Heat hampers firefighting efforts

first_imgFirefighters continued to battle a stubborn blaze on Monday in parched Los Angeles County as thousands of San Fernando Valley residents suffered through the seventh scorching day of triple-digit temperatures, some without air conditioning. The North Fire, 10 miles east of Santa Clarita, had been 20 percent contained at 350 acres by midday before wind patterns changed, causing the blaze to flare up and expand to 650 acres by evening, county fire officials said. At least two dozen homes and ranches were on evacuation alert as the fire edged toward Soledad Canyon Road, but no mandatory evacuations were under way as firefighters gained control, nor were there any injuries or structures damaged, said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Ron Haralson. Meanwhile, the area continued to bake under sweltering heat. Woodland Hills hit 111 degrees and Chatsworth followed closely with 110 degrees. Van Nuys and Northridge both tied for 108, and Burbank marked 106 degrees. None were records, however. But there is some good news beginning today as temperatures start dipping into double digits in some places. “We’re finally everyone’s best friend,” said meteorologist Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Woodland Hills will reach a “cooler” 102 degrees, while Burbank should see 96 degrees. Both areas are about six degrees hotter than normal. Any break in the heat wave would be welcome to firefighters who, in addition to the North blaze, continued to contain flames that started 40 miles away on Sunday. The Fremont Fire near Elizabeth Lake – about 20 miles west of Lancaster – had spread to 200 acres, but was 50 percent contained by midday, said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Ron Haralson. Hand crews tackling those blazes hoped for stable wind conditions, but thunder clouds created some instability over the canyons. There were no reports of injuries, though some working the blazes were being treated for heat exhaustion, Haralson said. Meanwhile, residents staying home in Los Angeles County dealt with outages as power grids maxed out. In the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, 20,000 Southern California Edison customers lost power. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

England vs Wales: Euro 2016 live stream commentary for 2pm kick-off

first_imgAll of England’s players trained ahead of the game, while Welsh supporters will be pleased to see Chris Coleman starting Joe Ledley and Hal Robson-Kanu.CONFIRMED ENGLAND LINE-UP: Hart; Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Lallana. Kane, SterlingCONFIRMED WALES LINE-UP: Hennessey; Chester, A Williams, Davies, Gunter; Ledley, Allen, Taylor; Bale, Ramsey, Robson-KanuListen live, via talkSPORT.com, on radio (1053 or 1089AM, and DAB), on your television or through our app.READ: COMBINED ENGLAND AND WALES XI England v Wales is live on talkSPORT at 2pm England v Wales is live on talkSPORT at 2pm (BST) on Thursday, 16 June. Click here for live commentary from Lens.It’s the big one as far as fans are concerned.England v Wales is the game people in Britain have been waiting for and the pressure is all on England if you believe the boys in Wales’ camp.Gareth Bale and co. have been doing their best to ensure focus is on Roy Hodgson’s team, but on the pitch Wales have not beaten the Three Lions since 1984 and in the four games since, they’ve not been able to score. 2 2last_img read more

NBA roundup: Knicks go three overtimes to set Suns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson at Denver 120, Boston 110 Kenyon Martin scored 24 points and Carmelo Anthony added 23 to lead the Nuggets snap a three-game skid. Andre Miller had 20 points and 14 assists that helped Denver win at the Pepsi Center for the first time since Dec. 23. Milwaukee 93, at Chicago 92 at New York 140, Phoenix 133 Michael Redd scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and Mo Williams added 13 points and nine assists as the Bucks dealt the Bulls their seventh straight loss. Ben Gordon scored 28 points for Chicago. New Orleans 103, Charlotte 86 Chris Paul scored 24 points and had 11 assists and David West took advantage of the Bobcats’ depleted front line to score 20 points in the Hornets’ win in Oklahoma City. at Indiana 115, Seattle 96 Fred Jones scored 26 points and Stephen Jackson added 22 to help the Pacers snap a four-game losing streak. Jones made 10 of 16 field goals to lead Indiana to its highest-scoring total of the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img (3 OT) Stephon Marbury scored 32 points, including seven in the third overtime, and added 10 assists against his former team as the Knicks needed to play a triple-overtime game for the first time in 13 years to avoid taking sole possession of the NBA’s worst record. last_img read more

