first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “It feels great to be back in the winner’s circle. It’s very encouraging to go forward in my career after what happened. This has put me on a different level, mentally as well after what happened. I thought I would never be back to ride. It was not easy not riding (during the past three week period).“I lightened up on my therapy for a week or two and then started to train hard again. I only rode two horses in coming back. This horse (St. Joe Bay) was the first horse I worked since my accident. He’s a different horse since then. He’s changed since that work.  The next time I worked him he was so positive. He built up with more weight and he was so happy. The combination changed him for the good. I never thought he would win that easy. This is fun and exciting.“I tried to jump in and open up as much as I could and he took it from there. He wanted to come out of there but really his body was not too capable so bobbled a bit, but by the second stride he picked up nicely and then I just let him cruise to the lead.”TYLER BAZE, DR. DOOR, SECOND: “I didn’t think he was going to be that lazy, but besides that he got rolling and he tried hard. I think he ran really well off the layoff. I’d like to thank Bob (Baffert) for the opportunity and would love to ride him back.TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “No, this doesn’t make up for the last one (scant nose defeat of Catapult in the Kilroe Mile). We’re really happy for Victor who’s on his comeback. He’s worked hard and it’s been tough with the calendar. He was ready to go a month ago and he had to stop, so it’s good for him to get back to the winner’s circle.“The horse got was second, got beat a head in this race last year. It’s a good distance for him, he got out, got rolling and the rest is history.”NOTES: The winning owners are Kosta and Peter Hronis.last_img read more

ONE: Joshua Pacio gets new opponent for first strawweight defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk San Miguel stint is Terrence Romeo’s shot at redemption, says Leo Austria Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacio, one of four current world champions out of Team Lakay, was initially set to face Hayato Suzuki in a rematch but he’s now scheduled to take on another Japanese challenger in Yosuke Saruta on January 19.Saruta was tapped as a replacement for reasons yet to be disclosed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 31-year-old Saruta has won eight of his last 10 fights.He is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Alex Silva earlier this month in his ONE Championship debut.center_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio will be making his first title defense against a different foe in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory next month in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT The much-younger Pacio, 22, won the gold strap after beating Yoshitaka Naito three months ago on points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

February 21st Community Events Photos

first_imgRetro Relics/The Rabbit Hole hosted its first monthly Songwriters’ Circle. This gives musicians a chance to practice performances and to get feedback on thier songs.                         Picture: Amber Davy Ice and snow sculptures still stand tall in Centennial Park during the beautiful Sunday afternoon.                                                                                                          Pictures: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Lots of people in Fort St. John get out to enjoy their Sunday afternoon.                 Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

City applies for mediation as contract talks with union stall

first_imgCamilleri was tight lipped on what the union is seeking from the city, and what concessions the city was asking for from the union.According to a press release put out by the city, city council directed its bargaining team to apply for mediation in the hopes of reaching an agreement.The release also says city council gave the city’s bargaining committee a “mandate based on municipal settlements and agreements around the province.”We will provide more details as the come. Fort St. John and the union representing city works have applied for mediation over ongoing contract negotiations.The city announced the move in a release late today, saying negotiations have stalled following a series of five meetings between the two parties.City workers, represented under the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, have been working without a contract since the end of 2014.- Advertisement -Rashid Hasan, the city’s human resources director who is leading the city’s bargaining committee, said in an interview the city made a final offer to the union May 29.Much of that agreement was agreed upon, however, Hasan said there are a few monetary issues the parties need to work out, including wages and benefits.“Mediation will definitely resolve this, I’m very confident,” said Hasan.Advertisement “When an impasses is reached, sometimes a third party comes in and sorts it out.”The provincial labour board has already assigned the parties amediator — Christina Bains — although a date for the parties to meet has not yet been set.Union negotiator Brent Camilleri said any possible strike action rests on the outcome of mediation.“Until that process concludes, we try not to bargain in the media,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Tottenham in advanced talks with Germany World Cup winner

