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Taylor half-century lifts Thunder

first_imgPERTH, Australia, (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor stroked her second half-century and went past 200 runs as she helped Sydney Thunder beat Deandra Dottin’s Perth Scorchers by 22 runs in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash here yesterday. Opting to bat first at the WACA, Thunder got up to 139 for three off their 20 overs before limiting Scorchers to 117 all out with five balls remaining in the innings, to win their first game in three outings. Taylor top-scored with 59 from 49 balls with seven fours and added 85 off 77 balls for the first wicket with Rachael Haynes, who scored 33 from 37 deliveries. When Haynes was run out by Dottin, Taylor added a further 28 for the second wicket with captain Alex Blackwell (26 not out) before finally perishing in the 17th over to fast bowler Katherine Brunt, who finished with two for 20 from her overs. Dottin went wicket-less from four overs of medium pace, which cost 34 runs. In reply, Scorchers got a cameo top-score of 25 off 20 balls from Dottin, but she was the only one to pass 20 as the innings declined badly. Scorchers were reeling at 21 for four in the fifth over when Dottin anchored a 34-run fourth-wicket stand with Chloe Piparo (19) to lift the innings. When Dottin, who struck three boundaries, was bowled by seamer Nicola Carey in the tenth over with the score on 55 for four, Scorchers steadily lost wickets as fast bowler Rene Farrell (2-17) and off-spinner Erin Osborne (2-24) made key strikes. Taylor claimed one for 23 from her four overs of off-spin. The Jamaican now has 237 runs from six innings at an average of 47.last_img read more

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Lakers notes: Snowboard leaves Radmanovic lying

first_imgThe Lakers do not plan on voiding the five-year, $30.2 million deal Radmanovic signed last July. But Radmanovic, who will miss six to eight weeks with the injury, does face a possible fine and/or suspension. “I did a stupid thing snowboarding, but I don’t want to be a liar,” Radmanovic said. “That’s not something that I am. “We can have a relationship now that feels comfortable,” Jackson said. “The last couple of days have not felt totally comfortable. “This we can feel comfortable.” It was the latest turn in Radmanovic’s disastrous first season with the Lakers. He suffered an injury to his shooting hand during training camp, was dubbed a “space cadet” by Jackson in December and was averaging just 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Radmanovic told the story of his coffee-run gone awry to Jackson and Kupchak after the Lakers reconvened Tuesday following the All-Star break. He said he “panicked” after the injury and was afraid of the repercussions. The truth ate at Radmanovic for two days, until he decided to call his agent Thursday night and tell the real story. He asked to talk to Jackson and Kupchak on Friday morning, but was waiting for the right time to address his teammates. Kupchak said Radmanovic’s decision to tell the truth would be taken into consideration as the Lakers decide what penalties he will face. He added that owning up to the embarrassing truth publicly was “to some degree a punishment.” “We’ll discuss it internally over the next couple of days on what we may or may not do,” Kupchak said. “If it’s something that we feel needs to be shared, we’ll share it with you. If not, it’ll stay internally.” Lakers owner Jerry Buss nevertheless made a rare appearance in the locker room before Friday’s game. He sat between reporters and said, “I will mull it over,” to a question about possible punishment for Radmanovic. “It shows a lack of maturity and respect for his obligation to the Lakers and his teammates and the fans of Los Angeles,” Kupchak added. “Based on my conversation today, I think he realizes that. I think the remorse you see is real.” Radmanovic, who said he never before had been snowboarding, was prepared for whatever punishment awaits. His injury could not have come at a worst time, with the Lakers already down two injured starters in Kwame Brown and Luke Walton. “Obviously, coming out and telling the truth is going to have some penalties,” Radmanovic said. “But I’m willing to take them because I was responsible for it. Before I stepped onto that snowboard I was probably not thinking about the things that could happen and this could be something that could finish my career.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic was about as good a liar as he was a snowboarder, which was why he arrived at the team’s practice facility Friday and decided to come clean to coach Phil Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak. Radmanovic did not suffer a separated right shoulder by falling on a patch of ice on a trip for coffee Saturday afternoon in Park City, Utah. Instead, he was injured while snowboarding in what he admitted was a violation of his contract. center_img “Obviously, I lied but there was a way to correct it and hopefully this is going to help.” Jackson said his last words to his players before the All-Star break were: “You guys take care of yourselves. This is a time when things can happen.” Although snowboarding is not prohibited in the standard player’s contract, skiing and other activities with an injury risk are. “Unfortunately, before I stepped on that board, I wasn’t really thinking about it,” Radmanovic said. “Until things happen, you don’t believe it’s going to happen to you. … Hopefully, it’s going to be a lesson for me.” Jackson was skeptical at best of Radmanovic’s story when he first heard it Tuesday, joking to reporters about having “Pinkerton” detectives investigate the case and later calling it “a situation that’s a curiosity, for sure.” last_img read more

