Past the finishing postCaymanas Park Results forApril 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACESARDINE SWEEPSTAKE1. PARTY CITY SEllis 55.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 1 1/4:L3. DEMOLITION BOY ARobles 54.0 1/2L*4. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST BebHarvey3 52.0 HeadWIN: $405.00PLACE: $109.00, $104.00, $87.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $801.00 Ex: $1,285.00Superfecta : $4,604.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)MACKEREL1. PERSIAN BELLE SEllis 55.0*2. LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9L4. ABOVE THE RADAR HPottinger3 51.0 3 1/4LDNF #6 WATER WAVE DDawkins3 49.0 8/1WIN: $114.00PLACE: $51.00, $51.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:13.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – EMERALD BELLETrainer : ANDERSON,MARLON C Owner : DIAMONDSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $183.00 Exacta: $510.00D/E: $577.00Trifecta: $129.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCEJUS QUENCH FLAVORED WATER1. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 50.5 5/1 318.002. CAMPESINO BebHarvey3 54.0 *1/5 2 3/43. SHINING LIGHT JInnis3 47.5 5/1 3/44. BRAWN RMcNaughton 51.5 4/1 3 1/4Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.4,Winner : 4yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – AKIODATrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $167.00 Ex: $627.00D/E: $1,500.00Trifecta: $4,600.00Rolling Triple: $6,701.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)CORNED BEEF1. SHINE HPottinger3 53.02. COMPUTERIZE OWalker 54.0 Neck3. STORMING WHenry 52.0 1 1/2L4. SIR BUDGET RLahoe 53.0 4 1/2LWIN: $258.00PLACE: $84.00, $133.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:13.0,Winner : 4yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SHE’S SO LOVELYTrainer : GRESFORD SMITH Owner : MICHAEL HUE & LOUIS CHIN & FITZGERALD ROBERTSBred by BRIAN,KIRK & LOUIS CHINQu: $1,864.00 Ex: $4,008.00D/E: $2,500.00Superfecta: $14,139.00Rolling Triple: $11,376.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)-FILLIES & MARESVIENNA1. WINESHA BebHarvey3 52.0 5/1*2. SOUND OF MIRACLE JErwin 55.0 3 1/2L3. TIMEFORACAT JPatterson3 48.5 6 1/2L4. VERONICA B DRobinson 53.5 3 1/2L5. LARUSA KParchment4 53.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #10 MONEYNEVERSLEEPWIN: $345.00PLACE: $202.00, $70.00, $130.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : NADONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $507.00 Ex: $969.00D/E: $2,900.00Trifecta: $1,862.00Hi-5 : $25,404.00Rolling Triple: $86,784.00RICOCHET CUPRace 6 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. ZEPHYR JInnis3 50.02. VELOCIDAD LSteadman2 54.0 1 3/4L3. OCEAN SEEKER AGray4 51.5 2 1/2L4. CROWN PRINCESS JErwin 55.0 2L5. FORMAL JUSTICE AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L6. ASHLEY CALL NBerger4 49.0 4LLate scratch : #5 RUNAWAY GALWIN: $132.00PLACE: $64.00, $87.00, $64.00Final Time: 1:02.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $600.00 Exacta: $740.00D/E: $1,162.00Trifecta: $829.00Hit-6: $50,827.00Rolling Triple: $13,350.00Super-6: $849,426.50Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&MKETCHUP*1. PROLIFIC PRINCESS OWalker 53.02. SWEET DIMENSION RLahoe 52.0 4L3. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/4L4. ANGEL STAR AndrePowell4 51.5 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $59.00, $64.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits: 23.1, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – NUTTIN BUT REDTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $163.00 Ex: $221.00D/E: $224.00Superfecta : $876.00Rolling Triple: $2,409.00Race 8 1500 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)WESTERN UNION*1. ITALIANO OWalker 57.02. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 57.0 3L3. FLYING MIRACLE DDawkins3 51.0 1/2L4. STAR NEW VISTA AndrePowell4 51.0 1LWIN: $110.00PLACE: $77.00, $159.00, $166.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 7yo horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – PIK A TRIXTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPENOTE: HORSE #10 MIND SET CAME 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH.Qu: $829.00 Ex: $896.00D/E: $98.00Superfecta: $9,684.00Rolling Triple: $398.00Pick-4: $3,280.