first_img Christoph Kramer 1 Tottenham are in advanced talks to bring German World Cup winner Christoph Kramer to White Hart Lane, according to reports in Germany.The 23-year-old is currently in the second season of a two-year spell at Borussia Monchengladbach from parent club Bayer Leverkusen and has been scouted by Spurs Technical Director Franco Baldini on several occasions this term.Kramer, who can operate in a variety of midfield roles, has impressed Mauricio Pochettino and could be the man to turn around the north London club’s below-par start to the Premier League campaign.The talented defensive midfielder has impressed at Monchengladbach but it remains to be seen whether the Bundesliga outfit can find the funds to capture the Germany international on a permanent deal.That could open the door for Spurs to move for Kramer and tempt Leverkusen to cash in on the player while his stock is still high following his World Cup final appearance in Brazil.last_img read more

Parents in battle to name baby ‘Griezmann Mbappe’

first_imgBut if the name was meant as a tribute to two of the players who helped France to World Cup glory this summer, officials were less impressed.Authorities tasked with ensuring children’s names are in their interests have flagged the case to prosecutors, the local mayor’s office told the newspaper.If prosecutors share the opinion that such an eye-catching name could cause the child problems in life, a family court could order the couple to change the name.Such cases have repeatedly made headlines in France.Earlier this month authorities in the eastern city of Dijon launched a legal bid to stop a mother naming her son “Jihad”.Despite her argument that the name does not necessarily have violent connotations in Arabic — it can mean a struggle against sin within oneself — authorities worried the baby would face prejudice.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A little boy born in the central French town of Brive was bestowed with first names honouring Antoine Griezmann (R, pictured October 2018) and Kylian Mbappe, a decision which authorities flagged © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France, Nov 28 – French authorities are seeking to ban a couple of apparently football-obsessed parents from naming their baby “Griezmann Mbappe” after two of the national team’s heroes.The little boy was born in the central town of Brive this month and immediately bestowed with first names honouring Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, regional newspaper La Montagne reported Wednesday.last_img read more

This amazing Arsenal side didn’t cost much, but is full of world class players

first_imgGOALKEEPERDavid Seaman’s £1.3million transfer from Queens Park Rangers was a British transfer record for a goalkeeper in 1990, which was two years before the Premier League began. Lehmann, however, arrived in 2003 for similar money from Borussia Dortmund and was an ‘Invincible’ in his first season at the club. Other highlights include saving a Juan Roman Riquelme penalty in the 2006 Champions League semi-final, but Arsenal may never have seen their eccentric German play between the sticks had he joined Liverpool from Milan in 1999. In the end he decided to go to Dortmund and Gooners everywhere are glad for it. Will Bernd Leno, the £19.2m buy from Bayer Leverkusen, replace him on this list one day?DEFENCEAt £7m, Lauren is the most expensive defender in this line-up. He won five major trophies in seven seasons with Arsenal following his move from Mallorca in 2000. Sol Campbell, one of the best centre-backs of his era, was a free transfer from Spurs, much to the anger of their north London rivals. Not much got past him or Kolo Toure, who arrived from Ivory Coast side ASEC Mimosas in 2002. Clichy proved to be a more than adequate replacement for Ashley Cole despite barely playing for Cannes before joining the Gunners in 2003.MIDFIELDGilberto Silva, a £4.5m purchase from Atletico Mineiro, was the wall in Arsenal’s midfield, while Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires provided the pace and trickery on the flanks, with Patrick Vieira’s steel in the centre of the park providing a good balance. Vieira was unknown when he arrived from Milan in 1996, but became one of the best players in Europe. Pires was being tracked by Real Madrid in 2000, but Arsenal were the team he left Marseille for, while Ljungberg endeared himself to the Highbury faithful by scoring on his debut against Man United after joining from Swedish club Halmstad in 1998.ATTACKIt may have seemed a lot to some at the time, but the £11m Arsenal paid Juventus for Thierry Henry proved to be a steal. By the time he left for Barcelona in a £16m transfer in 2007, he was their top scoring player and a big reason for their utter dominance of English football in the early part of the last decade. Anelka, meanwhile, cost less than £1m in 1997 and went from gangly striker to the most coveted in European football. Before joining, the 19-year-old had scored just once for Paris Saint-Germain and then formed part of Arsenal’s double winners in 1998. He joined Real Madrid in 1999 for £23m. An honourable mention goes to Robin van Persie, the £2.75m buy from Feyenoord. 1 Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was known for his frugal ways during his 22 years in charge. If he could avoid spending huge sums of money on players then he would.And it often worked out, as you can see by this quality team full of players who turned out to be bargains.center_img put together an XI, but excluded academy graduates and kept it in the Premier League era last_img read more

