Fifty up for Harry Cobden at Huntingdon | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “I always try and aim to ride 50 winners by January – so to get 50 by November is pretty good,” said the 22-year-old.“I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season. Hopefully I can stay in one piece and keep on rolling.“If we get March out of the way and I’m still there then it will be all guns blazing.- Advertisement – “He enjoys a flat track, and all of his wins have come on them. I’d like to think the better the race, the faster they go, the more he will relax.”Master Tommytucker (4-5) got his chequered career over fences back on track – to get the ball rolling for both Cobden and Nicholls in the Download The tote App Intermediate Chase.Having fallen in three of his previous five starts over fences, the lightly-raced nine-year-old put in an immaculate display of jumping to defeat his sole rival Precious Cargo by 12 lengths.Derham said: “He didn’t have to have too much of a hard race there, which was nice. There is no doubt the engine is there – it was just a case of getting rid of those jumping errors.“He will go to Haydock now, because there is a two-and-a-half-mile graduation chase there on Betfair Chase day, and it is worth quite a bit. “Having had to come to terms with the loss of Namib Dancer after his fall earlier in the card, trainer Emma Lavelle had her spirits lifted after Dollnamix struck at the 15th attempt in division two of the Download The tote App Handicap Hurdle.Speaking away from the track, she said: “It is just the ups and downs of racing for you. Neither the horse or owners deserved that.“I think Namib Dancer had a heart attack. He was doing everything right, then three or four strides before the hurdle (jockey) Aidan (Coleman) said he knew what was coming.”On her 100-30 winner, Lavelle added: “Dollnamix has thrown a few races away before – but he has done everything right today, and that will do his confidence the world of good.”Eileendover (28-1) saved the best until last when running out a facile 29-length winner on her debut in the tote.co.uk Ten To Follow “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.Winning trainer Pam Sly said: “She worked with one of my other useful ones Takeit Easy the other day – and I thought ‘that will do!’.“She was supposed to run on the Flat but had problems with the stalls, but it’s a good job I didn’t go down that route now.“I suppose we will look at getting some black type now.” “This year is different to any others, because those that normally get 100 winners on the board early haven’t, so this season is a good one to give the title a go.”Victory for the 2-1 favourite, who obliged by a neck, was compensation for defeat on last month’s seasonal return at Cheltenham – where he suffered interference at a crucial stage when still holding every chance.Nicholls’ assistant Harry Derham said: “I was little nervous he was doing a fraction too much – he has almost travelled too well, because he has a lot of pace.- Advertisement – Harry Cobden is just one winner behind Jump Jockeys’ Championship leader Brian Hughes after a double at Huntingdon, highlighted by his 50th success of the season aboard Wild Max.Cobden continued his fine run of form on the five-year-old in the Download The tote App Michaelmas Hurdle, which was the third leg of an across-the-card four-timer for trainer Paul Nicholls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Government Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1175 into law, now Act 2 of 2018, renewing his commitment to change the culture of Harrisburg and make state government more efficient and transparent.The legislation, introduced by Rep. Bryan Cutler with bipartisan support by former Rep. Brandon Neuman, passed unanimously in the House and Senate. It strengthens restrictions for lobbyists and special interests and improves efficiency by requiring lobbying disclosure reports to be filed electronically with the Department of State.“I am proud to sign this bill, which is long overdue,” said Governor Wolf. “By cracking down on special interests, this bill will help to create a more open, honest and transparent government in Harrisburg that is accountable to the people of Pennsylvania.“When I arrived in Harrisburg, I found that special interests had an outsized influence on how things get done in the state Capitol. With these stronger requirements on special interests, we are working to rebuild trust in state government.”The new law strengthens lobbying reporting rules, including:Requiring lobbyists, lobbying firms, or principals to file lobbying disclosure reports electronically to quicken Department of State processing and provide more time for compliance efforts. Approximately 20 percent of lobbying disclosure reports are filed by paper;Increasing the daily maximum penalty for not filing a report by the quarterly deadline from $50 per day to: $50 per day for the first 10 late days; $100 per day from late day 11 to 20; and $200 per late day after 20 days; andDoubling the maximum penalty for not filing a lobbying disclosure reports by the quarterly deadline from $2,000 to $4,000;Requiring the Department of State to post all lobbying disclosure reports online within seven days of receiving the filing. The department typically posts electronically filed reports within minutes of submission.“I applaud the Governor for signing this important government transparency bill into law today. Legislation like this is an important step in restoring the public’s faith in the government,” said Cutler. “I’d also like to thank former House member Brandon Neuman for his help with this bill, his efforts and the bipartisan support were instrumental in getting this bill passed and signed into law.”The new penalties take effect immediately and the electronic filing requirement takes effect in 60 days.Governor Wolf has made government reform a top priority, and under this leadership Pennsylvania has seen the following results:The governor donates his salary to charity.Gift ban for all employees under the governor’s jurisdiction.Cabinet secretaries must post their expenses online each month.Eliminated more than $2 billion in government waste from the state budget and consolidated agencies.Comprehensive pension reform reduced risk to taxpayers as Pennsylvania continues to pay down the debt and slash Wall Street fees.Liquor system modernization to allow gas stations to sell beer and grocery stores to sell wine, as well as increasing hours at state stores and legalizing shipments of wine to people’s homes. February 14, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Lawlast_img read more

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Sunnybank home sells for $925k to Chinese investors

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 27 Edith St, SunnybankAN UNASSUMING home at Sunnybank has sold under the hammer for $925,000 as Chinese investors continue to build up their land banks.Place Sunnybank lead agent Estelle Lin said more than 50 groups viewed the 27 Edith St home and there were 11 registered bidders at the auction.Ms Lin said about four bidders were looking to making the property a family home, while the rest were investors.“The new owner is a Chinese investor,” Ms Lin said.“They want to extend their land bank and property portfolio.” More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019REAL ESTATE: 27 Edith St, SunnybankMs Lin said the owner will sit on the home for a couple of years before knocking it down and building two properties on it.The agent said Asian investors were frequently looking at older properties and snapping them up for their land banks.“People are looking at buying properties that are over 30 years old for the land,” Ms Lin said.“The owner of this house had been there for 33 years and is the typical seller.“People who have been there for many years are looking to downsize, while the new Chinese generation come in and buy.“This is the current trend.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgOld Mutual Global Investors, Towers Watson, LCP, Kingfisher, CVC Credit Partners, GE Capital, AmundiOld Mutual Global Investors – Craig Stevenson has been appointed global head of Investment Consultant Relationships, focusing on the institutional sector. He joins from Towers Watson, where he was a senior investment consultant and managed equity hedge fund research. Before then, he worked at bfinance, where he was a senior associate. He has also worked at Standard & Poor’s, where he was an associate director of Pension Services.LCP – Daniel Jacobson has joined the consultancy as senior consultant from retailer Kingfisher, where he was pensions operations and policy manager, and prepared the company for auto-enrolment. Prior to joining Kingfisher in 2012, Jacobson spent nearly six years at MNPA, the administration arm of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, now known as Ensign. He has also worked at The Pensions Trust.CVC Credit Partners – Chris Fowler has been appointed managing director of the private debt team. In this new role, he will be responsible for investments in CVC Credit’s European mid-market lending strategies. He joins from GE Capital, where he was a managing director in the mid-market leveraged finance origination team. Amundi – Cyril Meilland has been appointed head of investor relations. He joins from Kepler Cheuvreux, where he was responsible for research on European banks. Between 2008 and 2010, he led investor relations at BNP Paribas. He began his career at Banque Indosuez (now CACIB) in the finance department, before becoming an equity sell-side analyst.last_img read more

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Report: DSME, HHI Merger Facing Full Probe in EU

first_imgThe proposed mega-merger of South Korea’s top-tier shipbuilders Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a shipbuilding spinoff of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, is reportedly about to be subject of a full-scale probe in the EU, Reuters writes citing industry sources.The investigation is expected to be launched next week amid anti-trust concerns after the European Commission reveals the results of its preliminary review set for December 17.The report emerges one week after Singapore’s regulatory authorities raised concerns that the potential USD 2 billion tie-up is likely to remove competition between suppliers of LNG carriers and possibly large containerships and large oil tankers.As a result, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore is about to launch an extensive and detailed review of the planned merger.Both reviews are expected to result in the shipyard offering concessions to address potential competition concerns, such as sell-off of assets.Hyundai Heavy said it was working with Singaporean authorities to remove the concerns in question, however, concrete actions in that respect are yet to be revealed.The deal has already secured a green light in late October from Kazakhstan, while decisions from regulators in South Korea, China, Japan are yet to be announced.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Tuna-Potato Cakes.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Tuna-Potato Cakes. by: – July 5, 2011 Tweet Directions:In bowl combine potatoes, tuna, bread crumbs, celery, and pepper.In skillet heat oil over medium heat. Drop about 1/3 cup potato mixture into hot oil; flatten to 1/2-inch patty. Cook 4 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn; cook 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining mixture.Serve with tartar sauce. Makes 4 servings. Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardens Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 28 Views   no discussions Share Tuna-potato CakesSizzling and ready to eat in less than 20 minutes, these mashed potato patties get a boost of protein from tuna.You can add a number of different ingredients to vary it up. Try adding chopped green onions, garlic, or even diced celery. Serve with tartar sauce on the side.Ingredients:1 cup packaged refrigerated mashed potatoes with garlic1 12-oz. can tuna, (water pack) drained and broken into chunks1/3 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs1/2 cup finely chopped celery1/4 tsp. ground black pepper2 Tbsp. cooking oil1/4 cup tartar sauce Sharelast_img read more

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Bacolod biz leaders want to relax curfew

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Business leaders in this city is urging the city government to further relax the current 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew in order for some establishments to operate during the late evening hours.In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon, said they have drafted a letter to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran.Hoping the city government would listen to their proposal, Carbon said letting some of business establishments to operate in the evening hours would increase sales and at the same time bring in additional income for the city government itself.In a follow-up interview, Familiaran said the Sangguniang Panlungsod will review the proposal submitted to them by Carbon, and they will discuss the matter with Mayor Evelio Leonardia.Under the MBCCI’s proposal they are seeking to move the curfew hours to 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.However, an amendment of the present curfew ordinance will be needed in order to relax the current curfew hourslast_img read more

