first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, OUR SILVER OAK, WINNER: “I followed one of the owner’s instructions to a T, and the good news is, I didn’t run out of them. I got plenty left for next time he runs. Actually, I had a really, really good trip, even though the horse was really tough to saddle and my saddle did start to move back in the paddock before we came out. But I didn’t want to go over there (to re-saddle) and get him all riled up.“It wasn’t bad enough where I couldn’t ride him as hard as I want to, but I didn’t need to, so it worked out good.”     KENT DESORMEAUX, IRISH HEATWAVE, SECOND: “He was a little fresh and that cost him today.  He still fought, he tried to win, but the tank was a little empty.”TRAINER QUOTESJONATHAN WONG, OUR SILVER OAK, WINNER: “We got a great trip. Mike Smith, he’s the man. You can’t get a better rider. This is my first stakes win at Santa Anita.“Honestly I had no clue who was in second (Irish Heatwave), I was just following my horse around the turn, I saw him flying to the outside and when I saw he won, I was just jumping up and down.“He is best as a turf runner, especially being by Unusual Heat. He’s bred up and down for grass. He is just a really cool horse and I am very grateful to everyone who gave me the opportunity to train him and Mike Smith for the great ride.”OWNER QUOTES     MICHAEL NENTWIG, CO-OWNER, OUR SILVER OAK WINNER: “I was worried that it was a closer photo than I thought. We were up top jumping around and I wanted to make sure he actually got his nose down.“It’s a big win for us and the horse is better than his record shows. He won first time sprinting in Los Alamitos and with his breeding, he is clearly better going two turns and on the turf. I am just so happy for my partners, Bobby, Jones, Ray Pagano, and Jonathan Wong who has done super since he got the horse. I’m just thrilled for everyone, it’s a team effort. I’m so thrilled for the guys who put in the hard work at the barn. It’s all about that the family effort.”     BOBBY JONES, CO-OWNER, OUR SILVER OAK: “I told Mike Smith to get out there and close, don’t be too far back; he told me after that I gave him the right instructions.NOTES: Wong has been training “about five years.” This is his first stakes win at Santa Anita.last_img read more

American Samoa takes gold in women’s volleyball

first_imgThe teams played a tough match completing all five sets with American Samoa winning 3-2 before a sell-out crowd at BSP Arena.It was a close encounter throughout the match as both teams.American Samoa kicked off the match with impressive defence and managed to keep Tahiti from at bay to win the first set 25-23.Tahiti fought back in the second set to win 25-23.The third set was intense but American Samoa bounced back in the lead to win 25-19 forcing the game into the fourth set.Tahiti managed to win the fourth set 25-19 allowing the match to go into a fifth set.The crowd continued to cheer both teams on as American Samoa maintained a strong defence to win by 2 points, 17-15.Tahiti takes silver, New Caledonia bronze, PNG fourth, Fiji in fifth place followed by Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna and Guam.last_img read more

Team Doctor Assures Gambian Side of Ebola Safety

first_imgThe report of the presence of the Ebola virus in Liberia has worried Gambian U20 footballers who are scheduled to play their Liberian counterparts this Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.But team doctor, Dr. Kalifa Manneh dispelled their fears and urged them to get set for their first leg African Youth Championship qualifiers.Dr. Manneh told the players that precaution and prevention would be observed highly during their weekend’s visit stay in Liberia.”It is true that the Ebola disease is in Liberia but it has nothing to do with the Gambia U-20 team because in anything that we do, we have precaution, findings, and ways of preventing it,” the paper quoted Dr. Manneh.The national U-20 side, Satellites, has been preparing for their clash against their Gambian counterparts.Meanwhile a press statement from LFA’s Director of Communications Henry Flomo said the game will kick off at 4pm at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Flomo said the U-20 team is expected to move to camp on Friday.They are: Benjamin Gbamy, Prince Saydee, Blamo Nimely, and Sporo Somah (BYC), Oscar Dorley, Raymond Fanciah, Emmanuel Nimely, Marvin Blapoh, Abdullai Koulibaaly, Loseni Kromah, and Benjamin Sackoh (Monrovia Club Breweries), John Lobbie and Stephen Seameh (NPA), Solomon Yahweh and Sam Jackson (BYC II), Fred Fofana (Watanga FC), Simplice Bearian, Abu Kamara and Moses Tokpah (Ganta Black Stars), Sunnyboy Dolo (Nimba United), Carlos Sanney (LISCR FC), Lee Carter (ELWA United), Titus Kamara (Keitrace FC,) Henry Farkarlun, (Delekon FC) and Moses Quaye (PAGS FC).German trainer Fabien Muers is involved in the physical and mental preparation of the U-20, Flomo said.Liberia last participated in the CAF U-20 in 2012 under Coach Hazel Gray.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Samples being tested for lead, mercury, arsenic – GWI

