Mosque vandalism stirs hate fears

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Local Muslim leaders said Saturday they were afraid of a backlash in the aftermath of a thwarted bomb plot in Britain and said vandals who attacked a La Mirada mosque last week committed a hate crime. The mosque – which occupies a storefront in a strip mall at 15077 Imperial Highway – had two large windows shot out with a BB gun Thursday, said Rezaur Rahman president of the Muslim Community Service, Inc. Authorities don’t believe the attack on the mosque was a hate crime, but may be connected to a string of BB gun shootings that took place within a two-hour time span in the La Mirada area that night, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department sergeant said. “The FBI was notified and deemed it not a hate crime,” Sgt. Brian Doyle said. “Other than the fact that the BBs were shot at the window, there was nothing … to show they were singled out.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.But Muslim community members were skeptical. Rahman pointed out that the pictures of minarets on the windows were targeted. The decorated windows will cost between $1,600 to $2,000 to replace, he said. The windows are now boarded up, he said. He urged the Muslim community to be extra vigilant in light of a recent thwarted terrorist bomb plot and unrest in the Middle East, Rahman said. The mosque, which adjoins a Home Depot, is indistinguishable from other storefronts in the shopping center, Doyle said. “It appears it was a random act along with all of this other stuff,” he said, adding that deputies responded that night to at least 10 calls of shot-out windows, most of them belonging to parked cars. No one was injured in the crime spree. Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating. “It looks like juveniles or somebody got a hold of a BB gun and started taking pot shots at parked cars,” he said. Still, the community is on guard, said Munira Syeda, president of the Southern California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The windows that were shot out had Islamic symbolism, possibly pointing to a hate crime, she said. “The community is very cautious right now, they’re afraid of a backlash in the aftermath of the alleged terror plot in Britain that was foiled and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East,” she said. Syeda said the mosque in the past had received letters containing messages such as: “The Muslim religion is a cult and that Mohammed is a terrorist and an outlaw,” and, “No future for Muslims in the U.S.A.” The messages were never traced to anyone. “Whether it’s a hate crime or not we want law enforcement and the Sheriff’s Department to investigate the case and bring perpetrators to justice as soon as possible,” she said. Recent events have made the Islamic community cautious, and the council has urged mosques and Islamic Centers to ramp up security as a precaution, she said.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

‘Pochettino has big decision to make and I’d sell a kidney to get Oblak’

