JOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: (On tying Jerry Bailey on career Grade I stakes wins with 216): “It’s quite a feat.It is something that is going to go up there as one of my greatest achievements. Just to equal a guy like Jerry Bailey is amazing. He’s someone I’ve looked up to for years. That was actually Jerry’s celebration out of respect.“My hat’s off to West Point Thoroughbreds, John Shirreffs and the whole barn, so many people. They work so hard with this mare. She has one eye (her right) so she gets a little bit of anxiety at times. We work hard with her and it’s great to see the hard work that we put in pay off today.(On what he loves about horse racing) “The horse. After the horse it’s the wonderful people you meet. But the horse brings us all together.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, BELLAFINA, SECOND: “The outside horse was sort of pressing me on the pace a little bit, but nevertheless she was comfortable. When we were heading for home around the eighth pole, she was still running, but then in the blink of an eye, I was like, ‘Wow, what happened?’ She ran a great race for her first race back from the Breeders’ Cup. That’s hard for any horse. She ran a good solid, second today.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SHIRREFFS, TRAINER, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “Yes, she was really a handful going to the gate. She only has the one eye (her right), and when she gets nervous, she tends to spin around to see. This was a great race to win. For a filly to win a Grade I, that’s like a PhD, so it makes it especially fulfilling.“Mike (Smith) has really made a difference with her. When he made the decision to ride her, he put his reputation as a horseman on the line. I think that made this even more special.”TERRY FINLEY, MANAGING PARTNER WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “I’d like to thank the partners because it all starts with them. We were all excited about the race. We felt the big favorite (Bellafina) on paper would be tough to beat but that is why they run the races and I’m just proud of the entire team.“I love the people from all over who are dedicated to our industry and our horses. If we do that every single day I think or game is going to be better. We are all focused on 2020 and we are going to make this industry better.”NOTES: The winning owners are Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dottie Ingordo, David and Steve Mooney.
Iñigo highlighted the capacity for suffering in Elche Y Tenerife with drugstores and penalties to circumvent rivals of Second: “The work of the team has been brutal, very few teams would have turned around in Elche with one less and, based on sacrifice and wanting, we knew how to get the game forward and today the same, with the lines together, long suffering back because they filtered many passes. “Mirandés, Granada and Real in the hype this Friday: “Anyone will be complicated, no one expected these four teams in the semi-finals. We have a great opportunity to reach the final.” The international defender said that “this is not paid, it remains for a lifetime how we received the fans, we owed it.” The greatest joy of rojiblanco to date: “Yes, of course, these moments are rarely lived, it is increasingly difficult and we with even more reason.” Iñigo Martínez he couldn’t hide his share of joy after the crush of the Athletic before him Barça: “It has been a past, a barbarity there have been three seconds that I could not even react to the emotion and I did not believe it, I have seen everyone run and enjoyed,” said the central ondarrutarra just after the game. “I want to enjoy with my family and I don’t care about the semifinals rival, we have faced Barça, one goes on and the other stays. ““We have all suffered and paddled in the same direction, we have seized the opportunity we have had,” insisted the central, who remembered that there is nothing left but to tie the males to an opponent like Barça: “With Barça you have to suffer, even with Madrid, you stayed at the doors, even more. They have had their chances, but they have not taken advantage of them.”
