Artists to take over Limerick park kiosk

first_imgNewsLocal NewsArtists to take over Limerick park kioskBy Editor – November 12, 2014 1313 WhatsApp Carl Doran and Norma Lowney at the People’s Park kioskOVER the coming months, the kiosk at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of multidisciplinary residencies.As part of the Limerick City of Culture programme, artists were asked to respond to a simple question:  “What would you do if you could have The Park Kiosk for a month?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first project in the Park Kiosk from November 17 is ‘Dog Tales’ by Carl Doran and it should prove of special interest to the city’s dog-owners.Carl explained, “I am inviting dog-owners to drop in for a short chat about their dogs. There will be tea and coffee available, a comfortable space for the dog and possibly some doggy treats too!”Carl will then photograph and draw the dog and during his final week in the kiosk he will make artwork for each dog/owner. The project will conclude with presentations, a reception for dogs/owners and a group dog walk.The kiosk has been in its city centre location since the mid-19th century and witnessed 150 years of changes within the city, until the last JR ice pop was sold in the late 1980’s.Each month will offer a new experience, as artists present work made specifically for this iconic building on the southern side of The People’s Park.The kiosk’s interior will be transformed into a green building promoting Limerick as an environmentally friendly and ecologically rich city as part of a project by artist Mary Conroy“I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to work in this little piece of history in the beautiful People’s Park. I’m looking forward to creating something new through a collaborative process”, she said.The artists have all approached the possibility of re-opening the kiosk in different ways. Some see it as a studio, a theatre, community centre and of course a shop. Each month the kiosk, its history and how it relates to The People’s Park and the city will be explored through different media and art forms.Norma Lowney’s project ‘The Theatre Shop’ will  transform the kiosk into a performance space. Norma will develop a piece of theatre based of shared memories of the kiosk, the People’s Park and of Limerick City of Culture to be performed in the kiosk in the run up to Christmas.For opening times visit TAGSCarl DoranCity of Culturefeaturedfull-imagelimerickMary ConroyNorma LowneyPark KioskPeople’s Park WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick welcomes Andrew Stanley unrobedNext articlePensioners arrested in CIRA probe Editor Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisementcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more


first_imgIn the past 25 years, the face of retailing across this country has changed completely. In have come the big supermarkets and out have gone the local community shops – bakers often being a typical example. And I see nothing in the preliminary report from the Competition Commission that will change anything one iota (pg 8).It says issues brought to its attention include the character of town centres and high streets and while farmers sometimes may get a raw deal, suppliers, it thinks, are faring OK.No threats or promises though. No recipe for change yet. Plant bakers and ingredient suppliers may have fewer small customers but the best of them also have much larger customers in the supermarkets and are grateful for that. So overall, it’s rather bland.Of more interest is the Sustainable Communities Bill, sponsored by Conservative MP Nick Hurd, which has cross-party support. By its existence, it recognises that something needs to be done. It says local shopkeepers should be among those who have a say in planning, parking and, let’s hope one day, in fair business rates. Furthermore, it specifically recognises the value of local food traders because anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that shoppers follow food.That guardian of local bakery traders, the National Association of Master Bakers (NA), has found that it is time for tough decisions at the top. Recently appointed CEO Gill Brooks Lonican has decided to close the training section of the NA, which has lost a considerable amount of money over the years. Our columnist and past president Tony Phillips has been against the way it was run from day one, despite the talent of its assessors. His views have been vindicated and Gill Brooks Lonican has shown the common sense and courage needed by a new CEO (pg 6). This bodes well for the association.Meanwhile, organic wheat prices are at an historic high (pg 4). There is a global shortage of organic wheat and there is no good news on the horizon. But as we went to press the great news is that the national media is full of stories about how wholemeal bread and a high-fibre diet can help prevent breast cancer in pre-menopausal women. Let’s hope sales of added-value wholemeal simply soar!last_img read more

New $50 Billion Development Bank’s First Investment Comes Online: A Solar Project in Shanghai

