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SINGLE TICKET PAYS $319,148 AS SANTA ANITA THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL ATTRACTS $322,648 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ TOTALING $432,490

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017)–With a carryover from Sunday of $71,437 to take aim at, punters wagered $322,648 in “new money” Thursday, which coupled with a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $38,404, created a total Santa Anita Pick Six pool of $432,490.Purchased for $648.00 through TwinSpires.com, there was just one winning ticket Thursday and it was worth a whopping $319,148.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  The Pick Six will begin with race three, which has an approximate post time of 2 p.m. PT. SINGLETON PURCHASED THROUGH TWINSPIRES.COM FOR $648.00last_img

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019

first_img24 45 41% Joseph Talamo125 3rd 1st 8 11 42% $459,889 9 Peter Eurton43 Bob Baffert58 ITM% Money Won Joel Rosario200 Agapito Delgadillo55 7 26% 1st 10 8 11 17% $384,127 Mark Glatt63 18 $2,383,086 35% 4 $482,030 Peter Miller101 26 18 8 $1,274,293 Simon Callaghan30 23 10 44% 19 $201,484 7 Mike Smith67 Flavien Prat173 11 6 4 Richard Baltas102 60% 26 10 19 3rd 15% 40% 27% 40% 14% 13% 20 10% 55% 17 J. Keith Desormeaux53 Assael Espinoza111 43% 23 $307,251 16 25 Ruben Fuentes80 10 Win% 16 13% $868,953 McKINZIE TOTES HIGH WEIGHT OF 123 IN BIG ‘CAP Mario Gutierrez95 13 8 34 $1,103,457 11 10 41% 18 23 24% Win% $940,770 16 10 Heriberto Figueroa165 11 8 17% $872,079 $329,972 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Edwin Maldonado65 34% 12 11% 8 $1,113,837 5 26 10 16% $587,067 3 2nd Kent Desormeaux89 51% Drayden Van Dyke130 William E. Morey56 13 $1,036,157 $805,204 23 13 51% 8 11% 12% 59% 41% 8 Philip D’Amato87 $764,428 58% $2,718,176 $243,390 TrainerMts 9 2nd SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT UP TO $549,038 15% Money Won 9 Doug O’Neill159 37% 40% Rafael Bejarano133 McKINZIE, GIFT BOX TOP WEIGHTS IN BIG ‘CAPMultiple Grade I winner McKinzie, who finished second by a half-length as the 1-2 favorite in the Feb. 2 San Pasqual Stakes under 123 pounds, has been assigned one pound less for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino at a mile and a quarter.Next on the list is Gift Box at 122 pounds, the same weight the six-year-old son of Twirling Candy carried winning the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on Dec. 26.Among others expected in Santa Anita’s marquee race for older horses offering $600,000 in purse money are Dabster (118 pounds, Joe Talamo), Mongolian Groom (114, Geovanni Franco), and Noble Commander (115, Flavien Prat).Mike Smith rides McKinzie, while Joel Rosario retains the mount on Gift Box.Smith, still on top of his game at 53, is enjoying a sensational Winter Meet while remaining highly selective with his mounts.Through 40 days, the Hall of Fame member has 23 wins from 67 rides, a gaudy 34 percent. More remarkably, he is the show bettors’ salvation, finishing in the money 22 additional times, a total of 45, for an average of 67 percent.Fans will be treated to five stakes Saturday, greatest interest focusing on the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes expected to match Bob Baffert’s two leading undefeated Triple Crown contenders, champion Game Winner and Improbable in the Grade II test.Additionally, the prestigious Frank E. Kilroe Mile with Grade I status will be showcased on turf; the Grade II San Carlos Stakes will attract sprint stars going seven furlongs; and for good measure, three-year-old fillies will vie in the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on grass.First post time on Big ‘Cap Day will be 12 noon.LEADING SOPHS VIE IN ATTRACTIVE SAN FELIPE STAKESThe eyes and ears of the racing world will be on Santa Anita Saturday, specifically the most attractive and intriguing three-year-old race to date this year, the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and one-sixteenth.Worth 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, the San Felipe is expected to bring together two undefeated Kentucky Derby favorites, champion Game Winner and Improbable, each trained by two-time Triple Crown king and five-time Run for the Roses winner Bob Baffert.Understandably, trainers are not waiting in line to enter against the two heavyweights, although Jerry Hollendorfer is an exception. The Hall of Fame conditioner, third all-time in career victories with 7,577, has Sham Stakes winner Gunmetal Gray set to tackle Baffert’s dynamic duo.A gray son of Exchange Rate owned in part by Hollendorfer, Gunmetal Gray has been beaten twice by Game Winner, running second by 4 ½ lengths in the Grade I American Pharoah last Sept. 29 and fifth by 12 ½ lengths in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 2.Mike Smith, who was aboard for the one mile Sham on Jan. 5, coming from seventh and last while four wide to score by a length, will be back aboard in the San Felipe.Hollendorfer’s leading Triple Crown candidate, Instagrand, makes his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct this Saturday.