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Frankenstorm looks a cinch

first_imgFRANKENSTORM, dropping down to classes for today’s Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature (claiming $350,000-$300,000 over 1100 metres), is tipped to resume winning ways in a competitive field of 11.Trained by Wilfred Chin, the six-year-old bay gelding, by Outrigger out of Seeking Lil, went out of his league on February 13 (claiming $500,000). He could only manage fifth to DWAYNE STAR in a fast-run round-five race.Although finishing 15 lengths fifth, FRANKENSTORM – having missed the break – recovered to straighten third on the heels of the leaders, RUNJOHNNY RUN and FORTUNENEHUNDRED, before gradually weakening.A fortnight before that, FRANKENSTORM chased home subsequent winner UNBREAKABLE over the straight, a race in which he galloped past the furlong pole just the leader before the winner came on the scene.That performance was on a $400,000 claiming tag. Considering he won back-to-back races last November and also won three consecutive races from August to October last year, speaks volumes for his insatiable appetite to win.Running on a $325,000 tag, FRANKENSTORM looks a good thing from his convenient mark of 53.0kg, thanks to smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey’s 3.0kg claim.FRANKENSTORM has good speed and, under these favourable conditions, should stave off hat-trick seeker DI COBRE and UNGLE G, who is up in class following a runaway win over the distance on February 13.Other firm fancies on the 10-race programme are LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the second race, 1500 metres; LEGAL ACCOUNT (working well) to rebound in the fifth over the straight; the lightly raced but promising three-year-old MEGATRON to stave off MACALLAN in the sixth; and MAN IN BLUE to get it right in the nightcap.last_img read more

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Rutten teaches Anacondas to strike

first_img“I can see mistakes they make real fast. I have tweaked their striking and submissions a bit and have made it more impact. I am able to make their talents a little better … make it the Rutten way.” Rutten fought in July after being away from ring for seven years. He was impressive, defeating a younger, bigger Ruben Villareal via technical knockout at 3:24 of the first round. Injuries thwarted the idea of a comeback. “I am the coach … I don’t need to fight anymore,” he said. “But training with my guys is good, too.” miguel.lopez@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In those 33 fights and 28 wins, Rutten – who first wanted to try martial arts after watching “Enter the Dragon” – picked up not only new fighting techniques but experiences and mistakes that he now puts to use with his team the L.A. Anacondas of the International Fighting League. “This is different than what you see with Pride and UFC,” said Rutten, who hails from Holland but resides in L.A. “These are five guys training together and training for the same event and for the same organization and wear the same jersey … there is this family bonding. The effect it has on the fighters is they perform way better because of the people they have behind them. They are able to feed off each other’s ability.” The IFL will make its way Saturday to the Forum, where four teams will compete. The Anacondas will take on the San Jose Sharks and the Tokyo Sabres face the Southern California Condors. In the IFL’s initial year, the Pat Miletich-led Silverbacks defeated the Portland Wolfpack for the crown. Rutten’s team fell one win short of getting to the title fight. “I have been there many times,” said the 43-year-old Rutten. “The things I have learned in Japan you can’t learn anywhere else. “Their (Japanese) technique is off the hook and I have been fortunate to have been in Japan many times and was able to stay there and train with the Japanese. I learned a lot that I was able to use, the techniques I saw to learn counters, and to make me better.” That is the discipline and experience Rutten now shares with his team. center_img For 14 years, he did it his way. In 1993, he fought his first professional mixed martial arts fight against Ryushi Yanagisawa in the Pancrase organization in Japan and came out victorious. And the following 14 years are history – MMA history – as Bas Rutten fought and defeated the best the sport had to offer during its infancy, and in the process became an icon. last_img read more

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Press Pass – Sunday, December 28

first_imgRay Stubbs is joined by Patrick Barclay and Tom Hopkinson to discuss all of the latest sporting action.The lads reflect on all the weekend’s Premier League results, with Chelsea Manchester City and Manchester United all being held to draws.last_img

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HAIR HAIR! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE RAISE €4,000 FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY

first_imgMoville Community College was a hive of activity yesterday with over 150 students participating in a ‘Shave, Dye or Oh My’ fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society.A brave ‘volunteer’ from Moville Community College’s shave or dye event.A total of 28 students shaved their heads, with two very brave sisters, Rochelle and Madisson Logue, shaving half off theirs!With the help of Derry Regional College’s hairdressers and local hairdressers the event was a huge success. To top of the day, Michael Murphy paid a visit and got the county colours sprayed on his head.So far the school has raised over €4000 for this worthy cause, with the final amount to be confirmed after the Easter Holidays.We’re told it was a hair-raising experience for everyone involved!The huge crowd at the shave or dye event.   HAIR HAIR! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE RAISE €4,000 FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY was last modified: March 28th, 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) Tags:donegalMoville Community CollegeShave or Dyelast_img read more

