Mao wins NHK title

first_imgWorld champion Mao Asada came up short in her bid to make history again Saturday night, trying to land two triple axels in her free skate to become the first female ever to accomplish the feat in the same program in international competition, but was still good enough to lead a Japanese sweep in the ladies singles at the NHK Trophy.Skating before a full house at Yoyogi Gymnasium, Mao opened with a clean triple axel, then tried a triple axel/double toe loop combination jump that had the crowd roaring when it looked like she had hit it. However, the second triple axel was downgraded in scoring by the judges, because they felt it wasn’t fully rotated. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS Mao Asada Mao performed to “Masquerade Waltz” and had a consistent outing, faltering only at the very end when she wobbled her final element — a foot-changing combination spin — and briefly touched the ice to regain her balance.Mao laughed off the miscue and skated to center ice where she was greeted with a standing ovation from a raucous crowd.Mao became the first female to hit two triple axels in the same program on Christmas Day 2005, when she did it in the Japan national championships at the same venue. The achievement remains unequaled to this day.“I had a lot of confidence coming in,” said Mao, who won with a score of 191.13. “I decided before the event to try the two triple axels.“After France I practiced my jumps real hard,” Mao noted. “I got a lot of support from the fans here and that helped me. I will continue practicing my jumps for the next event.”The victory earned Mao a trip to next month’s Grand Prix Final, where she will be joined by 2007 world champion Miki Ando, Yukari Nakano, South Korea’s Kim Yu Na, Canada’s Joannie Rochette and Italy’s Carolina Kostner.Kim, who won both Skate America and the Cup of China this season, is the two-time defending GP Final champion and will be competing on home ice in Goyang, South Korea, when she tries for her third straight title next month.Akiko Suzuki, skating in her first Grand Prix event here, came in a surprising second at 167.64, and Yukari Nakano (166.87) was third.Nakano put on a much more spirited showing this night in her free skate to “Giselle” after coming in fifth in the short program. She changed her planned opening triple axel to a double, and was also downgraded on a triple flip, but mustered enough effort to make the podium.“I was feeling pressure this morning,” said Nakano. “But before I went on the ice tonight my coach (Nobuo Sato) told me, ‘You have worked so hard, so please reset your mind.’ This comment really motivated me.”By finishing third, Nakano knocked compatriot Fumie Suguri out of a spot in the GP Final.U.S. senior champion Mirai Nagasu had a calamitous outing which saw her fall twice and appear generally out of sorts on the way to finishing eighth.Nagasu, who was a disappointing fifth at Skate America, has struggled with a growth spurt of 7 cm since last year which has made it difficult to retain her balance on jumps.“I’m disappointed,” said a tearful and clearly shaken Nagasu afterward. “I had a bone bruise on my right ankle during the summer and took a lot of rest. As a result, I don’t have the stamina and strength on my jumps and it shows.”The 15-year-old dearly wants to skate at the worlds — which will be held in her hometown of Los Angeles — next March, and it was obvious that she is very concerned that her current level of fitness may deprive her of the opportunity.“It would be a dream come true for me to skate in the worlds at home,” she said. “I really want to be there, but I have a lot of work to do.”China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong held on to their lead after the short program and won the pairs by a significant margin with a total of 186.06.The American team of Rena Inoue and John Baldwin finished second at 161.49 after Baldwin hit the ice on their opening triple toe loop.Inoue was a two-time Olympian (in singles and pairs) for Japan before becoming a U.S. citizen in 2005.The victory earned the Chinese pair a ticket to the GP Final.Italy’s Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali (176.67) prevailed in the ice dance, narrowly edging out France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat (175.42).The Italians secured their spot in South Korea with the win.Japan’s Cathy and Chrs Reed (135.83) were eighth.Nobunari Oda, who won the men’s short program on Friday, will try for his first Grand Prix title since 2006 in Sunday’s free skate. Oda will try to hold off second-place American Johnny Weir and France’s Yannick Ponsero, who is third. Like a queen: Mao Asada skates during her free program during the NHK Trophy at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Saturday. Asada won the tournament and clinched a spot in next month’s Grand Prix Final. | YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Splendid performance: Japan’s Yukari Nakano spins during her free program in the NHK Trophy at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Saturday. She finished third overall. | KYODO PHOTOlast_img read more