“He’ll work here Tuesday and ship Wednesday,” Hollendorfer said of the son of Into Mischief, winner of his two starts by a combined margin of just over 20 lengths. Javier Castellano has the mount in the Gotham which will be decided over a one-turn mile.Working on Santa Anita’s training track Sunday for the San Felipe was Easy Shot, who went four furlongs in company for Keith Desormeaux in a bullet 49 flat, the same time given stablemate Speedette.Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer, bound for the Big ‘Cap, also went in 49 for Desormeaux.OHIO STATES HIS CASE FOR GRADE I VICTORYBargain claim Ohio goes for his first Grade I victory Saturday in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf. Taken by Michael McCarthy for $50,000 last June 10, the eight-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding was third in the Grade II City of Hope Mile, won the restricted Cotton Fitzsimmons at Turf Paradise, and was second by a half-length in the Grade III Thunder Road,“Everything’s status quo,” McCarthy said, alluding to his training regimen during the recent wet weather. “Luckily enough the rain hasn’t hampered our situation too much. We got a nice work into him on Friday (four furlongs in 47:80).“He runs turf, dirt, whatever.”Others expected for the Kilroe include Caribou Club (Joe Talamo), Desert Stone (Geovanni Franco) Hunt (no rider), River Boyne (Flavien Prat) and True Valour (Andrea Atzeni).GIANT EXPECTATIONS BACK SPRINTING IN SAN CARLOSGiant Expectations shortens up to seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes after seven straight routes at a mile or a longer.Not to worry, says Peter Eurton.“He’s done well doing that on occasion,” the trainer said of the six-year-old full horse bred in New York, a two-time Grade II winner and earner of more than a million dollars. “In the Pat O’Brien he shortened up and ran a huge race, probably the best race he’s ever run.”That was in August of 2017 when he rallied from sixth under Gary Stevens to win the seven furlong race by a length and a half.Joel Rosario, who rode the son of First Giant for the first time last out finishing third on a sloppy track in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/8 miles Feb. 2, rides back Saturday.Also expected for the San Carlos are Ax Man (Drayden Van Dyke), Dr. Dorr (Joe Talamo), Kanthaka (Flavien Prat), St. Joe Bay (Victor Espinoza) and Touching Rainbows (Tiago Pereira).St. Joe Bay worked five furlongs on a fast main track Sunday in 59.80 for John Sadler.SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $549,038          Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot continues to grow, as a Jackpot carryover of $549,038 awaits fans today.The Rainbow Six begins with race four, with an approximate post time of 2:46 p.m. PT.The $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, for older horses bred or sired in California at one mile, highlights Sunday’s program and it has been carded as race five.With $156,029 in “new” money wagered helping to create a total Jackpot pool Saturday of $669,346, there were 335 consolation tickets, each worth $248.50.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Irish Heatwave works 4 furlongs (Desormeaux)St. Joe Bay (Outside) and  Acker works 5 furlongs (Sadler)Easy Shot (Outside) and  Speedette works 4 furlongs (Desormeaux)Always Forgiven (Outside),  Beautiful Shot (Middle) and  Ocean Fury works 4 furlongs (Desormeaux)Campaign works 6 furlongs (Sadler)Quite A Starlett works 3 furlongs (Stute)Shedrow Stroll:  Lava Man (O’Neill)Quick Questions With Jockey  Joseph TalamoEnaya Alrabb works 6 furlongs (O’Neill)-3/01/19Dream Tree works 6 furlongs (Baffert)-3/01/19Bellafina works 4 furlongs (Callaghan)-3/01/19Kanthaka works 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer)-3/01/19Instagrand preparing for San Felipe Stakes Mar. 9 (Hollendorfer)-2/25/19Improbable working 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/25/19Game Winner (outside) works 6 Furlongs with  Dr. Dorr (Baffert)-2/25/19FINISH LINES: Congratulations to apprentice Jorge Velez on winning his first race at Santa Anita yesterday aboard Just Be Held for trainer Craig Dollase in the third event. “It felt good,” said the native of Puerto Rico, who came back to win the seventh on Coil to Strike for trainer Bill Morey . . . Impressive maiden winner Bizwhacks runs Saturday in the Grade III Honeybee at 1 1/16 miles for three-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park. Mario Gutierrez has the mount on the daughter of Fed Biz trained by Doug O’Neill for J. Paul Reddam . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but resume live action Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m. There will be simulcast wagering Wednesday with free general admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 11 $1,420,321 16 21 ‘EXPECTATIONS’ ARE HIGH FOR THE SAN CARLOS 12 20 49% 7 9 17% 50% 18 15% 19% 8 38% 19 9 11 9 62% 24 Aaron Gryder54 14 44% 21% Geovanni Franco172 50% $1,102,351 33% 17 14 42% 30 $1,378,736 28 John Sadler69 11 16 19% $493,437 Jeff Mullins47 16% $446,927 67% $343,458 2 ITM% 13 41% BARGAIN CLAIM OHIO IS SET FOR GRADE I KILROE 53% 4 ALL EYES ON THE SAN FELIPE STAKES SATURDAY 10% 2 26% 21 18% 19% 7 24% 47% Jerry Hollendorfer84 $682,662 37% 9 $1,074,074 50% 10 JockeyMts $1,055,318 18 57% $245,730 $481,198 14% 13% 6 (Current Through Saturday, March 2) 23 20 $1,042,146 10 34 Vladimir Cerin49 32% 13% 18% 15 12 $296,979 Steve Knapp48 12 18% 8 47 19% $989,304 Richard Mandella38 26 3 8 Tyler Baze181 Tiago Pereira141 35last_img read more

