first_imgMIGHTY BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT ONE MILE AS SHE STRETCHES OUT OFF OF DOMINANT WIN AT SEVEN FURLONGS SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–Fresh off of a crushing 8 ½ length victory at seven furlongs, owner Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina heads a field of five sophomore fillies going one mile in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.Chief among her rivals would appear to be the Doug O’Neill-trained Enaya Alrabb, who has been idle since finishing second to highly regarded Chasing Yesterday in the Grade I Starlet Stakes going 1 1/16 miles at Los Alamitos Dec. 8.BELLAFINAOwner: Kaleem Shah, Inc.Trainer: Simon CallaghanWith the only bad race on her six-race form a well beaten fourth place finish in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies two starts back on Nov. 2, this daughter of Quality Road bounced back with aplomb in the Grade II Santa Ynez here on Jan. 6, as she pressed the early pace and took complete command heading into the far turn en route to earning a lofty 95 Beyer Speed figure, the best of her career and easily the best Las Virgenes last-out speed figure. An $800,000 Fasig Tipton March 2-year-old in Training Sales graduate, Bellafina has been favored in four of her six starts and has won four of them. With Flavien Prat back in the irons, she’s strictly the horse to beat as she gets back to two turns for the third time.ENAYA ALRABBOwner: Enaya RacingTrainer: Doug O’NeillA Kentucky-bred daughter of Uncle Mo, she broke her maiden two starts back at the Las Virgenes distance on Oct. 25 and despite being ridden by “Big Money” Mike Smith, she was off at 30-1 in the Starlet at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8. Attentive to the pace throughout, she came up a head short while earning a career-top 82 Beyer Speed figure. With Smith reengaged, Enaya Alrabb, who will be making her fourth career start, looks like the logical second choice and will hope to step forward in her first start of the year.THE GRADE II LAS VIRGENES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 11 Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PMCalf Moon Bay–Joel Rosario–120Enaya Alrabb–Mike Smith–120Bellafina–Flavien Prat–124Mother Mother–Drayden Van Dyke–120Tomlin–Tyler Baze–120Special early first post time for an 11-card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image02:14Carpio 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 “But that’s fine, because that has always been there,” he said. “That was there during slavery. Nat Turner comes and says, ‘Hey, let’s run away. Let’s get some guns. Let’s get some machetes, and let’s fight for our freedom.’ And you always have someone say, ‘You kidding me?’”Dominique Wilkins, an NBA Hall of Famer known as the “Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous, acrobatic dunks during the 1980s and ‘90s, believes social media have amplified athletes’ voices — and the Twitter-less past did not offer sports stars the soap boxes they have now.“We didn’t have a platform because it wasn’t that type of media around,” Wilkins said. “You had the normal, everyday media, but you didn’t have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you didn’t have any of that.”Wilkins, 58, said people are completely off base when they say his generation didn’t do anything or care about what was happening in their communities and in the world.“We grew up in a different era. We were born in the civil rights era. I remember when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated,” said Wilkins, an NBA analyst for Atlanta Hawks games for Fox SportsSouth. “People who say we didn’t care don’t know what they’re talking about. … We cared. We were a part of it, so we cared.“Our parents lived it. Our grandparents lived it. How can we not care?”The activism of the time was different, said sports historian Victoria Jackson, who works in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.Behind the scenes, superstar athletes worked in their communities and with schools — without making their activities known or asking for publicity for their time. Millions of dollars went to schools like historically black colleges and universities — as well as other deserving charities including social justice charities — without public acknowledgment, Jackson said.“While we might have seen a decline in athletes voicing strong opinions publicly about systemic racism, police brutality, criminal justice and education and residential and workplace reform, and perhaps the growth of endorsements contributed to this, I would suspect — if we did a little digging — we’d find countless stories of athletes doing work in the space of social justice and that this is the constant theme in the long historical arc,” she said.There were some who spoke loudly. A dashiki-wearing point guard Craig Hodges, Jordan’s teammate on the Chicago Bulls, presented then-President George H. W. Bush with a letter in 1991, urging more concern for African-Americans during one of the Bulls’ championship trips to the White House. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 15, 1996, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf stands with his teammates and prays during the national anthem before the game with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. During the 1995-96 season, Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. He was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.Who didn’t want to be like Mike?ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments But those fortunate black athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods did not, for the most part, use their celebrity to speak out. Most were silent on issues like the crack epidemic, apartheid in South Africa, the racial tensions exposed by the O.J. Simpson trial and the police brutality that set off the Rodney King riots.Of course, there were exceptions — more, perhaps, than are generally remembered. And the times and the media of those times did not necessarily lend themselves to protest. But while Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali once stood up— and more recently, Colin Kaepernick , Lebron James, Serena Williams and others would not back down — black athletes of the ’80s and ’90s were known mostly for playing games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It seems to me that we need to rethink how we define ‘activism’ since black athletes certainly were involved in various social causes during that era. Anecdotally, I think about them donating to various scholarship funds and participating in ’say no to drugs” campaigns,’” said Johnny Smith, who is the Julius C. “Bud” Shaw Professor of Sports, Society, and Technology at Georgia Tech. “That’s certainly a form of activism. However, on the whole, the most prominent black male athletes were not confrontational or outspoken.”When Harvey Gantt took on conservative Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, Jordan — the undisputed superstar athlete of his time — refused to support the black Democrat in his native North Carolina, reportedly saying Republicans buy shoes, too. It took until 2016 for Jordan to finally speak out strongly on a social issue by condemning the killing of black men at the hands of police, writing in a column published by The Undefeated website.Woods said this week that throughout America’s history, blacks have struggled.“A lot of different races have had struggles, and obviously the African Americans here in this country have had their share of struggles,” Woods said. “Obviously has it gotten better, yes, but I still think there’s room for more improvement.”The mold of the public activist — the person who is willing to lead but also willing to lose everything for a cause — doesn’t fit everyone, said Harry Edwards, a scholar of race and sports who has worked as a consultant for several U.S. pro teams.Some guys are fine “picking up a paycheck” because they don’t want to be bothered, Edwards said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES During the 1995-96 season, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. Abdul-Rauf was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29.Those protests, some say, may not represent the most radical actions of black athletes of the time, which were in the boardrooms, not on the streets.Jordan built a brand that turned him into a Nike powerhouse, where he brought African-American businessmen and women up the ladder with him, before becoming the first black sports billionaire with his NBA team ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.Magic Johnson, in addition to building a business empire, spoke out passionately about the HIV/AIDS crisis after contracting the disease. The NFL’s Man of the Year award was long named for Walter Payton, who pushed organ donation into the public limelight in his native Chicago and around the country through his foundation while advocating for minority ownership in professional football.Mike Glenn, a 10-year NBA veteran who played from 1977-87 and member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association board of directors, believes how those first black millionaires went about their business helped build the foundation that allows athletes to speak out today.“I think all of them were aware of backlash,” said Glenn, a collector of documents on African American history and culture . “They were aware that if you say certain things it may hurt your brand, or may hurt your ability to do things or that maybe even the league would take a different look at you. I think it was an insecurity of their position regardless of how much success they had.”Jordan and other iconic athletes of that period established the power of individual sports brands, a transitional platform Glenn believes athletes benefit from today.“LeBron has took what Michael had,” Glenn said, “and taken it a step further.”last_img read more

