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  • Nelson sitting pretty on a triple

    first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) SHE’S A MANEATER (2) FEDORA/ LIKE A LADY (3) SURE MAN/ XQUISITE CHOICE (4) SILVER SURF/ IDON”TKNOW (5) ORIGINAL TRAIN/ MIND SET (6) JON MARSHALL/ SMASH AMUSEMENT Any of the abovementioned horses could win, but the one best equipped must be FEDORA, who signalled her return to form when finishing less than a length third to SIMPLY THE BEST and KING D in the fast-run War Zone Sprint on December 24. The daughter of Nuclear Wayne – Patty Girl was running on strongly at the finish and should score an overdue win with Nelson having secured the ride. Nelson should also win the third race (claiming $250,000 – $210,000) over 1400 metres aboard SURE MAN, who finished a close third to SHE’S PLUMMY and XQUISITE CHOICE over 1700 metres on January 14. Installed a form even money favourite then, SURE MAN looked all over the winner when 2-1/2 lengths clear a furlong out, only to be gobbled up by the first two in the closing stages. Given the shorter distance and Nelson sticking with the ride, SURE MAN gets the vote over old rival XQUISITE CHOICE, CHEERS and STAN BOY in a field of 10. The fourth race, again over 1400 metres but for maiden five-year-olds and up, should provide the Conroy Tulloch-trained SILVER SURF with his maiden victory. The 5-y-o grey horse beat several of the present opposition when finishing a clear second to GOODOL’UNCLELINKS on December 17 and gets the nod over IDON’TKNOW and CONNOR in a 13-horse field. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by ORIGINAL TRAIN (Nelson up) and the steadily improving JON MARSHALL with in-form Jevanne Erwin riding for Wayne DaCosta. The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park on Wednesday resulting in a carryover of $$3.8 million into tomorrow’s meet. Both Super-6s were caught despite a 31-1 upset by LAZZA in the closing race over the straight, the late Super-6 cornered by a lucky punter, who walked away with a cool million. The Pick-9 will embrace races three to 11 on the card, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the twilight Super-6 from race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6 which provides punters with a “free” winner in the opening race over 1400 metres for native bred three-year-olds, this in the form of SHE’S A MANEATER, to be ridden by newly crowned champion Omar Walker for 16-time champion Wayne DaCosta and owner Winston Kong. The speedy bay filly won her first three races as a two-year-old, slamming SOTOMAYOR by 5-3/4 lengths over this trip in the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy on November 26. Although narrowly beaten by the grey SOTOMAYOR in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day, SHES A MANEATER has looked her old self at exercise, turning in bullet works after bullet works and now reverting to this shorter trip, cannot be opposed in a seven-horse field. Next on the programme is a competitive looking restricted allowance race over 1100 metres in which most of the eight horses declared (all four-year-olds) are coming to run, so to speak. They include top contenders FEDORA to be ridden by three-time champion Dane Nelson for trainer Richard Azan, the recent course winner LIKE A LADY, as well as SUNDANCE, GOLD MINER and MR. BONES, who will be closing rapidly from off the pace. OVERDUE WINlast_img read more

