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Uncle Taf takes feature

first_imgThe front-running UNCLE TAF staged a spirited rally in the closing stages to beat 2000 Guineas winner and 3-2 favourite UNCLE TAF by a head in the three-year-old and up open allowance feature over 1500 metres for the Fontainbleu Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. Offering odds of 9-1 in a knotty field of 14, UNCLE TAF provided recent Jockeys’ School graduate Jerome Innis with his first winner, becoming the fifth from the batch of 17 who started riding on the previous Saturday to ride a winner. Running in heavy underfoot condition caused by showers earlier in the day, UNCLE TAF raced into a commanding lead from early to turn for home four lengths clear of ALI BABA and 5-1 chance FRANFIELD. Although he was reeled in by ALI BABA and headed off a furlong out, Innis did not lose his composure and, flashing the right-hand stick, conjured up a late spurt from UNCLE TAF to regain the lead from ALI BABA under in-form Richard Halledeen within shades of the wire for a narrow win. Both finished clear of FRANFIELD in third as the winner covered the distance in the smart time of 1:30.3 behind splits of 23.0, 46.0, and a brisk 1:10.1 for the first six furlongs. A five-year-old chestnut gelding by Traditional out of the Star Attitude mare Zaza, UNCLE TAF is co-owned by the father and son team of Solomon and Owen Sharpe and bred by both. Solomon said of UNCLE TAF: “He ran too well for third behind Perfect Neighbour in the Governor General’s Stakes in grade one company on the previous Saturday and now, stepping down to open allowance company, felt he was light enough to rebound with a win with an apprentice who has worked him constantly at exercise. “This is a horse who not only won the Governor’s Cup (Lotto Classic) in 2013, but finished second in the derby and Superstakes,” he recalled. “He has earned close to $9 million in stakes and this was, in fact, his second win in his last four starts,” he added. Earlier in the afternoon, another new apprentice, 21-year-old Bebeto Harvey pushed out 3-5 favourite BORDER LINE for trainer Richard Azan to his first win in the annual renewal of the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres for $550,00 – $500,000 claimers. Leading jockey Shane Ellis (67 wins) rode two winners in the impressive two-year-old debutant ZUGULU for trainer Azan and 2-5 favourite STAN ROY in the fifth to widen his lead over closest rival Halledeen.last_img read more

‘Healthy’ Manuel showing no signs of slowing down for league-leading Aces

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours These scoring exploits made Manuel the sixth-best scorer in the conference and the top among locals.And Manuel has one person to thank for high caliber offense—two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso.“Coach Danny has been a very big help for me and for the other big men in the team,” said Manuel, who finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds against the Road Warriors. “We’re getting extra work out every day and we’re really pushing hard in practice.”Ildefonso started working as an assistant coach in Alaska at the start of the 2017-2018 season when the spot opened up after Louie Alas and Topex Robinson left for Phoenix.“What Vic’s done is all on himself because he’s been listening diligently,” said Ildefonso. “I’m just teaching him new techniques like attacking the basket and shooting from the perimeter.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Aces 6-foot-4 big man has wreaked havoc in the league putting up 24.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in eight games.And Manuel feels he’s in the best form of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think this is it,” said Manuel in Filipino after Alaska’s 120-11 win over NLEX Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’m healthy right now, I’m playing well, and I’ll just continue what I’m doing.”Manuel has scored at least 22 points in his last seven games and the only time his scoring dipped below 20 was during the Aces’ opening game loss t0 Rain or Shine, 109-103, in a game where he had 12 points. LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the tight race for the top spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, one man has stood out for one of the best teams in the league.Alaska is in the running for the No. 1 seed this conference with a 7-1 record and it’s largely because of its  power forward Vic Manuel.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

