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Ceres moves on from AFC defeat

first_imgSINGAPORE—The end of its reign in the AFC Cup Asean zone last Wednesday night may sting for awhile, but Ceres-Negros will be taking plenty of positives back home as it regroups and lays the foundation for another shot at history in continental competitions next year.The Busmen suffered a 0-2 defeat to Singapore’s Home United in the second leg of their zonal final tie at Jalan Besar Stadium, denying the Filipino champions of back-to-back titles.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Goals from Shakir Hamzah and Song Ui-young in the second half put away the Busmen, who missed brothers Manny and Mike Ott and Bienvenido Marañon in their most important game of the season.“Maybe we came a little bit short with players in this game,” Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic said. “Maybe we became a little bit tired. But I’m happy with all the [year’s efforts]. I’m proud of my players. They fought until the end. Sometimes you just have to shake the hands of your opponents and say ‘you played better.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ceres’ season started Jan. 16 when they played in the AFC Champions League qualifying rounds—a campaign highlighted by a stunning upset of Brisbane Roar of Australia.With the Philippines Football League title already in the bag as well as qualification to the AFC Champions League playoffs, Vidakovic is now setting his sights on building his team up for another run next season. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Che’Lu draws first blood in Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We hope to have more time to prepare next year,” Vidakovic said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

AG tells Private Sector to stop playing politics

first_imgAttorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has dismissed the overwhelming concerns expressed by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) in relation to the “heavily flawed” State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) Bill.Attorney General Basil WilliamsWilliams maintained that the Bill is in accordance with the provisions outlined by the International Convention against Corruption and that there is no need for the document to be re-examined as petitioned by the Private Sector organisation.“The provisions were not pulled out from somebody’s back pocket. The last regime had signed on to the convention against corruption and never implemented them… So all provisions in the SARA Bill are taken out of the convention against corruption,” he told journalists at a press conference on Wednesday morning.He also explained that consultations on the SARA Bill were extensive and indicated that Government is not to be held responsible if the Private Sector representatives failed to participate in the forum.“The PSC was specifically invited. The Private Sector must stop playing politics. We are using taxpayers’ money to hold these consultations. When we don’t hold consultations, they made a lot of noise. Now we are holding consultations and they are not going, they not attending… The PSC, they must stop disrespecting the Guyanese public,” Williams insisted.Furthermore, the AG posited that the Government is not obligated to observe the inputs by those who participated in the consultations.“We take all considerations on board (but) there is nothing to say because a submission was made by party A that we are bound to include that in the Bill,” he affirmed.In a stern warning release last week, the local Private Sector umbrella body urged Government to re-examine the Bill, saying that it provides for harassment and political victimisation in its current form.The PSC said the Bill is not a good signal to investors who will require access to State resources such as land, licences, access rights, etc, as the Bill provides opportunities for legitimate investors to be harassed and politically victimised.According to the PSC, the Bill is also inconsistent with many of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Guyana.“The Bill has been drafted from the perspective that the Government of Guyana does not know what it owns or what the State has lost over the years and as such, it provides all encompassing investigative and surveillance powers to the Director and staff of the Agency to snoop around into private accounts and financial records of citizens to determine what assets of the State were lost and need to be recovered,” the body stated.Furthermore, the PSC raised concerns about the magnitude of powers provided to the Director of SARA, who is currently Dr Clive Thomas.“(It) will blur the lines of separation of functions of the Executive and the Judiciary,” the PSC said.The PSC also believes that the SARA Bill is premature and redundant since many of the intelligence gathering mechanisms have already been enacted in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism legislation and included in the mandate of the Integrity Commission; both of which have not been fully functional to date.RetroactiveThe concerns expressed by the Private Sector body echoes that of many other civil society bodies, as well as the parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall was among those to question the provisions of the Bill since in its current construct, it “creates an environment that encourages the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights and undermines the rule of law since it confers powers 10 times greater than those of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on a sole individual – the Director of the Agency”.Responding to these concerns, Minister Williams presumed that the Opposition is fearful for the SARA Bill to come into operation since it will expose the corruption that prevailed under their rule.“We have news for them. This Government intends to root out corruption. They should be afraid, perhaps it might be a good reason for them to stay out of public office because this practice of extracting private wealth from State assets which was practiced by the last regime must be addressed,” he stated.But Nandlall had previously pointed out that the SARA Bill, if passed and accented by President David Granger, cannot be used to target former Government Ministers since the law cannot be retroactive. SARA Bill consultations …says PSC had its chance to contribute, dismisses concernslast_img read more

June oil & gas rights sale in BC is the best this year

first_imgThe full sale average price per hectare was just over $3 thousand.The next sale on July 21st will offer 37 parcels covering more than 38 thousand hectares. Thursday’s sale of natural gas and petroleum rights in Northeast BC, in terms of bonus bids, was nearly double the total size of the previous five months this calendar year.There were 108, of the 117 parcels offered, covering more than 134 thousand hectares, that sold for over $404 million bringing the six month calender year total to over $609 million.It was the fifth largest sale in B.C. history, and the first since Bill Bennett took over the provincial Energy portfolio from Blair Lekstrom.- Advertisement -Mr. Bennett says interest of this magnitude is strong evidence, that post-recession-BC is a very attractive place for informed investors.The key parcels in the sale included 21 for deep rights, in an area about 150 kilometers northeast of Fort Nelson.Together they garnered over $260 million in bonus bids, with per hectare prices ranging beyond $13 thousand.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hungary court confirms Football Leaks hacker extradition

first_img0Shares0000A higher court upheld a ruling approving Football Leaks whistleblower Rui Pinto’s (pictured March 5, 2019) extradition © AFP/File / FERENC ISZABUDAPEST, Hungary, Mar 14 – A hacker linked to the Football Leaks website that has exposed alleged corruption in the sport will be extradited to Portugal from Hungary, his lawyer said Thursday.A higher court upheld a ruling earlier this month approving Rui Pinto’s extradition, Pinto’s lawyer, David Deak, told AFP, adding the 30-year-old would be extradited within 10 days. Pinto, who lives in Budapest, was detained on a European arrest warrant issued by his native Portugal on January 16.Pinto is accused by Portuguese prosecutors of “aggravated attempted extortion, illegitimate access and theft of data from some institutions, including the state itself”. He denies the charges.Pinto’s lawyers have said he is an “important part” of the Football Leaks website, which has published a series of revelations about alleged wrongdoing in the football world.Deak said that when he visited Pinto in Prison to pass on the news he was “disappointed and upset.”“I had prepared him that it was the most likely outcome so he wasn’t surprised,” Deak said.Both courts rejected an argument from Pinto’s defence lawyers that the arrest warrant was invalid due to procedural errors.The judge at Budapest’s Metropolitan Court also ruled on March 5 that the extradition request could not be refused as EU member states were expected to have similar judicial standards.Football Leaks entrusted millions of pirated documents to a consortium of several European media organisations.Released in two segments, the first at the end of 2016 and the second in November 2018, the documents exposed alleged football-related tax evasion, notably by Cristiano Ronaldo when he was at Real Madrid.Other revelations alleged UEFA had helped Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City get around the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules that are meant to regulate clubs’ spending.Pinto is also suspected of being behind a leak of internal emails at Lisbon’s Benfica which led to fraud allegations and a corruption lawsuit involving Portugal’s most successful club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Universal unveils blueprint for its $3 billion expansion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Those behind the plan say it would result in 11,000 new full- and part-time jobs once the project is completed and 17,000 jobs during construction. The existing and future studio, retail, theme park and residential areas are expected to generate about $21 million in new annual revenues to the city and county of Los Angeles and more than $4 billion a year in total economic activity throughout Los Angeles County. But announcing the plan is just the first step of what could be a contentious process. Since Universal City resides in both the city and county of Los Angeles, NBC Universal must file applications with both jurisdictions. The proposals will be subject to a public review and hearing process that previously derailed development proposals. But Villaraigosa aggressively tried to sell the plan Wednesday. UNIVERSAL CITY – After more than a decade of false starts and neighborhood opposition, NBC Universal unveiled a $3 billion plan Wednesday for its 391-acre property that aims to boost tourism, create a new community of 2,900 apartments, condos and town homes and improve transportation. Designed as a blueprint for the next 25 years, the plan also calls for expanded studio production facilities, more office space, and a “refreshed” Universal CityWalk and its adjoining theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, flanked by local business leaders, hailed the proposal as “a blockbuster” at an afternoon news conference outside the entrance of CityWalk. “I think you can tell by the look on my face that today truly is a great day,” the mayor said. “It’s a great day for Los Angeles, a great day for the San Fernando Valley, a great day for our economy, the entertainment industry and especially for the future of urban development in Los Angeles.” “The truth is, we have no choice,” he said. “With a housing crisis, traffic congestion and an ever-growing population, this is the face of smart, responsible, environmentally friendly development for the future.” Seeking a clean slate, NBC Universal has been meeting with residents to keep them informed. But a meeting Tuesday night left many with more questions than answers, said Polly Ward, president of the Hillside Federation, an umbrella group for 40 area homeowners associations. “We did not feel we got any purposeful information on what they are planning,” Ward said Wednesday. “Knowing homeowners groups as we do and as they do, they may be concerned about our reactions to specifics. “Everyone is concerned about traffic. How is traffic going to get in and out? That’s the major issue. Spicing up the business on CityWalk and revamping the backlot, all that stuff doesn’t bother us.” Involving community In March, Universal announced it would be working on a plan after more than a decade of starts and stops caused by changing ownership and other snags related to traffic and noise. At that time, officials said they were scrapping any previous development plans and meeting with residents every three months. Villaraigosa also sought to reassure residents. “While I welcome this project with open arms and I completely understand your legitimate concerns about its magnitude and scope … let me be clear: I have NBC Universal’s commitment that this project will be a national model for community involvement, input and collaboration. The community will be a part of the process every step of the way, and I will personally hold NBC accountable to deliver on that commitment.” If approved, the plan would give Los Angeles three signature entertainment complexes, including l.a. live near Staples Center and the Grand Avenue project. “Not too many metropolitan areas can say that,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “(Universal City) is going to be very important because it’s an investment into the second- and third-largest (industries) in L.A. County as measured by employment: tourism and motion picture and television production.” Key elements of the revitalization of the film and television production facilities include new and relocated outdoor sets, new postproduction facilities, soundstages, a screening theater and an expanded prop/costume shop. Idea for offices, more There would also be 335,000 square feet of new office space, including two new buildings and an enhanced child-care center with improved parking. NBC Universal and adviser Thomas Properties Group will negotiate with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a proposed studio and office at the Universal City MTA station. It would include 200,000 square feet of production facilities and 450,000 square feet of entertainment-related offices. Thomas Properties is also proposing a second phase at the MTA campus that would not involve Universal but would include a 400,000-square-foot office building with retail and parking. The plan would also include protection and promotion of the historic Campo de Cahuenga and additional parking for MTA transit riders. Plans call for a refreshed Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, with new attractions and enhanced retail and dining facilities totaling about 80,000 square feet within the theme park. It would include improved and expanded parking and improved landscaping and pedestrian connections to the MTA station. At CityWalk, work would include upgrading the movie theater complex and enhancing retail and dining facilities. A new 100,000-square-foot live production studio would offer guests the ability to become part of the action. About 124 acres of studio property would become a residential neighborhood known as “Universal Village.” Made up of apartments, stacked lofts, town homes and condos, the complex would include 35 acres of open space with hiking trails and parks. Within three villages, about 2,900 residential units would be connected by a street that would serve as the spine of the neighborhood and a town center with 100,000 square feet of dining and retail businesses. Transportation plan NBC Universal is working with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, the MTA, Caltrans and the community on transportation proposals they say are designed to enhance mobility throughout Universal City and the community. Improvements under consideration include a shuttle system from Universal Village and throughout Universal City to the MTA station and a possible on-ramp to the southbound 101 Freeway from Universal City. Other improvements include modification of the intersection at Forest Lawn Drive and Barham Boulevard and the possible widening of the Barham Bridge at the Los Angeles River. (818) 713-3758 Highlights Key points of the development proposal for Universal City: A 3,000-seat enclosed entertainment venue A 500-room hotel A residential neighborhood called “Universal Village” made up of apartments, stacked lofts, town homes and condos 335,000 square feet of new office space and 390,000 square feet of production facilities Transportation improvements that include a shuttle system from Universal Village and throughout Universal City to the MTA station; construction of a North/South “Great Street” through Universal Village connecting Forest Lawn Drive to Coral Drive; and freeway access improvements, including possible construction of a southbound entrance to the 101 Freeway from Universal City.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


first_imgNaomh Conaill’s county stars launch their 5KThe second annual Naomh Conaill 5k was launched on Friday 19th July by the clubs county stars, Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson, Marty Boyle and Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy.Last year’s inaugural event drew a large crowd and this year an ever bigger entry is expected to run the course, which is regarded as “quite fast” by some experienced runners who ran last year.Leo Mc loone was delighted to be part of the launch and is looking forward to the run which he is hoping will be competitive but would also include joggers and walkers. “Its great to see so many people getting out and exercising, let it be running or walking and with the weather we’re hoping it will be so much easier. Last year’s 5k was a huge success and we’re hoping that this year we will have an even bigger crowd” he added.Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy added that all runners and walking enthusiasts are welcome. “It doesn’t matter whether you want to better your time or just get out for a stroll, it’s all about participating” he said.Marty Boyle, himself a keen 5k runner, said he was looking forward to the run. “ 5k’s are so popular now and it’s just great to see people getting out on the roads. The recession seems to have created a 5k buzz in the county and it’s a great way to lift your spirits during these recessionary times” Marty said.Anthony Thompson was quick to add he was hoping that Donegal football preparation would still be high on the agenda at the time of the run, “I hope that we have the complaint that we’re preparing for a big game but we’ll still be there to support the event” he said. The 5k takes place on Friday 9th August @ 7pm at the Naomh Conaill GAA clubhouse in Glenties. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run/walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children happy. Entry fee is €8 adult and €3 for under 16’s.    NAOMH CONAILL HOPING FOR A LARGE TURN-OUT AT THEIR 5K was last modified: July 22nd, 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:5kNaomh Chonailllast_img read more

DD Motoring: Rush hour in Letterkenny

first_imgDr. McGinley was a great doctor, my brother Neilus and I were told at the time as children, while we were recovering from an operation that our procedure should have been done in Sligo, but Dr. Mc Ginley knew us boys and came in and preformed one of his last operations at Letterkenny General Hospital when he removed me and my brother’s tonsils. Dr. J. P. McGinley was a brilliant surgeon and doctor but wasn’t that good when it came to parking his car! Many’s the time the main artery of Letterkenny would become blocked as the late doctor would pull the nose of his car into a parking place only to leave the rear of the car sticking out in the middle of the road. Dr. McGinley was Dr. Mc Ginley and the town had great respect for him, so if the town came to a stand still in them days and Dr. McGinley was the cause no one said nothing because they never knew when he might be blocking a street in the future coming to their own rescue as their doctor.My late grandfather Willie Coyle was better at parking his Opel Kadette than our local GP but he also had the art of bringing Letterkenny Main St. to a standstill as he drove at a snail’s pace down through the town as “happy as larry” humming away to himself! Advertisement Happy accidents I started out on my journey to write this column this week on a complete negative about parking and traffic problems in Letterkenny, but I was prompted by a photo that I snapped 5 years ago in 2012 of Jim Mc Guinness, who by complete accident met Jack Spillane in the doorway of the Mt. Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. The picture quickly made me think, who would you rather be in this photo, the one that is always giving out and pointing out your faults or the one who takes the best out of you and gives you results.Growing up in Letterkenny I always believed that my late mother Mary Ellen made up the song “Downtown” which she would sing away with joy when she would head off with us all in the pram or hanging on to it from the far out reaches of Wolfe Tone Place which was well out in the country in them days. She headed down to the foot of the town or home as she called it. She would sing the lyrics of the song and we would all call out “Downtown”. That was in the 60s and in the early 70s after my mother passed away I was surprised to hear a girl called Petula Clarke singing my mother’s song on the telly.One of my other beliefs about Letterkenny was that Lance and Judy Ball came to Letterkenny with the International Folk Festival and liked the place so much that they just stayed on. I remember they had a lovely big English registered Volvo which they would park in the Old Golden Grill Car park on the Port Rd.Lance and Judy Ball who have done so much for Letterkenny over the years pictured a couple of years ago at the Stockton’s Wings concert at An Grianan Theatre. Photo Brian McDaidI remember as a child standing at the Market Square watching people building the stage and seeing Lance and Judy busy getting everyone organised, they even had our rent man Barney Doherty roped in to the Folk Festival. I knew it was him because I could hear his voice which never seem to change as I heard him say “Right You Be” which I heard our rent man say so many times when he would knock at our door in Wolfe Tone Place for the rent which was two pounds and 56 pence which some weeks we would have and others weeks we wouldn’t. Advertisement My mum and dad Fred and Mary Ellen pictured downtown on the wedding day as they head into the Central for the wedding breakfast in 1961. Photo by A Kelly, Lr Main St. Letterkenny.Barney still said “right you be” on both outcomes.Lance and Judy Ball will turn the key to close the door of their premises at 52 Upper Main Street for the last time this year as they close the door on a piece of history in Letterkenny for the last time. These two people gave so much to Letterkenny over the years in business and in the promotion of Letterkenny, the two could take a bit of credit for bringing Letterkenny Main St. to a standstill over the years as them and festival director, Barney Doherty and all the other committee of the Lettekenny International Folk Festivals drew people from all over the world to the town every summer.Special minceLast week local business man Stephen Sheils turned the key for the last time in a retail side of Doherty’s Butchers after a last gasp gallant attempt by relocating to save the business. Doherty’s special mince is what we were rared on in Letterkenny.The story was once told about someone heading off to England who filled her suitcase with Doherty’s Mince. On arriving in England the customs decided to check her case and on opening it asked her what was that in there? to she replied, ah that’s special!Doherty’s Butchers which closed to the public in Letterkenny last week, Owner Stephen Shiels is still supplying meat to commercial outlets. Photo Brian McDaidYears ago Michael Crampsie could be seen with the butchers bike doing home deliveries around the town or heading down to the Swilly Bus Station with the bike loaded up with boxes of pounds of the blue labelled special mince and the red labelled ordinary mince and not forgetting Doherty’s Sausages. In them days there was that much demand for Doherty’s meat that Michael Crampsie who was a great athlete was lighter than the load of mince on the bike and had to push the bike rather than get on at the start of his run. Doherty’s was a big employer in Letterkenny both on the Main street and down at their abattoir but also were a great supporter of local economy. Fabian Mc Shane gets some word of advice from Cab driver Michael Crampise at Boyce’s Cafe before he starts his Donegal Rally.I remembers it well.. Michael Crampsie recalling great days on the Main St. in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidAs a young mechanic starting out on a career my employer, the late Danny Caddye had the contract for the upkeep of Doherty’s fleet of petrol powered Ford Transit Vans which we serviced in an old garage on the Church Lane.A photo taken by the Late Tony O’Shea , Letterkenny of a meeting in Boyle’s meeting rooms at the Markey Square including my grandfather Willie Coyle, Sally Blake, Dr. McGIney and Jim Caddye.Parking of a different kindYears ago the story goes that Letterkenny also came to a stand still the day a lorry was heading down from the mountain top with a heavy load onboard. In them days there was no ring-roads, every thing had to come down the main street. As the driver came to the High Rd the drivers brakes had overheated and were starting to fail, the driver displayed great skill to go through the junction at Crossview house and miss everyone. He was now on the Main St. which was level going past the post office and was getting the speed of the lorry slowed down a little but knew that the laden lorry was going to gather speed if he let it runaway down to the foot of the town.The driver decided he was going to have to ditch the lorry. The driver ended up jamming the lorry up against the front of Duffy’s Tavern which was located between Balls Jewellers called McCullagh’s and Nee’s Drapers, the driver was trapped for a while after the impact but was soon rescued. Later recalling his eventful ordeal said even though he crashed the lorry and was trapped for a while he was so glad that he was pulled out by the Nee’s!Duffy’s Tavern is now long gone from Letterkenny Main Street, Nee’s Draper are also long gone but a drapers are now in the same location call Peacocks, but Mc Cullagh Jewellers are still in the same place on the Main St. and are going from strength to strength they and going well run by the 5th generation of Robert Mc Cullagh’s family.What an achievementOver the years Letterkenny traffic problems may have got worse and the people of the town seem to be playing less of a part in the day to day activity of the town. At the weekend however I don’t know if he is the next great Barney Doherty of Letterkenny or if he is following in his old home address in memory of the great Dr. McGinley! A classic study of Barney Doherty by Paddy Stevenson who lived on the on the Main St in Letterkenny and worked for the Derry Journal. The pictured was taken at a press conference in the Golden Grill for the Letterkenny Folk Festival.Glencar’s Martin Orr reminded me of what Letterkenny once was like. The talented singer has being chipping away over the last couple of months at a request of doing something in memory of Letterkenny Seamy People’s by his family. On Sunday last Letterkenny was jammed as town and Donegal supported a most important cause for Pieta House. The event was run in the Voodoo which once was called the Downtown.A young Martin Orr before he was famous from his days in Eddie Dunnes DIY with Eddie Eamon, You could say thatMartin DIY a great weekend end of music in Letterkenny which we have missed in the town since the days of the Folk Festival when he organised the fundraising gig in memory of Seamy Peoples at the the weekend in aid of Pieta House. Photo Brian McDaidMartin had a post up yesterday to say he had passed the €15,000 mark. It’s a truly amazing thing to do and Martin should be truly proud of his achievement. We find it so hard to talk about the problems we are faced with in or lives so it think I will take a leaf out of Martin Orr’s book and finish on a song on the words of “Downtown” written by Tony Hatch in 1964.“When you’re alone, and life is making you lonelyYou can always go DowntownWhen you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurrySeems to help, I know ,DowntownJust listen to the music of the traffic in the cityLinger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are prettyHow can you lose?The lights are much brighter thereYou can forget all your troubles, forget all your caresSo go downtown, things’ll be great when you’reDowntown, no finer place for sureDowntown everything’s waiting for youDowntown.”Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: Rush hour in Letterkenny was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidhistoryletterkennymotoringParkinglast_img read more

Lassen College beats Redwoods 4-1 to end Corsairs’ short winning streak

first_imgEUREKA >> The Corsairs weren’t just trying to chase the lead Tuesday afternoon, they were also fighting to find any semblance of a consistent rhythm to work with.Lassen College never trailed in a 4-1 win over the College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team, grabbing goals early and late in the first half en route to the victory over a Corsairs team that played most of the second half a man down.Even with Cougars forward Carlos Eduardo, the Golden Valley Conference’s top goal scorer this season, …last_img read more

Sharks grab hold of first place in the Western Conference

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia — From not even close to best in the west in just 10 weeks.The Sharks moved into first place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference on Monday, leapfrogging the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets with 75 points by earning a 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. With the win, the Sharks completed their four-game road swing through Western Canada with a perfect record.The Sharks move into the Western Conference’s penthouse puts an exclamation mark on a …last_img read more