Pinelope a firm banker

first_imgTomorrow’s well-supported 11-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $1.4 million despite no major upsets last Saturday.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race three to 11 the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11.We look at the first Super-6 with a guaranteed minimum of $750,000, this for native-bred three-year-olds and up over 1400 metres, to be contested by seven starters.Included in the line-up are three useful three-year-olds – ZUGULU, JAMAI RAJA and CRUISING MOTION, who has won twice for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta since the start of the season.ZUGULU has not lived up to early expectations in recent months and could only manage fifth to SHINING LIGHT over 1100 metres last Saturday. However, he looks the obvious leader, and given this milder pace, will have to be caught. I believe the four-year-old colts SILVER CLOUD and ORIGINAL TRAIN have the ability to overhaul ZUGULU over this trip, especially the DaCosta-trained grey colt SILVER CLOUD, who has won two of his last races here in good company and only needs a clean break to rebound with Robert Halledeen aboard.SMART TRAIN, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Morris Powell, is not the most reliable of horses, but pitted against 11 moderate rivals in the second race over 1400 metres for maiden five-year-olds and up, should finally deliver.The five-year-old mare, who failed by a neck to catch OMEGA over 1500 metres on November 21, reports well drawn on the outside and gets the nod over QUEEN OF THE TOWN, MY FAVOURITE DANCER, and DEPUTY HEADGIRL, all fit animals.Race number three, division one of the Eight Thirty Sprint three-year-old Maiden Special over the straight, this marking the start of the three-year-old campaign leading up to the classics, has attracted two well-advanced fillies in PINELOPE (Ellis up) and DANCING QUEEN, with Ian Spence riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny.Both have looked sharp in recent exercise gallops over the straight, but preference is for the Dwight Chen-trained PINELOPE, a bay filly by Porto Santo out of Black Thatch, who has been more extensively prepared than DANCING QUEEN.tough-looking raceNext on the programme is a tough-looking $250,000-$210,00 claiming race over the straight to be contested by 13 mostly fit horses. Leading lights are recent winners ETERNAL JOY from the in-form stables of – Neive Graham, BATTLE SONG and FFIFTYONESTORM, as well as AUNT HILDA, CLEARLY OURS,WINESHA, and INFANTRY OFFICER.Given the competitive nature of this race, I would implore punters to use multiple choices. ETERNAL JOY could prove the fastest of all, and although not the best drawn, will have to be caught with only 53.0kg. Preference, however, is for FIFTYONESTORM (Jevanne Erwin up), who beat a good field over the course last Boxing Day and has shown good speed in his races.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by POISON GAS (Omar Walker up), who showed promise on her recent debut behind GLOBAL and NO COINCIDENCE (regaining form).FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) SILVER CLOUD/ORIGINAL TRAIN(2) SMART TRAIN/MY FAVOURITE DANCER(3) PINELOPE(4) FIFTYONESTORM/ETERNAL JOY(5) POISON GAS/DUTCHESS URIEL(6) NO COINCIDENCE/CLASSICAL TRAINlast_img read more