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Burn Permits Required On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgBurn permits are required year round if you live within the City of Kenai. You can stop by the Kenai fire station at 105 S. Willow St. to pick up your permit. Hans Rinke with the Division of Forestry Soldotna office says the guidelines detailed on burn permits should always be followed when burning outside: “Which require you to have water while you’re burning, have hand tools while you’re burning and be present on site while you’re burning.” You can visit the Alaska Division of Forestry‘s website to print a permit. Permits are also available through the Forestry offices in Soldotna or Homer The Division of Forestry burn permit program now covers all use of burn barrels. A general burn permit will be needed to use any type of burn barrel on state-protected lands in Alaska, in addition to open debris burning. In addition, the use of all burn barrels will now be prohibited during a burn suspension. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As of April 1, burn permits are required for burn barrels or burning debris on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

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Friday Q&A with Mississippi State writer Michael Bonner

first_imgMississippi State beat writer Michael Bonner of the Jackson Clarion-LedgerMississippi State beat writer Michael Bonner of the Jackson Clarion-LedgerAUBURN – Mississippi State beat writer Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger was nice enough to take time this week to field some questions previewing the game between Auburn (2-1, 0-1 in Southeastern Conference) and Mississippi State (2-1, 0-1 in SEC) at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday (6:30 p.m., ESPN2).Mississippi State returning quarterback Dak Prescott gives the Bulldogs hope that they will remain a legitimate contender in the SEC West.Mississippi State returning quarterback Dak Prescott gives the Bulldogs hope that they will remain a legitimate contender in the SEC West.1. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has obviously been impressive in the first three games of the 2015 season as anybody would expect from the preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team selection. Prescott is averaging 302 yards per game. However, I asked this of MSU head coach Dan Mullen Wednesday but I’d like to get your perspective on your impression of why Prescott is averaging just eight rushing attempts per game. Are defenses taking that element away or is MSU trying to preserve him from injury?MB: “I think it’s a combination of a number of things. The biggest reason for Prescott’s lack of carries this year is his offensive line. It just hasn’t been very good. There aren’t any holes to run through. It’s the same reason why, MSU hasn’t run the ball well as a team. The second factor is Prescott isn’t trying to run as much. He’s more comfortable this year reading the defense and opting for his third or fourth option rather than running. I also think defenses are aware of his rushing ability, but the opportunities just haven’t been there. He ran more against Southern Miss than he did last year. The game situation (down 14-0) didn’t allow for MSU to run. Certainly, he didn’t need to run against Northwestern State.”2. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhet Lashlee have both mentioned how familiar they are with MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Diaz was coordinating the defense for Louisiana Tech last year when they faced Auburn and had solid results when he faced a Cam Newton-led offense in his first tour of duty at MSU. In his first stint at MSU, Diaz relied on exotic blitzes and speed. What have you seen with the adjustments he’s made through three games?MB: “Manny Diaz inherited a very good defensive line. Through three games this season, he’s relied on the line to create pressure and stop the run. He abandoned Geoff Collins’ “1A and 1B” defense from last year. The starters play more. As the season progresses it’s likely more and more players will rotate in. Diaz has said a number of times, the team in September won’t match the team in November.”3. Are concerns with MSU’s offensive line overblown or do they have a problem up front either protecting Prescott or establishing a run game? With Auburn struggling to find a pass rush without the services of Carl Lawson, could this be the game that MSU’s offensive line gains some confidence?MB: “Mississippi State is solid in the interior of the line. The problems emerge on the outside. Against elite pass-rushers, Mississippi State may not have the talent to block them without the help of a back or a tight end. Without Lawson, MSU should be able to provide Prescott with protection and holes for the running backs. Don’t be surprised if you see some breakdowns though.”4. Okay, let’s address the kicking game. We know MSU has a long-range field goal kicker (Devon Bell) and a short-range field goal kicker (Wesley Graves) who is a perfect 4 for 4 this season. Have you been able to pin down what is the furthest yardage that Mullen feels comfortable using Graves?MB: “Dan Mullen said that he’s comfortable with Westin Graves from inside 43 yards. Graves hit a 43-yarder against LSU with plenty of room to spare.”Auburn defensive lineman Montravius Adams runs at redshirt freshman quarterback Sean White for a whistled sack during the Auburn A-Day spring game on April 18.Auburn defensive lineman Montravius Adams runs at redshirt freshman quarterback Sean White for a whistled sack during the Auburn A-Day spring game on April 18.5. Despite him saying Auburn giving Sean White his first career start Saturday doesn’t change his game plan, do you get the sense that  MSU will treat the early part of this game like a season opener and expect to adjust as the game goes along?MB: “I expect the game plan to be similar to the one implemented against LSU. Mississippi State wants to shut down the run and force the quarterback to win the game. The Bulldogs let Leonard Fournette beat them in the first half. They couldn’t rebound. As for Auburn, Manny Diaz said it doesn’t matter who they play, their key to every game is to stop the run.”6. Any injuries or positional changes that you’ll be monitoring Saturday night?MB: “Long snapper Winston Chapman is out for the year with a torn ACL. Hunter Bradley will handle the long snapping the rest of the season. The only other injury involves Kendrick Market. MSU’s starting safety said he would play this weekend after missing last week’s game with a foot injury.”7. Any final thoughts or predictions?MB: “Mississippi State’s starters have played their best in their last four quarters (second half against LSU and first half against Northwestern State). Prescott is 33 of 43 for 474 and three touchdowns during that time. The Bulldogs have outscored opponents 50-13 in those four quarters. I think Mississippi State is playing its best football of the season, while Auburn isn’t and starting a new quarterback. I’d give the Bulldogs an edge in the game.”last_img read more

