Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. #5 FEARLESS SAMURAI OWalker 53.02. #3 LADY FAYE AndreePowell4 47.0 11L3. #2 EL MAESTRO RMitchell 53.0 2-1/2L4. #4 GREAT FAITH DDawkins2 50.0 3-1/4LLate scratch : #6 SUPERBOLTWIN: $68.00Final Time : 1:32.1 Splits : 24.2, 46.4, 1:11.3Winner : 3yo ch colt – FEARLESS VISION – SAYURITrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $124.00 Ex: $133.00Trifecta: $72.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #6 NATASHADONTPLAY RMitchell 53.02. #1 SPORTING CLAY AndrePowell3 52.0 1-3/4L3. #5 MINNIFFIA JJackson 54.0 9/2 Neck4. #4 GENUINE FRIEND JPatterson2 50.0 3/4LWIN: $393.00PLACE: $115.00, $66.00, $90.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:14.0,Winner : 6yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – TAWNEE PRINCESSTrainer : UTON STEWART Owner : BANTON DON’T PLAYBred by RUSSELL MARSHALL JR.Qu: $989.00 Ex: $2,987.00D/E: $776.00Superfecta: $12,047.00CITY OF KINGSTON CENTENARY CUPRace 3 1600 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)*1. #3 IAN LINKS OWalker 56.02. #6 DR BANNER JErwin 56.0 Neck3. #5 STIR IT UP PHolder 54.0 1-1/2L4. #1 UNBREAKABLE SMuir 55.0 7- 1/2LLate scratch : #4 ITALIANOWIN: $68.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.4, 47.3, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – WITCHCRAFTTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: IAN LODGEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $238.00 Ex: $301.00D/E: $596.00Trifecta: $369.00Rolling Triple: $1,515.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #5 LIGHT BRIGADE SMuir 56.0*2. #8 SOUND OF MIRACLE JPatterson2 51.0 3-1/2L3. #7 STEVE’S REAL AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. #4 KING NEBARUE NBerger4 51.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #3 LA MADRINAWIN: $118.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.1Winner : 8yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – OCEAN LINERTrainer : TYRONE PRINCE Owner : GEORGE WHITEBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQu: $89.00 Ex: $230.00D/E: $205.00Superfecta: $343.00Rolling Triple: $1,338.00Race 5 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #7 DONTAE WHenry 52.02. #8 RADICAL OWalker 56.0 Nose*3. #1 PROUD OF NUCLEAR DaneNelson 56.0 6L4. #3 SUBBIE AChatrie 52.5 7-1/2LWIN: $307.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:40.1 Splits : 24.2, 47.1, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo colt – FEARLESS VISION – EIGHTEEN KARATTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ANDREW DONALDSBred by ANDREW DONALDSQu: $343.00 Ex: $740.00D/E: $799.00Superfecta: $2,071.00Rolling Triple: $3,265.00Race 6 1500 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #5 SHARP SKIRT RMitchell 55.02. #4 CONCLUSION DaneNelson 57.0 1/2L*3. #6 LEEKOUT SEllis 57.0 5-1/2L4. #1 DONOFTHETOWN OWhite 55.0 9-1/2LWIN: $204.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:36.2 Splits : 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.1Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – EAST WINDTrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner: EDGAR LLEWELLYN & ELVIN DUNCANBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $267.00 Ex: $669.00D/E: $897.00Superfecta: $1,188.00Rolling Triple: $4,949.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE 23/9/20161. #7 MANDEYA JJackson 55.02. #12 SOJOURNER TRUTH LMiller 50.0 3-1/2L3. #1 BEAST MWard4 49.0 3/4L*4. #11 IGNITION JInnis2 48.5 Neck5. #10 SIR ROLAND OBennett 53.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #8 DANISH BROWNWIN: $315.00PLACE: $89.00, $167.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 6yo ch colt – HOMING INSTINCT – PASSIONTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : GARTH SAMUELSBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,798.00 Ex: $1,914.00D/E: $836.00Trifecta: $3,400.00Hi-5: $25,653.50Rolling Triple: $12,196.00Super-6: $149,349.80Race 8 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #3 CORALANDO DaneNelson 53.52. #1 HEY CHAMP LSteadman2 54.5 2-1/4L3. #6 YOLOVE OWhite 51.0 8/1 Head4. #2 DON AMIGO JInnis2 51.0 7-1/2LWIN: $98.00PLACE: $53.00, $61.00, $92.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.3, 48.1, 1:13.1Winner : 4yo b colt – OUTRIGGER – ISLAMORADATrainer : TENSANG CHUNG Owner : DELCAR STABLESBred by FRANZ JOBSONQu: $125.00 Ex: $255.00D/E: $320.00Trifecta: $738.00Rolling Triple: $2,198.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #9 LAZZA DaneNelson 54.02. #16 KIMBERLY GOLD WHenry 52.0 2-3/4L*3. #8 MARKOFAPRINCE SEllis 54.0 1L4. #15 VICIOUS LOOK OMullings 56.0 1-1/2L5. #2 SAMORA LSteadman2 54.5 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA OFoster 54.0WIN: $1647.00PLACE: $682.00, $145.00, $123.00Final Time : 0:59.4 Splits : 22.3, 46.0Winner : 5yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer: LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO B. ROBINSONQu: $5,565.00 Ex: $12,502.00D/E: $2,838.00Trifecta: $16,440.00Hi-5: $73,832.00Rolling Triple: $19,939.00Pick-4: $119,384.00Super-6: $1,569,516.00Pick-9: $38,838.00; $522.50Carry-over : $3,846,110.10PlacePot 8: $8,637.00
