Nuclear Affair, Future King win Guineas classics

first_imgTHE 42nd running of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas – the season’s first classics over a mile – went according to the script at Caymanas Park yesterday.Victory went to the favourites NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING in the 1000 and 2000 Guineas races, respectively, both closing from well off the pace to win in contrasting fashion.In the 1000 Guineas for native bred three-year-old fillies, the Gary Subratie-trained NUCLEAR AFFAIR, with three-time champion Dane Nelson riding for popular owner Michros, circled the leaders GOLD MINER (35-1) and BIRD CATCHER (6-1), entering the straight and streaking away in a flash to win by resounding margin of 91/2 lengths in the good time of 1:39.2.The improving A THOUSAND STARS (18-1), with Robert Halledeen riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, stayed on well to pip Philip Feanny’s filly, SORRENTINO’S STAR (5-2), under leading all-time jockey Winston Griffiths by a neck for second in a field of 14.Unbeaten in three starts this season, NUCLEAR AFFAIR is now on course for the Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres on April 30 as, according to Subratie, ‘this should be a mere formality as she is leagues ahead of the other fillies at this stage”.TERRIFIC TURN OF FOOTContinuing, the second-generation trainer proclaimed: “In fact, she is so talented that she is as good as the top colts or even better, and given her terrific turn of foot, the classics is hers for the taking so long as she remains healthy.”Bred by Michael Bernard (Michros), NUCLEAR AFFAIR is a chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair. She has now won four races from seven starts.Later in the afternoon, the DaCosta-trained FUTURE KING, running as the 9-5 favourite in the 2000 Guineas for colts and geldings, stormed through on the inside from a furlong out, going by long-time leader CHACE THE GREAT (3-1) to win by 11/4 lengths from ORPHEUS (3-1), who closed strongly for second, with champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard.CHACE THE GREAT, the recent Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas Trial) winner, was another half a length away in third ahead of highly fancied BIGBADYKOOL (3-1), closing late for fourth.FUTURE KING, who beat NUCLEAR AFFAIR by a head over a mile when they last met in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Stakes last Boxing Day, recovered from a setback (hoof injury) over three weeks ago to provide jockey Halledeen and DaCosta with their second 2000 Guineas winner, following ALI BABA last year.DaCosta said: “It was a race against time to prepare him for the race due to the setback, but his class saw him through and I expect great things from him in the months ahead.”Owned by Alfred Lee and Jeffrey Mordecai and bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited, FUTURE KING is a dark bay colt by Natural Selection out of Millenium Princess.This was his third win from seven starts, but his time of 1:39.4 was slower than that of NUCLEAR AFFAIR, sparking a debate as to who is better.last_img read more

Big 5 shines on day one of Lakin tourney

first_imgThe opening round of the Charles Lakin Humboldt-Del Norte League Tournament was a good day for the Big 5 — Eureka High and Arcata to be exact — as the conference swept all four first-round games against its Little 4 opponents, Tuesday in Arcata.Baseball — Eureka 3 Ferndale 0Pitcher David Vagle produced a complete-game shutout win for the Eureka High baseball team as it blanked Ferndale 3-0 in the first-round of the Lakin Tournament, Tuesday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Vagle recorded eight …last_img read more

Chhattisgarh faked Maoist surrenders

first_imgIn what amounts to a rap on the knuckles of the Chhattisgarh government, the Home Ministry has asked it to ensure that only genuine Maoist cadre surrender before the police, and to avoid spiking the numbers through surrender of ‘fake Maoists.’This was conveyed to Chief Minister Raman Singh, who met Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier this month.As per the Home Ministry’s data, in the 10 Left-Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected States taken together, a total of 1,442 Maoists surrendered in 2016. Of this, 1,167 surrenders were from Chhattisgarh alone. The total number of surrenders there in 2015 had been 323.A screening committee found that more than 90% of the people who had surrendered did not conform to the definition of “Maoist cadre.” “As many applications were rejected, there was resentment in people who were assured monetary and other rehabilitation benefits. This can lead to another wave of discontent that could be tapped by Maoists,” said a senior government official.Till October 31 this year, 584 surrenders have taken place overall, as compared to 1,373 during the same period in 2016.The LWE-affected States and the Home Ministry have framed policies for surrender and rehabilitation of Maoist cadres who want to join the mainstream. A screening-cum-rehabilitation committee comprising officials of the State government and central armed police force (CAPF) officials examines the cases before enrolling them for the rehabilitation scheme.“During an assessment, it was found that most people who had surrendered were not active Maoist cadres. They had no cases registered against them or were not involved in any encounter,” said the official.Most of the surrenders in 2016 had taken place in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, which was under the operational control of the controversial Inspector General of Police S.R.P Kalluri. Mr. Kalluri was removed from Bastar following allegations of human rights violations.last_img read more

