Traditional Prince wins feature race in bang-up finish at Caymanas Park

first_img a storming rail run TRADITIONAL PRINCE, running at odds of 10-1 with Aaron Chatrie aboard, overcame a slow start to win the 11th running of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy open allowance race in a bang-up finish over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. The betting made FORTUNE-ONEHUNDRED a 9-5 marginal favourite ahead of the speedy TALENTED TONY K at 2-1, but despite his consistency the Patrick Lynch-trained TRADITIONAL PRINCE was overlooked in the market. TRADITIONAL PRINCE hurt his chance by rearing at the start and was the back marker in the early stages as TALENTED TONY K with Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard disputed the lead with the rank outsider, TOOTING KAT (99-1), in a field of 11. TALENTED TONY K soon surged ahead at the half mile, but FORTUNEINEHUNDRED was sent in serious chase by Robert Halledeen as both turned for home almost heads on. Although FORTUNEONEHUNDRED grabbed the lead a furlong out, the run-on horses by then were getting into top gear, with topweight TRADITIONAL PRINCE producing a storming rail run in the last 100 metres to catch FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, winning by a neck, with another neck to the fast-finishing SCOOP JORDYNE (13-1) in third and EDISON (8-1) finishing a mere length away fourth. A seven-year-old bay gelding by Traditional out of Princess Lal, TRADITIONAL PRINCE is owned and bred by Dr. Granville Ashton. Chatrie said he had ridden TRADITIONAL PRINCE in the past and knew what he was capable of. “I expected a fast pace with ‘TONY K’ in the line-up, so although losing lengths at the start, I knew the pace would to come back in the closing stages, and it did. I saved ground on the inside from the half mile, got a rocky run on the inside rails and was able to catch them in the nick of time,” said Chatrie, who had a second winner on the card in 5-1 chance ABOVE THE RADAR in the third race over 1820 metres for the Josseth Grey Memorial Cup. Chatrie, along with Wesley Henry, each rode two winners on the card, but all were upstaged by title-chasing jockey Halledeen, with three winners. These were the two-year-old debutante DREAMLINER at 3-5 for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta in the first race, PREMATUREE at 5-1 in the eighth and DWAYNE STAR for trainer Lynch in the eighth race over the straight to move to 46 wins so far this season.last_img read more



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Berbice businessman supports construction of all-weather road

first_img– will improve access to arable landsChief Executive Officer of Nand Persaud Rice Mills, producers of Karibee Rice, Mahindra Persaud has thrown his support behind a proposal to construct an all-weather road from Number 59 Village, Corentyne, to Canje Creek, in East Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).The proposed road will link the Corentyne Highway with the Canje River and make available some 92,000 acres of agricultural lands up the Canje River and a further 100,000 acres on the other side of the river.The road will also give access to residents along the bank of the river. The proposed 33-kilometre road is estimated to cost $900 million. Agriculture Minister Noel Holder recently accepted the proposal and may soon initiate discussions on the way forward.According to the proposal, the road will open up land for rice, citrus, coconut, and dairy farming, access to logging, eco-tourism, and freshwater fishing with more than 8000 families standing to benefit.Alluding to the impact of the proposed road, Persaud said the benefits will be tremendous: “There will be more acreage available for planting because there is a shortage of land for planting rice in region Six. The second benefit there will be a lower cost of production because if you get access roads the cost for production will go down and that would make you very competitive on the world market.”He acknowledged the current shortage of land for rice and other cultivation in Region Six: “We have run out of rice in this region, there is a short supply for the past three months. There is not enough rice to support the markets that we have gotten into… 90 per cent of our farmers want more rice land and if we can open more; if they have 25 acres and you give them 25 more …they will have to take in workers for their Labour force; all of this will be people benefiting,” the businessman said.The all-weather road proposal was made by the Berbice Regional Representative, Office of the Prime Minister, Gobin Harbhajan, who reminded that a road existed seven-years ago which linked the Corentyne Highway and the Canje River.He explained that a decade ago he heard of the first road from then President of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, David Subnauth but could have done nothing until he was given his current appointment.He noted: “In 2015 when the Coalition government came into power I decided to rekindle this idea which I know would receive the focus it deserved. I then discussed the idea of this project with the owners of Nand Persaud and Company Limited who agreed that the construction of this road will make a vast amount of scarce land available to farmers.”Harbhajan said too that there is a need for fresh lands for rice and other production to be made available: “Most of the rice farmers are renting land from the owners who live abroad and are paying $25,000 per acre, per crop. By opening up these lands and putting in the all-weather road it will give more leverage to compete on the world market. However, once you open an all-weather road you are opening industrial land,” he said.Minister Holder opined that such a project will have a direct effect on the economic growth of Region Six and provide a better livelihood for farmers and their families, adding that it will significantly boost production in the ancient county since agriculture is the backbone of the region’s economy.last_img read more



