In Your Neighbourhood

first_img St George’s College won their second lacrosse title of the season as they topped arch-rivals Holy Trinity 9-8 in a pulsating high school final for the North Street Cup at St George’s College recently. Kingston College turned the tables on Wolmer’s Boys in the North Street Cup third-place game, taking home the bronze medal. The game of lacrosse comes with a frenetic pace and the youngsters have accepted the sport as their own. Defending champions Edgewater FC won their third game of the season in the St Catherine FA Under-13 football league last Sunday when they easily defeated Westchester 4-0. They now have 10 points from four games, the same as Portmore United, who outshot East Portmore Portals 3-2. The latter have a superior goal difference. In other games, Royal Lakes were held 0-0 by Daytona; Central Linx flexed their muscles as they hammered minnows Tredegar Park 6-0; Windsor Lion defeated Angels United 3-1; and De La Vega City beat Rivoli United 2-0. Action in the league continues today. The Gleaner clip Carib Cement in BH domino St George’s top Holy Trinity in exciting lacrosse final Edgewater win third game The Wulin Domino Kings one-day pairs tournament is on today at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, starting at 9 a.m. The high-tech tourney offers a first prize of $350,000 and championship ring; $150,000 to the pair finishing second; and $75,000 for third. Entry fee is $4,000. It will run until 9 p.m. and many of the top players in town and the country are expected to participate. Big one-day domino tournament on today at JC The curtains will come down on the 2016 season of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 church cricket league with its final showdown between Power of Faith Development and Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) at the Bridgeport Sports ground in Portmore, St Catherine, today at 2 p.m. The teams are vying for the Dr Delford Davis Trophy. Meanwhile, today’s activities should pull a fair-sized crowd as there will also be an over-50 cricket match for veteran players. Meanwhile, PFM Development won the eliminator match two against Faith Temple New Testament at Bridgeport. PFM Development, which won the toss and batted first, made 207-5, with a top score of 105 from Demar Johnson, while Aaron Daley hit 28. The leading wicket-taker, Simon Clarke, took 2-14 from four overs. In reply, Faith Temple were blown away for 47 in 12.3 overs, with the top score being nine from Burford Sangster. Jerome Heroin ripped through the Faith Temple batting, claiming 5 -13 in four overs and Aaron Daley 3-8 in 3.3 overs, thus giving PFM Development victory by 160 runs.center_img Business House football rally today Last year’s knockout champions, The Gleaner, made a winning start in Division One of the 2016 Wray & Nephew Business House domino league, clipping Carib Cement 94-92 in a closely contested match at The Gleaner Sports Club, 7 North Street, on Friday, April 29. It was a ding-dong affair between both teams in the first half, but The Gleaner pulled away towards the end to lead 51-45 at half-time. After the interval, The Gleaner maintained their lead for a while, but Cement Company fought back strongly to lead 76-75. Thereafter, it was anybody’s game, but The Gleaner players were more determined and squeezed home by two points in the closing stages. The top pair for the winners was Earl ‘Maro’ Morrison and Omar McCurdy. The Gleaner will next play defending league champions Kingston Wharves at The Gleaner Sports Club. Church cricket final showdown today The Business House five-a-side one-day football rally takes place today at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona, starting at 8 a.m. There are 25 participating teams, including defending champions Carib Cement. The teams will vie for the Butterkist Trophy in the Seprod-sponsored rally. Spit Fyah regain lead Favourites Spit Fyah regained their slim lead over Spring Village as they beat Felluchie Strikers 300-288 in the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/St Catherine City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union League last Sunday. Spit Fyah amassed 53 points from 14 games, one point ahead of Spring Village (52 points), who were idle last week. In other games, seventh-place Eradication (33 points) went down 300-289 to Passagefort United; fifth-place Right Stuff defeated Fort International (46 points) 300-297 in a countdown; and Correctional Services beat Highlight Strikers 300-203. Games on tomorrow (home teams named first): Masterpiece vs Waterhouse United, Naggo Head vs Highlight Strikers, Correctional Services vs Felluchie Strikers, Soursop Tree vs Garveymeade, Eradication vs Chedwin Strikers, Spit Fyah vs Ken’s Wildflower, Spring Village vs Right Stuff, Fort International vs Passagefort United, and Unity Strikers vs Memory Lane.last_img read more

