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Persian Belle to go all the way

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) NUCLEAR AFFAIR/ KIMMY’S TRAIN (2) HOLOGRAM SHADOW (3) PERSIAN BELLE/MISS BOSS LADY (4) LORD CHEPSO/JUNIOR DON (5) WESTERN FAITH/MEL AGAIN (6) CANTARE/INSANE BOLT With the fancied horses falling like ninepins at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 had no takers and the carryover to tomorrow stands at $3.2 million. Meanwhile, both Super-6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The Pick-9 will be conducted from race three to 11, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6 on the Seek Back to School programme, this commencing with the Rhoel Rhoden Memorial Trophy race over 1100 metres for maiden two-year-olds. Those expected to figure prominently are KIMMY’S TRAIN (Shamaree Muir), who showed promise on her recent debut, BABY P with in-form Wesley Henry and the one I like best, the debutante NUCLEAR AFFAIR, a chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair, to be ridden by former champion Omar Walker for trainer Gary Subratie. She caught the eye at exercise in her preparation, galloping from the gates in 1:01.3 by 48.0 last Saturday morning and before that looked very easy when breezing 51/2 furlongs in 1:11.0. NUCLEAR AFFAIR should open her account at the expense of the Harry Parsard-trained KIMMY’S TRAIN. HOLOGRAM SHADOW, who has beaten better in the not too distance past and is coming off a runaway win recently, ought to be followed when he contests the second race (Seek Double Line Trophy) for high claimers over a mile. True, he faces some very fit horses in the recent winners CLASSY PROSPECT and GOLDEN BULLET as well as consistent BARS OF GOLD, who was narrowly beaten by stable-companion GOLDEN BULLET over 1700 metres last Saturday. But having won over this trip in the good time of 1:39.3 early in the season, HOLOGRAM SHADOW should gallop into an early lead with Ellis aboard and stave off hat-trick seeker CLASSY PROSPECT, who shoulders topweight with Walker aboard. The third race over 1820 metres for $350,000-$300,000 claimers looks tailored for the front running PERSIAN BELLE, who was an upset winner (24-1) over this very trip some months ago. He represents the lone speed in an eight-horse field and with the claiming apprentice Sadiki Blake riding in good form, PERSIAN BELLE should stave off MISS BOSS LADY and BATIDOR DE MUNDO, both of whom have already won over this trip. In the fourth race over the straight for the Seek Scrapbook Plague for non-winners of three four-year-olds and up, it will more than likely come down to a straight fight between old rivals LORD CHEPSO (Halledeen up) and JUNIOR DON (Blake aboard), both fully effective over the straight. Both met over the course on April 11 and the Patrick lynch-trained LORD CHEPSO was driven out to beat JUNIOR DON by half a length in a driving finish. He ventures over the straight for the first time since and is tipped to resume winning ways. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the Lynch-trained WESTERN FAITH (Halledeen up) and CANTARE with Omar Walker aboard. Their respective dangers are MEL AGAIN and INSANE BOLT.last_img read more

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Harbour View looking to seal fourth spot

