6 Sep From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/49609297 Read more about sharing. Two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll will compete for a historic third successive victory in April. Trainer Gordon Elliott says the nine-year-old will contest two races in the New Year before returning to Aintree. Tiger Roll, who emulated Red Rum by winning back-to-back Nationals, will be partnered again by jockey Davy Russell. He is also being readied for a bid to win a fifth Cheltenham Festival race, although the intention is not to run him too often during the season. Red Rum won the National in 1973, 1974 and 1977 - and was second twice - but no horse has ever won the race three years running.Owner Michael O'Leary had suggested bidding for a third triumph was unlikely.But Elliott said … [Read more...] about Grand National 2020: Tiger Roll to compete for record third win
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The Istanbul elections always have a significance beyond Istanbul. With its social diversity, economic dynamism and population of 16 million, Istanbul's political atmosphere affects all of Turkey. Istanbul has significant symbolic value for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as well because Erdoğan's political career brightened during his role as the mayor of Istanbul. The June 23 municipal elections in Istanbul signify a new direction in Turkish politics. For the first time in the last 17 years, Turkey's opposition parties and coalition managed to come together around Ekrem İmamoğlu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and won an election against the AK Party. İmamoğlu's coalition took over the municipality of Istanbul from the governing AK Party and demonstrated that President Erdoğan and his party are not invincible. This was a gain for Turkish democracy because many commentators argued … [Read more...] about Istanbul poll results to stimulate change in AK Party politics
SoccerBY KEVIN TEME Old rivalry comes to the fore. And no love will be lost in this year’s inaugural Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League grand final between MRDC Hekari United FC and defending champions Toti City FC from Lae, Morobe Province. Tomorrow’s showdown at the PNG Football Stadium, will see two interesting matches on the card with the playoff for third and fourth placing between FTM Morobe United and Eastern Stars FC followed by the main game between Hekari United and Toti City. Toti City FC head coach Peter Gunemba said he had always dreamed of playing at the highest level; and against a top side like Hekari United FC is what his club has always been looking forward to. “It’s certainly going to be an interesting game this weekend and may the best team win. For us, we are looking forward to the game this weekend (tomorrow),” Peter Gunemba said. Toti City FC captain Raymond Gunemba said the moment they had been waiting for has arrived and they … [Read more...] about Old rivals face off in NSL grand final
(CNN)The results of the European elections revealed some unexpected outcomes Monday as the full picture from the world's biggest multi-country vote became clearer. Over four days last week voters across 28 countries delivered the highest turnout in a European election for 20 years as they selected new representatives to sit in the European Parliament. Here are some of the key takeaways: Traditional centrist parties took a drubbing, with the so-called Grand Coalition -- which consists of the center-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) bloc and the center-right European People's Party (EPP) -- losing 77 seats and its majority in the EU parliament. One of the key figures in the S&D is Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, while German chancellor Angela Merkel is part of the EPP. In contrast, liberal-centrist grouping the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE&R), which includes French President Emmanuel Macron, picked up 32 seats and … [Read more...] about 8 key takeaways from the European election results
Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 18/05/2019, 2:47 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is fast approaching. Some 26 acts will perform for the public vote at the Expo Tel Aviv, Israel, hoping to steal the crown and secure their nation the right to host next year’s event. Here we detail the running order of the grand final, which will be broadcast on BBC One between 8pm and 11.40pm (BST) on Saturday. The running order is decided by the European Broadcasting Union, Eurovision’s governing body, and is designed to ensure each act has the opportunity to stand out. Producers look at the genre and tempo of the song, whether it features props and excessive lighting or pyrotechnics, and the number of backing dancers or vocalists. Running order 1. Malta – Michela Pace with Chameleon Halfway break 14. Israel – Kobi Marimi with Home Voting opens Residents in all … [Read more...] about Eurovision Song Contest grand final: Who will perform and when?