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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016)–With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $307,069 providing ample incentive, $1,545,029 in “new money” was wagered Saturday at Santa Anita, creating a massive total Pick Six pool of $1,852,098 by fourth race post time at 2:09 p.m., PST.The fourth race, contested at one mile on turf, was won by Basinca, who was ridden by Flavien Prat and was moved up from second to first via a stewards inquiry. Off at 4-1, Basinca paid $10.80 to win.Santa Anita’s popular Pick Six, which includes a two dollar minimum wager, is conducted on the final six races each racing day. After scratches, 64 horses were scheduled to contest the six race sequence, resulting in average field size for today’s Pick Six of just over 10 horses per race.last_img


Stinker for Eriksen while Moura’s wonder goal caps a solid performance

first_imgWEDNESDAY’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULTSGroup AClub Brugge 0 – 0 GalatasarayParis Saint Germain 3 – 0 Real MadridGroup BOlympiakos 2 – 2 TottenhamBayern Munich 3 – 0 Red Star BelgradeGroup CDinamo Zagreb 4 – 0 AtalantaShakhtar Donetsk 0 – 3 Man CityGroup DAtletico Madrid 2 – 2 JuventusBayer Leverkusen 1 – 2 Lokomotiv Moscow Jan Vertonghen – 4Looked sluggish from the off. Caught in no mans land for Olympiakos’ opener. Gave away the pen for the second and will probably want to forget tonight fairly quickly.Ben Davies – 6Done well to win ball high up the pitch and ping a lovely ball across to Moura for Spurs’ second. Couldn’t do much for the Greeks’ first goal despite it being played down his side. No shame in his performance.6 Lucas Moura put Tottenham 2-0 up with a great strike and was Spurs’ best player before he was subbed offCredit: Reuters6 The Brazilian’s efforts were not matched by many of his teammatesCredit: AFP or licensorsTanguy Ndombele – 4 (subbed off 61 mins)Virtually invisible until he was hauled off on the hour mark. These are the nights he should be paying back the club record fee paid for him and he did anything but that.Harry Winks – 6Ran around slightly more than everyone else in the first-half which isn’t saying much. Booked late on.Lucas Moura – 7 (subbed off 75 mins)Sumptuous finish from the edge of the box to put Spurs 2-0 up against the run of play on the half-hour mark. Carried on his rich vein of Champions League form from last season as his teammates remained flat around him. Subbed off with cramp. CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN had an absolute stinker as Tottenham escaped Olympiakos with a 2-2 draw in their Champions League Group B opener.Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead within half an hour completely against the run of play thanks to a penalty won and converted by Harry Kane and a super strike from Lucas Moura.But the Greeks nicked one back just before half-time before scoring a penalty of their own through Mathieu Valbuena on 54 minutes.And here’s how William Pugh thought Spurs applied themselves in Greece.6 Christian Eriksen had an absolute stinker for Tottenham at OlympiakosCredit: Getty – ContributorHugo Lloris – 6Didn’t put a foot wrong in the first-half and couldn’t be blamed for the first two goals he conceded. Flapped at a late cross which could have thrown the game away. Got away with it.Davinson Sanchez – 6Applied himself well enough as makeshift right-back again. Nothing spectacular but nothing horrific either.Toby Alderweirled – 5Very average indeed. Let down by his central defensive partner who had a bit of a mare.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onecenter_img Christian Eriksen – 3Absolutely terrible. Poor decision making throughout, sloppy passing and not the standard he usually produces. Gave away ball on edge of his own box which led to penalty being conceded for home side’s second. Astounded he was left on for 90 minutes.Dele Alli – 5 (subbed off 72 mins)Sky high shot just before the break. Disallowed goal in the second-half for a clear offside. Should have scored when through down right channel on 65 minutes. Last effort was closest he came to bagging his first Champions League goal since November 2017 against Real Madrid. Looked surprised and disappointed to be taken off. Not sure why.Harry Kane – 7Done well to win penalty and converted with aplomb. Didn’t trouble the Greeks too much aside from that but done what he was there to do.6 Spurs looked flat in their Group B openerMOST READ IN FOOTBALL THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSubsMoussa Sissoko (on for Ndombele, 61 mins) – 5Didn’t have much of an impact. Similar to the man he replaced. Couple of misplaced passes were the sum of his contribution.Son Heung-Min (on for Alli, 72 mins) – 5Hard to notice he had come on.Erik Lamela (on for Moura, 75 mins) – 5Had a late chance on 86 minutes. Chose to shoot at near post rather than fizz across for Kane.6 Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead from the spot against the run of playCredit: Getty Images – Getty6 Kane did what he had to do during a flat performance from SpursCredit: ReutersMaradona gives interviews walking – so advertising board has to followlast_img read more


