Holcomb appointed to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

first_imgWashington D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced Gov. Eric J. Holcomb as one of the 25 members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.“Ensuring our country has a skilled and ready workforce is the defining issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste. I’m honored to be able to share Indiana’s story with the nation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “But for all our progress, we still have a long way to go. Cracking this code will demand the greatest focus and collaboration, and I am excited to join the nation’s top leaders in this endeavor.”Established by executive order, this board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its members to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.Read more from the U.S. Department of Commerce by clicking here.last_img read more

UCL: Messi nets 613th goal as Barca land in last 16

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Lionel Messi scored his 613th goal on his 700th appearance for Barcelona as the Spanish giants booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 27th minute when he latched onto a deft pass from Messi before the pair combined to double their advantage four minutes later.Messi set up Antoine Griezmann for the third goal in the 67th minute before Jadon Sancho fired home a late consolation in the 77th minute.Tags: BarcelonaLionel MessiLuis Suarezlast_img

Cricket News Hardik Pandya in line for selection, Virat Kohli aims series win against New Zealand

first_img New Delhi: On social media, the #10yearchallenge is trending on an everyday basis. People are posting about how they used to look 10 years ago as compared to the situation now. For Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team, they have their own #10yearchallenge. A win on Monday at the Bay Oval against New Zealand will give them first series win in the country since 2009. A series win will also be sweet revenge for the humiliation of 2014 in which they were hammered 0-4 in the five-match series. On the evidence of the performance in Napier and Mount Maunganui, India is like a well-oiled machine and it is going to take something special for New Zealand to stop Kohli’s side.Two complete performances in the series have made Kohli and the Indian cricket fans incredibly happy. The third match will be the last ODI game for Kohli before he is rested for the remainder of the tour as the BCCI look to keep Kohli fresh ahead of the home series against Australia, the IPL and importantly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in England. However, it is the likely inclusion of Hardik Pandya which will grab the most eyeballs.The Baroda all-rounder, who was suspended for a couple of weeks for his ‘outrageous’ comments on the show Koffee With Karan, is back and he could replace Vijay Shankar in the side. With Pandya’s inclusion, the balance of the Indian cricket team, something which was stressed by Shikhar Dhawan during the Australia series could well be restored. Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have been in brilliant form while Kohli and Ambati Rayudu have chipped in. MS Dhoni has been brilliant and also Kedar Jadhav. Pandya’s inclusion will strengthen both the batting and the bowling. highlights India last won an ODI series in New Zealand in 2009.India lost the ODI series in 2014 0-4.Hardik Pandya missed the Australia tour due to suspension by the BCCI. Kuldeep Yadav has been sensational, taking eight wickets in two games while Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been superb in the powerplay overs. With the two wristspinning options of Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal working well, India are not missing Jasprit Bumrah. A win for India could undo all the good work for New Zealand, who had built significant momentum heading into this massive series.No big scoresBefore this series, New Zealand had lost just one series at home in the last one year. They are all set to lose their second unless their batting turns the corner. Barring Kane Williamson, none of the other batsmen have stepped up and built upon their starts. Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor have thrown away their solid starts while Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have failed to get going in the powerplay.The bowling has been shored up by the impressive Lockie Ferguson but the inability of the rest of the bowling to make inroads has hurt Williamson’s side. New Zealand’s batsmen have plenty of work to do and they will need the middle order to chip in with a big contribution.SquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya               New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Micthell Santner, Tim Southee For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Former Nigeria International, Isaac Promise, Dies at 31

first_img“It’s with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac.“On behalf of the BOLD organisation; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death.”Promise was an unused substitute as USL Championship side secured a 2-1 away victory at Portland Timbers on Tuesday.He captained Nigeria to the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Cup held in Finland, as well as the 2005 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the Netherland where the Flying Eagles were runners-up to Argentina.At the 2008 Olympics, he played a key role in Nigeria’s silver finish in Beijing – scoring in the 2-1 triumph over USA in the preliminary round.Promise made his senior national team debut in 2009 before fading off the international radar after three games and one goal.Before his demise, he had several stints across Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker Isaac Promise has passed away at the age of 31.Austin Bold FC Chairman, Bobby Epstein, announced the passing of the played who died on Wednesday“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” wrote Epstein.last_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers seek victory on road versus Illinois

