Report: Taylor Swift’s Dad Fights off Burglar in his Florida Penthouse

first_imgTaylor Swift’s dad is reportedly not hurt after he recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, according to the Tampa Bay Times.The paper reported that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover allegedly used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors and broke in.The men reportedly fought before Hoover ran away, according to police records. Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that includes domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping and false imprisonment, the paper said.Swift picked Hoover out of a photo lineup and police say Hoover called them to report the altercation. Hoover could not be found, however, until last week, when he was arrested on burglary charges. He was being held Monday on $50,000 bond.Taylor Swift was not with her father and it is unclear whether the intruder targeted the home. The 30-year-old singer lives elsewhere. Hoover’s mother told the newspaper that her son got lost while searching for his estranged wife and should only be charged with trespassing.The penthouse encompasses the entire top floor of one Vinoy tower and includes 5,359 square feet, three bedrooms and three full baths.last_img read more

Evelyn leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final

first_img27 May 2014 Evelyn leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final Cornwall golfer Evelyn Postles – who has been playing golf for just three years –  led the South West qualifiers for the England Golf Grand Medal Final. She won the South West regional medal final at Forest Hills in Goucestershire by three shots, with a net score of one-under 73. She leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28. They are: Evelyn Postles  of St Mellion, Carolyn Stait of Taunton & Pickeridge, Indumathi Kumaravel  of Killiow, Toshiko Ricketts of Mendip Spring, Juliet Hagley of  Clevedon, Tracy Bryant of Bulbury Woods, Kate Lush of Rushmore, Penny Deakin of Okehampton, Lorna Elliott of Dartmouth, and Heather Kerr-Wilbur of Mendip Spring. Evelyn sealed her triumph with a par on the last, where she holed a 20-footer, and said: “Everything went my way today and to think I’ve actually won is amazing! I’m honoured that I’m playing in a national final – it will be good fun.” This is only Evelyn’s third season of golf. She took up the sport after retiring from the health service at 50 and moving from London to Cornwall, where her home overlooks the golf course. “The golf course was there and I wanted to do something competitive! Whatever I do I try to succeed and do my best and I’ve put a lot of work in to my swing,” said Evelyn. “Usually in competition I tend to mess up some holes, but today I just played nicely. I had one bad hole but that was it, I played steadily and my playing partners were very encouraging.” Her ambition for the season is to reduce her handicap, which was 17 at the start of the regional final. Her performance means a cut is on the way! The was the sixth and last of the regional medal finals. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2013. South West Regional Medal Final Forest Hills, Gloucestershire Par 74, CSS 77 r/o Net qualifying scores 73 Evelyn Postles (St Mellion) 76 Carolyn Stait (Taunton & Pickeridge) 77 Indumathi Kumaravel (Killiow), Toshiko Ricketts (Mendip Spring), Juliet Hagley  (Clevedon) 78 Tracy Bryant (Bulbury Woods), Kate Lush (Rushmore), Penny Deakin (Okehampton) 79 Lorna Elliott (Dartmouth), Heather Kerr-Wilbur (Mendip Spring) For full scores please click herelast_img read more