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:In 2015, the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—set up a jointly funded alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, calling it the New Development Bank. This past weekend, they watched as the first project it financed began operations.Symbolically, the project involves solar energy, generating power from distributed rooftop installations in the Lingang industrial area of Shanghai. That’s in line with one of the bank’s founding goals: to finance sustainable development projects in the BRICS and other emerging markets.Based in Shanghai, the NDB was established with an initial subscribed capital of $50 billion, distributed equally among BRICS members. So far it’s approved about a dozen projects.The Lingang project was made possible by an NDB loan for 525 million yuan (about $80 million). Today it’s just getting started, with only a fraction of the eventual 100 megawatts of capacity going online Saturday (Sept. 2). When complete—in less than three years, if all goes to plan—it could reduce greenhouse emissions by up to 120,000 metric tons (132,277 tons), according to Xinhua (link in Chinese). The solar installations will be distributed over 1.5 sq km (.58 sq miles) of rooftops.The project meshes with China’s ambition to dominate in renewable-energy technologies, and to address the problem of its smog-filled skies. China is the world’s largest market for solar panels (measured by the number of panels), and it’s home to the world’s biggest floating solar farm.The first BRICS bank project to be up and running is, symbolically, a renewable energy plant New $50 Billion Development Bank’s First Investment Comes Online: A Solar Project in Shanghailast_img read more

Liverpool’s Suarez to talk to Arsenal

first_imgLuis Suarez will be allowed to hold talks with Arsenal but Liverpool have no intention of selling their striker until his £50m-plus valuation is met.Arsenal’s club-record bid of £40m plus £1 was firmly rejected by Liverpool but Suarez now wants to hold talks with the north London club.The approach triggered a clause in his contract that means he has been told of the bid and can now talk to Arsenal.But Liverpool will not sell him until Arsenal up their offer significantly.On Wednesday Suarez made his first appearance for Liverpool since his infamous bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s arm last season, coming off the bench in an 18-minute cameo during the Premier League club’s 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory at the MCG.With Liverpool 1-0 up, the Uruguayan laid on the Reds second for new signing Iago Aspas late in the match.After the game Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said: “There’s nothing new to report, he [Suarez] is very much a Liverpool player and over the course of the next couple of weeks we’ve got to get him up to speed.” Rodgers did, however, remind Suarez of the debt he feels the player owes the Liverpool fans who have stood by him after two seasons of controversy.“The support he has received from the supporters and the people of the city of Liverpool has been unrivalled,” Rodgers added.“In this period of time he’s missed a lot of games for the club through various reasons. The people have stood by him like a son and really looked after him. Whatever happens in the coming weeks that will be in his mind because it’s something you can never forget.”Liverpool have now turned down two offers from the Gunners, who are keen to boost their attacking options, while Real Madrid, now managed by Carlo Ancelotti, also remain interested in the player but have yet to make a formal offer.Following Arsenal’s most recent approach, a post on Liverpool owner John Henry’s Twitter page read: “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”It is unclear whether Henry is talking about Arsenal’s attempts to sign Suarez or their valuation of the player. While Liverpool remain determined to keep Suarez, who scored 30 goals for the club in 44 appearances last season, their resolve is likely to be tested if the bids continue to rise. Should Arsenal persist and have an improved bid accepted, it would more than double their previous highest initial outlay on a transfer.The Gunners, whose first offer for Suarez was £30m, paid £17.5m to Sevilla for Jose Antonio Reyes in 2004.Suarez wants to leave Anfield to play for a Champions League club despite only signing a new long-term deal last summer.Speculation has grown about Suarez’s future since he was punished with a 10-game ban at the end of April for biting Ivanovic.The striker still has to serve six games of that suspension and was also banned in 2011 after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. Suarez joined Liverpool from Ajax in January 2011 in a £22.7m deal.last_img read more