first_imgLooking to get back into the win column, the University of Wisconsin Women’s Basketball team (11-12, 2-7 Big Ten) eyes a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Illinois Fighting Illini (9-13, 1-10). As the bottom feeders of the Big Ten Conference, both teams have a chance to snatch a coveted conference win in Sunday’s matchup.The Illini’s lone Big Ten win came Jan. 6 against Minnesota. Since the victory, Illinois has dropped eight straight games just coming up short by an average of 12.6 points per game.The Badgers struggled to turn momentum from their exciting win against Nebraska into wins. But they have shown flashes of successes that give Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis hope to deliver some wins, especially after having extra rest this week.“[It’s] a chance for our kids to get away a little bit … so we can be most prepared to head into Illinois on Sunday,” Tsipis said in a news conference.Women’s basketball: Kelly Karlis nails game-winner as time expires to snap six-game losing streakOver 6,000 fans filed into the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon hoping to witness the end of a brutal six-game losing Read…The Illini’s two-headed offensive attack of Alex Wittinger and Brandi Beasley resembles the Badgers’ similar duo of Marsha Howard and Imani Lewis. Wittinger and Beasley score 15.2 and 11.8 points per game respectively. Containing senior Wittinger has been quite a challenge for the Badgers since her freshman year. In her four meetings with Wisconsin, Wittinger has reached at least 16 points in each contest.Wisconsin should be able to dominate the boards as Illinois ranks last in the Big Ten in rebounding during conference play. Wittinger is their leading rebounder with 7.9 rebounds a game. No other player averages more than four boards a game.If Wisconsin can bottle up Wittinger, their winning ways from the non-conference schedule should return.Wisconsin continues to lean on Howard as she leaves her last mark on the Wisconsin Women’s Basketball program. Men’s basketball: Red belt mentality inspires Badgers to second half season successOne of the big inspirations brought to the University of Wisconsin Men’s basketball (16-6, 8-3 Big Ten) team before the Read…Her previous game against Michigan was arguably the best of her career. Howard rattled off 30 points, snatched nine rebounds and went 11 for 15 from the free throw line — which has troubled her all year.Offense wasn’t the problem for the Badgers against Michigan as they eclipsed 70 points. But, the team needs contributions outside of Howard and Lewis in order to scratch across wins from pesky Big Ten teams.Another key focus for Wisconsin is limiting big runs and playing smart basketball on both ends of the court. Tsipis mentioned the team’s inability to perform on both sides of the ball.“We did a really good job on the glass, we took better care of the basketball, [but] we didn’t do the job on the other end,” Tsipis said.The Badgers will look to put together a more balanced attack and take down the Illini in Champaign, Illinois Sunday. The game will take place at 3 p.m. and can be watched on Big Ten Network Plus.last_img read more

