first_img$247,558 46% 11 SANTA ANITA REMEMBERS SNOW CHIEF ON SATURDAY 14 7 7 JockeyMts $975,750 $785,675 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 1st Heriberto Figueroa44 12 17 8 28 20 Andrew Lerner14 $994,604 5 9% William Spawr21 Martin Garcia63 26 17% $207,350 $1,221,277 ITM% Philip D’Amato78 19 Jerry Hollendorfer50 7 9 17% 21 22 44% $194,167 15% 13 18% 50% 11 $584,580 17 6 49% (Current  from April 12 through Saturday, June 15) 64% 7 8 13 22% 2 $1,356,920 4 5 11 16 10 7 19 27 $1,152,025 $1,065,174 20% 7 58% 19% 42% 42% $166,653 6 5 Rafael Bejarano126 50% 10 $387,073 $258,075 22% 1st 14 24% Bob Baffert32 5 50% $352,313 $811,931 7 15 Joseph Talamo112 Kent Desormeaux64 52% Flavien Prat120 20% 22% $600,874 5 5 $259,604 47% TrainerMts 19 $644,478 TEAM PRAT NEARS SPRING TITLE AT SANTA ANITAWith four racing days remaining in the spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet, Flavien Prat holds a comfortable 27-21 lead over runner-up Rafael Bejarano in the jockeys’ race, but the 26-year-old Frenchman captured an even bigger prize Saturday.“Flavien was awarded his Kentucky Derby trophy yesterday at Churchill Downs and he’ll be receiving it by UPS in a day or two,” said his agent, Derek Lawson, Sunday morning where it was business as usual lining up mounts for the meet’s final two days.“It’s got his name on it, which is huge. It’s a beautiful trophy and something he’ll be able to cherish his entire life in his trophy case at home.“It was important to keep doing well coming off the winter meet. Losing one racing day hurt statistics overall, but otherwise things are going really well.“We’re way ahead of schedule in money won ($9,265,290 this year). Obviously, the Derby helped ($1,860,000 for Country House, who was moved into first via disqualification).”Prat finished second to Joel Rosario, 56-52, in the winter portion of the meet from Dec. 26 through April 7.HAPPIEST FATHER’S DAY FOR SOMEONE AT SANTA ANITA TODAYWith a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita officials project today’s total 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool could reach the $5 million mark by fourth race post time. And, with a live-money Jackpot carryover of $1,260,210 set to stoke Sunday’s pari-mutuel fires, anticipation is running high indeed as Santa Anita approaches the penultimate Sunday of its Winter/Spring Meet.A whopping $284,905 in “new” money was wagered Saturday, creating a total Jackpot pool of $1,479,890. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 10 consolation tickets, each worth a tidy $15,219.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race, which starts the Jackpot, is at 2:55 p.m.HISPANIC STABLE EMPLOYEES TO MAKE INDUSTRY CASE ON THURSDAY      The legion of dedicated Hispanic workers on Santa Anita’s backstretch will make their voices heard Thursday in an effort to counter attacks in the media that threaten their love and care of horses, their livelihood and their financial survival.“The attacks against our jobs continue in the press and we must respond,” reads a flyer distributed to stable area workers. It goes on: “Our jobs are threatened if we don’t respond. The public needs to know about the care and love we have for our horses. We also want to strengthen protections for our horses and our jobs.“We are asking ALL stable area personnel, trainers and employees to gather in a display of unity before the media” on Thursday, June 20, 10:45 a.m. at Clockers’ Corner.Oscar de la Torre, spokesperson for the workers, will be on hand to facilitate the event and to coordinate media interviews.“I’ve been working with the backstretch employees to tell their story,” said de la Torre, who was born and raised in Santa Monica and whose parents immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico.“We understand that the closure of Santa Anita would be devastating to their livelihoods. People depend on the income they earn from their jobs here, and we also provide an onsite clinic for them and housing.“We already have 59,000 homeless people in the city of Los Angeles. We don’t want to contribute to that social problem. We want to make sure we protect the horses and the workers’ livelihood. They are the individuals who make this industry what it is.“It’s very important to understand that people cannot work here if they do not love horses, and also that closure of Santa Anita or impairment to this industry also impairs the livelihood of workers who depend on it for their well-being.“It would have more than an impact on the animals, but a human impact as well, which is why educating public officials is important and that hurting the industry hurts the individuals who have realized the American Dream.”Santa Anita’s current leading trainer, Doug O’Neill, has also been instrumental in helping to organize Thursday’s event, as has CTT Executive Director Alan Balch.“Our Hispanic employees are the hardest-working people back here and they’re people who do all the work, yet haven’t had a voice in any of this disaster,” said O’Neill. “This show of unity is just a baby step, but it gives them a chance to present the reality of what’s going on. I’m excited that our hard-working employees will have a voice.”SNOW CHIEF ENDED WHITTINGHAM’S TRIPLE CROWN HOPESSanta Anita highlights the final weekend of the spring portion of its current meet by showcasing seven stakes, one of which is Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf for California-bred or sired three-year-olds.Named for the male three-year-old champion of 1986 trained by Mel Stute, son Gary, a trainer in his own right, recalls one nifty snippet from Snow Chief’s bid to capture that year’s Kentucky Derby, for which the California-bred son of Reflected Glory was favored at 2-1 but finished 11th behind Ferdinand, ridden by Bill Shoemaker and trained by Charlie Whittingham.“The day after Snow Chief disappointed in the Derby,” Gary said, “Mel had to catch an early flight to California. The groom was still in bed sleeping, so my Dad and one of his other owners, Dr. David Brown, brought the horse out of his stall and took the bandages off his legs.