The talented 4-y-o filly, PUDDY POOH, should upstage her six opponents and win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature over the straight-five course at Caymanas Park today.When last raced on February 20, the Richard Azan-trained PUDDY POOH, who won the 1000 Guineas as a 3-y-o last season, found the champion sprinter POKER STAR too hot to handle in the season’s first grade-one race, the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres. But in all fairness, she was not disgraced in finishing 6 1/2 lengths fifth after missing the break.Before that on December 5, PUDDY POOH romped the Betting and Gaming Stakes Trophy over 1400 metres, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:23.4 behind fast splits of 22.0 and 45.0 for the half-mile.Having worked well in preparation for today’s encounter and dropping down in class as well, PUDDY POOH will prove hard to beat with a mere 50.0kg, inclusive of apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance.The bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Shahar can expect worthwhile competition from the speedy four-year-old colts, ROYAL ASSAULT and SMOKEY TOPAZ, but she apparently has a bit more class than either and should rebound with a win under these favourable conditions.Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds the key to the opening race (non-winners of three) over the straight with the consistent SILVER CLOUD and speedy DRIPPING IN GOLD.While the latter is expected to lead the seven-horse field, his recent form is not as appealing as the grey SILVER CLOUD, who gets the nod under four-time champion Omar Walker.I also like MACALLAN to win the second race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-olds, BIG DATA to do likewise in division two, as well as QUEEN OF THE TOWN in the fifth, GIRSHOM in the seventh and the fleet-footed FIRE ALARM under leading jockey Dane Nelson in the eighth race over the straight.
Western Bureau:Corey Edmond scored twice as ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions, Jamaica College (JC), got their title defence under way with a 2-2 draw against Calabar High in their Group A season-opening match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.The champions led twice, but allowed Calabar back into the contest each time to leave their head coach Miguel Coley seething.The champions, featuring some new faces, grabbed the lead in the 28th minute as Edmond, playing in the central striker role, benefited from some excellent flank play to tap home from close range.Rasping shotHe scored his second in the 56th minute with a rasping shot that left Calabar custodian Jahson Nash beaten.Calabar struck their first goal through Scott Moodie in the 47th minute, when they had equalised for the first time.The Red Hills Road-based Calabar found a second equaliser through Romain Rallyns. His fortuitous shot barely crossed the goal line, but the referee signalled that the ball had gone into the goal.Calabar came within whiskers of grabbing all three points with virtually the last kick of the game, a free kick by Herbert Redman, but the shot rebounded off the crossbar and back into play.Coley, the JC head coach, was clearly disappointed with the outcome. He told The Sunday Gleaner that he will be working overtime on getting his players into the right mindset.He said Calabar were allowed back into the contest because of the lack of concentration.”It was a poor game from us really, but given a draw … I am happy for the point,” said Coley.”We have a good bunch of players, that I know, but we never had the kind of mindset that is needed in a game such as this. I will be working on that aspect of our game and, for sure, we will get better as the competition moves forward,” predicted Coley.His counterpart, Bradley Stewart, said he was feeling confident of a victory. He said his players looked better than JC throughout the match and his team should have won.”We created some good chances. We had to come back twice against a good JC team, but it shows that we have quality players who are able to put the ball on the ground and play really good,” noted Stewart.Looked good in attackCalabar, although outplayed early in the first-half, never allowed JC much space to play their attacking game and looked good themselves in attack through Rallyns, Herbert Redman, and Kareem Harris in midfield.On the 90th minute, they struck the crossbar with JC goalie Jahmarli Waite flagging at air in an attempt to save his team suffering an opening-day loss.Both coaches said they are looking forward to their next assignment to settle their players.
