September 24, 2020
  • 6:34 pm Nine All-Stars make career first starts in Fast Shafts Invitational
  • 6:20 pm Shouse repeats in Sprint Series of Oklahoma action
  • 6:14 pm Wednesday IMCA Modified winner at BVR earns $1,000
  • 6:12 pm Sweigart blasts past PASS foes at Port Royal Speedway
  • 6:10 pm Bag toss teammates are first champions crowned at Super Nationals

first_imgA total of 145,340 votes were cast. The 28 drivers elected, in balloting conducted through the IMCA Facebook page, represent 13 states. Elected to career sixth All-Star starts were Richie Gustin of Gilman, top vote getter Ricky Thornton Jr. of Adel and A.J. Ward of Ionia, Mich. One hundred and forty-two drivers from 26 states and two Canadian provinces have now been All-Stars. The twenty-eight drivers elected on Super Tuesday to start the Sept. 6 Invitational, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, includes first timers Collen Wine­barger of Corbett – also the first driver from Oregon elected to an All-Star race – Braxton Yeager of Green River, Wy., Jeffrey Abbey of Comanche, Texas, Larry Adams of Van Alstyne, Texas, Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Tom Berry Jr. of Newburg, N.D., Tanner Black of Otis, Kan., Brad Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Collin Thirlby of Traverse City, Mich. BOONE, Iowa – Nine IMCA Modified drivers make career-first starts while three former race win­ners look for new success in the 16th annual Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Defending race winner Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Mo., Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., Kelly Shryock of Fertile and Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D., will all start their fifth All-Star races.center_img Drew Armstrong of Benton, Ark., Steven Bowers Jr. of Topeka, Kan, and Malvern’s Jesse Sob­bing each were elected for the third time while Kyle Brown of Madrid and Zane DeVilbiss of Farming­ton, N.M., both were elected for the fourth.  Second-time All-Stars are Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa, Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., and Joel Rust of Grundy Center.  2015 and 2016 race winner Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown and William Gould of Calera, Okla., each make their seventh All-Star starts while Tim Ward of Harcourt and 2011 winner Chris Abel­son of Sioux City were both elected for the ninth time.  Completing the starting field of 30 for the $1,000 to win, minimum $200 to start feature will be drivers with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 29 compet­ing at Super Nationals. last_img read more

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first_img Victory would take United above the Saints into third place in the table and cement Louis van Gaal’s side’s claims to a Champions League place. United have seen off Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Hull and Stoke within the last month, while Liverpool lie in wait next weekend. Young told the club’s website: “Southampton have started the season very well and are third in the league, so we know it is going to be tough. But if we can go there and produce displays like we have shown, especially in the last four matches, then I’m sure we can get the three points. “When you are winning games then confidence is always sky high. When you have been on a run of wins – both at home and away – then it is fantastic for confidence. “Everybody is pulling in the right direction and feeling good and we will take that into the game against Southampton. It is going to be a big game and there are definitely no easy games in the Premier League.” United’s form has convinced Van Gaal that some silverware is within their grasp this season and he has pinpointed the FA Cup as a trophy to mount a real challenge to win. Van Gaal told MUTV: “I always want to win a a trophy. It’s something I’ve done in my first season at other clubs, so I want to give the fans a title. The easiest way to win silverware is in a competition like the FA Cup, which requires fewer matches to win.” Van Gaal will cross swords with fellow Dutchman and his former assistant Ronald Koeman on Monday – but both managers have declared their personal relationship to be “private”. Koeman, now Southampton manager, worked under van Gaal at Barcelona but fell out when they were at Ajax in 2004, when Koeman was coach and Van Gaal the technical director. Van Gaal described Koeman as “a very good coach” but refused to talk about their relationship since the fall-out. Ashley Young is confident Manchester United can make it five Premier League wins on the bounce when they travel to Southampton on Monday. The United manager added: “I don’t have to describe my relationship with the trainer of the opponent… that’s more private.” Wayne Rooney will be fit to face Southampton – the United skipper had a scan on Thursday to examine a possible knee problem but was given the all-clear. However record signing Angel di Maria will not be ready to return from his injury in time for the trip to the south coast. Luke Shaw (ankle), Jonny Evans (ankle), Rafael (groin), Daley Blind (knee) and Phil Jones (calf) are all expected to miss out. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img Former Ireland prop Corrigan expects only stellar showings in home and away meetings with Wales and a Dublin battle with Scotland can now alter Schmidt’s way of thinking. “This is new to him given it’s his first World Cup, so he wants to make sure he doesn’t sell himself short or make any rash decisions,” Corrigan told Press Association Sport. “But I would say he has pretty much already made up his mind and he knows where he’s at in terms of his squad. “He’s obviously still got time and the games ahead, and there’s no doubt players can still force him to rethink his plans. “But I would think barring any sort of injury, which hopefully won’t happen to anyone, or a stand-out performance either in training or one of the warm-up matches, I doubt too much he’ll be radically changing his mind.” Double RBS 6 Nations champions Ireland will complete their World Cup preparations by taking on England at Twickenham on September 5. By then Schimdt’s squad will be set in stone, leaving only fine-tuning ahead of Ireland’s Pool D opener against Canada in Cardiff on September 19. Corrigan believes Schmidt’s biggest selection dilemmas could fall around his playmakers, and just how many he can squeeze into the final squad. Schmidt has kept his training squad as wide as possible but ex-Leinster star Corrigan believes Ireland’s head coach has his final selection all-but settled in his mind. Ireland must submit their World Cup squad on August 31, with Saturday’s Cardiff clash with Wales the first of three warm-up matches for fringe stars to state their case. British and Irish Lions stars Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are the obvious starting half-backs, but behind that Schmidt has battled for balance throughout his Ireland tenure. Should Schmidt settle on selecting just two fly-halves, then Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Ulster’s Paddy Jackson face a straight fight to make the cut. “The half-backs and 10s are probably key, and the props will be an issue as well, because of the sheer number you need to cover in the front-row,” said Corrigan. “Probably nine and 10 are going to be the two most difficult decisions he has to make. “You’ve got clear top performers in both those positions, but then it’s about whether he wants to take three 10s or three scrum-halves, and how that would affect the balance if he did. “That’s where versatility can really be vital. “These camps and warm-up matches give a great opportunity to build two or three different types of game they can play. “It’s been the perfect chance to build different approaches. “Joe’s empowered the players to figure these things out and make decisions based on what’s in front of them. “So I think the players will be given two or three different options, and from those they will choose what fits best.” Joe Schmidt already knows Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad, according to Reggie Corrigan. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgAs we enter the final week of classes, I have mixed feelings about the upcoming months. For most college students, summer means getting a job or an internship and discovering a taste of life after college.But the beginning of summer means we’re that much closer to the end of summer, which means we’re that much closer to football season. As fellow columnist Jake Davidson noted on April 26, it’s been a while since USC has been the team to beat. I don’t know if this will be the year we reestablish our presence at the top, but I do think it’ll be a great year to be a Trojan fan.Cody Kessler is returning for his senior season after a breakout junior season. He’s already receiving Heisman buzz, though I’m not here to speculate on that. Sarkisian has a season of experience under his belt and, in addition to Kessler, has JuJu Smith, Adoree’ Jackson, Su’a Cravens and a handful of other returners to make plays. They will be joined by a top-ranked recruiting class with plenty of hype to live up to.That being said, I think it will be difficult for USC to run the table in 2015. It’s definitely possible, but the Trojans have a fairly strong schedule this year.The Trojans kick off the season with three home games against Arkansas State, Idaho and Stanford. All of those games should be winnable, but Stanford has taken us to the bitter end for the past two seasons. After what should be a battle against Stanford, the Trojans will hit the road to take on Arizona State.One of the most heartbreaking losses of last season came at the hands of the Sun Devils, who came from behind to beat USC in the Coliseum with