DELIGHTFUL OPPORTUNITY The 77th running of the Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park on Saturday will have a new sponsor in Caribbean Choice. Plans for the mile and quarter classic for native-bred three-year-old fillies were outlined by representatives of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and Caribbean Choice a major brand with Grace Foods franchise at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Denzil Miller Jr, CTL’s racing secretary, said the race will offer a total purse of $3 million, inclusive of $1 million donated by the sponsor. The race will as usual be run in honour of Hilma Veira, former general manager of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee. “After the season’s first classic on April 9, the Post to Post 1000 Guineas, it is back to the drawing board for some and high hopes for others,” said Miller. “The outstanding filly and Triple Crown contender NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who romped the 1000 Guineas for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, continues to train well after her fast time win of 1:39.2 for a mile and although Subratie has never won the Oaks, he certainly has the horse to accomplish the feat this time around,” said Miller. He also named the Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS from the stables of 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, GOLDEN GLORY from the Subratie stable and Fitzroy Glispie’s BIRD CATCHER as contenders. David Reid, brand manager of Caribbean Choice, said the sponsorship was “a delightful opportunity to venture into your world of horse racing and we are excited to participate in the coming out party”. Reid was quick to add that the Ladies Day programme will feature a hat parade a staple on Oaks Day over the years as well as a number of giveaways to patrons, while Spragga Benz will provide the musical entertainment for racing fans.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Thunder’s Roberson expected to miss rest of season Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments John Ambuludto added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Aris Dionisio was a rock down low with his nine markers and 17 boards as he proved to be the stabilizing force for his crew in the victory.“We’re facing a lot of good school-based teams which entered, but I told the players to take it one game at a time and we’ll eventually get those wins,” said Gamboa-St. Clare coach Jinino Manansala.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 folkThe Coffee Lovers broke loose from a close affair in the first quarter as they unloaded 33 points in the second period to grab the 53-38 lead.Jackson then, went to work in the third frame as he captained the breakaway which saw Gamboa-St. Clare take a 31-point lead, 99-68 late in the game. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris dela Peña paced the winless Batangas-EAC (0-2) with 14 points and three rebounds, while JP Maguliano had 13 markers and six boards.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 104 — Jackson 30, Pare 18, Ambuludto 13, Dionisio 9, Hallare 9, Bitoon 8, Rubio 6, Rebugio 6, Penaredondo 3, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.BATANGAS-EAC 81 — Dela Peña 14, Maguliano 13, De Joya 9, E. Mendoza 8, Laude 7, Diego 7, J. Mendoza 6, Bautista 5, Altamirano 4, Tampoc 4, Martin 0, Pate 0.Quarters: 20-21, 53-38, 81-59, 104-81.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare was just too much for Batangas-EAC in a 104-81 victory for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Trevis Jackson led the charge as he poured in 12 of his 30 points in the third quarter. He also had four rebounds, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare got 18 markers and 11 boards for the 1-1 Coffee Lovers.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak
Against the run of play, Nsi Eyama headed Equatorial Guinea into the lead in 40th minute and they held that advantage till the end of the first half.In the second half, the Super Eagles stepped up their game and just before the hour-mark, Anthony Okpotu levelled score for Nigeria through a stunning header off a cross from Osas Okoro.Dayo Ojo put Nigeria in front in the 69th before Rabiu Ali sealed victory from the penalty spot in the 81st minute.With the win, Nigeria finished as the top gun in Group C with seven points from three games, while Libya who secured a late win over Libya finished as runners-up and also qualified for the quarterfinals.Nigeria and Libya now join Zambia, hosts Morocco and Namibia in the last eight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria started on the backfoot but rallied early enough in the second half to secure a 3-1 winNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – A brilliant second-half display earned the Super Eagles of Nigeria a place in the quarterfinals after beating Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in the ongoing African Nations Championships (CHAN) taking place in Morocco.Nigeria started on the backfoot but rallied early enough in the second half to secure a 3-1 win.