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Why this inspirational adventurer is roughing it in Donegal

first_imgA Dublin man who turned his life around through hiking is currently touring some of the most beautiful locations of Donegal.Derek Cullen is 1,800km into his walk around Ireland and a million miles from a life that was once dominated by loss, alcohol and depression.Derek has walked almost the entire coast of Ireland on his soul-searching mission. He cooks on a small stove and often relies on the kindness of farmers for a place to pitch his tent.  His north-west adventures have taken him to Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Glenties, the Bluestack Mountains and Glenveagh before visiting family in Creeslough/Ards. Derek has close ties to Donegal as his grandmother Sarah Gallagher is from Creeslough and she was the sister of the famous singer, Bridie Gallagher.The reason for the trip is not for charity, protest or cause, but because he simply loves walking outdoors.In 2014 the Dubliner was tired of his self-destructive life and struggling after the death of his parents. But at his lowest moment of physical and mental exhaustion, he realized that something had to give. He said: “It was my own fault and this was hard to admit. But I had no success with being self destructive, my drinking habit was literally exhausting and I knew it was time to try something different. Looking back, that was the moment I decided to live for my parents instead of trying to live without them, and to chase down the life I wanted rather than eking my way through a life that was falling apart.”Derek cycled thousands of miles across Africa, hiked the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, and hiked another 4,500km from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail.In July 2019 he decided to walk around Ireland, all the while editing daily videos of the trip and sharing his discoveries and life lessons with followers on Facebook. Three Irish companies (BDifferent Marketing, Elk Recruitment and the Hiiker App) have jumped on board to help cover some of the day-to-day expenses.But Derek no longer takes these adventures with any grand achievement or purpose in mind. He believes that spending so much time outdoors has enabled him to manage his problems and anxieties so effectively. He also gave up alcohol three years ago and attributes his newfound “success” as an adventurer to a conscious effort to embrace his life with positivity and perseverance. “I’m not out here trying to fix my problems anymore. I just like to explore on foot, to watch the land and seasons change, while enjoying the health benefits that come with getting outdoors. Spending so much time outdoors seems to have re-wired my brain and taken me down a much more exciting road in the process.”You can follow the walk around Ireland Facebook (Derek Cullen Outdoors) or any other social media platform. Why this inspirational adventurer is roughing it in Donegal was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Devil of a primary election date ignites diabolic political humor

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Rivals Steve Westly and Phil Angelides may be in a fight to the finish as they seek the Democratic nomination for governor, but the primary election’s date – 06/06/06 – hasn’t stopped political observers from indulging devilish senses of humor. “Ah, 666,” said Democratic political strategist Darrell Sragow said. “I guess this just confirms some people’s suspicion that politics is going to hell. My own reaction? This settles it. I’m voting by mail.” The infamous Mark of the Beast is 666, ominous numbers associated with Satan and the Armageddon prophecy, in Revelations 13:18. Republican consultant Dan Schnur isn’t worried about the primary’s doomsday date, though, since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has no opposition in his own party in his bid for re-election. “I take this very seriously,” said the deadpan Schnur. “I predict the Democratic nominee for governor will be cursed with an overwhelming defeat in November. It will be revealed in due time that the Democratic nominee is in fact the spawn of Satan. And it’s awfully hard to elect the spawn of Satan, even for the Democrats.” Besides the election, June 6, 2006, may be remembered in California as the day homegrown metal band Slayer declared as the National Day of Slayer and Hollywood released a remake of “The Omen,” the horror classic that has the Antichrist returning in a child with a 666 mark on his scalp.last_img read more

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DONEGAL CAN TALK TO JOE TOMORROW!

first_imgThe people of Donegal can talk to Joe tomorrow!Now only that but they can also see him and a host of other well-knwon personalities.RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy will be doing Liveline Funny Friday from the Lough Eske Castle Hotel, outside Donegal Town tomorrow. The show will be live on air from 1.45…the audience can arrive from around midday.All the usual Funny Friday crew will be there June Rodgers, Brush Shiels, Sil Fox, Doc Savage, Conal Gallen, Packie O’Callaghan etc….and of course Joe Duffy.Everyone is invited along. So get ahead – talk to Joe!DONEGAL CAN TALK TO JOE TOMORROW! was last modified: February 27th, 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:Joe DuffyLivelinelast_img read more

