first_imgGARY STEVENS, TARIS, SECOND: “I was really happy with the race. She settled nicely for me and I was surprised when Tara’s Tango ran by me. When I turned into the stretch, she switched over to her right lead and she kicked. As you could see I was giving her a nice hand ride and when I saw that grey head come up I said, ‘really?!’“It’s funny because it felt like 1:48 and change; it didn’t feel like 1:50.00. I thought it was nice. She had such a good kick and she did kick, I just got outrun on the day, period.” NOTES: The winning owner is Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky. RAFAEL BEJARANO, TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: “The blinkers made a big difference today, they helped me a lot from the gate. I was able to put my horse into position right away. I waited for the opportunity and when we got to the stretch, she gave me a big turn of foot and I knew I could beat the favorite.” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: On her wearing blinkers for the first time: “When (Martin) won on her last time (in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 13), he said she was running in spots and suggested the blinkers. They’re just small ones, but they helped. It was an exciting race and I’m very proud to get the Grade I for the owner (Stonestreet Stables). She got a good trip and showed a lot of heart running down the favorite.”Noted that Rafael Bejarano picked up the mount since Garcia committed to ride Cupid for Bob Baffert in today’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, which he won, Hollendorfer said: “I’m glad for both of them. It worked out well, a win/win situation.” TRAINER QUOTEScenter_img BARBARA BANKE, OWNER/BREEDER OF TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: “We’ve always known she had a lot of ability, from when she won her first start at Del Mar (in July, 2014). Today, we knew she could get the distance and she just keeps trying and she never stops. This is very special; I’ve got my son, Christopher, and my nephew, Nick, here, and it’s been great.” JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling team

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo finally broke his silence surrounding his coaching situation and bid La Salle goodbye on social media late Tuesday.The fiery mentor, who is  reportedly set to jump ship to University of Santo Tomas after a short stint with the Green Archers, thanked the school brass and its top supporters for the two-year stay.ADVERTISEMENT “Much gratitude to Boss ECJ (Eduardo Cojuangco), the Managers, School Heads, the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans,” said Ayo on Twitter. “The two years I have spent with the Archers are two well-spent years indeed.”Much gratitude to Boss ECJ, the Managers, School Heads, the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans. The two years I have spent with the Archers are two well-spent years indeed.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 folk— Aldin (@AyoAV_official) January 2, 2018 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Thomas has smashing debut as Cavs down Trail Blazers 127-110 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 40-year-old coach amassed a record of 30-5 in his two years at the helm for La Salle, leading the squad to two straight Finals appearances and the UAAP Season 79 title.Ayo, who has avoided answering questions from reporters since the news of his supposed transfer came out during UAAP Season 80, said that his silence was his way of keeping his word to the school.“The reason why I kept mum is because of an agreement not to disclose any information before the 1st week of January or until the school makes its official statement. I am only breaking my silence since the news has come out earlier than expected and only after getting permission,” he posted.The reason why I kept mum is because of an agreement not to disclose any information before the 1st week of January or until the school makes its official statement. I am only breaking my silence since the news has come out earlier than expected and only after getting permission.— Aldin (@AyoAV_official) January 2, 2018The only time Ayo addressed the issue was after La Salle’s Finals loss to Ateneo.“Actually, I have lots of friends in UST. The priest that took me here in Manila, he’s in UST. My thesis adviser, he’s a Dominican and he’s also in UST. There are lots of priests who’s in UST who are my friends and are alumni. But regarding that (transfer) issue, I don’t want to comment on that,” he said then.Both UST and La Salle have yet to issue official statements regarding the coaching change, but the Green Archers have reportedly promoted longtime assistant Luis Gonzalez to head coach. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ayo confirmed to afterwards that he is indeed leaving the Taft-based school.He also dropped hints that differences in handling the Green Archers, who he started handling shortly after steering Letran to a title in the NCAA in 2015, may have led to his departure.“We have different views in handling the team. I’ve always done what is necessary,” he wrote.We have different views in handling the team. I’ve always done what is necessary.— Aldin (@AyoAV_official) January 2, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Design for Mora Point Pump Station near completion

