Online office procurement saves Cancer Research UK over £2.5 million

first_img  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online office procurement saves Cancer Research UK over £2.5 millioncenter_img The first online auction to source office supplies delivered 30% savings to the charity. The auction to source IT hardware including desktops and laptops saved Cancer Research UK a further 20%, and another 33% was saved via the auction for laboratory consumables and equipment such as chemicals, plastics and personal protection equipment. Through the latter auction, the charity also managed to reduce its number of suppliers from over 200 to fewer than six. Belinda Turner, Procurement Director at Cancer Research UK said: “Initially, there was some scepticism that online auctions could deliver such huge savings. Now with three projects under our belts, we are convinced that this approach is extremely valuable.“We are now developing a more holistic approach across all our procurement – this is not about centralising procurement, rather about sharing best practice with our individual buyers and helping them to buy more cost effectively.” Peter Garnett, Managing Director at Aria Insite, said: “The auctions are only successful because Vendigital follows rigorous processes before, during and after the actual events. This process involves supplier headhunting, managing supplier participation, running the auction event, final assessments of suppliers with the best prices through to ensuring the successful implementation with the chosen suppliers.” Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Cancer Research UK has saved over £2.5 million per annum through a series of online auctions to purchase office supplies, IT hardware and laboratory consumables. The charity has worked with procurement consultants Aria Insite since December 2004 to improve the way it manages its procurement budget, which in 2005/6 was £130 million. Following a detailed spend analysis across all of its UK laboratories, Cancer Research UK and Aria identified the range of items that would be most suited to an online auction. Aria then brought in Vendigital, a specialist procurement company with particular expertise in online auctions, to manage the full auction process from end to end. Advertisementlast_img read more

JPL Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane Over LA

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Los Angeles basin from Mt. Wilson. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA JPL study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles’ annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates. The study is the first to demonstrate the feasibility of long-term mapping of greenhouse gases across an urban area from an elevated — but still earthbound — site.“For the first time, we’ve been able to provide an accurate estimate of total methane emissions from the Los Angeles basin, whatever their sources,” said senior research scientist Stanley Sander of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, the new instrument’s principal investigator. “Altogether, it’s a very significant increase in the estimate.”Methane is extremely efficient at trapping heat and warming the planet. Its urban sources include gas pipeline leaks, landfills, wastewater treatment plants and transportation.The study used observations by an instrument called a spectrometer, which measures the effect of methane and other gases on the spectrum of sunlight, allowing it to “count” the number of molecules in the air above LA. The instrument is part of the California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS), located about 5,700 feet (1,700 meters) above Los Angeles atop Mt. Wilson. Because of regional air patterns, virtually none of LA’s pollution drifts as high as the CLARS site, but all of it is within view. “The instrument is like a stationary satellite,” said Clare Wong, a JPL postdoctoral fellow at and lead author of a paper on the new study in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.Every 90 minutes during daylight hours, the CLARS spectrometer points at one after another of 28 flat, unobstructed sites throughout the Los Angeles basin, including Angels Stadium in Anaheim and the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia. The spectrometer measures how much methane, carbon dioxide and other pollutants are in the air between it and each site. It also takes a measurement in the clean air above the mountain. The difference between the clean-air and ground-site measurements gives the amount of methane in the LA basin.Over the sprawling 30-by-70-mile LA basin (50 by 110 kilometers), methane emissions were estimated to be 430,000 U.S. tons (0.39 teragrams) per year. This is significantly larger than the value obtained by the common method of adding up estimated emissions from all known methane sources.Although the study was not specifically designed to find out where the methane is coming from, “certain areas seem to be more significant emitters than others,” Sander said. “The ones we have been able to identify are — perhaps coincidentally, but perhaps not — located near large landfills. That is consistent with our understanding that landfills have the potential to be methane sources under certain conditions.” The highest concentrations were recorded at ground sites in eastern Los Angeles County and near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.The mountaintop instrument is part of the pilot Megacities Carbon Project to monitor emissions from urban areas with populations of more than 10 million. Cities are the source of about 70 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and Earth’s 22 megacities are responsible for about half of that 70 percent. Sander noted that a setup like CLARS would work equally well in other megacities that are overlooked by mountains, such as Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Mexico City.The Megacities Carbon Project LA site is funded by JPL; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Keck Institute for Space Studies, Pasadena, California; and the California Air Resources Board, Sacramento, California.To learn more about the initiative, visit: http://megacities.jpl.nasa.govcenter_img center column 4 JPL Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane Over LA By CAROL RASMUSSEN, JPL-NASA Earth Science News Team Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 12:16 pm Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. 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Campden launches food management trio

