The Turf, the richest grass race of the weekend, also features Ulysses, trained in England by Sir Michael Stoute. Other notable international stars in the Breeders’ Cup include: • Aidan O’Brien’s Seventh Heaven in the $2 million Fillies & Mares Turf today. The 3-year-old has already captured the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks this season. The race also includes Japanese mare Nuovo Record, a career winner of just under $5 million. • Mongolian returning to defend his title in today’s $1 million Turf Sprint. The first Breeders’ Cup winner owned and trained by Mongolians was greeted in last year’s winner’s circle by a large group decked out in colourful native garb. ARCADIA, Calif. (AP): The Breeders’ Cup is a family affair for the O’Briens from Ireland. Horse racing’s international festival, the Breeders’ Cup features 13 season-ending championships worth a combined $28.5 million over yesterday and today at Santa Anita. Once again, many of the best runners in the world will assemble for the prize money and the prestige of taking home a trophy. Not surprisingly, the foreign contingent is led by Aidan O’Brien who brought 12 horses from his Ballydoyle training centre in Ireland. O’Brien is the leading international trainer in the Breeder’s Cup with 10 wins, ranking third overall. O’Brien’s horses have earned a collective $17.2 million in the series. O’Brien also brought along son Joseph, a former Breeder’s Cup winning jockey, now following in his father’s footsteps as a trainer. Joseph O’Brien rode St. Nicholas Abbey to victory in the 2011 Turf for his father. Now O’Brien, 23, could make history as the youngest trainer of a Breeders’ Cup winner if Intricately takes the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf. Joseph O’Brien retired from the saddle this summer after a losing battle to maintain riding weight. “The last few months I was riding became quite hard weight-wise. I don’t really miss it (the riding) and I love training now,” O’Brien said. Joseph O’Brien will have brother Donnacha aboard Intricately, a 6-1 shot who most recently captured the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. Joseph’s biggest obstacle could be his father. Aiden O’Brien saddles two runners in the race: Roly Poly, the 4-1 choice and Hydrangea at 6-1. The star of Aidan O’Brien’s Breeders’ Cup crew is Found, the brilliant 4-year-old filly who returns to defend her title against the boys in the $4 million Turf. She rallied from far back to win last year over a rain-softened course at Keeneland. Conditions should be firm this weekend in sunny Southern California. As if Found wasn’t enough firepower, O’Brien will also send out Highland Reel, the Arc runner-up. Trained in England
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFour fancied squads coming off losses return to action on Friday, with one of those teams eager to get back on track after losing to the PBA Philippine Cup cellar dweller last week.“We’ve gotten over that,” Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia told the Inquirer over the phone after coming off “the best practice I’ve had with this team,” as the Elasto Painters slug it out with NLEX and their former coach at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We need to run against their bigs,” Garcia said.Kiefer Ravena, NLEX’s super rookie, will be coming into another game where most defensive guns will be trained on him.Garcia has the tools to throw at the 6-foot Ravena, who erupted for 31 points against Magnolia and is being groomed by Yeng Guiao to be more of a team player.Barangay Ginebra, meanwhile, comes into its 7 p.m. clash with Phoenix Petroleum seeking to put an end to a two-game slide even with cornerstone Greg Slaughter listed as doubtful for the second straight game.The 7-foot Slaughter sat out a 97-83 loss to Alaska last Sunday because of a reported hamstring pull, and if he is still injured, that levels things up a bit against the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Phoenix has one of the league’s deadliest guns in Matthew Wright and has taken a defensive mentality ever since Louie Alas took over as coach at the start of the season.The Fuel Masters are also longing to have a dominant big man with Alas saying that they are “2 to 3 blue-chip players away” from contending with the league’s elite teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We were too overconfident against KIA,” he said of the 98-94 loss, which almost made the Painters the butt of league jokes after losing to the team that got blown away by its last three foes by an average of more than 35 points. “I just told my players that those things happen and asked them na huwag na maulit.”The Road Warriors, of all the teams playing, have the longest losing streak at three and, in Garcia’s view, are the favorites in the 4:30 p.m. contest.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 folk“They’re a bigger team than us, and if we can’t run, we will be in trouble,” Garcia said of NLEX, which opened up with two straight wins but has tumbled ever since. “Their lineup is superior (than ours) and we’re also hoping that they have an off night.”NLEX, fresh from a 109-98 setback to tournament leader San Miguel Beer, will actually be coming off one of its worthiest performances where it pushed the powerhouse Beermen to the limit. LATEST STORIES Ababa, Paez fire 68, grab Pradera lead Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments
Residents in New Georgia on Somalia Drive Road have alleged that some unknown individuals are poisoning wells and hand pumps “to kill [them] in the name of Ebola.”Mr. Franklin Friday, who spoke to the Daily Observer, reported that at about 4 a.m. Monday, August 4, they saw two gigantic individuals (unknown), armed with guns, using a medical syringe and attempting to drop a liquid substance into the well that is being used by thousands of homes in the area.As a result, Mr. Friday noted that people in the community are afraid, because he said many people are dying from these deadly acts and claiming that it is “Ebola.”According to him, after noticing the unusual acts by these individuals, they immediately contacted their lawmaker (Rep. Saah Joseph) to look in the matter.When Rep. Joseph arrived, he brought along with him some officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and instructed them to lock the well and contact other relevant government agencies to conduct testing on these wells. If proven to be contaminated, the community will launch a serious investigation into the matter.Also speaking, Buston Kolliegbo, who resides in the area, said that the Ebola issues have become so alarming that the whole nation has been affected economically and socially. There is a complete breakdown of citizens’ health care because of the different ways in which the problem is being tackled.“Nobody is having exact information as to the diagnosis and everybody is confused. So the [well poisoning] incident that happened yesterday at the [New Georgia] junction is a wakeup call on the government, especially the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), to test the water in every well,” Kolliegbo suggested. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents (Apostille Convention), proposes a more efficient and effective means of certifying public documents that have to be sent overseas.This is according to Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law Dr Christophe Bernasconi, whilst presenting the provisions of the Apostille Convention and e-App Programme to participants of the Hague Conference at the Pegasus hotel. The three-day, Hague Convention Conference on International Family Law, Legal Co-operation and Commerce ended on Friday.Dr Bernasconi added that the Apostille Convention is not widely utilised in the Caribbean region as such the focus of efforts should be on ensuring that it becomes a reality.“The idea is that the competent authority either gets it in electronic form or scans the paper and issue electronically, and then the public document can easily be sent abroad…If you have an electronic document, you want to be in a position to issue electronic Apostille for scanned documents,” Dr. Bernasconi explained.Public documents, according to the Convention, are those which emanate from an authority or official connected with a court or tribunal of the State and includes documents issued by an administrative, constitutional or ecclesiastical Court of tribunal (a public prosecutor, a clerk or a process-server). The main examples of public documents for which Apostilles are issued in practice include birth, marriage and death certificates; extracts from commercial and other registers; patents; court rulings; notarial acts and notarial attestations of signatures; and academic diplomas issued by public intuitions.Dr Bernasconi believes that it’s just a matter of time before Apostilles are issued in electronic form due to the significant convenience that they offer. Columbia for example, he cited, issues approximately 6000 electronic Apostilles per day. He therefore urged countries which were not yet parties to the Convention to sign onto it in order to access the benefits.Asked whether a significant legislative agenda has to be put in place to get to the point of electronic Apostilles, Dr Bernasconi said that States would first have to ask the basic questions then based on the response, make positive steps to remedy shortcomings.“States would have to ask the basic question, if electronic documents are recognised as valid documents…that’s the basics all jurisdictions go through before electronic Apostilles are in place…the next level deals with the question whether scanned documents are treated as original documents…where the response is no, amendments must be made to necessary legislations to ensure scanned documents are treated as originals,” Dr. Bernasconi explained.He added that under the Convention an Apostille issued by one contracting state has to be recognised in the other. According to the Convention, the only effect of an Apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted and where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not relate to the content of the underlying document itself.To monitor the Convention’s practical operation, Special Commission meetings are convened by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference.
