Bank on Bigdaddykool

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES LIVE CONTENDER BURNING MEDIC, who finished a close second to MIRACLE RECOVERY, looks a live contender in the 10-horse field, along with the bold front runner TROPICALDEPRESSION. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by AQUILO (Javanne Patterson up) and URBAN PRINCIPAL (Odean Edwards), both of whom finished second last time out. Their respective dangers are EL CLIENTE (Omar Walker) and DUSSELDORF, with Shane Ellis up. BIGDADDYKOOL, a top contender for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby, looks the one to beat when he takes on six fellow three-year-olds in the opening restricted allowance race (non-winners of two) over 1700 metres at Caymanas Park tomorrow. Trained by Anthony Nunes, BIGDADDYKOOL was a fast-finishing fourth (beaten 4-1/4 lengths) to FUTURE KING in the Post to Post 2000 Guineas over a mile on April 9, this after running miles wide into the straight. He has worked well in preparation for this race, and with the competition less than fierce, should have little difficulty in beating THE PROMISE LAND and company. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride from the convenient mark of 53.0kg. TWILIGHT CITIZEN, a fast-finishing second to stable-companion to TRADITIONAL STORM over 1300 metres on April 23, is tipped to go one better in the second race over a similar trip to be contested by eight starters, including GOLD SCREW, who just failed to stave off TARANTINO over 1820 metres recently, and MINY LEE, who was third in that race. GOLD SCREW will have lots of supporters even with female apprentice Mellisa Ward replacing former champion jockey Wesley Henry, but the Carl Anderson-trained TWILIGHT CITIZEN, with apprentice AndrÈ Powell, only needs to get it right at the start to score an overdue win. The third race should provide the lightly raced RAWALPINDI EXPRESS with his maiden win on his fifth start. True, the five-year-old son of Coded Warning is proving expensive to follow, but with champion jockey Shane Ellis now taking the ride, the hint should be taken. IDON’TKNOW looks the principal danger in a seven-strong field over 1100 metres. Recent winner PRINCE O’SHAUN, now back over an ideal trip after flopping over the straight behind MIRACLE RECOVERY on April 24, looks nicely off at the weights (53.0kg) with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, and should rebound with a win over 1500 metres. (1) BIGDADDYKOOL (2) TWILIGHT CITIZEN/ GOLD SCREW (3) RAWALPINDI EXPRESS/IDON’TKNOW (4) PRINCE O’SHAUN/BURNING MEDIC (5) AQUILO/EL CLIENTE (6) URBAN PRINCIPAL/ DUSSELDORFlast_img read more

Framework for food and nutrition security to be strengthened

first_imgThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture hosted a national stakeholder consultation on strengthening the governance framework for food and nutrition security (FNS) in Guyana.The consultation was held to gather inputs from the stakeholders in relation to the governance of food security in Guyana along with the announcement of the preliminary findings of the inception report on governance for FNS in Guyana. The gathering sought to establish a technical working group to support the work of the consultant.FAO’s Country Representative to Guyana Reuben Robertson highlighted the need for the framework, noting that it is an important element in the process of achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 which speaks to the elimination of undernutrition, food and nutrition insecurity by 2030. This he “requires the involvement of all at the national level.”Robertson disclosed that the achievement of food and nutrition security is dependent on the four pillars; food availability, access, utilisation, and sustainability.According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture George Jarvis in his remarks highlighted what Guyana has been doing: “Guyana recognises a large section of the population depend on agriculture for food and income, this has led to the government continuously increasing investments in agriculture, expanding safety nets and social assistance programmes and enhancing job creating activities for both rural and urban citizens,” he said.Jarvis noted that there was a food, fuel and finance crisis in 2007-2008 which lead to an economic downturn in 2009 and by 2011 there were high food prices. Those factors combined to drive 44 million persons into poverty and so it is very important to examine food security interventions worldwide.“Commitments were taken in this direction in 2009 at a summit. 2010 saw the first decline in the number of nourished people in the world after approximately 15 years. That number dropped to 925 million from 1.023 billion the previous year,” Jarvis said.The Guyana Food and Nutrition Strategy 2011-2020 was developed and officially launched in 2011. Its aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of all citizens and enhance food security. The ministry has been working to effectively implement this strategy through various initiatives.The permanent secretary further stressed the importance of nutrition in daily diets: “Many of us in Guyana take food for granted and do not consider nutrition… you eat because you hungry and that’s it,” he said.According to Jarvis, the ministry would like to use the forum to resuscitate or reactivate the council and shortly thereafter invite all the heads for the various agencies, bodies, ministries and agencies to sit and continue the work that was started in 2011.Representatives from various ministries, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and United Nations agencies were among the participants, according to information by GINA.last_img read more

