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first_imgWard added: “I’m happy with the mile. We’ve tried to emulate the same schedule as we followed with Hootenanny, who was narrowly beaten in the Morny a few years ago and then won over the mile at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita with Frankie.“We’ve got Frankie, we’ve got the mile – and this time we’re on our home track, so we don’t even have to ship to California.”Campanelle’s American rivals include Aunt Pearl and Plum Ali, while European hopes are carried by Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth, Ken Condon’s Miss Amulet, Jessica Harrington’s Oodnadatta and Nazuna from Roger Varian’s yard.Ward is confident of getting off to a flyer in the very first Breeders’ Cup race of the weekend, with Golden Pal the hot favourite for the Juvenile Turf Sprint over five and a half furlongs.Narrowly beaten by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the son of Uncle Mo has since bolted up in a stakes race at Saratoga – and Ward is unconcerned about the prospect of being drawn widest of all in stall 14.“He’s the favourite, and everybody knows what I think of this horse,” said Ward.“That (stall 14) is the hole I would have picked if I was given the choice. He’s outside and he shouldn’t have any issues, whereas if he was drawn on the inside or in the middle and broke a step slow, he could encounter traffic.“I will be disappointed if he doesn’t win. We’re excited for all the runners, but this guy has shown so much talent and ability from early on, we’ve got big hopes.”Golden Pal is set to be joined by a trio of stablemates in Amanzi Yimpilo, Into The Sunrise and After Five.Hollie Doyle makes her Breeders’ Cup debut aboard Archie Watson’s Mighty Gurkha, O’Brien saddles Lipizzaner – and Nigel Tinkler is looking forward to running surprise Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit.Tinkler said: “I think the horse is very professional. He’s a very intelligent horse, so he’s not going to do anything stupid. He has grown up and he’s got stronger.“Its five and a half furlongs, which I think will be absolutely ideal. I’m a little bit concerned because it’s going around a bend, and last time he hung a little bit to the right in the last furlong.”The TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on the dirt promises to be an informative affair, with Steve Asmussen’s Kentucky Derby favourite Jackie’s Warrior taken on by Essential Quality and Ward’s Next – who won at the track just a fortnight ago.Ward said: “We’re coming back from a short rest. I know you guys in Europe do that a lot with the two-year-olds, but every time I do it you can stick a fork in mine!“But he’s on his home course and ran a big race here two weeks ago, which is why we’re taking a chance.“We’ll find out of if he’s good enough, number one, and if the short rest takes a toll on him.”Bob Baffert’s Princess Noor heads the betting for the Juvenile Fillies ahead of Simply Ravishing, Dayoutoftheoffice and Girl Daddy. Campanelle provided her trainer with a fourth victory in the Queen Mary Stakes – before striking Group One gold in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August.Running on Ward’s home track of Keeneland, confidence is high Campanelle can add the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf under Frankie Dettori.“Campanelle is doing great and has been prepared for this since three days after the Morny,” said Ward.- Advertisement – “It’s her home course, so all we’ve got to do is lead her over from stall to stall.“She’s been training great – she’s got some new shoes on, and we’re ready to roll.”Campanelle will be tackling a mile for the first time, having not previously raced beyond the six furlongs she won over in France.- Advertisement – Wesley Ward has high expectations for both Campanelle and Golden Pal on the opening night of the Breeders’ Cup.Both horses will be familiar to British racing fans, having performed at Royal Ascot in June.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgTopics : Multi-service app Grab has collaborated with dozens of its restaurant partners to provide 1,000 food packages to medical workers in Bandung and Cimahi, West Java, in an initiative to help frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.Grab West Java partner engagement strategy lead Mawaddi Lubby said the program sought to express the company’s appreciation for health care providers who were risking their lives on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.”While other people are staying at home, they are working hard while facing various health risks. We want to express our gratitude,” Lubby said in a written statement recently.In addition to collaborating with 40 restaurant partners, Lubby said, Grab was cooperating with Intrafood and the Orang Tua Group to distribute 1,000 instant ginger drinks and 1,500 immune-boosting supplements to health care providers.The company distributed food packages to five COVID-19 referral hospitals in the province on Tuesday: Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Rotinsulu