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Golden Pal scorches to Juvenile Turf Sprint success | Racing News

first_imgHis advantage was being eroded late on, but Golden Pal was ultimately well on top at the line, with Cowan a fast-finishing second.Nigel Tinkler’s Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit fared best of the European raiding party in third after blowing the start.Ward said: “He’s just amazing. I got a little worried on the backside when Irad took a hold of him as he lost a little momentum, but then he just accelerated down the lane and he’s a champion colt.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “When he showed a bit of acceleration passing the quarter-pole I knew we were OK, although I got a little worried in the last part. I was hugging my son, but we got there!“Royal Ascot here we come – we’re going to get it this year!”Winning owner-breeder Randy Lowe was a proud man – and outlined big plans for next year.He said: “I bred him out of my mare Lady Shipman and right from the moment he was born and put his chin in the palm of my hand I knew he was going to be special.“Winning a race at the Breeders’ Cup has been my ambition for 35 years so this is one of the greatest days of my life.“I named him Golden Pal after my mentor John C Mabee, whose best horse was Best Pal.“Regarding Wesley, he has chased me for a few years to send him one and because he liked this horse so much, I thought let’s let him have a try.”He added: “In the race Irad tried to pull him back because we’d spent a lot of time teaching to rate, but then he let out a notch (of rein) and he was in control.“Owing to the Covid restrictions we were unable to go to Royal Ascot to see him run, so we threw a breakfast party in the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. I remember as we watched the race develop I couldn’t believe it when he got caught.“I think the plan will be to rest him and then bring him back here at Keeneland in early April, but the big plans are the King’s Stand Stakes, the Nunthorpe and the Breeders’ Cup again next year.”Tinkler was delighted with the performance of Ubettabelieveit, saying: “We put ear plugs on him so he wouldn’t hear the bell so loud and obviously he fell out of the stalls, but it probably helped him in some ways because he got a good run through.“We’re obviously delighted with him and I thought the jockey (Rowan Scott) gave him a great ride.“He probably didn’t quite get the trip – he’s a five-furlong horse, it was five-and-a-half today and in the last 50 yards he just got a little bit tired, but we’re very pleased.“We know he’s a very good horse and we’re fortunate to have him. We’ll look forward to next season and he’ll have a good break now.”Hollie Doyle was out of the places on the Archie Watson-trained Mighty Gurkha, on what was her first Breeders’ Cup ride.She said: “He jumped well, but we hit a flat spot and lost our position and then he couldn’t quicken in the straight. It’s been a great experience and I’ve loved every minute here.” With Irad Ortiz Jr in the saddle, Golden Pal was the red-hot favourite to provide trainer Wesley Ward with back-to-back in the Grade Two contest following the victory of Four Wheel Drive 12 months ago – and the result was scarcely in doubt.Ward’s charge made a rapid start from his wide berth, enabling him to cross the field and take an early lead.Ortiz Jr briefly took his mount back, before giving him his head before the home turn and he quickly put clear daylight between himself and his rivals.- Advertisement – Royal Ascot runner-up Golden Pal dominated from the front in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland.Mowed down late by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes in June, the Uncle Mo colt had since blitzed his rivals in a stakes race at Saratoga after connections abandoned plans to return to Britain for a tilt at the Nunthorpe at York.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pregnant Katharine McPhee Cradles Baby Bump Ahead of 1st Child: Pics

