Timely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade FILE – In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat on the opening day during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow hit the ball well in his first week with the St. Lucie Mets, though his team dropped five of his first six games there. Tebow batted .429 in his first week in the Florida State League, where as expected he’s getting plenty of attention. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game.ADVERTISEMENT It’s his third home run in 16 Florida State League games following a promotion from Class A Columbia, and his sixth home run in 80 games overall in his first season as a minor leaguer.Tebow has hit safely in 11 straight games and is batting .327 with 10 RBIs with St. Lucie. All three of his home runs with the Mets have gone to the opposite field.“The goal is just to stay behind as many balls as I can. See it, let it get deep. When you stay behind it, it goes the other way,” he said.Tebow’s high shot cleared the fence about 20 feet inside the foul pole, thrilling the 2,667 fans — many of whom arrived early to see the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in action.The victory capped a doubleheader sweep for the Mets. Minor league teams commonly play two seven-inning games during doubleheaders.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation The former NFL quarterback went deep with one out against Cincinnati Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler, smacking a first-pitch fastball over the fence in left field. Tebow was doused with Gatorade and mobbed by teammates when he reached home plate.“It was fun to celebrate with all the guys,” Tebow said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 29-year-old Tebow said it was his first walk-off homer since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville. The former Florida quarterback did not play in his senior year in order to focus on football.“(The high school homer) was for the district championship. That felt pretty good, but this one was special,” Tebow said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Lakers’ Lonzo Ball posts triple-double, this time in Adidaslast_img read more

Bomi County Ebola Holding Center Discharges 2 Ebola Survivors

first_imgAs Government intensifies efforts to fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country, Bomi County’s Ebola holding center has discharge two Ebola survivors.The discharging ceremony of the two Ebola survivors took place Wednesday in Tubmanburg Bomi County.According to the Bomi Health Officer, Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, “The two Ebola survivors have  gone through proper treatment and have tested  negative of the Ebola Virus.  On Friday of this week we will have a reunion ceremony for the survivors.”He said the majority of the citizens that in that part of Liberia have understood the danger of the deadly Ebola virus.Dr. Logan also disclosed that since the establishment of the Ebola holding center, there have been 15 death cases and two survivors.He indicated that early presentation of patients will help greatly by saving the lives of Liberians in the fight against Ebola.“Presently this holding center has about 12 beds and patients are still coming in.  Health workers we are trying all their  best to save the lives of our people in this county.   We  advise our people to take all preventive measures by reporting themselves early to the hospitals or treatment centers if they experience the signs and symptoms of Ebola.We also advise them to wash their hands frequently, to stop eating bush meat, to stop shaking hands and hugging,  among others.”Bendu Kamara, one of the survivors at the holding center,  called on all Liberians to report to the various treatment centers when they start to show the symptoms of the deadly virus.“I got in contact with the Ebola virus while taking care of my husband and baby who came down with the virus and they died.  I also came down with all of the symptoms of the virus, and this the Ebola response team quickly brought me to this center where I was well treated and today am free of the virus,”Bendu explained.For her part, Patience Kamara, the other Bomi survivor of the virus, said: “I got in contact with the deadly virus while attending to a sick person in my house, who later died.  I was brought to the Ebola holding center for 21 days after which have been proven  negative of the disease.Ms. Patience called on all Liberians, including politicians and doctors to join the fight against the Ebola virus to save the lives of other citizens in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kanvee Adams to Celebrate AFRIMA Awards At Home

