WINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):With just a month left in the Assiniboia Downs season, the jockeys’ championship seems destined to go down to the wire, with the top-five riders separated by just five wins.Jamaican Chavion Chow leads the standings with 40, but is just one clear of fellow countryman Dane Nelson, who is closing quickly.Defending champion, Barbadian Chris Husbands, lies third on 36 wins, only ahead of Adolfo Morales – also on 36 – on second-place finishes.Guyana’s Rohan Singh has 35 wins and is also well poised in fifth.Based on form, Chow will be the bookmakers’ favourite to take the title at the small western Canada racetrack.Back in May, the 28-year-old produced an outstanding display to win five of the eight races on the day’s card and create space for himself at the top of the standings in what is a tight title race.After finishing fourth last year, Chow is now in pole position to pick up his first riding title since arriving here seven years ago.Nelson, meanwhile, has burst into contention following his four-timer on Monday’s nice-race card, with Chow managing just a single win.The season wraps up September 7.
A man who is said to be of unsound mind was remanded to prison on Friday after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Leron DalyMarvin Prince pleaded guilty to the charge that was read to him which stated that on April 17, 2018 he was found with 0.5 gram of cocaine in his possession.The homeless man pleaded guilty and explained that he would use the drug as pain medication since he suffered from several ailments.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made objections to bail being granted, and the defendant was subsequently remanded to prison.The matter was adjourned, and Prince was expected to return to court on May 5, 2018.
Then, at the same time on Thursday the three Peace River Regional District electoral area “C” candidates will take part, in another forum at the Quality Inn in Fort St. John. Two down and three to go, in the series of North Peace civic election forums being held this week.The one on seniors issues, featuring the Fort St. John mayoralty and council candidates was held yesterday afternoon and another, featuring the District of Taylor council candidates last night.Tonight, the focus shifts to the all issues debate in Fort St. John, scheduled for 6.30 at the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel.- Advertisement -This is an opportunity for those with concerns about the process that resulted in last May’s controversial 83.6 million dollar tax increase budget to put those concerns before the people who passed that budget. Both mayoralty candidates and all 11 council candidates, including the seven incumbents, are expected to participate and, the three hour forum will be broadcast live on Moose-FM and, will be streamed live on Moose-FM.ca and Energeticcity.ca..Tomorrow night, the nine mayoralty and council candidates in Hudson’s Hope will meet, at the Hudson’s Hope School at 7 o’clock.Advertisement
By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – A $24,500 Provincial Government gaming grant to the Fort St. John Friendship Society will go a long way, according to the facility’s Executive Director.Anita Lee says the money will be used to assist the ‘Nurturing Hands Project’ which will eventually shift some programs around the building and add a new bathroom to the main floor.The announcement was made by North Peace MLA Pat Pimm on Friday afternoon. [asset|aid=2639|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9089ae0b92929ed83cbfa49784247e45-Pimm 1_3_Pub.mp3] The Friendship Centre offers a variety of social-service programs for all people, of all ages in the community. The building was first constructed in the 1970’s and has been running as a community centre ever since.Advertisement Last year, the Province cut gaming grants from $154 million to around $113 million. This year, the gaming grant allotment was raised to around $120 million, and aims to target groups for young and disabled people. Lee says the programs are focused around the ‘Medicine Wheel’, which is highly-sacred in aboriginal way-of-life.It represents all aspects of life from spiritual to physical. Like the Wheel, Lee says the programs are meant to help people through all phases in their life. [asset|aid=2640|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9089ae0b92929ed83cbfa49784247e45-Anita Lee 1_2_Pub.mp3] The Friendship Centre is located at 10208-95th Avenue.Advertisement Photo: MLA Pat Pimm (left) shares a laugh with Executive Director Anita Lee in the Fort St. John Friendship Centre on Friday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
0Shares0000Kenneth Mungara wins the 2016 Gold Coast marathon. PHOTO/IAAFGOLD COAST, Australia, Jul 1 – Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara, 44, took his third win in four appearances at the IAAF Gold Label race, and Ruth Chebitok not only garnered the first win by a Kenyan woman but also took down the race record.Having won in 2015 and 2016 (the former in an Australian all-comers’ record of 2:08:42), Mungara was denied a hat-trick last year when Japan’s Takuya Noguchi sped by late in the race to win by five seconds. A final spurt from another Japanese runner, Kenta Murayama, almost thwarted the 44-year-old Mungara again this year, but this time he held off the desperate late charge to win by a second in 2:09:49.Murayama’s 2:09:50 was a personal best by more than seven minutes and a performance more in line with his 27:39 and 1:00:50 credentials for the 10,000m and half-marathon respectively.Denied the win this year, Japanese runners took the next three places. Behind Murayama came another big improver in Jo Fukuda, whose 2:09:52 was more than five minutes faster than his previous best, while defending champion Noguchi finished fourth in 2:10:15.Despite several strong contenders in recent years, no Kenyan woman had won on the Gold Coast in the previous 39 editions of the race.That seemed likely to change on paper this year, the two fastest in the field being Agnes Jeruto Kiprotich (also known as Agnes Barsosio) at 2:20:59 and Chebitok at 2:25:47.