The extent of damage is minimal and Chief Burrows says there are no reported injuries. “Fortunately it wasn’t a big grain elevator fire,” says Chief Burrows. “There was no dust explosion involved or nothing like that, so as far as a fire in a grain elevator goes, it was fairly easy to deal with for us.”Chief Burrows adds, “At the point that we were at, it was just a large smouldering fire. There wasn’t an open flame per se; it was just a lot of smoke coming out of the floor.”The fire was caused by overheated mechanical equipment, and was noticed when employees were loading grain cars on the rail track, according to Burrows.- Advertisement -“It looks like there were overheated bearings that caused grain material to start to burn.”Firefighters were called at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday March 9, 2015.It took an hour and a half for the 16 firefighters on scene to extinguish the blaze, according to Burrows.Advertisement
The supporting trio of Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria could reunite in Russia but they have disappointed together before, when all were younger and arriving in better form.Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala, one of the game’s most exciting young forwards, faces a fight for inclusion after being left off Sampaoli’s latest list, and Mauro Icardi is expected to find his 26 goals for Inter Milan this season insufficient to make the squad.Argentina may have to continue their search at the Wanda Metropolitano without their key component as Messi has been struggling with pain in his hamstring and adductor.He trained on Sunday but is unlikely to be risked.“Spain already has its team and knows how it will play at the World Cup,” Sampaoli said. “We have to find that certainty.”But for Spain and Julen Lopetegui, there is also uncertainty in the final third where it is less a question of too many choices but too few as Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas all jostle for the lead striker role.Costa was the clear favourite after starting five of Spain’s opening six World Cup qualifiers but his fall-out with Chelsea, that led to five months stewing in Brazil, prompted Lopetegui into a rethink.“The coach was always very clear with me,” Costa said on Friday.“He told me: ‘If you do not play, you cannot come’. But he also told me that when I played again, if I did it right, I had the doors open.”In the last seven games, four of them qualifiers, Costa is yet to start while Morata has been picked twice and Moreno three times.It would seem too late now for Aspas but, unlike Morata, he is in the current squad and has the benefit of form, having hit 16 goals for Celta Vigo in La Liga this season, more than any other Spanish player.Costa, however, is back playing for Atletico Madrid, which makes him the likeliest choice when Spain open up against Portugal on June 15, while Morata still has three months to spark a revival.“Morata still has a lot of possibilities to go to the World Cup,” Lopetegui said last week.But it is Moreno who has momentum, on the back of two consecutive starts and a sharp finish in the draw against Germany on Friday, which means he now has three goals in five international matches.“It has been a great night both individually and collectively,” Moreno said after his goal against Germany. “The next squad is the most important and everything will depend on what happens from here to the end of the season.”There is still time, but the selection against Argentina will be instructive given they represent Spain’s last elite test, with Tunisia and Switzerland their final friendlies in June.Lopetegui has now overseen 17 matches without defeat and a bold performance against the world champions has increased the sense his team are ready to challenge.Victory over Argentina, regardless of who he picks up front, would swell that confidence further.“These games are important to know what we will find later in the World Cup,” captain Sergio Ramos said. “We have our feet on the ground and we know there is much to improve. You can never be complacent, only convinced of what you do, and we are. We are on the right way.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi attends a training session in Madrid on March 25, 2018 ahead of an international friendly football match between Spain and Argentina © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Mar 26 – Two of the World Cup’s leading contenders will meet in Madrid on Tuesday but neither Spain nor Argentina have yet settled on a forward line for this summer.For Argentina and Jorge Sampaoli the question is who best to stir Lionel Messi, with the two-time winners again boasting an embarrassment of riches up front, while showing little indication they know how to deploy them.
