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Three meets take spotlight today

first_imgFOLLOWING last Saturday’s start of the 2016 athletics season with the Purewater/JC Invitational and the Herbert Morrison First Chance meets, action will switch to three venues today, with all three meets starting at 8:30 a.m.In the Corporate Area, the National Stadium will play host to the Douglas Forrest Invitational, while in central Jamaica, Manchester High will host the Charlie Fuller Field Events. The JAAA/Puma Development meet will take place at nearby Windalco, Kirkvine.All three meets will be used as qualifiers for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be held between March 15-19 at the National Stadium and action is expected to move into another gear today as all three meets are expected to be well represented, with the top high school teams to be on show.At Manchester High, all the throwing events will be contested. At the Douglas Forrest meet, there will be both track and field events, with the track events being the 200m, 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles with the high, long, and triple jumps being contested in the field.Over at Windalco, there will be no field events, but the scheduled 200m, 400m, 800m and 4x800m relays are sure to excite.last_img read more


Rain or Shine dumps Magnolia for 3rd straight win

first_imgView comments Aldrech Ramos paced the Hotshots with 27 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raymond Almazan vs Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine raced to the top four of the standings after brushing off league-leader Magnolia, 101-95, in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Calasiao Sports Complex.The Elasto Painters are all alone at the no. 4 spot of with a 5-3 card while the Hotshots absorbed their second straight loss to drop to third seed at 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Rain or Shine, which never trailed for the full 48 minutes, asserted its dominance as early as the second quarter going on a 16-4 run to end the first half with a 47-35 lead. Ed Daquioag gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead of the game at 21 points, 67-46, after he converted on a three-point play with 5:41 left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaymond Almazan led Rain or Shine with 23 points, six rebounds, and three blocks while James Yap, one of biggest stars of the Magnolia franchise, added 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Elasto Painters.Gabe Norwood and Maverick Ahanmisi both had 12 points for Rain or Shine while also grabbing a combined 15 rebounds. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cobb stars as La Salle halts late UP rally to stay unbeatenlast_img read more


Huge heroin seizure

first_imgSANTA ANA – A Valentine’s Day raid of a suspected drug house netted more than 100 pounds of brown heroin, the largest such seizure in California history and one of the 40 largest brown heroin busts in U.S. history, federal officials said Friday. The 121 pounds of heroin were discovered late Wednesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a house in Anaheim, said William Hayes, assistant special agent-in-charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Orange County. Officers also seized 34 pounds of marijuana and three pounds of a white powder that is likely methamphetamine, he said. Six people were arrested and held on suspicion of drug possession with intent to distribute, officials said. The heroin had a street value of up to $6 million, said Wayne Rositano, resident agent-in-charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Orange County. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “To take 51 kilos off the street is unprecedented in Orange County and it’s unprecented in California,” Hayes said. “No community or county is immune to the threats posed by drug trafficking.” The second-largest largest seizure of brown heroin in California history was last year east of Los Angeles, said Sarah Pullen, DEA spokeswoman. In all of 2006, DEA agents in the Los Angeles office seized a total of 176 pounds of brown heroin, she said. ICE officers found the heroin after U.S. Customs inspectors tipped them off to a car carrying five bundles of the drug that entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego. Immigration officials tracked the car to the home in Anaheim and conducted the raid that night, officials said. Arrested were Luis Alcantar-Zepeda, 28, Jose Casares-Macias, 22, Jairo Ortiz-Diaz, 26, and Rosendo Churape-Cardenas, 37, all of Michoacan, Mexico; and Jacqueline Pimentel, 31, and Rosa Soto, 26, both of Anaheim. All six made initial court appearances Thursday but have not yet been arraigned. Hayes said the investigation was ongoing and more tests on the heroin would likely tell authorities its purity, where the poppies used to make it were grown and could even give clues about which trafficking ring or cartel had made it. Many of the bundles of heroin were in plastic bags marked in black marker with a smiling sun – a certain organization’s tag, he said.last_img read more