first_img no dice 4 gameday cracker Another mistake from Hugo Lloris has led to calls for the Tottenham goalkeeper to be dropped. Here, @TalkingTHFC acknowledges manager Mauricio Pochettino has a big decision to make before the end of the season.Here we are again.Let’s start off by saying the 2-1 defeat at Anfield was no one single player’s fault. Scratch that, it was Hugo, definitely Hugo. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow BEST OF Vorm deputised for the injured Lloris in September and his mistakes saw Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino score 3rd Oct 2018 – Lloris comes flying out to close down Jordi Alba despite having four defenders back. Fails to meet Alba, who passes to Coutinho for 1-0 after two minutes24th Oct 2018 – Is sent off for a reckless challenge against PSV. Spurs draw 2-2, left with one point after three Champions League group games13th Jan 2019 – Fails to stop Marcus Rashford’s tame effort across goal at his near post in the defeat to Man United31st March 2019 – Is unable to catch a weak effort from Mohamed Salah leading to a Toby Alderweireld own goal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Hugo’s howlers this season LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE The 26-year-old Oblak has been at Atletico since 2014 and become one of the game’s best 4 Gazzaniga has impressed when called upon by Pochettino I feel like I find myself sitting here every few months saying the same thing, whether about the Spurs captain or another player.Tottenham continue to be their own worst enemy. When I look back at the games we’ve lost this season, I can rarely say we’ve played badly. In fact, the game at Liverpool yesterday was one of our best displays for quite some time.But the fact still remains that individual errors are our biggest downfall. Just this season alone, Michel Vorm made a double blunder in the return game against Liverpool, Kieran Trippier at Chelsea and so many more countless examples. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED shining He won the World Cup last summer, but Spurs goalkeeper Lloris has been below par this season Gazzaniga has proven time and time again in a Spurs shirt he has what it takes to succeed as our number one. But the gaffer has put himself in this sticky situation by making Lloris captain. With the armband clamped to his arm and a World Cup medal around his neck, how could he possibly drop the Frenchman?Well, Mauricio, it’s getting to a stage where you need to make that call. This could be a defining decision in his career, and one he absolutely must get right.Nail it, and Spurs transform into a progressive team that can quickly counter thanks to the prowess of the Argentine’s kicking ability. Stick with Lloris, and the monthly mistake he makes may become a weekly occurrence. But, there is a third option. Do Tottenham actually go out and sign a new first-choice goalkeeper?It’s been seven years since the club last had to replace their number one, and some would argue the significant jumps made in stature since then could help to attract a player of an even higher calibre than Lloris.I don’t want to sound dramatic, but I’d literally sell a kidney to get Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak on board.But, I’m not the one in the driving seat. Mr Pochettino, now is the time to stick your neck out. Do you stick, or do you twist? This summer, we may actually find out. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Does he keep faith in World Cup-winning Lloris, does he finally give Paulo Gazzaniga an extended run, or does he dip into the market?The Frenchman continues to be a frustration to fans. He proved away at Borussia Dortmund not three weeks ago he can be the difference when it really matters. But on Sunday he proved once again that he can be the exact opposite. Even analysing our captain alone, only Everton keeper Jordan Pickford (9) has made more errors leading to goals in the Premier League since the 2016/17 season than Lloris (8), and most of those were at Sunderland. I mean, really?The official line from Mauricio Pochettino continues to be that his players are punching well above their weight and continuing to learn. But where do we draw the line?Spurs have the fourth highest average age of any squad in the top six this season. The suggestion that this is a young crop still learning just isn’t an argument. The hierarchy at the club just can’t make that excuse anymore I’m afraid. REVEALED 4 REPLY We simply had to add to the squad over the last two windows, but for reasons we can’t explain, we haven’t. This summer, Tottenham need a huge overhaul of names, but the likelihood of that is slim to none. Investment is key in the Premier League, just ask Liverpool.Returning to the dilemma at hand, what does Pochettino do about his goalkeeper conundrum? A World Cup final gaffe has been followed by a number of high profile mistakes this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

How much Fergie loved beating Liverpool and the dread that fills all at Man United

first_img If Man United beat Man City, they would leave Liverpool two points clear at the top of the Premier League with three games to play Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card All that mattered to Sir Alex Ferguson was beating Liverpool. That game was massive to him.In the legendary boss’ own words, knocking the Reds “off their f***ing perch,” was his greatest challenge.Of all the things he has said, that line uttered in a 2002 interview, is his most famous. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ferguson was always up for games against Liverpool and once claimed his greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool off their ‘f***ing perch’ – which he did “I remember one game, I got sent off at Anfield but we still won. Normally, he’d fine you if you were sent off but he was buzzing so much, he forgot. I got away with one there.”Even when Liverpool fell away during the 1990s, Ferguson wrote in his autobiography: “I could always feel their breath on my neck from 30 miles away.”It appears the only thing to worry the manager was a Reds resurgence. “When a club of Liverpool’s history and tradition pull off a treble of cup wins, as they did in 2001, with the FA, League and UEFA trophies under Gerard Houllier, you are bound to feel a tremor of dread. My thought that year was ‘Oh no, not them. Anybody but them.’”Now, having achieved what he set out to do, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current United side could help put their rivals right back on said f***ing perch. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE The hatred everyone associated with United has for their north west rivals is difficult to put into words, so the fact they would be happy to lose a Manchester derby if it stopped a Liverpool title party is huge.Ferguson was so happy whenever his side beat Liverpool – he could even be spotted dancing in the changing room afterwards.“Every game was big but then there was Liverpool,” former Old Trafford striker Andy Cole once told The Sun.“When we beat them the gaffer would come into the changing room and do a little jig. 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF no dice REVEALED At the time, United trailed Arsenal by six points in the league and former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen used his newspaper column to suggest winning the title that season – which he did – would be the greatest achievement of his career given that the Gunners had won the previous campaign by 10 points.“My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch. And you can print that,” Ferguson said in response when Hansen’s words were put to him by journalist Michael Walker. 4center_img Liverpool were the dominant English team in the 1980s, but have not won the league since 1990 and Man United fans want to keep it that way tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining It’s little wonder, with Liverpool closing in on a first league title since 1990, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker revealed he United fans have stopped him in the street to tell him they hope City win the crucial Manchester derby. Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side would maintain their challenge at the top, however, if United were to win, that would send Liverpool two points clear at the top with three games to play. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers gives Man United hope in Harry Maguire chase

