first_imgHEADSTRONG MO FORZA TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 QATAR TWILIGHT DERBY BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY MILLER, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.18 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2019)–Rank early but composed thereafter, trainer Peter Miller’s longshot Mo Forza went from maiden winner on Sept. 29 to a Grade II stakes winner on Saturday, as he took Santa Anita’s $200,000 Twilight Derby under Joel Rosario by 1 ¾ lengths. On a picture perfect late morning in Arcadia, the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:46.18.Breaking from the far outside in a field of 11 sophomores, Mo Forza was rank as he came up to challenge pacesetter Kingly in the run to the Club House turn, but Rosario got him to settle into a tracking second position in the run up the backside and he overtook Kingly a furlong out to draw off in impressive fashion.“I just told Joel to get a position,” said Miller.  “There were one or two speeds, just sit behind the speed. The pace was a little slower than I thought, but he was loaded the whole way. The horse was throwing his head, but then Joel got him to settle.”One mile maiden turf winner in his sixth start here on Sept. 29, Mo Forza, a bay colt by Uncle Mo out of the Unusual Heat mare Inflamed, was off at 18-1 and paid $39.60, $17.60 and $8.00.Bred in Kentucky by (retired trainer) Barry and Diane Abrams’ Bardy Farm, Mo Forza picked up $120,000 for the win, hiking his earnings to $199,460.“He was a little rank leaving the gate, but I had him in-hand,” said Rosario, who was aboard for the first time today. “He was pulling, but not that bad. He relaxed really well on the first turn and settled into racing. This was a special win for me, since it was Barry Abrams. When I came down from Northern California, it was Barry who gave me my first opportunity and I won for him.”Irish-bred Succeedandsurpass was extra game late, outrunning Neptune’s Storm by a neck. Ridden by John Velazquez, Succeeedandsurpass was off at 7-1 and paid $8.20 and $4.60.Neptune’s Storm, who sat third the entire trip, was off as the 3-1 favorite with Ricardo Santana, Jr. and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.54, 47.32, 1:11.16 and 1:34.84.last_img read more

Bolt’s record will stay in the books – Ozil

first_imgThe World Championships in Beijing are starting in a couple of weeks. What is your favourite track and field event? “The sprints fascinate me the most, not just the event itself, but also the stars lining up at the start line.” So what is your 100m PB? “The last time I ran a timed 100m was probably back at school,” he laughs. “In training we normally focus on 40m sprints, but now that you mention it, I’d be intrigued to see how fast I could run a 100m these days.” Well, there’s only one way to find out. We’re more than happy to arrange a race. Who is your favourite track and field athlete? “I have to admit I haven’t got a favourite athlete as such, but it always makes me happy to see an athlete like Robert Harting winning awards such as Athlete of the Year in Germany. It shows how popular the sport is.” What do you think of Usain Bolt’s 100m 9.58 world record? “The time will always be synonymous with his name unless he manages to go even faster, of course. To me that is what every sports person’s goal should be: to have their performance remembered. “I believe his 9.58 will stand in the record books for quite a while until at some point in the very distant future that one-in-a-million guy will come along and beat it.” How important is running in your physical preparation? “Running obviously plays a vital part in my daily training routine more so in pre-season than during the season. It improves your stamina, you can recover quicker between two sprints, and you’re less likely to suffer from injury. “We have a lot of technically equally strong clubs in the Premier League, so it’s always beneficial to have that extra bit of horsepower in the final minutes to rely on.”last_img read more

Monreal in contract talks with Arsenal

first_imgThe 32-year-old has made 165 Premier League appearances for Arsenal since joining from Malaga in 2013.“At the moment we are talking with the club. I’ve always said I am really happy, I feel very happy playing for Arsenal,” he told the London Evening Standard.“I came six years ago. I have a good relationship with them.“We are in contact in any moment so don’t worry about that. I am happy here. That is the most important thing.”Monreal has been a useful member of an Arsenal defence that new boss Unai Emery hopes to strengthen after their error-strewn displays in the final years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.In the latter stages of his career, Monreal is keen to be a big part of Emery’s rebuilding process.“My idea is to play in football until my body says, ‘Nacho, so sorry but that’s the end’. But I think it is far away,” Monreal said.“I hope so. You never know because your body, sometimes you start with some problems, some injuries and you can’t continue giving 100 per cent.“But at the moment I feel good so I am not thinking of my retirement.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal is in talks over a new contract © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Nacho Monreal has opened talks with Arsenal over a new contract with the Premier League club.Monreal has one year left on his present deal and the Gunners are willing to extend the Spain defender’s stay at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Chetwynd Police recover stolen vehicle

