Prep games to watch

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Boys basketball: Mater Dei vs. Compton at Dominguez High, 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s other I-AA semifinal pits the Monarchs’ Taylor King, a McDonald’s All-American who’s going to Duke, against the Tarbabes’ Demar Derozan, who’s averaging 22 points a game. Girls basketball: Poly vs. Bishop Amat at Damien High, 7 p.m. The Jackrabbits won’t have to face rival Lynwood in the semifinal matchup. But the Lancers are a worthy opponent with 6-foot-3 Candice Brown, one of the top players in the country. Boys soccer: Loyola vs. Wilson at Long Beach City College, 3 p.m. The top-seeded Bruins are just one victory from reaching the Division I final Saturday. Girls soccer: La Habra vs. Mayfair at Bellflower High, 3:15 p.m. The Monsoons, seeded second in Division III, can defend their 2006 co-championship with a triumph. Girls soccer: North Torrance at Valley Christian, 3 p.m. This Division V semifinal will be a homecoming of sorts for Saxons coach Dave Christensen, who coach the Valley Christian boys last year. center_img TODAY Boys basketball: Dominguez vs. Artesia at Gahr High, 7:30 p.m. Two of the best programs in Southern California will square off tonight with the trip to the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA finals on the line. last_img read more

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Pogba, Zlatan return to training ahead of Sevilla clash

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba took part in training ahead of Manchester United’s game against SevillaLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 -Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have returned to Manchester United training ahead of their trip to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday.They were joined by Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia – who were also absent for United’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield on Saturday. United boss Jose Mourinho had previously cast doubt over whether Pogba would be available for the trip to Spain after he missed Saturday’s game with illness.Ibrahimovic has not featured for United since coming off at half-time during their 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day due to injury.Eric Bailly, who made his return to first-team action against Huddersfield from the bench, was present at Carrington and could feature in Spain despite not having started since the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in November at Stamford Bridge.Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones are expected to miss Wednesday’s fixture through injury.United will get their first taste of the Champions League knockout phases since 2014, when they were defeated by Bayern Munich over two legs in the round of 16 under David Moyes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES

first_imgBingo continues in the hall at 8.30pm on Tuesdays. Lotto results 5 people Match 2 counties AM,DN,WD,WX D.Young ,J.Young, L.O.Keefe PJ.Bonar Convoy ,JP.Coyle Fanad Next week’s JP €3350Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 -8.15 Fri from 7.30 and Sun at 12.30pm. New Players are always welcome.Junior team were beaten away to Red Hughs 0-9 to 0-5 with some great points from Gabrielle Gallagher but it wasn’t to be with too many wides on the day. Best wishes to all our girls and boys starting exams this week.Gaelic for mothers and others takes place on Wed at 8.30pm new players always welcome Well done to all who took part in the fundraiser at Finn Park .Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7pm.  New players welcome.U 8 were away to St eunans for a blitz well done to all who took part. Next Blitz is at home on June 15th. U10 are away this Sat 8th to Newtown. Details will be given out at training Friday evening.U14 Girls Training Sat Morning at 10am. New players are welcome come along. This is a great way to keep fit and meet new friends.Your Games will over the next week.Reserves won 3-11 to Milford 1-6Seniors were Beaten 0-7 to Milford 1-16GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 2nd, 2013 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:CLUB NOTESconvoySt Marylast_img read more

