GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016

first_imgJOSE ORTIZ, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She was perfect. She broke really well and went down the hill really well for her first time and I did too in the first time for me, also. We got a good position and as soon as we crossed the dirt, I tipped out a little and she gave me a really good run.” TRAINER QUOTES  SHUG McGAUGHEY, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She turned the corner today. We won at Saratoga and then we came a head short at Keeneland. Those two races were at 5 ½, so I was looking for something 6 ½ and this race came up. She was training great in New York and she liked the trip here and she trained very well here. She did everything right.  I felt if we got the trip, we’d be fine and Jose did a great job. The turf is very fast and very fair. She finished really well on it. I think I want to just give her a break, but she is awfully good right now. She is a very nice filly and we are looking forward to next year.” JOCKEY QUOTES center_img             NOTES: Winning owner Stuart Janney resides in Baltimore County, Md. STUART S. JANNEY III, FAIR POINT, OWNER: “Just a wonderful day. First time for the horse and first time for the jock down the hill. She’s just done so well the past few months. She’s just developed into a really nice filly.”last_img read more

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Scorpions look to bounce back

first_imgStill smarting from their first-round 10-wicket defeat to Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions will attempt to get their campaign back on track when they play the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park, starting today.The showdown, one of three in the second round, will see the Scorpions hoping for a much better batting display than they had at Kensington Oval, where they failed to pass 200 on their two turns with the bat.Chasing a first-innings total of 373, made by the Pride, Jamaica were bowled out for 189 in their first innings and asked to follow-on, 187.This left Barbados with four runs to get, which they achieved for the loss of no wickets.”It was a poor batting display on our part in the first match, but I believe the players have what it takes to turn things around,” said Junior Bennett, coach of the Scorpions.The Jamaicans, rooted at the bottom of the six-team standings on one point, will be hard-pressed to omit West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, who was left out against Barbados.The stylish stroke-maker, who has played for the West Indies as a batsman, and who was the team’s most successful batsman towards the back end of last season, was left out based on what Bennett described as a decision by the selectors.tricky selection ahead”The selectors met, however, in the end, he was not selected,” was all Bennett was prepared to say on the matter.Should Walton get the nod, however, who he replaces could be tricky given that only a mere two batsmen, John Campbell and Kirk Edwards, batted with any fervour against the Pride.Opener Campbell made a second first-innings high score of 49, and a top score of 35 in the second, while Edwards, batting at number three, scored an innings-high 58 in the first and 18 in the second.The other batsmen, including debutant captain Paul Palmer Jr, all struggled.The 23-year-old Palmer made a first-ball zero and six off 77 balls number four batsman AndrÈ McCarthy, 30 and two; Carlton Baugh Jr, 29 and 27; and young Brandon King, 10 and 30.No changes are expected in terms of the team’s bowling, amid an average opening display.Pummelled at 262 for two on day one, the bowling recovered to claim Barbados’ last eight wickets for a modest 111 runs on day two.The experienced Nikita Miller led the way with four for 100, while fast bowler Jason Dawes supported with three for 51.The other front-line bowlers, fast bowler Marquino Mindley, leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, and all-rounder David Bernard Jr, ended with one for 66, none for 69, and one for 49, respectively.The Windwards, in the meantime, who are in fourth position on three points, having lost to defending champions Guyana Jaguars by 104 runs in their opener, will also be looking to bounce back.Off-spinner Shane Shillingford, who claimed six for 107 and five for 36 against Guyana, is set to lead their bowling, along with left-arm seamer Mervin Matthew.Seasoned campaigner Devon Smith, opener Tyrone Theophile, Keddy Lesporis, and young captain Sunil Ambris are set to lead their batting.Squads:Jamaica Scorpions (from): Paul Palmer Jr (captain), Carlton Baugh Jr, Dave Bernard Jr, John Campbell, Jason Dawes, Kirk Edwards, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, AndrÈ McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Nicholson Gordon, Chadwick Walton.Windwards Volcanoes (from): Liam Sebastien (captain), Sunil Ambris, Alston Bobb, Miles Bascombe, Keddy Lesporis, Mervyn Matthew, Kyle Mayers, Kevin McClean, Kenroy Peters, Dalton Polius, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Tyrone Theophile.last_img read more

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USAID Director Attributes Economic Growth to Poverty Reduction

