Garey is anxious about league opener

first_img “It’s tough, because we can’t match them turnout-wise, and they have the youth programs we don’t have,” Albaugh said. “There’s definitely an intimidation factor.” Needless to say, Albaugh isn’t thrilled to see Miramonte League play commence tonight although there is a bright spot to playing in the five-team league: “We really only have to win two games,” Albaugh said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’re hoping some teams take us lightly, and maybe we can sneak up on a couple teams.” Los Altos (4-1) and Bonita (5-0) are apparently the teams to beat, with Charter Oak (3-2) and Wilson (3-2) not far behind. Garey’s challenge is to right the ship after a 1-4 start. “From what I’ve been hearing, Los Altos is pretty tough,” Bonita coach Eric Podley said. “Charter Oak is a team to contend with, and Wilson had a pretty good preseason.” Since there are just five teams in the league, one squad takes a bye every week, with Bonita’s turn coming right away. By the time the Bearcats actually start Miramonte play, one of the top contenders – Los Altos or Charter Oak – will already have one league loss. Those two play each other tonight. Jason Albaugh is halfway through his first year as Garey’s head football coach, but Miramonte League play is nothing new to him. As a Garey assistant the six previous years, Albaugh watched teams like Los Altos, Charter Oak and Bonita storm through and beat his Vikings, time after time. Not once did Garey beat those squads. center_img Garey, meanwhile, opens with Wilson. Albaugh said his new offense and new defense might actually help fool opposing teams. “I’m a new coach, so they don’t know what to expect when they see us,” he said. 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

People with disabilities to gain access to new transport training centre

first_imgA new national transport training centre will open next year for people with disabilities to help them to confidently and independently use public transport, an Oireachtas committee has heard.The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) launched their pre-budget submission for Budget 2020 as part of a political briefing for Oireachtas members on Wednesday.The location of the centre will be announced by the end of July and it is expected construction works will be completed next year. The submission focuses on six key Government Departments where urgent action is required to assist the almost 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland, a number which is steadily increasing.There are 2,068 blind or visually impaired people living in County Donegal.Kevin Kelly, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns with NCBI said: “While our Pre-Budget Submission recommends changes across many Government departments to improve the lives of people who are blind and vision impaired, of particular importance is the need to expand the Free Travel Scheme and ensure universal access to Assistive Technology.“Presently, the Free Travel Pass offered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is hugely valued by those who can avail of it. “Being able to travel independently on public transport is so important for people who are blind or vision impaired. However, the eligibility criteria to obtain a Free Travel Pass is very restrictive and inflexible.“Over 700 of our service users cannot see enough to obtain a driver’s licence yet do not qualify to be registered blind and obtain the Free Travel Pass so they have to incur additional expenses to avail of public transport or taxis.This inequity can be removed in Budget 2020 to include those with a long-term eye condition that renders their level of vision insufficient to obtain a driver’s licence.”Its primary aim of the NCBI is to provide short term comprehensive instruction designed to teach people with disabilities how to travel safely and independently using public transportation.It will include full-size replicas of bus, train and tram vehicles that will be used to familiarise users with how to safely and confidently use these modes on a day-to-day basis.Separately, funding for assistive technology allocated by the HSE is fragmented and uncoordinated. As a result, many people who are blind and visually impaired are unable to afford the upfront costs of essential assistive technology and have to go without meaning they are both economically and socially disadvantaged. Advertisement “There needs to be fair and equal access to assistive technology for all people who are blind and visually impaired across the country, regardless of where the person lives,” NCBI advocate Aoife Watson said.“At the moment it is a postcode lottery!“Currently, the HSE does not fund smartphones under the Technical Aids Grant, despite smartphones being often the most accessible for a person with sight loss and the developments in technology such as the Siri intelligent assistance tool, built-in screen reader (Voice Over) and screen magnification are indispensable,” Watson added.“Ironically if they moved to fund these devices it could result in savings as the assistive technology comes as standard rather than having to be a separate purchase.” Advertisement People with disabilities to gain access to new transport training centre was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000