The government of Liberia is poised to bestow a distinction on United States Ebola survivor and hero, Dr. Kent Brantly, who became infected with the virus while serving in Liberia during the heat of the Ebola crisis.The government has said this year’s July 26 Independence celebration is dedicated to people who were in the frontline fighting Ebola, adding that Dr. Brantley is listed among those to be honored during the country’s 168th independence celebrations scheduled to be held in Greenville, Sinoe County. The honor will be bestowed in recognition of their sacrifices made for Liberia and its people.The disclosure was made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last week when she received the American doctor and his family at the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Brantly, who was working with the Samaritan Purse medical team, contracted the deadly EVD while attending to patients at the Ebola Treatment Center at the ELWA hospital during the height of the Ebola crisis. He was immediately airlifted to the US for intensive treatment.He was one of two US medical practitioners to have become infected with the deadly virus while serving in Liberia. The other is Madam Nancy Writebol who also worked at the ELWA health center where she contracted the virus. It is not yet known whether she will also be honored at the Greenville ceremony.President Sirleaf hailed Dr. Kent Brantly for his humanitarian services to Liberia and its people and recalled how he contracted the virus and risked losing his life only to help the country fight the world’s deadliest ever outbreak that was killing Liberians in their numbers.Dr. Brantly became the first American to be infected by the Ebola Virus Disease. His case brought more publicity on the effects of the outbreak, thereby attracting more attention and assistance from around the world.President Sirleaf earlier welcomed Dr. Brantly and his family back to Liberia and informed him that Liberians appreciate him and recognized the risk he took under very difficult circumstances to serve this country during the Ebola crisis. Liberians are even more grateful that he and his family chose to return to Liberia.She lauded Dr. Brantly’s wife, Amber, for the support given Dr. Brantly during his mission to Liberia and at the time of his ailment. “The children may not have known exactly what was going on but I am sure they missed daddy. This kind of family support is a real example of family commitment to excellence and service,” the President indicated.Dr. Brantly, in response, said it is an incredible honor for him to be selected for a national honor during the celebration of the country’s independence, ironically coinciding with the date he was diagnosed of the EVD and was tested positive on July 26, 2014.Unfortunately, Dr. Brantly said he will be unable to receive the honor in person, but has requested that Dr. John Fankhauser of the ELWA Hospital represent him at the honoring ceremonies.Dr. Brantley said he was impressed with the level of support he received during his ailment. While churches and friends around the world were praying for him, Liberia was also supportive. He said he watched President Sirleaf on TV wishing him a speedy recovery while in the hospital.He was also impressed by the international attention his illness attracted to Liberia. He called on partners to remain supportive of the fight against Ebola in the region, and on communities to stop discrimination against Ebola survivors.Dr. Brantly expressed happiness at being able to return to Liberia and for the defeat of the Ebola virus disease. He pointed out that many people from around the world have thanked him for the work he has done for Liberia and Africa as a whole, but believes he has done very little.“I am glad that my ailment brought a lot of attention to Liberia and the rest of the affected countries and how it helped to enhance more support and ended the crisis. The many prayers for me, my family and Liberia during my ailment was great and I want to personally thank you for your leadership before, during and after the Ebola crisis,” Dr. Brantly stressed.Dr. Brantly indicated that he was glad to join Liberians in celebrating the defeat of the virus from the country; but urged all to be concerned about Guinea and Sierra Leone because until it is over in the region and the other affected countries, the Ebola crisis is not over.