FANCIES The exotic bets start anew on tomorrow’s 11-race Caymanas Park programme after punters cashed in over the Easter weekend. Both Super-6s offer the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first commencing from race one through to race six, and the twilight six embracing race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a 4-y-o and up restricted stakes over 1700 metres to be contested by six starters, including the likely favourite BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for top-line trainer Anthony Nunes. The former record-priced yearling at the 2013 TOBA yearling sale has finished second in his two recent races, failing by 1-1/2 to beat MIND SET over 1400 metres, a performance that gives him the edge over SHINE (running well) over what is a more ideal trip for him. The improving filly MAMETA, with Orlando Foster aboard, holds the key to the second race for maiden four-year-olds over 1100 metres following her good second to CHEXIMAKIT in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup over the straight last Saturday. MAMETA, a lightly raced 4-y-o filly by Storm Craft from the stables of Patrick Lynch, looked improved when running with Lasix for the first time six days ago and now pointed in the right direction, should lead home SONG ON TRACK and IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST in a field of nine. Six horses from the $250,000 $210,0000 claiming spread will contest the third race over 1500 metres. Down in class 4-y-o colt CAMOUFLAGE, with only 52.0kg for the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, should have the measure of the consistent BATIDOR DE MUNDO with Jevanne Erwin aboard. These two look a cut above the others and it should be close between them. A field of 10 maiden three-year-olds is slated for the fourth race over 1100 metres, from which the well-forward debutante LOTTERY TICKET (Omar Walker up) is tipped to open her account right away. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, this 3-y-o bay filly by Seeking The Glory out of Just A Flutter has looked sharp at exercise, catching the eye on March 12 when galloping 1100 metres in a brisk 1:08.0 by 1:01.4. Only last Saturday, she looked easy in a 1000 metres gallop in 1:02.0, and with her preparation complete, should lead home fellow debutante AUNTIE RHONDA (Shane Ellis up) and FLYING MACHINE. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by another DaCosta-trained first-time runner RUNAWAY GAL, (working well) with Walker aboard, and recent winner FORCE DE JOUR under the improving apprentice Javaneil Patterson in the sixth race over the straight for high claimers. Their respective dangers are LIKE A LADY and BIG GEORGE. FIRST SUPER-6 (1) BALLON D’OR/SHINE (2) MAMETA/SONG ON TRACK (3) CAMOUFLAGE/BATIDOR DE MUNDO (4) LOTTERY TICKET (5) RUNAWAY GIRL/LIKE A LADY (6) FORCE DE JOUR/BIG GEORGE
Despite being a major doubt due to injury, Jaheel Hyde, the past World and Youth Olympic 110-metre hurdles champion, thinks Dejour Russell is heading for big things at the 2017 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships (Champs), should the 16-year-old compete this week. Speaking at the recent Carifta Trials, Hyde described the Calabar Class 1 athlete as fantastic. Hyde and Russell were teammates at last year’s World Under-20 Championships, where the former defended his 400m hurdles title and the latter stunned with a time of 13.20 seconds in the 110m hurdles preliminary round before placing fourth in the final. That time is 0.04 faster than the Champs record set by current Olympic champion Omar McLeod while he was at Kingston College (KC) in 2013. Though a slow start doomed Russell in the World Under-20 final, he had rarely hurdled over the 36-inch height used for that age group. As a Class 2 athlete last year, he negotiated hurdles set at a height of 33 inches, the same as those which Hyde flew over to set the world best of 12.96 seconds in 2014. Hyde revealed, “I actually spoke to him last week,” the former Wolmerian said, “and, you know, I gave him some pointers because, you know, they are records and records should be broken, and if anybody should be breaking a record, I think it should be him.” Describing Russell as a friend, he asserted, “So I think he’s a fantastic athlete and I think he will get it this year.” Not only could Russell break McLeod’s Champs record, but at this year’s World Under-18 Championships, he could make a run at the 13 second barrier. ‘BEST IN THE WORLD’ Hyde isn’t the only one to see the potential in the Calabar boy. Earlier in the season, veteran hurdles coach Raymond Graham offered the same sentiment. He labelled Russell ‘the best in the world in his age group’ and likened him to McLeod, whom Graham coached at KC. “I worked with Omar at KC”, he said, “and he’s now a World champion, Olympic champion and I see Dejour in a few years reaching the same pinnacle.” So far this season, Russell has run 13.31 seconds in the under 18 event and 13.45 with the barriers set at the Under-20 Class 1 height. Unfortunately, reports have emerged on the eve of Champs of an injury niggle that will rule Russell out of the class 1 110m where he was also favoured for a medal.
