ClayFeva right on target for AISK SportsFeva

first_imgIt’s hit or miss when it comes to a shoot-off, and this year 80 students from 12 schools put this to the test as they showed their sharpshooting skills in ClayFeva, the sporting clays segment of the American International School of Kingston (AISK) SportsFeva athletic tournament.The event was staged at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine.The sport, which grows bigger each year, is as much a mental test as it is a physical one. This year’s ClayFeva proved that, with 14-year-old Danzell Knight of Campion College pulling off an upset and taking the overall championship and the individual Super Six titles from defending champion Nickolai Clarke, the 16-year-old sharpshooter from Hillel Academy.Knight, who was in his third year in the competition said: “I felt a bit nervous, but the only person to beat was Nickolai and he’s who I had my mind on …”Coach Khaleel Azan pointed out that this was a matter of Knight’s mental acumen.”Danzell had to work on his mental game and what I had been focusing on in this sport is the mental aspect,” said Azan. “The victory by Danzell Knight at 48 was above what we expected. We set the course for a 46 or a 45 to win. He (Danzell) came to me midway and said, ‘the mental thing is working’.”Close contestThis year’s ClayFeva had spectators on pins and needles, as many of the scores were separated by only a bird or two. Knight, whose score of 48 out of 50 birds was one of the anomalies, surpassed Clarke (44) and Zachary Chen (43) of Hillel by four and five birds, respectively.The girls all came out to defeat reigning champion Isabelle Chin of Campion College, who held on to her ClayFeva Girls A title with a score of 39 ahead of Leah Azan of Hillel, who claimed second with 32 birds, with Jolie Chin, who flew in from St Andrews High in Delaware (USA), clinching third with 29.Marksmanship knew no age boundaries at this year’s ClayFeva as the sub-seniors showed they were not to be outmatched.Fourteen-year-old Roman Tavares-Finson of Hillel took the first runner-up title in the individual Super Six this year, as well as first spot in the Sub-Junior A category with 45 birds.AISK’s principal, Shirley Davis, noted: “I keep telling everyone that sporting clays is really exciting to watch. The skill and acumen these students display as young as 11 years is so impressive. We had a packed house today and not a dull moment for ClayFeva 2016, it was the perfect way to wrap up SportsFeva 2016.”The performances by 15-year-old twins Adam and Dylan Fletcher of Campion College, proved this. With only four lessons, they copped first and second, respectively, in the Junior C tournament.This year’s tournament saw the participants in the Super Six shoot-off aiming at flash targets, which are used both at the Olympic and the Pan American Games, as coach Azan explained.”They won’t have any fear … they will be prepared to shoot internationally … it will be nothing new to them and they won’t get nervous,” Azan said.The Mitsubishi Super Six had a new element on the last course, which had the competitors shooting from a back of a Mitsubishi L200.Knight shot 13 birds, taking his overall score to 61; Tavares-Finson copped 14 birds, taking his score to 59; and Chen nailed 15 birds, taking his overall score to 43.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

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James takes over as Cavaliers win 11th straight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Cleveland has scored at least 100 points in each game during its streak and is closing in on its longest winning streak since it ripped off 12 straight in 2015.James scored 11 points in the final six minutes of the second quarter, including a pair of three-point plays and a jumper from the corner at the buzzer, helping Cleveland to a 66-52 halftime lead.James, the reigning NBA Player of the Month, also had 12 assists. He has shot 50 percent or better from the floor in each of his last 10 games.Kevin Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland. He went to the floor after banging knees with JaMychal Green in the third quarter, but remained in the game.Memphis point guard Mike Conley missed his ninth straight game because of a sore left Achilles.CAVS, ROSE TALKINGADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Grizzlies trailed 91-72 late in the third quarter, but rallied all the way to a tie at 109 on Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with 2:10 remaining. James’ basket in the lane gave Cleveland the lead.After Tyreke Evans missed a 3-pointer, James drove the lane, scored and converted the three-point play after being fouled by Brooks with 34 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBrooks made two free throws, but James dribbled for several seconds on Cleveland’s next possession and hit a jumper from the top of the key for a five-point lead with 5 seconds to go.Evans had 31 points and 12 assists for Memphis. Marc Gasol scored 27 and passed 10,000 career points despite being listed as questionable after injuring his left foot in Friday’s loss to San Antonio. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said the team’s communication with point guard Derrick Rose has been positive. Rose is away from the team because of a personal matter. He also has been sidelined by a sprained left ankle. The team is expected to provide another update Sunday.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Gasol has 10,007 career points. … Memphis hit seven of its first nine shots and took a 16-9 lead, forcing the Cavaliers to call a timeout four minutes into the game. Cleveland called another timeout at the 4:24 mark with Memphis leading 24-13. … Memphis didn’t get to the line until Evans was fouled shooting a 3-pointer at the 6:50 mark of the second quarter.Cavaliers: J.R. Smith scored 17 points, and Dwyane Wade had 16. … Love was the only starter to get a rebound in the first half when he had seven. … F Channing Frye went to the locker room in the fourth quarter with an apparent hand injury, but returned to the bench.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Minnesota on Monday. Memphis has lost eight straight at FedEx Forum.Cavaliers: Visit Chicago on Monday. Cleveland defeated the Bulls 119-112 on Oct. 24 in Cleveland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives past Memphis Grizzlies’ Jarell Martin in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 on Saturday night for their 11th straight victory.Memphis has lost 11 in a row, including three since David Fizdale was fired Monday and replaced by interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff.ADVERTISEMENT Madrid draws, loses chance to move closer to Barcelona Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

