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  • With key players out, UST Tigresses still figuring out best lineup for UAAP Season 81

    first_imgHead coach Kung Fu Reyes said only a handful are assured of spots in the Golden Tigresses’ roster with some still being deliberated on.Reyes said Cherry Rondina, Milena Alessandrini, rookie Eya Laure, Dimdim Pacres, and Caitlyn Viray are the ones assured of representing UST in the UAAP while the other players still have to fight for the vacant spots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Sisi, Eya, Milena, Dimdim, because we lack players in the wing, and Caitlyn because we don’t have a middle blocker so she’ll become our go-to in that area,” said Reyes in Filipino during the team’s Thursday practice at Quadricentennial Pavilion.“There are three possible rookies who might be included but I really can’t name names for now because there’s still no official lineup yet although we’ve submitted a list to the UAAP already.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:14Carpio 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 The Golden Tigresses will head on to the 2019 tournament without EJ Laure, the Season 77 co-Rookie of the Year with Kath Arado, and Tin Francisco due to injuries but Reyes is confident his team can back from their dreadful Season 80 campaign.UST finished Season 80 with the second-worst record in the league at 4-10, just a couple of games ahead of eighth seed University of the East at 2-12, but Reyes said they can turn things around.“It was really a roller coaster ride on what happened to us last season where we just plummeted,” said Reyes. “We had a lot of unfortunate incidents at the start where we had a couple of injuries so we weren’t able to compete with a full roster.”Alessandrini, who eventually became Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, and libero Rica Rivera both missed several games in 2018 due to injuries and the Golden Tigresses failed to recover from the set back the rest of the year.UST started out the tournament with a pedestrian 2-2 record but lost five straight to practically rule itself out of the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Kei Nishikori comes up aces, rolls into 3rd round in Australia Open View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—The UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament is about to start in a month’s time but University of Santo Tomas still has to finalize its lineup.ADVERTISEMENT “There were a lot of factors but at the end of the day we are the ones responsible for all of these,” said Reyes. “Our campaign this season considerably looks brighter from the one before because the players are healthy, I just wish Tin is here so we can have a full lineup.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

  • Tracker-Flyers start playoffs Friday in Camrose

    first_imgThe Northeastern BC & Yukon Tracker-Flyers begin their playoffs on Friday, as they take to the ice in Camrose, Alberta, for game one of their best-of-three series against the Kodiaks.The series will feature three games (if necessary) in three days, in Alberta, as the Kodiaks have home-ice advantage in the #3 vs. #6 matchup.Camrose won all four regular season matchups between the clubs, but Manager Rick Walters remains confident the Tracker-Flyers can turn the tables.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=1026|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a77e3439d1ffcbab1e2de6f244ed858-rickC-1_1_Pub.mp3] Stay tuned for updates from the tier-1 Midgets as they are available.last_img read more

  • Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

    first_imgHe scored two goals in a pre-season friendly last Friday but is yet to be offered a deal, with cashed-up Valletta dangling a two-year trial-free contract to entice him away earlier this week.But Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms said he had opted against a move to the Maltese Premier League team, which is backed by a group of investors from the Sanban Group in the United Arab Emirates.“There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football,” he told ESPN.“We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta.”Valletta chief executive Ghasston Slimen told the broadcaster: “We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career. The Valletta FC offer is always on the table.”Australia’s domestic A-League season starts this weekend, with the Mariners in action on Sunday away to Brisbane Roar. With no contract, Bolt is not eligible for selection.Club chief executive Shaun Mielekamp said this week the Jamaican “will continue his indefinite training period … until any further notice”.Reports suggest the Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia to decide whether it will contribute to a potential Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) offer to the 100m world record holder.Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on Thursday reported Bolt and Mielekamp sat down for a coffee in the wake of the Malta offer for clarity on his future.It said the 32-year-old, who regards Australia as a second home, might consider accepting less money if it means locking in a contract.Coach Mike Mulvey was reluctant Thursday to talk about Bolt, saying he was not involved in contract negotiations.“I’m really not interested in it (contract speculation) to tell you the truth,” he told reporters.“He’s been great among the guys and I was very happy for him last week with the two goals he scored, but we move on.”Mariners captain Matt Simon dismissed suggestions the chronicles of Bolt were distracting the squad ahead of their A-League opener.“He’s been here for a couple of months now, so everywhere we go with Usain, everyone’s talking about him,” Simon said.“We’ve just been down to business, concentrating on the season and putting into practice what we’ve been doing at training for the last 12 weeks.”Bolt, who retired from athletics last year, has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Since retiring from athletics last year, Usain Bolt has been pursuing his dream of becoming a professional footballer © AFP/File / PETER PARKSSYDNEY, Australia, Oct 18 – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said Thursday.The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving Down Under in August.last_img read more

