Santa Anita’s Dynamic Horn Blower Jay Cohen To Host First-Ever ‘That’s A Stretch’ Comedy Show In Chandelier Room Saturday, Feb. 15

first_imgSANTA ANITA’S DYNAMIC HORN BLOWER JAY COHEN TO HOST FIRST-EVER ‘THAT’S A STRETCH’ COMEDY SHOW IN CHANDELIER ROOM SATURDAY, FEB. 15NEXT EDITION OF MONTHLY COMEDY SERIES TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, MARCH 21ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2020)–Spend more than a few minutes around Santa Anita’s popular Horn Blower, Jay Cohen, and you’re as likely to hear a corny joke or witness a magic trick as you are to hear a call to the post–any one of which will leave you and your family smiling.  The multi-talented Cohen, who doubles and triples as a professional magician, comic and world class musician, will host Santa Anita’s first-ever “That’s a Stretch” comedy show in the track’s legendary Chandelier Room this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.The show will feature a collection of dynamic young comedians, with Cohen “stirring the comedic pot” throughout the evening.“Look, everybody’s looking for a laugh, right?” said Cohen between races on Sunday. “The Chandelier Room is a terrific venue and I know everybody will enjoy it. If you skip a good laugh on a day, that day is ruined. Even when everything goes wrong, we need to find some humor in it. I know I do and it’s saved my life.”Attendees will be entertained throughout the two-hour performance by Cohen and comedians Mary Gallagher, Eddie Pence and Jamie Kaler.A stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Gallagher had her national stand-up television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in 2018 and she’s also appeared on Amazon Prime’s “Laugh After Dark,” as well as a hidden camera horror show from “Stanger Things,” entitled “Prank Encounters.”“That’s a Stretch” will also showcase comedian Eddie Pence, who was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top faces of the Montreal Comedy Festival.  A finalist in 2010’s Seattle International Comedy Competition, Pence’s credits include “The Late Show with David Ferguson,” “Gotham Live” and “Comics Unleashed.”  Pence can also be heard on two daily podcasts, “The Ralph Report” and “Swings and Mrs.”Attendees will also be treated to the comedic talents of Jamie Kaler.  An accomplished actor, comic, host, voice-over artist and podcaster, Kaler is the founder of “Dadlands” and is best known for his starring role as Mike on the hit TBS show, “My Boys.”  His prolific career also includes appearances on “Friends,” “Will and Grace,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Parenthood,” “King of Queens,” “The Middle,” “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “NCIS,” as well as numerous films and commercials.To purchase tickets for the “That’s a Stretch” comedy show this Saturday at 6 p.m., please visit, or call (626) 574-RACE.  Attendees must be 21 years of age.  The first in a monthly series, the next “That’s a Stretch” event will be Saturday, March 21.last_img read more

