Double stakes glory for Jamaican Nelson

first_imgWINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):Jamaican jockey Dale Nelson made two bold statements at Northlands Park Saturday when he snatched the CAN$50,000 Sonoma Stakes and $53,330 Sun Sprint Championship Stakes on the 13-race Derby Day card.Nelson scored by 5-1/4 lengths in the Sonoma in race three with the three-year-old bay filly Hero’s Amor, before returning in race 10 to win the Sun Sprint by half-length with 17-1 outsider Clear the Runway.In the feature $200,000 Canadian Derby in race 12, Nelson finished second aboard 9-1 chance Witt Six, as 3-1 chance Academic reached the wire first by eight lengths. The favourite, Blue Dancer, with Barbadian Rico Walcott aboard, was a disappointing fifth.Going a mile and 16th in the Sonoma, Nelson tracked from second with Hero’s Amor, as Eustacia set the pace with quick fractions of 22.62 for the quarter and 46.22 for the half. Nelson brought Hero’s Amor to challenge on the final turn, picked up the lead in the lane before getting the filly to the finish 5-1/4 lengths clear, to dismiss the three-year-old fillies.In a 6-1/2 furlong sprint in the Sun Sprint, Nelson brought Clear the Runway from last to beat the three-year-olds and upward by half length. Red Red Rose set the pace through the first quarter with 22.21, before Brackendale came to challenge and battled into the stretch.Almost last heading into the lane, Nelson brought the six-year-old bay gelding with a strong run along the rails to clinch a narrow victory ahead of Tiny Giant.last_img read more

New look La Salle to play in Taiwan, Korea as part of UAAP buildup

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film La Salle’s preparation for the UAAP is kicking into high gear.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img La Salle won’t be having the likes of Mbala, ABu Tratter and Ricci Rivero this time.Gonzales said the Green Archers will also play in a pocket tournament in Korea wherein they will go against teams from Russia, United States, Japan, Taiwan, and the host country. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments SMB import Gillenwater ejected after bumping ref MOST READ Newly-minted head coach Louie Gonzales said the Green Archers will go back to Taiwan this summer to play in the Buddha Light International Association (BLIA) Cup as they prepare for the 81st Season of the UAAP.The Green Archers went on an undefeated 5-0 run in the offseason tournament last year with Ben Mbala and former head coach Aldin Ayo spearheading the team.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 crownGonzales said his team would need all the preparation it needs, as almost half of its roster is new to the team.“This team, half of its players are new, and the more games we play it’d be better for us,” said Gonzales in Filipino Friday after their 83-51 rout of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 awardlast_img read more

British Humanitarian Promises More Aid for Bong Hospitals

first_imgThe head of a British Charity organization, Maternal and Child Health Advocacy International (MCAI), Prof. David Southhall, has promised more humanitarian support for Bong County.Prof. Southall made the disclosure recently to the Daily Observer in an interview at his Mamba Point, Monrovia office.According to him, his organization will continue to support more effective health care delivery services to people in central Liberia.Prof. Southhall said his organization had recently donated a half million dollar worth of surgical medical equipment to Phebe and C.B. Dunbar hospitals in Bong County.He underscored that the donation is part of his organization’s way of strengthening the emergency health care program in the county.Beside the donation, he said MCAI is also training senior midwifery in rural Liberia where there are no doctors to cater to women.Mr. Southhall, who is also a professor of Pediatrics and Maternal Health, noted that the Charity was reasonably aware of the copious challenges facing the two hospitals in the county, particularly in the face of the Ebola virus disease that is claiming lives in the country.Professor Southall informed the county health authorities that some of the items were procured by his organization while other charities in the United Kingdom donated a substantial portion to identify with the two hospitals as they faced the human killer disease.Professor Southall named two oxygen generators, a huge assortment of antibiotics, oxygen concentrators as well as two emergency centers for the neo natal ward at the C. B. Dunbar Hospital as some of the equipment and supplies donated to the hospitals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Angry vendors protest outside President’s office