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IITHE J.V.M. ASSOCIATION WORLD VET DAY 2016 TROPHY*1. LORD EQUUS OMullings 51.52. BLUE MOON JInnis3 47.5 Nose3. POISON GAS HPottinger3 51.0 1 3/4L4. CLASSY AVIATOR WHenry 50.5 2 1/4L5. MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 NoseWIN: $76.00PLACE: $68.00, $133.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 22.4, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – DANCINWITHTHESTARSTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,301.00 Ex: $1,446.00D/E: $195.00Trifecta: $5,317.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $125,759.40Rolling Triple: $216.00PlacePot 8: $5,609.00RICOCHET CUPRace 10 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.II)*1. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.0 1/1 107.00 66.002. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 53.0 2/1 1 1/2 73.003. DUTCHESS URIEL SEllis 53.0 5/1 Neck 113.004. PATCH RWilson 53.0 4/1 3 1/45. FRANCIA’S PRIDE RHalledeen 53.0 8/1 1 3/4WIN: $107.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by PETER STEWARTQuinella : (2,9) $110.00 Exacta : (9-2) $291.00D/E : (5-9) $169.00Trifecta : (9-2-3) $325.00Hi-5 : (9-2-3-4-13) $2,039.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-9) $474.00THE 77TH RUNNING OF THE JAMAICA OAKS (GR.IR)Race 11 2000 M (Purse $3,000,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY-FILLIES(FOR THE HILMA M. VEIRA TROPHY)1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 57.0*2. NUCLEAR AFFAIR SEllis 57.0 Neck3. GLYDER CBudhai 57.0 55/1 1 3/4L4. SORRENTINO’S STAR DGordon 57.0 NeckWIN: $281.00PLACE: $65.00, $54.00, $147.00Final Time : 2:12.0 Splits : 24.4, 51.0, 1:16.0, 1:42.3Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $161.00 Ex: $1,592.00D/E: $1,734.00Superfecta: $11,996.00Rolling Triple: $2,821.00Race 12 1200 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCELISHOUS SUPER STAKE1. DREAMCOMETRUE OEdwards3 50.02. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 48.5 Neck3. MISS JUANITA DDawkins3 48.0 60/1 1 3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L5. KOBALT WHenry 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $298.00PLACE: 152.00, $264.00, $729.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $3,837.00 Exacta: $7,250.00D/E : $4,501.00Trifecta: $33,853.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $143,585.00Rolling Triple: $14,942.00Pick-4: $27,980.00Super-6: $113,695.80Pick-9: $6,510,579.50
Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title BACOLOD CITY – Playing in his home pitch, Patrick Reichelt struck in the 78th minute as the Philippines subdued Singapore, 1-0, last Tuesday night to open its AFF Suzuki Cup on a winning note at Panaad Stadium here. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown They also gifted coach Sven Goran Eriksson a victory in his debut.“We’re happy we got the three points, but it was a difficult game,” said Eriksson. “Singapore was playing direct and they were very difficult to defend. But tactically we made some changes and we showed good fighting spirit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Reichelt, the standout winger of Ceres-Negros, broke through the Singapore defense after brothers Phil and James Younghusband combined on the right as the Azkals finally unlocked a tight and compact Singapore defense.“It’s amazing, scoring at Panaad and getting the three points to start the tournament,” said Reichelt. “We had some problems at the start, but we changed the game in the second half. James (Younghusband) helped us a lot and we made everything quicker.”The goal was a fitting reward for the pressure put in by the Azkals right from the start. The home side bossed possession, but can’t seem to find that final ball to break down the Singaporeans.Stephan Schrock was excellent on the left and debutant Patrick Strauss also sparkled in midfield, holding his own against Singaporean star Harris Harun.More importantly, the Azkals pick up three points in what was considered as a potential banana skin for them.ADVERTISEMENT FULL TIME | Philippines 1-0 Singapore!A closely contested affair but the home side have prevailed thanks to a wonderful solo effort by Patrick Reichelt! #AFFSuzukiCup18 #TimeToShine #PHIvsSINMatch Report: https://t.co/QymU3WCwL2 pic.twitter.com/xPJdUW1uE1— AFF Suzuki Cup (@affsuzukicup) November 13, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Mr. Editor:My heart leaped with implicit joy when I read the back page story of the Thursday, January 16, 2014 edition of the Daily Observer Captioned: “Legislature Must Be Audited”-Rep. Chambers Stresses.I think Rep. Bhofal Chambers’ suggestions for the National Legislature to be audited by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) is a step in the right direction. This will definitely forge “transparency and accountability in the operations of the first branch of the Liberian government.” Funds intended to foster the welfare of the Liberia people should not be utilized at the will and pleasure of the legislatures. Sadly, many of our legislators are seeking self-aggrandizement rather than working tediously to secure the interest of their constituencies.Remember, the prime function of the legislators is not to accumulate wealth, but instead to enact laws to elevate the living standards of poverty-stricken Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The man identified as the prime suspect in the murder of 27-year-old footballer Prince Toby Wleh is reportedly on the run from justice.Kayee Dargbe, 27, of New Kru Town left his residence after information leaked that he was being sought by police for questioning, the Daily Observer learnt Sunday, March 9.He reportedly sold personal items, including a television set to a neighbor for L$2,000 (US$24).According to a police source, Dargbe’s name was leaked by two men — the gun owner and his associate — who are presently in police custody.Our source revealed that the gun owner’s associate turned himself in to the police and said since the murder of Prince Wleh last weekend, “his conscience had been bothering him”.The associate reportedly told police that he had been in possession of the gun when the owner called and instructed him to give the weapon to the three men who allegedly carried out the murder.The associate said he delivered the gun to the men as instructed by the owner. The three men then asked him (the associate) to go along with them because “something big” was involved.The Daily Observer learned the suspect claimed he refused to go along with the three men, but “delivered the gun to them as instructed by the owner.”He said he removed three of the four bullets from the gun. When the three men returned the gun sometime later, however, it was empty.The associate said when the news broke that night and the next day that Prince Toby Wleh (Solaris) had been shot and killed, he knew who had done it.He also claimed he did not know the reason behind the killing of Prince Toby Wleh.“He said his conscience bothered him so much afterwards that he had no option but to go to the nearby Police Depot, in Tweh Farm, and report himself,” the source said.The owner of the weapon, whose name was not given to the Daily Observer, was also identified and Police took him into custody.Kayee Dargbe’s father, Hixen Dargbe, who works with Interburgor of Monrovia, told the Daily Observer at his New Kru Town residence on Sunday, March 9, that his son had been living on his own for the last five years.Mr. Dargbe admitted Kayee had been involved in violent activities, which had compelled him to ask his son not to come around the rest of his family.“I have younger children and I don’t want his bad character to affect them,” Mr. Dargbe said.He also said his son has been a bodybuilder and has gotten the nickname ‘Like-a-Blow’ in the community.“The last time I heard anything from him was when his landlord came to me saying that his rent money was finishing,” he said, adding, “I told the landlord he is a man on his own.”He said his son works as a motorbike rider, and has been living with his (unidentified) fiancée in the Funday area of New Kru Town.Prince Toby Wleh was shot and killed last Friday night and four mobile phones were found on his body.The victim’s family has been devastated, not knowing why he was murdered. Known as ‘Solaris,’ he was expected to have been awarded as the Most Valuable Player and Highest Scorer on March 2, following the conclusion of a community tournament sponsored by Rep. Edward Forh.So far, of the three suspects, only Dargbe has been identified. The other two suspects are still at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
West Ham are through to the FA Cup fifth round at Liverpool’s expense.Great goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna earned the club a 2-1 win, but there was also a superb free-kick from Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.BILIC: HAMMERS WIN ONE OF ‘GREATEST NIGHTS IN CLUB’S HISTORY’LIVERPOOL REACTION: ‘IMAGINE PAYING £77 TO WATCH BENTEKEWatch the goals in the video above and let us know which one you think was the best.
