Significant power outage across Dawson Creek

first_imgThe outages were reported between 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and are encompassing the west of 198 Road, south of Briar Ridge Road, north of 209 Road, north of Boundary Road, south of 197 Road and the 13400 block of Highway 2.The outage on the 13400 block of Highway 2 was caused by a tree down across wires while the rest are still under investigation.B.C. Hydro expects power to be restored between 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

American oil and gas production hurting Canadian commodities

first_imgHe also cited recent data showing for the first time since 1995, the U.S. added three million jobs in 2014, and noted the stronger American economy is responsible for driving up the value of the U.S. dollar.That in turn he said is hurting commodities, as they typically have an inverse relationship with the American dollar.Still, he also noted, U.S. oil demand is up about 700,000 barrels a day since November, and he therefore concluded, if the European economy starts to improve, and if China’s normalizes, the oil and gas industry should be a major beneficiary – leaving open the possibility those who have forecast the price of oil could be back to $80.00 by the end of the year could be right. Even though price of crude oil remains below $50.00 a barrel U.S., and more than 50 per cent less than it was early last summer, pump prices are being hiked across the country.Locally, a $0.08 regular litre increase started to take hold yesterday, and although it has yet to be as confirmed city-wide, as of 6:00 a.m. this morning, it looked like $1.12.09 could soon be the new common posted price.According to gasbuddy.com, that’s still $0.03.5 a litre less than the B.C. average, but it’s nearly $0.08.5 more than the national average.- Advertisement -Making any sense out of this appears next to impossible, as even oil and gas industry analysts are struggling with that challenge.One of the latest assessments however, has come from RBC Global Asset Managements Chris Beer, and he’s put the explanatory focus on the U.S. economy.In a recent Vancouver Sun article, he suggested the Americans are largely responsible for oil supply and demand being out of balance, and he noted the U.S. grew production by one million barrels a day last year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Duncan Cran aspires to build portable greenhouse for entire community

first_img“I really think that students should get back to nature and have the soil in their hands, and learn how to grow and plant their own food,” says Vice Principal of Duncan Cran Christine Todd. “We’ve been learning a lot about energy and our ecological footprint, and growing food locally or buying food locally and how that makes a difference in our energy use.”Todd says this year’s project will be benefit more than just Duncan Cran if it’s fully completed.“When we do activities and challenges like this, I like to think school-wide or community-wide just so it’s not affecting a small group of people,” Todd goes on to explain. “We as a school, we’re trying to decide what would be the most beneficial for the community – so that’s how we kind of got on this portable greenhouse idea.”- Advertisement -Todd hopes the portable greenhouse would be shared with different local schools – perhaps even for an entire year – as well as attending different community events like the Farmers’ Market. She’s also considering the idea of having small planters and a couple seeds given away to anybody who visits the greenhouse.The portable greenhouse is only in its initial phase of conception, according to Todd.“There are a couple ideas about where to actually get a physical school bus, and now it’s kind of ‘Do you have the money to backup what your project is?’” says Todd. “And then the next would be sitting down with the board office and developing it more because we don’t want it to be something that the board office has to be responsible for coming up with the money. We want it to be something that can kind of sustain itself and isn’t a burden on a particular group of people.”Advertisement This is the fourth year Duncan Cran is participating in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge – a partnership between Shell Canada and Canadian Geographic. They so far have won the past three years.Duncan Cran has 227 votes at the time of publication and hopes to garnish more so they can be accepted into the Top 10.Follow this link to watch the video and vote.Todd anticipates the winner will be announced sometime in mid-May.Advertisementlast_img read more

North Peace Community Choir performing at Carnegie Hall

first_imgChoir Director Rachel Casponi says the singers will participate in the 50th anniversary Handel’s Messiah performance of Distinguished Concerts International New York on Sunday November 29th, 2015.The choral concert invitation from the professional production company was extended by conductor Jonathon Griffith and follows what he calls the high quality of a previously submitted audition tape of the North Peace Cultural Centre performance of the Messiah last December.The close to 80 members of the local choir will now join with others to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International.- Advertisement -“So it will be a truly international-body,” says Casponi. “There will be choirs not only from all across Canada, but there will be people from all over the world that come together for this event.”Casponi says the choir will be going into New York will their rehearsed rendition, followed by two half-day clinics and workshop with Mr. Griffith.“He’s the artistic director and he’ll be conducting this work,” Casponi goes on to say. “So they’ll get lots of time with him leading them through, and it will be an incredible learning experience because the focus is also on education.”Advertisement Casponi adds, “This is strictly a program that invests in amateur choirs, and the goal is not to discover stars – it’s not ‘Choir Idol’, it’s to invest in choirs and education, and give them the [performance] opportunity.”The local choir will spend five days and four nights in the big apple preparing for the concert and is hoping for community funding support.It’s scheduled to present its spring concert tomorrow night, and the group will be one of three choirs, and the community band, performing at the Cultural Centre beginning at 7:00 p.m.Admission is $8 and there’s no charge for children 12 and under.Advertisementlast_img read more

Animal lovers and their furry friends show support in ending violence against animals

first_imgLocal residents and their dogs embarked upon Centennial Park yesterday morning for the SPCA’s Paws for a Cause event. Paws for a Cause is held every year with the intent of putting a stop to animal cruelty, while raising funds for pets that have been abused.North Peace SPCA branch manager Candace Buchamer said while the walk has been going on for at least 15 years locally, its focus has changed recently to help abused animals.“They did that within the last two years, they dubbed it the ‘walk to end animal cruelty.’ We do see a lot of neglect and cruelty in so many different areas. It’s something that we really want to try to get a better understanding for people about is what nowadays classed as appropriate care for animals,” she said.- Advertisement -She added the money helps in a number of areas relating to cruelty.“The good thing is, is that it can be used in so many different allocations. First and foremost it’s going to be used for cruelty investigation as well as medical care for animals that come in that are needing that whether it’s emergency surgeries or extended care for some animals,” she said,” she saidIt’s estimated the SPCA spends approximately $800 per animal that comes into the shelter as a result of cruelty, as oppose to $300 for healthy animals that are surrendered.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tevez must earn right to play -Shenhua

first_imgShanghai’s new coach Wu Jingui said earlier this month that the 33-year-old was overweight and would not play again until he shaped up, only to bring him on as a substitute for the derby at Shanghai SIPG days later.Tevez duly scored his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal this season, but SIPG went on to hammer struggling Shenhua 6-1.He was back on the bench in the next game but on Saturday was not included at all in the 3-1 home win over Guangzhou R&F.That sparked fresh conjecture about Tevez’s future in China, where he has failed to settle off the pitch and missed half the games injured.Shanghai Shenhua spokesman Ma Yue on Monday hit out at media reports suggesting Tevez and Wu — who replaced Gus Poyet when the Uruguayan quit two weeks ago — had fallen out and said communication between the pair was “very smooth”.Tevez “should have already realised, clearly, that he can’t be sure to be included in the starting line-up based on his fame only,” Ma wrote on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.Ma said the player had brought his own private fitness coach from Argentina to help him get fit and was doing additional training sessions every day.“All of the above is not to make excuses for Tevez, but I just want to say that he hasn’t given up like certain foreign media have said,” wrote Ma.Tevez, who made his name at Boca Juniors in Argentina before moves to Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, has struggled to settle in throughout his career.The CSL season ends in November and Tevez has hinted that he would like to return to Argentina and Boca.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlos Tevez, among the highest earners in football, has endured a miserable nine months in China and did not feature again at the weekend © AFP/File / Chandan KHANNASHANGHAI, China, Sep 25 – Handsomely paid Carlos Tevez cannot expect to play every game for the Shanghai Shenhua side just because of his famous name, the Chinese team warned on Monday, the latest twist in his turbulent spell with the club.The Argentine, among the highest earners in football on a reported $850,000 a week, has endured a miserable nine months in China and did not feature again at the weekend.last_img read more

Madrid demands the best even of ‘Galactico’ groundsman

first_img0Shares0000British groundskeeper Paul Burgess is used to dealing with pressure having been lured to Real in Galatico style in 2009 after winning Premier League groundsman of the year three times in 12 years at Arsenal © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Dec 21 – “The expectations of Real Madrid are to have the best,” they could easily be the words of world famous player or coach, but it is the club’s English groundsman Paul Burgess who is reflecting on the demanding culture at the Spanish giants.Burgess’s work will be seen by an estimated television audience of 650 million people when newly crowned world champions Madrid host Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday (1200GMT). However, he is used to dealing with that pressure having been lured to Real in Galatico style in 2009 after winning Premier League groundsman of the year three times in 12 years at Arsenal.“Real Madrid and Spain is like the dream move for anybody whether it be the groundsman, the footballer or the press officer,” Burgess told AFP on a cold and grey Madrid morning with preparations for the Clasico in full swing.“That’ll be the sunniest place in Madrid today,” he added pointing to the rows of high-powered lights beaming down on one side of a pitch that has to cope with plus 40 degree heat in summer and freezing temperatures in winter.“For El Clasico there is obviously more build-up, more cameras on the side of the pitch, everyone is talking about it so there is more pressure from the outside.”A two-week layoff since Real’s last home game, though, has ensured Burgess’s best work will be on show for the big day.“The pitch for El Clasico will be better than say a Champions League game because for a Champions League game you have the opposition training the night before,” he said.“Going into El Clasico we’ve got a two-week build up, the conditions look pretty good so the pitch will be in great condition not only for Real Madrid but also for Barcelona. It will be a nice pitch and the best team will win.”The best team in recent times has tended to be Madrid, who have won five trophies in a calendar year in 2017 for the first time in the club’s storied history.“100 percent,” joked the affable 39-year-old when quizzed as to how much success is down to him. “I think the pitch certainly adds value, but the bottom line is the pitch is the same for both teams and it is down to the team to perform on the day. We do our best to give them what they want.”– ‘Serious money’ at stake –Unlike Real’s star names and faces, though, Burgess tends to only get the criticism when things go wrong rather than acclaim as the trophies roll in.“The only time I get feedback is if there is a problem. That is the correct way. I don’t go round looking for compliments, I don’t say to Cristiano (Ronaldo) ‘nice goal’. That’s his job and my job is to produce a good surface.”He recalls a “tough” conversation with Jose Mourinho on the eve of the Portuguese’s first match in charge in 2010 due to a summer “outbreak of disease”.However, the importance of a perfect pitch isn’t just reflected in how good it looks on TV, but can be vital in keeping multi-million euro players fit.“They are paying serious money for these guys and they want them playing football, not injured. Something like 80 percent of injuries are non-contact with another player, so the only contact is with the grass.“That doesn’t mean 80 percent of injuries are the fault of the grass, it could be bad diet, fatigue, but certainly a percentage is down to the pitch so it is very important we have dialogue between the medical department and my department to try and create consistent, comfortable surfaces for them to play on.”That desire to stop avoidable injuries has seen Burgess travel the world looking at the latest technologies to bring back to the Bernabeu and Madrid’s vast Valdebebas training complex.“I’m always trying to be a bit of a pioneer in my industry. By doing that you do make mistakes as well, but you try to be at the forefront of any new technology and Real Madrid reap the rewards of that.“They invest in that, they should be applauded for what they are doing. They want to be the best and want to do everything they can to be the best.”Just like for players and coaches, that investment brings increased pressure.“When you are working for a big club it is more extreme. If we win it is the best thing in the world, if we lose it’s a disaster.“I’m just part of that, but we have more good days than bad days and that’s the important thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Barcelona through to Cup semis as Coutinho makes debut

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg football match against Espanyol January 25, 2018 © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Jan 26 – Lionel Messi scored what proved to be the winner as Barcelona beat Espanyol 2-0 to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday in a game that saw Philippe Coutinho make his long-awaited debut.Luis Suarez scored an early opener in the quarter-final second leg before Messi’s deflected effort gave Barcelona a 2-1 aggregate advantage as the holders overturned a 1-0 deficit from last week’s first leg. Messi had missed a penalty in that match as the leaders of La Liga were beaten for the first time since August, but they did enough on Thursday to join Sevilla, Valencia and Leganes in Friday’s draw for the last four.Coutinho was named on the bench for the first time since his 160 million-euro ($192 million) transfer from Liverpool earlier this month.The 25-year-old Brazilian was introduced midway through the second half in place of Andres Iniesta, entering the Camp Nou pitch to a huge roar from the home crowd.By that point Ernesto Valverde’s men had already turned the tie around against the club for whom Coutinho played on loan from Inter Milan in 2012.“We are placing a lot of hope in Coutinho,” said Valverde.“He is going to do well for us in the game. He can help us because he knows how to create, he’s good in the one-on-one situations.“He is also a player who’s able to see the free man. We know he can be a danger with a shot or a decisive pass. I think he made a good start.”Suarez headed in Aleix Vidal’s cross from the right at the back post in the ninth minute to open the scoring on the night and level the tie on aggregate.The Uruguayan has now scored seven times in Barcelona’s last six matches.Messi scored in the 25th minute, his shot beating goalkeeper Pau Lopez with the help of a sizeable deflection off Brazilian defender Naldo.It was Barcelona’s 4,000th goal at the Camp Nou in an official game.Barcelona, who have won the Copa del Rey in the last three seasons, had a host of chances to put the tie to bed but saw out the victory, with Espanyol unable to get the away goal that would have swung the tie.On Wednesday, Real Madrid were eliminated by Leganes, a 2-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu seeing them go out on away goals and increasing the pressure further on coach Zinedine Zidane.Valencia beat Alaves on penalties while Sevilla beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Tuesday for a 5-1 aggregate success.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs aim to gun down new-look Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 3, 2018 © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 9 – Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley this weekend aiming to crush the optimism created by the Gunners’ new-look forward line while the absent Riyad Mahrez will be missed by both teams at the Etihad.Elsewhere, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcome West Brom with the Italian manager’s job looking precarious following embarrassing back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford. Leaders Manchester City host Leicester, who will again be without Mahrez after he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders, while Manchester United travel to Newcastle and Southampton welcome back Virgil van Dijk in a Liverpool shirt.AFP Sport picks out three major Premier League talking points this weekend.Spurs to smother high-octane Arsenal?Excitement coursed around the Emirates last weekend as Arsenal’s club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut and Henrikh Mkhitaryan conjured three assists in a 5-1 demolition of Everton.A tougher task awaits at Wembley on Saturday against a high-flying Tottenham side, who have not lost in 11 games.Spurs are currently in fifth but would climb into third — at least temporarily — with victory and move seven points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal.Mauricio Pochettino’s squad looks in fine shape to handle the demands of three competitions in the coming months with the return of Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks and Serge Aurier from injury to complement the arrival of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.“Now we are 24 players and it will be tough to find a place in the starting XI for everyone — 24 players that fight to be on the starting XI every single game,” said the upbeat Spurs boss.Mahrez missed by both City sidesRiyad Mahrez could have been lining up for Manchester City this weekend and he should certainly be playing for Leicester.Saturday’s match at the Etihad will be the third consecutive league game the winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.Mahrez, 26, has not even trained with the mid-table Foxes since his dream move to the Premier League leaders collapsed.“Riyad is not available for Saturday’s game,” said Leicester boss Claude Puel, adding that he hoped the player could “get his head right” and return to the fold.Guardiola’s men could also do with extra numbers in attack as they prepare for a run of four games in four different competitions before the end of the month.Guardiola named just six substitutes for last weekend’s draw at Burnley, protesting that he did not have the numbers due to an injury crisis, particularly in attacking areas, with the club forced to deal with lengthy layoffs for Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.Conte’s last stand?Antonio Conte said he would not lose sleep over the possibility of losing his job following a 4-1 defeat at Watford and he has a great chance to turn the corner with a match against bottom club West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Monday.With a series of ominous-looking ties looming, failure to win could see a new boss put in charge for the business end of the season at a club used to dispensing with their managers just months after winning silverware.Chelsea face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 20 before visiting both Manchester United and Manchester City in the league and then making the return trip to the Camp Nou on March 14.Rafael Benitez, Avram Grant, Roberto di Matteo and Guus Hiddink (twice) have been drafted in to tide Chelsea over during the Roman Abramovich era.Di Matteo won the club’s only Champions League title in 2012, Benitez bagged the Europa League in 2013, Hiddink claimed the 2009 FA Cup and Grant was a penalty shootout away from winning the Champions League in 2008.Fixtures (6pm unless stated)SaturdayTottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (3:30pm), Everton v Crystal Palace, Stoke v Brighton, Swansea v Burnley, West Ham v Watford, Manchester City v Leicester City (8:30pm)SundayHuddersfield Town v Bournemouth (3pm), Newcastle United v Manchester United (5:15pm), Southampton v Liverpool (7:30pm)MondayChelsea v West Brom (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Barca visit presents CL stage Conte craves

first_img“We must be excited to play this type of game, especially against this team. I consider Barcelona one of the best teams in the world.”Conte also considers himself one of the best coaches in the world, referring to himself despite a recent 4-1 drubbing at Watford as “a winner.”He does so with some justification.In a glittering coaching career, Conte made Juventus title winners again with three consecutive Serie A titles after a five-year drought.He also surpassed expectations by leading an Italy side short on star names to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, and delivered the Premier League in his debut season at Chelsea.However, a second season slump at the Bridge and his fractious relationship with the club’s hierarchy means most believe the Italian won’t last at Chelsea beyond the end of the season at the latest.Whether it is to convince Roman Abramovich and close aid Marina Granovskaia he should remain in charge next season or to attract the attention of Europe’s other giants who may be looking for a coach come the summer, Conte needs Champions League nights to remember.His two years in the competition at Juventus ended in a 4-0 quarter-final aggregate thrashing from Bayern Munich and an embarrassing group stage exit behind Galatasaray.Conte complained then it was impossible for Italian sides to compete at the latter stages of the Champions League.It didn’t help his case then that his successor Massimiliano Allegri then led Juve to two Champions League finals in three seasons.– Conte’s money complaints –There have been similarities between Conte’s final days at Juventus and many of his public outbursts against the Chelsea ownership this season over his lack of input over recruitment and how much is spent.“I think I’m a bit of a disaster to convince the club to buy the players,” Conte said last week.“I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good to persuade their clubs to spend money and buy top players.”Conte may then welcome his meeting with the more softly-spoken Ernesto Valverde this week.Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde’s calm has restored stability to a club that badly needed a steady hand after a tumultuous summer © AFP/File / Josep LAGOIn Valverde’s eight-month spell in charge, Barca have smashed their club record transfer fee twice for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.Yet, it is in a very different way that Conte may be able to learn from Valverde as neither Dembele or Coutinho have made much impact on Barca opening up a seven-point La Liga lead and booking their place in the Copa del Rey final.Instead, Valverde has made the best of what he inherited to turn Barca from the depths of a pre-season crisis into potential treble winners.Neymar’s decision to walk out on the club for a world record 222 million euros to Paris Saint-Germain was a huge loss that Valverde has used as an opportunity to reconstruct a more solid side that maintains the firepower of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack.A change from Barca’s traditional 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 has seen them concede just once in their six Champions League games to date, and 11 times in 24 La Liga outings.Meanwhile, the space left unoccupied by Neymar has unleashed left-back Jordi Alba as an attacking threat.Alba was on target as Barca equalled a club record by avoiding defeat for a 31st straight La Liga game in a 2-0 win at Eibar on Saturday.Most of all, Valverde’s calm has restored stability to a club that badly needed a steady hand after a tumultuous summer.That may be the lesson Conte and Chelsea can learn from most of all before careering towards another messy divorce at the end of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte considers himself one of the best coaches in the world © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Barcelona’s visit to Chelsea on Tuesday gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe’s greatest coaches.“To play against Barcelona is a great challenge for us,” Conte said after easing the pressure on his job with back-to-back home wins over West Brom and Hull in the past week.last_img read more

Alberta test case: Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

first_img“You would think these assets fit under that discussion,” he said. “They keep talking about wanting to rework the existing policy they have for ensuring assets are properly looked after. At some point they’re going to have to be proactive and take steps to make sure that happens.”Pieridae spokesman James Millar said in an email that Shell will cover any contamination from when it owned the sites — although that doesn’t include the cost of reclaiming the sites themselves.Millar wrote that Pieridae is “still working through” those costs.“We did consider the asset retirement obligation of the assets before we purchased them.” He points out that Shell had planned to close the field, which would have been a severe blow to nearby communities such as Pincher Creek. Pieridae plans a new drilling program and says the purchase would be profitable almost right away.Advertisement The regulator has promised a closer eye on licence transfers to ensure purchasers are able to cover reclamation costs.“We … are broadening our assessment processes to allow for a more holistic approach to assess a company’s ability to address its end-of-life obligations,” said an email from regulator spokesman Shawn Roth.“The AER will assess the proposed transfer to determine whether regulatory requirements have been satisfied and whether a security deposit will be required.”The Shell-Pieridae sale is a test case, suggested Shaun Fluker, a University of Calgary law professor.Advertisement CALGARY — The possible transfer of hundreds of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company has raised concerns about Alberta’s efforts to ensure taxpayers don’t get stuck with the cleanup bill.“My faith that the (regulator) is making some form of really careful stress test on these companies is just not there,” said Mike Judd, a retired guide and outfitter who lives in the middle of the gas field and has filed a statement of concern over the sale.Last summer, Shell Canada agreed to sell 284 wells, 66 facilities and 82 pipelines in the southern Alberta foothills to Pieridae Energy, a Calgary-based company with a market value less than the price of the assets. Its stock price is under $1.- Advertisement -The purchase is part of a plan to move Alberta gas to a yet-to-be-built, $10-billion liquefied natural gas plant in Nova Scotia, from where it would be shipped to Europe. Pieridae says it is eligible for a $4.5-billion loan from the German government for the project.The Alberta Energy Regulator must approve the transfer, a decision it must make as it copes with a growing list of wells, pipelines and other infrastructure abandoned by companies that went bankrupt during the energy price slump.Since January, the number of wells transferred to the Orphan Well Association has increased to 3,400 from 3,100. Alberta’s cleanup spending is budgeted at $70 million by 2023 — a more than 50 per cent increase in otherwise belt-tightening times.Advertisement The Canadian Presscenter_img This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2019.— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitter Fluker said Albertans deserve more than company assurances that those who profit from the province’s resources are able to clean up their mess. This sale is a chance to establish clear, publicly understood rules for such transfers, he said.“Why not … impose what (the regulator) says it’s looking at, which is real timelines for reclamation and things like that? It’s a good opportunity.” Judd just wants to be able to believe that the wells and pipelines pumping toxic sour gas near his home will be cleaned up safely.“Our children and our grandchildren are going to end up with an environmental cleanup that is way beyond their capability to deal with,” he said.“We in Alberta have gotten way too used to backroom deals and backroom regulators that are not transparent.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Picture: When Rio met Moose in Rio

first_img Picture: When Rio met Moose in Rio Rio Ferdinand was a guest on Hawksbee & Jacobs earlier this afternoon, discussing his move to QPR, his thoughts on Manchester United ahead of the new season, and his new role as a TV pundit this season.He also revealed the story behind this remarkable picture that was taken in Brazil this summer! 1last_img

