Sligo abandoned

first_img Officials initially reported the track to be fit for action following an 8.30am check, but further heavy rain coupled with an unfavourable forecast has forced them to call off Wednesday’s fixture. A Turf Club statement said: “The Turf Club has announced that the Sligo fixture scheduled for today has been abandoned due to further heavy rain and an unfavourable weather forecast for the remainder of the day. In addition there will be a further 8am course inspection to determine the prospects of racing at Sligo on Thursday.” Wednesday evening’s meeting at Sligo has been abandoned, with an 8am inspection planned for Thursday to determine prospects for that card. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cordell Hudson on attempted hurdle: ‘Not this time’

first_imgAlthough the drive eventually ended with a DeShone Kizer run for a touchdown, Hudson’s stop gave SU a chance to halt the drive in the red zone. On first down following the run, Adams was stopped up the middle by Kendall Coleman and Parris Bennett. On the next play, Coleman fell for the read option, moved toward the line and Kizer kept the ball instead of handing to Adams.Last time, Babers said Hudson should hope Jackson makes the Hall of Fame because Hudson could get a poster of the picture autographed. Now, Hudson made a play of his own, so he doesn’t have to worry about that again.“Not this time,” Hudson said. “I learned from the first time.” Comments Published on October 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+center_img EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Cordell Hudson knew the feeling of getting hurdled. He knew the steps and what it took. When Notre Dame running back Josh Adams trucked toward Hudson on the sideline, Adams stutter stepped. Hudson sniffed out the similarities to Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson’s hurdle.As Adams leapt, Hudson stayed high through his tackle and brought Adams back to the turf and avoided becoming another defensive player in someone else’s highlight reel. The catch went for 44 yards, but Adams didn’t get the exclamation point on his run that Jackson did.“I basically saw the same thing, I saw last time, so I wasn’t going to let it happen again,” Hudson said. “I saw him do a little stutter step, so I knew he was about to try to hurdle me.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textHudson became a regular on SportsCenter after Jackson hurdled him during an ESPN2 game on Friday Sept. 9. Though SU (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lost, 50-33, Hudson’s play improved throughout the game and he prevented Adams’ hurdle on Saturday at MetLife Stadium. Adams racked up 102 yards rushing and another 52 receiving for Notre Dame (2-3).MORE COVERAGE:What we learned from Syracuse’s loss to Notre DameSyracuse fizzles once again after hot startBrisly Estime provides spark on punt returnslast_img read more

Eddie Rosario injury update: Twins outfielder leaves game with sprained ankle, listed as day-to-day

first_img MLB trade rumors: Dodgers interested in at least 2 closers, including Felipe Vazquez Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees star (knee) headed to IL, not London Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario left Wednesday’s game against the Rays in the third inning with a sprained left ankle, the team announced.He is considered day-to-day. Rosario singled for his second hit of the game off Rays starter Charlie Morton, but stumbled around first base and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. He came up limping and slammed his helmet down on the ground in frustration. After a visit from Twins trainer Tony Leo, he exited the game.Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario left the game with an injury in the third inning. #MNTwins— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) June 27, 2019Rosario is a big reason the Twins lead MLB in runs scored and home runs, leading the team in home runs (20) and RBIs (60).  Related News MLB trade rumors: Twins have ‘strong interest’ in Madison Bumgarnerlast_img read more

Red Line Splash Bash held this Sunday at Wellington Aquatics Center

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The Paris Massacre—What Next?

