Orpheus, Nuclear Affair for Guineas trials

first_imgThe three-year-old campaign leading up to the 1000 and 2000 Guineas on April 9 continues at Caymanas Park today with the respective Guineas trials – the Thornbird Stakes for native-bred fillies and the Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings, both over 1400 metres.Ten fillies have been declared for the $1.1 million Thornbird Stakes, including top contenders NUCLEAR AFFAIR and SORRENTINO’S STAR, to be ridden by in-form three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson and leading all-time jockey Winston Griffiths, respectively.When both fillies last met in the $4.25 million supreme Ventures Jamaica two-year-old Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day, the Gary Subratie-trained NUCLEAR AFFAIR just failed to stave off the winner, FUTURE KING, while then favourite, SORRENTINO’S STAR finished four lengths fifth at level weights.Today, NUCLEAR AFFAIR is in receipt of 4.0kg from topweight SORRENTINO’S STAR. Following her decisive win over the promising colt ORPHEUS on her January 30 seasonal debut over 1500 metres, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, now running with a mere 53.0kg, looks hard to oppose under these favourable conditions.Trainer Subratie is looking forward to even bigger things from NUCLEAR AFFAIR, with the 1000 Guineas just around the corner.”I have very high hopes for her this season. She has definitely trained on from two to three with that good win over the progressive colt Orpheus over 1500 metres some weeks ago, clocking a good time, and is definitely a class act,” said the second-generation trainer.”She apparently has everything in her favour and should use this as a dress rehearsal for the Guineas,” added Subratie.The chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair should win easily from SORRENTINO’S STAR and GIRLY GIRLY LINKS.Meanwhile, 12 colts will face-off in the $1.1 million Prince Consort Stakes and, to my mind, it should come down to a straight fight between Nelson’s mount JAMAI RAJA and ORPHEUS, both impressive winners this season.GOD GOINGPreference is for ORPHEUS, who has pleased in all three races this season. After winning over this trip on January 1 and following up with a close second to NUCLEAR AFFAIR, over 1500 metres on January 30, ORPHEUS gained nods of approval after his impressive win over CHACE THE GREAT in the recent Sir Howard Stakes over 1200 metres, the chestnut colt, by Adore The Gold out of La Reina, covering the distance in the good time of 1;13.3.With in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes having him in good nick and the additional furlong right up his street, ORPHEUS, with champion jockey Shane Ellis again in the saddle, looks the right choice.Other firm fancies on the card are MR. TOPPER TOP MAN in the second race for maidens; IAN LINKS to go one better in the fourth; UNCLE G in the sixth; FUTURE KING over stable-companion HOVER CRAFT and COMMANDING CHIEF in the seventh race over 1500m for overnight allowance horses; and JESSE’S FAVORITE in the closing race.last_img read more

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Linden municipality gets new Junior Mayor

first_imgTwelve-year-old Janae Bristol of the Bishops’ High School is Linden’s new Junior Mayor. Bristol, who is a former student of the Regma Primary School, was selected by a panel on Saturday evening after she and six other students from various schools across Linden contested for the post at the Linden Mayor and Town Council.Linden’s Junior Mayor, Janae BristolThe other members of the Junior Council who competed include Quasha Lewis, who represented the Christianburg Primary; Aneesa Algernon, who represented the Mackenzie Primary; Nyocie Feidtkou, who represented the Amelia’s Ward Primary; Carlisa Stellington, who represented the Amelia’s Ward Primary; Kenson Jennings, who represented the Watooka Day Primary and Natassia Ashby represented One Mile Primary School.Following their introductory presentations, the students were each asked: “if they were to become Junior Mayor what is one thing that they would see change in their community or school or both”. They were judged by a panel and were each awarded tablets as tokens, compliments of the Telecommunications Ministry.In her remarks, Bristol noted that she was happy to be the first female Junior Mayor of Linden as she advocated for women to be leaders in society.“In my opinion, females should start rising up. We can do things that males can do too…I’m happy that I will be helping to make Linden a better place for the next generation to come”, she posited.The Linden’s Junior Mayor and Council has a motto which states, “Continuity in leadership at the local level”.last_img read more

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Pochettino wants Spurs to bounce back at Dortmund