-Trengove drop offIt proved to be the case on the road, too, as the two Kenyans and Australia’s Jess Trengove led from the start, racing through half way in 1:12:17 and still together approaching 25 kilometres, where Trengove dropped off a few seconds.Chebitok sustained her pace pretty well all the way to the finish, crossing the line in 2:24:49, taking 45 seconds off the race record set by Abelech Afework last year. It was the third race record in as many years as the elite women’s field continues to be strengthened race on race.Trengove took second place in 2:26:31, a 30-second improvement on the personal best 2:27:01 she ran in the 2017 London Marathon. Barsosio, second at 30 kilometres, lost three minutes to the winner from that point, struggling home in third place in 2:27:46.The marathon and the associated half-marathon incorporated the Oceania Road Championships. Trengove won the women’s marathon championship from Celia Sullohern (fifth in 2:30:19) and Alice Mason (10th, 2:43:47).-Mungara prevails in three-man sprintOnce again, the Gold Coast course produced a close finish in the men’s race.Mungara won by 12 seconds in his race record year of 2015, beat Yuki Kawauchi by just one second the following year and lost by five seconds to Noguchi last year.Mungara and Murayama had dashed 19 seconds clear of Fukuda and Noguchi at 35 kilometres, but Fukuda had clawed his way back to the two leaders by 40 kilometres.There was little change as they dashed south along the Gold Coast Highway to the finish, Mungara establishing a break, albeit not a decisive one.Turning into the parkland finish, Mungara was clear and he held off Murayma’s late charge to take the win, 2:09:49 to 2:09:50. The gallant Fukuda was two seconds further back in third place.Crowd favourite Kawauchi, making his seventh straight appearance in the Gold Coast race, was off the leading pace by 15 kilometres and finished ninth in 2:14:51. He has a first, a second, two thirds and a fourth in the race.-Pace slowedAfter a first five kilometres in just on 15 minutes, the pace slowed a little as the leading pack went through half way in 1:04:20. The pace slowed again to 35 kilometres and the 35 to 40-kilometre split was the slowest of the race.Chebitok slowed at the same point in the women’s race (17:07 30 to 35 kilometres and 17:29 35-40), but by that point she had the win in her keeping, with a margin of 1:26 to Trengove who, in turn, was almost 50 seconds ahead of Kiprotich.The winning time was a personal best for the 27-year-old Chebitok, who won the Barcelona Marathon earlier this year in her previous best of 2:25:49.After dropping back at 25 kilometres, Trengove fought back to catch Kiprotich just before 35 kilometres and the top three places did not change from that point on.In recent years, the nine fastest marathons run on Australian soil have all come on the Gold Coast. Now it is the women who are re-writing the all-comers’ list.Chebitok’s 2:24:49 replaced Afework’s previous race record as the fourth-fastest women’s marathon ever run on Australian soil.The only faster marathon remains the Sydney Olympic race won by Japan’s Naoko Takahashi in 2:23:14, from Lidia Simon of Romania, 2:23:22, and Kenya’s Joyce Chepchumba, 2:24:45.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liam Williams hobbles off against Australia 1 Wales have suffered another Rugby World Cup injury blow with wing Liam Williams being ruled out of the tournament remainder with a foot injury.The Scarlets player limped off during the second half of Wales’ 15-6 Pool A defeat against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.And the Welsh Rugby Union tweeted on Sunday: “Disappointing news out of camp this morning. Liam Williams ruled out of RWC with foot injury.”Williams, who can also play at full-back, battled to overcome a foot injury during World Cup preparations in the summer, but he gained a place in head coach Warren Gatland’s 31-man squad.He was then concussed during the 28-25 pool win against England a fortnight ago, missing the Fiji game five days later, before returning to action when Wales took on the Wallabies.Williams becomes the sixth member of Gatland’s original World Cup squad to be sidelined by injury, following Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb, Scott Williams, Hallam Amos and Cory Allen.And his loss is a particular blow heading towards next weekend’s quarter-final clash against twice world champions South Africa.Wales appear to be thin on the ground in terms of wing cover, and it now appears likely that George North will return to the wing against South Africa after starting at outside centre in the Wallabies game.That would then leave Gatland needing to make a decision on Jamie Roberts’ midfield partner, with Tyler Morgan and James Hook his likely options.Wales, despite being hit by repeated injury setbacks, emerged from the World Cup’s so-called ‘pool of death’ in second place behind Australia.
