JOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, THOUSAND WORDS, WINNER: “He ran very well. He put me in a good spot and he was comfortable down there. He took the dirt (in his face) well and when I asked him to run, he really accelerated.”ABEL CEDILLO, ROYAL ACT, SECOND: “He tried really hard and I put him in the position I wanted him to go. I was sitting perfect and when I made him move he started moving. He ran a big race.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, THOUSAND WORDS, WINNER: “Prat knows him pretty well, I didn’t give him any instructions. Both riders were kind of on their own. Prat says he is getting better, he was a sort of immature colt. He grinds and you gotta really work at him. Being stuck down inside he got the worst of it. Usually a young horse like that they don’t run that well and they don’t respond. He’s got that big long stride and the further the better with him. You could tell about the last 50 yards he was really getting going. He came back he wasn’t even tired so that is a good sign. He is progressing with every race and to win three in a row like that it is pretty impressive.“I told Rosario don’t fight High Velocity if he wants to run, I really thought down the backside High Velocity was gonna steal it, he has a lot of speed and he hung in there well.( 3rd place finisher.)“We are just happy for them and the connections. The horses showed up and ran well.”On 3,000 wins: “I’ve always thought things happen for a reason. Running in the Bob Lewis, with a horse named Thousand Words and going for 3,000 wins. I mean you can’t make that up. I had a feeling it was gonna happen in this race, I’ve had a lot of good people work for me through the years, the first 50 wins were probably the hardest, 100 were life changers. I feel very blessed and fortunate that I’ve been able to last this in this business and do so well in this business after coming from the quarter horse business. I’ve never dreamt of coming into thoroughbreds, there was never one instant I was thinking about it. I came over with Mike Pegram and Hal Earnhardt who I still have after all these years, they are a big part of the team.”PETER EURTON, ROYAL ACT, SECOND: “Couldn’t be more happy. He’s just kind of a grinder, he’s just that cool kind of horse that keeps giving it to you.(On racing at San Felipe) “I think so, I’ll get with Mr. Searing and see what he wants to do. Anywhere we can get a mile and an eighth wouldn’t be a bad thing.”NOTES: The winning owner is Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC. Bob Baffert now has 3,000 North American victories.
“It was flying somewhat erratically. It appeared to have stalled and then rolled over,” he said. He added the runway was about a quarter-mile from the plane. Park did not see the actual crash. “I was hoping he pulled it out,” he said. But when he arrived the crash site, he smelled fuel. “I don’t think he ran out of gas,” Park said. James E. Jenkins, assistant director of the airport, said the pilot was based at the airport, and his family was on-site after the accident. The investigation is ongoing. Staff Writer Jannise Johnson contributed to this story. email@example.com (909) 483-9378160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHINO – One man died Friday afternoon after his single-engine experimental airplane flew low and crashed near the Chino Airport runway. The man had been flying aircraft for 20 years and built and tested planes locally, said Chino spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden. The pilot took off a few minutes before the crash at 1:27p.m., said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The fixed-wing single-engine plane, a Skygear, was registered to La Habra resident Helen Park on July 27, 2006, according to FAA records. The pilot flew his plane at 200 to 300 feet before the engine sputtered, Van Der Linden said. Bystanders who watched the crash said the plane flew low, but they didn’t hear the plane sputter. “The engine was working,” said Jurrie Vanderwoude, 71, who volunteers at Chino’s Planes of Fame museum. “I thought it was trouble with the wind.” The plane rested upside down, with yellow police tape surrounding the scene, in front of a utility building just off Merrill Avenue as officials investigated the aircraft Friday afternoon. The pilot was doing what is known as “pattern work” or practice runs, when the plane went down, Gregor said. David Park, 44, of Placentia, who is not related to Helen Park, was near the airport when the crash occurred.
