P W D L GF GA GD Pts 1. Leicester City 34 21 10 3 59 33 26 73 2. Tottenham 34 19 11 4 64 25 39 68 3. Man City 34 18 7 9 62 34 28 61 4. Arsenal 33 17 9 7 56 34 22 60 5. Man United 34 17 8 9 42 30 12 59 6. West Ham 34 14 14 6 57 43 14 56 7. Liverpool 33 15 9 9 56 43 13 54 8. Southampton 34 14 9 11 45 35 10 51 9. Stoke City 34 13 8 13 37 47 -10 47 10. Chelsea 33 11 11 11 49 45 4 44 P W D L GF GA GD Pts 11. Everton 34 9 14 11 53 48 5 41 12. Watford 34 11 8 15 33 40 -7 41 13. Bournemouth 34 11 8 15 41 57 -16 41 14. West Brom 33 10 10 13 31 40 -9 40 15. Swansea 34 10 10 14 34 45 -11 40 16. Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 36 45 -9 39 17. Norwich City 34 8 7 19 35 60 -25 31 18. Sunderland 33 7 9 17 39 57 -18 30 19. Newcastle 34 7 8 19 36 62 -26 29 20. Aston Villa 34 3 7 24 23 65 -42 16
The 38th running of the Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres will take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today. Billed as ‘A Day with the King and his Horses’, the nine-horse field for the prestigious invitational race with a purse of $4.5 million includes last year’s winner FRANFIELD with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for trainer Richard Azan; two-time winner TYPEWRITER to be ridden by Robert Halledeen for trainer Spencer Chung, as well as the reigning “Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM with leading jockey Omar Walker again riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, stable-companion PERFECT NEIGHBOUR with Orlando Foster aboard and this year’s St. Leger winner BIGDADDYKOOL with champion apprentice Linton Steadman riding for topline trainer Anthony “Baba’ Nunes. The above mentioned horses should ensure a highly competitive race and the winner is sure to emerge from this group. All have looked sharp in their preparation, especially SEEKING MY DREAM and the three-year-old gelding BIGDADDYKOOL, both of whom have already won over the distance this season, BIGDADDYKOOL winning both the St. Leger and Lotto Classic (Governor’s Cup) over same and having improved, could make it close. HOPING FOR THE BEST FRANFIELD, who won the Governor General’s Stakes over the distance by four lengths from PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, is also in good nick for the race and Azan is hoping for the best. He is quietly confident: “He won convincingly a year ago, is a better horse this year having beaten Seeking My Dream in the Chairman’s Trophy in March and Perfect Neighbour in the GG Stakes. He is not only fit but has a lot of heart and I am expecting another big run from him,” said Azan, who has won the Superstakes a record nine times, including four in a row with MENUDO (1999-2002). For me, however, the choice has to be SEEKING MY DREAM now that his main rivals are sitting level with him in the scales. The class horse of the field, SEEKING MY DREAM should at last provide DaCosta with that elusive success in the only major race he is yet to win in a career spanning 40 years. Owned by Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, the 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 “Horse of the Year” Alsafra notched his last win over the distance in the Prime Minister’s Stakes on August 6 under topweight of 57.0kg, and although humbled by top sprinter BUZZ NIGHTMARE In the recent Gold Cup over 1400 metres, has worked impressively for today’s assignment. Elsewhere on the 12-race programme, the Philip Feanny-trained BUZZ NIGHTMARE looks a cinch for the GLEN MILLS O.D. Caribbean Sprint, while it should be the Nunes-trained HOUDINI’S MAGIC ahead of old rival BRAWN in the Coco Cola Invitational Mile. Post time 11:00 a.m.
Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine was on Wednesday presented with a concise document, created by the European Union, in relation to the restoration of City Hall’s deplorable structure and ways in which the space can be utilised to garner independent revenues.EU Ambassador Jernej Videtič handing over the document to Mayor Ubraj Narine and Deputy Mayor Alfred MentoreEU Ambassador to Guyana, Jernej Videtič made the presentation to the Mayor alongside Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentor.Speaking with media operatives after discussions between the two parties, Videtič explained that some £280,000 was expended to craft the document, bringing new ideas to the restoration project. He noted that some plans include using the historic building as a tourism spot, where it can be booked for special events to earn money.“We have handed over plans for the restoration of the City Hall. This cost the European Union £280,000 to produce. We were speaking on how to realise this plan and restore the City Hall to be used for tourism and how to use the City Hall for future generations for weddings, concerts, receptions so that [it] can generate its own [revenue] and be sustainable. And other ways to fund this restoration because it’s not cheap. On the long term, the money that we invest will come back through this business model,” the Ambassador revealed.Adding to these talks, implications of the impending oil sector was also discussed along with strategies to lure potential investors. Urban planning was mentioned as a key factor in this transition.“We spoke about Georgetown and its future and where we could assist the city especially in the view of the future oil revenues and investments coming into Georgetown by foreign investors and European investors. We agreed that the city needs to plan better, especially the urban planning so that future investors would know where they could invest and build and how to make Georgetown a financial hub,” Videtič explained.Narine, for his part, labelled the meeting as a fruitful one, highlighting that the Council was working to execute these projects.The Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has pegged the overhaul of the City Hall building at over $400 million, and noted that stakeholders would strive to attain funding for the rehabilitation works.Last May saw the hosting of a two-day workshop at Duke Lodge to facilitate a study for a Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan for the 19th Century structure.The project is an EU-funded initiative that was formed out of collaboration with the M&CC and the National Trust of Guyana. The assessment plan falls under a contract, which has special focus on the physical and structural state of City Hall and the City Engineer’s Building.The building has suffered much neglect over the years even though millions of dollars have been allocated to facilitate repairs, including some $20 million in 2012.
A 25-year-old pork-knocker was on Saturday killed after being hit by a falling tree in Obanna Backdam, Kuribrong, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The dead man has been identified only as “Navesh” of Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), who was working on a dredge in Region Eight.Guyana Times understands that the miner along with two of his coworkers were jointly working in the area with a three-inch water pump and four-inch engine.However, at about 11:00h, it began raining. The rain was accompanied by heavy winds. This newspaper was told that shortly afterwards, one of the workers heard a cracking sound and observed that trees were about to fall.This newspaper was told that he raised an alarm for his workmates to run, but according to reports, “Navesh” stood and began looking up at the falling trees. A large branch from one of the falling trees then struck him to the head as he started to run.The man was picked up by public-spirited citizens and rushed to Obanna Landing, but on arrival, his body appeared to be lifeless. Nevertheless, he was then taken to Powese Landing. On Sunday, Police ranks examined his body and discovered a large wound to the back of his head.Meanwhile, according to Police Commander of that region, Superintendent Ramesh Ashram, the man’s cause of death can only be confirmed when a post-mortem examination is conducted.Although there is a wound to the back of his head which allegedly occurred when the tree fell on the man, investigators said they have not yet concluded their investigation and will do so after the PME results have been submitted.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The first set of events kick off tomorrow for the OCP (official community plan) in Fort St. John.The city would like the public’s opinion on what to do going forward to make Fort St. John the best it can be.The first set of events will be discussions at Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe starting tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.- Advertisement -There are also sessions on the 15th and 16th of June at Whole Wheat and Honey from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.Contact Jeryn Mackey for more information and to ensure a seat.You can also take the survey that is available online or take a look at one of the many other options to get your opinion heard.Advertisement You can find more information here.
Moville GAA NotesLOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The €50 runner up prize went to Claire the baker. The numbers were 5,8,16,24. Next weeks jackpot €5,300.Thank you for your continued supportCONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Patrick Faulkner and Cathal Mc Laughlin who played for Donegal U15s in their victory over Derry in Owenbeg on Saturday. FUNDRAISING DRAWThe club are running a draw for two All Ireland final tickets. The draw will take place on Friday the 19th of Sept in the Trawlerman Bar tickets are €3 each available in most shop and bars in the parish also available from club members.UNDER 13 FOOTBALLThe U13’s got their league campaign underway on Thursday evening with a home win over Buncrana. Best for Moville were Erin Coyle, Aisling McDermott & Claire Browne. Next up is a home game against Convoy.UNDERAGE SATURDAY MORNING Underage training returned last Saturday morning and there was a great number of children who turned out. Times are as follows: toddlers, u6s & u8s boys and girls 10-11am. U10 boys at 11-12 and u10 & u12 girls at 11-12. All new children welcome.TALK NIGHTA Talknight will take place in the Caiseal Mara hotel on Thursday 18th September. We have a great line-up. Come along to what promises to be a great night of chat and craic. Admission is only €5, pay at the door, starts at 8.30 pm.DONEGAL MINOR Club senior player and County minor player Tony Mc Cleneghan received a day with the cameras on Tuesday the 9th of September when one of the main sponsors of the minor all Ireland championship called to video him for a day in the life of a county minor player.We are sure Caroline was more nervous than Tony who took it all in his stride, well done Tony.ALL IRELAND FINALClub ticket orders were taken on the 8th and 9th of September at the club house and will be finalised in the coming days.Please no texts or calls to the secetarys phone or club phone in regard to All Ireland tickets.Further communication will be made in the coming days. We appreciate your co operation with this.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE GAA CLUB TO HOST TALK NIGHT NEXT THURSDAY was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSport
GARDAÍ have launched an investigation into the presence of makes paramilitaries today at the funeral of veteran republican Joe O’Neill.Armed Gardaí surrounded St Joseph’s Church in Ballyshannon for the funeral today of the former Republican Sinn Fein activist.Masked men from the Continuity IRA formed a colour party for the funeral. Anti-terrorist gardaí filmed the proceedings.It’s understood officers have now launched an investigation in an attempt to identify them.Sources say they know several of those who took part in the paramilitary display. GARDAÍ INVESTIGATE MASKED PARAMILITARIES AT JOE O’NEILL FUNERAL was last modified: October 6th, 2013 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)
16 January 2014Floyd Mayweather, universally recognised as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, arrived in South Africa on Wednesday. The boxing great will spend a week in the country in a bid to boost boxing in the Rainbow Nation.Mayweather’s visit came about after an approach from South Africa’s Department of Sport and Recreation. His schedule will include an exhibition in a gym in Soweto, and visits to Bloemfontein and East London. He is also hoping to visit Robben Island to view the late Nelson Mandela’s former jail cell.On his tour, Mayweather will conduct motivational talks with amateur and professional boxers, interact with local promoters, and engage with the corporate sector to mobilise funds to support South African Boxing.Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Wednesday that the boxing legend’s visit had not cost his department a cent.‘No expense’“There was no expense involved from government’s side, so you can rest assured that not a cent from the tax payers or the department has been used to support this endeavour,” Mbalula said. “We would not have been able to afford Mayweather anyway, because his fee for one fight alone is more than a quarter of the budget for the Department of Sport and Recreation! This is good will on his behalf.”Interviewed on Radio 702, Mbalula said: “Floyd Mayweather has done exceptionally well for himself and for humanity in terms of the sport of boxing. He is one of the champions of the world at the present moment. He is the Muhammad Ali of our lifetime.”In recent times, boxing administration in South Africa has been mired in controversy, but Mbalula said he was focused on turning the fortunes of the sport around.“I am on a roll in terms of reviving boxing, and there’s no better person to partner with. I’m very happy that Floyd has agreed to come here, and I think there are greater things to come out of this for the sport of boxing and the partnerships we are looking forward to building with him.“He will come inspire us to succeed with the sport that is so loved by our people, but is a sleeping giant in this country. This is part of the reawakening of the giant,” Mbalula said.Unbeaten over 45 fightsNicknamed “Pretty Boy” and “Money”, Mayweather is unbeaten in a 45 fight career, which began in late 1996. His record includes 26 knockouts, but he has seldom been challenged even in points victories, thanks to his speed, movement and punching accuracy. He has won eight world titles in five divisions.Mayweather’s career is littered with impressive victories, including a seventh round knockout of South Africa’s Philip Ndou, who at the time of their bout in 2003 sported a record of 31 fights and 30 wins by knockout.Mayweather’s other victories have included defeats of Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto.According to a number of sources, his net worth is in the region of US$172-million (R1.87-billion).‘Rejuvenating our sport’Gideon Sam, the president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), said in a statement on Thursday: “A visit from a truly global fight icon, like Floyd Mayweather, is right on the money in terms of rejuvenating our sport and awakening the sleeping boxing giant in South Africa.“The timing of his visit could not have been better as it slots perfectly into the resolutions of last year’s important Boxing Indaba and the implementation process,” Sam said.“I have no doubt that those privileged to be in the areas that Mr Mayweather visits will be abuzz with excitement and eager to soak up his experience and tips to promoters, trainers and coaches.”Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy commented: “We welcome Mayweather to our country, and we are fortunate to have a renowned boxing champion visit our nation and interact with our athletes. We hope the excellence Mayweather has shown in the sport of boxing will encourage and motivate our boxers to aim higher and excel at international level.”
6 May 2016South African writer Faraaz Mahomed has been selected the Africa Regional winner for his short story The Pigeon for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.“I am an unseasoned writer, who continues to struggle with the insecurities and anxieties of inexperience,” said Mahomed. “Winning the Commonwealth Prize for the African region is more than an accolade, it’s a prompting to continue down this path.”Based on Johannesburg, Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and human rights researcher. His previous writing has been largely academic, reads the Commonwealth Writers website. Mahomed has published articles in journals relating to issues of human rights.He also has fellowships from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg; and is a former Fulbright scholar. Mahomed would like to write a novel and obtain a PhD on mental health and human rights.“The Africa region included stories on almost every conceivable theme, accentuating the endless complexity and beauty of the continent; a testament to the inexhaustible talent that abounds there,” said Africa region judge Helon Habila.“The Pigeon is a carefully and patiently woven tale about love, lust, guilt, and escape. It illustrates just how, as humans, we will always come short of our ideals, and we must learn to live with that.”The other winners include:Pacific Regional Winner: Tina Makereti for Black Milk from New ZealandAsia Regional Winner: Parashar Kulkarni for Cow and Company from IndiaCanada and Europe Regional Winner: Stefanie Seddon for Eel from the UKCaribbean Regional Winner: Lance Dowrich for Ethelbert and the Free Cheese from Trinidad and TobagoChair of judges, South African novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, said the winners were all worthy of their award and they “show how well the short story is flourishing in the Commonwealth”.Read short excerpt from The Pigeon: Each morning, for about four months now, I am woken by the same foul, fat pigeon. I am certain that he’s the same one, even though I have no means to prove it. In truth, I have no way to be sure he is a he either. It used to occur to me that maybe he had left something at the window, or inside and was hoping that being here to retrieve it would allow him some release. On most Saturdays, I leave the window open. It makes me feel kind, because I am easing his spirit into the next phase or something of that nature.The Commonwealth Short Story Prize aims to “bring stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience”.The five winners selected each win £2 500 (about R53 000) each. The overall winner will be announced at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica on 5 June, and will walk away with £5 000 (about R106 000) in prize money.The 2016 #CWPrize #regional #winners have been announced!Congratulations to the 5 writers.https://t.co/Er1s2Cuuob pic.twitter.com/g38zsfcAuy— Commonwealth Writers (@cwwriters) May 4, 2016 Source: Commonwealth Writers
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The calendar says it’s time for spring field activity in Ohio and farmers are eager to prep fields and plant this year’s crops. However, average temperatures across Ohio have remained cooler than usual with the previous 30-day period (March 16 – April 15, 2018) running 2 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit below normal (based on 1981-2010). Combined with precipitation up to twice the normal amount in some areas, the weather is certainly not cooperating with ideas of an early jump on planting.Late last week, Ohio experienced a strong warm up in air temperatures, which definitely warmed the first few inches of the soil surface (see “OARDC Branch Station Two Inch Soil Temperatures by Greg LaBarge). But how do the present conditions compare with the long-term mean? Figure 1 shows two-inch soil temperatures (Fahrenheit) for selected OARDC Weather System (http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/) stations from around Ohio. These soil temperatures are based on the weekly average for April 9-15, 2018. In addition, a long-term mean for the same 7-day period for 2000-2017 was calculated, and the differences between 2018 and the long-term mean are also displayed for each station.Figure 1 is predictably showing the coolest soil temperatures across northern Ohio with the warmest soil temperatures just above 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the southern stations at Piketon and Jackson. Of course, soil temperatures can vary considerably based on soil type (e.g., sandy vs. clay) and other factors. Compared to the long-term mean (2000-2017), both two-inch and four-inch (not included in Fig. 1) soil temperatures are running 2-7 degrees colder than the long-term mean. In fact, for all stations analyzed, 2018 ranks within the top 5 coldest average 2” soil temperatures for this same period in April. This is consistent with the cooler-than-normal air temperatures that have recently impacted Ohio.Making the decision to plant into cold soils can increase the risk of slow emergence and uneven stands, since both corn and soybean seeds germinate more slowly in cooler soils. Corn seedling injury due to imbibitional chilling may occur when soil temperatures fall below 50 degrees F. For this reason, it is important to look at the next 24-36 hours to determine the risk of soil temperatures dropping below that threshold. Soybean seeds absorb water more quickly than corn and as a result the risk of injury is greatest close to planting. Because of this, the 24 hours following planting are critical.Soil temperatures are an important variable that you should consider to when making the decision to head to the field. With all the pressure to get started planting, it is important to take the time to be sure you are setting your 2018 crop up for success.Figure 1. Average soil temperatures at 2” for April 9-15, 2018 and differences compared to a long-term (2000-2017) mean for selected OARDC Weather System stations. Each station’s 2018 ranking compared to the full period is included inside the star location icon.