  • ‘Arsenal signing the Dutch David Luiz’ – Gooners on transfer target

    first_img Arsenal transfer target Virgil van Dijk Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is struggling to field a fully fit defence and as a result has been linked with Celtic stopper Virgil van Dijk.Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy are out and left-back Nacho Monreal is likely to fill the centre-back spot against Hull with Calum Chambers suspended.Wenger has claimed he will look to plug the gap at the back in January, with £8m-rated Van Dijk an option. Speaking to talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, former Gunner Ray Parlour said the Dutchman would be an ideal signing.Find out more about Van Dijk by clicking here. 1last_img read more

  • ‘Mellor, lovely cushioned header, for Gerrrrrrrrrraaaaaarrrrrrd!’

    first_img1 Liverpool v Basel in the Champions League is live exclusively on talkSPORT on Tuesday 9 December 2014.Exactly 10 years ago today, Liverpool came through a must-win final Champions League group game in spectacular style, thanks to a late winner from Steven Gerrard.With time running out and the Reds needing a goal to complete an improbable escape from Group A, the Liverpool captain stepped up to rifle home in front of a joyous Kop.Liverpool had needed to win by two goals to reach the last 16, but fell behind in the first half to leave themselves with a mountain to climb in the second half.But climb it they did, and it was just the start of a miraculous Champions League campaign that culminated in an even more stupendous comeback victory in the Istanbul final.Can they rekindle those memories in the must-win match against Basel? Tune in to talkSPORT to find out. Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the vital goal for Liverpool against Olympiakos in 2004 last_img read more

  • GARDAI, REVENUE AND CAB ON TRAIL OF €10MILLION DONEGAL SCHEME INVESTMENTS

    first_imgTHREE STATE organisations are set to examine ‘every detail’ of an investment scam – including those who ran it and all those who put cash into it, we have learned this evening.Last week donegaldaily.com revealed how the Garda Fraud Squad had raided several premises in Donegal as part of a probe into what they believe was an investment scam – a Ponzi scheme were scamsters pocket most of the cash. This afternoon we were told that three different agencies plan to probe ‘every single aspect’ of the scheme.Gardai, the Criminal Assets Burean and the Revenue investigators want to know where vast sums of cash came from to invest in the scheme in the first place.Then they want to know what the foreign national behind the scam did with the cash.It is a complicated international web of deceit; linked to eastern European mafia figures and scams in the North, England, France and Germany. One frightened source told us today: “Anyone who touched this scheme as a salesperson or as a so-called investor could be in trouble. There are a lot of frightened people in the county tonight.”One of those we spoke to earlier today just wants to get his money back. He has invested a large five figure sum in the scheme and has revealed that a promised refund due yesterday was not forthcoming.And that is the fourth time the scheduled re-payment has been postponed.“I’m at my wits end,” admitted the Donegal man.“This is all the money I have in the world and if I don’t get it back, I am ruined. I was supposed to get the money back on four different occasions and they (those running the scheme) keep postponing.“I don’t even want a return on the cash; I just want my money back. “It all looked so professional. I was given a receipt and had a photocopy of the cheque stapled to that.”Donegaldaily.com understands that one investor is waiting for more than €1M. He is also still waiting.The latest revelations relate to an exclusive donegaldaily.com investigation into a mult-million euro scam headed by a convicted criminal and sold on to dozens of people throughout the county and in the North by a number of well-known Donegal people who may not have known they were being conned.Investors were asked to put money into a scheme which has now been exposed as a so-called Ponzi scam. Investors at the bottom rarely get their money back, although in this case one of the sales people has told one of our contacts that everyone will get their cash. One businessman said he also advised several friends to get out of the scheme after he checked a legitimate business that did invest in buying and selling liquidated stock and companies.It is similar to a scheme run by notorious American Bernard Madoff who stole billions of dollars from investors. His son committed suicide last weekend.Yesterday another Donegal businessman offered a chance to join the get-rich-quick scheme revealed that he had turned it down because he said ‘it was too good to be true’.The businessman from the south of the county has told donegaldaily.com that he also advised other clients that the scheme was a scam – there were no proper documents and it was not regulated by the financial authorities.A Revenue source told us: “We believe a lot of this money that was invested wasn’t clean money and hadn’t even been declared before it was invested. There are a number of major investigations.“Frankly some of this money appears to have come out of nowhere and there are some cases which will end up with the Criminal Assets Bureau.”The so-called Ponzi Scheme is a fraudulent operation that paid returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned.The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.The Donegal scheme involved the scamsters telling investors that they could get between 10% and 40% on their cash investments in just TWO MONTHS.The elaborate ‘get rich quick’ con involved false claims that people were investing in a company approved by Lloyds of London and Deloittes which bought liquidated stock, which was then sold at huge profit. Neither company was actually involved.One investor was told that the company had bought four luxury Bentley cars for just €10k each and re-sold them to wealthy Arabs for ten times that figure. No such transactions ever took place. The cars didn’t exist.Another investor told us that he was told the money was used to buy cheap airline tickets in bulk which were then sold off at huge profit.Anyone with information that can help detectives is asked to call the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation on Dublin 01 666 3766.* YOU CAN SEND US INFORMATION ON THE SCAM IN CONFIDENCE TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM. WE NEVER REVEAL OUR SOURCES.GARDAI, REVENUE AND CAB ON TRAIL OF €10MILLION DONEGAL SCHEME INVESTMENTS was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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