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Anucha was born in the poor northeastern province of Kalasin and raised by his grandparents since his parents split up when he was 3. Anucha was already becoming his family’s breadwinner when his uncle, a physical education teacher and boxing trainer, brought him to the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn around a year ago to pursue a big-time boxing career.Anucha’s days started at 4:30 a.m. with a run and light training at the boxing gym. He attended school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. before heading back to the gym for more training until 8 p.m. Bedtime was 10 p.m.Tapakorn Takimnok, 15, a fellow boxer and a friend of Anucha, said he woke up the younger boy every day and never once heard him complain.“He’d spring right out of bed every time I woke him up,” said Tapakorn. “He always trained hard and kept any emotions to himself.”Anucha could occasionally earn as much as 10,000 to 40,000 baht ($300 to $1,200) for each fight he won, which he would give to his grandparents, siblings and uncles, Tapakorn said, adding that Anucha earned more than other young fighters because he fought often and was considered a gifted boxer. Young amateur boxers typically earn around 500 to 1,000 baht ($15 to 30) a fight.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako hold his boxing shorts and a portrait during his funeral services in Samut Prakan province, Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand.However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to protect other youngsters in Thai kickboxing.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READcenter_img “I told him to stop boxing,” said Anucha’s 75-year-old grandmother, Subin Tasako. “He told me: Grandma, what else can I do? I’m young and I can’t work. If I stop boxing, how would I earn money to pay for school or support you? That’s what he said.” Subin said she didn’t know how to respond.Footage of Anucha’s fatal fight, posted online by Thai media outlets, show him briefly stumbling to the floor after taking a knee to his leg from his opponent. He picks himself back up, and the referee promptly allows the fight to resume, but Anucha appears to have had the fight knocked out of him.Moments later, he is staggering and defenseless against the ropes, as his opponent lands at least four hard punches to Anucha’s head, leaving him dazed, and perhaps even unconscious before he hits the floor and bangs his head hard on the mat.Dr. Witaya Sungkarat, a doctor from Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, spent five years conducting a study published last month that compared brain development between young boxers and children not involved with the sport.The study’s results clearly show that boxing causes irreparable damage to a young child’s developing brain, he said, adding that the longer each participant had boxed, the worse their condition became.“If we keep letting children box and injure their brains without implementing measures to protect them, their futures are predictable,” Witaya said.Witaya understands part of the sport’s appeal. “People like to watch children box because they don’t lose on purpose and they genuinely fight each other,” he said, referring to the common perception that many professional boxing matches are fixed to accommodate bookies.But Anucha’s case, he said, shows how inadequate oversight in the Thai boxing industry had led young boxers to be overworked.“It’s the system that abused him. The system allowed him to fight this much and this often at such a young age,” Witaya said. “There’s a loophole in the system that allowed him to become a professional fighter without any preventive measures.”Witaya referenced a provision allowing children to be paid “rewards” rather than being paid compensation for work. And while professional Muay Thai titles are only open to competitors age 15 or older and two major Bangkok stadiums have weight minimums, children can fight in unofficial matches outside the World Muay Thai Council supervision with a guardian’s permission. Anucha Tasako died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10, his 174th match in a career that began at age 8.His death was a fluke, said some of the sport’s boosters. They said that the referee did not stop the fight soon enough, and that no doctor was available.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut even those boys who can carry on fighting are almost guaranteed serious long-term health damage, according to a new report by a Thai doctor.Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. They say the sport is part of Thai culture and gives poor families the opportunity to raise a champion that will lift their economic circumstances. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sukrit Parekrithawet, a lawyer who represents several boxing camps, said the recently proposed legislation to regulate the sport was conceived by outsiders who do not understand it.He cited the success of former Thai boxing Olympic gold medalists such as Somluck Kamsing, who began his boxing career at the tender age of 7. Like many top-tier Muay Thai boxers, he made a transition to more lucrative conventional boxing, and became the first Thai athlete to win an Olympic gold medal, in the featherweight boxing competition in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.“If these guys did not start fighting at a young age would they be world champions today?” Sukrit said, adding his opinion that allowing children to box is not dangerous because the blows are not as forceful.At the Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, 10-year-old Chaichana Saengngern rises every day at around 4 a.m. to train before going to school, then returning to work out some more. He has 20 bouts under his belt since first stepping into the ring at the age of 8.“He needs to fight in real matches to be a good fighter,” said Chaichana’s uncle, Suthep Saengngern, speaking days after Anucha’s death. “He can’t just dance around in the gym.”Suthep said he doesn’t support banning children from boxing because it would rob many poor Thai families of the chance for their offspring to become professional athletes.“Every family’s economic background is different. People with money send their kids to play golf, tennis, swimming or shooting. But poor people can’t do that. We can only do boxing. This is our option,” Suthep said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Sawyer Leads ECOWAS Observer Mission for Sierra Leone March 7 Presidential Polls