‘Don’t allow Brus returning after deadline’

first_imgA conglomerate of major civil society and students’ organisations in Mizoram has said that the Bru families who declined the rehabilitation package within the deadline of September 30 should not be allowed to return from refugee camps in Tripura.Only 45 of the 5,407 Bru families comprising 32,867 individuals returned home to Mizoram after the Ministry of Home Affairs signed a quadripartite agreement on July 3 with the governments of the two States involved and the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum representing the refugees.“A meeting of constituent NGOs on Tuesday resolved that the stubborn Bru families should not return to Mizoram after the expiry of the deadline. We have told the Centre and the Mizoram government to adhere to the agreement on July 3,” Vanlalruata, chairman of the NGO Coordination Committee, said.The committee reminded Lal Thanhawla’s Congress government of its promise to delete Bru voters living in Tripura camps from the electoral rolls of Mizoram. The Mizoram government had in August said Bru families not keen on returning would be struck off the voters’ list of the State.The committee has also appealed to all political parties not to field candidates from the Chakma community in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The majority Mizo community considers the Chakmas as well as the Brus non-indigenous and feels they do not have any political right to contest elections in the State.last_img read more

Karnataka State Agro Corn Products introduces slick packaging to push corn products

first_imgPopcorn princess Brit Ingrid EverallAs India’s largest producer of corn, Karnataka does not go beyond munching Kellogg’s cereals for breakfast and hot popcorn at the movies. Now did you know that? The state Government must have.For, at last week’s Maize Mela at Bangalore’s Kanteerva Stadium, the Karnataka State Agro Corn,Popcorn princess Brit Ingrid EverallAs India’s largest producer of corn, Karnataka does not go beyond munching Kellogg’s cereals for breakfast and hot popcorn at the movies. Now did you know that? The state Government must have.For, at last week’s Maize Mela at Bangalore’s Kanteerva Stadium, the Karnataka State Agro Corn Products introduced some slick packaging to push the crop: exotic maize biscuits, puffs, and soup powders.Also significant – not only because she was sporting earrings and bangles made of popcorn – was the presence of visiting Brit Ingrid Everall whose father Martin Jacoby, a Jewish refugee, is credited with importing popcorn from Canada and making popcorn machines a reality in India in 1955.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Kirsty Quince

first_imgIn the twenty-fourth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Kirsty Quince, speaks about how she got involved in Touch Football and what it means to her to be representing Australia at her first World Cup. Name: Kirsty QuinceNickname: QuincyAge: 19Affiliate: Brisbane CityOccupation: Physio StudentPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: Under 18’s 2009, Women’s Open World Cup 2011Career highlights so far: Australian Youth Teams 2009/2011 and making the NTL final in 2010How you got involved in Touch Football: I helped make up numbers at a training session for my older sister’s school team when I was seven, fell in love with it and been playing ever since. Favourite player: Sharyn Williams and Angela Barr.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means everything. It is something I have dreamed of since I was young and there is nothing better than playing for your country. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My Dad, Karley Banks, Greg Jones and Peter Bell. Favourite sporting moment: When the Australian Men’s inline speed skating team won the world championship in the relay against the perceived unbeatable Americans. Growing up watching the boys train with Dad and seeing how much blood, sweat and tears went into that one moment is something I will never forget.  What do you know about Scotland: Very beautiful. Any superstitions: None at all.Funniest Australian teammate: Sam Hammond.Favourite quote: “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Taking a road trip from Scotland to London visiting all the places along the way and then on to Paris. Looking forward to a day at Wimbledon and seeing a leg of the Tour de France. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With just over a month until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Kansas Basketball: Video: Kansas’ Perry Ellis Was Part Of An Awesome Pool Dunk

first_imgKansas' Perry Ellis throws down a Pool Dunk.Kansas’ Perry Ellis Pool DunkIf there’s one thing better than college basketball, it’s pool basketball. Perry Ellis is very, very good at pool basketball. Kansas’ star forward collaborated with a couple of friends to throw down an awesome pool dunk. Check it out: That’s a very solid 9/10 on the pool-dunk scale.last_img