first_imgPort Kaituma River contaminationDays after the Guyana Water Inc stopped residents from using water from the Port Kaituma River, Region One (Barima-Waini), Public Relations Officer Leana Bradshaw related that water samples were taken at different points in the river and are being tested for heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic.A toxicity analysis was also conducted to determine whether the contamination resulted from mining discharges or from other sources.According to Bradshaw, the water quality results will be available within a week. She said that efforts are also being made to collaborate with the Fisheries Department to perform a toxicology analysis on any dead fish found in the river to further analyse the situation.Bradshaw pointed out that as it relates to alternative solutions, there is potable water available via a dispensing unit in the compound of the well station which was communicated via a public advisory. Additionally, technicians are working to activate a well that will provide added relief to residents.“GWI is also working to drill additional wells so as to ensure groundwater is the main source of water supply for the community as we seek to transition from extensive use of surface water,” she said.Residents of Port Kaituma, have been fuming over the lack of water supply in their community as a result of the prolonged dry weather. The residents who reached out to Guyana Times had related that they are forced to walk several miles to the only operational water source in the community and fetch water for their daily consumption.The only alternative source of water available to them is the river which is no longer safe since GWI halted the pumping of water from that source due to possible contamination.The company in an advertisement on Sunday last had advised residents in Port Kaituma to desist from using the river water following the discovery of possible contamination.The company noted that samples have been collected and will be sent for testing both locally and overseas and the results of those tests will determine the way forward.Meanwhile, residents said that this source of water is not adequate to service the entire community and residents of the outlying areas have difficulty in accessing that source.“We were using the river alone because that water source they advising people to use is far away from where we living. Is months of dry weather and residents are complaining all the time but nothing is being done. GWI is doing nothing for us here. The springs are dry. No pumping could be done. We are suffering here for basic water,” Trevor De Costa, a resident, told Guyana Times.The dry weather season continues to affect residents and farmers in hinterland communities throughout the country. Residents of Region One have been complaining of the negative impacts of the lack of access to potable water. Residents and farmers said enough is not being done by the water company to offer substantial relief.last_img read more

India signals interest in exploration, buying oil from Guyana

first_imgThere are uncertainties regarding whether Guyana would keep or share out its remaining offshore oil blocks, but the Indian Government has indicated its interest in exploration activities here.This was revealed by Indian High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam during a press conference held at his Church Street, Georgetown office on Thursday.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana,Venkatachalam Mahalingam“…definitely, there is an active interest by Government of India in exploring oil by having an oil block in Guyana,” he said.According to the High Commissioner, this was conveyed to Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who was part of a high-level delegation to India, led by Second Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge back in February. The Guyanese Ministers had met with Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.While High Commissioner Mahalingam has noted that there has been follow-up correspondence between the responsible ministries of the two countries, he could not say whether the Indian Government had made a formal application to obtain licences to conduct exploration of Guyana’s offshore oil blocks.“I don’t know; it is quite possible, because, you know, sometimes our Ministry directly gets in touch with the relevant Ministry. They don’t come through the Foreign Office because it’s a big business, and then there’s an established practice of just (going) directly… So it’s quite possible that the Ministry of Oil and Gas could’ve written to the Ministry of Natural Resources, but we don’t know and we’re not aware of it,” the Indian diplomat stated.During the February ministerial meeting with Guyanese representatives, Minister Pradhan had stated on his tweet that he “had a useful discussion” with the Guyana delegation, and that they “discussed the possibilities of E&P (exploration & production) activities by Indian companies in Guyana.”According to the Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas on his twitter handle, the meeting with the Guyanese Ministers was useful, since they “discussed the possibilities of E&P (Exploration & Production) activities by Indian companies in Guyana.”Moreover, he noted that India had agreed to work with Guyana and share its experience in the oil and gas sector. In fact, Pradhan had twitted: “(India) agreed to work with Guyana and share our experience in the entire gamut of hydrocarbon sector… (We) will share India’s cumulative experience in refinery, petrochemicals and capacity-building in the oil-and-gas sector.”“Guyana being the new member of the oil club, last time when Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister visited, there was an assurance that India can help in downstream, midstream and upstream; and it is for the Government of Guyana to come back to us in which area Guyana would like to have cooperation with India,” High Commissioner Mahalingam added on Thursday.He went on to say that, in addition to wanting to help Guyana develop its oil and gas sector, India is also interested in buying oil from Guyana when production starts in 2020.“We have also expressed our interest in buying oil if it’s available, because we buy oil from Latin America and South America. We buy oil from Venezuela, we buy oil from Colombia; so we can also buy oil from Guyana,” he posited.According to the Indian diplomat, there has since been correspondence between India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Guyana’s Natural Resources Ministry to exchange relevant data.Even as Government contemplates its next move regarding Guyana’s offshore oil blocks, former President and current Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, has called for the implementation of competitive bidding for the remaining oil blocks, or for the blocks to be kept for future generations.Jagdeo has been extremely critical of Government’s handling of the Petroleum Sharing Agreement (PSA) with the oil companies that have interests in Guyana. However, Government has said that a process of both direct engagement and selective bidding would be used to allocate the remaining blocks.In fact, Minister Trotman has expressed that direct engagements with other State-owned companies, such as Brazil’s Petrobras, would be sought in the future,But local attorney Melinda Janki, who has extensive experience working with many oil companies, has cautioned Government against making rash decisions when it comes to the remaining oil blocks offshore Guyana.Janki, who worked as an in-legal counsel for British multinational oil and gas company BP, at its head office in London, has reminded that the Constitution of Guyana sets limits on what can be done with Guyana’s natural resources.During an exclusive interview with Guyana Times last week, the attorney further opined that there is a legal duty to hand on to the next generation, an intact natural capital base.According to her, this is clear from Article 36 of the Constitution, which also states: “The wellbeing of the nation depends upon preserving clean air, fertile soils, pure water, and the rich diversity of plants, animals and eco-systems.”Janki maintains that money can’t be eaten, nor can oil be drunk.“The Government has to comply with Article 36. They have to preserve clean air, fertile soils, pure water, and the rich diversity of plants, animals and eco-systems. Before they auction any blocks, they must correct the mistakes they have made in the deal with Esso, Hess and Nexen,” she added.last_img read more

