Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 23rd February


first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 23rd February Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Previous articleBREAKING: Gardai investigating discovery of body in LetterkennyNext articleDrogheda v Finn Harps game called off due to floodlight problem News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 23, 2018 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 23rd February:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Amtrak Vermonter returns October 1


first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation today announced that the Amtrak Vermonter train will return to service this Saturday, October 1, 2011, with a northbound journey from Washington, DC to Saint Albans, VT.  On Sunday, October 2, regular Amtrak service with northbound and southbound trains in full operation will commence.    There will be slow orders on some portions of the rail line which will initially delay the train up to one hour from its regular schedule but the New England Central Railway (NECR) anticipates that these slow order locations will be reduced as rail work crews continue to improve the rail line. ‘The NECR did an amazing job of repairing their rail line in a short amount of time given the extent of the damage to their infrastructure,’ commented Brian Searles, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  ‘I know VTrans staff provided assistance to their recovery efforts and I appreciate the team effort that was involved in getting the Vermonter back in service,’ stated Searles. The State of Vermont was awarded a $52 million ARRA economic stimulus grant for the NECR line and their construction contractors have been working all spring and summer on upgrading the rail line with grant continuously-welded rail (CWR), new ties, rail crossing improvements and other upgrades.  At the time of Irene, the Vermonter rail service had been replaced by chartered motor coaches to facilitate advancing that project ahead of schedule and to maintain on time performance for Amtrak customers. The Vermonter train service was originally scheduled for a return to service on September 19th will be back on track only 12 days later than expected.          While the flood waters of Irene dealt a huge setback to the infrastructure of NECR, there were mixed blessings as the impossibility of north-to-south train traffic allowed the CWR installation crew to increase production, while the strong and freshly-laid rail was able to survive the ravages of the washouts to the north.  Construction and re-construction crews worked 24-7 to restore service, sharing equipment, materials, expertise, and labor in one concentrated effort.  It is a huge compliment to their dedication that service was restored on the New England Central Railway, border-to-border, as of last Tuesday, September 20th.    ‘We appreciate the understanding and patience of the passengers while our route was out of service for the project and then the hurricane repairs,’ stated Charles Hunter, Vice President for Government Affairs for RailAmerica.  ‘All of the 18 train loads of continuous welded rail have been received and the last few miles will be installed during October. Thanks in part to the track outage, the High Speed Rail Project is now about 70% complete and remains on schedule for completion in 2012.  We are very proud of our employees and contractors for maintaining momentum and safety on the project while completing the hurricane repairs in record time,’ continued Hunter. A map with the most recent updates of the Vermont rail system is available at is external).  Note the bright green New England Central Railroad route.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil lost his ‘drive’ and ‘hunger’ after signing new Arsenal deal, says Lee Dixon


first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Mar 2019 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link462Shares Unai Emery dropped Mesut Ozil for the north London derby (Picture: Getty)Dixon applauded Emery for how he has dealt with Ozil since taking over the reins from Arsene Wenger last summer.‘Emery has played it really well. He has inherited a problem that, as the manager, he sees fit to deal with it the way he has done,’ Dixon added.‘The manager has to be in control. Once the control starts to ebb away not only do you get into a fight with the player but you also affect the dressing room.‘There has to be a policing of that dressing room from the manager and from the inside.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If you get one that policies itself, it takes a lot of pressure off the manager, it also sees everyone take accountability and responsibility for each other.‘He has let himself down over this period of time.‘If he was in a dressing room I played in, there would have been a sit-down chat and a talking from inside.’ Advertisement Comment ‘You need Ozil firing as well as the ability of the team to carry him at times when he is not quite functioning.‘There is no doubt that the team needs a player like Ozil playing at his best.‘Even an Ozil not quite at his best because the creativity that seems to be lacking from that midfield area, from the No.10 area, stands out a mile.’center_img Mesut Ozil has struggled since Unai Emery took over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Lee Dixon believes Mesut Ozil became a ‘problem’ after signing a bumper new contract at Arsenal.Ozil, who agreed to a new deal with the Gunners last February, is the club’s top earner on £350,000-a-week but the 30-year-old midfielder has been in and out of Unai Emery’s side this season.The playmaker scored Arsenal’s opening goal in a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth in midweek but was dropped for the north London derby, making only a substitute appearance in a 1-1 draw away to Tottenham.While Dixon acknowledges that Ozil is still capable of providing that much-needed X factor from midfield, he believes the German lost his ‘drive’ and ‘hunger’ after signing a new deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Signing him up on a big deal was seen as a must not to lose him. But the character of the player has to be taken into consideration,’ Dixon told The Sun.‘When you give somebody that amount of money it probably wouldn’t affect some players. But it looks as if it has softened him.‘He doesn’t look driven, he doesn’t look hungry, and when that happens you have a problem. Mesut Ozil lost his ‘drive’ and ‘hunger’ after signing new Arsenal deal, says Lee Dixon Lee Dixon believes Mesut Ozil has become a ‘problem’ for the Gunners (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery reacts to draw against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:44FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to draw against Tottenham is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Turkish footballer Mansur Calar accused of slashing opposition players with razor bladelast_img read more

Solskjaer seeks spirit of PSG as Man Utd prepare to face Man City


first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need to harness the spirit of Paris Saint-Germain and put in a “perfect performance” if they are to overcome Manchester City and reach the League Cup final.United face an uphill battle after losing the first leg of their semi-final against Pep Guardiola’s men 3-1 at Old Trafford.Marcus Rashford’s goal gives United a glimmer of hope heading to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday and Solskjaer said the stunning comeback win against PSG in the Champions League last March can be an inspiration.United were 2-0 down after the first leg and then 3-1 down on aggregate in Paris before storming back to win on away goals.“Well, it looked like it was over at half-time,” he said, referring to the first leg of the City match. “I have to say the second part of that first half, they outplayed us for a while and it’s hard.“But then when we got the goal, of course you’re back in it, we hope for another one.“But now we’ve got to go into the memory bank and think PSG because we’ve done it against good teams before and it gives us some hope, and the game in December (when United won 2-1 against City) of course gives us hope that we can do something there.”Solskjaer confirmed Nemanja Matic is a doubt for the second leg in a press conference that included plenty of transfer talk but no updates. Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes reportedly remains a target for the club, while a number of enquiries have been made as United look at possible attacking options.Alexis Sanchez would have been an option but does not have a recall clause in his loan deal, although Solskjaer expects him to have an Old Trafford future when he returns from Inter Milan at the end of the season.“We’ve got players here we’re working hard to get back as well and if there is something out there, then the club are pursuing that and looking at it,” said the United boss.“Of course it is a difficult window. It always has been. I can’t remember how many good ones we’ve brought in, good deals that we’ve brought in in January. Henrik (Larsson) was good, Nemanja (Vidic) and Patrice (Evra) were two good ones.”When January 2018 signing Sanchez was mentioned, Solskjaer said: “It’s very hard because the clubs don’t want to lose their best players. Alexis will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong.”Solskjaer expects defender Marcos Rojo to stay at Old Trafford despite speculation over a move to former club Estudiantes de la Plata. Ole Gunnar Solskjaercenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Sea Bright Gets Strict With Liquor Licenses


first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |SEA BRIGHT – For the first time, the borough has placed conditions on renewing liquor licenses for restaurants and beach clubs.“Sea Bright, before this year, never has imposed conditions” on licenses that were renewed, Mayor Dina Long said last week. “This is a new thing and, like all new things, is going to take getting used to,” she said.The council recently renewed the liquor licenses of the Driftwood Beach Club and the Edgewood Beach Club, both with the condition that alcoholic beverages would not be sold, served or consumed in the parking lot of the property, stating “the areas of the property are not to be considered as part of the licensed premises.”The license for Rory’s Pub, 1125 Ocean Ave., was renewed by the council with the stipulation that no live or recorded music be played in the courtyard after 10 p.m.At a June 20 meeting, the Borough Council approved renewing the license for Tommy’s Tavern + Tap for 2017-18, but added special conditions regarding public health and safety.The resolution for the renewal cited the restaurant’s application to the town’s Unified Planning Board to add a banquet hall to the second floor of the restaurant and redesign the restaurant’s rear dining room and outside dining and gathering space, an area which has been the source of noise complaints, according to the resolution.During the hearings before the Planning Board, the resolution said, Tommy Bonfiglio, owner of Tommy’s, agreed to conditions that “minimize noise and disturbance to surrounding properties.”To comply with the resolution, Tommy’s will separate the outdoor dining area of the popular restaurant from the rear gathering space that borders the Shrewsbury River. Gates between the gathering space and the dining area will be closed at 10 p.m., and any patrons would be directed to leave the gathering space at 10 p.m.There will be no wait service or serving of food and drinks in the rear gathering space, and no patrons will be served unless seated at a table in a permitted dining area, according to the resolution.During the numerous hearings held by the planning board on Tommy’s application to add the banquet room, which was approved in May, residents of the Nautilus Condominium and their attorney came to the meetings to complain about the noise from the gathering space behind the restaurant. The gathering space is on the other side of a fence that separates the properties.One resident, Janice Pattison, said Tommy’s property line was about 16 feet from her home.When the restaurant opened in the summer of 2015, a bocce court was placed in the gathering area next to the fence separating Tommy’s from the Nautilus. After complaints about noise by Nautilus residents, the court was removed because Bonfiglio had not received permission from the borough to install it.At recent hearings on Tommy’s application to add the banquet room, Nautilus residents opposed the owner’s request to place another bocce court in the same place and the planning board agreed, denying the request. The residents also asked that measures be taken to limit the noise from the gathering space.Bonfiglio could not be reached for comment about the conditions placed on his license renewal. An article in concerning the conditions on the license renewals said Bonfiglio felt he was being singled out and that the conditions in the resolution were already in the planning board approval.This article was first published in the July 6-13, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more