first_imgErection of an irrigation pump station at Mora Point, Mahaicony River in Region Five, together with installation of fixed pumps therein, is moving closer to realisation with completion of the design phase being expected by the middle of this month.GE DIGITAL CAMERANational Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Engineer for Region Five, Mahaica/Berbice, Dharamkumar Seeraj, disclosed that Innovative Engineering Consultants were last April awarded the $16.7 million contract for the design of the pump station and supervision of its erection.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the pump at Mora Point will be one of nine new drainage and irrigation pumps being acquired by the Government as part of a Gy$837.4 million (US$4 million) line of credit from the Government of India.Once completed, the Mora Point pump will deliver water from the Mahaicony River into irrigation channels at a rate of 80 cubic feet per second (cusecs) for utilisation by large rice producing areas within the Mahaicony/Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS).Engineer Seeraj said, “2500 acres of rice cultivation will benefit from guaranteed irrigation when badly needed, such as in El Nino weather conditions.”Seeraj said NDIA’s acceptance of the consultants’ design will be followed by the awarding of contracts for construction of the pump station and installation of the pumps, during 2019.The new Mora Point Pump Station will replace the old pump station with its two old pumps previously installed by the colonial Government over 100 years ago.Seeraj said the century-old pumps, one of which is reportedly still working, will be “spruced up” and kept at their current location as historical artifacts. Their accommodation could become a drainage and irrigation (D&I) heritage site.last_img read more

Emotional Chiellini remembers tragic Astori in Juventus win

first_img“Tomorrow will be tough for those of us who are going to the funeral,” Chiellini told BT Sport of Astori, the Fiorentina player who was found dead from a suspected heart attack at the weekend.“We dedicate the win to him. He is on our minds on this day. I cried many times. He was a fantastic player. It was very difficult during the match because we had to think of the game and the outcome and it’s not easy. But he’s always in our heart.”Chiellini said that two-time winners Juventus, who have also lost two of the last three Champions League finals, made the most of their greater experience to move into the quarter-finals.“It’s the history of Tottenham. They always created many chances to score so much, but at the end they miss always something at the end. We believe in the history.“We saw it yesterday between Paris and Real, the history is important, with experience it is important, and tonight we used our skill and arrived at the win.”He added: “We knew Tottenham have fantastic players, and are an amazing side, but we know they concede many chances every game. And also at the end the first half we believed it, we said keep calm and the chances would surely arrive.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Senior service: Giorgio Chiellini celebrates with Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – Grizzled Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini dedicated his team’s stunning Champions League win over Tottenham to Davide Astori, the 31-year-old Italian international whose funeral he will attend on Thursday.Chiellini wept as both sides observed a minute’s silence at the start of the last-16, second leg tie at Wembley before the Italian giants went onto to recover from a goal down to win 2-1 in the night and 4-3 on aggregate.last_img read more

Don’t blame Sepp! Former presidential candidate says FIFA crisis NOT down to Blatter

first_imgFormer FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has told talkSPORT it is wrong to hold Sepp Blatter responsible for the corruption scandal engulfing world football’s governing body.Blatter is under severe pressure to abandon his bid to be re-elected for a fifth term in office after seven FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday following a FBI investigation.UEFA chief Michel Platini is among those calling for the 79-year-old to quit over the “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption alleged by the US Department of Justice.But Champagne, ex-deputy general secretary at FIFA, insists it is unfair to point the finger of blame at Blatter considering it is the confederations, of which UEFA is one, which hold the most control.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Frenchman said: “What is very important is to understand that the confederations are not members of FIFA and when people believe that FIFA is responsible for what the confederations are doing they ignore the fact that the confederations, UEFA for Europe and the two incriminated confederations, are totally without any authority.“There is an urge to blame FIFA for what their confederations have done and I know there is permanent bashing in your country about what Mr Blatter has done, but there is a need for the people one your islands to really look into how FIFA functions.“Who is controlling the fight is the executive committee elected by the confederations and look at what is going on with the Swiss federal police investigation. They are focusing on European members elected by UEFA accused of and suspected of embezzlement because of the vote of 2018 and 2022.“UEFA historically have tried to get independence from FIFA. There is a problem of a form of arrogance that because the best players in the world play in western Europe, there is a divine right for western Europe to govern the world. “I am not happy with the way it is governed and I tell you why. I am not happy that non-members of FIFA, the confederations, control the governance.“In a democracy like yours, the British people elect someone in 10 Downing Street and that person has the right to pick the members of his or her cabinet and implement the programme he or she has been elected for. That is democracy. In FIFA, that is not the case.“The FIFA president is elected by the world parliament of football but, when he arrives at FIFA headquarters, the government is already selected by the non-members of FIFA, the confederations, and that is elected on a different political agenda.“If you look at the brilliant investigation by the US Department of Justice, they are pinpointing the fact that the confederations of North America and South America are functioning wrongly. It is not a FIFA crime, it is a confederations crime.“Look at the controversies regarding the vote for Qatar. It is not about FIFA, it is about the behaviour of the executive committee and who controls the executive committee, the continental confederations, out of which UEFA has a third of the votes. Now they pretend they have no responsibility.“I am for change, I am for better governance. But the responsibility is inside the executive committee controlled by the confederations.”last_img read more