North Peace Alumni Hockey School cancelled for 2015

first_imgWith ice making being delayed at the Pomeroy Sport Centre due to the recently concluded strike by members of the BCGEU, organizers with the North Peace Alumni Hockey School have been forced to cancel this year’s camp. The announcement was made this morning on the school’s Facebook page.Organizers were looking into alternative plans but nothing could be worked out to accommodate the camp.Those that enrolled will be getting refunds. It’s hoped that the camp will go forward next summer.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal, Spurs battle for bragging rights in London derby

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal and Tottenham are seeking to bounce back from defeats last weekend in the North London derby © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Arsenal and Tottenham battle for North London supremacy on Sunday in an early indicator as to who will be Manchester City and Liverpool’s closest challengers for the Premier League title.City and Liverpool have already moved clear of the chasing pack with Jurgen Klopp’s men boasting the only 100 percent record after three games to open a two-point lead over the champions. Both will expect to add another three points before the international break as City host Brighton, while Liverpool travel to Burnley.But below them the rest have plenty of room for improvement with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea having already tasted defeat.Arsenal were given a lesson in how far they still have to go to challenge for the title in losing 3-1 at Anfield last weekend, but the Gunners can quickly erase the memory of that defeat should they get the better of Spurs at the Emirates.A thrilling 4-2 win over the Champions League finalists in this fixture last season was the highlight of Unai Emery’s first season in charge and Arsenal have little to fear from Tottenham’s start to the season.Mauricio Pochettino believes his squad is unsettled by speculation over the futures of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.Vertonghen has been dropped for all three games so far this season, whilst Eriksen started on the bench against Aston Villa and Newcastle.A shock 1-0 reverse to the Magpies last weekend showed Pochettino can ill afford the luxury of leaving out two of his better players, even if they seem set to leave the club at the end of the season after failing to agree new contracts.Arsenal missed out on Champions League football to their local rivals by a point last season, but still reinforced well in the transfer market.Nicolas Pepe shone on his full debut against Liverpool last weekend and could be unleashed alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette from the start for the first time.Should Arsenal’s exciting new attacking trio click, they can lay down an early marker in the battle to be the best of the rest behind the top two.United seek redemption at St Mary’sMaking up to do: Marcus Rashford missed a penalty in Manchester United’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend © AFP/File / Lindsey ParnabyManchester United’s bright start to the season also came to an abrupt end in defeat at home by Crystal Palace last weekend.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men paid for a missed penalty for the second consecutive game as Marcus Rashford hit the post after Paul Pogba’s spot-kick was saved in a 1-1 draw at Wolves the week before.However, the debate over who should be on penalty duties has masked familiar problems from United’s disastrous end to last season.Goalkeeper David de Gea was at fault for Palace’s injury-time equaliser, while Victor Lindelof and £80 million summer signing Harry Maguire were caught flat-footed for the visitor’s opener.The departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan has also left Solskjaer desperately short on forward options, particularly with Anthony Martial ruled out for Saturday’s trip to Southampton.Lose again and the alarm bells will already be ringing for United’s season before September is out.Barnes a threat to leaky LiverpoolOne to watch: Ashley Barnes has scored four goals in three Premier League games this season © AFP / Oli SCARFFLiverpool looked more like their old selves against Arsenal last weekend with Mohamed Salah in supreme form.But at the other end of the field, the European champions have not looked nearly as solid without injured goalkeeper Alisson Becker.The Reds have yet to keep a clean sheet in five games this season and Burnley have an in-form striker ready to pounce on any sloppiness this weekend.Only Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than Ashley Barnes’s 13, four of which have come in the opening three games of the season.“We go into every game confident,” said Barnes. “We are striving and want to finish in the top half.”Fixtures (kick-off 1700 unless stated)SaturdaySouthampton v Man Utd (1430), West Ham v Norwich, Leicester v Bournemouth, Manchester City v Brighton, Newcastle v Watford, Chelsea v Sheffield United, Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, Burnley v Liverpool (1930)SundayEverton v Wolves (1600), Arsenal v Tottenham (1830)0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