1 Manchester United were forced to battle back from a goal down to beat Preston North End 3-1 and seal a quarter-final clash with Premier League rivals Arsenal.The dogged League One hosts frustrated the Red Devils throughout a cagey first-half in which the top flight side failed to land a shot on target.Deepdale was in fine voice throughout the tie, the first meeting between the sides since 1972, and the famous stadium erupted when the Lillywhites took a surprise lead through Scott Laird’s deflected strike minutes into the second-half.They were good value for their lead, with centre-back pairing Tom Clarke and Paul Huntington having the game of their lives with crucial blocks to deny the likes of Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini.But the home supporters were silenced when Ander Herrera drew United level with a neat swivelled finish in the box, and their dreams of progressing to the last eight were smashed when Fellaini volleyed in on 72 minutes and Rooney scored from the spot to complete the comeback.There was nothing to separate the sides at the half-time break following a tightly contested opening 45 minutes.Di Maria went close but failed to test goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann with a swerving shot, while Preston more than once had their dogged defence to thank, with superbly timed diving challenges from John Welsh and Bailey Wright twice denying Rooney a goal-scoring chance in the box.Joe Garner was a big threat and it was he who first went close for the hosts, though he didn’t connect with his long-range effort at all well, as David de Gea easily gathered.Fans had barely had enough time to return to their seats for the second-half before Preston then grabbed a shock lead, Laird seeing his low shot deflected off Antonio Valencia and under the diving De Gea before trickling in the back of the net.Desperate for his side not to join the graveyard of Premier League sides knocked out by lower league position in this season’s competition, Louis van Gaal wasted little time in making a much-needed change.On came Ashley Young, replacing the very quiet and ineffective Radamel Falcao, who surely must be running out of chances to prove himself for the Red Devils, and the England winger was instantly involved in the equaliser.Feeding the ball from the right to find Herrera, the Spaniard exhibited master touch to control the ball and slot a neat finish in off the post.The hosts weren’t happy about the goal as they argued Rooney, in an offside position, had obstructed Stuckmann’s view, but referee Phil Dowd waved away their claims and the goal stood.And United were soon in front with a second goal in seven minutes, Fellaini seeing his initial power header well saved by Stuckmann before firing in at an angle at the second attempt.More controversy came Rooney’s way when he won a penalty after seeming to have been brought down in the area by Stuckmann, though replays showed the contact from the goalkeeper was minimal, if any at all.Nevertheless, the skipper hammered in from the spot to seal their progression against the spirited Lillywhites, despite another largely unconvincing and disjointed performance from Van Gaal’s men. Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring against Preston North End
0Shares0000Marcelo and Sergio Ramos are at the forefront of Real Madrid’s Champions League celebrations in the Spanish capital © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid’s players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.Elated fans cheered and waved club scarves as an open-top bus carrying the squad and the trophy made its way to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles. Some children sat on the shoulders of their parents to get a better look as the bus went by.The giant white bus was emblazoned with the phrase “Campeones 13” and the club’s crest to mark their record-extending 13th European Cup success.Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players waved and filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.Ramos took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club’s scarf and flag as the crowd cheered.He and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo then held up the trophy over their heads as white confetti rained down and the Queen anthem “We are the Champions” blared out from loudspeakers.“I had to be here and celebrate this win with them,” Ivan Gonzalez, a 23-year-old student who wore a pink Cristiano Ronaldo jersey and a Real Madrid scarf wrapped around his neck, told AFP at the plaza.– ‘Pride and ambition’ –The bus then made its way to Real’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium where a celebration with fireworks will later be held.Roughly 80,000 people packed the stadium on Saturday night to watch Real’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool on eight giant screens.The crowd erupted in delight at the final whistle, breaking out in familiar chants of “Campeones, campeones”.Earlier on Sunday at a reception at the headquarters of the Madrid regional government, Ramos joked that winning the Champions League was “turning into a routine”.Zinedine Zidane joined Bob Paisley and Carlo Ancelotti as the only coaches to lift three European Cup titles © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMEL“In the difficult moments, when people doubted us, this team showed it has pride and ambition, that it does not get tired of winning,” he added.