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first_img EQUIPPED TO WIN Tomorrow’s Lotto Classic race day, sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited, offers no carry-overs in the exotic bets, but with 12 races scheduled, finding the winning combinations won’t be easy. The programme will be highlighted by the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup over 2,000 metres to be contested by 12 native-bred three-year-olds, including Post to Post 2000 Guineas runner-up ORPHEUS (Shane Ellis up), stable-companion BIGDADDYKOOL, (Linton Steadman), CHACE THE GREAT (Jevanne Erwin) and the vastly improved grey gelding MR. DOITBETTA to be ridden by promising apprentice Hakeem Pottinger. The above-mentioned quartet should decide the outcome as they vie for the major share of the $3 million purse. We look at the first of the two Super-6 races, beginning with the Lotto Championship Trophy race ($180,000 claiming) over 1,300 metres to be contested by nine starters, including proven campaigner EL CLIENTE, to be ridden by 3.0kg claiming apprentice Pottinger for trainer Wilfred Chin. Although failing to justify favouritism when finishing 3 3/4 lengths fourth to MANDEYA over 1,200 metres on May 14, EL CLIENTE has been eased in the weights for this race (down 3.0kg), and remembering his runaway win over EUSEBIA on March 12, should have the beating of CLEARLY OURS and BURNING MEDIC. Next on the programme is the Lotto Multiplier Trophy (claiming $250,000 $210,000) over 1,820 metres, in which seven will run. The field includes top contenders BATIDOR DE MUNDO and ABOVE THE RADAR, both of whom have won several times over this circular course, as well as the noted front-runner PLAY STATION, who will have to be caught. The one best equipped to win is the Robert Darby-trained BATIDOR DE MUNDO, with in-form Robert Halledeen aboard. The six-year-old son of Natural Selection has been a model of consistency, failing by a neck to beat GO TRAIN over this trip on March 2. His last win in November was achieved on a $350,000 claiming tag over a mile and, with nothing outstanding in the line-up, should take the honours. In the third race, the $1 million Lotto Juvenile Stakes over 600 metres straight for maiden two-year-olds, all five starters will be racing for the first time and with VERY CLASSIC to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony Nunes, and the Dennis Lee-trained LADY FAYE (Aaron Chatrie up), having pleased at exercise, it should come down to these two. Preference is for VERY CLASSIC, a grey filly by Western Classic out of Verity who galloped 1:01.4 from the gates at exercise last Saturday, the last three in 35.0. FLYING MIRACLE, who finished fourth to LADY BELRIDGE over a mile on a $450,000 claiming tag last Saturday, this, after missing the break and running very wide into the straight, should rebound on a $350,000 tag in the fourth race over 1,400 metres for the Lotto Dash Trophy. The six-year-old gelding carries a mere 51.0kg for the services of promising 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey and should make amends for last week’s misadventure. His main dangers in a 10-strong field are recent winner OUR CREATION and HAILEY’S COMET. The last two races in the first SUPER-6 should be won by GOLD SCREW (Wesley Henry up) and RUBY ROSE, with Ellis now taking the ride. Their respective dangers are NASDAQ PRINCESS and WONDER GIRL. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) EL CLIENTE/CLEARLY OURS (2) BATIDOR DE MUNDO/ ABOVE THE RADAR (3) VERY CLASSIC/ LADY FAYE (4) FLYING MIRACLE (5) GOLD SCREW/NASDAQ PRINCESS (6) RUBY ROSE/WONDER GIRL MAIN DANGERSlast_img read more

