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Goetschl hurt both knees slightly in a training crash Thursday, but still planned to compete in the weekend’s three races. Goetschl, who already has clinched the super-giant slalom crown, also has a chance to clinch the season’s downhill title Saturday. She has a 134-point lead over Mancuso with only one more downhill remaining after this weekend. Schild clinched the slalom title in Sierra Nevada, Spain, last weekend and leads the super-combi standings. Tarvisio is located in the northeastern corner of Italy, nestled between the Austrian and Slovenian borders. Men’s races this weekend in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, are only a 20-minute drive away. The start of the Prampero course is located below the Lussari sanctuary, a site that has attracted religious pilgrims for centuries. The course’s narrowest point is only 38 yards wide. But at 1.9 miles, it’s one of the longest courses on the women’s circuit. Anja Paerson, a Swede who won three world titles last month on her home turf in Are, will be competing this weekend in the same three disciplines she swept at the world championships. She’s out of the running for the overall title, but clearly has favorites for the weekend. “I really hope Goetschl wins. She deserves it. She’s been trying so hard and she’s at the end of her career,” Paerson said. Mancuso, an all-around skier, is Paerson’s second choice. Mancuso’s three victories this season have come in three different disciplines – downhill, super-combi and super-G. At last year’s Turin Olympics, Mancuso won the giant slalom. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The World Cup circuit is racing in Tarvisio for the first time, but Mancuso has been here before. She won the downhill title on this course at the 2002 junior world championships. “I wouldn’t say it suits me, but I guess so,” Mancuso said Thursday after having the second-fastest time in downhill training. “It’s just really flat. But there’s good turns, so it’s fun. It’s kind of narrow.” Mancuso is in a race with three Austrians for the overall title. Marlies Schild leads the overall standings with 1,052 points, Renate Goetschl is second with 1,019, Nicole Hosp is next with 989 and Mancuso is fourth with 959. Schild and Hosp are technical specialists, while Goetschl excels in the speed events. TARVISIO, Italy – Julia Mancuso’s bid to become the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title in 24 years will depend a lot on how she skis this weekend on a course where she already has tasted success. Mancuso is the only one of the four skiers seriously in the running for the title who excels in each of the weekend’s disciplines – super-combi today, downhill on Saturday and super-G on Sunday. “I just have to not think of that and have good races,” Mancuso said. “I have to take it one race at a time.” Mancuso is attempting to become the first American woman to win the overall title since Tamara McKinney in 1983.
“That person wasn’t drunk,” he said. Federal funding administered by the state Office of Traffic Safety pays for checkpoints. The Highway Patrol holds its own stops periodically in communities just outside city limits. Cohen said deputies pass out fliers that list the potential costs of a drunk driving arrest – about $10,000 for legal fees, court costs and auto insurance increases. “The majority of people are happy we’re out there doing this,” he said. State grants also cover the costs of periodic saturation patrols where four two-man squad cars saturate a target area in search of drunk drivers. An eight-hour shift can deliver a dozen or so arrests, Arnold said. “We want people to know if you drive drunk in our community, you have a good chance of getting arrested,” he said. “Our goal is not arrest-oriented. Our goal is to reduce people out there drinking and driving.” email@example.com (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Nearly 1,000 motorists were stopped at a recent sobriety checkpoint in Newhall, and just one suspected drunk driver was arrested. To sheriff’s Sgt. Rich Cohen, a checkpoint coordinator, the evening was a success. “We’re obviously looking for drunks, but we’re educating people at the same time to let them know we’re looking for drunk people,” Cohen said. “Next time they have a few drinks, they’ll think twice because we might be out there.” Santa Clarita sheriff’s deputies plan their next monthly checkpoint from 7p.m. Friday to 3a.m. Saturday somewhere in the city. Deputy Tony Arnold picks the location – and keeps it secret even from his colleagues until it’s time to hit the street. “I choose the locations based on DUI activity in that area, the number of arrests, crashes, any factors that show where a good place might be,” Arnold said. Checkpoints are typically on heavily trafficked streets – the last was on Lyons Avenue just east of Interstate5 – and require a 1,200-foot-long stretch to ensure room for traffic to back up and signs be posted, Arnold said. State law also requires there be an “escape route,” a street to turn onto to avoid the stop. Deputies do monitor those turn-arounds just in case a drunk driver takes advantage, Arnold said. “If they turn over a double-double yellow line or make an illegal U-turn, we’ll keep an eye on them. We don’t care if people get out of our checkpoint, as long as they are driving in a safe fashion.” One motorist a year ago turned to avoid the stop but hit a motorist who in turn hit a deputy’s motorcycle, which careened into a second on-duty motorcycle.
