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PSNI issue appeal for witnesses to serious crash outside Strabane

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews PSNI issue appeal for witnesses to serious crash outside Strabane Previous articleEpiscopal Ordination to take place tomorrow of new Bishop of RaphoeNext articleStephen Bradley disappointed with the goals ‘given away’ against Derry michael Facebook Police in Strabane are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision yesterday.The three vehicle crash occurred on the Mulvin Road between Strabane and Newtownstewart at approximately 4:40 yesterday afternoon.The road has since reopened.Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Police in Strabane on 101. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By michael – August 5, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Oklahoma Sooners past and present react to Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy win

first_imgMurray certainly was deserving of the honor; the junior led the 12-1 Sooners to the College Football Playoff while posting 4,945 total yards and 51 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback.He was also a standout on the baseball field in Norman; the Athletics selected him ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. Murray, an outfielder, plans to pursue a baseball career after OU’s 2018 season.  Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray triumphed over fellow quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State in being named the winner of the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.Murray received 2,167 total points from Heisman voters to claim the trophy, becoming the second consecutive Sooners quarterback to win, following Baker Mayfield in 2017. Four of Oklahoma’s last eight starting quarterbacks (Murray, Mayfield, Sam Bradford and Jason White) have taken home college football’s most prestigious award.  HOOVER: Murray’s Heisman win mirrors Mayfield’s, but is one-of-a-kindMurray’s Heisman victory inspired a bevy of congratulatory tweets from football Sooners past and present, including Mayfield and Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, who accompanied Murray to the Heisman ceremony in New York:AND THATS WHAT WE CALL BACK TO BACK. YOU DESERVE IT K1. So proud of you man. Enjoy every second of it. Absolutely nobody can put a ceiling on you…. Football or baseball, follow your… https://t.co/xkQdtY9o8n— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) December 9, 2018Congrats Brodie @TheKylerMurray— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) December 9, 2018Congratulations To my brotha @kyler1murray hard work don’t go unnoticed #Back2Back HEISMAN! pic.twitter.com/z5dgJyvleG— Marquise Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) December 9, 2018Incredible. Congratulations @TheKylerMurray. 2018 @HeismanTrophy Winner.— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) December 9, 2018#BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/AJ0WIxLNhD— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 9, [email protected] Congratulations! I’m so proud to be a Sooner! May the Lord continue to bless and cover you along your journey! #Heisman2018 #BoomerSooner— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 9, 2018BACK 2 BACK 👀👀👀— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) December 9, 2018Back to Back! Congrats to Kyler Murray ! BOOMER— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) December 9, 2018A pair of Major League Baseball players with OU ties offered congratulations, as well: Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, who grew up in Oklahoma and committed to play quarterback for the Sooners before opting to play baseball out of high school, and former Sooners pitcher Garrett Richards, who recently signed with the Padres.BOOMER!!! Congrats @TheKylerMurray !! #HeismanTrophy— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) December 9, 2018Proud to share the same amazing program as you. You have been so much fun to watch @TheKylerMurray. Congrats on your accomplishment. Business isn’t finished. Also take it easy on me in the future! #Boomerforlife— Garrett Richards (@GRICHARDS26) December 9, 2018last_img read more

Disney World Closing Temporarily Due to Coronavirus

first_imgWalt Disney World announced Thursday evening that it is closing beginning on Sunday night through the end of the month, in order to limit the spread of coronavirus.Disneyland in California had announced its own closure earlier in the day.The Disney Cruise Line will also suspend all operations from Sunday through the end of the month.Here is a full statement from Disney:“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.”It continues:“The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.“Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”last_img read more

