Gaye joins sub-45 club

first_img BRIGHTENED OUTLOOK The win has brightened Gaye’s outlook for this season. “Well, I’m looking forward to the World Championships, World University Games,” he quietly projected. “Just want to go to the Trials and make my mark there.” Weakened by Zika, he was eliminated in the semi-finals at the Trials, also known at the National Senior Championships, last year. Junelle Bromfield, the University of Technology star, followed up her recent Carifta Games 400m win with a season’s best time of 52.37 seconds, to edge Anastasia Le-Roy in the women’s equivalent. In other highlights, Olympic and World 400m bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson turned up for some speed work and set a personal best of 11.24 seconds in the 100m. O’Dayne Richards, Jackson’s MVP Track Club teammate and fellow World bronze medallist, extended his best shot put distance of 2017 to 20.74m. Demish Gaye delighted a small band of devoted track and field fans at the first JAAA All Comers meet with a winning 400m run of 44.85 seconds inside the National Stadium on Saturday. Gaye, the two-time Inter-Collegiate champion, broke through the 45 second barrier for the first time. The G.C. Foster College student-athlete indicated that the run is the result of his training which he says is going very well. The time lowered his personal best from 45.24 seconds, and is the fastest time by a Jamaican this year. “That gives me a lot of confidence,” he said of his performance. Running strongly from the start, Gaye resisted the mid-race surge of national champion Javon Francis to win. Speaking breathlessly after the race, he said: “Training has been going well and I’m healthy right now, and I just want to keep it that way for the rest of the season.” That was a reference to last season when an ill-timed bout of the Zika virus ruined his Olympic campaign. Francis, who emerged from the recent IAAF World Relays with an injury niggle, was timed in 46.52 seconds.last_img read more

Carroll ‘massively disappointed’ by £200,000 fraud trial collapse

first_img Since you’re here… Hide Read more Horse racing Hamer faced 23 charges of fraud relating to sums totalling £200,000 and faced years in prison if found guilty. Carroll said there was no legitimate explanation for money relating to his business having passed through Hamer’s own bank accounts. However, the defence team said forensic accounting evidence showed the Hamer accounts had been used for the benefit of Carroll’s business.Carroll’s statement added of the legal proceedings: “I contacted the British Horseracing Authority at an early stage and have been completely open with them. I hope justice will eventually be done.”The case collapsed on Tuesday as a result of the prosecution’s failure to make proper, timely disclosure of relevant material to the defence. After the issue of disclosure had been raised a number of times during the trial, the judge eventually called a halt to proceedings.Meanwhile, the businessman Alex Frost has spoken about his hopes for the future of the Tote, in which his Alizeti consortium has bought a 25% stake with a guaranteed option to buy the entire business in three to five years.Asked if he would be exercising that option, Frost said: “That’s very much our aim. But I think what we don’t want to do is go in with both feet. We want to learn about the business alongside some people we respect enormously in the Betfred organisation, they’ve been doing this for a lot longer than we have.” Frost declined to name his investors but has identified them as “racehorse owners who care deeply about the future of the sport”, owning more than 1,000 horses combined. He said those involved were not interested in a quick profit but were committed to a long-term investment with the aim that it should benefit racing. Support The Guardian Reuse this content Frost reports he has had positive discussions with the new firm Britbet which will take over on-course pool betting at many tracks in July and believes the two can find a way to work together. “We believe in one pool. I don’t think there’s too many people in the world who suggest that split pools are a good idea. Two cost bases versus one, it doesn’t make much sense, frankly.”Asked how he plans to revive the Tote’s fortunes, Frost said: “I think liquidity is everything in betting now. It’s not as though the pool is new to the UK consumer. Every year, you’ve got millions of people going racing. They’re well aware of what the Tote represents and stands for. It’s just that it hasn’t been a rewarding experience. The placepot and the jackpot are massive, massive marquee brands but nobody’s going to bet on a placepot if the pool is £20,000.” … we have a small favour to ask. 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Share on Facebook Haydock 1.50 Mac O’Polo 2.20 Good Fortune 2.55 Beyond Equal 3.30 Shepherd Market (nb) 4.05 Improve 4.40 Mosalim 5.15 Dashing Poet 5.45 Seaborough Goodwood 2.00 Swiss Chime 2.35 Portledge 3.10 Talaaqy 3.45 Aspetar 4.20 George Bowen 4.55 Uber Cool 5.25 Crystal Deauville Bath 2.10 Secretfact 2.45 New Queen 3.20 Juneau (nap) 3.55 Yellow Fire 4.30 Napping 5.05 Leo Minor 5.35 Barrsbrook Worcester 5.40 Monetaire 6.15 Jaleo 6.45 Voix D’Eau 7.15 Hidden Impact 7.45 The Bottom Bar 8.15 Sauvignon 8.45 Libby T Valance Pontefract 6.30 Zeshov 7.00 New Society 7.30 Thegreatestshowman 8.00 Alsvinder 8.30 Savannah Moon 9.00 Angels  Share via Email Tony Carroll said on Thursday that the collapse of a six-week fraud trial, which arose from a complaint he made against a former employee, was “a massive disappointment” to him and owners at his Worcestershire yard. The veteran trainer issued a categorical denial of “any suggestion that I directed the defendant’s activity”, which was the contention put forward by James Hamer’s defence team during the trial at Hereford crown court.Carroll was responding to a report on the subject in Wednesday’s Guardian. Repeated efforts had been made to obtain comment from him for that story. His statement was issued on Thursday evening by the National Trainers’ Federation. Fraud trial collapses over disclosure of BHA evidence Share on Twitter Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Show The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coveragelast_img read more

Michigan House supports landmark civil asset forfeiture reform package

first_img The Michigan House today gave its approval to a bipartisan package of bills reforming the state’s civil asset forfeiture policies, said state Rep. Brandt Iden.Current Michigan law allows law enforcement agencies to seize property from an individual or individuals who are suspected of a crime, even if there isn’t enough evidence to charge them.Rep. Iden, who sponsored House Bill 4507, said the reforms will bring about much needed transparency while protecting residents from sometimes unreasonable seizures of their property.“While law enforcement can use civil asset forfeiture as a legitimate tool to fight crime, we need to do more to protect residents in Michigan,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “By adding more transparency to this process, we can allow law enforcement to continue to do their job to keep us safe while also ensuring residents have their property rights respected.”HB 4507 is part of the package that creates the Uniform Forfeiture Reporting act, which will require law enforcement agencies to report the total worth of property seized in forfeitures and the crimes to which the seized properties are connected.“The new reporting act will still allow law enforcement agencies to protect us from criminals while holding them accountable and protecting the property rights of innocent individuals,” Rep. Iden said.The package of bills, HBs 4499, 4500 and 4503-4508, is part of the House Republican Action Plan, and now goes to the Senate for their consideration.### 04Jun Michigan House supports landmark civil asset forfeiture reform package Categories: Iden Newslast_img read more