Superluminal, Nuclear Affair fancied for feature races

first_img NUCLEAR AFFAIR, a classy three-year-old filly from the stables of Gary Subratie, is coming off a fast-time win over this trip in the Seek Exercise Book Trophy on August 20. Now back to good form and Robert Halledeen retaining the ride, this year’s 1000 Guinea winner will not go down easily as she will report even fitter for this race. Stable-companion BRAWN, CAMPESINO and topweight PHINEAS are all ideally suited to the distance and should make it close, especially PHINEAS, who has beaten some of the best horses in the past year, including ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM in last November’s CTL Invitational Mile. Other firm fancies on the card are DREAMLINER, with leading jockey Omar Walker aboard in the seventh race over the straight for the Nasatol Trophy, UNBREAKABLE to repeat in the third, SEEKING THE DAWN in the fourth and BURNING MEDIC in the eighth. TODAY’S 10-race programme at Caymanas Park will feature the open allowance race over 1300 metres for the Saint Cecelia Cup and the overnight allowance race over 2000 metres for the Kenneth Mattis O.D. Memorial Trophy. With the 2015 St Leger winner SUPERLUMINAL now back to winning form, having scored decisively over 1400 metres recently, the four-year-old son of Natural Selection ought to be followed, especially over the distance at which he won the St Leger in July last year as a 35-1 outsider. Paul ‘Country’ Francis will again ride SUPERLUMINAL from the convenient mark of 53.0kg and should get the job done ahead of proven course horse, TIMEFORARMS, with apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard. A more competitive race is the annual renewal of the Saint Cecelia Cup to be contest by 10 horses, including the recent winners NUCLEAR AFFAIR, PHINEAS and TRADITIONAL PRINCE, as well as CAMPESINO, BRAWN and DREAMCOMETRUE, who have been running well in recent months. FITTER FOR THE RACElast_img read more

Which Lawmaker Wanted US$800K CDF Deposited into His Personal Account?

first_imgInternal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly Tuesday invoked what he called “The Fifth Amendment,” refusing to expound on his recent allegations that a lawmaker of the 53rd Legislature had made a written request to transfer US$800,000 to his or her personal account from the County Development Fund and the Social Development Fund of a particular county.The Internal Affairs Minister,  however, informed the legislature that he would  avail himself to that body in executive session if they (Senate) deemed it necessary, where he promised to disclose the name of the lawmaker who made the request.It was not known up to press time Tuesday whether Minister Dukuly made good on his promise by disclosing the name of the lawmaker who made the request. Executive session decisions are not for public consumption, at least not immediately.However, an authoritative source close to the leadership of the Senate last night hinted to this newspaper that during the executive session, Minister Dukuly contradicted his earlier assertion about the US$800,000, and he may likely face contempt charges when he reappears again soon before that body.  The source did not elaborate. Minister Dukuly made the assertion about the US$800,000 request last Thursday when lawmakers grilled him about his decision to place a moratorium on the disbursement of county and social development funds.The reference by Minister Dukuly to the “5th Amendment” prompted some legal minds of the Senate to leaf through the Constitution, only to conclude that no such provision is contained in the country’s organic law.Following the Minister’s hours of standing before the Elders of the Legislature, and receiving a  barrage of questions, the Senate saw the need to go into executive session; but only after Minister Dukuly, who once served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, frowned upon the lack of courtesy afforded him, recalling that all the time he served as Speaker, he could not recollect meting out such treatment to a senior government official invited to appear before lawmakers.  Minister Dukuly’s summoniing by the Senate plenary followed a loaded dossier of accusations by a cross section of Senators that the Ministry of Internal Affairs was taking unilateral decisions that need the blessing of Legislative committees having oversight of its activities.Among other things, the Senators complained to plenary that Minister Dukuly was in the habit of deleting names of chiefs with the excuse that they are either too old to function, or that most of them have long past the age of retirement.Other Senators accused Minister Dukuly of placing a moratorium on the disbursement of CDF and SDF to counties.But during his earlier appearance Thursday, Minister Dukuly clarified that he did not place a moratorium on the CDF or SDF, but had rather instituted a selective review process.An hour before Minister Dukuly’s appearance Tuesday, Grand Gedeh County Senator Alphonso Gaye, wrote the Senate plenary requesting that a committee be set up to investigate the US$800,000 allegation, but his colleagues voted that the Minister be asked to elaborate by naming the lawmaker.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sophia housing project on schedule for November completion