Everton to announce plans for a new stadium

first_img Goodison Park, the home of Everton Everton will announce plans for a new stadium within the Liverpool city boundary, talkSPORT understands.The Toffees have played at Goodison Park since 1892, but the club are now ready to explain their plans for the future.Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast show, talkSPORT’s Merseyside correspondent said: “I understand Everton will announce later this week news of a new stadium within the Liverpool city boundary.“Goodison Park is a great old ground and produces a tremendous atmosphere, but they do need a new ground and the news will be welcomed by everybody.“I don’t think the new ground will be far away from Goodison Park.” 1last_img read more

Kane savours ‘great night’ after netting first Tottenham hat-trick

first_imgHarry Kane was left to reflect on a “great night” at White Hart Lane as his first career hat-trick led Tottenham to a 5-1 Europa League victory over Asteras Tripoli.The England Under-21 striker not only scored his first treble for Spurs but ended the clash in goal after Hugo Lloris’ late sending-off.Unfortunately it wasn’t a dream stint in the net, as he immediately conceded a calamitous free-kick to gift the Greek side a consolation.Nevertheless, the youngster was delighted with the big home win.“It was an eventful night to say the least,” said 21-year-old Kane, who has six goals in five Europa League appearances this season.“It was great to get my first professional hat-trick for Spurs and then stepping in goal, letting in the late free-kick was obviously one to forget.”He added: “I actually fancied in goal myself to be honest!“I hoped it would hit the wall and when it came wobbling at me I probably should have just kicked it away.“Obviously I’m a bit disappointed and I felt bad for the defenders who had done well all night, and Hugo who was brilliant.“In fairness I think I’ll leave that to the keepers from now on, but it was a fun night and we as a team are very happy with the victory.”Looking back on his three goals, the forward added: “The first was a sweet strike.“When it left the foot I knew it had a chance and fortunately it came off the post and went in which is always nice.“I thought it was good to get the second and third as well, extra goals when the team is dead on their feet and when we want to start killing off teams and getting the five goals was great.”Team-mate Erik Lamela threatened to steal the limelight from Kane with two awe-inspiring strikes of his own.The Argentina forward brought the White Hart Lane crowd to their feet on the half-hour mark with a spellbinding ‘rabona’ strike from the edge of the box, and doubled his tally after the break with a fine volley.Kane was pleased to see the Argentine get on the scoresheet, adding that the whole Spurs team are well aware of his technical quality.“He’s got that in the locker, I’ve seen him do it on the training ground,” said the striker.“It was unbelievable technique from him to be able to pull that off, and to even try that on the big stage.“I think I’ll leave that to him, just like id’ leave the goalkeeping to Hugo!“But I’m very happy for Erik for his two goals, they were both top finishes.”last_img read more

Gibbs set to start against Slovenia after Baines’ training injury

first_img Kieran Gibbs in action for Arsenal Kieran Gibbs is set to start England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia after Leighton Baines was injured in training.The Arsenal defender is the only other left-back in the squad, leaving him as the obvious choice to replace the Everton man.Roy Hodgson had to submit a 23-man squad to UEFA on Thursday and Manchester United star Luke Shaw was not included.The 19-year-old is not allowed to be added at this stage, despite Baines’ injury in training on Friday, and that leaves Gibbs in line to win his fifth cap against the European side.A Football Association spokesman said: “Leighton Baines has withdrawn from the England squad and will miss the games against Slovenia and Scotland.“The Everton defender picked up an injury in training on Friday morning and will return to his club for treatment.“No further call-ups will be made at this time.” 1last_img read more

Rashford says on right track despite lack of game time

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scores the opening goal against Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 10, 2018 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 12 – Marcus Rashford is confident his development will not suffer from a lack of game time after scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Liverpool on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up.Saturday’s match at Old Trafford was Rashford’s first Premier League start since Boxing Day, and just his third in all competitions in 2018, but there was little evidence of rust as second-placed United put further distance between themselves and their bitter rivals. “In these types of games, when the pressure is on you, you just be yourself and I think that’s what seems to happen in these games and the team seems to react well, when maybe we don’t react as well in other games,” said the 20-year-old.Rashford boosted his chances of earning another start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday — the first leg of the last-16 tie finished 0-0 — but he said he was doing most of his learning on the training pitch.“Right now, I’m probably not learning the most on the pitch,” said the former academy graduate, who hopes to play a key role for England at the World Cup in Russia.“In training is where I’m doing most of my learning. You have to take it into the game and today it worked.“Personally, taking the confidence from this game into the next games is important.”Rashford, who faces fierce competition for a starting spot from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, said he did not feel the need to express his frustrations to manager Jose Mourinho.“He doesn’t have to (speak to me),” said the forward. “In football you are going to be up, you’re going to be down.“The most important thing is sticking together as a squad. Everyone turns up every day for training, we all work hard, we all do the necessary things.“We are all in it together. Sometimes you are in the team, sometimes you are not in the team.”Fellow academy graduate Lingard, who had to bide his time at Old Trafford before making an impact, backed his friend to succeed.“It’s good that you can be around him to have a laugh and reassure him that it’s going to come good and that if he gets a chance he will perform, and he has done that today,” he said.“It’s a big club with big players and for players like me and Marcus it’s going to be tough to start every game but once you are on the pitch you have got to make an impact and maybe next game you will be playing. But you’ve got to always work hard, and he does.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal away form is ‘baffling’, says Wenger

first_imgHowever, second half goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie inflicted a ninth away defeat of the season on Arsenal.Although the Europa League semi-finalists remain in sixth spot, the gap with seventh placed Burnley is now just two points.“It is a little bit of the story of the season away from home; we went 1-0 up, we don’t put the game to bed and we made mistakes defensively,” Wenger said.“It’s baffling how we lost this game today because from those chances we lose 2-1. On the other hand, the result is there.“How do we address it? By not making the same errors we have up to now, it’s quite baffling because traditionally we have been very strong away from home.“I believe as well that this week we had to give a lot on Thursday night and the players who played on Thursday night you could see the game was a bit in their legs.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger oversees a training session before his club’s Europa League match against CSKA MoscowNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Apr 16- Arsene Wenger admits he finds Arsenal’s away form “baffling” after they suffered yet another defeat on the road at Newcastle United.The Gunners boasted a half-time lead at St James’s Park after Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock, and they had chances to increase that advantage.last_img read more

Time-wasting targeted by football lawmakers: report

first_img0Shares0000Substitutions after 90 minutes may be forbidden by football’s lawmakers in a bid to crack down on time-wasting one of them has told The Times © IKIMAGES/AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 26 – Time-wasting is to be tackled by football’s lawmaking body the International Football Association Board (IFAB), British daily The Times reported on Friday.Measures such as forbidding substitutions after 90 minutes — which is seen as a habitual tactic to wind down the clock — could be looked at, the board member who spoke with The Times said. Also players may be ordered to take the shortest route off the pitch when they are substituted rather than trudge across the pitch towards the dug outs shaking hands with team-mates which is often the case — this is already being tested in junior tournaments.According to The Times substitutions after 90 minutes have happened in 24.3 per cent of Premier League matches since the start of last season, up 3 per cent since 2012.The average playing time for a Premier League match is 55 minutes 9 seconds this season but varies markedly.The nadir in terms of playing time has been the clash between Cardiff City and Burnley on September 30 with fans witnessing 42 minutes 2 seconds of action although it did produce three goals — Burnley winning 2-1.“Looking at ways to cut down on time-wasting, speed up the game and increase playing time is one of our priorities,” the member of the IFAB board told the paper.“A rule to say there should be no substitutions during added-on time is an interesting one and could work well.“Referees add on 30 seconds for a substitution but in practice it can eat up a lot more time than that.“There would, however, need to be trials to see if there are any unforeseen ramifications.”According to the newspaper IFAB are looking into other ways of speeding up play.Ideas mooted include players inside their own penalty area being able to receive goalkicks and the ball can be moving when taking freekicks.The proposals will be discussed at IFAB’s advisory panels next month ahead of the annual meeting in March next year.IFAB consists of the four British associations —- they owe their position on the board due to the game originating in the British Isles — and governing body FIFA.The FA and its fellow associations have one vote apiece whilst FIFA have four with six votes required to introduce new laws.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Expect strong AFC in three months-Kavazovic

first_img0Shares0000New AFC Leopards head coach Nikola Kavazovic issues instructions at half time during their friendly match against Wazito FC at the Camp Toyoyo ground on November 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – New AFC Leopards head coach Nikola Kavazovic has warned that his squad will be a totally ferocious animal after three months when he will be done moulding Ingwe into the shape he desires, having taken over from Rodolfo Zapata.The Serb who arrived in the country last month says his philosophy is slowly taking shape at the club and has described their current state as ‘50pc of a top team in Africa’. “I must improve all the players that I have now individually so that all of them can answer basic demands of the game and what I want as well. After that we will watch a powerful Leopards by my vision in two or three months,” the tactician said.The Serbian comes into the team with a pedigree of helping a little known Township Rollers in Botswana to their first ever appearance in the CAF Champions League Group stage having led them to the domestic league title and at AFC he knows the demands don’t come less.-Two decadesIngwe last won the KPL title in 1998 and two decades on, the revolving door of coaches has swung open and closed with none of the occupants of the hot seat able to find a solution to the league title thirst.AFC Leopards players walk out at half time during a friendly match at the Camp Toyoyo GroundKavazovic, with huge confidence bellowing off his breath believes he will turn the squad into a title winning outfit and has only asked for time and patience from fans.On what he expects from his debut season with the 12-time league champions, Kavazovic has clearly stated he wants to make the side at par with the best in the continent.“I don’t know any teams yet in the KPL, but since I played in the Champions League group stages last season, I can compare with other top African teams and I can say at the moment we are on some 50pc of a top African team,” the tactician pointed out.The tactician has also read a riot act to the players to ensure they are in top form throughout, even as he states that some players who were part of the team last season are not part of his plans.-Ezekiel OderaOne player conspicuously absent from his sessions is striker Ezekiel Odera who was one of the club’s top performers last season.“This is a matter that is currently being dealt with internally by the club,” the Serb said when asked about the future of the former Nairobi City Stars and KCB forward.Meanwhile, Kavazovic says he will put some bit of more emphasis on the youth team, hinting that his assistant who arrived in the country in two weeks will be charged with developing the squad.“In the board meeting with the team, we have decided to put full attention on the youth. I will let three or four youth team players join the senior team in training every day to make them feel the experience and I think with this way, we can build a good squad for the future,” the coach further stated.AFC’s first game of the new season will be at home against Kariobangi Sharks on December 8.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp banking on Chelsea to slow City charge

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Filippo MONTEFORTELONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 7 – Jurgen Klopp will be desperately hoping Chelsea can slow down Manchester City’s title charge this weekend as he balances his Premier League ambitions with a Champions League decider against Napoli.Unbeaten Liverpool are clinging on in the title race — scoring deep into added time against Everton last week and recovering from a goal down to beat Burnley on Wednesday to move just two points behind City. Elsewhere, all eyes will again be on the next instalment in the Old Trafford soap opera, with stuttering Manchester United hosting bottom club Fulham.Tottenham — yet to register a single draw in the Premier League this season — are away to Leicester. Arsenal play lowly Huddersfield.AFP Sports picks out some of the main talking points ahead of the weekend fixtures in the Premier League.Chelsea seek to arrest slideChelsea were unbeaten in their first 12 Premier League games, determinedly hanging on to the coat-tails of Manchester City and LiverpoolChelsea’s defeat against Wolves was their second in three matches © AFP / GEOFF CADDICKBut if they lose to Pep Guardiola’s league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday they will be looking at a yawning gap of 13 points — and it would be their third defeat in four league games.Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has urged his teammates to forget about the gap, which already looks ominously big.“If we lose we are going to be 13 points from the top and that’s a lot of points but we have to think, prepare for the game well and not pay attention to the table at the moment,” he said. “It’s the perfect opportunity to come back.”Does Mourinho know his best team?Jose Mourinho is desperately casting around for solutions to the malaise at Old Trafford — but is all the chopping and changing hindering, rather than helping?Jose Mourinho is trying to find the solution to Manchester United’s poor form © AFP / Oli SCARFFManchester United have made a total of 46 changes to their starting XI in the Premier League so far this season, including seven changes on Wednesday against Arsenal — more than any other team in the competitionFormer United defender Rio Ferdinand is concerned over the tinkering.“Something needs to be done,” Ferdinand said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport. “The common thing that we’ve seen with this team under Mourinho is changes every week — changes, changes, changes.“That doesn’t bode well for me in terms of the players and for the team because you need to form relationships within a team and you can’t do that when there’s chopping and changing, week in and week out.”Will Klopp ring changes again?Jurgen Klopp made seven changes for his side’s midweek match against Burnley — starting without any of the front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the first time since September 2017.Jurgen Klopp is balancing Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions Leagues aspirations © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEDespite a scare at Turf Moor, Liverpool won 3-1, taking their tally to 39 points after 15 matches — more than any other Anfield side in history.On Tuesday they face Napoli at Anfield with the prospect of crashing out of the Champions League group stage just over six months after reaching the final — but first they must negotiate a trip to high-flying Bournemouth.Arsenal: a team of two halvesFor a side that is unbeaten in 20 matches, Arsenal have the curious record of not once leading at half-time in a Premier League game this season.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 10 Premier League goals for Arsenal this season © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFWednesday was no different, as Manchester United pegged them back to reach half-time at 1-1.But Arsenal have scored more second-half goals than any other team — 25 — and four points in their past two games against Spurs and United suggest Unai Emery is adding steel to a side that had flatlined under Arsene Wenger.Fixtures (6pm unless stated)SaturdayBournemouth v Liverpool (3:30pm), Arsenal v Huddersfield, Burnley v Brighton, Cardiff v Southampton, Manchester United v Fulham, West Ham v Crystal Palace, Chelsea v Manchester City (8:30pm), Leicester v Tottenham (10:45pm)SundayNewcastle v Wolves (7pm)MondayEverton v Watford (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chapa Dimba heads to Nyanza this weekend

first_img“Over 200 teams from Nyanza region took part in the preliminary rounds of the tournament and we can’t wait to see the top 8 in action this weekend. The fact that new winners will be crowned adds even more excitement to this particular regional final,” said Morris Onyango, the Nyanza tournament regional coordinator.In the boys’ semifinals, Nyamira Springs will play Victory Strikers from Kisii while Kuria’s Nyamaharaga will take on Manyatta boys.In the girls’ category, Manyatta Girls will face Kisii United while Migori Education Centre will take on NCEOD Queens from Homabay.This is the second regional final of the season after Western region crowned Blue Saints and Bishop Njenga Girls, at Bukuhungu stadium last month to represent the region in the national final.Meanwhile defending national boys’ champions Kapenguria Heroes failed to make it past the group stages after losing their North West Rift branch final to St. Antony’s Solidarity Boys.The exit of Kapenguria means that this season’s tournament will have new winners in both the boys’ and girls’ categories following the elimination of Plateau Queens.After the regional finals, the qualifying teams will move on to the grand finale set for June 2019 in Meru where the winning teams will each walk away with Sh1mn in prize money.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LaLiga Global Head Marketing and Partnership Gregory Bolle (Left), in company of Football Kenya Federation Chairman Nick Mwendwa and Safaricom Director Financial Services Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, vibrantly share their enthusiasm in celebration of the official launch of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 – The Nyanza Region will have new Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Champions this weekend after holders Plateau Queens and Ombek Red Devils were eliminated in the group stages.The Moi Stadium in Kisumu will host the finals on Saturday and Sunday where teams will square it out to inherit the throne, clinch the trophy and Sh200,000 cash reward that comes with it and above all, players hope to earn a chance in the select team that will travel for a training camp in Spain.last_img read more

Stars hire professional Chef services in Paris

first_img0Shares0000Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo, based in Belgium prepares lunch for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 13 – Harambee Stars players were beginning to get a little bit homesick, not much because they are missing their people back at home, but because they were yet, if any chance, to get used to the food at their training base in Marcoussis, Paris.The players were in low tones complaining that the food provided at their training facility didn’t appeal much to them and they needed a Kenyan touch on the menu to give them full satisfaction as well as a taste of what they are used to back home. Winger Ayub Timbe reached out to a long term friend in Belgium, a Kenyan Chef who has been in Europe for the last 13 years and had been providing him with a taste of home food during his stint before he moved to China.And on Thursday morning, the Chef, Tony Nzomo, arrived at their base in Paris from Belgium and set out their lunch and dinner as well as breakfast for the next day.“I feel really honored to be coming here to serve my nation in this capacity. I have served the nation in different capacities but this is special to me most importantly because I am a former sportsman and most of these players have been my friends for a long time,” Nzomo told Capital Sport.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo, based in Belgium arrives in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe professional Chef who worked at the Kenyan embassy in Brussels from 2006 to 2013 having arrived in Belgium from the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, previously played hockey from Menengai High School to Nakuru Athletic Club and coached several schools around the capital city before venturing into career.He is currently working in Belgium at one of the biggest bio organic hotels in the capital Brussels, having left his job at the embassy.“I have known most of these players from when they were starting. I have seen them grow… the likes of Aboud (Omar), Mugubi (Wanyama), Timbe.. and a host of many other Kenyans who have been in Belgium. It gives me so much joy seeing them here preparing for the Cup of Nations and further being here serving them and serving my country, it’s like a dream come true,” the Chef stated.“I have known him for a while and he is a good guy. Finally we will get to eat some bit of Kenyan food. Everyone is happy,” Timbe said.With the Chefs at the facility having already prepared a menu and planned for the entire stay of the team in Marcoussis, Nzomo will only make a few additions.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo poses with one of the chefs in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“They are saying they miss Ugali, Mandazi, Mahamri, Samosas etc so I will try to make some for them. There is a plan already so for me it is just to better what is there like add some spices to make the food tastier and get a bit of a Kenyan feel in the chicken, the rice etc,” explained the professional chef.Nzomo who has his own Facebook recipe page with almost 60,000 followers will also accompany the team to Cairo for the Africa Cup of Nations.It is a common practice for teams to travel with their own culinary teams for major tournaments. When Portugal camped at this same facility ahead of their conquest in the 2016 Euros, they shut down the place and came with their own kitchen team.A viral photo a few years back showed Kenya’s national women’s volleyball team, Malkia Strikers, heading out of the airport with bales of maize flour as they went out to Japan for a World Championship event.For a sportsman, diet is one of the most fundamental things.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo poses with one of the chefs in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I have been a sportsman before and I know what needs are there and what kinds of food they should eat for example less fats, less acids, less sugar, a bit of carbohydrates… so that makes me well placed to be here,” Nzomo added.Well, for the next few days, the Stars players are going to enjoy some bit of ugali for lunch. Bonnappetit!-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Paris, France- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Madagascar tongue-twisters tackle Tunisia for semis place

first_img0Shares0000Madagascar midfielder Anicet Andrianantenaina (R) tackles Democratic Republic of Congo forward Elia Meschak during an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Egypt © AFP / Giuseppe CACACECAIRO, Egypt, Jul 10 – Before the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Egypt last month, Madagascar were best known for the tongue-twisting surnames of players such as Anicet Andrianantenaina and Charles Andriamahitsinoro.Now, 20 days into the biennial tournament, the Indian Ocean islanders have stunned three-time champions Nigeria and are preparing to face Tunisia on Thursday in the last quarter-final. While France-born coach Nicolas Dupuis insists “the team is the star”, midfielder Andrianantenaina and forward Andriamahitsinoro have caught the eye.Bulgaria-based Andrianantenaina was among the 11 footballers chosen by a Confederation of African Football (CAF) panel as the best in the 36-match group phase.Andriamahitsinoro, who plays for a Saudi Arabian club, made the substitutes’ list in the group ‘dream team’, and his two goals have put him in contention for the Golden Boot award.“The coach is correct to say the team is the star and, sometimes, an individual will stand out when we need him to. That is our strength,” explained Andriamahitsinoro.He stands out on the field because he has blond dyed hair and is tall in a squad of mostly medium-height footballers.Tunisia coach Alain Giresse says his first target of a last-eight place has been achieved, adding: “We are capable of lifting the trophy 15 years after doing so for the first time.”Here, AFP Sport looks at Thursday’s last-eight matches as Algeria face the Ivory Coast in a clash of former champions before Madagascar meet 2004 winners Tunisia.Madagascar v TunisiaThe countries have met competitively only twice with Tunisia winning 1-0 at home and 2-0 away in 2002 World Cup qualifying.Since then, Tunisia hosted and won a Cup of Nations while Madagascar became so weak that the Democratic Republic of Congo went to Antananarivo three years ago and won a qualifier 6-1.Madagascar forward Charles Andriamahitsinoro (B) tussles for possession with Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Jacques Maghoma during an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Egypt © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOBut while unimpressive Tunisia reached the quarter-finals with four straight draws — a penalty shootout win over Ghana was officially classified as a draw — Madagascar blossomed.Apart from the 2-0 triumph over African powerhouses Nigeria, they defeated fellow debutants Burundi and held Guinea and DR Congo playing eye-pleasing football.Should Madagascar eliminate vastly more experienced Tunisia, they will become the first Cup of Nations debutants since South Africa in 1996 to reach the semi-finals.Algeria v Ivory CoastThis clash extends one of the great rivalries in the tournament with the Ivorian Elephants winning three and the Algerian Desert Foxes two of seven previous meetings.Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez (third right) celebrates after scoring against Guinea in the last 16 match © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIWhen they last met, in a 2015 quarter-final, Ivory Coast triumphed 3-1 with Serey Die part of the winning team while the losing line-up included Riyad Mahrez.The midfielders, who have contrasting roles with Die primarily a destroyer and Mahrez a creator, captain the teams in Suez four years later.Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi believes his team, the only survivors with a 100 percent record in Egypt, can go all the way, saying: “It does not cost anything to be ambitious.”Rival coach Ibrahim Kamara is saying little during this Cup of Nations while a side boasting star attackers like Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha has yet to sparkle.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SP FATHER AND SON ALIVE BUT SCARRED

