Olympia’s Joe McHugh Tells the Story At The Olympia Library

first_imgSubmitted by Timberland Regional LibraryBefore writing, there was story. People have told stories since earliest times to entertain, educate, and pass on cultural values. Where does that leave storytelling today under the transforming influence of new technologies?Storyteller, writer, and public radio producer Joe McHugh looks at how stories are told in the modern age in his talk, “Slaying the Gorgon: The Rise of the Storytelling Industrial Complex.” The multimedia presentation will be held after hours at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.McHugh will explain what the myth of Perseus and Medusa tells us about the technologies of storytelling. He’ll discuss why images and sound are supplanting the authority of the printed word, and by so doing, radically altering the cultural, economic, and political landscape. His goal is to provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion about these issues.Joe McHugh has worked for over 30 years to help young people, organizations, and communities around the nation find and tell their stories. Among other projects, he has collected and published books of traditional folktales from Appalachia, pioneered the use of radio dramas with young people and produced programs for public television and radio. He is currently writing a trilogy on the art and practice of storytelling in the modern world. The first title, “Slaying the Gorgon,” is forthcoming.McHugh lives in Olympia with his wife Paula Blasius-McHugh. Audio stories from McHugh’s public radio series “The Telling Takes Us Home,” are at www.americanfamilystories.org. His website iswww.joemchugh.info Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Free of charge and open to the public, like all Timberland library events, the presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. The library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.org.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – Friday June 19, 2015