Lung Hospital, Advent Hospital, Dustira Hospital and Santosa International Hospital. The food packages were also donated to personnel from the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and the local police. PT Makindo, which owns the Ngikan food chain restaurants, also donated 1,000 food packages to medical workers in several COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta last month.”To show our huge support for health care providers who have sacrificed their time and energy during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are going to donate 1,000 food packages to medical workers,” the company announced on its official Instagram account on March 27.Since March 25, several Jakarta residents have also been participating in a food donation program for medical workers called Lunch 4 Paramedic.”Under the program we provide free healthy and nutritious lunches for paramedics in Jakarta,” Titi Rusdi, the program’s founder told Tempo.co earlier this month. (nal) Advent Hospital director Roy D. Sarumpaet expressed appreciation for the donations, saying that any form of moral or material support for medical workers was essential as they had very challenging jobs during the pandemic.”It could help lift the medical workers’ spirits to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Roy said. Before Grab, several restaurants and communities had taken part in food donation programs for healthcare providers.On March 26, United States-based restaurant chain Pizza Hut gave free pizzas to medical workers in several COVID-19 referral hospitals and community health centers (puskesmas) in Jakarta.”We have cooperated with the Jakarta Health Agency to deliver free pizzas to COVID-19 referral hospitals and puskesmas. We gave the pizza not only to medical workers but also to all the staff working at the hospitals as they also contribute to stopping the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak,” a representative from Pizza Hut chain operator PT. Sarimelati Kencana TBK told kompas.com on March 31.last_img read more


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first_imgTeekay LNG Partners said that Brody Speers, the current chief financial officer (CFO) of Teekay Gas Group has been appointed as vice president, corporate finance, of Teekay Shipping (Canada).Scott Gayton, who currently serves as a vice president at Teekay, has been appointed to assume the CFO position from Speers, Teekay LNG Partners said in a statement.Gayton brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience, including most recently serving as CFO of Tanker Investments from the time of its initial public offering until its merger with Teekay Tankers.He will also continue to oversee capital markets transactions across the Teekay Group.Commenting on the appointments Mark Kremin, president and CEO of Teekay Gas Group said that Speers was instrumental in the successful financing of LNG Partnership’s newbuilding program.At the same time, Kremin noted the company will focus on executing Teekay LNG’s strategic plan.last_img read more


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first_imgTriple Gold Cup-winning rider Jim Culloty enjoyed Festival success as a trainer when Lord Windermere took the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He possibly looked a fortunate winner, however, as the Willie Mullins-trained Boston Bob crashed out at the final fence when in front. That left Lord Windermere (8-1), ridden by Davy Russell, to get the better of Lyreen Legend by a length and three-quarters to give Culloty, best known for his association with Best Mate, a first winner at the meeting since he gave up riding. Russell said: “I’ve only ridden him once at home, so all the credit goes to Jim Culloty, who has instilled confidence in him. Jim’s done a marvellous job. I only steered him today and he was in super order.” Culloty added: “We knew this horse would like Cheltenham and it’s all paid off. I fancied him like mad – I thought he’d love the ground here. I told Davy to ride him to get the trip. They went no pace and it suited us. “He’s the best horse I have and it was all about getting him here. Tom Doyle deserves a lot of the credit, he’s taught him well and the first time he rode him he said to me ‘this is the one you’ve been waiting for’. “You get nervous 30 minutes before going out to ride in a Gold Cup, but I have been nervous for the last six months with this lad. I have 13 boxes and he is in box 11, and when I work my way down to him on a morning I just pray he’s OK. “I wouldn’t have thought he would run again this year. We purposely hadn’t run him over three miles on heavy ground, but he will have had a hard enough race today. As for next year we haven’t even thought about it, this has been the long-term plan. We didn’t bring him here last year thinking about today.” When asked if Lord Windermere was a possible Gold Cup contender next season, owner Dr Ronan Lambe said: “You’d hope so. He’s a beautiful jumper and three miles is his distance.” Trainer Dessie Hughes said of runner-up Lyreen Legend: “I was very pleased. He was beaten by a better horse on the day. If the ground had been heavier it might have suited us more, but no complaints.