Youth of the Year named

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe organization also recognized a Junior Youth of the Year, 9-year-old Alex Ortiz. “We’re recognizing these kids for stepping up and not getting in trouble, for being good citizens, really. That’s what the club is all about,” said Samantha Ridout, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier. Guzman’s merit as this year’s standout member is due to several factors, associates said during Thursday’s gala. The Whittier High School freshman, a straight-A student, has been part of the Boys and Girls Club for nearly 10 years. Guzman’s involvement in the organization has deepened within the last three years, Ridout said. She has worked as one of the group’s leaders in training alongside the 200 to 300 students who attend the club daily. WHITTIER – Wendy Guzman thought she was attending an annual Boys and Girls Club banquet Thursday to be recognized as one of the organization’s outstanding members. Guzman, 15, was in fact distinguished for her membership during the event. But her greatest honor came at the conclusion of the awards gala – when she was named one of the service group’s Youths of the Year. “I was shocked. I didn’t know I was going to be chosen,” said the Whittier resident. “It makes me feel really special and honored.” The local Boys and Girls Club’s annual celebration, held at the Radisson Hotel Whittier, also recognized 19 other youths whose service to the community and positive attitude, among other characteristics, helped them earn the outstanding member achievement, according to program staff. Additionally, Guzman was the lead coordinator of a relief campaign when a tsunami struck southeast Asia in December 2004. She has also worked as a part-time staff member of the youth association, contributing half of her earnings toward her family. “She has such a special character about her,” said Guzman’s mother, Teresa. “She honors me so much by her character, her attitude, her way of being. “I’m just very, very happy and very proud of her.” Guzman’s lifestyle is a prime example of the Boys and Girls Club mission, and she is a model of someone who has “worked hard to make a success of herself,” said Ridout. “It just shows she’s a real standout,” added the executive director. “She’s going to take her experiences with her for the rest of her life.” Guzman’s recognition was met with a plaque, as well as a cash grant from the National Charity League and a special presentation from a spokesperson for Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. But the local teenager’s time in the spotlight has yet to subside. Carrying a Youth of the Year title means Guzman will also travel with Ridout as a youth spokesperson for the organization. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Roma star to snub Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan

first_img1 Reported Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan is staying with Roma, according to the Italian club’s new sporting director Monchi.Nainggolan has been heavily linked with United as well as various other clubs, including Chelsea and Inter Milan, but the chances of the 29-year-old Belgium international leaving Roma this summer now look to be over.Monchi, who swapped Sevilla for Roma at the end of last season, was quizzed on whether Nainggolan would remain with the Giallorossi at a press conference to present new signing Maxime Gonalons on Saturday.And the Spaniard, quoted on asroma.com, said: “Yes [he will stay]. I think we’ve seen the last of the big departures from our club.“Now it’s time to build a team, which will be supplemented with potential purchases in the transfer market.”Nainggolan joined Roma from Cagliari in 2014 and has helped them claim two runners-up finishes in Serie A as well as third place in 2015/16. Roma star Radja Nainggolan last_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgWeekly NotesNaomh Colmcille seniors were defeated by Fanad Gaels in the league on Saturday. For the second week running, the game was switched to Fanad as the pitch in Newtown was unplayable. Final score Fanad Gaels 4-5 0-4 Naomh Colmcille. Red Hughs are next up in the league away on Saturday (25th).The reserves’ winning run ended this week with defeat to Fanad Gaels. The match was switched to Fand on Saturday evening, but the reserves were at the wrong end of a 0-11 to 1-4 scoreline. The next game is against Red Hughs away next Saturday. The u14s recorded an emphatic win at Red Hughs on Wednesday.Well done to the u8s who competed in their first Northern board blitz of the year at O’Donnell Park on Saturday, in very difficult weather conditions.The next minor board meeting takes place on Wednesday 22nd May at 8;00 pm.Donegal GAA Supporters Club are holding a Discussion Forum, in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd May at 8pm. Special guests on the night are Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, John Lynch, and Pat McAnneney, compere on the night will be Highland Radios own Charlie Collins, music entertainment will be provided by Pat Gallagher (Goats Don’t Shave) Eddie Gallagher and David Craig Admission is only €10. All proceeds go to training fund of all our county teams.for tickets please contact Aidan Cannon 0871223177 or An Grianan Theatre 074 9120777.come along and feel the atmosphere in the lead up to the Donegal /Tyrone game. The club’s Run for Funds 2013 takes place on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June at Kernans Eurospar and Pairc Colmcille. U8s, u10s and u12s will run laps of the track at Pairc Colmcille; the remaining teams, including seniors and reserves, will run on the treadmill at Kernans. Children who collect €30 or more will be entered into a spot prize draw. Please support this vital club fundraiser.Naomh Colmcille are entering a team for the national u14 Feile competition being held in Derry from 28-30 June 2013. A quiz night is being organised for Thursday June 6th, with proceeds being used for training / playing gear for the Feile team clubhouse (note the date has been changed from the initial plan of Friday 7th). We look forward to seeing as much support as possible for the event – it is, after all, exclusively for the Feile team. We would also welcome parents getting involved in other fundraising activities to minimise the individual cost of the gear we hope to get for the boys. Other clubs have had multiple fundraising events for their Feile teams, so any fundraising now will reduce the cost to everyone.The Naomh Colmcille Cul Camp is due to take place on 8-12 July.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club. Training and Match ScheduleThe use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches. New players most welcome for all teams. Come along to the session scheduled below, or contact the team coach/manager (contact details on the training schedule section of the club website) for details.U8. Training continues Saturday 25th May at 11:00 am sharp for one hour. U10 girls can also come to this session.U10. Training continues Friday 24th May at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour. Blitz at Buncrana scheduled for Saturday (25th); more details during the week.U12. Training continues Friday 24th May at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour. First match on Monday evening (20th) at Convoy.U14. Training continues on Sunday (26th May) at 1 pm sharp for one hour.U16. Training continues on Monday (20th, TBC) and Wednesday (22nd) at 6:30 pm sharp for one hourMinors. See Facebook page and website for training updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday (21st) and Thursday (23rd) at 7 pm sharp. The session will run for 1.5 hours. Both teams are then away to Red Hughs on Saturday in the league (times TBC) See Facebook and website during the week for updates.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoLast week’s numbers were 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, and the winners, who hadn’t been included in last week’s notes, were Matt, Jordan and Conall Mc Daid, Peter’s bar and Kyle Tinney, who win €25 each. This week’s numbers were 22, 19, 8, 17, 24. Three people matched three numbers. Amy Dilleyston, Pointer and Gareth (Coyle’s bar) and Rose Dowds win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €2800. The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 20th, 2013 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:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

‘You lost the right to call Tottenham bottlers’ – Spurs fans proud of England stars