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Handball to Certificate 17 Schools Today

first_imgThe Liberia Handball Association (LHA) will today present certificates to 17 schools and 17 technicians who completed its recent training seminar in Monrovia.The presentation will be made at the D. Twe Memorial High School campus, according to LHA president Mason Saweler.He said there will be handball games before the presentation.In a related development, Saweler said the LHA will host a Handball at School program in March 2016.“The theme of Handball at School is ‘fun activity and learning’,” he said.He explained that it will benefit 40-60 teachers to be drawn from at least five counties.Subjects in the course, he said, will include introduction to handball, methods and playing, small games, basic defense play, basic attack play, among others.He said the International Handball Federation (IHF) will send an expert, along with teaching materials.“Already we have set our league for next month, February,” Saweler, who recently returned from a handball congress in Russia, said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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“Stop Warmongering,” LUPD Tells Liberians

first_imgThe attention of the Liberians United for Peace & Democracy (LUPD) has been drawn to what it called “the cleverly orchestrated attempts by some individuals to subvert the gains of peace, stability, democracy, and development that have been achieved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her administration by beating the war drum.”An LUPD release yesterday said these unscrupulous individuals masquerading as defenders of the people are spreading lies and venomous rumors that a victory other than a Unity Party victory, will result in the resumption of war, social upheaval, and hardship.The LUPD said this blatant lie begs the question, “Who will bring the war?” The records of Senators George Manneh Weah and Jewel Howard-Taylor are clear; they are two of the few Liberian politicians that were not involved in our tragic civil war. “In fact, no one in the leadership of the CDC has been accused or charged with war or economic crimes. The CDC leadership has no experience with waging war and, as leaders of Liberia, would have no desire for the resumption of any civil unrest,” the release said.The LUPD views these claims as a clear declaration of intent by the individuals spreading these rumors to ferment trouble if they lose the runoff elections. “Let them be warned, our neighbors will no longer allow their countries to be used to attack Liberia.”LUPD said it is very concerned by unfounded claims that the international community will not welcome a CDC victory and will not work with Ambassador Weah and Senator Taylor if elected as President and Vice President.Claims that our development partners will not give Liberia assistance under a CDC government is a devilish lie meant to scare Liberians from voting for the CDC.The LUPD release said the international community has made it clear that they will work with the democratically elected Government of Liberia to protect the gains achieved and the investments made in Liberia.The National Elections Commission (NEC) has been urged repeatedly by international observers to accurately report the votes of Liberians at the polls.In this regard, LUPD calls on all peace-loving Liberians to exercise their franchise freely and responsibly and turn out massively to vote in the Presidential runoff and vote for the candidate of their choice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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Chainsaw, Timber Dealers Complete Leadership, Gender Training

first_imgSome of the Union officials posed with participants in Monrovia. In line with the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), the Liberia Chainsaw and Timber Dealers Union (LICSATDUN) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), have completed a daylong leadership, and gender training for their members in Montserrado, River Cess and Grand Bassa counties.Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) are a central element of the EU’s strategy in the fight against illegal logging.Therefore, the training was aimed at reducing illegal logging of chainsaw by establishing, and formalizing groups for chainsaw operators to perform legitimate chainsaw milling operations in those counties.The one-day event was held on Saturday, November 16, with a theme, “Pilot Testing Training of Chainsaw Operators in Association.”The European Union (EU), Swedish Cooperation (SIDA) and the UK Department funded the training exercise.The Chainsaw Project Coordinator, Alvin M. Kanneh, said Liberia’s VPA was ready to counter all domestic and export timber illegal activities.In 2012, Kanneh said the government enacted the Chainsaw Milling Regulation (the CSM Regulation), and further revisited it in 2018, and as such, “we recognize the need to formally organize chainsawing training as a means to maximize the socioeconomic benefits accruing from this practice, while addressing and mitigating its negative environmental impacts.”He told the participants that the union is the only chainsaw milling representative body currently operating in the country.According to section 12 (e) “Any person, association, company of cooperative wishing to engage in Chainsaw Milling operations shall first complete an appropriate training to be delivered by the authority or a donor partner in a business development, including keeping books of accounts; and chain of custody system operations along with the Legality Assurance System (LAS) of the VPA,” Kanneh stated.Despite its embryonic state LICSATDUN has a good potential to expand and group chainsaw millers and timber dealers under its structure.As stated above, in order to legally operate under the CSM regulation, Kanneh added, chainsaw operators need to join an association.By formalizing the chainsaw operators into affiliated associations, he said, “it is our hope that LICSATDUN will exercise more control over chainsaw milling operations, and current rules and regulations for chainsaw milling will be adhered to.”Mr. Kanneh also said that the FAO EU-FLEGT program promotes the implementation of the FLEGT action plan by improving forest governance, providing technical assistance, and builder capacity through funding projects in eligible countries.LICSATDUN River Cess County Coordinator, Isaac Grant, and Michael T. Kornor, and Williams Robinson hailed their officials for organizing such training. The individually promised to serve as ambassadors for the project to protect the forests from being illegally destroyed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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Chelsea torment Brighton to ease pressure on Sarri

