Shane answers the doubters

first_img LEARNING EXPERIENCE “When you have two jockeys competing strongly, the fans get involved and that plays a big role in everything. You have to stay focused to be successful or you won’t make it. But he (Halledeen) will learn from this experience,” Ellis added. Ellis’ who surpassed 1,000 winners this year (now 1,033), is sixth on the all-time list for local riders. He, along with all-time leading jockey Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths, are the only riders still active locally who have won all five classics. However, he is disappointed that Caymanas Track Limited or the Jamaica Racing Commission failed to acknowledge his 1,000 winners milestone. “My career has been very good and I thank all supporters and fans who have been there throughout. No matter the criticism, they remained die-hard Shane Ellis fans and I love those people. Not that I do not love the people that criticise me, because when they criticise me it helps me to get better. “But what I was surprised about and very disappointed with was that I went past a 1,000 wins this year and they didn’t recognise it,” he commented. Ellis graduated as an apprentice jockey in 1996 with high expectations and it was no surprise when he won his first classic and first championship in 2000. The ‘Canterman’ has ridden 14 classic winners to date, including four 1000 Guineas with RAY OF HOPE 2000, LATONIA 2004, SAINT CECELIA 2009 and NIPHAL 2011. Two 2000 Guineas – ROYAL IMAGE 2008 and WILLIE GOLDSMITH 2013. Three Derby wins – AWESOME POWER 2001, TYPEWRITER 2012 and RELAMPAGO 2014. His Oaks wins came aboard LATONIA 2004, SAINT CECELIA 2009 and RAEVEN RANAE 2013) and he won the St Leger with TYPEWRITER 2012 and RELAMPAGO 2014. He has also had success in the Superstakes with PITTACUS 2003 and TYPEWRITER 2014. It may be a surprise to many that when Shane ‘Canterman’ Ellis topped this year’s jockeys’ championship with 83 wins, it was only the second title for the Caymanas Park favourite. The son of former three-time champion Winston Ellis, the ‘Canterman’ has a well-deserved reputation having won all of the major trophies at Caymanas Park in his two decades of riding. Ellis, who has had riding experience in Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago, says he has never really focused his attention on winning jockeys’ titles, just the big races and getting as many wins as possible each year. And at the start of the 2015 season, his focus was very much the same, until midway through the year when observers realised he was Robert Halledeen’s (second with 71 wins) main threat for the championship. “At the start of the season, I wasn’t even thinking about the championship. I was thinking about winning classics. But as time went by, I was always close to the leaders and people were saying that I cannot win the championship. So I had to prove a point to the fans who doubted Shane Ellis,” he told The Gleaner. But although he answered the critics, there are those who now say the two-time champion jockey cannot repeat the feat in 2016, and he is determined more than ever to make it two-in-a-row next year. “I was focused this year and next year, I will be even more focused. I can do it again,” he insisted. Dane Nelson (before he left for Canada), Omar Walker, and Halledeen all held the lead at various times. Ellis, however, took charge in the last four months of the year to hold off a late challenge from Halledeen.last_img read more

Suspect who burnt wife’s house to make court appearance today

first_imgNearly one week after burning two houses at Da Silva and De Abreu Streets, Newtown, Georgetown following a heated argument with his wife, Kerwin Jervis, 44, is expected to appear in court this morning.Jervis’s alleged actions on Tuesday last caused some 10 persons to become homeless. Investigators are working with the theory that he deliberately set his home on fire after accusing his wife of infidelity.Kerwin Jervis to make his court appearance todayGuyana Times reported last week that Jervis arrived at the wooden and concrete house located on the eastern half of the property and argued with his wife, Joanne, whom he reportedly wed in January this year.Neighbours said he threatened to kill his wife before he dealt her several cuffs about the body before reportedly dousing her with a liquid believed to be gasoline. Police said that he also sprinkled the substance around the house from a Busta (soft drink) bottle, which suggested that the arson was planned.Before the ordeal could come to a violent end, the woman had managed to escape the attempt on her life by jumping out of a window after which she fell to the ground, which was laced with pieces of broken glass.The suspect set the house alight around 22:30h, before he fled the scene. His wife received cuts and bruises, and was immediately rushed to a city hospital, where she was treated, but she subsequently left the medical institution and went into hiding, as her husband was at that time still not apprehended.However, the hunt for the suspected arsonist came to an end on Thursday night after Jervis surrendered himself at the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown.The Jervis’ neighbours were not spared from the inferno’s wrath. Adonie Orderson and her three children were home at the time and they lost everything apart from a few important documents. Orderson’s tenant, a male who lived in the lower flat, also suffered losses.Jervis was said to be a drummer at the Princes Street church which the couple attended. His wife has two children from a previous marriage and owned the house, along with her brother.last_img read more

