Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFri 22 Jul Division 1 LeagueAt Westside, St Michael’s V Tuam Stars, 7.45pm, Ref: F Kinneen Division 6 (North) LeagueAt Williamstown, Williamstown V Cortoon Shamrocks, 8pm, Ref: S Lyons Sat 23 Jul Junior A Hurling Championship At Kenny Park, St Thomas V Mícheál Breathnach, 7.30pm, Ref: G O Connor Junior B Hurling Championship At Carnmore, Mountbellew/Moylough V Killimordaly 7pm, Ref: L FayAt Mountbellew, Ballinasloe V Abbeyknockmoy, 7pm, Ref: M DolanAt Killimor, Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Kinvara, 7pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Clarinbridge, Oranmore-Maree V Ballinderreen, 7pm, Ref: J Mc Donagh Division 2 LeagueAt Clonberne, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Kilconly, 7.45pm, Ref: M Flaherty Division 3 LeagueAt Leitir Móir, Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir V Oughterard, 7.45pm, Ref: B Kinneavy Division 4 LeagueAt Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V Athenry, 6pm, Ref: G O Conamha Thu 21 Jul Junior C Hurling Championship At Tonabrucky, Rahoon-Newcastle V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, 7pm, Ref: C QuinlanAt Mullagh, Mullagh V Carnmore, 7pm, Ref: D KellyAt Ardrahan, Ardrahan V Annaghdown, 7pm, Ref: K EganAt Eyrecourt, Meelick-Eyrecourt V Beagh, 7pm, Ref: G Donoghue Division 7 (North) LeagueAt Monivea, Monivea-Abbey V Athenry, 8pm, Ref: M Collins Football Fixtures Sun 24 Jul Division 3 LeagueAt Inis Mór, Oileáin Árainn V Monivea-Abbey, 1pm, Ref: M Mac Gearailt Division 5 (North) LeagueAt Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V Caherlistrane, 8pm, Ref: G Moore Minor B North Football Championship – NorthAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V Headford, 8pm, Ref: T Keating Division 8B (North) LeagueAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V Corofin, 8pm, Ref: C Ward Junior A Football Championship NorthAt Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Glinsk, 7pm, Ref: A O Connell Division 7 (North) LeagueAt Ballygar, St Brendan’s V Tuam Stars, 7pm, Ref: M Gavin Division 7 (West) LeagueAt Clifden, Clifden V An Cheathrú Rua, 7pm, Ref: N Gorham Junior C1 Hurling Championship At Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V Clarinbridge, 7pm, Ref: Sms MoranAt Tuam, Tuam V Craughwell, 7pm, Ref: Eoin Shaughnessy Hurling FixturesThu 21 Jul Junior C Hurling Championship At Woodford, Tommy Larkins V Oranmore-Maree, 7.30pm, Ref: G DonoghueAt an Spideal, An Spidéal V Ballinderreen, 7.30pm, Ref: C QuinlanAt Maigh Cuilinn, Moycullen V Sylane, 7.30pm, Ref: D Earls Junior Football Championship NorthAt Tuam Stadium, Milltown V Claregalway, 5:15pm, Ref: G GuinanAt Tuam Stadium, Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown, 7pm, Ref: G Daly Division 6 (North) LeagueAt Kilconly, Kilconly V Dunmore MacHales, 7pm, Ref: Pj. RabbitteAt Corofin, Corofin V Caltra 7pm, Ref: T Keating Sat 23 Jul Division 3 LeagueAt Corofin , Corofin V Williamstown, 6pm, Ref: R Mc Nicholas Division 8A (North) LeagueAt Kilconnell, St Gabriel’s V Claregalway, 8pm, Ref: L Kelly Sun 24 Jul Junior A Hurling Championship At Woodford, Ballygar V Tommy Larkins, 11am, Ref: D Kellyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Junior Football Championship WestAt Ros Muc, Renvyle V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 7pm, Ref: B Kinneavy Fri 22 Jul Junior A Hurling Championship At Castlegar, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Ardrahan, 7.15pm, Ref: P FahyAt Craughwell, Turloughmore V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 7.15pm, Ref: M ConwayAt Ballinderreen, Carnmore V Gort 7.15pm, Ref: P SheehanAt Turloughmore, Castlegar V Skehana, 7.15pm, Ref: A MooneyAt Loughrea, Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Craughwell, 7.15pm, Ref: Dk KellyAt Carnmore, Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Bearna-Na Forbacha, 7.45pm, Ref: Sn Moran Junior A Football Championship WestAt Maigh Cuilinn, An Spidéal V St. James, 7pm, Ref: T Nally Junior Football Championship WestAt an Spideal, Moycullen V Mícheál Breathnach, 11:30am, Ref: F Kinneenlast_img read more

