The schedules of the 25th day of LaLiga Santander are already known

first_imgSaturday, February 22, 202013:00 Celtic – Leganés16:00 Barcelona – Eibar18:30 Real Sociedad – Valencia21:00 Levante – Real MadridSunday, February 23, 202012:00 Osasuna – Granada14:00 Alavés – Athletic16:00 Valladolid – Espanyol18:30 Getafe – Seville9:00 pm Atlético de Madrid – Villarreal LaLiga has published the schedules of the 25th day of the championship, which will be held from February 21 to 23. As usual, the games will be played between Friday and Sunday and the open game will be Sunday at 2:00 pm: Alavés – Athletic Club de Bilbao. These are all schedules:Friday, February 21, 202021:00: Real Betis – Mallorcalast_img read more

ACBC Donates US$1.4M Medical Items to Health Ministry

first_imgThe African & Caribbean Business Council (ACBC) has donated over one million dollars worth of assorted medical items to the Ministry of Health.Officers of the ACBC, which is a Pennsylvania State non-profit corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia, donated the six 40-foot containers of medical items valued at US$1.4 million, Monday, March 23.Speaking to journalists after presenting two of the containers to the Liberian government, through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, Ms. Christine Maycole, a US-based Liberian and a staff of ACBC, said it is part of her responsibility to help rebuild her country’s broken health and education sectors.Ms. Maycole was one of the pushers behind the medical supplies coming to Liberia, as the nation now battles the deadly Ebola virus. According to her, it is because of this passion and love of her country that has caused her to return to Liberia to help.“I am passionate about my country that is why I cannot just sit abroad and do nothing when my country is in need,” Ms. Maycole added.She stated that she was in Liberia when the Ebola broke out. “I came back in December with my team and I am back again. Our company wants to uplift the lives of the Liberian people. We are looking at educational opportunities, rebuilding the health sector and looking for ways to bring the next generation to another level.”In the containers are 2.5 million syringes, gloves, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to help health workers, she disclosed.Ms. Maycole said maybe the items might not be used right now in the ongoing Ebola fight, but they are essentials in the health sector and in combating other diseases.Liberia currently has only a single case of confirmed Ebola virus disease and that person is being treated at the “best” Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the country.The ACBC has also been working in bringing renewable energy to Liberia.Speaking earlier, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Elias Shoninyan, said the donation, containing 2.5 million syringes and others, would still continue to be at health facilities even after the Ebola crisis.“I just want to say to the African & Caribbean Business Council that the Government of Liberia truly appreciates the gesture,” Acting Min. Shoninyan said.He further stated that by the ACBC’s donation, they have just signed themselves to a “very long rewarding partnership with the Government and people of Liberia.”Deputy Minister for Administration at the Health Ministry, Mr. Matthew Flomo also stated that the Ministry was “overjoyed” to receive the six 40-foot containers of medical items. “We know that ACBC is here to help us.”Dep. Min. Flomo assured the ACBC team that as the country gradually moves toward the restoration of basic health service initiatives, the donated items would be used to help strengthen the health sector.Also speaking, Dr. Saye Dahn Bawo, Assistant Health Minister for Curative Services, stated that there was no better time for the donation to come to Liberia other than now.ACBC’s donation comes two days after the Incident Management System (IMS), which manages the nation’s Ebola crisis, announced that a new, confirmed Ebola case has resurfaced in Liberia. The news of the new case emerged after the country had gone nearly 30 days without a confirmed case.“The donation is timely; we need syringes, gloves even more. We want to make sure that no health worker dies again in any of our health facilities,” Dr. Bawo added.He disclosed that as the nation endeavors to build a “resilient post-Ebola health sector,” the donated items would reach every public health facility in the country.Also speaking, Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo, another Liberian involved in talks that brought the containers to Liberia, said “We have held our breath waiting for the containers to come. Now they are here.”She added: “This is our fight, all of us. We need to use these items for the benefit of the people of Liberia.” The African & Caribbean Business Council (ACBC), a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, was founded in 2006 with the mission of promoting and preserving the business interests of African and Caribbean entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia area while bridging the cultural divide between member countries and the larger community through education and the encouragement of mutual tolerance.ACBC’s objective is to empower all African and Caribbean businesses and professionals through education, business promotions and workshops, marketing, trade, and investment and finance. ACBC’s signature programs include International Business Workshops, Trade and Finance Forums and Winter Award Dinners.The ACBC Winter Award is presented to individuals who have displayed long-term excellence in their areas of expertise. The awards program was established to recognize significant contributions by individuals, groups and businesses to the African and Caribbean Communities. Our award recipients represent the very best qualities of what it means to be a leader. Through their service they have not only added value to their communities, but have also made significant contributions to the development of the City of Philadelphia and the United States at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt will have hands-off approach to local content – Trotman

