ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Trainer John Sadler’s French-bred Talco, Tom Proctor’s streaking Avanzare and Blaine Wright’s well-traveled veteran Alert Bay head a solid field of nine three-year-olds and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita.Owned by Kosta and Pete Hronis of Hronis Racing LLC, Talco registered a solid win in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita June 13 and followed that with a late-charging second in the Grade II Del Mar Handicap in his last outing on Aug. 23rd.The 4-year-old chestnut colt by Pivotal’s last five races, three of them graded, have all been at a mile on the turf and he has yet to finish worse than second. Talco is 16-5-5-3 overall with $531,123 in earnings.Avanzare will attempt to win his third Grade II in a row on Sunday. Winning the Grade II turf mile Arcadia at Santa Anita on Jan. 31 from just off pace and the Del Mar Handicap on Aug 23rd from way back–he’s proven he can run phenomenally well whether close to the lead or sitting off of it.Owned by Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood, Avanzare will again have Gary Stevens in the saddle for his fourth consecutive start. He is 13-7-3-2 overall with $505,180 in earnings.Alert Bay returns once again to Santa Anita after running at three different tracks up and down the west coast since the last time he ran here on Jan. 24 in the Cal Cup Turf Classic, a race he won by a neck. A winner in his most recent outing, the Rolling Green Stakes at Golden Gate Fields going a 1 1/16 miles on the turf September 7, Avanzare will attempt to win his fourth graded stakes Sunday.Owned by Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd, he is 18-9-4-2 overall with earnings of $834,495.Trainer Richard Mandella’s Twentytwentyvision will be seeking his first graded stakes win in only his second graded attempt. A convincing second in the Grade I Eddie Read at Del Mar going 1 1/8 miles on the turf on July 18, Twentytwentyvision has never run worse than third in his eight lifetime starts and never worse than second in his last five consecutive tries on the grass.Owned and bred in Kentucky by Ellen and Peter O. Johnson, the bay gelding is 8-4-2-2- lifetime with $257,480 in earnings.The complete field for the Grade II City of Hope Mile, to be run as the eighth race on a nine race card Sunday with jockeys and weights in post position order: Poshsky, James Graham, 119; Hot Hot Heat, Tyler Baze, 124; Big Cazanova, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Silentio, Mike Smith, 119; Twentytwentyvision, Victor Espinoza, 119; Talco, Rafael Bejarano, 124; Avanzare, Gary Stevens, 124; Big Bane Theory, Joe Talamo, 121; Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 121. First post time Sunday is 1:00 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:00 a.m.–30–
January 20, 2020
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies’ hopes of using two spinners for the third Test match against Australia have been squashed after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was ruled out of the final game here starting today (last night Jamaica time).Captain Jason Holder announced that Bishoo had not fully recovered from a left shoulder injury and was not available for selection.The one specialist spinner left in the squad is left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played in the first match in Hobart and the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”We’re down to one spinner with the injury to Bishoo, so we just have to work with what we have. I’m sure Kraigg Brathwaite will come to the fore and bowl a bit more,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match.”I’ve seen they’ve gone with two spinners. We’ve been accustomed to spin-bowling in the Caribbean and, hopefully, our batsmen can get into that a lot better than we have in this series.”Heavy defeatsWest Indies have already lost the series following heavy defeats in the first two Tests. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before losing by 177 runs in the second Test in Melbourne last week.Holder said the team was buoyant following their improved outing in the second match, when they showed more resistance than in the three-day defeat in Hobart.”We showed some improvement with the bat in Melbourne and we will look to take that into this match here. From the start of the tour, many people say the odds are against us, but we have belief and we will put up a good showing,” Holder contended.
