Maragh shines with triple

first_imgQUEENS, New York (CMC): Rajiv Maragh made his presence felt on the eight-race card at Aqueduct here on Thursday as he muscled his way back into contention in the jockeys championship with an impressive triple. The 31-year-old opened the programme with a dominant win aboard 3-1 chance She’d Had Enough, followed up with victory in Race Five aboard favourite Bee Noteworthy before pairing with 2-1 bet Big Al Parker to win race six. With his latest success, the Jamaican climbed into third spot in the meet standings on 28 wins, only three adrift of Irad Irtiz Jr and right alongside second-place Kenrick Carmouche, also on 28. Maragh, who only last week won half the races on an eight-race card here, once again showed his class by taking the headlines at the eastern United States racing oval. He opened his account in style, making all the inning with chestnut filly She’s Had Enough to slam the three-year-olds by 13-1/2 lengths in a mile trip. The pair produced easy splits of 25.37 seconds for the quarter and 50.26 seconds for the half while being tracked by Unbridledadventure but began to pull away approaching the five-sixteenth pole and was never challenged thereafter. Maragh was again dominant in Race Five as he carried five-year-old bay mare Bee Noteworthy to a comfortable eight-length victory over the four-year-old and upward fillies and mares. Going six furlongs, Maragh raced Bee Noteworthy off the pace as 2-1 choice Sing For Beauty posted the early fractions. The pair then made their move at the three-sixteenth, got to the front quickly, and stormed to the finish. In contrast, in Race Six, Maragh was forced to battle before he could get five-year-old bay gelding Big Al Parker to a half-length win over the four-year-old and upwards. Going a mile, The Undersheriff made most of the running with Big Al Parker, bumped at the start by the leader, well off the pace. Maragh bided his time in the stretch before unleashing a challenge along the rails, barely getting up in the final yards to pip the leaders, with Dan the Man finishing second. The Aqueduct meet opened on New Year’s Day and wraps on March 26. SLAMMING THE RIVALSlast_img read more

Breaking News: 2 die in WCD accident

first_imgTwo men were killed in a Cornelia Ida, West Cost Demerara accident.Dead are Romeo Henry of Windsor Forest, WCD and Doesh Sukhnandan of La Jalousie, WCD.More details in Thursday January 25th edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Overseas-based Guyanese donates much needed supplies to Region 9

first_imgHundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies, among other items, was last week donated to schools located in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) by 10 female overseas-based Guyanese. Some of the benefactors were Nappi, Parishara, and Kumu primary schools, as well as nursery schools in Lethem.This open-handed idea became reality after the women read an article on on the Internet about the work of the Adolescent Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry. The 10 women who came together and made the tangible donation were Lorraine Mapp, Eurcelle Lewis, Loretta Adih, Amanda Mapp, Oni Celestin, Donna Davis, Lynette Grant, Wendella Babb, Lesney Prass and Joyce Celestin.Dr Oneka Scott, the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Officer (ag) of the Health Ministry, said on Wednesday during the handing over ceremony that the benefactors have since pledged to support the programme on another venture in 2019. The ceremony was held at the Indigenous Conference Hall in the town of Lethem.Additionally, Dr Scott also used the occasion to address pressing adolescent health matters and teenage pregnancy issues which poses a challenge to some 1000 residents of mainly the Makushi, Patamona, Wapishana, and Wai Wai Indigenous tribes.The Adolescent Health initiative’s teen pregnancy clinic and the adolescent support groups’ programmes specifically target differently-abled children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. This programme started two years ago.According to Dr Scott, the programme has been well-received in the communities where teenage pregnancy, and particularly incest, in relation to adolescent health issues are significant. She said pregnant teenage girls are more likely to drop out of school to take care of their new-born.With full support from the region’s health-care workers, teen mothers are now being cared for separately from the adult women. This has effectively enabled teens to have better personal interactions with health-care providers.Also present at the ceremony was Wilfred Toney who deputised for the 10 women in their absence and assisted in the distribution of the items, along with Shawina Davis, a nurse attached to the Adolescent Health Unit of the Ministry. She was also part of the visiting team. The items donated included haversacks, stationery, toys and clothing for the students.last_img read more

Casa Latino coming to California

first_img“It’s impossible in our mind to be an effective Latino brand without having a relatively heavy concentration in the state of California,” said CEO Robb Heering. “Clearly the L.A. area is No. 1.” Heering hopes to sell more than 100 franchises, which cost $12,500 each, in the Golden State. The deflating housing market won’t hurt the business because most of the clients will be buyers, Heering said. That Casa Latino would come to the Valley doesn’t surprise Bruce Ackerman, president of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, a nonprofit development and marketing agency in Sherman Oaks. “I think you’re going to see lots more diversification of what you and I would call mainstream businesses,” including those that cater to non-English speakers, Ackerman said after hearing Casa Latino planned to come into the state. But when Casa Latino franchises open in the Valley they will have competition, said Jim Link, executive vice president of the Southland Association of Realtors. “There are a number of Realtors and real estate firms that are active in the Latino market that speak Spanish and work very closely with the Latino community,” Link said. But Heering, who is not Latino but traces his lineage to Argentina, argues serving Latino clients is not as simple as speaking the language. “It’s not a bilingual thing,” he said. “It’s a bicultural issue we are dealing with.” Heering started Casa Latino in Connecticut after his Spanish-speaking mortgage clients complained that the real estate agents he referred them to were insensitive. The agents didn’t understand them, pushed them to buy more than they could afford, and would bristle at the idea of having extended family check out a property before buying. In 2005, he started Casa Latino, and, in November, began selling franchises. His target clientele is the largest minority in the country, he said. “There will be more Hispanics (in California) than non-Hispanics in our lifetime.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A national real estate chain that caters to Spanish speakers announced this week that it plans to open franchises in California. Casa Latino aims to join the ranks of businesses here that are geared toward Latinos but have mainstream appeal, like media outlet Univision, Vallarta supermarkets, and La Curacao department stores. Casa Latino already has eight real estate offices in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Connecticut and North Carolina. All its brokers are bilingual. The San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles are key markets for the company. About one in three people shopping for a home in the Valley is Latino, according to Raquel Magro, a longtime agent for Pinnacle Estate Properties in Northridge. last_img read more

Video: Did Diego Costa bite Gareth Barry as Everton beat Chelsea?

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa found himself mired in controversy again on Saturday night as he was sent off against Everton in their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat.The Blues star confronted Gareth Barry after a challenge and after butting the player appeared to open his mouth and place it over the midfielder’s neck.But was it a bite like those Luis Suarez has done in the past? Check out the video below and let us know in the comments… 1 Diego Costa is sent off against Everton last_img

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA STAR HELPS DCU REACH SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgPresentation Night.Friday, 19th February will see Buncrana GAA host their Presentation Night in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. This will be for presentation to all our adult teams who have seen success in 2015. It promises to be a great night with live music by The Hectics and disco afterwards. Tickets are €10 and are available from Buncrana club members and players. This is open to all and new faces are always welcome. Party starts 9pm! Contact Laurence Hegarty or Dermot Kenny for tickets. Club MembershipClub membership is now due. You can renew your membership online making it easy to do. If you wish to renew please contact the club.Club LottoLotto numbers this week were 7, 20, 26, 32. There were no winners. Next week the jackpot will be €1,100. Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Buncrana GAA had a number of its players representing the county this week. Well done to Paula McGrory who played with Donegal ladies. Also Jack O’Loughlin and Sam Doherty and Paul Nelson who were out with the Donegal Senior Hurlers. Caolan McGonagle and John Campbell featured this week in 3rd Level Competitions and have made it through to next weekend in Belfast in the semi finals of the Sigerson Cup and Trench Cup respectively. We wish Caolan and John luck next weekend in Jordanstown.Anyone who may have information on GAA in the Buncrana area around 1916 is asked to contact the club. May be of interest to some of our local Historians!Bord Na nOgAny children not yet registered please make contact with coaches. All players must be members and registered with Buncrana GAA. GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA STAR HELPS DCU REACH SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 15th, 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:DCUGAASigerson CupSportlast_img read more

