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Silence can repeat in Race 1

first_imgSILENCE showed admirable improvement to score a runaway win – going 1820 metres – on April 26 and ought to be followed when he tackles the higher class, over the same distance, in tomorrow’s opening event. It’s the first race in the Sunrise-6, and the three-year-old gelding is down to face five opponents, including age-group rivals NIGHT LIGHT and EL GATO. The Gary Griffiths-trained colt stayed with the field until two furlongs before exploding late to post a seven-length victory in a race that was completed in a fairly good 1:58.1 with splits of 50.2×1:15.1×1:143.2. Cheek pieces appear to have done the trick for the colt, and he should show further improvement and make it two in a row tomorrow. In Race Two, CLEARLY OURS has come down from $250,000 claiming to face a mainly out-of-form field and will win quite easily. The last time CLEARLY OURS ran in this class, she was beaten by three lengths by Quick Chic, but this is a much weaker field. SUPERIOR SPEED SIIMPLY THE BEST should use her superior speed to put away rivals in the third race. The four-year-old filly was slowly into stride and could not land a blow against Wayne DaCosta’s crack trio of Mr Universe, Loose Cannon, and Armagedon on April 22. These are more manageable, and she could turn this into a procession. Delroy Wisdom’s E.J. MAKIT has competed just twice, but it appears that he is now ready to beat a group which has been marking time in maiden company. One of these, SUBBIE, finished just a length ahead of the selection behind Henry The Second on April 22. Lasix has now been administered and the tongue tie fitted and E.J. MAKIT will be coming to run his best race to date. SURE STEP and GOLD MEMBER are the ones best equipped to take the fifth and sixth races, respectively. Both events are over 1000 metres straight. The former is not the best drawn but has shown a distinct likeness for the course, while GOLD MEMBER ran against a good field on March 25 and can always be relied on for a good run after a rest. 1. SILENCE 2. CLEARLY OURS 3. SIMPLY THE BEST 4. E.J MAKIT 5. SURE STEP 6. GOLD MEMBER SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONSlast_img read more

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Arocha admits Arellano ‘relaxed’ in near meltdown

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prior to meeting in the finals, the two teams played just three sets in the elimination round with the Lady Chiefs winning convincingly.So when the Lady Red Spikers pushed the defending champions to five sets in the first game of the championship round, the Lady Chiefs were put in an unfamiliar predicament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLuckily for them, their championship pedigree shone through as they held fort in the fifth set.“We kept telling each other that this game is ours, if we want to win we should really have that desire to come out on top,” said Regine Arocha in Filipino Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “No one let go of this game, we played with all our heart, and we trusted each other. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings The Lady Chiefs came out firing at the start of the match and won the first two sets but the Lady Red Spikers managed to fight back in the ensuing sets to force a decider.And after a 6-6 stalemate at the start of the fifth, Arellano ran amuck and went on a 9-0 run to take the match, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6.“We relaxed, and that’s why San Beda was able to catch up,” said Arocha who had 14 points. “For the next game, we just have to be confident and we shouldn’t relax.”Arellano now leads 1-0 in the best-of-three series and a win on Monday will give the Lady Chiefs their second straight title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano University’s history this NCAA Season 93 with San Beda isn’t that memorable at all.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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PBA affirms support for Gilas Pilipinas following Fiba ban

first_imgPOC secretary general Pato Gregorio (left) beside PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during the meeting with Gilas Pilipinas and SBP. Photo by Bong LozadaThe PBA is giving its full support to Gilas Pilipinas after 10 of its players have been suspended for the upcoming games in 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.With top players out for Gilas’ second-round campaign starting September, the national team will need to add more players to the pool which will likely come from the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said that head coach Chot Reyes, who is also suspended for one game, can have his pick of qualified players from all the 12 teams.“Chot Reyes’ pool is the 12 teams in the PBA,” Marcial told INQUIRER.net in Filipino in a phone interview. “Whoever he picks, we will give to him as long as the player wants to play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Calvin Abueva bore the brunt of Fiba’s sanctions, receiving a six-game suspension which basically takes him out of the entire second round, while Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, and Carl Cruz got five-game bans each.Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro William, Andray Blatche and Jeth Troy Rosario are suspended for three games while Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright are out for one game. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Super 8: Perfect Etland drops winless Formosa en route to semis Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Unlike Kiefer Ravena’s ban, though, these suspensions only cover games in the Asian Qualifiers and do not extend to the PBA.“It’s good news for the PBA, but of course we’re sad for the hard work and sacrifice for the players. But we’ll follow Fiba’s decision,” said Marcial.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Guyana has been reduced to the silliest place on earth