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Congress, Bush move toward war showdown

first_imgSeveral blocks away, the president stood with Republican House members and told reporters they were united. “We expect there to be no strings on our commanders, and … we expect the Congress to be wise about how they spend the people’s money,” he said. In private, Bush was at least as emphatic, according to GOP rank-and-file participants in a closed-door session with the president in the White House East Room. “He said he will veto a bill that comes to his desk with too many strings attached or too much spending,” said one official who attended and later spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed to the press. While both sides have spoken positively about a need for compromise, there also has been strong political pressure within both parties for a veto fight. Democrats are under pressure to challenge Bush on the war after their victories in last fall’s elections. At the same time, Republicans say Bush will blame anti-war lawmakers if money begins to run short for the troops in the field and will accuse them in any event for ceding ground to the terrorists in the Middle East. Pace fears delays WASHINGTON – A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved legislation Thursday calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within a year, propelling Congress closer to an epic, wartime veto confrontation with President George W. Bush. The 51-47 vote was largely along party lines, and like House passage of a separate, more sweeping challenge to the administration’s war policies a week ago, fell far short of the two-thirds margin needed to overturn the president’s threatened veto. It came not long after Bush and House Republicans made a show of unity at the White House. “With passage of this bill, the Senate sends a clear message to the president that we must take the war in Iraq in a new direction. Setting a goal for getting most of our troops out of Iraq is not – not, not – cutting and running,” said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., shortly before the vote. Passage cleared the way for negotiations on a compromise with the House. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky rebutted quickly. “Nothing good can come from this bill,” he said. “It’s loaded with pork that has no relation to our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it includes a deadline for evacuation that amounts to sending a `Save the date’ card to al-Qaida.” Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Defense Appropriations Committee during the day that a delay in funding would have a chain reaction that could keep units in Iraq longer than planned. He said if the bill is not passed by May 15, the Army would have to cut back on reserve training and equipment repairs, which could possibly delay the formation of units needed to relieve those deployed. The House-passed measure requires the withdrawal of combat troops by Sept. 1, 2008. The Senate bill calls for the beginning of a withdrawal within 120 days, and it sets a nonbinding goal of March 2008 for its completion. Both bills contain more than $90 billion for the military to continue operations in Afghanistan as well as Iraq, where more than 3,200 U.S. troops have lost their lives in four years of combat. Money for domestic programs pushes the bills’ totals above $120 billion. It appeared more likely that House and Senate Democrats will have trouble in forging a compromise among themselves than that they will flinch from a confrontation with the White House. Mindful of the need to assure a flow of funds, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said Congress might consider passing monthlong spending bills while it challenges Bush over his war policy. There is a strong reluctance among the rank and file to approve money for the war without attaching conditions to force a change in policy, and lawmakers said that situation portended a House-Senate compromise that would include provisions Bush has rejected. “I don’t think the leadership will give in. I don’t think they can give in,” said Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. “We have very strong feelings among members. And the real strong push back would come from voters.” “I’m not willing not to have input,” said Murtha, who has emerged in the past year as one of the Democrats’ most vocal critics of the war. Nor is the war the only issue in dispute. Pork power Both bills contain in excess of $20 billion in domestic spending that the president wants stripped out, including large amounts for politically popular programs such as disaster aid to farmers and money for victims of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes. “I think we would be able to sustain a veto on that basis alone,” said Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the second-ranking Republican. House GOP Leader John Boehner of Ohio addressed the same issue in the meeting with Bush. According to one participant, Boehner said there might be a perception among White House officials that the House would not sustain a veto based solely on spending. Boehner said he thought that fear is ungrounded, and the rank and file responded with a standing ovation, according to the participant. There was no suspense in the Senate’s vote after a test earlier this week in which Republicans had sought to strip out the nonbinding timeline for a troop withdrawal. There were 48 Democrats and two Republicans, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Gordon Smith of Oregon, voting for the measure, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent. Among the supporters, only Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., had voted to jettison the timeline earlier in the week. The votes in opposition were cast by 46 Republicans and Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, an independent Democrat.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Peru’s Guerrero cleared for World Cup as ban cut

