Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships


first_imgTwo teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in tournament standings following Draw 8.Koffski, with third Dave Stephenson of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, suffered their first loss Thursday, losing 8-5 to Wes Craig of Victoria to fall to 4-1.last_img read more



first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “I thought it was good to be three-wide. I thought it was going to help me get the speed in front of me. It didn’t look like much but those two went and I was able to move out a little at the half-mile pole.“I knew they were going to slow down on the front so I didn’t want to be stuck in behind horses. Sometimes it’s better to go a little wide and then they’re running free.“Today, I rode her a little bit more because I think she needs a good race before going into the Kentucky Oaks. Her last race was too easy for her. I wanted a harder race for her today. I think she’s a Kentucky Oaks filly.“I have confidence because she can do anything. That’s what I like about her. I can put her inside, I can swing her to the outside, I can go wide and it’s still OK. She’s such a big filly, with such a long stride that it’s easy for her.” -30- TRAINER QUOTES JOHN SADLER, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “She really wants more distance. This horse has a tremendous amount of stamina. It worked well last time (Santa Ysabel). She broke a little slow (in that race) and settled off kind of a slow pace, and so today, I said, ‘I wouldn’t change anything. Do what you’ve been doing.’“The plan is to go the Kentucky Oaks (May 1). That’s the idea. It’s a month away so the spacing is right. Hopefully, we’ll be there the day before the (Kentucky) Derby.” NOTES: This was Sadler’s third straight win today. Asked if it was a first: “I’ve won four in one day before, but I don’t know if I ever won three in a row.”Winning owners Kosta and Peter Hronis are from Delano, CA. MARTIN GARCIA, LUMINANCE, SECOND: “My horse was pretty fresh, and she broke really sharp. She was in a good position, and she made a move, but the winner just ran by me. She was very impressive. She ran well. She’ll be ready for next time. I didn’t think the pace was that fast.” KOSTA HRONIS, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “I’ve been coming to this track my whole life to win that race. We’ve always attended this track growing up and to come to Derby Day and watch these special races and to be part of it was really amazing. And to win it; once we saw she was going to win the race, I just stood up and I was in awe that we could be part of it.“She looked good all the way around. She looked comfortable. I knew if she didn’t get caught in traffic and she was sitting out it would be great. If you keep the best horse out of trouble, that’s a good sign and Victor kept her out of trouble. I thought we maybe moved a little bit too early, but she’s a really talented filly. She wasn’t going to be caught today.”last_img read more



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

Bodybuilder caught with €10,000 of steroids and tanning products


first_imgA bodybuilder who was caught with anabolic steroids and tanning products worth €10,000 has appeared in court.Gardai raided the home of Francis McAleavey of Church View Street, St Johnston, Co Donegal on March 9th, 2017. The accused man, who was a bodybuilder at the time, was not at home.However, more than 8,000 substances including vials, powders and tablets were uncovered in the raid.A legal representative for the Health Products Regulatory Authority said the premises which was raided was a domestic dwelling but which was being used as a distribution outlet.He said a number of the products were anabolic steroids but another was also used for self-tanning.The court heard that McAleavey, now aged 33, pleaded guilty from an early stage.Solicitor Ciaran Mac Lochlainn said his client started bodybuilding in 2014 in “the quest for the perfect body.”Mr Mac Lochlainn said “Anybody can buy these things on the internet. Believe it or not but this is part of the sport.“It is not really regulated and he was only a bit player. He had no idea he was breaking the law.“When I asked him the value he said it was more than €5,000 so to hear the real value today is quite a shock.“I’m told that the country is awash with the stuff but that the authorities are taking a grip on it.“My client has stopped bodybuilding and has moved away from the sport altogether.”The court was told that to analyse the various substances for identification and then to dispose of them cost in the region of €6,500 for the work carried out by the State Laboratory.Judge Paul Kelly said whatever the argument over the valuation of the products found was the actual amount of “substantial.”He said “Eight thousand items is a substantial amount and it is clear that this was being done on some scale.”He fined McAleavey a total of €750 on three of the nine charges and took the other charges into consideration.He added there was no point in making an expenses order as it was not realistic to expect the accused to pay €6,500.Bodybuilder caught with €10,000 of steroids and tanning products was last modified: June 5th, 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) Tags:bodybuildercourtdonegalFrancis McAleaveySt Johnstonsteroidslast_img read more

