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Burger King for Superstakes

first_img SUPERSTAKES PURSE The Superstakes offers a total purse of $4.5 million, inclusive of $1 million from Burger King. According to CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, the other major races on the 12-race programme should be closely contested. These include the annual renewal of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint over 1200 metres in honour of Jamaica’s own celebrated track and field coach Glen Mills, himself a horse racing enthusiast. “This offers a total purse of $1.75 million, inclusive of $400,000 from Burger. The field should include last year’s winner, Potcheen, Crucial Appeal, Traditional Prince, Poker Star, Edison, Talented Tony K, and the improving three-year-old colt Buzz Nightmare,” Miller said. He added: “The day’s showpiece event, Superstakes 37, should be an intriguing contest, with reigning ‘Horse of the Year’ Typewriter seeking his third consecutive win for trainer Spencer Chung. A stiff challenge is expected from the 2013 derby and St Leger winner and likely favourite Perfect Neighbour, and the latter could give 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta his first Superstakes win.” Also speaking were CTL’s chairman, Christopher Brown, who thanked noted racehorse owner and breeder Lake for the partnership with CTL, and Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, marketing manager of Burger King, who disclosed that provision had been made to award $100,000 each to the top trainer, jockey, and groom on the day based on points accumulated in the 12 races. The 37th running of the rich and prestigious Superstakes for native-bred three-year-olds and up over 2000 metres will be run at Caymanas Park on Saturday, November 14, with Burger King assuming the role of sponsor, with a purse of $4.5 million. According to Burger King’s CEO, Richard Lake, the fast-food entity has committed itself to a three-year sponsorship deal for not only the Superstakes, but the other major races on ‘Superday’ – the 28th running of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship for native bred three-year-olds, the ninth running of the Coca Cola Invitational Mile, and the second running of the Coca Cola Juvenile Sprint for native-bred two-year-olds over 1300 metres. Details of Burger King Superstakes Day, dubbed ‘A Day with the King and his Horses’, were outlined at Thursday’s launch at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, by representatives of Burger and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL). A sponsorship cheque for $2.1 million for purses was handed over by Lake.last_img read more

Steve N dredge back in service after GNIC repairs

first_imgThe Steve N dredge which was out of operation for some eight weeks owing to repairs, is now back in service, according to the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC).The Steve N back in operationThe Steve N is said to be the largest vessel owned by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) and was dry-docked for some two months for repairs. It is now available for use in dredging works, the GNIC said in a statement.The vessel was said to be in critical need for repair. The company said the dry docking and repair took close to a month. Shipyard Manager Jagdesh Ramjag remarked that the GNIC was able to fully complete all the repair work and bring the vessel up to specification with the help of experienced staff.The scope of works carried out on the Steve N included fabrication works to the hull, hopper and ballast tanks; repairs to propulsion system: propeller shafts, propellers, bushes and rudder; sandblasting and painting of hull, hopper and main decks; electrical works including installation of three 35,000 BTU air conditioning units; removal and installing two generators; and installing an echo sounder system and mechanical repairs to hopper doors, suction drag head pipe, dredge pump pipe and valves in engine room and pump room.Ronald Bourne, Consultant to the Shipyard Manager, said he has been privileged over the years to have worked on preventative maintenance on the dredge, which has a “creative” history with the yard.Chief Executive Officer of GNIC, Clinton Williams said the company is a mini industrial conglomerate which has been offering various service including shipbuilding and repairs, port operations and project management.He said he is pleased that the team was able to complete the job on time, within specification and costs. He noted that going forward, while GNIC has the capacity, it will be looking to upgrade and expand its facilities. Additionally, the company will continue to work with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) to provide apprenticeship and on the job training in the areas of welding, fabrication, machining, marine and bench fitters, plumbers, and carpentry, etc.According to Williams, training is one of the strengths of the company and over the years it has provided training to more than 1000 Guyanese. The major challenge for the company right now, Williams noted, is the illegal beach operators who put vessels at risk by dragging them up on beaches for repairs rather than doing a proper dry-docking. “The company has been appealing to ship owners to avoid this unsafe practice as it puts unnecessary strain on the hull integrity of vessels. This could make them unseaworthy.”The GNIC remains one of the main shipyards in the country and has a long history of shipbuilding in Guyana with the likes of the MV Malali and the MV Torani being built in the shipyard.These two vessels were completely rebuilt and re-commissioned during the early 90s by Guyana National Engineering Corporation Limited (GNEC) – the predecessor company, with funding from the European Union, notwithstanding a strong recommendation by a team of international consultants that they had surpassed their useful service life and should be scrapped.last_img read more