first_imgThe Red Devils have pursued Maguire for the past 12 months, with the player himself revealing he would be keen on a move to Old Trafford.But the Foxes have held firm in their £80million valuation, knowing full well they will have to delve into the transfer market to sign a replacement.With the window shutting on August 8, speculation earlier this week suggested the club had a secret date after which point they would no longer consider selling their star man.However, in a boost to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rodgers insists this is not the case.‘Harry Maguire is similar to Virgial Van Dijk’, talkSPORT told 3 Brendan Rodgers has confirmed there is ‘no cut-off date’ whereby the club would no longer consider selling Harry Maguire.The Leicester City manager has spent much of pre-season talking about the future of the England international, with Manchester United keen on making a deal happen. Sam Allardyce says Harry Maguire is similar to Virgil van Dijk“He’s never once sulked, he has just gone with it, he’s integrated into the group, he’s smiled, he’s taken part in everything we have wanted to do and he was sick yesterday and we had a number of players that were sick yesterday after we came back from our trip.“And in these circumstances it can be very easy for him not to play, but he wanted to be with the squad. He came here to play and you can see the quality he has in that 45 minutes.” getty images “Harry is a top class player and of course this has attracted interest, with two bids coming in.“But they are nowhere near to meeting the valuation of the club. Harry is relaxed about it, we are, he’s been absolutely brilliant.“I really have to add, because I have been in this situation a number of times where it can be very, very difficult for players.“But he is a special guy. You see him on the pitch, but off the pitch he’s been very professional. The supporters need to know how he has been. getty images Brendan Rodgers was speaking after the pre-season clash at Stoke City Harry Maguire is a target for Manchester United this summer 3 United conceded a record 54 Premier League goals last season “I haven’t really thought about that,” said the former Liverpool boss.“We have two weeks left to go in the window for all of the players. I think it’s just a case of everyone staying focused.”Last week, the 46-year-old revealed to talkSPORT Leicester City were ‘relaxed’ about the potential departure of Maguire, claiming the two offers the club had received so far this summer fell short of their valuation.“It’s pretty simple really and we are quite relaxed about it,” Rodgers said of the situation surrounding Maguire. getty images Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 19.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 3last_img read more