The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

first_img9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fury has enough fame and success in boxing-mad England to match up favorably outside the ring with Wilder, and the Manchester native sees this matchup in quite different terms.“Wilder needs me, make no mistake,” Fury said. “He’s been champion since 2015, he’s made seven defenses, but he’s still unknown. So what do they need to do? Bring in a big-mouthed Brit, the best fighter in the world, and let him get his (tail) kicked. He’ll become known. He’ll get a good hiding from Tyson Fury, and he can rebuild himself. … Everyone will love the story, but he’s just not ready to get past me. This is too much for him.”Fury has fought twice since his 2 ½-year ring hiatus, both times against overmatched foes. But he is reinvested in his career after moving his training base to California, and he radiates confidence as he resumes his pursuit of the title belts he lost during his absence.Wilder sees Fury as a heavyweight whose record was even less impressive than his own before that shocking victory over the 39-year-old Klitschko.“You only have confidence because Klitschko didn’t throw punches,” Wilder said to Fury during their final news conference.Wilder and Fury seem almost certain to put on an entertaining show, and not just because of their compelling public appearances — the most recent of which ended with Fury ripping off his shirt after nearly coming to blows with Wilder on stage.Wilder’s style is occasionally awkward, but he loves action and realizes his best chance to win every fight is with the knockout power in his heavy hands.Fury is an excellent boxer who could frustrate Wilder for long stretches, yet he also loves to discard caution in favor of a good brawl.“I’ve been looking for somebody to knock me out my whole life,” Fury said. “I haven’t found him yet. I don’t think I’ll find him Saturday night.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Yet even the 32-year-old Wilder agrees he had never fought anyone approaching his own stature — not in physical size, but in boxing achievement — until quite recently. He has built his career with sometimes confounding deliberateness, taking his time to learn the sport he only picked up as a 20-year-old after moving on from football and basketball in his native Alabama.“Everybody has their appointed time,” Wilder said this week. “My time is now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhen Wilder steps into the Staples Center ring to defend his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on Saturday night, he finally has the right opponent on the right stage at the right moment. Fury is the lineal champion of the heavyweight division, thanks to his shocking victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, and his showdown with Wilder is probably the most important heavyweight bout since.The pay-per-view Hollywood spotlight encapsulates everything Wilder has craved for years, even when he knew he wasn’t ready. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “So much emotion is running through my body right now,” Wilder said. “I was ready for this 10 weeks ago. We only went through a training camp because we didn’t want to get stale. I didn’t need it. I’ve been ready for so long.”The 6-foot-7 American is actually the smaller man in this bout against the 6-foot-9 Fury, whose pure bulk obscures his nimble feet and excellent technique.Punching up is a new feeling for Wilder, both inside and outside the ring, but he can’t wait to try it.“This is bringing me close to my goal to be the one face, the one voice of the heavyweight division,” Wilder said. “America has needed a heavyweight champion like me for years. This is my time.”Wilder took another big step toward his ultimate goal earlier this year when he came back from an early knockdown to stop highly regarded Luis Ortiz in an entertaining finish. When British three-belt champ Anthony Joshua refused his advances this summer, Wilder booked a bout with the resurgent Fury, whose career foundered amid drug abuse and depression after his victory over Klitschko.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Boxers Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury exchange words as they face each other at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The pair are slated to fight Saturday night for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the chance to pick on somebody his own size.Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is the most accomplished American heavyweight boxer of his era, a superb athlete with vicious punching power and a reckless streak. The Olympic medalist has stopped every man who ever stepped in the professional ring with him, following up his lone decision victory with a knockout in the first round of the rematch.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Protecting own self interest

