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


NAACIE protests sidelining of Bauxite Union

Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgThe National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) has registered concerns over the fact that the interests and welfare of local bauxite workers are now being increasingly dependent on the priorities of expatriate owners and management.The union’s position was stated days after the Social Protection Ministry held a high-level meeting with the mining firm, Russia Aluminium (RUSAL), on Thursday last. This meeting had sounded alarms with the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) even saying that it was aimed at securing votes for a particular candidate at last weekend’s Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).“NAACIE also notes with trepidation, the sidelining of the legal and constitutional representation of one union in the bauxite sector, the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union seemingly in preference of a company (RUSAL)/Government’s relationship,” a release from the union on Wednesday detailed.According to NAACIE, such a position is wholly reprehensible as it undermines trade union democracy, whereby, bauxite workers are now shrewdly being denied representation by the Union of their choice.The release reminded that trade union representation was a constitutional guarantee for citizens and workers of Guyana, according to Article 147 of Guyana’s Constitution. It further noted that this article was a legitimate right which must be embraced by employers, employees and the entire Labour Movement.“For whilst a Ministry or Department of Labour is there to conciliate on technical matters relevant to non-agreement or statements between employers and unions, never should any Government seek to usurp the status and role of a union elected by workers,” NAACIE posited.In fact, as one of the unions in the bauxite Industry, representing workers employed by Bosai Guyana, NAACIE said it viewed the infringements by RUSAL with mighty concern.To this end, the union questioned what would become of Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, which would obviously be managed by other expatriates.“NAACIE views the ongoing saga, whereby RUSAL is refusing to recognise GB&GWU, which is in keeping with the laws of Guyana, with disquiet. It seems to suggest that trade union representation in the burgeoning oil and gas sector will be a non-starter,” the release noted.According to the union, this is not what the coalition Government promised. NAACIE went on to declare that it supported GB&GWU’s representation for RUSAL workers in keeping with the laws while offering unstinted solidarity.“All workers of Guyana respect the right to be unionised,” the union posited.Over the years, workers at Bosai and RUSAL have been crying out against the treatment meted out to them by management of the companies as they advocate for better pay and union representation.last_img read more


Omwela not seeking KRU top seat re-election

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgHowever, Omwela says he will run for the vice presidency in the Rugby Africa elections.“I will not defend my seat in March, it is time to have a new thinking and pave way for a new chairman as we prepare to go to the Annual General Meeting in March. in future I will want to be involved and give all support I have in terms of contacts I have in corporate circles, will be much around to continue supporting the level,” Omwela confirmed.Omwela commented on the players contract that has led to the go slow of senior players saying the Union cannot commit on their demands since they have no sponsor.“We have to change mentality… we are not playing for money but for the nation, with or without money you should be able to wear Kenyan jersey with pride and do us pride, we know money is important but we must have right mentality, issue of players dictating is not good,” Omwela said on the players who are on go-slow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Rugby Union boss Richard Omwela. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – After serving his second term at the Kenya Rugby Union, chairman Richard Omwela has declared that he will not seek re-election when the elections will be held in March.Speaking on Wednesday after head coach Paul Murunga named the Kenya Sevens squad for Hamilton and Sydney 7s, Omwela said its time to give another person opportunity to lead.last_img read more


MAN WITH 282 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CLAIMS HE WAS NOT DRIVING CAR

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgA man with 282 previous convictions claims Gardai made a mistake when they thought they spotted him driving a car without insurance.Edward James Crerand appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with having no insurance or driving license on 24th, February last.However Crerand, age 32, said it was not him driving the car and said it must have been a friend of his from Derry. Garda Declan Meenan insisted he saw Crerand of 16 Strath Aoibhinn, Stranorlar at Blueball, St Johnston.He claimed Crerand was third in a convoy of three cars which passed him and that h was wearing a black jacket and a black baseball cap.Crerand’s solicitor Michael Shiel put it to Garda Meenan that he must have been mistaken and that there was no way he could have properly identified his client in passing traffic.Garda Meenan said he knew Crerand and the reason he had noticed him was that he had been observing the car he was driving of a number of days.Crerand gave evidence and swore that he was not driving the car on the day in question and that he did not even own a car.However Judge Paul Kelly said he believed the evidence of Garda Meenan and found Crerand guilty.The court heard that Crerand has 282 previous convictions of which 264 of these were committed in Northern Ireland.He adjourned the case until September 28th next for a community service and probation report.MAN WITH 282 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CLAIMS HE WAS NOT DRIVING CAR was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:BallybofeyconvictionsdonegalEdward CrerandGarda Declan MeenenSt Johnstonlast_img read more