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first_imgBAFFERT HOLDS STRONG TWO-CARD HAND WITH COLISEUM & DESSMAN IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGSARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–When it comes to Derby hopefuls, two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert is American racing’s undisputed “Go-To-Guy.”  Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes will provide yet another window into the Baffert mystique, as he sends out a pair of talented 3-year-olds, Coliseum and Dessman, against three other sophomores at seven furlongs.COLISEUMOwner:  Godolphin, LLCTrainer:  Bob BaffertA rousing 6 ¾ length maiden winner going seven furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 17, this immensely talented son of Tapit, who earned a lofty 91 Beyer Speed figure, was instantly accorded “A-list” status and was thus off as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade III, one mile Sham Stakes here on Jan. 5.  Off a bit slowly, Coliseum, who is out of the Menifee mare Game Face, seemed out of sorts throughout and never threatened while finishing sixth, 4 ¼ lengths behind Jerry Hollendorfer’s Gunmetal Gray.  Undeterred, Baffert has worked Coliseum twice from the gate, five furlongs in 1:00.80 (24th of 140) on Jan. 20 and six furlongs in 1:12.20 (best of 11) on Jan. 30 as he cuts back in distance to a sprint.  Bred by his owner, Coliseum will be ridden for the first time by Mike Smith.DESSMANOwner:  Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al MaktoumTrainer:  Bob BaffertA $750,000 Fasig Tipton March 2-year-old in Training Sale graduate, this Florida-bred colt by Union Rags was a galloping 7 ½ length first out winner going six furlongs here on Jan. 19.  Off as the 4-5 favorite, he earned an 80 Beyer while catching a main track listed as good.  Out of the Trippi mare Frolic’s Appeal, he’s eligible to improve by many as Flavien Prat rides back.THE GRADE II SAN VICENTE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 – Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTSynthesis–Kent Desormeaux–120Coliseum–Mike Smith–120Dessman–Flavien Prat–120Sparky Ville–Joel Rosario–120Savagery–Heriberto Figueroa–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit  or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

NZR deny Tuivasa-Sheck move

first_imgRNZ understands the deal is in the works, with some senior Warriors are aware of the move, despite Tuivasa-Sheck not having told the team.However New Zealand Rugby says they haven’t entered formal discussions with Tuivasa-Sheck or his agent.Last October the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuivasa-Sheck was in talks with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), quoting his agent Bruce Sharrock. Sharrock then denied the claims, telling the New Zealand Herald at the time, “There will be no discussions entered into around Roger’s future for at least three months, at the earliest, and his immediate focus is to see what he can do with the Warriors in 2018.”Sharrock maintains that’s the case and says he hasn’t spoken to the Blues, while Australian media reports have linked the Warriors fullback and captain to the South Sydney Rabbitohs from next year.It’s expected the 24-year-old will sign with New Zealand Rugby and likely the Blues, with the back viewed as a possible long term addition to the All Blacks midfield, where they have less depth than they would like. He would also compete for the outside back spots.The Warriors captain is off contract at the end of the 2018.Tuivasa-Sheck has a background in union, captaining Otahuhu College’s first XV as well as the school’s league team, and played union for the New Zealand Secondary Schools in 2011 before being signed by the Sydney Roosters. Soon after joining the NRL club he expressed his desire to one day return to rugby and chase his All Blacks dream. He’s reiterated that stance several times since.However making the 2019 World Cup would seem a stretch, given he’d only have a season of Super Rugby to get up to All Blacks speed. No other player has risen so rapidly, not even Sonny Bill Williams, who played provincial rugby and the Northern Tour in 2010 before being included in the 2011 World Cup squad. Tuivasa-Sheck could potentially join a Mitre 10 Cup side after the NRL season finishes, especially if the Warriors fail to reach the finals, but it’s unclear if he’d be allowed to join a Mitre 10 Cup team midway through their campaign. Williams did something similar in his 2016 return to rugby from league, playing the final two games of Counties-Manukau’s season after the Roosters were eliminated from the NRL finals. He did this despite not being contracted to Counties until 2017.The All Blacks are also blessed for talent in the outside backs. Less so in the midfield, but that’s a much harder transition to make having been out of the game for so long.Blues fans would lick their lips at the prospect of Rieko Ioane and Tuivasa-Sheck lining up in the midfield or outside backs for the Super Rugby side. Wing Ioane, World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of the Year, is another who’s seen as a potential All Blacks midfielder.last_img read more

