TP Brennan Connacht Junior Cup And Shield Resumes This Weekend

first_imgFollowing the drama of the FAI Junior Cup Last weekend, the TP Brennan Connacht Junior Cup and Shield resumes this weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday. The full list of games featuring Galway League Teams is as follows… TPBrennan Connacht Junior CupSaturday18th January 2020Colga v Athenry, at Clarinbridge,2:00pm Kilshanvey Utd v Gort Utd, atKilconly, 2:00pm East Utd v Oughterard, at CastlePark, 2:00pm Sunday 19th January 2020West Utd B v St Cuans Utd at SouthPark, 12:00pm Ballinasloe Town v Merlin WoodsFC/Medtronic at Ballinasloe, 2:00pm Manulla v Mervue Utd at Manulla FC,2:00pm Glen Celtic v Salthill Devon atTBC, 2:00pm West Utd v Ballisodare Utd atMervue, 2:00pm Note Venue ChangeSt Bernard’s v Corrib Rangers B atAbbeyknockmoy, 2:00pm Tuam Celtic v Moylough 79 FC atTuam, 2:00pm Conn Rangers v MacDara at ConnRangers, 2:00pm Manor Rangers v Renmore at TBC,2:00pm Cois Fharraige v Moore United atCarraroe, 2:00pm Loughrea v Castlebar Celtic atLoughrea, 2:00pm Strand Celtic v Knocknacarra at StrandCeltic, 2:00pm Corrib Rangers v MCR at LaurelPark, 2:00pm Swinford v Corrib Celtic at TBC,2:00pm Ballina Town B v Galway Hibs atBallina town, 2:00pm Shiven Rovers v Maree/Oranmore atShiven Rovers, 2:00pm TP Brennan Connacht Junior ShieldSunday 19th January 2020Gurteen Celtic vCregmore/Claregalway FC at Gurteen Sportsfield, 2:00pm Glenhest Rovers v Athenry B at TBC,2:00pm Manor Utd v Mervue Utd B at ManorUtd, 2:00pm Maree/Oranmore B v Killala atOranmore, 2:00pm Corrib Celtic B v Fahy Rovers atAnnaghdown, 2:00pm  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Sugar Bears Fall in Five to Oklahoma

first_imgOklahoma 3, Central Arkansas 2NORMAN, Okla. – The Central Arkansas volleyball team played its final regular season match on Tuesday night, travelling to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sugar Bears grabbed a 2-0 lead, but the Sooners rebounded with three straight wins to take out Central Arkansas 3-2. Four Sooners tallied double-digit kills, led by Kierra Holst’s 20 and Marion Hazelwood’s 13, while Julia Doyle had 51 assists. Taylor Migliazzo dug 17 Central Arkansas attacks, while Hazelwood had six blocks. Four Sugar Bears turned in double-digit kills on the night, as Amy South dished out a career-high 66 assists, the fifth-most in school history and the most by a Southland Conference setter this season. Evie Singleton led the Sugar Bear attack, hitting .308 and tallying a match-high 22 kills to go with 20 digs and three service aces. Heather Schnars also earned a double-double, picking up 19 kills and 10 digs. Megan Nash hit .565 and added 14 kills and a team-high three blocks, while Fulani Petties chipped in with 11 kills. Shelbee Berringer led the Central Arkansas defense with a match-high 29 digs. Central Arkansas (18-11) took the first set 25-21 before winning the second 25-22 to head to the break with a 2-0 lead on the Sooners (18-9), but Oklahoma won the third set 25-18 and the fourth set 25-23 to force a decisive fifth set. With the Sugar Bears leading 13-11 in the fifth, the Sooners went on a 6-2 run to secure the victory with a 17-15 win in the set. Central Arkansas, which earned the second seed in the Southland Conference Tournament, returns to the court on Friday morning at 11:00 AM. The Sugar Bears will take on seventh-seeded Southeastern Louisiana in the first match of the tournament, which will take place in Natchitoches, Louisiana.last_img read more

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Aging peacefully, Forest Lawn fetes centennial

