STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

first_imgRYE SET TO DEFEND HIS TURF CLASSIC TITLE 54% 12 Heriberto Figueroa70 15 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 2nd 11 51% ‘MOREY’ THE MERRIER WITH CAL-BREDS ON DISPLAY SATURDAYRye, one of trainer Bill Morey’s major bread winners among his large stable that spans north to south, is set to defend his title in this Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank.A son of English Channel out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye remains a full horse at age six. He won the Classic by a head last year under Kent Desormeaux, who will be aboard again for the nine furlong grass test on Saturday. Rye worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:01.80.“We gave him some time off (from May 20 to Jan. 10) and I was only able to get one prep race in him up north, but we’re going to give it our best,” Morey said.That’s usually the case with Rye, who has eight wins from 20 career starts, with no seconds and five thirds, earning $326,118. Not bad for a horse claimed for $20,000 in February of 2016 at Golden Gate Fields.Morey, who has 60 head in training, 30 at Santa Anita and 30 in the Bay Area, makes his presence felt in both locales. He has four wins, four seconds and five thirds from 23 starts through 16 days at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet.He also plans to enter Our Silver Oak in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Drayden Van Dyke rides Our Silver Oak, while Rafael Bejarano will be on Takeo Squared for Doug O’Neill and Edgar Payeras aboard Teacher’s Treasure for Eddie Truman in the race.The Turf Sprint is one of four stakes that day showcasing California-breds, the others being the aforementioned Turf Classic, plus the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint and the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Stakes.All four events are expected to draw well at the entry box, with the Classic likely to attract Accountability (Joe Talamo), Ashleyluvssugar (Tyler Baze), Camino Del Pariso (Ricardo Gonzalez), He Will (Geovanni Franco), King Abner (Drayden Van Dyke), Marckie’s Water (Mario Gutierrez) and The Street Fighter (Tiago Pereira), in addition to Rye.ROY H JUST KEEPS ROLLING IN PALOS VERDESRoy H is the sprinter that keeps on giving.The two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion enhanced his gaudy resume Saturday with a four-length romp in the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, winning it for the second straight year, this time in a glittering six furlong time of 1:08.89, earning a 109 Beyer Figure.“The track’s been playing (slow) and he was just cruising,” said trainer Peter Miller, who is expected to collect Roy H’s second consecutive Eclipse Award as the nation’s top sprinter this Thursday at Gulfstream Park.“He’s a pro’s pro and you know he’s the LeBron James of sprinters . . . In the words of the late Chick Hearn, he’s as cool as the other side of the pillow, so nothing bothers him . . . ”Roy H now has a 10-5-2 mark from 23 starts with earnings of $3,139,765.PUERTO RICO MAKES ITS PRESENCE FELT AT SANTA ANITAHeriberto Figueroa is one of the best-kept secrets on the Southern California circuit so far, but that’s likely to change soon. Winning races in bunches for assorted trainers will do that.“He’s learning every day; that’s what we’re concentrating on,” said his agent, Nelson Arroyo. “He’s getting better every day and he has all the natural talent in the world. Now he’s putting it all together.“He watches replays every day, stays humble, and that’s the main thing with him. He’s improving all the time and you’ll see that every week.”Figueroa, like Arroyo a native of Puerto Rico, is a 19-year-old graduate of the Island Nation’s famed Escuela Vocacional Hipica riding school, which has produced the dynamic Ortiz brothers, Jose and Irad Jr., Evin Roman, John Velazquez and Manuel Franco,  among others.“He attended the jockey school for two years in Puerto Rico,” Arroyo said. “He rides for several different top trainers and in the mornings, works for everybody every single set just about every day.”But wait. There’s more.Arroyo expects another promising young rider from Puerto Rico to be under his wing at Santa Anitua shortly.“The same person who called me about Heriberto called me again and told me I had to look at this kid. ‘I think I found you another freak,’” he said. “I watched him ride his first race on Jan. 1 in Puerto Rico and he looked like a professional. He looked like Angel Cordero on a horse and I’m not BS-ing.”The rider is 19-year-old Jorge Velez, who tacks about 108 pounds.