first_imgOil & gas sector… to avoid accusations of excessive interference in private sectorBy Jarryl BryanWhen it comes to managing the Local Content Policy that will ensure Guyanese get employment and business opportunities from the oil sector, Government will – as far as possible — be taking a hands-off approach.This is according to Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Troman, who noted in a recent interview that the private sector has always been concerned about excessive Government intervention.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman“One of the things the business people would tell you is that the market must be allowed to grow. Too much Government intervention is what the private sector says it does not want; so competitiveness is what rules the day,” he stated.“What we’re seeing is that Guyanese companies are raising their standards, providing different services, and they’re getting the job,” he continued. “So we are seeing that the Guyana labour sector is adapting and being able to compete successfully. Government will continue to reach its hands into the process as needed, but we believe it is naturally taking shape.”The policyGovernment had formulated a Draft Local Content Policy which sets out its plan for ensuring that Guyanese develop socio and economic capacity from oil, a finite resource. In the plan, which was seen by this publication, Government has promised to work with stakeholders, including investors and skills development agencies, to design and deliver training programmes.The document says this training will be for individuals and firms appropriate to the sector’s needs. Among other things, the document promised employment and business opportunities, as well as to implement appropriate legislation.The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), after a review of the document, was not impressed. It has been reported in the media that the GCCI is dissatisfied with the document’s lack of specificity and the policy plaintively stating that few direct and indirect jobs can be derived from the sector.Construction currently ongoing at Houston, East Bank DemeraraThe GCCI has observed that jobs such as maintenance crewmen, pump men, cooks and riggers are not being done by Guyanese, but rather by foreigners. The GCCI also noted that the University of Guyana should have been cited in the policy as the body to run courses and certifications for workers in the industry.Responding to the GCCI’s concerns, Trotman said a lot has already been done towards pushing local content. He also defended the policy by noting that it was just a draft that would be guided by the input of stakeholders.“The document that was shared with the GCCI and other stakeholders is really a working draft,” he said. “So we welcome all the comments for (the document’s) improvements, but we don’t (yet) have a final policy; what we have is a draft policy.”“So we’re dealing with an industry that is unfolding. At the end of the day, we’ll have a vessel that will have about 100 people on board. I was recently on board the vessel. There are 11 Guyanese on board already. So work is being done; we’re seeing it incrementally. We have Guyanese already in various places working.”Onshore baseExxonMobil’s recently appointed Country Manager in Guyana, Rod Henson, has recently announced that the company would be relocating its onshore operations, which were used for support services, from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago to Guyana.Exxon’s operations in the Stabroek block would need to be constantly supplied with goods and services, which many feel should be handled by localsHe had told participants at a meeting that it was not a case whereby ExxonMobil would be looking to build a facility for its support services, but would rather put out tenders, and anyone interested in providing the shore base services could present a proposal.Trotman had, in 2016, announced that Cabinet had given its ‘no objection’ to the establishment of the onshore industrial site on Crab Island, in the mouth of the Berbice river. He had said it would be forged through the joint efforts of the ministries of Natural Resources, Public Infrastructure and Business.Construction was announced for early this year, and the investments from the private sector and Government’s infrastructural work and support were to be equivalent to US$500M; but the Crab Island facility is yet to materialise.According to information released this March by the Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI), the construction of an onshore oil-and-gas facility seeks to cater to the expansion of exploration and subsequent production of oil in Guyana.That report had said Government would be investing US$500M to construct the onshore facility during the course of this year, and that the facility would serve as a logistics and supply base to the offshore production.What is happening now, however, is that an onshore facility to service Exxon is being constructed by Guyana Shore Base Incorporated (GYSBI) at Houston, EBD. GYSBI is acting in partnership with Muneshwer’s Limited, Pacific Rim Constructors, Total Tech Oil Field Services and LED Offshore.Pointing to this project, Trotman said hundreds of Guyanese would be getting jobs. “So it’s an evolving process,” Trotman said. “For example, there’s a company called El Dorado that’ll be training Guyanese to work aboard the ships. So things are happening. It is a policy that is being shaped, and all of the comments being offered are being taken account of.”* PHOTO saved as: Oil baseCaption: Construction currently ongoing at Houston, East Bank Demerara* PHOTO saved as: Minister TrotmanCaption: Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman* PHOTO saved as: Oil OperationsCaption: Exxon’s operations in the Stabroek block would need to be constantly supplied with goods and services, which many feel should be handled by localslast_img read more

