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MAINTAINING GOOD FORM “It was an okay race for me and I enjoyed the route, and this is background training for me in preparation for the Girls’ Championships, and I am hoping that I can maintain my good form this season,” said the 17-year-old Green. Yesterday’s staging, which will see proceeds going in aid of the Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP) & Scholarship funds, was well attended, and race coordinator Ian Forbes was impressed with the support and the organisation of the event. “I think this first staging was a huge success and I am very elated and thankful. It was excellent and the course was superb as we saw some good times, and I think the participants enjoyed it,” said Forbes. G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Archibald and Hydel’s Monifa Green took top honours at yesterday’s first staging of the Pump It Up Mico 5K Run/Walk, which started and ended at the college campus in Cross Roads. Archibald, who has been in great form for the past two years on the road and who, the previous day, had captured the Knox College 8K road race in Manchester, was an impressive winner, covering the course in 15:19.46, ahead of Garfield Gordon, 15:27.15, and Shane Buchanan, who closed off the top-three among the males in 15:32.14. Taking over the lead from Buchanan at the 2K mark, Archibald expressed satisfaction with his performance. “I just came out today to do my best knowing that I had some good competitors to compete with, and the hard work paid off,” said Archibald, who stated that his next target is this Sunday’s Burger King 10K Race in Portmore. Despite competing the first time on the road this season, Green, who had several successes last year, made a winning seasonal debut as she was the first female to cross the line and 34th overall in 18:39.89. It was, indeed, a clean sweep of the top-three places among the females by the Corey Bennett-coached Hydel High school as Aaliyah Stewart was second in 19:07.44, with third going to Jade Jones in 19:19.53.
FILE – In this Saturday, March 3, 2018 file photo, Dmitry Bivol, of Russia, looks on against Sullivan Barrera, of Cuba, during their WBA light heavyweight title boxing match in New York. Dmitry Bivol knew where he wanted to go in his boxing career straight to the top of one of the HBO cards he used to watch replays of while growing up in Russia. Now Bivol is a light heavyweight champion and on Saturday night, Nov. 24, 2018 he’ll finally be an HBO headliner. He meets former champion Jean Pascal in Atlantic City as the featured bout of HBO’s World Championship Boxing series.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)Dmitry Bivol knew where he wanted to go in his boxing career — straight to the top of one of the HBO cards he used to watch replays of while growing up in Russia.Now Bivol is a light heavyweight champion — and on Saturday night he’ll finally be an HBO headliner. He meets former champion Jean Pascal in Atlantic City as the featured bout of HBO’s World Championship Boxing series.ADVERTISEMENT The fight is big for Bivol, but the occasion for boxing fans is bittersweet. After 45 years, HBO is pulling the plug on its premium boxing coverage with its last prime-time boxing card.First, though, Bivol gets his shot to shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It was my dream to do this,” Bivol said. “We had a couple of offers to fight on another channel, another platform. But I took this chance to realize my dream.”HBO — which began in the boxing business with George Foreman’s knockout of Joe Frazier in 1973 — says it is leaving boxing because research shows the sport doesn’t increase subscriptions to the premium network. Boxing fans need not worry, though, because plenty of others are entering the mix. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Instead of paying $84.95 for one pay-per-view fight, fans can buy DAZN for a monthly fee of $9.99. The service has also locked up Anthony Joshua, the big British heavyweight champion, along with a number of other fighters from Golden Boy Promotions and Joshua’s British promoter, Matchroom Sport.“This is huge for boxing, huge for Canelo and huge for Golden Boy,” Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya said when the deal was announced last month. “Golden Boy is at the forefront of something very monumental for the sport of boxing.”Here’s a look at some of the ways boxing will be presented — and sold — in the upcoming months:SHOWTIME: The premium cable network was Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s television partner for the biggest grossing fights of his career and, unlike HBO, is aggressively pursuing top fights. One of those takes place Dec. 1 when heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder defends his crown against former champion Tyson Fury, while Manny Pacquiao returns in January to fight Adrien Broner. Both will be pay-per-view events.ESPN: The biggest sports network is so bullish on boxing it tore up a four-year deal with Top Rank signed last year and replaced it with a new seven-year pact. ESPN agreed to televise 54 live boxing events a year in addition to other boxing-related programming. Some of the fights will be on ESPN, building on the success of its Saturday night fight series, while others will be on the ESPN+ streaming app that costs $4.99 a month.FOX: Fox agreed last month to a four-year multi-platform deal with Premier Boxing Champions that will feature 10 “marquee fight nights” annually in prime time on the Fox network, with 12 more cards to air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes each year. The network recently announced it will also hold its first boxing pay-per-view, with Mikey Garcia meeting Errol Spence Jr. next March 16 from