first_imgThe site in C Field Sophia where a community centre is being constructedThe core homes being constructed in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) under its Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme is progressing well and is on stream to be completed by November according to Junior Communities Minister, Annette Ferguson.The site in C Field Sophia where a community centre is being constructedThe Minister in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times stated that “It’s going well…The contractors every day are doing what they are expected to get done and we have six areas. All six areas are being done by different contractors and the time of completion for the project is basically in the month of November. I had the opportunity to visit the various project sites and they have all assured me that they are within the completion timeline”.Some US$7.5 million in upgrade works are ongoing in the community. Under the project, about 12 kilometres of roads will be upgraded to asphaltic concrete. In addition, drains will be constructed, two playfields will be upgraded, and 2000 residents will benefit from home improvement subsidies and 100 core houses will be built.Fifty of the core houses are expected to be completed while 300 home improvement subsidies will be distributed. The remaining houses and home improvement subsidies will be done in 2020.Home improvement subsidies and core houses will be granted to low-income households – those persons who earn $75,000 or less per month and own a plot of land within the project boundary that is also low income, meaning it cost $300,000 or less.Subsidies will be approved if the homes that are occupied are considered inhabitable. However, if the houses are not strong enough to accommodate repairs, the owners may qualify for a core home.Once qualified, the applicant would be required to pay $100,000 as a contribution towards the core home. The core houses are 400 square-foot flat concrete buildings that cost $4 million.For home improvement subsidies, $500,000 worth of materials will be granted and recipients will have to provide for labour. The first Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme, which provides an opportunity for Guyanese citizens to improve their standard of living, was launched back in January 2019 at C Field Sophia.The project became a reality as a result of the collaboration between the CH&PA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which is funding the project.last_img read more

The Tottenham new boy Tony Adams wishes was at Arsenal

first_img1 You may know that Sporting, the club that gave us Ronaldo, Figo and Boa Morte, have sold Tottenham a young Englishman, but do you know anything about him? Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight sheds some light…Name: Eric DierBorn: Cheltenham, EnglandDate of birth: 15/01/94Club: TottenhamPosition: Defence/midfieldInternational: Seven U21 England capsWhat’s the latest?Subject to passing a medical, Tottenham and Sporting have agreed a £4m fee for England U21 star Eric Dier. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been bolstering his defence with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm arriving and is hoping Dier can provide cover in both midfield and at the back. Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal have all been linked with a move for Dier in the past.Did you know?1) Dier was born in Cheltenham, but moved to Portugal when he was seven. When he was nine years old a PE teacher at his English-speaking school recommended he go for trials at Sporting who he trained with before eventually joining the club’s academy at 14. Now at a Portuguese-speaking school, he learned to speak the language fluently. His progress since has been rapid and last year former Arsenal captain Tony Adams told talkSPORT Dier was the ideal man to become the Gunners’ midfield screen and protect the defence. It was something they had been missing since Gilberto’s departure, he thought.2) His grandfather is former FA secretary Ted Croker, who held the position between 1973 and 1989. He died in December 1992, just over a year before Dier was born.3) Dier is comfortable with the ball at his feet and can play at centre-back, full-back or in a defensive midfield role. He spent time on loan with the Everton reserves in 2011 and at the start of the 2012/13 season, he was playing for Sporting’s B team.4) He was handed his first team debut against Braga in November 2012 and it was an excellent introduction to the senior game as his cross set up Ricky van Wolfswinkel who scored the winner in a 1-0 victory. His first senior goal came in his second outing with the team in a 2-2 draw at Moreirense.5) Despite growing up in Portugal, Dier still classes himself as English and made his England U18 debut in a 1-1 draw with Slovakia in November 2011. He has made further appearances for the U19s, U20s and is now part of the U21 squad. Dier was also part of England’s disappointing U20 World Cup team, which crashed out of the group stage in Turkey without winning a game in 2013.He says:“I think it is great to come and play abroad. It makes you a more complete player in my opinion.”Video evidence: Eric Dier will join Tottenham last_img read more