first_imgCampden BRI, the independent food research company, is to run a number of courses for the proper management and control of systems in food production.It is running a supplier quality assurance foundation course, which takes place on 5-6 September and the group’s next auditor/lead auditor training is in Surrey on 10-14 September.A new root cause analysis course is also being launched on 11 September.last_img

NYC Developer in Fatal Sag Harbor DWI Tried to Flee Country, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A prominent Manhattan real estate developer allegedly involved in a drunken driving crash that killed his passenger last summer in Sag Harbor was arrested this week after authorities said they received a tip indicating he might flee the county.Sean Ludwick, who was free on $1 million bond after pleading not guilty to upgraded charges of vehicular homicide earlier this month, was placed under arrest at his home Tuesday afternoon, Southampton Town police said.His arrest came four days after detectives received a tip that Ludwick was in San Juan, Puerto Rico, “and was looking to purchase a boat and leave the country,” police said in a news release.Based on the information, authorities deemed Ludwick a flight risk and notified U.S. Marshals and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, who issued a warrant for his arrest.The 43-year-old is being held without bail before his next court appearance.Ludwick was originally charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident following the Aug. 30 crash. Authorities alleged that he slammed his Porsche into a telephone pole at 2 a.m., killing his 53-year-old passenger, Paul Hansen, of Sag Harbor.During his initial court appearance, prosecutors said evidence suggested Ludwick dumped Hansen’s body near his home and drove away. Ludwick’s blood alcohol content was .18 four hours after the crash, police said.Ludwick was arrested after police found him standing by his car.Judge Fernando Camacho ordered Ludwick to surrender his passport. US citizens traveling to Puerto Rico are not required to present a US passport.last_img read more

Pros and cons of OTV for credit union disaster recovery networks

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you are responsible for high-end network design for your credit union and you are trying to figure out ways to build redundancy and resiliency in your branch and server network architecture, this article is for you.OTV or Overlay Transport Virtualization is a Cisco specific technology that can be used on Nexus switches and ASR routers. The concept is to extend Layer 2 applications across multiple data centers.  Essentially, OTV will allow you to create a Data Center Interconnect (DCI) between sites so that you don’t need to change your existing network design.  Essentially, the promise of OTV is that you can deploy applications and clusters across multiple data centers and achieve high levels of resiliency.As we look at the pros and cons we should point out that we have rarely seen any credit unions try to deploy this architecture.  We aren’t exactly sure why but in our experience with hundreds of credit unions – we haven’t seen this one very often.  That being said we think it has some positive and negative aspects for consideration and should not be taken lightly. continue reading »last_img read more