FIFA agrees limits to player loans and agent commissions

first_img0Shares0000FIFA have agreed moves to cut down on player loans and agent commissions “to protect the integrity of the system” © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEZURICH, Switzerland, Sep 25 – FIFA has agreed steps that will limit the number of players clubs can send out on loan from next season and will also limit the amount of money paid to agents in commissions, world football’s governing body announced on Wednesday.In a statement, FIFA said it had taken “a series of key steps to protect the integrity of the system and prevent abuses” following a meeting of its Stakeholders Committee. From next season, the number of international loans out and in permitted per club will be limited to eight, with that figure dropping progressively to six by the 2022/23 season. The number of players that can be loaned between the same two clubs will be capped at three.However, the cap will only be applied to players aged over 21, or “non club-trained” players aged 21 and under.The measures are aimed at curtailing “abusive and excessive practices”, with FIFA citing the hoarding of players by clubs and the distortion of competition when teams bring in several players on loan from a bigger club with whom they have a close relationship.“Players’ development is suffering as they are moved from one club to another with no clear career plan. The current loan system has facilitated player hoarding with clubs putting numerous players on their books and then loaning them out to other clubs,” FIFA said in a confidential document seen by AFP.The measures appear to be aimed at clubs such as Chelsea, who have habitually had vast numbers of players out on loan in recent seasons.Monaco have as many as 18 players currently loaned out, including seven at Belgian side Cercle Brugge.The recommendations will be endorsed at the upcoming FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai, scheduled for October 24.However, they will not immediately apply to domestic loans, with the document stating that member associations will have three years in order to implement rules on a loan system “in line with FIFA principles”.Meanwhile, in an effort to curb the amount of money going out of the game and into the pockets of agents, FIFA stakeholders also agreed to limit commissions as “conflicts of interest plague football’s transfer system”.As a result, a selling club will not have to pay more than 10 percent of a transfer fee received to an agent acting on their behalf.Agents representing a player will be entitled to a maximum of three percent of that player’s total remuneration and another three percent for representing the buying club.In 2016, Mino Raiola was paid 27 million euros for his role in Paul Pogba’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United for a then world-record fee of over 100 million euros.The new measures are designed to limit “financial incentive of agents to engineer a possible transfer” and to create “more transparent and objective forms of remuneration”, the document stated.“Certain measures will certainly not please some agents, but there was a consensus on these measures and there have been discussions going back more than a year,” a FIFA official told journalists at the organisation’s Zurich headquarters.“This is an important step towards making transfers more moral.”The measures will also be endorsed at the FIFA Council in Shanghai.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Carroll’s call was reckless

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But, even if the Longhorns had not stopped White short of the first down, it was still a reckless and, others have suggested, arrogant call. Even if Tom Malone punts the ball into the end zone, instead of sending it out at, say, the 15-or 10-yard line, then Vince Young & Co. still have to drive 80 yards in about two minutes instead of the 56 they navigated in a little less than two minutes to win the game. The performance of the USC defense, in putting the clamps on UCLA’s offense just two weeks after it was torched by Fresno State, lulled prognosticators me included into thinking it had evolved to the point where it wouldn’t allow Young and the Longhorns from carving it to ribbons. We were wrong. The single most important offensive play of the game for Texas by someone other than Young took place on Young’s go-ahead touchdown run with 19 seconds remaining. Young had his feet planted and was trying to find an open receiver when Trojans right end Lawrence Jackson seemed to have turned the corner on the Longhorns left tackle and was within a stride of sacking Young from behind which would have all but sealed the deal on win No. 35 in a row for USC. But that tackle, Jonathan Scott, demonstrated why he was a consensus All-America, standing Jackson almost straight up with a block and driving him off line and taking Young out of harm’s way. With the multitude of blunders including Carroll’s decision that left Young with a relatively small amount of real estate to cover for the winning drive, Dwayne Jarrett’s inability to get the ball to a wide-open Steve Smith on a wide receiver pass early and Reggie Bush’s mind-boggling lateral attempt it’s a testament to how potent USC’s offense was that the Trojans were in position to win despite Young’s dazzling performance, and Texas’ exceptional defense. Miscellaneous musings The first day that high school seniors can sign football national letters of intent is Feb. 1 and surprise, surprise the USC Trojans appear on the verge of mopping up on pretty much every prospect their coaching staff targeted. Linebacker Allen Bradford (Colton), offensive tackle Butch Lewis (Aurora, Colo., Regis) and wide receiver David Ausberry (Lemoore) are lock Best in the West selections who announced for the Trojans during the NBC broadcast of the U.S. Army All-America Game from San Antonio on Saturday. The 2006 Best in the West selections are scheduled to appear in the Jan. 29 edition of the Press-Telegram. Another probable BIW choice, wide receiver Terrence Austin of Poly, announced, as expected, for UCLA during the All-America Game broadcast. Austin, even if he doesn’t play a lot right away as a receiver for the Bruins, should have an immediate impact for Karl Dorrell’s program while returning kicks. Coach Alan Knipe’s Long Beach State men’s volleyball team demonstrated why many think it could win a national title during its 3-1 victory over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night in a tournament final at UC Santa Barbara. The 49ers and Bruins should be 1-2 when the first American Volleyball Coaches Association ratings of the season are released today unless Brigham Young is in front of the 49ers or between Long Beach and UCLA. The Bruins visit the Walter Pyramid for the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match between UCLA and the 49ers on Feb. 25, with the other taking place in Pauley Pavilion on March 31. Long Beach opens MPSF play Wednesday night at UC San Diego. Here’s your opportunity to pounce on that 49ers volleyball bandwagon before it’s crowded, elbow to elbow, come April. The incredible gesture of Brenda Wells in donating a kidney to former Lakewood High and Long Beach State basketball player Brian Camper on Dec. 30 is as effective an antidote for cynicism as anything I’ve encountered in a long while. What a selfless and wonderful human being. College hoops comments OK, the cynical side of my nature is taking over again. But it’s a good thing, I suppose, that I’m writing this column before the Big West Conference games were played Monday. Because they would, no doubt, just add a little more support to the theory that the teams in the conference, collectively, are, well … OK, I’ll be subtle: It’s not a very good conference when it comes to men’s basketball. I think, when March 12 rolls around, that the Pac-10 will be represented by Arizona, Cal, UCLA and Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s field of 65. But, two weeks into conference play, each of those teams has already lost at least one Pac-10 game on its home floor. That should tell us one of two things: The conference is extremely competitive from top to bottom or there is no clear-cut exceptional team in the Pac-10 this season. I’ll let you make that call. High school hoopla The Pangos Dream Classic, with Dominguez High serving as the host, gets under way at 1 o’clock Saturday at a marvelous venue, the Darling Pavilion at Hope International in Fullerton. You many find it peculiar that there isn’t a single team from a school located in Orange County participating in the five-game event but life is funny that way sometimes. Campbell Hall faces Flintridge Prep to start the action, followed by Centennial-Serra (2:30), San Diego Hoover-Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (4), Las Vegas Bishop Gorman-Pasadena (5:30) and Dominguez-Westchester (7), the latter a rematch of a game won by the Comets on their home floor the second week of the season. Tickets can only be purchased at Hope International on Saturday and are priced at $12 (reserved, chair-back seating), $8 (general admission for adults) and $5 (students with identification and children younger than 12). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But nothing I’ve read or heard since the Longhorns’ 41-38 victory over the Trojans Wednesday night in the Bowl Championship Series title game has caused me to change my initial reaction to Pete Carroll’s decision to go for a first down on the fourth-and-2 situation late in the fourth quarter. I’ll concede that a successful run for 2 yards by LenDale White would have all but wrapped up the game for the Trojans. center_img PISMO BEACH — Observations on the Rose Bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the USC Trojans, shaped in large part by just about five days worth of hindsight: I’m not now, have never been, nor is it likely I will ever be, a football coach. last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K – NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