  • Govt to investigate illegal road, Syndicato gang killings

    first_imgGuyana/Venezuela Border woesBy Samuel SukhnandanA recent discovery was made by citizens in the interior leading to the Venezuelan border which has since been partially dismantled and protected, Senior Government Minister Raphael Trotman has said.The Minister said the matter was reported to the Natural Resources and Public Infrastructure Ministries who called in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for assistance in trying to get the matter addressed.“We were able to take some measures to investigate and curb what could have been a new artery heading to the border, which would have been unpoliced,” Trotman said Thursday.While the exact location of that road was not disclosed, the Minister said the matter was discussed with the security forces and the matter is now being handled properly.Asked whether his Ministry has received reports from miners about being threatened or harassed by the members of the brutal Syndicato gang of neighbouring Venezuela, Trotman answered in the affirmative.He said, “It is a source of concern and as things continue to take place in Venezuela, we have seen more activity of these illegal or irregulars as they say, along the border.”Trotman revealed also that the matter is now before the joint security and border protection agencies, as well as the National Security Committee for which President David Granger has oversight.Responding to concerns that these gang members pose a major threat to Guyanese especially those living and working close to the border separating the two countries, he said it is being investigated.The Minister said it is a national security matter that has caught Government’s attention as well.Referring to an incident where a video circulating on social media showed a young Guyanese man being beheaded, Trotman said his Government condemns those brutal acts of violence.“We condemn the killing of anyone particularly if the person is Guyanese and in such a vile and abhorrent manner of a beheading… and I know the matter is being investigated,” he added.There have been previous reports of similar incidents along the Guyana-Venezuela border at other parts of the country. In July 2016, it was reported that a heavily armed gang of Spanish-speaking men terrorised Guyanese villagers in a Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) border village with Venezuela.It was indicated that the men, whom villagers say are Venezuelans, have been crossing the border committing robberies and extortion in the village of Arau. These gang members were also accused of taunting Army and law enforcement officials with high-powered weapons and grenades.Villagers in that region would have said that the gang is part of Syndicato which operates as a rogue body in Venezuelan villages, specialising in extortion. The gang carrying out the attacks has attempted to indulge in the same types of tactics on the Guyana side of the border.Villagers in Regions One (Barima-Waini) and Seven said while incursions by Venezuelan criminal elements are not new, the nature of the attacks has become worse over recent times.Venezuela is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history, with an inflation rate of over 400 per cent and a volatile exchange rate. Heavily in debt and with inflation soaring, its people continue to take to the streets in protest. There have also been huge shortages of food supplies.Besides that, Venezuela has long claimed a huge tract of land known as the Essequibo, which comprises nearly 40 per cent of Guyana’s current territory. The decades-old controversy was brought back into the spotlight following the discovery of oil in Guyana which led to Venezuela reiterating its land claims.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have worsened ever since United States oil giant ExxonMobil announced in 2015 that it had found oil in Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil.A high-level meeting was fixed between Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and a Venezuelan delegation to discuss the border controversy in October this year. This was aimed at reaching a resolution through the Good Offices Process until the end of 2017.No resolution has been met since but Guyana has indicated that it is prepared to go to the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement to the controversy.last_img read more

  • Entrepreneurs to vie for funding

    first_imgTo mark their second consecutive year conducting the Business Development Forum, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has announced the launching of a grant for entrepreneurs who can present the best business plan.A section of the gathering at the launching of the Business ForumThe forum, which is in its second consecutive year, was launched under the theme ‘Evolve your brand; fuel your finance’. At the launch, GCCI Vice President Timothy Tucker made the announcement of the grant, which entrepreneurs in the room would have to vie for. In order to be picked, however, their plans will first have to be evaluated by a GCCI panel.“This year, the GCCI is pleased to announce the launch of its small business division fund. There will be a grant of $300,000, to target an individual, with a small business idea, who would like to see it come to fruition. So all those budding entrepreneurs and people studying their MBA’s and have a great business idea, will have an opportunity to sign up at this event,” Tucker said.GCCI Vice President Timothy TuckerHe added that the GCCI evaluation panel will analyse the applicants against a given set of criteria— including the business’ capability, potential for growth, profitability and environmental benefits. The winner will be announced within four weeks.Tucker noted that beside the grant, winners will also receive technical support for their business growth from the GCCI. In addition, the winner of the grant will receive a year’s worth of free membership within the chambers.The forum was first launched last year. The two-day forum will conclude today. The GCCI partnered with organisations including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Republic Bank and the Business Ministry.Among the speakers at the event are businessmen Rosh Khan and Vishnu Doerga, Rowen Willabus and Nigel Deosaran— who will deal with Initial Public Offerings (the act of putting company shares on the stock market).last_img read more

  • Video: Mallen’s just like Messi!

    first_imgScoring the first goal of your senior career is always a special moment and for 18-year-old St Mirren midfielder Stephen Mallen it was extra-special as he slalomed round four Dundee players before curling a shot into the back of net.last_img