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino hopes to sign players before the transfer window closesLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 21 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his players to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to Arsenal by beating Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.Spurs were dealt a blow at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as they lost the north London derby 2-0 to the Gunners, with goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez securing the three points for manager Arsene Wenger’s side. Pochettino is determined to turn things around as soon as possible and is hopeful his charges can react positively by beating Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League.“Now we have to keep going and get ready for Borussia Dortmund. Okay, we’re already in the next stage of the competition but we want to win and try to change the feeling we have from the weekend,” Pochettino told the club’s website.“It’s always important to compete and to be focused on the next game and when you lose, it’s important to play as soon as possible to change that feeling.”Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen echoed his manager’s sentiments, adding: “It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly after the derby and you can have a bit of revenge — you can show the world that you are a better than what you saw on Saturday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Watford sack manager Marco Silva

first_imgThey remain in 10th place but are just five points above the relegation zone after they lost 2-0 away to Leicester on Saturday, with former Malaga and Rubin Kazan manager Javi Gracia expected to take over at Vicarage Road.The Club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.The 40-year-old Portuguese was linked with the Everton manager’s job before Sam Allardyce took over and Sky sources understand their majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri approached Watford owner Gino Pizzo in person after the Toffees’ 3-2 win at Goodison Park in November to ask permission to talk to Silva about becoming their new manager.That was refused and Watford confirmed in a statement that an “unwarranted approach” was key to their decision to sack Silva – Sky sources understand he was called to the training ground on Sunday morning before being given the news by CEO, Scott Duxbury.Silva is believed to have wanted to join Everton, meaning trust with the board and the players was severely damaged, with Watford hinting that the link to the Toffees was the “catalyst” for the decision to sack him.“Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva,” read a statement on the club’s official website.“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services, we would have continued to prosper under his leadership.“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.“For the security and success of the football club, the board believes it has to make a change.“The club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.”Watford were the sixth highest Premier League spenders in the summer and had targeted a top-eight finish, having assembled their most expensive squad.Of particular concern to the club was the number of games surrendered from winning positions, particularly the two late goals they conceded to lose 2-1 at home to Swansea on December 30, having led since the 11th minute when Andre Carrillo scored the opener.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marco Silva has been appointed as the manager of Premier League side Hull CityWATFORD, United Kingdom, Jan 21- Watford manager Marco Silva has been sacked following a run of poor results, with the club apparently unhappy at Everton’s pursuit of him earlier in the season.The Hornets were as high as fourth in the Premier League table in October but have won just once in their last 11 top-flight matches.last_img read more

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Transfer news: £38m Chelsea and Liverpool target says he wants move this month

first_img1 Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira Alex Teixeira has spoken out over his future amid interest from Chelsea and Liverpool – confessing that he wants to move in the January transfer window.On Thursday, reports claimed that Liverpool had opened talks with the £38m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk forward, tabling an opening bid of £24.6m.This news arrived after weeks of speculation that Chelsea were the favourites to clinch his signature this month.And Teixeira himself has now confirmed that an offer has been received and he has informed Shakhtar of his wish to leave the club.Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Globo, the 26-year-old said, “I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution.“But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer.“After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar, we are ready to move and I have spoken to my wife and daughter.”Teixeira continued: “It is my desire to move to a big league and I know that the English league is very strong. I am ready and I know that I will grow up a lot there.“I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested but I haven’t given my word to either of them.“I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League.“In my mind, it is the strongest in the world. I want a challenge and to further my career there. My aim is to move to a big club so that I can well there and get a place in the Brazil squad. Everyone knows that it is hard to achieve and I need to leave here to achieve that goal.”last_img read more

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family joined by players at the King Power