“Dr. Brown was holding Snow Chief who was trying to bite his hands, when who comes out of his barn but Whittingham, sees what’s happening and says, ‘Gimme that shank!’ He took the horse and told my Dad, ‘Mel, just throw out that race.“I ran a filly the day before in the Oaks I thought couldn’t lose and she didn’t hit the board. Some horses just don’t like this track.’“He actually talked Mel into running in the Preakness. Mel was going to go home. So when we won the Preakness and Ferdinand finished second, Charlie told him, ‘I ain’t too bright.“‘If I didn’t talk you into running, I’d be going for the Triple Crown.’”HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISERFifteen Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.Braulio Baeza, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez are scheduled to be on hand.There will be a free autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Paddock Gardens area and a free Silent Auction for all on-track fans from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the autograph signing area.Tickets starting at $65 are on sale at Walk-up tickets will be available. It includes a Chandelier Room party during the races featuring a buffet and a specialty drink.Fans can also participate in an on line auction for valuable memorabilia at this website link: more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at (626) 574-6413LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Soi Phet works 5 furlongs. 6-16-19 (Powell)Just A Smidge works 4 furlongs. 6-16-19 (Baffert)Sneaking Out (Outside) and Sea’s Journey works 5 furlongs. 6-16-19 (Hollendorfer)Richard Mandella gives an update on Omaha Beach after returning to Santa Anita Park.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Turf Sprinter Master Ryan. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s King Abner. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Stakes Winner Lombo. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Veteran Kenjisstorm. 6-13-19XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 16th, 2019Quick Questions: With Trainer Dan Blacker. 6-13-19Oliver (Outside) and Seeking Refuge works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (O’Neill)Reedley (Outside) and Victory Element works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Baffert)Emtech (Outside) and Rapport worked 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Callaghan) River Boyne works 4 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Mullins)Bellafina works 3 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Callaghan)Shoemaker Mile winner Bolo works 3 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Gaines)FINISH LINES: Bombard is scheduled to make his first start in 11 months Sunday in the Grade III American Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on turf. “He’s doing real well,” said trainer Richard Mandella of the son of War Front, who also sired Omaha Beach. “Bombard had a chip taken out of a knee after running second (by a head) in the Wickerr last July 22.” Meanwhile, Mandella has Omaha Beach back jogging at Santa Anita after the pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby returned home Monday from the Blue Grass State following surgery for an entrapped epiglottis. “He’ll jog for a few more days,” Mandella said. Also set for the American is City of Hope Mile winner Sharp Samurai for Mark Glatt. Victor Espinoza has the mount . . . Congratulations to Rafael Bejarano on reaching the milestone of 4,000 career wins in North America Saturday by capturing the third race on Portal Creek by nearly four lengths for trainer Bob Hess Jr. . . . Santa Anita Oaks winner Bellafina breezed three furlongs Saturday in 38.40 in preparation for the Grade I Test Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Saratoga on Aug. 3 . . . Father’s Day hunch: the two-year-old colt Mickelson debuts in today’s second race for trainer Keith Desormeaux. Golfing star Phil Mickelson celebrates his 49th birthday today . . .The LA Angels’ 2018 American League Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born major leaguer to hit for the cycle this past Thursday and his namesake, Ohtani, has a big look in today’s ninth race for trainer Bill Spawr, as he tries grass and two turns for the first time vs. maiden $50,000 claimers . . . Half-sisters Smiling Annieand Moonshine Annie compete against eachother in today’s first race. Both are trained by Mark Glatt for owners/breeders Al and Sandee Kirkwood. Smiling Annie’s sire is Smiling Tiger while Moonshine Annie’s is Discreetly Mine, while the dam of each is Bootleg Annie . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing this Monday through Thursday. Live action resumes 1 p.m. Friday, June 21. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Win% 4 Victor Espinoza54 Geovanni Franco89 48% 10 $622,271 DERBY WINNER PRAT NEARS THE SPRING RIDING TITLE 57% 12% 2nd 44% 6 18% 3 3rd 8 4 15 12% $1,185,038 18% Money Won 16 43% 50% 3rd 22% 16% 13 $303,859 Steven Miyadi25 21% Money Won 48% 17 13 23% 8 Mark Glatt72 18% 50% Martin Pedroza42 8 6 13 DEDICATED STABLE EMPLOYEES SPEAK OUT THURSDAY 14 44% 5 13 6 46% Edwin Maldonado70 5 Jorge Velez57 58% 5 8 24% 9 1 John Sadler64 1 Tiago Pereira124 8 TODAY’S MANDATORY JACKPOT MAY REACH $5 MILLION 7 24% 11 8 7 ITM% Win% Doug O’Neill98 50% 9 37% Steve Knapp33 37% 3 72% 14 $158,406 Aaron Gryder79 15 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.54 18% 2nd $601,297 $775,570 14 0 19% $519,553 50% 13 Drayden Van Dyke99 7 5 21 12 49% 1 5 22% $282,244 $1,995,173 20% 16% Richard Mandella28 John Shirreffs21 13% $739,487 6 16% 52% 15% J. Keith Desormeaux28 53% 3 Ruben Fuentes108 7 20 $212,456 14 5 52% George Papaprodromou25 $302,092 22 24% Leonard Powell24 2 3 4 11 $768,927 Mario Gutierrez69 3 54% 10 Richard Baltas70 6 Vladimir Cerin43 17 11% 57% 23% $1,126,128 $516,480 36% 10last_img read more