first_imgMark Glatt5267912%$281,564 Ignacio Puglisi4956210%$189,830 Mike Smith3988521%$659,916 Philip D’Amato55169629%$916,070 Ricky Agarie2341617%$147,160 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Edwin Maldonado8310141412%$410,326 Richard Mandella401110428%$823,240 Fernando Perez11722181219%$841,230 Flavien Prat13321241416%$1,317,380 William Spawr2744215%$140,170 Tim Yakteen1854028%$165,630 R&R FOR PHAROAH; GOLD CUP LIKELY FOR HOPPERTUNITYFANS CAN SEE ‘PHAROAH’ LIVE AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 27CATCH A FLIGHT WORKS FOR RICH GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITASMITH FANCIES ‘TANGO’ GOING LONG IN SUMMERTIME OAKS RED HOT SADLER HOPES TO KEEP IT ROLLING SATURDAY Drayden Van Dyke10914121213%$615,848 Martin Pedroza100719147%$404,600 Tiago Pereira701113716%$482,180 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won AMERICAN PHAROAH ON PARADE JUNE 27American Pharoah’s countless fans and well-wishers will have an opportunity to see racing’s newest Triple Crown winner in the flesh when the sensational colt will make a public appearance at Santa Anita on Gold Cup Day next Saturday, June 27.“We want to thank American Pharoah’s owner, Ahmed Zayat, and his trainer, Bob Baffert, for being so incredibly generous in sharing this horse with fans from coast to coast,’ said Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool. “We’re excited to present him to the public on June 27. It should make for a tremendous day for those joining us on track and on television throughout the world.”In addition to a blockbuster card that includes the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes, the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes and the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, all fans will receive an officially licensed “American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion” T-shirt free with paid admission and Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club membership. (Thoroughbreds Club signups will be available free at T-shirt distribution locations).NBCSN will televise the Gold Cup live from 5 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time.CATCH A FLIGHT ‘READY TO GO’ FOR GRADE I GOLD CUPCalifornian Stakes winner Catch a Flight worked seven furlongs under Gary Stevens Friday morning in 1:26.40 as he prepares for the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita a week from Saturday, June 27.Stablemates Ganesh and Osmoz went out with Catch a Flight. Ganesh was clocked in 1:26, while Osmoz got 1:27.“He’s doing real well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of Catch a Flight, an Argentine-bred import who overtook Moreno in late stretch to win the Grade II Californian by a half-length on May 30. “He’s in good shape and ready to go.”Mandella said two-time champion Beholder, winner of the Adoration Stakes June 13, is on course for the Grade I, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 1, while Bal a Bali, who disappointed in the Shoemaker Mile, finishing last of five, “wrenched an ankle in the race, but it was a minor blow.”Mandella added, “I don’t think it will amount to much and we’ll look at the (Grade I) Eddie Read (at Del Mar on July 18).”SMITH LIKES RHYTHM OF ‘TANGO’ ON STRETCH OUTTara’s Tango stretches out in Saturday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks. Mike Smith is looking forward to it.The Hall of Fame jockey has ridden the gray daughter of Unbridled’s Song in each of her previous three races, none beyond seven furlongs, including the Angel’s Flight on May 16 in which she was second in a field of five.“This is what she’s been wanting,” Smith said of the added distance. “I really like this filly. I think a lot of her. Down the road she’s going to a really, really nice one.”Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Tara’s Tango won her first race last July 20 by 3 ½ lengths, going five furlongs at Del Mar in 57.40.The field for the Oaks, race eight of nine: All Star Bub, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Danette, Fernando Perez, 15-1; Guild, Flavien Prat, 30-1; Roksana, Felipe Valdez, 12-1; Tara’s Tango, Mike Smith, 4-1; Conquest Curlgirl, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Scat Means Go, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Stellar Wind and Victor Espinoza, 5-2.Fantastic Style was scratched, and trainer Keith Desormeaux said Friday morning that the maiden Danette also would be scratched. Felipe Valdez9881598%$365,640 Martin Garcia3894624%$333,370 Victor Espinoza3486624%$548,000 Brayan Pena595238%$117,350 (Current Through Thursday, June 18) -30- Doug O’Neill9218161120%$781,368 Joseph Talamo13424132518%$977,928 Robertino Diodoro2764322%$232,130 Bob Baffert2572528%$323,970 Rafael Bejarano15639292525%$1,840,892 Kristin Mulhall2345017%$118,050 Mario Gutierrez4883817%$370,468 Hector O. Palma1642225%$133,910 FRESHENING IN STORE FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH?While Bob Baffert has mentioned the Haskell, the Jim Dandy and the Travers as“options” for American Pharoah’s next race, any firm commitment for the immediate future is on hold as the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 recovers from the Rock Star treatment he’s received since capturing the Belmont Stakes on June 6.The horse has had more requests for personal appearances than Elvis, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined. Now, it’s time for some good old R&R.“Every time we have an experience like we had yesterday, it sort of brings back the feeling of winning the Triple Crown and seeing all the people,” Baffert said Friday, the morning after American Pharoah arrived home at Santa Anita following a flight from Kentucky, a police escort from Ontario Airport, and a horde of media and fans on hand to welcome him.“It was nice to see the horse back, but I can tell he was a little bit tired from being shown so much, so now that he’s here, we need to tighten up the show circuit a little bit. He probably needs a little bit of freshening, because this wears on him. When he was in Kentucky, they were bringing him out a lot and showing him to people, sharing him with everybody.“But now that he’s here, it’s a different life. He handles it well because he’s so smart.”Asked if he had a horse for the Gold Cup at Santa Anita a week from Saturday, Baffert said, “I might want to run Hoppertunity. He just ran, and I think I’m looking at him right now.”Hoppertunity finished third in the Grade I Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 6. Jerry Hollendorfer62716811%$554,564 Michael Machowsky2555320%$144,950 Jeff Bonde1741324%$188,040 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Richard Baltas56177430%$865,260 Gonzalo Nicolas9567156%$247,208 Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Carla Gaines2444217%$210,530 Kent Desormeaux6451378%$321,624 Santiago Gonzalez91916810%$412,944 Vann Belvoir4756711%$180,830 Mike Puype57812714%$488,880 John Sadler631191117%$658,704 Bruce Headley1451236%$128,890 Eddie Truman2072335%$284,928 Gary Stevens2563524%$583,300 FINISH LINES: Om, who handed American Pharoah his lone defeat, is scheduled to return to turf in the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes at a mile on grass opening day at Del Mar, July 16. “Om will be my first horse ever in the Hall of Fame,” trainer Dan Hendricks quipped. “On American Pharoah’s past performances, it will show Om beating him in his first race.” Om finished third in the Grade III Affirmed Stakes on dirt June 7 . . . Keith Desormeaux has “one more big work this weekend” for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red as the 3-year-old son of Afleet Alex prepares for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park on July 4. The Grade III test will be decided at a one-turn mile. “He’ll have one more big work this weekend and we’ll come back with a final little prep work the following weekend and we’re ready to roll,” Desormeaux said . . . Professional gambler Alan “Dink” Denkenson will be Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guest Saturday, while Craig Stephen, agent for jockey Santiago Gonzalez, will do honors Sunday, each day at 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Horsemen are invited to join an open Thoroughbred Owners of California forum and have questions answered by its directors next Saturday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Satellite Wagering Facility. For further information visit info@toconline.com. John Brocklebank1544127%$181,540 Tyler Baze18929302915%$1,691,040 Peter Miller751717823%$679,160 SADLER HOPES TO KEEP ROLLING IN SATURDAY STAKES            John Sadler, who won three races at Santa Anita Thursday, hopes to continue his hot streak when he sends out Zinvor in the $75,000 Singletary Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf and Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind in the Grade II Summertime Oaks at a mile and one-sixteenth.Both horses will be ridden by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, who was aboard two of Sadler’s winners Thursday. Zinvor is two-for-two at a mile on grass, one win coming at Del Mar, the other at Santa Anita two races back before he finished fifth after leading in the 1 1/8-mile Snow Chief on turf May 23.“He was just a little too close in the Snow Chief,” Sadler said. “He can run further. He was too close to the pace last time.”Sadler said Stellar Wind is “sharp, doing real good” for the Oaks. “We’re looking forward to it.”            The field for the Singletary: Seve’s Road, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; All Indians, Mike Smith, 8-1; Harmonic, Alex Solis, 8-1; Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Zinvor, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Soul Driver, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Cardiac, Fernando Perez, 12-1; Madiba, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Spin Forty, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; Ride Hard Kowboy, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Where’s the Moon, Brice Blanc, 15-1; and Royal Albert Hall, Flavien Prat, 4-1.Anytime Anyplace was scratched. Alex Solis4075518%$310,654last_img read more

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Melbourne, St Thomas on top in Senior Cup semis

first_img Left-arm spinner Chris Lamont, eight for 87, including a hat-trick, was Melbourne’s top bowler, with captain Nikita Miller, two for 49, as next best. Over at the Goodyear Oval, St Thomas are 178 for eight in response to the 163 posted by Kingston Cricket Club. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr, with an unbeaten 53, has led the way so far for St Thomas, with Jamie Trenchfield, 33, providing support. In-form left-arm spinner Paul Harrison, five for 33, has claimed most wickets for Kingston. Earlier, fast bowler Keno Wallace, three for 35, did most damage for St Thomas against Dennis McGarvey, 49, and Garth Garvey, 40. Unbeaten Melbourne and St Thomas are in pole position at the end of day one of their two-day Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup semi-final clashes against the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club, respectively. The Melbourne versus UWI clash, which is being played at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI, has the former in command at 145 for one, 103 runs behind UWI first-innings score of 242. Steven Taylor and Trevon Griffith, both on 63 not out, will resume batting today for the visitors. Playing in his fourth match for the club, Taylor has hit five fours and a six, with Griffith also scoring an identical amount of boundaries. Earlier, the UWI were led by an entertaining 88 from national all-rounder Rovman Powell. The 22-year-old, who is set to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, struck nine sixes and three fours and took UWI from a testing position of 15 for four. Jevaughn Buchanan, 53, also provided support, with national captain Paul Palmer Jr falling for zero.last_img read more

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Misfiring TNT fall to Rain or Shine