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‘Like champions:’ UST posts emotional win to end nightmare season

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES “We were beaten, but we continue to fight until we get the win. We always fall short, but even though we’re losing, we still stick together, go back in training, and try to correct our mistakes.”The 20-year-old was also touched to see the support of the UST community, which came out at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the team’s final game.“For me, whenever they cheer, it’s really a big boost for us, especially when we got the lead. I feel like we have someone backing us up and won’t let us down. So we don’t want to let them down,” he said.And as UST turns the page and move on from this nightmare of a campaign, Lee is hopeful that the Growling Tigers will be a much better team.“This is not just for coach Boy, but also for the whole UST community,” he said. “I hope whatever we endured will be a lesson for us, an inspiration for the next season. I hope we can recover next year.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny READ: UST averts winless season, beats UEThe win also marked the end of one of the darkest times in the school’s rich basketball history after the Tigers dropped their first 13 games of the season-17 straight dating back to last season-easily their worst performance in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter the buzzer, Lee shared a moment with his coach Boy Sablan, who took majority of the flak for all the losing.“We endured a lot and that made us players closer to coach because we always want to make up for the losses,” said the 5-foot-8 playmaker.center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas may have had a tumultuous season, but Marvin Lee found relief after the Growling Tigers escaped the ignominy of ending UAAP Season 80 without a win.“It feels good to win. It’s like we feel like champions. I just thank the Lord because he fulfilled my wish for us to win at least one, that we won’t be 0-14,” said the UST captain a thrilling 88-85 victory over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pasaol pleased with UE’s campaign despite 3-11 recordlast_img read more

