Taranis ready to deliver

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES A notable upset by OFFICIAL REPORT at 13-1 in the eventful seventh race at Caymanas Park last Saturday ensured a Pick-9 carrryover to tomorrow’s meet. OFFICIAL REPORT actually passed the post second, but was awarded first place on the disqualification of 4-1 chance WOMAN IS BOSS with embattled jockey Aaron Chatrie aboard. Both Super-6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The Wayne DaCosta-trained FUTURE KING, who chased home stable companion DREAMLINER at a respectable distance on his August 1 debut over the round five course, should go one better in the opening maiden two-year-old race over 1100 metres. Highly fancied when apprentice-ridden on his debut, FUTURE KING proved no match for his more fancied stable-companion DREAMLINER, who won again over 1100 metres last Saturday. Having trained well and fully focused (figure eight on) for this race with stable jockey Robert Halledeen now slated, FUTURE KING should have the measure of the well-advanced first time runner SORRENTINO’S STAR (working fairly well) under Paul Francis and STUNNER (Wesley Henry up), who showed promise on her debut in June. TARANIS, who is proving somewhat expensive to follow, gets a glorious opportunity to deliver the goods in the second race for three-year-olds (non winners of two) over 1820 metres. Trained by Richard Azan, TARANIS was installed a 4-5 favourite to win over a mile on August 22, only to be beaten in a driving finish by the front running WAHEED NAJMAH in the fairly good time of 1:40.4. Working well and with leading jockey Shane Ellis retaining the ride in an eight-horse field, TARANIS is a firm fancy. FORCE DE JOUR, an American-bred 4-y-o colt who scored decisively over 1100 metres as the 1-5 favourite on a $450,000 claiming tag last Saturday, should bring fitness into play and repeat over the straight in the third race to be contested by seven high claiming horses. Claimed from trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes by Winston Morris out of Saturday’s race, FORCE DE JOUR is on top of his game and despite the presence of proven campaigner SUNLIGHT EXPRESS (Halledeen up), who has good speed and enjoys the straight, FORCE DE JOUR ought to be followed with four-time champion Omar Walker taking over the reins from Shane Ellis. The sparingly raced 4-y-o colt STAN BOY, who returns from a lengthy layoff (18 months) with Shamaree Muir riding for trainer Spencer Chung, has kept better company in his short career and on the move at exercise in preparation for the fourth race over the straight, his class could make the difference. BATTLE SONG, MAGIC CITY and COURT CALL, all fit horses, should ensure that STAN BOY is extended in the last furlong. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by consistent ROYAL VIBES (Halledeen up), one of seven starters declared for the Kenneth Mattis O.D. Memorial Cup (overnight allowance) over 2000 metres, and down in class INFANTRY OFFICER in the sixth for $180,000 claimers over the straight. Their respective dangers are BOLD AVIATOR and WINESHA. Great opportunity ahead (1) FUTURE KING/SORRENTINO’S STAR (2) TARANIS (3) FORCE DE JOUR/SUNLIGHT EXPRESS (4) STAN BOY/BATTLE SONG (5) ROYAL VIBES/BOLD AVIATOR (6) INFANTRY OFFICER/ WINESHAlast_img read more

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi lead Barca to 3-0 win over Eibar to keep lead

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez smiles during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez scored two goals and Lionel Messi added another to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Eibar and stay five points ahead of Atletico Madrid as the Spanish league reached its midway point on Sunday.Messi scored his 400th league goal, and leads the competition this season with 17 through 19 rounds. Suarez is next with 14 goals.ADVERTISEMENT Suarez opened the scoring at Camp Nou in the 19th minute. The Uruguay striker exchanged two quick passes with Philippe Coutinho to break down Eibar’s backline before he skillfully directed a shot into the far corner of the net while falling down.“I always do things the difficult way,” Suarez said. “But as a striker you have to have all different kinds of tricks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMessi doubled the advantage after Sergi Enrich had Eibar’s only scoring chance with a header that went wide.Coutinho also played a role in Messi’s goal in the 53rd, passing the ball to Suarez, who then found Messi, who cut around a defender and fired in a low, left-footed strike.center_img Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Mike Budenholzer’s return Goalkeeper Asier Riesgo did well to turn back attempts by Suarez and Messi. But he was left all alone against Suarez when Sergi Roberto caught the defense out of position with a quick throw-in directly to Suarez, who shot past Riesgo from a tight angle in the 59th.Eibar is 16th after a sixth consecutive round without a win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

