WIN DEM WHEELZ, in association with Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), will pay homage to racehorse grooms at Caymanas Park on Saturday, April 23, with the Grooms’ Association Day race meet comprising 11 races. Details for Grooms’ Association Day were outlined by Andrew Azar, managing director of Win Dem Wheelz, as well as Cedric Stewart, chief executive officer of CTL and racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr at yesterday’s launch in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park. To begin with, five veteran grooms will be honoured on the afternoon in recognition of their long and dedicated contribution to racing for 50 years. They are Headley Scott, popularly called ‘Scott Brady’, who groomed the second horse (Cardigan) to win on the opening day of Caymanas Park on August 22, 1959, and was a top groom with the legendary trainer Aston Commock back then; as well as Lenford Walker, Everald White, Fitzroy Tulloch and Roy Hamilton. The card will also feature the running of the Win Dem Wheelz Trophy over a mile for $180,000 claimers, this offering a total purse of $550,000 inclusive of $50,000 from the sponsor; the Grooms’ Association Trophy claiming $250,000 – $210,000, with a purse of $530,000; and, above all, the grade one renewal of the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres, with a purse o $1.2 million. According to Azar, grooms are “very special people to our industry and the unsung heroes who dedicate their lives to the daily care of the magnificent thoroughbred. On this special occasion, it is only fitting to mention the names of the five grooms who will be honoured”. Azar further stated that the first five grooms in each of the 11 races on the card would receive valuable product prizes and ultimately, the names of all grooms, who have horses on the programme will be placed in a raffle, and at the end of the meet, a lucky groom would receive a Ramco 250 Tiger motorcycle valued at $300,000, courtesy of Win Dem Wheelz. Azar was hailed by Trainers’ Association president Vin Edwards, United Trainers’ Association president Dale Murphy, and Grooms’ Asso- ciation president Fabian White for his generosity, social conscience, and unwavering support for racing, not only in his capacity as an outgoing deputy chairman of CTL, but through the support of his company. Vin Edwards said over a decade ago, he made representations for grooms to be included in the Hall of Fame, and although this was resisted initially, his persistent efforts paved the way for Vincent Blackwood to be the first groom to be so honoured some years ago. Edwards contends that divestment has never been successful in Jamaica, and he is sceptical that the pending divestment of racing will be beneficial to all stakeholders in racing. And finally, Edwards called for an investigation into the $750 million spent in the construction of the Jamaica Racing Commission /Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission building at 78C Hagley Park Road, which has become dysfunctional for the most part. -O.C.
Over those 20 years, they’ve planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 550 schoolyards across the country.“I think that’s really significant and we’re pleased to be one of the partners here,” Mayor Ackerman said.The entire project would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for the eleven volunteers turning up to lend a hand in planting 20 new trees around the skatepark earlier this month. Cameron says environmental sustainability is at the forefront of CN’s objectives and they’re pleased to have managed to partner with our community.“This project will help make the Fort St. John Rotary Skatepark a more pleasing environment for the community with mature trees that will provide shade and windbreaks,” Cameron said.Peace River North MLA, Pat Pimm says he’s pleased that the Rotary Skatepark, a popular public space for social gathering in Fort St. John, managed to become a part of CN’s program.- Advertisement -He also says this should have positive influence on those using the park.“Green spaces and parks enhance our quality of life, provide recreational opportunities to help people live healthy, active lifestyles and help increase the overall social well-being of Fort St. John”, Pimm said in a written statement as he was unable to attend the ceremony.For over 20 years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations and individuals in the pursuit of creating a greener and healthier environment.Advertisement
Solskjaer’s side will be aiming to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the Champions League last 16, second leg at PSG on Wednesday.“The dressing room was bouncing, they were happy, looking forward to Wednesday,” said the Norwegian.“We’re playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolute quality players but who knows? This has happened before, so many great comebacks.“The Champions League has given quite a few of those comebacks, PSG against Barcelona for example. We have to do it away from home, but we have eight straight wins away from home.“We’re confident away from home and if we’re in the game with 20 or 30 minutes to go, who knows?”Solskjaer’s mentor Alex Ferguson became renowned for his team’s last-minute winners during a golden era that featured the current United interim manager, who scored a stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.And the Norwegian appeared to have summoned the spirits of the Ferguson era, after United claimed a crucial three points against lowly Southampton.