A disabled university lecturer was forced to live

first_imgA disabled university lecturer was forced to live in a residential home for older people for seven months because of a crisis in accessible housing that is “spiralling out of control”, according to a new report.Dr Chetna Patel was moving from Scotland to Sheffield for a new university job, but was unable to find any suitable homes for her access needs as a wheelchair-user.Dr Patel said: “I was desperate and needed to move and take up my post; a social worker came up with the solution of my staying in a residential home for the elderly. “I had no other option and so accepted it. The home did its best but it was a battle to keep my motivation up as I lost much of my independent life whilst in there.”Her case is just one of many collected by the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK while compiling its Breaking Point report on housing for disabled people in England.It says the crisis in accessible housing is “spiralling out of control”, and has called for central government and local authorities to lead a “revolution in the building of accessible homes”.In another case, John Harrison, from Winsford, Cheshire, has had to reply on his wife to wash him for more than a year, because their bath and shower are completely unsuitable for him.   He has already paid £16,000 to have his kitchen adapted, but cannot afford another £8,000, which the council says he has to contribute towards installing a wet-room.He said: “I have quite simply exhausted my funds in adapting my home, and I cannot afford to put up a further £8,000 to change the bathroom.“This is really taking its toll but without support from the council and without sufficient personal finance, I’m unable to make the adaptations that I need.”In some parts of the country, there are more than 100 disabled people and their families waiting for accessible accommodation, according to councils that responded to freedom of information requests submitted this summer by the charity.One council, Croydon, had 176 people on its waiting list for wheelchair-accessible housing at the time it responded, but not a single wheelchair-accessible property available.Another, Harlow, had 166 people on the waiting-list, and again not a single suitable property available, while Blackpool had 258 people waiting and only five homes available.Muscular Dystrophy UK told MPs and housing leaders this week at a meeting in parliament of the all-party parliamentary group for muscular dystrophy that the lack of wheelchair-accessible housing was having a “devastating” impact on disabled people and their families, with some racking up huge debts and being forced to spend their life savings to adapt their homes.Others were having to struggle to live in properties in which they could not use bathrooms and kitchens.Some councils will not even allow a resident to join the housing waiting-list until they have lived in the area for five years.More than a third of individuals and families surveyed said they had found themselves in serious debt because of having to fund adaptations to their homes themselves, while 70 per cent of those questioned said they were in properties that did not meet their mobility needs.Fleur Perry (pictured), who herself waited for two years before she was offered a suitable property by her local authority, says in the report: “Though housing providers have legal obligations to consider the needs of local people with disabilities, there seems to be no consistently used method to accurately assess the number of accessible homes the community needs.“There are also no figures showing just how much it costs the NHS to treat people injured by accidents due to inaccessible housing, nor the short or long-term social care costs that result from this.“I consider myself lucky to have found my little bungalow in just over two years; I have heard of people waiting several times this long.”Muscular Dystrophy UK has called on the government to increase the maximum amount paid out under the disabled facilities grants (DFG) scheme – the current maximum of £30,000, which is means-tested for adults, has not risen since 2008 – and ensure that this continues to rise in line with inflation.It also wants to see all local authorities consider discretionary top-up payments – which they are legally allowed to make – for disabled people who cannot fund all of their adaptations through a DFG.The freedom of information responses showed more than a third of councils had made no discretionary payments.And the charity says that local authorities should ensure that at least 10 per cent of all new homes within property developments are wheelchair-accessible, and that all new homes are built using the Lifetime Homes standard.The charity says it is also concerned that some local authorities do not have their own accessible housing register.A Department for Communities and Local Government spokeswoman said: “The government is committed to helping disabled people live as comfortably and independently as possible in their own homes.“We have invested just over £1 billon through the DFGs since 2010 to fund adaptations to homes.“This has helped thousands of disabled people live safely at home, funding around 170,000 adaptations, but we are always listening to the sector to see how we can best provide for those most in need.“We are also getting Britain building again with more than 570,000 new homes built since April 2010.”last_img read more

SF Mission Responds to Oaklands Ghost Ship Fire

first_imgWhen an Oakland resident organized another online fundraiser and started a list of people around the Bay Area willing to help, at least three Mission residents signed on offering a place to sleep or meals, and especially support, to those who needed it. Isaac Sherman, a Mission resident, was spurred to offer the couch in his living room.“It’s just affecting the entire community and people I identify with, so it’s hard not to feel as if somebody I loved just died,” he said. “I am sitting here kind of just feeling helpless…it’s the least I can do.”Jayinee Basu also opened up her home in the Mission to those in need.“I offered up my place just in case there were folks who worked in the city and needed a place to crash—just a small thing to let people know they have community support when everything feels bleak and hopeless,” Basu wrote in an email. “My friends and I hang out in spaces like Ghost House often and it could have been any of us.”Others in the neighborhood offered bedrooms, cooked meals, space to relax, even the company of a well-mannered cat. Meanwhile, the community that spans the Bay continues to organize and fundraise as emergency crews work to pick apart the destroyed building piece by piece.“This also represents the crunch we are all feeling on the lack of safe venues to support this type of music and art,” wrote Gray Area’s Josette Melchor in the fundraising campaign text. “Please care for each other right now.” The arts community was hit hard by a fire in a converted Oakland artist live-work space known as the Ghost Ship that killed 24 on Friday, and some in the Mission have mobilized to give money, a couch to sleep on and other support to those affected. Gray Area, a theater and arts and education space, wrote online that some of the affected had worked at the nonprofit. In reaction, Gray Area immediately began fundraising for the victims in a campaign that has since surpassed $120,000. The arts foundation also held a vigil Saturday night to support those grieving the tragedy.“We are inviting those in need of a safe space to come honor those affected by this tragedy and to receive and provide support,” the foundation wrote on its Facebook page Saturday. “We have been employers, supporters, of many of those who are missing.” 0%center_img Tags: Fires • nonprofits Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Listening Post invites you to hear stories of the streets on 16th