first_imgDear Editor,When I wrote in an earlier letter about an impending arrest of the Opposition Leader, I was absolutely right, because that is what nearly took place on Wednesday. We were in receipt of information from reliable sources that the Police were given instructions to arrest Dr Jagdeo for offensive remarks he made at Babu Jaan.Maybe that would have been the case if the information was not leaked out earlier, and the public and the international community were not alerted. But seeing that the public out there was well informed, it seems that the arrest plans suddenly changed to a mere “visit” by the lawmen.Now, that chance drop-in was not just a drop-in as we know it, because those lawmen came with a few questions for the former president. The questions stem from two alleged statements he made: “Chase them out” and “Jackass”. The last utterance, Jackass, is a fabrication, because a recording of his address shows that he used the word “Judas” and not “Jackass”.But whether he used the word “Judas”, as the traitor Iscariot from the Bible, or “Jackass”, as the animal Jesus rode into Jerusalem that Easter Week, the point remains the same: the Opposition Leader is within his constitutional rights to free speech.And speaking of free speech, isn’t it strange that all of this is happening around the time when The Easter Story is told? So, if we are to take a cue from the PNC and its coalition, we can rewrite some parts of the Bible to read, “Moses betrayed his brethren for a 50 per cent increase in salary and David is vainly trying to enslave the Guyanese public with one big stone in a one (1) seat rigged election”.I hope the Guyana Police from the “Criminal Investigations Department” do not read this, because there might very well be an arrest warrant out for me. I have made light banter of this an asinine — oops, I used the wrong word — rather ludicrous performance by the CID. At a time when persons are being beaten, robbed and murdered, this is the time the lawmen are idly seeking after seemingly harmless statements made by the Opposition Leader. Isn’t this the height of stupidity? The last murder — of the money-changer — took place a mere stone’s throw from a Police sub-station.Isn’t this the silliest of things we could ever witness? Shouldn’t the Police be directing their energies and resources into important matters, like crime-fighting? But this is what Guyana has been reduced to, the most foolish of republics ever.And it all stems from a Government that is equally foolish and is clutching at straws, or anything for that matter, that can make it look good.So I would like us to again revisit this latest act of desperation. If you are to judge Dr Jagdeo’s statements as disrespectful, divisive, demeaning and volatile, then we should listen to a couple of statements made by the Government’s side also, to see if those warrant a visit by the CID.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo called the Honourable Dr Jagdeo a “Coolie Bully”, to rapturous applause by the coalition members in Parliament. Isn’t that a slanderous, humiliating and racial rant?Then if it is not considered thus, what is? Certainly that was not meant to be a spontaneous piece of banter.We turn to Security Minister Ramjattan, who told a reporter, “Haul you rass”. He, too, was never sanctioned for that vile remark.Yet another minister made a boom out video. Minister Simona Broomes made a “Boom out Jagdeo video” in the hallowed chambers of Parliament. She was never reprimanded, nor did she ever get a visit from the CID.Now, mark you well those Boom out lyrics rhyme with Buju’s Boom bai bai —-”, and you are asked to fill in the blanks here. Because, earlier in Parliament, this very same brawler of a minister repeated the phrase that “only men are found on this side of the house,” end of quote. So when she made that “boom out” video, it must be taken into context. So why wasn’t she “questioned” for that statement? Interesting!Then there is the call for “war” if the PNC do not have their way on an illegal house-to-house registration. This war cry was made in the presence of ministers who cheered those vile singers on. Shouldn’t they be investigated also?Even before that, the PNC were guilty many times over of hostile and divisive songs and statements. Using the community of Buxton as pawns during the crime years, a highly controversial song with equally violent lyrics was penned, “Bad man a bad man, bad man a Buxen Man….Bad Man a shoot man.” Are we to interpret that song to be a call to violence, or, as the PNC would have it, a chant by PNC church boys on their way to high mass? This song was penned at a time when scores of people were dying, including members of the very same Police Force who are now commanded to investigate the former president.So, is this Government telling us that words and statements have harmless meanings when they use them, and a totally different connotation when they come from the Opposition? Is that what they are telling us? I hope not, because that would be the dumbest thing I have ever heard in a long time.But come to think of it, that is exactly what this Government is preaching: there are one set of rules for the Government, and another for the Opposition.Come on, Mister President, your administration is full of sh…..t. Oops, sorry, I accidentally used that word. I hastily retract that statement. For a slow learner like myself, I’d rather go for the use of the simpler language: Sir, your administration is full of that “miasmic fluid.”Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Iconic roller rink reduced to rubble

