Good win for Azan’s Edison

first_imgThe promising claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey teamed up with 7-2 chance EDISON to win the highly competitive overnight allowance feature over 1300 metres from the fast-finishing SHINING LIGHT (9-2) at Caymanas Park yesterday.Harvey, who is a past student of Waterford High, had the Richard Azan-trained EDISON handily placed passing the half-mile as the 54-1 outsider BLACK THORN led the 13-horse field, ahead of the chasing RED FLAG (7-1). EDISON was soon sent in chase of BLACK THORN and went by on the outside entering the straight and held on grimly by a neck to thwart a late run from SHINING LIGHT under in-form Aaron Chatrie.Harvey, who was notching his 17th winner since graduating from the Jockeys’ School last September, said EDISON had a perfect trip.”He was well drawn on the outside of the field on a muddy track and was able to avoid traffic,” said the young rider.”When I improved into second three furlongs out, I knew he was ready to run, and in the end, held them at bay for the victory,” he added. A 7-y-o bay gelding by Outrigger-Perfect Ten, EDISON is owned by Elite Bloodstock Limited and bred by Dave Girod and Laurence Heffes.The 6-5 favourite COMMANDING CHIEF, seeking his first win since August 2014, could fare no better than fifth under leading jockey Dane Nelson, who said: “He was never that far off the pace, but took a lot of riding leaving the half-mile and really needed a longer trip and a more relaxed pace.”Trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ NuÒes saddled two winners on the afternoon in COME DANCE WITH ME and the lightly raced 3-y-o colt SOY EL SENOR, both obliging at 2-1.last_img read more

Timber Assn. Threatens Anti-Forest GOL Letter of Intent

first_imgBarley two weeks after the Liberian Government’s ‘Letter of Intent’ agreement with the Norwegian Government, the Liberia Timber Association (LTA) has threatened legal action to reject the agreement before ratification by the National Legislature.The Liberian Government about two weeks ago signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Kingdom of Norway whereby GOL consented to undertake measures to preserve Liberia’s remaining forests in return for a compensation of US$150 million from Norway.  Addressing a press conference Monday in Monrovia, the president of the LTA, Rudolf Merab was critical of the agreement, saying it was regrettable that neither the LTA, its members nor other stakeholders were contacted or involved in any aspect of the negotiations and decisions leading to the signing of the ‘Letter of Intent’.Mr. Merab, a Liberian businessman, said the measures purported to preserve and conserve the forests of Liberia would be highly detrimental to development in the forest communities, and to the interests of investors, businessmen and thousands of Liberians who are currently employed by the forestry industry.Mr. Merab said extensive public debate and broad participation of logging companies and civil society organizations in the country were indispensable to reaching such an agreement.In his carefully worded statement, Merab implied that the measures agreed to in exchange for US$150 million to the GOL  were due to intense pressure from foreign governments and international civil society designed to shut down the logging industry in Liberia.He further indicated that the measures, which started with the 2006 Forestry Reform Law, included the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI), the European Union Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and others that have been sealed and climaxed with the signing of the ‘Letter of Intent.’The agreement was also intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and developing Liberia’s agriculture sector, the LTA president intimated.He described the ‘Letter of Intent’ as an offense and a flagrant disregard of the rule of law by the Liberian Government.“We can recall that the issue of Reduced Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) was discussed by all stakeholders, Government of Liberia, private sector and civil society and a conclusion was reached that REDD was not workable in Liberia and we thought that the issue had been put to rest,” Mr. Merab declared.It was, therefore, surprising, said Merab, that the issue of REDD has resurfaced this time with a unilateral agreement between the governments of Norway and Liberia outside of the rules of the 2006 National Forest Reform Law.The LTA head also underscored the need for the Liberian Government to put the contents of the ‘Letter of Intent’ agreement in the public domain for extensive debate by all Liberians.He declared that the LTA is “totally and wholly against the signing and implementation of the ‘Letter of Intent’ by the two governments”.The agreement was signed outside of the rules established under the 2006 NFRL and also does not address the critical issues of companies which have signed a 25-years Forest Management Contract (FMC) with the Government of Liberia, he maintained.The LTA further contends that the agreement seeks to use an outdated Executive Order (January 2013) to place a moratorium on several logging companies in the name of halting illegal PUPs.Besides, the LTA declared, the implementation of the agreement in its current form is not in the interest of Liberia and its future generations.The LTA official predicted that the agreement is likely to generate more conflicts with local communities whose livelihoods depend on forest resources and opens a door for multiple legal actions against the government of Liberia.LTA also claims that the agreement tends to deny community-related development such as roads, schools, clinics that are traditionally undertaken by logging companies in areas where government has not been able to undertake these developments.The LTA president said his organization recognizes the fact that rich and industrialized nations of the world are the greatest producers of greenhouse gas emission; and are throwing out inadequate funds to small and poor countries like Liberia to preserve their forests to the detriment of their own people and economic wellbeing.President Merab also wondered why those countries don’t stop producing and using fossil fuel which is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases.“The LTA is calling on the National Legislature not to ratify the ‘Letter of Intent’ without an open public debate and that government does not proceed with implementation of the agreement because it is not in the best interest of Liberia,” Mr. Merab declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ouma eyes consecutive AWCON for Starlets

