first_imgMAGIC MARK: Idle since winning the one mile Bertrando Stakes versus state-breds at Los Alamitos one year ago, this 6-year-old Benchmark gelding will hope to run well fresh for owner/breeders Dorine and John Lanza. Trained by Ron Ellis, he has a sparkling six furlong gate drill in 1:11.20 here on June 26 (best of 13 at the distance) and must be respected with five wins from 14 starts. Out of the Deputy Governor mare Jewel Magic, he has earnings of $258,734. LOVE MY BUD: A 5-year-old Pamela Ziebarth homebred gelding, he was bred in Kentucky and is California sired, by Tizbud. A state-bred or sired allowance winner going 5 ½ furlongs two starts back on April 22, he tired late to finish sixth, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in an open first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf here on May 19. A longshot, he’s out of the Forest Wildcat mare Kathwen and he has two wins from five starts. RACE PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP THE $100,000 THOR’S ECHO HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 8 (of 9)                                       Approximate post time 5 p.m. PDT RAISED A SECRET: Third, beaten 6 ¾ lengths by eventual Grade I Triple Bend Stakes winner Lord Nelson on June 3, this Mark Glatt trainee was a close third two starts back in the Grade III, six furlong Los Angeles Stakes on April 16 and rates a huge chance dropping in class on Monday. Owned by Rodney Orr, the 6-year-old full horse by Songandaprayer will hope to get a stalking trip from his rail post position. Never worse than third in nine tries at six furlongs, Raised a Secret is 30-5-10-8 overall with earnings of $490,130. MRAZEK: By red hot sire Square Eddie, he’s out of the Wild Rush mare Heckuva Rush. A well beaten 10th in the Grade II, seven furlong Woody Stephens Stakes June 11 at Belmont Park, he was second, beaten a neck two starts back here in the Grade III, seven furlong Lazaro Barrera Stakes on May 14. A winner versus statebreds of Del Mar’s 5 ½ furlong Graduation Stakes last August, Mrazek is quick from the gate and should relish his post position on the far outside. He has earnings of $169,437 from an overall mark of 7-2-4-0.center_img Raised a Secret–Santiago Gonzalez–123Love My Bud–Rafael Bejarano–117Forest Chatter–Mike Smith–122Nardo–Flavien Prat–118Magic Mark–Drayden Van Dyke–122Mrazek–Mario Gutierrez–115First post time on Monday, Independence Day, is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Monday is also Fan Appreciation Day and there will be one dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs offered throughout the day. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2016)–Reddam Racing’s homebred Mrazek returns from a disappointing foray to Belmont Park on June 11 to head Monday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap at Santa Anita. To be contested at six furlongs, the Thor’s Echo, which attracted a field of six, is a part of the Golden State Series and is for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up.Mrazek’s competition includes Raised a Secret, who comes off a third place finish to recent Grade I winner Lord Nelson, consistent Forest Chatter, comebacking Magic Mark and Nardo, who comes off a pair of recent allowance wins.                 FOREST CHATTER: Winless from just one start on dirt, all five of his career wins have come on turf, which is no longer an option at the current meet. Trained by Richard Mandella, he showed good speed in his only main track appearance, a close fourth three starts back versus statebreds in the seven furlong Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 22. Third and subsequently second in a pair of statebred stakes down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course on Feb. 27 and May 28, the 5-year-old Kentucky bred and California-sired gelding by Dixie Chatter retains the services of Mike Smith. His overall mark stands at 13-5-2-2 and he has earnings of $268,510. NARDO: Trained by Mike Puype, he comes off a pair of recent allowance wins at 6 ½ furlongs and appears to be a “now” commodity for owner/breeders Tony and Suzy Narducci. A 4-year-old gelding by Olmodavor out of the Decarchy mare Bella Castagna, Nardo appears to be coming to his best as he tries stakes competition for the first time. With an overall record of 7-3-1-2, he’ll be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Flavien Prat.last_img read more

Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights

first_imgRitchie Villaruz, a former San Beda player, also powered the Diliman-based squad with 17 points.Taane Samuel, the Kiwi import set to suit up for La Salle after Ben Mbala’s graduation next season, paced the Archers with 13 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDe Ocampo Memorial College and National University’s juniors squad also pulled off upsets in separate games.Behind Jonard Clarito, the DOMC Cobras rallied past Letran Team B for an 81-75 stunner. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While Racela reunion at TNT is a dream, Jose ready to play for any team It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE – Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie delivered another solid performance as University of the Philippines crushed La Salle Team B, 55-36, in the 25-under division of the Milcu Sports Basketball Presents Got Skills Premier League recently at Lyceum Gym.Akhuetie, the 6-foot-7 Nigerian serving residency for the Maroons, dropped 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Clarito fueled the Cobras’ fourth-quarter outburst to finish with 19 points on top of six rebounds and six assists.NU’s juniors squad, meanwhile, slipped past their seniors Team B counterpart, 82-79.Miguel Oczon exploded for 32 points and national youth team member Rhayyan Amsali added 17 for the Bullpups, who joined the tournament as buildup for the UAAP juniors competition starting November.Shaun Ildefonso paced the Bulldogs with 21 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

FEU alum visit inspires Lady Tamaraws over Lady Eagles

first_imgIt’s been almost a decade since Far Eastern University got into the finals of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames And when the current crop of Lady Tamaraws found the right opportunity to get back to the grandest of balls, the former players who donned the green-and-gold had to witness it for themselves.FEU alumnae Rachel Anne Daquis, Rose Vargas, and Tina Salk were in attendance on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena when the Lady Tamaraws ousted Ateneo, 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-19 in the Final Four of Season 80 to advance to the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Their visit of course boosted the morale of the players because these were their ‘big sisters’ and they were supporting them and these former players waited so long to see FEU get back in the finals,” said head coach Geroge Pascua in Filipino.The last time the Lady Tamaraws made it to the Final round was in Season 71, where they lost to De La Salle in three games. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jovelyn Gonzaga, who isn’t an alumna of FEU but played for the Lady Tamaraws in several offseason tournaments as a guest player, also showed up to support the team that Bernadeth Pons now heads.“They gave us motivational words and they told us to just trust in ourselves, trust in our skills, because they have so much trust on us,” said Pons, who had 17 points against the Lady Eagles, in Filipino. “They really believed in us so we also had to believe in ourselves.”Libero Kyla Atienza, who is on her final year with FEU, echoed Pons’ words.“It was overwhelming because they were our seniors and they were still there to help us,” said Atienza in Filipino. “It was a different factor for us because they really motivated us.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Koronadal dance athlete dedicates Palaro gold medal to mom who passed away Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Tree Kills Power Saw Man in Bassa

first_imgA man in his late 40s identified as Alexander Garpue Morgan of Daywrah Town in Hoegbarn Township, Glakon Statutory District #2 in Grand Bassa County was killed when a tree he was sawing with a friend, reportedly fell on him.Residents in the area told the Daily Observer last week that the incident occurred on Monday January 26.They said the deceased and a friend identified only as Phillip had gone to cut down a tree in Beyan Town when the incident took place.They explained further that when the tree was about to fall the friend called on Morgan to run to the other side, away from the direction of the falling tree. But sadly, Morgan rushed to the direction where the tree was falling.“Morgan stood still,” Phillip told residents who had rushed to the scene to help, “but it was too late when the tree crushed him to death.” Residents broke down in tears when they saw the body of Morgan under the tree.Other Power Saw men then worked frantically to lift the portion of the tree that had fallen on Morgan but he was already dead when they drew his body from under the tree, Phillip said.The Daily Observer learned that the deceased worked on a contract basis, felling trees for neighbors in the township.The remains of Morgan were laid to rest on Saturday, February 6, in BIA Community in St. John River City Corporation District #2.He leaves to mourn his widow, Makornee Morgan and other relatives and friends.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3-Day All Men Conference Begins in Gbarnga

first_imgParticipants at the conference posed with the bannerBy Franklin N. KwenahAuthorities at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection have begun a three-day ‘all men conference’ under the theme, “Gender Equality: A Call for Men’s Action Now- Repair the Past and Push Women Forward,” in Gbarnga, Bong County.The conference is part of efforts the ministry has instituted to involve more men in the promotion of gender equality and fight against gender-based violence (SGBV) and it runs from Monday, June 11-13, today.The three-day gathering will discuss domestic violence in Liberia; men’s perception of gender-based violence within the Liberian context; women and politics; political participation and land rights and sexual exploitation; equal opportunities, inclusion, and non-discrimination.Gender Minister Williametta P. Saydee-Tarr, called for joint efforts of both men and women in the fight against SGBV and other violence against women.Tarr noted that under the CDC pro-poor agenda, women issues are being highly prioritized, because the President is committed to providing equal opportunities for both men and women, which he has demonstrated by the numerous appointments of women in key government positions.UN Women Country Representative, Ms. Marie Goreth Nizigama, said the conference is geared towards raising awareness about gender equality and respecting the rights of women and girls, because it is a game changer, particularly the high incidence of violence against women and girls in the country.“A woman only approach to gender equality is insufficient to overturn the patriarchal structures and address the gender imbalances at the grassroots level in any fundamental way. As a result, gender inequality persists with disastrous consequences,” Nizigama said.This conference marks a shift in the approach to involve men and boys to reducing violence against women and girls.“The success of the campaign shows that men, as positive role models can be incredibly powerful, by building a new, positive view of masculinity they think and act in gender equitable ways and speak out against violence against women, both publicly and privately,” Nizigama said.The champion for HeforShe, President George Weah, reaffirmed his commitment to the conference, which aims at developing men-specific strategies to advocate and address key issues affecting women and girls in Liberia.Recent statistics from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection shows that in 2017, a total of 1,685 GBV cases were recorded, with 97 percent of the survivors being women and girls. From January to March 2018, 462 GBV cases were documented with rape accounting for 61 percent of the total number of cases, an increase of 5 percent as compared to the 1st quarter of 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice man charged for murdering wife

first_img6 months after disappearingAn apparently remorseless Sunildat Balack, also called ‘Red Man’, was on Monday arraigned before Whim Magistrate Charlene Artiga for murder allegedly committed on his wife Wilwantie Balack, also called ‘Darling’, at sometime between September 6, 2016 and March 31, 2017.The 44-year-old Corentyne farmer allegedly killed his wife six months ago and buried her body in a 4-foot grave situated about 120 metres aback their Mibicuri North, Black Bush Polder home in East Berbice. The skeletal remains of the 39-year-old mother of three were dug out of that shallow grave last Friday.Balack was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him, and the court was told that this was not the first time he was appearing before a magistrate. He had previously been charged with assaulting 21-year-old Uma-Davie Nathoo with whom he shared a relationship, and had been placed on a six-month bond to keep the peace after Nathoo had told the court that she did not wish to provide any evidence against him.Magistrate Artiga remanded Ballack until May 2, and transferred the case to the Mibicuri Magistrate’s Court.Family members had been on the hunt for Wilwantie Balack ever since her disappearance, but had always come up empty handed. Her 21-year-old daughter, Dharshni Davi Balack, said her father, Sunildat Balack, had given her and her siblings conflicting reports about the whereabouts of their mother, telling them that she was in the USA while telling others that she was at different parts of the country.However, suspicions grew after the suspect had taken a 21-year-old woman to live with him and the woman was seen wearing their mother’s wedding band.A confession statement that Police secured from the suspect led them to the eight-month-old grave of Wilwantie Balack.last_img read more

Fire ravages Lethem ranch

first_img…wildlife other animals killed Several acres of the Waikin Ranch at Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), were destroyed by a raging fire this week, which blazed for almost three days before it could be contained.Turtles and other animals died as a result of the fireThe ranch has boundaries from the main Rupununi trail, the Ireng River, the Brazil border and the west and Pirara River. It covers almost 33,000 acres of mostly rolling savannah plains and is a sanctuary to hundreds of wildlife.Turtles and other animals died as a result of the fireGuyana Times understands that the fire started on Wednesday and is suspected to be arson.It was finally contained due to the combined efforts of several individuals in the area.However, the aftermath saw a saddened scene with burnt trees and the carcasses of turtles, snakes, armadillos and mammals which could not survive the inferno or escape.Some animals such as monkeys managed to climb to higher grounds and were saved.On social media, officials at the ranch expressed distress at the long-term effect of this environmental disaster and reached out for donations of seedlings to replant the savannah. These trees will be replanted during the rainy season.During this dry season, there have been many bushfires which have also claimed the lives of animals. Earlier this month, the Guyana Fire Service had issued a warning to the public to desist from lighting fires in open spaces. These fires have been prevailing as often as 18 times daily over the past three months.Fire Prevention Officer, Andrew Holder had said, “We are cognisant of the fact that we are experiencing currently a prolonged dry weather spell, however, not all of these bush fires can be attributed to the hot weather conditions…It is a prohibition, a complete no no and perpetrators will find themselves before the court…we are experiencing an unusual dry weather spell and as such, lighting fires in open spaces has severe consequences.Consequently, we are imploring citizens to desist forthwith from lighting fires in open spaces”.last_img read more

AFP photographer becomes part of Croatia World Cup goal celebration

first_img0Shares0000Mario Mandzukic celebrates his winning goal for Croatia after he and his teammates fell on top of AFP photographer Yuri Cortez © AFP / Yuri CORTEZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 12 – When Croatia scored the goal that took them into the World Cup final on Wednesday, an AFP photographer unwittingly became part of the celebrations as he was buried under a pile of joyous players.After Mario Mandzukic scored in extra-time to give Croatia a 2-1 win against England in the semi-final, he ran to a corner of the pitch at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to share his joy with his teammates. “I was just changing my lens as the players ran towards me,” said photographer Yuri Cortez, who was positioned next to the pitchside advertising boards.“They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me! It was a crazy moment, they were delighted. Then they suddenly realised that I was underneath them,” said Mexico City-based Cortez.Croatia defender Josip Pivaric celebrates up close after he and his teammates collapsed onto AFP photographer Yuri Cortez © AFP / Yuri CORTEZQuick as a flash, he picked up his camera and took some remarkable close-up shots of the Croats’ joy.“Then they asked me if I was OK. Another one picked up my lens and another player (Domagoj Vida) gave me a kiss.”Croatia, who have reached the final for the first time in their history, will play France on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe partner of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming says he is backing moves to legalise cannabis for MS sufferers.Marie Fleming and husband Tom. Marie passed away in DecemberMarie, who was from Lifford, took cannabis in a medicinal form to east her pain.Her partner Tom said he is delighted that the State will legalise the medicinal cannabis next month. Tom said “It is a long time coming. I have spoken in the past of the effect that cannabis had on Marie.“It really worked with the pain relief and spasms and the mood-lifting capabilities were very good,” he said.The medicinal cannabis will be distributed in a spray form and taken orally.  TRAGIC MARIE’S PARTNER SAYS CANNABIS PLAN WILL HELP MS SUFFERERS was last modified: June 30th, 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:cannabisdonegalLiffordMARIE FLEMINGright to dielast_img read more

German media enjoy the delights of Donegal!

first_imgA group of five German media with a combined circulation of nearly 500,000 are visiting Donegal this weekend to take part in a Donegal walking press trip, hosted by Fáilte Ireland, as the National Tourism Development Authority in conjunction with Tourism Ireland – Ireland’s overseas marketing body.Visitor numbers from Germany are strong this year, with data showing 18% growth compared to 2018 figures. This demonstrates the importance of the German market for Ireland.The journalists write for some of Germany’s leading newspapers and began their visit at the stone fort Grianán of Aileach before heading to enjoy the scenery and views from Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula. Fáilte Ireland research shows that German visitors are attracted to our scenery, coastal areas, cliffs, and rocky seascapes. They also enjoy exploring in nature and offering a variety of activities is a key motivator for them.Brenda King, Fáilte Ireland’s International Publicity Executive, stressed the importance of international media coverage for Ireland –“Welcoming media, such as this group, to our shores plays a big part to ensuring Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way are on the map when it comes to attracting German visitors. We believe that it is extremely important for visiting media to experience first-hand what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer the adventure traveller.“The region around Donegal provides endless possibilities for walking and cycling and we are promoting this message heavily. By providing the visiting German media with a positive experience, the coverage created will be critical in attracting more German tourists to Ireland.” A number of activities have been arranged for the group to experience while on their visit to Donegal, such as the Wild Alpaca Way Walk; walking tour of Ramelton; meeting full time chef and part-time blogger Pauline Sugrue who runs the Wild Garlic Table cookery school; a walk along the Ballyhiernan Bay with guide Sean Mullan; visit to Glenveigh National Park; walking tour of Sliabh Liag with Paddy Clarke and a visit to the Distillery; meeting with representatives from the Donegal Food Tours.German media enjoy the delights of Donegal! was last modified: October 11th, 2019 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:donegalGermanMediavisitlast_img read more