Past The Finishing Post

first_imgTrack: Good Weather: Fine CASH POT “KENT” TROPHY Race 1 1000 M (R) (Purse $690,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW3) *1. #9 MR. LYNDHURST OWalker 54.0 $103.00 2. #3 HOLOGRAM SHADOW RRoman4 53.0 1-1/4L 3. #7 KIMBERLY GOLD AntThomas 52.0 6-1/4L 4. #8 CONCUR JPatterson 54.0 1-1/4L Final Time : 1:01.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.0 Winner : 5yo b gelding – STORM CRAFT – LADY TARKARI Trainer: RYAN DARBY Owner : RAPHAEL E GORDON Bred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P Qu: $104.00 Ex: $279.00 Tri: $177.00 Superfecta: $668.00 CASH POT “BONANZA” TROPHY Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO(NW3)&NB5YO(MDN) 1. #8 MILAGRO TFoster4 53.0 $111.00 $64.00 2. #4 PRINCESS STATISTIC RLahoe 53.5 2-1/4L $147.00 3. #3 TEISHA’S DREAM WHenry 53.0 3L $370.00 4. #5 NO MONEY FRIEND DThompson4 51.5 Head 5. #6 JAMAICAN CITIZEN RSmith4 51.0 4L DNF #9 SONADOR EXPRESS JPatterson 52.0 9/1 Late scratch : #10 PRINCESS BRIANNA Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0 Winner : 4yo ch colt – PERFORMING MAGIC – MORGHYN Trainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : CARLTON WATSON Bred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD. Qu: $652.00 Ex: $957.00 D/E: $201.00 Tri: $2,907.00 Superfecta: $28,295.00 Hi-5 Carry-over: $49,221.25 CASH POT “XTRA” TROPHY Race 3 1400 M (Purse $870,000) NB3YO MDN.COND.-NOT FINISHED 2nd-4th in NON-RESTRICTED MDN. 1. #13 CRUCIAL’S TREASURE CMamdeen4 49.0 $320.00 $112.00 2. #8 STALLWALKIN’GIRL HLewis 51.5 2-1/2L $168.00 3. #11 LUMINOUS POWER JPatterson 52.0 3-1/2L $85.00 4. #12 GOLDEN EMPEROR GRichards 53.5 2-1/2L 5. #6 STACYSLADY CBrown 52.0 4-1/2L Final Time : 1:29.1 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, 1:14.1 Winner : 3yo b filly – CRUCIAL TRIAL – PRIVATE TRIAL Trainer : RENEX BURRELL Owner : LLOYD SALMON Bred by TREVOR JAMES Qu: $1,963.00 Ex: $5,368.00 D/E: $916.00 Tri: $3,286.00 Superfecta: $34,900.00 Hi-5: $224,757.00 Rolling Triple: $2,249.00 CASH POT “SPRINT” TROPHY Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES *1. #1 ANOTHER VIGOROUS SEllis 55.0 $100.00 $55.00 2. #8 NUCLEAR FLIGHT WHenry 53.0 1-1/2L $63.00 3. #2 MY SISTER DDawkins 50.0 1-1/4L $63.00 4. #5 EL PROFESOR OWalker 54.0 2-1/4L Late scratch : #7 PRINCESS ZELLA Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 23.0, 45.3 Winner : 3yo b gelding – LEGAL PROCESS – MISS NICKELS Trainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : LLOYD DAVIS Bred by NEW BLUE LTD. Qu: $101.00 Ex: $193.00 D/E: $841.00 Tri: $118.00 Superfecta: $423.00 Rolling Triple: $2,265.00 CASH POT “RAKE” TROPHY Race 5 1200 M (Purse $620,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) 1. #6 CALL TO DUTY OWalker 54.0 $239.00 $173.00 2. #7 EXPLOSIVE CHARGE ODonegal 55.0 2L $353.00 3. #11 LOLA GREY GRichards 54.0 1-1/4L $163.00 *4. #4 SILVER SURF DDawkins 56.0 1L 5. #8 TWILIGHT PRINCESS HPottinger 51.0 1-1/4L DNF #2 GENUINE ARTICLE JInnis 54.0 Final Time : 1:18.0 Splits : 24.3, 49.2 Winner : 5yo ch gelding – LIQUIDITY – P.W’S CHOICE Trainer : LEROY FRANCIS Owner : DAVID GRAHAM Bred by PAUL CLIFTON WRIGHT Qu: $2,962.00 Ex: $5,142.00 D/E: $757.00 Tri: $5,707.00 Superfecta: $48,314.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $79,173.25 Rolling Triple: $14,413.00 CASH POT “ONLY ONE FOR ME” TROPHY Race 6 1200 M (Purse $3,250,000) NB2-Y-O GRADED STAKES 1. #2 TOP SHELF HPottinger 52.5 $1584.00 $177.00 *2. #5 CASUAL DRINK DDawkins 52.5 2L $64.00 3. #10 PRINCESS ANNIE JInnis 50.0 2L 91.00 4. #7 BALTUSROL DCardenas 54.0 2L 5. #9 TREVOR’S CHOICE GRichards 54.0 4-1.2L Final Time : 1:14.1 Splits : 23.1, 47.2 Winner : 2yo ch filly – SOUL WARRIOR – FIRST CHOICE Trainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLES Bred by DWIGHT CHEN, ONEIL MARKLAND & DENNIS CHIN-YOU Qu: $825.00 Ex: $5,530.00 D/E: $38,650.00 Tri: $5,990.00 Superfecta: $51,277.00 Hi-5: $29,972.00 Rolling Triple: $159,913.00 Pick-5 : Carry-over: $748,585.50 Single Winner Bonus : $408,250.05 Super-6: $1,739.00 Carry-over : $1,268,206.88 CASH POT “PLAY IT” TROPHY Race 7 1200 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE *1. #1 WITHOUT EXCEPTION OWalker 52.0 $98.00 $78.00 2. #7 ZEPHYR SRichardson4 53.0 3/4L $225.00 3. #8 PRINCESS EMANUELLE AChatrie 51.5 1-3/4L $228.00 4. #2 HONEY RYDA STownsend4 50.0 Sh.Head 5. #9 BIRDIE MY LOVE RLewis4 51.5 Neck Final Time : 1:13.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.3 Winner : 3yo b colt – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAH Trainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : IAN K KONG Bred by WINSTON KONG Qu: $956.00 Ex: $1,389.00 D/E: $7,077.00 Tri: $3,094.00 Superfecta: $4,463.00 Hi-5: $27,709.00 Rolling Triple: $52,018.00 Pick-4: $180,516.00 Single Winner Bonus : $1,135,704.05 CASH POT “WIN IT” TROPHY Race 8 1100 M (Purse $680,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3O/T) *1. #6 ICE COLD DCardenas 52.0 $118.00 $62.00 2. #1 STORM VALLEY TFoster4 50.5 1-1/4L $112.00 3. #4 DEAL MARKER WHenry 51.0 1-1/2L $103.00 4. #5 ZI BEAST DSatchell4 52.0 1-1/2L Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.2 Winner : 4yo ch gelding – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – CAUCHEE Trainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGH Bred by DERICK LATIBEAUDIERE O.J Qu: $339.00 Ex: $487.00 D/E: $176.00 Tri: $455.00 Superfecta: $761.00 Rolling Triple: $28,742.00 CASH POT “CANTER” TROPHY Race 9 1400 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE 1. #5 QUEENS HIGHWAY AntThomas 54.0 $177.00 $69.00 2. #6 DREAMINGOFANNA PFrancis 51.5 1/2L $105.00 *3. #2 GIACONDA RRoman4 49.0 3-1/2L $59.00 4. #4 ISOTOPE RSmith4 51.0 2-1/4L Final Time : 1:28.4 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, 1:13.4 Winner : 3yo ch filly – SILENT VALOR – SPECIAL REPORT Trainer : PRINCE MCDONALD Owner : DERRICK GAYLE Bred by DERRICK GAYLE Qu: $520.00 Ex: $915.00 D/E: $469.00 Tri: $891.00 Superfecta: $6,186.00 Rolling Triple: $730.00 FONTAINBLEU TROPHY Race 10 1500 M (Purse $1,150,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE 1. #3 FAYROUZ DCardenas 50.0 $275.00 $67.00 *2. #5 MARQUESAS DDawkins 52.0 Head $72.00 3. #2 UNCLE FRANK CMamdeen4 53.0 5L $77.00 4. #8 LIGHTNING LILY OMullings 52.5 4-1/2L Final Time : 1:31.4 Splits : 23.2, 46.1, 1:11.1 Winner : 3yo filly – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – PRINCESS GEETA Trainer : ANTHONY C NUNES Owner : A .BJORN,D.NUNES-BOORMAN,S.NARINESINGH & T.NUNES Bred by WILBERT BAGWANDEEN & DENNIS GRAHAM Qu: $289.00 Ex: $824.00 D/E: $1,105.00 Tri: $1,130.00 Superfecta: $1,903.00 Rolling Triple: $2,408.00 Placepot8: $10,437.00 (8/8) Single Winner Bonus: $593,950.35 CASH POT “SUPER DASH” TROPHY Race 11 1000 M (S) (Purse $900,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II 1. #4 ADONIS DCardenas 52.5 $186.00 $75.00 *2. #10 SEA SWAN AChatrie 50.0 Neck 77.00 3. #12 SERGEANT RECKLESS OMullings 50.5 6-1/2L $191.00 4. #11 ISINBAYEVA RLahoe 53.0 1-1/4L 5. #8 REIGNING KING GRichards 51.0 1-1/4L Final Time : 0:57.4 Splits : 22.3, 44.3 Winner : 3yo gelding – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – LA REINA Trainer : ANTHONY NUNES, Owner : ELIAS HALOUTE Bred by ELIAS HALOUTE Qu: $149.00 Ex: $545.00 D/E: $684.00 Tri: $525.00 Superfecta: $6,156.00 Hi-5: $10,485.00 Rolling Triple: $5,276.00 Pick-4: $6,170.00 Single Winner Bonus : $1,274,560.56 Pick-5: $14,984.00 Single Winner Bonus : $591,953.05 Super-6: $575,210.00 (6/6) Pick-9: Carry over: $621,231.00 – Single Winner Bonus: $236,106.39last_img read more

