Professional groups deny backing any Caymanas bid

first_imgHEADS of three professional associations at Caymanas Park – the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association, Jamaica Jockeys Guild and Grooms Association of Jamaica – issued a joint press release on Saturday, distancing their organisations from “putting support behind particular bidders” in the Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) divestment process under way.The associations, however, pointed out that they were “totally against” any proposed sale involving any of Caymanas Park’s 196 acres on which the horse-racing plant operates in Portmore, St Catherine.Presidents Vincent Edwards, AndrÈ Martin and Fabian White of the trainers, jockeys and grooms bodies, respectively, signed the release, which stated: “Amid rumours that various associations at the track are putting support behind particular bidders, we would like to state, categorically, that, at this point in time, the associations noted below are neutral and not formally, or informally, endorsing any of the two bidders nor are we condemning any.”We do, however, wish to state that we are totally against any offer in relation to this divestment that involves thesale of any part of parcel of Caymanas Track Limited land,” the release added.The Gleaner sources claim the issue of CTL lands in the request for proposals has three options, namely an outright sale of the property with a guarantee that a specific acreage be retained for horse racing.The second option, sources claim, is for a long-term lease, including development of the Caymanas Park lands. The third is a similar long-term lease as the second, but with a provision to build a new racetrack within a four-mile radius.The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is in receipt of bids from two entities expressing an interest in acquiring state-run horse-racing promoting company CTL.The bids were received from Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited and Supreme Ventures Limited, following the bid opening exercise at DBJ, on Friday, September 18.Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited comprises a number of stakeholders at Caymanas Park, including noted horsemen and investors Michael Bernard, Richard Lake and trainer Richard Azan.The DBJ and Caymanas Track Limited Enterprise Team (CTLET) are overseeing the privatisation process on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Planning.It is anticipated that the evaluation will be completed by early this month, after which the preferred bidder will be recommended by CTLET to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and to Cabinet for approval.The CTL privatisation opportunity was advertised by DBJ from May. The bid-submission deadline was extended twice, from July 10 to August 28, and, subsequently, September 18, to accommodate due diligence of the prospective investors.This marks the second time in a little over a decade that the Government has invited bids for the divestment of Caymanas Park. Two bids were approved in 2004. Caymanas Entertainment Limited was named the preferred bidder.However, final approval was subsequently denied by the Government following lengthy deliberations and due diligence.last_img read more

Tabora hopes to help bring back interest in bowling with PSA recognition

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tabora hopes to help bring back interest in bowling with PSA recognition PLAY LIST 02:21Tabora hopes to help bring back interest in bowling with PSA recognition00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Ancajas: Next Manny Pacquiao hasn’t been born yet Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: A night of sports heroesKrizziah Tabora. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTabora was only the sixth bowler to be bestowed the honor following legends like Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Ariane Cerdena, CJ Suarez, and Biboy Rivera, and the first since Rivera in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 26-year-old believes that this distinction could help her bring the public’s interest back to the sport of bowling.“This honor is big not just for me, but for Philippine bowling as well. We’re putting bowling back to the people’s consciousness because of my win and I hope we could continue growing because of all of these,” she said. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Krizziah Lyn Tabora is nothing but grateful for all the accolades coming her way after winning the women’s championship in the 2017 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.“Until now, I can’t believe that I’m one of the awardees. I thought after the World Cup, that’s already the best award I could get, but I’m surprised that I got a prestigious award like this,” she said after being recognized as one of the three Athletes of the Year in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer READ: Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World CupThough Tabora can be seen as this era’s torchbearer, she knows that one victory won’t be enough to cement her legacy. So she remains hungry to continue representing the Philippines in every tournament she joins in, including the Asian Games in August in Indonesia.“We’re preparing for that,” said Tabora, who is aiming to bounce back from her forgettable run in the 2017 World Bowling Championships last December.“There’s always going to be pressure, especially after I won in the Bowling World Cup. I admit that I was pressured in the World Championships and that’s why I wasn’t able to perform. But we’re preparing for the next challenges,” she said. “In bowling, you can’t say who will perform well in any tournament. It’s really unpredictable, so you have to be prepared.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alessio Cerci snubs Manchester City and Everton to sign for Genoa

