Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for Dec 23, 2015Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *ABOGADO WHenry 54.02. LAGUNA POINT OEdwards3 49.0 Head3. RED EAGLE RLunan 54.0 2L4. LAZZA OWalker 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #2 HOMECOMINGWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.2, 46.2, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of FIRSTBORN by SECRET MANTrainer : MCDONALD,ANDREW A Owner : NICALBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (6,7) $144.00 Exacta : (7-6) $270.00Trifecta : (7-6-4) $470.00STEWARDS’ CUPRace 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -COLTS & GELDINGS1. SIR RAJA BABA BebHarvey4 51.52. *LORD EQUUS OMullings 53.0 1/2L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2L4. GOLD MAKER CChow 55.0 3 1/2LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:01.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 2yo b colt – SORRENTINOTrainer : JAGHAI,HOWARD K Owner : W. B. RACINGBred by BAGWANDEEN, WILBERT LIVINGSTONENOTE: HORSE #2 LORD EQUUS FINISHED 1ST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 2ND BEHIND HORSE #7 SIR RAJA BABAQuinella : (2,7) $77.00 Exacta : (7-2) $210.00D/E : (7-7) $412.00Superfecta : (7-2-5-3) $1,524.00SWEET RUCKUS TROPHYRace 3 1400 M (Purse $850,000) NB&IMP2-Y-O GRADED STAKES1. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 57.02. *BUBBLING KITTEN WHenry 55.0 Head3. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 52.5 3 1/2L4. GLYDER NBerger4 50.0 4 1/2LWIN: $117.00Final Time : 1:26.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.2, 1:12.0,Winner : 2yo b filly – SKY MESA out of DIXIELAND BULL byTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : MICDON RACINGBred by CAROLE & JOHN RIO, MIKE SIDO & DR. LAURA SUROVI SIVOQuinella : (1,2) $60.00 Exacta : (2-1) $137.00D/E : (7-2) $263.00Trifecta : (2-1-3) $48.00Rolling Triple : (7-7-2) $930.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. WICKED TUFF RLahoe 54.02. HE’S A DIAMOND RMitchell 57.0 5L3. DEPUTY HEADGIRL OMullings 51.0 3 1/2L4. *SMART TRAIN DaneNelson 55.0 3/4L5. IDON’TKNOW ADancel 54.0 HeadWIN: $468.00PLACE: $289.00, $100.00, $468.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – URBAN KING out of CONNELL TOWN by ARCHERS BAYTrainer : SMITH,GRESFORD A Owner : S & S CAMPBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (3,7) $2,128.00 Exacta : (7-3) $2,967.00D/E : (2-7) $981.00Trifecta : (7-3-1) $11,350.00Hi-5 : (7-3-1-12-11) $100,988.00Rolling Triple : (7-2-7) $3,724.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. TRACKING DANIEL JAnderson 55.02. *WHO’S BOSSY BebHarvey3 51.0 1 1/4L 95.003. EAZY STEPPING PFrancis 52.0 2 1/2L 307.004. SEAL THE DEAL DaneNelson 54.0 2LWIN: $326.00PLACE: $162.00, $95.00, $307.00Final Time : 1:36.3 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, 1:15.0,Winner : 4yo ch colt – TRACKING out of A TASTE OF ORILEYS by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : RAMBALLY (JR),ARNOLD A Owner : ARNOLD A RAMBALLY JR.Bred by ERIC MARTINQuinella : (2,8) $717.00 Exacta : (2-8) $1,604.00D/E : (7-2) $2,139.00Superfecta carry-over : $108,677.40Rolling Triple : (2-7-2) $7,075.00Race 6 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23(DIV.I)1. *MESSITHEGREAT ISpence 52.02. ARTHUR BebHarvey3 52.0 14 1/2L3. ROSY PARKS HPottinger4 50.0 4L4. KINGS OF JORDAN WHenry 52.0 1/2L5. CONNOR CBudhai 52.0 2 3/4L6. GOFORHOME JInnis4 48.0 1/2LLate scratch : #11 CRUISIN DANIELLEWIN: $70.00PLACE: $57.00, $105.