Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Also speaking in advance of Friday’s event was Stiofán Newman who believes that Limerick is “particularly fortunate in having had a long tradition of scholars engaging with the material and believes that the manuscripts are a dynamic resource, capable of being re-imagined visually, musically or artistically. ’Stephen himself will be on hand on the day facilitating a Round Table discussion with Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill, Scholar and singer; Úna Nic Éinrí, scholar; Cathal Poirtéir, Radio Producer and frormer chairperson of IMRAM Festival, and David Bracken, Limerick Dioscesan Archives.The title for the event – Bárantas- echoes the term used by the poets to summonfriends to their convivial poetic gatherings- it is a call to action combined with a socialgathering. Barántas will also cater for those with little or no previous knowledge ofthe manuscripts – personal headphones will provide a simultaneous translation ofthe Irish language material.More about education here. Facebook Twitter TAGSBarántasGaelicheadphonesmanuscriptsMary Immaculate College NewsEducationBarántas talk and exhibition to take place in Mary Immaculate CollegeBy Staff Reporter – April 24, 2018 1239 Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day WhatsApp Advertisement Email Print Mary Immaculate CollegeBARÁNTAS, taking place on Friday 27 April from 2-5pm in Mary Immaculate College Room G10 from 2-5 p.m., aims to draw attention to the potential of Limerick’s Gaelic manuscripts as a creative and cultural resource for Limerick and the Mid-West.The free event, which is open to the public, will consist of an exhibition of Limerick’s Gaelic manuscripts. Educators, representatives from arts organisations, cultural and civic leaders and the general public are invited to join in the discussion and hear from leading scholarsand practitioners about the many dynamic ways in which we can engage with themanuscripts.Co-organisers of the event, lecturers from MIC, Róisín Ní Ghairbhí and Stiofán Newman believe that ‘Limerick’s amazing Gaelic manuscripts are a relatively untapped resource in the civic, cultural and creative life of the region’. Limerick scribes formed part of a dynamic network of Munster scribes operating in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and their manuscripts – containing poems, songs, stories and historical and spiritual material – are preserved in libraries and institutions across Ireland and overseas. Some manuscripts are still here in Limerick,including the De Bhál collection in the Diocesan Archives in Henry Street. Speaking in advance of the event Róisín Ní Ghairbhí said: “Many Limerick people will have heard of the poets of the Maigue and their association with places like Kilmallock, Croom and Adare but there are scores of other scribes and poets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Previous articleEarls and Murray nominated for Player of the Year awardNext articleLimericks Darren Named Mr Gay Ireland 2018 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie PREVIEW: Senior and Intermediate championships reach Round 2
KABC(LOS ANGELES) — A sniper located in an apartment building in Los Angeles County opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy just outside his station house on Wednesday afternoon.The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster station by someone in the apartment building across the street, which is a government-subsidized facility.The shooting took place in Lancaster, about an hour north of downtown Los Angeles, at about 2:45 p.m. local time.“Think about what happened here — a sniper took out one of our deputies,” Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said at a press conference. “And the only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on.”“He was getting ready to take that vest off,” he added. “Had he done so, it would’ve been a much more tragic situation.”The suspect is still on the loose, authorities said early Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies cleared the apartment building overnight and did not find the person. The suspect has not been named, and it is unclear if they are a resident of the building.Reinosa has been treated and released from the hospital and there was no puncture wound.He has been with the sheriff’s office for about a year and at the Lancaster station for just three months, authorities said.Sgt. Benjamin Grubb, in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau, called the shooting a “contemptible assault.”Parris was critical of a mental health facility, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, that shares a parking lot with the apartment building, however, the apartments provide housing for a variety of low- and middle-income residents and those who were formerly homeless, according to the Los Angeles Times.