County champions line up for Woodhall Spa weekend

first_img8 Sep 2013 County champions line up for Woodhall Spa weekend The champions from every English county will descend on England Golf’s headquarters at Woodhall Spa this weekend (14th – 15th September) for their respective national champions event, boys, men and seniors, over the testing Hotchkin Course. All three championships are over 36 holes, the boys on Saturday, the men on Sunday while the seniors play one round on each day. The Boys’ event, which kicks off proceedings on Saturday morning, includes two players involved for England in the recent Boys Home Internationals, Adam Chapman (Windermere, Cumbria) and Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire IoW &CI). Chapman (Image © Leaderboard Photography), the Cumbrian boys’ champion, made his England debut in this year’s European Boys Team Championships. He also finished runner-up in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was joint third in the McEvoy Trophy. Ellis was English champion in 2012 which earned him selection for last year’s Home Internationals. He earned his first boys cap in this year’s European Boys Team Championships and was runner-up in the Michel Carlhian Trophy in France, second in the Hampshire Hog and third in the McEvoy Trophy.   Also in the field of 31 boys county champions is Herman Loubser (Mount Murray, Isle of Man) who finished equal fourth in the English Boys under 14 Championship for the Reid Trophy while he made his England debut in the under 16 international with Spain and also played against Wales. Others competing include Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred, Essex), the English Schools under 16 champion, and three more under 16 caps, Lewis George (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Harry Hall (West Cornwall) and Christopher Handy (South Moor, Co Durham). The 32-strong field for the men’s event includes John Longcake (Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria), three times a winner of the English Mid Amateur Championship for the Logan Trophy, who will look to improve on his runner-up spot in the County Champions event in 2008. He faces strong opposition from the likes of Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), the Lancashire champion and boys champion and a boy international, who is flying back from representing England in the Canadian International Junior Challenge to compete, and the vastly experienced David Gibson (Cosby, Leicestershire & Rutland), a stalwart of golf in his county. Another challenger could be Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex), another boy cap and runner-up in the Boys under 18 Championship last year, and Kevin Moore (Douglas, Isle of Man), a former member of the England Youth squad and sixth in this event in 2004.   The Seniors’ field of 33 includes several internationals, including the current English and Scottish Seniors Open champion Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), who knows the Hotchin Course well as he is the Golf Manager at Woodhall Spa. Latham won the English title at Bristol & Clifton just three weeks after turning 55. He also won the Scottish Seniors Open and Lincolnshire Senior titles and was duly called up to represent England in the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary.  Other internationals in the seniors event include Latham’s England team-mate Charles Banks (Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire) and past Seniors champion Chris Reynolds (Littlestone, Kent). The international theme continues with Welsh senior caps John Whitcutt (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset) and Basil Griffiths (Llanymynech, Shropshire & Herefordshire).last_img read more

