No rush for Rock plan

first_img A hugely impressive winner of a Leopardstown maiden on his juvenile debut and a fast-finishing third on his return in the Sandown Classic Trial, the three-year-old was an outsider for the premier Classic at Epsom. However, clearly a sound stayer, the son of Derby hero Galileo stayed on determinedly to finish a close-up third and Wachman is looking forward to the rest of the campaign. David Wachman is in no rush to make definite plans for Galileo Rock following his tremendous run in defeat in the Investec Derby. The trainer said: “It was a good performance and he vindicated what we thought he would do. “We would have liked a stronger pace, but I think that would be the case for a lot of them, and we were very happy with how he ran. “He’s in the Irish Derby and all those races and we’ll just see how he is. There’s no rush to make any definite plans. “He looks like he’s going to be a smart horse, hopefully. Let’s hope he stays sound and he stays lucky.” Asked whether the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster could be a target later in the season, Wachman added: “I think we’re entitled to put that into our plan, but we’ll just see how things progress through the year.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Men’s volleyball falls short against dominant BYU

first_imgThe No. 14 USC men’s volleyball team lost a close contest in four sets to No. 7 BYU Saturday.Senior outside hitter Ryan Moss has recorded 247 kills in his time at USC. He ranks second in that statistic for the Trojans. Photo by Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanAfter a strong win over Stanford last Thursday for their fourth win of the season, USC looked to continue their momentum against the visiting Cougars. However, the task would prove to be difficult against a resilient and well-balanced BYU squad. The Cougars boast an impressive resume this year with an 8-4 record, including wins over No. 8 Lewis, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 13 UC Santa Barbara. The dynamic opposite-outside hitting duo of freshman Gabi Garcia Fernandez and senior Brenden Sander led the Cougars in a game with very little room for error, as USC managed to stay within two points in every lost set. Sander recorded career-highs of 23 kills and five service aces while hitting .372. Fernandez clipped .441 with 18 kills, while senior setter Leo Durkin had a season-high 54 assists along with eight digs. Senior libero Erik Sikes contributed nine digs and two assists, and senior middle blocker Price Jarman had four blocks.For USC, the game simply slipped out of their hands. The Trojans had multiple opportunities to seal the deal and win a set, but a few service errors and clutch kills from Sander proved to be the difference. USC posted scorelines of 21-19, 17-12, 23-23 and 25-25 before falling in all but the second set. USC’s trio of junior outside hitters Jack Wyett, Ryan Moss and Gianluca Grasso once again led the team in the narrow defeat. Wyett had a balanced game with 12 kills, one ace and six digs. Moss had a team-high with 16 kills, along with one ace and one assist. Grasso contributed nine kills, three aces and five digs. USC was badly out-hit by BYU, which as a team clipped .372 compared to USC’s .321. USC’s  season continues to look murkier by the day, with no apparent end to the constant losing cycles that have defined their season. With their brutal schedule, the Trojans will likely drop out of the AVCA top 15, with all eight of their losses being to ranked schools. Four of their next five games are opposing ranked teams —  No. 2 UCLA, No. 11 Pepperdine, No. 10 Grand Canyon and No. 13 UC Santa Barbara. It isn’t a stretch to say that these next few games could make or break the Trojans’ year, and perhaps even head coach Jeff Nygaard’s job. Needless to say, it is imperative that Nygaard keeps morale up and lights a fire under his unit in whatever way possible before it is too late. The team will now travel to Westwood to take on the No. 2 UCLA Bruins in an MPSF match scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Kansas Wheat Festival officially ends with grand prize drawing Monday afternoon

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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down female owner · 369 weeks ago I think the schedules were not in enough of the businesses. I did not see anywhere that I could get the schedule, that I shopped. Maybe you should consider large flyers in as many places as you can get. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down wishingiwon · 369 weeks ago How did you get entered in the grand prize drawing? I assumed it was being given away Saturday night, so I hope I didn’t miss out on being entered in it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 369 weeks ago I called the chamber on Saturday & was told to attend any event, fill out a ticket and your name would be in the grand prize drawing. I went to the glass museum…no tickets there. I went to the arts & crafts show in Sellers….no tickets there…..I went to the art show downtown….not tickets there, either. We did not get to attend any other events, so could not enter the grand prize drawing. I know there were plenty of other events going on during this 3 day festival. Not everyone can attend every single event and I’m sure I’m not the only one who was a little frustrated that they did not get to enter. There should be tickets available at any event that is listed in the program. I bought more than one button and do want to continue to help support the cause but it has been made very difficult for a one-day attendee to take part. Why was the “change” to drawing for grand prize not explained in the program…they just take it for granted that everyone knows what to do & where to go etc. And, yes, (now) I know it has been changed for 2 years…this makes 3…there are new people attending every year so this shouldn’t be taken for granted that everyone is in the loop. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Robert Williams of Garden Plain was the winner of the Kansas Wheat Festival grand prize drawing held at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office, Monday afternoon.Williams, who was in Wellington as the farm manager of Larry Steckline of the Steckline Report, was in Wellington Friday for the Ag Day Expo. While there, he placed his name in the grand prize drawing and came up big three days later. For his winnings he will receive a free trip to Las Vegas and $1,000 in cash courtesy of the Wellington Golf Club, Day’s Funeral Home and Impact Bank of Wellington.The drawing was the final event of a successful and busy Kansas Wheat Festival.Shelley Hansel-Williams said the Festival had its hits and misses but was overall very positive.“We sold out of buttons and had to reorder more,” Hansel-Williams said. “I don’t remember that ever happening.”She said Friday evening’s parade and the Picnic in the Park were huge. The Picnic in the Park venue was changed from Melody Bowl to Sellers Park this year to coincide with the Wellington Heat game.“I was told the carnival was elbow to elbow, and I know the downtown events were very well attended,” Hansel-Williams said. “Also the glass show will be back next year (more on that later).”So what were the negatives?“Well, I think communication is always a problem,” Hansel-Williams said. “There really isn’t one main source in Wellington where we can get information to the people and that is frustrating. I don’t know how many people came up to me during the weekend and said, ‘I didn’t know this or this was going on.’”Hansel-Williams said the heat tends to put a damper on the Wheat Festival.“But I don’t know what to do about that,” Hansel-Williams said. “People have suggested moving it to September, but I don’t see that happening.”She also said participation for many of the Wheat Festival events were down. “I think a lot that was due to the Fourth of July being so late in the week,” Hansel-Williams said. “People were just getting done with the holiday when they realized the Festival was the next week and that caused a lot of people to miss deadlines.” Still, overall, the Festival was a huge success, Hansel-Williams said.“I was talking to our city manager (Gus Collins) and he was asking me if I was happy,” she said. “I said I’m happy but not satisfied. If you are satisfied then things won’t get better. I want the festival to keep getting better.”last_img read more

Maxime Bernier to face off against Maxime Bernier in Quebec riding

first_imgMONTREAL — People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier will be facing a challenging opponent in his Quebec riding of Beauce — Maxime Bernier.The satirical Rhinoceros Party has found a candidate with the same name to run against the PPC founder in his longtime Quebec stronghold on Oct. 21.Rhinoceros Party Leader Sebastien “CoRhino” Corriveau was more than proud of his coup, hoping to make the most of his own Bernier’s candidacy.- Advertisement -“If there are people who are confused enough to mix up Maxime Bernier, we won’t refuse that,” Corriveau said in an interview. “Besides, stealing a couple of votes, we can get some media coverage with that.” The satirical political party’s platform includes such promises as making “sorry” the new official motto of Canada, privatizing the Senate and nationalizing bacon.The Rhino leader focused on coverage, noting the amount given to the founder and leader of the People’s Party for his controversial tweets.Advertisement “I thought with our own Maxime Bernier, we can say almost anything and it’ll be hard to look as ridiculous as him,” Corriveau quipped. According to Corriveau, voters in Beauce who fear confusion ahead of the election can fall back on his party’s slogan: “Take no chances, vote for both.”Corriveau is also running in the Quebec City area, pitted against Liberal incumbent Jean-Yves Duclos, and promises to advocate for car companies to build more cars in varying shades of green.The Quebec City area has been consumed by debate over a “third link,” a future bridge or tunnel crossing the St. Lawrence River.Advertisement Corriveau said since experts don’t believe a third link will solve the problem of road congestion in the provincial capital, he calls for building a fourth, a fifth and a sixth link.“We’re here to have fun, the Rhinoceros Party,” he said with a laugh. “We’re having fun with Canadian politics.”Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Presslast_img read more