Guineas double for magical Moore

first_img Press Association It was almost a case of deja vu as Ryan Moore completed a magical weekend on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile when showing his strength in the saddle aboard Legatissimo in the Qipco 1000 Guineas. With his original mount and ante-post favourite Found an absentee at the declaration stage, it looked as if Moore’s chances of landing a second winner of the mile fillies’ Classic after Homecoming Queen in 2012 had been significantly reduced. However, he found a more than suitable substitute with the engine and heart of a champion. Last at halfway, Moore bided his time waiting for the right moment to make his move as Tiggy Wiggy and Redstart cut out the running. Redstart gave way, but Tiggy Wiggy continued to gallop on resolutely in front, although it was not long before the Jim Bolger-trained Lucida powered past in a move which looked to have put the race to bed. With Moore now in full flow, Wachman’s filly, who only won a Listed heat at Gowran Park seven days ago, started to reel in the 9-2 favourite, and soon enough her stamina saw her move into a lead she was not to give up. Lucida battled back but it was not to be, as she went down fighting by three-quarters of a length, with Tiggy Wiggy another four and a half lengths back in third, gifting the winning handler his first English Classic success. Wachman said: “She’s a lovely filly, a big, scopey filly, and Ryan gave her a great ride. “Over the winter she showed me she could be classy, but we went to Leopardstown early this season and she was beaten in soft ground and we were scratching our heads a bit. She won very well in Gowran last week. It was like a bit of work. Twenty-four hours after gaining his first 2000 Guineas on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gleneagles in the same colours, the 31-year-old stole the show again with a power-packed ride aboard the 13-2 shot, this time for David Wachman. In doing so, Moore became the first rider since Kieren Fallon in 2005 to do the big-race double on Guineas weekend. “We were taking a chance coming here so soon, but it worked. I knew that if it didn’t come too quick we definitely had a chance. The step back to a mile was never a worry for me as she has plenty of pace. “She is in everything, so the Oaks is a possibility, but it might be that a mile and a quarter is the magic number. She’ll go further, we have got plenty of options – she’s won her Group One now, so the pressure is off.” Moore added: “Once we were getting the room I was confident of picking them up, as she travelled very well. She saw it out in really good style as she is a good, tough, hardy filly. “I am lucky to have picked up two good rides. I was a bit gutted when Found was not running as she is an exceptional filly and I was looking forward to riding her, but it has worked out well as I found another great one.” Part-owner Michael Tabor said: “It’s hard to believe, to win the first two Classics of the year – it’s what you dream about. “I was joking with Ryan yesterday saying I’d never done the double and I said ‘perhaps it will happen’, but never really thinking it would. “She only ran a week ago and David said she’d run well as long as we weren’t running her back too quick. If David has the right animal then he produces.” last_img read more

USG to vote on providing free menstrual products

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate will vote next week on a resolution to distribute free menstrual products in women’s restrooms and gender-neutral restrooms across campus. A USG meeting. Photo by Catherine Liang | Daily TrojanUSG’s Director of Wellness Affairs Marina Hrovat, who introduced the resolution to USG on Tuesday, co-wrote the resolution with Senator Debbie Lee.While the Engemann Student Health Center currently provides free menstrual products, Lee and Hrovat emphasized the inaccessibility of these products in their resolution. “The current university effort to supply these products to students is provided through Engemann Student Health Center, which is distant on campus, ultimately failing to meet the immediate need of students,” They wrote in the resolution.Hrovat and Lee also noted that menstrual products are taxed as luxury items when purchased in stories, increasing the financial burden on students who need menstrual supplies.“We realized that there are a lot of universities that are stepping up and taking care of this financial burden,” Marina Hrovat said. Lee cited Brown, Princeton and Stanford as universities that provide useful frameworks for a USC program.In November, Hrovat organized a week-long trial run of free menstrual products with the help of Paula Swinford, director of the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion. According to Hrovat, the products were installed in restrooms in buildings like the Gwynn Wilson Student Union and Mark Taper Hall of Humanities. Following their trial run, Hrovat and Swinford received positive student feedback. “We used a texting survey to measure student feedback,” Marina Hrovat said. “We had 99 percent full support from students who were participating in that texting-in survey. And we used a substantial amount of products that were put out for the week.”With several students supporting the need for free menstrual products in the women’s and gender-neutral restrooms, Hrovat said that the next step for this initiative is deciding on a supplier for the feminine hygiene products. While the University will be paying for the menstrual products, Hrovat is looking to contract a specific supplier so that there will be no “roadblock of having to change or switch the supplier company.” Currently, Hrovat has been in communication with two suppliers. She and Lee are meeting with Tampon Tribe, a tampon supplier, next Tuesday with hopes of a potential partnership with USC.Hrovat said her goal is to have the products in restrooms by the beginning of Fall 2018. Since there has been a lot of urgency on the University’s end, a supplier will be chosen soon.“[The initiative]’s moving quickly — there’s a lot of support, there’s a lot of urgency, so I don’t believe this will take long to accomplish because there is so much support,” Hrovat said. “Companies work at their own speed. We can do our best, but it’s a two-way deal.”Juliana Hrovat, parliamentarian for the legislative branch of USG and Marina’s sister, said that while it is normally challenging to have the University allocate the funds to pursue it, installing these products into campus restrooms is a matter of lending equal access to all students. “I think this initiative is extremely important for all women on this campus because it provides them with the resource that maybe some students on this campus aren’t able to get,” Juliana Hrovat said. “Giving all students access to this … will really help the female population at USC.”last_img read more

Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

first_img BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Share Share Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX.Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation.“This partnership gives us the ideal platform to excel in the US market. working with the iconic FOX brand, which secures an extensive portfolio of premier sports rights and programming, supported with incredible on-air talent and reaching nearly all US households,” Ashkenazi details to Stars Group investors.Stars Group governance believes that in FOX it has secured the ideal multimedia partner to scale the US market, allowing the company to ‘capitalise on its proprietary technologies and operating expertise’ – replicating the ‘success of Sky Bet within the UK market’.Detailing strong JV foundations, the Stars Group underlines that it has partnered with a multimedia operator that can reach ‘100 million viewers in a single weekend of programming’.JV partner FOX Sports is recognised as ‘US Sports second most recognisable brand,’ supporting a diverse portfolio of sports programming, including broadcasts of the NFL, MLB, MLS, Nascar and US Golf.Ashkenazi emphasises the commitment FOX has undertaken on the joint-venture, which sees the US media firm acquire 4.99% in the Stars Group Inc. In addition, FOX will further gain ‘the right to acquire up to a 50% equity stake in The Stars Group’s US business’.“The arrangement provides both parties with a significant economic and strategic alignment, that maintains the ability to convert long-term commercial opportunities into a successful 50-50 joint venture partnership”, Ashkenazi details.Robin Chhabra – FOX BetIn the presentation, Ashkenazi confirms that the FOX Bet will be led by current Stars Group Chief Corporate Development Officer Robin Chhabra as joint-venture CEO.Building Fox Bet’s foundations, the Stars Group has set up a ‘US advisory board’ led by Ted Moss, former managing director SkyBet UK, and Andy Clerkson founder Grande Parade.Leading the Fox Bet JV, Robin Chhabra states confidence in delivering US betting’s premier wagering proposition, as ‘FOX Sports is the ideal springboard – a media brand embedded within US sports’.Chhabra points to analysis, which highlights that the FOX Sports has superior brand awareness of 80% with US audiences, ‘50% higher than any daily fantasy sports operator or existing casino brand’ – “The strengthens of FOX are clear and provide us with an immediate advantage over market competitors,” Chhabra concludes. Related Articleslast_img read more