“It’s not just a four-story apartment building, it’s a four-story apartment building that is government subsidized for mentally ill people,” Parris said. “I mean, let’s call it what it is. Why do you put mentally ill people in a four-story apartment building across from the sheriff’s department?”A spokesperson for the facility told Los Angeles ABC station KABC that the mental health facility is in the same complex, but separate from the apartments, which are not specifically for patients.“They let people live in our apartment complex who have mental illness,” Terrisa McGhee, who lives in the apartment complex, told KABC. “It’s kind of scary because there’s no security onsite 24 hours. Management is never here when things happen. The cops are in there constantly. So it’s not a surprise.”It is unknown whether the suspect is a patient.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A rash of accounting glitches in Chile led to the omission of more than 31,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, or nearly one-sixth of the country’s total so far, health officials said on Tuesday.The cases, discovered during a review of the health ministry’s databases, stemmed back to mid-March, when the outbreak began in Chile, authorities said.”We have detected that there is a significant number of people who have not been notified or whose status has not been processed and continues to be ‘pending,'” Dr. Rafael Araos, a member of an expert committee advising the government, told reporters in a briefing. Last week, a controversy over the reporting of coronavirus-related deaths led President Sebastian Pinera to replace Health Minister Jaime Manalich, a close friend and confidant.Manalich, who had overseen Chile’s response to the outbreak until now, won praise for an aggressive campaign to keep hospitals supplied with ventilators and protective equipment but was criticized for successive criteria changes for recording deaths and cases.South America has become the new epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, with Chile, Peru and Brazil particularly hard hit.Chile on Monday extended a state of catastrophe in place since mid-March for an additional 90 days.The decision gives the government extraordinary powers to restrict freedom of movement and assure food supply and basic services. Topics : “This group of unreported cases … have positive PCR [exams] and thus constitute confirmed cases,” he said.The accounting confusion comes as cases are soaring in the South American nation, averaging over 5,000 daily. On Tuesday, Chile reported a total of 184,449 infections and 3,383 deaths from the disease.The additional 31,412 cases discovered by authorities will be added to Chile’s total tally on Wednesday, Araos said.As the pandemic has worsened in Chile, health ministry statistics have come under increasing scrutiny.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt – a nine-time Olympic gold medallist , Great Britain’s Mo Farah and South Africa’s Caster Semenya are among athletes nominated for IAAF’s Athlete of the Year AwardsBolt broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m world record to claim victory in Rio while Mo Farah, 33, secured a historic ‘double double’ by retaining both his 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles at Rio 2016.Paula Radcliffe, in 2002, was the last British athlete to win one of the IAAF’s end-of-year awards.Apart from Bolt, Farah faces competition from the like of and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk who set a new world record in the 400m at the Games in Brazil. The winner of both the male and female athlete of the year awards will be announced at the IAAF awards dinner in Monaco in December.The last Briton to win the men’s award was triple jumper Jonathan Edwards in 1995, the year in which he jumped 18.29m, which is still the world record.The 25-year-old Semenya won gold in Rio to add to her silver medal from London 2012.Her rivals include Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, who broke the 10,000m world record by over 14 seconds in Rio, and Spain’s Ruth Beitia, who won Olympic high jump gold aged 37.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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Advertisement a45NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs52t744Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 991c0Would you ever consider trying this?😱7xvCan your students do this? 🌚p7Roller skating! Powered by Firework As the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the game of cricket at a large extent, various cricket boards have been scrambling around to rise to the challenge as they face a cash crunch and other problems with non-activity. As part of the project restart, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to the state associations for the resumption of cricket.Advertisement The guidelines are meant for players, team coaches and other support staff, administrative staff, and the facility management-who will be required to follow safety protocols like testing and screening before the resumption of training. They are also required to fill in a consent form wherein players have to acknowledge a certain amount of risk involved during the procedures and abide by all the safety measures set up by the respective State Associations.