Channels: “The ERTE of Barça? Many clubs live daily …”

first_imgSergio Canales remains confined like all Betis players. In Seville, from his home, he offered a curious vision of the ERTES that are being lived in some teams such as Barcelona: “What if I understand? No. But football and many of their clubs live daily and as soon as something fails they have a terrible time … and Barça must be one of them. I don’t go into those questions but I understand them, “he said in statements 20 minutes away.“We moved fast and with the decrease in our salaries we have been able to avoid ERTE for the moment. Of course we understand it and, furthermore, in Betis there are many workers whose families depend on their wages. That is why we did it, “added the Santander footballer, who, depending on the scenario in which LaLiga was left, could lower his annual emoluments by up to 15 percent. Canales has drawn a conclusion, above all from the consequences of this coronavirus pandemic: “We are very vulnerable. We must be more united than before and we must not believe that we control everything. Note that fifteen years ago, my friends and I we thought that in the year 2020 we would see cars fly and it turns out that we do not see them or roll down the road because we are all locked up at home. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 9, 2020center_img The Cantabrian continues to advocate ending the campaign in any way: “Right now football is not important, but if, within the measures decreed by the authorities, it is possible for us to end the season, I think it would be important for us to finish it to give a final folder and, thus, be able to look at the next season in a different way. We must do everything possible, as long as it is safe for everyone, and, as some of my colleagues say, if we have to run out of vacations, then we run out of vacations because it would be very important to end the season. “last_img read more

The Drainage Problem: How Long Will It Take Us To Fix It?

