11 Jan

Datebook 5/7

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Zoo animals teeth exhibit, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday, L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive. Member/child pair $10; non-member pair $13. Pre-registration: Call (323) 644-4211. Bremen Town Musicians, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (800) 606-0424. L.A. Baptist Junior/Senior High School Golf Tournament fundraiser, 10 a.m., Robinson Ranch Country Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Registration begins at 7:30. Cost: $195/golfer. Call (661) 252-8484 or (818) 894-5742, Ext. 377. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.comlast_img read more

28 Dec

NOT GUILTY: JURY ACQUIT DONEGAL MAN ON 34 SEX ABUSE CHARGES, NO VERDICT ON 12 OTHERS

first_imgA County Donegal man has been acquitted by a jury of 34 counts of raping and indecently assaulting a woman when she was a child.The jury in the case failed to reach a majority verdict on 12 other counts of indecent assault and rape, they told Mr Justice Paul Carney at the Central Criminal Court.The accused man, now 62, had pleaded not guilty to all charges relating to alleged abuse between January 1965 and June 1975. The man told gardaí that he “feelings” for the woman but they never had a sexual relationship.He told gardaí his foster mother, who was the complainant’s guardian, “became aware of feelings between us and she wanted to interrupt this”.He claimed he was 23 at the time and the complainant was 15 or 16.NOT GUILTY: JURY ACQUIT DONEGAL MAN ON 34 SEX ABUSE CHARGES, NO VERDICT ON 12 OTHERS was last modified: March 30th, 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:NO VERDICT ON 12 OTHERSNOT GUILTY: JURY ACQUIT DONEGAL MAN ON 34 SEX ABUSE CHARGESlast_img read more

27 Dec

Transfer ALERT! Juventus put £52m price tag on Man City and Chelsea target

first_img1 Juventus have slapped a £52million price tag on Manchester City and Chelsea target Alex Sandro.Both Premier League giants have been linked with the Brazilian left-back, who has established himself as one of the best of his kind in world football since arriving at Juve in 2015.It has been suggested that Chelsea have already made a bid of £35m, while City are desperate for new full-backs during this window.But Juventus are in no desperate hurry to sell him, although they have named their price for Sandro.According to Tuttosport, they have told the chasing pack that if they wish to prise Sandro away from them this summer, it will cost no less than £52m.Juve paid Porto around £20m to land him two seasons back and, with his current contract not up until 2020, believe he is worth well over double that fee now.But that fee is not likely to price out either of his Premier League admirers, who may believe it still represents value for money on the 26-year-old. In-demand Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro last_img read more

25 Dec

‘Imagine’ Lennon’s spirit out of museum

first_imgA solitary white piano at a John Lennon retrospective invites visitors to play the song “Imagine.” Curator Emma Lavigne said it was a deliberate effort to make people revisit the song that otherwise “you might hear in a supermarket, doing your shopping.” “The message is still there. This song is still relevant,” she said. “I wanted the exhibition to be as alive as possible, so we don’t say to ourselves that he (Lennon) is in a museum – because I think he would have hated that.” “John Lennon, Unfinished Music” is at the Cite de la Musique in Paris for the next eight months. The exhibition is on two floors: one for Lennon’s childhood and the Beatle years; the other, with white rooms, for the latter period when he was with Yoko Ono. Ono, Lennon’s widow, lent about 90 percent of the hundreds of exhibits that make up the show. The loans left Ono with “holes in her apartment,” Lavigne said. A 1966 pink, yellow and red portrait of Lennon by Andy Warhol, which Lavigne said usually hangs over the fireplace at Ono’s apartment in New York City, is exhibited above an upright Steinway that Lennon played when composing “Double Fantasy.” Other gems: Lennon’s black 1963 Fender Telecaster with a worn fingerboard and rusty pickups; collages he made for Ringo Starr and George Harrison; a 10-minute film of silent crowds in Central Park mourning Lennon’s death; and a copy of Lennon’s original “Imagine” – three verses written on New York Hilton letterhead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

