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News story: 100 troops and Chinook helicopter deployed to Saddleworth Moor

first_imgThe troops will deploy overnight from their barracks in Catterick. Operating out of a nearby Army Training Centre, they will assist the effort to control and reduce the fire, undertaking tasks such as the management of water lines, fire beating and providing general support where required.The RAF Chinook, flying out of RAF Odiham, will arrive tomorrow (28th June) morning. It will airlift heavy equipment such as High Volume Pump Units to areas that are difficult to access due to the terrain. I pay tribute to our Armed Forces’ professionalism, dedication and sense of duty. They are proving once again that Britain can always depend on our troops to protect us no matter the time, no matter the place, and no matter the problem. Approximately 100 soldiers from 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, and an RAF Chinook helicopter have been deployed to support the Great Manchester Fire & Rescue Service operation responding to the Saddleworth Moor firesDefence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:center_img UPDATE (08:45 28/06): The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have notified the MOD that the RAF Chinook is no longer required. There are currently 100 soldiers from 4 SCOTS deployed alongside the fire service at Saddleworth Moor, and the MOD remains ready and able to support where needed.last_img read more

The night Wayne Rooney begged for mercy from Xavi, after Barcelona outclassed Man Utd

first_imgIt was a match that was envisaged to be a very competitive one; between two of the best sides in Europe.Barcelona faced Man United in the 2011 Champions League Final at Wembley as they searched for their second trophy in three years.Both teams were already domestic champions and were expected to produce a very close final.That’s exactly how the first half ended, with Wayne Rooney cancelling out Pedro’s opener for Barcelona.It was like night and day. While Man Utd kept themselves in the game in the first half, the Red Devils were played off the pitch in the second.Lionel Messi and David Villa scored to give Barcelona the win but even before the final whistle, United’s players were completely done.Barcelona ended with 63% of possession, 19 shots to Man Utd’s four and 12 shots on target to one for the Red Devils.The Blaugrana were so dominant it forced Wayne Rooney to beg Xavi for mercy.“That’s enough, you’ve won. You can stop playing the ball around now,” Rooney told Xavi, according to the Spaniard’s teammate, Sergio Busquets in an interview with The Guardian.Xavi confirmed this, saying Rooney approached him and pleaded with him.“It must have been around the 80-minute mark,” the Barcelona captain at the time said.last_img read more

Payton Baker and Kelsey Whaley named 2014 Lord and Lady of Wellington prom

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Payton Baker and Kelsey Whaley were named the 2014 Wellington High School Prom Lord and Lady, late Saturday evening at the WHS Commons.The theme of this year’s prom was “Glitz, Glam and Gatsby.”Other awards given by the prom goers were:Best Flapper (dress) — Peyton Adams (Cueball’s favorite as well). Glitzy Gent — Houston Sober.Glamorous Gown — Jaedyn Ledesma.Swankiest Suit – Payton Baker.Dazzling Dual – Kendall Krueger and Austin Pfalzgraf.Ritzy Ride – John Ryberg and Leah Nelson.For all these pictures in full size click on the Sumner Newscow website here.  As always Steve Sturgis has the most comprehensive pictures of the prom here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down concerned alumni · 328 weeks ago What the fedora? Please tell me the real lord hat didn’t come in on time and that’s not the new style…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Rod Findlay to join England Golf

