Flying Miracle fancied in the third

first_imgTomorrow’s race meeting at Caymanas Park offers no carryovers, but the 10-race programme looks a bit more challenging than last Saturday’s, and punters should be on guard for upsets.The first Super-6, with a guaranteed minimum of $750,000, gets under way with restricted stakes for three-year-olds and up to be contested by seven starters, including last Saturday’s fast-time winner CHOO CHOO BLUE, the speedy POLLY B with female apprentice Melissa Ward aboard, ZUGULU, and in-form DINNER BY SEVEN.The winner is almost sure to emerge from this quartet, but the lightly raced American three-year-old filly, CHOO CHOO BLUE, looked so improved when running on Lasix for the first time on May 14, clocking a fast 59.0 over the round five course, that she is given the edge over the consistent POLLY B, with in-form Robert Halledeen retaining the ride.Next on the programme is division one of a 3-y-o maiden special over 1200 metres in which 12 have been declared.This race looks tailored for the Patrick Fong-trained NEHEMIAH (Jevanne Erwin up), who, despite a below-par fourth to DYSFUNCTIONAL over 1500 metres on April 16, had run some good races prior to that.Chief among them was his blanket-finish fourth to DR TRAIN over 1300 metres on March 28 but was a disqualified winner over 1100 metres earlier that month. The son of Burning Marque, Luvvy Duvvy should win from KANALOA and THAT’S THE MAN, who ran an improved race for second to PRINCESS EMANUELLE when Lasix was administered last Saturday.The ultra-consistent FLYING MIRACLE caught the eye with a fast-finishing third to SIR SOUTH over 1200 metres on May 11, a distance short of is best. The 6-y-o son of Miracle Man gets the ideal trip of a mile in the third race, and despite the presence of the down in class trio of UNBREAKABLE with champion jockey Shane ELLIs, STAR NEW VISTA and BIGBROWNGREYHOPE, FLYING MIRACLE with apprentice Dane Dawkins riding for trainer Ryan Darby, has most appeal among the eight starters.PHOTO FINISHThe recent winner, WINESHA, with apprentice Javaneil Patterson aboard, is tipped to repeat the expense EUSEBIA and CLEARLY OURS in the fourth race over 1100 metres for $180,000 claimers.Then, take DI COBRE (apprentice Jerome Innis up) to go one better in the fifth race over the straight following his photo-finish second to ELVIRA over the course on April 23; and LUCKY NINE with apprentice Hakeem Pottinger in the sixth. Their respective dangers are the very fit ELVIRA and OK DUDE.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(10 CHOO CHOO BLUE/-POLLY B(2) NEHEMIAH/KANALOA(3) FLYING MIRACLE/-UNBREAKABLE(4) WINESHA/EUSEBIA(5) DI COBRE/ELVIRA(6) LUCKY NINE/OK DUDElast_img read more

Jarencio wants Batang Pier to not rely too much on Pringle, Romeo

first_imgCarpio 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 View comments GlobalPort’s reliance on its star guards surfaced in the tiff as Pringle took much of the load on Monday.The 2015 Rookie of the Year poured in 33 points and had 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals, a performance Jarencio expects from his lead guard, especially with Romeo still recovering from his knee injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Actually, it’s natural for Stanley especially when he’s in shape. He’s really a scorer, especially when Terrence is there because they’re our 1-2 punch,” he said.Aside from Pringle, only Sean Anthony (19 points) and Jonathan Grey (13 points) were able to notch double-digits in scoring, a big no-no especially with the Road Warriors playing collectively. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Ginebra slips past Magnolia anew in Christmas Clasico Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “It’s the first game of the season. I think it’s just the opening jitters. Maybe, we need to do a lot of adjustments, a lot of things to fix, but as long as the players are there helping each other and sticking together, it’s ok with me. I’m still positive,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — With GlobalPort playing its first game of the season on Christmas Day, coach Pido Jarencio said his players should learn on helping the lead guards rather than relying solely on Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo.“I want the others to learn that it’s not just Stanley or Terrence, but rather, they have to do their share. They have to help each other,” Jarencio said in Filipino on the heels of the Batang Pier’s 104-115 defeat to NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jarencio didn’t deny that he was dismayed with how bad GlobalPort’s defense was in the game.“This team is built to be 70 percent defense. But in this game, it was the opposite, we were 70 percent offense, 30 percent defense.”Jarencio, though, feels that the Batang Pier were just a few breaks away from nabbing the victory, but committed costly miscues in the end game.“We had bad breaks, two consecutive turnovers, plus Larry (Fonacier) made a big three-point shot when we went zone. That was when they were able to pullaway. We’re not pointing fingers at anybody, but that’s what they call the breaks of the game,” he said.Despite the defeat, Jarencio is charging the loss to experience as he expects his wards to come out stronger in their next game against Ginebra on January 7.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

“Ebola Taught Us Serious Lessons”

first_imgFormer Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn-Dr. Dahn Says at stakeholders meeting on Public Health ProgramsBy Bill E. Diggs (UL Intern)Dr. Bernice Dahn, former Health Minister and a faculty member of the A. M. Dogliotti School of Medicine, on Thursday said that lessons learned from the devastating Ebola epidemic (2014, 2015) has been a catalyst for stakeholders to strengthen its public health workforce to respond to any disease outbreak.“We all remember Ebola, because the virus thought us some serious lessons, but the one good lesson we learned from there is that if you have a weak public health system, diseases can overwhelm the country and can carry its development programs backward,” Dr. Dahn said.She said that while the country was responding to Ebola, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners developed an investment plan for building a resilient healthcare delivery system.“That plan,”  the former Health Minster said, “has led to the development of a three-level public health program at the University of Liberia (UL).Dr. Dahn further said “globally there is a continuous emergence of diseases which nations including Liberia need to continuously addressed.”She spoke at a public health stakeholder’s meeting held at the UL Fendell Campus, where a public health program has been approved to train some high school graduates, graduates and undergraduate students, to ensure that the health workforce is ready to carry on public health function effectively.The first level of the program will be to enroll high school graduates to receive training that will prepare them to enter into public health workforce in entry-level positions and function effectively in those roles.Also, the program will focus on training for middle-level health professionals and serve as a bridge program to provide complete undergraduate education and prepare them for graduate-level programs such as the UL Masters of Public Health Program.UL President, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, who said that although the Faculty-senate has approved the curricula for the program, it would begin only if the University Board of Trustees approved.She said the program was part of the many indicators that the UL was starting to reach new heights in providing Liberians the kind of academic environment that is needed to propel the country forward in all sectors.“I cannot think of any place for any program to be that is more sustainable than the UL campus, because institutions can come and go, but higher education institutions are the most stable ones that can be counted on to sustain these kinds of programs,” Dr. Dahn said.Sonpon Sieh, One Health Coordinator; Dr. Masoka Fallah, Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia; and Dr. William E. Allen, Vice President of Academic Affairs, were part of Thursday’s event. They spoke separately on topics such as, “Vision for a School of Public Health, Public Health Workforce Support under Regional One Health Initiative and the next steps for Operating School of Public Health.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fly Jamaica crash-lands at CJIA after encountering hydraulic issues

first_img– 10 passengers hospitalised– firefighters arrested for theftA Boeing 757 aircraft operated by Fly Jamaica crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, in the wee hours of Friday thus resulting in at least 10 people being medically examined.The airplane carrying 118 adults, along with two infants and an 8-member crew, took off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 02:10h but after sometime, the aircraft encountered hydraulic problems and as such, returned to Timehri where it crash-landed. The aircraft was destined for Toronto, Canada.All passengers and crew members onboard were accounted for but officials have confirmed that five passengers suffered spinal injuries which is not life threatening.At least two other passengers are suffering from hypertension and one is said to be receiving attention for a heart related ailment. The other passengers were taken to a secured facility in the airport and their respective family members wereThe crashed aircraft at CJIA on Fridaycontacted.Most of the passengers were subsequently transported to their home or hotels while arrangements are being finalised with Caribbean Airline to transport some to Canada as soon as possible. Moments after the aircraft crash-landed, the Control Tower reportedly contacted the Duty Officer and the Guyana Fire Service.According to Chief Executive Officer of the Airport, Ramesh Ghir, the Emergency Response Plan was immediately activated. The passengers were assisted in the deplaning process and taken to safety.All onboard accounted forAt a press conference on Friday, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson explained that a preliminary investigation has been launched into the accident. He nevertheless reiterated that all the passengers and crew are accounted for while noting the passengers were of various nationalities including Pakistani, Canadian, American, Trinidadian and Guyanese.Six of the eight crew members are all Guyanese, he added. He also noted that a few passengers would have received minor injuries as they were being taken off the aircraft.On this note, Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo Persaud confirmed that seven of the 10 people were referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital after being attended to at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre. Two remained at the East Bank medical facility and are being treated.Another seven were seen by medical personnel at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. He added that the injuries received were not life threatening. “However, we still will look at the results especially the people with the spinal injury… these are some of the expected injuries when you slide…,” he added.The health ports are however making sure that those who are in need of medication receive same.InvestigationThe accident has definitely called for an investigation and according to Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Edberg Fields, a specialist has been appointed by Minister Patterson to overlook the investigation.Paula McAdam, he noted, will be assisted by members of the GCAA and will soon be joined by a member of the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB).The person, Field told the media, is expected to be briefed on the preliminary findings. Nevertheless, the Director General explained that the Fly Data Recorder, known as the “Black Box” as well as the Cockpit Voice Recorder were secured and will be sent to the NTSB as soon as possible to be decoded.These two pieces of equipment, he added, are important to determine what transpired on the morning of November 9, 2018. Up to the time of the press conference, the GCAA official posited that the pilots were not questioned about the incident.When questioned about the condition of the aircraft, Field related that he did not have a chance to speak with the operators with respect to maintenance and could not say if the hydraulic system had some issues before takeoff.As it relates to securing the aircraft, Police Commissioner Leslie James assured that there are enough Police ranks and soldiers at the site to prevent anyone from going close to the aircraft. He added that the Guyana Defence Force has also chipped in with protection.In addition, the baggage hole was cleared and the bags were handed over to their respective owners.TheftMeanwhile, several firefighters are being questioned by the Guyana Police Force after they were accused of stealing personal items from the captain and crew members. The theft occurred while the firemen were assisting in the evacuation of the passengers after the airplane crash landed on Friday.Fire Chief Marlon Gentle confirmed that some of the stolen items such as electronic devises were returned by one of the men. In addition, other items were recovered at the Timehri Fire Station. Gentle told media operatives that the police have taken over the investigations and those found culpable will face he full blunt of the law.In 2016, an incoming Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) flight had struck a Fly Jamaica airplane that was parked at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.It was later confirmed that the right wing of the CAL plane knocked the tail cone of the Fly Jamaica aircraft which was parked. It was reported that the CAL flight was arriving from New York, while the Fly Jamaica plane was being prepared for boarding.Back in 2011, a Boeing 737 – 800 aircraft owned by Caribbean Airlines split into two after it veered off the runaway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.An investigation revealed that “the probable cause of the accident was that the aircraft touched down approximately 4700 feet beyond the runway threshold, some 2700 feet from the end of the runway, as a result of the captain maintaining excess power during the flare and upon touching down, failure to utilise the aircraft’s full deceleration capability resulted in the aircraft overrunning the remaining runway and fracturing the fuselage.”last_img read more

Arsenal target Aubameyang to replace Sanchez

first_img0Shares0000Aubameyang scored 13 league goals in 15 starts this season for Dortmund but was recently dropped from the team for disciplinary issues.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s first choice to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean joins Manchester City, according to reports.The Borussia Dortmund striker is in Ghana for the African Footballer of the Year awards and is due to join up with his team-mates on their winter training camp in Marbella on Friday. City attempted to sign Sanchez last summer, launching a £60m bid on August’s Deadline Day, and have been linked with a January move for the Arsenal forward following an injury to Gabriel Jesus.Jesus suffered a leg injury in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on December 31, and City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the Brazilian striker will be out for several weeks.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be determined to hang on to his top players in January transfer window, but is keen to strengthen his squad as the club battle for a Champions League place.Aubameyang scored 13 league goals in 15 starts this season for Dortmund but was recently dropped from the team for disciplinary issues.-Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kenya maul Djibouti in AFCON qualifier

first_imgKenya got off to the mark early after dominating the match =, Keith Imbali breaking the deadlock with a delightful shot from range.Saidi Musa should have doubled Kenya’s tally in the 14th minute but he could not get a better finish after Tony Odhiambo’s cross from the left found him unmarked at the edge of the six yard box.A period of dominance, Kenya showing their passing prowess culminated in two goals within two minutes which saw the Junior Stars take a 3-0 lead to the break.Musa slotted in a simple finish from inside the box after some quick interchange of passes which ended in a cutback for Musa to tap home. Richdonald then scored the first of his three two minutes later with a tap in unmarked on the right after a deflected shot.Action between Kenya and Djibouti in the CECAFA Under-17 Championship in Tanzania. PHOTO/TFFKenya continued with the dominance in the second half and just seven minutes in, they were 4-0 up, Richdonald hitting his second with a sweet finish on the volley after controlling the ball, juggling away from his markers before sending in a bullet.Eight minutes later, it was 5-0, a sweeping team move from Mike Amenga’s charges and Nicholas Omondi came to the end of it with a shot from distance which was spilled inside the net by the Djibouti keeper.Richdonald then set up a quick brace by Mathew Mwendwa in the 62nd and 71st minutes, as Kenya continued its dominance.The red-hot winger then completed his hattrick late on with Imbali also adding his second with a ninth late on, another red hot shot from distance greasing between the keeper’s palms.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars Under-17 players celebrate one of their nine goals against Djibouti in a CECAFA Championship match at the Azam Complex on August 17, 2018. PHOTO/TFFNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Kenya’s hope of qualifying to next year’s CAF Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations continued to gather momentum as they won their second straight game of the CECAFA region qualifiers, hitting nine past a hapless Djibouti at the Azam Complex in Chamazi on Friday evening.Richdonald Bolo put up a man-of-the-match performance, hitting a hattrick and providing two assists as the Kenyan side picked a successive victory following their opening day 4-0 win over South Sudan.last_img read more

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal is ‘worried’ after a frustrating night in the Champions League

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted he was ‘worried’ by his side’s shortage of goals as the Red Devils were held to a potentially costly 0-0 draw at home to PSV.United prompted throughout but were left frustrated by the final whistle at Old Trafford, leaving them requiring a better result than the Dutch champions in the last round of Champions League group games to clinch qualification to the knockout stages.The Red Devils have excelled defensively this season but have often struggled to break teams down, and Van Gaal confessed he harbours concerns.“I am worried but I know goals are coming and going,” said the Dutchman.“We could have scored at least three today, they were not the most difficult chances but we didn’t score.”Asked in his post-match press conference why his players couldn’t muster a breakthrough, Van Gaal replied:“They are human beings. The real reason you never know.“We didn’t play so well – in the first half it was average – but in the second half, in spite of my changes, it did not improve.”last_img read more

Sunderland SACK Eboue following one-year FIFA ban

first_img Emmanuel Eboue was yet to make an appearance for the Black Cats 1 Sunderland have terminated the contract of Emmanuel Eboue after he was handed a one-year playing ban by FIFA.Eboue has been sanctioned by FIFA’s disciplinary committee for failing to pay his former agent Sebastien Boisseau, and will be banned for one year unless he settles his debt.The 32-year-old former Arsenal man only joined Sunderland earlier this month following a successful trial.But the club have stated they were not made aware of the ongoing dispute when he signed as a free agent on March 9, and have therefore revealed their intension to cancel his contract at the Stadium of Light.A statement published on the club’s official website read: “[Eboue’s] suspension relates to a monetary dispute between the player and a former agent, which precedes his time at Sunderland AFC and was not something that the club was made aware of by the player.“Eboue signed a contract with Sunderland AFC until the end of the current season and the club has therefore given notice of its intention to terminate the contract. The player has two weeks in which to appeal this decision.”Eboue has yet to make his debut for the Black Cats, but was in line to play his first game against West Brom this weekend.The news will have come as another blow to manager Sam Allardyce, who recruited the experienced defender to assist in the club’s battle for Premier League survival.Allardyce has already lost former England midfielder Adam Johnson from his squad after the club sacked him following his admission of sexual activity with a child, and the player has since been jailed.last_img read more

Truckin’ on Thanksgiving

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Since they are truck drivers, they don’t go home much. So basically the restaurants they stop at are family. A home away from home,” said Lacey Cimino, a part-time waitress at Mike’s Diner. Cimino, who has served plates of eggs and bacon there for four years, said all the wait staff knows the regulars by first name. And when the holidays come, they celebrate like family with decorations, food and presents. Last year Cimino received boxes of candy and gift cards to Starbucks and other well-known places from those regular faces. The 16-year-old said she’s often compared to daughters and nieces at home. “I’m like everybody’s daughter because I’m about that age, so I try and make it nice for them,” she said. The diner sits on Castaic Road among a sea of 18-wheelers pulling off Interstate 5, past clusters of tidy housing tracts and windowless warehouses. The street caters to the industry with 24-hour fast food, gas and showers. Motels with blinking “low rate” signs are sprinkled about. This year, the diner won’t be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In fact, the place is closing at 3 p.m. today. Regulars can come by to eat daily specials and pumpkin pie but will have to find another place for dinner. That’s typically how produce drivers Sam Johnson, 54, and Ed Hallowell, 52, celebrate Thanksgiving. Standing outside Mike’s Diner, the Portland, Ore., the drivers said they’ve spent holidays on the road for years, eating Thanksgiving dinners at truck stops and other restaurants from Fresno to Florida. Over time they’ve become holiday buffet aficionados, knowing what places will give them the biggest bang for their buck, where homemade meals are cooked up and what places are better left in the dust. “Pressed turkey is depressing,” Hallowell said. “Some platters are good, but it’s not like being at home.” Across the street at the Pilot Travel Center, hazardous-material driver Mark Weaver, 49, stroked his chin as he recalled his former long-hauling days, sometimes being gone from home for more than a month at a shot. He never knew where he’d be for Thanksgiving, because his loads varied from one place to the next. He, too, found friends along the way at truck stops. But now he’s local. No more weekends or holiday trips for him, a status earned over time, he said. Looking at the walls of trucks riding past on the nearby I-5, the Duarte man said holidays alone on the road can be one rough ride. “These are the last of the cowboys out there,” he said. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – Sitting alone at the diner’s bar, Rick Spohler digs into his lunch, but not before the waitress scolds him for touching the piping hot plate. Spohler, who transports antique cars for a living, laughs, saying he can’t help himself. He’s hungry. He’s on the road, and he has to get going. Like many inside Mike’s Diner, a mom-and-pop truck stop where strong coffee brews 24 hours a day, Spohler has a delivery to make. The 47-year-old will be on the road for Thanksgiving as he makes his way to Colorado Springs and will stop off somewhere in Arizona or New Mexico today for some turkey, cranberries and stuffing. The New York resident won’t be home for the holidays, but like many big-rig drivers, Spohler finds a makeshift family on the road at joints like this one that become more than just a place to stop and eat. last_img read more

Video: Watch youngster Toral score a hat-trick for Brentford

first_imgJon Toral scores a hat-trick as Brentford crush Blackpool 4-0 at Griffin Park to stay on the cusp on the play-off places.See also:Toral keen to use Brentford experienceFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img