first_imgBenefitting charity Save our Sight Donegal – Ophthalmic Department staff members with North West 10k officials. Included front from left – Anne Condon, Michelle Doherty, Grace Boyle 10k Chairperson, Dr Margaret Morgan and Dr Joanne Kearney. Back from left – Neilly McDaid, Rosemary Foy, Gerry McGinley, Bernie Brennan, Patsy Doherty, Danny McDaid (Diabetic Federation), Bridgeen Doherty, Neil Martin and Paddy Bond.NORTH WEST 10k NOTICE: The North West 10k committee is completing preparations for Sunday’s big charity race and walk in Letterkenny.It’s important that as people as possible pre-enter to facilitate the smooth running of the event which gets underway at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Entries will close at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday but participants are encouraged to enter on-line by clicking here: www.northwest10k.com.There will also be an opportunity for participants to enter at Letterkenny Community Centre on this Saturday evening, April 30th from 5 to 7 p.m. The two main beneficiaries this year are the Save our Sight Donegal – Ophthalmic Department in conjunction with the Diabetic Federation and the Donegal Mental Health Acute Services.The two charities have undertaken a range of fundraising initiatives in recent weeks including blood pressure days, carboot sales, bucket collection and quizzes.On Bank Holiday Monday Highland Radio news presenter Donal Kavanagh hosted a quiz in the Mount Errigal Hotel while on Wednesday a flower demonstration took place at Letterkenny General Hospital.A number of other charities have registered with the North West 10k and are set to benefit significantly from the charity race and walk on Sunday. A North West 10k walking veteran Packie Gibbons, College Farm Road will give the signal for the walkers and runners to officially start the event. on Sunday week, May 1st in Letterkenny.The charity event has to date raised over half a million euro for 25 organisations in Donegal.  Last year a record 2,200 people took part in the 10k which included 750 walkers.There will be traffic restrictions on the Pearse Road and Loop Road on the day of the race and walk.The road will be closed from the Tesco Roundabout at Gleneany House over to JJ Reid Motors along the Pearse Road from 1 to 4 p.m. on the day of the event.  No parking will be allowed at the Community Centre.Parking will be available at McGinley Motors with access from the Justice Walsh Road only. With the race and walk on this Sunday Chairperson is  Grace Boyle is asking as many people as possible to enter on-line at www.northwest10k.com or do so on Saturday evening at the Community Centre from 5 – 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided on Sunday at the Community Centre by Bridgeen Carr’s Blue Ribbon group.NORTH WEST 10K – NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS was last modified: April 26th, 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:donegaldailyletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more

Have you heard about the Spurs captain who knocked a ‘fan’ out cold?