Final 2014 Sprite Ball draw reveal intriguing groups

first_imgLong-standing rivals Mfantsipim, St Augustine’s College Accra High and St John’s will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 2014 Sprite Ball Championship while Koforidua Secondary School, Mawuli, Opoku Ware and West African Senior High School will comprise another intriguing pool.The draw between Central Regional rivals Mfantsipim and St Augustines caught the eye as the draw for the flagship High School basketball competition was held at the studios of TV 3 on Monday night.Volta Regional powerhouse Ketasco, Accra-based Ghana Lebanon and Islamic School (GLISS), former Ashanti Regional champions Prempeh College and wild card qualifying school Adisadel College make up group A.Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) have Akwamuman, Presbyterian boys-Legon and Kumasi Anglican for company in group C.In the girls division, Old foes Yaa Asantewaa and Aggrey Memorial have been drawn in group A alongside Labone and Tema Senior High.It will be a meeting of familiar faces as three of the teams – Yaa Asantewaa, Aggrey Memorial and Labone have a long history in the competition. In group B, Volta Regional-based side Kadjebi-Asato have been paired together with last year’s losing finalist St Mary’s, Mfantseman and T.I Ahmadiya.The draw was conducted by TV 3’s Elloeny Amande assisted by Chairman of the Ghana Basketball Association, David Addo-Ashong as well as two-time WBC Super featherweight champion Professor Azumah Nelson.BOYS DIVISIONGROUP A: KETASCO, GLISS, PREMPEH COLLEGE, ADISADEL COLLEGE.GROUP B: KSTS, MAWULI, OPOKU WARE, WEST AFRICAN SENIOR HIGH  (WASS) GROUP C: GSTS, KUMASI ANGLICAN, AKWAMUMAN, PRESEC-LEGONGROUP D: MFANTSIPIM, ST AUGUSTINES, ACCRA HIGH, ST JOHNS. GIRLS DIVISONGROUP A: TEMA SENIOR HIGH, AGGREY MEMORIAL, YAA ASANTEWAA, LABONE GROUP B: KADJEBI-ASATO, ST MARY’S, MFANTSEMAN, T.I AHMADIYAlast_img read more

Lancashire 13-year-old heads for Grand Medal Final

first_img25 May 2012 Lancashire 13-year-old heads for Grand Medal Final Lancashire 13-year-old, Louisa Brunt, shot net 67 at York to lead the North region qualifiers for England Golf’s 2012 Grand Medal Final.Louisa, from Ashton-under-Lyne, trains with England Golf’s Birdies North squad. She won the event by a single shot from Michelle Fielding of Clitheroe, while two other Lancashire players tied third.The event was contested by the best women club medal players from six counties and the top ten qualified for the Grand Medal Final to be held at Worcestershire Golf Club on Saturday, June 23.The ten, who will join qualifiers from five other regions to compete for the title of England’s champion medal player, are: Louisa Brunt (Ashton Under Lyne), Michelle Fielding (Clitheroe), Sandra King (Davyhulme Park), Alex Forrest (Longridge),  Emma Vallantine (Werneth Low), Helen Cray (Crewe),  Lauren Oleksik (Astbury), Veronica Whitehill (Crow Nest Park), Annabel Lightfoot (Hainsworth Park), Tiffany Fielden (Hale).All the regional finalists returned the best four scores at their club in the English Women’s Medals during 2011.“It was a good day,” said Louisa, who had never seen the course before. “I managed to get away with some really good pars. I went through a stage when I had three bogeys but I got it back.”This is the latest in a string of successes for Louisa, who is playing only her third season of golf with a handicap. Last year she became the county U13 champion and won the girls’ prize for the biggest handicap reduction: from 25 to 12.She had already cut her handicap to 10 before teeing off in the regional medal final and is now down to nine – well on the way to achieving her ambition of a reduction to seven. Louisa plays for the Lancashire girls’ and B teams.Another Lancashire player, Alison Wake of Aston & Lea, failed to qualify for the Grand Final, but had the compensation of scoring a hole-in-one on the 102-yard 11th hole. The 17 handicapper used a six-iron for her first ace.Qualifying net scoresPar 73, CSS 7467 Louisa Brunt (Ashton Under Lyne, hcp 10)68 Michelle Fielding (Clitheroe, 17)70 Sandra King (Davyhulme Park, 28), Alex Forrest (Longridge, 12),71 Emma Vallantine (Werneth Low, 22), Helen Cray (Crewe, 21), Lauren Oleksik (Astbury, 5)72 Veronica Whitehill (Crow Nest Park, 19), Annabel Lightfoot (Hainsworth Park, 18), Tiffany Fielden (Hale, 9)last_img read more

