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Nuclear Affair, Future King fancied for Guineas classics

first_imgA bumper crowd is expected a Caymanas Park today for the season’s first classics, the 42nd running of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas for native bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, over a mile.Both races are being sponsored by the betting and gaming entity, Post to Post, for the second consecutive year and will again offer purses of $3.25 million.Of the 13 fillies declared for the 1000 Guineas, there is a definite standout in the form of NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who is unbeaten in two starts this season.Trained by Gary Subratie, who also saddles the recent winners, CLASSY AVIATOR and GOLDEN GLORY, NUCLEAR AFFAIR caught the eye in four races as a two-year-old last season, culminating in her brave effort on Boxing Day when caught on the line by the top colt, FUTURE KING, in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures two-year-old Stakes over this trip.According to Subratie, the bay filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair has not put a foot wrong since.”She is really a class act and truly impressed with her last performance, three weeks ago, when winning the Thornbird Trial Stakes over seven furlongs from well off the pace.PRINCIPAL DANGER”She has worked well in her preparation for this race and with a mile even more to her liking, I am pretty confident she will deliver with former champion jockey Dane Nelson again in the saddle,” said the second-generation trainer, who previously won the 1000 Guineas with NIPHAL in 2011.To my mind, the principal danger to NUCLEAR AFFAIR is highly regarded SORENTINO’S STAR, to be ridden by leading all-time classic winning jockey, Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths, for 14-time champion trainer, Philip Feanny.She beat FUTURE KING in the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400metres last November, and although failing to impress under topweight in the recent Thornbird Stakes, has worked well and should complete the exacta.If NUCLEAR AFFAIR is the one to beat in the fillies Guineas, the same holds true for Wayne DaCosta-trained FUTURE KING (Robert Halledeen up) in the 2000 Guineas, despite a recent setback (hoof injury) which forced him out of a recent overnight allowance race.DaCosta disclosed that although missing from exercise for two weeks, FUTURE KING, who returned to the exercise track late last week, is on the way back and although a bit short of work “his class should see him through” at the expense of recent Prince Consort Stakes winner, CHACE THE GREAT, runner-up ORPHEUS and BIGDADDYKOOL.Other firm fancies on the 11-race programme are BERRANCA to go one better in the first race, CONCLUSION in the fifth, SUPER COP in the sixth and ORIGINAL TRAIN in the 10th for overnight allowance horses.last_img read more

Arsenal v Everton live stream and confirmed line ups

first_img1 CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM FULL ARSENAL V EVERTON COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT 2, KICK-OFF 15:00BSTArsenal host Everton on the final day of the Premier League season hoping to secure a top four finish against all the odds.The Gunners have to better Liverpool’s result to claim the final Champions League qualification spot at the Reds’ expense, or hope Manchester City are beaten by Watford whilst overturning a five-goal swing to overtake Pep Guardiola’s men in the table.As well as playing a key role in the top four race, the clash at the Emirates could also decide the Premier League Golden Boot winner.Whilst Harry Kane currently leads the charts on 26 goals – and is playing against Hull this afternoon – both Romelu Lukaku (on 24) and Alexis Sanchez (on 23) will be hoping to outgun the other in north London and attempt to overtake Kane.So, just who has been selected for the clash? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Arsenal XI: Cech, Holding, Koscielny, Gabriel, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Monreal, Ozil, Sanchez, WelbeckSubstitutes: Mertesacker, Giroud, Ospina, Walcott, Iwobi, Coquelin, ElnenyEverton XI: Robles, Holgate, Ashley Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Gana, Schneiderlin, Davies, Valencia, Lukaku, Mirallas.Substitutes: Barkley, Kone, Barry, Besic, Pennington, Hewelt, Joe Williams Arsenal v Everton is LIVE on talkSPORT 2 last_img read more

Is Anyone Out There? Support System Obstacles Faced by Single Parents in the Military

first_imgBy: Jason M. Jowers, MS Boy blowing bubbles and holding hands with a parent Return to article. Long DescriptionPexels[Boy Blowing Bubbles by leeroy on April 28, 2015, CC0]Family stress can be at an all-time high within military families during times of deployment. This is even more so true for single-parent military families. The REACH Center at the University of Minnesota conducts research that can help us to better identify and address key issues that impact military service members and their families. A research study they conducted in 2015 found that single parents in the military experienced higher stress levels during times of deployment, had lower levels of social support, and had a harder time reintegrating with their families and children post-deployment [1].So what can single parents in the military do when they are called up for deployment? Who do they reach out to as caregivers for their children while they are gone? Military One Source has a quick read article on ways to plan and organize to prepare before, during, and after deployment [2]. These tips include: choosing caregivers, arranging finances, keeping routines, and talking to kids about the changes. Deployments are tough on single parent households but are doable with a plan and careful consideration.For more info on both the emotional and financial toll that single parenting can have on military families, tune into to this archived webinar, “Separation & Single Parenting in the Military” from our Family Finances Series. This series was a collaboration between the MFLN Personal Finance team and MFLN Family Development and provides CEUs for financial professionals as well as social workers and therapists.To hear personal experiences of single parents who are also active duty military personnel, take a listen to our Anchored podcast episode, “Double Duties: Exploring Single Parenthood in the Military.” CEUs are still available for those who are interested.References[1] Vaughn-Coaxum, R., Smith, B. N., Iverson, K. M., & Vogt, D. (2015). Family stressors and postdeployment mental health in single versus partnered parents deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Psychological Services, 12(3), 241-249. doi:10.1037/ser0000026 Retrieved from: https://reachfamilies.umn.edu/sites/default/files/rdoc/Vaughn-Coaxum_2015.pdfMilitary OneSource (2018). Leaving Your Children with a Caregiver during Deployment. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/deployment/during-deployment/leaving-your-children-with-a-caregiver-during-deploymentThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about our team at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more

