Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

UP rallies to take five-setter over UE in UAAP volleyball opener

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Okumu, however, tackled the team’s carelessness with UP giving away 42 points due to errors, a seven-point differential with UE’s 35.“We had many unforced errors and we should correct that.”Molde finished with 23 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Diana Carlos and Justine Dorog had 17 points and 12 points, respectively.Judith Abil led UE with 20 points.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT With an early back-and-forth at the start of the fifth set, Jessma Ramos and Isa Molde exchanged hits for a three-point lead with Isa Molde putting UP ahead 10-7 with a powerful kill.Molde then had an emphatic kill when she sent her attack straight to the face of Zilfa Olarve for UP’s 12-9 buffer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP head coach Godfrey Okumu said he had to remind his players to stay in their system and not lose focus on the task at hand, which was what happened in the second and third sets.“As usual we talked about forgetting and going in strong and also staying focused,” said Okumu. “Our defense was up to standard. And when we focus we play well.” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UP Lady Maroons take opening game win. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines weathered the storm and took a tough 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 win over University of the East in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.After starting out strong, the Lady Maroons allowed the Lady Warriors to gain steam and pull ahead 2-1 but recovered just in time in the fourth to force a deciding set.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Gov’t Renews Commitment to Eradicate Malaria

first_imgThe Government of Liberia has renewed its commitment to ensure that the devastating effects of malaria, which claims thousands of lives in the country annually, are brought under control.This will be achieved with support from global partners such as World Health Organization, and Global Fund.Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan said though government had made great strides against malaria by cutting its infection and death rate by half since 2010, the ferocious killer still remains a serious problem to the health system.“It is imperative that we renew our commitment globally and as a nation to combat this disease,” the Foreign Minister declared. “We should continue this fight until we can feel comfortable that we have significantly reduced its impacts on the world at large,” he added.Mr. Ngafuan made the remarks on Saturday at the Monrovia City Hall where he represented President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as launcher of the distribution of free LLINs (Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets) Campaign, which also coincided with the global celebration of World Malaria Day.The day was celebrated under the theme:  “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria,” which highlights the need for increased financial and human resources, commodities and infrastructural investment to control and eliminate malaria.He said that the Liberian government, with support from partners, has in the last ten years reduced malaria by over 50 percent and extended access to prompt and effective treatment by providing curative care at health facilities and pharmaceutical outlets in hard-to-reach communities.“We have reduced the percentage of malaria cases that progress into complications from ten to five percent. We have extended diagnostic coverage from 60 percent in 2010 to close to 90 percent in 2013,” Minister Ngafuan said.The government has also succeeded in suspending tariff on all anti-malaria commodities that come in the country. “We have instituted a ban on the importation of mono-therapies, amongst others,” he said.Minister Ngafuan noted that by this campaign, government intends to make a strong statement that, “If we can strive to improve the utilization of the bed nets, we will be improving our indicator for malaria. We want to encourage every Liberian to take cover under the nets. Protect yourselves   and your families against malaria and stay healthy because a healthy nation is a prosperous nation,” he added.A statement from the WHO regional head for Africa, Dr.  Matshidiso Moeti, read by her Representative to Liberia, Dr Alex Gasasira, said limited access to and under-utilization of available malaria interventions within countries are the major causes of excessively high burdens of malaria cases and deaths.For example, in 2013, she said, 33% of households in the Africa Region still did not own even a single LLIN and only 29% of households had enough LLINs.Dr. Gasasira stressed that malaria can be prevented or controlled through the use of the LLINs, indoor residual spraying (IRS), preventive therapies for pregnant women, children under five and infants, as well as quality-assured diagnostic testing and treatment.She noted that most malaria prone countries are still far from achieving universal coverage of these malaria interventions.Increased funding for malaria is needed in order to save lives and further expand access to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment services in the region.“This is even more critical, given the urgent need to tackle malaria drug-resistance and other emerging threats such as mosquito resistance to insecticides,” she said.She called on countries and stakeholders to focus on targeting available resources at places where the burden of malaria is highest and at the people and groups who face the highest risk of malaria.WHO, Dr. Gasasira assured, will continue to provide evidence-based guidance to all countries and stakeholders to better target malaria interventions, strengthen national health systems towards universal health coverage, and accelerate progress towards a malaria-free Africa.The mosquito nets donated and brought into the country by the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) are the single largest consignment since the start of the Global Fund Project in Liberia in 2005.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mural offers kids a chance to share