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Liberia, John Mark Winfield, has observed that inclusive economic growth is paramount to reducing poverty.Mr. Winfield told a cross section of Liberians that an inclusive and sustained market driven economy is key to reducing poverty and providing stability in the country.Mr. Winfield made the comment when he delivered a statement during the signing ceremony of USAID-Liberia’s Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) over the weekend in Monrovia.The signing was between the USAID-funded Liberia IBEX with partner banks that included Ecobank-Liberia Limited and International Bank Liberia Limited (IB).IBEX-Liberia is an implementing partner of USAID and other organizations in the country.The project is intended to expand and provide financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country.At the signing ceremony on Friday, March 14, USAID Mission Director further explained that his institution through it IBEX project program is intended to empower Liberian small businesses.According to him, the new program would address issues of transportation, construction, merchandise trade, hospitality, and Infrastructure development among others.He added that Liberian entrepreneurs are doing well, but lack access to financial credit in the country.Mr. Winfield promised that USAID would continue to provide more opportunities for Liberians in several areas of development.For his part, Ecobank Managing Director, Kola Adeleke, lauded USAID-IBEX for taking great steps in providing financial solutions for Liberian businesses.Mr. Adeleke said the agreement being signed is intended to empower Liberian businesses and give them the opportunity to access loans from various banks across the country.According to him Ecobank, which is the largest banking institution in Africa, has the responsibility to develop the economy.He also promised various partners that Ecobank would ensure that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get developed.Also speaking at the ceremony was International Bank Managing Director, Henry Saamoi, who acknowledged USAID-IBEX for signing up for such a program with his organization.Mr. Saamoi told delegates that the only way Liberia can grow is when Liberians are involved in their country’s economic development.“We will make sure that we improve the economic system of the country,” he said.Meanwhile, the Chief of Party for USAID-IBEX, Watchen Harris Bruce, said technical support and capacity building provided by her organization for SMEs focus on coaching, advising and mentoring in business management while facilitating the preparation of loan applications and other financial documents.Madam Bruce also indicated that the organization helps to creates awareness of finance options and opportunities to increase the number of bankable deals in the country.“We have been providing financial support to SMEs and local banks that are actively engaged in Liberia’s agriculture and renewable energy sectors,” she added. 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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NICIL under fire for “unlawfully” seizing guns, ammo from GuySuCo

first_imgNICIL’s office on Camp Street… Corporation says arms were acquired for its security dept… claims weapons now in possession of SPU officersSparks continue to fly between the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited/Special Purpose Unit (NICIL/SPU) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), this time over the seizure of guns and ammunition.This was revealed in a statement issued by GuySuCo on Wednesday. The Corporation disclosed that the arms and ammunition which it acquired and issued to its security department were now unlawfully in the possession of the SPU.According to the Sugar Corporation, the weapons were originally at the Rose Hall and Skeldon Sugar Estates in Berbice, but were now unlawfully in possession of officers attached to NICIL’s SPU.GuySuCo explained that since the Estates were divested in December 2017, the SPU has been refusing to return the firearms and ammunition claiming that they were vested as a part of Skeldon and Rose Hall Estates.The Sugar Corporation noted that the matter was duly reported months ago to Police Commissioner Leslie James and other relevant authorities, but it was still awaiting the return of the firearms and ammunition.“The Corporation, its officers, employees, servants, and agents shall not be liable for any injuries, loss of life, damage to property or any other claims resulting from the use and/or misuse of the said firearms and ammunition at the abovementioned two Estates from 31 December 2017 to the date when they are returned to the Corporation’s possession,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.The Corporation pointed out that firearms could not be vested, unlike the millions of dollars’ worth of property that SPU has vested and was in the process of selling to private individuals. GuySuCo pointed out that in the case of these guns, they were licensed exclusively to the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.TensionThis is the latest incident in the fractious relationship between NICIL and GuySuCo. The SPU, a part of the Finance Ministry’s NICIL, was created primarily to divest billions of dollars in assets held by GuySuCo.Previously, NICIL has claimed GuySuCo has not been forthcoming with information to aid in the divestment; GuySuCo has denied this and has countered with evidence of records of submitted information and concerns that NICIL has been less than transparent about the process.GuySuCo had criticised NICIL for the current arrangement that sees NICIL pocketing proceeds from the assets it divested. GuySuCo claimed that it should be the other way around, so that the Corporation could fund its own strategic plan.Reports then emerged of unsavoury deals being made by NICIL, particularly when it comes to the millions of dollars’ worth of scrap metal that forms GuySuCo’s asset base. According to a NICIL staff who stepped forward under the condition of anonymity, certain officials at NICIL/SPU have been making backroom deals with select scrap metal exporters and profiting handsomely.One exporter in particular is an Indian national, who, the staff said, is related to one of the officials. This exporter, the staff said, was given the contract to purchase scrap metals from GuySuCo, which he proceeded to then export out of Guyana by the container load over the past year. This, the staff noted, is despite the fact that the exporter was once implicated in a scandal involving the forgery of customs documents to export scrap metal.In April of this year, reports had also emerged that scrap metal from GuySuCo worth $3 billion was sold to a mysterious buyer, but the proceeds from the sale were not received by the Corporation.This is another transaction the Government has been silent on, with former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin distancing his Ministry from the sale when questioned by <<>> in April. The Business Ministry has overall responsibility for the scrap metal trade.Nor is that all. According to GuySuCo, it is yet to be informed by NICIL about the extent of the valuation done by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) into its assets – information others, including Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, have repeatedly called for.last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP encourage you to lock your vehicle

