Fast-tracking their dreams

first_imgAutumne Franklin ’16, Jade Miller ’17, and Gabrielle Thomas ’19 are three standouts among the Harvard athletes hoping for a spot with Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio. The trio will compete in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., July 1 to July 10. Franklin and Miller will run the 400-meter hurdles, Thomas the 100- and 200-meter sprints. To make Team USA the athletes will have to place among the top three finishers in their events.last_img

Team Ireland win 7 medals at Para Athletic Championships

first_imgPhoto © Team Ireland finished have finished the 2017 World Para Athletic Championships with a medal haul of seven.Paul Keogan capped off the Irish participation last night with a fifth place finish in the final of the T37 400 metres, running a time of 56.9 seconds.last_img


first_imgPeter Miller441011223%$373,710 Richard Baltas31103232%$418,270 FANTICOLA ‘GOOD AS EVER’ FOR GRADE I GAMELYFanticola missed by a desperate nose in the Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf April 18 under Joe Talamo, who has been aboard the Silent Name mare in all but two of her 15 career races, winning four.Leading trainer Phil D’Amato expects another solid effort in today’s Grade I Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, discounting that the shorter distance might be beneficial.“She is doing as good as ever,” D’Amato said. “I really think she likes this turf course. Joe knows there’s a little new dimension with her and I think we’re going to take it to them.”SADLER EXPECTS A NEW DEAL FOR HARD ACES             After rallying to finish fourth behind Shared Belief in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7 in his first start for Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler, Hard Aces disappointed when shipped to Arkansas for the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap on April 11, finishing sixth in a field of nine, beaten nearly 13 lengths.Sadler expects an improved performance from the 5-year-old Hard Spun horse when he runs in The Californian on Saturday, a Grade II race at 1 1/8 miles that is a forerunner to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27.            “He came out of the Oaklawn race a little bit distressed,” Sadler said. “He wasn’t breathing right afterward. He had like an electrolyte imbalance, so it was disappointing to go there and not run better than that.“But he’s been training forwardly since he came home and we’re looking forward to getting a good race in him. Victor (Espinoza) will ride him back and we are adding blinkers.”Previously trained by Larry Jones, Hard Aces has a 5-3-6 record from 21 starts with earnings of $268,145. Robertino Diodoro1832317%$109,990 Felipe Valdez68710510%$291,480 Eddie Truman1261150%$220,150 Joseph Talamo751431619%$471,258 Tyler Baze10820132019%$1,016,890 Jerry Hollendorfer4049510%$336,534 Richard Mandella2366226%$476,470 Martin Garcia2463325%$156,710 Michael Machowsky1634219%$109,520 Drayden Van Dyke5376513%$332,338 Bruce Headley1031030%$76,450 Alex Solis2043320%$194,080 Fernando Perez721210917%$461,690 (Current Through Sunday, May 24) CLOCKER SEES PHAROAH WINNING TRIPLE CROWNFANTICOLA SHARP FOR GAMELY AFTER NEAR-MISSHARD ACES ADDS BLINKERS FOR THE CALIFORNIAN Edwin Maldonado58712912%$276,700 Elvis Trujillo555479%$262,790 Philip D’Amato35124434%$610,250 Gonzalo Nicolas6656128%$201,858 Santiago Gonzalez5541247%$241,686 Bob Baffert1852428%$212,950center_img Kent Desormeaux4045410%$205,590 Martin Pedroza6141077%$235,714 Rafael Bejarano8418171521%$865,922 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday and return with live racing Friday at 4 p.m. There will be simulcast racing Thursday, May 28, with free parking and free General Admission . . .Santa Anita Park extends condolences to the family of former trainer and racing manager Richard Mulhall, who passed away following a lengthy illness this morning at his home in Monrovia at age 76. Mulhall is survived by his son Michael and daughter, trainer Kristin Mulhall. Services are pending . . . Mike Smith and Elvis Trujillo will be 17 miles east of Harrisburg at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., Saturday for stakes engagements. Smith rides Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho in the $500,000, Grade III Penn Mile on turf and Prize Exhibit in the $150,000 Penn Oaks at a mile on grass, both for trainer Jim Cassidy. Trujillo pilots La Puente Stakes winner Papacoolpapacool for Phil D’Amato in the Penn Mile . . . Reminder to horsemen: Barretts two-year-old training preview will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Del Mar, with the sale on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. . . . Santa Anita will host a book signing of John Perrotta‘s new publication, “Racetracker,” from 12 noon to 2 p.m. across from Champions! Gift Shop on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won YOUNG ALL ‘AMERICAN’ IN TRIPLE CROWN PURSUITGary Young has been on American Pharoah’s bandwagon from the get-go, andwith a Triple Crown in close proximity, the private clocker isn’t about to bail out now.He knows it won’t be easy, however. There have been 13 horses that attempted to capture racing’s most elusive prize since Affirmed was the last to do it in 1978. All have failed.There are reasons, be they legitimate or theoretical.“This is going to be Pharoah’s fourth race in eight weeks and it’s going to be a mile and a half,” said Young, a keen and respected observer of the Thoroughbred for 35 years.“If they’re ever going to beat him, it’s going to be this race. I think he’s the best horse in this crop by more than a little bit, and I think he’s the best horse I’ve seen in a while. Obviously, I’ve been on record as saying that.“He’s still got to prove that, but as far as horses going through the Triple Crown, I think he’s the best I’ve seen in some time.“Looking at the race, he’s going to be in front. The big question is which one of the main contenders is going to be the first one to go after him? Do you want to be the first one to take him on? You’d rather be the second or third after someone else has softened him up.“I respect Materiality, I respect Keen Ice. If you watch Keen Ice’s race in the (Kentucky) Derby, when everyone else was shoving for all they were worth at the three-eighths pole, he was passing horses under a pull and he had to steady for more than an eighth of a mile (eventually finishing seventh, beaten nine lengths by American Pharoah, who won by a length). I respect those horses, but I think Pharoah’s the best horse.”That said, should Pharoah do it, would it give racing a welcome bump?“Would it help? Yeah,” Young opined. “But there is still going to be trouble filling entries and there’s still going to be in-fighting among different factions in racing.“There have been 13 horses that have attempted to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, and there were people in the business who questioned whether they were worthy of winning it.“As far as talent, I don’t think anyone really questions whether American Pharoah is worthy of being a Triple Crown winner.“Is he going to do it? I happen to think he will. I acknowledge that (winning) four races in eight weeks is not an easy thing, and a mile and a half has become an antiquated distance on the main track, but if he breaks and makes the lead and relaxes like I think he will, when they go after him and try to tackle him at the half-mile pole, they better be tied on.” -30- JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr1632219%$89,840 Flavien Prat681515322%$895,700 Mike Smith2556220%$495,690 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza1842322%$188,350 Mark Glatt3145513%$204,494 Tiago Pereira3167419%$270,670 Peter Eurton2432513%$213,296 John Sadler3857513%$217,278 Mike Puype3547611%$333,530 Dan Hendricks1032030%$110,140 Ricky Agarie1231325%$110,720 Vann Belvoir2735411%$124,390 Doug O’Neill571012618%$468,748last_img read more

