first_imgTWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP ROY H BACK TO DEFEND TITLE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGSSPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD SET AT 12 NOONARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019)–Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champ and reigning Eclipse Award  Sprinter Roy H heads a field of six older horses as he defends his title in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes going six furlongs.Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen, Roy H has been idle since taking his second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.  A 7-year-old gelding by More Than Ready, Roy H was arguably the most impressive winner on Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, as he won by 3 ¼ lengths while posting a lofty 111 Beyer Speed figure–matching his career best figure achieved in winning the 2017 Sprint at Del Mar.  A winner of last year’s Palos Verdes, he’s bidding for his third consecutive win under Florida-based Paco Lopez.West Point Thoroughbreds’ Kanthaka, who was likely in need of his most recent start, a ninth place finish behind highly regarded McKinzie in the Grade I Malibu Stakes here Dec. 26, appears to be the likely second choice in what will be the 66thrunning of the prestigious Palos Verdes.ROY HOwner:  Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen, LLCTrainer:  Peter MillerA win machine by any accounting, Roy H has four wins and a second place finish from six starts at The Great Race Place, with his most recent local win a facile 2 ¾ length score in the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship two starts back on Oct. 6.  With “bigger fish to fry” in the months ahead, the Palos Verdes is likely a tune up for Roy H, who now has an overall mark of 22-9-5-2 and earnings of $3,019,765.KANTHAKAOwner:  West Point ThoroughbredsTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferThird to McKinzie four starts back in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes here on March 10, this 4-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed was subsequently well beaten in the Grade II Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland April 7.  Subsequent to that, he cut back in distance to seven furlongs and rallied to take the Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita May 12 and was then idle prior to finishing six lengths behind McKinzie in the seven furlong Malibu Dec. 26.  With a recent race to his credit, Kanthaka, who will be handled by leading man Flavien Prat, should be set to bring his best in the Palos Verdes.ST. JOE BAYOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerThis venerable 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding will be making his 35th career start and has to be accorded a puncher’s chance.  Fresh off a gutty head victory in a five furlong classified allowance at Los Alamitos Dec. 14, he was haltered by Sadler for $62,500 on May 28 and has been a gem of consistency in five subsequent starts.  With wet weather forecast through Thursday, St. Joe Bay would appreciate any sort of off track, as he posted a 1 ¾ length win in the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes here over a sloppy surface in December, 2016.  Look for him to press the early issue on Saturday as he shoots for his fourth win in 13 local tries.  With an overall mark of 34-6-7-6, he has earnings of $610,515.THE GRADE II PALOS VERDES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 10              Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PT Touched by Autism–Geovanni Franco–120Distinctive B–Drayden Van Dyke–120Kanthaka–Flavien Prat–122St. Joe Bay–Tyler Baze–120Conquest Tsunami–Joel Rosario–120Awesome Anywhere–Mike Smith–120Roy H–Paco Lopez–124Special early first post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12 noon.For additional information, please visit or call (626)574-RACE.last_img read more


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first_imgRussell shines again MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies all-rounder once again proved his worth for Sydney Thunder as they produced another strong performance to edge Melbourne Stars by a single run off the last ball in an electrifying Big Bash League encounter yesterday. Sent in at the MCG, Thunder rallied to 178 for six off their 20 overs behind opener Usman Khawaja’s brilliant unbeaten 109 off 70 balls. Russell smashed 22 off 16 balls to be the only other batsman to pass 20 and one of only three to reach double figures. Thunder were going nowhere at 59 for three in the ninth over when Khawaja anchored a series of partnerships to spark a revival. It was his exhilarating 53-run fifth-wicket stand off 29 balls with Russell that gave the innings real momentum. While he pummelled 12 fours and three sixes, the right-handed Russell chipped in with four boundaries before perishing in the 18th over, brilliantly caught by a leaping James Faulkner at long on off seamer John Hastings. In reply, Stars were propelled by Kevin Pietersen’s superb 76 off 42 balls with five fours and six sixes, while Faulkner made 45 not out from 36 deliveries with two fours. The hosts were cruising at 48 without loss before pacer Russell, who finished with two for 28 from his four overs, struck twice in the sixth over to remove both openers Marcus Stoinis (27) and Luke Wright (18) and halt their progress. In Sydney, there was no such fortune for West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy as his Hobart Hurricanes went down by 95 runs to Sydney Sixers. Sammy went wicketless in two overs, which cost 32 runs, as Sixers piled up 186 for seven and then made two from six deliveries as Hurricanes collapsed for 91. Taylor sparks, but Thunder lose BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor extended her handsome run of form, but Sydney Thunder’s batting failed as they collapsed to a 14-run defeat to Brisbane Heat in the women’s Big Bash League here yesterday. Chasing 142 for victory at the Gabba, Thunder were held to 127 for nine off their 20 overs, with the right-handed Taylor top-scoring with 43 and Erin Osborne getting 31. Taylor faced 47 balls and struck three fours and a six, while Osborne counted two fours off 33 deliveries. Earlier, Jess Jonassen top-scored with 47 from 44 balls and captain Delissa Kimmince hit 29 from 27 balls, to help Heat up to 141 for eight off their 20 overs. Taylor proved economical with her off spin, taking one for 23 from her four overs.last_img read more

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first_imgReal are top moneymakers LONDON (AP): Real Madrid are football’s biggest moneymakers for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to their lowest position in eight years. Madrid’s revenue of US$628 million in 2014-15 kept them top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. The revenue of the world’s top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 percent year-to-year to US$7.2 billion. European and Spanish champions Barcelona regained second place by generating US$609 million, displacing Manchester United, who made US$560 million while still struggling on the pitch in the post-Alex Ferguson era. French champion Paris Saint-Germain climbed to fourth by generating US$522 million, followed by Bayern on US$515 million. Napoli coach Sarri banned MILAN (AP): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined US$22,000 for “directing extremely insulting epithets” toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli’s 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says yesterday’s decision “formally clarifies” that Sarri’s comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discrimination. The club says it hopes Mancini “can accept the apologies which have repeatedly been offered.” Mancini was fined US$5,422 for “an intimidating attitude toward the coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” and for being “disrespectful” toward the fourth official in the dressing room after the match. Chelsea player joins Werder Bremen on loan BREMEN, Germany (AP): Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. The Bundesliga club announced the deal yesterday without giving financial details. Werder Bremen are 16th in the Bundesliga and face a struggle against relegation when the campaign resumes this weekend after the winter break. The club needed a defender after the departure of Assani Lukimya for China. Djilobodji could make his debut on Sunday at Schalke. He arrived in Chelsea last summer from the French club Nantes and made only one brief League Cup appearance in September.last_img read more

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Chelsea target Kepa pays Athletic Bilbao buyout clause

first_img“At 12:02 p.m. (1002 GMT) on Wednesday, August 8, La Liga informed our club that the player, Kepa Arrizabalaga, had met the conditions to unilaterally break his contract that linked him to Athletic Club,” the Spanish side said in a statement.“The amount of the compensation established in the contract has been deposited.“Athletic thanks the player for his contribution during the time he has remained in our club.”In Spain, instead of the buying club paying the selling club the amount set by the contract, the player must buy himself out.This is done by depositing the amount of the buyout clause with La Liga to release the player. La Liga then pass the money onto the selling club.Chelsea’s move for Kepa comes with Belgium number one Courtois strongly linked with Real Madrid, having yet to report to training with the Premier League club following the World Cup.Kepa has played 53 times in La Liga for Bilbao over the last two seasons, and made his international debut in a 5-0 friendly win over Costa Rica in November 2017.He was also in the Spain squad for the recent World Cup in Russia as back-up to David De Gea, but did not get any playing time.Kepa signed a new long-term contract, which increased his release clause from 20 million euros, with Athletic in January to end speculation linking him with a move to Real. The European champions are instead on the verge of completing a reported 35-million-euro deal for Courtois, who was voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup.Courtois, who spent three seasons at Atletico Madrid from 2011 to 2014, has repeatedly stated his desire to move closer to his two children in the Spanish capital.However, Real coach Julen Lopetegui refused to comment on the speculation following his team’s 2-1 victory over Roma in the final game of their US pre-season tour on Tuesday.“I always say that I’m not talking about players who’re not at Real Madrid,” said Lopetegui. “Keylor (Navas) is our goalkeeper and there are no other goalkeepers I can talk about except Keylor, Kiko (Casilla), Andriy (Lunin) and Luca (Zidane).“Keylor is phenomenal, he has our full confidence and is an extraordinary goalkeeper. He’s delighted to belong to Real Madrid and we’re delighted with him.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the verge of moving to Chelsea in a world-record deal for a goalkeeper © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMadrid, Spain, Aug 8 – Athletic Bilbao said on Wednesday that Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his 80-million-euro ($93 million) buyout clause, paving the way for the Spain international to join Chelsea as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.The 23-year-old is expected to replace Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge for a record fee that would surpass the 72.5 million euros Liverpool paid Roma for Brazilian Alisson last month.last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 8

