first_imgThree jockeys sustained injuries and had to be rushed to hospital in two separate races, the sixth and seventh, respectively, at Caymanas Park yesterday.Coming out worst was three-time champion Dane Nelson, whose mount, MONTEGONIAN, stumbled and fell approaching the furlong pole in the sixth race over 1300 metres, decking the popular jockey. In the ensuing melee, STRAIGHTFROMUHEART was brought down, throwing jockey Richard Mitchell as well. The horse also stepped on Nelson, who lay motionless on the ground for a while before he was rushed to the First Aid Post in the track ambulance.Nelson regained consciousness shortly after, but was then fitted with a neck brace by the paramedics and taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for treatment and further observation.Mitchell, on the other hand, escaped injury, but did not ride for the remainder of the day.In the very next race over 1500 metres, won by 7-2 chance DREAMCOMETRUE, both DINNER BY SEVEN and STIR IT UP dislodged their respective riders, Paul ‘Country’ Francis and the veteran Vassell ‘Jollyman’ Najair in the backstretch.Francis is suspected to have fractured his collar bone, while the 62-year-old Najair was badly shaken up and received an injury to his face. Both were taken to the UHWI for observation.SEVERAL SPILLSAlthough there have been several spills on racedays at Caymanas, only one has claimed the life of a jockey in 56 years of racing at the track. This occurred on November 20, 1999, when popular lightweight jockey, Al Gopie, was thrown by his mount, SAGAR, at the half mile and was trampled by horses in the day’s penultimate race.Meanwhile, firm favourites ROYAL ASSAULT and ETERNAL JOY led from start to finish to win the co-feature races on the card.Ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, the much-improved 4-y-o colt, ROYAL ASSAULT, romped the overnight allowance sprint as the 3-5 favourite. And 30 minutes later, the Neive Graham-trained ETERNAL JOY, a 2-1 favourite, with apprentice Linton Steadman replacing the injured Paul Francis, did likewise in the closing race over 1200 metres for the Colin Melhado Memorial Cup (claiming $250,000-$210,000).last_img read more

first_imgReflecting on the local football landscape of four years ago, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss, Captain Horace Burrell, believes Jamaicans should be reasonably satisfied with paying what he considers “minimal” prices to see the Reggae Boyz play inside the National Stadium.Burrell was addressing questions posed about JFF’s ticket prices ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Jamaica and Nicaragua, scheduled to be played at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 4, inside the National Stadium, Kingston.The ticket prices are grandstand one $6,500 per person; grandstand two, $5,500 per person; and bleachers, $1,200 per person.The Reggae Boyz are fresh off impressive Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup showings, which were hosted in Chile and between the United States and Canada, respectively.In the latter, Jamaica were beaten finalists, losing 3-1 to Mexico, while defeating pre-tournament favourites the United States of America prior to the final.value for money”When you consider that four years ago the costs were almost the same for the grandstand when … rental of the stadium and all the other costs have gone up, the airfares have gone up, remuneration to the players have gone up, it’s value for money,” he told The Gleaner.”We ask for your support, because this team is not the team for Raymond Grant (JFF general secretary for Captain Burrell, for anyone, it is a team for Jamaica, and I think every single Jamaican is proud of our team and would want to support,” he underlined.”We want to keep reminding them that these costs are even lower at this stage than the costs of four years ago. The last time around, tickets was [sic] at $1,500,” he said.Meanwhile, persons who purchase tickets from August 28-September 2 will get a $200 discount on bleachers tickets.”This is the commencement of the journey to Russia, and I am sure every single Jamaican at home and abroad is going to want to play a part on the whole evolution of this tremendous drive towards qualification,” stressed Burrell.last_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It was the lowest point of a whirlwind summer for Thomas, which was compounded by his ongoing recovery from the hip injury that cut short his postseason run with Boston last season.The injury sidelined him for Cleveland’s season opener against his former team back in October. He missed the Cavs’ first 36 games before returning to action against Portland on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes.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 folkFor now, his minutes are restricted, and he isn’t playing on back-to-back nights. So he returned to action Tuesday knowing that he’d sit against the Celtics.“I was out seven months. There’s no way I was gonna come back against Boston and play 17 minutes,” Thomas said. “It’s too big of an opportunity to just a play against my former teammates, my former coaches, the city that gave me my biggest opportunity.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He looked at the camera, pounded his heart three times and waved.Late in Boston’s 102-88 win, Celtics fans began chanting, “We want I.T.!” Afterward, he shared hugs with several players, including Irving.There will be another opportunity for the Celtics honor him, when Boston hosts the Cavs on Feb. 11. But that’s also the night Paul Pierce will have his jersey retired. Thomas said it’s up to the Celtics whether they want to do something that night for him.