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP are once again reminding the public to lock their vehicles.On July 10th at approximately 3:30am, the Fort St. John RCMP responded to the area of 88th avenue and 80th street in response to suspicious males opening car doors.Police found multiple car doors in the area which had been opened and left ajar.  Upon further investigation with the vehicle owners, it was determined that nothing had been taken from the vehicles.- Advertisement -The RCMP would like to remind the community to keep your vehicles locked at all times.  This is by far the easiest way to keep your vehicle and it’s contents safe.  Police would also like to advise that all valuable should be removed from the vehicle to prevent any temptation of theft.Vehicle owners are also reminded that it is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act to not secure your vehicle.  This carries a fine of $81.last_img read more

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Tottenham boss Pochettino happy with Soldado amid Bayer Leverkusen interest

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is desperate to keep his squad together at a crucial stage of the season.Roberto Soldado, Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Emmanuel Adebayor have all been linked with moves away from White Hart Lane.But with Spurs reaching the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, the fourth round of the FA Cup, the last 32 of the Europa League and pushing for a top four finish in the Premier League, Pochettino knows he will need all his players if they are to mount a serious challenge in all four competitions.Soldado has failed to show his best form in England and has been linked with moves to Bayer Leverkusen and Roma, while Lennon, Townsend and Adebayor have all failed to secure a regular first-team place.But the Tottenham head coach is hopeful that his squad will stay together and there will not be a lot of transfer activity at the north London club in January.Pochettino said: “No player is for sale. We want to keep all the players and we need all players and a strong squad. I am happy with the squad.“I am happy with him (Soldado) and all players are in my plans.“I expect all players to be here because we have a lot of games. We are still in four competitions and we need a strong squad to play all the games that we have in the future.” Roberto Soldado last_img read more

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New Lille manager puts West Brom target top of his transfer wishlist

first_imgNew Lille manager Herve Renard has put West Brom target Jordan Ayew at the top of his summer wishlist.According to reports in France, the former Cambridge and Ivory Coast manager wants the 23-year-old forward to front his new-look attack.Ayew signed a four-year deal at Lorient when he arrived in July and hit 12 goals in 31 Ligue 1 outings for his new club.However, he could be on the move yet again with Lille ready to make their move.That could encourage West Brom to rekindle their long-term interest in the pacey Ghana international, having comfortably avoided relegation from the Premier League. Jordan Ayew 1last_img read more

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BEAUTY: ADD A LITTLE ZIAJA SPARKLE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS

first_imgAdd sparkle to your festive beauty routine or pop a gorgeous gift set under the tree as a little extra without blowing the budget.The Ziaja Christmas Gift Collection offer a wide range of sumptuous beauty treats that are pure pamper heaven and will appeal to all beauty junkies.(Check back here on Donegal Daily tomorrow for a wonderful chance to win a Ziaja gift pack). All Ziaja products are dermatologically tested, allergy tested and ph balanced making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin.Choose from a line up of Natural Olive, Goat’s Milk, Jasmine, Cocoa Butter, Coconut and pampering Marine Spa products.ZIAJA MARINE ALGAE SPA GIFT SET €12.99: contains Deep Marine Spa Moisturising Cream, Marine Spa Active Firming Cream and Marine Spa Micellar Water. Transform skin with the power of the sea with this spa grade skin care set. All products contain a powerful infusion of active marine ingredients that transform and rejuvenate skin leaving it feeling replenished and refreshed.ZIAJA MENS DUO CONCEPT GIFT SET €7.99: contains Mens Moisturising Cream SPF6 and Mens Soothing Shower Gel. This is a great no-nonsense gift set with two grooming essentials for him. The perfect quick fix for freshening him up – a refreshing moisturising shower gel and daily matt moisturiser with spf6 for the face.  ZIAJA JASMINE GIFT SET €14.99: contains Jasmine Micellar Water, Jasmine Day Cream and Jasmine Night Cream. Erase the evidence of time and awaken your complexion with the finest natural Jasmine ingredients to pamper and nurture skin with vital nutrients while indulging the senses with exquisite scents and luxurious textures.ZIAJA NATURAL OLIVE GIFT SET €9.99: contains Natural Olive Nourishing Face Cream, Natural Olive Micellar Water and a special Natural Olive Anti-Wrinkle Cream. You will be charmed by the extra moisturising powers of this classic ingredient and the natural olive trio will pamper, balance and nourish skin offering long lasting moisturising action for all skin types.ZIAJA COCONUT GIFT SET €9.99: contains Coconut Creamy Shower Soap, Coconut Lip Balm and Coconut Hand Cream. With the natural sweet smell of coconut – and the benefits of its creamy milk formula – these products enhance skin leaving it soft and supple all day long. The active ingredient – eco cert coconut is full of natural unsaturated fatty acids, rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6, necessary to properly nourish and moisturise the skin.ZIAJA GOATS MILK GIFT SET €12.99: contains Goats Milk Day Cream and Goats Milk Night Cream and Goats Milk Cleansing + Toner. Take the Milky Way to Beautiful Skin with a selection of products that are the brands best sellers in Ireland. The active ingredient goat’s milk complex delivers turbo charged moisturising to regenerate and protect the skin and all the products are colourant and paraben free. BEAUTY: ADD A LITTLE ZIAJA SPARKLE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 11th, 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:Beauty productsChristmas gift setsDonegal DailyZIAJAlast_img read more

