CHROME CAPTURES FANS’ FANCY IN SAN ANTONIOHOLLENDORFER: SAN ANTONIO A ‘RIDER’S RACE’BAFFERT ON OUTSIDE WITH DORTMUND IN LEWISAMERICAN PHAROAH CONSIDERED FOR SAN FELIPE VAN DYKE STRONGER SANS WEIGHT ALLOWANCEHECTOR PALMA: FROM MEXICO TO MOUNTAIN TOP Mark Casse3465418%$545,520 Corey Nakatani6398814%$515,350 Joseph Talamo10412121512%$896,334 Mark Glatt3858613%$288,574 FINISH LINES: PromisingCalifornia-bred 3-year-old Acceptance, who suffered hisfirst defeat when finishing fourth as the 1-2 favorite in the California Cup Derby on Jan. 24, has been turned out at the Old English Rancho in Sanger. “He left today,” said Kenny Black, assistant to trainer Don Warren. “He’ll be freshened to deal with some shin issues.” . . . Agent Ron Anderson reports that Joel Rosario will return to Santa Anita on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 16, to ride Matriarch winner La Tia for trainer Armando De la cerda in the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf . . . Trainer Peter Eurton has Betty’s Bambino pointed to the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes on the hillside turf course Feb. 21, and Kobe’s Back ticketed for the Grade II San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs on March 7 . . . Agent Tony Matos has booked Corey Nakatani on Mr. Z for D. Wayne Lukas in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Presidents’ Day . . . Flavien Prat rides Minks Aprise for Jerry Hollendorfer in the $75,000 Sweet Life Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf next Saturday, Feb. 14, agent Derek Lawson said . . . HRTV analyst Michelle Yu will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Sunday in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Apprentice jockey Gonzalo Nicolas has been suspended three racing days(Feb. 15, 16 and 20) for causing interference on Master Master in Sunday’s fourth race. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Drayden Van Dyke9911131611%$656,626 GOOD RIDERS MAKE GOOD DECISIONS: HOLLENDORFERJerry Hollendorfer manages his vast operation with clock-like precision. You don’t approach 7,000 career victories steering a slapdash ship.That said, the Hall of Fame trainer is known to give a word of advice to his riders before giving them a leg up in a race, not that it always matters once the gates open (see the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic).That’s why Hollendorfer employs the best jockeys he can get, among them Hall of Fame great Mike Smith, who will be aboard once-beaten Shared Belief in the San Antonio Stakes.“It’s a rider’s race,” Hollendorfer said Friday morning, as the San Antonio countdown began in earnest. “That’s why you use good riders like Mike Smith and Russell Baze, so they can make good decisions.“In a race like the San Antonio, everyone knows they are all good horses. You devise a basic plan before the race, but that’s about all you can do.”Shared Belief galloped on Santa Anita’s main track at 7 a.m. Friday morning in a picturesque setting and under ideal conditions. Hollendorfer said the gelding’s last work (four furlongs in 50.80 at Golden Gate Tuesday) “was just what we wanted. A nice, easy blowout.”As to running against California Chrome and his long-time friend, Art Sherman, Hollendorfer was looking forward to it. “We’re always happy to run in a big race,” he said. “Hopefully, it will be a great race for the fans and a great race for both horses.” Peter Miller681316619%$756,240 Gary Stevens4595720%$617,992 DORTMUND MAKES 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN LEWISFor a guy who has been “living on the rail,” Bob Baffert got a breather with Dortmund, the unbeaten colt who makes his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes, which offers 17 qualifying points to the Kentucky Derby, 10 to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third horse and one to the fourth.“Well, he’s going to be wide the whole way,” Baffert said of the chestnut son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown owned by Kaleem Shah.Not necessarily. On paper, there doesn’t appear to be that much speed inside him in the field of six going a mile and a sixteenth.The Robert B. Lewis lineup: Tizcano, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Sebastian’s Heart, Agapito Delgadillo, 30-1; Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Firing Line, Gary Stevens, 7-5; and Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 4-5. James Cassidy3255616%$193,610 Peter Eurton3884721%$364,508 Elvis Trujillo1021214912%$804,026 (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 5) Rafael Bejarano12029211824%$1,421,394 Martin Garcia57812714%$820,050 JOURNEYMAN VAN DYKE EYES SAN MARCOS WINDrayden Van Dyke lost the bug but not his confidence or ability.The 20-year-old riding star, who surrendered his five-pound apprentice allowance on Jan. 20 and has been riding as a full-fledged journeyman since, has maintained his place among Santa Anita’s leading riders and has no intention of losing it.