Shining Light for Easter Sprint

first_imgIt’s holiday racing at Caymanas Park today, the 11-race programme featuring the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race for the Easter Sprint Trophy over 1100 metres.Ten starters have been declared, including leading lights SHINING LIGHT, DWAYNE STAR, RED FLAG, SILVER CLOUD and ACTION MAN.All should ensure a keenly contested race over this snappy trip, with the likes of RED FLAG, ACTION MAN and LADY SHANKARI coming to make things pretty hot on the headlines, with the trio of SHINING LIGHT, SILVER CLOUD and hat-trick seeker DWAYNE STAR coming on strongly in the last furlong.The veteran campaigner RED FLAG from the Solomon Sharpe stables has been knocking at the door for the longest while and could prove strongest of the speedsters. However, they should play into the hands of the progressive four-year-old colts SHINING LIGHT and DWAYNE STAR, both winners in recent months.The Patrick Lynch-trained DWAYNE STAR looked much improved when slamming hot favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by 7 1/2 lengths over the round five course in high claiming company on February 13 and now steps up to overnight company. Having worked well, this will not deter the son of Storm Craft, who looks tempting at the weights with 51.0kg and in-form Aaron Chatrie aboard.Still, preference is for the Gary Griffiths -trained SHINING LIGHT, who notched his last win over this trip in restricted company on January 16 and has run some big races in defeat since, despite not having the best of luck in running.SHINING LIGHT failed by only half a length to catch EDISON over 1300 metres in overnight company when last raced on March 5, but could well have won had he not encountered traffic problems. Back in action from the convenient mark of 52.0kg, the chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of Bachelor Of Arts is preferred to DWAYNE STAR.His ability to quicken under pressure in the closing stages should make the difference. Shamaree Muir, who won aboard him on January 16, again has the ride.last_img read more

Collapse of revetment at Coomacka still to be fixed

first_img… GGMC, engineers assess situationRegional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), Gavin Clarke stated on Thursday that engineers were summoned to the Coomacka Mines community along with representatives from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to assess the situation which led to intense flooding andFloodwater in the communityerosion in the area a month ago.Heavy downpours had also led to the collapse of revetment to the main access bridge and while there has been no improvement to date, Clarke said the team visited the area on Thursday.Also speaking on the issue, Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph said officials from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) visited a day after the incident occurred and had promised to return, however there was no follow-through as promised.Adolph indicated that about 30 residents from the farming community had been affected, many of who had lost appliances and food supplies in the aftermath. He added that they were assisted by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) with cleaning agents the following day. According to Adolph it was speculated that a dyke in the community had burst which contributed to the situation.“I was there to see the damage that was done…along with a team from Georgetown to see what remedy could be taken to avoid the flood again. They promised to come back within a week, but unfortunately on to today they haven’t returned. What they suggested is a dyke was burst somewhere up in the mines,” Adolph stated.Chairman of the Coomacka Development Council (CDC) Dexter Harding had stated that it was the third time that the access bridge had collapsed and pointed to faulty work by the contractor.Harding had publicly complained over the issue prior to last month’s flooding. Another possible cause highlighted by the CDC chairman is the suspected over-topping of ponds/reservoirs belonging to bauxite company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI).The downpour had also led to massive flooding and erosion in the small farming community which also caused the water trunklines to be exposed. Officials of the RDC had responded to the problem within minutes as the REO, an engineer, the bridge contractor, and other officials visited the scene.Harding said officials were trying to come up with solutions as well as to make contact with BMGGI regarding the issue. He had also indicated that the Agriculture Ministry’s permanent secretary visited the scene. A meeting was also hosted with several engineers to see what they could do about the drainage network to avoid a recurrence of flodding.The CDC Chairnan said he was also expecting a visit from the Civil Defence Commission but to date no work has been carried out. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Minister Bennett says Site C Panel under estimated LNG impact

