first_imgSMILING ANGELO & COIL ME HOME PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2019)–Phil D’Amato’s Smiling Angelo and the Richard Baltas-trained Coil Me Home both loom prominent in Saturday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at Santa Anita.  Part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA, the Thor’s Echo is for California-bred or sired horses three and up.SMILING ANGELOOwner:  Ferro Family Trust & Victor FloresTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoLightly raced, this 4-year-old homebred ridgeling has been idle since late August at Del Mar and figures to show plenty of early zip off the bench.  Favored in three out of his four starts, he won his first two races, on April 29, 2018 and on May 24, 2018, by a combined seven lengths here at Santa Anita. Out of the Proud Citizen mare Citizen Bernstein, Smiling Angelo has a steady series of solid works at both San Luis Rey Downs Training Center and here at Santa Anita.COIL ME HOMEOwner:  GGG StablesTrainer:  Richard BaltasMost recently third, beaten two lengths in an open first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs here on May 4, this 4-year-old homebred gelding by Coil has a best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 91, but will have the rail to contend with in the Thor’s Echo, which will be his first stakes assignment. Out of the Came Home mare Goodtobehome, Coil Me Home will be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke, who will have to try to work out a trip from his inside post.SMOKEY IMAGEOwner:  Irvin Racing StableTrainer:  Carla GainesUnbeaten in five starts as a juvenile (four of them stakes) in 2015, this 6-year-old Southern Image gelding has been idle since May 20, 2018 and is winless in his last 14 starts–dating back to a rousing 8 ½ length score in the California Cup Derby here on Jan. 30, 2016.  Easily the leading money earner in the field with $534,946, Smokey Image, who is out of the Free House mare Special Smoke, has six wins from 20 starts and will be ridden for the second time by leading man Flavien Prat.THE $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:35 p.m. PTCoil Me Home–Drayden Van Dyke–122Prodigal Son–Mario Gutierrez–120Tap the Wire–Evin Roman–124Smiling Angelo–Joe Talamo–122Smokey Image–Flavien Prat–124Desert Law–Rafael Bejarano–122Fire When Ready–Abel Cedillo–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Arthritis can’t stop 66-y-o from voting

first_img The Jamaica Labour Party’s Juliet Holness is challenging the People’s National Party’s Imani Duncan-Price to become the parliamentary representative for the constituency. Simone Dunn had no difficulty with the bridge and the steps and said she came out to vote because she wanted to have a say in how her country is governed. “My vote is my right,” said Dunn, who indicated that she has heard things during the election campaign that has attracted her attention. EAST RURAL ST ANDREW CANDIDATES PNP: Imani Duncan-Price JLP: Juliet Holness Audrey Anderson is 66-year-old and has arthritis of the spine, but that did not stop her from crossing a bridge and climbing several steps to get to her polling station located inside Grove Primary School, in St Andrew East Rural. Minutes later, Anderson slowly made her way from the polling station clutching the arm of a much younger male voter and with the assistance of her walking stick, but happy that she had come out to support her political party. “I want my party and my candidate to win. A feel good this morning, a don’t wake up with any pain,” she told The Gleaner. The elderly woman was among a steady stream of voters who have been filing into the six polling stations located inside the school to vote for their candidate.last_img read more

Juventus will treat Madrid match ‘like a final’

first_imgMOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism All of the Madrid squad have travelled to Turin, although defender Nacho could miss out with a thigh injury.Gareth Bale scored twice against Las Palmas on Saturday but could be left out on Tuesday, just as he was in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain.Buffon is clear who he fears the most.“I have endless admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo,” the goalkeeper said. “He’s managed to get better with time. He’s changed position, expending less energy than before but he’s really lethal.“I have never seen anyone with the same assassin’s instinct as Ronaldo … I had the fortune to play against the Brazilian Ronaldo, with and against (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, but Cristiano Ronaldo is picking up record after record.”Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the five matches he has played against Juventus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus was beaten in its two previous finals against Real Madrid, including a 4-1 defeat in Cardiff last year in the Champions League, but between those two clashes it won all three of its two-legged knockout matches against the Spanish giants.“Let’s hope everything will be different (from Cardiff),” Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon told the Spanish sports daily Marca.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We win the matches which last 180 minutes but lose those that last 90. Maybe we should play the finals over 180 minutes.”Juventus is again in the hunt for a treble. It beat AC Milan 3-1 on Saturday to move four points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A and is also in the Italian Cup final. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic after scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado believes his team will treat Tuesday’s Champions League first leg against Real Madrid “like a final”.“They’re a fantastic side but we need to focus on our own game: we’ll play as if it were a final,” Cuadrado said ahead of the last-eight meeting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cuadrado scored Juve’s second goal against Milan after coming on as a substitute for his first appearance following more than three months out with a groin injury.“He’s come back well and has astounded me because often in the past he hasn’t done well coming off the bench,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.Juventus will have to perform better than it has done in its past two matches.After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, Allegri’s men were outplayed by Milan for much of Saturday’s match before Cuadrado’s 80th-minute goal.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic are banned after being booked in the last-16 victory over Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Domingo shines in Alab’s first-ever playoff win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 anewlast_img read more