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United suffer shock loss to hand title to City

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1A week later than they would have preferred Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.United had to at least draw to keep the title race mathematically alive but they were stunned at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez headed home after the break.City manager Pep Guardiola might have missed one of the proudest moments of his career, however, after admitting on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son and was not planning to watch United’s game.He would have been as surprised as everyone else that the title, seemingly a foregone conclusion for months, was rubber-stamped in such strange circumstances.A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in perfect style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.West Brom had lost eight of their previous nine games and last won on Jan. 13.“We’ve won the league for you, Man City, Man City,” West Brom’s fans chanted after the final whistle.City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left.United have 71 also with five to play.It is Abu Dhabi-owned City’s third title in seven seasons and their first since former boss Manuel Pellegrini achieved the feat in 2013-14.Guardiola, who failed to land a trophy in his first season in charge at The Etihad, opened his account by winning the League Cup in February against Arsenal.But a first Premier League title, to go with the three La Liga titles he won as manager of Barcelona and the three Bundesliga titles he delivered for Bayern Munich, will be particularly satisfying.He is the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League title — a prize he says is the hardest to claim in Europe.Not only that but he did it with five games remaining, equalling the English top-flight record of United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85).And it was achieved by playing a brand of football that has had the purists purring all season with City racking up 93 goals so far and on course to top the 100-point barrier.“We did it in the way we wanted to do,” Guardiola said at Wembley on Saturday. “We have spent a lot of money to have these amazing players, to make that possible.“These players deserve all my respect because they have been unbelievable all season.“Winning the Premier League is going to be one of the best three seasons I have ever had as a player and as a manager.”City skipper Vincent Kompany has now won three Premier League titles since joining 10 years ago.Only former Chelsea skipper John Terry and Manchester United’s former captain Roy Keane can match that.“Champions!!!!!! What a great feeling!! So happy to be able to share another trophy with our amazing fans,” the 32-year-old Belgian defender said on Twitter. NEWCASTLE 2 ARSENAL 1Earlier on Sunday, Newcastle United virtually guaranteed their Premier League safety as they came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at a spring-like St James’ Park.Alexandre Lacazette’s stretching volley gave Arsenal the lead in the 14th minute but Ayoze Perez clipped in Newcastle’s equaliser on the half hour mark.Newcastle were the better side after the break and took the lead in the 68th minute when Matt Ritchie fired home after a neat flick from Perez.Arsenal pressed hard for an equaliser but Newcastle defended stoutly to claim a fourth successive victory.Newcastle have 41 points in 10th place with sixth-placed Arsenal on 54 — 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.“40 points was the target at the start of the season and hopefully we’ve done enough now to secure our Premier League status,” Ritchie told Sky Sports.“Now we want to keep going and try to finish as high as we can in the table.”last_img read more

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Obama tips NFL’s Patriots, NBA’s Warriors to win titles

first_imgBREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Durant-led Warriors overcome Davis, Pelicans Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Golden State Warriors, from left, Andre Iguodala (9), Kevin Durant (35) and Stephen Curry (30) wait during a called foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. AP PHOTOWASHINGTON—US President Barack Obama still believes in the Golden State Warriors, tipping them to claim the NBA title this season despite a sluggish start to their campaign.In a telephone interview on Friday on Sirius XM radio’s “Sway in the Morning” program, Obama predicted the addition of former NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant would push the Warriors over the top a year after they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the championship series.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: NFL: Brady returns as Patriot seek bounce back“At this point, you’d have to put your money on Brady again. I don’t see any real strong teams.”He predicted the Pats would meet Seattle in a rematch of their Super Bowl showdown to cap the 2014 season.“That’s my call,” the president said.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m going to go with the Warriors just because of Durant, that addition. I think they just have too much firepower,” Obama said, although he noted their 129-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their season-opener on Tuesday.READ: NBA: Spurs thrash Warriors on Durant’s opening nightFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“They just got spanked in their first game, so it will take a while to figure things out.”Asked for a Super Bowl prediction, Obama touted superstar quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughterlast_img read more