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11 homeless after fire guts 2 buildings

first_imgA fire of unknown origin has completely destroyed two buildings on Bishop Street, between Princes and Norton Streets, Georgetown leaving at least 11 people homeless and millions of dollars in losses.The fire reportedly started about 18:30h in the upper flat of the Lot 32 Bishop Street home and quickly spread to the other building.The blazing fire at the Bishop Street homes on Wednesday eveningBased on reports received, the house in which the fire started was occupied by two families.The first apartment was occupied by a deejay, Clifton Mosley, and his wife, Gloria Barry, while the other apartment was occupied by the couple’s grandchildren.According to Barry, she left her apartment and went into the yard to fetch some water and within minutes, she saw smoke billowing from the upper flat of the apartment. She immediately raised an alarm and ran to safety. Her grandchildren also made it to safety.Speaking with Guyana Times at the scene, Mosley  related that he was out and as he returned home, he saw heavy smoke in the air and upon enquiring, he was told that his house was on fire. The devastated man, who sat on his motorcycle helplessly, stated that everything that he worked for over the years went up in flames.He noted that his most prized possession, his laptop computer was in the house. He could not say what started the fire, but he was thankful that no one was injured.One man who noticed the fire during its initial stage explained that he immediately went to assist several people who had already formed a bucket brigade, but owing to the dryness of the wood, the houses were quickly engulfed.  He further explained that by the time the firefighters arrived at the scene, one of the houses was already unsalvageable and they concentrated on the nearby houses.He is of the belief if the firefighters had used the Princes Street entrance, they could have saved the second building, but they used the Norton Street entrance.At the scene, Divisional Operations Officer Compton Sparman told media operatives that the Guyana Fire Service received the call about 18:30h and deployed four units, including two bowsers with almost 4000 gallons of water.Nevertheless, he noted that as the firefighters assessed the fire, they had to tap into a water source since there were no fire hydrants. He noted that the firefighters worked extremely hard to save the nearby buildings, adding that the area is known for its circle breeze effect.On this note, he recalled that 13 buildings were destroyed in the same area as a result of the circle breeze effect and as such, commended the firefighters for their exemplary work to contain the blaze.Meanwhile, at least two persons who occupied nearly buildings were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions are listed as stable. Officials of the Guyana Fire Service have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire while members of the Guyana Police Force were seen taking statements from the occupants of the houses.This is the third fire for the week. On Sunday, three people, including a one-year-old perished in a fire at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, after the house was purposely set ablaze. On Tuesday, another house was set alight by a jilted man at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara.last_img read more

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THAG endorses Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee

first_img12th Annual Guyana Cup…Over the past 12 editions of the Guyana Cup, the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee has been expanding to cater to increasing numbers of visitors – new and returning – having received approximately 12,000 at last year’s event.The Tourism and Hospitality Association (THAG) was pleased to endorse the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee in its hosting of the 12th Annual Guyana Cup in collaboration with the Rising Sun Turf Club on August 19, 2018.The Annual Guyana Cup is a successful tourism event in its own right having been responsible for bringing a unique niche of visitors to the destination following the offspring of their internationally bred horses from the USA, Suriname, Trinidad, Canada and other locations.It is with delight that THAG endorses this sporting tourism initiative hosted by the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee and proposes that it should be addedTHAG members during their meeting with the Cup’s Organising Committee membersas a calendar event for fans of horse- racing and families alike seeking new experiences while in Guyana.Sport tourism refers to the experience of travel to engage in or view sport-related activities. It is generally recognised that there are three types of sport tourism including sport event tourism, active sport tourism, and nostalgia sport tourism.Sport event tourism includes hallmark events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup football championships. Since the early 1990s, international sporting events such as the World Cups and the Olympic Games were actively promoted as tourist attractions bringing large numbers of people to the destination following their team or in this case, favourite horse.In addition to these major hallmark events, sponsored tournaments such as the IPL Twenty20 cricket and tennis have also joined the plethora of this spectator-based sector of sport tourism. Similarly, tourism associated with professional sport teams and athletics namely the Digicel Meet in Jamaica are part of this type of sports tourism. Who is to say that the Annual Guyana Cup cannot attain these heights?Given that the Cup is a family-oriented and key tourism event for Berbice, THAG encourages all patrons to have a designated driver; if you drink, drink responsibly and travel safely when departing the event.last_img read more