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsenal and Liverpool are hot on the trail of Spanish starlet Dani Ceballos. The Real Betis midfielder, who has been likened to Cesc Fabregas, has less than a year on his contract, with the buyout clause set a £7.5million. (Daily Mirror)FC Basle’s teenage star Breel Embolo is attracting the interest of Arsenal. Rivals Tottenham have also been tracking the player. who is valued at around £10million. (Daily Express)Southampton are adamant that they will not sell Victor Wanyama to Tottenham Hotspur next year for any price and have also become extremely reluctant to do business with Spurs for any player following their recent transfer dealings with their Premier League rivals. Spurs also annoyed West Bromwich Albion this summer over their pursuit of Saido Berahino. (Daily Telegraph)Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams will join Nottingham Forest on loan on Tuesday. Long-serving defender Paddy McCarthy is also in talks to join Wigan while rookie winger Sullay Kaikai is attracting interest from Bolton. (Daily Mirror)Derby are very keen on a loan deal for Manchester United striker James Wilson but face stern competition from fellow Championship clubs. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…Man United alert! Lazio star Lucas Biglia reveals he has not signed new dealManchester United lead chase for £30m-rated Lazio starletHope for Chelsea! Paul Pogba hints he could leave JuventusFiorentina plotting January move for Chelsea defender Kurt ZoumaKarim Benzema insists there was ‘nothing’ in talk of Real Madrid to Arsenal moveArsenal, Manchester City and Juventus read to do battle over IscoBarcelona line up shock move for Leicester City star Riyad MahrezLiverpool and Tottenham target Riccardo Montolivo rejected ‘several offers’ this summer, claims agentWatford target Diego Perotti insists he is happy at Genoalast_img read more

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first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has expressed serious concern about major gaps in the social work system nationally, with 71 social workers due to retire by the end of this month.This is in addition to the Government’s failure to honour its commitment to deliver 60 extra social workers last year, as recommended by the Ryan report.“Instead of filling the gaps in our social care system as recommended by the Ryan Report, the Government is now allowing even more gaps to appear,” said Donegal North East Deputy McConalogue. “The Government committed to recruiting 60 social workers during 2011 but the Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that only 10 of these posts were in place by the end of 2011.  The HSE has now released figures to show that a further 71 social workers of varying grades will retire by the end of this month. This will leave an enormous gap in a system which is already struggling to cope with the demand for its services.“The report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, otherwise known as the Ryan Report, recommended that extra 200 social workers be appointed in 2010 and a further 60 in 2011.  The previous Government delivered on the 2010 requirement, but this Government has filled only 10 of the 60 posts required last year.“All of the recent inquiries into horrific cases of child abuse and neglect have highlighted the importance of a robust social work system to reach vulnerable children in the community.  We do not need more reports with more of the same recommendations to justify the filling of vacant frontline social worker posts across the country.”He said he was calling on the Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald to outline her contingency plans for the social work service following the retirement of a further 71 key workers. He added: “I am also calling on the Minister to ensure the remaining 50 of the 60 posts she promised to deliver by the end of last year are put in place urgently. Our child protection services are already overstretched and these professionals must begin work immediately.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on SOCIAL SERVICES IN CRISIS – CHILDREN WILL SUFFER was last modified: February 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguesocial services retirementslast_img read more