Rumson’s Ekdahl Steps Down as Mayor

first_imgRUMSON – Some might say John Ekdahl was the steady presence in the room, a familiar guide for Rumson over the past two decades. Others might know him as the careful career financial advisor who approached every challenge holistically.As the page turned on his final chapter of public service, Ekdahl maintained that stoic character Tuesday evening when he stepped down from the Borough Council after a political career spanning 23 years. It was the first time since Dec. 7, 1995 that he sat in front of the council members rather than beside them on the dais.“Honestly it felt a bit awkward, I have to say,” Ekdahl said with a chuckle. “Certainly a different view.”Ekdahl officially informed his colleagues of his departure in a May 18 letter. In a 2015 interview with The Two River Times, Ekdahl said this term would be his final in Rumson. Ekdahl, 72, joined Rumson’s governing body in 1995 after he was appointed to the Borough Council. He spent nine years at that post before being appointed in 2004 to succeed former mayor Charles Callman. The Rumson resident of 61 years has volunteered and governed for over four decades. He’s also seen the small, affluent community of 6,800 residents change over that time span, but recently he believes those transformations have been for the best.“Way back when, I don’t think there was the same enthusiasm for the town,” said Ekdahl, a first vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Red Bank. “I think people always appreciated living here, but now there’s more of an open enthusiasm about the town, about the school systems and the athletic programs that we’re producing.” Says Goodbye After 23 Years on CouncilBy Jay Cook | center_img Ekdahl has been a board member for the Community YMCA and the newly-renamed Count Basie Center for the Arts. He was one of 12 members on the Two River Council of Mayors, a congregation of local elected officials around the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers who meet regularly. Ekdahl also held a seat on the Sandy Hook Reuse Committee, helping reinvigorate pieces of the former military instillation there.But he also had to make some tough decisions and weather one of the nastiest storms in recent memory. Ekdahl was a driving force in the construction of a new $9 million borough hall in 2010, which brought police, borough administration and public works together at a mini-campus at 80 East River Road.Super Storm Sandy will be Ekdahl’s “most lasting memory.” The 2012 storm caused over $8 million worth of damages to the borough infrastructure and he was in charge of the entire rebuild.“That was a three-month slog, really, to get the town picked up,” said Ekdahl. “We were out of power for about three weeks. Just to get the town put back together and try to get it running again and get some sense of normalcy (was important).”About 30 residents and a handful of local elected officials attended the May 22 Borough Council meeting to send Ekdahl off. Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli sat beside Ekdahl’s wife, Lolly, throughout the goodbye.“When I came in, I was still wet behind the ears, didn’t know the ropes and had a lot of enthusiasm,” said Lucarelli, a Fair Haven official of nearly a decade. “I guess you could really say he was my mentor.”Lucarelli said his friendship with Ekdahl helped the two neighboring communities grow together. In 2015 they both successfully pushed Monmouth County officials to incorporate bicycle lanes along Ridge Road to benefit both towns. They also struck deals on interlocal agreements as Fair Haven moved its municipal court and building department to Rumson over the years.“He carefully considers what’s going on and then does what he believes is best for Rumson residents,” said Lucarelli.State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who also was a borough councilman in nearby Little Silver during Ekdahl’s tenure, said “Rumson was very lucky to have someone so dedicated.”“You have your standouts and John has been that for a long time,” O’Scanlon continued. “It’s a big loss and we’re going to miss him.”Although he’s stepping away from public service, Ekdahl said he’ll stay on at Merrill Lynch “certainly for the balance of the year and maybe beyond.”He and Lolly have a second home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in the same development where their son’s family and grandchildren currently live. They have plans to spend a lot more time down there.Ekdahl didn’t shed any tears throughout the evening – instead there were firm handshakes and hearty hugs passed around. He hearkened back to that even-keeled mindset when asked what his impact on Rumson would be.“Having a system in place that seems to be moving seamlessly (is the most important),” he said. “I just think we’re in a good place right now as we improve our assets.”The Borough Council unanimously approved council president Joseph Hemphill to serve the as mayor for the remainder of 2018. A closed session to discuss that appointment didn’t last two minutes.Hemphill, a 70-year-old lifelong Rumson resident and business owner, said he’s excited for the challenge ahead.“It’s just an honor to be here to try and take care of our town,” he said. “It’s what the residents want, that’s why they moved here.”Councilwoman Laura Atwell was chosen to serve as the new Borough Council president.This article was first published in the May 24-31, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Myron Nichol Rink

first_imgThe Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar took the longest way possible to capturing the Senior Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday in Kimberley.The team of Nichol, third Bill Van Yzerloo and second Gary Beaudry and lead Barry Marsh, both of Nelson, defeated the Ken McHargue rink twice — in the B final and A-B final — to claim the title. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by naming the rink Team of the Week.The rink now represents the zone at the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 17-22 in Port Alberni.last_img read more

