CONSISTENT MAXIM RATE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 HONEYMOON STAKES

first_imgCONSISTENT MAXIM RATE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 HONEYMOON STAKES AS EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES GO 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2019)–A nose shy of being undefeated in three starts, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Maxim Rate bids for her second consecutive graded victory as she heads Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. For 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth on turf, the Honeymoon has attracted a field of eight, including stablemate Hostess and the Richard Baltas-conditioned Lady Prancealot, both of whom were narrowly beaten by Maxim Rate when last they met.MAXIM RATEOwner:  Slam Dunk RacingTrainer:  Simon CallaghanA first-out one mile maiden turf winner from off the pace on Feb. 16, she was second, beaten a nose from off the pace in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Providencia Stakes on April 6. In her next out, Maxim Rate pressed the pace en route to an impressive half length win as the 6-5 favorite in the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes, a race in which Lady Prancealot finished second and Hostess checked in fourth, beaten 1 ¼ lengths. By Exchange Rate out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Catch My Eye, Maxim Rate will be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.LADY PRANCEALOTOwner:  Donald Durando, Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone & Jerry McClanahanTrainer:  Richard BaltasBest suited as a deep closer, she finished strongly from way off the pace to finish third, beaten a head by Hostess two starts back in the Providencia on April 6 and finished well at 5-2 to be second, beaten a half length by Maxim Rate in the one mile turf Senorita on May 4. With a larger field and the prospect of a hotter pace, this Irish-bred rates a big chance stretching out a furlong with Joe Talamo riding back. Easily the most seasoned Honeymoon runner, Lady Prancealot took one out of five starts in England and is now 12-2-4-2 overall with earnings of $129,341.HOSTESSOwner:  Mr. J. Warren StableTrainer:  Simon CallaghanOne for three in her native England, Hostess came rolling to take her U.S. debut, the Grade III Providencia two starts back on April 6 and like Lady Prancealot, would appreciate a hot pace in the Honeymoon on Saturday. Off at 7-2 in the one mile turf Senorita on May 4, Lady Prancealot just nipped her for third money by a nose with Brice Blanc up. In what will be her third Santa Anita start, Hostess will be reunited with Drayden Van Dyke, who was up for the Providencia win.THE GRADE III HONEYMOON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT Lady Prancealot–Joe Talamo–120Over Emphasize–Alonso Quinonez–120Seranitsa–Flavien Prat–120Holly Hundy–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Dr. Wysong–Aaron Gryder–120Maxim Rate–Kent Desormeaux–124Sold It–Mario Gutierrez–122Hostess–Drayden Van Dyke–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Mourinho targets bumper £90m swoop for Napoli defender Koulibaly

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is targeting a bumper £90million transfer swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.El Desmarque claim the Tottenham boss is desperate to shore up his defence and has already opened talks with the Serie A club over a January move.2 Jose Mourinho is poised to make a fresh attempt to sign Kalidou Koulibaly after missing out at Manchester UnitedCredit: ReutersThe Spanish outlet adds that Mourinho faces competition for the Senegalese ace from two of his former clubs in Real Madrid and Manchester United.The Portuguese boss was desperate to sign Koulibaly at Old Trafford, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming that they rejected a £95m bid for the centre-back last year.Spurs kept their first clean sheet under Mourinho in the 5-0 win over Burnley, conceding two per game in the four matches before that.Both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are set to leave the club on free transfers in the summer and are free to agree moves with non-English clubs in January.KOUL STORYKoulibaly has emerged as one of Europe’s most highly-rated defenders since moving to Napoli in 2014, but has long been linked with a move away from Italy.Despite his public declaration of love for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, the 28-year-old may finally up sticks and leave this year following a series of off-field problems.Mutiny broke out at Napoli last month when the players ignored orders to stay at the training ground for an intense retreat – known as in ritiro – to try and turn around a poor run of form.President De Laurentiis slapped the key offenders with fines, with Koulibaly thought to be among the worst targeted after he was docked £192,000.Ultras quickly took the president’s side and terrified footballers fled their homes under fear of confrontation.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham, Man Utd vs Everton and Arsenal vs Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThis led to reports that Koulibably would be among the stars sold no matter what, but any arrival would still cause Spurs to break their transfer record.The north London club only broke their record to snap up Tanguy Ndombele for £65m from Lyon back in July.And many anticipated that Mourinho would likely come into conflict with notoriously thrifty Daniel Levy over the Special One’s tendency to splash the cash.2Man Utd have offered £95m for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly – here is whylast_img read more

