DUBAI, UAE (CMC): Cricket legend Brian Lara is among several West Indians who have signed up to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) next month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Lara heads a list that includes discarded West Indies cricketers Tino Best, Shiv Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, as well as Krishmar Santokie. Best and Santokie will play for Sagittarius Soldiers, Edwards will join Leon Lions while Chanderpaul has signed with Gemini Arabians. The former Windies skipper was among six icon players listed for an auction held in Dubai Monday ahead of the tournament. Lara was picked up by Leo Lions for their base price of $100,000. Former South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis attracted the highest bid of US $175,000. The inaugural MCL is run by former Australia batsman Dean Jones’ company, Major Events Group.
Events at the Grande Prairie Stompede will carry on through the weekend. Rodeo performances start this afternoon at 1 p.m. with the chuckwagon events beginning this evening at 6 p.m. Fraser maintains his lead in the World Professional Chuckwagon Association standings with a time of 2:39:20. The standings for the WPCA are as follows:1. Rick Fraser, Hellfire Suppression 2:39.202. Mike Vigen, Zedcor Oilfield 2:41.573. Colt Cosgrave, Bonnett’s Energy 2:42.364.Kelly Sutherland, Tervita 2:42.595.Layne MacGillivray, M J’s Water 2:42.736. Evan Salmond, Phoenix Oilfield 2:42.767.Doug Irvine, B&R Eckel’s 2:42.968.John Walters, Drifter’s Casing9.Kurt Bensmiller, Trans Peace 2:43.5910.Troy Dorchester, LaFarge Canada 2:43.9511. Kirk Sutherland, EMCO 2:44.2012.Roger Moore, Rusway 2:44.3013.Mark Sutherland, Pomeroy 2:44.4214.Cliff Cunningham, Regulator’s 2:44.4315. Logan Gorst, Happy Trails 2:44.9216. Chad Harden, Baker Hughes 2:44.9317. Jerry Bremner, ENTREC 2:44.9618. Gary Gorst, Keddie’s 2:45.2719. Ross Knight, Sexsmith Parts 2:45.4520.Tim Haroldson, All Peace Petro 2:45.4621.Jordie Fike, Eagle Builders 2:45.4822.Barry Hodgson, Rodtrek Motor. 2:45.5523.Bob Van Eaton, Northern Truck 2:45.6424.Darcy Flad, Global Training 2:45.8425.Chad Fike, Ken Sargent GMC 2:46.9226.Rae Croteau Jr., TOMCO Group 2:47.1027.Reg Johnstone, H&M Meats 2:47.4228.Obrey Motowylo, H&E Oilfield 2:47.4329.Luke Tournier, Outback 2:47.4630.Troy Flad, Ironwood 2:47.5231.Mitch Sutherland, Pipestone 2:47.7332.Cody Ridsdale, Triple K Oilfield 2:48.4733.Chanse Vigen, Troyer 2:49.6134.Codey McCurrach, ATB 2:51.9235.Hugh Sinclair, Diamond 2:53.2036.Jason Glass, Birchcliff Energy 3:01.97Meanwhile, Sean Debolt kept his spot in first place in the Western Chuckwagon Association standings. Here is what the standings look like in the WCA after day two of the Stompede.- Advertisement -1. Sean Debolt, Glacier Ridge 2.43.652. Glen Ridsdale, Gallivan 2.44.193. Lane Kimble,Tire Pro 2.44.604. Tyson Graham, Bexson 2.45.195. Wendell Ridsdale, CIMS 2.46.776. Derek Aebly, RT Rentals 2.47.317. Nathan Sales, Predator 2.47.898. Dean Dreger, FOCUS 2.48.169. Erik Tremblay, Ironhorse 2.48.6410. Eric Rever. Deken Oilfield 2.49.7211. Les Rever, Underground 2.49.8512.Ryan McAleney, Brayco 2.50.3013.Evan Magee, Michalchuk Bros. 2.52.9514. Todd McCracken, Gemini 2.54.6415.Doug Green, Guitars & Wagons 2.54.6616. Blaid Flad, Guitars & Wagons 2.56.6817.Lance Lewis, Bill Birch Oilfield 2.56.7118.Brian Lewis, Nor. Mat & Bridge 3.05.0019.Roy Romanow, Bill Birch Oilfield 3.05.8320. Rick McRorie, Shadow RatholeIn the All Pro Ponies group, Curtis Hogg remains at the top of the sheets. The full standings are below.1. Curtis Hogg Catwaulk Compression 02:37.62. Keith Wood TH Machining 02:38.83. Lee Adamson A-1 Supply 