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first_imgTRAINER GARY SHERLOCK SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 73 ON SUNDAY; VETERAN CONDITIONER ENJOYED SUCCESS WITH BOTH THOROUGHBREDS & QUARTER HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2019)–Veteran trainer Gary Sherlock, who would’ve turned 74 on Jan. 1, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Arcadia on Sunday following a lengthy bout with cancer.  The son of a jockey, William and racing official, Mary, Sherlock was born at 1:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1946 in San Francisco, and was thus celebrated as the first baby born in the City by the Bay that year.Raised in Pleasanton, CA, Sherlock was destined for a life on the racetrack and in addition to training, he also enjoyed success as an insurance agent, specializing in racetrack workers’ compensation policies for trainers and also as a bloodstock agent.A top trainer for many years with Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos, routinely finishing in the top five slots in the standings in the 1970s along with the likes of D. Wayne Lukas and Blane Schvaneveldt, Sherlock won high profile races such as the 1977 Los Alamitos Derby with Azure Three and the 1980 Doc Severinsen Handicap with American Jet.  Prior to switching to Thoroughbreds full time, he won 353 Quarter Horse races from 1966 to 1980.Known as a consistent developer of 2-year-olds, Sherlock enjoyed his greatest career success in 2008 with the 4-year-old filly Intangaroo, with whom he won three Grade I, seven furlong stakes, the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita on Feb. 2, the Humana Distaff on Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, at Churchill Downs, and the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 24, 2008.  (All three wins came in partnership with jockey Alonso Quinonez).Sherlock would go on to win the Santa Monica a second time, in 2016 with California-bred Lost Bus, who scored at odds of 64-1.  Owned and bred by Sherlock’s primary client, Terry Lovingier, Lost Bus, a 4-year-old daughter of Bring the Heat, paid $131.20 with Fernando Perez aboard.Sherlock would also experience the Triple Crown trail for the first time in 2016, as his speedy Uncle Lino, who was third in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby and a subsequent winner of the California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos, set the early pace prior to fading to seventh in the Grade I Preakness Stakes on May 21.Sherlock’s most recent “big horse” was Lovingier’s California-bred Show It N Moe It, a soon-to-be 5-year-old mare by Grace Upon Grace who to date, has earned $515,541 from an overall mark of 27-6-6-6.  A two-time stakes winner, Show It N Moe It’s most recent start came on Nov. 17 at Del Mar–a second place finish in the Betty Grable Stakes.A savvy handicapper who loved playing the races, Sherlock had great instincts which enabled him to enjoy a high degree of success over the long haul.Sherlock is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Brian and Michael (Mikey), who works as an assistant starter at Santa Anita, Del Mar and Los Alamitos, as well as two grandsons, Tanner and Luke.At his request, there will be no memorial services for Gary Sherlock.last_img read more


first_imgRepresentatives Sloh, Duncan and Kolleh are the latest batch of legislators who have turned their allegiance to the Coalition for Democratic Change-Three filled membership formsThere are talks of ongoing plans for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to offer and convert more political parties into its merger to maintain “power” for 24 years. But to create a “political base or grounds” and jerk the strategy, there is a massive recruitment of representatives and senators including senior citizens from the five southeastern counties as well as Bong, Montserrado and Nimba counties, respectively.This radical inkling would be a heavy blow for the main opposition party, the Unity Party, which is plagued by in-fighting and an exodus of party members.On Friday, July 13, the CDC voiced out its tactics, announcing that President George Weah “shall govern for 12 years,” and thereafter turnover the Presidency to another CDC’s candidate for another 12 years.The ruling coalition Chairman, Mulbah Morlu, said the “President will carefully guide the process of his successor.”Within seven months, five members of the House of Representatives have joined the CDC including the most recent, Representatives Jay Nagbe Sloh (Sinoe County District #2 – UP), Crayton Oldpa Duncan (Sinoe County District #1 – UP), and Joseph Papa Kolleh (Bong County District #7 – ALP) in a formal program held at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town.Earlier were Representatives J. Fonati Koffa (Grand Kru County District #2 – LP) and Matthew Zarzar (Sinoe County District #3 – UP). The total number of CDC-loyal Representatives in the Lower House reaches 25.Besides the CDC’s campaign for 24 years of rule,  there is also a strategic political realignment of the incumbent lawmakers to be reelected or seek the senatorial election, along with the 2020 Senatorial Elections and the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.Over the weekend, Rep. Sloh said they are breaking ranks with the UP to join the CDC to help make the party win and build the country.