Astros’ Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman dance around questions about sign-stealing

first_img“MLB did their investigation,” Altuve told reporters at Astros FanFest. “They didn’t find anything.”On Thursday, a tweet from a person posing as the niece of former Astros player Carlos Beltran claimed to have photographic evidence of the buzzers, which set off several hours of speculation and inspection of photos and videos from Astros games. That afternoon, MLB said it investigated the possibility of “wearable devices” being in the Astros’ scheme and “found no evidence.” Altuve also issued a denial through his agent, Scott Boras.RIVERA: One big task remains for MLB after Astros punishmentJosé Altuve addressed the sign-stealing penalties: “It’s a tough situation as a team and we have to stay together.”On Hinch and Luhnow, “I feel bad for them.”More:— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 18, 2020MORE: Jessica Mendoza walks back anti-whistleblower sentimentAltuve said he wasn’t upset by the rumors and that MLB’s investigation being fruitless was “the best thing that happened to [him].””We all knew someone made that up,” Altuve said.Altuve and Bregman didn’t have much to say about a report Monday by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the Astros used video feeds to steal signs from opposing catchers and then banged on a trash can adjacent to their dugout to relay those signals to Houston batters in 2017 and 2018. The report led to the firings of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, Red Sox manager Alex Cora (Hinch’s bench coach in Houston in 2017) and Mets manager Beltran, who was named in the report. MLB suspended Hinch and Luhnow for the 2020 season.”We have to stay together and go through this as a team, like we’ve been doing always,” Altuve said. “I don’t know how [to move forward], but you’ve got to.”MORE: Allegations against Altuve, Trout prompt quick responses from MLBAltuve declined to comment on his overall knowledge of the sign-stealing scheme.”I think that the time to comment about that will come,” he said. “It’s a little harder for me to say something about.” Astros stars Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman faced questions about Houston’s sign-stealing scandal for the first time Saturday, but beyond denying rumors they wore electronic buzzers during games, the infielders mostly declined to discuss details about their team’s misdeeds.Bregman called the allegations he wore a device under his uniform “stupid.” Altuve called them “ridiculous.” Bregman also felt that Saturday wasn’t the time to discuss the scandal, repeating some variation of “The commissioner made his report, and the Astros made their decisions as well,” to several questions about the report.Bregman— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) January 18, 2020Altuve said the months of being called a cheater and having his 2017 MVP trophy called into question left him two options.”One is cry,” he said. “One [is] go out there and play the game. . . . You know which one I’m going to do.”last_img read more

DNR to once again hold “First Day Hikes” on January 1st, including three events in our area

first_imgFull list of hikes at this link CLEAR LAKE — Most Iowans will be off work and out of school on January 1st and they’re encouraged to begin 2020 with a healthy New Year’s Day hike through a state park.Todd Coffelt, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ State Parks Bureau, says this will be the ninth year for the so-called First Day Hikes in Iowa and there are dozens of options from which to chose.  “It’s a fantastic event for family, for friends, for something to do to get the new year started the right way,” Coffelt says. “The big part of this year, we have 49 different hikes all across the state and it’s the kickoff of our 100th anniversary for Iowa State Parks, so it’s a big deal to be a part of it.”With more than four-dozen hike locations, each event is offering its own take on the trek through the woods, though most are just a mile long with options for longer hikes, depending on conditions. “We have lodges in several of the parks, but not all of them. Those lodges give us a chance to warm up because it’s not going to be 60-degrees and sunny, we all know that,” Coffelt says. “But it gives us a chance to come in there for fellowship, for community gathering, there’s hot cocoa, there’s coffee, there’s snacks.”Last year, Coffelt says more than 14-hundred people took part in New Year’s Day hikes across Iowa, hiking more than 11-hundred total miles at dozens of state parks.   “Every park is different so every park has something to offer that’s unique to its location and its resources,” Coffelt says. “With the right people, they can give a hike, whether it’s 8 in the morning at Ledges, 9 o’clock at Walnut Woods or in the evening at Prairie Rose where they’re going to do an Owl Prowl.”The hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, he says, while experiencing spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.Local hikes:== McIntosh Woods State Park on Clear Lake — 11:00 AM — one mile snowshoe hike starting from the camp area check-in kiosk== Pilot Knob State Park near Forest City — 1:00 PM — 1.5 mile hike starting from the warming house== Beeds Lake State Park near Hampton — 10:00 AM — 2 mile hike starting at the park lodgelast_img read more

