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first_imgCRAIG FRAVEL TO DEPART BREEDERS’ CUP TO JOIN THE STRONACH GROUPLEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2019) – Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations.“I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity to preside over what I consider the greatest championships in Thoroughbred racing. Every race comprising the Breeders’ Cup World Championships provides the chance to witness the splendid horses that reflect the hard work of breeders, trainers, jockeys, owners and backstretch workers. It has been an honor to serve them all during my time at the Breeders’ Cup. I want to thank the women and men of the Breeders’ Cup for their dedication and passion for our event. My particular gratitude goes to the Breeders’ Cup Board led in recent years by Bill Farish and Fred Hertrich whose support has been invaluable. I now look forward to new and important challenges and opportunities and the chance to join my family back in California.”“On behalf of our Board and Members, we extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Craig for his outstanding leadership and enormous accomplishments as our President and CEO these past eight years,” said Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Fred Hertrich III. “His management and stewardship of the organization, not to mention his quick wit and calm demeanor, will be greatly missed by all of us. We wish Craig continued success in his new venture with one of our most valuable host site partners, The Stronach Group.”“I am delighted to have Craig join our company at this pivotal moment in our sport,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group. “Craig’s stellar reputation and proven track record of leadership will enable us to further our goal to become North America’s preeminent horse racing organization as we work lock step with industry partners to prioritize horse and rider safety.”As Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations, Fravel will assume management and oversight of all racing operations across Stronach Group owned tracks and training facilities. He will focus on implementing and enforcing global best practices and integrity standards for horse and rider safety in collaboration with key industry stakeholders while driving a new standard of excellence in Thoroughbred horse racing with a commitment to creating an unparalled experience for both horsemen and guests.Among his many achievements during his time as President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup, Fravel developed and executed a long-term host site strategy and successfully brought the World Championships to two first time tracks in Keeneland (2015) and Del Mar (2017). Fravel expanded international participation in the World Championships to its highest levels ever and struck an unprecedented 10-year partnership with NBC Sports to televise the World Championships through 2025. Working with industry stakeholders, Fravel also spearheaded plans to increase horse safety and welfare measures.The Board of Directors is evaluating the appropriate next steps to fill Fravel’s position.last_img read more

Llorente donates his Anfield jersey at a charity auction

first_imgMarcos Llorente, the unexpected hero in Anfield, has made a very special donation in the charity raffle #lamejorasistencia sponsored by the ACB in which different sports personalities have contributed precious objects for them. Carlos Sainz jr., Sergio Rodríguez, Bruno Hortelano … And the rojiblanco footballer. All the benefits of this initiative will go to the fight against Covid-19 And Llorente has not hesitated to contribute an object that is already part of the Atletico history: the shirt he wore that night in the cold and hail in Liverpool.Because Llorente, in principle substitute, entered through Diego Costa to provide muscle to an Atlético who saw how Klopp’s Liverpool equaled Saúl’s goal on the way before the break. Already on the field and as soon as overtime began, Liverpool knocked him down, 2-0, the quarters were his. Then that shirt that the red and white half wore appeared in the game to change it forever. A goal, another and an assist. The winning Atlético, 3-2, and fourth finalist. Llorente stretching his black shirt in the corner while all his teammates hugged him. Now it adds another heroicity. Because what is written, despite being an object for the red and white history, the medium has detached itself from it to add its grain of sand in the fight against the pandemic that is raging and has locked up the world. Despite the special meaning that it has for him, that his dog has been baptized with the name of the stadium: Anfield, as revealed on social networks. Both Saúl and Simeone, with two campaign #saldremosjuntos and #lodarestodoThey have also led initiatives to fight with solidarity against the coronavirus.last_img read more

Wolverines finish improbable year

first_imgSBVC (27-7) had its nine-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to enter the state tournament for the third straight year. Along the way, Gerry Wright became the team’s interim coach after Derrick Pugh was relieved of his duties. Wright started the week in Texas to attend the funeral of his father, Henry Wright, who once was a flight mechanic at Norton Air Force Base. Reserve Leandre Richardson hit a three-pointer and followed with a bank shot on the next possession. The Gauchos never trailed after that point, but it wasn’t easy as the Wolverines were still effective with their pressure and managed to cut the lead to four twice in the final minute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Wolverines didn’t have their tallest player, Devon Davis, because of a sprained ankle, Through it all, SBVC won the Foothill Conference regular season title. “When we break from the huddle, we say `1-2-3 family,”‘ said Lance Hurdle, who led all scorers with 27 points and was the Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player. “We didn’t become a team, we became a family and that’s what makes this loss so tough because the family will be breaking up. I love these guys.” Without Davis, Valley faced a height disadvantage and Saddleback prevented the Wolverines from getting inside shots. SBVC made only 4 of 20 from three-point range and couldn’t open its half-court game. “We were getting the shots we wanted, but the shots weren’t falling” said Wright, who has applied for the full-time coaching position. “I think we became impatient and missed some layups.” Saddleback scored nine consecutive points to take a 58-48 advantage with 6:26 remaining in the game. Brandon James, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, scored on an offensive rebound and power forward Gerard Anderson had a dunk after a Valley turnover. center_img SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team endured difficult times this season, and Saturday night’s 72-68 loss to Saddleback in the Southern California junior college playoffs was another example of how the team shared strength through the hardships. Saddleback (25-7) overcame Valley’s pressure defense to advance to the eight-team state tournament that begins Thursday in Fresno. last_img