HRD panel hears both sides, to visit JNU tomorrow

first_imgOffice-bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) as well as student councillors from various schools at the university met the high-power committee set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development at Shastri Bhawan on Wednesday and aired their concerns regarding hostel fee hike.In a separate meeting, various deans of the university also met the three-member panel and explained to them the rationale behind the revision of hostel charges.The JNUSU in a statement said, “We put across our view that the Inter Hall Administration meeting, which passed the fee hike and other unacceptable provisions in the hostel manual, was illegal as elected students’ representatives were not a part of it.” The union added that it made several attempts and appeals to start a dialogue process with Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar and his team, but it was clear that the administration did not want to work towards the resolution of the “crisis”. “We impressed upon the committee that until M. Jagadesh Kumar remains the JNU V-C, normalcy will be a far cry on the campus,” the statement said.The union said that it was willing to arrive at a new hostel manual passed through an acceptable deliberative process.The committee members gave a patient hearing to the students and assured them of another meeting when they visit the campus on Friday. “The students were pent up and they shared their concerns. The main thrust is that they expect more transparency, and a more participatory process,” said former UGC chairman V.S. Chauhan, who is a member of the panel.“We are focused on the core issue of hostel fee hike. We have invited students to come up with suggestions and will meet them again on Friday,” said Dr. Chauhan.“Everyone seems eager to resolve the issues quickly,” said the panel member, adding that a report with recommended actions will be submitted to the HRD Ministry “very soon”.The deans of the schools said in a statement: “We requested the committee to recommend increase in funds for the university so that students from economically poor section are able to afford a JNU education.”last_img read more

Knicks put cap on Carmelo Anthony era in NY

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks walks off the court after the 114-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPThe Carmelo Anthony era in New York is officially over.The Knicks completed their trade with Oklahoma City on Monday morning, sending the All-Star forward to the Thunder for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and Chicago’s 2018 second-round draft pick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa USOC leader: Athletes have right to express themselves LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City READ: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to ThunderKnicks President Steve Mills thanked Anthony for his play with the Knicks but also for what he “accomplished off the court for the City of New York by using his platform to address social issues.”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 shutoutMills announced that the Knicks were donating $100,000 to Anthony’s relief efforts to aid Puerto Rico in its recovery from the recent hurricanes.Anthony also thanked the Knicks and New York in an online essay. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

Mitrović wanted to sign for Fulham from the beginning

first_imgAleksandar Mitrović completed his move from Newcastle to Fulham and he insisted that it was the thing that he wanted to most from the beginning despite the interest being shown from many different clubs.The Serb provided a couple of stellar performances on the World Cup for his national team and he had helped Fulham back to the Premier League before that – so it was clear that Newcastle will have many options where to sell him.The striker spoke about his decision as he said, according to Hammy End:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I told my agent, my brother, my family that this is the only club I want to join. We didn’t even talk. Especially after the World Cup a few clubs were interested but my heart wanted to come here and to continue where we stopped. I didn’t talk to the other clubs. I know that I want to be here.”“Thanks to Fulham and their fans, the people who work in the club to make this come true. They were really passionate. I thought it might happen sooner [than it did]. It was not easy but in the end, we did it and I’m here. I am happy and proud to officially be a Fulham player.”“When I came here I fitted into the club like I’d been here lots of years. I don’t need time to settle in, I just want to play football and try to make big things with this amazing club.”last_img read more

Zidane Benzema is a real team player

first_imgFormer Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes that Karim Benzema is “a real team player”The French forward managed just 11 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions in Zidane’s final season in charge of Real.Yet the 46-year-old kept faith in Benzema, who repaid the coach by playing a key role in securing their third straight Champions League title.But, following Zidane’s departure in May, questions over Benzema’s importance to Real have arisen.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Karim was important for the balance of the side in terms of how I wanted the team to attack,” Zidane told UEFA.“He helped to implement our possession game by playing his teammates in. He makes himself available and is a real team player.”Benzema has begun life under new head coach Julen Lopetegui in impressive fashion by scoring five goals in four games.last_img read more

Houston Firefighters Union Suing The City

first_imgHouston’s firefighters union sued the city today, arguing that officials have been playing “hard ball” and “not bargaining in good faith” on a new contract. They are asking the court to intervene to resolve the dispute by sending the parties to arbitration.“What we are seeking is simply fair treatment and what the City has done is negotiate in bad faith,” told Houston Public Media Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association.It is the latest salvo in a long-running dispute between the city and firefighters.A new law passed by the legislature earlier this year was the culmination of a years-long effort by the city of Houston to address its pension liabilities. In the fall, all city pension boards – police, municipal and fire – agreed to a framework. But the fire pension board backed out before the final deal was introduced in the Legislature.Then the board sued, claiming the law passed by the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott is unconstitutional.Mayor Sylvester Turner has previously said the pension board is hurting the people it represents.Lancton detailed that the union’s goal is a three-year contract with salary raises amounting to 17 percent, but Turner noted during Wednesday’s City Council meeting that the highest pay raise Houston can afford is 9.5 percent over three years and described that offer as the City’s “maximum position.” Sharelast_img read more