A Bit of Ireland Comes to Red Bank

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauRED BANK – Celtic Thunder is returning to North America for a 75-city tour, and the first stop is at the Count Basie Theatre on Aug. 19.“The first night is always very special,” said Ryan Kelly, who has been a member of the five-member Irish group since it was formed in Dublin in 2007. “Everything will be fresh. We’re happy to be kicking off our tour at the Count Basie Theatre.”Celtic Thunder celebrates the heritage of Irish and Celtic music. The members are known not only for their vocal harmonies and dramatic solos but their eclectic repertoire, which ranges from traditional Irish and folk music to adult contemporary, rock and classical numbers. There will be a mix of lively songs, including “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy,” and soft ballads such as “Danny Boy” and “Noreen.”The show also features dramatic, state-of-the-art lighting effects on a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway, making it a theatrical event as well.“People love it because it’s a combination of things,” said Kelly. “We see three generations from the same family in our audience, and they all take away something different from the show. We have great pride that our music brings people together like that.”The shows also have a little comedic action, such as when the members perform the traditional Irish drinking songs.“We’re just a group of lads working together and we’re good friends as well,” he said. “The comedy adds entertainment for us and for the crowd. People want to sing along and have fun. It wouldn’t be an Irish show without a few Irish drinking songs.”Shortly after Celtic Thunder was formed, the group gained recognition from a performance broadcast on PBS, and they have been touring through North America, Australia and South Africa ever since. They have sold more than 2 million albums and topped the Billboard charts for world album.“Our fan base has been amazing since Day One,” said Kelly. “Irish and Celtic music is all about storytelling. We take people away from their lives for a couple of hours.”Kelly had always loved music but after graduating college, felt he needed a “real job.” In 2007, he was working as an accountant when he saw an article about auditions for Celtic Thunder.“I never really tried to do music full-time, but I thought I would give it a go and see what happens,” he said. “I never believed I had a chance. But lo and behold, here I am. We’re still going strong and about to embark on one of our biggest tours.”Kelly is also looking forward to his free time when he’s back in the United States. He is a big fan of American sports, and is hoping to catch a football or basketball game while he is here, in addition to seeing sights he has never seen before.“I love to travel and explore new places,” he said. “I’ve probably seen more of America than a lot of Americans.”Celtic Thunder will release its latest album, “Legacy, Volume Two,” on Aug. 12. It contains many of the best-loved songs from their tours, including “Streets of New York,” “Seven Drunken Nights,” “Isle of Innisfree” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”“Being on stage tops everything,” said Kelly. “Every night is different, and it’s always something very special. I know how lucky I am to have this job and do something I really love.”last_img read more

Mount Sentinel edged out by Kootenay rivals at BC A Boy’s Hoop Championships

first_imgMount Sentinel opened the tournament dropping a 86-42 decision to Port Coquitlam’s BC Christian Academy.”We worked really hard but ultimately couldn’t content with the two 6’8″ big men,” said Mount Sentinel coach Ed Nielsen.Johnny Johnson led Mount Sentinel with 11 points.In consolation round action Mount Sentinel lost 68-33 to nine-ranked Northside Academy of Vanderhoof. “We came out flat and didn’t get going until the second quarter,” Nielsen explained. “Their experience really showed as did our youth.”Aslan Mackay led the Cats with 10 pointsWest Point Grey Academy defeated Vancouver’s St. Patricks 73-56 to claim the tournament title.BC Christian edged Unity Christian of Chilliwack 54-42 to claim the bronze medal.The L.V. Rogers Bombers travel to Langley this week to compete in the B.C. High School Boy’s AAA Basketball Championships.First up for the Bombers is Charles Tupper of Vancouver. In a rematch of the Kootenay Final, the Fernie Falcons outlasted the Mount Sentinel Wildcats 41-31 in the consolation round of the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday at the Events Center in Langley.The loss dropped the Cats into 12th spot at the 16-team provincial tournament.Mount Sentinel advanced to the contest by stopping Pemberton 50-48 Friday.The Cats led wire to wire with Pemberton rallying to tie the game at 48-48 with 14 seconds remaining in the contest.But Johnny Johnson scored with 10 seconds left to give the Wildcats the 50-48 win.Johnson finished the game with 23 points while Spencer Legebokoff kicked in eight points and 16 rebounds.last_img read more

