And he didn’t offer much insight into when he would play next.“Presently, I have no timetable for my return to golf, but my treatments are continuing and going well,” Woods said.Woods was out of competition for 15 months because of two back surgeries in the fall of 2015. He played his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of December, returned to the PGA Tour two months later at Torrey Pines (missed cut) and then withdrew after a 77 at the Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.Woods withdrew from the Genesis Open at Riviera — he even canceled his press conference — and the Honda Classic.“We’re not talking about an extended break,” his agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management, said in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Palmer died in September at 87.“This is the one event I didn’t want to skip,” Woods said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt will be the fourth consecutive year that Woods does not play Bay Hill dating to his two-shot victory in 2013 that returned him to No. 1 in the world. That was the 77th victory of his PGA Tour career. Woods won twice more that season, but none since then.He has plunged to No. 713 in the world due to playing only 19 times on the PGA Tour dating to the start of 2014 because of injuries. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home And yet that’s what this appears to be.Woods withdrew from Dubai on Feb. 3. The Masters, which starts April 6, would be his next logical option. Woods is not eligible for the Dell Match Play in two weeks, and he has never played the week before the Masters.When he stepped away because of the scandal in his personal life in Thanksgiving 2009, Woods did not play for roughly five months until he showed up at Augusta National. He shot 68 the first round and tied for fourth.But he was coping with back issues in 2010.The Arnold Palmer Invitational is set for a big week of emotions and celebrations, featuring a bronze statue to be unveiled near the first tee, and Palmer’s cart parked behind the 16th tee of Bay Hill, his favorite spot to watch.Woods noted that both his children were born at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, and he said he thought of the King as a “close friend.”“He will be greatly missed and can never truly be replaced,” Woods said. LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town In this file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Arnold Palmer share a laugh during the trophy presentation after Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. APPALM HARBOR, Florida — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again.Woods announced on his website Thursday (Friday Manila time) that ongoing rest and rehabilitation on his back will keep him away from Bay Hill and the tournament he has won a record eight times. Woods said he was particularly disappointed because of a week at Bay Hill to celebrate the life of the tournament host.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Former porn actress testifies ex-MMA fighter took steroids
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Austria sees twin towers Ateneo cut UST’s win run at four games, dropping the Tigresses to 5-4.Ateneo overwhelmed UST on offense, befuddling the Tigresses’ defense with a balanced attack: Bea de Leon and Jho Maraguinot topscored with 12 points each, while Kat Tolentino and Mich Morente came up with 11 and 10, respectively.“In the end, everyone contributed,” said Meneses. “We remained composed and didn’t give up even though the game was up and down.”It was indeed a topsy-turvy endgame as UST launched late fight-backs in both the second and third sets.UP ends slideADVERTISEMENT View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis was supposed to be the season that Ateneo would have to cope with the absence of its heart and soul.Looks like the Lady Eagles are doing just fine.ADVERTISEMENT The Ateneo freight train continued chugging forward, crushing one major stumbling block Wednesday with a decisive 25-10, 26-24, 28-26 victory over erstwhile streaking University of Santo Tomas to consolidate its leadership in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.The victory extended the Lady Eagles’ winning run to seven games to stay alone on top of the standings—something everyone thought improbable before the start of the season considering Ateneo lost superstar Alyssa Valdez to graduation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNot only are they defying expectations—they are now at 8-1 for the season—they also have no plans of surrendering their run just yet.“Coach Tai (Bundit) prioritized training and getting improvement every game; we still have more to come,” said assistant coach Sherwin Meneses in Filipino. “We train differently [for] different teams.” But the Lady Eagles withstood each rally as they plugged the Tigresses into a four-team gridlock at third place with Far Eastern University, National University and University of the Philippines, which finally snapped out of a four-game spiral.The Lady Maroons trampled on the University of the East Lady Warriors, 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-10, in the first game.The Tigresses started off cold, struggling in both passing and reception to fall prey to the Lady Eagles’ rampaging start.But in the second frame, UST put up a fight with Cherry Rondina and EJ Laure rising to the challenge. The Tigresses reached set point twice but just couldn’t finish off the gritty Ateneo side.UST also put up a stand in the third, riding Laure anew to climb from a 23-18 hole to reach set point anew. But Laure committed two errors to slow UST’s run.The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, relied on their usual heroines Diana Carlos, Kath Bersola and Isa Molde, who all turned in double-digit performances for their fifth win in nine matches.Carlos topscored with 21 points, while Bersola and Molde issued 18 and 16 points, respectively.The Lady Warriors offered little challenge, relying heavily on team captain Shaya Adorador, who managed 12 points to lead the team. MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards
Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The British distance specialist who defended his Olympic titles in both the 5,000 and 10,000 at the Rio Games last year plans to retire from track races after the world championships in London this August. He’s said that after that he’ll likely focus on the marathon.American Ronnie Baker bested both countryman Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre De Grasse to win the men’s 100, while Tori Bowie prevailed over a strong field that included Allyson Felix and Jamaican Elaine Thompson to win the 200 on a brilliantly sunny but breezy day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFarah, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth late last year, was the star of the Diamond League’s lone stop in the United States, holding off Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworwor.He beamed when he said the victory answered those naysayers who scoff that he is too old at 34. “If I wasn’t enjoying it, I wouldn’t be winning,” Farah said, holding his toddler son Hussein. “I’m happy, I’m enjoying and I work hard. As long as you work hard and you believe in yourself you can come up with the results.”Considered one of the strongest 5,000 fields in recent memory, Farah was joined in the race by Paul Chelimo, who won silver in the 5K in Rio, and Kenyan Paul Tanui, the silver medalist in the 10K. The field was crowded with 29 entrants.Farah started moving up in the pack at the halfway point and with two laps to go he took the lead among some jostling by his challengers. Crossing the finish he pounded his chest in victory.Baker, a two-time NCAA champion in the 60, was happy to spoil the Pre’s anticipated showdown between Gatlin and De Grasse. He won in a wind-aided 9.86 seconds.“I felt great,” Baker said. “I felt like I had a really good start for the first time in a long time, so that was amazing and after that I just went through my motions, executed and came out with a victory.”ADVERTISEMENT Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Mo Farah celebrates as he reaches to the finish line in the men’s 5,000 meters in his last race in the U.S. at the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)EUGENE, Ore. — Mo Farah pounded his chest after crossing the finish line on a U.S. track for perhaps the final time.Farah won the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at Oregon’s Hayward Field on Saturday in 13 minutes, 0.70 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He had a strong finish to win the Golden Grand Prix last week in Japan, and he said he had a good start in the Pre.“Now I’ve just got to piece them together,” he said.Americans Devon Allen, Aries Merritt and David Oliver challenged Olympic champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica in the 110 hurdles, with McLeod coming out on top in 13.01 seconds. Ronald Levy was second and Allen — who was running on his home college track — was third.Allen, who also played football at Oregon, decided to go pro in track last November after making the U.S. Olympic team.Russian Sergey Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion, encountered issues with obtaining a visa in time to compete in the event. Prefontaine director Tom Jordan said that for the first time in nearly a decade, some 10 athletes were denied or faced delays in obtaining visas for the event, the lone U.S. stop on the elite Diamond League series.Morolake Akinosun won the women’s 100 in 10.94. The race featured Tianna Bartoletta, who won the gold medal in Rio in the long jump and finished second to Brittney Reese in that same event at the Pre on Friday night.Bowie seemed as surprised as anyone that she won the 200, describing the race as “practice” for nationals. She finished in a meet record 21.77 seconds.“My coach and my manager made sure they clarified that this was all to prepare for the nationals, so I was like, ’OK, it’s just practice then,” she said. “I executed my plan and it went well.”Felix said her race wasn’t “that great” but it served a purpose: “I wanted to get out here and see where I was at.” Other winners Saturday included Americans Jasmine Stowers, who won the 100 hurdles in 12.59; Christian Taylor, who won the Triple Jump in 59 feet, 5 inches; LaShawn Merritt, who ran the 400 in 44.79; and Sam Kendricks, who won the pole vault with a leap of 19 feet, 2 3/4 inches.South Africa’s Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 in 1:57.78; Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won the 1,500 in 3:59.67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments
He announced plans to move the staging of the annual event in 2018 to a Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday race day. “We took the decision to host next year’s sporting event on Sunday to ease the effect of the road closure in Negril and also to allow more persons to attend by giving those who have to work up to Friday the opportunity to arrive in Negril on the Saturday”, he said. The event’s world-renowned Pasta Party is back at the Swept Away Sports Complex this year. Also, runners and the general public can enjoy the sounds of the award-winning reggae band Raging Fyah at the Beach Bash Victory Party at Long Bay Beach Park, on December 2. Reggae Marathon’s charity partner is the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and the event continues to encourage runners and walkers to raise funds for the organisation through participation in the event. In addition, the donation of six computers to the winning schools in the 10K High School’s Championship is ongoing. MOVING TO SUNDAY KINGSTON: The 2017 staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K is set for Saturday, December 2 in Negril. In making the announcement at a media launch yesterday at the Alhambra Inn, Race Director, Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis noted that last year’s staging of the annual sporting event by the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston received the most recognitions from runners and walkers over the 16 years of staging. In addition, there were accolades from international professional sporting magazines and associations as a calendar event of high international standards. The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K race event was selected among the Best Half Marathons around the world in 2016. The award was the result of a survey among members of the 100 Half Marathons Club, based in the USA. This is a racing club of members who have completed 100 lifetime half marathons, with some members completing up to 300. In addition, the annual event received the nod from more than 24,000 readers of the UK-based Women’s Running and Men’s Running magazines. They decided that Reggae Marathon was the Men’s Running International Race of the Year and a highly commended event in the Women’s Running International Race of the Year category. “We are very pleased to advise that to date, runners and walkers from over 32 countries have registered to participate on December 2 and we are looking forward to an even more outstanding staging,” Francis said. He noted that the 2017 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K has been chosen as the culmination race in the successful national Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge, led by the Ministry of Health. “This choice by the ministry validates all our previous efforts to have Corporate Jamaica use the event as a platform to build a healthy workforce, while increasing productivity through camaraderie and team building at the workplace, thereby reducing the pressure on the island’s health system,” Francis added.
The casinos, however, are balking at legislative mandates insisting upon the use of official data. Joe Asher, the CEO of bookmaker William Hill USA, told The New York Times that such a mandate “sets up monopoly pricing power. This whole thing of official league data is like a smoke screen.” It’s a major issue to work through, especially if in-game betting – people betting on various aspects of games after they’ve already started – catches on in the United States the same way that it has in the United Kingdom. In-game betting, which is huge in Europe, is still relatively small in this country. Most Nevada bookmakers say in-game options make up no more than five per cent of their sports-wagering business, although William Hill has said it accounted for nearly 25 percent of its sports business in the US during 2017. Only a handful of states have legalised sports betting since the Supreme Court decision in May, though several more states are expected to get operations up and running in the next year or so. Bettors now have been largely playing the basics – will Team X beat Team Y by more than six points, will the teams combine to score more than 210 points, that sort of thing. “There’s a couple of things about official data that make it advantageous for sports betting,” said Scott Kaufman-Ross, an NBA vice president who oversees fantasy sports and gaming. “Most is the speed. … That’s important for in-game betting.” LAS VEGAS (AP): Here’s a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilising a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then gets made before play resumes. The NBA wants that bettor to see the best possible data. So the league is seeking to get stats out quicker than ever. Fast isn’t fast enough for the NBA anymore, not when it comes to stats – especially now that the US Supreme Court has opened the door for states to allow wagering on games. The league has upgraded its stat systems in the past year to try and get its data out as close to real-time as possible, even aiming to beat the typical lag of 7-15 seconds that it takes for television or streaming services to show whatever happened. It’s about what the NBA calls official data. The league’s stance is that getting accurate stats to bettors is critical so the player knows what they’re betting on and the casinos will know when to pay out or not. But how much value that data has for casinos – and whether they will pay anything for it – remains unclear. “My view is we should be compensated for our intellectual property, but we can do that directly, again, with commercial relationships with gaming establishments,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, whose league had hoped this matter would be resolved with federal regulation instead of various policies getting worked on state by state by state. Silver met with betting officials in Las Vegas earlier this month, and how data should be provided was one of the topics on the agenda. The NBA has said it is seeking a one per cent “integrity fee” on wagers, which the league said would offset their additional security costs and compensate them for the data they can provide. CASINOS
Weather: RainyTrack condition: GoodRace 1 1000 M (R) (Purse $600,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACETHE BLUE MAHOE*1. #2 TRANSITION TIME AntThomas2 52.0 $90.00 $72.002. #4 ASTRO MWard3 53.0 5-1/2L $68.003. #1 SON OF TAQARUB RoshJohnson4 53.5 8L $75.004. #3 SQUIT SEllis 55.0 Neck5. #5 HARBOUR DEEN NBerger3 54.0 2-1/2LFinal Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 24.2, 48.2Winner : 5yo b horse – DEPUTY GLITTERS – PRINCESS CHIONESOTrainer : RUDOLPH M HARDIAL Owner : FI-NIA FARMBred by TEDDY AGUSTUS LEVYEx : (2-4) $244.00Tri : (2-4-1) $117.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $870,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $250,0 LIFETIME (DIV.I)THE ACKEE*1. #1 MISS LINDA WRAY OScott2 52.0 $85.00 $51.002. #5 NATURALLY MYSTICAL RLahoe 53.0 11L $72.003. #6 ESTALITA JInnis* 50.0 4-1/2L $68.004. #7 FLYING BULLET DAThomas 53.0 2-1/4L5. #9 LEGAL DANCER DDawkins* 50.0 7LLate scratch : #4 WHITE BEAUTY, #8 DESPACITOFinal Time : 1:08.3 Splits : 24.0, 47.3Winner : 3yo b filly – TRADITIONAL – MS. MARTHA BRAETrainer : JOHNNY S WILMOT Owner : MICHAEL L WRAYBred by MICHAEL L. WRAYQuin : (1,5) $267.00 Ex : (1-5) $301.00D/E : (2-1) $146.00Tri : (1-5-6) $421.00Superfecta : (1-5-6-7) $752.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. #7 FOOT SOLDIER PHolder 54.0 $164.00 $59.00*2. #2 ICE ICE BABY AntThomas2 52.0 3-3/4L $56.003. #4 KING WITHIN LSteadman* 56.0 3L $85.004. #6 HOLY LIGHT RLahoe 54.0 2-1/2L5. #1 NO MONEY FRIEND JPatterson* 54.0 8LFinal Time : 1:29.1 Splits : 23.4, 47.3, 1:13.3Winner : 4yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – MS. MARTHA BRAETrainer : GARY J GRIFFITHS Owner : GARY J GRIFFITHSBred by DR. PERCIVAL A. HENRYEx : (7-2) $472.00D/E : (1-7) $251.00Tri : (7-2-4) $475.00Rolling Triple : (2-1-7) $412.00Race 4 1820 M (Purse $870,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACETHE COAT OF ARMS*1. #4 DADDY’S DILEMMA LSteadman 54.5 $77.00 $50.002. #2 COHETE DEL EXITO DCardenas 50.5 1-1/2L $53.003. #6 PURE HEART PParchment 55.0 2-3/4L $54.004. #7 MY MOM JUSS HPottinger* 53.0 1/2L5. #8 NALA’S BUSHMAN PHolder 55.0 4-1/2LLate scratch : #1 LADYOPPORTUNEFinal Time : 2:01.3 Splits : 27.3, 53.0, 1:18.2, 1:45.2Winner : 3yo b filly – LIQUIDITY – MISS FRANTrainer : ANTHONY C NUNES Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by RICHARD NASEEF AZANQuin : (2,4) $207.00 Ex : (4-2) $319.00D/E : (7-4) $220.00 (7-1) $251.00Tri : (4-2-6) $300.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-4) $419.00Race 5 1700 M (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW4)THE LIGNUM VITAE1. #5 HEY CHAMP OnBeckford2 54.0 $575.00 $230.002. #8 SIR FREDERICK AndrePowell* 54.0 Sh.Head $232.003. #2 LEEKOUT AntThomas2 54.0 1-1/4L $168.00*4. #3 DANOS LA PAZ LSteadman* 57.0 1-1/2L5. #6 MINNIFFIA JPatterson* 52.0 3-1/2LLate scratch : #1 VISION OF GOLDFinal Time : 1:50.0 Splits : 26.0, 51.0, 1:17.0, 1:42.2Winner : 5yo ch gelding – SEEKING THE GLORY – PRETTY HILLYTrainer : CARLOS A LEUNG Owner : SPANISH ONESBred by DONALD G. WEHDYQuin : (5,8) $2,554.00 Ex : (5-8) $6,588.00D/E : (4-5) $975.00Tri : (5-8-2) $5,918.00Superfecta : (5-8-2-3) $28,784.00Rolling Triple : (7-4-5) $3,933.00INDEPENDENCE DAY STAKES TROPHYRace 6 1600 M (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. #3 ALSO CORRECT OWalker 55.0 $196.00 $82.002. #9 BATIDOR DE MUNDO WHenry 55.0 2L $72.003. #1 STRIKE IT LUCKY DCardenas 55.0 2-1/4L $60.004. #2 POWERFUL RED OScott2 55.0 3-1/2L5. #8 MARIA’S GLORY AChatrie 53.0 7LLate scratch : #6 CODED SECRETFinal Time : 1:46.2 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:15.1Winner : 7yo b mare – REGION OF MERIT – ROYAL PIZZAZTrainer :RYAN O DARBY Owner : RAPHAEL E GORDONBred by MARK & SUSAN WATESQuin : (3,9) $505.00 Ex : (3-9) $919.00D/E : (5-3) $4,320.00Tri : (3-9-1) $531.00Superfecta : (3-9-1-2) $7,630.00 Hi-5 : (3-9-1-2-8) $7,630.00Rolling Triple : (4-5-3) $5,547.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACETHE DOCTOR BIRD1. #6 TRADITIONALMEDICIN ODonegal 52.0 $414.00 $84.002. #4 PRINCE MALIK NBerger3 53.0 1-1/4L $87.00*3. #7 RUNDAZZLE SEllis 55.0 1-1/4L $56.004. #8 STRIKEPRINCEGEORGE DDawkins* 54.0 6-1/2L5. #10 REASONS RichReid 52.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #9 JUS NATURALFinal Time : 1:01.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0Winner : 4yo b filly – TRADITIONAL – STORM WITHINTrainer : CASHBERT KHWALSINGH Owner : GILBERT KHWALSINGHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quin : (4,6) $1,033.00 Ex : (6-4) $3,483.00D/E : (3-6) $4,002.00Tri : (6-4-7) $1,226.00Superfecta : (6-4-7-8) $9,196.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $81,584.75Rolling Triple : (5-3-6) $14,391.00Race 8 1820 M (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)THE NATIONAL FLAG1. #2 DADA’S NALA JPatterson* 53.0 $514.00 $192.002. #11 AGNES T OEdwards 51.0 1-1/2L $1395.003. #3 DIOSA DE ORO DCardenas 50.5 2-1/4L $208.004. #1 MAGICAL SELECTA DGordon 51.5 Neck5. #8 METICULOUS OWhite 51.0 3-1/4LLate scratch : #5 BLUE TRADITIONFinal Time : 2:00.2 Splits : 26.3, 52.1, 1:18.2, 1:45.1Winner : 4yo b filly – DISTORTED – MY GIRL NALATrainer : MICHAEL C MARLOWE Owner : VALERIE P MARLOWEBred by ARTHUR GRANVILLE LEWIS,Quin : (2,11) $8,512.00 Ex : (2-11) $21,175.00D/E : (6-2) $6,113.00Tri : (2-11-3) $23,829.00Superfecta : (2-11-3-1) $111,247.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $228,036.25Rolling Triple : (3-6-2) $27,707.00Race 9 1100 M (Purse $870,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $250,0 LIFETIME (DIV.II)*1. #2 PANDORA’S BOX OWalker 54.0 $126.00 $73.002. #6 ARIA JPatterson* 53.0 Neck $91.003. #4 SLY STALLOON OScott2 53.0 2-1/2L $150.004. #7 PARAJET BebHarvey* 56.0 3-1/2L5. #1 LAZER LIGHT PHolder 54.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #8 EXPLOSIVE GIRLFinal Time : 1:09.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.4Winner : 3yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – FLUFFYTrainer : WAYNE A DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA & ROBERT K. THOMASBred by ELIZABETH DACOSTA & EDMUND THOMASQuin : (2,6) $251.00 Ex : (2-6) $491.00D/E : (2-2) $2,352.00Tri : (2-6-4) $442.00Superfecta : (2-6-4-7) $955.00Rolling Triple : (6-2-2) $29,213.00Race 10 2000 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #9 SUPERLUMINAL OWalker 55.0 $195.00 $60.00*2. #7 DONTAE SEllis 54.5 1-1/2L $52.003. #3 DYSFUNCTIONAL AntThomas2 55.0 4-1/2L $59.004. #5 OLD BRAETON OWhite 51.0 15L5. #4 BIBLICAL LEGEND AChatrie 51.5 2-3/4LFinal Time : 2:09.0 Splits : 24.4, 50.3, 1:14.4, 1:40.0Winner : 6yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION – THOUSAND HILLSTrainer :IAN S PARSARD Owner : P. J. K TEAMBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quin : (7,9) $216.00 Ex : (9-7) $602.00D/E : (2-9) $363.00Tri : (9-7-3) $200.00Superfecta : (9-7-3-5) $9,502.00Rolling Triple : (2-2-9) $5,526.00Race 11 1300 M (Purse $650,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #9 PRINCESS CAULA AntThomas2 52.0 $109.00 $60.002. #7 PHOTOGENIC OScott2 51.0 Head $76.003. #6 MR. DOITBETTA HPottinger* 54.0 4L $149.004. #3 CUE THREE DGordon 52.0 3/4L5. #10 SMASHING ONE OWhite 51.0 3/4LFinal Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.3, 1:14.3Winner : 5yo b mare – SORRENTINO – PRINCESS CUTTrainer : ERROL A WAUGH, Owner : WIN GLENBred by PAUL EMANUEL CAMPBELLQuin : (7,9) $263.00 Ex : (9-7) $512.00D/E : (9-9) $478.00Tri : (9-7-6) $1,165.00Superfecta : (9-7-6-3) $13,423.00 Hi-5 : (9-7-6-3-10) $138,505.00Rolling Triple : (2-9-9) $1,068.00
The 2019 track and field season is expected to start with a big bang on Saturday. Several of the top high-school track and field teams will be sending large teams to the new Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College for the 26th staging of the Purewater JC/Danny Williams Invitational meet. It’s the first meet on the 2019 Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) calendar and for the first time, athletes will be competing on an all-weather 4000-metre track at JC. Meet director Ian Forbes told The Gleaner on yesterday’s closing date for entries that 60 teams, including the national high-school boys’ and girls’ champions, Calabar and Edwin Allen, respectively, are among the entrants. “We are expecting a high-quality meet. There are more athletes than last year, and there is great anticipation by all to compete in this new world-class facility,” said Forbes, who is also first-vice-president of the JAAA. As many as 80 athletes from Calabar are expected to compete at the meet. However, while the Red Hills Road-based school will make their usual strong showing, a lot of focus will be on the host school Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC). Both schools have had coaching changes coming into the new season. Neil Harrison has moved to JC after four years at KC and will be hoping to put on a grand display. Lead coach at KC Leaford Grant is downplaying the expected clash with their former coach. “KC will be taking a different approach this season. It will be a slow and progressive one for us as the guys are just coming off a Christmas break, and we will not be pushing them so early in trying to seize any psychological advantage over any team,” said Grant, who indicated that winning last year’s Manning Cup football competition has lifted the level of confidence at KC and that this will be reflected in the track and field season. Girls’ champions Edwin Allen have also entered over 80 athletes at the meet, and head coach Michael Dyke will be firing some ‘warning shots’. “We did not have a very good preparation as we did not compete on the road and in development meets in December, but the holiday camp was an excellent one, and come Saturday, we expect great performances all round. The platform for another successful season will be set on Saturday,” said an upbeat Dyke. It’s being whispered in some circles that former girls’ champions Holmwood Technical will unseat Edwin Allen this year, and they have also entered a big team. Coach Dave Anderson said that Holmwood will show on Saturday that they are ready to take back the title they last won in 2013. “We have had a great preseason, and we are strong in all classes,” Anderson said. “Preparation between September to December was excellent, and it will be shown on Saturday and in the days leading up to Champs,” he added. All throwing events for Saturday’s meet will be held at the UWI-Usain Bolt Stadium in Mona, and the athletes will be shuttled by bus to that venue. As usual, an outstanding individual who over the years has contributed to the meet will be recognised, and this year’s honouree is statistician Trevor McCain. Trophies will also be awarded to top athletes at the meet. HIGH-QUALITY MEET
…at Sussex Stack in the day there was a popular calypso, “Gi’e me de pill de Doctor order me!” But the other night, even when the Doctor from the House rushed to the (bottom) house warehouse, there wasn’t a pill in sight to be shown to the bevy of MP’s and the mob of reporters in tow! By now, we probably all know about the sordid and sleazy genealogy of the “Case of the Missing Pill”. But it bears repetition since its clear the truth is a bitter pill that the Government benches and the Speaker don’t want to swallow.Let’s start with the fact that the brouhaha isn’t just about the fact that a sitting Minister sole sourced a “warehouse” for pharma that was just a “house”, but that he LIED about it to Parliament and was forced to apologise. In every other jurisdiction he would’ve been forced to resign. After all, just funding the purchase of a facility by a government campaign contributor and paying an exorbitant rental for months of non-existent services is tantamount to criminal fraud. But the Minister was allowed to get away with the slap on the wrist of the “public apology”. After all he said he’s “learnt a lesson”.And this is what has to be asked now, “Exactly WHAT lesson did Dr Norton learn? That he can get away with murder once his PNC-led Government stands behind him? This Eyewitness wants to know why should there be recourse to the Hansard to find out whether MP Nandlall’s charge that four months AFTER the Minister’s apology, there still wasn’t “a pill” stored at the Sussex Street facility?The Speaker and everyone in that National Assembly knows the context in which Nandlall’s charge was made. What the delegation that was sent over to Sussex Street was looking into was whether the space that the Government was shelling out big time Government money ($12.5 million/monthly ain’t Chicken feed!) was storing government pharmaceuticals. This was the very raison d’etre for the rental that was offered to the nation by no other than that paragon of public probity, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. That just the case there was a fire at the Government warehouse at Diamond, or a traffic jam on the East Bank Highway, DRUGS could be rushed from Sussex Street to Georgetown Hospital to save lives.What was found? Condoms and lubricants? Was this “the pill” the doctor ordered? What MEDICAL emergency could possibly exist that would demand condoms and lubricant be available on call at the cost of millions and millions? Priapism? How widespread is this?Or will we be now told since “condoms” help in birth control, it can be called “THE pill”??!!…on Jubilee ParkIt wasn’t only Dr Norton who didn’t learn the real lesson from “Pharmagate”. Another doctor in the House also seemed to be suffering from moral aporia – Dr Roopnaraine. What’s at issue on the revelations that he was a Director of the Homestretch Corporation that collected public funds isn’t that he pilfered those funds. He very well might or mightn’t have… and this will be revealed in the Inquiry the Government should launch.No. What’s at issue is – as with Dr Norton – Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson lied to the House when he omitted the name of Dr Roopnaraine as one of the Directors of the Company. And Roopnaraine, in remaining quiet and deferring to Paterson to offer the “explanation” was part and parcel of a conspiracy to mislead the House. And this should not be allowed to pass.US President Nixon resigned not because he participated in the Watergate breaking. But, like Roopnaraine, he covered up his involvement in Homestretch.The House should demand no less this time.…on BudgetResource Minister Raphael Trotman wasn’t very resourceful when he compared the Budget to “bitter medicine” Guyanese must drink “for their own good”.Wasn’t that what Jim Jones told his flock about the Kool-Aid?
Full name: Chadwick Antonio Kirkpatrick WaltonBorn: July 3, 1985, JamaicaCurrent age: 32 yearsPlaying role Wicketkeeper batsmanBatting style Right-hand batFielding position: WicketkeeperNickname: RopeA dynamo with bat in hand, Walton is also a gem with cutlery in hand as he told Guyana Times Sport, “You name it, I cook it, my rule strictly no visitors in my Kitchen when I’m cooking”. The multi-talented sportsman, who plays badminton, hockey and basketball is one of the newcomers to the Guyana Amazon Warriors after spending his previous three seasons with his native Jamaica Tallawahs.Chadwick WaltonHis loyalty is not be questioned as he is more than elated to wear the Amazon Warrior Jersey. It’s an honour to represent the most consistent team in CPL thus far. Secondly, it means a lot to me to experience another franchise in CPL, this creates another opportunity for me to get to know a different culture and gain experience outside of the Tallahwahs”.Though his exploits in West Indies colours have been below par, he has garnered more consistency at regional level, especially in the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Last year, he had a strike rate of 114.5 on his way to scoring 301 runs from 13 matches with a high score of 97.The Jamaican made an appeal for all to come out in their numbers to the matches in Guyana. “I will encourage all cricket fans to come out and support their team and their country. Not only does CPL bring unity and festivity to the country; it brings revenue, tourism and a sense of patriotism to the people. Being in the stands is an experience everyone should be a part of even if you are not a cricket fan you sure will become one. CPL puts the Caribbean in the spotlight for just a few weeks and we must make the most of it! After all, it’s the biggest party in sport!”.Walton is expected to offer the team additional power-hitting at the top of the innings given that he can play as opener and also conduct the gloveman duties.
…in oilLike they say, “mout’ open and story jump out!”. This time, it might’ve been from the mouth of babes, but it sure exposed the Government’s real take on the oil Exxon found off our shores. The headline in the official State mouthpiece, said it all, “Medgar Evers buys into the hype – sells Guyana as the next big oil producer in the Western hemisphere.” Medgers Evers is a Community College in Brooklyn that has a lot of West Indians in its student body.Yep!! That’s what they said… now we all know when you talk about “the hype” what’s going on, don’t we? It’s to “big up” something that’s really mediocre. Like saying we have “West Indian” beaches!! The dictionary says, “to intensify (advertising, promotion, or publicity) by ingenious or questionable claims, methods, etc,” and also “to trick; gull.” And that’s exactly what the Government’s been doing the moment they sneaked into office, just after the oil find was announced – “tricking and gulling!!”Completely clueless on how to run a government in this modern, globalised world, the APNU/AFC coalition has managed to perform the remarkable feat of turning the most consistently top performing economy in the Region into one staring into the abyss. The stake was nailed into sugar’s heart; rice is on tenterhooks after the Government refused to re-engage Venezuela on its lucrative markets; timber and forestry has dried up and bauxite in on life support.So for now, the Government touts gold, which has rebounded on the world markets and for the future we get the “hype” on oil!! Gold has very little effect on the man in the “South” minibus so, like the white bible thumping missionaries of yore pushing “heaven”, the Guyanese public’s supposed to bear their chafe and wait for the “good life” to arrive with oil, manana! But not before Trotman, the hapless Government’s point man on oil, tried to convince god-knows-who that he could get money from Exxon “up front”!! The only thing “up front” was the bum’s rush he got from the Texas oil company!!The next hype was an “oil refinery”. But that was soon laughed out of polite discussion after Exxon and every other expert in the world, said it just wasn’t feasible. Ditto with an “oil facility” at Crab Island. Maybe Trotman was thinking about a “crab facility”? Well, for sure, he gotten his old friend Chris Ram “crabby” enough to declare that Trotman was a “liability” to Guyana!!The “liability” hadn’t realised he revealed his incompetence when he revealed he’d renegotiated the Exxon contract to the latter’s benefit when he’d claimed the contract was immutable.But evidently only when Guyana could’ve benefited!!…for HeffThe passing of Hugh Heffner marks the passing of an age. Everyone over 60 knows the Dark Ages extant before Heff finally arrived on the scene. And those googling all sorts of natural images on the Internet should thank the man who freed up the western world from its prudish ways. In case you’re still living under a rock, Hugh Heffner’s the fella who brought out the Magazine “Playboy” back in the day, and made it OK for churchgoers to ogle nubile, young, naked women!!When Jimmy Carter confessed as to how he’d “lusted in his heart” he was probably referring to what happened when he peeked at the Playboy centrefold during his White House days!! Now there was always porn circulating before Heff…but they were always done surreptitiously and ILLEGALLY! By combining well-written articles on all manner of subjects – including politics, in Playboy, respectable men could with a straight face, pretend they were ogling the fine print!!It’s a sign of the times that Heff’s daughter succeeded him at the helm of the Playboy empire!…on the bridge scam continuesIt’s not OK to have a prequalification procedure for pharma for the GPHC and the Public Health Ministry, but it’s OK to have one for the Demerara Harbour Bridge?Something’s not OK!!