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Nominations Announced for the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland Awards

first_imgThe nominations for the 2016 annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced today, with 26 stars of the racing industry in the running to win an award. RTE sports broadcaster Des Cahill will be master of ceremonies for the awards, which take place at Leopardstown Racecourse on Monday December 5th. Awards are presented in seven categories: Horse of the Year, National Hunt Racing, Flat Racing, Point-to-Point Racing, Outstanding Achievement, Contribution to the Industry and Racecourse of the Year. Four category winners are decided by a ballot of the Irish racing media – Horse of the Year, National Hunt, Flat and Point-to-Point.Nominations for the Horse of the Year award include Annie Power, winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival; Cheltenham Timico Gold Cup winner Don Cossack, who shared the title at the 2015 awards; unbeaten novice chase star Douvan; Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, Found; dual Derby winner Harzand; recent Breeders’ Cup winner, Highland Reel and Investec Oaks and QIPCO 1,000 Guineas winner, Minding.Trainers Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins and jockeys Jack Kennedy and Ruby Walsh are nominated in the National Hunt category.The Flat nominees are trainers Aidan O’Brien and Dermot Weld and jockeys Seamie Heffernan and Pat Smullen.The Point-to-Point category is made up of Enda Bolger, Jamie Codd, Wilson Dennison, Liz Lalor and Barry O’Neill.The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award is voted on by the Irish racing media and the general public through the HRI website or through forms available from HRI.The nominees in this category, selected by the Irish racing media, include trainers Adrian Keatley, John Kiely, Mouse Morris and Kevin Prendergast. Jockey David Mullins has also been selected along with the Moyglare Stud Stakes winning trainer/jockey combination of brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien.The Contribution to the Industry Award will be announced by HRI Chief Executive, Brian Kavanagh. This award is HRI’s recognition of an individual or entity whose overall work and achievements have made a lasting positive impression on racing and breeding in Ireland. Previous winners include Des Scahill, Mick O’Toole, Jim Bolger, Moyglare Stud, Dermot Weld, Colm Murray and Michael Kinane.The Racecourse of the Year Award winner is chosen by the Racegoers’ Consultative Forum. Previous racecourse winners include Leopardstown, Dundalk and Ballinrobe.Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of HRI said: “Every year, the Horse Racing Ireland Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous achievements in the Irish racing industry, both at home and on the world stage. The exceptional reputation of Irish racing and breeding is built on the achievements of the hugely talented people we are so lucky to have and I wish all nominees the very best of luck.”The website contains information about the awards and each of the nominees, an image gallery and all the latest news. It will also provide a live stream of the awards on December 5th.  Voting is now open for the Outstanding Achievement category.Click here for full profiles on all nomineesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Hunters players in shock; training suspended

first_imgCoach of the Hunters, Michael Marum explained the players will need time off to help deal with Ottio’s sudden passing early this morning.All 32 players in the train-on squad led by Marum were at Tatana village this morning and with the body of their former teammate then led the convoy of vehicles out to the Funeral Home.“Players that spent the last two to three years playing alongside him are still in shock. We had all been with him for the last two days. “We suspended Hunters training effective as of yesterday when we saw that he (Kato) wasn’t well.“We can’t force them to train. They have to go through proper counselling through our pastor.“We’re dealing with a lot of different boys both old and new. There’s no point training when the mind is not right.“I will make that call when I see when it’s OK for us to go back to training.Ottio made his debut for the Hunters back in 2015. He was Hunter #27 and played 22 matches for the Hunters.last_img read more