first_imgEngland’s World Cup 2018 round of 16 victory over Colombia was not only a night of redemption for a nation, but Tottenham Hotspur fans and their players in particular.Their move from perennial Europa League qualifiers to Premier League title challenges, and Champions League contenders, has been blighted by accusations from rivals they’re bottlers. Tottenham bottlers/chokers…..all 3 scored their penalties in the shoot out!!!!— Richard Maskell (@RMaskell1981) July 3, 2018 NO JOY Missing out on the title in 2015/16 to Leicester City was defined as ‘bottling it’, despite the fact they never led the division and only broke into the top four in December, while Arsenal topped the table after six matchdays and held the position as late as January.The same accusations were levelled at them a season later, despite them losing just four games all season, and none at White Hart Lane in their final year there, as the finished second to Chelsea.And last term, despite playing at Wembley all campaign, they were given the tag again for the heinous crime of finishing third, losing to Juventus (who have won seven consecutive Serie A titles) in the Champions League, and losing an FA Cup semi-final to Manchester United. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier scores England’s winning penalty. TOTTENHAM BOTTLERS DOING THE BUSINESS IT’S COMING HOMEEE— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) July 3, 2018 diamond geezer G’night, people of Earth, from me and these three “bottlers”. 😇😇😇 pic.twitter.com/caLFOfqYK1— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) July 3, 2018 Remember when Spurs were bottlers? #COYS #England #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/oiVTZa7ViR— Danny Boy (@Crooksie1988) July 4, 2018 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Tottenham Hotspur players Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane celebrate England’s victory. But with their nation relying on them, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, and Eric Dier, along with Jordan Pickford, were the penalty heroes for the Three Lions, and Tottenham Hotspur fans on Twitter rightly hit back at those taunting them.You can see how the reacted below. SUPERSTITION Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Good times What’s worse for Tony Adams and his spurs bottlers quote is that they did it against an Arsenal goalkeeper. Isn’t it all the more sweeter now— SuperSav (@Supersav1985) July 3, 2018 Latest World Cup 2018 news LU BEAUTY Shy guy I wonder how many “bottlers” headlines had been drafted up, about the spurs lads in particular. Bet there were scousers praying for Dier to miss, the utter weirdos. So proud of all the England lads, especially @HKane, @trippier2 @dele_official, @ericdier and Danny Rose.— El Capitan Kane ⚽ (@superspurs84) July 4, 2018center_img 2 Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football You’re the one Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Dear the entire nation of England, You just lost the right to ever call us “bottlers” again.Love,Tottenham Hotspur Football Club— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) July 3, 2018 Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Pure class 2 No one will call those 3 Spurs boys bottlers #THFC #COYS— Paul Walsh (@paulgwalsh) July 3, 2018 Fallon d’Floor #EnglandvsColumbia last night 5 penalties in the shoot out3 taken by spurs players all scored including decisive pen1 missed by a Liverpool player1 dodged by an “injured” Leicester player Media call spurs bottlers, those bottlers just got you to the quarter finals #coys— Mark #Coys #Belgium (@MarkThomas2002) July 4, 2018 If you’re wondering what that noise is, it’s the sound of Arsenal and Liverpool fans deleting their drafts about SpUrS bOtTlErS— OC Spurs (@OCSpurs1882) July 3, 2018 misery Spurs have been labelled bottlers before. Not tonight. Harry Kane, Kieron Trippier & Eric Dier stood up when the world was watching & it mattered most 👊🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️ #WorldCup #ThreeLions #ItsComingHome #thfc #coys— Alex Segal (@Alex_Segal) July 3, 2018 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™last_img read more

BRIAN’S STUNNING HARRY BLANEY BRIDGE PICTURE GOES VIRAL

first_imgBrian McDaid’s stunning picture of the Harry Blaney BridgeTHEY never liked the Harry Blaney Bridge up in Dublin.How could anyone think of spending €25M on a bridge in the middle of nowhere?But the late Harry Blaney TD asked for it – and Bertie Ahern wrote the cheque. It brought the communities of two peninsulas in north Donegal closer together; but it is still rarely used.In this stunning picture photographer Brian McDaid, from Letterkenny’s Cristeph Gallery, captured Eamonn Doherty from Carrigart using the bridge in his 1964 Massey 35.It was shown in a national newspaper last week; and when he posted it on social media last night, the incredible picture went global.Stunning!  BRIAN’S STUNNING HARRY BLANEY BRIDGE PICTURE GOES VIRAL was last modified: June 14th, 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:Brian McDaidCristeph StudioLogues of CranfordMulroy DrivepictureWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Paul Morrison on the 1937 Drake vs. Iowa State Football Game