first_imgThe angry Chelsea fans who showed their displeasure at the weekend were in part motivated by Sarri’s refusal to select England winger Hudson-Odoi.But Sarri finally unleashed Hudson-Odoi for his first Premier League start, while Loftus-Cheek also made the most of a rare appearance as the youngsters bolstered Chelsea’s bid for a top-four finish.Hudson-Odoi set up Olivier Giroud’s first-half opener and Loftus-Cheek provided the assist for Hazard’s superb second.England midfielder Loftus-Cheek capped a morale-boosting victory for the troubled Blues when the 23-year-old netted a majestic third to kill off FA Cup semi-finalists Brighton.Chelsea are up to fifth place, behind fourth-placed Arsenal on goal difference as the race to qualify for the Champions League approaches a dramatic denouement.Achieving that target is essential for Sarri as he battles to avoid the sack in a turbulent first season in charge.Criticised for leaving Hudson-Odoi as an unused substitute against Cardiff, Sarri at last bowed to public pressure.Hudson-Odoi was one of seven changes, with Hazard and N’Golo Kante returning after being rested in south Wales.The 18-year-old’s fine performances for England recently shone the spotlight on Sarri’s decision to use him so infrequently.Hudson-Odoi had played mostly in Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup ties, with his Premier League appearances coming from the bench.Infuriated by his bit-part role, Hudson-Odoi has considered leaving, with Bayern Munich making their interest public before having a bid rebuffed by Chelsea in the January transfer window.Sarri would be a brave man to drop him again, but whether Chelsea can persuade him to stay remains to be seen.– Show-stopper –Chelsea striker Ruben Loftus Cheek scores against Brighton during an English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on April 3, 2019.Hudson-Odoi’s name was loudly cheered when the team was read out before kick-off and he almost made the perfect start when his burst into the Brighton area ended with Shane Duffy deflecting his shot narrowly over.Adding a much-needed cutting edge to Chelsea’s attack, Hudson-Odoi unfurled a pin-point cross that was headed over by Cesar Azpilicueta.Hudson-Odoi was a constant threat and he played a key role as Chelsea made the breakthrough in the 38th minute.Hazard’s precise pass found Hudson-Odoi on the right flank and he effortlessly eased past Anthony Knockaert with a nimble piece of footwork before whipping over a low cross that Giroud cleverly flicked in from close range.It was Giroud’s first Premier League goal since November and his 11th in all competitions, rewarding Sarri’s decision to pick him instead of the misfiring Gonzalo Higuain.Hudson-Odoi was a far more potent presence than either Willian or Pedro have been on the flanks for Chelsea this season.Rising to meet Jorginho’s cross in the second half, Hudson-Odoi showed impressive strength to get in front of his marker but could only head straight at Mat Ryan.While Hudson-Odoi’s potential is undeniable, Hazard remains Chelsea’s main man, a point he stylishly underlined in the 60th minute.Teed up by Loftus-Cheek on the edge of the Brighton area, Hazard fooled Lewis Dunk with a drop of the shoulder that left the Brighton defender sliding past him, giving the Belgian time to bend a fine finish into the far corner.Inspired by that moment of magic, Loftus-Cheek produced a show-stopper of his own three minutes later when he curled a superb 25-yard strike into the roof of Ryan’s net for his second goal in successive games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eden Hazard celebrates his goal against Brighton during an English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on April 3, 2019.LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Chelsea eased the pressure on under-fire boss Maurizio Sarri as Callum Hudson-Odoi’s influential display and sublime strikes from Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek sealed a 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday.Sarri couldn’t afford a negative result against struggling Brighton at Stamford Bridge after being subjected to fresh calls for his sacking during Sunday’s unconvincing win at Cardiff.last_img read more



