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first_imgThe TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential. These investments are the cornerstone of our community support in Canada and internationally.last_img

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Keith Desormeaux4595620%44%$515,305 Jerry Hollendorfer12827202421%55%$1,734,485 STEVENS TENDS TO BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAAnyone who witnessed the rail-skimming victory by Gary Stevens aboard European invader September Stars at 5-1 for trainer Paddy Gallagher in Thursday’s seventh race at a mile and an eighth on turf might have thought the Hall of Fame rider was 23, not 53.Back in action on March 9 following hip replacement surgery Dec. 21, Stevens is riding with the vim and vigor of a teenager, displaying the grit, determination and intense competitive spirit that’s ingrained in his DNA.“Gary’s feeling great since he’s come back and he’s showing it on the track,” said his agent, Mike Ciani, who also represents apprentice Ruben Fuentes. “Gary’s planning on staying in Southern California and rebuilding our business, riding for all comers.“If you’d have told me three months ago he would have won the race for Gallagher by shooting to the rail like he did, I would have said, ‘No way.’”Stevens has three wins since his return (one at Oaklawn Park for Jack Van Berg), and rides 5-2 morning line favorite Ashleyluvssugar for Peter Eurton in today’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on turf. Stevens ranks fourth all-time in stakes wins at The Great Race Place with 208, behind fellow legends Bill Shoemaker (260), Laffit Pincay Jr. (253) and Chris McCarron (242).FINISH LINES: Mark Glatt had no race in mind Saturday for Law Abidin Citizen, who won his turf debut Friday by a head on Santa Anita’s unique downhill course at about 6 ½ furlongs. “We’ll see how he comes back and go from there,” the trainer said. A three-year-old son of Twirling Candy, Law Abidin Citizen was second in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt behind Santa Anita Derby-bound Iliad before his grass victory . . . On Saturday, April 8, Santa Anita Derby Day, The Great Race Place will offer guaranteed pools of $1 million on the Late pick 4 and $100,000 on the Pick 6 . . . Nap Lajoie, a three-year-old gelding bred in California by owner Nick Alexander, who names his horses after Major League baseball stars, makes his debut in today’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields. Nicknamed “The Frenchman,” Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie played from 1896 to 1916, for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Athletics, compiling a lifetime batting average of .339, but that made no impression on often skeptical Steve Miyadi, who trains the horse. “He’d probably hit .110 if he was playing today,” Miyadi said. BIG JOHN B TO DEFEND TOKYO CITY TITLE Kent Desormeaux15031181821%45%$1,770,146 Peter Eurton58116719%41%$600,402 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.10521111020%40%$923,201 Tyler Baze26144483217%48%$2,430,147 (Current Through Friday, March 24) ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD TOMORROWVeteran jockey Stewart Elliott, who was named winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Feb. 24, will receive the prestigious trophy, which depicts the legendary George (The Iceman) Woolf, in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races five and six at Santa Anita on Sunday.Established to honor the memory of Woolf, who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950 and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the honor that can only be won once.“Stewart is a great guy,” said Craig Stephen, a former trainer who has been Elliott’s agent for the past three months. “He’s the classiest guy I’ve been around and so professional. He’s one of the most genuine guys on the race track. He works hard and loves to be on horses.”Voted on by jockeys nationwide, the Woolf Award seeks to recognize riders who have not only achieved a high degree of success in the saddle, but who have conducted both their personal and professional lives in a manner that brings credit to the sport of Thoroughbred racing and to them personally.Born in Toronto on March 11, 1965, Elliot celebrated his 52nd birthday on Santa Anita Handicap Day, March 11. A strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott, best known for capturing the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with Smarty Jones, has now amassed more than 4,700 career wins. Santiago Gonzalez1391323189%39%$692,981 Richard Mandella4777615%43%$695,907 Mario Gutierrez1071020109%37%$838,233 Stewart Elliott16318172511%37%$866,573 Jamie Theriot84118813%32%$505,890 Joseph Talamo16724172314%38%$838,788 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza12116212613%52%$741,617 Jeff Bonde2473229%50%$262,855 Mike Smith571861432%67%$1,872,172 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won -30- Rafael Bejarano15128242619%52%$1,822,737 Flavien Prat23552404422%58%$3,313,910 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD SUNDAY Peter Miller10631221129%60%$1,485,881 Bob Baffert641681025%53%$1,614,916 STEVENS IS BACK AND CALIFORNIA HAS HIM Richard Baltas13022222017%49%$1,265,107 William Spawr32114534%63%$347,000 John Sadler6410121316%55%$636,690 James Cassidy4788317%40%$430,916 Philip D’Amato9519151420%51%$1,258,780 Edwin Maldonado8312101114%40%$386,531 Mark Glatt8110111412%43%$506,875 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS CONSUMMATE PRO BIG JOHN B BACK FOR TOKYO CITY CUPBig John B, a marathon runner of the first order, returns next Sunday to defend his titlein the Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at a mile and a half on the main track.Trained by Phil D’Amato for Michael House, Big John B has won at distances from one mile to a mile and a half, on dirt and turf, and has 15 wins from 41 career starts. The eight-year-old Hard Spun gelding bred in Florida by Brylynn Farm, Inc., won last year’s Tokyo City Cup by 2 ¼ lengths, coming from seventh and last as is his wont. He has earned $851,030.“He’s a pro,” D’Amato said of Big John B, who, remarkably, has never been in front before the stretch call in any of his races. “I’d like to have a barnful like him.”Big John B has been claimed six times in his career, most recently by D’Amato for $50,000 from Michael Stidham at Keeneland in April of 2014.Rafael Bejarano, who has ridden Big John B in nine of his last 10 races, the last three in a row, retains the mount in the Tokyo City Cup.Also scheduled for the Tokyo City Cup is Hi Happy, fourth behind victorious Shaman Ghost in the Santa Anita Handicap last out on March 11. Tiago Pereira rides the five-year-old Argentine bred full horse for trainer Felipe Souza. Corey Nakatani801381016%39%$814,737 Vladimir Cerin571312923%60%$595,389 Steven Miyadi64817713%50%$404,406 Mike Puype5776912%39%$391,691 Kristin Mulhall3376321%48%$213,920 Doug O’Neill15720312213%46%$1,726,252 Tiago Pereira11614131712%38%$472,626last_img read more