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GECOM responds to PPP/C’s protests

first_imgDear Editor,As the organisation that is responsible for conducting national elections in Guyana, the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) undertakes these procedures transparently, and in accordance with the law. While this has been explained and attested before now, it is important for us to reiterate this fact, in light of the recent protests, held by members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). While we respect the rights of citizens to protest, since it is a common feature of a democracy, we abhor misinformation, libellous, slanderous and boisterous assertions about Gecom during your (PPP/C) demonstrations.As an independent body, the activities of Gecom, specific to elections and National Registration, are approved by the Commission.This Commission comprises six Commissioners (three nominated by APNU/AFC and three by the PPP/C), along with the Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally. The Commission deliberates, pronounces and votes on decisions and work plans to be executed by the Secretariat. It therefore means that Dr Surujbally does not exclusively make decisions concerning Gecom, instead, these decisions are made by a body of Commissioners.In addition, all activities at the Polling Stations and Registration Offices are conducted in the presence of Party Agents, who are there to witness and ensure that all activities are conducted in a lawful and transparent manner. On Elections Day, these Party Agents are also required to sign the Statements of Poll and collect a copy for their respective parties. The Statements of Poll are posted outside the Polling Stations after the counting and tallying processes are completed, as the law stipulates. Gecom will not break the law to satisfy political expediency.Given the measures implemented, how could 2015 General Elections been “rigged”? Why would Gecom set out to “rig” any elections? The votes were counted – in the presence of the Party Agents. The Commission provided the nation with the results, within the time frame stipulated by law. It is now left for us to prove that wise man wrong when he said that “the hardest thing an Elections Body can do is convince the losers that they have lost”.Meanwhile, Gecom will proceed on the activities scheduled for this autonomous body. The 8th Cycle of Continuous Registration begins on June 6, as outlined in the notices published. We will be providing further guidance via the media, as required.A brand new and due House-to-House Registration will follow, probably as early as next year, as it has been a part of our mode of operations – not because we were pushed by any political party.Sincerely,Guyana ElectionsCommissionPublic Relationslast_img read more

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Giannis Antetokounmpo takes home 2019 NBA MVP honor

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Antetokounmpo earned All-NBA first-team honors this season, his sixth with the Bucks. He led the franchise to the best record in the regular season and the Bucks fell two games short of reaching the NBA Finals. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao MOST READ Rudy Gobert named Defensive Player of Year for 2nd straight year Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickscenter_img Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing #KiaMVP finalist @Giannis_An34 is in the house! #NBAAwards #NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/beZE1winoT— NBA (@NBA) June 25, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View comments He averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds. Tears rolled down his cheeks as he thanked his teammates during his speech.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has won Most Valuable Player honors at the NBA Awards.The 24-year-old forward from Greece beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of Houston, who won last year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Souness says Henderson as important as Coutinho, doubts Liverpool title chances

