Harassment of Burundi’s media intensifies for referendum

first_img Personnel de la Radio Isanganiro, alors fermée, célèbre son 13eme anniversaire , en novembre 2015 / Crédit : Radio Isanganiro Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the intimidation and arrests of journalists and the broadcast bans that have reinforced the climate of fear for Burundi’s media, increased the constraints on reporting and prevented proper coverage of the campaign for tomorrow’s referendum on a controversial constitutional amendment. News BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF_en May 16, 2018 Harassment of Burundi’s media intensifies for referendum News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alertscenter_img President Pierre Nkurunziza, who now has his party call him the “eternal supreme guide,” will be able to rule until 2034 if the proposed amendment is adopted.The start of the official campaign on 4 May was marked by a new turn of the screw by Burundi’s authorities in the form of a six-month ban on local broadcasting by the BBC and VOA, two of the country’s main international radio stations, for “breaches in professional ethics.”Since then, acts of intimidation of journalists have occurred throughout the campaign. The reporter Jean Bosco Ndarurenze was expelled from a ruling party meeting in the northern city of Kirundo on 7 May. His audio recorder was confiscated and was then returned on the condition that its contents were deleted.Radio Insanganiro reporter Pacifique Cubahiro and his cameraman suffered a similar fate last weekend when they tried to do a report on the massacre of 26 residents of a village in the northwest of the country. They were briefly arrested and their recorded video material was seized. On 9 May, journalists with the Renouveau Burundi newspaper were prevented from covering members of the public collecting their voter cards from the city hall in the capital, Bujumbura. “Interviewing government opponents means exposing yourself to the risk of reprisals by the authorities,” a Burundian journalist told RSF. “Since the start of the crisis in 2015, we have gone from fear to resignation.”“Journalists who have tried to cover this campaign in an impartial manner have been called enemies of the nation at a time when the media are already heavily muzzled,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “A democratic and credible referendum is impossible in a country in which the media are gagged and journalists are subjected to constant intimidation.”A few media outlets surviveDozens of Burundian journalists fled into exile after an attempted coup d’état against President Nkurunziza in May 2015. Since then, Burundi’s once rich and varied media landscape has been reduced to a few outlets that still manage to provide independent local news coverage.They include SOS Médias Burundi, which is celebrating the third anniversary of its creation this week. It has survived harassment and violence thanks to a network of anonymous reporters who work independently and use smartphones to send their stories. Its Facebook page, which now has more than 47,000 followers, is one of the few sources of credible and verified news reports from within the country.They also include the online weekly newspaper Iwacu, whose website has been “mirrored” as part of RSF’s Collateral Freedom operation since 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. The original website has been inaccessible within Burundi since October 2017.Iwacu reporter Jean Bigirimana has been missing since July 2016. Several witnesses said they saw him being arrested by members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR). The authorities have never said anything about his disappearance.Burundi continues to languish in the bottom sixth of the RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, and is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the 2018 Index. Follow the news on Burundi Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Using Data to Your Advantage

