Archive for February, 2011
Magic Millions Sprint winner Temple of Boom has suffered a setback putting a trip to Sydney for the Group one Galaxy at Randwick in doubt.
Trainer Tony Gollan has been working overtime to get Temple of Boom fit for the 1100-metre sprint on April 16 after he struck himself jumping a puddle in trackwork earlier this month.
“He was just trotting around when he struck himself jumping a puddle,” Gollan said.
“It was a freak accident but luckily there’s no long time term damage.
“He took some skin off which required a few stitches but there hasn’t been any structural problems.
“The stitches are out now and he never got an infection.”
Gollan will make a decision later this week whether the four-year-old can continue his autumn campaign.
“I was going to take him down for the Sebring and then the Galaxy and come back home for the Stradbroke,” he said.
“I haven’t made up my mind which way to go yet and it’s 50-50 whether he’ll go to Sydney.
“If he doesn’t go away I’ll just get him ready for the Lightning Handicap here.
“It’s only about seven weeks to the Galaxy and five to the Sebring on Golden Slipper day and he won’t have time to have a run beforehand but I could trial him.”
Gollan is keen to head back to Melbourne with Temple of Boom in the spring following his success in the Listed Swisse Stakes (1100m) at Flemington in November.
Stablemates Spirit of Boom and Listen Son could join him interstate for the Melbourne spring carnival.
Temple of Boom hasn’t raced since scoring a narrow win over Huckleberry Dane in the Magic millions Sprint (1000m) at the Gold Coast last month.
Gollan has several options available with Temple of Boom during the winter carnival.
“The Lightning is what we’d probably aim for but he could go for the Stradbroke,” he said.
“The problem with the Stradbroke is finding a suitable lead-up campaign.
“Weight-for-age is not his go so he wouldn’t run in the BTC Cup and the Doomben 10,000. I suspect he’d have to qualify for the Stradbroke so he may have to run in the QTC Cup.”
The winner of the Group Two QTC Cup (1200m) at Eagle Farm on June 4 will automatically qualify for the Group one Stradbroke (1400m) a week later.
Spirit of Boom, a last start winner at Eagle Farm on Australia Day, will have his next start in late April before the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m) at the Gold Coast on May 7.
The three-year-old will then tackle the QTC Cup and if successful will be given his chance in the Stradbroke.
<a href="http://www.bloodstock.com.au/news/story.php?id=8429tag:news.google.com,2005:cluster=http://www.bloodstock.com.au/news/story.php?id=8429Sun, 27 Feb 2011 04:08:53 GMT 00:00″>Temple Of Boom in doubt for Galaxy
OMG you have to ask?? The harbor cruise is a must! And bring your camera. Then walk around and talk to the Aussies. if you must, climb the harbor bridge – only for the strong-willed.
You can buy a day pass from the ferry wharf(Circular Quay) for 10 dollars or so and travell all day around Sydney harbour getting off at different spots.
Depends how much time you have to kill. I would definitly reccommend touring the Opera House. You can also talk all the way to the top of the famous Sydney Bridge. They also have boat tours but I'm not sure if you want to do that since you're about to get on a boat anyway. if you have more time, take a short trip out of town and visit the Olympic Village. I would check online for an official site for the city of Sydney.
In case you are going to Sydney for your future holiday it is a good plan to plan it in advance. you will find lots of fantastic things to do in Sydney, so you really need know-how of the things which interests you most, where you will stay and how you are going to enjoy time. you may travel to Sydney with no a itinerary, but if you are arriving from distant country and just for a quick trip, it does make sense to commit a little while before to stay away from difficulties later. so here is several things you’ll want to take into account before your holiday.
1. Arrange your lodging beforehand Sydney is Australia’s favorite town and despite the fact it offers a lot of accommodations, it might be difficult to get a hold of suitable rooms at times. that is why it’s recommended to book beforehand. doing this you will bypass situation when you are required to invest hours heading from hotel to hotel searching for a shtelter as opposed to concentrating on some amazing things you could do in Sydney. This can be certainly crucial if you have a reasonably limited funds and can’t pay for higher priced lodging.
When you select your lodge, examine its specific location. you don’t want to end up a distance from the city center. Central location is essential, as it will help you save you a great deal of time. try to stay near to the bus stop. that way it will be easier for you to go to locations such as seashores or national parks all around the city.
2. buy a decent guide book it will be possible to take a trip without the need of a guide book, but having it can make your holiday easier. Decent guidebook will have maps of the place, so you will not have to concern yourself with getting lost. it will also have tips about enjoyable things to do in Sydney and attractions, opening times, costs, public transport and celebrations.
You can certainly obtain this information for free on the net, but having everything in one volume in your bag is a lot more practical.
You will discover quite a few guide books to select from and which one you pick will depend on your method of travelling. Just go to any big book store and take a look at the traveling section. There certainly are going to be great choice of guidebooks available.
3. Think about a back up schedule it is often a wise decision to have a plan for your holiday. If your holiday is brief, try to plan every day by determining which spots you will see on every day. Nonetheless, at times things don’t go in line with plan and you ought to prepare for it.
The primary reason your itinerary could not work out is the weather conditions. If you plan your visit in the city around traveling to beaches and outdoor points of interest and there is rain you could very well be in trouble. that is certainly the key reason why you should put together a list of sites you want to see should your original schedule doesn’t work out. This list could contain items like visiting museums or heading to interesting bistro or to the regional aquarium.
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The largest cruise ship to visit Australia, the Queen Mary 2, has arrived in Fremantle during her world tour, injecting an estimated $500,000 into Western Australia’s economy.
The 151,400-tonne Cunard cruise ship berthed at Fremantle’s cruise terminal today and will depart in the evening.
Queen Mary 2 is 62m high and can carry 2600 guests, as well as 1300 crew.