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_img Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne have wowed the fans in previous years, while Vertonghen believes he will soon be bracketed alongside modern greats such as Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart. “He can reach their level, 100 per cent,” the Belgium international said. “I know Luka and Rafael better as they’re playing in my era, but I know the reputation of Hoddle and Gascoigne and I think Christian can be one of the better players Spurs have ever had.” The only thing lacking from Eriksen’s game last night was a goal, with Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado doing the damage in one of the best displays of the Mauricio Pochettino era. It was a result Newcastle found hard to swallow, with full-back Massadio Haidara highlighting Chadli’s goal seconds after half-time as key. “We are very disappointed because I know we can do better – we made things difficult for ourselves,” he told the club’s official website, www.nufc.co.uk. “The result is not what we wanted. “The second goal was very important in the game – for both teams. It changed the game. “Tottenham scored it and after that it was very difficult for us. We kept hope and tried to score but could not do it.” The Denmark international, with three goals in his last six matches, pulled the strings as Spurs triumphed 4-0, earning a two-legged semi-final against third-tier Sheffield United and the praise of former Ajax team-mate Vertonghen. “As a playmaker, I think he can be one of the best in the Premier League,” the defender said. “I’ve played with him since he was 16 or 17, so probably for six or seven years now. He’s improving every season. “In the end of his Ajax days, I think they were a bit critical because his stats weren’t as good as they should be, they said, but I think he shows now that he can score and get assists as well – and he’s a very hard worker. “He’s in first (for training) and he’s on the pitch until the last minute and I’m a big fan of his and I’m happy I convinced him to come here. “We had good contact when he was still at Ajax and we always kept in touch. “They (Tottenham) obviously asked me what I thought of him and I was very positive, and I think I did my job to convince him to come here.” Eriksen’s impressive performances in the lilywhite shirt have seen him become a fans’ favourite at a club synonymous with style. The 22-year-old arrived in the summer of 2013 among the flurry of transfer dealings in the wake of Gareth Bale’s record-breaking move to Real Madrid. Eriksen has so far proved the pick of the bunch and, after a slow start to this campaign, is beginning to show his potential once more, impressing in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final against Newcastle. Christian Eriksen can become one of the Barclays Premier League’s best playmakers and go down in Tottenham folklore, according to team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_img However, despite not featuring for Liverpool since January, he sees any move away from Merseyside as a backwards one. “What I think is that I will not play in a team better than this,” he argued. “Liverpool are a match for Manchester United. It is true we haven’t won the league for many years but we must not forget that we have won five European Cups. “I had a very good option to return to Spain but it is complicated because the economy is very different from what exists here. “The only teams that can deal with what is paid in England are Real Madrid and Barcelona, so I would love to stay here until my legs stop me.” The Spaniard, 29, has one season to run on his current Reds deal but does not appear to be part of Rodgers’ thinking after the Northern Irishman left him out of the squad to face Stoke last Sunday. Enrqiue, who joined the club from Newcastle in 2011, feels that he, along with Italian strike duo Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini, have been “alienated” over the pre-season period. Left-back Jose Enrique wants to fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side despite being ostracised from the first-team squad this summer. Press Association However, after fully recovering from recent knee issues, the former Magpies full-back is not pushing for a way out at Anfield and is keen to provide competition for versatile teenager Joe Gomez and fellow countryman Alberto Moreno. “I’m in a difficult position,” Enrique said in quotes published in the Liverpool Echo. “The club have alienated Balotelli, Borini and me. “I have a year left on my contract and I imagine the club will want to sell, but I still want to stay and fight as I always have. “But if a good offer came (from elsewhere) with more years of contract and more chance to play, I’d look at it. “I will not give up, I know from experience that football changes from day to night. “I feel fine after two years with knee discomfort. Plus in the squad here we only have one pure left-back and I know that if I stay, I’ll play. I want to prove that some are wrong.” Enrique revealed the option to return to Spain, where he last played with Villarreal in 2007, had been on offer this summer. last_img read more