first_img0Shares0000Peruvian captain Paolo Guerrero as banned after “testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine” following a World Cup qualifier against Argentina on October 5, 2017 © AFP/File / Ernesto BENAVIDESPARIS, France, Dec 20 – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has had his one-year drugs ban reduced to six months, FIFA said in a statement sent to AFP on Wednesday, allowing him to play at next year’s World Cup.“The FIFA Appeal Committee after taking into account all the circumstances of the case, in particular the degree of fault of the player, considered a six-month period of ineligibility to be a proportionate sanction,” FIFA explained. “The suspension period starts on 3 November 2017, the date on which the player was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee,” it added.The 33-year-old attacker, who plays for Brazilian giants Flamengo, was banned after “testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine” following a World Cup qualifier against Argentina on October 5.The former Bayern Munich striker missed Peru’s play-off victory over New Zealand, which made the South American nation the 32nd and last country to qualify for the World Cup, after being provisionally suspended for 30 days for the offence on November 3.He was then slapped with a one-year suspension by FIFA on December 8, but the decision to partially uphold his appeal means Guerrero will be free to represent his country in Russia.Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate to secure a first World Cup finals appearance since 1982. They have been drawn alongside France, Australia and Denmark in Group C.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL WIN ULSTER VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL stopped a hotly-tipped Monaghan side to win the Ulster Vocational Schools Final yesterday.The Monaghan students were going for four in a row but hadn’t planned to meet a determined Donegal outfit who had learned much from the side’s encounter last year.Indeed but for a succession of at least fourteen wides, Donegal could have easily walked this game. A spirited display which saw outstanding displays from the likes of John O’Malley and Ryan McHugh saw John Joe O’Shea’s side eventually claim the title.Luke Barrett was deservedly named Man of the Match while Sean Boylan got the Donegal side off to the perfect start with a fine first goal.Donegal eventually ran out 2-9 to 1-4 winners.Ends DONEGAL WIN ULSTER VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: February 9th, 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)last_img read more

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SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER GARDAI SEIZE DATE RAPE DRUGS AT DONEGAL HOTEL

first_imgGardai detained a man after a considerable quantity of the ‘date rape drug’ Rohypnol was discovered in a Co Donegal hotel.The tablets, which are usually slipped into people’s drinks without their knowledge, were seized from a man in in Dillon’s Hotel on Main Street in Letterkenny.Staff at the premises were alerted to the man by a vigilant member of the public who witnessed him acting suspiciously. Staff called in Gardai and in a follow-up operation a quantity of the tablets were seized.The suspect, who is in his early 20s, is believed to be from the North.A sample of the tablets have been sent for analysis but it is believed they are Rohypnol.The drug is used as a sedative by doctors but in the hands of criminals they are used to cause black-outs, reduced alertness and blurred vision. The substance has been dubbed the ‘date rape’ drug because it has been used to spike the drinks of women by sex attackers.Local drugs activist PJ Blake paid tribute to the public for remaining vigilant to the threat of such drugs.“Such incidents prove that the scourge of these types of drugs have not gone away,” he told donegaldaily.com.“These drugs could have been used on anybody’s son or daughter and the consequences could have been horrific.“We have to remain vigilant and ensure that lives are not destroyed by these drugs,” he said. SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER GARDAI SEIZE DATE RAPE DRUGS AT DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: June 19th, 2012 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:GardailetterkennyRohypnollast_img read more

