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first_imgFORTUNEONEHUNDRED underlined his well being with another post-to-post victory in the second running of the Saint Cecelia Cup Open Allowance feature at Caymanas Park yesterday, the American five-year-old gelding winning by five lengths in the fairly good time of 1:19.0.With title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED broke smartly from the number-one position and quickly established an early lead over the three-year-old filly, MOM’s STUDENT (5-1), and the 50-1 outsider, LADY SHANKARI, in a field of nine.Coasting into the straight (rails) some three lengths clear of MOM’S STUDENT and TRADITIONAL PRINCE (7-2), he kept on strongly under the right-hand stick to win unchallenged, notching his second consecutive win over the distance following his fast-time win (1:17.3) in the Seek Exercise Book Room Trophy on August 15.PETE’SWILDONE (5-1) finished strongly from off the pace to beat TRADITIONAL PRINCE for second, while TIMEFORARMS (8-1) stayed on for fourth.Victory was expectedDaCosta, who is safely on course for a record 15th trainers’ title, which would surpass Philip Feanny’s long-standing all-time record of 14, said FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has improved this season and the victory was expected.”He won the Seek Exercise Book Trophy over the distance in a fast time some weeks ago and, having followed up today, has now graduated to grade one company,” he said.”We will weigh our options in the coming weeks, but the Gold Cup, which has been brought forward to mid-October to pave the way for the rich Diamond Mile on December 5, looks a tempting proposition given his style of running,” said DaCosta, who won this year’s derby with SEEKING MY DREAM and the 2000 Guineas with ALI BABA.According to the trainer, he would love to see FORTUNEONEHUNDRED taking his place in the field for the $13.5 million Diamond Mile.”His participation could come down to lifetime earnings, but I am hopeful he makes it,” he said.As far as the Diamond Mile is concerned, DaCosta had some issues.”It should be run as a handicap race.”He asked: “How on earth can one explain the fact that a horse like Pete’swildone will be allowing weight to Typewriter, Perfect Neighbour, and Commanding Chief?”Leading jockey Shane Ellis rode two winners in BRAHMOS and BARS OF GOLD, both at odds of 5-2, to inch away from closest rivals, Robert Halledeen and Omar Walker, in the jockeys’ championship. Ellis pushed his season’s tally to 60 wins – ahead of Halledeen (56) and Walker (52), who both logged one winner each.All, however, were overshadowed by in-form jockey Paul ‘Country’ Francis, who rode three winners on the card, including NEVER GIVE UP, who finished in a dead heat for first with the favourite FRANKENSTORM.last_img read more

first_imgTactical workout ahead of the 2017 AFCON and the 2016 CHAN qualifiers which should have begun on Monday, April 21, was suspended over the lack of super players.The “pick and choose” of these cream of local players are giving Coach James Salinsa Debbah severe headache, particularly in the absence of the domestic cream of players.It seems that the two weeks’ tour on some 1st and 2nd practice grounds which led to the selection of 10 players from BYC FC were not enough to seal the final 24 local players to kick off the training.Reports say that the crucial call-up of players is finally hinged on an eight-day football league, known as Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament.The tourney which begins on Friday, May 1 to Friday, May 8, at the Blue Field, with eight top teams, includes onetime arch rivals, IE and Barrolle.The other six participating teams include BYC, FC Fassell, Nimba United, NPA Anchors, Watanga FC and Aries FC.It might be laughable in the absence of a domestic league for a coach to pick players from a “Special Tournament” but the exclusion of some other top teams from the tourney is laughable.The clubs’ omission might have been either “deliberate for a payback of sour relationship” or “calculated attempt to deny other players of wearing the national team jersey to have their first run.”However, LFA Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah in defense of leaving out of one of the top teams, LISCR FC, said the selection was done by the LFA’s Competition Committee.The Competition Committee’s Chairman, Ansu Dorley, who is the chairman of the First Instant Board, responsible for the certification and de-registration of clubs also added the selection was done based on merit.Interestingly, LISCR FC is comparatively one of the two best teams in the first division, with a double championship, knockout and super cup titles and other titles.LISCR FC is also the 2nd most organized team to BYC while FC Fassell is still struggling to be third despite their big spending.  The third most organized team is inarguably Nimba United.Nevertheless, besides the stoppage of the domestic league, another problem that would delay the “pick and choose” of players would also be absence of a Deputy Coach – who could technically prop the head coach in recruitment.Meanwhile, with 46 days to go to the Togo mission, there are lots of hesitations that the Debbah’s boys would spin the wheel of the qualifiers in the country’s favor.Even though, Coach Debbah has mentioned 40 overseas-based players to blend with the topnotch locals, truthfully with the crash in our economy owing to the hit of the Ebola Virus the actualization of more than five players to play in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers would be a miracle.Many football connoisseurs have considerable doubtful that the employment of inexperience Coach Debbah; the delay in the selection of players, lack of deputy coach and the unpleasant relationship with the LFA and the Liberian government coupled with the ‘No Money Syndrome” would question if Liberia can qualify since we last appeared in 1996 and 2001.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – West Fraser has announced that it will be introducing variable operating schedules at five of its British Columbia sawmills.In a release, the company says these changes will result in an estimated decrease of production in the range of 15 to 25 percent of the current B.C. lumber production and will include operations at the sawmill in Chetwynd.West Fraser says the potential effect of the revised operating schedules could be an aggregate reduction by up to an estimated 100 million board feet through to the end of the year.- Advertisement -The variable operating schedules for sawmill operations and the curtailment of plywood operations in B.C. are expected to commence September 16.West Fraser anticipates continuing the variable operating schedules at its B.C. sawmills until market and economic conditions support a return to full production.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United youngster Andreas Pereira is hoping to break into the first-team after impressing in an Under-21 clash against Tottenham.The 20-year-old Belgian starred in the 3-1 win, scoring twice including this brilliant strike direct from a corner kick.Check out the goal in the video above!last_img

