Hirsch’s Homebred Ce Ce Gallops By 3 ¼ Lengths In Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile As She Gets Distance In 1:37.33

first_imgHirsch’s Homebred Ce Ce Gallops By 3 ¼ Lengths In Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile As She Gets Distance In 1:37.33 HEAVILY FAVORED HARD NOT TO LOVE NO MATCH FOR WINNER THE FINAL QUARTER MILE ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2020)–Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce made 4-1 look like pretty easy money as she pounced on heavily favored Hard Not to Love turning for home and waltzed to a facile 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  Trained by Michael McCarthy and ridden by her regular companion Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality got a flat mile in 1:37.33.Breaking from the far outside in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Ce Ce, who was making her second start off a lengthy absence, had one horse beat while attentive to the pace and was four-wide into the Club House turn.With Hard Not to Love shaking a length clear of Ollie’s Candy a half mile from home, Espinoza was closing in and let out a notch three furlongs from home.“I wanted to make the leader work a little bit at the three eighths, so I let my filly go a little,” said Espinoza.  “Down the lane, she was in control.  She’s come back better than ever.  She ran against some of the best fillies in the world in New York (fourth in the Grade I Acorn at Belmont Park on June ) and she ran just like she ran the other day (when a 4 ¼ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs here Feb. 17.)”The third choice at 4-1, Ce Ce paid $10.40, $3.60 and $2.40.Out of Hirsh’s Grade I winning mare Miss Houdini, Ce Ce, who collected her first stakes win and third overall from five starts, picked up $240,000 for the win, boosting her earnings to $366,600.“Victor was able to keep her face clean,” said McCarthy.  “…I’ve always thought she really good.  Last spring, I thought she beat any kind.  Unfortunately, she got hurt after the Acorn, which made us take a step back and take some time off.  She has come back and hasn’t missed a beat.  I can’t thank Bo enough for letting us take our time and pick our spots.”Hard Not to Love, the one-eyed wonder filly who came off wins in a pair of graded stakes at seven furlongs and was riding a three game winning streak, was the 3-5 favorite with Mike Smith up, but was no match for the winner the final quarter mile and paid $2.40 and $2.10 while finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Ollie’s Candy.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Ollie’s Candy was off at 5-2 and paid $2.10 to show while 3 ½ lengths better than longshot Kaydetre.Fractions on the race were 22.63, 45.72, 1:10.36 and 1:23.25.last_img read more

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first_imgPacquiao to return April 9 against Bradley LAS VEGAS (AP): Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring April 9 for the first time since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and it will be against a familiar foe. Promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday that Pacquiao will fight Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a third time in his first bout since losing a decision to Mayweather in the richest fight ever. Pacquiao re-injured a shoulder in that fight and was ineffective against Mayweather in dropping the unanimous decision. Technically, the fight with Bradley will be the rubber match of their three-fight series. However, most in boxing believe Pacquiao won the first fight in 2012 easily – the judges gave it to Bradley – and was largely dominant in the rematch, which he won by decision. Top rank spokesman Lee Samuels said the pay-per-view fight has not officially been signed, but that both fighters had agreed to terms and would be signing soon. Pacquiao was given a $2 million advance on his guaranteed $20 million purse, Samuels said. Messi scores in 500th game for Barca BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Lionel Messi scored in his 500th match for Barcelona to help them ease past Real Betis 4-0 on Wednesday and ensure they kept the lead of the Spanish league to conclude a superb year for the Catalan club. Barcelona broke a run of consecutive draws in the league to cap one of their best years in club history. Before kick-off Andres Iniesta paraded the recently won Club World Cup trophy, their fifth title won in 2015. The four goals scored took the year’s tally to 180, bettering Madrid’s milestone of 178 from 2014. “It was a spectacular year, and we wanted to finish it in the same way,” Messi said. “It will be complicated to better this, but like always we will try to do so.” Messi recovered from a hard knock with Antonio Adan that was ruled a penalty against the Betis goalkeeper, by scoring Barcelona’s second goal, after an own goal put the Catalan side on its way. CAS rejects appeal from Musa Bility LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed Musa Bility’s appeal to overturn his exclusion from the FIFA presidential election. Bility, who is from Liberia, failed to make the field after failing an integrity check. FIFA’s election monitoring panel ruled the Liberian football federation president ineligible last month. No reason was publicly given, but Bility said a previous criminal allegation against him was dismissed by a Liberian court. CAS says it will release the grounds for its decision early this year. FIFA has approved five candidates for the election to be held on February 26. Michel Platini, who has been handed an eight-year ban but still hopes to run for FIFA presidency, is also expected to appeal to CAS. Monfils out of Hopman Cup with leg injury PERTH, Australia (AP): Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Hopman Cup mixed team event due to an unspecified leg injury and will be replaced by French compatriot Kenny de Schepper. It was not clear whether the injury would prevent the 24th-ranked Monfils from competing in the Australian Open beginning January 18 in Melbourne. Hopman Cup tournament director Paul Kilderry said yesterday “it’s unfortunate to hear Gael is unable to play in Perth … we wish him well over the next couple of weeks ahead of the Aussie Open.” De Schepper and his partner Caroline Garcia play their first match Monday against the Britain team of Andy Murray and Heather Watson. Serena Williams and Jack Sock open for the United States, also on Monday, against Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.last_img read more

