first_imgALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED LIEUTENANT DAN REGISTERS GUTTY 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES AS FRANCO & MIYADI TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:17.46 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan, who was head and head for the lead into and around the far turn, emerged with a one length advantage a furlong out en route to a 2 ¼ length score under Geovanni Franco in Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 3-year-old gelding by Grazen got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.46.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Echo Eddie, for 3-year-olds, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.“He’s still a work in progress,” said Miyadi, who sent him north to Golden Gate Fields for four length allowance win going 5 ½ furlongs on March 23.  “His last race at Golden Gate helped him, no question.  He’s still slow to change leads, not in the morning, but in the afternoon, we’ve got some work to do.  I was very happy to get Geo (Franco) back on him.  We go way back together to Golden Gate.”Off at 4-1 in a field of 10, Lieutenant Dan, who is out of Alexander’s Indian Charlie mare Excusabull, paid $10.40, $5.00 and $3.40.With two wins from five starts coming into today, the Echo Eddie is “Dan’s” first stakes win and with the winner’s check of $110,000, he now has earnings of $184,520.“He broke really well and the key was to get good position,” said Franco.  “There was a lot of speed and the eight-horse (Tap the Wire) was outside of me.  When it was time to go, my horse responded really well and we just took off.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Principe Carlo was forwardly placed throughout and prevailed by a half length over late running listing for the place.  Off at 9-2, Principe Carlo paid $4.80 and $3.20.Listing, with Joel Rosario up, was off at 3-1 and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.82, 45.11 and 1:10.68.last_img read more

Aleix Vidal: “The criticism of the coach’s changes is already spoken and overcome”

first_imgAleix Vidal is one of the players who gives more game in the Alavés. Either for its quality, for its conflicting gestures or for its criticisms of Garitano when he makes defensive changes. “That is already spoken and overcome. I said it in his day, I was wrong in the forms and apologized to the coach and the teammates. Here there is a large group and those things are fixed because we get along very well, “he said.On the march of the team, he said that “I think we are in a good line. Taking 30 points at this point of the season is not bad. In the first round we had more problems to add away from Vitoria but now we are getting points in Mendizorroza and also at the exits. That’s the way but, until there are four days left and we have 12 points compared to those who go down, I will not be calm. We have a very hard end, “he added. From a personal point of view, he acknowledged that “I am very well in Vitoria, in every way. Nor should we give details about one’s personal life but I would not mind talking about my future here. But it is not up to me since I belong to Seville, I’m on loan and many things can happen. “ Vidal is one of the unquestionable for Asier Garitano but he is in a position with a lot of competition. In their demarcation they can play Borja, Burke, Rioja, Edgar or Camarasa. Burgui, seeing the panorama, went to Zaragoza. “I think that’s good, it makes you more attentive and try to play better so you can have minutes,” Aleix Vidal warned.For Tarragona, “what makes you happier is usually to score goals but I’m not here with that main task. I know that I have to work in defense in the first instance and then, if I can attend, take a good pass or score, then much better. ”He also spoke of his injury a few years ago in Mendizorroza for a hard entry of Theo Hernández when the Frenchman I played at Alavés. “I said in my presentation that I had an outstanding account with this field, with that corner. But I think I’ve had a good year and, in that sense, the matter is already settled. “last_img read more

Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

first_imgIn other topics addressed by Silver:TAMPERINGSilver said the NBA is “doing a good job enforcing our rules” when it comes to tampering, though stressed that tampering and trade demands — such as the one where it became known that Anthony Davis wants to leave the New Orleans Pelicans — are very different things.“I recognize that there’s very little I’m going to do to ever stop that completely,” Silver said.Silver said he would rather trade demands not be made, or at the very least not become publicly known. But he also said that given the way the current collective bargaining agreement is written, there are “unintended consequences” — such as the Davis situation.DIRK AND DWYANESilver added Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to their careers, and that he didn’t think about using that option annually going forward. He said he likes having the flexibility to do so, though did not say when or if it will happen again.MAVERICKS INVESTIGATIONSilver said Dallas owner Mark Cuban, who pledged to give $10 million to women’s groups after an investigation showed a long-caustic workplace culture within the Mavericks’ organization, is “absolutely meeting his commitment.”“He’s told me he’s doing far more beyond that,” Silver said. “That is his personal decision and not something he’s seeking any publicity around, so I won’t talk more about that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But he acknowledged during his annual address at All-Star Weekend that there are still ways for the league to have more top-to-bottom competitiveness.“You can point to teams like Milwaukee, teams like Oklahoma City, what’s happening in Denver now and Sacramento as signs that the system is working better than it has historically,” Silver said Saturday. “I’d say we still have work to do, though. … We can still come up with a better system to create more competition.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWhile Golden State is still widely believed to be the favorite for what would be its fourth title in five years, the Bucks have been a success story all season in the East. Denver was leading the Western Conference two weeks ago, which is why Michael Malone and his staff will coach the All-Star Game on Sunday. And the Kings haven’t been to the playoffs since 2006 and weren’t picked by many to be postseason-bound this year.Those are the examples Silver likes of a balanced system. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th All-Star game will be played Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league’s longest current playoff drought.Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he’s seeing on those fronts.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentscenter_img 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Celtics’ Jayson Tatum wins Skills Challenge “I look at the NFL, which among sports leagues, probably has the best parity and the best system in terms of creating competition than any league I’m familiar with,” Silver said. “Yet the New England Patriots have been in the Super Bowl nine out of the last 18 years. And I don’t think anyone points to that as a sign that the system isn’t necessarily working. What people recognize is you want parity of opportunity.”In some NBA cities, that opportunity is already gone this year.There are four teams — Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix and New York — who are on pace to win less than 25 percent of their games this season. The last time the league saw so many teams fail to win more than 20 games in the same full season was 1997-98, when six teams went 20-62 or worse. The NBA has tried to combat tanking by changing the odds of winning the draft lottery in an effort to discourage teams from all-out trying to lose.Silver remains unsure if that’s enough to solve the issue entirely.“We’ve seen this in other sports as well,” Silver said. “There’s a mindset that, if you’re going to be bad, you might as well be really bad. I believe, personally, that’s corrosive for those organizations, putting aside my personal view of what the impact it has on the league overall. But, again, we’ll see how this pays out.”ADVERTISEMENT Silver also said he thought the Mavericks are remaining committed to ensuring such situations do not happen again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Brazilian firm ordered to cap well after gas eruption in Reg 1

first_imgThe Brazilian firm that was drilling a water well in the vicinity of Kumaka, Region One, has been ordered to cease operations due to the eruption of natural glass.This is according to the Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Colonel Kester Craig, who noted that the emissions have since stopped.The well that exploded in Region OneEven though the substance seems to have settled, the Brazilian company which had instructed the drilling of the well has been ordered to cap the orifice, Craig said.“A cease order has been issued to the drilling company, and it has been advised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to seek the proper permissions before recommencing private water well drilling operations.The company was also ordered to ensure that the failed well sites are properly capped,” the CDC Head explained. A hydrologist from the Hydromet Office has been dispatched to the area to conduct further assessment of the situation.There are two known cases of natural gas eruptions in Guyana, both occurred in the Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme area of the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). In both situations, the eruption was so extensive that it caused major damage to nearby surroundings.A coordinating committee that was established to respond to the last eruption at Sixth Street, Diamond had submitted to cabinet a list of recommendations, which included using the natural gas for cooking purposes or to supply the housing scheme with electricity.“One [recommendation] includes utilising the gas for construction of a gas generator that can provide electricity in the area, or have private investors invest in the gas, and it could be supplied for cooking or other purposes,” the CDC Head had stated in 2018.last_img read more

Enbridge reports earnings of $949 million in Q3, up from loss last year

first_imgCALGARY — Enbridge Inc. says it earned $949 million in the third quarter, up from a loss of $90 million in the same quarter last year caused by a number of one-time charges.The Calgary-based company says adjusted earnings worked out to $1.12 billion, or 56 cents per share, for the quarter ending Sept. 30, up from $933 million, or 55 cents per share last year.Analysts had expected adjusted earnings of $1.09 billion, or 53 cents per share according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.- Advertisement -The company says it expects to achieve its financial guidance for the year, despite delays for its Line 3 pipeline replacement project.Enbridge’s Line 3 project has been held up in court challenges as environmental and Indigenous groups try and block the project, which would add 370,000 barrels per day of export capacity of Canadian crude by replacing the old pipeline.In October, state utility regulators in Minnesota ordered further study on the potential effects of oil spills in the Lake Superior watershed, while Enbridge says it has agreements in place with shippers to put the Canadian portion of the line into service later this year.Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 8, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:ENB).The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Guus Hiddink mocks Man United as he vows Chelsea will fight for top-four spot