first_imgBoth Area-B Director and former PRRD Chair, Karen Goodings and former Area-C Director, Arthur Hadland put forward concerns about development of the dam, prior to government’s final investment decision announced on December 16th.Generally speaking they covered the same project critic arguments, which had been presented many times before.However, Mr. Bennett’s written response, to current PRRD Chair Lori Ackerman, dealt at length with one of the conclusions of the Joint Review Panel project report, with regard to future power demands.- Advertisement -He says the panel erroneously concluded that BC Hydro did not fully demonstrate the need for the third dam on the Peace River on the time table put forward by the utility.Mr. Bennett says in reaching that conclusion the Panel determined that the low rather than expected LNG scenario was appropriate and that available resources could provide adequate energy and capacity, until at least 2028.However, Mr. Bennett says that conclusion is based on a no LNG load scenario, and under the low LNG load scenario, there would be a need for new capacity, as early as 2019, and new energy in 2024.Advertisement He further claims that Hydro quickly pointed out the calculation error, after the release of the Panel report, and then he concludes by saying, the government is convinced, completion of the project will ensure, British Columbia maintains its low-cost power advantage for generations..last_img read more

Fort St. John man shares hospital horror story

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Fort St. John man has shared his story after leaving the Fort St. John Hospital with an open wound in his head.According to a story from CTV News Vancouver, Darcy Bailey was cleaning his workshop when a 35-pound piece of a motorcycle engine fell on his head. The piece of steel left a two-inch gash in his head.After making his way to the Fort St. John Hospital, he waited more than eight hours before he gave up and left the hospital.- Advertisement -Click here for the rest of his story from CTV News in Vancouver.last_img read more

Belgium crush Tunisia to power into last 16

first_img0Shares0000Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Tunisia © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 23 – Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts on Saturday, scoring twice as Belgium moved to the brink of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia.The victory leaves the Red Devils top of Group G with two wins ahead of their clash on Thursday against England, who play Panama on Sunday. After also scoring twice in the opening 3-0 win against Panama, Manchester United’s Lukaku showed clinical finishing with two first-half goals in Moscow, matching Ronaldo’s tally in Russia.Not to be outdone, Belgium captain Eden Hazard scored in either half, including an early penalty at the Spartak Stadium, before substitute Michy Batshuayi added their fifth.Tunisia’s consolation goals came from defender Dylan Bronn and captain Wahbi Khazri.The Belgians were criticised by coach Roberto Martinez for starting slowly against Panama in their first group match but flew out of the blocks in Moscow.Hazard — having been on the receiving end of some bruising tackles in Belgium’s opener — was sent tumbling after just five minutes but converted the penalty to open his Russian account.Midfielder Ferjani Sassi picked up an early booking for complaining when Tunisia’s appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears, just before Belgium added their second goal.Ali Maaloul’s weak pass on the halfway line was collected by Dries Mertens, who sprinted away and put Lukaku clear.The striker coolly hit his shot inside the far post, just past the outstretched glove of Tunisia keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha, in the 16th minute.Tunisia responded two minutes later, Bronn leaping highest to head home a free-kick from his skipper Khazri on 18 minutes, only to be later carried off after landing awkwardly following a collision.With half-time approaching, the Belgians grabbed their third goal.After earlier squandering two clear chances created by Kevin De Bruyne, Lukaku converted his third opportunity just before the half-time whistle.Thomas Meunier put him in behind the defence and Lukaku tucked his shot away, celebrating with De Bruyne, who started the move.The Manchester City midfield maestro turned provider again after the break for Hazard.The Chelsea star sprinted onto De Bruyne’s lofted pass, held off two defenders, rounded keeper Ben Mustapha and tapped home Belgium’s fourth goal in the 51st minute.With one eye on the England game, Martinez took off Lukaku, then Hazard as the half wore on and for the final 22 minutes brought on Batshuayi, who could have scored five.The Borussia Dortmund forward had a chance cleared off the line, was twice denied by Ben Mustapha’s saves and hit the crossbar, finally converting a cross for Belgium’s fifth goal.Tunisia captain Khazri grabbed their second goal just before the final whistle of their second defeat in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfers you might have missed during Euro 2016