U-17s aiming for big win against lowly Bermuda

first_imgBermuda are considered the weakest team in their group but Jamaica’s coach, Andrew Edwards, says they will not take them for granted when the teams face off in the opening Group A game of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago today. “Even though they (Bermuda) are considered the weakest team in the group, it is our first game and your first game can be tricky sometimes but we are mindful of that. We want to defend very strongly from the start and score as many goals as we can in the event things are determined by goal difference,” coach Edwards told The Gleaner via telephone from Trinidad. He believes that if the team turns in a good performance and gets a good result it would put them in a favourable position at the end of the first match day, as hosts Trinidad will play Haiti in the group’s other game. “It can be an advantage (playing Bermuda first) and we have to see it that way. It will give us an opportunity to also look at the so called stronger teams in the group and make our technical plans for those games. We want to utilise that advantage to the very best,” he reasoned. The top two teams from the group will advance to the semi-finals, where they will go up against the top two teams from Group B, which includes Cuba, Curacao, Guadeloupe and Suriname. The best third placed team will complete the list of five teams to qualify for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship from April 21 to May 7, 2017 in Panama.last_img read more

A win for cricket … Francis hails Samuels, Taylor after RJR Sports Awards nominations

first_imgJamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis believes that having two cricketers nominated for the RJR Sports Foundation 2016 National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards is already a victory in itself for the sport.Chris Gayle was the last cricketer to lift the accolade in 2010, and although Francis says that it will be difficult for either Stafanie Taylor, who is nominated for the sportswoman award, or Marlon Samuels – a Sportsman of the Year nominee – to repeat the feat this year because of the prominence of track and field athletes on the list, he says that their nomination is itself a win for the JCA. The administrator also emphasized that the nominations are an indication that local cricket continues to play an important role on the domestic sporting landscape.”It’s (nomination) very significant to the Jamaica Cricket Association because we are only second to track and field in nomination. Of the eight persons nominated, it’s only from track and field, cricket, and swimming, and cricket and track and field span both male and female, which means cricket is still a big part of our culture, and it still plays a major role in the sporting landscape of our nation,” Francis told The Gleaner.He continued that Taylor is as deserving of the award as any Olympian and that she will receive it one day, if not this year, while pointing to Samuels’ talismanic performance in West Indies winning back-to-back World Cup tournaments.”Stafanie Taylor is exceptional, and we feel it’s a matter of time before she is crowned with all the accolades of the highest order in this country. Stafanie’s achievement is global. Also she has been named captain of the world team, and that is something you cannot surpass. We may be biased towards Olympics, but she is as equal in our eyes as any Olympian who took on the world and became number one.”Marlon has played a significant role in international