first_img“I felt we weren’t going to make it,” Brown said Wednesday, recounting their harrowing ordeal off the Washington coast Sunday. “Half the time I couldn’t even look at him because of my fear.” Together, the 37-year-old man known as “Big Eddie” and his son, Eddie Brown Jr., survived. They pulled an exhausted fellow crewman out of the water and onto their skiff and watched their fishing boat sink but could do nothing to save their skipper and his girlfriend, who drowned with their dog. The day began with the group traveling from Warrington, Ore., aboard the 70-foot Papa George, fishing for sardines off the Oregon and Washington coast. “We went out, and the weather was rough,” the father said. Rain poured down, and the swells rocked the boat as the crew pulled in 45 tons of fish. Big Eddie took a job with the fishing crew nine months ago when a man offered him a job at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro. His son, a recent graduate of Lancaster High School known as “Little Eddie,” joined the crew a week ago. As Little Eddie worked in the skiff, bouncing on the water, riding the giant swells, skipper David Starbuck, a 61-year-old fisherman with 45 years of experience at sea, laughed with Big Eddie. They watched Little Eddie riding the waves, calling him a greenhorn. But Starbuck told Big Eddie that he was an excellent skiff driver. “It was a little intense,” Little Eddie said. About midafternoon, Starbuck decided enough was enough. The ocean was too rough to stay. He ordered the men to bring the skiff on board. He told them not to take the time to chain it down. He knew it was time to quickly return to shore. “He said, `We gotta get out of here,”‘ the father said. Swells crashed onto the deck. Water poured on board, too fast for engineer Marcus Thomas to pump it away. Saltwater flooded the engine room. The boat began listing, its back side almost completely submerged. The boat was going down and they knew it. “I was terrified,” the son said. Little Eddie yelled at his dad for the skiff. The father pushed on the hydraulics to release the vessel and some slack from the rope that connected it to the boat. The Papa George rolled onto its side, throwing the son back onto the deck. “I was completely vulnerable,” the son said. “I kind of panicked a little bit.” Father and son plunged into the water. “Swim! Swim!” the father screamed to his son. Little Eddie made his way toward the 14-foot skiff. Climbing aboard, Big Eddie cut the rope that connected the skiff to the boat so it wouldn’t get dragged under. The son joined him, taking his place at the driver. “I just was real spooked,” the son said. “It was just us and the water.” From the bobbing skiff, the Browns could see Ethel Zelaya, their skipper’s 37-year-old girlfriend, emerging from the boat’s wheelhouse as the vessel continued to sink. Starbuck had pushed her and his pit bull, Booter, out the window in an effort to save them. Big Eddie yelled at her: “Let the dog go, Ethel!” She wouldn’t. Zelaya and the dog were pulling each other in different directions as she tried to swim toward the skiff. “She’s trying to come to us,” Big Eddie said. “He’s trying to go to the skipper. That dog had never left the skipper’s side.” They kept yelling at her, but she would not let go of the dog. Thomas emerged from the ocean, making his way toward the skiff. The Browns struggled to pull him aboard. The San Pedro resident tumbled into the skiff, exhausted and gasping for air. The Browns turned their attention to Zelaya, who no longer had hold of the dog. The pet was gone. Zelaya instead clutched a survival suit encased in a bag. It kept her afloat. Just as they went to grab her, they saw Starbuck’s face nearby under the water. Believing Zelaya was safe, they went for Starbuck. Big Eddie yelled to Zelaya to hold on. Little Eddie steered toward the skipper. The Brown men reached over the skiff, grabbed him and struggled to pull him aboard. The Browns and Thomas yelled, “Come on Buck. Don’t give up!” But he was already dead. Realizing Starbuck was gone, they turned their attention back to Zelaya. She floated nearby, no longer clinging to the floating life suit. They pulled her lifeless body from the water. As they tried to revive her, they saw the Papa George roll over and sink. Zelaya, meanwhile, was dead. In just five minutes, the Papa George was gone, two people and a dog were dead, and three San Pedro men sat breathless aboard a skiff, rocking on strong swells, 15 miles off the coast. “It happened so fast,” Big Eddie said. “It happened so fast.” Big Eddie hoped that Starbuck had made a mayday call. He hoped that the emergency beacon signaled their need for help. As it turned out, neither had happened. They were alone at sea. “No one knew that we sank,” he said. They made a group decision. No one would be left at sea. They kept the bodies on board, although they knew the weight might hamper their own efforts to get to safety. Little Eddie knew he had filled the 100-gallon fuel tank two days earlier. It had no gauge, but he figured it held about 75 gallons, plenty to go 15 miles. To preserve the fuel, he operated at half-throttle, steering through the swells. Although they were moving, they had no idea if they were making any progress toward land or just staying in one place. The father said he prayed. But Big Eddie never expressed any doubts about making it to the beach. “I knew we were at the mercy of the ocean,” Big Eddie said. His son, however, stayed positive as he drove. “My son said, `Dad, we’re going to be all right.’ He told me, `We are going to make it.”‘ After three hours, the men made it to the beach at Ocean Park in Long Beach, Wash. The three men jumped from the skiff and ran onto the sand. “Me and my son hugged,” the father said. “We cried and hugged. We were so relieved we were on land.” A woman who had seen them from the beach called 911. Police and the U.S. Coast Guard arrived. But by then, the men had made it to safety on their own. Pacific County firefighters took them to their District 1 station, gave the men hot coffee and let them take hot showers. They gave them clean clothes and fed them pizza. None of the men suffered any injuries. Coroner’s officials collected the bodies of Starbuck and Zelaya to return to their families. “They were wonderful people,” Big Eddie said. The men called Starbuck a hero for putting his crew first, sacrificing himself as he was the last to jump for safety. They question if they could have done more for Zelaya – but they believe she saw her fiance and dog die, and they wonder whether she purposely let go of the life suit to join them. When the Brown men talked later Sunday in their hotel room, Little Eddie told his father he always took life for granted. Not anymore. Little Eddie, however, said he doubts he ever will return to fishing. He continues to see the boat going down and the faces of the people who died. Big Eddie said he plans to continue his fishing career, especially when squid season returns to Southern California. “That experience for me and my son was a confirmation from God that we were meant to be alive together,” he said. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER Eddie Brown Sr. spotted the sea bird lying on its back, its webbed feet visible as it floated on the storm-tossed ocean. The San Pedro fisherman didn’t tell his 18-year-old son what he was thinking: If that bird couldn’t survive the 6- to 8-foot swells 15 miles out to sea, how could they? last_img

PIONEERS AND HEROES

first_imgNathaniel Narbonne High School, Harbor City: Shortly after settling in the area in 1852, Nathaniel Narbonne bought 3,000 acres along Western Avenue in present-day Lomita and Harbor City, reaching south to Peck Park in San Pedro for 171/2 cents an acre. He worked for Phineas Banning as a clerk and raised sheep on the land. He formed the Narbonne Ranch Water Co., the first supplier of water to the Lomita area. He died in 1881, three days before his 54th birthday, while fighting a fire in his wheat field. Billy Mitchell Elementary School, Lawndale: Born in Milwaukee to French parents in 1879, Billy Mitchell later enlisted in the Wisconsin infantry for the Spanish-American War. As an air commander in World War I, Mitchell led a bombing attack in the Ardennes Forest in September 1918. After the war, Mitchell criticized the Navy Department, calling for the creation of a separate Air Force branch. He was demoted in 1925, then accused the Navy of “incompetency, criminal negligence” and treason. He was court marshaled. A decade after his 1936 death, the chief of staff of the newly created Air Force awarded him a congressional medal. Dolores Huerta Elementary School, Lennox: Dolores Huerta was born in New Mexico in 1930, but raised in Stockton by her single mother. As a union organizer for migrant workers in the 1960s, she met Cesar Chavez and helped form the union eventually known as United Farm Workers. From 1968 to 1969, she coordinated an East Coast boycott of table grapes. She had 11 children, including four with Cesar Chavez’s brother Richard. She is currently secretary-treasurer emeritus of the UFW. Bert Lynn Middle School, Torrance: After graduating from Alfred University in New York with a ceramic engineering degree, Bert Lynn served in the Navy during World War II. He ran Lynn Brick Works. As an activist in 1960, he helped defeat Torrance Unified’s first school modernization bond measure. A year later he was elected to the Board of Education and served there until 1972, clashing often during his tenure with Superintendent J.H. Hull. He died of cancer in 1972. Opal Robinson Elementary School, Manhattan Beach: In 1926, Opal Robinson started teaching third grade before she was named principal at Grand View Elementary. She organized the local PTA in 1933. In the 1940s and 1950s, Robinson served in several administrative positions, before retiring in 1959 as the educational services administrator. In 1955, Morningside School was renamed in her honor. She was active in various community groups until her death in 1988. Phineas Banning High School, Wilmington: Known as the father of the Port of Los Angeles, Phineas Banning drove a stagecoach in San Pedro before starting his own staging business. In the 1850s, Banning and investors purchased the area of Wilmington for port expansion, naming it after the Delaware town of Banning’s birth. He served in the state Senate in the 1870s. On a business trip to San Francisco, Banning was struck by a street car and, in 1885, died from his injuries. Zela Davis Elementary School, Hawthorne: Davis started teaching in the Hawthorne School District in 1923. Four years later, she became the first female principal when she took over Williams School (later consolidated with Davis Elementary). She retired in 1964. Less than a year later, the district named the school after her. She died in 1984 in Torrance. Bud Carson Middle School, Hawthorne: Carson taught physical education in the Hawthorne School District for 44 years, beginning at Hawthorne Middle School and then transferring to Yukon Intermediate in 1967. The school was renamed in his honor in 2005. Alice McLellan Birney Elementary School, Redondo Beach: Birney was a founder of the first nationwide Parent Teacher Association. Birney joined with Phoebe Apperson Hearst to form the National Congress of Mothers in Washington, D.C., in 1897. She contributed articles about child-rearing to The Delineator magazine. She died in 1907. Andrew Carnegie Middle School, Carson: The Scottish industrialist and steel baron from Pittsburgh built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in U.S. history, U.S. Steel. He later gave away most of his riches (a philanthropic attitude explored in his essay Gospel of Wealth) to fund libraries, schools and universities. He died in 1919. paul.clinton@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Their names appear on school marquees, student report cards and principals’ letterheads. They range from a World War I aviator to the father of the Port of Los Angeles, and from a Harbor City rancher to a labor activist. They have nothing in common except for the fact that South Bay and Harbor Area public schools were named in their honor. Here are some the stories behind the familiar names: last_img read more

How to avoid a frightening Halloween

first_imgYoung children may lack the physical ability to rapidly cross the street, and their height limits their visibility to drivers. Children have reduced attention spans and lack sufficient impulse control. Children do not evaluate potential traffic threats effectively and cannot anticipate driver behavior. Before Halloween, youngsters need to be coached about what to expect – not just about the rules of crossing streets but about what’s real and what’s not. Not all children like surprises, and they count on their parents and teachers to ease them into a comfort zone. Some parents find their kids are particularly bothered when a person’s face is covered up. As preschoolers blur fantasy and reality, they’re unable to keep in mind that a real person is beneath the mask. Usually by age 6 or 7, a child can be reasoned with about what’s real and outgrows the fear. One safety rule is particularly vital for children with peanut and other food allergies: No eating Halloween candy until it’s inspected at home. Dr. Martin Belson of Atlanta says parents need to plan for safety regarding costumes, home decoration, trick-or-treating and candy. When shopping for costumes and accessories, buy only those with a label indicating they are flame resistant, says Belson, whose Web site is www.kid emergencies.com. The label “flame resistant” doesn’t mean an item won’t catch fire, but it indicates it will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source. Other tips from Belson: Any swords and other props should be made of a flexible material so they don’t pose a hazard if fallen on. Wait until children are home to sort and check their treats. Toss out anything that’s homemade or not prepackaged. Any hard candy is one of several choking hazards for toddlers. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources. Can you help? Parent to Parent wants to hear more successful tips on this dilemma (Note: This is a question we have posted in a previous column): “Lately my 4-year-old son has had trouble playing by himself. He is at loose ends when his brother, who is 6, is not home. We recently had a baby girl, and while I can attribute some of my son’s behavior to new-baby anxiety, I can’t dismiss it. We can’t do play-dates all the time!” – MOTHER IN RALEIGH, N.C. If you have tips or a question, please e-mail us at p2ptips@att.net. Betsy Flagler, a journalist based in Davidson, N.C., teaches preschool and is the mother of a teenage son. If you have tips or questions, please e-mail us at p2ptips@ att.net or call Parent to Parent at 704-236-9510.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A few days into fall, three young siblings crowd a drugstore costume aisle to try on masks. “Only happy faces,” the big sister counsels. “No, scary ones,” her little brother shouts as he looks for the most frightening monster. No matter whether your child picks scary, happy or somewhere in between, there’s a long list of safety rules and health concerns to replay each year. Even Spider-Man and Batman, pirates and princesses, can get too excited and run out between cars instead of walking across streets at corners and crosswalks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says pedestrian skills of children are limited by factors related to their size, coordination and developmental stage until about age 12: last_img read more

Man United transfer update! ‘Very good signing’ available for around £40m

first_imgtalkSPORT’s French football expert Julien Laurens believes Manchester United target Edinson Cavani would be available for around £40million this summer.The Uruguay striker has been linked with a big money switch to Old Trafford at the end of the season, following Radamel Falcao’s disastrous loan spell at the Red Devils.Robin van Persie’s future with Louis van Gaal’s side is also far from certain, and Laurens claims the 28-year-old would be a perfect replacement for the pair at the Premier League giants.“Edinson Cavani is a bit unhappy at PSG,” he told the Sports Bar. “He’s being played as a left or right winger but he’s not really happy.“His agent has been looking around a bit and he would like to come and play in England. For Man United the Radamel Falcao experience hasn’t worked so they’ll be looking for another striker.“Cavani is right up on their list and he would be willing to go there if the clubs could agree a deal. He won’t come cheap though.“PSG bought him for £62m, he’s obviously not worth that anymore, but Man United could sign him for around £40m. It would be money well spent.“He’s on around £200,000-a-week and he’d be happy with that at Man United. Without Falcao and Robin van Persie, Manchester United would easily be able to afford that.“He’s not having a great season but he would be a very good signing for Manchester United.”last_img read more

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho pays glowing tribute to ‘dear enemy’ Steven Gerrard

first_img Steven Gerrard and Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has offered a glowing tribute of ‘favourite enemy’ Steven Gerrard with the two set to go head to head for the last time in their careers on Sunday.The Liverpool captain will end a memorable 17 years as a professional at Anfield at the end of the season after agreeing to begin a new chapter at LA Galaxy in the MLS.Liverpool are set to honour the newly-crowned Premier League champions with a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge, but Mourinho admitted his focus will be on appreciating Gerrard’s career instead.“If they want to do that [form a guard of honour], obviously my players are going to accept that with respect,” said the Blues’ boss.“But speaking about Liverpool and speaking about honouring the champions, this is my time to honour a champion. It is my time to honour Steven Gerrard.“Steven Gerrard is for sure one of my favourite enemies – an enemy with all the good feeling I can express with that word in football.”Mourinho has enjoyed a hugely successful two spells in charge at Stamford Bridge, and he heralds the Reds’ captain as a significant factor in helping him learn and strive to be the best.“For sure, in England he is my dear enemy. For sure, he is the one that made me a better manager. To stop him or try and stop him has been very, very difficult,” said the 52-year-old.“It is with opponents like him that I am the manager that I am, because I learn with my players and I learn with my best opponents.”The ‘Special One’ also reiterated he tried to sign Gerrard on numerous occasions during his career, but admitted he doesn’t regret not being able to secure a deal for the Liverpool man.He said: “I tried to bring him to Chelsea, I tried to bring him to Inter [Milan], I tried to bring him to Real Madrid but he was always a dear enemy.“I want to honour him and I hope Stamford Bridge has the same feeling as I have, which is we need people like him as our opponents.” 1last_img read more

Blow for Liverpool! La Liga boss rubbishes Reds links to his top star

first_imgFormer Everton boss David Moyes will not sell Inigo Martinez to Liverpool.The ex-Manchester United manager is currently in charge of Real Sociedad, where Martinez has been impressing this season.talkSPORT told you on Monday how Liverpool were keeping tabs on the 24-year-old, who has also been linked with Real Madrid.However, Moyes has now poured cold water on a move to Anfield by revealing he would not sell to the Merseyside club.“Do you think I would want to sell him to Liverpool?” Moyes told Marca.“We have not had any contact, it’s speculation.” 1 Inigo Martinez in action for Real Sociedad last_img read more

Crystal Palace transfer report: Former Chelsea and Newcastle star on radar

first_img Demba Ba 1 Crystal Palace are considering a move for former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba.According to reports in Turkey, the Besiktas man is open to a move back to the Premier League and a reunion with Alan Pardew could be on the cards.Eurosport Turkey are claiming that Ba could be on the move again this summer, having only joined Besiktas from Chelsea last year.Ba scored 23 goals in 39 appearances for the Istanbul club as they finished third behind city rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce in the Super Lig.last_img read more

Man City eye £18m Brazil star, plus Pogba, De Bryune and Sterling transfer latest

first_imgManchester City have been slow off the mark this summer.Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak claimed City will make some “high quality” signings this summer in order to avoid a repeat of last season’s disappointing, trophy-less campaign.However, the Citizens are yet to make a signing although Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling remains a prime target with the Reds rejecting an offer in the region of £40million.But who else is on Manuel Pellegrini’s shopping list? And which title winner could be on his way out before the start of the new season?Click the arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Manchester City transfer rumours 6 Fabinho – Blues to beat Man United to Brazilian defender? Click the arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Man City transfer rumours – City are weighing up a move for Monaco right-back Fabinho. The 21-year-old was part of Dunga’s Brazil squad for Copa America although failed to make an appearance in Chile. The club have been monitoring the defender closely in recent weeks, with director Txiki Begiristain driving the Premier League club’s interest in the Brazilian, though Monaco are determined to hold out for a figure in the region of £18million. 6 Paul Pogba – Man City to lose out to Barcelona for the Frenchman? Click the arrow above, right, to see more City transfer rumours – Juventus and Barcelona representatives met over dinner to discuss Paul Pogba, according to reports in Italy. Barca believe they are favourites to land the midfielder due to the club’s relationship with his agent Mino Raiola. The Italian club are said to want around £71m for the French midfielder and Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta thinks the Catalan club are in pole position, ahead of City. He said: “We feel that the key to a potential signing of Pogba is Mino Raiola, with whom we get on with very well, both Abidal and myself.” City will have something to say about that! 6 Edin Dzeko – The Bosnian made just 12 Premier League starts last season – Blues striker Edin Dzeko has reportedly agreed terms with Italian giants Roma. The Bosnian has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium all summer after a disappointing 2014/15 campaign and Wilfried Bony’s arrival in January. Sky Sports Italia say the 29-year-old has agreed a five-year deal worth £3.2m a season plus add-ons, but Roma are yet to agree a transfer fee with City. 6 6 Raheem Sterling – England star has been the subject of two bids from City – Click the arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Man City transfer rumours – Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City is a ‘done deal’ according to a former Liverpool manager. The Blues have had two offers for the Anfield attacker rejected, with the second amounting to £40m – £35m plus £5m in add-ons – though the Merseyside club are said to want £50m. But Roy Evans, who managed Liverpool between 1994 and 1998, reckons a deal is as good as completed. He reckons Liverpool’s huge spending in recent weeks means the departure of Sterling is inevitable. Kevin De Bruyne – Wolfsburg set to offer former Chelsea man new deal? Click the arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Man City transfer rumours – The Belgium international, voted last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year, is set to pen a new deal with Wolfsburg. The Germans’ director of sport, Klaus Allofs, said: “Kevin has a contract until 2019, so the signal has already been sent out. He will stay with us. We’ve said we will look at his contract. The aim is to take into account financially Kevin’s extraordinary development and I think we will reach an agreement here very quickly.” No doubt City will be watching with interest… 6 Stevan Jovetic – The Montenegro international has failed to establish himself in England – The agent of Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic is in Italy to discuss a transfer to Inter, according to papers in the Mediterranean. Former City boss Roberto Mancini is now the boss at Inter and he is set to host agent Fali Ramadani with a view to completing a deal this summer. The club are favourites to clinch the deal but Jovetic is still a popular man across Italy and AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring the situation.last_img read more

Rickie Lambert set for West Brom medical as Liverpool accept offer

first_imgRickie Lambert is set for a medical with West Bromwich Alboin after Liverpool accepted a bid for the 33-year-old.talkSPORT understands the offer is just under £3million and the England international will now travel to the Midlands to complete the deal.The Reds were listening to offers for the Merseyside-born forward after he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Brendan Rodgers after just one season at the club.Lambert’s £4m arrival from Southampton last summer was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club’s academy.However – despite making 36 appearances, with most of those as a substitute – he struggled to get a run in the side, even with main striker Daniel Sturridge injured.He scored just three goals, two of those in back-to-back Premier League matches in November when he was given a chance to start, but never really looked like a long-term option.But Baggies boss Tony Pulis is keen on a cut-price deal for the frontman, with the Baggies boss publicly revealing his admiration for Lambert earlier this week.“I think it is very important we get players who score goals and Rickie has a great goalscoring record,” he said.“From what I can gather from people at Liverpool, his fitness levels are very good and he is desperate to play football.“He didn’t play last year so it would be like bringing a brand new car out of the garage if you did sign him, just putting a bit of petrol in him and letting him run.” 1 Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert last_img read more

Incredible transfer U-turn! Madrid insider reveals De Gea could sign contract after deadline day debacle

first_imgDavid De Gea’s aborted move to Real Madrid may not be resurrected, talkSPORT has been told by a former president of the 10-times European champions.De Gea’s contract situation at Old Trafford and Real Madrid’s need to keep first choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ confidence intact could cloud a potential January move.“I thought they would go on with this [deal] in January,” Ramon Calderon said on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast show, when asked whether the fact De Gea’s current contract expires next summer would force Manchester United’s hand.“But this morning I heard Man U have offered to extend De Gea’s contract.“Navas is going to be the goalkeeper in the [Madrid] starting line up, so Real Madrid must be careful [with any further approach for De Gea]. What is the attitude of Navas, playing with that pressure on him?“The two victims in this situation are De Gea and Navas and they can become a problem for the clubs.“The goalkeeper is the only one who can’t make a mistake; outfield players perhaps can miss a goal and nothing happens, but in the case of the goalkeeper it’s very big trouble.”last_img read more

England goalkeeper criticises ‘third division’ venue after Spain defeat

first_img1 Joe Hart lashed out at the decision to play England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain at the home of third-tier club Hercules.England’s 15-match unbeaten run came to an end in Alicante as Spain comfortably beat Hodgson’s team thanks to goals from Mario Gaspar and Santi Cazorla.Gaspar put the European champions ahead with a stunning acrobatic volley and Cazorla took advantage of some slack defending by curling in the winner eight minutes from time.Hart had no complaints about the result – Spain were good value for the win – but he was deeply unhappy that such a prestige fixture took place at the Estadio Jose Rico Perez, the home of Segunda Division B side Hercules.”It’s strange how we’ve ended up playing on a Third Division pitch for a game like England v Spain,” said Hart, who captained the team in Wayne Rooney’s absence.“It wasn’t good enough, I’m not making excuses.”Hart admitted he was deeply unhappy at seeing England’s unbeaten run, which had stretched back to the World Cup, come to an end.“I’m upset,” the England goalkeeper said.“We’ve done well for a long time now so it’s difficult when we do lose.”We had some chances, we were in the game. We need to dust ourselves off and perform better against France (on Tuesday).”We did break through Spain and we did that on enough occasions but after that we let ourselves down a little bit.’Roy Hodgson lamented England’s poor ball retention on the Costa Blanca.Fabian Delph was guilty of giving the ball away on several occasions and Raheem Sterling surrendered the ball in the build up to Mario’s stunning scissors kick.“We always knew it would be a tough ask to defend against Spain,” the England manager said.“We knew how good they are at keeping the ball and moving it around and we knew we would have to work hard to keep them at bay.“Strangely the (first) goal we conceded was a Spanish counter-attack when we had good possession.“By giving the ball away we gave them the opportunity to counter-attack against us and score a spectacular goal.“We have to learn our lesson from it and remember when we play teams of this quality you can’t afford to make any mistakes because you’re going to get punished“We didn’t pass the ball as well as we would have liked.“We think we can do better in possession and we’ve got players who can be more dangerous in attacking situations.” England’s 15-match unbeaten run came to an end in Alicante as Spain comfortably beat Hodgson’s team last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino warns off Premier League rivals interested in star players

first_imgMauricio Pochettino declared it was ‘job done’ after Tottenham reached the knock-out stages of the Europa League.The Tottenham manager sprang a surprise by picking England striker Harry Kane in a strong starting line-up against Group J minnows Qarabag in Baku, despite facing Chelsea less than 72 hours later.But the move paid off as Kane nodded in the winner to ensure Tottenham’s longest-ever journey for a competitive fixture – a 5,000-mile round trip to the capital of Azerbaijan – proved worthwhile as they made the last 32 with a match to spare.“We are through to the next round and this was our objective,” said Pochettino.“The objective is gone now.“We will make sure we will arrive in a good condition to play Chelsea. We have a strong squad and a strong mentality, with the maturity.“It is true we arrive maybe not in the best condition to compete in the right way but respect to our medical staff for what they do, they will work during the flight and tomorrow we have a day off.“On Saturday we will assess.”It was shaping up to be a frustrating evening for Spurs, with both Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli denied by the woodwork.On the hour mark, Son unleashed a cracker from the edge of the box which clattered off the crossbar and 10 minutes later Alli’s far-post volley came back off the foot of the post.But moments later Kane made the breakthrough, after Son flicked on Christian Eriksen’s corner, getting the final touch to nod the ball over the line.With nine goals in his last six games, Kane’s stunning form has led to speculation about his future in January – not least with Sunday’s opponents having been linked with a move.But Pochettino added: “I am happy that a big club want our players – this is because they show they are a top player with top performances. It is good when they are linked.“But Harry, like Hugo Lloris, wants to stay here. He is one of the best players and he is very happy. He wants to grow up with us and try the next few years to try for the top four and win titles with Tottenham. This is his challenge.” Mauricio Pochettino 1last_img read more