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Paul F. Morrison passed away Nov. 30, 2017 at the age of 100 following a life of service and dedication to Drake University and its students. Morrison’s legacy at Drake stretched more than a century as his parents, Marion and Leonta, met at Drake in 1902. Paul followed his parents to Drake, enrolling in 1935 and graduated in 1939 with a degree in journalism. Morrison served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, ascending to the rank of sergeant. Upon his return from the war, he worked briefly for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids before being hired in 1945 as Drake’s first full-time director of the news bureau. He served as sports information director and athletics business manager during his career, from which he retired in 1986. BULLDOGS THRASH IOWA STATE IN HOMECOMING CONTEST 30-0First Victory Over Rivals Since 1931; Pioneers NextConquering Iowa State for the first time since 1931, Drake’s Bulldogs celebrated homecoming Saturday trouncing the Cyclones 30-0 before a crowd of approximately 12,000 persons. The traditional battle was a rest period from Missouri Valley conference competition, for the locals meet Grinnell’s Pioneers at Drake Stadium Saturday. The Bulldogs scored twice in the initial period. The First marker came after six minutes of play when Pug Manders shot a 7-yd. Pass to Bud Suter to the Cyclones one-foot line with the Drake fullback smashing over on the next play. Manders Snags Pass An 18-yd. Pass, Suter to Phil Manders, had put the Blue and White on pay dirt on the Staters’ 13-yd. Line. Four minutes later Suter set the stage for the second counter on a 32-yd. Gallop to the Cyclones 14-yd marker. Bobby Underwood squirmed his way through tackles to score. After a sustained Bulldog march was halted midway in the second quarter on the Iowa State 18-yd’ line, Joe Lisek picked up Hugh Vickerstaff’s fumble ten yards from the Cyclone goalline. On a pair of tries at center Pug Manders scored from the 6-yd. stripe.   Bad Pass Scores Drake added two more points in the third period when a bad pass from the Ames center rolled over the Cyclone goalline and outside in the end zone to count a safety for the locals. The Blue and White scored their final marker later in the last quarter when Pug Manders tossed a short 6-yd. Pass into the end zone to Thell Fisher. The Bulldogs threatened seriously in the last 45 seconds of play when Wimpy Setrakian intercepted Medin’s pass and returned it to the losers’ 5-yd marker. But the Staters’ line held. FROM THE PRESSBOXBy Paul Morrison Never in the history of the two schools, has Drake defeated Iowa State as roundly as it did in the Homecoming game Saturday. In the 39 years of competition between the two institutions Drake has held the Cyclones scoreless on only three previous occasions. The Bulldogs performed the task once in 1900, again in 1909 and the third time they whitewashed the Cyclones was in 1929 when Drake had one of its outstanding elevens.*** It was too bad that Wimpy Setrakian couldn’t have scored a touchdown in the final few minutes of the game. He made one nice play that seemed that he would snag that pass and score with only seconds to play but an Iowa State player tipped the ball out of his reach. Wimpy has put in three hard years on the varsity and has provided many a thrill for the crowds with his fine playing. Incidentally, Setrakian won a malted milk from Editor Pat Stribling on the Iowa State game. It seems that he bet he wouldn’t play three minutes. He was in the contest for 2 minutes and 54 seconds.*** There were few flaws in the playing of the Bulldogs Saturday. Everything they did they seemed to do to the best of their ability. Their plays functioned smoothly, blocking was good and the line play was excellent. The line clearly outplayed the Iowa State line, which was rated one of the best in the Middlewest. *** Don’t take Grinnell too lightly, The Pioneers are coming along at a good pace now and may surprise the Bulldogs Friday night. Coach Guy Lookabaugh’s men trounced Washburn 13-0 in their last game and the Pioneer offensive is improving with each contest. It was only two years ago that Grinnell almost nipped the Bulldogs with a late rally that netted two touchdowns.*** RANDOM RUMBLINGS… Iowa State’s Lischer and Drake’s HAnks look almost alike … Freddy Smith never competed in track before he came to Drake … Look out for Tulsa and its Golden Hurricane Nov. 6 … The Bulldogs may go deep sea fishing with Coach Green off the Florida coast on their Miami trip … Charley Lyon played a whale of a game against Iowa State.center_img 1937 BULLDOGS The day following his retirement, he returned to work as a full-time volunteer for the athletics department and continued to faithfully serve Drake and its student-athletes until his passing. He served as the Drake Athletics historian, amassing an incredible archive of material dating to Drake’s earliest years and chronicling its modern successes. Those archival materials, historically kept in the Fieldhouse, have been transferred to the Drake University Archives this year for improved preservation and many items are now available for the public to see on the second floor of Cowles Library.Paul witnessed the majority of the 69 meetings on the gridiron between Drake and Iowa State as a student, journalist, sports information director, historian and most of all, faithful supporter of the Bulldogs. In 1937 Paul, then a junior and sports editor of the Times Delphic, documented the Bulldogs’ homecoming victory over Iowa State. On the anniversary of his passing and on the eve of the 70th meeting between the Bulldogs and Cyclones, here are Paul’s published writings from that win in 1937.last_img read more