TOP TRACKMAN DENNIS MOORE RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AS TRACK CONSULTANT

first_imgTOP TRACKMAN DENNIS MOORE RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AS TRACK CONSULTANT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected Trackman Dennis Moore has been retained as a consultant and will be on-site this afternoon as an precautionary measure with regard to the condition of the one mile main track.Moore, 69, who has more than 46 years of experience working with racing surfaces in California and worldwide, served as Santa Anita Track Superintendent from 2014 until his retirement this past Dec. 31.  Currently employed as Track Superintendent at both Del Mar and Los Alamitos, Moore was chiefly responsible for providing Santa Anita with the “El Segundo sand” which was installed here to universal acclaim in 2014.The son of a track superintendent, Moore grew up in racing and in addition to his father, Bob, his brother Ron has also served in the same role at various tracks in California.An avid horseman and animal lover, human and equine safety are of paramount importance to Moore.last_img

Spurs set to sign Teddy Smith after ‘agreeing terms’ with freebie keeper

first_imgJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference TOTTENHAM are on the verge of completing a shock move for former Southend goalkeeper Teddy Smith, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been without a club since being released by the Shrimpers last summer – but did feature as a trialist for a Spurs reserve side against Dulwich Hamlet last summer.1 Teddy Smith is on the verge of a shock move to SpursA move failed to materialise at the time, but according to Football Insider, Spurs have gone back in for the former England youth international.Hugo Lloris recently returned from a long-term injury, with Paulo Gazzaniga having deputised for over three months.And the Lilywhites brought Michel Vorm back to the club in October, to offer further back up after Lloris’ injury.Youngsters Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman have both featured on the bench for the first-team this season.But with Austin now having joined Danish side Viborg on loan, Spurs chiefs appear to be moving for extra cover.Smith made his senior debut for Southend in League Two in the 2014-15 season and was an unused substitute in the playoff final as the Shrimpers sealed promotion.The academy graduate made his proper breakthrough two seasons later, making 19 League One appearances in the 2016-17 season.He swiftly fell back down the pecking order though, making only one outing last season in the EFL Trophy.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAfter his release at the end of last season, manager at the time Kevin Bond said: “Ted’s an excellent trainer and a great boy but he needs to be playing regular first-team football which I have no doubt he will find.”One of the goalkeepers he was usurped by was fellow academy kid Nathan Bishop.And he too has been on the move to the Premier League’s top six this season, having joined Manchester United earlier today.last_img

More sports in brief

first_imgINSPORTS CommunityNetballFrazers Content and 3 West United were on fire, as they scored very emphatic wins in the Institute of Sports St Catherine Community Netball competition on Sunday.Frazers Content registered the biggest victory, hammering Spring Village 37-6 in their Zone Three encounter. In other group matches, DB Basovak won 17-10 over Dochecon, while Spanish Town Spartan and Old Harbour played out an exciting 19-19 tie.In Zone Two action, 3 West United pulverised Dream Team 32-3, while Marchlett beat Team Barnaby 30-9.In Zone One, Strikers United beat Phoenix Strikers 24-10 and Riverdale won 24-17 over Harkers Hall. The competition continues on Sunday.Ghetto World CupMeanwhile, as INSPORTS’ Kingston and St Andrew Community Football League – The Ghetto World Cup – continued on Sunday, Woodford Strikers notched a comprehensive 7-0 win over Kingston and St Andrew Strikers.In two other games, Stadium Gardens clipped Nannyville 1-0 and Kintyre turned back High Light View 2-0.FIFA coaching courseFIFA will host a Coaching Course from November 30 to December 4, which will focus on the coaching of female players. The course will be under the instruction of well known former England international footballer, Hope Powell. The course, which will be held at the JFF Football Centre, UWI, will have as participants coaches from the Sherwin Williams Women’s League, selected former national female players, national coaches and representatives of parish associations.The JFF has also invited GC Foster College, University of Technology and the Ministry of Education to send representatives.Powell, who has parental roots in Jamaica, is a former international football player who was the coach of the England women’s national football team and the Great Britain women’s Olympic football team up until 2013. She won 66 caps for England, making her debut for England at the age of 16 and played in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At 31 she became the youngest ever coach of an England national football team, as well as the first woman and first black person to hold that position.The JFF’s coaching development programme is supported by the Joan Duncan Foundation of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers.last_img