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GAELTACHT WHACKED AS GRANTS TO TRAINEE TEACHERS AXED

first_imgTHE DONEGAL Gaeltacht could lose out again as the Government plans to abolish grants for trainee teachers attending Irish language courses.Dozens of trainee teachers have placements in west Donegal each year, bringing valuable income to the area.Conradh na Gaeilge and Guth na Gaeltachta have slammed the decision of the Department of Education to scrap grants awarded to those attending Irish-language immersion courses in the Gaeltacht. The three-week courses in the Gaeltacht summer colleges are paid for on behalf of the student teachers that attend them to improve their Irish-language skills as an essential part of their education degree.Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, said that the proposed cuts will hit the future teaching of Irish in schools.He fumed: “With schools throughout the country already struggling with serious problems in the teaching of Irish, the Government took a huge step forward in addressing these issues in The 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 – 2030 by recommending that student teachers should follow a defined programme of language teaching in the Gaeltacht, and indeed that the tuition time and attendance of student teachers who attend such Gaeltacht courses should be increased.”The Teaching Council says the courses should be followed. Mr de Spáinn said: “These recommendations to foster better language awareness and Irish-language skills in our teachers were a huge step forward, but the Department of Education and Skills will take two steps backwards again if they abolish the grant for students attending Gaeltacht courses.”Éamonn Mac Niallas from Guth na Gaeltachta and said that if the Government is looking to save money by abolishing the grants for Gaeltacht courses, the result will be the complete opposite.“The longterm effects of this short-sighted decision will cost the State even more money to put right when future teachers no longer have the standard of Irish to teach the language in our schools,” he said.“Under present circumstances, it is hard to see how trainee teachers will have the means to pay for Gaeltacht courses themselves. Furthermore, these courses contribute greatly to the Gaeltacht economies through the added business for local shops and the employment of Mná Tí, teachers and other workers in the Irish colleges.”Mr Mac Niallas said that it was “particularly disappointing” to see a “total lack of co-ordination” between the various divisions of Government when it comes to the promotion of the Irish language. He added: “This short-sighted cost-cutting measure by the Department of Education and Skills is simultaneously undermining all the good work that they are doing. We thought the Strategy would provide clear direction for the various different State departments and their working partners, but it is obviously not functioning as such at present.”GAELTACHT WHACKED AS GRANTS TO TRAINEE TEACHERS AXED was last modified: February 7th, 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:Donegal Gaeltachtteacher traininglast_img read more

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A stereotype of Angelenos that’s all too accurate

first_imgI just received my special-election ballot package in the mail. I am an absentee voter. Why? Is it because my rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle doesn’t permit any kind of commitment? Do I have an unexplainable aversion to places where “I voted” stickers are handed out? Did I choose to have a voting experience comparable to Netflix? Actually, none of the above. The answer is that I live in a precinct where there are fewer than 250 registered voters. When I first was informed of this, I was stunned. I live in the sixth largest urban area in the world. Right smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles. I was going to say “heart of Los Angeles” but let’s not be silly – what heart? Anyway, to be specific, I live in Echo Park/Silverlake. Big city, with lots of different people, who speak lots of different languages – with too few stereotypes to go around. When people think of L.A., they think gangbanger or buxom blonde. Here’s another one: politically apathetic. Someone once said to me that people in L.A. don’t even know the name of the mayor. I’ve done some research: The mayor is Giuliani or something. Whoever it is – he’s six degrees from Kevin Bacon. Isn’t everyone? Since I’m not a gangbanger and have never been referred to as “buxom,” it takes little for me to seem different. I’m not politically apathetic. I know who the mayor is. Not only am I registered to vote – I know the name of my congressional representative. I’ve even e-mailed him. Mainly because when you live in Los Angeles, you can never have enough important people ignoring you. The sanctity of democracy has been touted in the War on Terror. Our leaders in Washington speak of it as a blanket cure-all for political strife. We are spreading democracy, meaning, we are pre-emptively attacking sovereign nations so that their citizens will/can vote. Where are our purple fingers in Los Angeles? My figurative inked finger has wagged at those who aren’t registered. “Shame on you. Vote or die! Blahahaha!” My nagging, as with most, has yet to make one person decide to go to the polls. Most politicians will give lip service to this: Everyone who is eligible should vote. You should vote. You should vote for someone who tells you what you should do. You should buy plastic sheeting and duct tape. You shouldn’t smoke, overeat or get an abortion. You should obey the law and love God and country. The catch-22 of living in a (still) free country is that you can choose not to participate in the democratic process and not listen to any of our politicians about how to live your life. Candidly, the 2004 Get Out The Vote Campaign became as preachy as the Drug Free America PSAs. The mind-numbing commercials brought my Tivo and me closer than ever. I stopped my nagging and began re-thinking this issue. Why is it important to get people out to vote? Why is mob rule made to sound so appealing? When Gray Davis was recalled, the voter lines looked like a premiere. People lined up around the block and waited for hours to participate in the event. Huge voter turn out and what happened? Our governor is a movie star. How embarrassing. California – its ballot meets box office! Let’s put it this way, if Harriet Miers were a movie star, no one would utter the word “unqualified.” Instead we would all enjoy making puns with the titles of her movies as she got sworn in. So don’t vote. You won’t die, regardless of what Puffy told you. You have the right as an American to not participate. You have a stereotype as an Angeleno to live up to. You don’t have to vote. What it means for the process is that instead of mass hysteria, we’ll have fractional hysteria. And the great thing about fractional hysteria is the comfort of blaming low voter turnout. Don’t ruin that. Tina Dupuy is a stand-up comic and a writer living in Los Angeles. She’s the author of the blog www.sardonicsideshow.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