Only one Usain Bolt

first_imgLong-serving track and field administrator Michael Fennell believes that sprint legend Usain Bolt will go down in history as the greatest sprinter, declaring “there will be only one Usain Bolt”, ahead of the sprint megastar’s imminent departure from the sport. Thirty-year-old Bolt became the first athlete to win triple gold at three consecutive Olympic Games, capping off his Olympics career unbeaten in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently. Fennell, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president, is encouraging current and upcoming Jamaican athletes to also “focus on doing their thing, and making their mark”, in the sport. When pressed on whether Jamaica would ever be able to replace an athlete of Bolt’s global stature, Fennell said no. “It’s going to be difficult. There can only be one Usain Bolt. I don’t think we should talk about replacing him. I think we should talk about another individual who can do his own thing and have his own mark. There will only be one Usain Bolt,” Fennell told The Gleaner. He was speaking upon arrival from the Rio de Janeiro Games at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Wednesday. GLOBAL MARK MADE Meanwhile, Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) boss Dr Warren Blake said Bolt, who has signalled that he is going to retire soon, has left a big mark on the sport globally. “True it’s going to be very hard to replace a Usain Bolt because Usain brings more to track and field than just his speed. He brings his personality and the way he can whip the crowd into a frenzy, and everybody really comes out to see a Usain run,” outlined Blake. The JAAA president believes Bolt has proven to be more popular than other sporting greats before him like PelÈ. “What was really very noticeable in Rio was that on the days that Bolt was competing, the stadium was packed to capacity, and in some instances where he competed before the final event, as soon as he finished competing, a significant number of Brazilians got up and left because they just came out to see Usain,” Blake said.last_img read more

Porzingis scores 30, Knicks beat Nets for 1st win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Federer into Swiss Indoors semis; Del Potro to play Cilic Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? UP NEXTNets: Host Denver on Sunday.Knicks: Visit Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It was great. We had a great game and I think the fans liked it,” Ntilikina said.Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and nine rebounds, and Ntilikina finished with nine points as the Knicks became the last team in the league to get a win this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThey did it with a surprisingly strong defensive effort that shut down the NBA’s highest-scoring team, holding the Nets about 35 points below their average.New York blew it open with a 25-6 run in the third quarter that turned a three-point lead into a 72-50 cushion and coasted from there after three straight losses that followed a winless preseason. 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 New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives the lane against Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Frank Ntilikina and the New York Knicks both got on the board Friday night.The rookie guard scored his first NBA points, and the Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 for their first victory of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “It was important because obviously it was our first win, but I think the most important thing in all of these three losses, we stick together,” center Enes Kanter said. “We stick together in every practice, we practice really hard and then tonight it was all about defense and we did a great job.”D’Angelo Russell returned from a one-game absence with 15 points for the Nets, who looked nothing like the team that beat Eastern Conference champion Cleveland two nights earlier.They came in averaging 121.2 points and had reached 110 in each of their first five games, but shot just 40.5 percent from the field against their city rivals.“They were the more energetic team,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “They were the more physical team. They were denying us left and right. We couldn’t handle their pressure. We were lethargic and we paid for it.”Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek gave veteran Jarrett Jack his first start at point guard and he responded with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. Ntilikina, who has been injured for much of the time since former president Phil Jackson made him the No. 8 overall draft pick, then picked up the backup minutes and played well.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We’re not surprised because we see it every day in practice,” Hornacek said.Ntilikina, who missed the previous two games with a sprained left ankle after a scoreless NBA debut, made a long jumper with 49 seconds left in the third quarter. The French guard hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth and also had five assists.Russell got the first basket of the third quarter to cut New York’s lead to three, but the Knicks controlled the next seven minutes of play. Porzingis had a follow dunk and three-point play as he and Kanter combined for all the points in a 9-0 run. Soon after, a 12-2 spurt extended the lead to 72-50.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn missed its chance to even the all-time series, which the Knicks lead 95-93. … Russell was the only Nets starter in double figures.Knicks: Willy Hernangomez, an All-Rookie selection last season who had played just 15 minutes in the first three games — sitting out one entirely — got in during the first half and finished with four points. … It was the Knicks’ most lopsided victory since beating Phoenix 128-97 on March 9, 2016. Their largest win last season was 16 points.BACKBOARD BEATINGThe Knicks outrebounded the Nets 55-34, racking up a 31-6 edge in second-chance points. “They played harder than us. They killed us on second-chance points,” swingman Allen Crabbe said. “You’re just not giving yourself a chance.”BROOKLYN BUYERJoseph Tsai, the executive vice president of the Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company, has agreed to purchase a 49 percent stake of the Nets from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov , with the option to become controlling owner in four years, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Friday. Prokhorov, who bought the team in 2010 and oversaw its move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, will eventually become the minority owner, retaining 20 percent of the franchise after Tsai takes control in 2021. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chinese national killed during row at wharf

