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Shoppers shun high street on peak Xmas weekend

Shoppers shun high street on peak Xmas weekend

Business
Shoppers have stayed away from the high street on what is usually a peak trading weekend before Christmas. Footfall for Saturday across already struggling high streets throughout the UK plummeted more than 9% compared with the same time last year.Freezing temperatures and the relentless popularity of shopping online are behind the terrible numbers, say experts.Shopping centres and retail parks, combined with high streets, saw footfall down 7.3% up to 3pm on Saturday, retail intelligence experts Springboard said.Diane Wehrle, Springboard's marketing and insights director, said Storm Deirdre's arrival would have deterred even the most loyal high street consumer from venturing out.She said: "If people are presented with really terrible weather they then have the choice to shop...
Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Sports
The Woodward, the Super Derby and top quality 2-year-old events on both turf and dirt highlight the Labor Day weekend Thoroughbred racing schedule. Kentucky Downs opens its all-too-brief meeting over the undulating, European-style grass course on the old Dueling Grounds site. Still more high-end turf races are carded at Del Mar, Saratoga and Monmouth Park. Things largely are quiet on the international front -- except in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club this week formally opened its plush and massive Conghua Training Center on the Mainland -- a project that holds major implications for the HKJC itself and, perhaps, for racing in China. The formal opening took place Wednesday, just four days before Sunday's start of the 2018-19 racing season at Sha Tin. Sunday also finds one of Europe's...
7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

Health
Preparation: 50 minutesServes 4 For the Fennel, Mint, and Caraway Tzatziki: ​​​​​​​9 oz. plain Greek yogurt Small bunch of mint, leaves picked and coarsely torn, plus extra to garnish 1 cucumber, de-seeded and finely chopped 1 tsp. fennel seeds, lightly toasted 1 tsp. caraway seeds, lightly toasted ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil For the Jeweled Pilaf Cups: ...
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview: Queen's Plate, Irish Derby up next

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview: Queen's Plate, Irish Derby up next

Sports
The Queen's Plate in Canada, the Irish Derby and a French filly and mare showdown top an international buffet of classy weekend racing. Woodbine has a stellar supporting program for the Queen's Plate. Belmont Park, Monmouth and Gulfstream have important stakes. And Churchill Downs has a couple races for the precocious and ambitious 2-year-old set. Last weekend, the Queen herself at Royal Ascot. This weekend, the Queen's Plate in the former colony. We flow on with the narrative ... The Queen's Plate Saturday's $ 1 million (Canadian) Queen's Plate at Woodbine features the first three finishers from the Plate Trial and the top two from the Woodbine Oaks Mark Casse trains the Plate Trial winner, Telekinesis, and Wonder Gadot, who has finished second by narrow margins in the Fantasy at Oaklaw...
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview: Justify eyes Preakness Stakes

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview: Justify eyes Preakness Stakes

Sports
The sun didn't shine on My Old Kentucky Home on Derby Day this year and it's unlikely to shine on Saturday's Preakness, either. But for Derby winner Justify, the rain disappeared as he took the track at Pimlico for the first time. The Peakness, middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is the highlight of another massive international weekend of Thoroughbred racing. Pimlico has a full slate of stakes supporting the Preakness with additional important racing on both coasts and at Arlington Park. Red Lion has already roared at York in England, staking his claim to Derby consideration. Yet to come is the Group 1 Lockinge at Newbury with Rhododendron set to bloom. The 3-year-old fillies -- and some of their first-crop sires -- shine in Japan. But first, back to Old Hilltop. The Triple Crown A field ...