Bank on Messithegreat

first_imgWith more than $27 million at stake on tomorrow’s mammoth 14-race programme, the inaugural Diamond Mile race meet at Caymanas Park marks the biggest and most prestigious meet ever staged in the English-speaking Caribbean.It will feature the $13.5 million Diamond Mile for three-year-olds and up to be contested by a star-studded field of 16, including such big names as PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, TYPEWRITER, SEEKING MY DREAM, UPPA TUNE, FRANFIELD, POTCHEEN, and COMMANDING CHIEF.With SIR BUDGET having scored a 52-1 upset in the ninth race last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and late Super-6 proved elusive. The Pick-9 carryover offers a $2.3 million carryover, while the late Super-6 has $43.5 million in the kitty.We look at the first Super-6 which gets under way in the first race, a two-year-old maiden condition race in which 11 starters have been declared. This will more than likely come down to a straight fight between WILD GLADIATOR and OCEAN SEEKER, to be ridden by outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson and champion jockey-designate Shane Ellis, respectively.Both finished second in recent races, the Harry Jaghai-trained WILD GLADIATOR chasing home CHACE THE GREAT over the round five course behind a fast time on November 21 and is not only better for the experience, but has been administered Lasix this time around.With Nelson replacing the inexperienced apprentice Kemoy Parchment aboard WILD GLADIATOR – the son of Sorrentino – Priceless Beauty gets the nod over OCEAN SEEKER, second to ANOTHER FURY over 1300 metres on November 21, and FRANCIA PRIDE, who showed promise on her debut behind GIRLY GIRLY LINKS some weeks ago.claiming raceNext on the programme is a $450,000-$400,000 claiming race over 1400 metres for the ICool Trophy, to be contested by 10 starters, including leading lights FORCE DE JOUR (Paul Francs up) and ITALIANO, with Ellis aboard.FORCE DE JOUR, now back with trainer Winston Morris, has won six of his last seven races, including a runaway win over this trip on September 19 on a $550,000 claiming tag. He was outclassed by PHINEAS and SEEKING MY DREAM in the recent Coca Cola Invitational Mile, but now aimed this low, should lead home ITALIANO and MERU.MESSITHEGREAT, a lightly raced three-year-old gelding by Traditional out of Princess Terri, ran well from a bad draw over the straight on November 21 when finishing a close third to GANJA MAN, and with in-form jockey Jevanne Erwin replacing the sparingly used David ‘Scorcher’ McKenzie, the hint should be taken. Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny, MESSITHEGREAT has worked fairly well and should turn the tables on LAGUNA POINT, who beat him by a short head for second on November 21.FREE RANGE, who finished strongly for fifth behind GANJA MAN (beaten two lengths) recently, should get off the mark in the fourth race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds. He runs from the convenient mark of 50.0kg by virtue of apprentice’s Odean Edwards’ 4.0 claim and despite the good claims of WELL BLESSED and the lightly raced KACI, both of whom ran creditably behind GANJA MAN, FREE RANGE, who is well drawn on the outside, looks the pick of the weights.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the Robert Pearso-trained two-year-old colt WILL IN CHARGE (Ellis up), ABBEY ROAD (apprentice Bebeto Harvey), both of whom finished second last time out. Their respective dangers are LORD EQUUS in the fifth and CAMOUFLAGE in the sixth.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) WILD GLADIATOR/OCEAN SEEKER(2) FORCE DE JOUR/ITALIANO(3) MESSITHEGREAT(4) FREE RANGE/KACI(5) WILL IN CHARGE/LORD EQUUS(6) ABBEY ROAD/CAMOUFLAGElast_img read more

1 nabbed as Police seize fire crackers in Essequibo Coast

first_imgIn an exercise aimed at clamping down on fire crackers that flood the markets around this time of year, Police in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) have arrested a young man after he was found in possession of a quantity of explosives.The suspect, a 21-year-old from Kitty, Georgetown, was taken into custody at about 16:00h on Saturday on the Essequibo Coast.Based on information reaching Guyana Times, a party of Policemen conducted a raid for explosives at the Anna Regina and Charity Markets, where a total of 10 stalls were searched.During the exercise, a total of 47 boxes of mini ‘Cicciolo’, 97 ‘Golden Blaze’, 36 ‘Shark’ and 40 boxes of ‘Mini Beng’ were found in the suspect’s possession at the Charity Market.The man was subsequently arrested and taken to the Charity Police Station. Meanwhile, the fire crackers found were lodged with the subordinate officer in charge of the station.last_img read more

