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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JOHN VELAZQUEZ, VINO ROSSO, WINNER: “Todd told me he was ready for a mile and a quarter, I talked to Mike Repole on the phone and he said to make sure to thank him because he’s the one who gave me instructions to win the race. So thank you Mike and thank you Todd! We come from seven eighths, we knew we were going to be close.“I knew the pace would be fast early and I just wanted to stay close. He broke very well and we settled in there. When it was time to go, we knew we had to engage Joel (Rosario) to play the game because he was the horse to beat.  And we got the job done. Vino Rosso seemed to have it all put together today.”JOEL ROSARIO, GIFT BOX, SECOND: “He broke well out of there. In the beginning, they all got into position and I thought I was in a good spot. I guess he was just second best today. I used him a little in the beginning to get my spot but he settled and was very comfortable after that. Everything he did was just right, he just got a little tired in the end.“I still think he’s one of the best handicap horses in the country and he’ll improve off of this. I had the trip I wanted, the other horse just ran a better race today.”TRAINER QUOTESAMY MULLEN, ASSISTANT TRAINER TO TODD PLETCHER, WINNER:  “I didn’t have to give John any instructions, just a leg up. John got here six hours ago and he had a conference call with the owners and Todd. I’ve been here a week with Vino Rosso and Mike McCarthy, we trained over the track to get ready for this race.”TOM AMOSS, TRAINER OF LONE SAILOR, THIRD:  “He was a little farther back than I wanted, but I was happy with what I was seeing up front. I knew at the three eighths (pole) he wouldn’t be able to catch the leaders.”NOTES: The winning owners are Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable.last_img read more

Gumabao, Gohing form superteam with Valdez at Creamline

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gumabao was the UAAP’s Best Blocker in Seasons 73 and 74 before winning the MVP plum in Season 75, all championship-winning years for the picturesque hitter, while Gohing was Season 71’s top rookie and was a four-time champion.The two joins a Creamline squad that boasts multi-time MVP Alyssa Valdez, who won three in the UAAP and four in the Premier Volleyball League, Risa Sato, Jia Morado, and Cesca Raqraquin.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 folkThis signing marks Gumabao’s return to the PVL after leaving Pocari Sweat in 2016 to play for Cocolife in the Philippine Super Liga while Gohing leaves the Lady Warriors, the club she played for in three years.The two were teammates back in 2015 when they played for Philips Gold in the PSL where they gave the Lady Slammers two bronze medals in the All-Filipino Conference and Grand Prix. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gumabao and Gohing also won hardware in the PVL when they led Pocari Sweat to the Open and Reinforced Conference titles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tennell completes near-perfect skate to win national titlecenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline pushed its stockpile of star players to higher levels after it acquired Michele Gumabao and Melissa Gohing in a single day of signing.The Cool Smashers posted a teaser on its Facebook page with all the clues pointing to the two former De La Salle aces.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Our town deserves more street lamps

first_imgDear Editor,The township of Rose Hall might be Guyana’s smallest township, but we are without doubt one of the fastest developing areas in the county. Rose Hall Town has developed into the commercial capital of Berbice and the busiest business centre. Every single day, from Monday to Saturday, our small town is visited by thousands of visitors from across Guyana.I am very proud to be a resident of Rose Hall Town, and it is with this in mind that I pen this open letter to Minsters David Patterson and Annette Ferguson of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Both ministers are doing a great job, but I must express my disappointment when I read in one of the daily newspapers that our township would only be getting thirty of the lamps donated by Japan, while our sister township of New Amsterdam would be getting hundreds.I would like to plead with the ministers to consider raising the number to at least 100 or 150. This would allow most of our small township to be lit up, and our residents can sleep and feel a little safer.I would also like to bring to the attention of the ministry that the lights on the main public road have been out of commission for several months, due to a post falling down. Most of the major business places, including three financial institutions, are located on the public road, which is now totally dark due to the non-functioning lamps. Please, ministers, use your influence to get Guyana Power and Light to repair the lamps.Finally, I would like to urge the ministers to visit our township and have a firsthand look at the conditions of our streets. Most of them are in urgent need of repairs, and are an embarrassment to residents. Our township would be very grateful if some funding can be released to have some repairs undertaken as soon as possible.Ministers Patterson and Ferguson are known to be very pro-active, and I look forward to their usual cooperation.Respectfully,Hilbert Foster,Secretary/CEO,RHTY&SClast_img read more