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

first_imgThe other 50% included the greater Orange County area as well as Los Angeles, where Universal Studios is located, and day trips to San Diego.Without the tourism boost from Disney’s parks, Karmel Shuttle Service’s revenue is down more than 95%, Afram said.As it stands, theme parks in California will remain shuttered well into 2021, as state guidelines prohibit reopening until coronavirus cases in counties fall below one per 100,000 — a target that will be difficult to achieve as cases soar throughout the country. This prolonged closure will be a massive drag on Disney’s earnings for quarters to come and exacerbate the financial difficulties that local businesses are facing during the pandemic.Thousands of jobs at risk- Advertisement – While Disney has been able to reopen in Florida, Shanghai, Japan and Hong Kong with limited capacity, its Paris theme park was closed in late October amid a resurgance of Covid-19 cases and will not reopen until 2021.With its California parks unable to open, Disney laid off 28,000 workers across its parks, experiences and consumer products division in September. Then earlier this week, the company announced additional workers at its California theme parks, including executive, salaried and hourly employees, will face furloughs. Disney didn’t disclose the number of impacted workers.“In 2020, Disney was forced into damage limitation mode and their Covid hangover looks set to linger with businesses such as their theme parks not expected to get back to full swing for 12 months,” said Joe McCormack, a senior analyst at Third Bridge research firm.Florida as a modelBill Coan, president and CEO of ITEC Entertainment, said the California reopening guidelines are “overly aggressive.” Coan, a theme park attractions developer and a former Walt Disney Imagineer, said Disney’s Florida reopening is a template for what could happen in California. So far, there have been no indications that the parks in Orlando have been responsible for any coronavirus outbreaks, he said.Even with limited attendance, demand is rising, Coan said. While there are fewer international guests and guests from out of state, folks who are able to drive to the parks are doing so in droves.“They may not stay for seven days, but they are coming in and going to the park and demonstrating that it can work,” he said.Republican State Senator Patricia Bates, who represents southern Orange and North San Diego counties, visited Disneyland a few weeks ago and told CNBC that she was “really quite impressed” with the safety measures that the company has put in place at the parks. She also visited Downtown Disney and witnessed guests adhering to Disney’s social distancing guidelines while shopping and dining.Bates worked at Disneyland during her time at Occidental College in Los Angeles and believes that the parks should be able to open sooner than the current state guidelines would permit.“Opening them up is vital to the local communities,” she said, explaining how small businesses in the surrounding counties rely on the tourism generated by Disneyland and other parks in the area.Not to mention, the majority of the workers who were laid off two months ago, live in those local counties. Before the pandemic Michael Afram’s transportation company was averaging 450 to 500 rides a day in the area between Los Angeles and San Diego. A hefty percentage of Karmel Shuttle Service’s destinations were Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld San Diego.With theme parks in California shuttered and air travel demand at a fraction of what it was in 2019, Afram’s business only had 140 transports for the whole month of October.Around 50% of Afram’s business was in the Anaheim resort area where Disney’s two California parks and its Downtown Disney shopping center is located. His shuttle company traveled to local airports, hotels, theme parks, restaurants and other local tourist destinations in the area.- Advertisement – “Many of our hard working residents will be struggling and that is something that Californians cannot afford,” said Quirk-Silva. Andrea Zinder, president of UFCW 324, the labor union that represents all of the retail employees at Disney’s two parks and at Downtown Disney, said members are eager to return to work. Many were recalled to work at the shops at Downtown Disney and at Buena Vista Street, a restaurant and retail area within one of Disney’s parks. But others are still waiting. “We would like to see the state allow Disney to reopen with reduced capacity once Orange County is in the ‘orange’ tier,” Zinder said. “Disney has implemented many safety protocols over and above those required by the state and is also offering regular testing to all employees.”The orange tier in California is when there are between one and 3.9 cases per 100,000 residents. This is the category that theme parks had hoped the state would use to permit them to reopen.The worry is that while big companies like Disney will be able to weather the pandemic — leaning on revenue from other parts of its business like streaming, consumer products and advertising — smaller businesses won’t be around when the storm ebbs.“[Big theme parks] have deep pockets, which make them very sustainable, but my pockets are just the pockets I have in my pants,” Afram said.Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. Brittany Losey takes a picture with her daughter Madison Losey, 7, outside the entrance to Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort is closed in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, October 22, 2020.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Currently Orange County, where Disneyland’s two California parks and Knott’s Berry Farm are located, is seeing 5.6 cases per 100,000 people. Los Angeles County, where Universal Studios is located, is seeing 11.5 cases per 100,000 residents.“It’s completely unattainable right now,” Afram said. “I’m not sure how and why Disney as a corporation is able to follow protocols, set up procedures and guidelines and open up in Orlando and Paris and Shanghai and Tokyo, but in Anaheim for whatever reason they can’t do the same.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised concerns over the number of people who typically frequent theme parks, the duration of the time they spend there and the possibility that transmission rates could rise if the parks are reopened. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Democrat, who represents the 65th California Assembly District, which includes northern Orange County, wants to strike a better balance. “I believe that the guidelines set forth by Governor Newsom were released with the right framework and message of prioritizing public health and safety for both theme park employees and guests.” she said.“However, as we have seen the economic impact this pandemic has had on all business sectors, we can acknowledge that public health and economics are not exclusive from each other,” she said. “I have voiced my concerns about the state’s guidelines having a significantly negative impact on thousands of jobs, small business, and ultimately billions in revenue for California. I would urge the Governor and his administration to review the numbers and encourage them to update the guidelines for our theme parks.”Last year, Disney’s parks, experiences and consumer products segment was its fastest-growing profit driver. Since the outbreak began, Disney has been hemorrhaging cash. In the second quarter, the company reported a loss of $1 billion in operating income due to the closures of its parks, hotels and cruise lines. In the third quarter, the company reported a steeper loss of $3.5 billion. It is set to report its fourth-quarter results Thursday.The coronavirus pandemic has caused many headaches for Disney. The company has faced movie theater closures, film and TV production shutdowns, docked cruise ships and the suspension of most live sporting events. But the blow to theme parks has been huge. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – A couple waits in line to enter Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex has been open to the public. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)ROBYN BECKlast_img read more

Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme Gaining Momentum

first_imgThe Environment Agency is working with partners on a major new scheme that will reduce flood risk to homes and businesses in Oxford, as well as to services and major transport routes into the city.The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will cost around £121 million and is one of the biggest flood schemes in the country, second only to the River Thames Scheme planned for further down the River Thames.In its latest update on the project, the EA reported that a decision on the planning application for the scheme is expected by the end of 2018.The project team has been negotiating with landowners to obtain permission to use their land. Landowners impacted by permanent or temporary work, and people who have an interest in land impacted by permanent or temporary work have been contacted directly by the project land agents, said the Environment Agency.The EA also added that Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) letters have been sent out to landowners and anyone else who may have an interest in land that is impacted by the scheme on a permanent or temporary basis.How the scheme will workThe project will enhance the existing floodplain west of Oxford, most of which is farmland and flood meadow. Material will be removed to lower the natural floodplain in this area so it can carry more floodwater.This will create a narrow, deeper channel, which will always carry water, and a wider shallower area to the side of this, which will be planted with vegetation and will only carry water during a flood. This ‘two-stage channel’ design imitates the natural floodplain whilst making more space for water to flow during flooding.The second stage wider part of the channel has been designed to be grazed by cattle to create floodplain grazing marsh. This is a new habitat type for the scheme area which will increase habitat diversity.The scheme makes use of the natural channel design and existing streams as much as possible, keeping hard engineering to a minimum. However in some areas additional structures are needed.There will be 3 permanent defenses built to protect houses which would otherwise still flood. These will be a combination of embankments and flood walls. There will also be a number of new bridges and culverts to carry water under major roads.last_img read more

