Apprentices on show today at Caymanas

first_imgThey include Odean Edwards, who has secured as many as five rides on the 10-race programme.Edwards, who is apprenticed to trainer Richard Azan, joins Linton Steadman, Hakeem Pottinger, Dane Dawkins, Amoy Gray, Oneil Beckford, Jerome Innis, Anthony Thomas, and two of the three female apprentices – Natalie Berger and Mellissa Ward – as the ones down to ride today.Edwards, who is popularly called ‘Dino’, will ride BABY P for Azan in the third race, the Keeling Memorial Cup over 1100 meres for two-year-olds; highly fancied FIFTYONESTORM for trainer Edward Walker in the fifth race over the straight five course; LUCKYBEGOOD for trainer Bernard Vincent in the sixth over 1300 metres; as well as recent winner TARANIS for Azan in the seventh over a mile; and KING NEBARUE for trainer Linton Calder in the eighth race, again over a mile.Edwards, who rode a winner as exercise rider in 2014, has a glorious chance of opening his official account aboard FIFTYONESTORM, who not only has good speed, but looked in good condition at exercise recently and will relish the straight.STEADMANTOMAKEEARLYIMPACTSteadman, on the other hand, is apprenticed to 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, and the buzz on the backstretch is that he will make an early impact, having ridden two of the three winners in the JRC Training School races aboard GRAND TRAIN and SEAL THE DEAL, not to mention two winners in MADEBA and GRANDE MARQUE as an exercise rider as well.He is down to ride the two-year-old VISION for Wayne DaCosta in the third race and the highly-fancied SIR D for trainer Ryan Darby in the closing race over the straight for conditional $180,000 claimers. Steadman could well win with SIR D, who is favourably drawn on the stands’ side in a 15-horse field.Meanwhile, the 2013 derby and St Leger winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR looks the pick of the weights in today’s grade one feature, the $1.2 million Governor General’ Stakes over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park, a major prep for the November 14 Superstakes.Significantly, the race has been brought forward by three weeks due to the activity leading up to the inaugural running of the Diamond Mile on December 5, with a record purse of JA $13.5 million.The DaCosta-trained PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, with in-form Robert Halledeen again in the saddle, is one of six horses declared for the GG Stakes, and with the scales decisively in his favour (112.0kg), should lead home two-time Superstakes winner TYPEWRITER and COMMANDING CHIEF.Other firm fancies on the card are DIAMOND in the opening race for maidens over a mile ST BERNARD in the second; the unbeaten DREAMLINER for DaCosta in the Keeling Memorial Cup; stable-companion DRIPPING IN GOLD in the seventh; and COLD GROUND to go one better in the eighth race over a mile.last_img read more

Magisterial Court

first_imgGbarpolu County Electoral District#1 Representative Alfred G. Koiwood has said Gouenbgayai Chiefdom will have a magisterial court if a report submitted to the Senate by the Judiciary, Internal Affairs, Ways, Means and Finance is agreed upon.Rep. Koiwood made the statement to journalists in an interview at his Capitol building office in Monrovia recently. He said the report submitted by the committee would be acted on by members of the 53rd National Legislature following which his district will determine where the court will be built in the chiefdom.He said further that the chiefdom has met all basic requirements that warrant the establishment of the court. “Over 48,000 inhabitants reside in the area and it is a well-defined territory,” the document indicated.Rep. Koiwood maintained that when it is passed and signed into law by President Sirleaf the court will serve Bama, Fallah and Bamboo clans, along with other surrounding towns and villages. The new court will stop people from walking more than 37 miles to get legal help.He added that the establishment of the court in Gouengbayai would also encourage citizens to live in harmony with each other and will help to reduce crime.When established, he said, President Sirleaf will nominate and, with the consent of the Senate appoint and commission a stipendiary magistrate and two associate magistrates as well as other officers.At the same time, salaries of the stipendiary magistrate, associate magistrates and other officers will be provided through an annual budgetary appropriation.Rep. Koiwood pledged support to the people of Gbarpolu County to ensure that more developments happen in the county.Gbarpolu with six districts is one of the 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division in the nation. Bopolu, with an area of 9,689 square kilometers (3,741 sq mi), serves as the capital.It has a population of 83,758, making it the eleventh most populous county in Liberia, according to the 2008 census. It was created in 2001 when it split from Lofa County and is the youngest in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sen. Johnson: “Snowe Will Not Succeed, No Matter What”

