I can continue training horses until I die – DaCosta

first_imgAfter four decades and 1,926 Caymanas Park victories, trainer Wayne DaCosta became the record champion trainer at Caymanas Park after topping the field for the 15th time with 67 wins in 2015. DaCosta also surpassed legendary trainer and former record holder Phillip Feanny, who has 14 titles. His achievement, surpassing one of the all-time greats of regional training, has given DaCosta great satisfaction, but to him, winning the title in 2015 was no great surprise. “I was confident (coming into the year). I had a full stable of horses, so I didn’t see why the results would have been any different from last year (2014),” he told The Gleaner. “He (Feanny) is still one of the great trainers of Caymanas Park, so it’s definitely a honour to surpass his record. It (15th championship) was indeed satisfying, it’s a great feeling to be number one. I don’t know how long it will last, but I am on the top now, and it is really a good feeling getting the 15th win,” he stated. DaCosta, who is second on the all-time list of winners saddled at the Park, says his love and passion for racing is the secret to his success and he has no plans to take a break anytime soon. “I can continue [training horses] until I die. I am doing something that I like, and from 1976 when I got my licence, I have always liked it. I see no reason why I should stop. “However, you never can tell (how long it will continue) because the sport can change in the turn of a dime. But now everything looks good and I have some good horses in the top class and some nice three-year-olds coming next year, so it could be the same old, same old you never can tell. “I want to thank all of my owners who have stayed with me over the years and my groom, Linval McFarlane, who has been with me for more than 30 years as an assistant trainer. racing has good times and bad times, and you will never know when your bad time is going to come. But I have some nice horses. I hope they keep sound and make it a memorable year again,” he stated. DaCosta trained the top three horses in stakes last year – Derby and Diamond Mile winner SEEKING MY DREAM ($13.58 million), ALI BABA ($5.37m), PERFECT NEIGHBOUR ($5.08m). He was also the leading trainer for two-year-olds, earning $9.06m. Supreme Ventures Jamaica Two-year-old Stakes winner FUTURE KING was the leading earner in this category with $3.66m.last_img read more

Motorist sought in dog killings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As a witnesses tried to get the dogs off the road, the pickup made another pass, narrowly missing the person, Sedgwick said. The owner of the dogs is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with more information was asked to call sheriff’s Investigator Kevin Duffy at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. VALLE VISTA – Authorities sought the public’s help today in finding the driver of a gray or silver Ford pickup who intentionally ran over two dogs in Valle Vista, killing them. The driver of the jacked-up, diesel-powered pickup ran over the dogs about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 44000 block of Highway 74, also known as Florida Avenue, according to Sgt. Mark Sedgwick of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses told deputies two big dogs were running along the road, and the pickup driver intentionally swerved into one of them, Sedgwick said. Moments later, the driver turned around and ran down the second dog, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SOCCER STAR McNAMEE ONLY IRISH-BASED PLAYER TO FACE FAROE ISLANDS

first_imgBarry McNameeRising Donegal soccer star Barry Mc Namee will be flying the flag for his county and country shortly.The Ramelton man is the only home based player in Noel King’s 18 man Irish U-21 panel to travel to play the Faroe Islands in Toftir on Wednesday 14th August.The remainder of the squad shows 15 English based players as well as Aberdeen’s Joe Shaughnessy and Norwegian side Sandnes Ulf FC’s Sean Mc Dermott. McNamee has been tipped with a move overseas on several occasions  but his future for the meantime would appear to remain with Derry City.SOCCER STAR McNAMEE ONLY IRISH-BASED PLAYER TO FACE FAROE ISLANDS was last modified: August 1st, 2013 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:Barry McNameeFaroe IslandsNoel Kinglast_img read more