first_imgGraeme Souness has heaped praise on Jordan Henderson, claiming the midfielder is now one of Liverpool’s most important players.Once maligned by fans, Henderson is thriving as the captain and heartbeat of Jurgen Klopp’s energetic side and Souness has been mightily impressed by the qualities he is showing.The 26-year-old has been an ever-present for the Reds so far this season, helping them claim 23 points from their opening ten games to fuel belief that a title challenge is on the cards.“He is not a silky player… but every team needs someone like Jordan Henderson,” ex-Anfield star and manager Souness – one the finest midfield players of his generation – told talkSPORT.“He puts the ball under pressure at every opportunity, he has great athleticism, he looks to have a great attitude, he gets to the ball, he makes people make passes they don’t want to make.“He is very important to that team, important in a less obvious way than [Philippe] Coutinho.”Souness has been impressed by Liverpool on the whole this season and is enjoying the style of football under Klopp, who has brought a new-found wave of optimism to Anfield following his appointment as manager a year ago.But despite their fine start to the campaign – they sit level on points at the top of the table with Manchester City and Arsenal – Souness is unsure whether they have what it takes to secure the club’s first league title since 1990.“When they are on the front foot, they are fabulous,” he said.“On the front foot, they are as good as anyone – maybe the best – right now. But when the game changes, when you don’t dominate from start to finish, you have got to sense that.“Maybe the wide midfield players have to play a wee bit narrower, the full-backs don’t wander, and you have got to sense that. It doesn’t have to come from the manager. And I see Liverpool right now and think, is that a fast forward gear from the first minute right to the very end of the game?“They look a wee bit vulnerable at times when they don’t dominate the game.”last_img read more

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Arsenal legend mocks Tottenham’s lack of trophies on Twitter

first_imgArsenal legend Lee Dixon has mocked Tottenham ahead of the club’s first game at their new £1billion stadium.Spurs host Crystal Palace in a crucial game at the redeveloped White Hart Lane on Wednesday night. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow MOST READ IN FOOTBALL The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland (Wednesday 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm)Coventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Love the fact Tottenham have a time capsule at their new stadium similar to the one at Emirates. Apparently the contents are a secret. What could be in there? 🤣 pic.twitter.com/9BGI47qtgR— Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) April 3, 2019 latest revealed whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 1 REPLY tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been sucked into the race for a top-four spot after a run of four defeats from five Premier League games.And Dixon, who made 625 appearances across a 14-year spell for Arsenal, poked fun at Tottenham’s time capsule.He tweeted: “Love the fact Tottenham have a time capsule at their new stadium similar to the one at Emirates.“Apparently the contents are a secret. What could be in there?” SORRY gameday cracker Tottenham’s new stadium is stunning Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Tottenham have not won a trophy since their League Cup triumph against Chelsea in 2008, and in that time, Arsenal have won three FA Cups.The Gunners leapfrogged Spurs into third after beating Newcastle 2-0 on Monday.And Tottenham could find themselves out of the top four by the end of Wednesday, if they fail to beat Palace and Chelsea see off Brighton.last_img read more

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Kenya to circumcise 1m men

first_imgAn Aids-awareness mural in Vosloorus township, south of Johannesburg. (Image: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.) The provinces of Kenya MEDIA CONTACTS • The Kenya Aids NGOs Consortium kanco@kanco.org • Nyanza Reproductive Health Society info@nrhskenya.org RELATED ARTICLES • HIV in SA improving slowly • Ridding Africa of HIV in 10 yearsThe government of Kenya is expanding services to meet the growing demand for voluntary medical male circumcision after the launch of a national campaign a year ago.Results of three random trials in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda in 2005 and 2006 demonstrated that circumcision reduced the risk of HIV infection among men by up to 60%.“We believe the launch of a rapid results initiative to scale up what we are already offering will help meet the demand,” said Jackson Kioko, director of medical services in Nyanza province. “Our target is an ambitious one to see to it that at least 1.1-million of the uncircumcised men in this country get the cut by the end of five years.”According to the Kenya Aids Indicator Survey 2007 (PDF, 2.8 MB), 85% of men in the East African country are circumcised. HIV prevalence is three to five times higher in uncircumcised men.There are about 1.2-million uncircumcised men between the ages of 15 and 49 in Kenya. Most of these are in Nyanza, in the west of the country, where fewer than 50% of men are circumcised.Since the launch of the national campaign in November 2008, an estimated 40 000 men have been circumcised and 124 sites opened and equipped with facilities and personnel to offer the service. The government has trained 700 health workers in the province to offer the services in various health facilities.“The trained health workers will ensure people who demand these services get them in a safe and timely manner and the training of others is ongoing across the various provinces within the country,” Kioko said.The government also plans to roll out mobile medical circumcision. “We do not want people to opt out simply because the services are not near them and we are making arrangements that we go to them rather than them coming to us,” Kioko said.“We will, in the near future, offer infant medical circumcision; this has the potential to help people in time before their sexual debut.”Not the total solutionBut experts stress that male circumcision must not be viewed as a complete prevention tool. “It is refreshing to see that research is being put to use,” said Kawango Agot, head of the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society.“But we should take precautions to ensure that we constantly give information that male circumcision must work along with other HIV infection prevention strategies to be effective.“We have plans to launch a study to look into the sexual behaviours of men who have been circumcised to find out if they are engaging in risky behaviours due to the fact that they have been circumcised,” she added. “We hope this will ascertain if indeed people are engaging in [risky sex].”A 2007 study in Kisumu, provincial capital of Nyanza, found that circumcision did not result in more risky behaviour. Nonetheless, it found that as male circumcision became more widely promoted, there would be a need to monitor “risk compensation” associated with the procedure.Source: Irin PlusNewslast_img read more