first_img4 Aug 2014 Rod Findlay to join England Golf Senior sports lawyer Rod Findlay has been appointed to the new post of Director of Planning and Governance at England Golf and will take up his role on 15th September 2014. Rod is currently a Relationship Manager at Sport England, working with six national sports governing bodies and responsible for managing a total investment of over £60m. He is also a legal and management consultant for a range of sports clients and has worked at two national sports governing bodies and in two professional sport clubs. He is a senior lecturer in sport management/law at Northumbria University. Rod qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and specialised in medical law for a decade, before taking a post graduate certificate in sports law and joining the Rugby Football League as Head of Legal (RFL). He went on to become chief executive officer of Gateshead Thunder rugby league club and then of Crusaders rugby league club, before consulting full time for the RFL. He has been a non-executive director at Badminton England and continues to advise them on the forthcoming National Badminton League. He joined Sport England in April 2013. Rod enjoys cycling, running and hiking and has completed 14 Great North Runs and the eight-day Cape Epic mountain bike race. In his new role with England Golf, Rod will be responsible for the production and monitoring of the strategic and annual plans. He will ensure that the highest standards of governance and self-assurance are achieved and maintained and that all compliance and disciplinary matters are managed appropriately. He commented:  “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of Director of Planning & Governance at England Golf. These roles are very rare in sport and to be offered the position in as prestigious a governing body as England Golf is a true honour. Golf is a huge sport both commercially and also in terms of the number of people playing the game. I have worked in a variety of sports and I look forward to using my experience to help develop England Golf at an exciting time for the sport.” David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We are delighted that Rod will be joining England Golf at this very exciting time for the sport.  His experience in legal, planning and governance matters within sport will be invaluable as we begin to drive the delivery of our new strategic plan and our work to increase participation and membership, to further strengthen the talent pathway and become recognised as a modern and successful organisation.”last_img read more

Timothy Team Community Helping Community

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0The Timothy Team is a local helps organization that sets up around 400 families a year for those who have suffered a catastrophic event. We go even further than that and actually mentor those folks until they are strong enough to make it on their own should they permit us to. We are all volunteered staffed, all private donation funded, and 100% of all that is donated goes right back into the community. We are tax deductible for donations, and we pick up. We are also referral only. We take referrals from over 60 local helps agencies and many of our churches. Timothy Team is a registered 501 ©3, and our EIN# is 208388746. We are also registered with the Wash. St. Combined Fund Drive, and our number there is 1479477.On Friday November 11th starting at 2:00pm we will be having a “fill the truck drive” and silent auction at the historic Black Lake Grange right next to the new Black Lake Fire Dept.. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm we will be having our awesome soup cook-off. It will be a suggested donation, and 5 men who have been bantering for years over who is the best cook will be put to the test. If nothing else, come by and vote for your favorite soup. The silent auction will close at 7:00pm.This fundraiser is very important to our community. About 2 years ago, the Union Gospel Mission and Barb and Friends quit doing furniture. Now there are a few other organizations that provide furnishings, but none to the scale that Timothy Team does. We make a huge impact on the health and welfare of our community, and now we need your help to keep going. Please attend our fundraiser and support those who support you. If you can’t make it to the fundraiser, we schedule for the pick-up of donations of furniture, other household items, food, and hygiene products every Saturday. Just call our hot line and follow the directions. If you would like to make a money donation, you can contact Leann Paul at (360)357-9311. Hope to see you soon!last_img read more