RUFORUM Seeks Partnership with Liberian Universities

first_imgA team of African university professors under the umbrella of “Regional University Forum” (RUFORUM) has expressed the need for collaboration among African universities to improve studies and research in science and agriculture to meet the 2063 African Union Development Agenda.Some members of the team who spoke with this newspaper said Africa’s development needs will only be fulfilled through Africans, and one way to enhance development is to invest in science and technology and agriculture.Dr. Moses Osiru, a member of the delegation, said RUFORUM is currently working with 66 universities in Africa and partnering with others in Europe, the United States and Japan, and is in the process of including Australia and China.Mr. Osiru said collaboration with universities will enhance knowledge sharing and mobilization of resources to foster programs that RUFORUM is embarking on for Africa.The RUFORUM delegation that visited Liberia comprised of Professor Brice Sinsin, Rector of the University of d’Abomey Calavi, Republic of Benin; Prof. Teresa Akenga, Vice Chancellor, University of Eldoret, Kenya; Prof. John Akec Apuruot, Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba, South Sudan; and Dr. Loveness Kaunda, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Mzuzu University, Malawi.Others were Prof. Amadou Tidiane Guiro, Rector, Universitè SineSaloum, Elhadj Ibrahima NIASS, Senegal; Prof. Mary J.N. Okwakol, Vice Chancellor, Busitema University, Uganda; Dr. Mary Shawa, member of RUFORUM Finance & Administration Committee and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Malawi; Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM, Uganda; Dr. Moses Osiru, Deputy Executive Secretary, RUFORUM; and Ms. Joan Apio, Communications Officer of RUFORUM.The delegation met President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Ministers of Education and Commerce, and visited the University of Liberia, Cuttington University and the Booker Washington Institute (BWI).“It is important to include Liberia in RUFORUM because of the good work the President of this country has done, and the second aspect is that the country is progressing and has a good quantity of natural resources, which we believe will be a good breeding ground for the work of RUFORUM.“Thirdly we believe in the President of Liberia, and if we can make her our role model to be an ambassador for RUFORUM to help other African leaders educate Africa, we will be heading in the right direction,” Dr. Mary Shawa said.Prof. John Apuruot of South Sudan said they have been following President Sirleaf’s works and see her as their role model. He also said it is important to include Liberia in RUFORUM because Liberia has a significant record of good governance and progress.The objective of RUFORUM, according to Prof. Ekwamu, is to contribute to African Union’s Development Agenda of 2063 and to work to achieve the sustainable goals of the continent. He said RUFORUM’s approach to meeting these goals is to work with African universities in the areas of research and agriculture.He said without food security, it is difficult for any development agenda to be achieved.Africa is a continent with a huge population and natural resources, but lags behind in infrastructural and human development. Identifying the cause, Prof. Ekwamu attributed it to bad governance and use of power by leaders against the people to enrich themselves.In their meeting with President Sirleaf, the organization in a release said they recommended the establishment of postgraduate programs to strengthen the capacity of university staff for knowledge generation and to support agricultural transformation in the country.Furthermore, it recommended that universities explore the possibilities of links to other African universities through RUFORUM to provide a rapid response to the current staff skills gaps in research and training institutions and to rebuild national research capacity. The delegation said that BWI has all the basics in place with a core focus on community empowerment, but will require a long-term strategy to maintain the institution’s focus, as well as mechanisms to attract a wider pool of female students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) (L-R): Dr. Shawa, Prof. Akec and Prof. Sinsin – Advertisement –last_img

9 women entrepreneurs to benefit from WINC AP mentorship

first_imgNine Guyanese women will be participating in the second Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean Acceleration Programme (WINC AP) for women entrepreneurs. The women were selected from a total of 250 applicants from across the Caribbean.First Lady Sandra Granger attended the opening session of the eight-month programme, which was hosted at the GeoTech Vision office on Brickdam.  In an invited comment, the First Lady said she was proud of the women, and that she is confident they would capitalise on the opportunity to learn the skills that they need to grow their businesses.Owner of ActionCoach Guyana, Vishnu Doerga, speaking at the eventGeoTech Vision is a company that specialises in innovative spatial technologies and business ICT solutions, and is an accredited World Bank /Infodev AP Facilitator for the Caribbean. Its Founder and Managing Director, Valrie Grant, has said the programme is primarily based on facilitation of peer-to-peer learning among growth-oriented women.The programme is designed to teach participants “a more advantageous context, leading to improved business performance and investment,” Grant has said, adding that “these growth-oriented entrepreneurs will learn from each other (and) they will be co-creating”.First Lady Sandra Granger and six of the nine participants who are expected to benefit from the second WINC AP accelerated programme for women in business. Founder and Managing Director of GeoTech Vision, Valrie Grant, is also pictured first from leftGrant has said this entrepreneurship ecosystem approach emerged after it was found that creating an enabling environment for business start-ups was not leading to the creation of high-growth firms.As such, the WINC partnered with large firms, service providers, civil society and universities to mentor the women, teaching them how to overcome challenges in relation to financing, owning and growing their businesses.Participant Christine Gooding, owner of Market Square, has said she is looking forward to the training, and expects to gain a wealth of information that would help her to take her business to the next level.“I’m definitely looking forward to (knowing) how I can get funding for my business; how I can leverage my business to gain a bigger market within the country, and also ways in which I can work for persons regionally perhaps,” she said.The other eight participants are: Veronica Glen, Wanda Dillon, Maxine George, Cecily Bernard, Natasha Goodman, Candace Wickham, Petal Dodson, and Claudette Fredericks.Over the training period, the participants will learn how to advance their ventures using networks; how to access financing; and how to link business with technology.According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, the programme includes business coaching and mentoring, as well as personal development sessions.Chargé d’Affaires of the Canadian High Commission,  Jan Sheltinga; General Manager-Credit, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Parbatie Khan; and owner of ActionCoach Guyana, Vishnu Doerga, also spoke at the event.last_img

