The annual one-day C. Clarence Massaquoi Peace and Unity soccer tournament ended last Monday at the BYC sports field in Monrovia with Police Public Safety defeating Zone 6, 4-3 in penalties.It was a super final that saw exciting soccer action watched by hundreds of police officers and civilians.The champions received a cash award of Ld25, 000.00, a trophy, a set of jersey and a football.The runners-up, Zone 6 received Ld10, 000.00, a trophy, a set of jersey and a football.Rep. William Dakel of District 17 presented the awards to the winners, and reminded the officers about the objective of the tournament, which he said was to improve their relations with the various communities.He, meanwhile, made a USD100 cash contribution to the runners-up, Public Safety, that is located in his district.There were 16 teams that participated in the tournament; they included Police Zones 1 to 9, Traffic, Administration, ERU, PSU, Patrol, and CSD.Each of the rest of the zonal participants received a set of jersey and one football.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Despite the smell of natural gas as well as the sparking of the downed power wires, the deputies peered into the debris looking for victims,” Baca recounted. “A child’s cry for help led Deputy Gama and his partner into the backyard of a semicollapsed house with a railroad car sitting on its roof.” Baca spoke to Gama’s wife, Sandra, who said she had recently spoken to her husband about how he would want to be remembered if he died suddenly. “If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change anything,” Gama had told his wife, according to Baca. Leon Goldstein, 79, who lives across the street from where the crash occurred, said he was in his backyard when he heard the impact. “Bang!” said Goldstein, describing what he heard. “No skid marks, no nothing, just a crash.” The damage to the deputy’s van was extensive, said Goldstein, a 32-year neighborhood resident, who added that speeding on the residential street has gotten worse through the years. “That’s too bad that guy had to die like that for no reason,” he said. Gama is the eighth Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty in the past five years, according to the California Police Officers’ Memorial Web site. Gama grew up in Santa Monica, and attended Santa Monica College before he joined the Sheriff’s Department. “It’s an inexplicable thing to lose a deputy sheriff or a police officer in the line of duty,” Baca said. “There are not enough words to offer any form of explanation to a bereaved widow.” Gama often joked with his fellow deputies, and was always ready with a good comeback, said Sgt. Rod Johnson, his supervisor at the Major Crimes Bureau. “He’s always in a good mood, witty and quick,” he said. Gama’s mischief carried into the field, where he was tenacious and had a knack for encouraging people to talk. Recalling an investigation into a shipment of stolen shoes, Johnson said Gama was so persuasive chatting up his “mark” that he was led to another group dealing in stolen shoes, then another. “He was incredibly intelligent when it came to the kinds of things we investigate,” he said. “People can relate to him.” When Johnson got word of the crash involving Gama, he thought it was only a minor collision. “Then they told me he stopped breathing,” he said. “It was total disbelief. It can’t be happening. … I can’t explain the shock. It’s not sunk in yet. When you come to work in the morning, you think it’s just another day at work. All that changed with a phone call.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Five other deputies and a sergeant – part of the surveillance team investigating a major-crimes case involving stolen cellular phones – were nearby, but not in the vehicle. Police arrested Luis Yanez, 18, of San Fernando on felony manslaughter charges. His bail was set at $50,000. Yanez was pulled from his green Honda Element after the crash, with no serious injuries. LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said Yanez, a high school student, appeared intoxicated after the crash and was given a field sobriety test. But Bustos said it was unclear whether Yanez was drunk or on drugs, or just appeared that way. “There was evidence that led us to believe that there was (signs of intoxication) and that’s why we initially did a field sobriety test,” Bustos said. Baca described Gama, a married father of four from Chino, as a “true leader.” Gama earned his Medal of Valor when he and other deputies rescued a family buried in debris from a runaway train in the city of Commerce in 2003. NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A decorated Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and father of four was killed Tuesday when a San Fernando teen, who officials say might have been drunk or on drugs, plowed his car into the deputy’s parked surveillance van. Deputy Raul Gama, a 20-year veteran and Medal of Valor recipient, was working undercover monitoring a suspect at 8:55 a.m. near Oxnard Street and Rhodes Avenue when the high-impact crash occurred, said Sheriff Lee Baca at an afternoon news conference. “The tragedy of the death of Deputy Gama is that he graduated from the sheriff’s academy on May 1, 1987, and today, on May 1, 2007, is the end of his watch,” said a visibly shaken Baca. Gama, 43, was rushed to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he died. He was the sole occupant of the charcoal-color sheriff’s van when it was struck.
