Leading owner Barry Connell is looking forward to seeing The Tullow Tank embark on a career over fences later this year following the dual Grade One-winning hurdler’s switch from Philip Fenton to Dessie Hughes. Press Association The six-year-old won the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse and the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in the first half of last season and was last seen chasing home subsequent Cheltenham and Punchestown hero Vautour at Leopardstown in February. Connell made the difficult decision to rule his star novice out of the Cheltenham Festival and subsequently the rest of the season after charges were brought against Fenton relating to treatments and medicines allegedly found at his yard in January 2012. And with the case due to drag on until at least September, he has decided to move his prized asset to a new trainer. Hughes trained Our Conor for Connell last year until the talented hurdler suffered a fatal injury in the Champion Hurdle. Connell said: “The Tullow Tank is up in Dessie’s place and is just back in work. “We’re having a good summer and with the grass being so good, you don’t want to leave them out in the field for too long and let them get too big. “He jumps well and the plan is go down the novice chasing route. “Both The Tullow Tank and the bumper horse Volvalien have moved from Philip Fenton’s to Dessie Hughes. “Philip’s case is going to go on for a while yet and we said we’d review the situation in a year’s time. “We obviously needed to get the horses sorted out for the new season.”
Tokyo: Japanese Olympic swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori has been temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test, the national swim federation said Friday. The 27-year-old, who placed fourth behind Michael Phelps and countryman Kosuke Hagino in the 200 metres individual medley at the 2016 Rio Olympics, tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine at last December’s short course world championships in China, according to Japan officials.Fujimori, a former Asian Games silver medallist, will now miss next month’s national championships, which serve as qualifiers for the world championships in South Korea this summer. A formal hearing by swimming’s governing body FINA will determine the length of ban Fujimori will receive after both his ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples tested positive. He becomes the second high-profile Japanese swimmer to fail a doping test in the past year after former backstroke world champion Junya Koga. Koga, who won a world title in 2009, appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport last November over his four-year ban after traces of illegal muscle-building substances were found in his system, claiming he took the substances unknowingly as part of a diet of supplements. Fujimori has also protested his innocence.”I did not purposely take the banned substances detected in my urine sample,” he said in a statement released by the Japan Swimming Federation.”Frankly speaking, I am shocked at these test results. I don’t take medicine or supplements.”Asian swimming has come under the microscope recently after China’s three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang was accused of smashing a blood vial with a hammer during an out-of-competition doping test. The giant swimmer served a three-month ban in 2014 for taking medicine prescribed for a heart condition, but Australian rival Mack Horton has repeatedly labelled Sun a “cheat” since notably after robbing the Chinese of his Olympic 400m freestyle title in Rio. Incidents of doping are relatively rare in Japan, although two cases last year caused embarrassment as the country prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In January, Japan’s anti-doping body suspended top canoeist Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years after he spiked a rival’s drink with a banned substance to improve his own chances of selection for the Tokyo Olympics. A month later, short-track speed skater Kei Saito was booted out of the Pyeongchang Olympics after testing positive for acetazolamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
– Hudson’s Hope – Arena Heat Recovery project. This project has a total cost of $326,264 again the cost will be split three ways.When we get the details on each of these projects we will pass that information along. – North Lagoon Trunkmain Twinning at a total cost of 4.2 million dollars with 1.4 million coming from each level of government.Other communities in Peace River North also got funding from the Federal and Provincial Governments.– Fort Nelson – Drinking Water Quality, Security of Supply and Energy Efficiency project. The project has a total cost of 3.8 million dollars with 1.2 million coming from each level of Government.– Fort Nelson – Fort Nelson Recreation Complex project – The Federal and Provincial Governments will each contribute 5 million dollars with the Regional Municipality picking up the rest of the cost at 23.4 million dollars.Advertisement The Enerplex will finally get some money from the Federal Government.The funding was made available as a part of the 719 million dollars announced Thursday from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Building Canada Fund. At the moment we have been unable to track down any details on the funding except the money will go towards Enerplex site improvements.The Federal Government will give just over 2.5 million dollars, along with another 2.5 million dollars coming the Province. The catch is the City of Fort St. John will also have to come up with other 2.5 million dollars for a total project cost of 7.5 million dollars.- Advertisement -We are still awaiting word from the City of Fort St. John on just how they intend to match the Federal and Provincial money. The Province already contributed $12.5 million, which helped to kick start the project. The overall budget for the Enerplex when construction started in 2007 was $37 million dollars. Other projects that the Federal and Provincial governments announced today included:– 100th Avenue Expansion at a total cost of 4.2 million dollars with 1.3 million coming from each level of government.Advertisement