“This is another opportunity for our players to showcase their skills as well as play themselves into the national teams. After the sterling performance of Aruna Quadri at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it is clear to us that with more efforts we can produce more Quadris that will stun the world.“This national championship is another platform that our players have to prove their mettle and we are set to ensure that it is of high standard. Also, we are adding that para events in order to give more of the special athletes to exhibit their talents so that we can have more of them making it to the Paralympic Games,” Peters said.Peters, who was one of the umpires that handled proceedings at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games said that that deadline of registration of teams and players for the championship is scheduled for October 31while the championship holds on November 15 to 19.President of NTTF, Wahid Oshodi stressed that the tournament is meant to complement efforts being made by the federation to unearth talents as well as engage the players in order to keep them active for major competitions.“The tournament is meant to complement our efforts at ensuring the players are in top shape at all times. The federation is also seeking the next generation of national team players at both senior and junior levels.“We must have players ready to challenge and take over from the likes of Segun Toriola. Our junior team has done exceedingly well over the last couple of years but we have discovered new very young players at our U-16 League and during the Premier Lotto Nigeria Open and this will be another opportunity for our coaches to assess them.“We need to keep the players busy. We still have a busy schedule after the Olympics till the end of the year with the African Senior Championships, World Junior Championships, Clubs League, second phase of the U-16 League and the President’s Cup. So we must continue our development and ensure we have programmes to develop our players, coaches, administrators and umpires,” the NTTF boss said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Hundreds of players across the country are expected to battle for the 18 titles at stake in the maiden Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships scheduled for November.Also, table tennis action will return to the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos as the venue will host the six-day championship expected to throw up talents for the country.Senior, junior, cadet, para and veteran athletes are expected to compete for the diadems at stake at the championships.According to the Tournament Director, John Peters, singles and doubles events would be part of the tournament while singles events will be the major focus in all the categories.
USC faced Long Beach State and Grand Canyon in a double-header on Tuesday, winning each matchup 3-2.Freshman Tina Graudina returns a shot at the net. Ling Luo | Daily TrojanBefore they took on 6th-ranked Long Beach State at Merle Norman Stadium, the team celebrated Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer’s Senior Day. Playing extensively at the fifth court for the past few years, Kremer and Belton’s contributions were crucial to USC’s national championship runs.“Jo and Jenna carried us to three national championships,” head coach Anna Collier said. “They were our rock, and every time we won a big major event, they won. It’s really sad to see them go. They were really the foundation of what we had for the last four years.”The matches opened up with Belton and freshman Maja Kaiser taking on Long Beach State’s Zoi Konstantopoulou and Nicci Reinking on the fourth court.Konstantopoulou and Reinking went up early over Belton and Kaiser, going up by as much as 7-16 before taking the first set 11-21. Konstantopoulou and Reinking would go on a 13-7 run the rest of the way to earn Long Beach State’s first point of the evening.Looking to tie the dual, USC turned to graduate transfer Alexandra Poletto and freshman Haley Hallgren, who took on Hannah Matt and Marisa Ramsey. In the first set, Poletto’s height proved to be a difference maker as she blocked many of Matt and Ramsey’s efforts to score and led to a 21-16 win in the opener.In the second set, Poletto and Hallgren had the game on the brink with a 20-19 lead before Matt and Ramsey went on a 3-0 run to steal the set. In the decisive third set, Matt and Ramsey came out aggressively, taking a 7-10 lead. However, after a timeout, Poletto and Hallgren would go on an 8-3 run of their own to take the point.Looking to bounce back from a 1-3 record in last weekend Pac-12 North Invitational, sophomores Joy Dennis and Cammie Dorn battling Megan Kruidof and Rachel Nieto were locked in