New Leaders Take over SASAFU

first_imgSalala, Sanoyea, and Fuamah Districts Development Solidarity (SASAFU) Incorporated has endorsed a new leadership to steer the affairs of the organization until March 28, 2016.Those confirmed into office by SASAFU Board Chairman are George Jonson, chairman, and D. Nailon Kaine, vice chair for administration. Others re-affirmed are Famata S. B. Kai, vice chair for operations and mobilization; Yarkpai J. C. Keller, secretary general; David Kankalan vice chair for fiscal affairs; Kollie Peterson, vice chair for men’s wing; Susanah Kaine, vice chair for women’s wing; Alex G. Nanoh, vice chair for youth wing; Rev. Amos Sackie, chaplain; and Viola Nanoh, treasurer.The slots of chairman and vice chair for Administration were filled on Monday at a retreat organized by the people of Lower Bong County. The vacuum in SASAFU’s leadership was created recently due to the death of Momo B. H. Tehmeh, Jr., who served as chairman.The retreat, chaired by Andrew S. Allakamenin, chairman of the board, co-chaired by John K. Sackie and other members of the board, brought together several prominent citizens of the county. They addressed issues of reconciliation and way forward for the organization.Recommendations were advanced aimed at holding members together to succeed in meeting the organization objectives. Leaders were cautioned to be accountable and transparent, but not to be driven by political euphoria. They stressed the need to focus on advocacy for more development programs for the districts.Due to unrelenting needs for development, economic empowerment, wealth creation, political balance in Bong County, coupled with other challenges amongst inhabitants of those from the lower part of the county, the residents unanimously agreed to unite themselves for the purpose of addressing some of their basic concerns since March 5, 2013.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amerindian rights are being eroded – Opposition Leader

first_imgAs Guyana celebrates Amerindian Heritage Month, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said he believes there is not much to celebrate, as many of Government’s promises have not been fulfilled; as such, he says, Amerindian rights and welfare continue to be eroded, although Government has defended its position.A number of unaddressed issues concerning Guyana’s First People were brought to the fore by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday. Addressing his weekly media conference, the PPP General Secretary said these issues continue to erode the rights and welfare of Amerindians.He pointed to several areas wherein Government has failed Guyana’s First People, and has explained that these issues should have been of paramount importance.“Not a single new Amerindian land title has been issued during his tenure, except for the ones that was prepared under the PPP,” he stated.He also noted that the President had dismantled the Amerindian Land Titling Unit, and he spoke of the US$10.7 million.Jagdeo had previously called for President David Granger to answer for the delayOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoin the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project. “When does he plan to give out the new Amerindian land titles? We left a significant amount of money to continue the work of giving out land titles,” he said.Jagdeo also said the coalition Government had slowed implementation of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) programme for the hinterland, although monies were set aside for this through the Guyana Red Investment Fund (GRIF) project.Another newer and even more worrying development, according to the PPP, has been the intrusive role of the Government in the declaration of new Local Authority Areas in Amerindian-titled lands, in violation of the 2006 Amerindian Act and the amendment to the Local Democratic Act 2006, which “removed any council established in an Amerindian community” from inclusion in LAAs.“This newer challenge is very serious. The Amerindian governance structure is a separate and distinct layer from the LAAs. Without notice or consultations, the Government included Amerindian villages and communities in gazetted orders to establish these new LAAs,” he charged. Describing them as impositions on the Amerindian people, Jagdeo’s party has said this reveals the scant respect the Government has held for the people and their elected leaders. Maicobie and Campbelltown’s opposition to their inclusion in the new township of Mahdia is striking, he said.“We hope their voices will be heard and obeyed. The new Annai NDC is a glaring violation of the Amerindian Act, with several titled villages becoming a Neighbourhood Democratic Council,” he charged.Government has been charged with failing to propose an alternative for the Hinterland Household Electrification Programme, and after four or five years of the solar systems installed by the PPP Government, there is no maintenance plans to provide new batteries.The PPP has said communities that were listed and expecting to receive their solar systems in 2015 were still waiting, as this project appeared to be abandoned by the Government.The US$17 million hinterland ICT programme, from the PPP’s LCDS, was also diverted to other targeted beneficiaries, and the industrial solar units acquired for the computer hubs in 100 Amerindian villages were diverted for executive use, yet another blow to the Amerindian development agenda.Only last month, at the National Toshaos’ Council (NTC) conference, the former Chairman Joel Fredericks put Government on blast for a number of unimplemented promises.According to Fredericks, Indigenous people were promised a number of things, including constitutional reform and the revision of the Amerindian Act of 2006.However, in the three years of the incumbent APNU/AFC Government, trust in the Government has been eroded by its failure to effectively act on these promises.Jagdeo also took umbrage at the group occasionally being labelled as “oppositionists” because they fight for their rights.last_img read more

