KINGSTON: Supreme Ventures Limited, one of the main sponsors of tomorrow’s Diamond Mile set for Caymanas Park, is promising an event with more than just a touch of class. Seventeen of the island’s best thoroughbreds have been nominated for the big race that will ensure that the race will be of the highest quality. The activities off the track are expected to match, if not exceed, what will be a spectacular race. Having bought into the vision of Gary Peart, chairman of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, SVL is planning to make this year’s second staging of the Diamond Mile even better. “Last year when they started it we got involved because we saw the vision that Gary Peart had to introduce this event of which there is no other like it in the Caribbean – and it was such a huge success,” said Simone Clarke Cooper, the assistant vice-president, group corporate communications at SVL. “From the time it happened people have been buzzing about it. We are planning to step it up this year.” The Diamond Mile, with the richest purse in the Caribbean, is already a cut above the rest. “It’s a glitzy kind of affair. It’s taking horse racing to that kind of world class, prestigious standard that you would see at Ascot or any of the top horseracing venues,” she said. “We have a huge set-up that we are putting on, on the in-field. We want all the patrons to come out dressed to the nines to have a day that is not only horse-racing, but one which fans will enjoy.” She said guests under their big tent on the in-field will enjoy world-class savoir-faire. “Underneath our big tent on the in-field we will be entertaining our guests there. It’s horse racing mixed with glamour, glitz, entertainment, top-notch food, and drink. It’s will be an experience,” she said. “Patrons in the stands will also enjoy what SVL has in store. There will be prizes for the best dressed and there will be lots of other giveaways that SVL believes will make the Diamond Mile race day unforgettable,” Clarke Cooper added.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) are separated by an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Both players were ejected. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis tuned up for the All-Star Game with one more dominant performance.Davis had 42 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 139-117 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and Brandon Ingram had 21, but Los Angeles surrendered its most points in a regulation game this season. Julius Randle scored 20 points for the Lakers, and Josh Hart had 15.Los Angeles guard Isaiah Thomas and coach Luke Walton were ejected in the first half. Thomas was involved in a minor altercation with Rajon Rondo late in the first quarter, also resulting in the ejection of the New Orleans guard. Walton was tossed in the second after protesting a technical foul on Kuzma.“There were a lot of things that I was frustrated about at that point,” Walton said. “I had had enough.”Brook Lopez made two 3-pointers during an 11-0 run that got the Lakers within two early in the third. But Nikola Mirotic scored 11 of his 16 points in the quarter, helping the Pelicans to a 103-91 lead heading into the final period.“I’ve played with a lot of great guys, guys who can score like 20, 30, but Anthony is a different level,” said Mirotic, who was playing his sixth game with the Pelicans since being acquired in a trade with Chicago. “The way he shot, the way he played, you know it’s just amazing. There is no way somebody can guard him because he can do everything: popping, going to the basket, face-up, low post. It’s just amazing.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Pelicans: Host Miami on Feb. 23.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jazz zoom to 11th straight after win over Suns GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “(The Lakers) were switching a lot and (Davis) had a small guy on him a lot,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “He took advantage of it.”Davis went 15 for 18 from the field with three assists, three steals and two blocks. Jrue Holiday had 24 points and 11 assists, and reserve Darius Miller scored 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was the highest scoring game of the season for New Orleans, which has won three in a row heading into the break.“I was just being aggressive,” said Davis, who was elected to the starting lineup for this Sunday’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles. “We’re on a good little roll and we’re playing with a lot of confidence. We wanted to make sure we finished on a good note before this break. Now we have to make sure we keep it going and come out with a lot of energy after the break.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Davis made three baskets and Mirotic hit a 3-pointer that gave New Orleans a 120-100 lead with seven minutes remaining.“We could not stop them from getting whatever they wanted,” Kuzma said.E’Twaun Moore had 14 points for New Orleans, which shot 53.1 percent (53 for 99) from the field. Miller made four of the Pelicans’ 14 3s.“It can’t just be Jrue and AD,” Gentry said. “We’ve got to have three or four guys have really good games each night. Then we’ve got to have another couple do a little better than expected.”FAST STARTThe Pelicans set a franchise record for first-quarter points as they raced to a 46-33 lead. They fell one point short of the franchise record for first-half points with a 79-66 lead at the break.TIP-INSLakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had five points, eight assists and eight rebounds. … The Lakers shot 51.1 percent from the field.Pelicans: Davis scored 31 first-half points despite missing three minutes of the first quarter after sustaining a groin injury. … Gentry said he’ll take turns starting C Emeka Okafor and Mirotic based on matchups.OKAFOR RETURN CONTINUESThe Pelicans signed the 35-year-old Okafor to a second 10-day contract. Okafor was initially signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 3, ending a four-year absence from the NBA, and has appeared in four games, including two starts.