Floyd Mayweather shuts down rumors of UFC crossover: ‘I’m not doing it’

first_imgMcGregor, meanwhile, has noted publicly several times that he wants a rematch against Mayweather but under the UFC banner.Pundits, however, doubt the cunning Mayweather will risk his unblemished fighting record, especially out of the comforts of the boxing ring.“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t say that. I just said if I wanted to and what I could do. ‘Would’ and ‘could’ do isn’t the same thing. I’m not going to do it, though.” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh-in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.  APUFC President Dana White dropped a bombshell revelation on Wednesday, claiming that he was having “real” talks with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. about possibly fighting inside the octagon.The 40-year-old slugger, however, denied White’s claims and said that people have “misconstrued” his earlier comments about mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “People said, ‘Floyd said, Oh, he’ll be fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’ – that’s not what I said,” Mayweather explained in an interview with FightHype.com. “What I said was this: I made a billion dollars. If I made a billion dollars before, I’ll do it again. If I choose to get in the UFC and fight for the UFC, or fight three fights or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights. I could make a billion dollars.”After cashing in over a hundred million dollars in his retirement bout against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor last August—notching a 50-0 pro career record in the process—fight fans marveled at the idea of a rematch under MMA rules.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“If I choose to get in the octagon and fight – fight three fights, three or four fights, and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon. We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather, and I don’t look forward to getting back in the boxing ring,” he said.“That’s what I don’t look forward to doing. So, I’m just saying, I could (make a billion in the UFC). I’m not doing it. But I’m saying, what I could do is make a billion dollars quick if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying.” Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES An answered prayer Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with “fun style of play.”“I feel the support, the love all the time,” he said. “My grandma is real proud I’m able to do this now.”The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended.Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao.Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn’t going to play,” the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines’ reporters after Thursday’s game. “Now, being able to participate is awesome.“I’m very excited to know that I’m finally getting to do this, being able to play … for the country. It’s definitely something that I’ve been looking forward to.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Chinese retired professional basketball player Yao Ming watches during the match of Philippines against Kazakhstan during their men’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines.Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines’ opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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USAID-IWASH Program Delivers Materials to Prevent Potential Ebola Spread

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Along the Liberia-Guinea border, where six suspected Ebola cases have occurred, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Program is delivering materials to prevent potential spread of the disease. Materials have been distributed to health facilities that are on the “front line” in responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Foya District border region in Lofa County.The IWASH team, with staff from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Lofa County Health Team) and the Ministry of Public Works, visited 3 clinics and the District Hospital in Foya, delivering gloves, face masks, and disinfectant, soap.Clinics visited were the Porluma, Sulormba, and Mendikorma clinics in the Foya District.Materials were delivered for launching a Hygiene Promotion Campaign in the clinics and surrounding communities to promote healthy behaviors to prevent disease transmission.Mr. Piet Devries, the Chief of Party of the IWASH Program, said “We met with the WHO surveillance team and the District Health Officer to discuss the priorities and then began supplying facilities closest to the border”.The work has continued with the Community-based Hygiene Promotion with Community Health Volunteers.The focus of the IWASH-GoL intervention is to create awareness among communities about basic health and hygiene practices such as hand washing with soap, limited human contacts, avoiding direct contacts with and eating of raw bush meat, and the treatment of water with WaterGuard or other treatment products before drinking.The intervention is also geared towards supporting health workers in the area with protective working materials such as gloves, and nose masks.A total of over 500 pairs of hand gloves, 4,000 posters on hand washing messages, 300 bars of soap, 160 cartons of WaterGuard and other assorted materials such as chlorine, jerry cans, t-shirts with health messages have been mobilized and distribution started.IWASH has been working with Government of Liberia partners in Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties for 4 years. It is implemented by Global Communities – Partners for Good (formerly CHF International) and Population Services International (PSI).last_img read more

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It’s Politics

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Joseph Legaspi of Pico Rivera hasn’t spent much time in politics, but so far it’s been pretty exciting. Legaspi was involved in a tie vote and then won by four votes the post of Region 15 director for the Democratic Party. That includes the Democratic Assembly districts held by Fabian Nu ez, Los Angeles; Tony Mendoza, Norwalk; Ed Hernandez, West Covina; and Charles Calderon, Industry. “For me it was fun,” said Legaspi, 25, whose political experience only dates back about three years. He now is a field representative for Calderon. “It was exciting,” he said of the elections. “I tend to be on the volunteer side so this was my first foray into politics.” Legaspi defeated Brian Urias, a staffer for Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte. The first vote held the night of April 28 was a 37-37 tie. Then, there was a flip of the coin, which was won by Legaspi. However, Urias protested and at about 11:30 p.m. party officials called for another vote the following morning. Both sides called their supporters, telling them to get up early or get back to San Diego for the vote. Legaspi ended up winning on a 39-35 vote. Legaspi said he wants to bring the region Democrats together. “I want \ to feel that they’re getting something \,” he said. “I want to focus on improving communications about our Democratic activities and building relationship with our Democratic activists and leaders.” Legaspi succeeded Louis Reyes of Whittier, who had served for the last two years in the same position. John Smith of La Mirada was elected without opposition to director of Region 16 that includes the eastern part of Whittier and La Mirada as well as chunks of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Smith said he wants to get people ready for the upcoming presidential election that will include a February primary and national convention in July. “We need to provide a lot of information to people to help them connect with the candidates,” he said. EDUCATION REPORT: Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent of the Whittier Union High School District, will speak at the 6 p.m. May 17 annual meeting of the League of Women Voters. The meeting will be held at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier. Cost ranges from $15 to $20, depending on the entree chosen. For reservations, call Carole Restovich, (562) 696-0296. JUDICIAL NEWS: Phil Mautino, supervising judge for the Los Padrinos Juvenile Court in Downey, will speak at the 11a.m. Friday lunch meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955; e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory

first_imgBut pulling on Argentina’s blue-and-white striped shirt has brought the forward some of the most painful moments of his career.Rarely able to hit the same heights with Argentina that he routinely scales with Barcelona, Messi has endured stinging criticism from albiceleste fans at times.Nobody would dispute Messi’s status as one of the all-time greats, but many in Argentina believe he cannot be considered on the same level as Diego Maradona until he wins a major honour with his country, as his compatriot did at the 1986 World Cup.Rubbing salt into those wounds, Messi has lost in three successive major finals with Argentina as the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles slipped from his grasp.“I cried many times because of games like these, for lost finals, for what they mean and for not being able to achieve the dream of a country. It was a hard blow to take,” Messi recently told Argentine television programme La Cornisa.The last World Cup was devastating to Messi as he missed a golden opportunity to put Argentina ahead in the final against Germany, who went on to win 1-0 in extra-time.As if that was not bad enough, for the first time in his career, he missed in a penalty shootout when Argentina were beaten by Chile in the Copa America final two years ago.– Last chance? –Although Messi is still in his prime, the 30-year-old realises the World Cup in Russia, which starts in June, could represent his last chance to hoist the famous gold trophy.He will be approaching the twilight of his career by the time the 2022 edition kicks off in Qatar.Messi will have also noted that key Argentina team-mates Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi and Javier Mascherano will all be 30 or over this year.“Obviously, we depend on results and therefore the thinking in this group is that having got to three finals and not being able to win and even then people say a lot of things about us, if we are not champions then we won’t have another one (opportunity),” Messi said.Having edged through to the finals thanks to Messi’s treble in a 3-1 win over Ecuador in October, Argentina are focused on peaking in Russia, where they will play Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria in the group stage.First up is an intriguing test against an Italy side that failed to qualify for the World Cup.Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli believes the match at Manchester City’s ground will help to sharpen his side before a second friendly in Spain next week.“Each match and training session is fundamental for us in preparation for the World Cup. Playing against Italy, in a venue as important as Etihad Stadium, is an invitation to a great event,” he said.“Every Argentine in the world wants to be there when the national team plays. We are certain they will accompany us for this one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In Barcelona’s colours, Messi has experienced nothing but success, but pulling on Argentina’s blue-and-white striped shirt has brought the forward some of the most painful moments of his career © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – Lionel Messi begins his road to World Cup redemption on Friday as Argentina take on Italy in a glamour friendly, desperate to win a major international prize to crown his glorious career.In Barcelona’s colours, Messi has experienced nothing but success, winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns, while earning FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award five times.last_img read more

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More GOP calls for new leadership

first_img DeLay, whose defiant, take-no-prisoners style has won him the admiration and respect of fellow Republicans, has insisted he is innocent of wrongdoing and has said he intends to reclaim his leadership post once he is cleared. Hastert and other Republicans accepted that arrangement temporarily last year, and DeLay maneuvered to win the dismissal of charges or gain an acquittal by early February. But Abramoff’s guilty pleas appears to have changed the political environment for Republicans 11 months before the midterm elections. “The situation is that Tom’s legal situation doesn’t seem to be reaching clarity,” Rep. John Kline of Minnesota said in an interview. “There are stories of more indictments or questions associated with Jack Abramoff. And I think that Tom DeLay is going to have to concentrate on that.” DeLay spokesman Kevin Madden said the congressman “appreciates that a majority of his colleagues recognizes that he remains committed to fulfilling his responsibilities as majority leader and that he’ll be quickly exonerated in Texas.” “And he appreciates that a majority of his colleagues won’t give in to what is essentially character assassination by insinuation,” Madden said. Republican rules permit an election to fill the vacancy, and aides to Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Charles Bass of New Hampshire said the two men were circulating a petition that would allow the rank-and-file to pick new leadership quickly. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson DeLay gave no indication he was ready to renounce his hopes of returning to the post he held before his indictment last year on campaign finance charges in his home state of Texas. But with Hastert planning an overseas trip beginning early next week, it appeared an announcement on new elections could come within a few days. The developments occurred near the end of a week in which lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the central figure in a growing public corruption investigation and a man with close ties to Republicans, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and several other charges in two federal courtrooms. At the same time, an Associated Press/Ipsos poll showed that 49 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to see Democrats in control of Congress and 36 percent said Republicans. Apart from leadership changes, several GOP officials said leaders were hoping to announce plans next week for ethics-related legislation. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who took over as majority leader temporarily when DeLay stepped aside following his indictment on state charges, is certain to run for the post if new elections are held. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, a former member of the leadership, is his likeliest rival, and there may be other contenders as well. WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay’s hopes of reclaiming his position as House majority leader suffered a potentially fatal setback on Friday as a growing number of fellow Republicans called for new leadership in the midst of a congressional corruption scandal. “It’s clear that we need to elect a new majority leader to restore the trust and confidence of the American people,” said Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnesota, as two fellow Republicans circulated a petition calling for new elections. Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., whose own hold on power appears secure, signaled he would not stand in the way of elections that could produce changes in several leadership posts. “This is consistent with the speaker’s announcement … that House Republicans would revisit this matter at the beginning of this year,” said his spokesman, Ron Bonjean, referring to the petition drive. last_img read more

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Mayor of Philadelphia welcomes Ireland North West delegation to Pennsylvania