Champs to be decided today

first_imgRhonda Lewis Memorial 20/20 Tournament…The Tamarind Root Cricket Ground, located in the quiet Corentyne village of Hampshire, will host its third finals for 2018 when the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) hosts the Rhonda Lewis Memorial 20/20 Cricket Tournament on Saturday. The tournament is being sponsored by overseas-based Berbician Lindon Lewis in memory of his eldest daughter, Rhonda, who died of cancer over a decade ago.Rose Hall Town (RHT) Bakewell and Fyrish Cricket Team are slotted to clash in the remaining semifinal from 9:30 hours, with the winner going through to play Whim National Cricket Team in the grand finale at 13:30 hours.The final will be the 12th to be hosted by the Board in the past three months, while the tally increases on Sunday when Blairmont Community Centre and Cotton Tree Cricket Club clash in the final of the West Berbice Magic Moments Tournament.RHT, the most dominant second division team in the county, will be led by Kevin Sinclair, and he is expected to be supported by Vidal Crandon, Junior Sinclair, Surendra Kissoonlall, Kevlon Anderson, Keith Simpson and Chanderpaul Govindan.Former National Under-19 pacer Sylus Tyndall and West Indies female fast bowler Erva Giddings lead a powerful bowling attack, which includes medium pacer Kevlon Anderson.Off-spinners Kevin and Junior Sinclair, National Under-15 all-rounder Jonathan Rampersaud and left-arm spinner Keith Simpson complete a strong bowling attack, capable of defending any total.Fyrish will depend heavily on former Guyana Under-19 player Javed Mohamed; and players like Yogindra Chinapen, Anarine Shrikissoon, Yohana Goordial, Akenen Rangasami, Saif Bacchus, Imran Ally and Reeaz Ramcharran.The last time the two teams clashed in the Lower Corentyne Magic Moments 20/20 final, last month, Fyrish was crushed by over 100 runs.Whim National Cricket Team, playing in their first BCB final for over two decades, have surprised cricketing pundits with their strong team showing at various tournaments in 2018.They defeated two strong cricket teams, Albion and Chesney, to advance to the final. Their challenge in the final will be spearheaded by Vinod Samaroo, Joshua Persaud, Yogindra Sooknanan, Tameshwar Harrinarine, Devendra Balkarran and Mahendra Charran.last_img

Delaware shooting suspect arrested

first_imgCOURTS: Teen is charged in campus crime after being found in his dorm room. By Randall Chase THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOVER, Del. – Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the shooting of two students at Delaware State University, authorities said Monday. As they led him into a courthouse, he told reporters: “I’m sorry.” Loyer D. Braden, arrested about 3:30a.m. in his dorm room, was charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment, as well as a gun charge, according to court documents. A justice of the peace set bail for the East Orange, N.J., teenager at $75,000 and ordered him to stay away from the victims and Delaware State. Braden is a freshman at Delaware State, according to a man at Braden’s home in East Orange who identified himself only as a family member. University officials, who had assured the campus community over the weekend that the gunman was not on campus, could not explain how or when Braden returned to his dorm room. “I’m not clear on that matter,” Delaware State University Police Chief James Overton said. “I can’t get into that.” Overton did say that students returning to campus for Monday classes were not subject to checks. Four Dover police officers escorted Braden to the court Monday afternoon with his hands cuffed and his legs shackled. A preliminary hearing is set Friday. In response to reporters’ questions, he said softly: “I’m sorry.” Asked what he was sorry for, he replied only: “She’s in the hospital.” One of the wounded students, Shalita Middleton, 17, was being treated for abdominal wounds at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. University spokesman Carlos Holmes said Middleton “will not be questioned until we get clearance from the physicians.” The other wounded student has been talking with police, officials said, but that student’s mother said the 17-year-old freshman didn’t know who the gunman was or what triggered the shooting at the Village Cafe, a campus dining hall that stays open until 3 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Fredy Guarin still an option for Tottenham after rejecting Fenerbahce move, reveals agent

first_imgTottenham still have a chance to sign Fredy Guarin after his agent admitted he has had no contact with Juventus and rejected a bid from Fenerbahce.Spurs are keen on the 29-year-old and could make a bid before the window slams shut in a few weeks’ time.The north London club were thought to be low down the pecking order to secure a move for the Colombian but the player’s agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, has now suggested otherwise.“I can say I’ve had no contact with Juventus,” Ferreyra told Fantagazzetta.“I don’t know if they spoke to Inter, but they have not contacted me. Guarin’s intentions are clear. He is respected by the club and coach, so he wants to stay and help the Nerazzurri win trophies.“It’s true we received an offer from Fenerbahce, but we rejected it, speaking very clearly from the start with the Turkish club.“Something arrived from Saudi Arabia, but we didn’t even take that into consideration. Fredy wants to be a protagonist in the football that matters.“I repeat, he wants to stay at Inter and win with this jersey. Of course we know the market is unpredictable, but there’s no reason to consider other options.” 1 Fredy Guarin last_img

Datebook

first_imgTHURSDAY RSVP spring boutique sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., City Hall Mall, 200 N. Main St., Los Angeles. Children, Youth and Family Advisory Committee will meet, 9-10 a.m., Las Palmas Park Arts & Crafts Room, 505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando. Call (818) 898-7340. Senior Santa Barbara trip, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. Cost: $37 per person. Call (818) 340-2633. Mother’s Day tea party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mason Recreation Center, 10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 998-6377. Downtown Art Walk, noon-9 p.m., Los Angeles. DASH shuttle service available. Free. Call (213) 242-8574 or visit www.downtownartwalk.com for the 25 gallery locations. McDonald’s Tour for Children, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Encino Recreation Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd. Cost: $4 per child. Call (818) 995-1690. Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils planning seminar with guest speakers to follow, 5:30-9 p.m., CBS Studios-Carla’s Cafe, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 908-1915. Valley Interfaith Council awards dinner/fund-raiser to celebrate Harmony in Diversity, 6 p.m., Ararat Complex Grand Ballroom, 15105 Mission Hills Road. Cost: $160. Call (818) 718-6400, Ext. 3001. Armenian-Greek Folk Dance, 7-10:30 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. Call (562) 941-0845. LAPD Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Victory Boulevard Elementary School, 6315 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 632-4001. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Major blow for Hull City as highly-rated youngster quits club amid Stoke links

first_imgHull’s highly-rated defender Josh Tymon has left the club with immediate effect after turning down a new contract offer.Tymon, 18, earned rave reviews after making his first-team breakthrough in the Premier League last season and has been linked with joining Stoke.“Josh Tymon has turned down a professional contract with the Tigers and has chosen to cancel his scholarship contract, which was due to expire in June 2018. He will leave the club with immediate effect,” read a Tigers’ statement.“This is a standard clause in all contracts for this age level and the club has no option but to reluctantly accept his request.“When Josh joins another club, a fee will have to be agreed between the two clubs.”Left-back Tymon progressed through Hull’s academy and made his first-team debut aged 16 in an FA Cup win at Bury in January 2016.He made his league bow in a defeat at Sunderland last November and went on to make a total of 12 appearances for the Tigers last season.Hull’s vice-chairman Ehab Allam said: “The club is naturally disappointed to lose a home-grown product of its academy.“We have met with Josh and his representatives on numerous occasions starting back in January 2016 with improved offers of a professional contract.“I want to make clear that we have made offers significantly higher than the figures circulated by some media sources.”Hull have sold central defenders Curtis Davies and Harry Maguire since they were relegated after one season back in the top flight and the club is braced for further departures.Head coach Leonid Slutsky confirmed he wanted to sign a total of “six or seven” new players this summer when formally introduced to the media on Wednesday.Allam added: “As stated by Leonid in his press conference, we are working very hard to bring new players into the club with news hopefully by the end of the week.“This process can take time and as much as we would like all business completed immediately, some deals take longer due to the complex nature of the transfer window.“New additions will be made to the squad to help towards our aim of a return to the Premier League. We wish Josh well for the future.” Josh Tymon has quit Hull City 1last_img