End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I think it’s a lot more physical here than the NBA,” said Dellavedova.“I think I play hard but sometimes the NBA is not into the physical side compared to the international game where you have to fight through screens.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA’s physicality was such a surprise for Dellavedova that what he saw during the games between NLEX and Kia, and Phoenix and Alaska made him reminisce his formative years in Australia.“Growing up in Australia it was always physical and that’s how I play,” said Dellavedova. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMilwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova knows a thing or two about being a physical player.Other NBA players and coaches once voted the 6-foot-4 point guard as the league’s dirtiest player, but it seems the gritty point guard found an even filthier style of play when he watched a couple of PBA games Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2 MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments
The remaining ruins of the ancient Kpaiyea fortification wall in Yealleh, Zorzor District, Lofa County.For many countries, being endowed with a rich cultural heritage is not just a blessing but represents an opportunity to boost tourism.But that’s not the case with Liberia, a country vastly rich with lots of abandoned cultural heritage, lying in ruins across the counties and without any care.“The current situation, which is the result of several factors, has put this tangible cultural heritage at greater risk of extinction if nothing is urgently done,” says Darius D. Gweh, Director for Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism.Mr. Gweh cited examples of the Belleh, Dey and Gbi Languages.“If they are totally lost, part of history will be gone forever and difficult to recover. The continued endangerment of our cultural heritage is not a good sign for the present and future generations,” he said.Kekura Kamara, president of the Liberia National Cultural Union, added that cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes that are inherited from past generations and passed on to future generations.He added that cultural heritage provides a sense of unity and belonging and allows us to better understand previous generations and the pre-history of a country.The RuinsAlthough Liberia is an early signatory to UNESCO cultural convention concerning the “Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage,” the country has not even ratified said treaty, localized since 1972. This international treaty was created to identify, protect and preserve cultural and national heritage around the world.Article 5 of the 1985 constitution of Liberia calls on the government to preserve, protect and promote positive Liberian culture, ensuring that traditional values, which are compatible with public policy and national progress, are adopted and developed as an integral part of the growing needs of the Liberian society.Despite this clause in the constitution, successive Liberian governments have not done much to fulfill the aspiration of such a clause.Notable among the many memorable ruins and heritage sites includes the 400 plus year-old fortification wall in Lofa County, as well as the home of Africa’s first elected president, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, which should have been turned into a museum, replicating its exact structure in the 1800s. It is now used as the law library with little care.The late Amb. T. Ernest Eastman’s home, along the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, housed several members of the South African resistance against apartheid, including the late Nelson Mandela and Hugh Masekela, during the 1960s.There is also the late Amb. T. Ernest Eastman’s home along the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, which housed several members of the South African resistance against apartheid, including the late Nelson Mandela and Hugh Masekela, during the 1960s. Before the house was gutted by fire about a year ago, the bed and all other things Mandela used were reportedly offered to the government of former President H. E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; but her government did not act on the offer in a timely manner, thereby losing all the artifacts to the fire.Also, the OAU village in Sanniquellie, the birthplace of the Organization of African Unity (now African Union), has been abandoned. Five years ago, it lost its heritage value after undergoing extensive modification.In addition, memorable cultural heritage items like the Vai script and the book “Legends of Liberia” are seriously missing in Liberian schools.Monument to the Birthplace of African Unity, Sanniquellie, Liberia (Courtesy: freewheely.com)Mr. Kamara added that, in this day and age, it is unfortunate that Liberia’s post-war governments have downplayed the promotion and protection of the national cultural heritage.