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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “I know she showed speed last time going short and it looked like she was going for speed. I just let her be happy where she was, and ended up being in the lead. I was just trying to let her be happy where she was. It was very nice. Thank you to George and Tim for the opportunity I appreciate that too.KENT DESORMEAUX, APACHE PRINCESS, 5th AS 6/5 FAVORITE:  “She stumbled leaving the gate and then she got knocked sideways into the first turn.  She never seemed comfortable…I even looked down at the eighth pole to make sure, ‘Mama, are you okay?’”TRAINER QUOTESTIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER:  “What went into the decision was the stakes schedule, her action, being out of the Unusual Heat mare and her half-brother is a turf performer. Absolutely surprised there wasn’t more speed, on paper there was quite a bit of speed on paper it turned out we were (the speed) and Joel took the lead and took command of the race.”MILLIE BALL, XBTV ANALYST AND WIFE OF TRAINER TIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “This is very nice. It’s nice to be on the other side of the interview, of the win, for once. “That was impressive. You don’t often see horses come away like that on the turf.Are you going to quit your day job now? “(Laughing) I wish!”OWNER QUOTESGEORGE KRIKORIAN, OWNER/BREEDER, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “To win as an owner and breeder is the most special thing. When you breed a horse and then are able to race it and then win…that’s the most rewarding part of the racing business, it’s just very special.“It was a huge effort but she really took to the grass, it was her first time on it. She’s bred for it and she can handle it really well as you can see, and she relished it.“We were hopeful coming into today and we thought she could run a big race but you never know until the race is over.”NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is George Krikorianlast_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Cameroonian center Hamadou Laminou’s recovery proving faster than expected, Emilio Aguinaldo College seeks a share of top spot when it clashes with Letran on Tuesday, while San Beda and Arellano try to bounce back in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.One of the teams tipped to improve from last season, the Generals opened their campaign with a 74-64 drubbing of the St. Benilde Blazers in a game where the hurting Laminou topscored with 21 points last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Teng posts triple-double as Flying V books top seed IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIEScenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I feel like I’m just at 60 percent,” said Laminou heading into the 12 noon match. “I did not practice for the last two months. I’m not yet at 100 percent , but I’m trying my best to get back in shape.”San Beda, stung by a 92-96 defeat to the Lyceum Pirates last Friday, battles St. Benilde at 2 p.m., before Arellano tries to get back on track against the Jose Rizal U Bombers at 4 p.m.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’With the pool of big men in the league not as talented as in previous seasons, Laminou’s presence could just be the edge that the Generals need in their push for a first Final Four appearance.“He’s a very important player for us,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison. View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more


first_imgThe first batch of 54 Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) for Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) recently graduated following a six-month training exercise which saw a 100 per cent pass rate. The ceremony was held at the Watooka Complex, Mackenzie, where the graduates and other health professionals were awarded for their successful performances.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence along with other offices posed with the graduatesPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence congratulated the graduates, noting that she was extremely proud as she alluded to the achievement of one hundred per cent pass rate.“I am anticipating the boost that you would give to your community…because I know that your deployment will be right here among your very own people…I want to take assurance from that, that people of Region 10 can look forward, with anticipation and confidence, to a higher level of care. I want to also believe that the other levels of professionals whom you will work with can look forward, with anticipation, to pass on to you, if you are humble enough, their knowledge and their experience so that your Region can be a better Region on the health scale” Minister Lawrence stated.The Minister also urged the graduates to look deeper into the meaning of care, noting that it also encompasses empathy, sympathy, understanding, sensitivity and much more.She further cautioned them to remain humble and show commitment and to continue to elevate to higher levels.