That hike in the ratings left Dullea will little choice but to take on better company. “He’s been brilliant, without a doubt. He’s stepping up in class now. The handicapper made us go this way so he’ll take his chance,” said the County Cork handler. “We’re hopeful he’ll get the trip. Others in the race are the same, stepping up to three miles, so we’re all in the same boat, but he certainly wasn’t stopping the last day over two-and-a-half. “He stayed the trip at Mallow (Cork) well that day, so we’re hopeful. “He handled the ground well that day. Hopefully he’ll run a big race.” Damut is among five horses declared for a race that has been saved on a few occasions following the cancellation of Cork the last two Sundays and Clonmel’s fixture earlier this week. Top owners Giggingstown House Stud are doubly-represented with the Willie Mullins-trained Gangster and Cogryhill from Gordon Elliott’s stable in the mix. The Mags Mullins-trained Last Encounter, third in the Grade Two Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan last month, and Harry Kelly’s Cheiliuradh complete the quintet. Press Association The seven-year-old has notched up a four-timer in handicaps with two wins at both Cork and Clonmel. Damut was on a mark of 89 when he started his spree and was put up to 131 following his latest 12-length verdict over two and a half miles at Cork a month ago. Trainer Joe Dullea is looking forward to seeing stable star Damut test his powers in Grade Three company as he goes in search of a of a fifth successive victory in the rescheduled Kerry Group Stayers Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – When West Indies begin their bid for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 title on Saturday, vice-captain Anisa Mohammed says they will be seeking revenge on hosts Australia.Speaking ahead of her side’s opening match against Thailand in Perth, the 31-year-old spinner said the Caribbean women were working hard to one-up the Meg Lanning-led squad in the 10-team tournament.Mohammed – the highest T20I wicket-taker of all-time – helped Windies beat Australia to the title in 2016 at Eden Gardens; but the Caribbean women then lost out to the same opposition at the semi-final stage on home soil in 2018, with a 71-run defeat.“We’ve come to win this World Cup and take it back from Australia,” the Trinidadian said.“It would be nice to spoil the party. They spoiled ours, so it would be nice to return the favour.”A World Cup victory would not only be a team achievement, but a personal one for Mohammed.“The final in 2016 was a really special day. That was probably the biggest highlight of my career – winning a World Cup. It’s something I’d love to do again,” she said.“As a team, we know what it’s like to win and what it’s like to lose. Winning is definitely better, so we want to win this time.”Australia are one of the favourites of the tournament, but Mohammed believes West Indies have what it takes to rain on their parade.“Australia have been doing really well. They recently played in the tri-series and came out on top, but we’ve been working hard ourselves.“Australia are known as the top team in the world. All teams will be gunning to beat them,” she said.West Indies Women and Australia Women met in a bilateral series in September 2019, and the under-strength Caribbean side were beaten 3-nil and by margins of six, nine and nine wickets respectively.Experienced West Indies fast bowler Shakera Selman fanned the flames of the rivalry by revealing it’s only recently the two teams have started to build relationships.“We have some history with Australia,” said Selman. “Since the last series, I’ve noticed a lot of the girls have built some sort of friendship and some sort of camaraderie.”“They’ve beaten us a few times. They were hurting after we beat them in 2016 and they came back to beat us two years later. It would be a big game if we faced them in the semi-finals but we’ve got to take each one as it comes.”Australia Women will open the seventh season of the T20 World Cup 2020 on Friday with a contest against India Women at Sydney Showground.Following their first match against Thailand at the WACA in Perth, Western Australia, West Indies Women will play Pakistan Women on February 26 at Manuka Oval, Canberra; England Women on March 1; and South Africa Women on March 3. The latter two games will be played at Sydney Showground.The tournament will culminate on March 8 with the final match in Melbourne.
Sumner County Fire Chiefs.Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” The Sumner County Fire Chiefs Association (SCFCA) is pleased to recognize a $5,000 gift from DuPont Pioneer.The grant will be used to purchase grain engulfment rescue equipment to be used throughout the county. The equipment will help rescuers respond to calls where victims have been trapped in grain. The cofferdam device is placed around the victim, allowing rescuers to isolate the victim, and remove the grain immediately surrounding them. Once the grain has been removed, the victim is able to be safely evacuated from the grain storage facility.â€œThe Sumner County Fire Chiefs Association appreciates the generous donation by Pioneer to purchase grain engulfment rescue equipment that can save lives and provide a safer work environment for rescuers,â€ said Tim Hay, SCFCA president.â€œSafety is one of the DuPont Core Values,â€ said Gary Hill, account manager for Pioneer. â€œWe are glad to be able to place this life saving equipment in Sumner County. We never want to see this kind of equipment need to be used, but it is reassuring to know it is available if needed.â€Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
AUBREY BRUCEThere is only one positive thing that I can take from the MLB American League defeating the National League in the 2014 All-Star game. The Pirate that can “man” all of the battle stations, Josh Harrison may be a perfect DH, (designated hitter) when needed for the Buccos if they happen to advance to the 2014 World Series.Anyway, using Harrison to fill the DH position would probably cause little or no fanfare. Why? Because the potential move just makes sense, even to those who don’t.Ladies and gentlemen did you guys see the way Adam Wainwright, the ace of the pitching staff of one of the Pirates NL Central Division rivals St. Louis Cardinals got rocked by the crème de la crème of the American League sluggers? Now the Pirates as well as the rest of the NL Central can at least pick their jaws up off the ground. They should all now realize that they don’t need kryptonite or may not be required to remove all of the nation’s phone booths because contrary to popular belief, Wainwright is not Superman and doesn’t remotely resemble Clark Kent. Wainwright told mlb.com before the game that, “he will prepare for the All-Star start just like he does all others.” He found out very quickly that the starting assignment for the All-Star game is a bit different than facing the Chicago Cubs. Judged on his performance, the scouting report had to be severely flawed or he was over confident in his pitch repertoire. Wainwright even had the gall to suggest that he “allowed” Yankees future hall-of-famer shortstop Derek Jeter to get a hit (Jeter hit a double) almost as a show of honor. Wainwright was quoted by Jeff Passan the MLB columnist for Yahoo sports as saying, “I was gonna give him a couple pipe shots. He deserved it. I didn’t know he was gonna hit a double or I might have changed my mind.”