The thing did not end in a simple trip. Due to weather conditions unsuitable for driving, The former German international had an accident on the A9 motorway linking Munich and Berlin, where his son is located. He tore his Mercedes apart in a collision with the guardrails. The cost of the damages rises to a total of 25,000 euros and Bayern did not hesitate to act, imposing an economic sanction that will go to hospitals to help fight the coronavirus. “Boateng acted contrary to the FCB guidelines, which regulate the behavior of club players in the current situation in accordance with the mobility restrictions established by the state of Bavaria and the recommendations of the health authorities. Bayern believes that it should be an example for society, “the club explained in a statement. Jerome Boateng has exploded against the financial fine imposed on him by Bayern Munich after wanting to leave the city of Munich despite the strict guidelines issued by the club. “It is sad,” the defender of the German champion was quoted in the Bild newspaper. “I will accept all kinds of fines, as long as they are legitimate. I am also aware that it was surely a mistake not to inform the club about my trip, but at that time only my son was going through my head. He was not in good health. When a son calls his father, it is clear that he gets in the car no matter what time it is. For him I accept and will accept all kinds of fines, in the end he is my son. I would like to see the father not do the same at that time to be next to his four-year-old son. If this carries a fine, well, “he concluded.
In 1953 when I sat on the grounds at Sabina Park looking first at Polly Umrigar, then Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Clyde Walcott, and later at Pankaj Roy and Vijay Manjrekar scoring centuries, I never believed, or knew, what a lasting effect it would have on me. Today, 64 years later, and after seeing the likes of Jeffrey Stollmeyer, J.K. Holt Jr, Peter May, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Colin McDonald, Tom Graveney, Rohan Kanhai, Conrad Hunte, Seymour Nurse, Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran, David Gower, Viv Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, V.V. S. Laxman, Greg Chappell, Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Marin Crowe and Shivnarine Chanderpaul batting in all their glory, I now understand their effect on me. Cricket, it has long been said, is a batsman’s game, and the more I see it, even in spite of the excitement of the fast bowlers and their sheering pace and flying bouncers, and the spin bowlers and their puzzling spin, the more I believe it, and the more I understand why batting has a special effect on me. I will never forget the leg glance of a Stollmeyer, the flowing, elegant strokes of a Worrell, the wristy cuts of one like Weekes, the smooth grace of a Graveney, the polish of a May, the cover-drive of a Harvey, the oriental magic of men like Majid, Abbas, Gavaskar, and Laxman, and, of course, the classical strokes of Rowe, and the Caribbean flamboyance of a Kanhai, a Richards, and a Lara. Statistics are great, and those who live by statistics, those responsible for creating statistics are just as great. Those whose presence are commanding, however, those whose every move is elegant and graceful, and those who breathe class in every way, those who seem born to play the game are, to me, the ones who remain riveted in my memory. Between February 26 and March 4, 1958, the batsman who left an indelible mark on my young mind was the tall left-hander Garry Sobers batting with his collars up. In 1953, at the tender age of 17, he made his debut appearance at Sabina Park as a left-arm spin bowler, and, since then, he had developed his batting to such a degree that he was considered an all-rounder, or as a batsman good enough to bat at number three on the West Indies team. When he walked out to bat at 87 for one on that day, February 27, Sobers’ best score was 80. He had never reached a century in Test matches. Little did we know, all that was to end, and end very soon at that. Chasing Pakistan’s first innings of 328 and batting with Conrad Hunte, who had made 260 run out, Sobers scored 365 not out while batting for 10 hours and 14 minutes and stroking 38 boundaries to all parts of Sabina Park. In doing so, he shared in a world-record partnership off 446 runs in a huge 790 for three declared. It was an innings out of the top drawer, it was three hours and three minutes less than Hutton’s previous record score of 364 scored in 1938. It was five hours 56 minutes less than the time Hanif took to score his 337 earlier in the series. It was an innings filled with confident and glittering strokes, an innings which was halted only because of the invasion of the excited crowd, an innings which seems destined to last forever. And the world welcomed him, and his grand performance. In two days of cricket, Sobers had gone from a left-arm orthodox spin bowler to the holder of the game’s highest individual score. From a batsman who, in 24 innings, had passed 50 only on six occasions, to a batsman who suddenly stood atop the world as the holder of the world record. When I remember the state