Six in the Stix Mountain Biking Festival this weekend

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first_img After young riders show their stuff, Sunday will test mountain bikers with their skills and endurance over a 6 hour period of cross-country riding on the 13 km loop in the Cranbrook Community Forest.Organizer Cooper advises mountain bikers to “enjoy the smooth & subtle uphills that gain 365m of elevation throughout the entire loop, and to remain focused during the swoopy & fast flat and downhill sections of the endless single-tracks”.Participants can choose to tackle the six hour event as an individual rider or as part of a relay team of two or do the new lap Stix suited for recreational riders.Registration cut-off is Thursday, September 17.Story source originated at The Nelson Daily More than 100 kids and youth are expected to be part of the action at the Sixth annual Six in the Stix Mountain Biking Festival September 19-12 near Cranbrook.Riders from Alberta and the Kootenays will participate in one of three races as a way of celebrating participation, health, fitness and the simple joy of riding a bicycle.Riders 2-14 years old can choose one of the following challenges: riding 15 minutes around & over obstacles around a paved course, and riding either up to a maximum of 30 minutes or 60 minutes on the trails of a 1.4 km loop in the Cranbrook Community Forest above the College of the Rockies.For the 15-min. Stix, geared for athletes 3-6 years old, riders may show off their favorite stride bike, 4-wheel bike or standard 2-wheel bicycle. As for the 30 min. & 60 min. trail options, race organizer Charlie Cooper provides this description: “The trails just above the College are mostly double-track and very smooth, but there’s also a fun section of single-track called Roller Coaster that will have riders twist & turn their way downhill as fast as they want back to the finish. It’s a loop with just a little bit of climbing and lots of room for riders to pass each other.”Riders of all abilities are invited to attend this exciting event, and organizers have kept the entry fee at only $10. Each rider will enjoy a well-organized race, receive a goodie bag and be able to restore their energy levels at the Stix Shack after crossing the finish line.Registration is available online until Friday night, September 18 at www.rmevents.com and limited race day registration will be accepted at the event. Check-in & late registration will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday and races will begin at 1 p.m.last_img read more

I WILL SCORE RETURNS FROM ARKANSAS AS SMOKEY IMAGE, DENMAN’S CALL & IRON ROB TRY TO REBOUND IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AT SEVEN FURLONGS

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first_imgFirst post time on Sunday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. SMOKEY IMAGE: Undefeated in his first six starts, California-bred Smokey Image will try to rebound off a pair of graded stakes defeats as he cuts back in distance for the Barrera. Beaten 18 ¾ lengths by Danzing Candy in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes on March 12, Smokey Image was battered by some 37 ½ lengths when seventh to Exaggerator in the Santa Anita Derby. Trained by Carla Gaines and owned by Irvin Racing Stable, Smokey Image was a winner of the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile in his only try at seven furlongs on Oct. 30 at Del Mar. With six wins from eight starts, “Smokey” has earnings of $443,445. THE GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 6 (of 11)                                  Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PDT I WILL SCORE: Second as the 3-2 favorite in a six furlong stakes on April 15 at Oaklawn Park, Hans Poetsch’s homebred I Will Score looms the horse to beat on Saturday. With two wins from five starts, the Kentucky-bred colt by Roman Ruler’s best race was likely a close third place finish in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes here three starts back on Feb. 6. After showing the way early, he ended up tiring late at 5-2 and was beaten two lengths by Mor Spirit. In his next start, he finished last, beaten 19 ¼ lengths by Danzing Candy in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes on March 12. Although untested at seven furlongs, both of his career wins have come sprinting. IRON ROB: A winner of the 6 ½ furlong Baffle Stakes here on Feb. 21, this Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy came back to win the six furlong San Pedro Stakes on March 20 prior to being eased in the Santa Anita Derby. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Iron Rob has three wins and two seconds from 11 overall starts. Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, he has earnings of $157,665.center_img DENMAN’S CALL: Trained by Doug O’Neill, his best race to date was a third place performance in the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes here on Feb. 15, as he sat close to the pace and finished four lengths behind his stablemate, eventual Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Subsequently second in the six furlong San Pedro Stakes March 20, the chestnut gelding by Northern Afleet finished sixth, beaten 24 ½ lengths, by Exaggerator in the San Anita Derby. Owned by his breeders, W.C. Racing, LLC, Westside Rentals.com or Gilman Racing, Denman’s Call was a first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs here on Jan. 9 and will be making his fifth start on Saturday. ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2016)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s talented I Will Score returns from Arkansas and promising sophomores Smokey Image, Denman’s Call and Iron Rob will try to rebound off disappointing runs in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 9 as they cut back in distance to seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds.Named for the late Hall of Fame conditioner who won the 1976 Kentucky Derby with Bold Forbes and the 1978 Triple Crown with Affirmed, the Barrera has attracted a field of seven and will be run as the sixth race on an 11-race program at Santa Anita on Saturday. Bistraya–Santiago Gonzalez–120Iron Rob–Stewart Elliot–122Mrazek–Mario Gutierrez–124Denman’s Call–Rafael Bejarano–120Smokey Image–Victor Espinoza–122Westbrook–Tiago Pereira–120I Will Score–Martin Garcia–120last_img read more