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Super hot chilies send London reeling

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday. Reports of a strong smell wafting from a restaurant in the heart of London’s bustling Soho district Monday prompted the London Fire Brigade to send a chemical response team, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. Firefighters closed off roads, sealed buildings and donned special breathing masks to ferret out the source of the acrid smell as onlookers coughed, the Times of London reported. Smashing down the door of the suspected source – the Thai Cottage restaurant – they seized the culprit: extra-hot bird’s eye chilies that had been left dry-frying for a batch of nam prik pao, a spicy Thai sauce, restaurant owner Sue Wasboonma said.last_img read more



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Serie A side Palermo want Norwich City star

first_img Kyle Lafferty 1 Palermo have contacted Norwich City about a January move for Kyle Lafferty.Despite helping Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016, the forward is out of favour at Carrow Road and hungry for a move away.Leeds United were close to a loan deal back in November but that fell through at the 11th hour.And now, according to Sky Italia, the Championship club could be pipped in their pursuit of Lafferty by Palermo.The 28-year-old spent a season with the Serie A side during the 2013/14 campaign and impressed with 11 goals in 34 matches.Palermo are now keen to bring Lafferty back to Italy and have contacted Norwich about striking a deal when the transfer window opens next month.last_img



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Man United target to be offered bumper pay rise to ward off Red Devils interest

first_imgGalatasaray will sell Manchester United target Bruma if he does not agree to a new contract, according to reports.The 22-year-old Portugal international, whose current deal expires in 2018, is attracting the interest of the Red Devils after an impressive campaign in Turkey.However, Galatasaray are desperate to keep hold of the midfielder and, according to Fanatik, they have made one last attempt to lure him into extending his stay.The report claims the club have made a wage offer worth more than £2.2m per-season to try and ward off interest from United.But it appears the Istanbul giants are beginning to lose patience with their star asset and would consider selling him if he does not agree a new contract.United boss Jose Mourinho is expected to have a busy summer of transfer activity after a below-par Premier League season, which saw them finish sixth, the Portuguese tactician has identified his fellow countryman as an ideal recruit. Bruma: The 22-year-old Portugal international’s current contract expires next season 1last_img read more



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TAX DEFAULTERS LIST REVEALED

first_imgDonegal tax defaulters were given more than €175k in fines and tax settlements to Tax and Customs since the start of the year, it was announced today.The businesses were amongst 21 individuals and firms featured in the Irish Revenue’s latest quarterly list of tax defaulters.William Derek Long, a steel supplier from Trentabouy, Ballybofey, paid €57,845 after underdeclaring VAT. O’Cofaigh Construction Ltd., a plant hire and construction company in Malin Head, agreed a total settlement of €84,459 for underdeclaring relevant contracts.Trevor Clarke, the operator of a Lifford amusement arcade, was fined €1,250 for failing to lodge income tax returns.Other firms and individuals fined for the same offence include DPH Groundworks Ltd., a Lisfannon groundworks contractor (fined €2.5k); Andrew Hetherington, a St Johnstone plant hire operator (fined €2.5k); Firmont Developments Ltd., a Ballyshannon property developer (fined €1.5k); Gary Foy, a Ballybofey, carpenter and company director (fined €1.25k); James Gallagher, a Ballybofey garage proprietor (fined €1.25k); Margaret Gavingan Peach, a Ballyshannon graphic designer (fined €1.25k); Gary Gillespie, a Ballyshannon haulier (fined €2.5k); Haulwest Transport Ltd., a Ballyshannon haulier (€2.5k); M&N Groundworks, a Falcarragh plant hire firm (€2.5k); and David Porter, a Castlefin farmer (fined €2.5k).J&S Black Ltd. were fined €2.5k euro for alcohol smuggling. Sean McDonagh, the Donegal businessman behind the Railway Tavern-Fire Boxgrill in Fahan, was fined €633 euro for not holding a current liquor licence.The same fine was imposed on James Cushnan of Paddy Mor’s in Kerrykeel; Josie Murray of Josie’s Bar, Letterkenny; Francie O’Donnell of The Markethouse, Ballyshannon; and Valbenish Investments Ltd., of Sean Óg’s, Ballyshannon.Petrol station Ivan Lapsley’s Fuel Station, Killea, was fined €2,500 for failing to hold a current mineral oil licence and Letterkenny hairdressing and beauty salon proprietor Sharon McGee was fined €3,500 euro for obstruction in detaining a motor vehicle.TAX DEFAULTERS LIST REVEALED was last modified: June 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:tax defaulters listlast_img read more



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