CASTING and machining specialists, Brass Aluminum and Cast Iron Foundry Ltd (BACIF) will be producing a historical trophy for the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super 16 Cup 2019/2020 edition.The first of its kind, production is expected to be a huge hit with the clubs as all and sundry would want their name to be inscribed as the inaugural winner of what will be a prestigious piece of silverware.Recently, GFF president Wayne Forde, who has a long-standing relationship with the entity, met with Managing Director and one-time colleague Mr Peter Pompey and was given an insight into the manufacturing process which is underway at the West Ruimveldt-based foundry.Speaking with GFF, Pompey stated that when he was approached to make such a contribution to the tournament and the sport he could not in any way turn down the offer to be associated with the event.He complimented the federation for the vision to produce a local trophy that would truly represent the value of the sport.“When Mr Forde approached me I could not have said no, Wayne has a relationship with this company that goes back for many, many years and I am happy to see him coming and directing the fraternity and football in a way that you have never seen before.“We believe that football in another few years would rise and there would be a substantial contributor not only to the social development of the country but to tourism in the context of where the sport can take our nation.“So we’re happy to be a part of this project and we believe that at the end of it all, the trophy will be a spectacle, it would be something that we all can be proud about.”In thanking Pompey and his company for their generous support to the GFF Super 16 Cup by way of this historical trophy, Forde said that the concept of the trophy is that the arches coming together signifies the unity that the GFF aspires for in the fraternity.“The ball at the top is really putting football at the heart of everything that we do, so this trophy will be a lien trophy, a club would have to win it three times in order to own it.” The trophy would be unveiled on completion at a special event, Forde noted. “More importantly, what this trophy represents is the engineering and craftsmanship capacity of our indigenous local industry. I think it is a unique story to have a local engineering company come on board and put together such a spectacular piece of art.”Forde added that there’s a lot of emphasis and discussion around local content at the moment in Guyana, positing that BACIF’s contribution demonstrates the capacity of a company whose specialty is in a completely different line of production.BACIF has been part of the Guyanese industrial family for over 60 years, and half of those years ago, president Forde’s engineering career commenced. The GFF Super 16 Cup 2019/2020 edition would be launched shortly.
The cadet football team ‘U-17’ of B&H gathered in Čitluk, where they will take part in the first phase of preparations for participation in the tournament of the elite circle of qualifications in Scotland. They had their first training today in stadium “Krehin Gradac” under coach Sakib Malkočević.‘’This is our first gathering after the October qualifications. We have a little more than a month until the elite circle, so we have to use this time to our maximum benefit in order to make up for lost time. The players are aware that they achieved good results. However, we have to do everything in order to make another step forward‘’, said Malkočević.The B&H cadets will have two trainings on Tuesday. The first one is at 10:00 at stadium ‘Krehin Gradac’ and the second one is at 16:00 at stadium ‘Bare’, announced the B&H Football Association.(Source: Fena) read more
Facebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectAllergens such as mold, dust and pollen will always be present in your home but there are steps that you can take to get them under control. These 10 easy tips will help reduce allergens in your home as well as your exposure to them. Try three or four or implement all ten. You’ll see a difference in the health, and happiness, in your home.Use the bathroom fanMold and mildew, shown here growing on the underside of a roof, can be a major source of household allergies. The bathroom can be the most humid place in the home because showers and baths produce steam. Excess moisture plus heat causes mold. If you don’t have a fan make sure that your bathroom is well ventilated by leaving the door open or cracking a window.Stay organizedKeep your home and closets organized. Clutter collects dust and dust contains allergens. Stacks of magazines and knick-knacks are some of the worst offenders for trapping hidden and unwanted dust.No shoes inside the homeStart a no shoes rule inside your home. Shoes can track in outside moisture and pollutants.Use zippered pillow case coversProtect your pillows from dust mites, allergens and other bacteria with hyper allergenic pillow case covers. These can be purchased online or through most home goods stores.Change