first_img Guus Hiddink Guus Hiddink has vowed to blood youngsters in Chelsea’s pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League – and insisted the quest would not be “boring”.The Chelsea interim boss has every intention of fielding the likes of 19-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the holders bid to make up a 13-point gap to fourth-placed Tottenham. The midfielder scored in last Sunday’s FA Cup defeat of Scunthorpe.“So long as we have the possibility to go to fourth place we will go for that,” Hiddink said.“It’s not that we are without chances to go there [fourth] and then we bring in youngsters, no.“I will not hesitate whenever possible to bring in youngsters as well. The youngsters must try to learn also to work under this pressure.”Hiddink was asked whether he had ever been bored watching one of his teams, a reference to fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s admission that he has found his Manchester United side dull at times this term.United are fifth, three points behind Spurs and 10 ahead of Chelsea, who play West Brom on Wednesday night and Everton on Saturday in two home games which will test their top-four credentials.“You cannot expect that every game is an exciting game, but all the coaches I think like to see their game played in an exciting way,” Hiddink said.The Blues will have to go for broke to claim fourth, with some estimating they need an average of 2.6 or 2.7 points per game in the remaining 18 fixtures.Hiddink, who only lost one league game of his interim spell in 2009, said: “That’s huge. [If we lose only one game] then we are close – and that is not boring.” 1last_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: We are only FOUR weeks away from the beginning of the school year and you might be wondering what you and your family are going to get up to this year – or maybe you are just wondering where you might go? Sarah-Marie McDevitt, manager and director of the fabled Pinehill Dance Studios has suggested FIVE questions a parent should ask themselves when choosing a fitness activity for their child.Here are the list of FIVE questions Sarah-Marie has suggested to ask when choosing an activity for your child and maybe even for yourself. N0.1: What are your goals with having your child go to an activity???What you want for your child will depend on his/her age and previous training, if any.This is a good time to ask your child what they’d like to get out of this.Try to take into account everyone’s dreams – dreams make everything happen! Is your child serious about being a great ballet dancer?Would they love to be a popstar?Do they love to compete?Or do they just like to play, sing, dance or be with their friends?And what about your goals for your child? Grace, fitness, involvement in a challenging activity, or just their special time? No.2: Aren’t all after school activity pretty much the same? What does it matter where I send my child?Physical activities deal with your child’s body during critical years of growth and development, artistic activities deal with their emotional development as well as social development.Poor training of physical activities can cause lasting physical damage, while with age appropriate training, your child can grow to be strong and graceful. A facilities emotional atmosphere can also affect your child’s self-esteem and happiness.We want to emphasize the importance on the right educational facility and make sure the parents receive above and beyond the value for their money. No.3: What services are available?What various kinds of lessons are available – is there a variety of activities, private classes, group classes, practice sessions, 6 week specialized courses, coaching lessons.Other services are provided — information on floors for physical activities, competitive activities, are there dressing rooms, specialized equipment, waiting area for parents.See how the answer to this question matches up with your reasons for going to the activity and the social aspects you are looking to fulfil in your life.No.4: What level of training/accomplishment have the owners and teachers attained?This is a critical question whether or not you would like to sing, act, play, move or dance. Ensure that the individuals who are teaching you or your child have qualifications.Ask for a history on the training of the instructors, ask about their own personal accomplishments. A key here is that the ability to TEACH another individual.Ask for some information on the method of teaching that is used in the studio.Ask for the child protection policy’s and make sure there is one in place, are the instructors all vetted, are they insured, do they hold a membership with a qualifying body.Do they have to participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD) in their relevant field?N0.5: What is the atmosphere/environment of the facility?Is the physical setting of the studio pleasing to you? Does it relax you, calm you and yet entice your feet to move?Sit back and enjoy the setting of the studio, look around at the surroundings and observe the “atmosphere” of the studio.Ensure you feel good when you’re there.Do the owners/teachers make you feel comfortable and welcome on a consistent basis? Are students treated equally — fairly?Is everyone, no matter what size, or shape, or age, or colour treated equally by all the management?Check it out — it matters in the long run.Another issue, do the owners encourage a good attitude towards all other studios? Do they support the community as a whole?The choice of any individual to attend other classes or participate in other functions should be met with a positive attitude and encouraged.The good news is that you will find the correct answers at Pinehill Studios.The studio is located at the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny and has great facilities, friendly instructors and professional management.It was nominated recently for Letterkenny Friendliest Business Award, and always has a friendly face waiting to great you.The instructors are all experts and fully qualified as well as being professionals in their relevant fields.There is a HUGE variety of activities to choose from; including artistic activities such as musical theatre, many styles of dance – including ballet, contemporary, disco freestyle, hiphop & irish dancing; drama and Dramafit.There are energetic children & teen activities such as Total Teen Fitness and Jymka, there are quiet mindful activities such as Mini-me yoga.And if you can find any time left, you could even hold your child’s next birthday party at Pinehill Studios with a full size bouncy castle and catering options.Now that you know the children are going to be having a fabulous time… what about some time for the adults?With as much variety for the adults you can choose from high energy fitness classes, such as Piloxing, Piloxing barre, Piloxing Knockout or come to an adult ballet class or Pilates to tone up your core. Or if you’re interested in toning up and getting your eating habits cleaned up, the LIVEFIT fitness and nutritional program is for you.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to  to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the instructors at the studio.FIVE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHEN CHOOSING AN ACTIVITY FOR YOUR CHILD was last modified: August 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgA jogger had to jump for her life out of the way of a speeding motorist who was trying to shake off pursuing Gardai.Patrick Brown reached speeds of more than 140kph while being pursued on the outskirts of Letterkenny last October.Brown, 30, was spotted driving a Vauxhall Vectra at speed by Gardai who pursued him with their siren on. Brown, of Station Road, Carrigans, , who was charged wiht dangerous driving, drove through Illistrin and Ramelton before becoming stuck behind a trailer and eventually being caught.During the high-speed pursuit, which happened around 9.30am he drove past a school and a lady jogger also had to jump out of the way to avoid him.Letterkenny District Court heard how Brown had panicked because he realised he had no insurance for the car.Judge Paul Kelly said the only reason he was not going to jail was because he had no previous convictions.“I see plenty of these cases where people put other people and Gardai in considerable danger to evade justice.“It only ever makes matters worse and one day I will be sitting here when someone has lost their life.“He drove past a school and he was just lucky it was 9.45am and there were no parents or children around,” he said.Judge Kelly ordered a Community Service Report and adjourned the case until April 3rd.At HEARING – COPYRIGHTEDCOMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON COURT CASES WHICH ARE ONGOINGJOGGER HAD TO JUMP OUT OF WAY OF SPEEDING MOTORIST DURING GARDA CHASE was last modified: February 8th, 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:CarrigansPatrick Brownlast_img read more


