The conquest of normality

first_imgThe significance of the current situation represents an unprecedented challenge for the world. Football attends the moment with uncertainty, Threatened like all activities by the collective instability and economic fragility that the pandemic will leave. While debating between different return alternatives, without a clear way out yet, the need to know what tomorrow will be like and what role it can play in social reconstruction emerges.No one knows how or when football will return as we all know it, with crowds crowding stadiums, but there seems to be a common consensus on its restorative qualities. “The day a game is played with people in the stadiums the message will be ‘we are back.’ The recovery of football will bring us a sense of normality, as now its absence places us in an exceptional situation “, explains Jorge Valdano. The Argentine writer Eduardo Sacheri, whose literary production is infused with football references (‘Waiting for Tito and other football stories ‘,’ The life we ​​think ‘…), also anticipates its primary function: “Like many other cultural tools, soccer transports what human beings deposit in it. It carries with it those possibilities of translating into a simple, democratic and playful activity the emotions and thoughts that for each human being are more difficult to manage within. When he returns he will have his necessary and desirable place in the resumption of our sociocultural practices. “ Manuel Vilas, finalist of the Planeta Prize 2019 for his novel ‘Alegría’ expresses himself under this same criterion. “Soccer is going to be decisive because it is going to re-socialize people and, now that we are distancing ourselves, it will make us lose our fear of others. It is synonymous with freedom and a desire to be with others. It will be a fearless feeling again, “ consider the Aragonese author. “It will be one of the great conquests of normality, it will articulate coexistence and will raise awareness that the crisis has been overcome “, Luis García Montero, poet, essayist and, since July 2018, director of the Instituto Cervantes, who shares his football enthusiasm between Real Madrid and Granada, subscribes. From another perspective, Luis Landero, an Extremaduran novelist and another well-known Madrid fan, highlights the recreational aspect of football: “There is no need to ask for political, social values ​​… It is a fantasy that we attend with always childish eyes. There is something innocent in every fan, and that innocence is not and should not be at the service of anything, it is pure playful pleasure. ” “His return will be therapeutic and will provide us with a much-needed distraction.” Ratifies Franklin Foer, journalist for the American media The Atlantic and author of the book “The world on a ball: globalization through football”, published in 2004. “The coronavirus has exposed all the errors of neoliberalism. The defense of the public and the authority of the state seem fundamental to me. Unfortunately I think that the human being has little arrangement, although I do think that the economic contraction will affect the players, teams and televisions, “reflects García Montero. Aware of the peculiarities of the market, Valdano’s forecasts point to the same trend.” The situation will make the industry more cautious due to financial stress. Few have cash and without cash you are nobody. I have a feeling that Neymar’s 222 million is going to be a record for many years, “ the former Argentine soccer player predicts.The harshness of the health crisis and the economic consequences that follow from it put football at a crossroads. When you raise the blind, you will be affected by the restlessness and precariousness that traps the world. The dilemma raises a question to which some light can be added, but which only time will eventually clear up. Will football continue to occupy a notable position in the order of human priorities? “Soccer will be decisive because it will re-socialize people” “It will raise awareness that the crisis has been overcome”center_img Luis García Montero Economic depressionIn his famous work, as the title indicates, Foer describes the globalization process from the expansion of soccer. Different thinkers and economists presage a crisis of the neoliberal model, but the American writer does not see that this possible reality is transferred to football. “It will never self-regulate to reduce grotesque wages and redistribute profits among clubs. If governments wanted to tame the soccer economy, corruption, which is the master narrative of our times, should be investigated,” he says from a pessimistic position. “It will not reform to become something more pure,” he predicts. The same hopeless tone is used by Landero: Hopefully a little bit of freedom from money will be released and there will be green shoots of romanticism, or at least common sense or decorum. But I’m afraid that, bad as well, everything will remain more or less the same. “There are those who offer the reason for this discouragement.” The fan approaches the game with the dose of ingenuity and candor typical of children in the face of what they marvel at. . And with the same lack of critical sense of children. That is why professional football can afford the doses of irregularities, improvisations and embezzlement with which it moves, “says Sacheri. Manuel Vilaslast_img read more