6 days agoJuventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A table

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A tableby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri insists he’s unconcerned with the Serie A table at this stage this season.Juve meet Bologna this weekend.Sarri said, “We’re not interested in the table at this stage, we must be aiming to get better and better.“What happened at San Siro no longer matters. I want to see my players focused on a difficult match because the international break is always dangerous.“It seems cliched, but removing a player from one context, that being the club, and putting them in another can create problems: it’s not easy to bounce from one style of play to another.“I don’t know if the game against Inter changed anyone’s mind about us. Scepticism towards me is something I’ve always lived with, and I don’t mind it that much.” last_img read more

Video: Watch The Scoreboard At OU’s Memorial Stadium Come Crashing Down

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first_imgScoreboard at memorial Stadium as the sun goes down.scoreboard at memorial stadium comes downDon’t worry, Oklahoma fans. What you’ll see in the below video was planned.Thursday night, Oklahoma purposely knocked down the skeleton of its scoreboard at Memorial Stadium, making way for a new video board that will span 8,750 feet. According to Tulsa World, the panels that accompanied the skeleton were removed and will be sold off.The new board will be up before the 2016 season.It’s gonna be Sweet #Brackets #OUDNA #BGB #SoonerMagic #Big12Champs pic.twitter.com/TUvnWf2h6E— Coach Drew Hill (@OU_CoachHill) December 3, 2015Video of the board coming down pic.twitter.com/0JP9oMRMmc— Siandhara Bonnet (@SiandharaB) December 3, 2015Despite the construction, Oklahoma’s 2015 campaign isn’t over. The Sooners are likely headed to the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

ED removes ADlevel officer from VVIP chopper case

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has removed an Assistant Director-level case officer working the AgustaWestland case at the financial probe agency, holding him responsible for an incident where Ratul Puri had disappeared while summoned for interrogation. Speaking to the Millennium Post, a senior official said that the AD, who was the Investigating Officer of the case, was first issued a show-cause notice, following which he was removed from the case. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said that an explanation has been sought from the IO as to how Puri, who is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath could have fled while questioning. Late in July this year, Puri had been summoned to be questioned in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP Chopper scam and after a few hours of interrogation, he had asked for a toilet break. However, Puri had given ED officials the slip and left the building where he was being deposed. Officials had at the time said they tried to contact him on the phone after he failed to come back and found that his number was switched off. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, at the time, one of Puri’s lawyer’s had said that his client had not fled from questioning but had in fact informed officials that he had a busy schedule and yet answered the summons. But eventually, the ED registered a separate money-laundering case against him and his father’s company Moser Baer, based on a bank fraud case by CBI and then proceeded to arrest him. He is still in ED custody in connection with the Moser Baer probe.last_img read more

JSW Steel to raise up to 400 mn

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first_imgNew Delhi: JSW Steel on Tuesday said it will raise up to $400 million through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route. The Finance Committee of the board of directors of JSW Steel has approved the issuance of fixed rate senior unsecured notes aggregating to $400 million and has approved the pricing, tenure and other terms of the notes, it said in a regulatory filing. “The company intends to use all the proceeds for capital expenditure or any other purpose in accordance with the ECB guidelines,” it said. JSW Steel said the bonds have been rated Ba2 by Moody’s Investor Service and BB (EXP) by Fitch Ratings. The notes, bearing interest rate of 5.375 per cent per annum, to be payable semi-annually has been set for allotment date of October 4, 2019 and maturity date of April 4, 2025. The notes will be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading, the company said.last_img read more