“We will recruit more representatives and our colleagues from the other side,” Rep. Sloh said.“We have also petitioned Senator Milton Teahjay to come back to the CDC.”Rep. Duncan said his joining is for the sake of the people of the country and infrastructure development, while Rep. Kolleh said his membership is “belated.”House Speaker Bhofal Chambers said he is confident that the President will improve the country.CDC‘s role in the exodusThere are unconfirmed reports that as part of the CDC’s strategy to maintain power for 24 years, the CDC will also instigate “buying” or “wooing” of opposition parties and shut-up critical voices.Political analysts believe that the CDC is aiming to dissolve opposition and merge parties, thereby taking advantage of opportunities for politicians who are looking for a new political home.The future of the oppositionThe trio political parties, the UP, the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the Liberty Party (LP) are said to be determined, but it is undeniable that the political shift in the country has begun in earnest as CDC prepares its campaign of power maintenance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgFor the 10 KM Race Female 20 to 39, Julianne Kucheran came in first at 45:53, Stephanie Baker with 49:05, and Tara Maddigan at 51:34.The full results can be found on strideandglide.ca.This year’s goal is to raise over $25,000 with net proceeds from this run going towards the Women’s Resource Society. Results for the amounts raised will be released later this week as final pledges are counted. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Rotary Club held their 2019 Mother’s Day Run on Mother’s Day, May 12, at the Surerus ball diamonds.Event Organizer, Sam Warren, says they saw a high turnout with 478 registered participants, adding that it was a beautiful day for the Run.“It was fabulous, one of our highest turnouts with 478 people registered.  Was a beautiful and sunny day couldn’t have asked for a better day.”- Advertisement -For the 5 KM Race Male 13 and under, Harvey Toews came in first with 22:33. Ryder Hunt came in second at 24:40 and Alexander Rugina in third with 24:41.For the 5 KM Race Female 13 and under, Chase Wiens came in first at 24:41, while Tegan Steckly came in second at 27:50, and Taylor Wiens in third with a time of 28:04.For the 10 KM Race Male 20 to 39, Colby Morris came in first with a time of 45:52. Isaac van Schaik came in second at 46:05, and Kyle Gardner in third with 46:12.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgVictoria Platzer, a grade 9 student from Fort St. John’s Bert Bowes Middle School, and Emily O’Reilly, a grade 12 student from Prince George’s College Heights Secondary School, will be accompanied by Fort St. John educator Darren Platzer during the February 4, 2015 – February 10, 2015 science fair.Platzer’s project entitled ‘Hey Aliens’ had her sift through hay from 22 farms in the North Peace region to obtain 5,568 “potential seeds” that she then photographed and planted. The result showed 628 of the “potential seeds” were invasive plant species, “all of which either cause pain to animals or have the potential to overtake the native plants.”Emily’s project entitled ‘Ancient Knowledge – Modern Approach’ had her remove cyanide from apricot kernels in order to determine the effects of the kernel extracts on bacterial infection. This is said to have demonstrated “compelling evidence for the controversial belief that there are one or more compounds in the apricot kernel that have specific antibacterial properties.”- Advertisement -The Taiwanese fair will have the students participating in cultural actives, composing a presentation for a group of judges, and being a part of a public exhibition of their work.Attendance by B.C. students at the Taiwan International Science Fair is part of an International Science Fair Exchange Program established by the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia.last_img read more


first_img Bastia midfielder Guillaume Gillet thought he scored Sometimes there can be nothing more embarrassing than celebrating too early. Just ask Bastia star Guillaume Gillet, who wheeled away in delight the moment the ball left his boot, only for Rennes’ goalkeeper Benoit Costil to pull off a wonderful save.The Belgian midfielder’s shot looked surely to nestle in the back of the net, only for Costil to tip it onto the bar and then clear the resulting follow-up. That didn’t stop Gillet from running off, only to realise his mistake. 1last_img read more