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker named new Stevenage manager

first_img Teddy Sheringham Teddy Sheringham has been confirmed as the new manager of League Two club Stevenage.Sheringham, 49, leaves his role as attacking coach at West Ham to make his first foray into management.The former Tottenham and Manchester United forward, who earned 51 caps for England, replaces Graham Westley, whose contract expires on May 31.Westley’s final game in charge was the play-off semi-final second-leg defeat to Southend, which they lost 4-2 on aggregate.A statement on the club’s website read: “Stevenage FC have confirmed that former Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham and England international Teddy Sheringham will take over as as manager in the summer.“The 49-year old will arrive at the Lamex Stadium from West Ham where he spent last season as attacking coach.”Premier League club West Ham paid tribute to their outgoing coach on their Twitter feed.They tweeted: “West Ham United would like to wish attacking coach Teddy Sheringham all the very best in his new role as Stevenage manager.“The Hammers would like to thank Teddy for his hard work and contribution to the Hammers during the 2014/15 season.” 1last_img read more

‘I would have taken £10 for him!’ Tottenham fans celebrate £10m sale

first_imgThere will be corks popping across north London tonight after it was confirmed Tottenham Hotspur had sold Paulinho for £9.8million.The Brazilian, or so his passport says, midfielder was hailed upon his arrival at White Hart Lane with Argentina legend Juan Roman Riquelme comparing him to Premier League hero Frank Lampard.Sadly his £17million transfer two summers ago turned sour as he failed to hit the heady heights predicted of him when he lifted the Bronze Ball at the 2013 Confederations Cup, making just three Premier League starts last season.Now he will slink off to China with Guangzhou Evergrande for just a small loss, after some incredible sleight of hand from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, we presume.And Spurs fans were in the mood to celebrate.You can see the best reaction below… 1 Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho last_img read more

Premier League point-swing table: How team totals compare to last season’s tally

first_img 17 17 Leicester City’s fairytale rise to the top of the Premier League is well known to all.In the space of a year, the Foxes have gone from bottom of the table and fearing relegation to the summit and favourites for the title.It won’t be a surprise for you to learn Claudio Ranieri’s men have seen a huge points swing in that time.After 31 matches last season, Leicester had just 22 points and this season have 66 – an incredible 44 more.But who else have seen their tallies rise? Click the right arrow above to see which Premier League teams have had the biggest points swings… 17 9. Arsenal have -5 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 4. Everton have +7 points after 29 games compared to 2014/15 15. Liverpool have -10 points after 29 games compared to 2014/15 17 17 2. West Ham have +8 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 11. Manchester United have -9 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 7. Sunderland have the same points as last season after 30 games 17 16. Aston Villa have -12 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 17 17. Chelsea have -29 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15: Click the right arrow above to see which Premier League sides have the best point swing… 12. Swansea have -10 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 13= Newcastle have -10 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 8. Crystal Palace have -3 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 17 17 13= Manchester City have -10 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 17 10. Southampton have -6 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 5. West Brom have +6 points after 30 games compared to 2014/15 17 1. Leicester City have +44 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 6. Stoke City have +4 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 17 17 3. Tottenham have +7 points after 31 games compared to 2014/15 17 17 17 17last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal artist has struck gold after drawing a picture on a steamy window at his brother’s 50th birthday bash.Jim’s window picture entitled Band of Brothers’.Artist Jim Osborne was boiling the kettle at his brother’s home when he had an idea for a picture.He sketched it onto the steamed up window and when it was captured by incoming light, Jim thought the result was perfect. He took a picture of the steamed-up sketch and the results are breathtaking.Now his Steamy Windows collection has caught on and is even being sold by art dealer Charles Saatchi for €350 each.Not bad for a man who also earns a living with his window-cleaning company Shammy’s Window Cleaners!Jim also works in other forms including watercolours. But his name is graducally beginning to take off as the man behind steamy windows.His current steamy windows art can be view at An Grianan Theatre in Letetrkenny JIM’S STEAMY WINDOW FINGER PAINTINGS PUT HIM IN THE FRAME was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:artdonegalJim OsbourneSteamy Windowslast_img read more