first_img “I am pleasantly surprised at their frame of mind based on the fact that we lost three points in the boardroom. They are in a positive frame of mind and declared that they will go out and do what they have to do. Based on that mood, we are pretty optimistic that we will come away with a positive result,” Reynolds added. Humble Lion’s chances will be boosted by the return to fitness of the talismanic Wolry Wolfe, along with Ricardo Cousins, Andrew Vanzie and Kemeel Wolfe. Levaughn Williams has been scoring for them, especially since the enforced absence of Francois Swaby, and he will again be expected to shoulder the goalscoring burden with Swaby still out. Reno are just four points above the relegation zone and with five matches to go, that does not spell safety and they cannot afford to finish pointless against Portmore United. The veteran Bradley Stewart has lit a fire in the hearts of the Rivoli United players and they must be confident that they can get the better of Waterhouse even though they are playing away from home. Tivoli Gardens are a rejuvenated bunch under Glendon “Admiral” Bailey and are expected to make things difficult for UWI FC, and even with the free scoring Girvon Brown, they could find the going rough. Positive frame Tomorrow’s game: Former champions Harbour View will head into today’s game with the coveted possession of the fourth spot, which guarantees a place in the semi-final round of the Red Stripe Premier League if they can hold on to that at the end of the five remaining sets of games. The Stars of the East owe their position to the opportunism of Nicholas Beckett, whose late double saw off a determined Waterhouse last week. Today, they host the unfortunate Humble Lion, who held the fourth place until a boardroom decision saw them lose it and set the cat among the pigeons. In contention for that place are Humble Lion and the promoted UWI FC, who play away to the tough and hungry Tivoli Gardens. Pole position is what Harbour View currently enjoy and, according to coach Ludlow Bernard, they will do all to hang on to it. “I consider this game just as important as the others that follow, and we will treat all of them as if they are going to be our last game. The approach will be a very aggressive one,” a confident Bernard told The Sunday Gleaner. With the exception of Brian Brown, Harbour View have found reliable goalscorers hard to identify, but Bernard appears unconcerned about that. “Goalscoring has been an issue, yes, and we are hoping that others will share that burden. Beckett came up big in the last game and he will be playing in a more advanced role. “We will be creating chances for sure, but you have to consider that we will be playing against a team that is very mean and do not give up a lot of opportunities. That will make our chances more difficult, but we are confident that we have the personnel that will be incisive enough to create and convert chances,” Bernard said. For Humble Lion’s Vassell Reynolds, this game is a massive one for his team, but he is confident that his players are up for the challenge. “This is big, big, big, owing to the fact that we are three points off a semi-final spot. At this stage of the competition, three points are as precious as gold,” Reynolds said. Today’s games: • 3:30 p.m: Reno vs Portmore United – Frome Complex – 6:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Humble Lion – Harbour View Stadium – 3:30 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI FC – Edward Seaga Complex – 6 p.m: Waterhouse vs Rivoli United – Drewsland Stadium – 8:40 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Boys Town – Anthony Spaulding Complexlast_img read more

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Sharapova downs battling 39-year-old Schnyder at US Open

first_imgMaria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Patty Schnyder, of Switzerland, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Maria Sharapova shattered the fairytale return of 39-year-old Patty Schnyder at the US Open on Tuesday, winning a roller-coaster first round clash 6-2, 7-6 (8/6).Schnyder, the oldest ever player to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying, was outgunned by the five-time major champion in the first set and for the majority of the second.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms However, she bravely battled back from 1-5 down to 6-6, showing the sort of ability and court-craft which won her 11 titles and once took her to seven in the world rankings.She even saved three match points in the tiebreaker before Sharapova’s 23rd winner of the night sealed victory shortly before midnight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“My average match against her is like two hours and 20 minutes so I knew I was in for a battle no matter what my story is or hers,” said Sharapova who is now 21-0 in US Open night sessions.“I knew we’d go out and relive the battles against each other. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “It doesn’t really feel that special,” said Schnyder. “It doesn’t feel like I have been gone for a while as tennis is a passion of my life.”“Times passes really quickly and it doesn’t seem it’s eight years since I last played Maria.”Schnyder was watched on Tuesday by three-year-old daughter Kim.“She enjoyed it. She saw herself up on the big screen,” added Schnyder who does not know if her return to the tour will be permanent.Her focus, she said, will be on her daughter.“It’s more fun for me to get to know her world rather than her having to get to know my world of tennis.”Understandably there were a few nerves on both sides on Tuesday.Sharapova, the 2006 US Open champion, served up three double faults in the first game with the opening four games of the contest all breaks of serve.The Russian 22nd seed steadied the ship with two more breaks, pocketing the first set with Schnyder losing all four of her service games and failing to hit a single winner.Schnyder finally held serve for 1-1 in the second set before retrieving the breaks to get to 5-5. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 “I know what a competitor she is and to come back on the tour is very admirable.”Left-hander Schnyder made her US Open bow in 1997 — the year of the deaths of Princess Diana in Paris and Mother Teresa in Kolkata.It was the year that Mike Tyson infamously nibbled on Evander Holyfield’s ear while Twitter was still nine years away.Schnyder made the quarter-finals in New York in 1998 and 2008 before retiring in 2011.Tuesday’s match was her first main draw appearance at the US Open since 2010 and her first against Sharapova in a decade.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “She still has incredible hands and moves incredibly well for being out of he game for so long,” added Sharapova.“It took me like 15 years to drop shot Patty Schnyder and win a point.”Sharapova will face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea for a place in the last 32.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PSL swimmers create huge waves in Singapore championships Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Shop owner charged for murder