AC Milan distance themselves from permanent move for Everton winger

first_img Gerard Deulofeu has impressed for AC Milan since signing on loan in January 1 AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has cooled talk of a move for Gerard Deulofeu by claiming the Everton winger is ‘replaceable’.The Spaniard has been on loan at the San Siro since January and has impressed in Italy with four goals in all competitions.The 23-year-old’s form has reportedly sparked interest from Barcelona, who have the option to buy him back after selling him to Everton in 2015.Barca’s buy-back clause means Milan have little say in what will happen regarding Deulofeu’s future, even if they wished to snap him up permanently.And now Montella has distanced the Italian giants from a move for the Spain international by revealing he thinks he can be replaced.“Deulofeu has given us a lot and he’s a had a great impact,” Montella told Premium Sport.“His fate isn’t up to us, but I think all players are replaceable – as are coaches.”last_img read more


first_imgLotto numbers for Monday 17/9/2012 were 6,12,14,23. Match 3 winner Colm Carberry. Next week’s jackpot €1220.With All Ireland fever hitting the county the club extends every good wish to Michael, Neil, Gary, Frank and all the Donegal squad, management and backroom team. Safe journey to everyone travelling to Dublin over the weekend and hopefully we’ll be partying in the hills next week.Ceol na Coille are interested in starting traditional music classes for children in the clubhouse on Friday evenings over the winter. More details from 0863827312. A lot of items of clothing have been left behind in the clubhouse over the summer months. These will be available for inspection on Friday (21st)from 6-8pm. If not collected by then they will be taken away. It is hoped to start Circuits in the hall again from Monday 8th October for 10 weeks. Contact Colm Farrell for more information.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 18th, 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:Glenswilly Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Muire (Íochtar na Rosann/Lower Rosses) held their annual Dinner Dance and Presentation night in Caislean Óir, Anagaire at the weekend.Pride of place on the night went to the Junior Ladies team who won, Donegal Comortas na Gaeltachta Soisear, Donegal Junior B and Donegal Div. 4 titles in 2014. Special Guest on the evening was Katy Herron the current Donegal Ladies Captain and Guest player Karen Guthrie.Proceeding were opened by Fear a tí Cormac Mac Gairbaibh and after Fr’Herrity blessed the food, our club, present members and past members no longer with us, Caislean Óir staff served up a great meal to the large gathering of club member and guests present on the night.Chairperson Tom Marry addressed the gathering with a short welcoming to everyone present before presentation of awards too place.Medals were presented to the junior ladies team for all three competitions won. Ladies player of the year; Aoife McGarvey. Most improved player; Breda McBride. Senior player of the year; Padraig McCafferty. Young player of the year; Patrick Gillespie. Reserve player of the year; Cian Bolye. Most improved; Jack Óg McDevitt. Naomh Muire Order of the Boot recipient 2014; Paul Boyle. Special award on the night,20years not out went to Owenie McGarvey. A great night’s dancing and the famous rock the boat went on until the early hours. Special thanks to Katy and Karen who made the journey to be with us on the night as they were on a tight schedule as earlier on the saturday they played a challenge for Donegal ladies v Dublin in Belfast and on Sunday morning they had to leave and head to Sligo for another challenge match at 2pm. Roll on 2015 season for the Naomh Muire club as all teams are in training mode since Sunday. PICTURE SPECIAL: NAOMH MUIRE DINNER DANCE PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: January 28th, 2015 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:2014dinner danceNAOMH MUIREpicture speciallast_img read more