first_imgEdwin Maldonado69 13 17 Martin Garcia60 9 7 Richard Baltas69 43% $387,073 8 Kent Desormeaux63 14 5 LERNER FILLY MAKES GRADED STAKES DEBUTIppodamia’s Girl makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade III Wilshire Saturday, and trainer Andrew Lerner feels the four-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic shows signs that she deserves the chance.“She’s been training really well,” he said. “We were going to go in the Gamely but didn’t want to possibly face Vasilika. My filly had a nice work yesterday (five furlongs in 1:00.80) and I think she’s come out of her last race better than she went into it.”That would be an overnight race May 5 in which she led throughout at a mile on turf.   Trained by Bill Morey before that victory, Ippodamia’s Girl will be ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr. in the Wilshire, which also is expected to attract defending champion Storm the Hill (Rafael Bejarano) and Don’t Blame Judy (Victor Espinoza).CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IN POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKESZaffinah has more than paid her way in 14 United States starts, picking up checks in four graded stakes. Tomorrow, she tries for her first victory here in an added money event taking on seven rivals in the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.The five-year-old Irish-bred mare is coming off two solid seconds, in the Grade III Santa Ana at Santa Anita March 30 and the restricted Golden Poppy at Golden Gate Fields April 27.Overall, she has a 3-5-4 record from 17 starts with earnings of $206,222.“A good trip always helps and her last trip was fine, although she didn’t seem to take to the turf course at Golden Gate,” said Jack Carava, who trains her for Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. “I think she likes the shorter, faster courses.“She was kind of slipping and not getting a hold of it well at Golden Gate, but she still ran well, and I think the filly that beat her (Simply Breathless, trained by Neil Drysdale) is a pretty nice horse.“Zaffinah just has to get the right trip. She had a rough trip against Vasilika when third in the Megahertz (on Jan. 21). She didn’t get a chance to run when she really wanted to.”The field: Zaffinah, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 5-2; Pantsonfire, Flavien Prat, 2-1; Confidentially, Evin Roman, 12-1; Mirth, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Lynne’s Legacy, Alonso Quinonez, 5-1; Pulpit Rider, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; Siberian Irish, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; and Lemoona, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2.MANDATORY RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT COULD HIT $5 MILLIONThe beat goes on but it will end on closing day, June 23.For the 30th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Saturday of $1,194,985.With a CHRB-approved mandatory payout set, it’s expected Sunday’s total Jackpot pool could easily reach $5 million.Friday’s Rainbow Six generated $147,155 in “new” money, helping to create a total Rainbow Six pool of $1,308,449.Although there was No Single Ticket Jackpot winner, there were 53 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $1,476.30.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m.HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISERFifteen Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.Braulio Baeza, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez are scheduled to be on hand.There will be a free autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Paddock Gardens area and a free Silent Auction for all on-track fans from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the autograph signing area.Tickets starting at $65 are on sale at Walk-up tickets will be available. It includes a Chandelier Room party during the races featuring a buffet and a specialty drink.Fans can also participate in an on line auction for valuable memorabilia at this website link: more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at (626) 574-6413FINISH LINES: Shoemaker Mile winner Bolo, ticketed for a turf stakes at Del Mar, worked four furlongs this morning in 49 flat for Carla Gaines with former jockey Goncalino Almeida in the irons. In all, there were 202 recorded workouts, 48 on the training track . . . With five racing days remaining in the spring portion of the current meet, Flavien Prat holds a 26-19 lead over fellow jockeys Joe Talamo and Tiago Pereira, while among trainers, Doug O’Neill leads Richard Baltas, 22-17 . . . Premium Father’s Day packages are available at Santa Anita tomorrow including a trackside BBQ event and a FrontRunner & Turf Terrace & Club Court Buffet. For further information, visit . . . Congrats to the XBTV All Stars on picking a winning Stronach 5 ticket yesterday worth $496 on a $54 ticket.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Oliver (Outside) and Seeking Refuge works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (O’Neill)Reedley (Outside) and Victory Element works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Baffert)Emtech (Outside) and Rapport worked 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Callaghan)Richard Mandella gives an update on Omaha Beach after returning to Santa Anita Park.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Turf Sprinter Master Ryan. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s King Abner. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Stakes Winner Lombo. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Veteran Kenjisstorm. 6-13-19XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 15th, 2019XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 16th, 2019Quick Questions: With Trainer Dan Blacker. 6-13-19Roadster (Inside) and Kingly worked 4 furlongs. 6-12-19 (Baffert)Paradise Woods works 4 furlongs. 6-12-19 (Sherriffs)  (Current from April 12 through Friday, June 14) 26 52% Victor Espinoza53 5 23% 19% 16 20 Win% 21% 46% 8 $1,326,829 Geovanni Franco89 Tiago Pereira121 $798,131 IPPODAMIA’S GIRL STEPS UP IN THE GRADE III WILSHIRE 13 11 Mark Glatt71 TrainerMts 9 5 6 49% $1,076,497 Richard Mandella26 J. Keith Desormeaux28 19 JockeyMts 11 44% $775,570 17 7 Money Won 5 23% Aaron Gryder76 9 24% 17 14 Bob Baffert31 3 17 Steve Knapp31 17% 8 43% 50% 3 16% $512,460 18% $951,184 7 18% Flavien Prat114 9 37% 23% 7 $785,324 13 51% 20 5 47% Win% Andrew Lerner14 0 $581,395 5 52% 48% Jerry Hollendorfer48 23% CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IS SET FOR POSSIBLY PERFECT 20% 48% $343,522 3rd Jorge Velez54 14 11 William Spawr21 10 $584,580 52% 11 12 13 45% 23% 5 6 24% ITM% 18% 13% 24 15% $977,979 4 13 6 SANTA ANITA STATISTICScenter_img 58% 7 2nd $212,456 2nd 7 Martin Pedroza40 1st 14 $1,120,737 Leonard Powell24 13 49% 16% Drayden Van Dyke95 42% Joseph Talamo106 19% $1,165,038 12 $603,585 54% 13% $240,807 18 15 57% 5 7 Money Won John Sadler62 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.49 Steven Miyadi25 8 John Shirreffs21 25% $980,853 Philip D’Amato72 $166,653 63% 5 ITM% 6 5 8 $524,872 4 8 MANDATORY SOLO TICKET JACKPOT MAY HIT $5 MILLION 42% 15 13 $298,719 $757,767 22 10 74% 8 $515,413 5 5 8 19% Mario Gutierrez64 18% 16% 12 $732,476 1 1 50% 50% 1st 6 60% 4 12% Vladimir Cerin43 17 16% 20 26 48% 19 19 $259,604 $302,092 $621,920 15 16% Ruben Fuentes108 3rd 21% 6 9% 3 52% $1,097,221 2 7 49% Rafael Bejarano120 8 25% 8 4 Doug O’Neill96 49% 6 13 $1,918,769 58% 50% $258,075 7 37% $194,167 5 23% 15 $273,853last_img read more