Sseninde Women’s Cup: Draws for 4th edition held

first_img Tags: Jean SsenindeSseninde Women’s Development Football Cup 2019top Ruth Aturo (left) and Jean Sseninde (right) at the draws of the Sseninde Women’s Development Football Cup 2019 on Friday. (PHOTO/Shaban Lubega)Sseninde Women’s Development Football cup 2019Saturday, 24-08-2019Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara-Group A: Youth Sports Uganda, St Mary’s Vocational, Kigezi, Mbarara Junior-Group B: Kisoro Junior, Mbarara Soccer Academy, Kira Girls Soccer Academy, KinondoniNSAMBYA – The draws for the Sseninde Women’s Development Football Club 2019 were held on Friday, 09th August-2019 at Villa Park in Nsambya.The one-day-8 team-tournament which will take place on Saturday, 24th August, in Mbarara, will have two groups of four teams each.Tanzania’s Kinondoni have been placed in group B of this year’s edition.The side, will be the first non-Ugandan team to take part in the four year old tournament.Alongside Kinondoni, Kisoro Girls, Mbarara Soccer Academy and Kira Girls Soccer Academy were also placed in Group B.For group A, their will be Youth Sports Uganda, St Mary’s Vocational, Kigezi and Mbarara Junior.The group stage will be played on a round robin basis with the winners and runners ups storming the last four.There, the winners of group A will take on the runners up in group B while the runners up in A will face the one who tops B, for a place in the final.Speaking at the launch, Ruth Aturo, the Crested Cranes goalkeeper expressed her delight to being part of the tournament as its official ambassador.“It is a pleasure to be one of the ambassadors for this tournament, noted Aturo.“It is always great knowing that grass root football has not been abandoned.“All i can say is that lets go to Mbarara and support the girls as they bid to kick-start their football journeys.”This year’s edition will be the fourth since the tournament was started in 2016.Taggy Girls won the first edition in 2016, organized at Villa Park. Mwandha Foundation and Talent Platform followed suit, winning the 2017 and 2018 editions respectively.Talent Platform won the last edition in 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Like it has been the case in the past, this year’s tournament also attracted 8 teams.Also speaking at the draws on Friday, CEO of the Sseninde Foundation, Jean Sseninde hoped the tournament is a success.“We hope to have a successful tournament,” Jean Sseninde told the press.“The gals are very talented and ready to showcase what they have.“This tourney is about giving them chances.“And hope they can lead us to the world cup any day.”World football governing body, FIFA, will also be represented by Sarai Baremani who is the Chief for women’s football.Lydia Nsekera, former Burundi Football federation was the guest of honour last year.Comments last_img read more

Research continues to address Lake Erie woes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the third-year research findings update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio.The initiative consists of more than 50 science teams working on different critical knowledge gaps identified by front-line state agencies that include the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).The third-year report reveals that the state of Ohio continues to benefit from the initiative:Early warning systems and forecasts of bloom size and location are giving water treatment plants a high-resolution picture of what could be affecting the drinking water they draw from Lake Erie.Researchers are working directly with water treatment plant operators to provide practical guidance about producing safe drinking water for cities and towns dealing with algal toxins.OEPA modified its permit procedure to better safeguard Ohioans when HABRI projects showed that crops might take in microcystins from water treatment residuals used on farm fields. New HABRI research is now helping OEPA refine the methods they use to analyze these byproducts of water treatment and better assess exposure risk.OEPA sought out HABRI researchers to help develop a Lake Erie open water impairment listing policy and HABRI projects have helped collect data critical for refinement of this indicator. OEPA listed the open waters of the western Lake Erie basin as impaired based on NOAA data and have plans to update it based on HABRI researchers’ recommendations.ODNR has changed the way that information is collected on algal toxin concentrations in sportfish fillets, sampling more frequently during the harmful algal bloom season and from a wider range of Lake Erie locations to better understand how harmful algal blooms affect sportfish.HABRI has driven information sharing and priority setting between universities and agencies, positioning Ohio to better prevent and manage future crises through ongoing collaborations.“Having the collaboration with our sister agencies to coordinate research priorities and funding is critically important,” said Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. “Likewise, having, through HABRI, a consortium of university experts to take our priorities and quickly do critical, practical research, with conclusions that we can immediately use to inform policy and the public, is invaluable.”HABRI is funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, with $7.5 million made available for four rounds of research funding (before matching funds by participating universities) since 2015. Ohio Sea Grant manages the projects, which also include a $500,000 match from OEPA in 2018. Results from the most recent 21 funded projects are expected in 2020.“Colleges and universities around Ohio are making positive contributions to our state each and every day,” said ODHE Chancellor John Carey. “The Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative is a model of collaborative problem-solving that we should strive to replicate wherever possible. I am so encouraged to see how our higher education assets are being used, alongside other state and local partners, to address real issues that are facing Ohioans.”HABRI comprises 54 expert research teams from Bowling Green State University, Central State University, Defiance College, Heidelberg University, Kent State University, Sinclair Community College, the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, and consortium leaders The University of Toledo and The Ohio State University.last_img read more

