Past the finishing post

first_imgTrack: Fast Weather: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & PLANNING STAKES1. QUEENOFSAINTROSE SMuir 53.02. ABOGADO WHenry 56.0 Neck3. SHIP LODE JPatterson4 49.0 2 1/4L4. STERRI’S CHOICE DaneNelson 54.0 4LWIN: $1,119.00 PLACE: $233.00, $121.00, $206.00.Final Time : 1:14.3 ,Winner : 3yo ch filly – FEARLESS VISION out of EAST WINDTrainer : TYRONE PRINCE Owner : EDGAR LLEWELLYN & ELVIN DUNCANQuinella : $6,810.00 Exacta: $14,167.00Superfecta: $56,057.00Race 2 1400 M (Purse $1,160,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW4*1. FORCE DE JOUR PFrancis 57.02. GOLDEN BULLET DaneNelson 57.0 4L3. ITALIANO SEllis 55.0 3/4L4. UNBREAKABLE RWilson 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $84.00, PLACE: $82.00, $107.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:25.3 Splits : 23.2, 45.4, 1:11.0,Winner : 4yo colt – SHARP HUMOR out of SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : WINSTON MORRIS Owner : ARTHUR W. FOREMANBred by DOUG BRANHAMQuinella : (1,3) $243.00 Exacta : (3-1) $286.00D/E : (7-3) $2,157.00Superfecta : (3-1-4-9) $681.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)THE TROPHY1. CUP O TEA OFoster 52.5 15/1*2. WILD GLADIATOR DaneNelson 55.0 3/4L3. PATCH CBudhai 50.5 1 1/2L4. PROUD PRESIDENT OWalker 52.5 3 1/2LWIN: $823.00, PLACE:$211.00, $77.00, $539.00Final Time : 1:14.0 ,Winner : 2yo b filly – TAQARUB out of EXCHANGE ONLYTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, Owner : LAURENCE E HEFFESQuinella : (2,3) $541.00 Exacta : (3-2) $1,949.00D/E : (3-3) $711.00Superfecta carry-over : $148,742.75Rolling Triple : (7-3-3) $26,351.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $1,130,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)THE SPRINT1. TOUCH DE ROAD RLahoe 54.02. GENUINE FRIEND SMuir 54.0 3 1/2L3. NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 55.0 1 1/4L4. NATASHADONTPLAY RMitchell 53.0 1 3/4L5. CHIEF SECRETARIAT RHalledeen 54.0 HeadWIN: $279.00, PLACE: $151.00, $209.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:21.1 Splits : 23.1, 47.1, 1:13.1,Winner : 4yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of TRUE VIRTUETrainer : JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : JOSEPH THOMASQuinella : (12,15) $4,354.00 Exacta : (12-15) $6,408.00D/E : (3-12) $4,532.00Trifecta : (12-15-4) $9,504.00Hi-5 carry-over : $664,244.75Rolling Triple : (3-3-12) $8,335.00Pick-4 : (7-3-3-12) $112,352.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) NB 2-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II) THE TROPHY1. MISS MYRTLE RMitchell 53.02. LORD EQUUS OMullings 55.0 1/2L3. ORPHEUS JErwin 54.0 1/2L4. LITTLE BIG HORN LSteadman3 52. 5 3/4LWIN: $528.00 PLACE: $126.00, $69.00, $172.00Final Time : 1:12.3 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL out of MONUMENTHALTrainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,5) $767.00 Exacta : (2-5) $2,193.00D/E : (12-2) $8,643.00Superfecta : (2-5-4-9) $21,458.00Rolling Triple : (3-12-2) $32,373.00Race 6 1500 M (Purse $1,300,000) NB3-Y-O RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2) (DIV.I)1. ANOTHER BULLET OEdwards4 54.52. TURBO MACHINE CAT WHenry 54.5 Neck*3. ABBEY ROAD BebHarvey4 51.5 *6/5 3L4. CAMOUFLAGE LSteadman3 56.0 1 1/2LWIN: $1,248 PLACE: $254.00, $81.00, $72.00Final Time : 1:32.2Winner : 3yo b colt – NASHEET out of WISELY NOTED by WISED UPTrainer : EVERAL FRANCIS, Owner : TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (4,6) $2,351.00 Exacta : (6-4) $8,659.00D/E : (2-6) $17,614.00Superfecta : (6-4-11-13) $50,525.00Rolling Triple : (12-2-6) $244,179.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $1,300,000) NB3-Y-O RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2) (DIV.II)1. BLESSEDNESS KRobinson*2. SHINE JErwin 54.5 3L3. SWEET DIMENSION OWhite 51.0 3 1/4L4. SNEAK PEEK JAnderson 51.5 3/4L5. KING WITHIN PFrancis 55.5 1 1/2L6. TARANTINO RNelson 53.0 2LLate scratch : #3 GOLD CHARMWIN: $431.00 PLACE: $127.00, $64.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo ch colt – BRIDLED QUEST out of WILD WILD WESTTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONQuinella : (6,9) $375.00 Exacta : (6-9) $1,085.00D/E : (6-6) $26,552.00 (6-3) $1,495.00Trifecta : (6-9-7) $1,434.00Hit-6 carry-over : $211,225.30Rolling Triple : (ALL-6-6,2-ALL-6,2-6-ALL) $3,238.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & PLANNING STAKES1. WELL BLESSED PFrancis 53.02. KACI WHenry 50.0 4 L3. LAZZA SMuir 56.0 6/1 Nose4. I HAVE A DREAM RMitchell 53.0 3LWIN: $207.00 PLACE: $72.00, $93.00, $145.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE out of SO BLESSEDTrainer : JOSEPH THOMASOwner : JOSEPH THOMASQuinella : (5,9) $291.00 Exacta : (5-9) $627.00D/E : (6-5) $1,560.00Superfecta : (5-9-11-4) $7,663.00Rolling Triple : (6-6-5) $250,819.00Super-6 : (3-12-2-6-6-5) $202,531.80 Carry-over : $1,215,192.25Race 9 1820 M (Purse $1,080,000) 3YO&UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-NW2&6YO&UP-NW4*1. BRAVE PROSPECT SEllis 56.02. ABOVE THE RADAR AChatrie 54.0 12L3. BROWN GIRL HPottinger4 51.0 6L4. GO GO TRAIN DaneNelson 54.0 2 1/2L5. AUDRE’S BLESSING BebHarvey4 52.0 1 3/4L6. EXPRESS TRUCK RMitchell 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $155.00 PLACE: $135.00, $126.00, $171.00Final Time : 1:56.2Winner : 3yo b colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of GOOD PROSPECTTrainer :MICHAEL MCINTOSHOwner : ANDRE S ADAMSQuinella : (2,10) $1,112.00 Exacta : (2-10) $1,810.00D/E : (5-2) $1,030.00Trifecta : (2-10-9) $2,496.00Hit-6 : (2-10-9-5-3-) $145,128.00Race 10 1300 M (Purse $1,350,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO – REST. STAKESTHE DIAMOND SPRINT TROPHY1. TARANIS DaneNelson 53.52. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 53.0 1 1/4L3. BIG GEORGE OWalker 53.0 Head4. ROAD WI SEH RMitchell 53.0 Head5. DWAYNE STAR PFrancis 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $502.00 PLACE: $284.00, $156.00, $246.00Final Time : 1:18.4 ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – ADORE THE GOLD out of BEWARE BABYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN,Owner : ALEXANDER HABER & VON WHITE & RICHARD AZANQuinella : (5,16) $2,375.00 Exacta : (16-5) $3,490.00D/E : (2-16) $2,344.00Trifecta : (16-5-9) $6,394.00Hi-5 carry-over : $1,041,901.25Rolling Triple : (5-2-16) $16,538.00Pick-4 : (6-5-2-16) $72,720.