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Cavs guard Collin Sexton believes NBA hopeful Kai Sotto is going to be a lot better

first_imgThe Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Kai Sotto during his press conference and sendoff. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton believes that Kai Sotto has what it takes to flourish as a basketball player.“Kai, that’s my guy,” Sexton told a handful of reporters on Wednesday at Raffles Makati. “He’s going to be great.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Rookie, legend play mentor roles Sexton went on to become a lottery pick in the NBA a destination Sotto has long set his sights on.“He’s already great and he’s going to be a lot better, you’re all going to see,” Sexton said of Sotto.Sexton is in town with WNBA legend and future Hall of Famer Tina Penicherio for the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines that is set to come off wraps this Saturday at Don Bosco in Makati.Sexton will also serve as a mentor to kids aged 13-14 years old in the event that culminates at MOA Music Hall this Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The NBA rookie wasn’t simply making a conjecture. He has, after all, trained alongside the Filipino prospect in Atlanta, where Sotto is currently training in a bid to crack premier basketball league.READ: Cavs’ Collin Sexton watches Game 7 of PBA FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSexton and Sotto train under the same skills coach American Nick Stapleton, who has an international following which includes professionals from China, Italy and Montenegro.The similarities between Sexton and Sotto don’t end there. The American guard went on to play in the Fiba Under-17 World Cup in 2017, while the towering Filipino played in the last year’s edition of the global meet. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crownlast_img read more

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GVL Employs Additional Staff

first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has employed an additional seven persons from the Tartweh-Drapoh Community, Sinoe County, bringing the total employment from the community to 107, according to a press release. The seven employees have all been placed in key positions at the company’s estate in Kpanyan Statutory District. Those hired are Sampson Borteh, human resources officer for Tartweh south; Abraham Tukpeh, human resources officer for Numopoh; Emmanuel Swen, Biov operator; Sam Geelar-Daniels, finance clerk; Lawrence Tarcheon, Peter Toe Roberts, Warehouse clerks and Kassandra Dweh, finance clerk.GVL’s General Manager for Human Resources, Eric Goll, said the new employees will undergo two weeks of training in their respective positions before fully taking up their assignments. He said GVL will continue to recruit citizens in the area as the company expands its operations. “When we reach full development in Liberia, we will employ potentially up to 35 to 40,000 employees,” Goll said. “Tartweh-Drapoh as our partner community will have a share of this number in accordance with the land we will develop in the area, in addition to other facilities for community benefit that are also provided in accordance with the MOU.” He said GVL was committed to recruiting qualified Liberians to work in its oil palm industry, which is new to Liberia. He said employment brings financial independence, adding that the pay and benefits for company employees in Liberia’s southeast are significantly better than the national average. “This long term, stable income directly into the communities will allow them to develop much better standards of living. To date, GVL employs approximately 4,000 Liberians, with an expectation of an increase in its workforce at full operation in the coming years,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Speedway marketing missing its F-o-n-t-a-n-a

