SANTA MONICA STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “There wasn’t a whole lot of pace other than the filly in the one hole (Road Rager), she and the one next to me (Mother Mother) had some speed. I could have been up there as well but she has been running so well just settling off of it. It was nice to see her show her eagerness to be in the race early. It certainly made my job a whole lot easier.“She got into a really good rhythm once we passed over the gap at about the three quarter pole. She kind of put her head down and got into a really nice rhythm. I knew she was gonna run well at that point. I gotta take my hat off to John Shirreffs and everybody, the groom and the gallop girl that gets on her. She is a lot of work and they have done a lot to get her here and it is paying off.“She gets anxious and the fans are starting to know her. They show her a lot of respect and they get quiet for her. She just gets anxiety because she can’t see everything, but she is such a sweetheart. The best part of it all is once we get her in the gate and get her running.“I told John, that I think she wants two turns I hope I’m right. She is doing so well doing what she is doing and you can’t ask her to do anymore but it’s time to probably go around the second turn.”OWNER QUOTES     JOHN SHIRREFFS, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “She’s getting better and better.  She’s getting into those repeat performances.  The stewards allowed us to break from the post parade when she came out of the tunnel.  Her groom, Martin Lopez, walked her around the (Club House) turn and she stayed calm.  She never breaks, but she reacts very quickly.  Mike said he was waiting for her to relax and then he put her into the race.  I love Mike, we go back a long way and we think a lot alike.  He’s such a horseman, for him, it’s all about the horse.  That’s above winning or losing, it’s always about the horse.  It looked like this was her best race.  We’re thinking about going into the Beholder Mile (Grade I, March 14).  I think as long as she can (relax), with her style of running, it shouldn’t be a problem.”     NOTES: The winning owners are Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy & David Ingordo, and Steve F. Mooney.last_img read more

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Good Guys in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains

first_img MovieBob Reviews: INCREDIBLES 2Comics that should be on the big screen Stay on target They don’t make superheroes like they used to. “Good guys” in superhero movies conduct more violent acts on screen than the villains they are battling, according to a study being presented today at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics conference.In looking at 10 superhero movies released in 2015 and 2016, researchers found the films’ protagonists committed an average of 23 acts of violence per hour, compared to 18 acts by the antagonists.“Children and adolescents see the superheroes as ‘good guys,’ and may be influenced by their portrayal of risk-taking behaviors and acts of violence,” said the abstract’s lead author, Robert Olympia, MD, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children’s Hospital.Apparently, violence is the answer. #MTVMovieAwards pic.twitter.com/ALrVnrVLHL— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) April 11, 2016The research looks at the movies Suicide Squad, Batman: The Killing Joke, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron.Rsearchers also found the films showed male characters in nearly five times as many violent acts (34 per hour, on average), than female characters, who were engaged in an average of seven violent acts per hour.The superheroes portrayed in movies are often more likely to commit violent acts than the villians, #AAP18 research shows. @CNN looks at why this could be problematic for kids, even if the violence is perceived to happen for a good reason: https://t.co/18y3bU6nm1— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) November 3, 2018According to the abstract of the study, the most common violent act of superheroes was fighting, with 1,021 instances, followed by destruction of property, murder, bullying, intimidation and torture. For villains, use of a lethal weapon was most common, with 604 instances counted.To help counteract the negative influence superhero films may have on children, the study’s principal investigator, John N. Muller, MS, suggests families watch them together and talk about what they see.“Co-viewing these movies as a family can be an effective antidote to increased violence in superhero-based films,” said Muller, a medical student at the Penn State University College of Medicine. But the key, he said, is discussing the consequences of violence actively with their children.More on Geek.com:Microdosing Psychedelics Might Impact Creativity, Study SaysDoctors to Start Prescribing ‘Museum Visits’ for Better HealthMagnetic Nanobots Are the Future of Healthcarelast_img read more

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