first_imgKolkata: A floor tile popped up creating a gap on Dakshineswar skywalk triggering tension among a section of the devotees who visited the temple on Wednesday afternoon.The hawkers, who have put up their stalls on the skywalk, expressed their concern in this regard. Kamarhati Municipal Chairman Gopal Saha said there was nothing to worry about as the floor tile popped up probably because of the excessive heat. At times, similar incidents take place during summer at other places too. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaExperts and engineers rushed to the spot to assess the situation. The damage will be repaired soon. Security personnel and the local authorities put up a barricade around the damaged portion of the skywalk. The reason behind the incident is yet to be confirmed. Local residents questioned how could a floor tile in the newly constructed skywalk pop up. Some local resident said around 1 pm they heard a loud thud. Many devotees were on the skywalk on their way to temple when the incident took place. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayPeople saw the floor tile coming out creating a wide gap on the skywalk. The security personnel deployed at the skywalk rushed to the spot and cordoned-off the damaged portion. According to Saha, the skywalk remained operational after the incident as experts said there was no risk. Firhad Hakim, the State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister, said there was no crack in the floor of the skywalk and possibly there could be some welding problem.last_img

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–With Eclipse Award Champions Stellar Wind and Beholder targeted for next Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Argentine-bred Vale Dori found conditions to order today at Santa Anita as she rocketed to a 10 ¼ length win in the day’s $65,000 allowance feature. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Vale Dori made every pole a winning one as she covered 1 1/6 miles in 1:43.26.A well beaten third behind the afore mentioned Stellar Wind and Beholder in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes here on Oct. 1, Vale Dori now has two wins from four starts for Baffert in Southern California.“I’m seeing a big change in her,” said Baffert. “She’s much calmer now. When she first got here (this past spring), she was a handful. She’s six months behind (due to the hemispheric difference between Argentina and North America), but she’s catching up. We’ll run her next in the Bayakoa (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 3) at Del Mar.”With no show wagering, Vale Dori was the heavy 1-5 favorite in a field of four fillies and mares, and paid $2.40 and $2.10.In what seemed like a separate race, Texas-bred Chronologic’sghost, who was rank in the early running, outran All Star Bub for second money by three quarters of a length. Ridden by Anne Sanguinetti, Chronologic’sghost was off at 13-1 and paid $5.20 to place.Fractions, which were set by the winner, were 23.73, 47.65, 1:11.89 and 1:36.62.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img

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