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe October 25, 2019 1,133 Views  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Using Data to Your Advantage Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: data Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Firm Serving Default Industry Honored Next: The Week Ahead: Update on Vacant Properties Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS NewsJody Gunderson joined National General Lender Services as EVP in 2018. In her role, she is focused on furthering the company’s growth through industry awareness of National General’s capabilities, commitment to compliance, and custom product offerings. Gunderson also lends her experience and support to a variety of industry groups to strengthen the mortgage servicing industry.Prior to joining National General, Gunderson supported Assurant, Inc. for over 19 years in various key leadership roles, last serving as SVP, responsible for enterprise strategic relationship management. Gunderson began her career at Bank of America where she assumed positions of increasing responsibility in banking, mortgage and insurance, including VP of Bank of America’s Insurance Agency. In addition to her over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and insurance industry, Gunderson is a multiple award-winning executive recognized by MarCom and Hermes, and in 2017 was named by HousingWire as one of the 50 most influential women in the mortgage finance industry. She recently sat down with DS News to discuss natural disasters, and how data can benefit both the borrower, and the lender. What has data taught us on how to react and prepare for natural disasters?There is an increasing amount of information concerning disaster events that allows servicers and their insurance providers, such as National General, to be more proactive rather than constantly reactive. Historically, when we knew that a tropical storm, hurricane, or wildfire was forming, our insight into the specific areas of impact and the level of damage was broad and largely ill-defined. Today, the enhanced modeling and available data allows us to prepare precise analysis and targeted response plans by specific catastrophe type and severity. This ensures a quicker response and level of readiness when an event takes place.   It’s crucial to have disaster response plans that advance the overall borrower experience. National General’s enhanced catastrophe data modeling enables us to proactively prepare for large events and avoid impact to normal work volumes. This benefits impacted borrowers who need to initiate claims or manage their loss drafts, as well as borrowers that are miles away who contact us about routine insurance inquiries. The nationwide borrower experience should remain consistent regardless of an event.Additionally, data continues to teach us lessons. Experts on the panel [“Disaster Data: What It Shows and Why Change is Needed”] highlight that insurance industry loss data currently indicates many properties are underinsured, thus lacking sufficient coverage to fully rebuild. From this data, our panel recommends the need to recalculate insurance replacement cost more frequently so that customers are more fully protected. This analysis and recommendation will help avoid pitfalls in the future.How has the evolution of technology impacted our ability to track, react, and prepare for storms?Both the insurance and mortgage industries have more information than ever to identify specific impacts in areas where natural disasters are forecasted to strike. Meteorological forecasts have become more accurate and are able to discern potential events, especially hurricanes, further in advance. We also have better information about potential flooding and wildfire events. This enhanced data and more precise modeling translates into better analytics and thus a better borrower experience.For modeling, National General utilizes a variety of meteorological services, combined with advanced geocoded modeling software, to develop information about a catastrophe’s potential impact on a loan portfolio. For instance, when a hurricane landfall is imminent, we feed property data into our catastrophe analysis software to generate servicer-specific exposure reports. Further, we provide county/ZIP code lists and maps for each catastrophe where FEMA announces federal declarations for individual disaster assistance. We also provide our data to clients for their use in proprietary models. It’s also critical to quickly adapt and respond to advance the customer experience as well as satisfy regulatory matters. It’s possible now to get out in front of an event both from a borrower prospective as well as operationally. Proactive communications and education can be delivered to inform or reinforce the customer’s knowledge on what to do in the event of a loss. Also, the servicer and its insurance partner have the lead time to ramp up staffing and refresh catastrophe training. They can also implement operational changes such as accelerated tracking to ensure renewals are paid in advance.For regulatory matters, such as the GSEs changing Loss Draft disbursement thresholds, it’s imperative that servicers and their insurance providers quickly make the update and get needed funds into the customer’s hands. At National General, we use our technology to make on-the-spot updates to business rules that quickly implement process changes.It’s also important to anticipate future activities. When notified of a loss, NatGen creates an electronic file in our Loss Drafts Platform, even before the claims documents are received, in an effort to expedite processing. When the documents are complete, they are available for view by customers or clients via our secure web portal. This proactive process and web-based technology allow us to accelerate the process to restore the borrower’s loss while additionally providing a more cost effective approach to our clients, a win-win.How have the GSE’s servicer obligations changed through the years?Servicers continue to be held to increasing levels of accountability by the GSEs. Specifically, they are required to maintain higher levels of vendor oversight, as servicers are held accountable for their actions of their service providers. The increasing capacity of technology allows National General to make the necessary updates to quickly update business rules to meet the ever-changing requirements of the GSEs and private investors. We also partner closely with our clients’ vendor management teams and provide transparent reporting that is required for their GSE and other regulatory audits. Aside from using data, what more can servicers do to help the borrowers during a time of crisis?Servicers and their insurance providers should be focused on the borrower’s experience during a crisis situation. Training call center staff to handle calls with empathy, with a focus on first-call resolution and taking the time needed to resolve the issue, ensures the borrower knows they are valued as a person beyond the business relationship. Beyond the Golden Rule, a focus on the human element creates true brand loyalty that benefits both the borrower and the servicer. This borrower-centric focus is especially important following a catastrophe. Borrowers are often displaced while dealing with complex personal and financial issues. This leads to stress, especially when dealing with a mortgage or insurance. A focus on simplifying and easing the borrower’s use of products and services in providing and obtaining required information is very important. This may require that communications methods be altered. Additionally, borrowers should have access to mobile-friendly tools as all of us increasingly use our smartphones to manage our lives. These tools should be intuitive and make the process as smooth and efficient as possible since the borrower’s ability to comply with insurance requirements may be challenged.How are lenders utilizing data to help borrowers?Catastrophe data and analysis enables lenders to apply unique processing rules for borrowers in impacted areas leading up to and following a catastrophe event, such as providing targeted communications, waiving late fees in specific geographies, etc. Lenders can also activate assistance channels in their branches or service centers in the impacted areas, so that borrowers can obtain in-person assistance in their community or near evacuation points. Data also allows servicers and their insurance providers to analyze past events to help determine how certain tranches of borrowers will react to a loss and what their needs will be. For instance, borrowers with high value properties have different needs than those with starter homes. By pattern analysis, custom business rules and call scripts can be developed that best address the needs of each situation.What are the biggest missteps companies make when relying on data to react and prepare for a natural disaster?The human element can often be overlooked when preparing for a natural disaster response. This happens inadvertently because of the level of additional effort necessary to respond to an event coupled with the need to maintain consistent business rules. It’s important to employ measures to evince care and concern. One way is to empower staff to go beyond expressing empathy, but also to take the time to truly listen. Often having someone to talk to for even a minute or two can take away a lot of stress, as well as build rapport. There should also be provisions in the response plan to allow for reasonable accommodations within the established business rules. One way to accomplish this is to offer a choice of potential solutions. The ability to make choices empowers a borrower at a time when they feel many things in their life are completely out of their control. The human element is powerful as it is how we connect and how we build loyalty. It should never be discounted and should always put any data into perspective.Why are events such the Disaster Preparedness Symposium important for industry professionals?A forum of industry experts and peers provides a great venue to learn new information and share best practices. The ability to hear from multiple experts collectively expands our perspective and challenges our status quo thinking. Five Star’s symposium focusing on the topic of disaster preparedness is incredibly timely and important. This helps increase the industry’s collective knowledge so that we all are more prepared to face future catastrophic events and stand ready to assist borrowers in their time of need.  data Technology 2019-10-25 Mike Albanese Using Data to Your Advantage Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more