first_imgOne of south Donegal’s oldest and well-known pubs has been placed on the market, it has emerged. Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille, which was built over 200 years ago, has been a popular well-loved watering hole for tourists who visit the Gaeltacht village. However, after years of falling into disrepair, the current owners have now took the decision to sell the pub.The folk village is on the Atlantic coast west of Donegal Town in the north-west of Ireland. It consists of several small cottages in the Gaeltacht.It was built and maintained by the local people and it is one of Ireland’s best living-history museums.Biddy’s Bar of GlencolmcilleThe cottages are exact replicas of those used by local people in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and fitted with the furniture of this period.The property can be found listed on “We are delighted to offer for sale, this former traditional public house known locally as Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille. The property comprises of a two-storey detached building consisting of a bar and lounge that extends to approximately 216 sq.m / 2,325 sq.ft in area. “The ground floor comprises of a bar with direct access onto the main street and is connected to a separate lounge.“The first-floor accommodation positioned over the ground floor also consists of a bar and lounge and features a double-height vaulted ceiling with exposed stone walls.“The remaining accommodation comprises of a sizable lean-to consisting an open-span bar with independent access.”Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000 was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Fulham v Reading line-ups: Whites duo ruled out, Johansen back, Royals make three changes

first_imgFulham make three changes for their Championship play-off first leg with Reading, with recalls for Ryan Fredericks, Stefan Johansen and Floyd Ayite.Fredericks and Johansen – who were rested in the final game of the regular season at Sheffield Wednesday – replace Denis Odoi and Lucas Piazon, while Ayite earns a start after coming off the bench to score twice at Hillsborough.Scott Malone starts at left-back ahead of 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon, who is among the substitutes.Defenders Ragnar Sigurdsson (calf) and Michael Madl (ankle) are out for both legs but could be available for the final at Wembley if the Whites progress.Reading also make three changes, with Tyler Blackett returning to a three-man defence in place of Tiago Ilori.Danny Williams and former Brentford loanee John Swift come in at the expense of Liam Kelly and Roy Beerens.Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone; McDonald, Johansnen; Aluko, Cairney, Ayite; Martin.Subs: Button, Odoi, Sessegnon, Parker, Piazon, Kebano, Cyriac.Reading: Al Habsi; McShane, Moore, Blackett; Gunter, Evans, Williams, Swift, Obita; Grabban, Kermorgant.Subs: Jaakkola, Van den Berg, Beerens, Mendes, McCleary, Ilori, Popa.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Farm bill meetings scheduled around the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State University Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency in Ohio are partnering to provide a series of educational Farm Bill meetings this winter to help producers make informed decisions related to enrollment in commodity programs.The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill. While the ARC and PLC programs under the new farm bill remain very similar to the previous farm bill, there are some changes that producers should be aware of.Farm Bill meetings will review changes to the ARC/PLC programs as well as important dates and deadlines. Additionally, attendees will learn about decision tools and calculators available to help, which program best fits the needs of their farms under current market conditions and outlook.Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. Enrollment for the 2020 crop year closes June 30, 2020. Producers can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to an FSA county office. Producers have the opportunity to elect to either ARC or PLC for the 2019 to 2023 crop years, with the option to change their program election in 2021, 2022, and 2023.For more specifics about a meeting near you click here.To find out about upcoming meetings, and get information about the Farm Bill, visit read more