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $1,400,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCETHE STAKES*1. PUDDY POOH PFrancis 51.02. HOUDINI’S MAGIC SEllis 53.0 5L3. SIR FREDERICK WHenry 53.0 3 1/4L4. SCOOP JORDYNE DDawkins4 52.0 Neck5. BLACK THORN OEdwards4 49.0 NeckWIN: $111.00 PLACE: $63.00, $134.00, $137.00Final Time : 1:23.4 Splits : 22.4, 45.0, 1:10.0,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHARTrainer : RICHARD AZAN,Owner : RICHARD N AZANQuinella : (9,11) $459.00 Exacta : (11-9) $597.00D/E : (16-11) $769.00Trifecta : (11-9-15) $1,483.00Hi-5 : (11-9-15-10-4) $47,263.50Rolling Triple : (2-16-11) $5,289.00Race 12 1000 M (S) (Purse $1,080,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. GEORGIAMYLOVE Mellissa Ward42. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman3 1/2L3. SURE MAN JInnis4 49.0 Neck4. BASIC INSTINCT NBerger4 48.0 2 1/4L5. COOL U BOOTS CMalcolm 49.0 NeckWIN: $607.00 PLACE: $314.00, $217.00, $269.00Final Time : 1:00.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of SAYURITrainer :EDWARD WALKER,Owner : EDWARD S WALKERQuinella : (3,12) $12,969.00 Exacta : (12-3) $25,097.00D/E : (11-12) $2,659.00Trifecta : (12-3-11) $27,887.00Hi-5 carry-over : $107,220.75Rolling Triple : (16-11-12) $61,889.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $364,837.50Race 13 1600 M (Purse $13.5 million 2,754,000) 3-Y-O & UP DIAMOND MILE GRADED STAKES1. #5 SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 53.02. #3 TYPEWRITER AChatrie 55.0 2 1/4L*3. #6 PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 55.0 2 1/4L4. #2 ALI BABA JErwin 53.0 19/1 35. #8 FRANFIELD SEllis 55.0 6/1 HeadWIN: $200.00 PLACE: $92.00, $181.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:36.2 Splits : 23.1, 44.3, 1:09.3,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (3,5) $1,102.00 Exacta : (5-3) $2,440.00D/E : (12-5) $3,296.00Trifecta : (5-3-6) $1,365.00Hi-5 : (5-3-6-2-8) $31,580.50Rolling Triple : (11-12-5) $8,161.00Race 14 1200 M (Purse $1,000,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO-NW3 – START FOR $180,0 SINCE AUG. 8RACING INTO THE FUTURE TROPHY1. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 52.02. EL NUMERO UNO WHenry 56.0 2 1/4L3. SIR D HPottinger4 53.0 28/1 Neck4. BURNING MEDIC RMitchell 54.0 2L*5. PERFECT FLYER DaneNelson 56.0 1/2LWIN: $348.00 PLACE: $121.00, $220.00, $594.00Final Time : 1:14.4 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 5yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of TRAIL RIDERTrainer : WINSTON CHARLESOwner :Quinella : (7,13) $2,817.00 Exacta : (13-7) $9,340.00D/E : (5-13) $2,389.00Trifecta : (13-7-10) $20,944.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $118,270.75Rolling Triple : (12-5-13) $98,546.00Pick-4 : (11-12-5-13) $9,099.00Super-6 : (2-16-11-12-5-13) $3,693,841.90 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $15,792.00 (7 OF 9); $752.00 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $2,769,766.86.last_img read more