first_img“I cannot explain it, but this is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my career,” Kolodziejczyk said. Declining art classes in public schools – especially in special education – and a drive to integrate regular education children with special needs children led Kolodziejczyk on a search. “The whole purpose behind doing these art projects is that it builds community and it helps develop socialization skills between the regular and handicapped students,” he said. “It allows regular students to learn to appreciate who they are.” Now the Santa Clarita resident admits he works more hours than he ever has, but it’s worth it. “Nothing comes even close – bottom line.” Nicole Armitage, an associate of Kolodziejczyk and the artist behind the mural project, said the biggest reward for her is to watch art work its magic on these very special children. “I have seen how these kids relax when you give them a brush,” Armitage said. “They stay very focused and it get’s very quiet. It’s very Zen-like.” Carol Posthumus, a special education teacher at Valley View, said that for many of her students, who are severely disabled and mostly nonverbal, the mural has been a huge treat. “One little girl was so excited as soon as we came in here she had her hand ready,” Posthumus said. Having special needs children work as artists in such a large-scale project is designed to help them build relationships with their able-bodied counterparts. Posthumus said it’s a two-way payoff. “It is wonderful to see the regular education children being so patient.” Sixth-grader Katrice Smith held 4-year-old Zion Thomas’ hand steady as they drenched the canvas in black paint. “It’s fun working with the kids,” Katrice said. “I like being a part of this and helping.” Tanya Kalantari, a special education coordinator at the school, explained interaction like this helps the special education students. “This really encourages socialization. Anytime a peer does a typical activity, it motivates them to try it,” Kalantari said. For Zion it’s about having fun – and the color purple. “I like painting purple.” The Special Children Arts Foundation has been commissioned for two more murals by the city of Santa Clarita, and Kolodziejczyk said he’s got a growing waiting list of excited participants. Still the best part of the day for Kolodziejczyk comes with what he calls his Hitchcock moment – when he touches the finished mural with his daughter. “For me to touch the mural with my daughter, it’s like leaving my signature without signing the mural,” Kolodziejczyk said. The credit, he said, goes to his daughter. “She is the one who motivated me.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He realized early on that art had a special place in his own daughter’s physical therapy. That motivated him to start the Special Children’s Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing mural painting to special needs children as a means of integrating them into their communities. The newest mural Kolodziejczyk is overseeing is at Valley View Community School in Newhall and will feature images of disabled children participating in extreme sports. The 8-foot-by-30-foot mural will be on display inside the school’s physical therapy room. A former scenic artist for theme park rides, including Disneyland’s Indiana Jones and Universal Studios’ Terminator 2:3-D, Kolodziejczyk left a lucrative art career to chase his passion. NEWHALL – Krista Evans’ long brown braids swished as she gently glided her purple-doused paintbrush across the 8-foot-high canvas. “Purple is my favorite color,” said 7-year-old Krista, her huge smile revealing a missing front tooth. “This is the first time I ever get to paint a mural.” Spina bifida, a neurological disability, keeps Krista in a brown, wooden wheelchair most of the time, but painting is one of the activities she can do with ease. Mark Kolodziejczyk, the father of a 15-year-old who suffers from Rett’s syndrome, knows all about kids like Krista. last_img read more

Missing Grande Prairie Woman

first_imgAngela Mittelstadt hasn’t been seen since March 15.  She was reported missing to Grande Prairie RCMP last Wednesday.Mittelstadt is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, petite, dark complexion, with a scar on her stomach and a tattoo of a heart on her right shoulder, with the name JORDAN around it.She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with pink stitching. – Advertisement -Police are concerned Mittelstadt’s lifestyle could put her at risk, and would like to locate her as soon as possible.Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate: Northern Health weighs in on the flu vaccine debate

