Jamaican Blake steers Lady Budapest to eight-length win in KMTC’s feature

first_imgJAMAICAN jockey Brian Blake rode a well-timed race to steer Lady Budapest to a commanding eight-length victory in the feature event of the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club’s (KMTC) Phagwah Horse Race Meet which was staged last Sunday at the club’s facility, Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.Contesting the feature `D’ and Lower one-mile event that carried a first place cash prize of $900 000 and a trophy, compliments of Demerara Distillers Limited, Lady Budapest trailed the field of nine others in the early stage of the race, but as the field straightened up for home, Blake urged Lady Budapest on and surged to the front nearing the finish line and never relinquished that lead, winning with eight lengths in hand ahead of Goodwill Boy of the Jagdeo Stable.Easy Flow of the Nand Persaud Stable finished third and Keep On Swinging of the Jumbo Jet Stable ended fourth.Randolph Richmond, riding aboard Jumbo Jet Stable’s Release the Beast, demolished the field in the `E’ and Lower non-winners for 2016 and 2017 and `F’ and Lower animals.Dark Sky, Got To Go and Climate Change occupied the other top three places respectively.The `H 1’ and Lower event was declared a dead heat for the first position between T&T of the Nand Persaud Stable and Isn’t She Charming of the Jumbo Jet Stable. Cat Messiah, It’s My Turn and Firing Line occupied the other top places in that order.The `I 3 and Three-Year-Old Guyana-bred race was won by Seven Dust, ridden by Colin Ross. Party Time, Mary Ann and Puppy Tail Wagging occupied the other top places respectively.Mischievous Maker of the Shariff Stable, with Trinidadian Nicholas Patrick on board, won the Guyana-bred maiden race from Miss Anjalie, Saria and King Stanley respectively.The `J 3’ event saw Red Jet with Prem Chandra in the saddle blaze to victory with Miss Olympic finishing second. Third was Plane Land and Red Region placed fourth.Slim Shady won the `L’ class open race ahead of Royal Son Confusion and Secret Thinkers respectively.The `L’ class non-winners event was won by Flow Joe and was piloted by Kevin Paul.Lil Dude, East Lion and Royal Blaze ended second, third and fourth respectively.The Nand Persaud stable won the Champion Stable award, while Mohendra Persaud was adjudged Champion Trainer and Prem Chandra the Top Jockey with Randolph Richmond as the runner-up.last_img

Sampling for SCN: Fall is the time!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologistAs we continue to wait another week for the fields to dry out, this provides some time to sample soil for the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations. The SCN Coalition theme for the next few years is “What’s your number?” Do you know where SCN is in your fields and what the current population is sitting at? If its high, then there is a second number: what is the SCN type? This addresses the bigger concern: can it reproduce on the SCN resistance source PI 88788 or Peking? All of these numbers can impact management of this root pathogen and future losses.In Ohio, we know that the state is now “polluted” with SCN. Fortunately most of those fields are at very low levels, which is where they should be kept.From samples received to date as part of an initial survey for Ohio of 33 counties as part of the SCN Coalition sampling, we found the following results. Our first round of data collection is from members of the American Soybean Association sponsored by Ohio Soybean Council.However, there are some surprising locations where individual fields are getting or have gotten into trouble with very high populations (>5,000). So let’s review the loss levels for SCN.If your SCN report in the past has come back as:Not detected: this is not surprising. Remember that SCN sits in pockets and can be quite variable. Continue to monitor your fields.Trace: May begin to measure some yield loss on susceptible varieties, especially on lighter soils.Low: Plant SCN resistant varieties or rotate to a non-host crop (corn or wheat).Moderate: Rotate to a non-host crop and follow with SCN resistant varieties the following year. We have planted susceptible varieties in fields with this level of SCN and have recorded 20% to 50% yield loss.High: rotate to a non-host crop for two to three years, then sample SCN to determine if populations have declined to a level where soybeans can be planted again.SCN is picky about what it feeds and reproduces on but it does like a few weed hosts andcover crops as well as soybean. If you have SCN in your fields it is important to also control winter annuals such as purple deadnettle, but also avoid cover crops such as several of the clovers, cowpea, common vetch, and hairy vetch.We recommend sampling in the fall because in most cases this is what the population will be in the spring. With the warmer weather this year and hopefully no frozen ground, there should be ample time to collect and process the samples for spring planting. Processing of samples does cost time and money, so here are a few thoughts on how to sample or how to target your sampling to get the best information for your money.Updated information on where to send the samples for processing for a fee:OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic8995 E. Main St. Bldg 23Reynoldsburg, OH 43068Phone: 614-292-5006www.ppdc.osu.edu – follow this link to download forms to go along with the samples Brookside Laboratory Inc.200 White Mountain Dr.New Bremen, OH 45869417-977-2766,[email protected] Spectrum Analytic Inc.1087 Jamison Rd. NWWashington Court House, OH 43160740-335-1562www.spectrumanalytic.com For some additional information on Management of SCN always check Ohio’s SCN fact sheet and several other resources as well including: https://u.osu.edu/ohscn/,http://soybeanresearchinfo.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgg-UPQdcs&feature=youtu.be.last_img read more