first_imgDr. Amos C. SawyerAn ECOWAS Mission of 15 Long-Term Observers (LTOs) is in Sierra Leone for the country’s March 7 presidential, parliamentary and local council elections. The team is part of a larger 55-member ECOWAS Observation Mission led by Liberia’s former Interim President, Prof. Amos Sawyer, who will be arriving along with the Short-term observers, a press release said yesterday.The regional observers will be deployed across Sierra Leone’s 16 administrative districts for the elections being contested by 16 presidential candidates, including two women, and more than 700 contenders for the 144-seat unicameral parliament. One hundred and thirty-two of the lawmakers will be elected directly complemented by 12 slots for Paramount Chief Members of Parliament.The constitution provides that a presidential candidate must obtain at least 55% of the votes for an outright win otherwise the two frontrunners will square up in a run-off vote within two weeks after the declaration of the results of the first round.The ECOWAS Mission, which includes legal, elections, constitutional, gender, civil society and media experts, and secretariat staff of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) are deployed by the ECOWAS Commission in line with the regional protocol on democracy and good governance, which mandates ECOWAS to support member States holding elections. The Mission is supported by a Technical team from the ECOWAS Commission.ECOWAS, after contributing to end the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone has continued to support the consolidation of peace and democracy in the country, which has remained at the bottom of the Human Development Index with some 70% of its estimated seven million population under the poverty line, despite being blessed with abundant mineral resources including diamond, bauxite, titanium and gold.This is the fourth multi-party elections in Sierra Leone since the end of its civil war in 2002, but the first time that authorities in the country would be entirely responsible for the electoral process following the departure of the UN Mission in 2014.ECONEC conducted a Needs Assessment Mission to Sierra Leone in July 2017 led by  Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, President of its governing board and Chair of the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Nigeria. This was followed by  advocacy that resulted in the pledge of some logistical support to Sierra Leone by Nigeria.ECOWAS has also carried out a pre-election fact-finding Mission to Sierra Leone which involved consultations with various stakeholders to ensure peaceful, credible and successful elections for the consolidation of peace and democracy in the country and the region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Turnover is good for Weber State

first_imgSo much better that Howland joked after the matchup was announced Sunday that maybe it wasn’t such a wise decision to call Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal last March and recommend Rahe, a former assistant under StewMorrill at Utah State, for the job. “They shoot the ball extremely well,” Howland said of Weber State. “They’re very well-coached. Their team will be very disciplined, very smart, very heady and it’ll be a difficult game.” Rahe’s remodeling job was impressive, especially considering how quickly he turned around the Wildcats. Eight of the 10 new players are junior-college transfers, and only Midland (Texas) Junior College transfer Arturas Valeika (8.1points and 6.6 rebounds per game) had another Division I scholarship offer. Another player, guard Dezmon Harris (10.9 ppg), signed to attend Weber State – located 40 miles north of Salt Lake City in the town of Ogden, Utah – before visiting the school. Rahe also changed Weber State’s style of play, moving away from former coach Joe Cravens’ motion offense that had no set plays. “You’re going to get a lot of set plays,” said Mike Adras, who coaches Big Sky rival Northern Arizona. “Randy does a good job of when you take something away, going to their counter and trying to beat you with their counters. They’ve been very successful in executing a set play every single possession. If he’s changed anything from the beginning of the year to now, it’s tempo. “They are looking to push the pace a little bit more than they did. He’ll try