Reports: Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao lined up for Monaco return

first_img Radamel Falcao Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao could return to Monaco in January, according to reports in France.The striker moved to Stamford Bridge on loan in the summer but he has found the net just once in 11 games.And now, according to L’Equipe, Chelsea are considering pulling the plug on Falcao’s loan and sending him back to France.The Colombian, too, is reportedly open to ending his stay in London early in the hope he can get some more action in Monaco.The 29-year-old still has over two years to run on his contract with the French side and they are keen to reintegrate him back into the squad.Falcao spent last season on loan at Manchester United but it was a similar tale to his time at Chelsea, with the forward netting just four times during his spell at Old Trafford. 1last_img read more

‘The fella is a doughnut!’ – Celebrity QPR fan hammers Chelsea legend

first_imgEach week a leading bad or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. And straight in as our Christmas No.1, it’s rapper Franko Fraize…Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Ha ha, you’re asking the wrong person seeing as I’m a QPR fan. We have made a few ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ signings, the ones that came for a payday and didn’t give a monkeys about the football. That aside, I’d say John Ruddy after his tiff got filmed in Norwich. He seems pretty rock star!If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?‘I’m so dizzy my head is spinning, like a whirlpool it never ends’ – Tommy RoeWhich football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?Carrow Road. Norwich is the closest Premier League stadium to me. I also used to work in Norwich and have a real good following there. Should be able to pull a good crowd.Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Jamie Vardy. ‘Chat s**t get banged’ says it all!Brit award or Premier League trophy?Brit AwardWhen you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?No QPR posters ‘cos they struggled in the lower leagues back then. Probably say Michael Owen in an England shirt ‘cos he was the man back then. As for music it would probably have been The Libertines, Mike Skinner and J Lo – ‘cos she was an absolute stunner!Elvis was the king of rock and roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?Terry Venables. To me he has that air of greatness about him. A great career in football and a charming man. I met him once which was a right big deal for meIf you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?Reverend and the Makers’ ‘Silence Is Talking’. Also Tempa T ‘Next Hype’ to get everyone fired right up!Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?When Lee Cook left us it was a big deal to me, especially as he gave us his signing on fee ‘cos we was struggling financially. That proved his worth in a massive way and solidified him as a Rangers legend in my eyes. As for arrivals, I think when Joey Barton came it was a big deal for us. This was the time when a lot of big names were being mentioned and I think Joey coming meant more. Obviously in hindsight this proved to be a very bad period for QPR.Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Jose Mourinho. The fella is a doughnut. Too big for his boots and has a proper bad energy about him. Not welcome round my way sunshine!What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?The best is, without a doubt, ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel and Skinner. As for the worst, there have been some proper stinkers but that Vengaboys one from a couple of years ago was pretty pony! Mainly ‘cos it was The Vengaboys!!!Thetford Rapper Makes Major Label Debut ‘Oi Oi!” – Listen here www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZWlRnOvBKs Franko Fraize 1last_img read more

Tottenham boss Pochettino on facing ‘one of the best teams in Europe’

first_img Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his admiration for opposite number Thomas Tuchel Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has classed Borussia Dortmund as one of the best teams on the continent ahead of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday.Spurs have never played the German side in a competitive match but can expect a fiendish test at the Westfalenstadion, against a team flushed with big-name stars.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted 29 goals in 33 games this season while the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus and Mats Hummels have all been linked with the continent’s most glamorous clubs. Gundogan was pictured on Thursday meeting Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam.Dortmund sit second in the Bundesliga, having scored 59 goals in 25 games, and Thomas Tuchel’s men are yet to lose a single league match at home this season.The first leg in Germany – live on talkSPORT from 6.00pm – will be Pochettino’s 100th game in charge at Tottenham and the Argentinian admits his youthful side are in for a thorough examination.“Borussia Dortmund have very good players, a very good team, a great coach – Thomas is fantastic and he has showed that from the beginning of the season,” Pochettino said.“I like the way they play but I think that it’s a good challenge for us. I think we play against one of the best teams in Europe.“The strikers they have – Aubameyang, (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan, Gundogan in midfield, Hummels – they’re internationals and big players. They can stay here or go to Real Madrid or Barcelona.“I think that Dortmund have a very good team and it’s a very good challenge for us. We’re excited to play in Borussia, an unbelievable stadium and a great atmosphere, and I think all is positive.”Pochettino must again balance a desire to progress in Europe’s second-tier tournament with Tottenham’s domestic ambitions, where they are gunning to win their first league title since 1961.Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Eric Dier have all been left at home, with Alli suspended, Rose nursing a calf problem and Dier handed a rest ahead of Sunday’s game at Aston Villa.Pochettino said: “We are in a period that is tough for the players. We need to refresh the team. We need to rotate.“Ever since the start of the season I’ve said that the important thing is to have a squad.”Tottenham will also be desperate to get back to winning ways after failing to beat 10-man Arsenal last weekend, drawing 2-2 three days after losing at West Ham.And Pochettino is eager to dispel any fears of fatigue as his players enter a crunch period in the campaign.“It’s a good thing to be disappointed after the game against Arsenal,” Pochettino said.“A few years ago after a draw against Arsenal in a big derby people were happy. Now when you can only draw with Arsenal there is disappointment.“It’s a good thing and changes the mentality inside the club and outside too. Today we can show a strong mentality. This is very important for me.“We need time but I am very happy in the way that we have developed our mentality after 21 months. We are much stronger than before.” 1last_img read more

Police Explorers

first_imgRe “Police Explorer ties to Scouts assailed” (Nov. 21): Amazing. There was a time when the LAPD competed with other departments to recruit applicant/Explorers who were Boy Scouts. The affiliation was synonymous with the core values sought in every officer, but in 2007 the mere mention of any association with them is considered “disturbing” by a member of the Police Commission. I will remember what the commissioner said the next time I read about the lowering of LAPD officer recruitment standards due to a shortage of qualified applicants applying for a job with the LAPD. We get what we seek. – R.M. Elias AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsGranada Hills Scouting Re “Police Explorer ties to Scouts assailed” (Nov. 21): As a former Scout and father of an Eagle Scout, I was amazed at LAPD Cmdr. Kirk Albanese’s statement that Explorers ” … do not get exposed to anything that the Boy Scouts of America teach.” Does he fear that future police officers may become trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent? I’m sure most of the department’s current officers do not share his disdain for virtuous leadership training. What kind of city do we live in when a top leader of our police department derides the greatest youth organization in America? – Richard Nonn Northridge Stepping up Re “Running deep in the red” (Nov. 15): I read that the California budget will soon be $10 billion in debt. Here’s my question: Which of the state politicians below will be the first to take a pay cut until the budget is balanced? Mike Feuer, Jack Scott, George Runner, Tom McClintock, Alex Padilla, Sheila Kuehl, Gilbert Cidella, Sharon Runner, Audra Strickland, Cameron Smyth, Lloyd Lavine, Julia Brownley, Paul Krekorian and Anthony Portantino, are you listening? Stand up and be counted! – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Nothing new Re “Developer bills go to taxpayers” (Nov. 19): So what else is new – scamming the taxpayer is the politicians’ way of life. They cry the blues at election time and everyone falls for it. People go to jail for committing robberies; not them – they get a raise. If they are not intelligent enough to know if they are charging enough for permits, they should not be there. How much longer can we afford to support these people who won’t work for the people who pay their wages? – Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills Going nuclear The GOP presidential candidates are falling all over themselves claiming that their administrations will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Very macho. Short of invasion and occupation, how do they plan to stop any nation from using the technology that’s been available for 50 years? If we could deter any nation from this course of action, why didn’t we stop Pakistan? Or India … or China? Or North Korea (who we’re paying to not again test theirs)? In the next presidential administration, four new nations will go nuclear. And most will do so to prevent pre-emptive attacks by the U.S. – Stan Gordon Encino Spinning Regarding Bill O’Reilly’s column against the movie “Redacted,” it must be noted that O’Reilly’s revulsion does not extend to the money the movie generates. Commercials for the movie appeared on Fox during the O’Reilly show. So Bill, you’re saying don’t spend the money to see the movie; that’s unethical. But, it’s OK to take their money and air commercials to make people want to see the abhorrent movie. I have to lay down now, my head is spinning. – Linda Hazeski Santa Clarita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Diego Costa must take responsibility for his red card, insists Guus Hiddink

first_img1 Diego Costa in action for Chelsea against Everton in the FA Cup Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink will reserve judgement on the incident which saw Diego Costa appear to try to bite Everton’s Gareth Barry until he has had chance to see it for himself.The Spain international was sent off late in the 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat after clashing with Barry, who was also sent off moments later for his second booking after fouling Cesc Fabregas.Television replays suggest Costa made to bite his opponent before thinking better of it at the last second but Hiddink would not comment until he has had a chance to review it.“I try to be fair in my judgement, I haven’t seen it and it is difficult for me to say yes or no,” said the Dutchman, who has not yet spoken to his player about it.“Without seeing, I don’t want to give judgement on this.“He was chased a bit in the game. They went after him. They knew it. It is within the rules.“As a referee you must protect the situation but knowing and feeling the atmosphere – then comes the moment that I would like to give judgement (on) but I haven’t seen it.”Hiddink was asked whether the volatile Costa should seek help for anger management and jokingly made reference to the 2003 film of the same name.“There are movies about that, I think. One movie with Jack Nicholson. Maybe we go and watch it together,” he added.“I like him still going towards the edge but you also have to take into consideration he was desperate to play today.“It would have been better to rest him but it is not the type of game you rest players.“It is all the combination; not fully physically fit and all the provocations and he has to take responsibility for the incident.”last_img read more

West Ham to make move for ex-Manchester City striker

first_img Dzeko has only scored seven goals in 25 games this season 1 West Ham are lining up an ambitious move for ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to reports in Italy.The Hammers are expected to strengthen their forward line this summer and Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that £20m-rated Dzeko is on their radar.The 30-year-old left England for Roma in August but has had a mixed first season in Serie A, scoring just seven goals in 25 appearances so far.And it has been reported that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, who is a big fan of the Bosnian striker, reckons he could tempt him to east London.Bilic’s side could yet secure a place in next season’s Champions League and, with their move to the Olympic Stadium set for this summer, West Ham has become a very attractive proposition.And that could be enough for Dzeko to draw a line under his time in Italy and have another crack at English football following his five-year spell at City.last_img read more

Eight managers have won the Premier League title – can you name all of them?

first_img Claudio Ranieri is the EIGHTH manager (and third Italian) to win the Premier League, so click the arrow above, right, to see if you remember them all! 8 Jose Mourinho has won three Premier League titles in two spells as Chelsea manager, in 2005, 2006 and 2015 Only seven other managers had won the Premier League before Claudio Ranieri rocked up and guided Leicester to victory in his first season as Foxes boss.Yes, the Italian is a fully paid-up member of the club now, but do you remember who the others are?10 BRILLIANT FOOTBALL TRIUMPHS TO MATCH LEICESTER’S FANTASTIC PREMIER LEAGUE WINLEICESTER WINNING THE TITLE IS AMAZING, BUT THIS IS THEIR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTClick the arrow, above, right, to see the eight title-winning bosses. 8 8 Kenny Dalglish won the Premier League as Blackburn boss in 1995 Sir Alex Ferguson won the first edition of the competition in 1993 and ended his career with 13 Arsene Wenger has won three Premier League titles, with the first coming in 1998 and the last in 2004 Manuel Pellegrini guided Man City to their second Premier League title in 2014 8 Roberto Mancini claimed the 2011/12 Premier League title in the most dramatic fashion as Man City manager 8 8 Carlo Ancelotti won the Premier League and FA Cup double in the 2009/10 season 8 8last_img read more

405 lane up to Arnold

first_img Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other local leaders were thrilled at the Senate’s swift passage of the measure, which they began fighting for last summer, and urged the governor’s approval. The mayor is “happy to see that the Legislature recognizes the extreme urgency of the situation in the Valley and on the Westside,” said his spokesman, Darryl Ryan. “Mayor Villaraigosa is also looking forward to Gov. Schwarzenegger signing the bill so we can get moving on getting the people of L.A. moving.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, was also pleased. “We’re very excited, thrilled,” she said. “The message we’re trying to send here in Los Angeles is we want to make sure Los Angeles is getting its fair share. The 405 car-pool lane is critical to easing some of our traffic woes.” Four months after snubbing San Fernando Valley motorists, the state Senate handed them a major victory Monday, quickly passing legislation needed to fast-track construction of the 405 Freeway car-pool lane and avoid losing $130 million in federal money. Legislation for the 10-mile car-pool lane on a traffic-choked stretch between the Westside and the Valley now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature. Some officials worry, however, that Schwarzenegger will veto the bill because he wants legislation that would expedite projects around the state, not just on the 405. While the governor typically does not comment on pending legislation, a spokesman said he strongly supports the construction method – known as design-build – outlined in SB 1026. “The governor is strongly supportive of design-build and believes that design-build efficiencies give California taxpayers the best bang for their buck and hopes the Legislature will provide this authority for all projects,” said his spokesman, Vince Sollitto. Rep. Howard Berman, the Van Nuys Democrat who secured $130 million for the $500 million car-pool lane in last summer’s federal highway spending bill, was elated by the Senate action. “I urge the governor to take advantage of this opportunity to reduce traffic congestion in Los Angeles and to sign the bill into law as soon as possible,” he said in a statement. The $130 million that Berman secured must be spent by 2009, and the state Department of Transportation said it needs design-build authority to get the project completed by that time. The balance could come from local funds and $350 million Schwarzenegger proposed in his infrastructure bonds. Design-build would allow a private firm to simultaneously plan and build the project, potentially shaving time off the schedule. However, the state’s engineering union strongly opposes design-build, which would take the job out of the hands of Caltrans’ engineers. Last fall, after Berman secured the funding, many Valley Assembly members resisted crafting a bill that went against the union. They came aboard only after Villaraigosa and his representatives pushed hard for the bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills. The bill passed in the Assembly in September and was sent to the Senate, which abruptly adjourned – a day earlier than planned – dealing a serious setback to the the car-pool lane project. The Senate voted 28-8 Monday – the first bill passed this year – drawing support from the Valley-areas Democrats and Republicans. “I’m thrilled. I drive on the 405 every weekend (and) I know – and so do so many of us – how much we need this,” said Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, who co-authored the bill. “We got the job done. I’m hoping the governor will sign it.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Shoppers urged to make one small change on Small Business Saturday

first_imgThis weekend marks the fourth year of Small Business Saturday, where customers are encouraged to shop local in the run up to Christmas.December 2nd is the day set aside this year by Retail Excellence Ireland to profile small businesses and encourage consumers to shop locally and support jobs and enterprises in their respective communities.The campaign comes at an important time when more customers are shopping online and doing cross-border shopping. Retail Excellence promotes the message that every €10 spent locally is worth €40 in terms of supported employment and support for local businesses. Deputy CEO of Retail Excellence Lorraine Higgins said, “It is important to recognise the massive impact small businesses have on our economy, both nationally and locally.“With 37,400 businesses and 282,000 Irish jobs dependent on the industry initiatives like Small Business Saturday are crucial to encourage consumers to shop local and support retailers in Ireland”.“This initiative is critically important at a time when two-thirds of consumer spend online is fulfilled by businesses operating outside Ireland and in the face of falling excise figures recorded by the Department of Finance which is largely indicative of an increase in cross border shopping”.“Consequentially, retailers are struggling to compete which is exacerbated by the sizeable differential in business costs and the VAT rate applicable between the U.K. and here. “With sterling consistently devaluing following Brexit, British businesses positive economies of scale and their competitive pricing it is clear the challenge to Irish retail is immense”.“That said, we want consumers to understand that their small change can make a big difference on Small Business Saturday in their local economy as €10 spent locally is worth €40 in terms of supported employment, supported communities and helping the business to continue to operate year round.“So, we would urge everyone to support those retailers operating in Ireland on December 2 and for the remainder of the festive shopping period”.Shoppers urged to make one small change on Small Business Saturday was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDsmall business saturdaylast_img read more

HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCOUTS TO ATTEND CAMP CARNIVAL THIS SUMMER

first_imgHundreds of young scouts form across Donegal will take part in Camp Carnival in Co Tyrone later this summer.Camp Carnival is Scouting Ireland’s forthcoming Scout Camp which will be held on the Baroncourt Estate on the outskirts of Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. The camp will the home for almost 2000 young people (from 6yrs to 26yrs) and adult volunteers from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June.The official launch of the camp took place yesterday at Baroncourt estate.Camp Chief, Joe Boland, a scout leader from Lifford, said that the young people are going to in for a terrific weekend as his team of volunteers having been working hard to ensure the programme for the Camp will full of adventure and fun.Joe has enlisted the expertise of the emergency services along with other agencies to assist in providing an action packed and fun filled programme of activities that are tailor made to ensure the young people leave with not only memories but will have acquired a number of scouting and outdoor skills.  HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCOUTS TO ATTEND CAMP CARNIVAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:CAMP CARNIVALSCOUT LEADER JOE BOLANDlast_img read more

District amends benefits offer

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale School District teachers will vote next month on a contract proposal that removes language about limiting health insurance payments, which union members found objectionable in previous versions. To push forward contract talks that have been at impasse since November 2004, district negotiators removed a provision that opened the possibility that teachers would have to pay part of their health insurance premiums in 2007-08. “We want to be able to bring everyone back to the table, to get beyond this sticking point and find a way to get together and educate everyone involved,” said Pauline Winbush, director of certificated personnel. “Whenever you talk about a change in benefits, it’s a serious issue.” The tentative agreement was reached Monday, averting the possibility that the issue go to fact-finding, which could have led to the board unilaterally imposing a contract on teachers. The district has more 1,000 teachers. Negotiations on the next contract will begin in May. Teachers overwhelmingly voted last June to reject a proposed contract that offered no raise and said that in the 2007-08, the district would pay for health insurance coverage up to the highest rate that was offered the previous year. Teachers wanting more coverage above that amount would have to pay out of their own pockets, choose an insurance plan that costs less, or both sides could negotiate to raise the maximum contribution. The district has set $15,550 as the maximum it will pay annually for health insurance for nonteaching workers and management staff. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Teachers are scheduled to vote Feb. 15 and 16 on the three-year contract, which contains no raise and expires June 30. “I think it was for the benefit of everyone because teachers were not going to accept anything with a cap. The last tentative agreement was voted down by a large number,” said Simone Zulu, president of the teachers union. Both sides acknowledged they delayed the inevitable of having to deal with rising health costs, but now they will have more time to research cost-saving alternatives. “We are trying to look around and start educating members. We will look at different plans that can help save money as far as benefits. We do realize benefits are getting out of hand,” Zulu said. “This will give all of us an opportunity to look for a solution. I don’t think we were given that opportunity before.” “We are going to get together and seriously pursue cost savings for the district given the financial challenges that we face,” Winbush said. “We are closing this out and getting right back to the table after getting (the governor’s proposed budget) and seeing if there’s a way to work more collaboratively.” last_img read more

Senior Calendar

first_img Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archaeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Group Crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: There are only 44 days until Christmas.That may excite some of you.It may also leave some of you rolling your eyes. Bah Humbug to you!Whether you like it or not, with Christmas also comes Christmas party season.Whether you are a man or a woman, you will always want to look your best when you meet for the seasonal gathering with your work colleagues.I am going to outline a few strategies below that may help you to shed a few lbs and leave you ready for the big night out in December. These are example programmes; if you want a more structured training program you can contact me through the link at the bottom of the page.I would strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.These are 2 different training varieties that I use with my personal training clients and I have found them to be very effective at shedding unwanted lbs.This is a beginner to intermediate training option. METABOLIC RESISTANCE TRAININGI liked M.R.T so much that I started a class of it when I worked for a leisure centre in Letterkenny.M.R.T is a form of circuit training where you will be training 3-4 of the major muscles together with little rest in between them.In my classes I used to do the exercises for time, but with clients I use reps so I can maximise their strength gains along with their fat burning. The way this will work is you will choose a weight that you can lift for each exercise between 12-15 times (reps). 
After your first exercise you will take between 15-20 seconds to change to the next exercise and then do the same for the last exercise.Once you have all 3 exercises completed you will rest for 60 seconds and then repeat for 2-3 more rounds.A1) Goblet squat 12-15 reps
A2) Dumbbell bent over row 12-15 reps
A3) Dumbbell Incline chest press 12-15 repsYou can put any 3-4 exercises together to make up an M.R.T workout, but try and choose exercises that work the larger muscle groups as this will maximise your calorie burn.This is an intermediate to advanced training option.DENSITY TRAININGI love Density training.
My clients, not so much! (They do really…)There are differing types of density training, but I will be showing you a timed version.The type that I like to use and that I will outline here is a 3 exercise mini circuit.You are going to select a weight that you could do for 10-12 reps for each exercise.You will only be doing between 4-6 reps on each exercise with these weights due to the time period and to prevent fatigue setting in too quickly.Set a timer for 6 mins, (that’s right, 6 mins) you will transition smoothly between each exercise with little to no rest until the 6 mins is up.A1) Dumbbell Reverse Lunge 4-6 reps
A2) Barbell Row 4-6 reps
A3) Dumbbell Chest Press 4-6repsOnce you have completed the full 6 mins, rest for 3-5 mins, increase the weight of each exercise by 10% and repeat for an additional 6 mins.This type of training is really taxing on the body, preferably you would have some training experience before attempting Density training, but it is a simple but effective method for burning fat quickly.Again, you can put any 2-3 exercises together to make up a Density Training session, as with the M.R.T training, try and choose exercises that will tax the larger muscles to maximise your calorie burn.These are two options that when used with the right nutrition plan can get you really great results and leave you looking great at the Christmas party.If you have any questions on either of these types of training or you would like a personalised training or nutrition plan for yourself drop me a comment through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 9th, 2014 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:CHristmasemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