first_imgDear Editor,Democracy cannot flourish in a lawless climate. No democratic nation today can act in a manner that irresponsibly flouts the rule of law, international norms and conventions without the risk of attracting international condemnation.Constitutional rule of law, democracy, peace, stability and human rights are all universal values which are considered outside the usual interpretation of interference in the internal affairs of a host country. When there is an imminent threat, the International community are expected to hold governments who act with impunity, accountable for the the preservation of those universal values mentioned above. In 1999, five years after 800,000 people were brutally murdered in what is known as the Rwandan genocide, the African Union adopted the Charter of Non-Indifference to deal with rogue governments when those cardinal principles are violated. And so, although the world is a lot safer, there are still those who feel they are above the law and act as though they are untouchables.I welcome the joint communiqué by the American Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, the UK High Commissioner, Greg Quinn and the European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Fernando Ponz Cantó, that called upon the now illegal President “to set an elections date immediately in full compliance with Guyana’s constitution.”I am also pleased with the statement issued by the Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, urging “the President of Guyana and all relevant stakeholders and institutions to restore constitutional rule in Guyana by immediately setting an early election date in consonance with its constitution, enabling elections to be held without further delay.”Strong statements of condemnation also came from the Private Sector Commission; the Bar Association; the religious community; the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (GCCI); the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham); the Central Islamic Organisation and others including editorials in the Guyana Times and Stabroek News.I wish to thank them all for their courage and the principled position they took.When a country signs on to United Nations conventions that guarantee peace, stability and human rights, they give up the right to complain of interference when they themselves are guilty of abusing these issues. Now that Granger is in breech of the constitution, he expects the Diplomatic Corp and civil society to remain silent.And while most of Guyana are fed-up and out of patience with the arrogance and stubbornness of the illegal President to definitively call a date for elections, the deafening silence of some diplomats, organizations, and most specifically CARICOM leaders, are very worrying.But as can be expected, not everyone is ready to abandon the sinking ship. There are still a few PNC/APNU+AFC apologists on board who would do or say anything to protect their personal interests, even to the point of shamelessly attacking the Western Diplomats for doing the right thing. None of these hypocrites have had the courage to condemn David Granger for being duplicitous when in 2014, he called upon the same Diplomatic Corp to impose sanctions on the Ramotar government after he prorogued Parliament.Granger knew then the correct interpretation of Articles 106(6) and 106(7) of our Constitution and the consequences that flow from the successful passage of a confidence vote. But now the shoe is on the other foot, he conveniently gets amnesia and misrepresents its clear, unambiguous meaning. I guess all that radiation he has been exposed to during his medical treatment in Cuba has made him even more delusional.Those who now shamelessly protects the Usurper-in-Chief do so to protect their own self-interest. As major beneficiaries of this illegal government, they will continue to ignore Granger’s defiance and will vilify anyone who condemns him for violating the constitution.I refer to the PNC/APNU propagandists: Rickford Burke, Lincoln Lewis, Dr David Hinds, Khemraj Ramjattan and Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, who should all have their visas and permanent residence status revoked immediately by the US Embassy.Editor, after the 2015 general and regional elections, it was rumored that the ABCE countries had so wanted to see the backs of the PPP/C that they had guaranteed the APNU+AFC another five years in government. This message was propagated to party supporters by Congress Place to dispel fears of them losing the general elections in much the same way they had lost heavily to the PPP/C in the Local Government Elections of 2016 and 2018. Now that the lie has been dispelled by the joint statement from the ABE countries, they are being vilified as conspirators, carrying out the dictates of the Opposition. While it’s true that these Diplomats have their own agenda, high on their list of priority remains the cultivation and protection of democracy and human rights. No civilized democracy will ever abandon those noble goals.Sincerely,Harry GillPPP/C Member of Parliamentlast_img read more

GWI launches mobile app

first_img…expects greater interaction with customersThe Guyana Water Inc has launched its updated website along with a mobile phone app to improve its efficiency and service delivery to its customers.The new website allows customers to access their accounts and billing information and to also interact with GWI’s customer care agents. In addition, customers accessing the website can now get the latest information on the work of the company and also know the contractors in their areas.Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said the website is testimony to the capacity of the staff members at GWI. He noted that the utility company would now have a designated group of persons to constantly update the website so that its customers could be guided properly.“The purpose of this website is to be very dynamic and to collaborate with customers to ensure that if they have queries, they can check their bills, they can check their accounts on the website to see what their balances are and that is important,” he said.He added that customers can take photos of leakages and submit them on the app and it would be dispatched to the various teams to be rectified.Meanwhile, the mobile customer service app has been developed to help lessen the burden associated with the payment of bills and meter reading. The customer application will allow customers to submit meter readings, report leaks and view their account balances.The app developer, Ronson Gray explained that the app puts customers in touch with the water company in a more efficient manner. He said the company had been challenged in various areas, which prevented the effective readings of bills, hence the estimated bills but noted that it would be addressed by the app.“We think that with the implementation of this application, customers can actually take it upon themselves to read their meters, submit those readings and get a prompt feedback as to what their new balance would be,” Gray explained.Asked about the reliability of the application, Gray assured that a group comprising 100 persons tested the app extensively.“We know there are leaks and that leaks affect water quality and, so we have to arrest the leaks as fast as possible. We know now that most persons would have a cellphone so all we want you to do is to download our app and wherever you see a leak take a picture of that leak it comes to us and then our people would be able to correct the leak on a timely basis,” Van West Charles noted.He related that the company will soon be expanding its service to accommodate the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) Mobile Money service. He noted that the customers would soon be able to pay their bills using the website, directly connected to the Mobile Money service.The app is available on Google Playstore and Apple’s App store.last_img read more