“I am pleased to be of service to humanity and will continue to do so for as long as God grants me breath. Stigmatization and discrimination against Ebola survivors is a part of the problem that exits and I have spoken out against that as a part of our message here in Liberia,” Dr. Brantly said.“Madam President, I was able to see you many times on the television mentioning that you, your government and the Liberian people were concerned and praying for me and all other ailing people from the virus and I would like to personally thank you for this,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Arturo Vidal in action for Juventus Real Madrid have joined Liverpool as frontrunners in the race to buy Arturo Vidal from Juventus.The Spanish giants will unveil Rafael Benitez as their new manager this week and are keen on securing a marquee signing in the early stages of his tenure.With Sami Khedira set to leave the Bernabeu, Los Blancos want to bolster their midfield and see the Chilean as an ideal replacement.According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Benitez has already told Madrid who he wants to bring in this summer and Vidal is thought to be at the top of his wishlist.Arsenal were linked with the 22-year-old last week but manager Arsene Wenger declared his interest in the Juve star was over after the FA Cup Final win over Aston Villa.
It looks like Manchester United have a real gem on their hands in Marcus Rashford.The 18-year-old striker has emerged as the Red Devils’ newest star with four goals in his first two senior United appearances this past week, scoring a brace against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League and another in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal.With his seemingly natural goalscoring ability, eye for a pass and rapid speed, it’s clear to see what the senior management saw in him ahead of handing him a first-team promotion.And now you can see for yourself with these highlights of the youngster in action for the club’s Under-21s side.Check out a selection of Rashford’s goals in the video above!
Portsalon Captains DayPreparations are now completed for the 2011 Captains Prize at Portsalon Golf Club. The highlight of any golfers dream is to have the title of club captain bestowed on them by the members and this years captain at Portsalon Golf Club is Donal Callaghan. Donal’s Captains Day will be played on Saturday 6th August . A time sheet is in operation for the past few weeks and members should not that only a few places remain. Presentation of prizes will take place in the club house at 10 pm The evening will concluded with music and dancing. The President Wm Mc Cleary and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to wish Donal Callaghan success on this his special day at Portsalon Golf Club.Results On Saturday last the Sean Mc Gettigan open golf classic was staged at Portsalon golf club. The event as in previous years attracted a large turnout.In addition to playing on the golden ‘’Banks’’ of Ballymastocker Bay the golfers were treated to an excellent meal with a wide variety of meats and fish on offer. The results were as follows; winners O Mc Gettigan, M Mc Gettigan , J Harley and J Corry with 100 points, 2nd J Friel, N Mc Conigley, D O’Toole and S Barrett 96 points, 3rd C Toland, J Mc Grath, T Russell, DDeeney with 93 point. The Captain Donal Callaghan thanked Sean Mc Gettigan for organising the event and preparing such a magnificent meal on the day. The winner of the Wenesday open played on 20th was P Mc Daid (14) Letterkenny 41 points, 2nd S Faulkner (10) 39 Gross D P Logue (5) 32 points 3rd A Conaghan (21) Letterkenny 39 points. The CSS was 36 points. On Sunday the open winner was J Mc Gettigan (15) 41 points, 2nd T Russell (11) 39 points Gross D P Logue (5) 33 points 3rd B Nash (18) 38 points. The CSS was 36 points. On Monday 1st August the winner of the open competition was S Kelly (9) 41 points, 2nd M Crowley (11) Strabane 39 points, Gross C Davidson (15) Letterkenny 25 points, 3rd D Malone (19) Charleville 38 points. The CSS was 36 points.Team NewsThe first leg of the Donegal League semi final was staged at Portsalon on Friday evening and the result will see the Portsalon team taking a four and half to a half match lead to Ballyliffen. EventsOn Saturday 6th August its Donal Callaghan’s Captain’s Day. On Sunday 7th August there is a members competition and on Wednesday 10th August there is a gents 18 hole stableford competition.Some dates to rememberSaturday 13th August the Diarmad Coll sponsored open,Wednesday 17th gents open, Friday 19th Cancer open ladies and gents.Saturday 20th August will be President Willie Mc Clearys dayMatch Play Members are reminded that theall match play who are due to have their match played should note that in the event of the matches not being played by the due date a draw will take place to determine who proceeds to the next round.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot Bags Members and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 2nd, 2011 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:Portsalon Golf Club Notes