Also, shoot Getafe: “They have made 29 fouls and we go with one more card”

first_imgQuique Setién appeared in the ‘flash interview’ of Movistar LaLiga after the game to give his first analysis of the victory (2-1) against Getafe.-More troubles than expected?– The predicted thing was that the party was going to be complicated, hard. They had won four games. It has been a match with alternatives and I think that in the first part we could have solved. But I am quite happy because it was not so easy to win.-Messi breaks blackboards-We have high level players who appear in difficult matches and this is normal. And it is what we want., That they plug in and solve.– Pitos have been heard.-Like everyone. We get nervous at the start of the ball. We were having a hard time leaving and when you left we needed them and you had to start again. But you have to respect people.-It has been a game that has been played on the benches.-The matches are played in the field.And the complaints to the referee?– They have made 29 fouls and we go with a card more than the rival.Also, at a press conference.Are you happy with how the team came out with the ball?We knew it was going to be very hard. They exert high and aggressive pressure and on many occasions we have overcome it, sometimes failures and the opponent has a lot to say. We have done 60 good minutes, but then when we left we needed and slowed us down. In the end the victory is deserved but suffered because you get a goal out of nowhere.How important is Ter Stegen in the ball out? The goalkeeper is the one who has to manage the ball and ensure that the partner can get rid of the brand of players as aggressive and intense as those of Getafe. We will continue to do so.How is the team physically?Well, very well, all physical records are correct.What did he complain about in the end?They made many mistakes to cut the rhythm, I understood that they had to be more severe when they cut the rhythm.What did you think of Angel?They are all good players. Among the three strikers they have scored 25 goals.How do you see Arthur?I could have changed to another, but I had to do something and get a cool man, that’s why I thought about Ivan, but I’m very happy with his performance.Are you worried about Jordi Alba’s injury?We do not know what he has. We do not know what he has.Do you see Junior ready to replace him?Ready has to be. He is in Barça and will grow safe.Do you see the signing of a forward essential?Let’s see if they leave us. We have said several times, we have said the club like me, but we must wait.Did Ter Stegen miss his whistles when he took the ball?It can be a product of the nerves, see the difficulties, even I get nervous. It is our sign of identity and we try to control the game from behind, the risk is such, but the benefit too.Is it here that I wanted to be?In moments we have done many things well. Rivals also play and I am very perfectionist. There are no teams that win games easily. In general I am happy with how things are going.last_img read more

Dr Paul Wright: Who is accountable?

first_imgThe ‘Diamond Mile’, the richest race in the history of horseracing in the English-speaking Caribbean, was completed at Caymanas Park last Saturday. The day saw 14 races being completed with record attendance, a record handle (money bet on the races), great dividends, and exciting finishes. Sponsors were there in their numbers; no money was spared in the preparation of the in-field for special guests; and a good time should have been had by all. Wrong. Whereas all the above is in fact true, the regulators had to have their now mandatory stab at “spoiling the party”. In the 10th race of the day, the betting favourite was horse number two, Silver Cloud. After being loaded into the starting gate, the horse squatted/fell in the gate, throwing the jockey head over heels (a poop-a-lick) backwards on to the surface. Luckily, the jockey was not hurt and quickly picked himself up and did some checks to make sure that he was all right. absolute shock To the absolute shock of racing fans, the horse was not removed from the gate for inspection by the veterinarian on duty at the gate. Our shock turned into dismay as the horse staggered out of the gate and trailed the field home, obviously feeling some effect of the fall. In every other racing jurisdiction where the safety of the participants (horse and rider) is the priority of paid individuals, that horse would have been examined out of the starting gate BEFORE the horse was allowed to start! But this is racing in Jamaica. who cares? If the horse is seriously injured and falls during the race, injuring the rider and possibly any of the other participants, oops, who won? Can this sport be allowed to continue like this? Apparently, YES. No one cares. No one is accountable. The day was an economic and sponsors success. So what? Divestment IS the only answer. However, with a somnolent Divestment Committee “waiting on Godot”, nothing even close to an announcement will come until a few days before the election, which has now been pushed back to “one day soon”. HELP! privileged positions The much-anticipated and longed-for meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board and the CARICOM subcommittee on cricket was held last Friday. After a three-hour meeting, the recommended dissolution of the board was not discussed as the reports out of the meeting suggest that the board has no intention of giving up its privileged positions. They have agreed to meet again on December 13, and, hopefully, the anxious West Indian fans will hear something from Mr Pybus and ‘President Dave’ about the recent revelation from reinstated coach Phil Simmons. Simmons had mentioned, before a failed attempt to silence him, that there was outside interference in the selection of the West Indies team. Fans of West Indies cricket (the “few” of us left) know that the only hope for the resurrection of cricket in the region rests solely on the removal of a group of men described by one of their own (Baldath Mahabir) as “unprofessional, tardy, or lax in many instances”. As our ancestors have taught us, “If fish come from river bottom and say that shark down there, believe him”. Administrators of sports worldwide will not give up their privileged position no matter what. FIFA continues trying to run football as the majority of that body’s executive is arrested on numerous charges. Sports can be saved. We the people have to insist on transparency and integrity of those who “volunteer” to run sports. We have to!last_img read more