Dutch Risk Reduction team mission reportThe Government of Guyana has been urged to be more proactive in its approach towards flood and water management; a move that could essentially help in the lowering of flood risks in the city.The recommendation was made by the Dutch Risk Management (DRR) team, who upon the request of Government, carried out a mission to specify what could be done to better operate and manage the drainage system of Georgetown and the low-lying coastal areas. In July 2015, extreme rainfall had caused severe disruptions to the daily lives of persons living in Georgetown, as well as in several agricultural coastal areas. According to the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the losses incurred in the agricultural sector alone were more than US$100 million. In addition to the direct damage, it was noted that city flooding also caused serious health threats due to potential spread of water-borne diseases.Flooding is not an unusual situation for the low-lying areas of Guyana, with typical topographic heights around Mean Sea Level (MSL). Inundations occurred many times in the past, with sometimes devastating effects, such as the 1934 and 2005 floods.With that in mind, Government last year requested the Government of The Netherlands to provide their expertise on its drainage situation, both for Georgetown and the low-lying agricultural coastlands. The official request from the Guyanese Public Infrastructure Ministry was sent to The Netherlands Embassy in Suriname on August 3, 2015. In the letter dispatched, it was also requested that they comment on the coastal defence strategy, but it was decided during kick-off meetings that the focus should be on the drainage problems.In a report released on Thursday, the DRR team said the key issue overarching all the topics is that the present approach in Guyana to flooding is largely reactive.“Action is generally only taken once a problem has occurred and plans are made basically on a project-by-project scale and crisis-driven. An example is the placement of extra mobile pumps after the discharge capacity under gravity turned out to be insufficient. Other examples are the recent removal of solid waste, the excavation of drainage tunnels, or helping each other in case of shortage of equipment,” the DRR report noted.The report said a “proactive” approach has advantages as it generally lowers flood risks and can avoid dangerous situations, which in the future, may be less manageable.“This will be the case under less favourable conditions, such as combined high precipitation and high tides. Due to a lack of data or statistical analysis, it is not yet possible to determine the probability of occurrence of such extreme combined events, but it is clear to the team that the current flood management system is vulnerable and may collapse dramatically under such unprecedented conditions”, the DRR team, headed by Rob Steijn, said.The report noted that considering the economic situation of Guyana and the relative ease with which the flooding occurs under normal conditions, it is not recommended to consider new large scale, expensive infrastructure.“Instead, it is advised that Guyana take a large number of small steps over a period of several years (short and medium-term) that will increase the knowledge and the collective ownership of the drainage infrastructure among local experts, the Government, and the people of Guyana,” the DDR team expounded in the report.The report also outlined that by increasing trust, cooperation and local expertise, Guyana can become a “South-American example of effective and efficient water management”.This report also provides suggestions to make Guyana’s approach towards water management in general and drainage in particular more integrated and more proactive. The suggestions cover a wide palette of topics and include making a long-term project plan to gradually develop the hydraulic drainage model for Georgetown; improving flood resiliency of people and upgrade small-scale floating dredging capabilities; specify the requirements for small scale floating dredgers for the city of Georgetown and justify the investment based on a cost/benefit calculation.Also, the report highlighted that it should be decided on whether there should be a public or a private entity to run the “City Dredging Operations”, among others.The DRR team visited Guyana in the period of November 22-26, 2015. The various components of the Georgetown drainage system were visited, a fly-over across the entire coastline was made and interviews were held with leading representatives from governing agencies, potential funding agencies (EC) and relevant stakeholders.