AT&T Stadium in Texas.DAZN: The streaming service, which launched in the U.S. in September, inked its first deal with Matchroom Sport, which promotes Joshua and other top British fighters. It upped the ante with the Alvarez signing, with his first fight Dec. 15 against Rocky Fielding. DAZN will also be televising a weeknight baseball cut-in show under a recently announced $100 million a year deal with Major League Baseball.NBC: The network is expected to announce a deal with promoter Main Events to broadcast fights both on the main network and the NBC sports network.The explosion of new deals means boxing will be available in more places and more ways than ever before. Some of it will be on free TV, though the new streaming models will cost monthly fees and some of the biggest fights will still be on pay-per-view.Boxing fans can look forward to many more hours of their favorite sport on TV, though some of the bigger fights may be more difficult to make because fighters are tied to different networks or platforms. There’s also the risk that there will be so much televised boxing that the fights will look like filler material, though Espinoza believes there is room for everyone at the table. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LeBron James welcomed back as hero in return to Cleveland There’s a seismic shift in boxing, which for years relied on HBO and Showtime for top fights, and pay-per-view for the biggest fights. HBO may be leaving, but other networks and platforms are rushing to fill the gap — and then some.That includes longtime rival Showtime, which is looking for ways to expand its boxing offerings.“We know it drives business, we know it attracts ratings,” said Stephen Espinoza, president of Showtime Sports. “We have a long history in the sport and believe in the sport. If anything we’re becoming more active and looking for more fights.”Indeed, the demand for live programming is prompting a lot of broadcasters to take a look at boxing once again. And they’re making plans to show fights on everything from free over-the-air television to subscription streaming apps.Superstar middleweight Canelo Alvarez, who had been a big attraction for HBO, signed a deal last month to fight exclusively on the streaming service DAZN through 2023. Though all details weren’t revealed, the contract is believed to be an 11-fight deal worth a minimum of $365 million for Alvarez, whose last fight with Gennady Golovkin was televised on HBO pay-per-view.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I think it’s good for the health of the sport to have multiple different networks and platforms to be on,” Espinoza said.So far the fighters themselves seem to agree with that. Bivol certainly does, as he looks forward to the bidding for his talents after he headlines the final HBO card.“I’m glad there are many platforms going to show boxing. It’s good for our sport,” he said. “We now have some offers from other platforms and after the fight we’ll decide which one to pick.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources Division, will launch a vaccination campaign called “Newcastle disease (ND) known as “chicken Sickness”.This initiative, according to a MICAT release is intended to promote animal production and food security in the country and is scheduled to take place on February 3. The campaign is a cardinal step towards the progressive control of the Newcastle and other poultry disease in the fifteen (15) counties.As a preventive measure aimed at avoiding spread of the disease, the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture is asking all farmers to have their chickens available to be vaccinated.The Newcastle Disease (ND) commonly called “Chicken Sickness” is observed during the months of February through April. Some chickens that may survive the disease by means of immune built-up may result in reduce in egg production and misshape eggs and less meat production.Severe pandemic of Newcastle Disease can cause 100 percent mortality in unvaccinated chickens in rural communities leaving households without an important source of animal protein and income.The government believes that by simply participating and making your chickens available for this vaccine will increase income for small farmers and achieve significant improvements for their families and other members of the community.The Ministry is however calling on all counties authorities including clan chiefs, town chiefs, County livestock officers, cattle chairman of various communities and health workers of livestock to form part of the process in their individual counties in order to ensure the successful implementation of the vaccine. The massive campaign is expected to begin on February 3, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Prototypes of modern vehicle registration plates with security features, which will aid in combating certain crimes, have been submitted to Government, which has since announced its intention to introduce aForbes Christian shows a list of some of his regular clients, including the Guyana Fire Servicecentralised and more secured system.The proposal was made by a Guyanese company based in Miami, Florida, USA, called EuroSign to Government Ministers, officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Traffic Department on Wednesday at the Marriott Hotel.The recommended licence plates will be embedded with security features that stymie the use of falsely registered plates and enable easier tracking and identification.The new centralised system would see the issuance of standard licence plates for all categories of vehicles, including diplomat vehicles, State vehicles and Joint Services vehicles.In December last, a German company had submitted a proposal for special licence plates for vehicles to assist in tracking traffic offenders as well as vehicles used for criminal activities.The proposal was being reviewed by Government.Chairman of the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) Dennis Pompey had explained that number plates of this nature will help crime fighting in a big way by making it difficult for persons to commit crimes since the number plates cannot be tampered with or changed.Traffic Chief Dion Moore had previously pointed out that this will be a useful tool for law enforcement since it will not only assist in reducing traffic offences but criminal activities as well.