YouTube star to Northampton – Ace is showing KSI and Logan Paul how it’s done

first_img Ed Mulholland/Matchroom GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!What a way to score your first Cobblers goal, @Scott_pollock12! 🔥🔥🔥— Northampton Town (@ntfc) October 22, 2019Pollock has made good progress in a short space of time at Sixfields and so is the club as a whole.In 2018/19, Northampton finished 15th in League Two and a long way off the top seven but this time they look like they’re in the conversation to win promotion to League One.Keith Curle’s side are currently seventh in the table and are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions.Pollock has made no secret of what the club’s desires are this season. He said: “Definitely promotion. A lot of people in the dressing room and the manager want to be in a promotion side.“We’ve definitely got the players to do that so we just need to get on those runs again and keep the form going. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future appointed 3 KSI and Logan Paul battled it out in a huge rematch but it wasn’t to everyone’s taste Getty Images – Getty Vardy came from non-league football to terrifying Premier League defences Pollock, 18, only started playing football at Sunday league level when he was 11 years old.He was quickly snapped up by the Cobblers and played for them at youth level before seeing Hashtag were holding open trials in London in 2017.“I sent my application off and didn’t expect anything back but I got an email about two weeks before the trial saying I’d been accepted into it and invited along,” Pollock exclusively told“My mum wasn’t too sure about me going to London to do a trial with some strangers and that but I showed her some videos and she sort of got it in the end.”Good thing Pollock did take the chance with the ‘strangers’ though as he was the lucky person from the thousands of applicants to be selected to sign for the team.More and more we are seeing YouTube personalities breaking into the world of sport – just last weekend KSI and Logan Paul fought each other in a professional boxing match at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.They received criticism from some in the boxing community but the internet celebrities were keen to stress that they were taking things very seriously in the build-up.Brit KSI won the bout but it’s clear that the standard of both fighters is some way off needed for either to consider boxing as a career seriously in the future. Pollock though has made a good transition into professional football and claims his experiences at Hashtag helped prepare him for Northampton.He added: “You’re treated like a professional footballer even though you’re not in the professional game at Hashtag. You have sponsorship stuff, always on camera, do interviews, fans are watching the game and stuff like that.“You’re playing men’s football too. I was 16 at the time playing for them so that helped my development, moving from youth football to a men’s team so that definitely helped me.”A stirring performance in an exhibition match between Hashtag United and Tekkers Town in the 2017 Wembley Cup saw more people take notice of Pollock’s talents.And less than a year later, Pollock signed a two-year scholarship with Northampton, the club he actually had a season ticket with for three years.He made his debut rather suddenly during a League Two match away at Cambridge United in January, coming on for the injured Shaun McWilliams just before half time. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 The likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are living proof that there is more than one route into making it as a footballer.Tottenham and England hotshot Kane had four pretty unsuccessful loan spells across clubs in the Football League before getting his chance and taking it at Spurs.Meanwhile, Vardy was not playing in the Football League until the age of 25 but made rapid progress after signing for Leicester in May 2012. rookie error 3 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son on target Absolutely gutted about the result today.Was a proud moment for me to wear the Northampton shirt for the first time❤️ Thanks to all the fans that travelled today, showed great support🙌🏼— Scott Pollock (@Scott_pollock12) January 19, 2019He made four more appearances for the Cobblers last term and managed to scoop the club’s Young Player of the Season award.His fine form was perhaps not reflected fairly on FIFA 20, however, as Pollock was given a score of just 51 in the popular video game.Like many footballers, Pollock was reported to have been unhappy with his rating but he set the record straight on whether he felt his FIFA 20 rating was ‘harsh’ like he supposedly said when taking part in a video with YouTuber Kieran Brown.Pollock added: “I think the wording got changed a bit. I’m not too bothered about the rating. Kieran said ‘maybe some of the ratings were a bit harsh’ and it got changed in the headline to ‘I’m not happy with it’.“If I keep playing, keep in the squad, maybe add a few goals and assists then maybe I can get higher 50s [on FIFA 21]. I’m not too sure what a fair score is but we’ll see how the season goes.”Pollock has become more of a regular in 2019/20 and a dream of his came true on a Tuesday night in Carlisle last month when he bagged his first goal for his boyhood club.On his first Cobblers goal, Pollock said: “It was a big moment. It didn’t feel real when I scored it and I didn’t really get the chance to celebrate it as all the boys came over to congratulate me.“Mum wasn’t there in the stadium, she was listening to it live on the radio. She couldn’t believe it when she heard my name being announced. She was proud.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta stalemate update Getty Images – Getty Pollock has made a seamless transition from YouTube team into the professional game latest Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff statement targets But how many footballers can say they’ve played for a team started by a YouTuber before signing a professional deal?This is what makes Northampton Town midfielder Scott Pollock’s route into the game so unique, as he actually started his senior career at Hashtag United which was founded by Spencer Owen, or Spencer FC as the YouTube sensation is better known. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “This season we’ve had a lot of new signings and I think we’ve gelled quite well quite quickly. We’ve got new midfielders like Alan McCormack and Ryan Watson who have come in.“Obviously it’s different with different players but you can see we’re starting to gel with the recent results that we’ve had.“On a personal note, I just want to keep in the team, keep playing and get more 90 minutes under me. Hopefully get a few more goals too.“It’s a good club for young players to come through. You’ve seen with previous managers like Dean Austin putting people on the bench and playing younger players and with Keith coming in there’s people like me and Jay Williams from the youth team who get a lot of chances in the first-team.“I think there were seven of us from the youth team who signed professional contracts. It shows the club’s ambition with the youth.”last_img read more

