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Take, Admire Moon win race

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “He is much better than this time last year and I am very excited to see how much stronger he gets.” Admire Moon owner Riichi Kondo said he was extremely happy to see his horse’s victory, saying, “Yutaka rode him perfectly today.” center_img DUBAI – Admire Moon ridden by Japan’s star jockey, Yutaka Take, won the Dubai Duty Free at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Saturday. The Japanese horse won the 1,777-meter turf event in 1 minute, 47.94 seconds and collected $3 million.South Africa’s Linngari came in second and Daiwa Major, the 2006 autumn Tenno-sho winner ridden by Katsumi Ando, finished third. “I was very pleased because I knew I had a chance (to win) and wanted to win,” Take said.last_img read more

VIDEO: Nottingham Media Conference

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GALLERY: Cardiff Blues 37-21 Bristol Rugby

first_imgJordan Williams (2) and Jack Tovey touched down for Mark Tainton’s side but it wasn’t enough at BT Sport Arms Park. Images courtesy of JMPUK.last_img

England prepare for disruption against France

first_imgEngland are preparing for their World Cup match with France to be moved or cancelled as Typhoon Hagibis continues its destructive path towards Japan. The category five super typhoon, the most powerful in the region this year, is on course to hit the main island of Honshu on Saturday. England meet France in Yokohama at 09:15 BST before Scotland’s critical group decider against hosts Japan in the same stadium at 11.45am on Sunday. Torrential rain and violent winds are forecast in Tokyo and Yokohama, with tournament regulations stating that games can be moved or cancelled if weather conditions deteriorate. England defence coach John Mitchell said: “Whatever happens, we will make the best of the situation. “We’re looking forward to playing France. Clearly if there is any change in those final preparations, we’ve got to be smart, so we’ll definitely pre-plan. “At the end of the day you just control what you can control, so, should something happen in terms of where we play, that’s not a problem because all along we’ve focused on adapting and being flexible, being ready for any particular situation that’s thrown at us.” Moving both games would be a huge logistical challenge for World Cup organisers, with tens of thousands of travelling fans expected in Tokyo and the 70,000 capacity of the Yokohama stadium not matched by any other ground in the tournament. England have qualified for the quarter-finals but Scotland’s progression may depend on getting their game played and winning in style. Games that are cancelled are registered as scoreless draws, which means that if Ireland beat Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday then a weather-enforced two-point haul would put Gregor Townsend’s team out. England’s arrival in Japan at the start of last month coincided with the end of Typhoon Faxai, which was then the strongest storm to hit the country in more than half a century. That typhoon left Eddie Jones’s squad stranded at Narita international airport for five hours, an experience that Mitchell believes could serve them well this weekend. He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It goes back to the typhoon that was here when we arrived – we found a number of hours to create good humour and fun and enjoyment waiting for a bus then. “If that’s an example of what we’ve experienced before, making adjustments to travel to play the game somewhere else certainly won’t affect us. “We expect to play, and World Rugby I’m sure would like the game to be played. “But if that should be taken out of our hands, we will then back our very strong training methodology to prepare us in another way.” Mitchell was one of many England staff awoken early on Wednesday morning by a small earthquake in the Tokyo region, registering 4.5 on the Richter scale but with its epicentre 75km away. If that interrupted the sleep of those on the 34th floor of the team’s hotel in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, there was more reassuring news about the fitness of key number eight Billy Vunipola. Vunipola injured his left ankle in Saturday’s win over Argentina and has been wearing a surgical boot while sitting out training in the early part of this week. Mitchell, who confirmed that centre Jack Nowell has a slight hamstring injury that could rule him out of the France game, said: “You can do an ankle on the outside and you can do an ankle on the inside – Billy got tackled low, and so there’s a little bit of inflammation on the inside. “He’s progressing. We might be fortunate on the weekend; we might not be. Definitely we won’t risk him if it’s a risk. All in all, he’s going well. “If he’s not healthy on the weekend then definitely we feel he’ll be available and considered for selection for the quarters. “Jack hasn’t had much luck. He’s progressing really well, but we probably won’t risk him if we feel there’s any doubt of further injuring him.” A win over France or a cancellation would see England top their group and move into a probable quarter-final match with Australia, who knocked them out at the group stages of the last World Cup en route to the final.last_img read more

Mendi’s ‘Iron Maiden’

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE: BY PATRICK TOM PAPUA New Guinea is a country that has more than 800 languages plus 600 tribes but there is only one language that is common…they all speak the language of rugby league. Dubbed as a rugby league mad nation, the pathway to development in the game takes time, effort and hard work to develop the game in the rural areas thus; this is the case for Miriam Tahon, a woman who has committed herself to developing schoolboys’ rugby league in Mendi urban and will be going rural to reaching all corners of the Southern Highlands province in the not too distant future. When asked what inspires her to put her heart and soul into promoting the game up to her home province, the softly spoken Miriam said it’s the smiles on the children’s faces. Tahon said: “I am now satisfied that the schoolboy’s rugby league pathway program has been recognised by the PNGRFL Highlands Confederate.” Tahon told the Post Courier via phone from Mendi that she first noticed what she calls the missing link of the growing and developing junior pathway program in Mendi through the schoolboy’s rugby league concept. “When I first moved from Goroka to Mendi, I saw the need for developing rugby league at the junior level. “When I noticed that the young boys were playing this bet money rugby league matches nearly every afternoon…I said to myself that this must change. “Returning from a province like the Eastern Highlands where junior rugby league has got strong roots thus; thus I felt for the young boys in Mendi and made up my mind to create something that is more recognised and provides a pathway to the national body (PNGRFL). “So I decided to write to the PNGRFL Highlands Confederate office in Mt Hagen, Western Highland’s province and they gave me the approval to go ahead with my plans.” she said. Tahon nicknamed ‘the Blade’ by her young rugby league followers because wasted no time in putting words into action. Not only did she get the schoolboys up and running, she also established the women in league at the same time. Without any proper backing or sponsorship, Tahon never hesitated to look back with what she aspired to achieve – and was to take the junior development pathway program established to another level to break those unforeseen barriers. “At first people thought I was crazy because they thought what they saw wasn’t good and it might get the young boys out of schools. “However, I took on the challenges and never gave up on hope because I saw the interest in the young ones especially the boys was overwhelming.” she said. In 2014, Tahon started with the urban schools in Mendi town and later extended the idea to the outer LLGs in the lower and upper Mendi area by 2020. “Juggling homework with running the schoolboy’s rugby league is tough and challenging. “But, I continue to survive because I am passionate about growing and developing the game in the province. “I never thought about where I am going to be where I am today. “But now I feel proud of what I achieved within the five years since I began focusing on developing the game in the province.” Tahon is now no ordinary person in Mendi. When it comes to rugby league particularly junior rugby league development, she is a household name and on the lips of every budding footballer that has aspirations to excel in Mendi town. Through her hard-work perseverance she has built a strong base to expose their hidden potential in the game they love. “This year 2020, we moved the game up to upper Mendi LLG and to our surprise there were lots of interest shown by students and schools who wasted little time in getting their team and players registered to get the game underway within the first week. “It attracted a lot of crowds including the parents and villagers who came from afar flocking to the venues to get the glimpse of what junior rugby league is all about. “Eventually the village leaders and ward members or councilors backed me up. “That’s where I get my motivation from to continue to grow and expand the game in those places where rugby league has never being played before.” She said her aim in the next five years is to see many of her boys grow with the game and play at the highest level with the Mendi Muruks, Hela Wigmen or Enga Mioks and eventually the SP PNG Hunters and the PNG Kumuls one day. According to brief history of Mendi Schoolboys’ rugby league, she took the first Mendi team to Jiwaka who participated in two divisions, the u-18 and u-16 in 2015 where they finished third overall. In 2016 they won the Highlands Regional Schoolboys’ championships for both division u-16 and u-18. In 2017, they didn’t part take due to reasons beyond their control and then in 2018 they won the u-16 division and retained it in 2019 as well in Minj. “One of my top players was even named the Player of the Tournament and he went on to represent the Highlands confederate in the u-16 division.” She said they were also part of the Highlands Confederate teams that travelled down to Port Moresby for the National All Schools Rugby League Championships which they claimed the U16 division. Tahon was further appointed the coach for the u-14 division, where she had to travel with her male counterparts. “One of my highlights in my five year term is me creating the platform for the young boys to play to show their talents. “However, to see them making it to the representative level is something I never dreamt of achieving after last year’s Mendi Schoolboys where 14 of her players plus officials were part of the Highlands Confederate teams for all three divisions in the u-14, u-16 and u-18. “Now am proud that to see that of my boys have made it to the semi-professional level in the PNG NRLC with various franchises like Bob Tenza (Muruks), Jeremiah Pond (Muruks), Gilmore Paul (Wigmen) and Kennedy Hepet (Wigmen).” My aim is to see the game spread throughout the entire province of Southern Highlands. To those travelling down to Mendi and have got nothing to do, don’t be surprised if you see a woman in the male dominated sport getting behind the schoolboys in the game we all love, she said. In her home-township of Murumbu, it is not an NRL player or PNG NRLC player that is a house-hold name…it is the popular well known Miriam ‘the blade’ that is the talk of schoolboys.last_img read more