“He attended the jockey school for one year, but instead of staying there, he went to Cordero in New York for five months, but when he was about to get his license there, he fell from a horse and broke his collar bone and was out for five months. While there, he worked for Gary Contessa and Mark Hennig.“He returned to Puerto Rico and decided to do a second year at the school. So instead of most apprentices, who only have two years at the school, he had two plus an extra five months with Angel Cordero teaching him personally in New York.”$2 MILLION GUARANTEED SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX TODAYFor the second consecutive day, Santa Anita Park will guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, as there was no single ticket winner on Saturday.With a $2 million guaranteed Jackpot and a live money Rainbow Six Jackpot carryover of $918,801 stoking the pari-mutuel fires, there was $442,962 in “new” money wagered Saturday, creating a total Rainbow Six pool $1,361,763. With no singleton, there is a live money carryover into Sunday of $1,020,209.First post time for a pair of 10-race cards Sunday and Monday is 12 noon.Approximate post time for Sunday’s fifth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 2:03 p.m. PT.For additional racing information and specifics on Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FAHAN MURA WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONAL NEXT SHARES WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALHEAVENHASMYNIKKI PREPARING FOR THE SAM HOUSTON F&M CLASSIC NEXT SUNDAY GAME WINNER WORKING 4 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTIMPROBABLE WORKING 4 FURLONGS  FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTINSTAGRAND WORKING 4 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER JERRY HOLLENDORFERACCELERATE’S FINAL PREP AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONALCATAPULT’S FINAL WORK AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALPATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3“QUICK QUESTIONS” WITH RICHARD MANDELLA“SHEDROW STROLL” WITH BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MARFINISH LINES: Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and soon-to-be Eclipse Award champion as outstanding two-year-old male of 2018 Game Winner worked four furlongs for Bob Baffert Sunday morning in 48.60. The son of Candy Ride is ticketed for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 9. Santa Anita clockers had a busy morning as there were more workers than blond anchors on Fox, with 312 recorded drills, including 51 on the dirt training track, and one on the turf, that by Richard Baltas-trained Next Shares who goes in the $7 million Pegasus Turf Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Next Shares went four furlongs on a firm course in 49.20 . . . Leading rider in wins and money won this meet (19 and $1,232,346) Flavien Prat will be absent Friday and Saturday, traveling to Florida the first day and riding Audible the second in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup for Todd Pletcher . . . Congratulations to Anna Meah on her first training win yesterday, sending out favored Stringent under Rafael Bejarano to capture the fourth race by a half-length. “It felt great,” Meah said . . . Today’s fifth race features six first-time starters among the field of seven three-year-old maiden fillies, two (Blue Moonrise and Jon White‘s 4-5 morning line favorite Flor de La Mar, both trained byBaffert) fetching $500,000 each at the Fasig-Tipton sales. Overall, the seven cost $2,260,000, an average of just over $322,857 each . . . Tomorrow, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be Dollar Day at Santa Anita, with beer and soda on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2. First post time will be 12 noon. CHAMPION ROY H CRUISES IN PALOS VERDES 44% 51% $2 MILLION GUARANTEE IN RAINBOW JACKPOT Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer37 4 $961,271 4 6 Flavien Prat78 67% Richard Baltas45 5 Mike Smith27 11 $1,232,346 Trainer          Mts1st $442,556 9 13 20% JockeyMts 3rd 13 23% 24% Money Won $406,951 ITM% 37% 18% 15 8 2nd Win% 19 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 19) 4 4 1st 58% 24% Win% 10 9 4 7 24% 13 5 $559,391 16% 42% $648,899 14 7 20% 5 GAME WINNER WORKS TOWARDS SAN FELIPE $241,180 Doug O’Neill50 ITM% 58% Peter Miller46 $561,981 FIGUEROA DISPLAYS POWER OF PUERTO RICO 6 Joel Rosario80 5 50% $475,898 J. Keith Desormeaux26last_img read more

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GOL Aims at New Economic Plan

first_imgThe Government of Liberia (GOL) has announced plans to launch a new economic roadmap for the coming year. The Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan (ESRP) is expected to go live in January, 2015 and is projected to cost the government roughly US$174 million with key sectors of the economy including heath, education, agriculture, information communications technology and road infrastructure, targeted for public investment. It is not yet clear whether ESRP will meet the approval of the National Legislature, but it was announced last week by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) Mr. Amara M. Konneh, who said the measure will address some of the country’s vexing issues undermining trade and its overall economic strength. Liberia is hit hardest by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, which has killed nearly 3,000 people in the post-conflict economy and infected over 5,000.The EVD outbreak has ruined the country’s gains over the years and posed further threats to its recovery programs.Foreign contractors and investors have declared force majeure and left the country to avoid being infected by the virus. The economy has receded by more than six percent with real GDP growth rate dwindling to (-) 0.4 percent and many people have lost their jobs amidst reduction of public revenues and increasing spending due to the Ebola virus outbreak. As part of its safety measures, the government has sent thousands of workers to stay home creating further bleak posture for the economy. Speaking to reporters last week, Konneh said he has been working with his colleagues in government including development partners to address some of the incommodious issues undermining the country’s trade position and overall economic strength. “The result is the development of an economic stabilization and recovery plan, designed to mitigate the effects of the slump in economic activities in the short term, and institute measures to restore the economy to its former trajectory of sustained, rapid growth, consistent with our medium and long term development goals,” said Minister Konneh. “The government is fully committed to investing its meager resource envelope to demonstrate ownership of this plan, while we also engage our development partners to support it directly through our national budget. In fact, we have already mobilized some resources to this effect, while a significant gap remains.” Although many Liberians are still very skeptical about the success of the government’s new strategy judging from the unsuccessful records of other strategies including the poverty reduction strategy (PRS) and the Agenda for Transformation (AfT), which is still struggling, Minister Konneh assured that the ESRP will promote investment activities that would restore the provision of basic services currently suspended or limited as a result of the crisis. According to the Finance Minister, the funds will be allocated as follows: US$60 million in revitalizing the health sector and improving basic health service delivery throughout the country, in addition to ongoing support to the sector to eradicate Ebola; US$30 million in support to the educational sector, to reduce the illiteracy rate and enhance national human capacity development efforts  and  US$25 million towards conditional cash transfers, to provide a social safety net for the significant portion of the Liberian populace affected by the Ebola virus disease crisis. Finance Minister Konneh also announced US$35 million to the agriculture sector, which he said is the lowest hanging fruit to the economic growth and development of Liberia; US$10 million into the activities of the domestic private sector, considered the engine of growth by the government, to reverse the slowdown in economic activity and create jobs; another US$10 million to be invested in developing the ICT sector, to promote innovation and efficiency in our economy; and the remaining US$4 million will be invested in road maintenance equipment, to improve the country’s road network and thereby enhance the farm to market value chain. The Liberian Finance Minister explained that the government is working with infrastructure contractors, who declared force majeure few months ago to resume their infrastructure rehabilitation work. He described these projects as crucial to jumpstart the economy. “They earlier stalled these activities, citing the force majeure clause in their contracts, due to the Ebola outbreak, but things have now begun to improve so we want them back,” Konneh added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Thank You, GOL, for Letting Simeon Freeman and Vandalark Patricks Go