“I think it’s fascinating that he can sit out that long, but I think it also shows the dedication that he has,” Gentry said. “He’s not here for any other reason other than he loves the game.”UP NEXTLakers: Visit Minnesota on Thursday before heading into the All-Star break. 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The Flyers’ next game is December 5th in Dawson Creek.Larson also confirmed on Friday that the Flyers will host Augustana College for a pair of exhibition games in Fort St. John, on January 2nd and 3rd. The Flyers also host a charity poker tournament on Saturday night at Chances. Anyone who hasn’t registered for the event can still secure a spot by dropping by Chances Casino, or by calling 793-0272. The Senior Flyers are getting more competition than they bargained for.Last night, the Flyers dropped their second straight game to the Mustangs, losing 9-7 in Hythe. Like last weekend, the Flyers jumped out to an early lead, but the Mustangs outscored the Flyers 5-1 in the third period to complete another comeback win.- Advertisement -Fort St. John led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play, courtesy of goals from Andrew Derton and Adam Horst.A wild second period saw each team net four goals, including Flyers goals from Adam Horst (his second), Ian Munro, Brett Loney, and Nathan Waberski. Hythe answered with goals from Bob Balderson, Rocky Collins, Ryan Lizotte, and Jay Christie. The Mustangs found another gear in the third period, firing five goals past Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt. Marty Jones, Kyle Chapple, Dayne Baker, Cole Walker, and Trevor Mazurek found the back of the net, while Todd Alexander had the lone goal of the third for Fort St. John.Advertisement “I think it’s a lack of intensity” Flyers GM Rob Larson said on Friday. “We dominated the game for 35 minutes, and then just stopped playing our game, and let them back into it.” Unlike on Saturday, when penalty trouble in the second period sparked the Hythe comeback, the Flyers allowed the Mustangs to come-back while playing even strength. “Turnovers on the blue line, and stuff like that” Larson said were the problems for his team on Thursday. “It’s unacceptable” Larson said, “playing against a team that’s below our caliber, but we play to their level and give them an opportunity to walk right back in it.”The Flyers outshot Hythe 52-36, with Darren Walker posting his second straight win over the Flyers. The game’s only fight saw Donny Lloyd take on Cole Walker in the final minutes. Advertisement
The primary sponsor of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Hero Motorcorp, went the extra mile on Friday in celebration of its first year operating in Guyana. The motorcycle and scooter manufacturing company celebrated in a different way, giving back to less-fortunate children.Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales, the distributor of Hero’s products, took up the mantle of organising a cheerful visit to the Shaheed Boys and Girls home. Added to that, the organisers took the opportunity to utilise its partnership with the Hero CPL by giving the children of the Shaheed Home the chance to interact with two Guyana Amazon Warriors players.Speaking on behalf of the Auto Company, Joshua Ramdehol revealed that Hero has been actively involved in and has a stunning track record for community service. Ramdehol thus expressed elation at being part of such an initiative.“Globally, Hero sponsors a lot of sporting events such as IPL, CPL, golf, along with social programmes such as funding for university, campaigns, youth programmes, and we have pledged here in Guyana to continue this work of Hero by sponsoring local events….”Left-hand batsman Shimron Hetmyer exchanges a few words with another youngsterHe went on to state that giving back is a major responsibility of corporate entities. “Being a part of the Private Sector, it’s our social responsibility to ensure that everyone has the equal opportunity and fair option to education and social services. So, it is our responsibility to give back,” he explained.There was an outpouring of gratitude on behalf of the Rahaman family, who is tasked with upkeeping the orphanage. “On behalf of the Rahamans and the entire Shaheed Boys and Girls Orphanage, it is our sincerest appreciation for remembering us, remembering the children and bringing these world-class athletes as a source of inspiration and admiration. I would like to appreciate the company Hero for sponsoring this and more specifically, the Ramdehol Company for promoting us and the children,” a family representative said.Guyana Amazon Warriors all-rounder Chris Green presents a token to an elated young manFollowing the formalities, Shimron Hetmyer and Chris Green, who were representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors team, interacted with the children and shared bits of advice and encouraging words with them.“As an international visitor it is great to see the commitment being shown to those in need of it. The kids here today are the important ones. And the work being done here is really special,” stated all-rounder Chris Green.The children were later presented with back-to-school tokens and a variety of gear, so that they too can get involved in the game of cricket.