first_imgFirst team stars led by manager Claude Puel, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy came out next.They walked around the perimeter to read the messages fans and other mourners had left. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 12 no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 12 12 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family, along with the Leicester City first team, have visited the King Power Stadium to see the tributes left for the late Foxes owner.The 60-year-old was killed, along with four others when the helicopter carrying them crashed outside the King Power Stadium and burst into flames on Saturday night.Wearing all black, Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife, Aimon and son, Aiyawatt were seen looking at the thousands of flowers, scarves and soft toys already left at the scene of the accident before laying their own tribute. Leicester’s players led the tributes to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and the club confirmed the Carabao Cup game against Southampton will be postponed. REPLY REVEALED shining Leicester players Wes Morgan, James Maddison, Matty James and Harry Maguire look at the tributes Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt visited the King Power Stadium to lay flowers Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Vardy, the club’s striker, makes his way around the perimeter at the King Power Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Darnell Johnson places a Leicester shirt among the many floral tributes 12 Kasper Schmeichel, right, looks at the tributes – the goalkeeper posted a heartfelt tribute himself on social media BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 12 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his son, Aiyawatt, celebrate Leicester’s Premier League triumph together in 2016 Thousands of mourners have already left tributes and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha appeared to be visibly moved by what he saw On Twitter, goalkeeper Schmeichel posted on Twitter a moving message, which read: “Dear Mr Chairman. I cannot believe this is happening. I am so totally devastated and heartbroken. I just cannot believe what I saw last night. It just doesn’t seem real.“It is difficult to put into words how much you meant to this football club and to the city of Leicester. Never have I ever come across a man like you. So hard working, so passionate, so kind and so generous in the extreme.“You changed football. Forever! You gave hope to everyone that the impossible was possible. You literally made my dreams come true.“We now have a responsibility as a club, as players and fans to honour you. From knowing you we do this by being the family you created.”center_img Mr Srivaddhanaprabha became chairman of Leicester in February 2011 and under him, The Foxes won promotion back to the Premier League in 2014 – and with it secured the riches of modern-day football.The most ardent Leicester fan, though, could not have dreamed they would ever see the club crowned Premier League champions – even if taking on odds at 5,000-1.Quoted by the Wall Street Journal when looking back on their unexpected success, Aiyawatt, Leicester’s vice-chairman, said: “When we bought the team, we had so many plans.“If you ask whether we believed the team would become the Premier League champion when we bought it, the truth is at that point we didn’t dare to think so.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 12 Most popular football news ADVICE As well as the numerous tributes on the ground, a portrait of the late owner is also visible 12 After the family laid their wreath, they were then joined by players from Leicester’s academy and first team.The youth team walked out first where Darnell Johnson placed a signed shirt among the many flowers. huge blow Dressed in black, Aimon and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, laid a wreath among many other flowers, soft toys and scarves 12 A father of four, Srivaddhanaprabha’s children are all involved in the King Power company Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED 12 12 Leicester City 1st team squad emerge from King Power stadium and stand with fans to see the extraordinary tribute here pay their respects pic.twitter.com/25ZNeL52AP— Dan Roan (@danroan) October 29, 2018 A Leicester fan, one of thousands who have visited the stadium, greeted Aiyawatt as he arrived to lay his wreath 12 12 Manager Claude Puel was also in attendance last_img read more

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NOONAN SHOULD BE PUSHING FOR REDUCTION IN IRELAND’S DEBT BURDEN – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said Minister Michael Noonan should be using his time with EU leaders to push for a reduction in Ireland’s debt burden through retrospective recapitalisation of our banks and not just agreement on the IMF loan repayments.Pearse DohertyDeputy Doherty said he hopes Minister Noonan can get agreement from the ECB and EU to repay the IMF loans so that some savings can be made on our interest rates.“I urge him too to push for the retrospective recapitalisation of our pillar banks. “We must remember that the reason Ireland owes the IMF money is because of the bank bailout. It is now over two years since the EU committed to separating banking and sovereign debt.“At the time the government called this a ‘game changer’ and a ‘seismic shift’ and implied that it meant that Ireland would have its banking debt recapitalised through the ESM. In October, it will be one year since the Taoiseach wrote a letter to all EU leaders calling for this commitment to be followed through on.”He added the Minister should be forthrightly putting Ireland’s case on this matter to EU leaders.“Ireland needs to reduce our debt burden further and the focus must remain on retrospective recapitalisation.”  NOONAN SHOULD BE PUSHING FOR REDUCTION IN IRELAND’S DEBT BURDEN – DOHERTY was last modified: September 9th, 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:banks recpaitalisaitondonegalMinister Michael NoonanPearse Dohertylast_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Has Comeback Attempt At UIC Fall Short

first_img PDF Box Score Live Stats CHICAGO – The Drake University men’s soccer team mounted a late comeback attempt at UIC that fell just short as the Flames held on for a 3-2 win, Tuesday, Sept. 20 evening at Flames Field. Junior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) nearly tied the game minutes later as he headed a ball that went left of the goal as the Flames ran out the clock to hold on for the win.After being held without a shot in the first half, Drake doubled up UIC in shot attempts in the final half at 10-5. Enna and redshirt freshman Adam Nicholson (Iowa City, Iowa) led the Bulldogs with two shots each.”Tonight we could see the impact of a heavy travel schedule,” said acting head coach Kyle Smith. “With six of the first eight games in the road, and a tight turnaround against Loyola, we looked a little fatigued and slow to get up to the pace of the game. We defended well in the first half but never really go going in the attacking phase of the game until the last 20-25 minutes. Although a tremendous effort from the team to pull it back to 3-2, it was not enough tie the game up. The short break will be good for the guys to refresh and regroup for Western Michigan next week.”Drake continues non-conference play at Western Michigan on Sept. 27 with first kick scheduled for 3 p.m. Print Friendly Version Preview HTML Box Score With the clock winding down and trailing 3-1, it was a first-time goal-scorer off the bench that came up big for Drake in the 87th minute. Senior Adam Weatherly (Parkville, Mo.) scored his first career goal after receiving a pass off a free kick from sophomore Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) as Weatherly collected the ball and shot it from the top of the box past the UIC goalkeeper, Andrew Putna. Full Schedule Roster center_img Story Links at Western Michigan 9/27/2016 – 3 PM In the second half, UIC scored three goals in the first 18:20 of play to lead 3-0. However, a resilient Drake squad responded with a massive comeback attempt. Senior Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa) scored the Bulldogs’ first goal in the 74th minute (74:22). Redshirt sophomore Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) sent a free kick to the right side of the box that Sunday shot into the opposite side of the goal. It is the first goal this season for Sunday. Neither Drake (3-5-0) or UIC (2-5-1) scored in the first half as the Bulldogs did not attempt a shot and Flames had eight. Next Game:last_img read more