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‘Trophies matter’, says Mourinho ahead of Liverpool clash

first_imgThe 18-times English champions have won just one prize in the past 12 years — the League Cup under Kenny Dalglish in 2012 — despite featuring in two European finals.Mourinho won the Europa League and FA Cup in his first season at Old Trafford but ended last season empty-handed and his team are lagging 16 points behind Klopp’s side in this season’s title race.“I think trophies matter, yeah,” said Mourinho. “I think it matters, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophies.“I think sometimes just to say it is not very intelligent. But when you have the potential you have nothing to hide.“I don’t read much but I think they (Liverpool) have said that their objective is to win the Premier League,” he added.Even though Klopp has yet to win silverware at Anfield, Mourinho acknowledges that the Liverpool manager has built a team in his own image, full of attacking intent.By contrast, the United manager believes he is still a long way from having a team that reflects the way he wants to play.“A football team is not just about spending the money,” said Mourinho. “A football team is a little bit like a house. A house is not just about buying your furniture. You have to do work on the house and when it’s ready you buy the furniture.“You spend money on the best possible furniture and then you are ready to live in an amazing house.”– Injury toll –Mourinho faces taking a depleted squad to Anfield on Sunday, with several players battling to recover from the injuries that kept them out of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat in Valencia.Defender Victor Lindelof and forward Alexis Sanchez will definitely miss the game as they continue to recover from hamstring injuries.Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Marcos Rojo will be assessed to ascertain whether they can return against Liverpool.Goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Nemanja Matic, who were rested against Valencia, will return, but United’s manager remains unsure how many players he will have to choose from.“In Valencia, only De Gea and Matic were available to play and didn’t travel by decision,” he said.“Apart from that, the other players who didn’t travel were not fit to play in Valencia. All of them had injuries and they were not ready.“All of them didn’t train yesterday again and today there will be a little introduction to training — I don’t want to say test — to see the answer, to see if we can increase it a little bit tomorrow to have them available for Sunday. I hope that some will be available but for sure some will not be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is preparing his depleted Manchester United squad for a Premier League clash against Liverpool © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Jose Mourinho says success is best measured in trophies as he prepares to take his injury-hit Manchester United squad to high-flying Liverpool on Sunday.Liverpool are top of the Premier League before the weekend round of matches but have yet to win a trophy under the management of Jurgen Klopp, who has been in charge since October 2015.last_img read more

