FORMER CHAMPION jockey Dick Cardenas returned to Jamaica after a two-year absence to boot home two winners from four rides at Caymanas yesterday, including 3-5 favourite PONTIUS PILATE in the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup maiden special for two-year-olds over a mile. Cardenas, 32, left Jamaica in December 2014 after riding successfully at Caymanas Park for six years, winning the championship in 2011. “I left Churchill Downs in the United States with the intention of riding today and at next Saturday’s big Diamond Mile meet, where I will ride Bigdaddykool for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes before leaving on December 11,” he disclosed. “I was not only happy to win the opening race aboard the first of my two rides for Nunes, Mesmerize, but it was nice riding for my old stable again and reconnecting with my old friends after two years,” said the quiet Panamanian. PONTIUS PILATE, who was purchased for the record price of $5 million at the 2015 TOBA yearling sale but flopped as the 1-9 favourite on his recent debut, made most in a field of nine. The chestnut colt by Forest Danger out of Sea Treaty disposed of mid-race leader, RADICAL, entering the straight and under strong urging, held on by three-quarter length from the fast-finishing 2-1 chance PROUD OF NUCLEAR. PONTIUS PILATE, who is co-owned by Nunes and the Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh, rounded off a triple for the in-form trainer on the 10-race programme. Nunes disclosed that PONTIUS PILATE is scheduled to leave the island next February to continue his racing career in Trinidad.
… 3 months after discovery More than three months after a partially-decomposed body, believed to be that of Patrick Vyphuis, was discovered in a mining camp, in Kuribrong, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), investigators are yet to confirm the man’s identity.Baffled family members, while still trying to cope with the news of Vyphuis’s death, have since buried his 19-year-old son, who was killed in Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway a few days ago while attempting to make peace between an abusive man and his reputed wife.Odessia Spencer, Vyphuis’s sister, said she believed more ought to be done and noted that the family suspected his employers may have been involved.F Division (Interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis told Guyana Times that a DNA test was yet to be conducted as the remains suspected to be those of Vyphuis were at a mortuary in Georgetown.During a previous interview, the now dead man’s employers Alvin and Rosetta Jaisingh, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, related that he was mentally unstable.Rosetta Jaisingh explained that the man had left for the interior on July 11, 2018.She related that after he arrived at the mining camp, he began acting strange and even told them that somebody wanted to kill him.Jaisingh recalled, “He went in with my husband and when he go in, everything was okay. He cooked and so. After they reach in, everything was good. The next day now, he came to my husband and he tell him that look (names given) coming to kill meh. Me husband said he turn and tell him, bai, relax yourself nah. So, he said the night now he keep running into the bush and wan run to the creek and so.”It was further related by her that other workers at the camp attempted to control the man’s absurd behaviour, but failed.She noted that as a result of this, on July 15, 2018, they were about to escort the man to his home.“When he reach on the landing, he start running up and down at all them shops. So they (ended up) getting him back into the Cruiser and while going out now, he messed his skin up, so they stopped at a creek to wash off him, because he can’t go in the vehicle like that. So when they stop now, he run and gone in the bush,” Jaisingh said.According to her, three other employees again chased the man, but failed in their attempts to retrieve him.A report, she said, was subsequently made to the Bartica and Mahdia Police Stations. Vyphuis’s body, she added, was later discovered by a pork-knocker some four miles away from the mining site.The now dead man’s sister rebutted these allegations and stated that her brother did not suffer from any mental illnesses. The family remains shattered and is still calling for justice to be served.The body, suspected to be that of Vyphuis was discovered on July 25, 2018, clad in a white T-shirt and grey jeans, along with a pair of blue sneakers.It was later identified by his employer.