first_img Tags: 16th Street • bikes • traffic Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% In part, the project will “help reveal these different perspectives…to understand that we don’t all have the same power and privilege on the street,” said Beaudry Kock, who works with Greenfield Labs.  Greenfield, Gehl, and Ford are also trying to figure out how to improve street infrastructure. Ford has been sponsoring the Bay Area Bike Share program, but Kock said the group found that people are less likely to use bike sharing programs, or ride bikes in general, if the infrastructure doesn’t make them feel safe.  To learn how people experience the street, the group hired some audio journalists and set out to gather site-specific stories about people’s experiences with the intersection.  “It’s important that we have a street/design a street that …will protect those with the most vulnerability,” said Kock. He described the most vulnerable as people not driving cars – “people not encased in two tons of metal and moving quickly.”The stories you’ll hear don’t all deal directly with infrastructure. But they invite a passerby rushing from one block to the next to take a moment to hear how others experience the street. “I think that we have a sort of limited imagination around what our streets are for,” said Anna Muessig, who works with the urban design firm Gehl. “They just are the way they are, they look the way they look, they serve us to a certain extent until they don’t. The purpose of this listening post project and the other projects that are part of the National Street Service was to…expand people’s imagination around what the street is for.”At the beginning and end of each story, the listener is invited to leave a voicemail at the number with their own one-minute story from the corner. Muessig and Kock said they’ve already received a good number of stories from the various listening posts around the Bay Area. “Every single intersection in the city has so many stories and people are dying to tell them,” she said. “It’s been really wonderful to hear the stories people want to share in return.”People were eager to talk, she said.“If you just sit and stay a while, any small invitation to step out of the flow of the city provides a totally new perspective on how the city works,” Muessig said. “That’s a really rough corner. There’s a lot of pessimism, particularly about that corner, about what it can be. And it was really wonderful to see some beautiful things happen right there on that corner.”The Listening Posts at 16th and South Van Ness will remain in place until the Ride of Silence, a bike ride memorializing those who have been killed while cycling, on May 17.The Street Speaks project on 16th and South Van Ness. Photo by Lola M. ChavezCorrection: An earlier version of this story misspelled Beaudry Kock’s last name.  center_img The intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue has stories to tell. Just call the number on one of the signs affixed to the utility poles there and listen. One of the voices you will hear belongs to Julie Mitchell, whose son Dylan was killed at the intersection while riding his bike. Another is that of Paula Tejeda, who runs her Chilean empanada and coffee shop Chile Lindo just up the block. Then there’s Elizabeth Bardi, a resident at the SRO hotel on the corner, and Coral Fagan, who works at a nonprofit around the corner.The listening posts are part of a project by a design firm called Gehl and a research group supported by Ford called Greenfield Labs, which have started a project called the National Street Service, though its work so far has been focused on San Francisco. The project is part of the group’s efforts to gather somewhat ephemeral information about how road users other than drivers interact with the streets. Other approaches the National Street Service is taking include setting up temporary, manned feedback stations on San Francisco streets, and a signage campaign that calculates the cost of car use – by working out, for example, how much a parking spot costs the city to maintain every year, and how much a bike rack benefits nearby businesses. One of the signs remains in place in Bernal Heights.last_img read more

SAINTS stretched their unbeaten run to five with a

first_imgSAINTS stretched their unbeaten run to five with a 40-22 victory over Catalan Dragons – but it took all their resolve and stamina to stay top of the table.Missing Jordan Turner, Luke Walsh and Sia Soliola in the second half and rolling just one sub for 40 minutes it took a superb defensive effort to edge the match.Thankfully, Saints had the insurance of a 24-0 lead before Catalan began to fight back.Tries from Josh Jones, a Tommy Makinson double and a further score from Jordan Turner gave the home side a deserved lead.But the Dragons hit right back though Benjamin Garcia and Eloi Pelissier to give Saints the jitters.Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook popped up early in the second half, but Michael Oldfield replied to make it game on.Down on numbers Saints wobbled but Lance Hohaia scored with more than a quarter of the game to go to give them breathing space.Oldfield bagged another in the corner again but Jonny Lomax fed Adam Swift for the killer score.Saints made a couple of changes from the side that beat Hull KR last week – Josh Jones moving from loose forward to the centres in place of Gary Wheeler whilst Paul Wellens came in at 13.Anthony Laffranchi was also recalled to a bench that was packed with size and talent… and they needed to be.On the other hand, Catalan couldn’t afford such luxuries with 12 players unavailable for the match.They were missing Vincent Duport, Daryl Millard, Scott Dureau, Ben Pomeroy, Damien Cardace, Antoni Maria and Ian Henderson whilst Louis Anderson, Olivier Elima and Julian Bousquet were suspended.Jamal Fakir and Brent Webb were also absent from a side struggling for confidence.That didn’t seem to matter at first though as Saints fumbled the kick off and gave the Dragons prime field position.The defence held firm and on 10 minutes that good work was rewarded with points.The home side repelled borders a couple of times and on the back of a penalty for a swinging arm, Josh Jones showed all his strength to get over in the corner.Luke Walsh with the extras.Five minutes later Saints were further ahead. They picked up a loose Dragons pass and Jonny Lomax combined with Jordan Turner for Tommy Makinson’s fourth of the season.And it was 18-0 at the 20 minute mark as Walsh and Lomax put Turner in.Makinson returned a kick with interest for 24-0 before Catalan finally got the ball in Saints’ 10.And it made all the difference as Benjamin Garcia and then Eloi Pelissier ploughed over.Saints came out 12 points up in the second half but without Luke Walsh who was withdrawn at half time.It mattered little as within four minutes they were 28-12 up after LMS profited from a superb Sia Soliola run.The big man then left the field with a leg injury that looked pretty serious; joining Turner and Walsh on the sidelines.Saints reshuffled and used quick runs from dummy half to move the ball forward.And it was effective at times as it put the Dragons on the back foot.Swift had one chalked off for crossing with around a quarter of the game to go and, ironically, seconds later, Michael Oldfield put the Catalans right back into it.Saints were down to just one sub and it was beginning to show; the forwards struggling to make inroads and a lot of defensive work called upon.But cometh the hour cometh the team and with Kyle Amor back on the field, he ripped down the middle and created the space for Willie Manu who went to within inches.Wilkin then fired out a wonderful long ball for Lance Hohaia to canter in.Michael Oldfield replied once again but Lomax’ long pass to Swift finished the game.Match Summary:Saints: Tries: Jones, Makinson (2), Turner, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Hohaia, SwiftGoals: Walsh (4 from 4), Lomax (2 from 3)Catalan: Tries: Garcia, Pelissier, Oldfield (2)Goals: Bosc (3 from 4)Penalties: Saints: 7Catalan: 8HT: 24-12FT: 40-22REF: George StokesATT: 11321Teams:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh; 18. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 16. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 17. Paul Wellens.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.11. Sia Soliola, 14. Anthony Laffranchi.Catalan:21. Morgan Escaré; 5. Michael Oldfield, 27. Jean-Philippe Baile, 19. Mathias Pala, 28. Frédéric Vaccari; 3. Leon Pryce, 6. Thomas Bosc; 20. Mickael Simon, 16. Eloi Pelissier, 10. Jeff Lima, 11. Zeb Taia, 17. Elliott Whitehead, 24. Jason Baitieri.Subs: 13. Greg Mounis, 23. Lopini Paea, 29. Benjamin Garcia, 30. Gadwin Springer.last_img read more