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SUMMER IS HERE! READ OUR GUIDE TO DONEGAL’S GREATEST FESTIVALS

first_imgThe weather is set to take a turn for the better and with summer finally here, it means that festival time is nearly upon us.Here in this article for donegaldaily.com KATRINA DEVINE rounds up some of the best Donegal festivals this year.Sea Sessions Bundoran 24th-26th June: Donegal’s very own camping, music and surf festival. The highlights of this year’s line-up include Ziggy Marley, Bell X1, Grandmaster Flash and The Go! Team. Day and weekend tickets are available from Xtra Vision, HMV or online. Rory Gallagher Festival 2011 2nd-5th June: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival that celebrates the international legend. This year’s line-up includes the Eric Bell Band, Jan Akkerman Band and Martin Carthy. Joining those greats are many tribute acts performing at various locations in Ballyshannon.Seafest 1st-3rd July: The land based activities of Seafest such as walks, games and theatre will happen in Rathmullan. On the water, there will be the Lough Swilly Regatta and the Saldanha Cup Regatta. There will also be taster lessons in wind surfing and paddle boarding. The festival also aims to promote local produce so there will be plenty of food on offer.Buncrana Music Festival 21st-24th July: Donegal’s second biggest town hosts one of the most eclectic mixes of traditional and modern. This year’s festival includes Bobby Kimball of Toto and Irish sensation Mundy. The music runs alongside daytime events like treasure hunts and the annual festival 5k.Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival 29th-31st July: After Ballyshannon recovers from the Rory Gallagher festival; the town will host a weekend of folk and traditional music. This year’s line-up includes Frankie Gavin & De Dannan and Finbar Furey. The festival will also hold instrument workshops and other events. Rathmullan festival 29th-31st July: The August bank holiday also plays host to the Rathmullan Community Festival. The festival features music, workshops and a parade. There are plenty of activities for children including a treasure hunt. The programme has not been finalised yet but it is safe to say there will be something for everyone.Moville Regatta 31st July-1st August: Yachts, dinghies, drontheims (Greencastle Yawl), foyle class punts, rowing races and kayaking can all be enjoyed at the annual event. Monday the 1st of August will have children’s sports on The Green. There will also be music and craic to be enjoyed over the weekend in the hotels and pubs of Moville.Kilcar Fleadh 6th-13th August: This is a must for all traditional music lovers. The annual weeklong Fleadh hosts some of the best Irish music performers in Donegal. There will workshops in fiddle, accordion and tin whistle. There are also workshops in traditional singing and dancing.A taste of Donegal Food Festival 2011 26th – 28th August: Seanator David Norris will open the festival on Friday 26th and Barbara Edwards will provide music. The Marquee will be open from 11am on Saturday and will feature exhibiters from Donegal and all over Ireland. There will also be cookery demonstrations and celebrity chef appearances. It is a great opportunity to experience some of the best artisan food producers that Ireland has to offer.Donegal Shore Festival 1st-5th September: Daniel O Donnell will open the festivities in Kincasslagh. The other line-up highlights include Hugo Duncan, Margo, Shaun Cuddy, John McNicoll and Micheal English. A must for Daniel fans near and far. * Are you involved in community events or festivals? Send the details to us on info@donegaldaily.comSUMMER IS HERE! READ OUR GUIDE TO DONEGAL’S GREATEST FESTIVALS was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal festivalsdonegaldaily.comlast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL

first_imgAnother chamber music recital is in preparation for this Sunday afternoon 11th of May at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.The Donegal Chamber Music Society continues with its popular Sunday afternoon concerts “Sundays in Conwal”, once more with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet, the resident ensemble of the series.Started in 2012, this series has increased both in numbers and variety of events, attracting regular classical music goers from as far as Culdaff, Crolly, Fanad, Derry and Strabane who gather together every month to enjoy another recital in this historic church in the Cathedral Town. For this occasion, the Donegal Camerata String Quintet will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir (conducted by Graham Harrison) and by Bass singer Brian McKeever, known to many people in Donegal and now living in Cavan.Graham Harrison has been involved in music making in Letterkenny for more than 30 years now; music lovers recall his Cathedral Boys Choir, the former Glendoon Singers and, more recently, the Conwal Singers, and his multi-instrumental skills.In 2012 he was appointed organist in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, continuing its musical tradition with his expert knowledge of the repertory. Less known, perhaps, are his composing skills; his songs for Bass and Violin, inspired by the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, will be performed by Brian McKeever (bass) and the leader of the Donegal Camerata, Hungarian born violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership).The String Quintet will perform music by Antonio Vivaldi, Samuel Barber, Leopold Mozart and Vincent Kennedy (CMC). At the end of the concert the ensemble will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir, which will present music by Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Eccard and Jacques Berthier. Admission: €10 / €5. Tickets available at the door.ProgramAntonín Dvorak: Waltz in A Major, Op. 54 No. 1Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings, Op. 11Antonio Vivaldi: Largo from “The Winter” Op. 8 No. 4 Charles Hubert Parry: Two Intermezzi for String TrioGeorg Friedrich Händel: Sarabande / Gottfried Heinrich Stölze: BourréeOisin and Ross Skinnader, cellos (DMEP’s students)Vincent Kennedy: Memories for two violins Leopold Mozart: Divertimento for strings in D MajorGraham Harrison: Three Kavanagh Songs for Bass and ViolinGabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean RacineJohannes Eccard: When Mary to the Temple wentJacques Berthier: Laudate Dominumhttp://donegalchambermusic.blogspot.ie/ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL was last modified: May 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:conwalDonegal Chamber Music SocietyMUSICSt Eunan’s Cathedral ChoirSundayslast_img read more

