Derby Day 5K Fan Contest

first_imgThe 2020 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby will be run on June 6th – we wish you could run with us! For more information on the postponed Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Walk/Run (on Sept. 26), click here.Participate in the Derby Day 5k Fan ContestOn June 6, we want to encourage everyone to stay active by running or walking your own 5K or to keep training! Get a chance to win 2 entries to the next Derby Day 5K (2020 or 2021), a pair of Brooks Running Shoes, or a $100 Gift Card to “Run With Us Pasadena”.How to EnterPost a pic of you with past Derby Day 5K Medals, T-Shirts, or a Derby-themed prop (anything horse racing related!).Tag @santaanitapark, @derbyday5k, and use #SAderbyday5kcontest on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.Entries begin on June 6th. The deadline to enter is 5:00 pm PST.(June 6, 2020 from 1:00 am – 5:00 pm PST)How to WinThere will be 3 winners.Winners will be randomly drawn from all the entrants.Winners will be announced the following Wednesday, June 10.last_img read more

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Foster’s Fairplay | Recruit responsibly

first_img In such a case, even if not previously in place, there must be an effort to upgrade academic skills to bring them closer and hopefully aligned with what is required in the classroom. Whenever this is not done, those responsible for the transfer would have failed miserably in their bid to steer a life in an acceptable or positive direction. The country is bedeviled by rampant and raging crime. The authorities seem to be at their wits end to stem, much less to stultify this scourge. To virtually abandon a young life because he or she does not meet the requirements in an area of another’s choice, will not provide the remedial solutions that are being sought, and which are now of national concern. Another growing problem, is that a significant portion of developing sporting talent is not steered towards the outlet that offers the best opportunity for further advance. Many are the youngsters who, given the lack of attention, fall by the wayside, ending up in the precipice of the talented but forgotten. The failure to master the Arts and the Sciences ought not to be a recipe for abandonment and total rejection. There must be a better way to uplift our children and not allow them to follow the wrong paths. The Intersecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) has a designated role here. The organisation has limiting regulations to address the issue, but more are needed and the execution must be strictly monitored and rigidly enforced. The United States Collegiate system with its attendant rules and administration may provide good examples. Let the recruiting continue, but at the same time, the school system should provide a more fertile pathway for our athletes to make the transition to the national level. – Feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com ACADEMICS IMPORTANT There seems to be a stigma attached to schools, which facilitate their advance in sporting endeavours by a particular type of recruiting. This strategy, by no means new, involves attracting student athletes, who were brought to recognition elsewhere in the system. The objective is to enhance the progress or success on the playfields of the receiving institution. It is said, and not without justification, that there are monetary gains that accrue to the facilitators, who have decisive inputs in “swinging the deals.”A recent post on social media, saw a prominent and currently high-performing Kingston school, having its name tarnished as their football team has been assembled by several “raids” conducted at other schools. The label given them was St Wolbar (meaning: the recruited players were drawn from St. Jago and Calabar). This speaks in stentorian terms to what is now being manifested among the schools. Foster’s Fairplay, having first opposed, and later agreed with colleague and friend, former national football representative, Dr. Lascelve “Muggy” Graham, has taken another look. The former brilliant St. George’s College ball handler, remains firm in the view that admission to high school should have a distinct academic bias. Any other talent should find a home away from the laboratories and study rooms of learning environs. Never should the ability to influence a sporting outcome, be considered. This columnist has developed some empathy for the practice, for which the Doctor has little or no time. However, there needs to be an established template for this cross fertilisation, which must be set in the interest of all concerned. What must be foremost in the mind of the relevant parties, is the future of the young boy or girl. It is ideal that both the academic and sporting potential of the individual are considered, so once the switch is completed, there must be equal attempts to address both aspects. This columnist is aware of programmes where if the performance on the field of play does not live up to expectations, there is a total separation from the new school. This should not be.last_img read more

