POKER STAR confirmed his status as the country’s top sprinter at Caymanas Park yesterday with an emphatic victory in the annual renewal of the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres, the season’s first grade one trophy race.Installed a 4-5 favourite with four-time champion Omar Walker riding him for the first time, the classy 4-y-o colt from the stables of 15-champion trainer Wayne DaCosta won by 1 3/4 lengths from PHINEAS (7-2) under former champion Wesley Henry with old rival CAMPESINO (Paul Francis up) in third.Breaking smartly from the number-one post position, POKER STAR led briefly before giving way to the highly fancied American-bred UPPA TUNE (2-1) under champion jockey Shane Ellis. He came back strongly to dispose of topweight UPPA TUNE and, on entering the straight, quickened impressively to win going away.Owned by Alexander Haber and bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited, POKER STAR a 4-y-o bay gelding by Liquidity out of Buyabook, was notching his fourth consecutive win and his third over this trip since May of last year. In between, he won the November 14 Caribbean Sprint Championship and more recently, the St Catherine Cup open allowance race over 1100 metres on January 2. DaCosta said POKER STAR did what was expected of him … and more.”He was ridden with some degree of patience, having to run from the number one post position, but there was a lot to like about the manner in which he found another gear when PHINEAS came on the scene a furlong out, and so long as he remains healthy, he won’t be beaten for now,” said DaCosta.
In the wake of accusations that Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is engaged in land grabbing, some residents of Sinoe County have come to the company’s defense, thus dismissing the claims. Those citizens in defense of GVL said the company always negotiates peacefully with locals on the acquisition of land to develop oil palm.Two eminent sons of the county, Patrick P. Saydee and Reverend D. Lassanah Seequah, who are both members of the Torjuowon District National Congress (TNC), made the disclosure at a press conference recently held in Monrovia.Addressing a cross section of reporters, the chairman of the TNC, Mr. Saydee, clarified that GVL acquired land through consultation with the people in the community.“It is untrue that residents of Sinoe County are not interested in GVL’s investment. We want to make it clear the claims of some citizens saying that the company is wrongly influencing Sinoe’s people to acquire land for its operations are absolutely wrong,” he asserted.He said it is important for those who claimed they are from the county to join their fellow citizens in making those decisions.For his part, Mr. Seequeh said there have always been meetings held with the people to keep them up to date with the company’s operation in the county.“This process has led to the crafting of a memorandum of understanding to help guide development in the county,” he stated.Meanwhile, the head for communication at GVL, Virgil Magee said that his company was committed in ensuring that the residents get the opportunity to improve their lives.“GVL is here to create opportunities that would better the lives of citizens in Liberia. Their oil palm operation is helping to reduce the level of rural poverty,” he said.He said as part of the company’s social responsibility scholarships and employment opportunities for locals have been fulfilled by the company.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Only 1:37 into the first period the Kings scored their first goal. After the first period, the Kings were up 3-0. In the second, the Canucks couldn’t get it past Kings goalie Nolan Bowker and the Kings pushed the scored to 5-0.In the third, everything fell apart of the Canucks with the Kings scoring 5 goals to end the game with a final score of 10-0.The Junior Canucks will now travel to Peace River for another game tonight at 8.- Advertisement –
When Wesley Hinds, of Kitty, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, he was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 following a not-guilty plea to a charge of trafficking some 24 grams of cannabis.The Police’s case is that the said narcotic was found in the possession of the defendant after a search conducted on his person at Sandy Babb Street in Kitty, Georgetown on December 19, 2017.Hinds sought to dispute the Police’s case by contending that he was never busted with any such drug. According to him, he was on a bench looking through a window when a police vehicle pulled up in front of the premises where some 15 persons were present at the time. However, he omitted details as to how he was arrested or what prompted his arrest.The vendor, who sells on the Kitty Seawall, was ordered to return to court on January 22, 2018. Meanwhile, he is out on bail pending the outcome of the trial, the conditions of which require him to report to the Kitty Police Station every Friday.
Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman Brentol Ashley has said that the shortages of drugs, particularly those used for the treatment of malaria, are continuing to put a strain on health services in the region.Ashley, during an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, stated that due to the major drug shortage plaguing the community, the region has been suffering tremendously.The Chairman added that even though monies were budgeted for the community’s medical supplies, there has not been any significant improvement in the provision of drugs and medical supplies over the years.“The RDC, through its budgetary allocation, would have gotten $80 plus million dollars for drugs and medical supplies in this last year’s budget. To date, we have warranted over $25 million and they have not been supplied from MMU [Materials Management Unit] relating to what we would have warranted and also last year we would have warranted in excess of $70 million and the supply of drugs and medical supply for that wouldn’t have reached 50 per cent of what we would have warranted,” Ashley said.“The region has for some time now been suffering shortages of drugs and medical supplies. With this happening, residents are left with no other choice but to resort to the GPHC,” he added.He noted that the residents are losing confidence in the tender board since it is not functioning as supposed.“The tender board is not competent in carrying out the works that it is intended to do in this region especially,” he said.For instance, the Chairman stated that a toddler was recently bitten by a snake and was unable to receive medical attention from the community’s health center. As a result, the child had to be air dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remains in a critical condition to date.Further, Ashley noted that in many instances, the health facility is dependent on the “internal purchases” to keep the health center afloat.On Friday, Guyana Times had reported that sources at the West Demerara Regional Hospital confirmed that many individuals, primarily senior citizens, were left with no choice but to leave the hospital without any medication since none was available.Junior Public Health Minister Karen Cummings subsequently confirmed that there has been an increase in the number of complaints from hospitals across the country about shortages.“We are putting those systems in place. Health is decentralised and the regions would warrant the money for us to buy in bulk. They keep back some money themselves, so that they would buy as the need arises. Guyana buys in small bulk when compared to metropolitan countries so we would have to wait our turn when they would have served the bigger countries.”Dr Cummings stated that medical drug shortages were also caused because of the lengthy procedures at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), but efforts are being made to eliminate these setbacks.“There is a process with the suppliers and it takes many months to go through the tender process and so we have been working assiduously.”VenezuelansWhile making reference to the influx of Venezuelans, Ashley also mentioned the shortage of food supplies and shelter.In 2018, Ashley had disclosed that a large number of Venezuelan refugees are in Region One, staying in churches and makeshift tents with little to no belongings.He had decried the lack of support from Central Government in providing assistance for not only returning Guyanese but also Venezuelan refugees, saying the region’s already small budget is being strained.In response to the influx of returning migrants, Government has established a Multi-Sectoral Committee to coordinate the national response and assistance to these refugees.Local public officers had undergone a one-day training on the international best practice in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and exploitation of any kind.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From artifacts of ancient cultures to the most modern of artwork, Southern California’s museums and galleries offer an abundance of collections as diverse as the region itself. Here’s a sampling of the area’s offerings. Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. (818) 365-7810. Free docent-led tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and 1 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of the month, or by appointment. Art Art Project, 20200 Sherman Way (at The Alexander Hotel), Winnetka. (818) 227-9663. Art Pic, 6826 Troost Ave., North Hollywood. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (818) 503-5999. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park. (323) 667-2000. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Extended summer hours.) Admission is $9 adults, $5 students/seniors, $3 children (3-12). Free admission second Tuesday of every month and for children 3 and younger. Open to 8 p.m. Thursday from Memorial Day through Labor Day only. 225-seat theater, conservation laboratory, film industry library, archives and restaurant. See autrynationalcenter.org. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. (818) 352-3420. Open 1 to 4 Sunday and Tuesday. Admission is free. Home of Little Landers Historical Society. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale Public Library, 1601 W. Mountain St. (818) 548-2051. Open 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. (818) 677-2156. Open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Closed Sunday and holidays. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Open 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. (818) 340-3696. This is the former L.A. Engine Company No. 72 firehouse, built in 1933. The Chatsworth Historical Society’s Homestead Acre Museum, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive, Chatsworth, is open 1-4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. Parking and admission are free, and docent-led tours are available. Call (818) 882-5614. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Monday and major holidays. The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Monday. Admission is free; parking is $8. Advance tickets required for Getty Villa. Call (310) 440-7300 or (310) 440-7305 (TTY) or see www.getty.edu. Gordon R. Howard Museum, 115 N. Lomita St., Burbank. (818) 841-6333. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Victorian house with furniture and clothing, vintage automobiles and a history of Burbank. Howell Green Fine Art Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3991. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday by appointment only. howellgreen.com. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. (818) 222-6511. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. One of the oldest houses in the Los Angeles area remaining from its period of Mexican rule. It was the home of Miguel Leonis, who played an important role in early Los Angeles history. Closed Monday and Tuesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Suggested donation is $4 for adults, $3 for senior adults and $1 for children under 12. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. Open noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day. Admission is $9 adults, $5 students/seniors. Free after 5 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, excluding special exhibitions, and for children under 17. Parking is $5-$8. lacma.org. Los Angeles Pierce College Gallery, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 719-6498. Open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Lurie Gallery (formerly the Soho Gallery), 12202 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 766-5569. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga. (818) 352-5285. mcgroartyartscenter.org. Mission San Fernando Rey de Espa?a, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills. (818) 361-0186. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), at California Plaza, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 626-6222. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (free from 5 to 8 p.m.). Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $8 adults, $5 students/seniors, children 12 and under free. www.moca.org. MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 621-1741. MOCA Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 289-5223. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Admission is free. NoHo Gallery L.A., Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 761-7784; www.nohogalleryla.com. Orlando Gallery, 18376 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. (818) 705-5368. Open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Page Museum of the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Museum Row, Los Angeles. (323) 934-7243. Opens 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $7 adults, $4.50 students/seniors/children 13-17. Free on first Tuesday of the month and for children ages 5-12. Parking $6 with validation. www.tarpits.org Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Ca?ada Flintridge. (818) 790-4386. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 930-2277. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 adults, $5 students/seniors, $3 children 5-12, free for ages under 5. www.petersen.org. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission is $8 adults, $6 students/seniors. Free noon to 9 p.m. Thursday. Parking is $6. www.skirball.org. Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. (805) 498-9441. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (tours only) and weekends. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors/children 13-21, $1 children 5-12, free for ages under 5. stagecoachmuseum.org. Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109. (310) 455-7909. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.topangacanyongallery.com.
0Shares0000“I think he is happy with the way the team is playing and he’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Manchester United boss lavished praise on Paul Pogba after the midfielder put in a superb performance as the Red Devils swept aside Stoke City 3-0 in the Premier League on Monday night.Pogba set up Anthony Martial for United’s second goal after Antonio Valencia’s superb opener and put in a man-of-the-match showing as United closed the gap on leaders Manchester City to 12 points. After the game, Mourinho praised Pogba’s contribution and said it was vital for his improving team.“He was moving the ball fantastically well, with long passes changing the direction and creating problems for the opponent,” said the Portuguese.“He had an assist and if he had scored the free-kick with the last shot of the game, it would be really a reward for him.“I think he is happy with the way the team is playing and he’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”Still, Mourinho was not entirely happy with the performance, adding that it wasn’t until the second half that United managed to take control.“I think the first half was not very good, I think Stoke had a good, positive attitude. We scored an amazing goal, but it was not enough to hurt them because they had a very good reaction, they were very positive, they had the best chances in the first half, and then we were a bit lucky to score the second goal, another beautiful one.“In the second half it was different, the second half was harder for them, 2-0 was difficult for them to react to, we were in control of the game.”Despite the win, Mourinho said it would still be extremely difficult to catch City.