RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $194,109 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M.

first_imgRAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $194,109 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2020)–Along with Derby hopefuls going postward in the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, fans will be also be treated to A 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $194,109 on Saturday.  Special early first post time for a 10-race program is at 11:30 a.m.A Jackpot carryover of $161,455 from Wednesday spurred $142,632 in new money Friday, creating a total Jackpot pool today of $304,087.Saturday’s Rainbow Six will begin with race five, the one mile Grade III Sham, which has an assigned post time of 1:32 p.m. PT.  Bob Baffert’s Authentic is the 8-5 morning line favorite with Drayden Van Dyke up.Saturday’s co-feature is the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, which will go as race eight, with approximate post time at 3:07 p.m.  The San Gabriel, for older horses at a mile and one eighth on turf, has attracted a field of seven, with trainer Phil D’Amato’s 7-year-old gelding, Cleopatra’s Strike, installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite with Abel Cedillo aboard. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Burying Our Ebola Dead: MOH Cannot Escape Its Urgent Professional Responsibility

first_imgWe carried on Monday a very sad, disturbing story about two decomposing Ebola bodies in Weala, Margibi County, that have had a traumatic effect on the town and its inhabitants.  The deceased, members of the Tate family, had  been dead for well over a week and all attempts to get Health workers there to remove the bodies have proved unsuccessful. This terrible episode has forced inhabitants of the neighborhood to flee the area, becoming displaced persons in their own town. Only last Tuesday, August 5—coincidentally the very day the Tates died—we published an editorial calling on government to return to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare its professional responsibility for burying the Ebola dead.  We argued that caring for the dead is not a political function relegated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), as suggested by Health Minister Walter Gwenigale, but rather a medical and scientific function that often involves a medical doctor, especially with specialization in pathology. And now here we are, with people dropping dead all over the place and the seeming total confusion and incapacity of government to handle their remains.  In the Jos Hansen area of United Nations Drive down Waterside last weekend, another corpse was found and neighbors had to put it in a plastic bag and haul it by rope to be buried in a shallow grave.  In Grand Cape Mount, too, an Ebola body was recently abandoned in a home, where they left an eight-child.  The child also died.It is very sad that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH) has rejected our argument that they, more than any other GOL agency, are responsible for dead bodies, most especially the highly contagious Ebola dead.  On Tuesday morning, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, told the Daily Observer that MOH “is no longer responsible for Ebola bodies, but the Ministry of Internal Affairs.”  This means that MOH has failed to see that because they have surrendered their medical and scientific responsibility, leaving Ebola bodies to politicians, who have NO expertise in this business, bodies continue to lie unattended, causing greater spread of the epidemic.MOH does not see that the Ebola corpse crisis continues.  On Tuesday we reported that some 45 bodies had been improperly buried, again in Johnsonville, and the stench has driven people from their neighborhoods.  When contacted, of MIA officials issued the alarming statement that “Removal of dead bodies is not relevant!”Can Doctors Gwenigale and Bernice Dahn now see what we are talking about?  The MIA is NOT the proper agency to handle this matter because that is not what they were trained to do.We call on the President immediately to return the responsibility for Ebola bodies to the MOH and give them the money, equipment and supplies to do this urgent job, lest the spread of the Ebola virus will continue.What happened in Weala and now again in Johnsonville should never be allowed to happen again, for such a situation is highly dangerous, and could further expose people in the surrounding areas to the virus.The MOH and its local and international partners should develop a comprehensive strategy to handle Ebola corpses.  The MOH and partners should equip the handlers with full protective gear, with the chemicals they need to spray the remains, and with sufficient and well organized transportation to ferry the bodies to recognized  burial sites and the crematorium.  MOH should lease vehicles from Monrovia’s rental dealerships to carry out the task at hand.  But we can understand if some rental agencies may be reluctant to get involved.  GOL should then purchase of a fleet of minibuses specifically to be used as hearses for the Ebola dead.Another problem we at the Daily Observer have heard about is that the Ebola response hotlines are not functioning.  We have heard countless complaints from people who say they have called these hotlines repeatedly and no one answers.  We hope that the MOH can fix this other problem, too, by deploying and crash-training non-essential hospital staff to manage the hotlines.  These operators should be strongly instructed to be helpful, clear and empathetic, realizing that they are dealing with people in distress.   Non-English speakers should be connected to operators who speak their languages.  This can be done and such a system can be well established and continue to everyone’s benefit even after Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