“Our current system is an open system that is uncontrolled and with the new proposal, we will see a more improved system where there are more security features on those identification marks and can be traced easily from varied areas. As soon as a vehicle passes an area, certain signals will be given and the respective devices will send out an alarm.”He explained that with such a system, law enforcement officers will be able to track tax evaders, persons with vehicular fines, and even those who are wanted since the vehicles are registered to a particular person.Moore had also taken into consideration that, once Government gives the green light for this new venture, the road corner vendors who sell registration plates will be out of business.Government spokesperson Raphael Trotman had assured however that even though the system will be centralised, there will be agencies across the country which will have vacancies which can be occupied by those entrepreneurs who were already involved in the trade.When the announcement was first made, Guyana Times spoke to several of those businessmen involved in the trade who were worried about the impacts of this new undertaking on their businesses’ sustainability.A representative from Jai Sign and Auto Designs had noted that the company will experience significant losses if this new system comes to fruition.“We do other things but we basically started on number plates and we eventually ventured out into signs and thing, so that is a big part of our operations… we would lose out a lot because every day is a constant thing, people come in all the time so at the end of the month, is a lot of money we make from this,” he said.The representative was hopeful that his business will win some of the bids to continue to operate, but he noted that the smaller entities will most likely be put out of operation.A small dealer, Forbes Christian, whose establishment is located on Croal Street in Georgetown, posited that the new system will only cause chaos.He explained that a centralisation process will put a toll on the Government and will only make the process tedious for customers as they will have to wait longer before they get their plates completed.Another small establishment, operated by Chris (only name given), noted that it is the smaller business owners who will feel the brunt of this decision because the larger companies can earn income from doing other things, like graphic designing or tinting.“So what’s going to happen with all the licence plates that issued before? This won’t stop the criminals them, they will still be thieving and doing them things. I think even if they want to install a security strip in the plates, then they should let us do it because nuff of we gonna be out of work,” he said.However, other sections of society are highly in favour of this decision, noting that it is time law and order prevailed.
…released on $200,000 bailThe 28-year-old pregnant mother of one who confessed to strangling her reputed husband to death on Mother’s Day was on Tuesday charged for manslaughter.Melissa Cylus of Lot 14 Soesdyke/Linden Highway appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Melissa CylusThe charge against her alleged that she unlawfully killed her reputed husband, Julian Anthony Reberio on May 13, 2018.The woman, who suffers from anxiety and is currently five months pregnant, was granted $200,000 bail. The case will continue on June 18.Guyana Times had previously reported that Cylus reportedly killed Reberio after he allegedly verbally abused her while imbibing.However, the woman had previously reported that Reberio in his drunken state had fallen down a flight of stairs.He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When a post-mortem examination was performed on the man’s body, his cause of death was given as asphyxiation and further investigation showed redness around his neck.It was then that relatives called for the Police to take a closer look at the matter.Cylus was later arrested and during interrogation allegedly told investigators she and Reberio had an altercation and she reportedly strangled him.
City council is looking to enhance the downtown area as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community, and has prioritized the plan as “an integral part of the implementation of the 2011 Official Community Plan (OCP)”.“Fort St. John is at an important cross road and is expected to undergo significant growth over the coming years,” says The Chamber of Commerce. “Our downtown has a key role to play in improving the quality and livability of the community as it undergoes this transformation.”The discussion is being held at the Pomeroy Hotel & Convention Centre, Thursday June 12, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration information is available via the Chamber of Commerce.- Advertisement -The Chamber is charging $25.00 for members and $35.00 for prospective members to come have breakfast and hear the presentation.There will be multiple opportunities for public input. If you’re interested, keep watch at the city website, www.fortstjohn.ca for a link to the Place Speak site, and look for the “Energize Downtown” booth at the Canada Day celebration.