first_imgSando Johnson and SnoweAs the political battle for Bomi Electoral District #1 rages on between Rep. Edwin Snowe of Montserrado Electoral District #6 and the incumbent, Rep. Samuel Karmo, once again, Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson has  vowed not to let Snowe succeed at the “expense of the ignorance of his  kinsmen.”Speaking on a local talk show recently in Paynesville, the senator said Rep. Karmo is not alone in the fight to prevent Snowe from contesting the upcoming polls as may be perceived by many in Bomi County and beyond. “Let me say it clearly again for the record that Gayah Karmo is not fighting for his personal benefit but for the integrity of our common traditional heritage. We are aware of the ruling from the magistrate in favor of Snowe, but we are relaxed because I trust that Karmo who is himself a seasoned lawyer wouldn’t have conceded to their made up opinions that lack any legal backing,” Sen. Johnson asserted.“In the first place, Hon. Gayah Karmo is a legal minded person. He took advantage of the law by filing his appeal to the National Elections Commission (NEC) in order  to get a proper redress in the case as compared to what the Bomi Magistrate did. He (Karmo) is not alone because I know that other than the few he (Snowe) is right now swaying, a majority of the well-meaning citizens of our county are against his idea and they will not allow him to succeed,” Johnson said, adding that as he and his supporters have carefully considered all legal means associated with the case, he will lobby and ensure that Snowe does not succeed, come what may.He noted that Snowe has nothing to show, not even a payment slip, but is instead using his farm workers as scapegoats who have failed to understand the dynamics of politics. “Snowe is not the only farmer. I own a farm and I pay my workers double the amount he is giving those who go to him for contracts. Snowe just likes to show us that he has money,” Sen. Johnson noted, adding that Snowe even insulted the entire leadership of Bomi by saying that “the people of Bomi are hungry and once he gives them money he is bound to succeed.” This remark, the senator noted, is a misstep and a complete failure to recognize human dignity.Concerning the unity of the Bomi County Legislative Caucus, Sen. Johnson said even though all of them are not in the same political party, they are united. “Individually, all caucus members are not in the same party but we are united in making sure the right things happen in our county. We will not sit and watch Snowe destroy through immorality, the young boys and girls as he is doing in Montserrado,” he noted, adding that Snowe fears contesting in district #6 in the upcoming polls because the constituents have known already and will never make the mistake to allow him to continue robbing them of their district’s benefits for his personal gain.It can be recalled that on June 15 Rep. Karmo filed a complaint to Senior Elections Magistrate Washington V. Farmah, challenging the eligibility of of Rep. Snowe to register to vote, lest speak of contesting for an elective post in Senjeh, Bomi electoral district #1. Farmah heard the complaint on July 1 with Snowe’s defense council, headed by former Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh, taking the witness stand while Karmo chose to plead for himself. He only brought forward his wife Kumba Karmo and Ernest Kamara to testify to their findings at the Weakama Public School where Snowe registered to vote.Snowe was declared victorious as per the magistrate’s ruling and this led him (Snowe) to take to the streets of Tubmanburg with a mammoth crowd celebrating his victory in grand style, particularly so by dishing out money to his supporters.Karmo’s complaint has it that Snowe, a sitting lawmaker for Montserrado County, has transgressed Article 48 of the Constitution which spells out the role of a representative and the opportunity available for said lawmaker to seek reelection in an ensuing election except wherein he or she has resigned earlier and established domicile in another electoral district a year or more prior to said election. He also pointed out that Snowe violated Redistributing Regulations 3.3 and 3.2 of the Threshold Law which has established 73 fixed electoral districts. “Snowe is still an incumbent in Montserrado district #6 and enjoying all benefits in the name of that district,” his complaint said, noting further that cross county registration to vote, as in the case of Snowe, is a clear violation of the law.All efforts, including phone calls and a text message, to hear from Rep. Snowe on Sen. Johnson’s allegations went unanswered. Snowe, however, once said on the Bumper Show that Johnson is not to be taken seriously because he has a serious mental disorder.As the NEC is yet to look into Karmo’s ruling, concerns that the citizens of Bomi, particularly of Senjeh district, have a critical decision to make, either against Karmo, their own, or Snowe, the new comer to their land who has claimed his birth to at least three counties now (Grand Kru in 2005, Grand Cape Mount most recently, and Bomi, the county in which he has cast his political net).The case between Karmo and Snowe is the first of its kind in the country’s political history, where a sitting lawmaker would declare domicile in a constituency other than his own, with the intent to run for legislative office in the newly domiciled constituency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘So much love’: Ozil thanks Arsenal fans after Germany racism row

first_img0Shares0000Ozil watched Arsenal’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday from the bench but he received one of the biggest cheers of the night when his image was flashed up on the big screen.SINGAPORE, Singapore, July 27 – Mesut Ozil thanked Arsenal fans for their “love” at a pre-season friendly after a torrid week following his racism allegations against Germany’s football body.Ozil watched Arsenal’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday from the bench but he received one of the biggest cheers of the night when his image was flashed up on the big screen. “Thanks to the Gunners in Singapore for showing so much love tonight,” the 29-year-old German midfielder tweeted, with a picture of him waving to the crowd.Arsenal fans dominated the audience of 23,000 who watched the London team go down 3-1 on penalties to Atletico in the International Champions Cup, after normal time ended at 1-1.Ozil, benched after his late return to training following the World Cup, sent shockwaves through German football when he quit the national team, complaining of “racism and disrespect”.German football chief Reinhard Grindel rejected the racism charge but admitted he should have defended Ozil after the playmaker was abused for having a photograph taken with Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Ozil, who was born in Germany to Turkish-origin parents and lifted the World Cup in 2014, also felt he was unfairly singled out for their shock group-stage exit at this year’s tournament.Arsenal’s new head coach, Unai Emery, and players have rallied round Ozil on their pre-season tour, while the hashtags #StandWithOzil and #SayNoToRacism have been popular on social media.“Of course everybody supports Mesut. We’re with him, we’re trying to help him,” Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan told AFP this week.“Everyone knows that Arsenal is a team with a lot of foreign players and foreign employees. It doesn’t matter which country you represent, it’s like family and we support each other.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody Parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Saudi Arabia After 9/11, featuring guest lecturer Nancy Gallagher, chair of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The lecture is presented by the Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters, 7 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 241-8855. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. Call (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 p.m., meet at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting Class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. Ventura County Rose Society, monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. There will be a demonstration on how to prune roses. Call (805) 523-9003. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Ashtanga Yoga Workshop, 6-8 p.m. at Yoga Jones, 105 S. Oak St. No. 200, Ventura. Call (805) 643-5669. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management Class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. Western Barbecue Dinner and Folk Concert, 5 p.m. at Simi Valley United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave. Call (805) 526-6001. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: JOHN CHAMBERS WINS THE MONTHLY MEDAL AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf News:The town of Dunfanaghy has certainly got busier over the last few days and it looks like it is going to be a busy summer in the town and on the course. It is great to see young and old on the course all week. The course is such a pleasure to play at the moment. We also have our youth golf academy starting this Thursday. Our first 14 hole scramble took place last Friday and there was nearly 40 golfers taking part. It looks like this going to be a great success again this year. Remember you have to register before 6pm on Friday evenings with a shotgun start at 6.30pm. Our chef is working from Wednesday to Sunday each week until the end of the summer. There is also a new menu in the bar this week and there should be something on the menu to suit everyone.The Lady members are having a “Bring and Buy” charity sale at the square in Dunfanaghy on next Sunday 12th July at 11am. Funds to go towards a defibrillator for club and to CROI, the heart & Stroke charityIt is James, our president’s week next week, and it would be great if everyone would support all his competitions during the week. There is a competition to suit everyone. Let’s hope the weather is good for the week.We are also putting the final preparations for open week in place. It is only around the corner and we will advertise details for the open week as soon as possible. There is a number of competitions in the next week –Wednesday 8th of July 2015 – Open Singles StablefordSaturday 11th of July 2015 – Single’s Open CompetitionSunday 12th of July 2015 – Centenary Cup Competition GOYResults:Mental Health Classic1st     John McGinley/P.Harkin/M.J.McGinley/Gerry Doohan                       91Pts2nd     Brendan Kelly/Gerald Dalton/Billy Griffen/ Michael Kelly               89Pts3rd     M.McFadden/ D.McLaughlin/B.McFadden/J.Friel                            88Pts4th     Leslie Sterrit/Andy Murray/Paul Smyth/Peter Johnston                   86PtsBest Ladies Team : Ellen Druce/T.Jackson/Gaye Regan/Mavis StewartLadies Longest drive     Joan CowanGents Longest drive      David LapsleyLadies nearest the pin   Joan CowanGents nearest the pin    Danny SweeneyWednesday open 1st July1st   Frank Crumlish       40Pts bot2nd   Frank Kelly          40Pts3rd   Darren Murray        39Pts bot Saturday 4th July Open singles1st   Campbell Bolton   39Pts bot2nd   Brian Wallace     39PtsGross   Paul Grant      29Pts3rd   Paul Smyth        37PtsbotCat:   Stanley Johnston  37Pts1st9   Paul Burton       20Pts2nd9   Michael McElhinney 18PtsSunday 5th July Monthly Medal1st   John Chambers    632nd   Daniel McColgan  64botGross  James McLaughlin 743rd   Michael Ward     64Cat    Patrick Hunter   651st9   Conar Moore      312nd9   Cathal McMonagle 30 Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: JOHN CHAMBERS WINS THE MONTHLY MEDAL AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunfanaghyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

The possible Chelsea starting XI for Crystal Palace without Eden Hazard

first_imgChelsea will host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge when they return to Premier League action this Sunday.The Blues qualified for the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Derby, but have now switched their focus back to early stages of the title race. 2 Maurizio Sarri isn’t sure Eden Hazard will be able to play 90 minutes against Palace center_img Last weekend, Maurizio Sarri was without star man Eden Hazard who missed the match due to a back injury, however the side romped to a 4-0 away triumph at Burnley regardless.Much has been speculated about whether the Belgian would return to the side this weekend, as he also didn’t appear against Derby.Here’s talkSPORT’s predicted line-up:Hazard does not feature in this likely XI, although he could return on Sunday.Sarri has said he does not believe the player is fit to play the full 90 minutes this weekend and that 40 to 45 minutes is more realistic.Therefore, talkSPORT.com believes the boss will start with Pedro on the left wing as Willian retains his position on the right.Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is said to be suffering with a leg issue and so is also a doubt, with Alvaro Morata likely to start in his place.last_img read more

ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE ADJOURNED

first_imgThe sentencing of a 41-year-old man who killed a teenager in a pub on Arranmore Island has been put back to April 17th next.Last month a Central Criminal Court jury found Stephen Boyle not guilty of the murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Boyle (19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October 3, 2009. Boyle, of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London had denied murder but had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.ARRANMORE MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE ADJOURNED was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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)last_img read more

