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British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Yamasaki / Tato Architects

first_img Year:  Photographs:  Ken’ichi SuzukiSave this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This is a house in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture for a couple and their two children. The construction site is a part of a place surrounded by mountains and the sky is overcast most of the days. I wanted to create light, stable indoor climate and came up with a plan of three sheds of house type arranged on a 1.8 m high, grey foundation platform.Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiThe level of the first floor was lowered by 760 mm below the ground to get firm basement, as the site was slant before the development, and to get more stable performance of the floor heating system of foundation heat condensing type utilizing the terrestrial heat. It was also expected that the whole site could be used like a garden as the rooftop neared the ground thereby. The site is at the corner entering the residential area and I thought that lowering the rooftop would leave wide visibility to the surroundings of the mountains and the sky, and that it would be beneficial to the whole residential area. Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiOn the foundation platform I arranged three–for a bathroom, for a sunroom and for a guestroom. The bathroom shed and the sunroom shed provide lighting and ventilation for the lower floor. They form a overhead courtyard in a sense. Especially the sunroom collects heat in winter, and exhausts heat in summer by the breeze through the five motor-operated windows. The three shed s do not actually provide spaces for usual staying but cover the living floor on the foundation platform. This resulted in keeping away from neighboring eyes and keeping in touch with eyes of children playing in the garden or nearby. Accordingly, I think, both delicate closeness and distance to the surroundings have been realized.Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiThe residential area including the site was developed in recent years and is the front for the fields to change further to building lots. It was anticipated that brand-new commercialization houses would be built one after another. By constructing a house looking as small as a peasant’s work shed of such material as vernacular as corrugated panels in an agricultural area I expected for this house to be a tie for the prospective rows of such new houses and the rural landscape still existing. For free behavior of thingsSave this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiSome box-shape volumes, such as storages and a lavatory were required in the house, and they were made to resemble boxes for packing. Through studying the method of fixing the balustrade onto the rooftop without damaging the waterproofing membrane benches were mingled with the balustrade. A washstand is fixed to the stairwell serving as handrail as well. The sunroom is a greenhouse itself, where various elements are misused as reference elements. Construction elements, such as handrails and top lights, are mingled together with conventional things for dual serving.Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiThe reason for such elaboration is that I wanted to give the indoor scenery a kind of freedom using everything happened to be there as bricolage. Various things the residents carry in are expected to behave freely.Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiCorrugated polycarbonate panels are used for outer walls of bathroom shed and sunroom shed among the three sheds to take in solar radiation. Moisture and water absorbing and heat-retaining sheets of greenhouse use are inserted in between the corrugated panels and structure. The inside of the walls are formed with heat insulating layer of polycarbonate clear hollow sheet. The ceiling and walls of bathroom are further filled up with light transmitting thermal insulation material of reproduced PET bottles. Save this picture!© Ken’ichi SuzukiTo bring the second floor close to the first floor 50 mm square pipes are laid around the opening connecting both floors. They are sandwiched by the flooring material and the ceiling material to come up to 80 mm thickness. This opening is to be closed with a shade during extremely hot hours in summer and extremely cold nights in winter. The outer walls of a foundation platform are covered with fiber reinforced cement board leaving space a little to make rainwater drops easily off the edges and also to provide shading. The RC part is provided with external heat insulation and broken cobblestones are laid all around it for drainage of rainwater and heat insulation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tato ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPerot Museum of Nature and Science / Morphosis ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVideos: New Flea Market in Barcelona / PromptArticles Share Projects House in Yamasaki / Tato Architects House in Yamasaki / Tato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Yamasaki / Tato Architects Houses Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on November 20, 2012Cite: “House in Yamasaki / Tato Architects” 20 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Japan Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/295407/house-in-yamasaki-tato-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2012 Save this picture!© Ken’ichi Suzuki+ 31 Share CopyHouses•Japan Area:  119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/295407/house-in-yamasaki-tato-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