first_imgThe Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, hosted an Ireland North West delegation as they spent a full day in Pennsylvania’s largest city exploring opportunities for business and educational partnerships.The delegation, led by Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Noel Jordan, and Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh, met Philadelphia’s Mayor at City Hall where gifts were exchanged and officials showcased the Derry-Letterkenny city region as a prime location for investment.“We’re pleased to welcome this delegation to Philadelphia” said Mayor Kenney. “There are many strong ties between Philadelphia and Ireland: a new direct flight between PHL and Dublin on Aer Lingus will begin in late March, and the state led trade missions to Ireland to promote our Life Science Sector in both 2016 and 2017. “We’re pleased to build on that partnership with this visit.”Monday’s busy delegation itinerary included a morning meeting with officials from the Select Greater Philadelphia Council who received a presentation from Donegal County Council’s Director of Service Liam Ward and Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Director of Business and Culture Stephen about the advantages of investing in the North West region.Meetings were also hosted with key partners in Philadelphia about ways of strengthening their existing links with the North West of Ireland.Representatives from the North West Regional College, University of Ulster and Letterkenny IT also explored Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Programme partnership opportunities with their counterparts in the area. The visit to Philadelphia is part of the Councils’ wider role in promoting sustainable economic development and job creation while enhancing its reputation and capacity to attract investment, expand business opportunities, extend global reach of the region and attract educational and cultural ties.On Tuesday morning the North West delegation will travel to Boston to link up with the 15 companies from the Donegal and the Derry City & Strabane District Council area for four days of meetings and networking events.The busy itinerary will include meetings with the President of the Worcester Chamber Tim Murray, members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Irish Ambassador to the US.Several networking events have also been planned including an Ireland North West Showcase event and an Invest NI Breakfast event culminating in attendance at the Golden Bridges conference at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Centre on Friday November 17th.The travelling delegation includes companies from the digital tech, education, agri-food sectors and creative industries who are aiming to source business in US export markets.Companies from Donegal participating in this delegation are Aniar Cumhacht Teoranta;  Algaran Teoranta; O’Donnell’s Bakery; Silver Birch Gallery; Meastoiri Domhanda Teo;  Eilis Galbraith and DS Environmental Services Ltd while the companies from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area are AE Global (formerly Allpipe Engineering); The Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC); ActionSense Ltd; Makematic; NeuroConcise; O’Neill’s Irish International Sports Co Ltd; Troll Inc; and Type 40 Creative.   Mayor of Philadelphia welcomes Ireland North West delegation to Pennsylvania was last modified: November 14th, 2017 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:county councildonegalNorth westPhiladelphialast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card TUESDAY Castaic Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Greeting card class will teach fast and easy Valentine’s Day cards, 6:30-8 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call Alexa Joy at (661) 755-3452 or visit www.alexajoy.com. Santa Clarita chapter of the Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. I Can Cope cancer support group will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call the American Cancer Society at (661) 298-0886, Option 3. Healthy Hike, 8-9 a.m. at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. TODAY Open auditions for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be held throughout this week at D.E.E. Studio Productions. Call Nancy Dee Horak at (661) 254-4543 to schedule an audition. Anti-Gang Task Force will hold an informational meeting, 6 p.m. in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Cynthia Llerenas at (661) 255-4918. Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Inkspell” by Cornelia Funke, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Valentine craft and story time, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. SCV Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Mom’s Mixer for local mothers to meet and socialize, 7-9 p.m. at the home of Liz Hodson in Valencia. Call Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety Program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Cat in the Hat story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AARP Driver Safety Program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Backyardigans Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Dedication event for “Our Lady of Lourdes Garden for the Catholic Faithful,” 11:30 a.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall. Call (661) 259-0800. Novel Acts will present a scene from the book “Bang! A Love Story,” on DVD, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local Author’s Day will feature local authors sharing their works, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Wild Sunday will explore the world of animals 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Junior Olympic Skills Competition in soccer and basketball for boys and girls ages 8-13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call i9 Sports at (661) 294-9949. Pet Adoption event will offer cats and dogs available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petsmart, 24965 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Fiction Light Book Group will discuss “The Good Grief” by Lolly Winston, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man was ‘drunk and cold’ when he stole hoodie from Lidl, court told

first_imgA 49-year-old man who stole a knit hoodie from a Lidl supermarket was ‘drunk and cold’ at the time of the offence.On October 27, 2018, William Reilly – of 5 Glenard Park, Long Lane, Letterkenny – entered Lidl on Pearse Road, Letterkenny and tried on a chunky knit hoodie, worth €19.99. The hoodie was the wrong size, so he put on a second hoodie, which fitted him. O’Reilly put on his jacket and left the premises without paying for the item.Gardai viewed CCTV and spoke to O’Reilly on November 6, 2018, at which point the accused replied: ‘Guilty’O’Reilly was before Letterkenny District Court in relation to the matter.Solicitor for O’Reilly, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client, a 49-year-old married man, ‘fully accepted his wrong doing.’“On the day in question, he succumbed to alcohol. He was drunk. He was freezing cold, he went into Lidl, picked up the top and everything was so blatant. There is no way that he can evade this crime. I would ask the court to take into account his early plea.”Mr Gallagher said his client could pay back the price of the hoodie.“This is his second conviction on a similar matter,” Judge Paul Kelly said.“He is upping the ante for himself.”O’Reilly, who has three previous convictions, was fined €100 and given two months to pay.Man was ‘drunk and cold’ when he stole hoodie from Lidl, court told was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtLIDLPatsy GallagherWilliam Reillylast_img read more

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