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first_imgBAFFERT’S MUCHO GUSTO CRUISES TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES; RIDDEN BY TALAMO, HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.96 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2019)–Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Mucho Macho Man got seven furlongs in 1:22.96.“He’s drawn the rail a lot and he’s still able to relax after he gets serious pressure,” said Talamo, who’s ridden Mucho Gusto in all of his races. “Today, he took two or three breathers around the turn and then he took off…After he broke his maiden (first time out at Los Alamitos on Sept. 20), I started working him a lot at Del Mar.  He never acted like a 2-year-old, he acted like an older horse.”Third going a mile and one eighth in the Grade III Sunland Derby March 24, Mucho Gusto, who is out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Itsagiantcauseway, was off as the 1-2 favorite in field of six sophomores and paid $3.00, $2.20 and $2.10.Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mucho Gusto picked up his third graded stakes win and a check of $60,000, increasing his earnings to $370,800. With all of his wins coming in graded stakes, he now has an overall mark of 6-4-1-1.Last after the first quarter mile, the Phil Oviedo-trained Manhattan Up finished with a flourish, touching Vantastic by a head for second money. Off at 5-1 with Tiago Pereira, Manhattan Up paid $4.80 and $2.80.“I’m feeling really good,” said Oviedo, himself a native of Bisbee, Arizona. “It looked like speed was holding all day, so for him to finish up like he did was pretty impressive. I might run him around two turns before the meet is over.”Vantastic, who sat a close third early, tried to pounce on the winner turning for home, but couldn’t match strides with him an eighth of a mile out. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Vantastic, who finished 3 ½ lengths in front of second choice Sparky Ville, was off at 6-1 and paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.41, 45.58 and 1:10.40.last_img read more

Pacquiao wants Matthysse; Arum picks Alvarado

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While the venue is a non-issue as far as Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 knockouts) is concerned, the Fighting Senator likes Matthysse (39-4, 36 knockouts) over Alvarado (38-4, 26 knockouts) to be his opponent.Arum, of course, prefers Alvarado because the former world champion is, like Pacquiao, with his Top Rank Promotions.—ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boxer Manny Pacquiao and his coach Freddy Roach chat as boxing promoter Bob Arum (R) looks on at a press conference in Beverly Hills, California on September 8, 2016, announcing the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas on November 5th. / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNBoth Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse want to fight each other.But promoter Bob Arum insists it’s not going to happen, leaning on Mike Alvarado to get a crack at Pacquiao when the eight-division world champion returns to the ring in April.ADVERTISEMENT Whoever will get his way will likely be known within the week, otherwise Pacquiao’s comeback timetable will be pushed back to May.Matthysse, on the other hand, called out Pacquiao after knocking out Tewa Kiram in the eighth round to clinch the World Boxing Association welterweight crown on Jan. 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.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 folkFor his part, the 86-year-old Arum had earlier announced that he’s close to forging a doubleheader pitting Horn against Terrence Crawford and Pacquiao against Alvarado on April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York.On Tuesday, however, Arum changed his mind and said that he’s moving the promotion over to Las Vegas, particularly Mandalay Bay, so as not to deluge New York with boxing cards. MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Urgent call: Make it Pacquiao vs Matthysse Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Politicised decisions are no basis for management of any industry

first_imgDear Editor,With reference to the recent editorial about sugar, published on May 23, 2019, I offer a few comments:1: We grow sugarcane, as we have for centuries. We produce raw sugar, as we have for centuries. That model is broken. However, it’s a huge leap from this position to a wholesale withdrawal from the cultivation of sugarcane. Growing sugarcane need not just be about producing (raw) sugar: that mindset is equally outdated. As the Private Sector has shown, there is ample potential in value-added products (such as rum).2: Exactly two years ago, I suggested in these columns that we shift our focus from sugar to bagasse and listed products made in India, New York, Japan and Kenya; high-end textiles, paper, briquettes. Similar suggestions have been made by others. They continue to fall on deaf ears. Either the will or the vision is lacking.3: The problems within the sugar industry predate the current Administration but they have consistently played a bad hand poorly. The (mis)managed decline of the industry reveals a larger truth: administrations, with their short-term focus, are ill-suited to devise and deliver the long-term, large-scale transformative changes required in any industry. Put simply, the State’s missteps on sugar, an industry that is embedded in the country’s DNA, augur ill for it to play a similar role in oil (for example, by developing a refinery), an industry about which we know nothing.4: A weak State, such as we have in Guyana, is perhaps best confined to the role of regulator, enabler and watchman. On current evidence, the State should retreat from industry: it should not have control of any industry where thousands of jobs are at stake. Politicised decisions are no basis for the management or development of any industry.Yours faithfully,Isabelle de Caireslast_img read more

Drug activity may have caused apartment explosion

first_imgThe Fort St. John Fire Department will continue to investigate the exact cause of the explosion and fire.   If you have any information about the explosion, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Photo:  Three windows of the apartment on the bottom floor were blown out in the explosion – Russ Beerling/ Advertisement -By StaffThe Fort St. John RCMP say drug activity within an apartment suite may have caused the explosion and fire.The Fort St. John Fire Department and the RCMP responded to the explosion at 9820 102 avenue Friday night.  All of the buildings residences were evacuated safely and no one suffered life threatening injuries.Accommodations for the displaced residents were arranged through the City of Fort St. John Emergency Coordinator.  At this time, its unknown when residents can return to their homes as the building will need to undergo an inspection to determine if it is safe.If you are a tenant of the building, contact LI-CAR Management Group at 250-785-2662 for updates on when you may enter the building to retrieve belongings.Advertisementlast_img read more

Blueberry River First Nations unhappy with industrial development

first_imgNearly 75% of the area inside BRFN traditional territory is within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance, and over 80 per cent is within 500 metres. The BRFN has used their own resources to create a Land Stewardship Framework which is a response to the damaged condition of the territory. The BRFN feels that they needed to take this step since the government has not taken the situation seriously. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 84% of the traditional territory of the Blueberry River First Nations is being negatively impacted by industrial work, according to a new report.In a news conference in Vancouver, the Blueberry First Nations expressed concerns after the major report was released.The review that was released today found that “the Province of B.C. has not only continued to authorize industrial development in the BRFN traditional territory, but has done so at an accelerated scale and rate, despite its knowledge of the worsening cumulative effects on BRFN traditional territory.”“Elders and land users give me daily reports of continuing damage to our lands and water. Development has extinguished our traditional way of life on wide areas of our land.” said Chief Yahey.- Advertisement -The 2016 Disturbance Atlas, which was commissioned by BRFN and the David Suzuki Foundation, and authored by Ecotrust Canada, comes after findings of the 2012 Atlas which found numerous impacts.The major findings in 2016 were as follows:Advertisement Of the total area of B.C. reserved for pipelines via tenures, 46 per cent (13,000 kilometres) falls within BRFN traditional territory.Advertisement Active petroleum and natural gas tenures cover nearly 70 per cent of BRFN traditional territory. Since the 2012 report was released, the government of BC has authorized construction of more than 2,600 oil and gas wells, 1,884 km of petroleum access and permanent roads, 740 km of petroleum development roads, 1,500 km of new pipelines and 9,400 km of seismic lines in BRFN traditional territory.Chief Yahey says that these incidents are pushing the culture to the brink of extinction.“Despite raising these concerns directly with the premier and with provincial ministers, there has been no meaningful response to this critical threat. Instead, the province continues to approve major industrial undertakings in our territory, including major fracking operations and the Site C Dam, willfully ignoring that each new approval brings our unique culture closer to extinction.”Advertisement Nearly 200,000 hectares of BRFN’s traditional territory has been logged since 1950. While 60% of B.C. is considered intact forest landscape, BRFN traditional territory has little intact forest landscape remaining — less than 14%. With over 100,000 kilometres of linear features in BRFN territory, linear density has reached levels vastly exceeding known thresholds for wildlife habitat.last_img read more


first_imgTwo young Letterkenny men have been jailed for their part in a riot on a local housing estate in which more than €10,000 of damage was caused.The scene hours after the riot at Thornberry with lockers thrown out the window of the houseMartin McClelland, 23, and Eddie McLaughlin, 21, were part of a group of people who barricaded themselves into a house at The Green, Thornberry. Gardai were called after landlord Peter O’Donnell was assaulted in the early hours of October 13th, 2011.Mr O’Donnell visited the house after neighbours complained of noise but when he arrived he was assaulted.He contacted Gardai but when they arrived, they found a group of young people locked into the house.When Gardai tried to gain entry they were forced to run for cover when they were pelted with bottles, cans and pieces of furniture.Furniture was thrown out onto the streetOne man hung dangerously from a window of the upstairs part of the three storey dwelling.Up to 20 Gardai using shields and riot gear eventually gained entry to the premises.Inside they found thirteen people including three females, one of whom was a juvenile.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard yesterday how both men had previous convictions for public order offences.McClelland, who was only released from prison in the summer after serving two years, has 40 previous convictions.However the court heard that the father-of-one from Manor View, Letterkenny, started a cookery course in prison and is now attending the Killybegs College of Catering.McLaughlin, who had seven previous convictions, told the court he was sorry for his part in the riot and his barrister pleaded for one last chance for his client.Judge John O’Hagan said it was very lucky that none of the Gardai carrying out their duty were injured in what became a riot situation.He said he had been asked to give the men a last chance but stated they have already had them.He sentenced McLaughlin to 18 months in prison and also gave McLelland the same sentence but suspended the last three months because of his efforts in returning to college.MEN JAILED AFTER ‘RIOT’ ON LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE was last modified: November 1st, 2013 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:CIRCUIT COURTEddie McLaughlinletterkennyMartin McClellandTHORNBERRYlast_img read more


first_imgA new and exciting ultra-cycling event is due to take place in Donegal this June, with cyclist facing a gruelling 540km along the route of Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.The concept which is similar to “Race Around Ireland” and “Race Across America” will see solo racers, teams of two, four and eight, battle it out to conquer Donegal’s most scenic coastal roads, all within the 60 hours time limit.The race will be based in the Mount Errigal hotel in Letterkenny, where the competitors will depart for Inishowen, travelling anticlockwise towards Malin head and over Mamore Gap before returning to Letterkenny via Buncrana. It will then follow the Wild Atlantic Way in a southerly direction taking in Knockalla, Fanad Head, Atlantic Drive, Hornhead, Carrickfin, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap before finishing in Letterkenny.With an ever increasing number of events taking place in the county, this is a unique challenge and will test the most hardened endurance racers. While the solo category is aimed at serious athletes, the team categories are very open to cyclists of all abilities. Racers in the team categories cycle in a relay format (not in a pair/team of four together, etc) with frequency of change over being at the discretion of the team and crew.The race, which is being organised by local endurance athletes Sean Mc Fadden and Shaun Stewart, will start in Letterkenny on Friday 24th June. Online registration opens on Friday 1st April. For full details check out the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race on and on Facebook.NEW ULTRA RACE TO FIND ITS FEET IN DONEGAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 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:donegalracesean mcfaddenlast_img read more

Fans praise Mark Noble for ‘pocketing’ Pogba during outstanding performance

first_img31 year old Mark Noble controlling the midfield and pocketing Man U players like loose change.— 👑 DaddyMO 👑 🚀♠️ (@officialdaddymo) September 29, 2018 RANKED However, they have now turned things around with four impressive results and Noble has been a key part of the transformation.Manuel Pellegrini’s side won 3-1 at Everton, drew 0-0 with Chelsea, beat Macclesfield 8-0 and then conquered United.On Saturday, Noble put his opposition midfielders, including Paul Pogba, to shame – a fact that was picked up on by fans on social media.You can read a round-up of the best reaction below. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Manchester United News REVEALED REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker silverware Just a reminder that Mark Noble bullied Paul Pogba for him to be subbed off.— Samue (@VintageSalah) September 29, 2018 Mark Noble literally obliterated Pogba. Pogba got what he wanted and was let to play an attacking role behind the strikers and still got pocketed by a Mark Noble 🤷 Inconsistent.— ynwa (@arabdeek) September 29, 2018 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January deals England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won When Mark Noble get’s home he is going to empty his back pocket and find Pogba in there.— Danny Joe Dicker (@DannyJoeDicker1) September 29, 2018 Who says Mourinho doesn’t improve players?He’s making Mark Noble look like a peak Iniesta. #WHUMUN— Dan Williamson (@winkveron) September 29, 2018center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets 1 United had over five midfielders on the pitch today, and they were all outplayed by 76 year old Mark Noble.Reply.— The Papi (@tawah89) September 29, 2018 IN DEMAND Mark Noble as man of the match against you is as bad as it gets. That should never, ever happen…— Jay (@RFFH) September 29, 2018 Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Mark Noble has been our best player today by an absolute mile. Captain class.— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) September 29, 2018 boost Mark Noble running rings around Paul Pogba.— Thanos (@BilboRocky) September 29, 2018 Mark Noble was named ‘Man of the Match’ as West Ham beat Manchester United 3-1 at the London Stadium.The aging midfielder, now 31, had come in for much criticism in the early weeks of the new season as the Hammers lost their first four matches in the league. We made a finished mark noble look like iniesta today. My goodness.— Mamaa (@ama_kusi) September 29, 2018 FAREWELL Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interestedlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Garth Brooks superfan Edel Kirwan Roulston has made it to Croke Park….but she had to make do with a cardboard cut-out of her hero.Edel was one of many fans who couldn’t get tickets for the original show…months before the cancellation.So Brooks called Highland Radio and promised tickets for Edel. Alas it wasn’t to be (and we’re not going to go into why AGAIN!)So here’s Edel, friends and Mr Brooks pictured today – outside Croke Park!“There was no-one else to be seen,” said a sad Edel.  GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN MAKES IT TO CROKE PARK – TO ‘MEET’ THE STAR! was last modified: July 28th, 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:concertEdel KirwanGarth Brookslast_img read more

Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox triumph

first_imgIn a year when box office revenue will decline for the first time in more than a decade, venerable Hollywood movie studios Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox – both more than 80 years old – have managed to stand above the fray to achieve record years. Speculation abounds over why ticket sales are more than 5 percent behind 2004 levels but executives at Warner Bros. and Fox have spent much of the year with mostly big smiles on their faces when receiving their weekend box office estimates. “This is an industry that is content-driven, and when the content is there, the box office responds,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution. “There’s really nothing broken, it’s just a matter of coming back with some good product. Fox is having a good year as we are.” As of Monday, first-place Warner Bros. had reached $1.32 billion in domestic ticket sales compared with the $1.29 billion earned by second-place Fox, according to Box Office Mojo. Warner Bros. has now grossed $1 billion or more for three consecutive years and exceeded 2001 totals, the studio’s previous best. For Fox, its 2005 performance was obviously greatly boosted by releasing the year’s top-grossing movie: “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” which earned $380.8 million in ticket sales domestically. But Fox also had two other summer hits that exceeded expectations, starting with the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie vehicle “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Concern over whether the blanket tabloid coverage of the stars’ personal lives would overshadow the film disappeared after it opened in first place and went on to gross $186.3 million. A month later, the superhero film “Fantastic Four” shocked the industry on its way to earning $154.7 million domestically. This fall, the studio has enjoyed solid success with the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” which is heading toward the $90 million mark and counting. “I think Fox’s secret is like Warners’ secret: it was the product we put out this year,” said Bruce Snyder, Fox’s president of distribution. “It worked and people wanted to see it. It’s a matter of the mix of movies and we were fortunate.” But it wasn’t all a string of success for Fox, which stumbled badly at the start of the summer season with the period epic “Kingdom of Heaven” directed by Ridley Scott. The film made just $47.4 million at the box office and is considered one of the costlier bombs of 2005. But only weeks later, Fox released the final “Star Wars” film. “Fox generally has solid marketing campaigns for their pictures,” Gray said. “`Star Wars’ was not a marketing challenge but they positioned ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Walk the Line,’ among others, very well.” For his part, Fellman is confident that Warner Bros. will have another stellar year in 2006 and also believes that most of the other studios will fare better than they did in 2005. “If you look at their schedules for next year, I think you’ll agree everyone will be stronger than they were,” he said. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Warner Bros. was the only studio to have three films gross more than $200 million at the box office. Its successes were led by “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the third movie in a series based on the popular books by J.K. Rowling. “Potter” had grossed $263.2 million as of Sunday, has been in the top 10 for six weeks, and is the second-highest grossing film released in 2005. During the summer, when many studios saw their tent-pole films collapse due to audience indifference, Warner Bros. had major hits with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” ($206.4 million) and “Batman Begins” ($205.3 million). “They had it together this year,” said Brandon Gray, president of Box Office Mojo, which tracks movie ticket grosses daily. “Each of their top three films performed at or above expectations and accounted for about $680 million of their business. They also had a lot of mid-range performers and not a lot of flops.” Warner Bros.’ 2005 numbers were further boosted by Academy Award Best Picture winner “Million Dollar Baby,” which earned much of its $100.4 million gross this year. But the studio also had some unexpected flops including “Miss Congeniality 2” starring Sandra Bullock and “Man of the House” with Tommy Lee Jones. last_img

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