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MAC LOCHLAINN QUIZZES GARDA COMMISSIONER ON CUTBACKS

first_imgSpeaking in the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD questioned the Garda Commissioner on the issue of organised crime and the closure of garda stations across the State, and called for CAB monies to be put back in to the communities who suffer most from criminality and drug dealing.The Donegal North East TD said: “Today I relayed the fears of rural communities directly to the Garda Commissioner that the closure of garda stations is having a negative impact on those communities.“The commissioner cannot remove gardaí from communities and then expect that this will not result in them losing touch with the people they are there to serve. This has been the experience in other countries. “The Garda Representative Association have made it clear that the cutbacks in policing are not working, and the Garda Commissioner didn’t convince anyone otherwise in the Justice Committee today.“It is quite clear that the gardaí would not make these cutbacks if the budgets available were designed according to need rather than according to the cutbacks agenda of the Fine Gael and Labour government.“I also asked the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan today about what the gardaí are going to do to address not only organised crime in our communities, but also organised crime in our prisons. The culture just appears to continue when people are convicted and jailed.“There is a real need for a multi-agency approach to tackling crime from prevention and support measures at community level led by the gardaí and the HSE to rehabilitation in our prisons and of course resourcing the Gardaí Síochána to confront and convict those involved in criminality. “There are people involved in crime in this country that destroys the morale of communities and Sinn Féin is of the very clear view that the Criminal Assets Bureau has a responsibility to go after the criminals who are still driving freely through our streets in their big cars bought with money earned from wrecking communities. We have long since called for the proceeds of crime seized by CAB to be ring-fenced and put back in to the communities who suffered most directly from this criminality.” MAC LOCHLAINN QUIZZES GARDA COMMISSIONER ON CUTBACKS was last modified: November 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MAC LOCHLAINN QUIZZES GARDA COMMISSIONER ON CUTBACKSPadraig MacLochlainn TDlast_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 1 Arsenal 0 – Blues on course for derby triumph

first_imgEden Hazard’s first-half penalty saw Chelsea lead a fiery derby against Arsenal with the game entering its closing stages.In a cagey first half bristling with animosity and ill-feeling between the two sides and managers, Hazard netted from the spot after a superb jinking run that saw him fouled by Laurent Koscielny, who was lucky not to be sent off.Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho exchanged angry words after a late challenge by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez near the touchline, with Wenger moving out of technical area and pushing the Portuguese.On the pitch there was little in the way of goalmouth action to a game delayed by 15 minutes because of an “incident” – believed to be a flare being let off near the away section of the ground.Arsenal mindful of the 6-0 humiliation they suffered at Stamford Bridge last season, were limited in their attacking intent and defended deep.Their brightest moment saw Sanchez race through and smash into Thibaut Courtois, who took a blow to the head and soon had to be replaced by Petr Cech.But Chelsea also struggled to create chances in a game that already seems certain to be remembered for Wenger shoving Mourinho.Chelsea played more cautiously after the interval, with Cesc Fabregas sitting deeper alongside the outstanding Nemanja Matic and letting Hazard and Andre Schurrle do the bulk of the attacking.One Hazard effort almost led to a second Blues goal when his driven cross struck Mathieu Flamini and forced a fine block from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.At the other end, Santi Cazorla shot wide after a fine move and Jack Wilshere led the calls for a penalty after his shot hit Fabregas on the arm.The Blues could extend their lead over Arsenal to nine points with a victory and – depending on Southampton’s result against Tottenham – could be five points clear at the top of the table.Schurrle and Oscar both started for Chelsea meaning Willian was on the bench, while Arsenal were without the injured Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois (Cech 24); Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle (Mikel 70), Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Salah, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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