Juventus back joint top in Serie A as Inter held in Fiorentina

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus got back winning in Serie A © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOMilan, Italy, Dec 15 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus beat Udinese 3-1 to join Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday after Antonio Conte’s side were held 1-1 at Fiorentina.Dusan Vlahovic snatched a point for Fiorentina two minutes into injury time to frustrate Inter Milan who had led following Borja Valero’s opener after eight minutes in Tuscany. Both Juventus and Inter Milan have 39 points from 16 games, with Antonio Conte’s side ahead on goal difference.Ronaldo struck twice in the first half to make it five goals in four games as the reigning champions got back winning after last weekend’s first defeat of the season to Lazio.“That’s how we have to play, with confidence,” said Ronaldo.The Portuguese star tapped in a Paulo Dybala rebound after nine minutes at the Allianz Stadium, and burst through to finish off a Gonzalo Higuain cross on 36 minutes.Leonardo Bonucci sealed the three points just before the break when he headed in from close range.Fiorentina’s Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic (right) snatched a late equaliser against Inter Milan. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEIgnacio Pussetto pulled a goal back for 17th-placed Udinese four minutes into injury time.“It is the first time after a Champions League match that we managed to attack the game well,” said Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.“We played very well for 60 minutes.”In Florence, Valero scored off a Marcelo Brozovic cross against his former club.But the visitors failed to kill off the game.Lautaro Martinez had the ball in the net after 39 minutes but it was disallowed because of Romelu Lukaku’s offside position.And Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski did well to deny Lukaku minutes later at full stretch.But just as it looked like Fiorentina were set to fall to a fifth consecutive defeat, 19-year-old Serb Vlahovic broke through from his own half, outpacing Milan Skriniar to rifle in from an angle.It condemned Inter to their second consecutive stalemate after Roma last weekend, and follows their Champions League exit to Barcelona on Tuesday.“It’s the third game where we did not get what we deserved,” said Conte.“We weren’t good at taking our many chances.“Maybe we’re paying for fatigue. We’ve had seven games in 21 days, with Lautaro and Lukaku playing constantly.”The pressure remains on coach Vincenzo Montella with Fiorentina’s last win on October 30, and their next game against in-form Roma.– Roma move fourth –Roma moved up to fourth and into the Champions League places after three second-half goals sealed a 3-1 win over rock bottom SPAL.Andrea Petagna had put SPAL ahead from the spot just before the break after Aleksandar Kolarov clumsily brought down Thiago Cionek in the box.But Lorenzo Pellegrini pulled the hosts level eight minutes after the interval with a shot that took a deflection off Nenad Tomovic.Inter Milan midfielder Borja Valero scored against his former club Fiorentina. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEDiego Perotti put Roma ahead with a 66th-minute penalty before substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed victory seven minutes from time.Roma are one point behind third-placed city rivals Lazio, who play fifth-placed Caglairi on Monday.“Today it was important to win,” said Roma coach Paulo Fonseca. Napoli drop to eighth — 11 points off the top four — after last season’s runners-up lost 2-1 to Parma on Saturday.Atalanta are sixth after falling 2-1 at Bologna just days after the Champions League newcomers sealed their place in the competition’s last 16.Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring after 12 minutes for Bologna off a rebound after a Riccardo Orsolini effort came off the post.Andrea Poli nodded in the second eight minutes after the break, before Ruslan Malinovskyi pulled a goal back on the hour mark.Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are sixth on 28 points, four points off the Champions League places.AS Roma midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan (right) celebrates with Lorenzo Pellegrini after both scored against SPAL © AFP / Andreas SOLAROAC Milan were held to a goalless draw against Sassuolo at the San Siro as the former European giants marked their 120th anniversary in tepid style.Theo Hernandez had a goal ruled out after half an hour following a Franck Kessie handball in the buildup, with Rafael Leao hitting the crossbar and the post.Stefano Pioli’s side failed to make it three wins in a row and sit 10th with Sassuolo three places and five points below.Hellas Verona battled back from three goals down with all three substitutes scoring in a 15-minute second-half spell to hold Torino 3-3.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE-GIVING

first_imgPrizes won by Illistrin in 2013/2014.Boys and Girls Cumman na mBunscoil for large schools football,Loreto Cup,Fran Fields football cups,boys and girls. Medal winners from Illistrin in track and field events during the year.Winning team on sports day 2014 Special awards for these great children,drama,Gaelic football,spelling b and gymnasticsEimear Devenney and Conor O Donnell overall sports star awards for 2014  Trocaire national awards for sixth class pupils,Sarah,Vanessa and Wictoria with the principal Tom FeeneyCultural award for rural respecting difference programme with junior infant winners Sarah and Zelda.Environmental award winners 5th class winners Kelly and Daniel.Attendance awards for full attendance 2013/2014   PICTURE SPECIAL: ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE-GIVING was last modified: June 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014Illistrin National Schoollast_img read more

HAVE A GO RECIPE: NO-BAKE ENERGY BARS

first_imgNo-Bake Energy BarsA basic homemade no-bake energy bar recipe is simple and you control what goes into it.Makes 4 Bars – 100g oats– 40g dried fruit (berry, apple, apricot, your choice )– 40g nut butter (peanut butter, almond or cashew butter)– 2 tbsp flax seeds or chia seeds – 2 tbsp honey or 1 mashed banana– Your choice:a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, or small handful of dark chocolate chips.Line a square pan or pie dish with baking paper. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and press the mixture down evenly. Refridgerate overnight (or for at least 3 hours). Lift the bar mixture out onto a chopping board and slice into four.HAVE A GO RECIPE: NO-BAKE ENERGY BARS was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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:energy barsfoodno bakerecipelast_img read more

Worst signings in PL era, including Chelsea, Man United and Sunderland flops

first_img 8 9. Jozy Altidore (Hull City, Sunderland)Strong, quick and able to hold up the ball, the American was the archetypal striker, only problem being he could not find the back of the net. Clumsy on the ball and erratic in front of goal, Altidore scored just twice across two spells in the Premier League, totalling 70 appearances. 1.Ali Dia (Southampton)Without doubt, the worst Premier League player in history, Dia is believed to have called a number of clubs claiming to be the legendary George Weah’s cousin. Saints manager Graeme Souness took the gamble and gave him his chance. After 53 minutes of aimless running and showing no football acumen whatsoever, he was eventually taken off never to be seen again. Jozy Altidore was awful in the Premier League 8 4. Iago Aspas (Liverpool)To this day, Liverpool supporters still remember Aspas for ‘that corner’ during their crucial 2-0 defeat to Chelsea which ended their challenge for the title. Lightweight and not particularly quick, he never looked liked scoring in the Premier League and he didn’t, with his only strike coming in a cup clash against the mighty Oldham Athletic. 🤦‍♂️ #OnThisDay in 1996, the legendary Ali Dia played his first and last game for Southampton, after managing to convince Graham Souness that he was George Weah’s cousinA true legend of the game.#SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/JOjMs15Kkz— TheSportsman Transfers (@TSMTransfers) November 23, 2018 8 Amaury Bischoff (2nd R) was a strange signing by Arsene Wenger 5. Winston Bogarde (Chelsea)Usually one of the first names on a worst signing list, the Dutchman spent much of his time at Stamford Bridge, while picking up £40,000 a week, on the bench. Only the 11 matches in four years tells it’s own story and Bogarde promptly retired in 2005. 3. Amaury Bischoff (Arsenal)A bizarre signing by Arsene Wenger and one many Arsenal fans will struggle to even recall. The midfielder made four appearances in the cup competitions and played once in the Premier League for 26 minutes. Strange. 8 8. Bebe (Manchester United)Recommended by former assistant manager Carlos Queiroz, Bebe was signed by United with Ferguson only meeting the player the day before he completed his transfer. Bebe failed to enjoy quite the same success as his Portuguese compatriots Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani and after two Premier League matches and countless loan spells over four years, he finally left. 8center_img Bebe flopped at Old Trafford Iago Aspas endured a woeful time at Liverpool 7. Marco Boogers (West Ham United)After a decade playing in his native Holland, Boogers was signed by the Hammers without then manager Harry Redknapp having ever seen him play.Boogers’ lasting impression on the Premier League was made to the shin of Gary Neville, earning him a straight red card. Four more substitute appearances followed before he was deemed surplus to requirements.6. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal)Cruelly dubbed ‘Sanogoals’ for his failure to score, the gangly Frenchman was awkward and cloddish, somehow bumbling his way through 20 appearances for the Gunners, netting just once. Although it was the opener in a Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund. Massimo Taibi concedes a fifth against Chelsea Yaya Sangogo was a striker who could not score Eric Djemba-Djemba struggled badly at Manchester United 8 Since the Premier League began 26 years ago, there have been some truly wonderful players to have graced the top flight.However, the English top-flight has also been home to some of the worst footballers in recent memory.Here, talkSPORT.com take you through the top ten worst signings of all time.10. Eric Djemba-Djemba (Manchester United)Strange signings made by Sir Alex Ferguson could have its own sub-category. Earmarked a successor to the mighty Roy Keane, the Cameroonian proved he was completely out of his depth at Old Trafford. While he may have had a similar aggressive style to the Irishman, that’s where the comparisons ended for Djemba-Djemba, who after 18 awful months, left for Aston Villa, much to the relief of United supporters. 2. Massimo Taibi (Manchester United)Named man of the match on his debut against Liverpool, life began promisingly for the Italian, who had been drafted into replace Peter Schmeichel. His time at the club however, would quickly turn into a nightmare, when he conceded a howler against Matt Le Tissier and only played four more times, one of those being a 5-0 thrashing away to Chelsea. 8 Winston Bogarde spent much of his time on the bench at Chelsea 8last_img read more

