O’Brien triple-handed in Debutante

first_img The Ballydoyle handler has whittled down his options for the informative Group Two over seven furlongs to Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. Minorette looked impressive on her sole start, when victorious at Naas in July, whereas Perhaps boast the stronger form, having got to within a length of stablemate Wonderfully in a Group Three at Leopardstown. Tapestry is also unbeaten from one outing, when she beat Chroussa by half a length over six furlongs at the Curragh last month. O’Brien said: “In the Debutante we intend to have three runners – Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. “They all worked this morning and worked well.” Trainer Aidan O’Brien is likely to be triple-handed in the Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Winter Weather Advisory from midday Friday to Saturday morning for majority of listening area

first_img* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Snowfall and patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and create slick, snow-covered roads. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. IAZ007-017-025>028-036>039-046>050-057>062-070>074-081-082-092- 171815- /O.NEW.KDMX.WW.Y.0004.190118T1800Z-190119T1200Z/ Worth-Cerro Gordo-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Hamilton-Hardin- Grundy-Black Hawk-Greene-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Audubon- Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Jasper-Poweshiek-Cass-Adair-Madison-Warren- Marion-Adams-Union-Taylor- Including the cities of Northwood, Manly, Mason City, Clear Lake, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Grinnell, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Corning, Creston, Bedford, Lenox, and New Market 415 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY… …Patchy Freezing Drizzle and Areas Of Light Snow Creating Slick Conditions, Additionally Accumulating Snow and Blowing Snow Friday into Friday night… .A weather system passing across the state this morning is producing a variety of weather across Iowa. Over the north, light snow is falling. Across southern Iowa, the weather is a bit more messy. Patchy freezing drizzle is occurring along with areas of fog. Both are putting down a light glaze of ice on sidewalks, elevated surfaces and untreated roads. In addition, light snow is occurring in some areas also making some roads slick. The morning commute will be difficult especially on secondary roads and elevated surfaces. A second stronger system will impact the state Friday into Friday night bringing accumulating snow to the entire state of Iowa. Snow will spread across the state Friday morning into Friday afternoon and continue through the evening hours into early Saturday morning. Widespread moderate to locally heavy snow is expected. North to northeast winds will increase Friday afternoon through Friday night creating areas of blowing and drifting snow as well. There is the potential that some or much of the advisory area for Friday into Friday night may be upgraded to a warning at some point. Snowfall rates may be higher at times during the Friday afternoon commute which could lead to slick, snow-covered roads and reduced visibilities. * WHEN…From noon Friday to 6 AM CST Saturday. * WHERE…Southwest, central and northeast Iowa.center_img For more information from the National Weather Service visit https://www.weather.gov/desmoines * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected, with locally higher amounts possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. && $$last_img read more

Bigham grafting to be Jack of all trades

first_img Tags: England Boys’ Squad, Hertfordshire, Jack Bigham 2 Mar 2020 Bigham grafting to be Jack of all trades Jack Bigham is looking to kick on from a season where he threatened leaderboards, made every cut and earned his place in the England set-up.The Hertfordshire teenager is a key member of the boys’ squad for 2020 after showing fine form at under 16 level.Bigham has always been a naturally powerful hitter and it’s amazing to watch him smash drives 290 yards down the range.This winter the 16-year-old has spent time working on his wedge play with England coach Rob Watts and leaning on putting expert Mike Kanski for tips with the flatstick.Stints at the National Golf centre at Woodhall Spa have helped him focus on what he must improve for the year ahead.Now a great week of work in the sunshine at Quinta Do Lago with the boys’ squad two weeks ago (see picture below) has him energised for the opportunities that lie in store.Bigham said: “Last year I started the season strongly at the McEvoy and Fairhaven and I got picked for the under 16s v Spain.“I was undefeated and the highest points scorer in that one.“I carried on and had more top tens and made every cut and was selected again.“My game has become technically better and throughout 2019 I was consistent.“But I’m always looking to get better and I’ve been working with Rob on wedge play and Mike on putting. I’ve seen improvements already.”Bigham will combine his golf this spring with preparing for GCSEs in Business Studies, History and PE.But once the books are packed away he has his eyes on some prizes with England.“I want to play in the Home Internationals and European Boys – they are great experiences,” added Bigham who plays out of Harpenden Golf Club.“You get more of a buzz playing for your country and it’s great to win.“I used to play a bit of football, but stopped that to carry on with golf.“My dad started me off. My brother plays as well and, because he was older, I followed them up the range and I loved it from the start.“I was naturally good from the start – I could hit it straight away.“Now I do hit it far for my age. The stats show that my long game is good.”Bigham admits he loves to study Tiger Woods’ game as much for his attitude as his skills on the course.“Tiger is unreal,” said Bigham with a smile.“I’ve watched all the videos of him and he’s just different. He always wanted to win. Even when he was behind you knew he would come back and never give up.“I like watching Justin Rose and the younger ones such as Matt Wallace. He’s from Hertfordshire too and that’s good for me.“I just want to be like them. I want to be a professional.“That’s been the case for a few years.“It’s hard work – especially when you have school as well. But you have to put in the work to achieve.”There’s an obvious camaraderie within the boys’ squad this season and that was shown at the last gathering at Woodhall Spa.The fun forfeits for losing out in tasks are now part of the weekend – and Bigham and team-mate Max Hopkins earned some strange glances when they headed for dinner after one of the challenges.“Me and Max had to carry weights from the gym into the restaurant and back to the hotel!” said Bigham with a wry smile.“I only lost out by a shot. We got some funny looks!“The get-togethers are intense and that’s good. You’re always learning either with work in the gym or on the range.“I enjoy the gym work. I do that with Hertfordshire every week and it’s about finding a way to fit in a couple of more days a week to boost my power and distance.”Main photograph credit: Leaderboardlast_img read more

Thousands of Jobs available for 2020 Census

first_imgMandated in the Constitution, the census is conducted every 10 years and determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. It also allows state officials to redistrict congressional and state legislative districts to account for population changes, among other benefits. RED BANK – Adults looking to earn extra money this winter can apply for jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau, officials told the public at a meeting Nov. 20 at the Red Bank Public Library. The census asks questions about a resident’s name, sex, age, date of birth, origin, race, relationship, and if they are renters or homeowners. Census takers also ask for phone numbers in case they need to contact that person again. But all information is private and census takers are sworn to secrecy regarding the information they receive from others. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age. They also must have a valid Social Security number and email address and must pass a background check, the application process and an assessment. Those interested in working with the 2020 Census team are welcome to apply online at 2020census.gov.jobs or by phone at 1-855-JOB-2020.center_img Office positions include area census office manager, census field manager, administrative manager, information technology manager, recruiting manager, office operations supervisor and clerical support. In the field, there are positions for recruitment, census field supervision and enumerators. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of individuals to help conduct the 2020 Census. And for the first time, citizens will be able to answer the census online, making it – according to Census Bureau representatives – easier than ever. The first U.S. census was conducted in 1790 and served as an important piece of the country’s history and future.last_img read more