A Broken Dignity

first_imgIn WolofI heard your name is dignityWhy did they change it?I askThe birds seemed to answerWith their songs from the skyBut I couldn’t hear themGoreeDid they keep your dignity?Your huts held your sons captiveNailed chainsOff to the unknownWhere was your dignity?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Chelsea midfielder Kakuta joins Rayo Vallecano on loan

first_img1 Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan.The 23-year-old winger, who first headed to Stamford Bridge as a teenager in 2007, has only made six appearances for Chelsea and has had a succession of loan spells with clubs such as Fulham, Bolton and Lazio.“Rayo Vallecano can report that Gael Kakuta has joined for the 2014-15 season from Chelsea FC on loan,” Rayo Vallecano said on their official website.Kakuta is most well-known for the fact his signing led to Chelsea being issued with a transfer ban due to the circumstances of his departure from former club Lens.That ban was subsequently lifted as Chelsea appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Frenchman has struggled to make his mark since.He only made 11 appearances across loan spells at Fulham and Bolton before finishing the 2010-11 campaign at Dijon in Ligue 1.A two-year stint in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem saw him finally start to play more regularly, but he then only managed to make a handful of appearances at Lazio after joining them for the second half of last season. Gael Kakuta in action for Lazio last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday lunch of the Whittier Republican Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations call Carole Gardner at (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Women voters host immigration lawyer WHITTIER – Carl Shusterman, an immigration attorney, will speak at the 10 a.m. to noon Saturday annual brunch of the Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters. The musical, “Plaid Tidings,” received two nominations: Best Musical in a Large Theater and Best Ensemble Performance. “These nominations are an excellent example of the outstanding cultural opportunities that La Mirada has to offer,” City Manager Andrea M. Travis said. The Ovation Awards honor local theaters for excellence in performing arts and draw national attention to the prominence and magnitude of theaters in the Los Angeles area. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at 7:30p.m. Nov. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. For more information, call (714) 994-6150. Card players gather at park WHITTIER – Card lovers are invited to a fun morning of cards from 10-11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Adventure Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. The cost is free. For information, call (562) 698-7645. Fashion show in Montebello MONTEBELLO – The Beverly Hospital Guild is hosting its annual fashion show, “Stepping Into Fashion,” from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday at the Quiet Cannon, 901 Via San Clemente. The public is invited for the social hour at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Tickets are $40 per person. There will also be raffle prizes and modeling will be done by Beverly Hospital employees, doctors and Guild volunteers. For reservations, call (562) 695-2139. Family Fair’s last day is Oct. 24 WHITTIER – The popular Family Fair held from 5 to 9p.m. every Wednesday along Greenleaf Avenue between Adele and Philadelphia streets will continue through Oct. 24. The event features a certified farmers’ market, a food park area, craft and specialty item vendors, a children’s play area and live entertainment. Uptown district restaurants are open for dining and many of the retail shops are open for business. Free parking is available in many of the Uptown parking lots and parking for a fee is available at the parking structure on Bright Avenue. The fair is presented by the Whittier Uptown Association. For more information, call (562)696-2662. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave., Whittier. For information, call Margo Reeg at (562) 947-3634. La Mirada Theatre gets nominations LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Theatre for Performing Arts received seven nominations from the 2007 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The theater’s production of “Greater Tuna” received five nominations, including Best Play in a Large Theater, Lead Actor nominations for Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, Best Sound Design in a Large Theater for Ken Huncovsky and Best Costume Design in a Large Theater for Linda Fisher. last_img read more

VALENTINE’S NIGHT WITH A TWIST AT POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT

first_imgThe Traveller’s Inn, Milford will host a Valentine’s night with a difference this weekend.The Milford venue, famous for good food, is stepping away from the traditional meal for two over a bottle of red and opting for a fun disco night for couples, friends and family to enjoy. Taking place on Saturday, 13th February, the theme for the evening is ‘Ladies in the Lounge with Lasagne and Wine’ and ‘Boys in the Bar with Burgers and Beer’.Food will be served in the lounge and bar until 9.30pm and costs €10 per person including one drink. Resident DJ Samioki will be playing all time classic disco music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s from 10pm to late.Early booking is advised for what promises to be a great night for singles and couples alike.Commenting on the Valentine’s event, owner of The Traveller’s Inn, Michael McBride, told Donegal Daily “We just wanted to do something a little bit different for Valentine’s night and that’s how we came up with the concept. “It’s the perfect night for couples and singles to meet up with their friends and family, enjoy a nice meal, have a great night and of course, the men and ladies will get a chance to mingle later in the evening.“We’ll also have our traditional menu available all weekend, so anyone looking for a more intimate meal will also have that option.”“Firmly established as one of the best restaurants in Donegal, The Traveller’s Inn is open for food every weekend from 12 – 9pm during the off peak season.”The menu boasts a great selection of meat, poultry and fish dishes and has a reputation for excellent flavour and big portion sizes.There’s live music every weekend and the venue hosts one of the best traditional Irish music sessions each Wednesday from 9.30pm.For more information on The Traveller’s Inn and to book for the ‘Valentine’s Night with a Twist’, call Michael or the team on 074 91 63499 or visit www.thetravellersinn.com . For special offers and promotions, visit The Traveller’s Inn Facebook page www.facebook.com/ traveller.inn.16.VALENTINE’S NIGHT WITH A TWIST AT POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT was last modified: February 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessnewsTraveller’s InnTwistValentine’s Nightlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is www.bni-scav.com. J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

Why Chelsea are both right and wrong to sack Antonio Conte – fan opinion

first_img Chelsea won their sole Champions League trophy against all odds in 2012 Chelsea are an absolute basket case of a club, there’s no doubt about it. We sack the manager every other season, spend loads of money on some shocking players and incredulously continue to win major trophies.This has been our cycle for the past 15 years, but it doesn’t matter, we just keep winning.When we binned Mourinho for the first time, in 2007, we appointed Avram Grant and finished the season in the Champions League final, just one kick away from ultimate glory.When we got rid of Ancelotti in 2011, we once again made it to the final of Europe’s ultimate club competition within 12 months, this time winning it under Roberto Di Matteo to secure the greatest night in our history. Antonio Conte took over and led Chelsea to a second league title in three years Conte had a disappointing 2017/18 Premier League season as Chelsea finished fifth 4 It is not even three years since I was stood in the East Stand at Stamford Bridge, booing as Chelsea’s player names were read out ahead of the home game against Sunderland.The club were sitting 16th in the Premier League table and had just sacked the most successful manager in our history, Jose Mourinho, for the second time.Our supporters, myself included, lambasted the players on that day, just a few months after winning the Premier League title, and sung the name of the departed boss, demanding he be returned to his position.The following season it would all be forgotten about and we would be champions once again. Chelsea Football Club sacked their most successful ever manager (twice) as well as a legend of European football and a legend of Stamford Bridge, only to then go on and keep winning regardless.You cannot dispute that Chelsea are ‘wrong’ to treat our manager like this. The man has been fantastic for the club, bringing us back from the brink to astonishingly be crowned champions again. He deserves better.However you also cannot dispute that it’ll turn out to be ‘right’ for the club in the long run. Maurizio Sarri seems a worthy replacement and will undoubtedly get plenty of backing in the transfer market in order to restore us to English football’s elite.Chelsea are both right and wrong to sack Antonio Conte.It may be yet another moral lowlight in our history, but if it leads to more glorious highlights as before, then who are we to complain? 4 4 4 When we dumped Di Matteo just a few months later, Rafael Benitez took over and led us to a Europa League victory by the end of the season.And when we sacrificed the Special One once again, in 2015, we became champions under Antonio Conte the following season. Fast forward to the present day, and Chelsea have sacked Premier League and FA Cup-winning manager Antonio Conte after just two years in charge.It becomes the fifth time within the past 11 years that my club has parted ways with a boss idolised by the vast majority our supporters.Roman Abramovich has axed Jose Mourinho (2007), Carlo Ancelotti (2011), Roberto Di Matteo (2013), Mourinho again (2015) and now Conte (2018), much to the displeasure of the Stamford Bridge faithful.But, as much as it hurts to see another passionate talisman depart, I’ve now come to the realisation that it doesn’t really matter. Despite a lacklustre league campaign, Conte delivered Chelsea an FA Cup win in 2018 to go with his 2017 Premier League title last_img read more

MUM OF FIVE CAUGHT WITH MORE THAN 600 COUNTERFEIT CDS AT MARKET

first_imgA mother of five has been fined €500 after being caught trying to sell counterfeit CDs at a Donegal market.Donna Coyle was caught with more than 640 fake CDs at Lifford Sunday Market.Solicitor Donagh Cleary told Letterkenny District Court that his client had been in a relationship with a man whom was involved in the illegal copying of CDs. The relationship finished but she had all these CDs which she decided to sell.The court heard that Ms Coyle, from Strabane, was now making buns and pastries to sell to local shops to make a living.Judge Paul Kelly said the public constantly hear through the media about how much money is being lost because of such illegal counterfeiting practices.He fined Ms Coyle €500 which had been a previous bail bond when she had been arrested.MUM OF FIVE CAUGHT WITH MORE THAN 600 COUNTERFEIT CDS AT MARKET was last modified: January 19th, 2012 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:counterfeit CDsDonna CoyleLifford Sunday Marketlast_img read more