early on and kept the match tight at 13-15 as a timeout was called. After the break, Dennis and Dorn were shutout, dropping the set 13-21. The two then went on to lose the second set 8-21, and Long Beach State claimed their second point.On the third court, USC’s pair of junior Terese Cannon and freshman Sammy Slater took an early lead over Kristyna Adamcikova and Hailey Harward in the 1st set. They then crushed the Long Beach State duo winning the set 21-9. The second set was more competitive, but Adamcikova and Harward were unable to solve Cannon and Slater’s defense, losing 21-15 and tying the dual for USC.Despite powerful shots from freshman Tina Graudina and junior Abril Bustamante on the first Court, Long Beach State’s Nele Barber and Sasha Karelov responded well on the first court, leading up to a 17-17 tie late in the first set. Eventually Graudina and Bustamante’s onslaught proved too much too handle as a few costly errors from Karelov and Barber gave USC the first set 21-18. It was the same story in set two, as Karelov and Barber were unable to match Graudina and Bustamante’s power and the match ended in a win for the Trojans. After the 3-2 win against Long Beach State, USC took on No. 16 Grand Canyon.Poletto and Hallgren played Grand Canyon’s Jessica Clark and Jamie Walsh. The match started unevenly for USC’s fifth pair, falling behind early 2-8 and eventually losing in the first set. Despite responding well in the second set, Clark’s and Walsh’s crafty shots would prove to be too much too handle and USC conceded the second set 20-22, giving Grand Canyon the first points of the dual.On court four, Belton and Kaiser looked to bring USC back against Katie Pyles and Madi Relaz. Kaiser and Belton went up 13-8 early in the first set and never looked back. In the second set, Belton and Kaiser fought back from a deficit to take an 18-15 lead, and Kaiser would score the next 4 points to tie up the dual for USC.On the first and second court, Graudina and Bustamante, and Cannon and Slater both took care of business as usual to seal the win for USC. With the dual already decided, Grand Canyon’s Natalie Honzovicova and Katie Sarber defeated the struggling Dennis and Dorn 21-17, 21-16.Along with the matches’ importance for the standings, the two wins were also crucial for the Trojans’ mindset moving forward.“These were must-wins for us,” Belton said. “Today was big because both matches that we won were huge team wins. Different people won at different spots and that’s what it’s about at the end of the day.”The Women of Troy will have about a week and half to prepare for the Pac-12 Tournament beginning next Thursday at Stanford.
Sebastien Squillaci was the unlikely hero as Arsenal beat Stoke to move to within one point of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table.But the win was tarnished by concern over captain Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott, who both came off injured.Walcott had already hit the post before defender Squillaci headed home Nicklas Bendtner’s cross to put Arsenal ahead.Stoke improved and Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny denied John Carew before Robert Huth headed over the bar.Arsenal’s delight at moving into United’s slipstream will be tempered by worry over Fabregas and Walcott.Fabregas will have his hamstring injury assessed on Thursday morning but Walcott’s ankle sprain has already ruled him out of playing in Sunday’s Carling Cup final against Birmingham at Wembley. With the Gunners fighting for trophies on four fronts, manager Arsene Wenger can ill afford to lose two of his key players at such a crucial stage of the season.The injuries came in each half of the first meeting between the sides since Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey broke his leg in a tackle from Stoke centre-back Ryan Shawcross.But on this occasion, the injuries occurred in fairly innocuous circumstances, with Fabregas feeling a tweak off the ball and being withdrawn as a precaution, and Walcott twisting his ankle in the turf as he fell under a challenge from Dean Whitehead.It had not taken long for Fabregas and Walcott to demonstrate exactly whey they are so important to the north Londoners.With a minute gone, Jack Wilshere dribbled past two defenders and found Fabregas, whose through ball picked out Walcott well inside the box, but the England winger’s close-range shot cannoned back off the far post. The home side were rampant and Walcott had two more opportunities to score before Squillaci gave them the lead in the eighth minute.A Wilshere corner passed through to Bendtner at the far post and the Dane controlled the ball before teeing up Squillaci for the most straightforward of headers.The loss of Fabregas, who was replaced by Andrey