January 17, 2020
Kanuku Tours on Friday launched a Sport Fishing vessel where Minister of Telecommunications and Tourism Catherine Hughes indicated her excitement and appreciation, having been included in the inauguration.Representative of Kanuku Tours Danny Kruger identified himself as “a South African bush pilot” who fell in love with Guyana. At the launch he said the entity is committed to unlocking more of Guyana’s exquisite sceneries and pristine rainforests to foreign and local tourists.Kruger highlighted that this vessel would serve as an opportunity for tourists to see more of what Guyana has to offer and also allow affordable methods of relaxation. He said the 32ft modernised vessel ‘Tri Deve’, was the first deep-sea fishing charter of its kind that would sail in the coastlines of Guyana.It was explained that the average trip for the ‘Tri Deve’ would take 6-10 hours traveling up and down the coast of Guyana from the mouth of the majestic Essequibo River to the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.Kruger indicated that species that would be targeted during any fishing venture on this vessel would be snooks, tarpon, bull sharks, and others. He also highlighted that clients would be expected to follow the rules of ‘catch and release’ strictly “in order to preserve the species for future generations.”Additionally it was highlighted that during the Jubilee celebrations, Kanuku Tours will be offering two 3-day safaris called ‘Challenge Guyana’ which would allow persons to tour the jungle through the Kanuku Mountain Range.Meanwhile, Telecommunications and Tourism Minister Catherine Hughes offered congratulations to Kanukup Tours for following through on the promise they made in relation to this launch.“It is accredit to you that you were not put off by the several hurdles I know you may have encountered along the way.’’She highlighted that government is in the process of examining all of the procedures to ensure they are making things easier for new businesses, especially those locally, to be able to invest in Guyana.The minister described this event as ‘unique’ and ‘interesting’ saying “as you know, Guyana has committed to pushing Tourism as a new area of investment and a new key industry that we want to build our economy on.’’Minister Hughes indicated that through talk of promoting Tourism, they are constantly looking for new products, such as Kanuku Tours is offering to several tour operators.She highlighted that sport fishing was recognised as an ideal product to offer, due to the high demand for it in the Tourism market and was glad to hear that the ‘catch and release’ rules will be adhered to. She added that Government is working closely with NGOs to ensure that the required legislation is present to allow responsible use of Guyana’s fishes.
January 10, 2020
0Shares0000Young Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was a late mover in the window, joining Chelsea for a record £71 million © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 9 – After the transfer deadline for Premier League clubs to strengthen their squads for the upcoming season passed on Thursday, AFP Sport looks at who enjoyed the best and worst of the transfer window:– Winners – LiverpoolMissing piece? Alisson Becker is expected to help Liverpool provide a title challenge © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAIn their quest to end a 29-year wait to win the title, Liverpool weren’t just the biggest spenders, but got their business done early and improved the key areas of Jurgen Klopp’s squad that needed strengthening.Two calamitous errors from Loris Karius in losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in May made it clear an upgrade was needed in goal and 72.5 million euros ($84 million, £65.2 million) were splashed on Alisson Becker from Roma in a short-lived world-record fee for a goalkeeper.Fabinho and Naby Keita will add extra dynamism and depth to the midfield, while Xherdan Shaqiri offers better back-up to the prolific front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.Even more importantly, Salah and Firmino also signed extended contracts rather than being lured away as Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho have been in recent seasons.WolvesJoao Moutinho brings international experience to Wolves’ midfield © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPAWolves’ connections to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes were a source of complaint for their competitors as they romped to the Championship title last season.And the Midlands club appear to have higher ambitions than merely staying up after signing another two high-profile Mendes clients in Euro 2016 winners Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho.A club-record fee of £20 million was also splashed on powerful Spanish winger Adama Traore and versatile Belgian international Leander Dendoncker was snapped up from Anderlecht.FulhamSerious business: Jean Michael Seri was once a target for Barcelona but has joined Fulham © AFP / BERTRAND LANGLOISAnother promoted side Fulham have made a mockery of the suggestion it is harder for teams going up via the playoffs to get deals in place as the other 19 Premier League teams have a two-week head start in the market.Not only have Fulham seen off interest from Spurs in England under-21 international Ryan Sessegnon, but have spent over £70 million on some stellar signings.Jean Michael Seri was a transfer target for Barcelona just 12 months ago, but will now be lining up at Craven Cottage rather than the Camp Nou along with former Nice team-mate Maxime Le Marchand, German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and Alfie Mawson, who earned an England call-up earlier in the year.Fulham’s promotion was in large part thanks to Aleksandr Mitrovic’s 12 goals and his loan move from Newcastle was also made permanent for a reported £27 million.