ADAM Quinlan admits his debut was a dream but now

first_imgADAM Quinlan admits his debut was a dream but now all he wants to do is focus on this week’s game at Warrington.The 22-year-old bagged a treble in the win over Huddersfield to cap a fairly busy week.He arrived from Parramatta on Monday and trained the same day before his landmark bow.“It was a dream debut but I think the ball just bounced my way,” he said. “I never expected that at all coming in. More importantly we got the two points and the victory.“Credit to the lads, they created the opportunities for me and I got on the back of them.”Adam signed in from the Eels after making his first grade debut for St George in 2013.He hadn’t appeared for his club this season and once Saints made the call he opted to make the switch.“The club asked me if I wanted to come over for the rest of the season and when I looked at the opportunity it was pretty much a no brainer,” he said. “It happened quickly, I was here in a week and then I was playing.“A few people have told me I am the seventh full back at the club this year – hopefully I will be the last one.“Everyone has been very welcoming and my first game went well. The atmosphere was outstanding too and I’m really excited to be here for the rest of the season.“Huddersfield came here to play but our D wasn’t where it needs to be. We are looking to turn it around this week.“I know there are things I could have done better in my first game and I’m working on that too.“It will be a tough game but we will come in prepared.”Ticket details for the game are here.last_img read more

Columbus County searching for missing elderly man

first_img He was reported missing by his brother on August 22. Investigators say a neighbor of Heyward’s last saw him around 3:00 p.m. on Monday at his mailbox on Annie’s Lane.When Heyward’s brother stopped by on Tuesday to check on him, he was not there but his vehicle was in the yard.Heyward is 5’8″ tall with grey hair and brown eyes.Related Article: Investigators raid gaming businesses in WhitevilleIf you know where he is, call the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 642-6551. COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man who suffers from medical issues that can cause disorientation has been missing since Tuesday.The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Arthur Heyward, 77, of Whiteville.- Advertisement – last_img read more

H2Go Board votes in favor to move assets over to Belville

first_img “I wish to set forth a resolution to sell, convey, transfer and assign, all H2Go real and personal property to the town of Belville, North Carolina,” said commissioner Carl Antos.The resolution was approved 3-2, Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley dissenting. Gerken and Trombley also questioning the legality of it. The commission attorney was not aware of the resolution. Antos says the resolution came from the executive director Bob Walker who informed him before Thanksgiving that the administration was in talks with the town of Belville’s attorney.“This is, I really question the legality of it and you heard that even the board’s attorney was not aware of this until he was handed this document tonight,” said commissioner Gerken who was expected to issue a request to stop funding and construction of the reverse osmosis plant as the newest board member was set to be sworn in in Decemeber.Related Article: Carolina Beach Mayor Joe Benson will not run for reelection“I’m sure they’ll fight it,” said customer Carol Caffey. “For whatever reasons they are fighting it. It’s very political but we’re moving forward to get clean water.”Caffey spoke along with nearly a dozen other customers at the Tuesday meeting. She was one of the majority who challenged the board to stay the course on the Reverse Osmosis plant project.This all comes after the November election where anti plant candidate Bill Beer was elected. His addition would change the board majority not in favor of continuing the reverse osmosis plant.That is what brought nearly a hundred customers to the meeting to ask the board to not trash the project as well as a projected fourteen million dollars already used for it. The majority of customer we heard from were for the sale.“The RO plant is in the Belville business park so it makes sense,” said Sandra Ford. “I am thrilled myself because I don’t want to be buying bottled water for the next twenty years. I don’t see any other solution that’s reasonable for us to get clean water in the area.”This now means the Town of Belville, who has had its leaders outspoken in support of an RO option for drinking water, could take over the utility Water and Sewer service. They now have to approve a resolution to take and purchase the water and sewer service as well as enter into an operating agreement. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — In what began as a heated, crowded, and rowdy meeting to push the continuation of H2Go’s reverse osmosis plant by customers, ended in their applause.That’s because in an effort to continue the reverse osmosis plant, commissioner Carl Antos presented a resolution to move the commission’s debt, assets, and all equipment to the Town of Belville’s jurisdiction.- Advertisement – last_img read more

George Elliott getting better as search for hitandrun driver continues

first_imgRelated Article: Students file lawsuit against colleges in bribery scandalInvestigators say the suspect vehicle could have damage on the passenger side and may have a missing passenger side mirror. Today WPD released two surveillance images of the vehicle, but due to the time of day, they are dark and grainy.Elliott hosted “Explore with George” on WWAY from 2011 through 2014 and also joined the StormTrack 3 Weather Team for severe weather and hurricane coverage during those years. 1 of 2 Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD) Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former WWAY personality George Elliott says he is “getting better” nearly a week after being injured in a hit-and-run crash.Elliott tells WWAY he is home after being hospitalized with injuries that required surgery.George Elliott in a 2011 promotional photo. (Photo: WWAY)- Advertisement – center_img Wilmington Police say the drive of the dark colored vehicle in this photo is wanted for a hit-and-run crash that injured former WWAY personality George Elliott on May 11, 2018. (Photo: WPD) Wilmington Police are searching for the driver who hit Elliott around 5:40 a.m. last Friday on South College Road.Elliott, 59, was riding his three-wheel cycle north on South College Road when police say a black SUV or pickup truck hit him in front of the CVS and then left the scene.Police say the suspect continued north on South College Road onto Chalmers Drive, where the vehicle stopped for a short time. The suspect then left north on South College Road making a u-turn at the Ace Hardware and headed south on South College Road, passing Elliott who was laying in the road, police say.last_img read more

Police searching for missing Wilmington woman

first_img She is 5’3″ and weighs 115 pounds. She has a tattoo of a ladybug on front thigh, tattoo of a heart on her hand.If you know any information, call Wilmington Police. Calquana Victoria Maynor (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a Wilmington woman who was last seen early Friday morning.Calquana Victoria Maynor, 21, was reportedly last seen around 1 a.m. on Carnation Court.- Advertisement – last_img

NC insurance commissioner to hold Wilmington Bolivia town halls on flood insurance

first_img According to a news release, the department will hold the first two of five town halls in southeastern North Carolina next month.The Department of Insurance says after seeing the flooding in the aftermath of Florence, Commissioner Mike Causey learned that fewer than 135,000 North Carolinians – in a state with more than 10 million people – had flood insurance policies. The DOI says in an effort to alleviate future suffering, he reminds North Carolinians that standard homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover flood damage and is encouraging residents to purchase flood insurance.Dr. Michelle Osborne, Chief Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, will conduct two public town hall meetings in coastal counties Tuesday, May 14.Related Article: Sick of flooding, Castle Hayne man asks state for helpA 10 a.m. town hall will be held at the BB&T Auditorium, Cape Fear Community College, North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road in Castle Hayne. The same day at 2 p.m. there will be another session at the Brunswick County Commission Chambers at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia.  The agenda includes:Insurance policies: Understanding benefits and limitationsInsurance adjusters: Getting a fair dealInsurance claims: Getting assistanceInsurance mitigation process: Settling disputesArea homeowners, residents, insurance, and real estate professionals are encouraged to attend one of the town hall meetings, which are free and open to the public. More town halls around the state are being planned. Flooded home on September 20, 2018, in Ash. (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Do you have flood insurance? After what Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence last year did, a lot of homeowners in our area may be thinking about whether to gave it.As the hurricane season approaches June 1, the NC Department of Insurance is working to educate residents about flood insurance and disaster relief by scheduling community town halls across the state.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Students dread crossing S College Road after multiple nearmisses

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After a teen girl was struck by a car early Sunday morning, Wilmington Police Department is urging pedestrians and drivers to share the road.The 17-year-old Clayton girl attempted to cross nine lanes of traffic on South College Road around 2:20 a.m.- Advertisement – South College is one of the busiest roads in Wilmington with students walking to campus to drivers getting across town.“I dread this part of my commute every day,” UNCW student Zach Stadelman said. “If I could avoid it I would, but it’s just not practical.”Stadelman crosses the road to attend class at least three times a day. He says he’s had many close calls.Related Article: Wilmington home shot, 18-year-old inside injured“I was crossing from that side coming this way and I had the OK to go as a pedestrian,” Stadelman said. “I was on my bike and the car was turning right right here and as I’m coming they pulled out right in front of me and I had to slam on brakes and slide my bike to the side so I wouldn’t run into them.”Timothy Fanelle, another student, says he’s been almost hit so many times crossing the road that he’s desensitized to it.“Probably once every two or three weeks that happens,” Fanelle said. “There’s a lot of people who just don’t necessarily pay attention to the crosswalk.”Corporal Adam Schwartzel with the Wilmington Police Department’s Traffic unit says drivers must be attentive.“Drivers just go to pay attention,” Cpl. Schwartzel said. “Pay attention to what’s around you. There’s people, there’s bikes, there’s cars, do what you’re supposed to do.”Schwartzel adds jaywalking is illegal and any pedestrians not following the appropriate signs are responsible.“Those walk and don’t walk signs and red and green lights at the intersections, if there’s not a walk don’t walk, are the same thing as a red light and a green light so if a pedestrian walks out when the sign says don’t walk and they get struck by a car, they get ticketed,” Schwartzel said.According to WPD, from January 2016 to April 15 of this year, there have been more than 150 crashes involving pedestrians in Wilmington.last_img read more

UK PM offers MPs chance for 2nd referendum if they support Brexit

first_img SharePrint Credit: Sky NewsCredit: Sky News The UK Prime Minister has said that MPs will be given a vote on holding a second referendum if they support the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.Mrs May said this would mean that MP’s would have, ‘one last chance’ to actually deliver the Brexit.It is understood that the new bill includes a number of guarantees for worker’s rights, the Irish Backstop, a customs ‘compromise’ and environmental protections.However, she stressed that if MPs did not support the bill, the chance of an orderly exit would effectively be ‘dead in the water.’ This may also mean an end to Brexit.Updated: Cancel Brexit petition most signed in petition website’s historyThe PM was delivering her latest proposal in a speech in London where she described the ongoing stalemate as having a negative impact for the UK and ultimately stilting the growth and progress in various areas.She stated that the, ‘biggest problem with Britain today is its politics,’ but stressed that this could be fixed.‘We are making a new offer to find common ground in Parliament. That is the only way to deliver Brexit,’ she added.Guarantees, compromises, legal dutiesAccording to the Prime Minister’s new proposal, there would be a vote a variety of different customs options including a temporary union, something Mrs May calls a ‘customs compromise’With the issue of the Northern Irish Backstop, the Prime Minister presents that there is a legal obligation on the UK to develop an alternative to the current arrangement by the end of next year (2020).She stated that should the backstop actually be enforced, the bill voted on by the Parliament would ensure that the region would remain aligned to the UK thus avoiding it turning into an independent customs territory.Brexit: What is the Irish Backstop?The Prime Minister also states that there will be legislation put in place to protect the rights and conditions of workers following Brexit.There is also a proposal put forward calling for a legal obligation to push for changes to the current political declaration which would chart the future relationship with the EU.Regarding a second referendum, Mrs May also states that there will be a guarantee to MPs that they will be able to have a vote on a second referendum before the final Brexit agreement is solid. The government would accept the outcome of this referendum, the PM states.Estimated 1m people marching in London for final say on Brexit dealFourth time lucky?This will be the fourth time that MPs have been given a vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit withdrawal agreement.One three previous occasions, the Prime Minister has attempted to get her negotiated deal with the EU through the UK Parliament, only to have it defeated each time.Updated: Third vote on Brexit deal tomorrow, but only withdrawal partThe UK has so far been offered two extensions to allow the government and MPs time to straighten out their differences over the deal that the EU says can’t be renegotiated.Updated: MPs vote in favour of Brexit delay, and other updatesThe UK has been given until the 31st October to agree the deal and make an orderly departure from the European Union.Maltese Prime Minister wanted shorter Brexit extensionWatch: “The answers are in London and not in the European Union” – Barnier on BrexitFlawed still?Responding to the proposals, the Conservative Party’s coalition partner, the Democratic Unionist Party argues that the proposals put forward remain ‘fundamentally flawed.’ Equally, one of the Conservative Party’s key Brexiteers Iain Duncan Smith viewed the latest proposal as a ‘bad buffet of non Brexit options.’The Scottish National Party and the independent party Change UK, have both said they will vote against the bill.Concluding her speech, the Prime Minister said her deal would protect what people voted for in the 2016 Referendum but stressed that she had compromised for MPs, ‘now I ask you to compromise too.’The Prime Minister is expected to deliver this new set of proposals to the Parliament in early June.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Eletrobelts spiked batons even a gas chamber – EU seeks ban on

