Regally Bold to atone in Caymanas Park feature

first_imgREGALLY BOLD should make amends for her recent disqualification by winning today’s 10th race over 1500 metres for native and imported three-year-olds (non winners of two) at Caymanas Park.Trained by Harry Jaghai for owners the Houston Stables, the lightly raced American bred 3-y-o filly came through a furlong out to beat the useful ACTION MAN by four lengths over 1300 metres on August 29, only to be disqualified following a stewards’ inquiry, this for causing interference to ACTION MAN (awarded race) on the inside at the half mile and placed second.REGALLY BOLD, however, won on merit in the fairly good time of 1:20.4. There was a lot to like about the manner in which she led a furlong out, going on to beat ACTION MAN and SILVER CLOUD, who renews rivalry today.Obviously, she looks a better animal than any of her eight opponents and with in-form Wesley Henry again in the saddle, should gain quick compensation, despite the presence of the Wayne DaCosta-trained SILVER CLIOUD, ANOTHER BULLET and VINTAGE RUCKUS, her main rivals.impressive winREGALLY BOLD continues to look sharp in her preparation and should take command leaving the half mile for an impressive win from the convenient mark of 54.0kg.Also on the 11-race programme are the round five renewal of the Winnie Anglin Memorial Cup for native bred two-year-old fillies and the eighth running of the Donald Tankoy Cup over 1300 metres, in memory of the former long serving executive of Caymanas Track Limited, who died on September 10, 2008.The Wayne DaCosta trained debutante PERFECT ASSET (Robert Halledeen up) has looked well forward at exercise and gets the nod over Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR in the Winnie Anglin Memorial, while STERRI’S CHOICE (Omar Walker) and DOOLAHIN (Shane Ellis) should fight out the finish of the Donald Tankoy Memorial Cup. Both races have attracted nine starters.Other firm fancies on the card are down in class LOVETTA JONES in the opening race for $180,000 claimers, RUNNER RUNNER to go one better in the second, LIGHT BRIGADE in the sixth, GLORIOUS CAUSE in the eighth and CLASSY PROSPECT in the closing race.last_img read more

Tony Becca: Going, going, and may be almost gone

first_img Finding a vision Top eight teams According to merit Although it is common knowledge that the West Indies have lost 80 of 132 Test matches while winning only 14 against the top eight teams since losing 5-0 to England in 2000 and 5-0 to Australia in 2000-1, and have failed to qualify for the Champions Trophy while Bangladesh have done so, cricket, results on the field, have nothing to do with it, not really. The problem which threatens to explode and blow West Indies to the four corners of the earth is money, pure and simply money. The West Indies are set to participate in the World Twenty20 tournament in March in India, but once again, as happened so many times in the recent past, including the 2014 Test tour of India, the squad of players, led by captain Daren Sammy, wrote the board, demanding more money for the services. In a nutshell, that’s what the players want, more money. The players, led by Sammy, want double the match fee, 50 per cent of sponsorship money, and 100 per cent of any prize-money won. On top of that, they don’t want to deal with the West Indies Players’ Association whatsoever. The board seems adamant that it will not pay. According to the board, it cannot pay. It is as simple as that. The board, if needs be, will select a new team for the tournament. The players claim they are losing money, that they are losing as much as 85 per cent of their money, and that they cannot afford that, even if some of that money is going to subsidise the salaries of contracted Caribbean first-class players for the newly formed Professional Cricket League. The West Indies players, it seems, cannot afford to subsidise Caribbean first-class players, not even for the suffering first-class players to go from getting nothing to getting something. The West Indies players, however, would be comfortable if they were to be, as they are now, subsidised by the cricket world from the money earned by the money-spinners elsewhere in the world. Is it right for the non-West Indies player to run around in the sun day after day for days at a time and then sit down and twiddle his thumbs, with nothing to do or eat, just looking on from the outside? No, it is not right, it was never right, and it can never be right. The West Indies Cricket Board has made many mistakes in their time, but this is not one. This is one to produce for West Indies cricket. This is one to ensure that what is happening now never happens again. This is one for West Indies cricket. West Indies cricket, the envy of the world for decades past because of its exiting and brilliant batsmen, fast and furious fast bowlers, and its acrobatic fielders, and undisputed champions of the world for 19 years up to 1995, is now at rock bottom and looks like getting deeper and deeper. In fact, based on the events of this week, and after all that have gone on in the past 15 or 20 years, a good bet is that the West Indies days are numbered. West Indies cricket is not the West Indies team alone. It is the West Indies teams and West Indies cricketers, all West Indian cricketers. And every penny belongs to the West Indies – to be added up, divided up fairly and equitably, and to be distributed to the players according to merit and on value to the team. The West Indies players have been on so many strikes, it has not been funny. Some have gone ahead, and some have been short-lived. Almost after every one of them there have been court cases, all sorts of meetings, all sorts of plans, and all sorts of MOUs and understandings. There have also been all kinds of pay structures agreed on. After 2014 and the Indian embarrassment, there were all kind of calls for all kinds of meetings, for all kinds of take-overs, and there were meetings involving prime ministers, Dave Cameron and board members, players, lawyers, and players association members. There were mediations and arbitrations at which there were ICC representatives, FICA representatives, WICB members, WIPA members, and accountants, at which the players and the board discussed their responsibilities along with finding a vision of West Indies cricket. The meetings, all of them, one or the other, agreed and decided on all categories of remuneration, on player compensation re West Indies, international, franchise, or first-class levels, incentive payments, down to injury payments, and with the help and agreement of ICC and FICA.at that, according to the board. All this was done from May, and then suddenly, two few weeks before the deadline, comes another storm. “I am sending this as captain of the West Indies T20 side as a collective representative of the 15-man squad selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup,” said Sammy. And then he proceeded to say that WIPA does not represent the players, that the money is not what the players had expected, that they wanted it doubled at least, and he made it clear, in his first letter, that the players would not accept the current offer. “If you don’t agree to the above, would you consider that this matter goes to mediation for a settlement?” said Sammy. Michael Muirhead, CEO of the board, replied, politely, “If we should not hear from any player by February 14, we will presume that you have refused selection.” The West Indies payment structure was changed in 2014, partly by the ICC because of the money they decided to share around: 25 per cent of ICC cricket money guaranteed from the player pool per year, 53 per cent to international players, 47 per cent to 90 contracted first-class players, at the end of four years fund assessed and any excess will be paid to international players only. For all fees retainers, Test match fees, ODI fees, T20 fees, ICC, events, practice matches, captains fees, and per diems fees will be paid separately, worked out with WICB, WIPA, FICA, and ICC, who added on US$1,000 per day of cricket for each player who is not on a senior contract for the use of their image rights. According to the board, the retainer fees were increased in 2013 from US$5,000 to US$160,000 to most of the top players in the T20 league. Additionally, the windows are left open for Indian Premier League and Big Bash League twice a year. It is now possible for top West Indies players to earn, according the board, US$315,000 per year ($155,000 from WICB and $160,000 from CPL). West Indies cricket has so much money and no more, and they can pay only what they can afford to pay. The cricket has to be supported, and other players have to be looked after. Why, for example, wait from May until now to deal with these things? Money is money, and it is important, no doubt about it. There are times, however, when some things are more important, when one can do with a little less for the benefit of a brother or a sister. If this tour beaks up again, it may be the end of West Indies cricket. Trinidad and Tobago have already whispered the idea to members of the ICC, and Richard Pybus, West Indies director of cricket, has already said, just recently, “A split can’t be discounted in 10 years.”last_img read more

Mullings in spotlight as Contender 2017 begins

first_img Mullings, who is 34 years old, is also confident of victory and has stated categorically that “the Contender title will be staying in Jamaica this year, and I will be the man doing it”. He was referring in this statement to the fact that an American, Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley, won the welterweight version of the series last year. Mullings started boxing professionally in 2010, and his major achievements have been winning the World Boxing Council Caribbean welterweight title in 2013 and the Contender welterweight title in 2014. This records point to Mullings being the winner, but “not so”, said Matthews and his camp to The Gleaner yesterday. Matthews and his head trainer, Jackie Armour, are very confident of victory. Matthews, who is 36 and has been boxing for only two years, said that boxing has saved his life and made him into a man. “I was a mess three years ago, and following a friend to the gym one day changed me. I was fat and weighed over 180 pounds, but boxing changed all of that. l have trained hard and have made this sport my life. I now enjoy every day. I work hard, I do not drink anymore, I am dedicated.” Matthews has a Jamaican father, who he says he has not seen for maybe more than 20 years. “I am not interested in seeing him. I was, however, nurtured by my Jamaican grandparents, with whom I grew up, and they gave me my Jamaican heritage, of which I am proud. I am taking that into the ring with me on Wednesday. I am going to share my victory with Jamaica, even though I am fighting for Canada,” were his final words. Jamaica’s popular boxing series, the Wray & Nephew Contender, starts tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium with a five-round contest between Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings and Canada’s William ‘The Punisher’ Matthews. Before the main bout, which will be televised live by Television Jamaica, at 9:30 p.m., there will be two amateur bouts, starting at 8:30 p.m. The series brings together eight junior middleweight boxers (154 pounds) from Jamaica and eight rivals from Canada. There will be eight fights over five rounds each in the preliminary round, and four more over the same distance in the quarter finals to be followed by two semi-finals over seven rounds, and then the grand final, which will be over 10 rounds, with the winner being crowned Wray & Nephew 2017 junior-middleweight Contender champion. First prize money is $2,000,000, second prize is $500,000, third prize is $250,000 and fourth prize is $200,000. In tonight’s encounter, the No. 1 seed Jamaican, Mullings, with a record of 19 wins, including 14 knockouts, and three losses, will be going up against a Canadian with only three fights, one win and two draws. He had a 10-1 amateur record, with most of those fights ending by knockout. On paper, this is clearly a mismatch, but the Canadians have said that their man will be up to the task and will give a good account of himself. Matthews has predicted that he will win tonight. The question is, whether this is fact or fiction. A CONFIDENT MULLINGSlast_img read more

