Miss Myrtle fancied for JRTA feature

first_imgIT’s the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association (JRTA) raceday at Caymanas Park today, with the 11-race programme featuring three trophy races.These include the annual renewal of the JRTA Trophy over 1200 metres, to be contested by a maximum field of 16 native- bred three-year-olds, non-winners of two.Although the race has a competitive look about it, the winner will, more than likely come from a quartet comprising PROUD PRESIDENT, with title-chasing apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard; LUCKY NINE, under three-time champion Dane Nelson, UNION FOUR with Paul Francis and MISS MYRTLE, the mount of former champion Wesley Henry.PROUD PRESIDENT ran a blinder in defeat over 1500 metres last Saturday, finishing fourth in a blanket finish to OLD BRAETON. That form could stand up well in present company, especially with the shorter distance more to his liking.FAIRLY CONSISTENTStill, preference is for MISS MYRTLE, who has been fairly consistent and looks nicely off at the weights with 52.5kg.Coming from the in-form stables of Patrick Fong, MISS MYRTLE has good speed and should use this to best advantage and win from PROUD PRESIDENT.The opening Dye Job Sprint over 1200 metres for two-year-olds should resolve itself into a straight fight between MR. UNIVERSE and MONEY MAGNET, both of whom have won twice.The vote goes to the Wayne DaCosta-trained MR.UNIVERSE, who truly impressed with a fast-time runaway win over 1300 metres on November 12.Other firm fancies on the card are the consistent WILL IN CHARGE in the Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial Cup over a mile, COMMANDING AVIATOR in the seventh, and the 2-y-o first-time runner ATOMIC PRINCE in the eighth.last_img read more

Belo, Cruz laugh off scuffle after double technical

first_imgAnd during the scrum, the two former Tamaraws were both called with technical fouls.After Alaska won the game 88-84, the two knew they would just share a laugh if ever it gets brought up between them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That’s nothing, that’s just how we express our love for each other, of course we both want to win and I think we got overboard with out aggressiveness,” said Belo in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I just wanted to get the ball and I was surprised that there was a technical foul. There’s nothing personal on that play, we’ll just laugh at it.” Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Banchero, Aces step up in Abueva’s absence Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Cruz, who got the last laugh after his team won, said what happened was just “tough love” between them, although he was disappointed that they were called with the technical foul.“It was just tough love between the two of us and we’re just very competitive people,” said Cruz in Filipino. “Outside the court we’re really buddies. It’s just disappointing that we were called with the technical foul.”Belo, who got called with his first technical foul, couldn’t help but poke fun at the situation posting on his Facebook account that Cruz should pay for the fine.“First tech ko sa PBA yun Carl Bryan Cruz, bayaran mo yun (That was my first technical in the PBA, pay for it Carl Bryan Cruz),” Belo posted on his Facebook account.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESCarl Bryan Cruz and Mac Belo go way back, and even a heated scuffle during the match between Alaska and Blackwater won’t dampen that friendship between the former Far Eastern University teammates.The two got entangled with 5:18 left in the game and Alaska nursing a 74-72 lead, after Belo tried to snatch the ball away from Cruz who rebounded the former’s miss.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

Prostitute scandal jolts Mexico World Cup squad

first_imgRead Next In June 2011, shortly before a trip to Argentina to participate in the Copa America, Mexican players hired sex workers in a hotel in Quito, Ecuador. They were fined and suspended from the national team for half a year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Among the players in attendance were goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Benfica striker Raul Jimenez.Los Angeles Galaxy brothers Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos also attended, along with defender Carlos Salcedo and midfielder Marco Fabian, who both play for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.The Mexico team is already in Copenhagen, where they are preparing for a friendly against Denmark on Saturday before heading on to Russia.The controversy echoes similar scandals which have swirled around the team in recent years.In September 2010, Mexico players partied with women after a game in Monterrey. On that occasion, all participants were fined while defender Efrain Juarez and forward Carlos Vela were suspended from the selection for six months.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The magazine published grainy images of players arriving at the party under the headline “The true farewell of the Tri!”.However, Mexican officials said the players involved will not be sanctioned because they attended the party in their free time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGuillermo Cantu, general secretary of the Mexican Football Federation, said the players would not be punished because “they have not missed training.”“A free day is a free day and those are the risks that one runs with freedom,” Cantu was quoted as saying. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs Mexican national football team players attend a send-off ceremony at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City on May 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDOMexico City, Mexico—Members of Mexico’s national football squad held a farewell party with around 30 prostitutes before the team traveled to Europe ahead of the World Cup, reports said Tuesday.According to the TVNotas gossip magazine, nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad partied with dozens of escorts at a private compound in Mexico City last Saturday following the team’s 1-0 win over Scotland at the Aztec Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

It is time Justice Claudette Singh!