02:39.04. Ray Adamson Keddie’s 02:40.55. Louis Johner Pony Up Posse 02:41.46. Chris Spreen Trojan Safety 02:43.97.Colby Arcand Triple Fox Energy 02:44.08.Linda Shippelt-Hubl Triple K Oilfield 02:44.29. Jack Stott Wilmar Drywall 02:44.210. Garry Theil Happy Trails RV 02:44.610.Clayton Wildcat Jiffy Lube 02:44.912.Tracey Stott MECAN Lifestyles/Pia 02:45.013.Lori Stott OK Drywall 02:45.514.Curtis Wood Echo AVU 02:45.815.Chris Arcand Alexander First Nation 02:45.916.Wade Salmond Foster’s Agri World 02:45.917.Adam Hansen B&R Eckel’s Transport 02:46.018.Bruce Fillion Andrea Vavrek/HOPE 02:46.519.Barrie Lanktree Apple Auto Glass 02:49.220.Albert Whiskeyjack Overhead Doors-GP 02:49.421.Philip Arcand Alexander First Nation 02:49.622.Brian L’Henaff Carlan Services 02:50.623.Pete McCann Samsh & Sons Construction 02:51.724.Wacey Hogg Ledararco 02:52.325.Neil Salmond Foster’s Agri 02:53.826.Jim Johnson Teepee Creek Stampede 02:54.927.Chris Arcand Coltech 02:56.128.Jerry Shaver Ken Sargent GMC 02:58.529.John McRae Lakeside Oilfield 03:00.630.Gary Salmond Mark’s Hauling 03:03.131. Marvin Hubl Sharp Enviromental 03:23.132. Darwin Patterson GP Networks NTAdvertisement
“I gave it my all but today, but by (June), I will have all my training together,” Williams said. “I will have had a lot of meets. Everything will be there.” Williams would have preferred to have gone to Europe to compete for preparation for the USATF Indoors, but he was unable to while attending classes at USC to complete his degree this semester. “A lot of people in Europe don’t understand and asked, `Why are you still jumping in college?”‘ Williams said. “Last year, it was so much fun. I loved the team atmosphere. Whatever I do, I don’t regret.” In other finals on Saturday, Amy Acuff, a three-time Olympian from UCLA, won the women’s high jump at 6-3 . Lucais MacKay, a former state community college champion from Moorpark College, was ninth in the weight throw at 66-7. In qualifying, Hasani Roseby, formerly of UCLA, was a heat winner in the women’s 60 in 7.27 to advance to today’s semifinals, and UCLA sophomore Kevin Craddock placed fourth in his 60-meter hurdle heat in 7.82 to advance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was also a learning experience for Williams on Saturday after a miss on his opening height at 7 1/2. The miscue prevented him from claiming his first USATF title after Williams and Harris tied on misses after each cleared 7-6 on their third attempt. A jump-off ensued after both athletes missed all three attempts at 7-7 1/4. In the jump-off, Williams and Harris missed at 7-6 and 7-5 before Harris cleared 7-3 3/4 to claim his second indoor title in three years after Williams was unable to respond. Williams said he hopes things will be different in June for the USATF Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, the qualifying meet for the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. For one thing, Williams has already made his hotel reservations. Finding a place to the stay in Boston didn’t go as smoothly for Williams, who didn’t have accommodations until a fellow competitor made a last-minute invitation to share his room. “I planned on something, and it backfired,” Williams said. “I didn’t know what to do, but it ended up working out. I am more prepared for the experiences.” BOSTON – Jesse Williams definitely has a place in professional track and field. The 2005 and 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor high-jump champion from USC finished second at 7-6 in a jump-off with Tora Harris during the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College to kick off his first full season on the open circuit.
An appellate court ruled last week that the council acted in bad faith when it replaced one living-wage proposal with a virtually identical measure in an effort to avoid putting it before voters. Now many are wondering openly whether the council shouldn’t have just allowed the referendum to proceed – especially since public opinion polls showed strong support for the living-wage issue. Hotel operators had spent more than $800,000 to fight the issue and aren’t eager to go to the ballot now. “I think we should use this time as a cooling-off period,” spokesman Harvey Englander said. “I think the last thing the council wants is to have this on the ballot next February, given the emotions that are out there now, and having it in the middle of a presidential election. “We should use this time to settle back, take a deep breath and figure out where we go from here.” Anyone who has gone up against lobbyist Maureen Kindel can tell you how forcefully she defends her clients. Whether it is the Los Angeles Unified School District, former Mayor Tom Bradley or any of her firm’s lower-profile customers, Kindel serves them all with flamboyance and her own personal style. Now, Kindel is celebrating another triumph. At age 69, she has earned a master’s degree in education – without ever having obtained an undergraduate degree. She graduated at the top of her class at Loyola Marymount University. Friends and family members say the new degree merely confirms what Kindel has believed all along – that she is master of the universe. Next, Kindel says, is going for a doctorate. District Attorney Steve Cooley recently celebrated his 60th birthday in a style any politician would envy – raising more than $500,000 at a Sheraton Universal City fundraiser attended by most of the city’s top political givers. That gives Cooley about a $600,000 head start as he plans to seek a third term next year. An interesting aspect is that his chief fundraiser is Alice Borden, who had been working for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. Aides to Cooley said he has an agreement with Borden to work for him through the election. That means if Delgadillo is going to run against Cooley, the City Attorney will need to find someone else to raise money for him. Former Mayor Richard Riordan and his wife Nancy Daly Riordan have separated. The couple married in 1998 when Riordan was mayor of Los Angeles and have been active in children’s and education issues. Daly Riordan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last May and planned to undergo experimental treatment. She’s made good progress in her recovery and is now traveling and active, said Carl McKinzie, a spokesman for the couple. Riordan was mayor from 1993 through 2001. Staff Writer Kerry Cavanaugh contributed to this column. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390 Rick Orlov is a Daily News staff writer whose column appears Mondays. For a daily political fix, check out the Daily News’ Sausage Factory blog at www.insidesocal.com/politics. Write to Rick Orlov at P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91365, or e-mail email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former Mayor James Hahn has taken umbrage at the notion that he was “missing in action” after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and wants to set the record straight. “For the umpteenth time, I’ve had to read how I `made no effort to immediately return’ to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C., after September 11th,” Hahn wrote to the Daily News. “That is simply not true, and in fact, is demonstrably false. “To this day, I don’t know why, without exception, every reporter continues to repeat this deliberate falsehood.” The issue resurfaced because Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was on a trade mission in Mexico when police and demonstrators clashed during a May 1 immigration rally at L.A.’s MacArthur Park. Villaraigosa cut short his visit and returned home – but not until May 4, as controversy mounted over LAPD tactics. The political implications of Villaraigosa’s absence drew comparisons with Hahn’s actions after the 2001 attacks. Four years later, Hahn’s absence became an issue in his unsuccessful re-election bid. Hahn was on a lobbying trip to Washington and was at a meeting at the White House when the terrorists attacked. He arrived back in L.A. late Sept. 13. Bernard Wilson, who was chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police in September 2001, said it would have been impossible for Hahn to get home any sooner because all flights were grounded. “Memories fade. It has been nearly six years and a lot was happening. But I would bet money that he returned on … the first possible day he could have,” Wilson said. With the Los Angeles City Council chastised again over its handling of the living-wage ordinance for hotels near Los Angeles International Airport, officials are re-examining the steps they took to avoid a referendum on the proposal.
Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, co-owned restaurants in the same building at 4211 Admiralty Way, attracted customers with outdoor patios overlooking large party boats and private watercraft. Both restaurants have been used by filmmakers for films and TV shows. A note on the locked door of Harbor House said a scheduled filming was set for later this month. As workers Wednesday removed outdoor patio furniture from Edie’s Diner, an employee told a phone caller that the restaurant had closed “permanently.” But as late as Tuesday night, notes on the doors of both restaurants indicated they were only closed Tuesday “for maintenance.” Official representatives of the restaurants and EMC Financial, which leases the building that houses the two restaurants, declined to comment. Dusty Crane, division chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, said she was surprised to hear about the closures and planned to investigate. MARINA DEL REY: Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, long a part of the waterfront, appear to be shut for good. By City News Service Two longtime Marina del Rey waterfront restaurants abruptly closed this week, much to the surprise of Los Angeles County officials, who said they expected the eateries to remain open until a disputed development plan is finalized. “We are contacting EMC to see what happened,” Crane said. “It is in the department’s interest to keep those restaurants open until EMC was ready for redevelopment. We don’t want boarded-up restaurants.” While both restaurants have operated at the site for years, EMC bought the lease of the building in 2005 and presented a redevelopment proposal to the county. The county owns the marina area, and private companies and individuals with long-term leases with the county operate all commercial and residential properties. Various proposed construction projects around the marina have generated some opposition because of anticipated traffic increases from new housing and retail operations. The proposal for the Harbor House and Edie’s site was to tear down the low-rise building and construct a multistory structure that could include offices, restaurants and possibly a small specialty grocery store. It wasn’t clear how closure of the two restaurants may affect those plans. EMC had been in the process of obtaining required permits for the redevelopment when the two restaurants closed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
10. Saint-Etienne have generated €32.8m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Faouzi Ghoulam, Josuha Guilavogui, Loris Néry, Kurt Zouma) 16 16. Everton have generated €23.9m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Victor Anichebe, Jack Rodwell, Shane Duffy). Click the arrow above, right, to see the top 15 most profitable academies in that time… – With the onset of Financial Fair Play, youth development has become an important source not only of potential first team players for professional football clubs, but also income as budding stars are sold on. In those instances, it’s possible to make a big profit on a player who taking transfer fees into account cost nothing. So which European clubs have been most adept at making money out of their academy in recent years? Take a look at our slideshow for the answers! 1. Southampton have generated €90.2m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw) 15. Genoa have generated €24.5m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Richmond Boakye, Isaac Cofie, Stephan El Shaarawy, Dejan Lazarevi?, Stefano Sturaro) 8. Stade Rennais have generated €33.6m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Y. M’Vila, T. Bakayoko, Y. Brahimi, K. Théophile, J. Kembo, D. Foulquier, Y. Jebbour) 16 16 16 16 12. Bayern Munich have generated €31.1m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Emre Can, Diego Contento, Raif Husic, Toni Kroos) 16 4. Sevilla have generated €51.5m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Luis Alberto, José Campaña, Antonio Luna, Alberto Moreno, Jesús Navas) 16 16 16 9. Montpellier have generated €33.5m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Rémy Cabella, Benjamin Stambouli, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Younès Belhanda) 16 6. Real Madrid have generated €43m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (José María Callejón, Daniel Carvajal, Esteban Granero, Álvaro Morata) 16 16 2. Lille have generated €76m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Gianni Bruno, Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Digne, Eden Hazard, Divock Origi) 5. Borussia Dortmund have generated €43.5m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Daniel Ginczek, Mario Götze, Julian Koch, Lasse Sobiech, Koray Günter) 3. Real Sociedad have generated €62.2m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Antoine Griezmann, Asier Illarramendi) 16 16 13. Man United have generated €28.7m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Michael Keane, Danny Welbeck, Robert Brady, Matt James, Joshua King) Statistics courtesy of the CIES Football Observatory.Which football club’s academy are you most impressed with?Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below… 16 7. Barcelona have generated €38.8m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Thiago Alcântara, Jonathan dos Santos, Andreu Fontàs, Bojan Krki?, Antonio Sanabria) 16 11. Swansea City have generated €31.6m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Joe Allen, Ben Davies) 14. Paris Saint-Germain have generated €25.2m in transfer fees since July 2012, from sales of players who graduated from their academy (Clément Chantôme, Antoine Conte, Mamadou Sakho, Ilan Boccara)