0Shares0000Mathare United midfielder Kevin Kimani wheels away in celebration after scoring the opener against Posta Rangers in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Mathare United, champions in 2008 and Western Stima have emerged as the early front-runners towards the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League title with both sides picking up a positive start.Mathare have been on a run of five winless games, winning four and drawing one of their opening fixtures. They have accumulated two more points than they had after the same number of matches last season where they have won three and drawn two. Though silently not wanting to be dragged into title talk, Mathare boss Francis Kimanzi is keen to see the side break a thirst that has seen them wait for silverware since a decade ago when they won their only league title.The Slum Boys look more convincing and assured than they did last season and signs that the young squad has finally come of age are visible.“There are areas we worked on, tactically and technically, but bigger was the mental issue which has improved this time,” coach Kimanzi said.One member of the squad who has been a standout performer is attacking midfielder Cliff Nyakeya who is continuously showing that his 2018 midfielder of the year award was not just but a fluke.Nyakeya has scored in all of Mathare’s matches this season save for the drab 0-0 draw with Ulinzi Stars and stands top of the goal scorers’ chart with four goals.-Western Stima remaining humbleWestern Stima players line up before their match against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kisumu on January 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Western Stima who returned to top flight football after serving one season in the cold of the National Super League have also started well, picking three wins and two draws to accumulate 11 points.However, coach Paul Ogai has preferred to remain calm in the face of the good start, saying the team’s sole target is to remain in the league.“We learnt many bitter lessons from our relegation in 2017 and if you look at how the fans turn up in our home games, we would not want to disappoint them by dropping down again. Our target is to remain in the league and that is what we are working on,” Ogai said.Stima were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Sofapaka at their Moi Stadium backyard in Kisumu, their second consecutive draw after a similar result away to Bandari in Mombasa.-Gor bouncing backMeanwhile, as the two continue to give good results in the opening lap of the season, holders Gor Mahia seems to be slowly crawling back after a slow start.Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge congratulates Boniface Omondi after his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan premier League fixture at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on January 2, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaA loss to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend putt some speed bumps on the journey to their title defense but they bounced back on Wednesday with a 2-0 beating of Chemelil Sugar.New tactician Hassan Oktay is not worried despite the slow start and says he is confident the team will soon find its rhythm.“I am happy with how we are doing because we are playing well and creating very many chances. We just need to improve on scoring but I am not worried,” the tactician further stated.With the result, Gor moved to ninth in the standings with six points, seven behind early leaders Mathare. But, Gor have chance to cut that lead to size when the two sides clash on Sunday afternoon at the Kasarani Stadium.-Tusker showing signs of potentialAnother side that has quietly romped into a good start is Tusker FC under the apt tutelage of Robert Matano.Tusker FC players celebrate one of their two goals against Vihiga United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on January 2, 2018. PHOTO/Tusker FCThird placed Tusker are on a run of three consecutive wins having picked up maximum points against Mount Kenya United, KCB and Vihiga United to move to 10 points at this stage of the season.The brewers who last won the title in 2016 are looking to gain that tag of champion and with Matano having led them to a third spot finish after picking them up from the doldrums of relegation is keen to clinch his second league title with the brewers.Tusker is among the top two scoring sides in the league thus far as they have scored nine goals, just like Mathare and have conceded only three.“We are improving game by game and the thing now is to be consistent with results,” Matano says of his side’s start to the new campaign.-Sofapaka yet to stamp authorityTusker FC head coach Melis Medo passes instruction to defender Mousa Omar during their Kenyan premier League match against Western Stima at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on January 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Sofapaka’s hunt to find both their feet firmly on the ground has continued after picking up a third successive draw in their away trip, playing to a 1-1 draw with Western Stima in Kisumu.Batoto ba Mungu erstwhile drew 2-2 with both AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars and head coach Melis Medo is continuously growing frustrated with the side’s blunt attack.“We create chances, but we just can’t score,” the tactician has continuously lamented. Sofapaka have six points off three draws and a win but while Medo might be concerned about the team’s forward line, he has to be equally worried of the defense.Sofapaka have conceded the second highest number of goals this season (eight) and only Mount Kenya United and KCB both perched at the bottom of the table have conceded more (10).It is an area he has to address especially noting that apart from Stima’s game on Wednesday, his side has scored first in all their first four games and lost one, drawing three and winning one.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Kevin De Bruyne 1 Manchester United are reportedly trying to pip rivals Manchester City to the signing of Kevin De Bruyne.Having lost out to City in their pursuit of defender Nicolas Otamendi, United want to get one over on their neighbours by making a late swoop for the Wolfsburg midfielder.According to Sport1, the Red Devils are willing to stump up a fee of around £55m for De Bruyne as Louis van Gaal attempts to add one more big-name signing to his ranks.City are still interested in the Belgian international but may have to return with an improved offer if they are to get the man they have been chasing all summer.