DONEGAL sports agent Ricky Simms has helped Usain Bolt strike gold again.And this time the fastest man on earth can go from 0 to 100m in less than TWO seconds.Finn Valley AC member and Milford native Ricky does deals to make sure all his sports stars do well off the track. And he’s just added this Special edition personalised Nissan GTR Spec Bolt to Usain’s collection.Of course the car just had to be gold!Six-time Olympic champion Usain says he is delighted.The Jamaican had been a Nissan brand ambassador and has promoted the company’s Global Brand Campaign which began in April 2012 – part of a deal struck by Simms PACE Sports Management company. RICKY HELPS USAIN BOLT TO STRIKE GOLD AGAIN! was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:RICKY HELPS USAIN BOLT TO STRIKE GOLD AGAIN!
Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF ADVICE The Dutch FA has condemned Teze’s actions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Dutch U20 defender Jordan Teze has been given an indefinite suspension for spitting at a German rival.The 19-year-old spat at Germany captain Salih Ozcan in a friendly on Friday. Latest Football News huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 2 Coach Bert Konterman apologised on the player’s behalf after the draw, he said: “During this quarrel things have happened over and over again that cannot happen. There has been a spit.“Both we and our team, Jordan himself, think that this does not belong on a football field and certainly does not belong to a player who plays for his country.”The incident has inevitably drawn comparisons with Frank Rijkaard’s spit at Rudi Voller at the 1990 World Cup. Teze, who plays his club football with PSV Eindhoven chased the midfielder before spitting phlegm on his opponent’s back.The Netherlands Football Association condemned Teze’s actions and issued the ban.A statement read: “That’s the worst thing you can do to an opponent, we cannot tolerate this action.”Teze committed the act after the match ended 1-1, with the Germans missing a last-minute penalty. Rijkaard’s spit on Voller at Italia 90 is one of the most iconic moments in World Cup history for all the wrong reasons
SINN FÉIN TD Padraig MacLochlainn has launched a scathing attack on political corruption in Ireland – and a defence of Fianna Fáil grassroots supporters.Deputy MacLochlainn was speaking in the wake of the damning Mahon Tribunal final report was has left the reputation of ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in tatters.The report also found against other senior members of Fianna Fáil, as well as Fine Gael and Labour councillors. No allegations ever emerged in relation to Co Donegal in the Mahon investigation.Asked by donegaldaily.com for his view, Deputy MacLochlainn told us: “The Mahon report is a damning indictment of the culture of corruption and entitlement that has poisoned politics in this state for so long.Being elected as a public representative is a privilege and should be a vocation. What has emerged now from tribunal report after tribunal report amounts to an outright betrayal of our people”“The ordinary decent grassroots members of Fianna Fáil were betrayed by their leaders over almost three decades and in turn the hundreds of thousands of people across Ireland who put their trust in Fianna Fáil were betrayed.”The Donegal North East TD went on: “This insidious relationship between Government and big business is of course the very reason why the Irish people have lost our economic sovereignty today. Is this what our heroes of 1916 and the War of Independence fought and died for?” “The task for all of us in politics today is to ensure that this is never allowed to happen again. It will take along time for people to trust the political process again.”No investigations, garda inquiries or probes have ever emerged in Co Donegal.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyMAHON REPORT: ‘HEROES OF 1916 BETRAYED BY FIANNA FÁIL CORRUPTION’ – DONEGAL TD was last modified: March 23rd, 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:MAHON REPORT: ‘HEROES OF 1916 BETRAYED BY FIANNA FÁIL CORRUPTION’ – DONEGAL TD