Erik Spoelstra, reveling in fatherhood, returns to Miami Heat

first_imgMiami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gestures to his team during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)MIAMI — Santiago Ray Spoelstra’s father is back at work.Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, still wearing the bracelet from the hospital where his son was born, will be back on the bench Tuesday for his team’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spoelstra missed Sunday’s game at Indiana, though revealed that he didn’t initially say the right thing when his wife Nikki called him to say it was baby time.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Phil Younghusband just looking for crucial win, gets 50th goal in the process “My wife and I went through that drill many times. I was going to have my bag packed and ready,” Spoelstra said. “I figured I had at least another two more weeks to do that.”Said Heat guard Dwyane Wade: “As he will find out, this is the greatest love that you will have. And I can’t wait until he experiences it.”The Heat lost in overtime at Indiana on Sunday, with assistant coach Dan Craig taking Spoelstra’s spot. Spoelstra said he only watched about 45 seconds of the game, and his father-in-law snapped a photo of the new father with his son checking it out on his phone.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “As naive as I was, I made the comment to our doctor and Nikki on speakerphone, ’OK, is this a fire drill?’” Spoelstra said. “And that’s when I proceeded to get screamed at.”He made it home in plenty of time — and was there for the birth.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 crown“Life-changing, obviously,” Spoelstra said. “Mom is great. Baby is great. … It’s been a blessing the last couple of days.”It’s the first baby for the Spoelstras, and mother and son are expected to leave the hospital on Wednesday. Santiago was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long when he arrived. He was born about three weeks ahead of schedule, so his father — who decided long ago he wasn’t going to miss the birth, no matter where the team was at that point — wasn’t thinking last weekend on the Heat road trip that the arrival was imminent. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

CBL title is worth the wait for Rialto

first_imgRIALTO – It took a little longer than planned, but Rialto got its title. “It feels great,” Rialto soccer star Juan Bengoa said after his team’s 2-0 victory against Redlands. “I’ve been waiting four years to play for the title in my senior year.” It didn’t work. Rialto dominated play for the balance of the match, with several shots bouncing off the post or barely missing wide. Finally, Memo Oliveros right-footed one in from the front of the goal in the 75th minute, clinching the match and Rialto’s third consecutive CBL championship. “We knew Redlands was going to come out and play aggressively,” Danesh said. “They beat us the first time at their place, but we had the home-field advantage this time around and we were motivated. It feels good to win it.” Danesh complimented the play of Rialto center midfielder Bengoa and stopper Andy Contreras.Rivas was disappointed with the outcome, but knows the Terriers have a bright future. “We only have five seniors, so we’re in good shape,” he said. “We wanted to win the CBL this season, but we fell one step short.Rialto is a solid team and they’ve won three straight titles now, so that’s a tremendous accomplishment.” GIRLS CITRUS BELT LEAGUE REV 4, Miller 0 Erin Rhodes, Kelsey Gudgeon and Briana Campos each scored as the Wildcats (19-2-2, 13-0-1) defeated the Rebels to earn their third league title in the past four years. SUNKIST LEAGUE Kaiser 4, Bloomington 3 Stephany Monroe scored two goals as the Cats (17-2-3, 7-1-2) earned their first league title in school history and first playoff berth in their win over the Bruins. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The triumph under the lights clinched the Citrus Belt League championship for Rialto (20-5-1 overall, 12-2 league). Redlands (10-8-3, 9-3-2) could have tied for the title with a victory. The match was delayed for an hour after the officials, who worked the junior varsity match and were supposed to officiate the varsity as well, wound up leaving early. center_img Rialto athletic director Frank Camacho said there was an incident in the junior varsity match involving Redlands and that one of the officials said something “inappropriate” to the Redlands side. “I don’t know the full details,” Camacho said, “but we thought it was best to get two more refs.” After a long delay, two new officials arrived and the varsity match began. The match was evenly contested until Bengoa took a corner kick in front of the Redlands net and headed the ball in. Only a victory would give Redlands a share of the title and Terriers coach Claudio Rivas went from a 4-4-2 to a more aggressive 3-4-3 offense after Bengoa’s goal. last_img read more

Hartson: “Managers are criticised for playing youngsters, when else do you get to play them?