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner on Tuesday put up $1.5million of his personal fortune and took control of the effort to defeat an initiative to loosen legislative term limits – a move that also could bolster an expected run for governor in 2010. Poizner, the telegenic, media savvy multi-millionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur and moderate Republican, called Proposition 93 a “naked power grab” by lame-duck legislative leaders to extend their time in office. His involvement gives the campaign a ready cash flow that could bring in as much as $5 million. And it also provides visibility – for both the opposition effort and himself. Poizner, elected as insurance commissioner last November – the highest ranking California Republican politician other than Gov. Arnold Scwharzenegger – denied using the ballot measure campaign for his own political future. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I can’t stop all the speculation about a possible gubernatorial run,” he said at a news conference. “But I won’t let that speculation stop me from doing the right thing. The fact is, I’m an elected statewide official and voters are counting on me to play a role in informing them when they’re about to get deceived or hurt.” Former Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, now lieutenant governor and potentially a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2010, criticized Poizner for straying from what he said was Poizner’s elected duties. “Today our state is still recovering from last month’s devastating Southern California fires where nearly 2000 people lost their homes,” Garamendi said. “I would expect that our Insurance Commissioner would be focused on helping our fellow Californians rebuild their lives, not playing politics. There will be plenty of time for politics tomorrow.” Poizner’s contribution came just one day after an additional $1.5 million contribution from Virginia-based U.S. Term Limits one day earlier – the kind of cash that ensures that voters will get a full dose of advertising as the campaign heats up. The $3 million infusion of cash also puts the opposition camp – now called the Alliance for California Renewal – ahead of the Proposition 93 campaign in the chase for money. The Committee for Term Limits and Legislative Reform has $644,000 on hand, after spending $2.7 million to get the measure on the Feb. 5 ballot.
The west of Ireland’s children’s cancer charity CD’s Helping Hands has been rebranded and will be known as Hand in Hand.This vital charity which works closely with Donegal families was set up more than five years ago to support the families of children diagnosed with childhood cancer.In this time, the demand for its services has grown significantly. The demand has also spread geographically and the charity now supports families of children in most counties along the western seaboard of the country. The new name Hand in Hand is reflective of the supportive approach the charity takes with all those with whom it works. The new logo and brand incorporates a bright, cheerful, and hopeful motif of children at play – which communicates to those in need of the services and those who wish to fundraise for the charity – that there is very often, thankfully, light at the end of the tunnel.Hand in Hand is dependent on the fundraising of volunteers and partner organisations for its survival, and with demand for its services growing the need for financial support has never been more critical. The charity already helps families in Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Galway, Clare, Leitrim, Roscommon and Limerick but would really like to be in a position to further increase the level of support in these areas. Volunteers and partners in these counties will play a vital role in the growth and development of the charity, and Hand in Hand is always delighted to have more people involved.For more information on Hand in Hand, to get involved, or to find out about some of its forthcoming fundraising events, log onto www.handinhand.ie or check it out on Facebook or Twitter.DONEGAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY GETS NEW NAME was last modified: May 20th, 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)
A former footballer will run four marathons, climb Britain’s highest mountain and jump 13,000ft from a plane to raise funds for us – all within six months.Michael with Celtic soccer legend and cancer battler John Hartson.Michael Clarke, 39, set himself a ‘mini bucket list’ of challenges to achieve before his 40th birthday next June.The dad-of-three, who is originally from Clydebank but lives in Donegal, started training on December 27 last year then kicked off his challenges with two half marathons in Larne on March 22 and Omagh just a week later. The following weekend saw him skydive from 13,000ft above the Coleraine countryside, followed by his first marathon in Belfast on May 5. The Derry Walled City Marathon followed – then he joined us for the BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge in Fort William in July.He has just run the Donegal marathon and aims to do the Dublin event on October 27, bringing six months of mammoth fundraising to an end.Michael – who was on the books at Partick Thistle and Motherwell before moving to Irish senior football, said this is his last full year before he turns 40 and has plenty to do.“So I have set myself some challenges to achieve while fundraising for the John Hartson Foundation- a mini bucket list you could say. Cancer unfortunately affects all households, whether it’s directly through a partner, child, parent, or sibling, or indirectly through a friend or relative – it darkens all our doors. It has certainly been a busy year. Running is a real challenge for me as I hate it! I have two bad knees that forced me to retire from football a good few years ago. But the skydive was amazing, I would do it again and I aim to smash all my challenges.” Michael, who now runs an electrical fire alarm engineering business, was inspired to raise funds for us after meeting John in 2010, a year after his illness, when he had climbed Ben Nevis for the first time.Michael runs the Derry Marathon.Michael said: “My family and I raise funds for a different cancer charity every year and at the time I was impressed by how much John cared about his Foundation. Then I read about the donation to Yorkhill Children’s Charity and decided to get involved as I like the fact the Foundation is helping other cancer charities.”Michael has almost reached his fundraising target of £1,000 but hopes to do even better by the time he has completed the final marathon on October 27.John said: “Michael’s story is truly inspiring and demonstrates the amazing lengths to which our supporters will go to raise funds for us. He is a true Hartson Hero.”If you’d like to make a donation towards Michael’s fundraising, you can do so through this JustGiving link www.justgiving.com/Michael-Clarke-3rdEye Michael also has some sporting memorabilia for auction which he’ll be putting on his site www.auction4fundraising.com over the next few days. FOUR MARATHONS, A MOUNTAIN AND A PARACHUTE JUMP – A TYPICAL SIX MONTHS FOR MICHAEL! was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:Marathonsmichael clarkeparachute jump
Jetstar and Virgin are allowing Bali passengers to book to alternative destinations. Photo: Steve Creedy AIRLINES in Australia and New Zealand are following the lead of their counterparts in the US and Europe to form a new trans-Tasman industry lobby group.Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will be chaired by former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission boss Graeme Samuel and will be governed by a board made up of representatives from member airlines.It will pursue reform on public policy issues that affect aviation and the economy such as airports, taxation and fees as well as access to efficient infrastructure and broader regulatory reform.The new group will be funded by Australasia’s four biggest airline groups and members are Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia.The move follows the success of similar groups such as Airlines for America (A4A) and will give the industry a voice in politically sensitive areas in which individual airlines are sometimes reluctant to speak.It will also give the airlines a lobby group equivalent to other travel-related industries such as tourism and airports.And its seems airports will be high on the new group’s agenda, with Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon, Qantas boss Alan Joyce, Virgin chief John Borghetti and Rex executive chairman Lim Kim Hai all singling out the facilities in provided comments. “Australia and New Zealand must compete for visitors on the world stage against many other attractive destinations,’’ Luxon said.“To be competitive we must continue to improve cost and quality in all parts of the travel experience but we are constrained by a legacy of under-investment and over recovery at key airports. A4ANZ will add its voice to that ambition”.Joyce noted that airport fees and charges continue to increase while airlines were offering fares at levels significantly cheaper than they were over a decade ago. “A4ANZ’s goal is to achieve regulatory reform that will promote a competitive and sustainable airline industry in the interests of Australian and New Zealand travellers,” he said.Virgin’s John Borghetti said: “Aviation is one of the greatest enablers of tourism, trade and economic growth in our region, so it’s absolutely critical that airports operate efficiently and that investment in infrastructure benefits travellers.”Rex executive chairman Lim Kim Hai said A4ANZ was critical for regional communities as major airports were “all too ready to sacrifice critical regional interests”. “Rex looks forward to working with Professor Samuel and the Board to ensure the sustainability of all stakeholders big or small in the aviation industry,” he said.Australia’s competition watchdog said earlier this week that the nation’s four biggest airports had increased the amount they charge airlines to handle passengers by a collective $A1.57 billion over the past decade.An annual report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found that profit margins ranged from 46.7 per cent at Sydney Airport to 33.5 per cent in Perth. Brisbane came in at 44.9 percent and Melbourne at 38.2 per cent.The report found airports were recovering substantially more aeronautical revenue per passenger than a decade ago as they moved to offset increased costs per passenger and grow profit margins. “The ACCC estimates that over the past decade, these airports have collected $A1.57 billion more in revenue from airlines than they would otherwise have collected if average prices were held constant in real terms,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said. “Despite these much higher revenues per passenger, ratings of service quality are not materially different from those seen a decade ago.”
