Awesome Destiny powers home

first_imgThe American three-year-old filly AWESOME DESTINY responded to a strong ride from top apprentice Bebeto Harvey to win the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association Trophy restricted stakes over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Making the most of the running into the straight, AWSOME DESTINY (9-5) had to cope with a strong challenge from 4-5 favourite WILL IN CHARGE under apprentice Hakeem Pottinger on the inside rails but found extra in the last furlong to win by 11/4 lengths from WILL IN CHARGE, with another three lengths to 9-5 chance BIRD CATCHER in third.AWESOME DESTINY is owned by We’re Family and trained by Gary Subratie, and this was her fourth win from 13 starts this season.FIGHTING VICTORY”Both horses were expected to have the finish to themselves based on their October 22 performance when finishing heads on for second and third behind Jamai Raja over this trip, but my horse was always going to get first run, and with the blinkers removed, scored a fighting victory,” Subratie said.Harvey, who has an outside chance of catching Omar Walker in the race for the jockeys’ championship with 52 wins to Waker’s 62, had a second winner on the card in the progressive 3-y-o colt JAMAI RAJA, who romped the ninth race over 1700 metres for his third consecutive win.Trained and part-owned by Richard Azan, JAMAI RAJA won the overnight allowance contest by nine lengths from SILVER CLOUD as the 3-5 favourite.Elsewhere, the favourite AKASH won the Royal Lancaster Trophy race for maiden two-year-olds, while it was the 1-2 favourite MR. AMBASSADOR, with Walker aboard, in the Frank Parham Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres.last_img read more

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Ja International Badminton Tourney: Henry, Wynter advance

first_img In other results on the opening morning, Dennis Coke beat Christopher Beecher 21-11, 21-8; Craig Allison defeated Kirk Francis 21-13, 21-16 and Luke Couture eliminated Garron Palmer 21-8, 21-16. Henry cruised past Jamaican teammate Albert Myles 21-11, 21-11 in the first round of the men’s singles, while Wynter beat her compatriot Alana Bailey 21-12, 21-8.  Milan Dratva of the Czech Republic will be Henry’s opponent in the second round at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Wynter will face Canada’s Rachel Honderich. Jamaica’s top singles players, Gareth Henry and Katherine Wynter, easily advanced to the second round of the four-day Jamaica International Badminton Tournament at the National Indoor Sports Centre this morning.last_img read more

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No worries for PH five: PBA pledges buffet of standouts available for Guiao

first_imgMarcial said that the PBA, represented by its board of governors, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Guiao will be meeting a day after Guiao and the Nationals plane back home, which could be Sept. 2 at the latest.“All he has to do is inform the league of the players that he wants,” Marcial said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Still, as in any other international competition that the Philippines plays in, the big concern remains to be time, with the away match against the Iranians slated on Sept. 13 and the closed-door game back home against Qatar scheduled four days later.“Coach Yeng will have just over two weeks to prepare,” Marcial added. “But he can practice all he wants from Sept. 7 as the Governors’ Cup will be taking a break for those games.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms JAKARTA—Even with a total of 10 players suspended by Fiba, Team Philippines can look forward to having a strong Gilas Pilipinas for the coming two World Cup Qualifying matches with the PBA doubling down on its pledge of all-out help.“Coach Yeng will have a smorgasbord of players (available) from us,” pro league commissioner Willie Marcial told the Inquirer over the phone on Tuesday, hours before the Nationals were to play title favorite China in the 18th Asian Games here. “We’re open to lending him all the players that the team will need.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Ten players are serving multiple game suspensions, counting the naturalized Andray Blatche, who will be out for three games, and Calvin Abueva who will be serving a six-game ban. RR Pogoy was also canned for five. Jason Castro and Terrence Romeo will also not be available.But with the PBA opening its doors for Guiao, the talent pool is deep and with Christian Standhardinger the likely naturalized player for those games, Gilas could have a truly formidable team it can build.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Softbelles, under the radar, make waves Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Minnesota Timberwolves clamp down on Indiana Pacers in 101-91 win