AFP Sport looks at the potential candidates:Mauricio PochettinoAs a former centre-back with Barcelona-based Espanyol, Pochettino has vast experience of Spain’s La Liga.But it is the 46-year-old Argentinian’s coaching nous, man-management skills and consistency with Tottenham Hotspur that has hoisted him among the favourites to replace Zidane.Under Pochettino, Spurs have secured three successive top-four finishes in the Premier League, allowing the London club to rub shoulders with the elite of European football on a regular basis.But Pochettino has yet to win a trophy in any of his coaching stints, at Espanyol (2009-2012), Southampton (2013-2014) or Tottenham.Pochettino signed a new, improved contract extension until 2023 last week and Spanish sports newspaper AS reported Friday that it does not contain any written agreement allowing him to leave if Real make an approach.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator, but apparently has good relations with Real president Florentino Perez.Antonio ConteAmid claims that Chelsea’s players are fed up with his demanding training sessions and intense ways, Conte could soon be on his way out of the club, who have been linked to current Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.But whether the 48-year-old Italian is an adequate replacement for the taciturn Zidane, and the right choice for such a demanding club, is up for debate.Conte enjoyed unbridled success with Juventus in Italy’s Serie A, leading the club to three successive domestic titles before joining Chelsea.But in Europe, the Turin giants struggled, failing to reach the Champions League final in his tenure.Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in 2016-2017, but failed to repeat the achievement in a far less successful 2017-2018 season, in which only an FA Cup triumph saved his reputation.Arsene WengerArsene Wenger has a wealth of experience © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONWenger is available and has the name and the top-level experience, having coached Arsenal for 22 years in England’s Premier League and, less regularly, in Real’s favourite playground of the Champions League.But would Real Madrid’s demanding fans back the 68-year-old Frenchman, whose last piece of silverware with the Gunners came in 2017 with the FA Cup? His last league honours date back 13 years to 2004, proving the steady decline during his long reign.Wenger spent the intervening years trying, unsuccessfully, to replicate the success of his early campaigns.Real, record 13-times winners of the Champions League including the last three years in succession, are used to winning trophies and fans will expect a coach with lofty ambitions.Jurgen KloppCould Jurgen Klopp be the man to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid? © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLeading Liverpool to the Champions League final, and a 3-1 defeat to Real last Saturday, won’t have done any harm to Klopp’s chances of joining the Spanish giants.But whether the easy-going, fan-hugging German fits the bill at Europe’s most successful club remains to be seen.In coaching terms Klopp’s CV stands up to scrutiny: tactics, man management and unfettered enthusiasm for the game and his players are among his biggest attributes.But the 50-year-old’s rate of success is less impressive.Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013, only to suffer defeat to Bayern Munich.Three other runner-up places grace Klopp’s CV, including the English League Cup (2016), the Europa League (2016) and this season’s Champions League.Jose Maria ‘Guti’ GutierrezIn the absence of a standout favourite from outside the club, Real president Florentino Perez could opt to promote from within and push their under-19s coach Jose Maria Gutierrez, known as Guti, into the Real hot seat.A former star midfielder for Real, who made over 500 appearances between 1995 and 2010, Guti’s intimate knowledge of the club would be a distinct advantage over his rivals.As coach of Real’s under-19s, Guti enjoyed regular contact with Zidane and his successful methods.On paper, the 41-year-old Guti is an outsider as he has yet to cut his coaching teeth at senior coaching level — although, prior to his appointment in 2016, the same could be said about Zidane.The Frenchman, who made over 150 appearances for Real, became a sports director with Real in 2011 before becoming assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in 2013 and then heading the Real Madrid ‘B’ team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino heads the bookmakers’ list of favourites to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONPARIS, France, Jun 1 – The race to succeed Zinedine Zidane is on following the Frenchman’s shock resignation from Real Madrid on Thursday, only days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.Tottenham’s Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino tops the bookmakers’ list of favourites, with Chelsea handler Antonio Conte and former long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also in the mix.