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash East of Chetwynd on Hwy 97 S. On Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 5:05 AM.According to the RCMP, when the police arrived, the driver of the vehicle had left the scene. After a thorough investigation police discover that the vehicle involved had been reported stolen out of Mackenzie BC.With help from members of the community, Chetwynd RCMP was able to track down the driver of the vehicle. The driver, who is well known to police, is a prolific offender from Prince George, the Peace Laird Area and into Alberta.- Advertisement -The suspect remains in police custody, pending a future court date and could face charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Break and Enter Tools, and leaving the scene of an accident.The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information on this matter to call the Chetwynd RCMP at 250 778 9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477last_img read more


first_imgA Ramelton woman is launching a unique appeal to help people less well-off than herself.Myrtle Doherty is launching her annual appeal for nappies, clothes, toiletries and medication for the Vesnova orphanage in Belarus.This collection is done on behalf of the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group who do fantastic work in the Belarus. There are more than 170 children in this orphanage and conditions are not ideal by any means but have improved considerably with the help of lots of volunteers and groups.Some of the goods gathered by Myrtle during last year’s collection.Last year the group sent 20,000 nappies and a large consignment of clothes, shoes, toiletries, toys, play equipment and vital medications from Donegal.If anyone would like to donate to this appeal, please call Myrtle on 0876825387 or 0749151671.  RAMELTON WOMAN LAUNCHES APPEAL TO HELP ORPHANAGE was last modified: March 11th, 2015 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:aidcollectiondonegalMyrtle DohertyRameltonlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin in Donegal will decide next week if it will run three candidates in the new five-seat Donegal constituency at the next election.Cora Harvey could bring Sinn Fein a third seat in Donegal.Former Mayor of Donegal Cora Harvey is being tipped to stand as the third candidate alongside sitting TDs Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochalinn.Political insiders say the Ballybofey woman has a real chance of taking a third seat for the party if she stands. Pearse Doherty, the party’s finance spokesman, said party workers had been researching the possibility of running a third candidate.Mr Mac Lochlainn is based in Inishowen and Mr Doherty is based in Gaoth Dobhair in the west of the county.However, the party struggles for support in Letterkenny and it believes that a candidate from Finn Valley has the potential to win votes across east and mid-Donegal.“Our research on the ground tells us that we have scope to take a third seat,” said Mr Doherty.“I would be the first to admit that it is a strategy not without risk, particularly for myself and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, but we would be fairly confident that with proper vote management success can be achieved.“We have formed a committee to look at suitable candidates and will meet in a week or two to discuss it.”Ms Harvey announced that she was quitting politics in October 2013 and didn’t run for the county council last year. She cited family and work commitments as her reasons for standing down, but continues to work for the party.However, party sources say that only a politician with her popularity is likely to succeed in the three-candidate strategy.“Cora would be the ideal candidate because she worked so hard as a councillor in the Finn Valley and she is extremely popular with voters,” said one colleague.SINN FEIN CONSIDER A THIRD CANDIDATE WITH HARVEY THE FIRM FAVOURITE was last modified: September 1st, 2015 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)last_img read more

