Fortuneonehundred for St Cecelia Cup at Caymanas Park

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgFORTUNEONEHUNDRED, who beat a good field over 1300 metres in the Seek Exercise Book Trophy on August 15, is tipped to defy topweight of 57.0kg and capture the Saint Cecelia Cup open allowance feature over the same distance at Caymanas Park today.Trained by 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, the American-bred five-year-old horse made amends for his near miss against TRADITIONAL PRINCE over 1100 metres on August 1 with a 1 1/4-length victory over his old rival in the Seek Trophy a fortnight later, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:17.3, behind splits of 23.2, 46.1 and 1;10.4 for the first six furlongs.Title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen, who is making few mistakes in his bid for a first jockey’s title, again has the ride.Although facing stiff oppositionfrom the likes of the Patrick Lynch-trained TRADITIONAL PRINCE, TIMEFORARMS, PHINEAS and down-in-class PETE’SWILDONE, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED should use his speed to best advantage and make all from the number one post position.ready for actionHe has caught the eye at exercise in preparation for this trophy and, although 2.0kg worse off with main rival TRADITIONAL PRINCE, is ready for action once again and should hold TRADITIONAL PRINCE, TIMEFORARMS and PETE’SWILDONE at bay in deep stretch.The speedy three-year-old filly, MOM’S STUDENT, winner of the Jamaica Oaks in April, ran encouragingly behind TIMEFORARMS over 1200 metres on June 6 at this level, finishing a fair seventh after racing prominently into the straight.Reporting well refreshed from a three-month respite, MOM’S STUDENT has been taken to task at exercise by trainer Fitzroy Glispie and while expected to inject speed into the race with her light impost (50.0kg), should be outclassed by the more experienced FORTUNEONEHUNDRED approaching the distance, leaving TRADITIONAL PRINCE to carry the fight to my selection once again.Other firm fancies on the card are recent winner FRANKENSTORM, to repeat in the first race over 1000 metres (round); WHO’S BOSSY, in the second for maiden four-year-olds and up; EDISON in the fifth over the straight for overnight allowance horses, as well as CLEARLY OURS in the sixth and the well-prepared DINNER AT SEVEN in the eighth over the straight.last_img read more

Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Devastated Cilic reveals blister sparked Wimbledon tears He admitted the lessons of 2016, when he failed to win a single trophy and skipped the second half of the season to rest a knee injury, have taught him not to plan too far ahead.“Honestly, ever since I had the year I had last year, I think like a year ahead of time, you know, with my schedule, fitness schedule, tournaments I would like to play,” he told reporters.“So I totally see myself playing here this time next year. “But because it’s far away, because of what happened last year, I just like to take the opportunity to thank the people in the very moment, and make them understand, yes, I hope that I’m back. “There’s never a guarantee, especially not at 35, 36. But the goal is definitely to be here again next year to try and defend.”/rgaADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tearsIt was also his 19th Grand Slam triumph and second of the year after marking his return from a six-month absence with a fifth Australian Open title in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We never know what happens,” said the Swiss star, who had told the Centre Court crowd in his victory speech: “I hope to be back, I hope this wasn’t my last match”.Federer first played Wimbledon in 1999 and won the first of his eight titles in 2003. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments MOST READ FILE – Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych at the end of their Men’s Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. APRoger Federer insisted he fully intends to defend his Wimbledon title in 2018 despite delivering what many fans fear sounded like a farewell speech to Centre Court.Federer, who will be 36 in three weeks’ time, became the oldest Wimbledon champion of the modern era on Sunday when he defeated injury-hit Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record eighth All England Club title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Special Audit into UG’s finances at stand-still due to uncertainty on payment plan

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThe special audit into the finances at the University of Guyana (UG) is at a standstill as authorities are yet to figure out who will stand the expense to conduct the probe.Auditor GeneralDeodat SharmaThis is according to Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, who told the Guyana Times that although the payment plan has not yet been finalised, plans are still onboard to have the audit done.“We still got it in plans… we are still waiting to hear but we have not gone in as yet and at the same time also, there is the main issue of who going to pay the fees, we got to really get that clarified. The Education Ministry’s Permanent Secretary had stopped the audit, so if we go ahead, somebody has to pay the fees. Normally, we have got to ensure that somebody acknowledges the payment,” he stated.The Auditor General noted that no ground work has been done as yet while noting that other options to conduct the audit may have to be utilised.Initially, the Audit Office of Guyana had contracted an independent company to conduct the much-needed and highly anticipated audit into UG – in light of allegations of mismanagement of funds.This particular audit was first ordered by the Education Ministry after a request was made by the two workers’ unions at UG to have such an investigation launched. The Ministry was reportedly going to stand the expense associated with the investigation.University of Guyana, Turkeyen CampusShortly after the independent company commenced its work into the matter, the Education Ministry withdrew its request for the audit, with no explanation given. Almost two months ago, AG Sharma has noted that the backlog of years UG did not complete its audited financial statements was a cause for worry.Sharma, whose agency audits Government’s public accounts on an annual basis, explained the importance of having those accounts edited to 2018. He was not convinced about the UG administration’s sincerity in clearing this backlog.The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) have levelled these accusations, in particular. The Unions had joined forces to question why monies were allocated in previous budgets to entities which do not exist and what became of those funds.They had also demanded answers from the administration on how much money was spent on nonessential events within the last two and half years – which included, but were not limited to, the Law and Society series, the Turkeyen-Tain talks, and the Vice-Chancellor’s installation ceremony.They had argued that while these monies were being spent, the core units of the University, which include faculties and schools, had been informed that no money is available for essential repairs and payment for stationery, among others.In his 2016 Audit Report, Sharma had found that $209 million had been unaccounted for from the University of Guyana’s Science and Technology Support Project, funded by the Government of Guyana (GoG) and the International Development Association (IDA) under Credit Agreement No 4969-GY.However, the University had insisted that the monies were used for infrastructure projects on the campus, including a fibre optic cable to provide students with Wi-Fi.It had also noted that some of the monies were used to renovate the faculty buildings.last_img read more

3 persons win cars in Ariel promotion

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThree lucky persons now have their very own brand new Toyota Vitz, after being announced winners in the grand draw of Ariel Detergent Christmas Triple Treat Promotion on Friday at Massy Stores, Providence.One of the three grand prizes which were up for grabsThree Toyota Vitz were up for grabs as the grand prizes while $100,000, four hampers and four pot sets were also in the mix as consolation prizes.Walking away with cars were Tamera Walcott, Donette Hemroly and Dhanrajie Suknanan while Desmond Woon won the $100,000 cash prize.Winning the hampers were Barbara Lewis, Stacey O’Donoghue, B Bimraj and Liseanne Jones.Meanwhile, taking home pot sets were Reiaz Azim, Navendra Persaud, Elisha Adams and Hansmattie Parmessar Mohamed.The presentation of the prizes will be done on a date to be announced shortly.All customers were required to do for a chance to win, was submit any packet of Ariel except the 95 gram, with their name, address and contact number into an entry box at participating outlets countrywide such as DSL, Bounty Supermarket and Matti’s.The promotion ran from October 5 to December 15, 2019.last_img read more

The CDC hosting their 10th Golf Tournament

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The CDC is hosting its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Lakepoint Golf and Country Club in just over a week.Golfers of all ages and experience levels are invited out for an afternoon of best ball golf with prizes up for grabs. Proceeds from the event will go towards the CDC’s Families Connect Program.Admission is $100 dollars per person. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. on September 23rd. For more info, or to register contact Tana Millner at or visit: Advertisement –last_img

Lakers can’t wait to get off the road again

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img“Just a touch short,” Bryant said. It might as well have been the theme of the night for the Lakers, who are just 4-8 in their past12 games. No play hurt more than Bosh’s missed free throw and Parker’s rebound. If Lamar Odom had grabbed the ball, the Lakers would have had a chance to win or tie trailing 94-92. Instead, Bosh short-armed the free throw only to have it bounce right to Parker. All Lakers coach Phil Jackson could do on the bench was sit with his arms crossed and stare in disbelief. TORONTO – There was no law of physics that could explain what happened with 12.8 seconds left in Friday’s game, when Toronto’s Chris Bosh missed a free throw so short that it somehow bounced off the front of the rim perfectly to Anthony Parker. On their 12th night away from home, playing their thirdset of back-to-back games, all while enduring their longest trip in 17 years, the Lakers had to accept that such bounces always seem to veer in the direction of the team that needs them the most. They caught up to the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter Friday, erasing what had been an 11-point deficit with 5:41 to play, only to have the road catch up to them in the final minutes of a 96-92 loss, dropping the Lakers to 3-4 on this eight-game trip. There was still a chance for the Lakers to tie on their final possession. Kobe Bryant faked Jorge Garbajosa into the air, pulled up from beyond the 3-point arc, and watched his jumper hit the front of the rim and bounce out. center_img “I couldn’t even see if Lamar went to Parker’s body or not and really boxed him out or just went to the boards,” Jackson said. “That was a critical rebound. It changes all the dimensions of what you’re going to do on the next sequence.” After meeting with reporters, Jackson walked into the locker room and found Odom sitting at his locker. He asked one question, “Did you put a body on Parker?” and got into a box-out position as they talked. “Perfect bounce,” Odom said. “For him.” Parker made the second of two free throws – the Raptors went just 15 of 26 from the line – for a 95-92 lead. Bryant missed his 3-pointer at the other end and the Lakers now need a victory Sunday at Cleveland to break even on this trip. “The more years you’re in the league, you kind of learn how to make the ball bounce your way,” Bryant said. “You learn how to get up for certain games, how to attack teams. You become more of a cerebral player. That just comes with experience.” So the Lakers returned to the familiar themes of youth and inexperience. They went into the fourth quarter down 72-65, put a lineup of Odom and four reserves on the floor and wound up trailing by 12 when Bryant returned for the final 8:36. Bryant was kicked in the left leg and went down briefly but stayed in the game after a timeout. He scored 10 points in the fourth, but the Lakers made their run with Brian Cook, Smush Parker and Maurice Evans hitting consecutive 3-pointers. “It’s better that we gave ourselves an opportunity tonight as opposed to not even giving ourselves a chance to win it,” Bryant said. With the score tied, Bryant gave the Lakers their first lead by stealing a Garbajosa pass and taking it the other way for a layup. He followed with an explosive dunk on the next possession. But Morris Peterson answered with a 3-pointer that put the Raptors ahead for good at 93-92. Bryant missed a 3-pointer with 1:25 left over Anthony Parker and Cook missed a jumper with 25.9 seconds to play. If there was one bright spot, it came with the Lakers putting Cook’s outburst Thursday behind them. Cook played 17minutes, finished with seven points and discarded his warm-up top well out of Jackson’s vicinity when checking in. Bryant finished with 25points on 10-of-23 shooting, returning to Toronto for the first time since his 81-point game against the Raptors last January. Evans had 19 points off the bench while Odom totaled 17 points and 12rebounds. Bosh led the Raptors with 29 points and 11 rebounds while No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani connected on four 3-pointers – one with Odom blanketing him with 2:01 left in the third quarter – and scored 14 points. When the Lakers and Raptors played Nov. 17 at Staples Center, Bargnani missed all three shots he took and was called for five fouls in six minutes. Not only did Bargnani look like a different player, but Toronto was an unrecognizable team. The Raptors won their fifthgame in a row and for the 10th time in the past 12 games. The Lakers, meanwhile, fell to 11-15 on the road and dropped 2 1/2 games behind Houston for fifth in the Western Conference standings. Jackson took inventory of his team afterward and declared that Odom is playing at only about 80 to 85 percent after returning from a knee injury. Andrew Bynum has been bothered by tendinitis and Smush Parker has been more up-and- down than a country road. “We have yet to win a game in a long time,” Odom added, “where we just locked down on teams and win games on second effort and energy.” (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Coyote sightings increase in area

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe coyote eventually fled and Doxxy survived, but Melcher said that night has left her with emotional scars. “I can’t go out (at night) without being scared,” she said. “I used to walk at night because I felt relatively safe in our neighborhood.” Melcher is one of several residents who have reported seeing coyotes and wondering if more of them are coming down from the nearby hills because of the drought or something else. State and local officials say there may be more coyotes coming into the urban area, but have no actual numbers. “There have been increasing calls throughout the whole Los Angeles County because of the drought,” said Brenda Sanchez, spokeswoman for the county Department Animal Care and Control. “They’re coming down to look for water because the creeks are dry,” Sanchez said. “People have bird baths and water in their grass.” One reason for the lack of specific numbers is that there are a number of agencies that deal with coyotes. All of them only respond in cases where there is a danger. “If someone just sees a coyote walking through an area, that’s not a problem,” said Ken Pellman, spokesman for the county Agriculture Commissioner’s Office, another agency that deals with coyotes. “If they’re not harming anyone they shouldn’t be bothered.” Only if a coyote is approaching people or running off with pets would his office respond, Pellman said. The state Department of Fish and Game responds to what are called “public safety issues.” “Let’s say a person is walking their dog and a coyote comes after them, then it’s not a pet issue but a personal safety issue,” said Harry Morse, spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game. “Then we respond.” But in the Southern California region with about 20 million people, his department responds only about once a week, Morse said. Residents in the Whittier area are more likely to see coyotes because of increasing development, he said. “The orange groves are gone,” he said. “Over the 20 years, we’ve reduced the habitat for any type of wildlife. There’s a remnant of population that has to adapt to living in urban areas.” The coyote has proven that it can adapt, Morse said. So much so that coyotes recently were seen in downtown Chicago, he said. “When the last nuclear cloud is done, two things will come out: cockroaches and coyotes,” he said. Dan Cooper, ecologist for the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority, said coyotes don’t pose a problem for humans. “They really don’t (attack people),” Cooper said. “Dogs attack people 1,000 times more often. I’d be much more concerned seeing a dog walk down the street.” Coyotes are scavengers, he said. They’re just looking for trash. “People need to realize that coyotes are not an enemy to humans,” he said. “They just co-exist in this area with people. It’s like being against the rain,” he said. “It gets you wet. It’s not a good or bad thing. It just is.” But there are things people can do to keep coyotes from coming into their backyard and posing a problem to their pet dog or cat, according to recommendations from the Agriculture Commissioner’s Office. Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. Don’t leave pet food out in the back yards. Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended. Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places. If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction. These are all good ideas, said Dolores Hays, a neighbor of Melcher’s, who has heard of and seen coyotes in her area. Hays said she saw a coyote in her backyard and her neighbor saw one while driving. “I walk the area every night and I’ve told as many people as I can (about coyotes),” Hays said. “People should be aware that we do have coyotes in our neighborhood.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Holly Melcher of unincorporated West Whittier isn’t likely to forget the early morning hours of Sept. 14. A coyote came into her backyard and attacked her dog. She had taken her Chihuahuas, Doxxy and Precious, out into her yard when a coyote nudged the gate open and grabbed one dog by the neck. “I stood up and said, `You drop my dog or I will eat you,”‘ she said. “`I will have you on my barbecue.’ The coyote dropped the dog.” last_img


Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgAt the National Intermediate Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin there were victories for Daniel Tourish of Twin Towns and Anton Brady of Dunfanaghy ABC.67kg: Anton Brady (Dunfanaghy) beat Terry McLoughlin (Dunboyne) 15-591kg: Daniel Tourish (Twin Towns) beat Mark Clarke (St Marys Dublin) 9-3BOXING: VICTORIES FOR BRADY AND TOURISH was last modified: November 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOXING: VICTORIES FOR BRADY AND TOURISHlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgA man who wants a woman to live with him alone on a Donegal island over the winter was once exposed for offering to get women pregnant – for the price of a few pints.John McManus hit the headlines this week by saying he was planning to move to Inishfree.He placed an advert with an online company seeking a female companion on the deserted Donegal island. But Donegal Daily has learned that John, 36, was at the centre of a storm three years ago when he was found to be running a ‘service’ for women.He offered to get women pregnant for just €20 – earning the nickname The Sperminator.McManus told how he initially became a donor in 2007 because of a sperm shortage in the UK.“I watched a documentary about an infertile couple who could not afford IVF and I felt I should do something. Creating a life is the most special thing you can do. It is the greatest gift you can give,” he said in 2010. “I don’t go around doing this all the time. Women see my ad and if they are looking for a donor they get in touch. Once the baby is born I don’t want any contact. I just go on with my life and you go on with yours.”You can see what John said about his Inishfree adventure here: MAN WHO WANTS WOMAN TO LIVE WITH HIM ON DONEGAL ISLAND OFFERED TO GET WOMEN PREGNANT FOR €20 was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:InishfreeJohn McManusSperminatorlast_img read more

Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 10 — Football Finishes a Strong 2016 Season, Winning Final Four Games

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgCheck back on June 29 as the No. 9 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Version The No. 10 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from the Drake football team finishing the 2016 season with a 7-4 record, and an impressive four-game winning streak to end the season. Finally, to end the season, the Bulldogs rolled past Stetson University, 45-17. The Hatters were only able to register their 17 points during the first half of the game. The second half was all Drake, as the Bulldogs registered 28-straight points. Drake’s defense limited the Hatters to 143 total yards and six first downs and held them scoreless, ending in a Bulldog win. During this game, Conley Wilkins broke off a 72-yard run to become the first Bulldog 1,000-yard rusher since 2007.  The Bulldogs began their winning streak with a 33-21 win over Campbell University on October 29, 2016. Drake took advantage of two Campbell miscues to help jump out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead. Both the Bulldogs and Camels responded to each other’s touchdowns midway through the game. However, Drake’s defense was able to hold off the Camel’s offense to run out the clock and win the game.center_img The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. Drake’s second-straight win started as a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit against Jacksonville University on November 5, 2016. But, the Bulldogs’ defense came up with a huge three-and-out to give the offense the ball back with 2:21 left to play. On fourth-and-16, Grant Kraemer delivered a 26-yard strike to sophomore Steven Doran, getting the Bulldogs down to Jacksonville’s 30-yard line. Two plays later, Kraemer found Doran again, this time for the go-ahead touchdown, with 16 seconds left to play winning the game, 31-27.BULLDOGS WIN!! Final score: Drake 31, Jacksonville 27— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) November 5, 2016For their final home game of the season, Drake won 28-14 against Butler University, sending 15 seniors out on a high note. For majority of the first half of the game, Drake was able to secure a 14-0 lead until Butler found a touchdown of its own putting the score at 14-7 at intermission. In the fourth-quarter, Drake’s defense forced Butler to turn the ball over on downs in Drake territory on back-to-back drives. The Bulldogs’ offense sealed the 28-14 victory when Conley Wilkins converted on fourth-and-one to let the final minute run off the clock.last_img read more