ECLIPSE CINEMAS TO LAUNCH WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS FUN DAY!

first_imgEclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane are kicking off their Christmas Season with a big bang on Saturday 6thDecember, with their annual Christmas Fun Day & Christmas Market from 11am until 5.15pm.The day begins with our friends ELSA & OLFA arriving at 11am to meet and greet the Children.Then you can go and watch FROZEN on the big screen as part of our KIDS CLUB for €1.80/£1.50 per person. MICKEY & MINNIE MOUSE will then be arriving at 1.15pm to see all the children and adults too!Santa will be arriving @ 1.30pm. You can visit him and receive a gift €2.00/£1.50 or even get your photo taken with him and his elves €7.00/£6.00.Our FREE Mystery Film will be @ 2.45pm. We will have FREE face painting from 1.30pm-4.30pm.To finish the day off DOC MC STUFFINS will be with us from 4.15pm – 5.15pm. What a DAY it will be!!! Back on the Big Screen this Christmas is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (8th Dec) and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (22nd Dec).Tickets are €5.00/£4.20. Booking is advisable.Wear your Christmas Jumpers on Sat 13th, Sun 14th and Christmas Eve and receive FREE popcornGift Vouchers are also available for the Ideal Christmas Gift.Anyone who likes and shares this post on our Facebook page will be in with the chance of winning a FREE FAMILY PASS! https://www.facebook.com/eclipsecinemas.liffordstrabane?ref=hlECLIPSE CINEMAS TO LAUNCH WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS FUN DAY! was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

EDUCATION: UPSKILL GROUP REVISION PROGRAMME NOW TAKING ENROLMENT

first_imgEDUCATION: UpSkill Donegal Training Services are now taking enrolment for group revision programmes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students covering Higher and Ordinary Levels subjects.A wide range of exam subjects can be facilitated in our Ballybofey office depending on demand. Students from all surrounding areas are welcome. The first 8 week programme will begin in mid-November.Demand is high for English, Irish and Maths so book now on 074 9130474, space may be limited.Intensive Easter revision course also available, students already registered will be given preference as spaces will be limited.Gift Vouchers available. EDUCATION: UPSKILL GROUP REVISION PROGRAMME NOW TAKING ENROLMENT was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

IT’S MURPHY’S LAW AT THE BREWERY BAR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: It’s almost the weekend and The Brewery Bar has another amazing line-up of entertainment for you. The bar has established itself as the go to venue and it caters for all ages, with its diverse range of music. The Brewery also has a diverse and delicious menu and they serve food daily until 10pm.They’ve got some of the biggest and brightest acts in the local music industry playing LIVE all throughout the weekend.Tonight, Matthew Crampsie is LIVE, while on Friday the brilliant Walsh Brothers play LIVE.On Saturday, it’s the amazing Murphy’s Law – while DJ Oisín will bang out all your chart favourites to keep you rocking into the wee early hours. On Sunday – Karaoke Sunday’s are everybody’s favourite, showcase your talents and have a laugh at the same time.Then on Country Monday’s – The Honky Tonk Heroes will be LIVE.ALL cocktails are just €5 – ALL WEEKEND!THE BREWERY, we’ve got you covered!IT’S MURPHY’S LAW AT THE BREWERY BAR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Brewerylast_img read more

Sarcoma cancer; signs and symptoms to look out for

first_imgJuly is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the key signs and symptoms of sarcoma cancer and is urging people to talk to their doctor if they think something is wrong.Sarcomas are rare malignant tumours that arise from transformed cells of the connective tissues such as muscle, fat, cartilage or bone. Around 8 out of 10 sarcomas occur in soft tissue although they can affect any part of the body.Dr Miriam McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said; “There were 102 cases of sarcoma diagnosed in Northern Ireland in 2014. Cancers of the bone and connective tissue (sarcomas) are rare, but they can arise in any part of the body and there are many different types. The earlier a cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely the treatment is to be successful.” “We know that teenagers and young adults do not often develop cancer but bone sarcomas can affect this age group and therefore it is worth knowing a few of the possible signs of a bone sarcoma.”These may include:• increasing, unexplained or persistent bone pain or tenderness, particularly pain at rest (and especially if not in the joint);• swelling over the affected part;• reduced movement;• if the cancer is near a joint, this can make it more difficult to move the joint and it can affect the movement of the whole limb;• if the affected bone is in the leg, it may cause a limp;• if the tumour is in the spine, it may press on nerves, causing weakness or numbness and tingling in the limbs;• broken bone (bone cancer is sometimes discovered when a bone that has been weakened by cancer breaks spontaneously or after a minor fall or accident). Dr McCarthy continued: “If you do experience these symptoms it is best to seek advice from your GP.”“With advances in treatment and care over recent years there is often a lot that can be done to tackle cancer when it appears, but early detection and treatment are essential. It is important to know your own body, look out for any changes and speak to your doctor if something isn’t right.”Francie Coyle from Paul’s Campaign said; “We set up Paul’s Campaign after losing our son Paul to sarcoma cancer at the age of 28 in 2011. Since Paul’s death, the campaign has been working to highlight awareness of the condition and impress upon all concerned the vital need for early detection and diagnosis. On Saturday 30 July at 3pm we are going to walk around the Derry/Londonderry city walls in yellow to highlight sarcoma cancer awareness.”“Paul’s Campaign would like to highlight that any suspicious lumps, bumps or swelling in any part of the body should be checked out by a GP. If the lump, bump or swelling increases or changes please go and get medical advice urgently, as early detection for sarcoma cancers is vital. It could save your life.”For further information on the walk on Saturday July 30th and about Paul’s Campaign you can visit  the Paul’s Campaign Facebook.The PHA has developed a comprehensive website which provides information about cancer signs and symptoms, explains what to do if you’re concerned, and signposts to recommended sources of support or further information. Sarcoma cancer; signs and symptoms to look out for was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cancer awarenesspublic health agencysarcoma cancerlast_img read more

Exclusive events and up to 70% off at the McElhinneys Home Value event

first_imgMcElhinneys of Ballybofey are holding a the ideal event for anyone looking to update and refresh their home this Spring.Starting today, the Home Value event is a collection of sales, workshops and advice consultations for all aspects of home interiors.You can call in between March 2nd-11th to get up to 70% off homewares across the store. Visitors will gain expert advice about candles, fabrics, bedding and an exclusive chance to meet Irish Designers over the next two weekends. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for tips and tricks to transform your home.Mark your calendar for all the instore events here:FRIDAY MARCH 3RDInterior Designer Michelle Nally will be instore tomorrow giving customers hands on advice to get the best out of their Home Interiors. She is encouraging customers to bring in photos/swatches and ideas so she can give them the benefit of her expertise during her workshops at 11am and 1pm. Join Michelle in the Home/Living department for this exclusive opportunity. It’s a real educational day tomorrow in the Homeware Department as we also have a Candle Workshop with our in-house buyer Amanda who will be giving people advice on how to choose the correct sense to compliment every area of their home.There will also be a talk on Wool for any knitting enthusiasts!THURSDAY MARCH 9THThe fine Bedding Company will be giving talk instore about how to get the perfect night’s sleep by choosing the right duvet.SATURDAY MARCH 11THWith March been Irish Product Month McElhinneys will also have a lot of their Irish Designers coming instore Saturday 11th March.Arlene – Absolute JewelleryAnnie Quinn – Seisun Jewellery, (Annie is from Glenties now living in Dublin)Sharon Mc Daid – Silver Birch PaintingsRebeka Kahn – Rebeka Kahn PaintingsNicholas Moss- Nicholas Mosses PotteryWilliam mc Nutt – McNutts ThrowsSobel Sangha – Donegal SoapsFollow www.facebook.com/McElhinneysDepartmentStoreBallybofey for updates on all the events for the Home Value week this March 2nd-11th. Visit www.mcelhinneys.com to view the full homeware collections. Exclusive events and up to 70% off at the McElhinneys Home Value event was last modified: March 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:homewareMCELHINNEYSretailSALElast_img read more

INISHOWEN MAN REMANDED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF PARENTS

first_imgAn Inishowen man charged with murdering his parents at their Carndonagh home is to appear in court again on March 13th.Julian Cuddihy appeared in court yesterday. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Julian Cuddihy appeared at Harristown District Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody. The 42 year old is charge with killing his parents Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, last October.INISHOWEN MAN REMANDED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF PARENTS was last modified: February 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalInishowenJulian Cuddihylast_img read more

Things To Do

first_imgCampfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Circus Vargas will be in town, Monday-June 1 at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Kids are invited to watch the big top as it is lifted up, 2 p.m. Monday. For tickets to the circus, visit www.circusvargas.org. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Brian Sheil and Tom Clarke will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12; or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Memorial weekend event, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut St., Newhall. Cal (661) 286-4018. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Spring Desert Flower outing for seniors, 10 a.m. today from Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783 to reserve a spot. Spring jazz concert, “All About Jazz,” 7:30 p.m. today at the Valencia High School Theater, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Cost: $5. Call (661) 294-1188. LETMESAIL, Inc. will host a therapeutic drumming session for individuals 16 or older with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Requested donation: $5. Call (661) 702-8555. “Jackie and the Beanstalk” will be presented, 7 p.m. Friday at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. last_img read more

Birthday party big surprise

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He waited. She didn’t call. As the day wore on, he became more and more chagrined. “She’s never forgotten my birthday before,” he said. “Here I am, 64, and I haven’t seen her for about four years. I was really disappointed.” Other people remembered. Some of his friends from the 40 and Up Singles dance club called to wish him a happy day and one of them, Sandy Brown, told him she was taking him to dinner at the Olive Garden restaurant to celebrate. “I liked that,” he said. “Sandy is somebody who always knows how to make a ho-hum day special. I could be myself with her.” Unbeknownst to him, Sandy and Bea Wright, another friend, had planned a party for him and had sworn every invited guest to secrecy. PALMDALE – When Palmdale senior Manny Perry walked into a special area of the Olive Garden for dinner May 15, he had the surprise of his life. Forty of his close friends and three family members shouted, “Happy Birthday!” When he got up that morning, he looked forward to some felicitations – maybe not a lot, but at least a few – and especially a telephone call from his sister, Marie Benton, in Modesto. “Sunday, I had called her to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. I thought it was such a good opportunity, she might mention it then and not have to make another call,” he said. “She didn’t say a word, so I just knew she’d call me in the morning, as she usually does.” They even contacted Benton to see if she could make it. She was thrilled to be included and since it was to be a surprise, she deliberately refrained from any mention of his birthday when she talked to her brother the previous Sunday. Not only did Benton come to the party, so did her daughter Shelly Dewilms and granddaughter Kirsten Dewilms. They all drove down from Modesto to be there for Manny’s big surprise. They had to make it a turn-around trip, though, and drive home again that night. Perry could hardly believe it. His face reflected his happiness as he hugged and kissed them all. A regular at the singles club dances on Sundays at the Lancaster Elks Club, Perry is a gourmet cook. He often entertains friends in his home, where his culinary creations are laid out in every room. He also has a music and recreation room for dancing. “It’s been a wonderful birthday after all,” he said. qqq Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, winter squash, marinated beets, apple pie. Tuesday: Chicken divan, buttered noodles, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, gelatin with fruit. Wednesday: Roast pork, bread dressing, peas and carrots, marinated beets, orange. Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, spinach, tossed salad, peaches. Friday: Taco salad, macaroni salad, tapioca pudding. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Klopp: I want legend Gerrard to become next Liverpool manager

first_img1 Klopp believes Gerrard should remain an important part of the Liverpool set-up Jurgen Klopp has revealed he wants Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to be the next Reds boss after he leaves the club.Klopp has no intention of leaving just yet, but believes it is important to the future of the club that influential former players, such as Gerrard, remain part of the club when their playing careers are over.Gerrard has been working with Liverpool’s Under 18s and will take a full-time role coaching them from next season and Klopp hopes that can be the start of the path to taking the top job at Anfield.Klopp told The Times: “It’s perfect that we can involve Steven. What a guy, he’s fantastic.“He was one of the world’s best footballers ever. We had him last winter when he had a break in the USA and had a few sessions with us, a few shooting sessions, and I thought what is that? His shooting. Unbelievable.“I told him when I leave or when the club sack me, I don’t of course know who’ll be my successor, but I’d love that he be it.“I’ll do everything I can to make sure he gets all the information he needs. Because when you join a club you have big responsibility for the future and the future of this club needs legends like Steven Gerrard in decisive positions.”last_img read more

Transfer report: Nemanja Matic’s Manchester United move ‘in danger of collapse’

first_img Nemanja Matic’s proposed move to Old Trafford in now in jeopardy Inter Milan have expressed an interest in Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic after learning his move to Manchester United may collapse.The Serbian is ready to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to replace him with Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.Originally it had been reported Matic would join Manchester United as part of a deal which we would see him reunited with Jose Mourinho.The pair worked together during Mourinho’s time at Chelsea and the Portuguese manager remains a fan of the midfielder.But, after Manchester United snatched Romelu Lukaku from under the nose of Chelsea, they are reluctant to do business with them.That has left Matic in the lurch and, according to reports in Italy, Inter are ready to pounce.The Italian club have contacted Chelsea about a deal for the 28-year-old and they now need to decide if they are willing to pay the £35million asking price. 1last_img read more

SLIGO ROVERS STAR O’GRADY ON VERGE OF SIGNING FOR HARPS

first_imgFINN HARPS are on the verge of signing highly-rated Sligo Rovers midfielder Conor O’Grady.O’Grady was with Rovers last season and impressed many but couldn’t keep a place down with the Bit o Red.He has been training with Harps since last week and has now been offered a contract by Harps boss James Gallagher. “We sat down with him earlier in the week and told him we would be interested in signing him. “WE are hoping we can have a decision from him later this week,” confirmed the Harps boss.Many at the Showgrounds were disappointed that O’Grady did not get more of a chance.However with a large squad at Rovers, O’Grady thought it was time to move on and seek first team football elsewhere. Alongside Packie Mailey, who has decided to stay in Ballybofey for the coming season, Harps are strengthened going into their first game against Cork City at Turners Cross on March 4.EndsSLIGO ROVERS STAR O’GRADY ON VERGE OF SIGNING FOR HARPS was last modified: January 28th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL TEEN SOCCER STAR SNAPPED UP BY ABERDEEN

first_imgLETTERKENNY teen Sean Hume is joining SPL side AberdeenA TEENAGER soccer star from Co Donegal flies to Scotland this weekend to sign for SPL side Aberdeen.Sean Hume (16) is from Letterkenny and a youth player with Bonagee United.He will sign a two year Pro contract with Scottish club. He’s a central  defender and was a member of St Eunan’s College  u17 team that won the All Ireland in May.He was also a member of Anthony Gorman/s Donegal U16 team and has also represented the Republic of Ireland.He goes to Scotland tomorrow.Under UEFA rules, Bonagee United will benefit financially from the move.  DONEGAL TEEN SOCCER STAR SNAPPED UP BY ABERDEEN was last modified: July 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BONAGEE UNITEDDONEGAL TEEN SOCCER STAR SNAPPED UP BY ABERDEENletterkennylast_img read more

GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh Mhuireu8 Coaching will take place on Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11am. The under 12s training is Monday and Wednesday next week at 7. Loads of information and pictures on the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page – make sure to check it out. Naomh Mhuire Bord na nÓgThe seniors and reserves both recorded good victories last weekend against Malin. This weekend is a home fixture to MacCumhaills on Sunday with 1:30pm and 3pm throw in. Peil na mBan: Comhghairdeas to the Donegal u16 team who are in the Ulster final. Well done to our girls playing with the team – Caroline Sharkey, Erika Hanna, Sarah O’Gara and Jade O’Donnell. We have entered a new u13 league for girls which starts in Sept and all girls will be notified about training times in due course. The ladies have two league games left, both are at home to Bundoran and Killybegs and we hope to get them played in the next two weeks. Training for U-16’s, minors and ladies takes place Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm. We need to get all the girls out as U-16 and minor competitions are starting soon.The 2nd day of the 5th in the Naomh Mhuire Surf Day series in Carrickfinn is set for Friday 20th July, 2pm to 8pm. A superb day was had by all on the first surf day on 28th June, and many are booked already for the 2nd session. Booking is essential and slots are available in 3 age groups and times. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis: 5 – 8 years – from 2 till 4pm, 8 – 12 years from 3 till 6 pm, 12+ from 4pm till 8pm. Please text your name and age (if under 12) to 087 9540756. Book early to avoid disappointmentA course in child protection and good practise in the GAA will be held in the clubhouse. Anyone interested in doing this worthwhile course contact Childrens Officer, Dónal O’Séarcáigh. This course covers all from Adult to u/age mentors in every aspect of their roles within the club. It is a two hour course.Lotto details for week 4th July. Jackpot 2300 euro. No jackpot winner and two match 3 winners: KevinWhite – loch an Iuir and Claire Sharkey – Anagaire. Numbers drawn were 2-3-4-7. Next 100 club draw is 25th July, Sellers get collecting and have returns in on time.Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.  GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DONEGAL STARS KEEP CARDS CLOSE TO THEIR CHEST AHEAD OF BIG GAME!

first_imgDonegal boss Jim McGuinness is unlikely to be showing his hand before next Sunday’s All-Ireland final.And he’s also unlikely to shuffle the pack!But that didn’t stop his players from putting on their poker faces last night. The picture was taken as the players complete a training trip which included a stay at the Carlton Hotel in Dublin.Mark McHugh tweeted “It’s hard to beat relaxing on a Saturday afternoon with probably the best week of our lives to look forward to.”It’s obvious from the picture who the winners and losers are!Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy seems to be happy but the same can’t be said for Colm McFadden who looks like he might just fold. And the good news I that there’s not a drink in sight – not even a diet coke!Let’s just hope that come next Sunday, Donegal are the ones calling Mayo’s bluff as Michael Murphy climbs the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift the Sam Maguire cup.  DONEGAL STARS KEEP CARDS CLOSE TO THEIR CHEST AHEAD OF BIG GAME! was last modified: September 16th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

RESULTS FROM THE TERMON OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5K

first_imgTHEY’VE inspired a host of people to get out and get fit.And most importantly they’ve inspired themselves.The keep fit fanatics at An Craoibhin in Termon excelled themselves on Saturday for their very own Operation Transformation 5k. The runners and walkers are listed below – each and every one a winner.Place Number Name Time Category1 322 Christopher Murray 00:18:47 SM 2 327 Johnny O’Doherty 00:20:05 SM3 347 Adie Gaffey 00:20:36 SM4 332 Mark O’Donnell 00:21:07 SM5 308 Thomas McBride 00:21:14 MM6 329 Frances Judge 00:21:18 MW7 318 Richard Raymond 00:21:27 MM 8 Ryan McFadden 00:21:39 JM9 328 Seamus Gallagher 00:21:41 MM10 352 Andy McFadden 00:22:00 MM11 353 Trevor Gorman 00:23:50 MM 12 313 Joe McDaid 00:23:54 MM13 305 Noel McBride 00:24:00 MM14 307 Susan McBride 00:24:16 MW15 315 Fiona McLaughlin 00:24:44 SW16 346 John Ferry 00:24:46 MM17 331 Colette McElwaine 00:24:55 MW18 355 Laura Corbirt 00:25:17 MW19 303 John McNamara 00:25:23 MM20 309 Orla McBride 00:25:56 MW21 301 Mairead Giles 00:25:59 SW22 340 Agnes Ryan 00:26:10 MW23 359 Lee O’Donnell 00:26:33 SM24 330 Jackie Ireland 00:27:26 MW25 361 John Curran 00:27:38 MM26 362 Colm McDaid 00:27:38 MM27 Unregistered 00:28:19 #N/A28 354 Sally McFadden 00:28:20 MW29 348 Noreen Trearty 00:28:38 MW30 306 Eileen Dugganq 00:28:44 MW31 321 Maria Murray 00:28:46 SW32 351 Ann Kelly 00:29:00 MW33 343 Patricia McGrenra 00:29:01 SW34 350 Maureen Gallagher 00:29:10 MW35 304 Geraldine Flood 00:29:11 MW36 310 Amanda Quinn 00:29:12 MW37 311 Ann Marie Darmady 00:29:13 MW38 317 James Greene 00:29:37 MM39 358 David Bonner 00:29:38 SM40 334 Leona Martin 00:29:41 SW41 333 Tanya Carson 00:29:42 SW42 314 Shaun Douglas 00:30:10 MM43 319 Kate Murphy 00:30:18 SW44 320 Breda McGeever 00:30:20 SW45 316 Marjarie Russell 00:30:54 MW46 302 Tricia Fitzpatrick 00:30:59 MW47 341 Sheenagh McGeehan 00:31:12 SW48 344 Geraldine Gibbons 00:31:14 MW49 338 Josie Gallagher 00:31:31 MW50 339 Bernie O’Donnell 00:31:32 MW51 312 Mary McDaid 00:32:52 MW52 345 Sheena Steward 00:33:12 MW53 325 Carol McElwaine 00:33:36 MW54 326 Michelle Doherty 00:33:42 MW55 323 Deborah McElwaine 00:33:43 SW56 324 Paula McElwaine 00:34:40 SW57 336 Siobhan McLaughlin 00:34:54 MW58 337 Mary Duddy 00:34:54 MW59 360 Cecellia Sheridan 00:35:03 SW60 342 Laura Friel 00:35:25 SW61 357 Carol Anne Boyle 00:38:00 SW62 Maura Mills 00:38:12 #N/A63 356 Siobhan Boyle 00:38:13 MW64 349 Eugene Trearty 00:38:18 MM65 335 Frances McBride 00:39:18 SWRESULTS FROM THE TERMON OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5K was last modified: March 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RESULTS FROM THE TERMON OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5Klast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U14’S FACE FOUR MASTERS IN DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesU-16 boys won against Kilcar on Monday evening,Killybegs 4-10, Kilcar 3-12.@On Friday the 27th u-16 boys will play home to bundoran at 7.30pm and They will play away to st nauls on Monday the 30th at 7.30pm. U-14 division 1 championship final will take place on Wednesday the 25th in dunkinelly at 8.00pm against four masters.U-12 training this Wednesday at 5.00pm in fintraThe reserves and senior team will play away to naomh mhuire on Sunday 29th.Games commencing at 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm.The senior ladies team will play away to glenswilly on Sunday the 29th at 11.00am.Commiserations to Aisling cunnigham and the Donegal ladies senior panel on their game against Armagh. The ladies now go on into the all Ireland qualifiers.Congratulations to eoghann bann gallagher and the Donegal minor team for reaching the ulster final and to hugh mc fadden and the senior team for also reaching the ulster final.The senior team took part in the joe larry competition in Ardara last Saturday evening in which they drew, details of the next game will be given in due course.There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €2150 on 45 numbers. ​There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 11,12,17,30. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1850. The club would like to thank those who buy the killotto each week. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie The ladies team are organising a 5k on Friday 8th August (Festival weekend) Watch this space for more info.Strictly is coming back to Killybegs! Our scouts will be out and about over the next few weeks…. Put your dancing shoes on!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U14’S FACE FOUR MASTERS IN DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: KEITH SHIELDS WINS THE WEDNESDAY OPEN AT PORTSALON