Predicted Chelsea line up v Liverpool: What a team!

first_imgThe Blues dealt a devastating blow to the Reds’ title hopes with a 2-0 win on Merseyside last season and will be hoping to inflict even more misery on the home team without ‘parking the bus’ this time. GoalkeeperThibault Courtois is expected to return against Liverpool after been rested midweek. The youngster conceded against struggling QPR and then Petr Cech was beaten against NK Maribor in the Champions League, so both need to improve between the posts, but the Belgian remains first choice. MidfieldNemanja Matic’s equaliser saved Chelsea midweek, before Eden Hazard’s poor penalty denied them a win, but both should remain on the teamsheet. Cesc Fabregas’ form has dipped ever so slightly, after one goal and nine assists in ten games, but the invaluable midfielder is in the sort of form Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard can only dream of. Hardworking Willian should keep Andre Schurrle, who missed another open goal this week, and Ramires out of the team. That would leave brilliant Oscar to complete a formidable line up. AttackMourinho confirmed that Costa will start at Anfield following a goalless midweek appearance. Didier Drogba performed well with three goals in three games in the Spaniard’s absence, but will probably make the bench alongside a recovered Loic Remy. Chelsea have scored in every league game this season and with Costa due a goal, that run looks set to continue. The Blues have the opportunity to record back-to-back league wins over the Reds for the first time since 2005. With Loic Remy and John Obi Mikel back from their injuries, the Blues boss has a fully fit squad going into Saturday’s showdown. Here’s how Chelsea could line up against Liverpool:center_img Speaking before the match, Jose Mourinho said he believed Liverpool have spent well following Luis Suarez’s departure and denied any involvement with Diego Costa’s exemption from Spain’s upcoming internationals. Chelsea will look to extend a 12-point lead over under pressure Liverpool at Anfield in Saturday’s early kick off. 1 DefenceChelsea’s defensive unit is conceding goals and needs to regain its concentration. Manchester United, QPR and Maribor have all been able to score, costing the Blues two useful wins. But John Terry, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic are more than capable of turning things round against Liverpool’s lacklustre attack, especially with Cesar Azpilicueta back from suspension.last_img read more


Marseille ordered to play Europa tie behind closed doors

first_imgThe ban, suspended for two years, was related to numerous crowd incidents in last season’s Europa League in games against RB Leipzig and Salzburg as well as in the final against Atletico Madrid in Lyon.But instead of that they will now have to play their first home game of this season’s Europa League group stage, against Eintracht Frankfurt on September 20, in an empty Stade Velodrome.The threat of having to play a second home game behind closed doors will hang over them for a two-year probationary period, although Marseille will also have to shut the stands at both ends of their ground for their other two Europa League group games, against Lazio and Apollon Limassol of Cyprus.Marseille, who lost last season’s final 3-0 to Atletico, were sanctioned for crowd disturbances, acts of damage, setting off of fireworks and the throwing of objects in last season’s European campaign, said UEFA.In addition to the stadium ban, a fine of 100,000 euros ($116,041) has been maintained, and Marseille have also been ordered to foot the bill for damage caused by their supporters at Lyon’s stadium during the final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dimitri Payet and Marseille will play their next European home game behind closed doors © AFP / Christophe SIMONPARIS, France, Sep 10 – Marseille are no longer at risk of being kicked out of European competition but will have to play their next Europa League game behind closed doors, UEFA said on Monday.The French giants had appealed to European football’s governing body against a threatened ban from competing in continental competition that was handed down in July.last_img read more