ULAA Calls for ‘Restricted’ Dual Citizenship

first_imgULAA Board Chairman George Toto addressing the media in MonroviaOne of the strongest proponents and probably the largest group that could benefit from dual citizenship, Union of the Liberian Association in the Americans (ULAA) has weighed in on the ongoing debate, noting that dual citizenship for natural born Liberians and does not include “opening up citizenship to non-Negroes as proposed by President George Manneh Weah.According to the Board Chairman of ULAA, George Toto, the organization’s long struggle for dual citizenship is in no way meant to invalidate or violate the constitution, but to work in the confines of the Alien and Nationality law.“Our calls are not to grant this right to non-negroes because that is a constitutional issue but we are advocating for natural born Liberians who lost their right after taking up citizenships in other countries,” Mr. Toto said in a press conference at the Capitol Building on Tuesday.He noted that the bill emanating from the office of Grand Cape Mount County Senator, Varney Sherman is in line with the ULAA’s quest.However, this clarity from the ULAA chairman is necessary because of an apparent attempt by some members of the Liberian legislature to combine dual citizenship and citizenship to people of non-negro descents.It may be recalled that President Weah termed the Liberian constitution as “racist” while calling for the removal of that “racist” clause which restricts citizenship to black people only at his first State of the Nation address in January.Many Liberians have called on the president not to support “what appears to be a new proposal coming out of a House of Representatives committee to combine Dual Citizenship for natural born Liberians with citizenship for all races.”Mr. Toto has commended the enactment of the Dual Citizenship Bill that is currently before members of the Liberian Senate and hoped the senators will see the need to pass the bill.“We aren’t talking about non-negroes. We are talking about natural born Liberians. We are advocating for this Bill to pass and we will go into villages and towns to inform our people about the importance of this Bill and why it should be passed,” Toto said.Recently, a group known as the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, which represents over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora, wrote President Weah indicating that dual citizenship for natural born Liberians, does not involve “opening up citizenship to non-Negroes.”The group comprises ULAA, The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), The Federation of Liberian Communities in Australia (FOLICA), Conference of Liberian Organizations in the South Western United States (COLOSUS), and United Liberian Association Ghana (ULAG).In a letter to President Weah, the group said the two issues should not be combined because combining these parallel and entirely different propositions as one item in a referendum will pose a significant challenge if not destroy its efforts for dual citizenship for natural born Liberians.“We need to immediately bring to your attention that these issues should be addressed separately in any future legislative action or referendum,” the group said in its letter to the president.It may also be recalled that a report on Dual Citizenship from the Senate’s Committee on Judiciary was introduced by Senator Varney Sherman.The Senators will be providing different opinions on calls by President George Weah to revisit laws on citizenship, property ownership, and the one that forbids people of non-Negro descent citizens of Liberia.In a nine-page document read in the plenary of the Liberian Senate, Senator Sherman argued that there is a need for change in the 1986 Constitution, especially the portion that prohibits dual citizenship.He believes the state’s economy will expand if dual citizenship is accepted. “Liberians who left the country during the bitter civil wars and have taken citizenships in other countries for social and economic protection should be allowed to regain their Liberian citizenship under this new law,” he said.But this was immediately rebuffed by Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County who said that Liberia does not need dual citizenship to improve its health and education sectors.Senator Johnson called on President Weah to focus on immediate things that will move the country forward.Last month, members of the House of Representatives agreed to add one week to their traditional two-week Easter Break to have a face-to-face with their respective constituents about the ‘controversial’ Dual Citizenship and Landownership Bills.The constituents’ meeting was intended to enable lawmakers to make an informed decision on the issue since it has become a subject of intense public interest in which some of the people have already raised concerns about granting citizenship to non-Negroes. But whatever the case on the dual citizenship issue may be, in the final analysis, it will be decided by the people expressed in a constitutional referendum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clippers make ‘selves at home