Jammu A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday adj

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first_imgJammu: A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday adjourned hearing in the case of killing of four IAF personnel in 1990 after Tihair Jail authorities expressed their inability to present main accused JKLF chief Yasin Malik in court due to security reasons. They posted the matter for October 23. Malik would now be presented before the court only on video-conferencing and through it his examination would also be conducted. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) court adjourned the hearing and gave the next date of hearing on October 23, lawyers said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Malik was to present before the court on Tuesday but the jail authorities expressed their inability to present him in court due to security reasons, they said. Malik who heads the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is accused of being involved in the killing of the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in Kashmir. On January 25, 1990, four IAF employees including Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna were killed by JKLF terrorists. Malik was chargesheeted by the CBI before the TADA court in Jammu on August 31, 1990, in the case. Malik has been arrested in a terror funding case by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.last_img read more

Washington India needs the S400 Triumf missile

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first_imgWashington: India needs the S-400 ‘Triumf’ missile defence system and has apprised the Trump administration of its decision to acquire them from Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, exuding confidence that the US would appreciate its rational. India announced its intention to acquire Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The delivery contract worth USD 5.43 billion was signed during the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to India last year. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkSenior Trump administration officials have cautioned India that the S-400 deal could attract sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law that restricts defence purchases from Russia, Iran and North Korea. Responding to a question on the S-400 missile system purchase, Jaishankar, who is here on an official visit, said, “India has made a decision on the S-400, and we have discussed that with the US government. “I am reasonably convinced of the powers of my persuasion,” Jaishankar said, responding to a question from a Russian journalist on the possibility of US sanctions on India under CAATSA if New Delhi goes ahead with its decision to purchase the S-400 missile defence system from Russia.last_img read more

New Delhi Former Union finance minister P Chidamb

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first_imgNew Delhi: Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media corruption case will come up for hearing before the Supreme Court on Friday. The matter has been listed for hearing before a bench of justices R Banumathi and Hrishikesh Roy. The former finance minister on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the INX Media corruption case saying his continuing incarceration is in the “form of punishment” and liberty of an individual cannot be denied on the basis of “anonymous and unverified allegations”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadChidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in the case, has said that “bail is the rule, jail is the exception” and courts should frown upon the attempt of the prosecution to use judicial custody as “a kind of pre-trial punishment”. Citing “frail” health, the 74-year-old senior Congress leader has also said that he is not “accustomed” to food given to him in the jail and has lost 4 kg weight in during his judicial custody. Challenging the Delhi High Court’s September 30 verdict rejecting his bail plea, Chidambaram said he had never attempted to approach or influence any witnesses or accused in the case. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe high court had dismissed his bail plea saying the investigation was at an advanced stage and the possibility of his influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out. A Delhi court meanwhile extended his judicial custody in the case on Thursday to October 17 In his plea in the apex court, Chidambaram said, “Bail is the rule, jail is the exception. Arrest and custody are a humiliation and social stigma. The prosecution seems to think that prolonged judicial custody is a punishment they can impose on the Petitioner. Courts should frown upon the attempt of the prosecution to use judicial custody as a kind of pre-trial punishment.” Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, mentioned the petition for urgent listing before a bench of justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari. The bench told him that the matter would be placed before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and he would take a call on its listing. Chidambaram, who was finance minister as well as home minister in the UPA government from 2004 to 2014, was arrested by the CBI from his Jor Bagh residence here on August 21. The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as the finance minister. Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2017. In his plea in the top court, Chidambaram has said that “conclusive findings” have been rendered by the high court on the basis of documents placed before it in a “sealed envelope” by the CBI, which were neither part of the record nor shown to him, and he was not given an opportunity to rebut the same. He said that high court has “erred” in dismissing his bail plea on a mere apprehension that he might influence the witnesses, without any supporting material, and on the basis of unverified allegations that do not allege or point anything against him. He also denied the high court’s finding that INX Media’s former promoters Indrani and Peter Mukherjea had met him and “illegal gratification” was paid. “At the outset, firstly, the petitioner (Chidambaram) denies having approached or influenced any witness or accused or even made an attempt to do so, directly or indirectly,” he said. “Secondly, it appears that the above finding (of the high court) is based on alleged statements made by two alleged accused persons and hence can never be read against the petitioner (co-accused) and can in law never tantamount to influencing a witness,” he said in his plea. Chidambaram has further said that case does not relate to “economic offence” and there is no loss to public exchequer.last_img read more

New Delhi The over 42 kmlong Grey Line of the D

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first_imgNew Delhi: The over 4.2 km-long Grey Line of the Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network, was inaugurated on Friday. Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a train on the corridor. Passenger services will commence from the evening. Puri said with the opening of this corridor, the Delhi Metro has covered 377 kilometres in Delhi-NCR. Kejriwal said people of Najafgarh had been demanding this for a long time. People residing in the rural areas will be benefitted by the corridor, he said.last_img read more