TV talker finds it’s time to MoveOn

first_imgIn a related story, Goldberg was unable to defend slavery, which had been indicative to certain parts of the South. What about Little Binky? Members of the Iraqi Parliament returned from a month-long vacation to find that, besides a lack of an oil-sharing deal and their army’s inability to defend the country, they had forgotten to have someone feed the parliament’s pet hamster while they gone. Flowers and donations are requested to be sent to: We Can’t Even Defend Small Rodents How Do You Expect Us To Take Care Of a Country … an Iraqi Hamster Safe House. Yes, damn it, it is hot enough for me! Weeklong delays on the San Diego Freeway were not generated by Valleyites heading for the Arctic confines of the Westside, as most had first thought. “The extra traffic certainly doesn’t help,” said an L.A. Traffic Department official. “But our study confirmed that the real problem was triggered by the thousands of powerless DWP customers attempting to fry eggs on the 405.” Marriage airball: NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has filed for divorce form his wife of five years. “I’m very disappointed. I tried my best to make a happy home,” said O’Neal. “Make a happy home?” replied Mrs. Shaq. “He couldn’t even make a lousy foul shot.” Hey, it worked for Sheen: Former senator and “Law and Order” star Fred Thompson officially announced his candidacy for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” “It’s really not a big deal,” Thompson told Leno. “Martin Sheen said it was at most, 26 weeks, then the reruns let you take the summer off.” Thompson said he expects to serve two terms. “Actually, I’ll only serve one term and then let syndication kick in.” What boobs! More problems with Mattel as 700,000 more toys imported from China were recalled. “I always had the feeling her breasts weren’t real,” said former 7-year-old Joy Little, now an insecure, 45-year-old Chatsworth housewife. “But we never knew they were filled with lead paint.” Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon Dr. Phil M. Withtoxins thinks the toy industry is overreacting. “For years we’ve gotten away with murder breeding bad body image in women,” said Dr. Withtoxins. “And Barbie was our cosmetic-surgery entry doll. Now we’re going to have to just depend on parents reminding their daughters that they should lose some weight.” At least we finally know where the WMD are: A U.S. B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week. “Whoops,” said General Major Understatement. “That’s the last time we let Southwest Airlines load our planes!” Finally, Caruso has company: While Luciano Pavarotti’s gifted voice now serenades the angels, we are all fortunate to have his music forever. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” ( local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Time To MoveOn? Due to an affliction caused by what doctors say was provoked by an excessive use of the phrases “radical left,” “far-left,” “ultra-liberal,” “fanatical left,” and “far-left loons,” talker Bill O’Reilly can no longer speak. “It’s not so much he cant speak,” said Dr. Focks Noos. “It’s just without those words, he doesn’t have anything to say.” A perkier surge: Next to General David Petraeus brilliant battle plan, President Bush has placed most of the credit for the success of the surge on stationing CBS anchor Katie Couric in Iraq. “We wanted to make the war more huggable,” said the president. “And yet, the cut-and-runners are still determined to bring Katie home before her newscast is complete. Let me be perfectly clear: If Couric leaves Iraq before the job is done, the bad news – and ratings – will follow us home.” Keep your friends close and your Sweet & Low closer: At a campaign stop at a New Hampshire high school, some students told Republican presidential candidate John McCain he might be too old to be president. The 71-year-old senator explained to the teens that age is just a state of mind, then chased them off the lawn and had his son drive him to Denny’s for the early-bird special. Do we really need to be makin’ Whoopi? It took all of 15 minutes in Whoopi Goldberg’s “View” debut to surpass the Rosie O’Donnell plateau, defending Michael Vick’s dog-fighting, dog-torturing and dog-killing guilty plea by saying: “There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country.” last_img read more


Bush veto likely in water funding; override planned

first_imgWith the measure’s recent 81-12 passage in the Senate – and last month’s 381-40 vote in the House – advocates say the water bill will survive. California Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and helped shepherd the bill to passage, has vowed a vote to override Bush if he does veto it. “I hope that when the president sees the strong bipartisan support … he will reconsider his veto threat,” Boxer said after the bill passed. The projects in it, she said, “will help meet our water infrastructure needs and protect our communities from the threat of floods and storms.” In Ventura County, Jeff Pratt, director of the watershed protection district, applauded the $89.7 million set aside for the Matilija Dam. While the project to pull the dam down by 2010 and restore the natural process of the river has already budgeted several million dollars, Pratt said becoming eligible for federal funds will make a big difference. “We could be doing more if we had more money,” Pratt said. In all, the bill includes $1.3 billion for 54 flood control and restoration projects in California. (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – More than $207 million for Southland water projects hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill in a battle between Congress and President George W. Bush over a major water-resources bill. Bush is expected to veto the measure, which authorizes $23 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging, flood control, dam safety and ecosystem projects nationwide – including $25 million for the revitalization of the Los Angeles River and $89 million to remove Ventura County’s Matilija Dam and restore the area’s ecosystem. Taxpayer groups on Wednesday hailed the expected presidential veto, saying the Water Resources Development Act is 53 percent over budget and represents egregious overspending. But members of Congress and others who support the funding have vowed to override any presidential veto. last_img read more



