Always Dreaming checks into Pimlico’s Stall 40

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP):Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming made himself right at home on Tuesday in Stall 40 at Pimlico Race Course, munching on hay while his handlers scurried around him.The bay colt was in excellent spirits after travelling from Churchill Downs to Pimlico, where he will spend the next 11 days before running in the Preakness.Always Dreaming was pampered by assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale, who will be joined by her boss, trainer Todd Pletcher, on Wednesday.”I just spoke to Todd and told him: ‘The horse looks very bright-eyed. He looks very happy’,” DePasquale said. “It’s pretty special to see him looking that well. I’m happy and I know Todd is.”HOUSED GREAT CHAMPIONSStall 40 is traditionally reserved for the Kentucky Derby winner and has housed many of the greatest champions in horse racing history. Secretariat and Seattle Slew are among several Triple Crown winners who resided there, but Always Dreaming is the first Derby winner to cozy into Stall 40 since California Chrome in 2014.”It’s actually very exciting because we think he’s a really, really special horse,” DePasquale said.The 13/16-mile Preakness will be run on May 20. The notion behind bringing Always Dreaming to Pimlico well before the race was twofold: to avoid excessive travel and to let the horse get familiar with his surroundings.last_img read more

No LeBron, but ESPYs attendees abuzz about newest Laker

first_imgJames was nominated for Best NBA player for the 14th straight year at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.“I think he’s going to do great things,” soon-to-be NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens said. “I can see everywhere he’s gone they’ve increased their wins. I expect nothing less.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Athletes and celebrities offered suggestions on how James can settle into life as a new Angeleno. He has yet to speak publicly about his new team since leaving Cleveland for the West Coast.“It’s limitless,” rapper G-Eazy said. “This is Los Angeles. There’s everything you could ever dream of here.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon suggested the two do a beach day.“He’s probably going to be training around where I live so we’ve got to go to Manhattan Beach, obviously,” the bronze medalist said.Rippon, who recently skated nude for a photo shoot, offered to teach James how to soar on the ice if it’s of interest to the newest Lakers superstar.“LeBron should know that if he ever needs a lesson, I’ll help him out,” Rippon said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 10 Gilas players, 2 coaches suspended by Fiba for brawl; SBP gets hefty fine Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Host Danica Patrick appears in a sketch at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES — LeBron James was absent from the ESPYs, but was still the talk of the town on the red carpet under a sizzling sun in Los Angeles.“There’s a buzz around this city,” Lakers teammate Josh Hart said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donnie Nietes vacates WBO super flyweight title to pursue bigger fights Rogelio Getigan, the head coach of Kings Montessori School’s girls’ volleyball team, is replacing Padda as the head coach of the Lady Falcons, according to a statement by Adamson University.Padda, however, will remain in the team’s bench for the remainder of the season as the Lady Falcons try to bounce back from their 0-3 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The administration expresses its gratitude to coach Airess Padda for mentoring the team through two UAAP seasons,” said Adamson in the statement. “She will, however, be still part of the coaching staff.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MANILA, Philippines—Air Padda has been axed as Adamson University’s head coach three games into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Padda started her career with Adamson in Season 79 but her first year with the Lady Falcons produced just one win against 13 losses.The Lady Falcons nearly entered the Final Four in Season 80 with a 6-8 record but settled for the fifth spot in the standings.This wasn’t the first time Adamson had to change coaches in the middle of the tournament when in 2016 it had to give double duties to Domingo Custodio to become the mentor of both the men and women’s programs after Sherwin Meneses left the team eight games into Season 78.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Youth asks for lesser sentence in slaying

first_imgLANCASTER – A jailed teenage boy who killed another with a baseball bat made a brief appearance Friday in court, sharing hugs with family members but getting no closer to his hope for a reduced sentenced. A resentencing hearing for the Palmdale youth whose murder conviction was reduced to voluntary manslaughter was postponed because a new attorney is coming in to handle his case. Greg Harris Jr., now 15, entered Lancaster Juvenile Court wearing silver-rimmed glasses, a light-gray sweat shirt and dark pants, about a head taller and more hefty than when he last appeared in court in 2005. After the short hearing, Harris was allowed to hug his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and family friends before going back to the court lockup. While they stood in line at the snack bar, Rourke teased Harris about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said. Harris hit Rourke in the knee with an aluminum bat, then seconds later hit him on the neck, severing an artery. The maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter is 11 years. Second-degree murder carries a term of 15 years to life. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A state appeals court in January threw out Harris’ second-degree murder conviction for killing 15-year-old Jeremy Rourke and ordered he be resentenced on the lesser charge. Harris was sentenced in July 2005 to the California Youth Authority until he is 25. Rourke’s parents also attended the hearing. The appellate court found that Harris, 13 at the time, did not harbor an intent to kill. The appellate decision noted Juvenile Court Judge Richard Naranjo’s statement about Harris’ emotional state – that he was upset, angered and “in the heat of passion.” Rourke, a Highland High School freshman described by family and friends as an avid athlete who enjoyed being a junior umpire, died within hours of being hit in the head April 12, 2005, at the Palmdale PONY League baseball complex, where he was a spectator. last_img read more

Work still progressing on flood damaged roads in the peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation says they still have lots of work ahead of them in fixing the damage from the floods that ravaged northern BC.They estimate that they have 300 locations that were hit by the flooding.In early August, the Ministry says they had close to 200 pieces of heavy equipment working on repair sites. According to their website, they are trying to do the best they can to repair damage.“While a number of affected routes have reopened, there is still a lot of work to be done and our crews are doing their best to repair damaged sections and reinforce them to help prevent future damage.”- Advertisement -There are many phases crews have to go through to make sure the roads are completely repaired and safe for the public to travel on.last_img read more

DONEGAL PLAYERS GET THEIR ALL-IRELAND MEDALS AT BANQUET FIT FOR KINGS OF FOOTBALL

first_imgDONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND heroes were presented with their 2012 winners medals at a banquet in the county last night.The squad were at the Mount Errigal Hotel for the special event run by the County Board.And don’t they look well in their sleek Evolve Menswear suits. The Kavanagh family were very proud of Rory – All-Ireland winner and County Champion in the same year.DONEGAL PLAYERS GET THEIR ALL-IRELAND MEDALS AT BANQUET FIT FOR KINGS OF FOOTBALL was last modified: December 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:DONEGAL PLAYERS GET THEIR ALL-IRELAND MEDALS AT BANQUET FIT FOR KINGS OF FOOTBALLlast_img read more

England star Fabian Delph returns home with wife set to give birth

first_imgDelph flew out of Russia after starting Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium, which saw England finish as Group G runners-up.His wife, Natalie, is due to give birth on Saturday, three days before England face Colombia in the last 16.Southgate had been fully aware – and supportive – of Delph’s desire to be at the birth of his child.Speaking back in May, Delph said: “Gareth Southgate has been fantastic. There’s nothing more important than family to me – family always comes first and always will.”Should Delph return ahead of the Colombia match, it is highly unlikely he will start.Southgate made eight changes to his XI for the Belgium game, with England’s last 16 place already assured ahead of the meeting.Delph was among those included, but Southgate is expected to revert to the team which faced Tunisia in England’s opening match of the tournament.Dele Alli, who started the 2-1 win over Tunisia, has missed the past two matches with a thigh injury but is back in training and likely to regain his place. Fabian Delph played in England’s defeat to Belgium on Thursday night 1center_img Fabian Delph has returned to England to attend the birth of his third child.The Manchester City midfielder has been given permission by manager Gareth Southgate to temporarily leave the Three Lions’ World Cup camp to be with his wife.last_img read more

POLL SHOWS PEOPLE ARE NOT BELIEVING FIANNA FAIL – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin’s Seanad referendum campaign director Pearse Doherty has said today’s poll showing the referendum to abolish the Seanad is set to be passed is evidence that people don’t believe Fianna Fáil when they say they will reform the Seanad. Pearse DohertyDeputy Doherty said the people have had enough of Fianna Fáil’s cronyism and their broken promises.He said “While not putting too much heed in opinion polls the continuing trend in this referendum campaign is that the yes side is leading and the referendum will pass. “This is despite Fianna Fáil’s attempt to hoodwink the people into keeping this Seanad on a promise that they will reform it.“However, even when they published their reform proposals we seen that they wanted to retain the most undemocratic measure contained within the current Seanad set up, the process of appointing people to the Seanad with the consent of the electorate.“The bottom line is that the people haven’t believed Fianna Fáil in this campaign, they are sick of their cronyism and their broken promises and this Friday they will come out and vote to abolish the Seanad.“With that said, it is important that people don’t get complacent and I would urge everyone to come out and vote on Friday and to vote yes.” POLL SHOWS PEOPLE ARE NOT BELIEVING FIANNA FAIL – DOHERTY was last modified: September 30th, 2013 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:Pearse DohertyreferendumSeanadlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Returns Home To Host Indiana State Friday