first_imgThese two patriots, Simeon Freeman and Vandalark Patricks, could not keep their mouths shut in the face of the public anger and dismay over the mysterious and untimely deaths of one of our most talented sons, Harry A. Greaves, and also Michael Allison.So angry, suspicious and even frightened were these two men that they went beyond the pale (limit) in their utterances, accusing the government of Liberia (GOL) of an apparent witch hunt. Simeon Freeman bluntly accused the government of having a “hit list” made up of critics of the government to be assassinated. The Ellen government got angry, tried to arrest him and filed a seditious libel case against him. But he got away before they could arrest him.The late Allison knew a lot about the US$1 million which the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, got from NOCAL for his nationwide tour. Then suddenly after he started talking, he disappeared, only for his naked body to be found on the beach behind the President’s office.That is where a government can be really helped by competent, cautious and reticent (restrained) legal advisors—advisors who do not rush to action, but carefully weigh each situation and advise their bosses accordingly.And some of our saner and more levelheaded compatriots, notably Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and Attorney Kofi Woods, moved quickly to urge caution and restraint on the part of GOL.Following orders for their arrest, the Daily Observer editorially urged GOL to leave them alone, in the exercise of tolerance.But oh, Liberian Attorney Generals (AG), who think they can do anything in the name of “protecting” their President and safeguarding the country’s “security,” and get away with it.Remember that in 1953 Sammy Richards, publisher of The Friend, a weekly, published an article, “Why a Third Term?” The Tubman government angrily reacted with a series of attacks against Mr. Richards, published in the Daily Listener, owned by staunch TWP partisan C.C. Dennis. The final attack against Richards was written by Attorney General Cassell himself, entitled, “Whom the gods destroy . . .” That same night, thugs entered Mr. Richards’ printing press and broke up his printing machines!Remember, too, it was C. Abayomi Cassell who, following the alleged “plot that failed,” an alleged attempt to assassinate President Tubman at the Executive Pavilion on June 22, 1955, arrested, imprisoned and prosecuted hundreds of members of the opposition Independent True Whig Party (ITWP). The party was founded by former President Edwin Barclay, Counselor Nete Sie Brownell, S. David Coleman and Counselor S. Raymond Horace, who were challenging President Tubman in that year’s elections. Alas! The real “plot” was masterminded by Tubman’s supporters, notably Simon Simonovitch, a Russian Jew who was an official of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. He is said to have told the President, “If you want to win that election, let’s concoct a plot to assassinate you and blame it on the opposition, in order to discredit them.”An aftermath of “the plot” was the arrest and shooting to death of S. David Coleman and his young son John, who had just returned from the USA with a degree in civil engineering. Their bodies laid for several days on heartrending display at the Barclay Training Center (BTC). While members of the opposition languished in prison, the elections were held and Tubman was “elected” to a third term of office.But in 1961, when he was no longer AG, Counselor C. Abayomi Cassell delivered a legal address in Lagos, Nigeria, criticizing the Liberian justice system. While Cassell was yet in Nigeria, President Tubman angrily had him disbarred from the practice of law!Cassell’s successor was Counselor Joseph J.F. Chesson. Chesson served another stint as Attorney General following the resignation of Oliver Bright after April 14, 1979. Again, an inept and overzealous Attorney General Bright had ill advised President William R. Tolbert. Instead of advising the President to let Baccus Matthews and his Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) march in the exercise of their constitutional rights, Bright took the hardline and demanded that the march not take place, otherwise “we will shoot.” And shoot they did, as the demonstrationpassed the Information Ministry, killing three people. But the pandemonium had already hit Broad Street after Bright and his Police Director Varney Dempster had raided PAL’s office, breaking up furniture and hauling away documents. Oliver Bright, realizing he had misled the President, with catastrophic consequences, quietly bowed out, went to London, where he later died and was buried. Shortly thereafter, Cllr. J.F. Chesson succeeded Bright, maintaining the hard line. In early 1980 he made a remark to reassure President Tolbert that things were now fully under control. “When we get finished with them, President Tolbert will be able to dance from the Executive Mansion to Hotel Africa!” he said. It was only a few weeks later the April 12 Coup occurred. Chesson, like many other topmost officials, were caught up in the melee. We all know the rest. Once again, Attorney General Benedict Sannoh, too, behaved like the typical Liberian Attorney General—he rushed to action, leveling spurious (bogus) charges against Freeman and Patricks and, in the process, embarrassing his President and government. Perhaps realizing this, he quietly bowed out. We know not whether Ellen’s new Attorney General, Cllr. Frederick Cherue, had anything to do with the charges against Freeman and Vandalark Patricks being dropped. Was that one of Cherue’s conditions for accepting the job? We may never know. But we applaud GOL for dropping the charges against the two men. It is a most welcome development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sheep rustling ring strikes in Tuschen

first_imgA Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) family is the latest set of victims of a sheep rustling ring, which has been on the prowl over the last four months.Mohan Chotilall, 63, said that he tied his sheep to graze on nearby land at around 09:30h on Saturday morning but returned to find all of them missing.The man told Guyana Times that he is one of many who have had their sheep stolen over the last month.According to Chotilall, on Saturday morning he took four sheep and left them to graze but when he returned at about 13:00h, he found the ropes cut and the animals gone.“This thing here happen in broad daylight, these men brazen. I saying men because some people who they steal from saw them. Is only today I seh alright, I aint hear about one of the robbery in lil while so let me carrying out that four and let them graze and baps, all four gone, all me find was the ropes,” Chotiall relayed.The man explained to this publication that several other persons in the area have made similar reports to the police.“Whoever doing this, they selling them. They have to be rich because is a lot of sheep them stealing so far,” the man said. He is calling on the police to thoroughly investigate the matter.In June, a De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD) pensioner had a similar experience when thieves entered her backyard and made off with her sheep.This publication has previously reported that the 67-year-old woman had said that at about 18:00h, she secured the sheep but retired to bed just before midnight. However, the following morning, she journeyed to the back of her house to take her sheep to graze but noticed that the door to the pen was opened.Upon inspection, she found that 15 sheep were missing. The woman had expressed her anger over the situation since the sheep were her livelihood and had called on the police to assist her to properly investigate the matter.last_img read more

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WR coach heads to LSU

first_imgUCLA coach Karl Dorrell’s latest edition of remaking his staff is not done yet. Receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who spent one season with the Bruins, became the third offensive assistant coach to leave UCLA after he accepted a job for the same position at LSU, sources said Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McCarthy came to Westwood after two seasons at Central Florida. He tutored a UCLA receiving group that struggled with consistency throughout a 7-6 season. If Dorrell wants to look within the UCLA family for a replacement, a possibility is former Crenshaw High assistant coach Eric Scott. Scott was a part-time intern with the program last season, and is viewed as an up-and-coming assistant. Scott also has UCLA ties. After originally attending Northwestern, the former receiver transferred to UCLA. – Brian Dohn center_img McCarthy joins offensive line coach Jim Colletto and offensive coordinator Jim Svoboda as assistants to leave after last season. Colletto took a job with the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Svoboda was fired. last_img read more

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MICHAEL BLACK’S URBAN GYM KICKS OFF AGAIN

first_imgBY MICHAEL BLACK. Following on from our first very successful URBAN GYM class, Optimal Fitness will be running another 8 weeks of URBAN GYM starting on the 9th July.URBAN GYM is a new fitness class that takes the boredom out of your regular workout. Each class includes circuit based excercies including, ab work, interval training,boxercise,cardio and most important FUN! Classes are open to everyone regardless of your fitness level or ability. You work as hard as you want to work. Shape up and get some fresh air at the same time.The training works on all key components of fitness, cardio (how much you can jog or run), strengthening (how strong your muscle strength is), flexibility (how bendy are those limbs?), endurance (how long you can maintain a particular exercise).We combine Interval and circuit training, running, abdominal work,bootcamp classes, boxercise, games and more. No two classes are the same to keep people motivated all the time.We pick the most experienced trainers so that your classes are varied, effective and fun.Urban Gym is the answer to increased energy levels, improving body strength, improved cardio fitness, losing weight, sleeping better and overall looking and feeling better and fitter. All classes are structured and delivered by a fully qualified instructor who will help you acheive whatever goal you have. Classes numbers are kept small to ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve. So what are you waiting for, call or email now as places will book up fast. For booking and more information call me, Michael Black, on 087-6603090 or emailmichael@optimalfitness.ie or fill out the attached booking form and return with booking fee.Feel free to pass on this email to anyone who you think may be interested. Hopefully See you soon!!!Michael Black, Personal Trainer & Sports Coach. email michael@optimalfitness.ie, log on to www.optimalfitness.ie or Telephone: 087-6603090.MICHAEL BLACK’S URBAN GYM KICKS OFF AGAIN was last modified: June 23rd, 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:michael black’s urban gym letterkennylast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – THE OFFICIAL ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ VIDEO

first_imgHERE’S the official video from ‘Everybody Plays For Jimmy’ – with Alma Kavanagh, sister of star midfielder Rory – playing the lead role as Granny!It’s a great song, and a fantastic video.Well done to all those involved.Full credits below – click to play, and share via our facebook and twitter feeds. Produced by Brighdín Carr – songwriter, video choreography and music arrangement.Asst. Producer and performance – Alma KavanaghAudio Production – Brian McDaid and Percy Robinson studios.Titles, Post Production and edited by – pmcmedias/Marty CurranCamera – Willow Park Wedding Videos, Clive Wasson, James KerriganBlue Ribbon Arts’ Parents and children for singing.Noel Sweeney, Trevor Loughrey, Brighdín Carr and Alma Kavanaghsinging and castScoil Chaitríona, Ballyshannon : Parents Staff and Children singingFinesse Gymnastic Club: Lisa, Linda, Meganne and girls – Clive WassonMulroy College – Leaving Cert students, Principal Fiona Temple and choreographer Nicola McBrideDonegal Ladies and Team development squad – coaches and girls from all clubs in DonegalLetterkenny Gaels and St Eunan’s children, players, supporters and parentsVoodoo – Staff and ManagementBarney’s Boat – The McDaid, Dorrian and Temple families and friends, Crievesmith Stephen Maguire PhotographyGeneral Public – for sending in photographs and dvdsHuge Thanks to Enda, Ben and Caela….  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – THE OFFICIAL ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ VIDEO was last modified: September 7th, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – THE OFFICIAL ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ VIDEODonegal GAAlast_img read more

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MAN CAUGHT FOR ATTACK AFTER ORANGE PAINT FOUND ON HIS HANDS AND CLOTHING

first_imgA Churchill man was caught with orange paint on his hands and clothing after a woman’s house was attacked with paint.Raymond McGlynn was interviewed by Gardai after the home of Patricia Hegarty at Abbey Village in Kilmacrennan was attacked on July 1st, 2011.Her homes and some of her clothing on a clothes line was covered in orange paint. McGlynn, 31, of Claggan, Churchill, was staying at another nearby house.Gardai found orange paint on his hands and clothing and admitted being involved.He said he had been heavily intoxicated and although he could not remember the attack, he mist have been responsible, he told Gardai.Letterkenny District Court heard that McGlynn has 12 previous convictions for a range of offences including being intoxicated, damaging another person’s property, having no insurance and failing to comply whir the directions of Gardai.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client plans to compensate the injured party.He said McGlynn was about to start radiotherapy for a tumour on his brain and that this was a relapsed tumour.Although the prognosis was good, he added that it was guarded.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until September to allow for a probation report to be compiled on McGlynn.MAN CAUGHT FOR ATTACK AFTER ORANGE PAINT FOUND ON HIS HANDS AND CLOTHING was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:attackChurchilldonegalkilmacrennanorange paintRaymond McGlynnlast_img read more

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Centre of Excellence in IT planned for Gweedore

first_imgLocal Gweedore-based Tech Entrepreneur Brian Mac Gairbhigh is celebrating 10 years in business this year.We spoke to Brian about his TECHIE2U company and plans for the years to come:I run an I.T. Support company here called TECHIE2U. We have been providing Tech support to Residential and Business clients in the Gaeltacht and wider Donegal community and beyond for a decade now. My own history is mainly in Information Technology I trained in LYIT back in 2001. I worked in LYIT on work placement and worked in Údarás na Gaeltachta as their Technical Support Administrator for the Gweedore Branch.I found it difficult to find a full-time job in I.T. back then in Donegal so I ended up working as a consultant before eventually hitting a wall like many of the companies I support, and that was of course the 2008 recession.There was very little happening here in Gweedore back then, most of the news was negative of company and factory closures, many of my friends emigrated at this point but I decided to make a stand here, so I decided to start my own small Tech Support business back in 2009.Brian Mac Gairbhigh – TECHIE2UI must admit back then many of the residential/home clients were struggling just as much as the businesses I supported. It was a bleak and challenging period for both the Business and I. However, as a fluent Irish speaker surprisingly I believe the language completely, unexpectedly helped me an awful lot as Gaeltacht based clients seemed much more comfortable communicating with me through the medium of Irish. Since then I have grown the business to a point where I have thousands of clients in Donegal and beyond. I really enjoyed helping local companies with their I.T. Systems helping them operate safely and more efficiently and even helping some of them out when they were hit with serious ransomware viruses or in some cases had total hardware failure.Over the years I have lost count of the number of companies I have potentially saved from catastrophe in losing their own business files and indeed client information.During the recession even though I could have earned an awful lot more abroad I managed to actually buck the trend and start and grow my own business which of course brought its own reward and gave me a great sense of achievement and purpose as well as building a tremendous network of business clients.Thankfully I have seen green shoots beginning to appear in Donegal in the last two years, the business scene in the ground here is experiencing growth and becoming more vibrant. So even though I am an outspoken critic of Dublin centric policy in this county, I believe that there is a bright future here in west Donegal. I moved into a state of the art €12 Million business hub here in Gweedore last year called GTEIC, it is run by Údarás na Gaeltachta and has been a great help to me as there are state of art fibre broadband and office facilities.Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair. Photo Clive WassonPart of the attraction for moving into this building is not just the facilities but also the high calibre of the companies and people that work within them here. We have multinational satellite branches here for companies such as Pramerica and Optum also for that very reason, as well as other solo entrepreneurs I can count on for advice. As a solo entrepreneur it is great to add structure to my business and meet with fellow professionals from different industries and professions some of whom are returning after being away working abroad for over a decade. That, combined with the highly talented and educated local people, is an unbeatable combination. I believe there are the makings of many world-class-beating enterprises here that just need a little encouragement to flourish.So I am looking at the future and hope to be able to make maximum use out of this facility and employ people as I want to change the negative view some people have of west Donegal, that it is isolated and indeed very much not at the races in real business terms.That is not the case as I have recently started providing outsourced I.T. services to companies as far away as America and Canada I am able to do this from the Business park here in Gweedore remotely over the internet. Location is no longer a barrier, the world is increasing becoming a very small place.Brian Mac Gairbhigh – TECHIE2UI believe it is very important to document and write down your goals so you can document and hold yourself accountable and move towards achieving them, so with this in mind I plan to establish a centre for IT Excellence here in Gweedore. I regularly carry out cybersecurity audits with Donegal companies before I take them on as a Managed Services Contract client, many have had a tough time getting through the recession and understandably have failed to upgrade or replace their I.T. Systems and equipment. Many of them simply do not understand the risks they are taking with their own and client’s information. I plan to change that and let them focus on what they do best. In most parts of the world companies have being using cloud services for over a decade now, many Irish companies I audit are using systems that are outdated it would be fair to say most Irish companies are about 15 years behind the United States and most parts of the world in how we operate our small businesses. I believe it is high time to change that I firmly believe in a cloud first policy this is without doubt the best and safest way to run any SMB in 2019.Get in touch with Brian at Techie2u by visiting www.techie2u.ie or calling 086 375 6907Centre of Excellence in IT planned for Gweedore was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Raiders CB Isaiah Johnson leaves game vs. Rams with apparent head injury

first_imgThe Raiders’ first defensive drive of the preseason resulted in a forced punt, but it was still a loss for the Oakland defense.Rookie cornerback Isaiah Johnson took a knee to the helmet from teammate Marquel Lee on a Blake Bortles completion to Rams receiver Michael Thomas and stayed down on the field after the play.Oakland’s team trainers came out to evaluate Johnson and helped him off the field. He did not return to action for the rest of the game, and head coach Jon Gruden said after the …last_img read more

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