Fishmonger left devastated after theft of €5,000 boat engine

first_imgA fisherman and fishmonger has been left devastated after becoming the latest victim of a crime-gang carrying out engine thefts in south Donegal.Seamus McHugh is struggling to make ends meet selling fish around the various markets and stalls in his native county.But he is now counting the cost after heartless thieves stole the engine from his boat which was moored at Port Pier, Inver on Tuesday night last. The Yamaha engine is worth up to €5,000 and is not insured as insurance companies will not insure boatowners because they are vulnerable when the tide goes out.The theft is the latest in what has become a spate of such expensive engine thefts in south Donegal.One man had three engines stolen at Bruckless Pier.Seamus said there is no question that the thieves are well organised. “I had the bolts welded onto the engine as well as a lock and they still managed to get it off.“They knew exactly what they were at and they were even looking at other engines nearby with a view to stealing them at a later stage.“People have said to me that not everyone would buy a stolen engine that was being sold cheaply;y but who is to say that they are being sold on locally and not overseas?” he asked.Many have suggested installing CCTV along piers but because of privacy laws Donegal County Council has so far not installed cameras.Seamus said he is lucky that he can make ends meet as he has a business trading in fish which he can fall back on. “As much as it is so annoying and has set me back I can continue to make a living as a fishmonger.“But this kind of thing could have stopped someone from making a living. It’s just not on,” he said.Seamus also revealed that he could not get insurance for his engine.“Because the tides my engine is left exposed and the insurance company would not entertain me,” he added. Seamus operates his fish trailer at various parts of Donegal including Letterkenny and also at his shop at Mountcharles.Anybody who may know of there whereabouts of his engine can contact Seamus and speak to him personally.Fishmonger left devastated after theft of €5,000 boat engine was last modified: May 25th, 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)last_img read more