Arshavin after 14 minutes, seemed to have a negative effect on Arsenal’s players, their attacks lacking finesse and tending to peter out with a misplaced pass on the edge of the visitors’ box.With the Gunners monopolising possession, Szczesny might as well have been sat at home with a pipe and slippers. But, when he was finally called upon, he displayed the reactions and agility that have made him Arsenal’s undisputed number one this season.A Stoke long ball was headed back by Jon Walters for Carew, whose powerful first-time drive was palmed away by the Pole as he dived full-stretch to his right. Perhaps sensing vulnerability in Arsenal, the visitors started the second-half on the front foot and came close to equalising when Shawcross – captaining Stoke almost exactly a year after the Ramsey incident- met Jermaine Pennant’s cross with a header that was deflected over the bar by Johan Djourou.Shortly afterwards, Szczesny was beaten to a Rory Delap long throw by Huth but the German centre-half’s header sailed over the bar.At the other end, Arshavin jinked past Shawcross before pulling the ball back for Walcott, who sliced wide under pressure from Huth.Following the England wideman’s withdrawal, Stoke continued to press for an equaliser and Pennant came agonisingly close with a free-kick that floated past the post.But the visitors could not conjure a breakthrough and eventually succumbed to their fifth away league defeat in a row. Credit: BBC
I DID IT—Alyssa Wise of Washington High School gets a hug from her coach after she won the100 meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational. Wise,one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL is a Pitt recruit. (Photos by William McBride)CLOSE RACE—Alyssa Wise, right, of Washington edged out Jasmine Jones of Hempfield to win the100 meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational.MONTAE NICHOLSON, Gateway, had a leap of 24′ 3.5 ” to win the Long Jump event at the Baldwin Invitational, Nicholson also won Gold in the 110 meter hurdlesDEILONA DE VAUGHN of West Mifflin won the Gold Medal in the Discus event with a throw of 129′ 8″ and won the Bronze Medal in the Shot Put event at the Baldwin Invitational
HUNTSVILLE – The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf championship field was announced on Wednesday afternoon with the Sam Houston State Bearkats being sent to Norman, Okla. for the regional tournament.The 54-hole tournament will be conducted May 14-16 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on the University of Oklahoma campus. It is one of six regional destinations as a precursor to the NCAA Championships, which will also be held in Oklahoma at Karsten Creek in Stillwater. “Well, we are excited. It’s the kind of golf we play,” Bearkat head coach Brandt Kieschnick said after the selection show. “It’s going to be windy and we are used to Bermuda. I was able to play there in college, so I feel like I know the course a little bit. But we would’ve played anywhere. We’re ready to go compete and we’re ready to have a chance to win.”The Bearkats are the No. 11 seed in the regional, a 14-team pool that also includes five individual medalists. The Sooners come in as the top seed in the regional, along with No. 2 Auburn, No. 3 Arkansas and No. 4 Florida State.Also in the field (in seeded order) are North Florida, Pepperdine, BYU, Virginia, San Diego State, Nevada, UMKC, Navy and Prairie View.“We see these guys all year. These are some great teams and we embrace that competition,” Kieschnick said. “We like to play against the best and we want to beat the best. Our guys want that and definitely respect the teams, but they know our good golf is as good as any.”The week will include 18 holes each day with the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams advancing to the NCAA Championships.“Our first thought was the wind, and we like wind,” Kieschnick said. “We think wind can separate and we like difficult, and it’s something we are used to. We play it in Texas, we played in it at conference. And we seem to play well in the wind each time we play.”Sam Houston earned its way into the field with a win at the Southland Conference Tournament at Stonebridge in McKinney and will be making their third appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The previous appearances came in 2014 (Auburn, Ala.) and 2015 (Bremerton, Wash.).“We met today and we are not going to make anything complex. We do the same things every day. We are back to the grind and did drills today and competed yesterday. So, we’re not going to make this bigger than it is. We’re just going to do the same stuff and get better at it. We’ve had a chance to win our last four tournaments and won two of them, and we have another chance here.”