first_imgIn addition to Cook and Dyer, Foster also wed Linda Thompson and Yolanda Hadid in 1991 and 2011, respectively. As for McPhee, she was previously married to David Cokas from 2008 to 2016.Keep scrolling to see the Broadway star’s pregnancy progress. She and Foster were first linked in 2017 and got engaged the following year. In June 2019, the couple tied the knot in London.Three months after her dad’s nuptials, Erin praised McPhee’s stepmothering skills. “The truth is we really genuinely love Katharine,” the Barely Famous alum exclusively told Us in September 2019. “It takes a very strong, graceful person to come into a family as the fifth wife and have adult daughters who are older than her and do it in a way that really creates inclusion with the family, and she just does it effortlessly.”Erin went on to say that the “Over It” singer made “it really easy” for them all to get along, adding, “We’re very grateful for her.”- Advertisement – Budding belly! Pregnant Katharine McPhee showed off her baby bump during a Monday, November 9, walk in Los Angeles.The singer, 36, cradled her stomach while shopping at Bel Bambini. The American Idol alum wore a black top, a white skirt and matching face mask.- Advertisement – Us Weekly confirmed last month that the Los Angeles native is pregnant with her and David Foster’s first child, his sixth. (The composer, 71, placed his eldest child, Allison, 50, for adoption and reconnected with her as an adult. He also shares Amy, 47, with his first wife, B.J. Cook, as well as Sara, 39, Erin, 38, and Jordan, 34, with his second wife, Rebecca Dyer.)McPhee appeared to address her pregnancy news in an October Instagram Story video. “I just came home and opened this gift from Aperol Spritz, which for those of you who don’t know, it’s one of my favorite drinks and reminds me of being in Capri,” the Scorpion alum said at the time. “Thank you, Aperol Spritz. I won’t be drinking this anytime soon, wink, wink. But, I’m very excited! Who’s coming over for an Italian-inspired cocktail?”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

first_img“We plan wider vaccinations for October,” Murashko was quoted as saying.A source told Reuters this week that Russia’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine would secure local regulatory approval in August and be administered to health workers soon thereafter.The Gamaleya Institute has been working on an adenovirus-based vaccine.Yet the speed at which Russia is moving to roll it out has prompted some Western media to question whether Moscow is putting national prestige before science and safety. Russia’s health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials.Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said the Gamaleya Institute, a state research facility in Moscow, had completed clinical trials of the vaccine and paperwork is being prepared to register it, Interfax news agency reported.He said doctors and teachers would be the first to be vaccinated. The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, has likened what he said was Russia’s success in developing a vaccine to the Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s first satellite.On Saturday, Russia reported 95 additional deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking its total to 14,058.Officials reported 5,462 new cases, raising the total to 845,443.More than 100 possible vaccines are being developed around the world to try to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.At least four are in final Phase III human trials, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data, including three developed in China and another in Britain. Topics :last_img read more

Unai Emery reveals talks with Watford boss Javi Gracia convinced him to take Arsenal job

first_imgAdvertisement Javi Gracia has done an exceptional job at Watford (Getty Images)‘When the possibility opened to sign here, the first coach, the first person in the football world I called was him [Gracia],’ Emery said.‘I asked some questions about the football here, the clubs, Arsenal, and he recommended to me that I come here.’Emery added: ‘For example, we had dinner, their coaches and our coaches, one day in St Albans in September.‘We spoke about football here, English football and their experience because they were here six months before us. It was a good conversation about football because Javi Gracia is also a football man.‘They are my friends, not only Javi Gracia but also his assistants Zigor Aranalde and Inigo Arteaga.’Arsenal beat Watford 2-0 at the Emirates earlier in the season, although it took an own goal from Craig Cathcart and a strike from Mesut Ozil in the final ten minutes to seal the victory.Emery will be hoping for a similar outcome when Arsenal head to Vicarage Road on Monday night but he accepted it will be a difficult game given the good form Watford have been in.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I know Javi Gracia and above all his teams are very organised with a big commitment to helping each other,’ Emery said.‘They are very difficult teams to battle because defensively they are very strong and this is now at Watford.‘They are a very organised team, with a big capacity offensively because they create a good movement and a good idea, a good style to take that.‘They are going to demand a lot from us on Monday, but it is a good match and I appreciate it a lot, and I want to play matches against Javi Gracia and Watford because I think they are doing a big season.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Apr 2019 11:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link262Shares Advertisement Unai Emery spoke with Javi Gracia before accepting the Arsenal job (Getty Images)Unai Emery has revealed that a conversation with his Spanish compatriot and Watford manager Javi Gracia convinced him to become Arsenal’s manager last summer.Despite leading PSG to a domestic treble in 2017-18, Emery left the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season before accepting Arsenal’s offer to replace the outgoing Arsene Wenger.Emery has earned plaudits for the job he has done at the Emirates, steering Arsenal into top-four contention as well as the Europa League quarter-finals.Another Spanish manager to impress this season is Gracia having led Watford to the FA Cup final as well consolidating their position in the top half of the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Emery has admitted that Gracia, who joined Watford last January following Marco Silva’s dismissal, played a key role in his move to England. Unai Emery reveals talks with Watford boss Javi Gracia convinced him to take Arsenal job Commentlast_img read more