Lebanese Regrets Brutal Treatment of Liberian Girls in Lebanon

first_imgThe president of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), Ezzat N. Eid, told a news conference yesterday that his office in collaboration with some higher ups in government have been working behind the scenes to ensure the safe return of Liberian girls reportedly trafficked in Lebanon. Mr. Eid, who could not deny or confirm whether the girls were sexually abused, however regretted the inhumane treatment they suffered in Lebanon.He disclosed that there are over 500,000 house maids from all over the world that are currently residing in Lebanon that are being well cared for by their employers. “We are against the abuse of any Liberian, be it man or woman, who is employed as a domestic worker or house maid,” Mr. Eid told reporters in Monrovia. According to him, reports concerning the alleged trafficking of Liberians girls have troubled the entire Lebanese Community.He said, efforts are being made, including efforts by his office in close collaboration with Liberian authorities to establish the exact number of girls involved and ensure their safe return. At least eight of them have already returned to Liberia, he added.“People that are working in Lebanon, especially foreigners who are from all over the world, are cherished by their Lebanese hosts, but if there is any problem with his or her employer, the matter is normally handled by the appropriate authorities,” he said.As for the girls being held and ill-treated, Mr. Eid explained that some of the girls worked in domestic homes, noting that, “Full investigations are needed into the reports about those who were abused.”Recently it was gathered that an indictment has been drawn against individuals involved in the alleged trafficking of the girls with promises of a better future in Lebanon.Authorities at the Liberia National Police, the Ministries of Labor and Justice have all disclosed, following the return to Liberia of eight of the girls, that they are being kept at an unidentified location to avoid making of them a public spectacle.  The law provides that a person is guilty of the offense of trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling, and also for money laundering and terrorist financing when they subject a person to slavery. A representative of the Liberian community in Lebanon recently said one of the remaining victims was picked up by armed military men in the middle of the night from her home and taken to an unknown destination, while some of the remaining girls were transported to dangerous and inaccessible locations. The law also provides that an individual is guilty of trafficking when they subject another person to forced labor. This newspaper learnt that when the girls were taken to Lebanon, they were marketed to their agents for around US$3,000 to US$3,500 each. It has also been established that they were used as “sex slaves; and subjected to forced labor, and other forms of slavery.” Some of the girls revealed that they were physically assaulted whenever they refused to have sexual intercourse with their owners. The girls further alleged that their passports and other travel documents were seized and they were denied communication with the outside world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Who Wins Good Friday Duel?

first_imgLISCR FC captain Mohammed Varney has expressed confidence of thrashing BYC FC 3-1, and would score more than one goal in the Good Friday’s match.Skipper Varney told the Daily Observer through facebook chat on Tuesday that his side is determined to whip the current football champion to serve as impetus of winning the 2015 LFA League after two years of title drought.“We are confident, we are strong, and we believe in our capacity to restore the years,” Varney said.For his part, BYC’s goalie and team leader laughed off Varney’s assertion and stated that he’s entitled to his own opinion.“We are a side to reckon with and LISCR will feel us on Friday,” goalkeeper Sherman said.Tomorrow’s game at the Blue Field is a friendly encounter to encourage players to see rivalry as violence, BYC President Sekou Konneh told the Daily Observer yesterday.“The game is also intended to prepare the players ahead of the league after being match rusty for over eight months,” Konneh opined.Additionally, the friendly is in celebration of the 2015 Good Friday, (Holy Friday) –traditionally the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

An update on the Red Deer Creek wildfire

first_imgCurrently, firefighters are holding the fire south of the Heritage Highway in British Columbia and west of the Two Lakes Road in Alberta. They’re also responding to any initial attacks in these areas and securing the oil and gas camp’s infrastructure and access.An evacuation order is still in place for the 3 oil and gas camps within the area, while structure protection crews have installed sprinklers on these camps and 4 bridges.There are 99 firefighters working to control the blaze in B.C. and another 16 to contain the spill over into Alberta.- Advertisement -They’re being accompanied by 130 support staff, 14 B.C. helicopters and 11 Alberta helicopters (5 working on B.C. the side and 6 working on the Alberta side).There’s also 27 pieces of heavy equipment that are working on B.C.’s side (11 dozers, 3 excavators, 5 water tenders, 2 skidders, 3 low beds, 1 feller buncher and 2 graders), and 9 dozers working on the Alberta side.Lightning is being blamed for the blaze and an Alberta Incident Management Team has taken over operations.Advertisementlast_img read more

LISTEN: Salvation Army’s Capt. Sheldon Feener discusses holiday kettle drive success