Ndugwa sinks Merriekh, Vipers into next stage

first_imgOkello would have doubled the lead moments later when Taddeo won possession at the centre line, passed to Moses Waiswa who released Okello on the right flank but his effort hit on the side net.Ndugwa and Waiswa were withdrawn in the 61st minute paving way for Noah Wafula and Davis Kasirye.Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya remained composed in goal to deny the visitors on two occasions when they went through.Later on the manager brought on defender Ibrahim Kiyemba to replace Okello who was stretched off.The win means Vipers SC advance to the first round where they will face either GAMTEL from Gambia or Club Sportive Constantine from Algeria.*Vipers SC Starting XI: Bashir Ssekagya, Geoffrey Wasswa, Yayo Lutimba,Halid Lwalilwa, Livingstone Mulondo,Taddeo Lwanga, Brian Nkuubi, Moses Waiswa (Noah Wafula), Dan Sserunkuma,Tito Okello (Ibrahim Kiyemba), Abraham Ndugwa (Davis Kasirye)*****SOURCE: Vipers Webste (click)Share on: WhatsApp Vipers celebrate their goal. ?@VipersSC*Total CAF Champions LeagueVipers SC  ?? 1 El Merreikh?? 0(Aggregate Score 2-2 -*Vipers SC Advance on Away goals rule)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers Sports Club advanced to the next stage of the Total CAF Champions League after edging Sudanese outfit El Merreikh in the return leg of their preliminary round contest at St.Mary’s stadium on Wednesday.Abraham Ndugwa’s second half goal was enough to guide the Venoms to a 1-0 win, a result that ensured they progressed to the first round.The reverse fixture in Khartoum last week ended 2-1 in favour of Al Merreikh and the Venoms needed victory without conceding to guarantee their place.Viper started strongly but failed to capitalise on the earlier chances despite dominating proceedings in the second stanza.The best chance came 23 minutes into the game, when Tito Okello beat El Merreikh’s defence and was faced with just the goalkeeper but his shot was parried away for a corner kick.Dan Muzeeyi Sserunkuma almost scored from the resultant corner but his header at the far post went just inches off target.The priceless goal came two minutes into the second half with Ndugwa breaking the deadlock, scoring a fine goal.The forward made a quick run into the box to connect a lay up by Sserunkuma, took his time, chose his spot, before slotting home.The long awaited goal sent the fans into wild celebrations and gave Vipers SC the pole position in the fixture.last_img read more