“That’s Pierce’s night. The video tribute ain’t the whole night. I just wanted my family to be here to see it,” Thomas said. “That’s what it came down to. I wanted to be able to play. I wanted my family to experience the love and appreciation of this city and this organization are gonna give me on that night.“I’m not taking nothing from Paul Pierce. He played 15 years here. There’s nothing I can take from here. If they choose to do it that night, that would be great. I would be honored.”He said he’s even buried the hatchet with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated quoted Thomas wondering whether he’d ever speak to Ainge again after the trade.But Thomas said Ainge reached out to him on Tuesday night.“There’s no hard feelings. Only hard feeling is Danny didn’t send me no Christmas card this year,” Thomas said. “He sent me one the last two years. He could have found my address somehow. Have I forgiven Danny? He texted me last night. So, yeah, we’re good.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thomas said he felt like he was home when he walked into the arena where he became a two-time All-Star, so much so that he almost went to the Celtics’ locker room.“I love this city. I love this organization. They gave me an opportunity to be who I always wanted to be,” Thomas said. “I can’t thank them enough. So there’s no hard feelings for anybody in this city or anybody in this organization. I’m glad I’m back. Like I always said, it’s genuine love. And that’s for the rest of my life.”That respect is mutual, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.“First and foremost, I will always value him as a friend and as a person,” Stevens said. “Lost amongst all the talk of where people play and everything else is the fact that you did get to compete together. I always appreciated that about him.”Though Thomas asked that there not be any kind of tribute video for him on this trip to the Garden, he did receive an extended standing ovation from the Boston fans when he was shown on the scoreboard monitors between the first and second quarters.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 6-time champion Djokovic unsure of playing Australian Open Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas smiles as he is surrounded by reporters at Boston Garden prior to the team’s NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Thomas was traded at the end of last season by the Celtics in exchange for Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas wanted to make thing one perfectly clear during his return to Boston: He isn’t holding onto any hard feelings about the way he left.Thomas returned to TD Garden on Wednesday night for the first time since he was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August as part of the blockbuster trade that brought Kyrie Irving to the Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) defends as Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) works to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic made a long 3-pointer on a pass from Jalen Brunson before getting the ball to his fellow Dallas rookie for another big bucket from behind the arc.The first-year sensation’s final game as a teenager turned into a big night for the two-time NCAA champion from Villanova as well.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 22 points as Indiana lost consecutive games for the first time since the last of a season-high four straight losses on Jan. 31. Indiana had won eight of 10 coming into the game.“It’s a great home team,” Matthews said of the Mavericks, who are playoff long shots in the Western Conference but improved to 21-10 at home. “They do tend to make more shots at home. Couple breakdowns on the defensive end kind of get them in rhythm early.”The Mavericks were in a rhythm late too, making their last six 3-pointers in the final six minutes. That clutch stretch was capped by another shot from well behind the arc by Doncic for a 110-101 lead with 40 seconds remaining.Doncic hit the clincher in front of the Indiana bench and stared in that direction, saying after the game that an assistant coach had been talking trash throughout the game. He also had some good-natured banter with his former backcourt mate in Matthews.“He’s my guy,” said Doncic, who was matched up with Matthews most of the game. “He was talking a lot in the game. It was real fun.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James’ 33, clutch 3 lift Lakers past Anthony Davis’ Pelicans View comments MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Mavericks: Memphis at home Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Doncic had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Brunson scored a season-high 24 points and the Mavericks ended a five-game losing streak with a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.Doncic, the only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles, didn’t have a shot at his fifth late. But the budding star and No. 3 overall draft pick who turns 20 Thursday had two of his seven assists on a pair of key 3-pointers, one of those by Brunson for an eight-point lead with a minute to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m there to help keep the energy,” said Brunson, a second-round pick who was 9 of 14 from the field and had five assists. “Obviously Luka means a lot to this team, but I try to play pickup defense and stay available for my teammates. I’m there to play hard.”Wesley Matthews scored 20 points in his first game against his former team after going to New York in Dallas’ blockbuster deal with the Knicks. Matthews signed with the Pacers as a free agent. 