4. Ivan Rakitic (right midfield) 1. Marc-André ter Stegen (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 14. Javier Mascherano (centre back) 11 11 11 11 Barcelona are in formidable form ahead of their clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.Luis Enrique has surpassed the 28-game unbeaten run set by his predecessor Pep Guardiola, with his side currently revelling in a 32-game streak.And the Spanish manager has a fully fit squad to choose from as they look to retain the Champions League trophy by progressing through the last 16 stage.So, who might take to the north London stage?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Barcelona XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 5. Sergio Busquets (centre midfield) 6. Dani Alves (right back) 11. Neymar (left wing) 11 8. Andres Iniesta (left midfield) 11 18. Jordi Alba (left back) 11 10. Lionel Messi (right wing) 9. Luis Suarez (striker) 11 11 3. Gerard Pique (centre back)
A 13-year-old boy has been granted bail after being charged with seven separate theft charges in Letterkenny.The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was accompanied by his mother during a special sitting of the court, which was held in private. Garda Eoin Nicholson told Carndonagh Court that he arrested the boy on July 29th last.He said he then charged the boy, in the presence of his mother, with seven different offences relating to seven separate theft charges. He made no reply to the charges.Each of the alleged offences refers to incidents within the Letterkenny area.The boy, who also has an address in Letterkenny was charged with stealing a black go cart from Liam O’Donnell, which has been valued at €250, from Letterkenny Community Centre on July 7, 2019.He is also charged with entering the staff area of Counter, Canal Road, Letterkenny, as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft on July 8. The following day, July 9, the 13-year-old is accused of entering the basement area of the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft.On July 21 at Babyzone, Letterkenny, the boy is accused of entering the till area of the shop with the intent of committing theft and on July 27 he is charged with trespassing at the Crown store room, intending to commit theft.Last week on July 28, the boy was facing two similar charges for trespassing at McGettigan’s Hotel, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny and O’Donnell Park, Clubhouse, Ballymacool.Garda Inspector David Durkan said the case had been referred to the National Juvenile Office and the Director of Public Prosecutions for directions.He said Gardaí have no objection to bail, however he outlined a number of conditions, which the boy must adhere to.Insp. Durkan said the boy must reside at his mother’s residence and adhere to a curfew between 8pm and 9am each day. He said Gardaí are allowed to call to the home or telephone to enquire to his whereabouts.The Garda Inspector barred the boy from the Canal Road area of Letterkenny, however his mother requested that this be extended to the Main Street, Market Square and effectively the urban part of Letterkenny town. This would give the Gardaí the power to arrest the boy again if they find him in any of these areas.Gardaí also barred the boy from associating with three other young males.Judge Paul Kelly asked the young teen if he understood the conditions of his bail and what it would mean if he were to break any of these strict rules.“Do you understand that the Gardaí would have the power to arrest you and your bail could be revoked?” he asked the teenager.The boy replied saying he understood.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until the September court in Letterkenny.Boy, 13, banned from Letterkenny after seven robberies across the town was last modified: August 8th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:arrestbannedboyGardailetterkennyrobberies
It’s like “Survivor,” only with volleyballs, courts and nets instead of tribes, fire and immunity challenges. It’s “The Apprentice,” only with pool play and single-elimination playoffs rather than group tasks and boardroom sessions. The 24th edition of the Royal tournament, regarded by several coaches as the area’s best, was held Saturday at Oxnard High and Pacifica of Oxnard. South Hills of Covina survived 11 hours, 45 minutes of competition to outlast Upland 13-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the Gold Division championship. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Not long before, Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge – the Daily News’ top-ranked team – posted the best finish of any of the 19 local teams competing, defeating Simi Valley 25-15 in the third-place game. The victory capped almost 11 hours of competition for Flintridge Sacred Heart, which saw an eight-match winning streak snapped with a 26-24, 26-24 loss to South Hills of West Covina in the semifinals. The Gold Division was played at Pacifica instead of Royal or Simi Valley High, an 11th-hour decision to move the event some 30 miles west because of poor air quality stemming from the Topanga Fire. Heidi Buonauro is the latest Royal coach to take on the daunting task of staging one of the largest one-day volleyball tournaments – boys or girls – in Southern California. Before Buonauro, the event was run by veteran coach Bob Ferguson or his son, Travis. As she stood in front of the gathering of players, coaches and fans from South Hills and Upland at nearly 8 p.m. Saturday, Buonauro – whose team lost to Upland 25-16, 25-16 in the quarterfinals – was upbeat while presenting the team trophies and all-tournament awards. “We’ve been hosting this event since 1982, and every year it seems the level of competition gets better and better,” Buonauro said. “And after watching these teams battle the way they did in the final match, this year is no exception.” Buonauro made sure to thank everyone from her father to the people working the snack bar for their assistance and support during Saturday’s event, which wasn’t overshadowed by the same drama of the 2002 tournament. That year, Quartz Hill’s C.J. Vocke, daughter of coach Larry Vocke, was treated by paramedics after collapsing in the girls’ bathroom and experiencing difficulties breathing, succumbing to the fatigue of nearly half a day of volleyball. When paramedics arrived, they determined Vocke’s heart rate was abnormally high. She also was hyperventilating and suffering from numbness in her hands and face. Earlier that day, a player from Dos Pueblos of Goleta was seen rushing out of the gym to vomit in the patio area after complaining to her coach of stomach problems. Following those incidents, several coaches and parents approached Travis Ferguson about the possibility of holding the event over a two-day period, similar to the format adopted by several Orange County schools. Ferguson experimented with the idea of a Friday-Saturday event, but couldn’t devise a plan that would work within the academic and traveling schedules of all the teams involved. In the three years since Vocke’s collapse, the tournament schedule has been modified in an effort to minimize the total amount of time from first serve to final point. Even with all the positive aspects surrounding the Royal tournament – one of the most prestigious one-day events in Southern California – it was impossible not to notice the physical and mental toll the competition took on some of the players and teams. Oak Park, which entered the tournament undefeated, lost in the quarterfinals to Simi Valley. La Reina of Thousand Oaks, ranked in the Daily News top 10, won the Silver Division despite four players playing while ill. And Flintridge Sacred Heart, which has beaten teams ranked much higher than South Hills or Upland, saw its goal of a tournament title go unfulfilled. After receiving their team trophies and all-tournament awards, members of Flintridge Sacred Heart and Simi Valley wasted little time gathering their equipment before heading toward the parking lot. “That was the longest day of my life,” said Simi Valley’s Megan Metcalf, who (with teammate Christine Vaughen) received all-tournament honors. “I’m having trouble even focusing right now,” said Flintridge Sacred Heart’s Jackie Beeton, one of two all-tournament selections for the Tologs (along with setter Sam Orlandini). “I’m definitely (feeling) a little stir crazy,” Beeton told teammates on more than one occasion Saturday that she felt like her left arm was going to fall off or that her shoulder was going to pop out. The senior right-side hitter walked to the parking lot with an ice pack on her shoulder, looking like a pitcher who had just labored through a 150-pitch outing. Her teammates concurred. “My legs are burning,” middle blocker Megan Connell said. “My back is killing me,” Orlandini added. “I think part of my body is on that court,” defensive specialist Sarah Polich said. Her body, as well as more than 200 others who might have been auditioning for a part on the next big reality-TV show. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If Mark Burnett is looking for his next big reality-television-show concept, he might want to talk to the organizers of Royal of Simi Valley’s girls’ volleyball tournament. Here’s the premise: Get 28 teams from Southern California, some among the area’s top programs, and put them in nearly 12 hours of grueling competition until one team is left standing.