Everton suffer huge injury blow as Stones ruled out for three months

first_imgEverton have announced defender John Stones is to undergo surgery on his ankle injury and is expected to be sidelined for around three months.The 20-year-old was carried off towards the end of Everton’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.Roberto Martinez later revealed that Stokes had injured his ankle ligaments, but the Toffees boss was hopeful he would be out of action for only a few weeks.However, the centre-back, who was forced to withdraw from England duty this week, has now been told he needs surgery, ruling him out until the New Year.“We expect him to be out for probably the next 10 to 14 weeks depending on how everything goes,” said Martinez.“It’s a clear injury – not a complicated injury. Obviously, it’s a little bit of a setback because you don’t want to lose any players, but in John’s case we were very worried in the moment that it happened because those injuries can become a little bit difficult to treat.“But this one is going to be straightforward and we are already counting down the days for him to come back and we’ll make sure he comes back stronger and ready for the final and most important part of the season.”Injuries are starting to mount for Martinez as centre-half Sylvain Distin is currently sidelined with injury, full-back Seamus Coleman has not played since mid-September because of a hamstring problem while a similar injury will keep forward Kevin Mirallas out until next month.Midfielder James McCarthy will use the international break, having been left out of the Republic’s squad, to recover from a thigh problem.England mifielder Ross Barkley is progressing well after a knee operation but will not return until next month.Striker Arouna Kone has still to feature in a matchday squad after a knee operation last October. John Stones in action for Everton 1last_img read more

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Former Arsenal, Southampton and West Ham forward lands Sporting Lisbon youth team role

first_img1 Luis Boa Morte Former Arsenal, Southampton, West Ham and Fulham forward Luis Boa Morte has landed the job as head of Sporting Lisbon’s youth team.Boa Morte, who spent nearly 16 years in English football following his 1997 arrival from Lisbon, started working as a coach in the Portuguese capital during the summer.And the 37-year-old has impressed the Sporting bosses enough to promote him to head coach following the departure of Jose Lima.last_img

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Colin Murray and Friends – Monday, December 1

first_imgListen again to Monday’s Colin Murray and Friends, with Mike Tindall and Perry Groves joining the host in the studio for today’s show.The boys look back on a busy weekend of sporting action, including England’s autumn international victory over Australia, along with all of the Premier League action.last_img

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Sanchez move outshone Neymar on social media: Utd chief

first_img“Alexis Sanchez has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales — three times that previous record,” Woodward said in United’s earnings report conference call for the second quarter of the 2017-18 financial year.“Last month we further invested in the future of the club by extending Jose Mourinho’s contract and entering into an exchange agreement with Arsenal swapping Mkhitaryan for Sanchez, strengthening Jose’s attacking options.”He said the signing generated some striking social media statistics.“It was the biggest United post on Instagram with two million likes and comments, the most shared United Facebook post ever, the most retweeted United post ever and #Alexis7 was the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide,” said Woodward.“To put all that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 per cent more interaction than the sale of the world’s most expensive player last summer when Neymar moved from Barcelona to PSG.”– United loss –United, second in the Premier League, blamed US President Donald Trump’s corporate tax reforms as the reason for a £29 million second-quarter loss to the end of December 2017, despite a boom in broadcast income.American-owned United said an exceptional “accounting write-off of £48.8 million” had been made with the US corporate tax rate set to tumble from 35 percent to 21 percent following Trump’s substantive enactment of US tax reform in December.Several large corporations have signalled that the law will result in a short-term hit on earnings repatriated from overseas and due to revaluation of assets.United, who recently retained their place at the top of Deloitte’s Money League, saw broadcast income rise 17.3 percent to £61.6 million thanks in large part to the club’s return to the Champions League.Total revenue for the quarter was up nearly four percent from last year to £163.9 million.Another wave of TV cash could be around the corner, with bids for a new three-year cycle for Premier League TV rights in Britain from 2019-2022 to be presented on Friday.The Premier League is aiming to build on the record £5.14 billion three-year domestic television deal with Sky Sports and BT Sport, which runs until 2019.In a bid to keep the price of rights rising and encourage potential other bidders such as tech giants Amazon and Facebook, 200 games will be broadcast live, up from 168 in the current deal, in a range of packages.The expected bonanza from both for domestic and overseas TV rights saw English clubs spend a record £430 million in the January transfer window.United’s latest financial figures do not include Sanchez’s deal, but wages did increase by 9.4 per cent to £69.6 million, also in part caused by bonuses resulting from the club’s Champions League return.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez has scored on the field and on social media for his new club © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – The social media frenzy surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s high-profile move to Manchester United dwarfed interest shown when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Thursday.Sanchez joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal last month in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way and has made an immediate impact on and off the pitch, scoring on his home debut and setting a new record for shirt sales.last_img read more

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AFC held by Fosa Juniors in Confed Cup tie

first_imgSave for Mainge’s third minute goal, AFC Leopards had a disastrous first half and it was evidenced in coach Matano making a double substitution after 40 minutes. Soon after conceding the equalizer, Ingwe were simply lost and let the visitors run over them.Mainge who had been handed a start in the absence of injured regular Dennis Sikhayi broke the deadlock after three minutes though it came with some touch of fortune.From almost 40 metres out, the Kakamega High School alumni sighted Prince Arkoh’s run into the box and lifted the ball into his direction, but the Ghanaian’s effort at going for the header wasn’t successful as the ball was a few centimeters off his head.However, his jump ahead of keeper Tabibo Balvano confused the shot stopper and the ball ended inside the net.AFC Leopards youngster Yussuf Mainge celebrates his goal against Fosa Juniors during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC had earlier threatened with the under-performing Uche having a shot from inside the box turned behind for a corner in the second minute.But the patient Fosa Juniors were not downtrodden despite going down early and they kept their shape, building up play with the patience of a hunting lion.They came close in the 11th minute when Thedin Ramanjary glanced in a header unmarked inside the box, but the ball went inches wide.As if AFC didn’t read the red signs, they were punished for their mistakes in the 15th minute when Mbolasoa equalized.Duncan Otieno attempted to play the ball from the back but was dispossessed, The Fosa right back breaking into the box and wading off a late challenge from Isaac Oduro before beating Andika.After conceding the goal, AFC seemed lost inside their own little world. They became rushed in their approach with Aziz Okaka and Henry Uche losing ball after ball in attack.Mbolasoa should have made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 37th minute when he broke off into the area from another lost AFC ball lifting the ball over the advancing Andika, but luckily, the second assistant referee waved offside.Two minutes later, the visitors had another brilliant opportunity when Jean Yves broke into the box from a through ball, one on one with Andika, but he could not beat the keeper as his effort at chipping the ball over went awry.AFC Leopards defender Duncan Otieno vies for the ball with with Fosa Junior’s Pierre Michael Tiavina during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluReading the signs that his team would be run over by the organized and structured Fosa, Matano made two changes at a go with five minutes left before half time, bringing off the hugely underperforming Uche and Okaka for Collins Okoth and Baker Lukooya.With the introduction of the two, Whyvonne Isuza dropped to play as a number 10 with Gattuso partnering Victor Majid in midfield while Lukooya went wide.Three minutes to half time left back Oduro came close with a freekick from the edge of the box which was turned behind for a corner by keeper Balvano.The home side started the second half well and seven minutes in, Lukooya had a chance at the far post after being picked out by a well floated cross from an Otieno cross, but he failed to give it a heacy touch, the keeper collecting with ease.Matano threw in his final card with 13 minutes played in the second half, bringing in Ezekiel Odera for Whyvonne Isuza as he went back to the traditional 4-4-2 with clear intent of packing the front for a goal.On the hour mark Lukooya was picked out with another pinpoint pass from Otieno, but his first touch failed him after beating the offside trap, the ball rolling to the keeper who collected.In the 68th minute, Odera had another opportunity for AFC with a rasping shot from the edge of the box after being teed up by Vincent Oburu but the keeper made a super finger tip save to turn the ball behind for a corner.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Fosa had a rare second half chance when Dieudonne Henry’s freekick from the right fell on Nambinna Ralairimanana at the far post who tapped the ball across the face of goal but Pierre Michael Tavina failed to direct it into goal a yard out.AFC piled the pressure, but couldn’t get the winner and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura goes for a header with Fosa Junior’s Bakary Mario during a Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Feb 11- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by visiting Fosa Juniors from Madagascar in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The result, especially Fosa’s single away goal hits a major blow in Ingwe’s chances of making it into the first round of the continental competition. Youngster Yusuf Mainge gave AFC Leopards an early lead but it lasted just 12 minutes as Rado Mbolasoa equalized for the vistors.last_img read more

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Kane heads long list of World Cup worries for England

first_imgSpurs announced on Wednesday that England’s talismanic striker is expected to return next month, meaning he should be fit for the World Cup.Kane’s prolific form had been one of few comforts for Southgate since encouraging draws against world champions Germany and Brazil in November, with many of his key players limited in their first-team chances for their clubs.Here are some of the issues that Southgate must grapple with.Hart problemGoalkeeper Joe Hart lost his place in a struggling West Ham side for 14 games and duly made a costly error as the Hammers went down 3-0 to Burnley on his return to the team on Saturday.However, Southgate is not blessed with experienced back-up options, with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford of Everton boasting just a combined seven caps.Dearth of defendersIn defence, Southgate’s preferred centre-back pairing of Gary Cahill and John Stones have fallen down the pecking order at their club’s Chelsea and Manchester City.Danny Rose has also failed to re-establish himself as first-choice left-back at Spurs after a long injury layoff.Joe Gomez won man-of-the-match against Brazil but has since been usurped by fellow Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back.Injury-hit midfieldMidfield is where Southgate’s options have seemed most limited for some time and injuries have not helped a host of World Cup hopefuls.Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned rave reviews for his performances in his first senior international outings in November but has not played since December due to an ankle injury.Harry Winks’s progression at Spurs has been halted by injury and, despite returning in November from a long-term hamstring problem, Adam Lallana has been ousted from Jurgen Klopp’s strongest side by Liverpool’s brilliant front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.Ross Barkley has barely featured since securing a January move to Chelsea, while Jake Livermore was one of four West Brom players disciplined by the club after being questioned over the theft of a taxi on a night out in Barcelona last month.No competition for KaneThe desperation for Kane to be fit is understandable given a look at the lack of potential understudies.Jamie Vardy is best placed thanks to his 16 goals for Leicester this season.Marcus Rashford also impressed a watching Southgate at Old Trafford last weekend by scoring twice against Liverpool in his first league start of 2018.However, of those to feature in recent Southgate squads: Tammy Abraham (4), Danny Wellbeck (3), Jermain Defoe (3), Daniel Sturridge (2), and Dominic Solanke (0) have scored a combined 12 Premier League goals this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate faces problems in goal, defense, midfield and attack © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Harry Kane’s injury casts a shadow over England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad announcement on Thursday for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy just three months from the World Cup kick-off.But the Tottenham forward’s ankle ligament damage suffered in his side’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday is just one of many headaches for Southgate as the Russian showpiece looms.last_img read more

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Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann has won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid this year as well as the World Cup with France © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSPARIS, France, Sep 5 – France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid.Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything. That year was agonising for the forward as he lost the Euro 2016 final with France and the Champions League final with Atletico.But this season fortune has smiled on Griezmann, who starred in France’s triumphant World Cup winning campaign in Russia after an impressive year at Atletico, who won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.“Comparing 2016 and this year, for me I have to be in the top three,” the 27-year-old told French sports daily L’Equipe.“In 2016, I lost two finals and was in the top three. This time I have won three finals.”Asked if not winning it would be unfair, Griezmann replied: “Not unfair, but I would wonder what more I could do. I have won three trophies, stood out at decisive moments, but it is not me who votes.”Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the last decade and the Portuguese superstar will be a contender again this year after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.But Griezmann, who rejected a move to join Messi at Barcelona in the close season, admits ending their stranglehold over the award would be special.“I think about it, especially the closer I get to it. The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award, and it is the highest you can go as a player. There are trophies in your league, in the World Cup, the Euro, but it’s not the same,” he said.However, there are signs that Griezmann’s glorious 2018 on the field might not be enough.UEFA gave their award for the best player of last season to Luka Modric, skipper of the Croatia side that reached the World Cup final and a Champions League winner with Real.And Griezmann was omitted, along with the rest of his France team-mates, from the final three nominees for FIFA’s player of the year award.The finalists for that prize are Modric, Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, the same three who made up the podium for UEFA’s award.French World Cup winners Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane did not make FIFA’s player of the year shortlist © AFP/File / Luis AcostaAsked about the FIFA snub, Griezmann replied that “it’s bizarre, and a shame. It is a trophy given out by FIFA, isn’t it?“And the World Cup is organised by FIFA, right? We win the World Cup, and there is no French player there. That is their choice but it is surprising that there is no world champion.”The Ballon d’Or award was run jointly by FIFA and magazine France Football until the end of 2016, since when world football’s governing body have reverted to giving out their own prize.While a panel of supporters, national team captains, coaches and journalists vote for the FIFA award, only journalists vote for the Ballon d’Or.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Klopp happy to win ‘average’ matches at last

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp his Liverpool side onto an “average” 1-0 win away to Huddersfield © AFP / Oli SCARFFHUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Jurgen Klopp suggested he had found a way to win “average matches” for the first time in his managerial career after Liverpool eked out an unconvincing 1-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield.This result ensured Liverpool finished Saturday level on points with leaders Manchester City after Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal, his 50th in English club football, proved enough to defeat their struggling opponents. Liverpool laboured through the match, while Huddersfield, without a goal in five home league matches this season, were unlucky not to gain a point.Jonathan Hogg hit the post with a 25-yard shot just after the half-hour mark for David Wagner’s side, while James Milner escaped a penalty appeal when he handled the ball shortly before half-time.Klopp has developed a reputation for building spectacular attacking teams, with Liverpool the second-highest scorers in last season’s Premier League, behind only champions Manchester City.This season, however, they are only the joint-fourth highest scorers after nine matches, behind City, Chelsea and Arsenal, and level with Tottenham and Bournemouth.Where Liverpool have improved significantly is at the back, having conceded only three goals — their best defensive record after nine games of a league season.Mohamed Salah shooting beyond the attempted block of Christopher Schindler as he scores the only goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 win away to Huddersfield © AFP / Oli SCARFF“It’s the first period in my life that we win kind of average matches,” said Klopp. “That’s true.“We cannot write a book tonight about to win trophies. But there is not one way to win football games. There are different ways.“There’s only one way to win a title, and that’s to win football games. But sometimes I prefer the spectacular way.”– ‘Brilliant basis’ –He added: “The basis we’ve created so far is brilliant – 23 points. I don’t think I’ve ever had that after nine games.”Klopp acknowledged Liverpool were fortunate to win against a Huddersfield side managed by his fellow German and longstanding friend Wagner, and that they may also have got a break in not conceding a penalty for Milner’s handball.However, his side’s ability to earn victories when not at their best is an encouraging sign for Klopp as Liverpool attempt to keep pace with City and fellow title contenders Chelsea, and win the English title for the first time since 1990.“We were lucky with the handball maybe,” said Klopp. “You need luck to have only conceded three goals at this point of a season.“It was a good game from Huddersfield and not so good game from us. So we’ll take it (the win).“The performance wasn’t 100 percent. I sometimes look frustrated on the touchline even if we are winning. It looked as if we could have scored in six or seven situations but we needed one better pass“We did lots of good things and then the last pass wasn’t good. How can I explain that? I need to look back at the game. The players weren’t great with their last pass.”Huddersfield remain without a victory after nine league matches, and have scored only once at home in the top division since February 11.They enjoyed plenty of pressure, but their impressive build-up play was let down by a lack of finishing power, with substitute Steve Mounie missing a chance late on after both Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren failed to cut out Isaac Mbenza’s cross.“If it is the case that luck always evens out, then we will have a lot of luck over the next 29 games,” said Wagner, whose side are second-bottom in the table, with only Newcastle beneath them.“We have had problems scoring goals and we are focused on it, but it is also the truth that we have performed at a high level.“I would be concerned if we didn’t have the opportunities. As long as we create the opportunities, I have no concerns. The goals will come,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea break Sh51.8bn turnover barrier, post Sh8bn profit

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea posted a record turnover of £443.4 million and £62 million profit on Monday © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – A return to Champions League football and prominent player sales allowed Premier League giants Chelsea to record a record Sh51.8bn ($562 million) turnover and Sh8bn (£62 million) profit for the 2017/18 season, the club announced on Monday.Revenue rose 22.7 percent on the previous season thanks in large part to a profit on player sales of Sh14.6bn (£113 million) and a run to the Champions League last 16 which boosted TV income by Sh6bn (£47.1 million). Commercial revenue was up Sh4bn (£32 million), helped by a new Nike kit deal worth a reported Sh7.8bn (£60 million) a year, while matchday revenues also increased by Sh1.1bn (£8.4 million).“The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years,” said chairman Bruce Buck in a statement.“This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.”The latest figures for the season ending June 30, 2018 include the sales of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, Nathan Ake to Bournemouth and the permanent transfer of Juan Cuadrado to Juventus.However, the accounts do not include the severance pay for Antonio Conte or his coaching staff.Conte was sacked in July after the Blues’ finished fifth and failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mwendwa impressed by Cairo facilities

first_img0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa (second right), head coach Sebastien Migne (second left) and team manager Daniel Kawinzi as well as Secretary General Robert Muthomi on either end at the 30th June Stadium in CairoCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 13 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa, his Secretary General Robert Muthomi, Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and Team Manager Daniel Kawinzi on Saturday toured facilities that will be used by all Group C teams for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in June.They toured the 30th November Stadium in Cairo which will host the Group C matches, the hotel facilities that will be used by all teams including Tanzania, Algeria and Senegal as well as the training ground adjacent, just a minute to their hotel. “Fantastic. Everything we have seen today is really brilliant and on point; the way the organizers have set up things is great. The hotel is brilliant, the training ground is very good and the stadium is amazing. We have no complains,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport in Cairo.The Local Organizing Committee will have the next two months to firm up everything in terms of logistics, accommodation allocation and transport arrangements, but judging from how the plan has been during the draws, no hitch is expected.Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa at the 30th June Stadium in Cairo inspecting the changing roomMwendwa now says the onus is on the Federation and technical bench officials to prepare the team well to ensure their return to the Cup of Nations is both emphatic and successful.“Now what remains for us is the football bit. As a federation we are committed 100pc to ensure that this team gets the best preparations for the tournament and we are ready to come here and compete,” Mwendwa asserted further.The federation boss and coach Migne will this week finalize on the plans for a proposed training camp in France and also finish up on the list of friendly matches to be played before the team moves to Cairo one week to the tournament.The training ground adjacent to the 30th June Stadium in Cairo where Group C teams will train from.“In the next 10 or so days we will have finished up with all the plans and we know who and who we are playing. We have not signed the contracts yet but once we do so, we will announce all the plans,” said Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arsenal fight back to salvage point against Spurs

first_imgHowever, Arsenal were always a threat going forward and, after Alexandre Lacazette reduced the arrears in first-half stoppage time, were well worthy of a point after the break.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the equaliser 19 minutes from time and Arsenal even had the ball in the net again through Sokratis Papastathopoulos, only to see their celebrations cut short by the offside flag.A share of the spoils sees Arsenal maintain a two-point lead over their local rivals with seven points from the opening four games to Tottenham’s five.Tottenham’s long wait for an away win in the Premier League dating back to January also continues, but they did show some resolve after a desperately disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle last weekend with manager Mauricio Pochettino complaining afterwards of having an unsettled squad.Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac is tackled by Mousa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during their North London Derby on September 1, 2019The Argentine had sidelined Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen in the opening month of the season but both returned and the Danish midfielder had a huge impact an an open and frantic encounter.Arsenal boss Unai Emery named the front three of club record signing Nicolas Pepe, Aubameyang and Lacazette together in his starting line-up for the first time, but the Gunners lacked any balance to their attacking intent as Tottenham counter-attacked with ease early on.The visitors went in front with their first serious attack 10 minutes in as Son Heung-min latched onto Kane’s knockdown and freed Erik Lamela through on goal.Bernd Leno got a weak hand to Lamela’s effort and palmed the ball into the grateful path of the onrushing Eriksen to tap home.Leno redeemed himself with a stunning save to prevent Son making it 2-0 and also turned a dipping Eriksen free-kick to safety.However, Leno was helpless to stop Kane continuing his excellent record in the north London derby from the penalty spot after a ludicrous challenge by Granit Xhaka to clearly chop down Son inside the area.To their credit, Arsenal raised themselves off the canvas to reduce the deficit before the break.Hugo Lloris made a fine save low to his right to deny Pepe his first Arsenal goal, but moments later Lacazette burst through before blasting past his French international teammate from a narrow angle to give the Gunners hope.A wild second period raged from end-to-end as Son saw a shot deflected inches wide and Kane struck the inside of the post at one end, while Lloris made a brilliant save to deny Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac somehow skewed wide from point-blank range at the other.Arsenal, though, were the side in the ascendancy and got their reward with an equaliser.Lacazette had been sacrificed for Dani Ceballos to bolster the midfield and that allowed Aubameyang to move into his favoured role through the middle.Guendouzi was the creator as his cross was expertly turned home by Aubameyang for his third goal of the season.Arsenal did not settle for a point as Sokratis thought he had bundled home the winner from Kolasinac’s cross only for the latter to be ruled offside.However, it was Spurs who passed up a host of promising positions to snatch the winner in stoppage time with Kane seeing appeals for another penalty waived away.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring the equalizer during their North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur on September 1, 2019LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – Arsenal fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby on Sunday which both sides will feel they should have won.Spurs preyed on the Gunners’ vacant midfield early on as Christian Eriksen tapped home at the end of a flowing counter-attack before Harry Kane’s penalty doubled the Champions League finalists’ lead.last_img read more

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK Beavers build dam against run

first_imgBy Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER Oregon State ranks second in the nation against the rush. Through four games, the Beavers have allowed eight more yards than UCLA leading rusher Kahlil Bell is averaging per game. When UCLA coach Karl Dorrell was asked what made the Beavers so good against the rush earlier this week, he told a group of reporters “Like you guys really know.” When asked to explain it, he said, “That’s Football 101.” So perhaps Saturday will give insight into whether Dorrell is teaching at an advanced college level, say Football 401, or whether UCLA’s run game belongs in the prep ranks. Bell is averaging 110.5 rushing yards per game. The Beavers have yielded 118 rushing yards all year. “They’re fast, athletic, strong (on the defensive line),” UCLA right tackle Brian Abraham said. “This is, by far, the best defense we faced. They play hard. They all play to the whistle. They’re real stout in the middle. “They have big dudes, big tackles to stop the running game. And they can mix it up. They have their big, athletic ends and their fast, speed-rusher guys. They’ve got really good linebackers. “It’s going to be tough.” The Beavers start eight seniors and three juniors on a defense allowing 0.9 yards per rush. In the middle of the 4-3 defense (that’s four defensive linemen, three linebackers for those who never took Football 101) are seniors Gerald Lee (6-foot-1, 280 pounds) and Curtis Coker (6-1, 309). Dorian Smith (6-3, 258) and Jeff Van Orsow (6-4, 266) are the ends. UCLA rushed for more than 300 yards against Stanford and Washington, which rank 93rd and 84th nationally, but will face its most stringent test against the Beavers. “Their front four is really good, I feel, and if you get past them, their ‘backers are really damn good,” said UCLA tailback Chris Markey, who is averaging 86.5 rushing yards per game. “(Derrick Doggett) is a really good ‘backer. They play hard every down. That’s what makes them so good.” Losing contact Sometimes little details make all the difference, and one was certainly missed by Dorrell’s Bruins in the now infamous thrashing at Utah. After the game quarterback Ben Olson said he was hit so hard one of his contact lenses was knocked out. It turned out Olson never found it, and he played part of the game with only one contact lens. “I make no excuses,” Olson said. Offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said the missing lens couldn’t have helped. “We should always have a backup,” Norvell said. Boise State rolls Ian Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boise State to a 38-16 victory over visiting Southern Mississippi. Broncos quarterback Taylor Tharp also had a big night, completing 19 of 27 passes for a career-high 307 yards and two TDs. Boise State finished with 506 total yards. The Broncos (3-1) scored on their first two possessions and built a 28-3 lead before the Golden Eagles scored a touchdown. Southern Miss (2-2) scored again early in the third quarter when Jeremy Young tossed a 23-yard TD to tight end Shawn Nelson, cutting the Broncos’ lead to 28-16. They got no closer. Williams kicked off team Louisville linebacker Willie A. Williams was kicked off the team less than 24 hours after his arrest on a marijuana possession charge. The 22-year-old was dismissed for violating his agreement with Athletic Director Tom Jurich. Williams started his college career at Miami, then spent last year at West L.A. College. Around the nation Miami: Wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie can start wearing a helmet but cannot participate yet in any contact drills. McKenzie broke neck vertebrae in a one-car crash on July 16. Ohio State: Quarterback Antonio Henton, suspended indefinitely earlier this week after being arrested and accused of offering a female police officer $20 for sex, will be permitted to begin practicing with the team next week, Coach Jim Tressel said Thursday. New Mexico State: When Coach Hal Mumme asked his New Mexico State players if they’d mind adding some pink to the school’s traditional colors of crimson and white, he explained it would be for a good cause. The Aggies didn’t hesitate. They’ll be wearing pink ribbons on their helmets and pink socks for Saturday’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research projects in New Mexico. Cincinnati: Former Notre Dame quarterback Demetrius Jones enrolled at No. 24 Cincinnati, where he’ll be eligible to run their no-huddle, spread offense next season.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