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Volleyball Announces Maggie Baumert as Assistant Coach

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head volleyball coach has announced the addition of Maggie Baumert to his staff as an assistant coach.Baumert, a native of Elkhorn, Neb., and former standout at Creighton University joins the Bulldogs after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan. Baumert will work primarily with the setters at Drake and serve as the Bulldogs’ recruiting coordinator.”Maggie is an outstanding up-and-coming coach that comes to Drake highly recommended,” McBroom said. “She espouses the core values that will make her a great fit in our program and the culture that we have established.”Maggie Baumert joined the Central Michigan volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2016 and was promoted to full-time assistant coach the following season.At CMU, Baumert worked with the setters and the team’s offensive systems.She began her coaching career working camps while at her alma mater, Creighton, and for three years with Volleyball Club Nebraska.As a student-athlete, Baumert was a standout setter at Creighton, where she helped lead the Bluejays to BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships in 2014 and 2015.”As a player, Maggie led her team to the NCAAs, which is one of the goals of our program,” McBroom. “Complimenting her experience and leadership as a student-athlete, she has gained tremendous experience at Central Michigan and we will look forward to the impact Maggie will have on our program.”She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and the league all-tournament squad in 2015 when the Bluejays advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.Baumert earned her bachelor of science with a major in psychology from Creighton in 2016 and her master’s from CMU in 2018.Baumert joins a Drake program that is coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history that amassed a 23-10 record in 2017. The 2017 team made history with its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament appearance since 2010 and the team’s 23 wins were the third most in program history and most since 2010. Additionally, the team’s 12 conference wins were the second most by the program in an 18-game MVC schedule. The Bulldogs return 10 student-athletes from that team, including a pair of All-MVC selections for the 2018 team.The Bulldogs begin the 2018 campaign August 24-25 at the Sam Houston State Classic.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Softball Travels to Arizona for Six Challenging Games

first_imgStory Links Arizona is 11-0 all-time against Drake, including 2-0 at the 2017 Wildcat Invitational. Drake and James Madison will play each other for the first time ever. Drake defeated Minnesota 5-0 during the 2010 season in the last meeting between the teams. Drake and Kent State have split six all-time head-to-head matchups with the last one coming in 1993. At the plate, the Bulldogs were led by their 1-2-3 hitters, Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) and Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa). The trio of Iowans went a combined 18-for-45 (.400) with five RBI, six stolen bases, 10 walks and 13 runs scored. Arizona Game 1 Live Stats Arizona Video Stream TUCSON, Ariz. – The Drake University softball team travels west to Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 28-March 3, where it will play at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. In the five wins, Newman went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA and one save with 22 strikeouts while Timmons went 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 28 strikeouts. Newman, who became Drake’s all-time wins leader over the weekend, earned her 12th MVC Pitcher of the Week honor Monday. Timmons improved her all-time record to an impressive 20-6 in her young career.center_img Drake received votes in both the USA Today/NFCA’s and ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 polls this week after its successful weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. The Bulldogs were led by outstanding pitching by the duo of Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa), paired with timely hitting and patience at the plate. As a team, Drake drew 31 walks, including several with the bases loaded. Arizona Game 2 Live Stats Non-Arizona Live Stats Drake, which is coming off a 5-0 weekend, including a win over then No. 12 Arkansas at its home tournament, will play host and No. 12 Arizona twice, Minnesota (RV) twice, No. 19 James Madison and Kent State while in Tucson. The Bulldogs start the trip Thursday night with a game against the Wildcats before the three-day tournament starts Friday against Minnesota at 12 p.m. and followed by a rematch against the Wildcats. The games against Arizona will be streamed for free at arizonawildcats.com/sblive while the rest will be streamed with a subscription fee at FloSoftball.com. Live stats will be available for all six games. Following its trip to Tucson, Drake visits Norman, Okla., March 8-9, for the Oklahoma Invite hosted by the No. 4 Sooners. It will be the Bulldogs final non-conference tournament where it will play Grand Canyon, Northwestern and Oklahoma and then end the trip March 10 at Tulsa for a single game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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