“The BCCI as the governing body for the sport of cricket in India is responsible for ensuring that appropriate protocols are put in place to protect the health and safety of players, staff and all stakeholders. Covid-19, an infectious disease primarily affecting the lungs, poses a serious threat to the health of individuals as is evident from its spread to almost all countries around the world with more than 17.5 million infections and over 0.6 million deaths as on 1st August 2020. As the world grapples with Covid-19, cricketing activity has come to a standstill and players confined to the four walls within their homes,” the SOP read.Advertisement Whatmore, Lal set for a snubOne important point in the SOP for state associations bars 60-plus individuals from taking part in the training camp, potentially affecting Arun Lal and Australian Dav Whatmore, who are coaches of Bengal and Baroda respectively.Whatmore, 66, was appointed in April while Lal, 65, guided Bengal to the Ranji Trophy final in March. A senior BCCI official confirmed that it will be difficult to breach the protocols and unfortunate that Lal and Whatmore will have to miss out.“This is SOP. It will be very difficult for any teams to breach the protocols. It is unfortunate that someone like Lal Ji or Whatmore might have to miss out,” the official said.In addition, ahead of the resumption of the training camps for all the domestic sides, the teams are required to appoint a Chief Medical Officer (CMO), who will be responsible for maintaining the bio-safety guidelines during the entire duration of camps and matches as well. Resumption of training will only happen after scrutiny and go-ahead of the local administration.Ahead of the training camps, the medical team will have to obtain the medical history of the players and staff for the previous two weeks through an online questionnaire. Those suspected to have coronavirus-like symptoms will have to undergo PCR tests.Dravid pitches inLegendary India batsman Rahul Dravid has suggested that the Indian domestic circuit will be at the receiving end this season, owing mainly to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The former India captain believes that the real impact of the pandemic will be felt in Indian domestic cricket around October.“We’ve been lucky so far [that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season], but come October, things might start getting stressful,” Dravid told the Deccan Herald.“A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that’s when I think it’ll start hitting us more. The next domestic season, for a lot of our young domestic players’ juniors, Under-16s, Under-19s, and women cricketers start in October.”India has a robust domestic cricket system with tournaments in different formats like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy played around the year. This time around, there has been no clarity yet from the governing body about the commencement of these tournaments.In 2019-20 season, a total number of 2036 games-across various age groups in men’s and women’s categories were played. In normal circumstances, the season would begin in August and run till the turn of the financial year. Since that possibility is out of the window, the BCCI is trying to come up with a curtailed format for the season. Key SOP pointers for players as per BCCI* All players and support staff’s symptoms (if any) and body temperature should be checked every morning. * Wearing masks (optional while training) and installing the Aarogya Setu app is mandatory, while the players and staff must carry and use personal hand sanitizer bottles. * If a member develops any initial symptoms (cough, headache, chills, fever, body ache, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste or any other unusual symptoms) they should intimate the team medical personnel immediately and remain self-quarantined until help arrives. * Training to be implemented following social distancing rules. * All individual and team kit bags should be sanitized upon arrival and after every use. * Sanitisation of cricket balls to be done after discussion with relevant authorities at BCCI headquarters. *All members should arrive dressed and ready to train to minimise the use of the dressing room, washrooms and communal areas.ALSO READ:Is the BCCI sidestepping women’s cricket? 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It will be the Pack and Steelers heading to do battle in Dallas in two weeks time. Both teams found just enough points to capture their respective conference titles as the National Football League determined the two teams heading to the Super Bowl in Big D.For the third time in six seasons, Terrible Towels will twirl at the Super Bowl. The Steelers silenced Rex Ryan’s wild bunch with a fumble return for a touchdown and a goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory for the AFC championship Sunday. They will face Green Bay in Dallas in two weeks.In Chicago, Aaron Rodgers came of age after leading the Packers to a 21-14 victory over the Bears in the NFC Championship game.Rodgers played well enough to keep the Bears off balance all afternoon, Green Bay punter Tim Masthay kept Devin Hester under wraps and the Packers’ superb defence took care of the rest in knocking the Bears out of the playoffs.The Super Bowl is set to kick off at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, February 6.
