Lunar Rocket all the way

first_imgThe absence of a trophy race on today’s midweek programme at Caymanas Park shifts the spotlight to the restricted allowance race (non-winners of two) to be contested by 13 three-year-olds over the round five course.Top contenders are the speedy pair of LUNAR ROCKET and BLUE MOON, who finished second and third respectively to LOTTERY TICKET over 1100 metres on November 5.The Fitznahum Williams-trained LUNAR ROCKET led at a fast clip into the straight ahead of BLUE MOON and although looking likely to hold on when two lengths clear a furlong out, was caught close to home by the fast-finishing LOTTERY TICKET in what was a fast-run race (1:05.4).Given the shorter distance and the presence of a more experienced rider in Robert Halledeen, LUNAR ROCKET should not be caught.Coming from a favourable draw at post position nine, she is again expected to out-sprint old rivals BLUE MOON with leading jockey Omar Walker and LIKE A LADY under former champion Wesley Henry, based on her 58.2 split for the first five furlongs last time out.FIRM FANCIESLUNAR ROCKET is still handily placed in the scales with 53.0kg and should go one better at the expense of the Wayne DaCosta-trained BLUE MOON, LIKE A LADY and PROUD PRESIDENT.Other firm fancies on the well-supported nine-race programme, which commences at 1:05 p.m. are the well-forward two-year-old debutante BAD GAL HILARY in the opening race for maiden two-year-olds; FIFTYONESTORM to rebound in the second, GOFORHOME in the fourth, MAN IN BLUE in the sixth over the straight and SIRMANDI in the closing race over 1500 metres for $180,000 claimers.last_img read more

Milking non-issue for sympathy votes

first_imgDear Editor,I have noted the People’s National Congress (PNC) press release of Jan 11, 2020, about an informational flyer I shared via my personal Facebook account. I have shared many things on my Facebook page, including Joseph Harmon’s vile and racist attack on the PPP/C’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Brigadier Mark Phillips. Sharing of interesting, thought-provoking and those that broach taboo subjects are the bread and butter of social media platforms.I wish to state categorically that I have not produced the flyer in question. Further, I have clarified that having seen the contents of the flyer, it may have been crudely worded but it has achieved the effect of bringing the issue of a presidential candidate’s health as a campaign issue to the fore. A norm in democracies; some countries even mandate medical examination and public scrutiny of health records.I understand that the PNC is alien to the concepts of parliamentary democracy but it is out of sheer desperation and in an attempt to divert attention from their abysmal performance in office; the poor turnout at its rallies and the rejection it is facing from Guyanese ahead of the March 2, 2020 elections, that the senior partner of the APNU/AFC coalition has resorted to milking this non-issue with the hope of attracting sympathy votes.I welcome the introduction of important issues such as candidates’ physical and mental health into our fledgeling democracy. Mr Granger could not lead the APNU/AFC in a short one-kilometre walk to present their electoral lists on Friday; he (Granger) is asking to be re-elected after five disastrous years where our economy suffered from his poor leadership and massive squandermania of his geriatric cabal.I look forward to seeing the health record of Mr Granger released for public scrutiny in the near future.Sincerely,Edward Laynelast_img read more

AFC executive allegedly forges document to get Govt contracts

first_imgRegion Six Contractor Joseph Baithu, also Secretary at the AFC Berbice Office, is at the centre of a probe into the forgery of a document in an attempt to get Government contracts worth in excess of $10 million.AFC Member Joseph BaithuHe allegedly forged the signature of a Corentyne businessman purporting to show that he could get credit to the tune of $10 million.His letter was sent to the Ministry of Communities with the aim of securing Government contracts.The issue was discussed on Thursday at the statutory meeting of the Region Six Administration, where People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Zamal Hussain told the house that the store owner contacted him on the issue claiming that the document submitted to the Communities Ministry was a forgery.“The particular person whose letterhead is being used had asked me to raise this issue publically, so that all the other ministries can be aware that a letter was drafted by this contractor to give him credit facilities to the sum of $10 million”, Hussain told the RDC.However, the contractor in question had been given Government contracts in the past, the most recent of which was to repair a Corentyne school.PPP Councillor Zamal HussainGuyana Times is in receipt of an undated letter purportedly from Karran and Sons General Store of Bush Lot, Corentyne Berbice. The content of this letter are as follows: “I wish to verify that I have known Mr. Joseph Baithu now civil contractor of Quad Construction of Lot 168 Number 45 Village Corentyne, Berbice. I am willing to assist him with a credit facility of the sum of $10M in building material for a period of not more than thirty days”.When Guyana Times contacted the owner of the establishment, he denied that the signature on the letter was his. He even related that he is owed $400,000 by the contractor, and is having difficulty receiving his money, after initially giving him $800,000 in credit to repair a school. In light of this development, Hussain called on the RDC to address the issue at once.“The contractor is being given contracts based on a (false) and a fraudulent letter… This is serious business.” Hussain said.The Prime Minister’s Region 6 Representative, Gobin Harbhajan, told the RDC that the owner of the hardware store approached him on the issue and raised his concerns.“I don’t care which political party this contractor supports, I want this matter to be raised at the highest level; and if found guilty, he should receive the full penalty of the law; because we have been talking about corruption, now we actually have the proof. The thing is: how many other places have this letter been used before,” Harbhajan added.last_img read more

