ROYAL ASSAULT, installed a howling 1-5 favourite, justified the support with an all-the-way victory in yesterday’s restricted stakes over 1100 metres for native and imported three-year-olds at Caymanas Park.One of two winners for leading jockey Shane Ellis and trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, ROYAL ASSAULT disputed the early lead with 7-1 chance DWAYNE STAR before opening up from the half mile, holding on by three-quarter length from the fast-finishing WINGS OF HOPE (9-1), in the good time of 1:06.2.Owned by Preferred Racing, the chestnut colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Mayken ticked off his third from seven starts, all over 1100 metres.Ellis and Nunes had a second winner in 3-5 favourite GOLDEN BULLET, the 4-y-o colt coming through on the inside approaching the home turn to win the seventh race over 1500 metres by 7 1/2 lengths.Lead establishedWith closest rivals Robert Halledeen and Omar Walker failing to ride a winner on the card, Ellis (58 wins) extended his lead in the jockeys’ championship race to three over Halledeen and seven over Walker.Jevanne Erwin emulated Ellis with two winners – COURT CALL at 5-1 in the opening race and VESPERS at 4-1 in the closing race.The Dalton Sirjue-trained GARY GLITTER, ridden by Rayan Wilson for owner/trainer Gordon Lewis at odds of 7-2, romped the two-year-old race by six lengths in post-to-post fashion.
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caroline Wozniacki continued to cash in on her second chance, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova.After saving match points and coming back from 5-1 down in the third set of her second-round win, No. 2-ranked Wozniacki said she was “playing with the house money” and had nothing to lose.Wozniacki next plays Carla Suarez Navarro, who rallied from a set and 4-1 down to beat No. 32 Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-4, 8-6.The other quarterfinal will feature the winners of two tune-up events. Brisbane International champion Elina Svitolina beat Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0 in a match that started just before midnight.Fourth-seeded Svitolina next plays Hobart International winner Elise Mertens, who beat Petra Martic to reach the quarterfinals in her Australian Open debut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52 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 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — After snuffing out local hopes for yet another Australian Open, Grigor Dimitrov huddled with Nick Kyrgios at the net and the pair exchanged encouraging words.It was Kyrgios, having just lost 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the fourth round in a typically tempestuous performance, who left No. 3-ranked Dimitrov with this message: “Believe.”ADVERTISEMENT Dimitrov has never won a major, coming closest here last year before losing a semifinal to Rafael Nadal in five sets, but is enhancing his credentials as a next generation champion.Nadal secured his spot in a 10th Australian Open quarterfinal earlier Sunday on Rod Laver Arena, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 3 hours and 51 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 16-time major winner draped an arm around his Argentine friend and patted him on top of the head. If he needed a fitness test in the first week in his comeback from an injured right knee, he got it.“A great battle … he’s a good friend of mine,” Nadal said. “This is the first big match that I played in 2018. That’s confidence for myself … confidence I can resist for four hours on court at a good intensity.” View comments Nadal lifted to win the third, but Schwartzman didn’t relent.The second game of the fourth set lasted almost 13 minutes, with Nadal finally holding after saving five break points.He broke again in the next game to regain control.“It was a good test for me. It was a lot of hours on court. Moments under pressure,” Nadal said.Britain’s Kyle Edmund reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 afternoon win over Andreas Seppi and could relax and watch the night-time entertainment featuring Dimitrov and Kyrgios. They all played two weeks ago in Brisbane, where Edmund lost to Dimitrov, who lost to eventual champion Kyrgios.Both Dimitrov and Kyrgios got tense at key times in the night match. Dimitrov was broken while serving for the match. Kyrgios was called for a foot fault, double-faulted on a set point and smashed an easy overhead into the net on a break point after dominating the rally. He had 36 aces, and some second serves recorded at faster than 202 kph (125 mph).“Only a couple points in it, you know. It wasn’t like I got demolished out there,” said Kyrgios, who missed the chance to end the drought for local men that dates back to the 1976 Australian Open. “I had a lot of chances to win the match and I just came up short.”He tipped his mate Dimitrov to go far.“He hasn’t even found his best form yet and he’s still getting through all those matches, which is pretty frightening,” Kyrgios said. “Once he finds his feet and he has more confidence, he’s got a real chance at winning it.”Dimitrov thanked him for the support, and said he’s growing more confident in his game. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nadal will next play 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who collected his 100th Grand Slam match win with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (3) victory over No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta.“I had the 300th win of my career at the U.S. Open in 2014, so this is also beautiful one,” Cilic said of his latest major milestone. “I hope I’m going to continue and gather three more here.”Nadal lost last year’s Australian Open final to Roger Federer, but went on to regain the No. 1 ranking and win the French and U.S. Open titles before bringing his season to a premature end because of an injured right knee.Despite not playing any competitive matches in his Aussie Open preparation, Nadal advanced through three rounds without dropping a set.That streak finished when Schwartzman took the second set, rebounding three times after dropping serve to break back and win the tiebreaker.ADVERTISEMENT
