first_img DRIVING FINISH After Genesee Street got away alertly, Ramgeet kept the three-year-old bay filly narrowly ahead until the middle of the stretch, where he inched cleared in a driving finish to complete a pillar-to-post victory in a time of one minute, 11.94 seconds. Ramgeet then grabbed a 2 1/4-length win on the 5-1 chance Lookin Awesome in the US$7,100 sixth race, going 1700m. Lookin Awesome was crowded and checked at the start, forcing Ramgeet to drop the four-year-old bay gelding to the inside and racing him in the back of the 10-horse field. Ramgeet angled Lookin Awesome out going into the second turn and made his bid six-wide into the stretch. The animal closed on the leaders under steady urging, snatched the lead near the sixteenth pole and drew off while drifting wide to clock 1 minute, 46.75 seconds. Ramgeet returned in the US $7,000 next race to land another pillar-to-post victory astride the odds-on favourite Profound Victory, which finished 21/2 lengths clear over 1,300m. He vied for the lead through the first half of race before edging the five-year-old bay gelding clear through the final furlong under urging for a time of 1 minute, 17.03 seconds. PHOENIX, Arizona (CMC): Andrew Ramgeet stepped up his bid to take over the race for the jockeys’ title at Turf Paradise with a triple on Sunday’s eight-race card. The former Jamaica champion jockey moved his aggregate to 45 – two adrift of track leader Scott A. Stevens – with the season at the track in the south-western United States, due to be concluded in May. Ramgeet logged a 11/2-length victory aboard the odds-on favourite Genesee Street in the US$6,300 second race contested over 1200 metres on the dirt.last_img read more

first_imgThings change. When the boys’ triple jump open evolved into two events at Boys and Girls’ Championships in 2014, the record – 15.83 metres by Clive Pullen in 2013 – stayed on the books. Pullen’s mark emerged as the Class One standard while the Class Two boys established records in the brand new event. History hasn’t precisely repeated itself with the evolution of the boys’ 400 metre hurdles Open. As with the triple jump, the 400 metre hurdles debuted at Champs this week in both the Class One and Class Two categories. However, the former Open record – 49.01 seconds by Jaheel Hyde, then of Wolmers’ Boys School – has left the record books. That could have been avoided. As with the Pullen mark, Hyde’s 2015 performance could have been preserved at the Class One record. It’s not the first time great marks have been consigned to obscurity at Champs. More than 20 years ago, there was a move to have running event records all time electronically. Manually timed records were swept away. That makes sense in the sprints, where the accepted differential between electronic times and manual times is 0.24 seconds. That’s too much. However, there is a greater tolerance and the electronic/manual timing differential is smaller at 0.14. The move wiped schoolgirl Olympian Claudine Williams off the Champs record books. Her all-time Class Two 800 metre best of 2 minutes 05.6 seconds is largely forgotten. The record on the books is significantly slower. That shouldn’t happen to the Hyde mark, which is a national junior record. Application of the triple jump record preservation logic should preserve the 49.01 as a target for the Class One boys. After all, he was himself a Class One athlete when he dazzled everyone with that big display of his world class potential. Moreover, the Class One 400 metre hurdles is contested with the same hurdle height as the old Open version. The triple jump split has doubled the number of boys learning the event. The change in the hurdles may yield benefits, too. That can be evaluated in time, but hopefully, Hyde’s mark can re-emerge as the Class One mark. Such a move would be simply following established procedure. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

first_imgLACC Executive Chairperson, Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr.The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr., is in Dakar, Senegal to participate in a three day Regional Conference on Asset Disclosure for West and Central Africa. He is expected to deliver a paper on the experience of the LACC in Asset Declaration.The conference which takes place from May 26-28, 2014, is organized by the UNODC in collaboration with the World Bank, UNDP, the Center for Studies and Action-Research on Governance (CERAG), the National Office for Fight against Fraud and Corruption of Senegal (OFNAC), OSIWA, the Governance and Peace Program of USAID in Senegal and the Embassy of France in Senegal.The aim of the conference is to obtain comprehensive overview of legislations and practices on asset