first_imgGLENDALE – Forest Lawn Memorial Park celebrates its centennial this year, a sprawling monument designed to be much more than a cemetery. Today, people stroll through the “great park, towering trees, sweeping lawns, splashing fountains, singing birds, beautiful statuary” envisioned nearly a century ago by Forest Lawn founder Hubert Eaton. “It’s the place you come to remember,” said John Warren, Forest Lawn’s senior vice president of marketing. “You’re remembering your loved ones. You’re remembering the life of the person you loved.” Forest Lawn holds a yearlong celebration with exhibitions, retrospectives and events to mark 100 years. The “100 Years of Art and Design: Art and Architecture of Forest Lawn” exhibit opened Jan. 28 at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, the oldest of the chain’s cemeteries, and runs through July 16. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “For a cemetery group to last this long is quite an achievement,” said Kevin Flanagan, a spokesman for the state Consumer Affairs Department, which regulates private cemeteries. “To last this long and still remain so well-maintained is quite an achievement and a credit to the company.” Paula Miller recalls frolicking at Forest Lawn on Sundays as a kid. “I thought it was a park,” said Miller, 55, of La Caada Flintridge, who brought flowers this week to the grave of her father, Paul Emmanuel Kenagy, who died a year ago at 80. His gravemarker is etched with golf clubs and a ball, a tribute to his favorite pastime. “It’s a really nice feeling once you get in here actually. It’s not a depressing place.” Kenagy’s wife and Miller’s mother, Helen, 79, has visited her husband’s grave, which sits under an oak tree, four times over the last year. “I think it’s beautiful,” she said. “When you come, you don’t feel like it’s a depressing place because it’s so pretty and it’s very peaceful. He is probably up there wishing he had a tee time.” Unlike European cemeteries, where over time bodies are disinterred and cremated to save space, Forest Lawn and other American cemeteries have to plan ahead to make sure they have enough land to accommodate the dead. Forest Lawn has enough space at its Southern California venues to accept new burials for 70 years, Warren said. At some point, though, the company will have to make a change. “It’s no science,” Warren said. “There is only a finite amount of property available. … You could go vertical with wall crypts and a mausoleum. Another option is find more land and buy more property.” Finding affordable real estate in the Los Angeles area could be a challenge, and nobody wants to live next to a cemetery, so “nimbyism” could become an issue, as well. “Ultimately, we will run out of space for cemeteries,” Warren said. “But that’s a long way out.” In the meantime, people can still come to a beautiful place to remember their loved ones. “It is much more than a cemetery,” Warren said. “It’s a serene place. It’s a place to just relax. It’s an oasis in the city. When you’re in the park, you really forget that you’re in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.” !dtpo st!Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com PLEASE BOX: A centennial open house will be held, 1 to 3 p.m. today, at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Other centennial events will be held throughout the year. For information, call (800) 204-3131. 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

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Terry: ‘It’s the toughest decision of my life, but it’s time for new challenge’

first_imgBournemouth are in pole position to land Chelsea captain John Terry who has confirmed he is looking for a new challenge.The Cherries are confident they can be the club to offer Terry one final extension to his Premier League career with the promise of regular first-team football, according to the Daily Mail.  Terry’s illustrious 22-year association with the club will end this summer, with at least 14 major trophies to his name and, potentially two more with league and Cup honours still to play for. Chelsea first announced the news of his departure on Monday and Terry has now posted a message to his fans on his Instagram account.Terry said: “It’s with overwhelming emotion that earlier this week the club and I announced this will be my last season as a Chelsea player.“This has been the toughest decision of my life for me and my family, but I always envisaged leaving on the right terms, in the right way and at the right time – and it is now.“I feel I still have regular football in me but understand opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited, it is therefore time for a new challenge.He added: “I’ll never be able to put into words the love I have for you fans. The support you have always given me, both personally and to the team, is phenomenal.“You’ve been instrumental in my success and have inspired me and the team to win so many trophies.” 1 Terry has called time on his 22-year association with Chelsea and will leave this summer last_img read more

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How Inter Milan could look under Conte with Lukaku and Moses – but no Icardi

first_img buildlineup.com Antonio Conte won the Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Victor Moses is currently on loan at Fenerbahce Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Getty Images – Getty huge blow Samir Handanovic has been Inter’s first-choice goalkeeper since 2012 and that is not expected to change under Conte.But the veteran stopper is likely to have a back-three in front of him with Conte known to favour a 3-4-3 formation, which brought him Premier League and FA Cup glory at Chelsea.Earlier this month, Diego Godin announced he will be leaving Atletico Madrid this summer, and has been heavily linked with Inter.He could be in a solid-looking back-three alongside Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij.Moses, whose 18-month loan with Fenerbahce would have to be cut short in order to move to the San Siro, would slot in at right-wing-back, a position he starred in under Conte at Stamford Bridge. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Kwadwo Asamoah would be an obvious candidate at left-wing-back after playing there during his Juventus days.Radja Nainggolan and Marcelo Brozovic could feature in the middle of the park as their work-rate and energy would suit Conte’s style of play.Lautaro Martinez, who has had an impressive debut season at the San Siro which resulted in an Argentina call-up for the Copa America, could be shifted out wide to accommodate Lukaku.Meanwhile, Perisic, whose future with Inter remains uncertain, would play in his preferred left wing position, if he stays. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST 4 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City center_img no dice gameday cracker Romelu Lukaku has been in and out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Inter Milan are set for a summer of change.Luciano Spalletti two-year spell as manager is expected to come to an end as former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte waits in the wings.  shining deals Conte has been out of work since being sacked by the Blues last summer, but is set to replace Spalletti.Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who the Italian tried to sign at Chelsea in 2017, is reportedly his top transfer target, along with Stamford Bridge outcast Victor Moses. Moses featured prominently during Conte’s two seasons in west London, and played a crucial role in the club’s Premier League title win in the 2016/17 season. 4 4 REPLY 4 ADVICE Inter’s team next season could push Juventus all the way in the race for the Serie A crown Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury tense Getty With Conte understood to be targeting Lukaku, it could spell the end for Inter star Mauro Icardi, who has been linked with a move to Juventus.Inter are fourth in Serie A with one game to go and are battling Atalanta and AC Milan for Champions League football.However, under Conte, the club could mount a long-awaited title challenge, but how will they line up? talkSPORT.com takes a look.last_img read more