Farah added spice to his new side’s NRL season-opener against the Tigers by making it clear there was still lingering resentment between him and coach Jason Taylor.Addressing his tumultuous exit from Concord for the first time, he described his time under Taylor as “unhappy.”He had a chance to publicly extend an olive branch to Taylor, who won a power struggle to force out the NSW State of Origin rake, however refused to comment on their relationship.”I’m not going to talk about that, to be honest that’s in the past,” Farah said.Asked if there were hard feelings between him and Taylor, Farah again knocked back the chance to bridge the chasm, saying: “Again, I don’t want to talk about what happened there at the Tigers last year.”He said after two-and-a-half years of a very public showdown with Taylor and Tigers management, it was now clear a fresh start was what he sorely needed.As a Wests Tigers life member, premiership winner and former captain, Farah found it difficult to leave the club he had debuted for as a 19-year-old.”Last year was very difficult, 18 months before that was difficult too,” Farah said.”It wasn’t a happy environment for me so the time came I knew I had to move on.”From day one Souths were the club that really pursued me, guys like Sammy Burgess and Greg Inglis really went out of their way to make me feel welcome.”With what went on last year, and you kind of feel unwanted, you get the opposite end of the scale where you have the calibre of guys like Burgess and Inglis trying to convince you why they want you at their club. It was a really easy decision.”It sets up a Round 1 showdown between Farah and his Rabbitohs against the Tigers.Not only will it double as his first NRL appearance in his new colours, it promises to be imbued with a little bit of feeling.”I pencilled Round 1 in my diary because it’s going to be my first game for the club,” Farah said.”It makes it pretty easy and you’re making your debut for your club and it is going to be against my old club. That was going to happen, whether it be Round 1 or further down the track.”I’ve been around long enough and professional enough to treat it as just another game.”Winning’s going to give us two points, it’s not going to give me four competition points or six competition points. It’s not going to guarantee we’re going to win a grand final in October.”
Information collected in the ORF tv survey. The election permits Van der Bellen to carry the Presidency of the State for the subsequent six years, renewable as soon as for one other six.The far right admits defeatThe marketing campaign of the Austrian ultra-right chief, Norbert Hofer, has acknowledged his defeat in the Austrian presidential elections held this Sunday, minutes after the knowledge of various projections got here out. “I really feel extraordinarily unhappy,” he stated in his Fb account. “I ask all Austrians to stay united and work collectively,” stated the politician of the Freedom Occasion (FPÖ). He already misplaced the second spherical held in Could, which was later canceled on account of irregularities in the rely.“I congratulate Alexander Van der Bellen for his victory and name on all Austrians to be supportive and work collectively,” stated Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the Austrian Freedom Occasion (FPÖ), in a message posted on his account. Fb.The previous college professor, who offered himself as an unbiased, has achieved in a number of constituencies an enchancment of a number of factors in comparison with the second spherical held in Could, in response to partial outcomes which have begun to be revealed since 17 hours.Alexander Van der Bellen received that last duel by simply over 31,000 votes, at the finish of the scrutiny of the ballots obtained by mail.A symbolic costThough the position of the head of state in Austria is basically protocol, Norbert Hofer and the FPÖ needed that symbolic success for the populist aspect, six months after Brexit and one month after Donald Trump’s victory in the United States.The far-right social gathering hoped to ascertain its presence in the Austrian political panorama and remodel these elections right into a springboard to the govt department of the nation, in the perspective of the legislative deliberate as late for 2018. The feminine vote has been decisive in transferring the Austrian Presidency away from the extreme right. In response to the survey carried out by ORF public tv, 62% of Austrian ladies voted for the Europeanist and environmentalist candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, in contrast with 38% who did so for the chief of the far-right Norbert Hofer.The vote of ladies was very completely different from that of males. In response to the identical supply, 56% of them selected Norbert Hofer, chief of the extreme right in opposition to 44%, who most popular to vote for the European candidate. Van der Bellen’s win with benefitWith 78% of the scrutiny carried out, the unbiased Alexander Van der Bellen has received the Austrian presidential elections with 53.3% of the votes, in comparison with 46.7% of his rival. Norbert Hofer, candidate of the extreme right, has acknowledged defeat. The followers of Van der Bellen, who in the previous was the chief of the greens, have reacted with pleasure in the middle the place they’re gathered in Vienna. The choice of the Austrians has been confirmed sooner than anticipated. The specialists anticipated a a lot tighter end result and had the last knowledge on Monday and even Tuesday.