No Messi, no problem for Barca …PSG, Napoli, Arsenal among winners, City held

first_img Without Messi, Barcelona’s attack lacked bite until the middle of the second half. His replacement, Paco Alcacer, making his Champions League debut, had little impact. Neymar was closely marked, often by two or three Moenchengladbach players. But the Brazilian got more space in the second half and used it well. Suarez lacked support, but he was the one who threatened, firing high in the first real chance in the 11th. Suarez might have done better later in the first half had he shot for himself instead of squaring the ball to Alcacer. Julian Korb made a great sliding tackle to deny the Barcelona forward a shot at goal from close range. Following an opening 7-0 drubbing of Celtic, Barcelona now have six points in Group C. Moenchengladbach are at two defeats, having also lost the opener 4-0 to Manchester City. Manchester City were held 3-3 at Celtic. Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen got a warm reception from former home fans, having played formerly for Moenchengladbach. It was Barcelona’s second win in their last seven matches in Germany. At the Emirates, Arsenal beat Basel 2-0, while PSG got the better of Ludogrets on the road with a 3-1 win. Napoli out-powered Benfica 4-2 in their first Champions League home game in two years, while Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev drew 1-1 in their contest. Atletico Madrid tagged Bayern Munich 1-0, with PSV and Rostov ending 2 – 2. ATTACK LACKING BITE MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP): Barcelona overcame the absence of Lionel Messi to come from behind and beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League yesterday. Gerard Pique stabbed home the winning goal in the 74th minute after a corner from Neymar was volleyed by Luis Suarez. Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer spilled the shot and the Barcelona defender hustled to nod it home. Neymar created Barcelona’s equaliser with a through ball for substitute Arda Turan, who drilled it into the roof of the net in the 65th, five minutes after coming on for Ivan Rakitic. Moenchengladbach could not hold on to the lead it got in the 34th. Mahmoud Dahoud and Raffael double-teamed to put Sergio Busquets under pressure and win the ball. Raffael carried it forward and then fed Dahoud on the left. His perfectly timed pass found Hazard open to slot home from close range.last_img read more

Mashramani “Krank Up” hosted in Linden

first_imgAs a prelude to this year’s Mashramani celebrations, the Ministry of the Presidency, Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport Department on Friday hosted Mashramani “Krank Up” in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The event which featured live performances by steel bands and calypsonians was aimed at setting the tone for Mashramani observances this year.Hosted at the Linden/Georgetown minibus park, Social Cohesion Ministry, George Norton in an invited comment said that the event is a way of letting people know that the celebrations will be “stronger and better” this year.“The Mashramani celebrations is going to be strong and better than the years before. We’re here to have a preview of what is going to take place… the whole idea is to let people know that the spirit of Mashramani is alive and kicking,” the Minister said. With Linden being the birthplace of the celebration, Minister Norton said he made a promise to residents to speak with organisers of the floats in Georgetown to have them travel to Linden to be a part of the community’s Mashramani float parade. The community usually hosts its float parade one week after the national parade in Georgetown. Minister Norton said it is his hope that with this input, more floats will be available in Linden during the occasion.“The residents asked if we can try to convince the floats to come to Linden and I promised them that I would do anything possible to encourage the floats that participate in Georgetown to come to Linden so that Linden could have a bigger ‘Mash’ than before…but that is not to discourage the Lindeners from having their own floats and putting out their own thing,” he said. Prior to the event, the Minister also facilitated a meet and greet with residents at the Mackenzie Market Square.last_img read more

Injury rules out Timbe, Olunga in Stars friendly

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe in action during training.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe has been ruled out of the team’s friendly match against Comoros with an ankle injury while Girona FC striker Michael Olunga is doubtful in the game slated for Saturday night in Morocco.Olunga, who suffered a hamstring muscle strain in training, is set to undergo a late fitness test ahead of the match that is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm Kenya time. “We were hopeful that Timbe who has been carrying a nagging ankle injury would recover in time for the match,” Harambee Stars interim coach Stanley Okumbi said.“Unfortunately, the medics have just informed us that they have ruled him out for today’s match as playing him risks aggravating the injury.That notwithstanding is that we continue to monitor Olunga’s situation, which means that he may need to undergo a late fitness test to ascertain whether he is fit to play a role in the match but as it stands now he is a doubt and we may not know until very late whether it will be safe to play him,” explained Okumbi.Harambee Stars are slated to play Comoros and the Central African Republic, away in Morocco, in two international friendlies, which are in preparations for the team’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgStudents from the Little Angels school in Dublin where they won the award today.A class from Little Angels special School, Letterkenny have won their second award in three years at the FIS Film festival at the Helix in Dublin.The award on by the Little Angels School for their film.Their movie, Space Movie Psi, won the award for best animation.Class teacher Michael Fabisiak said the FÍS Film Festival is an inspiring and heartwarming event which every year showcases the amazing creativity of school children across Ireland. He paid tribute to the schoolchildren from the Little Angels.“The children in Little Angels school were competing against children from national schools from all over Ireland. At little angels we take pride in the fact that our children are offered opportunities to celebrate their achievements alongside their peers from mainstream national schools.“Winning this award at FIS allowed us to show that although our children have additional needs, they are able to be successful on an equal standing with all of the children in Irish schools. Little Angels school were the only school from Donegal in the final and they did the county proud,” he said.DONEGAL SCHOOL WINS TOP AWARD AT FILM FESTIVAL was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 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:awarddonegaldublinfilmLittle angelslast_img read more

