Taylor Minor Hockey League teaming up with Canadian Brewhouse for Fundraiser

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Minor Hockey League is teaming up with Canadian Brewhouse for this year’s fundraiser.The fundraiser is for a new hockey camp the League is hosting called ‘Train Like Connor.’The camp is designed to allow players to learn the fundamentals of reactive countering training.- Advertisement -Brianne Cairns, of Taylor Minor Hockey, says they are in the works of having a pub night to help raise funds for the training camp.“We are planning our Pub night to be December 8 to help raise the money in time. We are selling tickets $20 for a buffet which will be supplied by the Canadian Brewhouse and will be selling 50/50 tickets and have some great raffle prizes.”The Hockey Training Camp is taking place December 29 to the 30 at the Taylor District Ice Centre.Advertisement For more information, you can visit taylorminorhockey.comlast_img read more

Profits from sex site gone, defendant says

first_imgSAN JOSE – A man who siphoned millions of dollars from a pornography Web site and fled to Mexico cried poor Monday and asked a judge to erase the $65 million he owes the rightful owner of Sex.com. Stephen Michael Cohen was released from prison in December so he could surrender assets to Gary Kremen, the online entrepreneur who registered the domain name in 1994. But Cohen told U.S. District Court Judge James Ware that he’s jobless and broke. Cohen also said the court deliberately lost important documents he filed detailing his financial plight. Cohen said he’s called the FBI in hopes of recovering the records. “We’re far from ending this case,” the mustachioed 59-year-old said as he appeared dressed in faded jeans, a shabby sweat shirt and a ski jacket. Ware ordered the defendant to cooperate with plaintiff’s attorneys, who plan to question Cohen this week in hopes of discovering a hidden bank account, stash of jewelry or other valuable investment. In the late 1990s, Cohen misappropriated Sex.com, one of the world’s most popular domain names, a federal judge ruled in 2000. He went on the lam in 2001, was extradited from Tijuana to California in 2005, then jailed for 14 months for contempt of court. Monday was his first public appearance since returning from Mexico. Since leaving prison, he said, he’s been living with friends, an ex-wife and others. He has a mailing address and an attorney in Utah, though on Monday the court allowed him to represent himself. Cohen filed paperwork Monday stating that he owns no valuable assets. Even his cardiac pills are worth less than $250, the court-ordered minimum for assets that must be surrendered, he said. Cohen said he has no money in any bank – and that one account in Mexico had a negative balance of 90 pesos. “I have been unable to locate my personal property and it is my belief that all my personal property was either stolen or trashed by unknown persons,” Cohen wrote in a status report. “I own no stocks, bonds, securities, jewelry and I have no trusts, real estate and or insurance of any kind.” Kremen, who lives in Rancho Santa Fe and also founded the popular online dating site Match.com, did not attend the hearing. Kremen’s attorney, Richard J. Idell, said the only asset Cohen has surrendered was a modest house in San Diego – stripped of furniture and plumbing before Kremen took possession. While Kremen does not expect to recover $65 million, Idell said, the case has helped the law evolve in the digital age. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2003 that Internet domain names had the same rights to protection against conversion as other intangibles under California law. Judge Alex Kozinksi said registering domain names was no different than “staking a claim to a plot of land at the title office.” “We always knew domain names have had value from a business standpoint because people have paid millions of dollars for them,” Idell told The Associated Press. In the early ’90s, Cohen served time in federal prison after he was convicted of bankruptcy fraud in San Diego. After his release, he mailed a letter on forged letterhead to domain-name registry Network Solutions Inc., saying Kremen’s company, Online Classifieds Inc., had fired Kremen and was going to close Sex.com. Cohen told NSI he typed the missive instead of sending e-mail because Online Classifieds did not have an Internet connection. Despite the obvious illogic, NSI transferred the name to Cohen, who began collecting money from porn sites that advertised on Sex.com. He may have collected funds until as late as November 2000, when a judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring Cohen to return the name to Kremen.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

