Trainer DaCosta 2,000 not out

first_img Significantly, VISION OF GOLD was also ridden by stable jockey Walker for owner Elizabeth DaCosta, the trainer’s wife. Although it was awfully close in the last race, the Hall of Fame (2009) trainer was, of course, elated with the outcome. To mark the occasion, DaCosta was toasted with champagne by CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller in the winners’ enclosure minutes later. “Ever since I became the leading all-time trainer in Jamaica back in April, surpassing Philip Feanny with my 1,951st win with Super Cop, my next objective was to reach the magical figure of 2,000 before the end of the 2016 season,” DaCosta said. “Although it didn’t happen last year, having missed out by two weeks, attaining the milestone today is no less significant. It’s a wonderful feeling, and having won the trainer’s title for the past 12 years, it will be much of the same in 2017,” promised DaCosta, whose long and distinguished training career spans 40 years. During that time, he has won the derby on four occasions – THORNBIRD (1984), WAR ZONE (1996), GOOD PROSPECT (1999), PERFECT NEIGHBOUR (2013) and SEEKING MY DREAM (2015), along with numerous big race successes over the years. Meanwhile, the day’s 1300-metre feature for the James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy (claiming $450,000-$400,000) saw the 3-5 favourite SCOOP JORDYNE managing only third to the outsiders TRADITIONAL STORM (29-1) and MIND SET (89-1) in a photo finish. Trained by Randolph Scott, TRADITIONAL STORM provided the apprentice Andre Powell, with the second, of two winners on the card. Awfully close Newly crowned 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta attained yet another milestone in the annals of local racing when he became the first trainer to saddle 2,000 winners, thanks to a late double on yesterday’s 10-race programme at Caymanas Park. DaCosta recorded his 1,999th win when 5-2 chance IAN LINKS ran on strongly to win the eighth race over 1600 metres in decisive fashion with champion jockey Omar Walker aboard. He came back to win the 10th and final race over 1820 metres in dramatic fashion with 6-5 favourite VISION OF LOVE, the 4-y-o chestnut gelding finishing in a dead-heat for first with the fast-finishing COUNTER ATTACK (5-1) under apprentice Linton Steadman.last_img read more

Grizzlies make 13 3-pointers, beat Clippers

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Wilder wants to get rid of Stiverne, then unify heavyweights Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Blake Griffin had 30 points for the Clippers, and Patrick Beverley had 23.The Clippers were 4 of 26 from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies went 13 of 31.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPISTONS 108, KINGS 99.DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds to help Detroit beat Sacramento. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends against a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. APLOS ANGELES, United States — Mike Conley scored 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies made 13 3-pointers and dominated off the bench to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 on Saturday.Marc Gasol added 21 points and Tyreke Evans had 20 to top four reserves in double figures. The Memphis backups outscored the Los Angeles reserves 55-22.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Detroit improved to 7-3 with its fifth victory in six games. Avery Bradley had 24 points, and Tobias Harris added 20.Sacramento lost its seventh straight game to fall to 1-8. Zach Randolph led the Kings with 19 points. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Gbowee Calls Out Weah’s ‘Feminist-in-Chief’ Posture

first_imgNobel Laureate and National Orator for Liberia’s 172nd Independence Day, Leymah Roberta GboweeThe orator of Liberia’s 172 independence day celebrations, Leymah Gbowee, has expressed dismay at the dearth of women appointed to cabinet positions in President George Weah’s government; she cited only two women appointed so far to serve in his cabinet as an example of his failure to live up to his self-acclaimed title as Feminist-in-Chief.The Noble laureate in her speech called on the President to remember that Liberia is not a political party but a nation for all Liberians. “In order for us to move forward together, we must recognize that men as well as women, the blind, the physically challenged, and youth groups are equal parts of the society” she declared.Continuing she said, “Mr. President, I will address this to you directly. It is not acceptable for us to have only two women in [your] cabinet. I, Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Nobel Laureate challenge any Liberian to tell me that the men in this country are smarter than the women, hence the men should be given prominence in jobs and elected positions.”“I believe that it is high time that the women who fought through tears and blood from the founding of this country to the bringing of peace to this nation should be given positions of leadership based on their competence. As a self-declared feminist in chief, you are being called out to walk your talk. It’s time to stop the old boy’s network,” Madam Gbowee said.Madam Gbowee’s speech has been hailed by the public for its candor and not surprisingly, according to insider accounts, has caused a stir in official circles similar to that caused in 2012 during her Independence Day Address when she took then President Sirleaf to task on corruption and nepotism.Back then she declared that corruption and nepotism in President Sirleaf’s government was perfectly symbolized by the high government positions occupied by President Sirleaf’s three sons. Robert was head of the state oil company and a senior economic advisor; Fumba, head of the National Security Agency; and Charles, deputy governor of the Central Bank.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt hands over $16M river ambulance to Region 10