Perpetual hires Frankie Lim as team consultant

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours INQUIRER sought Lim’s side, but he has yet to issue a statement as of posting.The Altas amassed a 4-14 record this past NCAA Season 93, with Prince Eze carrying much of the load in their campaign together with seniors Gab Dagangon, GJ Ylagan, and Keith Pido.Perpetual is set to begin its buildup for NCAA Season 94 early as it participates in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup in January.Lim last called the shots for Ginebra in the PBA in 2015 after a largely successful run in San Beda, where he won four titles from 2007 to 2011. He also briefly coached Stadium Jakarta in the NBL Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Amid celebration, SBP braces for lots of hard work ahead SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE) PLAY LIST 02:19SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE)01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sources close to the situation confirmed that the 57-year-old Lim has recently been appointed as a team consultant for the Perpetual Altas.“He’s there in Perpetual now. He’s running the practices but he’s just a consultant,” the source said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJimwell Gican is still the team’s head coach, but the position has long been in dispute with Nosa Omorogbe also calling the shots for a handful of games last season.Another source who corroborated the report said that Lim is also trying to bring in a pair of assistant coaches. Frankie Lim. PBA IMAGESFrankie Lim is back in the collegiate scene.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Zuma’s removal was long overdue

first_imgDear Editor,The ruling African National Congress of Azania (still named South Africa), has finally removed Jacob Zuma as president. Zuma will be remembered as one of Africa’s most inept Heads of State. He will also be remembered for his shameful collusion with the imperial powers in the destruction of Libya and the brutal killing of one of Africa’s greatest leaders, Muammar Qaddafi.Like Thabo Mbeki before him, Zuma’s pursuit of neo-liberal economic policies has created a new class — a parasitic, bureaucratic bourgeoisie who work hand in hand with transnational and Boer capital to enrich themselves, their families and friends, all the while calling it “Black empowerment”. Truth be told, Azania has moved from apartheid to neo-apartheid. As the great revolutionary Pan-Africanist Kwame Ture pointed out, “Black visibility and Black faces in high places does not necessarily translate into Black Power”.Enter Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president, and one of the wealthiest men in Africa. Guyanese need to know that Ramophosa was a director of the Lonmin Mining Company and a senior member of the governing ANC when, in 2012, the South African Security Forces were given the order to shoot workers striking against Lonmin. In total, 34 workers were gunned down by Police.Referred to as the Marikana Massacre, this shocking act of State terrorism was eerily reminiscent of actions taken by the White Apartheid Regime of days gone by. A former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, Ramaphosa, in an email between Lonmin management and government officials the day before the massacre, stated, “The terrible events that have unfolded cannot be described as a labour dispute. They are plainly dastardly criminal acts and must be characterised as such…there needs to be concomitant action to address this situation”.Ramaphosa was directly responsible for the company’s failure to abide by its commitment to build 5,500 houses for employees, instead completing only three dwellings. It was this and low wages that the striking workers were protesting.After more than two decades of ANC rule, the majority of Azanians are still without basic necessities, such as decent housing, electricity and healthcare, while the wealth of the country is plundered by foreign capital.The truth is that the ANC has betrayed its own Freedom Charter, and is quite content to manage a neo-colonial arrangement, facilitating EU and US control of African resources, not unlike the PNCR, who have betrayed the Sophia Declaration, and are also facilitating the plunder of Guyana’s resources in the name of “Black empowerment”.Like Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP) here in Guyana, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under the leadership of former ANC youth leader Julius Malema are leading the charge when it comes to resisting neoliberalism and completing the national liberation struggle initiated by the African National Congress, Pan Africanist Congress, Azanian People’s Organization, and others.The EFF is now the third largest party in both houses of Parliament, having received 1,169,259 votes in the 2014 elections. Its members dress as miners and maids in parliament to reflect the people they represent. With more than half a million members and growing, they have relentlessly opposed Zuma’s corrupt leadership and the ANC’s neo-liberal agenda. Their battle cry is “economic justice in our lifetime”.EFF has just issued a statement vowing to oppose Ramaphosa, stating that he is every bit as corrupt as Zuma.In Azania, as in Guyana, Black faces in high places has not translated into liberation for Black people, who remain impoverished, exploited and marginalized despite the vast wealth of their countries. In both countries, the struggle for true independence, economic justice, human advancement and dignity in a genuinely multi-cultural society continues.God willing, our day will come.Sincerely,Gerald A PerreiraLeaderOrganisation for theVictory of the People(OVP)last_img read more

