City duo deny Messi tunnel spat

first_imgIt was claimed that the Argentina star was angered by comments from an unnamed City player as they headed to the dressing room.Compatriot Aguero said: “[It was] nothing serious. I heard something but I don’t know what happened. I thought Messi said something to me but he didn’t, and then we talked about other stuff.”City midfielder Fernandinho later responded to the reports with a statement issued via social media.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (L) and Neymar (2L) react as Manchester City’s Jesus Navas (2R) and Ilkay Gundogan leave the pitch in Manchester, north west England on November 1, 2016“I am totally unaware where from rumours could have emerged related to an alleged argument and provocation on my behalf towards Messi,” the Brazil international wrote.“I can only reiterate that news spread by the media are not only false/untrue but absurd, as I did not have contact with any of the players or Barcelona’s technical team after the match.“Instigation and provocation does not reflect my character as I strongly uphold and value respect in and out of the pitch, irrespective of which player or opponent team.”Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona, but City hit back with an Ilkay Gundogan double either side of Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick for a first win over Pep Guardiola’s former club in six attempts.Aguero and Messi are close friends but, when asked what they spoke about after the game, the City player stated it was not appropriate.“We haven’t talked. Whenever you lose you’re not very happy. I know him well enough to know when he’s bad, when he’s good. Leo wasn’t in the mood to talk and I respect that,” Aguero said.-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi jumps to control the ball as he vies with Manchester United players on November 1, 2016Manchester, United Kingdom, Nov 3- Manchester City duo Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero have played down reports of a tunnel spat involving Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi on Tuesday.Spanish media reported that the five-time world player of the year was fuming after City’s 3-1 Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

Ex-astronaut in love triangle planning insanity defense

first_imgNowak was charged with attempted kidnapping, battery and burglary with assault and has pleaded not guilty. She told police said she just wanted to talk to Shipman to find out “where she stands” in the love triangle.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Travis Reed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. – Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing a temporary insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a court document released Tuesday. Nowak suffered from major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and “brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors,” defense attorney Donald Lykkebak wrote in his notice of intent to rely on the insanity defense. He also noted that the already petite Nowak recently lost 15 percent of her body weight and struggled with “marital separation.” “Even the most naive observer should recognize that Lisa Nowak’s behavior on February 5 was uncharacteristic and unpredicted for such an accomplished person with no criminal record or history of violence,” Lykkebak said in a separate public statement. Nowak, 44, was arrested in February after confronting Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of a former space shuttle pilot Nowak had been seeing. The former astronaut allegedly stalked Shipman at the Orlando airport, then attacked her as Shipman arrived at her car. Police say the married mother of three had driven nearly 1,000 miles from Houston to Orlando, using diapers to avoid taking breaks, and then pepper-sprayed Shipman while trying to get into her vehicle. Shipman was able to drive away, and Nowak was arrested. Police said she had a duffel bag with her that contained a steel mallet, a 4-inch knife and a BB gun. last_img read more


first_imgThere is fun for all the Family at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane this Valentines Weekend!Eclipse Cinemas start the weekend off on Friday 13th with 50 Shades Of Grey.Due to the high demand management at Eclipse have added an EXTRA show at 8.30pm. We will have the red carpet out and Charlie Mc Cosker photography will be here to catch you all glammed up.On Friday night we have Movie and Meal Deals for 50 Shades with Lifford Old Courthouse (0749141773) & The Fir Trees Hotel (+442871382382).Please contact them to book your table.On Saturday our friends from Mighty Mascots will be here with PEPPA PIG to meet and greet all the Children. Peppa will be at the cinema from 1.30pm to 4pm. Come and see PEPPA on the big screen and then meet her in person.Also to be in with a chance to win €400 simply buy any combo at the shop to be entered into the draw.   TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT AHEAD OF FIRST SCREENING OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesFifty Shades Of Greylast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Trail Team will meet to repair trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSaugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Travel lecture will be presented by Collette Tours Company, 2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111. Business workshop, titled “Street Smart Marketing,” 6-8 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 294-9375. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. THURSDAY Business workshop, titled “Employment Law,” 5-8 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 294-9375. Parent Preview Tour for expectant parents, 7-8 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Meet in the lobby at 6:45 p.m. Call (661) 253-8060. The Reading Group will discuss “The Hungry Tide” by Amitav Ghosh, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. Los Angeles Opera League, Santa Clarita Region, will meet, 7-9:30 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Olga Joseau at (661) 297-3086 for directions. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY AARP driver safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged or newly married couples, 8 p.m. at a private home in Santa Clarita. Sponsored by Grace Baptist Church. Call (661) 296-6826. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Santa Clarita Master Chorale will hold auditions throughout the day at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 254-8886 to schedule an audition. Labor of Love class for busy parents-to-be, will be held throughout the day at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8607 to register. Neighborhood Watch training program, 8 a.m.-noon at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20970 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call (323) 526-5015 to R.S.V.P. AARP driver safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Business workshop, titled “How to Develop a Business Plan,” 9 a.m.-noon at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 294-9375. Family conference for ages 10 and up will discuss “Origins: Look at the Evidence,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. A picnic at Placerita Canyon Nature Center will follow. Register at Grand opening, 7 p.m. at Edna’s Style & Beauty, 22934 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want 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

Won’t go away

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Retired cops protest Re “Retired cops protest media coverage of recent videos” (Nov. 16): Bravo for the retired Los Angeles Police Department officers who came in support of our officers. It’s no wonder LAPD is finding it difficult to recruit new officers. Thanks to the local media’s irresponsible biased reporting, a gangbanger is now back on the streets and will probably sue the city. City Council members will most likely settle, and a courageous LAPD officer is perceived as the bad guy. It’s shameful that not one politician had the leadership to speak out in support of our LAPD officers after all they have done for this city. I want to remind people of the immigration protest back in March, when 500,000 demonstrated and there were no arrests or serious injuries. – Monica Harmon Re “O.J. book on slayings sparks outrage” (Nov. 16): O.J. Simpson should hide in some remote country and shut up. He is lucky not to be in state prison for life. No one should buy his book or listen to his “fictional” version of his crime. Fred Goldman has every right to pursue this lowlife forever to extract any amount of the $33.5 million awarded by a jury in the wrongful-death verdict. O.J. regularly flaunts his criminal-trial verdict, rendered by a dozen mindless jurors, while evading paying a dime of the civil-trial award. He goes below the lowest of the low. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Los Angeles Levels of violence Re “`Warrior’ bent in LAPD” (Nov. 12): Larry Bauer stated William Cardenas was fortunate. Bauer sounds like dozens of citizens who think law enforcement arbitrarily goes around looking for people to beat on. Cardenas could have done as others with warrants – stood there and been arrested without a fight. He resisted. Officers used force to overcome that resistance and make the arrest. People need to realize we pay cops to do the dirty work of society. That means dealing with dirtbags who don’t want to get arrested, who fight and who then, looking for a payout, claim excessive force. – Rick Doray Santa Clarita No, you first Re “$2.7 million prank” (Your Opinions, Nov. 13): Hey, Bob Budsworth, ever read the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights? I don’t think this is your country. Why don’t you leave? – Michael Helwig Canoga Park $2.7 million award Re “City to pay $2.7 million for prank” (Nov. 9): In conjunction with the city attorney, our ethically challenged City Council members, with the exception of Dennis Zine, have determined that a prank is a serious crime and have awarded the “victim” almost $3 million of our tax money. Since a determination has been made that a compensable crime has been committed against a member of our fire department, one can only reason that the perpetrators of the heinous event will be appropriately punished – to wit, employment of all concerned, in whatever capacity, will be summarily terminated and all benefits, current and future, forfeited due to their criminal conduct. Awarding damages to the “victim” victimizes the taxpayers, and our only recourse would be to punish the persons responsible. If our City Council members lack ethics, maybe they can find some backbone. – Harold E. Boucher West Hills Bipartisanship One thing that you have to admire about George W. Bush: He is a marvel of consistency. Throughout his administration he has called for bipartisanship while being unwilling to display any of his own. After these latest elections produced a turnover in Congress to Democratic control, Bush said that he “got it” and again made his plea for bipartisanship. Shortly afterward, he called on the lame-duck Congress to pass the domestic-spying legislation and to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations while Congress remains in Republican hands. Meanwhile, he has offered nothing to the Democrats. It is clear that Bush sees bipartisanship as a one-way relationship. – David Holland Northridge Praising Rumsfeld Donald Rumsfeld should be praised for the guidance that he gave to the Defense Department during his six years of service. He did an excellent job in directing the Iraq war effort. Just because it appears that a somewhat different approach may be required at this phase of the Iraq war does not mean that Rumsfeld did not do a good job while he was the civilian in command of the Defense Department. The Democratic politicians have so much hate in their hearts that they have nothing useful to propose or to say, except to tear down the man in charge. – Richard Kinsman Chatsworth 3 percent raise How insulting to teachers to be offered a measly 3 percent raise. The City Council members have given themselves a 13 percent salary increase, and the Los Angeles Unified School District board has seen fit to hire a superintendent at an exorbitant wage with all the attendant perks. Please, board members, do not tell us the money isn’t in the coffers to pay for a 9 percent increase in teachers’ salaries. – Yolanda Fintor Northridge Insult to both sexes A female who is expecting equality and professionalism in the workplace is trying to be a man? Letter writer Elizabeth Potter’s premise is an insult to both sexes. A desire to pursue a certain career should be driven by aptitude and interest, not by gender. – Joan Kelley Van Nuys Living in yesteryears Re “Her own fault” by Elizabeth Potter (Your Opinions, Nov. 15): When I was growing up in the 1950s, women were offered very few occupations, such as working as teachers, nurses, factory workers and maids. Is Elizabeth Potter saying that only women should be cooks, interior designers or fashion designers? Does that mean that men in these positions are trying to be women? Thank God, times have changed. I am proud to see that some women are advancing and paving the way for future women of the world to obtain jobs that at one time were not offered to them. Today we have women pilots, engineers, race-car drivers, law enforcement officers, company presidents, senators and astronauts. One hopes there will soon be a woman president. It seems to me that Elizabeth Potter is living in yesteryears. People should not be discouraged from achieving their dreams because of antiquated ideas such as hers. – Marva Williams Lancaster Second thoughts? With the newly elected Democratic House and Senate members making clear their intentions to “urge” President George W. Bush to begin phasing out American troops from Iraq, perhaps they now regret mocking the “Mission Accomplished” banner? – Stephen Wagner Valencia Voting rights Recently in the Daily News, a claim was made that “voting is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.” Voting is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. The only voting mentioned in the Constitution is that done by officeholders and the special group of presidential electors. Voting by individual Americans is a state matter. The Constitution is silent. – Gregg Frazer Castaic No respect Re “Victory dance” (Your Opinions, Nov. 12): Zachary Charles’ letter comparing Vice President Cheney to Herman Goering is a perfect example of the disgusting venom spewed by those who hate this administration. This goes way over the top and shows no respect for the office of the presidency. – Greg Tarizzo Valencia160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Players who snubbed Premier League clubs to join their rivals

first_img Romelu Lukaku is yet to win silverware at Manchester United 8 In 2013, Willian had completed a medical at Tottenham ahead of a £30million move from Anzhi Makhachkala. But Chelsea hijacked the transfer at the last minute to leave Tottenham chiefs furious.Spurs reportedly accused the Blues of having a vendetta against them. Despite the controversy, the move worked out well for Willian, who has won two Premier League title, an FA Cup and a League Cup.Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) Pep Guardiola will reportedly rival Manchester United in the summer transfer window shining no dice ADVICE Willian (Chelsea) Getty Dele Alli is a regular starter under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham huge blow 8 LATEST Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Manchester City are planning to hijack Manchester United’s transfer plans this summer, according to reports.City boss Pep Guardiola is believed to be interested in signing Juventus defender Joao Cancelo and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes – two players who are on United’s wish list. Getty Images Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty 8 deals Last summer, Pep Guardiola was on the lookout for a holding midfielder to provide competition for ageing midfielder Fernandinho.Jorginho’s name had been linked with the club for months. But Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who worked with Jorginho at Napoli, made him the the Blues’ top transfer target.The Italy international completed a £50million move to Stamford Bridge – and it seems as though Jorginho’s mother persuaded him to join Chelsea. Maria Tereza Freitas said: “He really wanted to play for Pep Guardiola.“But it did not depend only on him, but on the clubs as well. He asked me: ‘As a player, mum, which one would you pick: Chelsea or City?’ I said Chelsea because of the greatness and stronger tradition.”Luke Shaw (Manchester United) 8 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Luke Shaw won Manchester United’s Player of the Year award for the 2018/19 season Getty gameday cracker Getty 8 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 8 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United days appear to be numbered Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Willian will hope to add the Europa League to his list of winners’ medals later this month After starring for Southampton for two seasons, Shaw was being linked with the Premier League’s top clubs in 2014. As a boyhood Chelsea fan, the Blues were favourites to land him. However, he joined Manchester United for £27million on a £100,000-a-week deal. Mourinho, who managed Chelsea at the time, said Shaw’s wages would have ‘killed’ the club.In 2016, the England left-back revealed why he chose United over Chelsea. He said: “I thought I could play more football in Manchester so that’s why I picked them.“Patrice Evra was leaving (for Juventus) and Jose, at that time, had a solid back four that I knew he liked. So, even though Chelsea were much closer to my home, I felt United were the better choice for me.”Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool boss at the time, thought the club had wrapped up a deal with MK Dons to sign Alli after the pair met and spoke in a hotel room.Ex-Dons manager Karl Robinson even drove the midfielder to Liverpool. However, Alli ended up signing for Tottenham.Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) 8 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Cancelo as the ideal replacement for departing right-back Antonio Valencia.But reports in Italy claim City have opened talks with the 24-year-old over a move to the Etihad.Here, talkSPORT look at players who have snubbed Premier League clubs to join their rivals. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS No other player completed more passes than Jorginho (3,118) in the 2018/19 Premier League season REPLY Getty Getty Manchester City saw a £60million bid to sign Sanchez from Arsenal collapse on the final day of the 2017 summer transfer window. Guardiola remained keen to bring the Chilean to the club the following January, but he opted to join Manchester United, who offered him a reported £500,000-a-week deal.Sanchez has scored just five goals since moving to Old Trafford and is likely to be given the boot by Solskjaer this summer.Dele Alli (Tottenham) After scoring 87 goals in a four-year spell at Everton, Lukaku was being heavily linked with a return to Chelsea in 2017.It is understood the Blues matched Manchester United’s £75million offer to sign Lukaku, but the striker chose the Red Devils and linked up with Jose Mourinho – the manager who sold him to the Toffees in 2014.Jorginho (Chelsea) Getty 8 Michy Batshuayi has not played for Chelsea since January 2018 The Times claimed Crystal Palace had a £30million bid accepted by Marseille for Batshuayi in June 2016, only for the striker to reject their advances. The Belgium international wanted to wait for a bigger club to sign him – and Chelsea came along with a similar offer and a deal was confirmed just over a week later.Ironically, Batshuayi just completed a loan spell with the Eagles, scoring six goals in 13 appearances.last_img read more

Rose M. Jonas, age 79 of Salem

first_imgRose M. Jonas, age 79 of Salem, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 3:50 am, in Baptist Health Floyd New Albany.Born July 22, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Rachel (Goodrich) Coffey.On March 29, 1963 she married Robert Lewis Jonas, who passed away October 2, 2013. She had been a resident of Washington County since 1973 and was the retired owner of Out of The Way Curls in Salem. She was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church in Paoli, was a Jack of all trades and a King of none and loved birds and her yard.Survivors include: 4 Daughters: Bonnie Lakes and Joanna (Danny) Nicholson of Salem, Michele Riedesel of Laramie, Wyoming and Donna (Greg) Strother of Campbellsburg; 1 Son: Robert Dale (Judy) Jonas of Livonia, Indiana; 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.She was preceded in death by 3 Sisters: Joanne Coffey, Joyce Coffey and Judy Scrogham.Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Monday and 9 to 11 am Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.Funeral Service: 11:00 am Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Strother officiating. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.Memorial Contributions to:Washington County Humane Society / Salem Animal Shelter204 Joseph StreetSalem, Indiana 47167www.hswcin.orglast_img read more

Doherty double does it for Harps U19s in Gortakeegan

first_imgTwo goals from Gareth Doherty saw the Finn Harps U19 team make the perfect start to their new FAI National League season with a 2-1 away win over Monaghan United-Cavan yesterday at Gortakeegan. Manager Joe Boyle will be very pleased to get three away points after Harps had initially fallen behind on 25 minutes.However, Doherty who is a member of the Ollie Horgan’s senior squad got the visitors back on level terms nine minutes before the break. Then just three minutes after the interval Doherty popped up to score what proved to be the winner. Boyle’s boys don’t have game over the next two weekends before playing their first home league fixture against Bohemians at The Curragh on Saturday the 1st of April.Doherty double does it for Harps U19s in Gortakeegan was last modified: March 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsFootballGareth Dohertylast_img read more

Spring Into Action During the Statewide Litter Sweep

first_imgAs you clear out closets in your house for spring cleaning, why not also put on an orange safety vest and gloves to participate in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep? This year’s campaign runs April 14-28.Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits and community groups work alongside NCDOT to help keep North Carolina’s roadways clean throughout the year. Adopt-A-Highway groups are encouraged to participate in the biannual litter sweeps which take place in the spring and fall, helping to increase cleanup and motivate the community to be good stewards of the environment.Now in its 30th year, the Adopt-A-Highway Program helps decrease the amount of litter on the state’s roadsides and improves environmental beauty, quality and safety. Roadsides are available for adoption in all 100 North Carolina counties. Groups commit to cleaning their designated roadways at least four times a year and NCDOT provides them with safety vests, gloves and bags.In 2017, nearly 5,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups removed close to 1 million pounds of litter from almost 10,000 miles of state roadways.“We want to thank the thousands of volunteers who give up their time every year to help make sure our state is a beautiful and safe place to work, live and visit,” says David Harris, Roadside Environmental Engineer. “We couldn’t do this without all of them.”Additionally, businesses, individuals and other organizations can also participate in the state’s Sponsor-A-Highway initiative. In return for cleaning a one-mile stretch of interstate highway, sponsors have their organization’s name or logo attached to the Sponsor-A-Highway sign.last_img read more

Maponya: We must collectively say no to xenophobia

first_imgBrand South Africa’s chairperson, Chichi Maponya, says our African neighbours helped us during apartheid and says it is time for South Africa to play her part for the continent. Brand South Africa’s chairperson, Chi Chi Maponya, urges each South African to show our Ubuntu now when it matters most. (Image: Shamin Chibba)South Africans will commemorate 21 years of democracy in a few days. Our struggle for freedom and liberation became a collective struggle as the people of the continent and the wider international community joined us. When we attained our long yearned for freedom, we knew our success was due to the efforts of the citizens of our continent and the world.Citizens of Africa – at all levels – spared no effort to fight for our liberation. Heads of countries took up our struggle at international fora, they joined the broader international community in calling for international sanctions against the apartheid government; they hosted South Africans who were escaping the horrors of our country; they provided our people, inside and outside the country with food and clothing.  Citizens of the continent accepted and integrated our people into their communities.  And some even lost their lives for supporting our struggle when they were targeted by the then South African Defence Force.  Some countries even provided travel documents to our people so that they could garner more international support for our fight for liberation.The words, “South Africa’s freedom was not free,” is more than just a slogan.  Efforts and lives that contributed to our freedom cannot actually be quantified.South Africa has always been cognisant of our debt to the continent and its people.  We have since 1994 actively pursued a foreign policy that put Africa at the centre of our developmental agenda.  It is for this reason that South Africa worked with other leaders on the continent to spearhead developmental policies like NEPAD while advocating on the global stage that Africa should no longer remain on the periphery of international relations.  We took this position to the United Nations Security Council during both sittings as non-permanent members, we have taken this position to the G-20, BRICS and other such fora.South Africa also provides material support to the continent in that we are amongst the largest investors on the continent and we actively support peace and security initiatives through dialogue, mediation, humanitarian and security contributions.South Africa acts in this way cognisant that our fortunes are intrinsically linked to that of the continent.  We are also committed to the vision of an Africa Rising – an Africa that is no longer on the periphery but a continent that can take its rightful place in the community of nations.And driving this commitment to the growth and development of our continent is the need for us, as leaders in our respective spheres, to deliver a better quality of life for all the citizens of Africa.  To us, as leaders, the citizens of the continent are not just a market for goods.  Our people are at the heart of the spirit, the culture, the richness, the heritage of our continent.  Our people make our continent amazing.  Our people will carry the history of our continent in their bloodlines and pass it on to future generations.  Our people will attest to our struggles to emerge as a dark and forgotten continent to a place of glory.It is against this background that South Africa also believes that the free movement of people throughout the continent must be facilitated.  South Africa’s rich culture and heritage is undoubtedly a result of the various waves of immigration that swept through our country.  Such is the multi-hued collage of our citizens that many cannot even relate to the countries from which they have migrated.And now we find ourselves, in the midst of Freedom Month and a few days away from Africa Month, where we are turning against each other – brother against brother, sister against sister.  We cannot allow this to continue.  And it is up to each of us that play our part to stop this.  We must have respect and consideration for each other.  We must appreciate that where the continent once hosted our citizens, it is time for South Africa to play her part for the continent.  And this is what drives our views and policies with regard to foreign relations, trade and investment and immigration.I urge each citizen of our country to not forget where we come from, to play our part in accepting all citizens to our country, to show our Ubuntu – now when it matters most.  Where there are legitimate grievances, bring them to your elected officials, to your community leaders.  Let us solve our problems in our time honoured way – through dialogue.One of the founders of our premier liberation movement, Pixley ka Seme called for an end to racism, tribalism and other divisive tendencies in 1911 when he said: “The demon of racialism, the aberrations of the Xhosa-Fingo feud, the animosity that exists between the Zulus and the Tongas, between the Basuthos and every other Native must be buried and forgotten; it has shed among us sufficient blood! We are one people.”Let us not forget.  Let us celebrate each other as citizens of one continent, as citizens with a common past and future.  Let us stop the hatred and anger.  We are African citizens!Follow Ms Maponya on @ChichiMaponya and contribute to the conversation on #WeAreAfrica.last_img read more