Ukraine searches vessel over fuel delivery to Crimea

first_imgKIEV: Ukrainian prosecutors said they had searched a vessel in the Black Sea port of Kherson on Saturday as part of an investigation into a suspected illegal delivery of fuel to the Russian navy in annexed Crimea in 2015. Relations between Kiev and Moscow deteriorated after Russia’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and its backing for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian law stipulates that it is illegal to enter Crimean waters without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Ukraine prosecutors’ office said in a statement on Sunday that the ship, the Maria, had delivered fuel to the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea in 2015 and was now being searched in relation to that delivery. “The prosecutors office… conducts a search in Kherson on the vessel Maria which is suspected of smuggling oil products,” the prosecutors office said in a statement.”In June 2015, the same vessel, but under the name Vilga, supplied fuel to the units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.” The prosecutors’ office gave no more details and did not say who owned the vessel. The office could not be reached for further comment. Last month, Ukraine seized a Russian tanker over its alleged involvement in Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels last year. Russia seized the Ukrainian ships after opening fire on them and is still holding 24 Ukrainian sailors who were on board at the time, accusing them of illegally entering its territorial waters, a charge they deny.last_img read more

Cousin mourns death of Annie Pootoogook

first_img(Annie Pootoogook was found dead in the Rideau River on Sept. 19)APTN National NewsInusiq Shoo said he cried “a little bit” when he heard the news his cousin, famed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook was the woman whose body was found Sept. 19 submerged in the waters of the Rideau River near downtown Ottawa.Shoo said he was on the computer at the Rideau branch of the Ottawa public library Friday when his friend came over to tell him about a story that just popped up on Facebook from Nunavut newspaper Nunatsiaq News saying Pootoogook was dead.“I was shocked,” said Shoo, during an interview at a men’s shelter in Ottawa Friday night. “I am going to miss her. I loved her as a cousin.”Pootoogook’s body was found in the Rideau River near the Bordeleau Park in an area of Ottawa known as Lowertown. The city’s trendy ByWard Market is just a few blocks from the park.Pootoogook is best known for her artwork, which is in the collections of the National Art Gallery and the Ontario Gallery of Art. Her work has been displayed in galleries from Toronto, to New York City to Germany.Originally from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Pootoogook moved to Ottawa as her fame in the art world grew. Once in the city, she slid deep into alcohol and wound up at times homeless and eventually pregnant.She was well known among the street and homeless community in the city and news of her death was slowly spreading Friday night.Some expressed grief and anger and disputed the Ottawa police’s statement that no foul play was suspected in her death.Ottawa police also issued a public call for help in tracing Pootoogook’s last movements.“It’s not right what happened to her,” said one woman, who was on a bench in Bordeleau Park late Friday evening.Shoo said he didn’t know what led to Pootoogook’s death in the river. He said he knew she was trying to leave her partner William Watt, known on the street as Bill or Billy.“She always said she wanted to get rid of him, but she couldn’t,” he said.Another woman who claimed she knew Pootoogook but didn’t want her name published, said she would try to leave Watt and escape to a shelter but he would also show up to “sweet talk her” with a bottle.Shoo she shared a special connection with Pootoogook through their language.“We always talked in Inuktitut when we see each other,” he said. “We never spoke English. That is how we know each other.”Pootoogook was 46, police said.“She was the best artist I ever saw,” said Shoo.last_img read more

Highlights from Yesterdays House of Assembly Meeting

first_img Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – New law now prevents the government from including scholarship funding in investor development agreements… this coming out yesterday, again in the House of Assembly during the parliamentary question portion of debate. The Public Finance mechanism, explained the ministers prevents TCIG from brokering these extras. Also from the Q&A portion, it was revealed that the Police Force Cold Case Unit had been sleeping… with the loss of key personnel, the unit fell inactive. The Attorney General was responding and explained that Inspector Daniel Miller has now been tasked with reviewing the unresolved death files. There are 15 cases in the Turks and Caicos counted as unresolved… the oldest is from March 2004. Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Recommended for you Related Items:attorney general, police cold case unitlast_img read more