Bradnor Road / Allfrey + South Architects

first_img New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787441/bradnor-road-cymon-allfrey-architects-ltd Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Stephen GoodenoughArchitect In Charge:Cymon Allfrey, Don Roy, Bryce NewsomeStructural Engineer:TM Consultants Limited.Interior Architecture, Colours And Finishes:Cymon Allfrey Architects Limited and Detailed by Davinia Sutton.Builder:Homes by Maxim.City:ChristchurchCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. This home sits on a tree lined cul-de-sac in Fendalton, Christchurch; adjacent to the Wairarapa Stream. It was designed to replace a home lost in the 2010/2011 earthquake sequence.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughOur brief was to create a contemporary environment that was light and open, embracing the stream aspect to the north and existing garden to the east. This, along with our client’s admiration of mid-century modern architecture (in particular Eichler’s Homes), was to inform the architectural language of the home.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe home has been carefully located in the general foot print of the original home allowing the extensive eastern tree lined garden to be retained. Spaces have been organised to allow the planting to have a strong visual connection to the homes interior.Architecturally, our design anchors to the notion that no structural steel was to be used. This ‘rule’ was established during the design phase, initially to control the architecture and to guide the aesthetic and materiality. During the course of the project it became more of a narrative to engage all those who worked on it!Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe home comprises of a gentle sloping roof plane resting on two dark, horizontal cedar board masses. Five structural timber portals span the width of the home creating a grid like exterior and a rhythm of timber to reinforce the language of the home internally. This grid is generally glazed to allow light to permeate enforcing the geometry of the low slung roof.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe home has been orientated to connect the primary living spaces to the northerly river view. A large court to the east provides private outdoor living and amenity to both the living and the sleeping quarters.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe home is planned in an ‘L’ shape around the east court. A central corridor bisects the home creating east and west oriented private quarters and linking occupants to the stream view as they navigate the home.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe home’s living spaces are organised to provide the intimacy of day to day living for two and for larger groups while entertaining. One particular feature is the kitchen space which has been divided into two zones; the functional ‘back kitchen’ and the social ‘front kitchen’. This allows our client to work undisturbed and without the concern of a tidy appearance, while their guests enjoy a Pinot or a Whiskey in the heart of the home!Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture Foundation MasterclassWorkshopZaha Hadid’s Interiors for One Thousand Museum in MiamiArchitecture News Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeAllfrey + South ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchNew ZealandPublished on May 13, 2016Cite: “Bradnor Road / Allfrey + South Architects” 13 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787441/bradnor-road-cymon-allfrey-architects-ltd Clipboard Save this picture!© Stephen Goodenough+ 16 Share Housescenter_img Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Bradnor Road / Allfrey + South Architects Projects Architects: Allfrey + South Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Bradnor Road / Allfrey + South ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBradnor Road / Allfrey + South Architectslast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 105,000 new cases as tally nears 10 million