first_imgPortsalon Golf NewsMulroy Winter LinksWith the time sheet almost full, time is running out if you wish to be part of this exciting golf event over the winter months with the popular Mulroy Links Competition which will be staged over two of the major golfing links courses in the North Wests Rosapenna and Portsalon Golf Courses. The competition will be staged at alternative dates at the Rosapenna Golf Resort and Portsalon courses. The Mulroy Links is an open competition with the usual prizes on offer. . As this event will attract a large turnout from members and visitors a time sheet will be in operation on each course for each event. The Mulroy Links will tee off on Saturday 11th October at Portsalon Golf Course, Saturday 18th October Rosapenna Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris) , Saturday 8th November : Portsalon Golf Club, Saturday 22nd November Rosapenna Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris) 13th December Rosapenna Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris Links), Saturday 14th February 2015: Portsalon Golf Club, Saturday 28th February: Rosapenna Golf Resort (Sandy Hills Links) , Saturday 14th March : Rosapenna Golf Resort Sandy Hills Links, Saturday 15th March 2014: Rosapenna Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris Links) Saturday 28th March Portsalon Golf Course.Saturday 18th.The competitions conclude with the Mulroy Links Captains Day on Saturday 18th April at : Portsalon Golf Club. Entry fee into this premier golfing event will be a joining fee of €15 and on the day of competitions €10 for members of both Rosapenna and Portsalon golf clubs and €20 for visitors. Please be advised that the time sheet is filling up for the first outing. Both members of Rosapenna , Portsalon and visitors should note that if you unable to play on the day please ensure that your name is removed for the time sheet, thus allowing someone else a place in this prestigious event. Due to demand a reserve list will be in operation So make sure that you do not miss out on this new and exciting golfing event over the winter months for further details contact Rosapenna Golf Club at 0749155000 or Portsalon Golf Club 07491 59459. Each outing must be book prior to the date so remember to book your tee time.New MembersDo you want to avail of a special offer to play golf at Portsalon golf club free? Portsalon golf club are running two special offers this year. The first offer is for free golf for the period of October, November & December 2014 yes free golf for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2015 €490 and get October, November and December 2014 free. For further information please contact 074 9159459. If that is not feasible then why not avail of a winter membership at Portsalon golf club which will run from 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015 for a fee of €300. To avail of any of the above offers contact the clubhouse on 0749159459 for further information.Over 50’s It may not have been the Ryder Cup but the competition was every bit as intense as the over 50’s teams from Portsalon and Ballyliffen contested the first leg of the Donegal final on Saturday last. The travelling Portsalon team came away with two matches to Ballyliffens three. With Ballyliffen holding a slender lead the return leg is scheduled for Sunday 5th November, this has all the makings of a classic match so come out and support out tea on the day.Keeping UpAs the short days are now fast approaching, we should all remember to avoid slow play on our golf course, ‘’ Your position on the course is a shot behind the group ahead of you and not just ahead of the group behind you!’’ All golfers must practice good golfing etiquette if your group is holding up the group behind then simply call them through.Ryder CupThe Captain Dermot Boyce and the members of Portsalon golf club would like to congratulate Ryder Cup Captain Paul Mc Ginley and his European team on their excellent win at Gleneagles at the week end. Portsalon Golf Club is indeed delighted to be associated with Ryder Cup Captain Paul Mc Ginley. EventsOn Saturday 4th October there is an open gents competition, Sunday 5th October a members competition and Wednesday 8th October an open 18 hole stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.com.ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open staged on24th was Keith Shields (8) Letterkenny 39 points, runner up Joe Coyle (7) 39 points, gross Ciaran Mc Fadden (5) 32 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Saturday 27th the winner of the open competition was Ciaran Mc Fadden (5) 39 points, runner up Clive Watson (17) Letterkenny 38 points, gross Ryan Mc Gettigan (5) 30 points. The CSS was 36 points. On Sunday the winner of the members stroke event was James Lynch (17) 67 , runner up Michael Harte (28) 68, gross Kevin mc Gonagle (5) 30 points. The CSS was 71. PlacingMembers and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced.Local Rule-Stakes and RopesAll members and visitors should note that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens.Protect Your Course.Replacing divots is no more than good golf etiquette. So we should all think of our fellow golfers and replace our divots. In addition all members are encouraged to take a Divot Bag with them on their golfing round and replace the divot with either the mixture or the actual divot. Divot bags are available on entry to the first tee box and also at the 5th & 12th tee boxes.. Please ensure that you pick up a divot bag and assist with the course maintenance. If you forget to collect your divot bag at the first tee there is another chance to do so on the second tee. We can all play a part.Locker RoomsOver the past few months a number of golfers are leaving their clubs and trollies in the locker room. Members should note that the locker rooms do not provide a secure lock up facilities for clubs or trollies and these should be removed. The club will not be responsible for any items stolen from the locker room.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to www.portsalongolfclub.comGOLF NEWS: KEITH SHIELDS WINS THE WEDNESDAY OPEN AT PORTSALON was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfNoticesPortsalonSportlast_img read more

BOXING: SHAUN MC SHANE – “HE’S NEVER FACED A DONEGAL MAN BEFORE, HE WON’T KNOW WHAT HIT HIM”

first_imgShaun Mc Shane is back in action on Saturday night when he faces Bulgarian opponent Radoslav Mitev.Leitirmacaward boxer Shaun Mc Shane has issued a rallying cry ahead of his bout with Radoslav Mitev at the Ravenscraig Regional Sport Facility in Motherwell on Saturday night.The talented Bulgarian caused a major surprise when he defeated the highly-rated Eddie Doyle in June.Mc Shane who has underwent surgery on a troublesome knee problem since his last fight is raring to get back into the ring. Mc Shane says  his training camp has went really well, and his preparation for the forthcoming fight has been ideal.Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “I got surgery on the knee during the summer, and I probably didn’t expect to return to the ring so soon.“However, when the fight was presented to me, I wasn’t going to turn it down, I love a challenge and to be honest I’m just raring to get back into the ring.Mc Shane admitted he doesn’t know much about his opponent, but the fact he defeated Eddie Doyle means he won’t be no pushover and Mc Shane will give him the respect he deserves. Mc Shane said, “I don’t know much about him, but he caused somewhat of an upset when he beat Eddie Doyle.“He’s a good boxer and it’s going to be a tough fight on Saturday, but I’m confident in my own ability and I believe I can win.“He’s never faced a Donegal man before, he won’t know what hit him on Saturday night.With a mass invasion of Irish fans expected to descend on Glasgow this weekend for the Euro 2016 qualifier, it’s expected a large number will make their way to the venue on Saturday to cheer on Mc Shane.Mc Shane said “The support I’ve received so far in the fights have been overwhelming, it’s been brilliant. “It really does give you extra energy, and I’m hoping it’s a good weekend, hopefully Ireland can win on Friday night and I can complete the double on Saturday, he joked.BOXING: SHAUN MC SHANE – “HE’S NEVER FACED A DONEGAL MAN BEFORE, HE WON’T KNOW WHAT HIT HIM” was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:boxingnewsShaun Mc ShaneSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AOIFE MCLAUGHLIN CROWNED MOVILLE SENIOR LADIES PLAYER OF THE YEAR

first_imgMoville GAA News:LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 11, 14, 16, 18. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Rosin Carey. Advertisement Next week’s jackpot will be €7,300. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.CLUB DINNER DANCEThe annual club dinner dance took place last Saturday night in the Redcastle Hotel with over 170 in attendance. Once again it was a very successful night and well attended by club members young and old. The guest of honour was Sean Dunnion county board chairman and the invited guest was Michael McMenamin. Reserve player of the year went to Michael McLaughlin (Wobbly), senior player of the year was awarded to Malachy McDermott and senior ladies player of the year went to Aoife McLaughlin. Tony McClenaghan and Ciaran Diver received a special award for their part in the Donegal minor success of 2014. A special merit award was also presented to Seamus Doherty (Baker) for his contributions over the years. Players who represented the club at a higher level in 2014 also received awards.UNDERAGE TRAINING Advertisement Well done to last Saturdays players of the week, U8 was Sarah Carey & Cormac Reynolds. U10 boys was Cormac Gormley & U10/U12 girls was Grainne McCann. Underage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11am. U12 boys (players born 2003) training takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8pm. All new children welcome.RegistrationMoville GAA underage registration takes place this Saturday 31st January in the clubhouse from 10:00-12:30. It’s vital that all coaches and players ensure that they are registered for 2015.MEMBERSHIPClub membership is now open for anyone who wishes to sign up: Juveniles €5, student €10, adult €20, family (up to 18 years) €30 and family with lotto for a year €100. County Board levies must be paid before end of January so important that all memberships are paid before that time. GARDA VETTINGAnyone willing to coach at end level within the club needs to complete a New Garda Veeting Form regardless if they have already completed one last year. There are new procedures and stringent guidelines as to how to complete the form. Forms and guidelines will be posted to the Clubs website or alternatively you can get one form Margaret Mulhall on Saturday mornings. This is a MUST for all coaches or anyone helping managers to take a team.FOUNDATION LEVEL COACHING AWARDA Foundation coaching award will take place in Urris clubhouse January 30th/31st. Anyone coaching within the club MUST have the Foundation level done, this includes child protection. Contact Gerard Faulkner (086) 317 6516 to book your place. GAA NEWS: AOIFE MCLAUGHLIN CROWNED MOVILLE SENIOR LADIES PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN

first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman has said he loves going home to Killybegs because nobody treats him any differently.The highly-paid Everton star may be able to eat at fancy restaurants and drive flash cars with his salary.But the modest 26 year old says he is treated just like one of the lads when he gets a chance to come home. “Where I come from, you don’t have the celebrity mindset. I grew up playing football with all the lads who are still back home and when I see them, they are my pals.“That is one of the reasons why I enjoy my time back home so much. The people in Killybegs wish me well and they are all delighted for me, but they don’t treat me any different and that’s the way I like it,” he said.Coleman, who played for Sligo Rovers before heading across the water to become a major star with Everton, says he hopes a lot of other young Irish lads can follow in his footsteps.But he warned that it is tough making it as a footballer and luck also plays a part. “The disappointments I suffered along the way was one of the reasons why I was so determined to make a success of this move to Everton when it happened.“I knew what I wanted the minute I got here. I had to take this chance and I was desperate to get into the first team. Well, I managed to do that and I stayed there,” he said. ‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC ATHLETES PERFORM SUPERBLY IN USA

first_imgATHLETICS: Two of Finn Valley’s bright young athletes in the States were in action at the weekend.Tori Pena who already has an Olympic Q mark for Rio was in action in Colorado and opened with a 4.25m in the pole vault so off to a good start. Currently training in Phoenix – Dempsey Mc Guigan a student in University Of Mississippi was competing in Birmingham, Alabama with the short hammer and had a pb 19.50m an improvement on his 19.42 from the previous week.ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC ATHLETES PERFORM SUPERBLY IN USA was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsfinn valleySportTori PennaUSAlast_img read more

HARPS UNLUCKY AS THEY LOSE TO GALWAY

first_imgFINN HARPS were unlucky not to have won a share of the spoils as they lost out 1-0 to Galway.Vinny Faherty scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute to help Galway climb above Shamrock Rovers in the table.  In a dull opening half it was the home side who carved out the first chance, Richard Brush denying Kevin Devaney in the 18th minute.It was the 30th minute before Harps seriously threatened the home goal.Ethan Boyle did well to fire in a cross but Ryan Curran’s sliding legs just failed to connect.After Faherty’s opener, Harps were always chasing the game against a tight Galway rearguard – Kevin McHugh firing one shot in from 35 yards. But a better chance did come.Galway keeper Paul Sinnott bungled a clearance, the ball fell to Curran but his shot went agonisingly wide. HARPS UNLUCKY AS THEY LOSE TO GALWAY was last modified: April 9th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Declan Bonner expects a ‘trying 70 minutes’ as Donegal head for Tyrone

first_imgDECLAN BONNER says that his Donegal Under-21s will face a ‘very trying 70 minutes’ when they meet Tyrone in the McKenna Cup tonight.Donegal have entered Bonner’s Under-21s in the competition and they meet a strong Tyrone side tonight at Healy Park in Omagh.Following a narrow defeat to UUJ and a loss to Cavan on Sunday, Donegal will get another baptism of fire tonight with Tyrone boss Mickey Harte confirming returns to his starting line-up for Mattie Donnelly, Niall Morgan, Tiernan McCann, Ronan O’Neill and Darren McCurry. “We know it’ll be a very trying 70 minutes, but it’s about seeing lads stand up and be counted and about getting our level of performances to where we want them to be,” Bonner said in an interview with Donegal Sport Hub.“It will be a tough night at the office, but we know that and it’s a chance again to see where we are.“Regardless of results, we will be in a much better place than we were 22 months ago.“There’ll be a few sore bodies after Sunday, so we’ll have to freshen things up. “We have to try and be as competitive as we can.”Bonner says there have been ‘more positives than negatives’ so far in the competition.Bonner said: “We took this competition as a learning curve. We had UUJ, the top college team, Cavan who are getting ready under Mattie McGleenan and we all know how serious Tyrone take this competition.”Declan Bonner expects a ‘trying 70 minutes’ as Donegal head for Tyrone was last modified: January 18th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Declan BonnerDonegal Under 21sTyronelast_img read more

Arsenal set to hold talks with Argentina ace and Unai Emery favourite

first_img TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Banega spent two seasons playing under Emery at Sevilla According to reports in Spain, as quoted by the Mirror, Banega’s representatives have been in talks with the Gunners hierarchy, leading to a potential reuniting between Banega and Unai Emery, the manager who brought him to Sevilla in the summer of 2014.Banega won two Europa Leagues under Emery, before leaving at the same time as his manager went to Paris Saint-Germain, in 2016, to join Inter of Milan. LIVING THE DREAM RANKED Latest transfer news targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? He spent just one year in Milan before returning to Sevilla last summer, and now he could be departing again, with Emery keen on bringing the midfielder to the Emirates.The links with Banega come in the wake of Jack Wilshere announcing he will leave Arsenal at the end of the month when his contract expires. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Emery has already completed two signings since succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager at the end of May, bringing Stephan Lichtsteiner, the full-back, in on a free transfer from Juventus, while the purchase of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno was confirmed on Tuesday. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST 2 REVEALED 2 IN DEMAND Wilsher will leave Arsenal after 17 years Arsenal are set to hold talks with the agent of Argentina star Ever Banega this week, according to reports.Banega, the Sevilla midfielder, is currently representing his nation at the World Cup, but his club future has come to the fore over the last few days.last_img read more

Man United see £11.59million offer for Turkish starlet rejected by Tabzonspor

first_img 1 Manchester United have seen a £11.59million offer for Turkish starlet Yusuf Yazici rejected by Trabzonspor, according to HaberTurk.The Red Devils have already landed full-back Diogo Dalot, Fred, and Lee Grant, but are reportedly looking into landing the 21-year-old attacking midfielder. Latest Transfer News targets IN DEMAND LATEST Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu, though is refusing to sell, while the player himself isn’t keen on leaving the clubs as he seeks to continue his development.Yazici continued his progression last season, scoring 10 goals and making five assists in the Super Lig.Galatasaray, meanwhile, have rejected reports they want to sign the player.Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven have previously held an interest in signing the Turkey international too. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Yusuf Yazici in action for Turkey. RANKED moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

Everton step up bid to sign LaLiga defender as officials fly out

first_img France star Lucas Digne is unwanted at Barcelona. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Spanish newspaper Sport has claimed that Everton have stepped up their pursuit of Digne by scheduling a meeting to discuss the transfer, despite the player being in the United States with his current team-mates.The 25-year-old is only a back-up player at the Nou Camp and managed just eight LaLiga appearances last term.As such, Barca are reportedly ready to sell him for around £14.25million, which could be affordable for Everton. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on REVEALED RANKED Latest Transfer News targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST center_img Everton are set to push forward with their bid to sign Lucas Digne and have sent officials to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.The French left-back is a top target of new boss Marco Silva, who has already completed a big-money move for Brazilian forward Richarlison this summer, and he could soon conclude a move for the Barca man. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich and Juventus are also interested in a move for the former Paris Saint-Germain and Lille man.Barcelona are keen to offload Digne as they wish to make Marc Cucurella the backup for Jordi Alba. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 1last_img read more

Leeds to complete fifth summer signing on Tuesday

first_img Bamford was named Championship Player of the Year in 2014/15 2 moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father And, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bamford’s transfer should be officially announced today, as long as there are no issues discovered during his medical.The 24-year-old forward will join Leeds after one-and-a-half years at the Riverside, in which time he scored 13 goals in 43 matches. Patrick Bamford will complete his move from Middlesbrough to Leeds on Tuesday, according to reports.Bamford, the former England Under-21 international, started his medical yesterday as he closes in on a switch to Elland Road that could eventually be worth £10million. targets targets 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img RANKED LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest transfer news Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? REVEALED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Bamford, formerly of Chelsea, also spent the 2014/15 season on loan with Boro, guiding them to the Championship play-off final, while his goal scoring feats last term helped the Teesside club reach the semi-finals of the same competition.Bamford will become Leeds’ fifth signing since the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s new manager. LIVING THE DREAM Bielsa’s first competitive match as Leeds manager is against Stoke on Sunday The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Barry Douglas was brought in from Wolves on a permanent deal last week, to join season-long loanees Lewis Baker and Jack Harrison, the midfielders, and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.last_img read more

Italian club optimistic over surprise move for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric

first_imgThe Spanish giants forked out a reported £30m for the Croatian then and he has gone on to be a huge success for the club.Modric has starred at international level too, winning the Golden Ball at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.The midfielder is a key cog in the Real Madrid team but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are lining up an audacious move for him. 2 Modric has won the Champions League three times in the last three years at Madrid and could seek a new challenge Inter Milan are preparing a shock swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.The 32-year-old enjoyed four brilliant years at Tottenham before leaving for the Bernabeu in 2012. The Croatian talisman reached the World Cup final with his country in Russia 2 The Italian club have sounded out Modric’s representatives over a move and they think there is a chance a deal could be done.One stumbling block, however, could be the Croatia international’s salary as Inter may struggle to meet his wage demands.last_img read more

Man United target Ivan Perisic says he’s open to Premier League move

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM LATEST IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer And Perisic, who was one of the star players during Croatia’s World Cup campaign, added more fuel to the suggestions he could be on his way to Old Trafford.Although the 29-year-old signed a long-term deal with the Serie A club, Perisic revealed he has ambitions to play in a “top league” and for a “top club”.In an interview with Sportske Novosti, he said: “Honestly, I would like to test myself in all of the biggest leagues but the question is will I have the time, I am 29 and working to extend my career as long as I can.“Yes, I’d like to play in England and Spain but I don’t know if there is enough time left.center_img moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Ivan Perisic has claimed he would like a move to the Premier League amid rumours Manchester United are after the winger.United boss Jose Mourinho is a fan of the Inter Milan winger and has been chasing him for the best part of a year.Manchester United could win the league if they get Perisic – says ex-Red Devil Perisic signed a long-term deal with Inter last year The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED “Last year I signed new five-year deal with Inter, I enjoy great status at the club.“It is true Inter has not had the results it should have since 2010, there were some problems, bad decisions, but somehow I feel we are on the right way to return to old glory.“I heard some clubs want me but they have to talk to my club and only after that could I join the negotiations and decide.“If I was to change club, it could only be to a top league and top club.“Only God knows what will happen in future, I am happy at Inter but we all know anything is possible in football.” 1 targets last_img read more

Sir Rod Stewart sends classy email to talkSPORT’s Moose after Celtic rant

first_img Brendan Rodgers has won successive domestic trebles at Celtic 2 He branded the SPL ‘The Scottish Pub League’, claimed there was no point in Scottish clubs competing in European competition and told Brendan Rodgers he was wasting his career by managing Celtic. LISTEN TO THE RANT IN FULL HERE.Well, those comments did not go unnoticed by one of Celtic’s most famous fans, Sir Rod Stewart.Sir Rod, a regular listener of talkSPORT, wrote to The Moose to express his feelings about the rant, revealing it left him ‘hurt’ and defending Celtic’s history. Read what he had to say below… 2 Ian Abrahams, aka The Moose, sparked a bit of a storm last week with a rant about Scottish football.The talkSPORT reporter slaughtered the state of the game north of the border following Celtic’s defeat to AEK Athens in their Champions League qualifying clash.last_img read more

Spurs stadium ‘within touching distance’ of green light, update due soon

first_img NEW ERA How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings Jim White announced on talkSPORT: “Apart from one aspect of the project everything is complete.“The sliding pitch has been tested, and it’s complete. They’re all good with the roof, the seats, the museum is ready, offices are brand spanking new, ready to be occupied. Everything is there and ready but last Monday the 13th of the month, proved to be unlucky for the club.“A contractor’s report showed a problem with critical safety systems. This involves the ability to evacuate the building safely, the PA system, and the fire alarm system, which has to be working, but there were a number of unexpected installation errors when it was tested.“And I stress, that was only discovered last Monday, not before. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ALTERED 4 “A spokesman at Tottenham this morning tells me, ‘we ask again for the fans’ patience, we hit an unforeseen hurdle in the home straight but now we’re so close to going in we assure the supporters of Tottenham it is going to be worth it.’“So let me finish on a few positives this morning. So keen are the contractors and the club to get this over the line 3,800 people are working 24/7 at the stadium. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed How the inside of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looked at 11am on Wednesday, August 22. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 possible standings “So Tottenham made provisions with extra games at Wembley and this morning I am told that although they are within touching distance of announcing it, the club still cannot say, hand on heart, when the first game inside the new stadium will actually be.“The club is devastated by the news but, of course, that system has got to work. It’s as simple as that, without one, let alone a few, installation errors. It cannot work without being absolutely fool proof.“I have to stress this was totally unexpected to the football club. The testing for this work was completed a long time ago, 18 months ago, but clearly, according to Tottenham, the workmanship in this area has not been good enough. It has let them down. The club feels let down as a result and is totally reliant on the contractors sorting it out.” no dice 4 silverware SORRY gameday cracker And White added a resolution may be on the way in the foreseeable future, although supporters are urged to remain patient.He continued: “Tottenham will get another update today and they are waiting to hear at any time that a green light can be given for the opening of the new stadium.“Although they have to remain cautious and although they have to get it right, until they get it right they cannot put a timescale on it. And I totally understand that.“But at the very top of the club there is a massive feeling of disappointment that the contractors let down the football club and has, in turn, let down the fans. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City smart causal 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Latest Premier League News Tottenham Hotspur fans must watch games against Liverpool and Cardiff City at Wembley. whoops How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is coming under fire following their new stadium’s delays. Most Popular Premier League News Spurs supporters have been left furious by the uncertainty surrounding the date when they will be able to move into their new home after testing revealed ‘issues with the critical safety systems’.But it appears fans may have some positive news shortly as further testing is ongoing and contractor Mace has put boots on the ground to correct the faults which were found. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday White Hart Lane has been demolished and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium built over the top of it. Tottenham Hotspur are ‘within touching distance’ of confirming when their new stadium will open, according to talkSPORT presenter Jim White.The recent troubles saw the club relocate matches with Liverpool and Cardiff City to Wembley, when the former game was set to open the new arena on September 15.Meanwhile, there is no set ground for their home match against Manchester City in late October, leading some opposition fans to demand a points deduction if they use a third stadium. REVEALED 4 REVEALED latest smart causal huge blow Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures “The price of the stadium hasn’t gone up. The stadium comes in at between £400million and £450million but with the hotel, the museum and everything else that goes with it the figure is closer to £800million. And I know for a fact it’s being paid for by club resources and bank finance. It’s all done, all in place.“The contractors, Mace, have come to us with a statement and said: ‘The contractor recognises the problem and acknowledges the problem and they are working day and night to sort it’.”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp reveals when he expects Dejan Lovren to return from injury

first_img Latest Premier League News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Lovren claimed he was playing through the pain at the World Cup Lovren was ruled out for Liverpool’s home game against Brighton on Saturday and Klopp believes he won’t be fit for their match at Leicester the following weekend.Klopp said: “Dejan is coming closer but he’s not really around team training in the moment.“I’m pretty sure no chance for the Leicester game and then, hopefully, after the international break, he will be ready to go.“That would be nice. That was actually the target from the first day when he was in and we knew about his problems. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes REVEALED “We thought ‘OK, if we can give him that time, then that would be cool’.”Liverpool predicted line-up v Brighton smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener huge blow gameday ALTERED REVEALED possible standings silverware Dejan Lovren is expected to return to the Liverpool fold after next month’s international break, according to boss Jurgen Klopp.The defender’s 2018/19 season has been delayed due to Croatia making it to the World Cup final this summer as well as through sustaining a pelvic problem since coming back from his summer break.last_img read more