Warriors, 116, T-Wolves, 108: How Draymond Green set the tone on his first game back


first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — The Warriors’ versatile All-Star admittedly felt like a “kid in a candy store.” So as Draymond Green stepped on the court after missing 13 of the past 15 games because of an injured toe in his right foot, he wanted to taste everything that makes him enjoy basketball.He …last_img read more

SA’s dollar millionaires on the rise


first_img10 July 2006South Africa’s number of dollar millionaires rose by nearly 16% last year, joining three other countries with the fastest-growing population of the super-rich in the world.According to the 10th annual World Wealth Report released by US-based investment groups Merrill Lynch and Capgemini last month, global millionaire numbers totalled 8.7-million in 2005, an increase of 6.5% on the previous year.“South Africa’s 15.9% growth of dollar millionaires in 2005 was phenomenal … well above the global rate of 6.5,” Capgemini spokesperson Patrick McLaughlin told the Sunday Times. According to the report, the country now has a total of 42 883 millionaires.The report defines millionaires – “high net worth individuals”, or HNWIs – as those holding more than US$1-million in financial assets, excluding their primary residence.“The HNWI population grew most dramatically in South Korea, rising 21.3%; India rising 19.3%; Russia, where it rose 17.4%; and South Africa, where it grew by 15.9%,” the report says.“Overall HNWI wealth during the period grew by 8.5%, to US$33.3-trillion in financial holdings. These financial gains were particularly strong in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, where emerging markets continue to play a moderate game of ‘catch up’ with major markets.”The top-performing countries in terms of increased numbers of millionaires from 2004 to 2005 (Image: Merrill Lynch)The report attributes South Africa’s gain in part to the phenomenal growth on the JSE, Johannesburg’s stock exchange.“Emerging and developing capital markets outpaced most mature stock markets,” the report says. “Markets such as India, South Korea, Poland and South Africa all returned better than 40%.”The JSE All Share Index was the third-best performing in the world, with a 43% return in 2005, slightly under the 43.1% recorded by Poland’s WIG20. The top performer was the South Korean Kospi, with a 54% return, while other emerging market exchanges lagged behind, with India at 42.3%, Mexico at 37.8% and Brazil 27.7%.In terms of general market value, the report says, “South Korea, Denmark, South Africa and Japan were among the best-performing markets in 2005, providing green pastures for HNWIs to cultivate their wealth”.Africa as a whole saw the highest growth in HNWI numbers, at 11.7%, reflecting growing prosperity across the continent. The Middle East had 9.8% new millionaires, Latin America 9.7%, the Asia-Pacific region 7.3%, North America 6.9% and Europe 4.5%. The actual wealth of Africa’s high net worth individuals rose by 14.5%, the second-highest increase, after the Middle East, in the world.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 months agoRoma defender Manolas back on Man Utd radar


first_imgRoma defender Manolas back on Man Utd radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma defender Kostas Manolas is back on the radar of Manchester United.TMW says United had Manolas scouted against Juventus.The Greek defender can leave Rome in June and has €36 million release fee.And United representatives were extremely impressed by his performance.The defender has just switched agents – joining Mino Raiola who is famously Paul Pogba’s rep. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer plans new Man Utd role for Martial


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer plans new Man Utd role for Martialby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to change the position of Anthony Martial.The Manchester Evening News says Solskjaer could give Martial a new role in the club’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Sunday.Marcus Rashford has so far been Solskjaer’s trusted option up top.The England international impressed against both Cardiff and Huddersfield, sparking hopes he can kick on now Jose Mourinho is no longer in charge.Yet Martial could be deployed in a No 9 role instead.Rashford has sparkled in recent times.But Martial is the club’s top scorer this season and could be fielded there instead. last_img read more

9 months agoDiego Lainez insists choosing Real Betis over Ajax best decision


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Diego Lainez insists choosing Real Betis over Ajax best decisionby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDiego Lainez is delighted with his move to Real Betis.The 18 year-old Mexico international chose Betis over Ajax this week as he arrived from Club America.Lainez said, “I’m happy to be part of this great club. Surely it is the best decision I have made. There were other options but it was easy because I wanted to come here. I’m sure it’s a great club. “What I was told by (Lorenzo) Serra Ferrer and Federico (Martínez Feria, the general manager) I saw on Sunday, when I saw the match I saw a very good feeling because all the fans were encouraging from the minute one until the end. Andrés (Guardado) is very important here. Very happy and happy to be in this great club and now to respond and give the best of me with humility and good football.” last_img read more