to switch defenses on (UCLA) to confuse them. He’s not afraid to play man, then zone, and even throw in a little three-quarter-court press thing.” The accelerated development makes sense when one considers the crazy turnover within the program. With few of the players on campus during the summer, the first crack Rahe got at many of Wildcats were during fall workouts. And it is why the Wildcats got off to such a poor start. Weber State’s and UCLA’s common opponents are Washington and BYU, but not much can be gained from either because the Wildcats have developed so much since those December matchups. Washington blew out the Wildcats 80-51, and BYU posted a 73-69 overtime win. The Bruins split two games with Washington (winning 96-74 and losing 61-51), and defeated BYU 82-69 in their season opener. “They’re a very solid team,” Adras said of Weber State. “There’s no flash. There’s not one guy that’s really good. I think they’ve done a great job of accepting what their role is on that team, and then trying to produce in that role. There’s probably guys who would like to be doing more than what their role is, but they’ve accepted that fact.” Senior forward David Patten, who transferred from Pepperdine via Santa Ana College, leads the Wildcats in scoring at 14.4 points per game. He was the only known commodity when it came to the UCLA players’ knowledge of Weber State when the matchup was announced Sunday. Patten, who prepped at ElDorado High of Placentia, played summer basketball with many of the Bruins. Returning guard Juan Pablo Silveira (11.2 ppg) and wing Dan Henry (7.7 ppg) also play significant roles for the Wildcats, who are shooting 49.3 percent from the field, including 39.8 percent from 3-point range. “Once we saw the character of this coaching staff and the character of the guys we brought in, we knew that we could do something special,” Patten said. “Everybody bought in immediately. There were no egos from anyone, from the head coach down. “Coach Rahe has done a phenomenal job of emphasizing team basketball, and that’s what got us to this point.” The only other thing UCLA’s players knew about Weber State in the hour or so after the matchup was announced was that Howland played there. As for Weber State’s location, UCLA wing Josh Shipp said, “I don’t know. We’ll see them in Sacramento.” (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! Thirty minutes after being introduced as Weber State’s new coach last March, Randy Rahe held a team meeting. One player was late. Within a week, four players said they were leaving, and two others were asked not to return. Thus began a most incredible, unforeseen journey to this season’s NCAA Tournament. Before Rahe coached his first game, he brought in 10 new scholarship players, three new walk-ons and stripped away much of the selfishness that poisoned last season’s 10-17 squad. center_img So Rahe, described by colleagues as a straight-shooter and strong tactician, is not being glib when he says there is complete surprise the 14th-seeded Wildcats are in the NCAAs, in which they will face No. 2 seed UCLA on Thursday in the first round of the West Regional at Sacramento’s Arco Arena. “If you would have told me back in August that we’d be sitting here today (in the NCAAs), I’d have told you that you belong in the looney bin,” said Rahe, who was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year on Monday. “We had to get 10kids in April (2006) and there wasn’t a lot to choose from, so we really tried to put a premium on getting high-character kids with a little bit of toughness. And if they had the talent to go with it, that was a bonus, because there wasn’t much there.” The media picked Weber State to finish seventh in the Big Sky. The coaches picked Weber State to finish sixth. Not only did Weber State (20-11), the alma mater of UCLA coach Ben Howland, win the regular-season title, it grabbed the automatic NCAA Tournament berth by defeating Northern Arizona in the conference title game. “Our goal when we started the season was to try and make the Big Sky tournament,” Rahe said. “The chemistry is probably as good as any team I’ve been on. They went out of their way to get to know each other, and they found out they really like each other. We were kind of a mess early, but kept slugging away and coming back to practice, and we got better.” last_img read more

Russia ready for World Cup draw with Spain the team to avoid

first_img0Shares0000Servicemen practice at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 30, 2017, on the eve of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Dec 1 – The real countdown to the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins on Friday as the draw for the tournament is held at a star-studded ceremony in the Kremlin.President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing Russian winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year. Putin and Russia will hope to make the draw itself a memorable occasion and turn the focus firmly to football, and the chosen setting, by Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.The build-up to Russia 2018 has been overshadowed by talk of the controversial awarding of the tournament in the first place, of the friction between Putin’s regime and the West, and of fears over terrorism and hooliganism.Russia’s sporting reputation has also taken a battering after investigations into widespread doping by its athletes, including at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.But now football’s biggest superstars, from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, will find out who stands between them and World Cup glory as the draw begins at 6:00 pm local time (1500 GMT) inside the State Kremlin Palace.“The draw is a historic event, an emotional stage of the preparations for the World Cup,” said Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the World Cup organising committee who has also been implicated in the doping scandal, at a press conference on Friday.The moment has come for Germany to discover who they will meet as they look to become the first nation to successfully defend the title since Brazil in 1962.Messi and Ronaldo, the two players who have dominated the game’s biggest individual accolades over the last decade, will hope to avoid tough draws for Argentina and Portugal respectively in what will surely be their final opportunity to lift the trophy.– Heavyweight contests? –Germany, Brazil and Argentina are all in the first pot along with France, European champions Portugal, Belgium, Poland and the hosts.But if those nations are certain of avoiding each other, danger lurks in pot two, where the Spanish — the 2010 winners rebuilt into a formidable force by Julen Lopetegui — lie along with England.“Whatever happens we will accept it gladly and sportingly. I don’t waste energy thinking about who I prefer and who I don’t,” said Lopetegui, but Spain and England must be crossing their fingers in the hope of being paired with Poland or the Russians.Draw assistant Carles Puyol, former Spain’s defender, poses on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on November 30, 2017, on the eve of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVFIFA will keep apart sides from the same continent with the exception of Europe, which has 14 representatives to go into eight groups.Most sections will therefore contain two European nations, raising the prospect of England or Spain meeting Germany or France in heavyweight contests right away.France and Spain were even drawn together during one practice run of the draw, while alternatively, there is the possibility of England being drawn with Iceland, who humiliated them at Euro 2016.“Our mindset has to be that every opponent at this tournament is a team that can beat you. Equally, every opponent is a team we can beat,” England manager Southgate told reporters on Thursday.– Maradona and Lineker –“Before the draw, there is nothing you can do. You just wait. You need some luck to win the World Cup and it begins here with the draw,” added former France player and coach Laurent Blanc.He is in Moscow to act as an assistant, along with fellow former trophy winners such as Gordon Banks, Fabio Cannavaro, Carles Puyol and a certain Diego Maradona.Germany’s Miroslav Klose, the leading scorer in tournament history, will bring out the trophy, while former England striker-turned TV presenter Gary Lineker will conduct the ceremony along with the Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya.Looking forward to the occasion more than most will be Iceland, the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists making their World Cup debut, and Central American outsiders Panama.Peru and Egypt make long-awaited returns too, and those nations will add something new to a tournament that will be deprived, among others, of four-time winners Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Schedulers are against us, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team were unlucky to lose against Manchester United after playing wellWEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the Premier League fixture schedulers who he claims have handed Chelsea a pre-match advantage ahead of their London derby on Wednesday.Wenger launched a tirade against the fixture list and the standard of Premier League refereeing after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, with even Gunners legend Thierry Henry coming under fire from the Frenchman. Wenger broke Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of 810 Premier League games as a manager but he was in no mood to celebrate as he looked ahead to his side’s next game.“You cannot give West Brom five days to prepare for a game like that when we have three,” said Wenger.“I am ready to play every day as long as our opponent has played the same time recovery over Christmas. It is not normal.“We have the same problem against Chelsea. They played yesterday, we played today, they have one day more again.”A late penalty from Jay Rodriguez rescued a draw for West Brom after Calum Chambers was penalised for handball in a decision that even West Brom boss Alan Pardew admitted was “tough”.“It wasn’t a penalty,” said Wenger at the start of a wide-ranging rant. “It was not a deliberate handball.“He (Chambers) didn’t lift his hand. It was down. Where do you put your hands? You have no pockets in your shorts.“The referee has not seen it. That’s my opinion, he will tell you that he has seen it. Ask him.“I don’t want to waste my time with them, we have to live with the decision, to deal with it and to swallow it and go to the next game.“I’m angry because we have seen and seen the same things again.– Referees ‘untouchable’ –“I did fight very hard for the referees to become professional many years ago with (then Arsenal chairman) David Dein, and they did a good job to allow them to be professional.“But I see no improvement. At the end of the day there are two countries in Europe where you have professional referees, in Italy and in England, and not one English referee will go to the World Cup but everything is alright.“We cannot say a word against it because they’re untouchable.”Alexis Sanchez had fired Arsenal ahead on 83 minutes with a deflected free-kick and celebrated with all of his team-mates just days after the lack of a group celebration for a Sanchez goal against Crystal Palace had prompted TV pundit Henry to claim there were splits in the camp.“I don’t listen to what he (Henry) says,” said Wenger. “I focus on our own problems. That is the important thing.“All these people are paid to talk and it is difficult always to talk and talk and talk and only say things that are true and intelligent.”West Brom have still not won in seven games under Pardew, who sympathised with Wenger over the crucial late penalty.“I’d be very upset if it was given against me,” admitted Pardew. “It was a tough penalty. “Obviously the ball has hit his arm and we’re all a little in the dark about what is a handball and what isn’t.“I can understand Arsene being very angry about that but we deserved it.“We’ve had three or four games here where we’ve not had a break at all. We went toe-to-toe with Arsenal at times, not all the time, but enough times to take them on with attacking intent.“It was good for me to see. The messages are getting through.“It was nice to go into the dressing room and say ‘if you keep doing the right things, you’ll get a break’. And we did get a break.”West Brom take their fight for survival to West Ham on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leipzig to beat Man United and Liverpool to signing of Nottingham Forest starlet