  • WIN TWO FREE PASSES FOR THE WESTPORT FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND FOOD

    first_imgLast year we had an amazing response to our ‘Westport Festival’ competition and this week we’re doing it all again.We’re giving away a weekend pass for two people (you can also bring up to four children) and the competition is completely FREE to enter.All you have to do is to answer the question – Which famous balladeer is headlining the Westport Festival on Saturday night? Send your answer to admin@donegaldaily.com and we’ll announce the winner later this week. And what a festival awaits our winner!The ‘Westport Festival of Music and Food’ a two-day, multi-stage, family-friendly festival is taking place in the grounds of Westport House, one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic homes and parkland estates this Saturday, 29th & Sunday, 30th June.Head to Westport for a fantastic fun filled weekend of entertainment with music from over 50 international and Irish artists including Christy Moore, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Waterboys, Imelda May, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, The Stunning, ABC, Delorentos and Ryan Sheridan; comedy from Reginald D Hunter, Phil Jupitus, Barry Murphy and Colin Murphy with mouth-watering culinary demonstrations by top chefs Derry Clarke, Dylan McGrath, Richard Corrigan, Oliver Dunne, Kevin Dundon and Seamus Commons.The festival has so much to offer we had to make a map!Saturday, 29th June Main Stage Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, The Waterboys, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo, Blind Boys of Alabama, ABC, The High Kings & Red Bull Bedroom Jam Winner – Corner BoyMarquee Stage The Grand Parade (Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish, Wallis Bird, Declan O’Rourke, Mundy & Gavin Glass), The Stunning, Alabama 3, Hayseed Dixie, Gavin James, Julie Feeney, New Sunset HotelThe Roisin Dubh Stage Le Galaxie, Daithi, Tieranniesaur, Funeral Suits, Sleep Thieves, Elaine Mai, In their Thousands, The Depravations, Stephen James BandThe Comedy Tent Reginald D Hunter, Karl Spain, Bernard O’Shea, Barry Murphy, Danny Dowling and Joe Rooney.Chefs Kitchen – Derry Clarke, Seamus Commons, Kevin Dundon Westport House – what a setting for a festival!Sunday, 30th JuneMain Stage Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Imelda May, Squeeze, Martha Wainright, LAPD (Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin), The Cabin Collective, I Draw SlowMarquee Stage Jack Lukeman presents Jack’s Duets, Damien Dempsey, The Clew Bay Pipe Band presents “Pipe-Versity”, Ryan Sheridan, The Riptide Movement, Cry Before Dawn, Hermitage Green, The Silver SeasThe Roisin Dubh Stage Delorentos, Squarehead, Kid Karate, Not Squares, Mojo Gogo, So Cow, Dott, Doghouse, B & The Honey Boy Comedy Tent – Colin Murphy, Joe Rooney, Phil Jupitus, Barry Murphy and Danny Dowling & Gerry MallonChefs Kitchen -Dylan McGrath, Richard Corrigan & Oliver DunnStage times are available on http://www.westportfestival.com/THE ROISIN DUBH STAGEThe Róisín Dubh is a name that is synonymous with live music in the West of Ireland. Not only does the Róisín continually play host to the finest national and international artists, it also promotes events outside the venue, including the Galway Arts Festival Big Top, the Black Box, Radisson Live Lounge and the Seapoint Ballroom.Róisín Dubh has chosen some of their favourite Irish artists, from electronic to bluegrass to rock to perform in Westport. They have provided a cross section of the enormous array of talent from the current incredibly vibrant Irish music scene including Delorentos, Le Galaxie, Squarehead, Daithi, Funeral Suits, Kid Karate, Sleep Thieves, Mojo Gogo, Elaine Mai, In Their Thousands, So Cow, Dott, The Depravations, Doghouse and Stephen James Band.THE FOODThe FOOD&WINE Magazine Village, hosted by Norah Casey, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Tony Fenton, will bring together some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs and restaurateurs for a series of culinary demonstrations. The line-up includes Derry Clarke, Richard Corrigan, Kevin Dundon, Oliver Dunne, Seamus Commons and Dylan McGrath, making the food element of this year’s festival bigger and better than before.These leading chefs will team up with some of the most talented, up and coming commis chefs from catering colleges around the country including the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. The event will not only showcase