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The KaTropa’s efforts were evident in the game as they dominated the boards, 73-54, had more points in the paint (32 to 20) and second chance points (25 to 14). They also dished more assists (18 to 13) and blocked more shots (eight to five).What Castro failed to mention, however, was how the Elasto Painters shot better from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRain or Shine went 29-of-79 from the field, amounting to a 36 percent clip, against to the 31-of-102 shooting for TNT, which only translated to 30 percent. Also hurting the KaTropa were their horrendous 8-of-38 shooting from beyond the arc, something that the 31-year-old guard said should be a pressing concern for the team moving forward.“Our outside shots were bad. We need to work on those and execute our new plays,” he said. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Christmas, NBA shows off its best — and who’s got next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Castro can still draw some silver lining from those numbers as he expressed satisfaction with how TNT bounced back in the second half after a terrible showing in the first two quarters.“We had a good second half and I hope we could sustain that. We’re aggressive on both ends and I see it more as a good news. Hopefully next game, we can have those stats and pull out the win,” he said.TNT closes the year against Alaska on December 29, still at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro couldn’t help but be baffled with how the hardworking TNT squad lost its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup season opener to Rain or Shine, 82-79, on Friday given how his team won in almost all statistical departments.“I’m also confused. We won virtually every stats, but we still lost the game,” he said after putting up near triple-double numbers of 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Wenger keeps tabs on budding Arsenal star Nelson

first_imgWhile record-signing Alexandre Lacazette grabbed the headlines with a goal on his Arsenal debut, it was Nelson who provided Wenger with a glimpse of an outstanding Highbury future.“Since I’ve been in the game I’ve understood that you either have that (confidence) at 17 years of age or you don’t,” Wenger told reporters after the match.“They all did well today, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock as well had a very strong performance. They are young, just 17 or 18 years old, so that is very promising.”Nelson played 35 times for Arsenal’s youth teams last season, scoring seven goals and also featured in the England Under-17 squad.The Gunners are staying on in Sydney to play 2014 Asian Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers at the Olympic stadium on Saturday, with Wenger thrilled by the response of Australian fans to the club’s first visit Down Under in four decades.“There were 80,000 fans turning up for a game like that and it shows how incredible sport is in Australia and how incredible the support we have here,” he said.Wenger hailed Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne as the man of the match in Thursday’s game after his spectacular saves, but was reminded by reporters that Redmayne had a trial with the Gunners 12 years ago.“I don’t remember. I must say that it is such a long time that I’ve been at Arsenal that I don’t remember all the trials,” said 67-year old Wenger.“But if he was with us, we made a mistake (not signing him)!” he laughed.Redmayne, then 16, trialled at Highbury and nearly had a deal before the north London club opted to sign a 15-year-old Wojciech Szczesny instead.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal player Reiss Nelson (C) was praised by manager Arsene Wenger for his performance against Sydney FC© AFP WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says teenager Reiss Nelson is “very close” to more first-team action after his dazzling performance in the Gunners’ 2-0 pre-season friendly win in Australia.The 17-year-old looked a star in the making as he ripped apart the Sydney FC defence with his pace and on-the-ball skills in Sydney on Thursday.last_img read more

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Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian defender Marcelo has made 400 appearances for Real Madrid since joining from Fluminense in 2006 © AFP/File / Dimitar DILKOFFMADRID, Spain, Sep 13 – Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced on Wednesday.The Brazilian, 29, has won three Champions League and four La Liga titles in over 400 appearances since joining from Fluminense in 2006. “Real Madrid and Marcelo have agreed to extend the contract of the player, who will remain tied to the club until June 30, 2022,” the club said.Marcelo will, though, be suspended for Madrid’s next two La Liga games after his ban for being sent off for a kick at Jefferson Lerma in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Levante was also confirmed on Wednesday.The left-back will be absent for Sunday’s trip to Real Sociedad and the visit of Real Betis on September 20.Real will seek to put a disappointing start to their La Liga campaign behind them when they begin their defence of the Champions League title later on Wednesday at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Is a weak Bundesliga hurting Bayern in Europe?