first_imgMaybe Elton Brand was caught up in the moment. Or maybe he was basking in his monster game of 31 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks, the latter of which tied a career high. But without prompting, he said, “We had the question all season long: Is this the turning point? Is this the turning point? This has to be the turning point. We have to play well. “We leapfrogged them, and now we have to catch the next team.” Brand was pointing out that the Clippers entered the day No. 10 in the Western Conference behind Golden State. They moved to ninth, a half-game behind New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Although a home victory over Golden State, which played without point guard Baron Davis, might not be all that glorious, Brand’s point was that only 27 games remain and the Clippers cannot afford to wait any longer to make a move. The Clippers won their first home game in February, a 103-90 decision over the Golden State Warriors. They ended a four-game slide overall and were not only victorious at home for the first time since January, but won for the first time in 13 days. Time is running out. “I’ve been asked at least four times, after a big win or road win, if this is the turning point,” Brand said. “This has to be it.” Even though they won by 13, the Clippers didn’t have control until the fourth quarter. Through three quarters, there had been nine lead changes and seven ties as neither team led by more than six – and that advantage went to the Warriors. The Clippers, leading 83-81 with 7:54 left, went on an 8-0 run to take a 91-81 lead, and Golden State could not recover. Corey Maggette scored five points and Shaun Livingston had a three-point play during the run. (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img • Photo Gallery: 02/24: Clippers vs. Warriors LOS ANGELES – Frogs didn’t fall from the sky. The moon did not turn blue. But a relatively rare phenomenon occurred at Staples Center on Saturday. last_img read more

Brazil prodigy Vinicius Jr unveiled by Real Madrid

first_imgVinicius was accompanied on his trip to Madrid by compatriot and former Real player Ronaldo, who led Brazil to the World Cup title in 2002.“Vinicius is a player with a lot of quality and talent. He’s the biggest prospect for the future of Brazilian football,” said Ronaldo.The player said he was ready to seize his chance.“This is the best opportunity a football player could have,” said the youngster who joined Flamengo at age 10.“I’m going to sacrifice a lot to show that I deserve this opportunity,” he said at his presentation alongside Madrid president Florentino Perez.“Even at this age (18) I’ll show the coach and my teammates that I’m ready to play, ready to do whatever is necessary”.Perez, has in recent days promised a series of big signings after allowing Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to move last week to Juventus.“Congratulations and welcome to your home,” he told Vinicius.“At only 16 years of age you decided that Real Madrid was going to be part of your life.“You wanted to succeed with this badge and now it’s time to work for it”.The Real president said he had the highest hope for the youngster.“We believe that he’s called to be one of the greatest of this new era that is approaching. We’re convinced that he’s one of those players who will mark the future in a very special way.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s new Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Jul 20 – The 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr was officially unveiled by Real Madrid on Friday after completing his blockbuster transfer from Rio’s Flamengo.Madrid signed the player two years ago for 45 million euros, in a deal that would become official after his 18th birthday on July 12, 2018.last_img read more

Pienaar, Osman tip Sharks to overcome Everton challenge

first_imgSharks got the opportunity to play against the English Premier League side that features the likes of England winger Theo Walcott, after edging out Bandari FC 1-0 in this year’s SportPesa Super Cup hosted in Dar es Salaam.The William Muluya side will be looking to make history to be the first side to beat Everton after the English club beat Gor Mahia 4-0 in a friendly match played in 2018 at the Goodison Park.However, Osman, who spent most of his football career at Everton from 2000-2016, has called on Sharks not to be over excited and think of being scouted but to be calm and play as a team.Steven Pienaar is the Everton ambassador. Photo/MOSES MUOKI“There is a tendency to get nervous or over exited for a big challenge like this for the Sharks so I will advise them to play normal game, make sure they don’t come out of the field with any energy leave it all out there,” Osman outlined in an interview with Capital FM Sport.He added, “Everton’s fitness level won’t be there so there is an opportunity to take an advantage of that but the Sharks have to try not to be thinking of being scouted, try not to be thinking what is far away in the distance just concentrate in just that one game and try get good results.”On his part Pienaar was optimistic Sharks will shine but urged them to approach the match cautiously.“I will urge them to play the normal game as they did last season, enjoy it and have fun, take the game to Everton, it’s a big game for them, hopefully a few players can shine on the day,” Pienaar, the former Bafana Bafana captain said.“We are here not just for the game; we have come here with a number of Everton community coaches to get to know the local community and also make good relationship as well as conduct the kits for Africa initiative as we did last time,” Osman said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton Football Club legends Leon Osman (L) and Steven Pienaar (R) in Kenya ahead of the Everton, Kariobangi Sharks friendly. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Ahead of Sunday’s mega friendly match pitting host Kariobangi Sharks and English Premier League side Everton FC, the former Toffees players Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman have tipped the Kenyan Premier League club to overcome the challenge when the two sides clash at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.The two are in Kenya as the advance team ahead of the Everton team that is scheduled to arrive Saturday, the eve of the match that sees Everton visit Kenya for the first time but will be the third time playing a Kenyan side after taking on record 18-time KPL winners Gor Mahia twice and now Sharks.last_img read more

