Ramgeet at the double again

first_imgPHOENIX, Arizona (CMC):Andrew Ramgeet kept up the pressure on leading jockey Scott Stevens with a pair of wins on Wednesday at Turf Paradise.The Jamaica-born Ramgeet fortified his hold on second position at the racetrack located in the capital of this south-western American state with his second straight double, moving his season tally to 37 wins – eight behind Stevens.Ramgeet guided the odds-on favourite Not That I Recall to an easy, nine-length victory in the US$12,500 second race over 1,100 metres on the dirt track.He put the two-year-old, chestnut filly to stalk the pace before making a bid from the inside on the final turn and assuming command in the lane for drive the animal to the line in a time of one minute, 05.30 seconds.Ramgeet later produced the 4-5 favourite Frat Boy in the final stretch to take a comfortable six-length victory in the US$7,100 sixth race which was contested over 1,600m, also on the dirt.Frat Boy was taken back at the start and kept in the middle of the pack before Ramgeet advanced the four-year-old, dark bay gelding in the second turn.They, however, ran into traffic and bided their time until they were able to rally three across and take control in the lane to draw off and stop the clock at 1:39.84 seconds.last_img read more

James goes off for 43 points as Cavs go up 2-0 over Raptors

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics James had eight rebounds, narrowly missing his second straight triple-double. He connected on 19 of 28 attempts, while Love shot 11 for 21.DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors. Toronto won a team-record 59 games and finished as the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference this season, but was easily shoved one step closer to a third straight postseason exit at the hands of James and the Cavs.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 crownJonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, but the Raptors lost back-to-back home games for the first time all season.Toronto matched Houston by going 34-7 at home in the regular season, and went 3-0 at home against Washington in round one. The Raptors had not lost consecutive home games since dropping Games 3 and 4 of the second round to Cleveland last May. The Raptors connected on 13 of 18 attempts in the second quarter, overcoming 12 points by James.Toronto coach Dwane Casey was called for a technical foul for arguing after Lowry was called for a foul on a driving James late in the second. Love made the technical free throw but James missed both of his attempts.James was on target in Cleveland’s game-changing third quarter, connecting on seven of 10 attempts and scoring 15 points. Love added nine as the Cavs took a 98-87 lead to the fourth.TIP-INSCavaliers: The 24 combined points by James and Love in the third matched Toronto’s total for the quarter. … The Cavaliers are 18-1 in playoff series when they win Game 1.Raptors: Lowry made his first six shot attempts. … Serge Ibaka shot 0 for 5 and scored just two points in 12 minutes. He has nine total points in the series so far. … Toronto made 11 turnovers and has 25 in the series, compared to nine by the Cavs. … Lowry led Toronto with eight assists.UP NEXTGame 3 is Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img The series shifts to Ohio for Game 3 on Saturday night. Toronto has gone 0-5 at Cleveland over the past two postseasons, losing by an average margin of 24.2 points per game.The Cavaliers are 21-3 at home against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs over the past four years.The Raptors, who let a 10-point lead slip away in a 113-112 overtime loss in Game 1, were up 54-45 midway through the second quarter but saw their lead dwindle to 63-61 at halftime.Cleveland took control as Smith scored six points in an 18-5 spurt to begin the third quarter. The Cavs outscored the Raptors 37-24 in the third to take an 11-point edge into the fourth, and Toronto didn’t challenge again.Lowry made all four of his field goal attempts in the first and scored 10 points as Toronto led 29-26. Love scored 10 points for Cleveland in the first, while James had just four points and two shots in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists, Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.J.R. Smith scored 15 points, Jeff Green had 14 and George Hill 13 as the Cavaliers posted their eighth consecutive postseason victory over the Raptors and halted Toronto’s four-game winning streak in Game 2s. The Raptors entered 6-1 all-time when playing Game 2 at home.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LeBron gets ovation in Staples Center debut

first_imgCarpio 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 Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James runs past fans on his way to the court before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LeBron James received a rapturous reception in his home debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday but was unable to prevent his new team from slipping to a second pre-season defeat to the Denver Nuggets.James, who joined the Lakers in July from the Cleveland Cavaliers on a four-year deal, was given a rousing standing ovation by the Staples Center crowd as he arrived on court.ADVERTISEMENT The 33-year-old delighted the crowd with some silky touches during 15 first-half minutes.He finished with 13 points, three assists, three rebounds, two steals and four turnovers during 15 minutes on court in the first half before sitting out all of the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe game ended in a 113-111 win for Denver, who had also beaten the Lakers in San Diego on Sunday in James’ first game with his new club.Earlier Tuesday, James told reporters he was still adjusting to his new environment, and once again cautioned that the new-look Lakers squad would take time to gel. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve got a new group. We’re not at the level that a lot of the teams are in terms of cohesiveness and chemistry,” James said following morning practice.“Every day is another opportunity for us to get better.”rADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Player of the Week: Fiery Lee fueling Magnolia’s hot start Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Update: Driving Problems on the North Taylor Hill