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker John Hartson believes Arsene Wenger was right to field a number of youngsters in the League Cup, despite suffering an embarrassing exit at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.Wenger mixed a number of senior stars with Gunners academy graduates for Tuesday’s encounter at Hillsborough.Glen Kamara, 20, striker Alex Iwobi and 17-year-old Ismael Bennacer were among those making their debuts, alongside the likes of Per Mertesacker, Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Flamini, but the youngsters failed to shine as they fell to a miserable 3-0 defeat.Managers Wenger was critical of the rookies after the game, telling press: “The occasion was too much for the young players. They were not ready to play at this level, none of them.”But ex-Wales international Hartson insists the ‘gamble’ of playing the kids is a risk worth taking, to have to opportunity to see how they cope at a competitive level.“Arsene Wenger played a load of youngsters in the League Cup and it’s a great opportunity for them,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You can’t really afford to play them in the league and the FA Cup is too big.“Managers are criticised for playing weaker sides, but when else do you get to play these young fringe players?“Clubs tend to use the Capital One Cup like a littler reserve league, they gamble in the less experience of the youngsters in the early rounds, but it’s the only time you can actually get a really good look at them in competitive football.”last_img read more

Health Net moves into East L.A.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“When you’re talking about health, it’s a very intimidating thing, especially with people where English isn’t their first language,” said Xochitl Casta eda, director of the California Mexico Health Initiative. “There are lots of questions about the body and different cultural perceptions about health, so an approach like this makes sense.” For more information and store hours, call 800-391-3930. brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818)713-3738 Seeking to reach its Latino consumers in a novel manner, Health Net of California will open an insurance store today to provide face-to-face service in East Los Angeles. The company began an ambitious, cross-border outreach program in April called Mexi-Plan, specifically targeting Mexican immigrants. As the latest part of the initiative, it will operate a storefront, 5055 Whittier Blvd., which it calls the first of its kind in the nation. Staffed by two bilingual representatives, the shop will sell insurance, provide educational material and pass along information about public programs such as Medicare and Healthy Families. “We learned that the Latino community prefers personalized, one-on-one service,” said Ana Andrade, vice president of Latino programs for Health Net of California. “We found that they weren’t asking who can I call, but where can I go to learn more? We want to be a neighbor in the community, so this brings us closer.” If the program proves successful, Andrade expects the company to open more stores throughout the state, with the San Fernando Valley as a likely target for initial expansion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Christian Eriksen to re-open contract talks with Tottenham

first_img LIVING THE DREAM 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Tottenham are preparing to re-open contract talks with Christian Eriksen who has reiterated he is happy at the club.Eriksen and his representatives held talks with Spurs during the summer but were put on hold after stalling in the summer. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Eriksen is reportdly wanted by some of Europe’s top clubs targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img Alli is also reportedly on the verge of signing a new deal at Spurs The 26-year-old, whose current deal ends in 2020, wanted his wages more than doubled from £70,000 to a bumper £160,000-a-week.The two parties failed to reach an agreement but The Sun understands Spurs are willing to sit down and resume negotiations.Eriksen has been linked with a move to some of Europe’s top sides including Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.But when asked about a new deal with the north London side, Eriksen said: “I’m just focusing on football. I leave the talking to someone else. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “But I will say I am very happy where I am.”Eriksen’s Spurs team-mate Dele Alli is also reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract at the club.Alli could earn £95,000-a-week before bonuses, which could put him among Spurs’ highest earners.He has three full seasons left on his current deal, which was extended two years ago, but his fresh terms will reflect his standing as a senior England player. RANKED 2 moving on targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