Smith pleads not guilty in sexual exploitation case

first_imgOn Monday, Everette Lee Smith pleaded not guilty to a myriad of sex crimes.Earlier this month, a Campbell County Grand Jury indicted Smith on 64 counts of sexual exploitation of a minorThe 26- year-old was arrested in April when the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department received information he allegedly possessed child pornography.CCSD Cpl. Joshua Jeffers went to the home where Smith was staying to investigate the allegations on April 26.  The homeowner allegedly told police he was allowing Smith to stay in the basement of the home because he was homeless, the arrest report said.Jeffers told Smith he had been informed about possible child pornography on his cellphone, according to the report.Smith allegedly denied having any pornography on his phone and allowed the officer to inspect the phone.When Smith opened the photo gallery on the phone there was one picture, which prompted Jeffers to ask for the phone. Jeffers then opened the trash file on the phone and allegedly observed nude photos of several different small young children approximately six to 10 years of age.Smith allegedly said “Wait I have pictures of my girlfriend on there,” while trying to take the phone from Jeffers. Smith had approximately 55 photos and videos of sexual activity with small children, the report said.Under state law sexual exploitation of a minor can be classified as a Class D or C felony depending on the number of images possessed by the offender. Class D convictions carry a sentence of two to 12 years per count while Class C convictions carry three to 15 years per count.His next court date is July 23.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/22/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Reeths-Puffer, Mona Shores girls golf teams battle at Forest Hills Central Invite

first_img NBC Sports Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share LocalSportsJournal.comThe Reeths-Puffer and Mona Shores girls golf teams competed in the Forest Hills Central Invitational at the Meadows Monday.The Rockets shot a team total of 348 to finish fourth, while the Sailors finished fifth with a 377.Forest Hills Northern won the title, shooting a team tournament low 324, followed by Midland (340) and St. Joesph (344).Puffer junior Avery Howard finished as a medalist, shooting an even par 73.Karlee Hallberg shot an 86 for the Rockets while Karina Vanduinen had an 87.The Sailors’ Logan Potts shot a career low 82 and finished eighth overall. Brooke Southland (88), Taylor Keessen (101), Chloe Knowlton (106) and Morgan Ralston (115) rounded out Shores’ top golfers. Displayed poorly $0.00 × Displayed poorly Not relevant A Warrior’s Heart Other Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Fox Sports Go Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY (8187) × Not relevant × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Bestseller × Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Share Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive (33138) DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY $59.99 $3.99 Bestseller Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive The League $15.29$17.99 Other Displayed poorly × Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Bestseller Bestseller Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevant (124) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Other Mail Other $0.00 Displayed poorly $26.86$49.99 Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1461) × Other $14.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … × ENDS IN Not relevant ENDS IN (35539) Shop Now (1009) (1862) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… $0.00 Other Ads by Amazon 0 DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN (22) Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Shareslast_img read more