South Africa: a top film location

first_imgAward-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland comes to SA to shoot a film based on the hit TV series 24. (Image: Sky) Cape Town and its spectacular environs has become a sought-after film location. (Image: South African Tourism) President Thabo Mbeki, holding the golden statuette, honours the cast and crew of Tsotsi after their Oscar win. (Image: National Film & Video Foundation)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa, and especially the Western Cape, has become a hotspot for international films and documentaries, with producers from Hollywood to Bollywood taking advantage of the natural beauty of the country and its skilled and capable local film industry. One of the latest productions confirmed for local shooting is the film 24, based on the award-winning television series of the same name.24 has won a number of awards, including Emmys for outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor in a drama, as well as Golden Globes in the same categories. As Agent Jack Bauer, lead actor Kiefer Sutherland has been in the running for an Emmy every year since the show debuted in 2001, and has also won two Screen Actors’ Guild awards for Best Actor.Sutherland’s character Bauer is head of the counter terrorist unit of the US government, whose job is to guard the president and the country against terrorist threats. Each season is divided into 24 hour-long episodes which take place in real time, adding up to a single action-packed day in the life of Agent Bauer.The two-hour film will be screened in November 2008 and is described as a prequel to the long-awaited seventh season of the show, which was put on hold after the Hollywood writers’ strike that crippled the industry towards the end of 2007. By the time the next season is ready to air almost two years will have passed since the ending of season six, which makes the film a most welcome intervention for fans of the show.24 is only one of a growing list of international films scheduled for shooting in South Africa. Others in the pipeline include Running Wild, starring Samuel L Jackson and directed by Kevin Kerslake. Director Uwe Boll will film his new production Janjaweed, about the genocide in Sudan, in South Africa in January 2009. Nick Nolte comes to South Africa to star in Birds Sing in Kigali, based on a short story by Polish writer Wojciech Albinski, now a South African resident.In recent years many high-profile films have been shot in South Africa, among them Blood Diamond, Country of My Skull, The Lord of War, More Than Just a Game, the story of the Makana Football Association of political prisoners held during the apartheid years on Robben Island, and Flashbacks of a Fool starring current James Bond Daniel Craig.Local film industry is growingThe feature and advertising film industry in South Africa continues to grow vigorously. According to the Cape Film Commission the industry has a direct annual turnover of more than R2,6 billion.Backed strongly by the national Department of Arts and Culture, which allocated R35 million in 2002 towards the development of film in South Africa, the industry has produced a number of acclaimed documentaries and feature films, several of which have gone on to win top international accolades.The government has committed itself to assisting with the development of the industry and has put several strategies in place to promote and ensure equitable growth. One of them is the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), a statutory body that was mandated by parliament to spearhead the development process.The national Department of Trade and Industry has also introduced an incentive scheme that will allow rebates of up to 35% on the cost of films and full-length television programmes to both local and international filmmakers. Local films will get a 35% rebate while foreign productions will get 15%. Both schemes will run until 2014 and are expected to give the local film industry a much-needed boost through foreign investment and job creation.Cape Town’s new R500-million film studio, another government-backed initiative, is currently under construction and due for completion in December 2009. The Cape Town Film Studio, situated in Faure just outside Cape Town, will boost the economy of the region by creating jobs and bringing in foreign investment. Studio chair Anant Singh, a respected and successful filmmaker in his own right, says the ultimate aim of the development is to attract a greater contingent of international filmmakers.SA films win international awardsIn 2006 the film Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, following on the heels of Darrell Roodt’s Yesterday, which was nominated in the same category the year before but didn’t win. uCarmen e-Khayelitsha, based on Bizet’s opera Carmen, won the top prize, the Golden Bear for best film, at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival. Forgiveness, directed by Ian Gabriel, won nine awards at film festivals around the world.Other South African films making waves around the world include Drum, directed by Zola Maseko and based on the story of Henry Nxumalo, a journalist working for the activist South African publication of the same name. The film won the Golden Stallion of Yennenga award at the pan-African Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso. The 2006 release Faith Like Potatoes, directed by Regardt van den Bergh, won the People’s Choice award at the Sabaoth International Film Festival held in Milan, Italy.Ramadan Suleiman’s 2004 production Zulu Love Letter won the Silver Award at the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia, as well as the European Union award for films on peace and reconciliation, and the United Nations Children’s Fund Prize for the Promotion of Women’s Rights. These are just a few of the honours that South African films have earned in recent years.“The creative economy of this country and those of other parts of the continent have great potential,” said arts and culture minister Pallo Jordan, speaking at a function to honour the Tsotsi cast after their Oscar win. “Their growth and development will depend in large measure on the interventions we make. Tsotsi and the other African films that have made a mark internationally demonstrate that African stories have international resonance.”Related storiesRebate boost for SA filmMore Oscar Glory for South AfricaUseful linksNational Film and Video FoundationCape Film CommissionCape Film GuideCity of Cape TownFilmmaker South AfricaSA Film WebFilmmakers’ Guide to SAScreen AfricaSouth African TourismCape Town TourismFox Broadcasting: 24uCarmen eKhayelitshalast_img read more

