The top distance horses in training will face the starter at Caymanas Park today in the grade one feature for the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres on the Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme.Although the race has attracted a small field of six, it is embedded with quality. Present are the 2015 ‘Horse of the Year’, SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle; last year’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under champion jockey Shane Ellis; as well as the island’s top stayer, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR; and the progressive American filly, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, who bids for a hat-trick of wins.The class of the principals is unquestionable, yet I believe victory will go to the Wayne DaCosta trained SEEKING MY DREAM, who shoulders topweight of 57.0kg and will be allowing weight all around.BEST HORSE IN THE COUNTRYBy virtue of his impressive win in the inaugural running of the $13.5 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile on December 5 last year, the 4-y-o chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’, Alsafra, has established himself as the best horse in the country and despite his narrow loss to FRANFIELD in the recent Chairman’s Trophy over 1500 metres, he can definitely rebound with a win.With little early pace in the race, SEEKING MY DREAM (working well) represents the controlling speed and coming from the number one post position on the rails, should have enough in the last furlong to stave off stable companion PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD.Other firm fancies on the card are STAR OF DAVID in the Grooms’ Association of Jamaica Trophy over the straight five course; PERFECT FLYER to capture the closing Win Dem Wheels Trophy race ahead of MISS DOROTHY; as well as AGAKHAN IN the third and the front running PUDDY POOH in the overnight allowance race for the Roy Hamilton Trophy, this in recognition of one of the five veteran grooms to be honoured by the Azar Group on the day.
“The guys had a team meeting after the Rancho loss,” Etiwanda coach Dave Kleckner said. “They knew we weren’t playing the type of basketball we are capable of playing.” The Eagles (19-7 overall, 6-3 Baseline League) picked an opportune time to get back to form. The victory, combined with Upland’s 50-49 win over Los Osos on Tuesday, put Etiwanda into a three-way tie atop the league standings, with the Highlanders and Grizzlies going into their final regular-season game Thursday at Claremont. If the Eagles beat the Wolfpack, they’ll clinch at least a share of their fourth consecutive Baseline League title and sixth league crown since 2000. “It’s all about confidence and right now we are confident,” said senior guard Xavier Mudd, who led all scorers with 14 points. “Getting a win like this feels good because we weren’t playing too well. But now we got this and hopefully we can beat Claremont.” If Etiwanda applies the formula it used against the Braves (12-14, 2-7), it has a good shot. The Eagles used aggressive man defense and explosive 3-point shooting, never allowing Alta Loma an opportunity to establish itself. The Braves only scored four points in the first period and had just six in the fourth – with four of those coming in the last minute and the game long decided. Even when Alta Loma was scoring it didn’t seem to matter, as the Braves never got closer than eight points after ending the first down 15-4. “It’s the same thing that has happened to us all year,” Alta Loma coach Guy Thomas said. “We didn’t compete and we didn’t work hard enough to win. These kids aren’t willing to work and this is what happens.” Etiwanda was working it from outside, nailing 10 from 3-point range. Mudd hit four 3-pointers in his last home game, while fellow seniors Marcus Barrow and Ryan Mendoza knocked down three and two triples, respectively. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – If there were an ideal time for Senior Night, Tuesday was it for the Etiwanda boys basketball team. Limping into their final home game of the year on a three-game losing streak – all on the road – the Eagles responded well in front of the home crowd, stifling Alta Loma 62-37.
But as Ancelotti disagreed with the lockdown, the players all returned home after a 1-1 draw against Salzburg on Tuesday which stalled their bid to reach the Champions League last 16.“The responsibility to decide on ordering days in a training retreat lies with coach Carlo Ancelotti,” the club said in a statement Wednesday.The club also threatened action against the players.“With reference to the behaviour of the players yesterday (Tuesday), it (the club) will proceed to protect its rights on an economic, capital, image and disciplinary levels in every competent jurisdiction,” the statement added.“A press silence has been ordered from now until a date yet to be decided.”Ancelotti refused to attend Tuesday’s post-match press conference in Naples.“The club has taken this decision and we have to accept it. But, if you ask me if I agree, I would say no,” Ancelotti said concerning the training camp on Monday.Napoli have taken just two points from their last three Serie A games and are now 11 points behind leaders Juventus.The training camp was supposed to run until they host Genoa on Saturday at their San Paolo Stadium.Napoli are still on course to qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds as they are second in Group E behind Liverpool, four points ahead of Salzburg, with two games to play.Ancelotti, 60, took over from Maurizio Sarri in May 2018 on a three-year contract.He arrived in Naples boasting three Champions League trophies from his spells with AC Milan and Real Madrid, and a Premier League trophy from his two-year tenure at Chelsea.The southerners have not lifted the Serie A title since the days of Diego Maradona in 1990.0Shares0000(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlo Ancelotti has won three Champions League titles as a coach. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLINAPLES, Italy, Nov 6 – Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was told by the Italian club on Wednesday to take charge as players abandoned an enforced training camp following a series of poor results.Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis ordered the team to be confined to a training camp after last weekend’s 2-1 league defeat to Roma saw the southerners slip to seventh in Serie A.
The flex-fuel vehicles run on the same unleaded fuel as most every other car does, including the cars they replaced, ostensibly as part of an effort to clean up the environment. When this story first broke in July, we chalked it up to political cynicism: The governor’s staff authorized the $17 million purchase to bolster their eco bona-fides, even though the actual benefit to the environment was nil. But now it seems the motivations were even more duplicitous than that. In an apparent violation of state law, internal documents show that California officials agreed to buy the “flex-fuel” vehicles from General Motors a full month before any bid was ever issued. The deal began with a pilot program, in which the state purchased 50 to 100 vehicles, with no other company allowed to make a bid. Well, what do you know? It turns out the Schwarzenegger administrations’s purchase of some 1,300 flex-fuel vehicles really was a “green” policy after all. That’s “green” as in the color of money. Although the fleet can run on ethanol, it doesn’t. Until this month, there has only been one ethanol fueling station in all of California, and it’s down in San Diego, far away from where most of the cars reside in Sacramento. And even that station has never once fueled a state car. Then, later, when the state sought to buy the remaining 1,200 or so vehicles, other automakers were allowed to bid, but only GM had received the necessary certification to compete. And why was that? Well, because other automakers thought California was still abiding by a 2002 state policy that prohibited the purchase of flex-fuel vehicles, seeing the difficulties of getting the green fuel for them. The high-grade ethanol needed for these cars has never been widely available in the state. It wasn’t until this month that an ethanol pump was installed in Sacramento. But the Schwarzenegger administration had overturned that policy in 2005, much to the delight of GM. Now State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Bakersfield, is investigating whether Schwarzenegger’s relationship with GM gave the automaker an unfair advantage in obtaining the state bid for flex-fuels. Schwarzenegger just so happens to have once been the spokesman for GM’s Hummer. The company has also given millions to his charitable and political causes. Of course, that could just be a coincidence. But seeing that the state didn’t buy those cars for environmental reasons, that seems unlikely. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Liverpool are still odds-against at 6/4 to finish in the top four despite making it back-to-back wins in the Premier League by beating Sunderland 1-0 on Wednesday night.The Blacks Cat, meanwhile, are 1/8 to be relegated, with their latest loss leaving them seven points adrift of safety.Clare also looks ahead to the second Test between South Africa and England in Cape Town and reveals the tourists are 5/4 favourites to win the match and go 2-0 up in the series.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Nick was charged when he used the FaceTime and iMessage appsA DONEGAL student has called on customers of O2/Three to demand refunds after discovering he was being charged for making ‘free’ calls on his iPhone using FaceTime.Nick O’Brien, a law student at Letterkenny IT, told Donegal Daily he was ‘delighted’ with a ruling at the District Court in Letterkenny yesterday when he won his case. He also won two other cases against O2 – now owned by Three – after the sold him a second hand phone through their website claiming it was new and they deducted €25 from his pay-as-you-go account when he went abroad…even though he didn’t use the phone.Mr O’Brien says hundreds of other O2 customers who were also wrongly charged should take legal action to get their money back “as a matter of principle”.A company customer care manager told the District Court that anyone using an iPhone and using FaceTime or iMessage for the first time – even if it is using wifi – could be charged 25c.It appears on bills as a text to a UK mobile number as the Apple server is in the UK.However in Mr O’Brien’s case he was charged up to 90 times last year for making calls or sending iMessages which Apple say should be free.Yesterday Judge Paul Kelly said O’Brien and O2/Three should have settled the case out of court.Mr O’Brien says he turned down a €800 out of court offer yesterday so he could highlight the issue in court and help other consumers.Judge Kelly agreed with his case and awarded Mr O’Brien a total of €422.49 in damages and a further €250 towards his costs.The student was given €67.50 in compensation for the recurring 25c charges for using FaceTime and iMessage.He was also awarded €79.99 for being flogged a pre-used mobile phone which had been sold to him as new but had been used on a network in the UK three months earlier.He was also given back €25 deducted from his credit when O2 said he had changed his plan – when he said he hadn’t.He was given €250 in general damages for the inconvenience of having to change mobile networks after he left O2.Mr O’Brien said afterwards: “I am delighted with the outcome; this was never about the money, it was about O2 and their shoddy practices and their general attitude towards me over the past nine months.“I know the judge, rightly, said this could have been settled out of court and I would have been better off if I had done so, but this was not about that – this was about highlighting charges people should not have been given. I would urge customers to closely check their bills.“The joke of course is that if you register for FaceTime on an iPod, iPad or a iPhone without a sim card you don’t get charged at all.“Neither Apple nor O2 – now trading as Three – have ever explained this.”DONEGAL STUDENT WINS CASE AGAINST MOBILE PHONE COMPANY WHO CHARGED HIM FOR USING FACETIME was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 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:chargedcourt caseFaceTimeIPHONENick O’Brienvictory
Stylish, good looking and successful and that’s just his staff! Hairdresser Patrick Gildea is admired and respected in the business community across Co Donegal. He loves Donegal and here he tells us why.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?St.John’s Point, near Dunkineely. I go there quite often and every time it makes me smile! So beautiful, rugged , peaceful ,and one of the few places that wasn’t spoilt by over development. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?More sunshine and less rain. Donegal is so beautiful, imagine if we had more sun!! Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I look out my shop window on the main street days and I see young Alan Doherty. Happy, making conversation and smiling after all he’s been through and I say there’s a brave guy!! So I admire him and look up to him!!Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?It would be unfair to separate , they’ve both been good guys for Donegal in there own way! But if I had to my mother always said to us growing up “why can’t ‘youse’ be like Daniel “! So!!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Winning Ulster, what a buzz and gave the whole county a lift, even the ones who don’t smile where smiling!!What was Donegal’s saddest moment? I like to be honest so I won’t answer, it’s been covered enough recently and you wouldn’t be able to print my reply!!What is your favourite Donegal-made product?I have a Magee of Donegal Tweed jacket, it is admired every time I wear it, I travel to different show events here and the UK and it is often admired, a friend recently was working on hair for a photo shoot and I was assisting him for a very famous fashion house “Bur…..” I took great pride and delight in telling these sartorially people exactly where it came from. PS – I’m not on commission.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? I am a big fan of Irish trad and for Donegal to have the fantastic talents of Enya, Clannad, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh , Daniel and many more it’s just amazing,they travel the world stage and use it as a platform to promote everything Irish & Donegal just in being themselves. Fair play to them!!Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?As far as I’m concerned anyone keeping a business going in this climate is a success! But I do have a special spot for the small business sector, they’re the real grafters !!Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Patsy McGonigle. He’s a fantastic local ambassador.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Wife’s Kitchen and no tip required!!Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?It’s the sharks for me. So the wife keeps telling me!!Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Did DD put this Q in to test my modesty?– Many a man has TRIED to dress like him! Many have got it a little! Many have got scared! Many many have got it so wrong!! After all these years of Donegal men’s, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, cousins ,aunties, grannies, bingo callers and even the pet dog trying to out dress the one and only MR DONEGAL SARTORIALIST.– Need I say more. XX PG.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“Ahh it’s not a bad day”Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?They have all the ingredient’s, I would be silently confident, if not this year it’s not far away, I think they’re touching Sam with their fingers!! YES WE CAN.What is your favourite Donegal food?Charlie McGee’s Fish&chip, coleslaw & a pint of milk.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?1) I’m annoyed and very angry that Donegal people have to emigrate for need, not by choice! 2) Individuals getting money, promotions or jobs through cronyism. 3)When it’s your turn to drive on a night out and nobody wants to go home.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?1)Take away the 5 a side goal post arches on the main street. 2) Buy Letterkenny Rovers a spare cup for when Drumkeen united beat them!!. 3) Fund numbered cards for photographers to hand out to a politicians every time they stick there head in at a ribbon event to see who has the highest score at the end of the season. ” wonder is the league fixed?” 4) Finally on a more serious note I think St Vincent de Paul have been the silent hero this last couple of years, so a few quid to them.MY DONEGAL ……….WITH HAIRDRESSER PATRICK GILDEA was last modified: July 9th, 2012 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:hairdresser Patrick GildeaMY DONEGAL
Home Affairs’ registration campaign is aiming to provide proper documentation to all South African children. (Image:MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the Image Library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ronnie Mamoepa Spokesperson Home Affairs Department +27 82 990 4853 RELATED ARTICLES • Faster IDs from Home Affairs • South Africa’s population • The shades of the Rainbow • SA passport made more secureBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has embarked on a nationwide drive to register all the country’s citizens currently without proper identification papers.President Jacob Zuma, together with the department, launched the National Population Registration campaign in Libode, Eastern Cape province, on 23 March.The campaign “aims to ensure that all South Africans, including those in rural areas, have birth certificates and identity documents”, said the department.Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a Parliament media briefing on 18 March that a number of South Africans are not registered with the department and are without proper documentation.She added that the country also has a large number of children under the age of 15 whose births have not been registered, which denies them official status in the country.Research by the department shows that the majority of those without birth certificates are between one day and 18 years old, said Dlamini-Zuma. Home Affairs is addressing this by ensuring all infants are registered within 30 days of birth. “It aims to end the late registration of births,” said department spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa.Dlamini-Zuma said 2011 is the deadline for phasing out late registrations of birth, “whereby people register for birth when they are 15 years or above”.“Within one year we aim to have registered the majority of children born in South Africa on our National Population Register,” she added.As part of the campaign, which is already effective, the department is urging South Africans to visit their nearest Home Affairs offices. Mobile stations have also been set up in rural communities to fast-track the registration process.“For our campaign to be successful we need buy-in and active participation of every South African because this is about much more than just ensuring documents for every citizen,” said Dlamini-Zuma.Identity documents for allThe campaign will also speed up the process of issuing identity documents (ID) to all citizens 16 years and older.“Apart from our concerted effort around the registration of births we will also encourage young people to apply for an ID as soon as they reach the qualification age of 16 years,” Dlamini-Zuma said.“… We aim to make certain that every South African citizen is in possession of a South African ID book with information that is verified and secure.”By age 16 the possession of an ID becomes critical as it’s needed when registering for tertiary education or pursuing work opportunities.Although 16-year-olds are encouraged to apply for IDs, young South Africans can only vote with them when they turn 18.Non-registration impacts negatively on government planning for services and infrastructure, the Department of Home Affairs said, adding that the campaign is also aimed at speeding up service delivery.“This campaign ultimately is about ensuring the integrity of our country’s citizenship – a key element of national security in defence of our freedom and democracy,” Dlamini-Zuma said.
12 April 2010Half-a-million tickets for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ go on sale from Wednesday, when the fifth and final round of ticket sales for the tournament kicks off, coinciding with the opening of ticketing centres in all nine South African host cities and the start of the over-the-counter sales.Unveiling the official World Cup ticket at Maponya Mall in Soweto outside Johannesburg on Friday, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said that, for the last sales phase, “we have made a big effort to assist football fans by introducing various additional means to purchase a ticket”.In all, 500 000 tickets for 63 matches – including all knock-out matches except the final – will be made available.Tickets will be available from 15 April through to the last day of the tournament (11 July) via five different sales channels:The official tournament website www.fifa.com. The World Cup call centre hotline, open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm: 083 123 2010 (from within South Africa) or 0041445832010 (international). 11 ticketing centres across South Africa’s nine host cities, open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. Fans will have to show an ID document. Check the ticketing centre locations. 18 Shoprite/Checkers sales points, open seven days a week. Fans will have to show an ID document. Check the sales point locations. About 600 FNB branches across South Africa, open five days a week. Here, fans can order tickets, make payment and get ticket confirmation immediately. However, the actual tickets will need to be collected either from one of the 11 Fifa ticketing centres or from one of the 18 Shoprite/Checkers sales points. “We are excited about these new initiatives, which make the process much easier for everyone,” Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan said on Friday. “We have always said that it is important that we make this World Cup more accessible to the people, and with the over-the-counter sales, we believe this measure is consistent with the needs of the fans.”A total of 240 000 tickets were sold in the fourth phase, 85% of which went to South African residents. Overall, 2.2-million tickets have been sold for the tournament.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wet conditions this summer have prevented many farmers from planting their soybeans this year. Farmers who have claimed prevent plant beans with their insurance can still use their treated seeds as a cover crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has the details.