Nelson shines with three-timer

first_imgThree-time champion jockey Dane Nelson started the new season with a bang at Caymanas Park yesterday, thanks to three winners on the CTL Fan Appreciation Day programme.His winners included TARANIS (7-2) in the opening race over 1300 metres for the New Year’s Day Trophy.Nelson also won the fourth race with 4-1 chance PRINCESS SHEMIKA for trainer Steven Todd and came back in the closing race to win aboard the lightly raced 5-1 shot RAS EMANUEL for trainer Peter McMaster over 1200 metres.On an eventful day which saw the stewards of the meet disqualifying two winners, Nelson was actually first past the post a fourth time on PAPER N LACE (3-1) for trainer Fitzgerald Richards in division one of the McKay Security Trophy, only to be disqualified and placed sixth, this for causing interference to highly fancied OH MY GRAND PA (4-1) in the early stages of the event. The race was awarded to long-time leader GRAN CORAZON, the 5-2 favourite.Despite the misfortune, Nelson, champion jockey from 2012 to 2014, said he was happy to emerge the leading rider with a triple on the first day.”I am pleased with all aspects of my riding, and although the plan is to do another stint in North America on and off this season, mainly at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, I will always do well here for the benefit of my fans,’ said Nelson, who is popularly called ‘The Warrior Chief’.The Richard Azan-trained 4-y-o gelding TARANIS ran on strongly to win the New Year’s Day Trophy in a driving finish from highlyfancied SOUTHERN CRUISE(5-2) with newly crowned champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard, this after the howling 1-5 favourite DRIPPING IN GOLD led untilgiving way to the third horseSHINING LIGHT (6-1) early in the straight.Division two of the McKay Security Trophy provided a runaway win for 7-5 second favourite PERFECT FLYER with Ellis riding for trainer Dwight Chen and owner Howard Hamilton. And the day’s principal feature for the Fan Appreciation Day Trophy over 1820 metres (overnight allowance) was won by 1-2 favourite ALL CORRECT in a stirring finish from the fast-finishing duo of HOUDINI’S MAGIC (5-2) and BRAWN (3-1) in a field of nine.The winner, a 7-y-o gelding by Storm Craft out of Royal Pizzaz, was ridden by former champion Omar Walker for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and owners the Velvet Glove.WARRIOR PRINCESS (5-1, made all) with Robert Halledeen aboard was the other winner to be disqualified in the second race and first place awarded to LEGENDARY PLEASURE (3-1) with whom she had interfered in the straight.last_img read more

GPL promises reliable electricity supply for Christmas

first_imgThe Guyana Power and Light (GPL) is assuring its consumers that it remains committed to providing reliable electricity supply during the holiday season. According to the power company on Monday, efforts are being made to ensure the availability of its generating units, however, the inadequacies in the aged Transmission and Distribution (T&D) network continue to pose problems. The company further stated that it concluded pre-planned maintenance activities on the T&D network and prudent operational practices.“GPL concluded pre-planned maintenance activities on the T&D network on December 8. The team, however, continues to ensure that issues that could cause potential widespread outages during the holidays are addressed. In some instances, this may mean having localised outages for shorter periods of time. We apologise for these situations, but they are necessary, given the vulnerabilities of the T&D network,” GPL stated.Moreover, it should be noted that the distribution network is circular and failure of any one component may result in service interruption to customers. The company noted that every effort will be made to avert these failures and to act promptly if they transpire. For this year, thousands of Guyanese were inconvenienced by the constant power outages due to, in one instance, the late delivery of fuel from the regular overseas supplier. Other issues with the T&D system has also left persons without electricity for prolonged periods in 2019.last_img read more

Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

first_img0Shares0000Cyrus Rutto all smiles after winning the 5,000m race at the Kenyan trials for the IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNEW YORK, United States, May 20 – Kenyans celebrated two triumphs In the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet with Cyrus Rutto taking the men’s 3,000 in 7:45.64 and Caroline Kipkirui taking the women’s 5,000 in 15:55.24.Britain’s Chris O’Hare, a 1,500 Rio Olympic semi-finalist coming off a foot injury, finished second in the mile, with American Drew Hunter winning in 3:56.72 and O’Hare next on 3:57.17. New Zealand’s Nick Willis, twice an Olympic 1,500m medalist, was sixth in 4:00.29 in his outdoor season debut. The 35-year-old Kiwi missed April’s Commonwealth Games with a leg injury.Canada’s Brandon McBride won the men’s 800 in 1:45.18, defeating Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski by .93.Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum, the 2016 world indoor 1,500m runner-up, won the 1,500 in 4:04.65, edging American Charlene Lipsey by .33.The meet concludes Sunday with sprints on a specially constructed straightaway in downtown Boston.Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet.Wilson won at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology stadium track in 1min 59.27secs, .16 ahead of Jamaica’s Natoya Goule, who was third at this year’s Commonwealth Games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct following half-time incident in West Ham defeat