first_imgKanvee Adams (right with the award) celebrates with her husband, Emmanuel Koko Adams. – Advertisement – -Sets record of being the first Liberian to win AFRIMA awardsThe Bethel Cathedral of Hope, located along the Tubman Boulevard, particularly in Congo Town, is expected to come live on December 8 as Kanvee Gaines Adams, Liberia’s top Gospel recording artist, celebrates her two prestigious musical awards won in Nigeria recently.Mrs. Adams is expected in Liberia before December 8 as DAAR Music Global Limited, Nigeria’s giant music company takes her home to celebrate with her fellow citizens.six months ago the Nigerian giant music company, DAAR Music Global Limited, signed the Liberian Mega-Gospel Star on a five year deal and since her migration to that country (Nigeria) she has touched millions of lives with her inspirational Gospel songs. DAAR Music Global is a subsidiary of the DAAR Communications, a media conglomerate which pioneered the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Africa’s first satellite television, and Ray FM located in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of Nigeria.It can be recalled that Mrs. Adams, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 was one of the many nominees from across Africa at the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), and emerged as a victor with two of the prestigious awards.She is the first Liberian artist to have won an award or more at the AFRIMA.The 2019 AFRIMA colorful ceremonies were held at the luxurious Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. Established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage, The AFRIMA is held annually in selected African cities. Its pioneer Awards show was held in 2014.Receiving the award, Kanvee exclaimed: “I thank everyone of you for supporting me through your votes, prayers and best wishes. We did it!! Thanks to the strong man behind me, Mr. Emmanuel Koko Adams, for the love and tireless support. Thanks to High Chief Raymond Dokpesi who saw a great gem in me and availed himself to be used to raise me up. Thanks to my Liberian-Nigerian people for making me proud. This is your victory. God bless you and bless Africa.”Kanvee’s newly released songs, ‘Daily Prayers’ and ‘Mama (reloaded)’ won her the “Best songwriter of the year in Africa” and Best female artiste, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music” respectively.At the event, Mrs. Adams proved her God-given talents in competitions with some top notch African musicians including the likes of Nigeria’s Teni, South Africa’s Kelly Khumalo, Kenya’s Olivia Ambani among others, to be awarded the two prestigious awards.Meanwhile Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh has congratulated Kanvee Adams on her double-award AFRIMA success and encouraged her to keep the Liberian torch shinning everywhere she goes.Hundreds of Kanvee’s supporters are expected to assemble at the Bethel Cathedral of Hope on December 8 for a welcoming jamboree aimed at celebrating the awards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police yet to crack reopened cold cases

first_imgAlmost one year after several cold cases were reopened by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), investigators are yet to solve any of them, even as plans to establish a special unit to probe such cases seem to be frozen.Nevertheless, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Wendell Blanhum has stated that the investigations into those cases were active. In fact, he told reporters on Wednesday that investigators were constantly working on those cold cases, but, at the same time, they were tasked with current investigations and so their attention was divided between the two sets of cases.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum“So, we have to prioritise those (current) cases so we are dealing with the cases that we had for 2016 and also 2017. (But) we are doing some work with cases that would have occurred five years ago, 10 years ago or as in the case of Monica Reece, [more than ] 20 years ago,” he stated.Speaking on the progress of investigations of the Monica Reece case, Blanhum disclosed that investigators have since questioned several persons and re-interviewed some of the witnesses. However, he opted not to divulge much more details since the cases were still active.On Good Friday back in April 1993, the body of Monica Reece was thrown out of a speeding vehicle on Main Street, Georgetown.A suspect was detained and interrogated by ranks shortly afterwards, but was later released because of the lack of evidence. His vehicle, a 4×4 – which was described by witnesses as being the vehicle Recce’s body was dumped from – was also returned to him.The Monica Reece case remains unsolved, and suspects continue to be released.The case is among three unsolved high-profile killings that were re-opened in July last year, some two months after the Police cracked the six-year-old murder case of Babita Sarjou and subsequently charged her husband.The other two cases are the murders of popular local designer Trevor Rose and former Demerara Bank employee Sheema Mangar.Rose was shot dead in January 2014 when a lone gunman riddled the taxi that he was in with a female companion with bullets. Both the female and the taxi driver survived their gunshot wounds, but Rose was pronounced dead on arrival after being rushed to the hospital following the shooting.Meanwhile, 21-year-old Mangar was killed during the course of a robbery back in September 2010. She was waiting for a minibus to head home when a male snatched her cellphone and ran into a waiting motor car. In an attempt to retrieve her phone, Mangar reportedly ran in front of the vehicle and was dragged under it.Since the reopening of these cases nine months ago, there have not been any breakthroughs. There have since been calls, particularly from the families of these three persons, for the Police to be more proactive in the probes.In fact, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud had disclosed during an interview with this newspaper back in 2015 that the Force would be establishing a Cold Cases Unit to investigate high-profile murder cases, which remained largely unprosecuted or unsolved.To date, there has been no news of the establishment of the unit.last_img read more