DONEGAL County Council has drawn up a hit list of projects which will be axed by Christmas to cover off losses from the lack of household tax payments.And one of the first to be cut is a multi-cultural centre in Letterkenny which works to build relationships across the entire county between ethnic minorities and the indigenous population.Port Na Failte had been funded by the county council and funding from the EU. People from dozens of nations around the globe meet with local people at premises on the Port Road.The centre has been told the council is withdrawing its funding at Christmas; though it’s not clear yet if county councillors need to rubber-stamp that decision.Ironically the shock axing of the project comes as Donegal County Council goes ahead with the One Donegal Cultural Diversity Month.“It may seem like a small initiative, but the ripples of the activities of Port na Failte have spread far and wide, and I really think it would be appropriate if Donegal County Council would see it through another year, at least until some other appropriate funding was allocated to continue it,” said one support in a letter to councillors. Many of the festivals which are held across Donegal each year celebrating different cultures are resourced and supported from the centre.The project however is just one of those which will go.“The council has drawn up a hitlist of other projects which will not be funded next year,” said one DCC insider.“It’s scandalous what is going on; but it’s all down to the fact that Phil Hogan had cut direct funding and the shortfall from the household charge hasn’t been collected.”Just over half of householders in the county have paid the €100 tax. The council now needs to find more than a €1M in savings as a result.REVEALED: AXE FALLS ON CENTRE AS DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL STARTS CUTS was last modified: November 7th, 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)Tags:REVEALED: AXE FALLS ON CENTRE AS DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL STARTS CUTS
St Marys Bingo continues in the hall at 8.30pm on Tuesday. Lotto result for 30-4-13 LK, GY, TE, RN J.O Kane, T. Gillen, H. Harkin M. Gallagher Convoy Y. Gallagher Bingo. Next week’s Lotto JackPot €3350.Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 -8.15 Fri from 7.30 and Sun 12.30. New Players are always welcome.Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.15 new players always welcome. Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7 new Players welcome. Blitzes will be starting over the next few weeks.U 14 Girls training 10-11 Sat Morning New players welcome a great fun way to keep fit and to make friends.U 14 boys had a fine win away to Buncrana 2-09 to 2-06 a good overall team performance.Thanks to everyone who turned out and also helped for the world record attempt at the 3 legged race on Sat morning .Sponsor Cards and Money can be returned to Schools or coaches. Best wishes to all our underage members who have made their Confirmation and also Holy Communion.St Mary’s Reserves 0-07 LK Gaels 0-07Reserves drew away to LK Gaels score St Mary’s 7 pt LK Gaels 7 pts. The sides were level at Half time with 3 points each and St Mary’s had it all to do in the second half against a very strong breeze and took the lead but Gaels held on to take a Draw .Good Displays from J.A MC Mullan ,G Harvey and M. Patton .St Mary’s 3-13 LK Gaels 1-05Seniors kept up their winning ways with a fine win away to Letterkenny Gaels on a score line of 3-13 to 1-05. St Mary’s started the stronger and went in at the break with 10 pts to 3 pts and they continued to dominate in the second half with Goals from A. Browne and E. Patterson Gaels pulled back a goal but St Mary’s held on to their commanding lead to take the Victory. Scorers A. Browne 2-04, P. Blake 0-04, E. Patterson 1-0, R. Kettle 0-02, J. Key 0-01 P. Mailey 0-01 and B. Bonner 0-01 GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S CLUB NOTES, CONVOY was last modified: May 5th, 2013 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:convoySt Marys
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: FANAD UNITED 1 LETTERKENNY ROVERS 3Letterkenny Rovers continued their impressive run of form by defeating Fanad United yesterday evening.Letterkenny Rovers earned a good win over Fanad United.The game was played under the lights at Triagh-a-Loch and both teams served up an entertaining clash. Rovers were quickly out of the blocks and took the lead on eight minutes through Terence Shiels following excellent play by Kevin McGrath.Letterkenny’s second goal came on sixteen minutes – a lovely through ball from Garbhan Grant released McGrath and he was dragged down in the box.McVeigh missed the resulting penalty after his initial effort was well saved – but he buried the rebound to put Rovers in a commanding position.Fanad battled hard and caused Rovers trouble – they came close from a number of set-pieces – but couldn’t find a way past Rory Kelly. In the second-half, Fanad were given a lifeline when Brian McVeigh scored a screamer from twenty-five yards out.Letterkenny responded well to the concession of the goal and took control of the game.They scored a third when McVeigh was upended in the box with ten minutes to go.Johnny Bonner who was superb all evening dispatched the penalty to make 3-1.Next up for Letterkenny is a derby clash with Bonagee United. ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: COCKHILL CELTIC 2 BONAGEE UNITED 2Cockhill Celtic were held for the third game in succession in the USL – as Peter Moran’s Bonagee United side earned a share of the spoils at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds.Both sides served up a superb game of football with both playing some brilliant football.Cockhill were hoping to get back to winning ways in the USL – after successive draws with Fanad and Letterkenny respectively. Goals from Malachy McDermott and Brendan McLaughlin had them 2-1 ahead at half-time.Aiden McLaughlin found the net for Bonagee in the first half – and it was that man again who got the all important equaliser.Gavin Cullen will naturally be disappointed in the concession of the second goal – but Cockhill Celtic are still top of the table.However, both Letterkenny and Derry City have games in hand and can both go top.USL ROUND-UP: COCKHILL CELTIC HELD BY BONAGEE – LETTERKENNY DEFEAT FANAD UNITED was last modified: November 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
