Preparations heat up for Guyana Cup

first_imgLABELLED the largest horse racing event locally, the Guyana Cup is expected to feature almost all of the country’s best horses, and as such, preparations for the August 13 event are moving apace.In an invited comment yesterday Promotional Manager of the Guyana Cup, Roy Jafarally, said that despite the prolonged inclement weather, organisers have been busy putting all logistics in place in order to make the event another successful one.The event, in its 11th year, is billed for the Rising Sun Turf Club on the West Coast of Berbice, and unconfirmed reports suggest that over $20M will be up for grabs.Eight races have been confirmed for the day’s event, with the racing programme having the B Class event as the main attraction.This race is open to all imported and Guyana-bred B class horses and covers a distance of 2 000m for a whopping $2M first prize. The second prize is set at $1M, third $500 000, fourth $250 000 and fifth $125 000.There is the E and Lower 1500m race for all imported and Guyana-bred three-year-olds and up and those rated E class and Lower for a $1.2M winner’s purse.The G & Lower Guyana and West Indies-bred racehorses will cover a distance of 1500m with the winner carting off $700 000.The H3 and Lower race for Guyana and West Indies-bred horses has a $400 000 payday over a distance of 1100m.The two-year-old Guyana-bred horses will run over a similar 1100m distance with $350 000 set for the winning stable, while the three-year-old Guyana-bred and I1 and Lower class event has a winning price tag of $300 000 over 1100m.The J2 and K and Lower class animals will be battling for a $250 000 purse, while the L & Lower non-winners will contest for $200 000, both events also over 1100m.Race-time is set for 11:30hrs. Registration is ongoing, and is expected to close on August 6.last_img read more

Coleman makes big plays at both ends of floor in Syracuse’s win over Villanova

first_img Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Contact Ryne: A quick glance at the box score and DaJuan Coleman only scored six points in 15 minutes of action. But the freshman center’s contributions in the paint came at crucial points during Syracuse’s 72-61 win over Villanova on Saturday.His first bucket of the second half, a strong move finished on the left side of the glass, gave SU a six-point lead with 13:09 left. His second came after the Wildcats closed to within one point, an emphatic slam off an up-and-under move that led to an ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd when he checked out 21 seconds later.“I thought DaJuan made a couple good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got him the ball in position and he made a couple good plays out there for us which I think was good.”Coleman was decisive underneath on his two scoring chances, a contrast to his hesitant play early in the season. And he also brought a physical presence in SU’s zone, leading Boeheim to say he was more “engaged “ on the defensive end. Coleman grabbed two rebounds and added a steal in his limited minutes.Coleman said he’s focused on making strong moves to the basket, especially as SU continues conference play against tough opponents. And he accomplished that Saturday with his strong play offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is Big East play, you ain’t going to get the fouls so just go strong to the basket,” Coleman said. “That’s what I did.”And when he wasn’t on the court, Coleman remained intent on the game watching from the bench.He was emotional running down the court after his first basket gave SU some breathing room. And he released more excitement heading to the bench with Syracuse still holding onto its three-point lead.Minutes later, after Trevor Cooney’s 3-pointer put the Orange up by 14 to seal the win, he was the first to jump off the bench.“I just try to bring energy and anything I can do to get the team pumped up” Coleman said. “Because when you get the team pumped up, everybody’s scoring everybody’s involved, the crowd’s involved and it kind of shifted our way so that’s what I tried to do.“That’s the player I’m trying to be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