Weather: Good Track: DirtRace 1 1820 M (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&3YO-REST.STAKES*1. #6 MARVELLOUS MARVA OMullings 52.0 $83.002. #3 SILENCE AntThomas3 50.0 1-1/4L3. #1 FRANCIA’S PRIDE SBlake 52.0 8L4. #4 CONCLUSION AndrePowell3 53.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #5 EL GATOFinal Time : 2:00.1 Splits : 29.3, 56.2, 1:20.4, 1:46.2Winner : 4yo gr filly – ADORE THE GOLD – RUNAWAY JULIETrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $92.00 Ex: $147.00Trifecta: $48.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NW SINCE 06/01/2017-FILLIES & MARES*1. #4 CLEARLY OURS BebHarvey2 53.0 $86.00 $60.002. #2 YOUR EMISSARY JInnis2 48.0 8L $158.003. #7 MAGIC CITY MWard3 52.0 3/4L $119.004. #6 SOJOURNER TRUTH SBlake 55.0 6LFinal Time : 1:02.4 Splits : 24.0, 49.1Winner : 7yo b mare – STORM CRAFT – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : MARLON ANDERSON Owner : RAMPAGEBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $306.00 Ex: $656.00D/E: $157.00Superfecta: $1,990.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $680,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)1. #6 ZEPHYR PWilliams 52.5 $149.00 $99.002. #3 LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 53.0 3-1/4L $112.003. #1 MISTER BONES AndreePowell3 48.0 2L $226.004. #4 NUCLEAR WARNING OEdwards2 51.0 1-1/2LFinal Time : 1:06.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $325.00 Ex: $738.00D/E: $534.00Trifecta: $872.00Rolling Triple: $630.00Race 4 1800 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #7 SUBBIE BebHarvey2 54.0 $77.00 $50.002. #3 E.J. MAKIT OMullings 55.0 3-3/4L $50.003. #1 MUSKETOON LSteadman* 56.0 5-1/2L $50.004. #2 BLOOD SONG AChatrie 54.0 7-1/2Final Time : 1:56.2 Splits : 24.1, 49.2, 1:14.2, 1:41.2Winner : 3yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – ANNATrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner: S.A.S. SYNDICATEBred by STAFFORD A. SUBRATIEQu: $216.00 Ex: $358.00D/E: $428.00Superfecta: $241.00Rolling Triple: $1,164.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #4 STORMING FLYER OWalker 54.0 $66.00 $58.001. #9 PATCH CBudhai 55.0 $66.00 $53.00 Dead Heat3. #2 SURE STEP AntThomas3 54.0 1-3/4L $58.004. #5 CATCH THE FLIGHT OMullings 55.0 9LFinal Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.0Winner : 4yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – LADY LYDIATrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner: GORDON LEWISBred by HENRY MILLERQu: $89.00 Ex: $119.00 (9-4) $88.00D/E: $178.00 (7-9) $56.00Superfecta: $247.00 (9-4-2-5) $132.00Rolling Triple: $533.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. #6 CRUISING MOTION AChatrie 52.0 25/1 $1311.00 $237.002. #2 SIEMPRE BUENO AGray4 52.0 3/4L $274.00*3. #10 FIFTYONESTORM OWalker 53.0 2-3/4L $63.004. #4 GOLD MEMBER DDawkins2 51.0 Neck5. #5 SCOOP JORDYNE JErwin 54.0 1-3/4LFinal Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 22.3, 46.0, ,Winner : 4yo colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – TOTAL MOTIONTrainer : RAY PHILLIPS Owner : PAUL WILLIAMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $8,486.00 Ex: $28,564.00D/E: $1,312.00 (9-6) $1,690.00Trifecta: $10,048.00Hi-5: $363,412.00Rolling Triple: $4,062.00Pick-4: $18,420.