…in wake of efforts to secure bordersIncreased activities on the border and the ongoing threat from the infamous ‘Syndicato’ cartel has forced President David Granger to cancel a planned trip to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government meeting in Haiti.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, Granger will not be attending the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of the conference, in order to “focus on domestic issues at this time.” Leading Guyana’s delegation will be Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.“Guyana’s three-member delegation to the meeting will be led by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, who is also performing the duties of Prime Minister. The Inter-sessional meeting is being hosted in Haiti from Monday, February 26 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018,” the release stated.President David Granger during his recent visit to a village in Region 1 in close proximity to the border with VenezuelaDuring a recent press conference, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had revealed his receiving from a source credible information suggesting that there is a real threat to Guyana and its sovereignty emanating from neighbouring Venezuela.Jagdeo told the media conference he feels the Government is also aware of this potential treat, and is urging the Administration to keep Guyanese abreast of these developments.Jagdeo had stressed that the matter should not be discussed just among Cabinet members, but if Guyana were to be subjected to any act of aggression, it would be the people of the country, not just the military, who would have to respond.The former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces had also said, “And whilst we have to ensure that our communities are protected from gangs, I think the Government has available all the analysis. I don’t want to speak about it, but I have received some of the information from other sources, (which) leads me to believe that there is a real enhanced threat to our nation and its sovereignty.”This publication on Saturday made contact with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on the veracity of such a threat, but he declined to comment beyond what the President had said in his Republic Day address.In his message to the nation on the country’s 48th Republic Day anniversary, the Head of State had said that Guyana’s green grandeur – its grasslands, highlands, islands, wetlands, lakes, coastal mudflats, rainforests, rivers and waterfalls – must be protected.“We, Guyanese, in the exercise of our sovereignty, are defending the Republic. We are protecting our patrimony. We are ensuring that future generations will be able to inherit this beautiful country, to live in peace and to enjoy the good life and prosperity which this bountiful country has to offer,” he has declared.He had posited that the country would now move closer towards a juridical settlement of the territorial controversy, following the decision of United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in January to go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the means to resolve the decades-old controversy.The Head of State also went on to recognise external support, saying that Guyana looks forward to the intensification of cooperation with friendly foreign states, especially in building capacity for the Defence Force’s technical corps, to improve the national infrastructure in every part of the country, to defend its territorial integrity, to protect citizens, and to respond to emergencies.“International cooperation is essential to preserving this continent as a zone of peace; to preventing and interdicting transnational threats such as drug, gun- and human-trafficking, the spread of contagious diseases, terrorism, and to mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and natural hazards,” he had asserted.
0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi issues instructions during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi says he is pleased with the number of players at his disposal ahead of Kenya’s journey to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which begins in November with the first qualification match away to Egypt.Kimanzi will lead the side in his second match since taking charge when Stars face Mozambique in a friendly match on Sunday and has called in a squad with several variations from the one that faced Uganda last month. “It is good to see every player who is around and so far it has been very good for the last four days of preparation. We are ready for the game against Mozambique and everyone is looking sharp,” Kimanzi told Capital Sport.He added; “We are on the journey for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers and when you are lucky to get many of these build up matches, you try see as many players as possible where you can look for the best 23 and ultimately the best 11. We had some players who showed us something against Uganda and now we will have some against Mozambique.”Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama dribbles the ball during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAhead of the Mozambique game, Kimanzi will have skipper Victor Wanyama back after missing the Uganda game while Jesse Were will also be available after missing through injury.In the goalkeeping department, Kimanzi will have a closer look at Ian Otieno and Timothy Odhiambo after dropping first choice Patrick Matasi and John OyembaAmong other players that will be available for the coach to look at include former AFC Leopards right back Yusuf Mainge now in Slovakia as well as Cliff Nyakeya who was called up for the Uganda game but didn’t get playing time.Kimanzi hopes that the Mozambique game will give him another opportunity to test his charges against a tough opposition as he tries out more tactics and personel.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga puts pressure on Whyvonne Isuza during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu‘It will not be an easy challenge but what is important is if we can keep working the same way we have been and keep the same discipline,” Kimanzi added.Mozambique are expected in the country on Friday evening.0Shares0000(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)
25 25 25 25 25 20= Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn to Manchester City) – £18million 25 2. Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona to Arsenal) – £35million 22. Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina to Chelsea) – £17.3million 8= Erik Lamela (Roma to Tottenham) – £30million 12. Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras to Manchester City) – £27million 25 20= Jo (CSKA Moscow to Manchester City) – £18million 25 25 25 6= Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid to Manchester City) – £31.5million 23= Ramires (Benfica to Chelsea) – £17million 25 19. Javier Mascherano (West Ham to Liverpool) – £18.6million 1. Angel di Maria (Real Madrid to Manchester United) – £59.7million 25 18. Anderson (Porto to Manchester United) – £20million 25 3. Ederson (Benfica to Manchester City) – £34.9 million 23= Claudio Bravo (Barcelona to Manchester City) – £17million – Click the right arrow above to see the most expensive South American players in Premier League history… 8= Willian (Anzhi Makhachkala to Chelsea) – £30million 15. Oscar (Internacional to Chelsea) – £25million 25 The transfer season is in full swing and there could be a number of huge moves in the market for South American stars.Manchester City have already signed Benfica and Brazil goalkeeper Ederson for £34.9million, while Chelsea have reportedly put in a £55million bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.Should the switch happen he would propel himself into the ranks of most expensive Premier League imports.Seeing as the Premier League was introduced 25 years ago, talkSPORT looks at the 25 most expensive South American footballers to have been signed by top-flight teams.Click the right arrow, above, to see the footballers… 16. Luis Suarez (Ajax to Liverpool) – £22.8million 13= Carlos Tevez (Manchester United to Manchester City) – £25.5million 25 25 8= Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester City) – £30million 13= David Luiz (Benfica to Chelsea) – £25.5million 25 11. Juan Sebastian Veron (Lazio to Manchester United) – £28.1million 6= Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia to Manchester City) – £31.5million 25 25 25 5. Robinho (Real Madrid to Manchester City) – £32.5million 25 4. David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea) – £34million 23= Paulinho (Corinthians to Tottenham) – £17million 25 25 25 25 17. Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim to Liverpool) – £21.3million
But Hill said he rejected the North’s proposal to be compensated with aid for the interim step of shutting down the reactor. He repeated Washington’s insistence that it would not discuss aid until all the North’s programs are dismantled permanently. “We are not prepared to launch a separate negotiation to have a freeze because freezing programs does not solve this problem,” he said. “We have to get rid of these things.” North Korea’s envoy, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan, pressed Pyongyang’s demand for an end to the U.S. sanctions imposed in October on eight companies accused of trafficking in nuclear, missile or biological weapons technology. It was unclear whether those sanctions would have any effect, since the United States already bans trade with North Korea. But sanctions also were applied to a Macau bank that dealt with North Korean companies, disrupting Pyongyang’s commercial activities. “These kind of sanctions are in violation of the joint statement we have adopted and are going to hinder the implementation of the commitment we have made,” Kim told reporters outside the North’s Embassy. China’s statement said negotiators agreed to meet again at the “earliest possible date.” Diplomats said that could be as late as January because of conflicts with other official meetings and the Christmas holiday. “There was an assessment that it will be a little bit difficult to hold tangible meetings,” said the South Korean envoy, Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week North Korea also wants a light-water civilian nuclear reactor for power generation before it disarms. But Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. envoy, said the other governments agreed that they should not even discuss that until the North’s other programs are dismantled. The talks, the fifth set in a series, began Wednesday and were due to last only three days so diplomats could attend an Asian economic forum in South Korea. The participants are the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia. China issued a brief, upbeat chairman’s statement saying negotiators affirmed their September declaration to achieve the “verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Hill called on North Korea to suspend use of a reactor at Yongbyon that Washington says is producing plutonium, a fuel for bombs. “They should be stopping their programs immediately,” Hill told reporters. BEIJING – The United States and North Korea urged each other to make concessions as a round of six-nation talks aimed at ending the North’s nuclear programs concluded Friday with no sign of progress or a date to meet again. The chief U.S. envoy called for the North to shut down a plutonium-producing nuclear reactor. The North’s delegate insisted that Washington lift sanctions on companies accused of weapons proliferation. There was no indication of progress toward the goal set by host China for this week’s talks – agreeing on details of how to carry out North Korea’s pledge in September to give up its nuclear program in exchange for aid and a security guarantee. The competing demands highlight the key dispute in the talks – North Korea’s insistence on receiving compensation before it disarms completely, and Washington’s refusal to reward Pyongyang until that goal is accomplished.