Plan for the World Cup and beyond at Betting on Football 2018 #bofcon2018

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Share SBC Events has lined up a full day’s track dedicated to the FIFA World Cup at Betting on Football 2018 (20-23 March), as part of a comprehensive conference agenda ahead of next year’s tournament in Russia. Featuring eight main tracks and more than 40 sessions across Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March, #bofcon2018 will present over 150 experts from the betting and football arenas, spanning four rooms at Stamford Bridge, home of the reigning Premier League champions.‘Life beyond the bonus’ will kick off the World Cup and beyond track, with a discussion around marketing ahead of Russia 2018. Among the issues addressed will be the future of customer bonusing, particularly given the rise in bonus related disputes and the tightening of affiliate regulations.Held in the Drake Suite at Chelsea FC, the track will continue with a closer look at engaging football customers in a live environment, before analysing the scale of the World Cup opportunity for DFS, how to prevail in the ‘Facebook and Twitter battlegrounds’, how bookmakers can work with the sport to keep out the fixers, and the hidden benefits of sponsorship.On the same day, Betting on Football will once again underline its international credentials by delivering an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, from tackling changing laws in Africa to assessing Italy as Europe’s new home of betting and ‘Making America great again’ through ongoing attempts to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).The Global Market Profiles track, held in the Harris Suite, will also assess the window of opportunity for online operators in the Spanish market and the hotbed of innovation in Scandinavia, while providing updates on the regulatory situation in Eastern Europe and Asia’s status as the king of sponsors in the Premier League.Day one also boasts Betting on Innovation – a track focused on exciting new products in 2017 and beyond.On the second full day of the conference, speakers will be debating issues around Leadership and the Customer Journey.The Leadership track will include an analysis of the philosophy of gambling, the value of investment in an increasingly consolidated market, the prospect of a regulatory backlash in established betting jurisdictions and how ‘designer’ bets are influencing trading, before a hat-trick of CEO panels focused on affiliates, innovation and opportunities at Russia 2018.Meanwhile, the Customer Journey track will kick off with a look at customer onboarding, and whether skilled affiliates remain the best means of conversion, before moving on to fraud prevention, building the perfect user experience, beating the omnichannel challenge and improving CRM strategy. The track will conclude by assessing football’s effectiveness as a cross-selling product and how the industry can unite to increase social responsibility.This year also sees three new exclusive elements added to the Betting on Football agenda. The AI Bootcamp, headed up by Lee-Ann Johnstone, which aims to train affiliates and affiliate managers on how to better operate in today’s changing affiliate environment.The EsportsInsider Super Forum will look at the whole of the esports business and have a dedicated exhibition area. The invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum is also being held on Day 2 and will look to bring football clubs and betting brands together to discuss the opportunities provided by the global game. Delegates who purchase tickets before 1 December will be eligible for the Super Early Bird offer with a 50% discount on ticket price. Get your tickets HERE.last_img read more

Tour de France 2019: Full schedule, stages, route, length, TV channel & live stream