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom attends an interview with Reuters in Geneva, Switzerland June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseEuropean Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom attends an interview with Reuters in Geneva, Switzerland June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and Mongolia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Reuters on Friday.“Today, you can buy all kinds of things on the Internet. You can buy spiked batons, you can even buy a gas chamber,” Malmstrom said. “You can buy electro-belts, special batons, equipment or products that are only used to harm people. Their only one purpose is to torture.”Malmstrom said almost 65 countries were backing the initiative and hoped to win a vote at the United Nations later this month to mandate U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to set up an expert study into developing a binding resolution.Both Guterres and U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet back the project, which Malmstrom compared to previous campaigns to ban trade in endangered species and restrict weapons trading.“It will not eradicate torture, but it will make it harder to get the products,” she said.The products available were becoming more advanced, such as electro-shock belts that leave no trace, thereby making it harder to bring their users to justice.Malmstrom declined to say which countries still allowed the trade, and although the United States and China had not yet signed up to the initiative, she was hopeful they would at least support the planned U.N. study.The EU has bans on the death penalty and on trade in torture equipment, but Malmstrom said last year batons subject to a ban were being sold at a security fair in Paris, because the EU had not expressly forbidden marketing of such goods.The EU has already toughened up its laws to make U.S. executions harder to peform, having banned the export of sodium thiopental, an anaesthetic used in lethal injections, in 2011.center_img WhatsApplast_img read more

PN Extraordinary General Council meets for confidence vote on Adrian Delia

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Nationalist Party’s Extraordinary General Council is meeting today for the confidence vote on its leader Adrian Delia.Councillors attending will be asked the question, ‘Do you want to Adrian Delia to continue leading the PN until the next general election?’Read more:Petitioners welcome agreement on confidence vote questionUpdated: Delia expected to face vote of confidenceThe meeting is set to take place at 9.30AM this morning with voting taking place until 6PM. The meeting will open and close with a speech.The Council’s gathering comes after the disastrous results for the party in the May European Parliament and Local Elections, a string of resignations which followed and a growing divide over the future of Delia’s leadership.Two petitions were also recently filed by supporters and doubters, with the majority siding with Delia (almost 5,000).It is understood that 500 of the total 1,496 members of the General Council voted earlier on Wednesday. 404 of these were from Malta, 96 from Gozo.Early voting on Delia’s leadership starts todayWhatsApplast_img read more

East Africas future of search

first_imgAdvertisement Launced on March 3, 2011, Pricelist is a platform for vendors to place their products and contact details, including their physical location. Shoppers are then able to get instant and detailed information on the products their prices, vendors and their location upon running a search, without paying any service charges. “The website is driven by a vision to be the best source of information on products, their prices and availability in Kenya. It is designed to empower shoppers with information on the products they desire to purchase,” said Elvis Bando, the company’s Managing Director.“Shoppers are able to see the various prices of various vendors, discover new vendors and new locations and to establish the specifications of the products. A rating of the products and the vendors appears next to each, giving the shoppers an opportunity to take advice from earlier ones. Upon purchasing, they too can review the products, vendors or both. – Advertisement – “By utilising the website, the shopper is assured of value for money and incredible convenience,” Bando explained.The search engine is designed to feature a wide range of products, thereby locking out no vendor from posting their products. By visiting the homepage, a vendor will be able to apply for an account from which they can then place their products’, contact and location details. They can add, remove or update existing products as well as modify any other information to keep it precise and up-to-date. Vendors also get reviews and recommendations for their shops and products from the users of the website. This hence translates to increased publicity, improved brand visibility and enhanced PR, elements that every successful business needs. Utilizing the website ensures a vendor’s increased reach to potential shoppers.You can read our exclusive interview with Mr. Elvis Bando in Issue 2 of PC Tech Magazine, due this month.last_img read more

Google sued over its Chrome mobile browser

first_imgAdvertisement The patent, US Patent 7,441,196, relates to viewing, zooming and scrolling Internet content on a wireless device screen.Elliot Gottfurcht, lead inventor of EMG’s patent portfolio, claimed that the system in use on the Chrome browser means Google and several manufacturers using the firm’s Android system are in violation of the firm’s intellectual property.“Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser directly infringes the patent by displaying mobile web pages on smartphones and tablets using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system, which permits users to navigate a touch-screen with unique inputs,” he said. – Advertisement – “Mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, made by Motorola – which is owned by Google – and Samsung, use Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser to navigate mobile websites using EMG’s patented simplified navigation system.”The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the Tyler Division.Google said it had not yet received a copy of the complaint and that it wouldn’t be able to comment until it reviewed it.EMG has also sued a number of other companies, including Apple, Chrysler and Radio Shack for infringing on the same patent with their mobile applications. EMG and Apple settled their dispute in January 2011.Source:  v3.co.uklast_img read more

Homesend Named Best Payment Product in Africa

first_imgHomeSend Logo Advertisement HomeSend, one of the world’s most extensive cross-border money transfer networks has been named ‘The Best Payment Product in Africa’, at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Awards recently.The award recognizes payment products that efficiently enable secure, end-to-end transactions for customers, utilising innovative channels or devices.HomeSend, created by MasterCard, eServGlobal and BICS bridges the gap between various entities globally such as financial institutions, non-financial entities and mobile network operators, enabling Africans living and working abroad to send money from mobile money accounts, payment cards, bank accounts or cash outlets back home. – Advertisement – The Group Head and CEO, OF HomeSend, Stephen Doyle said they were extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award.“This award recognises the strides we are making in providing a convenient, safe, and cost effective money transfer channel to Africans, many of whom are unbanked and underbanked, he added.” The World Bank Remittances Brief estimates that remittances to sub-Saharan Africa are expected to increase from $ 33 billion in 2014 to $ 34 billion in 2015.However, the cost of remitting money to Africa remains high, with a large proportion of remittances being sent informally in cash. By digitising and formalising remittance payments, we are helping to create new remittance corridors, expand the scope of cashless money transfers, extend financial inclusion and support economic growth,” Doyle said.HomeSend has deployments in 50 countries and commercial contracts with mobile network operators and money transfer operators (MTOs) that represent more than 1.2 billion subscribers. It is in the process of connecting its worldwide community of telecom partners and MTOs to the more than 24,000 financial institutions on the MasterCard network to provide consumers with more options and flexibility for sending or receiving funds and enable cross border remittance payments worldwide.Vialast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 15 October HORSE RACING2.00 GoodwoodHarry Hunt 12/1 > 6/14.10 NaasMearu 9/2 > 3/14.35 ChepstowRomain De Senam 7/2 > 5/2PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League16:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD10/11 Southampton 7/2 Newcastle United 12/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

