Nunes needs a miracle to deny DaCosta

first_img Pushed out by jockey Omar Walker, RUN THATCHER RUN dismissed EARN YOUR STRIPES and held on by a half-length from Nunes’ fast-closing SUPREME SOUL, who arrived too late to deny the champion trainer. Victory in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes pushed DaCosta $2.5M clear of Nunes, who came roaring back in the Miracle Man with BIGDADDYKOOL, getting first run on SHE’S A MANEATER, leaving the half-mile and had all the answers when the topweight filly challenged him coming off the home turn. Driven out by Dane Nelson, BIGDADDYKOOL registered his first-ever victory, three-quarters of a length, over four-year-old SHE’S A MANEATER, who allowed the older gelding six pounds and was racing for the second time in 11 days. Nunes’ late comeback set tongues wagging, but with next Saturday’s races seemingly evenly split between the top trainers, it would take more than a Christmas miracle for DaCosta to be defeated with a $1.6M lead after his Boxing Day heroics, which included a second winner, STORM, in the second event. Apprentice Kiaman McGregor had the racing gods on his side, winning back-to-back chance rides aboard JAMAL JAMES and LAWS OF THE CODE, replacing fellow apprentice Reyan Lewis. McGregor’s two-timer had him sharing riding honours with Walker and batchmate Christopher Mamdeen, who won aboard STORM and ACAPELLA in the ninth. WAYNE DaCosta’s RUN THATCHER RUN yesterday beat Anthony Nunes’ quartet into second, third, fourth, and fifth to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, bagging $2.2M for the champion trainer, who ended the afternoon $1.6M ahead, virtually assured an 18th title at Caymanas Park. Nunes staged a fightback in the last two races, upstaging DaCosta’s SHE’S A MANEATER in the Miracle Man Cup with BIGDADDYKOOL, and landing the night pan with all-the-way winner EXHILIRATE, but has a mountain to climb this Saturday if he is to deny DaCosta a 13th consecutive trainers’ title. After regaining the lead by posting a five-timer last Saturday, following the Diamond Mile debacle when SHE’S A MANEATER bolted and was scratched, DaCosta started yesterday’s meet on a $1.4M advantage with the title race hinged on the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes. Outnumbered 4-2 by Nunes in the seven-horse field, DaCosta pulled off a memorable victory with RUN THATCHER RUN, a half-brother to SHE’S A MANEATER, who stalked his rival’s 3-5 favourite, EARN YOUR STRIPES, and took over a furlong and a half out. Walker wins againlast_img read more

Girls’ basketball makes debut as demo sport in UAAP Season 82

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MANILA, Philippines– Girls basketball is making its debut in UAAP Season 82 as a demonstration sport.Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle-Zobel, University of Santo Tomas, and Adamson University have committed to fielding teams in the girls’ basketball team, which will be played along with the juniors’ tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fiba World Cup: Guiao, Gilas Pilipinas unbothered by Duterte’s comments View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Meanwhile, the UAAP has appointed Edith Boticario as the deputy commissioner for UAAP Season 82.Boticario, who is a Fiba-licensed official and a former PBA referee, is the league’s first female to assume the post. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MOST READ “It’s long overdue for the UAAP to have a basketball tournament for the girls,” said UAAP Executive Director Rebo Saguisag.The league is hoping to see other schools develop their respective girl’s basketball programs as well to ensure a seamless transition from the high school to the collegiate tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This is very important for the development of our women’s players. Schools want to recruit girls out of high school who are already fundamentally sound,” said Erika Dy, Ateneo’s representative to the UAAP Board who also coached the Ateneo Lady Eagles from 2013-2015.The tournament will begin late in October. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Guyana could become agriculture powerhouse – Chilean Ambassador