Cheers! Restaurants Reopen Outdoor Dining

first_imgLYNNE WARD Turning Point in Little Silver welcomed diners when pandemic restrictions allowed for out- side dining. By Allison Perrine COURTESY BEACH TAVERN Beach Tavern in Monmouth Beach served its seafood specialties and more this week when outside dining was given the go-ahead. But June 12 the governor filed a lawsuit against the city preventing Asbury Park restaurants from serving food and beverages indoors. The city’s restaurants may provide outdoor dining. Steve Bidgood, co-owner of Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, said it’s been a learning process to get everything set up and prepared, but things are going well. Staff members set up 23 tables outside of the establishment each day and bring it all back in by the end of the night so the wooden tables and other supplies do not get ruined. They have set up string lights outside and have posted proper signage mandated in the governor’s executive orders. “We learned a lot lastnight and it was prettysteady,” said Bidgood,the day after reopening.Things will be adjusted asthey continue to operatein a new normal, for now,he said. The call for outdoor dining had been made by many for several weeks. Business owners and employees throughout the state have suffered financial burdens resulting from limited service and shutdowns. Burke was one of many advocates for reopening the restaurant scene, pointing out during a press conference in Sea Bright May 29 that the restaurant business has always been held to a high standard of cleanliness and proper sanitization. This week, Burke told The Two River Times that people were happy to be out. Surfaces in his restaurants are constantly being sanitized and his employees all wear face coverings, as required by the governor’s orders. One person is permitted in the restroom at a time. Silverware is wrapped up so that it is not loose or exposed. And while the transition to open for outdoor dining only was easier at restaurants like Drifthouse, other establishments he owns required more work, like his South Orange-based restaurant Orange Lawn. There, he had an outdoor garden terrace constructed for a new dining experience. Lyristis’ restaurants are also not serving coffee or dessert at the moment to help other businesses in the local area, he said. “There are a bunch of coffee shops and stuff like that that could really use the business as well.” “It’s been a day, but it was better than Sunday,” Lyristis said Tuesday morning. “People were very happy to be out, they’re very conscious about doing the right thing. It has a lot to do with education. Us in the restaurant business are all over it but the customers themselves, this is all brand new and they’re only seeing what they see on TV,” he added. “They have to be educated as to what they’re allowed to do, what they’re not allowed to do.” LYNNE WARD Diners at Buona Sera enjoyed outside dining on Maple Avenue in Red Bank Wednesday at lunchtime. Chef George Lyristis, owner of The Bistro at Red Bank, Teak and Greek Eats, said he and his staff are being as conscientious as possible. He is currently limiting each table to hour-and-a-half windows due to limited outdoor space. At Bistro and Teak, barcodes are placed on every table so customers can scan the codes to view menus on their phones; there is no need for physical menus. However, he does have disposable menus available in case they are needed, he said. For three months, New Jersey residents were not able to sit down at their favorite local restaurants and enjoy meals with friends and family due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Per the governor’s orders, tables must be limited to eight customers or fewer with seating arranged to keep at least 6 feet between par ties. Signage must be posted at entrances stating that anyone with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter the establishment. All tables, chairs and shared items like pens or menus must be disinfected after each use. And employees must undergo daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, among several other guidelines. “Restaurants and bars throughout New Jersey have been immensely cooperative with necessary public health measures that were placed upon them while battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Phil Murphy June 3 in a press release. “Allowing outdoor dining and the expansion of alcohol-serving areas will allow restaurants and bars to begin welcoming customers back while continuing to comply with necessary social distancing guidance.” “It’s just a gorgeous setting,” he said. “We’re lucky in that respect, that all of our restaurants have outdoor seating. For those who don’t have outdoor seating, it’s terrible…their customers are going somewhere else,” said Burke. After hearing complaints from restaurant owners in Asbury Park throughout the shutdown, city council members decided to approve a resolution allowing indoor dining against the governor’s orders but with the same capacity limits as the executive order permitting other indoor gatherings. Under this resolution, restaurants could have up to 25 percent capacity or 50 people whichever number was lower inside the restaurant for dining services. Red Bank resident Alexandra Hough was one of the customers who dined at Bistro Monday night when it reopened. And she had “no real apprehensions” about doing so, she said. LYNNE WARDRestaurants got the green light for outside dining this week and hungry-for-eating-out diners flocked to eateries throughout the Two River area. Diners at Temple Gourmet Chinese restaurant in Red Bank savored the day on Wednesday. That changed Monday, June 15, as the governor permitted the reopening of outdoor dining across the state. Overall, customers seem happy to get back out and enjoy some sense of normalcy, several restaurateurs told The Two River Times. But the diners have been greeted with some changes to keep everything as sanitary and safe as possible. “I was just excited to getout of the house and havea nice dinner that I didn’thave to cook for once,”said Hough. Asbury Park “Restaurant workers, in general, are trained to work very clean. The board of health is on us like no other business,” he said May 29. “There is a sanitary effort all the time, year-round when we feed people. We’re responsible people.” “We hope our position will encourage the State of New Jersey to outline guidelines for indoor dining in the upcoming weeks,” the city posted on its website, “We invite Governor Murphy to our City next week to meet with the local restaurant community and discuss alternate opportunities to support these businesses who rely heavily on the summer. The article originally appeared in the June 18-24, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “It feels like junior high when we were returning back to school and seeing old friends again. We have missed seeing everyone so much,” said chef David Burke, owner of Drifthouse and Nauti Bar by David Burke. “Please be assured we are going above and beyond safety guidelines so both our guests and employees are safe. We understand while some folks can’t wait to get out, others will prefer takeout, which we will also continue.” last_img read more

