Punters were stunned into silence at Caymanas Park yesterday following a huge upset by LARUSA at 95-1 in the seventh race over 1300 metres for five-year-olds and up, non winners of two.Ridden by 4.0kg claiming apprentice Jerome Innis for trainer Rudolph Hardial, the six-year-old mare, whose form over the past year had been dismal, to say the least, emerged from the doldrums to hold off 4-5 favourite OMEGA and 9-5second favourite GIRSHOMin a driving finish. This ensured there would be carryovers to Saturday in both the Pick-9 and late Super-6.Both the jockey and trainer werepleasantly surprised despite not being too optimistic about the chances of LARUSA based on her indifferent form.Hardial disclosed that the chestnut mare by Tracking out of Yourpointismade finished lame in her last race behind Awesome Marque over the straight ($180,000 claiming) on January 31, but got significantly close (91/2 lengths ninth) that day and he anticipated an improved performance.”I told the rider to put her in the pace from early and see where it takes her. When I saw her in front entering the straight, I knew then that she could hold on and just barely made it. That’s the nature of racing … a horse can throw the form out the window at any time and surprise everyone,” said Hardial, who had his fair share of challenges with his string of horses in recent times.FIFTH CAREER WINInnis, a past student of Eltham High in St Catherine, said he rode LARUSA to the trainer’s instructions and things just fell into place.”She turned for home full of running with Omega in chase and responded well to the right hand stick for the victory,” said the 27-year-old apprentice, who notched up his fifth career win since graduating from the Jockeys’ School last September.On a day when top jockeys Dane Nelson and Shane Ellis rode two winners each, the 2014 champion sprinter POTCHEEN, running on strongly at odds of 5-2 with Jevanne Erwin aboard, out-finished the highly-fancied PUDDY POOH by half a length over the straight to win the open allowance feature in the good time of 57.2.
From left, Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry display their all-star jerseys before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The NBA will reach the All-Star break with conference races that are too close to call.In fact, they could be closer than ever at the league’s showcase event.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Casey isn’t celebrating as he heads off to his first time as the head coach of an All-Star team, knowing the tough road ahead.“That’s not even in my thought process,” he said after a 115-112 victory over Miami on Tuesday.“I’m upset even though we won because I know what’s coming around the corner. It’s like you’re going down a dark alley and here comes a group of guys with a baseball bat and you say, ‘Oh, hey, where’s the baseball game?’ at 12 o’clock at night. You know what’s coming around the corner.”AND TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THE BRACKETIt’s shaping up to be a wild West again.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Six teams are within 2 1/2 games of each other from fifth place, where Oklahoma City resides, to 10th. While New Orleans is holding the final spot, the two teams right behind the Pelicans look as if they’ll be tough to hold off down the stretch.The Los Angeles Clippers are ninth, a half-game back of the final spot, and hard-charging Utah is another game back after 10 straight victories.The Clippers have won 12 of 17, but realize they need to keep rolling after a nine-game losing streak in November forced them to play catch-up.“For us, we have to try to win every game,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We dug ourselves a hole earlier, and it’s just, we’re in the West. You lose four in the West, you’re out. That’s just how it is. So we have to win games.”The East is essentially down to nine teams for eight spots. Detroit is 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Miami and nobody else is close.PREVIEWING ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN LOS ANGELES—All-Star Game: For the first time, it won’t be East vs. West on Sunday night. It’s Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen after captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry drafted teams from the pool of All-Stars, with the league hoping the new format leads to a more competitive game.—Rising Stars Challenge: The NBA’s best rookies and second-year players meet, with a team of U.S. players facing a team from the rest of the world. The World Team has won two of three under this format, and will be led by Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Ben Simmons (Australia).—Slam Dunk Contest: The field includes two rookies, one All-Star, and one son of slam dunk royalty. Larry Nance Jr.’s father won the NBA’s first slam dunk title in 1984. Rookies Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas, and Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo round out the field.—3-point Shootout: Houston’s Eric Gordon defends his title against a field that includes All-Stars Klay Thompson, the 2016 champion, Paul George, Kyle Lowry and Bradley Beal. Also competing are Devin Booker of Phoenix, Tobias Harris of the Clippers and Wayne Ellington of Miami.—Skills Challenge: The dribbling, passing and shooting event will have a new champion after New York’s Kristaps Porzingis had to pull out with a torn left ACL. Big men are 2 for 2 since joining what was previously an event for the little guys, with Karl-Anthony Towns winning in 2016. This year’s field: Embiid, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Boston’s Al Horford, Chicago rookie Lauri Markkanen, Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Sacramento’s Buddy Hield and Denver’s Jamal Murray. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The Toronto Raptors take a one-game lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference into Wednesday, the last full night of play before a week off. In the West, the Golden State Warriors’ lead is down to a half-game over the surging Houston Rockets, who have won nine in a row.Unless those leads grow after those four teams play Wednesday, it will be the first time in NBA history that both conference leaders are ahead by one game or less at the All-Star break, according to the league.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 folkIf Houston beats Sacramento and Golden State loses to Portland, it will also mean both All-Star coaches warrant their spots because of their records, instead of the rules.Toronto’s Dwane Casey, who will coach Team LeBron, and Houston’s Mike D’Antoni, who will lead Team Stephen, clinched the coaching positions even though their teams didn’t lead the conferences at the cutoff date. 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Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Paat topscored with 16 points in the Philippines’ five-set win over Kazakhstan last Saturday in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.Firing from the left flank, Paat was the second most productive scorer for the team next only to the prolific Alyssa Valdez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m always willing to play for the national team, thats why when the opportunity came I gave it my best,” Paat told the Inquirer in Filipino.She was a badminton player as a kid and only picked up volleyball at 16 playing for University of Baguio. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Koreas to field first-ever joint teams for Paralympic event She made the final roster of the Asian Cup after Ces Molina begged off due to injury.“I told her she’s never a replacement,” said head coach Shaq delos Santos. “She earned the place in the lineup.”Easily, the coaching staff picked her as one of the best lefty opposite hitter ever, following the footsteps of Joveyn Gonzaga and Aiza Pontillas, who was also in the Asian Cup roster.“I noticed that she can a big asset in international competitions,” said Delos Santos. “There are players who blossom in international competitions.”That’s what Paat just did.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mylene Paat. INQUIRER PHOTO/Marc Anthony ReyesNAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand —In a team where just about everyone is an A-list player, Mylene Paat found a way how to blend right in by playing at her best every single time.The 24-year-old from Bani, Pangasinan, an underrated role player for the Cignal in the Philippine Superliga and Adamson during her UAAP playing career, said she was honored by the confidence the coaching staff and fellow players showed to her.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments
LATEST STORIES The 43-year-old Mundine, who twice held the WBA super middleweight title, looked sluggish from the start. He took several heavy blows from the faster, stronger Horn before being floored with a left hook which slipped past his right glove.Mundine later said his “time’s up” as a boxer, ending an 18-year professional career which followed his successful career in rugby league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Jeff proved tonight he’s the better man,” Mundine said. “That’s the next generation man. I was ready. I was prepared well. It’s just boxing, you get caught sometimes.”The bout took on increased significance for Horn, the former WBO welterweight champion who suffered his first professional loss to American Terence Crawford in June. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Woods spared penalty because of high-tech video evidence Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 “I feel really, really strong at this weight,” Horn said. “I was expecting a hard fight. I’m happy to get it over and done quickly.”The non-title fight was a catchweight at 71 kilograms (156 pounds). Catchweight refers to a weight division which falls outside traditional weight classes but which both boxers agree on before the fight.Horn, 30, came into the fight with 18 wins in 19 fights, 12 by knockout. Mundine, a 43-year-old former rugby league player, had fought 56 times with 48 wins, 28 by knockout, and eight losses.Horn’s biggest and most controversial fight came on July 2, 2017 in the same Suncorp Stadium when he beat Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in a unanimous decision that many boxing commentators said should have been awarded to Pacquiao.Horn lost that title to Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in June. Before the fight against Mundine, Horn talked about trying to get a rematch with Crawford in Australia.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Jeff Horn stands in the ring before his WBO welterweight title fight against Terence Crawford at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Crawford won by TKO in the ninth round. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFPBRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s Jeff Horn needed only 96 seconds to knock out veteran compatriot Anthony Mundine on Friday in their non-title catchweight bout at Suncorp Stadium.Horn was late to the pre-fight weigh-in because of Friday night traffic in Brisbane but made up for lost time with a swift first-round finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments
With the new school year just starting, here are a number of tips from the RCMP for parents, students and drivers.BC’s Back to School!The beginning of the 2011/2012 school is an exciting time when children return to meet new and old friends and teachers.- Advertisement -However it is also a time when they are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. 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Did you know?When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour – not how fast the vehicle is traveling.A child’s field of vision is one-third narrower than an adult’s.Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10 to 14-year-olds at intersections.Learn more road safety facts and tips. • Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five- to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10- to 14-year-olds at intersections.• It takes a vehicle 13 metres to come to a complete stop when driving 30 km/h, but 27 metres – more than double that distance – when driving 50 km/h.Make the school year one to remember….for life !Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of injury or death among children.The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Many more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and it demands that all drivers’ change their driving patterns and be vigilant.Advertisement During the busy back to school season, parents dropping off and picking up their children, and drivers commuting through school zones, need to keep the following facts in mind:• The posted speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when students are in class.• The posted speed limit in playground zones is 30 km/h from dawn to dusk, every day of the year.• Drivers must watch for children walking on medians, roadways, and curbs, and be cautious when approaching intersections.Advertisement The painted yellow curb lines that prohibit parking in front of a school are there for a reason: to ensure that drivers’ vision and their ability to spot children on the sidewalk or roadway is not impeded. Advertisement Inform yourself of the agenda and strategies of those who would justify, rationalize and legitimize drug use to sell drugs to our children.Young people need adults who they can communicate with about values, feelings and decision-making. This support prepares them for situations where they are introduced to drugs and opens dialogue with them in case they make a mistake.Use open-ended questions such as, “Why do you think drugs are becoming a problem at your school?” Don’t ask, “Have any of your friends asked you to try a drug?”Did you know?Among students who smoked marijuana before age 18, 43% go on to use cocaine; conversely, less than 1% of non-smokers ever use cocaine.Street drugs pose a physical threat as well as a legal one, in that there are no controls on the quality, content, safety or strength of drugs being sold this way.Drug use can affect the health and safety of a young person’s friends and siblings, for example, if they drink and drive, or smoke around others.Learn more about how to talk to youth about drug use and prevention. It is time for everyone – students, motorists, parents, and educators, to improve their traffic safety practices.
K’Ogalo’s bitter rivals AFC Leopards, who won the GOtv Shield title has a representation of five players in goalkeeper Gabriel Andika, defender Dennis Shikhayi, midfielders Whyvonne Issuza and Duncan Otieno as well as striker Vincent Oburu.Kenyan Premier League top scorer Masud Juma leads the list of players from Kariobangi Sharks alongside midfielders Patillah Omotto and Ovellah Ochieng.Defender Benard Ochieng from Vihiga United is the only player who has been named from the National Super League while Sony Sugar attacker Benjamin Mosha and Kakamega Homeboyz defender Charles Momanyi are the notable inclusions in the squad.Tusker FC’s Humphrey Mieno celebrating his goal against Zoo Kericho. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYARegulars; midfielder Humphrey Mieno of Tusker FC and K’Ogalo’s Francis Kahata are some of the notable players missing from the squad.Surprisingly no player from Tusker FC was called up same as Sofapaka who finished second in the 2017 KPL season.The team is set to report camp on Sunday ahead of their CECAFA crunch opener against the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda.Kenya is drawn in a tough Pool A that also has the Kilimanjaro Stars of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Heroes and guest team the Mediterranean Knights of Libya.The Harambee Stars will be under the tutelage of new head coach Belgian Paul Put, who is tasked to see Kenya reclaim the regional title they last lifted in 2013 when Allan Wanga’s brace sunk Sudan 2-0 at the Nyayo National Stadium.Harambee Stars Squad:GoalkeepersBoniface, Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)DefendersMusa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars)MidfieldersErnest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ovellah Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar)StrikersSamuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Benjamin Mosha (Sony Sugar)0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenyan Premier League kings Gor Mahia produced the highest number of players (7) as Harambee Stars technical bench named squad for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.Photo/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia produced seven players as the Harambee Stars technical bench named a 25-man squad that will do duty for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup scheduled to kick-off December 3.Gor, fresh from bagging their record 16th KPL title, has the highest number of players: goal keeper Boniface Oluoch, defenders Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava and Wellington Ochieng, midfielders Ernest Wendo and Kenneth Muguna as well as striker George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo.