Costa Rica v Serbia: Preview, team news, kick-off time and live commentary

first_imgWhen is Costa Rica v Serbia?This match will take place on Sunday, June 17.It will kick-off at 1pm.The Samara Arena will host the showdown.How can I listen live?CLICK HERE to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal who plays? 2 gameday cracker silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? BEST OF Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic Savic will be monitored by a number of clubs at the World Cup latest How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted center_img Keylor Navas is expected to start between the sticks for Costa Rica Costa Rica will start their World Cup campaign with a match against Serbia.The two sides, who will also face Brazil and Switzerland in the group stages, will go head-to-head at Samara Arena. RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade NEW ERA revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Most Read in Football Who are the key players?Few players will draw more attention from scouts this summer than Serbian superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The dynamic midfielder has been linked with Real Madrid Manchester United.It is easy to forget Milinkovic-Savic, born in Spain, has only two caps for Serbia, as comparisons of his playing style with past greats, ranging from Zinedine Zidane to Yaya Toure, flood in. His 12 Serie A goals in 2017/18 led all midfielders, but were not quite enough to secure Champions League football for Biancocelesti.Keylor Navas made his name at the last World Cup, and he has gone from strength to strength since then, joining Real Madrid and helping them win numerous trophies, including three European Cups in a row.What is the team news?Costa Rica: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Calvo, Gamboa, Borges, Ruiz, Guzman, Venegas, UrenaSerbia: Stojkovic, Tosic, Ivanovic, Kolarov, Milenkovic, Milivojevic, Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Matic, Ljajic, MitrovictalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionslast_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh with baby Zoe: Pic Joanne GillenDONEGAL footballer Rory Kavanagh is the proudest dad in the county – after his wife Kathryn gave birth to beautiful baby Zoe.The St Eunan’s club man is seen here beaming with pride with the new arrival.And what a beautiful little girl she is….in the arms of proud Auntie Alma.,PROUD DAD RORY KAVANAGH SHOWS OFF HIS NEW-BORN DAUGHTER ZOE was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2,Share 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),baby daughterDonegal GAARory KavanaghSt EunansZoelast_img read more

Johannesburg’s eco-mobility festival has mixed results

first_imgSome people were pleased with the enforced use of public transport over the month-long EcoMobility World Festival in Sandton. For others it meant traffic jams and loss of income. But the general sentiment was that it was a good idea and got people thinking. The Sandton CBD has been closed to cars for the duration of the month-long EcoMobility World Festival, which ran through October. (Image: South African Tourism) • Sandton goes car-free for a month • Frank and honest: the Women On Sex web series • The SABR provides breast milk to babies in need • Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level • South Africa’s women in politics Ray MaotaThe Sandton CBD has been closed to cars for the duration of the month-long EcoMobility World Festival, which ran through October.People were encouraged to use public transport, cycle and walk. This had both positive and negative effects on people; others were indifferent to it.The eco-mobility festival had clear links with Johannesburg’s long-term growth and development strategy, Joburg 2040. The blueprint envisions the metro as a smart city, which is an environmentally friendly city created out of a combination of concepts and technologies. These include the enhancement of energy efficiency, and water and waste management, coupled with the conservation of resources.“The festival will demonstrate to the world that an eco-mobile future is possible and that public transport, walking and cycling can be accessible, safe and attractive,” Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau said at its launch.“We want to close off certain streets in Sandton, our second largest CBD, to car traffic and instead use these lanes for public transport, walking, cycling and other forms of eco-mobility during the entire Transport Month.”The people have spokenIn the heart of the Sandton CBD, Mack Ndlhovu, a driver for Mzansi Cabs, had harsh words for EcoMobility month.“This has been a bad month for me,” he said. “The frequency of my clients has decreased because of this. I think they are staying away from Sandton. I grew up cycling everywhere and I think you can’t force people to do such; it has to be their choice.”Traffic had been worse than usual during the month, Ndlhovu said. Also, that the city spent so much money on this while students had no money for fees saddened him.Jerri Mokgofe, a well-known blogger and photographer, was less critical. “I haven’t been negatively or positively affected by it,” Mokgofe said. “I still think it would have had a better impact if people were schooled on its effects before it was introduced.“Another thing is, I think we are too quick to adopt international, American, European things when we are not ready in terms of infrastructure.”Humphrey Letsapa, who works at Sandton City, the shopping mall in the heart of the district, said: “For me it has improved the time I spent in a taxi because of the separate lanes for public transport so it has been a good month.“It has also helped us a lot in terms of alternatives to motorised transport. It is also good for the environment and I’m all for it in the future.”Another metred taxi driver, Vukani Gasa, said the month had been very problematic. “Metre taxis are also public transport but they have been taking our cars out of the dedicated public transport lanes.” Gasa drives for Gautrain Metre Taxis.“This has had a negative impact on the business with the street closures because I end up taking an hour going to a place it usually takes 10 to 15 minutes. I still charge a base price but it takes longer for me and it’s not viable.”Louis Tshakaone, a young entrepreneur, said: “It hasn’t done much of a difference in terms of traffic when using the car but when I used buses or tuk-tuks it was a breeze to move around Sandton.“I think people need to be educated on the positives of using non-motorised vehicles or public transport and this will work. For now I still believe this was thrown at us and more work (was) needed on educating the society on its benefits.”It seems the people of Sandton are open to new ways of getting around, but their common gripe has been infrastructure that will get them to comfortably leave their cars.last_img read more