Visitors to area landfill hear real trash talk

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The tour started off at the San Jose Creek Reclamation Plant where visitors learned how wastewater from toilets, washing machines, sinks and showers is recycled back into the environment. An eight- to 10-hour process cleans water by removing solids, followed by biodegrading organic materials and filtering. The water is then disinfected, and distributed either back into rivers or other facilities in the greater Los Angeles area for irrigation. Solids separated from the water are turned into fertilizer. The process transforms water from murky to crystal clear, and, according to tour guide Martha Rincon, its cleanliness exceeds drinking-water standards. But water may have been the only thing getting clean. Who knew waste could wow? Some people spend the weekends relaxing. Others, like 50 Valley residents, spent Saturday morning on a trash tour. San Jose Creek Reclamation Plant and the Puente Hills Landfill in unincorporated Whittier gave an inside look to what really happens to garbage. “I was very impressed with the tour and how knowledgable the guides are,” said Temple City resident Wanda Wessel. “It not easy to field questions and explain everything in simple terms that we all can understand.” Once the visit to the plant ended, things really got down and dirty. A bus drove the group to the top of the landfill, where trash piled high and smells grew pungent. “Sometimes people don’t smell anything,” said tour guide Margott Hinostroza. “But today, because of the humidity, you can.” Hinostroza explained how trash is sorted, then piled up about 10 feet and blanketed with a 2-foot mixture of dirt and green waste made from shredded tree branches and grass. A few more stops displayed how pipes removed methane gas produced from the decomposing waste underground and how plastic, cardboard and paper were recycled in the Materials Recovery Facility. Handling one-third of Los Angeles County’s waste, the landfill is almost at full capacity and is expected to close in 2013, Hinostroza said. Because of this, rates are slowly increasing and are expected to rise to fund a new disposing process called waste by rail. In the new procedure, trains will transport trash to a different facility: the Mesquite Regional Landfill in Imperial County. Puente Hills Landfill itself, however, plans to clean up. According to Hinostroza, once the the site is filled, it will be turned into a park. With the future of the landfill set, Whittier resident Richard Steele said rising rates are inevitable. “It’s a reality we all just have to face,” he said. But others think the problem lies more within us – the trash-producing source. “If we were more caring people, we wouldn’t have to worry about disposing so much waste,” said Whittier resident Lyn Yeomans. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2471160Want 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

Jack Butland will have suitors but that is ‘for the future’, says Mark Hughes

first_img1 Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland Stoke manager Mark Hughes expects clubs to show a firm interest in Jack Butland – but has stressed that is “for the future”.The goalkeeper recently returned to the first team having spent just over a year on the sidelines after fracturing his ankle while playing for England.He has made two appearances so far and produced an impressively solid showing in the latest outing, Stoke’s 0-0 home draw with West Ham last weekend that was watched from the stands by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.Butland has been linked with Premier League big guns in the past and this week it was reported Manchester City are considering making a move for him this summer – something put to Hughes on Friday as he previewed Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.When asked if he felt he will have a job on his hands trying to keep hold of the 24-year-old, Hughes said: “Jack’s an outstanding keeper and I’m sure in the future there will probably be more concrete interest in him.“At the moment it’s just speculation, just because he has got back in the team after a year out. All the speculation that was beginning to grow prior to the injury is starting all over again. It’s to be expected.“But I think from Jack’s point of view, he is clear in his own mind that he needs just to get back fit and well and really establish himself back in the first team here.“Once he’s over that process, then any further ambitions need to be looked at in the future.“I think he understands what he’s got here. He’s got a good club, he is playing in the Premier League and has had senior England recognition while here. I know he’s very happy in terms of how he’s been able to develop and the part we have played.“Jack will have suitors in the future, no doubt, but that’s for the future.“His immediate focus certainly is just playing well for Stoke and making sure he’s okay.”Meanwhile, Hughes has emphasised Stoke are looking to secure club captain Ryan Shawcross on a new deal, and his optimism on that front.Defender Shawcross, recently linked with Newcastle, is currently on a contract that runs out in 2018.“He is a big part of what we are trying to do here,” Hughes said.“I think there is a willingness on both sides to come to some agreement. I don’t think we are anywhere too far down the road in terms of the initial negotiations, but certainly our intention is to try to re-contract Ryan if we can.“We have no reason to think he wouldn’t be keen.“We’ll see how it goes. It is early stages yet but once that process starts I would imagine it will be completed very quickly.”Hughes has also confirmed Potters midfielder Stephen Ireland, who has been out since breaking his leg a year ago and on a contract due to expire this summer, is to be given a new short-term deal.Hughes said: “I think it’s only fair and the right thing to do.“We’re going to give him just a little bit more time to get back fit and well. Once he has done that, hopefully he can earn another contract.“The end of this season will come too soon for him in terms of being ready to show what he can do.”Hughes’ men head to Bournemouth having won only one of their previous eight league games.last_img read more


first_imgJohn Hutchinson got his professional boxing career off to a flying start on Friday night in front of a packed house at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, County Mayo.He overcame the tough and experienced local favourite Darren Cruise to chalk up a six round victory on points in the fight of the night which had the entire crowd cheering wildly on their feet. Making his debut at the age of 26 a number of question marks arose regarding Hutchinson’s ability to cut the mustard in the pro game against an experienced campaigner such as Roscommon’s Darren Cruise on his debut.But the ‘Buncrana Banger’ answered all the questions in the ring and had the members of the press from the national media raving about his gutsy performance.Cruise, a former SKY Sports Prizefighter contestant, who usually campaigns at Super-Middleweight was the naturally bigger man in the ring, sprung out of the blocks and attacked his debuting opponent from the first bell.Little of the classy boxing he displayed during his amateur career featured in this six round fight as the combatants fought at close quarters in what quickly became a slugfest with the ‘Dynamite’ Cruise throwing shots from every angle at the Donegal fighter. As the fight progressed Hutchinson settled into a rythem a connected with a number of meaty uppercuts that rocked Cruise but the Castlerea-based boxer dug in to tie the debutant up and began to wrestle in an attempt unsettle Hutchinson.With Hutchinson suffering two cuts from head clashes and both fighters breathing heavily in the final rounds Hutchinson powered through with a late flourish to earn the Buncrana fighter the victory on judge Emile Tiedt’s scorecard by five rounds to one.“I knew I was taking on a mammoth task for my first fight by facing a bigger and more experienced guy like Cruise who was Irish champion during his amateur career, but sometime you got to snatch these opportunities when they coming along and I did just that,” panted Hutchinson after the fight.“It all came together though, the risk paid off and I got the victory I wanted so much, but I now know there is a massive difference between being fit and being ‘fight fit’ and I’ve a serious amount of work to do if I want to progress to even thinking about fighting for any level of titles.“Cruise caught me with some perfectly timed left hooks and I take my hat off to him he never gave me a minutes rest, but I dug deep and did what I had to do and thats what counts. When it was getting past the fourth round my lungs were about to explode but I could hear the all the supporters in the crowd that had coming down in buses from Donegal cheering me on and that gave me the extra 10% I needed to get over the line,” admitted a relieved Hutchinson, who is now based at the famous Breen Gym in Belfast with the likes of Paul McCloskey.“I’ve a few switches on the side of my head that need to heal but I will be straight back in the gym as soon as possible and working towards my next fight.” Following the victory Hutchinson confirmed that his next outing will be a little further for home in Dublin at the hallowed National Stadium in October against Belfast buzzsaw Gerard Healy.‘BUNCRANA BANGER’ HUTCHINSON BASHES HIS WAY TO DEBUT VICTORY was last modified: August 20th, 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:boxingBUNCRANA BANGERJOHN HUTCHINSONlast_img read more


first_imgCLG Chill Chartha Club NotesEoin McHugh who helped Kilcar defeat Dungloe at the weekend.Our seniors and reserves had good wins away to Dungloe in Round 8 of Division One on Sunday the reserves won by 3-05 to 2-06 they move joint top of the league while the seniors won by 3-15 to 2-10 they remain second, both teams are away next Saturday evening to Termon, reserves are on at 6pm and seniors at 7:30pm.Underage Our Under 12s had a good win over away to Pettigo they face Naomh Columba on Wednesday in their third match.LadiesMinor and Under 16 training on Monday evening from 7-8pm in Towney and gaelic4girls game (under 12) against St Nauls this Thursday at7pm all players to be in Towney for 6:30pm.Club Gear We now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with new half zip tops, polo shirts and children’s kit bags and shorts now in stock we will have more stock arriving over the coming months.Club AppWe have now 217 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,700 this week’s numbers were: 11, 16, 17 and 24 winners were: €50 John McGuinness, Largy €30 Brendan O’Keeney, Killybegs €20 Michael Doherty, Kilcar and Bernadette Gillespie. For those not living in the area you can buy your Lotto’s online at click the Club Lotto section for details! Club Bingo Jackpot now €7,200!There was no winner of the Jackpot so it rises to €7,200 on 45 numbers, Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot!. This week’s winners were: €150 Noreen O’Leary €100 Martina Byrne €80 Kathleen Keeney, Peter Sweeney €70 Eithne Diver, Kathleen Johnston, Rose McBrearty and Margaret Reilly.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.comyou can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at and @KilcarGAAEOIN MCHUGH SUPERB AS KILCAR DEFEAT DUNGLOE IN DIVISION ONE was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgAutism Awareness across Donegal will be taken to new heights this weekend!Errigal.A group of Twitter users from Donegal – and some from further afield – join with other eager climbers for the Donegal Autism Family to turn Mount Errigal blue at the third annual Mount Errigal Tweet-up.The charity tweet-up is also aiming to help Donegal Mountain Rescue and for the third year in succession, also plans to assist the Little Angels School by collecting old mobile phones for the school at their base camp on on the day. One of the organisers of the first climb, Carl Diver explained that the initial idea came from a chance comment, but after a hugely successful first and second climb, the third was never really in doubt.This year’s Tweet-Up had however been pencilled in for a different day, but once the local twitter followers became aware of the plans to raise Autism Awareness this weekend, they decided to see if they could join in and perhaps swell the numbers in the process.Clare McCahill who is helping organise this year’s tweet-up said the organisers of ‘Turn Donegal Blue for Autism Awareness’ were only too glad to have the Tweet-Up climbers as part of their campaign.“The climb has always been tied in with charity so this was a perfect opportunity to tie in with a group who were also climbing Errigal as part of their activities,” Clare said. She explained that the Donegal Autism Family Support Group are hoping to turn Errigal blue and highlight autism awareness and an aerial photo is planned so we are really hoping for a great turn out and we are asking people to wear blue on the day or to buy an autism awareness t-shirt at the event.Liam Porter who has also helped promote the Tweet-Up over the past three years added that the climbers would also be seeking to assist other local groups.“We will, as we have in previous years, also be collecting old phones for the Little Angels school in Letterkenny while this year we will also be supporting Donegal Mountain Rescue who need to raise funds to replace two of their emergency response vehicles.”Climbers are due to meet at the car park at the foot of Errigal at 11am on Sunday morning and are asked to remember their blue clothing for the aerial photograph.You can follow the climb on Twitter @errigaltweetup and with the hashtag #errigaltweetup and you can also find out more about the climb by joining the Errigal Tweet-up open group on Facebook. TWITTER USERS TO TAKE TO NEW HEIGHTS UP ERRIGAL was last modified: April 1st, 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:autismErrigalTwitterlast_img read more