Denmark vs Wales: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and confirmed team news

first_img highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal MONEY Getty 1 What is the team news? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures The Danish FA put John Jensen in temporary charge of the game, with all of their usual stars missing, but managed to finally solve the crisis on Friday.These two share a Nations League group with Ireland, who Wales thrashed on Thursday, and will be keen to impress in the new competition which provides four places for Euro 2020.What time is kick-off?This game will be held on Sunday, September 9.Kick-off will be at 5pm UK time.These sides haven’t met for a decade, where Wales won a friendly 1-0 thanks to a goal from Craig Bellamy.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can watch the action on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 4.45pm.If you’re based in Wales, the game will also be shown live on S4C with Welsh language commentary. FOOTBALL LATEST possible standings Wales will be hoping that Gareth Bale can inspire them to the Euros Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Wales face Denmark as the new Uefa Nations League continues in Aarhus.Ryan Giggs’ side travel to face the Danes, who were forced to field a team of amateurs in their friendly against Slovakia after the extraordinary image rights row. impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sådan stiller vi op til dagens kamp mod Wales #ForDanmarkFølg kampen på @dbulive pic.twitter.com/mhTGmo6OfN— Fodboldlandsholdene (@dbulandshold) September 9, 2018 silverware 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Here’s the official #NationsLeague teamsheet for #DENWAL. #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/H1F2e05KvQ— Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) September 9, 2018last_img read more

Arsenal wonderkid will not leave on loan this season

first_img REAL DEAL The 18-year-old followed that up by earning his first start against Brentford on Wednesday night as Arsenal won 3-1 in the Carabao Cup.Smith Rowe is highly thought of by the north London club and signed professional terms with them in the summer.And the youngster has revealed it was at that point boss Unai Emery told him he will not be going on loan this season.“That showed me that club had faith in me,” Smith Rowe told the Arsenal matchday programme when discussing his new deal.“We also spoke about my development and the boss was clear that I remain at the club and not go out on loan. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining silverware REVEALED REVEALED Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe in action against Brentford. Latest Premier League News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Arsenal wonderkid Emile Smith Rowe has been told by Unai Emery he will not be going on loan this season.The attacking midfielder thrilled during the Gunners’ pre-season tour to Singapore and made his debut against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “He said that I will have opportunities and that was music to my ears. I would love to play.“It’s a strange situation for me because I know I have to be patient as I’m very much on a learning curve, but having had a taste of first-team football, you want more.” no dice Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

Watch as Cristiano Ronaldo stunner wins Serie A match for Juventus at Empoli

first_img Lukaku lauded for brilliant gesture which denied him chance of Inter hat-trick A Cristiano Ronaldo brace saw Juventus come from behind to beat Empoli in Serie A on Saturday.The league leaders faced a tougher test than expected against the Azzurri, who forced a close run contest. NICE GUY on target Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ‘Superhuman’ Ronaldo hailed for gravity defying goal with outrageous header AIR TIME Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman |GOAL|It’s his second of the night, and it’s a belter. Ronaldo gives Juve the lead.Empoli 1-2 Juventus pic.twitter.com/HkqgHzHTrc— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) October 27, 2018Juve defeated Manchester United in a comfortable 1-0 Champions League victory on Tuesday and were back in action again just days later.Francesco Caputo put Empoli ahead on 28 minutes and the home side carried that lead into half time.However a 54th minute penalty followed by a sensational 70th minute strike from CR7 secured the three points for the Old Lady.You can watch the winer in the video above. tasteless Latest Serie A News ADVICE Serie A’s anti-racism campaign blasted as ‘sick joke’ as Roma and AC Milan reactlast_img read more

Leeds renew interest in target but must battle Champions League club for signing

first_img moving on three-way race But now, according to Fanatik, Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray are ready to muscle in on the race to sign the former Tianjin Teda star.As ever, Gala are in the hunt for the title and they are currently level on points with Kasimpasa, just two back from league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade And they want to give their bid to win the league a major boost by splashing the cash on in-form Diagne when the transfer window opens in January. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TOP WORK RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Leeds are facing a transfer battle with Galatasaray for prolific Kasimpasa striker Mbaye Diagne.Diagne, the 27-year-old, came close to joining Leeds from his current club during the summer, but the move fell apart over a work permit issue and he remained in Turkey.The forward has responded to that disappointment in emphatic fashion, hitting 11 goals in just 10 Super Lig games already this season.Diagne has reportedly applied for an Italian passport which would allow him to play his football in England without a work permit, and it has been reported that Leeds have renewed their interest in him. Latest transfer news targets targets Galatasaray are going for their 22nd Super Lig title under manager Fatih Terim REVEALED last_img read more

Liverpool tell Xherdan Shaqiri to stay at home for Red Star Belgrade clash

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow REVEALED Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri caused a storm at the World Cup The 27-year-old, who was fined for the incident by FIFA, is of Kosovo-Albanian descent. Serbia have refused to recognise Kosovo as a state, despite it declaring independence in 2008.There were concerns Shaqiri’s presence would inflame political tension in Serbia, and Jurgen Klopp is keen to avoid any distractions.Why did Xhaka and Shaqiri celebrate with the Albanian eagle symbol at the World Cup?He told the club’s website on Monday: “It’s a situation where we will go to the fantastic city of Belgrade as a football team to play football.“We have heard and read the speculation and talk about what kind of reception Shaq would receive and although we have no idea what would happen, we want to go there and be focused 100 per cent on football and not have to think about anything else, that’s all.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Xherdan Shaqiri sported the Kosovar flag on his boots at the World Cup 3 3 MONEY Red Star general director Zvezdan Terzic had previously warned Shaqiri of the pressure he would face playing against the Serbian champions.“Red Star is a Serbian club, Partizan (Belgrade) was Yugoslav,” he said.“I think that Shaqiri will be under unbelievable psychological pressure because he will know where he is coming. He knows that the Red Star is a symbol of Serbia and playing the Marakana, I don’t know whether he will play.” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants his side to be focussed on football Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Shaqiri, who has one goal and three assists in nine Liverpool appearances this season, featured in the 4-0 win over Red Star at Anfield two weeks ago.On the prospect of travelling for the return fixture, he said: “I just go there to play a football game.“It is not about politics, it is about football. I worry about nothing and go to play.“I had this (booing) already at the World Cup so I know I can handle this no problem.”Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren and Naby Keita have returned to the Liverpool squad for the Group C clash, but skipper Jordan Henderson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. ADVICE BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Liverpool have confirmed Xherdan Shaqiri will not travel to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League due to fears of political hostility.Shaqiri caused outrage at the World Cup by celebrating his last-gasp winner against Serbia with an Albanian eagle symbol. no dice 3 Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

TOP DRIVERS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY

first_imgTHREE of rallying’s greats are set to go head to head in next week’s Donegal International Rally.And all three have won rounds of the Irish tarmac rally championship.Tim McNulty (Galway International), Derek McGarrity (Circuit of Ireland) and Daragh O’Riordan (Rally of the Lakes) haven’t faced each other however – until now. They will go head to head when the Donegal rally begins from Letterkenny a week tomorrow.McGarrity is hopeful his damaged subaru will be repaired in time – but is getting back-up just in case.Garry Jennings and Seamus Leonard complete an all-Subaru top five in the 150-strong entry list.There is no doubt however that all the focus will be on car No 6, Mikko Hirvonen’s Monte Carlo Rally-winning Ford Fiesta S2000 which will be driven for the first time by Tarmac production champion Alastair Fisher. Also in the top 10 is former UK Mitsubishi champion Phillip Morrow, who makes his second appearance of the season after an impressive but troubled outing on the Circuit of Ireland at Easter.Top of the Donegal entry list: 1 Tim McNulty (Subaru Impreza); 2 Derek McGarrity (Subaru Impreza); 3 Daragh O’Riordan (Subaru Impreza); 4 Garry Jennings (Subaru Impreza); 5 Seamus Leonard (Subaru Impreza); 6 Alastair Fisher (Ford Fiesta S2000); 7 Sam Moffett (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 8 Alan Ring (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 9 Donagh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 10 Phillip Morrow (Mitsubishi Lancer N).TOP DRIVERS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal rallylast_img read more

LEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL

first_imgA leading Donegal businessman has encouraged all business owners to pass on the new lower rate of VAT to their customers.Letterkenny coffee shop owner and estate agent Brendan McGlynn was one of the first businesses to make customers aware of the drop in VAT from 13.5% to 9%.Brendan welcomed the move by putting up signs in his shops telling people of the new prices. “We have introduced a number of deals in our two coffee shops to give people as much value for money in the current climate.“We are more than happy to pass on the VAT reduction to our customers.“Hopefully other businesses in Letterkenny and Donegal who do the same will feel the benefit,” he said.The new VAT rate part of the Jobs Initiative and the Government hopes it will help to stimulate the struggling sectors. The reduction will stay in place until December 2013, when it will be reviewed.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has warned businesses they must pass on the savings to customers.Minister Varadkar said the VAT reduction was ‘hard fought for’, and a failure to implement it will make it difficult for similar supports to be given by Government.OBLIGATIONHe said the VAT cuts are a legal obligation, even if price cuts are not. However, the minister said he expects business to respond positively. The new rate applies to restaurants and catering services, hotel and holiday accommodation, entertainment venues, as well as hairdressing and printed publications, including newspapers and magazines.The Irish Hotels Federation has called on all members to pass on the reduction.The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it has instructed its members to reduce prices accordingly.Bord Failte’s Paul McLoone said he hopes businesses in Donegal and the North West in general will also pass on the reductions to their customers. EndsLEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Brendan McGlynnletterkennyQuiet MOmentlast_img read more

DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS OFFERED €80K JOBS DOWN UNDER

first_imgUNEMPLOYED workers in the county are to be with the promise of construction jobs paying up to €80,000.Osborne Recruitment is seeking 500 construction workers for a range of jobs in Western Australia.The firm, which will open an office in Perth in January, said employers there were looking for a range of skills, including engineering, technical, electricians, quantity surveyors and project managers. The recruitment firm joins other companies at the Working Abroad Expo at the RDS in Dublin this weekend where recruiters will also look for people in health and other sectors.Osborne Recruitment chief executive Brendan Murphy said the firm had already found jobs for more than 150 Irish people in the booming Western Australia region.Between 50,000 and 70,000 Irish people are estimated to be working in the area.DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS OFFERED €80K JOBS DOWN UNDER was last modified: September 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Australia jobs donegaldonegaldonegal jobsjobsWestern Australialast_img read more

DANIEL TO GET SPECIAL LATE LATE TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE SHOWBIZ CAREER

first_imgSHOWBIZ EXCLUSIVE: Daniel O’Donnell is to be given a special Late Late Show tribute to celebrate his career and 50th birthday!Donegaldaily.com understands the millionaire entertainer will join Ryan Tubridy on the RTE show which comes just three days before his milestone birthday on December 12th next.A host of stars as well as family and friends are being lined up for the show on December 9th. A spokesman for the Late Late Show told Donegaldaily.com they are planning a very special celebration for Daniel.“Daniel is a real friend of the Late Late Show and we always get terrific feedback after his appearances.“The exact format of his appearance has not been finalised but we will be inviting his family and friends.“Hopefully he will sing a coupe of songs and we will look back on his career to date. And who knows, we might even have a birthday cake for him,” said the spokeswoman. RTE is hoping the tribute show will get huge ratings.“Daniel is a huge star and there is bound to be a huge audience, not just from Ireland, but from around the world,” said a source.Daniel has already told wife Majella that he does not want a big fuss made for his 50th.Majella said she is planning on taking the singer away for three days to pamper him instead.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDANIEL TO GET SPECIAL LATE LATE TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE SHOWBIZ CAREER was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:daniel o’donnellLate Late ShowRTElast_img read more

SO WHICH RTE STAR WAS PLAYING HURLING IN LETTERKENNY?

first_imgHe’s more used to the hot lights of the RTE studios.But television personality Marty Morrissey swapped Dublin 4 for Main Street Letterkenny yesterday.The popular sports commentator was spotted filming in the town. And while he was here he took the opportunity to meet with some of the town’s own sports personalities including Mr Donegal League himself Dessie Kelly and Bernard McGlynn.Marty was in the county to do a special feature on the rise of hurling in Co Donegal which is to be broadcast in early December.Today FM’s Ray Foley on Sunday, Marty Morrissey on Tuesday – who knows Brad Pitt in Ballybofey on Saturday!Yep – up here we’re different. SO WHICH RTE STAR WAS PLAYING HURLING IN LETTERKENNY? was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare 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:letterkennyMarty Morrisseylast_img read more

DEATH TAKES PLACE OF ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST-LOVED CITIZENS

first_imgThe late Annie McIntyreThe death has taken place of one of Donegal’s most-loved citizens.Annie McIntyre from The Glebe, Stranorlar, celebrated her 100th birthday last July. On the occasion she was joined by more than 200 grandchildren from as far away as Australia for her celebrations.Annie celebrates her 100th birthdayHer proud family even organised a Meet & Greet for all the McIntyre cousins in the Forge Bar, Villa Rose Hotel.The highlight of the evening was a This Is Your Life presentation recalling Annie’s wonderful life.Annie, who had 17 children, passed away yesterday. Donegal Daily would like to express out sympathy with Annie’s wide circle of family and friends.Her funeral takes place tomorrow morning (Wed) at 11am in St.Mary’s Church in Stranorlar followed by funeral mass at Crossroads Cemetary. DEATH TAKES PLACE OF ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST-LOVED CITIZENS was last modified: June 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Annie McIntyredeathStranorlarlast_img read more

DONEGAL SNAPPER, JUST 23, NAMED IRISH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR!

first_imgA CO DONEGAL photographer is celebrating being named Irish Wedding Photographer of the Year.Paul Doherty, 23, said he was still ‘on cloud nine’ after picking up the prestigious award.And from some of his pictures here, you can see why! “We were delighted to have been nominated never mind winning it,” said Paul, whose dad also Paul is also a top photographer.“As the only photographer outside of the Dublin area that was nominated it makes it extra special for us to go on to win.“I would just like to thank everyone who has voted for us over the past few weeks and special thank you to the Couples who nominated us for this award, without them none of this would have been possible.”Paul, from Kilmacrennan, said it was definitely a team effort. He told us: “It’s not just me who won this as my Dad, also Paul Doherty and a Photographer, deserves a lot of the credit along with everyone else who has helped us over the past year.”The competition was run by www.realweddings.ie and it is an annual competition for Wedding Suppliers throughout Ireland. The suppliers are nominated by Couples who have recently got married and who ever receives the most nominations throughout the year go’s through to the voting stage, then it was up to the general public to vote for their favourite.See more on  www.pauldoherty.ie. DONEGAL SNAPPER, JUST 23, NAMED IRISH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR! was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL SNAPPERJUST 23NAMED IRISH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR!last_img read more

MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCE – STAR TO COMPETE IN WORLD CUP

first_imgUPDATED: Milford Community Games will hold a 5K fun run/walk and a kids one mile race in aid of Brendan Boyce’s Olympic journey tomorrow, Friday, April 27th at 7.30 pm – as news emerged of his inclusion in a World Cup squad.Registration in the clubhouse at Moyle Park from 6.15 pm. Spot prizes for runners and walkers, with showers and refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards.A native of Milford, Brendan qualified for the Olympics last September and in Slovakia last month he even beat that and set a new personal best of 3.57.33 – knocking 25 seconds off his last top finish for the 50km walk. A member of the Letterkenny Athletic Club, he is in training for the summer Olympics.Everyone is asked to come along tomorrow evening to give Brendan your support.Boyce has been included on an elite Irish squad that competes in the Road Race Walk world cup in Saransk ,Russia May 12/13.He competes over the 20k distance against athletes from 67 countries in an event that the host country Russia are expected to claim the majority of the podium spots ahead of the Olympic Games in London . Finn Valley’s Patsy Mc Gonagle manages the squad.   MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCE – STAR TO COMPETE IN WORLD CUP was last modified: April 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCElast_img read more

SUNNY FORECAST FOR DONEGAL – UNLESS YOU LIVE IN FINNER (CO SLIGO!!)

first_imgThe people of Ballyshannon and Bundoran may well want to start wearing Sligo jerseys for the GAA championship.At least that’s according to RTE weather forecasters.Last night’s weather forecast on RTE One suggested there would be plenty of sunshine today in Finner – Co Sligo! Forecaster Siobhan Ryan was probably only reading from a prepared script from the Met Office.But it has left a cloud of doubt over whether (weather!) Finner is still in Co Donegal or if it has drifted off towards Sligo. SUNNY FORECAST FOR DONEGAL – UNLESS YOU LIVE IN FINNER (CO SLIGO!!) was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:RTEweather forecastlast_img read more

MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT

first_imgA man who smashed a wine bottle over the head of another man until it broke and then stabbed his victim with it has been jailed for two years.Enda McLaughlin attacked his defenceless victim during a house party at a chalet in Moneymore, Ballintra.After carrying out the brutal attack, McLaughlin then refused to allow other party-goers out of the house as his victim bled heavily after passing out. The Gardai were only called when one young woman made a phonecall from the toilet.Garda Tony Cornyn to Letterkenny Circuit Court that when he called to the chalet at Moneymore it was covered in blood.“It looked somebody had sprayed blood from an aerosol can because it came out that quick.“It was all over the walls and the furniture,” he said.When he spoke to people in the chalet, he was told McLaughlin was in the bedroom.When McLaughlin emerged he claimed he knew nothing about the assault.However there was blood on his shoes and his trousers which forensic tests later found belonged to the victim.The victim said he was simply reaching across for a drink when he felt himself being stabbed in the back of the hand and he then passed out to find himself in Sligo General Hospital when he awokeMcLaughlin of Carrowmore, Carndonagh, had up to 30 previous convictions, many for assault.He told the court that almost all his previous convictions were as a result of his addiction to alcohol.However, McLaughlin said he was now off alcohol and attending AA.He pleaded with Judge John O’Hagan to give him one more chance and guaranteed he would not come back before the courts.Judge John O’Hagan said people have to take responsibilities for their actions.“People who produce or create weapons must take responsibility for natural and probable consequences of their actions – drink or no drink.“I have no option but to jail you,” he said.MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:BallintraCarndonaghEnda McLaughlinlast_img read more

DONEGAL AMONGST THE WORST IN COUNTRY FOR NON-INSURED DRIVERS

first_imgDONEGAL is amongst the worst counties in Ireland for uninsured motorists, a newspaper report claims today.John Casey, The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland Chief Executive, told Foinse today that the majority of the cases occurred in Dublin, Cork and Limerick cities.“Border counties such as Donegal and Louth are also problem areas,” he tells today’s edition of the Irish language newspaper Foinse, inside the Irish Independent. The report says law-abiding motorists are picking up a shocking €60m annual bill for illegal drivers,.The costs relate to the compensation paid to victims of crashes caused by illegal drivers; €40m for uninsured drivers and a further €18m for hit and run motorists.Although the tab is picked up by the motor insurance industry, it’s ultimately law-abiding drivers who foot the bill.Read this story in full in today’s Foinse which comes free with the Irish Independent. More information: www.foinse.ie DONEGAL AMONGST THE WORST IN COUNTRY FOR NON-INSURED DRIVERS was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

WOMAN HOSPITALISED AFTER ANNAGRY CAR CRASH

first_imgOne person has been rushed to hospital after a two car collision in Annagry.The accident happened before 3pm on the Ranafast Road.It is understood that three people were injured in the smash. Two women were in one of the cars and another female driver in the other.Both the Gardai and ambulances service attended the scene.   WOMAN HOSPITALISED AFTER ANNAGRY CAR CRASH was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Annagrycar crashlast_img read more

GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS

first_imgMalin 1-09, Glenfin 0-05. Malin are the Division 2 winners for 2012 and claiming the Sandy Harper Cup for the 3rd time.The Inishowen men were never behind in the game in front of a great crowd at Connolly Park.A John G McLaughlin goal late in the first half helped his side to a 1-05 to 0-02 lead at the break. Both sides lost a man to red cards in the first half but that was the only real incident of the game.Glenfin began the second half with purpose, hitting two points to reduce the deficit to four.But this just sparked Malin again with Matthew Byrne, who was man of the match, hitting three points on the trot at one stage.Apparently there’s a bit of a celebration going on Malin tonight! Maith Sibh  GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH BROTHERS IN STUNNING YOUNG SCIENTIST INVENTION

first_imgDDTV: There’s loads of brains in the McGeehin family – brothers Ronan (13) and his brother Eóin (14), are students at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.And they wanted to develop an early warning system to tell motorists when the road surface becomes icy.With in-car gauges not always accurate, the boys have come up with an incredible prototype which could save lives on our roads.Watch this video to see their incredible idea on show at the BT Young Scientist of the Year exhibition in Dublin.  DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH BROTHERS IN STUNNING YOUNG SCIENTIST INVENTION was last modified: January 10th, 2014 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:Colaiste AilighletterkennyMcGeehin brotherslast_img read more