0Shares0000Ushuru FC head coach ken Kenyatta issues instructions during a training session at the City Stadium on October 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Ken Kenyatta returns to the Kenyan Premier League promotion play-off for the second consecutive season this year having missed the ultimate target in 2017 with a loss to Thika United, and the experienced tactician wants to make the most of his second chance.The taxmen were relegated from the top tier at the close of the 2016 season and they came close to a return last year but couldn’t go past Thika in the play-off having finished third in the regular National Super League season. “We don’t want to repeat the same mistakes we did last season. I think we did not have that drive to gain promotion and we were not so keen. This time, we can’t take things lightly again. We have to improve collectively as a team,” the tactician told Capital Sport.Ushuru will take on Nakumatt FC in the first leg of the play-off on Friday afternoon at the Camp Toyoyo and will be looking to earn an early advantage and mark a grand return to top flight.Kenyatta’s charges only managed to sneak into the play-off slot by two points after playing to a 1-1 draw with Bidco United in their final match of the season while their competitors Nairobi Stima lost 4-1 to promoted KCB.Ushuru FC head coach ken Kenyatta issues instructions during a training session at the City Stadium on October 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe side had started the season positively and were runaway leaders at some point in the season, but soon complacency streamed in and they dropped off the top two automatic promotion slots.“This is football and sometimes things happen and we have to go on with life. The most important thing is that we are here now. Pressure is always there but the good thing is that we have learnt how to deal with it. We will be ready for the game,” the tactician further stated.Kenyatta added that the allure of playing in the country’s top league is pushing his players to perform well and win the two-legged tie, noting that having players who have had prior Premier League experience will strengthen his side.“They know how important it is because everybody wants to play in the top league. This is their chance and they know they can’t blow it. What matters most is the character of the players and what they want. This is their match to make their names,” further stated the tactician.They come up against a Nakumatt side wallowing in financial difficulty and the side despite having experienced a small rise in mid-season following the arrival of a new owner, saw their fortunes drop after the owner’s financial problems.Ushuru FC head coach ken Kenyatta speaks to his players before a training session at the City Stadium on October 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNonetheless, Kenyatta expects a very tough match from Nakumatt who he says will be motivated enough to remain in the league and has called on his players not to underrate the side.‘It will be a very tough match because everyone wants to play in the Premier League. Nakumatt want to remain, we want to play as well. This is a very crucial game for both of us and we hope for victory at the end of it,” the tactician noted.Kenyatta will have a full-strength squad to select his best 18 for the match and with a healthy Premier League experience laden in his squad, he look set to grind a first leg advantage.Among the players expected to play a crucial role for the tactician in the play-off include 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, former City Stars man Luis Masika and his former skipper Oscar Mbugua.Others include former Posta Rangers man Edwin Mwaura and striker Bill Oporia who has been banging in the goals for them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
WHITTIER – The Shelter’s Right Hand is seeking volunteers to work Tuesday mornings and Wednesday/Thursday afternoons at its thrift shop, “Sacks on the Boulevard,” 12300 Washington Blvd., Suite J. All proceeds from the thrift shop sales are donated to the Women & Children’s Crisis Shelter, which provides a haven for women and children who have fled homes with domestic violence. The thrift shop also provides clothing to women and children in the shelter, as well as those in the Women In Transition program. Those interested in volunteering should call thrift shop manager Jan McMahon at (562) 699-1558. Friends of Library to hold auction WHITTIER – The Friends of the Public Library is auctioning several collectibles this month, including a first-edition Caldecott-winner “Old Market Street.” Ten items are up for bid, including the September 1948 children’s periodical, “Wee Wisdom,” and school textbooks like “Pioneers” (1934) and “Meeting Our Neighbors” (1942). The items are ranked in fair to excellent condition. Minimum bids are posted with the books displayed in the case in the main branch of the Whittier Public Library, 7344 Washington Ave. Bidding ends at noon Sept. 29. Auction proceeds will be used to buy library