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ACU’s Sheehy draws USC’s Smith for NCAA first round

first_imgABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian senior Josh Sheehy will face Southern California’s Tanner Smith Monday in the first round of the NCAA tennis championship in Orlando, Fla. Sheehy and Smith are somewhat familiar with one another as they previously faced off at the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters when both were at the start of their junior seasons.”I remember (the match) well because it was my first match and win in Malibu,” said Sheehy via phone in Florida. “He was a big, tall kid with a big serve and forehand and I did my best to outlast him on every point and put in as many returns as possible, but I have no idea what to expect this time … we’ve both come a long way in the last year and a half.”Sheehy won their match at Pepperdine University, 6-3, 7-6 (3), but Smith bounced back to reach the ITA Southwest Regional singles Round of 16 and finish 11-7 in the spring. This past fall Smith – son of USC head coach Peter Smith – attained a No. 34 singles ranking after reaching the region’s championship match and was a Pac-12 honorable mention for recording a 17-6 singles mark. He is currently ranked 57th by the ITA, while Sheehy is No. 108.Sheehy’s senior year has been his most decorated by far. The 20-match winner and Arlington native won all three of the Southland Conference’s most coveted prizes: Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference at No. 1 singles and Student-Athlete of the Year. He also went undefeated in conference play and enters Monday’s match on a season-best nine-match winning streak. Sheehy’s last defeat was a 6-2, 6-1 decision vs. 99th-ranked Lucas Poullain of No. 41 Florida State on March 13.The loss to Poullain was preceded by a seven-match winning streak as all four of Sheehy’s losses this spring have come against nationally ranked opposition from Oklahoma, Tulsa, Texas A&M and FSU.”It feels good to face an opponent I’ve beaten before, but now it feels like there’s more pressure on me to win, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing,” Sheehy added. “I’ve matured a lot since that match and been playing more consistently at a higher level. I now know what I need to do to win, or can at least look inside myself to play the game I want to.”Sheehy and Smith will play on Court 3 (not before 5 p.m. ET) and as such will have some of their match shown on Tennis Channel alongside five additional matches. Tennis Channel can be found on Suddenlink (Channel 45), Dish Network (400) and DirecTV (217).Smith’s USC team entered the NCAA team tournament with a No. 8 national ranking but was eliminated in the Sweet 16, 4-1, by ninth-ranked North Carolina back on May 11.The winner of Sheehy vs. Smith will face either Florida’s eighth-seeded Oliver Crawford or UCLA’s 68th-ranked Govind Nanda on Tuesday. Crawford’s Gators lost 4-3 to Smith’s Trojans at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Feb. 15. Crawford lost his No.1  singles match to No. 56 Brandon Holt, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3) and No. 2 doubles contest, 6-4, to Smith and Daniel Cukierman.last_img read more

Merino: “Odegaard will grow a lot here, and it will make us grow”

