Money Magnet will use class to stay Oaks trip

first_imgTRAINER Richard Azan yesterday said though MONEY MAGNET’s lineage points to speed, he is convinced that she will use her class to stay this afternoon’s Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres. Though bred to sprint, Azan’s filly is a versatile winner of three races. She has competed at distances ranging from five furlongs to a mile – at which she placed third behind SHE’S A MANEATER and BILINGUAL in the 1000 Guineas three weeks ago. She is by Nuclear Wayne out of Jazzy Jet, whose sire is Al’s River Cat, is a renowned speed stallion. “Strange enough, Al’s River Cat is out of River Man, who comes from a line of stayers. However, everything Al’s River Cat has thrown in Jamaica are sprinters,” Azan pointed out. “However, when horses run among their peers, by virtue of class, they seem to do things they would not normally do in open company,” he added. “SAINT CECELIA, as a sprinter won the Oaks comfortably, she was running against her peers. I believe it will be a competitive race. “I would not be surprised if MONEY MAGNET runs a really good race, and I give her as good a chance as anybody.”last_img read more

VP BOAKAI Turns over $1.4M UK Church Donation to MOH

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has turned over a 40-ft container loaded with “critical medical and other supplies” to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and the National Ebola Task Force (NETF).The donation is designed to beef up the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is claiming more lives in Mano River basin, including Liberia.The container, marked “Ebola Only,” was turned over to the MOHSW during a brief ceremony held at the Freeport of Monrovia and attended by Liberian Government officials.Speaking at the ceremony, VP Boakai expressed thanks to Rev.Trevor Cockings of His Church for the donation.  His Church is an international charity based in the United Kingdom, which is devoted to relief and humanitarian work for the donation.This donation will go a long way in the fight against the epidemic, the VP said.Amb. Boakai said the shipment of these supplies to Liberia at the time when the nation is battling the Ebp;a virus, which has so far killed over 2100 persons in Liberia, was a significant contribution to the fight against the deadly disease.  He assured the donors that the items would be used for the intended purpose.The other two containers with food and non-food items will go to residents in “quarantined communities” with basic needs, while helping to contain the spread of the virus and the loss of additional lives, he added.However, it is yet unclear what will be done with the two containers, as there are no more communities in the country that are under “quarantined.”Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, Vice President Boakai said he has confidence in the mechanism put into place for the distribution and consumption of the supplies sent to the country by His Church.He acknowledged the roles played by the National Oil Company of Liberia, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation of Liberia and the National Port Authority of Liberia in underwriting the costs associated with shipment of the containers to Liberia.VP Boakai also praised Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Amb. Rudolf Von Ballmoos, and his staff for facilitating the process.The VP said the shipment is the first in the series expected in coming weeks. The value of the three containers is put at $1.4 Million United States Dollars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CENTAL Wants Weah Vigorously Fight Corruption

first_imgMr. Miamen: “Gov’t should also arrest and prosecute all those the report linked to the US$25 million reported misapplied.”Cental for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL) has called on President George Weah to move away from talks to actions by prioritizing “vigorous fight against corruption.”The group made the call yesterday when they joined the African Union (AU) to commemorate the African Anti-Corruption Day, hosted under the theme, “Wining the Fight Against Corruption; A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”CENTAL’s Executive Director, Anderson D. Miamen, informed a cross section of journalists that there can be no better time to do what is expected of President Weah in the fight against corruption then now as the the country’s economy is being seriously challenged with the negative impacts of corruption glaringly visible across the country.Mr. Miamen therefore called on President Weah to now begin taking the necessary steps to decisively address the practice of corruption. He further stressed the need for the current government to carry out scrupulous enforcement of existing global, regional, and national laws, policies and frameworks to fight corruption, mainly in Liberia.At the same time, Miamen noted that addressing impunity through prosecution of alleged corrupt officials of the previous administration, as well as those of the current regime, is paramount to the growth and development of the country.The group also stressed the need to increase morals and financial support to public integrity institutions, adding that a full compliance with and implementation of policies, regulations and best practices around contracting, beneficial ownership, procurement, assets recovery is essential.He however cautioned civil society, media and the general public to be vocal on issues related to corruption and remain constructively engaged and demand transparency and accountability in how the countries resources are managed by their leaders. The group also said it believes that wining the fight against corruption, which is considered the leading cause of poverty and underdevelopment on the continent, requires increased commitment and political will, which is lacking currently on the continent, especially Liberia, is not only a scourge, rather it is a cancer for the continent of Africa.However in commemoration of the day, CENTAL urges AU to dedicate resources to the war against corruption in its member countries and increased financial supports which will help to strengthen existing anti-corruption systems and supports civil society in eradicating the scourge from the continent.The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) is the national chapter of Transparency International, a local not-for-profit, non-governmental, anti-corruption organization founded in May of 2004.It works in coalition with several local and international organizations around different thematic areas and can pride itself as a trailblazer in enhancing citizen’s participation in governance and piercing the view of secrecy that had long been emblematic of public affairs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trail might access climber rock site

