Start with Berranca on Guineas Day

first_imgTHE sparingly raced 4-y-o filly BERRANCA should make amends for her near miss over 1100 metres on March 26 when she takes on seven opponents in the 4-y-o and up restricted allowance, the opening Super-6 race over 1200 metres on tomorrow’s Post to Post Guineas Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park. The Adore The Gold – Charity Dance offspring, who, in 2015 finished third in the in 1000 Guineas and second in the Oaks, returned from a nine-month absence recently and lost out by a head to RAS EMANUEL in a driving finish in a highly competitive race. Now a lot better for the run and bang-in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, BERRANCA will not be easily denied from the convenient mark of 53.0kg. She will find the distance ideal and should lead home SUPERTRONICS and COMMANDING AVIATOR. DOC HOLIDAY, who has won a number of races in the past six months, should prove too strong for rivals in the closing stages of the second race (claiming $350,000 – $300,000) over 1300 metres. The stretch-running 6-y-o gelding, who now takes orders from trainer Tyrone Prince, has lots of speed ahead of him in the likes of down-in-class DIFERENTGENERATION, AUNT HILDA, and recent winner LEGAL ACCOUNT, who has changed stables since winning easily on a $250,000 tag on March 19. With DIFERENTGENARATION, in particular, sure to make things pretty hot, the pace should come back to the closer DOC HOLIDAY, who notched his last win over this trip some months ago at this level. The improving claiming apprentice Jerome Innis has the ride. GRAND TRAIN, who found only FABULOUSCONNECTION too good over the straight recently, should provide top apprentice Steadman with yet another winner in the third race over 1100 metres for five-year-olds and up. The 5-y-o grey horse has most appeal in the 10-strong field and gets the nod over the free-running DR DEAREST with former champion Wesley Henry aboard. SUB STRUCTURE, now dropping down two classes for the fourth race over 1100 metres for conditional $180,000 claimers, should come into her own with Steadman astride and win from MANDEYA and BALA BAD GIRL LINKS in a field of 10. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by CONCLUSION (improving rapidly now) and the well-forward first-time runner SUPER COP (working brilliantly), with Omar Walker riding him for 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta in a field of 13 maiden three-year-olds. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) BERRANCA (2) DOC HOLIDAY/LEGAL ACCOUNT (3) GRAND TRAIN/DR DEAREST (4) SUB STRUCTURE/MANDEYA (5) CONCLUSION/MR DOITBETTA (6) SUPER COPlast_img read more

Haryana’s praise of veil sparks row

first_imgA photo caption in a Haryana government magazine saying that the ‘ghoonghat’ (veil or headscarf) was the “identity of the State” has invited criticism from the Opposition. It accused the ruling BJP government of promoting a regressive mindset.The March 2017 issue of Krishi Samvad, a supplement of Haryana Samvad magazine, published once a month by the government, carries a photograph of a veiled woman carrying cattle feed on her head and its caption says that the “pride of the ‘ghoonghat’ is the identity of my Haryana”.Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “A regressive mindset and objectification of women is the DNA of the BJP. The Manohar Lal Khattar government has failed to realise that Haryana girls and women have excelled in fields such as space science, sports and the armed forces to name just a few.” Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Abhay Singh Chautala said the government should be working towards empowering women. Instead of appealing to all to shun the practice of covering their face, the government was promoting backward thinking.“While on the one hand they [the BJP] boast of programmes such as ‘Beti bachao-beti padhao’ for the betterment of girls, on the other, a government booklet attempts to promote the practice of veils, which is unfortunate. The government should, in fact, start an awareness drive to discard the veil and empower women,” theb leader of the Indian National Lok Dal said.Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda raised doubts over the government’s sincerity towards women’s welfare, saying while the world was moving ahead, the State government was taking a step back.last_img read more

