1 killed as typhoon approaches Japan

first_imgMen watch the swollen Isuzu River due to heavy rains in Ise, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Oct. 12. A man in hisforties was killed in an overturned car early on Saturday in Chiba while fourpeople were injured, according to public broadcaster NHK. A number of municipalgovernments issued evacuation advisories to areas particularly at risk offloods and landslides.    TOKYO – One mandied and over a million in Japan were advised to evacuate as powerful typhoonwas set to make landfall, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60years. TyphoonHagibis, which means “speed,” is due to make landfall on Japan’s main island ofHonshu late on Saturday, a month after one of the strongest typhoons to hit thecountry in recent years destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses and caused extensivepower outages.(Reuters)last_img read more

Ryan Crawford Turf Club horse race meet set for Monday

first_imgDESPITE the inclement weather, connections of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club (RCMTC) will go ahead with the planned one-day horse race meet set for Monday, at the club’s facility Alness Village, Corentyne, Berbice.Six races are carded for the day with the feature event being the Three-Year-Old animals over 1300 metres for a winning purse of $240 000 and trophy.The animals classified J and Lower are set to race over a distance of 1000m for a first prize of $200 000 and trophy.The winner of the 900m race for Two-Year-Old horses will take home $150 000 and trophy.There is the L1 and Lower 1000m contest for pole position takings of $100 000 and trophy.The L2 and Lower race is another 1000m affair for a winner’s take of $80 000.A L3 Unclassified event for animals over 1200m carries a first prize of $60 000 and trophy.A number of sponsors are on board including Banks DIH Limited, Colin Elcock and Attorney-at-Law Rajendra Poonai SC.Entries will close today and interested person can still contact Marcel Crawford Jr on 678-5342 or 696-9009.last_img read more