Patches of history

first_imgThe quilts on display were made by rural black women in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and share certain characteristics, such as bold stripes, bright colors, large designs, asymmetry, multiple patterns, symbolic forms and improvisation. “All of the quilts, with a few exceptions, were made for family and bed,” Willwerth said. “Generally, these were poor people making these things to keep themselves warm.” The quilts are often made from discarded clothing. Jan Emanuel of Pasadena is a member of a group called the Quilting Sistahs that will have an exhibit at the museum at 7:30 p.m. May 22 to contrast traditional and modern quilt making. The exhibit also will feature quilting workshops in June and July, and a Patchwork Picnic on July 26. For additional information about the exhibit, call (626) 577-2660, Ext. 10. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 PASADENA – With temperatures in the 90s, quilts are probably the last thing on many people’s minds. But Pasadena Museum of History officials hope a new exhibit will cause the public to cozy up to the subject. “African American Quilts from the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection” will be on exhibit this Saturday through Aug. 5 at the museum, 470 W. Walnut St. The collection, which includes more than 1,500 quilts and 400 quilt tops, most from Alabama, is considered one of the most significant quilt collections in the United States. Thirty quilts will be on display, including works by Lureca Outland, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Ardis Willwerth, director of exhibitions and public programming, said there are three reasons to visit the exhibit. “Come and see individual artists – quilting is an art form just like painting and sculpture. Come see traditional, beautiful work that has gone on for hundreds of years. “Come see a third, interesting new idea. Just as blues and jazz were brought over here from Africa, so there is a type of African-American quilting that illustrates these ties to Africa,” she said. Cargo, a quilt historian as well as a collector, has predicted that African-American quilts would replace Amish quilts as the most desired by collectors. 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

Grande Prairie RCMP asking for assistance in finding missing man

first_imgUPDATE: Troy McKenzie has been located by police.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – RCMP in Grande Prairie are asking for help in locating 40 year-old Troy McKenzie.He was deemed missing yesterday. Police say he was in contact with a friend on social media on August 2nd but hasn’t been heard from since. Police have attempted to locate him, but have not found him.- Advertisement -McKenzie is described as Caucasian, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’6″ and 174 lbs.There is a general concern for McKenzie’s well being and RCMP would like to talk to him as soon as possible.Police are asking anyone who knows of McKenzie’s whereabouts or has recently been in contact with him to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chile star Sanchez faces long time on sidelines: Mourinho

first_img“It is an aggressive muscular injury,” Mourinho said at Friday’s press conference.“He has not had a scan yet but the player is experienced. He knows what injury is.“From my experience, the painful scream and way it happened, it will be a long time.“It is not a little muscular injury that he will be ready in a week or 10 days.“For me and Alexis Sanchez, the grade is different to the one that Lindelof (expected to miss three weeks due to a thigh strain suffered against Crystal Palace last weekend) has and that was not easy.”Sanchez’s first team starts have been rare in November, and he came on as a substitute in the league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace. He last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on November 7.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chile forward Alexis Sanchez’ hopes of forcing his way back into favour at Manchester United suffer a blow due to injury © AFP / Pablo VERAMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Alexis Sanchez’s miserable spell at Manchester United took another turn for the worse on Friday with manager Jose Mourinho announcing he faces several weeks out with a hamstring injury.The 29-year-old Chilean forward, dropped from the squad for Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Swiss outfit Young Boys, suffered the injury in training on Thursday.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSUNDAY Classics Book Group will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Valley Trails Summer Camp, 30910 S. Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic. Call (661) 257-0266. Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFree health lecture titled “Are You Stressed Out?” 2 p.m. at 14863 Raquel Lane, Canyon Country. Call (661) 877-5051 to reserve a seat. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Free health lecture titled “Are You Stressed Out?” 2 p.m. at 14863 Raquel Lane, Canyon Country. Call (661) 877-5051 to reserve a seat. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,SUNDAY Classics Book Group will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Valley Trails Summer Camp, 30910 S. Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic. Call (661) 257-0266. Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MARK SWEENEY IN FINE FORM AS KILCAR DEFEAT GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgKilcar GAA News:In one of the finest matches witnessed in Towney our Under 21s overcame Naomh Columba after extra time 1-19 to 0-20 last Tuesday evening credit to both sides for giving the large attendance such a great display of football, we now meet the winners of Naomh Conaill/Four Masters in the quarter finals. Our seniors defeated Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday 4-09 to 1-13 Stephen McBrearty, Mark Sweeney, Matthew McClean and Ryan McHugh were the goal scorers while Gaoth Dobhair did not travel for the reserve match, next up is the second round of matches in the championship away to Killybegs on Saturday evening reserves on at 5:30pm and seniors at 7pm best of luck to both teams. Hard luck to our ladies who narrowly lost out on aggregate to Robert Emmetts in the Junior B semi-final on Sunday morning. UnderageOur Under 8s and Under 10s attended Naomh Ultans blitz on Saturday morning where a great day was had by all thanks to all who organised it no details of any underage fixtures so far.Club MeetingClub Meeting in the Tea Rooms, Towney this Tuesday at 9pm all welcome. Club AppWe are up to 182 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,300 this week’s numbers were:  3, 9, 11 and 24 winners were: €50 David Byrne (Main Street, Kilcar) €30 Margaret Byrne (Straleel) and €20 Mary Tubridy (Malinbeg).  Lotto Plus numbers 6, 7, 18 and 29 there was no winner. BingoThere was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,200! This Sundays winners were €150 Maire Byrne, €140 Mary Byrne €110 Patricia O’Gara, €80 Claire Gillespie, €70 Francis Cunningham, Suzanne McShane, Margaret Brady, Geraldine Kane, Shauna Doherty and Eileen McHale.GAA NEWS: MARK SWEENEY IN FINE FORM AS KILCAR DEFEAT GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 17th, 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:GAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

