Boston facing acid test

first_img Mullins told the Daily Mail: “Like Hurricane Fly last season, Boston Bob has never pleased me all year. “He’s improving all the time and doing all right but I just hope I’ve done enough with him early on in the season to take on the sort of horse he’ll meet in the RSA.” Willie Mullins has sounded a few warning notes on RSA Chase contender Boston Bob. Press Associationcenter_img The Graham Wylie-owned eight-year-old is unbeaten in two starts over fences – but has just those appearances under his belt since finishing second in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at last year’s Festival. His most recent run came in the Dr P.J Moriarty Chase at Leopardstown, where he finished best of all to snatch the spoils by a nose from Texas Jack. last_img read more

70 years ago, Paul Ybarra was part of D-Day – the largest seaborne invasion in history

first_img“Paul Ybarra of Wellington landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day as part of a reinforcement unit for the first waves that had taken heavy losses.He said that as they landed, they saw countless bodies either floating in the water or covering the entire beach. Mr. Ybarra said there was no time to stop because of the intense firepower by the Germans.A few days later, they met deadly fire from the enemy and, in the confusion, American planes accidentally killed most of the men in his unit.Because his unit was almost depleted, Mr. Ybarra served as the head scout, a position designed to draw fire from the enemy in order to pinpoint their location.Mr. Ybarra was seriously wounded and spent nearly a month in the hospital. For his actions, Mr. Ybarra won the Purple Heart with cluster, the Bronze Star with cluster, and the Gallantry in Battle Medal. After his recovery, he went back to the front lines and was wounded again while coming to the aid of a wounded comrade.He was sent back to the hospital for 30 more days. Mr. Ybarra also had two brothers who served in World War II, and he noted that his parents were extremely proud to have three silver stars posted on their window.In 1994, France presented Mr. Ybarra and other American veterans a medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.”Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If there is one person who best describes “Crusaders around the World”, it would be Paul Ybarra of Wellington, who participated in the D-Day arguably the most important battle of the 20th Century.Seventy years ago, the Allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.Paul Ybarra – a living D-Day vet from WellingtonIt was the largest seaborne invasion in history and one of the bloodiest. It was also the beginning of the European’s reclaiming of the German occupied Europe and the eventual Allied victory.Ybarra was one of 160,000 troops who crossed the English Channel on D-Day. He would survive that day and go on to raise four children while working for the Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years.The D-Day invasion took the lives of 4,400 Allied Troops including 2,499 American servicemen. Ybarra was one of the survivors – perhaps by the grace of God.Today, Ybarra is 89 years old and lives happily with his family.His grandson, Ricki Camargo describes the day his grandfather lived through on that fateful day at Omaha Beach:last_img read more

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES, TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW FOLLOWING BULLET SIX FURLONG MOVE ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgTwo-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, fresh off a bullet six furlong move under Gary Stevens Friday morning, walked the Richard Mandella shedrow with a rider up this morning at 7:30 a.m.  The 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare, who is scheduled to shoot for a record setting third consecutive win in the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes next Saturday, Sept. 26, was allowed to graze outdoors following her walk under the Mandella shed.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder, who comes of a record setting 8 ¼ length tally versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, is expected to face off against American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic if all goes well in the Zenyatta.Beholder Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34gGCVOamxw ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half.Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, American Pharoah has yet to breeze since the race as he’s pointed by Bob Baffert to his career finale–the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.American Pharoah Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtAmMX2relQlast_img read more

Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies

first_imgApproval has now been given to fill the vacant posts in Letterkenny University Hospital’s Pathology Department.Deputy Charlie McConlaogue had been making representations to the HSE & Minister for Health since it was revealed that the Pathology service would have to outsource some testing to private laboratories due to inadequate staffing.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Health Service management have confirmed with me that approval has now been given to fill the vacancies in the Pathology Department immediately. “As a panel for recruitment for these vacancies is in place, it is envisaged that the department will be back to normal capacity within the next four weeks.“The referral of tests to private laboratories will be phased out as vacant posts are filled.“This is welcome news but it is entirely regrettable that the situation arose in the first place and that public funds have been spent on private testing which could have been carried out in a fully staffed Pathology Department.”The Inishowen TD said this entire situation is a shocking indictment of this Government & HSE mismanagement of our health services. He added “Situations that can be avoided are not. All too often we see reaction to a crisis rather than proactively seeking to address the various issues in our frontline health services.“I will closely monitor the situation with regard to the recruitment of staff to the Pathology Department and do all I can to fight for additional resources for our local health services & hospital.”Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies was last modified: June 13th, 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:donegalluhpathologyVacancieslast_img read more