disclosure in West and Central Africa; share technical experiences between the countries of the region;  adopt a statement outlining guiding principles to encourage the countries of the region to put in place adequate practices and policies in terms of collecting and verifying the asset declarations; and to adopt a research and advocacy strategy on asset disclosure for countries of the region.Recently, the LACC boss represented Finance Minister, Amara Konneh at the 13th GIABA Ministerial Committee Meeting in Niamey, Niger, on May 10, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA cambio dealer is currently battling for his life at the Woodlands Hospital after he was shot to his abdomen Tuesday morning by a lone gunman at the Georgetown/Vreed-en-Hoop Ferry Stelling.The victim has been identified as Mahendra Deonarine, 40, of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD).The incident occurred around 09:30h on Tuesday during the rush hour.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the man was returning home after transacting business when he was attacked.Reports are that the man was carrying a bag with a quantity of cash when the perpetrator walked up to him, whipped out a gun and shot him before carting off the bag.An eyewitness told this publication that the victim was just about to step from the Stelling to catch a boat to Vreed-en-Hoop when the incident occurred.She explained that the perpetrator casually walked up to Deonarine and asked him for the bag, but the man did not comply.“After the man refused to give him the bag, he just took out the gun, shoot the man, pick up the bag and ran away,” the woman related.Reports are that the man was assisted by public-spirited persons and was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital.Policemen who were in the vicinity gave chase, but were unsuccessful in nabbing the perpetrator.According to other eyewitnesses, the entire incident took less than a minute to unfold. They, however, could not give describe the man, who they said had his cap in his face.When this publication visited the victim’s distraught family members, they were in shock. Deonarine’s mother confirmed that the father of four underwent surgery to have the bullet removed.last_img read more

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday pledged a donation of $250,000 to the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), which will facilitate the upkeep of the club’s cricket grounds. The Minister made this pledge at the closing ceremony of the DCC’s two-week Youth Cricket Camp, held at the Clubhouse in Queenstown.Minister Harmon said that the funds donated to the DCC will promote development among club members. “I really am happy to be associated with this club and… I’ve committed to [a donation]… of $250,000 which I will dedicate to the continued work on the Demerara Cricket club so that the facilities which are provided by this club can continue to benefit our young people. [The DCC] can continue to provide that facility for young men and women to come through this club and eventually become legends,” he said.The State Minister said that the DCC is home to many great cricketers who are role models for the young cricketers. “You have participated in… a rite of passage associated with 106 years of proud tradition that can be traced back to the year 1912… This distinguished club has nurtured cricket greats… West Indies cricket has always been at the pinnacle of the world cricket scene and when you examine the pool from which these cricketers come, you have to understand that we, in this region, are specially gifted people… [When] you celebrate Shimron Hetmyer, [when] you celebrate Keemo Paul… understand that this is where they came from. This is where you are and that is where you will [be]… if you apply the principles that were taught to you here,” he said.In addition to the cricket training, the over young cricketers were taught communication skills and the rules of good sportsmanship, with focus on an aspect of sports psychology, the winning spirit.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Messi scored three goals and created two more © AFP / JOSE JORDANMadrid, Spain, Dec 16 – Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table.The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after a virtuoso display, while also teeing up Luis Suarez’s 35th-minute opener and Gerard Pique’s late fifth. Barca were under pressure after Atletico Madrid and second-placed Sevilla had both moved level on points with the Catalan giants.But after resting his key stars for their final Champions League group-stage match against Tottenham in midweek, coach Ernesto Valverde saw his refreshed side cruise to a third straight league win without conceding a goal.Levante started the game brightly and visiting goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was forced into an early save by Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng.But Barca did not take long to start moving through the gears, with Messi curling wide from long range before testing Oier Olazabal in the Levante goal with a free-kick.Just seconds after Boateng hammered a left-footed strike against the crossbar, the reigning Spanish champions broke the deadlock as Messi jinked through a mesmerised home defence and picked out Suarez who volleyed home.But Levante, who had ended Barcelona’s dreams of going through last season’s La Liga campaign unbeaten with a remarkable 5-4 victory in the penultimate game, came close to a quick response as Jose Luis Morales fired over.The match was all but ended as a contest when Messi bore down on goal two minutes before half-time and drilled low into the net.He wasted little time after the restart to add his second in the 47th minute, sweeping home Jordi Alba’s clever cutback, before completing his treble with a simple tap-in from Arturo Vidal’s square pass on the hour mark.Messi has scored five goals in two league games since finishing only fifth in the voting for the Ballon d’Or earlier this month.A bad evening for Levante worsened with 14 minutes to play, as left-back Erick Cabaco was sent off for a reckless lunge on Ousmane Dembele.Centre-back Pique added further gloss to the scoreline in the 88th minute, rampaging forward to collect Messi’s pass, before keeping his cool and rolling the ball home.– Sevilla keep up the pace –Andre Silva won the penalty which gave Sevilla the crucial opening goal © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERSevilla reclaimed second place earlier on Sunday as second-half strikes from Ever Banega and Pablo Sarabia sealed a 2-0 win over Girona.Pablo Machin’s side are unbeaten in seven league games since a 4-2 loss at Barcain October.The hosts had to wait until the 55th minute to break the deadlock, when striker Andre Silva was tripped in the area by Girona defender Juanpe.Argentinian Banega stepped up to send visiting goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz the wrong way from the penalty spot.The points were wrapped up only nine minutes later, as Wissam Ben Yedder cut the ball back for the onrushing Sarabia to slide home his 14th goal of the season in all competitions.“In the first half they (Girona) were very good,” said Machin. “They were very organised and had good chances, when (Sevilla goalkeeper) Tomas (Vaclik) was splendid.“In the second half we were the better team.”Elsewhere, Villarreal were plunged further into crisis as Samuele Longo’s 93rd-minute strike saw them held to a 2-2 draw at bottom club Huesca.Villarreal, who replaced Javier Calleja with Luis Garcia Plaza as coach in midweek, are only one point and one place above the relegation zone.Real Betis eased to a 3-1 win at Espanyol to move into fifth place after a third successive league victory.Giovani Lo Celso scored and missed a penalty for Betis, with Cristian Tello also on the scoresheet.Espanyol, who led the table earlier in the season, have lost five straight matches to slip into the bottom half.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgNorth Western Golfing AllianceCaptains Day (Mr Noel Callan)Played at Rosapenna G.C. on Saturday 24th March 2012 Par 71 s.s. 71Winner of Captains PrizeJames Doherty (14) Buncrana G.C. 68 1st Nett Keith Lapsley (5) Dunfanaghy G.C. 702Nd Nett John Lewers (14) Faughan Valley G.C.71 B.O.T.3rd Nett Michael Doherty (7) Buncrana G.C. 71 B.O.T.4th Nett Marty McDermott (5) Strabane G.C. 71 B.O.T.5TH Nett Eamonn Davis (9) Letterkenny G.C. 726TH Nett Clive Davison (15) Letterkenny G.C. 73 B.O.T. 7TH Nett Pat Corry (10) Strabane G.C. 73 B.O.T.8TH Nett Michael Kelly (9) Strabane G.C. 73 B.0.T.1ST Gross Michael McGeady (scr) McCambridge-Duffy 682ND Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna G.C. 73 3RD Gross John G.McBride (scr) Portsalon G.C. 744th Gross Derek McNeil (2) Ballybofey/Stranorlar G.C. 755th Gross Sean Quigg (3) City of Derry G.C. 766TH Gross Ben Corry (4) Strabane G.C. 787TH Gross Stephen Keegan (7) City of Derry G.C.788th Gross Colin Jeffrey (5) City of Derry G.C. 81Visitor Seamus Herrity (13) Rosapenna G.C. 39 PointsThe Alliance competitions came to an end for this season on Saturday last with the playing of the captains prize on the Old Course at Rosapenna.The conditions were very benign apart from a fresh breeze which favoured the early starters,The winner by two clear strokes was James Doherty who completed the double for his club as this major was won last season by his club mate Stephen