Trainer Nunes banking on Bigdaddykool

first_imgHaving won the Derby, Superstakes, Lotto Classic and St, Leger, trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes is enjoying a fantastic season. But as things now stand, he is hoping to put the icing on the cake on Saturday, by winning the $13.9 million Diamond Mile with leading ‘Horse of the Year’ contender BIGDADDYKOOL. With Nunes, thanks to a triple last Saturday, trailing 15-time champion and leading trainer Wayne DaCosta by $7.2 million going into the meet, victory for the recent Superstakes winner BIGDADDYKOOL in this super rich event, sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited, could chart a course for him to catch DaCosta and win his first trainer’s title. With six racedays remaining in 2016, DaCosta leads the standings $48,389 million, while Nunes is a clear second with $40,905.800. “Bigdaddykool has improved considerably, not only winning the Superstakes, but the Lotto Classic and St. Leger while finishing second in the derby. “He has the big race credentials and while his best races have come over two turns, I don’t think he will find a mile too short, especially with a fast, early pace expected which will more than likely come back. “I expect him to finish strongly and if he wins, the championship could come into play. But let’s see what unfolds,” said the second generation trainer. Nunes will not only saddle Stephan Narinesingh’s three-year-old colt BIGDADDYKOOL, to be ridden by former champion jockey Dick Cardenas, who is on a brief visit to Jamaica, but the useful HOUDINI’S MAGIC in a maximum field of 16 top class horses. DaCosta, meanwhile, will mount a four-pronged attack, spearheaded by last year’s winner and Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM to again be ridden by leading jockey Omar Walker, along with the 2013 derby winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, Oaks winner, A THOUSAND STARS, and also HOVER CRAFT.last_img read more

Fatigued Gor crash out of Confed Cup after Berkane thrashing

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia attacking midfielder Francis Kahata is wrestled by RS Berkane CAPTAIN Mohammed Aziz. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – Having seen majority of their starting X1 arrive less than an hour to kick-off away in Morocco, Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia found the going tough as they succumbed to a 7-1 aggregate defeat to RS Berkane to crash out of the CAF Confederation Cup at the quarter-final stage.This is after Gor, who entered the second leg clash at the back of a 2-0 defeat in the first leg hosted in Nairobi fell 5-1 in the return leg played in Morocco on Sunday. The host took control of the first half that saw Gor captain Harun Shakava become a casualty at the defence leading to the Moroccans goals that were netted by Kodjo Fo-Dohlaba, skipper Mohammed Aziz and Bakre El Helali.Lawrence Juma hit the target for Gor to see the opening half end 3-1 and 5-1 on aggregate.Gor Mahia defender Charles Momanyi in action against RS Berkane player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThere were fears that K’Ogalo could result to fielding only eight players after the second batch of players that consisted of most starting X1 led by attacking midfielder Francis Kahata, delayed on the day of the game after a six hour drive from the Moroccan capital to the venue, but they managed to arrive less that an hour to kick-off.Playing at home and knowing their opponents Gor had no time to shake off jet lag, Berkane surged forward from the whistle with winger HamdiLaachir and Samir Ouidare posing danger and giving the Gor back-line of Geoffrey Ochieng, Shakava, Joah Onyango and Philemon Otieno a hard time.Berkane could have gone ahead 10 minutes after kick-off if Ouidare’s bicycle-kick had found the target. Gor reached the opponent’s territory for the first time in the 18th minute when Kahata’s pin-point free kick was headed away by Berkane defender Issoufou Dayo for a fruitless corner.RS Berkane head coach issuing instructions on the touch line. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 21st minute, Gor felt the heat to concede the opener after Shakava poorly cleared a cross that was swung from the right to land on Fo-Dohlaba who easily beat Gor custodian Fredrick Odhiambo.Berkane could have made it two, after three minutes if Laachir had found the target with his header from a Fo-Dohlaba cross.On the other end, Gor pulled one back from Lawrence Juma who utilized Philemon Otieno’s cross from the right flank to beat the sloppy Berkane defence and bring K’Ogalo back in the game as the score read 3-1 on aggregate.Gor survived in the 27th minute when Joash Onyango feebly cleared the danger that fall on Laachir who saw his shot deflected for a fruitless corner by Shakava.Berkane could have been four goals up if they had not fluffed their glorious chances, this time seeing Fo-Dohlaba miss a clear sitter from close range after Laachir had brought in the cross.RS Berkane players celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, they made the amends at the half hour mark when Aziz rose high to powerfully connect a free header from a corner that was conceded by Shakava and restore Berkane’s three goals aggregate lead.Seven minutes later, Gor found themselves on the receiving end again this time seeing Bakre El Helali strike easily by showing composure to pick the spot after Shakava failed to stop him as other defenders gave him space to shoot at the far right side.Gor head coach Hassan Oktay pulled out Shakava for Boniface Omondi.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOn return for the last half, Gor could not get any better as Berkane added the fourth goal through defender Issoufou Dayo who scored from a free header after Laachir swung in a corner conceded by Boniface Omondi.K’Ogalo’s poor defence on set-pieces was evident after substitute Youssef Essaiyoy headed the ball home from a corner in the dying minutes as the Gor defence watched the ball roll in the net.Gor will now turn their attention on defending the Kenyan Premier League title where the sit pretty at the top on 44 points with four games in hand.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgJulian Cuddihy pictured outside Letterkenny Courthouse this morning. Picture by North-West Newspix.The trial date has been set for a man accused of the double-murder of an elderly couple in Carndonagh. Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy were brutally murdered in their own home on the 23rd of October, 2014. The couple’s son Julian Cuddihy was charged with the crimes and has been remanded in custody ever since.Mr Cuddihy appeared this morning at Letterkenny District Court where he was served with a book of evidence by Garda Robert Carey.Garda Robert Carey told the court, “This morning, Monday, 18th January, I served the book of evidence at Letterkenny Courthouse, Justice Walsh Road, to Mr Julian Cuddihy.“He made no reply when served with the book of evidence.”The court heard that the DPP have sent the accused forward for trial and the date has been set.Mr Cuddihy has now been sent forward to the next sittings of the Cental Criminal Court on the 25th January 2016 in order to fix a date for a trialCuddihy only spoke briefly during the court appearance.Judge James Faughnan outlined to the defendant the conditions of his bail and asked Mr Cuddihy did he understand?Mr Cuddihy simply nodded his head and replied  “Yes.”Mr Cuddihy was then led away in handcuffs and returned to the medical facility in Dublin where he now resides.TRIAL DATE SET FOR MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS PARENTS was last modified: January 18th, 2016 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:CarndonaghCustodyDouble-murderDublin Central Criminal CourtJulian CuddihyRemandedlast_img read more