15-year old Arjun Bhati wins Indian Golf Union Junior Championship

first_img 10 months ago Ranveer Singh comments on Arjun Kapoor’s romantic picture with Malaika 10 months ago Arjun Kapoor’s picture on Malaika Arora’s birthday is full of ‘Love’ First Published: 30th October, 2019 22:57 IST READ | Golf star Tiger Woods announces plans for a new memoir ‘Back’READ | Arjun Kapoor’s childhood picture shows he was a fashionable kidArjun Bhati wins FGC Callaway Junior World Golf ChampionshipIn July, Bhati defeated Taiwan’s Jeremy Chen to win the FGC Callaway Junior world Golf Championship 2019 in California. Out of the 637 golfers at the tournament, Arjun secured the first position with a total of 199 strokes in the three-day final.“I gave my best and play my game as I wanted to win this championship for my country,” he said. He also won the US kids’ junior world championship. Bhati who is a school student has been playing golf for about seven years now. Until now, he has participated in a total of 150 tournaments and has emerged victorious in 100 of them. In an earlier media statement, Arjun said that the World Championship taught him how to handle the pressure well. He further stated that playing alongside the world’s best golfers was an entirely different experience which made him more confident as a player and improved his accuracy. “Playing with the best players in the world is a different kind of experience,” he added. READ | Ranveer Singh comments on Arjun Kapoor’s romantic picture with MalaikaREAD | Diwali: Janhvi-Arjun Kapoor’s adorable snap as stars come in one frame “After winning the hat-trick, it is my 15th Junior National Championship victory. I am really very happy. I want to be the number one golfer in the world. My aim is to win Olympic gold for India,” Bhati said. The Golf star recently also won the Indian Golf Union’s National Junior Golf Championship in Jamshedpur. With this victory, his national title counts total to 15 and also marks his 2nd championship win while playing in the senior category. Nisha Qureshi 10 months ago Diwali: Janhvi-Arjun Kapoor’s adorable snap as stars come in one frame Written By On Wednesday, 15-year-old Arjun Bhati has won the Indian Golf Junior National Championship and defeated Bngalore’s Aryan during the three-day final match at Tollygunge Golf Course in Kolkata. Bhati scored a record with 209 strokes and defeated as many as 100 golfers who came from all parts of the country. ‘My aim is to win Olympic gold for India’ COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 22:57 IST 15-year Old Arjun Bhati Wins Indian Golf Union Junior Championship Arjun Bhati has won Indian Golf Junior National Championship and defeated Bngalore’s Aryan during the three-day final match and scored a record of 209 strokes WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Arjun Kapoor’s childhood picture shows he was a fashionable kid FOLLOW US LIVE TV 10 months ago Arjun Kapoor light-heartedly trolls Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaiflast_img read more

Nadir Hajro got a Visa for the USA: Thanks everyone, I am happy and Preparations continue

first_imgNadir Hajro from Sarajevo, the only bodybuilder in B&H with cerebral palsy, was finally approved a visa for the USA.Namely, Nadir was initially denied the visa on the grounds that he might stay in the USA. The truth is, Nadir Hajro wants to participate at the bodybuilders’ competition Arnold Classic which is to be held on March 5.However, yesterday in the afternoon hours Nadir was contacted by the US Embassy in Sarajevo and received great news – the visa is approved.“I am very happy. Thanks, everyone. I can continue with preparations in peace,” Nadir said after receiving the news.The Minister of Civil Affairs of B&H Adil Osmanović yesterday promised to help Nadir.(Source:

Walter Oran Lee, owner of State Line Tavern in Caldwell: Feb. 11, 1935 – April 1, 2014