“I had a good first week once I lost the allowance,” Van Dyke said during a rare lull on another busy work day. Through 25 racing days, Van Dyke, who tacks 111 pounds and is represented by agent Sarah Wolfe, had 11 wins, 13 seconds and 16 thirds. His mounts have earned $656,626.“I had my first winner (as a journeyman) my first ride back, which was really cool to do. I’m riding the same. If anything, I’ll ride better because I’ll be stronger and weigh a little more.“I just have to get the better horses, that’s all.”One such horse is Patrioticandproud, a 6-year-old Pennsylvania-bred gelding he rides in Saturday’s Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf.Trained by Mark Casse, Patrioticandproud rallied for second, beaten only a length by Finnegans Wake last out in the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes. In the race prior, Finnegans Wake again got the better of Patrioticandproud, winning by a neck in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup.“Finnegans Wake got the jump on me in that race,” Van Dyke said of the San Gabriel. “In fact, my horse’s last two races were pretty much the same. If we can get the jump on Finnegans Wake and a better trip this time, I think I can beat him.”The field for the San Marcos: Finnegans Wake, Victor Espinoza, 5-2; Patrioticandproud, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Majestic Harbor, Mike Smith, 8-1; Power Ped, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Little Jerry, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Diamond Bachelor, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Dynamic Sky, Corey Nakatani, 3-1; and Power Foot, Kieren Fallon, 8-1.Quadrivium was scratched. AMERICAN PHAROAH COULD MAKE 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN SAN FELIPEAmerican Pharoah, who on Monday had his first published workout since last Oct. 26, prior to missing the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 due to a suspensory-related injury, is a candidate for the San Felipe Stakes on March 7, Bob Baffert said.“Either that or the Rebel,” Baffert said of the Eclipse Award winner as leading 2-year-old male of 2014. “He looks good. He’ll come around quick. We have the Rebel, and the San Felipe. If all goes well, he’ll be in one of those.”The Rebel will be run at 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park March 14. The Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe at 1 1/16 miles will be run at Santa Anita March 7.American Pharoah was 12-1 in Pool 2 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager which opened at 9 a.m. Pacific Time today. Fernando Perez9099710%$377,204 Carla Gaines2353122%$290,865 Doug O’Neill6787912%$420,136 HORSEMEN, HORSE PLAYERS ON EDGE FOR SAN ANTONIOThe San Antonio has captured the fancy of the whole of racing, California Chrome trainer Art Sherman included.“I think you’ll see a lot of people at Santa Anita Saturday,” the 77-year-old said. “Being Horse of the Year now and being as popular as he is here in California, I think you’ll see one of the biggest crowds you’ve seen at Santa Anita in a long time.“My good friend’s horse, Shared Belief, is in there and he’s a good horse. I’m very excited to hook up again. It’s an old-timer’s thing with me and him (Jerry Hollendorfer).”As the colt’s regular rider, Victor Espinoza is a charter member of the California Chrome Fan Club. “I’m very excited,” he said. “For once, I have a good post. I’m really looking forward to it. I think it will be an exciting race for California Chrome and a good day for racing. The race isn’t that easy, but California Chrome is doing good, and we’ll see what happens.“I know there are a couple tough horses in there. Shared Belief is an amazing horse, but I have a lot of confidence in California Chrome.”Suggested there would be less pressure on Chrome than there was last year during his Triple Crown run and pursuit of Horse of the Year honors, which he ultimately won, Espinoza had a refreshing take.“Now,” he said, “I have to ride him like Horse of the Year.”Regarding strategy, California Chrome should be forwardly placed early on from his No. 8 post position“He’s got enough tactical speed but he’ll get out and get over,” said Alan Sherman, Art’s son and assistant.Alpha Bird, 30-1 on Jon White’s morning line, is just outside California Chrome in post nine and has been on the lead virtually from start to finish in four of his five starts, although his class is unproven since the San Antonio is his first stakes start.