first_imgLONGSHOT WARREN’S SHOWTIME RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS APPRENTICE VELEZ & VETERAN CONDITIONER LEWIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.06WARREN HOMEBRED PROVIDES CALIFORNIA-BASED STALLION CLUBHOUSE RIDE WITH HIS FIRST STAKES WINNERARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Patiently handled at odds of 35-1, Ben and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime rallied from off the pace to take Sunday’s $100,00 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under apprentice Jorge Velez.  Trained by Craig Lewis, the daughter of Clubhouse Ride got one mile on turf in 1:35.06.Next to last and about three lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, Warren’s Showtime, who is out of the Warren’s Grade I stakes winning mare Warren’s Veneda, saved ground at the rail, kicked into high gear straightening for home and collared pacesetter Savvy Gal a sixteenth of a mile out en route to victory.A much-troubled eighth in a one mile turf stakes at Del Mar Sept. 2, Warren’s Showtime, one of two California-bred juvenile fillies in a field of six, paid $72.00, $18.20 and $5.80.“I’m very grateful, luck is on my side,” said Lewis, who also conditioned the winner’s sire and dam, and is part owner of Clubhouse Ride, who picked up his first stakes win as a stallion today and is currently based at Harris Farms in Coalinga.  “I said on the radio this morning that this filly had a chance.  She got wiped out in her last race at Del Mar and when you lose position early like that on the turf, you have no chance.“I just told Jorge that I’d like him to ride her like he rode Blue Skye Jade (a 3-year-old Clubhouse Ride gelding that ran second from off the pace in a $25,000 claimer at one mile on turf) on Friday.  Just be patient and it looked like there was a lot of speed in the race.  He’s very patient for a young apprentice, he can really wait.  The late great Bobby Frankel used to say, ‘I’d rather get beat staying inside on the turf than trying to win when you lose ground.’”With the winner’s share of $60,000, Warren’s Showtime more than doubled his earnings to $104,271.  A Cal-bred maiden special weight winner two starts back, he now has two wins from four starts.“I’m excited, this is my first stakes winner in my career,” said Velez, a 21-year-old Puerto Rican native.  “I’ve been in California nine months and Craig is putting me on horses.”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Irish-bred Croughavouke was last after the first half mile, was forced very wide off the turn for home and rallied well to be second, a neck in front of Mind Out.  Off at 7-2, Croughavouke paid $4.60 and $2.80.The narrow second choice at 3-2, Mind Out appeared well positioned turning for home but lacked the necessary punch with Flavien Prat up and paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 46.63, 1:10.64 and 1:22.82.last_img read more

Raiders up and running

first_imgFour defeats out of four heaped the pressure on Raiders coach Ricky Stuart, but his side got up and running despite losing Ata Hingano, Michael Oldfield (both concussion) and Sam Williams (knee) – leaving Liam Knight as their only man on the bench for the second half.Joey Leilua finished off a brilliant move which was started by Nick Cotric from his own in-goal area to put the Raiders in front and the centre added another try give the home side a 12-0 at the break, Croker converting both scores.Hingano and Oldfield were unable to return after taking heavy blows before Williams was carted off following an accidental collision with Elliott Whitehead and the Bulldogs were back in it when Kieran Foran burst through a gap to go over.But Croker gave Canberra breathing space when he got on the end of an Aidan Sezer kick to score and the captain caught another kick from the five-eighth to complete a double 63 minutes in.The influential Croker added two penalties and the game was over by the time Josh Morris went over late on, the Bulldogs also losing Brett Morris after he took a blow to the cheek.A beautiful kick! #NRLRaidersBulldogs 18-6 after 58 minutes. #TelstraPremiership #NRL pic.twitter.com/KfZy19ZCAn— NRL (@NRL) April 5, 2018 Photo Getty Images. Caption: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and five eighth Aidan Sezerlast_img read more

Morales has begun to assume his new role in Levante

first_imgHowever, last year something began to change. With 31 years, Paco López He saw that Madrid had not lost his starting speed but it was already a little harder to endure long efforts, game after game. Therefore, he began to line up as a striker, leaving his usual position, in the band, for specific moments.This course, already 32 years old in July, most of the games have also played at the top, usually with Roger. However, since 2020 began, Morales’ minutes have been reduced. Foreman He has started as headline in the double nine and Morales has accepted his role as a revulsive. Six games in 2020, only one (against the Barcelona) has been a starter. This season, his scoring ability has decreased considerably since he has only scored a bit. It was against him Valladolid, on day 3. The real star, at the media and sports level, of I raised in recent years it has been José Luis Morales. The Madrid was a real knife against the defenses and the permanence in First del Levante had cemented its goals. The captain scored 12 goals in each of the previous two seasons and, above all, he looked in the games against the greats.In fact, during this time, their presence on the lists of the Selection so much with Lopeteguias with Luis Enrique and even with Robert Moreno. The extreme never took him seriously, his obsession was to help his team get to stay in Primera, season after season.last_img read more