Golfing welcome for disability sport’s Charter for Change

first_img England Golf has welcomed a new charter which aims to grow the number of active disabled people.The Charter for Change, from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), outlines the key changes needed to ensure many more disabled people can reap the benefits of being active for life.Jamie Blair, the England Golf Disability Manager, said: “We believe that this framework emphasises the approach we are already taking with golf clubs. We are engaging with disabled people, finding out what they want and including them within golfing activity at clubs and facilities.”England Golf is currently working with 17 counties, identifying three clubs in each which offer a high quality experience of golf for disabled people wanting to take part.“We are encouraging these clubs to talk to disabled participants and find out what they want from our sport – whether it’s range based-activity or support to become a championship golfer,” said Jamie Blair.Examples of club activities include:Padbrook Park, in Devon, ran a taster session for the Exeter Deaf Academy before Christmas and now sessions are being organised at the club. PGA professional Stuart Disney is completing an Effective Communications Course so that he can provide a better experience and integrate students into the club’s existing junior programmes.The School of Golf at Little Channels, Essex, worked with the City of Chelmsford Mencap group to set up a Discover Golf project. Students visited the club for taster sessions and eight of them took part in a five-week structured coaching course which concluding by playing on the course. Club members support the sessions and new beginner sessions are being set up to continue the relationship.Leamington and County, Warwickshire, has a wide network of connections to local special educational needs schools and hearing impairment units. Professional Paul Aitkens is also BSL Level 2 qualified and uses these skills in all his coaching, disabled or non-disabled. Victoria School pupils are regularly involved in golf, enjoying the fun of the game and all being able to participate together.Hatchford Brook, Warwickshire, hosted a golf festival for local special educational needs schools run by students taking Applied Golf Management Studies at Birmingham University. The club have since offered coaching sessions to three of the six schools and continue to support events, such as Wheelpower Primary Sports Camps, ensuring that there are continuing opportunities to learn at Hatchford Brook. Boringdon Park, Devon, is connected to the Plymouth Deaf Children’s Society and is planning a family day for May. It is seen as a perfect opportunity for parents to be involved in activity with their children as well as offering the opportunity for all of the family to be involved in golf.England Golf’s county network will support the MIND “Get Set to Go” project which aims to get 74,000 people with mental health wellbeing issues active in sport. County Development Officers will work with local MIND Sports Coordinators to offer golf as part of a multi sports club and to create Get into Golf opportunities in their area.The EFDS Charter for Change asks that:•    Everyone involved in providing sport or physical activity will support disabled people to participate.•    Disabled people will have the same opportunity as non-disabled people to be active throughout their lives.•    All communications about sport and physical activity will promote positive public attitudes towards disabled people’s participation.For more information on the Charter click hereGolf clubs can access resources and examples of best practice through the England Golf website. 18 Mar 2015 Golfing welcome for disability sport’s Charter for Change last_img read more

