CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES

first_imgKENNY BLACK (ASSISTANT TO DONALD WARREN), ACCEPTANCE, FOURTH: “He’s been training all right, but for whatever reason . . . we’ll probably find out tomorrow when we get back . . . hopefully he’s fine. He just hung it up for some reason. I’m sure we’ll find out tomorrow. Right now I’m a little bit mystified, because he had everything his own way. He got a little hot going to the gate today, so that’s a little concerning. He was working good and doing everything right; he just didn’t have it today, I guess.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTES BOB HESS JR., MISCHIEF CLEM, WINNER: “A wonderful job by Kent (Desormeaux). The horse has a ton of heart. I questioned his ability to go this far. I think he came through today, and I think more than anything, this is his home track. He loves it here. We were able to train him here, school him here; I didn’t do that last time, and it showed today.“Last time he lost the race in the paddock–before the race. The two horse (Acceptance) is a wonderful horse. He didn’t run his best race today, but he’s a wonderful horse, so no disrespect to him at all. But our horse ran his A-plus race today.“The one (Tough Sunday) kind of got in trouble out of the gate and that kind of changed the complexion of the race. I thought the one would go to the front, the two would lay second, I thought we’d be third. When the one broke slowly and got blocked, then it became more of a jockeys’ race, if you will.”Asked what might be next: “If we think open company, it would be on the synthetic in March at Turfway ($550,000 Spiral, Grade III at 1 1/8 miles on March 21). Until then, we’ll figure out a plan of attack.” KENT DESORMEAUX, MISCHIEF CLEM, WINNER: “This was all Bob (trainer, Hess, Jr.) . . . We were pretty disappointed in his last effort; we’ve always been real high on him. Bob has been entering him in these head-hunting spots because we thought he was ‘all that.’ Every race we always seemed to have a quirk.“The races just didn’t go well, none of them did. He’d either miss a start, hop a start, get stuck inside or last time, he was just too aggressive. In a nutshell, today he was finally able to put everything together and I was able to ride him off my finger tips and he was just the consummate professional and he a got a picture taken.” DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PULMARACK, SECOND: “He never switched to his right lead and I think that cost him. I think that was about it. I would rather have been where Kluszewski was (in front of us) but I was behind them so I had to go a little wide the whole way.“I think his staying on the left lead mattered and he did hang a little with that other horse. I made a small move turning for home, then I held him again and I tried to let him run again but he just never responded. He did this at Los Al, too, in the King Glorious. I just think he’s still a little green. If he switches leads, he would win the race.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Craig and Lorie Griffin of Phoenix, AZ.last_img read more

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“If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid”

first_imgExercise: “I don’t think what we do at home is a real job. It can’t be compared”Real Madrid: “At 15 I had it done with Madrid, but Liverpool came forward in the last days.”Criticism of Lopetegui: “In big clubs you are asked a lot. Being third in the League, playing well although there are things to improve and games in which we have relaxed and cost us points and in the Europa League we are also ahead. Now we were at a time when if they tell you at the beginning of the season we would all sign it. “Seville: “We were doing very well and it was the worst time for me and my team to stop.”Eurocopa with the Selection: “I was clear that I wanted to go to Sevilla and that these six months were important to me because I had not been to the national team since last summer and I kept that thorn. Sevilla were very good and there were many possibilities with Luis Enrique.” Suso I’m going through “The Chiringuito de Jugones” to talk about the situation of footballers during the coronavirus break and reveal that he was close to signing for Madrid. 14center_img Current situation: “I am not at all optimistic with the current situation. Soccer is the least important thing now. If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid. The simple fact that there is a risk of catching us and then going home is somewhat complicated. We will never have 100% security, but we will have to try to make the situation as controlled as possible and to ensure everyone’s health. Footballers are the ones we want to play and train the most. “last_img read more