Polygamist’s second wife ‘may get sole-parent benefit’ – ministry

first_imgNZ Herald 17 February 2017A Government ministry says a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit.The surprising statement by the Ministry of Social Development has been condemned by lobby group Family First, and is disputed on legal grounds by welfare law expert Mamari Stephens.Family First director Bob McCoskrie says the law needs to be clarified to provide a consistent ban on polygamy.He asked the ministry for the legal position after the recent case of Pakistani-born meat wholesaler Yasir Mohib, who was jailed for a year for beating one of his wives with a hammer because she complained that he was holding hands with his other wife.The ministry’s general manager of ministerial and executive services Elisabeth Brunt replied that the Social Security Act referred to only “any 2 people who have entered into a relationship in the nature of marriage“.“The ministry is only able to treat one woman as being married to a man at any one time,” she wrote.“Multiple marriages are not recognised under the Social Security Act and should such a circumstance arise where a person applied for a benefit with multiple ‘wives’, the ministry would only be able to treat one wife as being married to the man.”“As such the other ‘wives’ would be regarded for benefit purposes as being either single or sole parents, depending on their individual circumstances.“They may be able to receive a benefit in their own right depending on their individual circumstances. Each situation would be assessed on a case by case basis.”However Stephens said a “second wife” in a polygamous relationship could not get a sole parent benefit because a sole parent is someone “who is living apart from, and has lost the support of or is being inadequately maintained by, the person’s spouse or partner“.“You are not going to be eligible for a benefit if you are getting emotionally and financially supported by someone else,” she said.Stephens said it was a crime in New Zealand law, bigamy, if anyone who is already married to one person “goes through a form of marriage or civil union in New Zealand with a third person”.But she said there was no law against living in de facto relationships with any number of people, and there was also no ban on having several legally married wives if the marriages took place overseas before the parties became New Zealand residents.In fact the Family Proceedings Act of 1980 states that the term “marriage” “includes a union in the nature of marriage that (a) is entered into outside New Zealand, and (b) is at any time polygamous, where the law of the country in which each of the parties is domiciled at the time of the union then permits polygamy”.McCoskrie said the law was clearly inconsistent.“I want consistency,” he said.“Is polygamy being recognised covertly by the Government? That is the first concern.“Secondly, if the Government is going to come down on welfare fraud, then we need to have clarity and consistency around the rules, not turn a blind eye to certain arrangements.”He pointed to Canadian Court findings that women in polygamous relationships were at higher risk of physical and emotional harm, and their children were at more risk of abuse and neglect. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Weekly Area Basketball Scores

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresWednesday  (1-20)Boys ScoresEast Central  74     South Dearborn  48Tuesday  (1-21)Girls ScoresJac-Cen-Del  59     Switzerland County  40South Ripley  49     South Dearborn  20East Central  55     Lawrenceburg  37Greensburg  69     Hauser  42Edinburgh  72     South Decatur  55Southwestern Hanover  73     Rising Sun  49Greenwood Christian  55     Morristown  48Southwestern Shelby  73     Indy Heron  27Jennings County  61     Brown County  59Madison  58     Scottsburg  53Boys ScoresRushville  61     Union County  54Greenfield  41     Connersville  39last_img read more

