Triple for owner, trainer, jockey team at Caymanas Park

first_imgThe jockey, trainer and owner combination of Shane Ellis, Neive Graham and O’Shaun Connection (O’Neil Hinds) teamed up to win the first three races at Caymanas Park yesterday, the horses in question winning very easily as short-priced favourites.In the opening race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds, Ellis had an arm-chair ride aboard the howling 1-9 favourite, PROLIFIC PRINCESS (made all), in winning by 101/2 lengths.Ellis came back to boothome another 1-9 favourite, FRANKENSTORM, in the second race and completed the rout with 1-5 favourite HOLOGRAM SHADOW in the third.closest rivalEllis (53 winners) thus regained the lead from closest rival Robert Halledeen (52 wins) in the three-man race for the jockeys’ championship, followed by Omar Walker on 49.For trainer Graham, this was his first triple.”I am really elated to have achieved the feat, especially in that the winners came one behind the other in the first three races on the card.”I saddled three winners once before, but one horse was disqualified,” he recalled. “With the help of O’Shaun, I am looking forward to impact on the last four months of the season.”Meanwhile, 3-5 favourite, ROYAL GIRL, ridden by in-form Wesley Henry for owner/trainer Patrick Chang, came through in mid-stretch to win the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup over 1300 metres.last_img read more

Brett Brown: Jimmy Butler wasn’t disrespectful when questioning role

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brown dismissed the report before Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.“I didn’t feel like any of that crossed the line,” Brown said. “He’s vocal. He’s all in and he has opinions, but it’s instigated by me. None of this should surprise anybody. He’s got opinions. He wants to be heard. And he should be heard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissButler was not available for comment, and the Sixers said he would not play Saturday night due to an upper respiratory infection.Philadelphia acquired Butler, a four-time All-Star, last month with an eye on making a run to the NBA championship. But meshing Butler with stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid hasn’t always been easy — which Brown acknowledged. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 76ers are 16-8 since acquiring Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “There’s nobody trying to figure this out more than I am,” Brown said.Butler’s contention is that he would like to be used more in pick-and-roll or isolation situations offensively, but those aren’t hallmarks of Brown’s offense.“You can’t always win on your own terms,” Brown said.Brown said that he would like to accommodate Butler’s request as much as he can without completely altering his system and what he thinks will work for the 76ers’ other stars.“The team part of this is my true north,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mr. Football’ Elmer Bedia optimistic of Azkals in AFC Cup MOST READ FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, front, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Former PNCR Leader Corbin, Magistrates, prominent lawyers among defaulters

first_imgUG student loan audit– forensic auditors recommend several changesThe Former Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and once Deputy Prime Minister, RobertThe former Leader of the PNCR, Robert CorbinPPP Central Committee Member Majeed HussainCorbin is among a sample list of some 488 persons who are said to be “delinquent”, having failed to repay their Student Loan taken from the University of Guyana (UG), a recent Forensic Audit into the Finance Ministry’s UG Student Loan Agency has revealed.The audit, which covered the period December 2011 to May 2015, stated that Robert Herman Orlando Corbin, whose student ID was 94/0850/7845, still owe the agency $1,048,201 as at May 11, 2015.Former A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament (MP) and prominent Attorney James Anthony Bond is also listed as delinquent, still having an outstanding balance of $400,191 for the agency.Also making the list of delinquents is former Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo, daughter of Prime Minister Moses Nagamottoo. She has an outstanding balance of $1,386,197.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Central Committee Member, Majeed Hussain is said to have a balance of $40,222, while prominent Attorney Jaya Devi Manickchand also owes the university $1,582,685.Some of the others listed are city Magistrates Judy Tanujah Latchman, whose outstanding balance is listed as $1.1 million and Geeta Chandan-Edmond at $1.4 million.Other prominent figures listed as delinquent are Attorneys Roysdale Forde with an outstanding balance of $275,138, Ronald Burch-Smith $1.2 million, Paul Braam $946,420, and former Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys $1.1 million.Joan Ann Edghill, daughter of former Junior Finance Minister and current PPP/C MP Juan Edghill are also on the list.Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Tiwari Kissoon owes $1 million.Among the other delinquents are Attorneys Leslie Sobers, Roger Yearwood, Natasha Vieira, Bernard Da Silva, Jochebed Pollard, Dexter Todd, Lauren Dundas.The total outstanding loans amounted to some $880 million.RecommendationsThe forensic auditors recommended sweeping changes to the loan agency’s policies so as to ensure that there is greater recovery of loan issued to students.Chief among the recommendations are for the Finance Minister to appoint an oversight Board of Trustees, including a Secretary to the Board of about six persons to oversee the Student Loan Agency.“Board members should include a representative from the Minister’s office, the University Bursar, the President or a designate from Students Society at University, an Attorney-at-Law and a Qualified Accountant. The Trustees should report to the Minister of Finance or his designate and minutes of all meeting should be maintained,” the report stated.It stated that the Trustees should approve governance practices and in addition meet monthly to ensure that the Agency is managed effectively and efficiently.“Further, they should ensure that student loans are disbursed consistently with improved policies and procedures and recovered on a timely basis,” the auditors recommended.It also recommended adequate staffing of the agency. And that the Student Loans should be managed as “Student Revolving Loans” with immediate effect.This, the auditors suggested, will allow outstanding loans to be collected and used for future loans without the Government having to provide additional amounts.It said that based on the current bank balances and loans outstanding, there is no need for the Government to budget for any further funds for the Agency.Legal actionThe auditors also suggested that defaulting students should be written, advising that they settle their outstanding balances.“Failing which, legal proceeding should be instituted. Where students cannot be located or have failed to respond to written and oral communication, the guarantors should be pursued,” was another recommendation of the auditors.last_img read more