first_img Stipe Perica (Chelsea to Udinese) – £3m – Signed by the Blues in 2013 from NK Zadar in a £2m move aged 18, Perica never stood a chance at Stamford Bridge. Two loan spells later, he’s off to Udinese (where he had last been) for £3m, which means they’ve made some money on him. 12 12 12 12 Timo Werner (Stuttgart to RB Leipzig) – £8m – You are likely to here about RB Leipzig a lot next season. The Red Bull owned club were promoted to the Bundesliga this campaign and have set about landing several talented young players. Werner has now been added to their ranks after being linked with Tottenham in the past. With Euro 2016 and the Copa American both going on at the moment it’s hard to keep up with all the latest football news.It’s the summer, so transfer deals are beginning to take place, even though a huge number of stars are in France and America.Over the last two weeks moves have taken place and they may well have sneaked past your attention, especially when you’re keeping tabs on Austria v Hungary – who knows when you might have to know all about Laszlo Kleinheisler.So which transfers might you have missed? Click the right arrow above to find out… 12 Mateo Casierra (Deportivo Cali to Ajax) – £4.2m – Quick, skilful and a capable finisher, the 19-year-old is set to be the next Colombian strike star on your radar after signing for the Dutch giants. In two seasons at Deportivo Cali, the youngster has already scored 12 goals in 43 games. 12 Alberto Paloschi (Swansea City to Atalanta) – £6m – Two goals (against Tottenham and Stoke) in 10 Premier League games wasn’t enough for the Swans to hold onto the striker they signed in January. He moves back to Serie A as Francesco Guidolin continues to rebuild his side. 12 Emerson Hyndman (Fulham to Bournemouth) – Undisclosed compensation fee – Promising American international midfielder Hyndman is swapping west London for the south coast as he looks to progress his career. Given limited game time in the Championship, he could now be allowed to flourish by Cherries boss Eddie Howe in the Premier League. Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid to Villarreal) – £8m – Once rumoured with a move to Liverpool, the Russian has finally quit the Bernabeu and has joined the team he enjoyed a loan spell with during the 2014/15 season. Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica to Atletico Madrid) – £19.7m – Unlucky, Manchester United fans, it wasn’t to be. You may have been linked with the Argentine’s signature for around four years but now he’s off to join Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos. His ability to play on the left could free up Koke to star in central midfield. 12 Raphael Guerreiro (FC Lorient to Borussia Dortmund) – £9.5m – Liverpool attempted to land the Portuguese star earlier this year but Dortmund beat them and, allegedly, Barcelona, to his signature. The left-back impressed in Ligue 1 last season and has started twice for Portugal at Euro 2016. 12 12 12 Joao Carlos Teixeira (Liverpool to Porto) – Free transfer – The talented Portuguese youngster didn’t get much of a chance at Liverpool, he was only loan at Brighton last season and now has jumped ship to Porto following the expiration of his contract. 12 Jannik Vestergaard (Werder Bremen to Borussia Monchengladbach) – £11m – The Foals are set to start next season with Danish Dynamite at centre-back. Vestergaard, a colossal 6ft 6in, will partner Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen in a young and exciting team, even if they have lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal. Miralem Pjanic (Roma to Juventus) – £25m – The talented Bosnian midfielder was always likely to leave the Italian capital this summer. His destination though, instead of the Premier League, has been been confirmed as Turin, significantly strengthening their Serie A title rivals. Manchester United reportedly turned the player down as they mull over a move for Paul Pogba. Anthony Stokes (Celtic to Blackburn Rovers) – Free transfer – On loan at Hibernian last year, Stokes helped the Edinburgh outfit win the Scottish Cup by beating Rangers. Now he’s rocking up at Ewood Park to give English football another crack after failing to impress with Arsenal, Sunderland, Sheffield United or Crystal Palace.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: St Vincent de Paul, Donegal seek cook/supervisor

