Classy Poker Star to capture St Catherine Cup

first_imgThe open allowance race for the St Catherine Cup takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today with six to face the starter over 1100 metres.Two of the top emerging sprinters of the past year POKER STAR and CAMPESINO first and second, respectively in the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship over 1200 metres on November 14 will clash again.The Wayne DaCosta-trained POKER STAR turned in a superlative performance to beat CAMPESINO by three lengths that day, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:11.0 behind splits of 22.3 and 45.1 for the half mile.POKER STAR, with Robert Halledeen again in the saddle, shoulders topweight of 57.0kg and renews rivalry on 3.0kg worse terms with the Philip Feanny-trained CAMPESINO under newly crowned champion jockey Shane Ellis, but this will not deter him.Both have looked razor sharp at exercise coming into this race although CAMPESINO will prove a lot tougher, following his close second to PHINEAS over 1400 metres in the fast-run Gladiator Trophy on December 19. POKER STAR, however, ought to be followed as he’s a class act.With greater scope for improvement, the 4-y-o son of Liquidity – Buyabook – gets the nod over the Feanny pair of CAMPESINO and the speedy BUZZ NIGHTMARE, who was also beaten in the Caribbean Sprint.Other firm fancies on the card are PROUD PRESIDENT (Ellis up) to go one better in the second race for native-bred three-year-olds, BIG GEORGE to rebound under four-time champion jockey Omar Walker in the third over 1200 metres, as well as DI COBRE to repeat ahead of ROCKETEER in the seventh, SMOKIN PRINCESS in the eighth over 1300 metres and improving EAZY STEPPING to win the closing race over 1300 metres for five-year-olds and up.last_img read more

2 C on Eric Duncan: “On one hand, I’m with him; on the other,…

first_imgIn an interview with Lib Life on Tuesday via Facebook, the artist who is commonly known as “2 Crazy” responded to rumors of him being a nephew to Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who transported Ebola to the United States. “Oh no, he’s not my uncle. But know him personally. He was actually a friend of a friend we knew back in 1995 in the Ivory Coast. My mom and I lived in Abidjan for a while. My family has known Eric since 1995. He even called and spoke to my mom (Annie Mulbah) when he first arrived on the 20th.”  When asked whether he believed it was a diabolical move on Duncan’s part, knowing he had encountered an Ebola patient and lied about it; the artist said, “I mean, on one hand, I’m with him and on the other, I’m not.  “This is a life and death situation,” 2C explains. “I’m with him because; let’s say if he were to stay in Liberia with that deadly virus, he would’ve probably died just like all the other Ebola patients due to the poor health system.  But with Eric Duncan coming here to the States and knowingly having the virus but was still intimate with his girlfriend more than one time, and mingling with the children as well – that, I’m against. Even if he had a plan to come to the USA and knowingly had the deadly EVD, first thing he should’ve done after arriving was quarantine himself and let it be known that he might be affected. I believe if that was done, he would’ve gotten treated right away and the USA would’ve well respected him and all this chaos on the media now about him wouldn’t be”. In as much as the musician expressed his doubts as to whether Eric Duncan knew he was transporting the Ebola Virus to the United States, he stressed that it was confirmed by Eric’s workmates here in Liberia during an interview.Meanwhile 2C is one of the many Liberian artists adding their Voices creating awareness through music about Ebola. His latest Effort, “Ebola Leave My People” has racked up almost 400 views on YouTube.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen gets 5 years for armed robbery

first_imgOne day after an 18-year-old teen told the court that he committed the robberies because he was hungry and had no money, he was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Quacy JupiterPrincipal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus handed down the sentence on Tuesday to Quacy Jupiter of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.He was slapped with five charges when he made his first court appearance, however, he only admitted to robbing two persons while denying the third. He had also denied being in possession of an illegal gun and ammunition when Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus had read the charges.The Magistrate sentenced Jupiter to two and a half years for each of the charges to which he pleaded guilty. The sentences will run concurrently, hence, he will only spend two and a half years behind bars.The first charge stated that on August 1, 2019, at Louisa Road, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Robert Rollins of a number of items which collectively totalled $43,000.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he robbed Ulric Bristol of a quantity of items valued at $63,000.The third charge stated that he robbed Roxanne Daniels of two mobile phones and $15,000 in cash, totalling $131,000.It was further alleged that on August 1, 2019, at Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .32 revolver and four matching rounds of ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder.The matters were reported and a search was carried out in a room in which the suspect was occupying where the stolen articles were found.Jupiter was then arrested and taken to the station where he was positively identified by the victims as the perpetrator. As such, he was charged for the offences.last_img read more