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Spurs rallied behind their usual formula of hounding defense and 3-point shooting.Davis Bertans hit three consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, tying it at 78 with 38 seconds remaining with his final 3 of the run. The 3-pointer also closed a 58-35 run after the Spurs trailed 43-20.The Thunder closed the first quarter on an 18-2 run. The Spurs had a season-low 15 points in the opening period.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City entered the game leading the league in steals (10.4) and opponent turnovers (19.0). The Thunder have never finished in the top five in either category since leaving Seattle. … Westbrook, Anthony and George have split game-high scoring honors throughout the season. George has led six times and Westbrook and Anthony have done so on five occasions each. … Nick Collinson did not play for the 14th time this season. The 15-year veteran played five minutes in his only appearance of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, who has not played this season, remained out with right quadriceps tendinopathy. There is no timeline on his return. … Tony Parker worked out with Spurs shooting guru Chip Engelland during morning workouts as he rehabilitates from quadriceps surgery. … Kyle Anderson stayed in the lineup after getting hit in the jaw while battling for a rebound under the Thunder’s basket with three minutes remaining in the game. … San Antonio’s previous low in the opening quarter was 17 points at Dallas on Nov. 14. UP NEXTThunder: Visit New Orleans on Monday night in their first game against the Pelicans after sweeping last season’s series.Spurs: Host Atlanta on Monday night before embarking on a two-game trip. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Aldridge put back of Green’s missed 3-pointer gave the Spurs a 102-99 lead with 24.2 seconds remaining.The Thunder missed two 3-pointers on the ensuing possession, but Carmelo Anthony tracked down a second offensive rebound and made a 25-footer with his foot on the 3-point line to cut the lead to 102-101.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGasol made two free throws, and Russell Westbrook stumbled to the court and threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt.Anthony had 20 points to lead the Thunder. Westbrook was held to 15 points after scoring 10 in the opening period. He was 5 for 22 from the field. Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan, right, reacts as San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-101. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Friday night.Danny Green added 17 points, and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

Rain or Shine dumps Magnolia for 3rd straight win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Raymond Almazan vs Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine raced to the top four of the standings after brushing off league-leader Magnolia, 101-95, in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Calasiao Sports Complex.The Elasto Painters are all alone at the no. 4 spot of with a 5-3 card while the Hotshots absorbed their second straight loss to drop to third seed at 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rain or Shine, which never trailed for the full 48 minutes, asserted its dominance as early as the second quarter going on a 16-4 run to end the first half with a 47-35 lead. Ed Daquioag gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead of the game at 21 points, 67-46, after he converted on a three-point play with 5:41 left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRaymond Almazan led Rain or Shine with 23 points, six rebounds, and three blocks while James Yap, one of biggest stars of the Magnolia franchise, added 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Elasto Painters.Gabe Norwood and Maverick Ahanmisi both had 12 points for Rain or Shine while also grabbing a combined 15 rebounds. View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Cobb stars as La Salle halts late UP rally to stay unbeaten John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Aldrech Ramos paced the Hotshots with 27 points. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

10 months ago​Arsenal midfielder Torreira overjoyed with Vieira chant

first_img​Arsenal midfielder Torreira overjoyed with Vieira chantby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has spoken about his delight at chants comparing him to Patrick Vieira.The Uruguayan has been a sensation in midfield for the Gunners, scoring important goals and providing a physical presence they have been missing for years.A recent chant from Gunners fans has compared him to legendary French midfielder Vieira.And Torreira could not be more pleased.”It’s incredible. Every time I hear it, I feel so proud,” the 22-year-old told Arsenal’s website. “It gives me a real energy boost and that strength to go after every ball.”I can only really say thank you to the fans. They’re incredible and fill out every stadium, whether it’s home or away.”They’re singing for the whole 90 minutes and that’s massive for the team because it makes us feel that we have their support.”When we’re out there playing, we want to do our best to entertain them.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde on beating Inter Milan: We must do better

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde on beating Inter Milan: We must do betterby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wasn’t pleased with their performance for the 2-1 win over Champions League opponents Inter Milan.Luis Suarez’s brace saw the hosts complete a second-half comeback after going behind to a Lautaro Martinez strike within the first two minutes.”[Lautaro’s goal] really put the game in their favour and strengthened their situation a lot,” Valverde said.”They’re a powerful team, they’re first in the Italian league [after] winning all their matches. They made our lives difficult, but we were better in the second half.”Barcelona struggled to create many chances in the first half but that changed during the second 45 minutes.”We needed to transform the match going forward,” Valverde noted.”We controlled the play with [Sergio] Busquets, Arthur [Melo], [Frenkie] De Jong, but we didn’t have any space to play.”We needed to be more of a threat in their area and be more decisive in the final third.”They kept us far away from their goal and we were able to come back.” last_img read more

18 days agoJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer window

first_imgJuventus striker Paulo Dybala: We said lot of wrong things during transfer windowby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala is adamant he’s happy he’s stayed with Juventus.The striker started and scored for Juve in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Inter Milan.And Dybala stated at the final whistle: “A kind of revenge for me? During the summer, everyone knew what I wanted. I’m happy to be here. “We said a lot of wrong things during the transfer window, but I stayed here, that’s what I wanted.”And today I played one of my best games.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img