Tony Becca | The black power in sport

first_img THE ‘BROWN BOMBER’ Made for black people Williams sisters in tennis Once upon a time, when the masters of the world were lily white, and when, if you were black, you were told to get in the back, or something like that, the men who played sports and who were crowned champions in sports and celebrated as the greatest were also all white. Those who were not white men – like Jack Johnson, the black man who was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the early 1900s, and Jim Thorpe, the American Indian who was hailed as the greatest athlete the world had ever seen and who won the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games before he was stripped of the medals – were few and quite far between and were treated with scant respect bordering on ridicule. It was such that during my time as a little boy, when men like Wally Hammond and Don Bradman in cricket, Stan Matthews and Ferenc Puskas in football, Jack Nicholas and Arnold Palmer in golf, Jack Dempsey and Rocky Marciano in boxing, Rod Laver and John Newcombe in tennis, Lindy Remigino, Bobby Morrow, and company in track and field, ruled the roost. I almost believed not only that sport was the white man’s playground, but that black men could not play sport. The problem was that when I was a child, I thought as a child. When I became a teenager, however, I thought as a teenager, and when I heard about black men like George Headley and Learie Constantine challenging white men like Bradman and Hammond, when I read where Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint, George Rhoden, and Les Laing beat the world, I began to think differently. And when I became a man and saw people like Sonny Ramadhin and Alfred Valentine, Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Clyde Walcott, Vijay Manjrekar, Polly Umrigar, and Subhash Gupte on the cricket field, I realised that black men could play sport, and given the opportunity, or taking the opportunity, they could play as well or better than white men, as is the case today. Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber’ who destroyed Max Schmeling and flattened Billy Conn, Ezzard Charles, and Jersey Joe Walcott of boxing fame, started the charge, and so did men like Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron of baseball fame; Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe of tennis; Jesse Owens, Willye White, and Wilma Rudolph of Olympic fame; the West Indies cricketers, who surprised England and the world in 1950; and the Indian cricketers. In contrast to when I was a child and all the stars were white, and all the records, or world records, were held by whites, today, almost all the stars are black men and women and the records, or almost all of them, in most sports, are held by blacks. In fact, today, from around 1950 or so, blacks are now seated in the front row of sports achievements. Starting with Ramadhin and Valentine, Worrell, Weekes, and Walcott, and others such as Allan Rae and Gerry Gomez of cricket, black men have been going from strength to strength. The champions and top performers in almost every sport, in the four corners of the Earth, are black men. In football, there are men like PelÈ and Garrincha; Maradona and Eusebio; John Barnes; and others like Roger Milla, Samuel Eto’o, Jay-Jay Okocha – The African Maradona; Asamoah Gyan, Didier Drogba; and a host of others from Africa. In tennis, there are the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena; in golf, there are Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods; in basketball, there are Michael Johnson, Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and LeBron James, Cheryll Miller and Lisa Leslie and a whole lot of others; in baseball, there are men like Reggie Jackson, Ernie Banks, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and David ‘Big Papa’ Ortiz and many others; and in boxing, there are such greats as Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraser, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns. Marvin Hagler, and Jamaica’s Michael McCallum. In cricket, there are men like Garry Sobers, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan; and in track and field you have men and women like Jim Hines, John Carlos, Don Quarrie, Hasely Crawford, Asafa Powell, Mo Farah, and Usain Bolt; Jackie Jonyer-Kersee, Cathy Freeman, Gail Devers, Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and now, Elaine Thompson. Blacks are now visible in sports like motor-racing, with Lewis Hamilton, showjumping, ice-skating and bobsleigh, and gymnastics, but it is in sports like basketball, football, and track and field that they are most dominant. In many ways, it is like these sports were made for black people. An Olympics 100 metre race, men or women, or a 10,000 metre race, men or women, would leave one to wonder what has happened to men like Remigino and Morrow, or men like Emile Zatopek, LasseViren, or Vladimir Kuts, and also to women like Fanny Blankers-Koen. Times have changed. Time was when Robinson and his kind were barred from participating in baseball because of the colour of their skin, and when one like Tidye Pickett was barred from the 1930 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, also because of her colour. Today, as we remember those times with the celebration of Black History Month, it can be said, boldly and without fear, that black sportsmen and sportswomen now rule the world in many sports and that in Jamaica, there are quite a few of them, including Elaine Thompson, the fastest woman in the world, and Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet and of all time.last_img read more

