Beholder works at Santa Anita in prep for Breeders’ Cup

first_imgARCADIA, California (AP):Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder completed her next-to-last workout in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where she is expected to meet Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.Beholder ran five furlongs in 1:02 under regular rider Gary Stevens yesterday at Santa Anita.American Pharoah went seven furlongs in 1:23 on Wednesday over the same track for trainer Bob Baffert.Richard Mandella, who trains Beholder, says she will ship to Keeneland on Monday and have one workout in Kentucky before the October 31 race.He says Beholder’s latest work was merely to maintain her form. Stevens says she’s “on top of her game.”last_img read more

Unstoppable Bell carries Petron closer to PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Katherine Bell took matters into her own hands to push Petron past F2 Logistics, 23-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-9, in Game 1 of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Finals Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bell played with reckless abandon, especially in the fifth set where she scored eight of the Blaze Spikers’ last nine points, including an emphatic kill from the back row.ADVERTISEMENT Petron also got a lift from Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Mika Reyes, who tallied nine points apiece.MJ Perez and Kennedy Bryan posted 16 and 15 points, respectively for the Cargo Movers, who had no answers for Bell’s array of attacks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “She was just unstoppable. She did everything. She led the fight for us when we needed it most,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino.“I told my players to forget what happened in the first two sets because we still have three more sets left. We just need to be patient and do what we worked on in practice,” he added. “The players accepted the challenge.”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 hard-hitting Bell erupted for 42 points off 36 kills while fellow American import Lindsay Stalzer added 17 points.Game 2 is on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with the Blaze Spikers looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s finals where the Cargo Movers won the last two games of the series to win the title. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READcenter_img Finally, unity in PH swimming In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Taxi driver dies after slamming into parked tractor

first_imgA hire car driver died after slamming into a parked tractor along the Corentyne, Berbice highway on New Year’s morning.Dead: Jaggernauth RamkarranDead is Jaggernauth Ramkarran, also called “Long Hair”, 50, of Grant 1802 Crabwood Creek, while the passenger Akesh Koochamala, 22, of Number 65 Village, Corentyne, is a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital after receiving injuries.Reports are the accident occurred at 03:15h on New Year’s Day at Number 67 Village. Reports are that Ramkarran was proceeding North along the western carriageway of the road reportedly at a fast speed when he swerved from stray animals and collided with the tractor. An eyewitness told Guyana Times that there were three cows on the road at the time of the incident.Another driver told this publication that both himself and Ramkarran were parked in front of Reno Hotel in Corriverton soliciting passengers when Ramkarran told him that he was going to Number 65 Village.According to the driver, when he returned from Crabwood Creek he heard of the accident.The car that was driven by RamkarranSpeaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s wife said based on the damage to the vehicle and the injuries her husband received, it was impossible for him to survive.“When I saw my husband, the devastation in me I became helpless. Everything was broken for him. He was bleeding like a pipe was leaking from his head. His head was open; everything was damaged for him. His nose was broken; there wasn’t a part good. Only the skin and the flesh were holding together but when you touch him you could feel how it is,” the grieving widow said in a graphic description of what she saw.Meanwhile, the accident has again highlighted the danger posed by animals along the Corentyne Highway and danger posed the by derelict vehicles which decorate the parapets of the Highway along the Upper Corentyne.During 2018 on several occasions, Region Six Regional Democratic Council raised concerns over the issue and had called on the Communities, Public Security and Public Infrastructure ministries to implement systems to make the Corentyne Highway safer for pedestrians and motorists.The tractor which Ramkarran slammed intoIn an invited comment, PM Regional Representative Gobin Harbhajan who has in the past been very vocal over the situation said parking on the road shoulders with heavy-duty agriculture machines has become a norm.He added that it had become hazard for both pedestrians and motorists.“Especially when a driver has to swerve from animals and end up slamming into one of these parked agriculture machines such as combines, tractors, trucks heavy-duty water pumps, cage wheel, romplough which carries 18 sharp roller blades.”The Corentyne Highway, Harbhajan noted, has also become the resting place for old minibuses and cars.“They junk it on the road shoulders and leave it to rot and in many cases vegetation will take over. I have been addressing this issue at the highest level for the past 13 years,” he said.“I have visited a few Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and met with overseers and pleaded with them to serve notice to the owners of junk heavy-duty machines and I met with a few station Sergeants many times on movable heavy-duty machinery especially tractors with cage wheel and heavy mud not to mention that some of these machines don’t have lights and reflectors they also pointing me to different directions, too many lives have been lost.”Late last year, a family on their way home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport served from an animal on the Corentyne Highway and slammed into a parked old truck. Two persons died on that occasion.In another incident, a lorry driver lost his life after the canter he was driving swerved from a pig and end up hitting a parked truck on the road shoulder.Over the Christmas holidays, another driver died after slamming into a refrigerator which was on the Corentyne Highway.last_img read more

FITUG threatens legal action against Govt

first_imgThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) is preparing to file legal action against the Government over what the union body sees as a violation of the existing laws regarding the selection of chairman of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB).This was announced by FITUG General Secretary Carvil Duncan when on Friday he met with members of the media and reported that a meeting had been held the previous day with Social Protection Ministers Amna Ally and Keith Scott, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle and a delegation from the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC).FITUG General Secretary, Carvil Duncan“They unilaterally appointed a chairman, which the court is now looking at, so having brought in FITUG and the TUC, they are going down a road that will end up in court,” Duncan told media operatives.In October 2015, FITUG had taken objection to Government’s appointment of former Justice Claudette La Bennett as Chairperson of the Trades Union Recognition and Certification Board, and had questioned the legal transparency of the process. FITUG is now questioning the appointment of the current board, withTrade Union Recognition and Certification Board Chairperson, former Justice Claudette La BennettDuncan claiming that, at last Thursday’s meeting, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally asked for nominations from GTUC, which signalled its support for Justice La Bennett to return as chairperson.“FITUG was then asked to nominate a person, and we made it clear that we have no faith and confidence in the present chairman; but at the same time, we requested until Monday, when we will submit to the minister our thoughts on a chairman,” the FITUG General Secretary outlined.However, he noted that a decision seems to have already been arrived at and their submission was just a matter of formality.The Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board has responsibility for determination of all applications and matters concerning the certification of trade unions as recognised majority unions. The FITUG General Secretary said the union body’s lawyers were informed of the intended court action, and will soon make a determination on the way forward.last_img read more

Duck soup

first_imgA Pacific-10 Conference Tournament championship banner would have made a nice addition to Galen Center. The rafters at the new arena are rather barren, accentuated only by the two retired jerseys USC added in the past twomonths. The Trojans have fought all season to prove they are a program on the rise, and they wanted something to show for all that hard work. They wanted a banner. They wanted rings. They wanted them a little too much. USC, which beat Oregon in tworegular-season meetings, got the jump on the Ducks again with a 7-2 start. But the game got ugly from there, with Oregon (26-7) going on a 19-2run led by sevenpoints from Aaron Brooks. Young, USC’s leading scorer at 17.6 points per game entering the contest, didn’t make a basket until hitting a 3-pointer with 4:13 left in the first half and the Trojans already down by 15. Dating to Friday’s game against Washington State, he went 40 minutes and 56 seconds without scoring a point. “He’s tough to guard,” Oregon’s Bryce Taylor said of Young. “But I just try to be physical, get in his head a little. I kind of know when he’s going to get his shot. He starts running much harder.” If USC had any hope of coming back after trailing by 13points at halftime, they were squelched early by Taylor. The Harvard-Westlake of Studio City product scored the first eight points of the second half as the Ducks opened up a 21-point lead. Oregon’s advantage swelled to 37after a 31-9 Ducks run concluded with back-to-back 3-pointers from Taylor. Taylor finished with 32points, making all 11 of his shots – including seven 3-pointers. On defense, he held Young to 10 points. “That’s part of his game,” said Young, who knows Taylor from his high school days playing at Cleveland of Reseda. “He’s a streaky shooter. When’s he’s in a zone, he’s on. Tonight was just one of those nights for him.” Gabe Pruitt, who was on fire Friday with a season-high 26points, cooled off against Oregon. After hitting a 3-pointer to open the game, he made just one of his next 11shots and finished with sixpoints. “We just didn’t come to play,” Pruitt said. “We came to play the first two times (against Oregon). Tonight, we didn’t. It’s tough. It came at the wrong time, in a championship game. But we can’t sulk on this loss. We’ve still got some games left, hopefully more than one.” The Trojans accomplished what they set out to last week, strengthening their position for the NCAA Tournament by winning two games. But getting so close to a title – and their first Pac-10 banner – only to get blown out erased the positives. “It would have been better if we lost to Washington State (in the semifinals) and saved ourselves this embarrassment,” Young said. “It was just one of those days.” USC’s previous 10 losses came by an average of sevenpoints, with none by more than 15. The good news heading into the NCAA Tournament is that the Trojans have lost consecutive games only once this season, and the second loss came in double-overtime at Washington State. “We’re going to treat it as an aberration,” Floyd said of Saturday’s game. “I got a lot of belief in these young men.” (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! USC came out flat and played its worst game of the season Saturday, losing 81-57 to No.16 Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament final at Staples Center. “We were too hyped,” USC guard Nick Young said. “We were too serious before the game. It’s not something we usually do. We are always joking around. But everybody took this game a little too seriously. That kind of got to us. It got in our heads.” The Trojans (23-11) are expected to make the NCAA Tournament, and will watch the selection show on TV today at Galen Center. But they won’t go in with the momentum or seeding a victory and tournament title would have brought. “If they watched today, we might be a 16,” coach Tim Floyd said of the selection committee’s task of seeding the Trojans. last_img read more

Donegal woman wins right to challenge court’s decision to block her planting hedge

first_imgA mother of two, who wants to plant a hedge around her home in Moville, has been granted leave of the High Court to challenge a decision of An Bord Pleanala which blocked her plans.Barrirster Michael O’Donnell told the High Court that Wendy Tweed, had bought the former ‘Hair O the Dog’ pub in Quay Street, Moville. She is currently refurbishing it as a home for herself, her husband and their two children aged five and seven.Mr O’Donnell said that having been given the go-ahead of Donegal County Council to turn the old hotel and pub premises into a three-bed two-storey dwelling, she sought additional planning permission for a four feet high post-and-wire boundary fence and hedge.The Irish Independent reports that Mr Justice Charles Meenan heard that the former pub car park and boundary touched on the lough shore and there had been objections from Foyle and Moville Rowing Club.The club contended that the fence would block the car park area, restrict vehicle turning space and seal off a “public viewing area,” all of which were on the private grounds of Ms Tweed’s new home.It claimed the fence would reduce a pedestrian footpath and create traffic and walking hazards on a steep cliff-like shore.Mr O’Donnell, who appeared with Tom Wylie of Babington Solicitors, Derry, said Ms Tweed wished to provide a safe and secure environment for her children where they could play with a degree of privacy. She would be fearful of allowing them to play in a car parking and turning area.He said she was the registered owner of the lands and Donegal County Council accepted that the property was not subject to any public rights. The rowing club had raised concerns in respect of the obstruction of access to the foreshore. He said the club was not a legal entity entitled to make any appeal against planning permission for the boundary fence.Ms Tweed told the court, in an affidavit, that the Bord’s inspector, Ms Dolores McCague who had been appointed to hear the appeal, in her assessment had concluded the lands within the boundary had been used by the public for parking cars, for viewing events on the Foyle and for general amenity use.Ms McCague had in effect held the property surrounds were public lands which could be used by the public as of right. Ms Tweed said the inspector made findings in respect of a range of public rights on the basis of vague and unsubstantiated assertions from persons who had no right or basis to do so, depriving her of all control over her property.Judge Meenan granted Ms Tweed leave to judicially review the finding of An Bord Pleanala and seek to quash its decision restraining erection of the hedge and fence.Ms Tweed was also granted leave to seek declarations that the property in question was not public land lands governed by public rights of parking, turning cars, viewing or access. The proceedings were made returnable to October 9.Donegal woman wins right to challenge court’s decision to block her planting hedge was last modified: August 16th, 2017 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:donegalhedgeHIGH COURTmovilleWendy Tweedlast_img read more


first_imgTERMON’S Ladies gaelic footballers are through to the All-Ireland Final!The Co Donegal champions beat Kilkerrin-Clonberne 3-11 to 2-12 – despite an astonishing extra 12 minutes of injury time.Geraldine McLaughlin was once again the star of the show as she hit 2-04 of the Termon Ladies scores. It’s an incredible achievement for the Termon girls.They will take on Mourneabbey from Cork on Sunday 30th November.Delighted manager Francie Friel was over the moon at the result today.“I don’t know where the extra 12 minutes came from but they felt even longer than that,” he said. “I’m sure the Cork team will be tough but we’re delighted to be in the All Ireland final now and looking forward to it.“We’ll get back to training next week and get ready for it. It’s a great day for all our girls and once again Geraldine (McLaughlin) was in superb form. They had three players on her all the time and they still couldn’t deal with her.”  SUPER TERMON LADIES THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:all-irelandfinalTermon ladieslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill is Fianna Fáil’s Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, Marine and Food, it was announced today.Senator Ó Domhnaill said today: “I am delighted to take up the role.“Agriculture is the largest indigenous sector in the country and will play a crucial role in creating jobs and boosting exports. “My mission is to ensure that the Government recognise the enormous value of the agriculture, fishing and agri-food industries.”Ó DOMHNAILL APPOINTED PARTY AGRICULTURE SPOKESMAN was last modified: May 26th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgTOP DJ Nikki Hayes has revealed there is a new love in her life…a soldier from County Donegal!And she has said that she’s “very happy” after finding love Letterkenny man Frank Black.The former 2FM DJ – now with Dublin station Spin 103 – says the relationship is “very out of the blue” for both of them. The pair have been dating for the past two months and Nikki said things have been going really well.“I know his family since college, his cousins are friends of mine but I only met him on my birthday for the first time,” she revealed.“He’s in the army, based in Cathal Brugha barracks, but he’s originally from Letterkenny. There was just something when we met and it’s nice to have something to smile about again.”The presenter – well known on the club circuit – says listeners have inundated her with messages of support since learning about her new love. Bray native Nikki, 33, has been working with the station since last September after RTE bosses decided to discontinue her weekend show on 2fm.She once said of her new station Spin: “It’s just stress free, everybody’s lovely, they’re all young and vibrant. In a way, it’s given me a new lease of life.”DJ ADMITS SHE’S IN LOVE WITH DONEGAL SOLDIER was last modified: June 7th, 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:donegalfrank blackletterkennynikki hayeslast_img read more


first_imgFIVE DONEGAL players have been named on The Sunday Game ‘Team of the Year’.Five others from Kerry, three from Mayo and two from Dublin made up the rest of the line-upPaul Durcan was named as goalkeeper, with centre back going to Neil McGee. The brilliant Neil Gallagher was named in midfield with Ryan McHugh at left half forward.Donegal captain Michael Murphy was picked ahead of Ciaran Donaghy at full forward. FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ‘SUNDAY GAME’ TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalRTESunday Gameteam of the yearlast_img read more