Days of equity windfalls may have waned

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Conductor, swing the lantern the equity gravy train left the station at last. Anyone now boarding the Residential Real Estate Express in the San Fernando Valley might be in for a ride with little elevation change price-wise. Reports last week from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and DataQuick information systems showed that the annual rate of appreciation of previously owned homes sank into single digits here and across Los Angeles County for the first time since 2001. It’s an eventuality anticipated for more than a year. So is this a one-month aberration or the start of a trend. The thing about market trends, though, is that it takes more than a month to spot them. History has to provide perspective. Sales of single-family homes offer a good example. Consider this: In November 1989, sales fell under the 1,000 mark after spending most of the previous four years above it. And they pretty much stayed there except for three consecutive months in 1994 until May of 1997. Sales then remained about 1,000 units for the vast majority of time until last October. They have been under the 1,000 mark since then. In May of 1990 we could look back and say the market tanking started in November 1989. That’s because prices followed suit. That month the median housing price dropped an annual 8.2 percent to $225,000. The prior year prices increased 21.1 percent and in 1988 they soared 32.1 percent from 1987. Prices falling plus sales falling adds up to a bubble bursting. That happened in the early 1990s. Can’t quite make that same call at this time, though. Even though sales have been under their year-ago levels since last October, the median price has been above it. It’s been bouncing up and down from month to month and that has been happening for quite some time. Price increases each year from 1997 to 2005 have ranged from a low of 3.4 percent (’97) to a high of 26.3 percent in 2004. But it’s quite clear that the current sales decline is putting downward pressure on prices. “I think we’re seeing the cooling trend having an affect on the median price. I think you’re going to continue to see it go up but at a single digit pace,” said Jim Link, executive vice president of the Realtors association. In the past, price declines took root from economic troubles, like recession and job loss. The steep recession of the early 1990s drove a huge job loss and that in turn depressed prices from 1990 to 1996. The market blew through the recession at the beginning of this decade and a forecast from the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge, released on Friday promises good sustainable job growth through 2008. This suggests a moderation, and not a collapse, of prices. CSUN economics professor Daniel Blake, who wrote the forecast, sees some change coming in the Valley’s residential real estate market. He, too, believes that there will be a single-digit price increase this year and that higher mortgage rates will dampen demand. “Valley home buyers should see relief this year from the recent home price spiral but Valley renters are beginning to feel the upward pressure on rents as displaced home buyers move into their market,” Blake said. As Blake was presenting his forecast on Friday he put a slide about the housing market. At the top in the corner was “BUBBLE?” That question didn’t get answered on Friday. And it might be a while yet before one is available. One thing looks certain, though. If you buy now, the future probably won’t bring the equity windfall of years past. (818) 713-3743last_img read more


first_imgA Celtic Park tribute match this weekend for retired defender John Kennedy has been postponed following security fears surrounding manager Neil Lennon.It follows a disrupted testimonial match against Finn Harps in March when Lennon and several senior players failed to travel to Donegal due to security fears at that time.Now this Sunday’s match, which was to feature the current first team playing against members of the Celtic side that reached the 2003 Uefa Cup final under Martin O’Neill, has been postponed due to continuing security fears. Fans from Donegal due to travel to the match were told today that a new date for the game has not yet been agreed.Kennedy was forced to retire in 2006 because of a persistent knee injury.He picked up the cruciate ligament injury while playing for Scotland against Romania but was forced to give up the game after a series of operations and attempted comebacks.The match in his honour was due to take place the day after the Scottish Cup final against Motherwell. But the testimonial committee felt it would be inappropriate to play the game following a turbulent few months for their manager.Lennon has been targeted with bombs and bullets by loyalist bigots.A representative of the John Kenney testimonial committee told Celtic’s official website in the past hour: “The committee is very sensitive to everything that has gone on around the club and, in particular, the manager in recent weeks.“Therefore, we felt it would be best to reschedule the match for a more appropriate time.“We thank the many supporters who have already committed to the game and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. Please be assured the club will provide full refunds. “We hope the Celtic support will understand this was a difficult decision, but we feel it’s the correct one for all concerned in the current circumstances.“We look forward to announcing the new details in due course and staging the match when we can celebrate the great contribution to Celtic made by John Kennedy, Martin O’Neill and a host of Celtic legends.”THREATS AGAIN DISRUPT JOHN KENNEDY’S CELTIC TESTIMONIAL was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgGardai are carrying out an investigation after a 13 year old Donegal schoolgirl took her own life amidst claims that she was suffering online bullying.Tragic Erin Gallagher, from Ballybofey, died by suicide yesterday (SAT).The teenager was a second year pupil at Finn Valley College in Stranorlar. Today her mother Laura and older sister Shannon, a fourth year pupil at the same secondary school, were being comforted at their home in Silverwood, Donegal Road in Ballybofey.Erin posted a message on the site to people she was having an online argument with.She told people she claimed were bullying her that they would still probably think it was funny when she took her own life.Friends of the young schoolgirl have reacted with disbelief to her death. A Facebook page set up in her honour called RIP Erin Gallagher has been inundated with comments since it was set up on Saturday evening.More than 1,500 had ‘liked’ the page last night after it was set up on Saturday.Many of Erin’s friends left messages of support and sympathy on the page.Many referred to the allegations of bullying which she had been encountering.Others have also called for the banning of the website on which claims about her had been made. Principal of Finn Valley College, Mr Frank Dooley said they would like to express their condolences to the family and friends of Erin.He said the school had contacted Erin’s mother and the parents of all students in the school about the incident.He promised that a full action plan to cope with Erin’s death had been implemented.He said “The pupils and staff at the school are very upset at Erin’s untimely death and we want to pass on our deepest sympathies to her family. “Erin was a lovely girl, a very good pupil, who was mannerly and pleasant in the classroom,” he said.He added that it was too early to speculate as to the reasons behind Erin’s death.He also asked young people to be “respectful and factual” when posting anything on the internet.Sean Purcell, the CEO of the Donegal Vocational Education Committee said he was aware of Erin’s tragic death.Mr Purcell said “Our thoughts and prayers are with Erin’s family and the pupils and staff at Finn Valley College.“This is obviously a hugely difficult time for everyone concerned.“I have been made aware of the situation and I have been in touch with the principal and the necessary steps will be put in place to support all concerned,” he said.He said that because it was a Bank Holiday weekend, he was limited to what it knew about the situation.However he promised the necessary support structures were being put in place to deal with the situation.And he said a further statement may be released on the matter.Niall Mulrine of PC Clean, a computer expert who runs courses on internet safety, said he was as shocked as anyone else by Erin’s untimely death.He said “It’s very sad and there is a lot of anger out that about what has happened.“We are seeing more and more of this and the problem is that there is such a gap between parents and children when it comes to technology,” he said.However Mr Mulrine said the answer was not simply to ban websites or chatrooms.“If you tell your son or daughter that they cannot do something, be it smoking or going online then they will do. It’s an age-old problem.“Like it or not, the only way parents can know what is going on is to try and keep up to date with what their children are doing.“There is simply no point in trying to ban young people from going on the internet – they simply need to be educates about the dangers that are there,” he said.Erin’s death has caused a huge outpouring of grief across Co Donegal.Friends of the girl have been leaving dozens of messages in memory of the dead teenager.Others have posted video messages on Facebook warning about the dangers of online bullying.One teenager made an eight minute video in her bedroom and admitted that she too attempted suicide because of online bullying.Meanwhile a spokesman for the Garda Press Office said they are treating as personal tragedy the death of a 13 year old girl at a house in Ballybofey.They confirmed her body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post mortem examination as instructed by the coroner.TRAGEDY AS 13 YEAR OLD DIES BY SUICIDE AMIDST CLAIMS OF ON-LINE BULLYING was last modified: October 29th, 2012 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:BallybofeyErin GallagherFinn Valley CollegePrinicpal Frank DooleySUICIDElast_img read more