The ship boasts 10 restaurants, five pools, the largest ballroom at sea and the largest library at sea.
Her visit comes just over a month into her current 103-day world voyage.
Queen Mary 2 will continue to Adelaide and Sydney before returning to new York via Asia and the Mediterranean.
Thursday’s visit was the cruise ship’s second visit to Fremantle, following her maiden visit in 2010.
Next year, she will visit Fremantle twice during a 28-day deployment in Australia for circumnavigation of the country.
WA will host Cunard’s latest ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, in two weeks when she makes her maiden call to Fremantle.
The cruise hits Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown PEI, Sydney Nova Scotia, Halifax, Ben Harbor Maine, and Boston. I was attracted to the trip because of the destinations, and also I saw a special on the travel channel.
The main destinations I am interested in are Montreal & Quebec City. are the other destinations worth going to, or should I not take a cruise and just go to the two locations? is the ship nice / do you spend much time on it? Any other recommendations for me? Thanks.
4-13 March 2011By Frank Quealey 26 Feb 2011 07:22
one of Australia?s best known 18ft Skiff sailors from the 1990s, David Witt has made a comeback in the class to represent Queensland with a serious Giltinan Championship campaign.
David was not only one of the best skippers in the 18s but UK?s Tim Robinson had ?Witty? on board when he won the 1999 Giltinan in Rockport.
In this campaign, David is joined by long time crew and champion sailors Alan Mansfield and Barry Flannigan. the trio will be one of the heaviest (if not the heaviest) teams in the regatta and will certainly be one to watch in strong wind conditions.
Alan Mansfield said that recently, during one of their training sessions on Waterloo Bay, they completed the day without a single capsize in around 35-knots.
Their skiff is a former Gotta love It 7 and Smeg hull and they have added two brand new rigs on the skiff, which will race as Queenslander 1 (Q1).
David Witt came originally into the 18s (from the Cherubs) as a 17-year-old and quickly established himself as a very fine, talented sailor and quite a character off the water.
His transition from the Cherubs was so successful that it quickly led to an influx of other Cherub sailors into the Australian 18 Footers League fleet.
two od Dave?s former team mates, who followed him from the Cherubs will be competing against him in this regatta. they are Andrew ?Noddy? Hay (Yandoo) and Dave ?Gil? Ewings (Smeg).
He also sailed successfully with Grand Prix Sailing in the 1990s and represented sponsors Ericsson, AAMI, Nokia and Pace Express.
over the past 18 years, he has been involved in major sailing projects all over the world.
Aside from his 18ft Skiff achievements, he has competed in 16 Sydney-Hobart races (all as skipper or primary helmsman), Whitbread Round-the-World (now known as Volvo), Maxi World champion, Fastnet races, Melbourne-Osaka (teo-handed) and Round Europe race.
His roles often included that of project manager (as well as primary helmsman/skipper) on boats from 30ft to 100ft, and managing budgets from tens of thousands up to multi-million dollar projects.
the team are not only looking for success in the 2011 Giltinan, but see their challenge as a boost to re-establishing an 18ft Skiff fleet in Queensland.
?We want to help develop the talents of young Queensland sailors and believe our knowledge and experience will help these young sailors as well as lift the Queensland profile in sailing?, David said.
Race Day at the League (the latest flying18s.com video)
- YachtsandYachting.com 18ft Skiff Page
We are arriving in Sydney on march 24 for a princess cruise. we have the whole day free. what should we do?
does anyone know when the princess starts its transfers to the ship. Are ther connections to tours from the harbour?
I'm trying to find out who designed the sydney harbour bridge and a little bit abt the designer. I tried google searching it but i couldn't find anything. can u help?
See your other question, all information there.
The chief engineers name was John Bradfield. He did the first design and also the formal designs for construction.
Have a look at wikipedia, it's got a good page on the Bridge & it's histroy etc.
I couldn't tell you who designed it, but 2 years before it was actually built, I had a dream about it. I saw sticks and wind sails on a bay. I was only a child!
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.comJimmy Buffett falls off stage at Australia concert
SYDNEY (AP) – U.S. singer Jimmy Buffett left hospital on Thursday, a day after he fell off a stage at the end of a Sydney concert and was knocked unconscious, Australian television reported.
Buffett departed St. Vincent's Hospital in inner Sydney via a back entrance to avoid the media after doctors gave him the all-clear on Thursday morning, Ten Network television reported.
Medical staff said the singer had suffered a head injury, but added he was in good spirits and lucky to have recovered so quickly from the fall at Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday night.
Witnesses attending his show described hearing a “crack” as Buffett's head hit the floor following an encore performance of his song “Lovely Cruise.”
“He really took a very nasty tumble,” the hospital's emergency department director Gordian Fulde, who attended the concert, told seven Network television.
“He just didn't see the drop in front of the stage,” Fulde said.
“I heard the 'crack' and I thought: 'This guy has broken his neck,'” he added.
Fulde, who is also a surgeon, rushed to the aid of the 64-year-old entertainer.
“He had a head injury and he lost consciousness … (but) scans show that he's OK,” Fulde told seven Network.
Buffett lay on the floor in front of the first row of seating waiting for paramedics and an ambulance to arrive, and he was rushed to hospital half an hour later.
The Margaritaville singer had performed on Sunday and Monday to sold-out crowds at Sydney's Opera House, and the Wednesday concert was tacked on in response to demand.
“We've had an unfortunate incident, but the show's over so if you could move along that would be very, very cool, thank you,” the audience was told after the accident.
A message posted on Buffett's website said he was doing well.
“As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital,” the statement said.
“The doctors say he is doing well … More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!”
Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band had not performed in Australia for 20 years, the Daily Telegraph said, and had promised to return in 2012.
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