Argentina 1-1 Iceland: Messi misses penalty to hand Iceland a point on debut

first_imgWith Diego Maradona in the stands and Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick the day before looming over him, all eyes were on Messi, including those of the three Icelandic defenders who followed him wherever he went and offered no space to exert his influence.He finally got his chance on 64 minutes when Bristol City’s Hordur Magnusson bundled Meza over in the box, but Hannes Halldorsson’s spectacular save from the spot kept the scores level.In the dying minutes Halldorsson was at his best again, flying to his left to keep out substitute Cristian Pavon’s goalbound effort as Iceland followed up their Euro 2016 antics with yet another upset.STAR MANHannes Halldorsson marked his 50th cap for his country with the biggest performance of his career, denying Messi from 12 yards and Pavon from 20 as he backed up the phenomenal work of his defenders with two huge saves in the second half. As the constant harrying and hounding weakened the brick wall put up by 10 outfielders, Halldorsson was called upon to keep his country level, and he did not disappoint.MOMENT OF THE MATCH 4 Manchester City’s Aguero opened the scoring with his 38th international goal, and first at a World Cup For all the efforts of their backline, which appeared to be eight-strong at times, all Iceland’s hard work could have been undone just after the hour mark after Magnusson’s clumsy challenge. Messi, who has now missed four of his last seven penalties for club and country, never looked confident, and keeper Halldorsson’s save ensured that a nation with the population of Croydon did not end their first World Cup game with defeat.GROUP D TABLE 4 Iceland stunned Argentina in Moscow as Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss saw the smallest nation in World Cup history secure a draw against the two-time world champions.Alfred Finnbogason’s equaliser cancelled out a Sergio Aguero strike as England’s Euro 2016 conquerors produced a heroic defensive display against the star-studded Argentine attack.center_img Finnbogason ensured Iceland were not behind for long 4 It was Aguero, goalless in all eight previous World Cup appearances, who set the scoring going, lashing in on the turn with his left foot on 19 minutes after Marcos Rojo’s scuffed shot fell to him in the box.Undeterred, the debutants equalised just four minutes later, Finnbogason tapping in their own first ever World Cup goal after Willy Caballero palmed Gylfi Sigurdsson’s low drive right into his path.Argentina were adamant they should have been awarded a penalty at the end of the first half when Maximiliano Meza’s cross deflected up onto Ragnar Sigurdsson’s arm, but both referee and VAR deemed the contact unintentional. 4last_img read more

VIDEO: DONEGAL WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BABY IN BACK OF NEW YORK CAB!