USAID/FED, Partners to Boost Livestock Production

first_imgIn bid to enhance livestock production in Liberia, the United States Agencies for International Development/Food and Enterprise Development Program (USAID/FED) has rehabilitated the Central Agricultural Research Institute’s (CARI) livestock quarantine facility in Suakoko, Bong County.The facility was dedicated last Friday by the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Deborah Malac.The program was attended by the Deputy Minister for Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Seklau Wiles, and the Chief of Party for USAID/FED, Agnes Luz and among other dignitaries.The CARI’s livestock house was destroyed during Liberia’s fourteen year civil crisis. Thanks to USAID/FED’s partnership with the government of Liberia, the facility was revamped to meet the needs of livestock farmers in the country.According to the project document, about 500 improved varieties of goats are initially expected to occupy the new facility.USAID/FED will focus on improving goats husbandry techniques to increase production, while USDA and Land O’ Lakes (USDA/LOL) are to restock the nation’s goat population.The document further explained that goat farmers under the FED program are going to benefit from an imported herd of genetically proven goats to upgrade their existing herd, adding that the facility would be used as a home for nucleus breeding.Cutting the ribbon off the animals’ house last Friday in CARI, Ambassador Malac stated the United States government was gratified to support Liberia’s agricultural programs to reduce poverty and help the country become food secured.“The U.S government has made and will continue to make major investments to support agriculture and agri-business in Liberia through its close partnership with government institutions and agencies. Through projects such as the quarantine facility and the establishment of a thriving goat sector in Liberia, the U.S. government reaffirms its long standing commitment to help reduce poverty and achieve food security,” she said.She emphasized that the facility was critical to the overall process of increasing the national goat herd and represented how her government coordinates investment among different government agencies.“Goats are primary asset of rural village households and farms in Liberia. Considering that nearly 80 percent of all the goat meat consumed in the country is imported from surrounding countries, we intend to reverse that trend,” she explained.The U.S Ambassador mentioned that FED has not only partnered with CARI to increase livestock production, but was also into rice seed multiplication and certification as well as the multiplication of improved varieties of cassava cuttings.For her part, Mrs. Wiles said the government of Liberia was thankful to the people and government of America for helping to revamp the agricultural sector of Liberia.The MoA’s deputy minister, who once served as the national livestock coordinator for her ministry prior to her appointment, said that Liberia had been very productive in livestock production prior to the civil crisis.“Before the war, this facility served as our dairy cattle’s bond that hosted exotic (foreign) breed used for the crossing. We firmly believe that its revamping begins the intention to increase livestock production. This is why we are thankful for the assistance of the U.S government,” she stated joyfully.Dr. Arthur Kanua is the director for livestock research at CARI.He earlier confirmed at the program that his institution (CARI) has partnered with USAID/FED and USDA/LOL to enhance animal farming in Liberia.Speaking exclusively with the Daily Observer newspaper, after the program, the Acting Chief of Party for USDA/LOL, Madam Allison Williams, disclosed that by June of this year her institution is expected to restock the facility at CARI with goats.“We will be able to bring high quality of animals perhaps by June,” she said.According to her, they are working with fifty-nine goat farming groups in the country to increase animal production, adding that farmers are taught to breed livestock as a business.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Handyman jailed for wounding man over $5000 debt