first_imgForty-two-year-old Chan Wen Wong of Lot 14 Seaforth Street, Campbellville Georgetown, a Chinese national and former cook of the Mei Tung Chinese Restaurant on Sherriff Street, Campbellville, was on Thursday evening stabbed to death during an altercation at the Meadow Bank Wharf in Greater Georgetown.The now dead man and the suspect, identified only as “Chokadhall”, were reportedly engaged into a heated argument which quickly escalated into an altercation. Fishermen in the area parted the combatants, and Chan Wen Wong had reportedly walked away from his adversary.But when he was some distance away, the suspect reportedly ran after Wong, whipped out a sharp object and dealt him one blow to his chest before making good his escape.The injured Wong reportedly fell to the ground, but was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.When Guyana Times visited Wong’s home, other tenants explained that he had worked at the Mei Tung Restaurant as a cook for quite some time, before later branching out into the fishing business. He and several other Chinese nationals had rented the house, but none was at home at the time.The other tenants described Wong as a peaceful and helpful individual.Wong, who had reportedly arrived in Guyana as a child, leaving his parents back in China, was known as the Guyanese-Chinese at the Meadow Bank wharf.Apart from buying and selling fish, he also went out to sea. Persons at the wharf were reluctant to speak about what had transpired, but the Police have said they are making every effort to apprehend the suspect.last_img read more

RCMP say they arrested Ludwig out of public safety

first_imgThe RCMP now say they arrested Wiebo Ludwig in the interest of public safety.Inspector Tim Shields says there was a significant risk to public safety, especially in the Dawson Creek area, where the bombings took place.Ludwig was released from jail early Saturday morning and at this point has not been charged with anything.- Advertisement -On Saturday the RCMP stated they had found new evidence during the search of the Trickle Creek property near Hythe. The RCMP obtained a search warrant from judges in both British Columbia and Alberta. The warrant authorizes them to search the property for up to 5 days.Meanwhile, Wiebo Ludwig says he was interrogated for 10 hours after being arrested. Ludwig says the RCMP found his DNA on threatening letters sent to the local media in Dawson Creek.According to Ludwig’s long time friend Richard Boonstra, the RCMP have been searching the Trickle Creek Ranch grounds for items like dynamite, computer parts, pens, papers, envelopes and recordings. Advertisement – For more on the initial police search, Click Here– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show. __– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields,  Click Here.– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.Advertisementcenter_img The RCMP still say the $1,000,000 reward being offered by EnCana has not been claimed and are encouraging anyone with additional information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473. last_img read more


first_imgSome of the world’s top bloggers are coming to Donegal.Ireland will be trending this weekend as Fáilte Ireland provides tailor-made tours of the country for up to a hundred travel and tourism bloggers from over 15 countries who are in Ireland ahead of the TBEX Europe 2013 conference, which takes place next week in the Burlington Hotel Dublin (October 3-4th).It is anticipated these bloggers will be a major boost to Ireland’s profile as a tourism destination – and they are coming to Donegal! While the delegates are here, they will be facilitated in fully experiencing all Donegal can offer by having the opportunity to go on a number of exciting press tours developed by Fáilte Ireland with lots of photo opportunities and great story ideas.The bloggers have an action packed itinerary on their Wild Atlantic Way North West trip (#WAWNorthwest).The travel bloggers will arrive in Donegal on Monday to get a windswept experience of Donegal’s coastline starting with a boat trip around the iconic Sliabh Liag cliffs.Following a light lunch they will then have a guided tour through the Slieve League Cliffs by minibus before heading to the Glencolumcille Folk Village and on to discover Irish culture at Oideas Gael Cultural Centre. Tuesday will see the group depart from Harveys Point for the Inishowen Peninsula and a guided tour of an Grianan of Aileach Ancient Stone Fort departing Burt and driving via Buncrana and Dunree Head through Mamore Gap on to Glenevin Waterfall, Doagh Famine Village to Banba’s Crown and finishing at Malin Head.Fáilte Ireland Head of Operations, Martina Bromley today emphasised “This is a great opportunity to create a major impression to tens of millions of online followers as the TBEX delegates explore Donegal while they are here and share their experiences with the world.“Coming, as it does, against the background of The Gathering, we will be conducting our largest social media marketing campaign and press trips imaginable – to ensure that, as hundreds of travel writers are generating tens of millions of impressions online, the best possible sounds, sights and sensations from around Donegal are transmitted.“TBEX is the kind of conference every destination wants to host; we will have a captive audience of hundreds of the world’s top tourism bloggers giving us the potential to make a massive digital footprint across social media channels.”TBEX, the Travel Bloggers Exchange, is the world’s largest conference and networking event for online travel journalists and travel industry companies, with previous conferences generating some millions of online impressions. This year’s conference will bring over 600 delegates from across the globe and is an excellent opportunity for the Irish tourism industry, trade and travel brands to promote Ireland and engage with the world’s most influential travel bloggers and leading digital content creators.You can follow some of their progress and gauge their impressions by following #TBEXWORLD’S TOP BLOGGERS HEADING TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 29th, 2013 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:bloggersdonegalTBEXlast_img read more


