Cycling Club laments having to pay Police for road races

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThe executives of the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) are lamenting that they are now required to pay the Police a sum of money to run off cycle road races.FACC Coach Randolph Roberts has expressed disappointment over a decision by the Guyana Police Force B Division which will now see his Club paying for the services offered by the Police there whenever it stages its cycling meets.According to Roberts, he was required to pay the Police a total of $15,000 to stage a road race recently. Roberts, who continues to work voluntarily to develop the sport of cycling, exclaimed that this was the first time he has ever paid the Force for its services rendered on race day.“I worked with all the Commanders in this Division and I have never had such a situation.  I had a discussion with the Commander and I told him that we are not holding a gate to collect any money, so that we could get money to pay back the Police. I go out there and deal with the business community so that we could get these youngsters off the street and involved in something that is worthwhile for their lives. I cannot afford to pay the Police $15,000 whenever I have a race,” Roberts said, adding that the first prize for many races did not reach the $15,000 level.Sponsor of the said race, Franco Crawford is in disagreement with the charge of $15,000 to run off a non-profitable cycle race.“I am surprised that the Police Force which is meant to protect, is now charging $15,000 just to host a bike event. I think that is not good because when they start doing this and we don’t have enough money to give to the cyclists to encourage them and for them to purchases chains and tyres for their training and for their racing and then we have to pay the Police then we may not be able to sponsor any event or to have any event if we had to pay the Police.”In an invited comment, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said it was a policy of the Force to be paid for its services. The Commander added that he apologised that it was not done nor told to the Cycling Club in the past, but it was a requirement that the Club pays.last_img read more

The Valley Exposed: Lacey Hart’s double life

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgShe studied French and art history, developed an affinity for Michelangelo, Monet and Leonardo da Vinci. She plans to work in the business while she finishes going to school, then leave Lacie Heart behind to become a museum curator. “It will be easy for me to wash my hands of it,” she said. She doesn’t harbor any romantic notions of the industry, though she doesn’t think it’s as bad as many would imagine. If consumers could watch what it’s really like on the set, she says, they’d lose the fantasy about the glamour, sex and debauchery. Getting serious And the industry as a whole has been kind to Lacie Heart. No casting couch, no sleazy trades of jobs for sex. The only time she was propositioned came when she tried out as an extra for a mainstream Hollywood movie. One of the few common links between her life as a porn star and life as an art student is her boyfriend, Scott Nails. She had it written into her contract that she only performs with him. He also does films with other girls. They’ve been together more than a year, and it’s getting serious. She knows his scenes are just work, but still, she won’t watch them because it just feels too weird. And aside from that, she describes their life as normal enough. He sells real estate, she stays home, cooks and takes care of her dogs. “I’m like a normal, suburban housewife,” she said. “I have animals, I run errands, read a lot of books and watch a lot of movies. … I learned very quickly that I can’t be myself in this industry.” [email protected] (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The porn star’s transformation begins on Interstate 10, not far from Quartzsite, Ariz. Lacie Heart is driving the car, but she’s fading. Her flirtatious grin subsides and she has wiped away her exaggerated makeup. Her tattoos hide beneath comfortable sweats. Her regular life begins. “As soon as I cross the border, I’m not Lacie Heart anymore,” she said. “I really have to separate the two. If I were always Lacie Heart, I’d go insane. It’s too much chaos.” At 20, with appearances in films like “American Sorority Sluts” and “Debbie Does Dallas … Again” on her credit list, she seems incredibly detached from the industry that made her a star. Her image has become a bumper sticker, her vagina has been replicated as a consumer product. Van Nuys-based Digital Playground signed her to a contract and calls her a spokesmodel. When she’s on camera or appearing before her fans, she’s bubbly and vivacious, the very embodiment of the girl-next-door stereotype – if your neighbor was really, really into sex. In person, she’s pretty, reserved, professional and almost prim, though she can work together some pretty impressive chains of profanity. Not recognized When she goes out and she’s not in character, she’s never been recognized. Even when she’s standing next to Jesse Jane, a buxom blond actress who’s also a contract girl for Digital Playground, if she’s not in character, you’d never know. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, studied ballet as a kid and lived a pretty normal life. On a whim, she tried stripping at a Canoga Park club’s amateur night at 19 and started hearing from fellow dancers that you could make some good money appearing in adult movies. It took some convincing and research, visiting shoots and talking to actors. She gave it a try – she doesn’t remember what the movie was called. “I’d never seen a porn (film) before I got into the industry,” she said. “I had a good upbringing, went to a good school.” last_img read more

Video: Tottenham beat Toronto with stunner

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgTottenham made it six goals in two games after beating Toronto 3-2.Erik Lamela scored twice in the pre-season friendly and Andros Townsend’s superb winner settled things at the BMO Field.Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe lined up against his old pals, but could not stop a rampant Tottenham, who kicked off their tour of America and Canada by drawing 3-3 with Seattle Sounders.Chicago are up next for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.last_img