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.2, ,Winner : 3yo colt – TRADITIONAL out of PRINCESS TERRI byTrainer : FEANNY,PHILIP M Owner : THE T’S STABLEBred by TERRENCE STRACHANQuinella : (1,5) $172.00 Exacta : (5-1) $196.00D/E : (2-5) $427.00 (2-11) $192.00Trifecta : (5-1-9) $179.00Hit-6 : (5-1-9-8-10-) $6,099.50Rolling Triple : (7-2-5) $5,369.00Pick-4 : (2-7-2-5) $10,752.00Super-6 : (7-7-2-7-2-5) $18,574.80Race 7 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23(DIV.II)1. *CRUCIAL VALOR JPatterson4 52.0 *3/52. SLEW DI CLOCK MWard4 48.0 4/1 4L3. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 51.0 33/1 5 1/2L4. YOUR EXCELLENCE ISpence 52.5 19/1 4L5. IMAGE EMPRESS JInnis4 48.5 6/1 1 3/4LWIN: $84.00PLACE: $69.00, $88.00, $163.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.0, 47.2, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – SILENT VALOR out of CRUCIAL CAT byTrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (2,9) $238.00 Exacta : (2-9) $425.00D/E : (5-2) $85.00Trifecta : (2-9-8) $1,327.00Hi-5 : (2-9-8-12-4) $18,247.50Rolling Triple : (2-5-2) $768.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. *CHEERS BebHarvey3 52.02. GENUINE FRIEND SMuir 54.0 2 1/43. ROVING STAR JAnderson 51.5 2 3/44. PRINCESS SHEMIKA OEdwards3 51.0 Sh.Head5. BLACK BOY WHenry 56.0 1 1/45. KING NEBARUE AntThomas4 51.0 54/1 dead heatLate scratch : #5 TWO STEPS UPWIN: $102.00PLACE: $69.00, $105.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.0, 47.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – YESBYJIMMINY out of ANGELA’S FAVORITE byTrainer : SOUTAR,WELSH M Owner : THE FAMILY CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $329.00 Exacta : (3-2) $464.00D/E : (2-3) $138.00Trifecta : (3-2-11) $799.00Hi-5 : (3-2-11-12-7) $1,122.50 (3-2-11-12-8) $5,593.00Rolling Triple : (5-2-3) $163.00TITANIA TROPHYRace 9 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II-(FILLIES & MARES)Pos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place1. STIR IT UP VNajair 52.02. WELL BLESSED PFrancis 51.5 2 3/43. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 14. *FIRE ALARM OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/2WIN: $629.00PLACE: $119.00, $103.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of JUST A FLUTTER byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ANTHEA E. GORE, BRUCE & NOEL LEVYQuinella : (7,9) $2,260.00 Exacta : (9-7) $4,160.00D/E : (3-9) $1,820.00Superfecta : (9-7-6-4) $12,524.00Rolling Triple : (2-3-9) $4,285.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23, 20151. *WAR CHIP WHenry 53.02. RULES OF THE CAT JInnis4 48.5 1 3/4L3. TERRA MARIQUE JPatterson4 49.0 3L4. FASTANDFLASHY PFrancis 50.5 Sh.Head5. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/2LWIN: $122.00PLACE: $93.00, $132.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 5yo ch mare – WAR MARSHALL out of BLUE CHIP byTrainer : MATHIE,ROWAN R Owner : LLOYD L DAVISBred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQuinella : (1,16) $718.00 Exacta : (1-16) $637.00D/E : (9-1) $2,188.00Trifecta : (1-16-9) $642.00Hi-5 : (1-16-9-11-14) $36,182.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-1) $5,721.00Pick-4 : (2-3-9-1) $7,472.00Super-6 : (2-5-2-3-9-1) $25,020.70Pick-9 : (7-2-7-2-5-2-3-9-1) $1,693,538.50PlacePot 8 : (1,2-3,7-2,8-1,5-2,9-2,3-7,9-1,16) $5,979.00last_img read more