the wonderful produce the West of Ireland has to offer but will also provide culinary students from the Department of Culinary Arts in GMIT with a platform to work alongside many of their gastronomy heroes. The event is a must for all food lovers who can watch Ireland’s leading culinary professionals demonstrate excellence in their craft whilst also supporting the next generation of professional chefs.”The culinary experts face a unique challenge as each chef has to come up with the perfect dish for one of their favourite musical inspiration; their chosen artist will decide on the day if it’s a hit or a miss! Whether you’re a budding cook or a cordon bleu culinary expert you are guaranteed to learn something from the masters in action. Some lucky diners will be invited to join the Chef’s Table where they can dine on the gourmet feasts prepared by the chefs. Michelin star chef & owner of L’Ecrivain, Derry Clarke said “There will be culinary demonstrations, challenges, discussions, tasting, and we will also have a Chef’s table, where people will be treated to a truly unique and exciting dining experience.”A diverse selection of 29 food producers will present the most exciting and vibrant foods to suit all appetites! From traditional Spanish Paella at Paddy Paella and award winning Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine at Saba to slow roasted pulled-pork at Most Wanted Foods and a selection of delicious chicken wings at The Wing Bar. For those looking to indulge their sweet tooth, Rainbow Delight will host a large selection of top quality nuts, fudge and baklava while Choc-Amore will offer fresh, seasonal fruit smothered in melted Belgium chocolate.PADDY PAELLA, THE WING BAR, ECO BUS CAFÉ, CHOC-AMORE, MANGO CATERING, CREPES IN THE CITY, JUST PASTA, MOST WANTED FOODS, ALFRESCO STONE BAKED PIZZA, KERALA KITCHEN, THE COFFEE BOUTIQUE, FAVARA, RISOTTO2GO, CRANKY YANKEE CORN DOGS, MEAT CURE, CANARD SOUVAGE CONFECTIONERY, MIMI’S CREPES & WAFFLES, THE WILD HOG ROAST, RAINBOW DELIGHT, THE FLYING MACHINE CAFÉ, GOLDENHILL ICE-CREAM, GALWAY CATERING, PIEMINISTER, FIRE & FOOD RESTAURANTS, O’BRIENS EVENT CATERERS, RAMBLIN’ CRAFTS, K-CHIDO MEXICANO, SABA & DRIFTWOOD COFFEE CARTFUN FOR ALL THE FAMILYThe Westport Festival welcomes all ages and of course kids under 12 are allowed in for free accompanied by an adult. Monkey Shine Theatre, one of Ireland’s most exciting children’s theatre companies, will be creating a whole village full of fun and imaginative activities for young festival goers in the picturesque grounds of Westport House.The Enchanted Oak Village will sprout up around the Old oak tree for a weekend of wonderment with a fully scheduled programme of activity start on Saturday and Sunday including…· The Craft Tent – Children will be able to make their own wizard wand, plant a fairy garden, weave a dream catcher or create their own gnome hat.· The Workshop Tent – kids can join a dance class, learn to juggle, play some music or take part in a play. There will be lots to watch too, puppet shows, storytelling and theatre.· Outdoor & Walkabout Performers – Say hello to the Clown, Tea Lady, giant Birds and play silly sports day games· Little Chill Tent – Families can rest and relax with occupation for little hands and seats for tired adults. There will also be Baby Changing Tent.· The Performance Tent – The highlight of the weekend will be a Kid’s Cabaret! Kids will have the chance to, not just watch, but to perform at Westport Festival! Now that’s something to tell your friends.· Installations & Un-facilitated Activities – Dig in the sand pit, Play in the mini truck mine, dress up at the tea party, enjoy the wall of sound percussion area or check out the Fairy play house, Wishing tree, Mushroom seats and Oak tree installation.In addition, Westport House has an amazing award winning Pirate Adventure Park which includes a host of FREE activities for kids and parents too…The Pirate Queen Swinging Ship- Not for the faint hearted, the Pirate Queen will test your head for heights – and your stomach!Pirate Plunge Log Flume Ride – A Pirate Adventure ark favourite, the Pirates Plunge is a splash-tastic log flume water ride that guarantees to entertain (not to mention splashing the passengers).Swan Pedaloe Boats – Families can pedal around the Westport House Lake on eight foot high Swan Pedaloe boats and enjoy views of the House, the Park, Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. The swans are pedal propelled so it’s a fun way to get a little work out during your weekend at the Westport