Perfect Neighbour lands GG Stakes

first_imgPERFECT NEIGHBOUR again proved himself one of the most consistent two-turn horses in training, swooping down on SUPERLUMINAL at the top of the straight and powering home in yesterday’s 10-furlong Governor General’s Stakes. Sent off as the even-money favourite with Omar Walker, the 2013 Jamaica Derby winner sat off the pace in the five-horse field while stablemate DYSFUNCTIONAL dragged HOUDINI’S MAGIC and SUPERLUMINAL off their bridles from the start. Racing alongside another stablemate, HOVER CRAFT, down the backstretch, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR made his move five furlongs out to race a clear fourth and went by HOUDINI’S MAGIC, approaching the three-furlong marker, to pounce on SUPERLUMINAL and DYSFUNCTIONAL coming off the home turn. Worn out from having to chase DYSFUNCTIONAL, SUPERLUMINAL surrendered without a fight as PERFECT NEIGHBOUR quickly hit the front and pulled away to win by a length and a half, posting 2:07.3 for the distance. Superfit DYSFUNCTIONAL rallied down along the rail inside the last half-furlong to overhaul SUPERLUMINAL, who was done in by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta’s tag team and weakened into third place. DaCosta and Walker teamed up to sweep the afternoon’s feature races after earlier landing the six-furlong Knutsford Park Cup with the filly MISS FORMALITY, who recovered from interference three furlongs out to win the non-winners-of-two event by three-quarter length from fast-finishing 16-1 outsider APOLLO BAY. DaCosta’s perennial pursuer in the trainers’ standings, Anthony Nunes, combined with Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas for a two-timer, ICE COLD and MIRABILIS, in the second and 10th races, respectively. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday.last_img read more

‘Vote! Love! Support PBA,’ among signs borne by ‘Spider-Man’

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s not my intention to hurt anyone. My message is about spreading love so why would I even go out there and hurt [June Mar]?”Felizarta, who was yet to be identified at that time, told league Commissioner Willie Marcial that he decided to make a statement “because it’s the elections.”He said that he had been doing stunts like this “since 2010” and that he is running a charity.“I think this is the only chance for us to get things right,” Felizarta explained in Filipino.Two more men were captured by venue security who were later identified as Flenn Lola and Rayahn Paredes.ADVERTISEMENT Paredes hit Lola under the assumption that the latter was in cahoots with Felizarta. All three were brought to QCPD’s Station 7 later that night.Fajardo, who was shaken after the collision, told reporters after the game that his jaw continued to hurt. Though he said that he won’t be pressing charges against Felizarta as “no one was seriously harmed.”Recovered from Felizarta were at least 10 neon-green signs. Some of them read “Peace for the Philippines,” “Vote! Love!” and “Support PBA.”Felizarta is expected to be detained until next week as his processing his case could start on Tuesday the earliest due to the weekend and the midterm elections set on Monday. Bocade also noted that it usually takes three days for cases to be raffled to a municipal court.Bocade said Felizarta could post bail. The amount, though, will be determined by a fiscal.“In our experience, minor offenses like this would set someone back by P2,000,” he told the Inquirer.Felizarta was eventually joined by his younger brother and cousin, who both asked not to be named. The pair said they had no prior knowledge of Felizarta’s plans to disrupt the game and stressed that he is different from the “Bicolanong Spiderman” whose charity work is documented in the internet.They said that they are considering on suing San Miguel’s Ronald Tubid, who in the Inquirer’s footage could be seen throwing a punch to the back of Felizarta’s head.The Inquirer tried to ask Felizarta for further comment to which he begged off from. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu MOST READcenter_img MANILA, Philippines—The costumed spectator who disrupted Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel and Magnolia on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum will be facing multiple charges, the Inquirer learned late Friday night.PSSG Oliver Bocade of Quezon City Police Department’s Station 7 said that 31-year-old Paolo Felizarta is facing charges on the grounds of unjust vexation, and alarm and scandal after entering the playing court which caused a fracas late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bocade, who is the case investigator, said that Felizarta, who was donning the costume of “Spider-Man” simply wanted to send across a message, which was “to be wise in this coming election.”Felizarta, who hails from Imus, Cavite, streaked onto the court at the 3:06 mark of the final period, bearing a sign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe ran into Beermen center Fajardo and collided with Christian Standhardinger before he was eventually caught by members of the Araneta’s security and was dragged into the coliseum tunnel where he was unmasked and asked about his objective.“I just want us to love each other. That’s it,” Felizarta told reporters in Filipino. “I couldn’t clearly see through the mask. I’m sorry. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books At the buzzer! View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Clarence Cooper Promises to Promote Male Models