“I think this is the key of this success, along with having a great coach.”Real’s “decimotercera,” or 13th title in the competition, moved them six clear of second-placed AC Milan in the all-time honours list, after lifting the trophy for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons.Former French international Zidane also became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League crowns, despite having spent less than three years at the helm.– ‘Legendary team’ –The squad also stopped by Madrid city hall where they presented mayor Manuela Carmena with a jersey with the number 13 on the back that was signed by the players.Carmena, who attended the match in Kiev, said Real had won thanks to the “magisterial leadership of its manager and the synergy of all its players”.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a die-hard Real fan, sent a telegram to the club’s president, Florentino Perez, to congratulate the team for their victory, which he said had “revalidated” the club’s “continental leadership”.“Thank you for this sporting show that filled all sports lovers with emotion and pride, and for once again taking Spain’s name to the highest levels of world sport,” he added in the telegram, his office said in a statement.Cristiano Ronaldo shared a few words with the tens of thousands of Real fans who turned out to celebrate a record 13th European Cup © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZORajoy had planned to watch the match in person in Kiev but he cancelled the trip at the last minute after the main opposition Socialist party filed a no-confidence motion against his government in parliament.Real’s victory made the front page of all main Spanish newspapers on Sunday.“Madrid dominates Europe with a legendary team,” headlined top-selling daily El Pais below a photo of Ramos holding up the Champions League trophy surrounded by the rest of his teammates.“An eternal Real Madrid,” wrote rival daily El Mundo while conservative daily ABC headlined: “A Real Madrid of legend”.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Manchester United still want to sign a striker and defender this summer and have targeted South American pair Edinson Cavani and Nicolas Otamendi.The Red Devils have also not given up hope of signing Sergio Ramos, although David De Gea’s links to Real Madrid appear to have cooled, meaning the Spaniard may stay the season at Old Trafford and then leave on a free next summer.There’s an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, along with Barcelona star Pedro’s possible switch to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Liverpool both interested.And find out whether Stoke’s move for Champions League winner Xherdan Shaqiri is dead in the water….Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Edinson Cavani is Manchester United’s ‘prime target’ to replace Robin van Persie, talkSPORT toldStephan El Shaarawy opts for Monaco move despite reported interest from Arsenal and LiverpoolMarseille reject Newcastle bid for attacking midfielderReports – Manchester City in talks over ‘former Manchester United winger’Newcastle weigh up move for Sampdoria strikerPSG to swoop for ex-Chelsea midfielder if they miss out on Manchester United flopNorwich blasted after pulling plug on deal for La Liga strikerVictor Valdes’ agent rules out Manchester United departureRoma make approach for Manchester United defender RafaelReports – Lazio close in on Liverpool flopSunderland close to completing £12million deal for Netherlands international Jeremain LensCrystal Palace starlet targets loan move to aid development
A CO Donegal artist has been commissioned to produce a sculpture of one of Co Derry’s most famous historical figures.Burt man Maurice Harron will unveil his sculpture of Finvola O’Cathain in Dungiven later this month.Folklore says Finvola, the young and beautiful daughter of Dermot, the chieftain of the O’Cathains, fell in love with Aengus McDonnell of the McDonnell Clan from the western isles of Scotland more than 700 years ago. Dermot consented to the marriage on the condition that on his daughter’s death, she would be brought back to Dungiven for burial.When she did die, Aengus would not return her body.On Benbradagh Mountain, Finvola’s two brothers heard a piercing wail and recognising the call of the banshee, Grainne Rua, knew that a member of their clan had died.The brothers set sail for Islay, where they recovered Finvola’s body and brought her home to Dungiven, setting the banshee’s cry to rest. Artist Maurice, pictured above with a previous work, said: “Finvola, a princess of the O’Cathain clan, is famous for her great beauty.“She united western Scotland and north-eastern Ireland through her marriage to Angus MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles.“In the larger than life size sculpture, she will be seen dancing, whirling in a dynamic movement and is in the act of playing the harp.“The design is informed by history and musical heritage. It is also a reference to the Bardic Harp School commemorated in the ‘Harper’s Walk’ path, close to the Priory.”Mr Harron worked with six local schools and community groups to create a ceramic wall panel, which is now on display inside Dungiven library. The collection extends across the main internal wall in the form of the flowing River Roe.“We held a series of active workshops and the children each made a ceramic tile, inspired by their locality and heritage,” said Mr Harron.Maurice’s works are on display all over the world – including his Hands Across the Divide work in Derry and Red Hugh in Roscommon.DONEGAL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE LEGEND IN NEW SCULPTURE was last modified: January 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BURTdonegalDONEGAL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE LEGEND IN NEW SCULPTUREmaurice harron