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Workers clear away rubble Monday from what is left of Whittier Skateland on Whittier Boulevard. Demolition work began at the the iconic 51-year-old roller rink that fell victim to air pollution seeping into the rink from the former Omega Chemical Corp., a hazardous waste site next door. In December, rather than submit to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan that called for the installation of an elaborate ventilation system, Skateland owner Joe Franco opted instead to sell his roller rink. The EPA’s proposed $1 million ventilation plan would have forced Franco to close the rink while the work was completed. “It’s like trying to operate with a rope around your neck,” Franco said in December. “I just decided to say, ‘Let’s move on.’ ” A group of more than 200 companies, collectively called the Omega Chemical Site Potentially Responsible Parties Organized Group, purchased Franco’s rink for an undisclosed sum. On Monday, Whittier City Manager Steve Helvey said the city has no immediate plans to develop the Skateland property. EPA officials, meanwhile, said the next step in the Omega cleanup project is a detailed assessment of the contamination.last_img read more

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Forget Cardiff, warns Zidane as Real face ‘complete’ Juventus

first_img“It will be a totally different scenario,” Zidane told a press conference in Turin on Monday.“Ten months have elapsed and tomorrow’s match will have nothing to do with that.“The players are more or less the same but since then our season has not been as good as we expected it to be.“Juventus have been having a great season.”Real Madrid are trailing Barcelona by 13 points in La Liga while Juventus are top of Serie A and in the running for a treble.“Juventus are doing great things and playing beautiful football, it is a complete team,” continued Zidane.“We have to pay attention to everything, their defensive strength and talent of (Paulo) Dybala and (Gonzalo) Higuain up front and their midfield.”Zidane said that there were lots of similarities between the two European giants.“I believe that we are quite similar in our hopes, expectations. These two teams share the same DNA, two teams that fight hard and want to win everything.”Zidane returns to Juventus where he spent five years between 1996 and 2001 as a player before moving to Real Madrid.“I learned a lot as a player and as a person. I left France for the first time, it was a radical change and Juventus welcomed me like a family. I have good memories.”And the former France international said he would not rule out a return to Turin as coach.“Never say never,” he said. “I’m very happy with what I have. I’m very focused on what I’m doing. I don’t really want to think too much about the future.“I live day by day, that’s life, because life is particularly complicated if you coach a team like Real Madrid.”– ‘Important lesson’ –Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said his side had learned valuable lessons from their second final defeat in three seasons last May, and were looking to pull off a shock by eliminating the favourites.“The Cardiff match was a very important lesson. We had a very good first half, but mentally we suffered, we gave it up a bit,” he said.“Especially (as) this is a two-legged clash it cannot happen again. It’s important to stay focused and stay in the match the whole time.“Real are a tricky team. They can be almost sleepy at the beginning but can then hurt us.“We’re up against a team that have been playing the Champions League without interruption since 1997 and are always at least in the semi-finals since 2011.“We know that we’re up against the strongest and the favourites, eliminating such a team would be a step forward and an exploit.”Defender Giorgio Chiellini added that Juventus did not see the match as a chance for revenge, as the seven-time runners-up bid for a third title after 1985 and 1996.“No revenge, because over many years of playing we have had positive and negative memories against everyone,” said Chiellini.“If you want to reach the final stages of the Champions League you have to play the big clubs, we also have good memories, even if we have bad memories of Cardiff.“There’s respect and esteem, but that doesn’t mean we can’t beat them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned his side not to underestimate Juventus © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOTURIN, Italy, Apr 2 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned that last year’s final win over Juventus in Cardiff will count for little in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Italians in Turin.Real Madrid lifted their 12th Champions League crown — and second under Zidane — with a 4-1 win last May, but the Frenchman insisted “ten months ago was a completely different situation”.last_img read more

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Inter Milan poised to move for Man City forward

first_img Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic Inter Milan are poised to make a move for Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic.The Montenegro international, who spent five years in Serie A with Fiorentina, is pushing for a move away from the Etihad following a frustrating season.According to Sportmediaset, the 25-year-old is keen on a return to Italy and former City boss Roberto Mancini wants to bring him to the San Siro.However, Jovetic’s future depends on whether Manuel Pellegrini will keep his job this summer. If the Chilean does depart, Jovetic may opt to stay and fight for his place. 1last_img read more