Amidst Increasing Ebola Deaths Rates in New Georgia Saah Joseph Wants ‘Ebola Testing Center’…

first_imgMontserrado County’s District # 13 Representative, Saah Joseph, is appealing to the Ministry of Heath and Social Welfare and the Ebola Task Force to erect an ‘Ebola Testing Center’ in the Township of New Georgia amidst the increasing rate of Ebola deaths in his district.Rep. Joseph said besides the about 27 calls he had received about Ebola cases (deaths), a recent case had been discovered in the New Georgia Estate’s Sign Board Community, where two persons had died and four suspected of having the virus.The Montserrado County Representative made the statement yesterday during a program where the New Georgia’s Sign Board Block ‘A’ Community Youths expressed their interest to join in the sensitization against the deadly Ebola virus.The CDC Representative has two ambulances and has been graded as the premier politician who has indisputably committed to save lives amidst the outbreak of Ebola.Besides Rep. Joseph being the owner of the ambulances, he sometime drives the ambulance and  many times appealed to and negotiated with hospital authorities to accept patients.The repair of the Somalia Drive road and the provision of food and cash to the quarantined West Pointers are his latest initiatives.During  Wednesday’s program, the Youth Chairman, Kamboe T. Sneh, hailed Rep. Joseph for his heroic fight against Ebola and stated this his two ambulances have been immensely helpful in saving lives.He presented a budget in the tone of US$2,280 for  Ebola awareness and clean-up campaigns.“Like me use this time again to reiterate my unflinching support to the fight against Ebola and let it be known that our fight should not be telling Liberians Ebola is real again,” Rep. Joseph said. “Because the many deaths is sufficient evidence that Ebola is real.  Let us  preach the message of prevention and how we can kick this virus from the country.”He added: “I want to say since you are the only group to come out and say you want to help, I promise to also support the New Georgia Block ‘A’ Community Youths.”But Rep. Joseph’s plea for  the erection of the Ebola Testing Center came as his surprise because his first request was an erection of an Ebola Unit and then a health center to treat uncommon illnesses.Meanwhile, it may be recalled that on Sunday, some angry residents of ‘Block D’ in New Georgia Estate, specifically behind the Market emphatically rejected an appeal from their Representative to erect a health center in their area for the treatment of ‘common sicknesses.’ They feared that it might later be transformed into an Ebola Unit.The fuming residents snubbed Representative Saah Joseph during a mass meeting on the containment and prevention of the deadly Ebola virus in their community and the tackling of non-Ebola sicknesses, which are causing deaths due to the refusal of patients in Hospitals for fear of the Ebola virus.Statistics show that about 18 persons have been confirmed dead between the New Georgia Junction to New Georgia Estate, but the recent disclosure from Rep. Joseph summed it to 20 persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