Nitehawks avenge loss by stopping shorthanded Leafs 4-1

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks snapped a three-game skid in a big way, scoring three times in the first period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks took advantage of a banged up Leaf squad to climb to within three points of Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels.“It’s really tough,” said Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer.“We have a lot of key players hurt . . . (Dylan) Williamson, (Michael) Crawford to name a few,” Cramer added. “We only had nine forwards and four “D”, so it’s tough when you’ve got a short bench like that.”Cramer felt the Hawks knew of the Leafs injuries and jumped on the home squad right off the get-go.Mitch Foyle got the Hawks going minutes into the game when he put the puck past Joey Karrer in the Nelson nets.Beaver Valley maintained the 1-0 lead until Allan Pruss increased the margin with a power play goal with five minutes left in the frame.Cramer cut the lead to 2-1 a short time later. But former Leaf Andy Miller restored the lead 40 seconds later. “I figure they knew about our injuries because they put on a lot of pressure on us and got a few goals early which just killed us,” Cramer explained.The Leafs struggled for most of the game to generate any offensive push against the Hawks.The lack of offence was evident in the territorial play and the shot clock, which Nelson had only nine shots in the first two periods.Nelson tried to mount a comeback in the third but any momentum was quickly snuffed out when Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play early in the third.The Leafs tried desperately to cut into the Beaver Valley lead, pulling Karrer with just over three minutes remaining in the game.However, nothing was working for the Green and White on this night.“For the next couple of weeks we’ve just got to stick together until we get some of our guys back,” Cramer said. “In two or three weeks we’ll be getting everyone back and be able to get back to normal.”Hawks Drake Poirier had a relatively easy night in goal, facing only 15 shots to register the win.Meanwhile, Karrer was the busier of the two goalies facing 25 shots as Beaver Valley led in every period.BLUELINES: The Hawks gained some revenge on the Leafs after losing to the Green and White by the same 4-1 score last Sunday in Fruitvale. . . . Leafs Blair Andrews, playing just his second game after a long bout on the injury list, was taken from the ice in the first period after suffering a head injury from a hit in the first period. Andrews was cut as well as suffering contusions to the face area. . . . Also missing from the lineup were Dylan Williamson, Michael Crawford and Timothy Nichols. . . .Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley tried his best Roger Neilson impression when he waved the white towel on the bench in disgust with the officiating in the third period. Neilson gained instant fame with the Vancouver Canucks when the coach tied a white towel to a stick in a mock surrender during the 1982 National Hockey League Campbell Conference Finals between Vancouver and Chicago. . . . Nelson is back in action Tuesday in Grand Forks before meeting rival Castlegar in a home-and-home series Friday in Castlegar and Saturday at home. . . . Castlegar took over top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-3 win over Grand Forks Saturday.last_img read more

$4 Million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) – NOTES TUES. NOV. 1, 2016