Wheelers host Pups

first_imgI was just sitting here putting together some stats and doing then general preperation we do before a game and I thought I had better make a quick blog post. I wanted to remind Huskies fans about what happened last year when the Huskies visited GP for the first time. The two teams had already met twice at the NPA, splitting those two games, by the time Halloween rolled around.It was a scary night for former Huskies goalie Zachary Blain that night as he let in 5 goals in the first period before getting the hook. It was Vlad to the rescue though as the Huskies back-up that night came in and only allowed 2 more goals the rest of the way. That performance allowed the Huskies to mount the big time comeback. But if you remember the comeback had a few twists and turns. Jordan Shipton tied the game late in the third only for GP to respond quickly and take the lead back. At that point you thought the game might be over but Jordan Shipton had other ideas. His second goal of the period with under a minute left forced the game to overtime tied at 7. And to top it all off Jordan Shipton popped the winner to complete the hat trick in OT.Will tonight’s game be as wild as last years first trip to GP? Who knows but let’s hope so. Catch the pre-game show on Moose FM starting at 7:15 local time.- Advertisement -Mike Feeneylast_img read more

Doherty urges government to not appeal EU Commission ruling on Apple tax ‘mess’

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the government should not consider an appeal if the EU Commission rules that Ireland provided illegal state aid to Apple and that the correct tax bill should be imposed on the company.The ruling is to be announced in Brussels tomorrow morning. Speaking ahead of the ruling, Deputy Doherty said:“When I first raised this issue with Minister Michael Noonan he attempted to fob it off as part of a ‘much wider investigation’ across Europe. As recently as June this was the reply I received when asking about the investigation. “The arrogance of Minister Noonan in this issue has done nothing to protect Ireland’s reputation which he claims is his reason for appealing the ruling.”“Tax, and the State Aid rules, is not just for the man in the street or the local business. They must apply to everybody. The days of nod and wink arrangements must end. There is no logical reason to appeal a ruling against the state. The Minister has admitted he has no idea how much an appeal might cost.Minister Michael Noonan“The damage to Ireland’s reputation has already been done. Drawing out this process will not change that and could in fact cause further reputational damage.”“Sinn Fein’s positive proposals to improve Ireland’s reputation internationally such as putting an end to companies being ‘stateless’ and the notorious Double Irish were at first rejected before being implemented by Michael Noonan. “This State has been dragged kicking and screaming into the new era of international tax rather than accepting the new reality.”“We should be clear that in no way does a ruling against the state affect Ireland’s tax sovereignty. Those parties that signed up to treaty after treaty with strict State Aid rules cannot now complain about the EU implementing those rules.“It is time for a more mature State policy to emerge out of this mess.”Doherty urges government to not appeal EU Commission ruling on Apple tax ‘mess’ was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AppleEU CommissionMichael NoonanPearse DohertySinn Feintaxlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Men’s CompetitionsFriday Open –10th October. The Indian summer continues to provide ideal golfing conditions and Barry Harper capitalised on Friday shooting 41pts to take the Friday Open.Club President Michael Neary followed in 2nd place with Hugh Coll from Monaghan taking 3rd. Bobby O’Shea picked up the Gross prize.Results:1. Barry Harper (15) 41pts, 2. Michael Neary, (13) 38pts,3. Hugh Coll (Rossmore) (9) 37pts, (bot)Gross Bobby O’Shea (5) 29ptsSunday 12th of October.Jason Conway continued his consistent performance on Sunday taking 1st place with an excellent score of 40pts. He was pushed all the way by Kevin Mundy on 39pts with Colm Campbell one shot further back on 38pts.Oliver Roche took the Gross with 31pts.Results:1. Jason Conway (5) 40pts 2. Kevin Mundy (21) 39pts3. Colm (Eir) Campbell (10) 38pts (bot)Gross: Oliver Roche (5) 30ptsThursday SpecialsOur season finished with the traditional overnight away trip.This years trip was to Slieve Russell Golf Club with 26 players travelling.Our tee times were delayed both days due to Fog but once the fog cleared the sun came out and the weather was perfect for Golf. Once again it was a very enjoyable trip for everyone who travelled.The winner on Saturday was Gerrard Gallagher with 36 pts, 2nd Place went to Barry Kennedy with 35 pts.The two men who only played on Saturday won the last 2 prizes with Roy Harron taking 3rd place on a break of tie with 32 pts, John Joe Travers was 4th also with 32pts.The winner on Sunday was Liam Mundy with 32 pts on a break of tie, Darren Williamson was 2nd also with 32 pts.John Cassidy was 3rd with 31pts and Raymond Nolan was 4th with 30 pts on a break of tie.Liam Moran won the prize for the longest Drive of the day at the 9th and Stephen Carty won the prize for closest the pin on the 16th.The