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It’s congratulations again to the community of Fort St. John from an excited and grateful local Salvation Army Captain.He doesn’t sound a lot like the late Nat King Cole, but what he’s feeling right now about the citizens of this city sounds a lot like the music legends, signature hit recording.We spoke yesterday with Capt. Sheldon Feener following the first Christmas season for him and his wife in Fort St. John after their arrival from Salmon Arm, by way of Tennessee.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Osimhen hat-trick powers Nigeria to Olympics triumph

first_imgNigeria won the tie 4-2 on aggregate and will face Kenya or Sudan, who take a two-goal lead into the return match in Nairobi Tuesday, in the next round during June.Osimhen, on loan to Charleroi from Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg, opened the scoring after 33 minutes of a first half staged in 33 degree celsius (92 fahrenheit) heat.Nigeria should have been more than one goal ahead by half-time in southeastern town Asaba as they were denied several times by the woodwork.The second half was one-way traffic toward the Libyan goalmouth and Osimhen completed his hat-trick with goals on 67 and 82 minutes.Libya needed a goal to move ahead on aggregate through the away-goal rule, but it was Nigeria who netted again, this time through David Okereke in the final minute.The Nigerian squad finished the match four million naira ($11,100) richer as senior team captain Ahmed Musa promised a million naira for every goal his compatriots scored.Nigeria are the most successful African country in Olympics football, winning the 1996 Atlanta tournament and finishing runners-up to Argentina in Beijing 12 years later.In Abidjan, the Ivory Coast hammered Niger 6-1 to equal the biggest winning margin set by Kenya in a 2020 qualifier in Africa.Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the Ivorians scored three goals in each half at home with Italy-based Willy Braciano bagging a brace.Ivory Coast are likely to face tougher opposition in the third round when they come up against Guinea, who surprisingly eliminated Senegal.A further seven qualifiers are scheduled for Tuesday with Ghana and South Africa poised to advance after building impressive first leg leads.Olympics qualifiers are restricted to under-23 footballers with three over-age stars permitted at the finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick as Nigeria trounced Libya 4-0 in Asaba Monday to win a 2020 Olympic Games qualifying tie. © PHOTOSPORT/AFP / MARCELO HERNANDEZJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 26 – Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick as Nigeria swept aside Libya in the second half to win 4-0 Monday and reach the third qualifying round of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament.The Belgium-based striker was drafted into the team after a shock 2-0 first leg loss last Wednesday and demonstrated his worth with the treble.last_img read more

Bayern Munich ace to rule out chance of Pep Guardiola reunion at Manchester City

first_img1 David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich Austrian star David Alaba is set to snub interest from Manchester City by commiting his long-term future to Bayern Munich.It has been reported that incoming boss Pep Guardiola was keen to make the talented left-back one of his first signings at City this summer.However, it appears that Alaba, who can also operate in midfield, has no interest in following his Bayern boss to England, according to German newspaper Bild.They have reported that the 23-year-old is on the verge of penning a bumper new deal, which will include a significant pay rise and keep him at the club until 2021.It has been suggested that the contract will boost him from £5.4m per year to around £9.3m per year, following a run of form which has marked him out as one of the best full-backs in world football.last_img read more

Brazilian FA offer support to Manchester City star after racist abuse

first_img 2 Fernandinho headed into his own net to gift Belgium their opening goal in the World Cup quarter-final clash The Manchester City midfielder and his wife Glaucia Rosa have since been subjected to abuse and threats and his mother has been forced to close down her Instagram account due to offensive comments, it has been reported.The CBF have now moved to offer their support to the 33-year-old.A statement posted on Instagram read:  “The CBF repudiates the racist attacks suffered by the player @fernandinho and their relatives.“Football represents the union of colors, genres, cultures and peoples. We are with you. Racists will not pass! #AllIguals #Brazilian Selection #SayNoToRacism #GigantesPorNatureza”. The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) have condemned the racist abuse aimed towards Fernandinho and his family in the wake of the country’s exit from the 2018 World Cup.The five-time winners saw their campaign in Russia ended at the quarter-final stage as they were beaten 2-1 by Belgium in Kazan on Friday, with Fernandinho scoring an unfortunate own goal in the match. 2 Fernandinho was devastated as his own goal proved crucial against Belgium Mundo Negro, a website and magazine which specialises in black culture, also offered their support to Fernandinho and his family.They posted a message under a photograph of Fernandinho, which read: “The defeat of Brazil and the own goal do not justify racism. Nothing justifies racism. We are with you Fernandinho.”Fernandinho was badly criticised four years ago when he was substituted at half-time during Brazil’s 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.last_img read more

‘What the hell is Ed Woodward doing’ – Man United fans angry as Ronaldo joins Juve

first_img 2 Would like to know from Woodward and Jose if we tried to bring #CR7 to #MUFC or was it Ronaldo’s decision not to come back to Old Trafford. Really disappointed that we lost him to #Juventus— The Guy Next Door (@guy_in_london) July 10, 2018 YOU LOOK FAMILIAR Gutted #mufc weren’t back in for him. Just hope we can now finalise #Sandro. #Ronaldo— Chris Scruton (@inaminute23) July 10, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Many fans expressed the belief that the 33-year-old was only ‘on loan’ at the Bernabeu, and that he was certain to be seen wearing that famous red shirt once again.This has proven to not be the case, though, if reports are to be believed, United were offered the chance to sign Ronaldo before the move to Juve was confirmed. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move What we loved RANT ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Every single summer, for the past 5 YEARS, Ronaldo has been linked with a return to #MUFC …seemingly by every journalist going.For him to then just go to Juve without a sniff from United…..that hurts. A lot. pic.twitter.com/Wy1usStJ1M— Thomas Haile (@THaile91) July 10, 2018 Why didn’t #mufc sign Ronaldo? Bet it was super bore Jose fault. It would be too entertaining for him.— hairy monkey pits (@hairymonkeypits) July 10, 2018 Ronaldo has finally completed a stunning transfer to Juventus ‘Superhuman’ Ronaldo hailed for gravity defying goal with outrageous header THE KING Salah compared to Ronaldo and Messi and branded Liverpool’s best goalscorer Suarez stunner, Messi breaks record, Big Dunc’s passion and AJ heroics 2 Partnership Well, at least something is not coming home. @Cristiano #mufc #Juventus— Tony Khurtis (@realTonyKhurtis) July 10, 2018 The Old Trafford faithful have not taken this rumour particularly well, with fans on social media blasting their club for missing the chance to bring in a player who remains at the pinnacle of the beautiful game. The most shocking transfer in recent history has finally been confirmed, with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid for Juventus.Los Blancos confirmed the move on Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Portugal legend Ronaldo has ended his nine-year stay at the Bernabeu to test himself in Italy. Juventus fans are obviously delighted, and those who follow Real are likely all in tears – and another group of supporters are taking Ronaldo’s transfer just as poorly.Manchester United followers have long hoped to see Ronaldo return to Old Trafford before the end of his career, having established himself as one of the world’s best while playing for the Red Devils. Can’t believe we didn’t go for ronaldo, would of dragged us to a PL title by himself! We badly need a world class winger and Mahrez is just about to sign for city, dead transfer window this has been so far for us 😑 #Mufc— Laayver!! ⚽✌️ (@laayver_Matt91) July 10, 2018 Top paid sportsmen of last 30 years revealed as Tyson, Jordan and Messi dominate According to reports #mufc were offered the possibility of signing Ronaldo but the club declined. #mulive— United Report (@ManUtdReports_) July 10, 2018 Ronaldo established himself as a modern great while playing for Manchester United Adrian Durham: Ronaldo’s leap is overrated and this Messi header was better on target Very pragmatic decision to turn down signing Ronaldo if at all he was offered to #MUFC. Else Sanchez’s signing would have been rendered useless. Also makes things brighter for Martial.— Tejas Nabar (@tejasdmaniac) July 10, 2018 ADVICE If we rejected Ronaldo….boy the club need to do something BIG, I mean massive. We have quality already. But the club need to improve, need a star man even for the shirt sales. We need to get a Dybala, Neymar type player in. The club have the money. And we cant sit back. #mufc— D_ManUtd (@itano_mufc) July 10, 2018 AIR TIME Juventus stars Ronaldo and Ramsey join forces with 10bet for new advert Can’t believe you let Ronaldo go to juventus 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 @ManUtd#mufc— keke do you love me? Are you riding? (@balisebitz_2) July 10, 2018 ker-ching Ronaldo gone to juve! At least we can put to bed the dream of him coming back. Surprised and annoyed we didn’t at least try. Sign of times and maybe realisation we are not the great power in the transfer market Woodward thinks we are #mufc— manchester16 (@briangemma) July 10, 2018 Latest Cristiano Ronaldo news Solskjaer explains why it’s easy to compare Rashford with Ronaldo Crazy, if true. Would have been a smash hit on and off the field. Have only spent on 3 thus far, that includes a defender for the future and a 3rd string GK. Where will the money be spent? And will it be spent better than Ronaldo? #MUFC https://t.co/yK72rC6JTo— Gareth Wheeler (@WheelerTSN) July 10, 2018 What the hell is Ed Woodward doing? Why would we skip the chance to bring Ronaldo back? #MUFC— Jon Ferguson (@hangman522) July 10, 2018 I guess now most United supporters face the real reality and heartbreak, that Ronaldo will never come back 😭 emotional to say the least #cr7juve #MUFC— Kaylee Timmons (@kayleetimmons89) July 10, 2018last_img read more