The coalition Government is offering a limited number of scholarships for the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago for the 2019-2020 academic year.Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and TobagoCurrently, law students at the University of Guyana complete the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme after which the top 25 graduates are granted entry annually into the Hugh Wooding Law School to get their LEC.However, in recent years, Guyanese students in Trinidad have been complaining bitterly about the system, particularly the limited intake when the law classes at UG are packed with close to 100 students.Additionally, they also complained about the high cost of obtaining the LEC, which is pegged at more than $3 million, and this excludes education materials, accommodation and daily expenses such as food and transportation.Nevertheless, some students will be able to offset these with the limited scholarships being offered by the Department of Public Service.Requirements for eligibility include: being the holder of the Bachelor of Laws Degree, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3, obtained within the last five years; applicants must be 35 years old or under; and must have an offer of acceptance from the Hugh Wooding Law School for the 2019-2020 academic year.Present students at the Hugh Wooding Law School must have passes for the first year of studies with at least three courses passes with Grade A.Application forms can be uplifted from the Scholarships Division at the Department of Public Service within the Ministry of the Presidency. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from the Department’s website.Completed applications must be returned to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Public Service located at Lot 164 Waterloo Street, Georgetown or submitted via the Department’s website.Over the years, the need for a local law school has been excessively highlighted and as such, Government has undertaken to step up such an institution here in a joint venture with Jamaican partners.In fact, after a run-in with the Council for Legal Education (CLE) over permission for establishment of the school, Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams had disclosed in September last year that the path has been cleared to build the local law school here. He noted that a feasibility study was completed and sent to CLE for its appraisal.Reporters were told it has been proposed that the JOF Haynes Law School be constructed on 10 acres of land provided by UG.
A West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with robbery.Fazel Shaffee appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied the charge which stated that on September 14, 2019 at New Market Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Anitta Mohan of a cellphone valued $80,000 and a bag valued $5000.The court heard that the Virtual Complainant (VC) was walking along New Market Street, Georgetown when she was approached by the 24-year-old defendant and others.According to the prosecution’s case, Shaffee demanded that the woman hand over her belongings. The prosecution is contending that in fear for her life, the VC complied with the defendant’s demands and handed over her belongings. The court heard that Shaffee and his accomplices then made good their escape. The incident was reported to the Police, who later arrested Shaffee.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman, in an application for bail to be denied, contended that a stern message needed to be sent to persons committing robberies since it is a prevalent issue.Shaffee was remanded, and the case would continue on November 2, 2019.
The Annual Spring Clean up and Registration will be held on April 27th at the Surerus Ball Diamonds from 12 until 2 p.m. Two players from each team must attend the event, at which time the $600 in league fees are due. The Annual Ump Clinic is scheduled for May 4th at Bert Ambrose Elementary. Teams in the Competitive Division require that two players attend, while teams in the Recreation Division must have four players on hand. Each team will also be receiving a roster sheet, scorebook and two game balls, and the exhibition schedule will also be passed out. – Advertisement –
During Saturday’s Municipal Election, the Municipality asked a non-binding opinion poll asking residents if they are in favour of staying on Mountain Standard Time all year round. Residents voted in favour of the question with 1096 voting yes and 371 voting no.If the Municipality changes to the Mountian Standard time zone year round, that would mean they would be on the same time as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.The results of the poll will now be used to help the Municipality decide if to move forward with the change or not.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the job on a full-time basis © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he will be judged on playing style rather than trophies if he is to land the Manchester United manager’s job on a full-time basis.Solskjaer, appointed as interim boss last month to replace the sacked Jose Mourinho, has made clear that he would love to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of this season, when his temporary arrangement is set to expire. The former United striker, on a managerial loan from Norwegian club Molde, has not spoken to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about a longer stay.However, he feels that the key to being seen as a success is to return to the attractive, attacking football that the club played for much of Alex Ferguson’s near 27-year reign as manager.Ferguson won 38 trophies before retiring in 2013 but his United team were also renowned for their positive football, which many fans felt went missing in the final year of Mourinho’s reign.Solskjaer, when asked what would constitute success and improve his chances of getting the job permanently, said: “If we get to the summer and people are talking about the way Manchester United are playing.“If the style we’re playing, it reminds us of Sir Alex’s team, if it reminds us of the successful times.”Solskjaer said he is keen to win trophies this season but suggested that the style, for now, was more important.