first_img“To protect the frog we initiated a temporary closure of the area while consulting with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and also developing proposals to provide access for rock climbers to get to the rock while at the same time protecting the frog,” Peterson said. The closure in 2005 followed a 2004 lawsuit by an environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity, over the Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to designate “critical” habitat for the frog, which was declared endangered in 2002. What has eliminated the frogs from 99 percent of their former San Gabriel Mountain habitat is not known, but it could include diseases, human activity and non-native predators such as the rainbow trout, researchers said. People playing in creeks disturb and damage egg masses and stir up sediment that can settle on eggs, killing the embryos, researchers say. People also might step on tadpoles or chase them and frogs to where they are seen by predators. The frogs could also be particularly susceptible to rainbow trout, which were stocked for decades in Little Rock Reservoir and made their way upstream into the mountains. One researcher conducted tests that indicated yellow-legged frog tadpoles avoid native garter snakes, but not non-native rainbow trout. Since 2002, the U.S. Geological Survey has pulled hundreds of trout out of the upper reaches of Little Rock Creek in a bid to determine if the fish are killing the frogs. The results are inconclusive because researchers believe trout remain in the stream. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 How to help The proposal can be viewed at www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles. For more information, call (661) 296-9710. Comments on the proposal may be mailed to John F. Capell, District Ranger, Attn: Jonathan Schwartz, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District, 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91390, no later than June 6.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two or 3 inches long, its top side mottled with blotches that are usually yellow and brown, the mountain yellow-legged frog was the most common found in the San Gabriel Mountains before 1970. Now, researchers believe, it is limited to fewer than 200 frogs in the upper reaches of eight Southern California streams. Among those is shallow, rocky upper Little Rock Creek, which is paralleled and crossed by hundreds of hikers along the popular Pacific Crest Trail. The other San Gabriel Mountain streams where the frog survives are all in remote wilderness areas, officials said. An unofficial trail created by climbers also follows the creek on the way to Williamson Rock. The granite outcropping in the upper reaches of Little Rock Creek has been used by climbers since the 1960s and is among the more popular rock-climbing spots in the San Gabriel Mountains. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a trail to provide access to the popular rock-climbing Williamson Rock area, closed in 2005 to protect an endangered frog. A six-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail and about 1,000 acres around Williamson Rock have been closed since December 2005. “This proposal is to provide access from Angeles Crest Highway to this popular recreation site,” Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Peterson said. “There had been user-created access, but unfortunately people were crossing Little Rock Creek to get to the rock-climbing area, and in so doing they were passing through an area that is habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October 2006 designated about 615 acres along Little Rock Creek within the closed area as critical habitat for the frog. last_img read more

Southampton: Koeman threatens wantaway duo they will be sent to the stands

first_img Southampton’s Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman will let Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama sit “in the stands” if either star agitates for a move away from Southampton.Manager Koeman has again insisted that both Mane and Wanyama will remain at Southampton beyond the January transfer window, despite strong interest from Barclays Premier League rivals.Koeman dropped Mane for Saturday’s 1-0 league defeat at Norwich after the Senegal forward was late for a team meeting, sparking fresh speculation he was headed for a January transfer.Saints’ Dutch boss continues to reject all suggestions either Mane or Wanyama are itching for a move – and vowed to banish anyone misbehaving in order to force a transfer.“If there is any player thinking if his behaviour is not good that makes it more easier for the player, then I’ll put the player in the stands until the end of their contract,” said Koeman.“Because in my opinion that’s not the way you have to do your job as a football player.”Kenya holding midfielder Wanyama has 18 months left to run on his deal, with Koeman insisting Saints are continuing efforts to discuss a new long-term contract.Mane signed a four-year deal when he joined Southampton in 2014, but has been the subject of consistent speculation around keen interest from Manchester United.Southampton could look to cash in on Wanyama in the summer if he opts not to pen a new St Mary’s deal, mirroring the process with Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined Manchester United last summer.However, Koeman insisted both Mane and Wanyama are fully focused and enjoying their football on the south coast.“I’m not doubting about that,” said Koeman of Mane and Wanyama’s commitment.“That’s the daily basis in communication with the players, and it’s too easy to mention after the mistake of Sadio or the second yellow that the players are showing that they like to move.“It’s too easy, and it’s not like that. The player knows the position in the club, and what we think about the players.“That’s no reason to doubt about that. I don’t have doubts about that. They are important players and they like to be here. They like to continue, they like to make a good season, and that’s the most important. They are still happy.“The contacts is to the players, the contacts is to the agents, and I have to believe in my players.”England goalkeeper Fraser Forster is closing on a return after nine months out recovering from knee surgery – but Koeman said Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash with Crystal Palace will come too soon.“First of all we’re very pleased Fraser played his first game in nine months, on a good level,” said Koeman, after Forster featured for Saints’ under-21s.“This weekend is too soon in our opinion, and he will play again with the under-21s on Monday.“Then after that we will have discussions about what we have to do about our goalkeepers and finally the best will start.“But that will start after Monday.” 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY HAVE LAST CHANCE TO SAVE SENIOR STATUS IN CLASH WITH KILLYBEGS

first_img***Seniors***Bhuail Ard a’ Rátha Cloich Cheann Fhaola go héasca sa chluiche dícháilithe i gCraobh na Sinsear ar an Chlochán Liath Dé Sathairn 3-09|0-06.Our Seniors suffered a heavy defeat in the relegation play-off replay against Ardara on Saturday last, final score 3-09|0-06. It was a very different encounter from the first meeting of these 2 teams. There was very little between the teams at half time but Ardara managed to pull away in the last 10 minutes of the 2nd half where they scored 2 goals in quick succession. They have one final opportunity to remain in the Senior Championship when they take on Killybegs in The Banks on Saturday evening at 8:30 pm! We wish the lads the best of luck in this important game.***Cash for Clobber*** The cash for clobber clothing collection was completed around the Gortahork area during the week. Many thank to all of you who contributed clothing to this fund raising campaign for the club; your effort and support is much appreciated. Also many thanks to our volunteers who assisted in the bag drop and the clothing collection, there was a large area to cover so their help was much needed and greatly appreciated. If we missed picking up any bags along the way, please contact Martin on 086-3119186 and we can arrange to pick them up, or you can leave them down at the clubhouse!***Quiz***The Club are running a Quiz night in the Shamrock on Friday October 9th at 9:30 pm. It promises to be a great nights craic so please come along!***Parish League***The Parish League continues this Friday for u-9’s and U-11’s at 6:00 PM. The U-9 category is for children born in 2006/2007/2008 and the U-11 for children born in 2004/2005. We’d encourage as many of the kids as possible to attend! ***Facebook/Twitter***Please find us on facebook and follow us on twitter (@clgcloughaneely) for regular updates on what’s going on in the club as well as live game updates!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY HAVE LAST CHANCE TO SAVE SENIOR STATUS IN CLASH WITH KILLYBEGS was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

VW NAME DONEGAL GARAGE ‘DEALERSHIP OF THE YEAR’

first_imgPictured at the Volkswagen Awards event in Druids Glen are Kerrill ODonnell, S&R Motors; Simon Elliot, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Ireland and John Donegan, Head of Sales & Marketing, VolkswagenA CO Donegal garage is celebrating after being named ‘Dealership of the Year’.S&R Motors in Donegal won the gong for outstanding contribution to Volkswagen in 2012.Securing the number one spot for the first time in the history of the Volkswagen brand in Ireland demanded a considerable team effort and a collective raising of the bar throughout the Volkswagen network. This collective excellence was evident in the standard of Diamond & Gold Pin winners with Kevin Connolly of Connolly Motor Group in Sligo and Ballina securing Diamond with Gerard Sheehy of Sheehy Motors in Naas & Carlow, John Beecher of Blackwater Motors in Cork and Paul Burke the newly appointed Operations Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars all recognised for their individual contribution to the success of the Volkswagen brand in Ireland with the Gold Pin Award.Other Dealerships recognised on the night included; Tom Harvey (After Sales Dealer of the Year), Brady’s Arva (Commercial Vehicle Retailer of the Year) and Connolly’s Ballina (Volkswagen Bank Retailer of the Year).Commenting on the individuals and dealerships recognised, Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland said: “Recognising individual and collective achievement is such a positive and worthwhile endeavor, and the standard set by our 2012 winners demonstrates perfectly Volkswagens commitment to excellence and the need to continually benchmark ourselves against our peers both in Ireland and in Europe. 2013 looks like it will be a challenging year for the motor industry but we at Volkswagen Ireland can look forward with confidence thanks to the excellent people that make up our dealership network and Group headquarters.  VW NAME DONEGAL GARAGE ‘DEALERSHIP OF THE YEAR’ was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:VW NAME DONEGAL GARAGE ‘DEALERSHIP OF THE YEAR’last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE POSTPONES START OF LEAGUE IN RECOGNITION OF DONEGAL GAA TEAMS

first_imgIn recognition of the great exploits of the Donegal GAA County Minor and Senior teams the executive committee of the Donegal Junior League have decided to postpone the start of the new League Season by one week.While the Brian Mc Cormick Cup competition will commence as scheduled on Sunday 17th August and continue in the four Areas on Wednesday 20th and Sunday 24th the League programme will not start on Saturday / Sunday, 30th /31st as previously intended.With the County teams involved in both the Minor and Senior All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday 31st August the committee consulted with players and clubs alike on the matter. And after gaining their views, the widespread feeling was that most people would like to be in a position to support Jim Mc Guinness and Declan Bonner’s teams on what will be a great sporting occasion for the county.As they did for the 2012 All-Ireland Final the Donegal Junior League decided to facilitate anyone wanting to travel to the games or watch them on television. Postponing the start of the League Season was what the executive felt was the most sporting gesture available.“On behalf of the players, managers, coaches, clubs and committee of the Donegal Junior League we wish the two County teams all the best as they strive to reach the All-Ireland Finals,” said a spokesman.  DONEGAL LEAGUE POSTPONES START OF LEAGUE IN RECOGNITION OF DONEGAL GAA TEAMS was last modified: August 12th, 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:all-irelandDonegal GAADonegal Leaguelast_img read more

Donegal woman pinching herself ahead of appearance on ‘Winning Streak’!

first_imgLifford woman, Emily Lynch is still pinching herself after watching her name pulled out to appear on the National Lottery and RTE game show, Winning Streak last weekend.Emily admitted, “I don’t know whether I’m coming or going”.She says her house was full of relatives and close friends after she had put on a spread to mark the anniversary mass of her late husband, Seamus, who passed away two years ago. She says that Seamus sent this gift to her and is a nice end to a “tough couple of years”.The housewife then said the house was in uproar, such was the excitement after her name was announced and they had a good night of celebrations.Emily has no shortage of support on the show this Saturday as she is one of nine siblings, all of whom are going along to RTE.Also accompanying are her loving children Michael, Seamus and Lisa and grandchildren Daisy, Travis, Millie, Cara and Junior. Her mother, Frances who is 87 years old, is delighted her daughter will get the chance to spin the wheel and is looking forward to being in the audience, being a long-time fan of the show.Emily wants to do some home improvements with any winnings she gets from the show and said she will help out her son Seamus, who will marry partner Sheena, in April 2018.The next episode of Winning Streak will be broadcast next Saturday evening (2nd December) at 8:25pm on RTÉ One, where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the iconic show, which gives them the chance to win cash, cars and luxury holidays.One will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel with a maximum prize of €500,000.The other four players chosen to participate in next week’s Winning Streak are: Padraic Walsh from Headford Road, Co. GalwayFinbarr O’Mahony from Carrigaline, Co. CorkMichael Casserly from Donamon, Co. RoscommonPaul Kearney from Lucan, Co. DublinThe popular gameshow first appeared on our screens way back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,840 people have taken part, winning in excess of €165 million in prizes.Donegal woman pinching herself ahead of appearance on ‘Winning Streak’! was last modified: November 30th, 2017 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:donegalEmily LynchLiffordRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more

Google traffic updates in South Africa

first_img “We’ve already been able to provide useful traffic information with the help of our existing mobile users, but we hope that is just the start,” Barth said. “As GPS- enabled phones and data plans get less expensive, more people will be able to participate.” It is expected that other South African cities will be able to access the service in the near future, as Google is constantly updating and improving their coverage. “We hope the traffic feature in Google Maps will help more users around the globe to save time and patience by planning their trips accordingly,” Ernst said. SAinfo reporter 21 June 2012 Motorists in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria can now plan their commuting by accessing live traffic updates through Google Maps, following the launch of the service in South Africa. New users can check traffic conditions by visiting maps.google.co.za and clicking on the traffic layer in the widget on the upper right-hand side of the map. This traffic information is also available on Google Maps for mobile devices, by selecting the “view traffic” option in the mobile application. Google Maps has expanded the traffic service to seven more countries around the globe – Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa. It was introduced alongside upgrades in coverage in the 19 countries around the world which already received the feature. “The traffic data allows you to see current traffic conditions, and also gives you estimated travel times,” Google Maps software engineer Matthias Ernst said in a statement.center_img Live traffic coverage features a colour-coded rating system on a scale from slow to fast, and uses crowd-sourcing. This means it analyses data such as the speed the car is moving – which is received from GPS-enabled phone users – and compiles it into information drivers can use. “This is exactly the kind of technology that we love at Google because it’s so easy for a single person to help out, but can be incredibly powerful when a lot of people use it together,” said product manager Dave Barth.last_img read more