March 13, 2020

Lazza set to release maiden tag

first_imgTomorrow’s Jamaica’s Racehorse Trainers’ Association (JRTA) 10-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $2.7 million from race two to 10 and a $1.2 million carryover in the first Super-6 from race one to six.The second Super-6, which starts anew with a guaranteed minimum of $750,000 will embrace races five to 10, including the JRTA feature over 1200 metres to be contested by the maximum 16 starters, the final race on the card.We look at the first Super-6, which commences with the Dye Job Sprint over 1200 metres (restricted stakes) for native and imported two-year-olds. Seven starters have been declared, and from all indications, the unbeaten BLUE DIXIE, with former champion jockey Omar Walker riding for trainer Gary Subratie, should repeat.The bay filly by Sky Mesa out of Dixieland Bull made a smashing debut over this trip on September 27, making all to win by nine lengths from BIG AL in 1:14.4. Having looked sharp at exercise since, BLUE DIXIE should win from RALLY BABY, an easy winner over the straight on November 18.The recent winner BATIDOR DE MUNDO from the stables of Clifford Atkinson Jr holds the key to the second race (claiming $350,000-$300,000) over 1820 metres, despite the presence of PERSIAN BELLE, ABOVE THE RADAR, and GO GO TRAIN, all of whom have won over this trip in the past year.BATIDOR DE MUNDO, however, has won three races over the distance lifetime and with the useful 4.0kg claiming apprentice AndrÈ Powell securing the ride, will prove hard to beat. Prior to his recent win over PERSIAN BELLE at a mile, BATIDOR DE MUNDO beat MISS BOSS LADY over this trip on a $350,000 claiming tag August 15 and back in action from the convenient mark of 53.0kg, should win from PERSIAN BELLE (Dane Nelson up) and GO GO TRAIN (Wesley Henry).GOODFORMLAZZA, who has been knocking at the door, looks best of a moderate field of maiden three-year-olds in the third race over 1500 metres with Shamaree Muir aboard. There is not much good form present among the eight starters, hence LAZZA, who finished third to WELL BLESSED over 1200 metres last Saturday, has most appeal, ahead of MINY LEE, who is steadily coming along.Bang in form FORCE DE JOUR won his seventh race from his last eight starts last Saturday, and despite running from a different barn (claimed), is definitely one to follow with competent Harleston Lewis aboard. The 4-y-o colt from the stables of Lawrence Freemantle has most to fear from old rival SUNLIGHT EXPRESS, both having finished first and second, respectively, over the straight on October 19 in the good time of 59.1. They should form the quinella.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by BIGDADDYKOOL (Shane Ellis up) and NATSHADONTPLAY (apprentice Linton Steadman), who caught the eye last Saturday when a fast-finishing fourth to TOUCH DE ROAD over 1300 metres.Their respective dangers are THE PROMISE LAND in the 2-y-o race and GENUINE FRIEND, who was second to TOUCH DE ROAD recently.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) BLUE DIXIE(2) BATIDOR DE MUNDO/PERSIAN BELLE(3) LAZZA/MINY LEE(4) FORCE DE JOUR/SUNLIGHT EXPRESS(5) BIGDADDYKOOL/THE PROMISE LAND(6) NATASHADONTPLAY/GENUINE FRIENDlast_img read more

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Olympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Steven Lopez, who competes in Taekwondo, poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPDENVER — Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the U.S. Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations.Lopez’s suspension Monday comes days after four women filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing USA Taekwondo and the U.S. Olympic Committee of sex trafficking. The lawsuit alleges the organizations were long aware that Lopez and his brother were sexual predators but kept sending young women with them to competitions and practices.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jean Lopez is appealing a pair of violations for sexual misconduct that resulted in a permanent ban; one of the cases involved a minor.Last June, USA Today reported that two women had accused Steven Lopez of sexual assault. Lopez denied the allegations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe U.S. Center for SafeSport opened in 2017 and is in charge of investigating sexual misconduct cases in Olympic sports.center_img ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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GRA commissions container scanner