HERE COME THE GONGS: DONEGAL HOTELS SWEEP UP IN WEDDING AWARDS

first_imgCO DONEGAL hotels are celebrating after sweeping the boards at the annual WeddingsOnline awards.The Silver Tassie outside Letterkenny, Solis Lough Eske and Harvey’s Point cleaned up in the awards. Lough Eske Castle scooped two awards at the third annual WeddingsOnline.ie awards as Best Castle Wedding Venue, while Noreen Lyons of the same venue scooped the prestigious Wedding Co-Ordinator of the Year.Harvey’s Point in Donegal took the big prize of the night: the Overall Wedding Venue of the Year.And the Silver Tassie was named Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year.More than 17,000 brides and grooms across Ireland voted for their Top 100 Wedding Suppliers and Top 50 Venues, who were then judged by an expert panel based on quality of work and a real wedding experience.  HERE COME THE GONGS: DONEGAL HOTELS SWEEP UP IN WEDDING AWARDS was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 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:donegal hotelsharvey’s pointsilver tassieSolis Lough Eske Castlelast_img read more

MAN INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT HAD NO TAX, NCT OR INSURANCE

first_imgLetterkenny Court.A man who was involved in a minor road accident has admitted to having no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle at a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Zintis Boradkins, 42, with an address at 90 Ballymacool Wood, Letterkenny pleaded guilty to all the offences he was charged with. Gardaí were called to the scene of a car accident which occurred on the Pearse Road on March 26, 2014.Mr Boradkins was slightly injured in the accident and was the victim in the actual crash as he was hit from behind.However, it was discovered he had no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle.The court heard Boradkins had no insurance on the vehicle because he had just recently bought the car and hadn’t sorted out transferring over his insurance to his car.The court also heard how Boradkins has two children  and is a very hard working man who strives to provide for his family.He’s had several jobs in the construction industry but is currently unemployed.The court heard how Mr Boradkins needs his car to be available for work, so he can travel to different construction sites anywhere in the county if a job opportunity came up.Judge Denis McLaughlin took into account that Mr Boradkins had no previous convictions and fined him €300.MAN INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT HAD NO TAX, NCT OR INSURANCE was last modified: November 12th, 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

There’ll be no rest for these Donegal students in a 24 hour broadcast!

first_imgThree Donegal university students are preparing for a marathon broadcast this December, where they will be staying up all night to entertain their viewers and raise money for charity.Sarah O’Dwyer, Ian Brennan and Kate Gurren, all DCU students, will be taking part in DCU’s Media Production Society’s annual ’24-Hour Broadcast’ this Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd of December.The award-winning event takes place every December in Dublin City University, with this being the eighth consecutive year for it to run. Students commit to staying on campus for 24 hours, producing a live-streamed broadcast from the School of Communications all in aid of charity. Sarah O’DwyerFor Christmas 2017, the Media Production Society has decided to hold the event in aid of SOSAD, an Irish suicide prevention and bereavement support charity.The charity was suggested by committee member Carmel Kenny who like many others has been directly affected by suicide.“I lost my Dad to suicide when I was two years old and I’ve grown up without him in my life. I’ve seen first hand how it affects everyone left behind. SOSAD is close to my heart because I want everyone to know that they have someone to talk too and can turn to in a time of need” she said.Last year the broadcast was in aid of the ‘Peter McVerry Trust’, a charity set up to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. Although the target was €5000, the society succeeded in raising over €15,300 through fundraising and donations on the night. This year the target is €7000 and the society hopes to reach, if not exceed the amount for this year’s chosen charity.Kate Gurren“For 24 hours our members get the chance to produce their own shows and make the wackiest memories they’ll have in college. The best part about it is that we get to do all of this for an amazing cause and raise some much needed funds for charities like SOSAD” said Aine Lawless, head of DCUtv.Sarah, Ian and Kate will be contributing to the broadcast in many ways. There is something for everyone to get involved in, be it filming, producing, presenting, editing, creating behind the scenes content and promoting the broadcast on social media or a little bit of everything.Ian BrennanThe broadcast is supported by a huge variety of sponsors, including Bank of Ireland who sponsor the event each year. Bank of Ireland DCU staff look forward to supporting and creating awareness for SOSAD throughout the 24 Hour Broadcast with DCU Media Production Society.DCUtv and Bank of Ireland 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of SOSAD runs from 9pm on Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd of December. To watch Sarah, Ian and Kate, go online to www.dcumps.com You can get involved with the broadcast on social media using the hashtag #DCUtv24.There’ll be no rest for these Donegal students in a 24 hour broadcast! was last modified: November 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