Lori Ackerman selected by coin toss as new Chair of PRRD

first_imgNewly-elected Mayor of Taylor, Rob Fraser has also been voted in as the Vice Chair for the PRRD.“While I recognize that it has been some time since the Peace River Regional District has had a Municipal Director in the Chair position, it is not uncommon at all,” Chair Ackerman goes on to say. “Key to success with the development we are facing is working together and understanding that we are all impacted.”When a secret ballot failed twice to determine the winner, fate was all of the sudden in the hands of a simple coin toss.- Advertisement -“It was a democracy that I’ve never seen before, but apparently that’s the way it works. It was a tie vote and the decision was made by a flip of the coin,” Ackerman said after stressing the importance of an open and transparent board.Chair Ackerman and Vice Chair Fraser will also hold their positions on the PRRD Hospital Board.The next PRRD meeting is being held in January of 2015.Advertisementlast_img read more

ALLINGHAM ARMS WINS ‘COUNTRY MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR’

first_imgCharlotte and PeterDonegal’s own Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran has been named the Irish Country Music Venue of the Year Award.The hotel has been going to extraordinary lengths in a bid to develop and promote country  music in Donegal and the North-West in recent years.So it’s no wonder manager Peter McIntyre and the hotel’s Charlotte Kelly are wearing smiles a wide as Bundoran beach. A huge well-done to everyone involved in helping the hotel get the recognition it deserves.ALLINGHAM ARMS WINS ‘COUNTRY MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR’ was last modified: May 19th, 2016 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

Gardai unable to ‘lock onto’ racing vehicles

first_imgA Carndonagh man who was detected racing with another vehicle near Redcastle has been fined for the offence.Nathan Doherty (23) of Corvish, but currently residing in Australia, instructed his solicitor, Mr Frank Dorian to enter a plea to the charge of driving without reasonable consideration before a recent sitting of Carndonagh District Court. Inspector Denis Joyce told the court that on January 7, 2017 at 12.40am gardaí were operating a speed check at Cullineen, Redcastle when Garda Colm Mooney observed two cars that appeared to be racing each other.As the garda was unable to lock onto one of the vehicles and detect their speed, he decided to pursue one of the vehicles, a Volkswagen Bora.Garda Mooney subsequently stopped the vehicle near The Bailey Nightclub where the driver, Doherty, admitted to racing the other vehicle, the inspector said.Inspector Joyce added that Doherty had no previous convictions.Mr Dorrian said his client was now gainfully employed in Australia and anxious to have the matter dealt with.Judge Kelly convicted and fined the defendant €200 for the offence.Gardai unable to ‘lock onto’ racing vehicles was last modified: December 19th, 2018 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

BUNDORAN LIFEBOAT IN TWO CALL-OUTS

first_imgBUNDORAN lifeboat crews were involved in a double call-out late on Saturday – but thankfully both incidents proved to false alarms.The first call-out was to  kayaker suspected of being in trouble off St John’s Point.However the kayaker was fine, and the call was made by someone who had thought he was in trouble. The crew was on its way back to base when another alarm was sparked off Mullaghmore, with reports of a flare being seen off the north Sligo coast.The Sligo Rescue helicopter did an aerial search of the area but nothing was found.A spokesman for Bundoran Lifeboat said however they would rather launch to a false alarm than not be called at all.“We stood down at 11pm. But if you think you see someone in trouble in the water call the Coast Guard on 112 or 999 – we would always rather launch and be sure,” he said.  BUNDORAN LIFEBOAT IN TWO CALL-OUTS was last modified: July 14th, 2013 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:BUNDORAN LIFEBOAT IN TWO CALL-OUTSlast_img read more