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tim Hardaway Jr. had one of the late Dallas 3s and finished with 20 points, while Dirk Nowitzki hit one early in the fourth for a five-point lead and finished with 11 points in the 40-year-old’s first home start in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Indiana’s Myles Turner, a former high school standout in the Dallas area, scored 13 points. Thaddeus Young had 11.TIP-INSPacers: C Kyle O’Quinn was given a flagrant 1 for a hard foul that sent Doncic to the floor in the first quarter. Doncic, who was going for a dunk when O’Quinn met him in midair, also lost a shoe on the play. … G Tyreke Evans was out with food poisoning, and F Domantas Sabonis was out with a sprained left ankle.Mavericks: Doncic has 16 turnovers in two games. He had seven two nights after a season-high nine. … Dallas has three 20-point scorers in the same game for the second straight game after failing to do that in the first 59 contests of the season. … F Dwight Powell scored 12 points. … G Devin Harris had five points on his 36th birthday, including a circus layup in the first halfFORMER MAVS PARADEMatthews, who got a nice ovation when the starters were announced, wasn’t the only former Dallas guard for Indiana. Darren Collison (seven points, four assists) was with the Mavericks in 2012-13, while Doug McDermott (three points) spent part of last season with them.In the second quarter, the Mavericks played a video tribute to Matthews, who stood up from the Indiana huddle on the bench and waved to the fans. “I was surprised, not with the reception, but with the tribute,” said Matthews, who spent three-plus seasons in Dallas. “I’m grateful for all the people here in Dallas. I just wish they would have lost tonight.”UP NEXTPacers: Minnesota at home Thursday, with Timberwolves going for first two-game season sweep since 2006-07.last_img read more

first_imgA doctor attached to the Suddie Public Hospital has been hospitalised after he was reportedly stuck down along the Mainstay Public Road, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), by a colleague from the same medical institution.Dr Tameshwar Karran was allegedly struck by Dr Magdalena Clay and suffered multiple injuries about the body. Reports are Dr Karran of Richmond Village was immediately transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital, having received multiple fractures about his body. According to information reaching Guyana Times, the accident between the two doctors occurred at about 08:00h.Reports indicate Dr Karran was riding his motorcycle while Dr Clay was driving a SUV heading in the southern direction. Eyewitnesses said the collision between Clay and Karran caused the latter to fall from his motorcycle. It was further reported that Clay then allegedly drove away. The force of the impact reportedly threw Karran several feet into the air before he landed on the road way.Another resident recalled that he heard a loud impact and several residents rushed to investigate. The man said that they then discovered Dr Karran lying helplessly in pain on the road. He was then rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital by a public spirited citizen and later transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remains a patient.The matter was reported to the Anna Regina Police Station and Dr Clay was arrested and later released on station bail. Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

first_imgThere will also be tasty treats available through the tournament’s concession and refreshment stands. The tournament’s entry fee is $500 per team, and today, Wednesday, July 25, is the final day to submit a team.For more information or to register for this weekend’s baseball tournament, email cjsmemorial@hotmail.com, or call Carla at 250-262-5860. Askoty was heavily involved in Peace Region baseball, participating in as many baseball tournaments as possible, traveling all across the Peace Region to play the game he loved.The tournament, being held at the Taylor Baseball Diamonds, guarantees competing teams at least four games, while also featuring a home run derby for those looking for flex their baseball muscles. The co-ed tournament will run on a 7 and 3 format, meaning a team’s roster must include 7 males and 3 females. – Advertisement -Gameplay will abide by ASA rules, and players are only allowed to play for one team. The tournament will also be providing carded umpires to call the games.There will also be a variety of prize giveaways throughout the weekend, including cash prizes based on competition, prizes designated for the Most Valuable Player, equipment prizes as well as a 50/50 draw. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe BC government is getting high marks from the oil and gas industry, following tweaks, to its royalty program, to spur deep drilling.The Calgary Herald is quoting Alan Boras of EnCana, as saying, the change encourages development of trickier and technically challenging natural gas deposits, like those in the Horn River Basin. Meantime, the Herald also quotes Chris Seasons of Devon Canada, as crediting the Campbell government, with crafting one of the most industry-friendly jurisdictions in the country. The program changes announced this week by Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom, specifically target deep horizontal wells, of more than 25 hundred meters…and, deep vertical wells of more than 23 hundred meters. Oil and gas overtook forestry as the leading contributor to BC government revenues at the start of this decade and, sales of oil and gas rights rose, to a record high in 2008, of 2 point 6 billion dollars.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img“Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.