first_img$4 MILLION LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF OVERSEAS HORSES Kitcat – The mare went to the training track with a pony at 6 a.m. and galloped two laps comfortably with exercise rider Cristian Marin as she moved a day closer to Saturday’s Filly & Mare Turf.Sea Calisi – Martin Schwartz’s 4yo daughter of Youmazin spent much of Tuesday in transit from Belmont Park on Long Island to Santa Anita. She was part of the group of four horses trained by Chad Brown that left the barn at 5:30 a.m. ET.The French-bred is a graded stakes winner in Europe and North America. She drew post one in the Filly & Mare Turf and will be ridden by Florent Geroux.Sentiero Italia – Godolphin Racing’s homebred has had a light campaign leading up to a second appearance in the Filly and Mare Turf. She has raced just three times since finishing fourth in last year’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin watched the the Medaglia d’Oro filly gallop 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Rob Massey Tuesday morning. McLaughlin said she will school in the gate this week. Zipessa – Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa, who exits a second as the favorite in the Rodeo Drive over the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf course and distance, left Barn 38 mid-morning for trainer Mike Stidham and proceeded to gallop 1 1/2 miles over the Santa Anita main track.Third two races back in the Beverly D. at Arlington, the graded stakes-winning filly finished up her preparations Oct. 29 with a 5f turf breeze in 1:02 3/5 at Keeneland. Assigned 20-1 morning-line odds, Zipessa reunites with Joe Bravo, who was aboard in the Beverly D. and will break from post six in the 13-horse Filly & Mare Turf. The Aidan O’Brien-trained consignment of 12 Breeders’ Cup runners arrived at the Santa Anita quarantine barn at 8:20 Monday night, and all were reported to have taken the flight well. These horses should clear quarantine Wednesday afternoon, and are expected be seen out on the track Thursday morning.The rest of the European Breeders’ Cup runners cleared quarantine Monday afternoon and all stretched their legs out on the Santa Anita track Tuesday morning.The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses (Breeders’ Cup Turf), with work rider Kevin Richardson in the saddle, led stable companion Queen’s Trust (Filly & Mare Turf) out on to the turf track shortly after 7:30. They were followed out, by the Charlie Hills trained Dutch Connection, and Limato (Henry Candy), who will both line up in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Mile, and were accompanied by the Hugo Palmer-trained Home of The Brave who contests the Turf Sprint.All the horses started off with by walking and trotting before doing a steady canter down the home stretch. Afterward Hugo Palmer said, “This morning couldn’t have gone better, and I’m very pleased with my horse. I think the Sprint is the better option for him rather that the Mile. If he runs to his best, then I think he can be in the mix, but his best in the Mile might still not be good enough.”The Japanese Filly & Mare Turf contender Nuovo Record also joined the European horses on the turf having completed a circuit of the training track. The daughter of Heart’s Cry also did a steady canter around half a circuit of the track.Whilst the horses that had been out on the turf track were returning to the barn via the paddock the Joseph O’Brien-trained Intricately (Juvenile Fillies Turf) was getting ready to go out on to the main track with the trainer’s younger brother Donnacha O’Brien in the saddle.Despite having a pony alongside with Joseph O’Brien in the saddle, the daughter of Fastnet Rock was at first reluctant to go out on to the track, but soon got going after being led out by the trainer’s mother, Anne-Marie O’Brien.She walked and then cantered for a circuit and a half to get used to her new surrounding and then returned to the barn. “She got a little anxious waiting at the gap, but she was fine after that,” Anne Marie said.Joseph O’Brien who is having his first Breeders’ Cup runner as a trainer reported the filly to be in good shape and when asked by reporters if he missed being a jockey he replied, “The last few months I was riding became quite hard weight-wise. I don’t really miss it (the riding) and I love training now.”Following Intricately out on to the main track were the two French horses, the Francis-Henri Graffard trained Karar, and Christophe Ferland’s Cavale Doree, along with the German raider Spectre.Spectre was also slightly reluctant to go out on to the track and was also led out on to the dirt. The three all stretched their legs with routine canters on the main track.Ferland and Cavale Doree will have the assistance of U.S.-based French jockey Flavien Prat in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Ferland/Prat combo tasted success at the highest level back in 2013 when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc Sunday at Longchamp with the 2yo filly Indonesienne.Karar (Turf Sprint) especially pleased the traveling head-lad Anthony David who reported the son of Invincible Spirit to be in “great shape”.Mondialiste, with Fergal Davis in the saddle also went out on to the dirt track with stable companion Suedois (Turf Sprint). Both horses appeared in good shape after their eleven-hour flight, with Arlington Million winner Mondialiste especially was on his toes. They both did steady canters around a circuit of the track.The Simon Crisford-trained Rodaini (Juvenile Turf) was the final European horse to go out, having no more than a gentle canter before returning to the barn.             Al’s Gal – The E.P. Taylor winner arrived Monday with her stablemate Da Big Hoss and jogged for the first time Tuesday. Trainer Mike Maker was to arrive Tuesday afternoon.center_img Avenge – The 4yo War Front filly walked today following a swift 5f breeze on Monday.Her jockey Flavien Prat expressed happiness with her post position. “I got a great post. Four is perfect. Not too inside or too outside, I got a choice, so is perfect.”Catch a Glimpse – Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse will attempt to earn her second Breeders’ Cup trophy when she takes on older fillies and mares for the first time in the Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday. A winner of last year’s Juvenile Fillies Turf, the daughter of City Zip has earned more than $1.1 million in 2016, including a victory in the Belmont Oaks at this 10-furlong trip. In an uncharacteristic effort, the Mark Casse trainee was seventh of eight last out in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct. 15.“We felt like the last race was so bad it couldn’t be true,” Casse said. “She had trained so well beforehand and looked great going in, so we really didn’t have any excuse. Had she been beaten a length or two I would have thought maybe she just wasn’t good enough, but we know she’s much better than that.“The other thing is that we had the ‘Win and You’re In’ — though we have passed on those before, including Noble Bird and Pretty City Dancer and those paid off — and after a conversation with the owner we thought we would see how she trains and make a decision,” Casse continued. “She’s trained well and as good as she’s ever trained, so our feeling is also that she’ll really like this turf course and she’s also going to get a few months off – win, lose or draw. So we thought we would give it a shot, though we know it’s a tall task. If she brings her ‘A’ game, she’ll be tough.”In her career thus far, Catch a Glimpse is eight for 11, with stakes victories at six tracks. Usually on the lead, she drew favorably in post two of 13 fillies and mares, while assigned 12-1 odds. Javier Castellano picks up the mount, as regular rider Florent Geroux opted to ride Sea Calisi.“There’s a fair amount of speed in the race, but that’s speed going a mile and a quarter. She has mile speed and I think she is the speed of the speed. Our plan is to be that speed. We’re going to get up and go.”Lady Eli – Sheep Pond Partners’ once-beaten filly was shipped from Belmont Park to Santa Anita Park on Tuesday. She was part of a group of four horses trained by Chad Brown that left the barn at 5:30 a.m. ET for the journey California.Two years ago at Santa Anita, Lady Eli won the Juvenile Fillies Turf, the third of six wins to start her career. She missed more than a year while dealing with a case of the life-threatening disease laminitis and did not return to competition until Aug. 27 at Saratoga. She was beaten in her comeback race, the Ballston Spa, but captured the Flower Bowl on Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.Even though she has been limited to two starts this year, Lady Eli is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. She will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., who has been up for all eight of her career starts. Ashleyluvssugar – The Peter Eurton trainee Ashleyluvssugar went to the main track at 5 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile under exercise rider Eddie Inda.Da Big Hoss – After shipping in Monday from the Kentucky base of trainer Mike Maker, Skychai Racing’s Breeders’ Cup Turf contender Da Big Hoss left Barn 56 mid-morning and jogged a lap over Santa Anita’s main track under the watchful eye of assistant Laz Guerra. Trainer Mike Maker is scheduled to arrive Tuesday afternoon.Ectot – Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Normand’s Ectot arrived from New York Tuesday along with several other Todd Pletcher-trained Breeders’ Cup entrants.The 5yo son of Hurricane Run joined the Pletcher stable this year after earning Group 1 credentials in Europe. He earned Grade 1 credentials in the U.S. with a five-length victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Oct. 1.“It was his third start off an extended layoff. In his second start we went in a three-turn race and he got maybe just a tick tired. I think we learned a couple things about him, equipment-wise and shoeing-wise. We tweaked for the third start,” Pletcher said. “He really liked the Belmont turf course that day. (Jockey) Jose (Ortiz) did a nice job of getting him to settle and ration his fractions. He delivered a powerful performance.”Flintshire – Juddmonte Farms’ 6yo homebred Flintshire was shipped from Belmont Park to Santa Anita on Tuesday. He and Chad Brown stablemate Money Multiplier left the barn at 5:30 a.m. ET to begin the cross-country journey.During his distinguished international career that has taken him from Europe to Asia, Dubai and North America, he has earned $8.9 million and is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Turf. Two years ago at Santa Anita, he was the runner-up to Main Sequence in the 2014 Turf.Metaboss – Metaboss galloped over the turf course after drawing the outside No. 13 post with morning line odds of 30-1. “I wasn’t too pleased about the draw. We’re stuck out there in the outfield,” trainer Phil D’Amato said.  “Rafael (Bejarano) is going to have to find a spot for him to tuck in down the hill, get him relaxed and do what he does best, make a late run.”Money Multiplier – Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s 4yo ridgling Money Multiplier was shipped from Belmont Park to Santa Anita on Tuesday. He and Chad Brown stablemate Flintshire left the barn at 5:30 a.m. ET to begin the cross-country journey.The son of Lookin At Lucky has yet to win a graded stake in his 14-race career, but he was second in three G1 races this year. He drew post nine in the field of 13 and is 20-1 on the morning line. Hall of Famer John Velazquez will ride.$2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP MILE Midnight Storm – Multiple graded-stakes winner Midnight Storm walked the barn area after breezing 4f on Monday. Midnight Storm drew the No. 13 post in a field of 14 with morning line odds of 12-1. “A little further out than I’d like,” trainer Phil D’Amato said. “The one good thing is that we’re definitely well outside the speed. I like where the other main speed (What a View) drew on the rail.Miss Temple City, Ring Weekend – Sagamore Farm and Allen Rosenblum’s Miss Temple City was en route to Santa Anita Tuesday. Trainer Graham Motion is scheduled to be on hand at Barn 86 Wednesday morning.St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend galloped 1 1/2m under assistant trainer Alice Clapham Tuesday morning at Santa Anita.Photo Call – Teresa Viola Racing Stables’ Photo Call arrived at Santa Anita Tuesday for a start in the Mile. The Todd Pletcher-trained 5yo, who defeated defending Mile champion Tepin in the First Lady at Keeneland Oct. 8, had been pre-entered in the Filly & Mare Turf, as well as the Mile.