cricket. We have won two World Cups and he was named man of the match, and while the criteria are set out for performance over the previous year only, he was very significant to West Indies winning the World Cup. But we can appreciate that the Olympics was held this year, so we believe that it (chance of winning) is 60-40,” Francis stated.Francis admitted that track and field is the king of Jamaican sports at this points and that it’s impact on the nation cannot be easily overlooked.”We are not fooled to take away from that, because they (track and field athletes) have impacted not just the sport, but the nation, so their impact is more significant than Marlon’s performance at the World Cup,” said Francis. “But we are keeping our fingers crossed. We are not going to be disappointed. Cricket has already won by having two persons short-listed. We consider that a victory, and if any of those persons are selected, it would top it off for us, but to be nominated is a victory for cricket in itself.”Besides Gayle, the other cricketers to win the Sportsman of the Year award are Jackie Hendricks (1966), Lawrence Rowe (1972, 1974), Maurice Foster (1973), Jeffrey Dujon (1988), Patrick Patterson (1991), James Adams (1994), and Courtney Walsh (1998, 1999, 2000).Vivalyn Latty-Scott (1976) is the only cricketer to have won the Sportswoman of the Year award.last_img read more

Querrey sends hobbling Murray out of Wimbledon

first_imgQuerrey is the first American man in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.“It feels great. It’s a dream come true to be in the semi-final at Wimbledon, it’s very special,” Querrey added.There was no sign of the drama to come at the start of Wednesday’s match.Murray, 30, was supreme in the first set, carving out the key break for 2-0 and taking the opener on the back of just two unforced errors.The Scot was a break to the good at 4-3 in the second before Querrey unexpectedly reeled off three straight games to level the quarter-final, firing 16 winners, twice as many as the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World number one Murray’s challenge petered out when he began limping off his right leg, his movement severely compromised by a recent hip problem.Querrey will face either Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, or former US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m still in a state of shock. I’m glad I hit that last serve in,” said Querrey who finished with 27 aces and 70 winners.“I didn’t start the best but I just kept swinging away and found my groove in the last two sets.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano UP ‘still adjusting’ to departure of Gaiser, Tiamzon, Bersola Britain’s Andy Murray grimaces as he is beaten by a winner from Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON, United Kingdom — Sam Querrey sent hobbling defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 42nd attempt.One year after knocking out 2015 champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, 29-year-old Querrey, the world number 28, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Murray restored his lead after Querrey played a sloppy tiebreak in the third set.However, the champion’s afternoon on Centre Court began to unravel as his movement became increasingly limited.Limping badly off his right leg, Murray was being run ragged and was broken three times in a 22-minute fourth set.The fifth set followed a similar plot line, lasting 27 minutes as Murray won just one point off the American’s serve View commentslast_img read more