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 50.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 9.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 237,574 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Nov 09, 7:23 amEarly data shows Pfizer’s vaccine is more than 90% effectiveIn a promising development, an initial glimpse at the data from Pfizer’s ongoing late-stage clinical trial shows that the American pharmaceutical giant’s COVID-19 vaccine is more effective at preventing the disease than placebo.A press release from Pfizer early Monday morning said the vaccine, being co-developed with Germany’s BioNTech, was “found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19” according to an early analysis that included 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants.“With today’s news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis,” Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer chairman and CEO, said in a statement.Vaccine experts told ABC News these results are “encouraging.”More safety data is still necessary before the company will apply for a limited authorization for high-risk individuals (i.e. elderly, health care providers and/or first responders) or the more complete Biologics License Application that grants approval for almost everyone.Pfizer’s vaccine won’t be rolled out in any mass immunization campaign just yet. First, the company must demonstrate that the vaccine is not just effective but also safe. According to guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that means at least two months of safety data after the last injection in half the volunteers.The company plans to submit for FDA authorization in the third week of November. From there, it could take the FDA two to four weeks to make an authorization decision after a public hearing and a recommendation from an independent vaccine advisory committee.According to FDA guidance, companies are permitted to ask for an emergency authorization based on efficacy data from an interim analysis, plus at least two months of safety data.This could make Pfizer the first company to have a vaccine available in the United States if given the green light by the FDA. Other companies, like Moderna, are not far behind.Operation Warp Speed chief advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui told ABC News that if everything continues to go according to plan and there are no major scientific or manufacturing delays, most Americans could have access to a vaccine by spring 2021 and possibly be immunized by June.Nov 09, 6:03 amBiden and Harris unveil transition COVID-19 advisory boardU.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris unveiled their transition COVID-19 advisory board on Monday morning, naming the people in charge of making the rubber of the duo’s coronavirus policy hit the road as they prepare to take office in just 72 days.“Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” Biden said in a statement announcing the board. “The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations.”In his first address to the nation as president-elect on Saturday night, Biden said one of his first actions would be putting the panel in place — a signal of his primary focus on getting the coronavirus pandemic in check when he takes office in January.As previously reported, the team will be led by three co-chairs: former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. David Kessler, along with Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a professor of medicine at Yale University.In total, 13 co-chairs and members comprise the board, including former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Dr. Rick Bright, who made headlines earlier this year when he resigned from his role at the National Institute of Health and filed a whistleblower complaint over “an abuse of authority or gross mismanagement” at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the COVID-19 response.Biden and Harris will receive a briefing from the board on Monday morning, according to their transition team — the first public event for the pair since being projected as the winners of the 2020 election.Nov 09, 5:19 amIndia’s capital sees record rise in casesIndia’s capital territory, Delhi, confirmed 7,745 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, its highest single-day rise in infections yet.The capital city of New Delhi, which is located within the national capital territory and is home to more than 21 million people, is the latest Indian megacity to emerge as an epicenter of the country’s outbreak. The country’s previous epicenter was the financial hub of Mumbai.Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said Friday that the state government will increase the number of beds for COVID-19 patients in several government-run hospitals, a move which he said “will be paramount in order to successfully combat the third wave.”Overall, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed on Sunday 45,903 new cases of COVID-19 and 490 deaths from the disease, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 8,553,657 cases with 126,611 deaths.India has one of the highest tallies of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, second only to the United States.Nov 09, 4:31 amUS reports over 105,000 new cases as tally nears 10 millionThere were 105,927 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally falls under the country’s all-time high of 128,412 new cases set the previous day.An additional 457 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, almost half the previous day’s count and down from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 9,972,333 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 237,574 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Climate and surface mass balance of coastal West Antarctica resolved by regional climate modelling

first_imgWest Antarctic climate and surface mass balance (SMB) records are sparse. To fill this gap, regional atmospheric climate modelling is useful, providing that such models are employed at sufficiently high horizontal resolution and coupled with a snow model. Here we present the results of a high-resolution (5.5 km) regional atmospheric climate model (RACMO2) simulation of coastal West Antarctica for the period 1979–2015. We evaluate the results with available in situ weather observations, remote-sensing estimates of surface melt, and SMB estimates derived from radar and firn cores. Moreover, results are compared with those from a lower-resolution version, to assess the added value of the resolution. The high-resolution model resolves small-scale climate variability invoked by topography, such as the relatively warm conditions over ice-shelf grounding zones, and local wind speed accelerations. Surface melt and SMB are well reproduced by RACMO2. This dataset will prove useful for picking ice core locations, converting elevation changes to mass changes, for driving ocean, ice-sheet and coupled models, and for attributing changes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and shelves to changes in atmospheric forcing.last_img read more