£48m-rated Chelsea and Man United target in favour of PL move amid exit talk

first_img1 Chelsea and Manchester United target Ivan Perisic has admitted he would prefer a move to the Premier League – if he leaves Inter Milan.Due to financial concerns, the Italian giants are expected to cash in on their prized asset in the summer, with the Croatia international attracting plenty of interest.Alongside the two English clubs, Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping tabs on the midfielder.It has been suggested the French giants are ready to offer around £48m for Perisic, whose present contract with Inter runs until 2020.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the 28-year-old prefers a move to the Premier League, with Inter bracing themselves for further bids.Perisic made 41 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 10 goals and providing 11 assists. Ivan Perisic: The 28-year-old made 41 appearances in all competitions this season last_img read more


first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBa iad 2, 7, 8 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €3,700 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Breda Boyle Diamond, Dungloe, Raymond Sweeney Cloughwally, Andrew Deish 7A Loughanure, Maggie Boyle Burtonport agus James Byrne Mass, Glenties.Bhain Bernie Sweeney as Bunbeg, Brid Molly as Tangavane agus Ann Marion Sweeney as Sheskinarone €100. ag an bhingo. The Minor board AGM was held on the 12th of November and the following officers were elected for 2013. Chairman Peter Ward, Secretary Marie Bonner, PRO Eamon McGee, Delegates to the southern board Paul Martin, Eugene McGarvey & Jimmy O’Donnell.Managers for the various teams were also selected U-18 – Tony Boyle, U-16 Eugene McGarvey, U-15 Og Sport – Eugene McGarvey, U-14 Marty Boyle & Peter Ward, U-13 Eoin Bonner & Eamon McGee, U-12 John Ward, Anthony Ward, Shaun McGonagle, U-10 Dessie Gallagher, U-8 Raymond Sweeney. Also mentioned at the night was the need to have additional help and volunteers for the ladies and hurling teams.A proposed information night to be held at a future date in order to attract some new volunteers and help in the future running of all these teams, more to follow on this. A fun day in the RCS gym starting at 10am is also scheduled for the 24th of November 2012 in aid of John Boyle’s cerebral palsy treatment fund. Finally the minor board presentation will take place on the 27th of December 2012 in the parochial hall at 8pm.The Club would like to sincerely thank Patrick and all at the Bayview Bar for a great fundraiser on Saturday night. A Big thank you to Thomas who contributed greatly to the proceedings and to the girls, Theresa and Emma and Éimear who provided their services on the night and last but not least to the brave volunteers Daniel, John, Hugh, Conor, Kevin, Ciaran, Donal, Patsy, Conor and James who made it such a successful night.  GAA: DUNGLOE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 13th, 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:GAA: DUNGLOE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Crying foul over flier