India’s tour of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement 6fvvkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsu84Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2h1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 699Would you ever consider trying this?😱d6ctCan your students do this? 🌚7yaRoller skating! Powered by Firework After three months of no fixtures or events due to the COVID-19 lock down, cricket fans of the country finally rejoiced with the news of India’s tour of Australia, and the talks about hosting IPL, both in late 2020. However, Kohli and co’s trip to Zimbabwe, which was supposed to take place in August, in addition to the series against Sri Lanka later this month, have all been called off, as the threat from the novel Coronavirus is still persistent.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APThrough an official announcement on Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the cancellation of the three match One Day International series against Zimbabwe, which was supposed to start from 22nd August, as the African country is still in the battle against COVID-19.Even before the series against The Chevrons, India were scheduled to fly to Sri Lanka for a three match ODI and three match T20 series, starting from 24th June and continuing onto July. However, regarding the situation in India, and cricketers still nable to even resume training, BCCI decided to drop the face-off against the Lions, as the verdict was sent forth to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).Advertisement “It is not possible to go ahead with the tour in June-July and we have conveyed it to the Sri Lankan board (SLC),” Arun Dhumal, BCCI treasurer spoke to PTI.Although, Dhumal hinted that both cricket borads are making an effort to make the series happen later this year.Advertisement “However, we remain committed to the series,” Dhumal added.Following the official statement from BCCI, SLC went ahead with their confirmation via a media release.“The BCCI informed Sri Lanka Cricket that due to the prevailing circumstances revolving around Covid-19 pandemic, the cricket series, which included three ODIs and three T20I matches will not be feasible,” SLC acknowledged.It has been four years since India and Zimbabwe faced each other in a series, since the three match ODI series all the way back in June 2016, where the Men in Blue swept a clean 3-0 win.India’s last ODI face off against the Lions was all the way back in December 2017, where the Men in Blue secured a 2-1 victory. Their last T20 series was in January 2020, when India won it 2-0.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sunil Chhetri: The influence of Bhaichung Bhutia on me has been immense.India’s tour Down Under could happen in front of fans! Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgLIVING THE LIFE: Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for the first time in the All American, this 6-year-old Irish-bred mare pressed the pace and prevailed in game fashion by a neck in garnering her third North American graded stakes win. With a lengthy graded stakes resume that includes a third place finish in Santa Anita’s Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Santa Margarita Stakes three starts back on March 19, Living The Life has recency, class and good tactical speed in her corner and will thus command plenty of respect at the betting windows. Owned by HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing, LLC, she is 33-10-5-4 overall with earnings of $948,049. SHOW STEALER: George Krikorian’s homebred 4-year-old filly by Eskendereya bobbled at the break but went on to a solid come from behind head victory here in a 1 1/16 miles allowance on May 26 and will try graded stakes competition for the first time on Sunday. Trained by Art Sherman, she has two wins and a second from her last four starts dating back to Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos. With Tyler Baze engaged to ride back for the fourth consecutive time, Show Stealer could benefit from a fast early pace. She has earnings of $155,760 from an overall mark of 17-3-2-2. SHARP VETERAN LIVING THE LIFE, STREAKING COMEBACKER BELLE HILL & SHOW STEALER ALL PROMINENT AMONG FIELD OF EIGHT FILLIES & MARES BELLE HILL: Idle since winning the Grade III, one mile turf Autumn Miss Stakes when conditioned by Seattle-based Larry Ross, this 4-year-old Sky Mesa filly rattled off three consecutive stakes wins at Emerald Downs prior to trying turf for the first time in her Southern California debut. Transferred to Mandella shortly after the Autumn Miss, Belle Hill has a solid work tab (including a pair of bullets) for her return and appears armed and very dangerous with Flavien Prat committed to ride for the first time. Owned by Aithon Stable, she has five wins and a third from seven starts and has earnings of $173,220. ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Beaten just 1 ½ lengths when running fourth in the Group II,   1 3/16 miles UAE Derby by top male Lani on March 26, Argentine-bred Vale Dori heads a solid field of eight fillies and mares Sunday in the $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, she was indeed flattered when Lani went on to run third in the Grade I Belmont Stakes on June 11.The competition runs deep in the Southern Truce, as trainer Gary Mandella’s veteran 6-year-old mare, Living The Life, comes off a victory over males in the Grade III, one mile (Tapeta) All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields May 30, Richard Mandella’s Belle Hill, idle since Oct. 17, seeks her fifth consecutive win and trainer Art Sherman’s sharp recent allowance winner Show Stealer all bring strong credentials to the party at a mile and a sixteenth.center_img Living the Life–Drayden Van Dyke–124Vale Dori–Rafael Bejarano–120Divina Comedia–Joe Talamo–120Belle Hill–Flavien Prat–124Gloryzapper–Mike Smith–120Jolene–Gary Stevens–120Show Stealer–Tyler Baze–120Moyo Honey–Victor Espinoza–120First post time on Sunday is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit THE $75,000 SOUTHERN TRUCE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 9 (of 9)                                 Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT                 VALE DORI: A 4-year-old filly, she’ll make her U.S. debut with leading man Rafael Bejarano up and given the fact she showed ample speed routing in the UAE, it would be no surprise to see her on or near the early lead Sunday. Second, beaten three quarters of a length two starts back in the Grade III,   1 3/16 miles UAE Oaks on March 3, she has two wins and as many seconds from five starts. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori has earnings of $199,183.last_img read more