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A Parents Preview tour will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, also in the Greeley Building. This informative program introduces expectant parents to the hospital’s maternity services, including patient registration and business office procedures. This is an adult-only tour. For information about either hospital tour, call (661) 253-8051. – Daily News Foster, adoptive parents needed CANYON COUNTRY – The Children’s Bureau is in need of foster and adoptive parents for children in need of loving homes. Qualifying families receive extensive training, financial assistance and 24-hour support to aid in the care of their foster or adoptive children. Children’s Bureau is dedicated to helping children remain with their siblings, so families who can give several children a home are especially in demand. A meeting will be held for those who are interested from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. For information, call (800) 730-3933, Ext. 203 or visit the Children’s Bureau Web site at www.all4kids.org. – Daily News Artists can share work at meeting VALENCIA – Artists of all types are invited to share their work and creative vision at a Round Table event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. The event, sponsored by Artists Helping Artists, is open to anyone involved in the arts including musicians, fine artists, writers, actors, poets, songwriters and arts educators. Those who attend are encouraged to bring business cards, fliers and portfolios. The suggested donation is $2 for Aha! members or $4 for returning nonmembers. The meeting is free to all first-time attendees. For information, call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242 or e-mail her at AHA@TrishLester.com. – Daily News Tyke Hike planned at local hospital VALENCIA – A Tyke Hike will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Greeley Building at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Designed for siblings of new babies, the Tyke Hike gives children the opportunity to learn about what having a new baby in the house is all about. Children will learn how to behave safely around a newborn, the proper way to hold a baby and where their mom stays when she comes to the hospital. Workshop to aid small businesses VALENCIA – A free workshop titled Disaster Recovery for Small/Medium Businesses will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. The goal of this workshop is to educate small and medium business owners on the importance of preparation, planning and testing in ensuring their business survives a disaster. Steps on how to implement a plan for continued operation of the business after a disaster will be discussed. For information, or to register for the workshop, call (661) 702-9049. – Daily News Harvest Festival to feature games VALENCIA – A Harvest Festival featuring carnival games, an autumn craft and refreshments will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Admission is free, but a donation of a canned food item for the SCV Food Pantry is requested. For information, call the library at (661) 259-8942. – Daily News Kids can attend free Reptile Club NEWHALL – The Reptile Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 20 for ages 7 to 12 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 for ages 13 to 17 at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. There will be live animal displays and a reptile related topic to discuss during each session. Topics will include native reptiles and amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodiles and alligators and more. The club is free and is sponsored by Pet Adventure of Canyon Country. For information, call the Nature Center at (661) 259-7721. – Daily News Advisory Council seeking members NEWHALL – The Advisory Council of the SCV Senior Center invites interested residents to apply for membership. There is no cost and membership involves only a couple of hours a month for meetings. The next meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Come to visit and meet the current members. For information, call (661) 259-9444. – Daily News Toy Express set for ninth season SANTA CLARITA – The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express is preparing for its ninth season of collecting toys for disadvantaged children. Metrolink will once again be partnering with Southern California firefighters for an annual Spark of Love toy drive. The Newhall and Santa Clarita stations will be accepting donations at 8:25 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., respectively, on Nov. 25. The Via Princessa station will be collecting toys at 8:10 p.m. Dec. 10. A Metrolink train, completely decked out in holiday lights, will stop at each station and present a free show featuring Santa Claus while the firefighters collect toys. For information about the Holiday Toy Express, call Francisco Oaxaca at (213) 425-0255. – Daily News Tour is to feature decorated homes The Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Home Tour League will present its 25th annual Holiday Home Tour, featuring four local homes decorated for the holidays, on Dec. 3. The homes featured this year include