Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Ireland is to have thousands of tonnes of fish deducted from its quota after an investigation into the State’s implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.The Irish Times reports the findings of the European Commission found the country’s system for controlling its waters “unsatisfactory”.The review came after an audit in Donegal found serious deficiencies in the Irish fishing control system.Sanctions are expected to be issued, which a plan is to be devised to solve the issues in the fishing system. Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCabinet to debate mandatory hotel quarantine legislationNext articleBill launched to amend Northern Ireland’s abortion laws News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Ireland to lose thousands of tonnes from fish quotas after EU investigation Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter Pinterest
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FIFA, world football’s governing body, has paved the way for a big increase in prize money at the 2018 World Cup, to be staged in Russia.FIFA plans a 22 per cent increase on the prize money, which appears to leave open the possibility of 2018 producing the first $50 million (£30 million/€36 million) World Cup winner.Budget plans for 2015-2018, included in the body’s new 2013 financial report, include a total of $582 million (£352 million/€422 million) for “finalist payments” at the flagship tournament, which is responsible for the vast majority of FIFA’s revenue.This would be more than $100 million (£60 million/€72 million) up on the $476 million (£288 million/€345 million) to be paid to national teams and the clubs who employ the players competing at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.The winner of this year’s tournament is to receive $35 million (£21 million/€25 million), with $25 million (£15 million/€18 million) going to the runners-up.Beaten quarter-finalists will get $14 million (£8.5 million/€10 million), and even the 16 teams eliminated at the group stage will collect $9.5 million (£6 million/€7 million), consisting of $8 million (£5 million/€6 million) prize money and the $1.5 million (£907,000/€1.1 million) preparation fee paid to all 32 finalists. Clubs whose players take part in the tournament will share $70 million (£42 million/€51 million), based on a “per player per day” amount of $2,800 (£1,692/€2,030).The 2015-2018 budget also indicates that FIFA expects to extend its Club Protection Programme (CPP), an insurance scheme designed to compensate clubs when their players are injured on international duty, beyond its current end-2014 cut-off point. The budget includes $120 million (£73 million/€87 million) for CPP, up from its expected $100 million (£60.5 million/€72.5 million) cost for 2012-2014.FIFA confirmed that it was “foreseen” that the CPP would be continued. However, this had not yet been approved by the Executive Committee.
Hearts coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has urged his side to quickly look ahead to their next league match after a historic victory over Berekum Chelsea.Hearts ended a 4 year unbeaten run of the Berekum side after a Sam Yeboah strike early on in the second all but ensured a second successive away win for the Phobians.The win comes six days after Hearts demoralizing defeat at the hands of Kotoko and Kenichi was full of praise for his players’ attitude.”The most difficult part of this match was because we had our biggest game in the league last weekend so how we can refocus and play our best was the most difficult.” Kenichi told reporters after the game.”It was also difficult because our opponents played very well so it was not easy at all for us to score goals.””Losing the game last week is only in the past as well as this game is past as well.” “We can enjoy a little bit of this win but I don’t think it has any effect at all for us. We just have to refocus.”Hearts now lead the league as a result of Wa All Stars defeat at the hands of Techiman City.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Mark Glatt5967210%25%$287,100 Victor Espinoza545959%35%$589,060 J. Keith Desormeaux3265719%56%$234,904 ZENYATTA’S SON SHOWS PROMISE IN FIRST RACEAlthough not victorious, Ziconic had an encouraging debut, closing like his mother Zenyatta from 15 lengths last at the half-mile marker to finish third, beaten less than two lengths, in Saturday’s third race, a seven furlong test for allowance maidens.Conditioned by John Shirreffs, who also trained 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta for Jerry and Ann Moss, the chestnut colt sired by Tapit broke a bit slowly from his No. 5 post position in a field of seven three-year-olds and finished well after going wide into the stretch under Gary Stevens.“We knew he was going to break slow and it took him a little while to get wound up,” Stevens said. “I was at the three-eighths pole and was so far back I said, ‘Buddy, your momma could win from here, do it!’ I told John that I never got to ride the big mare Zenyatta but I know what she felt like now.“They’re going to have a lot of fun with Ziconic. The best part is that he enjoys his job, he loved what he was doing, especially that last eighth of a mile.” Peter Miller811041012%30%$399,555 Santiago Gonzalez17031262018%45%$1,279,474 Peter Eurton6210151016%56%$670,368 (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 20) FINISH LINES: In his first work since winning the Grade II San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 6, Flamboyant went four furlongs Sunday on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 49.60 under regular rider Brice Blanc for trainer Paddy Gallagher . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Wild Dude worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 for Jerry Hollendorfer, who said the come-from-behind specialist is a candidate for the San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs on March 12 . . . Probable for next Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at about 6 1/2 furlongs on turf in the Golden State Series: Alert Bay, Martin Garcia; Aotearoa, Drayden Van Dyke; Boozer, Gary Stevens; Forest Chatter, Mike Smith; McHeat, Fernando Perez; Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez; Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat; and Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza. McHeat worked four furlongs on the main track Sunday in 50.20 for Barry Abrams . . . Committed stretch runner Big John B worked five furlongs in 1:02.80 for leading trainer Phil D’Amato, who has three races under consideration: the Santa Anita Handicap, the San Luis Rey, and the Tokyo City Cup. D’Amato also worked Midnight Storm five furlongs on the dirt training track in 1:01.60 for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf March 12. Fernando Perez11011101710%35%$598,924 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SONGBIRD COULD SURFACE IN THE SANTA YSABELSMOKEY IMAGE HAS ‘EASY’ DRILL FOR SAN FELIPEZENYATTA’S SON PROMISING THIRD IN DEBUT RACEAGENT HAS WINNING DUO IN MALDONADO, LOPEZ Edwin Maldonado1152110918%35%$744,125 Flavien Prat15128162219%44%$1,705,947 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas70119916%41%$857,969 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Jeff Bonde2472329%50%$155,685 John Sadler5377413%34%$367,129 Vladimir Cerin3093430%53%$300,070 Gary Stevens4696620%46%$1,045,378 Rafael Bejarano16533321720%50%$1,585,157 Mike Smith64761111%38%$924,665 Jerry Hollendorfer901071311%33%$800,681 George Papaprodromou3162519%42%$150,460 J.R. PEGRAM HAS MALDONADO, LOPEZ ON A ROLLDon’t look now, but combined, under the aegis of agent J.R. Pegram, Edwin Maldonado and David Lopez have won more races at Santa Anita this meet than individual leader Rafael Bejarano (33) or runner-up Santiago Gonzalez (31).Through 34 racing days, Maldonado had 21 wins, while apprentice Lopez, who has missed the last six days due to soreness suffered in a riding mishap on Feb. 12, was stalled at 20, for a total of 41 between them.Hard work is paying off.“They’re good workers and they do everything that’s asked of them,” Pegram said. “We’re getting a little bit of business with everybody. That’s the key. They’re not doing it for just one person, they’re doing it for everybody.“It makes a big difference when every trainer out there is willing to use your jocks. It makes it easier. They’re both well liked so we’re just kind of going with it.“I’ve been an agent since 1992. Everything’s going good. I can’t complain.”Added Maldonado, who rode maiden winner Bistraya to a ninth-place finish after prompting the early pace for trainer Ricky Agarie in Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes:“I’m very happy. J.R. is a good guy and he knows what he’s doing. We started 2016 on the right foot. I had two wins for Phil D’Amato last Saturday, I’m still riding for Jeff Bonde, and Doug O’Neill has put me on a few. It all helps.” Steven Miyadi3979518%54%$250,219 Philip D’Amato8418141321%54%$1,013,715 Joseph Talamo15217192011%37%$926,069 Patrick Gallagher2463525%58%$464,833 Kent Desormeaux6911191016%58%$935,759 UNBEATEN SMOKEY IMAGE WORKS FOR SAN FELIPEUndefeated Smokey Image worked five furlongs in company Sunday morning in 1:00.40 under Victor Espinoza for his first foray in a graded race, the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 12.Smokey Image, a California-bred son of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image, worked with Excessive Kid, who was clocked in 1:01 flat.“I just worked him in company to give him a little target,” trainer Carla Gaines said of Smokey Image, winner of all six of his starts, including an 8 ½-length romp in the California Cup Derby on Jan. 30.“He did it pretty easily,” Gaines said of the workout. Doug O’Neill11716162014%44%$917,033 Bob Baffert6916101023%52%$1,185,160 Mario Gutierrez13116221912%44%$990,856 Martin Pedroza6176311%26%$186,420 SONGBIRD IN ‘BRILLIANT’ DRILL; COULD GO IN SANTA YSABELChampion filly Songbird could make her next start in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at a mile and a sixteenth on March 5.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer did not rule out the $100,000 race after the undefeated Eclipse Award winner as best in her division as a two-year-old last year worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in 1:00.80 under regular rider Mike Smith.Asked if the brilliant daughter of Medaglia d’Oro might run in the Santa Ysabel before the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 9, Hollendorfer left the door open, saying, “I haven’t made my mind up,” but either way, he was delighted with the work.“A minute and four-fifths and just as easy as you please,” he said.Smith summed up the work in one word: “Brilliant.”Songbird made her three-year-old debut in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 6, winning off “by a pole” as the saying goes, the actual margin being 6 ½ lengths. Martin Garcia78128815%36%$775,954 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Drayden Van Dyke93991210%32%$541,434 Agapito Delgadillo6096615%35%$224,677 Trainer Sts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze16819272511%42%$998,871 Kristin Mulhall3165219%42%$266,135 -30-