DOHERTY’S PROPERTY TAX REPEAL BILL BEFORE THE DAIL

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty outside the Dail todaySinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty’s Property Tax Repeal Bill will be debated during his party’s private members’ time in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow night.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said: “The property tax is another austerity tax and will only further pressurise those in mortgage arrears. It reduces disposable incomes and has a negative effect on consumer spending and, in turn, jobs.“The Property Tax Repeal Bill 2013 is the only way to defeat this tax. That is why Sinn Féin has published this bill for debate tonight and tomorrow night. We are looking for the support of all TDs. “However, in the likely scenario that it will be defeated, we are committed to repealing this tax if in government after the next election.“In the meantime, all Sinn Féin councillors returned after next year’s local elections will be mandated to support the maximum reduction of 15% in the property tax.“Our bill would repeal the tax and refund anybody who paid it this year. We have shown there are alternatives and that the government has a choice. We are asking the general public to lobby their TDs to support this bill.”  DOHERTY’S PROPERTY TAX REPEAL BILL BEFORE THE DAIL was last modified: June 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DOHERTY’S PROPERTY TAX REPEAL BILL BEFORE THE DAILlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, January 26.Danny O’BRIENThe death has occurred of Danny O Brien, Clonbeg, Buncrana, Co. Donegal / Longford Town, Longford at Letterkenny University Hospital. Predeceased by his daughter Miriam. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, Isabel and children Diarmud, Michael, Margaret, Shane, Danielle, Jennifer, Susan and Emmet, Sisters, Sisters-in-Law, Sons-in-Law, Daughters in Law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and his wide circle of friends. Reposing at his family home from 11am to 10pm, on Friday. Funeral Mass in St. Marys Church, Cockhill on Saturday 27th January at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family Flowers only. Donations, if any desired to the patients Comfort Fund, Letterkenny University Hospital C/o any family member. House strictly private on Saturday morning.Joe MAXWELLThe sudden death has taken place at his residence of Joe Maxwell, Cloughfin, Castlefin.Reposing at his residence. Leaving there on Saturday 27 January at 2pm for service at 2.30pm in Donoughmore Presbyterian Church and burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. Family time from 11pm until 11am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Donoughmore Presbyterian Church or Chest Heart and Stroke Association care of Gibson Funeral Directors, Convoy. Michael KELLYThe death has taken place at Letterkenny University of Michael Kelly 215 Ros Suilighe, Old Town, Letterkenny.Remains will be reposing at his residence. Requiem Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral at 11am on Saturday followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.Hudie COYLEThe death has occurred of Hudie Coyle, Glassagh, Gweedore, Donegal.Removal from the residence of his nephew John and Eileen Coyle, Glassagh, Gweedore today Friday 26th January to St Colmcille’s Chapel, Knockfola for Requiem Mass at 1pm followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Bridget BYRNEThe death has occurred of Bridget Byrne, Meenlaragh, Gortahork, Donegal.Reposing at the family home in Meenlaragh. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 1pm at Christ the King’s Church, Gortahork followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Rosary at 9pm.Denis GREENEThe death has occurred of Denis Greene, Glenvar, Donegal. Late of Aiken Head Road, Glasgow. Requiem Mass took place at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church this morning (Friday) followed by burial in Glenvar Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Diabetes Association UK.Neil MCFADDENThe death has occurred of Neil McFadden, Knocfola and Glasgow.Funeral Mass took place this morning (Friday) 11am in St. Colmcille’s Church, Knockfola. Burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Preview: QPR looking to bounce back against in-form Birmingham

first_imgTjarron Chery was on target against Birmingham last seasonQPR return to the scene of their 6-0 mauling by Newcastle when they host a Birmingham side unbeaten in four. Can Rangers end a mini-slump and return to the top half of the Championship?Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 24 September 2016Referee: Paul Tierney (Wigan, Lancashire)BetVictor.com preview: QPR are struggling and Blues can fancy their chancesVital statistic: Rangers have won their last three home matches against Birmingham without conceding. Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (ankle), Jack Robinson (knee), Ben Gladwin (ankle), James Perch (knee).BIRMINGHAMRuled out: Tomasz Kuszczak (quad), Robert Tesche (ankle).Fitness test: Clayton Donaldson (Achilles). Possible starting line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Bidwell; Luongo, Cousins; Shodipo, Chery, Ngbakoto; Polter.Birmingham: Legzdins; Spector, Shotton, Morrison, Grounds; Davis, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Maghoma; Adams, Jutkiewicz. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)QPR: L L D W L (4 points) • Home: L D L W W (7 points)Birmingham: W D W W L (10 points) • Away: D W D W D (9 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)QPR – 4: Chery; 2: Onuoha, Polter; 1: Caulker, Sylla.Birmingham – 4: Donaldson; 2: Davis; 1: Adams, Jutkiewicz, Maghoma, Morrison.LAST FIVE MEETINGS27 Feb 2016: QPR 2 Birmingham 017 Oct 2015: Birmingham 2 QPR 18 Mar 2014: Birmingham 0 QPR 214 Sep 2013: QPR 1 Birmingham 028 Oct 2008: QPR 1 Birmingham 0QPR 4 wins, Birmingham 1 win, 0 draw See also:Hasselbaink insists QPR are ‘fine’ despite poor resultsBirmingham could be without two key men for trip to QPRQPR are struggling and Birmingham can fancy their chancesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The lowdown on U.P.’s tourism plans and the Taj Mahal