a successful Hail Mary. The Trojans will have to play the rematch on the road, but hopefully the bitterness of last season’s loss will give them the edge to come out and win with a vengeance.After what should be two trying matchups, the Trojans will return home to host Washington. Washington hasn’t been a problem for the Trojans in the past few seasons, but since Sarkisian left to coach USC, Washington has gained an incredible coach in Chris Petersen, who has the potential to turn the team into a Pac-12 powerhouse.The Trojans handed the Fighting Irish a handy loss last season at the Coliseum and can likely repeat that performance, but you can never underestimate the power of a rivalry game. This time, USC will have to play in South Bend and face the elements, something they struggled with in the rain at Boston College.After Notre Dame, the Trojans will face Utah, California, Arizona and Colorado.Utah stunned USC with a late touchdown to win last season, in yet another late-game collapse by the Trojans. The rematch will be at home this year.Arizona is another Pac-12 team who almost pulled of a late-game win over USC, but the Trojans were able to hold on for the win. That game will also be at home this year, and hopefully give USC the advantage to pull off a much easier win this time around.In what is the toughest two weeks of the schedule, USC will close the season against Oregon and UCLA.Oregon is coming off a season in which they competed for a national title and were led by a Heisman-winning quarterback. Unfortunately for USC, the Trojans will have to play in Eugene, but won’t have to face the NFL-bound Mariota. Still, Oregon is a team that rarely falters, even in what should be its rebuilding years.The Trojans will return home for the last game of the season to host the crosstown rivalry against UCLA. Jim Mora has led UCLA to the top of the Pac-12, and he and the Bruins have easily put the Trojans away the past two seasons. This season, Kessler and the Trojans certainly have a lot to prove, and with a home-field advantage and two years of embarrassing losses to serve as motivation, I think we can close out the season with a W.A 12-0 or 12-1 season is certainly no guarantee, but I do think that Sark and Cody have what it takes to take the Trojans back to the top of the Pac-12 and all of college football.So if you’re like most of my friends and are considering passing up on season tickets this year because “football isn’t your thing” or you just “do it for the tailgate,” please reconsider. There will be plenty of exciting games this year that USC will be on the winning side of. Think Stanford 2013. Trust me, it’s worth it.Regan Estes is a sophomore majoring in public relations and Spanish. She is also the sports editor of  the Daily Trojan. Her column “Wild Wild Westes,” ran on Tuesdays.last_img read more

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first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out of Rio Games in the first round on Sunday by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, who also defeated him in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics.Del Potro, former U.S Open champion ranked 145 in the world after an injury-hit few years, stunned the Serb with a powerful display to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) in the biggest upset in the tennis tournament.It was yet another huge shock after the Williams sisters and Murray brothers lost in their first-round matches in the doubles on a dramatic day.Djokovic was very emotional as he departed the scene.Earlier in the day, Del Potro was caught up in an incident which went viral as he was trapped in a lift at the Olympic village and had to be rescued by the Argentina handball team.last_img

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first_imgOne of the WNBA’s biggest names has suffered a serious injury.Storm forward Breanna Stewart appeared to land on the foot of Mercury center Brittney Griner during a EuroLeague game on Sunday. Stewart is said to have torn her right Achilles, according to a report from WNBAinsidr. This injury will spark serious discussion about that disparity.Stewart averaged 22 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game in 2018. Stewart, just 24, is already one of the most accomplished players in basketball. The UConn product won four national championships in college and was named the WNBA’s regular season MVP and WNBA Finals MVP last season.Although the two-time All-Star is a generational talent, she plays for the Russian club Dynamo Kursk in the offseason. Many WNBA players players elect to play overseas to make ends meet, so they don’t really get much of a break.Stewart has laced up to play overseas after every season since she was named the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2016.”The WNBA offseason, it’s not really an offseason because you’re playing overseas, but any time that I have to improve and get better, I will,” Stewart told ESPN ahead of her first overseas stint in 2016. Now it’s come back to bite her.If Stewart has indeed torn her Achilles, the WNBA will be dealt a huge blow. The incident could bring attention to the the salary disparity between the league and the NBA, which forces plenty of WNBA players to play year-round.last_img read more