State of City address to focus again on gangs, schools

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s time for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to give his annual State of the City address, and it appears that Wednesday’s speech will focus on two themes he has espoused for the past several months: gangs and education reform. The backdrop will be East Valley High School in Panorama City, one of Los Angeles Unified’s newest campuses. Opened two years ago, East Valley High was designed as a model smaller school with specialized curriculum in performing arts, media and business. The mayor is expected to cite the school as an example of how the district needs to change, and he also is expected to talk about Los Angeles police efforts to crack down on the grim realities of gang crime. The mayor’s address is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday before an audience of students, parents and invited guests. The next day, Villaraigosa is set to release his proposed budget for the coming year. So far, he has said the only area of budget growth will be for the Los Angeles Police Department. When it comes to the city’s budget, paranoia is running high in in the neighborhood council movement, ever suspicious of official moves that could jeopardize funding. Rumors have been spreading among neighborhood councils that Villaraigosa plans to eliminate the annual $50,000 each council gets because of the city’s tight financial situation. But aides to the mayor insist that’s not so. “The mayor just named a new general manager that everyone likes,” one aide said, referring to the appointment of Carole Baker Tharp to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment that oversees the councils. “The last thing he is going to do is undercut her like that.” City Controller Laura Chick’s reputation has grown so much that other regions have begun to seek her out for her expertise. Chick recently was a featured speaker at Duke University in North Carolina where Erwin Chemerinsky, who chaired the Elected Charter Reform Commission, now teaches. Chemerinsky asked Chick to talk about her work as controller, her efforts to uncover waste and fraud, and how she reshaped the office. Chick also recently testified before the San Diego City Council on charter reform as that council looks to tackle the issue. This week Chick will host the elected controllers from Long Beach, Oakland and Berkeley to discuss common issues. For a freshman assemblyman, Mike Feuer has been all over the place lately — fueling speculation about a possible return to the Los Angeles City Council. While Feuer’s political advisers discount that idea, the assemblyman has been holding a variety of hearings and news conferences locally and in Sacramento. Rumors have spread that Feuer will follow the lead of Richard Alarc?n, who stepped down from the Assembly to return to the City Council. Feuer — who has a full term left under term limits and a potential third term under voter-approved Measure R — represented the 5th District seat now being vacated by Councilman Jack Weiss, who wants to run for city attorney. But Feuer’s political advisers say he is happy with the Assembly job and not looking at a potential return to the City Council in the immediate future. Feuer can serve in the Assembly through 2012 before term limits would oust him there. All of this makes it easier for Chick, if she decides she wants to run for Weiss’ seat. Cliff Ruff, one of the good guys in the LAPD and the Los Angeles Police Protective League, is pulling the pin later this month after 41 years of active duty. Ruff, who lives in Agoura Hills and joined the department in 1965, has been a league director for 17 years, including a term as league president. Ruff said it was not an easy decision, but one he couldn’t avoid because of mandatory retirement rules under a department program called DROP. “It’s kind of a funny feeling knowing after 41 years of having one employer that things will change,” Ruff said. — Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Modest Maradona museum pays tribute to patron saint of Naples

first_img0Shares0000The Maradona Museum in Naples © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLINaples, Italy, Dec 20 – For some Diego Maradona is the greatest footballer of the 20th century, for others – mainly English – he is the cheating possessor of the hand of God. In Italy, however, he is and always will be the patron saint of Naples.And just as saints have their altars so Maradona has his museum, an extraordinary treasure trove of artefacts that includes the left boot with which the Argentine scored twice against Belgium in the semi-finals of the 1986 World Cup. Some of Maradona’s shirts hanging in Massimo Vignati’s Museum in Naples © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIYou can also find his first contract with Napoli and even the sofa from his Naples apartment where singer Julio Iglesias once sat. It’s all here in the cellar museum.Maradona arrived at Napoli as a world record $10.48 million signing from Barcelona in July 1984.His time in Catalonia had been difficult and Naples was a bolthole. He was to stay seven years, captaining the team to their first-ever Serie A title in 1986-7. They did it again three years later and during Maradona’s stay the Neapolitans also won the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup and Italian Super Cup. Massimo Vignati was a ballboy when Maradona was at Napoli, now he maintains his own museum to the great Argentinian © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIIt was a golden age which Napoli have never come close to repeating, so it is no surprise to find a museum that commemorates such a rich epoch. Massimo Vignati’s museum, though, is one of a kind.It does not appear on any map of Naples, nor is it in travel guides, and entry is free. And yet, this basement of a typical building in Secondigliano, a tough neighbourhood in the north of the city, breathes all things Diego.It is a delightful melange of Maradona mania with photos, pennants, balls, armbands and shirts, some washed or signed, others not.Some items equate almost to holy relics — the bench on which Maradona changed at the San Paolo stadium and the K-Way jacket which features in the memorable footage of him ball-juggling to the sound of Opus’ “Live is Life” during an incredible warm-up before facing Bayern Munich in 1989.– Family guy –A copy of the 1984 contract for the transfer of Diego Maradona from Barcelona to Naples is on display at the Maradona museum in Naples © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIThis astonishing hoard also testifies to the unique bond between the Argentine genius and a family which was at the heart of his seven-year stay in Naples. “I was fortunate that for 37 years my dad was the caretaker of the San Paolo stadium and the Napoli changing rooms. And my mother was Maradona’s housekeeper and cook,” Vignati told AFP.His sister babysat Diego’s daughters Dalma and Giannina while Massimo, as a child and then adolescent, rubbed shoulders with the city’s idol on a daily basis.“We were with Diego from Monday to Sunday,” says Vignati, looking at the photos of a time when the Argentine’s apartment on the heights of Posillipo, an upscale district of the city, was like his second home. Massimo Vignati’s museum in Naples holds a cornucopia of items relating to the great Diego Maradona © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI“He and his wife gave us all these things because they knew we were a lot of children, five boys and six girls.“I was a ballboy during Maradona’s seven seasons. On Mondays, I went to play five-a-side, I did not go to school.“And on Tuesdays, sometimes he took me to the Napoli training session … ‘Diego, let’s go in the Ferrari!’”.For a long time, the wonders now on display in the Vignati cellar were locked away at the San Paolo.“My father had two rooms,” says Vignati, whose second son is called Diego. “One for all these memories and one for drinking a good Neapolitan coffee.One of Maradona’s boots in Massimo Vignati’s extraordinary museum in Naples © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI“After his death, I brought everything here. But the club knows that this place exists. “If they make a museum, I will always be ready. I hope everything can go back to the stadium, it was my father’s dream.” During his last visit to Naples in 2017, Maradona fell into the arms of Lucia, Vignati’s mother, whom he calls his “Neapolitan mamma”.“These are just beautiful memories,” she says.“He was kind, someone good, very passionate. When he left, it was as if I had lost a son.”– Patron saint –The patron saint of Naples as represented in a mural dating back to 1990 when Maradona was still a Napoli player © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIFor the time being, the collection will remain in the family, whether it is at the San Paolo or down in the cellar.“I could live on my annuities if I had accepted all the offers that were made to me,” says Vignati. “But these are memories of my father and my family, nothing is for sale.“It is a place dedicated to someone we love as a brother. For us, Diego is the twelfth brother.”This season, Napoli have battled through to the last 16 of the Champions League but they are struggling in Serie A. The fans can only dream of a return to the golden age.“With everything that is going on, there would have to be a Maradona, who takes everything on himself,” says Massimo. “He is a child of Naples, he is of the people. We are found in him.“If he comes, there will be 90,000 people at the stadium. Maradona…even if you talk to kids today, they know. He’s in the DNA of the Neapolitans. “Maradona is San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. He is immortal.”0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘An absolutely unbelievable player,’ Arsene Wenger thrilled by in-form midfielder

first_imgArsene Wenger has heralded Mesut Ozil as “absolutely unbelievable” as Arsenal’s record signing continues to impress this season.The 27-year-old has himself said he is currently playing the best football since his big-money move to the Emirates Stadium in 2013, having already laid on 13 assists for the Gunners.Ozil, a 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, has picked up the club’s player of the month award for both October and November and Wenger will be hoping his purple patch can continue over the festive period.And while Wenger praised his ability to open up opponents, he was also keen to point out how Ozil has improved at the less attractive things in his game.“I think he has become an absolutely unbelievable player,” he said of the playmaker.“Ozil is the main provider in our team and in the league. He has 13 assists in the league.“Players who can make you score are very difficult to find and have something special on the vision front and on the technical quality.“That is what Mesut is about. But he is also about, and people forget this many times, in his way an exceptional fighter.“He runs much more and covers the distances during the game.“He has added runs into the box now.“You watch how many times he’s in the box compared to what he did before.” 1 Mesut Ozil last_img read more

Businessman issues warning after being conned by fake €50 notes

first_imgA Donegal business has warned other businesses to be on the lookout for fake €50 notes.Donegal Airsoft, which is based in Newtowncunningham, put up the warning after it received a number of the dud notes.The business even posted pictures of the forged notes on their Facebook page. A statement on their Facebook page warned “Warning to all business owners, sales staff or Xmas shopper’s in North West. We got this fake €50 note in this week.“The top one in the picture is real, the bottom is fake. The fake has a hologram and even has a stuck on rippled edge up beside the big 50.“Lucky for us we have a top of the range cctv system in place and will be following this up.”Businessman issues warning after being conned by fake €50 notes was last modified: November 30th, 2016 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:Donegal AirsoftDUDSfakeslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT TAKES PLACE NEXT SATURDAY EVENING

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Club Lotto: The draw for the club lotto took place tonight (February 9th) in the Abbey Hotel.The numbers drawn for week 30 in the lotto were 12, 17, 19, and 24; with there being no jackpot winner. The four €25 winners drawn were Justin Irwin (c/o George Irwin Main Street Donegal), Michael McIntyre (Tir Chonaill Street), Frank Martin (Hall Demesne), and Bernie Moonie (Dublin). The jackpot now raises to €5,700 with the draw for week 31 taking place next Monday. The club lotto can be played online for €2 on this website or locally via the lotto envelopes that are available in Dom’s, All Sports, and Mullins shop.Club Adult Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st March 2015 in line with Official Guide Croke Park and club policy. Cost is €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. Underage membership costs, €30 for U18 to U12, €20 for U8 to U10, and €6 for U6 and below. It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar (087 3140486) or Paul Timoney (087 2791305). Paul will be available in Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm- 9.30pm. Shirley will be available every Friday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in the Bosco Centre to take club registration. Shirley will be taking senior men’s and Bord na nÓg (boys football, hurling, camogie, and academy registrations) on each night but not Ladies registrations. Club membership can also be paid online at www.fourmastersgaa.comClub Registration Evenings: There are two upcoming club registration evenings were Senior and/or Underage club membership can be paid; Tuesday 10th (5:30pm to 7:30pm) and Wednesday 11th (5:30pm to 6:30pm) in the changing rooms in Tir Conaill Park, and on Friday 13th (7:15pm to 8:30pm) in the St John Bosco Centre. If any other team wishes to be registered collectively, please contact Shirley to arrange. Please note all under 14’s upwards must complete Cardiac Screening Form when registering. Bord na nÓg Fundraising Committee: If anyone would like to discuss, come up with ideas or be willing to help out by fundraising for us, please contact Laurence ( 087)7532705 or Mary (086)8814608.Senior Awards Night: The Annual dinner and presentation of club awards take place on Saturday 21st February at 8:30pm in Dom’s Pier 1. Tickets are priced at €25. All club members are encouraged to attend with several club teams receiving their county medals on the night. Tickets on sale from Paul Timoney 0872791305; Eamonn Gorrell 0876740053 and Paddy Muldoon 0879213299. The Awards are kindly sponsored by Kelco Communications once again.imageAVS U16 Boys Football Team: Hard luck to the U16 Abbey Vocational School boys football team that lost out to Carrick last week in the county final on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-13. The boys were winning for most of the game but Carick came back from five points in the last ten minutes to force extra time, and eventually win the title. A large number of club players were involved with team with Donnie McCole and Pauric O’Donnell looking after the team.AVS U16sAVS U16s Coaching Courses: Well done all the club members that took part in the Foundation football course on Friday and Saturday in St Nauls. The club are hosting a child protection course this Friday night in Dom’s Pier 1 from 7:30pm. Anyone interested should contact Mary Canavan on (086)8814608. The club will hosting a number of coaching workshops in the next six weeks covering all underage groups and various topics such as developing speed, strength and conditioning, attacking play and kick passing.New Social Media: the club has set up a new Instagram page to share photos and a Youtube page to share videos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, and ClubAppLive. All mangers are asked to email or text Pauric Harvey on their training times or games for the club event calendar set up on the club website.imageCoaching Meeting: There will be a coaches meeting next Wednesday (11th February) night at 9pm in the Abbey Hotel. Anyone involved with any team in the club is asked to attend the meeting. Bord na nÓg Meeting: the next Bord na nOg monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday (18th February) at 7:30pm in the Abbey Hotel. Anyone involved with underage teams is asked to attend.Indoor Training: Football coaching for 4 and 5 year old boys continues every Tuesday night from 5:45pm-6:45pm in the AVS Gym. The training covers all the basics of fundamental movements and ball skils with all parents encouraged to help