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Perfect Neighbour romps PM Stakes

first_img SMOOTH SAILING The 2013 derby and St Leger winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, made amends for his near miss a year ago with an emphatic victory in the 52nd running of the Prime Minister’s Stakes grade-one feature over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a 6-5 favourite with title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, toting topweight of 57.0kg, won by five lengths from his highly fancied stable-companion, ALL CORRECT (9-5), with Paul ‘Country’ Francis in a field of six, erasing the memory of last year’s race when he was beaten a short head by COMMANDING CHIEF, with champion jockey Dane Nelson at his brilliant best. Yesterday, there was no such intrigue. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, drawn at post position one, raced prominently in third as MILITARY MOVE (11-1) led comfortably from ALL CORRECT turning into the backstretch. ALL CORRECT shot past MILITARY MOVE at the half mile, but PERFECT NEIGHBOUR soon went in chase on the outside and assumed the lead entering the straight. Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as the classy five-year-old horse by Natural Selection out of Desperatehousewives moved away from ALL CORRECT to win in the fairly good time of 2:06.3. This marked his first win from five starts this season, but according to DaCosta, he has had to be running him over sprint and middle distances due to a lack of suitable distance races for grade-one horses on the calendar. “Since winning the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over a mile and a half last Boxing Day, I was forced to run him in the Lady Geeta Trophy and Lotto Sprint Trophy just to keep him race fit. He ran over a more suitable trip at nine furlongs in the Viceroy Trophy on June 27, and although running well for second to stable companion Hover Craft, had to wait too long for a suitable race. “He will now have to wait for another two and a half months for the Governor General’s Stakes in mid-October (Heroes Day) before embarking on his major objective – the Superstakes – a month later,” explained the Hall of Fame trainer. “I was very encouraged by this performance, as he not only won in a good time, but carried the weight well,” said DaCosta, who is on course to win a record 15 trainers’ championship this year, which would surpass the legendary Philip Feanny with 14 titles. PERFECTNEIGHBOUR is owned by Alfred Lee and Jeffrey Mordecai.last_img read more

Fruits vendor slapped with robbery charge

first_imgA fruit vendor of Bourda Market was on Tuesday slapped with three charges ranging from robbery to resisting Police arrest and disorderly behaviour when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Fitzroy Gibson denied all three of the charges when they were read to him. The Police stated that on August 23, 2018, while in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets, Georgetown, Gibson stole $15,000 from Sabrina Pilgrim.The Police also contend that on the same day and time, and in the same vicinity, Gibson resisted Police arrest and behaved in a disorderly manner towards the lawmen.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the defendant and her husband were walking in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets when the accused pushed his hands into the woman’s purse and took out the money.After realising she was being robbed, the woman screamed for assistance and alerted a plainclothes Police rank. He attempted to arrest Gibson, but Gibson resisted arrest, resulting in the rank calling for back-up. Gibson was eventually arrested and charged.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan fined the man $10,000 for disorderly behaviour, and $5,000 for court costs. He was also ordered to compensate the virtual complainant.last_img read more

Fort St. John Fighters compete at World MMA Championships

first_imgTwo Fort St. John Athletes are in Las Vegas for the World Championships of Amateur MMA  this week.Dylan Lielke won his first fight on Tuesday beating his competitor from South Africa in the third round by a TKO.  Unfortunately in his second fight of the tournament Lielke lost to a competitor from Italy knocking him out of the event.Jamie Herrington won her first fight against a competitor from Sweden in the third round with a arm bar move.  Jamie will now move onto the semi-finals in her division. Her next fight will be Friday against a competitor from Germany.- Advertisement -Overall only seven amateur Canadian fighters will be attending, and two of which being Lielke, and Herrington.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, November 5

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are still debating whether to turn Colombia striker Radamel Falcao’s loan move into a permanent deal. The Red Devils could sign the 28-year-old, who has scored one goal in five matches since arriving from Monaco, for £46m in the summer. (The Sun)Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club are ready to pay midfielder Anderson £1.4m to terminate his contract if they are unable to find a new club for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January. (Daily Telegraph) Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, in January to help solve his defensive problems. (Daily Mirror) Southampton must pay more than their club-record £15m fee – spent on Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo in 2013 – if they want to sign Palermo’s 20-year-old forward Paulo Dybala. (Daily Star) West Ham fear defender Winston Reid, 26, may leave despite them preparing to offer him a new £23m contract. (The Sun)Unsettled Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, will join Queens Park Rangers in January as Harry Redknapp moves to sign the former Tottenham striker for the third time. (Daily Mail) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales… Exclusive – Balotelli has improved since Real Madrid horror show, claims McAteerExclusive – Returning defender will solve Man United’s defensive woes, vows YorkeExclusive – Sanchez and Welbeck forming ‘formidable’ partnership, claims former Arsenal hitmanExclusive – Major decisions are going against Crystal Palace, blasts boss Warnock Exclusive – O’Shea: Fletcher’s goals can keep Sunderland in the Premier LeagueMan City readying stunning contract offer to lure Dortmund aceXavi to snub Man City and United and see out career in Japan?Van Ginkel update: Agent confirms Chelsea may cancel loan deallast_img read more