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Drainage and irrigation should be given priority in Region 2 – Chairman

first_img– D&I workers request more fundingBY INDRAWATTIE NATRAMRegion Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt has said that drainage and irrigation should be given top priority as the rainy season is closely approaching.D&I workers at the meetingAt a recent meeting organised with the Drainage and Irrigation contractors, the Regional Vice Chairperson, RDC Councillors and staff from the Regional Administration, Ramdatt highlighted the need for the enhancement of the drainage system along the coast.At the meeting held at the Regional State House, Ramdatt said the meeting was specially convened to examine ways in which systems can be implemented to enhance drainage and irrigation, all in the interest of farmers and residents as the rainy season approaches.Key matters discussed included adherence to contract specifications, monitoring and verification of works completed, need for a review of price offered to the contractors, outstanding payments, disposal of garbage and carcasses in waterways, and illegal occupation of reserves.At the meeting D&I cleaners expressed satisfaction that an opportunity was provided to them to raise issues affecting them, since such a meeting was not held for a long time.They requested more money be given to clean the trenches as the current payments are meagre and insufficient for them to maintain their families. Currently they are paid $35 per rod and they explained that such payments sometimes take forever to process. The D&I cleaners are therefore requesting an additional $20 per rod.“If we are given $60 per rod to clean the trench that will help us support our families, we will be able to do more and live longer” a D&I cleaner lobbied.After listening to the D&I cleaners’ request, Ramdatt maintained that stakeholders’ participation is needed for the region’s progress, alluding to the fact that D&I workers are one such stakeholder and every approach must be taken to support rice farmers.The Drainage and Irrigation staff were advised to have closer monitoring and reporting systems so that timely interventions can be made in addressing complaints.Staff were also encouraged by the Regional Chairman to engage farmers and residents in discussions during field visits so that public confidence can be achieved and plans can be developed to address the needs of the people.At the end of the meeting those who attended agreed they were satisfied since such meetings were not held in a while and they think their views should be aired when issues are affecting them.last_img read more

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WATCH: Man United legend Ryan Giggs’ classic FA Cup goal against Arsenal

first_imgIt was on this day 25 years ago that Ryan Giggs made his Manchester United debut.The Welshman went on to enjoy many incredible moments in a United shirt before hanging up his boots in 2014, but his career will always be defined by that stunning FA Cup strike against Arsenal in the semi-finals of the 1999 competition.Relive the amazing goal – and the even better celebrations – in the video above.last_img

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EFL ask Huddersfield to explain 10 changes made ahead of loss to Birmingham

first_img David Wagner The EFL has asked Huddersfield to explain their team selection after manager David Wagner made 10 changes ahead of Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Birmingham.The Blues secured only their third win in 24 league games despite being reduced to 10 men after 23 minutes, with Jonathan Grounds’ goal and a Craig Gardner penalty enough to beat the play-off bound Terriers.The win kept Birmingham out of the relegation zone but angered their fellow strugglers as Huddersfield fielded a much-weakened side.An EFL statement on Tuesday read: “We have today written to Huddersfield Town to request their observations in relation to team selection during their recent Sky Bet Championship match with Birmingham City.“As per our regulations, the EFL Executive will refer the matter to the board if it is deemed appropriate to do so.“It should be noted, however, that the result of Saturday’s game will stand in all circumstances and any potential action would be taken against Huddersfield Town directly.”Huddersfield cannot finish lower than fifth in the table, although victory on Saturday would have kept them on course for third. The defeat left them below Reading and Sheffield Wednesday as the play-off field takes shape. Wagner said after the match that the selection was in line with his rotation policy.“At Wolves I made five changes and everyone knows my rotation policy is part of my idea in a busy Championship,” he said.“Changes were necessary with our thoughts to the play-offs as no one knows what will happen over the next month.“It is unfair talking about my starting XI because I wanted fresh players.“At the moment we are not getting consistent results but we have been able to stay in the top six and progress to the play-offs for the first time in 45 years.”Birmingham’s win put them two points clear of 22nd-placed Blackburn, with the relegation fight going to the final day of the season. 1last_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgDDTV: THE quarter finals of the Donegal senior football championship are on the weekend of 14th/15th September. In this video jacksonsmediatv  preview the four ties, between Kilcar v Glenswilly, Ardara v Gaoth Dobhair, Malin v St Eunan’s, and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Click Play to watch DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Ardara v Gaoth DobhairKilcar v GlenswillyMalin v St Eunanslast_img read more

