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Post to Post for April 9 Guineas classics

first_imgThe season’s first classics, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas for native-bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, will be run over a mile at Caymanas Park on Saturday, April 9 and for the second consecutive year Post to Post Betting are title sponsors.Plans for the 42nd annual Guineas Day were outlined by representatives of the sponsors and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Each race offers a purse of $3.25 million.According to Mikey Bell, sports betting manager, Post to Post Betting (P2P), the company has donated $4 million towards the day’s activities, including $1 million towards the purses of each Guineas, another million to support the remaining races on the card and a further million to promote the race.CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr., said the two races, which represent the first legs of the Triple Crown series, are eagerly anticipated by racing fans.”They provide a real test for the three-year-olds for the Jamaica Derby two months later and is part of $17 million in total purses for the Triple Crown series this year,” noted Miller.He added that both races should be keenly contested, with last Saturday’s impressive Thornbird Stakes winner, the obvious ante-post favourite for the 1000 Guineas in whichothers such as SORRENTINO’S STAR, SIMPLY THE BEST, BIRD CATCHER, BUBBLING KITTEN and CLASSY AVIATOR should carry the fight to the Gary Subratie-trained filly.In the 2000 Guineas, Miller singled out CHACE THE GREAT, winner of last Saturday’s Prince Consort Stakes, along with the runner-up ORPEHUS. But he disclosed that ante-post favourite, FUTURE KING, winner of the $4.2 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day, is a doubtful starter.”The Wayne DaCosta-trained colt was a late scratch from the overnight allowance race last Saturday owing to a foot injury and it will be a race against time for him to recover. But as we all know, the welfare of the horse comes first and we are hoping for the best,” added the racing secretary.REACH AND ENGAGEBell said: “From our involvement last year we noted that this calendar event attracts a mixture of horse racing and sports enthusiasts, affording P2P the opportunity to reach and engage a wider cross-section of target groups with our growing product offerings, as we continue to deliver our promises that customers always ‘Get the most with Post to Post’,” he said.”Trading as P2P Betting & Gaming Entertainment, our mainstay remains primarily wagering in horse racing. Following the 2015 rebranding exercise, our horse racing product P2P AnyHorse is the lead brand in the sponsorship. And P2P AnyBet engages customers in a variety of international sports,” he added.Also speaking was Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited, while among those present were executives of Post to Post Betting, including the CEO, Sandra Donaldson, operations manager Carl Gowdie and board chairman Amber Stewart.last_img read more

LaVar says all Ball brothers will be on Lakers by 2020

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov in Brisbane OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Illustrated posted a video of Ball talking to the media in Lithuania where LiAngelo and LaMelo joined their new team Vytautas Prienai.“All my boys are good,” said Ball. “Two of them together—awesome, three of them together—unbeatable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBall once said that the Lakers would draft Lonzo in the 2017 Draft, and he now predicts that LiAngelo will be with the team in 2018 and LaMelo will join his two brothers by 2020. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The father of American basketball players LiAngelo and LaMelo, LaVar Ball speaks during the training session at the BC Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas arena in Prienai, Lithuania, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball have signed a one-year contract to play for Lithuanian professional basketball club Prienai – Birstonas Vytautas, in the southern Lithuania town of Prienai, some 110 km (68 miles) from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)LaVar Ball once again spewed another prophecy concerning his sons and the Los Angeles Lakers franchise.The patriarch of the Ball family proclaimed that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo will join eldest Lonzo in Hollywood by 2020.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