first_imgFor several decades now the people of Monrovia, the Monrovia City Council and the Liberian government have known about the problems of drainage in the city. Indeed from time immemorial we  have also known of the high level of rainfall with which every year the country is blessed.  Yet each year when the Rainy Season comes, it seems to take us by complete surprise.Why do we say that?  Because each time the rains arrive, they have the identical effect,   especially on the most vulnerable amongst us—the people who live in slums, near poorly maintained drainages or even on the Capital By-Pass and the road through Clara Town.  Some years ago it was alleged that one of the stores in Clara Town had been built over a plumbing main and this was partly responsible for the flood that frequents that area during heavy rains.Have the Ministry of Public Works and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) ever investigated that in order to fix the problem, one way or another?It seems to us that these are the two government institutions that are chiefly responsible, among other things, to be concerned about drainage problems in the cities and everywhere else.  To ensure that the roads and thoroughfares in the cities and around the country are passable and regularly restrained from flooding, these are definitely a function of Public Works.As for the LWSC, this Agency, as its name dictates, is responsible for all the water problems in the country, beginning with the supply of water for home, commercial and industrial uses, and even for recreation.  There is also the issue of the control of water.  When a water main breaks, the LWSC should rush there not only because it installs maintains all the mains, but also because mains gush out water, causing serious problems for the public, and water is LWSC’s business.More specifically, LWSC is also responsible for properly maintaining the drainages in the cities and around the country.  In Monrovia alone, there are drainages which for decades have been poorly maintained.  Historically the worst ones have been those on Center Street, where we bury our dead; Soniwean, and Bushrod Island, especially the Clara Town area.  We call on LWSC to take preemptive measures to check around all the densely populated areas of the capital city–central Monrovia, New KruTown, Slip Way, Vai Town, Clara Town, Logan Town, the area adjacent the Free Port of Monrovia and Duala–to ensure that water is not only sufficiently supplied in these areas, but also properly managed, especially during the heavy rains. Are there drainages in those places? Do drainages need be built there?  That is Water and Sewer’s business and they should see about it right away, and not wait until there is a crisis.Water and Sewer should also undertake a comprehensive survey of the water situation around the country, map all the water-related problematic areas and develop a plan to deal with each one.This exercise should be not only the responsibility of LWSC alone, but the Ministry of Public Works, too, because the matter of floods also affects roads, and that is Public Works’ business.So here is our proposal: that the Ministry of Public Works and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation develop a Joint Task Force to scout the entire country with the aim of identifying potential flooding problems that could place people’s lives and livelihood in danger–and make the roads impassable, if even for a few hours.Needless to say, the LWSC should also become directly involved in the whole business of sanitation, for this has very serious water implications, too. LWSC must be concerned about the water which, during the heavy rains, flows from dumpsites and the implications for the people in the immediate vicinities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

APNU supporters attempt to disrupt PPP Berbice meeting

first_imgSupports of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Friday attempted to disrupt a Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) public meeting in New Amsterdam, Berbice where Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo delivered the keynote address.Police officers were forced to caution the rowdy group which turned up with placards and started chanting during the meeting.A Police officer cautions an APNU protester at the New Amsterdam, Berbice meetingThis, however, did not deter Jagdeo from addressing the gathering at New Amsterdam, Berbice. Jagdeo told the crowd that APNU Councillors on the NA municipality have been delivering broken promises, and from their track record, it can clearly be seen that they are incompetent. He noted that all Guyanese will experience more suffering under APNU.“I urge you to come out and vote them out on November 12, so we can send a strong signal to them for 2020,” the Opposition Leader said, as he advised person to vote at the upcoming Local Government Elections.He noted that at Central Government level, billions have been spent since the APNU/AFC took office, but there is nothing substantial to show for it.According to Jagdeo, under the APNU/AFC Government, thousands of jobs have been lost, which has a direct negative impact on 150,000 persons out of a population of 750,000.“While all this is happening there has not been a single major infrastructural development project,” he contended.He went into details to outline the few major projects which are ongoing and said those were all started under the PPP Government.“The Airport Expansion project was started under the PPP, the East Bank Road project was started under the PPP…We had a plan to develop a deep-water harbour here in New Amsterdam that would have created thousands of jobs…Remember in December 2016 Trotman (Raphael) said he was going to spend US$500 million to start a project in New Amsterdam from January 1, to do the deep-water harbour? Today that has disappeared. They promised 10,000 jobs there,” the Opposition Leader pointed out.Jagdeo also made mention of the difficulties the bauxite industry is currently facing, and recalled measures which were put in place under the PPP Administration when a similar situation occurred to remedy the situation and save jobs.The former Head of State, in his address which was tailored to expose what he referred to as an incompetent Government, explained that apart from the job losses, the entire economy is falling apart.“If you think that we are at the end of the hardships, I just want you to know that we are just at the beginning of the hardships with this Government. We will witness more job losses, more depression and more hunger, and all because of the incompetence and corruption of this Government,” he predicted.Jagdeo said the average Guyanese will feel the long-term damage that the current Administration is doing to Guyana.“This damage will become profound, and the reversal of the damage will be hard to take place. By the end of four years, they would have spent one trillion dollars; that in one thousand billion dollars, and what do we have to show for it? Rice is in decline, sugar is in decline, the forestry sector is now producing half of what we used to produce, small gold mining is down, retail trading is down, construction is down. Every sector of the economy is not performing well. After spending $1 trillion of our money, we have lost 30,000 jobs since this Government came into office, although they came into office with a promise of creating more jobs,” he noted.Jagdeo further lashed out at the current Administration, saying that both the education and housing sectors are in decline.“We have a message for all Guyana, because we are a national party; and so I ask all of you to help on Election Day to get the PPP candidates elected, so we can strike another blow in favour of freedom, democracy and progress in Guyana,” he added.At the meeting, PPP candidate for the constituencies of New Amsterdam also slammed the current APNU-led Municipal administration, calling for a pest control programme to be implemented in the town.The Mayor and Town Council was criticised for its poor garbage collection system, increased property taxes, poor drainage, the poor state of the town’s cemeteries, and poor accountability of the town’s finances.Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo held a public meeting at Auchlyne Village, Corentyne, where he called for persons to go to the polls on Election Day and vote for a fit and proper persons. “It doesn’t matter if the person is from APNU, of from PPP or the AFC; once it is a fit and proper person, you vote for them,” he said.The PPP supporters were also there, and picketed both Nagamootoo and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who also addressed that meeting. The group was calling for the AFC to remove the names of the persons who were tricked into signing the AFC’s list of backers at Whim/Bloomfield NDC area.last_img read more

Damaged DHB causes garbage build-up in Georgetown

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was faced with a garbage pile-up situation in central Georgetown as a result of the damaged Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).A pile-up of garbage just outside the Stabroek Market areaOwing to the bridge repairs, which have been ongoing since Monday, the major contract garbage collector, Pooran Disposal, is presently unable to provide services to the city since the company is headquartered on West Coast Demerara and utilises the Demerara Harbour Bridge.This, coupled with the illegal disposal of garbage by businesses, vendors, and citizens in central Georgetown, is the cause of a massive build-up of waste throughout the city.On Tuesday, the garbage-collecting company was scheduled to use pontoons to remove the waste; however, this proved futile.According to Mayor Ubraj Narine, M&CC is presently utilising available resources to assist the situation.The Mayor has since called on persons in central Georgetown and other affected areas to keep the waste on their premises until such time that the Council is able to proceed with its normal scheduling.“I beg the public to bear with us, this is something that we did not expect and this is something that we did not prepare for but we are working to get this matter resolved as soon as possible… We are currently seeking the participation of our citizens to not dump anywhere around our city and to assist us where possible to ensure that our city continues to be free of litter… I call on the business entities to please desist from dumping garbage illegally because that will cause more chaos in the city at this point of time, garbage have reduce tremulously,” Narine pleaded.Director of Solid Waste Management, Walter Narine cautioned the citizens against dumping their garbage on the streets.The Demerara Harbour Bridge was closed to traffic early Monday morning after a tug and a barge slammed into the bridge. The bridge was reopened to light traffic on Tuesday afternoon.last_img read more

Guinness launch five-aside football tourney

first_imgThe winning team from Kenya will represent the country alongside a team from Uganda and host Nigeria with the ultimate winner facing off with Rio Ferdinand’s celebrity team. The games will be aired live on Africa’s top pay-tv channel, DSTV.Speaking at the launch, Kenya Breweries Limited Marketing Manager – Guinness, Nduku Wamakau said, “The Guinness brand is all about sharing with friends. The campaign aims to offer extra-ordinary experience not only in Kenya but also in Lagos-Nigeria for an experience of a lifetime. These are among the many ways the brand has over time, been at the forefront of expanding our football horizons and experiences.”Stephen Oloo (left) from Team Compton FC dribbles the ball from Harun Mutwe (right) of Team Pro Soka during a night football activation in Nairobi.The five-aside tournament will see teams from Lake Region covering Western and Nyanza, Mountain Region that will converge teams from Central, Rift Valley and Nairobi Region battle for the sole prize with the grand finale slatted for December 7 in Nairobi.Each regional winner team will pocket Sh50,000 and a chance to travel to Nairobi to battle it out in the finals to determine the winning 5-aside team to the pan-African tournament while the 1st runners up in the regionals will get Sh20,000.The first regional event will take place on the weekend of October 25 at the Simba Union Club in Kisumu.With the overall winner winning the ultimate prize of fully paid trip to Lagos, the first runners up will walk away with Sh150,000 while the second runners up will go home with Sh100,000.The 5-member team will register via the appointed ‘captain’ who will share team member details. This is by filling registration forms in the outlets or through the Guinness microsite on the brand’s social media pages.0Shares0000(Visited 63 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Silas Omondi (left) from Team Soka Masters shields the ball from Peter Ngumo (right) of Team Pro Soka during a night football activation in Nairobi.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – English Premier League media broadcast sponsor Guinness has unveiled a five-aside football tournament to run for 12 weeks in Kenya where the winner will earn a ticket to represent the country in Lagos, Nigeria at the pan-African tourney.The campaign dubbed ‘Guinness Night Football’ with the slogan Come play, Come watch, encourages football fans to either participate for a chance to win or watch for their love of football.last_img read more


first_imgPat the Cope GallagherPat the Cope Gallagher has failed to be elected as his party’s nomination for the position of Ceann Comhairle.The Fianna Fáil party instead chose Seán O’Fearghail as the party’s candidate this afternoon.The Kildare South TD was chosen by the members ahead of Pat “the Cope” Gallagher, Brendan Smith, Michael Monyihan, and John McGuinness.It had been thought the West Donegal TD was the favourite of the position. PAT THE COPE FAILS IN BID TO BECOME CEANN COMHAIRLE was last modified: March 7th, 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


first_imgUPDATED 12.10pm: The Garda leading the investigation into the death of Donegal man Seamus Doherty has said he died a “traumatic death.”The body of the 67 year old Glenswilly man was found in the bathroom of his home at Drumacancoo in the early hours of Sunday morning last.At first it was thought that Mr Doherty’s death had been down to natural causes or perhaps suicide. However a full examination by State Pathologist Marie Cassidy yesterday found marks on Mr Doherty’s body which suggested he had been murdered.Supt Eugene McGovern of Milford Garda Station confirmed the investigation has been upgraded to a murder investigation but said he could not say how he died.“As a result of post mortem our enquiries have been upgraded to a murder enquiry.“We are not releasing circumstances of death but we can confirm he suffered a traumatic death and we are satisfied to upgrade the death to a murder investigation,” he told at Letterkenny Garda Station where the murder inquiry is based. The father of four was well-known around the area.He was a retired farmer who had a major interest in horses.Mr Doherty was known to the Gardai and had convictions for various public order offences.He was last seen in Letterkenny on Saturday afternoon and now Gardai want to trace his movements before he arrived home that evening.Garda forensic experts continue to carry out an investigation around Mr Doherty’s home which remains sealed off. A full incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda station.DONEGAL MAN DIED A TRAUMATIC DEATH – GARDA was last modified: June 20th, 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:ChurchilldeathInspector Eugene McGovernMilfordSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

Lady Cardinals settle for fourth place

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Corning Lady Cardinals finished fourth in the Holiday Classic Tournament with 66-47 loss to the Foothill Cougars Saturday afternoon in the third place game.The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, going up 13-6 halfway through the first period, but the Cards would fight back and pull within 4 to finish the period 18-14. The Cougars pulled away again in the second period, opening with a 9-0 run, and the Cardinals didn’t have an answer, going into halftime down 41-26.The …last_img

Why Nick Mullens was the 49ers’ only logical choice to start vs. the Giants (and beyond)

first_imgWally Pipp probably deserved better.While the reason is subject to debate, the Yankees starting first baseman did not play on June 2, 1925, making way for a young backup named Lou Gehrig to get into the lineup.Whether it was a small slump, his trouble hitting lefties, or — the most popular story — a headache, it cost Pipp his starting job for just more than the day; Gehrig started against the Washington Senators and played for 2,129 consecutive games after that, becoming baseball’s all-time …last_img