first_img 3 Spurs’ half man, half tank of a midfielder certainly wasn’t afraid to stand his ground and there are stories of blazing rows between him and White Hart Lane overlord Bill Nicholson.And his all-action displays in the centre of the park, as well as endearing him to the fans, also landed him in trouble.Opponents knew it was easy to rile Mullery; he was quick to lose his temper and he made history in 1968 against Yugoslavia when he became the first England player to be sent off during a game.Even when the crowd got on his back, he wasn’t afraid to give as good as got and, in Hunter Davies’ book, The Glory Game – one of the best sports books ever written and the first of its kind – he explained what happened when one fan went to far.Davies had been granted exclusive access to all areas of the club for the duration of the 1971/72 season and Mullery was recalling an incident from the previous year when him and his wife, June, as well as his dad, were approached by a supporter outside White Hart Lane.They were making their way through the car park when “this yob opened the door and pushed my wife and said I was fucking useless,” Mullery explained.“I got out [of the car], took me jacket off, and knocked him out.”“The police were rushing round trying to calm me down, and I began fighting the police,” he said, adding that it took three of them to eventually send him on his way.“I must have been mad.”Mullery’s evening only got worse when a couple of reporters arrived at his front door.“They said they’d interviewed the boy and got a full statement,” he told Davies, explaining the journalists told him the ‘kid’ was prepared to prosecute as they read his statement to Mullery.“It was right, word for word,” he admitted. “I let them finish and said if one word was printed I’d sue them for everything they’ve got.” 3 It was a like a scene from Rocky V when Alan Mullery decided to shut a mouthy fan up in a car park brawl only much less dramatic, as retrofootballblog.com explains.This story is unlikely to cause as any real surprise to anyone who saw the midfielder play.Tottenham’s captain was fearless, and could look after himself in an era where rough justice was the norm on the pitch. 3 Bill Nicholson is Spurs’ most successful manager, winning eight major trophies between 1958 and 1974 Nothing made it into the papers the following day and when he turned up on Monday for work, Nicholson called him in where the young lad he floored was waiting.Mullery apologised and the yob – a Spurs ‘fan’ – agreed not to sue.“Luckily nothing came out in the papers about it.”If camera phones existed back then, there’s a good chance ‘One Punch’ Mullery would have had a standing order straight to the FA’s disciplinary office.The midfielder left Tottenham in 1972, ending an eight-year golden period at the club, with his last act as skipper being to lift the UEFA Cup in its first ever final. Alan Mullery joined Spurs for £72,500 in 1964 Mullery won the UEFA Cup with Spurs in 1972last_img read more

Probe into manure runoff demanded

first_img The equestrian center was created in 1976 on 75 acres. It houses about 550 stalls, and thousands of exhibitors pass through its gates each year. Datig, who pays $540 a month to have her horse boarded there, said her stall is cleaned once or twice a day. Workers remove up to a couple wheelbarrows full of waste and are required to put it into a compound area on site, she said. The center keeps the waste on site for fertilizer. The lease calls for the center to remove manure from the premises at least three times a week and to comply with county and state health standards. The center is also required to store manure in water-tight containers that should be covered with a tarpaulin, which Datig said is not being done. Animal waste has potentially pathogenic material that could cause people to get sick, said James Alamillo, urban programs manager for the nonprofit Heal the Bay. The manure also cause algae to grow, which could harm the river’s environment, he said. “I would want to make sure there’s no runoff going into the L.A. River,” he said. “… If there is waste going in to the L.A. River from this facility then, yeah, you do have a human health concern if there are people swimming immediately downstream.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fuming over allegations that horse manure from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank is flowing into the Los Angeles River, City Councilwoman Jan Perry on Wednesday called for an investigation. During a hearing of the city’s Environmental and Waste Management Committee at City Hall, Perry ordered the city’s Recreation and Parks Department and the Bureau of Sanitation to investigate and report back to her next month. “It’s basically toxic and poisonous,” said Perry, who chairs the committee. “The matter of alleged dumping of fecal matter into the river is one that I take very seriously.” The issue came to light when Alexandra Datig, who boards her 16-year-old horse, Sparkling Diamond, at the center, said she noticed dark brown streams coming from 20-foot-tall mounds of manure and running into the river 50 feet away. The facility is at Main Street and Riverside Drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Datig took pictures in October and showed them to city officials at Wednesday’s meeting to back up her allegations. “It was like somebody had poured gallons and gallons of coffee down the driveway,” she said. “… It’s outrageous and it’s unacceptable.” Tim Behunin, who runs the center, did not return calls seeking comment. General Manager George Chatigny, who attended the committee meeting Wednesday but didn’t speak, declined to comment afterward. Officials from various city departments, including Recreation and Parks, which oversees the 25-year lease with the center, are expected to meet next week about the issue, said Mike Shull, the director of planning and development for Recreation and Parks. “We have to do our diligence here,” he said. “We need to follow up on this and we need to ensure that the environment is protected and that all laws are being followed.” last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR DREAMING OF FIRST FINAL IN 22-YEARS AS THEY FACE NAOMH CONAILL