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‘The signs look good!’ – Southampton chief confident Manchester United target will agree new deal

first_imgSouthampton executive director Les Reed insists ‘the signs are good’ Nathaniel Clyne will sign a new contract at the club.The England full-back, who has just one-year left to run on his current deal, has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United.But Reed claims the 24-year-old is happy at St Mary’s and believes the former Crystal Palace star will remain on the South Coast.“We’re in constant communication,“ Reed told talkSPORT. “These contract negotiations are never just one meeting, where everything is done and sorted out.“You have to bear in mind, especially with Nathaniel, that we want him to focus on the last few games of the season. That’s why you’ll get players saying, ‘let’s wait until the end of the season’.“That’s quite normal and he’s very happy. He’s managed to force himself into the England squad and is showcasing his talents.“I’d be very surprised if there wasn’t speculation about him, but at the moment the signs are good.”last_img read more

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Swindon snap up youngster after successful trial

first_imgSwindon Town have snapped up teen ace Ellis Iandolo after he impressed during pre-season.The 17-year-old scored three goals against Swindon while playing for Soccer Elite FA earlier this summer and was invited in for a trial.And the former Gillingham and Maidstone rookie did enough during his substitute appearances against Petersfield and Aston Villa to convince manager Mark Cooper to take a chance on him. 1last_img

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Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United: Januzaj hands Red Devils victory over Villans

first_img1 Manchester United claimed their second win of the new Premier League season as they dispatched Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park.And it was fringe star Adnan Januzaj, who could soon find himself out on loan, who was the hero as he netted a first half winner.Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, was the inspirational team talk Tim Sherwood should have given his underdogs as Friday night football cast a glancing blow on football tradition before next year’s onslaught but they just couldn’t find their feet in the final third.The Football League has already had it for a few years but now it’s the turn of the big boys and if this game was anything to go by it could well be a hit, as two rusty teams played out an exciting clash, even though the quality was lacking.Januzaj was a shock started for Man United in a No.10 role but he found it hard early on as the alert Micah Richards robbed the ball from his feet.And the Villans looked dangerous on the counter early on as both sides wrestled for supremacy in the Midlands.The hosts already look an improved side and seem far more comfortable on the ball than in previous seasons but after one unlucky bounce Brad Guzan had to be off his line quickly to deny Memphis Depay.At the other end, Chris Smalling did well to intercept a dangerous Villa pass as they looked to dissect a disorganised Man United defence following a throw in.But it was to be Manchester United who opened the scoring and Van Gaal could be forgiven for sporting a smug grin.Excellent play by the Red Devils saw Juan Mata on the left and his stunning ball sent through Januzaj who, after dodging a tackle from Richards, slipped the ball past Brad Guzan from six yards and watched it bounce in off the post.Two errors from Mata nearly allowed Aston Villa to get in on goal but they were, in the end, able to survive a threatening corner, where Matteo Darmian, who was less convincing than on his debut against Tottenham, appeared to hold back Richards in the box.After the break, another Mata error put Jordan Ayew through, gallivanting towards goal, but his shot was dreadful and didn’t even worry Sergio Romero between the sticks.And with Man United looking shaky, Jordan Amavi’s marauding run and cross provided a real opportunity for Sherwood’s side but Villa couldn’t make them pay.For the visitors, the likes of Wayne Rooney, who looked really out of sorts, and Depay really struggled to make an impact and soon Aston Villa appeared completely in charge as Idrissa Gueye saw a shot blocked.A Depay free-kick which ballooned into the stands summed up the Dutchman’s evening with 20 minutes to go, although Ayew shamed himself moments later with a terrible dive which earned him a caution.Again it was Depay who wasted another glorious opportunity as he tried to bend home Mata’s sensational pass as he thundered through towards Guzan, and he was eventually taken off by Van Gaal.And in the end, even with the introduction of fresh legs by both sides, the match petered out, leaving Manchester United to travel home and enjoy the weekend with three points already under their belts. Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj celebrates his goal last_img read more

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Up The League – Saturday, August 29

first_imgOn the latest Up The League show, MK Dons skipper Dean Lewington reflects on his career and gives his view on the controversial switch from Wimbledon to Milton Keynes. Plus, Geoff Peters is also joined by former Brighton defender Adam Virgo, Wigan goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell and Plymouth vice-captain Peter Hartley.last_img

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‘I hate him!’ Manchester United fans divided as star ‘flirts’ with HUGE move

first_img1 Many football fans rubbished rumours this summer as Neymar was linked with a huge move to Manchester United.The Barcelona and Brazil star has been a huge success in Spain but still sees himself second in command to Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, leading some to believe he may move to further his career.Links with a £240million move to Man United emerged but fans felt the talk was fanciful.But now the player has revealed talks did take place about a possible move, despite nothing coming from them.“We had conversations, but there was nothing concrete,” he told ESPN.So, how did Manchester United fans react to the news? You can find out below… Barcelona star Neymar last_img read more

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Stunning stats! Find out the most unbelievable records from the Premier League weekend

first_img 1. Not only that, but Wayne Rooney’s goal was his 187th in the Premier League, tying him with Andy Cole as the top flight’s second all-time top scorer. 10 2. Wayne Rooney scored his first away goal in 1,550 minutes, his last being 17 games ago, in November 2014. 10 10 After enduring the humdrum of the international break, the Premier League needed to deliver – and that it did.  From Newcastle United’s thrashing of Norwich City, their first victory of the season, to Wayne Rooney equalling Andy Cole’s all-time goalscoring record – over the past two days, a number of exciting records were broken in the blink of an eye. So talkSPORT has listed the most interesting, exciting and downright unbelievable stats from the weekend’s action.To find out the very best, click the yellow arrow above, right.  10 10. Jamie Vardy became only the fourth Englishman to score in six consecutive games in England’s top flight, following Michael Owen, James Beattie and Daniel Sturridge – to find out nine more amazing stats from the Premier League weekend, click the arrow above! 7. After Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool finished 0-0, Simon Mignolet has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this calendar year – with 13. 10 10 3. Raheem Sterling scored the first hat trick of his senior career after netting three in the opening 45 minutes against AFC Bournemouth. 5. With 614 sprints in comparison to Tottenham Hotspur’s 564, Liverpool became the first team this season to out-run the north London outfit – a sign of what’s to come under Jurgen Klopp. 10 4. Own goals are Chelsea’s top scorer, with three, so far this season. Diego Costa and Willian are behind having netted an uninspiring two. 10 10 8. Georginio Wijnaldum is only the second player to have ever scored four goals in a single Premier League game for Newcastle United. You guessed it – Alan Shearer is the other, during a clash against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999. 6. Branislav Ivanovic ended a run of 63 consecutive Premier League starts, missing his first domestic game since January 11th 2014 9. The eight goals scored at St James’ Park are the most seen in a Premier League game so far this season. 10last_img read more

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Chelsea and Man City send scouts to watch Ligue 1 star Cheikh N’Doye

first_img Cheikh N’Doye 1 Chelsea and Manchester City are scouting Angers midfielder Cheikh N’Doye.The 29-year-old has been one of the star performers in Ligue 1 this season and has helped his side climb to second in the table.The Senegal international already has five goals to his name and clubs across Europe are taking notice.Chelsea and Manchester City, according to L’Equipe, have now both dispatched scouts to watch N’Doye in action.Angers are desperate to hold onto their star man but a bid of around £10million would reportedly tempt them into selling this January.last_img read more

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Tottenham being backed to WIN the Premier League – Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Tottenham are now third favourites to win the Premier League [12/1], behind Arsenal and Manchester City, after moving to within six points of top spot.He also looks ahead to Monday’s top-flight action, with Manchester United v Chelsea the stand-out fixture.Louis van Gaal is under huge pressure going into the Old Trafford clash, and Stevens says United are 13/8 to claim a first win in eight games, while the Blues are 15/8 and the draw is 11/5.Arsenal. meanwhile, face Bournemouth at the Emirates looking to bounce back from their humiliating defeat to Southampton and are 4/9 to get beat the Cherries [7/1 for the win] and get their title charge back on track.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Arsenal transfer latest – Arsene Wenger expects ‘quiet’ end to January window

first_imgArsene Wenger expects Arsenal to be ‘quiet’ in the final days of the transfer window.The Gunners have already added to their squad this month, with midfielder Mohamed Elneny arriving for £5million from Basel.Arsenal have also been linked with several other players, including a new striker, but Wenger predicts a quiet end to the transfer window.“You will certainly have some work to do in the next ten days, not especially with Arsenal but with other clubs,” said Wenger.“We are always open to an exceptional opportunity we can take for the long-term. But I expect our last ten days to be quiet at the moment.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

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Parents involved more with kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The report is from the Census Bureau’s 2004 survey of income and program participation, which had a sample of 46,500 households. The results were compared with answers from the same survey questions in 1994. In 2004, about 47 percent of teenagers had multiple TV restrictions, including limits on program types, the time of day they could watch and how much they could see. That compares with 40 percent in 1994. “All you have to do is own a TV,” said Hattery, a parent. “I’m shocked at what you can see at 8 o’clock.” Parents also are feeling peer pressure to spend more time with their kids, and guilt when they do not, said Elizabeth Cooksey, a sociology professor at Ohio Sate University. WASHINGTON – Parents are taking a more active role in raising their children than they did a decade ago, setting greater restrictions on TV watching and reading more to youngsters, the government reported Wednesday. Teenagers are participating in more extracurricular activities that focus on education, at the expense of sports, according to the study. The findings suggest that adults are reacting to a more dangerous world, while both parents and students are dealing with increased competition to get into good colleges, experts said. “Whether it’s a realistic panic or not, things like school shootings or child abductions or pedophile predators, that has a certain group of American parents pretty worried,” said Angela Hattery, a sociology professor at Wake Forest University. 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

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Housing project hits costly bump

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut the vacant lot – chosen by the city – has a problem. The nearest power pole, which would have supplied the house with electricity, is at full capacity. After buying the lot for $144,850.75 on Nov. 1, and approving $235,000 for ROP to use for construction, the city’s Community Development Commission agreed this week to provide an extra $47,500 to pay for a new transformer and to underground the house’s wiring 300 feet away to a different power pole. “We anticipate that we are going to be able to recover all our funds,” said Christopher Chung, director of the Community Development Commission. “One of the biggest problems we had, believe it or not, was just finding a vacant piece of property.” The city made several offers since starting the search for a lot in March 2006, Chung said, but none were accepted. When they found the lot on Willow Avenue, no one checked the electrical situation. ROP assumed electricity would be available, as it has been on lots in Azusa, Baldwin Park, Glendora and other cities where the home-building program has taken place. “It has been a stumbling block,” said Greg Hankerd, an ROP instructor. ROP budgeted $1,500 to hook up the electricity for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. After contacting Southern California Edison and learning that the nearest power pole is already overloaded, the budget jumped to $49,000. “It’s virgin land,” said Dottie Misetic, the assistant supervisor over ROP construction. “They’ve got a pole right across the street, (but) that is not usable for us to pull power.” After a brief discussion, council members on Tuesday approved the additional $47,500, even as the city is looking for ways to save money to prevent a predicted budget shortfall. The increase will not affect the Community Development Commission’s plan to sell the house to a low- to moderate-income family, Chung said, although the staff report he wrote indicated the city hopes to sell it for close to the cost of regular housing. “The total project costs is estimated to be $427,350.75,” he wrote. “With recent sale comparables for homes in the area of $467,100, it is very likely that the CDC will receive the cost of the project.” But those involved emphasized the benefits of the program. ROP instructor Hankerd noted that the city gets a good deal because there’s no charge for labor, the students go on to get construction jobs, and the future homeowners get an energy-efficient house. The program adds extra insulation, Energy Star appliances and native landscaping. “There’s the educational component of showing students how to construct homes,” Chung said. “It also provides low-income housing to a family in the city … it’s just a good program.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – When the city purchased a vacant lot this month to build an affordable house, there was just one thing missing: access to electricity. The oversight has led to a $47,500 increase to the already $380,000 proposition. The plan was simple. The city agreed to buy the lot and construction materials for the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupation Program. ROP uses the opportunity to teach vocational skills to teens and adults. The students would start building the house this month, and the city would sell it to a deserving low- to moderate-income family. last_img read more

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LICENSES TO DRILL FOR OIL OFF DONEGAL UP FOR GRABS TODAY

first_imgDONEGAL could be sitting on a multi-million euro fortune if new flexible government rules on oil production are met with a positive response today.The Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA) anticipates increased interest in the latest round of applications for gas and oil exploration off the Donegal coast, with those applications closing today.Gas and oil exploration companies will apply for new authorisations in the Atlantic Margin off Donegal. The applications have the potential to boost the offshore oil industry in the county in several service sectors.Industry sources told donegaldaily at a briefing yesterday that there is the potential for thousands of new jobs, with one insider insisting: “Killybegs could be the Donegal equivalent of Aberdeen with so many high-tech positions and well paid positions.“But it will not just be about Killybegs; the whole county could get a lift from well-managed oil and gas exploration off our coast.”It can take two years from exploration to drilling; but Ireland has lagged behind Britain in this sector. The industry insider added: “We actually don’t know how much gas and oil is off our coast. There could be a multi-billion dollar fortune – and if there is, Donegal and the people of Donegal could benefit.”Minister Pat Rabbitte is on record as saying that Ireland needed ‘‘more exploration for oil and gas, not less’’ and the country needed ‘‘more discoveries like the Corrib gas field’’.He said that, without an increase in exploration, Ireland would not benefit from its indigenous natural resources.LICENSES TO DRILL FOR OIL OFF DONEGAL UP FOR GRABS TODAY was last modified: May 31st, 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:donegalgasoil industrylast_img read more

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CREDITORS MEETING CALLED FOR BALLYBOFEY COMPANY

first_imgANOTHER sign of the times – a well-known Co Donegal company which provided protective clothing for thousands of workers during the boom has gone bust.A creditor’s meeting has been called for Safeguard Protective Clothing Manufacturers in Ballybofey.The company was established in March 1999 and have a UK office in Manchester, England. It’s local base was at the Northern Point business centre. A creditor’s meeting will take place at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt on Tuesday week, January 17th, at 9.15am.Safeguard was at the forefront of the latest developments within the workwear clothing industry, in particular high visibility and flame retardant workwear as well as GORE-TEX Rainwear.The company had developed state of the art fabric and material technologies and innovative product designs to create a reputation as a leading innovator within the workwear market.© 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/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CREDITORS MEETING CALLED FOR BALLYBOFEY COMPANY was last modified: January 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:ballybofey newssafeguardworkwear companylast_img read more

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GOVERNMENT U-TURN WILL SEE FILIPINO FISHERMEN GET WORK PERMITS

first_imgRichard Bruton, centre, has finally realised he got it all wrong on fishing crewsJUST days after Richard Bruton ruled out work permits for foreign national fishermen, the Government is expected to do a u-turn and finally recognise the contribution they make to the industry here.In Donegal there has been a tradition of Filipino fishermen working on some of our boats, but many are here illegally.The Government turned a blind eye to this – until allegations that some fishermen were being exploited by boat skippers in southern and eastern counties were made in a London newspaper. Fishermen’s leaders in Killybegs have vowed to help stamp out any exploitation – but insist they cannot get Irish crews for some fishing vessels.And that’s why foreign national crew members are often needed on some boats.It’s understood a work permit system will be introduced. It will ensure the rights of the workers – and the viability of the boats.Representatives from the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland were joined by a Filipino fisherman who has worked undocumented in Ireland for the last five years, addressed the new interdepartmental taskforce last night. Speaking following the meeting, Edel McGinley, MRCI Director said: “Regularisation would be an important step to tackle exploitation in the fishing industry and strengthen workers’ rights.“Unfortunately, this issue is not confined to the fishing industry but persists across many low wage sectors such as domestic work, care work and the restaurant industry.”The MRCI welcomed reported moves by Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Simon Coveney and the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald to regularise undocumented migrant fisherman. To comprehensively tackle this abuse of workers, the MRCI is calling for the introduction of a broader regularisation scheme to address exploitation in all precarious sectors of the Irish labour market.Ms McGinley went on say “Like the Irish undocumented in the USA, undocumented migrants are part of the fabric of Irish life, many working and living in our communities long term – some for over fifteen years. Clearly there is a need for a broad-based regularisation which complements the sectoral approach being proposed.”At the meeting with the Taskforce, the MRCI made a number of recommendations: Introduce a sector-based regularisation with clear criteria, granting access to employment in the fishing industry without a work permitEstablish a sectoral agreement for the fishing industry,setting out terms and conditions for workersSuspend the practice of spot checks targeting vulnerable workers, pending the introduction of a regularisationInvest greater resources to step up inspections and ensure compliance in the sectorAllocate resources through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to focus on the protection of workers in the industryRatify ILO Work in Fishing Convention 188Conduct intelligence-led investigations into human trafficking routes and recruitment practicesIntroduce a system for swift identificationof and protection for victims of traffickingGOVERNMENT U-TURN WILL SEE FILIPINO FISHERMEN GET WORK PERMITS was last modified: November 13th, 2015 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:donegalFishinglast_img read more

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Roberto Martinez on the ‘embarrassment’ of being thrashed by Liverpool

first_imgRoberto Martinez has admitted he is feeling embarrassed having seen his Everton team thrashed 4-0 by Merseyside rivals Liverpool.Divock Origi opened the scoring towards the end of the first-half, with Mamdou Sakho doubling the lead in injury time.Ramiro Funes Mori compounded the misery early in the second period, receiving his marching orders after a dreadful tackle on Origi.The man advantage saw Liverpool swarm over the Toffees, and Daniel Sturridge netted a third soon after.John Stones was then taken off, and the hosts dominated play against a team with no central defenders on the field of play.Jurgen Klopp’s team should have netted a number of times, in what had turned into a training game, eventually bagging a fourth through Philippe Coutinho.It was a shocking defeat for Everton, and Martinez has revealed the only thing he can feel right now.“It’s a feeling of embarrassment,” the Spaniard explained.“We know we shouldn’t have put a show on like this. Sometimes there are things in football that you can’t control with events that go against you, but we brought that onto ourselves conceding those two goals in three minutes just before half-time and it’s something we should be much better at.“It was a horrible experience for everyone connected to the football club. The game becomes a non-event.“Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. The whole chain of events was horrific and it is a showing we need to forget as quickly as we can.”Everton have to recover from the loss by facing Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend, a game which is likely to decide Martinez’s future as manager.When asked if he will struggle to motivate his team for the clash against the Red Devils, the manager added: “It doesn’t really need much motivation.“Obviously we’re still hurting and we’re going to be hurting for a long, long time but obviously we need to react really, really quickly and prepare for the game on Saturday.“Psychologically we’re strong enough to react.”last_img read more

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OFFICIAL: Arsenal sign Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach

first_imgArsenal have confirmed the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.The 23-year-old midfielder joins for Gunners an undisclosed fee – understood to be in the region of £30million – and has penned a long-term contract.Xhaka played more than 100 games for Monchengladbach after arriving from Basel in 2012 and captained the Bundesliga club to a fourth place finish last season.The Switzerland international is the first signing made by Arsene Wenger this summer.He will officially join the club on July 1 and will head to north London after this summer’s European Championship.Wenger told the club’s official website: “Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience,”“We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad. We wish Granit a good Euro 2016 with Switzerland and look forward to welcoming him to Arsenal ahead of next season.”Arsenal were eager to agree the deal before Xhaka joined up with the Switzerland squad for Euro 2016, where he will be up against France, Albania and Romania in Group A.The midfielder is known for his tackling, fitness and feisty character, and should add some much-needed steel to the Gunners’ line-up next season.He also has experience of winning trophies, having collected two Swiss league titles and the Swiss Cup in 2012 when Basle completed the double.Xhaka was named the league’s young player of the year that season and was rewarded with a move to Gladbach in 2012.He played four seasons for the German club in the Bundesliga, making 108 appearances in total and scoring six goals. 1 Granit Xhaka in action for Borussia Monchengladbach last_img read more

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McCain seeks program to teach ‘strategic interrogation’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I do not know whether they’ve been involved in torture because I don’t have that kind of information,” McCain said. “I do know that when tapes are destroyed of interrogations, it contributes enormously to the cynicism, the skepticism, and also is further damaging to the image of the United States of America in the world.” The CIA recently acknowledged that in 2005 it destroyed videotapes made three years earlier of the CIA’s interrogations of two terror suspects. The tapes were made to document how CIA officers used new, harsh questioning techniques approved by the White House to force recalcitrant prisoners to talk. Intelligence officials have said the methods that were shown on the videotapes included waterboarding, an interrogation tactic that causes the sensation of drowning and is banned by the Pentagon. McCain also said he met with a “high-ranking member of al-Qaida in Iraq” who told him that post-invasion lawlessness and images of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib helped recruit insurgents. The latter was “a great recruitment tool,” McCain said. “He said it and I believe it.” He also said he’d go after terrorists with a new military force. “I’ll set up a new agency patterned after the old Office of Strategic Services that will be a small, nimble, can-do organization that will fight” terrorists anywhere in the world and on the Internet, McCain said. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican White House hopeful John McCain said he wants “a crash program” in civilian and military schools that emphasizes language and creates a “new specialty in strategic interrogation” so the nation never feels the need for torture. McCain, a former Vietnam prisoner of war who suffered mistreatment, talked about the new proposal at a Columbia campaign stop Saturday. McCain said he wanted to create an Army Advisory Corps of 20,000 soldiers to act as military advisers and a new Office of Strategic Services to fight terrorists. He said he wanted them to pursue “a crash program in civilian and military schools” to prepare more experienced speakers in strategically important languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and others, and to “create a new specialty in strategic interrogation – a new group of strategic interrogators so that we never have to feel motivated to torture anyone ever again.” When asked if he knew whether U.S. forces had engaged in torture in the past, the Arizona senator said he didn’t. Later, at Newberry College’s commencement ceremony about an hour away, McCain talked about the response to torture being a measure of character.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

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Battle of the high-def DVDs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Analysts say the early adopters, those who rush out and buy whatever new technology becomes available, will jump right in and pay $1,800 for a Blu-ray player from Pioneer or $499 for the Toshiba HD DVD player. But a prolonged struggle between the two incompatible formats may mean consumers have a long wait for a clear winner to emerge, potentially delaying widespread adoption of high-def DVDs for years. “There’s no question that a format war is not a good idea,” Howard Stringer, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corp., said this week. Sony is a developer and backer of the Blu-ray format. The Blu-ray team is confident of getting content from most of the top Hollywood studios. It also believes that the new PlayStation 3, which will come equipped with a Blu-ray drive when it debuts later this year, will tip the odds in their favor. “With the installed base of PlayStation, we do think we have an enormous advantage,” Stringer said. Blu-ray discs will have the larger capacity, at 25 gigabytes or more. The HD DVD will have the virtue of being more similar to regular DVDs, which simplifies production, according to its backers. The HD DVD crowd has backing from computer giants Intel and Microsoft and will have the slight advantage of coming to market first. Players from Toshiba can already be pre-ordered from Amazon.com and will hit store shelves in March. Blu-ray players will be available one or two months later. “HD DVD is really ‘Now playing,”‘ said Yoshiihide Fujii, president and CEO of Toshiba’s Digital Media Network company. A bigger risk for companies backing the rival DVD systems is that consumers opt to get their video from places like Yahoo and Google, or one of the several companies offering downloadable movies over the Internet. Computer hard drives, particularly on multimedia PCs geared toward the living room, are getting bigger every day, and younger people especially are accustomed and more than happy to store their video there. Companies such as Starz Entertainment Group, which recently launched its Vongo service, are also allowing consumers to transfer movies and TV shows to portable devices. DirecTV and Dish Network, two satellite TV services, offer portable viewers that can store hours of programs. “The longer the format war goes on, the more opportunity smart players in the cable and IPTV and online spaces have to build market share,” said Laura Behrens, an analyst at Gartner Industry Advisory Services. (IPTV is an up-and-coming technology that many telecommunications companies are employing as they charge into the television service business.) Studio executives argue that people want to own their content and that DVDs offer the same portability options as downloadable programs or video on demand services. “Portability is a killer application with music and to a degree with movies, but the majority of movie and TV viewing is not on a small 2-inch screen,” said Mike Dunn, president of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Fox is releasing its movies this year in the Blu-ray format. While studios clearly wanted to avoid a format war and struggled last year to reach a compromise between the two camps, they say that the formats can exist side by side. “There will be 25 million homes that have high definition TVs by the end of next year. Those people are going to be looking for content,” said Stephen Nickerson, senior vice president at Warner Home Video. Warner Bros., an early backer of HD DVD, has said it will release movies in both formats. Nickerson said that while many compare the DVD format wars to the battle a quarter century ago between the Betamax and VHS formats, another analogy might be more useful. “The (video) games industry since the early ’90s has had two or three incompatible formats and it hasn’t slowed the adoption of game platforms,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – It was supposed to be the grand unveiling of a new generation in home entertainment when Kevin Collins of Microsoft Corp. popped an HD DVD disc into a Toshiba production model and hit “play.” Nothing happened. The failed product demo at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show was hardly an auspicious start for the HD DVD camp in what’s promising to be a nasty, drawn-out technology format war reminiscent of the Betamax/VHS video tape battle. Backers of the two rival high definition DVD formats are betting that the millions of people shelling out thousands of dollars for new high-def TVs and home theater sound systems will spend a few hundred more for new DVD players and discs that offer sharp pictures and interactive features. last_img read more