“Ultimately, it was the mile (distance). It was her best performance in her last race going a mile. The time stacked up very favorably to the Shadwell (Turf Mile),” Pletcher said. “Fillies have had a lot of success traditionally in this race. It was her lifetime-best performance going a mile, beating a horse as accomplished at Tepin. It was, ‘Don’t try to overthink it.’”Tepin – Defending Breeders’ Cup Mile champion Tepin saw the Santa Anita track for the first time since arriving Monday morning. The Mark Casse-trained 5yo daughter of Bernstein went out in company with stablemate Victory to Victory, who runs in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, at 5:30 a.m. and jogged a mile. Owned by Robert Masterson, she will be ridden by regular pilot Julien Leparoux from post eight in the 14-horse Mile and is the 3-1 morning-line favorite.“She loves going different places and travels better than the rest of us,” Casse said. “She has a great post. It looks like there’s a fair amount of speed in there, so that’s good. Tepin is very versatile and her last race we would have obviously liked to have won, but once we won at Royal Ascot, this was our main objective.”Tourist – WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber’s Breeders’ Cup Mile contender Tourist continues to impress in the mornings. The Bill Mott-trained 5-yo son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow left Barn 59 under assistant trainer Rodolphe Brisset and galloped an easy lap around the Santa Anita main course. Assigned morning-line odds of 15-1, Tourist drew post five of 14 horses and will be ridden by Joel Rosario.“He drew well,” Mott said. “I doubt he would be on the lead, but he can if no one wanted it.”Saturday’s Mile will be Tourist’s third consecutive attempt in the race. He finished 13th with a troubled trip at Santa Anita in 2014 and steadied before finishing eighth at Keeneland in 2015. A versatile sort, he has won stakes events from on the lead, stalking and closing.$2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE TURF Ironicus – Stuart Janney III’s Ironicus was scheduled to arrive from New York Tuesday for a start in the Mile for trainer Shug McGaughey.last_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE NOTESRaphoe Family Resource Centre RAPHOE 5K:On Tuesday 16th July at 7.30pm the Family Resource Centre will hold its 3rd Annual 5k race in association with Lifford AC and Donegal Co. Athletics Board. The 5k, which is part of the Grand Prix Series costs €10 to enter with all proceeds re-invested into supporting the work of the Family Resource Centre. The Centre is delighted that Coyle’s Centra, Raphoe have agreed to be the main sponsor for the race and our sincere thanks are due for this generous offer. Coyle’s Centra have been very consistent supporters of the work of the Family Resource Centre over many years. You can now pre-register for the race by emailing your name, club/organization (if any) and age category to [email protected] and of course registration can take place on the night from 6.00pm onwards in the Family Resource Centre, William St, Raphoe. Changing facilities and showers will be available in the Deele College and we would like to thank Mr. Damian Mc Devitt for his support and cooperation with that.RAPHOE WALKING GROUP: The Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNSThe application for the town has now been sent in to the Tidy Towns unit for this year’s competition. Judging is usually in June, July and early August. A sincere thank you to everyone in the town for all your help in keeping your properties and gardens in good shape which in turn helps our town looking well. The local residential groups, Tidy Towns committee and C.E staff are doing a great job in the different areas of the town which is a great help every year. You can help by putting out window boxes, hanging baskets from this week on. You can also help by painting, weeding & keeping your areas litter free. Last year the town received a silver medal and 297 points so hopefully we can gain a few extra points this year again. Good Luck Raphoe!ATTIC INSULATION FOR THE HOMEDo you own your house? Are you in receipt of fuel allowance? Please contact Martin at the Tidy Towns Office on 9145692 for further details.Fundraiser for new playground for RaphoeSupport needed to ensure we reach our target to get the playground started. Donations also welcome. [email protected] or 0863467793 RAPHOE BOXING CLUBCongratulation goes to Councillor Frank Mc Brearty who has just completed a very successful year as Mayor of Donegal. Well done Frank and sincere thanks for all your assistance at the Raphoe Boxing Club.Best wishes for every success goes to Convoy’s Bryan Mc Namee and Letterkenny’s Brian Elliot who will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming European Schoolboy Championships to be staged in the City West Dublin from 28th July to 4th August. Good luck lads from all at the Raphoe club. And best wishes goes to Carrigart’s female kingpin Meave Mc Carron who is competing for Ireland at the European Youth Championships, in Hungary.The boxing club is now closed for a well deserved summer break and the club will re-open on Monday 2nd September when coaches Gary Mc Cullagh, Stephen Mc Bride and Tommy Stewart will welcome all new and former members for the new season. More details of the club’s 25th anniversary to be staged in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Saturday 16th November will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: July 8th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Keep an eye on insect threshold levels

