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Rally Baby to catch them

first_imgToday’s 10-race programme at Caymanas Park will be highlighted by the annual renewal of the restricted allowance race (non-winners of three) over 1100 metres for the Howard Phillipps Memorial Trophy. The race has attracted a competitive looking field of 11, including the LUNAR ROCKET, SUNDANCE, LOTTERY TICKET and ZEPHYR, who all have good speed and should ensure a fast pace. Also expected to figure are the come from behind horses RALLY BABY, MISTER BONES and the recent winner MY COMPANION. One thing is sure, the Fitznahum Williams-trained filly LUNAR ROCKET should prove fastest of all and could just stave off the challenges with the trip now reduced. She carried the field to the last furlong over 1200 metres on January 14, but shortened in the last 100 metres and was relegated to fifth by the fast-finishing CLASSY AVIATOR, MISTER BONES and LOTTERY TICKET in a blanket finish. LUNAR ROCKET, the mount of Robert Halledeen, will be happy over this shorter trip and is going to prove a tough opponent with 52.0kg. Preference, however, is for RALLY BABY, to be ridden by champion apprentice Bebeto Harvey for trainer Richard Azan. He lost out in a photo finish to KING D in a fast-run round five race (0.59.1) on November 26 and reporting in good nick (working well), catches my fancy from the lenient mark of 52.0kg. Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, RADICAL who lost out by a nose to DONTAE over a mile recently, is tipped to go one better in the third race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds. The bay colt from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta will be happier over this trip and is preferred to PROUD OF NUCLEAR in a field of nine. Other firm fancies on the card are ZACKONTHEATTACK to complete the hat-trick in the second, PARTY CITY in the fourth, the debutante LIGHTNING LILY (working well) in the sixth for maiden three-year-olds and DREAMLINER to stave off CHACE THE GREAT in the ninth for overnight allowance horses. PHOTO FINISHlast_img read more

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BIN Commissioner Visits Lofa’s Borders

first_imgThe head of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Commissioner Lemuel Reeves, Monday, April 14, traveled to Lofa County to visit “every functioning border,” in that county.Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview at his BIN office last Tuesday, April 8, Commissioner Reeves explained that they were working closely with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare to protect the public; especially around the border regions where the current Ebola virus outbreak in the country began.According to him, “there will be two border visitation teams; one will leave for the Southeastern region, and I will take the other team to Lofa where we will inspect those borders and come up with recommendations for the Health Ministry in the fight against this [Ebola] virus.”He expressed his opinion that closing the borders would not solve the problem of the virus being spread and added “We are working with the MOH and our other partners to protect the country against the spread of the virus while keeping the borders safe.”Mr. Reeves said BIN officers at various borders have received protective gear from the Health Ministry.He said that the country’s borders were very porous, with an unofficial estimate of over 130 illegal pathways being used by people from neighboring countries.“The visits to the various borders in the region are important because we need to know what is happening in those areas and what major things we can work on to stop the Ebola virus from spreading,” The Commissioner explained.According to him, BIN has been working closely with chiefs, villagers, and other community residents to protect the unofficial routes of entry into the country. He said that some villagers have been able to notify officers at the borders about illegal crossings taking place. As a result of this, measures have been put in place to watch the borders effectively.The Commissioner commended all of BIN’s partners, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He also commended the GoL, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, for ensuring that BIN is capacitated to protect the borders of Liberia and its people.“We have a total of 176 borders guarded by Liberian security personnel. Last year only 36 were fully operational, and we added an additional nine to increase it to 45. We are making sure we add 15 every year so the number will be gradually increased by 2017,” he stated.Commissioner Reeves said the BIN was low on vehicles to run its many operations on the borders of the country.“We managed to get some bikes through the office of the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, in 2010. These vehicles are no longer in good condition, and we still have to carry out regular border patrols to ensure the best protection for the nation,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dirki Glay on Target

first_imgLiberian Indonesia based defender Dirki Glay was on target for his team during the weekend when they drew 2-2 against Mitra Kukar.Defender Glay’s side, Persiba Balikpapan, took the lead in the 37th minute and later extended it in the 44th minute through Glay. Persiba Balikpapan is now in the 13th position with 27 points out of 25 games. The team has been unable to get a win since it won its match on October 9, and will return to action on October 29 against 15th place Gresik United.Also in the Indonesian Soccer Champions A, Eric Weeks’s Madura United, currently on top of the league table, were unable to get all three points after they came from behind to secure a point when Patrich Wanggai got a late goal for Madura in the 93rd minute.Madura United may likely drop to 2nd place if Arema FC who is currently 3 points behind Madura United get a win against Persipural Jayapura today. A win for Arema FC will see them move to 1st place on goal difference.Malaysia In Malaysia, former Barrack Young Controller (BYC) defender, Teah Dennis, who is on loan to Malaysian club Sarawak, featured for the full 90 minutes when his side defeated PDRM 2-1 during the weekend.Teah Dennis’ Sarawak went down in the early minutes of the first half after Guilherme of PRDM got the opener in the 27th minute.Sarawak later leveled things up through a late first half goal in the 47th minute.The match later turned the other way when defender Dennis’s side got a late goal in the 86 minute.Sarawak now has 27 points out of 22 matches and currently sits in the 8th position of the Malaysian Super League table.Teah Dennis played the full 90 minutes in nine matches since joining the club on a loan deal.Also in the Malaysian Super League, Zah Krangar and Francis Grandpa Doe’s Felda United was defeated by 1-0 as they struggled in 2nd place with 15 points behind the league leaders.Krangar was in the starting eleven, while striker Grandpa Doe was absent from the team’s squad.Midfielder Krangar has so far scored four goals since the start of the season. His last goal was scored when his side drew with Teah Dennis’s side 3-3 on September 24, while his team mate Francis Doe now has 6 goals since the start of the season. He scored twice when his side defeated his fellow compatriot, Patrick Wleh’s side 2-1 on July 26.Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh who was last in action on September 24 when his team lost 0-1 to Erick Weeks’s former club, Perak, has only registered his name twice on the score sheet this season.Teah Dennis, Zah Krangar, Francis Doe and Patrick Wleh are the four Liberian players currently playing in the Malaysian Super League.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Crime Chief decries lack of DNA testing capability at Forensic Lab

first_imgHead of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Wendell Blanhum has stated that the lack of DNA testing at the Forensic Laboratory located in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, is a “sore problem” affecting the work of his department.“They lack the capability to do DNA testing, so this is a sore problem, it’s a sore issue and we still have to rely on (overseas partners). Of recent, we have been engaging the Brazilian authorities,” the Crime Chief said on Tuesday during the “Hot Seat” – a local radio programme.The Forensic LabAccording to Blanhum, only on Monday he contacted the Brazilian officials regarding the testing of samples from the decomposed remains, believed to be those of 39-year-old Lilwantie Balack, called “Darling”, that were found in the backyard of Lot 117 Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder home she shared with her 45-year-old husband, Sunildat Balack, called “Redman”.“I spoke with the liaison officer and we are making arrangements to have the samples sent to Brazil to analyse,” the Crime Chief noted. Nevertheless, Blanhum pointed out that as the Force was able to use the local Forensic Lab for drug analysis, he was confident that it would soon be able to do the same with DNA testing.“I think very shortly, we will have that capability. I spoke with the Director of the Forensic Lab and I basically expressed my concern to him and he has assured me that very soon, they will be going down that avenue to do DNA testing.“But it’s a very costly exercise and at the end of the day, I think it will do us great justice, particularly the relatives of those victims, so that they can have the results in a very timely manner,” the Crime Chief said.Over the years, the Guyana Police Force has had to resort to using overseas laboratories to conduct DNA testing for several high-profile cases, including the murders of Babita Sarjou; British teen Dominic Bernard; former Demerara Bank employee Sheema Mangar, and MFK Trading owner Mohamed F Khan.This is due to the fact that the Forensic Lab is yet to be outfitted with the necessary instruments to conduct basic DNA and gun residue testing which are internationally recognised.However, back in February, Government had approved some US$32,524 to honour outstanding payments to a Barbados security firm, IED, for the completion of works that will see the Laboratory equipped to provide these services.The firm was responsible for installing the security system at the Laboratory by way of a contract in 2012 and providing consultation oversight in 2013, during phase one of the project, but this never materialised because of the outstanding payments owed by Government.The firm will, therefore, be required to complete its work on the Laboratory, along with completing the training of persons who are going to operate the facility. The technical and electrical issues that were discovered a while back will also be rectified as soon as the contractors return to work.The Public Security Ministry last year commenced building the capacity of the Forensic Lab to prepare the facility for DNA and gun residue testing. Additionally, discussions were held for the procurement of rapid DNA and gun residue testing devices.Improving the Forensic Laboratory’s effectiveness towards preventing and conducting criminal investigations is the second component of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP). This component is being funded at a cost of US$5.5 million through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).last_img read more

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Fort Nelson Mayor responds

first_img Canfor posted profits in the second quarter of this year after of multimillion dollar losses in the first quarter of 2008 and the fourth quarter of 2007. Fort Nelson mayor Chris Morey says she’s worried about the impact of the Tackama Plywood plant closure on Fort Nelson families. Canfor announced today that it would close its Tackama operations indefinitely at the end of October, resulting in a loss of 290 jobs in the small community. The closure will also result in an indirect loss of employment. Earlier this year, that number was estimated to be about 250.- Advertisement – Mayor Morey says only time will tell how dire the effects of the closure will be for the community, but she hopes that new shale gas developments in the area will provide jobs to ease some of the job losses ahead. The announcement comes on the heels of Morey’s confirmation that she will not be seeking re-election this November. However, she says that fact won’t stop her from using her remaining time in office to find jobs for laid off workers in the community. [asset|aid=411|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0d7534a9463bdbdf8128c9ec86988044-Morey – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

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Traffic Stop turns into drug arrest

first_imgDuring the early evening hours Monday, the RCMP located a vehicle near Silvers Cold Beer and Wine store with four people inside with open liquor.  RCMP members then noticed a bag of marijuana in plain view, which lead to a search of the vehicle.During the search, the RCMP located 4 ounces of cocaine with a street value of over $7,000.  A 25 year-old male was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.  The male was released on bail after a decision made by a Judicial Justice of the Peace.- Advertisement -The Dawson Creek RCMP state they are actively investigating and putting pressure on those in the drug trade and would like to thank the citizens of Dawson Creek for their support in these efforts.  If you have any information about the drug trade in Dawson Creek, call the detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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LNG Revenue-Sharing Agreements Announced

first_img“These agreements mean the Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams will share a portion of the revenue from Aurora LNG and Woodside’s proposed LNG development at Grassy Point, near Prince Rupert,”  said Premier Christy Clark during a noon-hour announcement today.“I applaud the vision and commitment of the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla leadership and their communities,” said Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad. “This kind of collaboration with First Nations will underpin the economic security of their communities now and in the future and create greater certainty for the First Nations, industry and government.”According to a government release, the signings are the 23rd and 24th economic benefit agreements reached with First Nations since 2011, and it says, the  fifth and sixth of the 10 new non-treaty agreements the Province has committed to reaching over the next two years. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Two-goal Mane praises ‘strong’ Liverpool teamwork

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool forward Sadio Mane struck twice in a 4-0 rout of West Ham © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Senegal’s Sadio Mane said Liverpool’s free-scoring is due to good teamwork after his brace helped last season’s Champions League finalists to an impressive 4-0 thrashing of West Ham in their Premier League opener on Sunday.The 26-year-old scored either side of half-time with Mohamed Salah opening the scoring and Daniel Sturridge adding a late fourth in a campaign that many have predicted Liverpool will be champions Manchester City’s main challengers. “We did a great job and created many chances,” Mane told the BBC.“We played well from the beginning to the end.“Before the goal it’s always important to start the game well which is what we always try to do.“Scoring made it more relaxed for us and we try to work hard and push as a team onto the fourth.”Mane, who appeared to be offside for his second goal, said he and Salah might take the plaudits for being on the scoresheet but their team-mates merited just as much praise.“We try to do our best to score goals for the team because without those we can’t do anything,” said Mane.“It’s the teamwork, we do things together. We will try to score more goals.“We have a strong team. That will help us to push hard and fight to do our best.”Liverpool have spent big in the transfer market and Guinean midfielder Naby Keita — who signed last year but joined from RB Leipzig for this season — stood out of the new arrivals in the number eight shirt which was last worn by Steven Gerrard.“Naby Keita is a good player, you can see that and he’s only going to get better,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner told Sky Sports.“Coming into a new team is not always easy. You can only imagine how good he’s going to be with more time with the boys.“He’s top quality and like all the signings we’ve brought in there’s even more competition. That’s what you want.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool face Atletico in Champions League last 16

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp takes part in a press conference on the eve of his side’s Champions League match against NapoliNYON, Switzerland, Dec 16 – Liverpool will return to the scene of their 2019 Champions League triumph after they were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the competition on Monday.The two-legged tie which includes one fixture at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano, where Jurgen Klopp’s men lifted the trophy in June, and another at Anfield will be one of the highlights of the opening knockout stage. Another will be Real Madrid’s clash with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, who are trying to win the European crown for the first time.Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain, who have fallen at the last 16 stage in the last three seasons, were pitted against Borussia Dortmund while Frank Lampard’s youthful Chelsea face European masters Bayern Munich.Last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham, now led by Jose Mourinho, must beat German side Leipzig to reach the quarter-finals and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus face France’s other representatives, Lyon.Barcelona will play Napoli and surprise Italian qualifiers Atalanta were drawn against Valencia.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Dallas to host 2007 All-Star Game

first_imgThe Dallas Stars will host the 2007 NHL All-Star Game at the American Airlines Center. “The team and the organization are very excited about the All-Star game coming to Dallas,” Stars spokesman Rob Schichili said Saturday. “Dallas has become a hockey city.” The date of the game will be announced Jan. 23. The NHL hasn’t held an All-Star Game since 2004. The 2005 game was wiped out by the league’s lockout, and this season’s game was dropped so players can participate in the Winter Olympics. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson DiPietro ailing: New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro was diagnosed with a mild left knee sprain and is day-to-day. DiPietro, recently selected to the U.S. Olympic team, was injured Friday night at Ottawa when he fell to the ice during a scramble that led to Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson’s tying goal at 6:29 of the first period. Garth Snow replaced DiPietro, who needed help from his teammates to get to his feet and skate off. The injury appeared to be serious at first, but by the time the game was over DiPietro wasn’t favoring either leg. DiPietro faced six shots in New York’s 4-3 loss. He is 13-12-2 record with a 3.45 goals-against average. Lightning aide faces surgery: Tampa Bay associate coach Craig Ramsay is scheduled for prostate surgery and will be away from the team for two weeks. center_img Ramsay, diagnosed with prostate cancer in September, will have surgery Friday in Tampa, Fla. The 54-year-old Ramsay, who has been with the Lightning for six seasons, hopes to rejoin the team for a West Coast road trip in January. He played 14 seasons in the NHL and has coached with Buffalo, Florida, Ottawa and Philadelphia. 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

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