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first_imgAfter considering the feasibility of operating without payments and being owed for over six months, two major garbage collectors of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) – Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated and Cevons Waste Management – withdrew their services on Monday as planned.This was confirmed by the Solid Waste Management Director, Walter Narine, who informed that small contractors have already stepped in to provide garbage collection services in the city. However, all of them will alternate until the issue is sorted out.“Purans and Cevons would have pulled their services as of today (Monday). They (small contractors) would have already stepped in. We won’t see all of them out today because they work different days,” said Narine.Guyana Times understands that the owed companies were delaying the withdrawal of their services as they waited for City Hall to offer some of the $160 million owed to them, but since this was not forthcoming they implemented the full withdrawal.Until payment is made in a significant sum, the garbage collectors are contending that their withdrawal stands. For now, garbage collection services will be provided by five small agencies: Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.Puran Brothers Managing Director Khalesh Puran had previously told Guyana Times that he had high hopes of being paid. However, a meeting was facilitated by the Council the following day and no positive resolution surfaced.It was also indicated that the companies were engaged by the Council several times, but there were no discussions on how these payments would be made. The last engagement was on Friday and this prompted the two firms to divulge that they have “no confidence” in the local body.They explained that they withdrew their service over an outstanding debt of $160 million. Shockingly, the companies noted that this debt accumulated from June of this year.According to the companies, they want their June and July arrears paid by November month end; August and September payments by December 31 and the resumption of regular payments as stipulated in their contracts in February. They called on Government to intervene in support of this process to ensure efficient garbage disposal.In a statement dated last week, City Hall explained that “… because of a serious financial shortfall, the Council is unable to honour its obligation to both contractors in a timely manner, a situation which the Council regrets.”last_img read more

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first_img… guilty party will be heavily sanctioned – NortonConsequent to the discovery of the remains of a foetus just outside the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara, an investigation has been launched by the Public Health Ministry to ascertain who was responsible for the careless disposal.This is according to Public Health Minister Dr George Norton who revealed that either the doctor or nurses who delivered the baby are suspected to be responsible for the poorly disposed foetus.The foetus which was dragged out of the Hospital Dump and dismembered by a stray dog was discovered on Tuesday, and a photo of the remains went viral on social media.According to Dr Norton, officials are unsure of what transpired between the time the foetus died, and it was found in the compound.“The Chief Medical Officer is saying that he came in the country on Monday and the director of the Hospital called him and asked ‘what do we do with the foetus?’. He said he advised him to contact the Georgetown Public Hospital. The Georgetown CMO said to send the foetus to the hospital and we’ll pay the bill. Between then and when it appeared in the Garbage heap, we don’t know what happened. That baby died since Sunday,” Dr Norton revealed.Norton pointed out that the foetus had not reached the developmental stage to be considered a baby. He explained that according to investigations thus far, the 26-year-old woman who delivered the 23-week-old foetus, which would have been her fifth child, wanted nothing to do with its disposal and left it as the Hospital’s responsibility.He stated that in scenarios like this, the foetus should have been placed in the correct colour-coded disposal bin and transported to the disposal facility, however this procedure was not adhered to: “Somebody, whether it is the doctor or nurse put the baby in the waste bucket, and then somebody who takes the garbage to the dump outside, left it there with the baby. It has to be either the doctor or the nurse, both are denying but we will get that while we are doing the investigation.”He stated that the guilty party would be heavily sanctioned.Guyana Times had reported that a stray dog had brusquely dragged the body of an already dead premature baby out into the compound of the public hospital and dismembered it, making a meal of the dead infant.last_img read more