Repair division, ensure societal equality – outgoing US DCM

first_imgSaving served in Guyana for the past three years, Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy BryanOutgoing DCM Bryan HuntHunt urges the eradication of division within society and wants to see genuine equality of opportunity for all Guyanese.These were the sentiments expressed by the US Diplomat at a farewell reception held in his honour on Friday evening at the US Ambassador’s residence. His tour here comes to an end on July 8.Delivering what may be his last public address here, Hunt implored the gathering, filled with government ministers and other state officials, politicians, members of the diplomatic corps, the private sector and many other dignitaries, to make the right decisions that will see Guyana undergoing the impending transformation in a positive light.According to the outgoing DCM, there is no doubt that Guyana is a divided society whether it’s classified as racial, ethnic, or political. He pointed out that regardless of who sits in central government, there will always be half of the population that feels excluded.“This has to change. And bringing about that change requires going beyond conferences and workshops on social cohesion. Significant constitutional reform is essential. Power must be decentralised. The winner-takes-all system must be abolished. Communities must be given greater political control at the local level,” he remarked.Moreover, he underscored the importance of bringing an end to this social exclusion, noting that besides it being the right thing to do, it guarantees that Guyana has the full availability of all productive members of society.“Indigenous communities must receive the support that they need to see genuine socio-economic development and this has to go well beyond hand-outs of goodies during election years. Violence against women and children must not only be criminally prosecuted but must become socially and politically unacceptable,” he stressed.Hunt went on to outline that “anti-discrimination legislation must be expanded to protect the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and societal attitudes must change to embrace all people as equal, regardless of who they love or how they express their gender.”This was among several issues he raised, noting that he has all confidence that the Guyanese leaders have the skills to address them.The outgoing diplomat also took the opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation to his colleagues, new friends and associates here.On the other hand, Hunt was sent off with best wishes from US Ambassador Perry Holloway who remarked that they he could not have gone through the past nine months without the assistance and guidance the DCM.“I’ve never met anyone in Guyana who is not impressed with Bryan’s intellect or integrity. He is a great man who not only did things right but more importantly, he did the right things. On a personal level, I don’t know what I’ll do when I have to fly solo without Bryan… he is truly an expert on all things Guyana,” the Ambassador stated.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in reflecting on the stint of the DCM here, commented that the US official has seen Guyana through some difficult but rollicking political times.last_img read more

