Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for March 26, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. RALLY BABY PFrancis 50.0*2. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L3. GARY GLITTER RWilson 53.5 9/1 Neck4. AFRICA OMullings 50.5 3LDNF: BULLET RAJ DDawkins3 48.5 9/2WIN: $453.00PLACE: $176.00, $57.00, $139.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY – GIVEITTOMEBABYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE AZAN, RICHARD AZAN & LAURENCE HEFFESBred by MILADE AZAN, EDISON CHAI, ROHAN CRICHTON, LAURENCE HEFFQu: $653.00 Ex: $1,896.00Trifecta: $4,442.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. PAPER N LACE WHenry 52.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9 1/2L3. HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L4. JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey3 53.0 3/4LWIN: $2662.00PLACE: $167.00, $62.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:43.0 Splits: 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.0Winner : 7yo horse – SWEETSOUTHERNSAINT – SHY MARFATrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : COLLABred by OCALA STUDQu: $1,696.00 Ex: $7,886.00D/E : (4-8) $15,956.00Superfecta : (8-6-7-2) $67,585.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0*2. BERRANCA LSteadman3 53.0 Neck3. SUPERTRONICS RHalledeen 54.0 1 3/4L4. DINNER BY SEVEN JJackson 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #6 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $173.00PLACE: $61.00, $73.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – PLEASANT PRINCESSTrainer : MCMASTER,PETER G Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $339.00 Ex: $856.00D/E: $18,866.00Superfecta: $11,469.00Rolling Triple: $132,444.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 55.02. RUNNING STAR SEllis 55.0 9 1/2L3. FRANCIA’S PRIDE JAnderson 52.0 3L4. IGNITION OEdwards3 52.0 5 1/2L5. FLYING MACHINE AChatrie 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $68.00PLACE: $55.00, $64.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $186.00 Ex: $274.00D/E: $302.00Trifecta: $344.00Hi-5: $8,011.00Rolling Triple: $95,597.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 56.02. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 4 1/2L*3. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 54.0 6L4. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 4 1/4LWIN: $344.00PLACE: $129.00, $64.00, $70.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTEDTrainer : EVERAL FRANCIS Owner: TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $540.00 Ex: $1,119.00D/E: $689.00Superfecta: $3,391.00Rolling Triple: $2,659.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 53.02. MAMETA OFoster 53.0 2L*3. LEGAL ARENA OnBeckford4 53.0 Neck4. RED EAGLE SMuir 54.0 3/1 2 1/2L5. EL SALDADO BebHarvey3 52.5 2 1/2L6. SONG ON TRACK OWalker 53.0 2LLate scratch : #5 KINGS OF JORDAN, #8 SONADOR EXPRESSWIN: $846.00PLACE: $123.00, $93.00, $75.00Final Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.4Winner : 4yo b filly – NASHEET – FRAULEINTrainer : WINCHESTER MCINTOSH Owner: MUSTMAKIT RACING STABLEBred by OSWALD M CLARKEQu: $2,464.00 Ex: $7,128.00D/E: $8,826.00 (7-5) $428.00 (7-8) $398.00Trifecta: $7,550.00Hit-6 carry-over : $55,181.75Rolling Triple : (2-7-15) $15,595.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. NUCLEAR WARNING OMullings 51.02. WONDER GIRL SMuir 52.5 6 1/2L*3. PATCH RWilson 54.0 2 1/2L4. QUEEN OF BAGDAD AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/2L WIN: $245.00PLACE: $129.00, $197.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – SECRET CODETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $2,682.00 Ex: $4,213.00D/E: $9,737.00Superfecta: $5,483.00Rolling Triple: $77,109.00Pick-4: $201,260.00Super-6: $32,146.90 Carry-over: $1,639,496.62JOCKEYS’ GUILD OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LAZZA HPottinger4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 3/4L*3. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY JInnis4 48.0 3/4L5. DAYTON AFFAIR AntThomas4 49.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #6 LAGUNA POINTWIN: $259.00PLACE: $96.00, $95.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits: 23.1, 46.4, 1:13.3Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $617.00 Ex: $1,649.00D/E: $3,497.00 (6-6) $93.00Trifecta: $594.00Hi-5: $24,392.50Rolling Triple: $45,250.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over: $372,547.50Race 9 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 52.52. BLESSEDNESS JInnis4 53.0 3/4L3. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 52.0 3 1/4L4. ALDEBARAN OEdwards3 53.0 2L5. VERONICA B OFoster 53.0 3/4LWIN: $352.00PLACE: $149.00, $212.00, $177.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:14.3Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : ANDRE ADAMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,707.00 Exacta: $5,262.00D/E: $1,813.00Trifecta: $10,214.00Hi-5 carry-over : $104,840.45Rolling Triple: $26,353.00BONNIE BLUE FLAG TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE*1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 52.02. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 50.0 7L3. HOVER CRAFT OWalker 57.0 Head4. BRAWN AChatrie 51.5 1 1/4LWIN: $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.2, 1:16.1, 1:42.2Winner : 4yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY – CUZ YOU NEVER KNOWTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : HARRY PARSARDBred by THREE CHIMNEYS FARM, LLCNOTE: HORSE #4 BRAWN CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH BEHIND HORSE #5Qu: $257.00 Ex: $420.00D/E: $431.00Trifecta: $312.00Rolling Triple: $5,413.00Race 11 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE NOVEMBER 261. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 50.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 2L*3. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 55.0 8 1/2L4. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/4L5. CAUSE FOR CONCERN RHalledeen 55.0 3/4LWIN: $301.00PLACE: $132.00, $85.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:15.0Winner : 5yo b filly – KERRYGOLD – LA CERENTOLATrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner: BERESFORD BROADBELLBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $475.00 Ex: $920.00D/E: $437.00Trifecta: $1,030.00Hi-5: $42,603.00Rolling Triple: $3,913.00Pick-4: $25,144.00Super-6: $2,348,793.20Pick-9: $26,106.00; $588.00 Carry-over: $1,456,855.00last_img read more