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Akash in 2000 Guineas after scratch scare

first_img “I don’t know who contacted Mr Richards next. He called me in one temper, saying that I am trying to scratch his horse to allow Mr Nunes’ horse in. “I explained to Mr Richards that I can’t scratch the horse. I saw the horse moving funny and passed the information to Dr Bartlett, who has the final say in the matter. Dr Bartlett saw the horse and said the horse is moving fine, so the horse is still in the race.” Dr Wright went on to outline the status of Nunes’ two horses, who both cantered Thursday morning before being examined. “ICTUS is moving stiff, so he is out of the race, DONTAE is dead lame, cannot walk, so he is out,” he said. Bartlett, however, said the report on the three horses represented a recommendation that they should be scratched, which he confirmed with Wright. “He said he didn’t like how AKASH was moving. I asked him if the horse should be taken out and he said yes, so I passed that information to the stewards, along with the others,” Bartlett pointed out, explaining how AKASH was initially scratched. “Some time after I heard a commotion outside my office and it was Mr Richards. I told him to bring the horse to me. I had the horse trot, an, in my opinion, the horse was sound enough, so I reversed his decision,” said Bartlett, adding that he did not see Nunes’ horses because there was no protest on that trainer’s part. ATTEMPT TO SCRATCH HORSE Owner Louis Richards is hopping mad that his horse, AKASH, was almost scratched from today’s 2000 Guineas at Caymanas Park on the recommendation of veterinarian Dr Jason Wright, a decision overturned by Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, the Jamaica Racing Commission’s veterinary consultant. Bartlett yesterday told The Gleaner that Wright, whose services were procured by promoter Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to check horses participating in the weekend feature races, had recommended on Thursday morning that three horses be scratched from the 2000 Guineas – AKASH and Anthony Nunes’ pair of ICTUS and DONTAE. Nunes, who had another runner, BALAZO, two rungs down on the also-eligible waiting list, accepted his sudden turn of fate, which resulted in that horse making the cut. Richards, however, took matters into his own hands and insisted that nothing was wrong with AKASH – resulting in his reinstatement by Dr Bartlett. “I carried the horse to Dr Bartlett myself and he didn’t have to lay a hand on the horse to see that he was okay. All he told me was that my horse was going to run,” said Richards, who also trains the chestnut colt. “From he was a two-year-old, that horse has never had any form of lameness and I really had to carry on bad, really bad,” he added. Wright, in response, said he found that AKASH was moving “rather stiff on his front right foot”. “He had no back swing. I made a note that the horse was moving funny. I have no power to scratch any horse. Any findings I find, I was asked to turn them over to Dr Bartlett. “Later in the morning Dr Bartlett called me and asked about my findings. I reported to him three horses – AKASH, DONTAE and ICTUS. I said to him, ‘ICTUS and AKASH were moving sore, but it might be that they had just been taken out, they were not allowed to warm up or anything,'” he pointed out.last_img read more

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Mother of 5 jailed for stealing $280,000

first_imgA woman was on Wednesday jailed when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged for robbery.Melinda Beaton, 31, of 45 A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her.It is alleged that on September 5, 2016 at Independence Boulevard, she stole 0,000 in cash from Curt Steele.The woman told the court that she offered to sell the Virtual Complainant a phone for 00, but instead he indicated that he preferred to have a sexual favour , a request with which she complied. After the intimate act occurred, the man fell asleep, and she stole the money and left.The mother of five told the Magistrate that she needed the money to buy school supplies. She was jailed for 18 months.last_img read more

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Machine operator remanded on narco charge

first_imgKeith StevensA 37-year-old heavy duty operator was remanded to prison on Tuesday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Keith Stevens, of Lot 54 Republic Avenue, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The prosecution is contending that on September 23, 2016 at First Avenue, Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The court was told that on the day in question, ranks on duty were on patrol when they saw the defendant with a large garbage bag acting in a suspicious manner. As such, the ranks approached Stevens, who then threw the bag in a parked car and attempted to escape. He was, however, pursued by ranks and eventually caught.The defendant’s Attorney contended that the prosecution’s case was flawed, claiming his client was an operator and the illicit drug was found in a car that his employer sent to pick him up. The Attorney added that his client only joined the taxi upon request of his employer and had no knowledge that the drug was in the car. As such, he requested bail which, however, was denied. The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court where it would be called again on October 12, 2016.last_img read more

