Talented youngsters win South East Skills Final

first_img Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Name Ufford Park Golf Club Aylesbury Vale Golf Club Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Caiden Gant Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club West Herts Golf Club Tour 15 to 17 yrs Cranfield Golf Centre Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club Tour 15 to 17 yrs Tour 12 to 14 yrs Saskia Jones Khadeejah Khan Ben Franklin Ivy Rose Neary Langdon Hills Golf Club Three Rivers Golf Club Harry Wood Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 12 to 14 yrs Heather Kielty Rookie 8 yrs & under Maddy Simpson George Fricker 8 Aug 2014 Talented youngsters win South East Skills Final Rookie 8 yrs & under Milly Woad Fairlop Waters Golf Club Clare Wilkie Nicola Dalzell Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Ashley Chalmers Tour 15 to 17 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, in Hertfordshire, hosted 24 boys and girls for the England Golf South East Regional Skills Final, supported by FootJoy. The youngsters qualified for the event after competing in two National Skills Challenge events at their home clubs earlier in the year. The boy and girl winners from each age group will now attend the Skills Challenge National Final on Saturday 6th September, at the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. They are: Rookie 8 years & under Jamie Burchell – Cranfield Golf Centre, Essex Saskia Jones – Farnham Golf Club, Surrey Rookie 9 to 11 years Harry Wood – Langdon Hills Golf Club, Essex Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Tour 12 to 14 years Joe Platt – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Maura Burns Zaragoza – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Tour 15 to 17 years Harvey Platt – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager, commented: “Everyone at FootJoy would like to congratulate those players who have managed to progress through to the National Skills final and wish them every success. “We have once again been delighted to support all players who have entered the skills challenge at the varying regional events and wish all players every success with the development of their golf game. “There is a perfect synergy between the National Skills Challenge and FJ’s The Mark of a Player mantra, by teaching the next generation of golfers the key fundamentals which will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the game of golf.” The England Golf National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, has over 850 golf clubs and 6,500 juniors registered to take part.   The Skills Challenge aims to make practice fun for young golfers and consists of 10 activities, which clubs run for their junior players. These support skill development and also provide encouragement to practice.  Golf clubs which run Skills Challenge events within two specific dates input their players’ scores onto an online leaderboard, which identifies the juniors who qualify for the regional finals. The Regional Final at Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club turned out to be a real challenge, using the superb practice area, putting green and driving range facilities.  For further details on Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club and their facilities visit www.chesfielddownsgolf.co.uk. FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, supports England Golf’s National Skills Challenge and kindly supplies products and prizes to all players who qualify for the Regional and National Finals. For more information on the National Skills Challenge please click here. Please find below a list of all participating players from the South East Regional Skills Final. Fairlop Waters Golf Club Farnham Golf Club Ufford Park Golf Club Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Harvey Platt Maura Burns Zaragoza Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Molly Dixon Joe Platt JR Ellis Patrick Arundel Tour 12 to 14 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 15 to 17 yrs Grace Fricker Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club Costessey Park Golf Club Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 15 to 17 yrs Rookie 8 yrs & under Jamie Burchell Age Category Farnham Golf Club Joshua Robertson Golf Club Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 15 to 17 yrs Ufford Park Golf Club Betchworth Park Golf Club Dylan Green Three Rivers Golf Club Will Bradfield Deangate Ridge Golf Club Boyce Hill Golf & Country Clublast_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Peter Cantrell of Dallas, TX. -30- KENT DESORMEAUX, MISS SOUTHERN MISS, WINNER: “We have always been very, very fond of her. She works lights out but unfortunately, when she gets behind horses on the dirt, the spray sets her off. It wasn’t good for her mentally but on the grass, she just canters around there. She settled down the backside and never did take a deep breath today. She’s very talented and I guess she just needed a little grass under her feet.“I hope she’s going to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf because I’d love to rider her there.“Exaggerator certainly created a whole family of love for us, I know that. Two country boys from the small town of Maurice, Louisiana…I’m just happy for WinStar Farm to acquire him because he’s one of the quickest horses I’ve ever ridden. From zero to 100 in just two jumps. He’s very, very fast.”             KEITH DESORMEAUX, MISS SOUTHERN MISS, WINNER: “According to her pedigree, she’s supposed to run like this. I tell you what, since the two year old crop came in there’s never been a doubt as to who is number one in the barn. So yeah, we expected it.“The key was Kent today. If you watch her other races it was a struggle for him to get her to relax. And, even though he had a strong hold of her today, she seemed to be relaxed. I had a lot of confidence that she’d continue her run home. And, it’s the pedigree! It’s nice to see that kind of stuff come to fruition. She had them beat at the eighth pole. That’s cool.“She’s been so exciting to have in the barn and she has all the things you want in a racehorse. I actually thought we’d see that on the dirt but she leveled off, didn’t she? But she’s going to be a really good horse on this turf.”center_img TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTESlast_img read more