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UK Position Review | Tight Ends and Fullbacks

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. — With the 2015 regular season finished, it’s time to take a position-by-position look at the Kentucky football roster. The Courier-Journal’s position report card series continues with the tight ends and fullbacks…Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad is tackled by Auburn linebacker Kris Frost during the second half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Auburn won the game 30-27. Auburn defensive back Johnathan Ford is at bottom.Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad is tackled by Auburn linebacker Kris Frost during the second half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Auburn won the game 30-27. Auburn defensive back Johnathan Ford is at bottom.Returning starters: Freshman tight end C.J. Conrad started all nine games when UK used a tight end on the opening play and finished the season with 15 catches for 149 yards and one touchdown. Walk-on fullback Will Thomas Collins, better known as “Taco Meat,” not only saw the first snaps of his college career in 2015 but also developed into an important lead blocker for the offense. He started both games UK used a fullback on the opening play.Other returning players: Redshirt freshman tight end Darryl Long saw his role expand as the season progressed but was used primarily in blocking situations. UK coaches hyped Long’s ability to catch passes alongside Conrad during preseason camp, but he did not have a single pass thrown his direction in 2015. Junior walk-on tight end Tanner Fink saw limited action this season, and sophomore defensive tackle Jacob Hyde cemented his status as a fan favorite by being used as a fullback in some short-yardage situations.Important losses: Kentucky is currently slated to return each of its fullbacks and tight ends for the 2016 season.One to build around: There were grumbles among fans about Conrad’s reception total, but the former four-star recruit left little doubt about his potential to affect the passing game in the future. Kentucky’s struggles in pass protection forced Conrad to be used as an extra blocker for much of the season – and the UK coaching staff frequently praised him for progress in that facet of his game – but he did offer a few glimpses of his pass-catching ability. In a four-game stretch against Missouri, Eastern Kentucky, Auburn and Mississippi State, Conrad caught 12 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown. He caught just three passes in the final four games but could develop into one of the offense’s most dangerous weapons.Addition to watch: Nebraska transfer Greg Hart was forced to sit out the 2015 season after his attempt at a hardship waiver was denied by the NCAA, but he should add an additional veteran presence to the position as a junior in 2016. Hart appeared in nine games, mostly on special teams, for Nebraska as a redshirt freshman in 2014 but did not catch a pass. He was listed at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds before the season, and after an additional year in the weight room should present a physical presence for Kentucky at the very least when he returns to the field.Current 2016 commitments: Dakota Holtzclaw (6-7, 215), Justin Rigg (6-6, 240)Question mark: There was no shortage of talk about Hyde’s part-time move to fullback during spring practice and preseason camp, but after a few plays in short-yardage situations early in the 2015 season Hyde all but vanished from the offense. After Kentucky’s head-scratching loss at Vanderbilt, which included two first-and-goal situations inside the 5-yard line that resulted in no points, UK head coach Mark Stoops called for changes in the short-yardage and goal-line packages. A week later, Hyde was back on the field at fullback and helped pave the way for a Jojo Kemp touchdown against Charlotte. If that role carries over into 2016, the legend of the 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive tackle will only grow.Key stat: Conrad’s six catches for 56 yards against Mississippi State marked the most receptions by a UK tight end in a single game since Jacob Tamme’s departure following the 2007 season. UK fans have longed for another pass-catching tight end since Tamme caught 56 passes for 619 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, and Conrad looks to be the team’s best weapon at the position in the post-Tamme era. Just two post-Tamme UK tight ends (Jordan Aumiler, 2010; Nick Mellilo, 2011) have caught more passes in a season than Conrad did in 2015. Season grade: CThere is plenty of hope for the future with Conrad still enjoying three more seasons of eligibility and the addition of three more players to the group in 2016, but one cannot help but look at the tight ends’ 2015 production and be disappointed. UK coaches and players hyped the tight ends’ increased role in the passing game before the season, but those promises rarely came to fruition. The good news is Conrad never complained about his use and apparently was a significant help as a blocker given the offensive line’s struggles in pass protection. UK fans will hope that potential translates to more catches next fall.Email Jon Hale at  jahale@courier-journal.com . Follow him on Twitter  @JonHale_CJ .last_img read more

