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Bridgmohan lands double stakes at Fair Grounds

first_imgNEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CMC): Jamaican Shaun Bridgmohan carved out narrow victories to win two of the six added-money events on the 12-race card at Fair Grounds here Saturday. The 37-year-old Bridgmohan partnered with favourite Cash Control to win the US$75,000 Blushing K. D. Stakes by a head in race five, and returned in race seven to pilot 4-1 bet Western Reserve to victory by a nose in the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes. Bridgmohan also added race 12 to his tally when he scored with 3-1 chance Pam’s Meadow in a 51/2 furlong sprint, to move to 11 wins and earnings of $238 470 in the season, which began November 19 and wraps April 2 next year. Bridgmohan’s opening win came over a mile and sixteenth, when he carried five-year-old bay mare Cash Control to a squeaker over the three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares, in a time of one minute, 42.92 seconds. Freudie Anne set the early pace with splits of 23.44 seconds for the first quarter-mile and 48.24 at the half, as Bridgmohan and Cash Control tracked from second on the outside. Approaching the quarter-pole, Cash Control attacked the leader and Kitten’s Roar followed, with the pair hitting the front. Kitten’s Roar poked her nose in front at the sixteenth pole, but Bridgmohan clawed back to get Cash Control to the wire first on the head bob. In the Buddy Diliberto also over a mile and sixteenth, Bridgmohan steered four-year-old gelding Western Reserve to victory by a nose over the three-year-old and upwards. The pair stalked the pace from third as Sky Flight and Ibaka disputed the half-mile run in 48.62 seconds. As the race swung for home, Western Reserve eked out a small lead, but Granny’s Kitten and Greengrassofyoming came to challenge, leading to a three-way battle to the wire.last_img read more

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Ginebra kicks off PBA Governors’ Cup with win over Columbian

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Barangay Ginebra started off its conference the right way with a cool 96-84 victory over hapless Columbian in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “But we made turnovers, silly turnovers, we weren’t rebounding and many respect to the guys that we were lucky to be able to pull this one out.”Although Ginebra managed to outrebound the Dyip by a wide margin, 65-45, the gin Kings turned the ball over 24 times allowing Colmbian to score 23 points off of those miscues.Brownlee put up 34 points and 20 boards for the Gin Kings while Greg Slaughter and Aguilar had 14 points apiece and a combined 16 rebounds.Jerramy King led Columbian with 17 points while Akeem Wright had 12 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Gin Kings not only started the final conference on the right track but they also extended the Dyip’s agony to four straight losses.After going back and forth in the first three quarters, the Gin Kings were able to pull away from 66-all early in the with an 18-6 run for a commanding 84-72 lead with 3:23 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Justin Brownlee put the game beyond reach with two three-pointers for 94-78 lead with 1:13 remaining.“It took us a long time to get going and in the fourth quarter we finally got our legs and we started to play the way we liked to,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ronaldo ‘furious’ at losing to Modric for UEFA player of year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READlast_img read more

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S/Court Postpones Chronicle Newspaper Closure Case

first_imgThe Supreme Court was on Wednesday, September 24, compelled to postpone further hearings into a request to reopen the National Chronicle Newspaper filed by the Press Union of Liberia against the government.The High Court’s action came after state lawyers contended they have not received a copy of the amended document filed by the PUL’s lawyers before the court.The publisher of the paper, Philipbert Brown was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) for publishing a story in which he said, “An interim government was being established in the United States of America to replace the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government.”Besides, government’s lawyers noted that the amended documents were so bulky and they needed more time to review it before going ahead with the case. They also asked the Court to cancel the scheduled September 24 hearing on the PUL’s amended motion.However, the Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh approved the request on Wednesday afternoon and subsequently postponed the case to Friday, September 26.“Issues that were raised during said hearings and the processes it could have entailed for all involved to file their respective responsive pleadings such as comments and oppositions, or even motions, became a consideration,” the Associate Justice said before he would postpone the matter.Earlier, the PUL’s lawyers decided to amend some wordings in their complaint to emphasize the constitutional basis for which the paper was closed.Apart from replacing some of the words, the paper’s lawyers also wanted the High Court to interpret the constitutional violation committed by the paper.“We did withdraw our request and filed another, amended on the basis of improving on what we had previously filed before the court,” Cllr. Syrenius Cephus added when he spoke with journalists after the hearings were suspended.“This issue is very much dedicated and hopefully we might proceed before the full bench of the Supreme Court,” he noted, “because there are many constitutional issues that would require the intervention of the Full Bench.”The PUL, in the petition, condemned the closure of the paper as a violation of press freedom and free speech as guaranteed under Article 15 (c) of the 1986 Constitution of the Republic of Liberia. The petition lamented that “the constitutional guarantee of the unlimited rights of the public to be informed” is being “threatened, hijacked and trampled upon by the arbitrary and illegal closure order of the offices of the national Chronicle Newspaper…”  The PUL emphasized the urgency of the petition “…to inhibit, restrain and prevent the unorthodox application of scare tactics and martial law practices adopted by the government…to prevent it from demonstrating a callous and blatant disregard for press freedom, individual rights as enshrined in the 1986 constitution of Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ganja smuggling lands man on remand

first_imgA man who attempted to sneak ganja into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts lockup for his friend will now join him in jail as he was remanded to prison for the offence.Earl Morrian appeared in court on Friday, denying the allegations made against him as he stood before Magistrate Leron Daly.The prosecution is contending that on October 25, 2018, the defendant went to visit a prisoner, who was charged with murder and during a routine check of the meal he had taken for his friend, the narcotic was found.Morrian was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence. Unrepresented by legal counsel, the man told the court that he had no knowledge about the cannabis and how it was placed in the food. He was nonetheless remanded to prison and the case will continue on November 23.last_img read more

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Ticketmaster Travel Agency supports GCB 75th anniversary raffle

first_img– final drawing slated to take place on November 17, 2018Ticketmaster Travel Agency, a popular travel agency in Georgetown, has joined corporate Guyana in support of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) grand fundraising raffle for its 75th anniversary, in aid of youth and female cricket development, which was launched in April 2018.GCB Marketing Manager Raj Singh receiving the commitment of the return ticket to New York from Ticketmaster Travel Agency travel consultant Luciana D’AndradeThe Travel Agency is sponsoring a return ticket to New York, the fourth prize.The GCB was officially formed in 1943 and is currently celebrating its 75th year of existence or diamond anniversary. The raffle was the very first activity planned for the celebration, and is being overseen by Anand Kalladeen, Raj Singh, and Anand Sanasie. The GCB also held a prayer breakfast at the GCC Members Pavilion in May 2018. Other activities are planned for the remainder of the year.There will be eight very attractive prizes raffled off at the final drawing. The first and second prizes take care of your transportation woes, an awesome motor car will be the first prize, with a beautiful Jialing motorcycle as the second prize, which is sponsored by Marics & Co. The third prize is a 60-inch television set.The fourth prize, return airfare to New York, carries a special condition – it does not include a visa but it is anticipated that the ticket holder can either obtain a visa on his/her own or the GCB and the sponsor may be flexible to agree to a transfer of the ticket to a relative or friend of the winner.The fifth prize is a beautiful gold necklace, which is sponsored by popular jewellery establishment, Steve’s Jewellery. The sixth prize is an Acer laptop computer, which is sponsored by SPR Enterprises located on Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown.The seventh prize is a return trip for two to Kaieteur Falls, which is sponsored by Roraima, a member of the Roraima Group of Companies. The eighth prize is a day trip for two to one of our most exotic resorts, Arrowpoint Nature Resort.Raffle tickets have been priced very inexpensively at just $200 per ticket and are very conveniently distributed in books of 25 for an even $5000. The final drawing is set for November 17, 2018.Tickets will be on sale at the Providence National Stadium during the two ODIs between the West Indies and Bangladesh, so be on the lookout for our ticket vendors. Tickets are on sale at specified outlets around the country and from any executive member of the GCB.last_img read more

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Bonds finally signs new contract

first_img“I expect he will be ready to go,” general manager Brian Sabean said. The 42-year-old Bonds is 22 homers shy of breaking Hank Aaron’s career record of 755. Bonds signed the contract Tuesday, and it was sent overnight mail to the Giants. The team then faxed a copy to the commissioner’s office for approval. His agent, Jeff Borris, and the Giants reached a preliminary agreement on Dec. 7, then spent weeks negotiating the final terms. The team announced the deal Jan. 29 and Bonds did an interview via conference call. But his first contract contained a provision detailing his responsibilities for promotional appearances and was rejected by the commissioner’s office. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Daisuke Matsuzaka smiled at some questions, grew pensive about others and responded with a mixture of diplomacy and directness. In his first spring training news conference Thursday, Boston’s $103 million pitcher said he would remain humble as a rookie, apologize to Red Sox teammates if the media crush annoyed them and has had no problems adjusting to his new country. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barry Bonds finally signed his one-year, $15.8 million deal, and it was approved Thursday by the commissioner’s office. That ended more than two months of wrangling between the slugger and the San Francisco Giants over contract language. With both sides satisfied, Bonds is scheduled to report Monday to spring training. He likely will participate in the Giants’ first full-squad workout Tuesday. center_img The Japanese star told a large media throng that he won’t abandon what has worked, even pitches high in the strike zone that contributed to his success. “I have no plans to change,” the 26-year-old right-hander said with one of many grins he flashed during his 42-minute news conference at a table on the roof of the third-base dugout at overcast City of Palms Park. TAMPA, Fla. – Joe Torre spoke to Bernie Williams and the message from the New York Yankees’ manager was clear: Come to spring training. Williams, feeling slighted by the only major league team he’s played for, has refused to accept a minor-league contract. After Torre left some telephone messages, the 38-year-old outfielder called back on Wednesday afternoon. “The only thing I stressed to him yesterday is, `If you want to continue to play, you can’t do it if you stay up there. We have to see you,’ ” Torre said Thursday. Torre said if Williams does come to spring training, he would have a real chance of earning a spot on the 25-man roster The Yankees will honor the memory of former South Hills High School standout Cory Lidle by wearing black arm bands on the left sleeves of their uniforms this season. Lidle was acquired by the Yankees last summer from Philadelphia, and the 34-year-old pitcher died Oct. 11 when his plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building. The Yankees have not assigned No. 30, the number Lidle wore, to anyone this spring. PEORIA, Ariz. – On the first morning of spring training, Seattle manager Mike Hargrove was fired up about his hot seat. Mariners chairman and CEO Howard Lincoln declared six months ago that Hargrove and general manager Bill Bavasi “are on my hot seat” for 2007 following the team’s third consecutive last-place finish in the AL West. Hargrove often was asked about the comment during the off-season, and always answered calmly. But when he was questioned again Thursday, he became noticeably irritated. “I’ve got two words: Good. Bye. How’s that?” Hargrove 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
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Foster will be gunning for No. 1

first_imgJODIE’S COMPETITION: In the new release category it’s a wide-open field for Foster. Her flick will most certainly push the well-received Western “3:10 to Yuma” from first place to second. But “Yuma” should retain at least half of its $14 million opening with the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale flick enjoying solid word of mouth. WOOD YOU WATCH? The prospects for new comedy “Mr. Woodcock” starring Billy Bob Thornton, Sean William Scott and Susan Sarandon look pretty limp. “Woodcock” has Thorton playing the hated former junior high school gym teacher of Scott’s character who ends up marrying his mother (Sarandon). I missed the screening of this movie so I’m not gonna diss it but I don’t see it opening to much more than $5 million or so. It just makes me feel sad that a fine actress like Sarandon, an Oscar winner for “Dead Man Walking” with four other nominations, is relegated to this genre. I think I’ll watch a really good Sarandon gem like “Thelma and Louise,” “Igby Goes Down” or “Safe Passage” at home instead. THE OTHERS: The fantasy-adventure flick “Dragon Wars” is targeted at young males. But it’s got some hurdles to overcome: no big-name stars, low awareness, and it comes on the heels of a summer season that had some really good action flicks. If it manages more than a $5 million debut I will be walking around in a shocked stupor. SNEAKY: Shhhhh. Can you keep a secret? If you check movie listings on Saturday morning, you might see that you live near one of the 815 theaters that will be holding a “sneak peak” of the thriller “The Kingdom” starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman. STREAKING: If Jodie and company come through and combine to earn more than the batch of movies released on the same weekend a year ago, the domestic box office will have 10 consecutive up weekends. This should happen, but after that things get a bit dicey. A BOX OFFICE GIFT: Tyler Mane, the very tall actor who plays Michael Myers in “Halloween (2007)” told me at a pre-Emmy party this week that when his movie opened in first place with $26.3 million, it coincided with a landmark event in his personal life. “It was fantastic,” he said. “I don’t think anybody thought it would do what it did when it took the Labor Day box office record. It made history and it was actually a very good weekend for me because I got married on Labor Day. So I’ll remember Labor Day for a long, long time. It was very nice to get that box office then get married.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jodie Foster as a gun-toting vigilante? You bet. Moviegoers are gonna be intrigued enough to propel “The Brave One” to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend. The R-rated Warner Bros. action flick opens today and features the two-time Academy Award winning actress in the type of strong female role that has been successful in previous Foster films – “Panic Room,” “Flightplan,” “Inside Man” and “Contact.” Each of those movies has grossed $100 million domestically or came awfully close. Still, I think “Brave” will be hard-pressed to equal the $30 million opening achieved by “Panic” five years ago. But it should debut in the $20-$25 million range. last_img read more

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Lazio join Everton in race for Galatasaray winger

first_img1 Bruma in action for Galatasaray against Arsenal Lazio have joined Everton in the pursuit to sign young Galatasaray winger Bruma.According to Forza Italian Football, the Serie A club are willing to pay Galatasaray around £1m to secure an initial loan deal for the 20-year-old. The Portugal under-21 international has struggled to make an impact with the Turkish giants since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in 2013, and has netted just three times this season.Everton, who have been tracking Bruma since January, remain keen on signing the pacy wide-man, but are also likely to face competition from Borussia Dortmund.last_img read more

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Good news for Man United in pursuit of Pedro signing

first_img Read the latest news on Pedro’s future here 1 Will Pedro be a Premier League player next season?Here, talkSPORT looks at the latest news on what is fast becoming a transfer saga.PEDRO HAS DOUBTSSergio Busquets, Pedro’s Barcelona and Spain team-mate, says he hopes his friend stays at the club, though accepts any decision on his future will be down to Pedro. “I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time, but I understand that he has doubts,” he said.PAY UP OR GET LOST“Like I’ve said before, if a player wants to go, someone will have to meet their release clause, otherwise it will be difficult,” Luis Enrique, the Barcelona manager said, in a clear indication Pedro will leave in the summer. That is providing there is a club willing to stump up the £21m Enrique referenced when he mentioned the release clause, report Marca.MAN UNITED CLOSING INSpanish publication AS say Man United are closing in on Pedro and money to activate the £21m release clause could come from funds generated from selling Angel Di Maria to PSG.last_img read more

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TRANSFER SHOCK! Real Madrid plotting sensational raid on West Ham

first_imgReal Madrid are preparing an audacious swoop for West Ham star Dimitri Payet.The France international has been a revelation after moving to Upton Park last summer from Marseille for a fee of around £10m.The 29-year-old has bagged 12 goals from midfield and established himself as a huge favourite among the West Ham faithful.But, according to France Football, Real Madrid are now trying to lure Payet to Spain this summer.The La Liga giants have been impressed by the attacking midfielder this season and believe he would be a perfect addition.West Ham are likely to reject any bids, however, after tying Payet down to a new five-and-a-half year contract in February. 1 Dimitri Payet in action for West Ham last_img read more

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