first_imgMinnesota clamped down on the defensive end against Indiana as Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup to score 20 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-91 win over the Pacers.“We played a little bit of defense finally,” Butler said. “It felt good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissButler, who received a mix of boos and cheers during player introductions, sat out Saturday due to precautionary rest. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, while rookie guard Josh Okogie scored 12 points off the bench.Minnesota also played most of Monday’s game without forward Andrew Wiggins, who exited in the first quarter due to a right quad contusion and did not return. Wiggins scored two points in eight minutes before the injury. The Timberwolves struggled from 3-point range in Monday’s game, finishing 7-for-33 from behind the arc. They were just 3-of-26 after three quarters before shooting 4-of-7 in the fourth.PUSHING THE TEMPOMinnesota led Indiana in fast break points, 26-8. Much of that was a result of the Wolves’ ability to get stops on the defensive end and turn the ball up the floor quickly. Ten of those fast break points came in the fourth quarter.“Our stops got us into the open floor,” Thibodeau said.UP NEXTPacers: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday night.Wolves: Visit Toronto on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Thibodeau said Wiggins is day-to-day and the team will know more Tuesday about the injury. Wiggins, a Toronto native, indicated that he’ll play Wednesday at the Raptors.Okogie saw his minutes increase in Wiggins’ absence. Okogie made the most of the extended playing time and the home crowd at Target Center gave the rookie a nice ovation as he took a seat on the bench late in the fourth quarter.While Okogie struggled from the floor early, he kept shooting at the behest of his teammates — and his head coach.“I just like the way he sort of persevered through it,” Thibodeau said of Okogie. “I thought the spirit of the team was strong. His teammates were encouraging him to shoot, and he just kept playing, which I think is important.”The Wolves led by as many as nine early before Indiana cut it to one point at the half. Victor Oladipo scored 15 of his 20 points before halftime to lead the Pacers. He has now scored at least 20 points in three straight games.ADVERTISEMENT Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, tries to work between Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, center, and Bojan Bogdanovic, of Croatia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Through the first three games of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not playing the type of defense that head coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to see.That changed Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Bojan Bogdanovic also had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Pacers, while Myles Turner chipped in 16.“I feel like overall, they kinda forced us into some tough shots as well,” Oladipo said. “Credit them, they did a pretty good job defensively.”Minnesota’s reserves went on a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter and take an 84-73 lead — its biggest of the game. Derrick Rose scored four of his 11 points during the run to put the Wolves ahead after they trailed by one entering the fourth.After allowing 140 points in a loss Saturday to Dallas, Minnesota’s defense tightened Monday against a Pacers team that scored 132 points its last time out. The Wolves held Indiana to just 38.8 percent shooting from the floor in the first half. The 91 points allowed was the first time Minnesota held a team under 100 this season.Indiana shot over 55 percent in two of its first three games before shooting 39.6 percent on Monday.“I thought our shot collection was poor,” said Pacers coach Nate McMillan. “We didn’t have ball movement. Basically we were taking quick shots and taking quick, contested shots.”TIP-INSPacers: F Domantas Sabonis returned to action Monday after missing Saturday’s game against Brooklyn. Sabonis had eight points in 17 minutes off the bench. … Indiana assigned C Ike Anigbogu to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League on Monday. Anigbogu played three minutes Saturday.Wolves: C Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. … F Taj Gibson’s 3-pointer in the first quarter Monday marked the first time he connected from downtown since Dec. 31, 2017, which also came against Indiana.COLD FROM DEEPcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Giannis, Middleton hit late 3s as Bucks hold off Knicks Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Saah Qualifies for US U-14 Exhibition

first_imgSaah Kandakai, a Liberian 13-year-old tennis gem residing in New Jersey, has qualified to be part of 100 tennis kids to compete for 10 slots for an exhibition show before USTA Open, from 25 August to September 8, 2014.Saah booked his qualification when he reached the grand finals of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sectional U-14 qualifiers, his father and former coach, Alfred Saah Kandakai said.Mr. Kandakai told the Daily Observer yesterday that Saah’s qualification is a debut appearance for a Liberian kid to reach the finals of the USTA Sectional U-14 qualifiers.Coach Kandakai said, “Saah is on the path to be scouted for a professional tennis career to fulfill his dream.”In March 2014, said reached the quarterfinals in his first Sectional Tennis Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States.Prior to his sectional tennis debut, New Jersey.com said in March-2014, Saah participated in the National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton (NJTLT), sponsored by Noah Lilienthal, a 14-year-old tennis player.The website reported that Lilienthal expressed his willingness to help Saah, describing him as a friend.The NJ.com said: “With the help of NJTLT staff, he (Saah) is driven to a Princeton University clinic twice a week with Lilienthal and supplements that with the NJTLT’s Ashe program.”Saah, an eighth-grader at the St. Michael Catholic High School left for the USA on June 26, 2013 for tennis training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Naples, Florida through the help of the Mamba Point Hotel and the Oceano Casino.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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$132M Magistrates’ Courts to be built at Grove