“It was like the old days,” beamed Solskjaer, whose side now lead Arsenal by one point in the race for Champions League qualification, with Chelsea four points further back with two games in hand.“I’ve been part of that so many times myself. We spoke about it at half-time and said get the ball in the box and play more forward because the Stretford End will suck it in for you.“I don’t want to take anything away from Andreas (Pereira) and Romelu, because they were great finishes, but that spirit is just part of this club’s history. We have done it so many times before.”United appeared to be heading towards a disappointing home draw in the closing moments, when substitute Fred exchanged passes with Luke Shaw and found the in-form Lukaku on the edge of the area.The Belgian striker did the rest with a pinpoint 18-yard finish into the bottom corner.Solskjaer could even enjoy the luxury of a missed injury-time penalty when Paul Pogba’s effort was well saved by Angus Gunn following Stuart Armstrong’s trip on Marcus Rashford.But the finale, which extended Solskjaer’s unbeaten run in domestic action with United to 15 games, was much-needed after it appeared his team would drop points in the chase for a top-four finish.– Irrepressible mood –In a game of spectacular goals, Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse struck a superb 25-yard free-kick after 74 minutes to make the score 2-2.Pereira had equalised for United in the 53rd minute as substitute Diogo Dalot combined with Lukaku, forcing the ball through to the young Brazilian who took a touch before curling a magnificent finish into the Southampton goal.After a lacklustre first-half display, United were now in an irrepressible mood and took the lead just six minutes later through Lukaku.Pereira showed his strength to hold off challengers in midfield before slipping through an excellently-timed pass for Lukaku who finished clinically from 15 yards.It was an impressive turnaround from Solskjaer’s team, who had been stunned by an incredible 26th-minute goal by Southampton wing-back Yan Valery.But there were question marks over David De Gea as Charlie Austin passed wide to the overlapping 20-year-old and his immaculate 30-yard strike beat the United goalkeeper at his near post.The dramatic conclusion was partly the result of some luck on Solskjaer’s part as an injury to the ineffective Alexis Sanchez early in the second half forced him to bring on the far more influential Dalot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku clinched Manchester United’s dramatic win over Southampton © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his “confident” side could stage a Champions League fightback at Paris Saint-Germain this week after a dramatic 3-2 victory over Southampton on Saturday.Romelu Lukaku’s 89th-minute strike at Old Trafford, his fourth goal in two games, fired United back into the top four at the expense of Arsenal, who were held by Tottenham.
Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson believes Spurs need to buy another striker before the transfer window shuts to ease the goalscoring burden on Harry Kane and boost their top four chances.Kane enjoyed a stunning breakthrough campaign last season, scoring 31 goals in all competitions and finishing second to Man City’s Sergio Aguero in the Premier League’s scoring charts with 21 top flight strikes.But the north London side are struggling to support their top frontman, with £26million flop Roberto Soldado on his way back to Villarreal and Emmenuel Adebayor also thought to be set for an exit.Tottenham have been linked with a number of attackers this summer, including Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin, West Brom starlet Saido Berahino and young Lyon striker Clinton N’Jie.And Dawson has called for his former club to strengthen their strike force before it’s too late.“Harry had a fantastic season last year, he’s a top finisher and he was incredible, but he needs some help up there,” the ex-Spurs skipper told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“There’s talk about Adebayor and Soldado leaving and Spurs certainly need to strengthen there in order to break into the top four, which is so hard – in ten years I was there it only happened twice.“With Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – big teams which spend a lot of money and are so hard to get past. Will Spurs break in? It’ll be tough test.”Soldado has already reportedly agreed terms on a move back to Spain, while former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood is keen to be reunited with Adebayor at Aston Villa, and Dawson believes both players still have a lot to give at the top level.“They need to play football,” the Hull City centre-back added. “It’s wasted talent having two players like Adebayor and Soldado not even getting in the squad.“They should be out there playing and showing what they can offer teams.“On his day Adebayor is a top class striker. When he first signed for Spurs in the first six months he was unplayable.“If he can get back to form, wherever that may be, he’s still a top player for someone.”
PALMDALE – Modification money for the B-2 stealth bomber, the first purchases of the F-35 joint strike fighter, and stretching out production of the F-22A fighter are among the Antelope Valley-related projects in the president’s proposed 2007 defense budget. President George W. Bush proposed a $493.3 billion defense budget that provides solid funding for projects that have either parts production or modification work at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale. The proposed budget includes $415.5 million for B-2 stealth bomber modifications, primarily the upgrading of the bomber’s radar equipment, according to Pentagon budget documents. The budget request also includes $224.1 million for B-2 research and development work. Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector, the B-2 prime contractor, and principal subcontractor Raytheon will replace the bomber’s radar with one that is more efficient and features lighter, cheaper and more reliable components. The upgraded radar will also be able to avoid potential interference with commercial signals. The budget request includes $247.6 million for research and development on the Global Hawk. The request also shows funding for the F-22A fighter dropping from $4.2 billion this year to $2.7 billion as the Air Force stretches out the aircraft’s production by two years, to 2010. The plan is to avoid a gap between the end of F-22A production and the arrival of the F-35s, thus keeping “a warm tactical aircraft production line,” according to a Pentagon budget document. Although the F-22A is assembled in Georgia, Lockheed Martin employs about 400 people on the program in Palmdale. Those workers built parts for the aircraft. On the downside, the Pentagon is proposing to speed up retirement of the F-117A stealth fighter and the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. Stating that other aircraft can handle their missions, Defense Department officials are looking to save about $2 billion by retiring all 52 F-117s in 2008 and the U-2s by 2011. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. has modification and support functions for the F-117 and U-2 aircraft in Palmdale. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 email@example.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Northrop Grumman will install and test the new radar systems on B-2 aircraft for initial demonstration and operational training. Operational testing will be conducted at Edwards Air Force Base. Installation of the upgraded radar on all of the B-2 fleet is expected to run through 2011. The budget request includes $5.2 billion for the F-35, a multiservice aircraft under development. The request includes funding for buying the first five Air Force aircraft and money to begin production on 16 other planes – eight for the Air Force and eight for the Marine Corps. The F-35 is assembled by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, but Northrop Grumman builts the center fuselages for the planes at its facilities in Palmdale. Several hundred people work on the program in Palmdale. The budget request also includes $504.5 million to buy six Global Hawk aircraft. The Global Hawk is an unmanned, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft that is providing intelligence in the War on Terror in the Middle East.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Norman Vaughan, a dog handler and driver in Adm. Richard Byrd’s 1928 expedition to the South Pole, died Friday just a few days after turning 100 years old. Vaughan died at Providence Alaska Medical Center surrounded by family and friends, said nursing supervisor Martha George. He was well enough Dec. 17 to enjoy a birthday celebration at the hospital attended by more than 100 friends and hospital workers. His actual birthday was Monday. Vaughan’s motto was “Dream big and dare to fail.” Days before his 89th birthday, he and his wife, Carolyn Muegge-Vaughan, returned to Antarctica and climbed to the summit of 10,320-foot Mount Vaughan, the mountain Byrd named in his honor. Vaughan left Harvard University to join Byrd on his expedition, which included creation of the first settlement in Antarctica and the first air flight over the South Pole. He was part of a crew that drove dog teams 1,500 miles across the frozen continent to collect geological samples and other scientific data.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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It was the climax of our dream,” he told The Associated Press in a 2005 interview at his Anchorage home. “We had to risk failure to get there.” Vaughan sought adventure his entire life. His exploits included finishing the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race six times after age 70. At age 96, he carried the Olympic torch in Juneau, passing the flame from a wheelchair, 70 years after he competed in the Olympics as a sled dog racer. Vaughan wanted to climb Mount Vaughan again to celebrate his 100th birthday but the expedition fell short of money. He planned to sip champagne at the summit – the first taste of alcohol for the lifetime teetotaler. Vaughan had a taste of champagne during a birthday celebration, however.
Jim McGuinness will lead Donegal against Armagh at GAA HQ next SaturdayDONEGAL will take on Armagh in the All-Ireland Quarter final at Croke Park next Saturday (4pm throw-in).Dublin will face Monaghan at 6pm in the double header – being televised on Sky Sports.Armagh saw off Meath by five points on Saturday, 0-18 to 0-13 whilst were two point winners over Kildare, 2-16 to 2-14. The winners of next Saturday’s matches will play each other in the semi-final. DONEGAL TO FACE ARMAGH AT CROKE PARK NEXT SATURDAY was last modified: August 3rd, 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:armaghdonegalJim McGuinness
MORE than 300 people packing into a community hall in Killygordon last night to voice their concerns over plans to build Ireland’s largest wind farm in the area.The meeting was the second such gathering since plans were formally lodged with An Bord Pleanala (ABP) two weeks ago by Planree Ltd, for the Carrickaduff Wind Farm.The giant wind farm is to include 49 turbines, some with a maximum height of 500 feet, stretching from the iconic Barnesmore Gap, along the Tyrone border, to near Castlefin. The meeting, organised by the Finn Valley Wind Action (FVWA) group, was held in the Parochial Hall in the tiny village of Crossroads.Well-known environmental planning consultant, Mr Peter Crossan, told the packed venue that it was essential for the local community to get behind FVWA.If they did, he said, he was fully confident they could successfully fight plans to build the huge development on their doorstep.Mr Crossan said there was proof coming from world experts that turbines have a detrimental effect on peoples’ health, but that this argument was being “drowned out” by the powerful wind energy industry lobby. A Cavan man, said he was familiar with Donegal and said wind farms would have a drastic effect on the local environment and that the turbines were “alien” to the county’s landscape.FVWA secretary, Ms Marie Scanlon, said if the development went ahead, her children would grow up without having the pleasure of an uninterrupted view of Barnes because of the giant turbines.“Apart from the obvious health risks, these huge turbines will destroy our beautiful landscape forever. I want my children to enjoy places like Barnes while they are growing up. Barnes is as iconic as Errigal and should be afforded the same protection.”She also dismissed reports in the national media that millionaire popstars, Mick Hucknall and Chris DeMargery, are backing their group financially.‘WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SEE BARNES,” CAMPAIGNER TELLS PACKED WIND FARM MEETING was last modified: February 24th, 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:donegalKillygordonmeetingThe Crosswind farm
A small quantity of ammunition was recovered following a security alert in Castlefin last night.Workmen came across the ammunition as they were working behind St Mary’s National School in the Hillhead area after 4pm.The area was sealed off by Gardai and the Army’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal team were drafted in. At 11.30pm last night the area was declared safe, much to the relief of local residents.It is understood the ammunition was of a historical nature.Area declared safe as ammunition find removed was last modified: August 19th, 2017 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:ammunitionCastelfindonegalfind
Woodlands Dairy food group is committed to spreading the message of environmental health. The company recently embarked on a clean-up campaign that invited participants in the creative sector to get their hands dirty. The end result? A clean city and an eye-catching billboard made from recycled material.Woodlands Dairy saw an opportunity to use graphics to demonstrate the impact of littering. As part of their ongoing ‘clean up your hood for good’ campaign, Woodlands Diary (First Choice) partnered with Colours of You South Africa (COYSA), an organisation that seeks to promote both artistic talent and all things South African by bringing people together through art & design, to create this artwork that can be found on the R303 as motorists leave the N2 and enter Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.A crew of just over 50 people were challenged to clean up this stretch of road (R303 between the N2 and Humansdorp). The cleanup kicked off at the end of October last year, and has been on-going.Tinus Pretorius, Woodlands Dairy/First Choice GM: sales and marketing shared the campaign objective with MarkLives.com: “We wanted to involve local creatives to help us drive awareness about the benefits of cleaning up their neighbourhood. We need to get the public’s attention when it comes to littering, and what better way they to use the rubbish that’s thrown away? It also gives people a taste of the amazing work from the Port Elizabeth arts community.”About Woodlands DairyWoodlands Diary is situated along the South African Garden Route, right in the heart of the Eastern Cape dairy region in Humansdorp. With a team of +-1400 people, they pride themselves in innovative thinking, the speedy development of new products and excellent customer service.Their range includes various cheeses, butter, cream, amasi, custard, flavoured milk and extended shelf life (ESL) fresh milk, UHT Milk, dairy desserts, dessert toppings and ice cream.Additional reporting: Marklives.com