a custom-built, country-style home in Newhall; a traditional Peachland estate in Newhall; a custom-built Sand Canyon home; and a modern Robinson Ranch home. The tour is open to all adults and children over 12 years of age and will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Dec. 3. A holiday boutique will take place in conjunction with the Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Assembly Hall in Newhall. Home tour tickets are $20, or can be purchased the day of the event for $25. The holiday boutique is open to the public at no charge. For information, or for ticket locations, call the hospital’s Health Foundation office at (661) 253-8082. – Daily News Coping with grief focus of session VALENCIA – Jeff Zhorne, director of the Grief Program of Santa Clarita, is offering a free community presentation on moving through loss, grief resolution and learning to risk in relationships again. Reactions to loss vary widely and most people have little education about their responses. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m Monday in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. For information, call (661) 810-9157 or visit www.thegriefprogram.com. – Daily News Contests backed by DAR chapter SANTA CLARITA – The Alliklik chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is the local sponsor of the Junior American Citizen contest for students in preschool through 12th grade and an American History essay contest for students in grades five through 12. The JAC contest consists of either a work of art or a work of creative expression. All works should be original and should follow the theme “Benjamin Franklin: The Many Talents of an American Patriot.” The theme for the American History essay contest for grades five through eight is “Benjamin Franklin: More than a Revolutionary.” The theme for grades nine through 12 is “The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts.” The deadline to enter each contest is 5 p.m. Dec. 17. For information and a list of complete contest rules, call Donna Yantis at (661) 259-1610. – Daily News Donations sought for teen memorial SAUGUS – The city of Santa Clarita’s Blue Ribbon Committee is seeking donations for the construction of a Teen Memorial at Central Park to commemorate the many teens that have lost their lives in traffic incidents in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Blue Ribbon Committee, which is spearheading the memorial, provides education and special programs for teens. For information, call Tess Simgen at City Hall at (661) 255-4956. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Austrian woman Antonia Leifner watches agonisingly as the 5 pilot whales slowly die on the beach at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Co. Donega. (North West Newspix)A fed-up whale watcher has miraculously rescued two pilot whales which had been left to die on a Falcarragh beach.The two Pilot Whales were part of the pod of 13 whales which had beached at Ballyness Bay.The whales had been rescued twice after first being spotted on Monday morning by a passing jogger. However seven of the whales beached again on Monday afternoon at 5pm.A decision was made by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to leave the whales to die on the beach and then to bury them.Passers-by were left visibly upset as the whales tried to breath on the sand.The NPWS had warned people not to touch the animals and Gardai had advised people not to visit the beach. However Gareth Doherty, the owner of a local sailing company who had ben involved in the original rescue of the whales, decided he could not stand by and watch.He gathered some other volunteers and arrived back at the beach in the early hours of this morning.By the time the whales were put back to see they had been left stranded on the beach for around 36 hours.Two of the whales were in a bad condition but two of the others, measuring 3.8 and 4 metres in length, were still in good conditions.Aided by the high tide around 4am, Gareth and other volunteers managed to put the two whales back out to sea. Garreth said “We could not just stand by and watch these animals suffer anymore.“They were in up to two feet of water which kept them alive and in a hole which must have been dug by the council.“We put them on their side and managed to get them out into deeper water.“We brought them out into deeper water and they swam away. We haven’t seen them since but we will monitor them and put them back to sea again if need be. “As an animal lover I just could not sit back and watch them die without trying to save them,” he said.MAN RESCUES TWO WHALES WHICH WERE LEFT TO DIE ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: July 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyness BeachdonegalFalcarraghGareth Doherty