first_img– Imanol’s hugs. “I already have it openwork and I go to a place where it does not come. Practically everything was seen. The small details are what make the most. Much celebration, euphoria, entering 90 minutes later with duty done, with all the suffering and work that behind, it is a feeling of pride rather than joy. For the companions next to you, for yourself, for achieving something that few people believed in. Those looks, those smiles are not seen on camera, but they are the that give more excitement to the celebration. “– Feet on the ground. “If this team has anything, it is that we are very brave and prudent and we have a lot of respect. This is how great things are achieved, without letting your head go, with lead feet. In the team there are mature people to realize That, the coach insists that you have to have respect for all the teams. “– good season. “The most important thing is that the teammates and the coach trust me, that I feel comfortable with what I do … and I think that this year I feel good and strong. I have matured as a footballer, I have learned many things in this I’ve been at Real for a long time and I don’t get tired, I want to continue working, improving any weak points that I have. “ – Isak and Odegaard. “It is normal for those who do not see them training every day to be surprised when someone does a great game, like they did that day at the Bernabéu, but we know what they are capable of. Isak and Martin have tremendous quality, they are young and they have a lot of room for improvement. Hopefully they will stay with us for a long time, because this is how they are going to grow a lot, and they will also make the team grow a lot. ” Within the series of talks-colloquiums organized by the Royal Society to analyze the way to the final of the Cup of the txuri-urdin team, Mikel Merino has been in charge of reviewing the unforgettable and historic victory against Real Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabéu.center_img – Competition stop. “It doesn’t do anybody any good to stop soccer, what we like is to play and we were in a very positive dynamic, rather than playing, physically. We were all good, we had confidence in each other and we noticed that we were performing almost with autopilot. You know where your partner is going to be, what you are going to do at any moment and yes it is true that the moment to stop is not the ideal one, but it is also good for us to rest, drop our legs, clear our minds. We are very hungry, the coach will surely squeeze us, we will return with a lot of cane on the way back. “– Historical end. “The final is going to be decisive for many and we are all looking forward to it. We don’t know how we are going to react mentally when it comes, but I am sure that we are going to take it with a lot of hope. Hopefully it can be played and we can enjoy our people “– No news from Bilbao. “I didn’t want to write to them or they to me. We are on the sidelines. They haven’t written to me, so I’m not going to bring it up.”– Ambitious. “I want everything. League, Cup. You have to be ambitious; if you do not dream big, you are not going to achieve the goals. The Cup is the biggest goal because we are a small step away, but, in case the League, we want to fight to enter the Champions League. We believe that things will be expensive because there are many teams at a very high level, but we are young, we are hungry, we have ambition, and if we don’t do it now, we will never do it. “– Extreme suffering at the Bernabéu. “The definition of suffering is in that game. When we went 1-4, I had the feeling that we were making history, but that we couldn’t relax. You start to hear the murmur of the people, to see the players come up, and the centrals start to go up. Historically, they like the comebacks and the people and the stadium believe it, and there were moments with thirteen people in the area and we suffered a lot. I remember seeing ourselves so close to achieving it and at the same time that there was so much left and that they could put in at any moment. Those moments are what make you mature and grow. “last_img read more

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers in December

first_imgMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ “Kobe’s jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time,” Lakers chief executive and controlling owner Jeanie Buss said. “There was never any doubt this day would come, the only question was when. Once again, Lakers fans will celebrate our hero, and once again, our foes will envy the legendary Kobe Bryant.”“This honor is very well deserved,” Lakers President of Basketball Operations Johnson said. “Kobe was one of the greatest Lakers and NBA players of all-time and he’s definitely on my Mount Rushmore. I look forward to seeing BOTH of his jerseys be retired and celebrating this special day with Kobe and his family.”Bryant is the Lakers’ all-time leader in regular season games played (1,346), points (33,643), three-pointers made (1,827), steals (1,944) and free throws made (8,378), while owning club playoff records for games played (220), points (5,640), three-pointers made (292) and free throws made (1,320).ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Warriors ink lucrative jersey deal with Rakuten Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he takes the court for his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers against Utah Jazz in their season-ending NBA western division matchup n Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNThe Los Angeles Lakers will retire both jersey numbers worn by club legend Kobe Bryant before a December 18 game against NBA champions Golden State, the team said Tuesday.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers before retiring after the 2015-16 season, wore number eight in his first 10 seasons before switching to number 24 for another decade.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “As a kid growing up in Italy, I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” Bryant said in a statement released by the team. “The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me and I’m grateful for the fans’ enthusiasm around this game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn his two-decade career — all spent with the Lakers — Bryant scored 33,643 points, the third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.He’ll become the 10th Lakers player to have his number retired, joining Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O’Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52). View commentslast_img read more

Sam Jackson Joins LISCR FC

first_imgJackson at a national team training session at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex(Photo Credit: T Kla Wesley)LISCR FC have announced the signing of former Barrack Young Controllers’ forward Sam Jackson on a three-year deal for undisclosed fees.According to the club’s official website, the 20-year-old was excited to join the ‘Shipping Boys’ after officially putting pen to paper. “It’s nice being here. A new home for me where I’m looking forward to the new challenges. Happy to be here and ready to help the club compete at the highest level and win some silverwares,” Jackson said.Jackson was inexplicably left out of BYC squad in the just ended league season that saw the ‘Go Blue Boys’ becoming double champions. It was a shock to many that the 20-year-old was left out of the double champions’ squad and LISCR officially announced that he has joined them on a three-year deal.Head coach, Tapha Manneh was glad for the arrival of Jackson that he referred to as a “very good player.” The Gambian coach said he’s happy with the signing and he believes the addition of Jackson will bring more competition among his players.“Excited to have him here. He’s a good player. It always nice to have such a player in our team. With his addition, there’ll be more competition in the team and more options for me as a coach. He has some qualities which I believe will help the team compete at the top level,” he said.Jackson, who was named in the Lone Star’s 25-man provisional squad, joined the former champions with a lot of experience ranging from the national county meet, the first and second division leagues, the national U-20 team, the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup competitions.He played a starring role in helping Nimba County reached the finals of the 2013-14 National County Meet before losing to Grand Bassa 2-1. He joined Barrack Young Controllers II in 2014 and helped the club win the second division twice and one FA Cup title as he helped Barrack Young Controllers II qualified for the 2016 CAF Confederations Cup where they played against Moroccan side, Kwakab Athletic Club of Marrakech. After a 3-0 defeat in Morocco, he helped grab a 2-0 win at home as they bowed out on a 3-2 aggregate.In 2014, he made his debut for Liberia U-20 national team against The Gambia in the 2015 African U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier. Liberia qualified to the second round after winning a protest against The Gambia for fielding overage players and were paired against Ivory Coast in the second round. Jackson played in both home and away fixtures as Liberia bowed out on a 2-1 aggregate.His adventure with the national U-20 continued on April 3, 2016, in the 2017 CAF AFCON U20 qualifying games against Guinea U-20, playing in the home and away fixtures that saw Liberia bowing out on a 2-1 aggregate.He went on to help Liberia U-20 finished as runners-up in the 2018 WAFU U-20 Nations Cup. He played all of Liberia’s games in the tournament including the final which Liberia U-20 bowed to a 2-1 to The Gambia. The 2018 year brought many smiles to Jackson who made his debut for the senior national team. He made his debut on July 21 in Liberia’s goalless draw with Sierra Leone.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More jail time for family busted with over 42kg of ganja

first_imgA North Ruimveldt, Georgetown family will be spending more time in jail as they were further remanded to prison on Monday by Magistrate Judy Latchman.The family made another appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a drug trafficking charge.Keith Barker, 64, and his wife, Cheryl Barker, 56, along with their daughter-in-law, Loretta Chisholm, were jointly charged on September 21, 2018 for having 42.5 kilograms of cannabis at their Lot 2926 North Ruimveldt home.The trio denied the charge when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on their first appearance.Although they were charged jointly, Chisholm and Mrs Barker were slapped with two other charges. Chisholm was charged for having one kilogram of cannabis on the day in question while her mother-in-law was charged for having in her possession 628 grams of the said narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. They denied those charges also.The trio will return to court on October 31, 2018.last_img read more