Sane has still only started seven of City’s 14 league games this season but four goals in his past five Premier League games suggests he is rediscovering his impressive form of the past two seasons.And even though Sane is yet to join a list of senior stars such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and Nicolas Otamendi in signing new long-term contracts with the club, Guardiola is convinced that will happen.“I don’t have any info about the club, about being in trouble with Leroy,” said the City manager, whose side travel to Watford on Tuesday.“The last info I had was that it’s going well but the process is not one day — Raheem Sterling it was not one day. Except Kevin De Bruyne, it was in one or two days done, the other ones sometimes take longer but hopefully he can stay here for many, many years.”Sane’s task at City this season has been further complicated by the summer club-record signing of £60 million ($76 million) Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.– Mahrez v Sane –The pair have been effectively engaged in a straight fight for the wide left position in Guardiola’s attack, with Mahrez having made one less start than Sane but having been involved in one more league game when substitute appearances are factored in.But it is clear that Sane, who became a father for the first time earlier this year, has noted the warning signs and improved his form of late for the Premier League leaders.“I’m pretty sure becoming a father helps in many senses,” said Guardiola. “I think he was incredible last season, he played a lot of games because we had just one left winger, and he had an incredible season, but we’ll see.“There are many games to play and I have a feeling he can do better. In many things he can do better, but with the age he has and the potential he has we are delighted to have him here.”The City manager, blessed with an embarrassment of riches in virtually every position, admits that team selection is one of the most difficult aspects of his job.But the competition for places has also ensured that his players have maintained an unbeaten start to the domestic season and form that has them on course to eclipse even last season’s record-breaking championship campaign.Guardiola has not ruled De Bruyne, who has played just 81 minutes of league football this season due to two knee injuries, out of the weekend visit to Chelsea.“He’s started training. It’s day by day,” he said. “This kind of situation, if the player himself decides it feels good, he will train with the team. We will see.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Leroy Sane has scored five Premier League goals this season © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 4 – Pep Guardiola is confident that winger Leroy Sane will sign a new long-term deal with Manchester City despite delays in ongoing contract negotiations between the two parties.The 22-year-old has recovered well from the disappointment of a summer in which he was not selected in Germany’s World Cup squad and then returned to England to discover he had lost his starting place under Guardiola.
“It’s a very unique proposition that will help us sell homes, will raise our brand and will generate revenue for both companies,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home’s president and chief executive. Home builders across the country have been grappling with declining sales by slashing prices to lure in buyers. In June, KB Home reported a loss for the second quarter ending May 31 of $148.7 million, or $1.93 per share. That compared with net income of $205.4 million, or $2.45 per share, in the same quarter in 2006. Mezger declined to discuss specifics of how the company has been faring more recently, noting it was scheduled to report financial results for the third-quarter today. Wall Street analysts were expecting the company will report a loss of 67 cents per share on revenue of $1.52 billion, according to Thomson Financial. Struggling home builder KB Home said Wednesday it’s counting on Mickey Mouse and friends to help boost sales of new homes. The builder, one of several hurt by the ongoing housing slump, inked a licensing deal with The Walt Disney Co. to offer home design features based on many of the entertainment company’s most popular characters. Financial terms of the deal with the Disney Consumer Products unit were not disclosed. KB Home will begin offering the Disney Home features early next year. Customers can choose from flooring, lighting, wall coverings and other products featuring Disney characters. “There’s no question it’s tough times for the housing industry,” Mezger said, adding that KB Home has survived down cycles before in its 50-year history. “Branding initiatives like this, where you differentiate yourself, we feel are a very strong element to our success,” he said. KB Home shares fell $1, or 3.9 percent, to $24.09 on Wednesday. Shares of Disney rose 45 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $34.52. Disney stands to benefit from the deal because anyone who would choose to festoon their new home with Disney elements could look to complete the decor with Disney furniture and other products. Two years ago, KB Home decided to offer homes featuring design elements from Martha Stewart. The move generated “very high” traffic levels and sales, Mezger said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Donegal baby will be celebrating his first Christmas in full health thanks to the ‘amazing’ medics who saved his life this summer.Odhrán Johnston from Carndonagh had a difficult start in life after suffering serious health complications at birth.Parents Annemarie and Paddy Johnston welcomed their first-born son in June 2019, but his birth became an emergency case when he swallowed and inhaled meconium. Baby Odhrán was suffering from lung trouble and had a high risk of infection. As a result he developed Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn (PPHN) as well as meconium aspiration syndrome.He was airlifted from Letterkenny University Hospital to the Coombe Hospital in Dublin, where he was put on a high frequency ventilator which delivered about 600 “breaths” per minute.“Our poor baby was vibrating in his incubator. He was sedated with a high dose of morphine so he couldn’t make a sound or move,” mum Annemarie told DonegalWoman.ie.“It was strange being in hospital. All the other babies were premature and very tiny with one little baby weighing only 400g, Odhrán was the only full term baby there weighing 8lbs 4oz at birth, and to be told by the neonatologist that although Odhrán was the biggest baby in his room he was the sickest it hit us really hard that day to hear that news.” But the little fighter kept strong and on day six he was moved to a regular ventilator.At nine days old, Annemarie and Paddy finally got the chance to hold their precious son for the first time.Annemarie and Paddy holding baby Odhrán for the first time at the Coombe“It was such an emotional moment in many ways and we were so happy because our baby was getting better and was finally out of the woods,” Annemarie said.After two weeks in the Coombe, baby Odhrán was able to be transferred back to Letterkenny. He spent a further two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at LUH where he learned to be bottle fed, was weaned off the morphine slowly and learned to breathe by himself without the need of the low flow oxygen.Odhrán has come on in leaps and bounds in his first six months and his parents are full of thanks to the medical staff who saved his life. “Odhrán has never looked back since and he is such a happy and content wee man,” Annemarie said.Annemarie, Paddy and Odhrán Johnston“Paddy and I are so grateful to both the NICU and the maternity ward in the Coombe they even kept me on as a “lodger” after I’d been discharged just so that I’d be close by to Odhrán and we are also very grateful to the NICU and maternity in Letterkenny too we cannot thank them enough they have the most amazing staff.”In recognition of the remarkable work of the Coombe, the Letterkenny Babies community are hosting their annual Christmas jumper party to raise money for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The party takes place on Sunday 8th December in Letterkenny Community Centre 3 – 6pm. All families are welcome to enjoy Christmas celebrations with a giant bouncy castle, music from DJ Vinny, Art and Soul by Lynnette face painting, elves to play with the kids, sweets and so much more. Plus, there will be a quiet room with Christmas stories, arts & crafts. Annemarie and Paddy are delighted that the proceeds will be donated to the Coombe on behalf of baby Odhrán.“We are so delighted to give back a little something to the Coombe to show how much we appreciated their hard work and dedication,” Annemarie said.Annemarie also raised over €1,000 for the Coombe in July as a birthday fundraiser. The response was phenomenal, she said, and it is hoped that this weekend’s party can be a similar success for a vital cause.Everyone is welcome to come and support the Letterkenny Babies Christmas Jumper Party on Sunday afternoon.Cost of entry to the party will be €5 per child and one euro for every subsequent child thereafter – €6 for two, €7 for three, etc. There will also be donation buckets for the face painting and treat stands and a raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses.Anyone wanting a raffle sheet or willing to donate a raffle prize can message the Letterkenny Babies page here: Letterkenny BabiesA happy and healthy Christmas for miracle baby Odhrán was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 student from Meenaclady in Gaoth Dobhair has been chosen to be the Gaeltacht Mary for the upcoming Mary from Dungloe Festival.Ann MurrayAnn Murray, 19, will represent the Gaeltacht in the 46th Mary from Dungloe which takes place July 27th to August 5th.Ann said she is delighted to have been chosen and says she hopes to do her town proud during the festival. STUDENT ANN CHOSEN TO BE GAELTACHT ‘MARY’ was last modified: July 8th, 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:Ann MUrrayGaeltacht MaryMary From Dungloe