first_img…pledges technical assistance supportGuyana has the elements to become a powerhouse for self-sustenance and could fulfil the agricultural needs of the Caribbean region and beyond according to the Chilean Ambassador, Claudio Rojas-Rachel.“We are of the view that Guyana has all the elements to become a powerhouse for self-sustain and sustain the entire Caribbean region in all agricultural needs. ThereCodex Procedural Manual and the Codex Strategic Plan being handed over to Business Minister Dominic Gaskin by CCLAC Representative Michel Leporatiis vast land, excellent soil quality, water resources and then the challenge is related with technical capacity, innovation and engineering and in that process we are of the view that there is ample space for Chile to assist Guyana in terms of production capacity. We have to be sensitive in terms of globalisation that all trades have to be standardised, we need to secure food security for bigger population. We see an opportunity for Guyana there,” he said.Ambassador Rojas-Rachel made these comments at the closing of a workshop organised by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Chilean Government. The project was aimed at strengthening the functioning of the national Codex structure in Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia and Suriname.The Codex Alimentarius Commission is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme and was established by FAO and WHO to protect consumer health and protect fair practices in food. The Codex Alimentarius, often referred to as the “food code”, has become the global reference point for consumers, food producers and processors, national food control agencies and the international food trade.The code has an enormous impact on the thinking of food producers and processors as well as on the awareness of the consumers. Its influence extends to every continent, and its contribution to the protection of public health and fair practices in the food trade is immeasurable, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) houses Guyana’s Codex contact point, which serves as the critical link between the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and the National Codex Committee (NCC). Through Codex Guyana has been provided with the opportunity to attend several CAC forums and develop its Codex standards, which addresses food safety issues across borders and reduces technical trade barriers. Codex standards provides guidelines for food hygiene, the limits for food additives, residues for pesticides and veterinary drugs among other contaminants. Guyana has been a member of Codex since 1970 and the National Codex Committee was resuscitated in March of 2014.Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said Government is grateful for the support from the Chilean Government and the IICA. He said over the years, the National Codex steering committee has encountered difficulties adding that since its resuscitation in 2014, the committee has been functioning well.“While the workshop would have discussed and delivered strategic methods for strengthening the national Codex structure of Guyana it is also a stepping stone to ensuring that quality and safe food is available to consumers,” Minister Holder said.He added that agriculture plays a significant role in the development of Guyana and they are mandated to ensure the country is food secure, adding that the Ministry has embarked on a more structured mechanism to ensure food safety and security.Moreover, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin said the development of standards needs more emphasis and that quality and quantity should be measured. He also advised that businesses know their markets.“The development and use of standards is driven by the need to do business, standards can improve the quality of products by specifying certain requirements which have to be met in order to sell it, to import it or to export it. Harmonised standards can create a level playing field in which good and services can be traded internationally,” he said. “This aspect of standards need more emphasis and that our regulatory and trade facilitation agencies must have among their key performance indicators some measure of the quantity and quality of their output as facilitators of business,” Minister Gaskin added. The Codex Procedural Manual and the Codex Strategic Plan was handed over to the Ministers of Agriculture and Business at the event.last_img read more

Stricker leads PGA, Woods woeful

first_imgStricker, a 44-year-old American seeking his first major title, led a US charge atop the leaderboard in hopes of ending the record six-major drought since an American captured one of golf’s most coveted crowns.Perennial major contender Stricker had a chance to become the first man to fire a 62 in a major but missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole, his last of the day.“I realized it was for 62. I didn’t realize it was for history,” Stricker said. “It never really registered. I was just trying to make a birdie and never thought about the history of it. I hit a good putt. It just didn’t go in.”American Jerry Kelly, a pal of fellow Wisconsinite Stricker, was second on 65 with compatriot Shaun Micheel another shot adrift and US veteran Scott Verplank fourth on 63.No American has won a major title since Phil Mickelson at the 2010 Masters and if no US player hoists the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday, 2011 will be the first year since 1994 with no US major winner.Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, who won his breakthrough major title two months ago at Congressional Country Club, suffered his injury after blasting a 7-iron shot near a tree root on the third hole.Doctors made a preliminary diagnosis of the tendon strain after an MRI exam but McIlroy will not decide whether or not he plays Friday until he tests himself in warming up before his scheduled morning start.“If I can strap it up and play again tomorrow I will,” McIlroy said.Former World No. 1 and 14-time major winner Woods, in his second week back after a three-month injury layoff, fired his worst opening round in a major, matching his sixth-worst career round to put him at risk of missing the cut.It was the worst 18-holes for Woods at a US-based major and matched the second-worst of his career at any major event, the only poorer total being his 10-over 81 at the 2002 British Open.“I can’t just go out there and play by feel,” Woods said. “I’m not at that point yet.”McIlroy felt pain and swelling in his wrist but fought on, admitting later, “To be honest, I finished with one hand.”“I jarred my right wrist and right arm,” McIlroy said. “The impact went through the club. Just then, on that shot, there was a sharp pain up my arm.”McIlroy iced his forearm and had a medical trainer examine it amid fears he might have to withdraw, but he fired four birdies and four bogeys on the day.“They said if you feel comfortable, play on, but there’s no point in risking it,” McIlroy said. “I thought, ‘There are seven or eight months until the Masters so I might as well play through the pain.’ I’m glad I did it.”Atlanta Athletic Club, renovated and lengthened after surrendering the lowest 72-hole major score of 265 to winner David Toms at the 2001 PGA Championship, showed its vulnerable side again thanks to Stricker.Stricker opened with three birdies in a row and added others at the 260-yard par-3 15th and par-4 18th, dominating over the four-hole stretch most players declared the course’s toughest.“I really had no expectations coming into the round,” Stricker said. “I didn’t make many birdies in practice. I really didn’t know what to expect but I got it going.”He added birdies at the first and par-5 fifth and nearly added another to make history, instead firing the 25th 63 in majors history, the first at a PGA since Woods in 2007 in the second round of his victory at Southern Hills.Woods, who could miss the cut for only the third time in a major event, briefly grabbed a share of the lead after birdies on three of his first five holes following a 10th-tee start.“I said, ‘You know what, I’m feeling good, let’s just let it go.’ And it cost me the whole round,” Woods said. “My shots don’t shape like they used to.”Left leg injuries suffered in April at the Masters kept Woods from playing a full 18 holes competitively until last week.Woods, chasing the all-time record of 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus, has not won any title since his infamous sex scandal erupted in November of 2009 and has not won a major since the 2008 US Open.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ATLANTA, Georgia, August 12 – Steve Stricker has matched the low round in major golf history, firing a seven-under par 63 for a two-shot lead while Tiger Woods stumbled to a opening 77 at the 93rd PGA Championship.And reigning US Open champion Rory McIlroy added to the drama, his status for round two unknown until Friday after straining a tendon in his right wrist hitting a shot on the third hole but playing through the pain and firing a 70.last_img read more