The great fall of APNU/AFC coalition Govt

first_imgDear Editor,The great fall of this coalition Government can be likened to the Humpty Dumpty’s fall: “…All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again”. Or, in the case of the coalition, not all the trickeries, deceit, false promises and constitutional violations can put it together again!Since the unilateral and legally flawed appointment of Mr Patterson as the GECOM’s Chairman by Granger and his coalition advisors in October 2017, it became crystal clear that the coalition’s ambition is to stay in power at any and all costs, blatantly disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by setting the necessary foundation for its trademark rigging. This became more revealing after the successful passing of the historical No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.The coalition had never expected that their term in office will be abruptly curtailed on that night, as is evidenced by the premature bragging by Amna Ally to ‘bring it on’ before that fateful night, which brought the curtains down on the most corrupted Government ever. Hence, there was no haste to install the remaining rigging machinery. They had assumed that it will be until late 2020. Moreover, they never expected that the NCM would be successful. They thought that Jagdeo was bluffing! Well, they have since realised that this man does not indulge in idle pastimes.This lustful intention to remain in power indefinitely became more revealing after the NCM, having accepted defeat the very day they then came up with ‘Hughes absolute 34’ to start the delaying tactics even though they knew that given our Constitution, 33 is the majority once all the members of the National Assembly are present and voted. Time is of essence to survive and they began fabricating a plethora of nonsensical and spurious legal challenges to buy that time. They wasted taxpayers’ dollars they ripped off with their inconsequential journey from the High Court to the Appeal Court and thence to the CCJ for the final resting place. The coalition thoroughly embarrassed itself internationally and became a laughing stock to the world after the CCJ passed a comprehensive judgement upholding the validity of the NCM, the vote of Charrandas Persaud, and invalidated the unilateral appointment of Patterson. The CCJ rejected each and every argument put forward by the coalition. It was a unanimous decision which should have created no further doubt and ambiguity in the minds of the coalition actors and brought acceptance. Unfortunately, they continued their deliberate obfuscation of the simple facts in their quest to remain in power.In the meantime, the coalition had activated their Plan B. Realising that the CCJ’s decisions would not be in their favour, they began a protest against themselves to agitate for House-to-House voter’s registration. Even though GECOM’s legal officer advised against such a move and accepted the validity of the current Official List of Electors, which can be refreshed by claims and objections. It must be noted that just before Patterson resigned, he did follow the coalition’s instructions and initiated the House-to-House registration as its final delay tactic. He ensured that the coalition got value for money spent on him.But they now have another ploy at hand! Even though the CCJ’s consequential orders made it clear that general elections must be held within 3 months and should have been held since March 21, 2019, the coalition is once again bent on frustrating the appointment of a new GECOM’s Chairman. This is in clear breach of giving legal effect to Article 106 of the Constitution, since GECOM and the coalition must ensure elections within 90 days. The CCJ does not have to set an election date, the CCJ made it clear that Cabinet must resign and elections held within 3 months, while the now relegated ‘caretaker’ or ‘interim’ Government must facilitate this. It is nonsensical to now say that the CCJ has not set a date since it has upheld the Constitutional requirement of 90 days within which election should and must be held.The CCJ had also made it clear that GECOM should always be in a state of readiness should it be necessary and the continuous registration cycles placed GECOM in such a state of readiness.Therefore, enough obfuscation by this ‘caretaker Government’. The date for General and Regional Elections should be on or before September 21, 2019. Their Plan B can no longer be activated, rigging is now history in Guyana and the coalition’s Humpty cannot be restored!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

Epscan and Highmark winners of combined soccer tourney this past weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Men’s and Women’s Soccer League’s held a combined year-end tournament at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse last weekend.A total of 20 teams comprised of six men’s, six competitive women’s and eight recreational women’s teams competed in the event.In the Men’s League, Epscan claimed top spot as they defeated Hose Headquarters 5-2 in the finals. In the Women’s Recreational Division, Highmark got the better of Aftershock in penalty kicks 2-1 after being tied at twos after regulation time. Finally, in the Women’s Competitive Division, KBRD Mean Green and D&D were set to square off but because of injuries to players on both teams, they decided to not play the final.- Advertisement – Men's Soccer team Epscan. Photo submitted. Men’s Soccer team Epscan. Photo submitted. Women's Rec Soccer team Highmark. Photo submitted. Women’s Rec Soccer team Highmark. Photo submitted.last_img read more