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DONEGAL LADIES MISS OUT ON PROMOTION AFTER FINAL DEFEAT TO ARMAGH

first_imgGeraldine McLaughlin gets hauled back during the clash todayArmagh 4-18 Donegal 4-6IT hardly seems fair to finish at the top of a league, only to lose out promotion because of the play-off format.But Donegal Senior Ladies will stay in Division 2 next year after losing out by 12 points to Armagh at Parnell Park this afternoon. The Orchard County’s Aimee Mackin hit 2-5 from play in a repeat of the 2005 decider and will play in Division 1 next year.Armagh were rocked after just 40 seconds when Yvonne McMonagle, who collected a treble, netted for Donegal.Mackin responded in kind after eight minutes before Fionnuala McKenna, who also raised two green flags, struck in the 17th minute.Geraldine McLaughlin scored Donegal’s second goal four minutes before half-time but Armagh pounced with a decisive blow with just 17 seconds remaining on the clock, as Mackin showed a blistering turn of pace to evade the Donegal cover before lashing home her second goal. That gave Armagh a 3-10 to 2-03 half-time lead but Donegal came out fighting and McMonagle hit a 38th minute goal and when McLaughlin popped over a free, the deficit was down to six points, with Donegal trailing by 3-06 to 3-12.McMonagle did pull another goal back for Donegal with eight minutes remaining but Armagh had surged ahead at that stage.Scorers for Armagh: A Mackin 2-5, F McKenna 2-2, K Mallon 0-6 (3f), L McConville 0-2, A McCoy, C Malone & C O’Hanlon 0-1 each.Scorers for Donegal: Y McMonagle 3-0, G McLaughlin 1-2 (0-1f), A McDonnnell, N Hegarty, S McGroddy & A Barrett 0-1 each.ARMAGH: K Daly; M Tennyson, C Morgan, S Marley; S Reel, N Henderson, N Marley; C Malone, C O’Hanlon; A McCoy, K Mallon, L Kenny; L M McConville, F McKenna, A Mackin. Subs: S McCoy for S Marley (44), M McAlinden for McKenna (50), M McGuinness for N Marley (50), T McCoy for McConville (60), S Grey for McCoy (60).DONEGAL: L Gallagher; D Foley, E Gallagher, Nicole McLaughlin; A McDonnell, C Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin; K Herron, R Curran; E Ward, N Hegarty, S McGroddy; A Barrett, Y McMonagle, G McLauglin.Subs: R Boyle for Curran (15), K Keeney for Nicole McLaughlin (h.t.), T Doherty for Ward (h.t.), E McCrory for Barrett (41).Referee: G Carmody (Mayo) DONEGAL LADIES MISS OUT ON PROMOTION AFTER FINAL DEFEAT TO ARMAGH was last modified: May 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:armaghDivision 2 finaldonegalSenior Ladieslast_img read more

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€1m childcare centre closes in Gortahork

first_imgA state-of-the-art creche in Gortahork is due to close this morning for the last time.An Scoil Bheag opened its doors just ten years ago following a €1m grant from the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme. An Scoil Bheag provided affordable childcare for adults completing Donegal ETB courses in the area.Donegal ETB has cited a lack of demand as the reason for the closure. Recent legislation such as the Affordable Childcare Scheme has led to a reduction in demand for Donegal ETB creche places. Donegal ETB have said that “no final decision” has been made on three other Donegal ETB creches in the county; Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny.In a statement to Donegal Daily, Donegal ETB said: “Donegal ETB is currently reviewing the crèche provision attached to its Further Education and Training service.“Recent legislative changes have resulted in increased numbers of crèche places being made available more widely across the county, leading to a reduction in demand for ETB crèche places.“Regretfully, the crèche attached to the Gort a’ Choirce ETB Further Education and Training Centre will close on 17 November 2017 but no final decision has been reached as yet regarding the future of the crèches in Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny.” €1m childcare centre closes in Gortahork was last modified: November 17th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:an scoil bheaggortahorklast_img read more

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Home for Christmas: Fans’ delight as Daniel announces festive tour