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first_img Steven Pressley 1 Steven Pressley has been axed as manager of Coventry City.The Scot, who had been in the position since March 2013, only signed a new long-term deal in September.But a poor run of form, which has seen the club drop into the League One relegation zone, has led to his departure.Sky Blues chief executive Steve Waggott said: “This has been a very difficult decision from a personal and professional point of view, and we would like to place on record our thanks to Steven for his efforts over the last two years.“But results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first-team level is needed.“Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday have been placed in temporary charge.”Coventry only won six of their last 28 games under Pressley and are winless in their last seven matches.Pressley’s last game, his 100th at the helm, was Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield United, a result which saw the club drop into the relegation zone.last_img read more

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first_imgIt was a different era, with less financial inequality, yet remained an utterly remarkable run of success, as Clough’s Forest deposed a formidable Liverpool team as both English and European champions.So which achievement do you think ranks higher? Vote here and leave a comment below. Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League triumph is rightly being feted as one of the most astonishing achievements in sporting history, let alone English football.The Foxes finished 14th in the top flight last season – their first back in the big time after promotion in 2014 – having pulled off one of the greatest relegation escapes to stay up.At the start of this season, merely surviving again was seen as the limit of the club’s ambitions, but in an age when only the mega-rich giants like Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are supposed to be title contenders, Leicester have pulled off a minor miracle.It’s the first time Leicester have ever been English champions; not since Nottingham Forest won the title in 1978 has a club claimed the league for the first time.That Forest team have been compared to Leicester in terms of the scale of the Foxes’ achievement in claiming the Premier League.Under the management of Brian Clough, Forest won the First Division in 1978 just a season after being promoted, via finishing third in the Second Division.They went on to win the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, as well as adding League Cup triumphs in 1978 and 1979 for a remarkable haul of five major trophies in three seasons. Leicester will compete in the European Cup for the first time next season 2 2last_img read more

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first_imgDaragh Lyons our Club Professional is holding an Easter Camp at Narin & Portnoo on the 21st and 22nd March which is suitable for 7 to 12 year olds, The Camp will run from 10am to 12pm on both days and the cost is €30 per child, for further information ring 0749545107 or Mob. 0876331370 or email narinportnoo@eircom.netThe Gaeltacht League team has 6 to 3 victory over Dunfanaghy last Sat. at home Membership is now due and should be paid before the 31st March there is lots of ways to pay credit card, by phone, cash, cheque or you can set up a direct debit for further info. ring the clubhouse 0749545107 new members are more than welcomeThe course will be very busy from now on and with Easter next week so its essential that anybody wanting to play book on the B.R.S. to avoid disappointment if your not booked you may have wait a considerable time before you get to play as those on the B.R.S, will get priorityNext Sunday see the start of the Sponsored Competitions so once again we would like to thank all our Sponsors for their continued supportEamonn Mc Guinness and Geoffrey Mc Menamin were the winner of last Sundays Scotch-Foursomes with a score of 46pts Results Wed. 9th March  1st John Malone 33pts, Saturday 12th March 1st Brendan Devenney (19) 38pts b.o.t., Sunday 13th March 1st E Mc Guinness/G Mc Menamin 46pts, 2nd M Campbell/M Cunningham 43pts, 3rd J Mc Ginley/S Mc Kelvey 42ptsFixtures Thur. St.Patricks Day Three-Ball Scramble, Sunday20th Single Stableford sponsored by Macks DrainageNAIRN AND PORTNOO CLUB PROFESSIONAL DARAGH LYONS TO HOST EASTER CAMPS was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Daragh LyonsgolfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

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first_imgA breathtaking point from Donegal captain Michael Murphy helped Dublin City University to a 2-10 to 0-6 over UCD last night.The GAA’s equivalent of Messi or Ronaldo left fans open-mouthed when he flicked the ball over Dublin star Rory O’Carroll before connecting with the outside of his right boot for the point in the 35th minute.THe modest big Glenswilly man simply said “It’s one of those things that goes right for you sometimes.” For Murphy perhaps but never for most of us mere mortals!The point added to an earlier 22nd minute goal for the penalty spot for Murphy who many argue is in the form of his career.Just as long as he doesn’t peak before the championship game against Tyrone.‘MESSI’ MURPHY’S WONDER POINT HELPS DCU REACH SIGERSON SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Michael MurphySigerson Cuplast_img read more

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first_imgWith injuries mounting, the Warriors have recalled rookie guard Jacob Evans III and two-way forward Marcus Derrickson from the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team announced Saturday morning.Evans, who was sent to the G-League Monday, averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal in two G-League appearances this week.Derrickson, who played with the Warriors in the preseason, is averaging 17.0 points on 54 percent from the field in the G-League.The moves were made as the Warriors …last_img read more

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first_imgIn 10 games since returning from his Achilles injury, Cousins has played more than 25 minutes just two times as Kerr and head trainer Rick … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – In an effort to ease his workload as he returns from a year-long absence, Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins won’t play Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers, coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday.Shaun Livingston (rest) also will miss Wednesday’s game.last_img read more

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