Native-bred three-year-old non-winners of two take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today in the annual renewal of the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association of Jamaica (TOBA) Trophy race over 1200 metres.A large and competitive field of 16 will face the starter, including top contenders ROAD WI SEH, TARANIS, BONGO KING, TURBO MACHINE CAT and the free running ACTION MAN, all fit horses.Indications are that the winner will come from this group, especially with the likes of TARANIS, BINGO KING and ROAD WI SEH looking really sharp at exercise.ROAD WI SEH, a free-running sort who figured prominently for a long way in both the Lotto Classic (Governor’s Cup) and the derby earlier this season, has changed stables since his last race, moving from trainer Patrick Chang to Lorne Kirlew, who has a good strike rate.This being his easiest task for some time, ROAD WI SEH should come into his own and prove a tough opponent, with top apprentice O’Brien White riding this lightly raced 3-y-o colt by Adore The Gold out of Dream Watcher from the convenient mark of 54.5kg.This being only his sixth outing, ROAD WI SEH has lots of scope and with middle distances more to his liking, gets a golden opportunity to supplement his maiden win over the round five course on March 28.Tight race aheadWhile I really fancy his chances, ROAD WI SEH can ill-afford to skip a beat, with TARANIS and BONGO KING present.Both have been trained to the minute, the Richard Azan-conditioned TARANIS under leading jockey Shane Ellis extensively prepared by his trainer in preparation for this trophy. The Everal Francis-trained BONGO KING has also caught the eye in his preparation and along with the very fit TURBO MACHINE CAT (Omar Walker up) should take it down to the wire for the major share of the $868,000 purse.But ROAD WI SEH could just be that much classier than his opponents and now reverting to a more suitable middle distance trip, should rebound with a win at the expense of main rivals TARANIS and BONGO KING.Other firm fancies on the card are BARS OF GOLD, with leading jockey Shane Ellis to stave off old rival GEISHA’S GLORY in the third race for the Aston Commock Memorial Trophy over 1700 metres; DOOLAHIN to rebound in the fourth for maiden three-year-olds; COUNTRY TRAIN for in-form trainer Marlon Anderson in the fifth; THE BEST FLYER to go one better in the seventh; and SUPERIOR QUALITY in the ninth for overnight-allowance horses over 1100 metres.
The Congress for Democratic Change’s (CDC) nationwide primaries, that just recently began, have continued to be characterized by accusations of manipulation and malpractices from elements within its ranks.The most recent episode took place in Bong County where protests against results are claiming the attention of the partisans.In Maryland and Bomi Counties, results have reportedly been nullified due to what partisans consider as “fraud”, which they believe must not be accepted by the leadership of the party.This time around, controversial CDC Vice Chairman for Operation, Mulbah Morlu, is in the spotlight as CDCians in Bong County have accused him of manipulating the process that brought on board Mr. Augustus Flomo as winner of the primary.The CDC Bong County chapter, through its Vice Chairman for Operation Aaron Larteh, and Vice Chairman for Administration, Delino Kollie, voiced its frustration about how the process was conducted last week in Bong County under the watchful eyes of the National Vice Chairman for Operation.At a press conference in Monrovia on Thursday, June 12, Kollie accused Morlu of continuously transgressing against the laws of the CDC, thereby bringing the party into public disrepute.“The CDC National VPO unilaterally reinstated suspended Bong Chapter Chairman, Victor Wesseh, who is considered as a close friend to him (Morlu), in order for them to carry on their clandestine acts to the detriment of the people of the county,” Mr. Kollie said.A statement compiled by the discontented group recalled that, “Victor Wesseh and other members of the CDC Bong chapter were accused of bad administrative practices, such as unilaterally presenting a senatorial candidate to Amb. George Weah in the presence of national executive committee members, which did not meet the consensus of the county executive committee members, consequently leading to his (Wesseh) suspension.”According to Kollie, Morlu supported suspended Chairman Wesseh in Bong County in violation of the party’s constitution.Kollie further alleged that out of the nine executive members of the CDC Bong Chapter, only six were invited by Morlu during the announcement of the primary results.He said nine key executive members of the county including Delino J. kollie, vice chairman for Administration, Aaron J. Larteh, Vice Chairman for operation; Emmanuel Korkoya, Vice Chairman for Political Affairs; Emmanuel Porkpa, Vice Chairman for international affairs; Cllr. Mohammed Golagalay, Vice Chairman for Legal and Governmental Affairs and Mr. William