first_imgEllevyn IrwinWith applications for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur due to close at the end of July, a young Donegal businesswoman who scooped two major awards in last year’s competition has urged entrepreneurs in Donegal aged between 18 and 30 to make sure they apply this year.Ellevyn Irwin from Buncrana, won the Best New Idea category in last year’s competition in Donegal having had the idea for her business – Click Clinic – floating about in her head for around three years.“The advice and support I got after I had entered has been fantastic. The Local Enterprise Office has been a great help to me, the fact that I was starting out with a new idea and I came in with one arm longer than the other not knowing what I was doing. They really pointed me in the right direction and put me in contact with people I needed to talk to and that helped me a huge amount.” The Young Entrepreneur contest includes categories for start up and for established businesses as well as for ideas.Local winners in those categories Christy Lynch of Efficient Renewables (best Established Business) and Pete Friel of Chartered Education (best Start Up) echoed Ellevyn’s praise for the contest.DCEB, Photo Clive Wasson.“Any new ideas we would have now our first point of contact is always with LEO because they will always help you in the right direction, let you know what is out there and let you know what is available.Any bit of mentoring at all that you can get is a help and there is plenty there that you can get for established businesses as well as new businesses. It is great for helping your business along and making you progress,” said Christy. All of the finalists in last year’s local competition were so thrilled with the training and assistance they had received, that many said they felt like winners irrespective of who actually took the various titles.And while there is significant money to be won – there is €50,000 in total up for grabs for the category winners in Donegal – the category winners last year were certainly fulsome in their praise for the competition’s other huge benefit.Pete Friel“One of the most positive aspects of becoming involved in the competition was the opportunity to take part in the Boot Camp and the mentoring as part of the process. I have to say that my ideas were constructively challenged, and I received valuable feedback that I can use to develop a more sustainable business model and something that will create a much more solid business in the long run,” said Pete.Head of Enterprise in Donegal Enterprise Office, Michael Tunney said that the feedback from applicants last year was that the Business Bootcamps had been of tremendous assistance.“It is a nice incentive for applicants to try and capture the investment prizes, but even if they don’t, taking part in the Business Bootcamps will help them fine tune their business plans, learn new enterprise skills and avail of the highest quality one to one mentoring and business coaching.” He added that the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal has €50,000 to invest in three local businesses or start-ups – Best Idea (€10,000 investment prize), Best Start-Up (€20,000 investment prize) and Best Established Business (€20,000 investment prize).But, he stressed that the deadline for the competition is fast approaching and he urged the county’s young entrepreneurs to get their applications in before the July 31 deadline.Applications can be made online at www.ibye but anyone seeking more information before submitting their application can call Donegal Local Enterprise Office: 07491 60735 or e.mail info@leo.donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS URGED TO ENTER €50,000 BUSINESS CONTEST was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessdonegallast_img read more


Boss Pardew praises Newcastle duo but is critical of Yanga-Mbiwa

first_imgNewcastle manager Alan Pardew singled Sammy Ameobi and Luuk de Jong out for praise following his team’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.The Blues were largely dominant at Stamford Bridge, where the outstanding Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick.But Chelsea keeper Petr Cech had to produce an important first-half save to deny Moussa Sissoko after the midfelder had been put through on goal.“For part of the first half I thought we played very well and we had a fantastic chance at 1-0 but unfortunately we missed it and then they went down the other end and scored again,” Pardew said;“There were a few positives. Sammy Ameobi did well and Luuk de Jong gave the type of performance that in the next 13 games I think will be important for us.”But Pardew was critical of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, whose needless foul on Samuel Eto’o led to the penalty from which Hazard made it 3-0.He said: “I’m a little bit disappointed. I don’t know why he’s grabbed him like that. It was a really soft goal.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. — After months of trying to tap into the essence of a dynasty, the Warriors on Wednesday finally seemed to channel what made those teams great: Ball movement, 3-point shooting and a defense that gained strength as the game went on.The Warriors lost to the Trail Blazers, 122-112, at Moda Center in Portland on Wednesday, but finally resembled something like the teams that went to five straight NBA Finals. The difference on Wednesday was that they did not have the elite talent …last_img

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Upcoming Webinar | Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community

first_imgTraumatic Experiences: Impacts and CopingIt’s no secret that children and youth can be profoundly impacted by instances of trauma and community violence. With all the latest research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), we can see that the effects of trauma and violence experienced during childhood can have lasting, lifelong consequences. Military families can also face unique circumstances and challenges around violent and traumatic events. In knowing this information, the question truly becomes what can parents, educators, and service professionals do to help children cope during and after a traumatic experience?One fantastic organization that provides tools and resources for many topic areas is Sesame Street for Military Families!Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual website with information and resources on a variety of topics with military families in mind. Several of these topics include deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, self-expression, as well as trauma and community violence.On January 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. ET, Sabrina Huda and Antonio Freitas from Sesame Street for Military Families and the Sesame Street Workshop, will be facilitating a 90-minute webinar on the impact of childhood trauma and community violence, where they will highlight resources and activities to help children cope, as well as strategies that assist with self-care following a disturbing event.Participants can also receive FREE continuing education credits for this event! If you are unable to attend the live event, the webinar will be archived for viewing at your convenience. CEUs will be available for the archived event until January 17, 2020.We hope you will join us for this important webinar and share with others who may be interested in learning with us!Kids Serve Too SeriesKids Serve Too! is a webinar series designed to support service providers and education professionals who work with military children and families. This Sesame Street for Military Families and Military Families Learning Network collaborative webinar series invites you to explore resources and strategies related to community violence, military relocation, military caregiving, and young children with special needs.Learn more about the series, sign up for the mailing list and take a look at the other webinars in this series on the Kids Serve Too homepage!Kids Serve Too –  Homepagelast_img read more

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