UP Partisans Join MOVEE

first_imgDuring the Unity Party’s National Convention in Gbarnga, Bong County, a group of UP partisans, under the banner “Disenchanted Partisans of Montserrado County” last Friday decided to join the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) declaring their support to former governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones for his presidential bid in 2017.The group’s Chairman, Chancy Gibson Wlah, said their decision to abandon the UP is due to several reasons beyond their control. He commended the political leader of MOVEE, Dr. Jones, for being the only solution to problems facing Liberia, if elected.Wlah said after careful reflection and analysis of unfolding developments in the country, the members have realized that they cannot support the candidacy of the individual chosen by the “so-called partisans of UP” to contest for the 2017 Presidency.“We, the disenchanted partisans of the Unity Party (UP) in Montserrado County, concerned about the future of Liberia, are pleased and grateful to God Almighty for giving us this opportunity to inform the Liberian people and the world at large regarding our direction for 2017.“We pledge our collective support to the candidacy of Dr. J. Mills Jones, a man who has demonstrated excellent leadership while serving as Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia during which time he put in place policies that led to the upliftment of thousands of Liberians from economic degradation and financial marginalization,” the group said in a statement. The statement, which was signed by Arthur Glaydor, former UP Secretary General of District #3, Montserrado County, and approved by Chairman Wlah, said that “…UP has led this country for two terms and we are of the opinion that we should support a more suitable candidate to accelerate the development of our country and raise our people out of poverty with more inclusive socioeconomic policies.”The group’s statement also acknowledged the establishment of rural financial institutions across the country that has enabled Liberians to have easy access to banking services in rural areas. The disenchanted UP partisans assured members of MOVEE that they will use their limited resources for the ascendency of Dr. J. Mills Jones, otherwise known as the “Poverty Doctor.” They said further that Dr. Jones’s leadership at the CBL “was excellent, and he can do more if given the chance in 2017.”“Dr. Jones is a man who knows how to find solutions to complex problems, and this is the man Liberia needs now,” said the former UP partisans.Receiving the statement, Dr. Jones thanked the former UP partisans for “thinking positively” and joining “a party that means business for Liberians.”He said for too long, the people have suffered and it is now time that they enjoy their God given resources in the country.“Coming here today, shows that you believe in the future of this great nation; and by doing so, we have to work together as positive thinkers to make it happen,” he said.Dr. Jones called on Liberians to stop preaching continuity in leadership, because it would not work for them; that they must select the right person who is capable of improving the lives of ordinary Liberians. Dr. Jones assured supporters that they should not be deterred by the Code of Conduct, as Liberia belongs to all Liberians. It may be recalled that at least fifty senior executive members of the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP), Grand Bassa County branch, recently pledged their support to MOVEE.In another development, MOVEE has officially opened its Montserrado County Chapter on A.B. Tolbert Road, in Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Amsterdam’s Esplanade Park being renovated

first_imgThe Esplanade Recreational Park and Botanical Gardens, situated in north- western New Amsterdam, is undergoing major rehabilitation work by the Mayor and Town Council of New Amsterdam.A view of the Esplanade Park in New Amsterdam. The Bandstand can be seen in the (right) foreground, and the Pavilion in the backgroundFinancing for this project, which is all part of the New Amsterdam Town Enhancement programme, has been made available by the Ministry of Social Cohesion.Thus far, extensive under-bushing of the area has been completed, and the perimeter drains have been dug. According to the Department of Public Infrastructure, the facility is to be fenced, and an arch is to be constructed. Among other work earmarked to be done are: fencing of the inner field of the facility; installation of 25 LED lights around the perimeter; construction of ten benabs, two ‘kissing bridges’, and a walkway, among other conveniences.The venue presently boasts a playground, pavilion, stand, a benab, a bandstand, and some sheds. There are also several concrete benches which were donated by the business community.When completed, the Esplanade Park is set to house an inner field and an outer track.Recently, the Town Council, through the Ministry of Communities, signed a $14 million contract with a Berbice contractor to do further extensive works at the facility.In 1998, under the mayorship of Businessman Errol Alphonso, the town became twinned with Midland Texas in the USA. During that exercise, the playfield was rehabilitated and a pavilion was built (named the Midland Ball Field and Pavilion).In the early 90s, the Council collaborated with the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam to develop the Esplanade Park.last_img read more