23-member team to attend World Karate C/ships

first_imgA team of 23 from the Association do Shotokan Karate – Guyana (ASK-Guyana) will look to seek glory at the 3rd International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Karate Championships which is scheduled to be held in Barbados.The team, to be led by Roger Peroune, the Kata captain and Keith Beaton, the Kumite captain, with Amir Khouri who will be judging, leaves on August 13 and returns on the August 20.With hopes at a high, members are anxiously awaiting their events so as to gain a podium spot for their country and association. The competition will be huge with over 350 competitors vying for the top spots.The team was able to compete thanks to the sponsors, and more so the parents of the team’s participants, and support from the ASK-G fund raising team.last_img read more

Glendora offers tennis lessons

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following age groups are available: Future Stars (ages 5-13), Rising Stars (ages 7-18) and Big Kids (ages 18 and up). For information call (626) 914-8228. Glendora Community Services has scheduled tennis lessons at Dawson Park, 241 W. Dawson Ave. A session is slated for March 5-30, followed by classes on April 2-27, April 30-May 25 and May 29-June 22. last_img read more

Donegal business unit sold for €2million

first_imgBUSINESS: A massive Donegal business unit which used to employ up to 900 people at its peak – has been sold for over €2million. Unifi closed in 2004 – with the loss of over 300 jobs at the time.However, following the sale of the large commercial unit, there is optimism that investment could be made in the area which would lead to job creation. Selling agent Brendan McGlynn and Associates Limited, Letterkenny, along with Savills, Belfast confirmed that the old Unifi premises was bought for over €2million by a private investor.Unifi’s employees were split between the two different plants – “Plant 1” – was demolished following the closure of the company in Donegal – and the newer “Plant 2” has been vacant for several years.Approximately 50 acres of commercially zoned sites – which can be used for various purposes (such as car showrooms, retail warehousing, industrial warehousing or medical park development) – were put on the market originally.Donegal business unit sold for €2million was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessdonegalinvestmentjobsnewspropertyUnit€2mlast_img read more

ST PATRICK’S DAY IN PICTURES 1

first_imgWE WILL BE showing all your pictures from St Patrick’s Day later this evening and throughout tomorrow. Keep sending them in to info@donegaldaily.com.We will try to put as many onto donegaldaily over the weekend as we can. ST PATRICK’S DAY IN PICTURES 1 was last modified: March 17th, 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)last_img read more

A REAL GLOBAL VILLAGE GATHERING FOR EARAGAIL ARTS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgEnjoying the Earagail Arts Festival Global Gathering in Letterkenny. ALL PICS BY NORTHWEST NEWS PIXA REAL GLOBAL VILLAGE GATHERING FOR EARAGAIL ARTS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 21st, 2014 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:Earagail Arts FestivalGlobal Gatheringlast_img read more

MAN APPEARS IN COURT AGAIN CHARGED WITH MURDERING PARENTS

first_imgA man is to appear again in court on December 19th charged with murdering his parents.Julian Cuddihy appeared in court today. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Julian Cuddihy, 42, appeared at a court at Castlerea Prison today. Cuddihy, from Churchtown in Carndonagh, did not appear in court.Judge Geoffrey Browne remanded him to appear to Harristown Court on December 19th next.MAN APPEARS IN COURT AGAIN CHARGED WITH MURDERING PARENTS was last modified: November 28th, 2014 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:CarndonaghdonegalJulian CuddihymurderPARENTSlast_img read more