Overall Prize for the man who played the best Golf over 2 days went to Bobby Beare, returning the best score of the day on Sunday to add 35pts to his 34pts from Saturday for a total of 69pts over the 2 days, he had 6 shots to spare over 2nd place.We could not find an alternative date for our traditional Mixed Greensomes, instead we are rolling in with the Social Committee for the County Colours competition.This will be a Shotgun Start at 1PM on the 25th Oct, Entry Fee is €15 which includes meal after the golf.Entry sheets are on display in the locker rooms, add you name to be included in the draw which will take place on the 21st October.The presentation for the Phoenix Cup and Player of Year will be take place on Saturday the 25th October after the meal.Ladies’ Competitions5th /7th October – 15 holes stableford – Sponsor: Eddie Walsh & Sons Family MeatsOn a beautiful Autumn day, Ursula Miller from Ballintra was the winner of the Eddie Walsh sponsored competition so she won’t have to worry about dinners for the next few weeks!!Runner up was Geraldine Gorman on 28pts. 3rd & 4th were Charlotte Caldwell & Mary Gillen.1. Ursula Miller (22) 29pts2. Geraldine Gorman (17) 28pts3. Charlotte Caldwell (22) 27pts4. Mary Gillen (29) 26pts BOTFront 9 Bernie Finn (15) 19ptsBack 6 Gillian O’Callaghan (35) 11ptsThe final of the Club Matchplay will be contested between Rena Brogan and Rosemary Carr.Club NewsThanks to everyone who took part in the social mixed on Fridays during the summer. €165 was presented to the Donegal Branch of St Vincent de Paul Society.Upcoming Events – County Colours Mixed ScrambleThe County Colours mixed scramble is on Saturday 25th October.This will be a team event with a shotgun start at 1pm. Entry fee is €15 which includes a meal after play. Lists for names are in both locker rooms. Draw for partners will take place on the 21st of October.Pace of Play SurveyOne of the topics in golf at the moment is pace of play.Pace of play is affected by many factors, including player ability and behaviour, management practices and course difficulty and set-up.Many commentators argue that golf nowadays takes too long, that slow round times are driving people away from the game and that something needs to be done.Conversely, others would say that golf is not a race, that not everyone wants to play in a hurry and that some courses are just not capable of being played in under four hours.The R&A is interested to hear the views from golfers around the world on this issue and has compiled a survey with this in mind.The survey can be found at – NEWS: BARRY HARPER WINS THE FRIDAY OPEN AT MURVAGH was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

BEE deal to benefit Clicks employees

first_img22 October 2010South Africa’s Clicks Group has announced a share ownership scheme which will see 10% of the group’s shares issued to employees. Approximately 70% of the shares will be allocated to black people, with 60% of these being black women.The transaction is valued at around R1.2-billion, based on the group’s recent market capitalisation. Shares will be issued at market price to all permanent employees, except senior executives currently participating in the group’s long-term incentive scheme.The scheme is subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting in January 2011.The Clicks Group comprises store brands such as Clicks, The Body Shop, Music and United Pharmaceutical Distributors.Retain, attract specialist skillsClicks Group CEO David Kneale said the scheme would enable the group to retain and attract scarce and specialist skills which are critical to the sustainability of the business.“Pharmacists, senior black managers and longer serving employees will receive higher share allocations,” Kneale said in a statement this week. “The shortage of pharmacists is one of the biggest challenges facing our business.”He added that the scheme would enhance the group’s ability to attract pharmacists into Clicks by giving them the opportunity to share in the long-term growth and capital appreciation of the group.“Extending share ownership to all employees will accelerate transformation and build on the progress we have made across the other areas of black economic empowerment, particularly employment equity, skills development, preferential procurement and socio-economic development,” Kneale said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Four including a woman injured in Guwahati Pan Bazar explosion

first_imgAt least four people were injured in an explosion in the Sukleswar ghat area in Guwahati on Saturday, police said. The explosion took place at a construction material dump in the Pan Bazar area when the four passersby, including a woman, were injured around 11.45 am, the sources said. “We don’t suspect it to be a bomb explosion as there were no splinters found and the injuries were due to stones hitting them,” said DCP Ranjan Bhuyan who is at the site. “We don’t suspect it to be a sabotage or terrorist activity from the nature of the blast. It happened in a dump of sand kept for roadside drain construction. It may have had an unexploded shell which went off today,” the DCP said. An expert bomb squad would be arriving soon, he added. The four injured suffered minor wounds and they were being provided medical care at the MMC Civil Hospital nearby, the police official said.last_img read more