first_img…already served 3 years for similar attack on mother Forty-year-old Toney Marcus was on Thursday sentenced to eight years imprisonment by High Court Judge Brassington Reynolds for feloniously wounding Etwaru Narine on July 6, 2014, at Agricola Public Road, Greater Georgetown. Marcus, who was said to have had a stable upbringing, has suffered mental health issues linked to the abuse of narcotics.Earlier this month, the offender pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm or to maim, disfigure or disable Narine. He had been alternatively charged, having also faced the indictment of attempted murder. He however entered a not guilty plea on that charge. During Thursday’s proceedings, he was unrepresented while Attorney Tiffini Lyken prosecuted the case.According to the facts of the matter, the two men were well known to each other and on the day in question; Narine and another friend were drinking at a shop in the community. Soon afterwards, Marcus walked up to the victim and asked him for the money he was owed and then threatened Narine. After Narine did not give the defendant the money as requested, Marcus left and returned some 30 minutes later and chopped Narine about his body. The injured man was wrapped in a sheet and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and later sent away.Before the accused was sentenced, a probation report was presented by Probation and Social Services Officer, Aggrey Azore. It was revealed that Marcus served three years in prison for unlawfully wounding his own mother over money. During his time in prison, officers described him as disciplined but noted that he would sometimes speak to himself.Azore told the court that the defendant expressed remorse for his actions and noted that he was angry when Narine did not return the money owed to him. The probation officer’s investigation further found that Marcus was often teased by neighbours in the McDoom, Greater Georgetown area where he lived and was even called “Mad Toney”. The court also heard that Marcus is not consistent in taking his medication even though he has been a patient of a psychiatric ward.Justice Reynolds considered that several chops were inflicted on the Virtual Complainant, telling Marcus that he should “thank his lucky stars” that the victim did not succumb to his injuries. The Judge, contending that Marcus is “treatable”, outlined that the offender needs to be in a controlled environment where he can take his medication.Having considered the United Nations’ estimation of male life expectancy being 63 years, Justice Reynolds started at a base of 18 years, three months for sentencing. From this number, five years was deducted for his guilty plea; four years, three months was deducted for the time spent on remand while one year was considered for his probation report. This resulted in a period of eight years for which Marcus was ordered to serve.The offender was earlier this year ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to ascertain his mental state. Dr Bhiro Harry who carried out the assessment determined that Marcus was fit to stand trial. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Huskies acquire Fay from Beaverlodge, trounce Flyers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies survived a scare in the first half of the game versus the visiting Fairview Flyers before opening the floodgates to victory on Friday night.Before the game, it was announced the team made a last-second trade to the beat the Wednesday deadline and acquired forward Darian Fay from the Beaverlodge Blades in exchange for forward Daneil Forrest and future considerations.The Huskies wasted little time striking first in the opening period as Joel Bourgeios found the back of the net shortly after a minute into play, assisted by Geoff Dick and Jacob Lang. The Flyers tied the game up at 1-1 a minute later, as the teams skated into the first intermission deadlocked at ones.- Advertisement -Jacob Lang restored the lead for the Pups twenty-four seconds into the middle frame on the powerplay after precise perimeter passing between Matthew Apsassin, Jared Loewen and Lang. After the visitors tied the game again, Darian Fay scored his first as a Husky at 4:01 with a wrister just under the bar from the slot. Joshua Robinson and Dick with the board play to set up the big man for the 3-2 tally. With the game tied at three, Fay notched his second of the period with a high shot that beat the Flyers netminder after accepting a pass from Jarod Lang and Jeridyn Loewen at 12:12. Forty seconds later Jacob Lang also double dipped for the 5-3 marker after Gary Loewen and Lang worked a perfect give and get out of their zone. Lang scored his hat trick goal with just over four minutes remaining in the middle frame after taking a saucer pass from Gary Loewen. At the second period horn the Huskies 6 – Flyers 3.The Huskies added to the lead at 1:16 of the final frame when Lang scored his fourth of the night, assisted by Gary Loewen and Bourgeois. Two minutes later Cody Brodhagan tallied his first of the night after finishing a solo effort with a shot that beat a screened visitors goaltender for the 8-3 tally. Alex Hartman put the Dogs up 9-3 at 11:23 that capped off a grinding shift along the boards with Shawn Wilson, Nathan Bragg and Hartman. Bragg then finished off the scoring spree with a goal from the blueline that went bar down with just over five minutes to go to put the home side up 10-3 which stood as the final score after sixty minutes.Jacob Lang led the way with five points and four goals, while fourteen players contributed with at least a point.Advertisement With the win, the Huskies improved their record to 19-6 as they moved into second place in the NWJHL standings.“Fay adds so much to out the lineup,” said head coach Todd Alexander. “He is a big body who can score and plays a physical game. We have been working on this trade for some time now. After going through a skid where we couldn’t score the team has seemed to have found their scoring touch with twenty goals in the last two games.”“I felt good out there,” added newest Husky Darian Fay. “Going from Beaverlodge to a team who is fighting for first in the league and loaded with talent will make you smile. It’s a great opportunity to come in and help this team win a championship in my last year of Junior B.”The Huskies now hit the road for a clash with the North Peace Navigators on Saturday night. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Agoura ready for Breakers

first_img Agoura claimed its spot in today’s final against Laguna Beach at 8:15 p.m. at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. But the festive mood after the win over Santa Barbara reflected something more meaningful, that the team’s chemistry remains intact. ivan.orozco@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “One thing we can take from this season, win or lose, is the way this team bonded,” Agoura coach Jason Rosenthal said. “The way they created a team-first mentality and the way they showed they are not just a bunch of individuals.” Rosenthal said Agoura has fallen short of winning a title in recent years because it didn’t play together when necessary. “This is one of the best teams I’ve had,” Rosenthal said. “Maybe not as talented as the one in 2001 that won (the CIF title). If you’d asked me at the beginning of the year who would be in the final, I’d tell you Santa Barbara and Villa Park.” Instead, it will be Agoura trying to win its first title since 2001 against a top-seeded Laguna Beach team that has a fast-paced, aggressive offense. The Breakers (25-6) bring an attack led by emerging star center Annika Dries and attacker Jessica McKee. Dries and McKee each scored four goals in a 12-8 semifinal win against Villa Park. “We’re going to have to play good team defense like we did against Santa Barbara,” Rosenthal said. “As a team, the way we’ve done all year.” center_img Agoura goalkeeper Sara Gralitzer hopped into a couple of teammates’ arms after beating nemesis Santa Barbara in last week’s Southern Section Div. II girls’ water polo semifinal. Gralitzer and her teammates celebrated knocking out the five-time section champions. The Chargers (25-6) snapped the 22-game win streak by the Dons, a team that had ended Agoura’s postseason early four of the past five years. last_img read more

Nice to battle West Brom for Ghana forward?

first_imgNice have joined the race for West Brom target Jordan Ayew.The 22-year-old striker, who impressed for Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil, is expected to leave Marseille this summer.West Brom have been monitoring his progress closely and had been keen on a move in January – before he decided to join Sochaux on loan.But they could rekindle their interest in the forward, who is also wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach and Bordeaux.However, now L’Equipe have reported that Nice have made him one of their top targets this summer and hope to land him for around £3m, with his contract set to expire next year. Jordan Ayew 1last_img

Entrepreneur urges young business people to get ‘jamming’ with ideas

first_imgMulti-award winning young entrepreneur Fraser Doherty, whose grandparents hail from Donegal, has urged young people aged 18-35 in the county to enter this year’s competition for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and to learn from the experience.The 28 year-old from Edinburgh was in Letterkenny to speak at the ‘Jam Packed’ business networking event organised by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal.And he insisted that young people in business should embrace the competition rather than fear it. “Television shows like The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den make people think that business can be really ruthless, but actually people are very happy to help you and give you advice, so I would suggest to young people to try to take as much of that as they can get.”The young entrepreneur started his business Superjam aged just 16, having been taught how to make jam by his grandmother Susan who was originally an O’Brien from Listillion. He had made his first million before the age of 20.Since then his jam has gone on sale in more than 7 countries, his product range has expanded to include honey and peanut butter and as well as writing several books he also owns the companies Beer 52 and Envelope Coffee.However, he is adamant that he could have never have been successful without taking on the advice that people gave him from the outset – and continue to give him. Jam Packed 12Members attending the Jam Packed business networking event in Rockhill House pictured in The Orangerie before Fraser Doherty’s talk.“I started making jam at home as a hobby then started selling it door to door in the neighbourhood and at farmers’ markets and small shops then it became my dream to sell it to a big supermarket. I had to convince my dad to drive me to Waitrose and he waited in the car outside. I went in and pitched to Waitrose but at first they said no. They gave me some feedback and I listened to that and I went away and made some changes and eventually they took it on.”Instead of anger at the rejection, Fraser says that he went away from that meeting with Waitrose determined to make the changes that would make his business a success. He maintains the advice from pitching to companies with his product and from entering business competitions, has helped him grow his business immensely.“I would say to young people in Donegal, don’t be afraid to enter a competition, because it is a great way to get advice from people who might give you feedback about your idea. If you listen to those people, if you take that advice on board and are open to making changes to your idea – that is the best way of coming up with something that might be a success.“I think it is also important to take opportunities to meet other entrepreneurs. Sometimes if you are a young person in business or who has a good idea and are just trying to start a business and maybe your friends aren’t doing that, it can be a lonely thing. But if you take part in the competition it will be a great chance to meet other young entrepreneurs and maybe meet some friends and help each other out along the way.” Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, said that feedback year on year from businesses who have taken part in the competition for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in Donegal, has been that the training and advice they received has been invaluable and has helped them immensely with their business goals and ambitions.Mary Sweeney and Irene Sweeney enjoying the presentation from Fraser Doherty at the Jam Packed business networking day in Rockhill House organised by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal.“The idea category is open to anyone 18-35 who feels they have a great business idea. They don’t need to be in business, just to have a great business idea and it is always exciting to see those entries come in. However, if you are 18-35 and have already taken the brave step of going into business – no matter what that business might be – then you should really consider applying in the Best Start Up (trading less than 18 months) or Best Established (trading more than 18 months) categories.”Local winners in the Best Start-Up and Best Established Business categories will receive investments of up to €15,000 each and the two runners-up will each receive up to €5,000.Applications for this year’s competition can be made online by Friday 29 September at www.ibye.ie but anyone seeking more information before submitting their application can call Donegal Local Enterprise Office: 07491 60735 or e.mail info@leo.donegalcoco.ie Entrepreneur urges young business people to get ‘jamming’ with ideas was last modified: September 16th, 2017 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:BusinessFrazer DohertyjamLEO< Donegallast_img read more

Bill would aid local identity theft cases

first_imgGLENDALE – Although mail theft is a federal crime, a bill unveiled Wednesday would also criminalize it in California as a way to combat identity theft. As they unveiled the proposed legislation at Glendale Police Department headquarters, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, and Mayor Rafi Manoukian said they each had been recent victims of identity theft. “California is a state that has not had criminal laws that keep pace with this crime, which has become an epidemic,” Frommer said. “And today we’re here to send a message to these criminals who are making millions rummaging through our mail boxes and our trash cans: The jig is up.” The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says it is hard-pressed to keep up with mail thieves in California. When local police catch thieves going through people’s mail, the crooks can usually be prosecuted only for possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The measure posed by Frommer would make it easier for authorities to charge mail thieves with a felony. AB 2886 also would allow a suspect to be prosecuted in the county where the victim lives, rather than only in the location where the crime occurred. Glendale residents reported more than 500 cases of identity theft last year. California had 45,175 victims of identity theft in 2005, which is the third-highest amount per capita of any state. “None of us are immune from this growing problem,” said Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams. “It’s going to be a challenge of the decade for law enforcement.” Manoukian said he recently discovered that someone used his bank account to make $1,300 in purchases in San Diego and Chula Vista. And Frommer said someone bought $1,000 worth of merchandise in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach stores using his credit card number. AB 2886 is expected to come before the Assembly Public Safety Committee for a vote in mid-April. last_img read more


first_imgIt had been rumoured that top model Georgia Salpa would be in Donegal to take over as the mentor for GAA side Naomh Brid as they take part on RTE show Celebrity Bainisteoir.But the players certainly weren’t left disappointed when another model turned up to save the day.Pippa O’Connor, wife of TV presenter Brian Ormond, will now put the lads through their paces. Pippa took her first training session today and lets just say the lads busted a gut to impress their model mentor! PIPPA O’CONNOR TO PUT THE NAOMH BRID LADS THROUGH THEIR PACES was last modified: July 1st, 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)last_img read more