THE Grand National Festival 2019 is the must-see horseracing meeting of the year. But where and when is the coverage on TV? Here's the lowdown... When is the Grand National Festival 2019? The annual race festival at Aintree racecourse outside of Liverpool opened on Thursday April 4 and runs until Saturday April 6. The racecourse expects more than 150,000 racegoers to attend the three-day event, which includes Ladies Day. Away from the track, the main event itself - the 2019 Grand National - will be watched by millions of people around the globe tomorrow. Seven races are held each day, with punters watching closely when the first race starts from 1.45pm. The Grand National will be held late Saturday afternoon at 5.15pm, with one final race running afterwards at 6.20pm. When does coverage of the Grand National Festival 2019 start and where can I watch the races? ITV1 and Racing TV are screening daily racing. Plus, each day is streamed on ITV Hub. While ITV1 won't feature the first and … [Read more...] about What time does the Grand National Festival 2019 TV coverage start, what channel is it on and which races are running?
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Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EDT Apr 2, 2019 CHICAGO— The city of Chicago will make history Tuesday when it becomes the nation’s largest U.S. city to elect a black woman as mayor. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters in the first round of voting in February that included 14 candidates. Since no candidate won an outright majority in the first round, Lightfoot and Preckwinkle are squaring off in Tuesday’s runoff race. Lightfoot, 56, has never been elected to office. Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel appointed her to serve on high-level positions on police accountability panels. Preckwinkle is the top-elected official in the Cook County government, which includes Chicago, and is also the head of the county’s Democratic Party. A former high school teacher from St. Paul, Minnesota, she spent 20 years as a Chicago alderman representing the South Side … [Read more...] about Chicago mayor’s race: 2 black female candidates battle to make history
On Saturday 17 November, the Malta AAA organised the second race in the 2018/2019 Road Running League at Maqluba, over the same route used for the first race. The Men's 5km race was again keenly contested, with three runners - Charlton Debono, Dillon Cassar and Luke Micallef still bunched together at the last kilometre. At this point, Charlton Debono (Athletix Gozo) unleashed a strong attack to win the race in a fast time of 15:30. The Raptorz runner Dillon Cassar was hot on Charlton's heels to win second place in 15:33 while the Pembroke athlete Luke Micallef, who won the first League race, crossed the line in third position in a time of 15:37. In the women's race, Lisa Maria Bezzina (Pembroke) notched her second victory of the League with a fast time of 17:20 while Mona Lisa Camilleri (AS Libertas) proved that she was in excellent shape by finishing in 17:31, a mere 11 seconds behind. Third place went to Roberta Schembri (St Patrick's AC) who clocked a strong time of … [Read more...] about Charlton Debono wins MAAA’s Road Running League Race 2 at Maqluba
The horse race that stops two nations gets underway at 5pm NZ time. The Melbourne Cup from Flemington Racecourse features Kiwi jockey James McDonald riding the favourite Yucatan. The other Kiwi rider is Michael Walker aboard A Prince of Arran. There are two Kiwi trained horses running, Sir Charles Road and Zacada, although neither are fancied to win the iconic race. The winner will pocket a cool $4.3 million and there is over $7.9 million in prize money on offer. The race is 3,200 metres long and takes around three minutes. Twenty four horses compete in the race. 2.45pm - Rain has affected the racing at Flemington Racetrack with races being pushed back. The Melbourne Cup’s famous punters aren’t put off though and many have covered their glad rags on plastic coats. 2.50pm - The heavy rain has meant the track has been downgraded to heavy 8. 3.00pm - Reports are coming the rain has caused a small section of roof to collapse in the Flemington … [Read more...] about Live: Melbourne Cup 2018, the race that stops two nations
Lindsay Schnell USA TODAY Published 6:40 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 For decades, said Craig Hoxie, there’s been a joke in education that goes something like this: Those who can, teach. And those who can’t, legislate. Hoxie, who teaches physics and sports science at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, laughed when he repeated the line. But it’s not actually that funny, he said, because of the sobering truth behind it. In the spring, when Hoxie and other teachers across the state walked out of Oklahoma classrooms demanding better pay, he thought of that joke. He thought of it again on the 110-mile march from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, as teachers rallied at the capitol for more money for education. That’s when he realized: If he wanted things to be different, he had to get involved. “I’m always telling my students that to change things, they’ve gotta join the revolution,” said Hoxie, now in his 19th year … [Read more...] about Teachers run for election in record numbers; 1 in 4 statehouse races