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Irudhi Suttru: The music album of Madhavan’s Tamil-Hindi bilingual is out

first_imgThe music album of the Madhavan-starrer Irudhi Suttru was released on January 4. The sports film is directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Y Not studios & Thirukumaran films.The songs and the background score of the film is composed by the most-sought-after musician Santhosh Narayanan, who is currently working in Rajinikanth’s Kabali.The album consists of five numbers of which two songs Vaa Machanae and Ei Sandakara are already popular among Santhosh’s fans.Many celebrities like Director Bala, Rajkumar Hirani and actor Siddharth participated in the album release function that took place in Chennai. Rajkumar Hirani has reportedly said that he is a big fan of Bala’s work, and Tamil film industry and Bollywood should come together to make films.  The film is named Saala Khadoos in Hindi, and is distributed nationwide by RajKumar Hirani.Irudhi Suttru, other than Madhavan, stars debutant actor Ritika Singh and Nassar in pivotal roles.Here is the album of Irudhi Suttru:last_img read more

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LeBron’s stern warning to teammates: Don’t be around when my patience runs out

first_imgAdvertisementLeBron James’ journey with the Lakers has got off to a rocky start, as his side have lost five of their opening seven games. The predominantly young Lakers unit is still learning, but time is at a premium according to James.After the 124-120 loss against Minnesota, James clearly voiced his frustrations. “You probably don’t want to be around when my patience runs out. I’m serious,” he said after the game.“We talk about patience but you can’t have reoccurrences of the same thing. If you are doing the same things over and over and over and expecting the same result then that’s insanity.”“So we have to get better. We can’t keep having the same mistakes over and over,” he said. The reason for his dismay is clear, as the Lakers have lost all three games decided by fewer than five points this season.Coach Luke Walton also had a few words regarding the same. His team turned the ball over 18 times, and he was obviously irritated. “Some of it was just lazy passing,” Walton said. “We had a lot of opportunities to run early, and we didn’t take advantage of it because we were just kind of flinging the ball around.”James is still putting up 27.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game this season. But his supporting cast has to step up, otherwise it could be a long season for the Lakers.Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019- CSK vs SRH: Super Kings return back to winning ways

first_imgImage Courtesy: India TodayAdvertisementShane Watson’s 96 helped CSK defeat the visitors and reclaim their spot at the top of the table.The Aussie opener, who was on the brink of losing his spot in the team courtesy of a below-par season so far, turned up with a gem of a knock which propelled CSK to a crucial win after losing 2 successive games.Image Courtesy: India TodayThe Yellow Army returned to the MA Chidambaram stadium after a string of away games. MS Dhoni was yet again lucky with the coin and elected to bowl first. Captain Cool named a solitary change by recalling Harbhajan Singh in place of Shardul Thakur.Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to captain the side in place of Kane Williamson. SRH had a woeful start after losing in-form opener Jonny Bairstow for a duck. This would mark the wicket-keeper’s final outing in the IPL this season. Manish Pandey, who was recalled into the side after a brief absence made his inclusion count with an unbeaten knock of 83.David Warner too made his presence known with his 7th fifty of the tournament. However, despite these knocks, the Orange Army failed to get going in the death overs and handed CSK a target of 176 to scale down.Super Kings’ woes at the top order continued with Faf Du Plessis’ early dismissal courtesy of sharp fielding. Suresh Raina and Shane Watson build a crucial partnership and kept the scoreboard ticking. Watson upped his ante after Raina’s dismissal but was dismissed for 96 towards the end of the innings. Watson fell four short of his fourth IPL hundred.Despite facing some hiccups at the end of the innings with Rayudu struggling in particular, Kedar Jadhav’s cool mind ensured CSK earn the two points to leave them close to a spot in the playoffs with 3 games to go.Brief ScorecardSRH 175-3 (20 overs) (M.Pandey 83*; H.Singh 2-39)CSK 176-4 (19.5 overs) (S.Watson 96; B.Kumar 1-18)Read AlsoIPL 2019: Gautam Gambhir roots for Kolkata KnightridersFive ducks in five T20 matches for Ashton Turner Advertisementlast_img read more