Level 1 Coaching Course Opens Today

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA, will begin a two-week Level 1 Course to nearly 40 coaches drawn from clubs and communities in and around Monrovia at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, beginning at 9a.m, today.According to CAF Coach Instructor Francis Tamba, the course will benefit participants who will pursue career in soccer coaching. “They are being prepared for CAF Coaching License D,” he said.The course’s coordinator is Mr. Barron Karr, secretary general of the Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA. Lecturers will include Emmanuel Baffoe, Gbobor T. Gbliwon and M. Kennedy Musue, who are also being groomed for CAF License B certificates, Tamba said.Also to serve as lectures will be CAF Coaching Instructors Francis Tamba and Henry Brown, who is also technical director of the Liberia Football Association, and subjects will include practical and theory of the game.“There will be intensive examination on the rules and responsibilities of coaches; coaching philosophy; how to impart coaching knowledge to players; mini-soccer, along with key techniques, among others,” Tamba told the Daily Observer yesterday.last_img read more

McCain: keep personal lives private

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who remarried one month after his 1980 divorce, said Friday that the personal lives of White House hopefuls shouldn’t become an issue in the 2008 campaign. “I would like to see this campaign conducted on past record and ambition for the future,” McCain told reporters after a fundraising luncheon in Charlotte, N.C. McCain’s call to keep personal lives private came the same week that chief rival Rudy Giuliani asked for privacy as he deals with strained relationships within his family, including estrangement from his children. The Arizona senator’s remarks also came as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential candidate for the GOP nomination, admitted to having an affair at the same time he was leading the effort to impeach President Clinton for allegations of perjury connected with the president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.last_img read more

New high school exit exam results out today

first_imgWHITTIER – Area high school districts learn today how their students performed on the statewide exit exam as the California Department of Education releases results of tests taken this school year. Last year, all three Whittier-area districts — Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, Whittier Union High School, and El Rancho Unified — had at least 90 percent of their students pass the test, which all high school students are now required to pass for graduation. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Abdallah strike soars Kenya over Tanzania

first_imgCoach Francis Kimanzi handed first team debuts to several of his players. Anthony Wambani who has been playing his trade in the Swedish third tier with Vasalund IF was handed a role in midfield while Ulinzi Stars’ Oscar Wamalwa also had his chance starting in attack.Samuel Odhiambo, a late call up to replace injured Brian Bwire was also handed his national team debut with youngster Timothy Odhiambo starting on the bench.Stars got into the lead early, Hassan striking a low shot past keeper Aishi Manula after being teed up nicely inside the box by debutant Wamalwa.But  the Tanzanians did not flicker despite conceding early and had two chances to get back on level terms. In the seventh minute, Athumani Miraji tried his luck with a freekick from the edge of the area but it went just over.Harambee stars forward Abdallah Hassan attempts to stop Tanzania’s Mohammed ‘Tshabalala’ Hussein during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Arena on December 8, 2019. Photo/Timothy OlobuluTwo minutes later, Muzamiru Yassin picked the ball from range and went for a shot, but Odhiambo smothered it behind for a corner.On the other end , Hassan should have scored his second of the evening but his shot from the edge of the area went over.Some neat play after Kevin Kimani had won the ball on the left saw Lawrence Juma tee up the Bandari man after a lovely flick from Kenneth Muguna, but he could not keep his shot down.On the half hour mark, Wamalwa had a go at goal when he controlled David Owino’s cross inside the box, but his eventual effort with a volley went wide.Tanzania had been pressing Kenya forcing them to play in their own half, but Kimanzi’s boys stuck to their tactical discipline to endure they did not leave spaces behind them.Harambee stars midfielder Kenneth Muguna controls the ball under pressure from Tanzania’s Mohammed ‘Tshabalala’ Hussein during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Arena on December 8, 2019. Photo/Timothy OlobuluTypical of how they started the first half, Stars started the second with as much pace and desire. Ten minutes in, Bakari Mwamnyeto made a vital  clearance to turn the ball behind for a corner and get the ball, of Wamalwa’s path with an open goalmouth.On the hour mark, Wamalwa came close off a counter when he took a brilliant run on the right but his final effort hit the side netting.Kimanzi then swung into his first change, Kimani coming off for Clifton Miheso in a like for like switch. With 10 minutes left, Wambani was rested for Whyvonne Isuza, the only player in the squad that was part of the 2017 squad.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Abdallah Hassan celebrates after scoring Kenya’s goal against Tanzania during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on December 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 8 – Harambee Stars started their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title defense with a hard earned 1-0 victory over Tanzania in their Group B opening match at the Lugogo Complex on Sunday evening.Bandari FC forward Abdallah Hassan scored the lone goal in the fourth minute as Stars rose to the summit of the group with maximum points after Sudan and Zanzibar shared spoils in the first match in a 1-1 draw.last_img read more