The statistic that Cristiano and Messi did not take away from Higuaín

first_imgDuring the last decade in the Santander League, Leo Messi, of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) during their time at Real Madrid have been the clear dominators in the scorer aspect, as well as in the striker with the most assists, among many others. disciplines. Messi has scored 350 goals and has given 137 goal passes, while Cristiano has 280 goals and 80 assists, but there is a statistic referring to the forwards of the last ten years that neither of them approaches. twenty-one It would be logical to think that both are the two with the best rate of shots on goal, but the truth is that they are not even in the top five. The attacker with the highest hitting percentage in goal is Gonzalo Higuaín, whose record is 29.09% of shots on goal. In his time at Real Madrid he set the bar very high, since Messi (20.93%) and Cristiano (16.22%) do not even come close to him.The other four best soccer players in this regard during the last decade (only those who have played at least fifty games are counted) are Alexis Sánchez (27.08%), Carlos Castro (26.83%), Cédric Bakambú (24, 81%) and Kevin Gameiro (24.73%). To this day, Higuaín is criticized in Juventus, Alexis Sánchez has failed in the Manchester United and the Inter de Milan will return him after an unproductive loan, Castro plays in the second division with the Lugo, Bakambú is in a minor league like China (he plays in the Beijing Sinobo Gouan) and Gameiro has only played four complete league games with him Valencia. It is a statistic that the best ones do not dominate, but that says a lot about the performance they can get, despite the fact that none of them are now going through their best moment.last_img read more

Ogle Airport employee charged for damage to property

first_imgAn Ogle International Airport employee was on Thursday placed on ,000 bail by city Magistrate Faith McGusty after being charged for malicious damage to property.Gordon Pearson, 36, of Lot 9 Roxanne Gardens Drive, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 15 at Roxanne Burnham Gardens, he damaged one black Apple iPhone, property of Ali Williams.In court on Thursday, Defence Attorney Darren Wade in a bail application said his client was anxious and ready to prove his innocence in the matter.As such, he was placed on ,000 bail which Attorney Wade said was exorbitant as his client was already on ,000 station bail.However, his objections were overruled. The defendant was also placed on a bond to keep the peace. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on May 13.last_img read more

Totem 1 apartment meets the wrecking ball

first_imgDemolition crews have moved in and started work at the Totem 1 apartment building.A crowd gathered Thursday afternoon to watch the first phase of the demolition, which could last several days. The Totem 1 apartment building caught fire on Friday April 16th and displaced more than 60 people.To date, Sterling Management has raised over $6,400 for the victims of the fire. After the fire, Fort St. John residents showed overwhelming support and donated clothing, household items and money to the cause.With the help of specialized equipment, residents have been able to collect small personal items including paperwork, jewelry and photos.Advertisement Photo:  Crews started demolition of the Totem 1 apartment building Thursday morning – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca – Advertisement -By Adam Reaburncenter_img The owner of the apartment is planning on re-building and hopes to have a new building in place as soon as possible.last_img read more

Sports today

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Hazardous blockade of fallen trees on Morice West Forest Service Road in Houston

first_imgThe order does not apply to a metal gate on the west side of a bridge outside the Unist’ot’en camp unless it is used to prevent or impede the workers’ access.Hereditary chiefs negotiated last year with RCMP for the gate to remain outside the camp, which is home to some members of one of the First Nation’s 13 house groups, so long as it would not be used to prevent workers from accessing the worksite.Fourteen people were arrested by armed officers at a checkpoint constructed along the road leading to both the Unist’ot’en camp and the Coastal GasLink work site on Jan. 7, 2019.The company has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nation councils along the 670-kilometre pipeline route, but the five Wet’suwet’en hereditary clan chiefs say no one can access the land without their consent.The pipeline is part of the $40-billion LNG Canada project that will export Canadian natural gas to Asian markets.Advertisement HOUSTON, B.C. – RCMP frontline officers working from the Community-Industry Safety Office are continuing to conduct patrols along the Morice West Forest Service Road to ensure the safety of individuals at the Healing Centre, Coastal GasLink employees, and general public travelling along the corridor.According to RCMP, on January 6, officers attended the 39.5-kilometre mark and were stopped by a blockade of fallen trees.Officers conducted foot patrols towards the 44-kilometre mark and noted several dozen trees had been felled or partially cut, ready to be felled, across the roadway.- Advertisement -Along with felled trees, RCMP also found three stacks of tires along with flammables.RCMP say they are impartial in this dispute and their priority is to facilitate a dialogue between the various stakeholders involved, with hopes that these efforts will result in a resolution.The B.C. Supreme Court granted an injunction to Coastal GasLink on Dec. 31. The order stamped Tuesday provides details of the court injunction.Advertisement Previous injunction and enforcement orders remained in effect until the new order was issued, Coastal GasLink spokeswoman Suzanne Wilton said.Obstructing access was already prohibited under the previous orders and they also included enforcement provisions.“We continue to believe that dialogue is preferable to confrontation while engagement and a negotiated resolution remain possible,” Wilton said in an email.The company declined an interview request.Advertisementcenter_img Coastal GasLink shared photos Tuesday of what it says are more than 100 trees that have been felled across the logging road.At a press conference Tuesday, hereditary chief Na’moks called for construction to cease and for the B.C. government to revoke the company’s permits.last_img read more

