first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: “It is very humbling, I am a very blessed man and when you are blessed, opportunities arise, like I get to ride for Mr. Mandella and all kinds of things happen.“He (Omaha Beach) just gives you that confidence, he eludes it. Mr. Mandella had him trained up so well for this race. I basically stayed as still as I could. I didn’t want to mess it up to be honest. He did it all on his own and he did it pretty handy today.“It’s just amazing, and this horse speaks for everything. He’s just beautiful, so fun to be around, so fun to ride, and so fun to train. It just shows how great this horse really is. I’m so happy and so blessed to be a part of it. To surpass Jerry (Bailey) on Omaha Beach even makes it that much more special.“It’s 217? Wow. You shocked me right there to be honest with you. You’re blessed to win one in this sport; 217, man I can’t even tell you.“Jerry is someone that comes from my hometown. I was born in New Mexico but raised in Texas in El Paso where he’s from. His father was my dentist. I went to the same high school that he did. When his high school gave him an honor, I was in the grandstand watching him. I wasn’t even riding yet; I was just a kid. He’s always meant a lot to me, so to surpass him means a whole lot.“It’s been an amazing career looking back on it. It’s too bad we don’t look back on things every day in situations like this to appreciate what you’ve been able to accomplish. Passing Jerry Bailey at anything is pretty amazing.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD MANDELLA, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: Asked if he was surprised with the easy victory: “He was supposed to run like this.”Asked if he’s as good as any Mandella has trained: “I can’t think of one better, although he hasn’t been around long enough of those that stayed forever, Beholder and them, but probably the few times he ever got beat were my fault.”Mandella was asked how he felt about Omaha Beach going to stud after his final start, in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25: “He’s like a son; he’s better than a son. He makes me money; he doesn’t cost money. I thought about it a lot and I should have spoken to Mr. Porter when he was a two year old and suggest castrating him, and I still haven’t. He’s a great horse.Mandella said the agenda calls for Omaha Beach to leave for Florida on Dec. 30, “so we’ll be in Florida.” Asked about Mike Smith setting a career record of 217 Grade I stakes wins, passing Jerry Bailey (216): “What can you say about Mike? He just keeps doing it over and over.“This is really special for us, Opening Day at Santa Anita, after all the trouble we have been through this year, this place is The Great Race Place and we all need to remember that.”NOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc.last_img read more

‘Renove Plan’ in June

first_imgReal Madrid faces next summer the start of the reconstruction of a team in which up to seven players are 30 years old or older (Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Bale and Benzema). In the club they believe that it is time to start collecting the fruits of the bet they are making to capture the best young people in the world so that this transition when rebuilding the template is not traumatic. Gradually, without a total revolution. The example to follow is what is happening today with Mendy and Valverde, who naturally move two important players like Marcelo and Modric.AchrafThey finish their two years of assignment at Borussia Dortmund and at the club they are convinced that they are ready to perform at Madrid. Even more with Zidane on the bench, who was the one who opted for him to occupy a place in the first team when he was only 18 years old (in the 2017-18 season). They value the experience he has acquired in the Bundesliga: three goals and seven assists in the 28 games he played last season and six goals and seven goal passes in the 31 games he has played in the current one.The increase in their offensive contribution in this course is due to the fact that a large part of the games (21 of 31) have played them as an extreme, either in the left or right wing. However, in Madrid he will return to occupy his usual position, that of the side, since his ability to occupy both bands is also assessed when he acts as a defense.Madrid, in addition to recovering him, will negotiate with him an improvement of the contract to adapt his economic conditions to his new role. The player, however, wants to talk to Zidane because he wants to come back to be important. On the other hand, Borussia will make an offer to buy it (they already tried last summer), but Madrid does not value that option. OdegaardThe Norwegian ends his assignment at Real Sociedad and Madrid has the idea that he will be part of the white team next season. Although the intention of the Basque team is to stay another year in San Sebastian, Madrid has the last word, since the transfer that was signed is only one year and there is no penalty in case of not extending it for another season. .The white club, however, will communicate its plans to Odegaard and let the Norwegian player have the last word. Although they understand that Odegaard will not miss the opportunity to have a place in the first white template …ReguilónHis good year in Seville, together with the poor performance of Marcelo, make Madrid want to have him next season. However, the Real Madrid squad has doubts. His goal is to play on the team he formed, but not in any way. Understand that, after shining in a club of the requirement of Seville, will not return to have a secondary role. Zidane has never opted for him (he asked to be assigned despite his good performance last year). If he sees that he still does not fill his eye with the French, he will ask for a new assignment …CeballosThe board continues to have a lot of faith in him, but the arrival of Arteta after Emery’s dismissal has hurt him (he is now a substitute in Arsenal). In your case, as with Reguilón, the talk you have with Zidane will be key. The Frenchman has never given him minutes and the utrerano is not willing to stay in Madrid as a regular substitute.last_img read more