0Shares0000Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick as the Liverpool attack tormented Porto 5-0 © AFP / Francisco LEONGPORTO, Portugal, Feb 15 – Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions League quarter-finals.Mane fired the away side ahead in the first leg of the last-16 clash, before Mohamed Salah’s audacious finish for his 30th goal of the season quickly made it two. The Senegalese forward slotted in his second as Liverpool completely outclassed their opponents, with Roberto Firmino adding his name to the scoresheet with 20 minutes to play, before Mane’s searing strike completed his first European hat-trick.“It was important to play as a team and we did, we played great football from the beginning,” Mane told BT Sport.“We created so many chances and we scored five. It was well deserved.”Playing in the last 16 of the competition for the first time in nine years, Liverpool are now all but certain to reach the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 6.Jurgen Klopp’s men had scored 23 goals in the group stage and continued that scintillating form in Portugal to become the top-scorers in this season’s competition, while the defensive frailties that have plagued them at times this season never resurfaced as Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk put in accomplished displays at the back.“I saw a lot of fantastic performances tonight. The result is only possible if they are all spot on,” said Klopp.“Of course, Sadio is man of the match, three fantastic goals, but they all did well and that is the only way to be successful.”Sergio Conceicao’s deflated Porto will now turn their attentions back to domestic matters, where they hold a two-point lead in the league and are in the Cup semi-finals.Roared on by the home fans, Porto started brightly and Brazilian midfielder Otavio was denied an early goal by a last-ditch tackle from Lovren.But it didn’t take Liverpool long to grow into the game, as left-back Andrew Robertson fired over on his Champions League debut and Ivan Marcano’s brave block prevented Firmino from heading in.But the five-time European champions were gifted the lead in the 25th minute as Porto goalkeeper Jose Sa, who has replaced former Real Madrid great Iker Casillas this season, allowed Mane’s tame strike to squirm underneath his body and into the net.Mane has been overshadowed so far this term by the blistering performances of Firmino and Salah, but the Senegalese forward’s first goal in six games was his fourth in the Champions League.– Salah’s delightful skill –Liverpool forward Salah slots in his side’s second goal at Porto © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPALiverpool took total control of the tie just four minutes later as Salah scored in style.James Milner’s strike crashed into the post, but the Egyptian star was on hand to flick the ball over the onrushing Sa with a magnificent piece of skill and slot into the net.The visitors were utterly dominant, but Tiquinho Soares, playing in place of the injured Vincent Aboubakar, fired narrowly wide for Porto on the stroke of half-time.Porto had plenty of the ball but were always vulnerable to Liverpool’s waves of rapid counter-attacks, and Mane made it three shortly after the restart.The away side cut the Portuguese league leaders to shreds with a series of first-time flicks and passes, and after Firmino was denied by Sa, Mane was on hand to tap in the rebound.The visitors’ relentless pressure meant another goal was almost inevitable, and it arrived when Milner picked out Firmino from a posse of unmarked Liverpool shirts in the centre to slot home his seventh Champions League goal of the campaign.The English outfit still weren’t finished, though, as Mane’s long-range effort flew past Sa with five minutes remaining to round off the procession in fine fashion.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali has revealed that other clubs are rivalling Juventus for Domenico Berardi – amid reported interest from Tottenham.The 21-year-old striker has bagged 38 goals in the past three seasons and he has been linked with a move away this summer.Juventus, who sold the Italian to Sassuolo only a year ago, have the option to buy Berardi back and it was assumed they would activate that clause.But Carnevali has now revealed other clubs, such as Tottenham, are lurking and it is not set in stone what will happen.“I’m very good friends with [Juventus director] Beppe Marotta,” Carnevali told Corriere dello Sport.“With Juventus there’s an option that hasn’t expired. But there have been important offers from other clubs for Berardi, and we’ll take them into consideration.“In a few days we’ll sit and decide: ourselves, Juve and the lad.” Juventus hope to re-sign Domenico Berardi, just a year after selling him to Sassuolo
Richard Collins hands over a cheque of €5000 worth of energy, courtesy of Electric Ireland and Greenstar, to Ballyraine National School in LetterkennyBALLYRAINE national school is the Ulster winner of the “Fuel Your School” competition – run by the Mooney Show on RTE Radio 1 with Electric Ireland and Green Star.Mooney show reporter Katrina McFadden (a Donegal native of course) was at the school on Tuesday to cover the presentation of the prize.And the school got a lovely cheque for €5,000 for their hard work. BALLYRAINE SCHOOL ‘GOES WILD’ OVER €5,000 PRIZE was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyraine National SchoolMooney Goes WildRTE Radio 1