first_imgThe Health Ministry on Tuesday handed over a river ambulance to the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) administration.Health Minister Volda Lawrence, while speaking at the handing over ceremony, said that the river ambulance will aid in ensuring residents of the Berbice River and Kwakwani areas access timely healthcare at the highest medical institution in that region, the Linden Hospital Complex.The river ambulance which was supplied by MeditronThis, Minister Lawrence said, forms part of the Ministry’s mandate in making healthcare accessible to all regions of the country. The new water ambulance supplied by Meditron (Guyana) is a 16 feet, 200 horsepower boat equipped to administer the necessary services to a patient suffering from respiratory and other medical conditions.It has the capacity to accommodate four persons inclusive of two medical staff and a driver and a large storage area for oxygen tanks and other medical supplies.Prior to this, Minister Lawrence said persons in need of medical attention were limited to the services of health centres and the Kwakwani Hospital. However, the river ambulance will assist residents of those areas to access more adequate healthcare.Lawrence said that just last year the Ministry introduced these river ambulances in various parts of the country. The initiative started in Orealla, Siparuta and other adjoining communities of the Berbice River and Bartica where they also have a river ambulance servicing that region as well as Region Two areas.Meanwhile, Regional Health Officer of Region 10, Dr Pansy Armstrong welcomed the addition and emphasised that having a second boat to service the areas will result in easier and timelier access to healthcare among the growing population in those communities. This, she noted, will be utilised in the communities so as to ensure that an ambulance is always available to execute services to those in need even if the other is being used in an emergency.last_img read more

Bus driver remanded for stabbing woman 23 times

first_imgThe minibus driver who stabbed the mother of his child 23 times, was on Tuesday remanded to prison after appearing at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Uttanpad SewnaraineUttanpad Sewnaraine, 39, Lot 55 Campbellville, Georgetown, shared a relationship with the Virtual Complainant, Selina Ramotar, which produced a daughter.Sewnaraine was not require to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on July 9 at David Street, Kitty, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Ramotar with the intent to commit murder.The case was adjourned until July 29.According to reports, on the night in question, Ramotar had just returned home after visiting a nearby grocery store when her attacker, who was parked in front of her home, asked for her to give him a few minutes of her time.It was reported that shortly afterwards, family members heard screams and noticed Ramotar lying on the ground with the father of her child bent over her while seemingly punching her. The Police were told that upon further investigation, they noticed that the woman was stabbed. She was subsequently rushed to a city hospital where she remains a patient.last_img read more

Bandits rob Eccles CPG member, neighbour

first_imgTwo residents of the Young Professionals Housing Scheme, in Eccles, on the East Bank of Demerara – one ofVice Chairman of the Eccles CPG, Balram Seopersaudwhom is the Vice Chairman of the Community’s Policing Group – were robbed in broad daylight on Friday by four gunmen.Reports are that on Friday morning at about 11:00h, Eon Wills, a resident of the community, was perusing the streets in his motor vehicle, when he noticed four men vacating a home in the area that was known to be unoccupied. He told Guyana Times that his curiosity arose, so he drove closer to the home, hoping to “get a better look” at what was transpiring.However, he was spotted by one of the men, who then began calling out to him. Wills relayed that he did not respond to the calls and instead drove away and opted to stop at a neighbour, who resided two houses away from him.His neighbour, who is the Vice Chairman of the Eccles Community Policing Group, Balram Seopersaud, told this publication that when he noticed Wills parked in front of his home, he went out to greet him but before he could speak, a gun was pointed to his head and he was being ordered by a gunman to lie face down on the parapet.“It happened around 11:30h. I usually work my bus in the mornings, and I just came in and I parked and saw a black car reversing and I knew it was my neighbour, so I went out to see what was up. By the time he took his windows down and I duck, I saw a white car pull up at the side and a gunman came up and put a gun to my head and I saw another one had a gun to his (Wills) window and the gunmen told us to go on the ground,” Seopersaud related.Seopersaud and Wills highlighted that they both followed the gunmen’s instructions and the four men began to search them and rid them of over $300,000 in cash and jewellery, well as the keys to their respective vehicles.The gunmen then instructed Wills to accompany Seopersaud into his house and began to search and remove all valuables, including four cellular phones, jewellery and one 42-inch flat screen television.According to the duo, the four men who had their faces covered throughout the entire robbery, then vacated the home and drove off in a white Toyota Allion.The Police arrived subsequently after, and it is reported that the Allion, which was utilised by the gunmen, was found abandoned. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Ronaldo the future but Juve need more to conquer Europe