Painful defeat

first_imgLATEST STORIES JAKARTA—Cut and bloodied, Rogen Ladon’s fight with a foe from Uzbekistan didn’t end the way the Philippines wanted it to on Saturday, and the pug who carried the last gold medal hopes for the country settled for a silver medal—likely the last for the Filipinos in this Asian Games campaign.Jasurbek Latipov went mano-a-mano with the 24-year-old Filipino, but a head-butt gave Ladon a ghastly cut above the right eye that forced the referee to stop the contest with 22 seconds left in the second round as the Filipino flyweight’s journey here ended just a tad short of glory. Boxing ended up without a gold medal, earning two bronzes earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award There was some confusion during the official announcement of the result, with the announcer saying that the Uzbek won via RSC before the official score was flashed, which was 3-1 in favor of Latipov.“It’s a major disappointment because it wasn’t only me but the entire country which wanted a gold medal,” a dejected Ladon said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippines had three highly-touted fighters in the semifinals after Friday night, raising the hopes of a last-gasp gold avalanche. But only Ladon survived the semifinals and thus won the country’s second silver to go along with four gold medals and 15 bronzes.Boxing’s bronzes were courtesy of Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, who took a questionable 2-3 loss in the semifinals. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Filipinos’ only win came over Hong Kong in the preliminaries. Team PH, which also lost to Indonesia in the classification round, didn’t win a set over China, Japan and Thailand.Triathlon also failed to contribute a medal but John Chicano and Nikko Huelgas churned out respectable performances and finished 10th and 16th, respectively, in the men’s race won by Japan’s Junpei Furuya, who timed one hour, 49 minutes and 33 seconds.Chicano clocked 1:54:33, while Huelgas timed 1:58:39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allegations of cheating again surfaced with the fate suffered by the last three Filipino pugs, though Philippine Olympic Committee president and local boxing chief Ricky Vargas admitted that “there’s nothing much we can do.”“In the Aiba, there are no protests, the best we can do is take it to a congress,” Vargas said. “There are several federations (countries) who felt they were robbed as well [when facing Uzbekistan fighters].”That Philippine count is good for 19th place at press time as Indonesia will finish as the best Southeast Asian country in the 45-nation field with a haul of 31-24-43 in fourth spot going into the final day of competition Sunday. The curtains fall on this region’s version of the Olympics at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in Manila).The women’s volleyball team finished eighth in its first Games stint in 36 years after losing to Indonesia for the second time in two weeks, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, at Gor Bulungan Gym.“We came here with a modest goal of making the quarterfinals, so it’s mission accomplished for us,” coach Shaq delos Santos said after the Filipinos wound up with a 1-7 record in the event where 11 nations took part in.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal We can do better Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

1,250 Motorcyclists Endorse Flomo’s Bid for Representative

first_imgIndependent candidate Edward Papay Flomo, alias Color Green, dancing to the endorsement of over 1,250 motorcyclistsIn an unprecedented move, over 1,250 motorcyclists under the banner, the United Motorcyclists of Montserrado County District #13 over the weekend endorsed the independent candidature of Edward Papay Flomo, alias Color Green, for Representative in the November 20’s by-election.The United Motorcyclists of Montserrado County District #13 are from six parking lots in 38 communities; namely: Jamaica Road Junction, Battery Factory Junction, Topoe’s Village Junction, Chocolate City Junction, New Georgia Junction and the St. Michael Junction.In a statement, the motorcyclists promised to work to ensure that Flomo is elected as the next Representative of the district to succeed Senator Saah Hardy Joseph, who won the recent by-election for Montserrado County, succeeding George M. Weah, who became President of Liberia.“We the leaders, having listened to almost all the representative hopefuls (including the Representative hopeful of the Coalition of Democratic Change John Weah), we now therefore as groups, leaders and members of the six parking lots in the district under the banner Motorcyclists of District #13, unanimously endorse and support the candidacy of Edward P. Flomo, commonly called Color Green, as Representative of District #13 Montserrado County,”  Gabriel L. Wennie said.Wennie is the district national chairman. He added: “Mr. Flomo, we the members and leaders of the United Motorcyclists of Montserrado County District #13 of six parking lots…, having seen the need and have realized that it is incumbent upon every citizen of the district or county, who has [reached] the age of 18 years and above and have duly registered to vote, to go to the poll to elect their leaders, we will vote you to champion our development agenda and protection.”The endorsement was signed by six officials representing the six parking lots.Members of the United Motorcyclists of Montserrado County District #13 at the endorsement of Edward Papay FlomoMr. Flomo, 37, a graduate of the Lincoln College of Professional Studies, where he obtained an Associate Degree in Business Management is chief executive officer of the Family Choice Business and an importer of building materials, rice and other basic commodities.Thanking the motorcyclists for the endorsement, he said he is confident of being elected.“Vote for the second person on the ballot paper. Tell your family, friends and everyone you know that ‘#2’ is the right choice,” Flomo said. “Education, youth empowerment, women empowerment, humanity, business and development are my six pillars.”Meanwhile, the National Election Commission (NEC) said the campaign period commenced from October 17, 2018 and ends at midnight on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Candidates are advised to go about their campaign in a peaceful manner void of violence and in keeping with the laws of Liberia and more specifically those controlling the electoral process.NEC Co-chair, Cllr. Sarah Toe, announced that NEC has recruited a total of 36 Civic Educators and Gender Mobilizers for the two elections. Training for these civic educators and gender mobilizers will begin on October 18 and deployment will commence on October 20, 2018.In addition to the by-election in Montserrado County District #13, there will also be another in Sinoe County, because of the appointment Senator Joseph Nagbe of Sinoe County to the Supreme Court Bench. The expected Representative-elect will serve the remaining five years (2019 – 2023); while the Senator-elect will serve the remaining one-year-and-the-half (2019 – 2020).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