Kyle Walker apologizes for his sex party in quarantine

first_imgDifferent English media brought to light information and photos about a party of a sexual nature of the defender of the City, ignoring the warnings of the authorities of confinement and social distancing to avoid the spread of the virus. The player himself published on his social networks the message of ‘stay at home’, but a day earlier he would have organized said party at his house. Manchester City player Kyle Walker apologized this Sunday after the news appeared in the media that he organized a party last week, in the midst of crisis and quarantine messages to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while his club announced that it will open an internal file for the player. The English international issued a statement of regret. “I want to publicly apologize for my performances in my private life last week that have been in the press today“Walker says in a statement collected by Sky Sports.” I understand that my position as a professional soccer player brings with it a responsibility to lead by example. There are heroes out there saving lives and these weeks I have tried to support them and highlight their sacrifice. My actions go against what emergency confinement should beBut I want to reiterate the message: “Stay home, be safe,” he added.Similarly, Manchester City issued another statement in which he considered himself alluded to the acts of his footballer, against “club efforts to support health services in the fight against coronavirus”. “Kyle’s performance runs counter to these efforts. We are disappointed and will open an internal disciplinary record in the coming days,” the club said.last_img read more

“We don’t have to obsess over the return of sport”

first_imgJoaquín Caparrós went through the microphones of “The spar” of the SER chain to comment on the break in sport due to the coronavirus and his start as coach of Armenia.Return: “We do not have to obsess over the return of sport, that everyone recovers. When everything is solved then it will be seen, sport is now not the second” Interests: “It is showing that what prevails is the economic issue. It is sad”Selection of Armenia: “It is giving us time to meet the players, watch videos and their games. Most of them play in the minor leagues”Confinement: “I am with video calls, with the challenge of flour, the challenge of lemon … getting used to it like everyone”last_img

Guyana to host Int’l Congress on Biodiversity in August

first_imgGuyana is set to host the largest gathering of experts on biodiversity of the Guiana Shield at the fourth International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield from August 8 to 12, the local United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office has announced.The Congress, which was officially launched on Friday, will be held under the theme: “Leveraging our high endemicity, cultural diversity and intact ecosystems for inclusive growth and secure futures.”Organisers at the launch of the IV International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana ShieldThe week-long event will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, and it is anticipated that more than one hundred papers will be presented along with poster displays, discussion and capacity building sessions.Leading scientists, practitioners, policymakers and students in a variety of fields will be among the hundreds from around the globe expected to be in attendance. These include biomimicry expert, Dr Dayna Baumeister; forest policy professor, Dr Robert J Lilieholm and Dr Russell A Mittermeier, world renowned primatologist and conservation expert.The Congress discourse will cover the state of biodiversity and ecological functions of the Guiana Shield, biodiversity and communities: contribution and role of local and indigenous communities, biodiversity and climate, mainstreaming biodiversity in sustainable development, and gender and vulnerable groups.The Guiana Shield is one of Earth’s oldest geological formations, and is the single largest block of tropical forest remaining on the planet. The region is one of the most biologically rich and diverse in the world; with its pristine forests, largely uncontaminated aquatic ecosystems, and other intact ecosystems. It is also home to many rare and unique species. A variety of indigenous and other communities depend, some almost exclusively, on its environment for their livelihood.Over the past two decades, however, countries of the Shield have sought to intensify exploitation of their natural resources as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting socio-economic development. This has resulted in emergence of a multiplicity of challenges, including land use conflicts and biodiversity loss.The International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield was last held in Paramaribo, Suriname in August 2013. Macapa City, in the Brazilian state of Amapa, hosted the second congress in 2010, and Venezuela was the host of the inaugural congress in 2006.The Guyana Society for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (GSBE) is coordinating the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Congress. The LOC includes the Natural Resources Ministry, UNDP, Iwokrama International Centre, University of Guyana, and the local offices of Conservation International and World Wildlife Fund Guianas.Sponsorship of the Congress is being sought. Significant contributions have already been received from the Government of Guyana, through the Ministries of the Presidency and Natural Resources. Pledges and contributions have also been received from WWF-Guianas, UNDP, Caricom and Camex Restaurant Inc.GSBE is a local chapter of the International Biodiversity Society of the Guiana Shield (IBG) – established with a view to addressing a multiplicity of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental issues confronting the Guiana Shield region.Registered as a friendly-benefit Society, the GSBE is a non-governmental, charitable and non-profit making body. It promotes conservation, research and wise management of biological diversity and ecosystems in Guyana and the wider Guiana Shield through its affiliations with partner associations in the region and beyond.last_img read more