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first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Windward Islands Volcanoes will be taking nothing for granted when they come up against minnows West Indies Under-19s, in the first game of a doubleheader that opens the Antigua leg of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Volcanoes, boasting the likes of two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy and the current West Indies pair of Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher, enter the contest at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium as the definite favourites but captain Liam Sebastien said Tuesday they would not be underestimating the young side.“We will be looking to start with a win. In any competition it is always important to start off good. The guys are obviously raring to go and the guys are focused on that mission of winning the first game which obviously would set the tone,” Sebastien said.“Also, they are not a team we are going to underestimate. They’ve been preparing for a while, they’ve had a few camps together and it’s something we’re mindful of. We’re not going into the game complacent saying we’ve won the game alreadyWe know we still have to go out and play a good game of cricket. It is something we are aware of. We are aware of them in terms of what they can bring because we will be going into the game as favourites and favourites don’t always win.”Antigua will play host to Zone A which also comprises title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes and English County side, Kent Spitfires.Today’s feature game set for the Coolidge Cricket Ground will see Kent clashing with Hurricanes in a day/night affair.But despite fixtures against the likes of Red Force and Kent, Sebastien believes the clash with the Windies Under-19s is the most critical one for Volcanoes.“This could be one of the most important games of the group for us because this is our first game and it’s against the team everybody expects to be the minnows of the group so it’s something that’s going to be very important in terms of our performance as a group,” he stressed.Meanwhile, Under-19s head coach Graeme West said his side were still building their confidence ahead of their first outing.However, he said their practice match last Sunday had gone a long way in boosting the side’s belief, and he was now hoping to see signs of development as the squad used the tournament as preparation for next year’s Youth World Cup.“We are building on what we did in [the camp in] Grenada in December,” the Englishman said.‘There are some nerves in the group. We have some young guys and inexperienced players in terms of senior cricket so on reflection I think it was a good exercise on Sunday. A lot of them come away from it with a lot more belief that they can compete at the senior level.”He continued: “I think what we are really looking for is the ability to make good decisions. For the bowlers, they are going to be under pressure. They are some very positive players they are going to be bowling against so it’s a little bit composure, a little bit setting the right fields for what they are trying to do.“For the batters, certainly at the top of the order, it’s really a case of developing the belief that they can perform.”last_img read more


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first_img[Jen Small/ The Badger Herald] Junior Deme Morales had a big weekend, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs in UW’s Friday matchup with Kansas.The Wisconsin volleyball team came in as not only host to, but as a favorite to win the InnTowner Invitational. The Badgers started play Friday against Kansas with a perfect 6-0 record and a new No. 25 ranking. Although they finished second with a 2-1 record for the tournament, UW had to fight through injuries to get to that point. After losing senior Annemarie Hickey earlier in the week, and juniors Courtney Thomas and Dominique Thompson playing through injuries, the Badgers needed someone to step up.That someone was junior Deme Morales.Filling in as outside hitter for the injured Hickey, Morales began her explosive weekend Friday, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs. She set career highs in both of those categories as well total attacks, 47, and blocks, four. Head coach Kelly Sheffield was happy with the way Morales stepped up on such short notice.“We had to change our lineup about 48 hours ago,” Sheffield said after losing Hickey for the weekend. “I thought Deme Morales was really, really good tonight. She’s a warrior, has a heart of a lion.”“It felt awesome,” Morales said on having such a big Friday night. “I know I need to get that going sooner if we want our team to excel.”And excel is what Morales and the rest of the Badgers did Saturday. Bouncing back from the loss to Kansas, UW had a four set win over Milwaukee and a three set win against Bowling Green to close out the tournament with a record of 2-1.Saturday, Morales continued her strong performance with 12 kills and 13 digs against Milwaukee, before closing out the tournament with another eight kills and eight digs against Bowling Green. Her three game performance earned her all-tournament honors alongside teammate, junior setter Ellen Chapman.After such a promising weekend from Morales, she will be looking to build on her performance as the team heads into its final nonconference tournament this weekend and Big Ten play. Effort and being a team player will help her do that.“Selling out every game,” Morales said about how she’ll continue her success for the rest of the season. “Trying to help out my teammates and be as much of a team player as I can be every single game.”Carlini makes home debutThe InnTowner Invitational was also the first chance for Badger fans in Madison to see 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year Lauren Carlini. The freshman setter led the Badgers with 44 assists per game and managed to add on 14 digs per game. Despite playing in earlier games this season, Carlini was anxious to play her first game at the Field House.“I usually don’t get butterflies before I play, but today I definitely had some butterflies…not in a nervous way, just anxious,” Carlini said. “The crowd especially was amazing, and the atmosphere felt awesome.”Carlini’s presence was especially felt in the second game against Milwaukee as she turned in a 50-kill, 20-dig performance. Sheffield was happy with how Carlini played but knows she has some things to work on as well.“I thought she had her moments where she was really good, and then there were other moments where she looks like it was her third college match,” Sheffield said. “She’s awfully, awfully talented. She and I will watch some film, and there will be some things that she wished she hadn’t done, but that’s part of the growing process.”After the tournament was over, Sheffield raved about Carlini’s work ethic.“[Carlini] is a perfectionist, she wants to be great,” Sheffield said. “She studies the game. We had two matches today and she’s up there watching film of not just opponents, but studying herself. She was in video; probably watched two or three hours of video today on top of the two matches. She’s trying to be really good.”If the InnTowner Tournament is any indication, Carlini could become a crucial cog in the team as they look to begin a challenging Big Ten schedule in the coming weeks.last_img read more


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first_imgROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The High Court will meet on Friday ahead of Monday’s sitting to hear an application from seven people, including a former government minister, seeking to postpone the December 6 general elections to February next year.Former Antigua and Barbuda attorney general, Queen Counsel Justin Simon is leading a battery of lawyers representing the seven persons who say the elections should not take place unless procedures are fully in place to hold the poll.They have named the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin, the Chief Elections Officer, the Cabinet of Dominica, the Attorney general and the state-owned DBS radio.High Court judge, Justice Bernie Stephenson, will hear the matter on Monday but it comes up for direction on Friday with the legal representatives from all sides expected to be present.The seven – former agriculture minister and political activist, Atherton Martin, the president of the Concerned Citizens Movement, Loftus Durand, Nicholas George, Dr. Irving Pascal, Oswald George, Atherly Robin and Dale Laurant – are seeking an interim injunction restraining the parties concerned from holding the elections on December 6, or an any other date, prior to February 5, 2020 unless the procedures are fully in place to hold the elections.In their application, the seven are arguing that the elections should not be held until the names of ineligible voters are removed from the list and all objections filed before November 19 are dealt with in accordance with the law.Further, they say that voter Identification cards must be issued only to eligible voters.They have also filed an interim order against the state-owned DBS radio, restraining it from discriminating against any political party or candidate in the upcoming general election in any way.The applicants have in the past joined the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in calling for electoral reform, but the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government has accused opposition legislators of undertaking measures preventing the necessary legislation from being debated in the Parliament in the past.In the last general election, the DLP won 16 of the 21 seats in the Parliament with the remainder going to the UWP.CMClast_img read more