Man, 38, Charged with US$26,000 Theft

first_imgA 38 year -old man accused of misapplying US$26,000, after leasing a story building belonging to Edward Davis, who resides in the United States of America (USA) has been charged and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.Defendant Oscar Holmes was charged with the commission of the crime “Theft of Property” by the Liberia National Police (LNP).He was said to have leased the property in 2013 for five (years), to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.The one story building is situated in the Bong Mines Bridge community in Monrovia.Holmes has denied the charge.But in a complaint filed against defendant Holmes on behalf of Edward Davis, by his legal counsel, Atty. Daliamah Sulonteh, the lawyer alleged that, while his client was in the USA, he (Davis) authorized the defendant in Liberia to lease his property.He further alleged, after Holmes got the authorization, he (defendant) immediately entered into a five (5) years lease agreement with the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, from which he,  defendant Holmes, allegedly collected the amount of US$26,000  from the church. Unfortunately, the Atty. Sulonteh claimed, defendant Holmes converted the money into his personal use.But, according to police, during their investigation, on September 17, Holmes decided to remain silent, meaning he never wanted to say anything to the police. He apparently wanted to do so at a court’s hearing.However, at Friday’s hearing, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody allowed the legal counsel of defendant Holmes to sign for his release and to ensure that he appears on Monday, October 6, to answer to the crime for which he had been charged.Magistrate Peabody’s action may have been attributed to an appeal made recently to Magistrates throughout the country by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor of the Supreme Court of Liberia.Chief Justice Korkpor, in his appeal, advised magistrates to use what he considered as “descriptive power” to either detain or arrest would-be  criminals.The Chief Justice’s decision was part of the Liberian  Judiciary’s effort to prevent overcrowding at prisons, which may likely cause several death, if  there would have been an the outbreak of the Ebola virus there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THAG to undergo complete restructuring

first_imgThe Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) has announced a complete restructuring of its operations, in order to increase engagements with stakeholders and partnerships within the tourism industry.Director of Tourism Brian Mullis (left) displaying the Best of Ecotourism Award in the Guyana booth in Berlin last monthAccording to a statement, the organisation stated that efforts are in the pipeline to “help the tourism industry realise its potential”. It was indicated that the first step includes the establishment of task teams in the organisational structure, business model, membership, partnerships and collaborations, advocacy, communications, fundraising and tourism development fund.Three task teams were already created, and THAG has also moved forward to advocate for a state-of-the-art hospitality institute in Guyana, which will be executed through the Education Ministry.It was indicated that a plot of land was identified and they are awaiting confirmation from the Government. Back in April, a contractual agreement was signed with designing firms – Deen and Partners Architects, Consultant Engineers Partnership Limited and Leverage Consulting Incorporated – to produce a design for the building. This would then be put forward to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for funding.“This institute will create a pool of people that the industry can pull from that will be well trained in different areas of tourism, such as serving, tour guiding, reservations and more,” the THAG statement stated.The organisation has also forged a partnership with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to promote sport tourism in Guyana.In promotion and marketing, THAG and the GFF are expected to explore local events that can be promoted to football audiences to keep this market engaged during the off season. They will also publicise international and regional games.Guyana was recently named the number one “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany – the world’s largest tourism trade fair.The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest top 100 destinations selected by a panel of experts, who reviewed sustainability success stories submitted by destinations worldwide.The newly-created “Best of Ecotourism” category was added in 2019 and puts Guyana up against very well-known and long-established ecotourism destinations, such as Sierra Gorda in Mexico, Tmatboey in Cambodia, and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.Back in December last year during budgetary debates, former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin boasted of a 17 per cent increase in visitor arrivals up to September, when compared with figures for the same period last year.He had pointed out that apart from the two major agricultural products which are rice and sugar, tourism brings in the highest amount of foreign earnings while also providing opportunities for young Guyanese.However, Gaskin recently admitted that there was a grave need for more training in the hospitality sector in order to bring more tourists to the country.Gaskin told Guyana Times during a recent interview that although efforts were being made to increase the number of airlines serving the country, persons who make direct contact with visitors should be properly trained.last_img read more

Shaw wins second consecutive Race of the Falling Leaves

first_imgFor more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the Club’s official website. Both Shaw and Tang crossed the finish line at 1:43:00, with Shaw narrowly earning the first place finish.The race also resulted in a sprint finish for third place, where Nicky Haugan narrowly beat Barb Polehoykie, both finishing with a time of 1:44:53.The event also featured a 30 km distance for racers, where another sprint to the finish line ensued. Heather McCracken held off Tate Haugan at the finish line to earn the top spot, each finishing with a time of 1:06:45. Sam Keats rounded out third place at 1:08:09.- Advertisement -Members of the Blizzard Bike Club were also racing in various events around the province over the weekend. Celeste Pakstas came first in her age class and earned 19 overall in the Olympic Distance Triathlon, raced in Banff. Pakstas finished the race with an impressive time of 2:38:26.Rebecca Stevenson also raced in the Triathlon, finishing 19 in her age class with a time of 3:08:57. That time earned her 62 overall.Blizzard Bike Club members will have a few days to regain their leg strength, before racing again Wednesday, September 12 in a mountain bike race.Advertisementlast_img read more

Do Spurs have the stamina to fight on four fronts?

first_imgAfter Liverpool’s win over Wolves on Friday, Tottenham trail the leaders by nine points and second-placed Manchester City by five.Yet, with Liverpool facing a tough run of festive fixtures with Arsenal at home on December 29 followed by a trip to City on January 3, there could be a chance for Spurs to cut the gap as they also face Bournemouth, Wolves and Cardiff before New Year’s Day.To do so, though, Pochettino will need to continue getting the maximum from a squad that remains alive in four competitions despite being ravaged by injuries to many of their World Cup stars, coupled with the lack of any summer signings.“The most important thing is the belief,” said Pochettino ahead of the trip to Goodison Park.“It’s difficult to translate to the fans or to the media the genuine belief in the squad.“Of course, all the names and players are very important but after that it’s about the squad, about the collective, about the team.”The trust Pochettino has in his players is a principal reason why he is so coveted, not just by United, but also by European champions Real Madrid.However, his failure to so far deliver a trophy in over four years at Tottenham has put added onus on success in the League Cup this season.– Stadium draining funds –Spurs gained revenge on north London rivals Arsenal for a recent derby defeat in the league on Wednesday to progress to the last four.However, that means after four games in 10 days over the festive period, Pochettino’s men could face a further seven games in January should they avoid a shock defeat to Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup.“If we want to achieve in the end a trophy or arrive in the top four or do a fantastic job in the Champions League or the different cups, we need everyone to be committed to the team,” Pochettino said.The question remains how far that commitment can carry them and whether this season will be their last chance for success under Pochettino.The club expect to finally be able to open their heavily-delayed new stadium early in the new year, but the spiralling costs of completing their 62,000 capacity home means Pochettino is unlikely to be handed funds to spend reinforcing in January.Instead, young players like 18-year-old Oliver Skipp, who made his Premier League debut against Burnley last weekend, will be used to plug the gaps.Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are not expected to return from injury before January, while Davinson Sanchez remains a doubt meaning left-back Ben Davies could start for the third straight game in central defence.“Some players are not available to play because they are injured or because they need to rest because they are tired,” added Pochettino.“(But) if you really believe, how we believe in our squad, you can do a great job.”The fear for Tottenham is that Pochettino has now done too good a job for too long to go unnoticed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fighting fatigue: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino must find the right blend to tackle four Premier Leauge fixtures in 10 days © AFP / Josep LAGOLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 22 – Tottenham Hotspur have had to cope with the unwanted attention manager Mauricio Pochettino has received this week in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking with the Argentine now favourite to be Manchester United’s next permanent manager.Pochettino has enough to contend with in his current job over the next 10 days with Spurs facing four winnable fixtures, starting at Everton on Sunday, that could propel them into the title race or limit ambitions to a top-four finish for a fourth straight season.last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Qualified Electrician and Electrical Supervisor required