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Dodgers get two all-stars

first_img Baez went 5-4 with a 2.86 ERA and a career-best 41 saves last season, earning a spot on the AL all-star team. He has 96 saves over the past three seasons. Gagne, one of baseball’s best closers, underwent season-ending surgery on his pitching elbow in June. He is expected back sometime this year, but now the Dodgers have a proven closer to call on until he returns. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “The opportunity to add two relievers of this caliber to our bullpen fills a big need for us,” general manager Ned Colletti said. Carter was an AL all-star in 2003, when he had a career-high 26 saves in 62 appearances. Last season, he appeared in 39 games, going 1-2 with a 4.89 ERA in 57 innings. Jackson, once considered a top prospect, appeared in 19 games for the Dodgers over the past three seasons, going 6-4 with a 5.50 ERA. Last season, he was a combined 9-11 with a 5.91 ERA for Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A Las Vegas before going 2-2 with a 6.28 ERA for the Dodgers. “The stuff that made him rated that high is still there,” Tampa Bay executive vice president Andrew Friedman said during a conference call. “He still possesses that dominant stuff and we’re excited to get him in the organization.” Tiffany went 11-7 with a 3.93 ERA and 134 strikeouts for Class-A Vero Beach last season, and the Devil Rays view him as a starter. In three pro seasons, he is 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA and 279 strikeouts. LOS ANGELES The Dodgers acquired all-star relievers Danys Baez and Lance Carter from Tampa Bay for two pitching prospects Saturday, strengthening their bullpen as they wait for closer Eric Gagne to return from elbow surgery. The Dodgers sent right-hander Edwin Jackson and minor league lefty Chuck Tiffany to the Devil Rays, and will receive a minor league player to be named, in the deal. center_img “We didn’t seek this out, but after an in-depth exploration it makes sense for us,” Friedman said. “We think these guys have a real chance to be part of our future.” Baez’s contract calls for a $4 million salary this year. The Devil Rays picked up his option after last season rather than give him a $1 million buyout. Carter agreed to a $550,000, one-year deal last month. The Devil Rays will have a revamped bullpen next season and closer is a big question mark. They recently signed right-hander Dan Miceli and Japanese reliever Shinji Mori. 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

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Couch steps way to Dick Weber title

first_img Couch needed a one-ball, sudden-death roll-off in the semifinal to defeat 22-time title winner Norm Duke after the two tied at 213-213. Duke left a 10-pin in his second shot in the 10th and Couch responded by striking out to force the tie. Couch opened the roll-off with a strike, which Duke couldn’t match, leaving the 10-pin on his shot. With his back against the wall, Jason Couch was clutch all day long. Couch defeated 30-time PBA Tour title winner and fellow left-hander Parker Bohn III in the title match of the 2006 Dick Weber Open stepladder finals, 241-214, on Sunday at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. The 13-time title winner from Clermont, Fla., almost never made it to the title match. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I said to (Duke), ‘Just give me a chance to strike out and tie you,” and he did,” said Couch, who earned $30,000 for the win. “I got a lucky break on the first one (in the 10th) and once I got through the second one, I knew I was going to strike on the third one.” In the title match, Bohn opened in the second frame, failing to convert a 1-3-6-9 spare. Couch took advantage of the miscue by converting the 2-4-7-10 split in the third then striking in frames 4-8. In the quarterfinal, Duke beat Mike Machuga, 212-168, striking seven times while Machuga, searching for his second win of the season, opened three times. Machuga defeated Chris Loschetter, looking for his first career title, 236-154, in the opening match. 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

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‘Superman’ saves kids – in the ring

first_imgNEWHALL – The pretty 14-year-old girl with long black hair bounced and quick-stepped, throwing combinations, upper cuts and hooks – boom! – all the while glaring with the inner resolve of the gladiator she was. The young boxer’s mind shadowed her instincts as adrenalin hypercharged her moves. Joanna Pereda’s opponent was not meant to prevail. “At first if she beats me, in my mind it’s saying I should have tried harder, I could do better,” Pereda said. “After that I throw everything I have. I sometimes win.” With six fights under her belt, the eighth-grader has netted a trophy as state champion in the Junior Olympic Games and won two belts at the Desert Showdown Invitational Amateur competition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita For the past five years, Pereda has attended the boxing program at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall. Five days a week after school she laces up her boxing shoes. Her coach, Juan “Superman” Jimenez, a volunteer at the center, praises the gifted athlete, and says he will encourage her and train her for as long as he can. Pereda used to play soccer and basketball and race BMX bikes, but now she dedicates herself to boxing, hoping to one day turn pro. Jimenez, 37, whose lean muscular frame is crowned by a spiky salt-and-pepper flat top, ran away from home in Mexico when he was 11. He was adopted and raised by grandparents in East Los Angeles when he was 12. He is determined to offer kids a viable alternative to gang life. “Every kid in East L.A. is a candidate to be part of a gang,” he said. “Either you’re in or you’ll get punked around off and on. I know a lot of kids who never made it to 15, 16. That’s the reason I push them so hard. I don’t want them to end up in the wrong place.” Jimenez’s discovery of boxing at age 14 was his “Aha!” moment. “It taught me how to set goals for myself,” Jimenez said. “I learned how to look at people, not at what they look like, but what they look like with their heart. There’s action when you speak from your heart. It has no limit.” While Santa Clarita is a far cry from the barrio, it is hardly gang-proofed. On his first visit to the center, Jimenez noticed girls checking out the boxing area. The girls he trained in East Los Angeles lacked commitment, but he was willing to take another chance. He suggested setting out a sign-in sheet. Of the 30 girls who signed up, 15 stuck with it. “If they say they’re going to do something, no matter how, they’re going to do it,” Jimenez said. “Another girl is not going to make her look bad in the ring. Girls will go to the last drop of blood before they give up.” Lupe Gonzalez, Pereda’s mother, gives the boxing program an A+. “It’s keeping my daughter out of gangs and using drugs,” she said. “Any time I have a problem with any of my daughters I go to him and ask him for advice. Every time he gives me advice, it works.” Hope Horner, the center’s supervisor, said Jimenez is more than a coach, he is also a mentor for many kids. “He’s going to their schools, he’s meeting with their parents, he really takes it the extra mile, that’s how he builds up the trust and rapport with these young people,” she said. “He’s not just building them as boxers, he’s building them as people. He’s teaching them the discipline they need, not only in the ring but in other areas of their life.” Jimenez rents a room at the home of two of his trainees, Jazmin and Leonardo Vasquez. Horner said Leo, 13, is surrounded by gangs, and the program is his excuse to get away from them. “He helped me when I got in trouble,” said the Sierra Vista Junior High eighth-grader. “Boxing keeps me out of hanging out with friends in gangs. It keeps me busy.” Jazmin, 15, a 10th-grader at Canyon High School, appreciates Jimenez’s patience. “He won’t give up on us,” she said. “I’m confident. I used to be shy. I’m not shy anymore, I’m out there.” The siblings train five days a week, but at home they do not talk shop with Jimenez. They relax, discuss how school is going and watch TV or movies. The Vasquez kids’ awards are displayed prominently in the family’s living room. Jazmin has twice won championship belts at the Desert Showdown, she was a state champion at the Junior Olympics and she was a Silver Glove city and state champion. Leonardo boasts one championship belt. It is fitting Jimenez earned the Superman moniker with his fists when he was 14. “There was a kid in East L.A., ‘Bola,'(which means) bullet,” he said. “I fought him outside the Boys & Girls Club.” Jimenez won. “When I finished with him, the kids said, ‘That’s Superman. He stopped the bullet.”‘ Superman and the bullet have since become friends. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@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

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Job Vacancy: Manager sought for Donegal County Childcare Committee

first_imgDonegal County Childcare Committee CLG (DCCC) seeks recruit a Manager at their Letterkenny-based agency. Donegal County Childcare Committee CLG (DCCC) is a local government-supported agency that works for the development, sustainability and advancement of high quality early childhood care and education in County Donegal.The role of the Manager is to ensure a strategic and co-ordinated approach to the development of early childhood education and care in Donegal.  The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organisation in the following areas: financial management, strategic management, team management, operational management and project management. The Manager will report to the Board of the Donegal County Childcare Committee CLG and with the Board manage issues relating to policy and the local administration of the National Childcare Investment Programme in line with POBAL and DCYA. The successful candidate will be committed to the ethos, aims and objectives of DCCC. He/she will have at least five years’ experience in project and staff management and will have high interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator, be capable of working effectively in both stand-alone, teamwork and inter-agency situations and be able to demonstrate effective team leadership qualities. The successful candidate will hold a level 8 qualification or higher relevant to the post. A working knowledge of the Irish language is an advantage.Salary: Grade VI (€46,771 – €57,157)Click here to visit www.donegalchildcare.com and view the Job Description and Person Specification for DCCC Manager Application ProcedureApplication is by submission of CV with cover letter returned by post to:Mary McGowan, Chairperson, Donegal County Childcare Committee, 10/11 St Columba’s Terrace, High Road, Letterkenny, Co DonegalApplications to be received by 12 noon on Thursday 17th January 2019Please clearly mark envelope “Confidential- Post of Manager”Applications will be short-listed. Canvassing will disqualify. Provisional interview date: Week commencing 28th January 2019. Donegal County Childcare Committee CLG is an equal opportunities employerJob Vacancy: Manager sought for Donegal County Childcare Committee was last modified: December 18th, 2018 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:BusinessDonegal County Childcare Committee CLGManagerlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRLS AS YOUNG AS FOUR ALREADY SEE THEMSELVES AS SEX OBJECTS – WORRYING SURVEY

first_imgDonegal girls as young as four years are already beginning to see themselves as sex objects, a new survey by a local business has found.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal children.The company, founded by Ballybofey businessman Ian Harkin, said girls are already seeing themselves as sex objects and have a worrying preoccupation with their body image.Arklu, which is moving its base from London to Letterkenny in the New Year, has recently brought out Lottie, which is being dubbed the world’s first asexual doll for children. The survey of 350 parents of girls aged 3-9 in Ireland found• 84% of parents said girls are being pressured into growing up too quickly; it is a real concern.• 85% of parents said manufacturers and retailers have a responsibility to tackle this.One of the women surveyed was Lynn Kavanagh agreed that shops are having a huge influence on her 3 year old daughter. “She sees kiddie versions of adult underwear in the shops and wants to be like mummy and have them. To me they shouldn’t be available, and sexualise girls at too young an age.”Lucie Follett, Director and co-founder of Arklu, say they hope their Lottie doll will allow children to play with dolls without seeing them as sex objects.“We were initially influenced by research by Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE which concluded that current fashion dolls on the market could promote girls’ insecurity about their body image.“We decided to investigate further and look into other concerns that parents have for their young daughters and we fed many of those key points into our doll development. Ultimately, we wanted to create a doll that is fun, but one that provides a refreshing alternative”. DONEGAL GIRLS AS YOUNG AS FOUR ALREADY SEE THEMSELVES AS SEX OBJECTS – WORRYING SURVEY was last modified: November 28th, 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:businessman Ian HarkinLottiesurveylast_img read more

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT KEEPS GORSE FIRES AT BAY IN GLENSWILLY – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgCOMMUNITY SPIRIT KEEPS GORSE FIRES AT BAY IN GLENSWILLY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 5th, 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:glenswillygorse fireslast_img read more

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Leicester will NOT be disrupted by Steve Walsh’s exit, claims Claudio Ranieri

first_img1 Claudio Ranieri Claudio Ranieri insists life will go on for Leicester despite Steve Walsh’s departure to Everton.The Foxes boss was disappointed to see his influential assistant manager depart for Goodison Park earlier this week.As the Premier League champions’ head of recruitment, Walsh was also responsible for unearthing many of the players who led the club to their shock title triumph.New Toffees boss Ronald Koeman hopes he can achieve similar success by appointing Walsh as Everton’s first director of football and Ranieri is now on the look out for the 51-year-old’s replacement.But the Italian is confident that no matter who takes on the role in future, Leicester will not face disruption.Speaking ahead of the International Champions Cup friendly encounter with Celtic in Glasgow, Ranieri said: “I worked with Steve at Chelsea a long time ago. I was very pleased to work with him also here at Leicester.“Now he wants to go and I can only say thank you. He worked so well here.“But now we have our plan and will continue with our plan.“Without me, without the players, football always goes on.”Walsh has been credited with discovering the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.The latter has already moved on to Chelsea in a £30million deal while Ranieri preferred not to discuss Mahrez’s future as he dismissed recent chatter surrounding the Algeria international’s contract talks as “speculation”.He did confirm left-back Ben Chilwell was closing in on a new deal and also rejected claims striker Leonardo Ulloa could be set to quit the King Power Stadium.According to reports, the Argentinian is considering his Foxes future amid concerns he has dropped behind new signing Ahmed Musa in Ranieri’s pecking order.But Ranieri added: “It is not true because nobody asked me something. It is only speculation.“The player is very, very happy. He works in training sessions and the last match very well.“I’m so happy with him and all my players. My plan is to keep all the players.“N’Golo Kante wants to go – okay good luck to him. But the others want to stay.”last_img read more

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DEAL CLOSE! Claudio Bravo on verge of finalising move to Manchester City

first_img1 Claudio Bravo in Barcelona training Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.Pep Guardiola has been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper all summer to replace Joe Hart, who is set to leave the Etihad before the window closesHart, 29, has been at City for a decade but now looks surplus to requirements and will consider his future away from the club upon the Chilean stopper’s arrival.A fee of around £22m has already been agreed with the Barcelona for Bravo after the 33-year-old told the club he wanted to be part of the Guardiola revolution.City are confident the deal for the 106-cap Chile international will be wrapped up before the window closes and will be registerered in time to play  in the Champions League group stagesBravo has featured heavily for Barca in La Liga during his two seasons at the Nou Camp with German ‘keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in goal for the Champions League and domestic cup games.There has been a fear among the Nou Camp hierarchy they could lose Ter Stegen due to his lack of La Liga action since joining from Borussia Moenchengladbach two years ago.Luis Enrique is now set to make Ter Stegen his new number one so getting a significant fee for Bravo will be seen as good business all round.last_img read more

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Arthur Bloom, 63, of CBS

first_imgNEW YORK – Television news director Arthur Bloom, who helped found the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and donated his stopwatch to create the show’s iconic ticking image, died Saturday of cancer. He was 63. Bloom, who joined CBS in its mailroom when he was 18, died at his home in Grandview-on-Hudson, N.Y., the network said. Besides his 38 years with “60 Minutes,” Bloom helped train Dan Rather to succeed Walter Cronkite in the CBS News anchor chair in 1981. Rather and Cronkite hailed Bloom’s work. “Artie Bloom was the most accomplished director of television news programs in history,” Rather said. “The record shows he was the best.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bloom’s talent and humor “were the very spirit of CBS News,” Cronkite said. “It is difficult to think of our craft without him,” he said. During his 45-year career at CBS, Bloom was instrumental in the network’s political coverage. He directed work on the conventions for both parties from 1976 to 1988, the Ford-Carter and Reagan-Mondale presidential debates, and every election night from 1974 to 1990. In 1995, he received the Directors Guild of America’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. “60 Minutes” has captured 78 Emmy Awards and 11 Peabody Awards. Bloom was there for the launch of “60 Minutes” in 1968. It was on the show’s third edition that it was introduced with the now-famous ticking stopwatch. “Artie had an eye for what worked visually and what didn’t,” said “60 Minutes” creator Don Hewitt. “He was invaluable to me.” The Manhattan native began directing at age 21 with WCBS-TV, the local New York station. In 1966, he joined CBS news and two years later was directing “60 Minutes.” Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Marla; a son, Scott; a daughter, Jill Bloom Butterman; a brother, Richard; and four grandchildren. 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

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Metal detectors turned metal detectives

first_img160Want 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 Keeley has responded to a variety of incidents, including two officer-involved suicides, the ambush of sheriff’s Deputy Steven Sorensen and a major crimes call in Canyon Country where he searched the area of an underground bunker. “If we find a weapon or evidence, we flag it and let a law enforcement officer recover it,” Keeley said. “It prevents subpoenas so we don’t have to go to court.” The unit organized in 1990 when a member thought the hobbyists might be able to help police in their investigations. “The president of the Prospector’s Club saw the advantage we had knowing about metal detectors, so he sent out letters offering our help,” Johnson said. “Our first callout was in Downey. They had two officers wounded in a shootout at the Pace warehouse and wanted to know if we could find any expended rounds or brass. After that, we started getting calls from different police departments.” The searchers work primarily with homicide and narcotic units from the respective agencies, and answer anywhere from 100 to 200 calls a year. They provide their own equipment, pay for their own gas and respond to calls any time of the day or night. They probably were dismissed as roadside volunteers picking up trash along Interstate 10, but the men and women working the shoulders of the road a few years ago were intent on finding treasure. Members of the elite Crime Scene Search Unit of the Prospector’s Club of Southern California are more than volunteer public servants. On that summer day, Canyon Country resident Joe Keeley and a handful of other searchers combed an eight-mile stretch of the deserted highway, looking for parts of a gun dismantled and thrown out of a car window. “We took the team all the way to the Arizona border and searched all along the freeway,” said George Johnson, who coordinates law enforcement requests with team response. “The fellow threw pieces up and down, but we were able to find some valuable pieces, including the magazine that came out of the weapons, and bullets that had fingerprints on them.” The Crime Scene Search Unit has about 35 active members, all of whom have undergone background checks and fingerprinting and carry identification cards as volunteers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. But their beat isn’t restricted to the county borders; Johnson gets calls from more than 24 other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Riverside and San Bernardino county sheriff’s departments and the Los Angeles Police Department, when detectives come up empty-handed and need some help. center_img “At times they are absolutely essential,” said Sgt. Paul Mondry, a sheriff’s homicide investigator. “They make themselves available and roll whenever the desk calls them out. We had a victim shot in La Habra, they found shotgun casings so we were able to tie the gun to the murder suspect. They worked on that three days in the summertime. “They’re a good crew – selfless people who pull all the punches out to help us.” Johnson remembered the La Habra case vividly. “The victim was a personal friend of Governor Davis,” he said. “He had been fishing in Mexico and came home early, surprising a burglar, who shot him. The guy then set fire to the house to destroy evidence. Once the firefighters put the fire out, they found the body, and we were called out to see if we could find anything. We sifted through the residue and found a gasoline can and shotgun shells that tied into a gun found on the man who did the killing. In the meantime, he had killed someone else. He got 99 years.” One of the more interesting cases they worked was the murder – still unsolved – of a young boy in Buena Park. He was walking through a park with his brother on the Fourth of July when he complained that his stomach hurt and fell over, dead. “He had bled out internally. We searched the park and finally located the bullet, a .22. They were able to find the boy’s DNA on the bullet and determined someone had shot a gun into the air and the bullet came down through the boy.” Keeley said he’s also seen his share of stupid crooks. “We went out with the SWAT team in South Central L.A. looking for weapons. A lot of people think they can get away with hiding stuff in the ground,” he said. “Including the gentleman who used ammunition cans to hide the coke.” For information on the Prospector’s Club of Southern California and the Crime Scene Search Unit, visit their Web site at www.prospectorsclub.org. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com last_img read more

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American activist’s body found, says FBI