Sleepin investor denies knowledge of SOCU probe

first_img– says ‘vendetta’ afootClifton Bacchus, the owner of Sleepin and a prospective investor in the casino business, has hit back against reports that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has him under investigation for money laundering.Bacchus denied he was ever approached by SOCU. He stated that the reports, which first appeared in the State media on Tuesday, were deliberately sensationalised and suggested that someone was carrying out a vendetta against him.The Sleepin hotel“I read with absolute shock the blazing and bold headlines. There was a special effort and a deliberate intent to sensationalise that story. From the article, I learnt for the first time that I, my company and a number of associates are subjects of a money laundering investigation being conducted by SOCU,” the businessman said in a statement responding to the reports.“SOCU has never made any contact with me, to date, whatsoever. As far as I am aware, SOCU has not made contact with any person close to me in relation to the Sleepin International Hotel and Casino Inc.”Sleepin’s Church Street branch has been making preparations for quite some time to set up a casino. Under the law, only three casinos are allowed in each region in Guyana. For Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Ramada Princess has one, while another has been earmarked for the Marriott Hotel at Kingston. Sleepin has sought the third one.With a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made with the previous Government being cast aside by the coalition Government, after being rejected initially by the Gaming Authority, Bacchus had reapplied for a licence.Noting that this application is currently being processed, Bacchus asserted that additional financial information was requested and is being provided to go along with his application to the Gaming Authority.Bacchus was adamant that the documents he submitted to the Gaming Authority establish the source of his capital financing. According to the businessman, his sources of finance include loans from local commercial banks and an overseas investor, which were secured by mortgages.“These documents are all filed as of record with the Deeds and Commercial Registry Authority. Copies have been submitted to the Gaming Authority. If SOCU requires them, I will gladly supply copies to them. However, as I indicated, they have never made contact.”“In the circumstances, it is clear to me, that some highly placed person, in Government, is executing an agenda of malice and vendetta against me with the intention of tarnishing my reputation, stigmatising my business and jeopardising my investments. I am fortified in this view because the Government’s newspaper is being used to do so.”According to the businessman, the situation is causing irreparable damage to the perception of Guyana being open to investment. Bacchus expressed the hope that this was not an official position of a government being uninterested in job creation but interested in publicly humiliating investors.“After all, which investor will want to invest in a country in which they will be exposed to this level of embarrassment, trauma and reputational damage?”In the report, SOCU head Sydney James was quoted as saying that Bacchus and “a number of associates” have been under investigation since July 2016. He had also related that information for financial and other assets was sourced through court orders. In addition, he had said that statutory agencies were approached for “pertinent” information.This was contained in a letter he wrote in response to a letter from head of the Gaming Authority, Roysdale Forde. It was reported that in the letter, Forde had requested information on the businessman, as it was reviewing his application for a licence.It is understood that in order to qualify for a licence, casino operators must prove that they are financially sound. The failure to provide certain documents had been used by the authority as justification for the initial refusal. Bacchus has always maintained that his enterprise is solely funded by above-board sources.SOCU has faced much criticism from the political Opposition that it has not operated in an objective manner, but has rather gone after persons due to political affiliations with the previous Administration.last_img read more

New Returning Office may boost voter participation

first_imgSusan Friend of Elections Canada says she’s hopeful that a new returning office in Fort St. John will improve voter turnout numbers. Earlier this month, the Federal Elections authority opened what’s called an “Additional Assistant Returning Office” in the town. This is the first time that local voters have had a federal returing office in the city. The office, which operates as a subsidiary of the Main Returning Office in Dawson Creek, allows residents to register to vote in person. The office also provides residents with the opportunity to vote in advance if making it to the polls on election day is incovenient. Previous election turnout suggests getting to the polls has been inconvenient for residents of the Prince George – Peace River riding: in 2004’s election, only about 50% of those on the voters’ list came out to vote.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Injury accident in Pico Rivera

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Two people suffered minor injuries Friday when a vehicle overturned in Pico Rivera, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 5200 block of South Paramount Boulevard at 10:26 a.m., said county fire Inspector Ron Haralson. The circumstances of the accident were under investigation. The patients were transported to a hospital for examination. last_img read more