first_imgA 46-year-old shop owner appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was not required to plead to a murder charge that was recorded against him.Troy Wharton of Lot 198 Wisrock Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), is accused of killing Mark Jacobus on May 31, 2019, at Kuribrong Landing, Region Nine.Accused: Troy WhartonDead: Mark JacobusThe accused was represented by Attorney-at-Law Trenton Lake, who requested the court to provide any evidence in the matter since he was surprised that his client was charged for manslaughter instead.Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels stated that on the day in question, at Karibrong Landing, the now dead man was imbibing alcohol at a shop owned by the accused during which he requested credit but was refused.At that point, the now dead man reportedly attempted to enter the shop and in retaliating, the owner armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the man several chops about the body. He was rushed to a health centre where he later succumbed to his injuries.The prosecutor also revealed that the investigator reported that the now dead man was armed with a gun.However, Wharton was remanded to prison and his next court appearance is slated at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on June 14, 2019.last_img read more

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Govt stonewalls Opposition’s questioning on budget cuts

first_imgConstitutional agencies– sitting delayed by disagreement over missing informationThe examination of Capital estimates got off to a rocky start at the 99th Sitting of the National Assembly on Monday, and continued with the Parliamentary Opposition’s questions about budget cuts for specific agencies being stonewalled by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.Several questions were put to the minister — including requests for details on the formula and rationale used for cutting the agencies’ budget requests, and the economic outlook — but they made little headway, as Jordan constantly referred to the Finance Ministry’s documented comments on the cuts.In comments made when the cuts were made, the Finance Ministry had noted that “the recommended allocation takes into account the economic outlook for 2019 for revenue, expenditure, growth in the economy, consideration of the agency’s request within national development priorities, and annualisation of salaries.”On the matter of cuts from the proposed $1.8 billion budget request for the Parliament Office, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira asked the minister for the economic outlook in 2018. Jordan would only say that the outlook is a positive one, with increases in revenue. Nevertheless, the minister noted that the request had exceeded available revenue.When asked by Opposition Parliamentarian Juan Edghill whether information from the Parliament Office had informed his cuts to its proposal, the minister resorted to the quote mentioned above. When Edghill rephrased the question, Jordan would only say he had taken into account the budgetary needs of the executive, and subventions as well as the economic outlook. He added that he was not responsible for the priorities of the Parliament Office in regard to spending the money.Asked if the Parliament Office staff had submitted documents during their engagement with the Ministry, Jordan said, “You’ll appreciate I’m in charge of policy and not the nitty gritty of what goes on in my office. I think I’m the wrong person they’re asking. I cannot answer that essentially. What I do know is that whatever was budgeted, they got what was budgeted.”Teixeira also made an attempt to have the Parliament Office’s budget restored. She moved a motion, seconded by Parliamentarian Juan Edghill, for the office’s original budget proposal of $1.8 billion to be passed untouched. The Government side, however, voted down the motion.SuspensionEarlier in the day, the Government and Opposition had clashed when it was revealed that they would proceed with the debate on financial allocations for constitutional bodies without taking into account the report of the Business subcommittee of the Committee of Supply.When she addressed the matter, Teixeira noted that the Opposition had no wish to delay the budget of these bodies. She said there was an understanding at a previous subcommittee meeting, and that the Opposition should have the information at hand.Meanwhile, Opposition MP and subcommittee member Edghill decried the disadvantage at which the members were placed due to the absence of the report and accompanying information. He called for it to be made available forthwith. As a result, the stalemate forced a suspension of the sitting until further notice.The suspension was taken, and the Sitting eventually resumed at approximately 17:30h, when Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, informed the assembly that there had been little progress. But efforts to proceed despite the absence of the information caused Opposition Parliamentarian Priya Manickchand to stress the need to follow procedure.“The last time we met here, which was over two weeks ago, at 1:30am we raised this issue and we had over a half-hour discussion going back and forth. It was unresolved. We were very clear that the law that binds us all in this National Assembly was very clear about how we must receive this. We said to you very clearly that documents that come before us must be the ones that are submitted.“The Finance Minister has no jurisdiction, no right, no ability, to alter that and present it to us in a document him, or you, or anyone in the Parliament Office thinks will be convenient. What the law says is we must get it as it is submitted. We do not have that. If we’re to represent the people of this country, we must see what was submitted,” Manickchand stressed.When the Sitting finally resumed at 18:30 hrs, Scotland revealed that they still had not reached an agreement, but would nevertheless move forward with the review of the allocations. As it turned out, however, the budgets for the constitutional agencies were passed, inclusive of cuts.Sixteen constitutional agencies submitted requests for monies out of the upcoming 2019 Budget, amounting to $13.2 billion. Finance Ministry budget cuts left only $11.4 billion from that sum. Among the agencies that had their budgets cut were the Parliament Office, the Audit Office of Guyana, the Guyana Elections Commission, and the Supreme Court of Judicature. (Jarryl Bryan)last_img read more