– Losers –The Premier LeagueThe decision to bring the transfer deadline forward to before the start of the season for the first time in England was designed to alleviate disruption.Last season Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk were among those to miss the start of the campaign due to transfer speculation.Yet, a shortened window allied to the tight turnaround from the final stages of the World Cup just four weeks ago, left English clubs in a rush against time to get deals done and facing inflated fees when buying from Europe’s other top leagues, where the window doesn’t close till later this month.NewcastleTrouble ahead? Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has concerns after another frugal window for the Magpies © AFP / Ian KINGTONAt a time of the season when all football fans dare to dream, there has again been little to set pulses racing in Newcastle as owner Mike Ashley refuses to join in the Premier League arms race, much to the chagrin of manager Rafael Benitez.Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies’ prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.Jose MourinhoMourinho has spent much of pre-season complaining about Manchester United’s lack of new signings © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKThe Manchester United manager consistently cried foul on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States about the state of his squad to try and provoke a reaction from the United hierarchy.Instead, Mourinho was left empty-handed from the final days of the window despite warning that the Red Devils face a difficult season by not delivering his targets in the transfer market.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
January 10, 2020
“I would like to apologise to all the Juventus fans for my wrong reaction during today’s game,” wrote Costa on Instagram.“I also apologise to my teammates, who are always by my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologise to everyone for that.“I want to make clear that this isolated conduct has nothing to do with what I’ve shown throughout my career.”Costa now faces an extended ban with coach Massimiliano Allegri annoyed with the forward for “rising to provocation”.“Maybe he was irritated at a foul before, but it doesn’t matter, because these things should absolutely not happen. The one thing we must avoid is rising to provocation,” said Allegri.Ronaldo flicked in the first goal from close range in the 50th minute amid a scramble in front of goal, to euphoria at the Allianz Stadium, and grabbed a second 15 minutes later following a counter-attack involving Costa and Germany midfielder Emre Can.Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar headed in a late goal for Sassuolo who fell to their first defeat of the season.Just after Costa was given a yellow card for locking horns with Di Francesco, the two bickering players came together again and Costa elbowed his rival and than spat at Di Francesco’s face.The incident was referred to VAR and Costa was sent off by the referee.Cristiano Ronaldo broke his scoring duck with a double for Juventus against Sassuolo. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLO“We could have scored a third goal, but instead we started to play as individuals, we tried to dribble past everyone, this wound up the opposition, who then reacted badly and then you get situations like Douglas Costa,” said Allegri.Allegri congratulated Ronaldo for breaking his duck before their trip to Spain to play Valencia in the Champions League next Wednesday.“You just had to see the first three games and how close Ronaldo went to scoring,” he said.“I think he rushed a couple of chances today –- it looked like he was absolutely desperate to score.“Football has a way of evening things out and that was the story of the first goal, with the ball bouncing off the post and sitting up for him. The second goal was brilliant. I’m happy for him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“Over the top reaction” – Brazilian Douglas Costa apologises for spitting at Federico Di Francesco. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Sep 16 – Juventus forward Douglas Costa has apologised after being sent off for spitting in the face of Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco in a 2-1 Serie A win in Turin on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus but the champions’ fourth win in as many games this season was overshadowed by Brazilian Costa’s late red card for spitting at Di Francesco — the 24-year-old son of Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
January 10, 2020
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the next Council meeting on Monday, City of Fort St. John Council will decide if they wish to remain in the planning process to replace the North Peace Leisure Pool and if they want to include additional amenities in the project.Currently, the Peace River Regional District estimates the cost of constructing a new pool to be around $60 million. Although, the cost could increase to $109 million if a number of amenities are added, such as an indoor soccer field.The 23,500 square foot Leisure Pool opened its doors in 1996 and is owned by the District and operated by the City. The pool is listed as one of the City’s most-used facilities, second to the Pomeroy Sport Centre.- Advertisement -Council is expected to make its decision on Monday.The full report can be found on the City’s website.
