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Dreamliner wins SVL Cash Pot Trophy in Zugulu’s absence

first_imgRace number one of the Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Triple Crown Series, the $3-million Cash Pot ‘Only one For Me’ Trophy, turned out to be an anti-climax, as the howling 4-5 favourite, ZUGULU, flipped over in the starting gate and was declared a late non-starter, this paving the way for DREAMLINER to take top honours.The late withdrawal of the unbeaten ZUGULU was a bitter pill to swallow for leading jockey Shane Ellis, who was a distraught man following the turn of events. Still, he gained some compensation in the very next race, booting home 5-1 chance PERFECT FLYER in fine style.”The good thing about Zugulu is that he did not sustain serious injury from the fall and will live to fight another day,” said the jockey, who turned 42 on Saturday.Despite the absence of the Richard Azan-trained ZUGULU, the race was keenly contested by a field of nine, especially by the trio of horses from the stables of 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, namely, DREAMLINER at 4-1 with Richard ‘Bya’ Mitchell aboard, VISION at 3-1 with top apprentice Linton Steadman astride and FUTURE KING, also at 3-1, under stable-jockey Robert Halledeen.A noted front runner, DREAMLINER was held off the early pace on this occasion as VISION led under pressure from FEDORA (33-1) and BUBBLING KITTEN (8-1).VISION was still marginally in front approaching the distance, but his lead was being whittled down by NUCLEAR AFFAIR (7-1) on the outside, with former champion Omar Walker and DREAMLINER closing up strongly on the rails under a torrid left-hand stick from Mitchell. In the end, DREAMLINER surged through in the closing stages to beat the Gary Subratie-trained NUCLEAR AFFAIR by 1 1/4 length with another neck to FUTURE KING in third.Owned by Von White and bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited, DREAMLINER was notching his third win from only four starts. But according to DaCosta, the plan was to use different tactics with lots of speed present in the race:”I instructed the jockey to ride him from off the pace… . The horse had trained different for this particular race, and although my other two horses were both expected to figure seriously, Mitchell rode a peach of a race, and this paid dividends,” said DaCosta, who also posted PERFECT NEIGHBOUR to win Saturday’s Gold Cup feature. DREAMLINER is a bay colt by Porto Santo out of Golden Olympio.DaCosta posted a second winner in 2-1 chance DINNER BY SEVEN, with Linton Steadman aboard in the seventh race over 1100 metres, while DI COBRE, at 27-1, romped the second race for the round five Norman Manley Memorial Cup for $250,000 – $210,000 claimers, giving new apprentice Dane Dawkins the first win of his career.The Harry Parsard-trained KIMMY’S CHOICE, a chance ride for O’Neil Mullings, also posted another upset win in the third race for two-year-olds, winning at odds of 25-1.last_img read more

Former Test opener eyes career in baseball

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC):Enigmatic former West Indies opener Kieran Powell looks set to turn his back on cricket, if his foray into the world of baseball is successful.The 25-year-old is currently in Florida ahead of a trial at the IMG Academy on January 13, as he seeks to land a contract with a Major League Baseball team, media reports have said.”An opportunity came about after a few discrepancies with the West Indies Cricket Board. I decided to take some time off from cricket and some footage of me playing cricket was seen by the LA Dodgers,” Powell said.”I’ve had some training out here in the US for a few months.”Powell was one of the brightest sparks in West Indies cricket before he bizarrely walked away from the game a year and a half ago.He played in the first match of the three-Test series against touring New Zealand last year June but subsequently bowed out of action and never returned.The Nevisian has also not played for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in any format of the West Indies domestic championship.Powell, who has played 21 Tests and 28 one-day internationals, said he was looking forward to his new career.”[Baseball is] really fun, it’s an interesting game, I’ve loved every minute of it so far, and I hope to continue doing it for the rest of my career,” he said.”It’s a unique opportunity, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. This is what dreams are made of as I said earlier. I’m just so excited about it, like everyone’s so excited about it.”While Powell has a modest average of 27 in Tests, he was good enough to score a hundred in both innings of a Test against Bangladesh three years ago.last_img read more