“There are a couple of horses in there that probably shouldn’t be,” Alan Sherman said. “But our horse is doing good and we’re looking forward to starting the New Year.”The San Antonio field: Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; You Know I Know, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Imperative, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Shared Belief, Mike Smith, 7-5; Clubhouse Ride, Aaron Gryder, 30-1; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 20-1; California Chrome, Victor Espinoza, 6-5; and Alfa Bird, Tyler Baze, 30-1.The San Antonio, with an approximate post time of 4 p.m., will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1. John Sadler52581010%$359,432 Jerry Hollendorfer8117111021%$1,545,334 Flavien Prat5172614%$295,830 Philip D’Amato3658614%$319,190 Bob Baffert46811717%$919,118 Tyler Baze11914111612%$913,344 Victor Espinoza751414819%$801,470 Richard Baltas2853318%$163,528 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Smith561211921%$917,121 Martin Pedroza831015612%$395,170 Kent Desormeaux851914922%$1,103,992 Richard Mandella2653519%$234,000 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won HECTOR PALMA GOING STRONG AT AGE 77When it comes to winning races, there is no wasted motion with Hector Palma.Through 25 racing days at Santa Anita, the 77-year-old trainer had five wins and two seconds from 12 starts, a sparkling 42 percent average, not too shabby for a barn of 25 horses.Palma hopes to enhance his norm with The Mad Hungarian, 9-5 morning line favorite in today’s second race, but win or lose, he’ll take it in stride.“The key in this game is having the right horses,” said Palma, who owns the speedy son of Dixie Chatter along with George Yager, who races as B G Stable.“I’ve been training since 1971 and been coming to Santa Anita since 1956, when I was here as a groom with (the late) Riley Cofer,” said Palma, who with Yager recently purchased a 50-acre spread in Hemet from Benjamin Warren, and operates as BJ Thoroughbred Farms.“I’ve won over 1,000 races and I’m going for 1,100,” Palma said. “For someone who came from Mexico with nothing, that’s pretty good.” Hector O. Palma1252042%$93,310
May 31, 2020
2019 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Third Team Alexes Bryant Texas A&M-Corpus Christi F Jr. Cibolo, Texas Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Cassidy Barrios2 Nicholls G Sr. Raceland, La. Jaylonn Walker Sam Houston State G Jr. Calvert, Texas Cassidy Barrios3 Nicholls G Sr. Raceland, La. Shania Woods New Orleans C Sr. Houston, Texas Chanell Hayes Stephen F. Austin G Sr. Texarkana, Texas Chastadie Barrs3 Lamar G Sr. DeSoto, Texas Dalesia Booth Texas A&M-Corpus Christi G Jr. San Antonio, Texas 2019 Women’s Basketball All-Conference First Team Alexes Bryant Texas A&M-Corpus Christi F Jr. Cibolo, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Lamar senior guard Chastadie Barrs is the 2018-19 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday along with the all-conference rosters. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Leading the way on the postseason roster is Lamar and Abilene Christian who each earned three selections. Up next is Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with two picks apiece. Nicholls, Central Arkansas and New Orleans each landed one honoree on the postseason squads. Of the five first-team award winners, Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios, Lamar’s Barrs and Moe Kinard are each making their third career appearance. Central Arkansas’ Kamry Orr and Abilene Christian’s Breanna Wight were named to the second team, becoming two-time honorees.Barrs continuously turns heads, capturing seven Southland Player of the Week awards throughout the regular season. The Lamar senior is averaging 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and leads the conference with 7.2 assists per game. She has stacked 11 double-doubles throughout the season and stands second in the country with five triple-doubles to her name. Barrs is one of 10 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is meant to highlight the best point guard in the nation. Additionally, she is also a finalist for the James Naismith National Defensive Player of the Year award, making the list as the only contender from a mid-major program.In addition to her Player of the Year accolade, Barrs earns her fourth consecutive Southland Defensive Player of the Year award. She currently leads the nation with 6.9 steals per game for the Lamar program. With two regular-season games remaining, Barrs became the NCAA Division I all-time leader for career steals after ripping her 625th steal against Houston Baptist. She has since added 14 more, bringing her career total to 639 heading into postseason play. The DeSoto, Texas product has been a pillar for the Cardinals’ defense that has limited opponents to 61.4 points per game while Division I programs with an 11.14 turnover margin.Lamar snags a third and final individual superlative winner in Miya Crump who is the Freshman of the Year. Crump finished her regular-season campaign averaging 15.7 points per game. She shot 38-percent from beyond the arc and pulled 2.3 steals per game.Sam Houston State’s Jaylonn Walker is the league’s Newcomer of the Year after boosting the Bearkats to a No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. Since transferring from McLennan CC, Walker has made 25 starting appearances while averaging 