Tom Woewiyu Denied Bail

first_imgJucontee Thomas Woewiyu has been denied bail by a US court. Mr. Woewiyu, a former spokesman for the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) is facing a potentially lengthy prison term in the United States for alleged immigration fraud.He was planning to run for Senate in the upcoming special senatorial election.And despite living for the last four decades as a legal permanent resident in Delaware County, he and his wife maintain extensive real estate holdings, including a rubber farm in Liberia.”He is very, very much involved in public life in Liberia,” said prosecutor Linwood C. Wright. “He has an infrastructure there [Liberia] that is more substantial than what he has here [US].”On Friday, a U.S. magistrate judge agreed and ordered Woewiyu, 69, held without bond while he awaits trial on allegations he lied to immigration officers about his past with Taylor,  who is serving a 50-year term in a British prison.But in arguing for his release, Woewiyu’s lawyer, Benjamin G. Perez, suggested that what government attorneys misunderstood was that having a life on both sides of the Atlantic is the norm for much of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s 15,000-member Liberian expatriate community.In the African hair salons and grocery stores that have sprung up along thoroughfares such as Woodland Avenue, shoppers tell tales of family living here and there. Rivalries cross oceans, and men in T-shirts and jeans are equally likely to introduce themselves as café owners or dignitaries from nations thousands of miles away.Such was the manner in which Liberian expat Jeffrey Harmon introduced himself Friday in the hallway of the federal courthouse.”This is all political,” he said of Woewiyu’s arrest. “This all has to do with politics back at home.”His concerns mirrored conspiracy theories snaking their way through the Liberian immigrant community in the days since Woewiyu’s arrest. Homeland Security detained him Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport as he returned from a campaign trip to Monrovia, Liberia’s capital.The charges against him stem from a 2006 application for U.S. citizenship. Asked on the form whether he had ever advocated for the toppling of a foreign government or persecuted minority groups, Woewiyu said no.Prosecutors, however, call him a war criminal – linking him to the worst atrocities of Taylor’s regime.Throughout back-to-back civil wars that wracked Liberia from 1989 to 2003, Woewiyu served as the U.S.-based spokesman and defense minister to Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia.The party had mounted a violent campaign to wrest control from Taylor’s predecessor, Samuel Doe, in 1996, but then turned its weapons on countrymen in an effort to hold on to power – executing political opponents, conscripting boys into child armies, and forcing girls into prostitution. Taylor was convicted of those crimes by an international court in 2012. Woewiyu – who served as labor minister in Taylor’s government and president pro tempore of the Senate before breaking politically with Taylor – remained here.For years, he has resided with his wife in a two-story home in Collingdale. They have enjoyed a prominent role in Delaware County’s immigrant community.He earned a bachelor’s degree in labor studies from Rutgers University in 1981. He is pursuing a master’s from Pennsylvania State University while earning a living through real estate development.Six of his grown children also live in the United States. One is a lieutenant in the Navy.”I am very surprised,” said the Rev. Moses Dennis of Faith Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Lansdowne, which caters to a large Liberian congregation. Woewiyu occasionally attended services at there.”He comes across very genuine,” Dennis said. “He’s a politician. A politician, you know.”Others preferred to keep their opinions to themselves, fearful that anything said here could mean trouble for family abroad. For, as U.S. prosecutors said Friday, Woewiyu maintains a high profile in his homeland.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ORANGE Unveils Youth-focused Promotion, 50 Cent Scratch Cards

first_img– Advertisement – Orange Liberia has officially unveiled its newest offer to the Liberian public. The new offer called “MyClique” was unveiled at a press conference held at the company’s headquarters on Capitol Bye- Pass in Monrovia.The MyClique package allows customers to activate 24 hours of unlimited calls & SMS within Orange network, as well as Free Facebook and WhatsApp for only 50 cents.Announcing the new offer, Orange’s Communications Strategist Dr. Kimmie Weeks stated that Orange had decided that its first offer would be youth focused and youth oriented.“I am proud to be a part of a company that has decided that its first major offer after entering the Liberian telecommunications market would be youth driven.  This is unprecedented and has never been done before,” he said.Weeks observed that after its nationwide survey, it became apparent to Orange that there were still many young people who wanted to be in touch with their friends and close relatives but who still could not afford the $1 for 3 days.  “We know the 3 days is already very affordable, but we know there are still some young people who cannot get that $1, this is why we have come up with the MyClique offer to provide them another way to easily stay in touch with their friends and loved ones,” Weeks said.Weeks also said Orange was introducing new 50 cents scratch cards into the Liberian market but encouraged customers to also utilize the e-recharge program as they would also be able to get a 500% bonus on each transaction.In addition, Weeks noted that Orange Liberia had released a wide range of devices to fit the budget of all Liberians and pointed out that Orange Liberia’s mobile devices are starting from as low as $9 and includes Samsung, Techno, Itel, Tablets, Carfi, Modem, Hotspot and a wide range of Orange brand devices.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Weeks says Orange is targeting young people who cannot afford the $1 for three days, to be able to reach their families and friendslast_img read more

Lone survivor’s condition stabilises

first_imgLa Grange smash-upTwenty-two-year-old David Bourne, who was the fourth victim in Sunday’s smash-up at La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD), is now listed in stable condition.The Police on Monday said that Bourne was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, as doctors battled to save his life.The early-morning accident on Sunday resulted in a mother losing her only son and two young girls becoming fatherless. Bourne’s friends who perished were 33-year-old Leroy Levans Junior, of Nismes, WBD, who was the driver and passengers Devindra Hardyal, 25, called “Slice” and Reshi Pasha, 20, both of LaLone survivor David BourneGrange. Levans and Hardyal were killed almost instantly while Pasha took his last breath around 07:00h on Sunday.  According to reports, the men left a party at Stanleytown, WBD and were heading to drop off Bourne at his Goed Fortuin, WBD home, but they never made it as Levans, the driver, crashed into a parked lorry. His father, Pastor Leroy Levans Sr, had said that though his faith was being tested, he would remain strong. The dead man’s daughter is nine years old.Hardyal’s sister, Marsha, meanwhile told Guyana Times that she would often tell her brother to remain at home, but on the fateful night, his friend collected him to go to the party. She said that the four who perished would always hang out on the road together.Hardyal’s daughter is just three and he had planned to wed his child’s mother in December. Pasha, who was a welder, grew up with an aunt and uncle.The mangled car which crashed into a parked lorrylast_img read more

Unemployment, burdensome taxes mark APNU/AFC’s 2nd year in Govt

first_img…executive profligacy exposed – JagdeoBy: Devina SamarooAn anniversary is often a time to celebrate one’s positive achievements, but thus cannot be said of the APNU/AFC coalition Administration. This, at least, is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who has expressed confidence that the “entire country” agrees with his conviction.Those who are uncertain about this conviction are urged to ask themselves one simple question, according to the Opposition Leader: “People just have to look and ask whether their lives were better two years ago. Or has it changed for the worse?” he posited during a press conference hosted at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition at Church Street on Monday.In recognition of its second anniversary in Government this year, the APNU/AFC Administration has placed full page advertisements in three of the four local dailies, boasting about some of its achievements; which include: “lower electricity rates”, “less blackouts”, “press freedom restored”, “VAT reduced to 14%”, “land rental fees restructured”, “8060 laptops provided to teachers”, among other things.But the Opposition Leader has ridiculed the “achievements sheet”, contending that the Government has done nothing to foster the promised “good life for all”. He asserted that reality would illustrate that unemployment, heavy tax burdens, less disposable income, an unattractive investment climate and executive profligacy are the order of the day.“If I had to candidly characterise this Government, I’d say that is has been a masterpiece of incompetence. We have a cabinet that is constantly in a mess. Confusion and disarray characterise most of (its) actions,” he surmised.Flashback: President David Granger being sworn in as the 8th Executive President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on May 16, 2015False achievementsJagdeo believes the APNU/AFC list of accomplishments is riddled with false achievements. He highlighted that within two years of APNU/AFC rule, Guyanese have witnessed an unprecedented attack on the judiciary; divisive actions; discrimination on the basis of race and politics; a precipitous decline in almost every economic sector; “fat fowling” in the executive; and (perennial) profligacy and greed.The former President pointed to the exorbitant salary increases the ministers have awarded themselves just a few months after arriving in executive office; their increased travel allowances; unnecessary spending on furniture and vehicles; and the use of private jets for luxurious travels in noting that while Government ministers are enjoying the good life, ordinary people have been losing their jobs and struggling to make ends meet.He also pointed to the laying off of Barama workers, persons in retail employment, Amerindians who were directly employed with the Government, and to the plight of workers in the sugar belt in advising that Guyanese should brace themselves for more hardships, as another 10,000 persons are expected to hit the breadline once the full impact of the new tax regime takes force and Government perseveres with the reforms it envisages for the sugar industry.“They tabled a white paper on the sugar industry, and how is this an achievement? That they tabled a white paper which will result in close to 10,000 people losing their job?” he questioned.TaxesJagdeo said anyone who boasts of increasing the tax burden on the nation as an achievement needs to be sent to the “mad house”.Government has removed the long list of VAT zero-rated items to the VAT-exempt category, which means that employers will have to pay the input VAT but cannot claim refunds. This increased tax burden will naturally be passed on to consumers, Jagdeo explained.Regarding the restoration of press freedom, Jagdeo argued that such a claim is erroneous, as Guyana dropped three places on the Global Press Freedom Index. He also referred to the Executive’s seeming support for ministerial interference in the State media, as has been highlighted by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) on a number of occasions.Government has listed establishment of the Lands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) as an achievement, but Jagdeo said this cannot be the case when the entire Amerindian community is against such a move.He, moreover, noted that the achievement regarding laptop distribution to teachers cannot be credited to this administration, as it was the Peoples Progressive Party Government that acquired the devices.According to the Opposition Leader, the Government’s list of achievement screams desperation. And further alluding to the legacy of the coalition government, Jagdeo cited the collapse of the $97M monument at Palmyra, East Coast Berbice; the fully funded multi-million-dollar scholarships handed to Government ministers; increases in land rentals; the pardoning of prisoners; new taxes on mining, education, medical services, domestic flights; and the ban on used tyres, among other things, Jagdeo surmised that, within two years of being in office, the APNU/AFC had “failed miserably to meet the expectations of the people of Guyana; failed to keep its promises; and is clueless about where we are going in terms of development.”Jagdeo says he is lamenting the additional damage which would be visited on the country under another three years of APNU/AFC rule.last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Historical Society is to undertake two field days across the county in August.The first one is on August 16th in Finner Camp with Col.Declan O’Carroll being the guide.On August 30th, during Heritage Week, the group will be in the Manorcunningham area. The guide there will be Leonard Roarty and members of Raymochy Parishes Historical Society.More details nearer the time.DONEGAL HISTORIC SOCIETY TO UNDERTAKE TWO FIELD TRIPS was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 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:DONEGAL HISTORICAL SOCIETYFIELD TRIPSlast_img read more