A Thousand Stars to miss Lotto Classic

first_imgCaymanas Track Limited’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, has predicted that a maximum field of 16 will face the starter for the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup at Caymanas Park on Saturday, May 28, but recent Oaks winner A THOUSAND STARS will not be among them. The prestigious mile and quarter race which will be sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited for the 15th consecutive year offers a total purse of $3 million and is a major prep for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres. At yesterday’s Lotto Classic launch at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, Miller named A THOUSAND STARS among a list of 25 nominees but 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta disclosed at the end of the function that his charge will bypass the race as he claimed “conditions were stacked against her as she would have no chance against the colts with 57.0kg”. Instead, A THOUSAND STARS, who is owned and bred by DaCosta’s wife Elizabeth, will run on Labour Day, May 23, in an open allowance race for the Mark My Word Trophy over 1820 metres. The trainer added: “Whatever happens in the Mark My Word Trophy, she will take her place in the derby and St. Leger field as well. After that, it’s off to the breeding farm for her,” he stated bluntly. Three of those certain to start are the Anthony Nines-trained ORPHEUS, who was a fast-finishing second to FUTURE KING in the Post To Post 2000 Guineas over a mile then came back with a fast-time win over 1820 metres on May 11, the Guineas third CHACE THE GREAT and the vastly improved grey colt MR DOITBETTA whose owner/trainer Lorenzo Robinson, in expressing confidence ahead of the race, confirmed that the promising apprentice Hakeem Pottinger will again have the ride having won aboard him twice in recent weeks. In addition to the Lotto Classic, Miller said the programme will feature the 20th running of the Lotto Sprint Trophy grade one race over 1100 metres for a purse of $1.5 million, a race in which champion sprinter POKER STAR will headline the field, and the $1 million Lotto Juvenile Stakes for maiden two-year-olds over 600 metres straight. SVL has donated $300,000 to the purse of the Lotto Sprint. Also speaking at the launch were Diahann Guy-Shepherd, sponsorship, promotions and branding manager Supreme Ventures, along with Shane Dalling, newly appointed deputy chairman of CTL. Guy-Shepherd reminded the audience that SVL remains the foremost sponsors of horse racing at Caymanas Park, as Lotto Day marks the first of four race days on the calendar sponsored by the gaming entity ahead of the lucrative two-year-old triple crown series which kicks off on October 15 with the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres and concludes on Boxing Day with the $4.25 million SVL Jamaica two-year-old Stakes. STAKESlast_img read more

FOFI Calls for Support To Contain Ebola

first_imgA Grand Kru-based Non-governmental Organization, Friends of Franbarine International Incorporated (FOFI), is calling on local and international organizations to help urgently intervene in order contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.According to the executive director, D. Nyandeh Sieh, Sr, the deadly Ebola virus hit the county in almost a month and was necessary to begin fighting it at the early stage as a mean of avoiding any further spread to other places.According to him, it is important for county authorities and citizens of Grand Kru to focus on doing everything possible to contain or combat the Ebola virus in Parluken.‘We are calling on the county leadership not to allow the outbreak to spread to other parts of Grand Kru. The citizens are practicing communal farming where five to fifteen persons are occupying a single tent on the farm.  Worst of all, there are no health facilities in most of the areas,” he explained.According to him, the county was faced with inaccessible condition of roads for motor vehicles to ply easily, causing women to tote babies on their backs and walk long distances.He explained that, “If the deadly Ebola virus is allowed to spread to other parts of the county, it will surely be an uncontrollable disaster for the people and the county at large,” Mr. Sieh noted.Ebola, he said, can only be contained in Parluken if authorities of the county and citizens caring for Ebola victims, provide proper awareness, vigorously carrying out anti-Ebola messages in the area affected by the virus.He disclosed that, the organization was considering the establishment of an Ebola taskforce on the county level, district level, chiefdom level, clan level and town or community level in outscoring better result.“If these things are done as part of Ebola campaign and Ebola burial teams are established, we can effectively combat Ebola from the county,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Here are the first days of school for School District 60

first_imgBaldonnel Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: Grade 1-6Wednesday, September 16th: Kindergarten StudentsCharlie Lake ElementaryTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:50 am – 10:50 am)Wednesday, September 16th: Kindergarten StudentsClearview Elementary/Jr Secondary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:45 am – 10:45 am)Tuesday, September 15th: Kindergarteners (AM)Wednesday, September 16th: Kindergarteners (PM)Thursday, September 17th: Kindergarteners (All day)Hudsons Hope Elementary-Secondary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:45 am – 10:45 am)Taylor Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:44 am – 11:00 am)Tuesday, September 15th: Kindergarten StudentsAdvertisement Energetic Learning CampusTuesday, September 8th: (8:40am – 11:00am)Some of the schools in the district could not be reached to confirm their first days.The district urges parents to call the school their child plans to attend if they have any questions about when they are supposed to be at school. Duncan Cran Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:51 am – 10:51 am)Ecole Central Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: (8:50am – 10:50am)North Peace Secondary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: Grade 10, Grade 11 ELC (8:49am-11:18am) + Pancake Breakfast!Wednesday, September 9th: All other students, full Day.Robert Oglivie Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: All students (8:45 am – 10:45 am)Organization of kindergarten groups/classes will begin on Wednesday, September 9thAdvertisementcenter_img School is just around the corner, and since every school has a different starting time depending on the students, we’ve compiled a list to make it easier!Alwin Holland Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: Grades 1 – 6 (8:46 – 10:46 am)Full days for students on Wednesday, September 9th, (8:46-2:46 pm)Kindergarten teachers will contact parents on Tuesday, September 8th with further details.Bert Ambrose Elementary SchoolTuesday, September 8th: (8:45 am until 10:45 am) with their teacher from last year.- Advertisement -Bert Bowes Middle SchoolTuesday, September 8th: Grade 7 (8:45 am – 11:00 am)All other students will start on Wednesday, September 9th from 8:45 am – 2:54 pm.CM Finch Elementary  SchoolTuesday, September 8th: Grade 1-6 (8:42 am – 10:42 am)On September 9th and 10th, students will be in multi-age groups.Dr. Kearney Middle SchoolTuesday, September 8th : Grade 7 (8:45-11:00 am)Wednesday, September 9th: Grade 8 – 9 (8:45am – 2:12 pm)Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Liverpool target Salomon Rondon’s best bits

first_imgWith a move for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke seemingly stalling, Liverpool are now targeting Zenit St Petersburg forward Salomon Rondon.The Venezuelen striker has been prolific at Malaga, Rubin Kazan and now the Russian champions, which has alerted the Reds.But just how good was the 25-year-old this year? Check out the video above…last_img

Relief effort for Java quake lagging

first_imgRelief agencies across Los Angeles scrambled Tuesday to aid survivors left homeless by the weekend temblor in Indonesia that killed more than 5,400. But some say the Memorial Day holiday – and donor fatigue after disasters from the Indian Ocean tsunami to Hurricane Katrina – might have hampered donations. “I think they have charity fatigue,” said Richard Walden, president and chief executive officer of Operation USA of Culver City, which got fewer than 20 donations related to the Java earthquake. “None of (us) are getting blitzed with donations. We can’t start rebuilding lives and villages without private help.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Living in rice fields and makeshift shacks, more than 200,000 homeless survivors of Saturday’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake begged for food and water under a blazing sun as the official death toll rose to 5,427, The Associated Press reported. Compounding the disaster were fears that nearby Mount Merapi could soon erupt. On Tuesday, Burbank-based Islamic Relief teamed with the Mormon church to send $1.6 million worth of emergency supplies to the hard-hit region around Yogyakarta, the center of Saturday’s quake. A Boeing 747 cargo plane left Salt Lake City with 200,000 pounds of medical and other supplies. Islamic Relief has allocated nearly $1 million for quake-related emergencies and aims to raise an additional $3.7 million for victims of the disaster. But officials say donations have lagged after the tsunami, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the African food crisis and the Pakistani earthquake. “Donor fatigue has affected some people, but donations are coming in,” said Islamic Relief spokesman Mostafa Mahboob from Salt Lake City. “The need is always great.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has partnered with Islamic Relief, reported steady donations from church members. “Isn’t it great that Mormons and Muslims can work together,” said Garry R. Flake, director of humanitarian and emergency response for the Mormon church. “Our church leaders stress that this is humanitarian relief regardless of race or religion. It’s incredible.” The American Red Cross pledged an initial $219,000 to the Java relief effort. Also, the agency has sent relief workers from Washington, D.C., and tsunami-stricken areas. Nonetheless, Red Cross spokesman Michael Oko said contributions were “slightly less than we expected.” In Woodland Hills, the Rev. Adinata Biworo of Gereja Bethel Indonesia of Los Angeles appealed to his congregation for aid. The 100 members of the Indonesian-American Christian congregation raised $11,000 for tsunami relief and $13,000 for Hurricane Katrina aid. Biworo hoped to raise an additional $10,000 to help the mostly Muslim victims of the central Java quake. “We must do anything we can to help, no matter their race or religion,” said Biworo, whose wife’s family lives in Yogyakarta but were unaffected by the quake. “It is very important for us to support them. A lot of people still suffer.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want 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

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO RELEASE ULSTER FINAL TICKETS THIS FRIDAY

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTESUlster Final ticketsThe tickets for the Ulster final will be ready for collection on Friday night at 9.30pm after the Division 1 Glenswilly v Dungloe Reserve and Senior fixtures. Please collect your ticket between 9.30pm -10.00pm. If you are unable to collect please arrange for someone else to collect them for you. Please note anyone that has ordered tickets from the club are responsible for the tickets they have ordered. If however you cannot attend the ULSTER FINAL and have tickets available the club will help you get them sold again.Seniors/ReservesReserve/Seniors play this Friday 15th July against Dungloe at home in Glenswilly, The Reserve game throws in at 6.30pm and the Seniors will be at 8pm.U 12 girls A blitz takes place on Saturday at 11am in Glenswilly followed be Senior ladies who play Killybegs in the Championship at home on Saturday evening at 7pm.U8 game this SaturdayThere will be an U8s game this Saturday at home to Termon. The game throws-in at 10am and players are asked to be there for 9.40am.BingoThe bingo continues in the hall every Wednesday night at 9pm and players are asked to arrive early as crowds are increasing due to the greta cash prizes o offer each week. Best of luck ladsThe club would like to wish Neil and Michael the very best of luck in this Sunday’s Ulster Final against Tyrone. Let’s make it a long summer lads!Cul Camp thanksThe club would like to thank all the Boys and Girls that attended this year’s Cul camp last week .Apart from Mondays rain,  a great week was had by all the children .There is a lost and found Bag in the stand below the small notice board if anyone missing items eg clothing lunchboxes etc.It will be there for next few weeks only.There are a few Cul camp jumpers left behind on Thursday contact 0861611240 for those It might be an option for everyone to get these very popular Tops labelled / initialled as large number of the same tops around club at the moment. A special thanks to Donni Mc Cole the Cul Camps Head Coach this year , Siobhan ,Oisin, Tom and all coaches for their excellent work all week .Well done Everyone … NotesAnybody with anything for the notes ids asked to email them to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com before Monday night. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO RELEASE ULSTER FINAL TICKETS THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 12th, 2016 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 GAA noteslast_img read more

DD LOCAL: LIFFORD CENTRE OFFERS RANGE OF FREE COURSES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Local Notes• In the New Year we are hoping to run the ASIST programme (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) this is a two day skills building workshop in Suicide first aid delivered by the HSE. This course would be suitable for caregivers who regularly have contact with vulnerable groups in their work or role in the community. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773! • Mental Well Being Programme: This programme will run on a Monday Morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 7th October-9th December. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Self Management Course living a quality of life with a long term condition. Do you suffer from a health condition and would like to live a healthier lifestyle? If YES, this course teaches people the tools for management and self-core. It will cover for example, relaxation techniques exercise and healthy eating and much more. Courses are free of charge and are being held throughout the county. This programme will take place in Lifford on Wednesday 2nd October at 10a.m. For further information please contact Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. • Stress Management programme: This programme gives women the opportunity to share what they consider to be “Stress” as it relates to them and highlights the manifestation and impact of stress of the physical body. Participants will focus on their energies and will gain good tips and coping strategies on how to handle stress. This programme will run on a Thursday morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 24th-28th October. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• English Language Classes: Learn to speak/improve your English language skills. This is an accredited on the National Framework of Qualifications. Minimum of 7 participants. This is supported by the Donegal ETB. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Parent and Toddler Group: We are running a parent and toddler group on a Wednesday morning from 10.30-12.30 in the ABC Centre Lifford starting 2nd October 2013. All parents and toddlers are welcome to come and join the fun and activities.• Friday Fun Klub & Lifford Youth Club Presents The Rose of Clonleigh. See our local Hunks as you have never seen them before, in the Fir Trees Hotel Strabane on Saturday 21st September 2013@9.00p.m. Music by: Men in Black. Tickets: €10. Tickets are available at Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Driving Theory, Advanced Photography, Basic Computers and Gardening: The following classes will commence in the next few weeks in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Clothes Appeal: Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks”• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The new opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• New weight loss class on Thuirsdays from 6.30-7.30pm in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre €5.00 per class. There is no joining fee or no penalty fees. Weekly group meetings and weigh in. For more information contact Karen on 086 3470798 www.slimruswithkarenmcglinchey.com • Good Morning Service: We are currently looking for volunteers for our Good Morning Service in Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. Do you have a few hours per week to spare and would like to join our team of volunteers who make telephone calls to older people each week in their homes. Full training, Monitoring and support are provided for all volunteers. Contact us for more information on 074 93 21598.• Astro Turf Pitch available for hire midweek and weekends (daytime only) for more information contact the centre on 074 91 41773.• Counselling & Support Services: Free Confidential Counselling Support. You can avail of this service free of charge if you are 17 years or over, whether you are Male or Female. Service Available@ Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre, Castlefinn and Manorcunningham. Strictly Appointment Only. For Further information contact44 784 9223 114. • Young parents Pathways programme Start date to be confirmed: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773.• Writer’s Group: will be starting back on Wednesday 18th September from 2.30-4.30.• Knitting group: will be starting back on Wednesday 11th September from 8.00-9.30.• Just 4 Me Group: every Monday from 12.45-2.45.• 50+ groups: every Tuesday from 11.30-1.30.• Friday Club: every Friday from 11.00-1.00.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD CENTRE OFFERS RANGE OF FREE COURSES was last modified: September 20th, 2013 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:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

