The 145th Kentucky Derby kicks off this Saturday night at the famed Churchill Downs racing track when 21 of the world's greatest horses race in one of the most decadent events in sports. High drama has already impacted the Derby this year with the 11th hour withdrawal of field favorite Omaha Beach, who was pulled out of the race due to an unforeseen breathing issue. There are now three favorites entering the race, all of whom are trained by five-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert: Game Winner at 9-2, Improbable at 5-1 and Roadster at 5-1. One variable to keep an eye on this Saturday is the weather. Early reports indicate a 70 percent chance of showers. Rain has fallen on Derby day 68 times over its past 144 runnings. With over three inches of rainfall on race day, last year's was the wettest-ever Kentucky Derby.How to watch the Kentucky Derby Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KentuckyPost time: 6:50 p.m. ETTV … [Read more...] about A rundown on every horse racing in the 145th Kentucky Derby
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 10, 2018, 3:26 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A “wicked” paedophile has been found guilty of the Babes in the Woods murders, ending a 32-year fight for justice for the families of his victims. Russell Bishop was 20 years old when he sexually assaulted and strangled nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in a woodland den in Brighton. He was originally cleared of their murders exactly 31 years ago but within three years went on to kidnap, molest and throttle a seven-year-old girl, leaving her for dead at Devils Dyke on the edge of the Sussex seaside city. While serving life for attempted murder, Bishop, now 52, was ordered to face a fresh trial under the double jeopardy law, in light of a DNA breakthrough. A Pinto sweatshirt discarded on Bishop’s route home was linked to the defendant by DNA while fibre, paint and ivy transfers placed it at the … [Read more...] about Justice for the Babes in the Woods after 32-year fight
Harper’s magazine has devoted its December cover story to shining a spotlight on the persecution of Christians, especially the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “In the summer of 2014, the Islamic State occupied Christian cities and villages across northern Iraq, appropriated Christian homes, and destroyed farms of Christian families,” reports the second oldest magazine in the United States, founded in 1850.“When Islamic State commanders separated men from women and imposed jizyah, or extortion taxes, their purpose was extreme: they meant to subjugate the Christians or drive them away from the land,” states Janine di Giovanni in her essay. The report, titled “The Vanishing: The plight of Christians in an age of intolerance,” chronicles the systematic elimination of Christians from the Middle East, as wave after wave of persecution has sent them from their homes. Harper’s magazine cover December 2018 In Mosul, for example, … [Read more...] about Harper’s Exposes ‘Vanishing’ Christians in Middle East
The Boston area has a well-known reputation for its prestigious universities. Harvard. MIT. The list goes on. But there are a few local colleges that arguably don’t get the recognition they deserve. CollegeVine, a Cambridge-based college guidance company, recently examined the “most underrated” colleges in the United States, by comparing their cost of attendance and generosity of financial aid with “qualitative data” on students’ career outcomes. Unlike traditional college rankings, CollegeVine co-founder Vinay Bhaskara said they primarily focused on financial outcomes, like students’ starting salary and return on investment one and five years after graduating, as well as “qualitative outcomes like job placements.” And in their final list released Monday morning, two schools in the Boston area — or, to be more specific, two schools in Wellesley — just made the top 10. Both Babson College and Wellesley … [Read more...] about The most underrated colleges in the country? These local schools made the list.
PUBLISHED: 14:18 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 03 December 2018 Norwich City academy product Cameron King was unable to force an upset as non-league Halifax were beaten 3-1 by AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup second round on Saturday Picture: Ian Hodgson/PA Wire PA Wire The FA Cup third round draw is being held this evening and there are still six non-league teams that Norwich City could be facing in January. Beyond the 44 Premier League and Championship teams joining the world’s oldest club competition, there are a further 20 teams from lower levels who will play in the third round.Five second round ties have gone to a replay and the final tie is being played tonight, when National League North side Guiseley host League One club Fleetwood at 8pm, following the draw.The lowest ranked team going into the hat is Southport, who sit 19th in National League North, but they still have a replay against Tranmere to overcome.Woking are the only other team from step two of non-league … [Read more...] about Who could Norwich City be drawn against in the FA Cup third round?