Eight rinks hoping for trip to Silver City at Senior’s Curling Zones

first_imgMany of the big names from years past in men’s curling have moved up a league are in Cranbrook this weekend to compete for zone bragging rights at the Senior Men’s Region 1-2 Curling Championships.Eight teams from throughout the Kootenays are shooting for an automatic berth in the provincials at the Trail Curling Club. Some of the curlers playing include, former B.C. Brier reps Gerry Kent and Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook, Fred Thomson of Nelson, Don Freschi of Trail and Ken McHargue of Sparwood.There are two teams each from Creston, Nelson and Trail and one from both Castlegar and Sparwood.The first draw goes Friday with Tom Shypitka of Nelson facing Myron Nichol of Castlegar, the two Creston rinks squaring off Doug Hannah and Ralph Will, Nelson’s Nando Salviulo up against McHargue and Don Bedard playing fellow Trail clubmate Rob Ferguson.There are three draws Saturday before the final rep is determined in two daws Sunday.The 2013 Tim Hortons BC Seniors Curling Championship is scheduled for the Silver City February 11-17.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgCoho were everywhere also. They disappeared for a few weeks out on the banks, but then a new batch showed up in full force for the remainder of our season.  Most Coho salmon were between 6 – 10 pounds.  Although the big Northerns showed up later in August and we were rewarded with some 12 – 16 pound Coho to round out our season. Also abundant this year were Halibut.  Seemed to be a lot of them available out on the banks.  Lots of chicken size Hali’s between 15 – 30 Lbs.  But we still hooked into some bigger ones up to 60 Lbs, and even a couple that were too big according to the new regulations, and we released them. Most of our good fishing took place on the offshore banks.  So, as long as the weather cooperated, we were able to get out there and have some crazy days of fishing.  Average days offshore would have us hooking into well over 50 fish each day. And when the weather didn’t allow us to head out, we still found refuge inside the sound.  Fishing was hit and miss while inside the islands, but some days produced some good fish and some of our biggest coho. All in all, it was a great season on the coast and I’d like to thank everyone who joined us this year.And now back to Kootenay Lake Our guys were still fishing Kootenay Lake on a regular basis throughout the summer.  Even on the hot summer days, they managed to catch a few fish.  Mostly on the downriggers due to the warm water conditions. Bull trout of smaller sizes were consistently caught each day.  And a few Rainbows mixed in. And when the warm water finally caught up to us, we started fishing for Kokanee to help keep the interest. Well, that turned out to be a pleasant surprise.  Some late summer Kokanee up to 18 inches made for a few exciting trips. And now we’re slowly getting ready to transition into our favorite fall fishery. Some decent Rainbows have been caught in the past week or two.  Nothing huge, but still some good fish in the low teens.  That’s a good start considering the water is still very warm. Looking forward to the next few months of fishing on Kootenay.What are they biting on??? It’s still a mixed bag. The weather is still warm and so is the water.  So, most fish are biting on the deep lines. However, there have been a few good ones caught on the surface. September is usually best fished with downriggers.  Common depths of 80 – 120 feet seem to work best. The usual flasher & hoochie combo has been successful.  And some of the latest experiments have found a flasher & Bucktail fly to be catching fish also. These combinations fished on the rigger around 100ft seems to be working. Bucktails on the surface will be working also as the fish become more aggressive. Look forward to more detailed reports as we spend more and more time on the lake over the next few weeks. Tight lines……………….. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.com By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters We are back from the West Coast.And what a fantastic season it was as a lot more fish were around this year.  Still not the abundance of giant Chinooks, but lots of 15 – 20 Lb fish, and a few in the 30’s.last_img read more