Clubs back drive to get more women beginners playing golf

first_img Over 50 golf clubs in eight counties are backing England Golf’s drive to get more women beginners playing – helped by laughter, fizz and a novel twist to scoring.Clubs in Devon, Hampshire, Northumberland, Suffolk and Worcestershire are joining the confidence-building campaign this season. They’ll be offering a series of fun playing days for new golfers, starting in this month.They are building on the successes of clubs in Hertfordshire, Cheshire and Durham, which piloted the scheme and are continuing to run golf days to welcome newcomers to the sport.The playing days are for women who have taken Get into Golf coaching sessions and want support to try their new skills on the course. They are designed to help the new players build confidence, make friends – and have a laugh together.The events are played on short courses or nine-hole layouts suitable for beginners. They all have shotgun starts, so the players start and finish together and can socialise after play over a glass of fizz or juice.Scoring avoids counting the strokes. Instead, the players complete challenges, which involve playing skills and etiquette such as successfully hitting the green in one, raking the bunker correctly and shaking hands on the final green when they complete their game. More experienced golfers are also on hand to help.It gets the thumbs-up from players who’ve already tried it. Here’s what some of them have to say:• “It was great to have the opportunity to get out on a golf course with other beginners and someone who can advise and instruct you, whilst making sure that you were having fun and not losing confidence – Karen, Cheshire• “It has helped to build my confidence” – Catherine, Northumberland• “Prosecco makes a bad round good!” – Jo, Hertfordshire• “I’m really enjoying my new hobby” – Julia, Northumberland• “It’s enjoyable even if you are not playing well” – Trish, Hertfordshire• “Great to play with a group of ladies from other clubs with similar ability and knowledge” – Jo, HertfordshireWomen on Par is an initiative from England Golf, which is committed to growing the women and girls’ game. Currently only 15 per cent of club members are women and just one per cent are girls.Visit getintogolf.org to find out about and book these sessions and discover other opportunities for beginners and improvers. 2 May 2018 Clubs back drive to get more women beginners playing golf Tags: Beginners, England Golf, Get into golf, Womenlast_img read more

Leafs shutout Nitehawks 3-0 to remain perfect in preseason

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs remained perfect in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season after scoring a 3-0 shutout over Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday in Fruitvale.Nelson defeated Beaver Valley 8-2 in Nelson last week and Creston Valley Thunder Cats 5-4 Friday at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs scored a goal in each period against the Hawks.Robson Cramer and Alex Wilkinson scored for Nelson while Adam Maida and Tyler Moffat combined to register the win in goal. Friday, Brandon Sookro scored the winner as Nelson edged the Cats.Matt MacDonald, Darnel St. Pierre and Nolan Percival also scored for Nelson.Maida and Moffat combined to register the win in goal.Nelson concludes the preseason this week with a home-and-home series against defending KIJHL champion Castlegar Rebels.The teams play Tuesday in the Sunflower City before returning to the NDCC Arena Wednesday.Nelson opens the KIJHL regular season Friday in Castlegar against the Rebels.The home opener of the Leafs is Saturday against Creston at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Windies Women to train in England for World Cup

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Women’s bid to win the ICC Women’s World Cup will begin with a two-week training camp in England.The West Indies Cricket Board announced details of the training yesterday, which will lead into the global tournament that starts on June 26.Windies Women secured one of the four automatic qualification spots for the eight-team tournament on the strength of their performance in the ICC Women’s Championship over the last two years.”We made arrangements for the team to assemble in England in early June for their camp ahead of the World Cup,” WICB Project Officer for Women’s cricket Josina Luke said.”We want to offer them all the support we can as we look to add the 50-overs World title to the Twenty20 World title.”Luke said: “This should provide them with ideal preparation as they get acclimatised to the conditions and look to win another major international title.”The team has improved a lot since the last World Cup in India when they reached their first international final. We are good contenders to win this time around.”The Windies Women were runners-up at the last ICC Women’s World Cup when they lost the final against Australia Women four years ago in Mumbai, India.Last April, however, they claimed their first global title when they prevailed over the Aussie Women to capture the ICC Women’s World T20 title at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.last_img read more