first_img Alessio Cerci Genoa have completed the loan signing of Alessio Cerci, a former Manchester City and Everton target, from AC Milan.The Italian winger was on City’s radar for some time when Roberto Mancini was in charge but their interest has cooled over the past few years.But Everton had also attempted to bring Cerci to the Premier League before he decided to swap Torino for AC Milan.The 28-year-old’s career has stalled since his move to the San Siro, and he has so far started only 15 Serie A games in two seasons.But he will get more opportunities now he has sealed a move to Genoa.A statement on the club website read: “Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces the signing of Alessio Cerci from AC Milan.“The formula of the deal is a loan.” 1last_img read more

Italian police officer under investigation for manslaughter in death of soccer fan

first_imgAccording to a police statement Sunday, an officer fired two warning shots in the air. But the unidentified officer was quoted as saying by Corriere della Sera on Monday that the second shot went off accidentally. Sandri’s death forced the postponement of two Serie A matches and the suspension of another as clashes erupted in cities including Milan and Bergamo. Enraged by the shooting, rioters smashed windows and hurled stones at police cars. In the Italian capital, violent fans rioted into the night, setting trash bins and police vans on fire. About 40 police officers were injured, ANSA reported. A monitoring body set up by the Interior Ministry as a watchdog for soccer violence announced Monday that large groups of violent fans would be blocked from traveling to certain games and, by March 1, all stadiums with a capacity of more than 7,500 will have to provide match stewards. Last season, a policeman was killed in riots following a game between Palermo and Catania in Sicily. The killing prompted authorities to stiffen security measures in and around soccer stadiums, such as barring some fans from traveling to games seen as posing a security threat. “If I were certain that stopping soccer would eliminate the violence problem, I would sign up right away,” Italy coach Roberto Donadoni said. “I don’t think it’s the time to stop, but to act. And most of all, to avoid making judgments the day after.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We’ll uncover the truth,” said police chief Antonio Manganelli. The policeman who fired the shot was put under investigation by magistrates in Arezzo, a Tuscan town about 125 miles north of Rome where Sandri died. “For now he is under investigation for manslaughter,” Arezzo police chief Vincenzo Giacobbe said, adding that the charges could become more severe. Initial reports said police intervened to stop a scuffle between Sandri’s group of Lazio fans and a group of Juventus fans. Giacobbe indicated Monday that the officer who shot Sandri may have not realized it was a fight between soccer fans. “(The officer) intervened to calm down what appeared to be a fight,” Giacobbe said. “He didn’t know if they were fans. Another thing to clarify is why it was called a fight between fans. We think so, but (the officers on the scene) didn’t know it. They saw with their own eyes that a fight was starting, and banging on a car.” ROME – A police officer was placed under investigation Monday for possible manslaughter in the shooting death of a soccer fan that provoked riots across Italy. Authorities detained four people Monday for taking part in the violence in Rome, where angry fans attacked a police barracks near the stadium and the building housing the Italian Olympic Committee. Gabriele Sandri, a 26-year-old disc jockey from Rome, died after getting hit in the neck by a bullet while sitting in a car. Police said an officer fired shots to disperse a scuffle at a highway rest stop in Tuscany. Police have called the man’s death a “tragic error” and the exact circumstances surrounding it remain unclear. last_img read more