McLaughlin the first time that the captain’s prize has been won in successive years by the members of the same club. With five strokes gone after the first 5 holes his prospects of winning the premier prize looked over for another year but he rallied well and surprised even himself with his good finish.In the Gross section Michael McGeady was as he has been all season the clear winner .He had successive birdies from the 7th to the 9th and as he had dropped a shot at the 3rd he was there fore 2 under for the 9 .He had 2 further birdies and a dropped shot on the back nine to be three under for his round. We all hope that his dominance of the Gross section can now be translated into further success on the challenge tour.The encouraging thing bout this year was that all competitions arranged were completed unlike the previous year when cancellations due to the unplayable conditions .mind you some of the competitions were only completed this season because of the resilience of the members. On two occasions record high scores won events.However the Alliance provides good competitive competition for the hardiest of players through the winter months .There is no other competitions during the year that’s sees players both amateur and Professional compete in the same basis in the same event.The Captain for 2012/13 is Marty McDermott Strabane G.C.The Strabane man will be leading the Alliance in to its 44th Season in this format although it is believed to be one of the oldest in the country having its roots back in the 50’s.Marty is a long time member of the alliance and also the proud holder of a Category one handicap since his Juvenile days.In his final speech as Captain Noel Callan remembered Connor Mallon who died recently .Connor was a keen and popular member of the alliance. He also thanked all those who had ventured out on some very inhospitable days and thanked all the Clubs who hosted competitions. In particular he mentioned Rosapenna G.C. Who had hosted the Alliance for the third time this season and he commented on the excellence of the meal served to his guests on the day.He thanked the Casey family for allowing him to have his Captains day on this most prestigious courseHe then assured all present that the Alliance would be in good safe hands with Marty as Captain for 2012/13.NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: March 25th, 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:NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgHUDSON, Ohio – Two small bodies found buried off Interstate 80 with duct-tape crosses over them were identified Saturday as the New Hampshire siblings killed by their father 2 years ago, authorities announced. Dental records confirmed that the bodies are those of Sarah Gehring, 14, and her brother, Philip, 11, said Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler. “It’s just been this unbelievable burden not having them found, and so that does feel like somewhat of a relief,” the children’s mother, Teri Knight, said Saturday. “It’s tough, but it’s better than not knowing where they are.” The autopsies revealed that Sarah had been shot in the head three times, and that her brother had been shot four times – once in each arm, in the head and in the neck, said New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Authorities had recovered two handguns when Manuel Gehring was arrested, and officials said Saturday they believe both were used: One to shoot Sarah, and when that gun jammed, the other to kill her brother. The children’s shallow grave was discovered Thursday by a woman walking her dog in a wooded area near Hudson, about halfway between Cleveland and Akron. The area closely fit the clues the children’s father had given authorities before killing himself, from the makeshift cross in a rural area near a highway to the bell-shaped concrete sewer connectors, fence and wood pile nearby. Gehring had also told authorities he wrapped his children in plastic and buried them with duct-tape crosses on their chests. The children disappeared with Gehring in 2003 amid a custody dispute. They were last seen arguing with him at a Fourth of July fireworks display in Concord, N.H. Gehring later said he had pulled off a highway that night and shot the children, then drove for hours with their bodies in his van before burying them. After Gehring was arrested in California, he told investigators he couldn’t remember where he had buried the bodies. He gave vague clues that led to repeated searches along a 700-mile stretch of Interstate 80 from Pennsylvania to Nebraska. “He told the FBI that he doubled back and he turned left and right here and there,” David Ruoff, an assistant New Hampshire attorney general, said Saturday. “He just didn’t tell us what exit he took.” Gehring strangled himself in prison before he could be tried. In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey did a pollen analysis on soil found under Gehring’s minivan and near a shovel used to bury the children. It concluded that the soil most likely came from northeastern Ohio. The children’s mother said she had searched within five miles of Hudson last summer. 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