of the pitch, although at the time it meant very little to me, and when I recall the injury to Mahmood Husain and to Nasim-ul-Ghani, which left the attack short on quality, it was not the best innings that I had ever seen. To be played by one so young, however, to be played by a bowler who had become a batsman, to go straight to the top so quickly, to parade such splendid stroke-play, such batsmanship, and to score so rapidly, and to bat for such a long time, struck me as something out of the ordinary. His subsequent innings, such as his 132 at Brisbane in 1960 in probably the greatest Test match of all, his 163 not out at Lord’s in 1966 to rescue the West Indies after they were forced to follow-on and were just nine runs ahead in their second innings, and his 113 not out at Sabina Park in 1968 when the West Indies were forced to follow-on and left to bat on a devil of a pitch, as great as they were, seemed as mere footprints. That is why, despite the words of historians and writers like Neville Cardus, A. A. Thompson, and Robertson Glasgow and what they had to say about batsmen like Victor Trumper, Don Bradman, Walter Hammond, and George Headley, and with due respect to the modern giants like Sunil Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, and Sachin Tendulkar, for me the greatest of them all is Garry Sobers, the left-arm orthodox spin bowler, who, over time, became a great batsman, a brilliant close-to-the-wicket fielder, a fast left-arm bowler good enough to open the West Indies bowling despite the presence of Wes Hall and Charlie Griffith, and a confusing wrist spinner. In spite of his other talents, his five special gifts as a cricketer, he was, to me, and to many across the world, one of a kind as a batsman, and especially as a left-hander. FIRST TEST CENTURY
Winning start The 20-year-old Racraquin displayed leadership beyond her years in leading San Beda to a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 triumph over St. Benilde in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I know that I have something different to offer,” said Racraquin, who scored 15 points including 12 attacks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTrue to her promise, the 5-foot-8 stunner also proved to be as sharp on the defensive end, making 22 excellent digs and 10 receptions for the Lady Red Spikers, who improved to a 2-1 record.In the second match, Lyceum downed Jose Rizal University, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, 25-22, for its first win. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SBC’s top hitter Cesca Racraquin challenges St. Benildes’ Dianne Ventura as Marites Pablo tries to provide help during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Flying V Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChesca Racraquin doesn’t mind being likened to seasoned veteran Rachel Anne Daquis, but as much as possible, she wants to carve her own niche.On Wednesday night she made a strong case for it.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Beda had the chance to finish the match early but allowed St. Benilde to come back mainly through Ranya Musa, who had 22 points including eight blocks.“We lacked the aggressiveness in the third set because after winning the first two we became very complacent,” said Racraquin.The fourth frame was tied at 13 until “our rotation allowed us to make crucial adjustments,” said Racraquin, whose three straight points gave San Beda a 20-17 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Never an easy road to the Grand Slam MOST READ View comments
Mama Korpo, Gbarpolu County’s Coordinator of the National Union of the Disabled, has frowned on the marginalization of people living with disabilities in the county.She said disabled people cannot easily have access to public facilities such as hospitals, schools and other youth empowerment activities, in the county.She made the statement Saturday, May 3, when she attended the World Press Freedom Day in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County.“These facilities are built in a way that people who are disabled cannot easily go in or out of them,” she said. She further stated that when they visit the hospital, they are hardly cared for or attended to.According to her, nurses ignore them and “they feel like talking to us is a waste of time,” she added, sadly.She further stated that because of their physical disabilities, most of them find it difficult to enter hospital buildings, “because the stairs are high and some of us don’t have people to take us around.”“For the younger children,” she narrated, “particularly those who are blind, they face problems going to school; so many of these children grow up without entering a classroom.”“We have been marginalized by our community members and some of them feel that nothing good can come from us,” she noted, “People find it funny teasing us in different forms just to make us feel bad about our condition.” The National Union of the Disabled comprises over 200 disabled persons in Bopolu, and she said some are capable of making shoes, sewing, and doing other crafts, including carpentry.