your furnace filterThe filters on your furnace prevent excess dust from entering your home. You should change them about every six months. It’s an easy process to do yourself and inexpensive to have a local HVAC company perform the service.Clean your filter on your vacuumCheck your filters and clean them. With owning a cleaning company this is a daily task for us, but you should aim to clean them once a month depending on how dusty your home gets.As much as you love your pets, inviting them into your bed also invites an increase in allergens.Don’t invite pets into your bedPet dander contains allergens that will stay trapped in your sheets, pillows and mattresses.Take out the trashStay on top of the trash detail. Excess garbage can attract unwanted visitors such as mice and bugs.Clean those guttersThis is one of those tasks that I don’t think anyone enjoys but leaky gutters can lead to excess moisture in the crawl space resulting in compromised air quality. If you don’t like cleaning gutters then hire a professional to do this important annual job.Use your exhaustUse the exhaust fan when cooking. Steam released during the cooking process adds moisture to the air and moisture plus heat can cause mold.For more tips on keeping your home healthy and clean, visit our website or check us out on Facebook. read more
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Shadwell Stables’ Tamarkuz ($25.80) rolled past Gun Runner in midstretch and drew off to win the 10th running of the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) for 3-year-olds and up by 3 1/2 lengths Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Fourth-Place Jockey Martin Garcia (Dortmund, beaten favorite) – “Today was just not his day. He wasn’t going that fast, but I had to move a little earlier than I wanted to. He broke well, but the horse outside of me was pushing me.” Fourth-Place trainer Bob Baffert (Dortmund, beaten favorite) – “We were hoping to go to the front and didn’t, but got into a good position. It was a pretty hot pace. He looked great down the backside. When I saw the fractions, I got a little worried. The track is demanding today. He just didn’t bring it like he has before.” Second-Place Jockey Florent Geroux (Gun Runner) – “I had a beautiful trip. My horse ran good. He just got run down by the winner.” Second-Place Trainer Steve Asmussen (Gun Runner) – “I’m very fortunate to have him. He’s a tremendous physical specimen. (Assistant trainer) Scott (Blasi) and the whole team have done a great job keeping him where he’s at. I think we got in a hurry with him today, but he put Dortmund away and tackled the fast horse early and paid the price for it, but we didn’t come out here to give it away. We’re dreamers in this game and we were working him last summer thinking we would maybe win the (Kentucky) Derby with him this year. He’s just a tremendously talented horse. I think it’s a situation where you’re disappointed you didn’t win and you’re proud of the horse. People don’t realize how much pressure goes on him before the Derby and now he’s still out here and he’s taking it and still showing up. I love him.” Gun Runner finished a neck in from of Accelerate, who rallied for third to finish a half-length in front of odds-on favorite Dortmund. Third-Place Jockey Tyler Baze (Accelerate) – “I wanted to be sitting kind of third, fourth on the outside, but I ended having a beautiful inside trip. It got a little tight down the lane, but I was able to get through there past Dortmund at the end. All this was new to him, getting dirt on his face. I was expecting him to run big and he did.” Winning Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (Tamarkuz) – “This feels great. This finally gets the monkey off my back with my first Breeders’ Cup winner (since 2007). I’m not really surprised, though. I really thought he had a chance. Mike really rode a great race. When they were turning for home is when I thought we had a real good chance to win. What a feeling.” Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Mike Smith, Tamarkuz covered the mile on a fast track in 1:35.72. For Smith, the winningest rider in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, it was his 23rd victory and first in the Dirt Mile. LAS VEGAS BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE QUOTES Winning Jockey Mike Smith (Tamarkuz) – “I had really a good trip. It set up. There was a lot of pace. Tamarkuz has speed himself and right away they opened 2, 3, 4 (lengths), so I knew they were going fast. After that it was just a matter of getting him into a comfortable rhythm and a happy place. When I called on him, he finished like he’s been finishing for me. I really thought he had a good shot today.” TAMARKUZ WINS LAS VEGAS BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE For Shadwell and McLaughlin, it was their third Breeders’ Cup victory as a team, with other triumphs coming in the 2006 Classic at Churchill Downs with Invasor and the 2007 Filly & Mare Turf at Monmouth Park with Lahudood. read more