first_imgRichard Baltas3174323%45%$440,624 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SUNDAY RULES SEEKS EIGHTH WIN IN NINE STARTSWhen it comes to axioms, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” readily applies to Sunday Rules, a speed-proficient mare out to win her eighth race from nine starts when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.The five-year-old Tribal Rule mare bred in California by owner Nick Alexander won the restricted Kalookan Queen Stakes last out, going to the front at the start of the 6 ½ furlong test and widening to finish 4 ¼ lengths on top at the wire under Mike Smith, who has ridden her three times, each resulting in victory.“I just leave it up to Mike,” said leading trainer Phil D’Amato when asked if Sunday Rules could harness her speed should the occasion arise. “He gets along with her really well. She’s a much bigger, stronger filly than she was as a two-year-old. She’s more mature.“Mike can sit second if need be, but her speed is so devastating, to utilize that and for her to carry it like she does, that’s what makes her a special filly.”Smith concurs.“You wouldn’t want to change too much,” the Hall of Fame rider said. “You just want to let her get away in good order and be happy wherever she’s comfortable.“She’s so naturally quick, she’s usually up on the lead with a really high cruising speed and doing it well within herself. She’s doing great right now, so whatever she’s doing, we’ll keep doing it, and try not to change too much.”Sunday Rules worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:01.80.Probable for the Santa Monica: Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo; Kiss at Midnight, no rider; Living the Life, Flavien Prat; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez; and Sunday Rules, Mike Smith. Trainers Peter Eurton and Jerry Hollendorfer are each considering either the Santa Monica or the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic in Texas on Jan. 30 for their respective horses, Kyriaki and Tara’s Tango.Ben’s Duchess worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday in 1:00.20 with Talamo aboard. Trainer John Sadler called the drill “perfect.”Tara’s Tango went five furlongs Monday in 1:00.40. NEWCOMER BONNET HAPPY TO REALIZE HIS DREAMChester Bonnet hopes to join a long line of successful Louisiana natives who have gone on to fame and glory in the Sport of Kings: Eddie Delahoussaye, Kent Desormeaux, Craig Perret, Randy Romero and Ray Sibille come readily to mind.“I’ll be riding eight years come April,” said the 29-year-old Bonnet (pronounced bon-NET, with the accent on the last syllable), who hails from a little town called Cankton, about 15 miles from Lafayette.“I had been riding in Louisiana, but my girlfriend, Catherine Williams, is from Lancaster right here in California. She got homesick so we moved back here and now rent a house in Duarte, right near the track.”Long (5-7) and lanky and tacking 116 pounds, Bonnet hails from a family of horsemen, among them his father, Chester Colligan, Sr.“My father didn’t want me to ride,” Chester said. “He got hurt real bad when he was riding, so it had an impact on him. But it’s something I enjoy.“The riding styles here are pretty much the same as what I experienced in Louisiana. The big difference is, you’re going against the best jockeys. They’re world-class riders.“When I was a kid back in Louisiana, I watched races on TV from Santa Anita and always wanted to ride here, so this is a dream come true for me.”Ken Huth is the agent for Bonnet, who has also been riding at Los Alamitos where he has three wins from 19 mounts. Santiago Gonzalez831811722%43%$635,320 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 17) David Lopez521041019%46%$297,298 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Rafael Bejarano701614623%51%$798,650 Doug O’Neill5549117%44%$268,452 FINISH LINES: More honors for Bob Baffert: The conditioner of Triple Crown king American Pharoah was named an Achiever of the Year by Success Magazine. His story can be read on . . . Congrats to trainer Phil D’Amato and jockey Brice Blanc on their $22.20 upset win in Sunday’s Astra Stakes . . . Santa Anita will be dark tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. Mario Gutierrez62812613%42%$406,904 Fernando Perez5654119%36%$248,506 Bob Baffert3374721%55%$430,400 Philip D’Amato3787922%65%$478,710 Martin Garcia3755714%46%$341,824 CALIFORNIANS DOMINATE ECLIPSE AWARDSAmerican Pharoah, Beholder, Nyquist, Songbird, Stellar Wind and Bob Baffert are or were each based full-time at Santa Anita, in addition to Ahmed Zayat, who has a distinct California connection since he is the owner and breeder of American Pharaoh.All were honored with Eclipse Awards at the 45th annual ceremony Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Now, it’s back to business as usual at Santa Anita.“We’re really, really happy, and I’d like to thank all those who voted for her,” said John Sadler, trainer of Stellar Wind for the Hronis brothers, Kosta and Peter.“You really don’t get much time to say all you want when you accept the Eclipse Award, due to time constraints, because it is a long program, but I did want to again thank the voters.“I’m very proud of how we all did at the Eclipse Awards. California dominated.“Stellar Wind has had her break (since the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Oct. 30), she’s back with me here at Santa Anita and looking good. I’ll figure out the exact calendar (for her races), but we’re kind of working backwards from the Breeders’ Cup (Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4), which is our goal this year, obviously.“We’ll be looking more seriously at the later races leading to the Breeders’ Cup, but she should definitely race here this meet if all goes well.”“It was humbling just to be associated with a two-year-old male champion,” said Doug O’Neill, who conditions undefeated Nyquist for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “It was a wonderful experience at Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings Theatre. It’s the perfect venue for an event such as the Eclipse Awards.“It was a beautiful night, a lot of fun and we’re very grateful to be part of Team Nyquist.”Nyquist is scheduled to make his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. From there, if all goes well, it would be on to the Florida Derby, with the ultimate goal the Kentucky Derby on May 7.In a Homer Simpson “Doh!” moment, one voter did not have unbeaten superstar Songbird on his ballot, but, in a foregone conclusion, the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro trained by Jerry Hollendorfer was named champion two-year-old filly.Beholder captured her third Eclipse Award by being voted top Older Dirt Female. The daughter of Henny Hughes trained by Richard Mandella previously won at two and three. Flavien Prat52841215%46%$425,908 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze74511107%35%$304,962 Joseph Talamo5888514%36%$377,028 William Spawr1353038%62%$130,274 Peter Eurton2649415%65%$188,250 SUNDAY RULES ONE TO CATCH IN SANTA MONICACALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ ECLIPSES EXPECTATIONSLOUISIANA NATIVE BONNET FULFILLS AMBITIONS Edwin Maldonado54103719%37%$312,570 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Peter Miller3962215%26%$195,780 Vladimir Cerin941244%78%$111,050last_img read more



first_imgCllr Ciaran BroganCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan is leading a Donegal delegation to New England to continue to develop and building on the strong connections that have been fostered with this region over the last number of years.The delegation includes the Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely, the Donegal Diaspora Project Manager, Aideen Doherty and Michael O’hEanaigh who is also representing the Council during this visit.The delegation also includes representatives from Derry City and Strabane District Council led by Mayor Cllr Ellisha McCallion, as well as representatives from the University of Ulster, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the Institute of Study Abroad and Randox Ltd. “I am delighted to be leading the delegation from Donegal on this visit to New England and to be joining with our neighbours from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area”, said Cllr. Ciaran Brogan.He added “Donegal County Council has a strong track record of collaborative working and we recognise the ongoing value of creating meaningful linkages with key partners and of the importance of working with our partners in Northern Ireland. This delegation is sending out a strong, positive message that the North West region is a proactive, outward looking and innovative region interested in creating and maximising opportunities that will benefit the entire northwest region.”The visit will include meetings with Becker College, Worcester State University, Worcester Chamber of Commerce, UMass Medical School, Boston College Harvard, Drew College, the Boston Irish Business Association, Framingham State University, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals as well as with the new Consulate General Fionnuala Quinlan, the former Senate President Therese Murray and Mayor Sefatia Romeo and CEO Jim Destino of Gloucester.The key focus of the week will also include the Golden Bridges Conference which will take place on the 21st and 22nd October. This is the seventh annual Golden Bridges Conference which highlights community, business, education, arts and culture in northwest Ireland with their peers in Boston and an important part of the conference is the Golden Bridges Gala Luncheon where those forging transatlantic links are honoured. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council explains “Donegal has many longstanding global connections and the Council has been to the fore in fostering strong relationships through a range of unique and innovative initiatives including the Donegal Diaspora project. This visit to New England will help us to continue to build on the good work already done in a range of areas including economic development, inward investment, tourism development, education, student exchanges, sport, culture and the creative economy”.COUNCIL PLANNING ON BUILDING BRIDGES …….IN NEW ENGLAND! was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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)last_img read more