first_imgInvestigations are continuing into a traffic accident which left an 84 year old woman seriously ill in hospital.We reported last night how the woman was rushed to hospital after an incident outside Black’s Centra Shop in Letterkenny.Traffic restrictions continued this morning as Garda forensics officers carried out a thorough investigation into the incident. The road has now been re-opened.Traffic coming from the Newmils direction in being diverted at Newmills Bridge and across the Bomany Road.It is believed the woman suffered a head injury. Gardai are still investigating whether or not she was hit by a car. She may have fallen over.Last night’s report. INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO LETTERKENNY ACCIDENT, ROAD NOW OPEN was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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) Tags:accidentBlack’s Centra ShopINVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO LETTERKENNY ACCIDENTletterkennyROAD NOW OPENlast_img read more

first_imgA DRUNKEN man who battered on the door of an 81-year-old neighbour in the early hours of the morning has appeared in court.Geoffrey Curran, from Ard Lonan, Long Lane in Letterkenny was arrested by Gardai, Letterkenny District Court heard.He had earlier smashed a glass panel at premises in Meadowbank Park on November 7 last year. When Gardai arrived at the scene, he was covered in blood from an injury he had caused himself during the incident.Inspector David Murphy told the court that Curran had been banging on the door of his neighbour because he had gone to the wrong house.“He believed it was his house,” said the Inspector.“Unfortunately there have been similar other incidents.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing in the case.NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL BATTERED AT DOOR OF 81-YEAR-OLD PENSIONER was last modified: December 12th, 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) Tags:Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny CourtLong Lanelast_img read more

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first_img23 May 2008As the police and the army move to contain the violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country, a growing number of South Africans are taking action against xenophobia, and stepping up to help the thousands of people displaced by the violence.“The recent upsurge of violence in Johannesburg calls for a response from everyone, not only government and the police,” the Movement For Good says on its For Good website.The For Good website offers practical ways for ordinary people to help the victims and to bring a permanent end to the violence.Places where members of the public can drop off food, blankets or clothing, where they can go to volunteer their help, or how to make cash contributions, are all listed on the site – along with stories of what For Good members are already doing in response to the situation.South Africans have been responding generously to calls by relief aid organisations to help provide emergency relief to those affected by xenophobic attacks.The South African Red Cross Society said the support of the public had, by Monday, enabled it to provide assistance to more than 6 000 people. Red Cross staff and volunteers, working in shifts and “often in dangerous and difficult conditions”, have been providing first aid and distributing food, blankets and hygiene and baby kits.More donations are still needed, however, and the organisation has urged the public to visit the Red Cross website or call their national office on 021 532 0202 to find out what and how they should donate.Meanwhile, a march in solidarity with foreign nationals it to take place in Johannesburg on Saturday, starting at the Pieter Roos Park on Empire Road, near Hillbrow, at 9am.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme is a nationwide initiative created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. Its objective is to lift the spirit of our nation by encouraging all South Africans to contribute to positive change.A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, young to not so young.It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Play Your Part has identified ambassadors who fly the South African flag high by taking responsibility to positively contribute towards nation building and in achieving our vision. Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part ambassadors are ordinary South Africans who have played their part and done the extraordinary for the country.There are also numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate.Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.Visit read more