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $13,556.10 (6 OF 6)Race 7 1200 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. #7 MEMORY OF TS AChatrie 52.0 $132.00 $58.002. #2 LIGHT BRIGADE RHalledeen 57.0 3/4L $64.003. #6 ARGUMENT DONE OFoster 55.0 1-1/4L $72.004. #8 SIR LEYLAND HALL SEllis 54.0 3LFinal Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 4yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – SAFE LANDINGTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : CUDSBred by COURTNEY WALSHQu: $191.00 Ex: $386.00D/E: $2,871.00Superfecta: $390.00Rolling Triple: $7,648.00Race 8 1600 M (Purse $620,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #3 CUP O TEA DDawkins2 54.0 $231.00 $65.00*2. #1 BIG BLACK NATION SEllis 56.0 1L $59.003. #5 ZEEGAR AChatrie 56.0 3-3/4L $329.004. #12 TOP EAGLE RHalledeen 53.0 Nose5. #2 PIANO MAN LSteadman* 53.0 2LFinal Time : 1:42.4 Splits : 24.2, 48.0, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – TAQARUB – EXCHANGE ONLYTrainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by LAURENCE HEFFESQu: $308.00 Ex: $793.00D/E: $452.00Trifecta: $3,439.00Hi-5 carry-over : $146,159.00Rolling Triple: $22,724.00PlacePot 8: $3,537.00 (8 OF 8)G.A. “SARGE” BUCKNOR MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #12 ROYAL ASSAULT LSteadman* 56.0 $141.00 $62.00*2. #10 DANCING QUEEN PWilliams 51.5 2-1/2L $62.003. #6 ACTION MAN WHenry 51.0 1/2L $166.004. #7 FORCE DE JOUR RMcNaughton 55.0 Nose5. #9 VISION JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4LFinal Time : 0:58.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner: DEBORAH NUNES-BOORMAN & TARA NUNES & S.NARINESINGH & E. HALOUTEBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $148.00 Ex: $305.00D/E: $630.00Trifecta: $659.00Hi-5: $10,090.50Rolling Triple: $1,665.00Race 10 1600 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #10 SHELLIAN GREY AChatrie 54.0 $1442.00 $196.00*2. #12 MEET JUSTIN SEllis 57.0 5L $67.003. #3 MONEYNEVERSLEEP RWilson 55.0 1/2L $59.004. #8 CHIEF SECRETARIAT JErwin 55.0 7-1/2L5. #11 MR. THEOPHILUS DDawkins2 52.0 1-3/4LJF #6 TROPICALDEPRESSION LSteadman* 57.0Final Time : 1:44.0 Splits : 25.0, 49.0, 1:15.2Winner : 6yo rn filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – PRINCESS LUETrainer : CLIFTON MCLISH Owner : STANLEY LINDSAYBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNNOTE: HORSE #7 JUNIOR DON PASSED THE POST IN 13TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED OUT OF THE RACE.Qu: $1,648.00 Ex: $6,288.00D/E: $2,634.00Trifecta: $4,479.00Hi-5 Carry-over: $202,554.95Rolling Triple: $31,435.00Pick-4: $45,872.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $398,326.50 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $12,267.50 (8 OF 9); $156.00 (7 OF 9)Carry-over : $1,299,114.60
As the ongoing saga between members of the two political entities of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) continues, the nation’s national pledge has been caught up in the dispute. In an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, Region Five Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal disclosed that last Thursday’s RDC meeting was disrupted once again.A section of the gathering at last Thursday’s disrupted meetingHe told this publication that only the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillors, along with newly appointed Regional Executive Officer, Ovind Morrinson and his staff, stood for the recital of the national pledge.“For the national pledge, all of the Councillors of the PPP were standing there, the recently appointed REO and his staff stood up and they had recited the national pledge while Councillors from the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC remain seated so they disrespected the national pledge,” the Chairman pointed out.“Mr Morrison had attended his first statutory meeting there. I had introduced him, I had welcomed him to the region and I had given him the opportunity to address the Council; however, the Councillors continued with their disrespectful behaviour and did not allow him although he was standing on the floor, and had entered his presentation but because of their disrespectfulness, he had to discontinue,” the Chairman expressed further.Ramphal opined that it is the duty of all citizens to honour the pledge.