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SHANNON GALLAGHER BURIED AMID HEARTBREAKING SCENES

first_imgShannon Gallagher has been buried amidst heartbreaking scenes.The 15 year old took her own life just six weeks after her younger sister Erin, 13, also died by suicide.Hundreds of people packed into St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar as they did just weeks ago for another heartbreaking final farewell to a young student. Fr John Joe Duffy castigated the Government and the authorities for failing to stop Shannon Gallagher from taking her own life.Fr Duffy delivered a damning homily as he conducted the funeral mass for the 15 year old schoolgirl, just six weeks after he buried her sister Erin, 13.Both sisters were found dead after taking their own lives.Hundreds of people gathered at St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar, Co Donegal for the funeral mass yesterday (SAT) morning. Shannon’s devastated mother Lorraine, 36, had to be helped into the church by her father Seamus.Fr Duffy said Erin’s death should have being a dawn for change, a new beginning, when agencies, support groups, professionals and those charged with the care of children should have realised that the course and the path that they were on, in responding to and dealing with these issues was simply not enough.“Society has failed two children, two sisters within two months and that is a most damning indictment for any society evidenced by the second white coffin that is before this altar withintwo short months, 45 days ago to be exact.“My heart is devastated, my heart is shattered at how poorly we understand the issues concerning youth mental health and mental health issues in the general population in Ireland. And the terrible consequences we see occurring and reoccurring on a regular basis though out the country. “The systems and methodologies in place and used by the HSE and other agencies and professionals dealing with these cases simply does not work. We are failing to protect the most fragile and most vulnerable children in our society.“We are failing to bring in the children, young people and most vulnerable adults on the margins of our society to the safety of thecentre where they ought to find support, comfort, and safety.“The systems and approach need to be radically improved, to be completely overhauled and to be more responsive so that they have a relevance and are fit for purpose in the modern world.“Hiding behind professionalism and qualifications or the inertia of being able to change rules, legislation or regulations is simply not acceptable, when so many lives getting younger have being tragically and needlessly lost.“I am now calling upon someone in Government to take a hands on role and to do what it takes. Whatever that is to combat what is the most serious problem affecting our country and so many of our families and communities with such devastating consequences.“The time for talking is over. For the sake of all people on the margins or in similar circumstances, for the love of God let some oneperson in Government take leadership and reform what is clearly a broken system,” he slammed.Shannon’s remains were brought into the church by members of her beloved Twin Towns Boxing Club of which she had won both county and Ulster titles for.A picture of the Finn Valley College student in the boxing ring awaiting her hand to be raised after winning a bout sat proudly on top of her white coffin.Her heartbroken school-friends heard how Shannon was loved by all and had excelled in school, especially at Irish.She loved Gaelic football, soccer and had even given up playing rugby to concentrate on boxing.Many young people had to leave the church as they broke down in tears as memories flowed back of times spent with Shannon.Fr Duffy also appealed to young people not to suffer in silence if they are worried or may even have suicidal thoughts after Shannon and Erin’s deaths.“This has being a trying time for you.The pain you are experiencing now will be different for each one of you. You may ask questions could you have helped her in a different way. The answer is simply No. You did everything you could possibly do for Shannon. You comforted her in so many ways.“While in life you all face many pressures today and sometimes you may feel that no one understands you or cares about you. If you feel that you have little hope of things improving for you, or that you havethought of or self harmed in any way or thought about suicide .“Then please, please talk to somene. I do not know of anyone who can read our minds: parents, teachers and friends may think they know what is going on, but they can’t really know unless you tell them.“Talking about something will not make it happen. It will help for a problem shared is a problem halved.“Do not bottle your feelings up. Talking about them will not increasethe hurt but a burden shared becomes lighter. In fact, this advice applies to everyone, no matter what age you are – share your feelings and do not let them eat you alive. There are people who care and people who can help. Shannon’ s death is a great shock for you. As I said before, you may feel overwhelmed by your feelings, which will possibly be one or many. On the other hand, you may not have a strong reaction to what has happened. No two of us feel the same. It is okay to ask questions, such as, Why? Be patient with yourselves and allow yourselves to grieve. Don’t be afraid to talk about your feelings with parents, teachers, to your doctor, to the people in your clubs, to those professionals helping out in your schools at this time, to me orone your own priests. I am asking you as young people to continue to care for one another, to be kind to one another, to be there for oneanother – support each other. Call the different organisations: HSE Helpline, Now Doc, or Childline, Samaritans, Console.ie, the Gardaí, there are cards in the Church entrances forDonegal Links and the church notice boards have helpline numbers.“I am saying to everyone here today that suicide is an unnecessary solution to the problems and trials of life. These problems that weface are only temporary and they do ease and pass away with help and in time. Suicide takes place around one grief to add even furthergrief for family and friends and whole communities. Suicide is never asolution,” he said.As Shannon’s remains were led from the church for burial in Castlefin Cemetery several miles away, tearful friends stood beside her coffin and released pink balloons – just as they did a few short weeks ago for her sister Erin.SHANNON GALLAGHER BURIED AMID HEARTBREAKING SCENES was last modified: December 16th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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$9 an hour not enough