Sources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return An obvious reason for Blatche’s reluctance, according to one of the sources, is the peace and order situation in Beirut, the Lebanese capital where the games will be held.Reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Alaska’s Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort and TNT KaTropa’s Jayson Castro are considered shoo-ins for the Asian Championship squad.The PBA had agreed a few days ago to go “all in” for Gilas as Reyes now has a free hand to assemble the best team possible in a tournament where Australia and New Zealand will play in for the first time after Fiba had merged the Asia and Oceania regions.Meanwhile, Reyes and the rest of the Gilas team that finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei planed in home on Monday morning and the coach is set to have a meeting with the SBP leadership and his assistant coaches to be able to finalize the lineup.As of now, Fiba already has a 24-man list – Blatche and Standhardinger included – forwarded by the SBP a few weeks back, and from there, Gilas’ final roster will come.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Standhardinger is scheduled to play in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug, 20 together with some members of the Jones Cup team led by amateurs Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras.Baser Amer, who is playing with Meralco, and Troy Rosario, a mainstay of TNT KaTropa, will join Ravena and Co. as they try to win the Philippines’ 18th cage gold medal in Malaysia.Considering the SEAG lineup, Reyes will have just 15 men to choose from for the Fiba Asia team, meaning he would need to just cut three men, one of them being the off-form Mac Belo, the top pick in the last PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This, despite the SBP reportedly being forced to bite the bullet, so to speak, with Blatche commanding a very high price to again play for the country.Blatche has been Gilas’ naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain where he helped the Filipinos win their first game – an overtime thriller over Senegal – in the classification phase in over 40 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The SBP had the rest of Monday and the morning of Tuesday to convince Blatche and his handlers as Reyes has to beat the deadline, otherwise, the cage body could be forced to tap Christian Standhardinger in the place of the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA.Should this happen, the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger would be playing two events in three weeks as he would also be suiting up in the Southeast Asian Games a week later. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Top-seeded John Isner wins 3rd Hall of Fame title MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Andray Blatche. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChot Reyes will submit his 12-man roster to Fiba Asia by 12 noon on Tuesday, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is cramming to convince Andray Blatche to sign up as the former NBA star has been reluctant in joining the team in the Aug, 8-20 regional showcase in Lebanon.Two different sources told the Inquirer that Blatche has yet to get on board even with just over two weeks left before the country tries to win the Asian Championship for the first time in 44 years with a team backstopped by the best talents in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more


Hollywood turns out for NBA All-Star Game in LA

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Team Stephen was leading Team LeBron 100-97 late in the third quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rapper Pharrell Williams, right, performs with N.E.R.D during halftime of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Stars came out for Hollywood’s NBA All-Star Game, but the weekend belonged to Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther.”Actor and noted Lakers fan Jack Nicholson, rapper Snoop Dogg, singer Rihanna and comedian Chris Rock were among the many celebrities sitting courtside.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career titlecenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Chance the Rapper and director Spike Lee were also in attendance at Staples Center, and basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Bill Russell all sat together.However, it was the latest Marvel superhero film which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with a record-breaking weekend haul of $192 million that made its presence best known during the NBA’s showcase event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo delivered a thunderous jam while wearing a Black Panther mask he received from the film’s star Chadwick Boseman during the slam dunk contest on Saturday night. It wasn’t enough for Oladipo to advance to the finals, but the first-time all-star was thrilled to show his love for his favorite superhero.“I’ve seen the movie already,” Oladipo said. “It was nothing short of amazing.” View commentslast_img read more