Car used in fatal drive-by shooting found abandoned

first_img…ammo, spent shells unearthed in vehicleAs investigations continue into a drive-by shooting which has left known criminal Leon Duncan dead and three others injured including his brother, the car that was allegedly used in the commissioning of the crime was found abandoned at Cauliflower Circle, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Dead: Leon DuncanThe silver-grey Toyota Carina 212 motorcar, according to Police, was impounded and detectives confirmed that 31 live 7.62 × 39 ammunition in a magazine, one live 9mm ammunition and one 9mm spent shell were unearthed. The drive-by shooting took place at Williamstaad Road, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, on Sunday evening.Duncan also called “Whistle” of Lot 2692 Manatee Place, South Ruimveldt, was shot multiple times.According to Police, his brother, Shaquile Duncan, was shot to his right arm and left thigh while Orande Gordon, 28, of Lot 1195 Nutmeg Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was shot to his left arm and right knee and Lawrence Simon also called “Plait Hair”, 34, of Lot 2104 Nutmeg Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was shot to his left knee and suffered a bruise to his upper right arm.Preliminary investigations revealed that the men were reportedly gambling at Williamstaad Road, Festival City, on a culvert when the occupants of a motorcar opened fire at them.At the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday evening, Trade Unionist Carvil Duncan, who is the grandfather of the now dead man, told the media that he was not sure what might have triggered the drive-by shooting but described his grandsons as “good”.Abandoned car used by the gunmenHe noted that the shooting incident occurred a short distance from his house and upon receiving the news, he rushed to the scene. By that time, the injured men had already been taken to the Hospital. At the scene, Police retrieved several spent shells.Meanwhile, Leon and Shaquile Duncan are no strangers to the police and the court system. Leon Duncan was charged for the murder of Imtiaz Roopnarine, who was gunned down at Cool Square Hotel in 2016. A 12-member jury, however, unanimously found him not guilty of the charge. Additionally, he was also charged for unlawfully assaulting Police Constable Oswyn Shepherd and Police Officer Deon Bascom while they were performing their duties in 2015.In addition, he along with another was charged for robbing Shaneeza Hussain and Nickel Pinkerton in 2018.In March 2018, he was slapped with two counts of attempted murder after he was accused of discharging a loaded firearm at Kenrick Maynard and Jeremy Adams, two security officers stationed at 704 parking lot on February 23, 2018.He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. Soon after, he was back in court, this time for armed robberies and possession of firearm and ammunition.His brother, Shaquile Duncan, was also implicated and subsequently charged for an armed robbery committed on Morris Enmore on Mandela Avenue in February 2019. In addition, he is before Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus for a similar charge.The police have not released any information on the two other injured men.last_img read more