first_imgA come-from-behind 2-1 win over Fiorentina was enough to give Juventus a 20-point lead on nearest rivals Napoli with five games to play.“The exit from the Champions League hurts, but this title says it all about what we managed to do — eighth in a row with five games to spare,” said Allegri.“Now let’s enjoy the party, then I’ll meet club management and we’ll talk and analyse what didn’t work this season.”The Italian club have overtaken French club Lyon for the record of consecutive victories in the top five European leagues.But again they have been unable to turn their domestic domination to Europe, winning their last Champions League title in 1996 and losing five finals since.The club spent 100 million euros ($117 million) on five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo last summer, hailing the 34-year-old record goal scorer as the missing piece in their jigsaw.But this season they won less than the previous campaign, lifting Serie A and the Italian SuperCup but ending their four-year Coppa Italia reign.Juventus have lost only two matches, against Genoa on March 17 and SPAL last weekend, when they could have won the title with a record six games to spare.The Juventus coach estimated that the title had been in the bag since February 2 when Paulo Dybala scored the only goal in a win over Bologna.“That success was crucial because it came at a delicate moment, caught between the challenge with Atletico Madrid and the direct clash of Naples,” said Allegri.The 51-year-old blamed “too many injuries and unforeseen events” and the players being unable to react to setbacks.In recent weeks the club has been hit by injuries to Dybala, defender Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic, and Douglas Costa.– Evolution not revolution –The challenge next season for Allegri will be to find the right cast for Ronaldo.He scored six goals in the Champions League to bring his record tally to 126, including an incredible hat-trick against Atletico Madrid that lifted them into the quarter-finals, and is their leading scorer in Serie A with 19.Dybala, their top Serie A scorer last season with 22 goals, was overshadowed by Ronaldo scoring just five this campaign, with teenager Moise Kean bursting through during the Portuguese star’s injury absence.But while the forward line looks healthy the problems lie elsewhere.Can, Blaise Matuidi and Miralem Pjanic came up short often midfield, with the defence was at times leaky with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saving them from a heavier defeat against Ajax.Defender Chiellini, 34, is at the end of his playing career with Andrea Barzagli, 37, retiring at the end of the season.Allegri, who took over in the 2014-2015 season, and has won 11 trophies, insists there won’t be a revolution.Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C), his hair covered in foam, celebrates with (From L) Juan Cuadrado, Blaise Matuidi and Emre Can. © AFP / Marco Bertorello“There’s no point enacting a revolution,” said the Tuscan.“We have to improve the quality of our football and learn how to deal with unexpected events better, because those moments can change a tournament.“I might try a few players in different roles.“Paulo Dybala had a good season, especially up until January, because it was not easy to play along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic. Clearly, with Ronaldo by your side, you will play differently.”Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will arrive next summer while the club have also been targeting Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt.Juventus’s final five matches will give Allegri plenty of room to experiment against Inter Milan, Torino, Roma, Atalanta and Sampdoria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. © AFP / Marco BertorelloMILAN, Italy, Apr 21 – Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was the future of Juventus and the Portuguese superstar said he was “1,000 percent committed to staying” but despite sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title the Turin giants need to find more if they want to conquer Europe next season.Allegri’s side claimed an eighth consecutive Scudetto — the 35th in their history — on Saturday to help ease some of the pain of their shock Champions League quarter-final exit at the Juventus Stadium to Ajax on Tuesday.last_img read more

Video: Premier League stars are helping the Belgians party

first_imgWhile you’re watching the Three Lions take on Switzerland next Tuesday, listening to the infamous England Supporters’ Band at Wembley, remember it doesn’t have to be this way.It’s pretty much a guarantee we’ll sit in our seats and grumpily moan about misplaced passes and another Wayne Rooney miss, or question why Jamie Vardy is starting.Instead, we should take a leaf out of the Belgians’ books.The Red Devils and their ‘Golden Generation’ are marching on in their quest for Euro 2016 qualification and they’re having a great time too.Here, in their official ‘aftermovie’, the Belgians show us how we should be enjoying international football, but instead we’ll probably waddle down Wembley Way mumbling about the price of a hotdog and asking ourselves how Fabian Delph gets in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI.See how the Belgians enjoy their football above…last_img read more