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8 Tips To Take Action With Your Career

first_imgMost careers don’t begin with a dream job. After one or two years, many careerists find themselves looking for a new opportunity to advance themselves. After five, 10 or even 20 years in your career, other types of career goals often emerge.Maybe you are looking for more work-life balance. Maybe you have discovered that working for toxic bosses is no longer is bearable. Or, perhaps you realized that your career trajectory has stalled; your goal to be CEO at 40 has been superseded by other priorities, and on the eve of your 50th birthday, you realize you want to get back on track.Whatever your situation, waiting until your pain has reached an unbearable threshold is not the best strategy. Instead, when thoughts of change begin disrupting your day-to-day, take note, and take action.1. Prioritize yourself and your career. Don’t think you have time to prepare your resume? While the natural next step may be to hire someone to write it for you or ask a friend for help, beware of taking your foot off the thinking gas.While investing in a professional resume writer is a great way to rev up your story engine, you still will need to be actively and vigorously involved throughout the process contributing specific and thoughtful challenge, action and results stories, and much more. Remember the acronym, GIGO (garbage in garbage out)? It applies to resume development.So, you must prioritize time for this. If giving up some activity, project or other involvement that soaks up your ‘spare’ time is required to make room for resume introspection, then do so.2. Be focused and committed. Once you’ve set your mind to focusing on your career change and job search, don’t be half-hearted or act as if it’s just an afterthought. Doing so will yield lackluster results.3. Be accountable for your results. You have a gorgeous, perfect resume at the ready but aren’t getting any traction? While it could be your resume still needs some focused reworking, it may also simply be your lack of focus.Are you dashing your resume off to every available job, sometimes two to three copies to different positions at the same company? Does your effort feel haphazard? If so, it is likely appearing haphazard to the recipients. Aim your efforts, and then review and rework your strategy as you go versus flustering yourself and everyone around you when you don’t get immediate job interviews and offers.4. Pave new paths. Quit hitting the same old brick walls. If the career path you are on is gnarled and impossible, consider a detour. Create your own new path! While you may not know what a new path looks like, just start paving, with verve. You may be surprised what opportunities open up for you.5. View others’ success stories as fuel to motivate, but be careful about comparison-itis. In other words, the only person you are really competing with is the person you were a month, a year or five years ago. If you are advancing and growing every day, then you are progressing. If you feel yourself stalling, do something to get unstuck.6. Hire a coach. If you are stuck or confused, a coach can help you sort through that maze of confusion and construct a new action plan. You may even discover that some of your instincts that you have been questioning are spot on, or that what your spouse or best friend suggested is just the right thing to do.As humans, we often need reinforcement and to hear things more than once before it really sinks in. A coach will not only help you sort through what ideas to keep and what to trash, but will also imbue a new sense of confidence and hope, as well as affirmation that you are on the right track.7. Treat your job change as a job. Not everything can be hacked or short-cutted. A job search, in many regards, cannot be streamlined, at least not every aspect. It always requires your energy and thought work. Just handing off your problems; e.g., resume, networking, application process, etc., to another person or an application won’t work. Those are resources and tools that require your human energy to power them.8. Be vulnerable. Harboring an attitude that you are too good to ask questions, admit you could learn something or unwilling to respond well to instructions or advice could be the end of the career advancement road.Instead, be actively inquisitive and equally willing to try new things without resentment. If something doesn’t fit, then try it once and move on, but do try new ideas that other people have shared, and give the results time to arrive. Arrogance and over-confidence that you ‘know it all’ is destructive. Vulnerability blended with the right dose of confidence and action is a recipe for success.last_img read more

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