LeBron James blasts timing of Mavs’ Harrison Barnes trade

first_imgMOST READ The makeover of the Mavericks continued even as parts of the blockbuster trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks were making their Dallas debuts. Porzingis isn’t playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury.Rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Mavericks made another move by dealing Barnes while beating the Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s really the first time I’ve witnessed it,” Hornets forward Nicolas Batum said of seeing someone traded during a game. “During practice, on the plane, bus, stuff like that, yes, that happened to me. But during the game? I have not witnessed that being live.”LeBron James of the Lakers blasted the move in an Instagram post late Wednesday. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???” James wrote. “Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his first game since leaving the Knicks. Trey Burke went scoreless in four minutes while Courtney Lee didn’t play.Barnes, who was traded for Kings forwards Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson, played most of the third quarter before reports of the deal surfaced, scoring seven of his 10 points. He wasn’t available in the locker room after the game.Dirk Nowitzki started realizing something was up when Barnes didn’t replace him early in the fourth quarter as usual with the 40-year-old playing a limited role in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Since Nowitzki credited Barnes for being a positive influence in his two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, he wasn’t surprised that Barnes stuck around after word of the trade got out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gumban earns another shot at national crown “With this trade now, a lot of things are in play,” Carlisle said. “Everything is going to bump a little here and a little there. I have to let the dust settle and figure out who the hell is going to start.”UP NEXTHornets: Second stop on a four-game trip at Atlanta on Saturday.Mavericks: Second of three straight at home against Milwaukee on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FILE – Harrison Barnes #40 of the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “He’s a better man than me,” said Nowitzki, who scored eight points. “Everybody else would have bounced out. He’s just a genuinely good dude and he’s obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. That’s the kind of guy he is.”Kemba Walker had 30 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago.With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver watching from not far behind the Mavericks bench, Doncic had a spinning layup for a 3-point play with Dallas leading by two and answered a bucket by Batum with a 3 to push the lead to six.The first teenager with multiple triple-doubles, Doncic had 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a rough shooting night (5 of 20, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range).Batum, who finished with 14 points, got the Hornets within three with a 3-pointer before Finney-Smith answered from long range for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double.TIP-INSHornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs. … Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller had 13 rebounds with nine points. … Batum was just 2 of 9 from 3-point range as the Hornets shot 24 percent from beyond the arc.Mavericks: After setting franchise record for 3s in a quarter by going 10 of 17 from long range in the first quarter of the meeting in Charlotte, the Mavericks missed their first 10 before Hardaway and Doncic hit consecutive 3s in the final 1:11 of the first. … All of Doncic’s triple-doubles have come in the past seven games. … Dwight Powell had his second double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. … As part of the Sacramento trade, Dallas waived C Salah Mejri.COMING AND GOINGAfter trying to figure out how to incorporate three new guards into his rotation, and only using two, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a couple of forwards coming in with Randolph and Jackson.last_img read more

Policeman granted bail

first_imgRegent Street accidentTimothy Horatio, the off-duty Policeman who drove minibus BPP 7944 and reportedly caused the death of Dillon Linton, 21, was on Friday granted bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.His Attorney, Darren Wade, made a successful bail application at his client’s second appearance before Magistrate Leron Daly.The lawyer explained that since the accident, the other occupants of the minibus are recovering and, as such, bail should be granted to his client.The Prosecution had no objections to bail and explained to the court that the defendant has assisted the family of the deceased with funeral expenses.Timothy HoratioBail was granted at $300,000 and the defendant will make his next court appearance on September 30, 2016.On the day of the accident, Horatio was reportedly drag-racing another minibus when he lost control and slammed into a power pole before crashing into Linton’s motorcycle.Linton sustained injuries and succumbed the following morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital.At the time of the accident, the minibus had several passengers all of whom sustained minor injuries.last_img read more