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Govt has to resign and call elections in 3 months – PM

first_imgFollowing Friday evening’s passage of the No-confidence Motion filed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Coalition, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Government will uphold the law.This means, in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana, the Coalition Administration will have to resign and call national elections within the next three months. Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution states, respectively: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.” And “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”During the voting of the Opposition-filed motion against the APNU/AFC, Government Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud voted in favour with the PPP, thus passing the motion.Persaud is a member of the AFC party.UnpredictableAt an emergence press conference after the adjournment of Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo posited that while the outcome was unpredictable, it must be accepted.“Guyanese must understand that the democratic process is sometimes unpredictable. You may have results that are not planned for… but the outcome has to be accepted… It may be a surprise to some, it may be a shock to others, it may be welcomed by some and others may rejoice over the results but that is how democracy works and we are fully committed to the rule of law,” he posited.Nevertheless, he noted that Government will remain in office until such time that a date for elections is set. In the meantime, he posited, the coalition will have to deliberate on its options going forward.“This is a matter that will engage the attention of the Government and our legal advisors as to what are the options available and what is the timeline for those options,” the Prime Minister, surrounded by Government Ministers and MPs in the Committee Room of the Parliament Chambers, told reporters.Nagamootoo went on to recognise that the process within the House was “open and transparent”, adding that it was a robust debate involving speakers on both sides – the end of which, the parliamentary democracy triumphed.Support still thereNevertheless, the Government took the time to alert the nation that they will be going back to the polls and the coalition will be returning to the “grounds”. In fact, the Prime Minister said they are confident the support that they got in 2015 is still there.“The 2015 support base has not reneged from the party, has not moved away. We will know that in the national elections but we have every reason to believe that the support we enjoyed in 2015 and even greater support [will be there]… So we have to go down into the elections. That is how politicians would expect to behave in situations such as these that we retain our confidence, our optimism. We have suffered a setback here, it is not an ordinary setback. This is a serious political setback but then we move on and we mobilise and strengthen our base in preparation for new polls,” he stated.Security for Charrandas PersaudIn the meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has assured that “all security arrangements” were put in place to escort Persaud wherever he wanted to go.“I also understand that he’s leaving the country early in the morning and that arrangement is apparently being taken care of and so that also will be taken care of. I spoke to the Commissioner of Police on the matter and he has indicated to me every security arrangement will be made. We understand the immediacy and vulnerability of Charrandass and that certainly will be taken care of,” Ramjattan, Chairman of the AFC, said.On this note, the Government called on citizens to maintain the peace and good order during this time.“We want nothing to happen that would affect our stability and peace and we want nothing to happen that would affect the business community in this particularly bright business and lots of activities in the streets.”last_img read more