£25 CASH HAMILTON RACES

first_img£25 CASH IFANY HAMILTON RACE WON BY NECK OR LESSTo celebrate the launch of our brand new betting site starsports.bet we are giving all NEW CUSTOMERS £25 CASH if ANY HAMILTON RACE WON BY NECK OR LESS.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 9am on Thursday 13 September and 3.45pm on Thursday 13 September. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 9am on Thursday 13 September to 3.45pm (GMT) on Thursday 13 September.(2) In addition you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 3.45pm (GMT) on Thursday 13 September. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site.(3) The bonus promotional offer if ANY RACE AT HAMILTON IS WON BY A NECK OR LESS(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus, if successful, will be paid as CASH within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(7) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address.(8) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(9) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@www.starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY SemiFinal Preview Blog

first_img Irish raider Ballyanne Sim has already given his owner Eamon Cleary one of the highlights of his life by winning the Irish Derby final last year. Eamon has been patiently waiting for Ballyanne Sim to find his trapping boots, which he finally did on Saturday night in the quarter-finals. Now, he just needs to stay a little bit better as well…and therein lies the challenge of great greyhound trainers – how to get a dog to trap and stay! It’s a conundrum that trainer Mark Robinson is having to work on with Ballyanne Sim. Racing weight is certainly a factor and Eamon this week explained that Sim is racing about a pound heavier this year than last. People said the same things about Sim during his Irish Derby campaign, that he didn’t stay. He certainly stayed when it mattered! Can history repeat itself at Nottingham? LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Rab McNair has been speaking this week about the kennels amazing achievement of getting a litter brother and sister through to the Derby semi-finals. Rab says this is a bigger achievement than any of their previous category 1 wins, in part, because the pups were home bred and reared. He said ‘its so much more satisfying to have bought these pups into the world and seen them progress so far, than win any race with a dog you might have bought for £20-30,000.’ Frankly, with the brood bitches and sires the kennel now have and proven track record in producing top notch hounds, I don’t think they will ever need to buy again! Rab has such admiration for the great Nick Savva. Well, I bet Savva is watching on now wishing he had a litter as good as King Sheeran and Queen Beyonce! The two of them should be spoken about in the same way in my opinion. Whether Liz and Rab McNair win the Derby this year or not, I have no doubt they will in the not too distant future. And maybe like Savva, three will come along at once! Rab also said this week that he isn’t feeling any pressure. Now that is one statement I’m not sure I believe. How can you not? Especially when you want it as much as he does… keep an eye on him on parade talking to his dogs, telling them they are champions. He’s also warned off any reporters from going near him if he gets eliminated. Noted Rab, noted. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Kevin Hennessy, Assistant to his Dad, Paul, has reported all to be well with the kennels Star Sports Derby semi-finalist’s Jaytee Taylor and Priceless Blake. On the face of it, a trap 5 draw for Blake may not appear ideal but Kevin is delighted with the way it has worked out saying ‘he trapped great and went straight up from trap 4 so I think he’ll do the same from trap 5. He will only cut in at the corner. The tightest railer left in the Derby (Ballyanne Sim) is in 4 and Sheeran will stay very wide (from trap 6) so I think when you see the head on after the race, Blake will have a meter either side of him so I am hopeful if he gets a decent start he will run a big race.’ He also reports Jaytee Taylor to be ‘100%’ and raring to go. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Ballymac Tas is the rank outsider of the remaining Derby contenders but her trainer Liam Dowling says he is travelling to Nottingham with ‘more than hope’. He pointed out that her times have been getting better, despite the fact she hasn’t really run Nottingham great. Dare I, at this stage, flag up a potential contender for the 2020 Derby from the Dowling kennel in the shape of Ballymac Cooper. The Champion Unraced winner made his Shelbourne Park debut at the weekend and seriously impressed clocking 29.29. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS The Greyhound Star have been having a little look at some stats and facts again this week. It makes for interesting reading and highlights the trapping ability and early pace of Magical Bale (pictured) nicely. He occupies two of the top four spots for fastest sectionals in this years Star Sports greyhound Derby including a 4.88 which equaled the best efforts of Droopys Nadal and Braveheart Bobby. Also up there is Ballyanne Sim who managed a 4.90 in the quarter-finals, Roxholme Glory has a 4.93 and Clonbrien Prince with a best effort of 4.94. In terms of half-way sectionals, Magical Bale again tops the list reaching 250 meters in 14.55 seconds. Then, if we start to look at the second half of the race, Skywalker Logan and Jaytee Taylor share the spoils, between them taking the top 4 places, Logan just quicker with 14.33 and Jaytee Taylor best effort at 14.38. It’s s reminder of what an epic final we could be in for. There is no doubt there will be an abundance of early in the final being chased down by Taylor and Logan maybe…the mouth waters!! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Mark Wallis has had a disappointing Derby campaign by his high standards. That said, I have no doubt he is going to pop up with plenty of winners in the supporting races starting tonight and indeed in the supporting races Derby final night. This week, when pushed, he said that Magical Bale is his idea of a Derby winner. He also gave credit to Kevin Hutton for getting Wildcat back to his peak in what is his third season of racing. A credit to both dog and trainer. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Owners with dogs running tonight are being offered a 30% discount on restaurant packages at Nottingham. So if you’re an owner and you fancy a nice three course meal on the night, make sure you take advantage! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Yes yes Ian Fortune… he tweeted this week to say ‘we are here and we mean business.’ May I just take this opportunity to remind him that we (English) still have the first two in the betting! Bring it on Ian, bring it on… LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDSSo, the semi-finals are upon us. For six sets of connections, dreams will come true. I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck. Safe and sound to all dogs and may the best of them get through.LATEST VIDEOSSTAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY 2019: Our expert panel preview the 2019 Star Sports Greyhound Derby held for the first time at Nottingham Greyhound Track.Our panel, hosted by Julie Collier is:Kevin Hutton Greyhound Derby Winning TrainerMartin Chapman ‘Lofty’ Star Sports Greyhound ExpertIan Fortune Irish Greyhound ExpertTo check out the latest betting for the Star Sports Greyhound Derby visithttps://starsports.bet/event/greyhoundracing/228423/greyhound-derby-2019/ante-postYou can also download the Star Sports App, full details at:https://www.starsportsbet.co.uk/new-the-star-sports-app/STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY 2019LEADING ENGLISH CONTENDERS<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>LEADING IRISH CONTENDERS<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>IRISH OUTSIDERS<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ENGLISH OUTSIDERS<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>WHAT TO EXPECT<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Kevin Hutton is the Star Sports defending Derby champion having won his first ever Greyhound Derby at Towcester last year with superstar dog Dorotas Wildcat. Now the Derby moves to Nottingham and ‘Cat-mandoo’ will be back to defend his crown, backed up by a very smart team.