The All Star Game selection committee evaluated players on their on-ice and off-ice performance during the season.The game begins at 7 p.m.Some notable players to have appeared in the All Star game include, Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings (Team Blue 2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers (Team White 2009), Brett Connolly of the Tampa Bay Lighting (Team White 2008) and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets (Team White 2007).The soon to be 16 Percival, had four goals and five assists on the season while Sookro, turning 17 in February, currently leads the Ice in scoring with ten goals and eight assists.The All Star game previews the Showcase weekend for the BCMMHL in Langley as 10 of the 11 teams play games at the Events Centre.Junior scouts from numerous teams in Canada and United States are expected to be in attendance to watch the action.The Ice, 3-21-2 on the season, faces Valley West Hawks Saturday and Sunday. Two Kootenay Ice players will be front and center Friday as the B.C. Hockey hosts the annual Major Midget League All Star game at the Langley Events Centre.Forwards Nolan Percival and Brandon Sookro join 40 other players in the contest that showcases the top talent in the Major Midget League.A total of 12 defensemen, 24 forwards and six goaltenders) have been selected, with at least one player representing each of the 11 Major Midget League teams.
“Players are beginning to understand Major Midget is very highly recruited and very highly scouted.”“(And in the BCMMHL) they’re playing against players their own age and not against young men,” he added.After experiencing the pitfall in year one behind the bench, Wright, joined by a host of interest hockey personal, decided to re-work the program beginning in the off season.“We’ve done a massive amount of (offseason) work,” Wright said, with players on the roster from Cranbrook, Castlegar, Montrose, Trail, Rossland, Nakusp, Crescent Valley and Nelson.“We’ve recruited, we promoted . . . we have a lot of good people involved this year. We have a non-parent manager in Kari Carr, we have a great coaching staff in myself and Brian Jones and (former Nelson Leafs coach) Bill McDonnell is helping us out this year with our goaltenders so everything is looking really good.”The Ice, finishing last season out of the playoffs with 6-28-6 record, open the regular season Saturday in Richmond with a two-game set against Greater Vancouver Canadiens.The games are part of a Showcase Weekend where all teams play at one location, giving junior and college scouts a chance to watch all players.The other Showcase is scheduled for January 24-25.Both Showcases will be held at the world-class Richmond Oval facility in greater Vancouver.Wright said this season Ice officials are trying to make the program a win-win for midget-aged players throughout the Kootenays.“We’re trying to open the team up to the KIJHL where players will play and practice with teams and in part the KI is trying to open itself up to the BC Junior so we’re all trying to work together,” Wright said.“I’m a big fan of the KIJHL having coached in it, but this is a fantastic league for the 15-16-year-olds and some 17-year-olds as well.” There is more than a few changes coming to the Kootenay Ice Major Midget team.Not only is the team now based out of the Heritage City but the hockey club is getting the finishing touches put on their own dressing room — the old Nelson Leafs digs — in the Civic Centre Arena.“It is definitely going to be different this year,” said Ice head coach Rob Wright on the eve of the BC Major Midget Hockey League season.“Our whole program is based out of Nelson, we have a new dressing room here and all of our games will be played here in Nelson.”“So instead of what I call in the past a “Gypsy Team” we’re based out of one community.”The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to give the elite 15, 16 and 17 year old players in the province an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t work so well here in the Kootenays where there’s the opportunity for many of those same elite players to play in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League having fives franchises based in the area.“We’re trying to build a professional program and I believe that is a main reason why we’ve been able to get our 16-year-olds back,” explained Wright, who has won the KIJHL title with the Nelson Leafs.
