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SVREL targets greater Caymanas Park profitability


first_imgSupreme Venture Racing and Entertainment Limited’s (SVREL), racing director Chris Armond, says transforming Caymanas Park into a profitable entity is the ultimate goal of the SVL subsidiary the new owners and operators of the venue.Armond revealed a number of changes which are geared at improving the racing product and ensuring a commercially efficient racing track.One of the major revenue increasing plans is the ammendment of several exotic bets such as the ‘Twilight Six’ (early pick-6), ‘Sunlight Six’ (late pick-6), ‘Superfecta’, ‘Pick Nine’ and ‘Pick Four’, as well as the creation of a bet call single-winner bonus.Only one person can win the single-winner bonus, so if there is more than one winner for a bet, a percentage of what is left for the payout to the winners will be set aside to create the single-winner bonus.If there is no single-winner for more than a month, SVREL will have the ability to declare the next race day as a mandatory payout, so even if there is more than one winners that day the bet will be paid out, and this will include all the funds that have been accumulated in the single-winner bonus, in addition to what is wagered on the day.mandatory payment”So everything will be paid out on that (mandatory) day, even if there is more than one winner. If you have no winner of the bet (mandatory payout) then you will a carry-over, but no money from the carry-over will be put into the single winner bonus.The whole carry-over will be a carry-over for the next bet,” Armond stated.This option will be offered at both OTBs and at Caymanas Park and the Racing Director believes this will certainly increase interest among punters.”If you have a single-winner bonus that reaches $10 million, the betting that day will be significantly higher,” Armond noted.Meanwhile, he revealed they are also looking into ‘tweaking the claiming system to suit the quantity of horse available.”The claiming system has been around for about 25 years and I don’t think enough tweaking has been done based on the horse population we have.It’s important we ride races on conditions that suit the horse population and that’s one of the first priorites we will undertake, to see how best we can improve on what we have,” Armond said.He added that Caymanas Park enjoys 60 per cent of the betting dollar and the bookmakers 40 per cent, noting that if they can’t increase the betting dollar, they want to increase their percentage.last_img read more


PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade


first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 “I then talked to [San Miguel governor] Robert [Non] to please consider the sentiments of the fans. They want to see balanced teams.”Narvasa then gave San Miguel an hour to include Tubid in the package; otherwise the deal would be off.“I told San Miguel that it should be McCarthy, Reyes, Tubid, and a 2019 first round pick and if you cannot decide in one hour, you can consider the deal rejected.”Narvasa saw the fairness in the trade as Reyes can match up against reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and that McCarthy is a capable point guard for Kia and is someone who can defend Chris Ross.Agovida was scratched from the package as Narvasa deemed Kia needed someone who had played more years in the PBA, and that is why the 13-year veteran Tubid got included in the package.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFL’s new mantra: ‘Go younger. Go cheaper.’ Narvasa announced the deal Friday, an hour before Game 7 between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco at Philippine Arena.San Miguel will get the rights to no. 1 pick, which is likely to be Christian Standhardinger, while Kia will receive Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe trade initially featured Reyes, McCarthy, and Keith Agovida for the pick but Narvasa intervened saying the package was too lopsided in favor of San Miguel.“I talked to them earlier this morning and I rejected the trade,” said Narvasa in Filipino. “I told them to not push it if this is just the package.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set BOCAUE— PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa has approved the trade that wound send the 2017 PBA Draft first overall pick belonging Kia to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic


first_imgMilwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks got what they have come to expect from 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and an unexpected boost from 40-year-old Jason TerryAntetokounmpo scored 32 points and Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Bucks’ 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Magic (18-37) missed 14 straight 3-point shots and saw their three-game winning streak broken.“We were right there the whole game,” said D.J. Augustin, who missed all four of his threes. “I felt like we could have pulled away at the end, but Jason Terry came in and hit some big shots, like he’s been doing his whole career.”Mack made all six of his shots in the first half in leading Orlando to a 54-50 halftime lead. But after Mack made a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter, Orlando missed 16 of its next 17.Hezonja scored nine of Orlando’s first 11 points, and a couple of free throws by Augustin with 3:31 left in the second quarter gave the Magic a nine-point lead, the biggest for either team until the Bucks matched it in the fourth quarter.VOGEL ENCOURAGEDThe Magic’s failure to win a fourth straight game for the first time since December of 2015 did not discourage coach Frank Vogel. “This is the standard of how we want to play. We want to build an extra-pass culture with a competitive spirit on the defensive end,” Vogel said. It takes time for this stuff to develop but it looks pretty good right now.”TIP-INSBucks: C John Henson did not play because of a sore right hamstring. … F Jabari Parker, who has played 71 minutes in four games since returning from a knee injury, was inactive for the second game of a back-to-back. … The Bucks are 9-3 in the second game of back-to-backs.Magic: Four days after scoring a career-high 34 points against Cleveland, F Jonathon Simmons had nine on 4-for-14 shooting. … F Aaron Gordon (seven games, strained left hip flexor) and C Nikola Vucevic (21 games, fractured left hand) are expected to return soon.UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Magic: At Chicago on Monday night. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES “This was a must-win for us. We were missing some guys and the bench had to come up big,” said Terry, who had only nine 3-pointers for the season before adding three Saturday night. “I can still come in and be a spark,” he said. “At this age you find ways to help your team if you’re on the court.”Milwaukee stayed ahead by hitting 13 of 20 shots in the fourth quarter, winning for the eighth time in 10 games.Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 23 points. Evan Fournier added 20, and Shelvin Mack had 19.Khris Middleton had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.The Bucks (31-24) won for the sixth straight time in the second game of a back-to-back.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Thomas has solid debut but Lakers fall to Mavericks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A couple of 3-pointers by the 40-year-old Terry put the Bucks ahead to stay late in the third quarter, although the game stayed close until Antetokounmpo’s three-point play made it 107-100 with 45.7 seconds left.“I’m not sure a lot of teams have a guy like Giannis,” Milwaukee coach Joe Prunty said. “You can go up and down the stat sheet and you know it’s going to be filled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 6-foot-11 forward had a modest game by his standards, compiling five rebounds, five assists and a couple of blocks.But the Bucks might not have won without the contribution of Terry, who put them ahead to stay with a couple of 3-pointers late in the third quarter.last_img read more


North Peace athletes have strong showing at Northern Classic Body Building Competition


first_imgMen’s Physique Short:1st: Dean Brandt Men’s Open Bodybuilding Middleweight:Advertisement Novice Masters Bikini:1st: Cenia Bock Men’s Open Bodybuilding Light Heavyweight:1st: Matthew Johnson Open Men’s Classic Physique Tall:1st: Roy Dong Soo2nd: Ryley Palfi3rd: Levi Grisewood4th: Nik Southwell Masters Bikini:1st: Christina Cherban 1st: Shawna Svisdahl2nd: Chanelle Pringle Grandmasters Bikini:1st: Cenia Bock Open Bikini Short:1st: Christina Cherban Open Figure Tall:1st: Marina Crick2nd: Nicole Morgan3rd: Corina Betournay4th: Cenia Bock Masters Men’s Physique:1st: Nik Southwell2nd: Rick Palfi Novice Bikini:1st: Brianna Antypowich2nd: Cenia Bock3rd: Kristine Flemming Men’s Physique Tall:1st: Gaven Gill2nd: Peirce Obrycki3rd:Rob Pritchard4th: Carson Burdock5th: Brendan Pyne FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 17th annual Northern Classic Body Building Competition was in Fort St. John last Saturday and showcased a plethora of athletes.The event included seven athletes from the North Peace Region, as well as three from Dawson Creek. Cenia Bock was the big winner from the Peace as she walked away with eight awards, as well she was given the most sportsmanlike award as voted on by her peers.The results for the competition are below with North Peace athletes shown in bold:- Advertisement -Junior Novice Men’s Bodybuilding: 1st: Ryley Palfi Junior Men’s Classic Physique:Advertisement Grandmaster Mens Physique:Advertisement Masters Figure:1st: Nicole Morgan Novice Men’s Physique:1st: Tarun Patel2nd: Jeremy Patfield3rd: Rob Prichard4th: Nik Southwell5th: Brendan Pyne Men’s Open Bodybuilding Super Heavyweight:1st: Todd Hamilton 1st: Rob Pritchard Master Men’s Bodybuilding:1st: Todd Hamilton2nd: Matthew Johnson Open Bikini Medium:1st: Brianna Antypowich2nd: Marina Crick3rd: Alesha Turnquist4th: Cenia Bock Masters Novice Figure:1st: Cenia BockNovice Figure: 1st: Megan Csanyi2nd: Melissa Griffin3rd: Corina Betournay4th: Cenia Bock Open Figure Short:1st: Megan Csanyi2nd: Melissa Griffin3rd: Evelyn Pritchard4th: Shawna Svisdahl Open Men’s Classic Physique Short:1st: Dean Brandt Grandmasters Figure:1st: Cenia Bock2nd: Evelyn Pritchard Men’s Physique Medium:1st: Tarun Patel2nd: Inder Grewal3rd: Lynden Zazelenchuk4th: Jeremy Patfield5th: Nik Southwell6th: Rick Palfi Women’s Physique Open:Advertisement 1st: Ryley Palfi Open Bikini Tall:1st: Amy Rasmussen2nd: Danielle O’Donnell3rd: Sierra Browne4th: Kristine Flemming5th: Chanelle Pringle 1st: Ryley Palfi Masters Men’s Classic Physique1st: Dean Brandt2nd: Nik Southwell Novice Men’s Classic Physique:1st: Nik Southwelllast_img read more