Migliozzi, Arnaus share Kenya Open lead

first_imgThey went on to take full advantage of   De Jagger’s slip-up, to post the two best scores of the round and of their European tour careers, for a share of the lead heading to the final round of action.Miglozzi was the first to make a move on the leader after holing a birdie on the par-3, second to make the most of De Jagger’s bogey on the first.The Italian followed this up with a hat-trick of birdies, from the 5th to 7th holes for a front nine score of 31.On his part, De Jagger was doing just enough to hold on to the lead this far, with a par score of 35 after his first nine holes.This while Arnaus had gone one better with five birdies through the same holes for a first nine score of 30 to make for a captivating race to the finish with a three-way tie.De Jagger was the first to make his move with back to back birdies at the 10th and 11th to break away momentarily with Arnaus and Miglozzi managing one birdie at the same holes. It was the Spaniard’s turn for back to back birdies on the 12th and 13th, with Miglozzi managing pars on the same as De Jagger dropped a shot on the 12th.The South African would fade away in the last five holes dropping three shots at the 13th, 15th and 16th coupled with birdies on the 14th and 18th while holding par at the 17th to relinquish the lead with a total round score of 1-under par to take his overall tally to 13-under par, 200.Arnaus would hold par on the 13th and 14th before dropping a shot at the 15th with Miglozzi holing a birdie on the 13th and holding par at the 14th and 15th, they both held par at the Johnnie Walker sponsored, par-3 16th.Miglozzi seemed to have secured the lead after hitting a birdie at the par-4 17th with Arnaus holding par.The Italian would however drop a shot at the 18th to take his round’s score to 7-under par, 64 with Arnaus hitting birdie for a round’s score of 6-under par 65 to see the two share of the lead on 14-under par after three rounds.Italy’s Guido Miglozzi during third round action at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open.-1Speaking after his round Adrian Arnaus expressed his delight with his performance especially in the front nine while hoping to maintain the same in the last round.“I would have loved to have been here after my front nine yesterday – that’s what I was playing for. I am happy that I was able to turn it around and it has been a lot of fun so far, and hopefully it will continue to be tomorrow.” He said.“Yesterday over the front nine I didn’t quite feel as good as I was having thoughts about my swing, but after that it all seemed to click and I have been able to implement new swing thoughts over and over since.” He added.Speaking on his preparations for the final round he said: “I have been in this position before, and I think that everything in the past is going to help me – all I have to do is try and play good golf again tomorrow.”On his part Arnaus lauded his solid performance in the round, mentioning that his work on the greens was finally paying off.“I played very solid out there today. My putting was really good, I have been working at that a lot on the greens over the past few days, and I saw a lot of good results from that today.”Speaking on the course conditions, he said: “It is a very tough course and you have to keep the ball on the fairway. The greens are getting tougher and tougher so you have to keep the ball in play to give yourself a chance here.”On his plans for the final round, he added, “I am confident with my game, and I am hoping that my best game – like I played today – will be enough tomorrow.”A second CUT was applied at 3-over par, 216 after the round, to see the initial field of 79 trimmed to 72 and ties, for the last round to be played tomorrow at the same venue. Among those who missed the cut to play in the final round include Spain’s Borja Virto, Welshman Oliver Farr.Round four action tees off at 7:11 AM, with Chilean duo of Nico Geyger and Hugo Leon getting things underway, the leading group of Adri Arnaus and Guido Miglozzi will tee off at 12:50 PM, from the first tee.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spain’s Adri Arnaus celebrates after holing a birdie during third round action at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open.NAIROBI, Kenya, March 16 – Italy’s Guido Miglozzi and Spain’s Adri Arnaus played rounds of 7-under par and 6-under par respectively to charge to the top of the leader board after round three action at the Karen Country Club for a total score of 14-under par, 199 apiece.The duo, who were playing partners in game 39, started the day four and five shots behind overnight leader Louis De Jagger.last_img read more