25 Dec

VICA leader quits for new job

first_img He noted that VICA has worked with the California Center for Regional Leadership for a while. “It’s an opportunity for her to work on a statewide scale,” Scott said. Formed in 1949, VICA is now well-known as a business advocacy group throughout Southern California. For example, Herman noted, VICA initiated a campaign in the San Fernando Valley that grew into a successful citywide effort and prompted Los Angeles officials to reform city business-tax policies. Now VICA is focusing its efforts on reforming the Los Angeles Unified School District. VICA has about 300 members who employ about 25,000 workers. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, which focuses on creating jobs and retaining businesses, credits Herman with raising VICA’s profile. “What a loss for them. She’s going to be very hard to replace. She’s given birth to the organization – rebirthed it – and she took it to the next level for advocacy,” Ackerman said. Under Herman’s leadership, VICA became recognized around the state. “I don’t remember it having that kind of respect before she got there,” Ackerman said. — Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It’s a fabulous opportunity. It’s a good stretch for me, and I want to do something that is interesting and challenging,” Herman said. The center, with a staff of seven, is currently based in San Francisco, but Herman said she plans to move the operations to Southern California. She will be working with regional organizations throughout the state. Financial supporters of the center include Bank of America, the Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Morgan Family Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Robert L. Scott, VICA’s chairman, said that he received Herman’s resignation letter on Monday and that it will be hard to replace her. “But there are some good people out there. When we start hunting around, I expect that some capable folks will surface,” he said. Bonny Herman, who helped make the Valley Industry and Commerce Association an advocate for Los Angeles area businesses, has resigned as the group’s president and chief executive officer to take over a statewide nonprofit organization. Herman, who has led VICA for nearly 20 years, will become president and chief executive officer of the California Center for Regional Leadership on Jan. 17, officials said Wednesday. Nick Bollman, the center’s current president and chief executive officer, is retiring in March. He was vacationing in Florida and could not be reached for comment. The leadership center, formed eight years ago, promotes regional solutions for major economic, environmental and societal challenges.last_img read more

24 Dec

Men’s Basketball’s Season Ends At Arch Madness With A 67-58 Loss To Bradley

first_img Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Drake University men’s basketball team suffered a 67-58 loss to Bradley in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to close out its 2016-17 season.De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) led Drake with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists while T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) had 12 points and eight assists. However, the Bulldogs had no answer in the second half for Bradley’s Donte Thomas who scored all 17 of his points in the second half on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds.Darrell Brown and Koch Bar each added 10 points for the Braves as they shot 51.9 percent in the second half to keep the Bulldogs from being able to rally in the second half.Drake (7-24, 5-13 MVC) held an early 9-5 lead eight minutes into the contest as both squads struggled to convert offensively. Through those first eight minutes, the teams were a combined 5-of-25 from the field. Thomas tried to keep Drake’s offense in gear as he scored eight of the team’s first 15 points and finished the half with 10 points.However, Drake was unable to hold on to that early lead as Bradley (13-19, 7-11 MVC) went on a 15-2 run that gave the Braves a 30-19 lead with 3:25 left. The Bulldogs answered the charge on defense by clamping down and holding Bradley without a field goal for the final 3:25 of the half and closing the period on a 7-1 run to trail, 31-26, at halftime. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) added seven first-half points as the two teams combined to shoot just 18-of-56 in the opening half.Drake used a 9-2 run early in the second half to pull within two points, 37-35, behind a pair of three-pointers from Timmer followed by a basket from Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) with 17 minutes left in the period. Neither team could get the upper hand during the next 10 minutes as Drake was unable to take the lead but stayed within six points the entire time until Donte Thomas connected on a three-pointer for Bradley to take a 56-47 lead with 7:16 left. Thomas opened the second half by shooting 7-of-7 for 15 points in the first 13 minutes of the period.That surge gave the Braves enough of a cushion to withstand charges from the Bulldogs the rest of the half. Drake drew as close as four points, 60-56, with 2:42 left, but missed their next five shots to close the game and allow Bradley to advance to the MVC Tournament quarterfinals.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Story Linkslast_img read more

24 Dec

MALIN HEAD FIRE DEATH: GARDAÍ SEAL OFF HOUSE AND APPEAL FOR INFORMATION

first_imgGardaí at Buncrana investigating a fatal house fire which occurred at Carnmalin, Malin Head, County Donegal shortly after midnight today have sealed off the house as part of their inquiries.“The body of a male in his 40’s was recovered from the house, he was pronounced dead at the scene,” said a Garda spokesman tonight.“The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified. A post mortem is to be arranged. The body remains at the scene. No other injuries have been reported. “There was serious damage caused to the house. The scene remains preserved pending a Garda technical examination. Investigations are continuing.”Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who were in the Carnmalin/Malin Head area between the hours of 8pm and midnight on Friday 31st October 2014, to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. MALIN HEAD FIRE DEATH: GARDAÍ SEAL OFF HOUSE AND APPEAL FOR INFORMATION was last modified: November 1st, 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:appealFIRE SERVICEGardaiMalin Headlast_img read more

24 Dec

GARDA CONFIRM SECOND PERSON ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CHURCHILL MURDER

first_imgGardai have now confirmed that a SECOND person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Churchill man Seamus Doherty.The late Seamus Doherty.Donegal Daily revealed earlier this afternoon how a person was arrested last night in connection with their investigation.The 67 year old father-of-four was found dead in the bathroom of his home at Drumancanoo in June, 2012. It was initially thought his death was accidental but a post mortem discovered that he had been severely beaten.Gardai have now confirmed that a SECOND person has ben arrested in connection wiht the death.A statement from gardai confirmed “Gardai investigating the murder of Seamus Doherty on 16th/17th June, 2012 at Drumacanoo, Churchill, Co. Donegal have arrested two people. Mr Dohertyâ•˙s body was discovered at his home on the morning of 17 June, 2012.“A woman (57 years) was arrested yesterday evening, 3rd February, 2015 and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station where she is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. A man (51 years) was arrested this afternoon, Wednesday 4th February, 2015 and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The female remains in custody.” GARDA CONFIRM SECOND PERSON ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CHURCHILL MURDER was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