County issues health alert due to smoky air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Sensitive individuals at greatest risk include those with heart disease or lung diseases, including emphysema, asthma and chronic lung problems. These individuals should monitor their condition and be vigilant about taking their medicines as prescribed by their doctor. If their symptoms worsen, they should contact their doctor. In addition, the elderly are more susceptible to the effects of smoke and dust and should be contacted to be sure they are not feeling any ill effects and understand how to limit their exposure. Individuals with asthma should keep their “as needed” inhalers with them at all times. Residents outside these affected areas should be aware that the presence of smoky odors and ash are not necessarily cause for health concerns. However, sensitive individuals should continue to monitor their condition and consult their physician if their symptoms worsen. Staying indoors can somewhat reduce exposure to smoke and dust, and keeping doors and windows closed while running the air conditioner is a good idea. Residents should check the filters on their air conditioners and replace them regularly. Indoor air filtration devices with HEPA filters can reduce the level of particles that circulate indoors. For more detailed information about air quality related to the wildfires, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at www.aqmd.gov or call 1-800-CUT-SMOG (288-7664). The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health overseas environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit http://www.lapublichealth.org. The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a health alert due to the smoke and associated air pollution from fires in Malibu Canyon, Canyon Country, and the Santa Clarita area. Smoke from these fires includes small particles and gases that can cause health problems. “Despite significant efforts toward fire containment, air quality in some parts of the County is being adversely affected by the fires,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and County Health Officer. “Small air particles carrying through Los Angeles County can have adverse health effects, and will be particularly unhealthful for sensitive individuals. Those individuals should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.” Health officials recommend that “all individuals exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities, and sensitive individuals limit prolonged exertion in smoke impacted areas. Schools in these areas should take care to assure that sensitive students also limit their outdoor physical activity such as engaging in strenuous team sports.” In addition, due to strong Santa Ana wind conditions in the passes and canyons in Los Angeles County, concentrations of dust particles may also cause unhealthy air quality. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and minimize outdoor activities and sensitive individuals should limit prolonged exertion in the dust impacted areas as well. 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

BUSINESS NETWORK DONEGAL TO HOST MAJOR BREAKFAST MEET

first_imgAs the saying goes ‘The early bird catches the worm’ and that is something that can clearly be seen from the Business Network Donegal members who each and every Wednesday meet at 6.45am at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny for a networking meeting.Pádraic Ó MáilleThis allows 50 businesses to sell their products and services to the room who in turn will promote these to people they know. It allows members to build relationships to ‘help me to help you’ grow their business for the future.As part of the Business Network Donegal agenda they will be holding a number of seminars throughout the year to help members and non-members develop knowledge and skills for the benefit of their business. On Wednesday 21st August 2013 the Business Network Donegal will be hosting a breakfast seminar on ‘Discipline in Your Business’ at 6.45am at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.This key seminar for any business is being delivered by Pádraic Ó Máille who is an acclaimed motivational speaker, a skilled facilitator and an inspirational writer on business issues.His high energy, high impact corporate training seminars are guaranteed to motivate, educate and hold people accountable to achieving their goals.Creator and founder of Smácht – a group coaching programme designed to help people apply discipline in key areas of their business and life – Pádraic is helping hundred of clients achieve stretch goals that have eluded them for years. He has worked widely across all Industries and has helped numerous people achieve high performance in sales and business. His philosophy is based on the Jim Rohn principle that success in both selling and life is based on mastering a few simple but key disciplines.Smácht, is the Irish word for discipline, and also an acronym for the 6 key disciplines he teaches – Setting goals, Money, Attitude, Communications, Health and Time Management.The Business Network Donegal Director, Pascal Curran stated; ‘Now more than ever before it is important to work together to build for a better future, we can always learn from one another, learn new skills and to be successful – think outside of the box. The Business Network Donegal Seminars cover key areas for our members and non-members to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a business to be successful for the future’.For more information or to register for the Business Network Donegal Seminar ‘Discipline in Your Business’ on Wednesday 21st August 2014 visit http://www.bnd.ie/news or call Deirdre Donaghy on 086 603 3927BUSINESS NETWORK DONEGAL TO HOST MAJOR BREAKFAST MEET was last modified: August 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)last_img read more