Finally… Steelers win a game

first_imgANTONIO BROWN—Another big gameWell, it finally happened. It had to happen eventually. The Steelers finally won their first game of the season with a 19-6 victory over the New York Jets, 3-3.The Steelers looked impressive on both offense and defense, something they haven’t done all season, against the up and down Jets. Now they face the up and down Baltimore Ravens, 3-3, at home. The Ravens are coming off a 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.The Steelers win leaves only three teams without a victory; the Jacksonville Jaguars, 0-6; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 0-5; and the New York Giants, 0-6.After losing several players off last year’s Super Bowl winners, the Ravens have looked like an average team this season and their 3-3 record tells the story. Quarterback Joe Flacco, who was supposed to have moved into the class with the super quarterbacks by leading the Ravens to the promised land last season has looked average this season. And even though every expert says that when Ray Rice carries the ball 20 or more times they win, for some reason he only carried the ball 14 times against the Packers for 34 yards and of course they lost.Flacco was 20 of 34 for 342 yards but with no ground game it wasn’t enough to beat the Packers, even though their defense held Aaron Rodgers pretty much in check, allowing only 19 points by the high scoring Packers.  The Ravens defense even without Ray Lewis has been impressive this season, but the offense has been inconsistent, while they try to find receivers to step up to replace Anquan Boldin who they traded to the San Francisco 49ers.With both Baltimore and the Cleveland Browns losing, the Steelers could put themselves right back in the race with a win over the Ravens this Sunday and the Oakland Raiders, 2-4, the following week in Oakland. The Raiders are coming off a very unimpressive 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. But a win in New England against the Patriots, 5-1, will be a much tougher task.  The Patriots looked very impressive with a come from behind 30-27 victory over the then undefeated New Orleans Saints.In the AFC North the Browns lost to the Detroit Lions, 31-17, and the Cincinnati Bengals gave up a big lead but held on to beat the Buffalo Bills in overtime 27-24 to move to the top of the division at 4-2.Even though the Steelers beat the Jets pretty easily it was more the lack of talent by the Jets than the Steelers being impressive. The offense only scored 19 points, but New York does have a solid defense. Ben Roethlisberger was 23 of 30 for 264 yards and a 55 yard touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders and Le’Veon Bell had just 34 yards on 16 carries. Antonio Brown had another impressive outing with 88 yards on 9 catches and Heath Miller had his best game with 84 yards on 6 catches and Sanders had 70 yards on 3 catches.One thing noticeable was that Roethlisberger protected the ball in the pocket much better in this game with two hands to avoid a turnover.On defense the two rookie linebackers, Jarvis Jones and Vince Williams looked very impressive.  Cameron Heyward replaced Ziggy Hood at nose tackle and played very well. But whether he will remain in the starting lineup remains to be seen. Hood saw a lot of action.The Steelers picked off two interceptions moving them off the list as the only team without an interception in the league. Your comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more