City updates

first_imgWhat’s new in the big cities.LondonMusic festival: A month-long musical bonanza takes over St Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square. The Handel Festival begins April 2, with the maestro’s choral masterpiece Messiah. Till April 30. www.stmartin-in-the-fields.orgStreet photography: An interesting collection of street photography at the Museum of London (150 London Wall; tel: 020 7814 5503) captures the diversity and vibrancy of the city.Exhibition: James Watt, one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution, is the subject of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum (South Kensington; tel: 020 7942 4000). Titled Watts Workshop, the exhibition recreates, for the first time, the attic workshop in which Watt experimented with chemistry, engine design and more.Seafood restaurant: Chef Massimo Riccioli, who has made a name for himself in Rome, has brought to London La Rosetta, a seafood speciality restaurant, at the refurbished five-star Corinthia Palace ( yorkMuseum reopening: The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria; tel: 718 777 6888; Monday closed) has reopened with a newly expanded and redesigned building. Additions include a cafe, store, screening areas and a garden. Exhibition: Step into a magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opened at Discovery Times Square this month. Original artefacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part I and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2, are on display. Runs till September 5.Brunch menu: Austrian tavern Edi & The Wolf (102 Avenue, 7th & 8th Streets, East Village; tel: 212 598 1040) has just launched a weekend brunch. Timings: 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Must seeArt installation: The Union Square is where a 10-ft tall sculpture–a tribute to Andy Warhol–has been installed. Created by artist Rob Pruitt, it has the Pop mastermind with a camera around his neck. It’s sure to be the backdrop of many photos itself. The sculpture will remain there till October 2.advertisementMelbournePizzeria: After delighting the city with artisan pizzas from its Fitzroy outlet for the past few years, Ladro has opened a branch on Greville Street, Prahran (03 9510 2233). An additional bar menu includes Cotechino Sausage and Polenta-crumbed Sardines. You can also order some house-made pasta and roasted meat. Beer bar: Masterchef contestants Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins are the owners of Josie Bones, a new beer bar at Smith Street, Collingwood (03 9417 1878). A good way to start the evening is with the beer flight, which gives you a taste of three varieties served in 110 ml glasses. Comedy festival: Get your fill of laughs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which runs till April 24. Considered the third largest festival of its kind, tickets to this comedy bonanza comes for AU$ 22. More details on guide: A new edition of Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists Guide is designed with the food-savvy and culturally-aware cyclist in mind. It includes a ‘Window Shopper’ journey through the CBD, Richmond and South Yarra. Buy for AU$ 3 at bookshops or pick up free with any Humble Vintage bike hire; http://thehumblevintage.comMumbaiAdventure park: Della Adventure in Lonavala, an easy drive from Mumbai, is perfect for both the lazy and the active. The 34-acre park offers everything from rock-climbing and rappelling or pottery and karaoke. Restaurant and Lounge bar: Mumbai’s favourite Busaba has opened a branch at Lower Parel (Next to Blue Frog, Senapati Bapat Marg; tel: 022 6747 8971). The dishes on the menu, we are told, are mementos from the people that owner Nikhil Chib has met over the years. Deli: The newest hotspot for cupcakes is Indigo Deli (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Road, Colaba; tel: 022 6655 1010). On offer are cupcakes that range from flavours like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and red velvet to more spirited flavours like tequila, cointreau and pi-a colada. Goan restaurant: Tavira (LT Road, Gorai, Borivli West; tel: 022 6511 2248) looks every bit of its owner’s Bandra restaurant Soul Fry, with its cheery orange and yellow walls. Thursdays are karaoke evenings.BangloreSky diving camp: This one is for those with a head for heights. A sky diving camp at Waltair Escapade Thrills (101 Silver Meadows, Off Sarjapur Road; mobile: 99860 41076/ 93436 38695) will give you a certificate that allows you to practice the sport anywhere in the world. Join by April 7.Crepes menu: Canadian yogurt chain Kiwi Kiss (outlets at Phoenix Arcade on Church Street & Koramangala) has introduced a range of sweet and savoury crepes too. Options for toppings include Nutella, maple syrup, honey, fresh fruit, Cayenne chicken and cottage kadai. Deli counter: You can now take home Toscano’s pesto and tomato oils. They’ve opened a deli counter at the Whitefield restaurant (Forum Value Mall; tel: 080 2593 9224) and the fresh take-away list includes cheese, pasta, cookies, cakes and breads. Vietnamese restaurant: If ambience is what you rate higher than the food, then Phobidden Fruit (HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar; tel: 080 4125 5175) may be worth a visit. Don’t be surprised if the waiter brings you a torch along with the menu card at this dimly-lit restaurant. The atmosphere is just what you would find in a Saigon eatery; the prices are affordable and the pho, decent.advertisementToronto with Akshay KumarThe city: I first visited Toronto in 1994 for a shoot and fell in love with this gorgeous city. I told myself that I will have a home here someday, and make it a point to visit every three or four months. You’ll get everything in this city, be it great food or good weather. CN Tower: One of my favourite attractions in Toronto is the CN Tower. Riding the glass elevators up one of the highest freestanding structures in the world (553m) is one of those ‘typical’ things you just have to do. The other thing you must do at the CN Tower is having a meal at Horizons. The casual cafe boasts spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario. Don’t miss a fascinating 3D theatre experience at CN Tower theatre. It is now showing The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, first 3D surf film ever created. (There are shows every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m; restaurant: One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto is Blowfish (668 King Street West; tel: 416 860 0606)–we celebrated Suniel Shetty’s birthday there while we were in the city to shoot for Thank You. The menu features the expected sushi and sashimi, but the quality and presentation are uniformly excellent.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open with knee injury

first_imgRafael Nadal’s Grand Slam count will stay stuck at 11 for now, sidetracked by another knee problem.The third-ranked Spaniard withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday. Tendinitis has kept him out of action since his stunning loss at Wimbledon in late June.The injury already forced him out of the London Olympics, where he was supposed to defend his title and carry Spain’s flag in the opening ceremony.”I am very sad to announce that I am not ready to play the US Open in NY. Thanks to my fans for their support and specially, the new yorkers,” Nadal wrote on his Twitter account.Nadal is still only 26, but the withdrawals raise questions about the future of a player who has had recurring knee problems in the past.His 11 Grand Slam titles include a record seven on the red clay of the French Open, yet his hard-charging, hard-hitting style of play takes a toll on his body, particularly his knees.Roger Federer, in contrast, has played in every Grand Slam tournament since the start of 2000, a streak of 51 in a row.In 2009, Nadal missed Wimbledon because of aching knees shortly after falling in the round of 16 at the French Open — the only time in eight appearances he hasn’t won at Roland Garros. He was just the second men’s champion in 35 years to decline to defend his title at the All England Club.But Nadal eventually came back stronger than ever from that layoff.After failing to reach the final at the 2009 U.S. Open and 2010 Australian Open, he won the French to start a run of three straight major titles, capped by completing the career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.Nadal’s absence immediately leaves a trio of heavy favorites at the last Grand Slam event of the year: defending champion Novak Djokovic; five-time U.S. Open winner and currently top-ranked Federer; and 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Andy Murray, who won the gold medal in singles at the London Games by beating Federer in the final.Nadal lost in the U.S. Open final to Djokovic last year, part of a stretch of three straight defeats to the Serb in championship matches at major tournaments.But he seemed to be closing the gap, and at Roland Garros in June, he beat Djokovic in the final for his record seventh title there.Then came the stunning loss at Wimbledon, and Nadal hasn’t played since.On June 28, 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol upset him in the second round at the All England Club.Shortly after that defeat, Nadal canceled a scheduled charity match against Djokovic in Spain, citing tendon problems in his left knee.The two-week U.S. Open starts Aug. 27.”Rafa has informed us that he will not be ready to compete at the U.S. Open this year and has withdrawn from the tournament,” tournament director David Brewer said in a statement on Wednesday.”We hope to see him back on the court soon and look forward to his return to New York next year.”advertisementlast_img read more

Ishant Sharma’s parents elated at son’s stellar performance

first_imgTeam India’s man of the moment Ishant Sharma, whose seven wickets in the match against England ensured a Test win at Lord’s after 28 years, is getting congratulatory messages from allover the world. His parents, who live in Delhi, are also marvelling at the stellar performance of their son.  “Its a great feeling, hope the team keeps winning in the rest of the tour as well,” said his mother Grisha Sharma.His father Vijay Sharma, however, gave the credits to the entire team.”We are very happy, it was a total team effort,” he said.After drawing the first Test at Trent Bridge, India won the second match by 95 runs.Right-arm pacer Ishant rattled the England batsmen by bowling bouncers regularly which helped him earn career-best figures of 7/74 and the Man of the Match award.last_img read more