DDTV: MacCUMHAILLS HOPING TO PUT ONE OVER ON BURT IN SENIOR HURLING FINAL

first_imgThe Donegal GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final takes place tomorrow Saturday 12th September 2015 in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny at 3pm.The final is a repeat of last years final between Burt and MacCumhaills. Donegal TV got reaction from Boxer Jason Quigley & Burt GAA Chairman Sean McHugh about the Donegal Hurling Final this SaturdayNeedless to say Sean didn’t ask Jason to step outside to sort out their club rivalries! DDTV: MacCUMHAILLS HOPING TO PUT ONE OVER ON BURT IN SENIOR HURLING FINAL was last modified: September 11th, 2015 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:BURTdonegalfinalhurling finalSean MacCumhaillslast_img read more

Kevin Sharkey calls on President Higgins to release medical records

first_imgPresidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey has expressed his doubts over Michael D Higgins’ capability to work a second term in office. Sharkey, who is an artist from Donegal, said Michael D Higgins should make his medical records public to prove that he is fit and healthy to continue in the role.Sharkey said he would have no problem releasing his health records and would expect all Presidential candidates to do the same. President Higgins is now 77 years of age, and would be 84 at the end of his second term in the Aras.“At that age, if I was going for a driving test they’d want to check my eyesight,” Kevin Sharkey told Newstalk FM.“If I was going for an important job such as the presidency, of course they should make medical records available.“I’m happy to do that, I think all the other candidates should do that, because at 85 years of age, which is where he’d be on the second run. “That’s a pretty advanced age for someone who’s expected to go on 16 or 18 hour flights around the world.”Sharkey has previously said Michael D Higgins’ presidency is a ‘symptom of everything that is wrong in Ireland today.’On Higgins, Sharkey said: “His election has led to another seven years where we have an Irish President, supposedly representative of the Irish people, kow-towing to Europe, signing documents without any consideration for the long-term benefits of the Irish people and continuing the ongoing destruction of what I believe that Irish Presidents should be about.”Sharkey is seeking nomination to the Presidential race with an “Ireland First” policy in a reflection of Donald Trump in America. Kevin Sharkey calls on President Higgins to release medical records was last modified: August 17th, 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:Kevin SharkeyMICHAEL D HIGGINSpresidential race 2018last_img read more

Concern expressed over ‘dangerous’ bridge in Glenties

first_imgA community activist in Glenties has expressed concern over the current state of the Altar Bridge after it suffered damaged over the weekend. It is understood that part of the sidewall on the bridge had been hit on Sunday night and as a result had fallen into the river.Brian Carr, who recently ran in the local council elections in May, said two barriers had been put in place but the damage had left it in a dangerous situation. Barriers have been put in place following damage to the Altar Bridge in Glenties. Photo: Brian CarrHe said: “Please if you are driving or walking around Altar please do so with caution, as all that is stopping you from going into what is a very swollen river is two plastic barriers put there by locals.“This is a very serious health and safety situation.“I have reported it to the council.”Concern expressed over ‘dangerous’ bridge in Glenties was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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