EU Kicks off Distribution of the Book, ‘Legends of Liberia’

first_imgThe book, originally compiled upon the request of President W.V.S Tubman by Peter Pinney, an Australian explorer who traveled across Liberia in the 1950s, was missing in action due to the county’s 14-year of civil war. “Legends of Liberia” retells and brings back to life lost, unique, and classic legends of Liberia. From the first page to the last, each story provides detailed information or narration, most especially when it comes to the history of the tribe, which makes it a standout among any book that talks about legends from Liberia or about Liberia.Apart from the tribal histories (legends) told in the book, there are other good short stories that are not so well-known.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 1 of 4 And community initiative in Lower Johnsonville, Monrovia, were happy to hear stories from the new book donated to their center too! The EU paid tribute to 16 Division II achievers in Liberian Senior High School Certificate Examination. In a ceremony at the EU Delegation to Liberia, students discussed the relevance of the values of Liberia’s traditional stories for their life and future plans Children in Wood Camp community at the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia Library listening to one of their friends reading from the book ‘Legends of Liberia’ Children in Wood Camp community at the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia Library listening to one of their friends reading from the book ‘Legends of Liberia’The European Union delegation to Liberia has begun the distribution of the book “Legends of Liberia,” a compilation of stories based on the cultural practices of earlier Liberians, their gods and goddess, heroes and heroines, and their tribal origins. The distribution, which has been ongoing for about two weeks now, has so far been donated to the libraries of all universities, community colleges, rural teacher training institutes and the teachers’ colleges of Liberia, public libraries, reading centers and many key institutions and renowned Liberian education and cultural icons.The book has wide potential application in the education and cultural fields and can be used in so many different ways: in teacher training and classroom teaching, reading fairs and activities with young children, youth animation, theater and play, music production, just to name a few.According to EU delegation head Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, the coming of this book is an effort to contribute to preserving the tradition of storytelling in Liberia, and to pass it on to future generations because culture and traditions are the foundations of any country’s identity. “We have brought this book back to life because it belongs to the Liberian people and the country’s cultural heritage should be preserved and promoted. Language, culture, and traditions are the foundations of a country’s cultural identity and the orally transmitted stories from the sixteen tribes of Liberia deserve to be remembered for many generations,” the ambassador said. The “EU corner” at the WE CARE Library in Monrovia (left above) now features copies of “Legends of Liberia”. Children at the Agents of Change Reading Center last_img read more