Another bagful of medals keeps India in second spot

first_imgIndia scooped up a bagful of three gold and as many silver and bronze medals to firmly remain in second spot behind leaders Australia in the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.Medal haul keeps India at 2nd place | Ravi Kumar smashes CWG record | Renu Bala win first lifting gold Medal Tally | WATCH VIDEO | DAY 5 PICSThe three gold medals were garnered by the 25m and 10m men pistoliers with Gurpreet Singh being the common factor in both these pairs while Geeta grabbed the first gold in women’s wrestling.Gurpreet joined hands with Vijay Kumar to rake in the gold medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (pairs) event before combining well with Omkar Singh to clinch the 10m air pistol (pairs) title to become a double gold winner.The shooting gold medals provided by the men’s pistol wielders took the country’s overall gold tally from the Dr Karni Singh range to 14, showing how much the marksmen and women have contributed in keeping India’s flag flying high.Grappler Geeta trounced her rival Emily Bensted of Australia in the 55 kg category final. She entered the gold medal round by defeating Lovina Odohi Edward of Nigeria, but her teammate – 63kg grappler Suman Kundu – lost in the semi-finals.Men’s double trap shooting ace Ronjon Sondhi got a silver medal along with the men’s archery compound team and women’s 48kg freestyle grappler Nirmala Devi.The three bronze medals came in archery (women’s team compound event), 77kg weightlifter Sudhir Kumar and Ashish Kumar, in men’s gymnastics (floor exercise).advertisementThe day’s haul of eight medals boosted India’s overall tally to 14-11-8 and on course to their pre-Games target of achieving the runner-up spot behind overwhelming favourites Australia.Australia were way ahead of the rest with 27-16-14 while England lagged behind in third place (8-15-10).India struck gold early on the fourth day when marksmen Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh clinched the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (pairs) event before the men’s and women’s archery teams added to the medal tally with a silver and a bronze.Kumar and Gurpreet together fired 1162 to bag the top prize in the pistol event ahead of Malaysia’s Amir Hasan Hasli Izwan and Adzha Hafiz (1142) and Australian bronze medal winning duo of Bruce Quick and David Chapman (1125).The Indian men’s compound team lost to England by two points (229-231) in the gold medal-deciding match while the women defeated Malaysia by four points (223-219) in the corresponding event’s bronze play-off tie. These were the first two medals for the country from the archery range.The other two bronze medals were claimed by men’s 77kg weightlifter Sudhir Kumar and gymnast Ashish Kumar, an unexpected one, in the floor exercise.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more