Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming, the 9-2 joint favourite, has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Pletcher,  covered the 1 1/4-mile track in 2:03.59.  The other joint favourite, Irish War Cry, ridden by Jamaica-born jockey Rajiv Maragh, placed 10th.last_img

Northern High School Rodeo has good start to Spring season

first_imgKosick says the weather was good and all participants in the rodeo did well.“It was really good. The weather held up, it was a little chilly, but it was good as everyone did really well.”Up next is an Indoor Rodeo in Chetwynd on April 27, followed by a Rodeo in Williams Lake on May 4. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern B.C. High School Rodeo held their Annual Gala on April 13 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.According to Angela Kosick, it was a great event as they were able to raise $29,000.“It went really well, we had lots of great donations. We had raised $29,000. We had a lot of great sponsors and donations from people, so it was good.”- Advertisement -The amount raised is up $4,000 more from last year’s amount of $25,000.This Gala is their most important fundraiser of the season and helps support the rodeos, Year-End Awards, and Scholarships for graduating members.The first Rodeo of the Spring season took place in Chetwynd on April 20.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC bought by politician

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12- Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC has finally found some new lease of life after being bought out by politician Francis Mureithi who contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections.In an affidavit seen by Capital Sport, the club’s patron Neel Shah who is one of the managers at the club’s previous owners Nakumatt Holdings has officially handed over the team to Mureithi with all its assets. “By a sale agreement dated 10th April 2018 Nakumatt was sold to Mr. Francis Mureithi for value with all its assets and liabilities duly transferred to Mr. Francis Mureithi,” the affidavit read in part.“That consequently, Mr. Francis Mureithi took over the ownership of the club and neither Nakumatt Holdings under Administration nor myself have any existing or future claims in respect of or against Nakumatt Football Club,” the affidavit continued to read in part.The club has been struggling to stay afloat and has just managed to survive in the league as all the players boycotted training for the better part of the season due to unpaid salaries and allowances.The lack of financial motivation has had an adverse effect on their performance and they have lost five matches on the trot. With new financial breath coming their way, the club will now fight its way to get off the relegation zone.They will be playing Kariobangi Sharks this weekend in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Atletico Madrid launch late bid for Liverpool-bound striker

first_imgAtletico Madrid are ready to challenge Liverpool in the race to land Belgian rookie Divock Origi.A move to Merseyside had seemed like a foregone conclusion for the Lille striker, who looked set to join Liverpool and then be loaned straight back for a season.But Origi has still not completed the deal and, according to Marca, could be offered a chance in Spanish football by La Liga champions Atletico.After selling Diego Costa to Chelsea, Atletico have already signed Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, but still want to sign further back-up options in attack.And 19-year-old Origi, who caught the eye for Belgium at the World Cup, is now on their radar with his Liverpool move still yet to be completed. 1 Divock Origi in action for Belgium last_img


first_imgFather and son Jimmy and Leigh Early with RNLI first aid instructor Trevor Stevens.Life for RNLI Lifeboat voluntary crew members doesn’t stop when they come ashore from a “shout”. Once the lifeboat is safely back at anchor, the crew then attend training which ensures that each crew member can carry on saving lives at sea.The Arranmore Lifeboat crew look upon their service as something that is constantly evolving and are currently attending a first aid course at the lifeboat station. Competence based training is an integral part of each crew members role in their life saving work on the lifeboats. Each crew member can avail of training in various disciplines including navigation, boat handling, communications and at present first aid.Arranmore Voluntary crew practicing their first aid skillsThe RNLI prides itself on providing the best possible training for each crew member and are continually engaged in research to provide best practice for saving lives at sea.Casualty care is a crucial link in the search and rescue (SAR) chain of survival that allows lifeboat crew members to save lives at sea. Having utilised their previously learned skills to save lives and rescue casualties at sea, continued training assists crew members to provide casualties with the best possible chance of survival, often in a hostile, unforgiven environment and many miles from professional hospital based care.Maritime SAR medicine is a specialist field and the RNLI has a bespoke course that prepares crew to manage any emergency encountered in the operational field of the RNLI. The first aid course being provided to RNLI crew members throughout the British Isles and Ireland at present is specifically designed to depart, as far as practical from the mainstream occupational first aid courses and focus on providing crew members with the maximum amount of knowledge to deal with emergencies at sea.The training has a hands on approach rather than complex theory or diagnosis and empowers crew members to confidently and competently treat casualties and this approach is reinforced by a unique treatment check card, which takes the guesswork out of treating casualtiesThe type of emergencies lifeboat crew deal with are, at a basic level, similar to emergencies one encounters on shore, can involve loss of limbs, burns, breathing difficulties and heart problems but are sometimes many miles from a mainland hospital and only the expertise of the lifeboat crew, without having to rely on memory, because of the card reference system operated by the RNLI, can mean the difference between life and death.The course is accredited by the RNLI Medical and Survival Committee, The Trauma and Critical Care Group and is approved by The Royal College of Surgeons and the Paramedic Department.The system itself is highly regarded by many other emergency services as it is being continually reassessed and upgraded. The course is delivered at a time and place, usually at the local lifeboat station, which is convenient to crew members and is the last of this course to be delivered prior to the next upgrade in January 2014.The new changes will include a portable stretcher which can be accommodated in the smaller class inshore lifeboats, the introduction of the use of drugs to alleviate breathing difficulties, the use of more user friendly check cards and the reassessment of the treatment of head injuries at sea.RNLI trainer Trevor Stevens, said “The training which crew members receive is specially designed so that each crew member is guided by the same protocols no matter where, within the spectrum of the RNLI, they operate. We are confident that our voluntary crew can competently deal with any emergency, large or small to a high standard and it is the aim of the RNLI to provide the best possible training to our voluntary crew.”DD FEATURE SPECIAL – LIFE WITH THE ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT CREW was last modified: October 21st, 2013 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:ARRANMORE LIFEBOATcrewtraininglast_img read more

