Standout St Jago athlete Joanne Reid says she harbours no fears of her Class Three rivals, with the 400m star confident about unleashing fast times at next week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, at the National Stadium. Though mindful of her challengers, Reid, who recently eclipsed the meet record at the G.C. Foster Classics, is ready to run fast and take that form into Champs. The athlete set a new mark of 54:49 seconds at the National Stadium. “I know I can win my class, no fears,” she declared ahead of Champs. “I didn’t (go there) to break any records. I just followed my coach’s instructions, and it came out a great win, so I am very happy,” she said of her run at the G.C. Foster Classic. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED Reid lowered the previous mark (54.99) set in 2016 by Sanique Walker of Vere Technical. Heading into the highly anticipated March 28-April 1 championships, Reid was clear that she could put down a much better time than she has done so far this season. She also underlined that she is more experienced this year, something she expects will push her to her objectives. “I can’t really say how [much] faster I can get, but I think I can go much faster. I have some very competitive girls going against; they will push me, and so I will run faster,” she said. “This year, I am much more experienced, so I understand the race and that I can go much faster.” Athletes who could give Reid – who many consider favourite for gold – a challenge include; Selisa Palmer and Dorian Nelson of Edwin Allen High and Excelsior High respectively. They finished second and third last year when Reid easily won the title in 55.63 seconds. Meanwhile, Janeille Josephs of St Andrew High and Daniella Deer of Holmwood Technical, could also pose a challenge to the lanky St Jago athlete. The 16-year-old Class Three 400m record (52.52) set in 2001 is held by former Holmwood Technical star Anneisha McLaughin. “There are a lot of things to touch up on, but you can expect better from me at Champs,” Reid promised.
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2 His legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work but he said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”.Rooney, who rejoined boyhood club Everton after 13 trophy-laden years at Manchester United in July, tweeted an apology to his 16.4 million followers.“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” Rooney said in a statement.“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”ADVERTISEMENT He was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1 and later arrested and bailed.Stockport Magistrates’ Court was told a breathalyser test showed Rooney’s alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.Rooney, 31, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Everton’s English striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magsitrates court in Stockport, north-west England on September 18, 2017.Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, appeared at court after being arrested by on September 1, and consequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFFormer England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drunk-driving.The Everton striker apologised for an “unforgivable lack of judgement” following his sentencing by a court in northern England for being nearly three times over the drink-drive limit while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Charity workEarlier, Rooney entered court in a dark blue suit and black tie and sat in the public gallery next to his agent Paul Stretford.When asked how he pleaded to the charge that he drove under the influence of alcohol while over the prescribed limit, he replied guilty.Michael Rainford, defending, said Rooney accepted the facts of the prosecution case in full and highlighted his charity work.“He is not somebody who pays lip service to the charities as so many often do,” he said. “This is somebody who is actually hands-on with the work he carries out. It is something that is very close to his heart.”Following the hearing, the footballer left court with his lawyers again followed by a media scrum of TV cameras, press photographers and reporters.His entourage fought their way through the throng to a waiting people-carrier with tinted windows and Rooney was driven away.Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with internally, adding that he was “disappointed” by the drink-driving charge.Rooney has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child.He was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for Everton. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rooney, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer, made a successful start to his second Everton spell following his return, scoring on his first two Premier League appearances.His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career.Rooney first burst onto the scene aged just 16 at Everton and went on to score 17 goals in 77 appearances for the “Toffees” before moving to Manchester United, where he won multiple trophies, including the Champions League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments
MOST READ The 20-year-old hitter reportedly got hurt after attempting a block early in the third set of the Falcons’ straight-sets victory over the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.She was reportedly rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn her post-game interview, Adamson coach Airess Padda told reporters Galanza “could be done for the season.”“I was trying to replay in my head what happened, I didn’t even see her go down, I didn’t see if she tripped over her own feet or she tripped on somebody else’s but her ankle was completely separated,” Padda said in a report on sports.abs-cbn.com. How to help the Taal evacuees “So there’s definitely a bone, a major, a fracture, I think it’s broken,” she added.Padda hopes Galanza will be healthy enough to play in her final UAAP season, but the American coach admits she is unsure if her prized player will recover in time considering the severity of her injury.“I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t know. God I hope [she can play], but an injury like that, I’m not sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody FILE PHOTO – Adamson head coach Airess Padda during the Lady Falcons’ game against the National University Lady Bulldogs. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson booked a trip to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference but the Lady Falcons would most likely be without their star spiker Jema Galanza the rest of the way.Galanza on Monday twisted her right ankle, a brutal injury that could also force her to miss the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament next year.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Trump revels in latest war of words with professional sports