first_imgJob Vacancies: CMG Electrical in Convoy, Co. Donegal are seeking staff to fill multiple roles in the company.Management is seeking a Qualified Electrician and Electrical Supervisor to join their professional, innovative and hard-working team.See below for job details: Qualified ElectricianQualified Electricians must have at least 2 years experience on running and overseeing projectsMust have experience in commercial installation and be able to work with other trades on site and plan out projects.Must be up to date with wiring regulations.Be familiar with testing & fault findingMust be willing to work away from home with flights and accommodation paid for. There will be some work based in the Donegal area but when a project arises away you must be able to travel to help other teams when projects need extra staff.Electrical QC number will be required (if you don’t have then you must be willing to complete course)Candidates hours will be 8-5 but may be required to work evenings and Saturdays during busy periods.Electrical SupervisorManage ongoing jobs and deal with changes to projects.Manage sub-contractors on siteMeet customers and provide quotation.Working with electrical estimator on tendering of projectsMeeting clients & site meetingsPutting O&I info together and closing out projects.Liaise with accounts on costings and completed projects.Candidates hours will be 8-5 but may be required to work evenings and Saturdays during busy periods.QC number required ( if you don’t have then you must be willing to complete course )Must have experience in this roleTo apply, send a CV to, clearly stating which role you are applying for.Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd November. Job Vacancies: Qualified Electrician and Electrical Supervisor required was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cmg electricalElectrical SupervisorelectricianJob Vacancylast_img read more

Donegal school principal jailed for 15 months for €200k theft

first_imgA Donegal school principal who escaped a custodial sentence after stealing more than €200,000 from his school has been put behind bars.Finbarr Boyle, with an address in Ballybofey, had pleaded guilty to five counts of theft and two counts of forgery while he was principal at Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan between 2007 and 2012. However, he escaped going to prison after his sentence was fully suspended on condition he repay €25,000 by Judge John Aylmer at Cavan Circuit Criminal Court on March 15, 2018.But the Court of Appeal today found that Boyle’s sentence to be “unduly lenient” today.He was jailed for 15 months today and taken into custody immediately.See background story school principal jailed for 15 months for €200k theft was last modified: May 14th, 2019 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:BallybofeycourtFinbarr Boyleschool principallast_img read more


first_imgLeaders of the future will be sharpening up their skills at Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny Gavel Club this Sunday.Any would-be Obamas aged 13-18 who want to develop their communication, public speaking and leadership skills can attend an information meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday September 15 at 5pm.All second level students are welcome. The Gavel Club runs under Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organisation dedicated to improving teen communication skills in a fun and interesting way.For more information, contact EmmaRose Callaghan and Sean Harkin, 16-year-old PR Officers, with the support from adult mentors Karen Murphy (Tel: 0866043040) and Conor Crossan (Tel: 0871332680)DONEGAL TEENAGERS: THE PODIUM IS CALLING was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:JuniorLetterkenny Junior Toastmastersletterkenny toastmasters gavel clublast_img read more

Council leads tourism sales mission to USA

first_imgThis August, as part of its ongoing marketing campaign aimed at increasing its ever-growing visitor numbers to the county, Donegal Tourism along with Harvey’s Point, The Waterfront Hotel and Donegal Airport with support from Tourism Ireland will embark on a highly-anticipated trade mission to the States.The delegation intends to engage with major American Tour Operators and Irish Diaspora in three States, including the largest ethnic festival in the world.The trip will take in the cities of New York (13 Aug), Philadelphia (14 Aug), Chicago (15 Aug), and Milwaukee (16-19 Aug). These events provides an opportunity to cement the links that exist between parts of the US and Donegal and each of these three events will consist of an evening of celebration of all that is Donegal, with members of the tourism team meeting with some of America’s major tour operators providing them with first-hand accounts and information about Donegal.In the lead up to this promotional campaign, Donegal Tourism has been working closely with Tourism Ireland in these cities to build connections with tour operators and significant stakeholders within the industry that can open up new routes and packages aimed specifically at people who may wish to visit Donegal over the coming years.Donegal Tourism also wishes to extend an invitation to these events to all of our Diaspora that may live or work in these regions. Tickets to these events are free and are available from Eventbrite.The team will also visit Milwaukee to host an area at the Irish Fest which is a festival to Promote and Celebrate All Aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic Cultures and attracts over 130,000 attendees. While primarily a music festival, there is a focus is Irish heritage and culture with a section devoted to travel to Ireland. The festival features separate areas highlighting Travel, Genealogy, Irish Theatre, Culture and Heritage. Donegal Tourism will host a branded destination display stand only at the show.For three days Donegal Tourism will host this area at the festival promoting Donegal and all its glory. So spread the word to anyone you may know in the Milwaukee, Illinois region.New York Event Tickets – Event Tickets – Event Tickets – Council leads tourism sales mission to USA was last modified: August 8th, 2018 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:Donegal County CouncilTrade missionUSElast_img read more