Don’t expect champagne football, says unapologetic Southgate

first_imgThe victory — Southgate’s first away win and only England’s second in their last six encounters — kept them two points clear in the group.England can all but seal their place in Russia with another three points in Monday’s match with second-placed Slovakia at Wembley.“I understand if we don’t score until late, the game feels different for everybody,” said Southgate.“But I’ve played in so many qualifiers and watched so many qualifiers, and I don’t remember many of them being free-flowing, champagne football. It just hasn’t happened, especially when there’s no space to play.“You have got to work your way into the opportunities.”The England supporters — over 3,000 were present in Malta — had jeered, whistled and chanted at half-time with the side ranked 190th in the world locked at 0-0 and England looking unimaginative and very ordinary.However, Southgate said unlike the supporters he had been impressed at how the players had stuck to the task.Referring to the fans’ displeasure, Southgate said: “Look, I think we have to accept that.“However, I’m really pleased with what the players have done because they’ve kept their focus, kept calm, they haven’t taken on ridiculous shots from outside the box, which I have seen us do, which relieves the pressure.“In the end, the build-up of pressure opposition mounts and you get your goals.”Southgate, who was capped 57 times but is perhaps best remembered for a missed penalty in the Euro ’96 semi-final shoot-out with eventual winners Germany, said that while the fans may be disappointed with the overall performance he and the squad had got the job done.“We spoke before the game that if Germany were playing here, we’d probably look at the score and see 4-0 or something like that and think they’ve done a professional job,” he said.“In the end, that’s what we’ve done in the end. It has taken a while to get the goals, but that’s a consequence of dominating the game, over 70 percent possession.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’ Harry Kane (left) in action during the World Cup qualifying match against Malta in Ta’Qali, on September 1, 2017 © AFP / Matthew MirabelliVALLETTE, Malta, Sep 2 – Gareth Southgate tried to assuage fans’ disappointment at England’s lacklustre performance in a flattering 4-0 win over minnows Malta in their 2018 World Cup qualifier saying it was nothing new.The 46-year-old — who saw late goals by Ryan Bertrand, Danny Welbeck and a second for Harry Kane put a brighter hue on the scoreline — said he had experienced similar frustrations as a player in qualifiers.last_img read more

Umtiti sends France to World Cup final

first_imgIn a World Cup replete with set-piece goals, a corner again proved decisive when Umtiti timed his run perfectly to meet Antoine Griezmann’s delivery six minutes into the second half.France were thankful for fine saves from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris either side of half-time.Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne warned Kylian Mbappe was ready to take the world by storm on the eve of the game and the most expensive teenager in the history of football showed why inside the first 60 seconds.France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates his winner against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finalHe skipped past Jan Vertonghen with ease and only a last-ditch tackle by Vincent Kompany prevented Griezmann from latching onto his cross.Thibaut Courtois rushed from his goal just in time to save Vertonghen again from Mbappe’s pace on 12 minutes, but it was Belgium who started the better in possession.One of the Red Devils’ many French connections was the biggest danger as Eden Hazard, who began his career with Lille in Ligue 1, pulled the first attempt of goal just beyond the far post.The Chelsea forward’s next effort was arrowing into the top corner until it flicked off Raphael Varane’s head and deflected just over.Lloris and Courtois played a huge part their sides’ quarter-final wins and it was only thanks to two of the best ‘keepers in the world the game remained goalless at half-time.– Goalkeepers impress –Hugo Lloris had to be at full stretch to parry Toby Alderweireld’s snap shot around the post following a Belgium corner. Photo/COURTESYFirst, Lloris flew to his right to turn Toby Alderweireld’s shot on the turn behind.At the other end, Mbappe demonstrated the subtler side to his game to play in Benjamin Pavard, but Courtois used his massive 6ft 5ins (199 centimetre) frame to deny the Stuttgart full-back his second goal of the tournament.Didier Deschamps’ men ended the opening period on top, but again Olivier Giroud looked short of confidence as the focal point of the French attack. Giroud has not scored in eight games and is yet to even have a shot on target in Russia.His best chance arrived via more good work from Mbappe with a cushioned cross, but the Chelsea striker could only slice horribly wide on his favoured left foot.Giroud did at least have a part to play in the decisive opener as, after his shot was deflected wide, Griezmann’s corner was flicked in at the near post by Umtiti.Once in front, France had even more space to exploit Mbappe’s pace, but it was a majestic piece of skill that nearly created a second with a backheel that again freed Giroud only for Mousa Dembele to block.Deschamps embraced his central defender on full time after the French held off a late rally from the Belgium teamRoberto Martinez introduced an extra attacker in Dries Mertens in an attempt to turn the tide and he nearly had an immediate impact as his cross was headed inches wide by Marouane Fellaini.That was as close as Belgium came to taking the game to extra-time, though, as Lloris parried a long-range piledriver from Axel Witsel.But for Courtois, France’s margin of victory would have been even greater as he made saves from Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso in stoppage time.For the generation of Hazard, De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, beating Brazil in the quarter-finals was meant to be the breakthrough on route to winning a major tournament.Instead, it proved to be another false dawn as France march on to Moscow.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Umtiti headed France into the lead after jumping across Marouane Fellaini before glancing his finish homeSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10 – Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to another bitter disappointment.France’s own supremely talented young squad will aim to make amends for defeat on home soil in the final of Euro 2016 in Sunday’s showpiece against England or Croatia.last_img read more