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Mice pitch woo like songbirds do

first_imgST. LOUIS – Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard. Scientists have known for decades that male lab mice produce high-frequency sounds – undetectable by human ears – when they pick up the scent of a female mouse. This high-pitched babble is presumably for courtship, although scientists are not certain. But it turns out those sounds are more complex and interesting than previously thought. “It soon became … apparent that these vocalizations were not random twitterings but songs,” said researcher Timothy Holy. “There was a pattern to them. They sounded a lot like bird songs.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week To make their point, the researchers provided audio recordings of the sounds, which have been modified for human ears. The recordings do indeed sound birdlike. The findings by the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are published online Tuesday in the journal Public Library of Science Biology. If the analysis by the researchers is confirmed, mice can be added to the short list of creatures that sing in the presence of the opposite sex, including songbirds, humpback whales, porpoises, insects and, possibly, bats. “There was joy in this discovery,” Holy said. “We didn’t expect it.” The finding opens the possibility of using mice to study and develop treatments for autism and other communication disorders, said Holy, the lead author and assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the university’s medical school. Bird song, how it is perceived and learned, is used to understand how the human brain works. But some questions might be posed better with mice, for experimental convenience, he said. If it is true that the male mice are producing songs, it raises questions about how their sounds develop and whether mice – like birds – are able to learn new sounds, said animal communication expert Peter Marler, a behavioral neurobiologist at University of California, Davis. He said “extraordinarily little” is known about how the human brain helps people learn to speak. “We don’t know even where to look in the (human) brain,” he said. “If it were to turn out that (mice) songs are learned, and that parts of the brain are involved in learning, that might open a new area of investigation.” Marler said the only mammals known to learn new sounds are whales and porpoises, and “they’re not exactly ideal for study.” Holy and co-author Zhongsheng Guo were studying the brain response in male mice to chemical signals emitted by female mice. The mice sounds were not audible to humans without technical amplification. Initially, researchers recorded the sounds with a microphone, stored them in a computer and converted them to an image. Later, they developed a way to hear the sounds by recording them on tape and reconstructing them four octaves lower. Holy said the mice sounds met two key criteria for song – distinct syllables and recurring themes, “like the melodic hook in a catchy tune.” He said their finding is not just perception, but a “very careful quantitative analysis of sounds.” Holy said adult bird songs are much more practiced, predictable and refined than those of mice, but even birds don’t start out as great singers. They learn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr on emulating Spurs’ success: ‘It may be a pipe dream’

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Perhaps the many wine-tasting sessions with Gregg Popovich have brought Steve Kerr more clarity. So too, perhaps, did the meetings here last week with Popovich and his Team USA coaching staff.Kerr hopes the Warriors can mirror the San Antonio Spurs’ long-term success by emulating a team-oriented culture and continually building around three star players. Can the Warriors do it, though?“It may be a pipe dream, honestly,” Kerr said.Reaching the NBA Finals five years in a row, as …last_img

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