Keen-eyed cop catches stolen vehicle

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One woman has charges pending after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Fort St. John and getting pulled over a short time later north of the city.Shortly after 5:00 yesterday morning, a white 2008 Ford F250 pickup truck was reported stolen from the McDonalds parking lot on Alaska Rd. North. A member of the Fort St John RCMP was on patrol in the area and spotted the stolen truck travelling north on the Alaska Highway, pulling the vehicle over near Mile 58. The vehicle’s lone occupant, a 22-year old woman from Fort St. John, was arrested and taken into custody without incident. The suspect was later released from custody on a promise to appear in court on September 21st. Police are recommending a charge of Theft Over $5000.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP said in a release that “Fort St John is not immune from big city vehicle theft. I want to remind residents to always lock the doors when leaving their vehicle unattended and to never store valuables inside their vehicles. In this instance, we were fortunate to locate the stolen vehicle right away. This isn’t always the case with vehicle related theft.”- Advertisement –last_img read more


South Peace Art Society to receive funding to upgrade accessibility at Dawson Creek Art Gallery

first_imgFor more information, you can visit the Province’s website. According to the Government, in 2019-2020, the Province is providing $5 million in capital project grants for organizations to buy and upgrade community facilities, infrastructure and equipment.  One of the organizations to receive this funding for a capital project is the South Peace Art Society, which will be receiving $50,000 to make accessibility upgrades to the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. – Advertisement -The capital projects program is part of the annual $140-million Community Gaming Grants program supporting about 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Province has issued capital funding from the Community Gaming Grants program to various organizations throughout British Columbia.last_img read more


Ronaldo sends a ‘big hug’ to Sir Alex ahead of Man United return

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo says he will never forget to influence Sir Alex Ferguson had on his glittering career ahead of an emotional return to Old Trafford.The Juventus forward comes up against former club Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Here I have many memories of victories and affection and in particular with Sir Alex Ferguson, to whom I send a big hug.“He is someone I will never ever forget and I’d like to express my best possible wishes to him. He is a person who helped me so much.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo heaped praise on Sir Alex LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “It’s a huge emotional thing for me to come back,” said Ronaldo. “I know all about the history.“I won trophies here – cups, leagues, Champions League. I remember the support as well. The support is fantastic. huge blow Ronaldo spent six glorious years at United between 2003 and 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 games as he developed into the world’s best player.The 33-year-old, who won everything with United, paid tribute to former boss Sir Alex for his role in building one of the game’s modern greats. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE REVEALED 2 MONEY no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED Ronaldo addresses the media on Monday BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2last_img read more


Breaking: Councillors to meet to seek ‘censure, suspension or resignation’ of Cllr O’Donnell

first_imgThe SIPO Commission report that found Cllr. John O’Donnell breached the codes of ethics for public representatives on three counts is to be debated at a special meeting of Donegal County Council.The investigation came after an RTE PrimeTime report into ‘Standards in Public Office was aired on December 5th 2015 and three public representatives were interviewed in relation to planning issues by an undercover reporter using hidden cameras and a hidden recording device.It has emerged today that the required number of five councillors have put forward the motion to censure Cllr. O’Donnell and it is expected to be held within the next two weeks. Councillors can debate a number of proposals including censure, suspension or seeking his resignation.It is understood the motion to be debated will call for the resignation of Cllr. O’Donnell.He was not available for comment on this breaking news.Cllr. O’Donnell was one of three Councillors who featured in the undercover investigation by RTE’s Primetime about ‘Standards in Public Office’.Sligo Cllr. Joseph Queenan was also found guilty on three of the four allegations he faced. O’Donnell was found to have breached the public office code of ethics in all three of the allegations levelled at him. County House in LiffordA third investigation into Monaghan councillor Hugh McElvaney has been halted pending a High Court judicial review.The SIPO report found Cllr O’Donnell offered to provide significant assistance to potential wind farm investors in exchange for a financial reward, agreed to work as a member of a local authority on the promise of a future payment by investors and that he failed to uphold the Code of Conduct for Councillors. SIPOC said he committed these offences intentionally and that he did not act in good faith. The Commission decided that he had recklessly agreed to help the fictitious company in return for a financial reward not upheld the Code of Conduct in his dealings with the undercover reporter. It also said he had negligently failed to properly declare his interests to the CouncilCllr. O’Donnell has expressed his disappointment with the SIPO conclusions that found he had acted incorrectly on three counts with regard to the ethics of local government legislation.He said it was important to point out that the SIPO Commission hearing was not about any ‘criminal process’ and as such he said his record has not been tarnished in serving the people of Donegal within the terms of the Local Government Act.Breaking: Councillors to meet to seek ‘censure, suspension or resignation’ of Cllr O’Donnell was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Cllr John O’Donnellcouncildonegallast_img read more