  • Pearson remains Leicester City boss despite speculation

    first_imgLeicester City have NOT sacked manager Nigel Pearson, the club have confirmed.A 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday had left the Foxes bottom of the Premier League table, four points from safety, while an incident with Eagles midfielder James McArthur saw Pearson come under scrutiny.But, despite strong speculation from several media organisations, Leicester have insisted he still remains in charge.A statement on the club’s official website said: “Leicester City Football Club would like to clarify its position relative to its manager, Nigel Pearson.“Contrary to media speculation on Sunday evening, Nigel remains the Club’s First Team Manager. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and without foundation.“Nigel, his staff and the first team squad are entirely focused on Tuesday night’s trip to Arsenal and our continued efforts to secure our position in the Barclays Premier League.” 1 Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson last_img read more

  • Kipchoge’s sub-2hr marathon set for Vienna

    first_img0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier — the last great landmark in modern athletics — in Vienna in October © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 27 – Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier — the last great landmark in modern athletics — in Vienna in October, his London-based INEOS 1:59 Challenge team announced Thursday.The Kenyan world record holder will attempt the unprecedented feat in the Prater park in the Austrian capital on October 12, with an eight-day window to October 20 in case of bad weather. “This is a golden chance for me to make history and show the world that no human is limited,” said Kipchoge.The effort will be run in 9.6-kilometre laps of the park’s dead-straight Hauptallee tree-lined avenue. Kipchoge will change direction on a roundabout at each end.In his previous attempt at running the first-ever sub-two-hour marathon on the Monza Formula One racetrack in Italy in 2017, Kipchoge completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometre) distance in 2:00:25.The in-form marathon great is preparing for his new record attempt at his Kaptagat training camp in Kenya, 2,400 metres (7,900 feet) above sea level.“Vienna has a fast and flat course, nicely protected by trees,” the 34-year-old said.Since Monza, Kipchoge set the official world record of 2:01:39 at the 2018 Berlin Marathon.His last outing was at the 2019 London Marathon in April, which he won in 2:02:37 — the second-fastest time ever recorded in an official race.“This gives me further belief that I can break two hours,” he said, given that he went into Monza with a personal best of 2:03:05.The Olympic champion is skipping the biennial 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha from September 27-October 6 to concentrate on the record attempt.– Finding 26 seconds –Vienna was chosen after meeting particular criteria, as Kipchoge looks to shave off a second per mile from his 2:00:25 Monza landmark.They included a fast, flat and straight track; fresh air due to the horse chestnut trees; wide, traffic-free and illuminated roads with space for spectators; optimum performance weather conditions in October, and a one-hour time difference from Kipchoge’s training camp.The course is 165 metres above sea level, while the Vienna average weather conditions are 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), with six days of rain in the month.The attempt will be run in the early morning, to match Kipchoge’s training patterns.As at Monza, pacemakers will be rotated in and out — one of the factors that would prevent the feat of human achievement from being an official world record sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federations.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • EGGS-CLUSIVE: GARDAI SEIZE EGGS AFTER THUGS TARGET CARS

    first_imgEGGS-CLUSIVE: Gardai in Donegal have identified a number of thugs after cars were pelted with eggs!And they’ve seized a large quantity of eggs as part of their enquiries.Teenagers attacked cars in Mountcharles and on the main Donegal Town to Killybegs road last Friday and Saturday night. There were also incidents in Donegal Town itself.“Gardai seized a large quantity of eggs on Saturday night,” said a spokesman.Motorists were furious with the incidents with one telling donegaldaily.com: “Someone could have been killed if they had lost control of a car after being hit with the eggs.”Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEGGS-CLUSIVE: GARDAI SEIZE EGGS AFTER THUGS TARGET CARS was last modified: November 2nd, 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:Donegal TownKillybegsMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

  • Local Baskin-Robbins sets pace in remodeling of ice cream shops

    first_img The company recently refurbished all its Las Vegas stores, and is preparing to roll out the remodeling plan nationwide Monday, Franks said. It also intends to add 600 stores by 2009. Baskin-Robbins began in the mid-1940s when brothers-in-law Burton Baskins, who opened an ice cream shop in Pasadena, and Irvine Robbins, owner of a Glendale parlor, combined their businesses. The British food company J. Lyons and Co., which became Allied Domecq, purchased the brand in 1973. Competition is intense in the ice cream parlor business, a field crowded with such boutique brands as Arizona-based Cold Stone Creamery, Ben & Jerry’s and Maggie Moo’s. Franks believes the store remodelings, along with new products such as the frozen custard line, could help Baskin-Robbins stay ahead of the competition. “Somebody will always be there to knock you off,” he said. “Innovation is what you need to stay on top of your game. … You have to be in touch with the ice cream side. But it’s still a business, too.” Lynda Utterback, executive director of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association, cautioned against too much innovation. “The whole thing about ice cream is that people have fond childhood memories about a brand of ice cream or an ice cream store,” said Utterback of the Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based trade group. “They think about taking the mom or dad or grandparents’ hand to the ice cream store. “Doing something fresh is good. But I hope they leave enough so that people will still be able to relive that when they walk into the stores.” Still, the new look already has some fans. “It’s very bright and inviting for kids to come into,” said Kerry Vicente, 36, of Castaic, enjoying a scoop of mint chocolate chip at the remodeled Valencia Marketplace store with her 3-year-old daughter Makayla. “I can see why they made the change.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s innovation and enhancement of what we have,” said James Franks, director of franchising for Baskin-Robbins, which along with Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s sandwich shops are owned by beverage giant Allied Domecq PLC. “The 31 is not going away. It’s being made contemporary as it goes with the times. Change is always difficult, but again, we’ll all be happy with it.” The Stevenson Ranch store opened 10 years ago and is one of the top performing outlets in the nation. It was remodeled in August 2004 – the first in the state. Southern California is home to some 300 Baskin-Robbins stores. Varuzh Tiritian, who owns this and two other Baskin-Robbins in Pasadena and Burbank, said business increased between 8 to 10 percent since remodeling. “It was pretty exciting to see the change,” he said. “The brand was getting a little tired, so it was time to change.” STEVENSON RANCH – The 31-or-so flavors are still front and center at the Baskin-Robbins store here. But the gray-speckled tables and bubble gum colors now accompany wood paneling, abstract art, a contemporary soda fountain and even a new logo. The enduring ice cream chain – founded in Pasadena and Glendale in the 1940s – has embarked on a five-year, nationwide effort to remodel its 2,500 stores, officials said Thursday. It’s all part of a plan to update the brand to better compete in the increasingly competitive ice cream parlor business. Gone are the plastic booths and gray linoleum floors. Instead, patrons lounge in blue chairs found in contemporary furniture boutiques, or at the curved, wood-grained soda counter. The logo is still in familiar blue-and-pink, but the trademark “31” is now hidden within the initials “BR.” last_img read more

  • Lunch break

    first_imgReducing childhood obesity is a battle that must be fought on many fronts: It takes parents who teach their kids healthy habits, a culture that encourages smart decisions, and a marketplace that offers good choices. Schools, too, must be part of the process. The Los Angeles Unified School District has increasingly come to recognize its role in this effort. First it banned the sale of junk food and sugary sodas in campus vending machines, and now it’s taking active steps to make lunchtime healthier for students. That means less pizza and nachos, more fruit and salads. More options and shorter lines. Lunch that’s served at an appropriate hour and not rushed. These may be small steps, but they’re important ones. The school cafeteria alone can’t guarantee healthy lifestyles for students, but it can help – and it should. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake 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

  • SA plans development aid agency

    first_img28 October 2010 South Africa is set to create a US-style development aid agency as it seeks to play a more prominent role as a major donor country in Africa, says International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.She made the announcement at a regional heads of mission conference in Nairobi, Kenya during a three-day foreign policy session, Business Day reported on Wednesday.The South African Development Partnership Agency, which has already been approved by the Cabinet, will operate along the same lines as USAid, an initiative that provides developing countries with funding for economic and humanitarian projects as part of the US’s foreign policy objectives.“This agency will not only enhance our contribution in institutional and capacity building on the continent, but also ensure that our post-conflict reconstruction and development efforts are centrally co-ordinated,” Nkoana-Mashabane said.She said the agency would be established before the end of the 2010/11 financial year.Ministerial spokesman Saul Molobi said on Tuesday that the department was still drawing up a budget and could not immediately say how much the project would cost.Through the multimillion-rand African Renaissance Fund, managed by the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, South Africa is one of the largest development aid providers in Africa.The African Renaissance Fund and all its activities will eventually be absorbed by the new aid agency, which will reduce bureaucracy and duplication. Sapalast_img read more