21 Dec

‘Fine?’ – QPR fans react after Hasselbaink calls for calm

first_imgQPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called for calm after his team’s poor recent results.Hasselbaink has been criticised by fans but has insisted that Rangers  are “fine” and need to focus on the club’s longer-term health.But some supporters on Twitter remain unconvinced….@WestLondonSport An over-reaction he says,and we’re improving,On borrowed time 👋— Tony Ryan (@Tonyryan111) September 23, 2016@WestLondonSport Yep ……………………..and Titanic was unsinkable, according to the Architects— Lager Lout (@lagerlout1966) September 23, 2016@WestLondonSport JFH stating we’re fine. Is just as bad as TF constantly say ‘plenty of positives to be taken’ straight after a defeat.— Boy From The Bush (@jvbernard) September 23, 2016#JFH #QPR ☕️⚽️ #COYRS pic.twitter.com/GHyePjWKzV— Mark Ryan (@MRRyan37) September 23, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

18 Dec

Canoeing development making a mark

first_img1 November 2013South African canoeing development programmes have produced some outstanding successes since 1994, with initiatives like the RMB Change A Life Academy at Nagle Dam outside Pietermaritzburg producing champion paddlers from formerly disadvantaged backgrounds.Now, the Development Academy at Natal Canoe Club (NCC) in Pietermaritzburg is introducing the sport to young children and making huge inroads.With support from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, the programme, which began in April, has so far hosted 1 100 children, and the response has been very encouraging.Sam Phungula heads up the project. He, in turn, answers to Thuthu Manyathi, who oversees the entire development programme. This includes the NCC Development Race, a Dusi Canoe Marathon seeding event, which was recently held for a second time.‘They are loving it’At a recent open day, Phungula spoke about the programme’s successes. “It’s pretty exciting. There are a lot of children who have been taking part and they are loving it,” he said.One of the most notable successes has been the number of girls the project has attracted. “They are the type of people that really want to do this, but they are the ones that are facing the biggest challenges. Since they’re coming from the townships, which are far from here, their parents are concerned about the distances,” Phungula said. The NCC, however, looks after transport for the children.“Most of the girls say they really enjoy the sport a lot, which is good. They’re telling me that in two years’ time there will be many girls participating in the Dusi Canoe Marathon. I am very happy about that,” commented NCC Development Academy member Candy Mavundla, who completed the Dusi Canoe Marathon in a K1 boat for a first time earlier this year.‘I really enjoy that responsibility’“There are many people who are moved to do the sport,” she continued. “Sometimes they even come to my house and say ‘Candy, we also want to come and join your sport’, so I tell them what they need to do. I really enjoy that responsibility.”Participants in the project are taught water safety and how to paddle in guppy boats without paddles before they progress to boats with paddles.A rotational policy splits groups of 40 into two, with one out on the water and the other on land where paddling is discussed and general fitness taken care of. After the sessions the children feast on muffins prepared by Sam Phungula and are provided with transport home.“This programme has given the Development Team such a sense of responsibility and ownership. They are 100 percent responsible for it. It’s very gratifying to see,” said NCC general manager Brett Austen Smith.“I enjoy this a lot, a lot, a lot,” smiled Candy Mavundla. “It has been teaching me about leadership, especially with the coaching, because next year at university I will be doing sports management.”‘Something different about them now’Sam Phungula agreed. “The leadership skills in every one of us have grown a lot. We can talk to people now, we can handle people, even big numbers.“It is very rewarding. Even for the young guys, who are still at school, but are involved in the project, there is something different about them now.”The NCC Development Team has not restricted its involvement with communities to paddling alone. They also took on a community project to assist at an old age home in Imbali. “It has been something different for most of us who have never done something like that,” Phungula said. “We plan to do a community project every year.Reflecting on the visit to the old age home, he added: “We saw something different, something we are not used to seeing, like sick people. It taught us a lot.”Community leadersWatching the children enjoying themselves on the water, Austen Smith pointed out a young boy, not yet 10 years of age. “This chap has been here a few times. He is one of our regulars and you can see how comfortable he is now. He is one of the self-imposed community leaders now. He helps the other guys and tells them what to do. We’ve got a couple of leaders coming out of the communities,” he said.The next step for the NCC development programme will be to unearth some talented paddlers who can go far in the sport. With a club that won four of the six world titles South Africa claimed at the ICF Marathon World Championships in Denmark in September, talented and committed youngsters will find a way to shine.last_img read more