Firmino strikes late for Liverpool

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP): Roberto Firmino had an eye for goal just when Liverpool needed a winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Liverpool had thrown away a two-goal lead at Anfield yesterday with Kylian Mbappe striking an 83rd-minute equaliser, but the French World Cup star’s carelessness at the other end proved costly for PSG in stoppage time. Mbappe was dispossessed by James Milner, giving Liverpool a final chance to attack the visiting goal. Firmino, who only came on in the second half after scratching his eye in Saturday’s victory at Tottenham, found the space to weave through the PSG defence and strike the ball low into the net to seal a 3-2 victory. For his celebration, the Brazilian covered his left eye as teammates lept on him. It made for painful viewing for PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, who had seen similar scenes before. As Borussia Dortmund coach, Tuchel’s side also conceded in the first minute of stoppage time at Anfield to go out of the Europa League in the quarterfinals in 2016. The stakes weren’t as high this time. This was only the opening game in Group C of the Champions League and PSG have five games to secure one of the top two places to advance to the round-of-16. But four months after losing last season’s final, Liverpool showed they might be capable of challenging for the title once again by finding a way to tame Neymar and Mbappe for much of the game. An emphatic start saw Daniel Sturridge score the opener in the 30th minute and Milner doubled the lead from the penalty spot six minutes later. But having failed to turn their dominance into more goals, Liverpool conceded before halftime when Thomas Meunier sliced into the net. And Liverpool were left reeling when Mohamed Salah misplaced a pass that allowed Neymar to carry the ball forward and Mbappe to produce the equaliser. Salah was brought off two minutes later, and found his own curious way to celebrate Firmino’s winning goal. The Egypt forward threw a water bottle at the ground looking far from happy.last_img read more

‘In His perfect timing’: Cha Cruz-Behag is expecting a baby

first_imgComelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Rico Maierhofer retires from basketball after injury-prone career Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MANILA, Philippines—Cha Cruz-Behag is about to become a mom.Cruz-Behag and husband Ray announced their pregnancy via Instagram Friday, immediately drawing support from fellow volleyball stars such as Kianna Dy, Rachel Anne Daquis, and Alyssa Valdez.ADVERTISEMENT Cruz-Behag and Ray tied the knot in February 2018 almost a year after getting engaged in April 2017 during the Coldplay’s concert in South Korea.Ms. Everything is a winner both in the collegiate and club levels having led De La Salle to four UAAP titles.Cruz-Behag also helped F2 Logistics to three titles in the Philippine Superliga and she was a member of the national team that played in Jakarta during the 2018 Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The greatest blessing authored in His perfect timing,” Behag wrote on the post. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by USlast_img read more

Coming of age

first_imgDeandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing “I’m happy with their development,” said Fernandez, after Canlas and Nelle combined for 29 points for the Lions. “They are young players, but with more games, especially during the PBA D-League, we are seeing their maturity.”The win set up the three-time defending NCAA champion Lions to a semifinal duel with the Adamson Falcons, who pounced on a depleted San Sebastian squad, 81-61.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe other semifinal duel on Thursday pits NCAA losing finalist Lyceum and UAAP powerhouse De La Salle.The shorthanded Pirates nearly wasted a 17-point lead before preserving a 76-69 triumph over Centro Escolar University, while the Green Archers shook off a slow start to pummel the Letran Knights, 80-69. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View comments AC Soberano uncorks a midrange jumper under pressure from a Far Eastern double-team. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFor San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, nothing can be more gratifying than seeing his former rookies morph into battle-tested veterans who can take over games when the need arises.That’s why the multititled mentor was beaming with pride Monday after sophomores James Canlas and Evan Nelle powered the Red Lions past the Far Eastern U Tamaraws, 60-52, and into the semifinals of the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao MOST READ Encho Serrano finished with 18 points and Andrei Caracut added 15 for La Salle, which outscored Letran, 45-32, in the second half.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsMissing key players like Mike Nzeusseu and Jerwin Guinto, the Pirates suffered another blow when Jaycee Marcelino had to leave the game in the second period after he was inadvertently elbowed by CEU’s Malik Diouf.But Marcelino’s twin brother, JV, came up with a key steal and a basket down the stretch as the Pirates survived a late onslaught by the Scorpions, who even took the lead, 67-65, with three minutes remaining.Alvin Baetiong also stepped up with 13 points and five rebounds for coach Topex Robinson’s squad.“I am not one to make excuses, but it is about who is the next man up to get the job done,” said Robinson. “It’s all about the system and people stepping up.”ADVERTISEMENT Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Youth standout Tan rules open masters event Adamson’s Congolese center Lenda Douanga showed flashes of his dominant form with a 17-point, 15-rebound output, while Simon Camacho had an all-around performance of 11 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.The Stags couldn’t match the Falcons’ firepower after one of their top guns, RK Ilagan, played only six minutes due to an apparent leg injury.“We just had to take care of business because we know very well San Sebastian is shorthanded,” Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Morris leads Knicks past Warriors in OT to snap 10-game skid