NPSS Grizzlies Senior Girls Volleyball competed last week in Penticton

first_img– Advertisement – Male Athlete of the Week: Adam Nelson (Sr Boys Basketball, Gr 12 Centre) Adam anchored the defence for the senior boys in their close final loss to PGSS, racking up 6 blocks. His passion for his teammates was contagious over the weekend and could be heard in all three games encouraging others and spurring them on, as well as the girls’ squads when they were playing. Female Athlete of the Week: Celine Quigley (Sr Girls Basketball, Gr 12 Guard) Celine led the team in scoring, averaging 21 points per game, and led steals for the team with an average of 8 per game. Her passion for the game of basketball is tremendous not only during games but during practices as well. If you are looking for Intensity in an athlete – she is it.Up Next:Sr Basketball teams are off to Grande Prairie this weekend, and Jr Boys Basketball has their first tournament of the season at Kelly Road in Prince George. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Senior Girls Volleyball was down in Penticton last week competing at the Provincial Championships. They opened the tournament on Thursday with pool play against Belmont and Burnaby North. The girls competed well but were unable to take a set. Pool play continued on Friday with games against Riverside and Mission. Finishing 5th in their pool, the girls finished the tournament with games against Claremont, Seaquam and Penticton. It was a great week of volleyball and some of the toughest competition that most girls will face.  Notable performances by Daelyn Jeffers and Jessie Copes. Shout out to Grade 12s Daelyn Jeffers, Jessie Copes, Claire Turner, Katie Rutherford and Morgan Wiebe. We are proud to have you as a part of the Grizzlies family!The Senior Basketball teams were in Dawson Creek over the weekend for their first tournament of the season. The tourney was a good overall effort from the boys. The first two games were won handily, but they came up short of a comeback against PGSS in the finals, losing by 6 after being down 14 in the third quarter. A great team effort from both the Grade 11s and returning Grade 12s, with big performances from Adam Nelson and Liam Peterson in the final gameSenior Girls Basketball demonstrated a very strong team performance in both the offensive and defensive side of the game, averaging 81 points and 30.5 steals per game on the first two games. Coming up short during the championship game, the team scored 45 points and had 14 steals. Overall, it was a strong showing of team effort from all players.last_img read more

LIFESTYLE: AVOID THE GROUCHO LOOK AND FIND THE PERFECT BROW

first_imgWe have read many times that good eyebrows can make you look fresh, younger and that a good shaped brow is like having an instant face lift.Over the years I have left any number of beauty salons with a Groucho Marx look and spent the evening with a toothbrush scrubbing out too-dark a tint and leaving two, raw, angry strips on my forehead.As the man himself said: “I never forget a face but in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.” Yes, my thoughts exactly after a brow treatment. I’ve committed every beauty no-no when it comes to attempts at defining my brows including over plucking, plucking above the brow and home waxing. I find the whole eye-brow shape quest really addictive. I admit it, I have brow envy.But I’m stepping away from the tweezers and the DIY approach and exploring other options.Now we have HD Brows, threading, brow gels and powders and so many products to enhance, shape and define.Luscious, bold, brows are a big look on the catwalk this season thanks to model Cara Delevingne. However, just because strong brows are “in” doesn’t mean they will suit everyone’s face shape.It is important to choose the shape of your eyebrows according to your features.Strong eyebrows may look good on Keira Knightley but will look like giant caterpillars on me.HD Brows is a seven step eyebrow shaping treatment that focuses on design and involves techniques including, tinting, waxing and threading. It can dramatically transform even the most sparse and misshapen brows.I would advise looking at portfolios in salons to get an idea of what you would like and if it will suit your face shape. Prices in beauty salons across the county start at €30.If your budget doesn’t stretch to this, eyebrow threading has also grown increasingly popular and prices can start from upwards of €10.Threading, an alternative to waxing or plucking, uses cotton thread to shape and groom the eyebrows.Have a look at a YouTube clip of this ancient art of hair removal if you want to see exactly how it is done. Also, any beauty therapist worth her salt will have a chat with you before she styles your brows. Don’t be afraid to ask if a brow gel or palette will work better than a tint. Remember, beware the “Scouse Brow” look.LIFESTYLE: AVOID THE GROUCHO LOOK AND FIND THE PERFECT BROW was last modified: May 29th, 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:LIFESTYLE: AVOID THE GROUCHO LOOK AND FIND THE PERFECT BROWlast_img read more