first_imgPeople living close to the house police believed Kieran McLaughlin had been hiding out are living in fear in the belief the 58-year-old murder suspect is on the run in the area.McLaughlin (58), from the Galliagh area of Derry, is the man police believe shot dead Barry McCrory (35) in broad daylight in a flat in Shipquay Street on Thursday last.A huge cross-border manhunt has been ongoing since the shooting in an attempt to find him. The PSNI have warned members of the public who come across McLaughlin not to approach him but to immediately phone 999. Members of the Garda’s elite armed response unit surrounded the large cream-coloured dormer bungalow in which they thought the suspect was hold up at around 5.30pm on Friday.Neighbouring families were moved from their homes and allowed to return 18 hours later. No one was present in the house on Saturday afternoon. Although the curtains were open, the lights were on and blinds in a conservatory at one end of the house were closed.There was no sign of a forced entry and the only evidence of a police presence was flattened grass where armed response officers lay throughout the “stand off” and an empty one-litre water bottle.Nearby homeowners said they knew “nothing”  about the house at the centre of the drama while one woman revealed they were “fearful.” She said she also knew “nothing” about the house – located 50 yards on a hillside on the Brae Road about five miles from Burnfoot – but confirmed a man had been living in it.She said: “We were told there was a gun man in the house up behind us. When we were asked to leave we went and stayed in a hotel. When we returned after getting a phone call it was still not safe. We were not allow back in until 12 o’clock.”The said the whole experience had been “frightening.”She added: “We are even afraid to open our door.”Indeed, so fearful are residents living in the immediate vicinity of the house, they alert police to any strangers in the area. On at least one occasion an armed response team rushed to the area after being alerted by one neighbour who became fearful. The area was sealed off for a brief period and the armed unit withdrew a shortly time later are reassuring the family concerned.The PSNI carried out searches in homes – including those of family members – in the Galliagh area on the night of the killing – before naming McLaughlin as their suspect and releasing his photograph to the public.Estates in the Galliagh area are visited regularly by PSNI patrols mainly centred round Ederowen Park where McLaughlin’s daughter lives and a house he regularly visited.MURDER SUSPECT HUNT: BORDER RESIDENTS LIVING IN FEAR was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by johngerardShare 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:fearlivingmurdersuspectlast_img read more

Divers Hyundai Car of the Week: Save €0000s on this top class Tuscon!

first_imgDivers Hyundai, in conjunction with Donegal Daily, present this week’s star car, which you can save thousands on as part of our amazing March Madness offers!Check out this 161 DL Hyundai Tucson with only 58,931kms or 36,610 miles.This beautiful 1.7 CRDi Comfort Plus Tucson, which has been Ireland’s best-selling car since it was introduced into the market in 2016, comes with 17’’ Alloys, Rear Parking Assist System, electronic lumbar support, electric folding mirrors, auto air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition to mention but a few of the many features. 161 DL Hyundai Tucson at Divers HyundaiWhen you view this vehicle you will see that the previous owner treated it with a lot of T.L.C.If you are looking for a real bargain our ‘March Madness Car of the Week’ is reduced by €2,000 and is on offer at only €21,750. Call into our premises on Canal Road, Letterkenny or call us on (074) 9122600161 DL Hyundai Tucson at Divers HyundaiDivers Hyundai Car of the Week: Save €0000s on this top class Tuscon! was last modified: March 2nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:car of the weekDiver’s HyundaimotoringSALETucsonlast_img read more