Enbridge launches campaign to change public opinion

first_imgCalgary based Enbridge Incoporated is set to launch a campaign Tuesday to try and change public opinion, in the targeted impact region in Northern BC, about it’s controverisal Northern Gateway project.Beginning in Terrace today, it will hold a series of public information sessions this month, to address concerns about the twin pipeline, it plans to build from North Central Alberta to the Northwest BC Coast. Environmentalists and First Nations communities have lined up in opposition, to the $5.5 billion project, arguing among other things, a spill could devastate marine ecosystems.- Advertisement -Enbridge representatives will also travel to Kitimat, Burns Lake, Prince George, Fort St. James and Houston to explain and answer questions about the regulatory review process.last_img read more

Canada Post union rep opposing cuts to door-to-door delivery

first_img“Mail delivery is a public service, it should be something that everybody has the right to have,” says Savage. “We’ve been making money for 18 out of the last 20 years, and any money we make over-and-above goes into the government.”Savage adds, “There’s no reason for people to lose their door-to-door delivery with the amount of money they made to pre-tax profit of $194 million, there really isn’t any reason to remove door-to-door delivery from South Vancouver – or anywhere else in the country for that matter.”She adds the union isn’t ready to give up the fight against the service cancellation, and it wants Canada post to get more public feedback before its ready to label the decision as anything but unfounded. It’s comes at a time when the crown corporation is phasing out home delivery in many areas of the country, including Fort St. John.The postal service has credited a higher volume of parcel delivery, higher postage fees, and lower costs from employee benefits for a year-over-year turnaround.The 2014 profit followed a before-tax loss in the previous year of $125 million, and core mail delivery business continues to shrink.- Advertisement -In fact the CBC has reported Canada Post now delivers 28 per cent less mail than it did in 2006.However, as reported earlier, last year for the first time ever, the corporation also shipped parcels worth $1 billion in Canada, and that total jumped to $1.5 billion when its international shipment numbers were included.Thus the Canadian Union of Postal Workers President Jennifer Savage in South Vancouver – another area targeted to lose home delivery – calls the cancellation outrageous.Advertisementlast_img read more

West Ham target set for Swansea switch

first_imgWest Ham target Timothée Kolodziejczak is on the verge of completing a move to Swansea, according to reports in France.The French defender was strongly linked with a move to Upton Park during the summer, but Sam Allardyce opted to sign Aaron Cresswell from Ipswich instead.With Ben Davies having made a big move to Tottenham during the summer, Swansea have been looking to sign a quality replacement at left back and now looked to have found their man.Kolodziejczak, 22, was one of the star performers for Nice last season and attracted interest from a number of European clubs during the summer.But sources in France are reporting that Swansea have reached an agreement with the French club for his signature and the player is now discussing personal terms. 1 Timothée Kolodziejczak last_img read more

Trump attacks US co-captain Rapinoe on Twitter

first_imgHe later added he would invite the team whether they “win or lose” in France.Rapinoe, 33, has been outspoken on social justice issues.On Wednesday evening, team-mate Ali Krieger said in a tweet she would “stand by” Rapinoe, adding of any prospective White House visit that she “will sit this one out as well”.Forward Alex Morgan stated before the tournament that she would not accept an invitation from the president.Asked by football magazine Eight by Eight whether she was excited to visit the White House if the US won the tournament, Rapinoe dismissed the idea, saying the team would not be invited. Using an expletive, she also made clear that she would not attend in any event.“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her and the team,” tweeted Trump.“Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT.”Trump initially tagged the wrong account – a Megan Rapino with only two followers – before deleting the thread and retagging the US star’s actual account.The US co-captain, who is openly gay, referred to herself as a “walking protest” in an interview earlier this year.In the past she has knelt during the national anthem in solidarity with former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, and had already attracted the US president’s ire for not singing the national anthem before World Cup games in France.She is also one of 28 players suing the US Soccer Federation, alleging the men’s team earns more than the women despite playing fewer games and being less successful.Rapinoe was part of the US team that visited the White House in 2015 to meet then president Barack Obama after winning the last World Cup.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000US co-captain Megan Rapinoe drew fire from her own president, Donal TrumpLONDON, United Kingdom, June 27 – US president Donald Trump has criticised US women’s team co-captain Megan Rapinoe on Twitter, telling her not to “disrespect our country” after she said she would not visit the White House if they won the World Cup.Trump said Rapinoe, who scored two penalties as the US beat Spain in the last 16, should “win before she talks”.last_img read more