“As an organization, we will want to get involved with agriculture. And as our own effort towards achieving that, we have bought one lot of land so that we will start cleaning the place and start our project. With that little start, we will be able to raise money for other projects or activities the members will agree upon,” Madam Korpo stated.She, however, added that they won’t be able to achieve their goal if the larger society doesn’t come to their aid.She called the government through the county authorities, to render them assistance.Mama Korpo said their only support comes from the their parent body— the National Commission on Disability (NCD) but it was not much because disable people are also in other counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and CleanBC is setting a new strategy across the Province to boost safe and accessible active transportation.According to the Government, as part of the CleanBC plan, this new strategy – Move, Commute, Connect – aims to provide a cleaner, more active transportation, connecting British Columbians to where they need to go.Minister of Transportation, Claire Trevena, says residents have been asking for healthier ways of commuting and this new strategy will help provide those options.- Advertisement -“Active transportation is good for our health, environment and communities. For years, people have been asking for better, more healthy options to get around. We’ve listened, and we’re taking new steps to help people move, commute and connect more easily and safely.”This strategy was developed after a provincewide consultation where residents provided feedback on ways the Province can support communities to improve active transportation.For more information on this new CleanBC strategy, you can visit cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/active.Advertisement
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has taken a swipe at Manchester City and the Premier League, questioning the quality of English football. PSG host City in the first of their two-legged quarter-finals on Wednesday evening, and Blanc believes his side have progressed the further of the two. And the former Manchester United defender baulked at the suggestion that a difference in quality between the Premier League and Ligue 1 was a hindrance to his Champions League preparations. Blanc said: “Manchester City had the same project a bit before Paris Saint-Germain. “They managed to win their domestic league, which is not an easy task, and some other titles, but maybe in Europe they’re a bit behind us.“Maybe this shows what Paris Saint-Germain have achieved is not as easy as it looks, but I’m a bit bored of these questions. Even the French media are asking is Ligue 1 as strong in terms of intensity.”He added: “It’s not all about intensity. The Premier League is maybe so intense that maybe by March or April they have already reached their levels of fatigue.“You need to find the right balance. We have to play in our league and we are happy about that.“Yes, we need a stronger league and we need to find a solution. We know that. We need other clubs to make the French league more competitive.“The English league is more competitive but that does not give their teams a right to be in the last four.“Maybe I am wrong but I don’t see any English clubs in the last four in the last five or six years. There are problems in all leagues, that’s for sure.”talkSPORT has live commentary of Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City on Wednesday night. Kick off is 19:45 – don’t miss it! PSG boss Blanc has taken a swipe at Manchester City and the Premier League 1
Dear Supporter All this publicity about charity chief top ups is damaging. I’m writing this letter to clarify where the money donated to Jack & Jill goes and to urge supporters to stick with us, especially for those Christmas donations which we depend on to fund our home nursing care model into 2014. While the Jack & Jill Foundation receives €519,00 which is 19% of the €2.7 million we need every year from the HSE, it is the general public that funds Jack & Jill. The money you donate funds intensive home nursing care for children with life limiting conditions from birth to 4 years old, as well as end of life care for children sent home to die. Our home nursing care model, that has supported 1,700 children since 1997, is nine times less expensive than hospital care, thus saving the State and the taxpayer millions every year. So the Jack & Jill Foundation funds the HSE and not the other way around. Having said that, we are very thankful for and depend on our HSE grant which covers the cost of our fundraising division in terms of accounts, HR, IT and our fundraising team, including my own salary as CEO and Chief Fundraiser. That means that money donated by our supporters goes directly to fund home nursing for the 300 children under our wing, including the salaries of 11 liaison nurses across the country and the funding of up to 64 hours per month per family. As CEO, my salary is just under €90,000 today and I’ve been very open about that. For the first 6 years of running Jack & Jill I did not draw a salary for this busy role which is 7 days a week. I can assure you that I get no top up payments, no bonus, no pension. My salary is justified on the basis that since 1997 we have supported 1,700 children with home nursing care and raised €47 million privately while we’ve received only €4.5 million from the HSE. So my salary as a percentage of the fundraising I’ve done is less than 2%. I also want to remind our supporters of the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Jack & Jill home nursing care model. I am very proud to say that we have one of the best qualified teams of paediatric nurses in the country. They give practical advice on caring for the child, really listen to the family and make representations on their behalf to the government and HSE. Families call this service the “gift of time”. Time to do the normal things that we all take for granted, like sleeping, working, shopping or taking the healthy children to the park in the knowledge that their sick child is well cared for at home. Furthermore, our end of life care model has no waiting list. Nursing is provided in the home within 24 hours, once the decision by the parents is made to take their child home to die. We listen to and help co-ordinate parents’ wishes at the time of the child’s death, liaising with expert counsellors. We cover 26 counties and are one of the only out of hour paediatric services providing hands on care in the home, funding up to 64 hours per month per family. The bottom line is that without the generosity of the General Public we would not exist. We also rely on the generosity of our network of volunteers who give their time free and our corporate partners. We work hard for every cent we raise, and we make every cent count, with every €16 raised funding one hour of home nursing care. On behalf of the families we support, we thank you for your continued support which keeps us going. Yours sincerely Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder, Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION was last modified: December 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION
The Donegal Rás team are continuing to perform well on day three of the An Post Rás around Ireland. The team are currently embarking on the gruelling 154 km trek from Lisdoonvarna to Charleville.The team were dealt a blow on day-one of the eight-day event when rider Mark McClure had to pull out of the tour due to illness. Despite that setback the team have performed admirably in his absence, and Ronan McLaughlin took the prize of first county rider over the line on the first day.Earlier this week, all tracks led to the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Sunday as the Donegal Rás team cycled into Buncrana. They were in town to announce the Inishowen Gateway Hotel as the team’s official sponsor for 2014.With the Giro D’italia now finished up, attentions have focused on the An Post Rás, the annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland on which the Donegal team are on day-three of. The race is Ireland’s number one cycling event,and the epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since.It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class sporting action and a significant economic boost to towns and villages nationwide.The Rás has a worldwide reputation of being a gruelling challenge in the elite, international calendar.The open racing style allows amateur county and club riders to pit themselves against domestic and international professionals. Hoping to win big at this year’s Rás will be the all new Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel, made up of 5 talented Donegal cyclists – former Irish Hill climb Champion Ronan Mc Laughlin, former Donegal Time Trial Champion Conor Mc Ilwaine, reigning Donegal Time Trial Champion Rory Devlin, Donegal Veterans Champion Damian Lagan. First time national competitor Mark McClure pulled out on day-one due to illness.The team are managed by Chris McElhinney.Rena Doherty from the Inishowen Gateway told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel and we would like to wish the team the best of luck and hopefully victory will be brought back to Donegal. The team will be joined by the Gateway Girls, Aine Gleeson and Shareen Doherty,who will Tweet and Facebook live from the road to provide realtime information from the race to keep Donegal supporters up to date with the efforts of Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel, the official Donegal team. To stay connected with the team, the Inishowen Gateway Hotel invite you to like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.These pages will feature competitions and provide followers the chance of win exclusive race merchandise.This year’s Rás covers 1260 kilometres over eight stages with 36 categorised climbs, beginning in Dunboyne, Co. Meath with stage finishes in Roscommon, Lisdoonvarna, Charleville, Cahirciveen, Clonakilty, Carrick on Suir, Baltinglass and finally Skerries.Can Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel win big at this year’s An Post Rás? It’s looking positive if the team motto is anything to go by – “AYE WE CAN”!!DAY THREE- DONEGAL RÁS TEAM EN-ROUTE FROM LISDOONVARNA TO CHARLEVILLE was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:An Post RásCycliny eventdonegalFeaturesIrelandnewsSport