Chris Ross shows out with mom in attendance

first_imgJune Mar isn’t the only mama’s boy in @TheSMBeermen. @cmross6 is, too, as he played inspired ball with mom Virginia watching the game live. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/dZq9FiwHK9— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) December 17, 2017 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo downplays SMB 4-peat quest Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My mom is here, and it’s her first time to see me play in a while,” he shared while embracing his mom, who arrived from San Antonio last week. “The last time she watched a game live was maybe three years ago, but we have TFC [in San Antonio] so she always watches.”Ross churned out 16 points, nine assists, and six rebounds as he orchestrated San Miguel’s well-rounded attack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMore importantly, he showed why the Beermen have been the barometer in the all-Filipino conference over the past three seasons.“It was a collective effort to go out there and show what we’re made of. It started with me, I wanted to go out early and give energy, have my teammates follow. I thought we looked pretty decent out there.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo isn’t the lone Mama’s boy in the San Miguel camp.On Sunday, Chris Ross showed that he’s one, too, delivering a sensational performance with his mom Virginia in attendance as the Beermen opened its four-peat bid in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup with a 104-96 victory over Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It was an impressive win by SMB but Ross admits that there’s still a lot of things the team can improve on.“It’s gonna be tough because everyone is going after us. We won this conference three years in a row and everyone’s beefed up their squad to come after us. We know we’re going to get everyone’s best shot every night. We’re prepared for that and we’re ready,” he said.“But the toughest thing for us will be just getting in rhythm. We don’t play for another 10 days and after that, we don’t play for another 17 days. So three games in almost a month is not a lot for us. We’re a rhythm team so I think in the beginning it will be a little rocky but as soon as we find our rhythm I think we’ll be fine. We play against ourself out there, if everyone comes out locked in and on the same page, we’re a tough team to beat.”For now, Ross’ main concern is spending time with his beloved mother before getting back on the grind against Meralco on December 27.“It’s good to have her here live. She was texting me, messaging me on Facebook before and after the games. She’s really our no. 1 fan and it’s good to have her here,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kyle Korver shines in return to Utah as Jazz sink Spurs

first_imgMOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Spurs: The lack of aggressiveness showed as the Spurs attempted only six free throws through three quarters. … Poeltl, who played collegiately at Utah, made his first six field goal attempts. … The Spurs managed just two fast-break points to Utah’s 13.Jazz: In the third quarter, Ingles tried to lob a pass to Gobert and swished it from 22 feet. “That was pure luck,” Ingles said. … Utah had 38 assists on 51 baskets. … The Jazz went 17 for 20 from the free-throw line, their best mark since the third game of the season and they tied a season high with 12 steals.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Jazz: Host the Houston Rockets on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aaron Gordon stars Orlando Magic add to Miami Heat woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Utah traded Alec Burks and two second-round draft picks to Cleveland for Korver, who made his first home appearance to a loud ovation. Korver, who played for the Jazz from 2007-10, shot 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and scored 15 points in 15 minutes.“It was a great first night back. I have a lot of good memories of this place,” Korver said. “We played really good basketball. The ball was moving. We were playing for each other.”Utah had season bests in shooting from inside (60.7 percent) and outside the arc (60.6 percent) as they scored 139 points for the first time this season.The Jazz improved to 3-6 at home. No team has played as many road games as the Jazz, who have gone 9-7 away from Salt Lake City.RUDY IS JUST FINEThe NBA fined Gobert $15,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating after his team’s 102-100 loss to the Heat on Sunday in Miami.Gobert fouled Heat guard Dwyane Wade with 3.2 seconds left in the game, and the guard’s two free throws gave Miami the win.“I just want it to be consistent at one point. … If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way,” Gobert said after the loss.Before the game against the Spurs, Utah coach Quin Snyder offered to split the fine with his center — just this once.TIP-INS LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 139-105 on Tuesday night.Korver scored 15 points in his first home game since he returned to the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 14 points as Utah won for the first time at home in nearly a month. The Jazz beat Boston 123-115 on Nov. 9 but have been on the road much of the season and haven’t found a rhythm at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He gets his shot off in a half a second. It helps us to have another guy who can really space the floor and knock them down,” said Joe Ingles, who had 13 points.Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 20 points for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 16 points, and San Antonio fell to 1-13 when Aldridge fails to reach the 20-point mark. “It doesn’t really matter,” Poeltl said. “If I get a career high in a 30-point loss or whatever, it doesn’t feel great. We’re just not aggressive enough. We’re very passive.”The Spurs lost by more than 30 points just five times in Gregg Popovich’s first 1,758 regular-season games as head coach. It has now happened three times in the last four games.“We’re very challenged defensively,” Popovich said.The Spurs cut their deficit to 67-53 early in the third quarter, but less than three minutes later, Mitchell and Ingles hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Jazz moved out to an 84-59 advantage.The Jazz haven’t been cashing in on their 3-point chances this season until recently.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans, left, and Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver battle for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots.“His confidence is contagious,” Donovan Mitchell said. “His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Game from quick exit, Venus Williams wins at Australian Open