The people of Co Donegal were told not to give up on the gynaecology ward at Letterkenny General Hospital remaining open.The rally call was made as more than 350 protested through the streets of Letterkenny today in protest at the closure of the ward.Families pushing prams and waving placards called on Health Minister James Reilly to reverse the HSE’s decision. It now appears that the unit will shut and a specialist six unit bed take its place at the new medical wing at the hospital from Monday.Today’s protest march to Letterkenny’s Market Square was organised by local woman Linda Cullen who revealed she lost a “little angel” despite the best efforts of staff at the gynae ward.A number of TDs and county councillors turned up to show their support including Deputies Thomas Pringle, Padraig MacLochlain, Lord Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin, Mayor of Donegal Frank and McBrearty.Also present were councillors Cora Harvey, Jack Murray, Ian McGarvey, Eamon Blaney, Paul Canning and Mick Quinn. Organiser Ms Cullen revealed that an average of 300 women suffered miscarriages at Letterkenny General every year.Deputy Pringle said people should not taken it as a given that the gynae ward at the hospital was closing and that they should continue to fight.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn said that Letterkenny was the worst-funded hospital in the country and encouraged people to bombard Deputy Joe McHugh and Senator Jimmy Harte’s office with protest calls.Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin said he was there as a father and son and told the Save The Gynae Ward group that they had the full support of Letterkenny Town Council. PROTEST CROWD TOLD NOT TO GIVE UP HOPE OF GYNAE WARD REMAINING OPEN was last modified: September 8th, 2012 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:GYnae WardLetterkenny General Hospitalprotest
Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED The visitors are without Sime Vrsaljko (injury), as well as the ineligible trio of Dalbert, Roberto Gagliardini and Joao Mario.Confirmed line-upsSpurs: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Dele, Lucas, Kane.Subs: Gazzaniga, Rose, Son, Dier, Walker-Peters, Llorente, Eriksen.Inter: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Vecino, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic; Icardi.Subs: Padelli, Martinez, Balde, Ranocchia, Valero, Miranda, Candreva. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pochettino’s players will have to be at their best on Wednesday evening They will move level with Inter in Group B if they win on Wednesday, meaning Tottenham will then have to better Inter’s result on the final matchday to progress to the knockout rounds; Spurs play Barcelona on matchday six, while Inter clash with PSV.Tottenham and Inter met in the reverse fixture on the first gameweek of this season’s Champions League, with Spurs looking set for a 1-0 win courtesy of Christian Eriksen’s 53rd minute goal.However, Mauro Icardi pulled the hosts level with five minutes remaining, before Matias Vecino grabbed a late, late winner in injury time to down the north Londoners. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football News MONEY RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars What the managers are sayingMauricio Pochettino (Spurs): “It is going to give us hope or give us a different reality that we cannot fight to get through.“It is a decisive game, it is a must-win game.“When people say something is going to be difficult I am so excited to show it is possible to do. We need to win the two games. We are going to try.”Luciano Spalletti (Inter): “From when the draw was made, we knew that we’d have to knock out one of the biggest European teams to make the next round.“Tottenham are a strong team with a great manager but we have the quality to take anyone on.“Inter had been waiting for years to play in matches like this. The important thing is to show the fans that we’re ready to give anything to win. We need to work till the final drop of sweat to go through.Team newsJan Vertonghen returns to Tottenham’s starting line-up with Juan Foyth ineligible in the Champions League.Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Kieran Trippier and Davinson Sanchez are out, while Danny Rose makes the bench. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is available again after suspension. BEST OF Vertonghen was on the bench for Spurs’ defeat of Chelsea on Saturday Tottenham have to beat Internazionale on Wednesday evening to keep their Champions League hopes alive.Spurs’ defeat of PSV Eindhoven on matchday four has given Mauricio Pochettino’s side a slim chance of still reaching the last 16, but they have to claim all three points at Wembley against their Italian opponents.
SICK vandals have daubed playground slides and swings in human excrement.The Michael Cooney Memorial Park is a much-loved children’s play area in Donegal Town.Local parents spent the weekend cleaning slides and swings in the playground after the sickening incident. One of them told donegaldaily.com yesterday: “A number of children were covered in this horrible stuff when they were playing on the slides on Thursday.“The people who did this are sick individuals who clearly need treatment. You have to ask what sort of people they are – and what sort of parents they have who would bring up people to behave like this.“They must come from horrible families with horrible homes.”Another mum told us: “The people who did this knew four and five year olds use these slides and those children would get covered in excrement. It just makes my stomach turn to realise their are older children in this town who would get a kick out of that. The word ‘sick’ doesn’t even begin to describe them.” ANGER AS VANDALS TARGET DONEGAL TOWN PLAYGROUND was last modified: October 2nd, 2011 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:donegal town playground
Cleared: Martin BegleyA DONEGAL man has been cleared of rape charges.Martin Begley told Donegal Daily his life had been “ruined” by the allegations against him. Earlier this year police in England issued a ‘wanted’ poster naming and picturing Mr Begley, 47, after he failed to appear in court.After the appeal Mr Begley, from St Johnston, gave himself up to police and went before a jury at Bolton Crown Court on several charges.He was found not guilty on all charges.” I did six months on remand in an English prison and all together it has taken two years of my life to fight the lies made against me.“In that time time I have lost my business, my home and my good name,” said Mr Begley.DONEGAL MAN CLEARED ON RAPE CHARGES was last modified: October 15th, 2013 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)