710 Freeway extension dealt setback

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – A committee of San Gabriel Valley cities has rejected a call to rank the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension as the top priority for the region. Instead, committee members voted to continue a policy of listing all unfunded transportation projects without rank, rather than risk further dividing the region over the controversial project. “We need more money. I think that is the priority,” said Duarte Councilman John Fasana, who heads the transportation committee, which is part of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. The decision was a major setback for officials from Alhambra, Rosemead and Monterey Park, who had lobbied to place the 4.5-mile extension at the head of the line for any funds that flow from a public works plan proposed by the governor. They expressed frustration at the committee’s failure to take action, saying the current process allows cities to push their own “pet projects” while the extension gets relegated to the back burner. “This analysis by paralysis is just hurting us,” said Alhambra Mayor Steven Placido. As a compromise, Placido recommended the committee select three projects, including the 710 extension, and make those the focus of all lobbying efforts for funding. The other two projects would likely be the 24-mile Gold Line rail extension and the Alameda Corridor-East grade-separation project, both of which have significant support among different factions in the region. Nat Read, chairman of the 710 Freeway Coalition, a pro-extension group, said this compromise would help create a unified front in the Valley. However, the proposal failed to gain traction. The 710 freeway dead-ends in Alhambra, dumping traffic onto Valley Boulevard. The city has long complained that it and its neighbors are overburdened with traffic congestion that could be alleviated if the gap were closed. “They have their own personal petty motives instead of what’s good for the masses and the majority,” complained Barbara Messina, an Alhambra school board member and candidate for Alhambra City Council. Messina helped lead the charge for the freeway project,enlisting the aid of Monterey Park and Rosemead, which recently passed resolutions in favor of the project. Opposition to the freeway extension is strongest in South Pasadena, the city through which it would run. There are also interest groups in Pasadena and several foothill cities that have fought the project out of fear it will draw truck traffic from the Long Beach port onto the Foothill (210) Freeway. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458last_img read more

Twin Towns Celtic Supporters Club celebrate 20th anniversary

first_imgTwin Towns Celtic Supporters Club held their twentieth anniversary last weekend. A variety of events took place over the weekend for all who attended.Anton Rogan White from Clydebank CSC arrived on the Friday evening, and was reunited with old friends before Jim and Paula’s from Mc Kelvey’s Bar hosted a barbecue and later Marty Temple provided the tunes. On Saturday afternoon the group headed to Cappry Park to play for the Anton Rogan White Memorial Cup, resulting in a 3-3 draw. The CSC wish to thank Jamie Doherty and Danny Boyle of Cappry Rovers who looked after them so well during their visit.The Evening with Chris Sutton took place in The Finn Suite of Jackson’s Hotel. A lively questions and answers session took place before Chris previewed the Champions League final. More questions followed at half time followed by photographs with Chris. A replica of the European Cup was on show too.CSC wish to extend grateful thanks to Hugh, Manager of Jackson’s Hotel, for all his efforts in arranging the evening. The group then moved next door to the Pyramid Suite in Jackson’s Hotel to listen to The Irish Brigade. Chris Sutton with Paul Ayton, Damien GlackinSunday saw everyone come together for the club’s anniversary dinner dance. The arriving patrons got the opportunity to have their photograph taken with our Guest of Honour, Chris Sutton and our Special Guest, Jay Beatty, who arrived in the afternoon.The Twin Towns CSC extends thanks and appreciation to all who helped and participated in any way. A big thank you goes to their guest of honour, Chris Sutton and special guest, Jay Beatty.Conal Thompson and Samantha PaylleA spokesperson for the group says “a big thank you for our main sponsors who gave their backing through this bank holiday weekend; the 3 events run were a major success over the weekend.“A massive thank you to the committee of the Twin Towns CSC, also the Villa Rose hotel and Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey all the businesses who took out advertising in the programme – last but not least to you the public who supported us and our special guest Jay Beatty and Chris Sutton who made the bank holiday weekend an overwhelming success thanks all from the committee of Twin Towns CSC, see you all at the start of the new season.”Twin Towns Celtic Supporters Club celebrate 20th anniversary was last modified: June 11th, 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:20th anniversaryceltic csclast_img read more

Valley idol

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIn other words, a true Val. McPheever – catch it. Ours has long been known as the Valley of Stars, so it’s only fitting that one of the brightest stars on America’s cultural horizon hails from here. Katherine McPhee, a Sherman Oaks resident and Notre Dame High School alumna, could become America’s next “Idol,” having clinched a spot in the reality show’s final round, which airs next week. Simon Cowell, the notoriously cranky “American Idol” judge, described McPhee’s Wednesday-night performance of “Over the Rainbow” as the “single best performance of the competition to date.” The American public loves her. Those who know her say she’s a phenomenal talent, yet humble and down-to-earth. 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