Euro 96 penalty heartache shaping Gareth Southgate’s England strategy

first_imgAfter his penalty against Germany in the 1996 European Championships was saved by Andreas Kopke, the image of a dejected Southgate in England’s dreadful grey kit became iconic for all the wrong reasons.“I’ve learned a million things from that day and the years that followed it,” he said.“When something goes wrong in your life it doesn’t finish you and you should become braver, knowing that you’ve got to go for things in life and don’t regret because you didn’t try to be as good as you might be. “You mustn’t be inhibited and if there’s one thing I can instil in my players it’s that I want them in this game to really attack the game, show people how good they might be and not walk off the field thinking ‘I wish I’d just tried things that I’ve been trying up to this point’, because up to this point it’s stood us in good stead.“I’m constantly talking to them about going for it in life and they’ve been able to change perceptions of how an England team might play and we mustn’t lose sight of that.“We’re prepared for being good enough to get to that stage [penalty shootout]. Heartbreak in 1996 The ghost of Euro 96 is shaping Gareth Southgate’s World Cup strategy as England manager.After winning two out of three group games and losing 1-0 to Belgium last Thursday, the Three Lions boss is confident his side can go all the way – even if they face a dreaded penalty shootout against Colombia on Tuesday. 3 Captain Harry Kane scored two penalties against Panama center_img 3 “In the last few tournaments we haven’t even got anywhere near a shootout and we’ve spent half our life talking about it and it’s not happened.“Regular penalty takers have their set routines and they’re used to being in that situation. “It’s been important for us that the whole squad feel that way, so when they stand forward they are very clear in their mind what they are going to do.“There’s plenty of work gone on for that eventuality.”talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Gareth Southgate: fashion icon 3last_img read more


first_imgStaff at Malin Head when it was given a reprieve 16 months agoDONEGAL Deputy Joe McHugh has insisted today there are no plans to downgrade the Coast Guard station at Malin Head.It followed a newspaper report today which claimed Leo Varadkar, the transport minister, wanted to make the Malin Head station part-time – operating 12 hour per day instead of 24.“In relation to today’s story in the Irish Times, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sports proposed Action Plan in response to the Value for Money (Fisher) reports didn’t provide for Malin operating on a 12 hour basis,” said Deputy McHugh. “Closing Malin at night was looked at as one of a number of options but the Department’s conclusion was that the three stations should be maintained and greater efficiencies generated through closer integration of the stations using advanced technologies and improved working processes.“There are no proposals at this time to close Malin Head coast guard station.”The station fought a long campaign – backed by McHugh – to retain its status with the Government deciding to keep it open in September last year.Staff at the station work 24/7 every day of the year to help coordinate hundreds of rescues and save dozens of lives.  ‘ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS TO MAKE MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION PART-TIME’ – McHUGH was last modified: December 30th, 2013 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:closurecoast guardMalin HeadProposalsstationlast_img read more


first_imgMulroy College – All-Ireland Champs 2014 –A CO Donegal girls soccer team are celebrating after being crowned All-Ireland champions again!Mulroy College in Milford saw off Colaiste Mhuire from Ballymote 3-0 in the Senior B Cup Final in Ballyshannon today.Caoihme Walsh gave the Donegal girls a 1-0 half-time lead after a well-worked corner. A Michelle Doherty double in the second half – the first from the penalty spot – saw the Donegal girls home.Proud principal Fiona Temple said: “The girls have put in so much hard work and I am delighted for all of them.“We’re on our way home with an All-Ireland title and I am so proud of them all.”  MULROY COLLEGE GIRLS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS – AGAIN! was last modified: February 5th, 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-Ireland TitleMulroy Collegelast_img read more