Lablah, deputy secretary for record and research were not part of the primary that was conducted by Mr. Morlu and others during mid-night hours.He said only six executive members in the county were present at the “so called primary” conducted by Mr. Morlu.The local CDC official said, “The primary clandestinely and dubiously started mid-night and ended at 2 a.m., when more partisans were at sleep. After this secret operation, the primary committee members escaped to Monrovia, leaving us uninformed.”Amid the allegations, efforts to contact Mr. Morlu failed as some of his contact numbers were perpetually off while others went unanswered.In thir letter to CDC National Chairman George Solo, the Bong County Chapter executives said, “Based on the above reasons or points against Mr. Morlu and the suspended Bong county Chairman, couple with the way in which the primary was conducted, we therefore ask your honorable office to please probe into the matter by constituting an investigative team to investigate chairman Morlu and others concerned, as we continue to condemn the decision taken by the primary committee in Bong County.”They called on Chairman Solo to also denounce Mr. Augustus Flomo as winner of the primary in Bong County until the investigation is completed.“Chairman Solo, we are with strong conviction that if nothing is done about the matter, we will remain as CDCians in the county, but will support an independent candidate of our choice to deliver our County in the 2014 election. We are also contemplating that the issue enters a court of competent jurisdiction if nothing tangible comes from the headquarters of our beloved CDC,” they warned.Meanwhile, Maryland and Bomi Counties were the hardest hit by the flaws in the primary exercise, leaving the party with the option to nullify the results from the two counties.Results from Other PrimariesOther candidates that have so far emerged from other primaries are George M. Weah, Montserrado (won on white ballot); former Unity Party stalwart and CDC newcomer Dr. Foday Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County; Nathaniel McGill, CDC secretary general, Gbarpolu County and Prof. Ansu Sonii will lead the party for Margibi County. It must be noted, however, that all went unchallenged.In the most contested race, Cllr. Teplah Reeves defeated two other contenders, Emmanuel Toe and Rosina Shaack for River Cess County seat while Solomon Murrey was the lone candidate for Grand Bassa County, putting an end to speculation that CDC was prepared to support football star, James S. Debbah, who attempted joining the CDC to grab the seat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fahngon mad because Snowe’s aide took photo of him dancing with a womanAgainst the backdrop of the country’s Code of Conduct (CoC), Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon and Bomi County Electoral District #1 Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe were over the weekend caught publicly exchanging invectives on a video posted on Facebook.In the video, a war of words ensued between the two politicians over a misunderstanding that reportedly erupted between one Kelvin D.J. Mattaldi and Mr. Fahngon.Reports say Mr. Mattaldi, who is also the media officer in the office of Representative Snowe, reportedly photographed Fahngon while he as allegedly dancing with a woman at a local night club.The reports detailed that following the photograph, Mr. Fahngon immediately ordered that the photos be deleted. But the situation brought the intervention of state security officers who landed the matter at a police depot in Monrovia.Thereafter a huge outburst ensued between Snowe and Fahngon to the extent that the lawmaker demanded the immediate release of Mattaldi at the Zone 3 police depot.Mr. Fahngon and Rep. Snowe were seen in the live Facebook video in an exchange of words, with a slew of expletives coming from the deputy minister. The video, which went viral on social media, also grabbed the attention of some Liberian Facebook users, with many terming the exchanges between the two as “childish.”“Rep. Snowe was more moderate, but Mr. Fahngon was seen insulting and nearly assaulting the lawmaker,” one person commented.Meanwhile, Montserrado District #8 Representative Acarous Gray has frowned on the situation, urging the two men to smoke piece pipe for once. Gray said that such exchanges do not augur well for the forward march of the George Weah Administration, and promised to restore calm in the matter.Several Liberians have also expressed mixed views since the incident.Liberian Journalist and Lawyer Lamii Kpargoi, in a social media post, said, “if there’s no expectation of privacy, anyone is allowed to take pictures in that space. Many people in this country don’t seem to know that when they are photographed in a public place, no crime has been committed. The police should also not have entertained such complaints.”Fahngon could also be held in legislative contempt, which is referred to as open disrespect for the legislature, another said.The behavior of Fahngon also violates section 11.3 of the Code of Conduct, which frowns on unethical and unbecoming behavior, such as the use of rude, abusive and obscene language, another post said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