Clinton says rivals `throwing mud’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The three-way confrontation at the beginning of a lengthy debate reduced the other Democratic presidential hopefuls on the debate stage to the uncomfortable role of spectator, yet it perfectly captured the race for the party’s nomination. Clinton leads in the nationwide polls, but recent surveys in Iowa show she is in a virtual dead heat with Obama and Edwards. For Richardson, Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the opening moments were frustrating – and they repeatedly tried to break in. “Oh, no, don’t make me speak,” Biden said in mock horror when moderator Wolf Blitzer called on him roughly 15 minutes into the proceedings. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who has campaigned in Nevada more than any other presidential hopeful, took verbal shots at Clinton and her two closest pursuers in the polls. “Let’s stop the mudslinging,” he said. LAS VEGAS – Under pressure in a feisty debate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused her closest rivals Thursday night of slinging mud “right out of the Republican playbook” and leveled her sharpest criticism of the campaign at their records. “What the American people are looking for right now is straight answers to tough questions, and that is not what we have seen from Senator Clinton on a host of issues,” said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a debate seven weeks before the first contest of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “There’s nothing personal about this,” said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who joined Obama in bluntly accusing Clinton of forever switching positions on Social Security, driver licenses for illegal immigrants and other issues. “The American people know where I stand,” said Clinton, turning aside the suggestion that she was seeking to hide her positions. Long an advocate of universal health care, she said Obama’s current proposal leaves millions uncovered and that Edwards did not support health care for all when he first ran for president in 2004. Yet Richardson, who has campaigned in Nevada more than any other presidential hopeful, took verbal shots at Clinton and her two closest pursuers in the polls. He said Edwards is engaging in class warfare, Obama was trying to start a generational war and Clinton, “with all due respect with her plan on Iraq doesn’t end the war. All I want to do is give peace a chance.” Richardson was in the minority when the candidates were asked whether human rights could ever trump national security. He said it could; Clinton said it could not, and Dodd said “obviously national security.” Obama challenged the question, saying “the concepts are not contradictory.” Clinton, her standing as the front-runner at risk, seemed intent on redeeming what even she conceded was a sub-par performance at the previous debate, turning aside criticism from her rivals and answering questions with practiced ease. Asked whether she was guilty of playing the “gender card” in her drive to become the first female president, she said she had not. “They’re not attacking me because I’m a woman. They’re attacking me because I’m ahead,” she said to loud applause. Obama was the first to challenge Clinton, saying it took two weeks to “get a clear answer” on whether she supports or opposes issuing driver licenses for illegal immigrants. “The same is true on Social Security,” he said. For the first time in a debate since the campaign began, Clinton swiftly answered in kind. “When it came time to step up and decide whether or not he would support universal health care coverage he chose not to do that,” she said of Obama. She added his plan would leave 15 million people without coverage – the population of Iowa and three other early voting states in the nominating campaign. Edwards was next to accuse Clinton of trying to have it both ways – with the war in Iraq, Social Security and defining the scope of President George W. Bush’s power to use military force against Iran. “She says she will bring change to Washington while she continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, that is corrupt,” added the former North Carolina senator. “I’ve just been personally attacked again,” Clinton broke in. “I don’t mind taking hits on my record on issues, but when somebody starts throwing mud at least we can hope it’s accurate and not right out of the Republican playbook.” The debate unfolded on a stage at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The focus on Clinton from the debate’s opening moments was hardly surprising. The senator herself has conceded she turned in a sub-par performance at the last debate, when she stumbled on a question about driver licenses for illegal immigrants.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

NoHo Art Gallery robbed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Artwork believed to be worth up to $1 million was taken from a gallery this morning in North Hollywood, police said. Two robbers entered the NoHo Art Gallery in the 5000 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 10:30 a.m., and roughed up the gallery worker before taking 15 oil paintings, according to television news reports. Information about the two suspects was unavailable. last_img read more

DDTV: RORY RELEASES CRAZIEST XMAS SINGLE YET – BALLAD OF MAD DOG COLL!

first_imgKILCAR singer Rory Gallagher – Rory & The Island – has released a new single for Christmas. And he even he admits it’s “the craziest Christmas single ever.”For it’s a ballad for Gaoth Dobhair born American mobster Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll.Coll led a life of crime in New York in the 1920s and 1930s before he was shot dead in a gang attack.Click to Play Or go to iTunes from this Sunday to downloadWould be great to make it No1 this Christmas! DDTV: RORY RELEASES CRAZIEST XMAS SINGLE YET – BALLAD OF MAD DOG COLL! was last modified: December 14th, 2012 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:DDTV: RORY RELEASES CRAZIEST XMAS SINGLE YET – BALLAD OF MAD DOG COLL!last_img read more

Top 20 clubs by number of different Premier League stadiums they’ve won games in

first_imgLiverpool’s Premier League win over West Ham United at the weekend cemented their place at the head of a very special list.By winning at the London Stadium, the Reds, an ever-present in the English top-flight since 1992, have now won at 52 stadiums in this time.It’s an incredible statistic and means they’re two stadiums ahead of their nearest rivals, who have only managed victory at 50.But how have your teams got on away from home? Click the right arrow above to find out which teams have won the most at different Premier League grounds… 5= Tottenham Hotspur have won at 46 different stadiums in the Premier League era 13= Leicester City have won at 32 different stadiums in the Premier League era 11. Southampton have won at 39 different stadiums in the Premier League era 15= Leeds United have won at 30 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 19. Fulham have won at 25 different stadiums in the Premier League era 12. Blackburn Rovers have won at 38 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20 20 20 8= West Ham United have won at 45 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 13= Sunderland have won at 32 different stadiums in the Premier League era 8= Everton have won at 45 different stadiums in the Premier League era 15= Bolton Wanderers have won at 30 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 15= Middlesbrough have won at 30 different stadiums in the Premier League era 5= Manchester City have won at 46 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20 20 1. Liverpool have won at 52 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 2= Manchester United have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier League era 15= Crystal Palace have won at 30 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20. West Bromwich Albion have won at 24 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 10. Newcastle United have won at 43 different stadiums in the Premier League era 2= Arsenal have won at 50 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20 4. Chelsea have won at 48 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20 5= Aston Villa have won at 46 different stadiums in the Premier League era 20 20 20last_img read more

Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan delights holiday-makers and locals in Donegal

first_imgACTOR Jamie Dornan swapped the Med for a sun-kissed holiday in Costa del Donegal – booking into a luxury hotel with his wife and two daughters.The ’50 Shades’ actor was joined by wife Amelia and children Dulcie (4) and Elva (2) at the Shandon Hotel & Spa which overlooks the spectacular Marble Hill beach on the Wild Atlantic Way.Temperatures in the area, just outside the popular upmarket resort of Dunfanaghy, topped 26C today. The family spent the morning at the beach before taking in the surroundings of Ards Forest Park nearby where Dulcie and Phoebe were able to play on the swings overlooking the beach there.He was also pictured with delighted staff from Lizzie’s Diner in Dunfanaghy.Shocked holiday-makers said the happy parents mingled with crowds at the upmarket Shandon including tourists from France, Denmark, Germany, Britain and the United States.The Shandon HotelThe children were also able to enjoy the hotel swimming pool – as well as stunning views from their family suite. “Jamie only had eyes for his two beautiful daughters and his wife. They seemed to be having a wonderful time,” said one guest.“Most people knew who he was but just left them alone to enjoy their holiday.“They couldn’t have picked a better week to do it either. It was warmer here (at Marble Hill) than it was in Malaga.“You can’t beat this place as a holiday destination and when the sun shines it’s even more spectacular.”Dornan (36), the star of TV hit The Fall, has spoken of slowing up his acting career to spend more time with his wife and daughters. He described being a dad of two girls as “the most magical thing in the world”.While he wants to continue working he added: “I’m also aware I’m a young father and I want to spend time with my girls so they come everywhere with me which we can afford to do before they start school.”During their staycation the family also travelled to Derry, stopping off for ‘street food’ at the trendy Pyke N Pommes stall alongside the River Foyle.Jamie is about to start filming a new three-part drama for BBC Northern Ireland.‘Death and Nightingales’ is set in Ireland in 1885 and is based on the 1992 hit novel of the same name by author Eugene McCabe.He will star alongside 21-year-old Dublin actress Ann Skelly who has previously appeared in Red Rock, Little Women and Rebellion. The BBC is hoping the new drama will follow the international success of The Fall which was shown in more than 50 countries around the world.Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan delights holiday-makers and locals in Donegal was last modified: June 10th, 2018 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:DunfanaghyFifty ShadesJamie DornanLizziesshandon hotellast_img read more

Latest: Motorcyclist confirmed dead following Inishowen crash

first_imgOne person has been killed following another tragic road smash on the Inishowen Peninsula.The man, who was in his50s, was killed after a head-on collision between a car and a motorbike just after 5.30pm.The crash happened at the townland of Castleforward, between Burnfoot and Buncrana. The tragedy occurred as tens of thousands of people flocked to Co Donegal for the Irish Open Golf Championship at Ballyliffin.The crash is the latest to claim another life on the peninsula which has been the scene of countless tragedies in recent years.The death brings to six the number of people who have lost their lives on Donegal’s roads so far this year.Today’s crash comes less than a month after a 14-year-old schoolboy was killed while driving a car on the Inishowen peninsula. Jamie Doherty died when the car he was driving down a laneway at Clar, between Moville and Redcastle, went out of control on June 8th.Gardai closed off the road on which the latest tragedy occurred.Forensic collision investigators arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the cause of the crash.The dead man is understood to be from County Derry.He was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital but was pronouced dead a short time later. Donegal County Council issued warnings to motorists coming from the Irish Open golf event to use alternative routes.Latest: Motorcyclist confirmed dead following Inishowen crash was last modified: July 6th, 2018 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