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CLASSY three-year-old colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE seeks his fourth consecutive win, in the opening race over 1000 metres (round) for overnight allowance horses at Caymanas Park today, and should have little difficulty in putting away his six opponents. Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny for owners Paul Hoo and Herbie Chong, the fleet-footed BUZZ NIGHTMARE, with Paul ‘Country ‘ Francis in the saddle, is prepping for the 27th running of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship over 1200 metres on ‘Superday’, November 14, and having moved impressively at exercise – galloping five furlongs in 1:00.3 on October 26 – should use this as a stepping stone to much bigger things. Unraced as a two-year-old, the bay colt by Into Mischief out of Queen of Battle has won four of his five races to date, his only blemish coming in the Prince Consort Guineas Trial on March 22, when finishing fifth to fast-time winner SEMPRE FIDELIS over 1400 metres. Since then ‘BUZZ’ has won his three races over sprints in fast times, returning splits of 22.3, 46.0 in winning by 10 lengths over 1100 metres on July 18. He should prove the worst nightmare for his opponents, including recent winner BORDER LINE, who seems best equipped to follow him home. Another horse expected to extend his winning streak is bang-in-form FORCE DE JOUR, who bids for his sixth consecutive win in the ninth race over 1100 metres for $550000-$500,000 claimers. The 4-y-o gelding, who now takes orders from veteran trainer Robert Darby Sr, having beaten SUNLIGHT EXPRESS over the straight recently, is fit as ever and with Darby calling up promising 4.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, reducing the weight to 53.0kg, the speedy FORCE DE JOUR ought to be followed in a field of 11. I also like SIR BIGGS to go one better in the third race over 1820 metres, the well-forward 2-y-o debutante RALLY BABY in the fifth, TECHNOCAT in the sixth and FRANKENSTORM in the seventh over the straight.
Family members of the late Nakita Forh, daughter of Representative Edward Forh, yesterday wept bitterly in the Civil Law Court in Monrovia after a six member jury announced that the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) was not responsible for her death.Rep. Forh sought US$25 million as damages for the death of his daughter, which he claimed was the result of negligence on the part of medical doctors assigned at the hospital.Nakita, who suffered from asthma, died on September 27, 2014, on the grounds of the hospital while gasping for air because she was denied the use of the hospital’s nebulizer during the height of the Ebola crisis in the country. For their failure to provide his daughter medical care when she sought treatment at the JFK hospital, Rep. Forh was claiming US$25 million in damages for her death.After several hours of closed door deliberations in the Chamber of Judge Yussif Kaba, the jury came down with a unanimous non-liable (not guilty) verdict in favor of 11 health practitioners who Rep. Forh accused of being responsible for his daughter’s death.After the jury’s decision, lawyers representing the lawmaker announced an appeal against the verdict to the Supreme Court.The Forh family declined to speak with journalists who for the past months had converged at the court to follow the trial that is considered the first of its kind in the country. The case was interesting because it was the first time in this country for a sitting lawmaker to file a lawsuit against a hospital claiming damages for the death of his daughter, one of those in the queue remarked.Rep. Forth accused Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott-McDonald, JFK General Administrator; Munah Tarpeh, Deputy for Administration; Tannie Sneh, Nursing Supervisor; Mary Howard Nyaquie, Administrator; Dr. Korto Dorbor; Dr. Billy C. Johnson, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. David Okiror, Staff Physician; Professor Joseph Njoh, Department Chairman on Internal Medicine and the Administrator of the Ministry of Health, of his daughter’s death.The lawsuit against the healthcare givers, according to Counselor Arthur Johnson, lead lawyer for the Forh family, was based on what he described as a “very devastating and frustrating experience,” which he claims, caused the family significant damages and an unforgettable state of trauma for their daughter’s death.Cllr. Johnson argued that Nakita died in the arms of her father on the grounds of the hospital while struggling and crying for help.For that reason, Rep. Forh was seeking not less than US$10 million in general damages; US$5 million in punitive damages; another US$5 million in compensatory damages; and US$5 million in substantial damages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
SANTA CLARITA – Firefighters battling three major wildfires in the Santa Clarita Valley had to deal with a fourth blaze that erupted today, but it was quickly doused with no damages or structures threatened. The so-called Meadow Ridge Fire was reported about 4 a.m. near San Fernando Road and Meadow Ridge Drive, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported. Flames from the new fire scorched about 10 acres, but no structures were threatened and no one was hurt, authorities said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!