Kootenay Martial Arts hosts second highest ranked woman on planet in Taekwondo

first_imgIt’s seemed like only yesterday that Sr. Grand Master Edward B. Sell and his lovely wife Brenda were sitting in the Nelson Covenant Church basement on Stanley Street eager to test members of the Kootenay Martial Arts School.More than 20 years later, Kootenay Martial Arts, under the guidance of the Sells and the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association, has grown into a dominant fixture of Taekwondo in BC.And what better way to recognize the achievements than to have Kootenay Martial Arts Senior Instructor Dean Seminoff host Sr. Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell during upcoming testing beginning Thursday at Trafalgar Middle School.“Grand Master (Brenda) Sell is a 9th Dan black belt and the second highest ranked woman on the planet in Taekwondo,” said Kootenay Martial Arts Master Dean Siminoff. “She is in Nelson to test 11 new black belts, members of KMA which is beginning its 16th consecutive year of teaching the best in martial arts.”The fact that Sell is going to be at the weekend celebration is nothing short of a miracle.After losing husband Edward to cancer after 41 years of marriage, as well as experiencing a host of other personal setbacks, Sell was diagnosed with breast cancer.“My first reaction was not to have treatment,” she said.However, following careful thought Sell decided to fight this disease head on.“When I made the decision to fight, I knew I must focus on my faith,” Sell explained. “Faith sees beyond your circumstances and has focus on the outcome — going through the process.”“I never saw myself as a victim or gave into feeling sorry for myself,” Sell added. “I made a decision to see myself well, to do things I knew were important to coming out of this and protecting my faith.”Sell turned to exercise, which helped during the grief and treatment of breast cancer. At times, it was difficult to keep going, but Sell knew giving up was “not” an option.At one stage during chemotherapy she became seriously ill.Doctors explained how close Sell came to losing her battle.“Doctors told me, “if it has not been for my physical condition of your body from Taekwondo training, you would have died”,’ she said.Kootenay Martial Arts, with its main Dojang in Nelson along with sister facilities in South Slocan and Castlegar, is part of the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association — a leader in modern Taekwondo for the past 50 years.This Christian influence of the school helps people develop spiritually as well as physically and mentally.Thursday, the Kootenay Martial Arts hosts its’ “Best of the Best” Student Black Belt Graduation at Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.GM Sell will be present to oversee much of the testing.Friday, it’s Women of Strength and Resilience at the Covenant Church on Stanley Street.This is an evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., of sharing with local women as well as GM Sell sharing their personal life journeys.It’s been a long time since Siminoff, a 6th degree Black Belt, founded the school in the Nelson area.During this time, the school has promoted more than 100 Black Belts to first Dan.Thursday adds a few more to the KMA achieves..last_img read more

CLASSY ILLUMINANT COMES BACK RUNNING AND WINS $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MCCARTHY, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.27

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2017)–Classy Illuminant, idle since May 30, returned to the races with her running shoes on Friday at Santa Anita, as she took the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course in 1:12.27.  Trained by Michael McCarthy, she was last seen winning Santa Anita’s Grade I Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf May 30.“Even though she didn’t run that well down the hill the last time she tried it (fourth, beaten one length in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes on Jan. 3, 2016), she did it pretty easily today,” said Prat.  “She had trained well and we had a good pace…She galloped out pretty good as well.”A comfortable third behind dueling leaders Kera Kera and Paquita Coqueta (ridden by brothers, Scott and Gary Stevens) a quarter mile out, Illuminant swung three deep at the dirt crossing turning for home and in a flash, the Wishing Well was over as she easily motored to the lead.Off at even money in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Iluminant paid $4.20, $2.60 and $2.40.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and SF Racing, LLC, Illuminant, a 5-year-old mare by Quality Road, improved her overall mark to 12-5-2-1.  With the winner’s share of $46,260, she increased her earnings to $413,910.“The way it set up, it kinda went the way we had planned,” said McCarthy.  “She’s a quality mare.  There were some decent fillies in there, but I’m not surprised she got bet down.  She’d been training like she was well-meant.”With sizzling splits to run at, Prize Exhibit, who was next to last at the quarter pole, put in her customary burst to finish second, a half length in front of Miss Double d’Oro, who ran on from last.  Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit was off at 7-2 and paid $2.80 and $2.60.Off at 8-1 with Santiago Gonzalez, Miss Double d’Oro paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.09, 42.94 and 1:06.07.Special early first post time tomorrow, Santa Anita Handicap Day, is at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Glendale and friends celebrate 100 good years

first_imgGLENDALE – The “Jewel City” celebrated its 100th birthday this weekend with an all-day party Saturday, and Gertrude Ness, a couple months younger than the city itself, was there with plenty of memories. Her bucolic Spazier Avenue home was originally surrounded by orchards of peach and apricot trees and grapevines, “like a nice little pretty mountain village,” she said last week from the home near the Burbank border. Now, suburban homes spread on all sides. “Many of these houses were (built) during the war,” she said. Downtown Glendale was only a streetcar ride away. Ness worked for Lockheed, building B-17 bombers, like thousands of other “Rosie the Riveters” toiling in industry as the men were away fighting in World War II. She remembers children from her neighborhood going over to the old Grand Central Air Terminal to watch the P-38 fighter planes zoom across the sky. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant As part of the centennial celebration, the city found six 100-year-old Glendale residents. City officials included Ness, who turns 100 in April, among the group. On Saturday, she took part in the 100th birthday ceremony at the Glendale Civic Center, where she was given a proclamation. The city also found Hripsime Khachikian, who not only has lived to be 101 but also survived the Armenian genocide when she was 10. Khachikian, whose English is pretty much limited to saying “America good!,” has lived in Glendale since her family brought her here from Baghdad in 1970. “Because it’s America of course we like,” Khachikian said in Armenian, speaking through an interpreter. “We loved it here, so we came here.” While she hasn’t spent her entire life here, Ness came to Glendale in 1941 from Minnesota after a doctor advised her husband to move to warmer climes to avoid falling victim to pneumonia. Her husband died 16 years ago. “I can’t imagine living any place else … after all these years,” she said. After working during World War II at Lockheed, Ness got a job with the Glendale Unified School District and eventually became its director of early childhood education. She also was a board member for the YWCA of Glendale, and had a hand in creating its shelter for battered women in 1979. She remembers when domestic violence was swept under the rug. “It took a long time for women to realize they could get out,” Ness said. “They thought they had to stay with their men because they didn’t know how they were going to live.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want 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