…“we can’t support this Budget, not in current form”Government came in for harsh criticism from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over what he described as the “visionless and disappointing” National Budget presented in the National Assembly on Monday.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo speaking with the media on Monday evening. Also in photo are PPP Members of Parliament Irfaan Ali, Juan Edghill and the party’s Chief Whip, Gail TeixeiraJagdeo said that the $300.7 billion budget presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan was one that was filled with repetition and disappointment, adding that they could not support such a budget in its current state. He said that the Finance Minister’s presentation was one that was incoherent and seemed as though it was written by different persons and then hastily combined for presentation on Monday. According to the Opposition Leader, the Budget fell far short of fulfilling objectives that are important to enhancing the welfare, well-being and future of the Guyanese people.“We had the Minister of Finance going on several times talking about the same Green State Development Strategy and coming back repeatedly to promises of the future in oil and gas; almost exact meaning, the essence of what he spoke together. His presentation was incoherent, disappointing, replete with repetition…replete with repetition and contradictions, incoherent and loaded with platitudes, including comments about possible undertakings that would not be realised within the next fiscal year,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader, who recently tabled a motion of no-confidence against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration, said with that looming over their heads he thought that the Government would have given ear to the issues identified and tried to alleviate them.“This was not a budget, it was sterile and full of platitudes hoping that they can deceive the people of this country by talking for a very long period and repeating words…the timeline for the implementation of this budget goes way into the next five years from now and some of them may never happen. Take for example the road, we have heard a lot of nonsense again about this road from Linden to Lethem, but most of it is filled with studies,” he identified.Jagdeo, a former Finance Minister himself, said that Minister Jordan used his budget presentation to confirm that the economy performed badly in 2018, identifying the – 1.8 per cent growth in the fisheries industry, 0.2 per cent growth in rice, 0.9 per cent in forestry and – 2.3 per cent in the extractive industry.“You would have noticed that the Minister at midyear had revised the target upwards to 3.7 per cent after they achieved 3.4 per cent in mid-year. The final outcome was 3.4 per cent and we are not sure that will be, given the history that this Minister how often he has misled the House when he presents the figures in November in his budget and then in January when the figures drastically change for the worse,” Jagdeo sought to remind.“He (Jordan) confirmed the economy performed badly. The Minister confirmed, and it was a shocking departure from the picture he painted last year when he presented his budget for 2018. He said that we are going to see a surplus on the balance of payment (BOP) and what happened was that we had a deterioration in the overall deficit of the BoP from $69 million projected last year to $187 million now. The current account from – $297 million, it’s now – $463 million and that is the outcome under current account of the balance of payment,” he added.Increase in tax collectionThe former President also predicted that the exchange rate would be under immense pressure. He explained that the net domestic credit to mining and manufacturing practically collapsed which ultimately means that people in those sectors are not borrowing. This, he attributed, to the high taxation.“The biggest story is how tone deaf this Government is. We heard the Government read out a series of measures at the end of his (Jordan) speech and he said these are the measures that will improve welfare. I doubt it. These are the measures that will enhance growth,” he said.The Opposition Leader said the most worrisome thing about Budget 2019 was the projected increase in tax collection, which would be a further burden imposed on the people.“Budget 2019 proposes a $31 billion increase in tax collection per annum, compared to 2018. This will represent an $88 billion increase in tax collection per annum, based on the 2014 levels. This increase in tax collection comes, even as, there have been no moves to cut down on extravagant and wasteful spending on things that do not bring benefit to our people. All considered, it is unclear who this massive Budget is helping. Is it helping our miners? Is it helping our farmers? Is it helping our pensioners? Is it helping our public service employees? Is it helping our productive sectors? Is it helping those in the retail trade? The answer in each of these cases, and in others, is no,” he noted.Jagdeo said that Guyana’s national debt continued to climb because of the squandering of the Government. When asked to provide two good points from Budget 2019, the Opposition Leader said that he was baffled as to what to say and eventually commended Minister Jordan’s attire and speculated that he may be a “closeted hater” of the Government hoping to pass this budget.