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No cease order for RUSAL – President

first_imgThe conflicts surrounding Russian bauxite company RUSAL and its labour issues have not reached such a grave stage that it warrants a cease order. This is according to President David Granger.He made this assertion during his weekly telecast “The Public Interest” which was aired on Friday.An official order handed down by a Government agency or court directing a person or entity to stop doing something immediately is called a “cease and desist order.” Such an order effectively places an injunction on the person or entity that prohibits the named activity, labeling it suspicious or illegal.“I don’t think we need to reach the level of a cease order at this point in time. There are measures which could be put in place by the unions to ensure that the controversies are adjudicated and I do not think those measures have been exhausted at this point in time,” President Granger stated, in response to a question posed by one of the journalists on the panel.The Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) and RUSAL have had issues following the dismissal and suspension of 57 workers several years back.Some of the workers’ concerns raised over the years include being compelled to complete tasks without the necessary equipment to do the job; staff working far in excess of five years and receiving no raise in pay; staff reporting sick receiving pay eight hours for a three-day period, but upon resumption money is deducted from their salary; poor ventilation in office areas; and no occupational safety and health representatives or committee, among several other issues.The bauxite company recently disrespected the Government by failing to attend a meeting organised by Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence and Junior Minister Keith Scott to deliberate on the matter.Recently, the workers union expressed concerns over the company’s move to establish a Workers’ Social Welfare Committee, noting that it is an attempt to isolate employees from the unions.According to the Union, this Committee would be responsible for addressing workers socio-economic issues” and be its workers’ medium for communication and information flow to and from management.The Union contended that this move is unacceptable and infringes upon workers’ freedom to subscribe to a union of their choice.Nonetheless, President Granger holds out that there are measures that can be explored before Government makes any extreme decisions regarding this matter.“I urge that the Ministry of Social Protection remain engaged with the company, and if necessary, we can result to legal means to ensure workers’ rights are protected,” he said.RUSAL has been operating in Guyana since 2014.last_img read more

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Jordan announces $25,000 bonus for lowest paid public servants only

