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VIDEO: Watch Northern Premier side hitch a ride home in a tractor

first_imgCheck out this video of the unusual way Evo-Stik League Northern Premier side Bamber Bridge FC got back from their away game on the weekend.After a frustrating 0-0 draw to Scarborough Athletic, Bamber Bridge’s coach broke down on their 135 mile journey back home, meaning the team were forced to get creative.They flagged down a tractor and jumped in the back, hitching a ride through the Yorkshire hills.See the amazing video below! 1 Bamber Bridge FC got creative after their coach broke down center_img Coach broke down. Players, manager, coaches and supporters hitched a lift in farmers trailer to nearest pub. pic.twitter.com/cqBfpaA5ND— Alan Bateson (@Alan_Bateson) August 13, 2016last_img read more

ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT

first_imgFINN VALLEY’S JOHN KELLYJohn Kelly, the Royal and Prior school student was adding valuable points to the Irish schools tally when he emerged as one of the better performers from the squad at the annual schools international in Ashford ,Kent Saturday accompanied by his family he finished 2nd a most respectable 16.52 m behind the winning English lad at 17.35m . He has remained totally consistent and focused through this season and stilll has Celtic International in Aberdeen and British AAA champs in Bedford to come .Meanwhile an investigation of the opening weekend of national underage champs has put Valley top of the list as most successful club in Ireland currrently having amassed 13 medals 7 of them gold . This is surely most encouraging as we shortly close down on another season and coachs and parents alike must take a bow understanding that we can improve this total in the years ahead with some tweaking of our approach . Seriously well done all . Consider number 1 from 123 competing clubs that medalled  a noteworthy ranking our best ever .Elsewhere Tori Pena joined the Irish team to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Friday and further to that finalise her prep. for her competition . Ciaran Dolan continues to improve his long jump pb with a 7,10m in Antrim Sunday and Mark Hoy .James Speight and Paul Leck were in Antrim last week for Brian Downing plus Oisin Gallen 2nd in 800m . A big welcome back to competition Angela Speight winner of Lisbellaw 10k and her  Mum a category winner. Dominic Bonner and a few Valley lads were in Churchill Friday night last for a well organised 5k event .This weekend its back on the road again to Tullamore to complete underage national programme.ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT was last modified: July 23rd, 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORTlast_img read more

Kante being ‘wasted’ at Chelsea and may look to leave, says ex-Blues star

first_img Maurizio Sarri says playing N’Golo Kante in central midfield does not fit his system – but is he wasted in his new more attacking role? The tactical switch came under scrutiny following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last weekend, where Sarri’s preferred defensive-midfielder, Jorginho, was caught out on numerous occasions.On Wednesday, Sarri explained his belief that Kante is not technically good enough to play in that role.That is despite the Frenchman winning two Premier League titles and the World Cup playing in central midfield, and along the way gaining the reputation as one of the world’s most complete players in that position.Kante recently signed a new £300,000-a-week contract with Chelsea, as the club looked to dissuade the host of clubs lining up moves for the 27-year-old.But Cascarino believes the midfielder may look to leave Stamford Bridge regardless of his new deal if he continues to be overlooked for what is clearly his best position on the pitch.Asked for his verdict on the manager’s remarks, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I don’t think Sarri’s comments about Kante being more technical were too much to be concerned about. “I think the bigger issue with Kante is they have given him a new contract because they know so many clubs are sniffing around him, but he’s being played out of position.“You feel he’s wasted.“I think certainly PSG would be in for him as well as other clubs, and why wouldn’t they? He’s the best at his position in the world, without a doubt, for me.“That’s why he signed a new deal, but I don’t believe it will be enough to keep him there if Kante plays in that position all season.“I think by the end of the season he might have had enough, knowing he’s a far better player in the positions he is more accustomed to.”Listen back to Tony Cascarino on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above 2 2 N’Golo Kante may look to leave Chelsea if he continues to be played out of position by manager Maurizio Sarri, according to former Blues striker Tony Cascarino.The new manager has baffled supporters this season by shifting Kante from his regular central midfield role into a wider and more attacking position. Maurizio Sarri was not pleased with the performance of N’Golo Kante against Tottenham last_img read more

DDTV: RTE NEWS REPORT ON DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS WALK TO DUBLIN

first_imgTHE Donegal Action Against Austerity walk to Dublin has reached its half-way point and is due to arrive in the capital on March 31st. The walk featured on Tuesday’s RTE News.You can watch Eileen Magnier’s report here by clicking play. DDTV: RTE NEWS REPORT ON DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS WALK TO DUBLIN was last modified: March 21st, 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:DDTV: RTE NEWS REPORT ON DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS WALK TO DUBLINlast_img read more