PEARSE DOHERTY: IT’S BUDGET BOMBSHELL 2: VAT UP, PETROL UP, MOTOR TAX ROCKETS

first_imgDONEGAL was hit by a new tax bombshell today as the Government struggles to pay off the national debt – with a furious Donegal deputy Pearse Doherty launching a scathing attack on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.People in every walk of life in the county will face paying more indirect taxes with VAT going up to 23%.There are also hikes in a range of other taxes with motorists bearing the brunt as diesel and petrol also rise from midnight and massive road tax hikes. And for families struggling to heat their homes will find it harder next year as tax on home heating oil – the fuel used by most homeowners in Co Donegal“You are dashing the hopes of people who put faith in you,” said Pearse Doherty in the Dail.“You didn’t go after the high earners in this budget, because you are the high earners,” said the angry Donegal TD.Several Labour TDs including Patrick McNulty tonight vowed to vote against the Budget. He hit out at Leo Varadkar who questioned his decision. Deputy McNulty responded: “He told people to take a holiday. I won’t be. I will be standing by my constituents.”CHANGES AT A GLANCE:Income tax: No increaseVAT: Raised by 2% to 23%Universal Social Charge: Exemption raised to €10,000 – this affects 330,000 people Carbon Tax: Increased from €15 per tonne to €20 per tonneThis means:▪ 1.4c increase on Petrol▪ 1.6c increase on Diesel ▪ €17.32 increase on Fuel Oil (to rise in May)▪ €14.46 increase on Natural Gas (to rise in May)▪ No Carbon Tax on solid fuelsCigarettes: 25c increase on pack of 20Alcohol: No change in excise duty▪   Legislation planned on low-cost alcoholMotor Tax: Changes to apply from 1 January▪ Band A up €56 to €160▪ Band B up €69 to €225▪ Band C up €28 to €330Mortgage Interest Relief:▪ 30% for first-time buyers between 2004 and 2008▪ 25% for first-time buyers in 2012▪ 15% for non-first time buyers▪ €100 household charge waivedStamp Duty: No change to stamp duty on residential propertyCapital Gains Tax incentive: Applies to property bought by end 2013 and kept for 7 yearsCapital Acquisitions Tax: Up from 25% to 30%Capital Gains Tax: Up from 25% to 30%DIRT: Up from 27% to 30%Corporate Tax Rate: To remain at 12.5%50% Employer PRSI pension relief abolishedTax up 1% to 6% on transfer of Approved Retirement FundsPEARSE DOHERTY: IT’S BUDGET BOMBSHELL 2: VAT UP, PETROL UP, MOTOR TAX ROCKETS was last modified: December 6th, 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:budget 2012Deputy Pearse Dohertylast_img read more

CHARLIE COLLINS: DO CLUBS PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOUNG PLAYERS?

first_imgCHARLIE Collins is Talking Sport again.This week his guest Ciaran O’Donnell from Letterkenny AC and Paul McGovern from St Eunan’s GAA club discuss what can be done about the pressure on young people playing sport.In particular they tackle the issue where children who play different sports – for example soccer and gaelic football – are often forced to chose between the two. It’s a great debate.And you can listen to it here:https://soundcloud.com/charlie_collins/talking-sport-10-with-kieran   CHARLIE COLLINS: DO CLUBS PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOUNG PLAYERS? was last modified: August 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CHARLIE COLLINS: DO CLUBS PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOUNG PLAYERS?Ciaran O’DonnellLetterkenny ACPaul McGovernst eunanlast_img read more