15.3 points per contest. The junior leads the Sam Houston State squad in scoring, rebounding (8.3) and steals (2.4).Rounding out the individual award winner is Sam Houston State’s first-year head coach Ravon Justice who was named the Southland Coach of the Year. Justice took over a Bearkat program that went 1-17 in conference play during the 2017-18 season. In her short time at the helm for SHSU, Justice has steered the Bearkats to an 11-7 Southland record and a 16-12 overall mark.All-conference teams and individual awards are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for oneself or one’s own players/coaches is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.The opening round of play at the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. CT inside Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Imani Johnson Stephen F. Austin F RSr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Sara Williamson Abilene Christian G Sr. Rowlett, Texas Miya Crump Lamar F Fr. Houston, Texas 4 Four-time All-Defensive selection2 Two-time All-Defensive selection Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Dominique Golightly Abilene Christian G/F Jr. Chickasha, Okla. Breanna Wright2 Abilene Christian G Jr. Jarrell, Texas Lydia Baxter Sam Houston State F Sr. Austin, Texas Player of the Year: Chastadie Barrs, LamarDefensive Player of the Year: Chastadie Barrs, LamarFreshman of the Year: Miya Crump, LamarNewcomer of the Year: Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston StateCoach of the Year: Ravon Justice, Sam Houston State Moe Kinard3 Lamar G Sr. New Iberia, La. 2 Two-time All-Conference selection3 Three-time All-Conference selection Chastadie Barrs4 Lamar G Sr. DeSoto, Texas Kamry Orr2 Central Arkansas G Sr. Little Rock, Ark. Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown 2019 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Second Team Kamry Orr Central Arkansas G Sr. Little Rock, Ark. 2019 Women’s Basketball All-Defensive Team Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown Stephanie Visscher Stephen F. Austin G Fr. Lulea, Sweden Honorable Mention: Emma Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jenniffer Oramas, Sam Houston State; Amanda Johnson, Houston Baptist; RaVon Nero, Northwestern State; Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Callie Maddox, McNeese
May 14, 2020
Diego Costa It was marked as great goal after being operated play the Champions League game against Liverpool. The technician will also have Morata in good condition, after playing the final stretch of the match against Valencia. Blacksmith He trained in an annex field and also made a career. It seems complicated that he may be against Liverpool, although he does aim for Sunday’s league match against Villarreal. The same as João Felix, who trained once the rest of the team withdrew from the field. The Portuguese could also have minutes in the match against Villarreal. Coast it can be the great novelty in the Simeone call for the Champions match against Liverpool. The forward has Many options to be on the list of summoned for the party and we will have to see the development of the meeting to know if it could even play some minute. Costa sees the end of the tunnel and his only presence in the call will be great news for a team that needs all its troops to measure the European champion. The Atlético player participated as one more with the rest of his teammates in yesterday’s training session in Majadahonda. After the general, Diego Costa and Carrasco they had a training personalized while his colleagues left the work session. Both were performing career sessions Y sprints under the watchful eye of the physical trainers and the members of the rojiblanco coaching staff and they were progressively increasing his Workload in this sense. They were not long, but it was intense and the two took advantage of the minutes that were on the pitch. TO Costa looked pretty good, very lively … Coast was operated on November 21 of a cervical disc herniation and the estimated time of low it was about three months. Coast it got lost eleven meetings of the league championship, one of Copa del Rey, two of the Spanish Super Cup and two of the Champions League. In total, he stopped playing sixteen encounters from official competitionThe tip has played fifteen matches this exercise and has scored two goals, both in the league tournament, against Mallorca and Valencia. And he gave three assists, two in LaLiga and one in Champions. Diego Costa returns at the moment important of the season, just as it happened last season, where he played the Going match from eighths of Champions against the Juventus. History repeats itself, although it seems complicated to play from the beginning, as happened a year ago. Costa is the Atlético signing for the rest of the campaign. Last season he played a very good game against the Juventus, but a silly card left him without disputing the back crash, of such a bad memory for the Madrid team.
May 14, 2020
Have you been convinced by Carlos Ibáñez and Bartomeu’s explanations about the case of Social Networks?I have found a cluster of lies and demagogy. Develop pleaseThey always go behind the events. When the SER says one thing, they deny it, then the SER publishes evidence and they already say something sounds to them, but they add that the accounts are not theirs. Then the BE publishes the link, but then they say they did not know it.And he doesn’t believe it, of courseBut they did have the same report as the BE, and they arrive regularly and that is just one of many.What else has hit you?There is more. This man (Carlos Ibáñez) has ended up defending the content of those pages saying that they did not insult much and were opinion. Why defend them if they are not yours?But he has recognized that one was his …That’s when they already take people for stupid. Use the simile of the parking lot when talking about hosting and that is tricky. Following his example, he saw a parking lot and said “if there is a Mercedes, it must be a good parking lot” and he buys it, but he doesn’t worry if the trunk of the Mercedes is full of cocaine. That is, you buy a domain and do not worry about what the domain publishes. That is not believed by a small child. If you buy a parking lot you worry that there is no drug traffic. He also said that everything responded to a pre-campaign electoral climate. Do you agree?That seems incredible to me. I do not take it for granted. In any case they go for Victor Font and I am not behind him as they say those pages that pay with the partner’s money. Font has possible ways to pay for campaigns and I don’t think he needs me nor do I want to pay for campaigns. Barça never denied that he paid a million and has shown an invoice as he could have taught another. Maybe they did it yesterday, I don’t know.Will you take Bartomeu to court for improper administration?The lawyers are looking at it, but it is clear that the club pays not to defend itself or monitor, those amounts are paid to pay anti-everything pages. If Bartomeu wants to campaign, let him be paid. The president is often confused with the club. We will go to the end and not swallow it. Have no doubt and do not give up.What is that about?I saw that Barto took advantage of a press conference of a journalistic prize to violate the memory of Vázquez Montalbán to talk about City. To answer in a press conference with papers that prove something. We are sneaking a ball like a piano.
January 20, 2020
Zouks, however, have been one of the worse-performing sides in the tournament, but Pandya said he hoped his investment would turn around the franchise’s fortunes. “Our aim is to help drive the Zouks forward to become the dominant team in the CPL by producing consistent results that will enable us to be title contenders in every edition of CPL going forward,” the Philadelphia businessman said. He added: “We are extremely happy that the management team, with Stuart Williams as our head coach and Darren Sammy as our captain, have committed to remain with the franchise and will continue to lead it. Darren is a passionate St Lucian who leads the side with great skill and charisma and is hugely respected internationally, especially after guiding the West Indies to their second ICC World T20 title in India earlier this year. “Our executive directors are working closely with both Stuart and Darren in terms of player recruitment, the goal being to become champions of the CPL after missing out last year in the play-offs.” Zouks enjoyed their best-ever season in this year’s campaign when they finished third following the preliminaries before being knocked out in the play-offs. LONDON (CMC): United States-based real estate businessman Jignesh ‘Jay’ Pandya has bought the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise St Lucia Zouks, tournament principals announced recently. Pandya is the founder of the Rohan Group of companies and also serves as chairman of Global Sports Ventures, LLC, and Royal Sports Club, LLC. Damien O’Donohoe, chief executive of the CPL, said the partnership was the result of extended discussions with Pandya’s representatives. “Discussions have been ongoing with Mr Pandya, and his represent-atives for many months and they have a clear vision for the Zouks to elevate them even higher for the seasons to come in terms of recruitment and in building all aspects of the franchise, from root to branch,” O’Donohoe said. “Their passion for the Hero CPL is obvious, with their values being closely aligned to our own to strive to be an innovative market leader, and I have no doubt that these are exciting times to be a Zouks fan.” Zouks is one of six franchises that comprise the four-year-old CPL, branded by organisers as the ‘biggest party in sport’. Reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are the other five franchises involved in the Twenty20 venture. POOR PERFORMER
January 17, 2020
– bail refused, sentence deferredForty-year-old Alister Bess, of 167 Charity Public Road, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Tuesday remanded to prison on two counts of breaking and entering and larceny.Appearing before Magistrate Sunil Scarce, the defendant faced four break and enter and larceny charges; with Bess pleaded not guilty to two of the charges. For the guilty charges, bail was refused until statements are filed.It is alleged that between August 22 and 23, at 167 Charity Public Road, the defendant broke and entered the dwelling place of Telma Bess, and stole a flat screen TV valued $65,000, and one gas bottle valued $10,000.After the Administration of Justice Act was applied for the matter to be tried in the Magistrate’s Court, Bess pleaded not guilty.Police also alleged that between August 15 and 16, at Charity water front, Bess broke and entered the stall of Mahendra Sasenarine. During that incident, the accused allegedly stole a Sony laptop computer valued $120,000, an external hard drive and a Husky took kit. The total cost of the stolen articles was $215,000. He pleaded guilty to this charge.According to the facts presented, Sasenarine secured his stall and went home. At around 08:00h, the Virtual Complaint went to his stall where he discovered the padlock broken. The Police were then informed and Bess was arrested. The computer was recovered at a West Bury farmer’s home.Between August 26 and 27, the Police also alleged that the defendant broke into the stall of Romesh Doodnauth and stole 100 sunglasses valued $300,000. He also stole two boxes of bulbs and 24 umbrellas. The value of the stolen items was placed at $480,000. Bess pleaded not guilty to this charge.The Police further alleged that on August 26 and 28, at Charity back street, Bess broke into the dwelling place of Torenda Evans. Several ladies dresses, a blanket, lunch bags and umbrellas were stolen. The total cost of the stolen items amounted to $46,500. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.After the charges were read, the defendant told the court that he is a drug addict and that he was sorry. He said too that he is going through domestic issues. The court also heard that most of the stolen articles were recovered and returned. The defendant spent 18 months in prison in the past for a larceny charge.The defendant is expected to return to court on September 19, to face the charges levelled against him in the case of theft against Romesh Doodnauth. While he is to remain in custody, a request was made for the presentation of a probation report.
December 26, 2019
Having submitted various offers for the pair, West Ham have finally raised their bid to around £40million (€45m), but Lotito is still not ready to accept, as he wishes an extra £4.5m (€5m) to come in the form of add-ons.Despite these negotiations reaching something of an impasse, West Ham have already discussed personal terms with Anderson, the Brazil attacking midfielder, and Lukaku, a full-back who is the younger brother of Manchester United forward Romelu. TOP WORK And, according to Tuttomercatoweb, a ‘basic agreement’ has been reached between West Ham and the duo, with both set to sign five-year contracts at the London Stadium. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Latest transfer news Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 LIVING THE DREAM West Ham have reached personal agreements with Felipe Anderson and Jordan Lukaku as they edge closer to signing the Lazio pair, according to reports.The Hammers have been attempting to get the signings of Anderson, 25, and Lukaku, 23, over the line for a couple of weeks, but they have found it hard to negotiate with Lazio President Claudio Lotito. Anderson, the Brazil winger, has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the past Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Lukaku could join his brother, Romelu, in the Premier League With such personal terms already agreed, it is now up to West Ham to finally close negotiations with Lazio to bring Anderson and Lukaku to the Premier League.
December 25, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: The body of a woman has been recovered off the coast of Co Donegal today.Siobhan McGreadThe body was found washed up on rocks near Ballyshannon this afternoon.It is thought the body could be that of missing local woman Siobhan McGread. The 51 year old went missing on February 19th last after last being seen walking on some cliffs at Roguey Walk at Bundoran.The body was found today at Creevy – approximately 10kms from where Ms McGread was last seen.Some clothes had been found on the shoreline where Ms McGread was last spotted.A number of air and sea searches was launched at the time but no body was recovered. Gardai are awaiting family members to officially identify the body. WOMAN’S BODY FOUND WASHED UP OFF CO DONEGAL was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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)
December 24, 2019
Arthritis sufferers from across Donegal are being forced to travel to Co Leitrim for treatment.Letterkenny General HospitalAnd that situation remains – FOUR years after a promise by the HSE to re-instate Rheumatology Services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Now Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the Health Minister and the Saolta Hospital Group to immediately re-instate the services. He said they continue to “drag their heels’ on the issue and show “disdain” for patients outside the capital.Deputy McConalogue said, “The Saolta Hospital Group has been giving assurances since early 2011 that rheumatology services would be reinstated at Letterkenny General Hospital, however, 4 years later arthritis sufferers are still being forced to travel to Co. Leitrim for treatment.“The Saolta Hospital Group has been dragging its heels on this important issue, and seems unwilling to allocate or re-direct doctors to staff an out-reach clinic at Letterkenny.“Management are clearly prioritising the Manorhamilton facility claiming that if the Letterkenny clinic is re-opened services at the Co. Leitrim unit will see its services reduced as consultants will have to travel between the two clinics. “This is a completely unacceptable position and serves to highlight the fact that the needs of the patients in Donegal are not being considered. There are almost 300 rheumatology patients in Donegal, more than justifying an outreach clinic at Letterkenny.”He added the lack of action in addressing this extremely serious situation further emphasises this Government’s disinterest and disdain for people living outside the capital.“This Dublin-based and Dublin-focused Health Minister seems content to allow patients from Donegal, suffering acute pain as a result of their condition, to make the gruelling journey to Manorhamilton rather than deliver on promises to re-instate the outreach clinic at Letterkenny.“Not only are patients forced to endure extreme discomfort as a result of the journey between Letterkenny and Manorhamilton, they face a substantial financial burden to subsidise these regular trips to Our Lady’s Hospital.”He said the HSE committed to re-instate the clinic once two consultants were in place at the hospital. “The Government needs to follow-through on this promise. I am calling on Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene immediately and sort this situation out. Donegal patients cannot be expected to wait any longer for this essential service,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.DONEGAL’S FORGOTTEN PATIENTS: FORCED TO TRAVEL TO LEITRIM FOR TREATMENT FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: April 29th, 2015 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:arthritisleitrimLetterkenny General HospitalManorhamiltonpatients
December 18, 2019
South Africa’s automotive industry is a global, turbo-charged engine for the manufacture and export of vehicles and components. Many of the major multinational firms use South Africa to source components and assemble vehicles for the local and international markets.The automotive and components industry is well placed for investment opportunities. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe sector is one of South Africa’s most important, contributing at least 6% to the country’s GDP and accounting for almost 12% of South Africa’s manufacturing exports, making it a crucial cog in the economy. In 2010, 271 000 vehicles were exported. More than 28 000 people are directly employed in automotive manufacturing, with 65 000 employed in the component manufacturing industry. About 200 000 are employed in retail and aftermarket activities, with 6 600 employed in the tyre manufacturing industry (Automotive Industry Export Council, 2010).With its ability to link throughout the economy, the government has identified the automotive industry as a key growth sector. It already exhibited significant growth under the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), doubling in size since 1994.Its successor, the Automotive Production and Development Programme, which will be implemented from 2013, aims to stimulate the expansion of local production to 1,2- million vehicles a year by 2020 while significantly increasing local content at the same time.The automotive and components industry is well placed for investment opportunities. Vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Ford (incorporating Mazda), General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen have production plants in South Africa, while component manufacturers such as Arvin Exhaust, Bloxwitch, Corning, Senior Flexonics have established production bases here.The industry is largely located in two provinces, the Eastern Cape (coastal) and Gauteng (inland). Companies with production plants in South Africa are placed to take advantage of the low production costs, coupled with access to new markets as a result of trade agreements with the European Union and the Southern African Development Community free trade area. Opportunities also lie in the production of materials (automotive steel and components).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.