Woman jailed for attempting to kill cousin

first_imgRepeat offender Lisa Bobb, a Campbellville, Georgetown resident, was sentenced to spend the next 12 months in prison for attempting to kill her cousin.Lisa BobbThe 25-year-old woman has continued to deny the charge against her, stating that she was defending herself following months of provocation.However, on Monday, she was informed that she was found guilty of the charge instituted against her.This decision was made by city Magistrate Judy Latchman after the prosecution noted that Bobb failed to discredit the evidence given by several witnesses against her.On February 14, 2018 at Royal Drive, Campbellville, Christel Bobb had just returned home when she was pounced upon by Lisa Bobb, who stabbed her once to her upper left arm.This attack reportedly stemmed from another misunderstanding the two cousins had had the previous night. Christel was rushed to the public hospital where she was treated.According to the prosecution, the defendant admitted in an unsworn statement to pulling out a knife and injuring Christel Bobb to her arm and leg.As such, following a brief recess, the Magistrate sentenced Bobb to 12 months in prison.As she was being led out of the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on her first appearance for the attempted murder charge, the Lot 84 Campbellville Housing Scheme resident had screamed, “If I had the chance to murder that b***h, I would!”She has been a frequent offender since 2013.last_img read more

Peacemaker stabbed to death outside nightclub

first_imgA 42-year-old man was stabbed to death in the wee hours of Sunday after he attempted to make peace during a brawl between an employee of a city nightclub and a group of party-goers. The incident occurred sometime after 02:45h on Sunday at Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown and 169 Lamaha Street, respectively. The dead man has been identified has Sunil Singh, called ‘Grey’, a labourer of no fixed place of abode. Another person, 21-year-old Charles Valenzuela, a bartender of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was also injured in the brawl.According to Police reports, patrol ranks went to the Blue Martini Nightclub located at Lamaha Street, Newtown Kitty, and closed the club after which they left. However, shortly after it was alleged by Valenzuela, who is employed at the nightspot, that three males arrived and wanted to enter the club.The young man told investigators that he informed the trio that the club was closed and this resulted in an argument, during which one of the trio stabbed him (Valenzuela) to his left arm.Singh, who was present at the time, intervened and was trying to make peace when the said suspect who stabbed Valenzuela, dealt Singh a blow to his head. Singh then reportedly ran north into Railway Street, Kitty, and was pursued by his attacker, who then stabbed him several times.Both Singh and Valenzuela were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Singh was pronounced dead on arrival, while Valenzuela was treated and sent away. The body of Singh is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.The suspect has not yet been apprehended, however, the Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Pavarotti human, too

first_imgCanoga Park Suspicious lawsuit Re “More claims filed in melee on May Day” (Sept. 7): I find the timing of this lawsuit suspect, especially in light of the city attorney’s comments pertaining to the Los Angeles Police Department impounding vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Assaults against LAPD officers are up 39 percent, and I don’t see the same outrage or media coverage as there should be. I’d like to remind Carol Sobel of last year’s March 25th immigration march when 500,000 people marched downtown and there were no arrests or serious injuries, thanks to the LAPD. Re “Pavarotti bigger than life, a voice for all the world” (Sept. 7): It was a great disappointment that Associated Press writer Ronald Blum chose to end the piece on Luciano Pavarotti citing the ups and downs of his career toward the end of his life. Are we not all human? He was allowed a few “mistakes,” if you please. As far as I’m concerned, Pavarotti far outshined Caruso. He was brilliant, and he always brought a smile to my face. He brought much-needed joy to the world. His voice was not just the voice of the century – Pavarotti was the voice for all time. May he rest in peace. – Maria Hall – Monica Harmon Los Angeles This is top notch? After nine months of mistakes stemming from the $95 million payroll system, the Los Angeles Unified School District decided to spend thousands of dollars sending thousands of payroll explanation packets to thousands of employees. Unfortunately, these packets don’t explain how discrepancies occurred, don’t explain how discrepancies will be rectified, and leave it to the individual employee to figure out what went wrong. In short, the packets are as useless as the system, which has just cost an additional $35 million. I keep hearing we pay politicians and bureaucrats top dollar in Los Angeles so we can attract top-notch people. So, where are these top-notch people? – Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills Moratorium invasion The Los Angeles City Council’s proposed two-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A. will do nothing to make people lose weight. But it will make their lives less free and fulfilling. Despite the demonization of the fast-food industry, places like McDonald’s and Wendy’s provide Americans with a convenient source of tasty, affordable food. Millions of Americans enjoy these restaurants without ever becoming obese. To punish them – as well as potential fast-food restaurant owners and employees – in order to control what they eat is a shameful violation of their rights. The government has no business dictating where and what people eat, or what their waistlines should be. – Don Watkins Ayn Rand Institute Irvine Ridiculous musings Re “When cash was king in health care” (Their opinions, Sept. 6): Thomas Sowell’s column just shows how unrealistic he is. In 1949 I was earning $100 a week. I don’t think it would have taken me a period of months to pay off a $50 charge. This past spring I was taken by the paramedics to the hospital. Several weeks later I received a bill from the fire department for the trip to the hospital, which was approximately two to three miles. The bill was slightly under $900, and if I didn’t have health insurance that was what it would have cost me. So much for his ridiculous musings. As for 20-year-olds not bothering with health insurance, they are as foolish as Mr. Sowell. – Albert Cohen Sherman Oaks Forever contaminated Re “Wavering Arnold” (Our opinions, Sept. 7) Scientifically, there is no way to separate the hazardous waste chemicals from the radioactive material that was combined and dumped into a pit at Rocketdyne. My son Bob died of glioblastoma and his son has leukemia. Only 20,000 people a year develop brain cancer, it is so rare. The deadliest and rarest of this is glio. Yet increasing greater numbers of these are discovered right here. Sen. Sheila Kuehl sincerely means well with her cleanup bill, but the site is forever contaminated and must not be sold or used for any purpose. – Arline Mathews Chatsworth Acts of nature Re “Debate over public breast-feeding” (Sept. 8): While it is considered an act of nature, breast-feeding does make people feel uncomfortable. I have on occasion seen this and noticed people’s reactions. I do not consider Applebee’s Restaurant out of order asking woman to cover themselves during the procedure. – Pamela Franklin Granada Hills160Want 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

Stephan Lichtsteiner pulls hamstring during Arsenal’s Europa League clash

first_img Latest Arsenal FC News 2 appointed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED It’s been a dreadful night for Arsenal with regards to injuries during their Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon.In the first-half, Danny Welbeck was forced off with a horrifying injury to his leg. The 34-year-old knew straight away his game was over 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ rookie error Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets Welbeck was applauded off as the Emirates Stadium wished him well Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta gameday cracker The striker received treatment for several minutes on the pitch with Gunners and Sporting players offering words of comfort for the distressed Welbeck.And Unai Emery’s men were struck by another injury blow when Stephan Lichtsteiner pulled up with a hamstring injury on 70 minutes.The injury to the Switzerland international is not nearly as serious as Welbeck’s is expected to be, however.Lichtsteiner came off the pitch swiftly after pulling up, being replaced by youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles. LATEST Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

De La Hoya: Jason Quigley will put on ‘spectacular’ show

first_imgOscar De La Hoya has backed Jason Quigley to put on an Easter extravaganza in Boston.Quigley (13-0, 10KOs) faces Puerto Rican Daniel Rosario (11-3, 10KOs) tomorrow night at the Marina Bay Sportsplex (live ESPN/eirSport).Although now based with Dominic Ingle in Sheffield, Quigley remains attached to the Golden Boy Promotions stable. Former ten-time World champion De La Hoya has been impressed by the rise of Quigley, now ranked sixth by the WBC.After a year out of action following a horror hand injury, sustained en route to winning the NABF middleweight title against Glen Tapia last March, De La Hoya is excited by the return of the Ballybofey man.“I know that this time out of the ring has only made Jason even hungrier,” De La Hoya said.“I expect him to put on a spectacular show for the fans.” Quigley was snapped up by De La Hoya after a standout 2013 when he won Irish and European titles and collected a World silver medal.De La Hoya said: “Jason is a phenomenal fighter who has steadily made a name for himself in the competitive middleweight division.“As a former fighter myself, I understand the challenge of waiting and finding the right time to return to the ring following an injury.“All of us at Golden Boy have been awaiting Jason’s return to the ring following his injury and recovery.“We look forward to seeing him in action again.” Quigley-Rosario is being shown live by eirSport with coverage beginning at 3am Irish time on Easter Sunday.De La Hoya: Jason Quigley will put on ‘spectacular’ show was last modified: March 31st, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallybofeybostonDaniel RosarioGlen TapiaGolden Boy PromotionsJason QuigleyOscar De La Hoyalast_img read more

‘India’s pride and a Champion’: PM Modi Meets Golden Girl PV Sindhu After Historic Win

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. badmintonbadminton world championshipBWFbwf full form First Published: August 27, 2019, 1:54 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi met ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday, two days after she clinched India’s maiden gold in the World Championships to congratulate her and to wish her luck for future tournaments. Calling her India’s pride, the PM tweeted photos of himself with Sindhu in which he was seen presenting her the gold medal she won at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday. “India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours,” Modi tweeted. India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 27, 2019 Sindhu had scripted history with her victory as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final. It was sheer dominance by the Indian as she romped home 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.Modi had also congratulated Sindhu after the final. “The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players,” he had said. Other ministers, sportspersons and Bollywood stars had also congratulated her, along with several others. She returned to India on Monday to a rousing welcome. She said the feeling is yet to sink in given her hectic schedule since the triumph.She was mobbed at the airport after she touched down with national coach Pullela Gopichand by her side on Monday night here. Despite the hectic schedule, the 24-year-old had a smile on her face as she acknowledged supporters and the media at the airport.”I am really happy, I am very proud of my country. It’s a much-awaited win and I am very happy about it,” she said in response to a barrage of questions that were thrown at her. Earlier in the day, she also met union sports minister Kiren Rijiju.Honoured @Pvsindhu1 who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time! My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India🇮🇳— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019 last_img read more