“We must understand there can be no strong sense of nationalism where a strong sense of cultural identity and appreciation are lacking. Therefore, the government needs to step up and do better and preserve the cultural heritage,” he said.Dr. Elwood Dunn, a renowned Liberian historian, said the preservation of cultural heritage is very important for educational purposes and for promoting tourism both internally and externally.“It would be good if the government could lead; but if not, organized citizens within civil societies should take the lead. If well-organized, resources could be tapped both internally and externally, these cultural heritages will become sources of revenue.“Individuals and families have a role here, for they own some of the properties we are talking about. Citizens of Sanniquellie should take the lead in restoring the OAU monument of Tubman, Touré, and Nkrumah. I know a wealthy businessman in that town who could alone do that job if appropriately approached,” he said.Mr. Kamara describes the current situation as a wake-up call and one that needs government’s urgent attention. He said: “We are people because of our cultural heritage, whether tangible or intangible. I still don’t understand why the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage is not a priority in this country. It is a sad situation, but that’s the reality. We are a very unique group of people who must care for our cultural heritage, which will not only be a source of revenue, but pride.”Cause of the problemThe primary result of this situation is, since the founding of this nation, due to the lack of a national cultural policy to promote, preserve, support and safeguard the country’s cultural heritage. “Currently, we don’t have a nationally adopted culture policy and this has been the case since the country’s independence. In the absence of such policy, the promotion and preservation of our cultural heritage will not be a priority,” Mr. Gweh said.The only known cultural policy of Liberia was written by Mr. Kenneth Y. Best and published in 1974 by UNESCO. It was never adopted, despite calls to do so at that time. Another problem is the continued low budgetary support for the Department of Cultural Affairs & Tourism at MICAT, which is in charge of the responsibility of protecting, safeguarding and promoting the nation’s cultural heritage.According to Mr. Gweh, “it is not that the culture department has not tried; we have but cannot do much when the cultural department has been be left underfunded. We have plans to rescue some of these neglected tangible cultural heritage pieces but we cannot do anything in the absence of money. Their hands are tied in that department. The political will and well-being has to be there from people who have the authority to make the change in the promotion of our cultural heritage,” Mr. Gweh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Minibus driver Seon Barker of Lot 232 Independence Boulevard, Georgetown on Monday denied before Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus a charge detailing that on June 3, 2018, at 111 Miles Potaro, Region Eight, he had in his possession 1030 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The 41-year-old father of eight told the magistrate that he has no cause to traffic narcotics as he is gainfully self-employed as a driver of his own minibus.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted this defendant, explaining that the defendant had acknowledged ownership of the haversack in which the drugs were found.Mansfield reported that on June 3, ranks acting on information carried out a search of a hotel room Barker was occupying, and the cannabis, wrapped in two transparent parcels, were found among the defendant’s clothing in a haversack which was in a cupboard in the room.He noted that no one else was occupying the room with Barker.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus has thus remanded Barker to prison until June 15, 2018, when the case would be recalled.
0Shares0000Southgate’s England slipped to defeat with a World Cup final in sight © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 12 – Manager Gareth Southgate said England “left everything out there” after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.England were hoping to reach a first World Cup final since 1966, but let an early lead slip to lose 2-1. “I think in the first half we were really good and maybe we could have got another goal,” Southgate told ITV.“I can’t ask for more from the players. I think knockout football is about fine margins and when you have good spells against fine sides you need to take your chances.“Tonight we weren’t quite there but we will learn from that. We left everything out there.”Southgate said the players were deeply disappointed, but that his young team could achieve great things in the years to come, with the European Championship just two years away.“It’s impossible to say anything to make the players feel better at this moment in time,” he said.“We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved. I don’t think anyone could have given any more.“Players had run out of steam but that’s partly their age –- they’re still physically maturing. Croatia have hardened warriors whose understanding of big matches at times came to the fore.“The players have to go through big matches and experiences to become a team that can win. They have to use this experience for benefit and I know that what’s happened over the last few weeks will make them a stronger team.”Harry Kane looks set to claim the Golden Boot as the World Cup’s leading scorer, but the Tottenham star rarely looked like adding to his six goals against Croatia.– ‘Suffer the result’ –“I think he’s given absolutely everything for the team,” Southgate said of the 24-year-old England captain.“I think now is the time for us to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a little bit over the next couple of days.“He’s captained the team brilliantly over the tournament and I can’t ask for more from him.”It was England’s best performance at a major tournament since Southgate was part of the team that reached the semi-finals at Euro ’96.England arrived at this World Cup with the least experienced squad in terms of caps, but Southgate said the agony of losing was just as strong despite surpassing limited expectations.“We all feel the pain of the defeat. Did we expect to be in this position? I don’t think realistically any of us did,” he said.“But when you’ve got to this point, and we’ve played as well as we have, you want to take those opportunities in life.”“There will in time be a lot of positives to take,” he added. “It’s very hard to put that into context and a bit too soon really, because I think you have to suffer the result a little bit. It’s too easy to move on quickly.”England will return to their Repino base near Saint Petersburg ahead of Saturday’s third place play-off against Belgium, a repeat of their final group match.“The honest thing is it’s not a game any team wants to play,” Southgate admitted. “We have two days to prepare and we’ll want to give a performance of huge pride.“Of course it’s going to be a really difficult task over the next 24 hours to get everyone mentally back to where we want them for a game like that. That will be the challenge.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Well known GAA presenter and TV personality Jerome Quinn, who now operates his own media company, will visit Inishowen next week to compile a specially commissioned DVD on gaelic games in the peninsula.The former BBC man will spend four days visiting all seven clubs in the area while also capturing some of the magnificent scenery of the Inishowen 100.With over 20 years experience of award winning TV and Radio presentations, the popular Tyrone media personality who now concentrates on producing home videos and dvds for clubs, schools and various sporting organisations was more than happy to accept an invitation from CLG Bord Inis Eogahin to visit Donegal. Jerome in fact started out as a radio presenter in Derry almost thirty years ago and played football for Killea FC during his time in the city.The GAA in Inishowen has gone from strength to strength over the last number of years with all clubs extending and improving facilities on and off the pitch and they now boast some of the best facilities in the county and indeed Ulster.Major new initiatives have been launched including primary schools coaching by two full time coaches, which delivers quality coaching to over 4,000 children in 30 plus schools on a weekly basis and in 2010 the post primary schools in the area in association with the local clubs and CLG Bord Inis Eoghain amalgamated their expertise and resources to create Colaisti Inis Eoghain bringing together over 60 pupils to compete in Ulster Colleges Football Competitions as part of a three year plan.A provisional schedule has been set out to maximise time spent at individual clubs where Jerome hopes to capture some action of underage and senior coaching, perhaps even games which may be taking place and of course interview some of the characters and personalities involved in the clubs. The cameras will visit Muff on Wednesday evening to record their successful underage structures, which have seen hurling introduced recently. Then on to Burt where the focus will be on the dual club’s successes in underage football and county hurling as he meets local members of the management and players from the victorious Lory Meagher Cup and Under 21 Shield winning squads.On Thursday it’s off to Straid and the Urris club who have won a number of underage titles over the past couple of years, and then on to Buncrana where, depending on the result of the Ulster final between Donegal and Derry, perhaps Ryan Bradley could be available with the Anglo Celt Cup, as well as members of the Buncrana U14 hurling team who had such a great year, winning league and championship as well as a successful run at the All Ireland Feile na nGael.Friday will include a visit to the Carrick field in Moville where ladies football and culture will be the main focus of attention and then on to Connolly Park in Malin for a visit to Inishowen’s only senior club with probably the best facilities in the county. The possibility of a surprise visit to the two local VHI Cul Camps in Moville and Malin on their finals day on Friday has not been ruled out either.On Saturday Jerome will be in attendance at Carndonagh to capture all the action and fun from the Go Games U12 Finals day involving up to 200 kids from eight clubs. He will also spend some time focussing on the home club and their super facilities and conduct some final interviews for what promises to be a fascinating production and a great keepsake for all GAA followers in the peninsula.CLG Bord Inis Eoghain see this initiative as another great step at promoting underage football in the area and will be hoping for a good turnout of parents and club members at the Go Games finals on the Saturday morning in Carndonagh. The visits to the clubs will take place in the evening but may be subject to change, depending on fixtures etc. Bord Inis Eoghain extends thanks to The Strand Hotel in Ballylifin and The Malin Hotel for their help in facilitating the visit. EndsTOP GAA SPORTS PRESENTER TO VISIT INISHOWEN TO MAKE GAA DVD was last modified: July 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:InishowenJEROME QUINN
The picture may look simply like two young boys posing happily for a picture with Donegal’s legendary All-Ireland captain Anthony Molloy.But on closer inspection it tells the story of two generations of GAA player – both in search of Sam Maguire.That’s because the little boy with the cheeky smile on the left is a certain Michael Murphy. Now just four days from leading his team into only their second ever All-Ireland final, the young Glenswilly lad looks no more than eight years old.And yet locals in The Glen say the young boy with the stocky shoulders was already eating, drinking and sleeping football.Molloy, McHugh, Boyle, Gavigan, Walsh, Reid and the likes were already his heroes.In his 23 years he has dreamt of one day lifting the GAA’s most famous piece of silverware high above his head. And now this Sunday he has the opportunity to emulate those names already etched in the history books.All of Donegal awaits……. CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN – THE PICTURE THAT SEALS THE 20 YEAR SEARCH TO RECLAIM SAM was last modified: September 19th, 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) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALAnthony MollowCroke ParkdonegalMichael Murphy
Táin (Ulster) Hurling League FinalSt. Eunan’s 2-14Pearse Óg (Louth) 0-8 St. Eunan’s senior hurlers took the Táin (Ulster) League Division 4 title with a victory over Louth champions Pearse Óg on Saturday in Garvaghy, Co. Tyrone.The Dundalk team started as favourites and moved into an early three point lead as St. Eunan’s struggled to get into the game, with a point from David Mahony and two Gary O’Brien frees.St. Eunan’s suffered a further blow with the early loss of full forward Colm Breathnach through injury. Only strong defensive work from Francis Lennon, Eunan O’Donnell and Cormac Goulding kept the Donegal team in touch.Three Seán Mc Veigh points and a score by Dungloe man Cormac Hartnett in reply to strikes from O’Brien and Brian McCabe brought St. Eunan’s level after 20 minutes. The Letterkenny men finished the half strongly and good work by Dan O’Connor and Adie Gaffey led to two more McVeigh scores. This left a two point gap between the teams at half time, 0-7 to 0-5.Immediately after the restart O’Brien broke through on the Letterkenny goal but shot wide under pressure from corner back Shane O’Connor and goalkeeper Lee Scanlon.This proved to be a turning point as St. Eunan’s quickly shot three points through Kevin Meehan, James Connors and Conor McVeigh. Pearse Óg struck back with scores from Mahony and a Gerard Smyth free.These were to be the last scores for the Louth men as the St. Eunan’s defence continued its dominance. The Donegal team took control around midfield at this stage, with Eugene Organ outstanding in winning high ball.The contest was effectively decided in a two minute spell when a point from St. Eunan’s midfielder Colm Flood was followed by Seán McVeigh finishing a 20 metre free to the net on 47 minutes. In the closing stages McVeigh and Connors added further points. The best score of the game came in injury time when Seán McVeigh won possession 40 yards from goal, passed two defenders and beat the Pearse Óg goalkeeper with a superb finish. This left a flattering twelve point margin at the final whistle.St. Eunan’s: Lee Scanlon, Francis Lennon, Eunan O’Donnell, Shane O’Connor, Dan O’Connor, Adie Gaffey, Cormac Goulding, Colm Flood (0-1), Seán McVeigh (2-7), Eugene Organ (0-1), Kevin Meehan (0-1), Conor McVeigh (0-1), James Connors (0-2), Colm Breathnach, Cormac Hartnett (0-1). Subs: Eoin Friel (3 mins), Mark Timoney (40 mins), Darragh Kerrane (52 mins), Pádraig Dwyer (53 mins), Stephen Doherty (56 mins), Paddy Flood, Michael McGrath, Jack Brennan, Conor Parke, Derek Kelly, John Ireland.Pearse Óg: Barry Myles, Matthew Myles, David Mulholland, Noel Callan, Brian Hassett, Donal McArdle, Andrew McCrave, Gerard Smyth (0-1), Shane Callan, Donnach Callan, David Mahony (0-3), Brian McCabe (0-1), Gary O’Brien (0-3), Ken O’Hagan, Aidan Callan. Subs: Gerry Hoey, Martin Myles, Matthew Boland, Paul Grimes, Richard Scanlon, Philip McFaul, Andrew McDermott.CHAMPIONS! ST EUNAN’S HURLERS TAKE ULSTER TITLE IN LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: April 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CHAMPIONS! ST EUNAN’S HURLERS TAKE ULSTER TITLE IN LEAGUE FINAL