Raja end 15-yr wait for CAF title despite defeat

first_img0Shares0000Spaniard Juan Carlos Garrido made history Sunday by becoming the first coach to win the CAF Confederation Cup with two clubs © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGOJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec 3 – Moroccan club Raja Casablanca ended a 15-year wait for an African trophy by winning the CAF Confederation Cup in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday despite a 3-1 second-leg loss to V Club.Raja, who won the last edition of the CAF Cup in 2003, beat V Club 3-0 in the first leg in Casablanca last Sunday and triumphed 4-3 on aggregate in the two-leg title decider. It was the sixth CAF title for the Moroccans, who have also won the Champions League three times and the Super Cup once.Abdelilah Hafidi put Raja ahead after 21 minutes on a synthetic pitch saturated by pre-match rain at the 80,000-seat Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.The goal left V Club, whose only CAF title came 45 years ago, needing to score five to win the second-tier African club competition.Jean-Marc Makusu, who started after recovering from a first-leg injury, levelled on the night by slamming a free-kick high into the net during first-half stoppage time.Raja appeared to be cruising toward overall victory until the Congolese scored twice within three minutes midway through the second half.Substitute Mukoko Batezadio fired into the net after a goalmouth scramble on 71 minutes and Fabrice Ngoma converted a cross soon after to raise hopes of a sensational comeback.But Raja stood firm and there were no further clearcut scoring chances for the Congolese, leaving them with an unwanted record of losing three of four CAF finals they reached.Spain-born Raja handler Juan Carlos Garrido became the first coach to win the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League with two clubs.He guided Al Ahly of Egypt to a dramatic victory in the 2014 final with the decisive goal against Sewe San Pedro of the Ivory Coast coming after 96 minutes in Cairo.Victory for Raja also confirmed the dominance of north African clubs in the Confederation Cup, which replaced the African Cup Winners Cup and CAF Cup competitions in 2004.They are the fourth Moroccan club to lift the trophy after FAR Rabat (2005), FUS Rabat (2010) and Moghreb Fes (2011) and the 10th north African winners in 15 finals.V Club, who won at home and drew away against Raja in the group stage, had hoped to emulate compatriots and arch domestic rivals TP Mazembe, winners of the 2016 and 2017 finals.However, the odds were stacked against them as only Mouloudia Alger of Algeria had overcome a three-goal first-leg deficit in 108 previous home-and-away CAF club finals.Raja will start defending the title on December 16 with a round-of-32 home fixture in the 2018/2019 edition against Silver Strikers of Malawi or Cercle Mberi Sportif of Gabon.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe judges of The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland competition have narrowed their search to just five places which are in the running for the overall award – including Ardara.They include one village, one small town, one large town, one city, and one suburb or urban village.Ardara had originally been in the top 25 of places to live in Ireland before it was joined by Westport, Co Mayo; Killarney, Co Kerry; Cork city; and Rathmines in Dublin in the top five. These five will be visited by the judges over the coming week, and the overall winner will be announced next Monday, June 25th.Needless to say the people of Ardara will be out in force this morning putting their best foot forward – and rightly so!For the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition, The Irish Times invited people to nominate the place they lived in, and explain its appeal. All kinds of habitats were eligible: “a town or city suburb, a village or remote rural spot, a tiny community halfway up a mountain, a street, a road or a housing estate”.From early April until late May, the competition attracted 563 entries from members of the public across 32 counties. The winning place will receive a location-appropriate plaque or sign noting the accolade.It will also be profiled in the paper and will be the subject of a short film commissioned by The Irish Times. NOW ARDARA MAKES LAST FIVE IN TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN IRELAND COMPETITION was last modified: June 18th, 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:ArdaraBest PLaces to LIve In IrelandIrish TimesTop Fivelast_img read more