first_img2019 Tour de France teamsTwenty-two teams will compete in this year’s Tour de France. Team Sky, who had last year’s winner Geraint Thomas, ended its sponsorship of a professional cycling team and was replaced by Team Ineos.Team Ineos (Great Britain)EF Education First (USA)Ag2r La Mondiale (France)Team Sunweb (Germany)Bahrain-Merida (Bahrain)Mitchelton-Scott (Australia)Movistar (Spain)CCC Team (Poland)UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates)Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Belgium)Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)Astana (Kazakstan)Dimension Data (Russia)Katusha-Alpecin (Switzerland)Groupama-FDJ (France)Jumbo-Visma (Netherlands)Lotto-Soudal (Belgium)Trek-Segafredo (USA)Total-Direct Energie (France)Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (France)Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Belgium)Arkéa-Samsic (France)Tour de France past winnersJacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain are all tied as the winningest Tour de France riders, with five titles each. Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France in 1903. Geraint Thomas is the defending champion and won three stages during last year’s race.YearWinnerNationality2019TBD Four-time champion Chris Froome will not be riding in this year’s event, leaving just two former winners in the race — his Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas, last year’s victor, and Bahrain-Merida’s Vincenzo Nibali.MORE: Watch the Tour de France live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Tour de France features four iconic jerseys, with the most famous being the yellow jersey awarded to the cyclist after each stage with the fastest overall time dating back to the July 6 start. A polka-dot jersey is given to the fastest climber, a white jersey to the fastest cyclist under the age of 26 and a green jersey to the best time trialist.Below is everything you need to know about the 2019 Tour de France including schedule, stage breakdown and how to watch the event. You can also keek track of the race with our standings, updated daily.Tour de France 2019 scheduleThe 21-stage race begins on July 6, and wraps up 23 days later on July 28. Riders are given just two rest days during the grueling 2,162-mile competition.StageDateDistanceDepartArriveCoverage startStage 1Sat., July 6192km (119 mi.)BrusselsBrussels5:30 a.m.Stage 2Sun., July 727km (16.7 mi.)Brussels-Palais RoyalBrussels-Atomium8:00 a.m.Stage 3Mon., July 8214km (133 mi.)BincheEpernay6:00 a.m.Stage 4Tue., July 9215km (133 mi.)ReimsNancy6:00 a.m.Stage 5Wed., July 10169km (105 mi.)Saint-Die-des-VosgesColmar6:00 a.m.Stage 6Thu., July 11157km (97.5 mi.)MulhouseLa Planche des Belles Filles7:00 a.m.Stage 7Fri., July 12230km (142 mi.)BelfortChalon-sur-Saone6:30 a.m.Stage 8Sat., July 13199km (123 mi.)MaconSaint-Etienne5:00 a.m.Stage 9Sun., July 14170km (105 mi.)Saint-EtienneBrioude6:30 a.m.Stage 10Mon., July 15218km (135 mi.)Saint-FlourAlbi6:00 a.m.Rest DayTue., July 16Stage 11Wed., July 17167km (104 mi.)AlbiToulouse7:00 a.m.Stage 12Thu., July 18202km (125.5 mi.)ToulouseBagneres-de-Bigorre5:00 a.m.Stage 13Fri., July 1927km (16.7 mi.)PauPau7:30 a.m.Stage 14Sat., July 20117km (72.5 mi.)TarbesCol du Tourmalet7:00 a.m.Stage 15Sun., July 21185km (115 mi.)LimouxFoix5:30 a.m.Rest DayMon., July 22Stage 16Tue., July 23177km (110 mi.)NimesNimes7:00 a.m.Stage 17Wed., July 24206km (128 mi.)Pont du GardGap6:00 a.m.Stage 18Thu., July 25207km (128.5 mi.)EmbrunValloire5:00 a.m.Stage 19Fri., July 26123km (76 mi.)Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneTignes7:30 a.m.Stage 20Sat., July 27131km (81 mi.)AlbertvilleVal Thorens7:00 a.m.Stage 21Sun., July 28127km (79 mi.)RambouilletParis7:30 a.m.*All times EasternTour de France TV channel, how to live streamTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBCSports App, NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass, fuboTVThe first two stages of the race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, with the station showing delayed coverage and replays for the rest of the race until the final stage. The premium NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass offers live, commercial-free coverage and replays of every stage for a $54.99 price. The Tour de France can also be streamed with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.LIVE: Track the 2019 Tour de France race standingsTour de France route map What are the Tour de France stages?Over the course of a little more than three weeks, riders will endure a grueling 2,162-mile course that includes seven mountain stages with five summit finishes, five hilly stages, seven flat stages and an individual and team time trial. 2019 marks the fifth time that Belgium has hosted the Grand Depart. #DateLengthStageWinner1July 6192km (119 mi.)Brussels to Brussels (flat)Mike Teunissen2July 727km (16.7 mi.)Brussels-Palais Royal to Brussels-Atomium (team time trial)Jumbo-Visma3July 8214km (133 mi.)Binche to Epernay (hilly)Julian Alaphilippe4July 9215km (133 mi.)Reims to Nancy (flat)Elia Viviani5July 10169km (105 mi.)Saint-Die-des-Vosges to Colmar (hilly)Peter Sagan6July 11157km (97.5 mi.)Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles (mountain)Dylan Teuns7July 12230km (142 mi.)Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone (flat)Dylan Groenewegen8July 13199km (123 mi.)Macon to Saint-Etienne (hilly)Thomas De Gendt9July 14170km (105 mi.)Saint-Etienne to Brioude (hilly)Daryl Impey10July 15218km (135 mi.)Saint-Flour to Albi (flat)Wout van AertRest DayJuly 1611July 17167km (104 mi.)Albi to Toulouse (flat)Caleb Ewan12July 18202km (125.5 mi.)Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre (mountain)Simon Yates13July 1927km (16.7 mi.)Pau to Pau (individual time trial)Julian Alaphilippe14July 20117km (72.5 mi.)Tarbes to Col du Tourmalet (mountain)Thibaut Pinot15July 21185km (115 mi.)Limoux to Foix (mountain)Simon YatesRest DayJuly 2216July 23177km (110 mi.)Nimes to Nimes (flat)Caleb Ewan17July 24206km (128 mi.)Pont du Gard to Gap (hilly)Matteo Trentin18July 25207km (128.5 mi.)Embrun to Valloire (mountain)Nairo Quintana19July 26123km (76 mi.)Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes (mountain)Egan Bernal20July 27131km (81 mi.)Albertville to Val Thorens (mountain)Vincenzo Nibali21July 28127km (79 mi.)Rambouillet to Paris (flat)Caleb EwanHow many miles is the Tour de France?The Tour de France stretches 2,162 miles. This is almost the exact distance between New York City and Salt Lake City, Utah. The longest stage of the race is the seventh, which is over 142 miles long. That would be similar to driving from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. 2018Geraint ThomasWales2017Chris FroomeEngland2016Chris FroomeEngland2015Chris FroomeEngland2014Vincenzo NibaliItaly2013Chris FroomeEngland2012Bradley WigginsEngland2011Cadel EvansAustralia2010Andy Schleck*Luxembourg2009Alberto ContadorSpain2008Carlos SastreSpain2007Alberto ContadorSpain2006Oscar Pereiro**Spain2005Lance Armstrong***USA2004Lance Armstrong***USA2003Lance Armstrong***USA2002Lance Armstrong***USA2001Lance Armstrong***USA2000Lance Armstrong***USA1999Lance Armstrong***USA1998Marco PantaniItaly*Aberto Contador was the original winner, but later failed a drug test**Floyd Landis was the original winner, but later failed a drug test***All of Lance Armstrong’s titles have been vacated due to dopingcenter_img It may be the dead of summer, but cycling’s crown jewel has arrived with the 106th edition of the Tour de France. Founded in 1903, it is one of cycling’s three grand tours (Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España being the others).The 23-day, 21-stage race, spanning 3,480 kilometers (2,162 miles) begins in Brussels, Belgium and finishes in Paris. The schedule consists of standard road races, individual time trials and team time trials.  Tour de France https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/93/tour-de-france-map-063019_1ig3e9atkmunb1ijz1iw7o2b7o.jpeg?t=-1422773381&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Scorpions in control

first_img +C. Baugh Jr c wk. Hamilton b Joseph 73 N. Miller c wk. Hamilton b Cornwall 51 D. Jacobs lbw b Cornwall 6 M. Mindley not out 10 S. Cottrell c Liburd b Tonge 35 Extras (b5, lb4, nb2) 11 TOTAL (all out, 84.1 overs) 243 Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-39, 3-44, 4-54, 5-56, 6-68, 7-194, 8-194, 9-243, 10-243. Bowling: Tonge 22.1-4-76-3, Joseph 19-4-46-3, Cornwall 32-11-76-4, Taylor 6-0-18-0, Peters 1-0-10-0, Liburd 3-0-6-0, Hughes 1-0-2-0. HURRICANES 2nd Innings C. Hughes lbw b Miller 27 S. Jeffers not out 55 D. Cruickshank c Bernard b Jacobs 14 N. Bonner b Mindley 10 Extras (b4, lb1, w1) 6 TOTAL (3 wkts, 32.3 overs) 112 Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-94, 3-112. Bowling: Cottrell 2-0-17-0, Mindley 3.3-2-12-1, Miller 13-2-33-1, Campbell 4-0-15-0, Lambert 3-0-13-0, Jacobs 7-0-17-0. Position: Hurricanes lead by 33 runs overall. Toss: Hurricanes. Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Nigel Duguid. HURRICANES 1st Innings 164 SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 69 for six) Defiant half-centuries from wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr and spinner Nikita Miller has put Jamaica Scorpions in pole position heading into day three of their fourth round WICB First-Class Championship encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park. Resuming the day together with Jamaica reeling at 69 for six, in chase of the Hurricanes’ modest first innings total of 164, the duo went on to put on 126 for the seventh wicket to rally the Scorpions to 243. Facing a deficit of 79, the Leewards thereafter closed the day on an enterprising 112 for three, 33 runs ahead. Baugh Jr, recalled to squad after failing in the first two matches on the departure of Chadwick Walton due to study leave, hit a topscore with 73. His knock included seven fours in a  near four-hour stay at the wicket. Miller, in the meantime, demonstrating ability with the bat once more, hit 51 in  two hours and 26 minutes. He hit five fours. Also among the runs was Sheldon Cottrell who slammed 35 with  two sixes and three fours. Cornwall ended with four for 76, the impressive Alzarri Joseph, three for 46, and experienced pacer Gavin Tonge, three for 76. The Hurricanes came out with a positive mind-set in their second innings. Their counter-attack effort is being led by opener Shane Jeffers, who is  unbeaten on 55, after hitting a six and five fours. “It was a good innings by Baugh and Miller,” said Jamaica captain, Paul Palmer at the end of yesterday’s play. “The team was behind the eighth ball on day one, and thanks mainly to their perseverance, we are now ahead. “We just have to try as best as possible to restrict then to total of stay under 150, and after that, go for the runs,” he added. Play resumes at  10 a.m. today. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