first_imgSt Vincent de Paul is looking for a cook/supervisor. The role is to supervise and manage the running of the Ozanam Social Activity/Day centre in Rathmullan for 2 days per week, 8 hours per day.The ideal candidates will possess the following: • A qualification in a relevant area- cooking/ management• FETAC Level 5 Desirable• Experience in the community /voluntary sector would be an advantage• Experience of working in a caring profession• Experience in managing and organising activities and events.• Be highly organised and time efficient individual• Be a caring individual in terms of how they relate to the service user.• Be an excellent communicator with highly developed listening, verbal skills and be computer literate.• Enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team• Be independent, fair and confident in challenging situations• Be innovative and inventive in responding to poverty• Have an ability to display empathy, patience and a well-developed sense of humour.If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, then we look forward to hearing from you.For full details on how to apply, including full job description and application form, please log onto https://www.svp.ie/jobs/vacancies-listing/supervisor-cook.aspx?jref=SCNW0419″>https://www.svp.ie/jobs/vacancies-listing/supervisor-cook.aspx?jref=SCNW0419You can apply online directly or post your completed application form to Human Resources, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer.The closing date for applications for this permanent part-time post is 4pm on May 6th, 2019. Job Vacancy: St Vincent de Paul, Donegal seek cook/supervisor was last modified: April 17th, 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:cookjobRathmullanST VINCENT DE PAULSupervisorVacancylast_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Thursday, June 29

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy and friends for the best bits of Thursday’s Sports Bar show.Highlights include Steve Collins’ take on his fight with Nigel Benn, Paulie Malignaggi speaks about his potential link-up with Conor McGregor, plus the latest edition of ‘Truth or Lies?’ Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

Brighton sign former Tottenham Hotspur starlet for undisclosed fee

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade David Button has joined Brighton and Hove Albion from Fulham on a three-year deal.The 29-year-old former Tottenham man arrives at the Amex Stadium for an undisclosed fee. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 REVEALED LATEST Button celebrates victory for the Cottagers back in December of last year Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img “He has a wealth of experience, having made over 300 appearances during his career so far, and I’m sure he will work well with Matt Ryan and Jason Steele,” manager Chris Hughton said.Button becomes the Seagulls’ second keeper to sing for the club this month after Jason Steele, and he insisted he was happy to fight for his place.+He told the club’s official website: “There’s a lot of competition in my position and I want to be a part of that. targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “It’s something that’s brilliant as a player and at this level it’s normal – they’re [Maty Ryan and Jason Steele] both great goalkeepers and I’m looking forward to working with them and helping us all improve.“Training will be a good chance to get to know the lads straight away. I’m told it’s a great bunch.” RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.comlast_img read more

WE HAVE GONE FROM MILLSTONE TO MILESTONE – HARTE

first_imgLabour Senator Jimmy Harte has said the announcement today that the loathesome Anglo Promissory note is to be ripped up, is a massive step by this Government towards securing a sustainable solution to our banking and sovereign debt crises.“Our opponents have variously said either that this deal could never be done, or that it was already done.“The truth of the matter is that the situation was always much more complex than they acknowledged, and we could not have arrived at a result like today without the patient and painstaking work by Government ministers and their officials, not just in in recent weeks, but since we came into Government,” he said. He added that Minister Noonan has driven this process and has been supported by his colleagues in the Economic Management Council and in the cabinet.“I am proud of the role that Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister Brendan Howlin have played in getting us to this point,” he said.The Donegal politician said he particularly welcomed the fact that €3.1b will not be paid this March and that arrangement covers the repayment of €3.1b made with a Government bond last year.“Now instead of having to shoulder a massive burden costing the people of Ireland €3.1b every year, we will be reducing our borrowing requirements by €1b every year. “We have moved from having millstone around our necks to reaching a milestone for this government and for this country as we take a significant step toward regaining control of our own economic and financial destiny,” he said.WE HAVE GONE FROM MILLSTONE TO MILESTONE – HARTE was last modified: February 7th, 2013 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:Senator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more