first_imgROSAPENNA NOTESOn Sunday the 18th of March the club singles stroke competition was played over the Sandy HillsLinks and the winner was Marty Carlin 8 with 69 nett bot.Runner up was Matthew Coyle 19 with a 69 nett.The gross winner was Sean Boyce with 83 gross. Third place was Seamie McBride 21 with 71 nett.The front nine winner was Michael McBride with31.5 nett and the back nine winner was Garvin Toyewith 34.5 nett.The club competition on Monday the 19thover the Sandy Hills Links was won by Kieran Gallagher with 37 pts, runner up wasGarvin Toye with 35 pts.The gents open singles on Saturday the 17th overthe Sandy Hills Links was won by Joe McHugh 16 with 41 pts bot.Runner up was Paul Travers 15 with 41 pts bot.The gross winner was Michael Gallagher Jnr with 30 gross pts.Third place was Denis Boyce 12 with 41 pts.The front nine winner was Denis O’Kane 9 with22 pts bot and the back nine winner was Kevin Hegarty16 with 22 pts.The Old Tom Morris Links will re openthis Friday the 23rd of March.The €10 concessionary member green fee applies to the SandyHills Links from Friday the 23rd and any member who wishesto play must check in at the Pavilion Golf Shop before play.Six inch placing not nearer the hole on fairwaysonly is in play on both courses.The Rosapenna Golf Club night at the races fund raiserwas held in the Golf Pavilion last Saturdaywhere the golf club raised over €1,000 in total.Many thanks to all the club members who sold the race cardsand attended the event on the night.This Saturday the 24th of March theMayors Ball Charity Golf Day (Cllr. Noel McBride)will take place over the Sandy Hills Links.This is a Ladies & Gents Open Singles stableford competition.The entry fee is just €20 per player to include Soup & Sandwiches.Charities to benefit from the day include the St.Vincent De Paul,Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.Contact 074-915-5000 for tee times.Also on Saturday the 24th the North-West AllianceCaptains Day (Mr Noel Callan) will take place overthe Old Tom Morris Links from 7.15am – 12.30pm.There will be a club singles competition thisSunday the 25th with the Easter Hamper takingplace on Sunday the 1st of April, both competitionswill take place over the Old Tom Morris Links.There will be a club presentation of all outstanding prizes inthe Golf Pavilion on Sunday the 1st of April at 7.30pm sharp.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electrictrolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting greensurrounds and teeing grounds on all golf holes.The last Gaeltacht League match will be played awayto Narin & Portnoo next Saturday the 31st of March.The Captain’s Day of the Gaeltacht League will thentake place at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club on Saturdaythe 21st of April.The 2012 subscription to the Rosapenna Golf Resort,payable in the Pavilion Golf Shop,will include membership to the Rosapenna Golf Club.All golf fees are now due and must be paid in full by the 14th of May 2012.These fees cover the Old Tom Morris Links (18 holes) and the Coastguard Nine (9 holes).There will be no competition vouchers issued by the golf club this year.The Practice Ground is now open with the ball dispenser in operation daily.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Groundby appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ENDS.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more

Woeful Argentina on the brink after being pummelled by Croatia

first_img 5 5 In both cases, it seemed easier to score. Rebic gave the first-half a fitting finale by sending the ball deep into the stands after a glorious Modric pass.Caballero’s error was coming. Argentina, crippled with nerves at the back, failed to learn their lesson and the Chelsea man was made to pay.Attempting to scoop the ball over Rebic at the start of the second-half, Caballero instead teed him up. Take nothing away from the striker’s first-time volley into the top corner, though.Jorge Sampaoli paced desperately along the touchline, the Argentine cries grew louder, but their team couldn’t respond. While those in front of him were nowhere near good enough, he could become the man who effectively knocked Messi out of the World Cup.How Group D looks 5 5 5 Okay – ❌Amazing – ✅This is how you celebrate beating #ARG at the #WorldCup! pic.twitter.com/FVFEw9NLza— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 21, 2018And as their skipper faltered at the World Cup once more, Croatia’s captain did not. Modric, the classiest player on the Nizhny Novgorod pitch, ignited the stadium by shifting the ball onto his right and bending a sumptuous 25-yard strike past the desolate Caballero in the 80th minute.His partner in crime, Barcelona’s Rakitic, rounded off a move that almost taunted their broken opponents by tapping into an empty net from eight yards as the game, and possibly Argentine hopes, died out.The Albiceleste, who contain a player considered by many to be the greatest of all time, must now place their faith in results elsewhere if Messi is to remain in the tournament.Star manModric was classy in a match devoid of class. Ivan Rakitic compounded Argentine embarrassment with a late third as Lionel Messi failed to inspire his country yet again.Not since 2002 have Argentina failed to reach the knockout stages of a World Cup, but they require a minor-miracle if they are to continue that run in Russia.A deafening rendition of the Argentine national anthem encouraged a bright start from the Albiceleste, but it was Croatia who saw the game’s first real opening as Ivan Perisic forced a superb save from Caballero in the fifth minute.Neither defence deserved a clean sheet from the first-half, but some woeful finishing kept it goalless.Argentina’s Enzo Perez fired wide with the goal at his mercy in the 31st minute, before Mario Mandzukic somehow missed a header from three yards at the other end two minutes later. He just seems to have more time than everyone else. The Croatian skipper didn’t make a bad decision all night and got a goal to match his performance.Moment of the matchThat goal will haunt Caballero. Caballero knows how costly that mistake could be Argentina are on the brink of World Cup elimination as Croatia qualified from Group D with a resounding victory.A Willy Caballero howler allowed Ante Rebic to volley Vatreni in front, but the Chelsea goalkeeper could do little about Luka Modric’s stunning strike. Modric celebrates his goal Caballero cost his country the game Messi endured another frustrating night at the World Cup last_img read more


first_imgA man charged in connection with an incident in which a teenager was stabbed in Milford last week has been released on €1,000 bail.Damien McGeehan appeared at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny this morning after being charged with Assault under the Non Fatal Offences Against The Persons Act.The bail money was supplied by the accused man’s mother who was in court. The case has been adjourned from Buncrana District Court last Thursday.The charge relates to an incident in which a 19 year old woman was stabbed at Lough Road in Milford last night last Wednesday.McGeehan, 21, of Loughanure, was wearing a black tracksuit, white trainers and appeared in court on crutches.Judge Paul Kelly told McGeehan he was to stay away from the address where the incident took place and the injured woman or his mother faced losing her €1,000 surety.He will appear again in court in July.The injured woman is still recovering at Letterkenny General Hospital following the attack.The woman suffered a number of injuries including what is believed to be a punctured lung.Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening however.COMMENTS CANNOT BE TAKEN ON THIS POST AS THE CASE IN STILL ONGOING.MAN ON STABBING CHARGES RELEASED ON €1,000 BAIL was last modified: May 16th, 2012 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:Damien McGeehanLoughanurestabbinglast_img read more


first_imgSCHOOL trips were never like this in our day.Snowboarding hadn’t been invented – and the nearest slippery slope was negotiated with a bin lid (note to children, this was before wheelie bins!)These days it is very different. This pic shows a group of Coláiste Ailigh students and staff who spent their midterm break skiing and snowboarding in Borovets, Bulgaria.Jealous! FORGET THE OLYMPICS! COLÁISTE STUDENTS HIT THE SLOPES was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Colaiste AilighletterkennySki triplast_img read more

Copia Challenges Amazon, B&N and Sony: Unveils New E-Book Platform and 6 E-Readers

first_imgFocus on Social Networking FeaturesOn the consumer side, Copia wants to differentiate itself from its competition by giving its users a number of social networking tools. Community profiles on Copia, for example, are linked to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In addition, the service will offer collaboration tools that are mostly geared towards students. Users can highlight and annotate books, for example, and share these annotations with other users. Copia will also implement a rating system for book reviews.OEM’s will be able to offer all of these features to their users as well. OEMs will also be able to integrate Copia’s e-book store into their own devices.Copia’s E-Readers: Ocean and TidalCopia plans to offer six different e-readers with prices ranging from $199 to $299. The Tidal will offer a six-inch ePaper display and the Ocean will come in a basic six-inch version and two advanced versions with a nine-inch screens. Both of these models will come in three different variations. The most basic models will not offer any wireless connectivity besides Wi-Fi and won’t offer a touchscreen. The intermediate models offer touchscreens, and the high-end versions will offer touchscreens and 3G connectivity. All models come with tilt sensors and 4GB of internal memory.These devices will go on sale on Copia’s site in April. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#E-Books#news#NYT#web Copia, a new e-book platform, plans to take on the big players in the market by launching its own e-book store and a set of touchscreen e-readers. Copia also wants to combine numerous social networking features with its e-book platform and plans to sell its services to original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Copia’s e-book store will offer over 250,000 books from over 1,500 publishers, as well as 1,400 newspapers and over 750,000 free books from Google Books.Copia’s private, limited-invitation beta will launch this month. The company plans to expand this beta in March.Copia bills itself as a hybrid solution, as the company plans to offer both consumer-facing e-book solutions as well as an open platform for OEMs. Can This Work?We still have a lot of questions about Copia. We don’t know at what price the company plans to sell books and what DRM-solution Copia plans to implement. At the same time, though, the company’s plan to sell both e-books and compatible e-readers looks a lot like Amazon’s strategy and there can be no doubt that Amazon has been quite successful with this model. Copia, however, doesn’t have any name recognition yet and the e-book market is currently dominated by big companies like Amazon, B&N and Sony. If Copia is successful in getting enough OEM partners, though, it could establish itself as another major player in the market. The company’s e-reader lineup also looks like a potential winner.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Down 2 goals, Ceres-Negros completes jaw-dropping turnaround vs Persija Jakarta

first_imgBut just when it seemed like the Busmen were running out of ideas, coach Risto Vidakovic sent Tanton and Maher Karic on for OJ Porteria and Kevin Ingreso, which quickly changed the game for Ceres. Unfazed by the 35,000-strong crowd inside one of Asia’s most iconic stadiums, the Busmen walked away with another victory that kept their perfect record after four matches in Group G.The Busmen looked well-placed to top the group as they have opened up a five-point gap ahead of Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam with two matches remaining. Another point in their next game against Shan United of Myanmar on May 1 could be enough to seal their place in the zonal semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut more than the victory, it was their relentless, never-say-die performance in 25 breathless minutes that once again reinforced their credentials as a favorite to repeat their Asean zonal title win two years ago.There was plenty of drama surrounding the match at the Indonesian capital hours before kickoff with Persija unable to get clearance from police to allow spectators into the stadium. View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Balasabas survives TCC test, leads Invitational by a stroke Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated JAKARTA—Ceres-Negros rallied from two goals down in the second half to stun Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in one of the most astonishing comebacks in AFC Cup history late Tuesday night at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here.Filipino international Mike Ott met Stephan Schrock’s teasing ball inside the six-yard box in the 92nd minute to complete the turnaround, after goals from Bienve Maranon and Miguel Tanton put the Busmen back on even terms.ADVERTISEMENT The country’s police force remains on high alert as the counting in the national elections in Southeast Asia’s most populous country is still ongoing.An hour before kickoff, that decision was reversed and Persija fans slowly filled up the lower tier of the 80,000-capacity stadium and were left stunned by the result that also dimmed their chances of making the knockout stage of the competition.Ceres keeper Roland Muller was tested early as he denied Brazilian striker Bruno Matos from the spot in the 21st minute after a foul by Super Herrera.But after ending the first half on the ascendancy, the Busmen’s sluggish start in the second half allowed the home side to take a two goal lead.Sandi Sute headed home an Ismed Sofyan free kick in the 49th minute, before Matos doubled the advantage eight minutes later with a clinical finish inside the area.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

Petra Kvitova gets all clear for Wimbledon after arm injury

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova returns a shot to Greece’s Maria Sakkari during their WTA Masters tournament tennis match, on May 16, 2019, at the Foro Italico in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO/AFP)Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she expects to be fit for the grass-court season despite pulling out of the French Open with a left arm injury on Monday.The Czech, who was seeded sixth at Roland Garros, will be out for “two to three weeks”.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Frustrated’ Wozniacki says opponent got ‘lucky’ in Roland Garros win “It means no tennis, of course, as it’s my left forearm,” said the big-hitting left-hander.“Maybe I can play rightie. Two to three weeks, so I’ll do some fitness and everything that I can do to prepare my body for the tennis on the grass.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKvitova had been due to play Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in her opening Roland Garros match on Court Suzanne Lenglen later in the day.“I am so disappointed to have to announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros,” Kvitova wrote on Twitter. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments “I have had pain in my left forearm for a few weeks and last night an MRI confirmed a Grade Two tear which unfortunately could get worse if I play today.”The 29-year-old made her return from a horrific hand injury, sustained in a knife attack by an intruder at her home, at Roland Garros in 2017.“Two years ago I made my comeback here at Roland Garros, so I’m truly sorry not to be able to play this year,” she added.Kvitova has been replaced in the draw by 18-year-old Slovenian lucky loser Kaja Juvan.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more