first_imgJose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his half-time dismissal in Chelsea’s loss at West Ham.Mourinho, who is appealing against a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for comments made about officials following the October 3 loss to Southampton, faces further charges after being sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss during the ill-tempered derby at Upton Park.A statement from the FA read: “Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in relation to his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area at half-time.”Silvino Louro, one of Mourinho’s assistants, was sent to the stands after Nemanja Matic was sent off for two bookable offences and has also been charged with misconduct.Both the Hammers and the Blues have also been charged for failing to control their players in the aftermath of the challenge which led to Matic’s dismissal.“Chelsea coach Silvino Louro has also been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour which led to his 45th minute dismissal from the technical area,” the FA statement added.“West Ham have been charged for failing to control their players in the 44th minute of the game and Chelsea have also been charged with the same offence for an alleged breach in the 45th minute of the game.“All parties have until 6pm on Thursday (October 29, 2015) to reply.” 1 Jose Mourinho last_img read more

‘Great game intelligence’ with a bit of Gerrard, Pogba & Matic – new LFC player profiled

first_imgLiverpool are believed to have snapped up Marko Grujic, so talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight has more on the talented teenager…Name: Marko GrujicDate of birth: 13/04/96Born: Belgrade, SerbiaClub: Red Star BelgradePosition: MidfieldWhat’s the latest?It appears Liverpool have beaten off competition from the likes of Anderlecht and Inter to sign Serbia’s highly-rated teenager Marko Grujic. It is being reported the player will sign for the Reds in January, but remain with Red Star until the end of the season. Zeljko Buvac, right hand man of manager Jurgen Klopp, is said to have had a hand in the deal.The lowdown:1) At Red Star Grujic operates in a deep lying role and the way he plays in the middle of the park has seen him likened to some of football’s best, such as Steven Gerrard, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.2) Earlier in the year Grujic revealed Matic had informed him Chelsea were keen on him, but he also went on to explain he was looking at a possible summer departure because he wants to win the season’s Serbia SuperLiga with Red Star.3) Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Serbia-based journalist Vlastimir Stevanovic praised Grujic’s athleticism as well and all round attributes. “He has excellent vision, a great passing game and he possesses great game intelligence,” he said.4) In an interview with Serbia publication Mondo earlier in the year Grujic praised the atmosphere at English stadia and explained that players’ energy levels are boosted with fans so much closer to the action.5) He was a member of Serbia’s victorious 2015 Under-20 World Cup winning team which beat Brazil 2-1 in the final in New Zealand, though he didn’t get on the pitch in that game.What is being said?I think he is much more than a regular playmaker or attacking midfielder. He would be better suited as a winger or behind the striker. I think that he should play on the flanks and closer to goal– Veljko Paunovic, Chicago Fire head coach and under-20 World Cup winning bossVideo evidence: 1 Marko Grujic (no.16) celebrates Serbia’s penalty shoot-out win against the USA last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny showjumper Shannon Ramsey was crowned Ulster Region League 1.10m Champion this weekend in Cavan. Shannon was up against some of the top showjumpers in Ireland and internationally, but they were no match for the 17-year-old. She was riding her gelding Bracken, show name Brown Bollybawn King.Shannon is no stranger to Ulster shows, coming first place four times before. She was placed in five other shows. Bracken is a 17hn sport horse. His dam is a National Hunt mare. His sire, Flagmount King, was an Irish Draught.Shannon is beginning her Leaving Certificate year at Errigal College Letterkenny. She is the daughter of Joe and Jean Ramsey.Shannon is committing to her studies this year, so Bracken is now for sale. Anybody interested can contact Joe Ramsey at 0863495387.SHOWJUMPER SHANNON IS ULSTER REGION LEAGUE 1.10m CHAMPION was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:shannon ramseyShowjumpinglast_img read more

Mustangs defuse Dynamiters, 26-0

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Elder scored his second rushing of the night in the third quarter when he kept the snap and scrambled for a 64-yard touchdown. “Forrest Elder is awesome; he does some amazing things,’ Mustangs coach Ken Howard said. “Roby started off a little rusty because we didn’t play him that much, but he turned things around.’ Although the win did not give Muir a comfortable lead in the standings, it gave them a some separation between them and the bottom of the pack. “It feels pretty good. Our confidence level is going up,’ Howard said. “We’ve had some good practices and we’re in a good position right now. Next week is another big game; we can’t look past anybody.’ Early in the second quarter Elder scored on a quarterback sneak to give Muir a 13-0 edge with 2:08 left. The scoring drive was extended by Roby’s clutch 7-yard catch and run, tight roping the sidelines, on third- and-five. The third quarter, though, was when Elder and Roby really put on a show. Roby opened the Mustangs’ second half with another athletic play. Elder, who wasn’t hurried in the pocket for the majority of the game, found Roby down the middle, who in turn caught the ball and ran around the defenders for a 17-yard touchdown, setting the tone for the rest of the game. PASADENA — Muir High School (5-2, 2-0) stayed atop the Pacific League after shutting out last place Glendale High School (1-6, 0-2), 26-0 at home Friday night. There was no surprise as to who would do the damage for the Mustangs. Quarterback Forrest Elder and receiver Tyler Roby provided a potent combination that led the way to the easy victory. An early Dynamiters’ stingy run defense was not enough to hold down Muir for long. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rowing Competes at ICRI Regatta in Illinois

first_imgV8 B (3rd) (7:34.0)C Stock8 Roehrs7 Rimes6 Hargreeves5 Lajoie4 Hunt3 Hovland2 O’Donnell1 Faria Final Results 2V4 A (2nd) (8:00.5)C Vroman4 Thacker3 Peterson2 Konopacki1 Dahlstrom Drake Lineup/ResultsV8 A (1st) (7:14.6)C Rambhia8 Bigus7 McNeely6 Peterson5 Konopacki4 Dahlstrom3 Thacker2 Smith1 Froeschner Story Links Drake was led by its varsity 8 A boat which claimed first in the grand final ahead of Grand Valley State. Two other Bulldog boats, the novice 8 and the 2nd varsity 4, earned second place finishes. Drake’s 2nd varsity 8 B boat placed third behind Grand Valley State and their teammates in the team’s A boat. The Bulldogs’ varsity 4 boat took fourth in their race, finishing just .09 seconds behind Grand Valley State who finished in third place. “Our varsity 8 boats did a great job today and I’m really pleased with our first varsity 8 for their win,” DiSilvestro said. “The 2nd varsity 8 also did great work finishing just behind a tough Grand Valley squad. The novice 8 boat was outstanding. We haven’t been able to field a novice 8 boat the past three seasons and what they went out today and did was great. This season has been really tough with the high water back home in Des Moines and not being able to row, but the team has done so well handling what is out of our control and putting in great indoor training. We’re excited to have a break for Easter and then get back on the water at MACRA in a few weeks.” “I’m so proud of how well the team did today,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “This trip didn’t start off well with us not being able to row Friday for practice because of high winds. But today they came together again, supported each other and competed really well against some tough competition.”center_img N8 (2nd) (7:17.9)C Stock8 Roehrs7 Bigus6 Hargreaves5 Froeschner4 Smith3 Lajoie2 Hunt1 Hovland Drake travels to Grand Rapids, Mich. for its final regular season regatta, MACRA, on April 28. FARMER CITY, Ill. – The Drake University rowing team competed at the seventh annual Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois rowing clubs Saturday. The Bulldogs made their second-ever trip to the regatta, which was contested on a 2,000-meter course on Clinton Lake. Drake raced against several Illinois clubs, including the host club along with DePaul and University of Chicago as well as clubs from Grand Valley State, Marquette and St. Thomas. 1V4 (4th) (8:13.0)C Killian4 Janes3 White2 Piotraschke1 Coffman 2V4 B (4th) (8:55.8)C Prien4 White3 Herbert2 Simons1 McCullumPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

County Council urge motorists to drive with caution as temperatures drop

first_imgDonegal County Council have today announced that gritters will not be on the roads tonight, however this may change if temperatures fall even more.They urge motorists to drive with care and assume that “no road is ice-free”.Donegal County Council have created an interactive map for motorists to see which roads may be icy. You can view this map by clicking here.To keep up to date with Donegal County Council’s road news you can follow them on Twitter.County Council urge motorists to drive with caution as temperatures drop was last modified: November 12th, 2016 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)last_img read more

DeGale ready for crucial fight at Wembley

first_imgJames DeGale is determined to take his chance to secure a world title fight when he faces unbeaten American Brandon Gonzales at Wembley on Saturday.The bout is a final eliminator for the IBF super-middleweight title held by Carl Froch and is the chief support to the rematch between the Nottingham man and George Groves.It means a victory for DeGale, 28, would set up a clash with Froch or another showdown with his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner Groves, who won a close points decision when they met three years ago.DeGale declared: “It’s here, I’m ready, the pressure’s on and I can’t wait. It’s the perfect fight for me.“This is what I’ve been waiting for; Wembley stadium, 80,000 people. It’s going to be unbelievable.“I’ve prepared and am ready for a good opponent in Brandon Gonzales, who is a good fighter, unbeaten and confident – he really thinks he’s going to win.“But I’m on my journey to become a world champion and no one is going to stop me.”DeGale’s 30-year-old opponent, who has never been the full 12 rounds, believes he will upset the former Olympic champion and put himself in line for a world title challenge.Gonzales said: “I’m excited to be here. It’s a big event. We’ve got an excellent gameplan and I’m extremely confident.”See also:Groves: My left hook will finish FrochFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more