What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Here are a few suggestions:ROTATING HOSTSThis idea has been thrown around for years but never taken seriously by the IOC.At the very least, the Winter Games should move toward this concept as soon as possible given its more limited appeal and having fewer cities capable of even hosting the snow and ice events (maybe even fewer in the years to come, given the potentially devastating impact of climate change).Previous hosts such as Salt Lake City, Calgary, Japan (with Sapporo and Nagano sharing the load) and Norway (a similar arrangement between Oslo and Lillehammer) would be obvious candidates to serve on a rotating basis, since they have all the necessary facilities in place. Winter sports-loving countries such as Germany, Switzerland and Austria might be willing to get on board, too, if they could be assured costs wouldn’t spiral out of control.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The madness continues in Tokyo. A new aquatics center costing some $250 million is under construction, even though the city already has a modern natatorium that will be used only for water polo. While an argument can be made that the existing facility (seating around 3,600) wasn’t big enough for Olympic swimming, there’s no explanation for why the organizers didn’t just install a temporary pool in one of the numerous indoor areas around the Tokyo metropolitan area. For instance, the 17,000-seat Yokohama Arena (less than 20 miles from downtown Tokyo) was passed over as a venue.“On paper, Tokyo looked like a very solid bid,” Conrad said. “I cannot believe the costs.”The IOC needs to follow through on what it preaches, which means nixing potential white elephants and saying no to individual sports federation that insist on the most elaborate venues for their athletes.SHARING THE BURDENWhy does a single city essentially have to host an entire Olympics?The size of the games is simply too much for one locale to bear, so the IOC should consider awarding them to entire countries — maybe even several neighboring countries (much like soccer’s World Cup). That way, the plethora of sports could be divvied up to existing venues.For that matter, there’s no reason why the games couldn’t be spread around the world every four years. It happened in 1956, when strict quarantine laws prevented the equestrian competition from being held in Australia, so it was shifted to Sweden (five months before the Melbourne Games, in fact).Rio de Janeiro undoubtedly would have welcomed such an accommodation in 2016, when it was required to build a costly new golf course that would have more use these days as a cow pasture. Imagine how much more sense it would’ve made to stage golf in, say, St. Andrews rather than a country where it has little appeal.Better get to it, IOC.Otherwise, there won’t be anyone left to host your little party. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games — just days after it was approved as a candidate city by the International Olympic Committee — there is an ever-increasing chance that no one will be left to hear its name called by the time the final decision is made next year.The only other cities interested in hosting are Calgary, Canada, and the combined Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. But Calgary’s proposal faces a crucial referendum next month — and polls suggest it hardly has overwhelming support — while Italy’s plans are marred by a lack of government backing and the memory of Rome pulling out of the race for both the 2020 and 2024 Summer Games .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 ChrissAs if cities needed any further reminder of what a boondoggle the Olympics is: Pyeongchang is already pondering whether to raze some of the venues it built for this year’s Winter Games because there’s simply no use for them, while Tokyo is set to spend a staggering $25 billion on the next Summer Games — and maybe even more.“They’ve got to rethink the whole model,” said Mark Conrad, who runs the sports business program at Fordham University. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil On the Summer Olympics side, Sydney (perhaps co-hosting with Melbourne), Seoul, Los Angeles, London and Beijing all have the potential to become permanent rotating sites. It also would be a fitting gesture to include Athens, the birthplace of the modern Olympics, but the IOC would need to cough up a few billion dollars so the Greeks could fix up all the decaying, abandoned facilities left over from the financial debacle that was the 2004 Games.“There was more resistance to this when everyone wanted to host,” said Matthew Robinson, a professor of business administration at the University of Delaware who has worked with the IOC. “Now, I think you’re going to see more of an open mind to the rotating idea.”FEWER SPORTSThis is an area where the IOC has shown a complete unwillingness to make significant reforms, despite repeated calls to limit the enormous size of the games.Instead of scaling back for the Tokyo Games, the IOC approved not one, not two, but SIX new sports : baseball, softball, sport climbing, karate, skateboarding and surfing. Not to mention, new disciplines were added for sports such as basketball (a three-on-three competition) and swimming (which will have a mixed relay for the first time). There’s even talk of video gaming being added for the 2024 Paris Games, to appeal to a more youthful audience.Stop the madness.The IOC should dump any sport that can’t guarantee the participation of its best athletes (farewell, baseball), along with all those that have limited global and spectator appeal (we’re looking at you, team handball, water polo and modern pentathlon). In addition, there needs to a serious culling in the number of events, even in more popular sports such as track and field (seriously, do we need race walking?) and swimming (a staggering 37 gold medals will be doled out in Tokyo).IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WON’T COMEAnother area where the IOC talks a good game but rarely follows through.While insisting that cities should only build facilities they can use after the games, Pyeongchang was allowed to spend more than $100 million on a temporary 35,000-seat stadium solely for the opening and closing ceremonies. Making that decision even more ludicrous: there was an existing 22,000-seat soccer stadium in the Gangneung Olympic Park that wasn’t even used during the games! Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption FILE – This Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, shows a general aerial view of the dismantled stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with the Olympic cauldron, right, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is already considering razing some of the venues it built for this year’s Winter Games because there’s simply no use for them, while Tokyo is reportedly set to spend a staggering $25 billion on the next Summer Games. (Yang Ji-woong/Yonhap via AP, File)What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it?That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Digicel still eyeing construction of special needs school in Linden

first_imgDigicel is expected to forge ahead with the construction of a special needs school in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) – a move which had been halted by officials in the community due to issues with its location two years ago.In 2014, the sod was turned by then Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon, former Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairman Orrin Gordon and Digicel representatives for the construction of the special needs school which never came into fruition. However, representatives of the telecommunications giant recently revealed that the company is still interested in once again venturing into the initiative.Speaking during the launch of the annual Linden Town Week (LTW) event on Sunday, the company’s representative Sherwin Osborne said Digicel is still dedicated to making the idea of the special needs school in the community a reality. He said that though the project, which had been initiated two years ago, saw some hiccups in its initial stage; it may soon come be on stream once again. Additionally, he pointed out that the company has had talks with the Government with the hope of making the special needs school a realisation. This was also reassured by Digicel’s Public Relations Officer Vidya Sanchara on Wednesday, who noted that though it’s a “touchy” subject, the company will nevertheless like to pursue it.Since there were issues with constructing the school at a site, which had been selected at Mackenzie, the company had been forced to abandon the idea, and Sanchara said funding was therefore directed elsewhere. She said provided that all goes well this time around, including the siting of a suitable location, Linden may benefit from such an initiative.last_img read more

Rep. Adolph Lawrence, Another CDC Ranking Defector, Dies

first_imgRep. Adolph Akwe Lawrence was a geologist, 50 years old and former member of the CDC, but became an independent in 2018.The founding Chairman of the Committee on Hydro Carbon of the House of Representatives, geologist and Rep. Adolph Akwe Lawrence, age 50, is dead.Rep. Lawrence formerly served the Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy & Environment before the founding of Hydro Carbon, were he served as its first Chairman, up to his death. He also served the Investment and Concessions and Youth and Sports and the Contracts and Monopolies committees.Montserrado County District #15 Rep. Lawrence died early Monday morning near the Tower Hill Community, Robertsfield Highway in a tragic motor accident, following the celebration of his 50th birthday in Buchanan on the night of Sunday, March 24 at the home of his wife, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence.The vehicle conveying the representative also had on board Carlos Tingban Edison, Chairman of the UL-based Students’ Unification Party (SUP); as well as Gwendolyn Dabah Wilson, a recent graduate of the University. Ms. Wilson died, while Edison survived, severely wounded.He was the second ranking defector of CDC, and member of the 54th Legislature. The first ranking defector, Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, February 10,  2019, four days after her 52nd birthday.In 2011, the Montserrado County lawmaker was elected as Representative, and in 2017, he was reelected on the ticket of the Congress of Democratic Change (CDC) of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC), but defected early in 2018. His wife, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, was in 2018 named the political leader of the opposition Liberty Party, succeeding three-time presidential contender, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine.Rep. Lawrence was one of the proponents of the 2013 Nationwide Oil Consultation tour, which was intended for the passage of the New Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Laws.Prior to his election at the House of Representatives, Rep. Lawrence served as Vice President for Operations (VPO) at the Liberia Football Association (LFA), 2006 – 2010, and he also served as Education Officer in the Catholic Secretariat.Last CommunicationThe former Montserrado County District #15 Representative tendered his last communication, on March 19, imploring the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives to summon Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Police Inspector General Patrick Sudue and the Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to appear before the full Plenary on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.The three officials from the executive branch are expected to appear in Today’s (Tuesday, March 26, 2019) session to provide detailed report over the mysterious deaths of Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Deputy Director for Micro-finance Department, Matthew Innis; former LPRC boss, Harry Greaves and Cllr. Michael Allison.The House’s Plenary reached the decision on Thursday, March 21, 2019 during the 21st day sitting of the 2nd Session of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature following pressure from the late Rep. Lawrence, after his communication was snubbed for more than three weeks before it was finally placed on the House’s agenda.Independent Legislative CaucusRep. Lawrence was also one of the aggrieved members of the House of Representatives and a founding member of the Independent Legislative Caucus.The Independent Legislative Caucus  aims at