Festival.Westport House Express Train Ride – You can take a short ride through the grounds and watch out for surprises around every corner. Check out the stunning views of the lake, the House, Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.Pirates Playground – Set adjacent to Gracy’s Bar & Cafe, The Pirates Playground offers a slide, climbing frames and rockers to entertain.Gracy’s Bouncy CastleSet in the Pirates Haven, Gracy’s Bouncy Castle provides ideal fun for the younger members of the family. Children will have a ball!Take a guide Tour of the Pirate Adventure Park here http://www.westporthouse.ie/westport-house-and-pirate-adventure-park/pirate-adventure-park-video/ACCOMMODATIONWestport Festival is situated in the very heart of Westport town which was voted Irish Times best place to live in Ireland recently. There is a wonderful selection of hotels within 200 yards of the entrance to our festival and amazing guest houses to stay close by. There is also a first class campsite located in Westport House. Check out http://destinationwestport.com for more info on hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation.CAMPING, CARAVANS & CAMPERVANSWestport House has an established campsite with excellent facilities. With hot water in the showers and real toilets, it’ll provide the best festival camping experience you’ll have all year! Pitch your camp in this gorgeous natural environment surrounded by ancient trees with Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay in the background. It’s a camper’s dream! And you’ll only be a short walk away from all the Festival action and just a 10-minute walk from Westport town.Onsite Facilities include: FREE hot showers, electrics (limited numbers so allocated on a first come-first served basis!), WiFi, recycling, picnic & washing up areas. Onsite bar/café with live music & food open until 11pm. Weekend Festival & Camping Tickets are on sale from the www.westporthouse.ie/shopPAMPERINGThis year we are welcoming the award winning hair stylist Dylan Bradshaw and his team to Westport. Enjoy a glass of bubbles while Dylan and his team pamper you. And have your festival photo taken with Ireland’s most famous photographer Barry McCaul at his photo booth.DYLAN BRADSHAW HAIR SALONRenowned stylist Dylan Bradshaw will be incorporating his pop up dry bar salon into this year’s Westport Festival. Using the revolutionary steam pods from L’Oreal, festival goers will be able to refresh their hair, and create the ultimate festival look without shampooing! The express dry bar will have the talented db nail technicians on hand to tend to your talons and along with the professional db Face makeup team you will be festival fabulous in no time!BARRY MCCALL PHOTO BOOTHTop Irish photographer Barry McCall will have a Photo Booth on site where festivalgoers can get capture their festival memories forever as they have their picture taken in style !CHILDVISIONThe Westport Festival of Music & Food is delighted that ChildVision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children will be their official charity partner for 2013. ChildVision will be at the Westport Festival of Music & Food in Westport House on Saturday, 29 and Sunday 30 June, to give music fans the chance to experience the buzz of the festival blindfolded, putting themselves in the shoes of someone who is visually impaired during the ‘ChildVision Blindfold Challenge’.Festival-goers, who participate in the ChildVision Blindfold Challenge, will have to wear a blindfold and be guided around the music and food festival by a sighted partner. Each pair will be taught how to guide each other so they find out first-hand what is like to be visually impaired or blind. Blindfolds will be available from the ChildVision marquee in the Food & Wine Village.TICKETSTickets for Westport Festival of Music & Food are on sale now via www.westportfestival.com with combined festival and camping tickets on sale through www.westporthouse.ie.· Adult Day Ticket – €75.00· Adult Weekend Ticket – €130.00· Teen Day Ticket* – €40.00 (13-17 years old)· Teen Weekend Ticket* x €65.00 (13-17 year olds).NB Children under 12 are free, once accompanied by a person 18yrs or older – Limit of 2 children per adult. *Teens must be accompanied by an adult, aged 18 years or older.WIN TWO FREE PASSES FOR THE WESTPORT FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND FOOD was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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:competitionfree passesWestport Festivallast_img read more

  • Flag from Iraq is thanks for students’ care packages

    first_img“We fly almost every other day between 9 and 15 hours per flight. Most of what we do here is provide an emergency service for soldiers on the ground,” he wrote. “It is a great pleasure serving our country and an amazing sense of pride comes with knowing that all of you are supporting us.” Cobb said she met Lee and Daniel Davidson through a youth group when she lived in Pasadena and the Davidsons lived in Montrose. Because Lee was stationed in Qatar and Daniel was in the Baghdad area, Cobb suggested that Atherwood students send some letters to their units. “The students sent the care packages and wrote such things as `I love you’ to the troops,” Cobb said. Fourth-grader Tori Thimian, 9, said she wrote to the soldiers about what she and other students were doing in their school. “I thanked them for protecting us. They are not at home, and this gives them a little bit more comfort,” she said. “It’s just really nice of them to send something like the flag that represents them and what they are doing.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – A flag flown in Iraq is being proudly displayed at Atherwood Elementary School in Simi Valley, where students received it this month as a token of appreciation from American troops stationed in the Middle East. Atherwood students for years have been sending care packages, letters and Christmas gifts to American soldiers overseas. At other times, they have collected gifts for a local shelter for battered women and a senior citizen center. “They are awed that their acts of collecting things have impacted the lives of others,” said fourth-grade teacher Elaine Cobb. “I think it instills in the children a sense of responsibility and empowerment, that they have the ability to impact the lives of others in positive ways. It makes them want to do it more and more and more.” The flag was sent to the Atherwood students by the Air Force 12th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron stationed in Qatar. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It was presented Friday to Principal Aileen Buhring, and the students celebrated with a concert that included patriotic songs in an advance celebration of Memorial Day. The flag will be displayed in a case in the school’s main office. Melody Sonnemann, 10, a fourth-grader at Atherwood, said the students want to make sure the troops aren’t forgotten. “They are doing so much. It means a lot for us,” she said. “We wanted to do something for them that they would treasure. It makes them think of home.” In a note with the flag, Airman 1st Class Lee Davidson told the students he had flown more than 300 combat flight hours, and that their letters were greatly appreciated by his entire crew. He said his unit has been deployed off and on since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, spending about 6 months a year in the area. last_img

  • Juventus ‘to make move’ for Premier League ace wanted by Liverpool and Man City

    first_imgJuventus have set their sights on a January swoop for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves following his excellent start to life in the Premier League.Neves, the Portugal international, shone in the Championship last season to help Wolves win promotion, and he’s continued to impress in the top flight. Neves is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the world Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The 21-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, but Wolves have always insisted he is not for sale.The newly-promoted side are determined to keep hold of star assets, with the view of further improving their already strong squad to establish themselves in the first division. Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY shining center_img no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF But their resolve will be tested in January as, according to Tuttosport, Juventus are ready to make a move for Neves.It is reported their sporting director, Fabio Paratici, will lead negotiations with the Molineux club and he is expected to make contact with Wolves next month.last_img read more

  • COMMUNITY ALERT: THIEVES RAID BUSINESS AND STEAL €6,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT

    first_imgThe machine which was stolenCOMMUNITY ALERT: A DONEGAL business owner today issued an urgent appeal for help after her premises were raided.Jennifer McLaughlin, who runs the Beauty House salon in Bridgend, says €6,000 worth of equipment was taken in the raid.She wants to warn people that the thieves may try to sell this equipment online. And she wants to warn other business owners that a criminal gang is once again operating in the area.“I have had my micro pigmentation machine and equipment required to do these treatments stolen,” said Jennifer.“I have worked very hard to buy this machine and it is essential to my business. This machine is usless to most but to me it is my career.“I can not carry out treatments without it. Can everyone please share this Donegal Daily story and keep an eye out on any buy and sell sites. “Or if anyone has approached you trying to sell it please let me know. I am completely devastated and disgusted that someone can just take the tools I require to do my job and make a living. Please please share and keep an eye out. There are very few machines of this brand around.” COMMUNITY ALERT: THIEVES RAID BUSINESS AND STEAL €6,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT was last modified: April 26th, 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)last_img read more