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sure did, but it was touch-and-go there for a bit.Buzarnescu served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but Williams broke at love there, then was superior in the tiebreaker that would follow. In the third set, Williams went up immediately, breaking to lead 2-0, and that was pretty much that.If anything, Williams looked stronger and stronger as the match stretched beyond 2½ hours.“It was a real marathon,” said Williams, who faces Alize Cornet in the second round. “She played amazing and it was really hard to get on top of her.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Serena-tard’ debuts at Australian Open Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES View comments After a real resurgence that saw her get to two finals — including at the 2017 Australian Open, where she lost to her younger sister Serena, a straight-set winner Tuesday — and two other semifinals in a six-major span, Williams was bumped from two of the past four Slams in the first round.Thanks to recent results, the former No. 1-ranked player is currently 36th; the last time she appeared at a major without the benefit of a seeding was the 2014 Australian Open.And so, in the seedings anyway, Williams was the underdog in this one, even if Buzarnescu was making only her fifth main-draw appearance at a Slam.She came in seeking her first career victory at the Australian Open, where she lost to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki a year ago in her Melbourne debut. And so while she did move out to that early lead, Williams credited “experience” with helping her turn things around.“I feel like I’ve played the game for a while,” said Williams, who recently split from longtime coach David Witt. “You just have to buckle down and try to play better than your opponent, and it worked out today.”ADVERTISEMENT United States’ Venus Williams reaches for a backhand return to Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — Things were looking bad for Venus Williams, who was perilously close to an opening-round exit at the Australian Open for the fourth time in six years.When she double-faulted twice in the span of three points, Williams suddenly trailed by a set and a break against 25th-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu. At that moment, 1½ hours into the match, all that separated Williams from defeat was one game. Just one.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers And over the next 70 minutes Tuesday, Williams went from nearly gone to moving on, putting together a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Buzarnescu to reach the second round in Melbourne.“It was pretty hairy there,” the 38-year-old Williams said. “I hope this match will prepare me for the rest of the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShe knows her way around a Grand Slam court and a real challenge, having won seven major titles and dealt with an energy sapping autoimmune disease for years.This match against Buzarnescu, a 30-year-old Romanian who earned a Ph.D. degree in sports science while taking an injury-forced sabbatical from tennis, had plenty of ups and downs for Williams, much like her recent record. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Bilingual project benefitting both children, teachers – Coordinator

first_imgThe Quality Bilingual Education Programme for Wapichan children since its establishment has seen both teachers and children being able to communicate better in schools. Project Coordinator, Sylvanius Perry explained that children are learning concepts faster than they were before.Project Coordinator Sylvanius PerrySylvanius was at the time speaking at the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, under the theme “Indigenous Languages are important for Sustainable Development, Peace Building and Reconciliation”, which was held in Aishalton, South Rupununi.The Project Coordinator, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI) in his opening remarks said “It is my pleasure to update you about quality bilingual education for Wapichan children.” in his native Wapichan language. He noted that this is an ongoing project that had started in the 1980s.In 2000, the Wapichan Literacy Programme developed a proposal and presented it to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Amazon Programme to restart the Wapichan reading programme. In September 2018, the Quality Bilingual Education Programme for Wapichan was restarted.At the start of the new term in September 2018, he said that “the quality bilingual education programme for Wapichan children was established in Aishalton.” Presently, Sylvanius pointed out, “both English and Wapichan are being taught at the nursery level and it is the aim of the programme to be extended to Grades One through Three.”The Coordinator also stated that a research team is in Aishalton working on creating a Nursery Year 2 curriculum.After the official launch in July 2018, several nursery rhymes and children’s stories, have been translated in both English Language and Wapichan and have been reviewed by the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD). Aishalton is among several villages spanning Guyana’s hinterland regions, where English is not the first language. This has been creating a challenge in effectively educating the children.last_img read more