Bees Fall To Sounds In Extras

first_imgJuly 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Fall To Sounds In Extras Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell to the Sounds 11-8 in 11 innings at Smiths Ballpark.Salt Lake City led 5-0 after two innings and held a three-run lead heading into the ninth.  Taylor Cole blew the save and Tyler Stevens was charged with the loss.Dustin Ackley homered and had three RBI as the Bees fell to 57-and-51.  They head to Iowa to start a series after a day off today.last_img read more

USU Men’s Basketball Signs Polish National Friday

first_imgKarwowski ranked third in the NJCAA in field goal percentage, shooting 70.6 percent (108-153) from the field and made 3 of 7 3 -pointers (.429) on the season for the Knights. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State men’s basketball signed 7-2 Polish center Jakub “Kuba” Karwowski out of North Platte Community College (Neb.) Brad James Karwowski, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, appeared in 55 games for the Knights the past two seasons, starting 42. Written by He also added six double-doubles for North Platte and posted 66 blocks on the season. Karwowski averaged 9.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Knights last season and scored in double figures in 12 games. Tags: Jakub “Kuba” Karwowski/NJCAA/North Platte CC Knights/Poland/USU Men’s Basketball May 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Signs Polish National Fridaylast_img read more

Plans for Maine Road approved

first_imgPlanning consent has been awarded for the construction of 18 new homes on the site of Manchester City’s former home, Maine Road, as the developer behind the scheme edges closer to its ultimate goal of seeing hundreds of homes built on the site.The Maine Place is Prospect Homes’ flagship development and on eventual completion, will provide a new community of more than 350 homes.After completion the site will see a mixture of terraces, detached and semi-detached properties all offering three bedroom accommodation built for sale on the open market.The design for the homes will be in line with those already built on the site as part of the previous phases at Maine Place.land and new homes Maine Place Maine Road Manchester City football grounds new homes May 13, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Plans for Maine Road approved previous nextLand & New HomesPlans for Maine Road approvedThe Negotiator13th May 20160675 Viewslast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates Indian Fishermen

first_img View post tag: Repatriates Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates Indian Fishermen As a humanitarian gesture SLN has assisted the repatriation of Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody after their arrest for poaching on the Sri Lankan waters.SLN vessels were deployed to escort them to the IMBL as well as to rescue the Indian fishermen in distress and assist the salvage of Indian fishing boats stranded due to mechanical defect.They were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajkamal” at the seas off Mannar. Naval Patrol Craft attached to North Central Naval Command were deployed for the humanitarian mission.[mappress]Press Release, June 06, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy June 6, 2014 View post tag: News by topic Sri Lanka Navy has taken steps to repatriate 33 Indian fishermen in the Sri Lanka custody with the immediate effect on 5th June 2014. View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates Indian Fishermen View post tag: Indian View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: asia View post tag: Fishermen Share this articlelast_img read more