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HSE to host information fair for Asperger’s Syndrome

first_imgAn Information Fair for people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and their parents/carers regarding supports to access third level education, training or moving into employment will be held shortly.The fair take place on:Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016Time: 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m.Venue: The Radisson Hotel Letterkenny Over the past few years, following on from the need having been identified for more information on supports available to people who are on the Autism Spectrum with an interest in pursuing post second level education, an event was held here in Letterkenny.This year, again, the HSE Social Inclusion Office, together with Moville Family Resource Centre and the HSE Autism Services, will hold an information session a range of information stands and personnel will be on hand from the following organisations;National Learning NetworkAdvocates for Personal PotentialNorthwest Regional College (Derry, Limavady & Strabane)Education & Training Board, encompassing a range of services Occupational GuidanceCreate a Link/WorklinkSupported EmploymentDonegal Youth ServiceAnd more….. This is an ideal opportunity for this group of people to come along and get the appropriate information they need.For further information please contact the HSE Social Inclusion Office at St Conal’s Letterkenny Tel 074 9104427.HSE to host information fair for Asperger’s Syndrome was last modified: September 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Drive to create a million jobs

first_imgBuilding skills will be taught to thosetaking part in the EPWP. The environment stands to benefitFrom the different environmental projects. Construction projects will use trainedlocals as part of the public worksprogramme.Khanyi MagubaneIn his state of the nation address in 2003, President Thabo Mbeki announced that government would be launching an ambitious five-year campaign in 2004 to alleviate poverty and unemployment in South Africa. This took the form of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) – an inter-departmental project focusing on skills development.The programme consists of short-to-medium term measures to curb poverty and unemployment. From 2004 to 2007, 950 000 jobs were created and government projects that by 2009 it will have generated 1.3-million jobs.Government spokesperson Themba Maseko says the progress of the first five years, regarded as the first phase of the EPWP, has been well received by government and future plans for expansion are already in progress. “The strategic review of the first phase and proposal for the second phase of the EPWP was considered and approved by Cabinet,” he said.The EPWP is one of government’s initiatives to ensure that the large number of unskilled and jobless South Africans are drawn into the employed sector to benefit fully from economic development. The countrywide scheme targets the areas of infrastructure, environmental, social, and economic development.Infrastructure boonThis involves recruiting and training the unemployed to become involved in labour-intensive projects such as upgrading rural and municipal roads, pipelines and storm-water drains. Local community members living near in such developments are employed by contractors to carry out the work.As part of the project, about 500 contractors have already received government training through the Construction Education and Training Authority, ensuring they have the necessary skills to build the infrastructure.About 37 000km of roads, 31 000km of pipelines, 1 500km of storm water drains and 150km of urban pavements are to be constructed as part of the programme. About 750 000 unemployed local community members will participate in projects. All those employed to work on these projects will receive training funded by the Department of Labour.Environmental sectorThe environmental component of the EPWP includes the Working for Water scheme, which creates employment opportunities in the public environmental sector. It also involves employing people to work on conservation projects such as the Department of Agriculture’s Land Care programme; the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism’s People and Parks, Coastal Care, Sustainable Land-based Livelihoods, Cleaning up SA, and Growing a Tourism Economy programmes.It also includes the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s Working for Water, Working for Wetlands, and Working on Fire programmes.This programme will result in 40 rehabilitated wetlands, 20 fire protection associations, the cleaning of 700km of coastline, 10 000ha of rehabilitated land, 32 waste management programmes and 150 historical and community tourism projects. It’s expected that this sector will have created employment for about 200 000 people by the end of 2009.Social aspectThis sector creates work opportunities for individuals through community-based health and social welfare programmes. These include home-based healthcare for those with HIV/Aids, as well as an early childhood development initiative. The departments of health, social development and education facilitate these programmes. The home-based care programme has been devised as a cost-effective substitute for a significant portion of HIV/Aids-related hospital care.The EPWP plays a critical role in the government’s bid to deliver holistic HIV/Aids and tuberculosis related services. Early childhood development is the process by which children from birth to nine years old are nurtured in appropriate environments so they grow and thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and socially. The aim of the programme is to skill 19 800 practitioners over five years to care for vulnerable children.Economic sectorThe Department of Trade and Industry has been tasked with coordinating this sector and help people gain skills in small business development. In a bid to help those involved become economically sustainable, Cabinet has approved about 3 000 learnerships for the five-year period.The learnerships involve teaching young entrepreneurs the basics of running a business and how to grow a viable venture. It is assumed that each of these entrepreneurs will employ an extra three people, brining the total number of learnership beneficiaries to 9 000.Useful linksDepartment of Public WorksExtended Public Works ProgrammeDepartment of Trade and IndustryDo you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