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Bissan’s Trading supports Malteenoes Cricket Academy

first_imgBissan’s Trading of 94 King Street, Georgetown has come on board the sponsorship team in support of this year’s two-week Malteenoes Cricket Academy, which starts on July 23.Bissoon SinghBissan’s Trading Proprietor Bissoon Singh said he played some cricket at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) as a leg-spinner before getting into cricket administration because he wanted to help the development of cricket in Guyana, especially on the East Coast of Demerara where he holds a prominent position in the cricketing fraternity.“This is a great concept and I know how much the youngsters will learn from this and hopefully some players from this Academy will go on to play at the highest level. The East Coast Board has held summer camps in the past and I wish Malteenoes all the best,” said Singh.The sponsorship cheque was collected by Malteenoes’ Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sean Devers, who thanked the company for its contribution, adding that he knew Singh wanted to see cricket strive in Guyana.The Malteenoes Cricket Academy was launched in July 1993 in recognition of the Club’s motto, “Our Youth, Our Future” and caters for males and females aged 6-13 and 14-18.Registration is $3000 and lunch and snacks will be provided. The Academy caters for 90 students and registration closes on July 20.It will include classroom and field work, which will provide participants with the tools to become cricketers, umpires, scorers, journalists and broadcasters, all of which can be well-paid careers.National U-17 Coach Orin Bailey is the Head Coach, while former Test pacer Colin Stuart, Guyana Head Coach Esuan Crandon and a NSC qualified Coach will conduct technical and physical sessions and facilitators will discuss on Education, Social Skills, Health and Hygiene, Etiquette, Child Protection, Law and History of Cricket, Umpiring and Scoring.The Academy has produced Test players Ramnaresh Sarwan and Ryan Ramdass along with former USA Captain Steve Massiah while Azeemul Hannif and Ricardo Mohamed have played First-Class Cricket. Parents or guardians can uplift registration forms from the Malteenoes Sports Club in Thomas Lands or call 225-6509.last_img read more