Foy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited!

first_imgThe North West’s leading home furnishing and décor store has taken a major leap into the future. Foy & Company, of Port Rd Letterkenny and Main St, Ballybofey this weekend officially launches its fully revamped 15,000sq.ft Décor & Interiors Superstore, in Letterkenny. June 29th-30th will be filled with something for everyone with amazing prizes be won, face painting for kids, a free BBQ and more!In partnership with Dulux Paints and other key décor suppliers, the iconic Foy & Company retail business has produced a true destination store. From paint, fabrics, wallpapers, soft furnishings to lighting and furniture Foy & Company provide a truly inspiring ‘one stop shop’ home solution. The team at Foy & CompanyFoy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyFoy & Company have strived to deliver a quality package of choice, service and value to customers in the world of décor and design over the past 20 years in Letterkenny, and for almost 40 years in Ballybofey. This ethos continues in this new state of the art store and is a principle that all of the 20+ expert staff and management are proud of. Proprietors Liam & Ann Foy have given a lifetime to this business and are both delighted with the outcome of this significant investment in Store of the Future.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyDavid Foy, their youngest son, is also strategically involved in this transition for the business and is taking the lead on developing a next generation online and e-commerce experience for customers to replicate the in-store experience. Liam says “we have come through some difficult times in the past 10 years, like many of our peers in retail, but I must say looking at the store now, we are more excited and motivated about the next 10 years. I am very grateful to our manager Mary Teresa Nelis and her team for getting us to where we are today with the Foy and Company offering”. Store of the FutureCreating a ‘Store of the Future’ concept department in paints, wallpaper and décor accessories, Foy and Company have advanced the model of colour consultation and display to a totally new standard within the store. At the forefront of this store of the future concept is a series of Dulux customised colour walls and samples. This is complemented by an innovative paint tinting centre and customer service area to enhance the experience of choosing colour and engaging with the process of colour tinting.A wide range of other state of the art colour display systems is also integrated with the Dulux led innovations including, Fleetwood, Colourtrend, Little Greene and Albany Paints providing one of the widest colour ranges on the market in Ireland today. Foy’s store of the future allows its customers into a space where they can receive expert colour advice, brilliant experiences and ultimately walk out with the right colour and finish for their home.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennySoft Furnishings & AccessoriesThe 4,000sq.ft Interiors & Soft Furnishings department including customised curtains, blinds, cushions, throws, and other textile accessories has been completely refurbished into a designer display and consultation area with new and exclusive ranges from Voyage, Harlequin, Clarke & Clarke, Sandersons, Scatter Box and many other classic and newer brands. This area is now a unique setting for customers to browse the extensive samples and stock but also for interior designers to bring their clients to. Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyBig & BrightOn the upper floor the large open plan furniture department is carefully arranged with various room settings as a backdrop to their classic, contemporary and bold and funky designs in furniture. Again many of the products and designs are exclusive to Foy’s with many customisable options for sofas, chairs and other occasional furniture to blend with the overall interior design scheme. This furniture showroom is set off with one of Ireland’s finest and most extensive lighting stock and display emporiums with exclusive ranges from Dar Lighting, Paul Neuhaus, Cork Lighting, Pacific Lifestyle and many more brands. This includes chandeliers, ceiling lamps, wall lamps, pendant lamps, spots, lanterns, in every style from Art Deco, industrial, retro, modern to traditional styles. It is a must see lighting showroom.Foy & Company are one of the leading members of the Albany Home Décor Group, Ireland’s only independent décor buying and marketing groups. They share the specialist ethos with their colleagues in the Albany group with a strong focus on service, expertise and offering the customer exciting and exclusive brands but always underpinning this with a value for money promise. The newly refurbished store on Port Rd, Letterkenny will certainly raise the profile and standard of décor and furnishings retailing and service with customers from DIYers, interior designers, décor enthusiasts and the decorating profession. And expert help is always at hand at Foy & Company with their in-house interior design team and all staff are fully trained in colour consultancy and other specialist areas of project planning and specification.They have a very exciting line up for the weekend full of prizes, giveaways, promotions, food, entertainment and of course loads of décor indulgence with colour presentations and personal colour clinics from the top professionals in the business. Please check out Foy & Company on Facebook to get the full list of events and timings.Sponsored PostFoy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited! was last modified: June 26th, 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:Businessfoy & companyhomewarelaunchlast_img read more