first_imgCLG Gaeil Fhánada will hold the Clubs first 5k Run/ Walk on Saturday, March 223rd in Kerrykeel.The race will begin at 11.00am with registration taking place in the Kerrykeel FC clubhouse in Rabs Park from 9.30am.The main race will be preceded at 10.15am by a fun run for under 8’s and under 10’s and at 10.30am a mile race will take place for the under 12 to under 16 age group. The 5k will take place at 11.00am and will leave the Kerrykeel clubhouse in the direction of ‘Martin Bans’ junction and back towards Kerrykeel, through the village ending at Rabs park. The cost of the race will be €2 for under 8’s and 10’s, €3 for Under 12’s -Under 16’s and €8 for adults.There will also be a family rate of €10. Pre-registration would be appreciated and can be done by texting your name and category to 0863818634 or by mailing us through our Facebook page. For futher information contact race Co-Ordinator Aidan Mc Ateer on 087 7765540 or check out our Facebook page. FANAD GAELS TO HOST THEIR FIRST 5K was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Medfly found in San Jose

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – State agriculture officials plan to quarantine up to 80 square miles in San Jose after finding two Mediterranean fruit flies – pests that don’t pose a threat to humans but can ruin fruits and vegetables. The California Department of Food and Agriculture declared an infestation after the insects, commonly known as Medflies, were discovered last week in a lemon tree and an apple tree in a residential neighborhood. They were found during a routine check of strategically placed fruit-fly traps set up throughout the state. “Travelers will often bring fruit back, unknowingly bringing back pests,” said Mert Price, deputy agriculture commissioner for Santa Clara County. Farmers worry about Medflies – about half the size of ordinary houseflies – because they can destroy more than 260 types of plants by hatching their larvae inside. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week An uncontrolled infestation would cost California $1.3 billion to $1.8 billion in lost crops and related costs, said Steve Lyle, a spokesman for the Department of Food and Agriculture. “It’s not a health threat, it’s an economic one,” Lyle said. “That’s why we respond to any sightings immediately. … We’ve never had an uncontrolled infestation, but any infestation is a major event.” There are no commercial agricultural operations in the area where the two Medflies were found, Lyle said. The quarantine was expected to begin in the next several days and could last up to a year, officials said. Fruits, plants or vegetables would be prevented from leaving the region, whether or not they were grown in the area. Processed fruit and vegetables would not be affected. State officials have not yet set boundaries for the quarantine. “We need to establish the intensity and scope of the infestation first,” Lyle said. last_img read more

Parents say `no’ to military

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – More than 2,000 parents in the Whittier Union High School District have signed forms requesting that their children’s names not be included on military recruiters’ lists. The number has skyrocketed from last year, when only about two dozen parents signed the forms. The increase is due to a simplified parental consent form the district featured prominently in back-to-school informational packets sent to students’ homes this year, school officials and local anti-war activists said. “We have always provided parents the opportunity to prohibit military personnel from recruiting their children,” Assistant Superintendent Ron Carruth said. “But with the implementation of `No Child Left Behind’ and its mandate that military recruiters get the same access to students as college recruiters, concerns were heightened within our community, causing us to review our policy.” This year, district officials came up with a simple consent form with check-boxes that let parents choose which kinds of recruiters should have access to their children’s information – military, college or trade/technical schools. “What we wanted to do was clearly communicate with parents,” Carruth said. “The form spells out how parents can select to share or not share student information with military and/or college recruiters.” After the changes, military “opt-out” requests from parents jumped to 2,088 this year. The Whittier Union district has more than 13,000 high school students. “That’s amazing,” said Orlando Terrazas, 51, a Whittier High School parent who belongs to an anti-war group, the Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition. Terrazas had lobbied for schools to give local students more exposure to nonmilitary options for post-graduation. “So from dozens last year to over 2,000 this year,” he said. “I’m really pleased. It makes me feel like all the long hours and all the work was worth it. The tide is turning.” Carruth said the district also is giving students more information on how to talk to recruiters – whether military or nonmilitary – and make informed decisions about their futures. Terrazas praised district officials for responding to his and other parents’ concerns. “We had a very positive working relationship. They listened, they informed us of what they were doing and they included us,” Terrazas said. “I was very pleased.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img

Hazmat remedy a win-win

first_imgWhen a Sun Valley chrome plating business was caught mishandling hazardous materials, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo could have filed criminal charges and pushed for a couple thousand dollars in fines. Instead, Delgadillo and his staff negotiated a settlement that environmentalists hope will be repeated throughout the region. Rather than pay fines, Dixon Hard Chrome helped relocate a preschool to a residential area, away from the toxic industrial operation of the neighborhood. “This really is a case where the public was protected and children’s health became the driving force in the settlement in lieu of payments,” said Deputy District Attorney Patty Bilgin, who negotiated the deal. “I wish more people were amenable to these types of settlements.” The Dixon case began in December 2003 when a team of air, water and toxics inspectors found two unapproved 500-gallons containers of sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid, and other procedural violations, including failing to have a stormwater plan. Six criminal counts were filed in March 2004. Bilgin said that from the beginning she wanted to see the school moved. California Kids’ owners Karen Weil Morrison and Michael Morrison rented the property from Dixon, but Bilgin knew the City Attorney’s Office didn’t have the power to force Dixon to relocate its tenants. However, Dixon Hard Chrome and the Morrisons agreed to Bilgin’s request to move the school and she dropped the criminal charges and entered a civil stipulated judgment with Dixon. In addition to moving the school, Dixon fixed all the environmental issues raised by inspectors. California Kids Care is now on Roscoe Boulevard in North Hills and a church is now the closest neighbor. With a confidentiality agreement between the school and Dixon, Karen Weil Morrison couldn’t talk much about the move, but she did praise the outcome. “I’m very content and happy with the situation.” Dixon attorney Laura Carroll said Dixon cooperated with the City Attorney’s Office and settled the case in order to be a good corporate citizen. “I think our settlement in this matter was the result of creative, good faith efforts by all the parties, and represents a model result.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The settlement with Dixon Hard Chrome was finalized Nov. 3. California Kids Preschool and Kindergarten has since moved to its new location on a leafy street in North Hills. Just a year earlier, the school was on Lankershim Boulevard and backed up to the chrome plating business, where workers coat metal in chrome and toxic fumes or dust can be released. “Children up to the age of five are the most vulnerable to environmental toxins, and they were playing next to harmful substances every day. The risk of exposure was too serious to ignore,” Delgadillo said. Environmentalists praised the Dixon settlement, calling it a good way to fix a recurring problem in low-income, industrial communities where businesses that handle toxic chemicals – such as dry cleaners and chrome platers – are often located next to homes, schools and day-care centers. “The use of the penalty funds are being put right back into remedying the problems. This directly benefits the people,” said Joe Lyou, executive director of the California Environmental Rights Alliance. last_img read more

Darkness Halts Second Round At Sacramento State Intercollegiate For Men’s Golf

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Play was suspended due to darkness with two groups on the course on the first day of the Sacramento State Intercollegiate as the Drake men’s golf team had two players in the groups that still needed to finish the second round.With 36-holes nearly complete, sophomore Drew Ison led the team in the first round with a 77 and is four-over par in the second round, tied for 27th-place.  Sophomore Matt Lavery also carded a 77 in the first 18 holes and finished the second round with a 78. Freshman Jack Kennedy shot a pair of 79s, while classmate Tommi Avant carded a 78 to start the day but struggled in the second round of the day, shooting an 83. After carding an 84, senior Blake Huser is a member of one of the two groups that still needs to complete the second round, and through 16-holes in the second round; he is five-over par with a 68.The final two groups will complete play at 7:30 a.m. MT as the rest of the Bulldogs and teams will start at 8:30 a.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgLocal music producers Reuben Keeney and Rafii aka Sean Tianihad are today celebrating major success in the US Billboard Music Awards.Reuben KeeneyAn album they have been involved in has scooped the top DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM of the year.The artist is Lindsey Stirling, and the album is Shatter Me. She appeared to a capacity audience in Dublin last November. Reuben Keeney will be appearing Outhouse The Marquee here in Letterkenny on the 31st May.This show, Letterkenny’s first all day outdoor Dance event, is expected to attract over 1000 people. Tickets are still available through An Grianan Theatre and all Four Lantern outlets around the county.LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER REUBEN HAS MAJOR US BILLBOARD SUCCESS was last modified: May 18th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Anger following council decision to erect telecoms mast in Ramelton woods

first_imgThe Ramelton Mast Action Group have said they are “upset and dissatisfied” following the recent decision to grant the application for a 30-metre-high telecoms mast in Drumonaghan Woods. Members of the group said locals were left irate because permission had been granted, despite their objections to the development.The group, which has the support of 400 signatories, said they feared the mast would have a huge environmental impact if erected. It is understood that the telecoms mast will cover a wide area in the Milford area, including Drumonaghan Woods, Kilmarcrennan Road, and close to Ramelton Town.It has also been reported that the telecoms unit will carry 10 radio antennas to provide additional facilities.Releasing a statement to Donegal Daily on Thursday, the Ramelton Mast Action Group said “they felt let down” by Donegal County Council’s response.It read: “The Ramelton Mast Action Group, would like to express our upset and dissatisfaction following the recent decision by the Donegal County Council planning office to grant the application made by Cignal for a 30-metre mast in historical Drumonaghan Woods. “Despite our best efforts involving a communal objection co-signed with over 400 signatories, as well as individual objections by local residents, containing numerous points ranging from environmental impact questions to questions relating to the compromising of a public amenity, the council planning office still saw fit to grant the application without any explanation other than it is what the government sees as furthering the countries national broadband plan.“As a group, we feel let down by this response and we’re shocked to learn that our local council are not even slightly interested in their citizens’ concerns.“The group would also like to say we were disappointed that the efforts our local council representatives made were not successful in preventing the permission being granted.”The statement goes on to urged elected representatives to delay this decision “until further research is carried out”.“As of yet, there are no studies confirming 100% that there are no natural or biological issues caused by telecom’s masts and the government’s reluctance to approve sites near schools prove that they too have concerns. “However, as this mast is out of sight, out of mind then they believe we are foolish enough to allow its construction.“We will continue to fight it’s construction and will not cease to do so until our views are taken into consideration.”Cllr Ian McGarvey attempted to bring an Emergency Motion to the Letterkenny-Milford council on Tuesday to ask the Planning Section to revoke the application granted to Cignal Infrastructure Ltd.The executive ruled that the motion could not be raised or discussed as the window for appeal had not passed. Anger following council decision to erect telecoms mast in Ramelton woods was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more