McLAUGHLIN INVADERS SET FOR MALIBU, LA BREA Happy, healthy and hell-bent on winning, talented East Coast invaders Cavorting, Marking and Watershed had their final major workouts Friday morning at Santa Anita for their respective Grade I stakes engagements in the La Brea and Malibu on Opening Day a week from tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 26.Cavorting, an eventful fourth as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland Oct. 31, went four furlongs in 48 seconds flat. Marking, unbeaten and untested in his two career victories, also went four furlongs, in 47.40, while Watershed went the same distance in 47.60. Each three-year-old was ridden by exercise rider Pat Correa.“I’m very happy. The horses are eating well, they’re bright, they’re very happy and fresh in this cooler weather,” said Neal McLaughlin, 46-year-old brother of 55-year-old trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who is enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean.Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had Watershed going his first quarter-mile in 24.60 with a five furlong gallop-out time of 1:01.60. Marking was given 24.40 for his first quarter, with a gallop-out time of 1:01.80.“We came out of Florida, which is having heavy record heat right now, so it’s nice to see the horses in this cooler weather,” Neal said. “They are fresh and feeling good. I’m glad we changed our plan a little bit. Usually, we do our breezes at home and then ship here and run.“We changed up this year and came out two weeks early to breeze here over the track. The horses are happy, eating and enjoying the weather and I hope the plan works.“We’ll do that for Breeders’ Cup (at Santa Anita next year on Nov. 4 and 5), come out a little earlier, breeze them and hope they run well.”Cavorting, owned by Stonestreet Stables, LLC, is the most accomplished of the trio. The bay filly has had eight starts, winning five, including the Grade I Test Stakes and the Grade II Prioress. “She went super,” McLaughlin said. “It was nice to let her stretch her legs. She’s a bit of a high-strung filly and can be a difficult gallop, so this is probably her exercise rider’s second-favorite day. His favorite day is her day off tomorrow.“She’s certainly fit and ready and a fast filly. We just wanted a nice path and that’s what we got, so it went well.” All three horses are progeny of Bernardini, who stands at Darley Stud in Lexington, Ky. for $100,000. Marking and Watershed are owned by Godolphin Racing, LLC.Also working at Santa Anita Friday for the La Brea was streaking speedster Hot City Girl, going four furlongs in 47.40 for trainer Linda Rice.“She went well,” Rice said by phone from New York. “We’re happy with it. We wanted to get one breeze over the track before the race.” Hot City Girl, a chestnut City Zip filly bred in New York and owned by Lady Sheila Stable, won her last three starts, including the Safely Kept at Laurel by 8 ¼ lengths Nov. 14.The Malibu and the La Brea each offers $300,000 in purse money and will be decided at seven furlongs, the La Brea restricted to three-year-old fillies and the Malibu to three-year-olds.Two additional stakes will be presented Opening Day, the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) and the Grade III Daytona.First post time opening day is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. TEAM McLAUGHLIN HAPPY WITH GRADE I CONTENDERSSTAKES DEBUT FOR VIGILANTE IN MATHIS BROTHERS McANALLY NEARS SEVENTH DECADE AT SANTA ANITAPOPULAR WALL CALENDAR FREE TO FANS OPENING DAY VIGILANTE MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN MATHIS BROTHERS MILEVigilante, a lightly raced son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow, makes his stakes debut in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on turf Opening Day.Phil D’Amato is hoping for a solid performance, based on how the three-year-old bay colt owned by Gary and Mary West has been training.“He came in from back East after running at Keeneland on Oct. 21,” the trainer said. “We’ve had him for a little while and he’s doing well, so we’ll give it a shot.”A committed stretch runner, Vigilante came from 10th and last at the half-mile marker to win a one-mile allowance race on turf by three-quarters of a length in the Keeneland race.ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW FOR RON McANALLYRon McAnally has been around the track a few times. The legendary Hall of Fame trainer, who turns 84 come next July 11, has been at every Santa Anita meet since 1948, save 1950 and 51, when he served two years in the Air Force.A fixture at his Clockers’ Corner table as early as 6:30 when temperatures have hovered near the freezing mark on recent mornings, McAnally is sharp of mind and in relative good health as Santa Anita embarks on its 79th season the day after Christmas, Dec. 26.Born in Covington, Ky. and raised in an orphanage with two younger brothers and two sisters, McAnally would go on to reach racing’s greatest heights, training 12 national champions, the most famous of which was two-time Horse of the Year John Henry.He walked hots for his uncle, Reggie Cornell, trainer of the mythical stretch runner, Silky Sullivan, whose breathtaking rushes from last to first in the late 1950s would make him a household name.