ROYAL ASSAULT, installed a howling 1-5 favourite, justified the support with an all-the-way victory in yesterday’s restricted stakes over 1100 metres for native and imported three-year-olds at Caymanas Park.One of two winners for leading jockey Shane Ellis and trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, ROYAL ASSAULT disputed the early lead with 7-1 chance DWAYNE STAR before opening up from the half mile, holding on by three-quarter length from the fast-finishing WINGS OF HOPE (9-1), in the good time of 1:06.2.Owned by Preferred Racing, the chestnut colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Mayken ticked off his third from seven starts, all over 1100 metres.Ellis and Nunes had a second winner in 3-5 favourite GOLDEN BULLET, the 4-y-o colt coming through on the inside approaching the home turn to win the seventh race over 1500 metres by 7 1/2 lengths.Lead establishedWith closest rivals Robert Halledeen and Omar Walker failing to ride a winner on the card, Ellis (58 wins) extended his lead in the jockeys’ championship race to three over Halledeen and seven over Walker.Jevanne Erwin emulated Ellis with two winners – COURT CALL at 5-1 in the opening race and VESPERS at 4-1 in the closing race.The Dalton Sirjue-trained GARY GLITTER, ridden by Rayan Wilson for owner/trainer Gordon Lewis at odds of 7-2, romped the two-year-old race by six lengths in post-to-post fashion.
A Nike Ad featuring American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on diplay September 8, 2018 in New York City.Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Kaepernick, the American football player turned activist against police violence, takes a strong stance on a divisive issue which could score points with millennials but risks alienating conservative customers. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WeissNike shares reached an all-time high this week as data pointed to an uptick in online sales following the sporting goods giant’s envelope-pushing ad campaign featuring athlete Colin Kaepernick.Nike, a member of the blue-chip Dow index, finished at $83.47 on Thursday, its highest-ever closing price, prompting applause on Twitter from basketball star and self-professed “#NikeLifer” LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT The new record came 10 days after Nike unveiled a sweeping new “Just Do It” marketing blitz featuring Kaepernick, who has been effectively blacklisted from the National Football League after protesting racism in law enforcement.Shares of Nike were up slightly at $83.51 in midday trading Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Kaepernick campaign prompted some consumers to take to social media to destroy their Nike gear and provoked criticism from US President Donald Trump, among others.But many marketers have described the ads as a savvy bet on higher sales from millennials and non-white consumers, an idea that has been supported by some data since the Kaepernick spots were unveiled. Online sales for Nike rose 31 percent from the Sunday to Tuesday over the Labor Day holiday weekend period that included the Kaepernick ad, which quickly went viral after being teased on social media on the night of Monday September 3.That is better than the 17 percent rise over the same period in 2017, according to data from Edison Trends.Over the course of the six days ending September 9, Nike’s online sales dipped nine percent, but that was smaller than the 32 percent fall experienced over the same stretch in 2017.“There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales but the data does not support that theory,” Edison Trends said through a spokesman.The Edison data showed a rise in Nike online sales in some more politically progressive states, such as Maryland and New Jersey, while Nike sales fell sharply in some of the more conservative states, including Idaho and Wyoming.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Joshua says he won’t be as cautious vs Povetkin Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
“I’ve been giving him a pretty hard time about it,” she said. Take it from a veteran of 60 Mother’s Days and four kids, Jamie – even breakfast in bed and doing the dishes isn’t going to make up for you going to a Clippers game today. You might think along the lines of something that sparkles. Then you’ve got young moms like Andrea Kilgallon, who was playing with her 18-month-old baby, Micah, in the park. All she wants is the same thing her husband, Liam, gave her on her first Mother’s Day last year: A bubble bath and some wine. “Give me some pampering, and I’m fine for the day,” Andrea said. Julie Hurd out in Newbury Park said pretty much the same thing. Mother’s Day is breakfast in bed served by her husband, Jeff, and a lot of hugs and kisses from her daughters, Nina, 5, and Natalie, 3. “If he cleans the dishes, even better,” Julie said. “I’ll be a happy camper.” The real heart of Mother’s Day, though, was summed up by Maria Rodriguez, who was having lunch in the park with her daughter, Alyssa, 4, and son, Joseue, 3. Last year, her husband, Jose, brought her flowers, then took the whole family out to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was a wonderful day, and she loved the flowers and dinner, but it really wasn’t necessary, she told him later. “Mother’s Day isn’t about gifts or going out to a restaurant,” she said. “It’s about being together as a family. That’s the only gift I want.” Ninety-two years of Mother’s Days, and it’s still all about hugs, kisses and breakfast in bed. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think some husbands may have a hard time remembering us on Mother’s Day because we’re not their mothers,” said Stacey Levine, playing in the park with 4-month-old Sydney. Other husbands, of course. Not her husband, Marc. They’re going out to brunch today with their families at a nice restaurant. “I don’t think it matters what we get from our kids because all we really want are their hugs and kisses. But from our husbands I think it does matter,” Stacey said. If that’s the case, Brenda Gordon’s husband, Jamie, better have a special morning planned because he’s leaving after a family brunch to go to the Clippers playoff game at Staples Center. “I think the brunch makes him feel like he’s off the hook, but he isn’t,” Brenda said, laughing as she pushed her 3-year-old son, Drew, on the swings, and rocked her 5-week-old baby, Grant, sleeping in a stroller. For all you new fathers, Mother’s Day hasn’t changed much in the 92 years since President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it an annual observance. It’s still all about hugs, kisses and breakfast in bed. Throw in some flowers, maybe a bubble bath for your wife while you watch the kids and do the dishes, and you’ve pretty much got it covered. That’s what young mothers around the Valley were telling me on Friday: They just don’t want you to forget them.