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FISHERIES OFFICER AND BROTHER OF DROWNING VICTIM ACCUSE EACH OTHER IN ASSAULT TRIAL

first_imgMr Mark ColhounA fisheries officer has claimed he felt his life was under a threat when he was attacked while investigating illegal fishing by the River Foyle.The man accused of assaulting him has in turn claimed the Loughs Agency employee threatened to drown him. Fisheries officer Donal Lynch (40) of Carrickmore St Johnston is charged with assaulting Mark Colhoun at Green Brae, Lifford on April 4th, 2012.Mr Colhoun (30) is charged with assaulting Mr Lynch on the same occasion.Mr Lynch claims Mr Colhoun hit him repeatedly in an unprovoked attack and later forced him to enter the water to escape a second attack.Mr Colhoun claims the fisheries officer challenged him to a fight and told him he would “drown you like your brother,” in a reference to the death of his brother David whose remains were discovered in the river a few weeks earlier.The case had been adjourned from April and Lynch told Letterkenny District Court that he went to the river after receiving a call from a colleague about a report of illegal fishing activity.After reaching the river at 2.30pm with his colleague, he observed two men crawling up from the banking who proceeded to run down stream from his location.Mr Lynch said Mr Colhoun then stepped forward and started punching him in the face. He said he ended up in the water where the assault continued.“I felt in extreme fear of my life at this stage,” he said.After the incident he was met by colleagues who sent him to a parked vehicle.He then said he was attacked again by Colhoun after he had met Colhoun’s girlfriend and younger brother. The two men ended up in the water again and Mr Lynch said he felt “this man was attempting to drown me”.Mr Colhoun told the court the was walking his dog along the river with a friend when he heard a man shouting “what the f**k you think you are at?” He said he was trying to calm the dog down when Lynch said: “Come here you scum bag.”He said Lynch tool off his coat and stood with his fists out and struck him in the face.He said the two men began fighting and they rolled down the banking and Lynch said: “I’ll drown you like your brother you bastard.”He told judge Paul Kelly that every time Lynch saw him he would try to start a fight.The case was adjourned until January 6th, following legal argument relating to the implications of entering previous convictions into evidence.Inspector Michael Harrison said that he would have to seek direction from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following an application from solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian to have the case dismissed.The case had been adjourned from a previous hearing:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2014/01/14/man-claims-fisheries-officer-told-him-he-would-drown-him-like-his-dead-brother/FISHERIES OFFICER AND BROTHER OF DROWNING VICTIM ACCUSE EACH OTHER IN ASSAULT TRIAL was last modified: November 9th, 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:Donal LynchLetterkenny District CourtMark Colhounlast_img read more

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El Centro leader takes action

first_imgPASADENA – When El Centro de Acci?n Social officials began looking for a new executive director, board president Gloria Delaney found that many in the community were already familiar with one of the candidates.Randy Jurado Ertll’s background impressed the organization’s board of directors, with experience in the nonprofit world ranging from the California League of Conservation Voters to the Salvadoran American National Network. But it was the more than two years he worked as a spokesman for the Pasadena Unified School District, and his continued involvement in Pasadena, that appealed to many board members. “The person who’s going to be the director of any of these agencies needs to be knowledgable about the community,” Delaney said. “That’s important, the knowledge of the community and his sincerity in wanting to assist the population we target.” Ertll, 33, was laid off by the PUSD last spring when a round of budget cuts eliminated his position. He took the helm of El Centro about two weeks ago and is making plans to evaluate the services the organization offers.“We want to know what they need,” said Ertll, who lives in Pasadena. “That’s my philosophy, to approach El Centro as `What does the community need?’ That way we’ll really help people, we’ll really empower people. El Centro is part of the community, and we want our youth and senior citizens to feel that way, too.”El Centro’s multi-hued Aztec-inspired building has been a fixture in Pasadena’s Central Park since the organization was founded in 1968. Its programs, which are designed to help low-income residents become self-sufficient, range from English classes to health workshops and cultural events, like Day of the Dead and Cesar Chavez celebrations. “We really want to focus on educational programs for children and seniors,” Delaney said. “We also want to be advocates for people in Pasadena, or wherever the need might be. We don’t turn anyone away.”El Centro’s plans for the short-term include expanding the number of positions on its board of directors and enhancing its volunteer network. Ertll wants to empower low-income residents to learn how to use available services; El Centro often refers people to other resources, such as immigration attorneys who will work pro bono, Ertll saidErtll said he also wants to focus on outreach, whether to local businesses or the African-American community and other groups. “My plan is to make the organization more well known in Pasadena and outside of Pasadena,” Ertll said.“I don’t want it to be seen as just exclusively a Latino organization. It offers hope for a lot of young people and senior citizens.” gretchen.hoffman@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494 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’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Travel Alert: Overturned hay trailer blocks traffic in Letterkenny

first_imgUpdated: 1.10pmEmergency services are attending the scene of a road traffic incident in Letterkenny this lunchtime (Thursday) after a hay trailer overturned.The incident occurred at around 1pm at the Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny. A tractor and trailer transporting hay bales has overturned at the roundabout. No other vehicles were hit by the falling bales.One lane of traffic has been blocked, while the outer lane is passable with care.Traffic is slow on approach on the Neil T Blaney Rd and N14 as a result.  Travel Alert: Overturned hay trailer blocks traffic in Letterkenny was last modified: August 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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