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma shouts instructions from the touchline during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9- Harambee Starlets will face Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang Nacional in the return leg of their ultimate 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations Qualifier in Malabo on Saturday evening with head coach David Ouma plotting on a second consecutive appearance at the Cup of Nations.Starlets carry with them a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Machakos on Wednesday and will only need to pick any kind of draw in the return encounter to book a ticket to Ghana. “It is very possible and I believe in my girls. We have worked hard in the other qualification matches and we know what it means to be at the AWCON. We will go there and give our best,” Ouma said as he looked forward to the tie on Saturday.Harambee Starlets players Mwanahalima Adam and Sheryl Angachi celebrate with scorer Teresa Engesha during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe tactician has urged his girls to take command of the game from the first minute and ensure they don’t allow the hosts any time on the ball.“We need to control the tempo of the game, have the ball more and ensure we don’t concede. It was unfortunate in the first leg we conceded from a set piece and this is something we have tried to work on,” Ouma said.He added; “We should make use of our chances because I know once we score one goal, it will open up the game. We need to get that one goal to calm us down.”Star striker Esse Akida who scored the second goal in Wednesday’s tie is also confident the team can get the result in Malabo and book a ticket to Ghana and has urged her teammates to give their all in the crucial tie.“We know we can do it. We have faith in our abilities and all of us should work hard in the return leg tie. We know we are facing a tough team because they have played in the Cup of Nations and won it twice so we should also come being a tough team to beat,” Akida said.Harambee Starlets striker Teresa Engesha in action during the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOuma says the girl’s improvement has been down to improved self belief and a few tactical improvements.“They have really grown in terms of self belief. They can tackle any opponent without fear and I think that is something very important for us. Also, our tactical build up play has improved because we have trained together for long,” added the coach.Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea head coach Severino Beseku will be relying on the sole away goal scored in Machakos to give his side the drive in the return leg.“Kenya is a very tough team and heading back to Malabo, I know it will not be easy. But we will rely on our home fans to give us the push and most important, that one goal we scored will be very vital for us. We need to go and attack and ensure we win the game at home,” the coach further noted.Harambee Starlets players line up before their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Starlets Starting XIPoline Atieno (GK), Wendy Achieng (C), Lilian Adera, Dorcas Shikobe, Elizabeth Ambogo, Corazone Aquino, Cheris Avilia, Esse Akida, Neddy Atieno, Mwanahalima Adam, Teresa EngeshaSubstitutesMaureen Shimuli, Doris Anyango, Phelistus Kadari, Vivian Nasaka, Faith Kwamboka, Mercy Achieng, Sheryl Angachi0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool Champions League winner makes Dundee United move

first_img Florent Sinama-Pongolle Dundee United have signed former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle.The 31-year-old had been on trial with United and could make his debut in the Ladbrokes Premiership match against Hamilton on Saturday.Sinama-Pongolle was part of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning squad in 2005 and spent five years on the club’s books.Boss Mixu Paatelainen said: “Florent Sinama Pongolle has signed with us. We are just waiting for international clearance. If that comes today he will be in the squad.“He brings experience, he brings tactical awareness, he brings quality in terms of his passing and positioning. He understands football well.” 1last_img

HAPPY HOUR! FUEL PRICES SLASHED AT KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP

first_imgHappy Hour at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top will last from 3pm – 6pm this evening.HAPPY HOUR! Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are slashing prices on fuel as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day! The ‘Happy Hour’ will last from 3pm-6pm – so that gives you ample time to avail of this fantastic deal.Management at Kelly’s Mountain Top have decided to slash a whopping 5 cent per litre off of all grades of fuel. So make sure and fill up your vehicle at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top later this afternoon!As part of the ‘Customer Appreciation’ Day, Kelly’s American Roadside Diner will be offering all customers a massive 25% off their new limited edition burger meal deal!“The Grand Canyon” is a mouth watering burger, which is accompanied with fries and soda.It will be a huge hit and you wont find a bigger or better burger this side of the Atlantic. Why not come in and try it if you don’t believe me!!There are a number of superb deals on several products in-store at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day – so make sure and drop in!  HAPPY HOUR! FUEL PRICES SLASHED AT KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:BusinessHappy HourKelly’s Centra Mountain Topnewslast_img read more