American Chamber of Commerce officially launched in Guyana

first_img…services a major element of Guyana’s GDP — Carl GreenidgeThe American Chamber of Commerce was officially launched in Guyana on Monday evening at the Marriot Hotel. The event was attended by a large section of the local private sector and representatives from the United States business community.Speaking at the event, President of AmCham Guyana, Zulfikar Ally, said the Chamber plans to place emphasis on small businesses to ensure that they, too, have opportunities to grow.“We see this Chamber as a Chamber that will help to facilitate investment into Guyana. There are 116 chambers all around the world and… our job will be to help to facilitate and guide [businesses],” he said.Ally added that AmCham Guyana will be committed to working with bothPresident of AmCham Guyana, Zulfikar Ally, addressing a gathering at the Marriott Hotel on Monday during the Chamber’s official launchbusinesses and Government to ensure that the objective of promoting growth is achieved. The chamber is not only for American businesses, it is for any business; and not only for corporations, but even to the smallest business,” he said.He said the Chamber hopes to augment and expand existing US/Guyana trade and investment relations, but will also work to improve the investment climate and strengthen the private sector.While noting that there are some challenges, he noted that businesses can only operate in a climate where there is ease and efficiency, and in a place where it is safe to conduct business as well.Also addressing the gathering was Vice President of the Americas Department of the International Affairs Division, United States Chamber of Commerce, Anne McKinney, who noted that the Chamber will become a catalyst for investment.She stressed the benefits that could derive from the exchange of ideas and cooperation between the US Chamber and that of the local branch, and gave her commitment to working closely with Guyana.At the cocktail reception to mark the official launch of the Chamber, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin told the gathering that Government has been working toA section of the gathering at the launching of the American Chamber of Commerce on Mondaymodernise the business sector.He said that under the current administration, focus is being placed on ensuring that more modern technology is used to bring ease to the way business and money transactions are done in Guyana.“We are also committed to transparency, and we will ensure that accurate, up-to-date and relevant information is shared to the public and businesses. This is a work in progress,” he added.Gaskin said the prospect of oil production has created a buzz in Guyana and further afield, and this is extremely positive for the country, as it will only lead to greater investment opportunities.Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, a former Finance Minister, also delivered remarks at the opening. He underscored the importance of trade relations between Guyana and the rest of the world, and said services are a major element of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, he noted that at a time when services constitute one of the most dynamic and buoyant elements in international trade across the globe, Guyana is one of those countries wherein the export of services is negligible. “The future of export success comes from value enhancements of many of the jurisdictions… Increasingly, it is the service element that enhances the prices, enables them to find niche markets, enables the exporters to keep up with a market where the characteristics of the times (digital and communication) revolutions have changed,” he stated.Meanwhile, earlier in the day, President David Granger met with the new Chamber and gave his Government’s commitment to do whatever is possible to promote and stabilise trade and investment in the country.As such, he said Guyana is open for business in all sectors, including agriculture, mining and eco-tourism; and would welcome groups and individuals who would like to come here.His statement was made during a meeting held on Monday with the executive members of AmCham at State House.“I am seeing that we can bring more people to the fold. There is so much we can do. There is absolutely nothing in terms of agricultural products that we cannot supply to the Caribbean hospitality sector, but we need investment capital, and we need to build a stronger manufacturing sector,” he said.The Head of State noted, too, that as the Chamber opens its operations here, it is his hope that small businesses would not be left out, but would rather be given the necessary resources to grow and develop.He said, “We will do whatever we can do to promote and stabilise trade and investment, because what’s good for Guyana is good Guyanese. This can only work to the benefit of both sides.”The President underscored that small businesses are welcome, and if they can be given some training, like how to write a proposal or business plan, then that alone will be a stepping stone.AmCham Guyana is a private sector association of US enterprises and individuals doing business in Guyana, as well as firms and business executives in Guyana who operate in the United States.AmCham said its purpose is to “promote America–Guyana bilateral trade opportunities and activities; to improve market access for America-Guyana goods and services; to provide an economic, social, and policy platform for its members; to encourage networking and build business connections, among others.The current board is comprised of a dynamic mix of both local, regional, and U.S directors who are eager to dedicate their service, knowledge, and expertise to ensuring a productive start for the chamber.Members of the Board include: Zulfikar Ally, Queens Atlantic; Clairmont Cummings, Corum Group; Liz Wyatt, Sol Guyana; Dave Kissoon, London House Chambers; Justin Nedd, GTT; Rod Henson, ExxonMobil; Davie Sukdeo, Guyana Marriott; George Kalantzakis, HESS Corporation; Rafael Nabi, Nabi Construction Inc; Ms Saskia Wigingaarde, RED Entertainment; Yolander Persaud, Massy Group Guyana; Jorge Medina, MACORP, Richard Sammy, Republic Bank; Marisca Jordan, RAMPS Logistics; Andrew Mendonza, Baker Hughes and Fitzroy McLeod, NAMILCO.Members of the Executive include: Zulfikar Ally as Chairman; Clairmont Cummings as First Vice Chair; Justin Nedd as Second Vice Chair; Liz Wyatt as Third Vice Chair; Fitzroy McLeod as Treasurer; Devindra Kissoon as General Counsel; and Ms Yolander Persaud as Company Secretary.last_img read more