first_img Indiana State Game Notes DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team hosts Indiana State in Missouri Valley Conference action Friday night at the Knapp Center. Tipoff with the Sycamores is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Story Links Indiana State (3-11, 1-2 MVC) snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 56-48 home win over Evansville. The victory was the first for interim head coach Josh Keister, who took over the program on Jan. 2 after Joey Wells resigned. Senior Wendi Bibbins, the reigning MVC Newcomer of the Year, is averaging a team-high 11.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.Drake leads the all-time series at 53-23, including a 31-6 record in games played in Des Moines.Following Friday’s game, Drake welcomes Evansville Sunday for a 2 p.m. matinee at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Version Over the past four seasons, Drake has ranked in the top 10 every season in the NCAA in team assists per game. Currently, the Bulldogs rank fourth in the nation in assists at 22.0. In its nine victories this year, Drake has recorded 21 or more assists in each win, including 21 and 23, respectively, at MSU and SIU. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) handed out a career-high seven assists in the victory over Missouri State while Hittner handed out her career-high of seven assists in the SIU win. In Drake’s first MVC win over Valparaiso, redshirt junior Maddy Dean distributed a career-high 12 assists. Drake (9-7, 4-0 MVC) has won its first four MVC games, including pair of road wins at Missouri State and Southern Illinois this past weekend. With its Jan. 5 victory at Missouri State, Drake won its 25th consecutive regular season Valley game to set a league record. The Bulldogs had been tied with Missouri State, which won 24 straight MVC games from 1999-2000. Drake’s impressive streak started on Feb. 26, 2016, and included last season’s 18-0 mark in MVC play. Live Stats center_img ESPN3 Live Audio Drake Game Notes Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) paced the Bulldogs in the wins and was recognized for her performance by being named MVC Player of the Week on Jan. 8 for the first time. Hittner averaged 19.5 point, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 60 percent from the floor and 91.6 percent from the free throw line. She added her third career MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award on Jan. 10. Hittner is averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game, the second-best scoring total in the MVC along with pulling down 4.8 rebounds per game and shooting 47.4 percent from the floor. Buy Tickets last_img read more

Udaras needs urgent Government assistance claims Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has said the slight increase in the Udaras na Gaeltachta annual budget is a welcome first step on the part of the Government.However, the West Donegal TD said significantly more needs to be done to support the agency to the level that it urgently requires.Udaras is charged with the role and responsibility of developing Gaeltacht areas, this is an ever-changing role and one which meets the same challenges as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland who preform similar functions in non-Gaeltacht areas. But, unlike those other two state agencies Udaras does not get the same level of state support and aid, and this is unfair and completely wrong on the part of the Government, said Deputy Gallagher.He added “Government policy is making second class citizens of Gaeltacht areas in terms of funding opportunities for employment creation and development potential.“This anomaly whereby Udaras is effectively treated and funded solely by the Department of Gaeltacht , as opposed to the Department of Enterprise means that less funding is made available for Gaeltacht areas.”Pat the Cope added that Udaras na Gaeltachta at present support and sustain over 7,700 jobs within the Gaeltacht areas, they furthermore run various programmes from Community Development, to Community employment programmes in addition to preforming the functions of Local Enterprise Offices in Gaeltacht areas notwithstanding the functions of the various Plean Teanga ( language planning ) in our Gaeltacht communities . The Gaeltacht areas have a population of 100,716 as per the 2011 census, with most of the population divided over Gaeltacht areas in Donegal , Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Cork , Waterford and Meath.In 2009, the Udaras current budget was €14 m, the current budget for 2019 is just €9.5m.The staffing level of Udaras is also cut from a staff of 156 in 2008 to present day levels of 88 people only.Deputy Gallagher said the blatant unfairness of what is occurring at present is best shown in last week’s budget, whereby additional support is channelled through Department of Enterprise for supports and attracting new business and employers, in real terms the Udaras budget increase is just enough to keeping Udaras standing still in times of unequalled challenge.Udaras backed business and employers with 10 employees or more have contributed over €800 m to the national exchequer, with 60% of that being exported. That is also contributing €150 m payroll to local communities and a return to the national exchequer of a nett €77 m in taxes alone, he said. He added “I am challenging the Government to think outside the box, we are in unprecedented times of uncertainty and volatility, the people of Gaeltacht areas deserve the same supports and assistance as people in other areas are already availing off.“The Government must align the Udaras budget to the same pro rata level of intervention as IDA and Enterprise Ireland. The employment creation budget, current budget and development budget of Udaras needs to be directly supported from the overall Department of Enterprise budget, it furthermore must get the back office supports of that Department.“All three agencies can work in co operation with unity of purpose and supported to the same level and thus eliminating the anomaly of lesser supports for Gaeltacht areas.“This can be achieved in a partnership approach, while still maintaining the unique identity of the Udaras ethos and cultural importance of Udaras to Gaeltacht areas.Regional development is always more challenging than developing urban or more built up areas, that is more reason than any to ensure that Udaras na Gaeltachta is placed on a level footing with similar development agencies.” Udaras needs urgent Government assistance claims Pat the Cope was last modified: October 13th, 2019 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:donegalPat The Cope GallagherÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more