Tags: Nyamityobora FCStarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguetopURA FC URA have now gone six games unbeaten since the league startedStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC 0-0 Nyamityobora FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleFriday, 02-10-2018NAMBOOLE – URA FC were held to a goalless draw at home to Nyamityobora in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League match played on Friday afternoon.The Tax Collectors who went into the game on the back of two consecutive draws missed a late penalty to win the game as Captain Shafick Kaggimu failed to convert from 12 yards.This is the Tax Collectors fourth draw of the season and they currently remain unbeaten after six games.URA started strongly asking all the questions and had their first sight of goal when Vitalis Tabu shot wide from a free-kick.In the third minute, Peter Lwasa capitalized on 3 mistake to run through on goal but his effort was saved brilliantly by Hillary Jomi in the visitor’s goal.Nyamityobora continued to be on the back foot throughout the early exchanges and on 11 minutes, Lwasa forced the game’s first corner as his cross was turned out by Alex Komakech.The Tax Collectors continued to pin Nyamityobora back and Shafick Kaggimu unleashed a fierce shot from outside the area but Jomi touched it onto the crossbar much to the relief of the visitors.Nyamityobora started growing into the game and on 18 minutes, they had their first sniff on the URA goal as Arinaitwe blazed over from a free-kick inside 20 30 yards.Their first real chance, however, came on the half-hour mark as Akandwanawo sent in a long cross from the left but 15 failed to control it while one on one with James Alitho in the Tax Collectors’ goal and the custodian collected comfortably.At the other end, Lwasa missed again. First failing to hit the target from a header following Vitalis Tabu’s delivery from a corner and then tapping wide with the goal at his mercy after he was teed up inside the area by Kaggimu.With eight minutes of the first half to play, Tabu sent in another corner from the left and after Nyamityobora failed to clear their lines, Kaggimu could not capitalize as he dragged his effort agonizingly wide of the left-hand post.Sam Simbwa’s side who had clearly dominated the first 45 minutes had another chance to take the lead with two minutes to play but once again could not hit the target as Kaggimu blasted over from just outside the area.The rest of the half went with no proper events to write home about and referee Ali Sabira sent both sides back into the dressing rooms for the halftime break.At the start of the second half, URA continued from where they had left of in the first, dominating possession and also saw Ronald Musana blaze over from distance inside two minutes.Moments later, the first yellow card of the game was shown to Musana after he tripped Akandanwaho as the forward tried to rally his side forward during a counter attack.On 51 minutes, URA made the first substitution of the game, taking off Siraje Ssentamu and replacing him with former Tooro United midfielder Abdallah Nyanzi. Moments later the visitors also made a switch of their own as Ivan Mbowa replaced Ebong Lameck.On 53 minutes, Mathiew Odong struck from distance but his effort was comfortably saved by Jomi.The Tax Collectors looked to be tiring and Nyamityobora started to create a few chances of their own and at the hour mark, Patrick Gonahasa sent in a goal bound shot which was headed out for a corner by his name-sake, Mbowa. However, the resultant corner was fruitless.The best chance of the second half fell to 15 who pounced on Musana’s lazily headed back-pass but could not convert while under pressure from Alitho.Nyamityobora’s Derrick Kiggundu was also booked with 14 minutes to play after fouling Kaggimu outside the area.In a desperate move to try and find the winner, Simbwa replaced the tired Tabu with Robert Mukongotya.With seven minutes to play, URA were awarded a penalty after Kaggimu was brought down inside the area by make-shift right back Ibrahim Pengere. The URA skipper picked himself up and took the spot which was saved comfortably by Jomi.That was the last meaningful piece of action as the two side settled for a point in the end.The draw takes URA to 10 points while Nyamityobra have now accumulated four from their first six games.Comments
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