There will be great excitement this Saturday evening at 6pm in Kilmacrennan when a huge crowd is expected to see the switching on of the village’s Christmas Lights.The entire community are very excited about having their village lit up this year for Christmas and with Santa arriving in style to Kilmacreannan in the famous Coca Cola Truck he will also have treats for all the children who come out to see him.There was an art competition held in Kilmacrennan National School and the winer of the art competition will be the lucky child who will get to turn on the lights. Santa will be joined by the Mayor of Kilmacrennan, Adrian Boyce, the local county councillors, invited guests, and DJ Funky Monkey will be playing Christmas music throughout the evening too.The people of Kilmacrennan and the local councillors would like as many families to come out to see the switching on of the lights as possible and hope that people come from near and far!See you all there, because everyone is invited!If anyone is looking for any information on the evenings events please contact Councillor John O’Donnell on 074-9139800. SANTA TO ARRIVE IN KILMACRENNAN ON THE FAMOUS COCA COLA CHRISTMAS TRUCK! was last modified: December 12th, 2014 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:Coca Cola TruckEntertainmentFeatureskilmacrennannewsSANTA
Managerless Cobh Ramblers are the visitors to Finn Park on Friday evening as Finn Harps hope to extend their unbeaten league start to the season to four games.Cobh, shocked by the resignation of manager Martin Cambridge so early in the season after last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat against Wexford Youths, will arrive at Finn Park having suffered defeats in each of their opening three league games.However, despite the turmoil in the Cobh camp, Harps boss Ollie Horgan is expecting a tough encounter on Friday. “Cobh are always very difficult opponents,” said Horgan. “The fact that Martin Cambridge has stepped down will allow a new manager to give them a boost for the weekend.“Martin assembled a very strong squad with talented players, some who have played at a very high level in England,” continued Horgan as he prepares for Friday’s game. “We failed to score in our last two meetings with Cobh so we know how tough it is going to be.”Harps will go into the game as favourites having picked up seven points from their opening three games and have yet to concede a goal in league action this season. After an opening day scoreless draw at Tolka Park against Shelbourne, Harps followed that up with back-to-back 2-0 victories against Cabinteely and Waterford United.“We had a good result in Waterford,” said Horgan of last Friday’s game at the RSC, “although the scoreline was a little flattering in our favour. “The second goal, albeit a well taken goal, was against the run of play in injury time when Waterford had pushed men forward – and this left them short at the back especially as Shane Nolan was already off the field.“Waterford has more possession and probably a couple of more chances than us so while it was a good result we ran our luck a little,” commented Horgan.While Harps have kept their opposition scoreless in their opening league games and remain unbeaten, Horgan is warning caution insisting the club have been in this position in the past. In each of the last two seasons, Harps have had seven points after three games – and find themselves in the same position again this year.“Although we have kept clean sheets, we have given away a lot of chances especially in the two away games,” said Horgan. “Obviously we are happy with the first few results but we were in the exact same position last year and didn’t win another game for six weeks after,” he said.On the team front for Harps, Packie Mailey remains sidelined, while Ruairi Keating – who hit two goals against Cabinteely in Harps’ last home game – is a doubt. The two clubs have met on ten occasions in the last two seasons since Cobh returned to senior football in 2013 after a four season absence. Harps hold the upper hand from those meetings having lost on only two occasions – both times in St. Colmans Park. Although Cobh have held Harps scoreless in each of the last two meetings between the sides, the previous eight games had seen Harps hit the back of the net 22 times including five in the Finn Park meeting between the sides twelve months ago.