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is no surprise that, after a very mild winter, insects are becoming a big concern for Ohio growers. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Ryan Terry talks about what insects are causing damage early and what can be done to protect the crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

Mike Ralph of Marion County elected to OSC Board of Trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike Ralph, a soybean farmer from Marion County, has been elected to a three-year term on the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees to represent District 9, which includes Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union Counties.“I want to congratulate Mike Ralph for being elected to the board,” said Steve Reinhard, OSC chairman and soybean farmer from Crawford County. “He’ll be a great addition to our team and I look forward to working with him.”Ralph farms 4,000 acres of soybean and corn as a partner in Ralph Brothers Farm. He is past president of the Marion County Farm Bureau, a member of the Ohio Soybean Association, has been active with the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, and is past president of Ridgedale FFA and a recipient of the American Farmer degree. He is a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky Masonic Lodge and Ohio Eastern Star. He is a graduate of Ridgedale High School.Ralph will officially be seated on the board during the OSC annual meeting on Nov. 26, 2018.last_img read more

AT&T Data Use Explodes At The Super Bowl

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#AT&T#Carriers Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts We’ve all been there. You are at a crowded event, taking pictures with your smartphone and trying to share them on Facebook or Twitter but the damn photo just won’t upload. The data network you are using is clogged because too many people are trying to do the exact same thing you are: making phone calls, sending texts, uploading pictures and streaming video. With everybody trying to do the same thing at the same time, nobody can actually do anything.The Big Arena ProblemLike other mobile carriers, AT&T has been working on solving this “big arena” problem for a while. It has been working to improve its DAS – Distributed Antenna System – for several years and has been moving to place it in venues across the country, including Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the TD Garden in Boston. For the Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday night, AT&T had its DAS system up and running with 11 temporary COWs (Cells On Wheels) towers to help the data flow.So, when the lights went down on the Super Bowl, fans were still theoretically able to make phone calls and tweets to their heart’s delight.Blackout Boosted Data UsageAccording to AT&T, the busiest data traffic came during the halftime show when Beyonce was performing – and during the blackout itself. AT&T users consumed 78GB of data on the in-stadium network during the hour, more than twice what they did during the busiest hour of last year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis. During the 34-minute power outage, AT&T users sent twice as many texts, consumed 10GB of data and made more phone calls than they did at any other hour during the game. This makes perfect sense considering that the users were living in the middle of a live news event and had nothing to do but putz around on their phones while the stadium lights returned. Total data usage for the entire event was 388GB on the in-stadium network. That is a lot of photos, even for the 71,024 officially in attendance at the game (many of which were likely not AT&T users). That was an 80% increase in traffic from the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. In addition, AT&T users made more than 73,000 calls during the Super Bowl. Even if everybody in the stadium was an AT&T user, that is more than one call per person. In likelihood, it was probably more like three or four per AT&T user.Of course, many of these numbers are artificially high because of the extended delay in the middle of the game. Judging data from the Super Bowl or any other singular event can lead to suspect conclusions. But if there is one thing to take away from the Super Bowl in New Orleans in relation to AT&T’s cellular traffic – it is that more and more people have smartphones and they are using them more and more. This was the dominant theme of mobile in 2012 and it continues into 2013 and beyond. Top image: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, courtesy Wikipedia.center_img dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more