first_imgMilford man Brendan Boyce may not have finished in the medals at the Olympics today but he did Donegal and Ireland proud.The 50k walker smashed his personal best time by more than two minutes to cross the line in a time of 3.55.01.Brendan finished 29th overall and it will provide a great platform for his next appearance in the Olympics – hopefully in Brazil in four years time. The pace was set from a very early stage in what looked like blistering heat around the streets of London.Brendan’s team-mate Rob Heffernan, who recorded a new national record, finished a terrific fourth place just outside the medals.Brendan is expected to come home to Donegal where he is expected to receive a huge welcome.“I was delighted with how I did; I mean I smashed my personal record and finished in the top 30, so I’ve got to be very happy with that,” said the Milford man. Well done Brendan – you did us all proud. BRENDAN SMASHES HIS PERSONAL BEST AS HE DOES DONEGAL AND IRELAND PROUD was last modified: August 12th, 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:50K WalkBrendan BoyceMilfordOlympicslast_img read more

Amazing drone footage of Anfield under the floodlights

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty huge blow changes predicted Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? gameday cracker If there is one thing Liverpool can boast about, it is the Anfield atmosphere.The famous ground, built in 1884 and first occupied by Liverpool eight years later, is widely regarded as one of the best stadiums in the world. Most Read In Premier League latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where does Anfield rank amongst the all-time great stadiums? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? revealed SORRY whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 It takes on an increased reputation – becoming something almost mythical – on those famous European nights under the floodlights.Last season the Reds stunned Manchester City on their home turf, netting three times in the first half to all but knock Pep Guardiola’s side out the Champions League, while Anfield has already played host to a stunner of a match this term, with Liverpool beating Paris Saint-Germain courtesy of an injury-time winner from Roberto Firmino. TOP WORK 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings tense Anfield is a sight to behold when the floodlights flicker into life, and being at the ground for an evening match is an experience for the bucket list.And while cannot provide that service to you, we can bring you some amazing drone footage of Anfield under the floodlights, courtesy of our friends at Dugout.You can watch the stunning video below…last_img read more


first_imgGAA fans across Donegal have been warned that criminal gangs are targeting empty homes and parked cars during the All-Ireland celebrations.Jim McGuinness and his victorious team yesterday began a tour of the county with the Sam Maguire Cup.The celebrations are expected to last days as the team tour all parts of Donegal. The team will today visit Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Killybegs, Ardara, Glenswilly and Letterkenny.Huge crowds turned out to see the team with up to 20,000 packing into The Diamond in Donegal Town for the official homecoming on Monday night. But Donegal’s Garda Crime Prevention officer Paul Wallace has warned fans that pickpockets are operating when crowds gather.He said they have specific Garda intelligence that gangs have moved into the North-West for a number of days to prey on revelers.Sgt Wallace warned “Pickpockets will move and mingle amongst the crowds and will target wallets, purses, handbags and phones. “We are also asking people who are parking cars outside towns and walking into town centres not to leave valuables on show in cars,” he said.Sgt Wallace also asked people to keep an eye on small children in large crowds. FANS WARNED THAT PICKPOCKETS ARE FOLLOWING GAA FANS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 25th, 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:donegalGardaipickpocketslast_img read more

Volleyball Closes Non-Conference Play At WIU

first_imgStory Links vs. WIU Live Stats vs. WIU Live Video DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team concludes its non-conference season with three-games at the Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitationl on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17 in Macomb, Ill. vs. SEMO Live Stats Sophomore Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) recorded 11 aces over the weekend including six in a three-set win over Eastern Illinois. Schofield leads the MVC with 19 aces this season while Pope ranks second with 18 and senior Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) ranks seventh with 14. Drake leads the MVC with 71 aces this season and defensively the Bulldogs have held opponents to an MVC best .155 hitting percentage.center_img The Bulldogs take on Southeast Missouri State and Western Illinois at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, on Friday. Drake concludes the tournament Saturday against Weber State at 2 p.m.  Southeast Missouri State and Western Illinois are both 1-10 so far this season, while Weber State boasts a perfect 6-0 record. The Bulldogs will be looking to defend their Leatherneck Invitational title from last season when the team rattled off four-straight wins to open the 2015 season. Drake enters the tournament with an 8-3 record after taking second at the Eastern Illinois Tournament last weekend. Senior Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) and junior Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa) were named to the all-tournament team as Drake defeated Eastern Illinois and Louisiana Tech before falling to Bowling Green. The Bulldogs’ three losses have come to teams combined for a 20-10 record with two of the losses being via five-set matches. Following the Western Illinois tournament, Drake will open up MVC play with games at Evansville and Southern Illinois on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, respectively.   Print Friendly Version vs. WSU Live Stats last_img read more