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ruairi Keating. Injured: Packie Mailey.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-L-L-D-W-W (10 pts)Cobh Ramblers: L-L-D-L-L-L (1 pt)RECORD AGAINST COBH RAMBLERS (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 62nd meeting of the two clubs, and the 30th to be played in Finn Park.Total Games: 61 (29 at Finn Park)Harps Wins: 23 (13 at Finn Park)Cobh Wins: 20 (5 at Finn Park)Draws: 18 (11 at Finn Park)Harps Goals: 80 (43 at Finn Park)Cobh Goals: 67 (24 at Finn Park)LAST 10 GAMES v COBH RAMBLERS15-Mar-13 Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)04-May-13 Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (First Division)05-Jul-13 Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)23-Aug-13 Finn Harps 1-1 Cobh Ramblers (FAI Cup)26-Aug-13 Cobh Ramblers 0-4 Finn Harps (FAI Cup)31-Aug-13 Cobh Ramblers 3-2 Finn Harps (First Division)21-Mar-14 Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)10-May-14 Cobh Ramblers 0-2 Finn Harps (First Division)11-Jul-14 Finn Harps 0-0 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)06-Sep-14 Cobh Ramblers 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)LAST TIME v COBH RAMBLERS at Finn Park11th July 2014.FINN HARPS 0COBH RAMBLERS 0Finn Harps: Conor Winn; Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan; Caoimhin Bonner (Thomas McMonagle 50), Gareth Harkin, Pat McCann, Josh Mailey (Carel Tiofack 81), Ciaran Coll; Paul McVeigh (Darragh Black 65), Kevin McHugh. Subs not used: Graham Fisher, Tommy Bonnar, Shaun Patton.Cobh Ramblers: Shane Hallahan (Robert Birdsall 9); Roy Kenny, Craig Burns, Brendan Frahill, Anthony O’Donnell; Martin Deady, Christopher McCarthy, Stephen Kenny (George Gill 82), Garry Comerford, Ryan Goldsmith; Brendan Kenny (Kynan Rocks 56). Subs not used: Cian Murphy, Nathaniel Gumbo.FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2015 (All competitions)Ruairi Keaing 2Gareth Harkin 1Damien McNulty 1Brian McGrory 1 (in League Cup)Keith Cowan 1 (in League Cup)FINN HARPS RESULTS / FIXTURES 2015Mar Fri 06 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn HarpsMon 09 Galway Utd 3-2 Finn Harps (League Cup)Fri 13 Finn Harps 2-0 CabinteelyFri 20 Waterford United 0-2 Finn HarpsFri 27 H Cobh RamblersApr Fri 03 A UCDFri 10 H Athlone TownFri 17 A Wexford YouthsFri 24 H ShelbourneMay Fri 01 A CabinteelyFri 08 H Waterford UnitedSat 16 A Cobh RamblersFri 22 H UCDHARPS HOPING TO KEEP UNBEATEN RUN ‘RAMBLING’ AT FINN PARK was last modified: March 25th, 2015 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:COMB RAMBLERSfinn harpsFinn Park
The first round results of an annual litter survey show that Letterkenny is considered ‘clean to European norms’.The business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) ranked Donegal’s largest town in 25th place out of 40 areas surveyed in 2017.Letterkenny is showing improvement in the Litter League list, having risen from 29th place in 2016, and 36th place in 2015. The grade ‘clean to European norms’ means that a town is considered to be as clean as its European counterparts.Overall, IBAL found an improvement in cleanliness across the country. Tullamore in Offaly came top of this year’s list, which was deemed ‘Cleaner than European Norms’.Conor Horgan of IBAL said this year’s results are the best in the group’s 16 years of surveys.Horgan said: “Across the board we have seen improvements. The news is all the more positive given the importance of how we present our country over the summer months, when we attract over 40% of our visitors. Also satisfying is the pristine state of the roads around Dublin Airport, which help form a first impression for many of these visitors.” IBAL have warned that dumping in towns and cities is an increased problem that is considered ‘the new litter’.Horgan said: “Be it in cities or in towns, we enjoy a much cleaner environment than 15 years ago, but litter has not gone away.“This summer we again had examples of extreme littering on beaches for examples, which display a worrying indifference to the natural environment. Marine litter is a source of great concern at present and an issue IBAL may concentrate more on in the future.“Also, dumping is on the increase, and the more we ask people to pay for waste disposal the greater an issue it is likely to become. It may not be as widespread, but dumping is the new litter in many respects.”Litter survey revealed: Does Letterkenny pass the test? was last modified: September 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:letterkennylitter