first_imgMotorists faced several issues Thursday morning while traveling near Taylor.At one point several vehicles where in the ditch and at least 70 vehicles were lined up because of the delays.  The delays were on the North and South Taylor Hills and were caused by poor driving conditions.  There are no reports of any injuries.Motorists are again advised to slow down on Peace Region roads until temperatures warm up later today.- Advertisement –last_img

PGA taking its tour south of the border

first_img“All the players I’ve been talking to, they’re excited, they’re very happy,” Toledo said. “It’s not Pebble Beach, but it’s just wonderful. It’s the best golf course that I’ve ever played in Mexico.” PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – The PGA Tour is making its debut in Mexico this week with the Mayakoba Golf Classic in an area known as the Riviera Maya. Fittingly enough, the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon golf course playing host to the event was built for tourists. For all its natural beauty, the course might not challenge the pros too much, unless there’s a stiff enough wind off the Caribbean Sea. Still, no matter how low the scores go, having them posted aqui – here – is what matters most to Mexicans. “The whole country is excited,” said Toledo, a native of Mexicali and among the nation’s more successful golfers. “All the Mexican people see the best players on TV. Now they’re seeing them for real, in their own country. This is the biggest thing that can happen for golf in Mexico. I’m really, really surprised we haven’t had it before.” The world’s top 64 players are at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. Some others stayed away out of concerns about the course, the country and other unknowns that come with any first-time event. center_img 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

Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

first_imgMessi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling what appeared to be a red clown nose.Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31.“The show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport,” the troupe said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona goal machine Lionel Messi will be Cirque du Soleil’s first venture into feting a sports star, though the troupe have in the past covered entertainers such as the Beatles and Michael Jackson © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 10 – Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi’s stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, the five-time world player of the year said Wednesday.“I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football,” said Messi, whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe famed for their extravagant shows.last_img read more

New boy Mustafa sends Gor to Kagame semis

first_imgK’Ogalo who reached the final when they last played in 2015 will face the winner between Azam and Rayon Sport who play in the last quarter final on Monday afternoon.Fighting huge chunks of fatigue playing their third match in less than a week, Gor found themselves trailing after 15 minutes when Lwanga caught out keeper Boniface Oluoch with a rasping shot from distance.Gor had chances to draw back, the first half’s best chances falling on Mustafa who however wasted. First, he was picked out by Godfrey Walusimbi, but he could not put enough sting on his shot which was well collected by the Vipers keeper.Gor Mahia’s George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo vies for the ball with Vipers’ Milton Karisa during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.Ten minutes to half time, the Burundian forward was sent through by Innocent Wafula, but once again he could not muster a way to beat the Vipers Custodian who came out tops in the situation.A few minutes to half time, Gor coach Dylan Kerr was forced into a change, midfielder Ernest Wendo limping out injured and was replaced by Francis Kahata who was returning to the starting team after being left out in their last group match.A change of tempo by the Kenyan representatives in the second half bore fruit after just two minutes, when Tuyisenge got to the end of a Mustafa shot to beat the Vipers keeper.Mustafa thought he had given his side the lead after 64 minutes, but his goal was ruled out for offside. Nonetheless, he made amends for his earlier misses in the 73rd minute when he pounced on a loose ball at the edge of the box to tap home after the keeper spilled Tuyisenge’s shot.Meanwhile in the other quarter final, Tanzanian champions Simba SC progressed to the last four after beating Djibouti’s Ports by a solitary goal.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s new signing Francis Mustafa celebrates his winner against Vipers during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 8- Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday afternoon to qualify for the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-finals.Gor were forced to come from behind after Taddeo Lwanga had struck the Ugandans ahead on the quarter hour mark, with Jacques Tuyisenge striking home the equalizer two minutes after the break before Mustafa won the game for the Kenyan champions 17 minutes to the final whistle.last_img read more