Frederik van Zyl Slabbert will be remembered for his liberal thinking and academic prowess. (Image: Stellenbosch University)Former opposition leader Frederik van Zyl Slabbert died in Johannesburg on 14 May. The pioneering politician died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, according to his daughter Tania. She survives her father, together with her brother Riko and stepmother Jane.Slabbert had been ill and had spent time in the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg just prior to his death at the age of 70.The ruling African National Congress paid tribute to the liberal-minded politician, describing him as “legendary” and saying it deeply mourned his passing.“As leader of the Progressive Federal Party, not only did he make an indelible mark in shaping opposition politics against apartheid in South Africa, but he fought for constitutional democracy to be realised,” said party spokesperson Brian Sokutu.“He will also be remembered as one of those white South Africans who facilitated contact with the African National Congress at the time it was banned inside the country,” said Sokutu.Academic careerFrederik van Zyl Slabbert was born in Pretoria in 1940 and grew up in the Limpopo town of Polokwane – formerly Pietersburg. In 1958 he matriculated from Pietersburg Afrikaans High School, and enrolled at the Witwatersrand University for a BA degree after a brief flirtation with theological studies, with the intention of becoming a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.An enthusiastic sports fan who had captained his school’s cricket and rugby teams, he transferred to Stellenbosch University at the end of his first year, mainly in order to play rugby. He obtained his BA in 1961, followed by an honours degree in 1962, a masters degree two years later, and a PhD in philosophy in 1967.For 10 years Slabbert lectured in sociology at Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Rhodes and Witwatersrand Universities and took up a professorship in the latter’s sociology department in 1973. Despite his brilliant political career, he retained a love for academia and was appointed chancellor of his alma mater Stellenbosch University in 2008.A heart attack at the end of that year prompted him to relinquish the post in order to spend more time with his family.Vocal oppositionWhile still studying Slabbert became interested in the plight of the Western Cape’s coloured community, an interest which led him to campaign for a position of Stellenbosch University’s Student Representative Council. But even in those days his views were considered too liberal, and he lost his bid.In 1974 he decided to make a full-time career of politics and joined the Progressive Party. In that year’s general election he stood as the party’s Parliamentary candidate for the Rondebosch constituency, snatching it from under the nose of the United Party. Slabbert managed to keep this seat for the next two general elections in 1977 and 1981.He made his name as a politician with the Progressive Party, steering it through two name changes – to the Progressive Reform Party in 1975, and then to the Progressive Federal Party in 1977. The Progressive Party’s other famous member was the late Helen Suzman who for many years stood as its only representative in Parliament.Slabbert took over as party leader in 1979 and retired unexpectedly in 1986 after declaring that a tricameral Parliament, then being mooted, was useless in the South African situation of that time. In the following year he co-founded the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa, together with fellow Member of Parliament Alex Boraine.This was the start of his secondary political career as a consultant, facilitator and analyst. In 1987 the institute organised the historic Dakar Conference, which saw Slabbert travelling with a group of white – mostly Afrikaans – South Africans to Dakar for 10 days of talks with the then-banned African National Congress.Influential businessmanFrom then on he held positions in various philanthropic organisations, such as the Open Society Foundation of Southern Africa, a funding body that promotes democracy and strong moral values, and also sat on the boards of a number of influential commercial companies, among them the Caxton CTP publishing group and Metro Cash ’n Carry.In 1990 he co-founded the black empowerment and investment company Khula, which in 1994 became a 15% shareholder of the JSE-listed Adcorp Holdings, a group that Slabbert chaired from 1998.Slabbert was also a published author who wrote or co-wrote several books including The Last White Parliament: The Struggle for South Africa, by the Leader of the White Opposition in 1986; Comrades in Business: Post-Liberation Politics in South Africa in 1998; and The Other Side of History: An Anecdotal Reflection on Political Transition in South Africa in 2006.His political and academic work earned him worldwide acclaim, and a number of awards. He was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 1982 and was elected as a Fellow of Oxford University’s All Souls College. He has received honorary doctorates from KwaZulu-Natal and Free State Universities, as well as the Simon Fraser University in Canada.
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