What Ellen Should Tell Obama

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is due to meet United States President Barrack Obama on Friday.  She had been scheduled to attend Obama’s Africa Summit several months ago, but the devastating spread of Ebola in Liberia at the time prevented her.  Vice President Joseph N. Boakai represented her at that meeting.Now that she is scheduled to meet the U.S. leader this Friday, the first thing she should tell him is a BIG Thank You for the great help he gave in boldly deploying over 3000 troops to Liberia to build Ebola Treatment Units throughout the country and undertake other initiatives to help us fight Ebola.  The American troops, along with the efforts of the Chinese, the European Union, Germans, Norwegians, Nigerians and many other partners, made a great impact and soon the virus was effectively contained.The President will then brief her US counterpart on how she gallantly led Liberians in the combat against this most terrible health crisis in our history.  We are positive that President Obama will highly commend her on this heroic feat and pledge further assistance in dealing a final blow to the pandemic.There are two other most important items on the President’s agenda at the White House.  The first is post-Ebola recovery.  She should have no difficulty raising this highly critical issue, because the Americans have already pledged to help us rebuild our healthcare delivery system.  This newspaper has been urging the President and her government to develop a roadmap that will present a comprehensive plan about the nation’s most important health and medical needs.  The first among these is to rehabilitate all of the existing medical institutions around the country, beginning with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.  There are hospitals in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Kakata, Margibi  County, Suacoco and Gbarnga, Bong County, Ganta, Sanniquellie and Tappita, Nimba County, Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Harper, Maryland County, Greenville, Sinoe County, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Zorzor, Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya, Lofa County.  All of these hospitals need to be rehabilitated and reequipped. But there are other counties where no hospitals exist.  These include River Gee, Grand Kru and River Cess.  They, too, need hospitals.In addition to hospitals, there is an urgent need for health centers within all our counties, since many people in the nation’s interior heartland have to walk for miles to the capital seeking medical attention.  These journeys could be drastically shortened with the establishing of health centers spread over each county.  Such an initiative would drastically cut pre and postnatal casualties and raise Liberia’s health index.Then there is the whole business of training, beginning with the University of Liberia’s Faculty of Health Sciences that includes the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA), the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and the West African Post-Graduate College that aims at training medical specialists of all kinds.          We were surprised to learn that no one from the Ministry of Health accompanied the President to Washington.We did discover later that Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah had traveled to Brussels for Ellen’s March 3 meeting with the European Union. But surely before the President reaches Brussels, she must get the firm commitment of President Obama, the American government and people to help us rebuild our healthcare delivery system.There is, finally, the burning issue of Liberia’s post-Ebola economic recovery.  The pandemic hit the Liberian economy very hard, reducing our growth rate from nearly six percent to 0.4 percent.  America is the world’s biggest economy and richest country.  Liberia is also America’s oldest and most reliable African friend.Here is an excellent opportunity to give Liberia a Marshall Plan-like initiative that will set this beleaguered nation on the path to real development and prosperity.  America will benefit from it, for it will assure other African nations that the USA is a partner on which they can truly depend.  If they can do it for Liberia, Africans will say, “they can do it for us.”It will once again confirm the ancient dictum (truism): “Charity begins at home.”  There is no place in the entire African continent where Americans feel more at home than in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Schmeichel: Man United haven’t taken a gamble with Falcao

first_imgManchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes signing Radamel Falcao on loan was a shrewd bit of business from the club, despite the striker’s recent injury woes.The Red Devils finally announced a deal for the Colombia star in the early hours of Tuesday morning, having approached French side Monaco on transfer deadline day.There is no question of the quality the 28-year-old brings to the struggling 20-time Premier League champions, with prolific goalscoring records in France as well as previous clubs Atletico Madrid and Porto, however, question marks have been raised over the striker’s long-term fitness.Falcao has recently returned from a serious injury that ruled him out of the summer’s World Cup, and the six months he spent on the sidelines wasn’t the first long-term lay-off of his career.But Schmeichel believes United haven’t taken a risk with the frontman, insisting securing his services on loan with the later option of a permanent switch was a wise move by the club.“I don’t think it is a gamble,” the former goalkeeper told Drivetime.“They didn’t pay a transfer fee for him, it’s a one-year loan deal and they can assess him in that year before they decide whether to buy him or not. If he stays injury free then surely they’ll take the option.“I think it’s a clever bit a business from the club, he’s a world class player and, while I appreciate the injuries he’s had, don’t forget that much of the build-up to the World Cup was about him.“People were so excited to see Falcao and Colombia play and so many thought they had a great chance to win the World Cup because of him. They ended up doing so well without him, but imagine how far they would have got with him in the team.”Much has been made of United’s absence from Europoean competition for the first time in 24 years this season, but Schmeichel doesn’t think that would have put Falcao off a move to Old Trafford.Asked if he was surprised by the striker’s willingness to give up Champions League football to move to United, he added: “Not really.“If you think about the injuries he has had recently, not having to play in Champions League football gives him that time to rest between matches.“If he can stay injury free for a year he can recuperate and be stronger, and after a successful campaign, if United get back into the Champions League, he can continue from there.“I think it’s a clever move for both United and Falcao in that respect.“He’s come to a big club and he knows it will be a challenge for him there, but if he can be one of the players who actually turned the team’s fortunes around, that in itself will give him a lot the satisfaction.“That’s what the top players are looking for, to get satisfaction for your efforts.” 1 New Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao last_img read more

‘Abawa’ offers Kim more goalkeeping options

first_imgKimanzi has admitted that Odhiambo was initially not his first choice, but says he turned things around in training and convinced him to be a starter.“To be honest we had Samwel as a backup goalkeeper.  I didn’t expect him to be in goal in this tournament because we had Timothy (Odhiambo) who had been Ian’s deputy in the last two games and it would have been fair if we saw him,”“But life is different sometimes to how you see it. We had Samwel coming in and showing something and I think it is good because we have always had a worry that we have only one goalkeeper but I believe now we have so many. Let us see what happens in the semis and in the final if we get there,” Kimanzi told Capital Sport.He added; “We will also see more of him when we get him to the big stage where you need bigger character.”The 35-year old Western Stima shot stopper in a previous interview said he is ready if called upon to the senior team and Kimanzi’s comments now mean he is being considered as a possible challenger to Patrick Matasi for the number one jersey.Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi watches on during a training session in Namugongo, Kampala, on December 16, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the same time, the tactician says he is impressed with the performance of the rookies he tagged along to the Senior Challenge Cup, giving them a score of six out of 10 and saying they are showing signs that they can make a step up.“I am happy that these players are showing something. You have also to be mindful of the opponent but I can’t say we are disappointed. So far so good. I want to see these players in the semi finals and in the final and also see what happens when they join the other team,”Their mentality is good, they are looking okay in the technical and tactical aspects that we are testing and working with them. The other one is the men’s stage and we will see how they portray themselves in that stage,” he added.The tactician is looking to add more depth to his side ahead of a busy 2020 that will see the team compete in the qualifiers of the 2021 African Cup of Nations and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars goalkeeper Samwel Odhiambo during a training session in Namugongo, Kampala, on December 16, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 17 – Having rotated around Ian Otieno, Patrick Matasi and Faruk Shikhalo for most of his matches since he took charge of the national team, Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi says that Samwel Odhiambo’s performance so far at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup offers him more options.Odhiambo was a late call up to the team after the injury to Brian Bwire and he has proved his worth keeping two clean sheets and conceding only one goal in three matches in Kampala.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal fan AP McCoy on crucial Champions League clash: ‘I don’t want Gunners to win!’

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager brings us the latest odds for this week’s Champions League action, which will see Arsenal take on Dinamo Zagreb in a MUST-WIN game for the Gunners.Arsene Wenger’s men are 5/1 on for the victory, with Zagreb 14/1 and the draw at 6/1, but Arsenal fan Tony McCoy – guest co-host on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – is pessimistic about his club’s chances in Europe this season.The champion jockey said: “I actually don’t even know if I want them to win tonight to be honest.“I don’t know that they’re good enough to go the distance in the Champions League – are they really going to beat Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus?“Arsenal definitely don’t want to be in the Europa League either, that’s no good, whereas they DO have the chance of winning the Premier League this season because it’s so open!”Chelsea are also in action on Tuesday night, with the Blues 11/4 on to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israeli outfit 10/1 for a home win.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

U.S. job picture brightens

first_imgOverall, the trend this year has been toward softer job growth. “This is a strong report but the labor market is not exactly firing on all cylinders,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Greenwich Capital. Wage growth, meanwhile, moderated a bit last month. Average hourly earnings rose to $17.58 in October, a 0.2 percent increase. That was down slightly from a 0.3 percent rise in September. Over the past 12 months, wages were up 3.8 percent.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Those hiring increases more than offset jobs losses at factories, construction companies and mortgage businesses – casualties of the troubles in the housing and credit markets. Retailers and trucking companies also shed jobs. “There is no question that employers are more cautious as they look forward. But I think many of them are not seeing it in their actual operations. They need workers and they are hiring,” said John Challenger, president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a placement firm. The latest report on employment conditions nationwide was better than economists anticipated. They had expected payrolls in October to grow by a much smaller 80,000. “Businesses have not clammed up on the hiring scene as some feared,” said Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics. “The wheels aren’t coming off the economy.” On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials, down most of the session and reflecting investors’ skittishness, managed an eleventh-hour turnaround. The index gained 27.23 points to close at 13,595.10. A housing collapse and a mortgage meltdown haven’t stopped the nation’s job machine from chugging ahead. Employers added twice as many new jobs to their ranks as expected in October, an encouraging sign that all the problems facing the economy haven’t short-circuited job creation. The Labor Department reported Friday that the nation’s payrolls grew by a net 166,000, the most in five months. The unemployment rate didn’t budge at 4.7 percent, a figure considered low by historical standards. Job gains were logged at schools, hospitals, bars and restaurants, hotels and motels, temporary-help firms, legal services, accounting and bookkeeping companies, the government and other places. last_img read more

Villaraigosa vs. Romer

first_imgWinnetka The fault lies with us Re “Civilian deaths traumatizing” (May 30): Ask not who is at fault for the slaughter and execution of some innocent civilians by U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. We are at fault. The least culpable are those Marine youngsters. The more unpopular the war becomes, the more vague our reasons for invading and remaining there, the more resentment and hatred are demonstrated against us both in Iraq and all over the world in our role as “liberators,” the more frustration will surface among our brave men and women in combat. These kids knew they were acting out of rage at the loss of a comrade, but their frustration was overwhelming. It will only get worse. We are at fault for allowing our government to continue with this national disaster. Bring them home now. Re “Antonio, Romer go to war” (May 31): Antonio Villaraigosa, the man now running our bloated cash-rich, money-wasting, behemoth bureaucracy, wishes to take over the other cash-rich, money-wasting, behemoth bureaucracy, LAUSD. What delicious irony. Oh, and did anyone even notice that we were promised 1,000 officers if we would only allow city officials to increase our “trash fee” by $7 per household, but we only get 685 officers now that the deal is inked? I’ll bet the odds that we net 685 new officers is similar to the odds of getting back the $2 million the Department of Water and Power “lent” to the Hawaiian scooter company. The real need for police officers is somewhere around 30,000 for a city this size. – Mylani Reyes – Bernard Lehrer Ventura Protest vote Re “Capturing the center” (Our Opinions, May 31): Suffering from election exhaustion, it would be great if a choice between Steve Westly and Phil Angelides were exciting, rather than the bland choice of opting between wallpaper pastes. Instead of the inspiring, we’ve been dealt the repulsing: A choice between cleaning up the dog’s poop or rinsing out the baby’s diapers. Either way, neither of these men deserves to get California’s top job. My protest vote of “a pox on all their houses” comes from a “McIntyre in the Morning” (KABC Talk Radio) listener. I will vote for Tom McClintock. Although there are areas in which I’m in total disagreement with him, he seems to be the most principled and to have the best interests of Californians at heart. – Sandy Sand West Hills In praise of Abbe Land Re “Four for Assembly” (Our Opinions, May 30): I was rather shocked to see that you endorsed Mike Feuer in the 42nd Assembly District primary. Mike may be hard-working and intelligent, but when you speak of passion, you speak of Abbe Land. Abbe has been a tireless champion for reform of the health care system, affordable housing, gun control, education, domestic violence, and a host of other issues. In addition, she has done her best to send a positive message, unlike the mud-slinging campaign that Feuer has chosen. I feel that, if you have a strong message and a righteous cause, you do not need to resort to those tactics. I hold my head up high that I chose to support Abbe Land for state Assembly. – Gay Lannon Sherman Oaks LAX officer training Re “LAPD at LAX” (Your Opinions, May 29): Speaking of Airport Police officers, Monica Harmon states “they will need to go back into the police academy to get trained.” This is nonsense. Airport Police officer training actually exceeds the standards set for all police officers in California, including LAPD. In addition to regular police training, Airport Police officers are required to complete a state-mandated field training program, specialized aviation law enforcement and security training and airfield operations training. As to “LAX had to call in the big guns of LAPD to handle” the July 4, 2002, shooting at LAX, she missed the point. It was a terrorist incident. The FBI was in charge. – Bernard Wilson Chief (retired), Los Angeles Airport Police Granada Hills Waiting is a pain Re “Americans fed up with long wait: Poll finds a nation in a big hurry” (May 31): No surprise there. People don’t want to stand in line when they have a lot of errands to run or if they have a bad back, arthritis or other health problems. Several customer service experts have stated in various articles, newsletters and/or books that negative customer service equals long lines and long wait times. Americans also seem to be demanding better customer service. Hopefully, businesses will be able to provide better service in the future, but then maybe not. – Eden Rosen Burbank Church complicity Re “Pope prays on visit to Auschwitz” (May 29): Pope Benedict XVI seems to be ignorant of Catholic history when he asks, rhetorically, “Why, Lord, did you remain silent?” In 1933, the Vatican signed the Reichskonkordat with Germany, which did much to further the acceptance of Naziism. The Vatican, in the interest of self-preservation, subsequently turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the slaughter of millions. Benedict XVI had been Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, in overseeing Catholic dogma, is the direct descendant of the Inquisition. Is it any wonder that he would so shamefully deconstruct the complicity of the church in abetting the Nazis? – Billy Bauman Van Nuys For a change Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling should be doing lengthy prison terms for their misdeeds, but it does nothing for the money people lost and the lives ruined due to the criminal actions of Lay and Skilling. If there was ever a case to apply Federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statutes, this is it. Every penny of these criminals’ assets, every dollar, every piece of property, anything of value should be seized and sold to pay back what they have stolen. For a change, the money should be returned to the people who actually lost it due to these criminals’ actions instead of the usual: Ggovernment getting the money, where it promptly goes down the rathole. – John R. Schlank Granada Hills Enron connection With the convictions of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling I’m wondering how come we are not hearing about their connections with President George Bush. After all, it’s well-known they are good friends. In fact, doesn’t George call Lay “Kenny Boy”? How come we don’t hear about the jets Enron gave Bush during the 2000 campaign? How come we don’t hear about their donations they gave to the Bush campaign? How come we are not hearing from the media their role in our energy crisis when Bush and Cheney wouldn’t step in with the price gouging that Enron and companies like Enron were charging California? – Erik Weinberger Woodland Hills Political ad tsunami I’m an avid reader of the Daily News for over 25 years and I was wondering if anyone, someone in your readership, would have an idea, way, suggestion – something, anything – to stop the mass mailings of political ads that come in the mail and to get taken off the call lists. I watch the news and read the paper and I so would like not to be contacted otherwise. Does anyone have a clue? If so, I’d appreciate it. – Diana “Lee” Bridge Reseda Not a lifetime job I think the Daily News should take a survey on term limits for members of the county Board of Supervisors. No one should have a lifetime job. It’s time for a change. We need new ideas and new blood on the board. – Allan A Smaul Reseda160Want 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


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf News:Wednesday 22nd July: Gents Open Single Stableford sponsored by Just So Films 1st: Rory Houston 40 pts2nd: John Casey 38 ptsGross: Sean Duffy Jnr 32 pts3rd: Martin Mc Fadden 37 pts BOTVisitor: P.A.G. Lavery 35 pts1st 9: Darren Murray 23 pts BOT2nd 9: Mal Johnston 19 ptsCSS: 37 ptsThursday 23rd July: Ladies Open Single Stableford sponsored by Patsy Dan’s Bar1st: Geraldine Magee 37 pts BOT2nd: Mary Rose Mc Fadden 37 pts BOTGross: Hazel Russell 22 gross pts3rd: Norah Crumlish 37 ptsFront 9: Paula Mc Callion 19 pts BOTBack 9: Ann Whelan 19 pts BOTVisitor: Mary Kelly 34 pts36 Handicap Prize: Grania MacGinty 33 ptsLongest Drive: Bridgette ByrneCSS: 69Friday 24th July: Gents Open Single Stableford sponsored by Tennents 1st: Paul Deeney 42 pts2nd: Michael Leonard 39 pts BOTGross: Sean Duffy Jnr 34 pts3rd: Patrick Mc Caffrey 39 ptsJuvenile: Stephen Courtney 33 ptsVisitor: Paul Harkin 36 pts BOT1st 9: Brendan Courtney 21 pts2nd 9: Willie Irvine 19 ptsCSS: 37Saturday 25th July: Gents Open 4BBB Stroke sponsored by Hanna & Co Chartered Accountants1st: Conor Moore/Jack Mc Garrigle 60 pts BOT2nd: Henry McGee/Raymond Kelly 60 pts3rd: Mal Johnston/Jim Johnston 61 ptsSaturday 26th July: Ladies Open 14 Hole Stableford sponsored by Muck ‘n Muffins1st: Pamela Carlton 31 pts2nd: Lorraind McAleese 30 pts3rd: Olivia Moore 27 pts4th: Rose Gavaghan 27 ptsGOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY OPEN WEEK – RESULTS SO FAR was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more