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Player on the verge of signing for Arsenal – Gunners at…

first_imgRúnar Alex Rúnarsson is reportedly very close to joining Arsenal. Sources from Icelandic outlet DV claim that the player is having a medical with the club today, and is ready to sign a five-year deal with the club.The outlet brings a mix of their own information with what they’ve been reading in England. So according to English claims, the London side are paying Dijon about €1.5m for the move.DV highlights the fact that with Emiliano Martinez now leaving Arsenal, Rúnarsson joins the club to be their second option, and should compete for a place with Bernd Leno.Embed from Getty ImagesRúnarsson left Iceland still as a teenager, moving to Danish side Nordsjaelland back in 2014. He spent four years there, and signed for French club Dijon in 2018 in a €1.6m deal.His time at Dijon has been full of ups and downs, as he switched between being a starter and being benched last season.The goalkeeper also has five caps for the national team, but hasn’t been their first option lately.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoRich HousesCosplay Costumes That Went A Little Too FarRich HousesUndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndoBeach RaiderMom Delivers Triplets – Dad Takes Closer Look And Bursts Into TearsBeach RaiderUndoFree HubThe 15 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoWork + MoneyAncient Rome Might Disgust YouWork + MoneyUndoStadium TalkRanking: Greatest Cricket Batsmen of All TimeStadium TalkUndolast_img read more

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Russell headlines World Cup squad