“I think the distance between first and second is still big, distance that normally, the leader controls.“I’ve been there before, you play without pressure, you play with confidence, you play with a tranquility that you can slip and make a few errors no problem, so it’s up to them [City] to keep the confidence and to control their destiny.“But it doesn’t matter what the points distance is to me, what matters is that every match we have to win and we have to try and finish in the best possible position.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Police Commissioner John Mack said the LAPD needs the money in its proposed budget to fund programs required under a federal consent decree and to meet the mayor’s goal of reducing crime. “We as a commission and the public need to recognize, we don’t anticipate by any stretch of the imagination this is the final budget,” Mack said. “Given the tight fiscal climate we are operating in, clearly we have to recognize there will be some hard decisions made, there will have to be some trade-offs.” But, he said, the commission believed it needed to also pay for an in-car camera system to monitor officers for incidents of potential excessive force or racial profiling. “It is important for everyone to understand that the LAPD is going to provide the best services possible, and it takes money to accomplish that,” Mack said. Hayes said the LAFD is coping with demands for massive reform after audits by Controller Laura Chick that found continuing problems with racial and sexual harassment. At the same time, demands on the Fire Department – particularly emergency medical care – are rising with the closure of the emergency room at King-Harbor Hospital and the shutdown of other hospitals in the region. Fire Chief Douglas Barry said he has yet to quantify what an 8percent reduction would mean for services and whether any fire stations would have to close. The LAFD budget was described as already lean, with most of the proposed increases being used for salary boosts and infrastructure improvements. Added to the city’s current fiscal problems is the potential loss of $270million if the city’s telephone-users’ tax is ruled illegal. The mayor and City Council have put a measure on the Feb. 5 ballot asking voters to put a 9percent telephone tax into effect. “If that doesn’t pass, it will hurt more than the Fire Department,” Barry said. “It will hurt the whole city.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“You’re going to ask us to take 8percent from our budget,” said Fire Commission President Genethia Hudley-Hayes, who noted she is “someone who does oversight of the Fire Department for the city of Los Angeles.” “In good conscience, I can’t do that. I won’t do that.” City agencies were asked to submit their budget requests by Thursday for the Mayor’s Office to review. Villaraigosa, who is scheduled to meet today with general managers, had asked each department to cut back amid a projected $75million shortfall next year. Spokesman Matt Szabo said the mayor wanted all departments – including police and fire – to follow his directive. “That being said, the mayor’s top priority is public safety,” Szabo said. “The budget he submits in April will give priority to police, fire and other critical public-safety services.” Los Angeles’ police and fire departments defied Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s call to cut their budgets for next year and instead proposed major spending increases Tuesday to improve public safety and emergency services. Commissions that govern the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department said they could not submit budget proposals with the 8 percent reduction requested by the mayor without imposing draconian cuts, including layoffs. Instead, both agencies submitted budget requests to the Mayor’s Office that call for increases – $250million more for the LAPD and $72million for the LAFD. Funding for the agencies represents more than half the city’s total general fund budget. If adopted, the Police Department would have a budget of $1.5billion while the Fire Department would have $607million.
The Stranorlar to Glenties Railway line carried passengers from 1895 until 1947, along one of the most spectacular routes in the world.The final freight train along the route was completed in 1952 as people older and wiser thought the roads would be better for everything. In 1997 Oz Clarke presented this wonderful documentary on the Donegal railways as part of a series ‘Off The Beaten Track’.It’s worth watching again.Click play to watch. DDTV: NOSTALGIC DOCUMENTARY ON THE WONDERS OF THE DONEGAL RAILWAY was last modified: December 31st, 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:donegalrailways
Collins – pictured with one of those pundits!FORMER Highland Radio sports editor Charlie Collins has questioned the FAI’s imminent appointments of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to manage Ireland.Collins, bidding to take over the Highland airwaves in a broadcasting license battle, sparked an online war of words over his own comments.“So it’s the Martin & Roy show next for the Republic of Ireland we’re told,” said Collins on his Facebook page. “Two out of work Managers who nobody else seems to want. Why wouldn’t they take the jobs and of course the Money.”Collins – dubbed Donegal’s Voice of Sport – had plenty of people agreeing with him.However other soccer fans hit back, saying the appointments would help Ireland move forward. CHARLIE COLLINS LAUNCHES ATTACK ON O’NEILL AND KEANE IRELAND APPOINTMENT was last modified: November 3rd, 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)