British’s Kempton racecourse may close

first_imgLONDON (AP):The racecourse that stages one of Britain’s premier jump races could be closed as part of a plan to invest US$610 million into the sport over the next decade.The Jockey Club said it has submitted the estate at Kempton Park, the course in southwest London where the King George VI Chase is run every year on December 26, for consideration following a call for more housing in the area.If the plan is approved, Kempton will be closed no earlier than 2021. It would mean a new all-weather venue being built – potentially at Newmarket, the home of British horse racing – while the Jockey Club would request that the King George chase be staged at nearby Sandown, which has previously held the race.The Jockey Club said Kempton Park will be redeveloped only if the move generates in excess of £100 million of investment, which will contribute to the planned £500 million being invested in the sport in Britain.Roger Weatherby, senior steward of the Jockey Club, said in a statement that the proposals are for the “long-term good of British racing.”last_img read more

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Crime prevention approach to see improvements – Top Cop

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force continues to face much public condemnation over recent shortcomings, but the Acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, has gone on record as saying that the Force’s crime prevention approach would soon be improved.Acting Commissioner of Police, David RamnarineRamnarine gave this assurance at a Police event as he underscored the importance of preventing crime, rather than relying on prosecution, which is after the fact.“The test of Police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of Police action in dealing with it. We all know that prevention is better than cure. It is less costly to prevent, it is costly to prosecute; a lot of issues (is) under prosecution.”Ramnarine pointed out that within the past months, the Force has seen an improvement in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activities.“We are doing well in our prosecution but we need to do more in our prevention, which is less costly,” relayed Ramnarine.The acting Police Commissioner did indicate that while some efforts to stamp out crime have been unsuccessful, the Force’s strategies are soon expected to bear fruit. He posited, “That is coming. We have a lot of resources which will soon roll out. We have increase in manpower, increase in various capacities. Our prevention will improve.”Ramnarine also outlined that the much-needed enhancements to the country’s crime prevention approach would materialize as Guyana moves ahead with implementation of the Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP).He said, “We are likely to benefit from the very United Kingdom Security Sector Reform package which has as its main focus the Guyana Police Force and our role in public security, where the training curriculum is likely to be reviewed to see how gaps exist, if any, with the reality of the times in terms of the subjects, and whether there is the need to introduce new concepts in the training curriculum.”A total of $29.1billion was allocated in the Budget this year as part of enhancing crime prevention and reduction strategies.last_img read more

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