first_imgBright Stars elimianted URA FC in the last round (file photo)Stanbic Uganda Cup 2018/19Nebbi Central vs Bright StarsLuo Playgrounds, NebbiSaturday, 09-03-2019 @4pmNEBBI – Bright Stars will be hoping to get their season back on track when they travel away to Nebbi Central in the Stanbic Uganda Cup on Saturday afternoon.The Matugga based StarTimes Uganda Premier League side have been on a downward spiral of late, winning only one of their last 14 league games.The poor form in the League has seen Fred Kajoba’s side drop as low as 11th on the standings and it is hard to believe that they were at some point 2nd, just over 4 months ago.However, the Cup has brought joy for them recently as they have kept on producing magnificent displays particularly in the last Round (Round of 16). Against all odds, Bright Stars eliminated URA 2-1 away from home thanks to a Jamil Karisa double at Namboole and that result came on the back of 11 League games minus victory.They have eliminated two lower division sides already this campaign, humbling Kazo Exel 4-0 and then requiring penalties to get past Bumate. So coming up against Nebbi, the Stars will know how tricky a tie away to a lower division side can get and will hope not to repeat the mistakes they made against Bumate in the Round of 32.With a host of big names in their ranks, including Captain Nelson Ssenkatuka, Brian Kayanja and Dan Bilikwalira, Bright Stars will surely be fancying themselves in this one but a trip to the North is usually complicated for many sides.For Nebbi, they are enjoying a dream cup run at the moment.Currently in the quarters, they are as far as they have ever gone in the Uganda Cup and will want to dream further.With inspiration coming from the like of Onduparaka and Paidha Black Angels, who both reached the finals in the recent past, while in the second tier, Nebbi who are in their debut season in the Big League will believe anything is possible.They will look at players like Julius Okumu, Jerome Jagen, Ronny Berocan, Felix Ngageno and skipper Julius Choka for inspiration on Saturday.Match Facts:This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.Nebbi go into the game having faced three lower division sides in the cup this season, defeating all of them in normal time.This will be the fourth consecutive home game for Nebbi in the Cup this season, the most by any side this campaign.For Bright Stars, they head into the game having won four of their last five Uganda Cup games (including the penalty shootout victory over Bumate).Away from home, they have won three of their last four games.The other quarter final matches:–Sunday, 10-03-2019: Kyetume Vs Wakiso Giants – Nakisunga Ssaza playground.–Monday, 11-03-2019: Express Vs BUL – Betway Mutesa II Stadium.–Tuesday, 12-03-2019: Proline Vs Vipers – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.Comments Tags: Nebbi Centralstanbic uganda cupTop Bright Starslast_img read more

first_imgNewcastle 1 QPR 0Substitute Shola Ameobi’s late goal condemned struggling QPR to their first defeat under Harry Redknapp.They were nine minutes away from a rare clean sheet when good work from Davide Santon led to the deadlock being broken.Santon ran at the visiting defence and found James Perch, whose pass set Ameobi up for a well taken goal.The striker cut inside the challenge of Adel Taarabt and sent a curling shot beyond keeper Rob Green and into the corner of the net.Rangers, with Fabio, Anton Ferdinand and Esteban Granero brought into the starting line-up, spent much of the game soaking up pressure but had managed to restrict their opponents to the odd chance.Numerous clearances from the ever-dependable Ryan Nelsen helped keep Newcastle at bay in the first half and Fabio’s challenge denied Papiss Cisse as he bore down on goal.In the second half, Cisse headed wide from Jonas Gutierrez’s left-wing cross and Demba Ba had a weak header saved by Green before Ameobi netted.QPR: Green, Ferdinand, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio, Granero (Wright-Phillips 56), Mbia, Faurlin (Derry 78),  Mackie, Taarabt, Cisse (Hoilett 64).Subs not used: Murphy, Diakite, Traore, Onuoha.  See also:QPR boss hits out at highly-paid flopsNewcastle v QPR player 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more