first_imgAfter being awarded the prize “Mr Universal Ambassador – Africa,” Clarence Success Cooper has promised to engage government and other stakeholders to develop a program that will empower upcoming and talented male models.The Mr Universal Ambassador pageant ran from November 3-13 in Indonesia and featured events like pool hunk modeling competition and sport competition, for which Clarence was the overall winner.During the final, the judges selected the Liberian representative as one of the winners. The Liberian representative at the pageant was the only person to finish among the top five in all major preliminary competitions.“I’m going to work with relevant authorities to design strategies that will support upcoming models in Liberia and encourage them to pursue there dreams of becoming a world class model,” he said.Though he did not state when this consultation work with the relevant government ministries will begin, he, however, said such a plan will make the dream of many male models become a reality by enabling them to represent Liberia on the international stage. “I entered the competition with the motivation to win, and by grace I did not disappoint my county. I’m proud that Liberia came out victorious,” added Cooper.“I will do all I can to make sure that the Liberian government and its people promote male pageants like it is done with their female counterparts.”Clarence extended his heartfelt thank to all Liberians who voted from around the world, and especially to all those that contributed to making his trip to Indonesia a reality.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Conduct of NA Hospital CEO “unacceptable”

first_img… “let the doctor make a report to the Police Station” – Health MinisterBy Ramona LuthiAfter it was brought to light that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Amsterdam Hospital, Berbice has allegedly been physically abusive towards a doctor of the facility, Health Minister, Dr George Norton has advised that the doctor report the matter to Police.“I would advise the doctor to report the matter to the police station, as I would hope that anybody that is abused does. Let him make a report at the station. If the doctor wants, he can address the letter to me and I would investigate. I have no problem with that. We cannot uphold anyone abusing others. It’s totally unacceptable,” Dr Norton said.Public Health Minister, Dr George NortonRegion Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Health Committee Chairman Haseef Yusuf, in a letter published in Guyana Times on April 14, 2016, stated that the New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice has ‘’a matador who intends to ensure that everyone, from administrators to doctors to nurses is not spared of his vicious onslaught’’.  He indicated that the CEO of the medical facility has been using the health institution as a coliseum to target the employees.According to the letter, there have been several complaints issued against the CEO who is reportedly not only verbally abusive, but, of late, physically abusive. He has allegedly said that the facility belonged to him, in the midst of heaving his insults at patients, employees and sundry in a boisterous tone.It was explained that on April 6, 2016, Dr S Alli, who was attending to three patients in the Emergency Unit during the afternoon session, went to the laboratory to uplift lab results for one of the patients. He was then approached by the CEO who reportedly “boorishly” enquired about his business in the room. When Dr Alli stated his reason for being in the lab, the executive hurled abuse at him and took him to the Medical Superintendent. After the issue was heard, the Medical Superintendent explained to the CEO that it was not peculiar for the doctors to collect lab reports in emergency cases. The CEO, not satisfied, stormed out of the office with Dr Alli behind him. The doctor then enquired from the CEO if he had any problem with him, and this reportedly further angered the executive, who allegedly pushed Dr Alli against the wall and waved his fingers in the doctor’s face, before asking if he wanted to know what the problem was.Dr Alli immediately made a verbal report to the Medical Superintendent who advised him to submit a written complaint to her.Yusuf also posited that a formal complaint was made by Dr Alli to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on April 22, during the Ministry of the Presidency Outreach Programme at State House in New Amsterdam. The Minister assured him that the matter would be dealt with accordingly.Yusuf further stated that it was at the said outreach that Alli met with him and relayed the incident, accompanied by many medical staff of the Hospital who felt strongly about the matter and empathised with him since they were recipients of verbal abuse from the CEO, but had not spoken out in fear of victimisation.A complaint was also made by Dr Alli to the Director of Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens, who advised him to send his complaint in writing.In his letter, Yusuf said that he was “calling for a Commission of Inquiry to be held for this incident”.last_img read more

Aruba Airlines accused of overbooking flights

first_img… just weeks after commencing operations in Guyana… passengers stranded at CJIAOver the past week, hundreds of passengers have been seen flocking the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, with hopes of making it on to their flight out of Guyana. This is as Aruba Airlines, just weeks after commencing operations in Guyana has been accused of overbooking flights, forcing passengers to rely on a “first come, first serve” system.Following the inaugural landing of the airliner in Guyana, local franchise holder Captain Gerald Gouveia indicated that the carrier will be serving between GuyanaScores of passengers flock the CJIA on Friday, uncertain as to whether or not they will make the flight out of Guyanaand Cuba, flying three times a week. This is with the use of an Embraer ERJ 145, which has the capacity of carrying about 150 passengers at a time.However, despite operating with a small aircraft, the airline is said to book an excessive number of passengers, making it impossible to transport the full list in one flight. As a result, they have been faced with a constantly growing backlog which has resulted in travellers either forcing their way onto the flights or being turned away at the airport. Earlier this year, Cuban passengers were faced with a similar debacle as the aircraft attached to the Easy Sky’s fleet was grounded, following similar reports of Honduran-based airline overbooking as well as overloading their flights.While disgruntle travellers have pinpointed Aruba Airlines as the most recent culprits for overbooking and uncertainty in travel, there is no official confirmation as to whether or not the newly inducted domestic carrier is truly the reason passengers are being left stranded at the CJIA.last_img read more

Global-warming rules get started

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a slate of new emissions rules for the semiconductor, trucking and port industries – measures designed to kick-start the state’s compliance with its greenhouse-gas reduction law. The new rules, which would go into effect in 2010, are among the first steps the state plans to take under Assembly Bill 32, the far-reaching global warming legislation that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed last year. The measures released Thursday by the state Air Resources Board represent just a sliver of the overall reductions needed to reach the law’s greenhouse gas targets – a roughly 25 percent reduction by 2020 – but environmentalists nonetheless said the proposals represent a solid step forward. “This is just the start. We’re going to need a whole package of reductions to get there,” said Devra Wang, who works on energy issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Nichols said a number of other regulations are under consideration but not ready to be formally proposed. The far more daunting challenge of the global warming law will be slashing emissions from cars and power plants – the two biggest sources of greenhouse gases. mzapler@mercurynews.com (916) 441-4603.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reaction from some of the targeted industries was muted. That may be partly because details were scant. State regulators released only one-line summaries of the rules they are mulling. One proposal would require the semiconductor industry to cut emissions of carbon dioxide-rich PFCs, or perfluorocarbons. But many semiconductor firms have already significantly reduced their use of the ingredient, said Margaret Bruce of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which represents high-tech companies. Other ideas the resources board said it plans to pursue would require trucks and trailers to be retrofitted so they are more aerodynamic, and docked ships would be allowed to shut off auxiliary engines by plugging into shoreside electrical outlets. Another proposal would require auto technicians to check tire pressure, which can affect gas mileage, when they do oil changes or other maintenance. “Each of these measures is relatively small,” Mary Nichols, the resources board chairwoman, said. But they could add up to significant reductions in greenhouse gases. last_img read more

ANGELS-RED SOX NOTEBOOK Guerrero to play in pain in Game 3

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“Everything came back normal,” Manager Mike Scioscia said of Guerrero’s X-rays. “He was in (Saturday) morning for treatment and definitely looks like he will will be able to play (today). We’ll see if this thing keeps moving in the right direction. It’s a little stiff, but knowing Vlad, he’ll come in and be ready to go.” Where Guerrero plays today is another question. Friday’s game was Guerrero’s first in right field in a month. He had been plagued with inflammation in his right triceps that affected him when he threw so he had been relegated to designated hitter duties since Sept. 11 when he came back from a four-day absence. “It’s on his left side, so it shouldn’t affect his throwing,” Scioscia said. “The only thing we would want to make sure and check (today) is his ability to have the range with his left arm in the outfield to make plays. ” As important as Guerrero is to the Angels lineup, he has a pattern of struggling in the playoffs. That pattern has continued into the first two games of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. With two hits in this series, both singles, Guerrero is now batting .270 in his career in ALDS play, but is batting just .193 in his career in the postseason, a low mark that is the result of his 1-for-20 performance in the 2005 AL Championship Series. Rodriguez goes off the rails Just when Francisco Rodriguez was starting to get back on a track, his worst moment of the season showed up when Manny Ramirez hit his game-winning home run in Game 2. Rodriguez had allowed just one run in his last nine innings of the regular season, a run that began after he blew his sixth save of the season Sept. 7 against the Cleveland Indians. “He went through a little rough stretch in the second half but he was getting his saves,” Scioscia said. “His last four or five outings he had been throwing extremely well. He just didn’t quite get the ball where he wanted to against Manny and that was it.” Schilling giddy after Game 2 Today’s Red Sox starter Curt Schilling, who flew ahead of the team Friday night along with teammate Josh Beckett, arrived at the team hotel in Anaheim just as Ramirez launched his game-winner. “We literally stepped out of the car in front of the hotel and looked into the hotel bar and my phone said `Manny put the ball in play,”‘ Schilling said. “I looked at the TV and Manny had his hands up. “We walked into the bar where there were a bunch of Angels fans and I was acting like a 2-year-old. I was just screaming. I don’t think they were all that excited. So it was a pretty wild night.” Schilling said their plane was delayed taking off Friday evening, and they weren’t able to get game updates after J.D. Drew put Boston ahead, 2-0, in the first inning. Pedroia should take the field Red Sox second baseman and leadoff hitter Dustin Pedroia, who jammed his left shoulder in Friday’s game while trying to make a diving stop on a Kendry Morales single in the second inning, is expected to play today. “He’s fine,” Manager Terry Francona said Saturday. “It’s not something that will get in the way of him playing, which is great from our standpoint. I think we all expected him to be a little more tender than he was.” Pedroia grimaced in pain after diving for a grounder in the second inning of Game 2. But the rookie remained in the game and got his first postseason hit with a fifth-inning double. After a long flight to the West Coast, Pedroia took part in Saturday’s optional workout and said he felt fine. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER Vladimir Guerrero will play in pain today after X-rays on his left shoulder Saturday revealed nothing more than a contusion. Guerrero was hit by a Manny Delcarmen pitch in the seventh inning of Friday’s game and came out an inning later. The pitch hit Guerrero in the back of the shoulder. last_img

Woman’s body found two weeks after death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE – Deputies responding to a La Canada Flintridge home discovered an elderly man living with his 84-year-old wife who had died about two weeks ago, authorities said Friday. The man, who was not identified, “just didn’t want to let go of his wife,” said Deputy Tania Plunkett of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called in for a routine welfare check Thursday at the couple’s home in the 4200 block of Hempstead Road. The woman, identified as Laura McDonald, died of natural causes in her bed, where deputies discovered her.last_img read more

‘I can still play in the Premier League’, says Wayne Rooney

first_imgHe helped them achieve a huge turnaround, scoring 12 goals and supplying seven assists in 20 appearances for the club as United narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs.Rooney’s efforts saw him get named a finalist for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.Speaking to CNN, Rooney said he never doubted himself and believes he still has what it takes to play Premier League football. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED 1 He said: “If I’m being honest, quality wise I can still play in the Premier League.“I know that, I’ve always been a confident person, so I have high expectations of myself.“I came here expecting to do well, I think there was a surprise from people who had their opinions which is fair enough but I never doubted myself.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Rooney almost guided United to a play-off spot after arriving with the club near the bottom of the league BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Wayne Rooney claims he still possesses the quality to play in the Premier League after proving some of his critics wrong with how well he has done in the USA.The former Manchester United and Everton captain left the Premier League to join MLS side DC United in June 2018. huge blow ADVICE MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

Tilbury man charged for allegedly threatening to blow man’s head off

first_imgA 74-year-old Tilbury man was charged with uttering threats to cause bodily harm after allegedly telling a cyclist he would blow his head off with a shotgun during an argument Saturday. The brief argument started after the two men biked past each other on Park Lane is Tilbury.The threatened cyclist called Chatham-Kent police, who found the man at his residence and arrested him. He was released with a July court date.Two break and enters in ChathamSuspects allegedly stole cash from a garden shack at a Keil Drive South business in Chatham after entering some time overnight between Friday and Saturday.Chatham-Kent police are investigating, and anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Corey Aitken at coreya@chatham-kent.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).During another break and enter Friday evening, suspects allegedly pried open the back door of an Edgar Street residence in Chatham and took a large number of DVDs, PlayStation 4 games and cash.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Josh Filkweert at joshua@chatham-kent.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).Two females facing assault chargesA women was allegedly confronted and punched in the face by two women while walking through an event in Tecumseh Park in Chatham around 7 p.m. on Saturday.The woman was not injured. The two accused women fled the area after the confrontation, but Chatham-Kent police found both women later that night.The 20-year-old female and 16-year-old youth were charged with assault and released with an August court date.Man arrested on outstanding warrantsA 33-year-old man was arrested for a warrant regarding fraud, possession of stolen property and fraudulent use of credit card in relation to a March fraud investigation by Chatham-Kent police.A patrolling officer arrested the man on Sunday around 4:30 a.m. on Queen Street in Chatham. The man was in custody pending a bail hearing.last_img read more