Take course specialist Agakhan in Race 5

first_imgBoth the Pick-9 and Super-6s start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow, the Pick-9 offering a minimum payout of $1 million and the Super-6, $750,000 each.The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the second Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a 4-y-o and up restricted allowance race (non winners of three) over a mile, to be contested by eight starters.The field includes top contenders BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony Nunes and MIND SET, with top apprentice Linton Steadman riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.Indications are that it will come down to these two. BALLON D’OR ran encouragingly behind stable-companion SOUTHERN CRUISE over a mile last Saturday, finishing just over two lengths third. However, three weeks prior to that, he could only manage sixth to DREAMCOMETRUE and MIND SET over 1,500 metres. Hence, MIND SET is given the edge at the revised weights.The speedy CLASSICAL TRAIN, who is coming off a recent course win, is tipped to repeat in the second race over the round five course with apprentice Jerome Innis riding him from the convenient mark of 50.0kg in race two. The Ryan Darby-trained 5-y-o mare looks the speediest in the 10-horse field and will prove hard to catch, despite the obvious claims of FABULOUSCONNECTION who finished a strong second at long odds to EL CLIENTE over 1200 metres last Saturday.The third race over the straight five course for three and four-year-olds should provide the speedy 3-y-o colt DREAMLINER with a decisive victory, following his failed attempt as the favourite behind SHINING LIGHT and BUBBLING KITTEN over 1100 metres on January 16.The small field of six has a competitive look about it with BUBBLING KITTEN returning and recent course winner DWAYNE STAR joining the fray as fit as hands can make him. But the Wayne DaCosta-trained DREAMLINER, who was numbered among the top two-year-olds of last season, should take some catching with four-time champion Omar Walker sticking with the ride.QUEEN OF THE TOWN, who has finished second in her last two races, gets the nod over HE’S A DIAMOND and DEPUTY HEADGIRL in the fourth race over 1200 metres for maiden five-year-olds and up. She has been knocking at the door and with Jevanne Erwin retaining the ride, the Donovan Plummer-trained QUEEN OF THE TOWN should make no mistake.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by AGAKHAN (Dane Nelson up), who truly enjoys galloping over the straight, and the well-forward Wayne DaCosta-trained first time runner MY WAY (working brilliantly) in the sixth race over 1200 metres for native bred maiden three-year-olds.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MIND SET/BALLON D’OR(2) CLASSICAL TRAIN(3) DREAMLINER/BUBBLING KITTEN(4) QUEEN OF THE TOWN(5) AGAKHAN(6) MY WAY/LORD EQUUSlast_img read more

N.P. Search and Rescue group happy with added liability coverage

first_imgDostal says the North Peace Search and Rescue Group is a well used service. He says just this past week, volunteers responded to five calls for service, ranging from the Sikanni River near Fort Nelson to the Pine River, near Taylor.It’s been getting harder, Dostal says, because the local branch has been losing volunteers, quite possibly because they are afraid of being sued.[asset|aid=1786|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2305a4db1f947e28e646f20c8e898730-Dostal 2_1_Pub.mp3]Dostal says the 30 volunteers can now be safe knowing that they are covered with sufficient liability insurance. He says the insurance will probably be an added incentive to recruit more members.Advertisement Volunteers with the North Peace Search and Rescue group are breathing a collective sigh of relief after hearing some good news this week.The Province announced on Monday it will be adding $180,000 for liability coverage to protect the volunteers’ societies throughout British Columbia.President of the local Search and Rescue group, Rolf Dostal, says this request has been a long time coming.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1785|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2305a4db1f947e28e646f20c8e898730-Dostal 1_1_Pub.mp3]The issue came to light when a lawsuit was filed to a Search and Rescue group in Golden, B.C. The group withdrew its services after a lawsuit was filed by a Quebec man whose wife froze to death, after they went out-of-bounds skiing at a nearby resort.Since then, other Search and Rescue groups questioned the amount of coverage available if a similar incident occurred.Advertisement In September, the group will be looking for members to join the organization. If you are interested, and are in good physical health, call Rolf Dostal at 250-785-2004.last_img read more