Its the SecondBlingiest Finals Matchup in Modern NBA History

No matter how the NBA Finals plays out, by the end of this season fully half of the 16 finals since the breakup of the second three-peat Chicago Bulls in 1998 will have been won by the San Antonio Spurs or the Miami Heat. When these teams met in the 2013 finals, it marked the first time since the 1980s that both teams had multiple championships in their recent history. This year, both teams feature multiple players — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker for the Spurs; Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem for the Heat — with at least three rings (all from their present teams).How does this stack up with other finals in NBA history? Very well. Counting total rings owned by players on both squads when entering their series, this is the second-blingiest matchup in the post-merger era (counting championships back to 1963, 10-ring minimum):Amazingly, the Spurs are the team with less championship pedigree in this matchup. The Heat have 11 players with championship-winning experience (unsurprising for the defending champs). But though the Spurs’ Big Three (Duncan, Parker, Ginobili) have more rings (10) than the seven held by the Heat’s Big Three (Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh), no other Spurs were around for their last title in 2007, and none has won a championship with another team. This 12-ring difference is large historically, and teams with such a disparity don’t have a good record:Teams with an eight-or-more ring advantage are 18-4 in finals series, though a lot of those were mismatches between a dynasty and a flavor of the month. But the Spurs this year are the better team on paper, with both the better record (62 wins in the regular season vs. Miami’s 54) and the better statistics (Spurs SRS was 8.0 vs. Miami’s 4.15). Additionally, the Spurs have a lot more rings than most ring underdogs. This year’s squad ties last year’s for the third-most rings ever owned by the less pedigreed team entering a finals:For a team with multiple championships to be the least decorated going into a finals is extremely rare. The Lakers in the 1987 Los Angeles/Boston matchup tops the list; the Lakers had 14 rings, fewer than the Celtics’ 20. That matchup had an interesting combination of NBA greats in their primes combined with NBA greats past their primes:Kareem Abdul-Jabbar seemed to be an ageless wonder and averaged nearly 22 points per game in the 1987 finals. But Bill Walton — in his final NBA season — played only 24 minutes in five games against the Lakers (after having played in only 10 games the entire regular season). Without his two rings, even that stacked finals would only be tied with this year’s. And if these two teams meet again next year, they will surely break the record.UPDATE (June 5, 6:48 p.m.): I only counted the rings of players who were on their teams’ active rosters in the NBA Finals. There are players such as Matt Bonner, who received a ring with the Spurs in 2007 but wasn’t on the Spurs’ finals roster. Bonner and his ilk aren’t included.(June 5, 8:28 p.m.): The first chart in this article originally omitted the 2005 series between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons but has since been updated. read more

Lulic hails improved Lazio

first_imgSenad Lulic praised Lazio’s fighting spirit after recording a narrow 1-0 victory over Fiorentina in a keenly contested affair.Lulic went on to suggest that hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.“Today we saw the real Lazio, the team with heart that battles hard, that wins duels and games,” Lulic told Football Italia“If we play like this, then we can beat anyone. You could see today how hungry we were for the three points. In a way, these hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.”It was decided by a Ciro Immobile tap-in on a corner, his first ever goal against Fiorentina.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“Everyone knows Ciro has quality and fortunately he plays for us and not against us. There are others who do the dirty work around him, though, and put him in the position to score goals.”Assistant manager Massimiliano Farris hailed the team’s “character”“This victory is wonderful because it showed character, playing the way we had prepared every aspect of the game. In the second half, we started to struggle with Thursday’s effort felt in the legs, so Fiorentina kept more possession.“However, if you look at the scoring opportunities over the full 90 minutes, we deserved to win.”last_img read more

17YearOld injured in runaway truck crash in Rancho Penasquitos

first_img July 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized tonight with non life threatening injuries he suffered when he was ejected from his vehicle after it crashed into a retaining wall and fence in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego.The boy was traveling southbound in the 9400 block of Paseo Montril when his 2003 Ford pickup stalled and he tried to push it off the road, but it gained speed and began to get away from him, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.The victim jumped through the driver’s side window to try to regain control of the truck and was hanging out the window when the truck slammed into a retaining wall and fence, ejecting him from the truck. The vehicle continued down an embankment, overturned and hit a tree, Heims said.The teen suffered a broken leg, a deep cut to his left thigh and a concussion and was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries, Heims said.Alcohol was not considered a factor in the crash.Anyone with information about this accident was asked to call San Diego Traffic Division detectives at 858-495-7800. Posted: July 11, 2019 17-Year-Old injured in runaway truck crash in Rancho Penasquitos KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more