Nelson lands doubleat Assiniboia Downs racetrack

first_imgWINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):Jamaican jockey Dane Nelson and Barbadian Chris Husbands both rode braces, but Chavion Chow, also Jamaican, made off with honours when he captured the feature CAN$25,000 Manitoba Mile Stakes at Assiniboia Downs here Sunday.Chow, the championship leader, paired with favourite Magic D’oro to dominate the three-year-olds and upward over a mile, to win by five lengths.Chow leads the standings with 39 wins, three clear of Husbands in second, with Nelson, Adolfo Morales and Guyanese Rohan Singh, in a three-way tie for third on 35 wins.Nelson, meanwhile, grabbed his share of the spotlight when he won race four aboard 4-1 chance Truly Ilean, beating the three-year-old and upward maiden fillies and mares by 11-3/4 lengths going a mile. He returned in race seven, the day’s final event, to steer Early Speed to a comfortable two-length win going five furlongs for the three-year-old fillies and mares who have never won two races.Husbands also pushed his way into the headlines, winning the day’s opener aboard 4-1 bet Lotus Lane going 7-1/2 furlongs before returning to win race two in a gate-to-wire effort with 7-1 outsider Denouement, in a mile and sixteenth trip for the three-year-olds yet to win a race this year.last_img read more

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18 victim-friendly Police stations by yearend

first_imgThe Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) will facilitate the construction of 18 victim-friendly Police stations, which are slated to be completed by the end of 2018. The project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)These stations are being redesigned to address the capacity issues in responding to crime and violence within the country, which includes physical violence against women.CSSP Project Coordinator, Clement HenryProject Manager of the CSSP, Clement Henry, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), described domestic violence as a “serious issue.”It is within this context that the stations are being fashioned to include materials, equipment, and rooms that are convenient for reports and complaints against perpetrators to be made. The modernisation of these stations is expected to foster an environment conducive to the efficient reporting system that caters specifically to victims.Henry claimed that the CSSP is currently procuring a consultancy firm to conduct a full diagnostic review in order to understand and resolve any and all issues victims have relating to reporting matters and identifying perpetrators.“We are designing the Police stations in a user-friendly manner… we’ve noticed from the safe neighbourhood surveys that many times people are reluctant [to make reports]… sometimes they complain that when they make a report, particularly domestic violence reports, [that] there is not enough confidentiality in the way they have to make the report at the open enquiries desk.”Plans are onstream to construct special rooms for domestic violence interviews as well as rooms for Identification Parades so that victims are not placed face-to-face with and intimidated by perpetrators.Construction began on 12 Police stations in the last quarter of 2017 and another six are slated to commence by the second quarter of 2018. The Cane Grove Police Station is almost entirely completed using the refurbished design and is currently awaiting Intercom Systems.Construction of redesigned stations in Mibicuri, La Grange, Kwakwani, Mackenzie, Issano, and Annai are moving apace. Among the six stations that are slated to commence construction this year are those located at Whim, Albion, and Springlands.last_img read more

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BRITISH POLICE ASK PORTUGESE OFFICIALS TO DETAIN SUSPECTS IN MADELEINE McCANN CASE

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.BRITISH police have asked their Portugese counterparts to arrest three suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.The three-year-old – whose father has strong Donegal connections – disappeared from a holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007.The Metropolitan Police in London assigned to Operation Grange want to talk to three burglars who carried out raids in the Portuguese resort at the time of the abduction. Mobile phone records showed the suspects made numerous calls to each other in the hours after she disappeared.The Crown Prosecution Service has sent an International Letter of Request to ­Portuguese police seeking permission to arrest the trio.A spokesman for Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry said: “The letter is a significant development. It is necessary for British police to request the ­Portuguese authorities allow them to operate on their turf.“It means they have the intention of arresting and interviewing X, Y or Z. We don’t know who they have their sights on but it’s likely it is the burglars. “Whether the Portuguese will co-operate remains to be seen. It is a very sensitive issue with differences they have had.“Police want to be given a chance to arrest key suspects. It doesn’t prove they have Madeleine but it will rule them in or out of the investigation and that is i­mportant.“Kate and Gerry don’t want to build up their hopes too high but they realise it could be a significant new lead.”  BRITISH POLICE ASK PORTUGESE OFFICIALS TO DETAIN SUSPECTS IN MADELEINE McCANN CASE was last modified: January 13th, 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:burglarsdonegalmadeleine mccannmissingpoliceportugalsuspectslast_img read more

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