Female rider notches double at Caymanas Park

first_imgMellisa Ward, who on November 28 became the first of the three female apprentices to ride a winner, FIFTYONESTORM, enjoyed her best day in the saddle at Caymanas Park yesterday, notching the first double of her short career.The 21-year-old Camperdown High graduate looked improved in booting hot 4-5 favourite CLASSIK MAKIT in the third race and 2-1 favourite POWEROFTHECAT in the seventh, just lasting home by a head from the fast-finishing TIMEFORACAT, with fellow apprentice Linton Steadman aboard.She just missed a triple when 3-1 chance CHANGE HIM NAME was beaten in a photo finish by INFANTRY OFFICER under Aaron Chatrie in the first race, but she could be deemed unlucky, having lost her whip when challenging on the rails midway the last furlong.Ward, who has now won four races, said: “I am happy with my progress, but I still have a lot to learn, and I’m taking it one day at a time.”Saturday-Sunday meetsFellow apprentice Dane Dawkins rode three winners at the back-to-back Saturday-Sunday meets, including 22-1 outsider LITTLEMISSEMMY (made all) for trainer Anthony Nunes and owner-breeder Karl Samuda in the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association Trophy race over 1200m on Saturday. Nunes, who was away in Trinidad, won three races on the card.last_img read more

NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated

first_imgThe Lady Spikers’ momentum in the final set, however, was halted when NU was allowed to rotate and trim the deficit to 12-9 prompting Santiago to get back on the floor.And Santiago went to work in the wee moments of the set when she first put NU in match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill from the middle.May Luna was able to tie the set at 14-14 but Santiago once again proved her worth for NU when she powered home Nabor’s pass for the 15-14 lead before Aiko Urdas iced the match with a service ace.Santiago’s offensive production wouldn’t be that potent if not for the harmonic playmaking of Nabor who had all 53 of NU’s excellent sets, 20 more than what La Salle had as a team.Risa Sato had 15 points to help NU while Urdas and Audrey Paran had 10 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ View comments Reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 14 points to lead La Salle while Luna and Kianna Dy had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was business as usual for Jaja Santiago, who dominated anew with 27 points for NU.“These players delivered,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino as he pointed to Santiago and setter Jasmine Nabor. “Actually the only thing I did was remind them on what they had to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“And Jasmine really had control of the team, whatever she said the team followed.”La Salle was able to keep NU at bay momentarily at bay in the fifth set when it took a 12-8 lead after Desiree Cheng weaved the ball through Joni Anne Chavez’ reception. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a showdown between unbeaten teams, National University walked away with a perfect record after outlasting defending champion De La Salle, 26-24, 19-24, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs now own sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 4-0 record, the best start in recent memory, while the Lady Spikers slipped to second at 3-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

first_imgCarpio 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon two years ago.The sisters are also expected to compete in singles.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 crownThe clay-court Grand Slam tournament starts on Sunday.The French Open will mark Serena Williams’ first major tournament in more than a year. A three-time champion in singles, she hasn’t played at a Grand Slam event since winning the Australian Open in January 2017, while pregnant. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Stronger next time Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this July 9, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams, left, hits a return, as her sister and playing partner Venus Williams looks on, during during the women’s doubles final against Yaroslava Shvedova, of Kazahkstan and Timea Babos, of Hungary, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)PARIS — Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open.The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

UG setting the stage for programmes in energy sector – in talks with Natural…

first_imgUG Vice Chancellor Dr Ivelaw GriffithThe University of Guyana (UG) is still to commence programmes that could supplement Guyana’s newfound oil and gas sector, but Vice Chancellor, Dr Ivelaw Griffith said the institution was still in the process of making the platform available.Following an announcement by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine earlier this year that a Petroleum Engineer Programme was to be introduced to the University by the new school year, officials at the country’s premier tertiary institution disclosed that the University was nowhere close to offering such programme.Asked about the progress thus far, Dr Griffith told Guyana Times recently that the University was still in talks with the Ministries with responsibility for the oil and gas sector. He informed that a few weeks ago he had met with the Registrar and UG’s Chemistry Department Head to look at what was currently offered on energy at the University.“We are not comfortable that we do not have the whole package yet. I’d like to know what we have, not only offering  as classes, but what we have by way of research, because the enterprise of energy has to be researched and so we had a second effort to put one package together to understand where we are,” the VC told Guyana Times.He said the University held talks with the Natural Resources and Agriculture Ministries on a “lot of energy aspects on what is it Government anticipates needing, what it is we have and what gaps need to be filled”. He said the conversation with the respective Ministries was ongoing.“We agreed that there is a game plan and before we sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University and the Ministry, we want to be comfortable to know what we have and what gaps are to be filled. That is where we are at the moment. I expect to have a meeting with the Minister in November with the Natural Resources Ministry and to discuss the crossovers and commonalities are,” he informed.The recent discovery of oil in Guyana’s waters by US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has evoked a new level of hope for Guyana’s ailing economy. And while questions have been raised about whether the country’s top tertiary institution would be able to galvanise itself to help realise the promised profits to the economy, critics say the response was a far cry from what was really needed to take hold of the emerging industry.University Chancellor, Dr Nigel Harris had said earlier that the institution had better be prepared for the oil and gas sector, which promised economic growth for Guyana.“We had better be able to address that area,” the Chancellor told Guyana Times when asked on Wednesday. He was at the time addressing Journalists at a forum where he disclosed the plans the fairly new administration had for the institution.He said the US oil company has already approached the University and has been making inquiries about its current arrangement for an industry that is likely to place the country’s economy on another level.While the University is already offering programmes related to the industry, others are in the pipeline, the Professor said. However, much more needs to be done, he noted, stating that he will be arranging with the University of the West Indies (UWI), where he recently served as Vice Chancellor and international agencies, assistance for the institution.According to Harris, UWI has been training petroleum engineers and other persons in the industry for the past four decades.“It may be that the UG may not be able to provide all the staff they need. So, we are planning to link the University of Guyana with international institutions. I will be pushing for links with UWI…. It does not make sense that we have the next-door neighbours and not take advantage of the programmes,” he told Guyana Times.last_img read more

Blame me for World Cup shame, insists Scolari

first_img Luiz Felipe Scolari insists the Brazilian fans should blame him for their country’s World Cup humiliation Luiz Felipe Scolari insists the Brazilian fans should blame him for their country’s World Cup humiliation.The hosts’ dream were extinguished in Belo Horizonte as they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany, but Scolari refused to point the finger at his players.“Who is responsible for this result? I am, it’s me,” he said. “The blame for this catastrophic result can be shared between us all, but the person who decided the line-up, the tactics was me. It was my choice.“We tried to do what we could, we did our best – but we came up against a great German team. We couldn’t react to going behind. Not even the Germans can tell you how this happened – but it’s because their skills and you have to respect that.“My message for the Brazilian people is this. Please excuse us for this performance. I’m sorry that we weren’t able to get to the final – and we’re going to try to win the third place match. We still have something to play for.”Scolari admitted this defeat was “the worst day of his life” and admitted he will always be remembered for it.He added: “I think it’s probably the worst moment of my life. I’ve lost other matches. When you lose 4-0 or 5-0, it’s basically the same thing.“Naturally, if I were to think of my life as a player, as a coach, as a teacher, this was the worst day of my life. But life goes on.?”I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1, the worst defeat Brazil have ever had, but that was a risk I knew I was running when I accepted this position. Life goes on. That’s what I’ll do.” 1last_img read more

Hermosa man stabbed, robbed at apartment of online friend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe victim was treated in a local hospital. His current condition was not released. A Hermosa Beach man was stabbed and robbed last night when he went to the appartment of a woman he met online. About 7 p.m. Sunday, the man went to a Hermosa Beach apartment in the 400 block on Herondo Street. The women he had met online had “invited him over for a social time,” Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Lance Heard said. Once he was lured inside, the female, who was a juvenile, and her 21-year-old boyfriend stabbed and robbed the man of his belongings. The man escaped and called 911 from his cell phone while the suspects drove away. Police pulled over the car on Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo and arrested the two suspects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Iran threatens ‘pain, harm’ to U.S. over nuclear stance

first_img Meanwhile, the five permanent members of the council met to discuss a first response to the Iran nuclear crisis. One council diplomat said after the quick meeting that Britain had proposed that ElBaradei report back in two weeks about Iran’s progress toward compliance with IAEA resolutions. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because consultations were private. Iran claims its nuclear program is peaceful and only aimed at generating electricity, but an increasing number of countries have come to share the U.S. view that Tehran is seeking to develop atomic weapons. Iran has been under growing international pressure over the past three years as the IAEA compiled worrying details about its nuclear activities. But formal Security Council involvement opens a new dimension because the U.N. body could impose economic and political sanctions against Iran. Such action is unlikely because of opposition from Russia and China, which have strategic and commercial ties with Tehran. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested Wednesday that Moscow would not support sanctions and he ruled out military action. “I don’t think sanctions as a means to solve a crisis have ever achieved a goal in the recent history,” Lavrov said after meeting Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations. He added that Russia was “convinced that there is no military solution to this crisis” – an apparent rebuttal to Vice President Dick Cheney’s warning this week that Iran would face “meaningful consequences” if it does not back away from an international confrontation over its nuclear program. Cheney did not specify what the U.S. would do, but said it “is keeping all options on the table.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The meeting also set the stage for a potential struggle between Washington, which seeks harsh measures against Tehran, and Moscow, which advocates a softer line. But the head of the IAEA – the U.N. nuclear watchdog – cast Security Council involvement as a continuation of diplomacy with Iran. Mohamed ElBaradei also suggested that Washington might need to talk to Tehran directly if negotiations reach the stage of focusing on security guarantees to Tehran in exchange for concessions on its nuclear program. “Once we start to discuss security issues my personal view (is) that at one point the U.S. should also be engaged into a dialogue,” ElBaradei told reporters. The IAEA put the Security Council on alert over the issue last month but delayed any action to give more time for diplomacy under an agreement by the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain – the five permanent Security Council members that wield veto power. VIENNA, Austria – Iran threatened the United States with “harm and pain” Wednesday if the U.S. tries to use the U.N. Security Council – which has the power to impose sanctions – as a lever to punish Tehran for its suspect nuclear program. Washington warned that Tehran has enough nuclear material for up to 10 atomic bombs. Hours after the Iranian and U.S. exchange, some members of the Security Council took up the issue for the first time, with the five permanent nations holding consultations in New York. The rhetoric reflected the intensity of the debate at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy’s 35-nation board in Vienna over a critical report on Iran’s nuclear program. The meeting ended late Wednesday, formally opening the path to Security Council action that could range from a mild statement urging compliance to sanctions or even military measures. last_img read more

COLÁISTE AILIGH U17’S SOCCER TEAM MAKE HISTORY AS THEY CAPTURE FIRST EVER TITLE

first_imgColáiste Ailigh’s u14 rugby team arrived back to the school last Wednesday with their first ever piece of silverware following success in the Plate final of the county u14 Rugby blitz. The photo shows the successful team with their manager Tonia Ni Chadhla.The on Friday the schools u17 soccer team won their first ever soccer cup following a 4-1 victory over Errigal College in a very closely contested match. The photo shows the successful team with their manager Finn Harps player Keith Cowan. COLÁISTE AILIGH U17’S SOCCER TEAM MAKE HISTORY AS THEY CAPTURE FIRST EVER TITLE was last modified: May 18th, 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:Colaiste AilighNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

McCann Named MVC Track Athlete Of The Week

first_imgDrake University’s Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, April 5.McCann earned the weekly honor by winning his heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8:47.35 at the Stanford Invitational on Friday. His time was just three seconds off his personal best in the event.  At the time of the race, his finish was the fastest in the nation and currently ranks as the ninth fastest in the nation, sixth fastest in the West region and the fastest in the MVC by nearly eight seconds. In his race, he defeated competitors from Washington State, Arizona, Colorado, Tulsa and Penn.The Drake University track and field team is set to compete this weekend at the Ottawa Braves Invitational on April 9 in Ottawa, Kan.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SADNESS AT PASSING OF MADGIE McGEE

first_imgThere has been widespread sadness in West Donegal and further afield following the death of Madgie McGee.Madgie (nee Boyle), from Upper Dore, Gweedre and formerly of Bunaman, Annagry, leaves behind a large circle of family and friends including grandsons Neil and Eamon from the Donegal senior GAA team.Her remains are reposing at her late residence at Upper Dore, Bunbeg. Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed later.The house is private from 11pm till 10am.Family flowers only with donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Shaun Mc Glynn, Funeral Directors, Dungloe or any family member.  SADNESS AT PASSING OF MADGIE McGEE was last modified: August 27th, 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:deathdonegalGweedoreMadgie McGeelast_img read more