Hart has no answers in loss to Jackrabbits

first_imgThe Indians trailed 8-4 twominutes into the game, but Poly (34-1), which faces second-seeded A.B. Miller of Fontana in the regional final at 6p.m. Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, scored the next 11 points over a three-minute span. Candice Nichols scored 10 of her 14 points in the quarter for the Jackrabbits, who forced 13turnovers and limited Hart to 1-of-4 shooting. “That’s the best our starting five has played the whole season,” Poly coach Carl Buggs said. “This is a big win because they’re a great team. But it will feel much better winning the state. That’s our goal.” The Indians, who received 13points from Oregon-bound senior Tatianna Thomas and 11points from junior Megan Ford, outscored Poly 13-11 in the second quarter. But junior Jasmine Dixon scored 15 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter for the Jackrabbits, who won their 27th consecutive game since a December loss to the nation’s top-ranked team, Collins Hill of Suwanee,Ga. “When we saw the draw, our goal was to get to this game,” said Munroe, who finishes with a 385-114 record, 15 Foothill League titles and two Southern Section championships. “We wanted to play the best and see what they’re all about.” LONG BEACH – Dave Munroe could have gathered all the best players he coached during his 18-year tenure at Hart High of Newhall and they still might not have been enough to keep pace Saturday night with host Long Beach Poly. The Jackrabbits, the state’s top-ranked girls’ basketball team by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 2 nationally by USA Today, combined suffocating full-court defense with relentless rebounding and several easy transition baskets to make Munroe’s final game on the Indians’ sidelines an anticlimactic one. Long Beach Poly built a 17-point first-quarter lead and forced 32 turnovers to record a 71-41 victory over the fourth-seeded Indians in the Southern California regional semifinals of the Div. I state playoffs, bringing an end to the career of one of the area’s most successful coaches. “You’re going to lose your last game, unless you’re state champions,” said Munroe, who guided Hart (29-4) to two state playoff victories in the same season for the first time in the program’s history. “We have good players, but we’re not a state championship team, so you go in knowing you’re going to lose your last game. With Long Beach Poly, I don’t think they think that way.” center_img With two minutes left in the third quarter, one play typified Hart’s struggle to deal with Poly’s defensive pressure. Senior Amanda Ajdari had to throw an inbounds pass well into the backcourt from under her own basket to avoid a five-second call. “We came out very nervous. There’s definitely a little bit of intimidation involved (playing here),” Munroe said. “We dug a hole in the first quarter and that’s a tough deficit to come back from.” (818) 713-3607 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