first_imgAlmost a dozen Police Officers took up combat positions at the Ministry of the Presidency’s Shiv Chanderpaul drive office on Tuesday, as they sought to ward off a group of angry vendors, who were relentless in their efforts to speak with President David Granger or someone close to him who could relay their plight.Angry vendors expressing their frustration to Guyana TimesA vendor speaking with the mediaThe group of mostly women marched along Regent Street, after making several unsuccessful stops to get an idea of what really needed to be done to get their businesses back up and running. Their first stop at the office of Town Clerk Royston King yielded little or no result, since, up until the time of the protest, no positive word was forthcoming.The vendors, some of whom have been in the business for decades, were removed from the outskirts of the Stabroek Market area, to facilitate a massive clean-up campaign. But the vendors, who were quite raucous, said they have been deceived by a system they trust. They casted blame on the Town Clerk, who they said, has no plans for them.“They invited us to a meeting, but when the people come out of the meeting, they could not tell us anything. They said to give them three days to sort this out. But I just want to know, three days? How can they take three days. What will happen to us, we will have no job”, one vendor named Odessa told Guyana Times on Tuesday.“How can they do this to us? Royston King deceived us. I am a cosmetologist and I have a three-year-old daughter. Most of the people out here have children to take care of. We don’t have anybody to brace us. We want to see the President… Those big ones have their lives already set out for them. It is us the small man, that have to try to make a life for ourselves… Mr Granger got four more years, four more years in there to do nonsense. If he wants to go back in there, he got to help us,” another young mother told this publication.“Last year, time like this, we were protesting to get Carol Sooba out, for him to get in. But look is same thing, same thing. No difference. He tell us he got a place for us to sell, but I want to know where this place is. Up to now I aint see no place for us to sell,” another man said.The vendors were reportedly told that they would be moved to an area South of Parliament Buildings. However, when Guyana Times showed up there on Tuesday, the gate was heavily padlocked. At the time the Town Clerk, accompanied by seniorPpolice ranks had come and peruse the area. He told this newspaper that the gates of the premises were always secured with padlocks. He said too that the Council was at the time preparing to clear up the area so that vendors could be able to access it.In a release from the Town Council sometime later, it was noted that the area identified as the relocation for the vendors could be ready in a matter of days.According to the release, the Town Clerk said the city has already spoken to the owner of the private land and everything stands “as per agreement.”“We have secured permission from a private business owner to use the land for a specified period to relocate vendors who ply their trade,” King said. He noted that preparatory work is ongoing at the location, “and it is expected that in another few days, this location will be ready for the vendors to ply their trade.”Around 10:00h on Tuesday morning, members of the Municipality’s City Constabulary also carried out a special exercise within the market area. The Town Clerk said this was “aimed at ridding the location of loiters and other individuals who have no business at the facility since they are often times impeding the way of citizens who come to do business.”At least five trucks were filled with rubbish when the Engineer’s Department and Constabulary ranks oversaw the removal of waste in, between and around stalls located under the canopy, East of the market. The Town Clerk is adamant that the “Council’s administration is intensely focused on restoring the health and integrity of this historic structure and its immediate periphery; including the Stabroek Market Square.”Outside of this, vendors are also asked to pick up their goods currently being held within the Council’s compound. The various bundles of commercial items that were stored along the roadway were picked up during the recent cleanup activities as these persons refused to pay a $200 fee for storage services being offered by a private citizen. The Council is returning the items which were safely placed in its compound, but reminds vendors that they are not allowed back on the streets. While the goods are being returned free of cost, the Council encourages the earliest removal of the items.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the owner of the land has not yet agreed to have vendors occupy the space until legal documentation is drawn up. According to reports, Hareshnarine Sugrim said the Town Clerk had asked him to “borrow” the land documentation from the Attorneys and the courts since according to him, “we don’t want when time meet and the three months up, they own the place… I gave him a verbal talking but I told him I need legal documents before anybody occupies the place,” Sugrim told an online news outfit. Late Tuesday evening when this newspaper visited the area city council workers were seen spreading sand at the location in the presence of King and City Constabulary officers. … businessman objects to vendors using land, locks gate … say Royston King lied to themlast_img read more

Man United and PSG superstars in swap deal?

first_imgDaily Telegraph football journalist Mark Ogden believes Angel Di Maria may be ready to quit Manchester United for PSG – and Edinson Cavani could head in the other direction.Speaking to The Sports Bar, Ogden claimed Di Maria is desperate for a route out of Old Trafford.He said: “Di Maria and his family haven’t settled in Manchester. He’s clearly not happy at United. They [PSG] are interested and have been long-standing admirers of Di Maria. As it stands, PSG could be his best option.”Following the departure of Robin van Persie, United are left short on options up front and Ogden admitted Cavani could come into the equation as part of a swap deal with Di Maria.He added: “United need a guy they can rely on to score a lot of goals and there aren’t a lot of other options out there. Cavani might be the best bet.”last_img read more