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell was yesterday named in West Indies’ 15-man World Cup squad but speculation over the anticipated return of several veteran T20 stars proved pointless, as they were overlooked for the ICC showpiece in England next month. The 30-year-old Russell has played 52 One-Day Internationals but has not suited up for West Indies in almost a year. He was recalled for the recent series against England but did not feature due to injury.Left-handed opener Evin Lewis, who has also been on the sidelines for nearly a year, has been recalled in the squad which retains the core of players who featured in the recent five-match home series against England which finished tied 2-2.Debate had raged over the last week about the possible inclusion of previously marginalised players but there was ultimately no recall for the likes of all-rounders Kieron Pollard and the retired Dwayne Bravo. Off-spinner Sunil Narine, currently campaigning in the Indian Premier League, was not considered for selection due to a finger injury and neither was fast bowler Alzarri Joseph who also pulled out of the cash-rich T20 league with a dislocated shoulder.(From left) Interim head coach, Floyd Reifer, interim chairman of selectors, Robert Haynes and Director of cricket, Jimmy Adams at yesterday’s announcement. (Photo courtesy CWI Media)“Based on the new selection policy approach which allowed us to consider a number of players that have not regularly appeared in the side over the last two years, we had a wide base of talent from which to choose,” said new interim chairman of selectors, Robert Haynes.“There were a number of tough calls we had to make to settle on our squad of 15, including ensuring there was some continuity in the side, but we believe we have chosen a strong squad of players taking into consideration such factors as experience, fitness, team balance, current form and conditions. “In keeping with tournament regulations, we submitted our squad prior to the deadline date of yesterday. All players named for the Tri-Nations Series could, however, stake a claim to be in the final 15-member squad that will be submitted after the Tri-Series and before the final deadline next month.”As expected, veteran left-hander Chris Gayle heads the batting group and is now set to play his fifth World Cup and his final, following his announcement earlier year that he intends to retire from ODIs after the tournament.If there were lingering doubts about the 39-year-old’s form, he quenched them with a Man-of-the-Series 424 runs against England recently and Haynes backed the talismanic former captain to produce at the May 30 to July 14 World Cup. “To have a player the calibre of Chris in the side to lead the batting with his vast experience and his ability to play match-winning or game-changing innings is a blessing for us and the motivation of becoming the leading scorer for West Indies in ODIs is something which I think he will relish,” said Haynes.“Looking at the condition of pitches in ODIs over the last few years in England and Wales, it appears that big totals will be the order of the day, so we believe we have a line-up that can put big totals on the board or chase them, as we have seen from recent matches.“With players like the captain, Jason Holder, as well as Andre Russell in the lower middle-order, we believe we have good depth to our batting which will allow us to play the brand of cricket that will give us the best of chance of winning the World Cup.” Gayle will be surrounded by the youth of Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran, all in their first-ever World Cup.Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who will also play his first World Cup, will lead the pace attack which includes veteran Kemar Roach, left-armer Sheldon Cottrell and rookie Oshane Thomas.Holder, Russell and fellow all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite, will all provide additional firepower in conditions expected to be seam-friendly.“We are excited about the pace attack led by Kemar and Shannon, and we are confident that any bowling combination we put on the park is capable of providing a serious challenge to the opposition in any conditions,” Haynes said “It will be a long tournament and it will be important for the bowling attack to stay fit and healthy for us to remain competitive and make a strong push to win the World Cup.”Following the upcoming Tri-Nations Series in Ireland, West Indies will stage a one-week camp in Southampton from May 18-24 before launching their World Cup campaign against Pakistan.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.last_img read more

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Pender claims victory in Mullingar International