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BALLYMAC OSBYBallymac Osby was one of the dogs stolen from the Hutton kennel this time last year and came back in the worst state – it was touch and go for a while. He has gone on to become a very nice dog and heads into the Derby as a lively 50/1 chance.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>KINGSBROOK GLYNKevin hasn’t had Kingsbrook Glyn in his hands very long, in fact the first round of the Derby will be just his second race for the kennel. He’s a youngster who looks to have a very big future over slightly further distances than the 500m at Nottingham but, as a staying sort who will handle the trip and the rigours of a Derby, he takes his chance this week.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DOROTAS WILDCATThe 2018 Star Sports Greyhound Derby winner was a very classy champion. Since then he has won the Eclipse at Nottingham, a track he loves. He’s also been on stud duty but has returned to racing, Kevin believes, as good as ever. He is the fastest dog to go round Nottingham so far in pre-Derby trials and races and is the Star Sports ante-post favourite.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>MAGICAL BALEThis dog has been on a real journey. He was entered into last years Derby at Towcester but went out of the competition in the second round. Following that, he crossed the pond for a tilt at the Irish Derby, eventually finishing second in the final. Things haven’t been straight forward since but the dog looks great and Kevin tells us why he thinks this dog has a real chance of winning the Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>JAYTEE TAYLORJaytee Taylor was a puppy star in the second half of last year at Shelbourne Park when he headed the betting for the Irish Derby after the early rounds. He’s barely raced since in anticipation of the English Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>PRICELESS BLAKEPriceless Blake was most recently knocked out of the Scottish Derby semi-finals in 3rd place. A dog with nice early and a never give up attitude who will take his place in the Star Sports Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BOYLESPORTS XTRAWhat a stunning looking greyhound! Meet Bob. A dog who can ping the boxes like he is on elastic, as he showed at Shawfield in the Scottish Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>PANTHERPanther is a huge, strong greyhound who has already caught the eye of a few after his trial at Nottingham last week. He didn’t handle the first two bends perfectly and you would think he will improve on his next look around.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>JAYTEE JERRYAn October 2016 dog who still needs to mature a little. If he can do that and the Hennessy’s can keep him sound in the coming weeks, there is no doubting this lovely, friendly dog’s ability and potential.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DREAMING AGAIN: THE ENGLISH DERBYSusan tells us what it’s like to win an English Derby, why they want more and their best chance of winning a second English Derby this year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>LENSON WHELAN (name change TULLIG FOOTPAD)A March 2017 dog who is the first of the two new recruits from Pat Buckley’s kennel. Patrick tells us about the dogs temperament and why he thinks he can get better and better as the competition goes on.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BOCKOS RORYBockos Rory is a VERY young dog, just August 2017, but he will take his place in the Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Patrick believes he is progressive enough and whilst he may be learning on the job, the ability and potential is there. He’s also a ready-made pet with an unusual tail!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>SEAGLASS TIGERLaid-back by nature, Seaglass Tiger is extremely versatile… and fast! Patrick is hoping his early and middle pace can help him go deep into the Star Sports Derby. He’s already proven in competitions and another youngster that will be improving.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>SEAGLASS PHANTOMAt the moment, this is Patrick’s number one pick for the Star Sports Derby. Here he compares him to other top class dogs in the country and tells us why he is so impressed by the dog he calls ‘the fastest he has trained.’<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DESPERADO DANThe dog known as ‘Des’ in the kennel won the Coronation Cup over 575m at Romford. This is a staying type of dog with track craft and a great strike rate who Patrick thinks could keep qualifying.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS BIKERThe second dog of a recent intake from Pat Buckley. He went out of the Star Sports Derby in the third round last year – can he go further this year? Patrick gives his early assessment of Biker and tells us how he is settling in.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>GOLDIES GINOLAA super-friendly dog as you can see! Known as ‘Dave’, Goldies Ginola is still only an April 2017 but may well be part of Patrick’s team depending how he trials. Patrick also tells us what it would mean to him to win the Star Sports Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>WORSEFORWEARThis April 2017 dog has only had 7 career starts but has won 4 of them. Peter tells us why he expects this dog to improve through the Star Sports Derby. Only time will tell how far he can go.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>JAZZ BEATJazz Beat is a well bred son of Zero Ten and Volcano. He has had his share of injury problems which means he is lightly raced but he’s now fit, well and raring to go to Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DA HEAD HUNTERDa Head Hunter has a different sort of profile to many of Peter’s others dog in that he is a second season dog. He ran in last years Star Sports Derby at Towcester, winning in the first round before a second round exit. Now at three and a half years of age, he is still lightly raced and will take his place in his second English Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>COOLAVANNY ABOUTA March 2017 dog who has only had 6 races – and won half of them. Now on the comeback from injury, Peter tells us why he thinks this is a dog that will keep improving and also why detecting and fixing niggles is so important to him.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>CROSSFIELD CONCrossfield Con is clearly a dog that Peter likes a lot and it’s easy to see why. The dog has never been out of the first two in his 6 races so far. His seventh race will be in the first round of the Star Sports Derby at Nottingham where Peter tells us why he could be a dark horse for the competition.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BADMINTON JETBadminton Jet was trained by Matt Dartnall during the Puppy Derby at Monmore where he picked up an injury. He was sent to Peter to race in the Con Kirby at Limerick but injury stopped him being entered. He’s raring to go now though and Peter says, totally unexposed.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>JACKS TORNADOA 28.20 dog at Shelbourne and a brother to Crossfield Con. A big brindle boy who can definitely run.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>LEMON EXPRESSThis is the only wide runner of Peter’s team so one who is likely to get decent draws in the Star Sports Derby. We do know he has great early, time will tell if he gets the trip.