Irish Seniors Close Championship comes to a finish in Enniscrone

first_imgMaurice Kelly claimed his fifth Irish Seniors Close Championship at Enniscrone, finishing six shots clear of the field on five under.Naas veteran Kelly entered the final round with a two-shot cushion but dropped three shots on the front nine to fall one behind Tuam’s Alan Moran. Disaster struck for Moran at the 10th where he ran up a triple bogey seven while Kelly caught fire on the back nine, making eagle at the par-five 14th and birdies at 13 and 16 to card a final round 72.Kelly had previously won the Irish Seniors Close in 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015. His triumph at Enniscrone marks his fifth victory in the event making him the most successful player in the championship since it was introduced in 2009.Castlerock’s David Mulholland finished second on plus one having carded a 74 in the final round while England’s Steve Graham posted 75 to finish third.Tramore’s John Mitchell took the category prize for the over 60s. Tralee’s Michael Coote was best in the over 65 category and Peter Cowley from Cork led the over 70s.Irish Seniors Close ChampionshipFriday 6 JulyEnniscrone (Par 73)Results after 54 holes214 M Kelly (Naas) 71, 71, 72220 D Mulholland (Castlerock) 71, 75, 74221 S Graham (East Sussex Nat) 76, 70, 75222 A Egan (Royal Curragh) 73, 74, 75223 A Moran (Tuam) 73, 71, 79224 M Coote (Tralee) 74, 77, 73226 S Underwood (Co. Sligo) 79, 71, 76; H Smyth (Mourne) 74, 76, 76227 P Sheehan (Ballybunion) 80, 79, 68; E Haugh (Castletroy) 78, 73, 76; J O’Brien (Castlemartyr) 77, 75, 75; R Cross (Enniscrone) 75, 76, 76228 J Mitchell (Tramore) 78, 77, 73230 K Bornemann (Douglas) 83, 72, 75231 J McVeigh (Carlow) 80, 75, 76232 A Brannock (Newlands) 82, 75, 75; P Lyons (Cork) 79, 76, 77; R McDowell (Royal Belfast) 77, 77, 78233 M Ahern (Skerries) 82, 77, 74; L Halpin (Westport) 80, 77, 76234 T McClements (Clandeboye) 86, 74, 74235 C Murphy (Clandeboye) 80, 82, 73; P Rogers (Dundalk) 79, 78, 78; P Cowley (Cork) 77, 78, 80236 T Hayes (Co. Louth) 85, 74, 77; M McMurray (Royal Portrush) 84, 72, 80237 B O’Leary (Greystones) 86, 74, 77; A Lilley (Ballyclare) 85, 69, 83238 J Garvey (Seapoint) 82, 79, 77; F Flynn (Laytown & Bettystown ) 78, 82, 78239 E Power (Kilkenny) 79, 82, 78240 M Quirke (Doneraile) 85, 77, 78; D O’Loughlin (Kingswood) 85, 77, 78; S Alley (Co. Tipperary) 79, 79, 82; T Kelly (Balcarrick) 74, 81, 85242 B Donlon (Birr) 83, 76, 83; B Burke (Moate) 82, 77, 83; P Bevins (Carlow) 81, 81, 80245 M Gaynor (Co. Meath) 80, 82, 83246 W Doggart (Clandeboye) 88, 74, 84247 J Hughes (Balcarrick) 80, 82, 85248 N Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 85, 76, 87; I Smyth (Clandeboye) 84, 75, 89249 D Smith (Millicent) 79, 83, 87250 D Varian (Dun Laoghaire) 75, 85, 90251 M Chambers (Royal Dublin) 82, 77, 92NR N McGrane (Royal Dublin) 84, 66; E Heywood (City of Derry) 79, 79NS J Dempsey (Royal Curragh) 82, 80Non-Qualifiers163 A Wynne (Strandhill) 82, 81; D O’Neill (The Links Portmarnock) 81, 82164 P Madigan (Waterford Castle) 88, 76; R Timlin (Galway) 84, 80; L Connolly (Wexford) 83, 81; D Hogan (Newlands) 83, 81; N Duke (Killiney) 82, 82; F Leonard (Knightsbrook ) 81, 83; T Tyrrell (The Heath) 79, 85165 S Ward (Laytown & Bettystown) 87, 78; M McCormick (West Middlesex) 86, 79; D O’Donovan (Bandon) 86, 79; M Eaton (Holywood) 83, 82; B Hobson (Malone) 81, 84; D Linehan (Muskerry) 80, 85; V Carney (Beech Park) 79, 86166 P Mitchell (Holywood) 87, 79; J Hughes (Woodbrook) 86, 80; P Lewis (Woodbrook) 84, 82; C Mcilroy (Holywood) 84, 82; P Butler Jnr (Newlands) 83, 83; D Sheedy (Lahinch) 82, 84; D Weekes (Malone) 81, 85167 P McGilloway (Hermitage) 87, 80; S Carter (Mountrath) 85, 82; M O’Neill (Clonmel) 85, 82; K Knightly (Royal Dublin) 82, 85; R Fitzgerald (Tramore) 82, 85; J Houlihan (Dooks) 81, 86168 N Woods (Bangor) 87, 81; J Bodkin (Tuam) 84, 84; C Hurst  (Pedham Place ) 83, 85; F Harrold (Castletroy) 82, 86; C Harrington (Southfield) 81, 87; M Crowley (Naas) 80, 88169 J Williams (Castle) 93, 76; P Morgan (Co. Sligo) 85, 84; S Healy (Galway) 82, 87170 K Lawlor (Beaverstown) 89, 81; T Saunders (Ennis) 87, 83172 I Harbourne (Newlands) 89, 83; M Higgins (Claremorris) 83, 89173 T Byrne (Greystones) 89, 84; P Browne (Laytown & Bettystown) 77, 96174 B O’Malley (Royal Dublin) 90, 84; M Hogan (Glasson) 88, 86175 H MacKeown (Portmarnock) 91, 84176 M Donohue (Portumna) 97, 79177 G Hutchinson (Royal Belfast) 91, 86; D Francis (Ashbourne) 91, 86179 G Fox (Strandhill) 91, 88184 S O’Mahony (Galway) 90, 94187 T Griffin (Corballis Links) 91, 96188 A Bell (Greencastle) 95, 93WD H O’Leary (Muskerry) 83, WD; M Scott (Luttrellstown Castle) 84, WD; B Bolger (Portmarnock) 81, WDNR M Horan (Birr Golf Club); P Higgins (Naas); D Egan (Moyvalley); P Reilly (Co. Louth)RTD A Morrow (Portmarnock); C Walshe (Dundalk); K Sheehy (Athlone); R McDonnell (Co. Louth); J Hutchinson (Royal Dublin)NR P Fulham (Glenlo Abbey); G Eagleton (Virginia); R Joyce (Oughterard); P Killeen (Claremorris)last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Tasty Lunch for the Bobolink