Trio re-arrested in Holloway disappearance

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHundreds of volunteers, Aruban soldiers, police and FBI agents spread out across the island for the missing teen. Later efforts would include divers, Dutch F-16 jets equipped with search equipment, and specially trained dogs. No trace was ever found of her. Van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brother had previously been detained on suspicion of taking part in her death, but they denied involvement and a judge released them for lack of evidence. Van der Sloot, 20, was re-arrested in the Netherlands, where he was attending university. The Kalpoe brothers – Deepak is 24, Satish, 21 – were taken into custody in Aruba. Authorities “ordered their renewed arrest because further investigation into the disappearance has led to new incriminating evidence,” the office said. Hans Mos, chief prosecutor in Aruba, declined to discuss the new evidence or any other details about the case. “Our intention is to keep them in detention for a longer period,” he said. Van der Sloot’s mother, Anita, denied her son was arrested and said he was only taken into custody for more questioning. She said he wasn’t put in handcuffs. “What they want to do with Joran is to bring him to Aruba for a final reconstruction,” Anita van der Sloot said by telephone from the family’s home in Aruba. She said her family and that of the Kalpoe brothers had also been questioned in recent weeks. The brothers were expected to make an initial appearance in an Aruban court Friday, at which point prosecutors were expected to present the new evidence to a judge. A court date in the island had not yet been set for van der Sloot. Wim de Bruin, a spokesman for the Dutch national prosecutor’s office, said van der Sloot could be sent to Aruba without an extradition hearing and the transfer would occur “within several days.” In April, investigators from the Netherlands dug around the home of van der Sloot’s family for two days without revealing what prompted the search. Then in May, Dutch and Aruban investigators visited the home where Deepak and Satish Kalpoe live with their parents for what authorities termed an “inspection,” without revealing details. Vinda de Sousa, an attorney Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father, said she has left a message for the family but has not talked to them and is not privy to the new evidence. “I’m as excited as the Holloway family can be,” she said. “Anything new in this case, or any development, just gives you rekindled hope that one day this will be solved. I know the investigation never stopped.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Three young men previously detained as suspects in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway were re-arrested Wednesday, the Aruban public prosecutor’s office said, citing new evidence in the case. Dutch student Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in voluntary manslaughter and causing serious bodily harm that resulted in the death of Holloway, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. However, van der Sloot’s mother insisted her son had not been arrested but was only detained for more questioning. Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen leaving a bar with the three men on May 30, 2005, hours before she was scheduled to board a plane home with high school classmates celebrating their graduation on the Dutch Caribbean island. She was 18 at the time. last_img read more


first_imgWE’VE kind of recruited the heroes of 2012 for Donegal Daily…into the wee small hours of a great night in Dublin.This Monday evening they will return home to the hills with Sam Maguire on board.So in the meantime, thanks to all the players (and Shay Given for the bus pic!) for all the pictures. And thanks for a brilliant day; for those of us privileged to be at Croke Park, for all who didn’t quite get there – and all of the Donegal clan around the globe.Jimmy’s Winning Matches  IN THEIR OWN PICTURES: DONEGAL HEROES 0F 2012 CELEBRATE CAPTURING SAM was last modified: September 24th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S Ladies Minors have failed to make it through to the Ulster semi-final.The Letterkenny girls were beaten by Kinawley at O’Donnell Park this afternoon, losing by a single point.The final score was St Eunan’s 2-07, Kinawley 3-05.  LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S MINORS PIPPED IN ULSTER QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: November 25th, 2012 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:LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S MINORS PIPPED IN ULSTER QUARTER-FINALlast_img read more

No new Martial deal, Liverpool warn keeper, Rangers reject late bids for striker

first_img Martial’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain Manchester United have NOT agreed a new contract with Anthony Martial, with discussions over a new deal ongoing. The 22-year-old was strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the summer, with reports claiming he is unhappy with his bit-part role at United. (Goal)Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been warned by manager Jurgen Klopp to keep his opinions to himself about being dropped as the club’s number one. (Daily Mirror)Klopp has also insisted Mohamed Salah still wants to play for Egypt and hopes a swift resolution will be found to his row with his country’s FA. (Daily Mail)Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, needs to improve tactically in order to become a first-team regular for the Blues. (Metro)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has denied he has fallen out with Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, Gunners ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be unable to play in their upcoming Europa League league clash against Qarabag FK because of political unrest between Azerbaijan and his home nation of Armenia. (Daily Mirror) Transfer gossip on LATEST Latest exclusives:Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen tells Jose Mourinho on talkSPORT: ‘Don’t fuel the media, just get performances up to scratch’John Barnes believes Liverpool are the most feared team in Europe right now having backed the Reds to make it through their Champions League group stageKenny Miller reveals ‘devastation’ at Rangers exit and says he may name names in futureJohn Barnes believes Rangers have managed to close the gap on Celtic and put an end to the ‘inferiority complex’ they had about their Glasgow rivals Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 4 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January That’s it, the summer transfer window is finally over – but who missed out on a late deal and who could still be set for a move? bring you the latest football news and transfer-related gossip from Saturday’s newspapers and online… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 moving on RANKED And, as Tottenham’s new stadium troubles continue, Mauricio Pochettino has asked for fans to be “patient”, with the date and venue for their upcoming Carabao Cup tie against Watford set to be rearranged as Wembley is already booked. (Daily Mail)Spurs and Manchester City have agreed to change the date of their Premier League clash from Sunday, 28 October to Monday, 29 October, as Wembley double booked for that game too, but need league bosses to authorise the decision. (The Times) Everton rejected a late £25m bid from RB Leipzig for 20-year-old English forward Ademola Lookman. (90min)West Brom also failed with a club-record £15m bid for 24-year-old Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack. (The Sun)Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has denied reports that a potential move to West Ham broke down because he overslept. (Daily Express)Aston Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow – formerly of Liverpool and Chelsea – wants to start talks with Jack Grealish over a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)It has emerged that John Terry and Jack Grealish teamed up to help convince 20-year-old England and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to move to Villa Park on loan this summer. (Express and Star)center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Steven Gerrard has received a huge boost by keeping top scorer Alfredo Morelos Dembele missed Celtic’s Europa League play-off on Thursday night as news of Lyon’s bid emerged Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is set to join Lyon after the Scottish champions accepted an offer in the region of £18million for the 22-year-old Frenchman – FULL STORYRangers rejected a £7million bid from Dynamo Kiev and a £5million bid from Bordeaux on transfer deadline day to keep top scorer Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox. (Daily Express)Steven Gerrard’s side also rejected a deadline-day offer from West Brom to sign left-back James Tavernier on loan, with the promise of a £2.5m permanent transfer in January. (Daily Record)Celtic were among a number of teams to lose out as they attempted to sign 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Manchester City, who instead has re-joined Girona for a second loan spell. (Scottish Sun)Mauricio Pochettino has sent a strong message to any players who are unhappy with their role at Tottenham. The Spurs boss said he is “not going to convince people to stay who don’t want to”, adding that it’s “not a problem” if one or two players leave as they have “plenty of players in the academy”. (Daily Telegraph) 4last_img read more