first_imgGAA: Kilcar are hoping that this Sunday they can end a 22-year drought – and reach a Donegal SFC final when they face Naomh Conaill at Mac Cumhaill Park. Kilcar haven’t reached a final since they defeated local rivals Killybegs in 1993 decider. For a club with such an illustrious history and tradition in the Donegal SFC – that is far too long a drought.Many club patrons now feel that this current crop of players represent the best opportunity for them to finally end that famine, and not only a reach a final but reclaim the Donegal SFC.Naomh Conaill are a club that many feel should have won more Donegal SFC titles given the success they’ve enjoyed at underage level and the talent at their disposal.Naomh Conaill’s maiden win in 2005 was somewhat of a shock at the time – and it wasn’t expected given the team lined out with so many of their future young stars. Their last Donegal SFC success came in 2010, although they have lost deciders against St Eunan’s in 2009 and 2012.Under Martin Regan’s tenure Naomh Conaill have looked solid all year and their outstanding win over St Eunan’s in O’Donnell Park was hugely impressive.They hammered St Eunan’s on their home patch by TEN points and sent out a real message of intent.Naomh Conaill were expected to brush by the challenge of Termon, but they struggled for long periods in that match and if Termon were  more clinical in the final third the outcome could’ve been different.Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar in a Donegal SFC semi-final in 2009 in Donegal Town.The two sides were then involved in a classic three-legged championship encounter in 2010. In the old home and away two-legged championship format – Kilcar stunned Naomh Conaill by beating them on their home patch by eight points.In the return leg Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar by just ONE point in Towney.Kilcar spurned the opportunity late on with a free to level the match which would’ve seen them progress.Naomh Conaill won the third leg comfortably and went on to not only win the 2010 Donegal SFC but they also reached their first ever Ulster SFC final. It’s safe to say Kilcar owe them one and there’s no doubt they have the squad of players to do it, but Naomh Conaill have the greater nous and experience at this stage of the championship and that could have a big say.Kilcar’s marquee forward Patrick McBrearty will be key, as will Ryan, Mark and Eoin McHugh.However, Naomh Conaill seem determined and more organised under Martin Regan and if they can reach the same intensity levels they did against St Eunan’s then they will be hard to stop.It’s going to be a very close match and should be a cracking encounter, but because of the greater experience in the Naomh Conaill side they should edge it and reach another Donegal SFC final.VERDICT: Naomh ConaillDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR DREAMING OF FIRST FINAL IN 22-YEARS AS THEY FACE NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

Outlaw Karts racing returns to the fairgrounds Saturday night

first_imgRed Bluff >> The National Racing association announces the track preparation has begun leading up to Saturday night, as once again the world of Outlaw Karts converges upon Tehama District Fairground as the best of the best will gather for the 37th annual Tehama Tire Service Outlaw Kart Winter Series.Inside Pauline Davis Pavilion will be ground zero Saturday for the five featured classes of Beginner Box Stock, Box Stock, 250 Int., Open and Sportsman classes in the Tyler Wolf Memorial points …last_img read more