first_img 3 June 2018, 17:36 Home  »  General  »  Pender claims victory in Mullingar International Tags: Pender claims victory in Mullingar International HHS Fortune (ISH) by Catoki (HOLST) bred and owned by Marion Hughes and ridden by Mikey Pender jumped double clear in a time of 36.63 seconds to win the 7 Year Old Final of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series at Mullingar International Show. One of only 15 double clears in the 7 year old class, Pender beat off stiff competition from the twenty-five combinations who made it through to the final.In the 5 Year Old final, twelve combinations jumped double clear to split the win. While in the 6 Year Olds, there were only six clear rounds. There was €9,500 on offer in Mullingar from the Irish Sport Horse Studbook for these young horse classes. The next leg takes place in CoilOg on 30th June and 1st July.Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below. Photo Credit Laurence Dunne5 Year Olds=1st Castle Camiro (ISH) mare by Sligo Candy Boy (ISH) out of Camiro Lady (UNK) bred and owned by Noel Ruane and ridden by Vincent Howley.=1 Abc Caruso (ISH) gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Ardnehue Diamond Cruiser (ISH) by Cruising (ISH) bred by Patrick Kehoe, owned by Ivor Fox and ridden by Catherine Thornton.=1st Swift Action (ISH) mare by Ballycapple Diamond Cruise (ISH) out of Diamond Society (ISH) by Nigrasine (Gb) (TB) bred by Rory Finnerty, owned by Norman Allen and ridden by Olive Clarke.=1 The Kiwi (ISH) gelding Orestus (KWPN) by Orchid Hill (ISH) out of Clover Hill (ID) bred by Eamonn Gleeson bred by Riona Finn ridden by J Naughton.=1st Presidential Ball (ISH) stallion by Clinton (Be) (HOLST) out of Echo Peach (ISH) by Clover Echo (ISH) bred and owned by Brendan McSorley ridden by Kevin Gallagher.=1st Curraghgraigue Coevers Quality (ISH) gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Curraghgraigue Coevers Z (ISH) by Coevers Diamond Boy (ISH) bred and owned Baden Powell and ridden by Gemma Phelan.=1st Ladycastle Diego (ISH) gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Vimminka (KWPN) by Nabab De Reve (BWP) owned and bred by Ladycastle Syndicate ridden by Nicholas Butler.=1st Diamant De La Mer (ISH) gelding by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Vuelta Du Ter (SF) by Eurocommerce Berlin (HOLST) owned and bred by Hugh Ward and ridden by Angela Percy.=1st Killaloan Cobra Carel (ISH) gelding by Cobra (HOLST) out of Carrigeen Carel (ISH) by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) bred by Owen Cooney owned and ridden by Richard Hourigan.=1st Ladycastle Paco (ISH) gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Vimminka (KWPN) by Nabab De Reve (BWP)      bred and owned by Ladycastle Syndicate ridden by Nicholas Butler.=1st Baskin Phinesse (ISH) mare by Peppermill (KWPN) out of Utah Van De Bucxtaele (BEWB) by Phin Phin (BEWB) bred by Margaret  Dobby owned by John Carey ridden by Olive Clarke.=1st Rhs Blue (ISH) mare by Cheers Cassini (HOLST) out of Tullibards Ask Benny (ISH) by Cruisings Micky Finn (ISH) bred by Deirdre Mcguckian owned by John Hoyne and ridden by Louis Delplace. 7 Year olds1st  Fortune (ISH) mare by Catoki (HOLST) out of Hhs Daisy (ISH) by Ard Vdl Douglas (KWPN) bred and owned by Marion Hughes and ridden by Michael James Pender.2nd Paciro (ISH) gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Ramiro View (ISH) by Ramiro B (BWP) bred by Patrick Flanagan owned by Lorna Daly and ridden by Thomas O’Brien.3rd Flexability (ISH) (TIH) gelding by Flexible (ISH) out of Diamond Ballerina (ISH) by Diamond Lad (ID) bred and owned by Noel Cawley ridden by Darragh Ryan.4th Zilko (ISH) mare by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Zilke (KWPN) by Corland (HOLST) bred by Thomas O’Brien                owned by Tom Moloney Jnr an ridden by Linda Moloney.5th Intuitive (ISH) gelding by Beach Ball (ISH) out of Sandiamo (AES) by Andiamo Z (NRPS) bred and owned by Edgar Hogg ridden by James Hogg         .6th  Tara M (ISH) mare by Luidam (KWPN) out of Lasina Ii (HOLST) by Lasino (HOLST) bred and owned by Natalie Macken and ridden by Francis Connors. 6 year olds1st Cuffesgrange Cavadora (ISH) mare by Z Wellie 72 (KWPN) out of Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN)                bred and owned by Clare Hughes, ridden by Cian Goggins.1st Krafty Kitty (ISH) mare by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Krafty Kate (ISH) by Diamond Serpent (ISH) bred by Stephen Keane owned by Ronan Tynan ridden by Tholm Keane.1st Drumiller Sensation (ISH) mare by Arko Iii (OLD) out of Revelene (ISH) by Puissance (ISH) bred by Paul Dillon owned by Catherine Thronton & Patricia Kavanagh and ridden by Catherine Thornton     .1st King Lupin (ISH) gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Thornfield Lupin (ISH) by Cruising (ISH) bred and owned by Patrick Sutton ridden by Gerard Clarke Jnr.1st Moonahaw Dvz Diamond (ISH) mare by Dignified Van’T Zorgvliet (BEWB) out of Moonahaw Diamond Nadia (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN) bred by Blaithnaid Clarke owned by Maurice Cousins and ridden by Sophie Richards1st Corraghoe Bounce (ISH) gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Corraghoe Tiger (ISH) by Cruising (ISH) bred by Patrick Smith owned by Miley Dunning & Joyce Veld and ridden by Joyce Veld.last_img read more

