first_imgSTATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP ON DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S REPORT FINDING  NO EVIDENCE OF MISCONDUCT AT SANTA ANITA PARKWe thank District Attorney Lacey’s Office for their diligent work in this robust investigation into whether any conduct or conditions at Santa Anita Park affected the welfare of safety and horses. We are all committed to the same thing–the highest level of equine safety and welfare–and we will continue to do everything possible to promote equine and rider health and safety.  And we are gratified that the District Attorney’s report into the conduct and conditions at Santa Anita Park found no evidence of misconduct.The Stronach Group looks forward to working further with the California Horse Racing Board, industry partners, and other stakeholders to implement recommendations from the taskforce’s report, many of which Santa Anita Park has already started implementing.last_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Approximately 2 1/2 years away from Tokyo’s second Olympics, Coates said he is pleased with the progress organizers have made with the building of venues despite some initial delays on the new national stadium.“It’s not an area that I have any concern,” Coates said. “You are making all your deadlines in construction and I see no reason why in a country as sophisticated that won’t continue to be the case.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202000:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES “You’ve got legislation with the parliament to further strengthen your anti-doping regime so I don’t think you need to hold any fears about the anti-doping environment that the organizing committee, Japan sports and the government will provide,” Coates said on the final day of a three-day evaluation of Tokyo’s preparations.Coates said Japanese organizers have fulfilled their obligations to provide anti-doping at the highest level with an accredited laboratory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“We can’t be relaxed but you’ve certainly laid the groundwork for many, many years for an anti-doping system for the Tokyo Games that will be of the highest integrity,” said Coates, who chairs the 2020 coordination commission.Coates’ comments come after the IOC ruled last week that all Russians must compete under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games following accusations of a state-sponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Despite the ban, Russian officials still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete in South Korea.Coates also spoke about the need for Tokyo organizers to cut costs for the games.The IOC is seeking to make the games more affordable as part of President Thomas Bach’s “Agenda 2020” reforms. In a bid to cut costs, Tokyo organizers have moved several events to existing facilities in neighboring prefectures.Coates said the final budget for Tokyo — which is projected at $12 billion — can be sliced by another $1 billion, a reduction that was relayed to the organizing committee during the previous project review in October.A second version of the budget is set to be released later this month.“There’s something like 900 major contracts involved in delivering the games,” Coates said. “So there is a lot of procurement that is taking place and we have to make sure that procurement is at competitive prices.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori during a joint press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee expects Japan to lead the way against doping when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.IOC vice president John Coates said Wednesday that Japan had “one of the finest records” in the world when it comes to the fight against doping.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer of the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), Momo Cyrus, said he would establish the first private security firm in the West African sub-region in the next two years.He made the disclosure over the weekend at the program which marked SEGAL’s 9th annual staff awards ceremony and the turning over of the National Excellence Award to SEGAL family.Cyrus explained that his plan to establish Liberia’s first private security entity in the West Africa sub-region will strengthen the country’s private security sector and show a distinction between the government and private security firms in the discharge of their duties to protect Liberia.“This plan is based on my passion and dream that I have especially with the huge absence of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) because we have to fully prepare for the challenges ahead,” he said.According to him, negotiations are underway for the establishment of the entity which will be seen by many in and around Africa to provide quality services to the country and other countries that would need their services.SEGAL was awarded the ‘Innovative Security Institution of 2016’ by the National Excellence Awards (NEA), which Cyrus presented to his officers.