4602 Large net & hessian fascinator hatinator on aliceband Wedding Party Prom : Recived this yesterday and I am so pleased with it

first_imgLooks wonderful for a wedding. My fascinator today a day earlier then expected i love it it looks so classie and well worth the. Received my fascinator today a day earlier then expected i love it it looks so classie and well worth the money can not wait too wear for my son wedding on the 16th september i will definitely be buying off the seller again also well packaged absolutely beautiful thank you. Very happy with the fascinator. Ordered and it came within the week. Very happy with the fascinator. Don’t let the heads put you off the items as they do look a bit weird. Fabulous Fascinator! my fascinator today a day earlier then expected I love it it looks so classie and well worth the Recived this yesterday and I am so pleased with itMy only real gripe was te packaging was extremely poor. It had been forced into a flat pack Very happy with the fascinatorEvery woman should own a item that makes them feel the classiest girl in town4602 Large Black net & hessian fascinator hatinator on aliceband Wedding Party PromFascinator / Hatinator on HeadbandHandmade so size & shape may varysinamayGreat accessory for Weddings Mother of the Bride, Groom, Guest Thought the alice band my nip behind the ears as some do, but it’s so comfy to wear that you hardly notice your wearing it. Excellent value for money and a lovely fit. Would definitely recommend this. A very cute fascinator with wow-effect. Perfect for races and special events. Every woman should own a item that makes them feel the classiest girl in town. I wore this for my grandmothers funeral. You’ll struggle to find better quality for this kind of price. Hii ordered this fascinator last friday. . Then realised i needed it for the following saturday. I contacted the seller who was extremely helpful. The fascinator was waiting for me when i got to work on the tuesday, i love it. It’s perfect & just what i was looking for. I’d highly recommend this seller, delight to deal with & item is fantastic value for moneythank you so much again, can’t wait to wear my new fascinator to my ladies race day on saturday?. Perfect and good quality thank you. Perfect and good quality thank you. My only real gripe was te packaging was extremely poor. It had been forced into a flat pack. Very reasonable price and delivery was quick. My only real gripe was te packaging was extremely poor. It had been forced into a flat pack box and is clearly not a flat pack item, resulting in some slight damage to the overall shape. Still wearable though and overall a good buy. Recived this yesterday and i am so pleased with it. Recived this yesterday and i am so pleased with it ,well worth the money as i have seen a lot in the shops for more money and they are not a patch on this ,and it came in a box so well pleased with my purchase, you wont be disappointed with this. Much admired when worn at wedding. Fantastic value and a lovely facinator thank u. Great for the price, looks really good and certainly gives the impression of costing more. Perfect for a wedding or posh day out. Very happy with my purchase. Excellent product or service and amazing services.Fast shipping and delivery, fits very well and appears charming.Excellent, greater than i expected.last_img read more