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was able to call on the likes of new signing Leroy Sane (L)for their pre-season clash with Borussia Dortmund © AFP / JIM YOUNGCHICAGO, United States, Jul 21 – Pep Guardiola’s start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund captain Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.Guardiola was able to call on the likes of new signing Riyad Mahrez and German Leroy Sane but his otherwise highly inexperienced, young team were unable to get the better of a Dortmund side who have already played one game this summer and looked far sharper in the opening match of this year’s International Champions Cup tournament. Gotze’s winner came in the 28th minute when American international Christian Pulisic was hauled down in the box allowing the midfielder who famously scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final to beat Claudio Bravo.Mahrez showed flashes of his quality yet Guardiola will be disappointed about the lack of cutting edge on show.With the bulk of his Premier League title-winning squad enjoying an extended break after their exertions at the World Cup, it was a vastly inexperienced side sent out by the Spaniard at Soldier Field.Mahrez, the $75 million signing from Leicester, made his debut while the precocious young English midfielder Phil Foden also started.There was a healthy crowd of 34,629 inside Soldier Field and although a young City side held their own early on, Dortmund created the better chances with Gotze pulling the strings together with Pulisic.Mahrez was City’s best player, who showcased his attacking threat with a decent run and cross midway through the first half.– A satisfied coach –But on 28 minutes the Germans were ahead.Alex Zinchenko, who is set to leave the club before the start of the English domestic season, brought down the lively Pulisic in the box and Gotze beat Bravo from the spot before Alexander Isak almost made it two soon after.Jack Harrison should have done better just before the interval when he miscued a shot from close range and then Mahrez forced a great save from Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz.Nevertheless, Guardiola would have been all too aware of his side’s lack of killer instinct.Jadon Sancho, who quit the Premier League club for Dortmund last August following a fall-out with Guardiola, was introduced in the second half and began promisingly.Joe Hart, the former England keeper, was making his first City appearance since August 2016 but it was opposite number Hitz who was almost beaten on 55 minutes when another Mahrez set-piece flew just past the post.Guardiola said his team played well despite not having a lot of time to train together.“It was really good for their futures because we played one of the best teams in Germany and we did many good things,” he said. “The courage, intensity and desire to play was very good. I’m so satisfied.”The Algerian’s cute pass set Lukas Nmecha through on 70 minutes but his finish was lacking before Hart produced an excellent point blank save to deny Mahmoud Dahoud.Dortmund, however, held firm to seal a deserved win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Court orders destruction of 4,000 DVDs worth €70k seized in Donegal

first_imgMore than 4,000 DVDs worth almost €70,000 have been destroyed following a court order.The DVDs were seized following a raid on a premises in Killea in December, 2011. Nobody was at the premises at the time, nobody was arrested and nobody has claimed ownership of the DVDs since..Garda Sgt Jim Collins told Letterkenny District Court the 4,065 DVDs were all counterfeit and represented a loss to the Irish National Federation Against Copyright Theft Limited (INFACT) of €69,105.He said his application, under the Police Property Act, was for the destruction of the DVDs which Judge Paul Kelly granted.Court orders destruction of 4,000 DVDs worth €70k seized in Donegal was last modified: February 18th, 2019 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:courtdestroyedDVDsKillealast_img read more