“SEGAL is the first private institution in Liberia to have received such an award and this dream has come true,” he said. He said the award encourages SEGAL from a national status to an international status with more vigor to partner with government and other national security institutions so as to create a more peaceful and stable country where the rights of all citizens, irrespective of one’s status can be equally protected.Presenting the award to staffers of SEGAL, who worked over the years to get SEGAL where it is today, Cyrus indicated that the award could not have been given, had it not been the collective effort of his officers.During the ceremony, several officers were awarded various certificates ranging from Employee of the Year 2016, staff that performed beyond the call of normal duty, long service as well as territorial counties awards among others. Cyrus meanwhile said, “Giving all praises to God, we are pleased to extend thanks and appreciation to all our employees and clients for their cooperation, their involvement, their endeavors and their support. We welcome the opportunities provided us to work together and help strengthen the security sector of Liberia and safeguard lives and properties through SEGAL.”Cyrus who was seen dancing and giving thanks to God for the success of his company further indicated that SEGAL will always remain diligent, professional and disciplined in executing its call to national duty by providing safety for all, including lives and properties. Mr. Lionel Keller, SEGAL’s Chairman, appreciated “everyone for exerting numerous sacrifices over the years that have brought SEGAL to national and international recognition.”SEGAL officers expressed appreciation to General Manager Cyrus for his courage and work in helping to raise one of Liberia’s best private security agencies that is contributing to peace and improving the lives of Liberians through job opportunities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice poultry farmer used a cutlass to fight off four bandits, two of which were shooting at him. This is the third time for this year that the businessman has been attacked by armed intruders. He was previously attacked on four other occasions over the years.Doodnauth Takpersaud called “Gabar”, who operates a poultry outlet at Clifton Village, Corentyne, Berbice, told Guyana Times on Friday that he realised that he was under attack on Wednesday morning when he saw a strange person on his surveillance monitor.Doodnauth Takpersaud, also known as “Gabar”According to Takpersaud, at about 03:00h he noticed that someone was in his yard. He then asked two female family members to call the police.“When I look at the monitor screen I notice them on the landing and one of them trying to wrench open the window with a crowbar. I also saw a gun in two of them hand and one with a crowbar and one with a cutlass. So I go by the window with my cutlass while the girls gone in the bedroom and trying to call the police, my daughter and a friend,” the frustrated man said. He said that when the window was opened, he used his cutlass to chop the hand of the intruders as he shouted for help.“Bullets start firing from outside but I brace on the wall and firing chops…” the man said.He explained that the bandits were pushing open the window and shooting at the same time but every time it was pushed open he used his cutlass to keep them at bay.On January 3, bandits cut a hole in the fence to the pen and entered. Money, livestock and beverages were removed.According to Takpersaud, he heard strange sounds coming from the chicken pen, which is a part of the poultry outlet. When he looked towards the business outlet, the lights were turned off. He said luckily, the police patrol was passing and the intruders escaped.Back then, Takpersaud had said that he is aware of who the perpetrators are and is now saying that they are the same persons who have been attacking him.Meanwhile, on January 28, two men, one carrying a firearm and the other a cutlass, broke into the home of poultry dealer. At the time, he was asleep.As the bandits broke open a window, he and his family members were awoken and they ran through the front door to the verandah and locked the two bandits in the house. The men then exited the window through which they entered while firing shots at the businessman.“I know I am going to die; I am calling on the Commander, the Commissioner of Police, the Public Security Minister, the Prime Minister and the President; please help me to get protection,” the man pleaded.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential primary campaign has considered – and rejected – a plan to stop competing in Iowa, the traditional kickoff state in the nominating process, and to concentrate instead on later states, including the 20 that will vote on a single day in early February. The recommendation to pull out of Iowa was in a memorandum written by Mike Henry, Clinton’s deputy campaign manager. He made a case that Iowa would consume too much time and money that could be better invested elsewhere. His memorandum, dated May 21, said Clinton would have to spend $15 million and 70 days in the state to be competitive there, and suggested that if she did not pull out she might not have the money she would need for the rapid-fire series of contests that follow. The Iowa caucuses are Jan. 14, with the New Hampshire primary eight days later, Florida a week after that and 22 other states on Feb. 5. The Clinton campaign said Henry’s advice had been rejected. Soon after learning that the memorandum would become public, the Clinton campaign announced that Clinton, a New York Democrat, said she would be campaigning in Iowa on each of the next three weekends. Any hint that Clinton was not committed to winning in Iowa could hurt her there. Recent polls in Iowa have shown Clinton trailing John Edwards from North Carolina and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. And the disclosure of a memorandum suggesting she might not play in Iowa could also have the effect – intended or not – of lowering expectations for her performance there, softening a defeat and or making a victory that much more dramatic. Candidates in both parties have been struggling to adapt to the new calendar, which has the potential to give the candidates alternate routes to the nomination by giving many more states influence over the choice.