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National sheep sales in Ohio this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Six leading breeds of sheep have chosen the state of Ohio to host their 2016 National Sales.Shropshires and Natural Colored sheep will be offered for sale during the Big Ohio Sale Weekend, Thursday through Saturday, May 12, 13 and 14 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton.The three-day event will have approximately 750 head of sheep for sale representing 14 different breeds. In addition to Shropshires and Natural Colored sheep, Cheviots, Corriedales, Dorpers, Hampshires, Montadales, Oxfords, Southdowns, Suffolks and Wether Sires and Dams will be sold. Plus, for the first time, Dorsets, Columbias and Katahdins are added to the sale.Most breeds offered special futurity nominated ewe lambs and yearlings in their classes for sale. The timing of the event was before every National, 4-H, FFA and Junior Show ownership deadlines.Border Leicesters, Lincolns, Merinos and Tunis are holding their National Sales in conjunction with the Great Lakes Sale held Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. The Great Lakes Sheep and Wool Festival, also held that weekend on the fairgrounds, is an excellent backdrop for those four breeds, plus seventeen other breeds of sheep that sell in Wooster. The Eastern Regional Rambouillet and Romney Specialty Sales will also be held that weekend, as well as strong offerings of Cheviots, Columbias, Polled Dorsets, Horned Dorsets, Finnsheep, Hampshires, Montadales, Natural Coloreds, Oxfords, Shropshires, Southdowns, Suffolks and wether sires and dams. Nearly 350 head will be sold at Wooster, along with new and used equipment, fleeces and crafts.“Enthusiasm for purebred sheep is high and the state of Ohio sits midway between East Coast and western Corn Belt breeders who represent the biggest numbers of purebred breeders in the nation,” said Greg Deakin, Sale Manager for both events. “To have the trust of the leadership of six different breeds pick Ohio for their National Sales gives potential buyers confidence to attend the sales and be offered some of the finest genetics in their breed. It also says a lot for the Ohio Sheep Industry.”Deakin also complimented both the Preble County and Wayne County Fairgrounds for being very accommodating and functional for each event. The fairgrounds managers, James Mays, Eaton, and Don Reichert, Wooster, and their work crews understand the magnitude of the weekends and do everything they can while hosting these national events. Last year’s sales attracted over 1,100 buyers from thirty-eight different states and Canada.For more information about these sales, contact Banner Sale Management Service at 309/785-5058, P.O. Box 500, Cuba, IL 61427 or visit their website at www.bannersheepmagazine.com for the complete sale listings.last_img read more

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IRCTC hotels contract case: CBI files charge sheet against Lalu Prasad, others

first_imgThe CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and others in connection with a railway-IRCTC hotels’ maintenance contract case.About a week ago, the CBI recorded a statement of the former Bihar Chief Minister and Prasad’s wife, Rabri Devi, in Patna. She is also an accused in the case along with their son Tejaswi.The CBI registered the case last year, alleging that the maintenance contracts for two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri were awarded to the Patna-based Sujata Hotels by tweaking the conditions. Prasad was the Railway Minister then.Those named as accused include Sujata Hotels’ directors Vijay and Vinay Kochhar, Delight Marketing and others.Also Read Lalu Prasad family and CBI searches: all you need to know  The CBI has alleged that the contracts were awarded in lieu of about three acre commercial property in Patna. The property was first sold to “front company” Delight Marketing, which was later taken over by Prasad’s family members.14 in charge sheetIn all, 14 people have been arraigned in the charge sheet, including eight named in the FIR. They include Prasad, Ms. Devi and Mr, Tejaswi, close confidant Prem Chand Gupta, his wife Sarla Gupta, Sujata Hotels, its owners Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, LARA projects, then Managing Director P.K. Goel, then Director Rakesh Saxena and then Group General Manager B.K. Agarwal of IRCTC. Mr. Agarwal is currently additional member, Railway Board.Then IRCTC GGMs R.K. Gogia (company secretary) and V. K. Asthana have also been named as accused.It is alleged that in February 2005, the Kochhars sold the land to Delight Marketing and the same day the Railway Board informed the IRCTC that railway hotels were being transferred to it.Subsequently, maintenance contracts of the two hotels were given to Sujata Hotels, it is alleged.After Prasad’s family members took over the company between 2010-14, it was renamed as LARA Projects and then it was converted into a Limited Liability Partnership firm.The property’s circle rate was ₹.32 crore, while its market value was ₹.94 crore, the CBI had said.Based on the CBI case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) also launched a money laundering probe and attached the three acre land. It also recorded Ms. Devi’s statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.last_img read more

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