Borel Discusses Aug. 27 Return To Races

first_imgBorel Discusses Aug. 27 Return To RacesCalvin Borel, the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey whose career will resume Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, says he wasn’t ready to retire when he left racing for almost five months, quitting for what proved the wrong reason.“This is a business you can’t have one foot in and one foot out,” he said. “I felt like I had one foot in and one foot out. I wasn’t giving it 110 percent like I know I can.”In an interview this week at Churchill Downs with The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and an Ellis Park publicist, Borel acknowledged that he wasn’t riding well when he abruptly quit in late March, uncharacteristically not filling already-scheduled mounts and workout assignments.Borel said he was conflicted because his then-fiancee and girlfriend of 15 years, Lisa Funk, who took Borel’s name, wanted him to quit riding and return to central Florida, where she was working with hunter-jumpers.Borel said his head wasn’t in the right spot amid the fraying relationship, which impacted his riding.“I was riding bad, making bad decisions in races. We weren’t getting along,” he said. “She was in Florida and I was in Arkansas. I said, ‘That’s it, I’m going to hang it up, go to Florida with her, be there for a while and see how things developed.’ … I was supposed to quit – and I can’t.”Borel said he initially enjoyed buying young horses and developing them into hunter-jumpers, but ultimately found the process too long and boring compared with the constant action in horse racing.“I just wasn’t happy,” he said. “I thought I would have been at first with her jumpers and stuff. But it’s a different culture, slower. It’s not like the racetrack. I like pressure. In jumping there’s no pressure, everybody is laid-back. It’s different in racing. No matter if you’re in a $5,000 race or a million-dollar race, you want to get to the wire first.“I love to work, and I’m healthy. Stay healthy, that’s what I want to do, and ride some horses — and try to get a couple of good horses. Have fun; I’ve got to enjoy the rest of my life. I worked hard to get where I am and to be happy. My family told me, ‘If that’s going to make you happy, go ahead and do it. Because you’re not happy now.’ So I left Florida and we went our different ways. I just wasn’t happy. I wanted to come back to ride. This is what makes me happy. I love to ride.”Borel said he didn’t return phone calls at the time of his sudden retirement because he didn’t know what his future would be.“I didn’t quit because I wanted to,” he said. “I quit because the circumstances. I didn’t quit because I was scared…. That’s why I didn’t go out and tell everybody, that I’d quit and thrown it in. Because I knew I didn’t quit for Calvin. I quit for somebody else, and I didn’t like it…. It slowed down so much. The more I got into it (developing show horses), I couldn’t see a future. We actually did good, bought some and sold them. At first that was fine, but it would take so long.”Borel said he doesn’t expect to have trouble getting business. “People don’t forget,” he said. “Frank (Bernis) has my ‘book’ and I think we’re going to do good. We’re going to take it slow, starting out at Ellis, and go from there… I’ve been getting on some nice 2-year-olds for Buff (Bradley) and different people.“I thought about it a lot,” he said of his return. “Instead of messing around, (thinking) ‘If I’m going to do it, I need to do it now, with the 2-year-olds coming around.’ Every jock’s dream is to ride the Kentucky Derby. You just want to ride, much less win it… Day by day, I kept saying, ‘Look, Calvin, the first Saturday in May is getting close. You need to make up your mind if you’re going to ride.’“I’m so happy when I’m here. These are my people, my family, really….. I’ve been all over, all over the world. There’s nothing like the racetrack, Churchill Downs (is) my house, that’s where I belong.”Borel — whose 1,189 Churchill Downs victories trail only Pat Day’s 2,482 — said the biggest thing he missed about riding races was “the challenge.”“To find a good horse and get out there and win,” he said. “There’s nothing like getting to the wire first. You get the feeling that you’re incredible and look what you accomplished…. Now it would be different if I had to (retire). If I had to, I think I could walk away, if I was really hurt or something wasn’t right with my body. But I’m just too healthy.”Borel said he can’t wait to see the fans at Ellis Park, where he was the leading rider in 1995 and 2011. He last rode at Ellis in 2014, taking last summer off.“I love my fans,” he said. “They mean a lot to me…. These people (at Ellis), they love me so much. That’s when you know you’re appreciated, and it’s hard to walk away from that.”He marveled at the meet that has played out this year at the “Pea Patch.”“The caliber of horses – I’ve seen some maidens that really, really impressed me big time, where I think they could go anywhere and win. Considering 15 years ago what I used to ride for there, the purses are good, but the company is tough. To me, some of those horses could go to Saratoga and win.”While spending two weeks in New York, Borel attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, not only as a 2013 inductee but to watch 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra – whom he early on said was the best horse he ever rode — be enshrined. Borel guided Rachel Alexandra to a record 20 1/4-length victory in the Kentucky Oaks, after which she was sold and subsequently won the Preakness, Monmouth Park’s Haskell and Saratoga’s Woodward, the latter against older males.“I sat there about an hour and a half and just watched replay after replay,” Borel said. “Brought back some good memories. Unbelievable. My girlfriend said, ‘You want to find (another) one like that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, baby, it took me 30 years to find one like that.’”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more