Exclusive – Murphy tells Liverpool’s owners: ‘You would be crazy to sack Rodgers’


first_imgDanny Murphy insists Brendan Rodgers deserves to be given time to turn things around at Liverpool.The northern Irishman is coming under increasing pressure at Anfield, with the club already out of the Champions League and sitting tenth in the Premier League following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester United.But Murphy has given his support to the under-fire Reds boss, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast it would be wrong to discard the 41-year-old given the work he did last season.“I don’t think they should [make a change]. I can’t speak on behalf of the owners, but I think that would be crazy [to sack him],” said the former Liverpool midfielder.“When things were going brilliantly last season, he wasn’t getting carried away and he was humble, and I like that in Brendan. And, for me, he has earned the right to go through a bad spell.”Rodgers spent more than £100million on signings in the summer, but many of the new arrivals, including Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli, have failed to impress.Murphy, however, is not convinced Rodgers has the ultimate say when it comes to recruitment and has suggested the fault lies with the club over the lack of quality arrivals.“The question mark I would have is in terms of recruitment. Who is actually doing that and who has got the biggest say?” he continued.“Brendan has probably expressed he has a huge say in it, and maybe the final say, but it is what actually goes on I am talking about, not what they say to the fans.“Ultimately, whoever is doing it, Brendan is going to be held responsible because they are the lads not performing on the pitch and some of those lads that came in need to do more for Brendan and stand up and be counted.”last_img read more


JOBS LOST AS FUNDING AXED TO ‘GAA FOR ALL’ PROJECT IN DONEGAL


first_imgFeile success: Termon hosted Mungret GAA girls from Limericak in a successful weekend for Donegal GAA. Now funding to a pilot project has ended.THERE is consternation in GAA circles in County Donegal today with the news that funding has been stopped and four jobs lost at the ‘GAA For All’ Project.On a weekend when clubs in the county hosted GAA teams from around the country for the Feile Under-14 tournament – which gave a massive boost to the local economy – Donegal Daily has learned of the cuts.Four coaches lost their jobs on Friday. Their positions had been funded by Peace III as a pilot project, but funding has now ended. The coaches had taken gaelic games into schools around the Letterkenny and district area in the year since the project was launched by GAA chairman Liam O’Neill in Donegal.Mr O’Neill is in Derry and Donegal this weekend, the finals of the tournament are being held in Celtic Park today.“It’s a real shame and quite ironic that on a weekend when Donegal clubs played host to the Feile that the brilliant work of the GAA For All project has ended,” said one senior club coach.“We could see the work being done in the schools when our players came to training with the clubs and it brought a lot of new young people into the sport.” A Letterkenny and district schools competition saw almost 400 children taking part as the project also reached out to the Protestant community and new nationals communities.Special needs schools and children also took part.The four coaches took their project into 41 national schools during the past year, with each school getting at least two and half hours of coaching per week.“With all the money the GAA has pumped into the sport, especially in Dublin, it would be a shame to see the end of GAA For All,” said another club manager.“Hopefully something will be done in time to get it up and running again.” JOBS LOST AS FUNDING AXED TO ‘GAA FOR ALL’ PROJECT IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:JOBS LOST AS FUNDING AXED TO ‘GAA FOR ALL’ PROJECT IN DONEGALlast_img read more


SOCCER: STEPHEN DOHERTY’S WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP


first_imgULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE RESULTS DONEGAL NEWS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE CUP GROUP ADrumkeen United 2-2 Cockhill CelticKildrum Tigers 1-2  Derry CityGROUP B Letterkenny Rovers 3-3 Fanad United Buncranna Hearts 2-0 Swilly Rovers  FIXTURES WEEKENDING 22-04-12DONEGAL NEWS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE CUPGROUP ADerry City  v  Bonagee United Drumkeen United v  Kildrum TigersGROUP BLetterkenny Rovers  v  Buncranna HeartsFanad United  v  Swilly Rovers    INISHOWEN LEAGUE JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISIONCockhill 2-0  Carn(Wed)Moville  3-1  QPS(Wed)Aileach  2-0  CarnSTRAND HOTEL FIRST DIVISIONDunree  5-2  Culdaff(Wed)Rasheney  0-1  Moville Res(Wed)Illies  4-2  BuncrannaMoville Res  5-1  DunreeINISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE LEAGUE DIV ONE PLAY OFFCuldaff Res  1-0 Rasheney Res   AetBUNCRANNA CREDIT UNION CUP SEMI FINALSMoville  2-0  ClonmanyCockhill  1-2  Culdaff  DONEGAL LEAGUEMILFORD INNDIV ONE/ CT BALL DIV TWO PLAY-OFFBallybofey United  4-1  Dunlewy Celtic DOWNTOWN CUP SEMI FINALSKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2-1  Fintown HarpsGlencar Celtic 3-1  Erne Wanderers  SATURDAY LEAGUEGLENCAR INN DIVISION TWODeele Harps FC 5-1 Glenree United FCDowntown United FC 1-2  Mulroy CelticRamelton Mariners FC  5-0  Tullyvinney Rovers  BRIAN MCCORMICK SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUEEany Celtic 2-3 Lifford CelticLagan Harps 1-2 Dunkineely CelticCastlefinn Celtic  0-2  Milford United   LETTERKENNY AND DISTRICT SCHOOLBOY/GIRLS LEAGUE  UNDER 14 1st DIVISION  LEAGUEManor Town  6-1  Dunfanaghy Blues Letterkenny Rovers  4-6  Ballyraine Ballyare Diamonds  v  Ballyraine Celtic Glencar Hammers  6-2   Bonagee Tigers  UNDER 16 PLATE SEMI FINALS Lagan Harps  5-1  Bonagee TigersLetterkenny Crusaders  0-2  Dunfanaghy YouthsFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyPIX: TOP: DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS>BELOW: .Letterkenny Rovers Under 16sBELOW: ROVERS V DUNFANAGHY BELOW: .Letterkenny Rovers Under 16s v Dunfanaghy Youths2BELOW: Some action shots from Rovers v Fanad   USLSOCCER: STEPHEN DOHERTY’S WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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


NEW COMPUTERS FOR COUNCILLORS ‘A STORM IN A TEACUP’


first_imgDONEGAL County Council chair Nicholas Crossan had described as a ‘storm in a teacup’ criticism of a decision to give all 37 councillors Samsung Galaxy tablets at a cost to the council of €12,500.He says the new devices will help councillors streamline their work, communicate with officials and constituents by email and allow for all the council agendas to be online rather than paper.Councillors were also given €60 printers. “Over the next five years, they will certainly have earned their keep. It will be much handier for our council work,” said Cllr Crossan.He said it was “completely understandable” that the council wanted to streamline council business in this way.He said the matter was not raised or discussed in the council today, adding: “I think it is just a storm in a tea cup really.”  NEW COMPUTERS FOR COUNCILLORS ‘A STORM IN A TEACUP’ was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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 councillorsSamsungtabletslast_img read more


CRIME ALERT: FRAUDSTERS BEHIND DOOR-TO-DOOR SCHOOL COLLECTION


first_imgBY JULIE COSTELLO: Door-to-door fundraisers claiming to be selling lines on behalf of St. Gabriel’s Preschool in the Letterkenny area recently are fraudulent.“The school is not conducting a door-to-door fundraising campaign and none of the funds raised by these sellers are going to the school,” said Siobhán McLaughlin of Donegal Travellers Project, which manages St. Gabriel’s Preschool.Anyone in the Letterkenny area who is visited by door-to-door fundraisers claiming to be selling lines on behalf of St. Gabriel’s Preschool is advised to ring the guards.  CRIME ALERT: FRAUDSTERS BEHIND DOOR-TO-DOOR SCHOOL COLLECTION was last modified: January 28th, 2015 by John2Share 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:crime alertfraudstersletterkennyPre-schoolSt Gabriel’slast_img read more


INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE RACE AT GARTAN


first_imgIT’S a race to test the fittestBut it also sounds like good fun!The Gartan Challenge Adventure Race will take place on May 23 – the first ever adventure race solely around Gartan lake. It involves a run, kayaking, a trail run and two cycling legs.And it’s just the sort of challenge for novices and experienced adventure racers.The Gartan Challenge Adventure Race was launched this evening in Kilmacrennan.For more information call 07491 37032 – office@gartan.com – or visit www.gartan.com  INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE RACE AT GARTAN was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:gartan raceMay 23 2015last_img read more