materials, equipment and activities such as special children’s programs. For more information, call (562) 464-3452. Whittier City school board meets WHITTIER – The Whittier City School District board of education will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in Room 6 of the district office, 7211 S. Whittier Ave. District officials will give presentations on this year’s student testing data and the English Language Learner program. For information call the district at (562) 789-3000. Stamp aficionados will meet today MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Stamping Mavens is meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today in the Multipurpose Room at the Montebello Public Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Adults with an interest in creating rubber-stamped art are encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee. Participants are expected to provide their own rubber-stamping supplies, participate in the group’s monthly exchanges, and do a demonstration for its “make-it, take-its” project sometime during the year. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (323) 722-6551. Free magic show at Norwalk library NORWALK – Magician Jay Leslie will give a free magic show for children of all ages at 5p.m. Tuesday at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway. Admission is free. The show will take place in the library’s meeting room. For more information, call (562) 860-0775 and ask for Teen Services. Volunteers sought for training SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Southeast Area Counseling Center is seeking volunteers to undergo training on working with clients Oct. 13 at its facility at 10909 Orr and Day Road. Training will be conducted by professionals in the mental health field. The agency is open from 1 to 8p.m. Monday through Thursday. To qualify for the training, fax a resume to (562) 868-7030 or call office manager Sally Navarrette at (562) 868-9919. Tips on how to reverse aging LA MIRADA – The Biola University nursing department will hold a presentation on “Aging Gracefully” at 10 a.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The event will discuss how to delay and reverse many of the effects of aging. For more information, call (562) 906-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BUSINESS PROFILE WITH Michelle Yeates of Menary’s & Tempest stores in Letterkenny.Donegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Michelle: I am fortunate to work for one of Ireland’s leading independent retailers, Menarys Retail Ltd and Tempest Retail limited. I am based in our store in Letterkenny and also perform a supporting area role for our stores in Strabane and Carrick On Shannon. Donegaldaily.com:Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?Michelle: My first job was a part time job in the drapery section of Dunnes Stores when I was sixteen, after school and at weekends. I was paid £2.01 per hour and my first pay packet was €18.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Michelle: When I finished college I secured a place on a 3 year apprentice training program with a leading Department Store in Dublin. This gave me access to extremely talented and experienced professionals who were not only great role models but who had vast experience in the business. Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?Michelle: I really admire Mary Portas, who is so passionate about retail and about the standards of service that should be the rule and not the exception. She has championed the idea that whether you are the smallest corner shop or a high street brand that if you look after your customers they will look after you. It’s part of the culture at Menarys that we always go the extra mile for our customers and as we have been in business since 1923, I would say its something that works.Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Michelle: You’ll have to wait for my memoirs for that one.Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Michelle: ‘The customer is the purpose of your work and not an interruption of it.’Strive for ‘Excellence in Everything’Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Michelle: Try to do what you do really well. Know who your customer is and know what they want. Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why?Michelle: It would have to be sunscreen, listen to the Baz Luhrmann song!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?Michelle: Probably my mobile phone.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?Michelle: Definitely my mobile phoneDonegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Michelle: I always make time to read something new every day.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?Michelle: No immediate plans!Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Michelle: Work hardDonegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Michelle: I would seriously look at a scheme to stimulate the economy rather than draining all disposable income from it. The Australian government had a great package where people got a tax rebate of approx €900 to spend on whatever they wanted and it helped kick start their economy.* Interview with Greg HarkinBUSINESS PROFILE: MICHELLE YEATES, TEMPEST & MENARYS was last modified: December 16th, 2010 by gregShare 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)
IT may have snowed from the heavens in Letterkenny for Christmas but the local Chamber of Commerce has just announced record sales of its Shop LK vouchers.Not even the icy footpaths or frozen roads could keep people from supporting local businesses as they spent more than €160,240 worth of vouchers in November and December.The splurge represents a massive 48% increase in sales of the vouchers and a record since the initiative began. Chamber President Patrick McGinley said the figures were extraordinary. “Last year total sales from November 09 to October 10 stood at a record high of €207,000. However this Christmas season has exceeded our expectations and this amazing increase of 48% is a real shot in the arm for Letterkenny.“This is money that can only be spent here in the town and it contributes to supporting these outlets and most importantly supporting local jobs.” He continued “The Shop LK initiative offers local consumers an opportunity to support their local town in a really tangible way. We have had increasing sales year on year and the outlets involved in the initiative get real benefits. “Many other towns have now developed local shopping initiatives but Letterkenny Chamber started Shop LK well before the recession and over the years it has caught the imagination of the general public.“ Letterkenny provides something unique not found in neighbouring towns and cities – a main street with many independent traders, a local town feel with high street names, a clean well kept town, ample and reasonably priced parking close to the shopping areas and not least helpful and friendly staff who will go that extra mile to give customers exactly what they need.The “Shop LK – Love Shopping Letterkenny” brand helps to underpin all that is good about shopping in Letterkenny. The Chamber makes no money from the sale or redemption of vouchers so every cent brought in through Shop LK is invested back into the promotion of the brand throughout the year. Through the Shop LK initiative Letterkenny Chamber has always advocated the principles of keeping it local. The brand and the vouchers are a way of celebrating all that is good in Letterkenny. Consumers now have a great deal of choice right here in Letterkenny with excellent value every day across a range of products. Shopping in Letterkenny is hassle free with lots of cheap and convenient parking, lots of places to eat and relax and less money to spend on petrol. All in all the shopping experience here in Letterkenny is friendly, convenient and hassle free. Commenting on the increase Toni Forrester Chamber Chief Executive said “We knew sales were increasing this year but we were cautious until we saw the final figure. The Chamber office was selling vouchers every day in the run up to Christmas with staff just about keeping up with the demand.“Vouchers were bought by businesses as tax efficient bonuses, by organisations as prizes and by the general public who have really taken this initiative to their hearts. Over the last two years we have noticed that the range of people buying the vouchers has widened as people like the idea of a voucher and many comment on the idea that they are supporting the local community. “Letterkenny Chamber could not run this highly successful initiative without the support of FAS community employment programme through which the Chamber is staffed. It is the frontline staff in the Chamber that provide the much needed resources throughout the year but most especially at these busy periods and the support of FAS is very much appreciated. “ The Chamber President finished by saying “with increases in the region of 48% we are optimistic that sales will increase throughout the year and we are well on our way to selling the first million in vouchers. This is all great news for the 85 Shop LK members and for Letterkenny as a town”. EndsLETTERKENNY ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES OF ITS SHOP LK VOUCHERS DESPITE THE SNOW DRIFTS! was last modified: January 20th, 2011 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)
ONE OF Donegal’s top hotels has gone into receivership – with its affairs now being run by the Bank of Ireland.The Shandon Hotel at Marble Hill Strand, Port na Blagh, had a receiver appointed by the bank last week. He is Aiden Murphy of Horwath Bastow Charleton.The hotel is owned by well-known business couple Dermot and Catherine McGlade. They had added a spa centre to the facility which is very popular with tourists from the North.The hotel’s top quality restaurant and bar are also popular with people staying in the large number of caravan parks and holiday homes in the area.On the hotel website Catherine McGlade spoke with pride of that centre.“We worked closely with architects who specialise in spa design, to develop an environment, which immediately gives a sense of calm and well being and takes its inspiration from the naturally beautiful Sheephaven Bay. “In addition, we wanted our customers to take advantage of the spectacular surroundings of Shandon Hotel Spa and Wellness. Our Canadian hot tub, vitality area and relaxing space all have uninterrupted views of the bay.”The hotel continues to operate normally.REVEALED: RECEIVER APPOINTED TO TOP DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: February 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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)