first_imgThe success of Harry’s Restaurant in Bridgend is set to be documented in the hit RTE TV show Ear to the Ground which will hit our screens next Tuesday night.The popular long-running rural affairs show will find out what makes Harry’s Restaurant the incredible success it is. Harry’s has become an unlikely destination for foodies all over Britain and Ireland, with its innovative menu of locally sourced food, winning rave reviews and awards.Working with local farmers and fishermen from the Inishowen peninsula, Donal Doherty has turned a family business into a unique food movement.For local farmer John Hamilton, selling into Harrys Restaurant has given him a chance to produce his own free range pigs and cattle.For the fishermen of Greencastle, the most northerly port in the country, the emphasis on fresh caught gurnard and haddock has created a sustainable local market. For Kemal Scarpello, the restaurant has allowed him to start a craft bakery on a family farm in nearby Newtown Cunningham.For chef Derek Creagh, who trained with avant garde celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, Harrys has given him an opportunity to ply his trade in his native county.The restaurant’s success has sparked a cluster of food enterprises in the area.Ella McSweeney visits the border county for a taste of success.Make sure to tune in and see Harry’s Restaurant next Tuesday night on RTE One at 8.30pm. POPULAR DONEGAL RESTAURANT TO APPEAR ON HIT RTE TV SHOW was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ear to the GroundEntertainmentFeaturesHarry’s RestaurantnewsRTETVlast_img read more

MH370: Could debris be on WA’s south-west coast?

first_imgMalaysia has asked for help from around the rim of the Southern Indian Ocean, including WA’s south-west coast, to find possible debris from MH370 but urged caution after several false leads. Yesterday the Charitha Pattiaratchi, Professor of Coastal Oceanography at the University of Western Australia reiterated that the current modelling indicated that debris from MH370 could have washed up on the south-west coast of WA. Missing ID plate delays identificationWorld’s Safest Airlines “Computer modelling predicts that debris from MH370 have the possibility of washing ashore along the south-west coast of Australia.”That modelling shows that debris could have also washed up as far as South Australia and Tasmania. However it is unknown how much possible debris there would be still floating from the loss of MH370.Searchers are currently looking for MH370 1800km to the west and south of Perth, Western Australia in a 120,000sq km search zone.In April last year a piece of debris was found on a beach 10km east of Augusta in Western Australia but it was from a light plane. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told the AFP that civil aviation authorities were reaching out to their counterparts in other Indian Ocean territories to be on the lookout for further debris that could provide “more clues to the missing aircraft”.However he said that Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation was contacting authorities urging them to allow experts “to conduct more substantive analysis should there be more debris coming on to land, providing us more clues to the missing aircraft”.“I urge all parties to allow this crucial investigation process to take its course. I reiterate this is for the sake of the next of kin of the loved ones of MH370 who would be anxiously awaiting news and have suffered much over this time,” Mr Liow told AFP. “We will make an announcement once the verification process has been completed.”On Sunday the UK SkyNews reported that a very small aircraft door or panel had been discovered but it turned out to be part of a ladder.Separately Mr Liow confirmed in an official statement that the flaperon found last week on Reunion Island had been “officially identified” as from a Boeing 777.That verification came from the joint investigative team of Boeing, the US National Transportation Safety Board, Malaysian and French authorities set up to establish the origins of the flaperon.A key identification tag that would link the flaperon immediately to a particular aircraft is missing so a more forensic investigation is required.Confirmation of what aircraft it belongs to is expected Thursday.last_img read more