Banks Beer rides with Jumbo Jet Triple Crown 2nd leg

first_imgBEVERAGE Giant Banks DIH rode alongside the Jumbo Jet team for the Triple Crown event, set for tomorrow at the Rising Sun Turf Club (RSTC) in West Coast Berbice.The duo held a simple but significant press briefing at Banks DIH head office at Thirst Park, renewing their support by backing the second leg of the event.Present at the ceremony were Chairman of the race meet’s organising committee; Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr and Outdoor Events Manager of Banks DIH Mortimer Stewart, along with other representatives of the company.Mohamed expressed gratitude on behalf of the organisers, noting that good relationships with sponsors are needed as the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) looks to develop horse racing in Guyana significantly in the not-so-distant future.Tomorrow’s Triple Crown second leg will see the invasion of jockeys from Trinidad & Tobago as well as a commentator from the Twin-island Republic and the return of ‘Vera’s Finally’ that is undefeated at the RSTC.In addition, during an invited comment yesterday, Mohamed stated that the 2018 three-year-old horse-of-the-year, Not This Time, from Sophia, will be back in action.Almost 70 horses have been registered and it was disclosed by Mohamed Jr that the track is in good condition and it will maintain its standard once good weather prevails.Over $20M in cash and prizes are up grabs over the three legs of the Triple Crown event with the grand finale scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 21, at the Port Mourant Turf Club.Tomorrow’s feature race will attract a prize purse of almost $2M with the winner of that ‘C’ Class and Lower contest pocketing $1M. The winner of the three-year-old Guyana-bred race will pocket $400 000, ‘F’ Class winner $350 000, ‘H’ Class $300 000, ‘I’ Class $250 000, ‘J’ Class $230 000, ‘K’ Class $220 000, ‘L’ Class $200 000, ‘L’ Class and Lower $140 000.last_img read more

No Regrets for Zaha against Three Lions

first_imgHe was born in Abidjan, but brought up in London from the age of four, joining Palace when he was 12 and going on to win two caps for England.“I left for England and I did not return to the country (Cote d’ Ivoire). So I did all my schooling in my adopted country and it was most normal that I played for the England youth teams,” Zaha in an interview, published in French on the Ivorian Football Federation’s website.“For the past four years, I have had ample time to analyse my situation and to take into account the solicitations of the Ivorian Football Association.“Now I have made my choice. Now I want to play with the Ivory Coast. It has been rewarding, firstly because I am proud to play for my country, then because the Ivorian selection has quality players and has always been a reservoir of talent. So I made the right choice and I do not regret it.”The winger made his debut in a friendly on Sunday, coming on in the second half to set up the winner as the Ivorians beat Sweden 2-1 in Abu Dhabi.He won a second cap yesterday when they complete their preparations with another friendly in Abu Dhabi, against fellow finalists Uganda.“I want to be able to give the best of myself to the team and contribute with my teammates to winning more titles. I want to be able to offer the country a third Nations Cup, make Ivorians happy. That is my ambition in the short term. Then we need to qualify for the 2018 World Cup,” Zaha said.Zaha successfully applied to Fifa to change his international status despite playing for England in friendlies against Sweden in November 2012 and against Scotland in August 2013.The Ivorians play in Group C and begin their campaign on Monday in Oyem against Togo. They will also meet the Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco in the group stage.Meanwhile, Zaha scored his first goal for African champions as they trounced Uganda 3-0 yesterday in a warm-up match for the 2017 Cup of Nations.The Crystal Palace and former England winger struck with a low shot after a superb solo run during the second half in Abu Dhabi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2017…Wilfried Zaha has no regrets about turning his back on England in order to play for Cote d’ Ivoire at the African Nations Cup, the Crystal Palace winger said on Tuesday.Zaha switched his international allegiance late last year to compete for the Ivorians, who are bidding to retain their Nations Cup crown at this year’s finals in Gabon, which start on Saturday.last_img read more