College basketball’s most storied program, back in a place it once considered home. Somehow, it feels right. And that’s good, because otherwise the feel-good stories are gone. Mid-major George Mason finally went pumpkin, falling 73-58 to Florida in the night’s first semifinal. And now LSU, which has withstood the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, is done. “As happy as I am about winning, if we were to lose to anyone, I’d have wanted it to be LSU with everything the state has gone through,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. Howland, with his hyperactive substitutions and focus on details and defense and control, is no doubt headed for a big pay raise. And UCLA is headed for the national championship game. In the Bruins’ 12 previous trips to the final, they are 11-1. From the very start Saturday, UCLA looked the team ready to play. The Bruins were the team playing their game, clamping down defensively, disrupting the Tigers, making them look uncomfortable, confused, foreign. Defense is something UCLA has learned to count on, particularly in this tournament run, but the offense had not looked this smooth, this explosive throughout the postseason. The Bruins made eight of their first 11 shots, connected from the line and actually made a concerted effort to run. They pushed the ball like they haven’t in weeks. UCLA led by 12 barely eight minutes into the game. LSU was stunned, and never to recover. “I never saw this coming,” LSU’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis said. “They came out and punched us and we never recovered from it. “We were kind of shocked.” UCLA opened with Luc Mbah a Moute on Davis. Davis must have thought he looked like a pre-game snack. At 310, he had almost 90 pounds on Mbah a Moute. Yet it was the active freshman from Cameroon who was the most effective player on the floor all night. He led all scorers with 17 points, and all rebounders with nine. “My back hurts right now,” Mbah a Moute said. The Bruins pushed their lead to 16 points, saw four of their starters pick up two fouls and head to the bench in the final four minutes of the first half and used their reserves to take a 39-24 lead. The depth UCLA developed during a season of injuries was paying off. The Tigers wore down and had nothing much left to give. “That’s the best defense we’ve played all year,” Howland said. “We had things going right for us, too. We weren’t guarding them at the foul line.” LSU made only 13 of 28 free throws. It shot only 32 percent from the field. Davis, doubled by another UCLA big man every time he touched the ball, needed a couple of late baskets to finish 5 of 17 from the field before fouling out. LSU, known for turning up the defensive heat in the second half, saw Farmar spark the Bruins to an 11-3 run and it was game over. The Tigers looked beaten. They hung heads, put hands on hips, and coach John Brady seldom rose from the bench. There was no big run to come, no charge to make it close. UCLA led by as many as 24 points, made it look just too easy. “They were able to put us back on our heels early and we never could recover from it,” Brady said. The Bruins’ victory was so complete and came so early, it made for a dull second half. Play grew sloppy, the crowd got strangely quiet and started to leave the RCA Dome with more than 10 minutes left. The Tigers were left impotent, just another team that couldn’t find its game against a UCLA defense. Call it ugly, call it an odd style for a traditional UCLA team to play, but the Bruins are going back to the NCAA championship game. “I’m really living in the moment right now,” said UCLA senior Cedric Bozeman. “I’m trying to soak everything up.” Now there is more to absorb, a championship game to be played. UCLA needed a furious finish and some luck to beat Gonzaga in the Sweet 16. But it plays hard, makes its own luck, continues to get better. And good enough to be playing for it all. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – Struggle to believe no more, fight the thought no longer. UCLA really is this good. The defense and depth and tenacity that skeptics were sure was some sleight of hand, some trick of fate, is all very real. UCLA is going to play for the national championship. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event And it absolutely earned it Saturday night, humbling a proud LSU team, handling the Tigers almost with ease, making one more statement to those sure the Bruins were not skilled enough to be one of the last two teams standing. UCLA started fast, controlled the game, commanded the stage, turned LSU into Washington State. In a battle of prized defenses, it was no contest. “We make teams do things they don’t normally do,” UCLA guard Jordan Farmar said. “They’re looking at each other, pointing fingers. “Sometimes their eyes get real big, like a deer in the headlights, like they don’t know what hit them.” The Bruins led by as many as 24 points in the second half, and then cruised. They won 59-45 – the same 45 points they held a talented Memphis team to last week in the Elite Eight – and now advance to meet the Florida Gators on Monday night for the NCAA championship.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has blasted the proposed £5million golden handshake for outgoing Premier League boss Richard Scudamore.Clubs in the top-flight are being asked to contribute £250,000 each to Scudamore’s farewell bonus after 20-years of service.Television executive Susanna Dinnage was named as his successor on Tuesday, however widespread outrage of Scudamore’s bonus dominated Wednesday’s back pages.And while Jordan was keen to highlight the Premier League’s great work over the last two decades, he slammed the idea of a lucrative parting gift.“It’s flawed. He’s done a good job fighting people, there were some very difficult personalities and some very difficult conundrums. 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “But this doesn’t mean he should be getting a £5million golden goodbye.“I know people are going to jump on it. The easy thing is: grassroots, grassroots.“That’s what people are going to jump on but that’s the FA’s failing. That’s not the Premier League.“The Premier League runs English football. no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF News of Susanna Dinnage’s appointment has been overshadowed Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY REVEALED RANKED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “So if you want to turn around and say what Scudamore’s done and how clever he’s been, he’s been clever to make the FA become his poodle rather than the other way round.”The idea was reportedly suggested by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who believes Scudamore deserves recognition for 20 years of negotiating the league’s inflation-busting broadcast deals.It is understood, however, that Scudamore, who has earned more than £26million since 1999, was unaware of the plan and is disappointed it took the spotlight off Dinnage’s arrival.
The moment thousands of gallons of water came flooding into the carpark of Letterkenny General Hospital. Pic copyright Donegal Daily.PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: This is the moment thousands of gallons of water was send gushing down into Letterkenny General Hospital sparking the latest flood alert.The wall of water is pictured cascading down from nearby Errigal College and across fields towards the A&E department.The torrent of water sparked the massive emergency response which saw Gardai, the fire services and sanitation trucks rushing to the scene. The flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.It was originally thought the water came rushing in from the main road.But our exclusive picture shows how the water came rushing down from the nearby secondary school.The incident resulted in the hospital being shut down for three hours.Frontline hospital staff were praised for reacting quickly and sandbagging the entrance to the A&E department preventing another major disaster at the hospital. Health Minister Leo Varadkar has promised a full investigation into the latest flooding which came a year after last year’s flood which resulted in a €40M repair and renovation of the hospital. REVEALED: THE MOMENT THE FLOOD WATERS CAME CRASHING INTO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: August 7th, 2014 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:donegalfloodLetterkenny General Hospital
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY New Years Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Grand Opening, 10 a.m. at Homemakers Furniture Showroom, 26455 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-3068. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A LETTERKENNY man has been found not guilty by a jury at the town’s Circuit Court of involvement in an incident in which the victim suffered a fractured skull.Thomas Ernie McDonagh Snr, from Hazelbrook in the town, had denied being involved in an incident on February 17, 2012, in which slash hooks, nail-studded baseball bats and chair legs were used to batter Dermot Kildea.Mr Kildea was knocked unconscious during the attack at a house off Long Lane and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he had to undergo emergency surgery. He said he had remembered seeing Mr McDonagh just before the attack but couldn’t remember who had hit him.He later identified two men from photographs but not Mr McDonagh.An eye-witness to the incident said she saw Mr McDonagh with the crowd but couldn’t say for certain she saw him throw any blows, adding: “Half of them were at him.”Another witness, now living in Falcarragh, who gave a statement to Gardai the day after the attack said she could no longer remember the incident.A jury took just 20 minutes to find Mr McDonagh not guilty of assault causing harm.Judge John O’Hagan praised the jury for their patience in dealing with the case which was interrupted on numerous occasions over legal arguments.LETTERKENNY MAN FOUND ‘NOT GUILTY’ BY JURY IN ASSAULT TRIAL was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:ErnieLetterkenny Circuit CourtThomas McDonagh