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LYIT TO HOLD CHRISTMAS FAIR TO HELP STUDENT FAMILIES

first_imgThe LYIT Christmas Fair will take place on campus in the An Dánlann Building of Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Tuesday 4 December, 2012 from 10am -2.30pm.This event is organised to raise money for students in difficulty this Christmas. Last year, Fr. John Boyce, Chaplain, LYIT, Paddy Gallagher, Student Services Officer at LYIT and Fiona Kelly, Student Administrator organised the LYIT Christmas Fair and raised €1,161 for the LYIT Christmas Appeal.This money enabled us to purchase toys, food and coal vouchers for 10 students families with young children struggling to cope with the cost of Christmas.This year our aim is to help 15-20 families that have returned to education who may be finding the cost of Christmas a struggle.If you’d like to support this cause and maybe pick up a stocking filler or two, then please come along to the 2nd LYIT Christmas Fair. Festive music, winter warming drinks and stands packed with beautiful Christmas themed goodies will be on display.Admission €2 to public and €1 to students (Admission includes entry into the Christmas Hamper draw) LYIT TO HOLD CHRISTMAS FAIR TO HELP STUDENT FAMILIES was last modified: November 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHRISTMAS FAIRLYITlast_img read more

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Run Donegal Women’s 5k raises €5,130 for Donegal Hospice

first_imgSunday’s Run Donegal Women’s 5k race/walk in the Twin Towns raised €5,130 for the Donegal Hospice.The twelfth staging of the event attracted a record number of 780 participants.Race director, Grace Boyle, who established the annual race/walk with Bridgeen Doherty in 2007, said everything came together well on the day. “This year’s Run Donegal Women’s 5k was launched at the start of March and things moved on steadily since then. So many people remarked on the great atmosphere about the Finn Valley Centre before, during and after the race. I was speaking to one of the hospice nurses and she said that normally when you go to an event like that, everyone is in a rush to get away. But nobody was rushing away anywhere on Sunday,” Grace commented.“We had 600 pre-registered before Sunday, with 180 more registering on the morning of the event. With so many having entered before race day, it took a lot of pressure off. We were also so lucky with the weather too – it really was the perfect morning for it,” she added.“We had a registration night in Letterkenny and I’d like to thank Liam O’Donnell and his staff for facilitating that. Finn Valley AC were a great help since the launch and we had the run of the centre for the day on Sunday. Thanks also to the Donegal Sports Partnership for their ongoing support. The help of so many individuals combined to make Sunday’s event such a success.”The event was run in memory of Lisa McGranaghan from Castlefinn who passed away at the Donegal Hospice in March, 2016. She was 43. On Sunday, her husband, Kevin, and children Joshua (11) and Robyn (8) joined the masses as they remembered Lisa who was such a popular and highly respected member of the community. “The McGranaghan family were delighted with the support shown to them and their family. It was a tough day for them. Hopefully it’s a day they will look back on with fond memories,” Grace said.“We are thinking of making the Donegal Hospice the main beneficiary of the Run Donegal Women’s 5k every year from now on. Sundaywas definitely our biggest event yet. Given the numbers that took part at the weekend, trying to get 1,000 to the line next year is something we will definitely give some thought to for next year.“The women of Donegal certainly stepped up this year, as did the community in the Finn Valley and Castlefinn areas. Boxer, Jason Quigley, was among some of the men who dressed up and took part and all that helped to create a buzz and a bit of banter.”Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, Myles Sweeney, said he was delighted with the success of Sunday’s event.“It’s great to see so many women getting out and getting involved. For some, this will have been their first time to take part in an organised race. We would urge them to keep active now and maybe look at targeting other events over the months ahead,” he said. “The feel-good factor that walking and running gives was clear to be seen on Sunday, while there’s also a strong social element to it all. Great credit to Grace Boyle and Bridgeen Doherty for their efforts in getting everything organised and it was very much a team effort with many playing a part. This is a major event in the sporting calendar locally and long may that continue,” Myles added.The race itself was won by Catriona Devine (nee McGranaghan) a sister-in-law of the late Lisa McGranaghan, in a time of of 19:04, with her Finn Valley club mate, Kay Byrne second in 20:38 and Sarah-Marie of Inishowen  AC third in 20:56.Run Donegal Women’s 5k raises €5,130 for Donegal Hospice was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5Klast_img read more

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Sharks mailbag: What’s wrong with Mr. Pickles?

first_imgSAN JOSE — The 2018-19 season is just getting started.Despite a rollercoaster first two months, the Sharks are in an okay spot coming out of the Christmas break. They’ll return to the ice against the Anaheim Ducks Thursday holding onto second place in the Pacific Division, trailing the Calgary Flames by just two points for the top seed.At the same time, they’re starting to create separation from the non-playoff teams, leading the Dallas Stars, the Western Conference’s ninth place team, by six …last_img read more

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