first_imgWith another flu season now underway, the debate over benefits of immunization has also revved up again.Doctor Sandra Allison is the Northern Health, Chief Medical Health Officer.- Advertisement -For those unimpressed by those protection numbers, Dr. Allison says it is very important, that we reflect on effectiveness, and how we interpret it.That said, we note the next Fort St. John Public Health Vaccination Clinic is scheduled for December first at the city health unit office at 101-15, 110th avenue from 10 am to 4 pm.It will be another drop-in clinic and open during the lunch hour and that is also true of the next clinic at the 100th st. Senior’s Hall Clinic, on November 17th from 11 AM to 6.30 PM.Meantime, the public is also reminded that flu shots are available at local pharmacies, or through select physicians or health care professionals.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Magnifique!’ A memorable season for Monaco who celebrate with typical glamour

first_img6 He smiles when asked about David Trezeguet and co. winning in 2000 and then grimaces when remembering the Ligue 2 years. They’ve come a long way in the short space of time since Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Monaco in December 2011 when the club were bottom of France’s second division.He oversaw a return to Ligue 1 in 2013 with Claudio Ranieri at the helm and spent €130m on Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, Porto duo James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho, as well as €5m on Lyon’s Anthony Martial.Unfortunately for them, this was around the time Financial Fair Play (FFP) kicked in, forcing clubs to live within their means and a change in direction was needed if they wanted to avoid whopping UEFA fines.Spending was scaled back, Ranieri was replaced with Sporting’s Leonardo Jardim in 2014 and Rodriguez was sold Rodriguez to Real Madrid for £63m, with Falcao being sent on loan to Man United.FFP regulations have since been eased, but it seems an eagerness to initially comply has actually benefitted them and results have been pretty spectacular. “They went out in search of young players who were not quite ready to step up to the big time yet,” French journalist Julien Laurens explained to talkSPORT.“At Monaco they had the room to breathe and were able to progress in full view of scouts from Europe’s top teams. Leonardo Jardim is very good at developing them and transforming these average players into super players,” he added.BOUGHTTiemou Bakayoko, 22, signed from Rennes in 2014 (£6.8m)Benjamin Mendy, 22, signed from Marseille in 2016 (£11m)Fabinho, 23, signed from Rio Ave in 2015 for £5m (on loan initially in 2013)Thomas Lemar, 21, signed from Caen in 2015 (£3.4m)Djibril Sidibe, 24, signed from Lille in 2016 (£12m)“A genius” Eric says about Rybolovlev and his vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.His delight in the team’s transformation on the pitch under Jardim is also evident. Over the past three years the boss has turned them into a formidable attacking force. “Goal, goal, goal,” Eric laughed.He’s right. Monaco haven’t been able to stop scoring this season. Six players are on double figures, Radamel Falcao, back from his two seasons in England, has found his goal scoring touch again and at the time of writing has 28 in all competitions. Kylian Mbappe (below), the 18-year-old Young Player of the Year, has 26 goals to his name and he is now being talked about as the first £100m footballer. PREMIER LEAGUE BOUND?Tiemou Bakayoko linked with £35m Chelsea transferBenjamin Mendy linked with £40m+ Man United and Man City transferFabinho linked with £35m Man United and Arsenal transferThomas Lemar linked with £25m Arsenal transferAnd Leonardo Jardim has been linked with the Inter job. 6 6 After our chat, Monaco hammered Lille 4-0 to bring the team’s league goals to 102 for the season, representing a huge improvement on the 57 scored last term, 51 the year before that and 63 in their first season back in Ligue 1 in the 2013/14 campaign.They’ve also gone further than anyone thought they would in the Champions