out. New players always welcome.Under 10 boys football: Training (born 2005/2006) continues on Wednesday nights on thn AstroTurf at Tir Conaill from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. New players always welcome.Under 12 boys football: training stats back on Tuesday 12th at 5:30pm in Tir Conaill. Players can register on the day from 5:30pm to 8pm. New players always welcome.U14 Girls Football: thanks goes to Tom Lyons of the Manhattan Stakehouse for sponsoring the girls for a club hoodie. The girls won the County C Championship last year.Minor and U16 Boys Football: Conditioning circuits for the U16 and Minor boys football teams continues every Monday evening in the St Patrick’s Centre from 5:45pm to 6:30pm. Each player is asked to bring a towel, bottle of water and two euro each week. The circuits aim to show each team functional movements using their own body weight while focusing on correct techniques. New players always welcome.Donegal GAA: Hard luck to Senior players Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey who lost to Dublin on Saturday night in Croke Park by five points. Well done to underage player Dylan Kennedy who played in a Minor challenge game against Dublin with Donegal winning 2-16 to 1-13.Ladies Awards Night: Photos from the recent awards night are now up on the club website. Well done to all the winners on the night.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879860192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.Netting Direct Competition: The club has entered the Netting Direct competition to win 6,000 euros worth of neeting. The club needs 600 votes to be entered into the draw, you can vote once a day at the link below.Vote for Four MastersGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT TAKES PLACE NEXT SATURDAY EVENING was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office has reported Grisel Vasquez, who was elected in November to the Los Nietos School Board, to the Fair Political Practices Commission for not submitting her campaign finance reports.The Political Reform Act, passed in 1974, requires all candidates to turn in reports that disclose who contributed to their campaigns and what the money was spent on.In the recent local races, two reports were due before the Nov. 8 election, but Vasquez as of Thursday still had turned nothing in, according to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office files.Vasquez has been reported to the commission for not turning in a report due Sept. 29.She also hasn’t turned in a report that was due Oct. 27. Officials from the Registrar-Recorder’s Office say they expect to refer that case to the commission sometime next week.Vasquez blamed her own inexperience for not following the law, but said she will be turning in her reports soon.“As a first-time runner, I wasn’t really sure how everything worked,” she said. “Now that I have the information, I gave it to my campaign manager and I will be filing soon.”The commission now will open an investigation, which could include interviewing witnesses and issuing subpoenas.Eventually, the commission could levy fines that would come on top of the penalty of $10 for each day the report is late.Chris Espinosa, spokesman for the commission, said he has no idea how long the investigation will take.Violations such as Vasquez’s defeat the purpose of the campaign disclosure laws, said Theis Finlev, policy advocate for Common Cause, a political reform group.“The campaign disclosure law exists so the voters can see who’s funding what campaigns, where the money is going and get a sense of who’s behind the candidates,” Finlev said.Violation of the Political Reform Act is a misdemeanor. These cases typically are referred only to the commission because the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to prosecute them in the past, said Deborah Wright, executive liaison officer for the Registrar-Recorder’s Office.Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said the office is willing to review any cases submitted to them.“We’ve never told anybody `don’t bring us the case,”‘ Robison said. “In reality because it’s just a misdemeanor, the (commission) can levy far heavier fines than if we prosecuted them,” Robison said.Vasquez is the only candidate to be referred to the commission, but several other Whittier-area school board candidates have been fined for turning their statements in late. Geri Guzman, who was re-elected to the Montebello Unified School District Board of Education, has been fined $190. She turned in Oct. 18 a statement that was due Sept. 29.Victor Juan, an unsuccessful candidate for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, was fined $100. His Sept. 29 statement was turned in Nov. 17. He wasn’t fined at the $10 per day rate because the maximum fine for a candidate filing a statement saying he will spend less than $1,000 is $100.Three other candidates have been fined for turning in late the second campaign finance statement before the election due Oct. 27.Louis Reyes, an unsuccessful candidate for Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees, was fined $400. He submitted his report Dec. 6.James Roybal, an unsuccessful candidate for El Rancho Unified School District board, was fined $320. He turned in his statement Nov. 28.Ana Valencia, who was re-elected to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, has been fined $410. She submitted her statement Thursday.Valencia has been fined $800 during the past four years for turning in late statements. mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img