first_imgDonegal woman Aoibheann Sweeney stunned a New York cabbie – by giving birth to her son in the back of a the cab!Sweeney and her Dubliner partner Inez Murray had been racing to make it to Roosevelt Hospital in the Big Apple on Wednesday last for the birth of their second child. “The baby is born…tell me what to do,” Dubliner Murray yelled down the phone to 911 after she had helped her partner Sweeney deliver their child in the back of the cab.Moments later she heard sirens as the emergency services approached them on 51st Street and Seventh Avenue. She stared down at the couple’s newborn son Finn Murray-Sweeney, swaddled in his mother’s trousers and lying in Sweeney’s arms. The couple had left their Prospect Heights home in Brooklyn less than an hour earlier.“The cops arrived and around six squad cars, the emergency medical technicians got out and took over. They cut the cord and put Finn in a foil blanket,” a delighted Murray told the Irish Voice.While the EMT team was looking after her partner in the back seat of the cab, Murray climbed out of the black car, walked over to their cab driver Juan Hernandez and inhaled a long drag of his cigarette. Soon she began to notice the large group that was gathering around the area.“Everyone was delighted, people love a baby and they love a birth,” said the Dublin woman.A few minutes later when the medical team took Sweeney – whose family hail from West Donegal – out of the cab and placed her on a stretcher, onlookers responded with a rapturous applause.“The whole street erupted in applause as they took photos. “I think I moved into high functioning mode,” admits Murray, who began looking for wallet to pay the cab driver.“The EMTs were amazed at how calm we were, they told us they very rarely had seen people so calm.”Of course the new mother admits that she was frightened during the birth. “Of course you feel scared. My main concern was that the baby was breathing and there was a moment before the last push that I thought to myself he could die,” Murray recalls.“When he popped out his head was blue and green, but he was breathing,” added Murray, who is a senior executive with Women’s World Banking in New York.Sweeney, a novelist, had been due to give birth last Friday. After visiting her doctor on Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan, even he was not convinced she was about to go into labour.“The doctor told Aoibheann, ‘It could come tonight or it could come next week,’” Murray said. On Wednesday afternoon after collecting their daughter Willa from school, the couple made their way home to Brooklyn and organized for their four-year-old to have a sleepover with some friends. Sweeney’s contractions were getting more intense, and the couple knew it was time.Murray called Arecibo Car Service and cab driver Hernandez showed up at around 6:25 p.m.“It happened so quickly,” recalls the Irish woman, whose partner’s contractions were less than two minutes apart as the cab driver sped across the Brooklyn Bridge.A nervous Murray asked the cab driver if he had ever experienced child birth before, and was comforted to hear his wife had given birth last year.“We didn’t understand how fast it was going to happen,” says Murray.“Once her waters broke I knew I had around half an hour, we had no choice. I thought to myself he has got to be born now.”Sweeney later told reporters that she contemplated trying to hold the baby in.“I was just thinking, ‘How do I keep this baby inside me,’ but you can’t do that,” the author recalled. “It wasn’t going to work.”Minutes later at 7:26 p.m., after a completely natural birth, baby Finn arrived into the world.Soon after Finn and his mother finally arrived at Roosevelt Hospital, some members of the NYPD who had been at the scene called in to visit the elated parents. The brought Finn a toy NYPD police car, two t-shirts that said “I Love My NY Mom” and “NYPD.”“One of them told me ‘This is the best day of my life in the force,’” Murray revealed.Murray, who studied at Trinity College Dublin before receiving her master’s degree from Columbia University, has lived in the U.S. since the early nineties.The couple were introduced by a mutual friend over nine years ago and became domestic partners in New York’s City Hall three years later.Sweeney, who has roots in Donegal, published her first novel, “Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking” in 2007. She works full time in the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center.The couple frequently travel home to Ireland where the majority of Murray’s family are based.When she called her parents in Stepaside, County Dublin, to deliver the good news and exciting tale, her mother’s response was appropriate.“My mother said, ‘God bless her…isn’t it great that it happened to quickly,’” revealed Murray.Less than a week old, Finn’s first trip to Ireland is already being planned.“We will bring him home at Christmas,” the Dubliner told the Irish Voice.VIDEO: DONEGAL WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BABY IN BACK OF NEW YORK CAB! was last modified: April 28th, 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

DONEGAL MEN ARE BARKING MAD – BUT IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY!

first_imgIf you happen to be out walking around the Corravaddy Woods area in Letterkenny you may see a strange site!Michael and Diarmuid Coll are undertaking a Husky Challenge in aid of Meningitis Research Foundation.This challenge is a gruelling seven day trek across Norway with basic survival gear and temperatures as low as -35C. There are sixteen people taking part in this challenge supporting individual charities. Michael said they hope to raise as much money as possible for the charity.“We have been fundraising for past four months as we are hoping to raise €10,000 for this fantastic charity by the end of the month”.To get familiar with the dogs and the speeds that you will be travelling at we hooked up with a local Letterkenny man who is involved in the sport here in Ireland.Meningitis Research Foundation funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, to improve survival rates and outcomes. They promote education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected by Meningitis.Michael added “We have a bucket collection in the Letterkenny area this weekend and we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to spare even an hour this Saturday or Sunday to help with the fundraising.”If you would like to donate or help out with the fundraising please call Michael on 086 3862370 DONEGAL MEN ARE BARKING MAD – BUT IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY! was last modified: March 8th, 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:Menningitis Research Foundationlast_img read more