first_imgCalifornia Speedway is located in Fontana. Not Los Angeles. It’s become apparent that word processors and/or computers at the speedway are unable to put the letters F-o-n-t-a-n-a together, regardless of sentence structure. Hollywood is quite a different manner. Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, spoiled by a week of Southern hospitality, wondering whatever happened to former Fontana High School basketball standout Travon Carmichael. O K, it’s near the end of the first month of a new year but an old gripe from the last year has bubbled to the top. In the words of the legendary Popeye, “Enough is enough and I can’t stands it no more.” According to the internal workings at the Fontana track, “The California Speedway is located in Southern California or the Los Angeles market. Any references to the track’s location should be L.A., Southern California, California Speedway. For a more specific reference, use San Bernardino County 35 miles east of downtown L.A. or near L.A.-Ontario airport.” That pretty well covers it. No Fontana. In fact, one of the latest press releases used a “San Bernardino County” dateline. We are assured the county Board of Supervisors were happy with that, even if one of the county cities got cut out. We understand the marketing of the speedway and the tie to Hollywood and Los Angeles. That’s all good for fans living on the other side of the Cumberland River. However, most fans around here who buy tickets know exactly where the track is, in Fontana. NASCAR drivers and crew members know where the track is. Television, although the opening shots are invariably the Hollywood sign or the San Monica pier, knows the track location. center_img Everyone, it seems, except the track. Here’s a way to remember: Fontana. … Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson, who played high school softball for Dick Bruich at Kaiser, has been included on the players to watch for the 2007 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award, handed out by the Amateur Softball Association. Wootson, a first-team All-American in 2006 for Florida State, is on the verge of breaking several school records. Last spring, the second baseman had her best collegiate season, hitting a career-best .360 while ranking second in the country with nine triples. She also had 49 RBI and 44 runs scored. … A pair of boxers from the Chino Boxing Club and a local contender will be on the card Thursday night at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino’s Fury in the Ring. The main event is a 10-round battle for the Global Boxing Union junior welterweight Inter-Continental championship between Colton’s Freddie Barerra (10-1-0, 1 KO) and Jesus `Chuy’ Rodriquez (12-2-0, 5 KOs). Barerra won his first 10 pro bouts before losing to big-puncher Victor Ortiz. Barerra was 42-9-0 as an amateur. Representing Chino Boxing Club will be junior middleweight Alex Bogarin (5-5-0, 3 KO) against Allen Medina (6-11-0, 2 KO) of Denver. In a middleweight bout, Sammy Gonzalez (3-0-0 2 KO) will face Enrigue Gallegos (3-0-0, 1 KO) of Medford, Ore. … Amy Vadnais taught in the Alta Loma School District for five years until late last year. At that point, she resigned as a sixth-grade teacher at Stark Elementary to follow her family to North Carolina. Within a week of her arrival, she landed a job in public relations for Michael Waltrip Racing and was on hand for the Toyota dinner as part of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Media Tour. Working for David Reutimann in both Cup and Busch is a dream come true. She’s no stranger to sports communication, having worked with the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, the Pond in Anaheim and NASCAR at California Speedway. “I think about my `kids’, sixth graders at Stork Elementary school every day,” Vadnais said. “I miss them and hope that they know how much I love all of them. They have touched my life and hope that they will keep in touch. Tell them Miss Vadnais hopes to visit them soon.” … The highlight of the annual Hot Stove Banquet was the release of the inaugural Quakes Hall of Fame class by team president Hank Stickney. The inductees are Gary Matthews Jr., Derrek Lee and Matt Clement, all of whom are in the big leagues. The trio certainly sets a high standard for future players. Quakes general manager Gerard McKearney indicated future classes will include not only players, but others associated with the team and the fans will participate in the selection process. … Cal State San Bernardino pitching coach Kurt Stangel informed colleague Michelle Gardner that former Coyote Brian Schweigert has made the big leagues. Kind of. The Fontana High School grad has signed to become the Mariners’ bullpen catcher. Thus Schweigert’s minor league career closes. … The recent passing of Dave Japs, the famed youth running coach, prompted many tributes from many from all walks of life. Among the best was one from Tim Streeter, an outstanding running back at both Eisenhower High School and the University of Redlands. Streeter, who graduated from Ike in 1970 and UR in 1974, is a banker in Riverside. “I was one of the original Rialto Roadrunners, participating before there were formal meets, when we would train by running through the open fields and hills in and around Rialto,” wrote Streeter. “I remember running in the foggy, early morning hours, eager to improve my stamina and best times. As a nine-year-old, it was my first real taste of competition and set a standard that I’m still trying to meet. “While I did not go on to become a distance runner, I believe that those early standards set by Coach Japs became the basis for my athletic career and for the rest of my life.” … California Speedway, part 2: In these times of hard budgets, one way to save money is to bring celebrities and their bands to Fontana. Last fall it was Jim Belushi, next month it will be Kevin Costner’s band. Plenty of tickets for the performance, and the Auto Club 500, are available by calling (800) 944-7223 or visiting the speedway’s Website. … Super Bowl crystal ball: Forget about the victory over New England as the “legacy” game Payton Manning needed for his resume. Only Super Bowl triumphs count as “must-win” games. The Colts quarterback will get the target off his back as he leads the Colts to a 34-24 win over the Bears. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor of the Daily Bulletin. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 483-9363 or l_brewster@dailybulletin.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Sanctuary setback

first_imgA little more than a week ago, the LAPD announced that it would stop seizing the cars of unlicensed drivers, based on the flimsiest legal pretext – a two-year-old, largely irrelevant court ruling. The real reason, of course, was political. In these parts, many unlicensed – and, thus, untrained and uninsured – drivers are illegal immigrants. And since immigration activists have been unable to persuade Sacramento to provide driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, they hoped to achieve essentially the same end by getting the Los Angeles Police Department to stop vigorously enforcing the law. But now, scarcely a week later, their legal pretext has been blown out of the water. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s office has completed its review of a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 2005 ruling, concluding that it does not preclude police from impounding unlicensed drivers’ cars. No surprise there. That case, Miranda v. City Cornelius, had to do with a man whose car was seized from his own driveway. The court ruled the impoundment to be needlessly punitive, and indeed it was, seeing that the car was on its owner’s own property, and public safety was not endangered. That is decidedly not the case for unlicensed drivers whose presence on our freeways puts lives at risk and increases insurance rates for the rest of us. Every other major police force in the state figured that out two years ago, and carried on with their normal impound policies. But in L.A., political motivations have a way of trumping sound policy. City Councilman Jose Huizar and others pressured the LAPD to stop impounding cars, ostensibly until they could get some clarification on the law, and Chief William Bratton obliged. Well, the clarification has arrived: The city’s top lawyer has determined that L.A. can continue protecting its citizens by taking unlicensed drivers’ cars off the road. Perhaps having learned too well just how small-minded L.A.’s leadership is, Bratton first said he wouldn’t reverse the moratorium – but then changed his mind in the face of the reality of the situation. Still, the episode shows how little reason plays in the decision-making processes at City Hall. But with Delgadillo’s clarification, there’s no longer any excuse for maintaining the moratorium. The only motivation for letting unlicensed drivers off the hook is to make L.A. a “sanctuary city,” where breaking immigration laws carries no consequences whatsoever. There are, to be sure, good reasons for giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Chief among them is it would get potentially millions of drivers who are already on our roads properly trained, identified and licensed. Circumventing the law, however, and giving unlicensed drivers what amounts to a free pass, doesn’t achieve any of these ends. It only rewards lawlessness, needlessly puts lives at risk and further adds to L.A.’s dreadful traffic congestion. It’s a shame that city leaders, so committed to making L.A. a “sanctuary” city, would go to such lengths, especially when such a policy in this case endangers its residents’ safety.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

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Pair share Nobel for data storage

first_imgBy Brian Bergstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The effect is called giant magnetoresistance, but it enables amazing things at the miniature level. Two European scientists won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their discoveries of the phenomenon, which spurred some of computing’s most astonishing developments, from video- playing hand-held devices to PCs with storage capacity that now seems all but limitless. France’s Albert Fert and Germany’s Peter Gruenberg independently described giant magnetoresistance in 1988, then saw the electronics industry apply it in disks with incredible amounts of storage. “I can hardly think of an application that has a bigger bang than the magnetic hard drive industry,” said Phil Schewe, a physicist and spokesman for the American Institute of Physics. “Every one of us probably owns three or four or five devices, probably more, that depend on billions of bits of information stored on something the size of a dime.” Fert, 69, is the scientific director of the Mixed Unit for Physics at CNRS/Thales in Orsay, France. Gruenberg, 68, is a professor at the Institute of Solid State Research in the west German city of Juelich. They will share the $1.5million prize. Gruenberg told reporters gathered at his institute that he was not too surprised to win the Nobel. “Because I have received a lot of awards, I was often asked, `When will the big award come?”‘ Gruenberg said. “These days when I go to my grocer and see him type on a computer, I say, “`Wow, he’s using something I put together in my mind,”‘ Fert said of the application. “It’s wonderful.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Resignations at 2 firms may lead to more housecleaning

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – The resignations of top executives for McAfee Inc. and CNet Networks Inc. could signal the beginning of a wave of corporate housecleaning, as other companies become entangled in stock options investigations. McAfee CEO George Samenuk and CNet CEO Shelby Bonnie both stepped aside Wednesday to atone for stock option shenanigans that will erase some of the companies’ past profits. Santa Clara-based McAfee, a leading maker of computer antivirus software, also fired its president, Kevin Weiss. Those actions – as well as last week’s resignation of Apple Computer Inc. board member Fred Anderson amid similar stock options impropriety – may sway other corporate boards to take harsh steps to show they have zero tolerance for reckless accounting even if there is no evidence of intentional misconduct, said James Post, a Boston University professor who focuses on corporate governance. “This kind of lifts the bars for all the other companies” with stock options problems, Post said. “The burden of proof is starting to shift. The executives involved in this may have to prove they are very clean if they want to keep their jobs.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips The stock option practices of at least 135 companies are under government investigation or internal review. So far, at least 30 senior executives or directors at 16 companies with stock option problems have resigned or been fired. Companies that cooperate with the government and take steps to clean up their books have the best chance of avoiding legal trouble, said Eumi Choi, a federal prosecutor who is chairing a San Francisco-based task force looking for evidence of stock option malfeasance. “That’s something we will seriously consider when taking action,” Choi said. “What’s really called for here is a transparent process.” Most inquiries are focused on a technique known as “backdating,” which occurs when insiders look back in time for a low point in their company’s stock price so the exercise, or “strike,” price of the options could be set at that ebb. If they aren’t properly disclosed, backdated options can inflate corporate profits and result in an underpayment of taxes.center_img 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

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Mini horse a charmer

first_imgFamilies are charged $100 a month for weekly program sessions. Sponsorships are available for many needy participants. Pitchford estimates there are 5,000 disabled children in the valley. The operating budget is $60,000 a year and will climb to $100,000 in a year when the two-member paid staff is increased. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 Angel Fund Proceeds from Angel’s “baby shower” will help sponsor disabled children whose parents cannot afford the center’s program fees. Tax-deductible donations of at least $1 may be sent to Heads Up, Inc., Angel Fund, P.O. Box 1856, Canyon Country, CA 91386. For more information, visit the group’s Web site at www.headsuptherapy.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Daidah handles Angel often, stroking her silken ears, her feet and above her eyes. Daidah has relied on this imprinting method for a decade to accustom horses as early as possible to human handling and interaction. Angel may never be husky enough to carry riders, but she will pull a cart, and Daidah gently squeezes her to prepare her for the feel of a harness. More than 100 disabled children a year participate in programs at the Heads-Up Therapeutic Equestrian Center, staffed by about 15 volunteers and a couple of certified instructors. When disabled children and adults with spinal cord injuries cannot ride horses, they can build upper-body strength riding in carts pulled by miniature horses that cannot be ridden, volunteers say. A horse leader and a pair of side walkers guide the program’s specially trained horses in regimens designed to help children develop balance, coordination and muscle tone. Many of the youngsters did not crawl as babies, and they develop their sense of balance during the sessions, said Nancy Pitchford, the center’s president and founder. The youngest participants are 18 months old, and 50 percent are autistic. CANYON COUNTRY – Angel spends her day like a typical newborn – mostly sleeping – but when she makes it onto all four hooves, she hints at her destiny. The miniature horse, born Friday, was donated to a nonprofit Saugus program that provides horse-riding therapy for disabled children and adults. As Magic Ranch owner Valerie Daidah scooped up 20-pound Angel, the foal’s mom, Pumpkin Pie, calmly munched green hay in the shaded Sand Canyon stable. “If she wasn’t a personable mare, she would be biting me and kicking me and telling me to let the baby go now,” Daidah said, and blond-maned Pumpkin gently nuzzled her. last_img read more

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