Wolves hit back twice to deny ten-man Everton

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Wolves’ return to the Premier League began with a 2-2 draw as they twice battled back to earn a point against 10-man Everton at Molineux.Debutant Richarlison, Everton’s club-record signing, scored a goal in each half either side of Ruben Neves’ equaliser from a free-kick, awarded after Phil Jagielka was shown a straight red card late in the first half. Neves was involved in both Wolves goals Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights Richarlison enjoyed a superb debut possible xi It looked like Wolves’ first home Premier League match for six years would end in disappointment, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s team replied again 10 minutes from time as Raul Jimenez capped a fine individual display with a headed goal.Everton edged ahead after 17 minutes. Leighton Baines swung a lefted-foot free-kick into the penalty area and Willy Boly’s attempt at a headed clearance hit a wall of players. When the ball dropped, Richarlison was on hand to finish from inside the six-yard box. 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday 3 smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Everton looked happy to try to hold on to their lead and for the first time Wolves looked like they had a man advantage. Last season’s Championship title winners built up the pressure and were rewarded after 80 minutes.Neves turned provider this time, floating a lovely deep cross over the head of Keane for Jimenez to attack and score with a downward header into the bottom corner. 3 Jagielka saw red Jagielka was sent off after 40 minutes. A loose touch from a routine pass along the back line from fellow centre-half Michael Keane left Jagielka having to stretch to challenge Diogo Jota.From the resulting free-kick, which was taken almost four minutes later after Everton had protested against the decision and boss Marco Silva had substituted Gylfi Sigurdsson to bring on Mason Holgate, Neves produced a piece of brilliance, curling a righted-foot shot into the top corner from 22 yards out.Richarlison scored his second goal after 67 minutes, using Conor Coady as a screen as he curled a low shot from the left side of the area around the Wolves defender and into the far bottom corner of the net, beyond Patricio’s desperate dive. possible standings impact How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more


first_imgBy Emmet Rushe: Entering a gym for the first time can be terrifying!The thought of starting to lift weights can be a nightmare.You walk into the gym, take one look at the machine and free weight section and……head for the nearest cross-trainer or treadmill, and who could blame you? Some of the weights machines look like a PHD is needed to operate them.But, for the majority of you, weights are actually what you should be doing in order to achieve what 99% of gym-goers want – to get ‘toned’.When you refer to muscle ‘tone’, what you actually want is to drop body fat and maintain or develop muscle mass. No, you are not going to end up looking like a bodybuilder, unless that is what you want.As a beginner it is important to start with a proper foundation. This should be based on large muscle groups and each exercise should work more than one muscle per time…….say what now??? Don’t worry; I am going to lay down a few ways for even the newest member of a gym to get started.Everyone has body parts that they want to focus on.For men, it is usually chest and biceps.For women, it is usually arms, hips and thighs.When people dip their toes into the weight training waters, these parts are what most beginners usually work on and they end up neglecting everything else. I advise new gym-users to work on the full body and do it 3 days per week……..Yep! 3 days per week!The way it works is as follows.A session should include:• one or two exercise for the quads (front of the thighs) • one or two exercise for the hamstrings(back of the thighs),• one or two for the back,• one or two for the chest and• one or two for the abs.Altogether this gives us 5 or 10 exercises to put together to make up a full routine.Complete beginners can do the 5 x exercise routine. Those with some experience of exercise can do the 10 x exercise routine.At the start, the exercise will be the same for all 3 days, as this will allow your body to get used to the exercises and the movements.So, it goes like this1. Leg press ( Leg Extension is an optional no 2)2. *Lunge (Leg Curl is an optional no 2)3. Lat pull down (Seated Row is an optional no 2)4. Chest press (Pec Dec or Cable Fly is an optional no 2)5. Laying leg raise (Sit up or Weighted Sit Ups are an optional no 2)*Lunge is technically a quad exercise, but done right it targets the hamstrings and glutes also.On each exercise you are going to lift an appropriate weight between 8 and 12 times (Reps), take 45-60 seconds rest and you should do this 3-4 times (Sets) before moving onto the next exercise.Example:Leg Press8-12 reps,45-60 seconds rest,3-4 setsThen move onto the next exercise.These exercises are mainly machine based. Once you start to feel comfortable with this routine you can easily swap the machine exercises for a free weight or body weight equivalent.These will take a bit more time to learn but are a much better exercise overall.As with any program, please ensure that you have a qualified person show you the proper technique for each exercise.If you have any question on starting weight training or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, contact me through the link below.#TrainSmart* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE GYM was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rusheguide to the gymgymRight moveslast_img read more