Calisaan back at right time for finals-bound Che’Lu-San Sebastian

first_imgCarpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ PBA IMAGESMichael Calisaan is back with a vengeance for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian as completed his recovery from an elbow injury which had sidelined him for almost half of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“I really wanted to play,” he admitted in Filipino. “There’s no more pain and I told the coaches that I’m ready to go.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a complete 180-degree turn for Calisaan, who was already ruled out of the season late in the eliminations.But he couldn’t have picked  a better time to make his comeback as he helped the Revellers book the first ticket to the Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThough still groping for form, the 23-year-old tried his earnest to deliver for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, pouring 14 points and four steals to help his side complete the upset over Akari-Adamson with the 93-90 Game 2 triumph on Thursday.“When I’m on the court, I don’t feel anything. It’s more of the mental aspect of the injury because I’m still bugged by it at times. But I can say that I’m already at 90-percent,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Since Calisaan’s injury, the Revellers had undergone a facelift with coach Stevenson Tiu enlisting the help of veterans like Jeff Viernes, Cedrick Ablaza, and Jay-R Taganas. That gamble paid off big time, with the team finishing as the four-seed and eventually, upsetting top seed Akari-Adamson in the semifinals.And with Calisaan back in the lineup, he’s hoping that the good things continue to pour Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s way ahead of the best-of-five championship series.“I hope that the blessings continue for our team. We’ll do our best to achieve our goal which is to win the championship,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping tournaments like Federer LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Buttressing a faulty narrative

first_imgDear Editor,Public commentary in Guyana does come with personal attacks, especially when you upturn the traditional narrative on its head with new facts.I refer to an attempt to buttress the narrative offered by Dr David Hinds by two individuals. I thank them for their letter in the Stabroek News of Match 7, 2019. But rather than deal with the core issue at hand, they offer an academic illusion of ethnic harmony and political order, without understanding that such a situation can only be achieved when there are heavy doses of truth and integrity in public policy development and implementation.The traditional narrative that drives the ethnic disharmony and political disorder in Guyana is grounded in a fallacy that Indo-Guyanese are wealthy and thus a need for equity in how the Treasury is distributed. My previous letter has now put that to rest, and the only presumed oversight on my part was the source of my conclusion.Any letter writer to any media house will tell you that space is always an issue, and thus I deliberately left it out.My source was a World Bank document called “Guyana – Strategies for Reducing Poverty”. A proper interrogation of that document would lead anyone with the required training to conclude that some 22,000 Indo-Guyanese families do live in poverty, compared to 15,000 Afro-Guyanese families and 9,000 Amerindian families. All it takes is a bit of reading and mathematics to figure that out.Secondly, anyone with an iota of social inquisitiveness can conclude that, after some 7000 sugar workers were severed by Team Granger between 2016 and 2017, there would have been major poverty consequences. You have to be clearly foreign to the happenings in the sugar industry not to comprehend the gravity of the social-economic dilution that took place since 2016.Based on a statistical analysis of the population of severed workers done over October 2018, I have enough evidence to make that declaration public that some 3,000 Indo-Guyanese families were pushed into the army of the poor. This process was accelerated by the severance pay being withheld in some cases by almost a year by this heartless Granger Team. Were it not for the barrels and remittances coming from their loved ones in the diaspora, the impact on those families would have been worse.Unfortunately, the connected class aligned to Team Granger would want us to log on to the narrative that it is okay for Team Granger to spend G$1.3 billion to build the Durban Park Parade Ground, but delay the payment of the Wales Sugar Estate workers for almost a year. They totally ignore the fact that such an action drove hundreds of men who used to live in dignity into a life of indignity.As an example from my research, there were cases wherein many former sugar workers found themselves becoming petty thieves, who stole their neighbours’ “soap” from the outdoor showers.These truths do not find their place in the traditional academic narrative, because the purveyors of the traditional message do not want to feed this truth, but an alternative truth. Their alternative truth is one that provides excuses as to why it is okay for Team Granger and the PNC to progress their ethnic supremacist policies and attitudes, since it was supposed to bring ethnic economic equity to the society. Well, it clearly has not!Driving a programme that cultivates 200 Afro-Guyanese millionaires to match the 200 Indo-Guyanese millionaires is not equality, when very little is done to address the inequality for the over 50,000 families from all races living in abject poverty at the bottom of the economic ladder. So while the Granger Team may have brought economic equity at the top, by making many of the PNC boys and girls into millionaires and in a couple of cases billionaires, Guyana has regressed at the bottom, where too many of our people are living below the poverty line.But the fact remains that the largest ethnic group in this army of the poor remains the rural Indo-Guyanese, away from the lights of Georgetown. While the ethnic group with the highest percentage of the poor remains the Amerindians, in this case, percentages are useless, since a poor man is a real human being and must be counted as an individual, not a statistic.There we go, my source. Let us now progress the conversation on how we will fix the system to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of all of our people, especially those 50,000 families living at the bottom of the economic ladder.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more