Nelson cleared by JRC

first_imgThree-time champion jockey Dane Nelson was on Tuesday cleared by the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission for his riding of highly-fancied COMMANDING CHIEF in the seventh race for overnight allowance horses at Caymanas Park on Saturday, March 19. Nelson rode the veteran campaigner to finish fifth to HOVER CRAFT over 1500 metres, but the stewards were not satisfied with his riding and summoned him to an inquiry. After hearing submissions from Nelson as well as his representative Ed Barnes, the stewards accepted the jockey’s submission that he had suffered an injury on the track on Friday, March 18 and had received medication from the doctor. They also accepted the argument that COMMANDING CHIEF displayed symptoms of breathing problems during the race, which affected his performance. Additionally, Nelson apologised to the stewards for his disrespectful behaviour in the scales area and in the vicinity of the Stewards’ Room. He was also cautioned regarding his conduct and what is expected of him as a professional jockey. Nelson, the leading rider with 22 wins so far this season, was second time lucky yesterday, when he successfully appealed the decision by the stewards to disqualify his mount, PAPER N LACE after winning division one of the McKay Security Trophy over 1820m on New Year’s Day. The horse was disqualified for causing interference to OH MY GRANDPA in the early stages of the event and the race was awarded  to GRAN CORAZON. PAPER N LACE was reinstated to first by the full Commission.last_img read more

Howard University Interim President Dr Wayne AI Frederick Honored with Congressional Citation

first_imgHoward University Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick.Howard University Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick was recognized for his career as a surgeon, researcher and scholar with a Congressional Citation this month at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s annual Caribbean Heritage Month celebration. Frederick is a native of Trinidad who moved to the United States at the age of 16. After graduating from Howard University College of Medicine at age 22, he went on to complete his post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.As a child, Frederick struggled with sickle cell anemia. According to DiverseEducation.com, that affliction sparked Fredrick’s desire to become a surgeon and one to find a cure for the genetic blood disorder.“I was humbled by the honor,” Frederick told the AFRO. “My Caribbean roots afforded me a robust early education that combined the virtues of hard work and integrity. My journey to America has seen those seeds grow from saplings into a larger tree of experiences for which I am eternally grateful to both regions.”Frederick returned to Howard University in 2006 as an associate professor in the surgery department, and was later tapped to be the provost and chief academic officer of Howard in 2012.madebola@afro.comlast_img read more

Jamie Foxxs daughter named Miss Golden Globe 2016

first_imgOscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne is Miss Golden Globe 2016, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced.Miss or Mister Golden Globe is chosen to assist at the awards ceremony and is traditionally the son or daughter of an established Hollywood star. The 21-year-old USC senior and model follows in the footsteps of the likes of Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon, and Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis’ daughter. Corrine considers the title an “honour”, said The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor. I’m honoured that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognised for some of his greatest accomplishments,” she said. Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA, said, “Like her father, she leads a fine example of following her dreams and we can’t wait to see what she does next.” The 73rd annual Golden Globes will air on January 10 and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.last_img read more

Win a trip to Fort Myers including airfare and hotel

first_img Share Posted by Wednesday, April 24, 2019 TORONTO — Fort Myers & Sanibel has gained a sizeable Canadian following with some 250,000 Canadian visitors each year, drawn to the destination’s ‘Old Florida’ charm, its 80 kilometres of coastline and its incredible natural scenery and wildlife.Now thanks to a new contest with Fort Myers & Sanibel, Travelweek and Air Canada Vacations, one lucky agent and travelling companion will get to experience the destination for themselves.The prize includes airfare for two with Air Canada, a two-night stay at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa and a two-night stay at Wyndham Garden.Located across 13 beaches-to-backbay acres on Captiva Island, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is billed as the perfect destination for families, couples, meetings and weddings. The 137-key property includes 19 uniquely themed cottages, one, two and three bedroom suites, and comfortable contemporary guest rooms and efficiencies.Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach meanwhile is situated on the most expansive part of Fort Myers Beach, and offers the comforts of a large resort with boutique-like ambiance.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsEnter the contest now for your chance to win. Visit travelweek.ca/contests/visit-fort-myers-with-air-canada-vacations/. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Win a trip to Fort Myers including airfare and hotel Tags: Fort Myerslast_img read more