first_imgBefore midnight last Friday the world was alarmed by the massacre of over 123 people as a result of a spate of indiscriminate shootings and suicide bomb blasts in the center of France’s glittering capital, Paris.As people enjoyed a casual Friday evening witnessing a concert and having dinner and drinks in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, gunmen and women, who claimed to be Islamists, with deadly automatic weapons, stormed the Bataclan Theatre and neighboring cafes, shooting people at random. In the end, 123 people were counted dead and over 352 people wound, 99 of whom are in critical condition.As predicted by most political and security watchers, the Islamic State (IS), whose trademark is ruthless kidnapping, killing and indiscriminate destruction, immediately claimed responsibility for the massacre.How long can the world be expected to put up with this Islamic State which, since it declared itself a caliphate in June 2014 after acquiring huge tracts of land in Syria and Iraq, has been noted for barbarity, mass killings, abductions and beheadings?But before tackling this question, we must ask another: how did the Middle East become so terribly destabilized? Without claiming to be experts in international affairs, we can say without fear of contradiction that the root of the problem has been the shortsighted policies of some Western governments, notably the United States, which perennially and blindly backed some of the most oppressive Islamic regimes, such as Iran. The USA’s backing of the Shah of Iran for so long because of oil, led to the popular Iranian Revolution in 1979 and the invasion of the US embassy in November of that year, the taking over 60 hostages, leading to the fall of the Carter administration.The second major American mistake was President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, against the better judgment of many other nations and tens of millions of his own fellow Americans. But no, GW had to invade Iraq, to avenge the alleged attempt by Saddam Hussein to kill young Bush’s father. And GW carried out his ruthless invasion under a false pretext, that Saddam had a stockpile of “weapons of mass destruction.”One of the most painful consequences of that invasion was what happened to the Christian churches in many parts of the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria. These churches had existed since the time of Peter and the other early Christian fathers. Remember, Saul, who later became the eminent Apostle Paul, was, shortly following the crucifixion of Christ, on his way to Damascus, the Syrian capital, to kill Christians. Saul was suddenly struck down by a voice from Heaven asking the very serious question, “Saul, Saul, why persecuteth thou me?”The rest is history. Saul was led to a man named Ananias, who restored Saul’s sight, renamed him Paul – who went on to become the church’s greatest Apostle. Christians have had a presence in the Middle East ever since.Say what you may of Saddam Hussein, but though himself a Muslim, he was committed to religious tolerance and vigorously protected the Christians in Iraq. Today the Christians have been run out of Iraq, and Syria, by the Islamic State. Does this make George W. Bush look like the anti Christ? Only history will tell.Another problem that has caused the Middle East to be destabilized is America’s blind support of Israel and its ruthless atrocities inflicted upon the Palestinians. This is one of the primary causes of the hate and resentment Washington experiences throughout the Middle East and the Islamic world. Heaven knows when this will end, for America seems to believe that Israel can do no wrong. Washington has done nothing to stop the Israelis from occupying Palestinian land.Perhaps the most serious cause of instability in the Middle East is Syrian President Assad who, because of his lust for power, has effectively destroyed his country and caused his own people so much pain, distress and anguish. It is he more than anyone else that has given rise to the ruthless and bloodthirsty Islamic caliphate.Finally, we lay a lot of the blame for the power that IS now has at the feet of President Barrack Obama and his timid approach to the Syrian crisis. Surely the USA is the world’s most powerful nation and leader of the also powerful Western alliance. We firmly believe that Obama, backed his committed partners, Britain, France, Germany, the EU, could have nipped IS in the bud from its very beginning. But oh! The problem of indecisiveness and the terrible consequences it is now wreaking.How long will indecisiveness cause innocent people to suffer and die?France and all other European nations, the USA and Russia must mount a joint response to terrorism from wherever it comes. Evil can be defeated, and defeated it must be. But also, America and its allies MUST be more sincere and more proactive and decisive in their dealing with the Palestinian issue. There can be no real peace in the Middle East—or anywhere else—until the Palestinian problem is fully and decisively resolved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The 5th annual Jerusalem Beer Festival will showca

first_imgThe 5th annual Jerusalem Beer Festival will showcase more than 100 breweries from around the world at Independence Park in Jerusalem, August 26-27.The festival will feature mainstream, local and boutique breweries including Erdinger (Germany), Beamish (Ireland), Lindemans (Belgium), Belhaven (Scotland) and John Smith (England). Travelers and beer aficionados will taste unique brew flavors such as strawberry and caramel.“The Jerusalem Beer Festival is a highly-anticipated event that attracts the world’s top breweries to Israel in celebration of the delicate art of beer-crafting,” says Arie Sommer, Tourism Commissioner, North and South America. “This year’s festival will include brews for both the adventurous and traditional beer drinkers.”Visitors to the festival will also experience a wide array of Israeli foods, crafts and live brewing demonstrations by local beer artisans. Also, popular Israeli band Hadag Nachash and top Israeli DJs will read more