Caucus seeks to resolve dispute

first_imgBaca defended the decision to give money to them and other nonfederal candidates, saying the caucus should seek to build a farm team. Opponents said the focus instead should be on electing Latino House members. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m still the chair. … I was elected in a Democratic process,” Baca said. “We’ve got a lot of high priorities and we need to stay focused.” Sanchez has said she will rejoin the group only if Baca is out as chair, and other members haven’t ruled out quitting. Baca was supported by only one of six women in the caucus when he was elected chairman in November, and Sanchez, her sister Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos, and two others subsequently contested the election procedure and asked for a new secret-ballot vote. Female caucus members have complained of being ignored and disrespected. In another episode a year ago, six caucus members – including Loretta and Linda Sanchez – cut ties to the group’s campaign arm after it helped finance the unsuccessful campaigns of Baca’s two sons for seats in the California Legislature. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have scheduled a special meeting today to try to resolve an embarrassing leadership dispute that led one lawmaker to quit the group. Among the options is a power-sharing arrangement that would dilute the authority of the caucus’ controversial chairman, Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino. So far, Baca has resisted any changes to the caucus’ power structure, according to caucus members and staff. Baca is under fire from female lawmakers, including fellow California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, who quit the 21-member, all-Democratic group after accusing Baca of calling her a “whore.” Baca denies that. A meeting Thursday broke up without resolution or a vote, and afterward Baca insisted that he was still in charge and that he was focusing on the future. last_img read more

Three people die in car accident

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Three people were killed Tuesday night in a single-car accident in Whittier, police said. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Colima Road, north of Mar Vista Street, said Whittier police Officer Diana Salazar. The driver survived, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and said she lost control of the car, a Toyota Scion. A man in his 20s was taken by helicopter to County-USC Medical Center, Salazar said. Two men and one woman in their early 20s died at the scene in the compact car, she said.last_img

Exclusive – Newcastle legend warns Pardew he’s only got five games to get things right

first_imgNewcastle legend Warren Barton has told boss Alan Pardew he does not have long to get things right at St James’ Park before the fans get on his back again.The Magpies suffered a troubled season last time out, finishing 10th but losing six matches on the trot at one stage, leading approximately 7,000 furious Toon Army fans to walk out in protest during the 3-0 victory over Cardiff in the final home game of the season.Pardew was spared the sack by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and has since brought in six new signings to Tyneside this summer, but Barton believes that will make little difference if the boss does not get immediately get things right on the pitch. “I think Alan has got maybe five or six games and then the pressure will start to mount again,” he told the Sports Bar.“They’ve gone into the transfer market and bought good players but I know what the St James’ fans are like. They want top class players.”And Barton believes United’s lack of leaders on the pitch could once again cost them this season.“They have gone so far with the French influence. If it’s going well it’s perfect, if it doesn’t then you start getting problems. I don’t think they’ve got a character in there that can really lift them.“When I was there we had Alan Shearer, Rob Lee, Gary Speed and Shay Given to help the younger players coming through. I don’t think they’ve got that, I think as soon as they get off that bus they’re going in different directions and they’re not together as a team.“When it’s going well it’s easy, it’s when it’s not that you really need leadership.”last_img read more


first_imgTwo women charged with knowingly allowing their flat to be used as a brothel have fled Donegal.The women were charged with allowing their flat to be used as a brothel.The two women were arrested following a Garda swoop on a flat on Letterkenny in June. The two women, Anna Dimoffe and Anata Tacinata Raducan, were arrested by Gardai at the flat at 6 St.Eunan’s Court on June 20th last.They were subsequently released on bail.The women were due to appear before Letterkenny District Court today.However solicitor Kevin McElhinney said another man before the court, Leonardo Goicea, had told him he returned to the flat last Sunday from Romania but the women had fled.He also revealed that the women’s belongings had all been removed.Mr Goicea, who is charged with brothel-keeping at the same address, is currently on bail awaiting direction in his case.Judge Paul Kelly issued two bench warrants for the women and adjourned Mr Goicea’s until October 13th.WOMEN AT CENTRE OF GARDA BROTHEL BUST HAVE FLED was last modified: September 12th, 2014 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:brothelcourtdonegalJudge Paul KellyLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

FPL transfer advice, including Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea stars