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Referee Spear Tackled While Officiating Match

first_imgA football referee is believed to have been seriously injured after being spear tackled to the ground by a bystander during a game. The incident took place during a match between Barry Athletic FC and FC Pumas in Barry, Wales. The man was seen charging onto the field around 20 minutes into the game when the score was 1-1. The incident was caught on camera and posted on Facebook.A spokesman from Barry Athletic FC said they had no idea who the bystanders, who are claimed to have carried out the tackle, were.The spokesman said: “We were playing the game and these two guys entered the ground through some gate not used by anyone in the club. People were thinking, why the hell is someone coming through the gates.“They came over and stood on the side of the pitch and one of them just had the ref from behind and the ref’s legs went right up behind him. I thought he had snapped his knees.“The ref squealed understandably and the guy just ran off to the side of the pitch. It was quite an intimidating experience as there were kids and families around.”He said the two men, not believed to be attached to either club, left in a car that was waiting for them outside the gates.The referee was unable to continue with the match and the game was subsequently abandoned.Relatedlast_img read more

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Football match caps GGBL employees World Water Day activities

first_imgEmployees of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Ghana’s leading total beverage business climaxed the celebrations of this year’s World Water Day with an inter-site football match.The match held at the Ridge Park, Kumasi on 24th March aimed at raising awareness and focus attention on the sustainable use and management of water resources.World Water Day is commemorated every year on 22 March as the United Nation’s designated day to focus attention and advocate for the sustainable use of freshwater resources.This year, GGBL and its co-founding partner in the Safe Water for Africa (SWA) initiative, the Coca-Cola Company hosted a CEOs fundraising breakfast to engage Corporate Ghana on the innovative partnership aimed at providing access to safe drinking water for some 500,000 Ghanaians in vulnerable communities by end of 2013.The company also held other activities internally to engage its employees on its flagship community investment programme – including the inter-site football match between employees of its two breweries – Achimota and Kumasi.After a pulsating goal-less draw in the first half, the host team (from the Kumasi site) came into the second half more determined to pick the coveted Water of Life trophy; and their efforts were rewarded two minutes to end proceedings when a 36-yard free kick was beautifully converted to give the host team the win. Presenting the trophy to the Kumasi team, Mr. Dan Wenyah, the Brewery Manager, Kumasi said, “World Water Day is a unique opportunity to engage employees and the general public on the sustainable use of freshwater – be it at work or home. GGBL has over the years commemorated World Water Day through a health walk to sensitize Ghanaians of effective water use. This year, among others, employees are playing in this inter-site football match to further drive home the message on the importance of freshwater resources to sustaining lives’.He congratulated the Kumasi team for lifting the glittering trophy and encouraged all to use water wisely.On his part, Mr. Richard Ahiagble, Corporate Citizenship Manager, reiterated GGBL’s commitment to enriching lives and its flagship Water of Life Programme. He said ‘through the Water of Life programme, GGBL has, and continues to empower local communities through access to clean drinking water. This year, GGBL is investing in piping systems in the Tamale Metropolis to bring safe drinking water to two communities in support of the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation and the Guinea Worm Eradication programme’s aim at making Ghana guinea worm free’. He added that the company is also investing in large scale WaterHealth Centres, under the Safe Water for Africa partnership, to bring safe drinking water to 6 communities in the Northern, Eastern, Volta and Greater Accra regionThe company has since 2007 provided access to clean drinking water to many communities in all 10 regions of the country.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods faces his opening test at Torrey Pines

first_imgSAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting his PGA Tour season at Torrey Pines, just like the old days.Only these are far different circumstances.Instead of high expectations for Woods, Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open was more about curiosity. He is returning after fusion surgery on his lower back last April, his fourth back operation in three years. When he tried to return after a 16-month break last year at Torrey Pines, he missed the 36-hole cut.This will be only his second PGA Tour event since August 2015.Woods has won this PGA Tour event seven times. He also won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008, along with a Junior World Championship as a teenager. The difference from last year is Woods no longer has pain in his back. Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole of the north course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the pro-am event at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)last_img read more

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