MY DONEGAL: WITH SIOBHAN BOYLE, SCULPT STUDIO LETTERKENNY

first_imgIT takes guts to keep a business going in the current climate and even  more to start one, so hats off to Siobhan Boyle who has just opened Sculpt Studio and Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny.Watch out on Donegal Daily on Monday for a chance to win a Make-up Lesson For Two.Siobhan’s new business is based at 1 Academy Court, on the Oliver Plunkett Road. Here she talks about her Donegal:What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?I love the Poisoned Glen and Dunlewey area. It is stunning, so beautiful and it mesmerizes me every time I pass through it. I have family in Gortahork and always take that road to get there!If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? The attitude towards entreprenship and success in the county. So many people have said to me, ‘if you can make your business a success in this country you can do it anywhere, it is just so bad out there right now’. With that attitude nothing will prosper. There are so many companies continuing to remain open and employ staff in Donegal, while there are some others that are thriving. We should look to this as a positive and let it filter throughout the county.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I really admire Moya Doherty, who is originally from Donegal the producer of Riverdance with her husband John Mc Colgan. I feel that the show not only showcased Ireland’s skills, brought Irishness, Irish dance and song around the world. She is also behind Today FM and Tyrone productions, who produced TV programmes that gave me my first ever TV job as a make up artist. I owe a bit of my career to her!Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I think Daniel is in a better placed position to act as an ambassador for Donegal and its people, being in the media more than Packie so I’d choose him. I have never met him personally but the time he takes out to meet his fans is impressive. I admire his wife Majella and have seen her TV programmes on her struggles with depression. She truly is a strong soul and I respect her a lot. What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Lifting Sam Maguire in September, without a doubt. The team did the county proud not only by such success on the pitch, but also by touring every nook and cranny in this big county and reaching out to so many people. They really have made a difference to Donegal and its mood and should be very proud.What was Donegal’s saddest moment?This is a tough one as unfortunately there have been so many especially on the road. We have a bad reputation for road tragedies and it would be great to change this. What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special!Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Again I think Moya Doherty has brought so much of Ireland around the world with Riverdance. Before it I don’t think anyone would have imagined Irish dancing being performed in the Far East. It also made Ireland proud of their history, music and dancing.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Anyone that is still operating and employing someone else is a hero in my eyes.  I really admire the independent stores that stay alive and try to compete with the chains. Mc Elhinneys has been a huge success for Ballybofey as well a large employer. Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny has proven that it can compete with well known international brands also, with its location.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Shay Given without a doubt, he came to my prize giving in St Columba’s College, his old school and I have admired him since then! Despite being a highly paid sports star he has been true to his roots and often meets and greets local schoolboy footballers.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?La Fantasia, an Italian in Letterkenny. Some of the best food I’ve had and the friendliest staff I’ve seen in a long time.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles, the water is too chilly around here!Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Pauric Sweeney- not for his personal style but for his handbag designs, he was born in Donegal but went to school in Dublin, so he has been a bit forgotten. I think we should hold on tight to him though!What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?I love the accent more than I love a particular saying! I have lived in Dublin, Galway and London and it’s just the nicest accent around.What is your favourite Donegal food?I don’t have one food but I love all the independent restaurants available in every town.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Just the weather! But if we were a very warm climate the coast would of been ruined with holiday apartments! The people are lovely, friends that visit me always comment on how people are very cheery and willing to help.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?I would love to develop a creative hub in Donegal for people of all ages, to train in all aspects of creative mediums. From dance to art, to print and design, hat making, make up artistry, cinematography, making jewellery etc. etc. the list is endless! A place to hone their skills and to develop new ones. School is so academic focused and if you are creative it isn’t classed as intellect.MY DONEGAL: WITH SIOBHAN BOYLE, SCULPT STUDIO LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MY DONEGAL: WITH SIOBHAN BOYLESCULPT STUDIO LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

