JOCKEY QUOTESGEOVANNI FRANCO, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER: “She’s been improving every time I’ve gotten on her. Jerry said ‘You’re on the fastest horse, just get her out of the gate and she’ll do the rest. She’s got a big heart and she ran really good.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER: “Geovanni rides her really good, no question. She’s been training very well and she’s put on a lot of weight, we have given her plenty of time between races and we think she’s doing well that way. Some horses just don’t ever get a chance to get to be an older horse, but she did and she’s doing well. We just hope to keep her going. We’re probably going to look at that race at Los Alamitos, the Great Lady M (Grade II, six furlongs on July 6, 2019), which is a nice race over there, so we would like to run there if we could.”GARY SHERLOCK, TRAINER OF SHOW IT N MOE IT, SECOND: “She tries every time. Second in a Grade III with a Cal-bred, not bad. We’re probably run next in the Great Lady M at Los Alamitos (Grade II, six furlongs on July 6). It looks like we’ll be running in open company from now on.”NOTES: The winning owner is Bad Boy Racing, LLC.Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl and jockey Geovanni Franco, right, outleg Show It N Moe It (Rafael Bejarano), left, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO
It was a hugely disappointing effort and result for Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd.Boyd said he realised after about three minutes of play game that his side had not turned up, which was disappointing because he they had been working towards the game for a long time.”In the period of time that I’ve been coaching here I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in a game where we’ve prepared so well and delivered so little.””We’d been preparing to play the Bulls at altitude here since November 25th because we knew what we were faced with, basically we ran out of legs again at altitude very quickly and were unable to put our game together offensively or defensively.”The hosts provided an early-season fillip for new coach John Mitchell and for South African rugby with a bright performance against the rusty-looking Hurricanes, who trailed 16-12 at halftime.A 72nd-minute try to Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman proved the match-winner in a close affair, with both sides crossing three times.Earlier, it had appeared All Blacks playmaker and World Rugby Player of the Year Barrett would swing the momentum when he crossed moments after coming off the bench.Without any pre-season rugby under his belt, Barrett latched onto a TJ Perenara cross-kick to score with his first competitive touch of 2018 and put the visitors ahead 19-16.In the process he became the fourth player in Super Rugby history to score 1000 points.But Bulls five-eighth Handre Pollard charged down a chip from opposite Ihaia West to spark a sweeping move which resulted in Schoeman’s try.Pollard’s two penalties were important in putting his team in front in the first spell.They scored early through winger Johnny Kotze but the Hurricanes replied through hooker Ricky Riccitelli from a line-out drive and winger Wes Goosen from a chip and chase.The Bulls scored the try of the game from inside their own half soon before the break, when Springboks forward Lood de Jager galloped over after a bust and loping run from fellow-lock RG Snyman.That try came when the hosts were reduced to 14 men, with Schoeman shown a yellow card for a high shot.The Hurricanes’ fitness levels appeared to lag in the thin air, with their error count and concession of penalties problematic in the second spell.They were outpointed in areas they would normally expect to shade the youthful Bulls side, such as running metres and offloads, leaving room for improvement ahead of next week’s clash with the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.Prop Toby Smith and wing Wes Goosen are the main injury concerns for the Hurricanes.
…as Foster Care Month is launchedThe Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has once again dedicated the month of November to foster care; this time around, under the theme “Parenthood is more than just DNA, mentor or foster a child in need of care today”.The official launch was done on November 1, 2018, with an awareness walk from Bank of Guyana to the Georgetown seawall Band Stand.In an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, Director of the Agency, Ann Greene called on persons to come forward and foster a child even as she highlighted the need for awareness when it comes to foster care.“Foster care is temporary care, meaning that a child for some reason or the other had to be removed from their home temporarily because something at the home isn’t right so we need to fix something. So foster care is temporary care with the ultimate goal being to return that child to their home or family. Adoption on the other hand is a legal process where the children have to get completely new parents and they become the legal parents,” she reminded. She encouraged persons to open their hearts and their homes and foster a child.She pointed out that any interested person will go through the necessary screening process before their application is processed, which includes a background and Police records check.According to Greene, the Agency will continue to focus on sensitisation in various groups, including religious organisations as well as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) groups. “The whole idea about it is to get the buy-in from the public. We want to increase our core list of foster parents because we have over 600 children in institutions,” she informed.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday to discuss all things La Liga.Hunter began by reflecting on Xavi’s decision to retire from international football after winning 133 caps for Spain and a host of major honours along the way.He went on to assess the future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal, and discussed the likelihood of Dani Alves leaving Barcelona, amid reported interest from Liverpool.
Two ambitious students from NUI Galway are preparing to host a much-anticipated Enterprise Fair in their hometown this weekend. The Dungloe Enterprise Fair will take place on July 28th from 12-6pm in the Waterfront Hotel.The event has been organised by Caolán Ward and Liane Greene, who have set out to promote the business potential in their local area. They are aiming to attract attendees of the Mary from Dungloe Festival and showcase the all the ongoing enterprise activity to the diaspora. The event will feature many exhibition stands from local businesses, along with discussion panels featuring representatives from Randox, Optum, Bord Fáilte, Udaras, ETB, gTeic, Credit Unions, Bank of Ireland, AIB and Donegal Airport and many more.The students’ display of initiative has impressed many people in Dungloe. “The whole town is talking about these two students. They have big futures ahead,” said one local person.Through their college experience, Caolan and Liane wanted to highlight the job opportunities which exist in West Donegal and to bring together businesspeople to network and find out what supports are available. The event has received much endorsement from local personalities, business leaders and politicians. Optum CEO Padraig Monaghan, Mark Sharkey CEO of The Cope Dungloe, and representatives from Randox will all be in attendance.For people looking to further their careers, boost their business and tap into new potential, this is an event not to be missed.Opportunities galore at this weekend’s Dungloe Enterprise Fair was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessCaolan Warddungloe enterprise fairLiane GreeneWest Donegal
Budders Reward took the honours in the final of The Finn 575, the feature race at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford.The 7/4 joint favourite, owned and trained by Seamus Teague, romped to victory in a time of 31.78 to finish seven lengths ahead of second-placed Rocky High, owned and trained by Noel Lynch. Results were:Race 1 The Quick Fire 350 first semi-final (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Ballougry Bound. Time: 19.61. Distance: a length.Race 2 The Quick Fire 350 second semi-final (350 yards): 1, Tober Scolari 4/5 fav; 2, Coolcholly Kate 5/1. Time: 19.22. Distance: 3 lengths.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, GoodintheHoo 5/2; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Favourite: Corner Plane 2/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 4/1; 2, Amarillos Girl 6/1. Joint favourites: Colarhouse Bound and Friend of Jack, 5/4. Time: 29.59. Distance: half a length.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Wrong Note 5/2 jt fav; 2, Holborn Oscar 4/1. Jt. Favourite: Heather If. Time: 29.21. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Major 61; 2, Kilnacloy Prince 9/4. Favourite: Free Falling 5/4. Time: 19.95. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Ulster Idea; 2, Fridays Maye. Time 28.61. Distance: 6.75 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ 3/1; Tahina Sabrina 2/1. Favourite: Do It Kim 6/4. Time: 28.91. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 9 The Quick Draw semi-final one (350 yards); 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 10 (350 yards): 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 11 The Finn 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Budders Reward 7/4 jt fav; 2, Rocky High 6/1. Joint favourite: Culture Annie. Time: 31.78. Distance: 7 lengths.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Budders Luck 7/4 fav; 2, Drumsna Canyon 3/1. Time: 28.86. Distance: 6 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:575finngreyhoundLiffordRacingResults
Gordon McQueen hopes Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy receive a hostile reception from Scotland fans on Friday night.Former Scotland star Gordon McQueen has branded Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy ‘traitors’ ahead of Scotland’s clash with Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night.McGeady and McCarthy both qualify to play for Ireland because of their Donegal heritage.Their grandfathers both come from Gweedore, and the Everton duo opted to play for the Republic of Ireland ahead of the country in which they were born in. Former Manchester United and Leeds United star has stoked the flames ahead of a potentially toxic atmosphere on Friday night.McQueen said, “I’ve got no time for these players. You’re born in Glasgow but then you go and play for somebody else?“What’s that all about? I’m not having that at all. Will it be hard for them coming back here with Ireland?“I really hope so. I hope they get a horrible reception because they deserve it. McQueen further endeared himself to Irish fans by revealing his confidence that Scotland would record a victory they need to stay in the hunt for qualification.“Personally, I would think that we will qualify but I would be ashamed if we didn’t because just about everybody gets to these finals – 24 countries. Surely we can do that? FORMER SCOTLAND STAR BRANDS MCGEADY AND MCCARTHY ‘TRAITORS’ AHEAD OF CRUCIAL EURO 2016 CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Euro 2016Gordon McQueenIrelandnewsScotlandSport
SAN JOSE — Timo Meier was the first player in his group to take the ice on the opening day of Sharks training camp. Kevin Labanc, in the same cadre of players, joined him shortly after.Both Meier and Labanc then took spots alongside center Logan Couture in what has the makings to be the Sharks’ top line for the start of the regular season.That, in and of itself, was noteworthy. While so many players who were in their position earlier this summer as restricted free agents remain unsigned, …
19 August 20092010 Fifa World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola is to give 20 000 tickets for World Cup matches to schools across South Africa that do well in an innovative competition that promotes environmental awareness.The National Schools Recycling Programme, carried out in partnership with the Department of Education, will also encourage learners to collect bottles and cans for recycling.The competition will be launched in January 2010, and the handing over of the free tickets to the winning schools will take place before the start of the tournament.Rewarding innovationCoca-Cola South Africa’s Onwell Msomi said the initiative was intended to make teachers and students aware of the importance of recycling for the environment, and to reward innovation and responsible behaviour.A total of 200 schools in the country will be rewarded with World Cup tickets.“We strongly support this initiative,” Department of Education chief director Themba Kojana said in Pretoria this week. “Environmental education is very high on our list of priorities, and the importance of recycling of products must be emphasised at an early age.”Successful Confed Cup pilotMsomi said a successful pilot project had already been launched at two schools in Rustenburg in South Africa’s North West province, where Coca-Cola’s “Soccer Crazy Crew” was sent to promote the importance of recycling.Within a month, 67 863 plastic bottles were collected for recycling, and learners from the schools were rewarded with tickets to watch the Confederations Cup match between South Africa and Spain at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.“There was great enthusiasm among participating schools, Charora High School and Boikagong Secondary School, and it has given us the confidence to extend this idea across the country,” Msomi said.Fifa allocated the World Cup tickets to Coca-Cola as part of its Ticket Fund initiative, through which 120 000 tickets will be given to stadium construction workers and thousands of young South Africans involved in community programmes.Source: BuaNews
Brand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness. As a result, the “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” award category was created by Brand South Africa to promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism.A call to entry was put out, and the public had an opportunity to nominate young South African creatives doing amazing work in their respective fields. After a thorough adjudication process, the following three nominees were selected:Trevor NoahTrevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in his native South Africa in 2002. Trevor established a thriving stand-up comedy career in South Africa before he moved to the USA to expand his career opportunities. Zwai MbulaZwai Mbula is a South African marimba and percussion player who combines traditional African music with modern pop, Afro Jazz and World music. Zwai grew up in Guguletu Township in Cape Town and was surrounded by marimba music. He took up the marimba at age 12 when he joined a group at the local community centre. The group won the Shell Road to Fame Talent Show in South Africa in 1996.Zwai studied at The College of Music at The University of Cape Town and has played in a variety of bands across a range of different styles of music. For eight years, Zwai was a member of the very successful marimba band, Abakhaya who represented South Africa music at the FIFA World Cup of ’98. In 2010, Zwai released an album showcasing his musical heritage and conveying the spirit of South Afrian music. It features some of Cape Town’s top jazz musicians, including Allou April, Spencer Mbadu, Robbie Jansen, Nyamie Mbula and Lush Nqikashe. Russel HlongwaneRussel Hlongwane is an arts administrator and creative industries consultant. His area of interest is in heritage; tradition and modernity in South Africa and Africa as a broader frame. He is strongly engaged in film, music, and design with an interest in pedagogy and the mechanics of the creative economy.Based in Durban, Russel works with a broad range of arts organisations through his arts advocacy portfolio. These include Arterial Network, the Performing Arts Network of South Africa, KZNSA Gallery and ASSITEJ. Russel co-founded, Onexus Music Business, a music business education company that teaches emerging musicians about the ever-changing music industry. He recently established a lean consultancy, Cultural & Creative Commerce, a formal entity that allows his creative production and administrative based work to coalesce and exist in a complementary manner.