned true. Even though experts call it a clear case of coincidence, followers of Hoogerbeets strongly believe that the predictions made by the researcher using a sophisticated system called SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) are right.In the meantime, Hoogerbeets has now warned that a powerful earthquake measuring at least 7 on the Richter scale could hit the planet on August 18. As per Hoogerbeets, a critical planetary geometry that happened recently is the main reason behind this rise in seismic activities.”Absence of critical planetary geometry caused a seismic lull in the last seven days with no magnitude 6+ earthquake since August 4. This is likely going to change in the coming days. Starting on the 12th, 13th a seismic increase may occur due to upcoming critical planetary geometry. A seismic peak is most likely to occur from the 14th to the 18th with potentially one or two high 6 to 7+ magnitude earthquakes,” wrote Hoogerbeets on his website.In his website, Hoogerbeets reveals that certain planetary alignments and lunar geometry are capable of releasing electromagnetic force, which will, in turn, destabilize the tectonic plates of the earth. As per Hoogerbeets, seismic activities will witness a dramatic rise when tectonic plates of our planet get destabilized. Hoogerbeets also makes it clear that he is not a part of any conspiracy theory group, and all he wants to do is exposing the truth to the general public.However, experts have dismissed the predictions made by Hoogerbeets, and they claim that no current technology on the earth is capable of predicting earthquakes with such mindblowing precision. As per experts, a small earthquake may be actually a foreshock, and this theory will become right only if we detect an aftershock in the area.