The decision by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to order the closure of schools that were reportedly involved in the recent demonstrations does not augur well for the country’s peace and security; and this is worrisome, the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) has said.INCHR Acting Commissioner Bartholomew Colley said the closure of the schools by the Ministry of Education (MOE) upon the directive of the President is a violation of the students’ fundamental rights to education.An outraged President Sirleaf, upon her arrival from the United States on September 28, mandated the MOE to close with immediate effect schools that carried out strike actions when some of their teachers previously went on strike demanding the resignation of the Minister of Education, George K. Werner. The President also called for the dismissal of teachers that were involved in the strike action and promised to deal with students who were part of the demonstration. This happened after protesting students in Unification Town (Smell-No-Taste) near the Roberts International Airport (RIA) blocked the airport-Monrovia highway, demanding the return of their teachers to classes.This was preceded by another strike in Kakata, Margibi County, when the aggrieved students blocked normal commercial activities and the free-flow of traffic by taking to the streets in solidarity with their teachers, who were demanding the resignations of the Minister ofEducation and the Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), George Werner and Adolphus Benjamin Jacob,s respectively.The students’ actions, however, turned violent, resulting in the ransacking of several public buildings in Kakata. They also reportedly vandalized several government facilities in other parts of Margibi County. The students also blocked the main RIA highway for hours, causing passengers to endure unnecessary delays, with some missing their flights. President Sirleaf said the students’ action resulted in losses to the government, private citizens, companies and organizations, especially airlines; and as such, the students would have to bear the consequences. Some of the schools involved in the demonstration were Lango Lappaye High School, E. J. Yancy, the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) Demonstration School (all in Kakata); as well as the Harbel Multilateral and R. S. Caulfield High School in Smell-No-Taste.In a statement on Monday, Mr. Colley said the INCHR was troubled by the continuous standoff between the government and the National Teacher’s Association of Liberia (NTAL), which has inadvertently kept some students in Margibi County out of classrooms, while their colleagues are pursuing their academic sojourns.Mr. Colley meanwhile frowned on “the naked display of power associated with intolerance” towards the education of the children; an action which, he said, is not only an abuse of the students’ fundamental rights to education, “but a clear denial that is also tantamount to brewing a new generation that would be uneducated.”“The INCHR once again takes this time to remind all powers in this conflict to exercise restraint in dealing with the issues and situations for the sake of our children and nation,” Mr. Colley said, adding, “We need to go back to the drawing board and chart a new course for progress. It is never too late for the leaders on both sides to come and reason together. By working together, we will help improve our educational system from its current status to what we all want it to be.”The MOE authorities recently dismissed ten teachers in Margibi County, among them Newton Coleman, vice principal of E.J. Yancy High School in Kakata, who is also the president of the NTAL Margibi County Branch; and Mrs. Berbage Mottee, Principal of the Harbel Multilateral High School in the same county.The teachers were dismissed for their roles in the strike actions, which instigated a violent protest by students of the Lango Lippaye High School, E.J. Yancy and the Harbel Multilateral High Schools in Margibi County, during which several properties were destroyed in Kakata.But Mr. Colley said the INCHR has commissioned an in-depth investigation of the “unfortunate event,” and that the findings will help the Commission to take an official position and proffer recommendations on the situation.Mr. Colley meanwhile called on both the MOE and the NTAL to desist from further actions that will cost Liberians a peaceful and smooth transition in 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The National Energy Board (NEB) is making $175,000 available to allow interested parties to become involved in the regulatory process for the proposed Vantage Pipeline Project.The money is being made available under the Participant Funding Program to assist landowners, Aboriginal groups and incorporated non-industry not-for profit organizations to participate in the regulatory process. This will help interested parties be able review and comment on a project application by Vantage Pipeline Inc. to be submitted in relation to the pipeline.- Advertisement -An independent funding review committee will examine all applications and make recommendations on the allocation of funds. Once approved for funding, an individual or group would then have to apply to be an intervenor.Those interested should visit the NEB’s website at www.neb-one.gc.ca. The deadline to submit a funding application is Dec. 17.If the project is approved, construction is set to commence in 2012.
Southampton’s Jack Stephens was sent off in stoppage time for a clash with Gunners substitute Jack Wilshere — who should also have been dismissed according to Southampton manager Mark Hughes.Arsenal did finish with 10 men when Mohamed Elneny saw red for a hand in the face of Cedric Soares, but Wenger believed the game should be remembered most for Welbeck’s first Premier League goals since September last year.Welbeck, whose Arsenal career has been dogged by injury problems, shrugged off missing a glorious chance seconds before he headed home the winner nine minutes from time.“I’m pleased for him because he has been through difficult times,” Wenger said. “I have seen him behave (well) when it was really tough so he deserves everything he gets.“He had every reason to feel sorry for himself, to think the mountain was too big to climb, because it was the right knee, then the left knee and a year out every time.“People were questioning whether he would come back and I believe what he has done is exceptional.”Welbeck will be hoping a late-season revival increases his chances of making England’s World Cup squad.“I’m happy with the assist and glad to get the goals,” he said. “I know when I get the opportunities in front of goal I will put them away — apart from the one I put over!“I thought I would get another opportunity to get a winner and I kept focused on that. The World Cup will take care of itself — I don’t pick the team.”The game ended petulantly when Stephens threw Wilshere to the ground after the Arsenal substitute had ripped his shirt.Elneny then saw red for a hand in Cedric Soares’ face straight after, but Hughes was convinced referee Andre Marriner should also have dismissed Wilshere.“I saw a definite movement with his knee towards Jack (Stephens),” said Hughes. “The referee should have seen that and sent both off.“Elneny has raised a hand to Cedric’s face — that’s a sending off clearly. So maybe there should have been three.”Southampton remain three points adrift of safety but this was a much better performance than Hughes’ first Premier League game in charge — a 3-0 defeat at West Ham.Shane Long took advantage of a comical mix-up between Petr Cech and Shkodran Mustafi to put the visitors in front early on.And they were well worth their equaliser when Charlie Austin came off the bench to level at 2-2 17 minutes from time before Welbeck’s late winner.“It was a good performance and a marked contrast to West Ham,” added Hughes. “The only criticism is that when you get back on level terms you need to have the clarity of thought to make sure you take something out of the game.“It was clearly encouraging in terms of what we need to do to get out of this situation. Clearly we have got talented players, you saw that today.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Welbeck scored his first league goals since September. © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 8 – Arsene Wenger hailed Danny Welbeck’s return to form as his double inspired Arsenal to a bad-tempered 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.England World Cup hopeful Welbeck also made Arsenal’s other goal for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as the Gunners fought off a spirited challenge from the Saints, who remain in the Premier League relegation zone.
6. Leicester: 71 points from 35 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Leicester have 63 points from 30 games. The Foxes are remarkably and brilliantly on course to win the title, and their relative lack of cup action hasn’t hurt that fact. 20 2. Tottenham: 82 points from 44 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Tottenham have 58 points from 30 games. The Lilywhites are Leicester’s closest challengers in the top flight, but have played nine more cup ties than the Foxes, even before they host Dortmund in a Europa League last 16 second leg. 20 20 20 20 13. Watford: 49 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Watford have 37 points from 29 games. The Hornets have reached the FA Cup semi-finals. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Leicester City are flying high, five points clear in the Premier League and hot favourites to take the title.The Foxes have eight games remaining this season, all of them in the league, having been knocked out of the domestic cups early.Meanwhile, their title rivals Tottenham have already faced nine Europa League matches, with at least one more to come against the might of Borussia Dortmund.Leicester have played 35 matches in all competitions to date, compared to Tottenham’s tally of 44, while Liverpool have featured in 47 games.All of which got us thinking, if three points for a win (and one for a draw) were awarded for all games, how would the Premier League’s clubs rank?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out.*All statistics correct up to and including 14 March 2016. For cup matches that went to penalties, the result is taken from the end of extra-time, not after spot-kicks. 20 12. Crystal Palace: 51 points from 36 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Palace have 33 points from 29 games. The Eagles will face Watford in the FA Cup semis. 20 4. Liverpool: 77 points from 47 games in all competitions (goal difference +19) – In the Premier League Liverpool have 44 points from 28 games. No Premier League club has played more games than the Reds so far this season. 20 20 8. Chelsea: 66 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Chelsea have 40 points from 29 games. The Blues have played 14 ties in domestic cup competitions and the Champions League, but have been knocked out of each cup. 9. Everton: 63 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Everton have 38 points from 28 games. The Toffees reached the League Cup semi-finals and will contest an FA Cup semi, too. 20 20 20. Aston Villa have played 36 games in all competitions – if three points for a win were awarded for EVERY game* they have played in all comps, the Villans would have 26 points, placing them 20th in our all comps ranking – to find out where your club ranks, click the arrow above, right – In the Premier League Villa have 16 points from 30 games, and in cup competitions they have won three matches this season, drawing one, from six contested. Awarding three points for a win, that would give Villa 26 points from 36 games – the worst all competitions record of all Premier League clubs this season, but putting them much closer to the 19th placed team than they currently are in the league. 