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Juventus stars return to training with medical checks held outside ground

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo has only recently arrived back in Italy having been staying back in Madeira with his family, having originally being denied permission for his private jet to take off. The 35-year-old had previously told his fans: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us. “I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world,” he said. read also: Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine after returning to Juventus On the report of football, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said last month: “We will try to see if they can continue with the championships that are suspended. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThese Are India’s 7 Most Stunning ModelsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made First-team Juventus players have returned to training on Tuesday – with some strict new regulations. Several members of staff have been spotted in attendance at the medical facility of the Allianz Stadium this week as the Turin giants begin preparations for the continuation of the Serie A season. Juventus striker, Aaron Ramsey reported to the Continassa training ground in Turin Clubs were allowed to return to training this week after the Italian government decided to lift the country-wide ban on team sports two weeks earlier than expected. Wales international Aaron Ramsey was spotting driving to the ground this morning, and it appears as though testing will be done outside of the ground and social distancing will be enforced for the foreseeablefuture. Juventus players Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi have both recovered from the virus with Paulo Dybala also testing positive.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Awoniyi regains consciousness in hospital

first_imgRelatedPosts Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Mainz stun Borussia Dortmund to all but secure Bundesliga survival Taiwo Awoniyi hospitalised over head injury On-loan Mainz 05 of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has regained consciousness after suffering concussion in their 1-0 loss to Augsburg on Sunday.The Nigeria youth international was forced off in the 23rd minute and was replaced by Karim Onisiwo in the Bundesliga game at Opel Arena. Awoniyi was stretchered off with his neck in a brace and was motionless before he was rushed to the hospital for further observation.But the German side via her official Twitter handle: @Mainz05en, disclosed that the player regained consciousness in hospital after a nasty head collision with Felix Uduokhai.Mainz 05 tweeted: “Already on the road to recovery! Flexed biceps.“Taiwo Awoniyi sends his thanks to the Mainz medical staff and those at @UnimedizinM as well as to his teammates.”Awoniyi has featured in 11 league games, scoring one goal since his arrival at Opel Arena on loan last summer from Liverpool. The forward has been with the Reds since 2015 but he is yet to feature for the Premier League club, having spent most of his time on loan playing for Frankfurt, NEC, Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent.With the defeat against Augsburg, Mainz are now three places above the relegation zone after gathering 31 points from 31 games.They have won nine matches, drawn four and lost 18 games in this campaign and have only won one game in their previous seven outings.It is yet to be seen if Awoniyi will be fit enough to play a part when Mainz take on Borussia Dortmund in their next league game at Signal-Iduna-Park on Wednesday.The forward burst into the limelight at the 2013 U17 World Cup, where he scored four goals in the competition to help the Golden Eaglets win the title. Awoniyi has played for Nigeria’s U20 and U23 teams and will hope to make more impactful showings for Mainz for a chance to feature for the Super Eagles.Tags: Augsburg FCConcussionMainz 05Taiwo Awoniyilast_img read more

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King aims to get back in contention

first_img Ireland head into Tuesday afternoon’s clash with Montenegro in Podgorica with the two sides level on points behind Group Six leaders Germany, although the visitors have played a game more. Victory would significantly increase their chances of making the finals, although that could prove a tall order after the Montenegrins came within minutes of defeating the Germans, who went into the game boasting a 100 per cent record, on Friday. King said: “Montenegro are a very good side and their record speaks for itself. They drew with Germany on Friday and have also beaten Romania and the Faroes. “This is going to be a huge test for our side, but it’s one that we’re all looking forward to. “We are going into the game with the mentality that if we can catch up ground on them, then we will. A win puts us back into contention and that’s how we are going to approach it. “We will go about it in the normal manner and play to our usual style and strengths, while being aware that maybe we will have a bit more defending (to do) than we had in Friday’s game against the Faroe Islands.” King’s men warmed up for the game with a remarkable 5-2 home victory over the Faroes. Ireland led 3-0 with just 25 minutes played at the Showgrounds in Sligo, but were pegged back to 3-2 before a quick-fire double secured victory with all the goals coming in a remarkable first-half. But on the same day, it took an 87th-minute Philipp Hofmann strike to prevent Montenegro from registering a famous victory over Germany, and that knowledge means no-one within the Irish camp will under-estimate the task ahead. However, the mood remains positive despite the loss of Blackburn defender Anthony O’Connor with a knee injury, and the fact that a flight cancellation cost King a day working with his players. He said: “Everything is all right now and the weather is fine. It was a tough travelling schedule for us and we arrived late on Sunday night, so we just rested and missed a session. “It can be disruptive, but that’s the way it is and we will get on with it.” Press Associationcenter_img Noel King has challenged Ireland Under-21s to catapult themselves right back into the race for European Championship qualification. last_img read more

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