JUDGMENTS amounting to more than €88,000 have been registered against two well-known Donegal businesses.A court judgment was registered on 28th January 2011 for €75,000.00, against Kilmac Form Work Limited of Kilmacrennan.The plaintiff in the legal case was RMD Kwikform Ireland Ltd of Finglas, Dublin. A judgment was also registered on 31st January 2011 for €13,200.00, against Karol McElhinney Plant Hire and Construction Limited of Dooish.The plaintiff in that case was Tal Distribution Ltd, a building and civil engineering company based in Lisburn, Co Antrim.JUDGMENTS REGISTERED AGAINST TWO DONEGAL COMPANIES was last modified: February 10th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
A total of almost 800 people attended talks and seminars given as part of Donegal Business Week 2011 which finished last night.The hugely successful week, organised by the Donegal Enterprise Board, finished with a salute to the future and a talk about maximising online sales.The talk was given by former LYIT graduate Claire Walsh who is now Online Sales Manager for Ireland and the UK with Google. Claire’s polished presentation was the last in a series of such talks given by the likes of RTE Dragon’s Den star and businessman Bobby Kerr, Mary Ann O’Brien from Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates and the irrepressible Aer Arann boss Padraig O’Ceidigh.The talks focused on a number of different business models and approaches including straight lectures as well as workshops.The seminars took place at a variety of venues across the county including the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny, Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey at the CoLab at the LYIT.Michael Tunney, chairman of the Donegal Enterprise Board said he was delighted by how the business week had gone and by the standard of those taking part. “Getting 800 people to attend talks is no small task and it shows the appetite is there within businesses in Donegal.“It is tough times all ‘round but there are green shoots there and they were very evident throughout our Business Week.“It has been a huge success and it would not have been possible without the generosity of all those who made took part including the members of the local business community who turned out in such great numbers,” he said.EndsALMOST 800 PEOPLE MAKE DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: March 12th, 2011 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)
Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on Statements on the European Council, Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Padraig MacLochlainn claimed the EU is leading the Government ‘by the nose into an exploding economic depression’.Deputy MacLochlainn said the Ireland’s debt burden should have been shared as responsibility for the crisis lies with Europe as much as with Ireland.He said: “The EU is leading this Fine Gael/Labour government by the nose into an exploding economic depression. The policies they are following amount to little more than further de-regulation of labour markets, wage cuts, tax increases, and reductions in government spending. “Elite policy makers across the EU are responsible for the Eurozone debt crisis and it is about time we stood up to them and told them that.”The Donegal North East TD said Irish people are being asked to bear the burden of mistakes made by gamblers.He added: “We are being told that we must socialize the losses, while the gains can continue to be privatized.“The countries on the periphery of Europe – Ireland, Greece, Portugal and perhaps more to follow are being caught up in a European financial storm. “Where is the solidarity from our large core European partners such as Germany and France?“They have placed a savage and unbearable burden on our people, a burden that should have been shared because the responsibility for the crisis lies with Europe as much as Ireland. “They have kicked us while we are down and they have torn the stated objectives of the European project into tatters.“I appeal to our Government to stand up against this injustice and to seek realistic and genuinely sustainable terms for our people. We are not alone. It is not too late.”endsEU IS LEADING IRELAND INTO ECONOMIC DEPRESSION – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: April 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:economic depressionEUPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINN