first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: “We had a really good trip, he broke really sharp, I noticed the two outside horses went and I was just trying to track them around there. He was just full of run turning for home. He just tries really hard and you can do whatever you want with him, he finally drew the outside today so we were able to kind of sit outside. With the right trip, I don’t think this colt has any distance limitations.  If he settles like he did today, he’s gonna be very tough.  He can go to the lead or sit second or third, as long as he settles, he’ll finish.”MIKE SMITH, ROADSTER, SECOND:  “My horse ran good, but Mucho Gusto is really good right now.  We just couldn’t run him down, but this should set him up good for next time.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: “I thought maybe Kingly would be on the lead but I think he was just playing it by ear but when the one (Visitant) went they just sat. I told Joe, if we are going to win any bigger purses this horse need to learn to relax instead of going out there fast all the time. I think this horse is maturing, he is a late foal and he’s getting better. That race at Sunland (Grade III Sunland Derby, two starts back on March 24) set him back a little. They went so fast. There’s some derbies around, but I think he’ll probably go to the Haskell (Invitational, Grade I, 1 1/8 miles July 20 at Monmouth Park).  As long as he relaxes, he’ll run that far. When we run him in these races we just try to get something positive from him, but I think Mucho has really improved.“Roadster was coming at the end but he’s not quite where he was, this was a positive move forward. He needs a little bit more weight on him after the Derby. He’s not where he was (when he won the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 6), but he’ll get there.  He needed a turnaround race and hopefully this is it.“It’s just one of those thing where we are just happy that we won it because when you have three of them in a race you hope you win it with one of them.”NOTES: Bob Baffert trained both runner up Roadster and Kingly. The winning owner is Michael Petersen.last_img read more

Ecuador’s technical staff reduces salary by 70%

first_imgHe coaching staff of the Ecuadorian national coach, Jordi Cruyff, accepted a 70 percent reduction of his salary due to the crisis the country is experiencing due to the coronavirussaid today the president of the Ecuadorian Football Federation, Francisco Egas.“The salary cut that the national team will have is close to 70 percent. I am calm commitment of the technical staff. They are at the top of the project, a lot of work has been done, “said the manager to a local station.This is an adjustment that the local newspaper Express encrypted in absolute terms at about $ 105,000, that is to say, that it will receive 45,000 dollars instead of the 150,000 agreed. “We approach positions so that there can be considerable relief in terms of payments in the next three or four months “, Egas explained who stressed that the measure was taken by Spanish-Dutch coach initiative and its collaborators. The cutout is part of a 20 point emergency plan approved by the FEF in the face of the health emergency and it will be in force, according to this medium, until national and international football reactivate normally.Despite that sharp cut, some critical members of the Egas strategy Within the highest directory they had asked for more extreme measures, such as the suspension of contracts. Carlos Galarza, one of the most critical of Egas, confirmed to Efe that in a virtual meeting of the Board in which they were approved All the sizesHe had proposed “the temporary termination by mutual agreement of the contracts” in the face of sports inactivity.He Ecuadorian football and the international tournaments for which it was going to prepare since last March the Ecuador national team, such as the South American qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and this year’s Copa América, jointly between Argentina and Colombia, they were suspended after the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Little playing time, big impact: May Luna shines in Game 1 win

first_imgMay Luna. Photo from Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs expected, graduating stars Mary Joy Baron, Kim Kianna Dy and Dawn Macandili showed up for defending champion La Salle in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals against Far Eastern University Saturday.But the Lady Spikers also needed a big lift from super sub May Luna in the third set to beat Far Eastern University in a hard-fought three-setter, 29-27, 25-21, 25-22.ADVERTISEMENT READ: La Salle nears 3-peat, pounces on error-prone FEU in Game 1Luna only played one full set and made it count. She converted timely hits as part of a pivotal 7-0 surge in the third set that put La Salle in the driver’s seat, 19-15, after falling behind by five, 8-3.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“I just don’t want coach to think that I’m not rewarding his trust in me,” said Luna, who finished with nine points, seven of which off spikes, in Filipino. “I don’t want coach to lose that trust.”READ: Super sub May Luna always ready to step up to the plate for La Salle Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Inexperience bites FEU in Game 1 loss to La Salle P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The third-year outside hitter’s latest performance has certainly made a good account of herself.With the Lady Spikers trailing, Luna pushed her team ahead, 16-15, with back-to-back service aces that took the air out of the Lady Tamaraws.La Salle goes for a third consecutive crown on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Govt must end its witch-hunting campaign

first_imgDear Editor,The announcement in the Chronicle that Dr Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington have been charged ‘…for alleged misconduct in public office…’ reveals the vindictiveness of this A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) regime.This is clearly an attempt to destroy the professional lives of these two gentlemen. Their only ‘crime’ being that they worked dedicatedly to promote this country and our people’s interests while the People’s Progressive Party/Civic was in office. As a former President who worked with these two outstanding Guyanese men, I can vouch for their uprightness, professionalism and integrity while in public office. This latest attack on Dr Singh and Brassington is a continuation of the witch-hunting and the racial and political discrimination that has characterised this APNU/AFC regime since it took office in May of 2015. Not content in forcing these outstanding gentlemen to seek employment outside of Guyana, they now seem determined to destroy their professional lives. We cannot build a country with such vindictiveness and spite.Sincerely,Donald Ramotarlast_img read more

Ethical and acceptable behaviour

first_imgDear Editor,The revelation that ExxonMobil paid the travelling expenses of the Minister of Petroleum’s wife, First Lady Sandra Granger; Head of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe; and that of the entourage is extremely disappointing to learn. It would seem that the Granger Administration is incapable of comprehending what constitutes ethical and acceptable behaviour.In sports coaching, we look for ‘teaching’ moments, and then there are times when repetition of mistakes is so glaring that the coach must take the ‘hairdryer’ approach, made famous by Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United fame, and bellow at players.This is not a teaching moment; that was in 2017, when five members of Granger’s Cabinet went on an all-expenses-paid junket to ExxonMobil’s headquarters in Houston for as yet unspecified reasons. First Lady Sandra Granger should have been better advised, and her office should have stood all expenses for her participation in this ceremony.The naivety of the Minister of Petroleum, President Granger, is stunning, and again raises questions in regard to his competence in any area of governance.Dr Mark Bynoe, who has spent his time as Head of the Department of Energy engaged in talks with primary school children and in churches delivering sermons on ‘Christian oil and gas’, has seminally failed the people of Guyana by not producing a working Local Content Policy, regulations, and enforcing legislation.Dr Bynoe is a professional, and must have known that he cannot, and must not, accept any gift, paid expense, or reimbursement of any kind from any entity, more so one which he is expected to regulate. Dr. Bynoe has compromised his office and himself beyond personal repair.Arguments about the suitability of the First Lady for the launching of the FPSO are a distraction, for that is not in question. The facts are that the Head of the Department of Energy and the wife of the Minister of Petroleum accepted an improper gift of travel; these are unquestionable facts, damming ones.Editor, Mrs Granger and Dr Bynoe, no doubt, met with officials from companies such as SBM (Liza Destiny Constructor) who are notorious for bribing government officials all over the world. For example, SBM ordered a hull for the Liza Destiny weeks before being awarded the contract by ExxonMobil; and, six months later, were charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act by the United States Department of Justice.Other countries have had cause to prosecute SBM for corruption: The SBM Offshore probe in Brazil is referred to as Operation Black Blood. Brazilian prosecutors allege that at least US$46 million in “undue payments” were made in Switzerland between 1998 and 2012 in relation to contracts for floating oil production, storage and offloading ships (FPSO).Renato Duque, former Petrobras executive, allegedly asked SBM sales agents for US$300 million for the ruling Workers’ Party, to fund its 2010 election campaign.SBM has been awarded another contract by ExxonMobil to build the second FPSO vessel. These are costs that would be repaid by Guyana. We cannot become blind to the dangers posed by acceptance of gifts from those we are entrusted to do business with on behalf of the people of Guyana.ExxonMobil officials are aware that gifted travel compromises Government officials, and yet they continue to dangle carrots. The deep waters of oil production are filled with sharks; let us use every caution of ethics and anti-corruption to avoid the fatal bites.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Minor Hockey Division names to change starting next hockey season

first_img– Advertisement -While the changes apply to minor hockey, Junior and Senior teams will not be affected by this change. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will do away with division names such as peewee and midget. For more information, you can visit B.C. Hockey’s website. Following the recommendations of a task team, B.C. Hockey says the minor hockey age divisions will become U7, U9, U13, through to U21 impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The changes to the minor hockey division names will come into effect at the start of the 2020-2021 season.Advertisement Hockey Canada believes hockey is a sport for everyone and wants all families to feel welcome. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hockey has announced that it will be changing the names to its minor hockey divisions, this following Hockey Canada’s decision to change the division names.last_img read more

Egypt legend Gomaa hails Salah, slams coach Aguirre

first_img“We have no tactics or strategy. Aguirre is so bad with his line-ups and substitutions,” added the former Egypt and Al Ahly centre-back, who retired five years ago.Here, AFP Sport previews the final matches in Group A and Group B with record seven-time champions Egypt and Nigeria already sure of last-16 places.Egypt v UgandaThis will be the fifth Cup of Nations clash between the countries and Egypt are set to maintain a perfect record and finish top of the table in Cairo.Mexican Aguirre was puzzled by the second-half loss of tempo in a midweek win over the Democratic Republic of Congo and is considering making changes.“Many players appeared exhausted against the Congolese and need rest, so I am considering introducing new faces against Uganda.”Uganda lie second and are set to reach the knockout phase of a Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978 whatever the result.DR Congo v ZimbabweAlthough the Congolese have suffered two-goal losses to Uganda and Egypt, they could still sneak into the second round as one of the best four third-place teams if they win in Cairo.Woeful against Uganda, the Congolese were much better in their second outing and struck the woodwork twice when falling to Egypt.“After the unacceptable performance we produced against Uganda, the boys played a great game against Egypt and will fight for three points against Zimbabwe,” vowed coach Florent Ibenge.Taking a point against Uganda means Zimbabwe are better placed than DR Congo to survive, provided the likes of captain Knowledge Musona finish better and secure maximum points.Nigeria v MadagascarMadagascar supporters celebrate the goal that beat Burundi in an Africa Cup of Nations match this week © AFP / Giuseppe CACACENigeria are through to the second round after two single-goal Group B victories in coastal city Alexandria and debutants Madagascar should also progress.In the likely event that the Indian Ocean islanders lose to the three-time champions, they still look good to book a last-16 place as one of the four best third-place finishers.It would be remarkable achievement for a nation ranked so low that they had to beat Sao Tome e Principe just to reach the qualifying competition for the 2019 Cup of Nations.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr was thrilled that the winner against Guinea followed a corner, saying: “We have spent a lot of time during training practising corner-kick situations.”Burundi v GuineaGuinea, whose best Cup of Nations finish was second behind Morocco in Ethiopia 43 years ago, must defeat debutants Burundi in Cairo to avoid a shock early exit.Belgian coach Paul Put axed goalkeeper Aly Keita after an error-riddled draw with Madagascar and the side performed much better despite losing to Nigeria.“We have made things difficult for ourselves,” admitted Put, who took outsiders Burkina Faso to the 2013 final won by Nigeria. “We must beat Burundi to stand a chance of qualifying.”Burundi need a win to have any chance of surviving and are looking to score for the first time in the tournament after losing twice to late second-half goals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt legend Wael Gomaa lifts the CAF Champions League trophy after Al Ahly won the 2013 final © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIACAIRO, Egypt, Jun 29 – Egypt legend Wael Gomaa has praised superstar Mohamed Salah and criticised coach Javier Aguirre before the Africa Cup of Nations hosts confront Uganda in Group A Sunday.“We depend on Salah and Trezeguet (Mahmoud Hassan) in attack, the determination of midfielder Tarek Hamed and brilliant defender Ahmed Hegazy,” said the beIN Sports analyst.last_img read more


first_imgIt looks like Donegal has another athlete going to the Olympics in London this summer.Letterkenny’s Catriona Jennings has just recorded a time of 2.36.14 for the Rotterdam marathon.The well-known athlete, from Hawthorn Heights, was running in just her second marathon. The time is well inside the qualifying time of 2.37 for the Olympic Games.However the news may pose a dilemma for another Donegal athlete, Maria McCambridge, who also recently qualified for London.Maria’s time was outside of Sinead’s unofficial time today.It is believed the Irish Olympic Committee are to meet to discuss their selection in the coming weeks. They will take a number of factors into account including times, recent performances and medical history.As it stands both Donegal athletes have made the qualifying time.   JENNINGS STAKES HER CLAIM TO OLYMPIC PLACE WITH SUPERB MARATHON RUN was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:catriona jenningsletterkennyMaria McCambridgelast_img read more

Russia v Croatia: Preview, team news and live radio commentary

first_imgRussia will aim to spring another World Cup shock when they take on Croatia in the quarter-finals on Saturday, live on talkSPORT.The hosts went into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team but knocked out the mighty Spain on penalties in the last 16 and, with a raucous crowd behind them at the Fisht Stadium, will never have a better chance of reaching the semi-finals of a World Cup.They’ll have a tough job on their hands getting past Croatia, however, as they have impressed in this tournament and boast two of the world’s outstanding midfield players in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. Russia players celebrate following their victory over Spain 2 Confirmed teams:Russia XI: Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Kudryashov, Zobnin, Kuzyaev; Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba.Croatia XI: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Vida, Lovren, Strinic, Rakitic, Modric, Rebic, Kramaric, Perisic, Mandzukic.All World Cup quarter-final games are live on talkSPORT. 2 The Fisht Stadium will host Russia v Croatia When is Russia vs Croatia?The match kicks off at 19:00 (UK time) on Saturday, July 7.How can I stream live commentary?On talkSPORT. The broadcast team will be bringing you live coverage from the 45,000-capacity Samara Arena.Listen to our live commentary of all the action through here.You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Primary Schools Cross Country 2011 Finn Valley Ac Primary School Girls Under 9 Name School 1. Ciara McGarvey                          Scoil Mhuire Creeslough2. Keleigh McConigley                   Scoil Mhuire Milford3. Brenda Carr                                 Dooish N.S4. Kirsty Doherty                             Scoil Fiachra5. Andrea Browne                   St. Mary’s Castlefin6. Marcella Dolan                            Scoil Mhuire Creeslough7. Kelly Anderson                            Drumoghill N.S8. Bronagh Marley                          Dooish N.S9. Amber Sweeney                           St. Egneys 10. Rebecca McGinley                    Illistrin N.S Overall:Dooish N.S        73 Creeslough        78Stranorlar 101Medium Milford         151 SmallSt. Egneys     162 Primary School Boys Under 9 Name School 1. Patrick Marry                              Annagry2. Oisin Kelly                                   Kilmacrennan3. Eoin McLaughlin                         Scoil Iosagain4. Ryan Cannan                               Woodland N.S5. Dara Barn                                    Scoil Naomh Brid6. Killian O’Neil                               Scoil Iosagain7. Eoin O’Donnell                            Scoil Mhuire Milford8. Owen Parkinson                           Woodlands N.S 9. Jamie McDaid                             Scoil Iosagain 10. Killian McHolland                      Scoil Iosagain Overall Medium Small Scoil Iosagain    28                   Milford         124               Taobhog 314 Kilmacrennan    71Woodlands         79 Primary School Girls Under 11 Name School 1. Aoife McGrath                             St. Patrick’s Castlederg2. Karen Gallagher                          Fanad3. Zoe Kelly                                      Dromore N.S4. Anna McGinley                   Scoil Iosagain5. Eadaoin O’Dea                            St. Egneys6. Eimear O’Neil                              Scoil Iosagain7. Daniella Jansen                           Dromore N.S8. Sinead Gallagher                         Stranorlar N.S 9. Gemma McFadden                      Kilmacrennan 10. Megan Ryan                               Milford Overall Medium Small Scoil Iosagain    55                   Termon         152               St. Egneys106Woodlands         100Stranorlar 112 Primary School Boys Under 11 Name School 1. Shane McMonagle                      St. Mura’s Tooban2. Ronan Frain                                 Woodlands N.S3. Conor Black                                 Kilmacrennan4. Lee McDonald                             Ballyraine N.S5. Ryan McFadden                          Termon6. Evan Hunt                                    Ramelton N.S7. Pauric McGettigan                      Woodlands N.S8. Jamie Grant                                 Kilmacrennan 9. James Loughery                          Scoil Iosagain 10. Kieran Tobin                               Woodlands N.S Overall Medium Small Woodlands         43                   Dooish          152               St. Egneys 318Tooban               67Kilmacrennan    67 Primary School Girls Under 13 Name School 1. Laura Crossan                             Lurgybrack N.S2. Sinead Browne                             St. Mary’s Castlefin3. Saskia Boyle                                Keadue N.S4. Jill McGettigan                            Kilmacrennan5. Edel Smith                                    Lurgybrack N.S6. Amy O’Donnell                   Milford7. Meabh McDaid                                    Kilmacrennan8. Megan Skinnader                        Illistrin N.S 9. Michelle McDaid                         St.Oran Buncrana 10. Niamh McDaid                           Kerrykeel Overall Medium Small Woodlands         80                   Milford         124               Keadue N.S    205Muff                   96Scoil Iosagain    113 Primary School Boys Under 13 Name School 1. Denver Kelly                                St. Mura’s Tooban2. Pat Loughery                                Scoil Iosagain3. Aaron McGlynn                           Comeen N.S4. Charles McDaid                          St. Mura’s Tooban5. Michael McGrory                        Woodlands N.S6. Shane Doherty                             Kilmacrennan7. Brian McNamee                          St. Bridget’s Convoy8. Ben Carr                                       Woodlands N.S 9. Eoin Kelly                            Kilmacrennan 10. Calvin O’Brien                           St. Mary’s Stranorlar Overall Medium Small Woodlands         39                   Annagry        182               Fintra 286Stranorlar 66Kilmacrennan    71 ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEY AC was last modified: September 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 THE RESULTS FROM THE DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEY AClast_img read more