first_imgWIN MACHINE ALERT BAY INVADES FOR CRYSTAL WATERAlert Bay, winning at nearly a 50 percent clip in a career of 26 races, hopes to enhance his record in Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses, this at a mile on turf for four-year-olds and up.A five-year-old gelded son of City Zip owned by Peter Redekop of Richmond, British Columbia, Alert Bay has been a virtual win machine, capturing 12 of 26 starts, with six seconds and two thirds, earning $1,098,815.“He’s training fine and doing well, and he ships pretty good,” said Bay Area-based Blaine Wright, who bought his first horse when he was 18, learned the ropes under his father, Richard, and has been training on his own since 2006. “We’ve been lucky in spacing out his races,” Wright said.Alert Bay is tough to beat once he gets on a roll. He already has separate win streaks of three, five and two, and would start another one if he wins the Crystal Water.Should that be the case, and should Alert Bay remain healthy, Wright plans to keep the old warrior going, although he doesn’t waste time or effort winning by large margins. Six of his victories have come by less than a length, including the Grade III San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields last out on April 30, when he arrived at the wire first by a neck. Four wins have come at Santa Anita, all on the grass and three at one mile.“We’ll try to keep him going,” Wright said, “but it’s one race at a time.”The field for the Crystal Water, race two of 11 with a first post time of 12 noon: Poshky, Fernando Perez, 10-1: Zinvor, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Boozer, Edwin Maldonado, 5-2; Alert Bay, Tyler Baze, 9-5; and Spirit Rules, Iggy Puglisi, 6-1. Martin Pedroza56851014%41%$282,280 Patrick Gallagher1841022%28%$118,875 STEVENS COMING BACK AT SANTA ANITA TO RIDE FULL TIMEHall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Gary Stevens has altered his itinerary and will return from Kentucky where he currently is plying his trade at Churchill Downs to ride full time at Santa Anita starting June 23 and continue through the end of the Spring Meet on July 10, his agent, Mike Ciani, reported late Friday morning.“After Santa Anita, he will ride at Del Mar,” said Ciani, who was engaged by Stevens after he parted company with long-time agent Craig O’Bryan earlier this week.Last Friday, Stevens said he would ride in Kentucky until Del Mar opened on July 15.Stevens is scheduled to ride Kobe’s Back for trainer Peter Eurton in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita on June 25. Martin Garcia5374913%38%$419,920 James Cassidy2553220%40%$313,400 Edwin Maldonado10318161317%46%$717,176 Simon Callaghan2142219%38%$221,790 Joseph Talamo7513131217%51%$734,723 Tyler Baze11121182019%53%$1,009,646 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Bob Baffert2545216%44%$218,180 Mike Puype3373321%39%$228,495 Peter Miller39511413%51%$238,150 TRAINER HAS THE ‘WRIGHT STUFF’ IN CRYSTAL WATERCLOCKER LIKES EXAGGERATOR IN BELMONT TRIFECTASTEVENS RETURNS FULL TIME AT SANTA ANITA JUNE 23 DERBY KING NYQUIST BACK ON TRACK AT SANTA ANITATRAINER ROSEMARY TRELA A WINNER ON TWO FRONTS Steven Miyadi1543027%47%$123,385 Doug O’Neill49510910%49%$432,018 NYQUIST GALLOPS ON SANTA ANITA’S MAIN TRACKKentucky Derby hero Nyquist, who returned to Santa Anita from Baltimore late Sunday, looked every bit a champion as he toured Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday morning around 7:15 a.m. under exercise rider Jonny Garcia.“He jogged an easy mile and galloped a mile and a half,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the two-year-old champion male of 2015 for Paul and Zillah Reddam.“It’s great to have him back galloping.”Nyquist, who suffered his first defeat when Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator won the Preakness Stakes on May 21, will miss tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes in which Exaggerator is favored after recovering from an elevated white blood cell count. Tiago Pereira65510128%42%$249,022 Fernando Perez5366311%28%$242,653 Richard Mandella2674527%62%$612,055 Jerry Hollendorfer49841116%47%$586,755 Mark Glatt4269814%55%$264,781 (Current Through Thursday, June 9) Mike Smith2455021%42%$373,666 Chad Lindsay3754514%38%$114,695 Victor Espinoza3445812%50%$359,025 Brandon Boulanger3141313%26%$99,150 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano10024191724%60%$1,420,185 Hector O. Palma1543027%47%$77,525 Flavien Prat802591131%56%$1,251,076 TRELA OVERCOMES ANEURISM, SADDLES BACK-TO-BACK WINNERS            Exactly six months after suffering a near-fatal brain aneurism at her San Luis Rey Downs barn on Dec. 9, trainer Rosemary Trela saddled back-to-back winners Thursday, with come-backing Jan’s Spirit taking the fifth race at $21.60 and veteran mare Fast Magoo winning the sixth at $7.Idle since running third for a $16,000 claiming tag on July 26 at Del Mar, Jan’s Spirit, who is owned by Kenny Stufflebeam, made her first start for Trela yesterday and responded with a 1 ¾ length win for a $25,000 tag under Brandon Boulanger.In race six, Fast Magoo, a five-year-old mare whom Trela claimed two starts back when sixth, beaten 19 ¾ lengths for $8,000, made short work of a like group, winning by 5 ½ lengths under Alonso Quinonez.