Now or never for Conclusion

first_imgOne lucky punter bagged a $5.9 million payout in the Pick-9 last Saturday and both Super-6s, along with the Pick-9, start anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow.The 10-race programme which commences at 12:15 p.m. is expected to be keen in most races. The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a restricted allowance race over 1100 metres for five-year-olds and up (non winners of two). Despite a small field of six, the race should be closely contested by the consistent DEMOLITION BOY, PLAY BACK, PARTY CITY and GENUINE ARTICLE.PARTY CITY has finished among the first three in her last two races and gets a glorious opportunity to leave non-winners of two company, especially with Jason Simpson sticking with the ride for trainer Phillip Elliott.Simpson had been riding in the United States for some time, winning 35 races at Finger Lakes last year before returning home in December. DEMOLITION BOY and PLAY BACK are twin dangers.The second race, again over 1100 metres for native bred maiden three-year-olds, will see nine facing the starters, including three first-time runners.Of these, the Wayne DaCosta-trained ALEXANDER REW (Jerome Innis up) and Richard Azan’s ZI BEAST (Odean Edwards) have looked forward in their preparation and should enter the reckoning. But they will have to be above average to topple the Gary Griffiths-trained SILENCE, who ran a blinder over the straight last Saturday when finishing a length second to DON CHASSIS in the Mercury Sprint.Prior to that, the son of Traditional – Quickster finished a length away third to STORM VALLEY and MILAGRO over this trip on January 7 and despite the presence of the speedy fillyDELPHINIUM (figure 8 on), SILENCE looks the one to beat with Richard ‘Bya’ Mitchell retaining the ride.TOP CONTENDERSRace number three, a maiden special for four-year-olds and up over 1820 metres, brings together top contenders CONCLUSION (Dane Nelson), who has finished second in his last four races, LEEKOUT (Andree Powell), and RUBY ROSE (Dane Dawkins), in a field of seven.The winner will definitely come from this consistent trio, but the Gary Griffiths-trained CONCLUSION has been begging for a distance such as this, after finishing second (closing rapidly) to JON MARSHALL over 1200 metres last Saturday. And prior to that, he failed by half a length to catch SHARP SKIRT over 1500 metres on January 25. It’s now or never for him.The fourth race over 1400 metres for four-year-olds and up, non winners of three, promises keen competition among the likes of DYSFUNCTIONAL, LORD EQUUS, MONTEGONIAN, BIRD CATCHER, LITTLE BIG HORN and recent winner MYCOMPANION in a field of nine.Definitely a race to consider multiple choices, but LORD EQUUS, whofinished a close third to LIKE A LADY over 1100 metres last Saturday, will relish the longer distance and with Nelson riding him from the convenient mark of 55.0kg, gets the nod over DYSFUNCTIONAL (working very well) and BIRD CATCHER.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by BUBBLING KITTEN (working well) and down-in-class ARGUMENT DONE to be ridden by Paul ‘Country’ Francis and Nelson, respectively.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) PARTY CITY/DEMOLITION BOY(2) SILENCE/ZI BEAST(3) CONCLUSION(4) LORD EQUUS/DYSFUNCTIONAL(5) BUBBLING KITTEN/KING D(6) ARGUMENT DONE/ST BERNARDlast_img read more

American charged for forging land title

first_imgAn American man was charged on Friday when he stood before a senior Magistrate in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a charge of attempting to forge a land title document. Michael Ross denied that on March 17, 2018, in the vicinity of Georgetown with intent to defraud, he forged a declaration, purporting to show that it was issued by the public trustee while knowing same to be forged.It was reported on June 22, 2018, by the Virtual Complainant, Jennifer McCalmont, that a declaration in the matter of state of Robert Ross (deceased) had a discrepancy (a scratch) on the name Brenda Hunt Tudor initialled “MR” omitting her name from the said declaration. She was further told that she may not be a part and was taken off of the said document. Hence, the woman made a report to the police who launched an investigation into the matter. Ross was arrested and charged with the offence.In court on Friday, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed bail as he informed the court that Ross is a flight risk. Ross was nonetheless released on $50,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly on the condition that he lodges his passport at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and report once weekly to the police until the completion of the case. The case will continue on March 1.last_img read more


first_imgTHE COPE Builders Providers Dungloe have received a nomination for a prestigious award in recognition for their services to the construction industry.Nominations for the OCTABUILD Builders Merchant Awards 2015 have just been announced and The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been nominated as one of three finalists in the Connaught/Ulster Category.  OCTABUILD is a culmination of 8 of the countries top suppliers to the Building Trade, these are: Dulux, Kingspan, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Tegral , Sanbra Fyffe, Glennon Brothers and Wavin.The Cope Builders Providers were the 2011 winners of the Donegal Section and the team are delighted to be nominated again.Laurence McDaid, The Cope Builders Providers General Manager, says, “It is a fantastic achievement just to be nominated for an Octabuild Award.“In order to qualify for nomination we had to pass a series of inspections and rigorous testing and thanks to the staff, we have earned a nomination for this prestigious award”. The award ceremony takes place on Thursday May 21st in the Mansion House, Dublin.THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: May 20th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Cope Dungloelast_img read more