first_imgBayern are steaming towards a sixth straight title, but recent European success has eluded them.“Until April, Bayern won’t have any challenges,” bemoaned German magazine Kicker.“How can they keep up pressure in the squad?“It won’t be easy given a sixth successive title is practically in the bag and there isn’t a single week in March, other than the return trip to Istanbul, with two matches.”Their 5-0 hammering of 10-man Besiktas in last week’s last-16 first leg, leaves Bayern on the verge of a Champions League quarter-final berth, unless disaster strikes in the return leg on March 14.Bayern last won the competition in 2013, but in each of the four seasons since they have lost in the Champions League knock-out stage to Spanish clubs.Pep Guardiola’s team bowed out of the semi-finals to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in consecutive seasons.Last season, under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern lost in the quarter-finals to Real.Critics say a dearth of strong domestic rivals means Bayern are rarely tested and struggle when under pressure.Bundesliga teams tend to defend conservatively against Bayern.“The attitude is often that opponents don’t want to lose heavily,” said ex-Bayern midfielder Michael Ballack.“There is often too much respect.”Former West Germany striker Dieter Hoeness, brother of Bayern president Uli, says Bayern’s huge lead does them no favours.“When you have such a big lead, you lack a bit of bite,” he told Sky.“This huge gap is a problem for the Bundesliga, but also for Bayern.”Bayern are Germany’s sole remaining Champions League side — compared to England’s five teams — in the last 16.Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig both failed to make it past the group stage.In order for Bayern to continue competing on the European stage, they need genuine domestic rivals.“It would be good if alongside Dortmund and Bayern, a third team constantly reached the Champions League,” said Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.To do so, German clubs would need increased spending power.In a bid to boost foreign investment, the German Football League (DFL) is considering ditching its ’50+1′ rule, which ensures clubs are majority owned by their own membership rather than external investors.A change could see cash from overseas filling Bundesliga clubs’ coffers in the future.– German talent magnet –Too often, though, the rest of the Bundesliga is dwarfed by Bayern’s financial might and prestige.For years, they have lured Germany’s best young talent from rivals to Munich, such as Serge Gnabry, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Suele, Sandro Wagner and Leon Goretzka.But the last player to come through the club’s academy and make the grade was Austria defender David Alaba — back in 2010.While Bayern tend to keep their top players, their domestic rivals often lose theirs — either to Munich or big-spending foreign clubs.Dortmund lost two stars in the space of six months.Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona for 105 million euros ($129.2m), before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sold to Arsenal for £56 million ($78 million).In contrast, Bayern paid a Bundesliga record 47.5 million euros for French midfielder Corentin Tolisso last year.Excluding the Tolisso deal, the Bundesliga’s biggest transfer this season is the 25 million euros Dortmund paid Dynamo Kiev for Andriy Yarmolenko — a paltry sum compared to what Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are prepared to spend.In return, Bundesliga clubs are getting young players from England looking for experience.Former Germany coach Bertie Vogts says the Bundesliga is in danger of becoming a feeder to the English Premier League rather than a rival.“It must be a warning signal that English clubs send their young players to the Bundesliga just for them to play, because they do not have places in the Premier League,” said Vogts.This season, Jadon Sancho joined Dortmund because he felt he had limited opportunities at Manchester City.Fellow England prospect Reece Oxford is on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach from West Ham and Everton’s Ademola Lookman opted for a stint at RB Leipzig.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich are cruising towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title © AFP/File / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 27 – Bayern Munich’s iron-grip on the Bundesliga shows no signs of weakening, but in Germany there is fear the lack of strong domestic rivals is hurting their Champions League chances.Despite Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern finished the weekend 20 points clear.last_img read more