Giacomini’s big game leads to B52s rout of Fairfield Indians

first_imgEureka >> Through 10 innings in a loss to the Fairfield Indians Friday evening, the Humboldt B52s could only muster one run.It took all of four batters for them to equal that output on Saturday.Sparked by first baseman Jeff Giacomini’s banner day at the plate, the Bombers pounded the Indians for 16 runs on 15 hits in a dominant 16-6 seven-inning victory on Saturday evening at Bomber Field in Eureka.Less than 24 hours after being shut down by Indians pitcher Sean Jackson in a 2-1 extra-inning …last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says they deserved their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.Jurgen Locadia cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener on the south coast, and Albion finished the game strongly, going close on a number of occasions against Unai Emery’s side.Hughton said, “After a difficult start, going 1-0 down against a very good team on the ball, we showed great character to get back into the game.“If there was a team that was going to score in the second half, I felt it was going to be us.“They had more possession because that’s the way they play, but I thought we were a bigger threat to score and Solly [March] probably had the best chance of the game.“But remember these are a team, up until recently, that had gone on a very long run of winning games. You can’t underestimate the quality they’ve got — a draw will always be a very good result.” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal activate Monreal one-year extension

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal activate Monreal one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have reportedly extended Nacho Monreal’s contract until 2020.Monreal, 32, had entered the final year of his contact this season.However, the Gunners have trigged an extension clause that will stretch his current deal for another season, according to ESPN.Talks over a longer extension have been put on hold until the summer.There are a host of Arsenal players who have entered the final six months of their contract, including Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck. last_img read more

Video: Ryan Lochte Has Made His Decision On Whether He’ll Return To Rio To Face Charges

first_imgRyan Lochte wearing headphones.United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte won’t be going back to Rio – at least not to face any of the charges brought against him.Ryan Lochte, who is being charged by Rio police with filing a false police report, will not be heading back to the site of the 2016 Olympic games to deal with the legal situation. Lochte was interviewed by TMZ early this morning and made it clear he will not return to face the charges.Lochte didn’t close the door on returning to Brazil someday – but obviously he’d have to settle with the city before that could happen. He also doesn’t believe that the U.S. Olympic Committee is going to penalize him for his actions.Ryan Lochte — I Won’t Go to Brazil to Face Charges … Not Happening (VIDEO)— TMZ (@TMZ) August 29, 2016No, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Most didn’t believe that it would be in Lochte’s best interest to return. But now it’s confirmed that he won’t be.last_img read more


first_imgAlso receiving world premieres will be projects from Alex Gibney and Kim Longinotto.The festival takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort from Jan 24 to Feb. 3 and is hosted by the nonprofit Sundance Institute.The full list of documentary films at the fest is below:U.S. Documentary CompetitionOf the directors featured in this category, 44% of the directors are women; 22% are people of color; 5% identify as LGBTQIA+.Always in Season (U.S.)Director: Jacqueline OliveAmerican Factory (U.S.)Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia ReichertProducers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker BenelloApollo 11 (U.S.)Director: Todd Douglas MillerProducers: Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen, Evan KraussBedlam (U.S.)Director: Kenneth Paul RosenbergProducers: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Peter MillerDavid Crosby: Remember My Name (U.S.)Director: A.J. EatonProducers: Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola, Greg MariottiHail Satan (U.S.)Director: Penny LaneProducer: Gabriel SedgwickJawline (U.S.)Director: Liza MandelupProducers: Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Hannah ReyerKnock Down the House (U.S.)Director: Rachel LearsProducers: Sarah Olson, Robin Blotnick, Rachel LearsMidnight Family (Mexico, U.S.)Director: Luke LorentzenProducers: Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, Elena FortesMike Wallace Is Here (U.S.)Director: Avi BelkinProducers: Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Peggy Drexler, Avi Belkin, Christopher LeggettMoonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements ( U.S.)Director: Irene Taylor BrodskyProducers: Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria SheatherOne Child Nation (China, U.S.)Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing ZhangProducers: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jorg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn HepburnPahokee (U.S.)Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick BresnanProducers: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Maida LynnTIGERLAND (U.S.)Director: Ross KauffmanProducers: Fisher Stevens, Xan Parker, Zara DuffyUntitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary(U.S.)Director and screenwriter: Ben BermanProducers: Miranda Bailey, Ben Berman, Russell Groves, Amanda Marshall, Jacob PerlinWhere’s My Roy Cohn? (U.S.)Director: Matt TyrnauerProducers: Matt Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser, Marie Brenner, Andrea LewisWorld Cinema Documentary CompetitionAdvocate (Israel, Canada, Switzerland)World PremiereDirectors: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe BellaïcheProducers: Philippe Bellaïche, Rachel Leah Jones, Paul Cadieux, Joelle BertossaCold Case Hammarskjold (Denmark)World PremiereDirector: Mads BrüggerProducers: Peter Engel, Andreas Rocksén, Bjarte M. TveitUntitled Brazil Documentary (Brazil)World PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Petra CostaProducers: Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, Tiago PavanThe Disappearance of My Mother (Italy)World PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Beniamino BarreseProducer: Filippo MacelloniGaza (Ireland)World PremiereDirectors: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnellProducers: Brendan J. Byrne, Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell, Paul CadieuxHoneyland (Macedonia)World PremiereDirectors: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara KotevskaProducer: Atanas GeorgievLapü (Colombia)World PremiereDirectors: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro JaimesScreenwriters: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes, María Canela ReyesProducer: Julián David QuinteroThe Magic Life of V (Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria)World PremiereDirector: Tonislav HristovScreenwriters: Tonislav Hristov, Kaarle AhoProducers: Kaarle Aho, Kai NordbergMidnight Traveler (U.S., Qatar, United Kingdom, Canada)World PremiereDirector: Hassan FaziliScreenwriter: Emelie MahdavianProducers: Emelie Mahdavian, Su KimSea of Shadows (Austria)World PremiereDirector: Richard LadkaniProducers: Walter Koehler, Wolfgang KnoepflerShooting the Mafia (Ireland)World PremiereDirector: Kim LonginottoProducer: Niamh FaganStieg Larsson – The Man Who Played With Fire(Sweden)International PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Henrik GeorgssonProducers: Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik HeinigDocumentary PremieresAsk Dr. Ruth (U.S.)Director: Ryan WhiteProducers: Rafael Marmor, Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave, Christopher LeggettHalston (U.S.)Director/Screenwriter: Frédéric TchengProducers: Roland Ballester, Frédéric Tcheng, Stephanie Levy, Paul DallasLove, Antosha (U.S.)Director: Garret PriceProducers: Adam Gibbs, Drake DoremusMarianne & Leonard: Words of Love (U.S.)Director: Nick BroomfieldProducers: Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton, Kyle GibbonMERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen(New Zealand)Director/Screenwriter: Heperi MItaProducers: Chelsea WinstanleyMiles Davis: Birth of the Cool (U.S., UK)Director: Stanley NelsonProducers: Nicole London, Stanley NelsonRaise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (U.S.)Director: Janice EngelScreenwriters: Janice Engel, Monique ZavistovskiProducers: James Egan, Janice Engel, Carlisle VandervoortThe Great Hack (U.S.)Director: Karim Amer, Jehane NoujaimScreenwriters: Karim Amer, Erin Barnett, Pedro KosProducers: Karim Amer, Geralyn Dreyfous, Judy KorinThe Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley(U.S.)Director: Alex GibneyProducers: Jessie Deeter, Erin Edeiken, Alex GibneyToni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (U.S.)Director: Timothy Greenfield-SandersProducers: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy WalkerUntouchable (U.S.)Director: Ursula MacfarlaneProducers: Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Poppy DixonWords from a Bear (U.S.)Director: Jeffrey PalmerProducer: Jeffrey PalmerBy Frederick Blichert | RealScreen (With files from Selina Chignall) Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Feature-length documentaries about musicians Miles Davis and Leonard Cohen will be among the docs premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool (pictured) from director Stanley Nelson follows the life and career of visionary jazz musician Davis, while Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, from Nick Broomfield, looks at the relationship between Canadian poet and songwriter Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.Both films will have their world premieres at Sundance, among a slate of 112 feature films, selected from 14, 259 submissions.last_img read more

Loblaw preorders 25 Tesla allelectric trucks for undisclosed price

first_imgMONTREAL – Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla’s new electric truck.Canada’s largest supermarket chain (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi.“It’s part of our commitment to electrify our fleet,” spokeswoman Catherine Thomas said.Earlier this month, Loblaw committed to have a fully electric fleet as part of the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.That would involve adding 350 zero-emission vehicles and more than 2,500 trailers to the fleet.The Ontario-based grocer said removing diesel from its transport trucks and refrigerated trailers could reduce more than 94,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing more than 20,000 cars from the road.By 2030, Loblaw expects to have reduced emissions from electricity use by 35 per cent, transportation by 25 per cent, and refrigerants by 50 per cent.First deliveries of the Tesla trucks are expected in 2019.No price for the trucks was provided, but reservations for the Tesla Semi cost US$5,000 per truck.Wal-Mart says it has also pre-ordered 15 vehicles, including 10 for its Canadian routes.“We have a long history of testing new technology — including alternative-fuel trucks — and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle,” Wal-Mart spokesman Ryan Curell wrote in an email.“We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions.”Tesla declined to identify any other Canadian buyers for the truck that it says can go from zero to 100 kph in five seconds without a trailer, compared to 15 seconds for a comparable diesel truck.It says the Tesla Semi requires no shifting for smooth acceleration and its brakes recover 98 per cent of kinetic energy to the battery.“Overall, the Semi is more responsive, covers more miles than a diesel truck in the same amount of time, and more safely integrates with passenger car traffic,” it said on the company’s website.Tesla says that a fully loaded Semi consumes less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile and has a range of about 800 kilometres. That could save owners at least US$200,000 in fuel costs over 1.6 million km.last_img read more