Maria Shriver And Olivia Munn Attend Courage In Journalism Awards

first_imgMore than 300 media personalities gathered in Los Angeles this week for the Courage in Journalism Awards, hosted by Aisha Tyler (CBS) and First Amendment Attorney Ted Boutrous, and attended by many accomplished women of the U.S. media and entertainment world, including Maria Shriver, Olivia Munn, Annette Bening, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Westfeldt, Mary Hart, Brooke Anderson and Louise Roe.Olivia Munn at IWMF Courage In Journalism AwardsCredit/Copyright: Vince Bucci for IWMF

The Awards were presented to Khadija Ismayilova, a radio reporter from Azerbaijan, Asmaa al-Goul, a freelance journalist from Gaza, and Reeyot Alemu, an imprisoned Ethiopian columnist, for their courageous reporting under difficult and sometimes life-threatening circumstances.Chelsea Handler at IWMF Courage in Journalism AwardsCredit/Copyright: Vince Bucci for IWMF

”This event which I come to just about every year, always humbles me deeply. And it always inspires me. These amazing women encourage me. Their stories uplift me. Their work astounds me and leaves me in awe. It’s so good to know that these women and so many others like them are out there every day, risking their lives and their livelihoods in pursuit of the truth. All of us here tonight and around the world are beneficiaries of their courage, their voices and their noble struggle”, Peabody-winning journalist Maria Shriver told the audience.
Annette Bening at IWMF Courage in Journalism AwardsCredit/Copyright: Vince Bucci for IWMF
Ted Boutrous, filling in for Cindi Leive (Glamour) who was unable to emcee the event due to suspended air travel from New York, explained: “The IWMF does vast, far-ranging work – all with the core principal that no press is truly free and no news is truly representative without women’s voices.” “And around the world, women journalists still face incredible obstacles. Many of them work in countries where it’s dangerous just to be a woman, and doubly so to be a woman asking questions and taking names”, Aisha Tyler added.Maria Shriver at IWMF Courage in Journalism AwardsCredit/Copyright: Vince Bucci for IWMF

The 2012 IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Zubeida Mustafa, the first female editor in the Pakistani mainstream media and a true trailblazer who paved the way for Pakistani women to ascend to the leadership ranks of her country’s news media.

In addition to honoring women journalists who have shown tremendous courage in the exercise of their profession, the ceremony also paid tribute to women journalists who have given their lives to report about domestic and armed violence, corruption and abuse of power, injustice and tyranny – including Marie Colvin and Mika Yamamoto who died reporting from the conflict in Syria earlier this year.

The 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards in Los Angeles have been made possible through the generous support of Bank of America and Chevron.

Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF empowers women with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to serve as a prominent voice on global issues. The IWMF’s programs provide training, support, and advancement for women journalists worldwide. At the core of the IWMF’s mission is the belief that no press is truly free unless women have an equal voice.last_img read more

Heavy smoking may damage vision

first_imgSmoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage your vision by affecting blood vessels and neurons in the retina, a study warns. The study, published in the journal Psychiatry Research, included 71 healthy people who smoked fewer than 15 cigarettes in their lives and 63 who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day, were diagnosed with tobacco addiction and reported no attempts to stop. The participants were between the ages of 25 and 45 and had normal or corrected-to-normal vision as measured by standard visual acuity charts, said researchers from the Rutgers University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThey looked at how participants discriminated contrast levels (subtle differences in shading) and colours while seated 59 inches from a 19-inch cathode-ray tube monitor that displayed stimuli while researchers monitored both eyes simultaneously. The findings indicated significant changes in the smokers’ red-green and blue-yellow colour vision, which suggests that consuming substances with neurotoxic chemicals, such as those in cigarettes, may cause overall colour vision loss. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey also found that the heavy smokers had a reduced ability to discriminate contrasts and colours when compared to the non-smokers. “Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful to health,” said Steven Silverstein, director of research at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. “It has been linked to reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain, and to brain lesions, involving areas such as the frontal lobe, which plays a role in voluntary movement and control of thinking, and a decrease in activity in the area of the brain that processes vision,” said Silverstein. Previous studies have pointed that long-term smoking doubles the risk for age-related macular degeneration and causes lens yellowing and inflammation. “Our results indicate that excessive use of cigarettes, or chronic exposure to their compounds, affects visual discrimination, supporting the existence of overall deficits in visual processing with tobacco addiction,” Silverstein said.last_img read more