Lowenfield denies informing President of “bloated” voters’ list

first_imgChief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has admitted that he never advised the President that the voters list was bloated with 200,000 names, raising questions about where President David Granger and the coalition got such “facts” from.The government side has repeatedly said that the existence of 200,000 extra names necessitated house to house registration, an exercise that could further delay elections. But on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the High Court, Lowenfield denied that he advised the President in this direction.“I have not engaged his excellency on the numbers game. And I cannot pronounce on that… its speculative. I would want to do an exercise to determine that amount,” Lowenfield said, when asked about the President’s comments.More details in the Wednesday, July 24, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

Giuliani making Valley area a home base for campaign

first_imgAlso last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made waves at the state GOP convention when he said California’s Republican Party was “dying at the box office” and needed to embrace a more moderate platform to lure independent voters. DuHaime wouldn’t comment on what Schwarzenegger’s remarks meant for Giuliani – decidedly the moderate in the current crop of Republican 2008 hopefuls – but said Giuliani had the ability to reach out to moderates and conservative Democrats. “Giuliani is the only candidate that makes California competitive for Republicans,” DuHaime said. In regards to courting the growing Latino voting bloc, DuHaime said Giuliani would be able to reach across demographic lines with ease, without singling out any groups. “Rudy doesn’t have a special message for any group,” he said. DuHaime said Giuliani would be stressing homeland security and the economy when talking with Californians. On the issue of immigration, DuHaime said Giuliani envisions a border security plan similar to the CompStat system launched at the New York Police Department under current LAPD Chief William Bratton. “When (Giuliani) says he can end illegal immigration, he can do it,” DuHaime said. Giuliani took heat from Republican rivals last week when he told talk-show host Glenn Beck that illegal immigration is “not a crime.” GLENDALE – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani became the first 2008 candidate to make the Valley area a home base for his statewide campaign when staff officially opened his office Wednesday. Giuliani’s national campaign manager, Mike DuHaime, came to the Southland to greet supporters at the official opening of the Giuliani Campaign California Headquarters at 300 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale. In an interview with the Daily News, DuHaime said Glendale was selected for being an “area with a high concentration of support” for Giuliani. DuHaime was optimistic about Giuliani’s chances both in Los Angeles and statewide, citing polls that have showed the former New York mayor leading other GOP candidates by a wide margin. An Aug. 16 Field Poll of likely Republican primary voters in California showed Giuliani leading the pack with 35 percent, followed by 14 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 13 percent for actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who formally announced his candidacy on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last week. “We couldn’t prosecute 12 million people,” the former mayor said, later adding, “My solution is close the border to illegal immigration.” DuHaime added that the campaign was pleased that California’s early primaries will give the state greater say in the nominating process, characterizing the Feb. 5 vote as “good for us, good for California.” Giuliani’s Sept. 27 appearance at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Poppy Pavilion will mark his 10th campaign visit to the state. bridget.johnson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3702160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD Business: Donegal companies forge new trade links in US

first_imgA joint partnership between Gartan Technologies from Donegal and US firm Adashi Systems was just one of the success stories form the Ireland North West delegation who travelled to the United States last week as part of a trade visit.This, coupled with the establishment of a Boston office for Derry firm GoWalkTalk add to the ongoing commitment to strengthen economic development links between Massachusetts and the North West region.Making the announcement of the new Boston office for GoWalkTalk, the Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, speaking at the Golden Bridges Conference, said the investment by the Derry based healthcare management applications and solution’s company was evidence of the ongoing positive partnership arrangement with Massachusetts and the North West region of Ireland. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council presenting at the North West Show case at the UMass Building during the North West Ireland delegation visit to Massachusetts last week.The Ireland North West delegation, the first of its kind to travel to Massachusetts, was cross border and cross agency led, with the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey, the Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, the Chief Executives of both Councils, Seamus Neely and John Kelpie, Council officials, representatives from Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the North West Regional College, and 17 local businesses, all travelling to promote the region for investment and build and develop strong links and relationships between both regions.An inspiring “Gateway for Growth” promotional video and brochure was officially launched during the visit and businesses and officials in Worcester, Springfield and Boston about the unique opportunities that existed for investment in Ireland North West.Seamus Neely, Chief Executive with Donegal County Council said that the potential US investors were very interested to hear that Ireland North West is ranked in the top 10 economies in the world for ease of doing business and starting a business, and to hear about our strong and diverse SME base and real spirit of entrepreneurship.“What was very evident from our visit was how the US businesses were interested in our location and our closeness to Europe. We went out there with a very clear message that our unique location is our strength and how we provide the only region that has a land border between the UK and the rest of the EU.” Pictured at the Golden Bridges Conference in Boston last week is Joe McHugh TD Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Terence Slowey and Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh.“Our young, well educated population with their strong worth ethic, and the fact that 31% of our school leavers are educated to degree level and have right skills for employment were very much of interest to the businesses we spoke to.”John Kelpie, Chief Executive with Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “We told delegates about our unique offering and the fact that Ireland North West, that includes the fourth largest city on the island of Ireland, is a very attractive location for international business partnerships because of its hugely talented skills base, competitive operating costs, advanced telecommunications infrastructure and excellent education and business linkages. A key selling point for us was our unique location and our close connectivity to Europe, our very youthful and talented population, and excellent skills base.“We were very forthright about our ambitious plans for the future and told them about how we are investing multi-millions of pounds in our road, rail and air infrastructure and connectivity over the next five to 10 years, that will see the expansion of our university, the development of a graduate medical school and major redevelopment of the city sites including investment in housing, office and retail space and leisure service provision. We outlined our strong commitment to building on our existing strengths in terms of our youthful and well educated population, our talent and creativity and skills base to promote ourselves as a city and region that is willing and able to do business.”Another top selling point for the delegation was the region’s extremely cost competitiveness for prime office rent space compared to Boston or Dublin and the attractive financial support packages and ongoing aftercare support for potential investors that are on offer, in addition to our universities and institutions that are driving our technology and knowledge industries.John Kelpie said these impressive selling points make Ireland North West a highly attractive and competitive location to do business and he is confident some real linkages and connections were made.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey said feedback on what Ireland North West has to offer has been very positive and that people in the US were genuinely very excited about what the region has to offer.Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock said the visit was very significant not only in terms of forging links and relationships but in giving the companies that travelled as part of the delegation a real insight into the US market and the opportunities that exist for development and expansion. For the 17 companies that travelled as part of the delegation there is a lot of follow up work to do with the connections and links made during the visit.Eleanor Hanna from Donegal based Hanna Hats felt that the trip was very beneficial for her business and said that “we have made some great contacts with high end fashion stores in the US and we are planning to meet up with them in the New Year to pursue these opportunities further”.Orla Ward from O’Neill’s, Ireland’s largest sportswear manufacturing company, said the visit was really worthwhile and she is following up on a number of very positive leads with colleges and universities in Boston who are interested in their quality performance playing kits.DD Business: Donegal companies forge new trade links in US was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 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)last_img read more

PEDESTRIANS FORCED TO FLEE AS GARDAI PURSUED DRINK-DRIVER THROUGH LETTERKENNY

first_imgA Letterkenny man led Gardai on a pursuit through the town after being spotted holding a bottle of wine while driving.John McDonagh fled from Gardai after being reported to be drinking and driving at Ballyboe on March 5th last.After being approached by Gardai he fled and drove up through the Long Lane and Glencar areas of the town where he was pursued by Gardai with flashing sirens. McDonagh, 32, tried to overtake another car in his way and mounted a footpath but crashed into the other car.The defendant, of 19 Cashel Park, Lisnennan, Letterkenny, drove on down Convent Road in his Volkswagen Passat and forced two pedestrians to jump out of the way.Gardai again tried to stop McDonagh but he continued to drive towards the Oldtown area of the town before being hemmed in and arrested by Gardai.Solicitor Kieran Dillon told Letterkenny District Court his client had argued with his partner earlier that day and had decided to go drinking.He said his client was getting married this year, was very sorry for what had happened and accepted he will be off the road for a long time.Judge Paul Kelly said the incident was at the upper end of the scale.“This was an aggrevated incident. He was stopped by Gardai and then tried to escape and evade Gardai over a length of time. God knows what might have happened if he was not trapped.“He also collided with another vehicle and put a number of pedestrians and Gardai in danger,” he said.Judge Kelly ordered a community service report and said he was considering imposing 200 hours community service for both charges of dangerous driving.PEDESTRIANS FORCED TO FLEE AS GARDAI PURSUED DRINK-DRIVER THROUGH LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 27th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Hammack center is back in the game

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – The Hammack Activity Center will reopen next week after $400,000 in repairs and refurbishment that closed it for three months. The center will reopen Tuesday, and from Jan. 9 to Jan. 14 it will host contests, games, crafts and sporting activities, city officials said. “We’re just trying to encourage people to come out and revisit the Hammack Center and invite children to come in,” said Eric Dombrowski, recreation supervisor. Repairing damage caused by storms last December and January, the center got a new roof at a cost of $393,000. It also got new indoor lights, ceiling tiles and a new paint job. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The 29,000-square-foot center, at 815 E. Ave. Q-6, contains a basketball court, a tot room, table games and a food court. Two roller hockey rinks are located outside. Opened in 1992, the center is named for sheriff’s Deputy Richard B. Hammack, a narcotics investigator killed that year in a shootout at the Palmdale mobile home of a drug dealer who was killed by other deputies. The youth center building was once a supermarket and later a toy store, bought by the city and refurbished at a cost of $2 million. It is the last remnant of the Palmdale Plaza, the city’s main shopping center until the early 1990s. Starting on Tuesday, Hammack hours will be 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.comlast_img read more

MAC CUMHAILLS EARN THE BRAGGING RIGHTS WITH DERBY WIN OVER GLENFIN

first_imgMac Cumhaills earned an excellent five-point victory over bitter local rivals Glenfin earlier this evening in their opening fixture of the Donegal SFC.As predicted the game was going to be close, tough and tense, and it was extremely physical throughout with both sides battling to take control of the match.Ultimately in the end up, Mac Cumhaills had that little bit more quality up front that gave them the edge over a Glenfin side full of endeavour and heart. Games between these two sides are always important but a clash in the SFC brings added significance and pressure.It was a very close opening half with both sides trading scores, but two wonderful points from Gerard Ward edged the hosts in front at half-time.Half-time score Glenfin 0-06 Mac Cumhaills 0-05Ten minutes into the second-half and the scores were tied at 0-08 apiece, but Glenfin failed to score in the final twenty minutes and that ultimately was the reason they lost the game. A super score from Stephen Mulligan edged the Ballybofey men in front, and after that score they registered four unanswered points.They won the game by five points and were deserving winners in the end.Final score Glenfin 0-08 Mac Cumhaills 0-13. MAC CUMHAILLS EARN THE BRAGGING RIGHTS WITH DERBY WIN OVER GLENFIN was last modified: September 28th, 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:Donegal SFCglenfinMac CumhaillsnewsSportlast_img read more

Photo library: Countryside 1

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Northern Cape province: A colourfully painted old water pump attracts tourists to a nearby roadside stall.Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: An old car serves as a growing platform for succulents at a roadside stall. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: The Kenhardt farmstall is a welcome stop after a long dry road. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: The Kenhardt farmstall is a welcome stop after a long dry road. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: The Kenhardt farmstall is a welcome stop after a long dry road. Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area.Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area.Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image COUNTRYSIDE 1: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com. .last_img read more

Afcon 2013 countdown begins

first_img10 October 2012With 100 days to go before the kick-off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in South Africa, the Gauteng provincial government has called on locals to get behind the tournament.The biennial competition will be staged in five South African cities, namely Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Nelspruit, between 19 January and 10 February.With both the opening and closing matches billed to take place at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium (formerly Soccer City), the Gauteng government is pulling out all the stops to ensure a successful event.“We are very proud to once again be hosting the opening and closing of a major sporting event following the successful 2010 Fifa World Cup,” said Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Lebogang Maile.‘Start wearing the green and gold’“As we join millions of South Africans in celebrating this milestone, I would like urge all Gauteng citizens to get ready for the tournament, buy tickets and rally behind the tournament to ensure that it becomes a success.”Everyone should start wearing green and gold and fly the South African flag high, Maile added.Leading up to the tournament, the department has planned a number of campaigns aimed at encouraging Gauteng communities to rally behind the tournament.These include Magnificent Fridays, public viewing of the screening of the Afcon draw, the Mandela Challenge and Bafana Bafana matches.The draw for the tournament is scheduled to take place in Durban on 24 October. Fifteen teams, who will emerge from the final qualifiers, will join hosts South Africa for the draw to determine the first-round groups for the tournament.Zambia, or “Chipolopolo” as they are affectionately known, are the defending champions.North West ‘fully behind tournament’Meanwhile, the North West provincial government has also pledged its full support for the successful hosting of all Afcon 2013 matches to be played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.“We will not shy from our responsibility to ensure that Rustenburg Local Municipality is given all the support it needs for a successful hosting of the tournament, as we have done during the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” North West Premier Thandi Modise told an Afcon local organising committee (LOC) delegation on Tuesday.“While we have the infrastructure and the experience to host the matches, we will spare no effort to make South Africa proud hosts of the tournament in a safe and secure environment in our province,” Modise said, adding: “The hospitality of our people is our greatest advantage.”The LOC delegation met with Modise and Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Tebogo Modise, for a briefing on interventions needed to ensure that the Royal Bafokeng Stadium is ready to host the prestigious tournament.Modise expressed appreciation for the R5-million the Royal Bafokeng Administration, under the leadership of Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, had committed towards construction of two additional dressing rooms and a referee’s dressing room at the stadium.For its part, the province would commit resources and ensure that a technical team inclusive of all role players received all the support it needed, Modise said.Among the issues identified as needing the highest priority were access to tickets, transportation of fans, and the need for partnerships to ensure maximum attendance of matches.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Armstrong joins Seed Consultants

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seed Consultants, Inc. (SCI) welcomes Alissa Armstrong as MarketingCommunications Manager. In this role, Alissa will work with the SCI team to develop and execute marketing strategies and tactics. Alissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Wittenberg University and brings five years of marketing and communication experience to SCI. Prior to joining SCI, Alissa was an Account Executive for FLM Harvest, a strategic consulting, marketing and communications agency that serves clients in the agriculture, food, lifestyle and pet markets.“Alissa comes from a great family and is the type of hard working individual we want in our organization,” said Stuart Yensel, Director of Sales and Marketing for SCI.last_img read more