first_imgWalter Oran Lee, was born February 11, 1935 in Brunswick, MO.  He was the fifth of eight children born to Orville E. and Irene (Ellis) Lee.  Walter’s young life was spent in the small Northeastern Oklahoma towns of Vinita, Welsh, Blue Jacket, Timbered Hill, and the surrounding rural areas where his family called home.  At the age of 12, Walter’s mother suddenly passed away, and his life became a journey of moves with his father and his brothers and sisters.  The family settled in the north central Oklahoma area, and he attended grade school at several Grant County country schools, and for a short time, attended grade school in Manchester, OK.In 1949, he had the chance to live and work with Clarence and Connie Struble.  Clarence always treated Walter as a man, even at his young age, and told him he was welcome to stay and live as part of their family, but, if he stayed, he had to attend school.  The Struble’s took him in as one of their own, and Walter remained close to the Struble family all of his life.  While with the Struble family, Walter attended his freshman year at South Haven High School and moved with them to Caldwell where he attended and graduated from Caldwell High School with the class of 1954.  While in high school he participated in football, basketball, and track, was an outstanding, hard-working athlete, and in addition, he worked many part-time jobs around town.  While in high school he met his future wife, Betty Wykes.  Their first date was in 1951, a Sadie Hawkins Dance at the school, and Betty asked him to go as her date.  Betty’s family lived just across the street, and he loved to attend Sunday dinner at her house, as often it was the only hot meal he had all week.When the Strubles decided to move from Caldwell, Walter made the decision to stay and finish high school, but this time he would be on his own.   Not only did Walter excel as a high school athlete, he also worked before school, after practices, and sometimes even during school hours.  He stated many times that his coaches and the good people of Caldwell took care of him and watched out for him knowing that he was on his own.  People knew that if they needed something done they could count on him to help, and he appreciated the work they sent his way, as it often paid the rent and bought a few groceries.  He worked at Johnson’s Feed Store, several of the local gas stations, and Johnson’s Furniture Store.He rented a downtown apartment and lived with several friends over the next two years, including his lifelong friend Norman Metcalf, Harold Sturm (who would turn out to be his neighbor many years later), and his younger brother Larry.Following graduation, Walter and Betty were married on July 19, 1954.  They lived in many places including Westminister and Gardena, CA, Wichita, KS, Manhattan, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Boonville, MO, before finding their way back to Caldwell in the summer of 1968.  Daughter Gayla Marie was born in Caldwell in 1956, son Michael Wayne was born in Inglewood, CA in 1958, and daughter Brenda Ann was born in Kansas City, KS in 1963.Upon returning to Caldwell, Walter worked several places before securing a job with Winters Truck Line in 1971.  During the years that he drove the Winters truck, he met many people and made many friends in the southern Kansas area.  It never failed that if you were with Walt, you were bound to run into someone that knew him.  His kids teased him that you couldn’t take Dad anywhere within a six-county radius without running into someone who knew him, and then you had to wait on him to finish visiting.  He also enjoyed harvest and working for Wayne Wencel and his crew west of Caldwell.  He never failed to come home with a good story about harvest and the happenings at the Wencel farm.In 1976, Walter and Betty purchased the State Line Tavern from Betty’s Aunt and Uncle, Georgia and Ozzie Hines.  He would work for the truck line during the day and help Betty, when needed, at the bar in the evenings.  He was a natural in the bar business as he never met a stranger, and he could carry on a conversation with anyone.  Numerous folks have sat with Walt at the bar and talked and laughed their way through many a story.  Countless friends and acquaintances, both young and old, have lifted their glass and heard Walter toast “Mud In Your Eye”.In May 1991, Walter suffered a major heart attack and spent several days in the ICU at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS.  At that time, the Drs. told him that his only option was to be put on the heart transplant list.  If he chose not to proceed with a transplant he might live another five years.  He politely told them “no thanks” and left the hospital for home where Betty took very good care of him.  His family was blessed to have him another twenty-three years.Walter and Betty owned the State Line Tavern for 25 years, and in the summer of 2001 that chapter of their life came to a close when they sold the business and moved to a home on North Webb Street in Caldwell.  Walter enjoyed planting flowers in their backyard, reading anything he could get his hands on, listening to country music, and watching sports on television.  He celebrated Homecoming every year with his class of ’54 and looked forward to his 60th high school reunion this fall.  He considered Caldwell his “home town” and often stated that there’s no place he’d rather be.Walter, Betty, and his sister Gertrude started the Annual Lee Family Reunion” in the mid 1980’s, and it continues to this day.  He could hardly contain his excitement as reunion time got closer.  He loved and appreciated his many nieces and nephews and looked forward to seeing his “loved ones” whenever possible.Walter’s life journey came to an end in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, April 1, 2014 when he suffered heart failure, and as he spoke of so often, joined his beautiful wife, Betty, in eternal life.Walter is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty, brother’s Wayne Lee, Elmer Lee, Dale Lee, and Larry Lee, and son-in-law Kip Oathout.Walter will be dearly missed by his brother Bob Lee (Judy), sisters Mary Burris Brooks and Gertrude Allison, brothers-in-law Don Wykes (Ann) and Bruce Wykes (Sannie), his three children, Gayla Oathout, Michael Lee (Dale), and Brenda Sparks (Michael);  his seven grandchildren Scott Lee (Krystal), Brett Oathout (Cara), Chance Sparks, JD Adams, Lacey Lee (Bruce), Jill Crumbliss (Richard), and Leah Sparks (Isaac); and his 11 great-grandchildren Dilyn Lee, Dakota Lee, Dru Lee, James Gonzalez, Xavier Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzales, Miguel Gonzalez, Payton Lee, Piper Crumbliss, Richie Crumbliss, and Marrin Crumbliss, as well as many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.  Dr. Dan Price will officiate.  Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.Memorials may be given in Walter’s name to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association.last_img read more