“I don’t want to make now an exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see.“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”Alisson, 26, was replaced by experienced Spaniard Adrian against Norwich. The former West Ham keeper, who joined on a free transfer last week, is likely to keep his place for Liverpool’s European Super Cup date with Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday.Third-choice Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is not fully fit after a broken wrist, so the club are set to sign 35-year-old former Middlesbrough player Andy Lonergan on a free transfer.Lonergan was part of Liverpool’s pre-season tour as cover for their other keepers.Asked if Lonergan will be on the bench on Wednesday, Klopp said: “I think so. I didn’t speak to (goalkeeping coach) John Achterberg yet about that. We spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do on Wednesday!“We will see, but we can have obviously a lot of players on the bench there, which is good and I think Andy will be one of them.“He was in with us, he’s a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season, and now we decided to work together with him.”Alisson’s loss for an extended period would be a big blow to the club he joined from Roma last year.But Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, speaking after the Norwich game, insisted Adrian will prove a quality deputy for Alisson.“His experience is the main thing, he knows what he is doing. He’s played a load of games, so he knows what it is about,” Alexander-Arnold said.“Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it’s never too promising, so, yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around the fact that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I’m sure he will learn from us.“We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he’s such a good lad off the pitch.”0Shares0000(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker will be out for the next few weeks © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was on Monday ruled out for “the next few weeks” by coach Jurgen Klopp after suffering a calf injury in their 4-1 win over Norwich.Brazil international Alisson limped off in the first half of Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Anfield on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgA JPL-managed orbiter has found entrances to seven possible caves on the slopes of a Martian volcano, fueling interest in potential underground “habitats” and sparking searches for caverns elsewhere on the red planet, NASA reported Friday. Very dark, nearly circular features ranging in diameter from about 328 to 820 feet puzzled researchers who found them in images taken by NASA’s Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor orbiters. Using Mars Odyssey’s infrared camera to check the daytime and nighttime temperatures of the circles, scientists concluded that they could be “windows” into underground spaces, NASA reported. A report of the discovery of the possible cave skylights by Glen Cushing of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Team and his co-authors was published online by the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “Whether these are just deep vertical shafts or openings into spacious caverns, they are entries to the subsurface of Mars,” said co-author Tim Titus. “Somewhere on Mars, caves might provide a protected niche for past or current life, or shelter for humans in the future.” The discovered holes, dubbed “Seven Sisters,” are at some of the highest altitudes on the planet, on a volcano named Arsia Mons near Mars’ tallest mountain. – City News Service 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Labor Federation’s influence in local politics is no secret. Indeed, it’s very likely the single most powerful special interest in all the land. But it’s unusual for the powerful union to issue proclamations so nakedly self-serving as the one that Maria Elena Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the County Fed, delivered at the group’s second annual congress on Monday. She warned L.A.’s politicians that they better support the union’s initiatives or get tossed out on the street. While this was no doubt a touch of hyperbolic rhetoric intended to rev up the membership, there also is a real threat tucked deep inside. Durazo knows exactly what L.A.’s political class does: You need the County Fed and its some 818,000 members on your side in an election. There’s simply no other group that has the resources and the bodies to help you – or your opponent – get elected. Indeed, Durazo had a more specific threat: the upcoming race for the 2nd Supervisorial District seat in June. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is stepping down and at least two high-profile candidates are in the race – City Councilman Bernard Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas. 160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsEveryone knows the power of the Fed, so Monday’s warning is no surprise, just a little more transparent than usual. What was disappointing about this naked pay-to-play ploy is that there’s no mention of the larger goals of local government or serving the public. Nor was there any mention of making the L.A. region a better place except in the context of increasing the spending power of a small fraction of its families. In the city of L.A., it’s all about squeezing more out of a budget already facing mass cuts due to overspending. Of course unions have a responsibility to their members to get as good a deal as they can get – at a cost to the millions of others.last_img read more