NPSS Grizzlies Junior Boys Basketball wins silver at Tumbler Ridge

first_img“It was a good learning experience for the team, everybody understood what their role and is. Nobody in the team believed the game was over until the final buzzer went. The players demonstrated a ‘never say die’ attitude,” said coach Eugene Concepcion. Athlete of the Week: Temmy Olajide (Gr.10, Jr Boys Basketball)During the championship game against Dawson Creek, Temy led the charge in scoring and steals with 19 points and 6 steals. He brought high intensity and energy in defense, leading to the biggest comeback in this team’s history! The championship game started very slow for the Grizzlies, who found themselves down 46-19 at halftime. The Grizzlies mounted a ferocious comeback, beginning in the seven-minute mark of the third quarter with tight defense. Led by Temmy Olajide, the Grizzlies shut down the Dawson team and kept them to only 4 points in the quarter. The Grizzlies finished the third quarter only 5 points down. After losing captain Cy Bellamy to injury towards the end of the third, the team rallied behind Arjenson Zarate, Temmy Olajide, Devon Lee and Macklin Hollman. It was a battle to the last second with every possession contested, but the Dawson team emerged victorious by a finalscore of 69-64. – Advertisement -Up Next: The junior girls will be in Prince George this weekend, December 13 and 14, for their first tournament of the season. The wrestling team will be in Grande Prairie on Saturday. Good luck Grizzlies! FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The junior boys had their second test of the season this weekend in Tumbler Ridge. The Grizzlies started the tournament strong, with a 95-28 win over the Tumbler Ridge Kodiaks and 104-23 win over the Dawson Creek Grade 9s. This put them in the championship showdown against their rivals, the Dawson Creek Grade 10s.last_img read more

Students show their science know-how

first_img Whittier’s Pioneer High School, which racked up one win and four losses, and South Hills High School of West Covina, which won three times and lost twice, failed to make the finals. Still, said South Hills’ Bryan Yang, “It was really fun – but kind of hard.” “We didn’t study hard enough,” he added, smiling as he vowed to study more for next year’s tournament. The Pioneer students also were enthusiastic. “We did better than we’ve ever done,” said Marlene Acevedo, who was competing in her second Science Bowl. “It was a fun experience, I can’t wait to do it next year,” said her teammate, Alicia Sabanero. Santa Monica High, the team which has won the last four years, did not relent – defeating Troy High of Fullerton to take home the trophy. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – If you dropped a rock while standing on Mount Everest, in New York City or at the North Pole, where would it fall the fastest? What is the 101st term in the arithmetic sequence whose first three terms are 5, 11, 17? Answer these questions correctly – and quickly – and you might have had a chance against the high school brainiacs in the annual Science Bowl competition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Saturday. At stake was the title of regional champ and a coveted spot in the national Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S motorists have been urged to shop around for petrol and diesel after a survey found as much as a 10 cent difference locally between some garages for the price of a litre of fuel.With many garages around the county now topping the €1.50 a litre mark, motorists are feeling the pinch more than ever.Some are continuing to hike up the prices while others are trying to keep the prices as low as they can despite Government tax hikes. One of the cheapest places in the county and indeed the country for fuel is still Tinney’s Fuel Depot at Bonagee outside Letterkenny where a litre of diesel is still around €1.42.However other stations across the county are steadily putting the prices up and claim they have no choice because of rising costs including that at which they are buying the fuel from suppliers.However Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association urged Donegal drivers to vote with their feet and to go to where the fuel is cheapest to fill up.“Donegal is a very large county and people drive long distances to work including across the border into Northern Ireland. “If people are doing a lot of mileage then they will need to shop around so they can save themselves some serious money.“The price of petrol and diesel is at an all-time high and it could go up even further.“If people continue to buy off the more expensive garages then there will be no sense in them dropping their prices to compete.“Motorists can’t bring the price of petrol down but we can make sure that garages see they must be competitive,” he said.For a full list of the latest prices for petrol and diesel at Donegal’s garages see EndsMOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND FOR PETROL AS 10C PRICE DIFFERENCE REVEALED was last modified: March 9th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Super Computer reveals most likely final places in the 2016/17 Premier League

first_img 20 9. Southampton are predicted to have a close battle with West Brom for eighth, but are just calculated to finish below the Baggies – The club have a 26 per cent chance of remaining in ninth and a 15 per cent chance of falling to tenth. 20. Sunderland are going down and have a 99 per cent chance of finishing bottom of the league – click right to see where your club places – Scroll through the gallery to see clubs to see where clubs have been predicted most likely to finish (and scroll down for a full explanation) 20 19. Middlesbrough have a 98 per cent chance of finishing in 19th place 1. Chelsea have a 95 per cent chance of winning the Premier League 18. Swansea’s most likely final position is third from bottom (there is a 56 per cent chance the Swans will finish in the final relegation spot) – However, there is a 39 per cent chance they will reach 17th spot. 20 20 10. Bournemouth have a 27 per cent chance of remaining in tenth spot – The FT calculate there is a 20 per cent chance of claiming ninth place. There is an 18 per cent of them dropping to 11th, but nine per cent of climbing to eighth. 15. West Ham have a 21 per cent chance of finishing 16th – The Hammers have also been calculated to have a four per cent chance of going as high as 10th and a 16 per cent chance of finishing 13th and 14th, plus a 15 per cent of finishing 15th. 2. Tottenham have been given a five per cent chance of winning the league – That means there is a 95 per cent chance they will remain in second place. 20 5. Man United have a 56 per cent chance of remaining in fifth place – The club also have a 30 per cent chance of dropping to sixth, but also have been calculated as having a 10 per cent chance of getting fourth spot. 20 14. Burnley could easily finish anywhere from 11th to 16th, but the computer placed them 14th – They have a 16 per cent chance of finishing 13th and a 14 per cent chance of climbing to 12th, with a six per cent chance of reaching 10th. 20 3. Liverpool have a 51 per cent chance of staying in third place – The Reds also have a 42 per cent chance of ending the season in fourth place. 20 16. Crystal Palace have a 21 per cent chance of staying in 16th place – There is also a 21 per cent chance of them finishing 14th and 15th, while they have a four per cent chance of reaching 11th. 11. There is a 21 per cent chance of Leicester finishing 11th – Last season’s champions also have a 17 per cent chance of finishing tenth as well as 12th. There is a two per cent chance of them going as high as eighth. 4. Man City have a 44 per cent chance of holding on to fourth place – With just a nine per cent chance of falling to fifth. Third place is more likely than dropping out of the top four. 20 20 20 7. There is a 90 per cent chance of Everton staying in seventh place – The club are currently seventh and are two points behind Arsenal. 8. There is a 38 per cent chance of West Brom remaining in eighth place – The club have also been calculated as having a 35 per cent of finishing ninth and a 17 per cent of chance of finishing tenth. 20 20 20 20 13. Watford have a 16 per cent chance of finishing 13th – The Hornets have been calculated as having a 15 per cent chance of ending up in 16th place, with 14 per cent for 12th and 11 per cent for 11th place. There is a six per cent chance of reaching 10th. Chelsea may yet lose their position at the top of the Premier League table, although there is a very small chance of this happening, according to a prediction by the Financial Times.Here’s how the numbers have been crunched in their Super Computer: ‘The FT’s model simulates the outcome of every remaining fixture, repeating the season 50,000 times to calculate the likelihood of each team finishing in a given position. Results are modelled based on teams’ underlying performance data.’Scroll through the gallery to see clubs (arranged in current league positions) to see their chances of finishing in each league position.Data comes from, Transfermarkt and FT analysis. Correct as of 1 May, 2017. 20 6. Arsenal have a 59 per cent chance of remaining in sixth place – The Gunners have a 28 per cent chance of managing a fifth place finish, but there is a nine per cent chance of them dropping to seventh. Fourth place is only four per cent likely. 20 20 20 17. Hull have a 47 per cent chance of Premier League survival and are most likely to finish 17th – There is also a 42 per cent chance Hull will be relegated and a seven per cent chance they will finish in 16th place. 12. Stoke have been calculated to have a 17 per cent chance of finishing in either 12th or 13th place – The Potters also have a 16 per cent chance of dropping to 14th and 15th. In addition, Stoke have a 12 per cent chance of reaching 11th and a four per cent chance of reaching ninth. 20last_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has expressed his anger at the Government’s decision to change the assessment criteria for third level grants for farming families.The Donegal North East TD was commenting after the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn confirmed in writing to the ICMSA that from 2013, farm assets will be included in the means-testing for third level grants.Deputy McConalogue has described it as yet another example of the Education Minister’s anti-rural agenda. “This just pushes third level education further out of the reach of so many families in rural communities in Donegal and across the country,” according to Deputy McConalogue.“Minister Quinn has signalled these grant changes since coming into power.  In an interview with the Farmers Journal in March last, he accused farming families and the self-employed of manipulating their income to secure education grants:“I am reforming the way in which the student grants is going to operate … Up until now there has been a bias towards the self-employed and the agricultural community who were able to quite frankly manipulate their income in a manner in which they could, or their children could, avail of grants” – Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, Newstalk Breakfast, 31 March 2011Deputy McConalogue continued: “Minister Quinn’s attitude towards this has been, quite frankly, insulting. It is just more evidence of the worrying pattern that has developed with this Government’s education policies. Small rural schools and disadvantaged schools in rural areas have been targeted for significant cuts to teacher numbers from September.  Now the Education Minister has confirmed that he is also targeting farming families for significant education grant cuts from 2013.” Deputy McConalogue has pledged his full support for the ICMSA campaign against these “unfair” grant cuts.“I intend to oppose these cuts at every turn. Rural communities will not stand for these discriminatory policies.” DONEGAL FARMING FAMILIES HIT IN RULE CHANGE FOR THIRD LEVEL GRANTS was last modified: March 14th, 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:DONEGAL FARMING FAMILIES HIT IN RULE CHANGE FOR THIRD LEVEL GRANTSlast_img read more

Royster, Dodgers will talk

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Jerry Royster, the manager of the Dodgers’ Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate, will be formally interviewed for the major league club’s managerial opening today, becoming the first of the five current candidates to meet face-to-face with club officials. Royster will be followed by former Detroit manager Alan Trammell on Wednesday; San Francisco bench coach Ron Wotus, who was revealed on Monday to be the mystery fifth candidate, on Thursday; Dodgers player development director Terry Collins on Friday; and Torey Lovullo, the manager of Cleveland’s Double-A Akron affiliate, on Saturday. Meanwhile, former Dodgers manager Jim Tracy was interviewed on Monday for Pittsburgh’s managerial vacancy. That interview took place at the Houston office of Tracy’s agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks, after which Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield left for the club’s organizational meetings in Sarasota, Fla. Tracy is believed to be the leading candidate for the Pirates job, but the fact he now has talked twice with Littlefield — including a lengthy telephone conversation last week — and still hasn’t been announced as the Pirates’ new manager is curious. Former Oakland manager Ken Macha, a Pittsburgh-area resident, was interviewed for the job on Sunday. PHILADELPHIA –Ed Wade turned the Philadelphia Phillies into a winner. He couldn’t make them a champion. Wade was fired as general manager Monday after failing to get the Phillies into the playoffs during eight years on the job. Philadelphia went 88-74 this season and finished one game behind NL wild-card winner Houston. It was the Phillies’ third consecutive winning season and fourth in five years, but they missed the playoffs for the 12th straight year and 21st time in 22 seasons. Wade was unpopular in Philadelphia, especially after he hired Charlie Manuel as manager to replace Larry Bowa. He was heavily criticized for his reluctance to make significant moves before the trade deadline, and for giving big-money, long-term contracts to players who have underachieved. BALTIMORE — Jim Beattie won’t return in 2006 as executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, a move that could signify the beginning of a wide-ranging shakeup in the wake of the team’s eighth straight losing season. Beattie told people Monday at a charity golf outing in the Baltimore area that he would not be back. His contract expires at the end of this month. There was no word on the status of vice president Mike Flanagan, who worked with Beattie in the Orioles’ front office. It was also uncertain whether the Orioles would retain interim manager Sam Perlozzo, who took over for manager Lee Mazzilli on Aug. 4. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Wotus, 44, wasn’t revealed as a candidate last week because while the Dodgers had secured permission from the Giants to interview him, they hadn’t been able to reach him. A New England native, Wotus played a total of 32 big-league games, all for Pittsburgh and all in 1983-84. The former infielder retired as a Giants minor-leaguer following the 1989 season, after which he immediately became a minor-league coach. He has been with the organization ever since, including the past eight seasons on the big-league staff and the past seven as bench coach under managers Dusty Baker and Felipe Alou. Wotus interviewed for the Pirates managerial vacancy in 2000, as did Tracy, but that job ultimately went to Lloyd McClendon. McClendon was fired a month ago. Royster, an infielder, spent 16 seasons in the majors, including with the Dodgers from 1973-75. He also managed the Milwaukee Brewers on an interim basis after Davey Lopes was fired early in the 2002 season. Royster had been Lopes’ bench coach. Royster is African-American, the only minority among the five candidates the Dodgers are considering. However, general manager Paul DePodesta said last week that the next manager won’t necessarily be one of these five and that if none of the current candidates emerges as a clear choice to manage the club, another list of names will be compiled and interviewed. last_img read more

Cross Country Records Three Top-5 Finishes At the Oz Memorial

first_img FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams recorded a total of three top-five finishes Friday, Sept. 8, evening at the annual Oz Memorial, hosted by the University of Minnesota at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. Women’s Results The Bulldogs raced against competitors from Minnesota, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Creighton and Minnesota State with the men racing a four-mile (6.44k) course and women competing on a 6k course. Drake Individual Women’s Results – 6k – 63 runners3. Bailee Cofer, 22:48.126. Morgan Garcia, 23:56.232. Olivia Rogers, 24:17.434. Mykaela Cole, 24:19.340. Elizabeth Aho, 24:27.844. Millie Bretl, 24:41.153. Kenzie Mente, 25:14.454. Rachel Selva, 25:16.557. Kayla Giuliano, 25:32.459. Paige Nicholson, 25:42.160. Meghan Kearney, 25:42.1 2017 Oz MemorialFalcon Heights, Minn. – Les Bolstad Golf Course Senior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) was the women’s team’s top finisher of the day with a third-place finish in 22:48.1, just 13 seconds off the winning pace. The men’s race featured Drake sophomore Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.) and junior Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. Brandt crossed the finish line in 20:25.8, followed by Yeager in 20:38.5. South Dakota’s Kyle Burdick won the race in 19:55.7. Story Links Drake Individual Men’s Results – 4 miles – 66 runners4. Kyle Brandt, 20:25.85. Josh Yeager, 20:38.514. Kyle Cass, 21:03.918. Maxmilian Fridrich, 21:15.629. Kurt TeBeest, 21:35.342. Joe Romain, 21:50.544. Xavier Lechleitner, 21:57.247. Matt Cozine, 22:01.152. Justin Phillips, 22:18.756. Cole Friedman, 22:37.162. Alec Bognar, 23:55.5 Women’s Team Results1. Minnesota, 252. North Dakota State, 543. South Dakota State, 624. Drake, 955. Hamline, 151 In the team standings, the Drake men finished second out of six teams with 51 points while South Dakota State took top honors with 35 points. The women’s squad finished fourth out of five teams with 95 points. Host Minnesota won the women’s meet with 25 points. The Bulldogs will have a week off from competition before they return to the same course, Sept. 23, for the Roy Griak Invitational. Men’s Team Results1. South Dakota State, 352. Drake, 513. Minnesota State, 794. North Dakota State, 835. Creighton, 1116. Hamline, 157 Men’s Results  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgCOUNTRY singer Garth Brooks says he still wants to play all five concerts at Croke Park in Dublin at the end of this month.Garth still wants to play gigs.And in a letter to promoter Peter Aiken, Brooks asks if “there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down’ they can ‘proceed as planned’.And Broooks writes: “If you think of any reason that the powers that be in Ireland can fix this, then I will faithfully go to the last second.” He said that he was informed on Tuesday that the five shows were cancelled and that the ticket refunds will star on Monday.Brooks adds: “I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now.“I hope you understand that to play for 400,000 people would be a dream, but to tell 160,000 of those people that they are not welcomed would be a nightmare.“To do what the city manager suggests (play three shows and not all five) means I agree that is how people should be treated and I just can’t agree to that. “Our guys are still on route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down then we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin.“If you tell me, ‘Garth, thanks but it is over’, I will cease my efforts and bring our people and gear back to the States.“If you think that for any reason that the powers that be in Ireland can fix this, then I will faithfully go to the last second.”The letter has emerged as ticket outlets started the process of refunding for the tickets. GARTH SAYS HE STILL WANTS TO PLAY GIGS was last modified: July 9th, 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:Croke ParkDonegal fansdublinGarth Brookslast_img read more