BURBANK – A new joint-powers agency with leaders from Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and San Fernando will play a key role in efforts to revitalize a 30-mile stretch along the Golden State Freeway, officials said Thursday. The effort to energize the region into a vibrant corridor of thriving businesses and communities drew hundreds of community and government leaders to an I-5 corridor summit where everything from inland ports to additional busways and highway expansion was discussed. And untangling the precious freeway space from Glendale to Santa Clarita was touted as a key to making the region more livable for everyone. “In this region, in order to make the system work, you’ve got to have a system,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And the next steps in developing the corridor will largely come through a new council of governments unanimously approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. Working as a region, the board members can band together to fight for money for projects and work on problems the area faces, including transportation, housing and employment, said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. “Working together is how you can solve some of those problems,” Greuel said. “We, as business leaders, have to look to the future and how we’ll approach it. We need to have a regional reach.” Thursday’s meeting stemmed from a report by the Mulholland Institute that examined the freeway corridor and its economic potential. The study says the area has underdeveloped land that could be turned into hubs for biomedical, entertainment, technology and business sectors. firstname.lastname@example.org 818-713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardai are investigating a spate of burglaries in Buncrana over the weekend.There were at least four break-ins – two on Saturday night and two on Sunday night.A number of laptops as well as clothing and cash was taken during the raids. Three private households and a healthcare shop were targeted.One man is due to appear in court in Letterkenny today in connection with two of the incidents.The raids come following an increase in thefts of home-heating oil from houses and businesses in the area.Local councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has appealed to people to remain vigilant. GARDAI INVESTIGATE SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN BUNCRANA was last modified: March 4th, 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:buncranaburglary
Padraig Mac LochlainnDONEGAL TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has hit back at a newspaper which described Sinn Fein as a cult.“Who knew? The Sunday Independent today reveals that a political party supported by 400,000 people across Ireland is actually a cult,” said the Inishowen politician on his Facebook Page.“Wait till Dan Brown gets a hold of this. “Tom Hanks will soon be seen on your movie screens racing against the clock from Belfast to Dublin to Cork and up to Donegal to save us all from this dastardly Sinn Féin conspiracy.”Meanwhile Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has challenged other political leaders to a debate about the past which rises above contrived outrage of the Irish establishment parties in recent days.Mr Adams said: “The issue of legitimacy is at the core of establishment outrage.“Other political leaders refuse to accept the legitimacy of the recent phase of armed struggle which ended with the cessation of 1997. “Although I disagree with it I accept that this view is entirely valid.“The problem for its main apologists is their inconsistency.“If the right to armed actions is illegitimate for one generation then it is illegitimate for other generations.“The a la carte approach of establishment parties which praises the Volunteers of 1916, or of the Tan war; applauding Michael Collins or De Valera or Terrence MacSwiney while condemning Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty or other Volunteers, is an entirely inconsistent position.“All war is horrific. All deaths are regrettable. War is the result of the failure of politics, in the case of the Irish conflict this includes the failure of partition. A debate on all these issues is overdue.” SINN FEIN IS NOT A CULT, SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: December 9th, 2013 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)