first_imgWASHINGTON – An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a State Department spokesman said Friday. The FBI verified that a body found in Iraq on Friday morning was that of Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., spokesman Noel Clay said. He said he had no information on the other three hostages. Clay said additional forensics will be done in the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is investigating, he said. Fox’s family has been notified, Clay said, and “our heartfelt condolences go out to them.” 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 “The State Department continues to call for the unconditional release of all other hostages” in Iraq, the spokesman said. Fox was the one American among four Christian Peacemaker activists kidnapped last year in Iraq. On Tuesday, Al-Jazeera television aired footage of the three other activists purportedly appealing to their governments to secure their release. The hostages seen in the brief video dated Feb. 28 were Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; and Briton Norman Kember, 74. Allan Slater, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, said at the time that he was disturbed not to see Fox. “We certainly are hopeful when we see three of our friends alive, but also it’s very distressing that we didn’t see Tom Fox, and I wouldn’t want to hide that because I’m sure it’s very distressful for Tom’s family and friends as well,” Slater told The Canadian Press from Baghdad. The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping the four workers, who disappeared Nov. 26. The four had not been heard from since a videotape aired by Al-Jazeera on Jan. 28, dated from a week before. A statement reportedly accompanying that tape said the hostages would be killed unless all Iraqi prisoners were released from U.S. and Iraqi prisons. No deadline was set. Iraqi and Western security officials repeatedly warned the activists before their abduction that they were taking a grave risk by moving around Baghdad without bodyguards. Christian Peacemaker Teams had been working in Iraq since October 2002, investigating allegations that U.S. and Iraqi forces abused Iraqi detainees. Its teams host human rights conferences in conflict zones, promoting peaceful solutions. In the three years since the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, insurgents have kidnapped at least 250 foreigners and killed at least 40 of them. In one of the most high-profile cases, Jill Carroll, a freelance writer for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped Jan. 7 in Baghdad. Three videotapes of Carroll delivered by her kidnappers to Arab satellite television stations identified the group holding her as the Revenge Brigades. Carroll’s kidnappers have publicly demanded the release of all female detainees in Iraq. The Monitor launched a campaign on Iraqi television stations Wednesday asking Iraqis, in Arabic, to “Please help with the release of journalist Jill Carroll.” The list of those kidnapped and killed in Iraq includes Margaret Hassan, the director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq; Ronald Schulz, an industrial electrician from Anchorage, Alaska; Nicholas Berg, a businessman from West Chester, Pa.; Jack Hensley, a civil engineer from Marietta, Ga.; and Eugene “Jack” Armstrong, formerly of Hillsdale, Mich. More than 250 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped at least 250 foreigners and killed at least 39 of them: TAKEN: Thomas Nitzschke and Rene Braeunlich, German engineers. Kidnapped by gunmen Jan. 24 from an Iraqi government-owned detergent plant in Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Shown in a video made public Jan. 31; kidnappers demand that Germany close its embassy and stop cooperating with the Iraqi government. Moses Munyao and George Noballa, Kenyan engineers. Abducted by gunmen in Baghdad on Jan. 18 in an attack on a convoy of the mobile phone company Iraqna. Six security guards and three drivers are killed. Jill Carroll, 28, an American freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor. Kidnapped in Baghdad on Jan. 7 by gunmen who killed her translator. Shown in three videotapes made public in January and February. Twice threatened with death, but the deadlines pass without word. Six Iranians. Kidnapped Nov. 29, 2005, in Balad, north of Baghdad. Iranian state TV said the next day that two Iranian women had been freed; four men apparently held. Four workers for the Chicago-based peace group Christian Peacemaker Teams: Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va.; Norman Kember, 74, of London; James Loney, 41, of Toronto; and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, formerly of Montreal. Disappeared Nov. 26, 2005 and shown held captive in videotapes, one of which threatened their lives unless all prisoners in Iraq are freed. A videotape made public March 7 shows three of the men, but not Fox. Fox’s body was found March 10. Two Moroccans. Al-Qaida in Iraq, the terror group led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, issued a statement Oct. 25, 2005, saying it abducted the men. The Moroccan Foreign Ministry said embassy driver Abderrahim Boualam, 49, and employee Abdelkrim el Mouhafidi, 55, disappeared Oct. 20 after driving back from Jordan, where they had gone to get their paychecks. Ali Musluoglu, 48, Turkish businessman. Kidnapped in Baghdad on May 19, 2005. Shown being held at gunpoint in a video broadcast the following month. Captors demand that Turkey stop supporting U.S. forces and prevent Turkish businesses from operating in Iraq. Rami Daas, 26, a Palestinian student whose family said he was kidnapped May 9, 2005, by gunmen in the northern city of Mosul. Jeffrey Ake, a 47-year-old contract worker from LaPorte, Ind. Abducted April 11, 2005, while working at a water treatment plant in the Baghdad area. Seen on a video broadcast two days later. Nabil Tawfiq Sulieman and Matwali Mohammed Qassem, Egyptian engineers for the firm Unitrak. Abducted west of Baghdad according to a video that surfaced March 19, 2005, on an Islamic Web site. The National Movement of the Land of Two Rivers claimed responsibility. Ibrahim al-Maharmeh, a Jordanian businessman. Kidnapped in Baghdad on March 5, 2005. The Jordanian Foreign Ministry says his captors demanded $250,000. His brother was abducted earlier and freed after the family paid $50,000 ransom. Joao Jose Vasconcellos, 55, an engineer from Brazil. Seized in an ambush Jan. 19, 2005, en route to Baghdad airport. An Iraqi and a British security contractor die in the attack, which was claimed in a statement issued by the Ansar al-Sunnah Army and the Mujaheeden Brigades. Badri Ghazi Abu Hamzah, a Lebanese businessman. Abduction reported by Lebanese government. Lebanese media quoted his family as saying he was seized on the road to Tikrit on Nov. 6, 2004. Sadeq Mohammed Sadeq, a Lebanese-American who formerly worked for SkyLink USA, a Virginia-based contractor. Kidnapped by gunmen around midnight Nov. 2, 2004, from his home in Baghdad. Shown on a video released later that month. Aban Elias, 41, Iraqi-American civil engineer from Denver. Seized May 3, 2004, by Islamic Rage Brigade. KILLED: Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., a worker for the peace group Christian Peacemaker Teams. His body was found March 10. The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping Fox and three other workers from the group, who disappeared Nov. 26. Ronald Schulz, 40, of Anchorage, Alaska, an industrial electrician. Shown captive, his hands tied behind his back, in a video made public Dec. 6, 2005. The tape carried the logo of the Islamic Army in Iraq. A later tape claimed he had been killed and another video issued in the group’s name purportedly showed a man being shot in the head and Schulz’s identity card. His family said in January that they believe he is dead. Ali Belaroussi, Algerian charge d’affaires, and Azzedine Belkadi, another Algerian diplomat. Kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad on July 21, 2005. Al-Qaida in Iraq announced the following week that they had been killed. Ihab al-Sherif, 51, an Egyptian envoy seized in Baghdad on July 2, 2005. Al-Qaida in Iraq said in a statement later that it killed the diplomat because Egypt intended to install a full ambassador in Iraq. Akihito Saito, 44, a Japanese security manager employed by the British company Hart GMSSCO. The Ansar al-Sunnah Army claimed in a video May 9, 2005, that they took Saito hostage after ambushing a convoy of foreigners and Iraqi troops in western Iraq. A later statement said Saito died of wounds suffered in clashes after the ambush. Margaret Hassan, 59, director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq. Abducted Oct. 19, 2004, in Baghdad. Makes videotaped appeals for the withdrawal of British troops and the release of female Iraqi prisoners. On Nov. 15, 2004, her family in London and Al-Jazeera television say they believe she was the hostage whose shooting death was shown on a videotape. Shosei Koda, 24, of Japan. Found decapitated, his body wrapped in an American flag, in Baghdad on Oct. 30, 2004. A video had said he was kidnapped by followers of al-Zarqawi, who threatened his life unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Three Macedonian contractors, Dalibor Lazarevski, Zoran Nastovski and Dragan Markovic. Abducted Aug. 21, 2004; Macedonian government confirmed their deaths the following October. Ramazan Elbu, a Turkish driver. A video posted Oct. 14, 2004, on the Web site of the Ansar al-Sunnah Army showed his beheading. Maher Kemal, a Turkish contractor. Internet posting Oct. 11, 2004, showed his beheading. A statement said he was taken by the Ansar al-Sunnah Army. British engineer Kenneth Bigley, 62. Kidnapped Sept. 16, 2004, with two American co-workers for Gulf Services Co. A video issued in al-Zarqawi’s name threatened their lives unless the U.S. freed all Iraqi women in custody. The Americans were beheaded first; Bigley’s decapitation was confirmed Oct. 10, 2004. Jack Hensley, 48, a civil engineer from Marietta, Ga. Seized Sept. 16, 2004; an Internet message posted Sept. 21 reported his killing by al-Zarqawi’s followers. Eugene “Jack” Armstrong, 52, formerly of Hillsdale, Mich. Kidnapped Sept. 16, 2004; video made public Sept. 20 showed his beheading by al-Zarqawi. Akar Besir, a Turkish driver. Body found Sept. 21, 2004. Durmus Kumdereli, Turkish truck driver. Beheaded in video made public Sept. 13, 2004, but digitally dated Aug. 17. Video posted on a Web site that carries statements from al-Zarqawi’s group. Twelve Nepalese construction workers. One beheaded and 11 shot in the head in a video made public Aug. 31, 2004. Killings claimed by Ansar al-Sunnah Army. Enzo Baldoni, Italian journalist. Reported killed Aug. 26, 2004; Islamic Army in Iraq had threatened his life. Murat Yuce of Turkey. Shot dead in video made public Aug. 2, 2004, by followers of al-Zarqawi. Raja Azad, 49, engineer, and Sajad Naeem, 29, driver, both Pakistani. Slain July 28, 2004. The Islamic Army in Iraq said they were killed because Pakistan was considering sending troops to Iraq. Georgi Lazov, 30, and Ivaylo Kepov, 32, Bulgarian truck drivers. Al-Zarqawi’s followers suspected of decapitating both men. Kim Sun-il, 33, South Korea translator. Beheaded June 22, 2004, by al-Zarqawi’s group. Hussein Ali Alyan, 26, Lebanese construction worker. Found shot to death June 12, 2004. Lebanon said his killers sought ransom. Fabrizio Quattrocchi, 35, Italian security guard. Killed April 14, 2004. An unknown group, the Green Battalion, claimed responsibility. Nicholas Berg, 26, businessman from West Chester, Pa. Kidnapped in April 2004 and beheaded by al-Zarqawi’s group. FREED OR ESCAPED: 40 Turks, 20 Lebanese, 20 Jordanians, 13 Chinese, 13 Egyptians, seven Sudanese, six Italians, five Japanese, five Chinese, five Americans, five French, four Indonesians, three Iranian, three Romanians, three Kenyans, three Czechs, three Indians, three Poles, two Macedonians, two Australians, two Filipinos, two Pakistanis, two Canadians, two Russians, a German, an Irish citizen, a Sri Lankan, a Bangladeshi, a Swede, a Syrian, a Nepalese, a Briton, a Somali, a Lebanese-Cypriot, a Syrian-Canadian, an Iraqi-American and an Arab Christian from Jerusalem. MISSING: U.S. Army Spc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, and Timothy Bell of Mobile, Ala. Disappeared April 9, 2004 after an attack on a fuel convoy. Arab television reported June 29, 2004 that Maupin had been killed; he is listed as missing by the U.S. military. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Police find cocaine, $10,000 in home

first_img Deputies also found a Palmdale High School literature textbook hollowed out into a hiding place. It was empty but had room enough for a gun or drugs. Deputies found a clip loaded with 9 mm bullets for a pistol, but were still looking for the gun it went to. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Rock cocaine with a street value of about $3,000 and more than $10,000 in cash were found in a home deputies searched Wednesday after getting a tip that it was receiving lots of suspicious visitors. Surveillance cameras watched the single-story tract home’s driveway, garage, front door and a safe where the money was found, deputies said. The rock cocaine, about 1 ounce, was found hidden inside pants hanging in a closet. “Basically, we got a tip. Someone called and said there was lots of activity at the house,” said Sgt. Kyle Bistline, the leader of Palmdale sheriff’s station’s Partners Against Crime unit. Arrested on suspicion of possession of rock cocaine for sale were Brandy Brunston, 24, a city Parks and Recreation program leader, and Michael Bridges, 24. Deputies said they were considering whether to seek child endangerment charges as well because three children, two under age 4, lived with them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Bridges and Brunston and their children had moved into the rented house on Jenna Lane about a month ago, Bistline said. Deputies got the tip about the suspicious visitors on Monday, investigated, got a search warrant and served it Wednesday morning. Bridges was arrested Wednesday after he drove away from the home. Brunston was arrested when she drove up as deputies were there, Bistline said. Wednesday’s arrest was Bridges’ third in two months. One was in January on suspicion of driving without a valid license and the second was Monday on suspicion of drug possession after deputies got the tip about his house. He was out on bail when he was arrested Wednesday. Deputies used a police dog to sniff out the drugs at the house. The cocaine was found inside a pair of jeans that had been slit open at a flap behind the zipper to form a hiding place. Ten or 20 other pants similarly modified were also found. Hiding the dope in the zipper flap makes it harder for a law-enforcement officer to find it in patting down a suspect, Bistline said. last_img read more

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Mayor remains council’s pick

first_img “It is more complicated than is being presented,” said Santa Clarita Planning Commissioner Diane Trautman. “This is not merely a title (change), it is a remodeling of city government. It asks the public to approve the shell of an idea before they know the issue.” Larry Mankin, president and chief executive officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce – speaking for himself, not the chamber – said the move sends a dangerous mixed message, “the wrong message.” Since the city was established in 1987, council members have rotated the mayor’s spot, with a few exceptions. Santa Clarita is run by a “city manager” type of government, where the council sets policy and the city manager oversees the city’s administration. Some saw the move as a slight against City Manager Ken Pulskamp, whose job performance was praised by Smyth and Weste. While some suggested holding town hall meetings to gauge the public’s support, Smyth said the ultimate town hall meeting is an election. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The Santa Clarita City Council will continue choosing the city’s mayor, killing a move by Councilman Frank Ferry to have voters decide if they want to elect their chief. In a 3-2 vote, the council rejected Ferry’s plan to let residents vote in 2008 on a measure to change the current system that has council members pick the mayor among themselves. Only Councilman Cameron Smyth supported the move, with current Mayor Laurene Weste and members Marcia McLain and Bob Kellar voting it down. “It’s going to be more divisive,” Kellar said of giving the voters the choice. “I think we would have a better city government. In a perfect world we would probably accomplish a little more for our citizens.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The council has vetoed three prior attempts since 1996 – one of those championed by Ferry – to put the question to voters. Ferry said voters should decide whether they want to directly elect a mayor. “We each have our own agenda, we each have our own vision,” he said. It’s that rationale that fuels concern for those who question the move. Opponents asked whether the mayor would have more power than today, if the post would cost taxpayers more money, if community members’ input would be blunted and if term limits would apply. last_img read more

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JOBS: FANCY A CAREER AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL?

first_imgTHE Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny is recruiting again after another record-breaking summer.The hotel needs a Full time & Part Time Receptionist.“We are expanding our reception and reservations team due to demand, which has consistently increased over the past 5 years,” says the hotel’s Carolynne Harrison. “We are heading into what most hotels would consider a quieter period, however, this is not the case for The Mount Errigal Hotel.  We have built very strong foundations in customer service and standards throughout the hotel, every area of the hotel has been renovated and refreshed in some shape or form.“Our level of repeat business is extremely high in comparison to the industry average.  We have a strategy of looking after our repeat guests and offering them the best possible rates with free upgrades to executive suites.“This summer we have again seen record highs in occupancy and RevPar.  We do attribute a lot of the success to the strong Sterling to euro exchange rate and of course, the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Carolynne says the Mount Errigal’s competitive & creative packages have worked very well and have built momentum each year. “We are passionate about customer service and we expect possible candidates to have the same passion.  Our guests initial welcome to the hotel is very important so we are seeking positive, bubbly people to join our current excellent team on the front desk,” she says.“We are seeking ambitious candidates who want to make a career in the hospitality industry, experience would be preferred in a similar role, however training will be provided.”If you think you have what it takes to join the busiest & one of the largest hotels in the North West of Ireland, send your cv to Laura Jackson, Reservations & Revenue Manager laura@mounterrigal.com JOBS: FANCY A CAREER AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL? was last modified: August 30th, 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:donegal jobsjobsMount Errigal Hotelreceptionistslast_img read more

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IRISH WATER MUST PRESERVE ICONIC ROADSIDE WATER PUMPS – COUNCILLOR

first_imgIrish Water has been called on to clearly state what it plans to do with the country’s many old traditional roadside water pumps, dozens of which can be found throughout Donegal.A traditional water pump in Mountcharles.Cllr John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh’s call for clarity comes as the mystery surrounding the future of our historic hand pumps under the patronage of the controversial utility company remains to be addressed.“The fact that what lies in store for our ancient roadside water pumps, many of which adorn communities the length and breadth of Ireland, is indeed very worrying. “Of course, while many of these old pumps have been superseded for water supply and have become largely redundant, they have quite rightly been retained as features in our localities and continue to provide character and charm to our parishes.”He asked will these iconic public water pumps be removed by Irish Water in anticipation of the government’s planned water charges?“These pumps, which are not only iconic and visually attractive, they are centuries old and form part of the built heritage of our towns and villages and need to be preserved.”In addition to his calls on Irish Water to clarify this matter, Cllr Ó Fearraigh slammed both Government parties – as well as the previous administration – for their part in the introduction of water charges. He also went on to urge everyone to attend this Wednesday’s Water Charge Protest in Dublin, which it’s expected will coincide with a Sinn Féin tabled motion of No Confidence in the Taoiseach.“Fine Gael and Labour must start listening to the people – nothing short of the complete scrapping of water charges will satisfy protestors.”“And it’s important that we mustn’t forget that it was under the previous Fianna Fáil/Green party government that water charges were first proposed; this means that they cannot simply distance themselves from these unjust charges either.”“I would encourage everyone who can make it out to attend this Wednesday’s Protest to do so as it will be a hugely important event: while thousands of people will be taking part in the demonstration against Water charges outside Leinster House on Wednesday, inside Dáil Éireann TDs will vote on a Sinn Féin tabled motion of No Confidence in the Taoiseach.”“Through people power and through us all standing together this Wednesday, the people have the chance to send central Government a clear message that we do not support their plans to introduce these charges.” IRISH WATER MUST PRESERVE ICONIC ROADSIDE WATER PUMPS – COUNCILLOR was last modified: December 8th, 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:Cllr Sheamais O Fearraighwater pumplast_img read more

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TOP SCI-FEST AWARD FOR MULROY TY STUDENTS

first_imgMurloy College Transition Year students Dylan Mc Bride and Conor Bradley had great success in the Scifest STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition in Letterkenny Insititute of Technology. Not only did they win the Life Science Award for the Senior / Intermediate category, they also scooped The Science Foundation of Ireland Best Project Award.Their project involved the incubation of chicks to investigate if a chicken’s breed affects the hatch rate and fertility of the chicks. It is known that all birds have different incubation periods for egg hatching. They will now work on the project and will participate in a national final competition on 11 November 2016. Participants in the national final will compete for the SciFest 2016 Grand Award.This award consists of a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student(s) and their mentor to represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California in May 2017.After receiving the award, their teacher Aisling Mc Ateer, commented, “This was a very deserving award for all effort that the students put into it over the year. Both Conor and Dylan have an exceptional interest in poultry, and their knowledge was highly commended by all of the six judges.” Dylan and Conor both said as they left the LYIT, ” that we going home to plan the next step in the project, we will have the summer to work on it. We are delighted, and wish to thank all in Mulroy College for the support that we have been given.”TOP SCI-FEST AWARD FOR MULROY TY STUDENTS was last modified: May 16th, 2016 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

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DONEGAL PAEDOPHILE JAILED FOR FAILING TO GIVE ADDRESS TO GARDAI

first_imgA CONVICTED sex offender at the centre of a massive Donegal investigation has been sentenced to nine-months in prison by Judge Eamon O’Brien at Limerick District Court, after he failed to notify gardai of his address within seven days of his release from prison.In July 2010, Leo Forde, 28, with an address in Laghey Road, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 2003.Forde was the fifth person to be convicted of sex crimes against the girl, who was assaulted by the now 28-year-old three times at school shed when he was 19 and she was 13. Donegal Circuit Court suspended the last year of the sentence, and Forde was released on Christmas week in December of last year.Prior to his conviction, Forde was a maintenance worker at a Limerick apartment block but had since lost his job.Gardai arrested Forde in Limerick on December 31 last after he was detained by security staff in Dunnes on Harvey’s Quay for the theft of a box of Budweiser worth €18.He was also charged with the theft of a bottle of wine at a Spar store on Henry Street, three days earlier.Evidence was given that Forde, with an new address in Limerick city centre, gave gardai a false name during his arrest for the alcohol thefts.Forde failed to inform gardai of his address within seven days of his release from prison.Ted McCarthy, solicitor for the accused, told the court that his client had difficulty in registering as he did not have a permanent address, and the compliance to register under legislation could not be done if “you were of no fixed abode”.“This is where my client had difficulty, but he did, and has complied with the requirements, and in fact, registered an address within 10 days and has been compliant ever since”.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard that the maximum sentence upon conviction for the breach of the section 12 requirements of a registered sex offender was a fine not exceeding €5,000 or 12 months imprisonment, or both.In the matters of the thefts, the court heard that the goods had been recovered.Forde was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for a period of two years, and bound to the peace for two years.DONEGAL PAEDOPHILE JAILED FOR FAILING TO GIVE ADDRESS TO GARDAI 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 PAEDOPHILE JAILED FOR FAILING TO GIVE ADDRESS TO GARDAlast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000

first_imgA young woman ho suffered a burn injury when a hot water bottle in her bed split open has been awarded €65,000 damages.Ann Marie McGee (25), Meenlaragh, Letterkenny, was aged 15 when the incident occurred 10 years ago in her home.She told the High Court yesterday she still cannot wear high heels, had to give up playing football and could not sit her mock Junior Cert exams immediately after the incident. “It was very painful. I had to keep my foot in a basin of cold water all night,” she said.She said she had to go to hospital and the skin on her left foot had bubbled up.She later developed septicaemia on the foot and could not wear socks or shoes for two months after the incident.Ms McGee said she has been left with a permanent scar and is conscious of that.“ I still can’t wear heels. The rim of the shoe catches on the burn,” she said.When the case was called yesterday before Ms Justice Mary Irvine, Richard Lyons SC, for Ms McGee, said she had settled her case against Siopa Niall Ruaidh Teoranta trading as Mace Supermarket, Gortahork, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, and the matter before the court was against wholesale distributor Peter McCallig, trading as McCallig Brothers, Mount Street, Claremorris, Co Mayo, for assessment of damages only.Counsel said proceedings against the importer and supplier of the hot water bottle could be struck out.It was claimed Ms McGee’s mother bought the hot water bottle in December 2001.On February 4th, 2002, Ms McGee placed the hot water bottle in her bed.She claimed she got into bed and placed her left foot beneath the bottle, which spilt, and the contents poured on to her foot.It was claimed the incident occurred as a result of negligence and breach of duty of the defendants, but they denied those claims.Ms Justice Irvine, who examined the scar on Ms McGee’s foot in her private chambers, said the young woman had suffered excruciating pain when the hot water bottle split open.DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000 was last modified: May 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:Ann Marie McGeeHIGH COURThot water bottlelast_img read more

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Georginio Wijnaldum insists Liverpool will learn from mistakes for next season

first_img The Reds have struggled against teams in the lower half of the table 1 Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is taking nothing for granted ahead of a crucial trip to West Ham but admits the mistakes they have made will not be repeated next season.The Reds’ league defeats this campaign have come against Burnley, Bournemouth, Swansea, Hull, Leicester, Crystal Palace – all teams who were in the lower half of the table when they played them.Those dropped 18 points look increasingly significant as Jurgen Klopp’s side head into the final two matches needing two wins to guarantee Champions League football next season.It is all the more frustrating because the Reds boast the best record against their top-six rivals but their place in the top four is now under serious threat from Arsenal and Manchester United, respectively four and five points behind with one match apiece in hand.Life has become far more difficult than it needed to be, with an unlikely title challenge foundering after a dreadful January, but Wijnaldum is confident it will all prove useful for next season.“In a year you can learn a lot,” said the Holland midfielder.“We are going to learn from the mistakes we made this season and we are going to take it to next season. It’s not going to happen to us again.”A trip to West Ham, a team Liverpool have not beaten in their last five meetings and who effectively ended Tottenham’s title challenge a week ago, poses another challenge for them.And with the recent defeat to Palace and the dire goalless draw against Southampton last weekend, Wijnaldum does not have to look too far for the warning signs.“Every opponent in the Premier League is a warning,” he added.“You saw with us. We played against Crystal Palace and we lost.“It doesn’t matter who you play – you can win against anyone, you can lose against anyone.“That is why I say I’m not really busy with winning a game, but more busy with a good performance.“If you are busy with a good performance, something you can control, then the chance to win the game is much bigger. That is the way I’m thinking.”last_img read more

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10 reported transfers between Premier League teams, including Kane to Man United

first_imgThe latest shock transfer rumour has linked Harry Kane with a mega-money move to Manchester United.The Tottenham striker is admired by Jose Mourinho, who wants to bring him to Old Trafford no matter the cost.Spurs have no desire to sell their club hero, but United are reportedly going to test the water with a bid of around £100 million.Should this move go through, it could be just one of many transfers involving two Premier League teams.talkSPORT take a look at 10 potential deals which would see a player switch one English top flight club for another this summer.You can see them all by clicking the right arrow, above… Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea City to Everton – Swansea have rejected a £27m bid from Everton for Iceland playmaker Sigurdsson, but are expected to return for the 27-year-old before the end of the transfer window. Sigurdsson himself is reportedly keen to be playing European football, though he has made it clear he is not desperate to leave and will only go if a ‘substantial offer’ is made. 10 10 10 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Arsenal to Liverpool or Chelsea – Arsenal want to keep ahold of Oxlade-Chamberlain and plan to tie him to a new deal amid interest from Liverpool and Chelsea. He has entered the final year of his existing contract, and is said to be considering his future at the Emirates as he continues to struggle to guarantee himself a place in Arsene Wenger’s first-team. The 23-year-old is a known target for Arsenal’s two rivals, and the Gunners could be forced to sell if Oxlade-Chamberlain refuses to pen a new deal. Ross Barkley: Everton to Tottenham Hotspur – Barkley has made it clear he wants to leave Everton ahead of next year’s World Cup so he can play regular first-team football and work his way back into the England squad. His departure from Goodison Park appears to have been coming for a while now, and Tottenham are known admirers of the 23-year-old midfielder. Everton are reportedly asking for £50m for Barkley, despite the fact he has just one year left on his contract, and it seems that obscene valuation is the only thing preventing a move away from Merseyside. 10 Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United – Jose Mourinho has urged United chiefs to go all out to sign Tottenham star Kane, with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo now unlikely. Spurs have made it clear they don’t intend to sell their iconic forward, though the Mirror suggests a mega-money bid could tempt Daniel Levy. A £100m offer has been rumoured, with Mourinho willing to pay whatever it takes to bring Kane to Old Trafford. Click the right arrow to see nine other players who could leave one Premier League side for another… 10 10 Michael Keane: Burnley to Everton – Keane was wanted by Manchester United before they signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica, but now it appears Everton are frontrunners for the Burnley centre-back. Ronald Koeman has had a long-term interest in the 24-year-old, and money is no issue for the Toffees despite Burnley’s high valuation of their star defender. Clarets striker Andre Gray is also on Koeman’s transfer wish list. 10 Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City – Pep Guardiola has been hoping to complete a deal for Spurs full-back Walker for a number of weeks, and the latest reports imply Walker will be a City player within a fortnight. The deal is being held up due to disagreements about the fee, with Daniel Levy wanting £50m and City still far from matching that valuation. However, the Mirror report a compromise should be met for the 27-year-old, and Mauricio Pochettino wants the deal completed quickly so he can move for a replacement as soon as possible. 10 Nathan Ake: Chelsea to Bournemouth – Ake spent half of last season on loan at Bournemouth, and reports indicate the Netherlands international is close to completing a £20m transfer to the south coast on a permanent basis. The Cherries had wanted to sign John Terry but seem unable to complete that deal, so have made a move for the versatile 22-year-old instead. Ake is set to sign a deal with Eddie Howe’s side when he returns from holiday in July, despite other clubs interested in securing his services. 10 Anthony Martial: Manchester United to Arsenal – Should Arsenal fail to sign Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, Arsene Wenger will turn his attentions to Martial. The north London club are willing to pay £40m for the France forward, whose future at Old Trafford looks uncertain following a largely disappointing season under Jose Mourinho. Mourinho may not willingly sanction the sale of Martial to a team managed by Wenger, and the Mail suggest the French coach will ask for the transfer to be dealt with at board level to overcome the fractious relationship shared by the two managers. 10 Virgil van Dijk: Southampton to Liverpool or Chelsea – Despite Liverpool’s backtracking over Van Dijk earlier in the summer, and insisting they have dropped their interest in the Dutch defender, reports claims Jurgen Klopp still wants to bring him to Anfield this summer. Chelsea are expected to submit a £60m offer for Van Dijk, but the Blues are aware he would prefer a move to Liverpool. Should Chelsea make their bid, it is expected the Reds will formalise their interest and make an official approach. Olivier Giroud: Arsenal to Everton or West Ham – Arsenal striker Giroud looks to be on his way out of the Emirates this summer, with clubs in France and England tracking the forward. Premier League sides Everton and West Ham are both looking to sign Giroud, with the former needing a replacement for Romelu Lukaku and the latter keen to finally secure a striker after a miserable, years-long hunt for a goalscorer. last_img read more

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Convoy man avoids driving ban after three injured in incident

first_imgA Convoy man convicted of the unauthorised taking of a mechanically propelled vehicle from a premises in Killygordon has escaped a driving ban.Wade Carson (23) of 41 Townparks Convoy, was before Letterkenny District Court having been charged with the unauthorised taking of an MPV from Cavan Lower, Killygordon on November 3, 2016. Carson also faced charges of dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a driving licence on November 4, 2016.Judge Paul Kelly placed Carson on a 12-month probation supervision bond of €250 and ordered him to enter into a driving course.Judge Kelly said he was not applying a two-year disqualification upon Carson following an incident that saw three people, including Carson, injured.He fined the defendant €200, giving him four months to pay.Recognisance in the event of an appeal was set on Carson’s own bond of €400.Convoy man avoids driving ban after three injured in incident was last modified: June 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:convoyJudge Paul KellyKillygordonLetterkenny District CourtWade Carsonlast_img read more