Josepher assumes leadership of the Tax Section

first_imgJosepher assumes leadership of the Tax Section Josepher assumes leadership of the Tax SectionThe Bar’s Tax Section recently held its annual organizational meeting for 2002-03 on Amelia Island, at which Rick Josepher took over as chair.Under Josepher’s leadership, the Tax Section will continue its long-term effort to increase participation of the state’s young tax lawyers. At the organizational meeting, young tax lawyers conducted their own organizational roundtable meeting, received appointments in “unprecedented numbers” to leadership positions within the section, and for the second consecutive year, presented the “Ullman Year in Review,” a two-hour panel review (named in honor of long-standing Tax Section member Sam Ullman of Miami) of the most important developments over the last year in corporate tax, the taxation of pass-through entities, tax procedure, international tax, estate and gift taxes, tax-exempt organizations, and state and local taxes.Several sponsors also presented continuing legal education programs and the section heard an in-depth presentation on the recent changes in the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that concern a lawyer’s ability to refer clients to ancillary services in which the lawyer has a financial stake, combined with a discussion on “Insurance as an Ancillary Business.”The Tax Section’s next meeting will be October 19 at the Hyatt Westshore in Tampa, and will be preceded on October 18 by a Tax Section-sponsored CLE presentation on Florida’s new Uniform Principal and Income Act. August 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Talk of the towns

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Overloaded ventilator fire kills five coronavirus patients in Russia: Media

first_imgTopics : The emergency ministry said 150 people had been evacuated from the hospital.The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Russia rose by 11,656, as of Monday, a record daily increase, bringing the official total to 221,344.Only Britain, Spain and the United States have recorded more cases.On Saturday, one person was killed after a fire broke out at a Moscow hospital treating patients infected with the coronavirus. A fire apparently started by an overloaded ventilator killed five novel coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital on Tuesday, news agencies reported.Russia’s emergency ministry confirmed the death of intensive care patients in a hospital in the city of St. Petersburg but did not say how many people had been killed.”Ventilators are at their limit. According to preliminary data, there was an overload and the machine ignited, which caused the fire,” one source told the Interfax news agency.last_img read more

Wenger has confidence in Gibbs

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger is convinced Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has what it takes to follow Ashley Cole and become a mainstay for club and country. “For a long time it was Ashley Cole (for England), (there was) no discussion. Now it is a bit more open.” Wenger continued: “It is a good example (for Gibbs) to follow because Ashley is top. “You see stories about Ashley Cole, but on the day of a game, when it mattered and when you had to be there, he was always there. You have to respect that.” Arsenal will be without Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of a hamstring injury picked up against Spurs, while captain Mikel Arteta is also sidelined by a calf problem. England’s Jack Wilshere, however, has recovered from a twisted ankle. Wenger maintains the club, having brought in a new fitness coach Shad Forsythe, who worked previously with the German national team, continue to take advice on possible causes for any soft tissue injuries, even to analysing the Emirates Stadium playing surface. “We are getting things together, getting a report on all the different opinions, what happened to him (Ramsey). It is a real concern” said Wenger. “We made a lot of changes, in the way we prepare, in the way we work on prevention for injuries. “We have not found out why it happened. “When you work on the prevention for injuries it’s a question mark ‘why do you get the injuries?’ “We know a lot more than 18 years ago than when I arrived, but still not enough to predict 100 per cent scientifically what happens to everybody.” Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Wenger will have been at Arsenal for 18 years. The French coach, who turns 65 in October and last season marked 1,000 matches in charge, insists he “never looks back”, but continues to believes in the “huge potential” of his current squad. The Gunners boss has never won the Champions League, reaching the 2006 final where they were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in Paris. “It is much more predictable today, the outcome of the Champions League, than it was 10 years ago. It is harder to win it, but as well more exciting,” Wenger said. “If you make a poll tomorrow and say to people ‘give me four clubs who will win the Champions League’, then 80 or 90 per cent of people will say ‘there are these four clubs’. “I don’t think that we are one of the four who will be favourites to win it, but football is strange – and not always predictable, so let’s first qualify from the group stage and then we will see.” Gibbs, however, is the only English left-back with Champions League action this season, as Arsenal prepare for Wednesday’s Group D tie against Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger believes Gibbs – with only three senior England appearances, the last coming after a three-year absence against Germany in November 2013 – can go on to emulate Cole, who was first choice for both Arsenal and then Chelsea while earning a century of international caps. “Kieran looks to me that he’s going into second gear now and he realises that he can trust his body, he can trust his talent,” said Wenger of the Arsenal Academy graduate. “He has such a great potential that now if he just lets it go, because he can dribble as well, because when he arrived at the club he was 16 and he was a winger, midfielder, and I saw that potential didn’t really come out. “I saw he was intelligent and maybe I could transform him into a defender. It was a bit similar to Ashley Cole. “We try always to show him confidence. “I let Gael Clichy go because he was a young, English left-back. That’s the main reason I left Clichy go. I wanted to give him a chance. “Against Tottenham on Saturday he showed his personality to impose himself on the game and took the game by the scruff of the neck for a long period in the second half and that’s what you want to see from him because all the talent is there. Gibbs has shaken off recent injury setbacks and is now a solid member of the Gunners defence. Following the international retirement of Cole after not being selected for the World Cup by Roy Hodgson, Everton’s Leighton Baines and, if fully fit, Manchester United teenager Luke Shaw look set to be the preferred options for the European Championship campaign, which continues next week against San Marino and then Estonia. Press Associationlast_img read more

Monmouth County Historical Commission to Recognize Important Buildings

first_imgFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for its annual preservation awards program that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of residents in preserving buildings and other structures that have historic value.Anyone, including a property owner, may nominate a structure that has historic value and has undergone preservation work that was substantially completed in 2013. Homes, business buildings, houses of worship, public buildings and other Monmouth County structures that are more than 50 years old are eligible for the award. Complete entry information, including an application, is available on the Monmouth County website at www.visitmonmouth.com.“Residents and business people who do the work to preserve local structures and buildings deserve public praise and recognition,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the county’s historical commission. “The historical commission has a tradition of finding some historic gems in the community and acknowledging the people who make sure that we continue to remember our past.”The nomination process is simple and entails the completion of a one-page application that can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.visitmonmouth.com or by calling 732-431-7413. Completed applications should be mailed to Monmouth County Historical Commission, Hall of Records Annex, 2nd floor, Freehold, NJ 07728. The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.“Nominations may be made for a variety of building types,” said Randall Gabrielan, executive director of the county historical commission. “Adaptive reuse projects as well as the preservation of private homes are eligible for recognition.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Chapman

first_imgPictured with Chapman standing far right, is third Vivian Benedetti, second Darryl Little and lead Kathy Centrone.The rink may be back in action when Nelson plays host to the Valentines Mixed Curling Bonspiel February 14-16 at the Heritage City Club. Mallard’s Source for sports has reached into the curling ranks to find the latest recipient of Team of the Week honours.Mallard’s Staff found the B event champs from the recent Castlegar Sunflower Mixed Bonspiel as worthy winners, after the rink was crowned winners at the 16-team tournament.The Bob Chapman got off to a tough start before capturing the semi final win and completing the comeback with a decision the B event final.last_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $660,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)RESTLESS GLEN (1991)*1. BERRANCA LSteadman3 53.52. SUPERTRONICS OWalker 56.0 5 5 1/2L3. RAISING THE BAR OBennett 52.5 3/4L4. WELL BLESSED AChatrie 52.5 3 1/2LWIN: $109.00PLACE: $56.00, $69.00, $171.00Final Time : 1:12.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.3, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (5,8) $121.00 Exacta : (5-8) $140.00Superfecta : (5-8-7-4) $2,638.00Race 2 1300 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)CLASSIQUE (1992)*1. DOC HOLIDAY JInnis4 51.02. LEGAL ACCOUNT BebHarvey3 52.5 2 Neck3. PERSIAN BELLE DaneNelson 52.0 5 1/2L4. AUNT HILDA RMcNaughton 51.5 NeckLate scratch : #6 DIFERENTGENERATIONWIN: $95.00PLACE: $74.00, $76.00, $95.00Final Time : 1:21.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, 1:13.3,Winner : 6yo b horse – WIZARD OF GOLD out of SI MI TRIAL by CRUCIAL TRIALTrainer : PRINCE,TYRONE A Owner : RAHMOSSBred by EDISON CHAIQuinella : (2,4) $166.00 Exacta : (4-2) $360.00D/E : (5-4) $127.00 (5-6) $50.00Superfecta : (4-2-1-8) $1,821.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $630,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)SWEETNESS (1997)1. WHO’S BOSSY JInnis4 48.52. ALL FOR THE GLORY OMullings 53.0 3/4L3. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman3 53.0 Neck*4. DR. DEAREST WHenry 52.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #9 LA MADRINAWIN: $542.00PLACE: $171.00, $186.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:10.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.2, ,Winner : 5yo ch filly – WHO’S STAYIN ON out of TIFTAYVIA byTrainer : PARCHMENT,MARGARET A Owner : MARGARET A PARCHMENTBred by VINCENT LUMSDENQuinella : (2,3) $3,122.00 Exacta : (2-3) $3,574.00D/E : (4-2) $1,965.00 (4-9) $150.00Superfecta : (2-3-6-7) $21,211.00Rolling Triple : (5-4-2) $1,403.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE DECEMBER 9, 2015FATHER CHRISTMAS (1959)1. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 54.02. VALLEY OF QUEENS RHalledeen 53.0 2 1/4L*3. SUB STRUCTURE LSteadman3 53.0 1/2L4. MANDEYA JJackson 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $270.00PLACE: $75.00, $89.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.1, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING out of JUST A FLUTTER byTrainer : WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSBred by ANTHEA E. GORE, BRUCE & NOEL LEVYQuinella : (2,9) $706.00 Exacta : (2-9) $1,540.00D/E : (2-2) $3,073.00Superfecta : (2-9-5-10) $2,465.00Rolling Triple : (4-2-2) $12,108.00Race 5 2000 M (Purse $918,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. MR. DOITBETTA HPottinger4 51.02. WONDER GIRL RHalledeen 53.0 1 8L3. ACAPULCO JPatterson3 51.0 1 2 1/4L4. DUSSELDORF AChatrie 54.0 3LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $74.00, $97.00, $103.00Final Time : 2:12.4 Splits : 25.1, 52.1, 1:16.2, 1:44.3Winner : 3yo colt – VIBANK out of OLYMPIC ADVICE by OLYMPIOTrainer : ROBINSON,LORENZO B Owner : LORENZO B ROBINSONBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONQuinella : (1,4) $348.00 Exacta : (1-4) $448.00D/E : (2-1) $576.00Superfecta : (1-4-7-8) $3,961.00Rolling Triple : (2-2-1) $5,890.00Race 6 1200 M (Purse $893,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)ANY HORSE1. MISTER BONES DaneNelson 55.02. KING D WHenry 54.0 2 1/4L3. URBAN PRINCIPAL OFoster 56.0 2 1/2L4. KANALOA LSteadman3 53.0 Sh.Head5. #2 NEHEMIAH SEllis 54.0 3/4L6. #9 BAY COMMANDER RStewart 52.0 1 3/4LWIN: $411.00PLACE: 175.00, $329.00, $219.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – REGION OF MERIT out of SECRET WEAPON byTrainer : LEWIS,GORDON A Owner : ANTHONY K HARTBred by TONY HARTQuinella : (5,8) $4,177.00 Exacta : (5-8) $7,415.00D/E : (1-5) $1,127.00Trifecta : (5-8-11) $12,408.00Hit-6 Carry-over : $84,981.00Rolling Triple : (2-1-5) $6,124.00Super-6 : (5-4-2-2-1-5) $35,992.70Race 7 1500 M (Purse $630,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)CESARIO (1982)1. #5 TASHIE BABY HPottinger4 50.52. #3 SNEAK PEEK SEllis 55.0 4 1/2L3. #1 MINY LEE DDawkins3 51.0 3 1/2L4. #6 BIG BUCK JInnis4 49.0 1/2LWIN: $239.00PLACE: $103.00, $129.00, $294.00Final Time : 1:36.1 Splits : 24.2, 48.1, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRACKING out of QUICKSTER by HAIL ORPHANTrainer : GRIFFITHS,GARY J Owner : GARY J GRIFFITHSBred by GARY GRIFFITHSQuinella : (3,5) $326.00 Exacta : (5-3) $845.00D/E : (5-5) $2,023.00Superfecta : (5-3-1-6) $10,697.00Rolling Triple : (1-5-5) $4,193.00Pick-4 : (2-1-5-5) $26,140.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $893,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)ANY SLOT1. MISS FIESTY OWalker 54.02. DILIGENT DaneNelson 55.0 2 3/4L3. *SEEKING THE DAWN WHenry 53.0 1L4. LUCKY NINE HPottinger4 51.0 1 1/2L5. AIR MARSHALL RHalledeen 53.0 1 1/4LLate scratch : #2 PRINCE SAMMO, #3 MIRACLE RIVERWIN: $306.00PLACE: $73.00, $65.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – TAQARUB out of PROUD AGAIN byTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (9,11) $1,183.00 Exacta : (11-9) $3,022.00D/E : (5-11) $2,162.00Trifecta : (11-9-7) $938.00Hi-5 : (11-9-7-10-4) $10,034.00Rolling Triple : (5-5-11) $11,805.00JAMAICA 1000 GUINEASRace 9 1600 M (Purse $3,250,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY – FILLIESSPONSORED BY P2P BETTING & GAMING ENTERTAINMENT*1. NUCLEAR AFFAIR DaneNelson 57.02. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 57.0 9 1/23. SORRENTINO’S STAR WGriffiths,OD 57.0 Neck4. BIRD CATCHER SEllis 57.0 Head5. GOLDEN GLORY WHenry 57.0 3WIN: $83.00PLACE: $60.00, $131.00, $83.00Final Time : 1:39.2 Splits : 24.1, 47.1, 1:13.3,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE out of COMMANDRA AFFAIR byTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQuinella : (2,8) $775.00 Exacta : (2-8) $807.00D/E : (11-2) $464.00Trifecta : (2-8-13) $674.00Hi-5 : (2-8-13-14-4) $9,679.00Rolling Triple : (5-11-2) $2,195.00PlacePot 8 : (2,4-2,3-2,9-1,4-5,8-3,5-) $19,026.00Race 10 1820 M (Purse $880,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEDENNIS “UNCLE D” CHIN-YOU TROPHY1. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 54.02. ROYAL VIBES OWalker 52.5 2L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 53.0 3/4L*4. PUDDY POOH DaneNelson 54.0 1/2L5. MOM’S STUDENT OWhite 51.0 2 1/2LWIN: $224.00PLACE: $76.00, $156.00, $63.00Final Time : 1:56.3 Splits : 26.2, 50.1, 1:14.3, 1:42.1Winner : 7yo ch horse – MIRACLE MAN out of IRISH STAR by IRISH QUESTTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : PINK ALAINABred by PETER – JOHN RHODENQuinella : (5,8) $2,883.00 Exacta : (5-8) $4,260.00D/E : (2-5) $484.00Trifecta : (5-8-10) $1,659.00Hi-5 : (5-8-10-1-2) $7,102.00Rolling Triple : (11-2-5) $3,792.00JAMAICA 2000 GUINEASRace 11 1600 M (Purse $3,250,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY – COLTS & GELDINGSSPONSORED BY P2P BETTING & GAMING ENTERTAINMENT*1. FUTURE KING RHalledeen 57.02. ORPHEUS SEllis 57.0 1 1/4L3. CHACE THE GREAT AChatrie 57.0 1/2L4. BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman2 57.0 2 3/4L5. LORD EQUUS ISpence 57.0 3/4LWIN: $148.00PLACE: $85.00, $69.00, $88.00Final Time : 1:39.4 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:11.3,Winner : 3yo b colt – NATURAL SELECTION out of MILLENIUM PRINCESS by MUTAKDDIMTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ALFRED A. LEE & JEFFREY S. MORDECAIBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $524.00 Exacta : (10-6) $822.00D/E : (5-10) $774.00Trifecta : (10-6-7) $460.00Hi-5 : (10-6-7-2-12) $3,090.00Rolling Triple : (2-5-10) $2,194.00Pick-4 : (11-2-5-10) $6,428.00Super-6 : (5-5-11-2-5-10) $55,067.10Pick-9 : (2-2-1-5-5-11-2-5-10) $35,354.50 (2-2-1-5-5-11-2-5-10) $589.00 Carry-over : $978,171.60last_img read more

National orders for Freedom Day

first_img21 April 2011 President Jacob Zuma will bestow national orders, the country’s highest civilian awards, on 36 South Africans following the Freedom Day events at the Union Buildings on Wednesday. From this year, following a decision by the Cabinet, the national orders ceremony will take place on Freedom Day, 27 April. The Order of Ikhamanga, awarded to those who have excelled in the fields of art, culture, music, journalism and sport, will be bestowed on 14 people, including Irvin Khoza and Danny Jordaan for their contribution to South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The Order of the Baobab, awarded for distinguished service above and beyond the call of duty and for exceptional and distinguished contributions in business and the economy, will be awarded to Nowongile Cynthia Molo for her work in the development of women through the Women in Agriculture and Rural Development initiative. Four others will receive it too. Tsietsi Mashinini will receive the Order of Luthuli posthumously for the role he played in the 1976 Soweto student uprisings. Eight others will be bestowed with this order. The Order of Mapungubwe, for excellence and exceptional achievement, will be awarded to Professor Pieter Steyn for his work in chemistry. Four foreign nationals, including Brazilian President Lula da Silva, will be awarded the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo. The orders are awarded to “deserving citizens and international people,” said the Presidency’s director-general, Cassius Lubisi. Most living recipients will attend the ceremony on Wednesday, Lubisi said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more