Austin Jackson drafted by Miami Dolphins at 18th overall

first_imgJackson was the Dolphins’ second first-round pick of this draft, and his assignment will be to protect their first: former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a 2017 national champion, who was selected at No. 5 overall by Miami. Jackson was the fifth offensive lineman selected in this year’s draft. “Beyond blessed that the Miami Dolphins took this bet on me,” Jackson said via Instagram. “I’m excited to get to work and prove them right.” Jackson appeared in all 39 games of his USC career, starting every game in his sophomore and junior years. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Stanford in Week 2 of the 2019 season and made the 2019 All-Pac-12 First Team. Coming out of North Canyon High School in Phoenix, Jackson was the No. 35 overall recruit in the Class of 2017 as a four-star. Offensive tackle Austin Jackson was selected 18th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the NFL Draft. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) “I’m excited to get down there and meet up with a great group of guys and start working and see where this thing takes us,” Jackson said in a video posted to the Dolphins’ Twitter. Jackson’s first round selection should come as no surprise, as he was projected to be chosen on day one of the draft by many NFL analysts. While Jackson will likely be the only USC player selected Thursday, he is expected to join wide receiver and fellow Trojan Michael Pittman Jr. as 2020 draftees. Linebacker John Houston Jr., defensive lineman Christian Rector and offensive tackle Drew Richmond are also projected as potential late-round selections. Former Trojan Austin Jackson has found his NFL home, as the offensive tackle was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. Jackson became the 82nd first-round draft pick from USC of all time, the second most of any university behind Ohio State. The two schools entered the evening tied at 81, but the Buckeyes jumped in front when defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah were drafted No. 2 and No. 3 overall, respectively.  “It’s no pressure at all,” Jackson said of protecting a franchise quarterback in Tagovailoa. “I’m glad I’m with a great team and a team that believes in me, and I’m just really excited to get out there with the guys and build something special.” As the youngest tackle in his draft class, Jackson will have room to grow with a Dolphins team that struggled to a 5-11 finish in 2019 — last place in the AFC East. Miami’s offense finished with the sixth-fewest total yards per game last season, including the fewest rushing yards per game with just 72.3 and the eighth-fewest points per game with 19.1. last_img read more

Votto’s double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals 6-5

first_img LIVE TV Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but they couldn’t keep their four-game winning streak going.With a designated runner on second base in the 10th, Josh Staumont (0-1) walked Nick Castellanos and Votto doubled off the wall in center.Lucas Sims (1-0) gave up a walk in the 10th with a designated runner on second base but escaped the threat.Matt Davidson and Jesse Winker hit consecutive homers off left-hander Kris Bubic in his first road start as Cincinnati pulled ahead 5-3, but Cincinnati’s leaky bullpen let another lead slip away.Luis Castillo limited the Royals’ resurgent offense to three runs — one earned — in six innings. The Royals loaded the bases three times in all but managed only one run out of all those chances.Bubic failed again to get a win in his third big league start. The 40th overall pick in the 2018 draft jumped from Single-A to the majors.Kyle Farmer hit a two-run double in the second. Davidson had a two-run shot in the third, and Winker followed with a solo shot, the Reds’ first back-to-back homers of the season. Bubic gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings.The Royals repeatedly wasted bases-loaded chances and failed to take full advantage of three Reds errors.Kansas City left the bases loaded in the second when Alex Gordon lined out. The Royals managed only one run out of a bases-loaded chance in the third, on Ryan O’Hearn’s single.The Royals loaded the bases again with one out in the seventh, but Farmer — playing shortstop — made a diving stop on O’Hearn’s grounder up the middle and turned a double play to protect the 5-3 lead that slipped away two innings later.NEW ROYALSRight-handed pitcher Carlos Hernández and lefty Asa Lacy were added to the 60-man roster. Hernández pitched at three levels of the minors last year. Lacy, 21, was the fourth overall selection in this year’s first-year player draft from Texas A&M.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: Outfielder Franchy Cordero had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right wrist. He went on the injured list Sunday. Cordero was acquired from the Padres on July 16 and played in 11 games.Reds: Reliever Pedro Strop went on the 10-day injured list with a groin injury. Infielder Josh VanMeter was recalled.UP NEXTRoyals: Brad Keller (1-0) makes his first road start of the season and first career start against the Reds.Reds: Left-hander Wade Miley is expected to come off the injured list and make his second start. He suffered a groin injury in his Reds debut against the Cubs on July 27.Image credits: AP First Published: 12th August, 2020 08:01 ISTcenter_img Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 08:01 IST Votto’s Double In 10th Lifts Reds Over Streaking Royals 6-5 Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Tiki-taka returns but Barcelona need stunning Messi strike to beat Granada [VIDEO]

first_img Source: BBC Sport Lionel Messi’s second-half strike against 10-man Granada gave new coach Quique Setien a winning start at Barcelona, but it was not a convincing display by the La Liga champions.Barca had more than 80% of the possession, but the build-up was often slow and ponderous at the Camp Nou. Setien’s tactics for Barcelona’s attack was to try to go through the middle of the backline, but more often than not they were suffocated by a well-drilled defence.That defence lost a man when German Sanchez was shown a second yellow in the 69th minute for a foul on Messi, and seven minutes later Barcelona were ahead.The home side persisted with the tactic of going through the middle as the Argentine linked up with Antoine Griezmann; he found Arturo Vidal, whose drag-back teed up Messi to stroke home.It was a moment of vintage Barcelona, and the win puts them back on top of La Liga – ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference.Setien celebrated enthusiastically after the goal and on the final whistle, six days after replacing Ernesto Valverde at the Catalan club.The 61-year-old, who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal, had been out of work since he left Real Betis in the summer. He enhanced his reputation at the Seville side by leading them to sixth place and qualification for the Europa League.Barcelona created very few other good chances. Teenager Ansu Fati, who started in a front three with Messi and Griezmann, had two early efforts, one of which resulted in a superb save from Rui Silva. And in the second half Messi’s low strike struck the side-netting.Granada spent most of the match defending, but a brief spell after the break saw them go close to scoring when Yan Eteki’s firm low strike came off the post.Barcelona’s next match is a Copa del Rey quarter-final match at Ibiza on Wednesday.See highlights of the match below:last_img read more

Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain

first_img15 Aug 2012 Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain England Golf will field a mixed team of eight for the annual U16 international against Spain at Pannal, Yorkshire, on Tuesday, 21 August. Only one of the players has represented England before. He is 14-year-old Bradley Moore of Derbyshire who won the 2011 English U14 championship (image © Tom Ward). The team of four girls and four boys is: Ashleigh Greenham of West Essex, Essex Eloise Healey of West Lancashire, Lancashire Sophie Lamb of Clitheroe, Lancashire Victoria Mallet of Sutton Coldfield Ladies’, Warwickshire Bradley Moore of Kedleston Park, Derbyshire Marco Penge of Worthing, Sussex Arrun Singh Brar of Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI Billy Spooner of Boston, Lincolnshire The match precedes the North of England U16 championship at Pannal, from Wednesday to Friday, 22-24 August. Two more players will join the girls’ squad for this event:  India Clyburn and Emily Slater, both of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. The team to play Spain: Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) 15, shared the halfway lead at the English girls’ championship and helped win the County Team Trophy for Essex at last week’s English women’s stroke play. She successfully defended the scratch McCart Trophy. Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), 14, led the first two rounds of the English U15 championship and finished in fourth place. Her performance on the first day has qualified her for the final of the Telegraph junior golf championship. Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), 14, is the Lancashire girls’ champion, she tied eighth in the English U15 championship and was in the winning partnership at the Northern foursomes. Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’), 14, was the 2011 winner of the Midlands South girls’ championship and was 12th in this season’s English U15 championship. Her sister, Elizabeth, is an England girl international. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park), 14, was the English U14 champion in 2011. He was capped at U16 and schools’ levels last year and this year finished fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, fifth in the European Young Masters and sixth in the Douglas Johns Trophy. Marco Penge (Worthing), 14, finished fourth in last year’s Douglas Johns Trophy and recently was seventh in both the U16 championship for the McGregor Trophy and the U18 championship for the Carris Trophy. Arrun Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor), 13, is a cousin of boy international Jack Singh Brar and tied eighth in last week’s English U14 championship for the Reid Trophy. Billy Spooner (Boston), 14, finished equal fourth in last year’s English U14 championship and tied sixth in this year’s event last week. He was a member of the Lincolnshire team that won the English Boys’ County Championship last year. England girls’ squad players: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), 15, is a past Lincolnshire girls’ champion and  Midlands girls’ champion of champions. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s women’s county championship and helped Lincolnshire reach County Finals. Her sister, Holly, is a Curtis Cup player. Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa), 15, was in Lincolnshire’s winning team at last year’s County Finals and is helping them defend their title this year. She is the Lincolnshire girls’ champion and was eighth in the English girls’ championship.last_img read more

Mendi Muruks select 44 men train on squad

first_imgSelection was done after the Awasa Cup tournament at the weekend where 18 teams throughout the districts took part.Muruks team official Jack Kereme said the squad boasts youth and experience with over ten raw talents selected from district teams.Regulars who have maintained their spot include; David Lapua, Andrew Ipi, Kewa Kili, Ape Nande, Jackson Undi and David Loko.The 44 players will be divided into two teams, Mendi Black and Mendi White, to play each other this weekend in Mendi.Muruks selectors will then select the final 25 men squad which will be announced next month just before the launch of the season.The Digicel Cup season will have 16 weeks of competition with the grand final in September.The eleven teams from last season will challenge for the Cup.last_img read more

FIFA’s Webb facing life ban

first_img “The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, with a recommended sanction of a lifelong ban from all football-related activities for violations of parts 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the FIFA code of ethics.” The move by FIFA comes after Webb pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire-fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy in a New York court last November. This followed his arrest in a dramatic predawn raid here one year ago as high-level FIFA executives gathered for a highly anticipated presidential election. He was subsequently deported to the United States to face charges. FIFA said yesterday Webb would be free to defend himself during the ethics committee proceedings and could also request a hearing if desired. Webb is currently on bail and awaiting sentencing next month. The Caymanian was one of several current and former FIFA officials who were arrested and charged in the ongoing US Department of Justice corruption investigation into FIFA. In a dramatic turn of events last December, Webb’s replacement, Honduran Alfredo Hawit, was also arrested on corruption charges and also recently pleaded guilty. A new president will be elected when CONCACAF holds its congress in Mexico City in just over a week’s time, with Bermudian Larry Mussenden, a former attorney General and justice minister, along with Canadian football chief Victor Montagliani, contesting the post. ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC): Former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb is facing a life ban from football after FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings against him, relating to his recent guilty plea to corruption charges in a United States court last year. Football’s world governing body said yesterday the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee would mull over the investigatory chamber’s recommendation of “a lifelong ban from all football-related activities” for Webb’s violation of its code of ethics. “The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, chaired by Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Jeffrey Webb based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber,” FIFA said. “The adjudicatory chamber has carefully studied the report of the investigatory chamber, under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbely, and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Webb, formerly the president of CONCACAF, a vice-president of FIFA, a member of the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union and the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association. FINAL REPORTlast_img read more

Open Letter To NOCAL’s Chairman and CEO

first_imgRandolph & Seward,I want first of all to commend you on the very creative manner in which you have approached the vexing question of how to enable Liberians to participate meaningfully in the current bid round for the 4 remaining offshore oil blocks: LB-06, LB-07, LB-16 & LB-17, both as regards local content of services to be provided and direct equity participation by Liberian citizens alongside international oil companies (IOCs) in our fledgling oil industry.Indeed, I note that you took a leaf directly out of my playbook as regards Liberian equity participation (see the below/attached copy of my memo dated January 10, 2012 to the then-president of NOCAL, Christopher Neyor, in which I recommended that the bidding procedure include an incentive to IOCs to “carry” Liberian citizens with a 5-10% equity participation in their bids). One significant omission from your rules is an anti-corruption provision that I recommended: namely, that Liberian government officials (to be legally defined in the bid documents) be prohibited from participating in bids.My one criticism of the process is that it was not given sufficient publicity inside Liberia, thus opening it to legal challenge now or in the future from myself or other Liberians like me who might have wanted to participate in this great opportunity. If you want the process to be seen as truly transparent and a genuine effort to garner as wide a participation of Liberian citizens as possible, then you should have taken a slice out of NOCAL’s considerable media budget to mount a vigorous publicity campaign in Liberia through print (newspapers) and broadcast (radio and television) media to bring your 2014 bid round to public attention.I consider myself to be amongst those Liberians that are informed, but I only heard of this bid round through casual conversation with one of your vice presidents, Pete Norman, a couple of days ago. I rushed to NOCAL’s website, only to find out that I had missed the boat.I therefore recommend the following:that you immediately extend the close of pre-qualification by 90 days, from October 3, 2014 to December 3, 2014;that you extend the deadline for bid submission by 90 days, from October 31, 2014 to January 31, 2015;that you extend the date for opening of the bids by 90 days, from November 3, 2014 to February 3, 2015; andthat you extend the date of notification to the successful bidders by 90 days, from November 17, 2014 to February 17, 2015.I am copying my lawyers, Cllr. Musah Dean, who also happens to be a former president of NOCAL, and Larry Gibson of the Baltimore, Md-law firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, as well as the editors of Frontpage Africa and the Daily Observer, and Hon. Adolph Lawrence, chairman of the House committee on Energy, and Hon. Gbehzohngar Findley, president pro tempore of the Liberian Senate. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Lomas: Bony signing can inspire Manchester City to Champions League glory

first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Steve Lomas has told talkSPORT he believes they can overcome the challenge of Barcelona and win the Champions League after the addition of Wilfried Bony to their ranks.Manuel Pellegrini’s men looked set to exit Europe’s top competition after a wrectched start to their campaign but they eventually qualified from group stage after memorable wins over Bayern Munich and Roma.The reward for their efforts is a tricky looking double header with the Catalan giants in the round of 16 but the Northern Irishman believes, following the signing of £28million striker Bony, there is no reason why they couldn’t defeat Luis Enrique’s side and go all the way in the Champions League.“[Wilfried] Bony is a fantastic signing,” Lomas told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “I think they gambled a bit when they let [Alvaro] Negredo go at the start of the season but I think they looked at the [Sergio] Aguero injury situation and [Edin] Dzeko hasn’t really produced the type of form he found last year when he stepped in for Aguero.“When Sergio is out, I think they have realised they need a ready-made replacement and Wilfried Bony has scored in this league and I think he has a hunger about him. He wants to win trophies and I think it is an excellent signing.“With the squad of players they have at City, there is no reason why Manchester City can’t win the Champions League.”last_img read more