‘Lost for words’ – Peter Schmeichel posts emotional tribute to son and his team-mates

first_img 1 Manchester United and Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel has posted an emotional tribute to his son Kasper and his international team-mates after their World Cup 2018 exit.The Danes lost 3-2 on penalties to a below-par Croatia side, who found their foes in formidable shape. Kasper Schmeichel was the hero for the Danish as he saved an extra-time penalty from Real Madrid star Luka Modric, and stopped two more in the ensuing shoot-out.In the end, he couldn’t stop Ivan Rakitic’s winning spot-kick, sending Denmark out of the competition.But legendary goalkeeper Peter told of his pride in not only his son but his team-mates who had given their all in their bid to reach the quarter-finals. Denmark star Kasper Schmeichel saves a penalty from Luka Modric in extra-time. Lost for words. Can’t be more proud of my country, my son, his teammates, all the staff and our fantastic national coach Åge Hareide. When all the tears have dried out we will realise how well we did #WorldCup— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) July 2, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more


first_imgPatrick is getting used to winning awards for his new salon!Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team triumphed in the National JCI Friendly Business Awards in Cork. Unsurprisingly the impressive salon and highly talented team have been acknowledged yet again for their salons client experience after only weeks since scooping the JCI regional award.Following the glamorous awards ceremony on Friday night Patrick expressed his delight at their success in the awards. The main salon floor in Patrick Gildea’s new hairdressing studio at the Riverside Retail Park.“We are absolutely thrilled to accept this National Award from the JCI, our client experience is something that we focus on improving every day and our salon interior and layout along with a talented team helps us to achieve this,” he said.Patrick’s vision for the customer was a salon focused on creating a truly unique hairdressing experience unrivalled in the North West, accompanied with affordable prices with an experience that is within everyone’s reach.Designed from an empty shell this salon has left nothing to chance with high ceilings to create a beautiful sense of space and a massive importance put on natural light from large glass windows, exquisite decor, amazing atmosphere, optional quiet room and a private room- the whole experience says sophistication.Commenting on their success Patrick added “ We as a team genuinely love coming to work every day and are delighted that our vision has been acknowledged by succeeding in this National award, we look forward to continuously enhance our customer experience through our determination in delivering excellent customer service every day”. A simple glance in the shop front of this luxurious yet welcoming salon highlights exactly why Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was successful in this award category. There is no other hairdressing establishment that provides such a beautiful environment for their customers and staff. It’s hard to believe that this space was once an empty shell it’s certainly not empty now…it’s absolutely buzzing and rightly so.For full information on all services check out GILDEA HAIRDRESSING SCOOPS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:awardletterkennyPatrick Gildea Hairdressing Salonlast_img read more


first_imgA dead sheep has been allowed to rot in a stream in Letterkenny for the past two weeks.The carcass of the dead sheep rots away in the stream.A member of the public contacted Donegal Daily to say they spotted the sheep dumped in the stream at the IDA Business Park on April 8th.However despite contacting the county council, the person claims the carcass of the dead animal is still there. The person, who asked not to be named, said the stream is often used by children to play in.“On the 8th April, I called the County Council to report a dead sheep being dumped in a stream in the IDA Business Park in Letterkenny. “A council person took my report & assured me that the report would be given to the Litter Warden and I would be contacted as to the location of this carcass.“As of today (23rd April), the sheep carcass is still in the upper part of the stream in the Business Park. I made another call to the County Council office this morning and an official assured me again that someone would be in contact with me. I am still waiting,” claimed the person.Donegal Daily has passed on the person’s complaint to Donegal County Council and we are awaiting a reply.   SHOCK AS SHEEP ALLOWED TO ROT IN STREAM FOR TWO WEEKS was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 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:carcassdonegalDonegal County Councilrotsheeplast_img read more


first_imgA busy Letterkenny cafe is seeking to appoint a manager.The ideal candidate should have at least three years experience in the catering or restaurant business.An excellent remuneration package awaits the ideal candidate. Please apply by sending your CV to closing date for CVs is next Friday, April 17th.JOB VACANCY: BUSY CAFE SEEKS MANAGER was last modified: April 13th, 2015 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:CafédonegalJob Vacancyletterkennylast_img read more

Brand South Africa takes agenda to build competitiveness to Mpumalanga

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 16 September 2015 – Brand South Africa will on Thursday 17 September 2015 bring the country’s agenda of building competitiveness, pride and patriotism, to the province of Mpumalanga during a one-day workshop at the Mecure Nelspruit Hotel, in Nelspruit.This is in line with Brand South Africa’s agenda to encourage all South Africans to play their part in building South Africa as a globally competitive destination for investment, tourism and skills.Provinces and cities are crucial to the positive positioning of South Africa because they cumulatively contribute to perceptions about the country.These are the perceptions that drive the country’s reputation.Building positive perceptions about South Africa requires all citizens to have hands on deck and Brand South Africa is happy to host representatives of business, government and civil society at the workshop.The inputs from the workshop will contribute to Brand South Africa’s efforts to position the country as a competitive investment destination.Media are invited to attend the workshop. The details are as follows:Date: Thursday 17 September 2015Time: 08h30Venue: Mecure Nelspruit Hotel, Cnr. N4 & Graniet Street, NelspruitEnquiries/RVSP: Manusha Pillai on or SMS to 082 389 3587Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more