first_imgProjecting itself as the land of ‘Unlimited Possibilities,’ Uttar Pradesh has launched a tourism policy aimed at increasing the footfalls of domestic visitors by 15% and foreign tourists by 10%. The BJP government hopes the strategy will help to make the State the topmost tourist destination in the country; it is now at second spot. What is the number of tourists?In 2016, 21.48 crore tourists, including 31.56 lakh foreigners, visited the State, with the sites associated with Hindu culture such as Allahabad, Ayodhya, Vrindavan and Govardhan, and Agra — the land of the Taj — among the most popular. The policy is aimed at not only developing new tourist circuits and infrastructure on the public-private partnership model but also creating livelihood opportunities. The policy will be applicable for the next five years and the government says it will attract an annual investment of ₹5,000 crore and help 5 lakh people find employment, directly or indirectly. Under the 2018-19 budget, ₹70 crore was allotted for the implementation of the new tourism policy.Is focus on religious tourism?Cultural and religious tourism has been the focus of the government ever since the BJP came to power in 2017. The government plans to develop and promote 10 major circuits, like Ramayana, Krishna (Braj), Mahabharat, Shakti Peeth, Jain, Sufi/Kabir, Buddhist, spiritual, Bundelkhand and wildlife and eco-tourism. Various investment opportunities, economic incentives and benefits will be provided within 20 km of these circuits. The Tourism Department also plans to promote a “bread and breakfast” scheme and include ashrams in it. To encourage investment, these houses will be charged domestic water and power taxes. What about Taj Mahal?The government, however, has not revealed any elaborate plan for the Taj Mahal, except for the construction of a walkway to connect the monument with the other Mughal marvel, Agra Fort. Along with expenses occurred on the restoration of Shahjahan Park, the cost of this pathway will be ₹22 crore. In October last year, amid a controversy over the omission of the monument from a tourism booklet, the government said it had allotted ₹370 crore for a tourism development scheme for Agra, of which ₹156 crore was set aside for the Taj Mahal and areas near it. The World Bank will assist the government in this scheme, which has been sent to the Centre for approval. The scheme will also involve the restoration of Agra’s Kachpura and Mehtab Bagh, construction of a sewage treatment plant and a visitors’ centre, and revamp of traffic arrangements on the western entrance to the monument.Why is it not on the list? The latest budget has no special allocation for the Taj Mahal. It is an extension of the BJP government’s first budget released in 2017, in which the monument did not find a place among the sites to be developed and promoted under “cultural tourism.” The list primarily consisted of other religious and cultural sites, with ₹1,240 crore allocated for Swadesh Darshan Yojana through the Ramayana, Buddha and Krishna Circuits in Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura.Besides being an artefact of unmatched splendour, the Taj Mahal is the highest revenue-earning heritage structure in the country, with 7-8 million visitors annually. According to the Union Ministry of Culture, the Taj brought in revenue of ₹75 crore from 2013 to 2016. Last year, during a visit to the Taj Mahal, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath remarked that if the “security and facility” could be upgraded, the number of tourists — Indians and foreigners — visiting Agra could be increased to 2.5-3 lakh daily against the current 40,000-50,000. The government’s next big tourism challenge, however, is the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in 2019. A budget of ₹1,500 crore has been earmarked for the congregation at the Sangam.last_img read more

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