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commissioned a new container scanner facility at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf. This scanner will enable the country to meet international standards and detect illegal trading activities.The scanner at the new facilityCompleted via public-private partnership between the GRA and the GNIC, and with a scanner presented by the People’s Republic of China, the facility was commissioned on Monday in presence of GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, who noted that efforts to establish the much-awaited scanning facility have finally been realised, and this development would, in turn, advance trade with international agents andboost the revenue-collection system in Guyana.“It is a known fact that the scanning facility will not only provide reduced trade transactions, cost and time in both imports and exports, but (would cater) also for the collection of increased revenues,” Statia said.It was related that because such a security facility had been absent in the past, the country was on the verge of losing markets in the trades which it plied with international importers and exporters.“Additionally, many countries to which Guyana (trades) requires scanning at source, and Guyana was in danger of losing these markets for lack thereof — of our failure (to meet) certain national trade guidelines for trade facilitation,” he said.A number of wharf owners have, since 2016, been engaged by the GRA in relation to containers not being scanned, and also to find an effective solution. Owners of new wharves have been instructed to ensure that they equip their facilities with scanners, and owners of the old established facilities have been admonished to take the necessary steps to procure scanning equipment.Finance Minister Winston Jordan has reiterated that the scanning facilities will protect Guyana’s revenues from potential scams. Scanners are also considered essential equipment to reduce the amount of illegal drugs entering the country by illegal means, among other issues.“Indeed, this scanner is important and very welcome at this time. It forms a crucial coin in our anti-money laundering efforts to fight against illegal drugs and other activities,” Minister Jordan has said.“There are drugs that are coming into the country for which I believe we haven’t paid careful attention, and these are potentially legal drugs which come from either illegal sources or don’t meet the minimum standards required for use,” Jordan explained.He also commented on the good relationship the country has, over the years, shared with the People’s Republic of China.“The relationship has stood the test of time, and it is equipment like these that give us hope that our relationship will continue to endure and flourish,” Minister Jordan said.Along with this present scanner, the facility will, by the end of this year, also house a mobile scanner which is also donated by the People’s Republic of China.last_img read more

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Govt committed to ensuring “we keep our population safe from diseases” – Minister Lawrence

first_imgMinister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence yesterday reassured that her ministry is committed to implementing programmes geared towards the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other Communicable Diseases with the budget available.“It is the responsibility of the Ministry of the Public Health to ensure that we keep our population safe from diseases and we have been doing so in collaboration with other ministries and NGO’s,” Minister Lawrence told the Department of Public Information (DPI).Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence speaking to media operativesThe minister made this statement at the launch of a Medex training programme on Monday last. She was responding to media claims that there might be an increase of HIV/AIDS cases in the country.Minister Lawerence indicated that the number of persons with HIV/AIDS in Guyana has to be confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health’s Chief Medical Officer.She told media operatives that while she could not provide an exact figure, she will be attending a ‘preliminary’ meeting with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and other public officials on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, to confirm the amount.“That number has to be confirmed. Very soon we will be putting out the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) report which has not been published for several years. I was made to understand there are changes in the way in which the reporting is done now – that the numbers are no longer collated together,” the minister said.She explained that due to reduced public awareness there is a belief that there may be an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Guyana. According to the Health Minister, the Non-Governmental Organisations and foreign-funded programmes were at the helm of supporting this public awareness.“It was the NGO’s who were the gatekeepers, some who are no longer existing or they are not working in wide areas as they previously did,” she said.However, despite this setback, the minister guaranteed that her ministry will continue to implement programmes to prevent and control HIV/AIDS and other Communicable Diseases.last_img read more

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Aston Villa to sign Richardson on three-year deal

first_img1 Aston Villa will sign Fulham star Kieran Richardson in the the coming days.The Cottagers winger will move to Villa Park for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.Richardson has undertaken a medical on Thursday, talkSPORT understands.Fulham were desperate to get Richardson off the wage bill, following their relegation from the Premier League.Richardson will join Joe Cole and Philippe Senderos in signing for Paul Lambert’s side this summer. Kieran Richardson last_img

