ILLUMINANT SITS CLOSE TO SLOW PACE AND WINS GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES BY A LENGTH OVER HEAVILY FAVORED WEKEELA; PRAT & MCCARTHY TEAM TO WIN GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.34

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2016)–Ridden by Flavien Prat, Illuminant sat close to a slow pace and easily repelled a late challenge from heavily favored Wekeela to win Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes by one length. Trained by Michael McCarthy and owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Illuminant overtook pacesetter Fanticola approaching the eighth pole en route to a final clocking of 1:48.34 for a mile and one eighth on turf.“First of all, all the credit has to go to this man, Michael McCarthy,” said Aron Wellman, on behalf of his Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. “This filly is high maintenance and he’s done a great job. She ran her heart out last time at Keeneland (when third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles turf Jenny Wiley Stakes, behind Tepin and Wekeela).“Winning big races like this at Santa Anita and other tracks around the country is what it’s all about. Without our partners, we wouldn’t be able to do this.”A 4-year-old Pennsylvania-bred filly by Quality Road, Illuminant was a 4 ½ length winner two starts back in a one mile turf allowance at Santa Anita and was trying a mile and one eighth for the first time in the Gamely. The 5-1 second choice in a field of eight fillies and mares three and up, she paid $12.40, $5.00 and $3.40.“Yes, I expected to be that close to the pace,” said Prat. “Fanticola was the only speed in the race, so I knew I needed to be right there. My filly has speed too, so I knew it would be ok. I think she improved off her (last race). The turf is a bit softer here and that’s maybe better for her, especially going a mile and an eighth.“Here at Santa Anita I feel it’s better if you’re closer to the lead. At Keeneland, it’s a bigger turf course and when you come from off the pace there, it’s easier. We work every day to win a race like this, so I’ll really enjoy it and have to thank Michael McCarthy and all the connections.”Her fourth win from 11 starts, the Gamely represents Illuminant’s first added money victory. With the winner’s take of $180,000, she increased her earnings to $367,650.“It’s pretty exciting to win a race like this,” said McCarthy, a longtime assistant to Todd Pletcher. “I thought she would run well today. She’s a very honest filly, tries hard and I thought the mile and an eighth would be right up her alley…I didn’t give Flavien a whole lot of instructions before the race. I didn’t think he needed it.”Mid-pack at the half way point, French-bred Wekeela, who came to Southern California with rave notices due to the fact she was second, beaten five lengths at Keeneland by the highly regarded Tepin in her U.S. debut, moved boldly around the far turn, wheeling three-wide turning for home, but appeared second best on the day with Javier Castellano in to ride for trainer Chad Brown.“We had a perfect trip and were in a good position the whole way,” said Castellano, America’s Eclipse Award Champion Jockey the past three years. “The pace was slow (24.00, 48.04, 1:12.31 and 1:36.36), but we were right behind the winner turning for home and that filly never stopped.”Off at 4-5, Wekeela finished three quarters of a length in front of Elektrum and paid $2.60 and $2.40.Last early, Irish-bred Elektrum kept to her task while wide-out in deep stretch and outran Keri Belle by a head for third under Victor Espinoza. Off at 8-1, Elektrum paid $3.80 to show.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday. The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m.last_img read more

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Sheehy Completes Men’s Tennis Player, Student-Athlete of the Year Sweep

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy is the 2019 Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The senior from Arlington, Texas, boasts a 3.78 GPA in accounting and financial management and adds to his trophy case after taking home Southland Conference Player of the Year honors earlier this spring. Sheehy swept his conference counterparts in the regular season en route to first-team all-league honors and went 3-1 in doubles play. He will represent the Southland at the NCAA Singles Championship May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Carlos Paton Canal* So. Lamar Puertollano, Spain General Business 3.20 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyohei Yamanaka rounds out the first team and teammates William Mottet and Carlos Pedrosa were voted to the second team. Abilene Christian matches the Islanders with three all-academic nods, including second-team selection Sebastian Langdon. Incarnate Word student-athletes Caleb Dyer and Sebastian Mortier accompany one another on the second team. First Team Kyohei Yamanaka* So. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Chiba, Japan Kinesiology 3.74 Josh Sheehy^*2 Sr. Abilene Christian Arlington, Texas Accounting and Financial Management 3.78 William Mottet Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Gargenville, France Business Management 3.49 Johannes Klein* Jr. New Orleans Witterschlich, Germany Accounting/Finance 3.94 Lamar general business majors Carlos Paton Canal and Nico Mayr earned first-team and second-team honors, respectively. Nicolas Kramer*3 Sr. New Orleans Hassfurt, Germany Accounting/Finance 4.00 Second Teamcenter_img Caleb Dyer Sr. Incarnate Word Lechlade, England Communication Arts 3.03 The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.2019 Southland Men’s Tennis All-Academic TeamsStudent-Athlete of the Year: Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian Sebastian Langdon Sr. Abilene Christian Grapevine, Texas Accounting and Financial Management 3.55 Cole Lawson*2 Sr. Abilene Christian Spring, Texas Nursing 3.61 This marks the second all-academic selection for both Sheehy and teammate Cole Lawson, also a first-team honoree. New Orleans’ Nicolas Kramer, an accounting and finance major with the lone 4.0 GPA, makes his third-straight appearance on the top squad along with fellow Privateer and accounting/finance major Johannes Klein. Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Nico Mayr So. Lamar Limburgerhof, Germany General Business 3.73 Sebastian Mortier3 Sr. Incarnate Word Hanau, Germany Biology 3.47 The All-Academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were named to the All-Conference First Team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Carlos Pedrosa3 Sr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sevilla, Spain Mechanical Engineering 3.88 ^Student-Athlete of the Year*-Automatic Selection2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selectionlast_img read more