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first_imgA win over Edgar extends Holloway’s winning streak at 145 pounds to 14 and adds another former champion to his resume. In three consecutive fights, Holloway battered and destroyed former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis (at UFC 206) and former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo (at UFC 212, UFC 218). For “Blessed,” it’s not just about being the best at one weight class. It’s about being regarded as something higher and beating Edgar inches him closer to what he’s genuinely looking to do.”It does a lot,” Holloway said. “It gets me one step closer to being the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. I’m not trying to be the greatest featherweight of all time. I’m not trying to do that. I’m trying to be the greatest fighter of all time. To add Frankie’s name on my belt would be amazing.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFast forward to Saturday night and Edgar is in another championship fight and standing across the Octagon will be Holloway, as he puts his featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 240 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Never in his wildest dreams did Holloway ever imagine that one day he would be taking on someone he looked up to this immensely.”No, not at all,” Holloway told Sporting News. “He’s a legend. He’s the man. It was crazy that I watched this guy when he won his title. It’s like that old saying, ‘They are your idols until they become your rivals.’ And now we are here and main eventing a pay-per-view card against each other. It’s just crazy. I’m excited.”As Holloway (20-4-0) said, Edgar (23-6-1) is viewed as a legend in the sport. Edgar made three defenses of the lightweight belt totaling 687 days, which is the longest reign at 155 pounds in UFC history. Usually, the Toms River, N.J. native was the smallest man inside the cage, often coming in at around 160 pounds on fight night. Seeing he was at a disadvantage, Edgar dropped down to featherweight, where he’s 8-3 and fighting for the featherweight title now for the third time — still competing at a high level at 37. “He’s a great man, not only inside the cage but outside the cage as well,” Holloway said. “This is a guy who has a great story. He’s a straight-up guy, a family man and I respect him so much because of that. There are no stories like his that compete inside the Octagon. At the end of the day, this is a fight that really helps me. I’m trying to leave a legacy in the sport like him.”Even as the champion, Holloway is coming off a loss in a back-and-forth war with Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 in April in an interim lightweight title bout that was one of the best fights of 2019 thus far. The loss snapped his 13-fight winning streak.Holloway (20-4) watched the fight a couple of times. He knows what he did wrong, but doesn’t want to take anything away from Poirier’s performance, as he was the better man that night. “You got to take something from it,” Holloway admitted. “I look at the loss as a learning curve. It is what is. Right now, I can tell you a bunch of reasons of what went wrong and this and that, but I’m not a complainer. That’s not cool to Dustin. He won fair and square. He got the decision. At the end of the day, it is what it is. I just move on and love life. Sometimes fighting is like Chutes and Ladders — sometimes you got to slide on the slide to climb up a bigger ladder. And that’s what I’m going to do.”I’m not afraid of hard work,” he continued. “It took me 10 straight wins to get a title shot and it was an interim title shot that only happened because the main event on the card was a title shot and they got hurt.”One of the narratives heading into UFC 240 has been Edgar doesn’t deserve the shot at Holloway because he got knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222 in March 2018 and only garnered one win (against Cub Swanson in April 2018) in the interim to get another crack at featherweight gold. Holloway has heard the talk. He feels Edgar deserves the opportunity and has a rebuttal for those who don’t agree with his assessment.”Some fans have said he should be fighting me. Some have said he shouldn’t get a fight with me. I’m not a matchmaker,” he countered. “This guy is a legend. His fights speak for themselves. He’s been dominant. I just can’t wait to get in there. I tell people this is the fight the UFC sent over to me. I see what people have been saying. The champion, though, doesn’t get to pick the fights. The UFC picks who I’ll face. They send me a contract and I just sign it.” A little less than seven years ago at UFC 150, Frankie Edgar was looking to regain the lightweight title from Benson Henderson in the headliner. Who kicked off the main card you might ask? None other than Max Holloway, who took on Justin Lawrence.The then-20-year-old began the pay-per-view, winning by second-round TKO. Edgar didn’t fare as well, losing a split decision that many felt should have gone his way.last_img read more

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first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach and Stephen F. Austin’s Madison Pecot are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouthBank.com.Gerlach competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oliver Jackson Twilight for the Wildcats in Abilene, Texas, over the weekend. The sophomore clocked in at 11:09.42 for a first-place finish and the Southland’s fourth-fastest performance of the season in the running event. Gerlach topped the second-place finisher by one minute en route to producing Abilene Christian’s seventh-fastest steeplechase performance in program history.Pecot cleared the bar at 14-2.5 feet in the pole vault for the Ladyjacks at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster in College Station, Texas, this past weekend. The senior topped the field with a first-place finish, while registering the NCAA’s fifth best pole vault mark of the 2019 season.The awards mark the first of the season for both Gerlach and Pecot.Southland competitors will now shift their attention to the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championship, beginning Friday, May 3. The conference meet will be hosted by Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian – So. – Gakona, AlaskaSophomore Briahna Gerlach clocked the school’s seventh-fastest time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an 11:09.42. Her performance earned her first-place honors at the Oliver Jackson Twilight Open in Abilene, Texas and claimed the Southland’s fourth-fastest time in the steeplechase this season.Honorable Mention: 4×400-meter Relay Team, Stephen F. Austin (Imani Nave, Aaliyah Teel, Dominique Jackson, Cayla Burch).Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Madison Pecot, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Hallsville, TexasPecot cleared 4.33m (14-2.5 feet) in the pole vault on Saturday, winning the event and registering the fifth-best mark in the NCAA for the season. Pecot’s performance stands as the best in the Southland Conference this season, heading into the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championships.Honorable Mention: Megan Kirby, Abilene Christian.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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first_imgView comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The Philippine national basketball team is set to announce its final 12-man lineup late Friday evening but head coach Yeng Guiao said he’s still waiting for the confirmation for Jordan Clarkson’s inclusion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA: San Beda overcomes Letran in OT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We still don’t know but of course we want him to play,” said Guiao. “We want to know if all the permits have been secured so we’re still waiting.”“That’s one thing we discussed with the officials, but we’ll take the risk of reserving a slot for him because if we don’t give him one and he ends up getting the accreditation then that’s just too bad.”And as part of their preparation for the Asian Games, Guiao said his team will have a scrimmage against TNT on Saturday at Moro Lorenzo Gym in Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT Clarkson, who is born to a Filipino mother, plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and will need clearances from the NBA, his club, and an accreditation from the Olympic Council of Asia to allow him to play in the Asian Games in Jakarta.READ: Guiao awaits word on Clarkson’s inclusion in Asian Games roster FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We’re still waiting on the situation of Clarkson, I don’t know if you guys have word of it but right now I still don’t have the confirmation,” said Guiao in Filipino Friday at Meralco Gym.Guiao, whose team’s main financial backer is Smart, will still reserve a slot in the final 12-man lineup for Clarkson and he’s willing to risk bringing just 11 players in Jakarta on Sunday. 