first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015)–With an eye catching move around the far turn, Finnegans Wake rallied from far off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by one length while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:00.88.Previously based in the Midwest and fresh off a pair of Grade II stakes wins in the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar Nov. 27 and the San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 3, Finnegans Wake notched his third consecutive win for trainer Peter Miller and owners Donnegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch.“The horse ran great,” said Miller. “Victor gave him a tremendous ride. The horse is unbelievable. He just keeps firing. I wish I could take the credit. The horse really has blossomed out here…He’s got a great turn of foot and he’s a very ratable horse. Victor and the horse go together like six and seven.”Off at 9-5 in a field of eight older horses, Finnegans Wake, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Powerscourt, paid $5.80, $3.40 and $3.00. He improved his overall record to 27-6-3-3 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, Finnegans Wake became a millionaire, with earnings of $1,065,375.“I wasn’t ever concerned about catching (longshot pacesetter) Diamond Bachelor,” said Espinoza. “I thought I could catch them anytime I wanted. This horse is unbelievable. He runs, he tries hard. He really likes it here in California…distance is never a problem. I thought last time, going a mile and one eighth was a bit short for him but he took it well. Today, it was even better for him.”Pacesetter Diamond Bachelor, under Martin Pedroza sped to an early charge and went on to open a commanding lead. The Patrick Biancone trainee held on through the stretch but ducked out from a left handed whip late and moved into path of third place finisher Power Ped and was disqualified to fourth.Power Ped, ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Neil Drysdale paid $8.80 and $5.60 to place.Neil Drysdale’s other entry, Power Foot, ridden by Kieren Fallon paid $7.40 to show.The fractions on the race were 24.01, 48.27, 1:12.56 and 1:36.40.First post time for a nine-race card at Santa Anita on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.–30–last_img read more

JFK Gets “New Pain-killer” Machine

first_imgThe Gradian Health Systems has donated an anesthesia machine to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center to equip the institution during testing and surgical operations.Anesthesia refers to the practice of administering medications either by injection or by inhalation (breathing in) that block the feeling of pain and other sensations, or that produces a deep state of unconsciousness and eliminates all sensations. This allows medical and surgical procedures to be done without causing undue distress or discomfort.The donated machine requires no compressed gas or electricity while operating it, because it can be operated without oxygen using the air in the room. It delivers safe anesthesia in any other hospital, including rural setting.“The donation of the anesthesia machine included setting-up of the machine and training of the health practitioners to offer required services of the machine as well as maintenance,” said Minister of Gender Julia Ducan Cassell who, along with Dr. Edward McClain, received the machine on behalf the Government of Liberia.She said the coming of the machine at J.F.K. will save many lives and decrease the alarming mortality rate for which the government remains overwhelmed in working with all partners in building a resilient health sector.Madam Duncan-Cassell explained that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had also asked the Gradian Health Systems to help the government in providing additional medical equipment to the Redemption Hospital.Meanwhile, Gradian Health Systems has accepted to provide the requested equipment in the not too distant future.“We have a kind of machine that works in any part of the country without electricity. Therefore, we want to inform the public that health delivery services at JFK is getting better. And for that, we call on our women and children to take advantage of the better health services by regularly visiting the hospital to receive the best of treatment,” Minister Duncan Cassell stated.For his part, JFK Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Billy Johnson, said the machine will improve services at the hospital because it allows safe and effective anesthesia during medical procedures.He hailed Gradian Health Systems for their willingness to train Liberians to operate and maintain the machine.He added that the coming of the equipment will greatly buttress government’s efforts to help build a vibrant health system.The machine, according to Dr. Johnson, it will be used for adults and children with all kinds of surgical cases.This cost-effective machine is used at major health facilities to put patients to sleep for surgery. The Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM), as it is called, is the first of its kind in Liberia.Dr. Johnson lauded President Sirleaf and Minister Cassell for their respective roles played in ensuring that Liberia gets her first anesthesia machine in long time.Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gradian Health Systems, Stephen M. Rudy, said the anesthesia machine delivers world-class anesthesia care in any hospital, despite unreliable electricity and shortages of compressed medical gases in any given environment.He explained that the Gradian Health Systems also trains health practitioners, who provide anesthesia services, and spare parts for the machine after being delivered.“There are classes of surgery that required an anesthesia machine, because in the absence of it, the surgery would not be performed well. These include emergency trauma from road accidents, which required anesthesia to properly treat accident victims,” he said.It is important to improve access to safe surgery and preoperative care in low-resource settings by providing technology service and training to strengthen anesthesia capabilities, which remain cardinal to all health institutions, including Liberia.“Gradian Health Systems equips hospitals around the world to deliver anesthesia safely and economically,” he explained. “The machine is being used in Europe, Africa and Asia delivering general anesthesia in a wide variety of environments on patients of any age.”The unique combination of continuous flow and draw-over anesthesia, Mr. Rudy said, qualifies it for use in facilities from world-renowned hospitals to resource-constrained district hospitals in low-income countries.The machine is accordingly serviced through the provision of spare parts by courier shipment and regional service providers. The oxygen monitor continuously displays inspired oxygen content. The oxygen monitor lasts up to ten hours on battery backup during power outages. The ventilator offers alarms for disconnect, high pressure, and other conditions.Mr. Rudy observed that the JFK has light, power, oxygen and those are the things that an anesthesia machine needs, but in the absence of them, the machine can still work. The supply of oxygen can change at any time, but the anesthesia machine helps to improve all surgical needs of any hospital.He said his institution is a non-profit social enterprise collaborating with partners in clinical medicine, national health systems, medical technology and philanthropy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana’s sleepy stock exchange braces for change

first_imgThe trading bell only rings on MondayBy Kejal VyasEvery Monday, at 10:00h, George Edwards rings the opening bell at the Guyana stock market. It’s the only day of action each week, behind a glass door that barely keeps out the thumping bass of reggae music and burning incense from street hawkers outside.The bell is the cue for four young women in pink and violet uniforms—representatives of the only brokerages in this tiny former British colony—to punch, buy and sell orders into computers mounted on a dining table. On a typical week, they’ll pull off about 15 transactions and a few thousand shares will swap hands, in all worth about $47,000.“People walk by here all the time and say ‘I never knew Guyana had a stock exchange,’ ” Edwards, General Manager since 2005, said after a recent trading session that lasted 29 minutes. Sometimes people knock on the door holding US dollars trying to convert them to Guyanese ones. “I have to tell them we’re not that kind of an exchange”.But change is coming to both the local stock market and Guyana, a mostly farming and mining-dependent South American nation of fewer than 800,000 people. A massive oil boom is slated to kick off in 2020, thanks to the discovery of nearly 7 billion barrels of offshore crude by an Exxon-led consortium. It’s expected to send unprecedented revenue into the $4 billion economy, which the International Monetary Fund estimates could grow by a walloping 86% in 2020.That has operators of the sleepy exchange here thinking big. They’re hoping it draws more local and foreign investors into their market to tap what they say will be a boon for local companies thanks to more disposable income for average Guyanese. There is also the arrival of oil industry executives and workers from the Caribbean, the US and Europe in a country that has seen its population little changed since Independence from the British crown in 1966.“It means our companies should avail themselves of the increased market, and hence, more products, more money, more profits for shareholders,” said Mr Edwards, who personally answers the door at the exchange and is one of two full-time employees. The entire operation runs on a budget of about $70,000 a year.Nikkita Mangal, 33, has been trading stocks at the exchange for 10 years and said she almost never saw foreign buyers until recently. Now, she said, she often gets orders from Guyanese ex-pats in the US, Canada and the UK.Edwards says he is working on plans to digitise a paper-based stock certificate system, the kind that has been mostly phased out in the developed world.Pomeroon Trading, a start-up company that is backed by a UK oil financier and wants to cash in on demand for coconut water and oils, is preparing the first initial public offering here in more than a decade. The last company to do so, a Trinidadian cement company, pulled out in 2016, nine years after listing.Steven Grin, the managing partner at New York venture fund Lateral Capital, is mostly focused on frontier tech opportunities in Africa. But because of a four-year stint in the past working on energy initiatives for Guyana’s government, Mr Grin says he now gets weekly calls from large institutional investors looking for ways to get into the mostly jungle-covered country, which has seldom made international headlines since the American cult leader Jim Jones led a mass suicide 41 years ago.There are only 15 local companies with publicly listed shares, including commercial banks, rum distillers and packaging companies.The exchange can be hard to find. A security guard at a neighbouring building shrugged her shoulders when asked where the entrance was. It sits at the corner of a busy intersection amid street vendors selling everything from pirated DVDs to kitchen wares, between insurance buildings and Georgetown’s mouldering 19th-century gothic-style city hall.On a recent Monday morning, 44-year-old Nikhil Ramkarran popped in for his first-ever visit during a trading session at the very exchange of which he has served as chairman on a pro bono basis since 2005. “So that’s what it looks like,” he said.Mondays are a busy day at the law practice he runs a few blocks away. And trading volumes are so low, Ramkarran said, that being there never had much of a point.“I took the job because nobody else really wanted it,” he said.Lately, Edwards says he gets locals stopping by to ask him how to invest in oil stocks, and they leave dismayed when he tells them there are no oil companies listed on the Guyanese exchange.Edwards said he enjoys a lifestyle markedly less hectic than investment bankers abroad. After each workday, he said he goes home and places his cell phone in the cupboard, leaving any calls and emails until the following morning.While stock trading happens only on Mondays, Edwards spends the rest of the week filling out paperwork for Guyana’s securities regulator, registering that week’s trades, an all-manual process. He and Ramkarran said their hope is that the Government uses its oil proceeds to invest in education and the financial savviness of their compatriots.“I don’t care how much money you have,” Edwards said. “If you don’t know how to use it, you’re not going to get very far, and other people are going to take advantage of you”. (Wall Street Journal)last_img read more

On campaign swing, Giuliani questioned on relationship with son

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEREY PARK – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani asked for privacy Monday to deal with strained relationships within his family, and defended his wife as a “very loving and caring” mother and stepmother. The Republican presidential candidate came to Southern California to speak with sheriffs about gang violence, but found himself answering questions about his family after his son, Andrew, publicly said their relationship had become distant after Giuliani’s messy divorce from Andrew’s mother, Donna Hanover, and his later marriage to Judith Nathan. “My wife Judith is a very loving and caring … mother and stepmother. She has done everything she can. The responsibility is mine,” Giuliani told reporters gathered outside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters. “I believe that these problems with blended families, you know, are challenges – sometimes they are,” he said. “The more privacy I can have for my family, the better we are going to be able to deal with all these difficulties.” The New York Times reported that Andrew Giuliani and his father have recently tried to reconcile after not speaking “for a decent amount of time.” In the Times article, Andrew attributed the strained relationship to Nathan, saying, “There’s obviously a little problem that exists between me and his wife.” “We are both working on our relationship,” Andrew Giuliani told ABC News. “No matter what he’s done, I love my father. He’s my father and we love each other. It’s not as good as it once was but it’s better than when it was its lowest, and it is getting better all the time.”last_img read more

Griezmann set for Atletico goodbye in Europa final

first_img0Shares0000That’s goodnight from me: Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is expected to leave in the summer © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, May 14 – Antoine Griezmann’s first major trophy with Atletico Madrid may well prove to be his last if they can overcome Marseille in the Europa League final on Wednesday.Griezmann’s future has dominated the build-up to this week’s showpiece match in Lyon, with the striker widely expected to join Barcelona in the summer. A string of Atletico players were quizzed at a club ‘Media Day’ last week and even if coach Diego Simeone insisted his focus was like that of a racehorse – “head forward, I don’t see or hear anything but the final” – it is impossible to ignore the noise surrounding the Frenchman.Luis Suarez had stirred the pot by speaking about Griezmann as though a deal with Barca was already completed, which prompted an angry response from Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin.“We’re fed up with Barcelona’s attitude,” he said in a statement.“How a president, player and board member speak the way they have done about the future of a player with an existing contract and just a few days before disputing a European final, is an absolute lack of respect towards Atletico.”Griezmann has certainly not dampened the speculation, saying only that he wants his future resolved before the start of the World Cup, while last week even Atletico’s president Enrique Cerezo was hardly reassuring when he said: “Antoine Griezmann is an Atletico Madrid player, as of today.”It all suggests the final could be amount to a Griezmann farewell, after a bumpy four years at Atletico, undoubtedly successful as a whole but not without a few stumbles along the way.This term, he has 30 goals in 52 appearances and, since he joined, his La Liga record stands at 79 in 142.“I think Griezmann is big enough to know what he’s doing,” his strike partner Diego Costa said.“For a player, when Barca want you, it makes you feel important, but he knows that he is important for us and that we want him here.”A departure seemed likely last summer when Griezmann rated his chances of joining Manchester United at “six out of 10” but if his teasing was then deemed slightly disrespectful, his decision to stay was applauded.Atletico had been hit with a transfer ban and Griezmann said it would feel “dirty” to leave, with the club incapable of bringing in his successor.But a new contract looked more like a stop-gap given it included a 100 million euro release clause, which will activate from July 1. For a 27-year-old in the prime of his career, before a World Cup, it is not a figure to deter his suitors.“He would be cheap for the international market,” Filipe Luis said. “And it will be even cheaper if he wins the final.”All the more reason then for Griezmann to deliver against Marseille, and for the club that took the gamble to sign him from Real Sociedad in 2014 when other elite teams looked but decided to hold off.Marseille, meanwhile, are the club Griezmann was pictured managing while playing the game ‘Football Manager’ last year, when he jokingly apologised to Valere Germain and Kostas Mitroglou for not picking them in his side.The furore surrounding Griezmann also serves to highlight the brilliant job Simeone has done, against the odds, and with rivals always circling his star players.But Griezmann too has been key to Atletico’s run to the final and his talent would be difficult to replace.“Right now he is thinking about winning a title,” Costa said. “If Griezmann can make history here with us, win that title, then afterwards there will be time for him to decide what to do.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Major Expansion and Recruitment Drive announced at Shandon Hotel & Spa

first_imgHave you ever dreamt of joining the team at The Shandon Hotel & Spa, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal? Now is your chance, as the coastal hotel announces a new stage of expansion:The Shandon Hotel & Spa has had unprecedented success since it opened it’s doors as a 4 star resort at Easter 2016.  The executive managment have closely analysed the performance and demand as the business grew and with their finger on the pulse, they identified areas of growth which would meet the ever growing popularity of the Shandon.Just recently the Shandon unveiled a new feature staircase to the front of the building which makes way for the newly launched Marbles Restaurant and some of the newly built bedrooms which will be on sale from May 2018.  The new staircase transforms the exterior and ties in the luxury spa with its appealing cladding and the new roof modernises the entire property. The introduction of the new restaurant and an additional newly built 18 bedrooms makes way for a huge expansion, allowing the hotel to cater for corporate, leisure and wedding business simultaneously with ease, comfort and professionalism.The award winning luxury spa has been an exceptional hit with locals and tourists, so much so that there are plans to extend the spa in the not too distant future.  Plans to introduce a modern ‘Hair Spa’ within the spa has been finalised just last week with a view to launch in June 2018. Carolynne Harrison, General Manager remarked that a luxury hair, nail & makeup space is the only thing their guests continually suggest. Carolynne said: “We run our hotel & spa with our guest’s pleasure and comfort in mind so if we hear it enough, then there is no doubt, it will be introduced.  I’m very excited at the prospect of spending the day at the spa and not having to leave, looking like I’ve just been at the spa,” she laughed.“There is nothing more luxurious than being pampered from head to toe, having your hair treated, blowdried and even having your makeup done!” Carolynne confirmed that it will be a salon that provides a full service in terms of cutting, colouring & hair spa treatments. She also added that they are in talks with various specialists in terms of hair loss solutions, hair extensions and even non invasive cosmetic procedures.Eibhlin Cannon, Spa Manager said she is very excited to have the expertise of Kelly McCarthy in the creation & launch of the salon, Kelly has owned and operated very successful salon’s in London which is sure to give us a real edge in the market.The extensive developments has resulted in numerous career openings at this award winning resort:Chef de PartieCommis ChefSenior Hair StylistTrainee Hair StylistHotel Events PorterPart Time HousekeeperFull & Part Time Hotel ReceptionistSpa TherapistTo apply, please email for an application form.Major Expansion and Recruitment Drive announced at Shandon Hotel & Spa was last modified: April 22nd, 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:Chef de PartieCommis ChefFull & Part Time Hotel ReceptionisthosptalityHotel Events PorterjobsPart Time HousekeeperSenior Hair StylistShandon Hotel and SpaSpa TherapistTrainee Hair StylistVacancieslast_img read more

Celtic track World Cup ace, Rangers’ defender bid, Man United starlet to Hearts?

first_imgAberdeen have slapped a £10million price tag on Scotland centre-back Scott McKenna, who is wanted by English Championship clubs Hull City and Swansea City. (Daily Record)Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has suffered a blow with Celtic target John McGinn, 23, reportedly keen to leave Easter Road to join the Premiership champions. (The Herald)The Hoops are ready to offer Mikey Johnston to Hibs on loan to seal a deal for the Scotland midfielder McGinn, having had an improved bid of £2million rejected. (Daily Record)The Edinburgh club aren’t the only side interested in 19-year-old winger Johnston, with Aberdeen and St Mirren also keeping tabs on his situation at Celtic Park. (Daily Record)Meanwhile, it is claimed St Mirren are already in talks with the Bhoys over the loan signing of Johnston. (Scottish Sun) REVEALED Celtic and Newcastle are keeping tabs on Uruguay’s World Cup star Giorgian De Arrascaeta. Several European clubs are said to be interested in the Cruzeiro playmaker after he helped steer his country to the quarter-finals in Russia. The 24-year-old is reportedly valued at £18million. (The Sun)Liverpool and Newcastle have joined Celtic in the chase for young Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, after the 16-year-old impressed in a trial with the Parkhead club. (The Scotsman)Rangers have seen an improved bid of £3million for Millwall defender Jake Cooper rejected by the English Championship side, who insist the 23-year-old is not for sale. (The Scotsman)Gers boss Steven Gerrard is already plotting a third bid for Cooper, but will turn his attention to Blackpool’s Curtis Tilt should Millwall refuse to do business. (Scottish Sun)Celtic want to tie Dedryck Boyata down to a new deal and are planning new contract with the Belgium international as soon as he returns from his post-World Cup break. (Daily Record) Hearts are hoping to bring Manchester United left-back Demetri Mitchell back to the club on loan this summer, but will have to wait after the 21-year-old flew out for the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of the United States. (Daily Record) 3 RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Hearts target Demetri Mitchell is currently in the USA with Manchester United St Mirren have also targeted Rangers right-back Lee Hodson, who has been told he is surplus to requirements at Ibrox. (Scottish Sun)The Buddies could also land former Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes on a free transfer, although the 29-year-old is also wanted by Shamrock Rovers. (Scottish Sun)Rotherham United defender Dominic Ball is set to return to Aberdeen for a second loan spell this season. (Scottish Sun) IN DEMAND Here’s a round-up of all the big Scottish football stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Hibernian’s Scotland international John McGinn is wanted by Celtic Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LATEST moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer gossip on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgARDARA GAA club has paid a moving tribute to Tomás Maguire today on its website comes as police and the coroner in Western Australia complete their inquiries into his death.Mr Maguire was 24. He died when the truck he was driving crashed on Monday morning as he was doing an errand on the farm where he worked. The GAA club’s article is reproduced here:CLG Ard an Ratha and indeed the entire extended community of South West Donegal is this week trying to come to terms with the loss of one of its most popular and special possessions, Tomás Maguire.Tomás (24), who had only recently departed to Australia, died on Tuesday morning when the Holden Rodeo pick up truck he was driving rolled over in Wickepin, about 214km south-east of Perth.Since news of the tragedy broke, tributes have poured in via his Facebook page from those who knew him both at home and abroad. A supremely talented athlete, it was on the GAA field where he excelled. As well as his native Ardara, he also starred for Donegal Boston a few short years ago and many of the posts to his social site are from pals he made stateside.  He was a ball of mischievous banter, but there was never any malice in his fun and it was never at anyone else’s expense… he truly was a great friend to the masses.Tenacious, determined, and to borrow someone else’s words this week, “he possessed the heart of a lion”. For a young man, he didn’t suffer fools and he called it how he saw it, honestly and to the point.He was a natural – in terms of athletic base and the ability to just roll up and deliver each and every game he turned out for his club – he was second to none. Such was his talent, the Donegal management team of Jim McGuinness and Rory Gallagher were keen to get him involved in their set-up earlier this year. But his thirst for adventure and new experiences was always going to win that tug-o-war.Tomás enjoyed himself too, no doubt. And he was always the centre of attention during the many sessions and get-togethers with family and friends over the years. Even when his stories weren’t as humorous as he thought (which wasn’t very often), you still ended up buckled over in convulsions as he attempted to get the words out through his own fits of hysterics!Whenever the players were verbally chastised for any weekend overindulgences by the managers of various Ardara sides down through the years, Tomás, with fag in mouth and a wink of the eye, was the only one relishing the punishment that was sure to follow on the way out the door and on to the training field. Having played little or no organised soccer as a youngster, he decided to turn out for nearby Eany Celtic last season. Immediately, he caught the eye of manager Denis Gorman and trainer Declan Boyle who knew straight away that they’d stumbled upon a gem.Ninety minutes up and down the line was a doddle to him, and it made you wonder what he could have achieved on that alternative field of play had he warmed to it at an earlier juncture.This is a huge blow to so many and it’s hard to comprehend at this moment, that we’ll never see that cheeky grin again, or, in this life time at least.To his parents, Eunan and Eileen, brothers Eunan and Darryl, and sisters, Tara and Claire and to family and many friends, CLG Ard an Ratha expresses its deepest sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. ARDARA GAA CLUB PAYS MOVING TRIBUTE TO TOMAS MAGUIRE was last modified: June 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:ARDARA GAA CLUB PAYS MOVING TRIBUTE TO TOMAS MAGUIRETomás Maguirelast_img read more


first_imgThe identical twin sister of missing Mary Boyle has pleaded with Gardai to keep her informed of developments in the hunt for her missing sibling.Mary BoyleThe plea comes after a man was arrested but released without charge in connection with the six year old’s disappearance.But Ann Boyle says Gardai never informed her about the arrest of sex offender Brian McMahon, 64. Ann says the first thing she knew about a possible breakthrough in the case was when she took a call form a reporter.“She said “I got a shock. I just couldn’t believe it.“This as the first arrest in the case ad I was hearing on the news that it was a major development. I was totally blown away.“I would have thought Gardai, who tipped of journalists in advance, could have phoned me “I was devastated by that. She was my sister, my twin and I was the last one to know. The whole country knew before I did,” she said.Ann said that a cold case team who revisited the case of missing Mary in 2009, too a statement form her in which she tried to remember as much detail as possible.“I heard nothing from the Garda since, absolutely nothing.“Then this happens this week and I feel totally abandoned,” she added.  MARY’S TWIN SISTER PLEADS WITH GARDAI TO KEEP HER INFORMED OF CASE was last modified: October 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glenswillyMichael MurphyNaomh Conailllast_img read more

Fall festival returns

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale’s 20th annual Fall Festival opens today in a new location and with more entertainment. Headlining will be Southern rock band .38 Special at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by a stage show called “Illumination” at 7:15 p.m. and a new fireworks show at 7:45 p.m. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the newly enlarged Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Singers, bands, dancers and other entertainers will perform on 11 stages. Acts slated to perform both days include The Beach Toys, Mariachi Divas, Nuns for Fun, Boulevard Knights, Alturas, Kids of Rock Theatre, LA Salsa Kids, Flying Lindy Hoppers, Antelope Valley College Jazz Ensemble and The Billies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A children’s area, Target’s Magical Experience for Children, will include live acts, rides and interactive activities. Other returning features include the High Desert Medical Group Health Expo, with free flu shots to visitors age 62 or older and people with chronic health problems; a farmers market; and arts and crafts. Admission is $7 for adults, and $3 for seniors 55 and over, children ages 6 to 12 and military with ID. Children will receive four free ride tickets with gate admission. Children age 5 and under will be admitted free. A two-day adult pass is available for $12. Parking is free. last_img read more