3. Man United: 77 points from 46 games in all competitions (goal difference +27) – In the Premier League Man United have 47 points from 29 games. They could yet reach the FA Cup last four, with a replay to come against West Ham. 17. Norwich: 32 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Norwich have 25 points from 30 games. The Canaries have also featured in four cup matches. 7. West Ham: 70 points from 41 games in all competitions – In the Premier League West Ham have 49 points from 29 games. The Hammers will replay against Man United for the right to face Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals. 1. Man City: 85 points from 45 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Man City have 51 points from 29 games. With the League Cup in the bag, City are aiming to reach the Champions League latter stages for the first time. 5. Arsenal: 74 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Arsenal have 52 points from 29 games. The Gunners have played 14 cup ties to date, with a 15th to come away to Barcelona. 18. Sunderland: 28 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Sunderland have 25 points from 29 games. Like Newcastle, Sunderland have played just three cup games this season. 10. Stoke: 58 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Stoke have 43 points from 30 games. The Potters reached the League Cup last four. 15. West Brom: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-10 goal difference) – In the Premier League West Brom have 39 points from 29 games. The Baggies have contested seven cup matches, winning just two. 14. Bournemouth: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-6 goal difference) – In the Premier League Bournemouth have 38 points from 30 games. The Cherries’ cup record includes three wins from six ties. 16. Swansea: 36 points from 33 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Swansea have 33 points from 30 games. The Swans have played just three cup matches this campaign. 11. Southampton: 57 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Southampton have 44 points from 30 games. Saints began their season with a 3-0 Europa League win over Vitesse Arnhem on 30 July 2015. 20 19. Newcastle: 27 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Newcastle have 24 points from 29 games. The Magpies have featured in just three cup games this season, winning just one, at home to Northampton last August.
So our celebrity has been revealed. Pippa O’Connor welcome to the club. I hope everyone in the community will get out and get behind the lads in their push to help Pippa defeat her husband Brian Ormond in the first match on July 29th. Pippa arrived to great fanfare on Sunday and we would like to thank everyone for coming along and making it a very special day for the club.Our seniors were defeated by Glenfin on Friday evening last. Check the fixtures section for a game this week as none have been released yet.Well done to David Walsh and the county team on defeating Tyrone on Saturday evening. Best of luck in the Ulster Final. There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. It now stands at €11,750. Winners of €25 were; Emie McNulty, Daithi and Oghean Meehan, Michael Doherty and Paul Cleary. Next weeks draw takes place in O’Carolans Bar, Laghey.GAA NEWS: NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES
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ARCATA >> Fireworks were going off at the Arcata Ball Park win or lose Friday night.The Humboldt Crabs just decided to get things going a couple of hours before the regularly scheduled activities were set to go off.On the back of home runs by Ryan Reynolds and James Outman, the Crabs offense got back to doing what it does best — hit the ball all over the yard. And with the two-run shots by Reynolds and Outman, Humboldt set a new single-season home run record in a 9-4 win over the Rally …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmer optimism for the state of agriculture, their current business health and their outlook on the future continues to climb, according to the results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. In fact, farmers indicate they are more confident than ever, pushing the index to 164.8, exactly 30 points higher than the most recent index in spring of 2018.When asked, farmers rated their present situation at 172.4, up 68 points from spring of 2018 and 100 points above what they felt about conditions one year ago. In comparison, farmers in the recent index rated their optimism for the future at 161.1, which is 11 points below their optimistic rating for the current situation, but still significantly positive.“These results are not just record-setting, but they are also extremely surprising,” said Greg Horstmeier, DTN editor-in-chief. “What’s more is that we found consistency across all regions and types of farmers studied in the survey, whether Midwest, Southeast, or Southwest, and whether crop grower or livestock producer.”AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Horstmeier about the latest Ag Confidence Index Audio Playerhttp://ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DTN-Greg-Horstmeier-Confidence-Index-09.28.18.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.DTN/The Progressive Farmer also surveys agribusinesses and developed a separate index for their rating of the current and future situation. In that survey, the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agribusiness Confidence Index also indicated an improvement over the last 12 months in the present situation, but much less dramatic of an increase. The overall Agribusiness Confidence Index is 95.6, which is down 15.4 points from spring of 2018 and down 11 points from a year ago. Agribusinesses are positive about their current situation, rating it at 110, up 15.8 points from a year ago.“Overall, agribusinesses sharply disagree with what farmers are saying,” Horstmeier said. “We believe this is due to the overall farm economy; farmers have slowed their spending with agribusinesses over the past four years and those businesses are feeling the pinch.“When you boil this down to what it means for agriculture in America, there are trends that farmers have adapted to the current farm economy and are positive about their present and future conditions. Conversely, we are starting to see rural agribusinesses that support America’s farmers begin to struggle and may be a leading indicator of where agriculture is heading over the next few years,” Horstmeier said.