China may enter DVD battles

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “With such format and related standards,” Lu said, “we could have our own voice in the DVD industry.” The announcement marks China’s latest attempt to leverage its manufacturing muscle to play by its own terms in the home-video market. Up to 80 percent of DVD players are made in China, but makers have to cough up around 40 percent of the cost of each player to license holders, according to Chinese reports. China began developing its own DVD standard in 1999, rolling out EVD, or enhanced versatile disc, in November 2003 with a vow to shake off dependence on foreign standards. Despite strong government backing, the initiative fizzled amid a legal battle between the technology’s developer and a consortium of Chinese player manufacturers. Protoype EVD players were introduced in 2004 but never established a presence in the market. Xinhua didn’t give a name for the new HD DVD-based standard, and it wasn’t clear whether it had borrowed technology from the EVD standard. No directory listing could be obtained for the National Disc Engineering Center on Friday, which was a holiday in China. HD DVD’s backers say they have made inroads with Chinese manufacturers, whose support is vital to quickly deploying the technology at a low price. SHANGHAI, China – For the second time in two years, China has announced plans to develop its own next-generation DVD standard to break the monopoly of foreign companies and avoid paying heavy licensing fees. If successful, the move could add a new wrinkle to the battle between HD DVD and the competing Blu-ray Disc formats over which will become the dominant new DVD standard. The official Xinhua News Agency said the new standard will be based on but incompatible with HD DVD, which is being promoted by Toshiba Corp. and Universal Studios, as well as Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp., the leading suppliers of chips and software for most of the world’s personal computers. The Chinese standard, not expected to reach markets until at least 2008, would provide higher definition, better sound and better anti-piracy measures, Xinhua quoted Lu Da, deputy director of the government-affiliated National Disc Engineering Center, as saying earlier this week. Blu-ray is backed by Sony Corp., Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett- Packard Co. and Dell Inc., along with a variety of other tech companies and studios. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sempra CEO testifies in lawsuit

first_img Cooper, the Sempra attorney, said during his opening statement Wednesday that the Phoenix meeting was an effort by SoCal Gas to rid itself of unused capacity that it was leasing on El Paso’s pipeline system – an obligation that was costing between $40 million and $50 million a year. Nothing came of the overture, he said. The stakes in the lawsuit are potentially huge for Sempra, which was formed in 1998 from the merger of SoCal Gas and SDG&E. Under California law, the nearly $8 billion in damages alleged by plaintiffs, including the city and county of Los Angeles, would triple to about $23 billion if Sempra loses. The initial phase of the trial looks at only two subclasses of plaintiffs that allege combined damages of about $1.3 billion. O’Donnell was expected to resume his questioning of Baum on Monday. The trial is expected to last several months. 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 Baum could not recall an internal company meeting held two days after his colleagues gathered in Phoenix, though minutes shown to jurors said he was there. During that meeting, Baum allegedly discussed bidding jointly with El Paso on a pipeline project to serve a power plant in Samalayuca, Mexico, about 45 miles south of the Texas border. “I’ve thought an awful lot about this, I don’t have an independent recollection of this meeting,” Baum said. Still, Baum recalled considering a joint bid with El Paso, though nothing came of it. Sempra lead attorney Robert Cooper told reporters outside the courtroom that the possibility of a joint bid was discussed at the Phoenix hotel but El Paso quickly lost interest. According to the lawsuit, SoCal Gas agreed not to compete against El Paso on the Samalayuca pipeline. El Paso, in turn, abandoned plans to bring cheap Canadian gas to California. At the time the alleged conspiracy was hatched, Baum was chief executive of Enova Corp., then SDG&E’s parent company. SAN DIEGO – The chairman and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy testified Thursday that he didn’t know his colleagues met with a competitor in a Phoenix hotel room in 1996 until a lawsuit filed four years later alleged that the meeting laid the groundwork for a scheme to manipulate California’s energy markets. Stephen Baum was the first witness in a class-action lawsuit against Sempra and its two utilities – Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The lawsuit charges that the utilities conspired with El Paso Corp. to limit gas supplies and stifle competition, sparking the wild electricity price increases that hammered California’s newly deregulated energy market in 2000-01. El Paso settled the case and other complaints involving California’s energy crisis for $1.6 billion in 2003. Pierce O’Donnell, the lead plaintiff attorney, questioned Baum for more than three hours about his public statements during the power crisis and the relationship with El Paso. The focus remained on what happened when 11 executives of SoCal Gas, SDG&E and El Paso met at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Sky Harbor Airport on Sept. 25, 1996. last_img read more

Police effort targets `smash and grab’ thefts

first_img Thefts increase during the holidays, said Officer Mike Mueller, who patrols Whitwood Mall. “Crooks know that citizens get caught up in the holiday spirit and let their guard down. Our challenge is to remind them that not everybody is in the holiday spirit. It makes us have to work a little harder,” said Mueller. Officers try to identify the criminals before they strike, when they see someone suspicious scanning parking lots. But educating the public can reduce these crimes dramatically, said Officer David Elizarraras. He is a cadet advisor, and supervised the group that canvassed the Quad on Friday. “The fliers educate people to say: Don’t leave valuables visible in your car. That makes it a target,” Elizarraras said. Here are some tips: Never leave valuables in plain view. Lock your car. Never hide a set of keys in or on your car. Beware of identity theft: Don’t leave important documents such as bank statements or credit card bills in your vehicle. Never leave your car registration or title inside the car. If stolen, this makes it easier for the thief to dispose of your vehicle. Turn your car off. Vehicles are commonly stolen at ATMs and convenience stores and while warming up in residential driveways. “We can decrease crime with education,” Elizarraras said. “It’s a proactive approach.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals To help shoppers avoid becoming victims, Whittier police cadets have been placing fliers on car windows at shopping centers around the city. The Whittier Cadet program gives young adults a chance to learn how to be a police officer and have a mentor at the department. On Friday evening, six cadets circled the parking lot of the Quad at Whittier, sliding postcards under windshield wipers. The cards announce: “This car is a target! Don’t be a victim,” and give tips. Last year, there were 1,015 reports of thefts from vehicles in Whittier. That accounts for 12.75percent of all crime in the city and 50 percent of all thefts. WHITTIER – Officers call them “smash and grabs.” Thieves peruse shopping mall parking lots, looking for a vehicle with visible gift bags or a purse. For some, the holiday spirit has already been interrupted by returning to their cars to find their window smashed, and their gifts gone. “Crooks know there is good loot during the holidays,” Whittier police spokesman Alan dela Pena said. last_img read more

KEVIN LOGUE WINS GAEIL FHANADA 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgPáirc Uí Shiadhail in Portsalon was the venue for the Gaeil Fhánada Rás 5k and fun walk. The runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic Ard glass and Corry and coasted downhill all the way back to the club house where competitors enjoyed a cup of tea on a beautiful summers evening.Well done to all competitors in particular the many families who supported the event. Pride of place on the night went to young Kevin Logue from Ballinacrick, running for Cranford AC with a hugely impressive time of 18.32 on a challenging course followed by Damien Mc Bride of Milford AC.Doaghbeg native Marie Mc Ateer was the first lady over the line with a time of 24.41 followed by fellow Fanad AC athlete Martina Carr.Australia’s Simon Chodziesner won the over 50 category while Maire Callaghan and Aidan Sweeney were prizewinners in the over 45 category.Comhghairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt agus mile buíochas d’achan duine a chuidigh ar an oiche. Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 60 18.32 Kevin Logue sm Cranford AC2 55 18.45 Damian Mc Bride sm Milford AC3 18 18.59 PJ Hagan sm Milford A C4 19 19.18 Michael Gallagher sm Finn Valley A C 5 56 20.32 Shaun Coyle sm GaeilFhanada6 38 20.47 Ruairi Lafferty jm Unattached7 40 22.16 Michael Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada8 17 22.46 Aidan Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada 9 5 22.58 Simon Chodziesner m50 Unattached10 26 23.25 Ronan Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada11 25 23.25 Aidan sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada12 12 24.13 Sam Faulkner sm Unattached13 54 24.39 James Howe jm GaeilFhanada14 46 24.41 Marie Mcateer sw GaeilFhanada15 37 24.54 James Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada16 23 25.29 John mcelwaine sm Lifford A C17 51 25.41 Martina Carr sw Unattached18 24 25.56 Maire Callaghan w45 GaeilFhanada19 52 26.13 Clar nicatsaoir sw Unattached20 36 26.43 Pat Sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada21 35 27.14 Oisin Blaney sm GaeilFhanada22 4 29.38 Sean Sweeney sm Unattached23 39 31.07 Rosheen McGinley Walker GaeilFhanada24 53 31.35 Aisling Howe Walker GaeilFhanada25 21 31.42 connor heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada26 27 35.28 Mark Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada27 2 37.08 Grainne Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada28 28 37.11 Ciaran Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada29 31 37.11 Gerard Sweeney sm GaeilFhanada30 32 37.53 Cian Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada31 15 37.56 Ciaran Mcdevitt Walker GaeilFhanada32 48 38.02 Ciara mcelwaine Walker Unattached33 57 42.45 Dan Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada34 58 42.46 Shaun Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada35 43 43.00 Ryan Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada36 49 44.49 Ruth Stewart Walker GaeilFhanada37 50 45.51 Darragh McElwaine Walker GaeilFhanada38 47 45.54 Ronan McElwaine Walker Unattached39 34 45.54 Rose Friel Walker GaeilFhanada40 22 46.00 Amy McGonagle Walker GaeilFhanada41 20 46.52 caitlin Heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada42 16 46.58 Shaun mcdevitt Walker GaeilFhanada43 7 47.10 Brian Gibbons Walker Unattached44 45 48.23 Mark Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada45 42 48.47 Emma Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada46 44 48.52 Michaela Shiels Walker GaeilFhanada47 41 49.15 Breda Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada48 59 49.16 Marian Howe Walker GaeilFhanada49 14 49.17 Deirdre McDevitt Walker Unattached50 8 49.19 Aoife Gibbons Walker Unattached51 6 49.21 Wary Gibbons Walker Unattached52 11 50.26 Maud Mc Clean Walker Unattached53 13 50.28 Jennifer Gallagher Walker Unattached54 9 50.29 JP gallagher Walker GaeilFhanada55 33 53.00 Cian Friel Walker GaeilFhanada56 10 53.07 Ciaran Gallgher Walker Unattached57 29 53.16 Rachel Alonso Walker GaeilFhanada58 30 53.44 Sara Alonso Walker GaeilFhanadaKEVIN LOGUE WINS GAEIL FHANADA 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:GAEIL FHANADA 5Klast_img read more

Keep an eye on the sky ahead of tonight’s meteor shower

first_imgThe annual Perseid meteor shower will be seen in Irish skies tonight. There will be up to twenty times more shooting stars shooting overhead tonight as the Perseid meteor shower reaches its climax, however it still may be observable tomorrow night.Astronomy Ireland says that to take part in the nationwide Perseid watch – simply go outside and look up! The best time to observe the shower is between 12am and 4am tonight. They also suggest you keep your back to the moon for increased visibility. They predict that you should be able to see 1 to 2 shooting stars every minute.A spokesperson explained how and why these meteor showers happen.“The Perseids have been observed for around 2000 years, and are the result of Earth passing through a cloud of dust left behind Comet Swift-Tuttle. As Earth moves through this cloud, the particles fall into our atmosphere and burn up, creating spectacular streaks of light in the sky, known as meteors or shooting stars.“This shower is named after the constellation Perseus, from which the meteors appear to come from in the sky. If you trace back the path of a Perseid, you will find that it appears to come from a point in the north east, maybe halfway between the horizon and the zenith (the point straight above your head).” Astronomy Ireland is appealing to stargazers to count how many meteors you see within fifteen minutes and to then report it to them for their records.If you’d like to get in touch with Astronomy Ireland with your report you can do so by emailing stars@astronomy.ie with the following format: ExampleName: Joe BloggsLocation: Letterkenny, Co. DonegalNight: Wednesday night and Thursday morning11:30 – 11:45: 12 meteors11:45 – 00:00: 8 meteors00:00 – 00:15: 17 meteors Spot something? We’d love to see any pictures you snap of tonight’s meteor shower! You can get in touch by emailing info@donegaldaily.com.Keep an eye on the sky ahead of tonight’s meteor shower was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Astronomy IrelandMETEOR SHOWERperseid meteor shower read more

Letterkenny Hospital Short Stay Ward to open this week

first_imgThe Short Stay Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital is to open this week with a capacity of ten beds.The long-awaiting opening of the ward will begin on Thursday 6th June, with a further 9 beds to be opened between October and December 2019, pending Saolta funding.Any increase in capacity is a step in the right direction for Letterkenny University Hospital, says Charlie McConalogue TD. The Fianna Fáil deputy obtained confirmation of the Short Stay Ward opening from the HSE through a Parliamentary Question.Deputy McConalogue commented, “This is good news for a hospital that has been dogged by patients waiting on trolleys in the emergency department. Any increase in capacity is a step in the right direction for our local hospital.“This has been a long time coming with LUH first requesting funding for the short stay ward almost two years ago. Despite rising trolley numbers and repeated commitments from Government, we are only now seeing the first 10 beds on the ward opening.”McConalogue TD said questions must be raised as to why only 10 beds are opening this week. He said: “Minister Joe McHugh stated prior to the budget that funding had been secured for the full commissioning of the 19 bed short stay ward but the latest reply from the HSE states that the opening of the further 9 beds is ‘pending Saolta funding’.“This raises serious concerns about the commitments and assurances that have been given regarding the opening of this ward. It is clear from the figures that are waiting on trolleys on a daily basis at LUH that the short stay ward must be operating at full capacity in order to relieve some of the pressure on our local hospital.“The opening of these beds is a welcome development however, we need to see the further 9 beds opened as soon as possible. I will continue my representations to the HSE & Minister for Health to ensure that this happens,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Letterkenny Hospital Short Stay Ward to open this week was last modified: June 7th, 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) Tags:Letterkenny University Hospitalshort stay wardlast_img read more