Former Donegal Garda Sgt remembers tragic colleague

first_imgA well-known former Donegal Garda Sergeant has paid tribute to the brother of Garda Robbie McCallion who was found dead following a tragic incident in Co Mayo.Christy Galligan said he got to know Garda John McCallion following the tragic death of his brother Letterkenny-based Garda Robbie McCallion.Robbie died ten years ago in the line of duty when he was struck by a car at Tara Court. Robbie’s brother John was found by the roadside while out cycling in training for a Mizen to Malin cycle on Friday morning.Here Christy Galligan remembers John and his family.I received the sad and tragic news that Garda John Mc Callion of Swinford, County Mayo died while out training for a charity cycle run near his home. I got to know John after the death of his younger brother Robbie, also a Garda, in 2009. I was Robbie’s Sergeant In Letterkenny on the fateful night when he got knocked down responding to a call with two other colleagues to the theft of a car in Tara Court, Letterkenny, in March 2009.John was the spokesperson for his family and was the one whom I made contact with and spoke with during that very sad and upsetting time and came to know and appreciate over the past decade.His calm exterior and humility belied the sadness and turmoil at losing his kid brother, but he remained a stalwart in the face of all of the publicity from Robbie death until the trial and conviction of the accused person.I had that privilege and honour of getting to know all of the Mc Callion family,from Bob and Nancy, the parents, to Noreen, Deirdre and John, and all their children during this past decade.John, like Robbie, had a deep sense of duty, but with that deep sense of duty came responsibility. With it came a great sense of humility, honesty and dedication to all those who made contact or came in contact with them. They epitomised all that was good, not just in their personal lives, but also to duty to the public they served.The Mc Callion family typified the dedication to duty as John and Robbie’s dad, Bob, and Uncles were members of the Garda Síochana also.They exuded all that was good and right. They did not shirk from their duties or responsibilities as front line members of the force or as family men.I met John and all the Mc Callion family when a Garda select team from Donegal went to Swinford to play in the Robbie McCallion memorial park in March of this year commemorating the tenth year of Robbie’s death. I also met the family in the Memorial Gardens of Dublin Castle remembering all our fallen colleagues of the Garda Síochana only on the 18th of May last.Knowing the family as I’ve got to know them, and that is only minuscule compared to those in this close-knit group, they exuded all that was good and right.John was training for the Garda Cycle Run from Malin to Mizen Head, and it was this sense of dedication and love for others that makes him stand out as the incredible person that I will remember him as.To his wife Colette, daughters Sarah and Grace and son Robert, and all the Mc Callion family, friends and work colleagues, I mourn with you at this great loss but always remember that your Husband, Father, Uncle, Son and Friend and Colleague, will never be forgotten just, like his brother Robbie.They will always be very much a part of our lives, and those of us who knew John and Robbie will know that we had the privilege and honour of meeting that which was good and honest and caring in society, and one that we all strive to be.Ar Dhéis Dé Go Raibh a hAinm Dílís.Christy Galligan, (retd. Gda. Sgt)Letterkenny,Co. Donegal.Former Donegal Garda Sgt remembers tragic colleague was last modified: May 26th, 2019 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:Garda Robbie McCallionletterkennytragedylast_img read more

Driver under the influence of coke arrested in St Johnston

first_imgA Donegal motorist was stopped on yesterday and arrested at a checkpoint for driving under the influence of drugs.The motorist was caught driving under the influence of cocaine during a roadside test on Saturday, October 5. The vehicle was first stopped by Letterkenny’s Roads Policing Unit at a Mandatory Intoxication Testing (M.I.T.) checkpoint. The driver was subsequently tested for the presence of drugs and the test came back positive.A blood sample was obtained and he was later released.The blood sample will now be sent for analysis.  Driver under the influence of coke arrested in St Johnston was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more