first_img “When you leave your son, daughter, mother, or someone you love in the care of another, you want to walk away feeling confident they are taking care of that person well,” he said. “But with a 50 percent turnover rate, and the average full-time employee working 58 hours a week because they can’t survive on $9 an hour for a 40-hour week, we’re only one step away from a real disaster story of a tired worker falling asleep and someone getting seriously hurt.” Steve Miller, executive director of Tierra del Sol, started in the industry in 1977 with a master’s degree – at $9 an hour. “Fast forward from 1977 to 2005, and they’re still paying people $9 an hour. What does that buy now?” Not much if you’ve got a family to support, say Maria and Mary, who along with thousands of other direct-care workers in this state are the real heroes in this story. These are the people who led us out of the dark ages in the 1970s, when the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Service Act was passed to shift people with developmental disabilities out of back rooms in state hospitals and into the community to increase their independence and integration into the mainstream of life. And that’s exactly what they did. The number of California state institutions has dropped from 14,000 in the 1960s to only 3,500 today, even as the state’s population has tripled. It costs almost $150,000 a year to house a person with developmental disabilities in a state institution where employees are paid twice as much, compared with $60,000 a year Medi-Cal pays community providers, says Ron Cohen, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles. But the state isn’t thanking community providers. “The song the state’s singing is real clear,” Strulley says. “It’s got economic problems so you’re going to have to shoulder the cost increases. Either make cuts or do more fundraising. “With 9-11, the war, and all the disasters, there are only so many fundraising dollars out there. And they’re not nearly enough to make up for the rise in costs and a 50 percent turnover rate. So how are we supposed to survive?” Bob Hertzberg, former speaker of the Assembly, cites the intense competition in the state for tax dollars as the main problem. “These are magnificent people doing a wonderful job, but when the tax dollars are on the table, you have so many hands grabbing for it,” he said. “It’s a shame because these community providers are an extraordinary value to the state for the impact they have on our society. If I was them, I’d be up in Sacramento making strong economic arguments to every leader in government.” Miller and the others say they have – but the arguments always fall on deaf ears. “We’ve been going to Sacramento for 20 years to fight in the political arena for wages to keep good people, but regardless of who’s in power, we haven’t been funded properly. “Our population is not a huge voting bloc and we don’t have high-powered lobbyists. Basically, we’ve been ignored.” In August, the industry received another setback when a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals turned down a lawsuit challenging the state’s failure to increase the wages of workers caring for people with disabilities residing in the community. So, for the foreseeable future – or until they get tired of it – workers like Maria and Mary will be leaving Tierra del Sol every day to head for their second and third jobs. “It’s not fair because if they had just one job, they would stay with us forever,” Elaine Simon, 57, a client at Tierra for 10 years, says of workers’ situations. Before she came to Tierra, Elaine could not cross the street by herself. Now she works in the day care baby clinic and does volunteer work in the community. “I just wanted to give love to more people, especially babies, and Maria and Mary taught me how,” Elaine said. How much an hour is that worth? Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Mary spends four hours a night after her eight-hour shift at Tierra tutoring at homes in the Valley. It’s the only way these dedicated women and thousands of other workers caring for people with disabilities in the community can make ends meet on the $9 an hour the state reimburses them from Medi-Cal. “I love my job, but I don’t know how much longer I can keep going working 60-hour weeks to make ends meet,” Maria says. “The people at Tierra need me, I know that. If I’m not there for them, who will be?” That’s a question being asked today by all the nonprofit organizations providing residential and day services for the more than 200,000 Californians with developmental disabilities. State Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to providers have been mainly frozen since the 1980s, fueling an annual turnover rate of more than 50 percent that, in turn, leads to the hiring of less-qualified employees, says Jeffrey Strulley, executive director of the Jay Nolan Community Services. “Just because we do the good work and wear the white hats, they think they can take advantage of us.” -Ron Cohen, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles. Their work feeds their souls, the women say. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feed their families. So when Mary Williams and Maria Isela Castellanos leave their $9-an-hour jobs teaching people with developmental disabilities at Tierra del Sol in Sunland, they head for their second and third jobs. Maria works at Sam’s Club on weekends and is a private tutor five nights a week to support her two children and send some money to her mother in Mexico every month. last_img read more