“It has to start with the way we play because results you cannot control,” he said. “You can control how you approach the game and how you play.– Trophy hunt –“And of course, it’s about trophies — if you can get to the final of the FA Cup and get a trophy. Let’s see in May if it’s a success or not.”Solskjaer has won his first four matches at the helm, including a 2-0 victory at Newcastle on Wednesday, and hopes to extend that run when Championship strugglers Reading visit Old Trafford in the FA Cup on Saturday.However, he expects there to be setbacks as he attempts to improve United’s Premier League position from sixth over the second half of the season.“When you win games of football, you’re happy,” he said. “There will be tougher times coming, there will be tougher games coming up, we know that.“I thought the Newcastle game was a great example of us not just getting the first goal and sitting back to counter. We had to work for it and defend.”One of Solskjaer’s priorities is to improve the players’ fitness, something he plans to work on when he takes his squad to Dubai for a warm-weather training break after the Reading match.The former United striker said that high-intensity fitness training was a key part of United’s success under Ferguson, allowing them to build momentum late in the season when chasing trophies.“We can get fitter and we have to do that through the training sessions here but Dubai is a good chance because now is the first time we get a week of work together,” he said.“I still have pictures in my mind every January, the gaffer (Ferguson) with the stopwatch timing us — all of those runs,” he added.“That stood us in good stead towards the end of the season, so it is a time to work hard. Even though we’ve got plenty of games, we need to work.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER A Hawthorne school cafeteria worker who stole the identities of hundreds of dead people in a scheme to defraud the government of about $1.1 million was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday. Uzeegoa Makeba Sayles, 39, also was ordered to pay more than $600,000 in restitution. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In a May plea deal, Sayles admitted guilt to filing 204 false tax returns from 2001 to 2006. She was charged with filing only one false tax refund claim. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment. Sayles was given a lighter sentence because she admitted guilt and has no criminal history, court documents state. To create the fake tax documents, Sayles told investigators she lifted Social Security numbers and other identifying information from online databases. Then she instructed the Internal Revenue Service to deposit refunds at one of 19 bank accounts in her name and the names of family members, according to court documents. IRS agents were alerted to Sayles’ ruse last year when they discovered that several unrelated tax refunds were set to be deposited into the same bank account. They searched trash bins outside her Hawthorne home, and found copies of fake W-2 forms and other falsified tax documents, according to court records. Investigators then searched her home and conducted an interview with Sayles, during which she admitted to the crimes. Court documents state that Sayles, a mother of four, worked in the cafeteria at Ramona Elementary School in Hawthorne during the day and at a factory at night. Her attorney, Deputy Federal Public Defender John Littrell, asked the court to sentence her only to probation because she has no criminal history, had a difficult childhood and wanted to live at home to care for her children. “She knew what she was doing was wrong, but it seemed easy and consequences seemed only a remote possibility,” Littrell said. “The money Ms. Sayles received helped lift her out of poverty.” Prosecutor Mark Krause argued that Sayles’ lifestyle could not have been that humble because her stolen profits – about $100,000 per year – would have put her in the top 12 percent of the national population for income. Also, he said, Sayles told investigators she gambled most of the money. “Defendant would have the court believe that she engaged in criminal conduct as a way to supplement her two jobs and provide for her children,” Krause said. “This was a crime of greed – not love or necessity.” Los Angeles IRS Criminal Investigation Bureau spokesman Mike Moriarty said the agency has seen an increase this year of fraudulent tax refund schemes. From Oct. 1, 2006, to Sept. 30, 2007, the IRS investigated 259 similar crimes and prosecuted 198. That was up from 219 investigations, and 168 prosecutions in the previous 12 months. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal is to get another new community radio station. Rosses Community Radio is a community project which although in its infancy is moving rapidly with great momentum by the people of West Donegal.The station aims to broadcast to, but not limited to, the entire Rosses area and online to Rosses people all over the world. Organisers of the project say it will be “the Voice of the Community, the Voice of the Rosses, Your Voice.”The venture will be initially based at the Sean Teic on the Goath Dobhair Road in Dungloe.Rosses Community Radio is a not for profit venture, run by the community for the community, to inform, entertain and promote the people and the area, socially, economically and culturally.And the good new is that if you ever wanted to work in a radio station, then RCR is looking for volunteers in front or behind the microphone. “If you feel this could be something for you, please contact us,” said a spokesman.For more information simply log onto www.rossesradio.com DONEGAL TO GET ANOTHER COMMUNITY RADIO STATION was last modified: April 13th, 2013 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:dungloeRosses Radiothe Rosses
QPR have scrapped a planned pre-season visit to Thailand and will instead play in Indonesia.Rangers were due to play a match in Bangkok but have instead been forced to make alternative arrangements.Their tour will now begin in Malaysia with a match against a Sabah XI on 17 July.They will then travel to Kuala Lumpar to play Kelantan three days later and then to Surubaya in Indonesia for a friendly against Persebaya Surubaya on the 23rd.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook