Thousands expected in Bundoran for Eurosurf event

first_imgNewsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 24, 2011 WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleLYIT success in Sunday Times University List 2012Next articleMac Lochlainn says anti-Mc Guinness rhetoric is “hypocritical and partitionist News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Up to 20 thousand people are expected in Bundoran over the next week for Eurosurf Bundoran 2011 which gets underway later today.The parade of nations will commence in Bundoran this afternoon at 3pm.Comeptition starts on Sunday with the worlds top surfers battling it out over a weeks competition.The event is expected to be worth at least 3 million euro to the local economy.The Eurosurf Bundoran spokesperson is Shane Smyth – he has this advise for those going to the event:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shane.mp3[/podcast] Thousands expected in Bundoran for Eurosurf event Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

Assemblyman Murray Rips Dream Act Bill, Slams Cuomo

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Assemb. Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue) slammed the Dream Act that, if passed, would help children of undocumented immigrants get college scholarships and ripped Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a speech he gave Monday at the Conservative Party Political Action Conference (CPPAC) in Albany.“Through liberal agendas and ideas like the Dream Act, where some would like to actually use taxpayer dollars to fund college education for illegal immigrants while denying those funds to the children of law-abiding, tax-paying, legal citizens we continue to move toward punishing those that do it right,” said Murray. “This makes no sense. Just last year, the governor floated the idea of giving a taxpayer-funded college education to prison inmates.”The prison proposal Murray took issue with didn’t pass last year and wasn’t re-introduced in this year’s budget proposal. The proposal was based on research that has shown that prisoners that spend their incarceration being educated are less likely to become recidivists, according to a 2013 study by the RAND Corporation and the Department of Justice. As for his chief gripe, the Long Island Dream Act Coalition has argued that this bill would grant “equal access to state-funded financial aid” for undocumented students at public colleges.Speaking in Albany, Murray deplored the Democratic governor’s policies for ignoring “thousands of hardworking, law-abiding citizens going into debt to send their kids to college or, worse, kids graduating with mounds of debt and no jobs to show for it.“We are sending the wrong message and rewarding the wrong people,” Murray told the conservative crowd. “How does anyone expect to get any kind of meaningful immigration reform if we give taxpayer-funded incentives for those that come here illegally? How do we expect to reduce crime when we reward criminals? We must change the mentality and change the discussion.”After a request from the Press, a spokesman for the newly elected Assemblyman clarified that Murray was not referring to “the children of illegal immigrants as criminals.”The keynote speech at the Conservative Party’s conference was delivered by Carly Fiorina, the former chairwoman and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard who spent almost $7 million in 2010 on a losing campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). Fiorina, who has been making appearances at political gatherings across the country recently,  is currently considered the “dark horse” candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to Fox News. She and her husband Frank reportedly have a combined net worth of between $30 million and $120 million. When Hewlett Packard’s board forced her out in 2005, she was reportedly given a $21 million “golden handshake.”  She had laid off 18,000 workers in 2003.Murray, an advertising company owner, initially won his Assembly seat in a 2010 special election and was re-elected the following year. Then in 2012 he lost by 226 votes to Edward Hennessey, a lawyer and former Brookhaven town councilman, but he took back the seat in last November’s election by a margin of 526 votes after absentee and other paper ballots were counted. Barely 29 percent of the 78,195 registered voters in the 3rd Assembly district turned out to vote, nearly the lowest turnout in decades.During his race, one of Murray’s GOP campaign workers had put a GPS tracking device on Hennessy’s car, trying to prove he didn’t reside in the district and therefore couldn’t run. The move has since led to legislation outlawing private citizens from using GPS trackers without the vehicle owner’s permission in Suffolk County, after a bill sponsored by Suffolk County Legis. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) passed unanimously last week.Since returning to Albany, Murray hasn’t proposed any legislation to help address the high cost of college tuition in New York State, but his aide said the session is still early and the Assemblyman may yet look into it.last_img read more

Two Parents Concerned Over Treatment Of Students In FCHS Class

first_imgBROOKVILLE — The mothers of two students in the Life Skills class at Franklin County High School are voicing concern about what is happening in the classroom.According to the Franklin County Observer, the parents attended a recent school board meeting requesting action from school officials. The mothers said their children have been acting different in regards to school, while not being able to communicate what is exactly going on.They asked the school board to get someone in the classroom who can observe how the students are being treated. They also requested a different classroom environment and a promise that their children’s education plan will stay on track.The parents also threatened to move their children to a different school system and one mother said she has considered taking legal action.Assistant Superintendent Tammy Chavis said school officials will look into the matter.last_img read more

Pjanic with Juventus is the Champion of Italy!

first_imgFootball players of Juventus defended the title of the champion of Italy.Yesterday in Turin, Juventus won against Crotone with the score 3: 0 and thus round before the end, for the sixth consecutive year, and the 33rd time in the club’s history, they won the Scudetto. We should also recall that no one earlier in Serie A managed to win the championship six times in a row.Goals for Juventus scored Mandzukic in the 13th minute, Dybala in 39th and Alex Sandro in the 84th minute.Miralem Pjanic was replaced after the third goal of Juventus. Thus, BH football player in just four days won the second trophy of his career. Juventus won the Italian Cup on Wednesday.By the end of the season, Torinese have the opportunity to write a new page of the club history and win the triple crown for the first time ever. In order to achieve this, they need a victory against Real Madrid in the finals of the Champions League that will be played in Cardiff on June 3.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Home Improvement Show To Feature 150 Exhibitors

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauLINCROFT – Area residents can get their home and garden projects off the ground next week when the Jersey Shore Home Show springs into town.The show is a great place to meet area home professionals and gather ideas for future projects. The three-day event will take place Feb. 26-28 at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Homeowners will have the opportunity to meet more than 150 home improvement specialists all under one roof. Builders, contractors, decorators and landscapers will be on hand to talk about their services. Visitors can find valuable information and ideas about kitchen and bath remodeling, flooring, patios, roofing and siding, and many other products and services.“I think for people who are looking to remodel their home, it’s a good place to find answers,” said Stephanie Kucharski, associate producer of expos for Townsquare Media Group, the company running the event. “You could do online research, but it’s nice to meet people face to face. You might also find things you didn’t think you needed for your house. It’s nice to have it all under one roof.”Some area exhibitors include Decorator’s Choice Closets of Shrewsbury, Majestic Exteriors of Colts Neck, Just Landscapes of Freehold, Superior Siding and Roofing of Ocean, Design Line Kitchens of Sea Girt and NJR Clean Energy Ventures of Wall.There will also be vendors offering information on basement waterproofing and remodeling, sunrooms, modular homes, tile, gutters, water conditioning, windows, awnings, home security, fencing and decks, solar panels, roofing and pools. Financial companies will also be on hand to help homeowners find a way to pay for it all.“It’s a pretty wide mix of companies,” said Kucharski.This year’s special guest will be Stephen Fanuka, host of the HGTV show “Million Dollar Contractor.” Fanuka, who has worked with some of the world’s top architects and designers, will host 45-minute workshops along with a meet and greet at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.Tom Paolino, owner of Millennium Stone Works of Colts Neck, will be among the exhibitors Paolino, a third-generation mason, has been in the business for 22 years and has taken part in the Jersey Shore Home Show for nine years.“It’s a great way to introduce yourself to people,” he said.Millennium offers landscape design services that can include multilevel patios, fireplaces, firepits, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and outdoor entertainment systems.“I love to create,” Paolino said. “It gives me a lot of pleasure.”Tom Klahre of Shrewsbury-based Decorator’s Choice Closets will be on hand to talk about the latest trends, such as building drawers inside the closet so the homeowners don’t need a dresser.“A lot of people want a jewelry safe in their bedroom closet,” he said. “We have one that is tied into the studs and you open it with a fingerprint. Some people want one under the bed so they can reach their pistol in about five seconds. It’s pretty cool.”Klahre said customers these days are looking for garage cabinetry, rich-looking closet doors, or a small desk inside a pantry that can be used for paying household bills or wrapping gifts. He even built a three-level clothing rack in a closet with high ceilings, where the racks are spring-loaded and can be pulled down for use.“We design a 3-D picture on the computer with the exact dimensions of the project so people can see exactly what they’re getting” Klahre said. “Whatever the customer wants is what they get.”Klahre said appearing at the Jersey Shore Home Show has been beneficial to his business in the past, but he is glad that the scheduling for this year’s show was better than last year.“Last year, they had it during the football playoff game,” he said. “Thank God they didn’t do that again.”The Jersey Shore Home Show will take place 1 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 17 and under are free. Seniors age 65 and up pay $6 on Friday only. Parking is free.This year, there will be a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive $5,000 to be spent at the exhibitor of their choice. For more information, visit www.jerseyshorehomeshow.com.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] Find her on Twitter @MaryAnnBourbeau.last_img read more

Neptunes back in water, earn fourth at opening meet of KSSA season

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes are back!Following a one-season hiatus due to renovations at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Heritage City club experienced its first action as the Neptunes hosted the first meet of the 2014 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season this past weekend in Nelson.“For the Neptunes it was highly successful, placing fourth place out of eight teams in total, but more importantly, the amount of improvement seen by all swimmers was excellent,” said Neptune coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.Castlegar Aquanauts dominated the meet winning going away with 636 points.Surprising Grand Forks was second with 318 points followed by Trail at 255 and host Neptunes at 246.Kimberley, Revelstoke, Creston and Colville, Wash., rounded out the field.Individually, Sage Cowan who won gold in Division six girls to lead Nelson.Coach Cynthia Pfeiffer also topped the podium in Division eight girls while Afford was third.Morgan Roberston-Weir, in Division one girls, Cameron Bibby-Fox, in Division two boys, Ohia Wintraub in Division four girls and Olivia Cowan, in Division five girls, all won bronze medals.Riley Andursak set meet records for Nelsonin 25-meter freestyle, 25-meter backstroke and 25-meter butterfly while teammate Lachlan Bibby-Fox set a new mark in 25-meter backstroke. “We were very happy with all the swimmers enthusiasm and effort this weekend and we know that this will be carried through the rest of the summer,” Rebecca Afford said.Neptune results — Top Three Finishes:Rebecca Afford – Division 8200IM 3rd (2:48.65)50 Freestyle 1st (30.27)100 Breaststroke 1st (1:22.26)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:08.11)Riley Andrusak – 6 and under25 Freestyle 1st (22.80)25 Butterfly 1st (29.95)25 Backstroke 1st (26.20)25 Breaststroke 1st (34.45)Cameron Bibby-Fox – Division 250 Butterfly 3rd (1:07.00)50 Breaststroke 2nd (1:10.08)Lachlan Bibby-Fox – 6 and under25 Freestyle 1st (29.36)25 Butterfly 2nd (43.76)25 Backstroke 1st (31.20)25 Breaststroke 3rd (48.55)Joanna Blishen – Division 5100 Butterfly 2nd (1:37.16)Imogen Cowan – Division 1100 IM 3rd (2:05.80)Sage Cowan – Division 6 200 IM 1st (2:57.07)100 Butterfly 2nd (1:24.41)100 Backstroke 2nd (1:22.84)50 Butterfly 2nd (36.16)100 Freestyle 2nd (1:10.94)Olivia Cowan – Division 5200 IM 2nd (3:03.86)100 Backstroke 2nd (1:23.90)50 Butterfly 3rd (36.84)Locke Finley – Division 2100 Freestyle 3rd (1:53.91)Hunter Hedges – Division 150 Freestyle 3rd (50.82)50 Backstroke 2nd (59.20)Matthew Holitzki – Division 4200 IM 3rd (3:11.48)100 Breaststroke 3rd (1:39.53)kMakena Janzen – 6 and under25 Breaststroke 3rd (45.76)Hannah Malenfant – Division 4200 IM 3rd (3:20.50)100 Backstroke 3rd (1:33.80)Cynthia Pfeiffer – Division 8200 IM 1st (2:42.52)50 Freestyle 3rd (30.44)100 Butterfly 2nd (1:18.59)100 Backstroke 1st (1:11.55)50 Butterfly 2nd (33.68)100 Freestyle 2nd (1:06.25)Morgan Robertson-Weir – Division 150 Butterfly 2nd (1:03.00)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:52.09Nava Sachs – Division 5100 Breaststroke 3rd (1:38.89)Ohia Wintraub – Division 450 Freestyle 3rd (34.31)50 Butterfly 3rd (37.41)100 Freestyle 3rd (1:18.56)last_img read more

Nelson Nordic, Whitewater Ski Club host swap weekend

first_img According to coach Karen Redfern, “properly waxed skis make a huge difference for skiers of all abilities, but it’s often neglected because it can be messy and inconvenient.”Redfern also says that all skis benefit from waxing and even waxless or scale skis need the tips and tails waxed for optimal performance. During the swap, skiers can have their skis waxed during the annual Nordic ski swap for a suggested donation of only $10.       The clinic is a fundraiser for the Nelson Nordic Track Attack and Junior Racers program and will be run by parents and athletes.The club will have several stations set up for short waiting times, and apply a general hot wax suitable for conditioning skis and average temperatures. Are you ready for some skiing — downhill or nordic?The Nelson Nordic Ski Club and Whitewater Ski Team are hosting respective ski swaps Saturday and Sunday.The Nelson Nordic Ski Team kicks off the swap weekend with its Ski Swap and Annual General Meeting Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club at 801 Railway Street.Re-sale items can be dropped off from 9-10 a.m. The AGM follows at 10 a.m. with the swap running from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.center_img Sunday, at Hume School Gymnasium, the 25th annual Whitewater Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Swap is being held from 12:30-3 p.m.Entrance is by donation. Ski, snowboard, telemark & touring gear and clothing can be dropped off from 9-11 a.m.Proceeds to toward the Whitewater Ski Team, a ski racing club dedicated to building life long skiers in a positive, fun and supportive learning environment.The goal of the club is to instill passion in young skiers, develop excellent skiing skills in all terrain and conditions, as well as building self confidence, respect for the mountains, and respect for their peers.Check out the Whitewater Ski Club on its Facebook Page.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY OCTOBER 9, 2016

