Castlegrace lands Fortria prize at Navan | Racing News

first_imgCastlegrace Paddy proved too strong for hot favourite A Plus Tard in the Tote Fortria Chase at Navan.Henry de Bromhead’s A Plus Tard filled the runner-up spot behind Ballyoisin in last year’s renewal of the Grade Two contest – and having since won a Grade One at Leopardstown and finished a close-up third in the Ryanair at Cheltenham, he was well fancied to go one better.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – However, it was clear some way from home it was not going to be entirely straightforward for the 1-2 favourite, as he jumped stickily on occasions under Rachael Blackmore behind his pacesetting stablemate Ornua.After the latter dropped away early in the home straight, Pat Fahy’s stable star Castlegrace Paddy (9-1) took over the lead, with both A Plus Tard and Eclair De Beaufeu in hot pursuit.In the end it turned into a straight shootout and try as he might, A Plus Tard could never quite get on terms with Castlegrace Paddy, who passed the post half a length to the good in the hands of Bryan Cooper.- Advertisement – “He jumped brilliant and himself and Bryan seem to get on very well,” said Fahy.“Hopefully we can keep going in this direction. We won the Hilly Way Chase in Cork a couple of years ago, but didn’t have a great year after that, so we won’t get too carried away.“More than likely we’ll look at Leopardstown over Christmas. He’s beaten a horse there that will probably improve a lot, but so will ours – I’d rate him him a serious horse.- Advertisement – “Maybe if the ground was good you’d be looking to go up in trip, but on that sort of ground I think that (two miles) is his trip.”last_img read more

Panic as Obama’s Marine One lands at a Kenyan University

first_imghttps://twitter.com/TRENDINGKENYA/status/623439834191933440 Kenyans have taken to twitter under the hashtag #obamainkenya after  three Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys and the Marine one chopper from the US presidency landed at Kenyatta University.Panic hit the university as US President Barack Obama’s Marine One helicopter landed at the Amphitheatre for a drill on Tuesday. The helicopter, and four US marine choppers which escorted it, arrived in preparation for Obama’s landing to give a public lecture on Sunday.  Witnesses said the planes had a security drill for 10 minutes before leaving.Here are some of the tweets sharedlast_img read more

San Jose OKs ordinance boosting airport safety

first_imgPassengers from Metro Manila disembark at the Antique Airport in San Jose town last week. Mayor Elmer Untaran said the Sangguniang Bayan has approved the Public Safety and Security Ordinance to ensure the safety of aircraft, passengers and residents at the province’s airport. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE No laser beams or other bright lights shall be directed at an aircraft as it may distract or cause temporary flash blindness to the pilot during the critical phase of the flight such as landing or takeoff.The measure also adopts the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ rules and regulations that prohibit the operation of drones over 400 feet above ground level. These shall stay clear of populated areas and there would be no flying at night unless authorized. “The ordinance stipulates prohibited acts such as kite flying within the distance of eight-kilometer radius from the center of the airport,” he said. SAN JOSE, Antique – An ordinance that will ensure safety of aircraft, passengers and residents at the vicinity of the lone airport in this province is expected to take effect in August.Antique Airport – also known as Evelio Javier Airport – is located in this capital town.San Jose town Mayor Elmer Untaran said on Monday the Antique Airport Public Safety and Security Ordinance authored by Councilor Nestor Israel was approved by the Sangguniang Bayan last July 9 and will take effect 15 days after its publication in a local newspaper.center_img “No burning of materials within a 12-kilometer radius from the airport as such activity will lower or cause to lower the visibility in the airport,” Untaran added. Violators will be meted the following fines or penalties: P500 for first offense; P1,000 and four hours of community service for second offense; and P2,500 and six-month to one-year imprisonment at the discretion of the court for third offense.Untaran emphasized the ordinance is necessary considering that the airport has just resumed flights on July 15. Its operations stopped starting last March 16 as part of the enhanced community quarantine orders to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Philippine Airlines (PAL) flew passengers in this province from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last July 15 following the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s lifting of travel ban for LSIs.PAL is the only aircraft carrier operating commercial flights in this province so far./PNlast_img read more

Syracuse-Clemson football to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2

first_img Published on October 30, 2016 at 11:48 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse and No. 3 Clemson will kickoff on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from Memorial Stadium in South Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday. The game will broadcast on ABC/ESPN2.The times are usually announced on the Monday more than a week before the games, but ESPN exercised its six-day option on that and other ACC games.The Orange (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a much-needed bye week and has won two games in a row. Clemson (8-0, 4-0) narrowly escaped No. 12 Florida State on Saturday, winning 37-34 on the road. The Tigers needed a touchdown with two minutes left to complete the come-from-behind victory.Syracuse fell to then-No. 1 Clemson, 37-27, in the Carrier Dome last year. SU pulled within one score in the fourth quarter. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Driving test safety precautions

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — In March driving schools in Michigan had to close their facilities because of the COVID–19 pandemic.According to Stroia School of Driving Instructor, Timothy Witman, since May its been difficult keeping up with their scheduling because of the backlog.Stroia implemented precautions which entailed wearing masks and also sanitizing their own vehicles but one test taker who preferred to test in his own van had other concerns.Witman said he takes other safety measures when riding in a personal vehicle.He also said while the backlog is keeping them very busy, he enjoys what he does and feels safe.The enjoyable part for the test taker is when they pass.For more information on a list of precautions to take when using your personal vehicle, you can visit www.stroiaschoolofdriving.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bipartisan agreement approved for K-12 students return to schoolNext Second mural of the summer completed in Downtown Alpenalast_img read more