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Avant, Ison and Kennedy Finish Top-25 At Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate

first_img“I thought we played great for the first 16 holes, but as a team we gave away too many shots on our final two holes. We were close to having a good day,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “Finishing strong is mental and definitely something we will work on going forward.” Freshman Chase Wicklund also recorded a 78 on the final day for a total score of 235 (74-83-78). Junior Matt Lavery rounded out the team’s effort with a total score of 240 (80-79-81). The Bulldogs return to the links on March 19 in Williamsburg, Va. for the Kingsmill Intercollegiate, hosted by William and Mary. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Tommi Avant, Drew Ison and Jack Kennedy all finished in the top-25 to lead the Drake University men’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Bulldog trio all finished tied for 22nd-place with Ison leading the team in the final round by firing a one-over par 73 for a total score of 227 (78-76-73). Kennedy shot a 76 on the final day after recording a 77 and 74, respectively on the first day. Avant registered a 78 to close out the event after shooting a 73 and 76 in the first two rounds. Results Story Links Drake recorded a 305 in the final round for a total team score of 912 (302-305-305) to finish in eighth.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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TOP TEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE THIS SUMMER – ORBIT SECURITY

first_imgORBIT SECURITY are one of the most reputable security businesses in Ireland who pride themselves on ensuring all customers feel safe at all times by installing state-of-the-art security measures to safeguard your property. Every SUMMER, thousands of homeowners head abroad to enjoy that well deserved holiday in the sun.However, the last thing want to happen on your return is to find out that your home has been burgled. Unfortunately, break-ins have spiked in recent years and many homeowners have fell victim to burglaries when abroad on holidays.Burglaries don’t just occur when you’re on holidays, but if gangs of thieves know a house is unoccupied then the chances of being burgled are increased significantly. Anytime you leave your house unoccupied it’s essential you leave your property secure and have a strategy in place to keep your home safe.At ORBIT SECURITY there experts have given you TEN top tips to keep your home safe. TOP TEN TIPS:Outdoor lighting is very effective but only if it is motion sensor activated.Secure all doors and windows. Keep the door locked at all times and if you wantto leave your windows open, install secure restrictors.Never leave a key out. Thieves look in all the likely hiding places.Close and lock all outside garages, sheds and gates.No point in giving the burglar easy access to tools or ladders.Always make it seem as if your home is occupied. Use timer controls for radio, lights etc.When on holiday, if you have a driveway try to have a car parked in it.Ask a trusted neighbour or friend to tidy your mail regularly and if you are to have a prolonged absence try to have someone cut your lawn.Cancel any deliveries.Ensure your outer doors, locks, hinges and frames are secure.Ensure your patio door is properly secured with auxiliary locks.Close your blinds. Don’t showcase your property to an opportunistic burglar.Never leave handbags, wallets, car keys, jewellery, laptops, ipads, mobile phones, etc. lying around.You shouldn’t make the burglars decision easier.Install a Orbit Security house alarm or CCTV system that you can monitor from your computer or your mobile phone.Cut out monitoring costs.If you have a safe bolt it down. They won’t have enough time to open it but they might take it with them.Never put your travel plans on Facebook or Twitter.Protect yourself from identity theft.Shred or burn all documents with personal information on it as identity theft is becoming more prevalent.Lastly, a barking dog is a great deterrent to would be burglars.Contact Orbit Security FREE today for more details: 00353 74 91 28989 or info@orbitsecurity.ieTOP TEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE THIS SUMMER – ORBIT SECURITY was last modified: June 16th, 2015 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:BusinessnewsNoticesOrbit Securitylast_img read more

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