Is this the real reason Thierry Henry slated Hernandez? (video)

first_imgThierry Henry was pretty scathing after watching Javier Hernandez give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last night.The striker, on loan from Manchester United, tapped home after excellent work from Cristiano Ronaldo and wheeled away in delight.But a slightly bitter sounding Henry, condemned Little Pea, who has had a tough season at the Bernabeu, for not thanking his team-mate first.He said on Sky Sports: “What I don’t like is Chicharito seems like he’s won the World Cup with that.“It’s a tap-in. Turn around and celebrate with Ronaldo. Even the camera knew – the camera is on Ronaldo for a reason.“If Ronaldo had done that I would have said the same thing. You have to pass the ball, but it’s still a tap-in and you have to turn around and say thank you.”But could it be that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is so upset with Hernandez because he has a long memory?At the 2010 World Cup, Chicharito grabbed the first goal of Mexico’s 2-0 victory over France in South Africa, helping put Les Bleus all but out of the competition.You can check out the Hernandez goal, which led to Henry’s side’s downfall in 2010 above…last_img read more

Champions League finalist and familiar face to follow Payet to West Ham?

first_img 4 Angelo Ogbonna: Juventus – Italy defender to swap Turin for London? – Jumping ahead of Everton, West Ham lead the race for the powerful defender and Champions League finalist Angelo Ogbonna. The Italy international has struggled for first-team football at Juve throughout their double winning season and the 27-year-old is reportedly up for grabs for around £8m. 4 Aymen Abdennour: Monaco – Hammers to compete with European big boys for Tunisia international – Click the yellow arrow, right to see other names linked to West Ham – West Ham have snapped up Dimitri Payet for £10.7m, so who will be following the Frenchman to east London? Here, talkSPORT looks at four of them, beginning with Abdennour. The Hammers are up against strong competition to sign the centre-back, with Manchester United, Liverpool, AC Milan and Champions League winners Barcelona said to be eyeing the 25-year-old. But the sought-after Monaco star’s agent has admitted his client could be donning the claret and blue next season and bring his good form to Upton Park. 4 4 Fabio Borini: Liverpool – Striker to resurrect his career in London? Click the yellow arrow, right to see other names linked to West Ham – After signing Dimitri Payet, West Ham’s new look attack is starting to take shape and leading the line could be Fabio Borini. The 24-year-old managed just three goals in 38 appearances for Liverpool since he joined them in a £10.5m deal from Roma back in 2012, but Slaven Bilic seems willing to give the striker a second chance at first-team football. Alex Song: Barcalona – Midfield ace to make loan move permanent? Click the yellow arrow, right to see other names linked to West Ham – Barcelona’s Alex Song enjoyed a successful loan spell at Upton Park last season and the midfielder has reportedly agreed personal terms to make his move permanent. He proved influential in the early stages of West Ham’s league campaign last year, and if the Hammers can keep hold of him, Slaven Bilic will hope Song can be pivotal in their European campaign. West Ham’s new manager, Slaven Bilic, has been told he faces the sack without compensation if the club are relegated.It only adds to the immense pressure he will be under and with Europa League qualifiers looming before the season even begins and a huge new stadium waiting for them, Bilic has to pull something big out of the bag.Strengthening the squad to prepare for the intensive Thursday night fixtures Europe brings is the best chance the new manager has at impressing and ensuring West Ham’s big plans aren’t hollowed with the disappointment of more mid-table finishes.Dimitri Payet has already been added and here, talkSPORT looks at other players who may join him. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see who that could be.last_img read more

GPs TOLD THAT NOWDOC MAY STOP OPERATING BY MARCH 1ST

first_imgDonegal’s much-used NOWDoc service could close as early as March 1st.Donegal Daily has learned that GP surgeries across the county have been contacted and warned the service could close shortly.The service, which offers out-of-hours GP services to needy patients, has been a major success in recent years. Deputy Pearse Doherty recently warned that there was uncertainty over the future of the service which he said was ‘concerning.’It followed a breakdown in talks between the HSE and Caredoc, which runs NowDoc, over funding.It now appears those talks have still not been resolved and the service in its current form could close on March 1st.One of the key issues surrounding these discussions was a request by Caredoc for the HSE to make additional funding available to meet the costs of providing Locum GP cover for the service’s five centres. However, the HSE North West Area has stated that their current budget does not allow for such an allocation to be made.Patients will now be forced to contact ‘on-call’ GPs in the event of an emergency out of hours.A statement issued recently by the HSE said doctors were contractually obliged to answer calls.While welcoming the statement that GPs will continue to attend patients out-of-hours, Deputy Doherty said previously that he was concerned about people in rural parts of Donegal.“I am concerned about where this leaves us in relation to night time Out-of-Hour GP care, particularly for people in remote rural areas of the County who should happen to become ill during the night – this could have negative implications for them.” “Of course, GPs are contractually obliged to provide an Out-of-Hours service; the HSE has confirmed in a statement that it has, ‘continued its discussions and engagement with the North West GP representatives to ensure that the Out of Hours GP service continues to be provided to patients in the North West Area, in a safe and efficient manner’ – I of course welcome this announcement by the HSE.”“However, it is crucial that the future shape of the service is neither diminished nor reduced; I would therefore urge the HSE not to allow any dilution of this service irrespective of the present challenges it faces.”GPs TOLD THAT NOWDOC MAY STOP OPERATING BY MARCH 1ST was last modified: February 19th, 2015 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

FOUR LOCAL CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM WATERWORLD BUNDORAN CHARITY DAY

first_imgLast year’s charity recipientsWaterworld Bundoran, Ireland’s Premier Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground, have announced four charity partners to coincide with their 25th year of operations.The four charities were the beneficiaries of takings on Waterworld’s annual charity day on Saturday past.The four beneficiary charities are Ballyshannon/Bundoran NYP, The Bluestack Centre Donegal Town, Saimer Community Childcare Ballyshannon and Bundoran Community Childcare. Speaking on the announcement of the charities, Chairman of Bundoran Waterworld PJ Delaney said: “We are so well supported by the local community each year when we open so this is just our gesture of saying thank you by offering local charities a unique fundraising opportunity through our annual charity day.“We were overwhelmed by the level of interest this year and the decision on the four final beneficiaries was a difficult, but we hope a fair one.” FOUR LOCAL CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM WATERWORLD BUNDORAN CHARITY DAY was last modified: June 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon

first_imgBallybofey man Joe Mulhern is undertaking a massive physical challenge by running his first ever Dublin City Marathon in aid of GROW.Joe is training for the event at an important time as October is World Mental Health Month. On October 29th, he will run to raise mental health awareness and to support the organisation which has helped him personally. “I am getting a bit nervous at this point,” says Joe. “GROW is a mental health organisation that has helped me overcome many difficulties, from isolation and lack of self-confidence to challenging myself to face my fears and do what I enjoy doing best, which is running,” he adds.Sponsorship cards are currently in shops in the Ballybofey/Stranorlar areas. “I would appreciate any and every donation made for this very worthy cause,” emphasises Joe.GROW Area Coordinator Marian Maguire, GROW Regional Team member Michael Cunningham and other GROW members presenting a t-shirt to Joe Mulhern ahead of his participation in the Dublin City MarathonGROW provides a confidential, safe environment where people with difficulties can share their problems and regain a sense of wellbeing and self-worth. GROW has been in Ireland for over 50 years and is Ireland’s oldest community-based mental health organisation.  It focuses on promoting positive mental health and a roadmap to recovery. Free weekly peer-support meetings are held in eight locations throughout Co. Donegal, (Stranorlar, Letterkenny, Manorcunningham, Donegal Town, Killybegs, Dungloe, Buncrana and Carndonagh). For further information on GROW contact Marian on 086-7856912, Maria on 086-7702860, the GROW office on 074-9161628 or visit the website www.grow.ie Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dublin city marathonGROWmental healthlast_img read more