“They are more disrespectful now because every individual of this land should respect the pledge of this land despite their political affiliation, religion or race… they should have stood at the time when the national pledge was recited,” Ramphal surmised.He also indicated that he then asked to be excused and gave way for the Regional Vice Chairman, Rion Peters, to continue the meeting, but he was also disallowed from presiding.Guyana Times has learnt that the new REO had expected the meeting to move forward as he reportedly stated his intention to work with the RDC to advance the work of the region.Earlier this month, Ramphal had contended that because of the lack of monthly statutory meetings, there was a lack of transparency with regard to the RDC’s financial operations. He had stated that the lack of meetings was also affecting the degree to which there could be effective monitoring of projects that were awarded and he had made calls for former REO, Roderick Edinboro, to be clear on the region’s financial records.The issue that has led to the constant disruption of RDC meetings, stemmed from Councillors of the APNU/AFC demanding an apology from the Chairman, premised on claims that Ramphal had disrespected President David Granger by not showing up for an event on January 15, where the President commissioned two buses under the then Three ‘Bs’ initiative.Ramphal has however argued that he was never invited to the event, and as such, there was no need to apologise.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo late last month expressed that Government should condemn what he described as “thuggery” at the Region Five RDC.“President Granger, who talks a lot about social cohesion and allowing local government organs to work, should look at what his Government is doing,” Jagdeo had pointed out.
Crews are making good progress and the fire containment is now estimated at 80%. Crews will continue to mop up and eliminate hot spots on the northern flank. Due to improved weather conditions today, crews are able to work in their designated sites. Crews continue to mop up and secure contained perimeter to 200ft, as well patrol and eliminate hot spots.Halfway River Fire – 5,800 hectaresThis fire is being added as a fire of note due to its visibility from nearby communities. Due to a shift in wind, smoke may be visible in the community of Hudson’s Hope. The fire perimeter has not moved closer to the community. The fire is 50 per cent contained. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Rain, snow and cooler temperatures have helped firefighters in the B.C. Peace.With some areas receiving up to 10 cm of snow on Friday, crews have been working to take advantage of the change in weather. The Beatton Airport Road fire is now estimated to be 80 per cent contained, the Halfway River fire is 50 per cent contained, while the Siphon Creek fire is 40 per cent contained.Below is the latest information on each major fire in the Peace Region.Siphon Creek Fire – 85,300 hectares- Advertisement -Approximately 10 cm of snow was observed at camp Friday. Helicopters were unable to fly due to poor visibility and winter conditions during that time.With the improved weather conditions Saturday, crews are able to work in their designated sites. Firefighters continue to mop-up 100 feet in from the perimeter along the western flank, establish guard, and danger tree assess. Unsettled weather conditions are anticipated for the rest of the week.Beaten Airport Road Fire – 15,460 hectaresThis fire is 45 kilometres north of the city of Fort St. John. Advertisement