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Care to bake a cake or support Adam’s sweet fundraiser?

first_imgA cake sale is being organised this weekend to raise funds for Adam Mc Donnell, a much-loved Letterkenny boy who requires specialist care.Adam is a five-year-old boy who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means he is unable to walk, crawl, sit, hold objects or even hold his head up.He has uncontrollable epilepsy and aspiration lung disease and requires round the clock care. He is peg fed, non-verbal and deaf in his left ear. James and Adam Mc DonnellAdam has the love and support of his parents Rachel and Neil McDonnell and older brother James (8). Adam’s mother Rachel said he is a happy child despite all his difficulties: “He loves playing with his big brother James and really enjoys going to playschool. He loves being outside and especially enjoys watching the birds!”James, Adam and RachelAn online and community fundraiser was established to help pay for continued therapy, specialised equipment and toys for Adam.A bake sale will be held to raise funds this weekend. A wide selection of treats will be available after Masses on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June in the Church Of The Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny. Anybody who can bake or would like to donate their time, money or help in any way is welcome to get involved, says organiser and family friend Marie Hayes “If anyone can bake anything that would be amazing, I can pick it up on Friday or I’ll literally go to Timbucktoo to get anything,” she said.People are welcome to leave baked goods at the  Church Of The Irish Martyrs after 5.30pm on Saturday, or they can contact Marie on Facebook here (CLICK HERE)All support is greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate to Adam’s Just Giving page, click here: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/adams-page  Care to bake a cake or support Adam’s sweet fundraiser? was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:adam mc donnellcake salefundraiserlast_img read more

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Donegal councillor fails to join legal challenge over RTE broadcast

first_imgThe High Court has refused a county councillor John O’Donnell’s application to be allowed to be part of a legal challenge by another councillor over an ethics inquiry.The Standards in Public Office (SiPO) Commission is investigating whether three councillors breached ethics when they were the subject of an RTE Investigates television programme.In it, an undercover researcher posed as a representative of a foreign investment firm looking for their support for a wind farm development. SiPO is conducting three separate inquiries against Councillors Hugh McElvaney from Monaghan, John O’Donnell from Donegal and Joe Queenan from Sligo.Cllr McElveaney brought High Court judicial review proceedings last year claiming the inquiry into him should be stopped.He said SiPO has failed to discharge its functions adequately under law by failing to carry out a preliminary inquiry into a complaint against him which was made by his own council’s cathaoirleach and CEO.Among the claims of the former FG, now independent Cllr McElvaney, was that he was entrapped by the RTE researcher. The SiPO inquiry is on hold pending the High Court case.Cllr O’Donnell then sought to be joined as a notice party in Cllr McElvaney’s proceedings because, he claims, he would be affected by the outcome of the case and has a “vital interest” in it.SiPO opposed Cllr O’Donnell’s application.Now breakingnews.ie has reported that Mr Justice Michael McGrath ruled he had not satisfied the required legal test to be joined to the proceedings.He believed Cllr O’Donnell’s application might more properly be viewed as being motivated by a desire to assist and support the claim being brought by Cllr McElvaney. With that would perhaps be the hope that a positive outcome for Cllr Elvaney might influence the course of SiPO’s investigation of Cllr O’Donnell or the view SiPO might take in relation to it, he said.He did not see how either a successful or unsuccessful challenge by Cllr McElvaney could be said to have a direct effect on Cllr O’Donnell’s rights and/or obligations as that term has been previously interpreted by the courts.Donegal councillor fails to join legal challenge over RTE broadcast was last modified: March 1st, 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)Tags:challengeCllr John O’DonnelldonegalHIGH COURTkilmacrennanSIPOlast_img read more

