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Youngsters take in competitive Navan heat

first_imgNavan stages an all-Flat card on Saturday with the valuable 40,000 euro Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery the feature event on the seven-race fixture. Five of the nine runners are already maiden winners over this five-furlong trip, with previous Nursery winner Leath Na Hoibre, a winner over six, the only one to have won over further than today’s minimum distance. None of the nine have won on their latest starts, although top weight Blood Moon possesses a fine piece of recent form, having finished third in the Group Three Curragh Stakes. However, Ger Lyons’ stable jockey Colin Keane has sided with Birdcage and the Qatar Racing-owned filly might be able to win on her handicap debut, having shown a good level of ability on quick ground thus far. The next most valuable event, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race, is worth half the feature’s prize but is still well worth winning, with the Ado McGuinness-trained Bubbly Bellini looking to score a remarkable 17th career win. McGuinness has done an excellent job with the eight-year-old and while well beaten on his latest Curragh start, has already won four times this year and would have claims with an ease in ground conditions. Bubbly Bellini faces just five opponents with Jamesie now reverting to conditions company having failed on his latest four stakes efforts. The Dermot Weld-trained Alkasser has himself disappointed on his latest two handicap starts but does go well on a fast surface. The opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden over five furlongs is an interesting event, with both the Tommy Stack-trained Aspar and Michael O’Callaghan’s Moral High Ground bidding to recoup losses having both been well supported to win on debut recently. Aspar must give away weight but was second in a well-contested maiden at the Curragh in July, while Moral High Ground was third in the Curragh maiden won by impressive Smash Williams recently. Both should play leading roles and the Patrick Prendergast-trained Go Kart also showed ability when second on debut at Dundalk. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehab & River Center Holding Fundraiser to Benefit Alpena Charities

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMichelle Sobek, of Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehab, and The River Center joined WBKB News Early Mornings to talk about the organizations upcoming fundraiser that will be held this Friday at the Ramada Inn to benefit Alpena charities.The two organizations are trying to raise funds to help build the future home of the River Center, (a 2019) project where Sobek will have her animal education, and rehab facility located for the community to get involved and educated.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: charity, Fundraiser, Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehab, River CenterContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School’s Team 5505 Wins Traverse City’s Robotics TournamentNext Alpena County Library Celebrates National Library Week!last_img read more

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Matt Nagy dodges questions about Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence; status uncertain for Week 5

first_img Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video “He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information, Nagy stood firm. Related News The Bears are staying tight-lipped regarding Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence.The star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive less than one hour before Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and Chicago coach Matt Nagy didn’t reveal any new details on the situation Monday. Melvin Ingram injury update: Chargers defensive end (hamstring) could miss multiple weeks, report says Falcons, Eagles finalize trade to send Johnathan Cyprien to Atlanta Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.Despite Smith being deactivated, the Bears moved to 3-1 and kept pace with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago will face Oakland overseas at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 action. “Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Asked if Smith would play Sunday against the Raiders in London or even travel with the team overseas, Nagy reiterated the intimate nature of the situation once again.”It’s a personal issue,” he said. “It’s completely a personal issue. I’m not going to answer any more about it. That’s where it’s at right now. I understand where y’all are coming from. But I’m just out of respect for this right now, I just want to leave it at.”last_img read more

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Shock exit for Jamaican men in 4X100m at World Relays

first_img Jamaica was one of the top teams entering the meet. They won at the first meet in 2014 and were second in 2015 behind the United States. First-leg runner Clarke said the team was very disappointed. “We are disappointed because we came out with a lot of confidence and we really wanted to make it into the final,” Clarke said. “It is just of those things because in the relays, you have to carry the baton around and we failed to do so today.” Minzie labelled it a terrible mix-up. “I can’t blame anyone because it was just a terrible mix up on the third leg. We know that we would have won this race, but it wasn’t to be for us today.” Meanwhile, in the women’s 4×400 metres, Jamaica qualified for today’s final when they placed second to Poland in the third and final heat. Jamaica clocked a season’s best 3:29.93 with Poland winning in 3:29.42. The United States clocked the fastest time, 3:29.27, in winning heat one. The Jamaican team in running order was Christine Day, Janieve Russell, Dawnalee Loney and team captain Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby. NASSAU, Bahamas: Jamaica, one of the hot pre-meet favourites for the men’s 4×100 metres, suffered a shock exit from the event at the IAAF-BTC World Relays in the Bahamas last night. A terrible mix-up on the second leg between incoming runner Kemar Bailey-Coley and Jevaughn Minzie ended with the baton falling in heat one of the event. The Jamaican quartet got off to a brilliant start when Everton Clarke outsprinted his rivals to hand over to Bailey-Cole. However, Bailey-Cole failed to connect with third man Minzie and the baton fell to the blue track, stunning the many Jamaican fans in the stands. The event was won by the Netherlands in 38.71 ahead of the Republic of China (38.97) and Australia (39.09). TOP TEAMlast_img read more

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Is this a case of Animal Farm?

first_imgDear Editor,It must be queried — in the matter of the hush-hush and secret review which was never made public until now — of a two-decades-old decision by a former government agency involving two former employees: Was the matter not referred to the court system, where others have had to go for perceived injustice?Is this a case of Animal Farm?Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

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African-Americans, Koreans try to heal deep wounds

first_imgThe 350 marchers who made the recent 1.4-mile trek down Wilshire Boulevard from Koreatown to MacArthur Park made up in symbolism what they lacked in numbers. Actor Danny Glover and civil-rights attorney Connie Rice marched alongside Korean merchants and churchgoers, Los Angeles Police Department officers and activists from Homies Unidos. African-Americans, Koreans, whites and Latinos sought to underscore an ethnic unity they hope marks a dramatic change since the 1992 riots that destroyed 2,000 Korean businesses and exposed wide rifts between Koreans and other minority groups. The march meant to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the riots suddenly served as a memorial for the 32 Virginia Tech students killed April 16 by Korean student Seung-hui Cho, creating fears of a racist backlash among Korean-Americans. “The Korean-American community is really concerned,” said Kyeyoung Park, an associate professor of anthropology and member of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Particularly here, where the Korean-American was scapegoated in 1992 civil unrest.” Fifteen years ago, Korean merchants, especially those working in South Los Angeles, became the target of black rioters in what Koreans came to know as “sa-i-gu,” which translates to April 29. “People think the riots were only about Rodney King, but it was more than Rodney King,” said Chester Tate, an African-American who lives near the intersection of Florence and Normandie, the flashpoint for the four days of violence. “It was also over incidents like the Latasha Harlins killing over a bottle of juice.” Latasha was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was fatally shot on March 16, 1991, by Soon Ja Du, a Korean-American store owner in South Los Angeles. A security camera captured images of the teen putting a $1.79 bottle of orange juice into her backpack. Du apparently saw this but did not notice that the girl had then approached the store counter with money in her hand. African-Americans and Koreans now say there has been noticeable improvement in relations between the two groups in the past 15 years – progress that was emphasized by last week’s march. “There is still deep pain,” says Lee Jung-Hui, whose son, Edward, tried to protect Koreatown merchants but was killed when one of them mistook him for a looter and shot him. “But we all must learn to forgive one another and change the world for the better.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761160Want 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

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