Italian bank becomes Atalanta sponsor after UBI take-over

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Italian lender Intesa Sanpaolo on Monday said it has become the banking partner of Bergamo-based Serie A football club Atalanta BC after taking over local rival UBI Banca.Atalanta is the only Italian team left in the UEFA Champions League tournament and Intesa’s move comes ahead of Wednesday’s quarter-final game against Paris St-Germain FC. Intesa overcame fierce opposition from UBI’s management and local shareholders to secure control of its Bergamo-based rival this month.It is a deal that will turn it into the euro zone’s eighth-largest bank by assets.Intesa said in a statement that it was co-financing a 40 million euro (36 million pounds) investment to renovate Bergamo’s Gewiss stadium.Atalanta, the Serie A top scorers this season with 98 goals, belong to the Percassi family, a powerful local business dynasty that had thrown its weight behind Intesa’s offer.UBI’s shareholder base comprised dozens of local business owners, which had initially opposed Intesa’s offer, forcing it to significantly improve its terms. Reuters/NAN.Tags: AtalantaIntesa SanpaoloUBI BancaUBI Take-overUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Benjamin Crump to Sue Sunrise Police After Boy Drowns During Pursuit

first_imgCrump says Damian Martin died on March 8th running from police after allegedly stealing a car.He says witnesses saw Martin struggling to breath while drowning in the canal as Sunrise police officers watched with their guns drawn.Crump says witnesses also claim that the young suspect was hit by a Taser before he fell or jumped into the canal.Crump said they are filing an intent to sue so that they can obtain any video surveillance officers might have that showed the Fort Lauderdale teen’s death. Crump says the suit is aimed at get to the truth because he says Sunrise police will not answer their questions. Crump says they want the truth, transparency and accountability Broward family of a teen who drowned while fleeing police is preparing to sue to find out how he died.Attorney Benjamin Crump says 16-year-old Damian Martin either fell or jumped into the canal that he had swam in his entire life and Sunrise Police watched while he drowned.Crump says they are filing an intent to sue the Sunrise Police Department.#NOW: Attorney Ben Crump holding press conference to address death of Damain Martin, a 16-year old Fort Lauderdale teen, who was being chased by Sunrise Police when he jumped into canal in an effort to escape and drowned. @WPLGLocal10— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) January 2, 2020last_img read more

Djokovic digs deep to repel Raonic onslaught

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON,(Reuters)-It has been missing for a while but Novak Djokovic rediscovered his warrior spirit to tame Canada’s Milos Raonic 7-6(6) 7-6(5) in a rivetting duel and guarantee progress from his group at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday.The 29-year-old Serb’s recent malaise has cost him the world number one ranking he held for 122 weeks but when backed into a corner by an inspired Raonic, he responded in the belligerent manner that has earned him 12 grand slam titles.World number four Raonic threw the kitchen sink at the elastic-limbed Serb for more than two hours but Djokovic, bidding for a fifth consecutive title at the year-ender and a possible return to top spot, was equal to everything — just.Having edged a high-intensity first-set when Raonic double-faulted on set point down in a tense tiebreak, Djokovic looked to have broken the shackles in the second to lead 4-2.Raonic, serving 140mph bombs, stormed back to rock Djokovic on his heels and came within a missed forehand of extending the match into a late-night decider.Djokovic looked mightily relieved when Raonic’s backhand flew wide on match point and he can now look forward to a semi-final on Saturday, whatever the outcome of his final group match against Gael Monfils tomorrow.Raonic will face Austria’s Dominic Thiem with the victor joining Djokovic in the semis after debutant Thiem claimed his first win at the tournament with a 6-3 1-6 6-4 defeat of Monfils earlier at the O2 Arena.“I managed to hang in there mentally and stay strong and believed that the opportunities would come and that I could take them,” Djokovic, who needs to better Andy Murray’s performance here to return to the summit, said on court.“Milos was hanging in there and only one or two points separated us in the second set. It could have gone either way this match. He’s such a strong player and has got firepower.”last_img read more