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 11 Out: Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – £7.2m SORRY It’s vital to get the balance of your squad right now, especially as a busy festive period looms.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best transfer tips around… In: Ross Barkley (Chelsea) – £5.9m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 11 The Brazilian hasn’t scored since gameweek five and hasn’t been credited with an assist since gameweek three. You need a forward to score you goals and Firmino just isn’t giving us a reason to keep him. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Out: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) – £6.8m Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion He’s not playing badly for Spurs but the Brazilian attacker’s form doesn’t get you FPL points. Without a goal or assist since gameweek four it’s time to ditch him. One of the cheapest starting defenders out there and an ownership of just 0.9 per cent, this could be the bargain of the century and help you build your squad. Sadly, it might be time to give up on the Serbian. A good start has faded away and the Cottagers are in a battle against relegation now. This could see the way they play change and may result in fewer chances for the striker, too. Add the fact Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United are coming up in their fixtures and he’s a definitely for your outs. Surely an England call-up is on the way for Wilson., who now has five goals and seven assists this season as he links well with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks. His creative improvement makes him a duel threat so right now he’s a must-have. Out: Jose Holebas (Watford) – £5.1m tense Who should you be selling and signing this week in FPL? latest Getty We hate being proved wrong but the Icelandic star is managing to continue his recent revival. Watch out for games against Chelsea and Liverpool coming up though. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Out: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £9.3m huge blow In: Kiko Femenia (Watford) – £4.2m predicted Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 11 whoops Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 As we feared, Holebas’ suspension appears to have cost him his place in the Hornets’ side with Adam Masina taking over in his absence and helping them to victories over Wolves and Huddersfield. 11 Another gameweek down and it’s still proving hard to rely on some star Premier League performers to get us points, with both Sergio Aguero failing to score.We’re checking the stats and looking at all the fixtures to figure out which players have the potential to do well for us and fire us up our mini-leagues. Yep, you guessed it. The Premier League’s in-form star is now a must-sign player. Three goals and three assists in three games show just how hot he is and at such a low price you have to give him a shot. 11 11 11 11 changes Out: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.9m In: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6.6m In: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £8.7m 11 11 Most Popular Premier League News gameday cracker TOP WORK revealed Getty 11 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Now, this might sound crazy, but a quick one-week transfer in for the Spaniard might just win you a quick few points. Likely to start as Olivier Giroud is injured, Morata will face Crystal Palace with renewed confidence having scored two goals in his last three Premier League appearances. Only owned by a minority of managers he could get you vital unmatched points. In and out of the Gunners’ side, you just can’t rely on the Armenian starting games and getting you regular points. In: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) – £7.4mlast_img read more


first_imgThe Government did a massive u-turn today on plans to charge people in Donegal a small fortune to have septic tanks inspected.Householders with a septic tank will have to pay a registration fee of no more than €50, said Environment Minister Phil Hogan.Mr Hogan said it was a modest payment and said that following the initial registration householders would not be required to register their systems for several years. He said it could be five years between each registration. The minister accused the farmers union the IFA and opposition politicians and others of using scare tactics in suggesting that a fee of €300 could be demanded by the Government.However homeowners who have old-style tanks will be forced to replace them – costing up to €5,000.SEPTIC TANKS: FEE WILL BE €50, AS GOVERNMENT DOES U-TURN was last modified: September 14th, 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:septic tank cseptic tank chargelast_img read more


first_imgThere has been a surge in the number of households paying the household charge in Donegal over the last number of weeks and Donegal County Council expects to exceed the 65% compliance rate this week, it said in a statement today. A spokeswoman said the council was “continuing to urge householders to pay their household charge now to avoid incurring any further late payment fees and charges.”Donegal County Council are reminding all householders who have yet to pay their Household Charge that the Council will accept payment at any of the Council Offices throughout the county. Householders can also pay online at www.householdcharge.ie .The council says those who pay before the 31 May to avail of the current charge of €144 which will increase to €145 in June. From July Revenue will be collecting this payment and the charge will increase to €200 and will be added to the Local Property Tax due on the property with further late payment fees and charges being accrued.The Council is urging all householders to pay now to avoid incurring any further late payment fees and charges.  ‘HUGE SURGE IN NUMBER OF DONEGAL PEOPLE PAYING HOUSEHOLD TAX’ – COUNCIL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:’HUGE SURGE IN NUMBER OF DONEGAL PEOPLE PAYING HOUSEHOLD TAX’ – COUNCILlast_img read more