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UPDATED: ST EUNAN’S WIN BOUNDARY DISPUTE CASE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: ST Eunan’s GAA club has won its appeal against a decision to split Letterkenny into two different catchment areas based on parish boundaries.The Ulster Appeals Council decision was relayed to club members this evening.Donegal’s GAA clubs had voted on November 7th by 40 to 36 to accept that no pre-existing agreement existed between St Eunan’s and Letterkenny Gaels As a result, the Gaels had the Aughaninshin part of the town declared as their club’s catchment area.That left St Eunan’s with Conwal and Leck part of the town only.St Eunan’s appealed the decision of the county clubs to the Ulster Council of the GAA.And that body has ruled that there WAS a pre-existing agreement between both clubs that Letterkenny would not be divided and that each club could draw players from throughout the town and both parishes in the town. It remains to be seen whether or not the Gaels will now go down the appeal route.A St Eunan’s spokesman told donegaldaily.com: “St. Eunan’s GAA Club are pleased that our appeal against the recent County Committee decision was upheld.“Hopefully the matter of Boundaries in Letterkenny can now be put behind us and the club can continue to focus on the development of Gaelic Games in the town. Our club will work with all interested parties to further these aims.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe 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/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comUPDATED: ST EUNAN’S WIN BOUNDARY DISPUTE CASE was last modified: November 29th, 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:appeal wonLetterkenny GaelsSt Eunanslast_img read more

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LAGAN HARPS REACH FINAL OF FAI UNDER 14 CHALLENGE CUP

first_imgLagan Harps FC are celebrating this evening after their Under 14 Girls team booked their place in the FAI Umbro National Under 14 Challenge Cup final after they overcame Freebooters FC(Kilkenny)on penalties at Orchard Park, Manorcunningham.In front of a large crowd and played in perfect conditions Lagan had the upper hand in the first half but found themselves a goal down going in at the break. Freebooters striker Lauren Valentine with a simple tap in on 32 minutes. But to Lagan’s credit they never threw in the towel are were rewarded with an equaliser midway through the second half thanks to a goal from Orla Friel.Both teams pushed for a winner but to no avail and after extra time also couldn’t separate the teams it was down to a penalty shoot out were the home side managed by Brid McGinty advanced to play either Shelbourne FC(Dublin)or Gurteen Celtic(Sligo) in the final.Lagan, who have won the Donegal Under 14 League and Cup, will be hoping for a treble in a few weeks time.  Lagan Harps: Emma Toye, Aine Deasley, Zoe Greene, Lauren McElwaine, Simona Gibbons, Zoe McGlynn, Lianne Boyce, Ciara Brogan, Ava Duncan, Erin Coll, Orla Friel. Subs: Chelsea Gillespie, Ciara Duffy, Shania McElhinney. Referee: Marty McGarrigalAssistants: Brian O’Kane and Barry Hunter LAGAN HARPS REACH FINAL OF FAI UNDER 14 CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 15th, 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:Lagan HarpsUNDER 14 FAI CHALLENGE CUPlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES

first_imgMINOR BOARD AGMThe Minor Board AGM will take place Thur 6th Dec at 8.30pm. All coaches/trainers are asked to attend. Anyone who is interested in coaching or helping out with any underage team is more than welcome to attend. Anyone who wishes to add anything to the agenda please contact Alan Martin 0861723899 MINI STRICTLY COME DANCINGThe Mini Strictly will be held in The Villa Rose on Dec7th. Tickets are available from any committee member.Please come along and support the boys and girls as they strut their stuff. SENIOR FOOTBALL MANAGER.CLG Sean Mac Cumhaill are seeking to fill the position of Senior Football team Manager for the 2013 season.Any interested parties please forward their details to club secretary Peter Moloney by post to Peter Moloney ,Secretary Sean Maccumhaill GAA ,Dunwiley ,Stranorlar Ballybofey or email pvmoloneytiling@eircom.net no later than Monday December 10.CHRISTMAS ADULTS HANDBALL DOUBLES COMPETITIONCalling all past and present, young and not so young handballers. Work off some of those Christmas pounds with our handball competition on Fri 28th and Sat 29th Dec in Mac Cumhaills Gaa Centre.€5 entry per person. Teams/Fixtures will be annouced on Fri 21 Dec. Closing date for entries is 14th Dec. All proceeds will go to The Donegal Sports Partnership -Sports Inclusion Programme. Contact Avril 086 3394306 or Mark 086 33943063G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTO There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 1,16,26 and 29There were 2 match 3 winners.Angela Dunnion and Mary Mc Hugh. Each receives €75€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100 €5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €2500 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in Vi this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 3rd, 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:Sean MacCumhaills GAA Club noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LAST CHANCE FOR MEMBERS TO REGISTER WITH ST EUNAN’S

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 17.02.14In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentrePlease note that Traffic Restrictions will be in place the day of the Donegal v Monaghan game on Sunday week, March 2nd. The road out from the bottom of the Back / Convent Rd. will be closed from 12:30pm. There will be a Park & Ride system in place and patrons are advised to park in the various Car Parks around Letterkenny with Shuttle Buses running from The Station House Hotel to and from O’Donnell Park. Traffic coming in from the Glenswilly side will be turned by Gardai and faced back out before parking up. We will be taking a list of Stewards for the weekend, Charlie McAteer is currently not available however you can text him with your name between this Sunday (Feb. 23rd) and Tuesday (Feb. 25th) as only those that have registered to steward will be granted access on the day. Please note that if you are volunteering to Steward, you must also help with the clean-up operation after wards. I will send an e-mail and post on Facebook on Sunday with Charlie’s number – please do not text until Sunday.There is no Girls U14 Training on this Thursday, Feb. 20th, it will return next week (27th).The Minor Board are meeting tonight in the clubhouse, all managers are asked to bring any gear and / or equipment they have to hand over and to bring a list of any requirements for the upcoming season.There will be another Membership Registration for 2014 this Saturday, Feb. 22nd in the Clubhouse between 12 noon and 2pm. All players need to come out and get registered as this is our 3rd Registration session and still less than half our members have registered. All managers are asked to text their players to remind them asap. There is a new Child Protection Module taking place on Friday 28th of February in the Clubhouse and it is compulsory for anyone that is working with underage players if you haven’t done a child protection course within the last 3 years. Places are limited to 20, please contact Pauric Daly to confirm your attendance at: pbdaly@eircom.net.Ádh mór ar na hiomaitheoirí go léir as an chlub a bhéas ag glacadh páirt i Scór Sinsir i nGort a’ Choirce ag an deireadh seachtine. Beidh an chlub ag glacadh páirt san aithriseoireacht, Grúpa Bailéad agus tráth na gceisteanna. Le cois sin beidh an chlub ag glacadh páirt i dTráth na gCeist Bord oíche Aoine.Contact Paul McGovern (paulmagoo@eircom.net) ASAP to book your slot on the Training pitch for the coming season. The pitch is only currently open to those that have games coming up in the next month or so.There is no Girls U14 Training in Game on this Thursday (20th Feb). It will return next week (27th) at 6:50pm.Girls U16 Football training continues every Wed in Game On after being cancelled last week because of the bad weather. It is on between 6:50pm and 8pm. Cost is €3 per week. The Hurling & Camogie Academy is up and running again on Friday evenings and takes place in Game On at the following times: U12’s Hurling is 5:30pm – 6:30pmU6/ U8 / U10’s are on 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Cost is €3.U12 & U14 Camogie takes place in Game On on Tuesdays between 6pm and 7pm. We are looking for new members to take up Camogie. Contact Joe Kealy for more details. Cost is €3 per night.The Minor Football League (boys) is scheduled to start on Sunday, March 2nd. With the U14’s beginning the following week. There are details of the new Football rules on the club Facebook page and all managers and players are advised to make themselves familiar with them. They were also sent by club e-mail.There were 8 winners that matched 3 numbers and they win €15 each. The numbers drawn were: 4-5-7-21. Alma Kavanagh, The Grange; John Ellison , Rowan Park; Padraig Mac Ionthair, Plunkett O Boyle Terrace; Nichola Harvey, Keenaghan (All card); John Timoney, Ballymacool; MP O Donnell, 8 The Grange; Kevin Brown and Liam Crossan (All Adrian). Next week’s jackpot €1,100.GAA NEWS: LAST CHANCE FOR MEMBERS TO REGISTER WITH ST EUNAN’S was last modified: February 19th, 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:st eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: ULSTER CUP CAPTAIN CHARLIE COUGHLAN WINS AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NotesMonday 11th saw the Cat 4 members playing for Catherine Cooke-Harkin’s Lady Captain’s Prize and taking top honour was John Henderson, runaway winner with 25pts over 11 holes. In runner-up spot was Hugh Kelly with 22pts.Wed. 13th Open, sponsored by David Johnston, was won by centenary year captain Henry Mc Cahey [13] returning a grand total of 45pts. Starting with a “blank” at first hole and a double bogey at ninth, scores did not look prosperous for Henry until he registered a birdie at 11th and finished with another birdie at 18th to shoot a one under par gross 35 on back nine, the equivalent of 25pts.In second place was Joe Brown [18] who, while recording a massive 24pts on front nine, faltered with back-to-back double bogeys at 15th & 16th to finish on 43pts.In third place was Dessie Ferry [10] continuing a streak of good form of late who, despite a bogey at 1st, recorded birdies at 2nd and 7th for a 40pt finish and in fourth place was the ever present Kevin Hannigan [8] scoring birdies at 10th, 11th and 16th, but a lapse at 18th cost him dearly.The Cat 4 winner was James Durning [23] with 36pts and picking up the visitors prize was Ivan Morton [12] with 37pts. Sat. 16th competition was a late start for members following the successful Lady Captain’s Day [Catherine Cooke-Harkin] to whom congratulations are forwarded from all the male club members.Coming to the fore in the afternoon sunshine was the club’s very popular Ulster Cup team captain Charlie Coughlan [12].Charlie, just returning from knee surgery, required a BOT to take top spot following back-to-back “blanks” at 6th & 7th, but Charlie’s tenatiousness had him record follow-up birdies at 8th & 18th for a 37pt. total.Giving him a close run was the club’s house convenor Enda Mannion [13] who, despite a great start with a birdie at 1st, blew his chances of an outright win with a double bogey at 6th and a “blank” at 18th.Sunday 17th confined was won by eleven handicapper Peter Muldoon. Despite three “blanks” on front nine, Peter’s birdie at 15th gave him an inward nine of 20pts and an overall winning score of 39pts.Taking runners-up spot was present captain Tom Mc Donagh [20] with 38pts on BOT from Emmet O’Donnell [21].Mon 18th had the club host the Lady Captain’s prize to Juniors and taking top honour was Ronan Daly [21]. Second place was won by Cian Harkin [13] and in third place was Eoghan Harkin [25]. Cat. 4. Prize was won by Darragh Mc Grath and best gross was the ever-present Jack Patton [5].The club’s under 16 boys team did us proud over the weekend by beating Ballyliffin in the semi final of the Donegal League. The match finished 3-3 overall, but letterkenny won by 5 holes and now await the winners of Donegal GC or Gweedore in the final. Congratulations to all involved and every success in the final.Dates for the Diary:Mr. Barry Ramsay’s President’s Day on Saturday 30th August.Junior prizegiving for the 2014 season will be held in the club on Sunday 7th September. There will be a junior scramble earlier in the day over 9 holes with food and soft drinks in the clubhouse afterwards.GOLF NEWS: ULSTER CUP CAPTAIN CHARLIE COUGHLAN WINS AT BARNHILL was last modified: August 19th, 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:BarnhillCharlie CoughlangolfNoticesSportUlster Cuplast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS – “SUCCESS OF MINORS WILL BENEFIT SENIOR TEAM”

first_imgJim McGuinness has said the success the Donegal Minor team are currently enjoying under the stewardship of Declan Bonner will benefit the Donegal Senior team in the long run.On Sunday, Bonner will lead his side out on to Croke Park to face Dublin at 1.30pm in what is a curtain raiser to the senior match which starts at 3.30pm. The Donegal minors won the Ulster title in utterly convincing fashion over Armagh, and have been impressive all year.A number of players have caught the eye, and McGuinness reckons he could take four of the current panel into his senior ranks right away.McGuinness admitted his policy since he became manager was to take the best minor every year, which every year happened to be the captain of the minors.However, he’s admitted that he could take at least four players from this current crop of talented players. He also said the importance of winning an Ulster Title at minor level will also do so much to develop the players as they progress to U21 and Senior level.To watch the video simply click play and enjoy.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS – “SUCCESS OF MINORS WILL BENEFIT SENIOR TEAM” was last modified: August 29th, 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:DDTVdonegaldublinJim McGuinnessMinorsnewsSportlast_img read more

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RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL: RODGERS WONDER STRIKE SENDS DUNGLOE THROUGH

first_imgA late wonder-goal from Donal Rodgers sent Dungloe reserves into the championship semi-final.Dungloe midfielder Donal Rodgers scored a late wonder-strike to send Dungloe reserves through to the semi-final of the championship.Glenties led by two points as the clock ticked towards the final whistle, but brilliant play from Ryan Greene created the opportunity and he laid to ball to Rodgers who expertly dispatched his effort.Rodgers was outstanding throughout, and he showed brilliant composure to blast the ball into the top corner past the helpless Glenties keeper. It was a brilliant game of football, that ebbed and flowed throughout, and the and large crowd in attendance got their money’s worth.In an era of blanket defences and defensive tactics the norm, it was refreshing to see two teams go head-to-head with each other in an old fashioned type game which resulted in a high scoring contest.Brendan McGarvey and Ryan Greene also found the net for Dungloe, but Dungloe had good performances all over the pitch with Robert Wehrley, Jamie Sweeney and James Boyle impressing for Dungloe.While the introduction of Mark Boyle just before half-time also boosted Dessie Gallagher’s side. Naomh Conaill played their part in what was an enthralling contest, with a number of their players performing well throughout the match.But it was the match winner Donal Rodgers who was the difference between the sides, and the popular dark haired lothario will be the toast of Dungloe tonight.Final score – Dungloe 3-10 Naomh Conaill 2-12 RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL: RODGERS WONDER STRIKE SENDS DUNGLOE THROUGH was last modified: October 19th, 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:Donal RodgersDonegal Reserve championshipdungloeGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS DEFEAT GLENFIN IN LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News: Well done to the Minor Boys who opened their league campaign with a 2-11 to 3-05 victory over Glenfin.Minor Hurling Training Continues every Tuesday at 5pm. Congratulations to Eamonn Doherty and the Donegal Team on their one point victory over Cork in the National League on Sunday last. Attention now turns to Monaghan whom we will host in O’Donnell Park on Sunday coming, throw in 2pm.Renovation work continues in the Clubhouse in preparation for the big game this Sunday and we will be open before and after the game. Keep an eye on Facebook for pictorial updates of the great work being carried out.There will then be a grand re-opening of the Clubhouse on St. Patrick’s Day as we host a day of Celebration and Culture with local artists. The night will also mark the end of Seachtain na Gaeilge. The timetable of events for the day is as follows:Doors open 1.30pm All Ireland Club Finals live on TV.Music form 6 to 8pm.Traditional music/Oíche Ghaelach from 8pm to 12pm featuring singers, dancers musicians and comedy.Official re-opening ceremony on the evening will be performed by Club stalwart Mr. Adrian Shields.Entry to this event is free and everyone is welcome to come along and anyone who wishes to perform on the evening will be most welcome. For more information or if any musicians etc. want to join in, please contact Fergus McGee on 086 8544445.Preparations are continuing for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our parade committee have put in a huge effort in preparing our entry so please come out and support. Anyone intending to march with the Club is asked to meet at Tobin’s on the Port Road at 1pm ahead of the parade.The Topaz Cash For Clubs initiative continues so don’t forget to stamp the St. Eunan’s card every time you refuel at Tobin’s on the Port Road or to collect your stamps from any other Topaz outlet.Anyone who wishes to have anything included in the weekly notes, please email gareth.mcglynn@hotmail.com before 9pm on a Monday evening. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS DEFEAT GLENFIN IN LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: March 3rd, 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MALIN SUFFER NARROW DEFEAT TO GLENSWILLY

first_imgMalin GAA News: ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin were defeated by Glenswilly at the weekend on a scoreline Glenswilly 1-09 Malin 0-09. Malin team and scorers: Daniel Mullarkey, John Gerard McLaughlin, James Gallagher, Michael McLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Collins, Kieron McColgan, Niall McLaughlin, Stephen McLaughlin, Brendan McLaughlin, Gary Farren, Seamus Doherty (0-01), Matthew Byrne (0-05), Dan McDaid (0-03). Subs used: John C Doherty for Gary Collins and Christopher McLaughlin for Paul McLaughlin.Malin reserves were also defeated on a scoreline of Glenswilly 1-10 Malin reserves 1-04. The Malin team was Declan Lafferty, Aidan Bambrick, Terence McLaughlin, Thomas McLaughlin, Conor Byrne, Darragh McLaughlin (1-00) Connor McColgan, Matthew Crampsie, Christopher McLaughlin (0-04), Christopher Doherty, Stephen Doherty, Noel McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Lochlainn Byrne and Jonathan McCarron. Subs used were Conor Farren for Terence McLaughlin, Paco McLaughlin for Lochlainn Byrne, Terence McLaughlin for Aidan Bambrick and Lee McDaid for Jonathan McCarron.Malin seniors and reserves will be playing at home next Sunday against Ardara at 1.30pm and 3.00pm. All support welcome. LADIESThe ladies played at home on Sunday and lost out to Termon B. The team on the day was Marion Collins, Jennifer McLaughlin, Marion O Donnell, Aoife Bell, Catherine Smyth, Annmarie Coffee, Maureen Collins, Linda McColgan, Joanne McKinney, Aoife McColgan, Chelsea Stephens, Mariah Dohery and Megan Doherty. Subs used were Eimear Lafferty and Shauna McLaughlin.MINORSThe minors were defeated by Gaoth Dobhair last week on a scoreline 3-10 to 1-05. The scoreline was harsh on Malin who put in an excellent performance against a team with seven county minor panelists. The Malin minors are through to the Inishowen A final against Moville on Friday night in Carndonagh at 7.00pm. The team managed by Patrick Collins with the help of John McLaughlin (r), Paul Gallagher and Neil McGilloway have played well all year and the majority of the team are heavily involved in our senior and reserve panels. The squad is Callum Doherty, Conor Kelly, Peter Doherty, Ryan Doherty, Jonathan McLaughlin, Connor McColgan, Aidan Bambrick, Andrew Mullin, Ciaran Doherty, Cormac Cullinan, Dan McGonagle, Christopher Doherty, Joseph Doherty, Conor McGeogeghan, Aran McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Christopher McLaughlin, Lee McDaid, Daniel Houghton Ruairi McCarron, Fergal Monagle and Jordan McLaughlin. The club would urge as many supporters to come out and support this team on Friday night.UNDERAGEThe under 12 played are at home to Burt at 6.30 on Tuesday. In the Darren Downey and Gary Mc Laughlin Northern Board under 16 league on Friday night Malin had a hard earned win away to Moville. A man of the match performance by stand in goalkeeper Joe Doherty (Hegarty) was the key difference between the two teams in the end. Joe replaced goalkeeper Callum Harley as he was injured during the warm-up. Joe Doherty’s excellent skills denied Moville time after time in the first half the goal their attacking play deserved. Malin’s forward line and midfield continued to find their target with ease giving them a cushion at half time of 3-8 to 1-5. The Malin goals came from corner forward Andrew Mc Daid (1-1) and midfielder Ciarán Doherty JR (2 -0) both of which came from runs from within his own half. Points were scored by Ciarán Doherty (D) (0-3), Conor Mc Geoghegan (0-2), Joe Doherty PM (0-1) and Seán O Neill (0-1). The second half was a tight affair with the home side dominating for long periods and gradually reducing Malin’s lead but two points from midfielder Daniel Houten midway through the half, one from Conór Bambrick and a pointed free from Joe Doherty (PM) prevented Moville from bridging the gap and Malin held on to record a two point win. Best for Malin were Joe Doherty (H), Robert Boggs, Séan O’Neill, Ciarán Doherty (JR), Daniel Houten had a good second half and the three inside forwards performed well throughout. Final score 3-12 to 1-16. Team – Joe Doherty(H), Robert Boggs, Cormac Cullinane, Keelin White, Sean Byrne, Conor Gallagher, Conor Bambrick (0-1), Ciarán Doherty(JR)(2-0), Daniel Houten (0-2), Seán O’ Neill (0-1), Ciarán Doherty(D) (0-3), Conor Mc Geoghegan(0-2), Andrew Mc Daid (1-1), Joe Doherty(PM) (0-2), Jack Mc Laughlin(F). Subs Conor Quigley for Keelin White (30 min); Pádraig Mc Carron for Jack Fildara (37 min); Nathan Kelly for Conor Bambrick (45 min); Jason Mullarkey and Callum Harley. The U14 girls are playing at home on Tuesday at 5 o clock.TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15 U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1200. Sequence drawn was 3-6-1-2-5-4-7. €50 winner was Pauline McColgan, Lematuder,Glengad. The €20 seller prize went to the McLaughlin family (Billy). Next week’s jackpot is €1250.FINALLYThe club would like to congratulate Fran and Paul Monagle on the birth of their daughter Muireann Rose. Also congratulations to Ann Lafferty and Patrick Donaghey on their wedding day,all the best for the future.GAA NEWS: MALIN SUFFER NARROW DEFEAT TO GLENSWILLY was last modified: April 20th, 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: GWEEDORE CELTIC IN RAMPANT FORM AS THEY HIT CAPPRY FOR FOUR