Toros fall short of Wildcats

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita CS Dominguez Hills 75, Chico State 52 Dominguez Hills kept the game close until the half against visiting Chico State, but the Wildcats held the Toros to 22 points in second half in late Saturday CCAA play. Tameka Blue led the way for the Toros (7-5, 2-4) with 18 points and four assists. Compton 72, Cerritos 63 The Tartars received 48 points from three bench players which dropped the Falcons to 11-13 on the year, while Compton improved to 18-7 in South Coast Conference interdivisional play late Saturday. Junior Carlos Rivers scored a game-high 21 points, but two costly turnovers in the game’s final three minutes secured a home loss for the Toros’ against visiting Chico State, 87-76, late Saturday night in a CCAA game. The Toros trailed by two points 39-37 at half time and the visiting Wildcats (5-8, 4-2) kept Dominguez Hills (4-8, 2-4) at bay the rest of the game. Mario Malave scored 16 points and Durwin Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Toros. The Toros will travel UC San Diego for a conference game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: MIXED SCRAMBLE TO GET THE ACTION UNDERWAY AT OTWAY

first_img2016 club Captain Thomas Merritt and Lady Captain Orla Gallagher start their year of office on Sunday 13th March with a mixed scramble, always a fun start to the year at Otway. Both captains invite all members, and indeed officers and members of neighbouring Portsalon GC, to take part on the day with either the early risers 8.30am tee off, or the more casual risers on the 1 pm tee off. Names should be in to the clubhouse at least 15 minutes before tee time for draw for partners. Golf will be followed by light refreshments and presentation of prizes in the clubhouse.GOLF NEWS: MIXED SCRAMBLE TO GET THE ACTION UNDERWAY AT OTWAY was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:golfOtwaySportlast_img read more

GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO DEAL WITH MORTGAGE CRISIS – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has stated the Government is refusing to deal with the mortgage crisis.Deputy Doherty was speaking following the release of new figures from the Central Bank which show that there are still 90,343 mortgages in arrears of ninety days or more.He said “It is frightening to think that the financial pressure created by this situation is negatively impacting more lives than the number of people who filed into Croke Park to watch the All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals at the weekend. That is the scale on the crisis at it stands. It cannot be hidden by the government spinning a slight reduction as a success. “The reality is that here are no grounds for celebration in these figures. They confirm once again that this government will play no hand in solving the mortgage crisis. Minister Noonan will not step in to make banks pass on interest rates or cut excessive pay and he will not step in to tell them to get real about the mortgage crisis.“This government is content to let the mortgage crisis unwind at the pace of the banks’ choosing. The increase in long term arrears points to this fact.“Last month the Oireachtas Finance Committee produced a report following exchanges with the banks and mortgage holders’ groups. That cross-party Report contained 47 recommendations on how the Mortgage Arrears Process could be improved. There is no evidence that any one of those recommendations has been implemented.” GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO DEAL WITH MORTGAGE CRISIS – DOHERTY was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 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:donegalmortgagesPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

Calabasas nearly at full strength

first_img Calabasas’ doubles lineup closely resembled the one that Kinberg relied on during last season’s run to the Div. I title. The only thing that prevented Kinberg from having her entire 12-player team available for the first time in seven matches was the absence of Jana Lipson, who is ill. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I thought this might be the first chance we had to have everyone together, but Jana was sick,” said Kinberg, whose team extended its winning streak to 28 matches with a 17-1 Marmonte League victory over Westlake. “So now we won’t have everyone until (the week of Oct. 17).” Calabasas (7-0), the Daily News’ top-ranked team, plays host to Simi Valley today, but it will do so without Helen Kolpakov, who on Wednesday told Kinberg she had a college interview today. The Coyotes play three matches next week, but McVitty isn’t scheduled to compete. She’ll be in Tulsa, Okla., competing in the Chanda Rubin Pan American Closed ITF Junior Classic. Less than 90 minutes into Wednesday’s match, McVitty and Wiesener already had their gear packed up and were ready to go, having swept their all their sets by 6-0 scores. “Their sets took, like, 10 minutes each,” Kinberg said. When Kim Kinberg looked out at the courts Wednesday at Westlake High, the Calabasas’ girls’ tennis coach almost saw the lineup she anticipates having during the Southern Section Div. I playoffs. Almost. Kristen McVitty, who verbally committed to Virginia last week, made her long-awaited season debut at No. 1 singles for the Coyotes, allowing Erin Wiesener to play in her normal No. 2 position. center_img McVitty was scheduled to debut Thursday against Agoura, but the match was postponed because of poor air quality stemming from the Topanga Fire. The Westlake match originally was scheduled for Tuesday, but it was postponed because for observance of Rosh Hashana. Keeping the streak alive: Since Calabasas joined the Marmonte League at the beginning of the decade, the Coyotes have dominated the competition. Calabasas still has a long way to go to match the tradition of Westlake, which has reached the Southern Section playoffs 27 consecutive years. Westlake coach Connie Flanderka is doing all she can to help her young team make that 28 in a row, although the Warriors (3-4, 2-2) didn’t do themselves any favors losing to Agoura 80-74 on games after a 9-9 tie Sept. 22. “This year is unlike any other year for us,” Flanderka said. “I lost 10 seniors from last year, and I’ve never had to replace that many kids.” Kate Edwards (soccer commitments) and Tiffany Russell (academic demands) also decided not to return, leaving Flanderka with only two players with varsity experience. “I’ve been working on trying to get them to really push toward the goal (of making the playoffs),” she said. “(Having four automatic playoff berths) is good for us, because we’re going to fighting all the way for one of those three spots behind Calabasas.” No signs of panic: After losing only once in 47 contests, Campbell Hall of North Hollywood has suffered three consecutive setbacks. Coach Steve Kuechel isn’t worried about his team’s chances of reaching a fourth consecutive Div. III final. The Vikings (6-3), who entered the week as the top-ranked team in Div. III, lost 10-8 Monday to No. 2 Brentwood, doing so with No. 3 singles player Alison Wagner competing in doubles because she was sick. “Sure, I hate to lose, but our girls were very positive after,” Kuechel said. “Alison had a really bad flu, and she could barely move out there, but she showed me something. If I’m putting one of my top singles players in doubles, and they have their whole team, and we’re only losing 10-8, that tells me not a whole lot of teams (in our division) are going to be better than us.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com TOP 10 (Records through Wednesday) 1. Calabasas 7-0 2. Harvard-Westlake 2-2 3. Campbell Hall 6-3 4. Chaminade 6-1 5. Valencia 10-2 6. Thousand Oaks 5-2 7. Notre Dame 6-2 8. La Canada 8-2 9. Oak Park 7-1 10. Agoura 5-2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Runners vie at Mt. SAC

first_img Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta, ranked No. 4 by the Daily News, also will compete in the sweepstakes race. Monroe of North Hills’ Gabriel Guzman, the two-time defending City Section champion, and Camarillo’s Ted Price, who runs for a third straight Ventura County title next week, will race in the Saturday’s individual sweeps. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than 16,000 athletes will run in 91 races today and Saturday in the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational in Walnut, the country’s largest high school cross country meet. Royal High of Simi Valley, ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 3 in the nation, run in the Div. I/II boys’ sweepstakes Saturday morning. The Highlanders are a favorite despite the absence of injured Jason Pedersen. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Highland of Palmdale, ranked ninth by the Daily News, and Crescenta Valley, No. 18 in its division statewide, will compete in the Div. I/II girls’ team sweepstakes. Quartz Hill’s Brienna Morris and Saugus’ Shannon Murakami and Katie Dunn will race in the individual sweeps. La Reina of Thousand Oaks, Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and Oaks Christian of Westlake Village will run in today’s Div. IV girls’ sweepstakes. Notre Dame, Malibu and Oaks Christian will run in the Div. IV boys’ sweeps. Flintridge Prep of La Canada’ girls, ranked No. 1 in the state in Div. V, highlights the girls’ Div. V sweepstakes. Flintridge Prep, the No. 5 Div. V boys’ team in California, and Buckley of Sherman Oaks also will run in a sweepstakes event. – Sean Martin last_img read more