first_imgMELATONIN ‘LOOKS GOOD’ IN CLASSIC WORKMISS SOUTHERN MISS IN TURF DEBUT MONDAYOFFSHORE IS ON COURSE FOR ZUMA BEACHKITCAT ‘PURRTY GOOD’ IN PREP FOR BC MILESANTA ANITA OFFERS DOLLAR DAY MONDAY MELATONIN WORKS TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSICSanta Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, unraced since capturing the Grade I Gold Cupat Santa Anita on June 25, continued preparing for a meeting with Horse of the World California Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, working seven furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:27 Sunday morning under regular rider Joe Talamo.“He looked good,” said David Hofmans, who trains the five-year-old Kodiak Kowboy gelding for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms, Inc. “It was a nice, easy work. We got a lot of air into him and we’re trying to get him ready to roll.”Melatonin was given fractional times of 25.80, 50 flat and 1:03, with a one mile gallop out of 1:40.80 by Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson.Melatonin is unbeaten in four races at Santa Anita and has earned $1,218,552 thanks to a 5-3-3 record from 13 career starts. Peter Miller2173233%57%$207,965 Bob Baffert1536220%73%$631,215 Tyler Baze3132610%35%$161,985 TOMORROW IS DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITASanta Anita offers another of its popular Dollar Days tomorrow, Columbus Day. Beer, hot dogs and sodas will be on sale for a buck apiece. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13. The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday. Mike Smith1131127%45%$160,180 Kent Desormeaux2163129%48%$209,985 Philip D’Amato232059%30%$232,230 Victor Espinoza1742124%41%$620,495 FINISH LINES: Flavien Prat, who took over the riding lead with three victories yesterday, will be at Keeneland next Saturday to ride Senorita Stakes winner Stays in Vegas for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Next Sunday, agent Derek Lawson has the 24-year-old Frenchman booked to ride The Pizza Man in the $1 million Canadian International at Woodbine for trainer Roger Brueggemann . . . Condolences to trainer Eddie Truman and his family on the passing of his oldest brother, Dale, last Thursday in Wichita at the age of 78. Services are pending for Dale, a former chaplain for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America. -30- Carla Gaines721129%57%$119,670 SURF’S UP FOR OFFSHORE IN ZUMA BEACHNeil Drysdale has a reputation of not winning with first-time starters, so it may have surprised racing insiders when the Exchange Rate colt Offshore won at first asking going one mile on Del Mar’s turf course Sept. 3.“Maybe he overcame my training,” the Hall of Fame trainer joked.Be that as it may, next up for Offshore is Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes for two-year-olds at a mile on grass.Drysdale was cautiously optimistic, as is his wont, about Offshore’s chances.“There are others in the race with more experience,” he said.The Zuma Beach, race nine of nine: Offshore, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Ooper Wallah, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 15-1; Toshiro, Florent Geroux, 5-1; Riser, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Sorry Erik, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Colonel Samsen, Victor Espinoza, 30-1; Billy Big, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; Bowies Hero, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Secret House, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Harbour Master, Mike Smith, 4-1; Sonic Boom, Brian Hernandez Jr., 6-1; Big Score, Flavien Prat, 9-2; and also eligible Ventry Bay, David Flores, 15-1. TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Puype720029%29%$52,685 Flavien Prat3584623%51%$797,990center_img Jamie Theriot1831217%33%$115,815 TRAINER FANCIES FILLY IN GRASS DEBUTMiss Southern Miss makes her turf debut in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes for two-year-old fillies, and Keith Desormeaux is confident she will give a good account of herself in the one mile event.“She’s by More Than Ready out of a Stormy Atlantic mare (Miss Atlantic City),” the trainer said. “I’ve always been high on her since the first day she galloped. She was second in two stakes (the Landaluce and the Sorrento) but I thought she was capable of more.”Miss Southern Miss, owned by Peter Cantrell and bred by the Cantrel Family Partnership, was an eventful fifth behind Union Strike in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last out on Sept. 3.The Surfer Girl, race six of nine: Happy Mesa, Florent Geroux, 4-1; Deer Valley, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Con Te Partiro, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Simmy’s Temple, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; La Force, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Doowop Shedoo, Mike Smith, 20-1; Miss Southern Miss, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Miss Sugars, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Shy, Gary Stevens, 10-1; Lady Beware, Martin Garcia, 8-1; and Auntjenn, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 20-1. Norberto Arroyo, Jr.2873425%50%$311,650 TEAM KITCAT PLEASED WITH FILLY’S U.S. DEBUTKitcat, the Filly from Chile, came out of her second-place finish behind Curlin’s Fox in Saturday’s Swingtime Stakes in good order and it’s on to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile against males on Nov. 5.It was the first start in nearly six months for the four-year-old Chilean-bred daughter of Scat Daddy trained by Sebastian Silva and ridden Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, who was making his riding debut in the United States. The 37-year-old Perez has ridden Kitcat in all of her 14 races, winning seven.“She ran real good,” said former jockey Octavio Vergara, a native of Chile who has been interpreting for Team Kitcat during their stay in the U.S.“They run in the opposite direction (clockwise) in Chile, like they do in England, so this was the first time she ran this way (counter-clockwise),” pointed out Vergara.“She handled the turf very well and she hadn’t run for six months, so we’re very pleased with her second. Gary Stevens put up a good ride on Curlin’s Fox.“Gonzalo will stay here with the filly this month and he’ll ride her in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. I will try to help him with mounts here during that time.” SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mark Glatt1335323%85%$139,568 Peter Eurton820025%25%$177,064 Jerry Hollendorfer1922211%32%$126,045 Richard Baltas2135114%43%$230,660 Joseph Talamo2043020%35%$178,870 Doug O’Neill3856613%45%$226,223 Rafael Bejarano37513514%62%$630,265 (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 8) Fernando Perez1940221%32%$90,735 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Wonlast_img read more

Kraemer Signs With The BC Lions

first_imgThe Canadian Football League’s BC Lions have signed Drake University quarterback Grant Kraemer, the organization and Kraemer announced this week. That legacy includes Drake legend and Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Johnny Bright who won three Grey Cups in his 12-year career and was the league’s MVP in 1959. Print Friendly Version Kraemer’s signing continues Drake’s tradition of professional success in the CFL. Kraemer is the 14th Bulldog to join a CFL roster and the first since Matt Acree joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016. Kraemer recently completed his senior season at Drake and his third as the Bulldogs starting quarterback. Last season he threw for 2,482 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his three seasons under center, he threw for more than 7,500 yards with 68 touchdown passes. He twice tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six and his leadership helped the Bulldogs to a 21-12 record over those three seasons.last_img read more

Video: Riding the Cape Cycle Tour

first_imgAround 35 000 cyclists gathered in the streets of Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning to take part in the world’s biggest individually timed cycle race, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.Click arrow to play video.Published on SouthAfrica.info on 16 March 2010.last_img