first_img-30- Joseph Talamo16624172314%39%$838,443 ADVANCE WAGERING TODAY ON SATURDAY’S DUBAI WORLD CUPThere is advance wagering on races three through nine today on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup program. Early bird wagering opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with betting available on races seven through nine, the ninth race being the World Cup with an approximate post time of 9:45 a.m.Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, drew post position nine in a field of 14. Hoppertunity, also trained by Baffert, has post position 11. Steven Miyadi62817713%52%$403,716 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.10521111020%40%$923,201 ILIAD BREEZES FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYSan Vicente Stakes winner Iliad, one of four possible starters in the Santa Anita Derby for Doug O’Neill, worked five furlongs Friday morning in 1:01.40 for the $1 million, Grade I event on April 8, the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 6.Also working for the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby was San Felipe third-place finisher Term of Art, who went five furlongs under Tyler Baze in 1:01.80.“Both horses went real well,” said O’Neill, who watched the drills with Kaleem Shah, owner of Iliad. “Iliad finished up great and both Kaleem and I thought he showed great energy.”Iliad had jockey Amir Cedeno in the saddle. He worked with Royal Albert Hall who also was clocked in 1:01.40.O’Neill, who won the Santa Anita Derby back-to-back in 2012 and 2013 with I’ll Have Another and Goldencents, also plans to enter California Derby winner So Conflated and California-bred Milton Freewater.            So Conflated also worked Friday morning, going four furlongs in 52.80. William Spawr32114534%63%$347,000 SAN LUIS REY DISTANCE SUITS FLAMBOYANTMarathon turf specialist Flamboyant, who has run 23 of his 25 career races on grass, will add to those statistics in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on the green.The French-bred son of Peer Gynt trained by Paddy Gallagher for owners Bienstock or Winner was third in the Feb. 4 San Marcos Stakes, his first start in nine weeks.“He seems to be doing well since his last race,” Gallagher said. “He acts like he’ll run OK at a mile and a half. He’s run well at a mile and a quarter.” Flamboyant won the Grade II San Marcos at a mile and a quarter in 2016.Asked if a mile and a half marathon was “a jockey’s race,” Gallagher quipped, “It’s a jockey’s race as long as they have the horse.”Brice Blanc, who rode Flamboyant in this year’s San Marcos, says he could have had better racing luck when beaten just 2 ½ lengths.“I got fanned out, but otherwise had a perfect trip,” said the native of Lyon, France. “The rider inside me kept moving out and pushed me a little bit, but my horse ran well anyway.“It’s going to be tough to beat Ashleyluvssugar, but if Flamboyant takes to the distance, I really have a good shot, I think.”The San Luis Rey, the ninth and final race: Inordinate, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; Power Foot, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Liam the Charmer, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Syntax, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Buster Douglas, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Papacoolpapacool, Edwin Maldonado, 10-1; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; and Site Read, Stewart Elliott, 30-1. Peter Eurton58116719%41%$600,402 James Cassidy4788317%40%$430,916 TOP NOTCH MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN DREAM OF SUMMERTop Notch makes her stakes debut and her first race beyond six and a half furlongs Sunday in the $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on the main track, another in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired runners.Trained by Jeff Bonde for owners/breeders George and Mary Schmitt, Top Notch is a four-year-old chestnut daughter of Old Topper who won her last start, an overnight race at five-and-half furlongs under Edwin Maldonado, who retains the mount Sunday.“She’s a consistent filly and tries hard every time and she should route,” Bonde said. “She’s a big, long-striding filly and training well.”The field: Top Notch, Edwin Maldonado; Skye Diamonds, Tiago Pereira; Time for Ebby, Stewart Elliott; Ashley’s Sassy, Jaime Theriot; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza; Mizzen Glory, Chantal Sutherland; Sheer Pleasure, Kent Desormeaux; Dressed to a T, Corey Nakatani; and Cuddle Alert, Israel Ocampo. Edwin Maldonado8312101114%40%$386,531 Flavien Prat23552404422%58%$3,313,910 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mark Glatt789111312%42%$470,535 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won VAN DYKE DUE BACK IN TWO MONTHSDrayden Van Dyke, the nation’s Eclipse Award winner as outstanding apprentice of 2014, is expected to resume riding in two months after recovering from a major injury in a spill at Santa Anita in the fourth race on Jan. 26, suffering “an open break” in which the bone went through the skin on his right forearm.“His cast has been cut down so it’s below the elbow now,” said his agent, Brad Pegram, who also represents the nation’s leading money earner and regular rider of Arrogate, Mike Smith. “Drayden will have that on for three weeks, then it will be replaced with a soft brace that he can take on and off.“He’ll start therapy at that time, so we’re looking at two months from yesterday that he can resume riding, putting us at mid-May. He’s at home in Pasadena, he’s comfortable, he’ll start therapy in a couple weeks and is looking forward to coming back.”A 22-year-old native of Louisville, Kentucky, Van Dyke had five wins, nine seconds and two thirds from 51 mounts, with earnings of $319,786, before his mishap. Tyler Baze25543463217%47%$2,392,202 Corey Nakatani78138917%38%$806,897 Stewart Elliott16118162511%37%$854,293 (Current Through Thursday, March 23) Richard Baltas13022222017%49%$1,265,107 WAGERING FRIDAY ON THE DUBAI WORLD CUP Mike Smith571861432%67%$1,872,172 Kent Desormeaux14630181821%45%$1,733,081 Tiago Pereira11314121712%38%$467,561 Victor Espinoza66917714%50%$779,422 Jamie Theriot81108812%32%$471,365 O’NEILL WORKS ILIAD FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 Jerry Hollendorfer12526202221%54%$1,708,469 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won DRAYDEN VAN DYKE DUE TO RETURN IN MID-MAY FLAMBOYANT SET FOR MARATHON SAN LUIS REY Bob Baffert631581024%52%$1,582,516 Martin Pedroza12016212513%52%$739,697 Santiago Gonzalez1371323179%39%$689,981 Philip D’Amato9319131420%49%$1,244,380 Vladimir Cerin551112920%58%$545,589 LIAM THE CHARMER EYES FIRST STAKES WINVictor Espinoza hopes to pilot Liam the Charmer to his first stakes victory in the San Luis Rey after capturing an overnight race at a mile and a quarter on turf Feb. 9. The lightly raced son of Smart Strike trained by Michael McCarthy for Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Warren Jr. bobbled at the start of his last race but closed from ninth and last to win anyway.“This distance is exactly what he wants,” Espinoza said of Liam the Charmer, bred byRon and Deborah McAnally. “The first time I rode him, at a mile and a sixteenth, it was too short for him (he raced willingly but finished fourth). He came back at a mile and a quarter and it was an ideal distance.“He broke a little slow but still won easy. I think a mile and a half is definitely going tohelp him.”ESPINOZA SAYS FAMILIARITY WOULD HELP ARROGATE, SMITHVictor Espinoza knows his way around Meydan Racecourse whether the saddle is on properly or not.Last year the Hall of Fame nominee who turns 45 on May 23 piloted California Chrome to victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup despite riding with a saddle that slipped early on in the mile and a quarter race.Espinoza will be watching from afar Saturday when Arrogate is favored to vanquish 13 rivals in the World Cup under Mike Smith, no stranger to the Meydan course, although he is winless in his lone try in the lucrative event.Espinoza says it helps to have ridden over the course at least once before a race like the World Cup.“Things change,” Espinoza said, reflecting on what a difference a year makes for him. “Last year I won the race; now, I’m watching it. Everything is different about that track except the distance. That’s the same everywhere you ride. In Dubai you’re competing against a lot of different horses and you really don’t know how they’re going to run.“As for me, when I was there, I was just guessing what all the horses and jockeys were going to do. I just did my thing and I think that was best. If a jockey tries to study every single horse in the race, he’s really going to get confused.“I didn’t worry about any other horse or study anything. I just broke out of there and did my thing, but I think it helps a lot if a jockey has at least one race over that surface before the big race. Any other track in the world, it doesn’t matter.“It took me twice to really nail it, but the first race helped me a lot when I won last year. That was a bonus.” TOP NOTCH SHOULD FANCY A MILE ON SUNDAY J. Keith Desormeaux4494620%43%$509,505 Mario Gutierrez104919109%37%$815,888 John Sadler6410121316%55%$636,690 FAMILIARITY BREEDS VICTORY IN DUBAI: ESPINOZA Rafael Bejarano14627242318%51%$1,770,096 Doug O’Neill15620302213%46%$1,715,052 Peter Miller10431221030%61%$1,475,921 FINISH LINES: Stellar Wind, champion three-year-old filly of 2015, worked six furlongs Friday for John Sadler under Victor Espinoza in 1:13 prepping for her 2017 debut in the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn April 14. She went in company with Mr. Opportunist who was clocked in 1:13.60. “She went good,” Espinoza said of Stellar Wind, two-time conqueror of four-time champion Beholder. “She’s going in the right direction.” . . . There is a single ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $368,689.71 into Friday . . . Martin Garcia, Mario Gutierrez and Gary Stevens ride at Sunland Park in New Mexico Sunday. Joe Talamo was scheduled to ride Kimbear for Eric Kruljac there Sunday, but the trainer had an 11th hour change of heart and is passing the Sunland Derby. The son of Temple City is a late nominee to the Santa Anita Derby . . . What a View, winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on grass last year, worked four furlongs on the training track Friday in 49.40 for trainer Kenny Black, who was aboard the six-year-old California-bred Vronsky gelding. “It was the best he worked in the three years I’ve had him,” Black said. It was the first breeze for What a View since his crushing head loss to Bal a Bali in this year’s Kilroe on March 11. “I can’t say enough about this turf course,” Black said. “Horses just come out of the grass races here in great shape.” Black said What a View’s next start could either be in Southern California or out of town.last_img read more