Sheffield United sign Brentford defender for club-record fee

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets LIVING THE DREAM targets LATEST LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Sheffield United have confirmed the club-record signing of John Egan from Brentford.Blades boss Chris Wilder identified the defender as his number-one target this summer. REVEALED moving on ⚔️📝 DONE DEAL | @SUFC_tweets make a club record signing 🔴⚪️⚫️ #twitterblades #ForgedAsOne #sufc— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 19, 2018Egan, 25, made 63 Championship appearances for the Bees in two seasons with the club after joining from Gillingham in 2016.He said: “As soon as I heard of the interest and how much the manager wanted me, I was really eager to get it over the line.“The fans have always been unbelievable when I’ve been here [Bramall Lane]. IN DEMAND center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade I am absolutely delighted to have signed for @SUFC_tweets today. I can’t wait to get started and be part of this great club. Looking forward to getting going with the lads now can’t wait to see you all at the Lane! ⚔️😀🔴⚪️— John Egan (@JohnEgan92) July 19, 2018“I really can’t wait to walk out at Bramall Lane in front of the fans.”Blades manager Wilder was delighted to complete the deal.He said: “We feel we’ve really got a quality signing at a great age.“He’ll make us better right now and he’ll make us better going forward.” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal woman has become one of the few people in the world – to get a second liver transplant.Anna Daly, a 48-year-old mother of one, received a new liver when she was living in Britain in 1990.And more than 20 years later she has been given a second liver, this time at a Dublin hospital. Her story has been released to help raise awareness by the Irish Kidney Association about transplants and donors.Anna was just 16 she she was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a serious condition where the body’s immune system attacks the liver. Untreated autoimmune hepatitis can lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and eventually to liver failure.She underwent her first liver transplant in King’s College Hospital in London at the age of 25. Some 22 years later she had her second transplant in St Vincent’s Hospital after the liver from her first transplant began to fail as illness returned.Anna has paid enormous gratitude to her husband Brian, her daughter and all the staff associated with the liver transplant programme, as well has her own GP. And she had special words for donors.“It is incredibly generous of the family to be able to do this because it means so much. It had given me another life. I have had a lot from life and this is a huge generosity,” she said.The Donegal mum wants people who want to be donors to tell relatives.“The message for me is to get people to talk about this issue not at a time when somebody is seriously ill,” she said.“Obviously that is going to be the time that it will be broached with them, but it would be really good if people…talked to their families about it. That way it doesn’t make it such a horrendous decision for the family to make at a time when they are losing somebody.” For further information go to www.ika.ieMIRACLE OF DONEGAL WOMAN WHO GOT SECOND LIVER TRANSPLANT was last modified: April 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Lifeboats tasked to rescue vessel in ‘horrendous conditions’

first_imgThe Portrush Lifeboat and Lough Swilly RNLI are assisting a fishing vessel which got into difficulty off the coast of Malin, Co. Donegal.The incident began last night when the Portrush Lifeboat Station received reports of a 15 metre fishing vessel with engine failure at 10.52pm on Sunday night, 10 miles north of Malin.A lifeboat was launched, but the severe stormy weather made for a difficult task of establishing a tow. The Portrush Lifeboat described the conditions as ‘horrendous’ as they secured a tow by 1.15am.The Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat was dispatched at 8.09am on Monday morning. The lifeboat is currently assisting with the landing of the vessel at Greencastle pier.The Portrush ALB is said to be making slow steady progress and the crews are expected to remain at sea for some time.Lifeboats tasked to rescue vessel in ‘horrendous conditions’ was last modified: October 3rd, 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:fishing vesselGreencastleLough SwillyMalinRNLIlast_img read more