He was HB’s green thumb

first_imgOBITUARY: Longtime resident, who spent three years in an internment camp, ran nursery with late wife. By Andrea Woodhouse STAFF WRITER Eizo Etow, a longtime Hermosa Beach resident and former owner of a prominent South Bay nursery, has died. He was 87. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityEtow died at home Friday of natural causes, said his daughter, Margaret Mitchell. An artist who chose paint and plants as his media, he ran Etow’s 101 Nursery for nearly 40 years and landscaped many residential and commercial yards in the South Bay, Mitchell said. Etow was born May 2, 1920, in San Diego, and lived his childhood in Japan. He returned to the United States and settled in Hermosa Beach in 1938, with intentions of attending art school at USC, Mitchell said. But upon the advent of World War II, Etow was instead sent to an internment camp in Arizona in 1942. There, Etow met and married his wife, Kay. The couple were released in 1945 and lived briefly in Colorado before settling back in Hermosa Beach. “He went away as a 19-year-old college student and came back with a wife, two babies and a father-in-law,” Mitchell said. Etow began work as a Japanese-style gardener, but had trouble finding the proper materials to execute his vision, she said. So, the couple opened a nursery in 1948 near Pacific Coast Highway and Catalina Avenue, Mitchell said. Through the years, the nursery occupied several locations – including Aviation Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach – and Etow continued to artfully landscape yards all over the South Bay, she said. He was a past director of the California Association of Nurserymen, and received an award as an expert nurseryman from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The civic-minded couple donated plants and shrubbery to schools and shut-ins, and Etow was active with the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Hermosa Beach Rotary Club, Mitchell said. Etow retired and closed the nursery in 1985, Mitchell said. The couple were longtime members of the Hermosa Garden Club, and he did the cover artwork for the group’s annual membership book for many years. Etow told the Daily Breeze in 1994 that he often spent time tidying up the grounds and sketching at a tiny parkette on Herondo Street named after his wife, who died in 1974. And just last week, the Rotary Club rededicated the newly refurbished park to Etow, planting a tree and laying a plaque in his honor. “What a wonderful send-off it was,” said Anne Sullivan, the garden club’s president. “We are really going to miss him.” Etow is survived by four children and two grandchildren. Memorial services are pending. andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgINVESTIGATORS probing the affairs of convicted fraudster Francois de Dietrich are involved in an international attempt to find his hidden stash in offshore accounts.And they are convinced the Ballybofey-based crook – who is on the run from the authorities – has millions of euro stashed in secret Swiss bank accounts.They are hoping new international agreements between Switzerland and the EU will allow them to trace the money, even if it is hidden away under false names. One source told today: “It is now clear that Mr de Dietrich does have money hidden away; why else would he refuse to tell a High Court in Belfast about the location of his worldwide assets.“He refused on five separate occasions to comply with a court order and was given 18 months in prison.“It is still relatively easy to hide money in offshore accounts but it is becoming easier for the authorities to trace it, especially with the new agreements which are in place.”The fraudster was reported to have been hiding in Estonia; recently sources had placed his family in Nantes in Brittany although he was not there. Investigators in Ireland and Britain will also check accounts in other offshore regions including the Isle of Man and the Channel islands.Earlier this week a winding up petition against Mr de Dietrich’s firm ETIC Solutions Ltd was put on hold by the High Court in Belfast.A judge adjourned the application after being told one creditor from the south has already obtained an order from the company.With a further hearing in Dublin in May on that judgment, his legal team urged the court not to take any steps which could impact on the case.The FSA has already been granted permission to appoint provisional liquidators to ETIC Solutions. That move was seen as helping to protect creditors in the company headed by Mr de Dietrich.The one-time Ballybofey resident’s whereabouts have remained unknown since he was ordered to serve a prison sentence for contempt of court.He is appealing against an 18-month jail term imposed in January for failing to fully disclose his worldwide assets.SCAM INQUIRY: INVESTIGATORS ON TRAIL OF SECRET SWISS ACCOUNTS was last modified: April 16th, 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)Tags:BallybofeyconmandonegalFrancois de DietrichfraudsterSwitzerlandlast_img read more

Non-league Sleaford Town gained new followers after this tweet…

first_img 2 The beauty of non-league football, or to be precise, it was the beauty of the United Counties Football League Premier Division.Fans who were relying on Twitter updates of Sleaford Town’s local derby against Boston Town, were left waiting when the chap in charge of the day’s social media activity put things on hold to play in the game, as he was also a matchday substitute. Harrison Allen (@7HCA), the club’s U18s captain, was introduced as a special guest tweeter before the game, but apologised for the break in tweets afterwards, with his explanation receiving 3,000 retweets.Sleaford Town were 3-0 up, but Boston fought back to draw 3-3. Sleaford Town picked up some new followers after his message center_img 2last_img read more


first_img30 girls from Letterkenny Gaels travelled to Croke Park recently to take part in the Gaelic4Girls National Blitz Day. Ably assisted by coaches and parents, the girls divided into two teams and played five matches each against teams from all over Ireland. In warm sunny conditions, the girls showed how well they have progressed in just 9 months and demonstrated some great skills and scores.The Gaelic4GirlsNational Blitz Day was the culmination of an initiative by the Ladies Gaelic Association to encourage girls to take up gaelic football. Letterkenny Gaels with the assistance of Regional Development Officer Eliza Downey, established a winter training programme under the Gaelic4Girls banner that led to the club’s participation in girls football in the county for the first time.On the day Gaels had two sets of twins playing, Aoife and Holly Rossbotham and Úna and Ellen Quinn. There were also three sisters Úna, Ellen and Eímear Quinn representing the club. All girls, coaches and parents lucky enough to have participated have returned filled with enthusiasm and with memories to last a lifetime. Our Adult teams were free at the weekend. They play Naomh Padraig Muff this Saturday evening at home. The Minors are due to play St Michaels in the championship on Friday 22nd. All minors should be attending training.The U16s play Naomh Colmcille in the Shield Final on Monday evening next.Congratulations to Peter O’Donnell, Shay Doherty, Cathair Doherty and Brian Diver who have been selected for the Donegal U12 hurling development squad that travel to Croke Park in July.The U14s play neighbours St Eunans in O’Donnel Park on Friday evening. The U10s travel to Glenswilly on Saturday next for the Go-games..30 girls travelled from Páirc na Gaeil to Croke Park on Tuesday 5th July to take part in the Gaelic4Girls National Blitz Day. Gaels two teams played a total of 11 mini games against girls from all over Ireland and got to meet All Star footballers. On the pitch and off it, the girls were a credit to the club and have returned with great enthusiasm to continue playing. Gaels hosted an U12 girls gaelic blitz for the first time last Saturday. Teams from Glenswilly, Fanad, Milford and St. Eunan’s attended with our own large squad. Gaels team, with some younger girls playing their first ever blitz, won three of their five matches and again showed great progress and competitive spirit. Thanks to coaches, referees and parents who provided refreshments for everyone.An U8 hurling blitz took place at Páirc na Gaeil on Sunday morning with teams from Aodh Rua, St. Eunan’s, Setanta, Four Masters and Gaels playing. Gaels competed very well losing only one match out of seven with all the boys and girls playing with enthusiasm and skill. Credit goes to our four Young Whistlers who refereed and to coaches and parents for all their help on the day..Check our website for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news.Lotto results for week-ending 3rd July. No’s drawn were 3, 6, 13, 20.  Match 3 winner was Lisa Kerr 15 Glenard Park, Letterkenny. Next weekends Jackpot will be 6,050 EuroGAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 12th, 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) Tags:GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more