Donegal bakery rises to the top in national Food and Drink Awards

first_imgArdara’s Gallaghers Bakery are among the nine food and drink companies from across the length and bread-th of Ireland to receive top honours at Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Industry Awards today.Bord Bia’s awards celebrate businesses who have demonstrated excellence in the production, promotion and growth of the Irish food and drink industry in Ireland and overseas.Gallaghers Bakery in Ardara earned a slice of success with the ‘Entrepreneurial Award’ for the company’s foresight in successfully identifying, researching and developing a successful offering for the gluten-free market. This vision has driven huge success for the business. They have been on a roll since 2011, from employing 65 people to 305 direct employees in 2017, with a further 40 expected by early 2018.The judges note that the success of Gallaghers Bakery is no doubt driven by their entrepreneurial spirit, their ability to think big and smartly leverage retailer’s consumer insights and data. It is an incredible story of drive, ambition and the team’s tenacity to succeed.Pictured is Gallaghers Bakery, Declan Gallagher, Founder / Director and Tom Doyle, Founder / Director of Gallaghers Bakery, which won in the entrepreneurial category of Bord Bia’s Food & Drink Industry Awards. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2017More than 300 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for the awards ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, hosted by broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.  Other award winning companies, encompassing some of Ireland’s best known brands, family businesses and export successes, included Diageo; Butlers Chocolates; The Happy Pear; Silver Hill Farm; Dawn Meats; Kerry Foods; Monaghan Mushrooms and Pip & Pear. In addition, Bord Bia presented the inaugural ‘Industry Champion’ Award to Denis O’Riordan of Kerry Foods in recognition of his outstanding contribution in delivering global success for the Cheestrings brand.The awards will be presented by Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia, who said, “Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards provide us with an opportunity to acknowledge the trailblazers in the Irish food and drink industry who have proven their commitment and ambition to drive the sector forward.“These companies have demonstrated excellence and innovation in their use of marketing principles and consumer insight and provide an example of best practice which new and emerging businesses can aspire to.“I would like to congratulate and applaud all nine companies for their vision and determination to succeed which is helping us to develop the positive reputation for Irish food and drink on the global market.” Donegal bakery rises to the top in national Food and Drink Awards was last modified: November 29th, 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:Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Industry AwardsEntrepreneurialGallagher’s Bakerylast_img read more

Woman rushed to LUH after crashing car into wall

first_imgBunbeg Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred this afternoon in west Donegal.At 2pm today, a car collided with a wall on the R257 at Middletown, Bunbeg on the Bunbeg to Derrybeg road. Gardaí, ambulances and the fire brigade attended the scene.A Garda spokesperson tells Donegal Daily that the female driver, in her thirties, was injured and has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. A female passenger in the car was uninjured.The road remains closed as the investigation continues.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the crash to contact Milford Garda station on (074) 9153060.The road has been closed.Woman rushed to LUH after crashing car into wall was last modified: February 27th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BunbegcrashderrybegGardaGweedorelast_img read more

Fiscal prudence ‘good news for investors’

first_img26 October 2011The South African government is committed to maintaining prudent fiscal policy, which is good news for investors, BoE Private Clients said following Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Medium-Term Budget on Tuesday.“Given the global backdrop of sovereign risk and the potential for years of slower growth – as austerity and consolidation loom – the value of this commitment cannot be overestimated,” BoE Private Clients economist Madalet Sessions said in a statement.“Not only did Minister Gordhan highlight the trade-off between government consumption expenditure and infrastructure investment, but he also indicated a clear preference by stating that South Africa had to prioritise public infrastructure spending,” she said.“He further demonstrated government’s commitment to enhancing the growth potential of the economy by saying that the country had to borrow to invest in infrastructure – not government consumption.”Gordhan said for the next three years, the National Treasury would aim to moderate spending growth in order to stabilise debt as a percentage of GDP.“This commitment to prudence and fiscal consolidation over the medium term suggests that SA’s fiscal affairs will continue to stack up well in comparison with developed markets,” said Sessions.“This prudence should in the long-run pay handsome dividends as the threat of higher taxes and interest rates in the future remain contained.”Sessions said this would enhance South Africa’s attractiveness as an investment destination.Sapalast_img read more

Bolts return to PBA finals

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday also at the Big Dome.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESRanidel De Ocampo has churned out countless highlight reels throughout his career in a TNT uniform.On Thursday night, the 13-year veteran brought his winning act to the Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary TNT, Ginebra out to break semis tie De Ocampo hit one of his patented jumpers that keyed a 91-88 overtime win at the expense of the Star Hotshots to send the Bolts back to the finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s really hard to close out the series because our opponents are in a do-or-die situation,” said De Ocampo, whose shot near the top of the arc with 1:17 remaining provided the cushion that Meralco badly needed in the game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllen Durham again made a strong case to replicate his personal reward anew after scoring 24 points on top of 19 rebounds and six assists.But a far more meaningful hardware has kept the reigning best import highly motivated. “It’s been our goal since the beginning of the conference to be in the finals. Now, we’re back,” said Durham.Effectively filling up the void left by the injured Paul Lee, Mark Barroca and rookie Jio Jalalon picked up the slack for the Hotshots, who fought for survival on sustained grit and hustle before being swept in their best-of-five semifinal series.Lee was ruled out the rest of the season for the ailing left knee that forced Star coach Chito Victolero to bench his prized guard in Game 2.He was scheduled to go through surgery early Friday and would rest six to eight weeks to heal completely.TNT KaTropa, meanwhile, hopes to keep control of its own best-of-five affair against Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more