League. Well, except for Gianluigi Buffon. Watching them earlier in the competition as they brushed aside Bayer Leverkusen, CSKA Moscow and Tottenham in the group stage, the Juventus goalkeeper texted a club director to confidently predict Monaco would reach the final.Man City were beaten in the last 16, Borussia Dortmund in the quarters, but sadly for them they met a Juve team in fine form in the last four although Mbappe’s goal in the 2-1 second leg defeat was the first the Italian side had conceded in 690 minutes of football.The Monaco Tourist Authority must be happy as this thrill-a-minute football is pretty much selling the place to sport fanatics for them – where else can you see the game’s next big things take on European superstars, as well as catch a Formula One Grand Prix on the same weekend?Supporters can turn up on any given match day at the 18,000-seater Stade Louis II and are more than likely to pick up a ticket. For the Lille game there were little more than 13,000 supporters, meaning 5,000 seats were empty and this was to see the club put one hand on the Ligue 1 trophy, before the 2-0 win against Saint-Etienne in front of 14,299 people on Wednesday night sealed their eighth title and brought their tally to 104 goals for the season. 6center_img Monaco players celebrate winning Ligue 1 after beating Saint-Etienne They have their hardcore support and are well supported away, but at home they lose out in terms of revenue. “Even against Dortmund in the second leg you still had tickets on sale at six or seven in the evening,” Laurens said.We know that narrative, though, don’t we? So on a more positive note what game stands out from a fan’s perspective?“Tottenham” Eric said before bursting into laughter and offering out his hand in apology, having regrettably told him where my own club loyalties lay. Remembering his pained expression when Ligue 2 was mentioned, I think better of typing ‘Where were you when you were s***?’ into Google translate, and instead try again.“Manchester City,” he says and his eyes instantly light up as he recalls the fantastic night in March when Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten 3-1 to secure a place in the Champions League quarter-final.“Magnifique,” chimes another punter, who has overheard the conversation. The club shop still sells Monaco and City half and half scarves, which offers an insight into the joy felt by all.But will it be the same again next season? Eric isn’t looking too far ahead.“We were in the semi-final of the Champions League and now we are champions,” he points out. Basically, he’s going to enjoy the moment and just wait to see who stays and who leaves.“If they lose two [players] it’s a very good summer,” Laurens adds.And in case you were wondering, yes, the victory party is suitably glamourous and the club have booked 50 Cent to perform in the Palace Square on Sunday. 6 6 Their Champions League dream may have ended, but Monaco fans still have reason to celebrate after an incredible Ligue 1 season.It’s the morning of the Lille game, three days before they officially win the league for the first time in 17 years, and I want to get to Stade Louis II promptly. Walking through the morning sunshine en route, I think I’m being clever by getting there early enough in order to do the football tourist thing and take pictures before people begin descending.But it was quiet. Yes, Monaco’s average attendance of 9,233 this season puts them bottom of Ligue 1 for fans, but surely there’d be some red and white on display considering a win would mean they were champions in all but name. The Wealdstone Raider would have a field day or maybe people were still nursing a hangover as a result of the Formula E race the previous day.And that’s when I spot Eric across the road; the large Monaco flag attached to the entrance of his cafe giving away where his allegiance lay. Avoiding the various Bugatti and Ferrari drivers on their way to navigate the Grand Prix circuit, we sat down for a coffee on Avenue Prince Pierre, close to the club shop and the Prince of Monaco’s impressive collection of vintage cars.last_img read more