“It felt great to win those races yesterday,” said Trela, who currently has six horses in training. “It takes all the pressure off. My horses have been running well. But we had six starts, three seconds and a third–no wins. I’ve got a wonderful groom and a wonderful exercise rider.”Trela also was quick to credit the varied options that San Luis Rey Downs affords horsemen.“I couldn’t have gotten Jan’s Spirit back to the races without the swimming pool here,” she said. “She’s been swimming three days a week and that’s been a godsend.”Joe Schneider, who owns Fast Magoo in partnership with Trela and Stufflebeam, cited Trela’s horsemanship and the overall environment at San Luis Rey Downs as key factors in yesterday’s “double.”“The amount of time she takes with each horse and her attention to detail is second to none,” said Schneider, who in addition to Fast Magoo, owns two other horses with Trela.“Rosemary knows every inch of every horse she’s got. San Luis Rey Downs gives her a lot of options. She’s able to swim some horses and they have a round pen as well as some arenas. The track itself is fantastic.“She’s also got a small lay-up facility where she and her husband live and Fast Magoo, for instance, goes there regularly to roll and just get some sun on her back. Rosemary switches things up and keeps her horses happy.”Quinonez, who rides most of Trela’s horses in the afternoon, including her leading money earner, Dragon Flower, was predictably complimentary this morning at Clockers’ Corner.“She’s helped me a lot,” he said. “She’s a good person, a great trainer and when she puts me on a horse, it always looks good.” Peter Eurton2572328%48%$280,190 Mario Gutierrez4049110%35%$389,025 Brayan Pena4144710%37%$104,240 CLOCKER HAS HIS BELMONT TRIFECTAPrivate clocker Gary Young likes favored Exaggerator in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, but if someone upsets the Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner in the final leg of the Triple Crown at a mile and a half, he says it likely would be Suddenbreakingnews or Creator.“Does Exaggerator run OK in the mud and does he get the pace scenarios, yeah. Do I think he’s the best horse, yeah,” Young said. “But based on when I was timing horses for the Kentucky Derby, if you ask me for two horses to beat him, it would be Suddenbreakingnews and Creator.“Suddenbreakingnews is built and strides like a mile and a half horse, although it’s a matter of record that deep closers don’t necessarily fare too well in the Belmont.“Although there weren’t that many horses with serious trouble in the Derby this year, the one that had the most was Creator. He had a ton of trouble when there was the one chain reaction between the 2 ½ and the quarter pole.“If I had to pick the winner I’d pick Exaggerator, but from a value standpoint, Creator and Suddenbreakingnews are the other two horses I’d mention.”Post time for the Belmont is 3:37 p.m. Pacific Time. NBC’s telecast of the Belmont will start at 2 p.m. Pacific. Post time for the first of 11 live races at Santa Anita Saturday is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 8 a.m. Richard Baltas3767616%51%$274,584 FINISH LINES: Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, ticketed for the Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30, ponied on Santa Anita’s main track Friday. “This will be just be an easy week for her,” said Richard Mandella, who saddled the six-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes for her 10th Grade I win in Saturday’s Vanity Mile. “She was vaccinated after the race and ran through all that heat.” . . . Unbeaten champion Songbird, nominated to the Grade II Summertime Oaks to be run next Saturday, June 18, is scheduled to work seven furlongs Sunday after the first renovation break around 6:30 a.m. . . . Apprentice rider Jose Barnes suffered a bruised/ruptured left ear drum when his mount, Esmeralda Belle, stumbled at the start of Thursday’s fifth race and kicked him. CT scans were clean and there was no concussion. The South African native had no scheduled mounts today and was expected to ride Saturday when he is named on two horses. Esmeralda Belle was transported back to the barn of her trainer, Jorge Periban . . . Edwin Maldonado, fourth in Santa Anita’s Spring Meet standings with 18 wins, has been suspended three days (June 19, 23 and 24) for causing interference on Shysheisnot in Saturday’s fourth race, resulting in a disqualification of his mount from second to fourth . . . Despite the winners of race five and seven in Thursday’s Pick 6 races paying $21.60 and $22.40, respectively, there were three winning tickets worth $107,599.60 . . . Today’s Golden Pick 6 jackpot at Golden Gate Fields stands at a monumental $1,286,839. There will be a mandatory payout on closing day, Sunday. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler4684717%41%$572,750 Santiago Gonzalez10312161312%40%$647,752 Philip D’Amato631713527%56%$1,192,313 Ignacio Puglisi1941221%37%$115,313 -30-last_img read more

