Harvey at his best in Bonnie Blue Flag

first_imgLast season’s champion apprentice Bebeto Harvey enjoyed his best day in the saddle in 2017, thanks to three winners at Caymanas Park yesterday, including 1-5 favourite FRANFIELD in the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy open allowance feature over 1820 metres.This signalled a welcome return to form for Harvey who finished second to Omar Walker in last year’s jockeys’ championship with 63 winners.His three-timer comprised UNCLE VINNIE at 9-1 for trainer Gary Subratie in the third race over 1500 metres for maiden three-year-olds, FRANFIELD for trainer Richard Azan in the ninth, and FIERY PATH at 10-1 for trainer Donovan Plummer in the closing race over 1400 metres.Prior to yesterday’s meet, Harvey had ridden only three winners since the start of the season. However, he looked his old self in the saddle when bringing UNCLE VINNIE from last position after the lightly-raced colt had missed the break, and was in his element in the ninth when snatching FRANFIELD from the jaws of defeat to win the Bonnie Blue Flag by a short head from 5-2 chance BLUE DIXIE with three-time champion Dane Nelson aboard.FRANFIELD was ridden to chase the outsider PROUD OF NUCLEAR (34-1) for most of the way. He turned for home just ahead of the ever-present BLUE DIXIE who, responding to a bustling ride from Nelson, pointed midway through the last furlong. But Harvey, in a desperate last ditch effort on the outside, got the nose in front on the wire for a thrilling victory.”Franfield has always displayed grit and determination in his races, especially going two turns. Today was no different and we just made it,” said the 2.0kg claiming apprentice who started riding in September, 2015 along with 16 other graduates from the Jockey School.First of many triples”I felt good in the saddle today and this could be the first of many triples in the months ahead,” he added.In the absence of trainer Azan who was out of town, FRANFIELD was saddled by second generation trainer Gary Crawford, son of the late trainer Fitz Crawford. By Traditional out of Supa Lei, 6-y-o FRANFIELD is owned by former champions Elite Bloodstock Limited whose representative, Dr Graham Brown said the 2015 Superstakes winner “will have yet another shot at the Superstakes in November, providing he remains sound … . Remember, he won it again last year, only to be disqualified. Let’s see, for he truly relishes the distance of ten furlongs,” he was quick to add.Champion and leading trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled two winners on the 10-race programme comprising LOOSE CANNON, a 2-5 favourite with Omar Walker up in the opening race for native bred three-year-olds, and 3-5 favourite VISION in the fourth for high claiming horses over the straight.last_img read more

Senate Passes into Law Four Amended Chapters of Elections Law

first_imgThe Liberian Senate has voted unanimously into law four amended portions of the Elections Law, following exhaustive debates. The plenary’s decision followed a report from the Committee on Judiciary, Claims, and Human Rights and the Committee on Autonomous Commissions and Agencies on an Act seeking clarification on the Powers and Authority of the National Elections Commission with Respect to the Qualifications of Political Parties and Organizations and Independent Candidates for the Ensuing Election(s), Determination of Election Results and Determination of Election Disputes.The chapters amended include Chapter 2, Section 2.9, (n) and (t); Chapter 4, Section 4.14 and 4.15; Chapter 6, Section 6.9; and Chapter 9, Section 9.1 of the Elections Law.In their week-long discussions when the bill submitted by Grand Cape Mount County ranking Senator Varney Sherman was redrafted, the draft bill was changed, according to the Senators, to make it an amendment to the Elections Law, and to state specifically which chapters of the Elections Law is/are or will be affected after enactment into law.Accordingly, the bill now carries the title: ‘An Act to amend certain provisions of the elections law to clarify the powers and authority of the National Elections Commission with respect to the qualification of political parties and organizations for elections, determination of election results and determination of election disputes.’The draft bill reaffirms provisions of the Constitution and the Elections Law, that the NEC is the sole determinant of the qualification of political parties and political organizations and independent candidates for elections and the sole determinant of election results and election disputes, “except that the right of appeal is reserved to an interested party aggrieved by a decision of the National Elections Commission to appeal to the Supreme Court for review.”The draft bill allows at least five (5) days to file a complaint with the NEC, while a period of 15 days is provided for the NEC to review its decision after a petition has been filed. The draft bill also provides for “30 days to file an appeal within which a decision shall be made by the Supreme Court on all appeals to it; otherwise, the decision of the NEC shall be final, binding, and legally enforceable.”Further, the amended Act provides that “appeals to the Supreme Court shall not serve as a stay of decisions of the National Elections Commission, but that the NEC’s decisions shall be enforced pending the results of appeals from the Supreme Court.”In a brief engagement with Senate reporters, Senator Sherman, whose Judiciary committee helped to redraft his bill, said the amended law was necessary to avert future recurrence of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election episode, when five Senators suffered several months delay taking their seats after aggrieved candidates took their complaints to the Supreme Court. Senators Sherman, Gbleh-bo Brown of Maryland; Morris Saytumah of Bomi; Jim Tornolah of Margibi; and Conmany Wesseh of River Gee counties later took their respective seats.On one of the sticky issues, of compensation, Senator Sherman clarified that the bill agrees there should be no back pay for a complainant who suffers a delay in the adjudication of his case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Sen. Sherman at Tuesday’s hearing last_img read more

Cajon girls fall to Riverside Poly in opener

first_imgIt came 29 minutes into the game and gave the Bears a 2-1 lead. The Riverside Poly triumph came in the opening round of CIF-Southern Section Division III play, ending Cajon’s season. “Other than that first goal, they had no chances,” Bailey said. “But (Cajon) fought hard and never gave up.” Cajon, champions of the San Andreas League, was missing three starters for different reasons. They were goalkeeper Brittney Kanady, forward Felicia Vasquez and striker Shannon Mullen. Even with those players, Cajon would have faced a stiff challenge against Poly, which beat Cajon 3-1 in the Riverside Poly tournament on Dec. 22. Poly, the No. 3 team from the Ivy League, will face the winner of Mayfair vs. Corona Centennial in the second round Tuesday at Poly. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think (Cajon) let down after that goal,” Bears coach Rusty Bailey said. “They seemed a little dismayed that one went in.” Cajon coach Dexter Thomas agreed. “That took the steam out of us,” Thomas said. “We have some young defenders and they’ve had to battle hard in our last three games against San Gorgonio, Colton and Poly. We folded a little at that point. The kids came back and played harder later on, but not until after (Poly) scored another goal.” Leading by one at the half, Poly (11-6-7) scored its final goal at the 56-minute mark when Perea Channing picked up a loose ball in front of the net and delivered the ball into the left corner of the net. The Bears’ relentless attack erased a promising start for Cajon (14-10-2) that saw Angela Young score just two minutes into the match. Cajon led and had the wind at its back for the next 38 minutes before the half, but could mount nothing against the ever-present orange shirts. center_img SAN BERNARDINO – The ball bounced high off the right foot of Riverside Poly’s Christine Abel, impossibly high for anyone to handle, off a Cajon player’s head and into the Riverside Poly goal. The own goal – credited to Abel because she was the last Poly player to touch it – turned out to be the winning goal in the Bears’ eventual 3-1 girls soccer victory against Cajon. last_img read more

Doig River First Nations Visibility Project

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Doig River First Nations has started their Visibility Project at City Hall where the First Nations are using high-resolution window stickers featuring beaded artwork to be displayed throughout the community.Doig River First Nations wanted a symbol/image that best represented the FSJ Beaver Band, the original people. Beadwork was consistent in all the work Indigenous woman do, expressed Gary Oker, Doig River First Nations, and so the project also honours the importance of Indigenous women and the stories and love that is represented in beaded works of art.The art form of traditional beading has been important to the culture as decoration and has been a part of society for a long time shares Oker. Beads and beading were sought out as a way to trade as their beauty holds value, even today.- Advertisement -This project is a way to share the kindness and love that would be put into a piece of beaded art by encouraging the town to participate and share the symbology and representation of Indigenous artworks, shared Oker.City Hall already has three images and next will be the Airport, Oker is asking the community to reach out to participate and the First Nations will come out and hang the beautiful art in business or organizations windows.You can call (250) 827.3776 for more information on the project.Advertisementlast_img read more