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES  21/09/2015CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 2, 6, 8, 20. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Ross Doherty, Dooish.Next weeks jackpot is €3450.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers 1-4 Gweedore CelticGweedore Celtic went away with the three points from Cappry Park when they had a 4-1 victory over Cappry Rovers in an entertaining game.In the 1st half both teams played some good football with both teams creating chances.Cappry took the lead in the 33rd minute when the Gweedore keeper could only parry a shot from Aaron Kelly and the ball fell to Stephen Carr who drilled it to the net from ten yards.The visitors went in search of the equaliser and were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty in the 36th minute for a tackle in the box and Shane Porter scored from the spot.Both teams created numerous chances after this but to no avail. They went in at the break 1-1.Gweedore went in front in the 46th minute when a shot was parried by Eoin Gallen and it fell to Jay Dee and he scored from close range.There was more trouble for Cappry in the 55th minute when Jamie Boyle scored to the bottom of the net with a shot.Tommy Diver scored Gweedores 4th goal in the 67th with a header following a free kick.Cappry pushed forward looking to get goals back  but to no avail.Team Performance from Cappry.Shane Porter and Ryan Kelly were best for Gweedore.Cappry are back in action next week in the FAI Junior Cup when they entertain Cavan Celtic at the earlier time of 1.30pm, Cappry Park. Come up and support the lads and you might even get a cup of tea and a biscuit!!Training in Cappry Park on Wednesday evening from 7pm.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESMilford United Reserves 1-1 Cappry Rovers ReservesCappry travelled to Moyle View Park for their 1st away game of the season in the league. In the 5th minute they grabbed the lead when the Milford goalkeepers clearance landed straight to Conor Laverty who made no mistake in slotting the ball low into the bottom corner of the net. Unfortunately Cappry couldn’t capitalise on their lead and allowed Milford back into the game. After a good move down the right in the 35th minute Milford got back on level terms. It stayed like that until half time. Both teams had a chance to win it in the 2nd half but to no avail. On the balance of play, a draw was probably a fair result. Team efforts from both teams.Next week the lads make the short trip to our neighbours in the Curragh. The game is scheduled to be played on Friday evening with a 7.30pm kick off.Come and offer your support to the lads.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U16’sCappry Crusaders played their 1st home game of the season on Sunday morning when they played Ballyraine Celtic. Cappry were under a lot of pressure in the 1st half but our back line played very well and our stand in goalkeeper, Jack Marley, pulled of some great saves. Unfortunately 5 minutes from half time Ballyraine broke the deadlock and managed to get 3 quick goals before the break. In the 2nd half Cappry came out and attacked a bit more and were unfortunate not to get a bit more from the game. Conor McCormack felt a bit unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when he and many others felt that the keeper dropped his free kick over the line. The referee didn’t agree and they had to battle on. In the 60th minute Darren Marley broke up field and eventually got the goal that they so badly deserved. Ballyraine probably feel they deserved the win but Cappry also feel we should have got at least a point. Final score, Cappry Crusaders 1-3 Ballyraine Celtic.Next weekend they face a tricky away trip to Dunfanaghy Youths. Time to be confirmed later. Training will be in Cappry Park, Thursday from 7.15pm to 8.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’s Cappry Rovers travelled to Drumkeen on Saturday morning and had a day they would prefer to forget. On a day that nothing went right for our lads, Drumkeen ran out deserving winners on a 7-0 scoreline.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sCappry Rovers played Castlefin Celtic on Wednesday last in Castlefin and came away with a 5-0 win with Luke McGlynn (2), Mark Mbuli, Jack Long and Kevin McCormack getting the goals.They welcomed Fintown Harps to Cappry on Saturday evening and got a comprehensive 10-1 victory. Kevin McCormack(3), Luke McGlynn (2), Sean Ward(2), Mark Mbuli, Jack Long and Daniel Marley got the Cappry goals. That has now moved them to 9 points from 3 games in their group which sees them finish top.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’sCappry Crusaders made the short trip to the Finn Valley Centre where they played Ballybofey United Colts this evening. Ballybofey were the 1st to get on the score sheet when they broke through the Cappry defence and made no mistake with the finish. Cappry were quick to react to going 1 down and with Ballybofey still celebrating their opening goal, Martin Mbuli made no mistake when he drove through their defence and hammered the ball into the back of the net. Credit must be giving to Ballybofey with their reaction and were soon 2-1 up again. Further goals from Martin Mbuli and Eddie McCauley put Cappry 3-2 ahead at the break. In the 2nd half Cappry kick on a gear and Martin got another 2 goals to bring his tally to 4 for the evening. Dylan Gallagher and Aaron Lyons got a goal a piece. Final score was 7-2 to Cappry Crusaders. Training for the Crusaders will be on Thursday from 7.15 to 8.30pm in Cappry Park.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for details of training sessions.CLUB TRAINING ORDER EVENINGWe will be taking orders for our club gear on Friday evening in the clubhouse from 6pm to 7pm. This will be the last order for 12 months. See you all there.SOCCER NEWS: GWEEDORE CELTIC IN RAMPANT FORM AS THEY HIT CAPPRY FOR FOUR was last modified: September 22nd, 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:soccerSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE GETS FUNDING BOOST

first_imgPictured from Donegal Youth Service are Gareth Gibson, Martin Keeney, Eamon Connaghan and Bridget McDyer with Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC IrelandDONEGAL Youth Service is €25,000 better off thanks to a sugary drinks company.The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has awarded €125,000 in funding for the fifth consecutive year. Five non-profit and voluntary groups have each received €25,000 for projects that will get local communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland more active, more often.Donegal Youth Service received €25,000 for Shake Up Sports, a project which will engage young people from youth clubs in taster sessions, where they can try out alternatives to the mainstream competitive sports. Since 2011, the Fund has awarded €625,000 to 47 projects that have succeeded in getting more than 30,000 people moving.The other winners of the Fund in 2015 are:· The Camogie Association for Teen Cluster Camogie – providing activities and training for female teenagers within club communities.· Canoeing Ireland for Blueway 10K – an ambitious project specifically aimed at promoting an alternative fitness routine to the indoor gym workout, while highlighting the incredible blueway (water activity trail) infrastructure that is being developed in Ireland.· Tennis Ireland for its initiative enabling access to tennis for people with intellectual disabilities. · Tipperary Regional Youth Service for Activ8 – a physical health challenge aimed at young adults in Tipperary.Speaking today, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, praised the five groups for their innovative projects: “It’s always a pleasure to meet groups which are enthusiastic about getting people involved with sport and getting them moving by capturing their interest with exciting projects. Since 2011, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has donated €625,000 in cash grants to not-for-profit and voluntary organisations.“Over 30,000 people have become more active through projects supported by the Fund. It’s great news for the five winning organisations here today as they each receive €25,000 but now the hard work begins as they go about implementing their projects.“They are focused on bringing local communities with them and making sure that people feel empowered to try something new. Many of us could do with a little more exercise so it’s great to have projects like this which give people the incentive to get more active.”“Donegal Youth Service is thrilled to receive a €25,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund to enable us to expand the Donegal Youth Council Shake Up Sports programme across the county. The project will engage young people in sports taster session where they can try sports other than just the mainstream competitive sports. The overall aim is to establish a new way to explore sport which can be shared and transferred with other groups and communities across Donegal and Ireland,” said Martin Keeney, Donegal Youth Service. Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, congratulated the recipient organisations and said that 2015 represented a milestone year for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund.“We are delighted to have reached the fifth anniversary of the Thank You Fund and to reflect on the fantastic projects it has supported, with the aim of getting people more active, more often. The Fund has served to shine a light on all the dedicated organisations working in communities across Ireland and Northern Ireland, and it has been great to hear of the difference the projects have made in people’s lives. More than 30,000 people have been positively impacted by the ideas the Fund has helped turn into a reality, and that’s an achievement we are very proud of. Well done to all the groups that applied this year – the standard was exceptional. We are thankful to the judges who gave their time and to Minister Ring for his support of the Fund,” he said.DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE GETS FUNDING BOOST was last modified: November 19th, 2015 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:Coca ColaDonegal Youth Servicelast_img read more

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BUNCRANA DUO BRUCE WALDRON AND CAOLAN MCGONIGLE IMPRESS FOR DONEGAL U21’S

first_imgBUNCRANA CLG NOTES (06.03.2016)Well done to to Bruce Waldron and Caolan McGonigle who continue to impress with Donegal U-21 footballers. Both men featured in Declan Bonners squad who had a comprehensive win over Sligo in the McPartland Cup winning on a margin of 3-12 to Sligo’s 0-06. Club Membership:Please be aware that club membership is now due. All players should be registered if they wish to play with the club.Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use. Club LottoThis weeks Lotto numbers were, 1, 9, 21, 26. There was no winner. Next weeks jackpot will be €1175. There were two €200 winners. Dermot & Catriona Doherty and Ollie Doherty were the winners of €200.Anyone who may have information on GAA in the Buncrana area around 1916 is asked to contact the club. May be of interest to some of our local Historians! Bord Na nOgBuncrana Minors Our minors played St Eunans today in the first round of the league. Unfortunately this saw Buncrana player Paddy Wilson pick up a head injury. This resulted in the game not finishing. Many thanks to Johnny and Stephen and the management of  St Eunans for their help at the time. We are happy to report that Paddy is now fine. It was great to see the unity of all involved. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday night. Be on pitch for 7.30pm. The next outing is to Glenswilly next Sunday and a trip after to the Donegal v Roscommon game. Buncrana U16 The U16’s made the long 3 hour trip to play Crossmaglen Rangers today. The long trip took it’s toll as the home side settled well and were clinical in their finishing and took a 1-3 to 0-0 lead in the first 20 minutes. The Buncrana boys were up for the physical challenge but had left their shooting boots on the bus with the Cross keeper saving 3 point blank goals….Buncrana then dominated the final 10mins of the half and scored 1-2. Half time score 1-6 to 1-3. The second half was again even (alot of changes from both sides) with the home side again just been that more accurate in the final third. The final score of 2-9 to 2-6. This was a high quality and tough encounter with the Buncrana boys all taking something away from the game. Very proud of the hard work the lads put in today. The hospitality from Crossmaglen was excellent….and many thanks to them today.U8 boys Gaelic footballCoaching continues in the youth club in Buncrana every Monday at 6:30pm and now every Wednesday in the illies hall at 6:30pm for one hour.  The underage training contribution is one payment of 2 euro per week for one or multiple sessions including football and/or hurling.  New players always welcome anytime. HurlingThe Donegal Hurling Féile is being hosted in the Scarvey on Saturday the 12th of March. This is a big day for the U14 hurlers and as much supportas possible is needed for the boys on the day GirlsThursday: U8 6pm-7pm . U10 & U12 7pm-8pm in Scoil Mhuire. Bring water and gumshields and €2.BUNCRANA DUO BRUCE WALDRON AND CAOLAN MCGONIGLE IMPRESS FOR DONEGAL U21’S was last modified: March 7th, 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:buncranaGAASportlast_img read more

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Amazing classic XI with Portugal and Spain’s greatest ever players

first_img 12 CENTRAL MIDFIELD: XAVIHe was always looking for space to exploit and he always found it thanks to his blinding creativity. He could just see everything and was so gifted. 12 12 ATTACKING MIDFIELD, RIGHT: ALFREDO DI STEFANOBy all accounts, he could do it all. Whether that was defending, linking midfield with attack or scoring goals, Di Stefano is the man you wanted to have. Shame he never played in an actual World Cup, though. WIDE FORWARD, RIGHT: RAULOne of the most popular and dangerous forwards of his time. He could both score and create and was always a handful. DEFENCE: CARLES PUYOLPuyol was a commanding defender who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010. He was their wall. Portugal play Spain in their first World Cup game and it pits Cristiano Ronaldo against some of the game’s best players in Sergio Ramos, David De Gea and Andres Iniesta.Coverage begins on talkSPORT at 7pm, but rather than focus on the current superstars, talkSPORT.com looks at the classic players.Below is a line-up of players who have all previously played for either Portugal or Spain. DEFENCE: FERNANDO HIERRONow Spain manager, Hierro was a solid defender who represented both Spain and Real Madrid. And Bolton. He had everything a defender needed to play at the highest level. GOALKEEPER: IKER CASILLASCasillas is probably the best goalkeeper in Spain’s recent history. ATTACKING MIDFIELD, LEFT: LUIS FIGOIt’s Luis Figo, one of the greatest players ever. His brain worked at a different pace to everyone else’s and he could just glide past anyone. 12 12center_img 12 12 12 CENTRE FORWARD: EUSEBIOThis man could score goals and you wouldn’t want to stand in his way when he took aim. He is the most famous name in Portuguese football history, who scored nine times for his country at the 1966 World Cup. WIDE FORWARD, LEFT: DAVID VILLAWith nine, he scored more World Cup goals than any other Spaniard. Perpetually underrated, who bowed out of the international scene with his 59th and final international goal for Spain – a quality back heel. 12 DEFENCE: JORGE COSTAThis is a very solid defence. It needs to be considering the slick attack talkSPORT.com has up top. Costa was a bloody strong bloke. 12 12 12 ATTACKING MIDFIELD: RUI COSTAVision and style is probably the best way to sum up Rui Costa. Shooting, dribbling and passing all looked so easy for this classic no.10.last_img read more

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Wolves agree deal to sign Manchester City youngster – reports

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wolves have reportedly agreed a club record £16m deal to sign Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko.According to Wolves correspondent Tim Nash, the Ukrainian, who can play in a variety of positions from attacking midfield to left-wing-back, will cost the newly-promoted side £12m initially, with a fee rising due to £4m worth of add-ons. Latest Transfer News LIVING THE DREAM moving on targets targets LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 RANKED IN DEMAND center_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK REVEALED It is understood that the final decision on the move will come down to the player himself Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race 21-year-old Zinchenko is yet to give the go ahead on the transfer, but is far from first choice in Pep Guardiola’s title-winning side.Zinchenko made 16 appearances for City last season, eight in the Premier League.He spent the 2016-17 season on loan at PSV Eindhoven but struggled to make an impact and last season was a breakthrough year at the Etihad. But City appear willing to let him leave with Wolves ready to offer him more chances of first-team football.Zinchenko’s playing time is already at risk with the imminent arrival of wide man Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for around £60m.Wolves have already signed Willy Boly, Rui Patricio, Leo Bonatini, Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre ahead of their return to the Premier League.last_img read more

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Barcelona allow Lucas Digne to finalise imminent move to Everton – reports

first_img targets LATEST targets moving on ❗ @LucasDigne travels today to Barcelona with the Club’s permission to finalise his departure from the Club. pic.twitter.com/xNDIO3ePWX— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018And Sky Sports claims Digne’s transfer could be confirmed later tonight.Since joining the Catalonia club from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016, Digne has made 46 appearances.But after falling out of favour under coach Ernesto Valverde, Digne missed out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.Digne is set to become the Toffees’ second signing under new manager Marco Silva after the acquisition of Richarlison earlier this week. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer.They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to finalise his departure from the club.” LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND 1 Sky Sports also claims the club will discuss a new improved contract for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when the England no.1 returns to action next week. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

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Some Man United fans leave Old Trafford ten minutes into Newcastle game

first_img huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Mourinho has lost the backing of some fans According to the Manchester Evening News, certain sections Old Trafford began to empty after the second Newcastle goal.Kenedy put the Magpies in-front, curling the ball past David De Gea on seven minutes, before Yoshinori Muto extended the visitors’ lead three minutes later with a close-range finish.United must turn things around dramatically if they are to avoid a fifth-straight game without a victory. Some fans have left. Mourinho is screaming uncontrollably. This is an absolute shower. Mourinho could get the Martin Jol treatment at this rate. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 6, 2018The last time the club went that long without winning was nearly twenty years ago in 1999.With rumours already suggesting Mourinho’s time at Man United could soon be up, many fans appear to have lost patience with the manager.The pressure has already mounted to extraordinary levels and defeat to Newcastle at home could be the final nail in his United coffin.You can listen to the events unfold live on talkSPORT. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United future looks increasingly bleak.The Red Devils remarkably went two-nil down to Newcastle ten minutes into their Premier League fixture at Old Trafford and some fans had seen enough. silverware RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img MONEY REVEALED 1 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

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Mourinho’s return to Chelsea turns ugly as Man United concede late equaliser

first_img Barkley slammed the ball home in the sixth minute of stoppage time Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mourinho, who had to be held back by Stamford Bridge security, was seconds from a huge victory after Anthony Martial’s second-half double cancelled out Antonio Rudiger’s first-half header.But Barkley slammed the ball home at the death to salvage Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten record and deny Man United a second-consecutive comeback win.Mourinho shook hands with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at the final whistle but was jeered by the home supporters and responded by holding up three fingers to them at full-time, representing the trio of league titles he won as manager of the club.Rudiger capitalised on slack marking from Paul Pogba to head Sarri’s side ahead but their unbeaten start to the season was almost ended by a man who had guided them to three league titles.Mourinho had singled out Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for praise on the eve of the contest and, unsurprisingly, the forward was also given special attention by the visitors.Ashley Young, who impressed, clattered the Belgian early on with Nemanja Matic following suit seconds later before earning a yellow card for bundling his former team-mate to the ground once more. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea turned ugly as Ross Barkley salvaged a dramatic last-gasp draw against Manchester United.The former Chelsea boss reacted angrily as Blues assistant Marco Ianni celebrated Barkley’s late leveller in front of his dugout. Romelu Lukaku’s first chance at goal saw the former Chelsea striker head well wide from seven yards out after he was picked out well by Luke Shaw’s cross.There was no such profligacy at the other end as Rudiger lost Pogba at a corner to power a header past David De Gea and give Chelsea a 20th-minute lead.Young was the next United man to be cautioned for fouling Hazard, going through the back of the league’s top goalscorer on the halfway line.Hazard, perhaps sick of the rough stuff, picked up a booking of his own for a fouling Marcus Rashford as the England forward looked to break into the Chelsea box.Alvaro Morata, preferred in attack to Olivier Giroud, had a marvellous chance to double Chelsea’s lead soon after the break but his low shot was too weak to beat De Gea.United drew level nine minutes after the interval, Juan Mata finally forcing Kepa Arrizabalaga into action with a fine low save. RANKED REVEALED 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY The visitors kept the ball alive and Martial controlled and turned home Young’s shot as Marcos Alonso lay prone in the middle of the box.The goal seemed to give United belief they could go on and win the game while simultaneously rattling Chelsea’s confidence -although David Luiz missed a great chance to head Chelsea back in front.N’Golo Kante drew a great stop out of De Gea with an effort from the edge of the area as Chelsea looked to regain the lead.Instead they fell behind, Mata doing well to break down the right and feed Rashford, whose pass was slightly miscontrolled by Martial before he bent superbly home past Kepa.Mourinho’s touchline demeanour changed as he hugged Martial when the France forward was replaced in the closing stages by Andreas Pereira.Chelsea pushed for a leveller and it came as Luiz’s header off the post was turned towards goal by Rudiger. De Gea made a point-blank save only for substitute Barkley to turn home from close range – Mourinho then leaping from the bench after Ianni celebrated in front of the Portuguese. Martial was at the double Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Mourinho needed to be held back 3 ADVICE huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

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FPL tips: Transfer advice, including Man United, Arsenal, and Spurs stars

first_img 11 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City With tough fixtures out of the way, Chilwell looks a smart choice in defence. Two assists in his last three games, including a measured cross for Demarai Gray’s goal against Cardiff shows he can produce in the final third to back up his attacking play around the area. The Gunners are continuing to plunder goals and the Frenchman already has five to his name, perhaps equally as important in FPL he’s got four assists too, making him a rare dual threat striker. He’s worth trying for games against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth. SORRY Okay, he’s got Man City at the weekend but overall, as he returns to form, he seems like a sensible goal scoring pick for the foreseeable future. Five goals in four games is not form to be sniffed at! 11 With Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen returning to fitness it’s hard to trust him fully but with his stunning form – four goals and one assist so far – and an ownership of just 1.3 per cent he’s worth a risk. He’s looking a real threat for Spurs this season, even when it’s off the bench. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 11 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense gameday cracker changes 11 whoops Another of the FPL’s unreliable midfielder stars, Silva still only has three goals and one assist despite good form and plenty of minutes for the Premier League champions. predicted Foxes midfielder Maddison hasn’t delivered in the last four matches and is now missing at least one through a knee injury. He’s also out of the England squad, which means we should doubt how fit he will be to face Brighton on November 22. 11 revealed The Brazilian, signed in the summer from Lazio, has had ups and downs across the campaign but looked fantastic against Burnley. He came up with two goals and now faces up against Huddersfield. Long-term he also looks a good prospect with just one top-half team as an opponent in the next six, while other lower quality fixtures are also on the horizon over the next 10 gameweeks. 11 How we walk into work after a great FPL weekend… Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury latest Time to earn the bragging rights with your Fantasy Premier League team.If you’ve been getting grief after a dodgy spell but are ready to rock your rivals with a shock result – like Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho – then listen up. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT In: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – £7.5m 11 In: Ben Chilwell (Leicester) – £5.0m Out: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – £7.6m In: Erik Lamela (Tottenham) – £6.4m The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sometimes you need to speculate to accumulate and while Fraser is a sensational cheap performer the Cherries are about to hit a shocking run of fixtures. They will face only four bottom-half teams in their next 11 games. If you got on board early you will have made some money on him so sell while people are high on him. 11 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? In: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – £9.7m Much like Maddison, Maguire is out for both the Foxes and England. For a £5.5million defender, this isn’t too handy. A one-week transfer if you have no either issues in your squad will be a smart tactic. Out: James Maddison (Leicester) – £6.9m How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League Stories huge blow Out: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – £10.8m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Currently training alone after his hamstring injury but we’d advise against having him in your squad right now. He was out of form anyway and if he’s rushed back it’s unlikely he’ll play a full 90, let alone grab a goal. 11 In: Felipe Anderson (West Ham) – £6.8m 11 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? TOP WORK 11 Out: Harry Maguire (Leicester) – £5.5m Out: Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) – £6.1m Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players, loves a bargain, or one who looks to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best transfer tips around…last_img read more

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Some Liverpool fans happy Jordan Henderson is suspended for Merseyside derby

first_imgMy captain. None of that Henderson nonsense. pic.twitter.com/1V5mGdMtxd— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) November 24, 2018 Henderson does his job in the Liverpool midfield – he keeps things ticking over in the middle while their world class front-three take care of the goals.PLAYER RATINGS: How did Liverpool’s stars perform against Watford?Fans, though, are often left frustrated by his lack of creativity and his needless sending off for two bookable offences against Watford only put the spotlight on him more.But while some supporters were celebrating the fact the England man is now suspended for the upcoming Merseyside derby against Everton, others pointed out that it means he will likely feature in their Champions League crunch match against Paris Saint-Germain this week.See how Liverpool fans reacted to Jordan Henderson against Watford below… 4 4 4 Jordan Henderson was sent off on his return to the Liverpool team Looking forward to Liverpool winning another game and being unbeaten after 13 games and fans talking about nothing other than Jordan Henderson all weekend.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 24, 2018 Henderson will be suspended for the derby following his red card.Everton are set to appeal.🤣#LFC— Main Stand ULTRAS (@MainStandULTRAS) November 24, 2018 Imagine if he starts against PSG because “he will be rested against Everton”— On The Virgil (@OVigril) November 24, 2018 Terrible time to get sent off, incredibly stupid by the captain— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 24, 2018 Has anyone done the “Henderson suspended for the Merseyside Derby. Everton are set to appeal” joke yet?#OhEveryone— Si (@SiPuck73) November 24, 2018Other Liverpool fans, though, were unimpressed by their fellow supporters hounding Henderson after what was – sending off aside – a solid display from the midfielder. That might have been Jordan Henderson’s worst game for us, he was shocking. That red probably means he starts in Paris too. He’ll need to be MUCH better than that.— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) November 24, 2018 HENDERSON SUSPENDED FOR NEXT GAME OMGGGGGGG pic.twitter.com/7tTQtnjpRP— S³ (@FutbolMane) November 24, 2018 4 Henderson bashing all the way down my Twitter feed. Bore off will ya??? We won the game, what happened to supporting the team and every player? Especially the Captain? #LFC #JordanHenderson #YNWA 🔴🔴🔴— James (@YNWAJames89) November 24, 2018 Henderson is literally doing the job asked of him. Holding position in midfield and keeping us ticking over. It’s not his job to make countless chances – we’ve got four elite attackers and onrushing fullbacks to do that. Don’t get the criticism at all.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 24, 2018 Some Liverpool fans were left cursing, and then celebrating, and then cursing again after Jordan Henderson marked his return to the team by being sent off against Watford.The Reds captain was back in starting line-up for Saturday’s 3-0 victory after a spell on the sidelines with injury, but his return was not welcomed by a portion of supporters. There’s no defending what Henderson has done there. Just stupid.— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) November 24, 2018 When you find out Henderson’s suspended for the derby game next weekend but then realize it means he’s starting against PSG pic.twitter.com/0FxK7KyHzm— AK (@PrometheusX1Z) November 24, 2018last_img read more

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COUNCIL HEAR OF ATTEMPTS TO GET LETTERKENNY AIRPORT OFF THE GROUND

first_imgThe plan for Letterkenny to get its own airport is about to take to the skies again.Letterkenny Town Council has heard how Stevenson’s Airfield on the outskirts of the town has the capacity to bring in hunderds of flights and thousands of euro in revenue each year.But for that to happen, the airstrip needs an Irish Aviation Authority license, and that will not be achieved without council support. Since October of last year, the Stevenson Family and Operations Manager Charmaine Hughes have been working towards improving the facility.Council members were told runway improvements have been made and drainage work is being done, with €70,000 already spent and plans to invest further within the airstrip.However, Ms Hughes said there is work needed outside the airstrip, particularly in terms of the access road which is in a very poor condition.She also wants the public water extended to the perimeter of the facility, which would then allow for a cafe and new toilet facilities to be developed. Councillors were also told that the Stevenson family are seeking to retain an unauthorised hanger which was erected by previous users of the airstrip, and they are asking the council to waive planning and development charges.Having made her case to the town council this week, Ms Hughes must now go to Lifford to address councillors there.EndsCOUNCIL HEAR OF ATTEMPTS TO GET LETTERKENNY AIRPORT OFF THE GROUND was last modified: June 16th, 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

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REVEALED: NOW EX-HURRICANE OPHELIA ON ITS WAY

first_imgANOTHER former Hurricane will come bearing down on Co Donegal later this week – lashing the county with 80km/hr winds and heavy rain.RTE barely mentioned it in its forecast on Sunday night.But the UK Met Office and a host of other weather sources have issued weather warnings for late Wednesday and Thursday. A spokesman for irishweatheronline however said the worst of the storm will not be as strong as ex-Hurricane Katia which hit the county last month.“On Wednesday there will be showers or longer intervals of rain, from remnants of Ophelia passing north of Donegal. Lows near 7 C and highs near 15 C,” he added.Hurricane Ophelia became a category 4 storm on Sunday night, upgraded from a category 3 force.It has caused havoc in the Dominican Republic with winds of 135 miles per hour. Temperatures here, which have been warm in recent days, will drop away again this Thursday.REVEALED: NOW EX-HURRICANE OPHELIA ON ITS WAY was last modified: October 2nd, 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:donegal weatherHurricane Ophelialast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: NEW ICE ALERT – ROADS TREACHEROUS

first_imgAA IRELAND has issued an urgent black ice alert for many roads in Co Donegal this evening.A warmer front predicted yesterday by Met Eireann hasn’t arrived yet, meaning that roads tonight are very dangerous again.County council gritters have been out on the main roads but grit has been washed away by showers in many areas, and there is no gritting of secondary routes. AA Ireland said many roads around Letterkenny are hazardous and the main Donegal/Sligo N15 at Laghey is “treacherous.”We are also getting emails from readers telling us of slippy conditions on the main N13 between Letterkenny and Derry, on the Letterkenny to Lifford road, on the back of Errigal road between Termon and Dunlewey, all secondary roads around Fintown and Glenties, the Carndonagh to Moville Road, the road between Ramelton and Milford and on to Carrigart.The roads around Convoy, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and St Johnston are also hazardous.And there are also reports of fog in some inland areas. You can send us updates to info@donegaldaily.com© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe 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/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: NEW ICE ALERT – ROADS TREACHEROUS was last modified: December 18th, 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:black iceice alertweather warninglast_img read more

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HSE TAKE QUIT SMOKING CAMPAIGN TO TV

first_imgOn January 1st 2012, the HSE will broadcast three short films that expose the sad reality of losing a loved one to a tobacco related disease.  Produced as part of the HSE’s QUIT campaign, these films feature real people’s stories which focus on one key fact – that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.The broadcast of these short films on New Year’s Day is designed to connect with smokers on the one critical day in the year when many of them will consider quitting. It is also envisaged that the stories told in the films will help family and friends of smokers to encourage their loved ones to quit. The 3 minute films will be broadcast on the evening of New Year’s Day on RTÉ at 8.45pm during Fair City and at 9.28pm after the 9 O’Clock News, on TV3 at 7.45pm during Family Fortunes and on Universal during Harry’s Law at 9.45pm.  They will also be available to view at www.hse.ie, www.quit.ie and at the You Can QUIT facebook page www.facebook.com/HSEquit.  The HSE will also use Facebook and Twitter to remind viewers to tune in to the films on TV and the internet.The QUIT short films tell three different real life stories but focus on one harsh fact; that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.Film 1: Pauline’s story (7.45pm on TV3 and 9.45pm on Universal) Pauline Bell from Wexford is a mother of two. Three years ago her husband George died from a heart attack at 48 years of age.  George was a heavy smoker.  Pauline has volunteered to tell her and George’s story as part of the QUIT campaign.  She talks about what a great husband he was, how ‘he loved his cigarettes, but never thought that at 48, that would be his time to go’, and how she, her children and their family has been affected by his loss.  She hopes to inspire others to quit – for their own health, and to prevent other families experiencing what they have been through. Watch Pauline’s story here http://youtu.be/6mOVwh4VyegFilm 2: Gerry’s story (8.45pm on RTÉ 1)Gerry Collins from Wicklow is MD of Jobsource Recruitment (www.jobsource.ie) and a survivor of throat cancer. In his QUIT film, Gerry describes how he got into smoking as a young man, despite playing Football for Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club and making the Dublin Senior Team at the time. His cancer diagnosis, which came in his early 50s, was a devastating experience, and the treatment was in his own words, ‘pretty severe’.  He and his daughters Lisa and Ciara describe how frightening his illness was, and Gerry comments that he ‘has many years ahead of me, and I put that all at risk, by smoking’.  Watch Gerry’s story here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZrw2SKQq4Film 3: Margaret’s Story (9.28pm RTÉ 1)Margaret O’Brien is from Kilkenny, and is doing her Leaving Cert this coming summer.  Margaret’s Mum Jackie was a long term smoker, and was diagnosed with lung cancer at 45 years of age. Sadly, Jackie passed away only a year later, in the summer of 2010.  Margaret has the support of her Dad, John, in taking part in the QUIT campaign, and has previously been involved in fund raising for the Irish Cancer Society – going so far as to shave her head in early 2011 and raising over €2,000 for in the process. In her film, Margaret talks about her Mum, what she misses most about her, and how although she knew smoking was harmful, and it could lead to cancer, she would also have thought  – ‘no one could be that unlucky’.  Describing the impact of her loss she says, ‘it’s not just for a day, it’s not just for a month, it’s for the rest of my life without her’.  Watch Margaret’s story here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAUuxBTZ510Dr. Fenton Howell, Director of Public Health, HSE outlines why the HSE has taken this approach to the QUIT campaign:  ‘Evidence from all over the world has shown the impact that real-life, personal stories, like Pauline, Gerry and Margaret’s, can have on smokers’ drive to quit.  We spoke in detail to Irish smokers before we started this campaign, and they told us that this ‘1 in every 2’ statistic was powerful, and that using real-life stories to illustrate it would motivate them to stop smoking.  We’re very grateful to all the people who are bringing this campaign to life by telling their stories – they are central to the meaning and success of this campaign.’Results to date for the QUIT campaign show that the 1 in every 2 statistic has hit home with smokers in Ireland, with many choosing to get help and support for their Quit attempt online and in person.   Over 6,500 people have signed up for online QUITplans since the campaign started in June, nearly double that of the same period in 2010.  Visits to www.QUIT.ie have increased by over 60% to 58,800 since June and calls to the National Smokers’ Quitline 1850 201 203 – which is run by the Irish Cancer Society, a key partner in this campaign – and referrals to our Smoking Cessation Clinics also increased by 50% compared to last year.  The HSE’s You Can QUIT Facebook page was created for this campaign, and has over 14,500 Likes to date, with many of them choosing to share their experiences and seek support from each other. www.facebook.com/HSEquit. If you want help to QUIT smoking:Visit www.quit.ieJoin www.facebook.com/HSEquitCall the National Smokers’ Quitline on 1850 201 203 (open 30th and 31st December, and New Year’s Day; closed Monday 2nd January 2012) Contact your local HSE smoking cessation counsellorTalk to your GP, Pharmacist or Dentist FACTS ABOUT SMOKINGSmoking is the single biggest cause of illness, disability and death in Ireland.  There are about 1 million smokers in Ireland and, each year, 5,500 Irish people die of a tobacco related disease. Many thousands more lives are shattered by the illness, disability and bereavement that cigarettes cause.70% of smokers say they want to quit and 40% try to quit every year. Most people quit successfully after a few attempts, and while many go it alone on will power, those quitters who use supports like our National Smokers’ Quitline, online help, smoking cessation services or medications are twice as likely to succeed.Only 7% of people know that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.  Our aim in this campaign is to make people realise the effect smoking has on their health, and their loved ones, and give them encouragement and help to QUIT.Recent Irish data shows an average cost of €7,700 every time a smoker is admitted to hospital with a tobacco related disease. In 2008, there were over 36,000 such admissions.  That cost does not include out-patient costs, GP visits, medicines and other supports provided by the HSE. If we can prevent just 100 of the 36,000 annual admissions to hospital with tobacco related disease, this campaign will pay for itself.The QUIT campaign is supported by a wide range of health partners, which include the Irish Cancer Society (who provide the Quitline service), Irish Heart Foundation, Irish College of General Practitioners, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Irish Pharmacy Union, Irish Dental Association, ASH Ireland, Asthma Society of Ireland, TobaccoFree Research Institute, Environmental Health Officers Association, National Youth Council of Ireland, Irish Thoracic Society, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Alpha One Foundation, Heads of Psychology Services Ireland, Psychological Society of IrelandEvidence from around the world shows that campaigns like this have an important role in reducing smoking rates over their lifetimes.  We also know that the tobacco control campaigns which work best are the ones which take a hard-hitting tone, warning of the dangers of smoking – why to quit – and then offer a range of supports to help people to try to stop – how to quit.The evidence base for this campaign message comes from a study which is often called “The Doctors Study” (Doll R, Peto R, Wheatley K, Gray R, Sutherland I. Mortality in relation to smoking: 40 years observations on male British doctors. British Medical Journal 1994; 309:901-911).   This study started in 1951 in the UK, had a 40 year follow-up, and was finally published in 1994.  It found that we had substantially underestimated the hazards of long term tobacco use.  It showed that half of all regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their habit.A further study 10 years later on the same study participants confirmed the findings.  In fact, it suggested that the situation might be worse, in that up to two thirds of smokers could be killed by their smoking (Doll R, Peto Boreham J, Sutherland I. Mortality in relation to smoking: 50 years observations on male British doctors. British Medical Journal 2004;328(7455):1519).HSE TAKE QUIT SMOKING CAMPAIGN TO TV was last modified: December 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:HSE QUIT CAMPAIGNlast_img read more

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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: GAOTH DOBHAIR AND KILLYBEGS THROUGH TO THE LAST EIGHT

first_imgGaoth Dobhair victorious, but county star Neil was sent offGAOTH Dobhair and Killybegs are through to the quarter-finals of the RnaG County Championship after victories this evening.There were scenes of celebrations at Magheragallon as a last minute goal from Tom Diver snatched a one point victory for Gaoth Dobhair who finished the game without county star Neil McGee who was sent off.The final score against Termon was 1-10 to 1-09. Killybegs had an easier time of it as the never looked under threat as they beat Dungloe 0-15 to 0-09.There were some great scores from John Ban Gallagher, Benny Boyle, Jason Noctor and Hugh McFadden.Elsewhere Four Masters beat Malin 1-12 to 1-06, Glenfin won 3-10 to 1-10 at MacCumhaills.St Eunan’s had a 1-13 to 0-06 victory away at Ardara and St Michael’s defeated Naomh Conaill 5-10 to 1-10. Aodh Ruadh drew 2-10 each with Buncrana.Sent results to info@donegaldaily.com COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: GAOTH DOBHAIR AND KILLYBEGS THROUGH TO THE LAST EIGHT was last modified: July 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: GAOTH DOBHAIR AND KILLYBEGS THROUGH TO THE LAST EIGHTlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgThe inaugural ‘Féile na Seiteanna, Leitir Ceanainn’ took place in the Clanree last weekend and was a great success.Some 100 set dancers from all over Donegal, the North West and as far away as Belfast, Dublin and Cork were joined by more than 80 dancers from Galway and the West for a celebration of all that is good about set dancing.Music for the three Céilithe was provided by Rise the Dust Ceilí Band (from the Midlands) and by our very own Duntally Ceili Band from Donegal. Eight sets were danced each night together with some two hand dances and old time waltzes. The event raised over €2,000 which was divided between SNAP – Special Needs Accessible Playground Letterkenny – and Peru Children’s Charity. Already arrangements are being finalised for the 2014 event at the same time next year (August 29 to 31, 2014) and we look forward to an even greater gathering of set dancers from all across Ireland . Why not join us then? LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESSlast_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAOMH MUIRE’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WIN

first_imgTHERE are a lot of sore heads in the Rosses today after Naomh Muire took the Intermediate Championship crown in Letterkenny on Sunday. Jacksonsmediatv was there to capture the occasion.Click play to watch   DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAOMH MUIRE’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WIN was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAOMH MUIRE’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WINlast_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2

first_imgMilford United beat Rathmullan Celtic 2-1 in the Ulster Cup on Sunday. You can watch Paul Deeney’s video highlights by pressing play.DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2 was last modified: March 5th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 2MILFORD UNITED 1last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: Celtic will play Rangers in the final old firm game of the season on April 29, it was announced today.The Hoops can clinch the SPL title this Saturday if they get just a point at Kilmarnock, the side who beat them in the League Cup final.The passing of the father of Killie’s Liam Kelly at that match has undoubtedly brought both sides closer. Today Kilmarnock announced they will give over three stands to Celtic supporters for this Saturday’s match at Rugby Park.Killie had balloted season ticket holders in their East Stand, with 93% of respondents agreeing to move to the Frank Beattie Stand. The Ayrshire club say that almost 70% of those asked replied.The remaining fixtures are below:  Sunday, April 22Motherwell v CelticFir Park (KO: 2pm)Sunday, April 29Celtic v RangersCeltic Park (KO: 12.45pm)Thursday, May 3Celtic v St JohnstoneCeltic Park (KO: 7.45pm)Sunday, May 6Dundee United v CelticTannadice (KO: 12.45pm)Sunday, May 13Celtic v HeartsCeltic Park (KO: 12.30pm)THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCED was last modified: April 4th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: SPL POST-SPLIT FIXTURES ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more

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OUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSE

first_imgCHART-topping JLS certainly wooed the crowds during their appearance at The Pulse nightclub in Letterkenny at the weekend.Hundreds turned up to see the stars – and weren’t disappointed.All pictures courtesy of The Pulse, Letterkenny.     OUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSE was last modified: April 9th, 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:donegalJLSJLS FANSLETTERKENNY NIGHTCLUBOUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSElast_img read more

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DONEGAL SOCCER FANS LEFT STRANDED IN POLAND AFTER CAMPSITE CLOSED DOWN

first_imgBreaking News: Six Donegal soccer fans have been left stranded in Poland after being turned away from their campsite.The well known Letterkenny lads arrived in Poznan today and were getting ready to enjoy a six day trip of a lifetime following Ireland.However when the young men went to get into their campsite they were told it had been shut down because it did not have the proper license. The fans including Ronan McLaughlin, Ross Trearty, Jack O’Doherty and Tony Ryan are now scrambling to make alternative plans.The fans booked the site through a well-known booking agency online and have been trying to contact the agency without success.Even more worrying is that the lads have also booked campsites in Gdansk for two nights of their stay at Euro 2012 and are worried that camp may be closed also.Ronan McLaughlin told Donegaldaily.com from Poznan that they had been offered a room for the night by fellow fans but were anxious to get alternative accommodation for the rest of their stay. “It’s just a little bit of a shock. When we arrived the police were here and told us the place did not have the proper license.“We have been trying to contact the booking agency and we are hoping to hear back from them.“We have been offered a place to stay in a room tonight but hopefully we can get it sorted for the rest of the stay,” he said. DONEGAL SOCCER FANS LEFT STRANDED IN POLAND AFTER CAMPSITE CLOSED DOWN was last modified: June 10th, 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:IrelandPOLANDPOsnansoccer fanslast_img read more

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WEATHER WARNING AS HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGAL

first_imgGARDAI and the Road Safety Authority have warned people to take extreme care this evening as hurricane-force winds are expected to batter Co Donegal.Met Eireann says winds of up to 130km/hr will hit the county this evening before subsiding overnight.The winds are high enough to cause severe damage to property. The county has already been hit by heavy rain and increasing winds this afternoon.“But it is going to get much worse,” said a Met Eireann spokesman.“We have issued a severe weather warning for across the west and north west for this evening. The winds cut cause damage to power lines and will be strong enough to bring down trees, especially in exposed areas.”Gardai are warning the drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorbikes not to travel this evening. The Road Safety Authority is also warning other motorists to take “extreme caution”. WEATHER WARNING AS HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGAL was last modified: December 28th, 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 daily weatherWEATHER WARNING AS HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGALlast_img read more

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APARTMENT COMPLEX MANAGER CHARGED WITH THEFT

first_imgThe manager of a Letterkenny apartment complex has appeared in court charged with theft from one of the flats he manages.Grand Central ApartmentsMartin Magee, of 39 Grand Central Apartments, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday. Mr Magee pleaded not guilty to robbery at number 19 Grand Central Apartments on January 15th, 2012.The court heard allegations that Mr Magee stole a range of items including hair straighteners, dresses, painting, kitchen utensils and bank statements from the apartment.Mr Magee pleaded not guilty to the charge.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until March 18th for hearing.APARTMENT COMPLEX MANAGER CHARGED WITH THEFT was last modified: February 18th, 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:donegalGrand Central ApartmentsLetterkenny District CourtMartin Mageetheftlast_img read more

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EANY CELTIC CLINCH SOUTH DIVISION UNDER 12 TITLE

first_imgEany Celtic U12’s celebrate winning the Donegal Schoolboys League South Division U12 League title at the Lakeside Centre in Ballyshannon.Eany Celtic battled both Erne Wanderers and the elements to clinch the South Division Under 12 title in the Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon. Knowing that a win was required they duely obliged marching away with a commanding 4-0 victory.From the off Eany Celtic looked determined and were rewarded with two goals inside the opening ten minutes of the game. Firstly Nathan Maxwell pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area to fire high over Erne Wanderers keeper Joshua Myles’ head.Caoimhe Walsh added the second goal minutes later when she recieved the ball on the right hand side of the box before drilling a low shot past the keeper. Eany could have had a third on 24 minutes when Dermot McGuckin raced away from the Erne defence only for Mark McGlynn to catch up and make a timely intervention.Erne Wanderers best chance of the first half fell to Jakub Napierski who curled an effort narrowly wide.As the sun came out in the second half Eany Celtic upped their game again as Erne Wanderers offered little resistance and Rhyss Boyle was unlucky to be denied by an outstretched leg of Joshua Myles. The Erne Wanderers keeper was called upon again midway through the half when he stayed tall to deny Josh Maxwell. However Joshua Myles could do little about the third goal as Thomas White recieved the ball 20 yards out, he arrowed a strike in off the upright to the delight of the Eany Celtic following.A fourth and final goal was added 3 minutes from time when Dermot McGuckin popped up in the box before effortlessly sliding the ball underneath the onrushing keeper. EANY CELTIC CLINCH SOUTH DIVISION UNDER 12 TITLE was last modified: March 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:Eany CelticErne Wandererslast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL ON A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR JASON QUIGLEY AND HIS DONEGAL FANS

first_imgIT’S not every night you win your first Professional bout.But it was a dream start for Jason Quigley – and for his Donegal fans at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.Here’s some more snaps to celebrate. PICTURE SPECIAL ON A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR JASON QUIGLEY AND HIS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: July 13th, 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:Jason QuigleyLas Vegaspicture speciallast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR LOWER ROSSES WAR COMMEMORATION

first_imgWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an Ecumenical Service at 7.30pm, followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Wednesday August 27th at 7.30pm a memorial will be unveiled in Kincasslagh Cemetery. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, diaries, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In this area a heavy price was paid with thirty six men known to have died in the WW1, several more in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that many hundreds of persons were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email carrickfin@gmail.com. Personal memorabilia will be displayed for only one day only in a secure environment.  DD LOCAL: SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR LOWER ROSSES WAR COMMEMORATION was last modified: August 20th, 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:DD Localrosseslast_img read more

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Falcons QB Vick injured, but expected back next week

first_img Vick grabbed at his shin and remained down for several minutes. Finally, Vick climbed to his feet and walked slowly off the field to a standing ovation. Matt Schaub took over at quarterback with the Falcons leading 14-0, and pushed the margin to 24-0 by halftime. Vick tested his knee on the sideline and didn’t appear seriously injured, but the team said he had a sprained medial collateral ligament and he sat out the rest of the game. Hall tied a league record with his sixth career kickoff-return touchdown, a 96-yarder in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. But his fourth-quarter fumble on another kickoff return set up the Eagles’ final touchdown in their 37-31 comeback victory. Hall, who added a 15-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter, did not speak to reporters afterward – either about the turnover, one of four for the Chiefs, or his spectacular return. After Philadelphia’s Sheldon Brown scored on a 40-yard interception return, Hall took the ensuing kickoff at his own 4-yard line and started left. He cut back right, sliced through traffic near midfield and eluded a last-ditch dive by new kicker Todd France at Philadelphia’s 40 on his way to the end zone for a 24-6 lead. “I was trying to tackle Dante Hall, and that wasn’t going to happen,” said France, who was added this week after a hamstring injury left David Akers unable to kick. It was the 10th kick-return touchdown of Hall’s career, his first since a 97-yard kickoff return against Denver on Dec. 19, 2004. He returned kicks for scores in four straight games, an NFL record, in 2003. Hall now shares the kickoff-return record with Ollie Matson, Gale Sayers, Travis Williams and Mel Gray. Tagliabue sees more foreign games in NFL’s future Even before the first snap, commissioner Paul Tagliabue declared the NFL’s first regular-season game outside the United States a rousing success – and a prelude to the sport’s future. Tagliabue believes the San Francisco 49ers’ meeting with the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City on Sunday night will be the first venture in an annual extravaganza, with at least one festive regular-season game on foreign soil every season. The commissioner’s ability to convince each NFL club to take turns giving up a home game for the cause seems to be the main obstacle to his ambitious plan to boost American football’s international popularity. But Tagliabue is confident the owners will see the long-term benefits of such a plan, which could be discussed at league meetings this month. “The key is to let them know well in advance that they’re going to be giving up a home game,” Tagliabue said. “The other key is to make (giving up a game) a universal obligation to be a member of the NFL.” Tagliabue reiterated his hopes to take regular-season games to Canada, Japan, China and several destinations in Western Europe in upcoming seasons, with Toronto and London likely the top candidates to get a game as early as next season. Brothers in arms Somewhere, Archie Manning was smiling. His sons Peyton Manning and Eli Manning were having stellar days quarterbacking their teams to victories and putting up big numbers. Peyton Manning threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Marvin Harrison that tied the NFL record for most TDs between a quarterback and receiver, in the Colts’ 31-10 victory at Tennessee. He finished 20 of 27. Eli, Peyton’s younger brother, had his second straight outstanding performance, throwing for 296 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the Giants’ 44-24 win over the Rams. Through four games, the younger Manning has a 9-6 lead in touchdown passes over his brother, who has been to the Pro Bowl five times in eight seasons. Peyton Manning is in his eighth season with the Colts and has six years left on his $98 million contract. Harrison is in his 10th and signed a seven-year deal last December. Last week, they passed Buffalo’s Jim Kelly and Andre Reed for most yards passing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick sprained a ligament in his right knee against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but he expects to play next week against New England. Vick was hurt midway through the second quarter when he rolled right to throw and got hit hard by Minnesota’s Erasmus James after delivering an incomplete pass. The 266-pound James fell on top of the quarterback as they tumbled to the turf. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “It feels fine. I just tweaked it a little bit,” Vick said. “We had a good cushion, so it made sense to keep me on the sideline.” Still in uniform, Vick watched the second half from the sideline. Before going down, he rushed four times for 58 yards and went 6 of 8 for 49 yards with a touchdown. He is looking forward to playing against the defending Super Bowl champions. “We are going to get it on,” Vick said. “Two great coaching staffs, two great quarterbacks, two great teams. That’s the way it should be.” Costly fumble overshadows Hall’s record-tying return Dante Hall’s NFL milestone was overshadowed by his costly mistake. last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The torso was found in a trash bin in the Lincoln Heights area, authorities said. Whittier High alums plan annual barbecue WHITTIER — The Whittier High School Alumni Association and Educational Foundation is sponsoring its sixth annual All Class BBQ at noon on Oct. 16 at the school’s Quad, 12417 Philadelphia St. After the barbecue and campus tour, the Cardinal Band will perform a mini-concert. The deadline to make a reservation is today. The catered event costs $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 years old and younger. PICO RIVERA — Body parts found in garbage bags at two locations are from the same woman, coroner’s officials confirmed Wednesday. Medical investigators made the determination after comparing a torso found Monday at a Los Angeles Fire Department maintenance facility, and body parts discovered late Friday on a street in suburban Pico Rivera, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. Authorities were trying to determine the woman’s age and identity through fingerprints. No cause of death had been determined, Winter said. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case. For more information, call (562) 698-5870. Informational meeting for foster parents PICO RIVERA — Children’s Bureau is holding an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent or adopting a child. The meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Wendy’s Hamburgers, 8450 Washington Blvd. For more information, call (562) 946-2881, Ext. 200. VFW post schedules dinner, karaoke show SANTA FE SPRINGS — VFW Post 3752 will serve a Pork Chop fund-raising dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 11912 Rivera Road. Center cut chops are $5.95 per plate. Karaoke begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit veterans programs of the post. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Boating safety class set in La Mirada LA MIRADA — An introductory course in safe piloting methods for boaters will teach the marine compass, the nautical chart and dead reckoning. Offered by Flotilla 58 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Basic Coastal Navigation Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays between Oct. 19 and Dec. 7 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. There is a $65 fee. To pre-register, call (714) 739-2422. Literacy Center sets training workshops PICO RIVERA — Tutor training workshops, for those interested in teaching people to read, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pico Rivera Library Literacy Center, 9001 Mines Ave. Tutors are required to attend both sessions. To register or for more information, call (562) 942-7905. Volunteer tutors needed in Whittier WHITTIER — The Whittier Area Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors for two hours a week to help children and adults with reading problems. The group offers tutor training programs in literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). The next two training workshops take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at the center, 12915 Hadley Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-6598. Chamber fundraiser slated for tonight SANTA FE SPRINGS — The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League will hold their annual Oktoberfest fund-raiser from 5 to 7 tonight at Triangle Distributing Co., 12065 E. Pike St. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. Street banner event now accepting entries WHITTIER — The city’s community services department and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation are seeking artists to participate in the annual street banner program. Local artists of all ages are being asked to submit scaled-down drawings for consideration to be painted onto banners provided by the city. The theme is “Across the Universe.” Artists shall submit color designs based on the theme and drawn to the scale of the 5-inch-by-14-inch banner. A maximum of two designs may be submitted. Once the designs are chosen, artists will be given a 30-inch-by-104-inch banner on which to paint their design on one side. Completed banners will be hung throughout the city. The application on the back of the brochure available at City Hall, 13230 Penn St., must be submitted along with the banner description and scaled-down design to the community services department. Submissions can be delivered in person or mailed to Fran Shields, Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St., Whittier CA 90602. For more information or to request an application, call Sarah Tillman at the community services department at (562) 464-3430. El Salvador is topic of foundation’s forum WHITTIER — Jose Chenco, president and executive director of the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday on “Finding Hope in the Midst of Poverty: Building a Zone of Peace in El Salvador.” The speech will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave. For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Gray, (562) 698-9741. — From staff reports160Want 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

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New Valley food pantry, job center to open Sunday

first_img Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The center, which replaces a smaller food pantry in Tarzana, will also serve as an office and food distribution center for two JFS/SOVA pantries in Los Angeles for thousands more. Unlike some food giveaway programs, the JFS/SOVA pantry will not distribute pre-packaged food. Rather, clients can choose specific items to meet kosher, low-salt and sugar-free diets. Job, community resource and food stamp counseling will be offered. Phone and Internet service will be available. The JFS food pantry is nonsectarian and is guided by the Jewish values of tikkum olam – repairing the world – and tzedakah – charity. Sova, in Hebrew, means to eat and be satisfied. A recent UCLA study found that 166,000 Valley adults were on the verge of hunger – about 10 percent of the population and more than a third of its low-income adults. VAN NUYS – A 10,000-square-foot food pantry and job center will open Sunday to meet a growing demand for food for the hungry in the San Fernando Valley. Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles will dedicate its JFS/SOVA Food Pantry and Resource Center on Sunday with a proclamation from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Providing food is only a short-term solution to hunger,” said Leslie Friedman, director of the JFS/SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. “If we can help families improve their economic status with jobs and other assistance, they will be able to meet their food needs by themselves.” The food warehouse will be open Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is expected to serve roughly 1,200 Valley clients a month. last_img read more

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Game turns on trickery

first_imgPASADENA – UCLA faced a 12-point deficit, there were less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins had a fourth-and-2 from their own 42. Coach Karl Dorrell sent out the punt team, and many of the 84,811 fans at the Rose Bowl booed lustily. Rather than punt, up-man Michael Pitre took the snap, and handed to Jarrad Page. Thirty-eight yards later, Page was tackled, a personal foul was tacked on, and UCLA had a first down at California’s 10-yard line. The fake punt was the turning point in No. 20 UCLA’s 47-40 defeat of No. 10 Cal on Saturday. “I had confidence in that I was going to pick up three (yards), but the fact I was able to break that first tackle and gain that many yards, I was just like, ‘I’m happy he called it.’ “Page said. “I played running back in high school, and it felt like I was just getting the hand-off and turning it up field.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA’s coaching staff put the fake punt during practice before last week’s win against Washington, but the opportunity didn’t come to use it. However, it worked perfectly against the Bears, who were poised to return a punt from Aaron Perez. Joseph hurt: UCLA lost weak-side guard Chris Joseph to a left knee injury on the fourth play from scrimmage and he did not return. It is the same knee Joseph had reconstructive on last season, and afterward he said he would undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. “They’re going to have to operate,” Joseph said. “I’ll be back, though.” Joseph said he hoped to be back in early November. center_img Record setter: UCLA tailback Maurice Drew’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown was his third such score of the season, and fourth of his career. Both tie a school and Pac-10 record. Walker plays: Freshman John Hale started for UCLA at outside linebacker, but by the midway portion of the first half senior Wesley Walker was in, and played much of the rest of the game. It was the first extensive playing time for Walker, who missed the first three games because of knee surgery. He finished with three tackles. Odds and ends: Senior linebacker Spencer Havner and sophomore fullback Michael Pitre served as UCLA’s game captains. … UCLA defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard made his first start of the season. 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

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How now brown trout?

first_imgThroughout the summer, Southern California anglers head to the Sierra to catch trout. Nearly all the fish they nab in roadside waters are rainbow trout, considered one of the easiest cold-water species to catch. Catching brown trout – near-kin to rainbow trout – requires knowledge, skill and determination. Browns reside in many of the same Sierra waters as rainbows, but they aren’t nearly as easy to hook. Brown trout are elusive creatures. They grow much larger than rainbows, brooks and goldens because – unlike rainbows – they are smart, cautious, wary of humans and are predators that aren’t typically caught by beginners. Brown trout break the 30-pound mark in many parts of the world, but the largest registered in California was a tad more than 26 pounds when it was caught at Twin Lakes near Bridgeport in 1987. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week These are wild trout, not the farm-fed, formula-eating, unnatural specimens stocked in Irvine Lake, Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake. Wild browns can’t be compared with something caught in a stocked, urban lake. Browns might not be easy to catch, but it’s not impossible. Any determined angler with patience, perseverance, luck and some skill can find success when seeking hard-fighting, powerful brown trout. Browns, not extremely active in the summer, historically are found in deep water, sagging near the bottom. Autumn affords an opportunity to catch them in shallower water when they are more vulnerable. When the trees turn gold and orange and temperatures drop below freezing in the Sierra in October and November, Mother Nature flips on a switch in the mind of brown trout. Their feeding mechanisms rev up, and they become more aggressive in search of large meals. They are doing two things: preparing for the cold winter months, when food isn’t as readily available, and bulking up in preparation for spawning. center_img Brown trout are fall spawners. Not every brown trout spawns each year, but most can be seen heading up creek and river inlets in the fall to spawn. Browns vary in size from a half-pound to almost 30 pounds, and any brown more than 10 pounds is considered a trophy fish. In California, fewer than 10 browns weighing more than 10 pounds are caught annually. There are thousands of trophy browns available, but catching them requires the proper gear and bait – and anglers must fish at optimal times. Browns are difficult to find on clear, warm days when there is no wind and the lake’s surface looks like glass. They’ll stay in deeper water, where they are less likely to be preyed upon. When it’s cold, windy, raining or snowing, browns are more comfortable and move toward the surface to feed. This is when anglers are most likely to find success. Browns aren’t looking for a small meal, as are rainbows. They are warriors, ferocious feeders that go after one full meal rather than a bunch of bite-size baits. Once they grow larger than five pounds, browns are more apt to eat small trout than tiny minnows. Many successful brown-trout anglers topline trout-pattern swimbaits and large minnow imitations. The most common California brown-trout lures are Rebel Minnows, a Bomber Long A, a Castaic Soft Trout, AC Plugs and the Megabait Charlie. All of these are near replicas of the food sources browns key in on when they go on the feed in the fall. Although browns can be caught by anglers who brave the winter-like conditions and troll oversize baits, they aren’t guaranteed success. It might take several hours of trolling to gain a single strike from a big fish, but it’s a bite that can land you the fish of a lifetime. Chasing browns isn’t about the numbers of fish you catch. It’s about pursuing a predator that other trout fear. Chris Shaffer is the author of the award-winning Definitive Guide series to fishing in Southern, Central and Northern California. He can be reached at cshaffer@californiawaterfalls.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

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Santa Clarita Things To Do

first_img Gallery of Gifts Boutique and Tea will benefit the Assistance League of Santa Clarita, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Tea: $25. The boutique is free. Call Chris Richardson at (661) 510-9226. Innerlimits will perform classic 1960s rock tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Santa Clarita Symphony will present an Afternoon of Strings concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $20-$40. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Nirusu, the trio of Susan Allan, Nicholas Chase and Rus Pearson, will perform, 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Roy O. Disney Music Hall at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Admission is free. Call Margaret Crane at (661) 222-2787. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 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. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Saugus High School Dance Team will present its annual Festival of Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hart High auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 296-8005. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Run Against Hunger 5K run and walk will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 8 a.m. Sunday at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call Laura Morefield at (661) 255-9078. Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Monday. Call (661) 286-4018. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Radio will perform, 9 p.m. today at Doc’s Inn, 23912 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1651 or visit www.radioband.net. Steve Mittleman and QueVaughn Bryant will perform, 9 p.m. today 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 the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. last_img read more

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Red Cross lectures on disaster plans

first_imgQUARTZ HILL – Preparedness is essential before a disaster strikes, said Fran Stewart, executive director of the Antelope Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Speaking last week to the Quartz Hill Woman’s Club in the Lane Park Recreation Center, Stewart outlined strategies for survival, with a modicum of comfort. “We don’t know what to expect from Mother Nature except one thing: that she’s here with us and she’s in charge,” she said. “She can do whatever she wants to, but we can be prepared.” Her advice was to have on hand enough food and water to last a week. The Red Cross used to recommend three days’ worth, she said. Stewart said it is necessary to think about the possibility of no power to operate electronic gates or garage doors and make allowances for that. Fire is another thing that we may be faced with here, she said, and she advised everyone to have a fire extinguisher. She praised the residents of the Antelope Valley. “The generosity of the people here is overwhelming,” she said. “In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our people have donated, just to our chapter alone, close to $300,000 to the victims. That’s a lot of money. We don’t keep any of it. It all goes to the victims. Any money we receive is used for whatever the donors want it used for.” Questioned about how one can be sure a donation stays in the Antelope Valley, Stewart said all it takes is to designate, in writing, where the money should go. QUARTZ HILL – Quartz Hill Woman’s Club will host a holiday boutique sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mayflower Gardens retirement community, on 65th Street West at Avenue L-12. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread and margarine and coffee, tea or milk for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Chili egg puff, chili beans, spinach, vegetable soup, creamy coleslaw, apple. Tuesday: Baked ziti, mixed vegetables, garden salad, apple juice, vanilla ice cream. Wednesday: Cranberry chicken, wild rice, juice, green beans, carrot salad, gelatin with fruit. Thursday: Roast turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, cheesecake. Friday: VETERANS DAY. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 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 “For those first three days, you’re not going to be able to get out to the market. Then it will take another three days to get the big trucks rolling to bring new supplies to the markets,” she said. People should also make provisions for the pets, too. “The animals are important. They’re part of the family and people aren’t going to want anything to happen to their pets,” she said. She suggested that instead of storing slippers under your bed, you take an old pair of shoes and tape them to the underside of the bed so that all you have to do is reach under to retrieve them. “In an earthquake, for example, you may have broken glass on the floor, and if you only wear slippers you run the risk of getting cut. With shoes, your feet are generally protected,” she said. last_img read more

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Zoo leaders trumpeting dismay

first_imgThere’s one thing that worries zoo directors from San Diego to Syracuse as much as the growing cost of elephant care: Los Angeles. Fulfilling a campaign promise to animal activists, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected this month to release an independent study – with input from roughly 30 zoo association experts and elephant rights proponents – that could determine the fate of a $19 million pachyderm exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. The results could determine whether Los Angeles builds the exhibit, expands its existing quarters or follows the lead of such cities as Detroit and San Francisco and sends its elephants to a sanctuary. If the nation’s second-largest city packs off its largest animals, it would be considered a major victory for animal rights activists. “People – zoo directors – are looking at L.A. much the same as San Francisco and Detroit,” said American Zoo and Aquarium Association spokeswoman Jane Ballentine. “They’re waiting to see who says what and how things shake out. While zoo officials maintain the exhibit exceeds standards set by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, critics deem it too small. Most zoo directors argue that the Los Angeles Zoo bears an important role as part of a new mission among American zoos for elephant conservation and breeding. Early this year, Reed led a conference of American zoo directors in Orlando, Fla., to discuss the status of elephant exhibits. The consensus: Zoos must expand exhibits for a half-dozen elephants or more and accept potentially dangerous bull elephants – or get out of caring for pachyderms altogether. In addition, the zoo association has required that zoos comply with new standards for elephant care by early next year. “It’s not a good sign, it’s not a good thing, absolutely, if L.A. canceled elephants,” said Larry Killmar, deputy director for collections for the Zoological Society of San Diego, which runs the renowned San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. “The issue of whether Los Angeles has elephants or not affects the national program. As far as elephants in captivity, we need all the space we can get in order to help maintain the species.” Mike Keele, deputy director of the Oregon Zoo in Portland, concurred. “In the AZA, it’s not like we’re looking at L.A.,” said Keele, chairman of the AZA Species Survival Program for elephants and a contributor to the L.A. elephant study. “We are L.A. “We want the facts to be fairly represented because we feel that animal rights groups are misleading the public.” Animal rights groups, for their part, accuse zookeepers of bad elephant husbandry. Melya Kaplan, a Los Angeles-based animal rights activist who has worked closely with the Mayor’s Office, said she doesn’t believe elephants belong in zoos and has proposed that L.A.’s elephants go to a sanctuary. Kaplan said elephant exhibits aren’t about education, as zoos contend, but money and entertainment. She also said zoos have a horrible record at keeping – as well as breeding – elephants. She teaches private school and says her students contend they learn more about elephants on TV than at the Los Angeles Zoo. What L.A. needs, she said, are virtual computerized exhibits – or its own elephant sanctuary in the Santa Monica Mountains. “A preserve right here in L.A. – wouldn’t that be great?” said Kaplan, executive director of Voice for the Animals and producer of “Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy,” a documentary critical of the Los Angeles Zoo that is expected to screen next month. “Let’s bring zoos into the 21st century, bring them into our community – it’s not about closing them, it’s about rethinking them.” While zoo officials say they are constantly rethinking exhibits, they also say keeping elephants is costly. Manuel Mollinedo left his job as general manager of the Los Angeles Zoo to direct the zoo in San Francisco. Only a few weeks after he got there, one sick elephant died. Then another. Amid pressure from animal activists and county supervisors, Mollinedo decided to close the outdated exhibit rather than build a new one. He sent the remaining elephants to a sanctuary, where a third one died. “What my decision boiled down to is, we didn’t have the money we needed to build a new, modern exhibit that would meet the new AZA standards,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to raise enough money to bring the elephants back to San Francisco.” Mollinedo said he hopes Los Angeles could keep its elephants, even if it has to expand its exhibit into an adjacent golf course in Griffith Park. “We could see the storm clouds out there – the attack on zoos, trying to isolate zoos, we knew people loved elephants,” said Los Angeles Zoo General Manager John Lewis. “So we asked, how can we do it right, are we doing it right? “I’m ready to move on – I think we’ve got a good elephant program and do what we do best – teach people about animals.” Anne Baker, director of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, N.Y., said she worries about potential decisions in Los Angeles made by people who may not know anything about elephants. “There are people in this city who know more about our elephants than I do,” said Baker, who has a doctorate in animal sociobiology. “This is their zoo.” Zookeepers say that in today’s shrinking world, they no longer run menageries of amusement, but manage the sheer survival of many species, including elephants. “We’re not furry amusement parks,” said Mike Crowther, director of the Indianapolis Zoo, who said zoos foster a connection between man and animals and an ethos of conservation. “We’re here to change hearts. “We tend to think of extinctions as the ultimate cruelty and we don’t want to let that occur. Sometimes we view ourselves as the Ark – that’s why we’re here, to serve animals.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@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 “I think they are concerned with their own elephant exhibits.” The planned exhibit, on hold pending results of the study by the City Administrative Office, is the latest battleground in the war between animal activists and animal parks. “Without a doubt, no doubt about it, it’s worrisome,” said Mark Reed, director of the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan. “It’s a bad precedent. My concern is that the (Los Angeles) community is not being asked to speak. “We do not like it in our profession when people who don’t know what they’re talking about – and I don’t want to degrade or talk bad about politicians – speak up about elephants when they don’t know all the facts.” The Elephants of Surin exhibit would be four times larger than current quarters for three elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo. In addition to a larger yard, elephants would share a filtered lake, wading pond and waterfall. last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Winter story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Open auditions for the Canyon Theatre Guild production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-10 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Open auditions for the Canyon Theatre Guild production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-10 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business workshop titled All About Business Loans, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News 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. 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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255; Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept! will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. WEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com, or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/littleangels_angelitos. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission is $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons are $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting Course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will take its monthly bus trip to “The Glory of Christmas,” noon-9 p.m. Call (661) 267-2586. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.com or www.sava-na.org. center_img TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. last_img read more

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first_imgRe “Anti-terrorism funding for L.A. misses bull’s-eye” (Dec. 6): The terrorist threat, I feel, has been greatly exaggerated. When I step out of my apartment, I do not worry about terrorists, I worry about gang members and violent crime, reckless drivers, air pollution, and getting mugged while waiting an hour and a half for the bus. What keeps me awake late at night is not the fear of terrorists, but the high cost of housing and health care, over-immigration and living in a city that is a chaotic war zone of everyone against everyone. While the War on Terror is doubtless commendable, the war on poverty, homelessness and violent crime is at least equally important and is not even a minor priority with the Bush administration. Charles B. Edelman Los Angeles Social Security Re “Greenspan urges benefits cuts” (Business, Dec. 3): Alan Greenspan advocates trimming Social Security benefits because the government has promised more than it can afford. In college I helped a professor do research for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act and may have contributed in a small way in its formation. Social Security (FICA) is not funded by the government. Equal deductions from participants’ payroll and employer taxes are the sources. To apply Greenspan’s own quote in its proper context, reducing benefits would “cast an even larger shadow” over the future living standards of Americans. David Pine Northridge Give and take Monday was a big day in my life. I came home to the mail and found two letters spelling out my wife’s and my own new benefits for 2006. My wife received the grand total of $2 per month in Social Security benefits and I, as the breadwinner of my home, received the glorious sum of $31 per month. As usual the government gives with one hand and takes away with the other. Our increase was reduced as a result of the increase in the Medicare deduction. So much for that. Albert Cohen Sherman Oaks Why so long? Re “Tookie’s time running out” (Dec. 4): Thank you for a complete and balanced presentation of the issues surrounding the possibly impending execution of Tookie Williams. I do not claim to know what I would decide at this late date, if I were in the governor’s shoes. One question which has been nagging at me, however, you did not address, nor have I seen it discussed elsewhere. Why, more than 20 years after being sentenced to death, is Williams still alive? What flaw in our legal system allows so much time to pass between sentence and punishment that not one cell in Williams’ body today was a living part of it when he heard his judgment? Paul Morgan Fredrix West Hollywood God has the right Re “Tookie now fashionable cause” (Their Opinions, Dec. 5): There is nothing fashionable about being opposed to the death penalty. People have been opposed to the death penalty for many years because they are compassionate and feel that only God has the right to give and take life. My main reason for opposing the death penalty is that death is the easy way out and it is not clemency to spend the rest of your life incarcerated. Many an innocent person has been put to death due to incompetent public defenders, ambitious prosecutors more interested in furthering their careers. Bob A. Greene West Hollywood Keep them in Mexico Re “Mexico relents on killers” (Dec. 1): I see that Mexico has changed its extradition ruling to allow about 700 wanted criminals who face life sentences for crimes committed in the U.S. to be returned here. Why not leave these hardened criminals in Mexico knowing they won’t come here to face their charges. Let Mexico have the pleasure of their company rather than have 700 of their citizens be supported for life by U.S. taxpayers. Bad enough we spend a king’s ransom on our own citizens who break the law. Mexico ought to do itself and us a big favor and extradite those who face execution for being cop-killers, rapists, kidnappers and murderers. Gordon Green Encino Unjustified raise Re “All but 14 lawmakers to get pay raise” (Dec. 3): A 12 percent pay raise for most of our state lawmakers is justified, among other spins, with the excuse “in order to get the most qualified people” (“to run our state into bankruptcy” should be added to that asinine statement). If these people were so qualified why would they spend millions of dollar to get elected to, apparently, what is considered a low-paying job? In the adjoining article, “Hearings set on UC salaries,” Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (highest-paid legislator) is asking the audit committee to look at UC’s compensation and how they stack up against comparable institutions. So what committee do we ask to compare our $111,000 state Legislature salary to (second-highest salary) New York’s $80,000 salary – 38 percent higher. Don Segien Canoga Park Jesus is the reason Re “Wishing you a PC Christmas” (Dec. 3): Christians all over the world know that Dec. 25 is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Being Christian, I have no qualms about wishing people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In our PC world, it is up to us to bypass the generic holiday greeting and stick with what we believe in our heart. I for one profess daily that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Merry Christmas to all. John Horn Granada Hills Not in public Re “Wishing you a PC Christmas” (Dec. 3): Although Christmas falls between Thanksgiving and New Year, I would not celebrate the birth of Christ in public – not if I were a religious member of a Christian denomination. If I were a believer, I would want to pray and pay tribute with family and friends in private homes and churches. I would not want government to interfere with my rituals, nor would I need government to validate my beliefs. Least of all would I want Christmas to be marketed in public like a slab of meat, along with cars, beer and diamond rings. Oh, the crass commercialism that assaults us this time of year. I would swing open the doors of my church and invite those in need to join me and share my good fortune. Happy Holidays. David Rothman Encino Orange Line crashes Re “Pickup truck, Orange Line bus collide” (Nov. 2): There may be a way to stop drivers from crashing into the Orange Line buses. A large fine for anyone who causes an accident on the busway and take their license away for 30, 60 or 90 days. These accidents are caused by drivers who are on cell phones, running red lights, making illegal turns, etc. Put the blame where the blame belongs, and that is not on the busway. Take responsibility when behind the wheel. Betty Jenkins Chatsworth Strict enforcement Re “Pickup truck, Orange Line bus collide” (Nov. 2): To stop the accidents on the Orange Line we simply need to post a police car at every intersection and have them actually write tickets for going through red lights. Do this for about a week, then cut down to a few intersections – changing them daily. There would be no warnings issued; only tickets given. Robert Lauer West Hills Accepted lies Tinsley’s “Mallard Fillmore” cartoon (Dec. 5) implies that everybody knew that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA. The truth is that her own friends and neighbors denied they knew that she was involved with the CIA. I heard the allegation that everybody knew that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA on conservative television, radio and from conservative columnists. This is another example of the administration’s planted and managed misinformation. If you tell a lie enough times, it will be accepted as the truth. Melvin H. 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At 7-Feet Tall, The Future Is Looking Up For Olejniczak

first_imgBy Giovanna Zavell – Drake Athletic Communications Student AssistantThis story originally appeared in the Feb. 6-9 edition of the Drake Men’s Basketball Gameday Program.It is not difficult to overlook No. 44 of the Drake men’s basketball team, he is 7-feet tall, of course, making him the biggest man on the court on any given night. Moving across the court, towering over other players and continually developing beneath the hoop, freshman Dominik Olejniczak has proven to be a positive addition for the Bulldogs in his first season at Drake.After accepting a scholarship through the Drake basketball program, Olejniczak uprooted his life in Torun, Poland, and moved to Des Moines to pursue his career as a Bulldog.”Drake and a couple of other schools’ coaches came to look at me during the Europe Championships where I was playing with my national team,” Olejniczak said. “Drake contacted and said they were interested in me. I knew it was a good school for not only basketball but also a degree.”Growing up, Olejniczak, despite his mother playing professional basketball and his physical stature, did not enjoy sports and describes himself as not being athletically minded. But, years passed and his parents decided it was time for him to participate in a sport, so at the age of 14, he began playing basketball.”The main reason I started to play was because my mom pushed me,” Olejniczak said. “And, I am pretty tall, so it worked out. The game is really competitive and really physical. You have to be tough.”Olejniczak was in for more adjustments than just learning American basketball. The language barrier between Polish and English became an adjustment he and the team would have to work through.Six months later, Olejniczak says that his English is getting better but he still struggles a little in classes. However, he feels less of a struggle when communicating in practice and games because it is basketball, and “the language of basketball is the same everywhere,” he says.”When he first moved here, Dominik was really struggling with speaking and learning English,” teammate (and freshman) Billy Wampler said. “He still can’t pronounce some words correctly, but he laughs at himself, which is the best part about it. He accepts the fact that he knows he is not perfect at English.”Teammates were surprised by his agility and ability to run the court and jump. His athleticism and large frame provides the team with a big presence on the inside that many other teams in the Missouri Valley Conference do not have. But, there are a few physical aspects of the game Olejniczak is still adjusting to.”The game is a lot more physical and quick here,” Olejniczak said. “As a big man, I struggle with a couple of the defensive aspects. I have the most problems when guarding because you cannot use your hands, which all people in Europe do, you have to use your chest. So, I am getting used to that now.””Dominik has made huge improvements since moving to America,” head coach Ray Giacoletti said. “Everything is new, from learning English and understanding the American game. Every day he is faced with many adjustments and they are all coming together now.”Teammate Reed Timmer mentioned that, like all freshmen, the biggest adjustment is getting used to the game and knowing how hard you have to play in every practice and game.That adjustment became visible midway through the MVC season as Olejniczak scored a then career-high 14 points against Missouri State. That outburst came during a recent seven-game span in which he made 74.2 percent of his shots and averaged 8.7 points per game. He closed the month of January out with back-to-back games of eight points, four rebounds and two blocks against Illinois State and Bradley. That showing earned him his first two collegiate starts against UNI and Wichita State.Timmer expects performances like that to signify and upward trend for Olejniczak as he puts in hours of extra work to develop his game.”He will come to the gym with us late at night and early in the morning just to get better,” Timmer said. “He has a great work ethic which will really help him, especially as time goes on and he gets a feel for the game. It’s a lot different than in Europe. The game is more physical in America than Europe. He will be able to adjust and keep growing as a player, he has a great upside.”Off the court, Olejniczak is studying advertising. Although he does not know which direction that degree will lead him yet, he plans on finding a job related to his area of study once his basketball career has ended.”I chose advertising because I thought it would be a good fit for me and would include a good amount of technology use and experience,” Olejniczak said. “It was also a good fit because my advisor [Dorothy Pisarski] speaks fluent Polish, which is very helpful.”Being away from his friends and family in Poland has been the one of the biggest challenges and they keep in touch through Skype.”My family is 2,500 miles away so it’s not like I can go home every weekend,” Olejniczak said. “I haven’t been home since June and I won’t be back home until May, so it is like 10 months without seeing my family and friends.”Lucky for Olejniczak, he has found a new set of friends and family who are there for him, helping him with each adjustment whether it be on or off the court.”The team is like a brotherhood,” Olejniczak said. “I have been on a couple of teams before and I have never been on a team like this where they are so close. Maybe it is because we see each other everyday on campus and in practice, but it is nice. We have to have a good relationship and be like one person otherwise we can’t work in games and practices. It is really nice that we have good chemistry.”Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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