Arsenal had initially complained over their small allocation, but confirmed to AFP that they have returned 2,200 tickets for the Gunners’ first European final in 13 years.AFP understands that Chelsea have sold just 2,000 of their 6,000 allocation.UEFA denied reports that sponsors had also returned tickets and said they were confident that local fans will snap up the spare tickets to ensure there is a capacity crowd at the 68,000 Olympic Stadium.“The majority of these tickets have already been sold to local fans in Azerbaijan and we are confident that the remaining ones will also be sold as demand is very high,” UEFA said in a statement to AFP.The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) joined other supporters’ groups in criticising UEFA for the location of the final, but also turned on their own club’s handling of the affair.“Baku is a totally unsuitable location for a major European final. The combination of cost, complexity in regard to travel arrangements and time off work has massively reduced the travelling support, including those who loyally and ordinarily go to all home, away and European matches,” said the CST in a statement.The CST also complained about the cost of charter flights put on by Chelsea and that the club has not extended the time for season ticket renewals in order to help fans’ cash flow.Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will also not travel to the final due to safety fears.Mkhitaryan’s native Armenia and Azerbaijan have feuded over Nagorny Karabakh since Armenian separatists seized the territory in a war that claimed about 30,000 lives in the early 1990s.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fans face a 5,000 mile round trip to see Arsenal and Chelsea face off in the Europa League final in Baku © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 24 – Arsenal and Chelsea have returned over half of their combined allocation of 12,000 tickets for next week’s Europa League final due to the difficulty and great expense for fans travelling to Azerbaijan.A lack of direct flights between London and Baku means supporters face costs of over £1,000 ($1,300) just to make the 5,000-mile round trip before tickets and accommodation are taken into account.
Lord Mayor of Donegal Cllr Frank McBrearty has sent a special Christmas message to Donegal people around the world.Cllr McBrearty used his message to ask people at home to ensure nobody is left alone this Christmas. Simply CLICK to play.DDTV – LORD MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS VIDEO MESSAGE TO DONEGAL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD was last modified: December 19th, 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:Lord Mayor Frank McBreartyVIDEO CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Alex Song (left) in action for Rubin Kazan 1 Marseille have set their sights on former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Alex Song.The French club are in the market for midfielders this summer and are hoping to add some much-needed experience to their squad.And 29-year-old Song, currently at Russian club Rubin Kazan, fits the bill for them, according to France Football.Song has started just 12 of mid-table Rubin’s 30 league games so far this term and has been linked with a move away this summer.And the key to any move to Marseille could be their sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta, who was influential in signing Song for Barcelona from Arsenal in 2012.However the club would need to reach an agreement about his wages as his current salary at Rubin would be too much for Marseille to afford.Song racked up a total of 190 Premier League appearances during his spells at Arsenal, West Ham and Charlton – where he had a short loan in 2006.
Rory Kavanagh:DONEGAL 3-17 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST 3-05DONEGAL eased to victory in the Dr McKenna Cup clash with the students of QUB in Ballybofey this evening.It may have ended up looking like a comprehensive victory but the students put on a fight for the brave souls who turned up on a cold but calm night at McCumhaill Park. Regardless, Donegal won’t make the semi-finals.Donegal had led 1-07 to 2-00 at half-time, Ryan Rafferty scoring the visitors two goals, before adding a third in the second half.Was this the first ever hat-trick by a visiting player in a ‘county’ clash?Murphy had responded with a wonderful goal, smashing it into the top corner from all of 25 yards. Murphy and McFadden soon set about extending the four point lead at the re-start, the latter bagging a goal with a fine finish – Christy Toye and Stephen McLaughlin hitting great points in the meantime.Rory Kavanagh added a third goal – and a point – before the end on what was a good work-out for Jim McGuinness’s side. DONEGAL EASE TO VICTORY AGAINST BELFAST STUDENTS was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Barry McNamee has penned a new two-year deal with Derry City.Ramelton native Barry McNamee has penned a new two-year contract at Derry City ending months of speculation regarding his future.McNamee was strongly linked to moves away from The Brandywell with Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic making no secret of their desire to land the talented dynamic midfielder.McNamee only recently returned from English League One side Fleetwood Town last week. His trial was cut short due to an ankle injury, and although it’s believed Fleetwood management were keen to have another look at McNamee he opted to pledge his future to Derry City.The news will come as a major boost to Derry City fans who feared the talented midfielder was set for pastures new.Peter Hutton has offered McNamee a healthy two-year contract as he looks set to build his team around the former Swilly Rovers player. BARRY MCNAMEE SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT AT DERRY CITY was last modified: December 11th, 2014 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:Barry McNameederry cityNoticessoccerSport
Donegal singer Maria McCool faces an uphill battle on tonight’s Late Late Show if she is to be chosen as Ireland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.The Gaoth Dobhair singer has received huge praise for her entry ‘Mistaken’ which was written by former B*Witched star Edele Lynch.But the bookmakers don’t give the Co Meath-based teacher a chance. Paddy Power has made Maria a 25-1 outside chance of getting on the plane to Baku.The firm favourites to represent Ireland once again as the madcap twins Jedward.Maria will battle it out with four other acts in a live contest on tonight’s Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy. MARIA FACES UPHILL BATTLE TO KNOCK JEDWARD OFF EUROVISION PERCH! was last modified: February 23rd, 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:EurovisionjedwardMaria McCool