MEP GALLAGHER SECURES PARLIAMENT BACKING ON FISH STOCKS

first_imgThe European Parliament in Strasbourg today voted (564 in favour, 61 against) to approve the key amendments proposed by Ireland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher.Mr Gallagher told Donegal Daily: “First and foremost, I am extremely pleased that my amendments have received the overwhelming support of the European Parliament. This means that the European Parliament has endorsed the agreement, which I negotiated with the Council Presidency.“The European Parliament has temporally refused to adopt the final vote approving the legislative resolution. However, as a Parliament we have no alternative but to stand up to the unacceptable behaviour of the Fisheries Council as they have completely ignored the role of the European Parliament as a co-legislator for the last 3 years. “I urge the Council to wake up to their responsibilities and respect the Treaty of Lisbon and the citizens of the European Union. The incoming Irish Presidency and Minister Coveney, in particular will have to show leadership and undertake every effort to resolve the dispute.“While the final vote on my Report has been delayed temporarily, this may be the first of many reports in which the Parliament may have to take a firm stance until the Council is willing to enter into meaningful talks with the Parliament.“I have worked extremely hard over the last 2 years in conjunction with the stakeholders to gain widespread support for my amendments aimed at alleviating the burdens imposed on the inshore and island fishermen in the North West. I want to assure everyone involved in the sector that I will not allow this matter to jeopardise the implementation of these important changes for the North West. I have no doubt that these measures will come into effect early in the New Year.“In my report, I have successfully removed the outdated technical conservation measures which have been in place since 2009 with the introduction of a Cod Recovery Plan. Regrettably, the measures for Cod Recovery have caused major difficulties for fishermen from the North West by stopping traditional fisheries, which do not target cod”. The Agreement with the Council of Ministers includes the following provisions:1. The agreement permits the use of gill nets and tangle nets, south of 59 degrees North within the defined area for Cod Recovery. This gear type is both eco-friendly, sustainable and will not target cod in the defined area and is used by the small inshore and island vessels. This means that small inshore and island fishermen from the North West will no longer have to steam out 50 miles into dangerous waters to make a living. In effect, North West fishermen will be able to target haddock and other species with gill and tangle nets.2. North West fishermen will also be able to target lesser spotted dogfish with gill and tangle nets, within 3 miles of the coastline and for 10 days per month. Lesser spotted dogfish can be used for bait to catch lobster and crab.3. The agreement removes the by-catch provision of 30% for haddock, whiting and cod.4. The agreement also ensures that non-Irish boats will be prevented from fishing in the “Greencastle Box” which is closed from October to March each year to protect juvenile cod. 5. Finally, the Agreement also provides for a review of the defined area for Cod Recovery by the 01 January 2015. This means that the line may be removed in its entirety following scientific assessment. The mesh sizes used within the defined area will also be reviewed.MEP GALLAGHER SECURES PARLIAMENT BACKING ON FISH STOCKS was last modified: November 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MEP GALLAGHER SECURES PARLIAMENT BACKING ON FISH STOCKSlast_img read more

DONEGAL PHARMACIST PROVES TO BE A SUCCESS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

first_imgLocal/Donegal Pharmacy owner, Tom Murray, has taken great strides with his new venture, “The Mediation Practice” www.mediationpractice.ie, and has led the popular pharmacist to receive an academic qualification from the prestigious and world famous Harvard University. Tom has worked as a pharmacist in his own business in Ramelton and Castlefinn for several years now, including receiving the prestigious award of Pharmacist of the Year 2013.In that time he was a key negotiator with the Irish Pharmacy Union, during their negotiations with the HSE and the Minister for Health. This sparked an interest and a passion for him and he followed that through with the founding of The Mediation Practice.Tom specialises in workplace and commercial disputes and community dispute resolution.He has a proven track record in facilitating groups to achieve a way forward to solve or mange their disputes, be they in contractual matters or social.A keen negotiator, with an interest in strategy, he offers negotiations training and consultation for ongoing commercial negotiations. He has been working with the renowned Harvard Law School and it’s Program on Negotiations, and received an invitation to attend the university and it’s outstanding facilities.He is pictured here, receiving his academic awards from Assistant Professor of Law Jennifer Reynolds, and her colleague Sam Straus, at the end of an intense advanced course of developing Negotiation Strategies Tools and Skills for Success.DONEGAL PHARMACIST PROVES TO BE A SUCCESS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY was last modified: June 11th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

