first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, TOINETTE, WINNER: “It didn’t look like there was much speed in the race, so we didn’t want to be too far behind. As you could see, she was very comfortable and she won pretty easy today. Yes, I’m glad to hear she’s going to run next year. I think she can be a Grade I mare, no question. I’ve ridden her quite a bit and she’s faced some nice fillies. Neil has her in great shape now and I’m looking forward to riding her in the future.“She broke sharp, put herself in the race and she is really easy to ride. She breezed well and gave me a really good kick turning for home.”On Vasilika’s retirement: “Yesterday was the last time that I rode Vasilika. I was so busy that I didn’t realize it until I went back to the Jock’s Room that it would be the last time. I want to see her before she leaves.”     How many times have you tied with someone as co-leading rider?“I think this is the third time.”TRAINER QUOTESNEIL DRYSDALE, TOINETTE, WINNER:  “She’s had a late year.  We discovered she had an infected tooth and we had to remove it. Following that, we discovered she had another pocket of infection and we had to treat that, so we had to take our time with her. She’s come around very nicely and yes, we’re hoping for big things from her next year.” NOTES: The winning owners are Ken Baca, Joseph and Lynne Hudson.last_img read more

Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aside from the probability of receiving a high kick, Kimmel also asked the 40-year-old boxing icon about the possibility of a second fight, this time inside the Octagon under MMA rules.“As of right now, we gotta get past August 26,” Mayweather said. “Once we get past August 26, then we can talk about other things.”A clip of Mayweather’s full interview is available below.  /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregorSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mayweather was asked what would happen if his opponent decides to throw a kick or any other MMA technique during their 12-round boxing showdown on Aug. 26.“That’s a fine, that’s a huge fine,” he told host Jimmy Kimmel.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’“I don’t think he’d want to lose, probably 90 percent of his money or even more. I don’t know what it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be a heavy fine,” he added.Although it remains highly unlikely that McGregor would throw such a blatant illegal strike, the brash Irishman is known to be as unpredictable as it comes. MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ It’s just over a week away from one of the most anticipated bouts in boxing, as undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. returns to the ring to face off UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.The former is known to be the ultimate boxing tactician, while the latter is a complete mixed martial artist, adept in using both his arms and legs in combat.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregor End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

Special Tip Line set up after Encana Bombing

first_imgSeveral investigation teams continue to probe the recent pipeline bombings near Dawson Creek but R-C-M-P are now turning to the public for help.A dedicated tips line has been set up for anyone offering information about the blasts that slightly damaged two Encana sour gas pipelines east of Dawson Creek.The number is 1-866-994-7473.- Advertisement -Meanwhile, Dawson Creek city councillor Paul Gevatkoff says it’s a mistake to link the recent attacks to public discontent about rapid expansion of the oil and gas industry.He believes the bombings are the work of one misguided individual.last_img

Pouce Coupe teen turns himself in

first_imgIf you have any information, contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700. A 17 year old youth turned himself in to the Dawson Creek Detachment on April 17th.He has been charged with the sexual assault of two teenage girls in Dawson Creek. His name cannot be released due to his age. – Advertisement -The suspect is from Pouce Coupe and remains in custody pending his court appearance on Monday. Police are looking for more information regarding the incidents.The police say they have reason to believe there are other offences, and encourage victims and witnesses to come forward.Advertisementlast_img