HOOPS RETURN FOR OLD BHOY SHAY?

first_imgSHAY Given says he might fancy a move back to Celtic – and there’s a chance it might happen.The Aston Villa keeper is a lifelong fan of the Bhoys and played with them as a teenager.The 36-year-old Lifford man said: “Never say never. I’m very happy at Villa but in football you should never close any doors. And there’s an outside chance it could happen.” Celtic lost 1-0 at Dundee United on Sunday with the Hoops once again denied a clear penalty.Celtic were denied a penalty when Keith Watson handled, leaving Lennon, who is serving a touchline ban for confronting a referee over a penalty decision in last month’s loss to Hearts, to call for consistency from officials.He said afterwards: “Maybe I should ring John Fleming [the Scottish FA head of referee development] and ask him what is the difference.“If they want to give them against us, then that one today has to be a penalty as well. You’ve got to be consistent. “I am going to get accused of being a sore loser or blaming referees but it’s not the point, what I want is an answer and I don’t feel I get them.”Meanwhile the clubs will have to decide to allow Rangers into the SPL next season – with fans of many of those clubs threatening to boycott their own grounds if the go-ahead is given. HOOPS RETURN FOR OLD BHOY SHAY? was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:shay given celticlast_img read more

SHOCK AS DEVELOPERS SEND €4.5M BILL TO DONEGAL COUNCIL FOR HOTEL DEMOLITION

first_imgDONEGAL County Council could face an expensive legal battle after the owners of the old Portsalon Hotel hit the authority with a €4.5M bill.The building – which was almost 200 years old – was demolished in 1991 by the council.In a statement LTG Developments Limited, based in Stevenage in England, said it had now invoiced Donegal County Council, for €4.5m for the damage caused by the demolition and loss of capital. Michael Ruggeri, the spokesman for the company said: “I have tried for years to reason with the Council.“The beach at Portsalon is world class, has a Blue Flag, and my redevelopment plans would bring jobs and prosperity to the area.”LTG said it wrote to the Contracts Manager more than four months ago and “have still not received a response to the issues that were raised.”The statement went on: “The company has repeatedly stated to the Council, that it does not want to have a potential adverse impact on the public purse at this time, and would welcome the emergence of a mutually beneficial way forward, even at this late stage.” Ruggeri said “matters have come to a head because the Council is attempting to interfere with our rights as the owners of the land and we will not allow this to happen.”No-one from Donegal County Council was available for comment last night. SHOCK AS DEVELOPERS SEND €4.5M BILL TO DONEGAL COUNCIL FOR HOTEL DEMOLITION was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SHOCK AS DEVELOPERS SEND €4.5M BILL TO DONEGAL COUNCIL FOR HOTEL DEMOLITIONlast_img read more

Nature not on Angels’ side

first_img There, an estimated 65,000 to 70,000 visitors watched aircraft ranging from World War II and Korean War-era fighters to the Air Force’s latest: the stealthy supersonic F/A-22 Raptor air superiority fighter, a vertical-takeoff CV-22 Osprey, and a remote-control Predator spy plane. “It’s a happy crowd … super flying weather,” said Edwards spokesman John Haire. Edwards’ gates open at 7 a.m. today for the second day of its air show. Flying is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and conclude about 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s Point Mugu visitors got to explore a C-130 cargo plane from the California Air National Guard unit stationed at the base. “It brings us closer to the community,” Air Guard Lt. Col. Arvin Mayberry said of the air show. “People can actually see their tax money at work, and talk to the crews about the missions we perform. They get a chance to see the hardware, and get a sense of what the military does for them on a daily basis.” Grandparents and their grandchildren, groups of schoolchildren and parents pushing strollers posed for photos next to aircraft and spread out picnic blankets and folding chairs along the flight line to watch planes perform stunts and streak across the sky trailing colored smoke. Among the spectators were 7-year-old Leslie Guzman of Santa Paula and her cousin, Besty Luebano, 7, of Oxnard. The little girls chanted “Blue Angels! Blue Angels! Blue Angels” and were thrilled when the group’s C-130 support plane, “Fat Albert,” roared past them, taking off at a steep angle with blue-colored flames from the engines and a thick trail of smoke. “We thought it was cool; we liked the color of the flames,” said Leslie. She said she wasn’t too disappointed that the Blue Angels show wasn’t longer. Her father, Miguel Guzman, 40, of Santa Paula agreed, noting, “It’s just fun coming out here. There’s plenty of other stuff.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fans will get another chance to see the Blue Angels today, weather permitting, as the air show continues beginning at 8 a.m. The National Weather Service predicts morning low clouds and fog with only partial afternoon clearing today along the Oxnard coast. Despite the gray skies, nearly 21,000 fans came out to Naval Base Ventura County, enjoying the flying acts that performed earlier in the day. Those included a massive pyrotechnic demonstration in Rich Perkins’ “Wall of Fire” act with his Aero Vodochody L-39 jet, an F/A-18 Super Hornet jet demonstration and an F-16 demonstration flight. Dozens of other planes were on display, including an AV-8B Harrier II and an E2-C Hawkeye 2000 surveillance plane. At Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley, blue skies and warm temperatures prevailed Saturday for Edwards’ first open house in two years. POINT MUGU – Mother Nature clipped the Blue Angels’ wings Saturday at the 41st annual Point Mugu Air Show. Low clouds and fog delayed the start of flying until almost 11 a.m. By 2 p.m., when the Blue Angels were only a short way into their precision flying routine, the clouds descended to 800 feet again, making it unsafe to continue. “The FAA requires at least 1,000 feet for safety reasons,” explained Jeff Davis, air show coordinator. The fog and low clouds were “unusual for here, at this time of year.” last_img read more