first_imgRafael Bejarano63916914%54%$823,485 GORMLEY IN COMFORTABLE DRILL FOR JUVENILE            FrontRunner winner Gormley worked six furlongs under Chantal Sutherland for John Shirreffs at 8 o’clock Sunday morning for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.Working in company with regular workmate Veneto, Gormley was timed in 1:15 flat while Veneto was clocked in 1:17 flat.“Gormley went very well,” Shirreffs said. “We wanted to make sure he was comfortable next to the other horse. We put him in a different position to see how he handled it.“We weren’t looking for a fast time, just more of a comfortable, non-stressful work.”Victor Espinoza has ridden Gormely in his only two races, both front-running victories, but Sutherland has been working the son of Malibu Moon owned by Jerry and Ann Moss.“Chantal has really nice hands and she sits very still on the horse,” Shirreffs said in explaining why she works Gormley. “It’s nice to have a different rider on him sometimes, other than the rider who’s going to be on him in the afternoon.“Every time his regular rider gets on, Gormley tends to think, ‘Oh, we’re going to do something (serious).’ He can tell the difference between riders.”Sutherland is understandably impressed with Gormley, and would welcome the chance to ride the colt in competition.“The horse can do anything,” she said. “I wouldn’t mind if the Mafia came and tied Victor up to give me a chance to ride Gormley in a race.”The Juvenile will be decided at 1 1/16 miles, the same distance as the FrontRunner. Tyler Baze50104920%46%$377,520 INTANGIBLES KEY IN BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINTMasochistic worked four furlongs under Mike Smith Thursday in a bullet 45.40, handily from the gate for trainer Ron Ellis.It was the fastest of 46 drills at the distance as the California-bred son of Sought After prepared for the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint at six furlongs Nov. 5.“I wanted to sharpen him up a little bit,” Ellis said in explaining the gate drill. “We might even do it one more time. He’s got two more works, one next Friday and probably on Saturday after that, a week before the race.”“All the Breeders’ Cup races except probably the Classic appear to be pretty wide open. They look very competitive. I would agree (with Bob Baffert) that the post position, the start, and other intangibles will be important in a race like the Sprint.” Norberto Arroyo, Jr.47115723%49%$429,260 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 15) Peter Miller37105327%49%$296,200 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SONGBIRD HAS HISTORY ON HER SIDE IN DISTAFFSongbird will be facing older fillies and mares for the first time when she runs in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4.This late in the year, an age disparity might not make a difference, but since the undefeated two-year-old filly champion of 2015 would be facing older champions Beholder and Stellar Wind, it’s something to think about, in the opinion of Mike Smith, who has guided Songbird to dominating daylight victories in each of her 11 races.“I wouldn’t say the concept of three-year-olds handling older horses is overrated, especially with the older horses she’s going to have to face,” the Hall of Fame jockey said. “They’re extremely talented. They’re the cream of the crop, so Songbird is going to have to step up her game.”Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains Songbird for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, is a human version of Equibase, up to speed on research, which in this instance bodes well for Songbird: “Just look at the past results of the Distaff,” Ward said. “Ten three-year-olds have won it and most were facing older for the first time, so it’s a good gauge.“Beholder won when she was three (in 2013), Untapable (2014) won when she was three, Ashado (2004) won when she was three, Blind Luck was second (in 2010),” Ward pointed out.Other three-year-old winners of the Distaff were Sacahuista (1987), Dance Smartly (1991), Hollywood Wildcat (1993), Ajina (1997), Spain (2000), Unbridled Elaine (2001) and Royal Delta (2011)“This is a race Songbird will really have to run to win,” Smith said, “but in saying that, I think she’s ready for it. I certainly wouldn’t trade places with anybody, I know that.” Richard Baltas3956313%36%$318,880center_img TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kent Desormeaux3393527%52%$329,925 Flavien Prat50117822%52%$942,715 Doug O’Neill52581010%44%$277,768 FINISH LINES: Songbird galloped Sunday morning and is scheduled to work Thursday for the Distaff . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Tara’s Tango worked five furlongs Sunday in a minute flat, fastest of 59 drills at the distance under Rafael Bejarano for the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs Nov. 5. “Perfect” is how Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward summed up the drill. “It was a good finish, a good gallop out, just the way you want it. She’s a very good work horse.” . . . Ashleyluvssugar, winner of the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship on Oct. 2, had “a lovely work” in the dark for the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf at 1 ½ miles Nov. 5, going four furlongs in 48.40 for Peter Eurton, while Sprint contender Drefong went six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.20 handily from the gate with Martin Garcia aboard. “He went good and he needed it,” Bob Baffert said. “It was a good work for him,” the fastest of 15 at the distance . . . Runhappy, winner of last year’s Grade I Malibu Stakes, is set to arrive at Santa Anita next Sunday, Oct. 23,   from The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky., to prepare for the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 4 under trainer Laura Wohlers . . . Point Piper, a longshot for the Dirt Mile, went four furlongs for Hollendorfer in 50.80 . . . The jury was still out Sunday morning on why Long Hot Summer finished a disappointing fifth and last by 13 lengths as the 13-10 favorite in Saturday’s California Distaff Handicap. “We’ll evaluate her day to day,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, who sent out Enola Gray to win the race in her turf debut. “Something’s not right. We’ll take Long Hot Summer’s blood tomorrow to see if she could be getting sick on us, because that was not the performance we were expecting from her. On the other end, Enola saved the day for us with a really nice grass performance.” As to Obviously‘s Breeders’ Cup status, D’Amato said he would cross-nominate him to the Mile and the Turf Sprint “and kind of decide after that.” D’Amato has Grade I winner Midnight Storm as a leading candidate for the Mile . . . Trainer Jeff Bonde was pleased as punch with the debut victory of Princess Karen in yesterday’s second race, but revealed no imminent race for the two-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Stay Thirsty, who won by nearly two lengths under Mike Smith. “We’re hoping for good things from her,” Bonde said. . . . Congrats to clocker Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on picking Sundar Creek ($25.40) as his best bet Saturday. The Bob Hess Jr. trainee won by 5 ¼ lengths under Fernando Perez in the ninth race, cementing a Pick Six carryover of $67,281 into Sunday’s races. Turrell wrote in part, “Can’t ask for a softer spot than this. Play: $100 win . . .” for a juicy return of $1,250. GORMLEY WORKS ‘VERY WELL’ FOR BC JUVENILEDISTAFF HISTORY BODES WELL FOR SONGBIRDINTANGIBLES CRUCIAL IN BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINTSPRINT CONTENDER DREFONG IN ‘GOOD WORK’ROSE MENTIONS ‘CHROME’ ON FOX POST GAME SHOW Jerry Hollendorfer2643315%38%$215,735 ROSE MENTIONS CALIFORNIA CHROME ON FOX SPORTS POST GAME SHOW            Pete Rose, who along with fellow retired hardball greats Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas works as an analyst on Fox Sports NLCS baseball coverage, worked in a mention of superstar California Chrome following last night’s Cubs vs. Dodgers game at Wrigley Field.In an unscripted moment approaching midnight Central Time, Rose asked diminutive field reporter Ken Rosenthal, who had just finished an on-field interview with a Cubs’ player who easily exceeded 6′ 5″, “Are you gonna ride California Chrome?” A bit of uncertainty followed, with Rose being informed by anchor Kevin Burkhardt that “Ken isn’t a jockey.” Unbowed, Rose then pointed out that California Chrome would be running soon in the Breeders’ Cup.THANKS PETE!! Philip D’Amato3340512%27%$361,970last_img read more

Phil Collins helps ‘childhood hero’ Jimmy Greaves with donation during illness

first_imgROCK LEGEND Phil Collins has made a “substantial donation” to help former England star Jimmy Greaves in his battle against illness.The ex-Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham striker was admitted to hospital last week and the Genesis drummer – who says Greaves is a “childhood hero” – is doing his bit to help out.3 Rock legend Phil Collins has made a ‘substantial donation’ to help his ‘childhood hero’ Jimmy Greaves who is in hospital3 Greaves was admitted to hospital in Essex last week with an un-specified conditionGreaves has struggled with health problems since he suffered a stroke nearly five years ago and Spurs confirmed he was admitted to hospital near his Essex home last Tuesday.No specific condition has been mentioned but the 80-year-old is not believed to have contracted coronavirus or suffered another stroke.And Greaves’ agent Terry Baker gave an update on the legendary striker’s condition saying “no news is good news” and revealed how lifelong Tottenham fan Collins is helping out.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsHe said told the Star: “Phil Collins phones me regularly to see how Jimmy is and made a substantial donation.We have had thousands of people enquiring after Jimmy and sending love.”We thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts. It’s still a case of no news is good news at the moment.”Jimmy isn’t a well man but he is in hospital receiving the best possible care thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses of the NHS at this difficult time for everyone.”Greaves now uses a wheelchair and is cared for around the clock by family and professional carers who visit him several times each day.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himHe retired almost 49 years ago, but he still holds the record of most goals in the English top flight with 357.Greaves is also still at the top of the pile for Tottenham after scoring a record 266 goals in 379 appearances.The legendary forward also bagged 44 goals in 57 games for England and was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad.3 The Genesis drummer is a lifelong Spurs fanHarry Redknapp speaks emotionally about the great Jimmy Greaves who is recovering in hospitallast_img read more

Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Angry Widow

first_imgIt was a case to sap the strength of Criminal Defense lawyer Jason Doe, as the witness in the dock seemed to have prepared for the ordeal. The lawyer stared at the witness, and sweeping his heard backward, strolled deliberately to the defense table.  Pretending he was fumbling over some documents, he extracted one and with echoes of his shoes lightly hammering the floor, he looked and frowned at the witness.“Your step son is Bob Alison?” “Yes,” the woman, whose husband’s body had recently been discovered, lifted her head and squared her shoulders. She clasped the white handkerchief in her hands. The preliminary case was reaching its climax, and she was called by the defense to answer to some questions, her circumstantial involvement in the husband’s death.  The lawyer allowed the low echo of her response to filter through the courtroom and some of the spectators strained to catch her response.  “You testified,” the lawyer said with a smile, “that Bob Alison was never happy the day he found out that his now deceased father had married to you?” “Yes,” the widow said, “he made his position to me in so many ways as I earlier testified.” “And one of the ways,” the lawyer continued, “was that he wanted you to leave his father and marry to him?” “Exactly.” “And this proposition that you told the court was because the witness, who is now the defendant, was willing to do anything to have you?” “Yes.”  “And what gave you the understanding that he was interested in you?”  “When I admitted in our conversation to him that I appreciated his remarks about how beautiful and charming I was, I realized he had a different agenda.”  An echo of laughter filled the room, and the lawyer, frowning at the witness’ response, said, “And you testified that that agenda was partly due to his plot against your husband and his father?”  “Yes.”  “And at some point you decided to avoid him?”  “Yes.” “How then did you invite him to a party, where you discussed some issues that you testified earlier to be an issue of concern?”  “The discussion came during our meeting.” “But you suspected that that he had an ulterior motive about you?”  The witness folded her arms across her chest and lifting up her chin, said, “I loved my husband and we were doing fine but concerning the meeting with Bob Allison it was purely on personal basis.”  “But at the meeting with him,” Jason Doe pushed further, “you asked him to sit near you and he objected to the kind of interest you showed him, did he not?”  “Yes.”  “What did you offer him?”  “I did not think about it but I offered him a reward,” the widow said, mopping her tear-filled eyes, “I am a woman, at the verge of adventure. I am a woman who married a nice man who cared for him. I am a woman who is now so weak…” her voice deserted her, and she wiped her face with her handkerchief. The emotional outburst was charged and the district attorney jumped in to soften the tension.  “Your Honor,” he said, shaking his hands, “how much more should this woman endure the unnecessary intrusion into her life?”  Judge Dennis Duo Samson lifted his glasses beyond his nose and glared at the district attorney, “The Court cannot allow any form of an emotional outburst to intrude in the search for justice.  “If the DA has any objections he may raise them and the court will address them appropriately.”  District attorney Boye Lawrence felt the blow from the judge’s stinging remark, and bowing, said, “Your Honor, I am aware of the intricacies of the case but I am forced to admit that counsel is applying his usual tactics to overpower the witness.”  “Even if that is the case,” the judge said, “the court will expects the district attorney to raise necessary objections and the court will act upon them.”  “Thank you, Your Honor,” he said, and in a show of defiance, lifted his chin and swept his face from the defense council.  Counsel Doe’s smile was triumphant when the judge asked him to continue with his cross-examination. The shocking death of former Monrovia businessman and banker Jeremiah Alison took the city of Monrovia by shock and particularly since it was just two years after his controversial marriage to Monrovia actress and music diva Jocelyn C. C. Yellow, now Jocelyn Alison. The new Mrs. Alison turned twenty two at the time of his death, with both material and cash assets in the tone of USD10 million. Jason Doe kept the frown on his face, and said, “The death of your husband was the most painful experience in your life?”   “Yes.”  “And his death has caused you a lot of pain?”  “Yes it has caused me lots of pain.”  “But in this pain you want to punish the person who allegedly caused his death?”  “His death was caused by his son and the answer is obvious yes.”  “And that is the reason you are making all efforts to ensure that he is found liable and punished?”  “I know he is guilty.”  The lawyer considered her answer for a moment, and said, “You also agree that as one of his sons, he deserves what his father left behind?”   “Well,” the witness said, “as his legal wife I must determine what belongs to him or anyone else.”  “Therefore,” the lawyer said with caution, “if someone testifies that you gave a huge amount of money to someone one week before your husband’s murder and it was meant to get your husband killed…” The district attorney was on his feet, shouting, “That is a conclusion of the matter with no proper foundation established.”  “Sustained,” Judge Samson said. Jason Doe turned swiftly, and returning to the witness, said, “You are aware that one of the men who received part of the money you recently donated resembled a shadow character of a man witnesses saw leaving the scene of the murder.”  In what appeared as a violent surprise, Mrs. Alison said, “I did not have any idea of what you are referring to.”  “But you testified earlier that you made a huge donation?”  “Yes.”  “It was to help the needy.” “But the night of the incident,” the lawyer said, “police found William Watt with USD25, 000.00 and during investigations later revealed the money came from you.”  “It was a business deal I had with Mr. Watt.” “And that deal worth as much as USD25, 000.00?”  The witness shifted in her position and looking gloomily at her hands, said, “I am a successful actress and a musician even before I met my husband.  “Paying a man with such an amount may sound too much for people who hardly earn much for their sustenance and therefore my relation with Watt does not have anything to do with the death of my husband.”  “But is it not strange that Watt would die, two days after police interviewed him about this particularly case?” “It is strange, though.” “And Watt was one of the friends was a beneficiary of the money you gave?” “But when he died two days after he was interviewed…did it mean anything to you?” “He might have been killed for what the police say was due to a robbery attempt against him for possessing such a huge sum of money.”  The lawyer smiled. “So,” he told her, “if Watt were to be here today, and refuted your statement, will that make any difference?”  The witness said, “The dead cannot return to the world of the living, and you know that.”   “But just suppose William Watt is not dead?”   The witness said, “I will believe you when I see him.”  The courtroom elicited a brief laughter at the witness’ response, and Jason Doe walked leisurely to the defense table, and indicated to someone in the spectators to come forward.    “Your Honor,” the lawyer said, returning to the witness, “I’m going to introduce a young man. His name is William Watt, who was supposedly killed, two days after Mrs. Alison’s husband was killed.  “This man is also the same man who received a cash of USD25, 000.00 from the plaintiff, the widow for a particular job that she has testified to this court was a business matter.”    Just then a man in his late thirties walked across the courtroom, with toothpaste smiles to stand by the lawyer. The lawyer grinned, and turning to the witness, said, “Mrs. Alison, do you know this man?”   “Well, he looks like someone I know.”  “And is it not this man not that you admitted paying USD25, 000.00 for a business deal?”  The witness hesitated and then in a burst of shock, said, “I thought it was true that he died…” “He did not,” the lawyer said, “and now before I put this man to the stand, it will be a good idea for Mrs. Alison to explain the circumstances of her husband’s death to the court.”  Suddenly, the three bailiffs rushed to the witness in the stand as the witness rushed from the witness stand towards William Watt, muttering, “You son of a bitch, you son of a bitch. I know you will ruin all I have done.”  Smiling, Jason Doe strolled to the defense table and took his position, as Judge Samson, gathering his nerves said, “This is an interesting development of an angry widow against an older son of a man who was killed by his own. When such a relationship comes between a highly rich man and a young woman who is living above her means, the inherent danger is too clear. “While it is not wrong for young women to determine their future of whoever they want to share their lives with, it is imperative that those who take interest in such women understand the challenges that assail this adventure.  “Our society is filled with those who would go the extra mile to advance their interest and with the current case before the court, we are convinced that whatever case Mrs. Alison has against the defendant, it is a case in which money played an influential role in determining how long her husband should live.  “The court therefore orders the defendant released and the plaintiff held for prosecution and therefore the court is adjourned.”   Jason Doe, followed by a large entourage and the former defendant trooped out of the courtroom and outside reporters from Monrovia newspapers snapped pictures for the next day’s edition. As cameras repeatedly flashed the lawyer and his entourage, Jason Doe said, “We need to get out of here.”  “How did you know that William Watt was not dead?” a reporter shouted at the lawyer.  Grinning, the lawyer said, “I knew because he was alive.”  “Did she send someone to have killed Watt?”  The lawyer said, “When Watt realized she was determined to kill her husband he took the money and contacted police, who sent officers to apprehend her. “On their way, the police cruiser ended up in a ditch and when they managed to get the car back on track another man that she had paid to complete the job, mistakenly killed someone who he thought was Watt.” “So she didn’t know that Watt was alive?” “No,” the lawyer said, “she thought he had been killed which encouraged her to persist in her devilish crime and to deny my client a share of his father’s wealth.” The lawyer and his group took the first taxi.  “What a case,”’ the reporter said with a smile.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

first_imgThere are no direct commercial flights from Madagascar to Egypt.“Barea”, who take their nickname from a breed of local cattle, will play Democratic Republic of Congo or South Africa Sunday for a place in the semi-final.“After hearing the demands of supporters, President Andry Rajoelina and the Madagascan state have decided to mobilise an Airbus 380, with 480 seats, to transport supporters,” Rinah Rakotomanga, communications chief for the presidency, told AFP.The flight will leave Antananarivo on Saturday and return immediately after the game.But the adventure will not be for free — tickets cost about $600 (530 euros) including the flight, a seat at the match and meals.Rajoelina had announced he would attend the match, sparking a campaign to enable other fans to travel.“Do not go alone to Egypt President Andry Rajoelina, there are supporters who are ready to fill a plane and the empty stadium,” said former opposition MP Guy Rivo Randrianarisoa on social media.Madagascar will face a tough game at the weekend — they are ranked 108th in the world, with South Africa in 72th spot and DR Congo in 49th.“Barea’s participation is historic,” said Jean Josue Njakasolo, 38, as he lined up to buy his ticket at an Air Madagascar ticket office.The price “does not mean anything compared to the honour that our national team gives us,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Madagascan fans celebrated after their team qualified for the second round at the Africa Cup of Nations © AFP/File / RIJASOLOANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jul 2 – Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina has chartered a 480-seater plane to take football fans to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations after the country unexpectedly qualified for the round of 16.Excitement has been building in the Indian Ocean island nation as the team emerged on top of group B after beating three-time tournament winners Nigeria 2-0.last_img read more

Newcastle complete signing of Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid

first_img Jesus Gamez has joined on a two-year deal 1 Newcastle have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Jesus Gamez.The 31-year-old Spaniard, who has featured 12 times in the Champions League in his career, has penned an initial two-year contract at St. James’ Park and becomes the Magpies’ fourth summer arrival.The versatile full-back spent three years as Malaga’s captain before joining Atletico in 2014, where he helped them reach the final of last season’s Champions League.“I am really looking forward to starting the next part of my career at Newcastle,” said Gamez.“It was the right time to leave Atletico Madrid and this is the right move for me.“We have an exciting project here, to bring Newcastle back to where it belongs, in the Premier League, and I am very happy to be a part of that.”Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez added: “I am really pleased to bring Jesus here to Newcastle.“He is a very good defender who can play on both sides, left and right.“He is experienced, I know he has great character and, importantly, he is an excellent professional. I am sure he will give balance to the team.”last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: AThis week I am not going to preach to you.There will be no tips or hints.This week is about one thing. Spending time with your family and having fun.If you over indulge, you can get back on track.If you miss a workout, you can make it up again.Don’t stress over things. Don’t alienate yourself from family situations because of dogmatic nutritional advice that tells you something is bad and you cannot have it.If one week out of 52 is going to ruin everything, you need to find a new way of eating.If you really have to get a workout in, go for a walk, go for a run, do a short sprint or M.R.T session.If you want something to really get the sweat going and you want to burn upwards of 900cals, the following workout is just the thing.I did this last week with my Better Bodies challengers and they loved and hated it all at the same time. The workout follows the same pattern as the song ‘The 12 days of Christmas’.It goes as follows.All you need is an exercise mat. 

1) 30 seconds jogging on the spot
2 More Burpees
3 Squat Jumps – jumping
4 lunges – lunging (each leg)
5 prisoner squats – squatting
6 reverse lunges – lunging (each leg)
7 X-body Mountain Climbers – climbing (each leg)
8 Plank to Press – pressing
9 Push ups – pushing
10 Total Body Extensions – extending
11 Jumping Jacks – jumping
12 Burpees – burping

How you do the workout is exactly like the song. 

Do the 1st exercise;

Then do the 2nd exercise, then the 1st exercise.

Then do the 3rd exercise, then the 2nd, then the 1st.

Then 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and so on until you are going from 12 all the way down to 1.If you can get through this without stopping, you deserve the extra leg of the turkey. Finally;I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.I hope you have a great time and when you have over indulged to the point of exhaustion, you can sign up for my 6 week weight loss challenge that starts on January the 5th ☺P.SHalf the places are gone already so don’t leave it too late and miss out.Details can be got through the link below.#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IT’S CHRISTMASSSSSS! was last modified: December 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more


first_imgYour first ever lesson on Shaving techniqueWe all remember our first attempt at shaving. It was about a year or two before we needed it, as we longed for the day of having to complete that manly process of shaving in the morning before starting our day. We could almost taste the respect we were going to gain by being old enough and manly enough to have to shave. It was one of them jobs that as a young fella of 13 you could see yourself right after having a shave, transform into a diet coke add and becomes the ultimate alpha male with your shirt off and muscles bulging.Or like Michael McIntyre says “one of them jobs when you really feel like a man, like bleeding the radiator or when you use a measuring tape and let it reel back in…”Unfortunately, the reality was, we hadn’t a clue what we were at. When it comes to shaving technique, unless you had a real Dapper Dan by your side, the most advice you got was from watching a Gillette add. For most men this is as much as they have ever known about the technique of shaving.Well today we will arm you with the knowledge of the right techniques to get the right results when using your razor. Apply minimal pressure & use short strokes – Safety razors are typically heavier than disposable and cartridge razors. The key is not to press at all, but let gravity do the work with a light hold on the razor. Let the razor do the work – do not press too hard. Use shorter strokes to avoid pressing the razor too hard.Rinse the blade under hot water before you begin to shave and after every few strokes. This removes the accumulated shaving cream, and cut hair that could interfere with a clean shave. Hot water helps lubricate your skin, but it doesn’t kill the bacteria on the razor.Shave in the direction of the beard growth –This is the key. Shave with the grain. Start with the sides, followed by the moustache area and then the chin. The chin hairs are the toughest, so this allows them the most time to soften under the shave cream. Every man’s facial hair has its own growth direction. If you are unsure about the direction of hair growth on your face, let it grow for a few days and you’ll see the pattern. Shaving against the grain directly leads to razor burn and in growing hairs, not just resulting in this shave being bad but compromising any future shave as well.Have a second shave; do not repeatedly pass over one area- Instead of going over and over a particular area to get a smooth finish, it is suggested to re-lather for a second shave. Repeatedly stroking the same area will scrap off not only all the shaving foam/oil you have apply but will also scrap off all natural oils of your face. Instead, repeat the whole process. Rinse your face, re-lather with foam/oil and shave using the guidelines above.These 4 pointers will transform the result you get from your shave. They will help avoid razor burn, razor bumps and in growing hair.For any more advice call in to our shop at Larkins Lane, lower Main Street, Letterkenny orContact us on our Facebook page Mavericks Traditional Barbershop YOU A MAVERICK? LEARN HOW TO GET THE PERFECT SHAVE was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:barbercolumnMAVERICKSnewslast_img read more


first_imgA  man who raped a Donegal woman in her home after meeting her for the first time the previous day has been remanded in custody pending sentence.Sean Finn (aged 42) of Colehill, Kinnegad, Co Meath pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape on May 15, 2010. Mr Justice Paul Carney adjourned the case for sentence next week.Finn met the then 26-year-old woman the previous night after he joined a group she was in who were drinking in a hotel in Donegal.He stayed with the group when they had breakfast the following morning and went back to the woman’s house when she and her companion got a taxi there.Finn later got a taxi with the woman and her friend who were going on to another pub but he got dropped off at hospital to attend for an appointment.He then turned up at the pub the woman and her companion were in and arrived back at her house later that afternoon.Detective Sergeant Michael Carroll told Ms Mary Ellen Ring SC, prosecuting, that the woman ordered food to be delivered to her house that afternoon and thought a knock to the door was the delivery man. She saw it was Finn and refused to answer the door.When the food arrived a short time later Finn was still there and invited himself into her home. He had bought food himself and the two ate together before he leaned in to kiss the woman.She pushed him away but he kissed her again, more aggressively and she bit his tongue causing him to bleed.Det Sgt Carroll said Finn was on top of the woman on the couch but she managed to slide out from under him onto the floor.He grabbed for her and pulled her bottoms down and she banged her head off the wall in the resulting struggle.Det Sgt Carroll said the woman then grabbed a nearby photo frame and hit Finn with it twice on the head, again causing him to bleed.He then raped her.Det Sgt Carroll said when Finn was finished he wiped the blood from his face and told the woman not to tell the gardai. He left the house leaving his bloodied shirt behind.The woman called gardaí who then contacted the hotel the group had been in the night previously.They viewed CCTV footage and arrested Finn at his ex-wife’s home later that day.Det Sgt Carroll said the woman was examined and found to have bruising to both her elbows and knee caps which was consistent with the struggle as she had described it.Finn later showed gardaí where he had discarded the clothes he had been wearing and made full admissions to them in the subsequent interview.Det Sgt Carroll said he had no previous convictions.Ms Ring read the woman’s victim impact report into court in which she described being “very disturbed” by the event.She stated that she had always been “outgoing, independent and very trusting” but added “he came to my home, took advantage of my trusting nature and raped me”.She said her personality has since changed and she now “has a short fuse, is irritable and easily upset”. She said she now has no sense of fun and is withdrawn and wants to be left alone.“The most personal part of my human life has been degraded and demeaned,” the woman stated before she added that she now feels vulnerable and weak.“It is always on my mind. My whole world has been invaded and it constantly comes into my mind that people know,” she said.The woman described how she had been attacked in her own home which she said had “previously felt like a safe place”.“I have had a heinous crime committed against me and now I will always be seen as a victim. I will always have the shadow of this assault over my life,” the woman said.EndsMAN FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING DONEGAL WOMAN IN HER OWN HOME was last modified: April 4th, 2011 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:donegalguiltyrapelast_img read more

Sunderland have made no contact with Ryan Giggs over vacant managerial position

first_img Ryan Giggs hopes to step into management 1 Ryan Giggs has had no contact with Sunderland over their managerial vacancy despite bookmakers slashing the odds on his appointment.On Wednesday afternoon the 43-year-old former Manchester United winger was backed in from 25/1 to 1/5 with some betting companies to replace the departed David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.However, sources close to Giggs have said that while the Welshman is ready to talk to clubs about opportunities, he has “categorically received no approach” from the Black Cats.Sources on Wearside too played down speculation that they were about to make an appointment as books fast approached the point of being closed.The club is looking for Moyes’ successor after the Scotsman resigned last week following a disastrous season which ended in relegation from the Premier League.Giggs has been mentioned in dispatches, with disgruntled supporters hoping for a fresh start after a chaotic period in Sunderland’s recent history which has seen eight different managers occupy the hot seat in the eight-and-a-half years since Roy Keane vacated it in December 2008.He is ready to launch his own managerial career after briefly stepping into Moyes’ shoes at Old Trafford and then serving as successor Louis van Gaal’s number two, and he has been linked with a series of clubs in recent weeks.Giggs could yet find his way on to the shortlist, but, if he has already, he has not been made aware of it.Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain, aided by former Scotland boss Walter Smith, have spent the last week or so assessing their options and are understood to be close to beginning an interview procedure with prospective candidates.However, given the club’s ongoing difficulties on and off the pitch, they are thought to be targeting experience for life in the Sky Bet Championship.Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has emerged as a strong contender, while former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew continues to figure prominently in the betting, despite having ruled himself out of the race.last_img read more

Ireland preparing to ban fur farming

first_imgThe Irish government is preparing to phase out fur farming and bring an end to mink farms.Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is expected to seek Cabinet approval tomorrow to draft legislation to ban the practice.There are three mink farms in Ireland. One farm is in operation outside Glenties in Donegal, while two more are located in Kerry and Laois. The three farms rear up to 200,000 mink per year. The farming of mink has already been banned in 14 EU countries.Minister Creed is due to begin work on a plan to phase out the industry in a legal manner. At the same time, People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger is planning to bring her Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill before the Dáil on the 3rd of July.Deputy Coppinger said she has written to Minister Creed to discuss the ban. “I think he should support our Bill, and bring forward amendments he thinks needed. Our Bill offers an opportunity to move next week on a ban,” she said.Ireland preparing to ban fur farming was last modified: June 24th, 2019 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:bandailfur farmingminklast_img read more