West Brom beat United, hand City EPL title

first_imgMore importantly, though, it means Pep Guardiola’s City team cannot now be caught at the top of the table, thus handing the Catalan coach his first Premier League crown in just his second year in English football.Realistically it was always a matter of when and not if City would become English champions for a fifth time following a dominant season from the blue half of Manchester.But, just a week after spoiling City’s title party by beating their local rivals 3-2 at the Etihad, the way United abjectly gifted the title to their neighbours will sting.United’s comeback at the Etihad from a 2-0 half-time deficit offered their supporters a rare fillip of flair and excitement after a difficult season where their style of play has hardly endeared Jose Mourinho to the club’s fanbase.And that was also the case on Sunday, as United failed to spark the imagination in any tangible way even though they were playing a side that had hadn’t won in the league since January.West Brom sacked manager Alan Pardew at the start of April after just four months following one win in his 18 matches in charge, but even a famous win at Old Trafford may be too little, too late for the Baggies as they still lie nine points off safety with just four games remaining.United dominated possession early on, but despite the efforts of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, precious little real impact was made by the home side.Lukaku saw one shot cannon back off the face of West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, while Pogba’s desire to make a difference saw him booked after half an hour for attempting to steer the ball into the net with a very obvious, very deliberate handball.Prompted by the abject nature of the opening 45 minutes, Mourinho brought on Jesse Lingard at half-time and he was immediately in the heart of the action as United attempted to wake from their slumber.West Brom, to their credit, also kept probing forward but they lacked the class required to really open United up at the back.Mourinho attempted to end the stalemate – and the tedium – by introducing Anthony Martial with half an hour remaining and his introduction undoubtedly lifted the quiet Old Trafford atmosphere.Increasingly poor conditions and a general lack of thrust continued to inhibit both sides, but United did force Foster into wonderfully save on 66 minutes when he tipped a Lukaku effort around the post.However, the plucky visitors then sensationally seized their chance when Chris Brunt delivered a corner from the right with 17 minutes remaining. Nemanja Matic panicked at the delivery and headed back inside to Rodriguez, who could not miss from three yards out.United, sensing the impact of the result, threw everything forward but West Brom displayed some new-found defensive fortitude and held on for a famous victory.United will want to forget the result and its significance as quickly as they can.However, the fans of West Brom — and certainly Manchester City — are likely to remember it for quite some time. 0Shares0000West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez celebrates after giving his side a shock lead over Manchester United on SundayMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15- Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions without kicking a ball on Sunday as rock bottom West Brom stunned Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.United simply had to avoid defeat to keep the title race mathematically alive, but a late header from Jay Rodriguez gave West Brom a hugely surprising three points and finally gave their fans something to cheer this season. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt

first_imgSalah’s shoulder has continued to cause him problems in Russia, and last weekend he needed the help of three team-mates to put a shirt on during a training session.However the 26-year-old is desperate to start in what is a must-win game on Tuesday for the Pharoahs, who are playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1990.Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov was bullish ahead of the match in Saint Petersburg that his team can rein in the explosive striker.“We know how to play against him,” he said. “We are ready to stop Salah and we will.”Possible compositions of the Russian and Egyptian teams for their second Group A match at the 2018 World Cup © AFP / Laurence SAUBADURussia got the 2018 World Cup off to the perfect start Thursday with a 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia, but are under no illusions that the seven-time African champions with Salah pose an altogether tougher test.“Egypt’s game with Salah is different from the one they play without him,” forward Alexei Miranchuk said.Salah, already a national hero after his 94th-minute penalty clinched a 2-1 win over Congo to send Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, has been declared 100 percent fit by the team doctor.Without Salah, Egypt lacked bite in their 1-0 opening loss to Uruguay.But if fully fit, the sight of Salah, who scored 44 goals in a remarkable debut season at Liverpool, will strike fear into the Russians.– Lewandowski vs Mane –Also on Tuesday, Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouthwatering World Cup shootout between two of European football’s most lethal forwards as Poland take on Senegal.Eighth-ranked Poland enter their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium as favourites against Senegal led by Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (C) © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVEighth-ranked Poland enter their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium as favourites led by Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski who netted 41 times in all competitions this season.After a disappointing showing at the Euros in France two years ago, the forward said he was entering the tournament in a different frame of mind from 2016.“I’m sure that training will be better now and that I’ll be fresh and dynamic at the right time,” he said. “I started preparing for the World Cup much earlier.”Tuesday’s early game sees Colombia take on Japan in Saransk, four years after pounding the Asians 4-1 at the 2014 World Cup.The South Americans have their own injury concern in the form of Brazil top scorer James Rodriguez, with the Bayern midfielder nursing a calf strain.James, 26, netted six goals and created four assists to help Colombia qualify for Russia, while midfielder Wilmar Barrios is also battling to be fit.Colombia have injury concerns as they prepare to face Japan, in the form of Brazil top scorer James Rodriguez, with the Bayern midfielder nursing a calf strain © AFP / JUAN BARRETOJapan’s build up to Russia has been tumultuous, after coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April despite steering the team to the finals.Tuesday’s round of fixtures will mean that all 32 teams in the tournament have now played at least once.On Monday, England made hard work of a 2-1 win over Tunisia in Volgograd, relying on an injury-time Harry Kane header to spare their blushes.Captain Kane put the Three Lions ahead on 11 minutes from close range but Tunisia levelled through a first-half Ferjani Sassi penalty.“Credit to the lads, they kept going, kept going to the last second,” Kane said after the final whistle.“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”Third-ranked Belgium meanwhile beat World Cup newbies Panama 3-0, with Romelu Lukaku bagging a second-half brace in Sochi.Belgium laboured against the South Americans in the first half but opened their 2018 account with a stunning Dries Mertens volley.“That first goal was going to be essential,” said Martinez. “It is almost a mental blow for one team and it gives you a lot of breathing space for your first game in the tournament,” said coach Roberto Martinez.burs-pg/rcw0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (C) missed his team’s defeat to Uruguay as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month’s Champions League Final © AFP / KARIM JAAFARSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16.Liverpool wizard Salah missed his team’s defeat to Uruguay on Friday as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month’s Champions League Final.last_img read more