first_imgDear Editor,Having made her observations and having heard the arguments, it is time now to pragmatically follow the rule of law and the Constitution. Her job is not to pander to the politicians on any side but rather to use this opportunity to focus on the greater good of the nation. I was extremely disappointed in her judgment to merge the last updated National Register of Registrants (the original database) with the data from the House-to-House information (H-2-H). First off, the H-2-H information is polluted, impure and unverified while the original database is cleaner. The hard sciences have taught us that if one adds an impure substance to a pure one, the outcome becomes impure. Logically we should not expect differently in this case. To clean the impure data from the H-2-H process will take as much as three months. Firstly, you have to strip it of all the duplicate registrants, then you have to examine it to ensure that only bonafide Guyanese citizens who were not on the original database remain. That entails an ineffective investment of a lot of time, effort and money to arrive at a conclusion that could have been easily complied using the tried and tested Continuous Registration process and an extended Claims and Objections period to produce a credible voters’ list. After all, isn’t that what the majority of Guyanese want? Free and fair elections and one free from fear as soon as possible and in compliance with the Guyana Constitution?Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Missing ECD teen murdered – PM

first_imgThe young girl of Two Friends Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD, whose body was found floating in a canal on Tuesday last was murdered.This is according to the post-mortem report which stated that the teen died as a result of asphyxiation and blunt trauma.The report confirmed the suspicion of family of the teen who suspected foul play.On Monday, Malika Hamilton, 14, of Lot 11 Two Friends Village and a former student of Hope Secondary School went missing.According to reports, the teen was last seen in the company of two boys. However, the two boys told her family that they dropped her off at a canal in the village after she said that she was going to visit her grandmother.Hamilton never showed up and after several calls to family enquiring of her whereabouts, the matter was reported to the Police.The family then launched a search on Monday evening but came up empty handed.The search was resumed on Tuesday when the ghastly discovery was made.A man identified only as “Buck” saw the young woman’s body floating in the Hope Canal.Her family was alerted and the teen’s body was pulled from the canal.Following the discovery, relatives told Guyana Times that the teen’s neck appeared to have been broken.The girl’s mother, Latisha Cambridge is now calling for justice. The Police have launched an investigation into the killing.last_img read more

Herstelling man shot after chopping Policeman

first_imgThirty-three-year-old Christopher George of Lot 162 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara was reportedly in the process of assaulting his 60-year-old mother in the wee hours of Thursday when the Police, responding to the report, turned up at his residence.George reportedly armed himself with a cutlass and dealt a rank two chops to his hand and left knee.The Police retaliated by drawing his service revolver and discharging two rounds, striking George to his right arm and right collarbone.The rank and George were both rushed to the hospital, where they were admitted. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Council presented with report about Recreation Facilities in the North Peace

first_imgIn July, the three local governments partnered to commission at study that would look at the recreation facilities in the North Peace.  The study is meant to help the governments determine what recreation facilities are needed in the region.The report found the region has plenty of ice surfaces for minor hockey and adult hockey.  It’s believed it could be 15 to 20 years before the region would need another sheet of ice.  The North Peace Leisure Pool on the other hand needs to be replaced in approximately 10 years.The report says the current the pool has had numerous problems and will not likely reach its projected service life potential.  In today’s dollars it is expected to cost $20 million to build a new pool.- Advertisement -The sport of soccer has seen the biggest growth in Fort St. John and the North Peace over the past decade.  The report suggests the region needs a new twin indoor soccer centre by 2020 or 2025, something already proposed by Fort St. John Soccer Club.  In the interim, it was suggested that the current Taylor Curling Rink be turned into a new indoor soccer pitch at a cost of $250,000 to $300,000.  The Taylor Curling Rink currently only has 24 members compared to Fort St. John which has 310 members. Below is a list highlighting some of the other recommendations from the report.Arena and IceAdvertisement Hewko suggest City Councillors initiate a conversation with School District 60 regarding a partnership for the purpose of enlarging future gymnasiums.  Essentially a full-size gymnasium is considered 6,500 square feet while an elementary gymnasium is generally only 4,100 square feet.The estimated cost runs $1.8 million, and is recommended to be in lieu of new community halls.Sports FieldsBaseball leagues in the Peace region have seen a decline in participation, while indoor and outdoor soccer leagues continue to increase its registration.Hewko recommends the repurposing of Surerus Park’s ball diamond, or creating up to four new regional sand-based grass fields to address this increase in soccer registration, while the remaining ball diamonds do not require upgrades amid a decline in baseball participation.Playgrounds and ParksHewko recommends both playgrounds and parks within Fort St. John, Taylor and the PRRD be left alone until such a time when it’s deemed necessary to intervene.MiscellaneousThe North Peace Light Horse Arena has an estimated lifespan of ten years, and if addressed, the cost estimate runs $2 million. The Big Bam Ski Club’s buildings have another 15 years until they need to be upgraded, and Hewko estimates this to run $900,000.The concept of a super park was also brought to light, and while Hewko doesn’t necessary see the need for such a large facility, if built, he recommends it be multi-purposed for other usage such as gymnastics and other kid’s programs. This upgrade would cost an additional $2 million on top of its initial cost, according to Hewko.It is now up to the City of Fort St. John, The District of Taylor and the Peace River Regional District to determine if any of these recommendations are implemented. Attached is a copy of the full report that outlines specific information about each sports and facilities in the area.North Peace Sub-Regional– Recreation Facility Inventory and Assessment by Adam Reaburn Aquatic and DrylandThe North Peace Leisure Pool – a remaining lifespan of 15 years – is identified as needing a $20 million upgrade to address its narrow lanes, short wave pool, and other technical issues, which if not taken care of, Hewko says will “ultimately prematurely end service life.”Hewko suggests the construction of a new 8-lane pool to address this issue.The Taylor Complex Pool – a lifespan of 10 years – is identified as running an annual deficit of $150,000 every three months.The facility’s Curling Club directly impacts the fate of the Taylor Complex Pool.Advertisement Community HallsThe Upper Cache, Osborn, Buick Creek and Golata Community Halls are all identified as being 5 – 15 years near their end-of-life.Buick, Golata, Osborn and Upper Cache have each been identified as low utilization, and Hewko recommends when community hall upgrades are considered, pre-manufactured portable buildings be constructed so they can be relocated if needed.Rural/Urban School Gymnasiums  Charlie Lake Elementary School and Ecole Elementary School are both in need of a new gymnasium, as they have an estimated remaining life span of 10 years, according to Hewko.Advertisement The Taylor Curling Rink & Pool is identified as being an underutilized facility that has the capability of hosting other services – such as indoor soccer.The Taylor Curling Club has 24 members playing on four sheets of ice; compared to 310 members of the Fort St. John Curing Club playing on eight sheets.The estimated lifespan of this facility is 10 years remaining, and the cost of an upgrade is estimated at $3 million.The Rose Prairie Curling Club is estimated to have a remaining lifespan of five years, and therefore Hewko suggest it be left alone, as repairs would be too costly.Advertisementlast_img read more

Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

first_imgSelke curled in the opener for Hertha in the fifth minute, but his joy was short-lived as Hertha defender Jordan Torunarigha was controversially sent off for colliding with Timo Werner just minutes later.Hertha refused to buckle, and Salomon Kalou doubled the lead with a powerful header on the half-hour mark.Five minutes after the break, Selke was denied by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on the counter-attack, only to score at the far post from the resulting corner.Not until the 68th minute did Leipzig strike back, with Willi Orban heading in a cross from Bruma.Marcel Halstenberg then headed in a long ball in injury time, but it was too little, too late for an exhausted RB side.Leipzig have failed to win any of their four league games this month, and have now dropped to fifth in the Bundesliga table, level on points with fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.In Sunday’s other game, a Leon Bailey double was not enough for Leverkusen as they were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw in Hanover.Substituted on at half-time with his team trailing 3-2, Bailey scored twice to put Bayer on course for victory, but Julian Korb’s equaliser saved a point for Hanover.Julian Brandt put Leverkusen ahead with a brilliantly controlled volley on 11 minutes, only for Ihlas Bebou to immediately head Hanover level at the other end.Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey kicks the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, Germany on December 13, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Marius BeckerNiclas Fuellkrug’s penalty then put Hanover in front, before Admir Mehmedi’s well-angled shot levelled the scores once more.The drama continued just before half-time, as Hanover struck on the counter attack, Felix Klaus whipping in a fine shot to restore the lead.Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich brought on Bailey at the break, and the move immediately paid off, as the Jamaican broke down the left wing and made it 3-3 two minutes into the second half.Bailey struck again 20 minutes later, putting Leverkusen into the lead with another devastating counter-attack on the left flank.However seven minutes from time, sloppy Leverkusen defending allowed Korb to squeeze in Hanover’s fourth and rescue a well-earned point for his team.“It was a crazy game, with both teams fighting from the first minute,” Bailey told Sky Sports. “We should have come out victorious, but we were not focused enough in front of goal.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Berlin’s forward Davie Selke (L) shoots to score the first goal next to Leipzig’s defender Willi Orban during the German first division Bundesliga football match December 17, 2017 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Dec 17 – RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.Former RB striker Selke grabbed a brace on his return to Leipzig, as Hertha battled to an astonishing triumph, despite going down to 10 men early in the game.last_img read more

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

first_img“You’ll go on the road, deep inside Allianz Stadium and around Turin to capture the players’ lives in depth while following the twists and turns of another enthralling season,” the team said in a statement.“Through over four months of shooting you’ll get up close and personal with Bianconeri like Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, and coach Massimiliano Allegri as well as Bianconeri legends like Alessandro Del Piero.”The American online entertainment service was handed access to Juventus players for the current season, with the documentary set to show Serie A matches, action from the training pitch and a behind-the-scenes look inside Allegri’s dressing room.Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in 190 countries.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Netflix will air a docu-series about Juventus, including goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP/File / Federico TARDITOTURIN, Italy, Jan 22 – Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.‘First team: Juventus FC’, the original docu-series about the Italian giants, with the first three episodes following the club’s key players on and off the pitch, is to be aired from mid-February with the second part available in the summer.last_img read more