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MANDATORY PAYOUT DUE TOMORROW IN SANTA ANITA’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; PROJECTED POOL OF MORE THAN $10 MILLION EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR GRABS

first_imgMANDATORY PAYOUT DUE TOMORROW IN SANTA ANITA’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; PROJECTED POOL OF MORE THAN $10 MILLION EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR GRABSSPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD ON SATURDAY IS AT 12 NOONARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2019)–With an anticipated total live money pool of more than $10 million up for grabs, there will be a mandatory payout on the line in Saturday’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot at Santa Anita.  With a 10-race card on tap, the Rainbow Six will begin with race five, which has an anticipated post time of 2:23 p.m. PT.The popular Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, which has remained unsolved through 22 racing days, beginning Dec. 26, has generated a total live money Jackpot carryover of $1,592,209 into Saturday and track officials project that even with possible late scratches due to expected rain, the total mandatory payout Jackpot pool should exceed the $10 million mark.With $334,541 in “new” money wagered today, the total live money Jackpot pool reached $1,850,158. There were 29 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $6,266.25.Derby prospects will go postward in race six, the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, and older horses will be center stage in the ninth race, the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles.Special early first post time tomorrow is at 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For additional information please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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No. 1 Duke, Zion Williamson figuring out what’s next after knee injury

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake.And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying RJ Barrett matched a season best with 33 points, and teammate Cameron Reddish had a season-high 27 — but the rest of the team combined for just 12 points.“I hope he’s going to be OK,” Barrett said of Williamson. “We don’t really know where things are right now.”Apparently, neither does Williamson. And now, a month after the freshman star swatted away questions about the prudence of risking injury by playing — Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen had suggested he’d be better off shutting it down for the year — that debate is sure to be reignited.Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who played in college at Louisville, said on Twitter that “something has to change” in the wake of the injury.“Again let’s remember all the money that went into this game…. and these players get none of it…. and now Zion gets hurt,” he tweeted.Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe from the heel to the toes along the outside edge, with Williamson’s foot coming all the way through the large gap.He walked off with a slight limp, but under his own power, before heading to the locker room with no shoes on his feet.Nike said in a statement that it was “concerned” and wished Williamson a speedy recovery. It said it was “working to identify the issue.”Obama — who watched the game from a baseline seat near the Duke bench — said on Twitter that Williamson “seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.”So are the Blue Devils. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s fiercest rivalry, one that helped turn a widely anticipated matchup — in front of yet another crowd of celebrities, this one including Spike Lee and former President Barack Obama — into a blowout.As his Nike shoe blew out, Williamson sprained his right knee on the first possession of what became top-ranked Duke’s 88-72 loss to No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the aftermath of that loss, coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t ready to look ahead. He was still trying to process just how quickly everything deflated after the injury.“I’d rather not talk about what we’re going to do,” Krzyzewski said. “I’d rather talk about what just happened. Because we’re going to figure out what we’re going to do. So I don’t have that answer.” Krzyzewski says Williamson’s knee is stable and the sprain is mild, but doesn’t know how much time his star freshman will miss.He doesn’t have much time to find a replacement for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-leading scorer and its most dynamic playmaker.The Blue Devils (23-3, 11-2) play Saturday night at Syracuse — which already knows how to beat a Duke team after it loses a key freshman to injury. The Orange beat No. 1 Duke last month in overtime after point guard Tre Jones injured a shoulder.Williamson averages 22.4 points, but his impact goes well beyond scoring. He also grabs 9.2 rebounds and has blocked nearly two shots per game.In his absence, North Carolina simply dominated the paint, outscoring the Blue Devils 62-28 there while also building a 46-41 rebounding advantage. The Tar Heels shot 51 percent — 57 percent in the second half — despite 2-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Van Gundy on All-Star Game: Eliminate itlast_img read more

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No Chairs at Bassa High School

first_imgBassa High School, the only government public high school in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, is in dire need of chairs to accommodate students, the school administration has said. The lack of chairs with writing support and other facilities at the school is reportedly hindering the learning process of students, especially the ninth and twelfth graders, who are preparing to sit this year’s annual exams administered by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).The Vice Principal for Administration, George Gaybueh, made the disclosure recently in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer newspaper.Gaybueh said the County Education Officer recently donated over 100 plastic chairs to the school. However, he said the number of chairs provided cannot accommodate the influx of students, adding “besides, they need arm-chairs to make writing easy.”He said the lack of adequate seating capacity is not only posing a serious setback for the students, but also for the teachers, who often find it difficult to control students that have to stand and take notes and do other schoolwork. The VP is therefore appealing to the county leadership, the Ministry of Education and persons of goodwill to assist the school with armchairs.At the present, the Bassa High School has an enrolment of 1800 students for both the morning and afternoon sessions.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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GTI student fined for sharing nude images of classmate

first_imgA Government Technical Institute (GTI) student was on Friday fined $80,000 for leaking nude images of a classmate.Coreen Fifi admitted to the offence when she appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly, who read the charge which stated that that she leaked nude images of the young woman sometime last month.According to Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, both Fifi and the Virtual Complainant (VC) are members of a GTI WhatsApp group, which includes members of the school.On the day in question, the defendant reportedly leaked a video of the VC in the nude to the said WhatsApp group.The matter was reported to the Police and Fifi was arrested and charged.When questioned by Magistrate Daly as to why she committed the act, the accused denied knowing that the video she shared was of such nature. She was nonetheless fined $80,000.last_img read more

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Wanted man shoots Police rank

first_imgWearing a bulletproof vest on patrol proved to be a life saver for an officer within B Division (Berbice) who narrowly escaped death after a wanted man took away his service gun and discharge several rounds at him. The incident occurred sometime around 15:15h on Thursday at New Market Street, Rose Hall, Corentyne, Berbice. According to police reports, Constable 20060 Randy Claxton and another rank were on anti-crime patrol on motorcycles at New Market Street, when they saw suspect Keno Thomas, who is wanted for questioning in pending investigations into an armed robbery.During efforts to arrest him, the suspect resisted and struck Constable Claxton to his face with a beer bottle. Thomas then took away Claxton’s service firearm and discharged several rounds at him while was fleeing with the firearm. Constable Claxton, who was luckily wearing a bulletproof vest, was hit to his back but did not sustain any injury.Nevertheless, he was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was treated for the injuries to his face and sent away.Meanwhile, police conducted searches in the community during which three men and a woman were arrested.Further information led investigators to recovering the Police Force’s .38 revolver.last_img read more

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Huskies edge Beaverlodge

first_imgHuskies outscore Beaverlodge. The Fort St. John Huskies downed the Beaverlodge Blades 8-7 Saturday in Northwest Junior Hockey League action at the North Peace Rec. Centre. Daniel Pappin scored twice to lead the Huskies attack.- Advertisement –last_img

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The Vancouver Sun: Provincial auditor general displeased with oil, gas incentives

first_imgCarol Bellringer highlighted financial incentives designed to encourage the production of oil and gas when she released her 2013 – 2014 summary of B.C.’s financial statements yesterday.She said these numbers “tell an interesting story.”“When these producers claim their incentive credits, that money will be deducted from the royalties that they owe, thereby reducing the amount of money government will generate,” Bellringer said in an interview with the Vancouver Sun.- Advertisement -She also took issue with government accounting methods, arguing that last year, because of the “inappropriate deferral” of federal transfer payments and university endowments for such things as capital projects, the government’s books should have shown an extra $232 million in revenue.The Sun is also reporting the provincial comptroller general disagreed with the auditor over the transfer payments, saying the government marked some of that revenue as a liability for an important reason.Stuart Newton says, “Those contributions have been recorded as a liability rather than revenue when received, because it best represents the ongoing obligation of the recipient to deliver the service to taxpayers for the useful life of the asset.”Advertisement Read the entire Vancouver Sun article here.With files from The Vancouver Sunlast_img read more

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Charlie Lake mother takes part in ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ while undergoing cancer treatment

first_imgAccording to Cancer B.C., one in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.For more information, and to donate, you can visit Toews’ personal page on the Cancer Foundation’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Charlie Lake resident, Erica Toews, is conquering cancer while dealing with her own cancer diagnosis as part of the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’.The 31-year-old mother of four is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour that she had surgically removed in October 2018.In a release, Toews says she signed up for ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ to honour her cousin who recently passed away from cancer at the age of 27.- Advertisement -“I created this team to honour my cousin Ryan Schmidt who recently lost his battle with cancer- he was only 27-years-old, newly married and left behind a beautiful daughter who will never truly know her father.”Toews has completed her last round of radiation and will continue to take chemo pills five times a month for the next year.In the meantime throughout the month of May, during her busy schedule of raising four boys, she will ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ and help raise funds for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.Advertisementlast_img read more

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