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has this week announced a series of Irish dates for some special Christmas shows. The Donegal singing star is treating his home fans this December with concerts in Derry, Belfast, Castlebar and Killarney.Daniel will bring his ‘Christmas and More’ show to the stage for the first time, reports RSVP Live. Fans in the northwest will be flocking to the Millenium Forum in Derry to enjoy the festive show. Daniel will return to the Forum stage on December 19th.Daniel will also perform in the INEC Killarney on Friday, 14th December, the TF Theatre in Castlebar on the 15th and the Waterfront in Belfast on the 18th.After more than thirty years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, Daniel is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over. Fans can look forward to hearing Daniel sing all the Christmas classics alongside special guest Mary Duff.The next big date on Daniel’s calendar is August 25th, when he will perform for Pope Francis in front of thousands in Croke Park. Singing at the Festival of Families is set to be a big honour for the Kincasslagh man:Daniel said: “I remember seeing Pope John Paul 11 in Galway when he came to Ireland and it remains one of the highlights of my life.“I would not have believed back then that one day I would get to sing for a Pope in Croke Park.”Home for Christmas: Fans’ delight as Daniel announces festive tour was last modified: July 27th, 2018 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) Tags:CHristmasConcertsdaniel o donnelllast_img read more

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Prep football playoff brackets unveiled

first_imgThe regular season is over, win-loss records have been reset and the successes and failures of the past 11 weeks mean little now as the North Coast Section football playoffs are set to begin this Friday. The California Interscholastic Federation unveiled its 2018 North Coast Section playoff brackets last Sunday and eight local teams made the cut, with a few squads receiving high praise from the selection committee.Division IIIEureka (10-0)It’s championship or bust for the Eureka Loggers. …last_img

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Options on how to treat livestock sales due to adverse weather conditions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA with Holbrook & ManterThis article is a follow up to last month’s Crop Insurance Deferral  Considerations as we now turn our attention to options available should farmers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having to sell livestock due to extreme weather conditions.Livestock sold due to weather related conditionsFarmers forced to sell livestock early to floods, drought, or other adverse weather conditions have two options:1.They may elect to include income from the sale of the additional livestock in the following tax year, or 2. Deem the forced sale as an involuntary conversion.For option one, as prescribed by Internal Revenue Code Section 451, the following conditions are required:The farmer uses cash method of accounting,The farmer can establish that the sale would have occurred but for the weather-related event, andThe weather event resulted in designation of that area (where the livestock resided or where the feed is normally obtained) as eligible for federal assistance. The designation can be made by the President, the Department of Agriculture, or other federal departments or agencies.For example, if Daniel, a cash method taxpayer, usually sells 500 head of cattle in a normal year. As a result of a severe drought, he sells 750 head during the current year at $1,000 per head and realizes $750,000 of income from his sale. The area was declared a disaster area by a federal agency and ruled eligible for federal disaster assistance. Daniel can defer $250,000 ($1,000 x 250 head) of income to the following year, which is the portion of the original $750,000 (750 head) that exceeded the normal number of cattle sold (500 head). Option two: Involuntary Conversion RulesThis one is perhaps the better solution. Under Code Section 1033, the sale of livestock (other than poultry) held for draft, breeding, or dairy animals due adverse weather-related conditions (droughts, floods and other weather related conditions designated as eligible for federal assistance) in excess of the number of livestock that normally would have sold can be treated as an involuntary conversion. To meet the involuntary conversion requirements, the farmer must replace the livestock within four years (the replacement period) after the end of the first year in which any part of the gain from the conversion is realized.This provision provides a much greater deferral opportunity over the one year deferral under Code Section 451, as explained above. In an involuntary conversion, the excess gain that was to be recognized on the sale reduces the basis of the replacement livestock. This procedure defers the gain until the replacement livestock is ultimately sold, which could be perhaps spread over several years. In most instances, the involuntary conversion election will be the most advantageous.The farmer has options when the involuntary election is made. No gain is recognized in the year of sale and the farmer has until the end of the replacement period to determine which of the following is most advantageous:Report the sale and gain in the year the event occurred on an amended return,Report the gain in the year after it occurred, orDefer the gain by reducing the basis of the replacement livestock.If the farmer cannot reinvest the proceeds from the sale in similar property or property related in the use of livestock, the code allows for the farmer to reinvest in other farm property to avoid recognition of the gain.Finally, livestock destroyed by disease, or are sold or exchanged because of disease can be treated as an involuntary conversion, but the replacement period is only two years.Over the course of your farming careers, you are bound to be hit with these situations. Know the tax ramifications and potential solutions can be a useful planning tool.As always, consult with your CPA about your concerns. If you don’t have a CPA relationship, we invite you to contact our firm. Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.comlast_img read more

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