Gardai carry out house-to-house enquiries over West Donegal wildfire

first_imgGardai are today carrying out house-to-house enquiries amid local speculation that yesterday’s huge wildfires in West Donegal may have been started deliberately.Hundreds of acres of land around the villages of Loughanure and Annagry were destroyed following the blaze which started at 6am.Up to fifteen units of the Donegal Fire Service, supported by the Civil Defence, the Air Corps, soldiers and hundreds of brave locals fought the fires for hours. The fires, which destroyed one holiday-home and damaged vehicles, were finally brought under control late on Monday evening.However, there are now local reports that at least one of the fires, a blaze in the Belcruit area, may have been started deliberately.Although Gardai say they have no evidence so far to suggest the fires were started deliberately, they have appealed for witnesses if anybody noticed anybody acting suspiciously early on Monday morning in the area.As part of their investigation, Gardai are today (Tues) carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the Loughanure area. Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle of Milford Garda Station said they are appealing for any information which could help them with their investigation into the blaze.“Gardai have launched an investigation which is routine in the circumstances. We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and are appealing to anybody who may have any information which may help us with our investigation to contact us at Milford Garda station,” he said.He added that while local volunteers had done trojan work, he appealed to people trying to view the fires not to choke up road corridors for emergency vehicles.There had been criticism locally about the delay in deploying the Air Corps to the scene after it took seven hours for the air relief to begin dropping water over the affected areas around 5pm.Local TD Pat the Cope Gallagher called on the Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe’s Department to provide a full report on the delay on mobilising the Air Corps. However, the Air Corps defended its response time in helping contain gorse fires in Donegal, saying it is not a primary fire fighting agency.Captain Kevin Fitzgerald said the crew who fought the fires had to be assembled from “the four corners of the country.”“When we got the task we had to mobilise a crew. We don’t have the resources for fire fighting. Crews had to come from all over the country,” said Capt Fitzgerald.Captain Fitzgerald told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that fire fighting from the air is a very specialised task and is “relatively high risk”. Because the Air Corps is not a dedicated fire service it takes time to respond, while it can respond to medical emergencies within 10 minutes, he said. The wildfires in Donegal have been quelled according to a spokesperson for Donegal County Council although some ‘hot spots’ do remain and are being monitored.And it warned that there is still a risk of other fires breaking out.“The notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange) remains effective up until Wednesday of this week for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist,” said the spokesperson.Gardai carry out house-to-house enquiries over West Donegal wildfire was last modified: April 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:fireGardaiinvestigationlast_img read more

Govt slammed for failure to act on ‘dangerous’ flooding damage in west Donegal

first_imgA bridge in west Donegal that was destroyed when heavy rain had burst the banks of the nearby River Clady remains in a state of disrepair following heavy flooding in the area in August. The news comes following yesterday’s (Tues) announced funding scheme for businesses in Donegal Town.The details of the fund were announced by Minister Joe McHugh. He said the key here is that this Government is responding quickly to people’s need.However, local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig said while he welcomed the sanction for Donegal Town, the failure to allocate a special flood fund for residents in west Donegal in Tuesday’s budget showed the government’s ‘complete lack of respect’ for the people of the area.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig once again highlighted the O’Duibhir family situation, who awoke in August to find heavy rain had damaged a bridge that connected them to a main road in Gaoth Dobhair.John ‘Mor’ O’Duibhir, who is in his 70s, requires constant care and receives three home helps to his home. Speaking in August, Mr O’Duibhir’s son, Sean O’Duibhir, pleaded the government to fix the issue once and for all.“We simply cannot get in or out in our cars. We’re trapped. My father receives visits from the home help services and they will not be able to drive here either.“This has happened a few times before but this is the worst I have seen it. The bridge is completely gone.“We need this fixed once and for all so that this does not happen.”Speaking to Donegal Daily today (Weds), Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “Joe McHugh announced yesterday that funding was being allocated for Donegal Town and I think that is encouraging. “But right now there are three houses, one with a man in a wheelchair and requires home help, and the others with young families and the state has not bothered themselves to come out and visit these families.“They do not sympathise with their current situation and no action has been taken to help ease these families worries.“There has been a temporary bridge put in place and that is okay for walking across but it’s simply not enough.“If there was an ambulance needed to come across that bridge, it wouldn’t get across first of all, and it would be extremely dangerous for everybody involved. “Not a single cent has been spent on that bridge and that is simply not good enough and it is unacceptable.“It shows a complete lack of respect to everyone in west Donegal and especially to those families who need it the most.“More has to be done. It is a disgrace,” he concluded.Govt slammed for failure to act on ‘dangerous’ flooding damage in west Donegal was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:donegalGaoth Dobhairlast_img read more