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Inside the ORC-Opioid Connection

first_imgQuiz an LP investigator about trends in ORC, and it’s nearly certain that he or she will mention the opioid crisis, the fact that drug addiction is a catalyst for a growing number of professional shoplifters. But does it matter? So what if a thief is stealing to get money to score drugs rather than pure profit? What, if any, are the implications for retail, loss prevention, and security strategy?Walter PalmerAt first, Walter Palmer CFI, CFE, said he wasn’t sure it did matter. After all, drug addiction has always been a driver of store theft. But his attitude changed as Palmer, executive vice president at CAP Index, began to see retailers take an increasing amount of heat for the opioid crisis. “We’ve received a lot of criticism, almost that we’re enablers of the opioid crisis, that we’re turning a blind eye to return fraud that’s fueling the crisis.”The criticism is unfair, said Palmer—who moderated the “Shoplifters, ORC, Shrinking Justice & Opioids: What’s a Retailer to Do?” session at the Retail Industry Leader Association’s 2018 Retail Asset Protection Conference—firstly because retailers are not the cause but the primary victims of addicts’ theft and additionally because retailers have made some significant shifts in return policies. Several major retailers have significantly tightened return policies to help eliminate the secondary market for cards, he noted, and have even gone so far as to associate nonreceipted returns with customer drivers’ licenses.- Sponsor – At the same time, retailers must still do right by their legitimate customers and are quick to draw fire if policies are judged too restrictive. “That’s when I really got interested. I thought, ‘Wow, this is tough,’” said Palmer. He added that while retailers draw criticism for perceived lax return policies, they don’t earn praise for all the measures and programs, such as medication disposal programs, that they do have and that go above and beyond what they’re required to do.How Retailers Can Address the Opioid Crisis On an industry level, then, the opioid issue has relevance for retailers. It suggests a need to promote how they are providing assistance to fight the crisis and fighting back against the suggestion that they’re somehow to blame for it.It also reinforces the importance of private-public partnerships to share information and to educate one another, according to Detective First Lieutenant James Grady in the Michigan State Police (MSP) fraud investigation section. Via MSP participation in the Michigan Regional Organized Crime Association, Grady says he’s heard firsthand from retailers about the impact of opioids on ORC and seen efforts by retailers to curb related fraud. “Those working groups have been vital to establishing relationships. But I’m a firm advocate that there is always room for improvement,” he said. But how about at the store level? Are there are implications here as well? Yes, according to several LP executives.ORC surveys conducted by the National Retail Federation have tracked an increase in violence associated with store theft that goes hand-in-hand with the growing number of professional shoplifters driven by the desperate need to ‘get well,’ suggested Brendan “Ben” Dugan, CFI, ORC and corporate investigator at CVS Heath. As a guest in February on CrimeScience, a bi-weekly podcast by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), he said addicted offenders have a higher propensity for violence compared to other professional shoplifters and added that it’s not uncommon for them to be in possession of drugs or paraphernalia that enhances an already heightened desperation to escape if apprehended. LPRC director and podcast cohost Read Hayes, PhD, added that addicts could also be aggressive for pharmacological reasons, from sleep deprivation, or out of a desperate a need to settle debts. “There are so many angles,” he said. Listen to the podcast.Ben Dugan, ORC investigator at CVS Health (left), and Read Hayes of the LPRC discuss the effects of the opioid crisis on retail crime.The obvious upshot for LP executives is to ensure that policies and training are sufficient to protect store teams and customers in light of the threat, which may also warrant some less-apparent store-security measures. For example, Hayes noted that pharmacies in retail drug stores may need to consider how certificates are displayed so that pharmacists can’t be identified and put at personal risk by addicts angered at a refusal to fill a fake prescription. Another risk to consider, especially for stores with pharmacy operations, is the heightened likelihood of drug overdoses on premises, said Palmer.LP teams might also revisit where to implement heightened security measures as the crisis raises the risk of violence beyond city centers. “A lot of stores that are located out in the suburbs…are having to deal with something they’ve never had to deal with before,” said Dugan. “People who have been afflicted with this addiction are targeting our stores in those neighborhoods, which we’ve never seen before.” He added that it’s helpful to evaluate addiction as a possible motive during interviews as it can inform the most effective strategy for conducting them.LP executives might also find it worthwhile to assess if incidents involving addicts are being correctly regarded and investigated as ORC, according to an investigator for a national retail chain in an interview with LP Magazine. “Retailers have had to reeducate some of their in-store AP teams to not dismiss their incidents due to the fact that drug users are the ones taking the product. They can be quick to say that they’re just being hit by drug users and are not thinking about the next level fence that is driving the demand,” he said. “ORC has many levels and layers, and loss prevention teams need to be reminded that when someone steals high-demand product that is not for personal use, there is usually a level of ORC involved.”Finally, while product protection strategy may not vary depending on the motive of professional shoplifters, identification of offenders may. Dugan said that the addict-shoplifter, because of his or her need to address a daily habit, tends to be more predictable and less strategic than a traditional booster counterpart. This fact can raise the value of predictive analytics and point-of-sale data for more timely identification of offenders.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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