GARDA CHARGED WITH HARASSING WOMEN ARRESTED AT MOTHER’S DONEGAL HOME

first_imgA GARDA charged with harassing two women over a 18-month period has been arrested at his mother’s Donegal home.Donal Maguire, 38, was remanded on bail after he was arrested and charged with four counts of harassment at locations including two Dublin shopping centres.Gda Maguire, whose duties on the force have included security at the President’s official residence in the Phoenix Park, was remanded for six weeks at Dublin District Court for the directions of the DPP. The accused, a father-of-four with an address in north Dublin, is charged with harassing one of the women at Jervis Street Shopping Centre on February 7 and March 18 last.He is also charged with the same offence at Tesco, Clarehall Shopping Centre on dates between September 2012 and 2013.The last count of harassment is against a second woman, at North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1 between February 1 and March 19 this year.The charges are under Section 10 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.The Irish Independent reports that Detective Inspector Francis Sweeney told Judge Patricia McNamara he arrested the accused yesterday at 11.11am at Gda Maguire’s mother’s home in Bundoran, Co Donegal. He was brought to Mountjoy Garda Station where he was later charged on one count and had nothing to say after caution.Detective Inspector Anthony Howard said the accused was further charged with the remaining three counts at 11.30pm and made no reply.Judge McNamara initially said she was requiring a cash lodgement was €100, but Defence Solicitor Mattew Kenny said the accused was of limited means and not in a position to pay this. He said it would amount to a remand in custody for his client.“Given his profession, if he is remanded in custody today and unable to take up his bail, that would have dramatic consequences for him”, Mr Kenny said.He said the accused could barely afford his transport costs back to Donegal.The court was then told that the defendant was a serving member of the gardai but had been suspended from duties on three-quarters pay pending the outcome of the proceedings.He was married with four children but no longer living in the family home and had spent time in a psychiatric hospital. Neither of the alleged victims was his estranged wife.Judge McNamara decided that justice would not be done if the accused were kept unnecessarily in custody. She noted that the accused was innocent until proven guilty.Bail was granted in the defendant’s own bond of €200, with no cash lodgement but under “strict conditions”, including a ban on entering the city and county of Dublin except for court appearances, legal consultations and medical appointments.He is to reside with his mother in Bundoran and sign on three times per week at the local garda station.The accused is to have no contact whatsoever with the alleged victims. Det Insp Howard said there were “limited directions” from the DPP at this stage and he sought a long adjournment.The accused, wearing blue jeans, a navy jumper and green t-shirt underneath did not address the court during the hearing.Judge McNamara granted legal aid after hearing the defendant’s net weekly income was €150.He was remanded on bail to appear in court again on May 8.GARDA CHARGED WITH HARASSING WOMEN ARRESTED AT MOTHER’S DONEGAL HOME was last modified: March 29th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:arrestedbundoranDonal MaguiredonegalGardaiharassmentlast_img read more

THREE YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR PERVERT WHO SHOWED SICK PIX TO 12-YEAR-OLD BOY

first_imgA compulsive paedophile who will be a threat to children for the rest of his life is beginning a three year sentence behind bars tonight after admitting a series of sickening crimes.Patrick Lenihan, from Erne Road in Ballyshannon pleaded guilty to possessing 80 child porn pictures on his phones and of showing some of them to a 12-year-old boy.The 44-year-old has been in custody since last November after he breached bail conditions by writing to a 15-year-old boy to ask for a relationship. Donegal Circuit Court heard medical reports which showed that Linehan, who is originally from London, was attracted to boys aged between ten and fifteen.The offences occurred in October and December 2010 and Lenihan’s home has been attacked several times since.The court heard the paedophile had worked as a first aid volunteer with the Order of Malta in Dublin before moving to Ballyshannon seven years ago.Before the offences were detected he was a frequent visitor to the town’s neighbourhood watch meetings, Gda Martin McCarron told the court.During the first incident Lenihan had gone up to a group of boys in Ballyshannon to show them pictures on his phone. A 12-year-old boy was then asked for sex.These pictures were later found to be horrific images of child sexual abuse which Lenihan had downloaded from the internet.Judge Keenan Johnson said the major problem with the case was that there was nowhere in the prison system where someone like Lenihan could undergo treatment for his paedophilia.The only available prison is at Arbour Hill where treatment is only conducted on a voluntary basis.He sentenced Lenihan to three years in prison and placed him on the sex offenders register for life.THREE YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR PERVERT WHO SHOWED SICK PIX TO 12-YEAR-OLD BOY was last modified: March 28th, 2014 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)last_img read more

FROM DONEGAL TO BERKELEY – SPUNOUT FOUND RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

first_imgFormer Ballyshannon resident Ruairí McKiernan has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright TechImpact Award.Award winner Ruairi. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.The award recognises Ruairí’s exceptional leadership and ingenuity in using technology for social change.It provides him with a scholarship to undertake cutting edge research at the pioneering Citizen Engagement Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where he will explore the latest developments in how the internet can be used to improve community engagement, democracy and political decision making. Ruairí, who in 2011 was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins, is no stranger to this area of work, having set up the multi-award winning SpunOut.ie youth organisation ten years ago in Ballyshannon.He currently work as an independent campaigner and consultant, helping individuals, non-profits and companies reach their full potential. Part of this work involves helping co-found Uplift, a new organisation that seeks to become a force for people powered campaigning.Speaking after a reception at the U.S Ambassador’s residence, Ruairí said it is a great honour to have been selected for the award.“The Fulbright award offers me invaluable support to continue my work in advancing the cause of people power and in forging international links. “I am really humbled to have been chosen as a Fulbright Scholar and to be able to spend time in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a global hub for progressive innovation and ideas. Ireland is at huge a turning point in history and we need all the new ideas we can get.“I’m really excited to spend time with global leaders in technology and social change and to make connections with those who might be able to support some of my work here in Ireland. In particular I’m looking forward to connecting with Irish America and to see how we can better engage Irish people around the world.” FROM DONEGAL TO BERKELEY – SPUNOUT FOUND RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:awardBallyshannondonegalRuairi McKiernanSpunout.ielast_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI HUNT CAR GANG AFTER JEEP AND CAR STOLEN IN RAIDS

first_imgGardai are hunting a gang of car thieves who stole two valuable vehicles overnight. The cars taken were an Audi A6 and a Mitsubishi L200 Crewcab. This Mitsubishi L200 crewcab, which is navy blue in colour had an A-bar with spots on the front, 18′ alloys, Reg number 12-d-41370.The jeep, which belongs to DMG Motors, was stolen this morning at 5.00 am in the Donegal Town area and was last seen heading by Kilross.If you have seen the jeep or know of its where abouts please call Donegal Garda station on 0749721021 or  Rory McGinty on 0872446508.Meanwhile an Audi A6 was stolen in the Killybegs area, also overnight but it is not known yet if the two thefts are connected. COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI HUNT CAR GANG AFTER JEEP AND CAR STOLEN IN RAIDS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ca theftsdonegalDonegal TownGardaijeepKillybegslast_img read more

Ayala takes own tournament

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Alan was outstanding the whole tournament,” Makuch said. “Mikey Edwards from Rowland is a big guy and will be hard to stop, but Charter Oak really impressed me with the way they played as a team. They just played with a lot of heart.” The Chargers have five seniors, and each one has played an important role. “I couldn’t be happier,” Chargers coach Howard Hyde said. “Someone different stepped up every game. We played at the level I was hoping for at the start of league play.” The Chargers edged Walnut 9-8 in the Walnut pool early in the tournament and then beat Arcadia 9-8 in the semifinals. “To beat Walnut in their pool was huge,” Hyde said. “It was great to see the growth of this team just in the tournament.” Ayala High School hosted the first boys water polo tournament of the season last weekend and came out on top against some of the top CIF-Southern Section Division V and VI teams in the area. The Bulldogs won the tournament with a 14-12 win over Charter Oak in the finals. “It was the first games for most teams,” Bulldogs coach Vince Makuch said. “We did better than we expected this early.” Junior Alan McKenzie led the Bulldogs in the win over the Chargers and in a close 11-10 victory over El Segundo in a semifinal match. center_img – It could be good news for the other CIF-SS Division I boys cross country teams. Neither of the Mercado twins won the four-way meet between West Covina, Charter Oak, Azusa and Montclair. Diego and Danny Mercado of West Covina are considered the top two runners in the Valley, but Jonathon Yerena, projected as the No. 3 runner for the Bulldogs, was the first to cross the line — just ahead of the twins, who appeared to struggle at the finish. Chris Cruz, A.J. Estrada and Zack Wall finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, for Charter Oak, which finished a close second to the Bulldogs. Azusa was third and Montclair finished fourth. Demi Perez, Alyssa Rodriguez and Diana Cortello swept the first three places for the girls, helping the Chargers win the meet and finish ahead of West Covina, Montclair and Azusa. – South Hills, which traditionally has fielded one of the top girls cross country programs in the Valley, ran in the Long Beach Millikan Invitational on opening weekend. Freshman Amanda Carillo topped all runners in the small schools division with an 18:26 clocking. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Holland shows his speed, Taft runs past Carson

first_img Cleveland 12, Reseda 7: Bubba Atkins returned two punts for touchdowns, and Cleveland of Reseda (2-0) held off a late rally to beat Reseda (0-2). Atkins’ 70-yard return midway through the fourth quarter erased a 7-6 deficit. Atkins also scored on a 63-yard return. Reseda (0-2) drove to the Cleveland 20-yard line with two minutes remaining, but the Regents turned the ball over on downs. – Bryan Rodgers Canoga Park 22, Monroe 0: Visiting Canoga Park limited Monroe of North Hills to 26 yards rushing en route to its first victory. Vince Argott threw touchdown passes to Jose Martinez and Kyle Boas, and Davion Williams returning a fumble for a score, as the Hunters scored all their points in the first quarter. – Mike Hochberg Jordan 20, El Camino Real 14: Jordan of Los Angeles (1-1) overcame a 14-point third-quarter deficit to defeat visiting El Camino Real (1-1) of Woodland Hills. Carell Johnson, who ran for 135 yards on 11 carries, provided the winning score for the Bulldogs, romping 36 yards with 7:26 to play to erase a 14-12 ECR advantage. Michael Derby, who rushed 17 times for 116 yards, gave the Conquistadores a 14-0 lead on runs of 1 yard in the second quarter and 2 yards in the third. – Steve McFadden Gardena 41, Grant 20: The Panthers returned two interceptions and a punt for touchdowns, romping to a 20-0 halftime lead and holding off Grant of Van Nuys’ second-half surge. Grant’s Josh Stein completed 14 of 29 passes for 195 yards and connected twice with Pierre Nseir for touchdowns, but Lawrence Lovingood returned one of his interceptions 50 yards for a touchdown, and Devohn Moutra returned the other 70 yards for a score. Marquiese Reed scored twice for Gardena, one a 72-yard punt return. – P.C. Shaw Eagle Rock 28, Hamilton 20: The Eagles (3-0) overcame a 14-0 deficit and held on to win at Hamilton of Los Angeles (1-1). Jeremy Camacho came off the bench to complete 11 of 16 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns to lead Eagle Rock. V.J. Castanos rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown and Josh Jovanelly made seven receptions for 111 yards for the Eagles. Damien Fuentes broke up a two-point conversion pass to maintain a 21-20 lead and intercepted a pass to end a Hamilton drive in the final minute. – Kirby Lee Lincoln 48, Hollywood 6: Hollywood (2-1), winners of two in a row after 42 consecutive losses, committed five turnovers, managed just five first downs and was held to 87 total yards – 12 in the first half – in a loss at Lincoln of Lincoln Heights. – Alex Valladares San Fernando 34, Poly 7: Devoil Hicks rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to lead San Fernando past visiting Poly of Sun Valley. Andre Garcia and freshman Stacey Richards, with a 57-yard interception return, also scored touchdowns for the Tigers. – Malik Lee Fremont 42, North Hollywood 13: Jamal Sutherland rushed 15 times for for 245 yards and three touchdowns as Fremont of Los Angeles (2-1) dominated visiting North Hollywood. – Richie Brand Marshall 25, Van Nuys 0: Mike Bush scored on a 1-yard run to cap Marshall of Los Angeles’ first series, and the visiting Barristers romped past Van Nuys. – Sherry Perez 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Toreadors extended their lead with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, two by Malcolm Smith – a 15-yard run and 13-yard pass from Johnson – and another by Andre Harris. – Kirby Lee Granada Hills 22, Garfield 6: Johnny Bottenfield completed just 5 of 15 passes, but two went for touchdowns as Granada Hills (2-0) topped host Garfield of East Los Angeles. Bottenfield connected with Nick Webb on a 7-yard scoring pass and Josh Streid on a 7-yarder, and Kevin Smith scored on a 65-yard interception return late in the game. Danny Robinson ran for 71 yards on 14 carries, and the Highlanders’ defense forced four turnovers and limited Garfield (1-2) to 178 yards total offense. – Mitch Polin Holland scored on a 10-yard reverse and on 32- and 7-yard receptions from sophomore Exavier Johnson, who completed 8 of 22 passes for 109 yards. Andre Harris ran for 73 yards on 11 carries for Taft, which has won four of its past five meetings with Carson (0-2). center_img Jamere Holland, the reigning 100-yard state champion in track and field, showed off his speed Friday night to lead Taft High of Woodland Hills in a 44-6 romp at Carson. The senior receiver scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, part of a 23-point spurt in the final eight minutes of the quarter that started the Toreadors (2-0) toward victory. last_img read more

NASA pilot killed in plane crash

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to serve as an SR-71 Blackbird crew member and an accomplished aerobatics pilot, was killed Sunday when her plane crashed shortly after taking off from an Oklahoma airfield. She was 48. Bohn-Meyer, a Tehachapi resident, was killed when her Giles G-300 aircraft crashed at 11:30 a.m. during takeoff from the Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, Okla., near Oklahoma City. Witnesses reported seeing a piece of the airplane come off right after takeoff. Bohn-Meyer, the chief engineer at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, was at the airfield practicing aerobatics for the upcoming U.S. National Championship in Denison, Texas. Authorities said her husband, Robert, also an accomplished aerobatics pilot, witnessed the crash. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Marta Bohn-Meyer was an extraordinarily talented individual and a most trusted technical expert and manager at NASA Dryden,” Dryden director Kevin Petersen said. “She committed her life and career to aviation and the advancement of aeronautics and space in the United States. We at Dryden will miss her tremendously. All the hearts and prayers of NASA Dryden go out to her husband, Bob, and Marta’s family.” In addition to being a noted aerobatics pilot, Bohn-Meyer held the distinction of being the first female crew member to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird, and the second woman, behind former Congresswoman Beverly Byron, to ever fly in the triple-sonic aircraft. Bohn-Meyer first flew aboard the sleek, 2,200-mph airplane Oct. 3, 1991 – a flight she listed among her career highlights. “I’m passionate about the airplane,” Bohn-Meyer said in an interview with the Daily News shortly after that flight. “There is black magic about this airplane.” Bohn-Meyer said the response she received after that flight let her know that she was a role model for girls. She was a frequent participant in education programs, particularly for girls interested in entering into technical fields or becoming pilots. The Amityville, N.Y.-born Bohn-Meyer began flying at 14 after her father paid for flying lessons as a Christmas present. She flew solo for the first time at 16 and later went on to become an FAA-certified instructor. Bohn-Meyer began working at Dryden in 1979 after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. During her career at Dryden, she served in a variety of posts, including director of flight operations, director of safety and mission assurance, deputy director of flight operations and deputy director of aerospace projects. Since October 2001, Bohn-Meyer had served as Dryden’s chief engineer. Bohn-Meyer was also an FAA-certified airframe and power plant mechanic. Among other honors, she received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1996, the Aerospace Educator Award from Women in Aerospace in 1998, and the Arthur C. Fleming Award in the Scientific Category in 1992. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Apollos Favorite edges Deeheiress

first_img Owner David Lester, a dentist from Orange, claimed Apollos Favorite for $20,000 Aug. 27. She was ridden by Rodrigo Aceves for trainer Jesus Nunez. Prima LD finished third and was followed by Cash For Kas, Mini Rock, Carols Treasure, Make It Work, Kelia Vista, Go For Fame and Pennants Chick. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Apollos Favorite held off the late charge by Deeheiress to win the $82,800 Las Damas Hanidicap late Friday night at Los Alamitos. Deeheiress, went off at 52-1 odds and probably would have been the winner in another jump or two. Apollos Favorite, at 12-1 odds, led practically from the start to record the victory in the 400-yard dash for 3-year and older distaff quarter horses. The 4-year-old California-bred daughter of the thoroughbred Apollo was timed in 19.57 seconds and paid $26.40 to win. She earned $45,485 for winning for the sixth time in 25 starts to increase her earnings to $143,642. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Desert Song festival planned

first_imgLANCASTER – Promising new artists will join experienced performers for an evening of acoustic music when Antelope Valley College hosts the second annual Desert Song Music Festival. The festival will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the student center at the college, 3041 W. Ave. K. Slated performers include Marina V, whose music can be heard on MTV’s “The Real World”; former Captain Beefheart guitarist Doug Moon; and popular local performers such as the Celtic band Silent Planet, Third Door Down and the Darrington Family Band. More than 20 individuals and groups will perform, representing genres including adult alternative, blues, bluegrass, folk, gospel, jazz, rock and Western. James McVay, a composer, arranger and producer for music on numerous films, TV movies and shows, including Disney’s “Freaky Friday.” He will perform on guitar. Russian-born singer and pianist Marina V, who was recently described by Keyboard Magazine as one of the most promising singer-songwriters of the year. Doug Moon, formerly of Captain Beefheart, now specializing in Americana, playing blues guitar and bluegrass banjo. Organizers are requesting a $10 donation, with a portion of the proceeds going to Project Hope. More information on all performers is available online at www.desertsongfest.org, or by calling (661) 718-2827. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The one common element is that all of the music is “unplugged” – without amplifiers. “It’s a chance to hear acoustic music in a close-up environment,” said Chris Hingley, one of the organizers and a member of the college’s adjunct faculty. “You can actually meet the performers, talk with them – buy a CD from their hand.” The festival will feature half-hour sets by each performer in three different venues. Performers due to appear include: Singer/songwriter Linda Geleris, who was a finalist at the Los Angeles Regional Gospel Music Association competition with her song “One Drop of Your Love.” last_img read more

Commission approves redesign plan for Coliseum

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The city’s Cultural Heritage Commission unanimously approved redesign plans for the Coliseum on Wednesday, clearing one of the few remaining legislative hurdles for stadium officials bidding to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. The plans, presented by architects Ron Turner and Bruce Judd, call for the 82-year-old stadium to be turned into a three-decked, 68,000-seat modern facility while preserving much of the exterior walls and the distinctive peristyle end. “I think it’s great — go for it,” commission president Mary Klaus-Martin told Turner, Judd and Coliseum general manager Pat Lynch after the 6-0 vote. “The facade, the bowl, the peristyle — it’s all there. With downtown sprawling the way it is, this is the next hot spot.” The commission’s approval clears the way for Coliseum officials to receive a construction permit from the city, which would be the governing agency for the renovation, and allows the architects to bring in engineers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The NFL still has some design concerns — such as signage modifications — but Judd assured the panel that he couldn’t think of anything that would give them pause. The hearing was of enough interest to the NFL that its environmental law and stadium construction consultants were dispatched. “It’s a positive development, but we still have a fair amount of work to do in negotiating a (lease) agreement,” NFL executive Neil Glat said by phone from New York. While NFL owners are not expected to make a decision on a stadium site — the Coliseum and Anaheim are the two current options — until perhaps next March, Glat is scheduled to present them with an update on Los Angeles next week at an owners’ meeting in Kansas City. While the NFL and the Coliseum are still negotiating a lease agreement, as is Anaheim, it’s been a productive last month for the Coliseum. In addition to Wednesday, officials have won state and then city approval for a redevelopment bill that would set aside at least $20 million in tax increments for housing and infrastructure improvements around Exposition Park, and also had no opposition to a Plan Amendment, which allowed for the additional height of the new structure. “This shows the NFL that, whatever their timetable is, we’re not a liability,” said city councilman Bernard Parks, who plans to attend the meeting in Kansas City. “If the NFL wanted to put a shovel in the ground, we’re ready to pull permits and get rolling.” center_img – ALAMEDA — — Randy Moss is unlikely to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after being listed as doubtful in Wednesday’s injury report. Moss attended the Oakland Raiders’ walk-through Wednesday morning but the receiver was still nursing bruised ribs, a strained groin and a bruised pelvic area after getting hurt in a hard fall while trying to make a leaping catch late in the first quarter of last Sunday’s 27-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers. “If he’s not in, the thing rolls on. But hopefully we’ll have him,” quarterback Kerry Collins said. “With Randy, we have our plays every week where we try to get him the ball. I don’t know if it will change too much. I think whoever steps in for him will do a good job.” No Moss would come as happy news to the Bills, who have given up their share of big plays to him in two career meetings when he was with Minnesota. Moss went over 100 yards receiving and had a touchdown catch in each, finishing with 221 yards total and two TDs in two games. – TAMPA, Fla. — — Tampa Bay quarterback Brian Griese will miss the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee. Griese was injured during the second quarter of Sunday’s 27-13 victory over Miami, and just before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline the Bucs acquired Tim Rattay as a backup for Chris Simms and Luke McCown. – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — — Aden Durde, a practice squad player with the Carolina Panthers, left the team Wednesday after the NFL cited him for violating the league’s steroid policy. Durde, a linebacker, was assigned to the Panthers through the NFL International Development Practice Squad program. He said in a statement that the league told him he tested positive for nandrolone on August 1 during a routine preseason drug test. – TEMPE, Ariz. — — Cardinals coach Dennis Green has decided who will start at quarterback against Tennessee, but won’t make his choice public until shortly before Sunday’s kickoff. Green said he told the team who the quarterback will be, but those sampled Wednesday weren’t about to break the code of secrecy. – INDIANAPOLIS — — Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison still intend to split the ball from their record-breaking touchdown pass Monday night, but it may not entirely be their decision. The duo decided after the 6-yard TD pass that gave Manning and Harrison their 86th touchdown together — one more than San Francisco’s Steve Young and Jerry Rice — they would each keep half the ball. By Wednesday, no cuts had been made and Manning intimated the Hall of Fame might want it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Street race leaves teen critically hurt

first_imgLANCASTER – A 17-year-old Lancaster High School student was critically injured Thursday after he lost control of a car during a street race and crashed into a light pole, sheriff’s deputies said. The boy’s 1995 Mitsubishi had been drag-racing another teen’s Honda on 35th Street West, which adjoins the high school campus, and went out of control when he tried to avoid oncoming traffic, deputies said. “It generally happens in the evenings on weekends. We’re seeing more of it creep into the day,” sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Bluff said of street racing. The crash happened just after 9 a.m. Thursday, after Lancaster High classes had started for the day. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The teen was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with head and chest injuries, deputies said. A passenger, who ran off after the crash but came back later after calling a parent, suffered minor injuries, deputies said. The second driver drove off after the crash, but returned some time later and admitted his involvement, deputies said. That boy, also a 17-year-old Lancaster High student, was cited on suspicion of engaging in a speed contest, and his 1991 Honda was impounded. Both drivers could be subject to criminal prosecution for their parts in the race, deputies said. Their names were not released because of their ages. The injured passenger was also a 17-year-old Lancaster High student. last_img read more