Baseballs, gloves, bats to head to Nicaragua

first_imgTrump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:59Zarate bats for add-on budget to fund P30k basic pay for gov’t nurses00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetanocenter_img Local Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes have been collecting baseballs, softballs and all the ancillary equipment for the sports to send to Nicaragua.The project was born in Flandreau with Craig and Joan Severtson. The equipment drive is part of an effort called Helping Kids Round First . The couple started the donation drives around 2009. In 2013, the mission was established as a formal nonprofit that now runs with the help of hundreds of people, Craig Severtson told the Aberdeen News by phone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The donations will head out of the U.S. in October to the Nicaragua Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope. Baseball is the national sport of the impoverished country; the donations are well-received.“The comparison tells you everything, when kids play baseball made out of a rock covered in a sock, hit with a tree stick. They love the games, just like we do back here,” Craig Severtson said. LATEST STORIES In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, Susan Jerde, right, organizes the boxes of softballs, baseballs and gloves already collected at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, S.D. Looking on are Pastor Leland Armbright, Nancy Rall and Amanda Black. The baseball and softball equipment collected is destined for Nicaragua. (John Davis/Aberdeen American News via AP)ABERDEEN, S.D. — Around 22,000 pounds of wood, metal, leather and cork will make its way south this fall.It’s a migration of care and the love of baseball.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Tonga’s cancer beater gets his moment at Rugby World Cup Some of those kids who’ve been beneficiaries of the Helping Kids Round First program have gone on to sign with Minor League Baseball outfits. They include Nixson Munoz with the Dominican Summer League Red Sox and Christopher Osorio and Martin Zamoro with the Dominican Summer League Rockies.In the past, Northern State University, Presentation College and other baseball enthusiasts from surrounding communities have participated in the drive that’s now been going a dozen years.Along with Helping Kids Round First, the Severtsons’ missions to Nicaragua also help in other ways — with HIV support and agricultural support, including irrigation, for example.“There’s a reason we are in Nicaragua. It’s poorest country in Central America. Why not go where the needs are the greatest?” Severtson said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

This hybrid Bluetooth speaker-projector makes any wall a movie theater

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Outdoor movie nights seem like a great idea until you start to set one up and realize you need a really long power cord, a power strip, some cables to connect some kind of speaker system to the projector, and wait a second … do we have to drag a DVD player out here too? It’s enough to make you give up on the idea. You know, they should really come up with an all-in-one device that makes outdoor movie nights super easy.Good news: They have.“They” is a company called Dashbon and the device is called Flicks, a conveniently portable Bluetooth boombox with a projector built right in and all the necessary connections to make flinging a flick on a white sheet, garage door, or inflatable screen about as easy as you could ask for.Related: Sonos’ new Play:5 is the king of multiroom speakersWhen we saw Flicks had graduated from successful Kickstarter project to full-fledged commercially available product, we jumped at the chance to check one out for ourselves. Dashbon’s Flicks website makes some pretty bold promises — these folks aren’t shy about hyped up marketing — and that can sometimes be a sign of impending disappointment. We wanted to know for ourselves — and to share with you — whether Flicks was all it was cracked up to be, and we’re happy to report that it’s pretty darn close.Flicks doesn’t get as scorchingly bright as Dashbon’s website would have you believe, and its speaker system isn’t going to win any audiophile awards, but when considered in the context of its intended use, we think it delivers on its promise to transform nearly any space into a pop-up movie theater.The Flicks is best used in very dark environments. The ambient light in our high-rise office building did a pretty handy job of washing out the image, but once the sun had set, Flicks had no problem throwing up a 100-foot diagonal image that was easily visible by everyone in attendance. We played around with the brightness and contrast settings, and while we were able to optimize the picture for our viewing environment, cranking either of the settings up too far only served to do damage to the picture.As for sound quality: We’ve never tested a projector that had anywhere near as full a sound as Flicks. This is as respectable a Bluetooth speaker as it is a projector — audio is not an afterthought — and while our picky music-listening tendencies might have us wishing for slightly higher fidelity, Flicks sounds great for movie and TV watching. Audio is clear and sounds well supported with just enough mid-bass — dialog intelligibility will never be a problem. And as a speaker for your kitchen, campsite, or garage, Flicks makes perfect sense.To round out Flick’s functionality, there are a wide array of source options. You can connect anything you want via HDMI, including a Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Fire TV stick, or Chromecast, thanks to a USB power port which is just as adept at charging or powering a smartphone or tablet. For other devices, there’s an auxiliary input jack, and for outboard sound solutions a 3.5 mm headphone jack is on board.Two versions of Flicks are available: a $600 version promising approximately 4 hours of video playback and about 28 hours of music playtime, and a $700 version with double the play time — 8 hours of video and 56 of music. Of course, at just a $100 premium, it’s hard to imagine not going with the latter, especially if the idea is maximum entertainment outside of the home.A version of this post first appeared in our “brother site” Digital Trends. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream last_img read more