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Bruins go perfect at Pauley

first_imgLOS ANGELES – UCLA introduced its 1967 championship team for a 40-year anniversary salute, the student section serenaded – OK, pleaded with – junior guard Arron Afflalo for “one more year,” and Stanford helped make it a festive afternoon by offering little resistance. Overlooked in the ovations for past and current UCLA stars was the quasi-achievement none of the Bruins cared about. “We’ve still got two (regular season) games left, and those could affect us for the seeding,” Bruins point guard Darren Collison said. “We’re looking more towards the future.” Afflalo led the Bruins with 20 points, making 4 of 7 from 3-point range and scoring like he always does – devoid of the spectacular and within the flow of the offense. His 3-pointer to begin the second half pushed UCLA’s lead to 39-33, and the party atmosphere continued throughout. One thought on many people’s mind after the Bruins extended their lead to 50-40 on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s dunk wasn’t a 16-0 home mark or the program’s 29th conference title, but whether this was Afflalo’s last game at Pauley Pavilion. As he’s done throughout the season, Afflalo deflected the NBA talk. “I’ve had a fun time here, but I’m just happy to be in the moment right now and competing for this Pac-10 championship,” Afflalo said. “I haven’t thought too much about (leaving for the NBA). That’s something we’ll answer in due time. I’m just enjoying the time now.” Stanford was led by Brook Lopez’s 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting, but the rest of the Cardinal (17-10, 9-7) went 13 of 31 from the field and committed 16 turnovers. Second-leading scorer Anthony Goods, who scored 20 points in Stanford’s victory over UCLA last month, missed his fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury. “I thought we played good basketball overall,” Stanford coach Trent Johnson said. “We had some ill-advised turnovers. (UCLA) had a lot of energy. They outrebounded us. I don’t like to make excuses, but Anthony is important to our team. But we have to go out and play the game.” The last time UCLA went unbeaten at home was the 1974-75 season, when it finished 15-0 in coach John Wooden’s final year. Of course, along with perfection comes greater expectations. Of the nine UCLA teams to go undefeated at home, eight reached the Final Four and seven won the national title. brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We don’t play to win co-championships,” Bruins wing Josh Shipp said. “We play to win it outright. “This wasn’t about being co-champion. We don’t really care about that. We want to win the championship.” The Bruins (25-3, 14-2 Pac 10) can win the title for the second consecutive season by winning either Thursday at second-place Washington State or Saturday at Washington. UCLA could secure the No. 1 seed in next month’s Pac-10 tournament if Oregon defeated Washington later in the day, but the Bruins’ focus isn’t on getting a prime seed at Staples Center. Instead, the Bruins continue to seek the West’s top seed for the NCAA tournament and a path to the Final Four that would run through UCLA-friendly Sacramento and San Jose. center_img No. 4 UCLA completed its first perfect home season in more than three decades by soundly beating Stanford 75-61 in front of 12,001 Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, clinching at least a share of the Pacific-10 Conference title. It’s just that no one at UCLA seemed the least bit interested in the Pac-10 title part. last_img read more

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Mourinho backs early close to transfer window