January 6, 2020
Nicola McGeady, spokesman for Coral, joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.She looks at who the favourites are to lift the Champions League as the final members of the last 16, which includes Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, were decided.While she also brings us the latest prices on the Europa League as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton battle for the trophy.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
December 30, 2019
1 Joe Cole Coventry have signed Joe Cole on a free transfer from Aston Villa. The former England international has penned a deal until the end of the season after being on loan at the Ricoh Arena since October. Cole, 34, won the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup three times with Chelsea and earned 56 caps for his country.The midfielder has made seven appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring once, and boss Tony Mowbray has praised his impact for the Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls.Mowbray told the club’s official site: “Since he joined the club, I’ve really enjoyed working with Joe and delighted to see him sign on for the rest of the season.“Our staff have worked hard with him to build up his fitness and physicality, and we’ve seen Joe really buy into what we’re trying to do here.“He’s great to have around the dressing room and the rest of the squad feed off his experience, and I’m sure it’ll have a positive impact on our younger players as well.“I only see his performances for the club getting better and he is a fantastic option to have from now until the end of the season.”Cole played 16 times for Villa after a switch from West Ham in 2014 following his second spell at Upton Park but had only made once appearance for them this season.
December 28, 2019
“There was a crime involved because she committed a traffic violation causing death,” Ackerman said. “She can be charged with manslaughter or (vehicular) homicide, depending on her driving record.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST HILLS – One person was killed Monday when the driver of an SUV crossed a double-yellow line to pass a slower vehicle, then collided head-on with an oncoming car, authorities said. The driver of the sport utility vehicle, whose name was not released by police, crossed the center line on westbound Roscoe Boulevard just past Jason Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Richard Ackerman said. Witnesses told police she was trying to pass another SUV. The woman’s Ford Explorer smashed into the oncoming car at about 50 mph, sending the Mercedes two-seater flying off the road, Ackerman said. “The Mercedes was knocked aside like a bug,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The crumpled Mercedes jumped the curb and knocked down a tree. The driver, a 50-year-old doctor, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified pending notification of relatives. The force of the collision sent the Explorer airborne. It traveled about 15 feet into the air, spinning 180 degrees, Ackerman said. The front axle snapped off, and the front of the SUV crumpled. The driver of a Honda slammed on her brakes when the Explorer passed and avoided becoming entangled in the collision, he said. Paramedics smelled alcohol on the breath of the Explorer’s driver, Ackerman said. She was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. Her blood-alcohol level was not available. Even if her blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit, she could be facing serious charges.
December 25, 2019
UPDATED: The Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign is calling for a massive show of defiance against the Household and Septic Tank Charges tomorrow when a protest march will take place in Letterkenny.The march will begin from the Tesco roundabout at 3pm and will proceed to the Market Square where a number of speakers will address the crowd.The demonstration takes place as The Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign welcomed the latest low payment figures for the Household Charge. At the close of business yesterday only 313,341 households have registered. Francis Mc Cafferty of the campaign steering committee said: “Despite all the threats and the stepping up of the government’s media campaign, nearly 1.5 million households still have not registered.“We are calling on the public in Donegal to come out in force and march in Letterkenny tomorrow to help us deliver a final a nail in the coffin to the hated Household tax.”Micheal Mc Giolla Easbuig of the campaign steering committee said “This demonstration gives people the chance to send a strong message to the government that we will not be bullied or intimidated into paying.The government are showing signs of increasing desperation when they look at the very low levels of payment of the Household Tax. With a little more than a week to go there are still more than 1.4 million households who have not registered.” “It is clear the government will wake up to a huge headache after March 31st when hundreds of thousands of people across the country have refused to foot the bill for the bondholders. Minister Hogan’s threats to ‘track down’ non-payers will be hollow in the face of determined opposition from the strong and united campaign all across the country.”Meanwhile Thomas Pringle TD has said he will join the demonstration and urged the public to do the same. “The weapon the government is relying on is fear and we can now see many people are no longer afraid. I hope that those who are opposed to the charges will come out in big numbers on Saturday and let their voices be heard.”Micheal Mc Giolla Easbuig said that the campaign had now built up an unstoppable momentum. “We are seeing many people who have not been involved in any form of protest before telling us they will come on the march. The momentum is now with the boycott campaign and we are confident that we are winning.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyHOUSEHOLD TAX: CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS IN MARCH CALL was last modified: March 23rd, 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:’MASSIVE SHOW OF DEFIANCE’ – CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS IN MARCH CALLHOUSEHOLD TAX: CAN’T PAY CAMPAIGNERS IN MARCH CALLtomas pringle td