Ayodhya, Mathura may face liquor, meat ban

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said it was contemplating declaring 14 Kosi Parikrama Marg in Ayodhya and Lord Krishna’s birthplace in Mathura as pilgrim centres so that the sale and consumption of liquor and non-vegetarian items was completely stopped there.Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma said seers and crores of devotees had demanded that the sale and consumption of non-vegetarian food and liquor be banned in Ayodhya and Mathura.“Honouring their demands, the State government is working to declare the area around 14 Kosi Parikrama Marg in Ayodhya and the birthplace of Lord Krishna in Mathura as pilgrim centres. Once this happens, a ban on the sale and consumption of non-vegetarian food and liquor will automatically come into effect,” he said.Mr. Sharma said Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon, Giriraj ji and Sapt Kosi Parikrama area of Govardhan had already been declared pilgrim centres.last_img read more

Chiefs stay in F4 hunt

first_imgView comments Kent Salado stood at the forefront of Arellano’s charge as the Chiefs continued their late assault at a Final Four berth with a 95-65 whipping of also-ran St. Benilde last Thursday in NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Salado scattered 16 points and dished out 11 assists as the Chiefs rolled to their sixth win in 15 games, pulling level with Emilio Aguinaldo College at sixth spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the biggest win of the season yet for the Chiefs who, for most of the season, have been a shadow of the team that reached the Final Four the past three years.“It’s a very important (win) and I can’t exaggerate it because actually all our remaining games are important,” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. “If we were able to do this in the first round, I think we would have a better chance. But nonetheless, this win gives us hope.” The Chiefs shot 50 percent from the field as five other players posted double digit outputs, including Zach Nicholls and Lervin Flores, who chipped in 13 points and 12 points, respectively.“We expected this performance from Kent (Salado) because he’s really matured,” said Codiñera, whose team took an early double-digit lead and never looked back. “We had a good start and the support group also responded.”The win gave the Chiefs a lifeline in the race for the two remaining Final Four spots. As it stands, Jose Rizal holds pole position with a 9-7 record with Letran (8-7) and San Sebastian (7-7) also in the running.While Codiñera knows their fate is no longer in their hands, the Arellano coach is hopeful the other teams slip.“We just have to win our remaining games and hope for the best,” he said. “If we end up with nine (wins), we might finish third especially with the win over the other rule. I think we have a good chance with the quotient system.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t count the Arellano Chiefs out just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Import invasion: Top-notch reinforcements add spice to Grand Prix tournament LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Later, Mapua notched its second straight win at the expense of Perpetual Help, 76-71.Andoy Estrella picked up 22 points including nine in the final period while Christian Buñag added 16 points as the Cardinals improved to 3-12. The Blazers dropped to last place with a 3-13 card.last_img read more

Ex-Man United manager avoids jail but hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Paul Lee’s new season off to rough start with thumb injury Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war According to the agreement seen by AFP, Mourinho accepted a one-year jail sentence immediately commuted to a fine of 182,500 euros.The Portuguese coach will also have to pay an additional penalty of 1.98 million euros ($2.3 million).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December following a string of disappointing performances, is the latest high-profile football figure to be judged over his tax affairs in Spain.Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho leaves the pitch following the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Young Boys at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on November 27, 2018. – Manchester won 1-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to two million euros.The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he coached Spanish giants Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The grounds for the case, as with a series of football stars based in Spain, is how income from Mourinho’s image rights was managed and declared.Prosecutors believe by ceding his image rights to a series of companies based in tax havens, Mourinho committed fraud by not declaring the income those companies made from his image rights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Lack of experience hampered young Adamson squad, says Pumaren

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Pumaren’s team in Season 81, however, had the veteran stability of Sean Manganti, Papi Sarr, Jonathan Espelate, and Jerrie Pingoy while the Soaring Falcons in 2019 had five players listed as rookies.“The way I look at it, the reason we struggled was because we lacked experience leading us to fall into mental lapses,” said Pumaren after the Soaring Falcons’ 89-63 loss to De La Salle in their final game Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“At the end of the day experience will really benefit the team,” added Pumare,  who singled out Ateneo and University of the Philippines as the two most seasoned teams.The Blue Eagles earned an automatic finals bye after a 14-0 sweep of the eliminations while the Fighting Maroons are at second seed with a 9-5 card. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Adamson Falcons fail to advance to the UAAP Final Four this season. Photo by Tristna Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University went from title contenders to spectators in just a span of one season and head coach Franz Pumaren said it was his team’s inexperience that ultimately bit them.The Soaring Falcons finished the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament with a 4-10 record for the sixth seed, six less wins than what they have in Season 81 when they were at No. 2.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Mark Nonoy fully embraces point guard mindset to lead Growling Tigers Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Rice industry paralysis Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Ateneo’s lineup is virtually intact from last season’s with Anton Asistio the only player who graduated from the team while UP added Kobe Paras, already an experienced player from the United States NCAA, and Ricci Rivero from De La Salle.The Fighting Maroons’ core of Bright Akhuetie, Jun Manzo, and Gomez de Liaño brothers Juan and Javi are still in the team.“If you look at the top two teams, Ateneo and UP, they don’t have fresh high school graduates playing for them but they have transferees,” said Pumaren. “Those two teams can handle pressure and that’s the advantage of having a mature team. Unlike them, we lost games down the stretch.”Adamson had three losses decided by four points or less and two of those defeats were against UP.The Soaring Falcons’ last matchup against UP was a total collapse wherein they allowed the Fighting Maroons close the game out with a 21-5 run and take the 81-77 win.ADVERTISEMENT “A year of experience in the UAAP will help us,” said Pumaren. “I think this being such a young team somehow affected us during the crunch time.”“Just like any normal corporation or what, after a bad year you move forward, and you try to gather all the good things that happened that will help you down the road. I guess we just have to regroup and assess everything.” Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Wenger: Mesut Ozil showed what he can do

first_imgArsenal Wenger: Mesut Ozil showed what he can do Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 07:22 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MesutOzil - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Mesut Özil Arsenal v Manchester United Arsenal v Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town Premier League Arsène Wenger The Arsenal boss praised his midfielder for helping the Gunners out of a sticky patch with a goal and two assists in four mesmerising minutes Mesut Ozil “showed what he can do” in an astonishing four-minute spell that impressed Arsene Wenger and lifted Arsenal to a 5-0 win against Huddersfield Town.Ozil 5/2 to score v Man UDespite Alexandre Lacazette’s third-minute opener, Arsenal laboured against the Terriers, who saw Steve Mounie’s deflected shot pushed behind off the crossbar by Petr Cech early in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ozil eased the tension by setting up Olivier Giroud – a half-time replacement for Lacazette, who sustained a groin injury that will rule him out of Saturday’s clash with Manchester United – and Alexis Sanchez in successive minutes, before adding one of his own shortly after.The Germany international’s future at Emirates Stadium remains unclear with his contract set to expire at the end of the season and his effort has frequently been criticised, but Wenger was left in no doubt about his importance after his latest display.”We started well but then we lost our focus and our passing and allowed them to come back into the game,” the Arsenal boss told BBC Sport.”Then we got the second goal and suddenly everyone played with more freedom and more technical quality – then Mesut Ozil showed what he can do.”Turning a tight game in a superb – 0 win! The Emirates is our fortress! #YaGunnersYa @Arsenal #AFCvHTFC pic.twitter.com/LWMY5cgYG7— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 29, 2017Wenger added: “The last 20 minutes became comfortable but I would say Huddersfield did fight very well.”In the second half I felt at some stages it could have been 1-1 but when we scored the second goal the game changed completely. We played very well, with freedom. We played a bit on the edge before that.”David Wagner rued Huddersfield’s missed opportunities, with Collin Quaner failing to make the most of chances in each half, as the visitors fell to a third successive loss.”Congratulations to Arsenal on the win – they deserved it,” said Wagner.”We had our best period, with two big chances, then they scored three in five minutes. They gave us a lesson in being clinical.”We will be strong enough to leave this result – a harsh defeat – behind us quickly. The next game is just around the corner.”last_img read more