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Atlético regains its essence with Dani González

first_imgThe Atleti, unknown in this start garter beltHe showed his best game against Barça again, although it was more voluntary than effective. It goes without saying that the box culé has the goalkeeper who has scored less goals in this League. It is precisely in this line that this Atleti has improved the most, whose players presented a great physical delivery. All defended one. A pure rojiblanco DNA technique, with which Dani González intends to get out of the crisis to face the best face most decisive stretch of this season (Super Cup, Cup and Champions).The new coach confessed to having as great challenges to improve the individual level of the players and normalize the situation (third coach). It should be noted that Pablo López left very bad feelings in the dressing room. The players did not finish fitting with their ideas and the bad results led to a distance with Barça of nine points in the classification. The Barca advantage remains, but Atleti believes again … “We are again the Atleti and we want to compete everything,” said the rojiblanca player Laia Aleixandri after drawing in the Classic (0-0). The defense expressed with its words a generalized attitude in the locker room after the arrival Dani Gonzalez, A man of the house who does not have experience in this category. Despite this, the new technician, which came as a substitute for Pablo Lopez last week, has cheered up of a very touched team. The rojiblancas went from 6-1 in the Johan Cruyff to a meritorious 0-0 against the team with more gunpowder and goal in this category. “He knows the values ​​of Atleti very well. He wants us to recover the claw and the fight”, said lead coach Charlyn.last_img read more

Grizzlies’ backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Said Clippers center DeAndre Jordan: “(The offense) got stagnant, we got stuck on one side of the floor again. Then we become easier to guard. So for our team everybody needs to be involved. We have a lot of guys standing around right now.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: After playing six of their first eight games at home, Saturday marked the first of five consecutive road games. . Entering Saturday the Memphis reserves had outscored opposing bench players 344-198.Clippers: Recalled rookie guard Jawun Evans from its development team. The 6-foot Evans, out of Oklahoma State, had played two games with Los Angeles before being sent to its nearby Ontario affiliate.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Return to Staples Center on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Lakers.Clippers: Have back-to-back 12:30 p.m. games, returning to Staples Center Sunday to meet the Miami Heat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ll take threes anytime we can get them,” Fizdale said. “I’ve seen enough games where we’ve been on the dismal end of the 3-point shooting.”Tyreke Evans led the Memphis reserves with 20 points, while the Grizzlies also got 13 from Brandan Wright, 12 from Mario Chalmers and 10 from Chandler Parsons.Starting center Marc Gasol added 21 points.The Clippers struggled to mount much offense beyond Griffin. Patrick Beverley scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to finish with 23. No other Clipper scored more than Lou Williams’ 13.THE CONLEY DIFFERENCEThe Memphis shooting point guard hit four of his nine 3-point attempts, playing 33 minutes and showing no ill effects from his Achilles.“You could just a difference in places we could get on the floor,” Fizdale said. “Any time he’s playing well, we’re in the game.”BAD THEMERivers said there was a consistent thread to the Clippers’ three losses this season.“If I had one frustration, offensively in the three games we’ve lost, we kind of get stuck,” he said. “The ball stays on one side of the floor. It’s not moving. If you don’t see our guards at the basket a lot, it probably means we’re not moving the ball. That was disappointing.” “I don’t think we should rely on anyone too much,” Rivers said. “We should just move the ball and play. The ball will find the better players always.“We have to get away from just looking for one guy.”The Clippers’ only lead was early in the first quarter. The Grizzlies started hitting 3-pointers — they connected on 11 of their first 19 attempts — and pulled away.Although the Clippers would twice rally to tie Memphis, they could never regain the lead.The Clippers were 4 of 26 from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies went 13 of 31.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends against a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)LOS ANGELES — Memphis used a balanced offense and strong play from its reserves to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.The Grizzlies had seven players score in double figures, including all four reserves to top the Clippers 113-104 on Saturday. Mike Conley returned to the lineup after sitting out the last game with a sore Achilles go lead Memphis with 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES St. Pierre set for comeback fight vs Bisping at UFC 217 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Any time you can get multiple guys in double figures, it means the ball’s moving, everybody’s in rhythm, people are being unselfish,” said Grizzlies coach David Fizdale.The Memphis backups outscored the Los Angeles reserves 55-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They’re a team that every single guy is in attack mode,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. “That’s what makes them good. They also share the ball well and space the floor. Every single guy you have to be ready to guard. Just watching it was frustrating.”Blake Griffin scored 30 points to lead the Clippers, who too often found their offense motionless and Griffin forced to go one-on-one.last_img read more

Manuel fuels Aces win

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Greg Slaughter and Charles Garcia were dominant in a 104-91 victory over the slumping Blackwater Elite but Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone believes the two are still far from top form.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Though San Miguel plummeted to their third straight defeat, Balkman gave the Beermen reason to hope as he finished with 32 points and 13 rebounds. He also tied the match at 103 but was forced into a turnover by Alaska’s Antonio Campbell to set up Manuel’s final shot.Meanwhile, Raymond Almazan hopes to play a key role as Rain or Shine takes on GlobalPort at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.“I should always be ready whenever coach puts me on the floor,” Almazan said in Filipino after the Elasto Painters forged a 123-119 overtime conquest of the Beermen.Almazan will again join forces with the brawny Reggie Johnson in their frontline battle with GlobalPort’s Malcolm White and Mo Tautuaa.In the other game, Barangay Ginebra (1-2) battles Phoenix (2-2).ADVERTISEMENT Not even the presence of Renaldo Balkman could apply the breaks on San Miguel Beer’s puzzling nosedive.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte, Diaz highlight opening ceremonies Vic Manuel knocked down the game-winning floater at the buzzer as the Alaska Aces pipped the Beermen for a 105-103 victory in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City.The Aces, who ironically overpowered the massive San Miguel frontline in the paint to forge a three-way tie with Rain or Shine and TNT KaTropa at the top (4-1), kept San Miguel, the all-Filipino champs, winless in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSqueezing in between Christian Standhardinger and Arwind Santos after Chris Banchero’s feed, Manuel flipped up the shot that trickled in as time expired and pegged the final count.Manuel then bounced off the court with a big smile and flexed his biceps as the entire Aces bench stormed the floor in jubilation. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

CDC Warns NEC against Irregularities in October Poll

first_imgCDC National Chairman, Mulbah MorluThe Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has warned that it will resist any electoral result that will be marred by irregularities in the forthcoming Special Senatorial Election.The National Electoral Body (NEC) is expected to conduct Liberia’s first ever Special Senatorial Election since the 1986 Constitution came into force.Accordingly, polls will open on the second Tuesday in October of this year.Ahead of this election, the largest opposition party is speculating that there are elements within the employ of the Commission plotting to carry out “rampant vote rigging in favor of incumbents and candidates of their choice.”At a news conference in Monrovia Tuesday, June 24, CDC said, “The coming election is a test for Liberia relative to how our fragile democracy can be sustained.  It will also be a gateway to 2017 general elections.”The CDC further threatened, “Any attempt to tamper with this election, the consequences will be serious.”Speaking on behalf of the party’s executive committee, CDC Deputy Chairman for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, said: “CDC Cautions NEC-based data-manipulators secretly operating within the Commission to beware of the realities of changing times, as 2014 must not be mistaken for 2005/2011 when Liberia’s larger electoral communities were disenfranchised through widespread elections fraud.“We invoke the patriotism of the morally upright existing within the confines of NEC to remain disobliging with systemic fraud and work to avert a catastrophic national tragedy of democratic decadence, by exposing the masterminds of fraud and their dreadful deeds.”“The despicable strategy of this grand scheme would make it possible to manipulate election results to favor certain incumbent candidates and others of their choice. The likelihood of said calculated fraudulent exercise is detrimental to the electoral process, the CDC said.  It requests NEC to rotate and reassign election magistrates, given that most of them have been serving in those capacities since 2005 and are now working at the behest of incumbent political actors,” CDC’s statement noted.Relative to processes leading to the conduct of the polls, CDC alleged that NEC deliberately reduced the number of polling places across the country in order to deny majority of voters with lost cards.Morlu asserted that NEC reduced the number of polling for the voter’s card replacement process to four per county, a decision CDC considered as “fraudulent and electoral malpractice.”The party wants an extension of the deadline (June 30-July 30 2014) for accreditation of observers, party agents and others in order to allow inclusive participation.In the 2005 elections, the CDC, George Weah won the first round of voting but lost with 28 percent of the vote over the Unity Party’s 19 percent. Since neither party had won an outright majority, a run-off was scheduled. The NEC announced that the UP had won the election with 59 percent of the vote and that Weah had lost with 41 percent. The CDC alleged fraud on the part of the CDC. International observers generally characterised the vote as free and fair.At a fundraising event for the Sirleaf Market Women’s fund in New York a few years later, Madam Sirleaf, in expressing her gratitude to the market women who had overwhelmingly supported her, jokingly admitted that market women had in 2005 confiscated the voter registration cards of their sons, the majority of whom were weah supporters.Weah again lost the presidential elections in 2011 after instructing his party to boycot the run-off, again citing fraud.As such, this is a major election for the CDC, which the party sees as a “gateway” to the next presidential elections scheduled for 2017.Having lost two presidential elections in 2005 and 2011, Weah has decided to take the Senate route to the presidency. The CDC has endorsed its top executives, including Weah, to stand on the party’s ticket in the election.When contacted, the NEC’s Director for Communication, Joey Kennedy, declined to comment but released this statement; “NEC Executives are meeting now and we will officially respond to every allegation raised by the CDC.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Opposition worried over expanding national debt

first_img– But Govt contends “it’s nothing to worry about”By Samuel SukhnandanThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has long complained about the coalition Government’s excessive borrowing, and has said repeatedly that if the David Granger-led Administration does not curb this practice, serious repercussions could result to the local economy.This point has been further emphasised by PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo when he said recently that Guyana’s debt is a major concern for his party. An economist by profession, Jagdeo has said that from all indications, the coalition does not seem to be taking seriously calls for it to lessen its borrowing.Guyana has recently signed a US$20 million loan agreement with the IslamicOpposition Leader and PPP General Secretary, Bharrat JagdeoDevelopment Bank (IsDB) for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), and another US$36.7 million loan agreement with China for the broadband expansion project. This is in addition to other sums this Government has borrowed.Asked to comment on these new loan agreements, Jagdeo said his concern is how well the Government would be able to manage debt, although he is not against Guyana borrowing from its bilateral partners, like China. However, he said, the focus must be on transparent management of the loan monies.“My concern is how they manage our debt, so we have to look at the conditions of the loans. I know Chinese loans are very concessional, so when you look at the grant element, it tends to be very high. Once those are met and the projects are good, we will support them,” he added.The former Guyanese Head of State has said the PPP is of the firm view that it must embrace China and the developing world as partners. According to him, theMinister of State, Joseph HarmonUnited States of America is a long vested partner of Guyana, and will remain so. “It does not have to be one at the expense of the other,” he explained.The Opposition Leader has advised that Government should look out for Guyana’s best interest. He said, “If there is anything in those loans that is not in our best interest, then we have to address it.” He therefore believes that Government should not have any difficulty releasing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with China.But Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has defended the coalition Government’s position on debt. When this newspaper questioned the Minister recently as to whether he feels that Guyana’s debt is being properly managed, Harmon responded by saying that it is managed well by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.“I believe that our public debt is really well managed by our Minister of Finance,” Minister Harmon posited, while noting that Minister Jordan is very prudent in the management of the country’s financial resources. “Usually, he will not step out and sign agreements and sign documents that add to our public debt without some form of action plan in how we are going to deal with it,” he stated.Harmon also emphasised that, before a loan is taken, deliberations occur at several tiers before the green light is given. “The Minister himself does not go out on his own and sign these documents; they are the subject of deliberation before the Cabinet, and the Minister is given the mandate to proceed to sign anyFinance Minister Winston Jordancommitment which was made between the Government of Guyana and either a bilateral party,” he explained.However, based on the recently released Bank of Guyana Quarterly Report and Statistical Bulletin, public debt is on the rise, and it has been revealed that external debt repayments are also on the rise. The report pegged the hike in public debt at US$19 million. The report divided this debt into external and domestic. External debt increased by 1.5 per cent — from a December position of US$1.241 billion to US$1.265 billion currently.“The rise in the stock of external debt was on account of higher disbursements by multilateral creditors, specifically IADB and CDB, for financing of social and economic infrastructural projects,” the report states.Domestic debt, on the other hand, increased to $89.5 million from a December position of $88.8 million. Domestic debt, the report notes, increased because of a hike in treasury bills by 1.3 per cent. “(This) resulted mainly from a 1.5 per cent growth in the stock of the 364-day treasury bills during the first quarter,” the report adds.Repayment of this external debt, according to the report, grew by some US$24.3 million, to US$85.3 million. This is a rate of 59.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding period of 2017. This was not the case for domestic debt.“Domestic debt service payments fell by 14.6 per cent to $726 million, resulting mainly from a 23.2 per cent reduction in interest payments for treasury bills. Interest payments for the 182- and 364-day bills fell by 38.7 per cent and 17.6 per cent to G$36 million and G$358 million respectively.”Minister Jordan, who was recently interviewed, had said that Guyana’s public debt rate is actually “nothing to worry about.” He had contended that as the economy grows, it could actually take on more debt.last_img read more

Trackers ready for Provincials after 2nd place finish in playoffs

first_imgDespite the loss, the Trackers themselves will also be headed to BC Hockey Midget Tier 1 Provincials, which take place in Prince George March 19th – 24th. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers stunned even themselves this past weekend, after placing 2nd against the other four teams in the NAMHL’s Bouchier Division playoff tournament.The Trackers finished the regular season in 3rd place in their division, ten points behind the second place Peace River Royals, who were the third best team in the NAMHL. Northeast BC took to the ice against the Fort McMurray Midget Oil Barons first on Friday morning. After Fort Mac took a 1-0 lead in the first period, the Trackers bounced back in the second period. Connor Bowie tied things up with an unassisted tally just before the five minute mark of period number two. Bowie also assisted on the eventual game winner in the third scored by Jayden Piket 1:36 left to play. Cooper Beamish tallied the other assist on the game winning goal.That afternoon, the Trackers headed back to the rink to face the Royals. Connor Bowie gave the Trackers a brief 1-0 lead late in the first, assisted by Logan Kimmie before Peace River tied things up a minute later. Though the Royals score again, Jeridyn Loewen evened things up for Northeast BC with 1:30 left in the second frame. Unfortunately the Royals would add another and shut the door in the third to take the win 3-2.- Advertisement -The next morning, Northeast BC would bounce back against the top-ranked team in the Rural Conference. Connor Bowie, Jayden Piket, Connor Kindrat, and Nick Vanderploeg would all score goals in Saturday morning’s game against the Whitecourt Wolverines, while Whitecourt only managed to get a single puck past Brandon Clark. Kindrat also added a pair of assists, while other helpers came from Bowie, Cayden Frenett, and Ethan Lindberg. The win won the Trackers the right to play in the semi-final against the Grande Prairie Athletic Club, while Whitecourt and Peace River, after dominating the regular season, ended up playing for 3rd in the playoffs.On Saturday evening, the Trackers came back from a 1-0 deficit against Grande Prairie in the second. Jayden Piket tied things up eight minutes into the second period, assisted by Nick Vanderploeg. Jeridyn Loewen gave Northeast BC the lead with a power play goal two minutes later, assisted by Vanderploeg and Lindberg. Connor Kindrat gave the Trackers some insurance with 6:04 in the second period, assisted by Piket and Curtis Hammond. The Trackers closed the net on Grande Prairie 3-1 to earn themselves a berth in the final against none other than the Athletic Club.On Sunday, it was sadly Grande Prairie that would win the rematch. Connor Bowie scored twice, assisted twice by Aiden Craig-Steele, and once each by Curtis Hammond and Connor Kindrat as Grande Prairie won 4-2 to earn themselves a trip to Alberta provincials.Advertisementlast_img read more

Querrey breezes into second round

first_img“Hopefully, all my friends will be out there and maybe get into his head,” he said. The 19-year-old grew up in the Conejo Valley, a three-hour drive west of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. “I am still in the tournament, this is good,” said Canas. “The second thing, I’m playing with one of the most important players in the decade, in the history. I’m gonna try to enjoy this.” Asked about his 2002 victory over Federer in Toronto, Canas shrugged: “I don’t remember a lot,” he said. “It was many years ago.” In women’s second-round play, fourth-seeded Nadia Petrova advanced in straight sets over Argentina’s Gisela Dulko, just as she did at the Australian Open. But threeother seeds stumbled. Unseeded Laura Granville, of Chicago bounced No. 27 Severine Bremond of France, 6-3, 7-6 (3); Russia’s Elena Likhovtseva upset countrywoman Olga Poutchkova (26th) and Alicia Molik of Australia beat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain (24) in three sets. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Third-seeded American Andy Roddick didn’t have much trouble in his opening match, beating Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round. Second-seeded Rafael Nadal had little difficulty with France’s Arnaud Clement in their second-round match until, at 5-4 in the second set, Clement broke with Nadal serving for the match. The 20-year-old Spaniard rebounded and won 6-3, 7-6 (3). The 32 seeded men’s and women’s players received first round byes. Czech Republic’s Jan Hernych beat England’s Tim Henman, a two-time Indian Wells finalist, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Guillermo Canas of Argentina needed 49 minutes to beat Czech Republic’s Jan Hajek 6-1, 6-1, and move on to a third-round match with Roger Federer, winner of 41 consecutive matches and the world’s No. 1 the past 161 weeks. Federer won here the past threeyears. center_img INDIAN WELLS – Thousand Oaks teenager Sam Querrey defeated Belgium’s Christophe Rochus 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Pacific Life Open on Saturday. Querrey will play fourth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in the next round. He’s hoping home-court advantage will help. last_img read more

Police probing attempted kidnappings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWest Covina police are investigating an attempted abduction at 6:40 p.m. Monday of a 12-year-old girl on Vine Avenue, east of Hollenbeck Street. The girl was walking her dog when a 25- to 30-year-old man in a car told her to get inside, according to police. The girl heard him say, “You get into this car right now!” She ran home and the suspect drove away, police said. The suspect was described as having black hair, wearing sun glasses with red frames, a black T-shirt, and an eyebrow ring in his right eyebrow. He was driving a four-door white vehicle with tinted windows. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call West Covina Police at (626) 939-8557. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513, 2303160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Law enforcement officials investigated Tuesday two unrelated attempted kidnappings involving two girls in San Dimas and West Covina. In San Dimas, a 14-year-old girl was walking her horse at the San Dimas Equestrian Center at 8:50 p.m. Monday when she felt someone grab her arm from behind, according to Sgt. Larry Wineinger of the sheriff’s San Dimas Station. The girl screamed and kicked the assailant, who then released her and ran away, Wineinger said. The girl, a Pomona resident, was uninjured and police were unable to find the man Monday night, Wineinger said. The assailant was reported to be wearing a dark-colored hooded sweat shirt and a dark-colored baseball cap, and is between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 feet tall. last_img read more


first_imgIf you are looking for an excuse to get out of the house today, Evolve Menswear should be your destination. The annual Evolve Winter Sale kicked off this morning with large crowds waiting patiently to avail of the hot bargains from the renowned outlet.You’ll find lots of your favourite brands like Jack & Jones, G-Star, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas Originals reduced by up to half price, and you can get 2 pairs of jeans for only €45. If you need a suit, shirt, tie or shoes, Evolve’s Suit Department is having its biggest ever suit clearance with suits from €99, while footwear is clearing from just €10.Looking good has never been so easy when you shop at the Evolve Winter Sale. EVOLVE WINTER SALE: 2 PAIRS OF JEANS FOR €45, SUITS FROM €99 AND FOOTWEAR FOR A TENNER! was last modified: December 25th, 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:EvolveletterkennymenswearWinter Salelast_img read more


first_imgA Termon man who castrated his neighbour’s dog after it tried to mate with his pedigree pooch has been fined a further €250.Eddie Flood used a lambing ring to cut the testicles off the little cross terrier dog after it pestered his own dogs.Flood, 44, of Carnasaull, Termon, claimed the dog was allowed to roam freely and that he had been forced to remove it from his house more than 20 times. Eventually he put a rubber lambing ring on it sending it into excruciating pain for more than two days.Flood used a set of pliers to put on the ring and after a few days the dog was unwell and lethargic.It was only then that it was noticed that the dog had lost its testicles.Flood initially denied doing anything to the dog but on September 11th 2009 admitted the attack.Judge Paul Kelly described the incident as appalling.At a previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court Flood had been fined a total of 730 – €500 for compensation for the dog’s owner Frank McGettigan and a further €230 for vet fees.The court was told that Flood had now paid all the fines and was before the court to see what other action the court wanted to take.Inspector David Murphy told the court that there was a provision under the Animal Cruelty Act that he could be prevented from keeping dogs for a period of time.Judge Paul Kelly asked the client if his children would like if someone would do this to the family’s pet dogs?Solicitor for the Defendant Patsy Gallagher said he offered no excuse for what his client had done.“There is no excuse for what happened. It is nothing but an act of cruelty.“It is not accepted and indeed is abhorred by the farming community in which there is a lot of talk of the case.“He thought it was the right thing to do but the wrong approach was taken,” he said.The court was also told that the dog – Rusty – a cross terrier – had been rehoused because its owner did not feel comfortable with leaving him close to Flood.Inspector Kevin McGinley, who carried out the investigation, said he was satisfied Flood’s own dogs were looked after well.Judge Kelly fined Flood a total of €250 and warned “This could have led to this animal’s death if it had not been treated.”EndsJUDGE SLAMS TERMON MAN’S CRUELTY TO DOG AS APPALLING was last modified: April 11th, 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:castratedEddie FloodRustylast_img read more