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s not the opinion of the campaign,” Clinton told Radio Iowa on Wednesday, referring to Henry’s memorandum. “It’s not my opinion.” But the memorandum was evidence of the ways in which the shifting political calendar is forcing campaigns to rethink their traditional strategies and confront complex tradeoffs. “Thirteen of the last 14 major-party nominees have won Iowa, New Hampshire, or both,” Henry wrote, adding: “but I think this old system is about to collapse, and it will happen this year because of the impact of primary elections that are being held on February 5th.” “In effect, the Democratic Party is holding a national primary with over 20 states choosing a nominee on Feb. 5,” the memorandum continued. “This new focus forces us to rethink our overall strategy and assess where our time and money are best spent.” Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign’s communications director, said neither Clinton nor Mark Penn, her chief strategist, had seen the memorandum. last_img read more

first_imgAurivo has announced a €7m investment for a liquid milk processing facility in Killygordon.The expansion at Aurivo, the agri-foods business behind brands including Connacht Gold and Donegal Creameries, is part of an overall €48m, five-year, capital investment programme.Co-operatively owned Aurivo is one of the biggest food producers in the west of Ireland, and was among the potential bidders for cross-border rival LacPatrick, losing out to Lakeland Diaries. Aurivo CEO Aaron Forde said the business remains a potential consolidator in the sector, but is also pursuing its own strategic plan, focused on the investment programme.The programme is being funded from a mix of retained earnings, a banking syndicate of AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank and capital from the society membership, Mr Forde said.The investment has also been supported through Enterprise Ireland. It is aimed at ensuring capacity to support growth in oversees markets in particular, where there is “fantastic demand” across markets, Mr Forde said.The investment will see milk-processing increase by 25pc, to 500 million litres annually by 2022 and dairy ingredients capacity increase by 50pc. “This is all about working to achieve our vision to outperform our peers by becoming leaders in our chosen markets, regionally, nationally and internationally,” he said.Key Aurivo export products include butter – sold under the Kerry Gold brand mainly to continental Europe – notably Germany – as well as the US; and enriched milk powder which is marketed in African and Middle Eastern markets as an adult nutrition product.Aurivo invest €7M in liquid milk processing plant in Killlygordon was last modified: July 19th, 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:Aurivodonegalinvestmentplantprocessinglast_img read more

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: GARDAI and the Central Bank are investigating ANOTHER dodgy pyramid scheme run by a Donegal man who is alleged to have lost hundreds of thousands of euro for investors – as well as himself.Sources say dozens of investors are thought to have lost their cash in the scheme.And it’s not as if they weren’t warned. It follows the case of French crook Francois de Dietrich, the Ballybofey-based fraudster who took millions of euro from investors in a similar con-trick.However the latest scheme, say our sources, was said to be “much more believable” and came from what was believed to be a frontman with a good reputation.Source say he too was duped by another investor – and his investors are believed to have made formal complaints after realising they had been sucked into a pyramid scheme.The schemes offered investors returns of more than 20% – but were actually funded by other investors. Eventually the money in the ‘business’ ran out.“This is another big case of people thinking they could get huge returns on their money but it turns out to have been yet another scam,” said one source.“I think a lot of people will be surprised at those involved.”Another source – whose help led to expose French conman de Dietrich a year ago – told us: “There’s no such thing as a 20% return on anything these days so people who got caught were just greedy. It doesn’t mean they deserved to be cleaned out of their money –  but they were greedy.”De Dietrich (left) is still on the run. A case against him in Belfast for conning 200 Donegal people out of €20M is to be heard in the New Year. Another source told us: “The man behind this scheme is totally innocent. He didn’t know the scheme was dodgy and has vowed to help investors get their money back.”* Were you caught out in the latest scam? We might be able to help. Contact us in complete confidentiality on© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFRAUD PROBE LAUNCHED IN DODGY DONEGAL PYRAMID SCHEME was last modified: December 12th, 2011 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:crookdonegalFrancois de Dietrichfraud inquirylast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Youth Service has announced the 16 finalists for the 2012 Irish Youth Music Awards Donegal Heat.This year saw over 30 young acts from across the county enter the competition, with decisions proving very tough for the assembled team of judges as to who will take to the stage at the final in VOODOO INK in Letterkenny this Saturday.The chosen acts will now compete to have the chance to represent the county at the Irish Youth Music Awards National Final in Liberty Hall in Dublin on April 28th. The 16 acts chosen are:Apollo 6 (Letterkenny)Bonnie Morrell (Letterkenny)Daniel Doak (Creeslough) Don’t Lean Back (Buncrana)Epic Solution (Falcarragh)Geraldine and Debbie (Moville)Jamaican Vampires (Letterkenny)Leila Keeney (New Mills) Loose Bananas (Dungloe)Marli Kerr (Churchill)Rosie Carney (Downings)Sabotage (Dungloe) Slaves of the System (Letterkenny)Sweet Boii AKA Martin Scanlan (Letterkenny)The Candela Ways (Ballybofey)The Capital (Letterkenny)The Irish Youth Music Awards, which is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service, is unique in that the regional final works off a principle where all the competing bands have one vote and they have to select who they think will represent the county best at national final.This is where the work really begins also however, as fellow bands are asked to work together to support the chosen act. If the Donegal act is successful in the national final all the local acts get to be part of a professionally recorded album in Dublin.This is the 5th year of the Irish Youth Music Awards, with Donegal claiming the Paul Clancy Songwriting award in 2011, having previously won the overall award in 2008.At the national final there is also the added bonus of all the bands learning a little bit more about the music industry and meeting representatives from the Irish music industry, and they are judged on all aspect of the Donegal team’s project, such as putting on preparation gigs, photography, styling and fundraising efforts to help bring the band and supporters to the national final.The Regional final takes gets underway this Saturday at 2pm, with admission €5 at the door. This is a non-alcohol event.The Irish Youth Music Awards are a Youth Work Ireland Initiative. For more information on the Irish Youth Music Awards Donegal Heat contact Letterkenny Youth Information Centre on 074-9129640.SIXTEEN DONEGAL ACTS CHOSEN FOR IRISH YOUTH MUSIC AWARD HEATS was last modified: February 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal HeatIrish Youth Music Awardslast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit. Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathize for her because of the punishment that she is going to receive from the heavens,” Cohen told the newspaper. Another rabbi called for Madonna to be thrown out of the community. “Such a woman brings great sin on kabbalah,” Rabbi Israel Deri told Maariv. “I hope that we will have the strength to prevent her from bringing sin upon the holiness of the rabbi (Yitzhak Luria).” Madonna spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment Sunday. The singer and actress was raised a Roman Catholic but has become a follower of Kabbalah in recent years and adopted the Hebrew name Esther. She made a much-publicized visit to Israel in 2004, when she visited many sites important to Kabbalah, but didn’t travel to Luria’s grave. A song on Madonna’s upcoming album dedicated to a Kabbalist rabbi is drawing criticism from other rabbis, the Israeli Maariv daily reported Sunday. The album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” is to be released on Nov. 15 and features a track titled “Isaac” about Yitzhak Luria, a 16th century Jewish mystic and Kabbalah scholar. Rabbis who oversee Luria’s tomb and a seminary in the northern town of Safed are unimpressed with Madonna’s musical tribute and see the inclusion of the song about Luria on the album as an attempt by the pop star to profit from his name. Rabbi Rafael Cohen, head of a seminary named after Luria, suggested Madonna’s actions could lead to divine retribution. – Associated Press 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

first_imgEVERYONE loves Westport.The west Mayo town pulls in hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The man responsible for its development over the past two decades will be in Letterkenny next week to talk about how Westport ticks.The Architectural Technology and the Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction will host an open lecture at LYIT on Monday 6th October in room 1452 from 1.30PM-2.30PM by Simon Walls, Town Architect of Westport.Walls will talk on how Westport was transformed over the last 2 decades to become the beautiful, thriving and destination town it is.All are welcome  CAN TOWNS IN DONEGAL FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WESTPORT AS A TOURIST DESTINATION? was last modified: October 3rd, 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:donegalLectureletterkennyLYITWestportlast_img read more