first_imgTHEY have brains to burn and time on their hands and as the old saying goes…time is money!A group of transition year students at Loreto Community School in Milford has set up their very own online sway shop, with the aim of enabling students to buy and sell various items online in safe and secure fashion.The Managing Director of Donegal’s latest business venture is just 15! Student Kate Haley told “We came up with the idea when we realised that we all had exam papers and revise wise books left over from the Junior Cert.“We didn’t know what to do with them. Then we thought about selling them online to other pupils in the school and came up with the idea of a website that enabled us to do so.”Now for €2 per posting, students have been selling everything on the site including games and toys.The site even has its own Finance Director to make sure all those two euro coins are carefully collected! Laura Peoples, told us: “I think everyone is really feeling the strain because of the recession and being able to make money from selling things you don’t want anymore really helps.“Students pay our company €2 and we set up their ad online using the information they’ve given us. It’s hassle free, easy to use and gives people a good way to make money. I think all the students in the school should use it!”With this group of young innovative entrepreneurs driving the company forward, the future looks bright for Loreto Swap Shop.See more at   BRAINS TO BURN, MONEY TO MAKE – TEENS SET UP ONLINE SWAP SHOP! was last modified: January 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Loreto Community School in Milfordlast_img read more


first_imgA Ballybofey woman has been charged with stealing almost €40,000 from her employer over a two year period.Letterkenny courthouse.Christine Griffin, who worked as a book-keeper with a local pharmacy, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The 47 year old woman is charged with a total of 31 offenses of theft over a two year period.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that he arrested Ms Griffin this morning at Newline Road but she made no reply when the charges were put to her.The court was told that Ms Griffin stole a total of €39,770.30 over a two year period at the pharmacy in Ballybofey.However, over the past year Ms Griffin, of Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey has paid back a total of €19, 110 of the stolen cash to the company.Inspector David Kelly said the Director of Public Prosecutions has agreed to dispose of the case on a plea of guilty.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked to have the case adjourned until December 17th which Judge Paul Kelly agreed to.DONEGAL WOMAN ‘STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM CHEMIST SHOP’ was last modified: October 21st, 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:BallybofeyChristine GriffincourtheftJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more

Discovery Upsets Geological Dating

first_imgFor a long time, geologists have used microscopic crystals called zircons as “time capsules” for dating rock strata.  The tiny crystals are so durable it was believed they were virtually impermeable.  Now, however, inclusions inside the zircons appear to be vastly different in age.  This could have drastic effects on how certain formations are dated. According to Science Magazine News, Earth’s time capsules “may be flawed.”  An Australian team took a look at about 7,000 zircons from the Jack Hills of western Australia, a conglomerate formation containing pebbles that have undergone heavy bouts of metamorphism.  The zircons were thought to be between 2.65 and 3.05 billion years old.  A few had inclusions, and some of the inclusions that were dated using radiometric means came out as young as 800 million years –    the assumed date of the surrounding metamorphic rock. This means that zircons are not as protected from outside influence as thought.  The scientists could find no way in for younger radioactive material to get inside some of the “young” inclusions – no hairline fractures, for instance.  If carried in by fluids, “the fluids may have traveled along defects in the zircon’s crystal structure caused by radioactive decay or along pathways that are either too small to see or oriented such that they’re invisible.” Reporter Sid Perkins described how this finding may “stir people up”: In recent years, some researchers have used analyses of zircons and their inclusions—and in particular, the temperatures and pressures they’ve been exposed to since their formation—to infer the presence of oceans or of modern-style plate tectonics on Earth more than 4 billion years ago, well before previously suspected, Rasmussen says. But based on the team’s new findings, which will be reported next month in Geology, those conclusions are suspect, he notes. Another geologist was even more worried.  “The results ‘suggest that analyses of zircon inclusions can’t be trusted much at all,’ adds Jonathan Patchett, an isotope geochemist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.”  Another geologist was not so pessimistic but warned that use of zircon dating information will have to be done more carefully from now on. How careful is careful enough?  The pathways into the zircons are invisible.  Geologists have had a habit of using the data they like for their preconceived timeline, and tossing out the anomalies.  Well, the RATE team at ICR found plenty of anomalies for them that date these rocks at thousands, not millions of years old (let alone billions).  It’s all published online; go look at it at  If the secular geologists weren’t so wedded to Darwin, they would have to take these anomalies seriously, even if they disagree with the world view of the creation scientists.  (Don’t imagine for a moment that there is such a thing as a scientist without a world view).(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more