‘HANDS OFF!’ Liverpool told to give up pursuit of RB Leipzig star Naby Keita

first_img1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of midfielder Naby Keita Liverpool’s pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita may now be over after the Bundesliga side effectively sent a ‘hands off’ message to the Reds.Jurgen Klopp’s long-held interest in the Guinea international is well known and has led to much speculation about the 22-year-old’s future this summer.However, Leipzig have been steadfast in their stance that he will not be sold and it is understood they have contacted Liverpool to re-emphasise their stance.That would leave Keita having to agitate for a move if he fancies the move to Anfield, just one year after joining from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.Klopp insists he is not nervous about the club’s transfer business – or lack of it – having only signed Roma winger Mohamed Salah and 19-year-old striker Dominic Solanke in a free transfer from Chelsea.Speaking following Wednesday’s 4-0 pre-season friendly win over Tranmere, the Reds boss said: “We cannot buy players because other teams buy players.“We do our business as good as we can do it and we are convinced about the way we are going,”last_img read more


first_imgAMERICAN tourist Kelly Jones has been found safe and well in Glencolmcille in the past few minutes.She was located by gardai and volunteers inside a converted rectory on the edge of the village.She is being airlifted to hospital. More to follow.>>>>>BREAKING NEWS: AMERICAN TOURIST FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: September 24th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has adjourned sentencing of a man who punched a 16-year-old girl at a disco.Eoin Friel, from Glenwood Park in Letterkenny, who is now 20, admitted the attack.Letterkenny District Court heard the attack took place outside the Lagoon Bar, Termon, in July 2012. Garda Inspector David Kelly told the court that the victim had reported the incident to Gardai.She had been attending an 18th birthday party at The Lagoon and said she had been assaulted. She said she was slightly intoxicated on the evening and had suffered slight bruising to her face.She also alleged that she had been pushed over a wall after being struck twice in the face.When questioned Friel had cooperated fully with Gardai, said the inspector.The accused had admitted grabbing the girl by the throat but he denied punching her.He said it was he who had been assaulted when the girl walked up to him on the dance floor and had punched him in the head; he said he had only pushed her outside when the row continued.In his statement Friel said: “I had a few pints taken and she (the girl) came shouting at me; she was pure drunk, she started slapping me around the face.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client Friel, a computers student, was 18 at the time of the incident.“There has been nothing further between the parties since this date; Mr Friel is a young man with a career ahead of him. It has been a very traumatic experience for him and his family,” said Mr Gallagher.“He deeply regrets reacting to what happened on the evening and although he had been physically assaulted himself, he decided not to make any complaint.Judge Paul Kelly said however: “It’s a serious matter to assault a young girl, especially one of 16 irrespective of the circumstances.”He adjourned the case until March 10.MAN PUNCHED GIRL (16) AT PUB DISCO was last modified: February 9th, 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:assaultLagoon BarLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Drops Exhibition Match To Eastern Illinois

first_img at Northern Illinois (Exhibition) 8/21/2016 – 3 PM In the Panthers only opportunity to get on the board in the opening half, Christian Sosnowski stole a long pass at midfield for a breakaway and was one-on-one with Drake goalie Darrin MacLeod, before setting up Justin Oliver for an easy goal from six yards out, taking a 1-0 lead at the half. The Bulldogs had possession for most of the first half and had a solid opportunity to get an early lead. In the 15th-minute, a great corner kick by James Wypych set up a header for Jame Grunert which ended up hitting the post. Six minutes into the second half EIU struck again, this time Zach Medawattage sailed a 40-yard free kick right to Kris Luke, who was able to get past the Bulldog defender and blast a shot to the back of the net, putting the Panthers up 2-0. The Panthers managed to put the game out of reach early in the 89th-minute when Oliver scored his third goal of the game. In the second half, the Bulldogs continued to out shoot EIU, 10-6, and had five more corner kicks than the Panthers. The Bulldogs not only had a 4-1 shot advantage in the first half they also had four corner kick opportunities to EIU’s one. The Bulldogs open the regular season on Aug. 26 when they travel to Stockton, Calif. to take on Pacific. Print Friendly Version Preview Drake looked for the equalizer but it never came, as Oliver found the back of the net again in the 69th-minute to give EIU a 3-1 lead. “Exhibitions are good opportunities to experiment with how we set up with certain players in certain positions. Today we had some individual errors that we need to clean up on the practice field. That’s part of the process and common with exhibition matches and in the early part of the season,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. The Bulldogs finally got on the board in the 61st-minute when Steven Enna headed in a corner kick from Nic Jaimes. Jaimes was able to put the Bulldogs within a goal, 3-2, when he got an opportunity to go one-on-one with EIU’s goalie Mike Novotny and popped the ball over Novotny and into the net. DES MOINES, Iowa – Despite out shooting Eastern Illinois 14-7, the Drake University soccer team fell to the Panthers 4-2 in the Bulldogs second exhibition game on Wednesday afternoon at Cownie Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster “We got to see some guys build their fitness and continue to sharpen up. We looked good in the middle but have to improve both ends of the box. We have to be a little cleaner finishing and cut some of those individual errors in defending. Overall, it was an opportunity for us to improve,” said Smith. Next Game:last_img read more