“I was a groom mucking stalls at Santa Anita with this little guy at the next barn, right where Paddy Gallagher is stabled now,” remembered McAnally, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, active trainers still on the beat. He might have more rings around his trunk than any of his contemporaries.“I went into the Service and when I came back, this guy was all the rage, winning races left and right. I didn’t know who he was.”The man was Bill Shoemaker.“I came here in 1948 in the dead of winter,” McAnally said, “and Lefty Nickerson had come in from the East Coast. It snowed like hell while he was here and he looked at me and said, ‘I thought it never snowed in Southern California.’”McAnally, ably assisted by former trainer Dan Landers since 1995, isn’t winning in bunches like he did three decades ago, but he takes it in stride, waxing philosophically.“No trainer can win races with bad horses,” he says. “But life goes on.”Indeed.FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will give away its popular full color Wall Calendar free on Opening Day to all fans at the track with paid admission while supplies last . . . The first 20,000 paid attendees will receive a $100 Mathis Brothers Furniture gift certificate, and the first 5,000 kids 17 and under accompanied by a paid adult will get a plush, mini-Thoroughbred toy, courtesy of the Mathis Brothers . . . Santa Anita will offer an opening day Trackside Package that includes special trackside seating, a free first drink, and an officially licensed American Pharoah T-shirt commemorating the first-ever Grand Slam champion of horse racing. Use promo code PHAROAH for $5 off the package price . . . Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who worked five furlongs Thursday in 1:00.40 for Bob Baffert, will not run in the Malibu, the Hall of Fame trainer said Friday morning. “I don’t want to back him up,” Baffert said, alluding to the 1 1/8-mile Native Diver Stakes Dortmund won on Nov. 28 and the seven furlong Malibu. A more likely spot for the son of Big Brown would be the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth and a likely confrontation with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome . . . Another candidate for the San Pasqual is Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces trained by John Sadler, who said Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind is enjoying some R&R and won’t start back until mid-meet, with the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita a long-range goal . . . Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, a finalist for Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, was a visitor to Clocker’s Corner Friday morning, recently back from Hong Kong where he participated in a Jockeys’ Challenge competition . . . Agent Nelson Arroyo reports that Stuart Elliott arrives from Kentucky next Friday to ride full time at Santa Anita. Arroyo also represents Abel Lezcano, who has been busy in the mornings working horses for alpha trainers Richard Baltas, Jerry Hollendorfer, Peter Miller, Doug O’Neill and Sadler . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Taris worked four furlongs Friday in 49.40 for trainer Simon Callaghan . . . Agent Michael Burns has taken the book of jockey Jose Verenzuela. The 48-year-old has been riding more than 25 years and ridden more than 1,500 winners with his biggest victory coming in the $2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Nad Al Sheba in 2009 aboard the Jerry Barton-trained Big City Man for Saudi Prince Sultan Mohammad Saud Al Kabeer. A native of Venezuela and a countrymate of North America’s leading jockey by earnings Javier Castellano in addition to hot-riding Santiago Gonzalez, Verenzuela also rode for three seasons in Singapore, with his biggest success coming aboard Flax in the $500,000, Group 1 Raffles Cup in 2012. Burns also represents 25-year-old Gonzalo Nicolas, who began riding as a journeyman on Memorial Day and has ridden 51 winners . . . Greg Hendricks, 20-year-old son of trainer Dan Hendricks, was aboard multiple stakes winner Om as he galloped Friday morning in preparation for the Mathis Brothers Mile. “Greg’s been galloping for me since he was 16,” Dan said . . . Serving coffee free at Clockers’ Corner, generously initiated by Los Angeles Turf Club Chairman Keith Brackpool two days ago, is proving a rousing success. “We served over 200 cups Thursday, double our normal amount,” said hostess Rosie Ybarra. “Before, everybody would walk around with a Starbucks. Now they walk around with a Rosiebucks.”