first_imgTHE staff of Kelly’s Toyota in Letterkenny and Mountcharles want to send their best wishes to Jim McGuinness, all the Donegal players and all the trainers and staff in their quest for All-Ireland glory on September 23 at Croke Park.* Kelly’s Toyota has made a €100 donation to the team’s Players Fund in return for placing this support advert on Donegal Daily.You can support the team by advertising your business in support of Jim and the team with all your money going to the team. Just email Grace Ann at  BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTA was last modified: September 12th, 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:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTAlast_img read more



first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:We had a great Men’s Captain’s Prize week in the club. And the weather was good for most of the week. Everyone would like to thank Eugene for his hospitality during the week. He was in the clubhouse at all times during the week. The prizes on offer in each competition were fantastic and it was great that he went back to his routes to select the main prizes. I am sure Geraldine gave a helping hand picking the prizes. Michael Kelly finally fulfilled the potential he has been showing for the last six months. He is a worthy winner. Well done to all the prize winners. Everyone had an enjoyable day on Saturday and there was a great night had by all in the clubhouse on Saturday night.Next Friday the 21st August sees the final of the club mixed foursomes. The finalist will start their round at 5pm all other couples are invited to play for daily prizes and their tee off will start from 4pm so that everyone will be back in the club house for the presentation of prizes which will take place directly before the caravanners quiz. Our competition next Saturday the 22nd August is one of the most popular on our calendar of events for the year “The caravanners classic” This always proves to be a great day and creates a great buzz around the club, Please get your name on the time sheet if you haven’t done so already to be in with a chance of winning some of the great prizes on offer. . Please make sure to support this competition. The quiz on the Friday night is as always hosted by the great quiz master himself Brian Gilfedder, please tell your friends and bring them along for a test of their general knowledge skills , it’s always a great nights craic and a great start to the weekends festivities.Please put a note in your diary for Friday night the 28th August as I think it will prove to be one of the best nights Dunfanaghy Golf has ever seen “Tales of old and Stories to be told “is the theme for the night. Names like James Brogan, Sean Ferriter , Mick McGinley ,Roger Green and many more will give us all and insight into times past at the club. More info on this will follow later so please keep the date free. Most matches have to be played in the Challenge Cup. The committee would ask all matches be completed in the next week.Results:Monday 10th AugustCaptains Shoot Out1st Conor Hanna2nd Dean McColganWednesday 12th AugustOpen Single Stableford 1st Sean Duffy Jun 40pts2nd Michael wilson 39ptsGross Chris Marriot 31pts3rd Brian Adair 38pts botCat Stanley Johnston 38pts1st 9 Conar Moore 21pts2nd 9 Killian McGinley 21ptsCSS 37ptsThursday 13th AugustCaptains Mixed Foursome1st Fergus Walsh/Nikki McCaffrey 58 1/22nd Bill & Paula McCallion 62Friday 14th AugustCaptains Scramble1st Shaun Duffy sen/Heather Hamilton/Ruth Stewart 54 2/32nd Peter Sullivan/Mark Sullivan/Kevin Ward 57.5Saturday 15th AugustCaptains Day1st Michael Kelly 642nd Michael Cannon (Non Qualifying) 63Gross Daniel McColgan 713rd Michael J Mcginley 644th Nigel Doherty 655th Liam McBride 66 bot6th Mal Johnston 66 botCat Jim Carey 66Past Captains Paul Burton 66 botJuvenile Cat 1 + 2 Niall McCormick 65Committee William McCallion 67Non Qualifying Darren Murray 66 There are a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 19th of August 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Friday 