NNL: Rafael Everton to be named as Vandrezzer FC head coach

first_imgBrazilian tactician Rafael Everton is set to be unveiled as Vandrezzer FC head coach.The 30-year-old has signed a one-year contract with the newly-founded Nigeria National League (NNL) club and will be presented to the press and Vandrezzer FC supporters at St. Theresa’s Primary School, Use Abat, at 10am on Saturday, 23 November.Everton returns to Nigeria to take up the role at the Nigeria National League club after leaving Akwa United at the end of last season. He will be reunited with the club’s assistant coach, Daniel Japheth, whom he had worked with previously at the Uyo side.Vandrezzer, who have chosen Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium as their home ground, will also unveil their signings and jerseys at the event.Made by Hexxen, the home jersey is predominantly orange, with blue trim and a three-coloured pattern at the front lower half of the shirt. The away shirt, which is complemented by navy blue shorts, is predominantly white with blue trim and a three-colored pattern at the lower part of the front.Since it was established, the club — which will compete in the NNL and the Aiteo Cup in the upcoming season — have invested heavily in facilities, equipment and personnel. Also, massive amount of money has been spent on recruiting players and training tours.Last week, the team embarked on a tour of Calabar. In the Cross River State capital, they took on Hope of Glory, Police Machine, as well as fellow NNL side Calabar Rovers.Nicknamed “The Lions of Naija”, the Ibiono side will begin their NNL campaign with a home fixture against Owerri side Jossy United on Sunday.Relatedlast_img read more

Son Heung-min gives ‘peace’ sign in Tottenham star’s first post since passing military service with flying colours

first_imgSON HEUNG-MIN made the “peace” sign in his first Instagram post since passing his South Korean military service with flying colours. The Tottenham ace is set to spend a fortnight self-isolating when he arrives back in the UK after completing his three-week training camp on the southern island of Jeju.Son Heung-Min showed the ‘peace’ sign in his first Instagram post since passing his military serviceCredit: Instagram @hm_son7Spurs star Son graduated as a top performerCredit: Instagram @hm_son7Son’s four million Insta followers were treated to his first social media post since he graduated the course as a top performer from his 157  fellow trainees. The Spurs star captioned the picture with a love heart and peace sign to let fans know that his stint with the South Korean military had gone smoothly.During his time on island, the 27-year-old marksman appropriately excelled at shooting practise, hitting ten out of ten targets in training.According to the Korea Herald, a marines corp office said: “He received the ‘Pilsung’ prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers.“All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully.”Spurs star Son graduated with flying colours Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!last_img read more

‘The Equalizer 2’ edges out ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ for box office top spot

first_imgGlen Wilson/Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) — In a weekend that marked the first time in history that eight of the top 10 films were sequels and just the second time they made up the entire top five, The Equalizer 2 topped the weekend box office, just edging out Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which was favored to debut at number one.The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua, delivered an estimated $35.8 million, opening slightly better than its predecessor, 2014’s The Equalizer, which grabbed $34.1 million.Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was right on EQ2‘s tail though, finishing in second place with an estimated $34.38 million.  The current $1.44 million difference between the two films could shrink when the final number come in Monday.Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which reunites the original cast — Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Dominic Cooper — outperformed the original’s debut by nearly $7 million.  It also posted the fourth-largest opening ever for a musical.Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation finished in third place, earning an estimated $23.3 million, followed by Ant-Man and The Wasp in fourth with an estimated $16.1 million. The latter’s earnings stateside now stand just under $165 million with an additional $21.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $335 million.Rounding out the top five is Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 with an estimated $11.5 million. It added an additional $21.6 million overseas — including the second-largest Disney Animation/Pixar opening ever in Hong Kong at $3.3 million — for a worldwide total of $335 million.  Disney is the parent company of Disney, Pixar and ABC News.The only other debut to place in the top ten is Unfriended: Dark Web, which took ninth with $3.49 million.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated box office sales:1. The Equalizer 2, $35.8 million2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, $34.38 million3. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, $23.3 million4. Ant-Man and The Wasp, $16.1 million5. Incredibles 2, $11.5 million6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, $11 million7. Skyscraper, $10.96 million8. The First Purge, $4.98 million9. Unfriended: Dark Web, $3.49 million10. Sorry to Bother You, $2.8 millionCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more