first_imgRB Leipzig have won the race to sign Nottingham Forest starlet Matthew Bondswell, according to reports.Bondswell, a 16-year-old left-back, has not made a senior appearance for Forest, but he’s caught the eye representing the Championship side’s Under-18s, as well as England’s Under-16s. 2 Manchester United and Liverpool are also named in the report as holding an interest in Bondswell, and they may try to hijack the teenager’s move to Germany at the 11th hour.Leipzig plan to sign Bondswell for their Under-19 side, allowing him to develop before introducing the youngster to the senior team. Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off goalless Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Another English youngster, Ademola Lookman, joined Leipzig on loan last season GREAT NEWS ROUND-UP EFL result Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues REPLY impact 2 Well regarded for his athletic abilities, Bondswell won a silver medal in the triple jump at the English Schools Track and Field Championships in the summer of 2017, and he’s claimed golds in the same discipline at both country and schools level. Latest Championship news Sporting director Ralf Rangnick wants to bring Bondswell to Leipzig And Bondswell’s achievements have been noticed by Bundesliga side Leipzig and their head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, formerly of Tottenham.According to BILD, Leipzig appear to have won the race for Bondswell, with the 16-year-old ‘scheduled to come’ to the club from Forest. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ stalemate last_img read more


first_imgThe Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has refused to consider proposals from Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill for a more practical approach to the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS).  The Minister has also refused to budge on the possibility of opening a new scheme this year for farmers coming off REPS 3.Senator Ó Domhnaill, Fianna Fáil’s Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, appealed to Minister Coveney to consider amending the terms and conditions of AEOS to make the criteria more flexible and make the scheme more workable for farmers.  However, the Minister has refused to take the proposals on board.Senator Ó Domhnaill told us: “There has been a huge increase in the number of appeals from farmers to AEOS decisions. The Minister has confirmed to me in response to questions that despite this surge in appeals, just a handful have been upheld. “Meanwhile, I have spoken to so many farmers in my own constituency in Donegal who are suffering losses as a result and are struggling to understand why, given their need for State support. They are now completely at a loss as the Minister refuses to budge on the criteria and refuses to reopen the scheme this year, despite all his promises after coming into power.’He added: “It is becoming increasingly obvious that Minister Coveney’s main priority is protecting large, wealthy farmers at the expense of smaller farmers who are in greater need of support.  I am extremely disappointed that the Minister has failed to take my very practical suggestions on board that would make a real difference to smaller farmers at very little extra expense to the State.”  MINISTER COVENEY ACCUSED OVER CUTBACKS TO DONEGAL FARMERS was last modified: May 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MINISTER COVENEY ACCUSED OVER CUTBACKS TO DONEGAL FARMERSlast_img read more

Neglected student block with big potential up for auction

first_imgA run-down student village with investment potential in Letterkenny is to go up for auction next month.The Port Road Student Village located near the LYIT, near the Joe Bonnar Road, is for sale at a minimum value of €300,000. The 1,200 sq. m block holds 16 apartments consisting of two, three and four bedroom accommodation all with bathrooms, kitchens and living areas.Apartments at Port Road Student Village. Image via O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers.Apartments at Port Road Student Village. Image via O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers.However, the 12 year old building is in need of a major spruce-up throughout.The visibly neglected property is said to hold big investment opportunities for potential buyers. The apartments could yield lucrative returns after refurbishment, according to O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers.Viewing are currently being held at the student village, with a public auction date scheduled for November 10th at the Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway.The advised minimum value is set at €300,000. Neglected student block with big potential up for auction was last modified: October 14th, 2017 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)Tags:POrt Roadpropertystudent villagelast_img read more

Council to send out gritters as temperatures to drop

first_imgDonegal County Council is to send out its team of gritters in the early hours of tomorrow morning.All major routes across the county are to be gritted from 6am (Sunday) in response to dropping temperatures.The routes are all major routes from Bundoran to Buncrana. The Met Eireann forecast reads “Tonight will be mainly dry with clear spells, however a few showers will develop in the south and southwest overnight.“Lowest temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees with a slight ground frost developing. Mist will thicken into fog and become dense in places by morning with slack winds.”Council to send out gritters as temperatures to drop was last modified: March 10th, 2018 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:councildonegalfrostgritterslast_img read more