21st of August 2015 – Club Mixed foursomes final• Saturday 22nd of August 2015 – Caravanner’s Classic• Sunday 23rd of August 2015 – Gent’s Monthly Medal CompetitionYou can book on-line at Dunfanaghy Golf club website or ring the clubhouse on 0749136335.Ladies Notes;Lady Captain Mabel Gillespie revealed her creative and artistic side in her Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday 8th August. Her week started on 4th August with the very popular Blind Pairs competition. The weekly Tuesday stableford competition was played as normal over 18 holes. After all the cards were returned, the pairings were revealed and the points combined to find the winning pair. Gillian Robinson (24) made the most of the very windy conditions to have the best card on the day with 32 points, followed by Olivia Moore (14) 31 points . Gillian and Caitlin Hegarty combined to have the best pair of scores, with last year’s second placed pairing of Geraldine Magee and Mavis Curtis once again being paired together to be runners up.The weather gods shone down on Lady Captain Mabel on Saturday 8th August and despite every type of weather having been forecast in the run up to her day, the competitors remained largely dry in what can only be described as very fresh conditions. The CSS was 39 points and Lyn McOwen was the only lady to have a 2, which she did at the 13th. The winner of the Lady Captain’s prize was Heather Hamilton (21) with 39 points.The full results are as follows:1 Heather Hamilton (21) 39 points (BOT)2 Eileen Tiffney (31) 39 points (BOT)Gross Kerry Eakin (7) 24 points3 Jill McCorkell (24) 38 points4 Barbara Eakin (14) 37 points (BOT)5 Mary Lafferty (21) 37 points BOT1st 9 Rosie Agnew (21) 20 points2nd 9 June Nelson (24) 19points (BOT)Student Emma Forbes (9) 36 pointsLady Guest Brid Kearney (Gweedore) (17) 37 pointsPast Captain Caitlin Hegarty (19) 33 points (BOT)Committee Deborah Moore (22) 35 points BOTNon qualifier Amy Chambers (2) 31 pointsLongest drive Amy ChambersNearest the pin Caitlin HegartyThe CSS for the Gents’ Competition, played on the morning of Saturday 8th August, was 36 points. The results for this competition follow:1 Keith Lapsley 39 points2 Colin Higgs 38 points (BOT)Gross Michael Wilson 27 points3 Dan Sweeney 38 points1st 9 Patrick McGinley 20 points2nd 9 Peter Wilson 20 points (BOT)Visitors’ Prize Jamie GillespieCongratulations to the Lady Captain, so ably supported by her family, for hosting such a memorable competition and making everyone feel so welcome. The ladies of the Club wish Captain Eugene Magee well for his day next Saturday, 15th August.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL CAPTAIN’S WEEK was last modified: August 18th, 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:Sportlast_img read more



first_imgA new application has been made to open an ‘amusement arcade’ in Letterkenny.The latest plan to the local town council is to change an existing retail outlet at Ballyraine Business Park into an amusement arcade.The application, which also includes a change of signage at the front of the premises, is before the council. The plan has been forwarded in the name of Darren McGarry with an address at 5 Grey Rocks, Milford.It is not known at this stage if the arcade includes plans to install controversial poker machines.It is expected that the council will ask for further information as to the nature of the application when it meets next Monday, July 8th.The council recently shot down plans to change the old Gleneany House Hotel at Port Roundabout into an amusement arcade. Cllr Gerry McMonagle said at the time that he was completely against such plans.He said this kind of development was not in keeping with the town plan.He also publicly stated that such establishments only led to social problems such as gambling issues. NEW APPLICATION MADE TO OPEN ‘AMUSEMENT ARCADE’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 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:amusement arcadeBallyraine Retail ParkLetterkenny Town Councillast_img read more