Sunderland 5/2 to be RELEGATED without England-bound Allardyce – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.With Sam Allardyce set to leave Sunderland to take up the role as England manager, can the Black Cats muster another great escape this season?David Moyes is the 16/1 favourite to be installed as Big Sam’s successor, but Coral tell us Sunderland are 5/2 to be relegated from the Premier League this season as the uncertainty at the Stadium of Light grows.Get more of the latest sporting odds by listening to the latest Coral Daily Download above!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Man pleads guilty in connection to Malin Head cannabis growhouse

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty in connection to the sale and supply of cannabis following the discovery of a cannabis grow-house at Malin Head.Juan Fitzpatrick appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court on two charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Fitzpatrick, aged 45, pleaded guilty to the possession for sale and supply of cannabis and to the cultivation of plants without a license at Ballygorman, Malin Head on July 4th, 2016.The court heard the value of the plants found during the Garda raid was €68,000.Barrister for the accused, Mr Andrew Moriarty, applied to Judge John Aylmer to have a specialist witness brought from London to determine the actual value on the cannabis plants.He pointed to the fact that the female plants are worth much more than the males.Judge Aylmer said he would not like to send for an expensive witness and said the sex of the plants would determine the cost of the cannabis haul.He also applied for a psychiatrist’s report on Mr Fitzpatrick, of Ballygorman, Malin Head but originally from Derry.The case was adjourned until April, 2018.Man pleads guilty in connection to Malin Head cannabis growhouse was last modified: December 7th, 2017 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:cannabiscourtdonegalMalin Headlast_img read more

DDTV: FIVE-YEAR-OLD DONEGAL CHEF LANDS JOB AT TV3!

first_imgHE has become an internet sensation and a bit of a media star – and now five-year-old Donegal chef Ciaran Crawford has landed a summer job…on TV3!The producers of ‘This Morning’ were so impressed by Ciaran’s culinary skills, they are planning to give him a weekly slot of his own. Said proud dad Martin: “I was called by a producer at TV3 this week asking if we would like to be featured weekly for the next few weeks and of course we said ‘Yes’.“Ciaran is very excited. The whole of Lifford and the county is getting right behind this chef of the future.”The Littlechef’s latest video – on making BBQ spare ribs has already been aired.You can watch his video by clicking above. * Do you have a story? Email us to info@donegaldaily.com.DDTV: FIVE-YEAR-OLD DONEGAL CHEF LANDS JOB AT TV3! was last modified: July 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:ciaran crawforddonegaldaily.comfive year old donegal chefThis Morning ShowTV3last_img read more

STUDENTS HOST CHARITY FUN DAY AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY FELLOW PUPIL

first_imgA group of students have rallied to the cause after one of their fellow pupils spend some time in Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin. The pupils of Robertson N.S., Stranorlar who collected €172 for Our Lady’s of Lourdes Hospital, Crumlin by having a fun day at school.The fundraising venture was inspired by Emma Gallagher who attended the hospital this year is recovering very well.Emma was delighted her classmates collected for the hospital she attended. Also in the photo, is all of Emma’s classmates and on the left is Brian Bovaird (Principal) and Niall Mulrine (Crumlin Hospital representative) on the right.  STUDENTS HOST CHARITY FUN DAY AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY FELLOW PUPIL was last modified: December 21st, 2011 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)last_img read more

CRAZED DONEGAL RALLY FANS BEHIND SLEEPLESS NIGHT FOR RESIDENTS

first_imgCRAZED boy racers caused a sleepless night for hundreds of residents living along the Donegal Rally route.It’s understood Gardai are investigating a number of incidents overnight in which rally fans took to the roads to drive at speed.Donegal Daily has received reports of speeding boy racers on the Fanad peninsula into the early hours. There were also reports of speeding cars in and around Ramelton.Garda patrol cars were in the area overnight.“It started just after 1am and went on around here until well after 4 o’clock,” said one resident in Ballyare.“I don’t mind the rally at all; it’s good for the local economy. “But I absolutely despise the crazy little boy racers who think they can go out and drive in the same way in the middle of the night.”There were similar complaints in Fanad, with one resident in Portsalon claiming the speeding cars continued until dawn.“It’s the same every year,” she said.“I hate rally weekend. I get trapped into my house for the day and then at night we are afraid to go out because there are so many little idiots out showing off.”The rally continues today. CRAZED DONEGAL RALLY FANS BEHIND SLEEPLESS NIGHT FOR RESIDENTS was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CRAZED DONEGAL RALLY FANS BEHIND SLEEPLESS NIGHT FOR RESIDENTSFanadRameltonlast_img read more