Football’s governing body FIFA will decide next month whether to officially endorse the VAR system, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.The Premier League is lagging behind the Bundesliga and Serie A, which are testing the technology this season but Saturday’s incident, which saw a Mata goal cancelled out after a lengthy delay, was just the latest in a series of contentious moments involving VAR in England.AFP Sports looks at the key issues that must be resolved.Is it reliable?Hawk-Eye, whose goal-line technology used in the Premier League has been widely regarded as a success, apologised for providing “an incorrect graphic” to broadcasters during United’s FA Cup fifth-round game at Huddersfield on Saturday.“To confirm, the VAR saw the correct image with the correct lines to make the decision. This was a case of the wrong image being provided to the broadcaster and we apologise,” Hawk-Eye said in a statement.However, it raises doubts over a core concept — will the technology be in a better position to make correct decisions than the match officials?“Saturday made me wonder how far we can trust the technology to arrive at incontestable decisions, which is strange given that is the point of it,” the former head of Premier League referees, Keith Hackett, wrote in the Telegraph newspaper.United boss Jose Mourinho says there must be irrefutable proof that VAR can consistently lead to better decisions.“I think our game is so beautiful that to change we have to change for better,” said Mourinho, whose side won 2-0 despite the disallowed goal.“The technology on the goal line I’m really, really happy with that. If they find a way in the VAR that the VAR is always right and always brings the truth, I’m happy with that.”Waiting gameMata’s disallowed goal also raised another criticism of the system — the time it takes for a final decision to be made.“I think in the future the VAR will be helpful for the referees, who always have a difficult job, and eventually it will bring more justice to football,” Mata wrote in his online blog.Juan Mata and referee Kevin Friend debate the Spaniard’s ‘goal’ that wasn’t © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF“Technology can help football to be more fair, especially nowadays when it seems that the result is the only thing that matters,” he added.“I believe, though, that such technology should be restricted to a few particular actions that are crucial in the game… and especially that the final decision should take less time and be more clear than last Saturday’s.”West Brom coach Alan Pardew complained that two of his players suffered hamstring injuries due to delays in play as three major decisions were referred to VAR in his side’s 3-2 win at Liverpool in the previous round of the FA Cup.Fans in the darkWhile replays of referred decisions are offered to television viewers, unlike in tennis, for example, fans inside the ground are not shown the pictures.“In the stadium, it was bizarre, because we got no evidence of what happened,” Pardew said about his experience at Anfield last month.Despite the Mata decision going in his side’s favour, Huddersfield boss David Wagner also expressed his displeasure at what he sees as robbing fans and players of the emotion of scoring a goal.“Yes, the decision went in our favour but this VAR for me kills the emotion of the game,” said Wagner. “This is why I don’t like it.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Not so instant replay: Players wait for the VAR decision on Juan Mata’s ‘goal’ which was ruled out © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – VAR technology is back in the spotlight after Manchester United’s Juan Mata was controversially denied a goal in a confusing incident that raises questions over whether it is ready for a Premier League rollout.The video assistant referee system has been trialled in hundreds of matches around the world to review key moments linked to goals, penalty decisions, red-card incidents and cases of mistaken identity.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he believes Chelsea will win the Premier League title this season after their outstanding start.Following a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, the Blues sit top of the pile after 14 games with 36 points, having won 11 of those matches and yet to lose one.And Allardyce, whose Hammers side currently sit fifth, 12 points off the pace, reckons, despite the resurgent form of Manchester City, the only thing that can stop Jose Mourinho’s Blues claiming the trophy is a spate of injuries to key stars.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Even though Manchester City are firing on all cylinders again I still think the distance Chelsea have put between them, and the fact that they’ve got a manager who knows how, [means] I think it will be their title this year.“The only way I can see them slipping up in a game or two is if they get some injuries.“They haven’t incurred many injuries in the squad at the moment but I think if they got some injuries to key players that may dent their progress a little bit, but I can’t really see anyone catching them.”
“It would be a betrayal to turn around after the vote and tell people there are no summer programs,” said City Manager Paul Phillips. The $673,850 would be enough to keep the library, which is slated to stay open until June, open through September. The money will also pay for three months of summer recreational programs. The city expects an estimated $325,730 from fees paid for recreational activities, said city spokeswoman Bobbi Kemp. Despite the unanimous vote to extend the programs, several council members expressed reservations about supporting the measure. Councilman Kevin Stapleton argued that the council risked losing a lot of money if the utility tax was not renewed. “We’re spending $673,000 betting on whether a community group can get this measure on the ballot and get it passed,” said Stapleton. Councilwoman Peggy Delach said the city was giving the impression it could afford to not cut programs. “If the utility tax does not get renewed, we would be sending another mixed message that if you don’t want to pay the tax you can still have all the city’s programs,” said Delach.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COVINA — Several months after passing severe budget cuts, the City Council reversed course last week and re-instated funding for summer recreation programs and the library. It was the second time the city changed its mind on the cuts: in July, the city reversed $170,950 in cuts in the 2007-08 budget for graffiti removal and crossing guards. At the July 17 meeting, several council members warned that there was no room for reversing cuts in the next year’s budget. “I want to make sure that everyone understands that there really won’t be any money for this in next year’s budget,” said Mayor John King at that meeting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Despite the warning, the $673,850 in funds approved at Tuesday’s meeting come from the 2008-09 budget where over $7 million in cuts are scheduled. Those cuts are meant to offset the expected loss of $5.5 million in funding from the user’s utility tax that was voted down in a city election last March. The city is scheduled to stop collecting the tax in March 2009. What has changed since the July meeting, said Mayor King, is that a community group is circulating a petition to put a measure on the June ballot that would extend the utility tax for another 10 years, until 2019. “I firmly believe the community will make a different decision this time, and I believe it will lead to a healthier community,” said King. At Tuesday’s meeting, city staff said that if the community voted to extend the tax, there would be no need to cut the programs.
The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams continue their 2016 season at the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 9. Last week, senior Reed Fisher’s (Minnetonka, Minn.) second place finish with a time of 17:59.5 at the Hawkeye Invitational earned him the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor. Fisher was also named the Eagle Bank MVC Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week. The Oz Memorial, hosted by the University of Minnesota, is named in honor of former Bulldog head coach, Gary Osborne. The women’s 6-kilometer race will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the men’s 4-mile race at 7 p.m. on the Les Bolstad Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota State are among those in attendence expected to challenge the Bulldogs.The Bulldogs are finishing up their second week of hard training with the Oz Memorial serving as another step in preparing the young team to compete through training and build fitness for the championship portion of the season. Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) led the young women’s team with an 11th place finish followed by three freshman, including Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) who finished 35th in her first collegiate race. Following the Oz Memorial, members of the team will compete in the Grand View Invitational in Des Moines and the Woody Greeno/Dirksen Invite in Lincoln, Neb. Both invitationals are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17. Print Friendly Version Both the men and women finished eighth as a team in the season-opening outing.
A CRIME gang behind the latest raids on homes in County Donegal escaped to Derry – once again showing how criminals are using the Border to evade capture.One victim had her home raided in Moville at the weekend.The thieves took valuables and the family car before ripping off the number plates and driving off. The car was spotted at the Ture Inn driving at speed towards the Border shortly afterwards.It’s the latest in a series of incidents which rank and file Gardaí say shows they are under-resourced for dealing with Border crime.“Co-operation with the PSNI is excellent but when a car speeds across the Border it’s hard to catch them (the criminals),” said one officer.“We need more Gardaí because what we are doing now isn’t working.” The weekend raids are the latest in a series of incidents the most serious of which was an incident in Burnfoot last month.A man who challenged thieves outside a wake suffered broken legs when they drove off with him still hanging from the side of their vehicle.He was still clinging to the silver-coloured saloon car when the raiders sped off.As the car drove towards the Border at speed, the driver swerved, sending the man into the path of an oncoming car.The car was found burnt out in Derry. So far the Mercedes stolen in Moville in the latest incident has not been found.BURGLARY SPREE CRIMINALS ESCAPE OVER BORDER – AGAIN! was last modified: January 7th, 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:borderDerryInishowenraidsthieves