first_imgNew York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. shoots a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr liked the comeback attempt he saw Wednesday night from his young Golden State team.That sort of effort just isn’t paying off in the win column.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Marcus Morris scored a season-high 36 points and the New York Knicks held off Golden State 124-122 in overtime to snap a 10-game losing streak.Golden State (5-21) trailed by 21 in the second quarter but roared back with a second-half rally. The Warriors still lost for the sixth time in seven games and fell behind the Knicks (5-20) for the NBA’s worst record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“At halftime we were down 18, and we were sort of lifeless,” Kerr said. “We got back in the game pretty quickly in the third quarter. That’s a good lesson for young players in this league. It’s a really long game and you have to stay with it.”The Warriors returned from a five-game road trip with optimism, seeing a favorable stretch of schedule ahead that offered seemingly winnable games at home. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption View comments NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Over the past three nights, however, they’ve dropped games to the Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies, who own a combined record of 13-36.Julius Randle had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and rookie RJ Barrett scored 22 for New York, which fought off the Warriors’ comeback bid and gave Mike Miller his first win as interim coach.“We had to bounce back again and again and again,” Miller said. “(The Warriors) continued to make plays, continued to stretch the game out. We had a lot of guys contribute and play well tonight.”The NBA’s two worst teams staged an entertaining fourth quarter, with D’Angelo Russell hitting a 3-pointer for the Warriors to tie it at 112 with 3.9 seconds left and force overtime.New York controlled the extra period, with Randle’s 3-pointer snapping a 114-all tie and putting the Knicks in front for good.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ Russell finished with 32 points to lead Golden State.The Knicks had their way inside in the first two quarters, shooting 58% and outscoring the Warriors in the paint 32-18.Morris had 18 points as the Knicks took a 68-50 lead into the break.Golden State’s cold shooting from Monday’s loss to Memphis carried over. Many of those misses came from close range, too, as the Warriors hit just 17 of their 51 shots (33%) in the first half.TIP-INSKnicks: Miller, three games into his tenure after David Fizdale was fired, said the front office hasn’t given him any indication whether he’ll be leading the team for the rest of the season. “We’re in constant communication. They’ve been really supportive. It’s just been about getting to the next game. I’m fine with that,” Miller said.Warriors: F Eric Paschall was listed as questionable Wedneday morning with a sore left hip, but he was in the starting lineup for the 19th time in Golden State’s 26 games. He scored only five points in just under 17 minutes and was taken out as a precaution when his hip acted up, Kerr said.FILM SESSIONBarrett, the No. 3 pick in the draft who has battled through a shooting slump, watched video of his recent play and turned things around Wednesday, going 8 for 16 from the floor and finishing with 22 points for New York.“I’m just trying to play basketball,” Barrett said. “Make the right plays and just get my mojo back, really.”UP NEXTKnicks: At the Sacramento Kings on Friday, the third stop on this four-game road trip.Warriors: Play on Friday at Utah, where they hung tough in November before losing by four. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Brief encounter: Filipino fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaylast_img read more

Man United starting line up to play Liverpool

first_imgStream Liverpool v Manchester United live on talkSPORT today.It’s still the biggest game in English football, between the most successful clubs in the country.Much more is at stake than simply three points when Man United and Liverpool face off, but both clubs are desperate for a victory that would boost their top four hopes.The pressure is on United boss Louis van Gaal, and a win at Anfield would go a long way to dismissing the criticism his reign has come in for in recent weeks.But who will the Dutchman select for his starting XI? Our possible line up is listed above. 11 11 11 11 11 21. Ander Herrera 11 27. Marouane Fellaini 11 17. Daley Blind 12. Chris Smalling 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin 1. David De Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 36. Matteo Darmian 11 10. Wayne Rooney 9. Anthony Martial 11 11 18. Ashley Young 35. Jesse Lingard last_img read more

Food market to be part of plaza revamp

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Yvonne Aguilar can hardly wait until Food4Less moves into the Santa Fe Springs Plaza. She manages the Downey Savings bank inside the building where Food4Less is replacing a former Ralphs store. Since Ralphs closed in September, Aguilar has dealt with noisy, dusty construction that has cut her business by one-third. “We can’t wait for the grand opening of Food4Less,” she said. At the northeast corner of Telegraph Road and Carmenita Avenue, the Santa Fe Springs Plaza is getting more than a new grocery store this year – it’s getting a complete makeover. In the past two weeks, project developer Carmenita Plaza LLC completed demolition of a shopping center building that housed a Winchell’s Donut House and a Baskin-Robbins before the structure burned down in a fire about a year ago. “We’ve been asking that that be addressed. It was an eyesore,” said Ralph Pacheco, president of the Whittier County Community Coordinating Council. A new building replacing the burned structure will house a Winchell’s, a Baskin-Robbins and a still-unnamed business, said Cynthia Lewis of Carmenita Plaza LLC. Plans also call for a major department store at the shopping center, she said. The entire project will feature a Spanish-style facade, she said. “The city wanted it to look nice aesthetically. They want only the nicest stuff,” Lewis added. Redesigning the center has taken more than a year, complicated by the fire, she said. “Instead of just rebuilding, we wanted to add to the center and incorporate that building,” Lewis said. “We could have easily done a rebuild, but we got an architect. “It’ll be much nicer than it was before or that it would have been if we had started last year.” The Food4Less is scheduled to open by the end of March. The new building for Winchell’s and Baskin-Robbins will be completed in May, Lewis said. The facade improvements, including outdoor patio seating, should be finished shortly after that. For plaza businesses that have suffered losses due to the construction work, completion cannot come soon enough. “The end of the year, from October to December, is usually our busy season, but it wasn’t this year,” said Nader Cleaners owner, Joon Lee. “Business needs to get better. I have rent and employees to pay.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more

Violet Malott, age 95 of Salem

first_imgSurvivors include: Daughter Alicia (Jerry Knoy) Miller of Salem; Daughter: Beverly (Johnny) Wheeler of  Campbellsburg, Indiana; Son: Larry (Carol) Malott of Mitchell, Indiana; Sister: Carol (Bill) Livesay of Salem;  Brother: Melvin (Jo Ann) Smith of Campbellsburg.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Martina Robinson; 1 sister, 5 brothers,  2 grandsons: Timmy and Jr. Robinson and 1 great grandson Harley McVay. Memorial Contributions should be made to: Hop Cemetery Association There will be visitation hours from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday and after 9 am Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home.Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Berry officiating.Interment will follow the service at Hop Cemetery near Campbellsburg. Violet Malott, age 95 of Salem, Indiana passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 9:28 pm in her residence. Born February 13, 1923 in Campbellsburg, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Burley E. Smith and Blanche (Bundy) Smith.  Violet was married to Eli J. Malott who precedes her in death. She was an employee  of B.F. Goodrich in Salem for 20 years, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Campbellsburg, a life resident  of Washington County and a member of the Campbellsburg Grace Rebekah Lodge #856.  last_img read more

Hosepipe ban lifted for the North West

first_imgIrish Water has removed the Water Conservation Order for the North West following an increase of local rainfall after the summer drought.The Board met on Tuesday to assess the need to extend the Water Conservation Orders that will expire on Friday, 31 August in a bid to safeguard water supply for homes and businesses across the country.Detailed analysis of drinking water sources were considered from engineering experts within Irish Water and the local authorities, including the hydrologist records of OPW and the ESB and future weather forecasts. As a result, the Water Conservation Order has been lifted for the north west region which includes Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Longford, Cavan and Monaghan.The Board determined that the Water Conservation Order will remain in place for the Greater Dublin Area until Sunday, 30 September 2018.The first four weeks of August has seen some periods of rainfall nationally. In the North and West of the country, this has resulted in increased flows in rivers, some recovery in lake levels, which have been confirmed by the OPW and ESB monitoring data.In these areas, in particular, Irish Water has been able to scale back the emergency measures put in place during July, with the majority of water supplies working normally.   Hosepipe ban lifted for the North West was last modified: August 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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