GTU to submit new multi-year salary proposal next month

first_imgPresident of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte has recently disclosed that the Union is currently working on a new multi-year proposal to submit to the Education Ministry which will address salary and other non-salary benefits.GTU President Mark LyteAccording to him, the Union is hoping to submit the document by the second week in December in an effort to avoid the discrepancies encountered during the last bargaining process with the Ministry.Although he was reluctant to reveal the percentage that the Union is proposing in the new agreement, he said the Union will find ways to justify its proposal.Things went haywire during the most recent bargaining process between the two parties which left children in empty classrooms as teachers resorted to the streets, calling for increased salaries.In fact, it was only late October that the GTU and the Education Ministry came to an agreement with regards to teachers’ salary.As the agreement was inked on October 24, 2018, for a 12 per cent increase for 2016 and eight per cent for 2018, Lyte said the Union has learnt its lesson and is looking forward to brokering a better agreement come 2019.Moreover, the GTU President pointed out that the Union has “learnt so many lessons” and is now better prepared for the next bargaining process with the Education Ministry.He explained that he believes the agreement made will better satisfy teachers and their families, thus resulting in classrooms being better serviced.On the other hand, General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta McDonald during a telephone interview with Guyana Times said she believes the Union should have been more diligent.She stated, “As a Union we needed to do a little more work, we needed to be a little more diligent in what we were doing, but it’s a learning experience and come 2019 our teachers, if it’s going to be a three-year or a five-year agreement, our teachers will see many more benefits coming their way”.“Those teachers who would have felt neglected over the past years and they weren’t being able to gain access to their benefits I want to say to them rest assure, the GTU has been there for you, we will continue to be there for you and your benefits are intact,” she added.A 40 per cent salary increase for public school teachers was initially proposed for the year 2016. Over time, the percentage would be increased for all categories of represented teachers. For the year 2017, the Union was hoping to have bargained for a 45 per cent increase, which would then increase to 50 per cent for the remainder of the years indicated in the agreement (2018-2020).last_img read more

Region 5 REO, team expelled from PAC meeting over drug purchases

first_imgLack of accountability for drugs warrantied to Region Five proved a contentious issue before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, and in this regard, Chairman Irfaan Ali had Region 5 Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison and team expelled from the PAC meeting.Ali also instructed the Finance Secretary to consider taking appropriate action against the accounting officer, who faced the heat from the PAC after Auditor General Deodat Sharma had complained of being hindered in the execution of his duty by Morrison.Sharma noted that Morrison had written him to state that no one from Region 5 could release information to the AG unless that information goes through him, prompting PAC member Juan Edghill, who was filling in for Ali, to question why Morrison was not cooperating with the AG.Responding, Morrison described his conduct as simply discharging his duty as an accounting officer.PAC Chairman Irfaan AliAli then read the Riot Act to Morrison, quoting from Part VI of the Audit Act of Guyana, which states: “A person commits an offence who, knowingly and without lawful justification or excuse – (a) intentionally obstructs, hinders or resists the Auditor General or an officer authorized by him in the exercise of his power under this Act; (b) intentionally refuses or fails to comply with any lawful requirement of the Auditor General.”“The last time we sent this region away, we specifically asked the Finance Secretary and the Auditor General to do some specific things,” Ali recalled. “We have been informed by the Accountant General that she had the meeting with the REO and team, indicating to them what must be done. It has not been done,” Ali declared.“We have a letter sent by the Auditor General to the REO, dated the 22nd May, asking for the information to be submitted for auditing purposes. So far, the Auditor General has been denied this information! In these circumstances, we have decided to ask the Finance Secretary to take the necessary measures provided under the laws. At this time, the PAC remains dissatisfied with the region,” Ali noted, before ordering the REO to leave.Sums totalling $135 million were transferred by two interdepartmental warrants to the Ministry of Public Health, for the procurement of drugs and medical supplies on behalf of the region.In the case of $60 million, a financial return received indicated that the full amount was expended, but the cost was not stated. In the case of a second warrant, at a cost of $75 million, the administration received a ‘Nil’ financial return.Probed by the Chairman, Morrison noted that $135 million was warranted, but the Region had received $154 million worth in drugs from the Ministry of Public Health.Asked by Edghill why he had received extra, Morrison noted that the Ministry of Public Health would have to respond. He admitted that, at the time, he did not enquire.Edghill demanded that Morrison explain how he accounted for the excess drugs, but Morrison noted that he would have to make further checks with the Ministry of Public Health.“Based on the information the RHO acting suggested, I will now have to take that information and have it confirmed with the Ministry of Public Health,” Morrison informed the PAC.UnacceptableIn fact, Morrison and his team seemed unable to answer many of the PAC’s questions, and this caused Edghill to opine that the region either did not know what it was doing, or was covering up.“That was an unacceptable exchange between you and the Auditor General; and had you allowed the Auditor General access to the information in your region, we probably would not have been spending forty minutes on this matter this morning,” Edghill related.“Perhaps the Auditor General will need to do an investigation: to compare pricing and follow the paper trail to see what went on, because it’s obvious you don’t know or you’re not prepared to tell the PAC what is happening in your region. Or you didn’t even imagine you had an excess,” Edghill declared.When asked, Accountant General Jennifer Chapman stressed that the REO should have done reconciliation with the Materials Management Unit (MMU) of the Public Health Ministry in order to ascertain the variance.In an interview after his expulsion, Morrison expressed disagreement with the Chairman’s decision. While reluctant to discuss his expulsion, he did attempt to clarify reasons for the letter he sent to the AG.“The letter that the Chairman of the PAC referred to was seeking documentation for audit for the year 2017. As a result, I requested that they give me time for those documents to be submitted,” he explained.“I replied to the Auditor General in writing, suggesting to him the amount of information requested and the process that would be applied. June 15 was deadline it would be submitted; it was done. I submitted the list of the drugs, yet questions were asked,” he rebutted.last_img read more

Mourinho cools talk of Ronaldo return

first_imgBut United are unlikely to take advantage of the situation at Madrid after boss Mourinho poured cold water on the possibility of Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford.United have already boosted their attacking ranks this month with the capture of Alexis Sanchez and would need to offer the 32-year-old a huge contract to complete a deal.“I should be the last one to add some fuel to the fire,” said Mourinho.“Madrid is on fire, the results are not good and it is a club where I worked three years. I care about the club and I don’t want to add fire.“To put some water on the fire I would say Cristiano is the kind of player every manager wants, every club wants.“But only one manager can have and only one club can have – Zidane and Real Madrid, that’s my feeling.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo and Real Madrid are in the midst of a crisis, with boss Zinedine Zidane under severe pressure after crashing out of the Copa del Rey this week and trailing La Liga leaders Barcelona by 19 points. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 26 – Jose Mourinho has played down the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United.Ronaldo and Real Madrid are in the midst of a crisis, with boss Zinedine Zidane under severe pressure after crashing out of the Copa del Rey this week and trailing La Liga leaders Barcelona by 19 points.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Piano Concert takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the college’s Burnight Theatre, Room BC-51, and will feature guest artist Sergey Martinchuk. Cost for the piano concert is $10 per person or $5 for students and senior citizens. For information, call (562)467-5058. Sign-ups offered for Head Start MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Unified School District is seeking to enroll children, ages 3 and 4, to participate in its Head Start program at 5745 Rickenbacker Road in Los Angeles. Head Start programs are designed to nurture and prepare children for success in school, as well as provide resources for families. Eligibility may also be extended to a limited number of families whose incomes exceed the federal poverty standards. Applications will be accepted until all enrollment slots are filled. Full-day programs are available at some facilities. For information, call (323)887-7961. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The American Legion Whittier Post 51 is seeking high school students to participate in its annual National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. The program consists of an oratorical contest that takes place in January. The contest is open to high school students in public, parochial, private and state-accredited home schools. Interested students should contact their high school counselor or call Gil Soto at (562) 692-9783 or gilsoto@roadrunner.com College music performances set NORWALK – The Cerritos College music department’s season of performances featuring its jazz band, orchestra and chorus begin this week at various locations on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The first Band Exchange Concert takes place at 7 p.m. today in the student center. Admission is free. The Jazz Exchange concert is also free of charge and takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the student center. The Orchestra Exchange Concert takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the student Center. Admission is free. last_img read more

Donegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole

first_imgA Donegal teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries when the car in which he was a passenger hit a telegraph pole and ended up on its roof has settled his High Court action for €4.5m.Jake McGrath was in a car owned by one of his brothers and driven by another brother when the accident happened in April 2014. The High Court heard the boy, who was 14 years old at the time, suffered catastrophic injuries and there was an issue as to whether he was wearing a seatbelt at the time.The Irish Examiner reports the settlement is against the Motor Insurers‘ Bureau of Ireland. The case against the car owner, Jake’s brother Kevin and his brother Gerard who was driving the car were struck out.Jake McGrath of Trillium, Ture, Muff, had, through his mother Caroline McGrath, sued his brothers Kevin and Gerard of the same address and the MIBI.It was claimed the car was driven too fast and was driven off the public road.Read more here https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/pontificating-wont-change-what-young-men-do-in-cars–says-judge-after-boy-settles-crash-case-901506.htmlDonegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole was last modified: February 4th, 2019 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:awardcourtcrashdonegalInishowenmuffpolelast_img read more

SHOCK AS DONEGAL INVESTORS SWINDLED YET AGAIN IN PYRAMID SCHEME

first_imgCrook: FrancoisDESPITE all the warnings and the shameless antics of previous crooks, more Donegal investors have been swindled – in yet another pyramid scheme con.They paid into a scheme run by a man in Co Leitrim which was nothing more than the same con run by French crook Francois de Dietrich.The Frenchman conned millions out of Donegal investors from his office in Ballybofey by telling them he was buying bankrupt stock including planes! Now a new crook has emerged in Leitrim who hooked in more Donegal investors attracted by the same false promises of high returns.But the pyramid scheme is just a con trick – people going in at the start are paid their returns out of money coming in from later investors. It all eventually collapses as the crooks clear off with the bulk of the cash.Officers from the National Fraud Bureau and Criminal Assets Bureau have seized €1M here – but that’s thought to be a fraction of the sums involved.Police in Spain, Holland, Denmark and the UK are helping authorities here. A Leitrim man was questioned and released pending further inquiries.He was quizzed under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act During whilst a computer and paperwork were seized.“Exactly how many people here were hooked into the scam may never be known,” said one source.“There is extensive paperwork but it’s not certain that everyone is named. It just beggars belief that any investment can make returns of 2o%, 30% or 40%. It doesn’t happen in the real world.”De Dietrich fled Ireland after being exposed by Donegal Daily as a shameless crook who stole €20M from people in the county. He lives openly in France and has never been arrested, despite a warrant for his arrest issued in Belfast.SHOCK AS DONEGAL INVESTORS SWINDLED YET AGAIN IN PYRAMID SCHEME was last modified: February 26th, 2014 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:BallybofeycashconmancrookdonegalFrancois de DietrichleitrimPyramid schemelast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Closes January Homestand with 84-53 Win over Valparaiso

first_img PDF Box Score Story Links HTML Box Score at UNI 1/18/2019 – 7 p.m. Drake dominated the paint, 36-14, and controlled the glass, 40-27. As a team, the Bulldogs made 19-of-21 from the free throw line. Hittner and Rhine each went 7-of-8 at the line. Bachrodt handed out a season-high eight assists. Drake (12-4, 4-0 MVC), which wrapped up its two-game homestand and its only contests this month inside the Knapp Center, was led by Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded her sixth career double-double and first this season with 19 points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Off the bench, Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) added a season-high 15 points to go with three assists and three steals. Next Game: Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN3 Following Sunday’s home game, Drake hits the road for an in-state contest at UNI Jan. 18. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Cedar Falls. The game will be streamed on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Valparaiso (4-11, 0-3 MVC) hit 13 three-pointers as part of its 20 total field goals. The Crusaders were led in scoring by Grace Hales’ team-high 18 points while Ella Ellenson added 10 points. The Crusaders would cut the deficit to 20 points at one point in fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs answered with an 11-point scoring run and later Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) hit a three-pointer for the team’s final points. Drake pushed its advantage to 48-18 at halftime. After halftime, the Bulldogs committed two turnovers and missed on another possession in their first three possessions of the third quarter. However, after a Valpo bucket at the 7:30 mark, Drake pushed its lead to a game-high 37 points after Miller’s layup. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) drilled a three-pointer four seconds into the game and it was all Drake the rest of the quarter as it led 31-7 after one quarter. Drake shot 68.8 percent from the floor, scored 14 points off turnovers and scored 12 points in the paint. Hittner had 10 points in the period while Miller and Rhine each scored six points. Preview DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed in an 84-53 victory over Valparaiso Sunday afternoon in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Knapp Center.last_img read more

SANTA REVEALS OTHER REINDEER ARE JEALOUS AT DEMAND FOR ‘RUDOLPH SELFIES’

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Santa has exclusively revealed to Donegal Daily that the other reindeer are unhappy that everybody wants their picture taken with Rudolph.Rudolph is arguably the most famous and most popular of all Santa’s reindeer and has regularly made the headlines over the years.However, in a candid interview with our female correspondent Holly Mistletoe, Santa revealed that the demand for ‘selfies’ with Rudolph has put the other reindeers NOSES out of joint. Santa told Donegal Daily, “Unfortunately the issue of discontent between the other reindeers and Rudolph has resurfaced again this year.“In the past Dasher, Dancer and Prancer were unhappy at what they felt was bias towards Rudolph in many sections of the media.“He was at the centre of many songs and the public did have a genuine fascination with him.“I explained to the other reindeer back then that I value them all equally and need them all pulling together every year to make sure we get the job done. “They realised it wasn’t Rudolph’s fault and they all became friends again.However the demand this year for ‘selfies with Santa and Rudolph prompted an angry reaction from the other reindeer.“We have hundreds of visitors every year, but this year everybody wanted ‘selfies’ with me and Rudolph.“It really annoyed Donner and Blitzen, and when Rudolph told the other reindeer he was on snapchat it just seemed to make the situation worse.“I had to call an emergency meeting and sort out all the issues that had resurfaced. “I reminded them of the really important job we have to do and there is no time for us to be arguing over petty things.“Thankfully the reindeer realised I was right and put their envy and jealously to one side, I also made Rudolph delete his snapchat account, he has enough on his plate without any other added distractions.Santa also said preparations are going well and he is looking forward to the big day.“The sleigh is half-full at the minute, so progress has been good, we had a test run earlier and it went smooth and we’ll have another tomorrow. Santa didn’t say where he was going tomorrow but it’s expected he’ll fly over Ireland to check up on everybody before he delivers all the presents.SANTA REVEALS OTHER REINDEER ARE JEALOUS AT DEMAND FOR ‘RUDOLPH SELFIES’ was last modified: December 23rd, 2014 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:newsReindeerRudolphSANTASelfieslast_img read more