first_imgA sod-turning ceremony was held on Monday to commence construction of the Diamond-Grove Magistrates’ Courts, an edifice that would be built in the compound of the Golden Grove Police Station on the East Bank of Demerara. Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Madam Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; acting Chief Justice Madam Justice Roxane George; Justice of Appeal Arif Bulkan; other magistrates, as well as Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan were all present at the occasion. Giving brief remarks, the acting Chief Justice noted that although the ceremony was a simple one, it was quite significant. She said theThe proposed design of the Diamond-Grove Magistrates’ Courts buildingnew court will be constructed to serve the Diamond-Grove community, which has seen significant growth within the last few years. “We have thought it fit to establish another court to serve this community, as we seek to ensure access to justice throughout our country,” Justice George highlighted. It emerged that this idea was introduced by former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, who was cognizant of the fact that the entire East Bank Demerara (EBD) area, from Agricola to Timehri, was served by only the Providence Magistrate’s Court. With increased housing along this area, the Providence Magistrate’s Court has become incapable of accommodating the number of cases which arise. As such, Justice Carl Singh had thought it best to have another court established to assist in this regard. The new court’s building, which is budgeted at approximately $132 million, will house two courtrooms, a library, two magistrates’ courts, two magistrates’ chambers, a complete registry, two offices, a holding cell and a break room; and will be equipped with an elevator. At the ceremony, a tree was planted as a representation of the growth of the justice system, and primarily the court system. Past episodes of inclement weather had occasioned some delays in commencing the construction of this building. However, the authorities are hoping that its construction will commence in the upcoming dry season.last_img read more

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AFC-REO rift causes suspension of Region 2 RDC

first_imgThe Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council was once again suspended after the Regional Executive Officer (REO) refused to apologise to Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor Naitram for shouting at him at the last meeting.When the monthly statutory meeting was held on Tuesday, the REO, Rupert Hopkinson was once again asked to apologise to Naitram. However, the REO said that while he regretted his action, he did not see any reason for an apology. The REO told Naitram on Tuesday that even at Parliament there was heckling and he did not see his action of shouting to be offensive.However, Naitram called for a suspension of the sitting until the REO, who was also the clerk of the RDC, showed respect and apologise. The RDC Chairman called for a vote and all except one Councillor voted in favour of the suspension. The RDC is now suspended until the next sitting.last_img read more

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3 other witnesses testify in Co-op Crescent murder PI

first_imgThree other witnesses took to the stand on Thursday as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the alleged murder of 55-year-old Lindener Leroy Barron continued at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Murdered: Leroy BarronThe matter is being heard before Magistrate Wanda Fortune.Engineer Rawle Watson, former Police Corporal Omyanna Layne, and clothes vendor Romain Haynes all testified.Travis Hazel, also called “Fifty”, of Lot 24 Silvercity, Wismar, Linden, is on trial for the September 15, 2018 alleged murder of Leroy Barron. He is being represented by Counsel Stanley Moore, while Police Prosecutor Venetta Pindar is representing the state.At commencement of the PI on Tuesday, five witnesses testified, including brother of the deceased, Kevin Barron, former ambulance attendant Fiona Mingo, Police Corporal Tyrone Van Hearsel, and Police Constables Alex Sancharie and Devon Greene.The witnesses were all questioned in relation to their involvement in the alleged incident, with Mingo being the first to testify.It is alleged that on the day in question, while at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, Linden, Hazel inflicted injuries upon the deceased during an altercation, and those injuries resulted in his death.Murder accused: Travis HazelInitial investigations had revealed that there was an argument between Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the MackenzieMarket, and the defendant, during which the the defendant allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and handed the now deceased a severe beating, before fleeing the scene. The deceased reportedly received several lashes to the head.He was later taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in an unconscious state, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.A post mortem (PME) examination later gave the cause of death as brain hemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the head. The matter will be heard again on April 24.last_img read more

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Tuesday morning truck fire

first_imgPhoto:  This truck caught fire in the Safeway parking lot Tuesday – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caFire Chief Fred Burrows has confirmed a truck fire on Tuesday morning in Fort St. John. Chief Burrows says the incident began when the truck’s owner used his command-start to fire up his truck, parked in the Safeway parking lot on 100th St. While in a conversation, the man noticed smoke rising from the hood of his older-model Dodge Pickup. By the time he was able to shut-off his truck, the fire was already well-established. Chief Burrows says the use of the command-start system began the chain of events leading to the fire, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the auto-starter actually caused the fire. He says the damage was extensive enough, it will be hard to determine what the specific cause was.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Yaya Toure sent off in China for lashing out after 10 seconds

first_imgAfter a review by the video assistant referee (VAR), the referee showed the 36-year-old Toure a red card with less than two minutes on the clock.His Qingdao side, who had already been promoted to the top-tier Chinese Super League, lost 2-1 but were still crowned champions.It could be an ignominious end at Qingdao for Toure, who told AFP last week that he intends to move on in the new year.But he has no intention of retiring and said that he wants to play until he is 40.0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yaya Toure sent off in China for lashing out after 10 secondsSHANGHAI, China, Nov 2 – Yaya Toure was sent off after kicking an opponent just 10 seconds into Qingdao Huanghai’s celebratory final match of the China League One season on Saturday.The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder lashed out as Qingdao went on the attack from kick-off at home to Nantong Zhiyun.last_img read more

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