Ahead of defending his coveted 100m title at this summer’s Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he is not concerned with arch-rival Justin Gatlin. Instead, the Jamaican considers the American, whom he beat over successive IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games, third in a line of sprinters he considers a major 100m threat. Gatlin, the outspoken American sprinter, recently declared that he’s “finally found out how to beat him (Bolt)”. Gatlin added that he and his American charges are confident of taking back the 100m title for the United States, once considered the sprint capital of the world. “I’m going to win. We are bringing it (gold medal) back to the USA,” Gatlin declared. But, Bolt, speaking at the launch of telecommunications giant Digicel’s Bring the Beat campaign at the Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel in New Kingston yesterday, countered: “How long has he (Gatlin) been saying that now? “Every year he says that, so we will see, and we just have to wait. “It’s just something that he says every year, and we will see,” stressed an ominous-sounding Bolt. Bolt, who is seeking to be the first man in history to win the 100 and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics, did reveal, however, that he considers Gatlin among his main threats. “The record shows that it will be my fellow countrymen, Yohan Blake or Asafa Powell, and the United States sprinter Justin Gatlin, so either of the top three,” he reasoned. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Bolt said everything is going fine, and he still remains confident of breaking his pet 200m record. “I have said over the years that I would love to get the 200m record in Rio, so that’s something I will be working towards,” he noted. “It’s my favourite event, it’s something that I’ve wanted to do over the years and run sub-19 and it’s one of my goals … so let’s see what happens,” stressed the iconic Jamaican sprinter. Bolt recently opened his season with a quiet 10.05 seconds at the Cayman Invitational and 9.98 seconds at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting less than two weeks ago. He says he is not disappointed with the times, noting that with more races, he will get faster. “No, not disappointed, just that my execution wasn’t perfect, and I am never satisfied when I feel that my execution is not perfect. I feel that I could have run better and I didn’t execute well, so I am just disappointed with myself,” he underlined. Otherwise, he said preparations are going well. “Everything is going on well, I can’t complain. All I need is more races and I will get them leading up to the trials. After the trials, I will be in better shape, what I need now is a lot more races to help me to get ready,” Bolt assured.
For the first time in two decades, War Games saw the light once more at NXT TakeOver: War Games. Photo from WWE.comNXT enters a new era — an undisputed era.Bursting to the scene last August, the trio of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish, collectively known as the Undisputed Era, backed up their hype as they ruled the main event of NXT TakeOver: War Games Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McIntyre attempted one more Claymore, but Almas evaded the attempt and trapped the Celtic Colossus on the top rope, allowing him to nail the La Sombra and the three-count.Ember Moon also captured the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, beating Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, and Kairi Sane in their fatal-4-way match.The War Goddess finally ascended to the top of the women’s division after nailing Royce and Cross with her Eclipse, pinning Cross for the win.After the match, former champion Asuka took the title and awarded it to Moon in a show of respect between the former rivals.In the night’s other matches, Aleister Black scored a huge victory over The Velveteen Dream after hitting his sultry foe with the Black Mass.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lars Sullivan also showed that he’s the new force to be reckoned with, beating Kassius Ohno with the Freak Accident.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Standouts from the independent scene, the three showed that they are here to stay in the developmental ranks, outlasting the NXT Tag Team Champions SaNitY and the team of Roderick Strong and the Authors of Pain inside War Games, a match that hasn’t been seen in almost two decades.It was a hellacious match between the three groups, but Cole had the last laugh for his squad as he hit the flying knee and drove a steel chair right into Eric Young to score the pinfall and truly shock the system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt was the same case for the NXT Championship, as Andrade “Cien” Almas beat Drew McIntyre to win the title and trigger the changing of the guards.The brash El Idolo was about to fumble his chance for the title after getting hit with the Scot champion’s Claymore, but his manager Zelina Vega put Almas’ foot on the bottom rope to break the count. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
The Full Bench of the Supreme Court will shortly release its opinion over the “constitutionality” of government’s moratorium on logging activities and export of logs from the country, despite a previous ruling by then Justice in Chambers, Associate Justice Philip A. Z. Banks.Justice Banks’ ruling was rejected by government and an appeal was announced before the Supreme Court’s Full Bench.Since then the Full Bench heard final arguments between government and the logging companies’ lawyers. The ruling is yet to be delivered.Before, Justice Banks’ ruling, government filed a complaint before the Civil Law Court, seeking the court’s endorsement to uphold its ban.However, the logging companies that were operating under the banned Private User Permit (PUP) appealed to the High Court to issue a directive in the nature of a “Writ of Prohibition”, requiring the government to hold back its ban and to order a return to “Status Quo Ante,” (the way things were before).Prohibition is an order from a superior court to a lower court or tribunal, directing the judge and the parties to cease the litigation, because the lower court lacks proper jurisdiction to hear or determine the matter before it.PUPs are logging licenses issued for use by individual’s landowners or communities.In their appeal, the companies’ lawyers alleged government without according them an opportunity for a hearing as mandated by the Constitution, suspended their operations and activities under the PUP’s program.They argued that the action seriously hampered and affected their interest and contract rights held with the communities that were granted the PUP.They further argued that they have concluded with the communities (PUPs’ Holders) certain social contracts which under the new Forestry Reform Law, they have the right to do.They alleged that the communities gave them the authority to undertake logging activities in the areas inherited by them, approved by the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), under which they (community) benefited substantially in a variety of ways.Government, however, argued that the High Court should dismiss the request, because the companies are not holders of a PUP, alleging they do not have standing or legal capacity to bring the suit.The Companies’ writ of prohibition was granted, and the case was decided by then Justice in Chambers, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks.In granting the writ, Justice Banks declared, “Under the circumstance the companies were required to bring the actions on behalf of the PUP’s holders (communities), as they (companies) were affected directly by government’s decision.”According to him, “government should have proceeded to have the parties cited to a hearing and have said hearing form the basis for determining upon the cancellation of the documents held by them.”Narrating the New Forestry Reform Law of Liberia that was passed by the National Legislature in 2003 and duly approved in 2006, Justice Banks said, “It allows the PUP’s holders (communities) to contract their rights to third parties. Since government recognizes the legitimacy of the companies’ existence, any violation committed by said government that injures or damages them gives them rights to seek redress from the Court to bring actions.”It may be recalled that the Global Witness report says that the Liberian government’s failure to enforce its forest laws is encouraging logging companies to find new ways to bypass rules to gain access to the country’s rainforests and exploit local communities.According to the report, those involved include loggers who reportedly worked with the Oriental Timber Company (OTC).Liberia’s civil war was fueled in part by the international trade in timber. OTC was one of the most notorious companies operating at the time.The company controlled large swaths of Liberia’s forests, facilitated numerous arms shipments in violation of a UN Security Council embargo, and maintained security forces that fought alongside Charles Taylor’s soldiers.The report further said in December 2012, that a government investigation reported that a quarter of Liberia and 40 percent of its forests were covered by illegal logging licenses called Private Use Permits (PUP) that is intended for use by individual landowners.They said PUPs had been targeted by industrial logging companies to get around social and environmental safeguards, with fraud and exploitation of forest communities widespread.According to them, in response to the findings, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf swiftly halted operations by PUP companies and committed to sanction those responsible. “The government says that it is working to fulfill the President’s commitments, but six months later no PUPs have been cancelled and no criminal charges have been filed,” the Global Witness report noted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The boys soccer title in the Suburban League belongs to Bellflower High, and Bellflower alone. Paced by a pair of goals from Fabian Perez, the Buccaneers defeated Norwalk 4-2 on Thursday to claim their first outright Suburban League title. Tony Ramos added a goal and two assists and Victor Flores also had a goal and an assist. Ramos now has 35 goals this season, including 18 in league play. Flores has 27 goals (nine in league) and Perez has 16 goals (seven in league). Goalie Julio Ruiz made six saves. Girls soccer Wilson 1, Poly 0 The Bruins (17-3-5, 11-0-1) completed their third consecutive undefeated Moore League campaign with a shutout of the visiting Jackrabbits (11-6-5, 8-3-1). Haliegh Dunyon scored on an assist from Emily Dillon for the only goal of the game. Wilson goalie Kaitlyn Gustaves made four saves. The Bruins allowed just two goals in Moore League play and won their sixth consecutive title. Lakewood 3, Millikan 0 Christina Durant had a goal and an assist for the Lancers (13-7-2, 8-3-1), who finished tied for second in the Moore League with Poly. Brooke Ehinger and Allison Masumiya also scored for Lakewood and goalie Tiffany Hollis made four saves. Kaitlynn Estes had two assists. Poly and Lakewood will hold a coin flip at noon today to determine which team will earn the league’s No. 2 seed for the playoffs. Bellflower 5, Norwalk 0 Jackie Cisneros had a pair of goals and Maria Manriquez made two saves for the Bucs (6-6 Suburban League) in their league finale. Elizabeth Ledezma, Betty Cornejo and Stephanie Villasenor also scored. Valley Christian 9, Windward 1 Amber Lopez scored three goals and added an assist for the Crusaders (14-8-3, 6-1-1), who finished second in the Olympic League. Kathryn Park also had three goals, Ashlyn Bolt scored twice and Ashley Haagsma had a goal and three assists. Tracy Boekestein and Laura Sybesma combined for two saves. St. Joseph 4, Bishop Amat 2 Ariel Rodriguez scored two goals and Julia Simpson made five saves for the Jesters (14-6-3, 4-2-2), who finished third in the Del Rey League. Sonia Espitia and Tricia Kaminski also scored for St. Joseph. St. Matthias 6, St. Mary’s 1 Luisa Medina and Adriana Arellano each scored twice for the Victorians (7-6, 6-2), who finished second in the Santa Cruz League. Kathy Robles and Melissa Gonzalez also scored. San Pedro 8, Washington 0 Rose Marie Orlando and Lindsay Potts each scored two goals for the Pirates (17-6, 12-0), who won their eighth Marine League title in the last nine years and second in a row. Banning 6, King-Drew 0 Jenni Gonzales had three goals and two assists for the Pilots (1-9-2), who wrapped up third place in the Marine League. Natalie Fernandez scored twice and Mili Alaniz also scored. Boys basketball Dominguez 84, Warren 43 Quinton Watkins scored 15 points and Terrell Jones was 3 for 3 from 3-point range to finish with 11 points for the Dons (19-7, 9-1), who finished tied for first place with Gahr in the San Gabriel Valley League. Derrick January had 11 points for Dominguez and Matt Dewaal had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Jamal Brown led the Bears with 25 points. Gahr 79, Paramount 43 Senior guard Van Girard scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Gladiators (24-4, 9-1), who claimed a share of their first SGVL title since 1991. Junior guard Cameron Nettles added 19 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Downey 61, Lynwood 52 Keith Thompson scored 24 points and Matt Black scored a career-high 12 as the third-place Vikings (16-12, 6-4) completed their SGVL schedule. Poly 61, Wilson 29 Senior forward David Chlebowski scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds and senior forward David Brandon contributed 14 points as the Jackrabbits (17-10, 9-3) avenged their loss to the Bruins in Moore League play. Los Alamitos 60, Newport Harbor 44 Senior guard Cameron Jones and junior forward Corbin Moore each had 13 points as the Griffins (24-4, 10-0) closed out their regular-season campaign with a win in the Sunset League. Valley Christian 77, Kilpatrick 48 Junior forward Jeff Rochon scored 16 points, and junior guard Kurtis Korver had 13 points as the Crusaders (20-6, 6-2) clinched second place in the Alpha League. Paraclete 48, CAMS 41 Ifeanyi Ume had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Rebels (6-10, 1-6) in Delphic League play. L.A. Adventist 79, Pacific Lutheran 24 Wilfred Williams scored 16 points and added 11 rebounds for the Eagles (22-3, 12-0), who finished first in the Mulholland League. St. John Bosco 63, Orange Lutheran 55 Senior forward Jonanthan Garica had 20 points and junior forward Charles Odum tossed in 18 points as the Braves (14-12, 4-6) won a Trinity League matchup and finished tied with JSerra for third place. St. John Bosco travels to JSerra for a one-game playoff to see which one will become the third league entry. Girls basketball Millikan 73, Lakewood 27 Samantha Marez had 31 points and 14 rebounds to lift the host Rams (13-12, 8-4) to a victory and third place in the Moore League. Ashley Mitchell added 21 points and six assists for Millikan. Jordan 58, Compton 44 Natasha Davis had 14 points for the host Panthers (15-11,6-6), who completed Moore League play in fourth place. Danesha Long and Gianna Woods each had 11 points for Jordan. Lynwood 108, Downey 28 Lenita Sanford scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Knights (20-4, 10-0), who wrapped up another perfect SGVL season. Adria Jackson added 13 points while Jessica Barfield and Jessica Lewis each scored 12. Dominguez 68, Warren 36 Jasharra Nelson had 20 points and Robinae Lewis added 12 for the Dons (9-7, 5-5), who finished in third place in the SGVL. Desiree Hicks scored 11 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists. Kim Morris led the Bears with 10 points. St. Paul 58, La Salle 45 Roxanne Peralta had 15 points and Daisy Bueno added 12 for the Swordsmen (24-2, 8-0), who finished in first place in the Camino Real League. L.A. Adventist 49, Pacific Lutheran 6 Melanie Bennett had 16 points and Rebecca Hartie had 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Eagles (18-7, 6-2) in Mulholland League action. Girls water polo Poly 23, Lakewood 2 Christine Meier scored six goals and Amber Brawner made 12 saves for the host Jackrabbits (16-13, 2-2) in the Moore League finale for both teams. Taylor Johnson and Adele Young each scored four times and Elisabeth Sanger added three goals. Jennifer Jaco and Katie Shea each scored twice. Downey 18, Warren 11 Junior 2-meter offensive player Melissa Cedarholm scored four goals and senior utility Erin McCoy added three but the Bears (13-3, 2-3) fell in SGVL play and end the regular season in a three-way tie with Gahr and St. Joseph for third. There will be a coin flip today to decide the third team to represent the league at the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cody Trudeau had two goals and an assist for the Crusaders (12-9-1, 5-3), who claimed a share of the Olympic League title. Macaine Piercy also scored for Valley Christian and goalie Wade Struiksma made four saves. Shane Symens and Jeff Coulter each had an assist. Banning 2, Narbonne 1 A penalty kick by Luis Tejeda with five minutes to play gave the Pilots (10-6, 7-4) the victory. George Guerra also scored for Banning. Hector Rodriguez scored for the Gauchos (11-4-1, 9-2-1), who won the Marine League title. Bellflower (22-4-3, 10-2) is ranked No. 1 in the CIF-SS Division III poll but may not receive the top seed when the playoff pairings are released Monday because of a loss to Artesia last week. Valley Christian 3, Windward 2
The City of Fort St. John approved a decision to move forward with demolishing a neglected house on 96th Avenue.Council has decided to give the owner of the house 30 days to demolish the building himself – and if he doesn’t within the time given, the City will send employees into the property to demolish it instead.If the City has to take care of demolishing the building, they have said the fees incurred to do so will be ‘payable forthwith on demand.’- Advertisement -If they are still unpaid by December 31st of this year the costs will be deemed ‘taxes in arrears’ and ‘shall be collected in the same manner and with the like remedies as ordinary taxes on land and improvements,’ under the Community Charter.Should the owner decide to appeal this decision, he has a 14-day period to request reconsideration from Council in writing and send it in.Bylaw officials inspected the house in April of this year, following complaints that it was damaged and unsafe. They determined that it was in a ‘very dilapidated state.’Advertisement The house is sliding off its foundation, has boarded up windows and doors, and the siding of the house falling off – as well as the roof.According to the City, no utilities had been operating since 2013.A registered letter was sent on May 19th, and no remedy was provided by the owner within the 30-day notice, ending on June 19th. When a final inspection conducted the same day, no work appeared to be done on the property either.The City said there is evidence of squatters, and their presence within the house is creating situations where an accidental fire could occur, and cause other public safety issues.Advertisement
Chris Hughton insists it is too early to judge Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.The Argentine, who quit Southampton to take charge at White Hart Lane in the summer, is already coming under pressure having won just three of his nine Premier League games in charge this season.But Hughton – the former Spurs player, coach and caretaker manager – has given his backing to the 41-year-old.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “He is still settling in.“He is just toying with what his best 11 is and we are only nine games into the season.“At this particular moment, they are only three points behind Arsenal and there is a long way to go.“He is still having that bedding in period, but there are some good signs.”
“We could process their applications faster or reduce application fees if they were to adopt certain standards,” he said. But at least one council member is not opposed to requiring green standards. “Until I know all of the pieces and hear the discussion items, I’m not ruling out mandates,” Councilman Steven Zuckerman said. Local developers said they’d welcome any incentives. “In the building industry trade right now, green building is already a huge marketing incentive,” said Torrance developer Craig Knickerbocker, who has three projects in Rolling Hills Estates. Shortening a project’s approval process is money saved for developers, who pay engineers, architects and loans every month, said Rob Katherman of the Torrance-based Grumpy Old Men consulting firm. “You have carrying costs for your project,” Katherman said. “So if you don’t have to pay six months of carrying costs, you could save tens of thousands of dollars.” But Knickerbocker said the city is already efficient in granting permits. “Rolling Hills Estates is pretty quick already. What takes the most time is the environmental review process,” Knickerbocker said. “I’m not sure how anybody could speed up that part.” One reason developers avoid green building practices is the cost. “Solar panels are a great technology, but they’re so expensive,” Knickerbocker said. “And I once painted a living room with eco-friendly paint and it cost $10,000 for a room that normally would cost $2,000.” But quick fixes – such as fluorescent light bulbs and extra insulation – will likely be the main focus in the City Council’s decision. “Our council is looking for practical applications,” City Manager Doug Prichard said, “things that people can do that actually make economical sense.” email@example.comWant 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 ClarksonSenior planner Nikki Cutler said the city would evaluate each development individually, so single-family homes and commercial buildings would not have the same eco-friendly standards. Zerunyan said he’d like the city to provide incentives and not force developers to implement energy- saving technologies. “I think government would make a huge mistake if they were to mandate this at any level,” he said. “If government pokes its nose in without digging into its own pockets, the cost (to go green) will just get passed on to the consumer.” Instead, Zerunyan favors giving something back to developers who have green practices. The Rolling Hills Estates City Council is set to decide next month on ways to encourage development projects to go “green.” “We want to be the leader in our community with respect to environmental protection,” Councilman Frank Zerunyan said. City staff members recently compiled a list of more than a dozen measures that would require developers to plant more trees; use fluorescent light bulbs; turn off idling trucks; install solar panels; and use more energy-efficient lighting fixtures, windows, insulation, hot water systems, air conditioners and heaters. However, what measures the city will adopt and how to enforce them is undecided. The council is set to hear recommendations at its Jan. 22 meeting.
This Halloween in Orlando Florida, the nights are filled with the sounds of chainsaws roaring, manic laughter and blood-curdling screams. These are not the results of the killer clown craze, but Halloween Horror Nights – an annual event in Universal Studios Orlando that draws squeals from thrill-seeking crowds from all over the world.On special nights from September to November, the theme park descends into a dark and twisted nightmare of chaos and fun. A cackling heroine named Chance is in control of events, and visitors really don’t stand a chance against her theatrical wickedness. We dared to take part. Chance – HHN26During this event, Universal Studios is nothing like the idyllic playground it is by day, and Halloween Horror Nights are certainly not for children. Teens and adults dare to be scared, and no matter how hardy they may be, there’s always someone or something that makes them jump.This year’s event, the 26th edition in Florida, features nine haunted houses inspired by horror films and original concepts. People make their way through themed walkways filled with hidden windows and entries from which real actors leap out, often brandishing a weapon and roaring into the faces of terrified visitors.Victims of A Chance in Hell scare zone HHN26, Universal Studios FloridaThe most popular and most gruesome houses are built around TV series including American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, but they also have the longest waiting times and queues can stretch up to two hours.The Exorcist was an eerie homage to the cult classic. A multitude of petrifying little Regans spring from behind curtains and distort themselves in bedrooms as visitors dodge the sprays of her vomit (thankfully it’s just water, but the effects are so believable we had to check to make sure once we left the dark house). Krampus is marketed as a much more pleasant house, smelling of Christmassy cinnamon and containing festive rooms in the theme of the comedy horror movie. However, creepy creatures emerge from all corners of the foggy space, and the festive spirit is long lost to horrific sights and sinister scenes.We also visited Chance’s own house, which is a 3D playground of dizzying lights, techno beats and disorientating paths – just like her mind, we imagine.Vamp ’55 scare zone at HHN26It’s the actors that make Halloween Horror Nights so realistic. How they manage to keep a straight face is a pure wonder. They are costumed and made-up in such a graphic way that they would fit right into any horror film set, and it’s hard to see the young adults beneath the characters.Characters target anyone and everyone in designated ‘scare zones’ throughout the park. Here, the actors are constantly revving up chainsaws, pouncing after passers-by, or creeping up behind people to giggle into their ears.Vamp ’55 scare zone at HHN26Vamp 55’ is a scare zone designed around a high school parade, but the dishevelled homecoming queen is crying out to us for help as football players-turned-vampires growl with bloodlust. A post-apocalyptic gang war rips through another zone, where victims in gas masks roam around a hostile world inciting people to join their ranks and fight for clean air.There are five scare zones in this year’s event, and as they are out in the open, they are a better way to get more spooked instead of waiting in queues. There is an Express pass available to half your waiting times for the haunted houses and rides, which comes at an extra price. Speciality live stage shows also take place throughout the night.Survive Or Die Apocalypse scare zonePrices for the Halloween Horror Nights event this year began at €107, with Express passes ranging from $69.99 to $149.99. Offers are available to add an event ticket to the Universal Studios day-entry passes (more info below), as well as hotel packages.The newly-opened Loews Sapphire Falls Resort provides a tropical sanctuary away from the horrors. The gleaming hotel is bright, lush and luxurious – just the thing you need after visiting dark demonic worlds and electrifying asylums. Guests can relax their fears away at the pool or the rum bar – the Strong Water Tavern. The lakeside hotel is one of the Universal Orlando Resort residences that offer a free water taxi to the parks and Universal CityWalk, and all guests at Universal hotels can gain early entry to the parks and special access to the Halloween Horror Nights.Sapphire Suite at Loews Sapphire Falls HotelSapphire Suite at Loews Sapphire Falls HotelOctober is an ideal time of year to visit Florida, with temperatures reaching pleasant highs, and they are not too cold at night for being out in the chilling experiences of the Halloween Horror Nights. As this year’s spectacular raised the terror stakes in an entertainingly garish way, who knows what they’ll do next year at Universal Studios.Do you fancy your chances against the horrors to come?For information on HHN26, visit www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlandoPricing information:The 2-Park Bonus with Halloween Horror Nights Combo Ticket is available from €292 per adult.This entitles one guest admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk on all days during a 14 consecutive day period, along with admission to select HHN dates that fall within the same 14-day period.The Halloween Horror Nights 26 Frequent Fear Plus Pass is available from €107 per person.This entitles one guest admission to select Halloween Horror Nights event dates throughout September and October.DD Travel: Something terrifying is happening in Florida was last modified: October 29th, 2016 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:Halloweenorlando floridaTravel
The late Bogdan MichalkiewiczA jury at a murder trial in the Central Criminal Court has heard that one of the accused got on his knees and swore that he wasn’t involved in the death of a Polish man in Letterkenny when questioned by a friend of the deceased.Bogdan Michalkiewicz was discovered by his brother Tomasz Michalkiewicz at Westside apartments on 13 May 2013 after he went to check on the deceased when he had not answered his phone for a number of days. Previous evidence has heard how a television had been dropped on the dead man’s head.Both Krystof Grzegorski and his co-accused Dariusz Weckowicz have pleaded not guilty to the 41 year old Polish man’s murder.Grzegorski, 22, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter, however, this charge was not accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).Witness Adam Kycwaik told the court he met one of the accused, Dariusz Weckowicz, in the street a few days after his friend Bogdan Michalkiewicz had been found beaten to death at his home in Letterkenny.Adam invited Mr Weckowicz to his house to find out what had happened. Speaking on Friday to prosecution counsel Alex Owens, SC, he said: “I asked him whether he was there and he said he was there. I asked if someone else was with him and he said ‘yes’.”He said Mr Weckowicz told him that he was so drunk he couldn’t prevent what had happened to the deceased.“He was swearing that he did not touch Bogdan. He was swearing on his knees,” he told defence counsel for Mr Weckowicz, Brendan Grehan, SC.The trial continues.ACCUSED GOT ON HIS KNEES AND SWORE HE DID NOT KILL POLISH MAN was last modified: June 17th, 2016 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)
Na Cealla Beaga Club Notes 08/07/2013.The Senior team had a great win at home to Dungloe in the Championship last Saturday on a scoreline of Na Cealla Beaga 0-15, Dungloe 0-10, they are now through to the quarter finals. The Reserve lost against Dungloe which ends the championship. Reserves are home to four Masters in the league on Sunday, Seniors have no game. Our Under 14 team are playing neighbours Naomh Columba in the Division 2 County Championship Final on Wednesday the 10th at 7.15pm in Towney, Kilcar. Under 14 girls play Balllyshannon on Tuesday in Fintra and Genties away on Thursday. Bus leaves Nial Mor at 5.50. The Under 12 team had good win against St Nauls and are due to play Ardara away on the 13th and Naomh Mhuire away on the 15th. The Club held a very successful Under 10 Blitz last Saturday with Killybegs, Ardara, Glennullin, Magherafelt, Ballinascreen, Dromore, Enniskillen and Ballina taking part. Well done to everyone that helped out, Under 8 training continues at 6.00 on Wednesdays. Under 8 coaching continues Thursday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 10.30am. The Clubs Minor Board Race Night is on Friday Night in the Harbour bar at 9.30pm. Always a good nights fun. The Club Cul Camp is on this week in Fintra.The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 5, 6, 14, 26. Match 3 winner Jimmy O’Donnell, Dungloe.. Next week’s jackpot is €1,050, If anyone wishes to set up a direct debit please contact Sarah Tully on 086-3311733. There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,250 on 45 numbers.GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS ENJOY CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AGAINST DUNGLOE was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:killybegs gaa notes