Is world’s oldest person from SA?

first_img1 December 2005The oldest living person in the world may well be South African, and her greatest wish is to meet Nelson Mandela.The Star reports that Noninji Elizabeth Bete, a 119-year-old great-grandmother from Tantyi township near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, is older than the current official Guinness Book record holder, 115-year-old Elizabeth Bolden of the US.Bete was born on 21 May 1886. A mother of seven, grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 27, she can still get around with a walking stick.“I was very strong during my time and I am still strong,” Bete told the Star, shaking her fists as proof.According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person to have ever lived was 122-year-old Jean Louise Calment, born in France on 21 February 1875. She died in 1997.Bete turns 120 in May next year and could well surpass that record, given her health and strength.Maryna Daniels, a senior official at the local Department of Home Affairs, confirmed to the Star that Bete was the oldest living South African.“I was phoned by a social worker this afternoon to confirm that the ID number was indeed correct,” she told the newspaper. “I then checked in the population register and saw she was the only person still alive who was born in the 1880s.”Bete can’t remember much about her past. She says she worked as a nanny for a white family at a nearby farm. “When the family’s children grew up, I then worked as a domestic worker,” she told the Star.Her family moved from a farm to Grahamstown, where they settled in Tantyi township.“We had no cars in our days and we used horse-drawn carriages,” she says.She recalls that there were no traffic lights in those days. “There used to be someone giving directions by waving his hands in the middle of the road.”She has attributed her long life to her parents, who taught her to respect other people. She told the Star that abstaining from alcohol also reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


SA pressing ahead with nuclear plans

first_img27 September 2013 The South African government is working on preparations for rolling out a nuclear energy programme, with a decision to call for bidders to build a new nuclear plant or plants set to be made within the current financial year. “We are busy working towards preparing to roll out that nuclear programme,” Zizamele Mbambo, the Department of Energy’s deputy director-general for nuclear power, said on Thursday. “One of key issues we indicated [is that] a decision needs to be taken this financial year on the procurement of a nuclear power plant.” Mbambo was speaking in Pretoria on Thursday at a briefing on the department’s projects and programmes. He told reporters that the National Nuclear Energy Executive Coordination Committee, an inter-departmental committee tasked with overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the country’s policy and plans for nuclear power, was “looking at various aspects of rolling out the nuclear programme”. South Africa’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for 2010 to 2030, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, currently envisages 9 600 MW of additional nuclear capacity by 2030. The department is busy reviewing the plan. South Africa’s 1 800 MW Koeberg nuclear plant, built more than 25 years ago, is the only nuclear power-generating facility on the African continent. Energy Minister Ben Martins told Thursday’s briefing that the government would be reaching out to the public “to demystify the issues around nuclear and to tell the communities and stakeholders about the benefits of the nuclear station”. Speaking at the Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg in February, then Energy Minister (now Transport Minister) Dipuo Peters said South Africa planned to expand its use of nuclear power in a safe and secure way as a key part of the country’s move towards a diversified, low-carbon energy mix. “If we are serious about diversification towards a low-carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natural gas and nuclear power can play in the realisation of that 2030 low-carbon energy vision,” Peters said. and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more