first_imgBobolink at the Conservancy FarmMy birding companion this weekend had a much bigger camera lens than I did, and a keener eye for finding birds in the tall grasses of the field. We were at the Conservancy Farm in Superior Township, Michigan, scanning the tops of the grasses for our target bird for the day.Wait, was that it? I asked as a blur of black caught the corner of my eye. No, he responded. That was the Red-winged Blackbird. Look at the grasses on the right, where the ground slopes down. There it is!And he was right.Hidden behind the grasses, among the purple flowers of the thistle was the Bobolink. The black bird with white on its wings and a yellow nape that I often refer to as the tuxedo bird. Why do I call it a tuxedo bird? Because the male Bobolink with his stunning black and white colors reminds me of a someone dressed in a formal black and white tuxedo. The bird seemed a bit agitated, constantly calling and moving its tail. We thought we might be too close to a nest, so we backed off. And then the bird took flight for a short distance, nabbing a bug in flight. Look carefully in his bill, you’ll see a bug with bright blue colors and wings. Time for an early lunch! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Elusive Black-crowned Night HeronWhat a pleasant surprise I had yesterday! I added three life birds (Horned Grebe, Lesser Scaup, and American Golden Plover) to my birding list, and saw lots of migrating water birds and several neotropical songbirds near Lake Erie. It was wonderful to see the life birds, though I wish I…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Blue Grosbeak at the Antenna FarmWhen I heard from our local birding email list that Blue Grosbeaks, a large bird similar in size to the Northern Cardinal, had been found near Lake Erie in southeast Michigan, I was on a quest. I had to find it! It took me three tries over two weekends, 100…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Shiny Cowbird in Michigan”This looks like the place to be”, I said as I sat down on the bench behind the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, on the shore of Lake Superior, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I took a look about, and noticed there were a lot of birders sitting on the…In “Nature”last_img read more

Weekly Wrapup, 12-16 February 2007

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb.Top Web NewsIt was a relatively quiet week in Web news. There were variousmobile announcements from the 3GSM conference in Spain and someproduct releases (e.g. MS Soapbox). Also Googleacquired video game advertising company Adscape. Perhaps the most interesting newscame right at the end of the week, with Dell’s web 2.0 Digg Clone and Video SharingSite. But not much else to report really!Analysis PostsOur most popular post this week was an Index of the mainvideo sharing sites. Emre Sokullu did a tremendous job of categorizing the white hotonline video industry and listing the main players. The feedback to the post wasoverwhelming, but we plan to update it over time with more companies.Also I recommend Alex Iskold’s analysis of HowSocial Sites Reveal What Your Audience Likes. Especially if you’re a blogger, thereare some great tips in there on how to deliver what your audience wants. And as commenterJames Brown noted, there’s an opportunity forGoogle or even a startup to make these stats easier to obtain:“Wouldn’t it be great if these kind of statistics were pulled from social sites intoexisting web-analytics software? Imagine opening Google Analytics and seeing acorrelation between number of bookmarks and sales, or ad hits.”Other analysis posts this week:EuropeanStartups and Web Innovation Around The WorldWeb 3.0 = (4C + P +VS)FiveKey Takeaways From Microsoft, OpenID AnnouncementYahoo!Pipes and The Web As DatabaseWindows LiveConfusion – One Year OnFirefox 3To Support Offline AppsTop Web Appsin LatviaGoogle SearchAJAXifiedStartup ActionWe didn’t deliver as many startup reviews as I wanted to this week. But of notewere:EditGrid –New Online Spreadsheet, Better Than Google SpreadsheetsStray Cinema: OpenSource Film-making on the Web1dawgConverts Online Video For Mobile DevicesNext week I will make a special effort to pump out more reviews (there’s certainly noshortage of candidates in my email inbox!).PollAs mentioned in the previous post, thetopic this week was: does location matter in Web innovation? So far nearly half ofyou (47%) think that location does matter, but that several places in theworld have just as high a chance of innovation as Silicon Valley (depending on producttype and other factors). A third of you (34%) think that location doesn’tmatter and that innovation can happen equally everywhere (NZ, Timbuktoo, etc). Only 1/5of you (20%) think that Silicon Valley has the highest chance of innovation.That’s a wrap for another week! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups richard macmanuslast_img read more