High school seniors urged to apply for state grants

first_imgWHITTIER – With just four days left to apply for state and federal financial aid, college-bound senior Mayra Gomez was sitting pretty Monday in the Pioneer High School guidance office, armed with her parents’ tax information and waiting for help to submit her application online. “Paying for college does kind of scare me, because for one thing I’m not working right now,” said Gomez, 17, who has been accepted at Cal State Long Beach and is awaiting word on whether she’s been accepted at UCLA and UC Berkeley. “But once I start college, I’ll have to pay and I’ll have to start working, and I know I’m going to need help financially,” she added. “I’m not losing anything by filling out this stuff now – so why not do it?” With nearly 40,000 California high school seniors on the rolls, state officials are aggressively trying to get as many of them to apply for Cal Grants before Friday’s deadline in an effort to boost the state’s diminishing college entrance rates. Local schools are offering last-minute help to parents and students through Friday. For more information, call your high school guidance office or visit For a FAFSA application, visit (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If students have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and meet family income requirements, they could receive up to $9,700 per year with a Cal Grant to pay for college or career/technical school expenses. In order to apply for a Cal Grant, seniors must also fill out and submit two additional forms – a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form from their school. The FAFSA “generates and activates everything – it’s the beginning step that students have to take in order to get any financial assistance from the government for college,” said Christina Cortez, New Horizons director at Whittier High School. And even if families don’t meet the income requirements for Cal Grants, submitting an application could help their college student qualify for low- interest loans or work-study programs, officials said. Cal Grants can be used at all state public colleges and most private colleges and independent schools, officials said. last_img read more

Messi’s Argentina save World Cup hopes with last-gasp goal

first_imgBut Rojo made a surprise appearance in the box to turn home a cross from Gabriel Mercado with a crisp side-footed volley in the 86th minute to send the Argentine fans in Saint Petersburg, including legendary 1986 World Cup winner Diego Maradona, into raptures.Argentina defender Marcos Rojo celebrates his winner in the World Cup match against Nigeria © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSA highly emotional Maradona rushed to the front of the VIP box where he was watching and gave a one-fingered salute with both hands and shouted an obscene insult.Maradona later fell unwell and a video emerged of him being helped by two people in his entourage into a chair. Photographs showed the 57-year-old being tended to by parademics, although Argentinian daily Ola reported he later went to his hotel.– Rojo’s VAR escape –Argentina’s escape came after Rojo came close to having a penalty awarded against for handball minutes earlier until he was saved by a controversial VAR review.“It is marvellous to have won it in this manner. It is a deserved joy,” Messi said in quotes on Argentina’s official Twitter account.“We knew God was with us and wasn’t going to let us go out.“I thank all the fans that are here, for all their sacrifice and to all those in Argentina that were always with us.” Argentina were held by Iceland in their tournament opener and then humiliated 3-0 by Croatia, putting the 2014 finalists on the brink of a first-round exit.Diego Maradona celebrated wildly when Argentina scored the winner and later needed to be treated by paramedics © AFP / OLGA MALTSEVATheir struggles came after their pre-tournament preparations were wracked by controversy and poor form, coupled with a reliance on an ageing, unbalanced squad.The Argentine federation was even forced to confirm that Jorge Sampaoli would continue for the final group game amid rumours of a rift between players and coach.At the drama played out, 1,500 kilometres (950 miles) away in Rostov-on-Don Croatia snuffed out the challenge of Iceland, scoring late through Ivan Perisic to seal a 2-1 win and complete a perfect group stage.Croatia will face Denmark in the first knockout round in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday but Nigeria and Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland will head home.Croatia took the lead thanks to a slick second-half volley by Milan Badelj. Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised from the penalty spot before Perisic struck late.Croatia were already through to the last 16 and coach Zlatko Dalic rested most of the side that thumped Argentina 3-0, with only captain Luka Modric and the winger Perisic keeping their places.“Our goal is achieved,” said man-of-the-match Badelj. “We are top of the group and we are ready to compete in the second round of the World Cup. Victor Moses’s penalty had Nigeria heading for the last 16 until Marcos Rojo’s late winner © AFP / Giuseppe CACACE“Now we can concentrate on preparations for the knockout stage. This is a big new win for Croatia. There is no special celebration, let’s go further, step by step through the tournament.”– France top group –Earlier, France and Denmark produced the first goalless match of the tournament in front of 78,000 spectators at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Didier Deschamps rested goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Paul Pogba among six changes and his side struggled to create any clear-cut chances against a determined Denmark.Deschamps immediately switched his focus towards what he called the “second competition” after the uninspiring contest.“There’s a second competition that’s going to start, the last 16 is straight elimination,” said the coach, who must now prepare his players to face Messi and Argentina.“There’s a mountain in front of us now. But we’re there and we’re full of ambition to get to the next stage.”Australia will go back to the drawing board after they ended bottom of Group C with a solitary point following a 2-0 defeat to Peru, who are also heading home.Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero, the veteran who was only cleared to play days before the tournament after having a ban for taking cocaine lifted, scored in Sochi.Tim Cahill, the 38-year-old Australian midfielder, came on as a substitute for his first appearance in his fourth World Cup but was unable to influence the outcome and the Socceroos will have to look to the future with talents such as 19-year-old Iranian-born Daniel Arzani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi leaps on Marcos Rojo’s shoulders in joy © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSSaint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Jun 26 – Argentina rescued their World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Tuesday as defender Marcos Rojo scored a stunning volley to snatch a late 2-1 win over Nigeria and set up a last-16 match against France.Lionel Messi set the two-time winners on their way with his first goal in Russia but Victor Moses equalised from the penalty spot and as time ticked away the increasingly ragged South Americans appeared to be heading home.last_img read more

Ray Parlour tells funny story about Keown ‘doing’ Sherwood

first_imgtalkSPORT presenter and former Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Ray Parlour is renowned for his telling of legendary stories on the station, and this one about Martin Keown has a great punchline.In the video above, Parlour recounts a hilarious tale of how Keown clashed with Tim Sherwood before an England training session had even started, after Sherwood nutmegged Keown in the warm-up!For more funny videos and talkSPORT content, subscribe for FREE at listen to Parlour’s incredible Kolo Toure story below.last_img


first_imgA new film telling the story of how the Millennium cross was erected on the summit of Muckish Mountain is set to be screened for the first time this weekend.Muckish CrossTitled “High Cross”, it tells the history of the two crosses and how they were placed on the summit of the mountain.The new film comes from the creators of “Glass Mountain: the Story of Muckish Sand” released last year. They have new established a new group called “Glass Mountain Media” which aims to take a fresh approach to documenting the history of the area in a variety of media.They are always keen to source original old film or video footage to use in future projects.High Cross was created from a variety of old images and footage. Some dating back to the early 1950’s right through to the year 2000, when a local group was formed to help replace the original cross placed on the apex in the early 1950’s.The film features two of the voluntary committee who helped set the project in motion and worked with the Air Corps exerts who travelled to Creeslough from Baldonnell in Dublin to place the cross on top. Charlie Gallagher features outlining how the ambitious project came to being when a local committee was formed to replace the original cross placed on the summit in 1951.Local man, Vincent McMullin, also features being one of the men who worked closely with the pilots to make sure the mission went successfully.The film was created by a range of old home video footage that captures the drama of how the day unfolded in the summer of 2000 when the current half tonne cross to installed.Much of the footage used has never been screened in public before and will give the audience the opportunity to see the lengths the local group went to get assistance in putting up the famous cross and also the amazing manner in which the Irish Air Corps took the structure to the summit in the most dramatic fashion.A spokesperson for Glass Mountain Media said it is great to follow on from the story of Glass Mountain through to the present era. “We were lucky that we got this rare footage and to document our local history. It’s taken a lot of work but it is a great story and we hope people enjoy it,” the spokesman said.Starting at 12 noon ‘High Cross’ will be screened through out the afternoon, for free, in the Creeslough Day Centre, next to St Michael’s Church carpark and also at McCarry’s Bar in Kildarragh and everyone is welcome.NEW FILM TO TELL FASCINATING STORY OF DONEGAL’S MILLENNIUM CROSS was last modified: August 9th, 2013 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:filmMillennium CrossMuckish Mountainlast_img read more


first_imgClannad’s lead vocalist Moya Brennan presents ‘Song of the Seven Sisters’, a gala celebration of female artists from Donegal and around the world.This unique event sees Moya Brennan, a true legend of Celtic music, bring together seven unmissable female artists in homage to Donegal’s inspiring western mountain range the “Seven Sisters”.This event forms a key part of the Earagail Arts Festival’s inaugural Donegal Folk and Roots Festival, a celebration of folk, roots and traditional music from around the world. Taking place in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Saturday, 11th July, ‘Song of The Seven Sisters’ is a not-to-be-missed night of musical entertainment.Accompanied by the three part harmonies of The Henry Girls, the choral presence of the Inishowen Gospel Choir, rising singer/songwriters Aisling Jarvis and Leila Keeney with American folk singer Twain, this unique concert will feature a very special guest, the Soul of Morocco, Sahrawi singer Oum and a performance by the Japanese Yushuro No Kai dance group.In her music making, Moya has never been content to nestle within comfortable boundaries. From an early age she trod the boards with her father Leo in the dance halls, then became fixated with the likes of Joni Mitchell and the Beach Boys before going on to share, with her band Clannad, an enlightening discovery of the extraordinary wealth of Celtic history and melody on her doorstep.Oum shines as a cultural ambassador of Morocco due to her personality, talent and commitment. Her intense voice and songs reflect her cultural heritage, spinning wonderful connections between soul, jazz, Gnawa rhythms, and the resonance of the Hassani dialect of her Western Sahara origins.‘Song of the Seven Sisters’ forms part of the inaugural Donegal Folk and Roots Festival, a weekend of music which features over 20 different concerts, masterclasses and traditional Irish music seisúns throughout Letterkenny.Another highlight of the weekend is ‘Altan Plus Special Guests’, which takes place in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Sunday, 12th July. Doors open 8pm and tickets cost €27.50. Earagail Arts Festival is currently offering tickets to both ‘Song of the Seven Sisters’ and ‘Altan Plus Special Guests’ for a combined rate of €40.00. Tickets for the full weekend of the Donegal Folk and Roots Festival are also available at a rate of €110 from booking is advised and, this year, the Earagail Arts Festival has introduced free online booking. For full details on the Earagail Arts programme and bookings visit Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.MOYA BRENNAN A ‘MUST’ AT EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL WITH ‘SONGS OF THE SEVEN SISTERS’ was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Earagail Arts FestivalMoya BrennanVClannadlast_img read more


first_imgComhaltas Ceoltóirí Letterkenny News:Comhaltas Letterkenny Branch held a very successful ‘Trad for Trócaire’ session in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on the afternoon of Sat.17th Oct. The sum of €832 was collected for Trócaire by local traditional musicians and collectors. The Branch would like to extend its gratitude to all local shoppers who generously contributed to a great cause. Thanks and appreciation are also due to the management of the Shopping Centre for its help and cooperation.The Branch also held its AGM on Tues.20th Oct. The secretary reported another very successful year and the following officials were elected for the coming year: Chairman: Mick Foy; Secretary: Paddy Tunney; Treasurer: Seamus Gibson. The new Branch PRO is Ronan Brophy. Branch membership is now due and may be paid to any of the officer board at the weekly Tues.night session in Gallaghers’ Hotel which commences at 9.30pm.All musicians are very welcome to come to our weekly Session to play a few tunes with us. We are delighted to see new comers at our Tuesday night session.Music ClassesMusic classes take place every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Full Tilt Studio beside Highland Radio. Classes are for beginners and intermediate students. All instruments are catered for in the traditional style. We hope to include an adult class in the near future. For more information contact Joe Gibson at 086 0854326.   COMMUNITY NEWS: COMHALTAS LETTERKENNY HOST SUCCESSFUL ‘TRAD FOR TRÓCAIRE’ EVENT was last modified: October 28th, 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:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more