Trinamool Congress sending six MPs to Assam on Thursday

first_imgAs indicated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Comgress will send an eight member delegation to Assam to monitor the process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Six of the eight members are MPs. Following the publication of the draft NRC, it came to light that more than 40 lakh people are left out of the latest NRC list.“On August 2 and 3, a delegation comprising 6 MPs from Trinamool (Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna De Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mamata Thakur) and State Minister Firhad Hakim will be visiting Assam for #NRCAssam,” a Trinamool statement noted.MLA Mahua Moitra is also a member of the delegation, noted a separate statement.In a press conference on Monday, Ms. Banerjee indicated that Trinamool will send a team of MPs to Assam to monitor the NRC process and listen to those who were left out of the draft.“If required, I may go as well. I am not interpreting this as a law and order problem but a humanitarian crisis,” Ms. Banerjee said.last_img read more

Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei

first_imgPhilippines coach Chot Reyes. Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERNational team coach Chot Reyes has no doubt who the hero was for Gilas Pilipinas in its 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.“I thought June Mar saved us,” Reyes said just moments after the Philippines remained unscathed in Group B of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiThe Cebuano giant came off the bench and provided the much-needed boost for the home team after it fell to a 17-4 hole to start the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe reigning four-time PBA MVP unleashed a Gilas career-best 17 points, to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.Fajardo’s stellar showing was indeed a welcome sight for the Philippines, which had to endure an off-night from its naturalized center Andray Blatche. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese Taipei Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’center_img MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We got off to that terrible start but you know, it’s a big luxury for us to know that we’ve got a guy like June Mar coming off the bench,” Reyes said.“I told him that he was coming off the bench and he was perfectly fine with it. And today, he showed it. Even in Japan, I thought he had a great performance but today, he was fantastic,” he said.With the San Miguel big man’s game clicking, Gilas Pilipinas was rewarded with the luxury of keeping the Chinese Taipei defense guessing as Reyes fielded in a formidable twin tower combo of Fajardo and Blatche.“They had to pick their poison. They keyed their defense on Blatche, took away his driving lanes and doubled him at every opportunity, but they couldn’t double team both Blatche and June Mar. That allowed June Mar to operate by himself and that got him a lot of opportunities,” said the seasoned mentor.With Fajardo and Blatche’s partnership showing some promise, that may very well be the morale boost Gilas needs when it returns to action in the second window of the qualifiers late February against reigning Asian champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Pacquiao’s next fight depends on his performance vs Horn

first_imgManny Pacquiao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHow well Manny Pacquiao will perform against Jeff Horn will largely determine when, where, and against who will be his next fight.An impressive win, specifically a knockout, will definitely make things easier for revered promoter Bob Arum to find a suitable opponent for Pacquiao in November.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Horn has ‘hands like steel,’ says trainer Rushton What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games A decision and a highly improbable loss, on the other hand, is bound to pull Pacquiao’s ring stock down and make it hard for Arum to negotiate for a marketable fight.“Let’s wait and see (result of Pacquiao-Horn), Arum told Filipino sportswriters. “Whether he (Pacquiao) still has it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough chief trainer Freddie Roach swears Pacquiao is in an even better from than when he dominated Jessie Vargas last November, Arum wants tangible proof that the eight-division world champion really has long mileage left.Arum bared that there were offers from Qatar and even Russia, but he is being hampered by Pacquiao’s legislative duties in the Philippine Senate. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But if Pacquiao finally scores a knockout, Arum knows lucrative offers will pour in.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

a month agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles raps Xhaka and… Emery!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles raps Xhaka and… Emery!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has questioned manager Unai Emery’s approach for their 2-2 draw at Watford.The Gunners academy star has also questioned club captain Granit Xhaka’s claim that his team were “scared”.Maitland-Niles believes Arsenal should have been streetwise enough to have mixed up their game-plan of playing out from the back.He told Sky Sports: “Words can’t describe how I feel about it.”I don’t think (that the team was scared), I think we tried to play the way we played. We should have changed it instead of being so persistent and trying to play out from the back.”We’ve spoken to each other as a team and the manager has also spoken to us.”We know we’ve done wrong, we can all hold our hands up and blame each other if we wanted to, but we’re a team and we take the responsibility as a team to be better.” last_img read more

19 days agoEx-Chelsea defender Boulahrouz: Wake-up Arsenal! Buy Ziyech

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Chelsea defender Boulahrouz: Wake-up Arsenal! Buy Ziyechby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz is urging Arsenal to move for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.Boulahrouz says Ziyech’s playing style fits “very well” with “a number of clubs”.”In that regard, I think Bayern Munich and Arsenal have really gone to sleep,” he said on FOX Sports. “He is a player who is important in attack, with his passes and creativity, but who also has an enormous zest for work. “That zest for work was brilliant in the semi-final of the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur.”Boulahrouz acknowledges that due to his risky fit, Ziyech can lose the ball a lot. “But that is the player he is and you shouldn’t try to take that away. Often enough the balls arrive and goals or dangerous moments arise. Ziyech knows what he wants. He feels good and he doesn’t just go for something unknown, such as Sevilla or AS Roma. He earns well at Ajax, gains confidence and is appreciated. You don’t just trade that in.” last_img read more

Schmeichel praises son for staying put

first_imgFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has praised his son, Kasper Schmeichel for staying put with Leicester City this summer.The young Schmeichel who is also a goalkeeper like his dad was, was linked with a move away from the Foxes all summer after outstanding performances at the World Cup.The Denmark international who was linked with a move to Chelsea has now put an end to speculation over his future by signing a contract extension with Leicester.Schmeichel’s clean sheet in the opening game group against Peru also set a new Danish record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal and the goalkeeper has been nominated for the FIFA’s The Best Goalkeeper award alongside Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris.“There’s been a lot of interest in Kasper obviously but he feels really at home at Leicester,” said Peter, according to Daily Mail.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“To move away from that would have had be somewhere very special. There are not a lot of spaces at the eight top clubs in Europe and you certainly don’t want to go somewhere as a number two.”“I’m pleased he’s committed his future to Leicester. They’re a good fit. Besides, he’s not someone who’se in it for the money.”“For him, it’s all about playing. He’s gone the hard route and that’s what has carried him to where he is now. He’s in a really good place. At the World Cup, he didn’t go out to show the world how good he was. That’s when it can go wrong. He went out to do his job.”Turning to his own beloved Manchester United, Schmeichel believes too much is being made of the mini-crisis at Old Trafford, notably concerning Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba.“It’s been blown up out of all proportion,’ said Schmeichel. ‘Paul has come back from the World Cup with very little break and that’s difficult but I don’t believe for one minute there is any unrest.”last_img read more

STATE REP RACE 1 Candidate Drops Out 8 Return Nomination Papers To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The field of candidates for the 19th Middlesex House of Representatives seat previously held by the late Jim Miceli is now truly set.The following candidates submitted their nomination papers to the Secretary of State’s Office by the Tuesday, May 29 deadline.Candidates From Wilmington:Wilmington Selectman & Jim Miceli’s nephew Mike McCoy (D)Former Wilmington Selectwoman & School Committee member Judy O’Connell (D)Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Chair Erika Johnson (D)Candidates From Tewksbury:Jim Miceli’s Chief of Staff Dave Robertson (D)Tewksbury Selectman Mark Kratman (D)Tewksbury Finance Committee member Erin Buckley (R)Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Patricia Meuse (I)Businesswoman Pina Prinzivalli (R)Wilmington resident Catherine Gover (D), a former Everett City Councilor, submitted nomination papers with the necessary voter signatures to the local Town Clerk’s Offices by their May 1 deadline, but did not ultimately turn those papers in at the Secretary of State’s Office. As a result, Gover will not appear on the ballot.What’s Next?McCoy, O’Connell, Johnson, Robertson and Kratman will do battle in the Democratic primary, while Buckley and Prinzivalli will face off in the Republican primary. The primary elections are scheduled for Tuesday, September 4.The winners of the two primaries will meet Meuse, an Independent (unenrolled), in the General Election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 6.The 19th Middlesex District consists of Wilmington Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6 and Tewksbury Precincts 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 4 and 4A.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Selectman Mike McCoy, Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell, 9 Others Have Pulled Nomination PapersIn “Breaking News”STATE REP RACE UPDATE: Where Things Stand 24 Hours Before The Filing DeadlineIn “Breaking News”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”last_img read more

Texas Ranchers Face Blowback From Trumps Plans For NAFTA

first_imgPresident Donald Trump says he’ll pull the United States out of NAFTA, unless Mexico agrees to revise the trade agreement in America’s favor. Mexican officials say their country will retaliate against any new trade restrictions. News 88.7 decided to speak with some people caught in the middle. So we visited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which just wrapped up.Coleman Locke of Hungerford, Texas is president of J.D. Hudgins, Inc., a family ranch in business since 1908.“Our family’s actually been in that location since 1839, which was three years after the Alamo and six years before Texas was a state,” Locke says.Locke says Mexico has long been one of the most important foreign markets for J.D. Hudgins. The family ranch sells Brahman cattle south. Mexican ranchers breed them with their own stock, then sell the calves back to the U.S.“Those feeder cattle that came into Texas are by and large owned by Texans or somebody here in the United States. So the profit on those animals will be made in this country,” Locke says. Feeder cattle are cattle raised to be slaughtered for beef. And the largest foreign buyer of Texas beef? Mexico. “Since NAFTA was created, the export for beef to Mexico has grown by 750 percent.”To get a sense of why, we spoke with another rancher. Kelley Sullivan is co-owner of Santa Rosa Ranch. Sullivan’s family, too, has been in the beef industry for more than a century. Originally from Galveston, they now raise Brangus and UltraBlack cattle at locations in Houston County and Grimes County.“The export market is very, very important to us, so we keep an eye on it, closely” Sullivan says. “Prior to, for example, NAFTA being passed, there was a 25 percent tariff on our beef.”We asked both Sullivan and Locke if they were concerned about the potential for trade disputes between the U.S and Mexico to hurt their businesses.“I personally, and I think most producers, do feel hopeful,” Sullivan says, “because what we do know is that President Trump is a businessman and understands the importance of having markets available for products.”Locke agrees. “I’m confident that the Trump team will negotiate trade deals which will be beneficial to our beef industry,” he says, “and I feel confident that he will have our beef organizations at the bargaining table and will be taking advice from them.”The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the industry’s lead trade organization and is in the thick of those talks.“Quite frankly, we’re worried that if there are any significant changes that are made to NAFTA, it could jeopardize our ability to remain competitive,” says Kent Bacus, the group’s director of international trade.Trump has already dealt beef producers a blow by pulling America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The trade agreement would have lowered barriers to Japan, a market even more important to the industry than Mexico.“Last year we sold $1.5 billion worth of U.S. beef to Japanese consumers, but we sold it with a 38.5 percent tariff taxed onto the end of it,” Bacus says. “Meanwhile our competitors, the Australians, have about a 10-11 percent tariff rate advantage over us, and as a result, we’ve been losing about $400,000 per day in potential sales. Well, TPP would have eliminated that gap on day one.”Bacus is lobbying hard to make sure the administration understands what’s at stake with NAFTA, because if that trade agreement unravels, his members will be among the first hurt.“Beef has traditionally been a target for many retaliatory efforts when it comes to trade,” he says, “and Mexico has made that threat before. We can’t take these threats lightly.”The Commerce Department is expected to notify Congress shortly of the administration’s intent to renegotiate NAFTA. Once it does, talks will begin within 90 days. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 3center_img X 00:00 /03:59 Sharelast_img read more