first_imgPALMDALE – In a city that spreads more than 20 miles east and west, is it important that four of five elected officials live in the western half? It is to Mayor Jim Ledford, and it is to husband-and-wife mayoral and City Council candidates Desmond Kester and Marta Williamson-Kester, who are crying foul about the mayor’s political campaign mailer depicting them as West Palmdale residents. “It’s a lie,” said Desmond Kester, a Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office supervisor and second-time mayoral candidate who is the seventh-term mayor’s only opponent in Tuesday’s election. Containing a foldout map depicting residences of council members and candidates – captioned “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” – the mailer plays on a long-standing gripe among many east Palmdale residents that west Palmdale gets new stores and other amenities at their expense. “I guess I made a mistake,” he said. In any event, Williamson-Kester said, nobody considers west Palmdale to start at Sierra Highway. The dividing line is Division Street, where the street names change from East to West, or the nearby Antelope Valley Freeway. The home she has owned since 1977 “now may be more central than east side, but definitely not west side.” Ledford said Palmdale residents, before the freeway was built, considered the railroad tracks along Sierra Highway to be the dividing line between east and west. Williamson-Kester said she is also concerned about what she believes to be an organized campaign telephone operation telling voters incorrectly that she was endorsed by former Councilman Rick Norris. That brings her integrity into question, she said, because she has said in her campaign that she has asked no politicians for endorsements. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The mailer’s map shows the recently married couple at Williamson-Kester’s longtime home off 2nd Street East and Avenue Q, instead of Kester’s home near 20th East and Avenue S. The mayor’s mailer, which says, “East side Palmdale’s time has come,” is incorrectly depicting the only mayoral challenger as living west of Sierra Highway, Kester said. The mayor knows where he lives because he ran against him four years ago, Kester said. “In 2001, I kept saying I was east side,” Kester said. The mayor, whose home is off 37th Street East, said he assumed Kester moved in with his wife. last_img read more

Why you’ll never be short of finding a pint in this Donegal town!

first_imgOne Donegal town has one of the highest amount of pubs per person in Ireland.Research carried out by an Irish company shows that Lifford has the THIRD highest number of pubs per person in Ireland.The figures were given to the Sunday World newspaper by CEO of Reg Point Of Sale’s CEO Thomas Bibby. Bibby received a list of registered pubs in each Irish town from the Company Registration Office.He then compared them with specific population figures from the most recent Irish census.Below is the list of the top 10 Irish towns with the most pubs per person:Liscannor, ClareFeakle, ClareLifford, DonegalWaterville, KerryDoonbeg, ClareCastlegregory, KerryCong, MayoKnocktopher, KilkennyBallyvaughan, ClareSneem, Kerry Why you’ll never be short of finding a pint in this Donegal town! was last modified: April 15th, 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) Tags:donegalpubslast_img read more

One ambulance for South West Donegal is ‘dangerous’ and ‘not acceptable’

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the urgent need for a second ambulance to cover South West Donegal, covering the area from Inver Bridge to Glencolmcille, in addition to providing cover for the parish of Ardara.At present, just one ambulance covers the region and communities have raised concerns with delays in call outs.Deputy Gallagher says that cover ambulances have had to be despatched from either Letterkenny, Dungloe or even Ballyshannon to take patients from South West Donegal to hospital on a number of occasions. This has led to time delays of an hour or more in cases. “This is a vast geographical area, with many parts of these communities isolated and far removed from the nearest University Hospital, and as we are all aware, time for emergency call outs is critical and of the essence to safeguard patients recovery,” Deputy Gallagher said.“It is self-evident that there are inherent and clear dangers with the under servicing of Southwest Donegal, with only one ambulance crew covering southwest Donegal it is impossible to provide the service which is directed under the national guidelines for call out times, secondly there is no second call out team based within the locality,” he said.“The current ambulance crews are providing an excellent service; the issue here is the gross under funding of the service providing cover for this area, at present only one ambulance covers this entire area.”Deputy Gallagher said there are areas of serious concern without a second call-out team and called for government action on the issue. “Unfortunately the Government are not listening to the concerns of the general public or communities within southwest Donegal, previous political promises for a second ambulance have mounted to nothing.“It is not acceptable that such a reduced service level continues to be provided for south west Donegal, this matter requires immediate action by both the National Ambulance Service and the Government,” concluded Deputy Gallagher. One ambulance for South West Donegal is ‘dangerous’ and ‘not acceptable’ was last modified: August 20th, 2019 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)last_img read more