Sports briefs

first_imgINDIAN WELLS – Guillermo Canas ended Roger Federer’s 41-match winning streak, beating the world’s top player 7-5, 6-2 in the third round of the Pacific Life Open. Federer had arrived at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden having won seven consecutive tournaments and was considered an odds-on favorite to break the record of 47 consecutive matches won by Guillermo Vilas 30 years ago. Golfer involved in fatal crash ORLANDO, Fla. – PGA Tour player Arjun Atwal is under investigation after police said what appeared to be a high-speed street race ended in a fatal crash. Atwal was not injured in the accident Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The other driver, John Noah Park, 48, died at a hospital. Rags to Riches breezes in Oaks ARCADIA – Rags to Riches won the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 5 lengths, the largest margin of victory in the race in 10 years. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Rags to Riches covered 11/8 miles in 1:42.84 and paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Trainer Todd Pletcher said he would mull over running the 3-year-old filly, a daughter of A.P. Indy, against the boys in the Kentucky Derby. Stallworth headed for New England PHILADELPHIA – Donte Stallworth will be catching passes from Tom Brady instead of Donovan McNabb next year. Stallworth and the New England Patriots reportedly agreed on a multiyear contract worth $33.1 million over six years, including a guaranteed $3.6 million for 2007. Edmonds doubtful for opening day JUPITER, Fla. – Jim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he’ll be ready for opening day. The St. Louis Cardinals’ center fielder and Diamond Bar High School graduate is rehabbing from off-season surgery on his right shoulder and left foot, and thus far it’s been slow going. With three weeks to go before the World Series champions open the season on April 1, there’s no timetable yet for his first spring training appearance. Davis triumphs in 1,500 meters KEARNS, Utah – American Shani Davis is heading toward summer with a winning streak and much less turmoil. Davis closed the season by winning the men’s 1,500 meters at the World Single Distances Speedskating Championships, barely missing his world record while claiming a second title in two days. Man pulls knife on “Pacman” FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has drawn the attention of authorities again. This time police arrested a man for threatening him with a pocket knife. Police arrested Clayton Smith of Spring Hill on Friday after he pulled the knife on Jones at a bowling alley. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – West Virginia, Clemson, Air Force and Mississippi State were seeded No. 1 Sunday night in the revamped National Invitation Tournament. Once the NCAA picked the 65-team field for its tournament, the NIT had the pick of the leftovers, which included the four No. 1s and others such as Syracuse, Drexel, Kansas State and Washington. For the second consecutive year, all Division I conference regular-season champions who lost in their conference tournaments and weren’t picked for the NCAA tournament were guaranteed NIT bids, but the tourney field was reduced from 40 teams to 32. Federer’s winning streak snapped last_img read more

Join us for the Moose FM Block Party

first_imgOn Saturday, September 7, 2013, we will shut down 101 Avenue between 100 Street and 98 Street for all kinds of fun. We’ll have local bands like Alister Stone, the Ramblers, Tom Cole and more (if your band would like to perform email  The Block Party will also feature street performers from the Edmonton Fringe Festival like Ring of Fire.  There will be kids’ activities organized by the Spectacular Chair Factory, a community market, inflatable toys, the Fort St. John RCMP & Fire Department, and, of course, food.The event will start at 11 a.m. and wrap up at 4 p.m. on September 7.  The event is FREE to attend thanks to our many sponsors like On the Rocks and North Peace Savings and Credit Union.  – Advertisement -Bring the whole family to the Moose FM Block Party, presented by On the Rocks Saturday September 7, 2013.  We’ll post more details as we get closer to the event.last_img read more

Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal

first_imgA 56-year-old motorcyclist died when he collapsed during an off-road scramble in fields around Donegal.Victor McAlonan had been out with three friends and an instructor riding motorbikes on February 11th, 2017 at Downniesbar, near the village of Glen neat Lough Salt. The men had been in good spirits and had already been riding their VJP Pro bikes for a period of time.Under instruction of Paul McGuigan of Dirtbike Tours in Tyrone, the men decided to come down a descent.Victor McAlonan was at the rear of the group.Mr McGuigan told an inquest into the death of Mr McAlonan at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court that after about 40 metres, he looked back and could only see three bikers.He said ” stopped to do a head-count and I said “we’re a man down.”Mr McGuigan went back to locate Mr McAlonan and found him with the 100 kilogramme bike lying on the lower part of his body.He was unresponsive and he could not find a pulse from the victim.He said there was no sign of a collision or an impact and it appeared that Victor had only traveled half a metre from where he last left him at the start of the descent.The emergency services were contacted and members of the emergency personnel rushed to the scene.Because of the steepness of the terrain, the ambulance could not access the victim and a paramedic managed to get a lift on the back of one of the off-road bikes ridden by Mr McGuigan.A decision was then made to summon an emergency helicopter and the casualty was put on a spinal board and winched on board the chopper and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but was pronounced dead.Mr McAlonan’s nephew Richard said his uncle was not carrying any weight and that he was not aware that he had a heart condition.Pathologist Dr Hajnalka Gyorffy said there were no external injuries including bruising on the body of Mr McAlanon from Main Street, Cullybackey, Co Antrim.However, she added there had been significent findings of heart disease.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said it was his finding that Mr McAlonan died from natural causes as a result of coronary deficiency.He added “If he had been walking down Portrush it could have happened. We don’t think that the accident contributed to his death. The signs are that his heart stopped as a result of heart disease.”He paid tribute to the emergency services including Mulroy Coastguard for attempting to save Victor.Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 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:donegalgleninquestmotorbikeVictor McAlonanlast_img read more


first_imgTHIS is the car raced to the chequered flag at the Donegal International Rally in 1975 – and is up for auction with an estimated value of between €180,000 and €220,000!The BMW 2002 on offer next month was the second of just two cars built by BMW Motorsport in 1974/75 and fitted with a modified M12/7 Formula 2 engine.The current owner first remembers seeing the car in June of 1975 where it competed in and won the Donegal International Rally with the drivers Warmbold/ Davenport. The car was entered into that event by a company called KWS Autotechnic based in Kobenz with sponsorship from Radio Luxembourg….and went on to win. “It still looks resplendent in this white and green ‘radio Luxembourg’ colour scheme and is finished in what only can be described as excellent general condition,” said a spokesman for auctioneers Coy’s from Surrey, England.The sister car was purchased by Max Heidegger of Liechtenstein and was successfully raced in Europe including the 24hr Le Mans, even taking a win over a factory CSL. It was subsequently destroyed in a racing accident leaving the Donegal rally car the only one of its kind in existence.Rallied in period by Warmbold the car was notably driven by Bjorne Walldegaard and Ari Vatanen was also co driven on many events by Jean Todt, the current president of the FIA.In 1976, the car was purchased by the BMW importers of the time for Northern Ireland, Isacc Agnew Ltd. of Belfast, who purchased the car from the German Rally Champion Achim Warmbold; it was driven sparingly by the owner’s son until the current vendor purchased the car in 1978 with a recorded mileage of just over 9,000kms. The car was rallied by the current vendor and his brother in local Tarmac stage rallies. The vendor even recalls using it once for his journey to work when he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in the North!! The car was always very reliable, despite having 285bhp at 10,000rpm when required!!In 1980 the vendor decided to store the car on his local farm near Glenavy, Ireland. The car remained in storage until 1993 when it then became the subject of a restoration. This has almost now been completed, and culminated in an engine rebuild by arguably Europe’s best BMW M12 specialist Mr Lester Owen of Telford.“The vendor makes it quite clear to us that due to the length of time the car has been in his tenure its restoration is over 90% original,” said Coys.“Interested parties should note the car is accompanied by documentation from BMW Motorsport GmBh- most notably these two cars were the first project BMW motorsport as a standalone division under the capable instruction of Jochen Neerpasch.“Finished to ‘museum type’ quality this highly important piece of BMW history is one of a kind. For the BMW collector this is a once in a life time opportunity to acquire the only remaining example and an important part of BMW racing history. Eminently eligible for a huge variety of events.” Still interested?The Estimate: €180,000 – €220,000This car is going under the hammer at Coys forthcoming Auction – at the AVD Old Timer Grand Prix, Nurburgring Germany August 9th 2014.If you’ve got that sort of cash you can bid by calling 00442086147888 RARE BMW CAR WHICH WON 1975 DONEGAL RALLY TO BE AUCTIONED – FOR €200,000 was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:1975 donegal rallyBjorne WalldegaardBMW 2002last_img read more

Simi Valley Senior Menus

first_imgLunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with bread, dessert and fat free milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Turkey Marsala, white cauliflower, carrots. Tuesday: Hearty beef stew, vegetable mix five-way, peas and carrots. Wednesday: Glazed chicken, baby lima beans, white cauliflower. Thursday: Salisbury steak, carrots, vegetable mix five-way. Friday: Shrimp Creole, baby lima beans, peas and carrots. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Retirees outpace pension funds

first_imgJust 4 percent of California’s counties have fully funded their retirees’ health benefit costs, a California State Association of Counties survey has found.The survey of 48 of the state’s 58 counties also found the number of retirees statewide has grown by 12 percent in the past five years, while the amount counties are spending annually on their health care has tripled from $169 million to $567 million.“What’s been really dramatic is the substantial increase in costs due to the increased number of retirees as a result of the baby boom phenomena and medication inflation,” CSAC Legislative Coordinator Steve Keil said Thursday.The findings come as counties begin calculating the total unfunded liabilities of providing health care to retirees under a Government Accounting Standards Board rule going into effect next year.Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said the county has a “pay-as-you-go” system and plans to hire an actuary this spring to calculate its unfunded liability for retiree health benefits.The county grand jury recently estimated the unfunded liability at $9 billion.Janssen said the CSAC survey is to help counties explore how to either reduce or pay the future costs.One option being considered is issuing bonds, similar to the $2 billion pension bond the county issued in the early 1990s.While other counties have the option of negotiating with employee unions to limit or eliminate retiree health benefits, Janssen said a 1982 state law requires Los Angeles County to provide retiree health benefits.“We’d have to change the law first,” Janssen said. “We obviously want to take a look at attempting to minimize the cost in the out-years in discussions with the unions.”Keil said he expects many counties to explore bond issues and reducing health benefits provided to retirees.“There will be no easy fixes,” Keil said. “There will be significant new costs if they want to prefund the liabilities and amortize over 20 years. It could increase by 300 percent to 400 percent the cash flow costs as they pay down the unfunded liabilities.”Although the survey did not estimate the total unfunded liabilities for retiree health care, Keil noted Los Angeles County has about 140,000 active and retired employees while the state has 1.5 million city, county, state and special district active and retired employees.The survey also found that 98 percent of retirees are eligible for health benefits and about nine out of 10 plans provide benefits past age 65 to dependents and survivors.In Ventura County, Chief Deputy Executive Officer Paul Derse said the county’s unfunded liability for retiree health care costs is about $40 million.But he said the county has already eliminated retiree health benefits for new managers and is considering eliminating a subsidized retiree health benefit program.“We don’t expect this to have a significant impact on our budget,” Derse said. “We knew they were out there, have started to have a little more serious discussion on the issue and have already eliminated one program.” 974-8985 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’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe Department of Education released figures showing Donegal primary school classes had an average of 23 students. The EU average is 20.The average class size in the country was 24.7. The Pupil-Teacher ratio in primary schools nationwide rose from 16.2 to 16.4 in the school year 2012/2013. The EU average is 14.The average class size in the country was 24.7. The EU average is 20.There was a total of 18985 pupils in primary schools in Donegal, 146 of those were in special schools.Primary school teacher numbers increased across the country in the last school year by 250 to 32,175. Secondary teaching staff numbers dropped by over 400. There were 12553 pupils attending Donegal secondary schools last year.  DONEGAL CLASS SIZES HIGHER THAN EU AVERAGE was last modified: September 4th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationschoolslast_img read more


first_imgA woman who was taken from her home in Co Donegal at 7am and driven in a taxi by Gardai to Mountjoy Prison for not paying her TV license has said she was terrified by her ordeal.The single mother, who is in her 40s, was forced to spend three hours in the women’s Prison Duachas, before being given a bus ticket back to her home in Donegal.The woman had been fined €450 at a previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court for not paying her TV license. However she said she had come to an agreement with local Gardai to pay back to fine over a period of time and had paid €212.The woman got the shock of her life when two Gardai called to her home at 7.10am recently and then took her by taxi to Mountjoy Prison.The woman revealed how one of the Gardai told her she was “for up the road.”The woman, who has a young son in sixth class in primary school, was forced to leave the boy in tears as she was taken from the house. The woman claimed she had been paying the fine in instalments to Letterkenny Garda station and that a total of €212 of the €450 fine had been paid off.However the woman said that while in the taxi, one of the Gardai produced a brown envelope with €212 in it which he handed back to her.Once she got to Mountjoy the woman was taken to a holding cell where she was held for three hours along with five other women.ALL of the women had been jailed because of non-payment of TV license fines.She was then released and given a bus ticket back to Donegal. The woman said she had never been more scared in all her life.And she said while she accepted that Gardai were only doing their job, she said somebody gave the order to arrest and jail her even though she was trying to her to pay the fine.She told Donegal Daily “I couldn’t believe it when the Gardai called to my home and told me I was “for up the road.” I was terrified and that distraught that I didn’t even have time to put my coat on.“I had never been given any warning letter or anything. I was doing my best and I had almost half the fine paid back. “My 11 year old son was crying his eyes out to see his mother being taken away in a Garda car. Luckily my daughter is older and she was able to look after him,” she said.The woman was taken to her local Garda station and then taken by taxi to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, stopping off in SLigo for a cup of coffee and a cigarette.The woman said the prison authorities were more than nice but she said that didn’t stop her from being terrified.“I had never been in a prison in my life before. I was distraught. Some of the other women were trying to calm me down.“At one stage one of the officers told me that I would be going home later and that settled me a bit. But for all I knew I could have been there for a week,” she said.The woman, along with three of the other women, who were from Louth, Dundalk and Galway, were all given vouchers for bus tickets and they made their way to Bus Eireann in Dublin’s city centre.“We managed to get loss and I was a bit calmer at this stage but I still just wanted to get home to my children,” said the woman.When she arrived home around 9pm that evening, her children were lying on her bed in a distraught state.She admitted she was offered a phonecall by prison staff but was so upset she could not speak to her children.Local Donegal county councillor Gary Doherty has described the woman’s plight as “a major scandal.”He added that she made great efforts to pay the fine and claimed Gardai were in breach of the new Fines Bill which was amended last year to allow people to pay time to pay smaller fines.He said “This is a very serious issue.. Firstly, who made the decision to arrest her and take her to Mountjoy. Why wasn’t she give prior notice of her impending arrest.“Why did the Gardai still have the €212 which she paid into the Garda station in instalments? And why were two Gardai employed at the State’s expense to accompany this lady to Dublin, and a taxi charge incurred, simply to take this lady to Mountjoy for three hours?” he asked.Councillor Doherty along with Sinn Fein’s Spokesperson on Justice, Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn have now requested a meeting with the Garda Superintendent in Letterkenny.The woman added that she would have gladly paid all of the fine rather than spend a other minute in prison.“It’s not something I would like to do again. But I had no choice. I didn’t have the money.“But when I think of all the money that is being wasted in this country and the amount of money that this Government is wasting and how much money is being made on water charges, it makes me so angry,” she added.The woman said she did not know the cost of the taxi but a Letterkenny-based taxi-firm said the cost of a fare to Dublin was €350.WOMAN SAID SHE WAS TERRIFIED AFTER BEING TAKEN FROM HOUSE TO MOUNTJOY was last modified: February 28th, 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:donegalGardaiprisonwomanlast_img read more

Wakiso Giants secure promotion to StarTimes Uganda Premier League

first_img Tags: Entebbe FCfufa big leagueFUFA Big League 2018/19Ivan KiwewaNorman OjivktopWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants have been promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. (Photos by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Wakiso Giants 2-1 Entebbe FC Kyabazinga Stadium, BugembeThursday, 02-05-2019BUGEMBE – Wakiso Giants have finally graduated to the Uganda Premier League after defeating Entebbe FC 2-1 in a FUFA Big league match played at Bugembe Stadium on Thursday.Norman Ojiki scored the first goal of the purple sharks in the 31 minute to give them an early lead.Captain Feni Ali could have doubled the home side’s lead on 25 minutes but his effort went wide of the target.Entebbe FC leveled maters on 42 minutes through Kenneth Madira.At the start of second half, Wakiso made two substitutes by replacing Hakim Senkumba and Richard kigozi with Abdul Karim Kasule and Geoffrey Luutu replacing the duo.Substitute Kasule (R) in action against Entebbe FC on Thursday.Ivan Kiwewa missed a golden opportunity in the 50 minute, shooting wide of the target while unmarked in the area.Wakiso continued to look the better side, but blunt in front of goal. Ogik had a glancing header which was ruled out for offside by referee Brian Miiro.Kiweewa settled the nerves of the home faithful in the 59th minute, with a goal which turned out to be the winner.The promotion means Wakiso have been promoted to the top tier at the first time of asking after they were founded last year.The victory leaves the Purple Sharks with 40 points, four above Kyetume in second with just a game to play.Comments last_img read more

Examining the Connection between Poverty and Child Maltreatment and Neglect

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr., MS & Bari SobelsonPixabay[Kid by Madalinlonut on October 20, 2015, CC0]Slack, Holl, McDaniel, Yoo, and Bolger (2004) provide extensive evidence documenting the relationship between poverty and child maltreatment, indicating the existence of a negative relationship between income and multiple forms of child abuse and neglect. This means that as the household level of income decreases, instances of child abuse and neglect are statistically more likely to occur. This is a startling revelation which suggests that children in low socioeconomic status families may be more susceptible to child maltreatment.However, it is more alarming to note that the existence of a relationship between poverty and child maltreatment is about the extent of what is known. Slack et al. (2004) point out that a virtually endless number of outside variables could affect this relationship. For example, it is unknown which aspects of poverty are responsible for this relationship. To address this issue, Slack et al. (2004) combined survey research and child maltreatment data to examine the roles poverty and parenting characteristics might play in this relationship. They found support for the assumption that certain factors within these variables were more responsible for the relationship between poverty and child maltreatment. However, it is perhaps most interesting to note that this study indicates that reports of child neglect to Child Protective Services (CPS) were NOT significantly correlated with household income range or material hardships. This finding represents a foundation for families struggling economically to stand on, as it suggests that economic hardship alone will not lead to negative outcomes for their children.More recently, Cancian, Slack, and Yang (2010) found that families who received greater amounts of governmental child support payments experienced fewer investigations from the child welfare system related to child maltreatment. Also, when accounting for poverty, mothers with larger families and younger children- factors that likely increase the difficulty of the parenting process- were more likely to become involved with the child welfare system. Finally, mothers who did not earn a high school diploma were also more likely to become involved. This reiterates the idea that other factors, such as education and family size, may play a role in the relationship between poverty and child maltreatment.So, what does this mean for us as service providers? What can we do differently within our practice? Slack (2017) acknowledges that the central focus of child maltreatment prevention programs is parenting. This focus includes the use of interventions such as parent support groups, parenting classes, parent-child attachment therapies, home visiting, play groups, and respite programs. But, what if the parenting focus just isn’t enough? It is important to consider Slack’s suggestion that “parenting interventions may not work if economic context is in chaos”. Taking this into consideration, it would be beneficial to “inventory economic hardships during [the] service assessment phase (in CPS as well as in prevention programs)”. By acknowledging, listening, considering, probing, and understanding through assessments, service providers can gain a clearer path of intervention for families. Additionally, service providers can infuse the social-ecological framework by emphasizing more than just parenting strategies in prevention efforts.Slack (2017) believes that through work towards changing policies, practices, and societal beliefs on community responsibility in preventing maltreatment, among other things, can lead us down a road of hope towards addressing poverty in child maltreatment prevention.ReferencesCancian, M., Slack, K. S., & Yang, M. Y. (2010). The effect of family income on child maltreatment. Institute for Research on Poverty, Discussion Paper No. 1385-10.Slack, K. (2017). Addressing the Connection Between Poverty and Child Neglect [1-29].Slack, S.S., Holl, J.L., McDaniel, M., Yoo, J., & Bolger, K. (2004). Understanding the Risks of Child Neglect: An Exploration of Poverty and Parenting Characteristics. Child Maltreatment. 9 (4), 395-408. doi:10.1177/1077559504269193This blog was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT and David Lee Sexton, Jr, members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more