first_imgA young woman has appeared in court charged with thefts using a bank card.Alicia Shaw, with an address at 26 Mount St Josephs, Kingscourt in Cavan appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. She was charged with using a Bank of Ireland bank card belonging to Bridget Murphy in Buncrana on a number of occasions in Buncrana in 2014 and 2015.The 23 year old accused woman used the card on several occasions to withdraw cash sums from the card.She pleaded guilty to all charges.She was released on her own bail to appear again at the July sitting of the circuit court when she will be sentenced by Judge John Aylmer.Young woman admits using bank card to steal cash was last modified: February 20th, 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:Alisha Shawbanklink cardbuncranadonegaltheftlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal….are they tired? Former Dublin manager says they are..DON’T you just love pundits….Donegal have been written off (again) by one of RTÉ’s top pundits.Tommy Carr believes that the odds are stacked against Donegal in their quest to defeat Mayo in next Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final. And while the former Dublin player and manager was impressed with Donegal’s second-half showing that saw them comfortably beat Galway, the seven-day turnaround, he feels, will just be too much for Rory Gallagher’s side to cope with after what has been a tough campaign so far for the Ulster side.“I can’t see any way that Donegal can turn around in the space of a week and beat Mayo,” was Carr’s quite frank conclusion.“I don’t think they can recover physically and mentally to take on Mayo.”Carr says that Donegal are “a tired team” and their tendency to go long periods without scoring in games will ultimately be their undoing. Against Galway they went 24 minutes without a score.“Donegal have played Tyrone, Armagh, Derry, Monaghan and Galway – all tough games. They do look a tired team and those barren periods are becoming more regular. You won’t get away with that against a Mayo team who’s ticking at the scoreboard all the time,” he said.“It’s all stacked in Mayo’s favour.” RTÉ PUNDIT: DONEGAL ARE TIRED, MAYO WILL BEAT THEM was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:all-irelanddonegalMayoQuarter final.SFCtiredlast_img read more


first_img 3 Sturridge, who has played for Liverpool since 2013, was allegedly deemed not good enough for League One by Keegan Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Jiminez said: “The moment you questioned him he lost the plot. During that window we offered him the players that we were working on when we thought Harry Redknapp was coming as manager – Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Lassana Diarra – and he said none of them were good enough.“The other player we were really keen on was Daniel Sturridge. He said he’d had him as a kid at Man City and that he wasn’t good enough for League One.“He didn’t want Hatem Ben Arfa or Karim Benzema either. We asked Kevin for a list of players for every position, bearing in mind he had £25million to spend. Our list included Benzema and Ben Arfa, who were young players at Lyon, as well as Samir Nasri.“Kevin took one look and called them all chancers. His list was David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Ronaldinho, Kaka, among others. We added their transfer value up and it was £399m, plus £100m in wages.” 3 gameday cracker Kevin Keegan reportedly turned down the chance sign Daniel Sturridge and Karim Benzema during his second spell in charge of Newcastle.These are the words of former Magpies recruitment chief Tony Jiminez, who has been responding to huge claims made by Keegan’s autobiography. Most Popular Football News 3 tense The Newcastle supporters were certainly on Keegan’s side England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware SORRY Keegan made a number of damning claims about the Newcastle hierarchy in his autobiography center_img scrap Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF Jiminez went on to say that he had a difficult relationship with Keegan which allegedly started before the Liverpool and Magpies legend was even appointed Newcastle boss.He added: “Kevin was told at the interview that this is the job, these are the financial constraints – don’t take it if you don’t want it.“Go back to Glasgow and run your Soccer Circus rather than creating a circus in Newcastle, which is what he did. He just said ‘yes’ to get the job.“Kevin was a great player but lives in a time-warp. He played in an era when the top managers ran every aspect of football clubs and thinks his status in the game means he should have the same control. revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “He didn’t understand that it doesn’t work like that anymore. Perhaps God had given him so much talent in his feet that he’d taken something else away?”Keegan maintained ‘the truth is in the book’ when told about Jimenez’s claims. Keegan said Jimenez prevented the club from signing Luka Modric – who won the FIFA Best Men’s Player award this week – in 2008 as the Croatian was considered ‘too lightweight’ for the Premier League.Jiminez responded in an interview with The Times, claiming Newcastle turned down Modric as owner Mike Ashley was not willing to pay Dinamo Zagreb’s £16million asking price.He added that Keegan didn’t want to sign the likes of Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sturridge, Samir Nasri, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Lassana Diarra.Instead, the former England boss wanted the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Ronaldinho and Kaka to come to St James’s Park which would have made for a huge transfer value of £400m, according to Jiminez. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Still, online merchants have increased incentives in the final week to seal what they expect will be a strong season. This week, Bluefly.com, which sells discounted designer clothing, is offering an extra 20 percent off each day on different apparel, from sweaters to outerwear. Harryanddavid.com, a gourmet food retailer, is offering shoppers a deal to buy one item and get the second at half price. For the 39-day period that ended Dec. 9, nontravel spending online surged 23 percent to $12.75 billion from a year ago, according to comScore Networks Inc. That’s a bit below the Internet research company’s forecast for a 24 percent gain for the season, but comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said that this week – the busiest for online retailers – should make up for any shortfall. While the busiest day for online retailers last year was Dec. 14, Fulgoni expects it may be pushed this year to Thursday or Friday because of the increasing reliability of online retailers and shoppers’ confidence in them. According to the most recent data from Nielsen/NetRatings Inc., an Internet research firm, online shopping trips to more than 100 e-commerce sites shot up 33 percent from a year ago for the week that ended Dec. 4. Yahoo! Shopping reported Tuesday that traffic has increased from 45 percent to 55 percent since the day after Thanksgiving, beating expectations for growth of 25 percent to 30 percent. NEW YORK – Online retailers stepped up discounting ahead of the deadline this week for most free shipping of Christmas gifts with guarantee of standard delivery. But they’re not panicking. Overall, the holiday 2005 shopping season is shaping up well. Meanwhile, traditional store owners are waiting for the final shopping week before Christmas to see how their sales turn out. “This week, consumers can expect to be hearing from retailers reminding them of all the strong promotions that they are offering,” said Scott Silverman, executive director of Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation in Washington. Online retailers, though, are “going to be pleasantly surprised; the level of optimism is quite high,” he said. Because of a spike in gasoline prices, online retailers – like their counterparts in brick-and-mortar stores – jump-started the season with more generous bargains and free shipping than they offered a year ago. But their anxiety has receded along with the price of fuel in recent weeks. Shipping giants Memphis-based FedEx Corp. and Atlanta-based UPS Inc. have benefited from the popularity of online shopping, though there are no firm figures on how many of their packages are headed to online shoppers. On what is usually its busiest day of the year, FedEx delivered 8.5 million packages Monday, a 5 percent increase over the same day last year. Norm Black, spokesman at UPS, said the company is still projecting that it will carry more than 20 million packages on its peak day of Dec. 20. Last year, it projected it would carry about 20 million packages on its peak day, he said. Meanwhile, at brick-and-mortar stores, retailers face more modest gains. According to Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, sales in November and December for the 75 retailers he tracks will be up anywhere from 3 percent to 3.5 percent on the year. The tally is based on same-store sales or sales at stores open at least one year. While traditional stores depend on the final days before Christmas for sales, online retailers hope to extend their season as well, with many sweetening their shipping offers next week. Bluefly.com will be offering a free two-day delivery on items ordered from Thursday through next Wednesday. “We did it last year, but it was a smaller period,” said Melissa Payner, chief executive of Bluefly.com. Associated Press Writer Woody Baird in Memphis and Harry Weber in Atlanta contributed to this report. 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


first_imgThe popular farmer who was killed in a freak accident in Ballybofey yesterday has been named locally as Joseph (Josie) McDermott.A full investigation has been launched into the accident which killed the late Josie McDermott.Mr McDermott, 74, was killed after a car on which he was working collapsed on him at his farm in the townland of Glencovitt.It is understood Mr McDermott was found by one of his sons. His wife Ann and grown-up family are being consoled by the local community.The Health and Safety Authority have also been informed of the tragedy and are expected to launch a full investigation into the incident.Local county councillor Martin Harley, who knew Josie personally, said he was a “lovely man.”He also revealed how the late Mr McDermott had battled cancer for more than 20 years. “Josie was a lovely man and that’s all you can say about him.“He bravely battled cancer for up to 20 years and he never let it get to him.“The entire community is so saddened by his death and the unfortunate way he died,” said Cllr Harley.The late Mr McDermott and his family were looking forward to one of his sons’ wedding in July. TRIBUTES PAID TO BALLYBOFEY FARMER KILLED IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: May 1st, 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:Ballybofeycardeaddonegalfreak accidentGardaiJOSIE MCDERMOTTlast_img read more