Wiretap probe enthralls Hollywood

first_imgAs Hollywood awaits the next chapter in a federal wiretapping investigation, legal maneuverings suggest there will be no shortage of challenges to related cases that may have involved illegal practices. Some who believe they were victims of private investigator Anthony Pellicano have already taken complaints to court. “It’s a hornet’s nest,” Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and professor at Loyola Law School, said Thursday. “There are many types of lawsuits that can be brought against many different people. There will be plenty of work to go around.” Thirteen people have been charged so far in the criminal case, including the 61-year-old Pellicano, who has worked for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson. “It was such a pervasive plan that we just don’t believe it’s credible for a phone company to say they have a rogue employee,” said attorney Brian Kabateck, who represents Finn. Kabateck said his firm has been contacted by about 50 people who suspect their phones were tapped or their names illegally run through databases. Of those, at least six were named as victims in the indictment, he said. A call and e-mail to SBC seeking comment was not immediately returned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Pellicano is accused of illegally wiretapping the phones of celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone and paying police officers to run background checks through government databases. Pellicano has denied wrongdoing. Another person charged is attorney Terry Christensen, who represented billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian in a high-profile child-support battle in 2002, when his ex-wife, Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, initially sought $320,000 a month for her daughter. Christensen pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and intercepting wire communications. Prosecutors claim he paid Pellicano at least $100,000 to illegally wiretap the phones of Lisa Bonder Kerkorian. On Wednesday, she asked a judge to dismiss Christensen as Kirk Kerkorian’s lawyer in the support case. She also requested that child support payments be boosted from $50,000 to $75,000 a month. A March 15 hearing was set on her requests. A separate federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 17 by Erin Finn. Her attorneys are seeking class-action status for the lawsuit claiming SBC Communications was responsible for the actions of two employees accused of helping Pellicano acquire confidential information. last_img read more

Overlooker

first_imgI’m a young man of twentyseven years. I’m concerned citizen who hails from The Eastern Cape but I’m in gauteng.As I was watching the world and our country fighting against xenophobia it came to my concern that why cnt I start my organisation in helping the government to fight this campaign of fighting this underage/illegal circumcision in our beautiful country as it is getting out of hand.The department is doing its best but it’s still extending so it’s my wish to play my part and work with the government as an overlooker whenever it’s being performed around the country.So I’m pleading with this organisation and the health department to help me play my part in our beatiful country as our brothers are dying every season. Let us unite in arms maAfrica.Blakie masixole.Name: Masixole BlakieEmail address: xambablakie01@gmail.com Telephone: 073 265 0691last_img read more

Mixed News for Plant-Based Meat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — In mixed news for the plant-based food industry, the Impossible Burger will be sold in grocery stores, just as Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, announced it is pulling the Beyond Meat burger from its outlets in all provinces except Ontario and British Columbia.The Impossible Burger debuted in all 27 outlets of Gelson’s Markets in Southern California last week, Food Business News reported. The retail roll-out marks the first time that consumers will be able to buy the product, Food Business News said.Le Journal de Montreal was the first publication to report that Tim Hortons would limit its Beyond Meat breakfast sausage and hamburger offerings.Fortune said that Beyond Meat stock dropped about 3.8% on Sept. 18, sliding by about 7% at one point, but regained some of those losses Thursday. The stock is up 241% since May when it opened at $46 a share, Fortune said.The reasons Tim Hortons decided to limit its Beyond Meat offerings are unclear. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association objected to a commercial from restaurant A&W, which has the same parent company as Tim Hortons, showing football fans eating Beyond Meat patties. But some experts questioned whether Tim Hortons made a mistake promoting a single product rather than a product line, Fortune said.Meanwhile, the Good Food Institute said that a study it and the Plant Based Foods Association commissioned from SPINS showed increased demand for plant-based meat substitutes.GFI said the data showed:— Refrigerated plant-based burger sales in U.S. retail have surged 151% since 2018.— Refrigerated plant-based burgers are a key growth driver within the plant-based meat market, with sales increasing more than five times as fast as other plant-based meat products.— With refrigerated plant-based burgers driving sales growth, the plant-based meat market is now worth more than $800 million, with sales up 10% since 2018 and growing more than five times as fast as conventional meat sales, which have grown just 2% since 2018.“Impossible Foods’ retail debut will prompt a rapid acceleration in plant-based meat market growth. Impossible’s entry into retail will help expand and strengthen the plant-based meat market, giving consumers more choice and stimulating demand across the entire sector,” said GFI Executive Director Bruce Friedrich said.“Products like the Impossible Burger have supercharged plant-based meat market growth by enticing more and more omnivores to embrace these products. By appealing to America’s meat-loving masses, Impossible Foods has helped propel plant-based meat into the mainstream, opening up and capturing entirely new consumers.“Increased availability is what will allow the plant-based meat sector to really break through. Adding exciting new products like the Impossible Burger to the meat case will accelerate this process. Impossible Foods’ entry into retail will create a much bigger plant-based market. Where plant-based meat is concerned, a rising tide will lift all boats.”(ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more