Paladin Blacksox to play game today

first_imgThe Fort St. John Paladin Blacksox will play one final regular season game today against Grande Prairie.This game will decide where Fort St. John finishes in the Wheatbelt League, in either 3rd or 4th place. The game starts at 5 pm at the Kin Park Ball Diamonds. Get out and cheer on the boys! – Advertisement –last_img

Richard Neufeld has been selected for the Senate

first_imgRichard Neufeld has been selected by the Prime Minister.18 seats were filled included 3 from British Columbia.  Richard has served as MLA for this region since 1991 and since 2001 served as Minister of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources.  Mr Neufeld also served on council in Fort Nelson, including 5 years as mayor.We will have more on this story shortly.- Advertisement –last_img

Get your Valentine a V-Day Sing-a-Gram

first_imgTickets for The Vagina Monologues are just $20 and are being sold now at the Cultural Centre, Whole Wheat n’ Honey, and the Women’s Centre. This amazing show is packed with laughs, class, and heart. Funds raised from this show promote the activities of the Women’s Resource Centre and the V-Day campaign, the global movement to end violence for women and girls. For more information, contact Emily at the Women’s Centre at 10051-100th Ave or 787-1121.    This V-Day, show your love with the gift of song! Your loved one will receive a V-Day gift and be serenaded with a classic Valentine’s song by our talented V-Day Vocalists. This one-time-only opportunity to shock and spoil your “crush” supports the FSJ Women’s Resource Society’s 2010 V-Day campaign and upcoming benefit show, The Vagina Monologues, taking place February 20th at North Peace Cultural Centre. Sing-a-Grams sale will end Wednesday, February 10th and will be delivered on Friday, February 12th. – Advertisement -V-Day Sing-a-Grams: Surprise your sweetheart with a special serenade! The cost is only $40 and only 40 slots are available, so act fast! To participate, click here and fill out the form and continue on to make your payment.last_img read more

UPDATE – Still waiting for details about Pine Pass avalanche

first_imgUPDATE – As of 11:30am MST, the Pine Pass should open by the end of the day Monday, if not late Monday afternoon.  Crews are currently cleaning up the snow.  We will have more details on the avalanche shortly Highway 97 through the Pine Pass remains closed after an avalanche Sunday morning.- Advertisement -Sunday, Caribou Road Services stated they couldn’t start clearing the snow until Avalanche technicians were able to assess the slide.  That was supposed to happen at 8a.m. Monday morning.According to C.R.S., the avalanche technicians have not been able to access the area because of freezing rain in Williams Lake.  The avalanche techs, we understand are from that area.We hope to have further details about the condition of the avalanche and when crews can start clearing the snow, some time Monday afternoon.Again Highway 97 is still closed near Link Creek.Advertisementlast_img read more

Silva, Aguero, Zabaleta OUT, so this starting XI for Man City against Norwich?

first_img 11 11 11 11 14. Wilfried Bony (striker) 6. Fernando (centre midfield) 17. Kevin De Bruyne (right wing) 11 11 11 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 4. Vincent Kompany (centre back) 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 11 42. Yaya Toure (attacking midfield) 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 11 11 After the humdrum that was last weekend’s Manchester derby, Manchester City are expected to return to their ruthless ways against Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that David Silva and Sergio Aguero are still in the recovery process, while Pablo Zabaleta will also miss out having suffered knee ligament damage in the midweek League Cup win against Crystal Palace.The Chilean manager could therefore again make some changes to his side.Will Wilfried Bony start up front or will promising youngster Kelechi Iheanacho recevie his chance to shine from the off?Will Yaya Toure play further forward?Find out talkSPORT’s predicted Citizens line up against the Canaries by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 3. Bacary Sagna (right back) 7. Raheem Sterling (left wing) 11 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – to see our full line up, in squad number order, click the yellow arrow above last_img read more