Track & Field Completes Action At The Holiday Inn Invite

first_img60-Meter Hurdles (Final)1. Mary Young, 8.496. Victoria Coombe, 9.11 60 Meters (Prelims)4. Mary Young, 7.8113. Mariah Crawford, 7.9616. Ebele Okoye, 8.07 400 Meters1. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.5011. Mariah Crawford, 59.5613. Ebele Okoye, 1:00.68 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams recorded more strong individual performances on Saturday during the final day of competition at the Holiday Inn Invite, hosted by the University of Nebraska. The men’s team was led by Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) with a third-place finish of 48.29 in the 400 meters. Van Leersum also ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs’ fifth-place 4×400-meter relay team that finished in 3:21.36. “Bas has been putting in some fast practice times and it’s great to see the results of that,” Bennett added. “He has some big goals, so we are just taking it week by week in order to hit those goals. We had a plan to come in and shoot for 48.5. So, for him to run 48.2 shows he’s ahead of schedule.”In the field events, Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) was just shy of his personal best in the triple jump with a fifth-place jump of 48-0.5. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) had similar success in the women’s triple jump by finishing third with a leap of 39-6. Complete Results (PDF) 4×400-Meter Relay5. Priebe, Barrow, Lombardi, Van Leersum, 3:21.36 The Bulldogs continue their indoor season on Jan. 20 at the Tiger Invite, hosted by the University of Missouri. 400 Meters3. Bas Van Leersum, 48.2924. Hudson Priebe, 53.08 Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters12. Demetrius Shelton, 7.0519. Deonne Witherspoon, 7.09 Distance Medley Relay4. Yeager, Cozine, Webb, Fischer, 10:15.41 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Final)4. Mary Young, 7.81 60-Meter Hurdles10. Dominic Lombardi, 8.5212. Hudson Priebe, 8.55 Triple Jump5. Johnathan Osifuye, 48-0.5  Distance Medley Relay8. Cole, Lang, Nicholson, Garcia, 13:03.59 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)1. Mary Young, 8.624. Victoria Coombe, 9.1728. Bryce Lang, 10.03 The Bulldogs got 10 top-five performances against a strong field that included competitors from the likes of Nebraska and Oklahoma State in their first competition since early December.”Coming off of a long winter break and having great performances at our December meet,” said co-interim head coach LaRon Bennett. “I was anxious to see where our fitness level was as a team and I was satisfied with how our team competed, especially our freshman. To come off a break and to have a big meet like Nebraska be your first meet back can be overwhelming, but the team showed great maturity in handling that pressure.”Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) and Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) led the women’s team with a pair of first-place finishes. Young equaled her personal best to win the 60-meter hurdles in 8.49 while Ahmed-Green won the 400 meters in 56.50. Young also finished fourth in the 60 meters in 7.81 while Ahmed-Green narrowly missed her person best in finishing third in the 200 meters in 25.14.”Mary started us off with a personal best in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters, then she followed that up with a 8.49 in the hurdles and really lead the way for the team this week,” Bennett said. “Rai also had a great showing in the 200 with her 25.14. She had some great practices this week, so it was great to see her hard work pay off.”In addition to their individual successes, Young and Ahmed-Green teamed up to lead off the Bulldogs’ second-place 4×400-meter relay that finished in 3:50.61, the seventh-fastest time in school history. Triple Jump3. Taryn Rolle, 39-6 200 Meters3. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.1418. Kaylen Rettig, 26.54 Story Links Shot Put10. Ryan Lemke, 41-8 600 Meters7. Meghan Kearney, 1:38.668. Kayla Guiliano, 1:39.17 200 Meters6. Caulin Graves, 22.18 4×400-Meter Relay2. Ahmed-Green, Young, Crawford, Okoye, 3:50.61  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

QPR v Wolves: Surprise changes for Rangers, Wolves man back

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesJack Robinson and Sandro are included in the QPR starting line-up for the game at Loftus Road.Rangers manager Ian Holloway did not expect Robinson to fully recover from a hamstring problem in time for the match, but he has been passed fit and plays instead of Jake Bidwell.And Sandro makes his first league start of the season, with Massimo Luongo recalled to the starting line-up following a recent illness.It means Jordan Cousins and Karl Henry drop to the bench.Wolves, meanwhile, have defender Danny Batth back from suspension as they look to end a run of nine Championship games without a win.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hall, Lynch; Perch, Sandro, Luongo, Robinson; Chery, Washington, Polter.Subs: Ingram, Bidwell, Cousins, Gladwin, Henry, Ngbakoto, Sylla.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more