14 June 2010 It was all systems go in Rustenburg on Saturday night as football’s version of the American Revolution played out in front of nearly 48 000 fans at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. While England squared off against the USA on the pitch, in the stands it was a contest between the two biggest packs of travelling fans to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The USA leads the pack in terms of international ticket sales, with 142 000 tickets sold for the tournament, followed in a close second by the United Kingdom with 104 000 tickets sold. On Saturday, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium and the town of Rustenburg were awash with the red and white of St Georges Cross and the red white and blue of the American flag. Old rivalries might have been renewed on the football pitch, but in the pubs and bars of Rustenburg new friendships were being made. Fans were heard learning to speak Setswana (the local language) and how to blow a vuvuzela. And the word dumela – Sestwana for “hello” – was among the most common phrases to be heard.‘People here are so warm and friendly’ For Alex Zakipour, 14, the World Cup is the beginning of greater things. It is his first World Cup and his first visit in Africa. “I am here with my father and we have been here for a week. This country is so great. I visited places like Soweto, where I was at Maponya Mall, and I also saw the house of the former President of this country, Nelson Mandela. “People here are so warm and friendly,” said Alex. “I thought the welcome was reserved for Johannesburg only, but I am surprised with the welcoming we received here in Rustenburg. “We are here until next week Tuesday and I am enjoying every moment. After this experience, I will not miss the next World Cup”.‘I want to come back next time’ Another excited fan was a five-year-old Tre Scherz from Leeds in England. Dressed in red and white, she could not hide her excitement. “The food here is perfect and I am having fun,” said Tre. “I am here with my father and my grandmother, and we are having fun. We travel a lot and meet people. I want to come back next time.” The local language might have been popular, but it was the Rustenburg food and drink at the PH Network Cafe outside the stadium that attracted England and USA fans Daniel Dade, Christine Drysdale, and Helen and Gerry Kane. “The World Cup in South Africa made us to meet,” said Drysdale. “I am very happy I met Gerry and Helen. They are very nice people and we are going to visit them in the States. People in Rustenburg are very friendly and I am enjoying my stay. We had a braai (barbeque) and made a few friends from Portugal, South Africa, United States and even Botswana.”‘The opposite of what I read in the media’ Teri Dukel from Cincinnati in the United States had the privilege of doing something for less privileged South Africans when she donated school uniforms to needy learners in Soweto. “I am happy I have done something for some people,” Dukel said. “We bought school uniforms for some learners. We moved around and identified a school where we asked for names of children who might need some assistance. “People in South Africa are friendly and I can’t believe what I was reading in the media is actually the opposite of what is happening here,” said Dukel. Rustenbug residents were equally excited to have so many guests in their city. Tshepo Pule had a chance to braai with Stephen Clark and Matt Henry from England. “These guys are so amazing,” said Pule. “Rustenburg is buzzing with red, white and blue. This is a moment I will never forget. “I have been teaching them some Setswana words like ‘dumela’ (hello), ‘ke a leboga’ (thank you), ‘dijo’ (food), and ‘tsamaya sentle’ (go well). It is a great privilege to have these two top countries in our village. They are friendly, and we are taking care of them.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee