Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. *LOVETTA JONES PFrancis 55.02. ROLEX RLahoe 49.0 3L3. SMART BIDDER SMuir 54.0 Head4. ALEXANDER VNajair 55.0 1/2LWIN: $83.00PLACE: $55.00, $90.00, $83.00Final Time : 0:48.0 Splits : 23.2, , ,Winner : 7yo b mare – OUTRIGGER out of PRINCESS GOODHEART by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PARSARD,HARRY Owner : P. J. K TEAMBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQuinella : (3,6) $439.00 Exacta : (6-3) $483.00Superfecta : (6-3-5-1) $1,869.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *RUNNER RUNNER SEllis 55.02. TEISHA’S DREAM RHalledeen 53.0 3/4L3. LUCKYBEGOOD WHenry 53.0 9 1/2L4. PEARLOFMYDREAMS RMairs 53.0 4 1/2L7. AWESOME ROCKET ADancel 55.0 13 1/2Late scratch : #4 REGINA’S WAYWIN$62.00PLACE: $55.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo colt – ADORE THE GOLD out of UP FOR GOLD byTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : ALEXANDER HABERBred by HOPETON DRECKETTEQuinella : (7,8) $161.00 Exacta : (7-8) $181.00D/E : (6-7) $92.00Superfecta : (7-8-3-1) $295.00WINNIE ANGLIN MEMORIAL CUPRace 3 1000 M (R) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. MESMERIZE SEllis 53.02. *SORRENTINO’S STAR PFrancis 52.0 1 3/4L3. SHEZA SPY OWalker 53.0 3 1/2L4. STUNNER WHenry 52.0 Sh.HeadWIN$ $417.00PLACE: $103.00, $55.00, $126.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, ,Winner : 2yo gr filly – PERFORMING MAGIC out of WHEELS OF LAW by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGH & MARK ROBERTS & COURTNEY WALSHBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $127.00 Exacta : (1-5) $1,055.00D/E : (7-1) $556.00Superfecta : (1-5-2-8) $4,310.00Rolling Triple : (6-7-1) $1,249.00Race 4 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. *HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.02. NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 56.0 Sh.Head3. PRINCESS TABOKIE OWhite 51.0 2 1/4L4. PRINCESS SHEMIKA OFoster 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $225.00PLACE: $127.00, $119.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:44.3 Splits : 25.0, 48.0, 1:13.1,Winner : 4yo b colt – WEEKEND CRUISE out of FIGHTING QUEEN by BOUNCING BRAVETrainer : WILMOT,JOHNNY S Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQuinella : (2,3) $398.00 Exacta : (3-2) $826.00D/E : (1-3) $2,622.00Superfecta : (3-2-5-1) $3,268.00Rolling Triple : (7-1-3) $4,766.00DONALD TANKOY MEMORIAL CUPRace5 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. DASH BOARD RLunan 55.02. *DOOLAHIN SEllis 55.0 1 1/2L3. DAYTON AFFAIR SMuir 52.0 4 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2LWIN: $284.00PLACE: $118.00, $90.00, $140.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.2, 1:14.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – DEPUTY’S REPORT out of byTrainer : CHUNG,TENSANG Owner : GEORGE W MILESBred by GEORGE MILESQuinella : (7,9) $297.00 Exacta : (9-7) $805.00D/E : (3-9) $1,559.00Superfecta : (9-7-4-1) $3,899.00Rolling Triple : (1-3-9) $15,718.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE MAY 19(DIV.I)1. *LIGHT BRIGADE JErwin 54.02. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 53.0 3L3. RAJ KAPOOR RLunan 53.0 51/2L4. JOHN D LINJAH OFoster 57.0 1L5. YES WE WILL RWilson 57.0 31/2L6. TOKICO RHalledeen 56.0 1/2LWIN: $156.00PLACE: $70.00, $76.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:30.1 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, 1:15.1,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL out of OCEAN LINER by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQuinella : (3,5) $354.00 Exacta : (3-5) $581.00D/E : (9-3) $645.00Trifecta : (3-5-9) $1,287.00Hit-6 : (3-5-9-11-2-) $41,409.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-3) $3,996.00Super-6 : () $38,379.70Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS HLewis 52.02. *SOUND OF MIRACLE RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L3. STAN ROY SEllis 53.0 1 1/2L4. YOUR EMISSARY BBell 52.0 1 3/4L4. MARIA’S GLORY RLahoe 54.0 3LLate scratch : #1 SEAL THE DEALWIN: $169.00PLACE: $87.00, $83.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:16.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – BURNING MARQUE out of EXPLOSIVE PEAK by PYRAMID PEAKTrainer : PIERRE,CHRISTOPHER C Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQuinella : (4,9) $372.00 Exacta : (4-9) $846.00D/E : (3-4) $461.00Superfecta : (4-9-2-3) $1,025.00Rolling Triple : (9-3-4) $3,142.00Pick-4 : () $23,208.00Race 8 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE MAY 19(DIV.II)1. *GLORIOUS CAUSE OWalker 54.02. FABULOUSCONNECTION PParchment 54.0 2 1/4L3. WINIT SMuir 57.0 7L4. HATTERAS JAnderson 52.5 1 1/4L5. PAPER N LACE RMcNaughton 55.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #2 FIRST’K’BOY, #7 THUNDER HEARTWIN: $100.00PLACE: $80.00, $208.00, $102.00Final Time : 1:30.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.2, 1:14.2,Winner : 4yo b filly – TRACKING out of ORPHAN SONG by HAIL ORPHANTrainer : CRAWFORD,GARY L Owner : GARY L CRAWFORDBred by GARY GRIFFITHSQuinella : (6,11) $2,162.00 Exacta : (6-11) $4,600.00D/E : (4-6) $459.00Trifecta : (6-11-9) $2,827.00Hi-5 carry-over : $70,466.50Rolling Triple : (3-4-6) $1,291.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. ROMAN SPY WHenry 56.02. EXPRESS TRUCK RWilson 56.0 Nose3. TURBO MACHINE CBudhai 52.0 1 1/4L4. MIRACLE TRAIN JAnderson 54.0 2L5. BLUE BOMBER BOY DBadaloo 53.0 2 3/4LLate scratch : #2 BASIC INSTINCT, #12 BREATH OF LIFEWIN: $461.00PLACE: $134.00, $68.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – RIZZI LEE out of KRYSTAL CELERITY by HOMEBUILDERTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : DONOVAN PLUMMERBred by WAYNE JUNIORQuinella : (3,9) $963.00 Exacta : (3-9) $2,481.00D/E : (6-3) $1,399.00 (6-2) $130.00Trifecta : (3-9-6) $4,332.00Hi-5 : (3-9-6-10-8) $272,028.50Rolling Triple : (4-6-3) $4,760.00Race 10 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. SILVER CLOUD RHalledeen 52.52. *REGALLY BOLD WHenry 54.0 4 1/2L3. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 53.0 1 1/4L4. SHINE OWhite 50.0 4LWIN: $138.00PLACE: $50.00, $%0.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:33.3 Splits : 23.4, 46.4, 1:12.0,Winner : 3yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of PREACH PREACHER by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by WAYNE A. DACOSTAQuinella : (7,9) $94.00 Exacta : (9-7) $334.00D/E : (3-9) $2,539.00Superfecta : (9-7-8-1) $941.00Rolling Triple : (6-3-9) $6,828.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($600,0-$500,0)NB4YO-NW41. FORCE DE JOUR PFrancis 56.02. *MISS JUANITA RHalledeen 55.0 3 3/43. STAR NEW VISTA SMuir 55.0 2 1/44. DIFERENTGENERATION SEllis 54.0 55. ASIA’S DREAM ISpence 53.0 1/2WIN: $195.00PLACE: $78.00, $80.00, $253.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.1, 1:11.3,Winner : 4yo colt – SHARP HUMOR out of SONG BIRD TOO byTrainer : MORRIS,WINSTON G Owner : ARTHUR W FOREMANBred by BRANHAM, DOUGQuinella : (4,7) $297.00 Exacta : (7-4) $504.00D/E : (9-7) $651.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,221.00Hi-5 : (7-4-1-9-8) $49,334.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-7) $11,733.00Pick-4 : (6-3-9-7) $18,280.00Super-6 : (3-4-6-3-9-7) $99,346.00 (6 OF 6)Pick-9 : (1-3-9-3-4-6-3-9-7) $1,000,000.00 (9 OF 9)
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Disappointed with the low crowd attendance at last weekend’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals at Sabina Park, the organisation has changed the venue from the 25,000-capacity National Stadium to Sabina Park for this weekend’s Manning Cup final and third-place play-off matches.George Forbes, ISSA’s competitions officer, told The Gleaner that Saturday’s crowd attendance was “a drop in the bucket”, adding that those numbers would make it unsustainable to host the final at the National Stadium.Despite a low semi-final turnout, two of the competition’s hottest teams featured in last Saturday’s semi-finals. Jamaica College stopped first-time semi-finalists Denham Town High 4-2, while St George’s College eased past Jonathan Grant High 4-1 to set up an intriguing final.”It’s not a cost factor (stadium expense). We just looked at the numbers that came to the semi-finals, and we couldn’t use that number to rent the stadium. It would be a drop in the bucket,” Forbes outlined in a telephone interview.”People always talk about ISSA not giving enough good surfaces to play on, and for the semi-finals, we did, and the crowd was very disappointing.”Only 11,000 capacity will hold in Sabina Park, so the earlier supporters come out, the better.”Tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis,” the competitions officer stressed, adding that ISSA’s budget for hosting games is drawn up every two years.Finals day will kick off with a third-place play-off between Jonathan Grant High and Denham Town High at 3 p.m.At 5 p.m., Manning Cup heavy-weights Jamaica College will lock horns with rivals St George’s College.JC will be looking to defend the Manning Cup for the third consecutive season, while favourites St George’s College will be looking to add their first title since 2012.Admission is $500.
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award AP source: 76ers, Embiid agree on max contract extension Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “They all can push it out on the break if they rebound the basketball,” he said. “Guys who can make plays, good cutters, good slashers. We also can space the floor. We have a lot of weapons. We just gotta put them all together so they all play well together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Now they’re together again in the starting lineup.Lue will unveil Cleveland’s new lineup — Wade, Rose, James, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love — on Tuesday night in an exhibition against Chicago, Wade’s team last season. The 12-time All-Star will replace J.R. Smith, who will come off the bench after starting 112 games over the past two seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLue said Smith didn’t have any problem moving into a new role on Cleveland’s second unit, which will also include Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver and Jeff Green and is liable to undergo numerous modifications throughout the season.It’s a big change for Smith, who has been a major contributor the past three seasons for the defending Eastern Conference champions. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “He was fine,” Lue said of Smith, who missed 36 games last season after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb. “It’s tough, you’ve been in position where you went to three straight Finals and you’ve been the starting 2-guard. But like I said, it’s about sacrifice if you want to win. J.R. was great about it. Just knows he has to have a different role right now so we’ll see how it works.”Lue opened training camp with Wade as the point guard for Cleveland’s second unit. But the coach said he decided in the past few days to move the 35-year-old in the starting lineup along with James, who has been slowed by a sprained ankle.Wade and James have developed a unique chemistry on the floor, where they are able to move separately and in unison. Lue wanted to take advantage of that bond and will team them up again.“Just something we’re going to do to start the season and see how it works,” he said.Lue’s biggest challenge will be keeping everyone happy with their playing time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing with all the talent at his disposal.As for his starting five, Lue loves the group’s versatility.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade, right, watches his shot as LeBron James takes a shot during warmups before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)CLEVELAND — Dwyane Wade signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers without being promised a starting job.He’s got one anyway.After toying with other lineup combinations, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that Wade will start at shooting guard alongside Derrick Rose in Cleveland’s remodeled backcourt. Wade recently signed a one-year contract with the Cavs, reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland after the two superstars spent four seasons together in Miami.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Natural resources Minister Raphael Trotman, along with a high level delegation will be leaving Guyana for the Kingdom of Norway to attend the “Oslo REDD Exchange” 2016.The forum will be held on June 14 and 15 and will bring together high level representatives from around the world to exchange ideas, experiences and perspectives on how best to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in developing countries and protect tropical forests.During the visit the team will meet with Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen to discuss the Guyana/Norway partnership, examine renewable project opportunities and explore avenues of support for the development of Guyana’s oil and gas sector.Minister Trotman will be accompanied by Chairman of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Jocelyn Dow and Head of Planning and Development Pradeepa Bholanath, Technical Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources Teresa Gaime and Head of the Project Management Office at Ministry of the Presidency Marlon Bristol.Apart from the conference, the Guyana delegation will be involved in other engagements while in Norway.Following its ascension to office, the APNU+AFC Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources has been actively engaging the Norwegian government to advance the Guyana/Norway partnership agreement which seeks to provide Guyana with US0 million for avoided deforestation.Additionally, Trotman, who has responsibility for the agreement, and a team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and other coordinating agencies, have facilitated several exchanges to help finalise an agreement that would yield better outcomes for Guyana.The Kingdom of Norway had recently sent three teams of advisors from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative who supported local stakeholders to improve their capacity to execute the Joint Concept Note and take advantage of REDD opportunities.This will be government’s first visit to Norway having facilitated previous visits by Norwegian representatives over the course of engagements between the two countries. Guyana’s presence at the conference will further strengthen the capacity of local coordinating agencies while other in-country meetings will move it closer to achieving its Green Economy vision.The visiting team will place much emphasis on petroleum production and renewable energy both of which Guyana believes that Norway can provide valuable support for.Both countries are eagerly anticipating the visit and the positive outcomes that will further strengthen their relationship.
Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes has indicated that the disappointing 4G network service citizens are provided with will be rectified by the end of the year.Hughes stated that she has spoken to both service providers and they have promised that customers will be given better services by the end of the year.Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesSince the companies – GTT and Digicel – rolled out their 4G network services, many persons have complained that the service provided is less than satisfactory.“I would like to say I have ongoing regular discussions with both telephone companies. I too, like everybody else, understand and have to deal with the challenges of dropped calls systems going down quite often.”However, the customers’ complaints are resounding and as such, the Minister indicated that the fault should not be placed squarely on the shoulders of the companies. “In fairness to the telephone companies, we really gave them a very short space of time to put out 4G. I had a situation where we were having thousands of people coming to Guyana in May and therefore they are having to really build out,” she said.According to the Minister, this includes importing specific pieces of equipment and re-training staff. Nevertheless, she is confident that her constant interface with the companies would bring some change.“We are in a period of transition… but by the end of the year, it is going to be chalk and cheese,” she noted.Earlier this year, GTT launched its “Free Basic 4G Services” – designed to give customers free 4G access to information from more than 20 local and international sites including Wikipedia, Guyana Learning Channel.com, google.gy, gina.gov.gy and all major news sites in Guyana.Digicel rolled out its 4G smart bundles which consisted of bigger data bundles and free talk and texts to all local numbers, which will be available to all postpaid and prepaid Digicel customers.The company promised that the service would be available to all its customers in Georgetown, Berbice, Essequibo, Linden and out-of-town areas, such as Port Kaituma, Kwakwani and Mahdia.
One of the men who were arrested in May with an illegal firearm, along with several matching rounds of ammunition, was on Friday released on bail by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared before him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Christopher Rogers of Lot 193 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on May 13, 2018, during a Police operation, he had an illegal .38 revolver along with five live rounds in his possession.The prosecution stated that on the day in question, the 28-year-old suspect was stopped by a Police rank of the anti-patrol unit while travelling with four others in motorcar HC 4061.Upon conducting a search on his person, the illegal gun and ammunition were found hidden in his pants crotch.As such, Rogers along with the other occupants of the motorcar was arrested but charges were instituted on Rogers.His Attorney, Dexter Todd, in his bail application questioned why only his client was charged with the offence and shut down claims that the gun and ammunition were found in Rogers’ pants.Todd further noted that the gun and ammunition were reportedly found in the car, which led the ranks to take all the occupants into custody.The attorney argued that since his client had a previous incident involving a justice officer, he was victimised and charged with the offences.Rogers was released on $300,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on July 6.
Two suspected lobster poachers were the catch of the day for state game wardens Monday. Michael Hulse, 59, of Terminal Island, and crewman Ramon Sambrano, of San Pedro, were arrested at a Cerritos Channel marina as they prepared to unload about 500 pounds of lobsters illegally trapped in Santa Monica Bay, officials from the state Department of Fish and Game said. The bust came after a three-month undercover investigation. Divers had punched tiny holes in the tails of lobsters trapped 116 feet below the ocean to mark them as forbidden quarry. About 15 were found in the men’s possession, authorities said. Both suspects were licensed to fish the California spiny lobsters. But authorities alleged the men had trapped the crustaceans from a site that has been protected since the 1930s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes (front) and Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari crashed on the first lap at Monza © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEMONZA, Italy, Sep 2 – Sebastian Vettel blamed the victorious Lewis Hamilton for causing the first lap collision that wrecked his hopes of winning Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix for Ferrari.The four-time champion German said he felt championship leader Hamilton did not leave him enough room when the pair clashed at the second chicane. The collision resulted in Vettel spinning his Ferrari and damaging the front wing while Hamilton’s car survived undamaged and he went on to win the race and increase his championship lead to 30 points.“Lewis saw a little bit around the outside, but he didn’t leave me any space,” said Vettel. “I had no other chance, but to run into him and make contact.“It is a bit ironic that it was that way. I tried to pass Kimi and then he came. I left him space, but it was me who was the one who spun around.“He didn’t leave me any space. There was no option. I made contact and I was spun around. Then we were at the back and had to come back.”After calling into the pits, Vettel fought back through the field to finish fourth, partly thanks to Max Verstappen of Red Bull taking a five-second time penalty for a brush with Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes.The result leaves Vettel trailing Hamilton by 30 points in the drivers’ championship with seven races remaining.He said the result was a blow to morale and was especially tough for the fans.But he added: “It’s not like I won’t wake up tomorrow. It’s deflating, but we couldn’t do it.”The race stewards investigated and ruled the crash a normal “racing incident” that merited no further action.Experienced paddock observers and media pundits agreed that Hamilton was not to blame.His former team-mate, 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, said it was entirely Vettel’s fault.“I think it was 100 percent Sebastian’s fault,” Rosberg told Sky F1. “Lewis left him enough room.“Over and over, he keeps making these mistakes and that’s not how you are going to beat Lewis Hamilton to a world championship.”The 1996 champion Damon Hill said the German had “cracked under pressure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
But police officials have previously said the melee developed after an officer was pushed off his motorcycle. Police said they declared the event an unlawful assembly but were unable to disperse the crowd. Sobel said witnesses have told attorneys the officer was not pushed and that his motorcycle fell over on its own. The situation quickly escalated, and officers eventually shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Televised images showed several people, including members of the news media, being struck by police with batons. The rally, which attracted a crowd of about 5,000, came at the end of a peaceful day of speeches and demonstrations for immigration rights in the city. Police Chief William Bratton took responsibility for the incident. He disciplined the two top commanders who were on the scene and also developed a new training program for crowd control. Sobel said individuals filing the claims hope to get a court order forcing the LAPD to implement an annual training program to comply with the procedures that were supposed to be in effect after the Democratic National Convention in 2000, when more than $4 million was paid to demonstrators who had been attacked by officers. “It does no good to say we are going to have a new training program unless it is put into effect every year,” Sobel said. “Unfortunately, the LAPD has a short institutional memory. “What happens is they are provided training in the academy, but once they go to the stations they’re told to forget all that, that they will teach them what they need to survive on the streets.” Sobel said the legal action seeks to force a permanent change in the LAPD. “Policies are only words on a piece of paper, and we’ve seen over and over again in this city that officers ignore policies and ignore training sometimes because they are so instilled with a view, that they get from other officers, that it’s OK to use force as a first means, it’s OK to use force against poor communities, it’s OK to use force against people of color. “That’s part of the culture of the Police Department that needs to be changed.” While attorneys welcomed the changes proposed by Bratton and Deputy Chief Mike Hillman, Sobel said she questions whether the message will be passed down to officers. “And what happens when Hillman retires?” Sobel asked. “He has been on the cutting edge of reforms, and once he’s gone, who will be there to make sure the department does the right thing?” Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, said the department is concerned about the number of claims, but cannot comment until they are received and studied. The city has 45 days to review the claims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the high number of claims reflects the seriousness of the problems that day, and that he is eager to see the final report on the incident from the LAPD and Police Commission. Antonio Rodriguez, part of the team of attorneys involved in the legal challenges to the city, said the goal is to force change. “We want the mayor, the chief, the Police Commission and the City Council to pay attention to this,” Rodriguez said. “They are the ones who can make the department change.” In the claims, the attorneys acknowledge that some protesters threw items at the police, but say it was primarily fruit and empty water bottles and that the police could have easily contained the protest. The claims also say the police order to disperse could not be heard by most in the crowd – including officers on the scene – and that it was issued only in English by officers in a helicopter. Bratton has ordered a number of changes in procedures, including better planning and cooperation between the LAPD and demonstrators. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Disputing statements by Los Angeles police that demonstrators started the melee that erupted at the May Day immigration rally in MacArthur Park, attorneys for 152 people filed additional claims Thursday for damages. “We are providing video clips and evidence that the problems that developed that day were not caused by demonstrators, but by the police themselves,” attorney Carol Sobel said at a news conference outside City Hall where the claims were filed. The claims, the precursor to a lawsuit, now total more than 240, and Sobel and other attorneys are asking federal courts to allow a class-action suit to be filed. The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment on the claims, which are being reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office.
A DOT com entrepreneur wants to turn a Donegal island into a miniature Silicon Valley and have his business headquarters there.Neil Gallagher wants to bring his company to Arranmore Island.London-based businessman Neil Gallagher has his sights set on Arranmore Island for his company HQ.But the trouble is there’s no proper broadband there, meaning his dream is on hold for the moment. The 43 year old dad-of-three grew up on the island and his family still runs a popular bar there.But Neil wants to run a business of a different kind on Arranmore – a creative technology company, Caped Koala Studios, that will catapult the island onto the gaming map.“If it can be done in Finland, which is right at the edge of Europe, by the likes of Rovio and Supercell, then there’s absolutely no reason why it can’t be done on Arranmore,” Neil said.Supercell was started up in Finland in 2010 and within a year the gaming studio was worth more than $3 billion. Likewise, Rovio – the company behind the phenomenon that is Angry Birds, also had humble beginnings there. Arranmore IslandThe difference between Finland and a place like Arranmore, according to Neil, is just a matter of proper broadband.“Arranmore would be perfect for Caped Koala,” said Neil. “Donegal Airport is only 15 minutes away from the port and you can get a flight to Dublin in half an hour. If you had a decent broadband connection you would have everything you need.“Arranmore has a really educated population and in fact a number of islanders have already worked for me on Pora Ora, which is what we’re launching in November and showcasing at the Web Summit.“I’ve had talented maths graduates, coding experts and teachers from Arranmore help me make Pora Ora into what it is today and I think the young people there at the moment would definitely have a lot to offer Caped Koala or any other technology company that would be attracted to Arranmore if the proper infrastructure were in place.”Pora Ora – a series of interconnected games and apps designed for children between five and 12 – is already being used in primary schools across the globe. Tailored to the national curriculum, it helps children learn in an entertaining and engaging way – teaching everything from times tables to spellings and geography. It’s also been translated into Irish by Foras na Gaeilge.Neil’s company Pora Ora has been hugely successful.Neil dreamed up the idea for Pora Ora whilst visiting Arranmore after building a family home there. And last year he sold his profitable company, Sentaca UK, to fund his dream.His three children, Niamh (11) Darragh (10) and Sean (8) were already in school and Neil was amazed that the way they were learning various subjects hadn’t changed at all since when he was learning the same lessons in primary school.“They were bored. Children these days are used to different technologies and I found it crazy that nothing had changed since God knows when. I wanted to inject a bit of fun into learning and I think Pora Ora does that.” Tests have shown that children using Pora Ora in the classroom for an hour a week for six weeks improved their speed and accuracy in times tables by an average of over 30 per cent compared to a control class who didn’t use it at all. Some children’s scores improved by 100 per cent.“These games aren’t just educational, they’re great games, so everyone is happy – parents, teachers and kids,” said Neil.Arranmore is currently serviced by the formal national broadband scheme operated by 3, and the island’s community services programme manager, Seamus Bonner described it as completely unsatisfactory. He revealed that three companies have indicated to him that they will open an office on Arranmore if proper broadband is put in place.Seamus said: “We have received confirmation from Eircom that they don’t intend to upgrade our exchange because it’s not economically viable for them to do so. The 3 service is slow and unreliable and we have no wired services available.”He added: “Nearly €18 million for rural broadband was reallocated under the Rural Development Programme this year as the Department said it was not required. We need a fibre to the home solution to sort the issue out once and for all. Wireless is not sufficient.“Pat Rabbitte announced a new scheme during the summer that promises to deliver fibre to rural areas. We need clarity on when it will be delivered as they are saying 2016. Islands need to be at the top of the queue as they have the most to gain for jobs, healthcare, government services and education.”“Broadband is now as basic an infrastructure as water and electricity. Many other services will depend on having a proper high speed connection available. We need a minimum of 100MB.He continued: “Companies like Caped Koala will make a huge contribution to the future of the island by adding to the local economy, providing highly skilled jobs for young people and stopping the brain drain which is contributing to our huge depopulation problem.”* Neil Gallagher will be one of the exhibitors at next week’s Web Summit in Dublin where the world’s brightest techies will gather in their thousands next week.ENTREPRENEUR REVEALS PLANS TO BRING SLICE OF SILICON VALLEY TO DONEGAL ISLAND was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arranmore IslandbroadbandCaped Kola StudioscompanydonegalNeil GallagherPora Ora