ELLEN WINS €68,900 ON WINNING STREAK

first_imgEileen Griffin, who played on behalf of her mother Ellen Bradley from Drumcannon, Lifford, Co. Donegal won €68,900 on last Saturday’s (1September 2012) National Lottery Winning Streak TV Gameshow held in RTE.Pictured at the presentations of cheques were from left: Marty Whelan, Gameshow Host, Eileen Griffin who played on behalf of her Mother, Ellen Bradley, winner,   Harry Cooke, Head of Operations and Corporate Affairs The National Lottery and Geri Maye, Gameshow Host. The winning ticket was bought in Supermarket & Post Office  The Cross Lifford Co Donegal. Pic Mac Innes Photography  ELLEN WINS €68,900 ON WINNING STREAK was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 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

UW-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball grabs road win at UW-Fond du Lac

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterFOND DU LAC — The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball team took the lead early and held off UW-Fond du Lac on the road 47-41 on Friday night.The Marauders women are now 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.Marshfield led 20-11 at halftime as both teams struggled offensively. The Marauders held on to the lead the rest of the way.Taylor Lynn had 13 points, Brooke Schultze added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Paige Newman had eight points and eight rebounds for the Marauders.Marshfield shot just 30 percent (18 of 60) but made 11 of 14 free throws and held Fond du Lac to 22 percent shooting (12 of 55).UW-Marshfield/Wood County is now off for a little more than three weeks for semester break and returns to action Jan. 5 at home against UW-Manitowoc.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marauders 47, Falcons 41UW-Marshfield/Wood County 20 27 – 47UW-Fond du Lac 11 30 – 41UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (47): Meacham 0-5 0-0 0, Schultze 1-5 8-10 10, Jankowski 2-6 0-0 4, Newman 3-7 2-2 8, Bump 1-3 0-0 2, Lynn 6-20 1-2 13, Turner 2-4 0-0 4, Stroetz 1-1 0-0 2, Patiel 2-9 0-0 4. FG: 18-60. FT: 11-14. 3-pointers: 0-4 (Newman 0-1, Meacham 0-3). Rebounds: 53 (Newman 8). Turnovers: 22. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none.UW-FOND DU LAC (41): Hilbert 4-7 6-7 14, Williams 0-3 3-4 3, B. Retzleff 1-10 0-0 3, Garriety 2-11 0-0 4, A. Retzleff 2-6 0-2 4, Flood 2-9 2-2 8, Wagner 1-9 3-5 5. FG: 12-55. FT: 14-20. 3-pointers: 3-18 (Flood 2-5, B. Retzleff 1-5, Garriety 0-4, A. Retzleff 0-4). Rebounds: 39 (Four with five). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none.last_img read more

Marcus Buckingham #CoolTools #Podcast w/ Craig Fisher #SHRM15

first_imgMarcus Buckingham chats with Craig Fisher at the 2015 SHRM annual conference about his research that shows performance management is broken and that we determine promotions and raises in the workplace based on bad data. He also discusses how he rebuilt his company, TMBC, to better address these issues at a team leader level by strategically combining technology and coaching to help organizations know and grow.last_img

Google Deputizes the Crowd to Help Edit Maps

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Google#NYT#web It always seemed pretty brave of Google to try to maintain an up-to-date, accurate map of the entire world when their business (advertising) makes a lot more money off of U.S. and European users than, say, users in South Sudan. But Google Maps expanded top-level international support for Maps last month, indicating a bigger commitment to localized content, which means the internal reviewers will need all the help they can get.The service hasn’t always treated all locations equally. For example, earlier this summer, Google Maps restored the name of Martyr’s Square in Tripoli – renamed Green Square by Moamar Gaddafi’s regime – practically overnight while that revolution was in the news. By contrast, South Sudan, which gained independence from the North months ago, still doesn’t exist on Google Maps. In keeping with these priorities, Google still hasn’t responded to us with comment on why that is.Google Maps vs. the CIA World FactbookMeanwhile, it took three years for Map Maker to open in the U.S. Take that as an indication of where Google’s internal editorial priorities were; they didn’t need any help with the U.S. until this year. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img jon mitchell Photo credit: GoogleHave you ever edited a Google Map? Tell us about it in the comments. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has finally admitted that it can’t keep Google Maps up to date without the crowd’s help. The LatLong Team has just announced a Regional Expert Reviewer program, appointing the best contributors to Google Map Maker as volunteer moderators.Map Maker, which launched in 2008, allows Maps users to submit edits, but these all had to be reviewed by internal Google teams before being added to the live map. Today’s change shifts some of that burden onto the most dedicated volunteers, indicating that Google no longer wants to handle all that work itself.last_img read more