first_img…berates Private Sector, Chris Ram, Jagdeo over 2017 Budget criticismPublic servants earning less than $500,000 per month will be receiving a tax free $25,000 — the equivalent of US$117 (using current exchange rates) — this December as their Christmas bonus.This announcement was made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan as he closed his rebuttal arguments to the debates on the 2017 National Estimates in the National Assembly on Friday.According to Minister Jordan, the $25,000 is meant to ease the transition into the good life to be had, as a result of the way being paved in part through the Budget for 2017.This means that the lowest paid category of Government workers alone will benefit from the bonus being paid out by Government for 2017, less than half of what wasFinance Minister Winston Jordandemanded by the political Opposition in keeping with the annual tradition.Jordan wrapped up his debate following presentations by the penultimate speaker, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who was followed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. Nagamootoo in his presentation also launched an attack against the Opposition Leader, saying Jagdeo’s contribution was simply a ‘cuss out’ and ‘buse down’ before he ‘cut and run’ after preaching gloom and doom.Berates Private SectorIn his two-hour rebuttal to the one week of debates in the National Assembly, the Finance Minister launched in an almost vitriolic tirade against those levelling criticisms against the 2017 Budget.He singled out the Private Sector Commission (PSC) — the umbrella body for businesses in Guyana — the political Opposition and its leader, former President Bharrat Jagdeo, and eminent Chartered Accountant and member of the Government’s Tax Reform Committee, Christopher Ram, among others.The PSC had been vociferous in its public outcries against many of the budgetary measures announced by Minster Jordan.Signalling to his colleagues ahead of his rebuttal in the House that the proverbial ‘gloves are coming off’, Minister Jordan firstly lashed out at those who had criticised the early presentation of the 2017 Budget and the Private Sector, which he accused of picking up the mantle to criticise what was termed the haste in presenting the estimates.On the matter of consultations ahead of the Budget, the Minister insisted that his policy is that of an open door, and that interested parties did not have to wait until budget time to present a wish list.Don’t come to meHe referred to the Budget demands as a wish list, since according to Jordan many of the stakeholders will not present their proposals with accompanying analysis.According to Jordan, all and sundry are seemingly only interested in what concessions can be had, something he is not in favour of.“Everybody wants concession but they never tell you how much more jobs will bePrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo during his presentation on Fridaycreated,” or taxes to be paid, according to Jordan, saying the process is “not a numbers game, this is serious business and everybody knows like prices, concessions are sticky, once you give them it is difficult to take it back.”It was at this point during his presentation to the Government members in the House — since the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) members had left the proceedings — the Finance Minister recalled, “I told the Private Sector since last year don’t come to me for concessions… Don’t come to me for concessions, I don’t believe in concessions.”According to Jordan, concessions are sought by those only with sectional interest. Instead, he insisted on a “tax code that is uniformed and uniformly applied.”Repeatedly singling out the PSC for criticism, the Minister said there were already provisions in the laws for concessions and still there are demands so “how can you take such people seriously?”The Minister continued his tirade against the Private Sector Commission and recalled that during a recent function hosted by the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA), he was forced to use as example a foreign investor.ConcessionsHe drew reference to Barbadian… Simpson, and his investment in the Rupununi on the Santa Fe Mega Farm.Jordan said to the House that the Barbadian investor is not a member of the PSC and “he don’t come bother us for concession, he want more land.”He told the House that the investor was actively engaged in the planting of rice and is looking to move into large-scale cattle rearing. He suggested the PSC should take a proverbial page from the book of the Barbadian investor.According to the Minister, while those on the local front are complaining, there are many overseas interest actively lining up to sink investments in Guyana, before bellowing “What is wrong with our local Private Sector… Every day you open the (news)paper is something about Jordan, something about the Government.”Other people are interested in Guyana, Jordan signalled to the private sector, warning that persons could very well come to wake up “five years from now, (and) other people would have taken over the country, while the private sector would be complaining to Government.”The Minister told the House that the reality is that Government is in fact trying to tell the private sector, “We want to work with you.”Jordan acknowledged the private sector as an important partner in the development of Guyana but cautioned that the partnership can’t be one-sided, “show me your card and I will show you mine… it can’t be sleight-of-hand.”The Finance Minister, in what can be perceived as a direct plea to the Guyanese populace listening to the presentations and debates said: “These aren’t people to be trusted, just as how you didn’t trust them in May 2015, they still up to their own ways, they are not to be trusted.”According to Jordan, the arguments were in fact just a litany of feeble attempts.Dismissing as ‘cult-like manner,’ Jordan recalled the persistent calls by the Opposition to withdraw the Budget.He dismissed the pleas as “nonsense” and accused the Opposition of seeking to wield power through the backdoor, in their calls to have the executive withdraw its budget.IsolationThe Finance Minister in defending the budgetary measures proposed, said that they cannot be taken into isolation. Jordan in fact insisted that Government is projecting losses in the vicinity of $10 billion as a result of the measures.According to Jordan, the tax measures are an important sacrifice to make in the paradigm shift contemplated by Government.He pointed to measures such as the further empowering of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to go after tax cheats and ensure laws of the country are enforcedAccording to Jordan, Government would have been able to do more to alleviate the plight of Guyanese, such as further decreasing in the income tax rates: “We would have loved to do more,” Jordan said, but lamented the state of the world economy along with that of Guyana’s and told the House, “at least we show intent.” (Gary Eleazar)last_img read more

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Win an ounce of gold with the Shamrock Industries Pot of Gold

first_imgSo all you have to do is put your name in the bucket and listen to Moose FM.  Visit anyone of the following sponsor locations and put your name in the draw.  Then starting on March 3, listen to Moose FM and when we announce your name you have 100.1 minutes to call us at 250-787-2222 and you will be in the draw.The more places you enter, the more chanes you have to win.Enter at the following locations…Shamrock IndustriesMicroage ComputersThe Hair BinMarcy’s Bright IdeasCentral EmporiumM&M Meat ShopsRadical StreetwearHeadspaceRosebrook FlooringFort City Chrysler- Advertisement -We’ll make the grand prize draw March 17, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. on Moose FM.  Good Luck.last_img read more

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Rachier among four Gor officials facing arrest

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – The High Court in Nakuru on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against five Gor Mahia officials for failing to meet hotel accommodation arrears amounting to Sh500, 000.Resident Magistrate Wilson Kitur issued the orders against Gor Mahia Chairman, Ambrose Rachier, Vice Chairman, John Pesa, Secretary General Ronald Ngala, Kennedy Otieno, and Team Manager Jolawi Obondo for failing to honor a court order demanding the club to pay the hotel arrears. The officials were also required to appear in court Tuesday but they absconded.Kitur said that having failed to honor the judgment of the court in 2015, they had a chance of appearing before the court to show cause but failed.Donnies Bar and Hotel Limited sued the senior officials and wants the club chairman, Rachier to explain why he should not be subjected to civil jail for disobeying a court order directing them to pay the Sh500, 000 arrears.Through lawyer Gordon Ogola, the hotel wants the court to commit Rachier to a civil jail for failure to pay the dues despite a court order.“Gor Mahia have neglected to honor and pay the whole amount and the balance is totaling to Sh437, 080,” Ogola said.Gor are scheduled to depart Monday for South Africa to take on SuperSport United in the return leg of CAF confederation Cup.The hotel sued the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions in June 2017 but the club failed to enter appearance prompting the court to issue a decree ordering Gor to pay the amount.He wants the club compelled by the court to pay the arrears and cost of the suit.Gor were in Nakuru for a pre-season match friendly against Western Stima when the players stayed at the hotel.The club responded by depositing Sh100, 000 but failed to proceed to fully settle the amount.According to Ogola, the hotel rendered accommodation services to Gor Mahia team on January 19, 2015 totaling to a fee of Sh637, 080.The case will be mentioned on May 8.-By Wanjiru Macharia-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Raphoe Playgroups now enrolling

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource CentreRaphoe Community Playgroup Co. Ltd.Enrolment now taking place for Raphoe Community Playgroup Co. Ltd. On Monday 6 th February 1.30 – 3PM & 6.30 – 8PM. Enrolment forms available for morning/evening sessions at the playgroup from Monday Jan 30 th (9am – 1PM daily) Available Schemes: Free ECCE. Subvention & Fee-paying Little Acorns PlaygroupLittle Acorns Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2017 & January 2018. Free Playgroup places are available- FREE OF CHARGE FOR 2 YEARS. Eligibility for the ECCE scheme- Available to children aged 3 years up to 4 years and 7 months.Please call into us to check your child’s eligibility and for enrollment forms or phone 085- 8484149. 50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the weekly Bonus Ball was Ann O’ Donnell. Congratulations to Ann! The winning number was 45.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubOn Friday night last club boxers Liam Crawford, Liam Mc Monagle and Oisin Mc Hugh represented Donegal V’s Derry at a major tournament in Buncrana and all three boxers turned in impressive gutsy performances only to lose out on points decision.On Saturday night next, club boxers Arron Mc Daid, Lee Doherty and Liam Crawford will be in action at a major tournament in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.On Sunday next Liam Mc Monagle, Oran Devine, Oisin Mc Hugh and Danny Buchanan will represent Co. Donegal at an Inter-County tournament in the Letterkenny Club House starting at 4PM. Great honour for all these young boxers who always do the Raphoe Club proud. Co. Donegal will come up against Co. Mayo and there will be 14 contests down for decision. Good luck lads!Best wishes for a speedy recovery goes to club President Tommy Stewart who is recovering after a serious bout of flu that had him in bed for the past 8 days. Get well soon Tommy from all at the club.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance (Hip Pop, Street Rock n Roll and Freestyle)Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance will recommence on Tuesday 7 th February 2017 @ The Volt House, Raphoe . 4-7 year old from 6.45 -7.30pm €4 per class and 8-12 year olds from 7.45 – 8.45pm €5 per class.Sinead is looking forward to seeing you all again and as always new faces are always welcome.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Raphoe Playgroups now enrolling was last modified: January 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:playgroupsRaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centrelast_img read more

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