The fall-out from the decision by the CCC to postpone ALL the fixtures in this weekend’s All-County League Division One and Two has been met with widespread anger by club players all across Donegal. Last weekend St Michael’s, Gaoth Dobhair and Glenfin refused to field in their respective fixtures citing player welfare as the main issue.However, St Michael’s spokesman Liam McElhinney then stated that St Michael’s will NOT play anymore games without their county contingent. At a meeting last night the club delegates voted in favour of postponing ALL league games until July 26th the week after Donegal’s Ulster SFC final.However, if Donegal fail to beat Monaghan they will play in the fourth round of the qualifiers that month which would mean NO round of club fixtures.Its look almost certain that teams in the top two tiers in Donegal will play NO football in July.This reality has promoted an angry reaction from fed up club players and club managers who now face a summer of no football. Unfortunately, the issue of club players going months without games is a recurring theme in the Donegal GAA climate.Some players have called for an independent players association be set up for club players in Donegal to give them a voice as they feel their protestations fall on deaf ears.On the Donegal Hoganstand forum furious club players vented their fury and frustration at the decision.CRNM posted, “Can’t believe this decision, what a kick in the teeth for clubs and club players who actually want to play ball. The clubs voted on it so ultimately it was their call.“Very frustrating being a club a player these last few years. My club would love to have a player on the county panel but we don’t. “We’re training since the end of January and dream of summer football now it’s more or less taken away from us?? Something not right there.“The sooner we get a club players association up and running the better, then and only then will our needs be listened to.“At present we’re being trampled on, enough is enough as I for one am sick of it!You may say get involved with your club and express your concerns to your chairman, secretary, treasurer etc but believe me when these votes take place the politics involved is crazy. The players need a voice of their own.Another forum user called Past and Present posted the following message, “Here’s a scenario from my own club, my two lads who are at college were all set for the States for the summer.“I told them hold on as our club was going well and needed all hands to the pumps june and July and I’d get them a start with a few favours pulled in!“Now where do they stand low pay in Ireland or good pay in the states as they are citizens and can get work legally in the states once they step of the plane, that could pay for their next term in college!“We came home to Ireland 10 years ago because we wanted them to be with our own family and people and never regretted the move home!This is why I point the finger to club and club delegates who voted for this last night, they in no way measured up what they were doing for clubs or club players and it was a selfish vote with stars in their eyes, rather than the entire GAA Family being looked after!It leaves a sour taste and questions the ability of club delegates,do they have a clue whats happening in their own club or whats going on around them!CLUB V COUNTY FIXTURES ROW: “WE NEED TO SET-UP A CLUB PLAYER ASSOCIATION NOW” was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ClubCountydonegalfixturesGAAHome-page Sportnewsrow
Donegal County Councillor Michael Naughton is calling for a special meeting with Irish Water to raise issues from rural areas of the county.Homebuilders are facing a new wave of connection charges from the water company which were introduced in AprilDonegal MD Cllr Naughton says that people on the ground have “serious issues” with the policy. He said that a local home builder was recently quoted a €68,000 fee for a 200metre connection.Cllr Naughton told Donegal Daily: “Irish Water have changed the regulations. A contractor could connect the water before this, but if you go to build a house now it is Irish Water.“People are being quoted €350 euro per metre as a connection fee. A person going for 200m is charged around €70,000.“I also have families building new houses up the road and they cannot get connected because it is not in the area.” Cllr Naughton said the issues are “unacceptable” and called on the county council to request a workshop with Irish Water.He added that he is planning to call for an allocation of Irish Water’s funding to be given to the Donegal County Council water department for minor works, such as those in Ballintra and Ballydevitt. “Irish Water want the big capital jobs,” he said.Cllr Naughton criticised the lack of direct communication from Irish Water:“You will never get a reply from an Irish Water official, you get it from customer service agent and a PR team.“I will not stand as a councillor for the next five years and go back to my people and say I am waiting for a reply.” Rural water issues and connection fees spark call for special meeting was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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. Michael NaughtonIrish Water
Crescent City >> In a contest with everything on the line, the old adage proved true once again — patience is indeed a virtue.In a close, scoreless ball game, the Del Norte Warriors scored three late-inning runs and held off St. Mary’s to win the North Coast Section Division IV softball championship on Saturday at Del Norte High School.Deadlocked in a scoreless pitcher’s duel between sophomore hurlers Allison Douglas of Del Norte and Reyna Heredia of St. Mary’s, and with both offenses being …