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>IRELAND v ENGLANDSo does Peter think this years Star Sports Derby champion will be Irish or English trained? Maybe no surprises in his answer here but it is certainly given with conviction! Peter gives his thoughts on Nottingham as a Derby venue and why he loves the English Derby so much.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BRINKLEYS POETBrinkleys Poet burst onto the scene last spring winning the Gymcrack at Kinsley. An exceptionally fast dog that has been plagued by an injury that threatened to end his career. But now he is back racing, Mark gives us his assessment of the dog’s current form.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ANTIGUA ROMEORomeo is the dog with the BIG character and a tail that wags so much he has injured it many times! To the eye, he is starting to look like the real deal and as Mark explains, he is expecting plenty more over the coming weeks.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ALIEN SEAKnown as Merlin in the kennel, this dog came over from Ireland with a big reputation. He turned 2 in April and has had very little racing so is one we can expect to see improving as the competition progresses.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ANTIGUA SANDS and ANTIGUA VOWThese two girls have big futures ahead of them and although Mark thinks it’s a big ask for a bitch to win a Derby, this pair could be in the reckoning for bitch to go the furthest in the competition.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>NOELLES PHELPSOHere David tells us why he thinks Noelles Phelpso has the attributes that will be required for the Greyhound Derby at Nottingham. Plus why he is very happy with where the dog is at with just four weeks to go.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>PIEMANS BULLETPiemans Bullet has taken on and beaten the best in his career, including last years Star Sports Derby Champion Dorotas Wildcat. Now a veteran, and highly rated as a hurdler, he was most recently seen hurdling in the heats of the Grand National! But now, all roads lead to Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>PIEMANS STARThis is a dog that could be anything. He has literally only had one race for David, a flying 24.14 qualifying trial around Romford. David doesn’t have much time to get him ready for the Derby but there is no doubt the dog can run!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>LIGHTFOOT KINGLightfoot King has been an unlucky dog when it comes to big finals. Now, as a December 2015 dog, he is as good as ever, lightly raced and has plenty of ability as we head towards to first round of the Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Sean sees him as his best chance as things stand.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BALLYMAC DINGLEBallymac Dingle falls into the ‘could be anything category.’ He didn’t have an ideal start to his racing career but, now in the hands of Sean, he is being given every chance to prove his ability. He’s still finding his feet in his races but will be on the van for Nottingham and his natural progression could see him become a contender.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ANHID CHARMER, BALLYMAC DEVON, CUORE DE FERROSean has 3 more dogs arriving at his kennel from Ireland in the coming days thanks to some big spending owners who have put their faith in him. All 3 are very exciting prospects. Sean tells us what he knows about them and also what it means to him to be heading to the Star Sports Derby with a team that gives him a chance of going far.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS NADALDroopys Nadal is a dog that has taken plenty of time to come to hand. Now, at just 2 years old, he’s an exciting dog for the Harrison/Wright kennel. Jimmy tells us why he thinks the dog will thrive at Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS TRAPPERDroopys Trapper racked up many top class wins as a puppy and broke the Sunderland track record to boot. At two and a half years old, Jimmy is hoping he can now carry that form into the Star Sports Derby and tells us why preparation is key with this dog.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS EXPERTAfter winning the 2017 All England Cup, Droopys Expert suffered an injury that ultimately meant we didn’t see the best of him in last years Star Sports Derby. He’s going to be 4 years old in October but he’s back in-form and, perhaps surprisingly, Jimmy believes he could be the best of the bunch.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS VERVEThe 2018 Star Sports Derby runner-up is one cool customer. A seriously Pacey dog who was extremely young to be lining up as a Derby contender, let alone finalist, last year as he only turned 2 during the Derby. He’ll have another crack at the title this year as a 3 year old and Jimmy explains why this dog will improve as the months go on.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ALISON KELLY PILGRIMAlison Kelly Pilgrim trains greyhounds for Ray Dean and Paul Surridge who have owned many good dogs before. Now, in a bid to win the Star Sports Greyhound Derby, Kelly tells us how her owners have invested in a nice team for her to take to Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>MATT REDMANJune Harvey’s son and assistant trainer Matt Redman tells us about Ower Boy Bullet and assesses his chances for the Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Matt absolutely loves this dog and rates him extremely highly. He’s had his share of problems but now looks to be back on track.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>CRAIG MORRISCraig Morris, assistant trainer to Hayley Keightley with his early views on the big race.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>RICHARD HARKNESS PREVIEWWith just over 3 months to go before the Star Sports Greyhound Derby gets underway, RPGTV pundit and former Derby-winning part-owner Richard Harkness gives his early thoughts on the contenders this year and tells us who he will be backing anti-post.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ANTIGUA ROMEONic Jeal has enjoyed much success in his relatively short time as a greyhound owner. Now he has new purchase Antigua Romeo aiming to be a real contender in this years Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Here, his trainer Matt Dartnall tells us more about this May 2017 son of Romeo Recruit and why he is expecting a lot of improvement over the coming months.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>RISING BRANDYRising Brandy was nothing short of stunning in the 2018 Star Sports Greyhound Derby. But after winning his quarter final, connections were devastated to find the dog was lame at the pick-up with a shoulder injury that kept him off the track for six months. His trainer Matt Dartnall tells us how he is now on the road to recovery and how realistic a chance he is for the 2019 Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY SATURDAY BLOG: Julie Collier with all the latest news heading into the semi-finals from Nottingham tonight including an interview with Kevin Hutton. We are so lucky to have had a dog as good as Dorotas Wildcat (pictured below) to watch and enjoy over the last couple of years. There is no arguing that he is an exceptional greyhound and come what may, the chances are, he has a maximum of two races left. So savour every moment, not just during the race but have a good look at him in the paddock and on parade too. You would struggle to find a finer looking dog. Have a listen to my interview to hear the latest from trainer Kevin Hutton (below) as he heads into the Star Sports Derby semi-finals tonight with the first two in the betting – and they go head to head drawn alongside each other in the first semi-final. Wildcat is still favourite with Star at 100/30, Magical Bale, now favourite with some bookmakers, is 7/2. Neither of them looked particularly phased by it all this week! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDSlast_img read more