first_imgMicky Coleman is a man on a mission – to take on the rest of Europe….and come in the top 5!And the 35-year-old Stranorlar weightlifter is well on his way – training five days a week in a bid turn a long-held dream into reality.His biggest fans are his wife Paulina and has two children Kate, aged 11 and five-year-old Jake. But he’s also getting plenty of support at the Energie Gym in Letterkenny where he works…..and works out!Said Micky: “I decided to enter into the European single lift championships. It has been an ambition of mine and I’m training so hard because I just don’t want to go to make up the numbers.“I’d love to go and get into the top five.”Micky will have to lift between 155-160 kilos to win when the event takes place in Estonia in September. And he says it’s great to have Energie as an employer, sponsor – and training centre!“They’ve been superb,” said the Stranorlar dad.“The top class equipment here at the gym in Letterkenny is the best available.“I use it in my spare time….I suppose no-one can ever accuse me of slacking around the place!”The owner of Energie (and Micky’s boss) Donal Mc Nair and all the staff will be cheering and supporting Micky. Said Donal: “Micky is a great advertisement for energie he is hardworking and 110 percent dedicated, it would be great to see him jn the top 5.”Micky is also sponsored by national Irish bank and iron tech the suppliers of lifting machinery.Follow Micky’s progress with in the next few months.STRONGMAN MICKY WORKING ON BID FOR EURO GLORY was last modified: June 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:energieestonialetterkennymicky colemanStranorlarweightliftinglast_img read more

Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel

first_imgA 31-year-old man Lifford man has been refused bail after appearing in court charged with a firearm offence following an incident at a bar in Claudy at the weekend.Leon Kelly, of Beechwood Drive, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court today. The BBC has reported that police had responded to an “ongoing disturbance” at the Beaufort House Hotel at about 10pm on Saturday.It was alleged that Mr Kelly injured people, including security staff.The defendant is also accused of damaging a 200-year-old mirror which was described as “irreplaceable”.Police found Mr Kelly at a caravan park at about 02:00 where he was seen holding a gun after officers entered a caravan.He threw the weapon down after being ordered to by police.A police officer told the court that the defendant said during interview that it had been his intention for police to shoot him.The charges included assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and possession of a firearm, namely a rifle, in suspicious circumstances.Mr Kelly was remanded in custody until 19 September.Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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