first_img0Shares0000“So again, I repeat, I’m not a market man, but as a football manager I would like it to close before the first match,” said Mourinho in reference to the transfer window © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 18 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed calls for the Premier League to close its transfer window before the season starts, rather than at the end of August.Several English top-flight clubs have called for the move in order to minimise disruption once the season gets under way and they are due to vote on the proposal at the start of next month. It would put the Premier League at odds with the rest of Europe, but Mourinho played down the threat of European clubs poaching players without the selling clubs having time to sign replacements.“My opinion is we have to adapt to the situation, it doesn’t matter what,” Mourinho told his weekly press conference at United’s Carrington training base on Friday.“But as a football manager and not a market man — just a football man, just as somebody who wants to work with the team, work with the players — I would prefer the window to close as soon as possible.“So everybody knows the players we have and the deals will be done earlier and nobody would be waiting for the last week.“And we wouldn’t have the situation of sometimes a player plays game number one for a team and game number two for another team.“And the question marks somebody puts, if other leagues don’t close at the same time, are we in danger of losing players in the last couple of weeks?“My question is, how many clubs in the world are powerful enough to buy the best players in the Premier League? The answer I think is very obvious.“So the risk is minimal and even those powerful clubs have to know if we can’t buy players after, let’s say the 14th or 15th of August, we’re not going to sell.“So if they are interested in players from the Premier League, they also have to do it before the limit.“So again, I repeat, I’m not a market man, but as a football manager I would like it to close before the first match.”– ‘I’m happy with squad’ –Mourinho has had a successful transfer window so far, bringing in Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku to bolster his defence, midfield and forward line.Matic and Lukaku both impressed on their debut last weekend, the latter scoring twice in a 4-0 home win over West Ham United.Mourinho is also in the market for a wide player and United have been strongly linked with a move for Inter Milan’s Croatian winger Ivan Perisic.But with United not prepared to meet Inter’s £48 million ($61.6 million, 52.7 million euros) asking price, Mourinho believes they will not buy any more players this month.“I don’t think we are (in the market), unless something happens to put us in the market again,” said Mourinho, whose side visit Swansea City on Saturday.“I told (executive vice chairman) Mr Woodward my plans were four (new players), but I also told him be cool, no pressure from me, do what you think is best for the club.“We will be together again for another transfer window in January and next summer, so no pressure from me at all. I’m happy with the squad we have. I’m ready to go without the fourth player.“If we are out of the market, I’m fine, I’m ready.”Mourinho revealed injured pair Ashley Young and Luke Shaw will play in an under-23 game against Swansea on Monday, paving the way for them to return to first-team action after the forthcoming international break.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: MARK MCGINLEY IN EXCELLENT FORM TO WIN AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:It has been another great week of weather in Dunfanaghy. Most people on the course over the last week have been fortunate to be playing in summer conditions and the course is in excellent condition.There was a great turnout for the Stewart Bam GOY competition last Sunday. The Top Twenty GOY competition is building momentum with every golfer trying to qualify for the end of year competition. Well done to the prize winners. The Club wishes St. Michaels the best of luck this Sunday in the county football quarter Final against Dungloe. All roads lead to Ballybofey on Sunday evening. Best of luck to the Reserves who play on Saturday Evening. The Men’s Captain –v- Presidents competition is on Saturday 25th of October 2014. This will be run in a 4BBB format and there is a sign on sheet on the notice board for anyone wishing to take part. All names need to be on the sign on sheet before Thursday the 23rd of October 2014. The time sheet is booked from 12.08am to 13.04pm to accommodate this competition. This competition was a great success in years gone by. We have moved it to the Halloween weekend because there was so much golf happening in August. Let’s see if we can get this competition up and running again and enjoy the evening in the clubhouse after the golf.I can confirm that there is a sheet regarding anyone interested in the Gaeltacht league is now on the notice board. Please make sure to put your name and contact details on the sheet if you are interested in playing the league this winter. Sorry about the delay.We are started sociable evenings on the Friday evenings in the clubhouse again. The clubhouse will open from 4pm from this Friday onwards. There will be free bites for anyone that comes to the clubhouse on the Friday evenings. What better way to start the weekend.The Winter Open 4BBB competition has just started on the 1st of October. This competition is great because you can play any day of the week, with whoever you want and as many times as you want until you qualify. There are four monthly winners each month who go forward to the Grand Final on the 21st of June 2014. The first three pairs qualify automatically and then the fourth pair will be the best recorded score by a 4BBB made up of club members each month. The 4BBB can be any combination and it would be great to see mixed pairs taking part as a follow on from the great competition ran by John and Cheryl Chambers this summer. All details of the competition can be seen on posters displayed in the clubhouse. Results:Wednesday 8th OctoberOpen Single Stableford1st Mark McGinley 42pts2nd Donal Boyle 39pts Gross Colin Higgs 27pts3rd Cairns Witherow 38pts botCat Frank Kelly 36pts1st 9 Neil Gallagher 21pts 2nd 9 Kyle Barton 20ptsCSS 37ptsSaturday 11th October4BBB Stroke1st Don Sheridan/Kevin James 61CSS N/QSunday 12th OctoberStewart Bam Cup V Par1st Eamonn Hunter 5 up bot2nd Vincent Malone 5 up botGross Shaun McGinley 4 down3rd Shaun McColgan 5 upCat Patrick Hunter 3 up1st 9 MJ McGinley 3 up2nd 9 Liam McKillion 4upCSS 2 up (66/38pts)Competitions this coming week:The competitions are as follows:• Wednesday 15st October Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 18th October 4BBB Competition• Sunday 19th Monthly medal CompetitionJuvenile Notes; It was a case of normal service restored on Saturday last with James Sweeney very steady Golf to win the Juvenile competition from Conor Hanna who edged out Carlos on BOT. In the Cadet Section Oisin Cannon edged out Andy Ward who had the shot of the day on the 16th. Another graduation from the Cadets is getting close.GOLF NEWS: MARK MCGINLEY IN EXCELLENT FORM TO WIN AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: October 15th, 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

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