Zambia shatter Starlets’ Olympic dream

first_img0Shares0000Zambia’s Copper Queens celebrate one of their goals during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Starlets at the Kasarani Stadium on November 8 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – Harambee Starlets’ hopes of making it into the Olympic Games for the first time in the country’s history came tumbling down like a pack of cards on Monday evening after bowing out in the penultimate round of qualification following a 1-0 loss away to Zambia.The Copper Queens went through 3-2 on aggregate having played to a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Nairobi and the second leg victory courtesy of Lushomo Mweemba’s freekick ensured they progressed to the final round of qualification. Starlets finished the game with 10 players after Ruth Ingosi was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle late in added time.David Ouma’s girls will now switch their attention to the CECAFA Senior Women’s Challenge Cup which kicks off this coming weekend in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Starlets were playing dangerously on the back foot in the opening half hour of the game and were only fortunate to go back to the dressing room still level at 0-0.Rachel Kundananji who scored in the first leg in Nairobi wasted two glorious opportunities to put the Copper Queens ahead, one from the penalty spot.In the 12th minute, she broke into the penalty area to face keeper Annette Kundu one on one, but fired the final shot against the crossbar.-Kundu great saveIn the 18th minute, she picked out Rachel Nachula with a brilliant defense splitting pass from midfield, but Kundu made a brilliant save one on one to block the resultant effort.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam vies for the ball with a Zambian opponent. PHOTO/FAZThree minutes later, the home girls won a penalty after danger girl Barbra Banda was axed inside the box by Sheryl Angachi  after dribbling her way into the danger zone.Kundananji stepped on the resultant spot kick but sent a timid effort against the crossbar with keeper Kundu also going the right way.Starlets slowly grew into the game and the penalty miss by Zambia seemed to have given them some renewed home. They had a sniff at goal in the 26th minute when Cynthia Shilwatso’s effort from distance was blocked for a corner.On the half hour mark, Mwanahalima Adam picked out Elizabeth Wambui with a superb split pass, but the latter’s shot went just over.-Shilwatso effort Shilwatso then forced the Zambian keeper into an acrobatic save a minute from halftime with a well struck freekick from range as Starlets continued knocking on the door for a goal.In the second half, the Zambians kept their pressure and it bore fruit in the 58th minute when Mweemba’s long range freekick slipped through keeper Kundu’s legs.Starlets tried to pile pressure knowing they needed two goals to turn the tie in their favor with coach David Ouma bringing in Topister Situma and Janet Bundi, but nothing could swing the pendulum in their favor.0Shares0000(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea fans ‘pray’ this player will leave Stamford Bridge in January

first_img Radamel Falcao 1 Radamel Falcao’s loan spell at Chelsea has not been the fairytale manager Jose Mourinho may have dreamed.Reports claim that the reigning Premier League champions have lost their patience with the form of the striker, and are prepared to terminate his season-long contract in January.Valencia are rumoured to be willing to offer the 29-year-old the chance to end his misery in England’s top flight.But how do Chelsea supporters feel about the possibility of Falcao leaving so soon?Some believe he should never have been signed given the Blues have such talent in their academy. Have a read of the reaction to the speculation, on Twitter, below.last_img read more

The incredible stat to make Tottenham Hotspur fans extremely happy

first_img Kane has six goals in Russia, hopefully there are more to come! In fact, there is one statistic from these Finals which should really instil a sense of satisfaction.No club has more World Cup goals at the tournament than Spurs with 12.After Kieran Trippier’s incredible free-kick put England 1-0 up against Croatia in the semi-final, Spurs officially moved one goal ahead of Barcelona.With Kane leading the way with six in the race for the Golden Boot, it is easy to see where half the goals have come from. Spurs players past and present, Kane and Modric lead the countries out As a Tottenham Hotspur fan, watching the World Cup can only bring about a great sense of pride.With Harry Kane leading England into the semi-finals against former star Luka Modric, the boys from north London are well represented. 2 Although Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are heading home after Belgium were dumped out by France, the Three Lions skipper will be hoping to add to his tally.And who could forget Heung-Min Son grabbing the second goal for South Korea when Germany were knocked out in the group stages! 2last_img read more

Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Loyola On Sunday

first_imgNext Game: Drake has a pair of midweek games early this week. The Bulldogs host Creighton on April 12 at 4 p.m. and then travel to Iowa on April 13 for a 5:30 p.m. game. The Bulldogs welcome Missouri State next weekend, April 15-16, at Ron Buel Field in a three-game MVC series.Print Friendly Version CHICAGO – The Drake University softball team defeated Loyola by scores of 4-0 and 7-5 on Sunday to complete a series-shortened sweep. The teams played a doubleheader at Loyola Softball Park after the doubleheader scheduled for Saturday was postponed. Full Schedule Roster Loyola scored two runs in the third inning off game two Bulldog starter senior Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa). The Ramblers then loaded the bases the next inning as McKinnon exited and Newman entered the contest. Newman walked in one Ramblers run, but rebounded with back-to-back strikeouts to limit the damage. Creighton 4/12/2016 – 4:00 PM In the second game, Drake raced to a 7-1 lead behind a pair of home runs by sophomore Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). Smith launched a three-run home run in the first inning and two innings later launched another three-run shot. Sowa drove in Drake’s other run in the first inning with an RBI single. Drake (23-12, 11-0 MVC) was led by sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) who pitched a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in the first win on Sunday. Newman then came on in relief in game two and pitched 3.2 innings and allowed one run on one hit with seven strikeouts to help seal the second victory. With the two wins in the circle, Newman improved to 16-6 overall on the season. Smith and Sowa each had two hits to lead the offense. Smith finished with a career-high six RBI. Freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), Smith and Sowa each scored two runs.center_img In the first game, Drake jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Bulldogs used aggressive base running to score the first run as freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) executed a double steal and Loyola’s catcher committed an error to allow Frank to score. Later in the frame, junior Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa) drove in a pair of runs with an RBI single. Loyola added one more run in the sixth inning with a two-out run-scoring single to trail 7-5, but Newman had another key strikeout to end the frame. Newman then retired the Ramblers in order in the final inning for Drake’s fourth-straight MVC series sweep. Watch Live Chambers had three RBI while Frank and sophomore Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) each had two hits. Preview Chambers drove in the Bulldogs’ final run with an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. Newman allowed one hit by the Ramblers in the first inning and one hit in the fifth inning. Live Statslast_img read more

LOCK YOUR CARS! THIEVES STRIKE AGAIN AS OWNERS LEAVE DOORS OPEN!

first_imgTHIEVES have struck again – with the help of their victims.Despite numerous warnings from Gardaí throughout County Donegal in recent weeks, car owners continue to leave their vehicles unlocked outside their homes.So little wonder thieves had a ball when they raided nine cars in Buncrana at the weekend. All of them had been left unlocked – making the thieves’ job very easy indeed.To make matters worse for the vehicle’s owners, personal items taken during the robberies will not be covered by their car insurance companies.It’s just the latest theft spree involving raids on unlocked vehicles in Kilmacrennan and Termon earlier this month.Gardaí are again appealing to people to lock their cars at all times. Earlier this month 15 cars were raidedLOCK YOUR CARS! THIEVES STRIKE AGAIN AS OWNERS LEAVE DOORS OPEN! was last modified: May 12th, 2014 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:buncranacarkilmacrennanthieveslast_img read more

CYCLIST KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED FOLLOWING CRASH WITH VAN

first_imgA cyclist has been killed and a second rushed to hospital after a collision with a van in Inishowen this morning.The road where the cyclist was killed will remain closed for the rest of the day.The accident happened on the Redcastle to Gleneely Road at Moneydarragh just after 9am.The first cyclist, in his 40s, was killed instantly following the collision. The second has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but his injuries are not understood to be life-threatening.The driver of the van was treated for shock but was not physically injured.The road is now closed to allow for an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.It is likely to remain closed for the rest of the day. CYCLIST KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED FOLLOWING CRASH WITH VAN was last modified: October 17th, 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:CYCLISGardaiInishowenkilledlast_img read more