Stakes win for Bridgmohan

first_imgNEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CMC):Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan made virtually all the running aboard favourite Cash Control to capture the US$60,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds here last Saturday.Cash Control grabbed the lead outside the five-eighths pole after fighting Bridgmohan made her running along the rails before easily fending off her challengers in the stretch to reach the wire 2-1/2 lengths clear in a time of one minute, 43.07 seconds. The victory was her third straight but first added money score.Bridgmohan said he realised the four-year-old bay filly wanted the lead from the break and he complied.”She was very determined wanting to go, so I dropped my hands and let her do her thing,” he said.Bridgmohan narrowly missed out on another stakes triumph when he finished second by a nose aboard favourite Twirling Cinnamon as 5-1 chance Taylors Angiel won the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes.last_img read more

Everton latest: Roberto Martinez defends under-fire John Stones – ‘He’s not the finished article’

first_img1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez has come to the defence of John Stones after the England youngster faced a fan backlash for his performance against Swansea on Sunday.The Three Lions defender has impressed with his natural ball playing ability in recent seasons, but was criticised after his sloppy backpass led to the Swans’ opening goal in a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park.It was the latest in a string of bad results for the Toffees, as they drop into the bottom half of the table after a run of just one win from their last ten Premier League games.Martinez has often excused his side’s performances on the basis his young team still have plenty to learn, and he has no doubts Stones, in particular, will prove his critics wrong in the long run.“John is 21 and has played 68 games in the Premier League. I would never judge a player until he plays 100 starts in any league,” he added.“John is the first one to know when he plays well and plays badly. You have to learn from those situations.“Some of his performances this season have been magnificent. Is he the finished article? Clearly not because he is 21 and has played only 68 games.“Whatever the judgement and criticism from outside we accept it but I think John Stones is in the perfect environment to fulfil his potential and become one of the greatest players England has ever seen.”Martinez was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City, with Everton taking a slender 2-1 advantage to the Etihad Stadium .A Merseyside derby final with Liverpool – if the Reds beat Stoke on Tuesday night – could be on the cards with a victory, and Martinez is confident his young side have what it take to secure their place at Wembley, despite their recent struggles in the league.“You want every player to show the mentality of being ready and that the team can rely on that individual and every player has to have that mentality,” the manager added.“Disappointments are painful at the moment because results have not been fair in reflecting the efforts and football we have played.“Psychologically you have to go through experiences in order to create that resilience to create that winning mentality.“When things are going well they [younger players] will get a lot of attention, but in the same way when results are not going well they have to get used to that scrutiny.“I never manage in a blame culture, I manage in an aspirational manner.“There are situations you need that [psychological] support but at the moment I wouldn’t say that is needed in this team.“Getting a big achievement and reach something quite special could help to that positive outlook in our games.“It will be an enormous landmark for the club if we can reach the final of the League Cup.“I don’t think we have anything to lose. Everyone expects Man City to win and to get into the final.” Everton defender John Stones last_img read more

Watch: The humpback is back for an amazing encounter with fishermen

first_imgA local fishing crew caught a lot more than they bargained for when they caught a glimpse of a humpback whale in Donegal Bay on Tuesday.The mighty creature was spotted off South Donegal among schools of dolpins and bluefin tuna.The whale wasn’t shy either, as it surfaced only a few feet away from the fishing boat. The amazing marine moment was caught on camera and shared by the Donegal Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, but viewers are advised that the video contains expletives:Video: Donegal IWDGThese events follow another sighting of a humpback whale off St John’s Point on Sunday. Sightings are expected around the Irish coast at this time of year as whales come to their seasonal feeding grounds. However, two whales in Kerry baffled researchers after returning to the region together 20 years after their first recorded sighting.The Donegal branch of IWDG advised that there is a good chance of seeing the humpbacks off the north west coast at St John’s Point, Sliabh Liag and Carrick. If you do see the whales, the public is asked to report all sightings to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Watch: The humpback is back for an amazing encounter with fishermen was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CoastfishHumpback WhaleMarinelast_img read more

How the A’s decided on their final Opening Day roster spots

first_imgOAKLAND — They say spring training stats do not mean much. But in the case of certain A’s players, the numbers either made or broke their case to make the Opening Day roster.The A’s 25-man roster was not as difficult a puzzle to predict at the start of spring training as it has been in years past. There isn’t much to change when you are coming off a 97-win season.The few question marks that did exist were on the pitching side, both in the bullpen and starting rotation. Pitchers who were once …last_img read more

How Mastercard wants to become your new travel ticket

first_imgPublic transportation systems around the world are very different. Ticketing systems and route information are often confusing and rarely convenient for the user. But what if your credit card could act as a Fifth Element-style multipass enabling you to board that commuter train or bus with a wave of your hand?This is the idea behind Mastercard’s initiative to make its contactless payment system to work getting people around town, or cross-country, with ease.Embracing contactless paymentsMore than 80 cities around the globe are enabling commuters to pay for their train or bus pass by tapping their card on an onboard terminal. For users that prefer to use their smartphones as a contactless payment medium, this feature will work for them, as well.This allows holders of a Mastercard to skip the ticket lines and hop on board with a tap or a swipe. London, a city with one of the largest public transportation systems in the world, introduced contactless payments in 2014. Since then, an incredible 40% of daily pay-as-you-go trips are taken by passengers using this system.See also: How contactless payments can help disaster-proof smart citiesCommuter rail lines in New York are set up so travelers can “Masterpass” their ticket. Singapore is following suit, becoming the first city to offer contactless ticketing in the Asian market.“While every city has its own characteristics, virtually all of them are dealing with congestion and pollution, hence they are eager to shift passengers from cars to public transport,” said Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst, smart cities and IoT, IHS Markit. “With constraints on their budgets, cities are looking for smart, cost efficient ticketing and demand management solutions that enhance urban life.”Mastercard showcased this technology during the Global Public Transportation Summit in Montreal this week. Mobile ticketing and contactless payments are a key part of Mastercard’s strategy to extend its reach and provide a value-add for its customers.What are long-term implications?Mobile ticketing and contactless payments are an appealing addition to any public transportation system. These systems have long been struggling with a ticketing bottleneck. Having a simple, one-step solution for passengers to board and pay their fare makes life easier not only for Mastercard’s customers but countless other passengers in the transportation system.This isn’t an exclusive system for Mastercard customers. Visa, American Express, and other payment system providers have long been pushing to make it easier for their customers to use their services. Time will tell whether or not this system will make public transportation more appealing to the larger market. Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#MasterCard#Payments#travel IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more