Eteringbang drinking spree ends in murder

first_imgA Venezuelan was in the wee hours of Saturday stabbed to death by his Guyanese drinking buddy during an argument at Eteringbang Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The dead man has been identified as Henry Mendonca. Based on information, the dead man and his Guyanese friend who both reside in Venezuela, crossed the border and were consuming alcohol at a popular drinking spot at Eteringbang Landing when a misunderstanding led to a deathly argument.It was during the argument that the drunken Guyanese broke a bottle and stabbed Mendonca twice to his abdomen. The injured man was taken to the San Martin Hospital in Venezuela where he was pronounced dead.The suspect was arrested and is expected to be charged shortly.last_img

Fort Nelson Yeti to hold open tryouts next week

first_imgOn the 16th the team will first gather for a practice on the secondary ice surface from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Following the practice will be an intersquad game on September 20 from 8:15-10:15 p.m. on the main ice surface. A second practice will be held on September 23 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. on the secondary ice surface. The ice times will conclude with a second intersquad game on September 27 from 8:15-10:15 p.m. on the main ice surface.The squad will play their first two games of the season in Fort St. John against the Senior Flyers October 18 and 19.Those wanting more information on the upcoming season can email Ryan Carter at carts19@hotmail.com- Advertisement –last_img

Monsoons pour out goals

first_imgBELLFLOWER – Senior midfielder Tiya Gallegos’ goal at the 4-minute mark of the first half set the tone for Mayfair High girls soccer team against La Habra in the semifinals of CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs on Tuesday evening at Bellflower High. The Boston University-bound athlete scored two of the Monsoons’ three goals in the first half and duplicated the feat in the second half as second-seeded Mayfair won 6-1 to advance to the title game against top-seeded Sunny Hills. Despite this, the win brought the team’s win streak to 17-0-1 and improved its overall record to 25-4-2. “We knew this was going to be a big game for us,” Mayfair coach Sal Marroquin said. “We didn’t want them to overlook this game and start looking at the finals. We really focused on (La Habra). We knew what their strengths were. I just knew if we were prepared to play, we would come out victorious.” Senior forward Monique Cisneros dribbled the ball down the gut of the defense to put the Monsoons’ second goal on the board at 23rd mark, and Gallegos’ header off a corner kick from junior forward Nicole Hubbard gave them a 3-0 advantage at the break. At the opening of the second half, midfielder Briana Rhoades scored in front of the cage off a pass from the corner from Gallegos, who went on to add goals at 54th and 62nd minutes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I couldn’t have scored without the help of my teammates. I think it’s not more about the goal, but the buildup that came from the goal,” Gallegos said. “We just got to focus on what’s ahead of us, get healthy and get ready for the next game.” La Habra didn’t have any opportunities to break through the Monsoons’ stingy defense. But Tiffany Kracy’s goal with 30 seconds left broke Mayfair’s streak of five consecutive shutouts. last_img read more

Treaty 8 to host First Nations LNG summit February 17-19

first_imgThe event will look at the feedback and findings from previous summits held in Prince Rupert and Prince George last year and provide First Nations with ideas on helping their communities make decisions regarding LNG.A press conference will also be held at the conclusion of the event to talk about the results of the summit and the plans of First Nations going forward.- Advertisement –last_img

Sanchez admits mental exhaustion amid poor Utd start

first_img0Shares0000Sanchez has managed just one goal in his first 10 appearances since arriving at Old Trafford and revealed he expected better of himself after his January move.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 23 – Alexis Sanchez has admitted to struggling with mental exhaustion after a disappointing start to life at Manchester United.Sanchez has managed just one goal in his first 10 appearances since arriving at Old Trafford and revealed he expected better of himself after his January move. After four years at Arsenal, Sanchez has found it hard to adapt to his new club and was dropped to the bench for last weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Brighton.He is currently on international duty with Chile, despite initially asking to miss Saturday’s friendly against Sweden, and the 29-year-old appears to be in need of rest.Sanchez posted a message on Instagram which read: “I know you are tired. I know you are psychologically and emotionally exhausted. But you have to smile and continue.”The United forward told the Chilean media on Thursday: “The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult.”He added: “As I am self-demanding, I expected something better. After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly. I even hesitated to come here [to Sweden].”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more