DD vs RCB: Delhi, Bangalore aim to finish with a win in final league encounter

first_imgSixth-placed Delhi Daredevils and bottom dwellers Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to finish the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition with a win when they meet at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Sunday.With 12 points from 13 games, Delhi are already out of the race for the play-offs and moving to the fifth place may also be difficult since Kings XI Punjab have 14 points and even if they lose, the Punjab outfit has a higher net run rate than the capital side.Delhi have once again been hugely inconsistent this season. Their bowling line-up, on paper at least, is one of the strongest in the IPL but has failed to step up to the occasion.The batting has also been inconsistent as their top and middle-order batsmen failed to click in unison.Looking to salvaging some pride, the Zaheer Khan-led side, however, can take some positives ahead of the match as they are coming off two successive wins.In terms of batting, all eyes will be on youngsters Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Karun Nair. Apart from Zaheer, Amit Mishra, Pat Cummins, Mohammad Shami will shoulder the bowling responsibility.Bangalore, on the other hand, will need to forget this edition after enduring eight defeats in 13 games. It has been a season of colossal failure for the Virat Kohli-led side which has delivered way below its expectations.The season has been marred by failures in every department and also injuries to key players.Unlike the previous seasons, RCB’s batting has been the biggest disappointment with the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Kohli himself not stepping up.advertisementRCB’s three leg-spinners — Yuzvendra Chahal (14 wickets), Pawan Negi (13) and Samuel Badree (9 wickets) have been the only ones who stood up and Delhi will be wary of that threat.last_img read more

Minute Silence at Europa League Final after Manchester Bomb

first_imgSTOCKHOLM (AP) — European soccer’s ruling body says there will be a minute’s silence before Manchester United plays Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday as a mark of respect for victims of the bombing in Manchester.UEFA says “the opening ceremony will also be considerably reduced” in Stockholm after the attack on Monday in Manchester. At least 22 people were killed when an apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as the performance ended.Manchester United players observed a minute’s silence for the victims at a morning training session on Tuesday before flying to Sweden.Victims of attack in United’s ‘hearts,’ Jose Mourinho saysThe victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the “minds and hearts” of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final, Jose Mourinho said Tuesday.The club’s players and coaching staff observed a minute’s silence at a morning training session, a day after at least 22 people were killed when an apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as the performance ended Monday.“We cannot take out of our minds and our hearts the victims and their families,” said Mourinho, the United manager who lives in a hotel near the concert venue. “We have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job. It is a pity we cannot fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game.”Mourinho’s scheduled news conference later in the day at the Friends Arena in Stockholm was canceled at the club’s request, European soccer’s governing body said. The final against Ajax is on Wednesday.UEFA also said it has “no specific intelligence” that the game will be a target, with security already intensified following a deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital last month.“The terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project,” UEFA said, noting it has worked with Swedish authorities “for many months” to plan for the game.Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said there has been no threat to the match.“Now, we are prepared for every possible and thinkable (thing) that could happen in Stockholm tomorrow, including terrorist attacks, and we are satisfied with our preparations,” Lindgren said.“We have been in contact with our English as well as Dutch colleagues and they are helping us with information, they are visiting us tomorrow, and we are quite satisfied with how we are prepared and the information that we get.”United vice chairman Ed Woodward, writing in an email to his staff, called the attack “senseless” and pledged the club’s help.“Members of our family of fans and our home community have been affected and we will be reaching out to provide the support of the club in what must be an unimaginably difficult time,” Woodward wrote.Ajax joined many in the soccer world expressing support for the victims.“From Amsterdam with love to Manchester,” the Dutch team posted on its official Twitter account. “Our thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those affected.”Fnierop Ferdi, an Ajax fan in Stockholm, said he wasn’t concerned about another attack affecting Wednesday’s match.“We don’t think about it,” Ferdi said. “Let only idiots do what they want. We will always win, sport.”United greats used social media to show support for the northern city of Manchester.Cristiano Ronaldo, who now plays for Real Madrid, posted on his Twitter account a British flag with “MANCHESTER” written across the red central stripe.Former United midfielder David Beckham wrote on Facebook: “As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me.”Old Trafford, including a club store and museum, was closed on Tuesday.Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany wrote on Twitter: “I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It’s a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity.”STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more