first_imgA well-known Letterkenny tyre dealer has had a case of illegal parking struck out after it was revealed it did have a valid parking ticket.Letterkenny Town Council brought the case against Pearse Road Tyres.Judge Paul Kelly was told traffic wardens inspected a van belonging to the company on November 11th, 2011. There was no ticket on the van which was located close to Larkin’s Lane – the site of the company premises.Employee Ronan Gallagher told the court he had got a ticket but hadn’t put in on the van as another delivery truck was cuasing a huge backlog of traffic on the town’s Main Street.Mr Gallagher had presented the ticket to the local council but on appeal it was rejected.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher said he was annoyed and claimed he had not been told the council had the paid parking ticket.The court heard the reason it was rejected was because the ticket had not been displayed on the vehicle.However Judge Kelly dismissed the case saying he was satisfied the ticket had been paid.JUDGE DISMISSES PARKING CASE AGAINST WELL KNOWN LETTERKENNY TYRE COMPANY was last modified: November 6th, 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyPearse Road Tyrestraffic wardenlast_img read more


first_imgLas Vegas comes to Glenties tomorrow night (SAT) and it’s all for a good cause.Come along for night on the Vegas Strip but be careful you don’t lose your shirt or the rest!The cost of the night is just €20 which includes buffet, live music, champagne reception, disco and complimentary money for casino – which includes roulette, black jack, poker and rickety wheel. Professional dealers will be on hand to explain everything on the night; prizes for best dressed plus highest earners on the night.Prizes will include weekend breaks, vouchers and much more. The night will end with somebody earning the chance to win €1,000 so it promises to be a great night.For more info, check Naomh Conaill GAA facebook page or call 0861020471 or 0879329112LAS VEGAS COMES TO GLENTIES was last modified: February 15th, 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:Las VegasNaomh Conailllast_img read more

MTA, LAUSD rail about school along Gold Line

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The two sides have been trying to work out a deal while the MTA has also been proceeding with plans to change the route to go around the school. But since construction is already under way, new plans need to be finalized to avoid a construction shutdown of $2 million a month. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 The debate between the MTA and Los Angeles Unified over rebuilding a high school in the path of the Metro Gold Line eastside extension intensified Thursday despite efforts to forge a resolution. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority refuses to build a new school that could cost as much as $40 million to replace parts of Ramona Opportunity High School – a campus for teen moms – needed for the train. It says it’s responsible for only partial improvements, not the whole campus. “We are not paying for this school,” MTA board member Gloria Molina, also a county supervisor, said during the meeting. “Our choo-choo is going to go through one building. We said we would rebuild that building.” But Guy Mehula, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s deputy facilities chief, said the MTA already agreed to create a new campus – even providing the district with $2 million to design the new layout. 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