“You are now part of the Public Health Sector, where the operative and motivational words are, ‘delivery of healthcare services of the highest quality to all people’”, the Minister noted as she urged the graduates to treat all patients with the highest level of respect. She further urged that they bring humility, patience and professionalism to their work environment as they have a pivotal role to play.The Minister further urged the graduating team to utilise their skills to the best of their ability, lead by example, and to be motivating factor. She also complimented six of the graduating PCAs who hailed from Kwakwani.Programme Coordinator Donette Mingo, in her report, said the objective was not only to train persons to be gainfully employed, but to improve their self-esteem, hence, improvement in their living standards.She said it bridges the gap between qualified nursing personnel and patients in providing quality nursing care and maintain positive impact on the Health Sector.Mingo noted that while the challenges were many, general improvement was noted with great satisfaction yielding 100 per cent pass rates. The scores, she noted, ranged from 89 per cent to 53 per cent overall with 12 students gaining 90 per cent in practical and 8 students gaining 85 per cent in theory.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) Dr Farouk Riyasat in his remarks urged the graduates to continue to research and upgrade themselves and reminded them to always follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for nursing practices.In a charge to the graduates, Dr Mandy LaFleur challenged them to perform their duties in a professional manner and to always uplift the code of ethics— both in and out of the working environment. She also urged them to be agents of positive change and to be innovative in enhancing their place of work.Dr LaFleur further urged that they develop and maintain an inquisitive mind so that new knowledge can be generated, as well as to rise to the challenge of continuous inquiry and higher academic excellence.A number of PCAs were awarded for their outstanding performances in various categories. Almanta Thompson was named valedictorian.last_img read more


first_img[asset|aid=1373|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd604186baadd7fc20cd56cfa38752a3-Hadland – running again_1_Pub.mp3]In the North Peace, NDP Jackie Allen came in third, the Green Party’s Liz Logan came in fourth and BC Refederation party candidate Suzanne Arntson came last in the riding. Liberal newcomer Pat Pimm has been named the North Peace MLA.Before he made his victory speech to over 100 supporters, Pimm said the economy is one of the first items of business.[asset|aid=1370|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd604186baadd7fc20cd56cfa38752a3-Pimm-economy1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -He said he didn’t know how the STV system would turn out. He said in the end, the voters made their choice, and that the First Past the Post will continue to be BC’s system.Pimm said the election campaign was a tough one, but he is happy with how his campaign went.[asset|aid=1371|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd604186baadd7fc20cd56cfa38752a3-Pimm- shorter-happy with result_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Pimm said Independent Arthur Hadland was a good candidate. He said Hadland is very connected to the rural area, and he ran a close race.Hadland came second in the North Peace. He said despite his loss, he is happy to have run.[asset|aid=1372|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd604186baadd7fc20cd56cfa38752a3-Hadland- thank you_1_Pub.mp3]Hadland said it is unfortunate to see the BC-STV system turned down, and that it would have allowed for fairer results in the next election. He also hinted he might consider running again.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A March 17 article about insurance problems at Checker Cabs contained a number of serious factual errors. The article stated that hundreds of Checker Cabs have been crisscrossing the city for six months without insurance. That statement is wrong. Checker Cabs was insured for that period. Los Angeles city taxicab administrators say the policy number on file from Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Co. turned out to be invalid. But after the Daily News began asking questions about the situation,insurance broker Michael James of Michael E. James Insurance Agency of Alpine, Calif., provided valid proof of insurance for Checker from Century Surety. The article further stated incorrectly that there was an alleged scam. Also, no claims by riders were affected since Checker was insured so no riders will be left scrambling for a resolution of their claims. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Furthermore, efforts to reach Michael James prior to publication of the article were inadequate since only one message was left. The Daily News regrets the errors and retracts the statements as outlined and any implication of wrongdoing.last_img read more


first_imgBallyraine 5K Results16.11 Eoghan McGinley Rathfarnham WSAF AC 16.39Adam Speer 24/7 Triathlon 16.57 Gavin Crawford 24/7 Triathlon 17.12Raymond Birch Letterkenny A C 17.13Seamus Odonnell Convoy Runners 18.00Brian Crossan Letterkenny A C 18.04 Paddy Mc Gee Individual 18.23Joseph Mc Carthy Individual 18.31Ben Geroge Letterkenny AC 18.40Brian Ferry Letterkenny AC 18.40Kevin Ferry Letterkenny AC 18.41 Mark Gillon Individual 18.44Paul Cosgrove Letterkenny AC 18.58Dan Friel Individual 19.02Joe English Letterkenny AC 19.08 Martin Dav Wecc 24/7 Triathlon 19.44Barry Mackey Individual 19.54Johnathon Edwards Individual 19.59Gerard Callaghan 24/7 Triathlon 20.04Dylan Boal Individual 20.08Cathal Morrinson Individual 20.08Jarlath Duffy 24/7 Triathlon 20.20Mark Canning Individual 20.43Edgan Desaleux Individual 20.48Manus Peoples Individual 20.49Stephen Byrne Individual 20.49Jason Black Individual 20.56Damian Patton Individual 21.02Paul Lee Letterkenny A C 21.09Emma Mc Gee Letterkenny AC 21.10Patrick Mc Nulty 24/7 Triathlon 21.13John McFadden Individual 21.14Mathew McKinney Individual 21.15Serena Mc Daid Letterkenny AC 21.15Irene Mc Fadden Letterkenny AC 21.16Declan Mc Laughin Individual 21.17Luke Murphy Letterkenny AC 21.18Chriss Nee Individual 21.24Shannon Mc Laughlin Finn Valley AC 21.32Andrew Leihtion Individual 21.37Sammy Johnston 24/7 Triathlon 21.38Wilson Craig Lifford AC 21.40John Hughes Individual 21.40Richard Raymond Letterkenny ACHugh Ferry Individual 22.04John Mc Elwaine Lifford AC 22.24Shannon Craig Lifford AC 22.25David Wilson Finn Valley AC 22.37Shaun O Donnell Lifford AC 22.39Margaret Shiels Letterkenny AC 22.40Sharon Black Letterkenny AC 22.49Paul Roulston Individual 22.56Rachel Enfield Individual 23.16Brian Duffy Individual 23.23Aidan Kelly Individual 23.24Blake Boal Individual 23.27Nancy Mc nanee Finn Valley AC 23.54Anthony Anderson Individual 24.02Denise Mc Gahern Finn Valley AC 24.29Sam Favilaner Individual 24.30Christabel Okungbowa Individual 24.31Peter Craig Individual 24.32Mark Rodgers Individual 24.32Pauline Sweeney Individual 24.42James Gallergher Letterkenny AC 24.43Adrian Wasson 24/7 Triathlon 24.50Kevin Gallinagh Individual 25.01Gavin McMenamin Individual 25.07John Mc Brearty Individual 25.08Marie Mc Colgan Finn Valley AC 25.21Amanda Mc Grath Letterkenny AC 25.22Connor Gallergher Letterkenny AC 25.23Leona Thompson Individual 25.24Jason Murray Individual 25.25Barry Tinney Individual 25.27Lisa Gallagher Individual 25.34John Criag Lifford AC 25.35Mark Cannon Individual 25.37Noel Heekin Letterkenny AC 25.46Rory Callaghan Individual 25.46Jackie Callaghan Individual 25.52Andy Stewart Letterkenny A C 25.52Rachel Robinson Individual 25.52Noelle Gallinagh Individual 25.54David Oliver Individual 26.00David Boal Individual 26.04PJ Kelly Individual 26.12Amanda Toland Individual 26.13Eileen Morning Individual 26.23Kate Kemp Individual 26.23Heather Oliver Individual 26.26Joanne Boal Individual 26.36Kathy Kelly Finn Valley A C 26.37Gerry Burke Individual 26.42Stella Mc Cole Individual 27.26Mary Bonnar Individual 27.27Ruth McCrudden Letterkenny AC 27.28Catherine McKinney Letterkenny AC 27.52Majella Gartlan Individual 27.53Caolan Russell Individual 27.58Jimmy Peoples Individual 28.00Emma Mc Laughlin Convoy Runners 28.00Catherine Gallinagh Individual 28.11Aisling Gordon Individual 28.23Rosaleen Gallaghar Individual 28.29Margo Mc Nally Individual 28.31Louise Mailey Convoy Runners 28.32Grainne Moore Individual 28.33Florence Blake Individual 28.42Jessica McClean Individual 29.18Linda Moore Individual 29.18Michael Parkinson Individual 29.50Lisa Moore Individual 30.07Jean Mc Glinchey Individual 30.08Helen McNulty Individual 30.14Valerie Parke Convoy Runners 30.17Claire McKernan Individual 30.28Charlie Cannon Individual 30.54Nadine Lyons Individual 31.18Chistina Wilkinson Individual 31.18Caroline Lyons Individual 31.24Chloe Blake Individual 31.39Jay Moore Individual 31.48TJ Wylie Individual 31.48Brid Mc Gongle Individual 32.04Calum Daly Individual 32.21Wendy Daly Individual 32.22Rachel Boal Individual 32.22Clive Wasson Individual 32.36Joleen Mc Hugh Convoy Runners 32.37Adam Enfield Individual 32.37Patrick Enfield Individual 32.49Maire Gadine Individual 33.15Noreen Sharkey Individual 33.16Deirdre Sheridan Individual 33.34Anne Kirwan Individual 33.35Trish Diver Individual 33.35Ewocenam Doe Individual 33.48Mary Black Individual 33.48Diane Heatherington Convoy Runners 33.49Michael Black Finn Valley AC 33.50Jack Robinson Individual 33.51Ann Robinson Individual 33.52Anne McGovern Individual 34.11Katelyn Russell Individual 34.03EOGHAN MCGINLEY WINS THE BALLYRAINE 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:5kathleticsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgUSL Results & Reports 09.06.13Results4 Lanterns USL Cockhill Celtic 5 – 0 Fanad Utd.Letterkenny Rovers 0- 0 Swilly RoversDerry City Res. 1 – 3 Kildrum TigersFinn Harps Res. 1 – 3 Bonagee Utd. (latest) ReportsLeaders CruiseCockhill Celtic 5Fanad Utd. 0Cockhill Celtic, in the end, eased past a youthful Fanad United side that was well organised but offered very little in attack to support the lone striker Buchanan. The home side created the first opening on 11 minutes after the O’Donnell brothers combined with Liam sliding a pass to Aiden who brushed defender Murray aside but hesitated with his shot and Fanad keeper O’Connor gathered at the second attempt. The game had a five minute stoppage on 15 minutes that resulted in Gerard ’Jazza’ McLaughlin replacing the injured Aiden O’Donnell in the home attack. On the resumption of play and with 24 minutes on the clock substitute McLaughlin should have scored with a close range header but O’Connor saved comfortably. On 29 minutes it was Cockhill’s other striker Friel who was guilty when he headed over unchallenged after a great left wing cross from Mark Moran. Fanad gave the home side a scare on 29 minutes when a corner was whipped in left footed by McDaid only to trickle wide of the far post when it only needed a touch from a visiting player. The home side were rewarded for their patience on 33 minutes when Mark Moran got on the end off a low cross from Derek Doherty to side foot into the corner past O’Connor. It was all Cockhill now and Fanad did little to change their approach; happy to sit back and try hit Buchanan with a ball over the top. Jimmy Bradley tested keeper O’Connor on 38 minutes after breaking into the box from midfield but the young keeper palmed the ball onto the post and wide for a corner. Celtics forward McLaughlin missed a ‘sitter’ on 44 minutes when after Moran got to the by-line and pulled the ball across goal the big striker miss hit his shot from 3 yards and the ball was cleared by Sweeney in the Fanad defence. Fanad sat back early in the second period and after switching off from a throw found themselves 2-0 down on 51 minutes; Bradley picked up the throw ball and flicked it over his head to ‘Jazza’ who advanced into the area to sidefoot past the visiting keeper. Cockhill sensed more goals but the young Fanad side showed some togetherness at the back keeping the home side at bay until the 76th minute when McLaughlin got his second off the game after good work from Mark Moran & Liam O’Donnell. The heads of the visitors dropped after this and manager Horgan made a few changes to freshen things up. Cockhills went 4-0 up on 83 minutes when Johnny Havlin connected with a Jimmy Bradley cross, after the initial corner was blocked, to head past the keeper from 5 yards. The fifth and final goal arrived on 88 minutes when Garbhain Friel powered his way into the box on the right before striking a fierce shot past O’Connor.Rovers StalemateLetterkenny Rovers 0Swilly Rovers 0 Letterkenny Rovers and Swilly Rovers finished stalemate in the scorching sunshine at Leckview Park on Sunday afternoon. Despite the searing heat, both sides served up an intriguing encounter and had several opportunities to secure all three points.The Ramelton outfit arrived having picked up the first piece of silverware – the Knockalla Caravans Cup – at the same venue less than a week earlier but were without their match winner on the day Terence Shiels as well as midfielder Keith Hegarty. Manager Jason Gibson did include new signing Blain Curtis from Finn Harps in the starting line-up. Rovers team boss Trevor Scanlon gave debuts to Oisin McMenamin, Anthony Doherty and Kevin Doran but Ruairi Kelly was unable to line-out against his former club as he served an automatic one match suspension.Most of the action came in the second half although Swilly had a penalty claim turned down midway through the first half by referee Paul Duddy who adjudged Jonathan Minnock to have made contact with the ball in a sliding challenge inside the box while at other end Oisin McMenamin produced a fine save from Gareth Wade when the young striker was through on goal. Jason Quinn had to be alert to tip a long range effort from Blain Curtis over his crossbar. The home side looked more menacing after the break and were twice denied by the woodwork. Kieran Gorman was put through by Chris Malseed and he made a surging run into the box only to see his shot deflect off Swilly defender Marty Boyce and onto the underside of the crossbar before the danger was cleared. On 65 minutes, McMenamin broke into the box only to see his low drive beat the ‘keeper but rebound to safety off the inside the inside of the post. The hosts also had a free-kick from 25 yards out which substitute Anthony Gorman struck straight at Wade. Swilly had their moments too, particularly late in the game, when Blain Curtis got away from Quinn but from a tight angle his goal bound shot was well headed off the line by Dan O’Donnell. Curtis had another chance to be the match winner but blazed his volley over the bar in the last meaningful attack of the game.Letterkenny Rovers – Jason Quinn, Anthony Doherty, Dan O’Donnell, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock, Chris Malseed, Kevin Doran (Marcus Oliver 75 mins), Glenn Gallagher (Anthony Gorman 75 mins), Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Aaron Scanlon.Swilly Rovers – Gareth Wade, Dylan Hegarty, David Curley, Marty Boyce, Columba O’Donnell, Ryan Toland, Declan Curtis, James McCahill (Jordan Toland 25 mins), Ronan Curtis, Blain Curtis, Kyle Black (Liam O’Donnell 70 mins)Referee – Paul DuddyChampions Falter at HomeDerry City Res. 1Kildrum Tigers 3League champions Derry City Reserves title aspirations were dealt a blow on Saturday as Kildrum made the short trip to Derry to meet the Candystripes on a warm summer’s afternoon and came away with all 3 points courtesy of a Sean Ferry hat-trick to leave themselves 6 points behind leaders Cockhill Celtic but with two games in hand. It could well be shaping up to be a three horse race between Cockhill, the Tigers and Drumkeen Utd. for this year’s League honours. With John Quigg’s City having lost a number of last season’s title winning squad, their team has gotten younger again this year and while they may still play some of the most attractive football in the league it seems they are going to struggle up against more physical opposition. Kildrum boss Maurice Toland on the other hand will be delighted with the start his side has made to the campaign and will hope to build on that in the coming weeks but will no doubt be disappointed to have no game in the next week which could allow both Cockhill and Drumkeen an opportunity to extend the gap at the top of the table.FixturesFriday, June 14th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers v Derry City Res. Ref. T. McAreeSaturday, June 15th at 2pmDPD Couriers First DivisionDrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. J. McHughKildrum Tigers v Bonagee Utd. Ref. T. McAree4 Lanterns USL at 7pmFanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlinSunday, June 16th at 2pm4 Lanterns USLBonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. V. McLaughlinMonday, June 17th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLDrumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. DuddyFOUR LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: COCKHILL HIT FANAD FOR FIVE, AS TIGERS BEAT CITY was last modified: June 9th, 2013 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:AS TIGERS BEAT CITYFOUR LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: COCKHILL HIT FANAD FOR FIVElast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has welcomed the government’s move to prevent ministers from claiming water charges on their second home through their tax bills under the Dual Abode Allowance.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said Enda Kenny must now move to do away with the laundry allowance and other ridiculous allowances under the Dual Abode Allowance.Deputy Doherty said: “This allowance is a hangover from the Fianna Fáil days of looking after the boys. Enda Kenny promised to do away with it while in opposition. “However, his government is only doing away with the section that allows ministers to claim their water charges against their tax and, while welcome, it does not go nearly far enough.“Many people will be shocked to learn that Ministers and Ministers of State who buy a second home in Dublin are entitled to claim back their auctioneer fees, solicitor’s fees, and their annual mortgage interest. Also, €6,500 of the costs of maintaining the house is deductible for tax purposes.“And if a Minister or Minister of State is staying in a hotel they get a €3,500 laundry allowance.“This sort of stuff is indefensible at the best of times but at a time when thousands of families are struggling as a result of government policy these allowances simply wrong and should be done away with immediately.”  TD DOHERTY CALLS FOR END TO ALLOWANCES GRAVY TRAIN FOR MINISTERS was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:allowancesMiinistersPearse Dohertywaterlast_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week White Sox starter Jose Contreras threw the White Sox’s fourth consecutive complete game, getting Casey Kotchman on a grounder to first to end it and setting off a celebration on the field, and certainly on Chicago’s South Side, which hasn’t seen the White Sox in the World Series since 1959. “Enjoy it, enjoy it,” Guillen said, sending a message to fans in Chicago. “I think it’s great, because we proved a lot of people wrong, and I think I like that. We took a lot of beatings this year about my team, and we just keep playing.” It was the first time a club had four consecutive complete games in the postseason since the 1956 Yankees threw five in a row. “I’ll definitely have my White Sox hat on during the World Series,” Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy said. “They’re a pretty good team, they’re fun to play. You can talk about all the controversies, but they take advantage of it. They took advantage of everything they got. Their pitching staff had their way with us. They really put on a display of pitching.” The Angels fell behind 1-0 and 2-1, but in the fifth an RBI double by Chone Figgins and a sacrifice fly by Garret Anderson gave the Angels a 3-2 lead, their first lead since winning Game 1. The offense, though, didn’t put another runner on base the rest of the way, leaving the game in the hands of the bullpen. The White Sox will go to the World Series to play the winner of the Houston-St. Louis matchup in the NLCS starting Saturday in Chicago. The Angels will clean out their lockers today and try to make sense of what happened since winning Game 1 of the series before losing four in a row. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, who hit .286 with two homers and seven RBI in the series, was named the ALCS MVP. That’s when the Angels were struck by deja vu. Angels pitcher Kelvim Escobar and the White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski found themselves in the middle of controversy, just like in Game 2 when Pierzynski was ruled safe at first after it appeared he had struck out. This time, there was a runner at first with two outs in the top of the eighth of a 3-3 game when Pierzynski hit a hard grounder back at Escobar, who turned and knocked the ball down with his backside. Escobar scrambled to pick the ball up and appeared to have time to throw to first. Instead, he tried to tag Pierzynski. First-base umpire Randy Marsh ruled Pierzynski out even though it was clear that Escobar tagged him with his glove, while holding the baseball in his bare hand. The Angels entered their dugout while Marsh, homeplate umpire Ed Rapuano and crew chief Jerry Crawford huddled. The umpires agreed to overturn the call, bringing a heated argument from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, to no avail. That brought up Joe Crede, who won Game 2 with an RBI double off Escobar and who homered off Escobar earlier in Sunday’s game. Not about to let history repeat itself, Scioscia replaced Escobar with Francisco Rodriguez, who had not pitched since Game 1 last Tuesday. With the count full, Crede bounced one back up the middle where Kennedy made a diving stop in shallow center field. But with the runners going on the pitch, Kennedy’s desperation throw home was too late to get Aaron Rowand, and the White Sox had a 4-3 lead. “They got the call right,” Scioscia said. “That’s what they get together to do, to get it right, and they got it right.” The White Sox added two runs in the ninth to go up, 6-3. As the White Sox celebrated in the visiting clubhouse within earshot of the Angels’ clubhouse, Angels players were resigned to the idea they were beaten by a better team. “It seemed like they had a game plan against every individual hitter, and they stick with it,” Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera said. “Even the positioning of their infielders was good. Even if we hit the ball hard, they were right there.” Said Angels first baseman Darin Erstad: “We battled through a lot of stuff this year, and we didn’t get it done. The White Sox have a very good team, I just wish we could have given them our best game. I’d be very surprised if they didn’t win it all.” Scioscia briefly spoke with his team in the clubhouse after the game. “It’s tough to lose, (but) I can’t be disappointed with that group of guys down there because they poured their hearts out on the field,” he said. “I’m proud to be associated with them.” Angels starter Paul Byrd was able to do what John Lackey and Ervin Santana could not do in Games 3 and 4 – get out of the first inning without giving up a run. The White Sox scored three runs in the first inning of both Games 3 and 4, and put two baserunners on with one out Sunday in Game 5. But Byrd got the key hitter, Konerko, on a flyball to right field for the second out. Konerko homered in the first inning of both Games 3 and 4. Byrd then got Carl Everett to get out of the first. The White Sox, however, did get an early run to take the lead. Rowand led off the second inning with a double, was sacrificed to third by Pierzynski and scored on Crede’s sacrifice fly. The Angels tied the score 1-1 in the third when Juan Rivera doubled and scored on Kennedy’s single. The Angels had runners on first and third with two out later in the inning, but Vladimir Guerrero (1 for 20 in the series) grounded into a force play to end the inning. The White Sox took a 2-1 lead and knocked Byrd out of the game in the fifth, getting a double by Juan Uribe and an RBI double by Jermaine Dye. But the Angels scored two in the bottom of the fifth to take their first lead of the night, 3-2. The lead only lasted until the seventh, when Escobar began the inning in place of Scot Shields and immediately found himself facing Crede, who had won Game 2 with his ninth-inning double off Escobar. Escobar got ahead in the count 0-1 before Crede homered to tie the score 3-3. Joe Haakenson, (626) 962-8811 joe.haakenson@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said after his team’s victory in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series he’d rather be lucky than good. Turns out, his White Sox are lucky and good. The White Sox got great pitching, timely hitting and all the breaks throughout their series against the Angels, including in their 6-3 victory Sunday night in Game 5 that closed out the series, four games to one. last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We have a great opportunity to deal with job creation or poverty by putting a system in place that encourages economic growth and entrepreneurship,” Bush told Spanish language reporters Tuesday in Washington. But an ideological battle loomed between Bush and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and outspoken critic of what he calls an “imperialist” U.S. government. Chavez, a leftist whose government has used the country’s vast oil wealth to fund social programs for the poor, said Venezuela would object to any attempt by the U.S. to revive talks on a proposed hemisphere-wide free trade zone, the Free Trade Area of the Americas. “They are trying to include an article (in a summit declaration) to revive the FTAA. They aren’t going to revive it even if they produce a 100,000-page document,” Chavez told the Caracas-based TV channel Telesur in an interview Tuesday. Cuba, the only country in the hemisphere not invited to the summit, sent Parliament speaker Ricardo Alarcon and a large delegation to meet with protesters in Mar del Plata. MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – Leaders from 32 American nations and thousands of protesters are demanding the same thing as they converge on this seaside resort: jobs and better wages. But they disagree on how to accomplish that goal, with President George W. Bush expected to push free trade and demonstrators angrily opposed. Few believe the two-day summit that begins Friday will solve chronic unemployment and poverty, and even those with jobs in the Atlantic resort of Mar del Plata, where the summit is being held, question whether Bush and Latin American leaders will end up crafting deals that help the poor. “I don’t know what free trade agreements can do for us, and I don’t even know what these presidents are going to talk about,” said 66-year-old fisherman Dante Vitelo, hauling nets brimming with sardines to shore from the south Atlantic. The fourth Summit of the Americas to be held since 1994 will focus on poverty reduction and economic development and Bush plans to announce several job-creation programs. While Alarcon has kept a low public profile in Argentina, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque was quick to criticize Bush on Wednesday in Havana, saying the U.S. president should “take note of the rejection of his regime by Latin America” and not attend the summit. “It must be hard to be the president of the most powerful country on earth: powerful, but not loved; feared, but not respected,” he said. U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on Wednesday lobbied for reinvigorating stalled negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas, telling business leaders in Buenos Aires that the idea is the best way to create wealth and improve living standards for tens of millions of Latin Americans living in misery. But other countries do not want this weekend’s summit to be about the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Argentine negotiator Victor Hugo Varsky said negotiators are “advancing very slowly” as they decide what level of importance the issue should have in the summit’s final declaration. “Some countries don’t want any mention,” he said. “Others want to progress toward a trade accord.” Washington is not alone in support of talks on a hemisphere-wide free trade zone. Mexican President Vicente Fox wants the summit to nail down a date for the relaunching of negotiations on the issue, Mexican official Yanerit Morgan Sotomayor said in Mexico City. All 34 nations except for Panama and Honduras were to be represented by heads of state at the summit. 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