House takes on court stance

first_img “It should primarily be the parents’ right and responsibility to discuss matters of this nature with their children,” he said, noting that he has six children and 27 grandchildren. “At the very least, parents should be able to know what their children are being exposed to at school, and be given the opportunity to opt out of any discussions or surveys relating to sexual education,” he said. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., noted that the 9th Circuit Court sided with the school board, and said Republicans who bemoan “judicial activism” are intellectually dishonest. “What the majority says is, when we don’t like a decision we’ll criticize the courts. That’s fine. But why disguise what you’re saying?” Frank said. “Stop pretending you’re upset about activism when what you’re really upset about is judicial passivity.” Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, also defended the 9th Circuit and said there are other avenues for fighting a school district. “We can’t solve all of society’s problems by virtue of constitutional law,” he said. The resolution drew support from 94 Democrats, including Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, and Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena. The entire Southern California Republican delegation supported it, while all other Democrats in the region opposed it. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “When it comes to what schools are asking very young children about sex, the 9th Circuit decided parents not only don’t have the right to say no, they don’t even have the right to know what is being asked,” Murphy said. “The court should rehear the case and reverse the decision.” The case stems from a 2002 survey administered to 13 third- and fifth-graders by a mental health therapist working on her doctoral degree. When parents complained, Palmdale School District officials halted the survey after they learned what questions it contained. Parents signed permission forms for the survey, but the forms made no mention of sexually oriented questions. Among its questions, the survey asked youngsters to rate how often they “can’t stop thinking about sex” and “not trusting people because they might want sex.” A group of parents sued, alleging their right to control their children’s upbringing had been violated. But a three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled that “there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to children.” Rep. Howard “Buck,” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, who co-sponsored the resolution, said in a statement the case is “another example of the courts acting out of the mainstream.” WASHINGTON – Lawmakers in the U.S. House overwhelmingly denounced the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday for tossing out a lawsuit by Palmdale parents furious that their children were surveyed at school about sex. In a 320-91 vote, legislators passed a resolution demanding the court rehear the case and charging that it “declared parenting unconstitutional” when it rejected last month the Mesquite Elementary School parents’ claim that they have the exclusive right to tell their children about sex. The measure carries no enforcement or legal weight but is the latest in a string of congressional attacks on the 9th Circuit Court as the House nears a vote on a budget bill that may include a provision that would split the court. The Senate is expected to oppose that move. “The 9th Circuit Court decided to overstep the boundaries of what a court should be doing,” said Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who sponsored the Palmdale resolution. last_img read more

Clean-up begins for Donegal Town businesses after flood

first_imgThe clean up has begun for a number of Donegal Town businesses after Storm Lorenzo floods tore through properties this Friday morning.The heavy downpours impacted homes and businesses in three areas of the town, including the local printing and gift store on New Row in Donegal TownLaurence McHugh from New Row Signs and Graphics had made preparations for the storm on Thursday night, but he didn’t expect conditions to be so bad. He told Donegal Daily: “We had about six to eight inches of water this morning. It went through all the floors and stock.”“Everything had to be lifted and taken away, we had to take out the floors and it’s all in the skip now to be dumped.”Owner of Hakuna Matata, April Soames gets some help from Dominic McCahill and local councillor Noel Jordan as she removes the destroyed flooring from her shop in Donegal Town. (North West Newspix)Adjacent to the printing store is April Soames’ ‘Hakuna Matata’ hamper and gift shop. April’s business started just six months ago, but it’s back to the drawing board for the pair after the damage of Storm Lorenzo.Laurence said: “We had good help from everyone around us, but now we have to sit and think about what we are going to do. What are the next lock of days going to bring?” Clean-up begins for Donegal Town businesses after flood was last modified: October 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)last_img read more