Beach fence irks patrons at dam

first_imgIRWINDALE – Tempers flared at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area after county officials told park patrons they had to wait in line before using the beach. Officials said more than 3,500 people visited the park Sunday and were upset to find a fence surrounding the 1,500-square-feet beach area dam, preventing them from cooling off from the scorching weather. “Basically we put the fence up as a pilot to see how it would work out in trying to monitor the number of people going onto the beach,” said Margarita Ramos, superintendent of the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. “But we got rushed. Fences were broken and basically people were trampling the fences to get into the beach.” Ramos said the fence was going to be used as a way to help keep children and adults safe in the water and to allow as many people into the park as possible. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The goal of the fence was to be able to keep the front gates of the park open so more people would be able to enjoy the park,” Ramos said. “If we monitor how many people are on the beach and keep it at proper levels, then we don’t have to close the park because of too many people being on the beach.” Although the four lifeguard towers operating on Sunday were able to monitor about 900 people, county officials said many more people wanted to get into the 5-acre lake. “Once we stopped letting people onto the beach it started getting unruly. Some people understood we did it for the safety of their children,” said Sheila Burns, supervisor of the park’s cashiers. “But then they started getting tired and frustrated and all of a sudden 200 people started walking onto the beach. It was scary.” The gates to the park had to be closed at 10:30 a.m., just after the beach area opened because lifeguards felt the water was unmanageable. Ramos said county police were called Sunday to assist in controlling the crowds. No arrests were made. Ramos said because the fence did more harm than good, it was taken down and will not be put back up. “Our patrons feel like they should be able to use the beach at any time and our goal is to keep the park open,” Ramos said. “But safety is really the main priority. So in the future we will monitor … special events and beach patron levels when deciding when to close the gates.” The Santa Fe Dam has had 21 deaths caused by drowning since 1979. The last two occurred since 1997. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want 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_imgDonegal county councillor Ciaran Brogan is to host a pre-election evening tonight.Ciaran BroganThe open event is being held at Arena 7 in Letterkenny starting at 9.30pm.Fianna Fail stalwart Brogan said “The biggest challenge facing your area is to maintain the same level of funding for the vital services that Donegal County Council provide. I am absolutely committed to the protection and retention of services in our rural area and local towns.” Entertainment and refreshments will be served on the night. ELECTION 2014: BROGAN TO HOST PRE-ELECTION EVENING TONIGHT was last modified: May 16th, 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:Ciaran BrogandonegalPRE-ELECTION EVENINGlast_img read more

Humboldt State linebacker Cameron Buell ready to lead Jacks’ defense this season

first_imgARCATA >> Cameron Buell wasn’t thinking about the context of the moment. The only thing on his mind was sticking his foot in the ground and running up the Redwood Bowl field.It was an interception, with the clock right at the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter against Augustana University, that ensured Humboldt State its first postseason win in nearly 50 years. And it was a moment that, even though he didn’t get the pick-six he sorely desired, the high-energy Buell certainly celebrated …last_img read more