Pasadena Unified Superintendent Issues Second, Detailed Message to Parents About Coronavirus

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Just a day after issuing a statement notifying Pasadena Unified parents that the city’s health department has declared a public health emergency because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, the District Superintendent Brian McDonald sent the PUSD community a second, more detailed message about the virus’s impact, reproduced below: EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Dear Parent/Guardian:The health and wellbeing of students and staff are always my top priorities.Both Los Angeles County and Pasadena have declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At the time of this writing, there are 11 known cases of the coronavirus in the county. There are no known significant exposures to the general public.According to the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH), we can expect more confirmed cases in the near future. The focus continues to be on preventing the spread of the illness by following basic sanitary practices.It’s a good time for all of us to become prepared, but not to panic.At PUSD, we’re monitoring the situation on a daily basis and have taken precautionary measures. Please know that we are taking additional steps to support prevention through ongoing review of health and handwashing protocols with students and cleaning of surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as bathrooms, countertops, doorknobs, and faucet handles.There currently are no school closures. DPH will work with schools to assess and determine, on a case by case basis, if a school needs to dismiss or close. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an individual who has been at school, it is not an automatic reason for school dismissal or closure. DPH will make the determination.Please continue to take all possible precautions to help reduce the risk of spreading germs to others. These include the following recommendations from public health officials:• Stay home and away from others if you have a mild illness (with a fever of 100°F or above).• #1 prevention method is frequent handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used. Use of soap and water is best.• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.• Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.• Face masks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.• Get the flu vaccine if you have not done so this season. It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. Being protected against the flu will decrease the number of people using healthcare resources and allow resources to be available for people who may have COVID-19.DPH states there is no current need for significant “social distancing” measures in LA County and the individual risk for contracting COVID-19 remains low for most individuals. However, DPH encourages everyone to make personal preparations now that include:• Having an ample supply of essentials at home (including water, food, hygiene, medications, and pet food).• Practicing simple strategies that limit your exposure to others who may be ill (such as verbal salutations in place of handshakes and hugs, not sharing utensils, cups and linens).Lastly, it is important that we do not act out of fear, but rather focus on treating everyone in our community with kindness. Kindness is a part of our school culture and I know that we will continue to support an environment in which all students, staff, and families feel welcome. Be aware of misinformation surrounding the coronavirus.You can get the most accurate information on the DPH website here and at the Pasadena Public Health Department here.Thank you for your support of our school community.Sincerely,Brian McDonald, Ed.DSuperintendent Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education Pasadena Unified Superintendent Issues Second, Detailed Message to Parents About Coronavirus From PUSD Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 7:34 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Press release: Jail for man who sexually abused Worcestershire teen

first_imgA man who sexually abused a 14 year old boy has been jailed today after the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, referred his sentence to the Court of Appeal for being too low.Gerard Francis Drew, 46 at the time of the offending (now 64), returned to his Redditch home where a friend and the victim were drinking. Drew and his friend are both hearing impaired, and had a conversation in sign language which the victim could not understand. The two then proceeded to sexually assault the victim for around an hour.Drew was originally sentenced at Hereford Crown Court in July, where he was given 2 years imprisonment suspended for 2 years. Today, after the Attorney General’s referral, the Court of Appeal found that the decision to suspend the sentence was unduly lenient, and that the sentence ought to be 2 years immediate imprisonment.Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General said:“Sexual abuse is one of the most psychologically damaging things that can happen to a person, especially during their formative years. It is important that we send a clear message to offenders like Drew that crimes of this nature will not be tolerated.”last_img read more

VRA, VGA join forces on new legislation to end credit card company abuses

first_imgThe Vermont Retail Association and the Vermont Grocers Association have been working intensively with the Vermont legislature to draft and enact into law a new bill that will prohibit current abusive practices by credit card companies. The opponents call the proposed legislation, among other things, unworkable, a “sweetheart deal” for so-called big box stores, require consumers to always carry cash while opening them up to bait-and-switch schemes.Key elements of the new bill:· Prohibit the card companies (Visa & MasterCard) from centrally fixing the prices of interchange fees.· Prohibit card companies from fining or penalizing merchants for their pricing displays.· End the “honor-all-cards” rule which requires merchants to accept every type of card the companies issue, regardless of the cost to the merchant.· Allow merchants to set minimum and/or maximum transaction amounts without being fined or penalized by the companies.· Allow merchants to determine which business locations will, and will not, accept cards, without being fined or penalized by the companies.Noted Tasha Wallis, Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association, “This proposed legislation has significant implications for merchants nationwide. We expect the card companies to vigorously oppose any law that limits their ability to impose unreasonable penalties on merchants.”Jim Harrison, President of the Vermont Grocers Association, added, “These companies are notorious for abuses against individual cardholders, and they treat business owners the same way. This legislation will bring much-needed restraint to an out-of-control industry.”Both Wallis and Harrison acknowledged their appreciation for the support from Senate leadership and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for this initiative that will help both consumers and Vermont merchants.Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, joined by Majority Leader John Campbell, Judiciary Chairman Richard Sears and Assistant Minority Leader Kevin Mullin, jointly announced the legislation.“Almost every Vermont family and store owner has a story to tell about one of the major credit card companies charging them exorbitant and unfair fees or leveraging unjust fines,” said Senator Peter Shumlin. “This legislation aims to help the Vermont consumer and store owner by prohibiting these abusive practices.”This amendment will be included in S.138, An Act Relating to Credit Card Fees, currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.Meanwhile, the Electronic Payments Coalition has issued the attached one-page backgrounder on the proposed amendment, along with the following statement:”This proposed amendment is an egregious assault on Vermont consumer protection laws. Shoppers at big box retailers would be left vulnerable to bait and switch pricing schemes, discriminated against at the register based on the card in their wallet, and forced to carry around cash at all times.  Moreover, the amendment language ignores the facts of the global electronic payments system that connects tens of thousands of card issuers, millions of merchants and billions of cardholders, with proposals that are simply unworkable.  This is a ‘sweetheart deal’ for big-box retailers who don’t want to pay their fair share for a service that brings them higher profits, more customers and guaranteed payment – and want their customers to pick up the tab instead.”The Electronic Payments Coalition released today a document detailing the anti-consumer protection measures detailed in the proposed amendment.  This document follows this statement.The Vermont Legislature’s proposed amendment on interchange would…Leave Vermont consumers vulnerable and unprotected against deceptive, bait-and-switch advertising.This interchange amendment would eliminate important consumer protections on how merchants are allowed to advertise their prices – restrictions that are in place expressly to protect consumers. This would allow big-box retailers to promise one low price, and then charge more – potentially a lot more – when the customer reaches the cash register. Consumers would be left unprotected, forced to pay the demanded price regardless of what was advertised – and giant retailers would profit unjustly from their dishonest schemes.Leave consumers exposed to surprise check-out fees at the register, with no advance warning.By removing the important consumer protections against deceptive advertising, this amendment would make it easier for merchants to impose surcharges, or check-out fees, at the register. Merchants are already allowed, both by card network contracts and by federal law, to offer cash discounts to their customers. Merchants, must, however, be clear as to the real pricing in advertising – otherwise, customers would effectively be surcharged at the register if they pay with a card.Allow merchants to discriminate against certain cardholders.Imagine getting to the front of a long line at a giant retail store, only to discover that the store doesn’t accept your alma mater’s credit card – or the card that donates a few cents of every purchase to your favorite charity or to your own rewards points. This legislation would allow giant retailers to discriminate against certain cardholders with no advance warning, leaving them stranded at the cash register without the freedom to choose whatever payment type they prefer.Force consumers to carry cash.This amendment would allow merchants to set minimum and maximum transaction amounts for all debit, credit and charge card transactions, permitting them to reject a customer’s card. Consumers would be forced to carry cash in order to avoid being stranded with no way to pay for the check at the end of a meal, or a necessary purchase at a convenience store.Favor the market power of big box retailers over mom and pop stores.One of the amendment’s provisions would prohibit card payment networks like Visa and MasterCard from setting “default” interchange rates. These default rates are the go-to rates between the tens of thousands of banks and credit unions that issue cards, and the thousands of banks and card processors that offer card acceptance services to merchants – absent any other arrangement. Without a default, each merchant bank would have to individually negotiate a separate interchange rate with each of tens of thousands of card issuers – clearly an advantage for a large retailer and its bank over a mom and pop store. For example, if a small business owner has a customer who wants to make a major purchase using a card from their local community bank – but that bank is not one with which a rate has been pre-arranged – then the purchase cannot take place, and the small business loses that customer. Default interchange rates have been repeatedly proven as not only perfectly legal, but actually essential to a functioning electronic payments system. This provision ignores the reality of that unbroken line of case law and experience to provide a sweetheart deal for big-box retailers, at the expense of mom and pop stores.About Electronic Payments CoalitionThe Electronic Payments Coalition (EPC) includes credit unions, banks, and payment card networks that move electronic payments quickly and securely between millions of merchants and millions of consumers across the globe.  EPC’s goal is to protect the value, innovation, convenience and competition in today’s growing electronic payments system.  EPC educates policymakers, consumers, and the media on the system’s role economic growth, and the importance of protecting consumer choice and stability for the continued growth of global commerce. is external)SOURCE Electronic Payments CoalitionSource: VRA. Shumlin’s office. Electronic Payments Coalition. 3.16.2010last_img read more

Maddison: Rodgers improving my all-round game

first_img Maddison believes his game has improved since Rodgers’ appointment last season. He told the Gary Newbon Sports Show: “I feel like a more all-rounded player now.Advertisement “I feel now playing as a No 8 in a 4-3-3, I feel much better defensively, much better tactically. read also:Ndidi better than N’Golo Kante, says James Maddison “He’s spent time teaching me the tactical side of the game. I think Brendan Rodgers really gets satisfaction from watching his players grow and learn and the better we become the happier it makes him. “He’s hard on us but nurtures us at the same time. I only feel like I’m better and stronger the more I work with him.” Leicester City ace, James Maddison, appreciates the management of Brendan Rodgers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Redshirt freshman Kingsbury brings championship experience to Orange

first_imgLaurie Kingsbury came to Syracuse with championship credentials.In 2010, Kingsbury was a member of the Canadian women’s U-18 national team that won the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s U-18 Championship in Chicago. Since joining the Orange, she’s continued to play at a high level.The redshirt freshman forward has at least one point in every game this season. In four games, she has three goals and three assists.Kingsbury grew up in Canada where hockey is by far the most popular sport. After watching her dad and brother play as a kid, Kingsbury decided she wanted to play as well.“My dad and my brother was playing first,” Kingsbury said. “I wanted to be like them.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe said her parents are very proud of her for working hard and pushing herself both in the World Championship and at Syracuse.Her favorite memory of playing hockey was representing her country at the 2010 World Championship in Chicago.“It felt awesome. Especially that we won,” Kingsbury said. “Before we went on the ice in overtime, it was magical.”During the second game of the season, Kingsbury scored against then-No. 10 Northeastern.“I had like 10 shots beforehand,” Kingsbury said. “It was such a relief and it felt good.”This past weekend, the team traveled to Penn State to play two games against a team that was playing its first home games ever. Kingsbury went off and scored two goals and two assists.“I was just hungry and angry,” Kingsbury said. “The team is playing really well, and without my teammates, it wouldn’t be possible.”Head coach Paul Flanagan said he has noticed Kingsbury’s quality of play and was glad she finally broke out.“It’s good to have a young player that is exhibiting consistency already this early in the season,” Flanagan said. “Her size and her strength is going to generate a lot of opportunities.”Flanagan cited the confidence Kingsbury gained over the weekend as beneficial to her success.“When she starts getting some goals, some results, that’s going to give her some confidence,” Flanagan said. “It’s really good to see the younger players stepping it up offensively.”Kingsbury has taken 29 shots, 12 more than any of her teammates. She took seven shots on Saturday and was able to net two in the Orange’s 4-0 win over the Nittany Lions.Sophomore forward Allie LaCombe said she has noticed the play of Kingsbury.“Kings was outstanding. We expected a lot of her coming out here,” LaCombe said. “She has definitely lived up to her expectations and exceeded them. I’m proud of her; she’s sick.”While Kingsbury has already represented her team twice at the national level, she said she hasn’t ruled out playing at the professional level.“I’m still thinking about it,” Kingsbury said. “It’s fun, I love hockey.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm Contact David: [email protected]last_img read more

Investigation: Body found on sidewalk in Miami neighborhood

first_imgAuthorities are currently investigating a the death of a man who was found deceased on the sidewalk of a Miami neighborhood.Not much as been released about the incident at this time, however, it was said that body was found Thursday just before 9:30 pm near the 17600 block of Northwest 27th.This is a developing story.last_img

Olympia’s Emergency Fire & Rescue Fleet Featured at the Hands On…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Hands On Children’s MuseumThe Hands On Children’s Museum, Washington’s award-winning youth museum, will launch Summer Splash! its third annual summer-long festival of fun this Saturday, June 23.  Each month the Festival includes headline events, fire and water adventures, live performers, unique activities and special guests—all designed to keep children engaged and learning throughout the summer when learning loss is at its peak.To kick-off the festival, Hands On will close the street adjacent to the Museum for the Fire Rescue Spectacular, a one-day special event in partnership with the Olympia Fire Department.Young visitors can meet local firefighters and climb aboard giant fire engines, see a fireboat in action, tour the Spray Gallery and participate in the Junior Firefighter challenge that includes a bucket brigade, the chance to spray a real fire hose, and a hose rolling relay. Kids can also enjoy free mini ice cream cones and meet Sparky the costumed fire dog.“Creating quality, interactive learning experiences is at the heart of everything we do,” says Patty Belmonte, the Museum’s Executive Director. “This summer we are thrilled to give children the chance to experience a rich array of art and science guests and activities–so that they can learn something new each time they visit.”A highlight of the summer-long festival is the Riveropolis traveling exhibit featured for the first time in the Northwest July 19-August 17. The 35-foot moving river inspires endless investigation and experimentation. At nearby tinkering stations, children can build bridges and boats and use natural materials to explore how water works.The Museum of Glass Hot Shop, a mobile glassblowing studio, will be featured at Hands On August 9-11. Visitors can watch live glassmaking demonstrations by master glass artists and learn how molten glass can be shaped. Children can create their own glass inspired Shrinky Dink sculptures at a nearby activity station.Other event highlights include the Cork Boat Regatta July 19-22 and Aug.15-17, a live Canoe Carving Demonstration July 20 with Taylor Krise from the Squaxin Island Tribe, and exciting Stilts and Fire Spinning performances July 28 & August 18. The Rock Wall climb will be on site Aug. 1-4. Kids can Meet a Mermaid Aug. 11, make and cook in a solar oven during Solar Days Aug. 18 & 19, and explore a T-28 vintage airplane on loan from the Olympic Museum of Flight Aug. 22 & 23. The Giant Sand Castle will be featured all summer for painting daily, and Mud Pie Mondays will be offered every week. For a full schedule of Festival events and activities, visit Splash! activities are free to the public with Museum admission or membership. EBT cardholders get free and reduced admission daily. The Museum also offers free admission to all from 5 to 9 p.m. on the First Fridays of each month.last_img read more

$2 Million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Grade I) – Notes Thursday November 3, 2016

first_imgForever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s homebred multiple Grade I winner Forever Unbridled left Barn 59 at 5:30 a.m. and galloped an easy 1 1/4m under the watchful gaze of trainer Dallas Stewart. Stewart will try to win his second Breeders’ Cup Distaff with a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, having landed his lone World Championships victory with Roger Devenport’s Unbridled Elaine in 2001 at Belmont Park. I’m a Chatterbox – The 4yo Munnings filly I’m a Chatterbox, ridden by her trainer Larry Jones, went to the track at 7:50 a.m. for an easy 1m gallop and then visited the paddock for the third straight day.Jones is seeking his first Breeders’ Cup victory, but did found success with two other fillies he brought to the event. In 2007, Proud Spell finished second in the Juvenile Fillies before winning the Kentucky Oaks the next spring and in 2011, Havre de Grace finished fourth against the males in the Breeders’ Cup Classic en route to Horse of the Year honors. When asked how I’m a Chatterbox stacked up against those two fillies, Jones replied, “She’s always been an overachiever. She was overlooked at the sales, maybe because she was from the first crop of Munnings and her dam hadn’t produced much. But, she always tries so hard and definitely matches up to them.”The only time I’m a Chatterbox was worse than second this year was when she was fourth behind Cavorting in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in late August. She then was a dominant winner of the Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in her last race.“If there was a bias that day at Saratoga, it definitely worked against us,” Jones said. “No one was going to catch the winner. We feel our filly has only gotten better since then. But, this is tough race. There’s going to a Grade 1 winner finishing sixth in here.” Beholder – Champion 6yo mare Beholder went to the track at 7 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile over the main track in preparation for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.“She’s feeling great, really moving good across the track,” said regular exercise rider Janeen Painter, who was in the irons. “She’s been really focused, behaving herself well, so I think she is ready to give her best shot.”Before the main track opened, Painter reflected on her time with the two-time Breeders’ Cup heroine and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder.“I galloped her a little bit at 2, mostly at late 4, 5 and 6. She’s much bigger and stronger that we ever thought she would be. When she came in her 4-year-old year, wow. You could see how much she had developed during the time she had off. ”Painter recalls the 2015 Pacific Classic as her favorite Beholder moment. “Of course the Pacific Classic, that was pretty special. The Kentucky Oaks race, that was a great race too, even though she ran second that is up there too. I get excited every time she runs and I know she runs her heart out every time she runs. You can’t say that about every single racehorse there is, but she does, she gives it 100 percent.”Asked about how he wanted see the Distaff unfold, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said, “My job is just looking to see if there’s anything wrong. Everything is right, right now, so my job is to see if there is anything wrong between here and there. Hopefully, I am not going to find it or there is nothing to find.”Hall of Fame jockey  Gary Stevens, who rode Beholder to victory in the 2013 Distaff at Santa Anita, expressed happiness with his Distaff post position (post eight), and also pointed out the 2015 Pacific Classic as his favorite Beholder memory.“The Pacific Classic is my favorite Beholder moment. She beat the boys, it was a huge race and very memorable,” Stevens said.“On paper, this is the best Distaff I’ve ridden in, but I can go back to 1988 with a great filly and a great mare in Winning Colors and Personal Ensign, I’ve been in some good Distaffs before. I don’t want to take anything away from years past, as I’ve said before, Beholder is the best horse I have ever ridden.” Songbird – Now just a little over 24 hours away from the year’s filly and mare championship-deciding race of the year, the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer watched his prized pupil, 6-5 morning line choice Songbird, walk in front of his barn.“You really can’t plan for how to run the race, because the moment the gates open, it could all change,” he said.  “We know she can go to the front or sit off the pace; we’re comfortable with her versatility.  This really becomes a riders’ race so you need to have confidence in your jockey.  Mike (Smith) has ridden her in all of her starts and knows her very well.”Added the hall-of-fame conditioner, “She’s been so consistent, I really can’t pick out one race that really stands out.  With her, they’re all special.  But she was really good in her last start in Pennsylvania (the Cotillion Stakes) and she’s even better now.”Songbird went to the track for the final time Thursday morning in advance of Friday’s Distaff, galloping 1m under Edgar Rodriguez.  The Kentucky bred is scheduled for a schooling session in the paddock after Thursday’s first race. Stellar Wind – Stellar Wind went through her usual 5 a.m. routine of standing quietly before a 1 1/2m gallop Thursday.“She’ll school in the paddock between races this afternoon,” trainer John Sadler said.Sadler is undecided about what Stellar Wind will do Friday morning, the day of the race.“She might jog, or she might just walk,” Sadler said.Asked what it would take for Stellar Wind to win, Sadler said: “She needs a good trip. I don’t know what that trip is, but just a nice, smooth one and she should do well.” Land Over Sea – Land Over Sea was joined by Team O’Neill Breeders’ Cup entrants Ralis (Turf), Gomo (Filly and Mare Sprint) and Term of Art (Juvenile) for morning gallops leading up to the two-day Breeders’ Cup Championships at Santa Anita.Trainer Doug O’Neill, who watched the stablemates’ exercises from the apron at mid-stretch said, referring specifically to Land Over Sea, “She’s been second to Songbird on three occasions and was runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks. So, despite her long odds, we feel like she deserves this chance, especially here on her home track.”Obviously having watching ample amounts of pre-election coverage, O’Neill added with a smile, “However, our path to victory might require us turning red states blue and blue states red.” Corona Del Inca – The 5yo Luhuk mare strolled to an easy gallop one lap around the main track at 7:45 a.m. Uruguayan jockey Pablo Falero, a legend in his native country and in Argentina, was in the irons.“For me, it is a great honor to be here, and is a very important commitment and a life-long dream,” Falero said about his first Breeders’ Cup participation.Corona Del Inca earned an automatic berth into the Distaff after annexing the Gran Premio Criadores by the smallest of margins at Palermo on May 1.Curalina – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina galloped 1 1/4m at Santa Anita Thursday in preparation for Friday’s Distaff, which will be her first start since finishing second in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga Aug. 27.“We felt like if we were going to take our best shot at the Breeders’ Cup, bypassing the Spinster and the Beldame like we did last year with (2015 Distaff winner) Stopchargingmaria was the correct approach for her,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “She does run well fresh. It takes a lot of discipline to pass up the Beldame or the Spinster, races like that where you’d be favored or certainly one of the favorites.”last_img read more

Buncrana woman celebrates 100th birthday – Picture Special

first_imgOne of Buncrana’s most popular figures was celebrated last weekend as Mrs Maureen Farren marked her 100th Birthday. Maureen is a long-standing resident of Grianan Park and a mother of four to Charlie, Bethan, Anne and Bridgeen.Friends and family turned out to celebrate the special day with a birthday tea at the Lake of Shadows Hotel in the Inishowen town. The Buncrana parish also marked Mrs Farren birthday with a papal blessing and a Benemerenti medal at the 9am mass on Sunday last.Buncrana woman celebrates 100th birthday – Picture Special was last modified: September 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hiddink: Do not go over the top

first_imgGuus Hiddink played down the significance of Chelsea’s 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace – their first win since the Dutchman took charge.The Blues have endured a dismal season so far but looked back to their best at Selhurst Park, where Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa scored.But Hiddink told Sky Sports: “Do not go over the top. It is the first win after a worrying period with two draws so the team desperately needed the win – and it was convincing.“Everyone knows we have a lot of quality in our team, but sometimes champions have a tendency to be complacent and it can be difficult to get back and then we wonder why we were champions.“There is a long way to go. Mathematically the possibility of the Champions League is still there. The league is so strong but as long as we play like we did today I will be happy.”Skipper John Terry said: “This was the Chelsea of last year. The football was first class and we kept the ball in tough conditions.“A new year, a new start. We just have to keep winning games now. Guus has been great since he has come in.“If we can put together a run of games hopefully we can go a long way.”More reaction from Selhurst Park to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more