How Liverpool could line up on opening day – with FOUR new signings

first_img Midfield: Jordan Henderson Midfield: Adam Lallana 11 11 Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk 11 Right-back: Nathanel Clyne 11 Midfield: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 11 Forward: Mohamed Salah (from Roma) Left-back: Joe Gomez 11 11 Forward: Roberto Firmino 11 Liverpool’s first game of the Premier League season has been announced and fans will not be able to wait.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will travel to Watford on the opening day and they could be a new-look side after a busy summer of transfer activity.READ MORE: Liverpool news: Premier League fixtures 2017-18 – Every Reds game revealedThey could have new faces on the bench as well as the starting line up, as the Merseysiders look to take the league and Champions League by storm.They will probably sign a new left-back, having had James Milner fill in the role in 2016/17, while they have been strongly linked with bidding to sign Virgil van Dijk, Josh Tymon, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mohamed Salah from Southampton, Hull City, Lazio and Roma respectively.READ MORE: Premier League 2017/18: Super Computer predicts table after five games of new seasonSo how could the Reds line up at Vicarage Road on the weekend of August 12/13? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted XI in a 4-3-3 formation and comment below with your thoughts… 11 Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) 11 Centre-back: Dejan Lovren 11 Forward: Philippe Coutinholast_img read more

Antelope Valley Weekend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company will perform “The Snow Queen,” dance variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jazz pieces to the music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform the Brandenburg “Sinfonia” and “Sleepers Awake” plus holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. The Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs will perform holiday songs at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. The Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi Gold” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 11 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $30; $25 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $16; $8 for children. Call (661) 723-5950. Country singer-songwriters Craig Morgan and George Canyon will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $37 and $33. Call (661) 723-5950. The Antelope Valley Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $26; $14 for children. Call (661) 723-5950. last_img read more

TRAVEL WARNING: ICE, HAIL AND SNOW CAUSING DIFFICULTIES ON ROADS

first_imgMOTORISTS are being urged to drive with care this morning across Donegal.A weather warning remains in place until later today with showers falling increasingly as snow above 200-300 m with a mixture of rain, hail, sleet and snow to lower levels.Accumulating snow may lead to travel disruption on routes over high ground, whilst icy stretches are also likely to form more generally on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption today. TRAVEL WARNING: ICE, HAIL AND SNOW CAUSING DIFFICULTIES ON ROADS was last modified: December 8th, 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:alertdonegaliceMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more

Calls to repair ‘dangerous subsidence’ on road in east Donegal

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said that ‘dangerous subsidence’ on an east Donegal road is posing a serious road safety problem.Councillor Gerry Crawford said the busy regional road in Carrickmore, between Derry (via St Johnston) and Lifford, s looking for the County Council to take action.Crawford told Donegal Daily: “The road carries a very high volume of traffic throughout the year, including HGVs and cross-border traffic. “The road, up until August 10th, was used as a nightly diversion when repairs on the A5 were taking place.“It is of strategic importance and it is incredibly busy but this dangerous subsidence is not being properly marked.”A traffic cone, with a tied on hi-vis jacket, has been positioned near the area in question to warn drivers of the danger, but Crawford insists that has already been blown from its position more than once.“The cone has been blown into the culvert and lifted out already today (Weds) and it is something that needs immediate action because it has the potential to cause a serious accident,” Crawford explained. “The Donegal County Council have been informed and I am now waiting on them to take action.”Calls to repair ‘dangerous subsidence’ on road in east Donegal was last modified: August 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