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MAJELLA O’DONNELL TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT NORTH WEST BREAST CANCER BALL

first_imgMAJELLA O’Donnell is set to be the special guest at this year’s North West Breast Cancer Ball.This is the fifth year of the event and takes place on Friday, November 28 at the Silver Tassie Hotel.“This is a 5th Birthday for the ball and we appreciate the continued support of the local community,” said Carolyn Davis “All of the funds raised go towards the very valuable research taking place at Letterkenny General Hospital so this really is a local community effort for the benefit of local people.“We are extremely delighted to announce today that Majella O’Donnell is taking time from her busy schedule to attend on the night.”Majella has fought her own battle with breast cancer – bravely raising hundreds of thousands of euro after having her hair shaved off on the Late Late Show.Noel Cunningham will be MC again on what should be a fantastic night out in an event proudly supported by Donegal Daily. Tickets are very reasonably priced at €50 – with a table of ten for €450.Every cent will go to local cancer research here in Donegal. MAJELLA O’DONNELL TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT NORTH WEST BREAST CANCER BALL was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Majella O’DonnellNorth West Breast Cancer BallNOVEMBER 28silver tassielast_img read more

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Two men charged with allegedly robbing ‘vulnerable man’ of €4 remanded in custody

first_imgTwo men charged with allegedly robbed a vulnerable man have been remanded in custody.Stephen Scott and Paddy Sweeney appeared by videolink at Letterkenny District Court today. The court was told that directions have not yet been received from the Director of Public Prosecutions in both cases.The cases were adjourned until November 20th next.A detective previously told how a man almost died after he was allegedly viciously attacked by two other men who robbed him of just €4.The victim was allegedly set upon by the pair in the carpark of a local supermarket in Letterkenny, on Saturday night week last.The man, a 53-year-old who was described as ‘vulnerable” and in the care of the HSE, was allegedly assaulted in the carpark of Simpson’s Supermarket at Circular Road.Following an investigation by Gardai, two men, Patrick Sweeney, and Stephen Scott, aged 24, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court last week.Garda Detective Joseph Kealy said he was objecting to bail in the case of Scott.Detective Kealy said he was objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the case and he felt that Scott, of 35 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, is a flight risk and may flee the jurisdiction.He told Judge Paul Kelly that both the victim and the accused lived close to eachother and he feared they would meet while using the same laneways.He added that both used the same shops and the local Glencar Inn and he feared they could also meet there and that the victim could be intimidated by the accused.“This man was severely assaulted, he was punched, kicked and stamped upon. This is a serious offence of robbery where a vulnerable 53-year-old man was severely assaulted and robbed for €4.“I feel if they met on the road that he would intimidate the injured party,” said Detective Kealy.He added that the result of the alleged attack could have had much worse consequences for the alleged victim.“I think we’re very fortunate that the injured party didn’t receive fatal injuries,” added Detective Kealy.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case and that further more serious charges are expected.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was pleading not guilty to the charges and said that if Scott was directed to stay away from the area that the two men would not meet.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused bail on the basis of the matter of probability the accused would evade justice and not turn up for trial and that he may also interfere with witnesses.Two men charged with allegedly robbing ‘vulnerable man’ of €4 remanded in custody was last modified: November 6th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTES

first_imgOtway Golf Ladies Notes, BY HAZEL RUSSELLThe monthly 18 hole competition continues throughout September sponsored by Cable & Accessories.  However, there was a disappointing turn out on Saturday last for the Hill 16 Sponsored event, which was more than likely as a result of the poor weather and even worse forecast.   Nevertheless, the scoring was pretty good with Lady Vice Captain Brighdin McDaid (36) claiming victory on 36 points.   Christine Brown was runner up on 35 points with a whopping 23 points on the back nine, to beat Ann Cullen on break of tie.There may be a fixture or two yet to play because of cancellations earlier in the year, but regrettably the next event on the schedule is the Christmas Hamper, dreadful to think that we are coming to the onset of winter once again.   In the meantime, the Mary McDaid Memorial event is taking place at Portsalon Golf Club this Saturday 16th and we wish the ladies an enjoyable day.   This is an annual event which encompasses our neighbours Rosapenna, Letterkenny and of course our hosts Portsalon and is played in memory of deceased members of any of our clubs, so we sincerely hope that the weather improves and all have a pleasant day. GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTESlast_img read more

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