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 awardlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,Every human being has some moral compass and decency. Whatever moral authority and decency Khemraj Ramjattan might have possessed, he has totally lost today. His arrogant boasting, taking responsibility for the closure of sugar estates, for putting people out of jobs – the very people who helped him become a Minister and rise to the position of a Vice-President – prove he has totally lost his mind, has no moral authority and any decency left in him. The sad caricature of Ramjattan today – despised by the vast majority of Guyanese, including in his own home region, some of whom once genuinely admired and treated him as a hero – is utterly humiliating. He is now a traitor who betrayed decent people, a liar who “sings for his supper”, a consummate soup-drinker. Ramjattan is a despised puppet, dangling on a string. His parents had higher hopes for him.Last week, Ramjattan boasted he, Moses Nagamootoo and their AFC colleagues did not just “went along” with APNU to close sugar estates, they actually advocated for the closure. He went out of his way to take credit for the closure of the estates, taking credit for terminating the employment of more than 7000 workers, directly jeopardising the livelihood of more than 60,000 persons, including children, women and the elderly, and indirectly jeopardising the livelihood of tens of thousands more. After the closure, the unemployed sugar workers had to fight for their severance and many of them had to approach the courts to force APNU/AFC to pay the legally-required severance. This is the burgeoning insanity, the steaming garbage this arrogant, blithering idiot is taking credit for. It is disgraceful to see him singing for his supper, all because he wants power and salivating at the prospects of being Prime Minister, zero chance it may be.It is baffling, outrageous, unfathomable, just plain bizarre that Ramjattan is owning and boasting of the most potent, painful mistakes APNU/AFC made since May 2015, one that APNU/AFC itself is trying to hide from, one that has led to the most humiliating defeat any Government can experience, more than two-thirds rejection in Two Local Government Elections and the loss of a No-Confidence Motion. Mark my word, APNU (PNC) itself will distant themselves from the closure of the estates and the termination of employment for more than 7000 people, insisting in the upcoming election campaign that they merely “went along” with the AFC.Not only did they close four estates, but APNU/AFC is doing everything, including pushing incompetence and mismanagement of the remaining three sugar estates, everything to demoralise the remaining sugar workers and create the excuse for the entire closure of sugar in Guyana. Ramjattan and none of his colleagues can now assure anyone the rest of sugar will not close under APNU/AFC, should they still be there in 2020. Who will believe the same people who told them during the 2015 elections campaign that no estate will be closed and every worker will receive a 20 per cent wage increase, and, immediately after closing four estates, terminated more than 7000 jobs, and froze all sugar workers’ wages that they will not proceed to close the whole industry? I said before the 2015 elections that one of the major goals of APNU/AFC was to close sugar estates and eventually sugar. They railed that I was fear-mongering. But, sadly, my prediction came through. Now I am again predicting, should APNU/AFC stay in Government, the other estates will also be closed, with Uitvlugt being next, followed by Blairmont and eventually Albion.Ramjattan, as he bloviates nonsense, refuses to talk about the $30 billion loan they took on the books of GuySuCo. He refuses to talk about the more than $1 billion in interest already paid. He refuses to say who has the money, how it was spent. NICIL insists it has given GuySuCo more than $17 billion of the money already and that GuySuCo cannot tell them what they did with the money. GuySuCo denies this assertion, but Ramjattan is boasting he personally, together with his AFC colleagues, including Moses Nagamootoo, are the ones calling the shots.As families sink deeper into poverty, as local small family businesses like the grocery shops struggle for survival, as local seamstress and tailors barely survive, as local vendors find it hard to make ends meet, this blithering, arrogant man feels he needs to boast and take responsibility for the suffering foisted on innocent people. Why? Because he wants to be Prime Minister, he wants to continue to live the “good life” on the backs of poor people, he wants to suck the blood out of the very people he once fooled into voting for him. Now it is election time, he will make more promises to them, he will brazenly lie full-throated, as he sings for his supper. If ever there was a poster child for a soup drinker, Ramjattan has laid claim to being the champion soup-drinker poster child. Meanwhile, since the disgraceful admission that AFC played the pivotal role in estate closing, Nagamootoo has gone silent. Is he also willing to publicly boast he too is responsible, as Ramjattan confessed?Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

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