restoring independence, sanity and credibility to the House of Representatives as well as  to resurrect the Legislature from its current state of a partisanship Legislature.Lawrence and other members of the Independent Legislative Caucus, including Reps. Jay Nagbe Sloh (Sinoe County Dist. #2) and Yekeh Kolubah (Montserrado Dist. #10, Independent), had criticized Speaker Chambers, citing ‘poor leadership’ arguing that the Speaker has made the House of Representatives to appear “weak and inconsistent.”The late Montserrado County District #15 Representative Adolph Lawrence was twice thrown out of Tuesday’s session on the orders of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers over what the Speaker called his “continuous disturbances to stall the business of the session. Sinoe County District #2 Representative J. Nagbe Sloh and Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah, in defense of Rep. Lawrence, argued that the Speaker and his majority bloc are “ostracizing and denying” them their benefits and participation in debates during sessions.The trio (Reps. Kolubah, Sloh, and Lawrence) had also revealed that they had in their possession documents showing that some lawmakers, with the consent of the Speaker, have over the months received, and personally disposed of a “huge quantity” of duty-free gasoline that was intended for the entire body. Rules, Order & Administration Chairperson, Rep. Mariamu Fofana was also linked.Following their revelation, a letter from Rep. Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood was read in session, during the House’s 3rd day sitting, on Thursday, January 17. In her letter, she called for the three representatives to be investigated for attempting to tarnish the good name of the Speaker.  They were subject to a probe by the House’s Rules and Procedures, that was to report to the body within a week.Bong County District #3 Representative J. Marvin Cole, then acting as chairman of the Rules, Order, and Administration Committee, was expected to investigate the trio (Reps. Kolubah, Sloh, and Lawrence). According to reports, the investigation was never held.In another episode, at the House of Representatives, earlier this month, Rep. Lawrence referred to the Plenary’s adopted agenda as “trash”, prompting Speaker Chambers to order the Sergeant-at-arms, Brigadier General Martin Johnson, to escort the Montserrado County lawmaker out of session for what he (Speaker Chambers) termed as his disturbance and unruly behavior.SUPIST and CatholicThe Rep. Adolph Lawrence stood as a ‘Veteran SUPIST’  during the tribute paid by the Student Unification Party (SUP) at the special requiem for the late Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif held at the Rotunda of the Capitol Building on Thursday, March 14.He nodded, smiled and responded to ‘Amandla’ as other SUPISTs, when SUP in its tribute , upbraided the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) for mourning fallen Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif after calling her a ‘betrayer.’In its tribute at the crowded  service, SUP Chairman Carlos T. Edison said the fallen Senator was bashed and chased out of the CDC and labeled as “traitor and betrayer’ in 2011; and then the CDC, was again tactically planning to obviously unseat her in the pending 2020 Senatorial Elections the SUP Chairman noted.Also, like the fallen Senator Doe-Sherif, the late Rep. Lawrence was a Catholic.Meanwhile, President George Manneh Weah, on his facebook page, expressed his condolences to the Lawrence and Karnga families, as well as the 54th Legislature, for the death of Rep. Adolph Lawrence.This morning, Our Nation woke up to the shocking and sad news of the death of Honorable Adolph Lawrence, Representative of District 15, Montserrado County. According to reports, Honorable Lawrence’s death came as a result of a tragic motor accident resulting into two fatalities—Hon. Lawrence and another lady; with few others being seriously injured. The incident took place early this morning while on his way home from celebrating his birthday.“On behalf of the Government and in my own name, I wish to extend heartfelt sympathy to the Lawrence and Karnga families, the National legislature, most especially the House of Representatives, and the entire [Montserrado] District 15 constituency. Profound condolences also go out to the family of the lady who lost her life; and prayers for those that were seriously injured as a result of this catastrophe,” the President’s message read.He urged Liberians to keep the bereaved families and all those affected by the tragedy in prayers as they go through this moment of deep sorrow.“The last few months have been very tough and challenging for our Nation,” the President continued, “with the passing of two members of our National legislature and a member from our Executive branch of Government. As we mourn these losses, Let us use these testing times as a tool for solidarity, national healing and seek God’s protection and guidance upon our leaders and Nation; as we work collectively towards Nation building and a prosperous Liberia for all.“Honorable Lawrence, until we meet again, may your soul, and the souls of all faithful departed rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on you. Your service to our Nation, most especially the people of District 15, will forever be cherished.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fireworks ordinance fine-tuned

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE — Palmdale is in the process of tightening and clarifying its fireworks ordinance, raising fines for improper use of legal fireworks and making it clear that those who “aid and abet” illegal or improper fireworks displays also can be held accountable. Fines for improper use of “safe and sane” fireworks are being raised to $500 for a first offense, $1,000 for a second and $2,500 for a third. Previously, penalties were $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second and $500 for a third. Such violations in the “very high fire hazard severity zone,” covering Palmdale south and west of the California Aqueduct, will carry the same penalties as discharging illegal fireworks – $2,500 for the first violation, $5,000 for the second and $10,000 for the third. “It’s going to be $2,500 for the first offense — it’s not going to be a stern talking to,” said Councilman Steve Hofbauer. Palmdale allows only “safe and sane” fireworks to be set off and limits the discharges from noon June 28 until noon July 5. The exception is the “very high fire hazard severity zone,” which includes the Ana Verde development, where no fireworks are allowed to be discharged. The changes to the ordinance also are intended to make it clear that those who “aid and abet” the fireworks violations, including spectators, are as guilty or responsible as the person who actually committed the violation. Palmdale officials said the city spent more than $14,000 on overtime July 4 for deputies looking out for people shooting skyrockets and other illegal fireworks or improperly discharging “safe and sane” devices. They cited 76 people for misdemeanor fireworks possession and related offenses. Since then, the city has changed the way it will pursue such violations. This holiday, the city will have an administrative fine process rather than sending such matters to the court system. The city manager will appoint a hearing officer or officers to hear the contested citations and issue a decision. The decision of the hearing officer is final unless appealed to the Superior Court. — Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743james.skeen@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Severe thunderstorm watch continues for North Peace and Fort Nelson, upgraded to warning in South Peace

first_imgB.C. North Peace River10:04 AM PDT Thursday 25 July 2013Severe thunderstorm watch for B.C. North Peace River continuedSevere thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.- Advertisement -Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The potential exists for some of these thunderstorms to become severe. The main threat from these thunderstorms will be large hail and heavy downpours.  B.C. South Peace River2:53 PM PDT Thursday 25 July 2013Severe thunderstorm warning for B.C. South Peace River issuedAdvertisement At 2:50PM PDT, meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm located 15 km southwest of Chetwynd moving towards the town at 25 km/hr. The storm is capable of producing large hail, strong wind gusts and heavy downpours.Take cover, if threatening weather approaches.Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates.Updated or ended by 4:00 PM PDT.last_img read more

Navy seeks homes for the holiday

first_imgPOINT MUGU – Invite a sailor to Christmas dinner, buy a Marine’s child a toy or donate a holiday meal to a soldier’s family. These are just some of the ways to help military servicemen and -women and their families this holiday season. “The holidays can be a lonely time,” said Teri Reid, a spokeswoman at Naval Base Ventura County. “We have fellows here who are in training class from all over the U.S. and they don’t know anybody. “We have families (whose loved ones) are deployed overseas, in some cases for a second consecutive year. Every time they get a surprise, every time the community helps, it lifts their spirits.” Other options include the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, 805-982-4345, or donating food to Food Share at 4156 Southbank Road, in Oxnard. You must indicate that you want the donation to go to military families. For other ways you can support the troops, visit www.americasupportsyou.mil.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFortunately, Reid said the Point Mugu base gets flooded with calls this time of year with generous people wanting to offer support. For those interested in inviting a sailor to your home for Christmas dinner, you can call Chief Arnold Alonzo at the Naval Construction Training Center at 805-982-4355 or Chief John MacCallum at 805-982-6428. You can also donate to Operation Seabee Christmas, a private, nonprofit organization that collects items and money for holiday packages to deployed family members overseas. If you are interested in making contributions to Operation Seabee Christmas, you can send a check to P.O. Box 2129, Port Hueneme, Calif. 93041. For more information, visit www.seabeechristmas.org. Spread holiday cheer to local military families by donating toys and gift certificates to the Fleet and Family Support Centers at NBVC Point Mugu and Port Hueneme, 805-982-3159. last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL PUB AVAILABLE TO LET

first_imgBUSINESS: A Donegal public house is now available to let – and the owners are looking for an experienced individual or team, that have experience in this industry to take the premises over.Tir Chonaill House, Raphoe located at the beginning of the busy town. The current owner is hoping to find someone with the right mix of experience, and passion for the pub trade to take the bar over, and is offering favourable terms to that person who meets those qualifications.Anyone interesting in letting this premises contact mick34567@gmail.comJOB VACANCY: DONEGAL PUB AVAILABLE TO LET was last modified: April 1st, 2016 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:BusinessnewspremisespropertyPublic HouseTir Chonaill Houselast_img read more

Driver critical after plowing into MTA bus in Van Nuys

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant ”`You have to wake up before you leave the house,” Henry said. ”Drink some coffee, or if you feel drowsy, pull over.” Four passengers on the bus complained of minor injuries but none were taken to local hospitals, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. VAN NUYS –A 24-year-old man who might have fallen asleep at the wheel was in critical condition this morning after his sport-utility vehicle plowed head-on into an MTA bus, authorities said. The man, who was not identified from police, broke his left arm and left leg and suffered facial fractures and a bruised brain in the 5:45 a.m. crash in the 14300 block of Vanowen Street, LAPD Officer Daniel Henry said. He was being treated at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. The MTA bus was traveling east at Vanowen at about 25 mph when the bus driver noticed the man’s vehicle heading west, drifting over the double-yellow line, Henry said. The bus driver tried to slow down, and the bus was traveling at about 10 mph when the vehicles collided head-on. Police believe the driver of the SUV likely fell asleep while driving. last_img

COURT-CASE INTO IRELAND’S WORST ROAD CRASH COULD TAKE THREE WEEKS COURT TOLD

first_imgA court case into the deaths of eight people in Ireland’s worst ever car accident could take up to three weeks, a court heard today.The only survivor of the crash in Co Donegal was due to appear at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Shaun Kelly, 24, is charged with causing the deaths of the people through dangerous driving after the crash in July 2010. However barrister for Mr Kelly, Peter Nolan, said they were not ready to go ahead with the caseHe said he needed two further reports – one from an engineer and another from a metallurgist“This is a serious case and we can’t leave any stone unturned,” he said.He also sought to have the cars involved in the horrific road smash to be examined in greater detail.In another application he said he was also seeking to have pieces of the cars removed for examination.Mr Nolan said that a number of issues had arisen which needed to be addressed.He added that he would not be holding up the trial if he did not think the new information was vital.Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana has already appeared in court on a number of occasions. He faces a charge of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men, at Meenaduff between Clonmany and Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula, on July 11th, 2010.The men who died in the two- vehicle crash were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21), Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciarán Sweeney (19), Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), Meenaduff, Clonmany; Eamon McDaid (22), Ballymagan, Buncrana, and Damien McLaughlin (21), Umricam, Buncrana.The case is expected to begin at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in January.COURT-CASE INTO IRELAND’S WORST ROAD CRASH COULD TAKE THREE WEEKS COURT TOLD was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court casecrasheight deadengineersPeter NolanShaun Kellylast_img read more