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Di Maria STARTS for Man United against Burnley

first_img1 Angel Di Maria makes his debut against Burnley Angel Di Maria will make his hotly-anticipated Manchester United debut against Burnley after being named in Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up for the lunchtime kick-off.Di Maria, who broke the British transfer record following his £59.7m transfer from Real Madrid earlier this week, has received international clearance and will make his Red Devils bow at Turf Moor in a fixture that is already shaping up as a must-win for the former Premier League champions.The Argentine became United’s fourth major signing of the summer, and it looks as though the club will add to that before the end of the transfer window, following confirmation that Ajax have accepted a bid – thought to be in the region of £14m – for sought-after utility man Daley Blind.last_img read more

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KARTING BOSS CLAIMS COUNCIL IS STOPPING HIM FROM BRINGING CROWDS TO DONEGAL

first_imgA Donegal karting centre owner has appealed to Donegal County Council to be allowed to open on Sundays to host prestigious tournaments.The Xtreme Karting track in CastlefinnCastlefin Xtreme Karting Centre is prevented from opening due to planning regulations.Karting Centre Owner Marcus Griffin said they have ben met with a wall of silence from Donegal County Council and could bring huge crowds to Donegal for such events. He revealed “At the beginning of each year we supply Donegal County Council with a list of proposed dates given to us by groups such as Super Motos NI and Mini Motos NI. These groups want to use our facilities to hold one day events which would attract a large number of visitors to the area.“Unfortunately, when we apply to Donegal County Council for planning permission for these events we are met with a wall of silence. The result is that these groups have found other Karting Centres to hold their events so we lose out.”Under existing planning regulations Sunday opening is permitted for events of this nature but strict restrictions must be met.However Marcus feels that he has met any guidelines imposed on him by Donegal County Council thus far, and feels some movement is warranted. Sinn Fein Cllr Gary Doherty is backing the appeal by the karting boss.“The Karting track in Castlefinn is one of the major tourist attractions in the area and it has the capacity to provide a valuable recreational facility for the people of the locality.“However the stringent planning regulations which prohibit any Sunday opening are seriously harming the track’s ability to function as a profitable business. I would ask Donegal County Council to seriously reconsider their position on this”The Karting track, which has been open since 2005 currently have planning permission for operation from Monday-Saturday, but only for the running of Go-Karts. Previously the track has been used for other activities such as off-road tank driving, hamster ball and car drifting but all were deemed to be non-permissible by the Council.Under existing planning regulations Sunday opening is permitted for events of this nature but strict restrictions must be met. However Marcus feels that he has met any guidelines imposed on him by Donegal County Council thus far, and feels some movement is warranted. Cllr Doherty also feels the case is justified. “Marcus has a clear business plan and has set out the limited number of Sundays he wishes to open, limiting them to one Sunday per calendar month. I feel the impact on the local environment of a limited number of Sundays would be negligible. In fact,I believe attracting more visitors to the Karting track is in the best interest of the village and the wider Finn Valley area.”KARTING BOSS CLAIMS COUNCIL IS STOPPING HIM FROM BRINGING CROWDS TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 22nd, 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:castlefinnCouncillorCtreme Kartingdonegaltournamentslast_img read more

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STRICKEN DONEGAL SOCCER STAR MARK FARREN HEADS OFF TO MEXICO FOR TREATMENT