ALHAMBRA – The art exhibit in the City Hall library was meant to commemorate Chinese New Year, but a few of the silk-screen prints on display have offended some residents. In particular, one that depicts George Washington next to Communist Party dictator Mao Zedong has Kai Chen, 51, livid. “I can’t believe I came to America to seek freedom, to see that hanging in the City Hall lobby,” said Chen, a Los Angeles resident who immigrated from China in 1981. “It is unbelievably politically ignorant \ politically insensitive to say the least.” Henry Zhang, 41, who also objects to the artwork, likened Mao, the father of China’s Communist Party, to figures such as Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. “How can you compare Washington to Mao Zedong?” he said, adding that many Chinese immigrate to Alhambra to pursue the American dream. In fact, the print with Mao’s likeness was taken down Thursday by the City Clerk’s Office after the city received Kai Chen’s complaint, Deputy City Manager Tara Schultz said. City Clerk Frances Moore directed questions to organizer Pinki Chen, who said the only criteria for the exhibition was that the artwork tie in to the Year of the Boar. “To me it’s just an image,” Pinki Chen said. “We’re not for or against \.” The print, by artist Jeffery Ma, imposes Mao and Washington’s images onto four piggy banks. Their images were chosen because their faces are found on money, said Qing Nian Tang, an artist whose work is also in the exhibit. Four Chinese-American artists pay homage to Andy Warhol with about 30 prints in the exhibit, which is on display throughout the month of February. Kai Chen and Zhang said they also take issue with a couple of Tang’s pieces that depict the Red Army with pig’s heads, wielding paintbrushes and bayonets. However, Tang said he was paying tribute to Warhol and had entertainment, not politics or history, in mind. “We also suffered under the Cultural Revolution,” said Tang, a San Gabriel resident who immigrated from China. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for them to take it down.” Mayor Stephen Sham, who was born in China, said he was not offended by the print. “It’s an art exhibit – it’s not a history exhibit,” Sham said. “I think we have freedom of speech.” email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ANAHEIM – Two of Southern California’s proudest vessels passed in opposite directions over the weekend. One gave the impression it is only beginning to embark on a magical journey to destinations unknown, while the other seemed in desperate need of docking and repairs. But after the suddenly sizzling Angels embarrassed the Dodgers yet again – this time 4-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 44,301 on Sunday at Angel Stadium, completing about as one-sided a three-game sweep as this so-called crosstown rivalry has ever produced – the question for the sputtering Dodgers was whether they will get those repairs. Manager Grady Little had hinted 10 days earlier, when Derek Lowe took a similar hardluck, complete-game loss on a day when the Dodgers were shut out at Florida, that changes were needed to improve his club’s moribund offense. Since then, there hasn’t been a single roster move to add a position player, there hasn’t been a single, significant change to the lineup, and, most disturbing of all, there hasn’t been anything close to an appreciable increase in the Dodgers’ run production. That team would be the Milwaukee Brewers, the National League’s feel-good story of the year. But as good as the Brewers have been in jumping to a 5
1 Jordan Amavi Aston Villa’s exciting summer signing Jordan Amavi has the potential to be one of the best left-backs in the world, according to team-mate Jordan Ayew.The defender boosted the Villa squad with his arrival in the summer but he will miss the rest of the season after picking up a serious knee injury while on international duty with France Under-21s.“It was very sad for him to get the injury – and sad for all of us because we are one big family,” Ayew said.“To lose him was terrible because of what he’s now got to go through and because he was undoubtedly one of the best players in our team – he’s an excellent left-back.“It’s sad for him and his family and all of us because we are his close friends. I know he has a good mentality and I am sure he will come back stronger. I have no doubts about this.“He is keeping positive. He has his spirits high. I knew him before he came to Villa. Where he comes from in France, they are strong people. He is too.“He’s a fine player. He has the potential to be one of the best left-backs in the world. He has a big future. I have no doubt he will come back stronger. I am not worried about Jordan – not one bit.”
Up to 100 students from across Donegal have taken a Derry school by storm – as part of a ‘lip dub’ special!It’s definitely silly season at Hollybush Primary School in Culmore, Derry where the school’s first ever “lip dub” has just been uploaded to YouTube. This short wacky film focuses on the last day of term madness at the school!While much of the business of a school is serious, this video celebrates the fun that is right at the heart of a school community.Where else would you see a teacher’s Yaris turning into a limo and a Principal asleep on the job while the deputy principal escapes from marauding pupils in a Morris Minor??There is also a short clip of Hollybush’s own Ireland, European and World karate champion, Joseph Feeney, trained by Muff native, Sean Barron. Plans for this video began back in September, but what was finally created was almost spur-of-the-moment stuff brilliantly captured by Buncrana Man Emile Rainey of Rainey Day Productions and Junk Kouture fame.What the film does show, aside from the excitement of the children and staff at the approaching summer break, is the wealth of musical and sporting talent for which the school is renowned.Plans are already afoot for a 2016 follow up with a new and exciting theme! Watch this space!!!DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL PRIMARY STUDENTS TAKE DERRY SCHOOL BY STORM IN ‘LIP DUP’ SPECIAL was last modified: July 10th, 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:DDTVFeaturesnews
Moville hosts its 9th annual festival of Bob Dylan Music, titled Stuck Inside of Moville and the DylanFest on the Lough, this weekend from Thursday, August 27th to Sunday August 30th.Since its inception it has become the biggest DylanFest in Europe topping those in Berlin, Milan, Manchester and Eindhoven in Holland and attracts the best Dylan acts from all over Europe and Dylan fans from all over the world. Said organiser Gerry McLaughlin, “We have had acts from Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland and Wales and I was surprised to be told by acts who have played at the other DylanFest that ours is the biggest, despite being held in a small town in Donegal”.Most of the others take place in one venue over one or two days whereas Stuck Inside of Moville takes place in five venues over four days.Said Gerry, “We had a guy who flew over from Cleveland, USA for it just for a few days and he had the biggest smile on his face all weekend. He said it had been his dream for many years to come”.Playing this year will be Europe’s top Dylan Act, Al Diesan from the island of Sardinia in Italy, who takes three planes to get there and another three back. Al played Stuck Inside of Moville in 2013 when his gig in Rosatos on the Saturday night is still remembered. Said Al “I have never experienced anything like that in all the years I have been playing Dylan. There was a roar each time I started a new song and the whole pub was singing Like A Rolling Stone with me. It was like a stadium crowd. It was spine-tingling and the hairs stood upon the back of my neck.”The DylanFest on the Lough will take place in five of the town’s pubs over four days. Also appearing will be Bobby Does Dylan, aka Robert Harrison, the UK’s top Dylan tribute act.Most people never get to meet their hero. However, in Robert’s case, it was his hero who demanded to see him. He had set up to play at the major venue of the Oran More in Glasgow and saw it was a sunny day outside. He took his guitar outside into the streets and played. A big crowd gathered round. A video was take and posted on YouTube and Bob Dylan saw it. He asked to meet Robert and a few months later Bob met Bobby in a hotel in Glasgow where they spoke for several minutes.“Are you doing well” asked Dylan. “Yes, it’s going very well” said Bobby. At that Dylan cupped his hand to his mouth leant over to Bobby and said “You must owe me a lot of royalties then,” before breaking into a grin. “Thanks for playing my song Like A Rolling Stone” Dylan told Robert.More information can be found at www.CraicOn.com or DylanFest Moville on Facebook.See Bobby’s impromptu gig outside the Oran More in Glasgow that prompted Dylan to demand to meet him by playing the video above. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT – TO CELEBRATE BOB AT MOVILLE DYLANFEST! was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bob dylandonegalDylanfestmoville
Brighton and Hove Albion’s 2017-18 Premier League fixtures12/08/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City19/08/2017 15:00 Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion26/08/2017 15:00 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion09/09/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion16/09/2017 15:00 Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion23/09/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United30/09/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion14/10/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton21/10/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Brighton and Hove Albion28/10/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton04/11/2017 15:00 Swansea City v Brighton and Hove Albion18/11/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City25/11/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion28/11/2017 19:45 Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace02/12/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool09/12/2017 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion13/12/2017 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion16/12/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Burnley23/12/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford26/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Brighton and Hove Albion30/12/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion01/01/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Bournemouth13/01/2018 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion20/01/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea31/01/2018 19:45 Southampton v Brighton and Hove Albion03/02/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United10/02/2018 15:00 Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion24/02/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Swansea City03/03/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal10/03/2018 15:00 Everton v Brighton and Hove Albion17/03/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion31/03/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Leicester City07/04/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town14/04/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion21/04/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur28/04/2018 15:00 Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion05/05/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United13/05/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Brighton and Hove Albion are back in the big time
Odhrán MacNiallais believes former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness can one day manage Celtic FC.Donegal star Odhrán MacNiallais has claimed former Donegal supremo Jim McGuinness can one day manage Celtic FC.McGuinness is currently employed by the Glasgow giants as a performance consultant, since being appointed to the position in November 2012.He worked closely with the club’s youth structure in recent seasons, but following the appointment of Ronnie Delia, McGuinness now works predominantly with the club’s first-team. The success McGuinness had in four-years with Donegal, made him the county’s greatest ever coach, and there are those who believe the charismatic Glenties man has the abilities to be able to manage at a club like Celtic.MacNiallais said, “I don’t see why not, what he’s done to this Donegal team, when you look back to 2010 the state, the position this Donegal team were in, they were down and out and he turned that around completely.“I don’t see why he couldn’t manage Celtic.“Jim brings such a massive psychological side to it. It’s not just his tactics. That would be a big thing to have if you are going to manage a soccer team – you are dealing with a lot of people. “(It’s) probably tougher to deal with professional players than with us. We are just there doing it because we love it but them boys are all getting paid, however, I think it would suit Jim perfectly. He would settle in right away.MacNiallais also paid tribute to his former boss and admitted without his influence he probably wouldn’t have fulfilled his undoubted potential.“What he’s done for me personally is massive. Two or three years ago I was playing U21 for the county but I don’t think I would have had it to go and play senior only for him.“He kind of pushed me on massively. I always had the talent, boys from home would tell me that I had it, but I never kind of pushed myself.“He kind of pushed me on to become a senior footballer and I can’t thank him enough for that. It was massive for me. “It’ll be weird now not having him there but we’ll just have to get on with it. Hopefully he’ll be back.ODHRÁN MACNIALLAIS: “MCGUINNESS CAN MANAGE CELTIC” was last modified: October 23rd, 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessnewsOdhran Mac NiallaisSport