first_imgDonegal soccer star Mark Farren has jetted out to Mexico along with wife Terri-Louise for revolutionary life-saving treatment.Mark Farren and wife Terri-Louise have jetted off to Mexico for treatment in which they hope can save Mark’s life.Greencastle native Farren was given a terrific send off on Saturday at a charity match organised to raise funds for his treatment.A Derry City XI played a Northern Ireland XI with both teams being managed by current international managers Martin O’Neill and Michael O’Neill. Farren’s former Derry City teammates David Forde, Paddy McCourt, James McClean and Kevin McHugh all played in a game that was stacked full of top-class talent.Saturday’s game was just the latest gesture from the footballing fraternity in the North-West and all over Ireland who have rallied behind Derry’s all-time leading goal-scorer and his family since the news of his plight was revealed.A staggering £41,000 has been raised which has enabled Farren to undergo this revolutionary treatment in an attempt to save his life.We would like to wish Mark and his wife Terr-Louise a safe trip on their journey to Mexico and hope the surgery is successful. Keep fighting Mark everybody is behind you.#TEAMFARREN STRICKEN DONEGAL SOCCER STAR MARK FARREN HEADS OFF TO MEXICO FOR TREATMENT was last modified: May 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:cancerFeaturesMark FarrenMexiconewslast_img read more

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GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER

first_imgGAOTH Dobhair’s Neil and Eamon McGee will start in the back-line for Ulster when the province takes on Leinster in Sunday’s M Donnelly interprovincial football final at Croke Park.Mark McHugh is the other Donegal starter in the match, with Michael Murphy – who plays in a Sigerson Cup semi-final for DCU against DIT today (Friday) – not selected in the starting 15.The sides are named below. ULSTER: P McConnell (Tyrone); C McKaigue (Derry), N McGee (Donegal), E McGee (Donegal); A Kernan (Armagh), D Hughes (Monaghan), C McKeever (Armagh); S Cavanagh (Tyrone), D Givney (Cavan); M McHugh (Donegal), M Penrose (Tyrone), J McMahon (Tyrone); J Clarke (Armagh), K Niblock (Antrim), C McManus (Monaghan).LEINSTER (SF panel v Ulster): S Cluxton; G Brennan, P Flynn, MD Macauley, C OSullivan, B Brogan ( Dublin), K Lillis (Laois), M Quinn, B Gilleran, S McCormack (Longford), R Barry, G Molloy, B Malone, A Flynn (Wexford), J Heslin, D Dolan (Westmeath), J Sheridan (Meath), P Keenan, N Gallagher (Louth), J Stafford (Wicklow), B Kavanagh, B Murphy (Carlow), B O’Connor (Offaly). GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTERlast_img read more

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DONEGAL IMMIGRANTS FINALLY LAID TO REST AFTER TOUCHING CEREMONY

first_imgA group of Donegal immigrants, who died in suspicious circumstances in America, have finally been laid to rest.The men and women, known as Duffy’s Cut, all died while working on the American railways in the 1800s.The 57 men and women, all immigrants from Donegal as well as some from Derry and Tyrone, were found buried in a mass grave near Philadelphia. The group were believed to have died from disease including cholera but it later transpired that many of them died violent deaths.Their bodies (as well as artifacts including coffins nails pictured right) were discovered during a dig 30ft below railway lines but most could not be reached because of fears of the ground collapsing.University of Pennsylvania anthropologist Janet Monge found proof of violence in all the remains, including one skull injury that appears to be a bullet wound.All had been working for contractor Philip Duffy who ordered the bodies dumped en masse in the railroad fill. Immaculata University, in collaboration with West Laurel Hill Cemetery, yesterday (FRI) held a memorial for the workers as well as burying the remains of those which have been located.The memorial and burial at the cemetery in Lower Merion included a viewing of the five caskets containing the unearthed bodies from the excavation site.The burial service was attended by Immaculata President Sister R. Patricia Fadden, Irish Ambassador to the United States Michael Collins.It included bagpipers and the erection of a 10ft Celtic Cross.Immaculata History Department Chairman William Watson, who has led efforts to study the site with his brother Frank and others over the past 10 years, maintains some, if not all, of the workers were killed by vigilanties because they were sick. “We hope this ceremony will bring peace to the souls of the men and woman of Duffy’s Cut after almost 180 years of ignominious repose,” said Watson.EndsDONEGAL IMMIGRANTS FINALLY LAID TO REST AFTER TOUCHING CEREMONY was last modified: March 9th, 2012 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:Americaduffy’s cutimmigrantslast_img read more

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