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CDC Power Struggle Deepens

first_imgEmbattled Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) national chairman George Solo has suspended three Executive Committee members of the party for time indefinite, worsening the existing “power struggle.”Some executive committee members early August 2014, expelled chairman Solo from his post for allegedly breaching the party’s guidelines.A communication to that effect was transmitted to the national electoral body—National Elections Commissions (NEC).Solo had since protested his removal before the Elections Commission, claiming that his colleagues’ action was against the party’s constitution. Pending an official ruling from the NEC, Solo issued a statement in Monrovia suspending Mulbah K. Morlu, vice chairman for operations, youth league chairman, Jefferson T. Koijii and deputy secretary general for administration, Samora P.Z. Wolokolie.According to Solo’s statement, “these individuals are suspended for time indefinite and they are expected to submit to the special investigative committee for investigation.”Solo’s statement continued, “The chairman has set up a six-man special investigative panel headed by its executive committee member Mike Doryen to probe them for grossly violating the party’s constitution.”In reaction to Solo’s assertions, Wolokolie said, “We consider that trash.”“I can’t respond to an embattled chairman,” Wolokolie concluded.For his part, Mulbah Morlu, vice chairman for operation declined to speak, adding; “That man is not chairman any longer.”However, Solo announced the suspension of all political activities of the CDC and asked all partisans to refrain from party activities related to gatherings as per health regulations and the “State of Emergency” until the party sees it necessary.Meanwhile, NEC failed to resolve CDC’s saga after several conferences with parties involved, forcing Commissioner Jonathan Weedor to revert to the Board of Commissioners for further investigation, NEC Spokesperson Joey Kennedy said.“Commissioner Weedor, who has direct oversight responsibility over CDC, could not resolve the matter and has asked that the matter be brought to the Board of Commissioners’ attention; so that will be communicated soon,” the NEC official said.According to party sources, Solo is currently before CDC Grievance Committee and the statement issued under his signature at the moment further cripples his chances of retaining his position as chairman.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Giroud sinks Liverpool to keep Chelsea’s top four bid alive

first_imgA fourth successive victory equalled Chelsea’s longest league winning streak this season, keeping them in the hunt for a top four finish while denting third-placed Liverpool’s challenge for the same target.It was a frustrating return to domestic action for Liverpool after their Champions League semi-final success against Roma in midweek.In a dramatic conclusion to the top four battle, Chelsea, who are three points behind Liverpool, host struggling Huddersfield on Wednesday and Tottenham face Newcastle the same evening.On the final day of the season next Sunday, Chelsea head to Newcastle and Tottenham entertain Leicester.With only one win in their last five league games, Liverpool have made their top four status an unnecessarily tense affair.Jurgen Klopp’s team should still be able to guarantee a Champions League berth if they beat Brighton at Anfield on Sunday.Even if they don’t finish in the top four, Liverpool can return to Europe’s elite club competition by defeating Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26.Liverpool fans crowded into one corner of the Bridge were still in party mood after their side’s Roman conquest and regular renditions of their “Allez, Allez” European anthem served as the soundtrack to a bright opening from the visitors.Picked out by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pass, Roberto Firmino made an intelligent run down the right-hand side of the penalty area and tested Thibaut Courtois with a dipping half-volley.Eden Hazard was the victim of a thunderous tackle from James Milner that left the Chelsea playmaker in need of treatment and the Liverpool midfielder fortunate to avoid a booking.Hazard dusted himself down and was able to play on, moments later teeing up Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s first shot on target.That was a rare incursion into the Liverpool area from Chelsea as Klopp’s men dominated possession early on.– Personal duel –Sadio Mane’s 25-yard drive forced a sprawling save from Courtois and from the resulting corner, the Chelsea keeper needed to be alert to stop Virgil van Dijk heading in from close range.Mane was in a personal duel with Courtois, who kept out another powerful blast from the Senegal winger, then scrambled to his feet to deny him again from the rebound.But despite their pressure, Liverpool were caught with a sucker punch in the 32nd minute as Giroud justified Conte’s decision to select him at the expense of the out of form Alvaro Morata.Victor Moses teased Andrew Robertson as he worked space to swing over a cross and Giroud, stealing in front of the slow to react Dejan Lovren, glanced a fine header into the far corner of the net.Giroud celebrated his fifth Chelsea goal since his January move from Arsenal by sprinting over to the bench and clambered up to hug team-mate David Luiz, who wasn’t involved in the matchday squad.Suddenly there was more verve about Chelsea and Cesc Fabregas almost doubled their lead with a low effort that flashed across goal.Mohamed Salah was anonymous in the first half until the Liverpool star was booked for diving, a decision that drew an angry response from Klopp as he berated the fourth official.Moses threatened with a stinging strike soon after the interval and Hazard followed suit, bringing Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius into action after a thrusting run.Egypt star Salah was finding it impossible to escape the close attention of Chelsea defenders.Liverpool were impotent as a result and Chelsea salted away the points after Liverpool substitute Dominic Solanke headed over.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his last five matches for Chelsea after a slow start © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, May 6 – Olivier Giroud boosted Chelsea’s bid to snatch a place in the Premier League’s top four as the France striker sealed a 1-0 win over Liverpool that brought the Champions League finalists back down to earth on Sunday.Giroud’s first-half header at Stamford Bridge lifted fifth-placed Chelsea to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.last_img read more

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Deaths that shocked the sports world in 2019

first_img0Shares0000Tributes poured in for Emiliano Sala at former club Nantes after a plane carrying the Argentine plunged into the English Channel © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Dec 25 – From the tragic death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala to motor racing legend Niki Lauda and South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup champion Chester Williams, AFP Sport looks at some of the notable sporting figures who passed away in 2019:Emiliano Sala, 28 — The Argentine footballer was killed on January 21 when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. He was on his way to join Cardiff after they agreed a club record 17 million-euro transfer fee with Nantes.Niki Lauda, 70Niki Lauda went on to become a successful entrepreneur following his Formula One career © APA/AFP / ERWIN SCHERIAU— Austria’s three-time Formula One world champion died on May 20, eight months after a lung transplant. Lauda suffered severe burns on his face and hands, and inhaled toxic fumes which damaged his lungs when his vehicle burst into flames at the Nurburgring in 1976. Despite being given the last rites in hospital he made an almost miraculous recovery to race again just six weeks later still bandaged and in intense pain.Jose Antonio Reyes, 35— The former Spain international was killed in a car crash on June 1 on the main road from Sevilla to Utrera. Reyes was part of Arsenal’s unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ who won the 2003-04 Premier League title. He later had spells at Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.Marieke Vervoort, 40Belgium’s Marieke Vervoort won four Paralympic medals — one gold, two silver and a bronze — across the 2012 and 2016 Games © AFP/File / YASUYOSHI CHIBA— Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort, suffering from a degenerative muscle disease, ended her life on October 22 through euthanasia. Vervoort announced her intentions after the 2016 Rio Games after detailing her struggle with constant pain, paralysis in her legs and a condition which left her barely able to sleep.Bob Willis, 70— The former England paceman, who famously bowled his country to a dramatic Test win against Australia in 1981, died December 4. Willis played in 90 Tests, taking 325 wickets with his aggressive pace bowling and also captained England for a spell before retiring in 1984 and taking up a career in broadcasting.Chester Williams, 49Chester Williams scored 14 tries in 27 appearances for South Africa © AFP / Gary BERNARD— The left winger in South Africa’s side that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup died of a heart attack on September 6 after returning home from a gym session. Williams was the only black player in the triumphant 1995 side and has been credited by many with breaking barriers in a team reserved for whites for many decades.James Small, 50— The former South African winger, a member of the celebrated 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, died of a heart attack on July 10. Small was famed for keeping rampant Jonah Lomu at bay when the Springboks won the World Cup final in Johannesburg, a historic moment for the country just a year after the end of white-minority apartheid rule.Gordon Banks, 81A statue of former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks sits outside the ground at Stoke City © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS— England’s goalkeeper during their triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign, Banks passed away on February 12. A legendary save he made from Pele at the 1970 World Cup came to define his career. “The save was one of the best I have ever seen,” Pele recalled.Martin Peters, 76Martin Peters (16) celebrates after scoring against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final © AFP/File / STRINGER— The forward was part of the West Ham trio of captain Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley, for England’s only World Cup triumph in 1996.Hurst described Peters, who died December 21 following a long battle against Alzheimer’s disease, as “one of the all-time greats”.Tyler Skaggs, 27San Diego Padres players pay tribute to Tyler Skaggs following his death which rocked Major League Baseball © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Sean M. Haffey— The Los Angeles Angels pitcher was found dead July 1 in his hotel room ahead of a game against the Texas Rangers. A toxicology report showed Skaggs had ingested a lethal mix of alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone.Raymond Poulidor, 83— The universally loved Poulidor died November 13 but will forever be remembered as the greatest French rider never to win the Tour de France. From 1964 to 1976 Poulidor finished second in the Tour de France on three occasions and third five times in an era dominated by Eddy Merckx.Anthoine Hubert, 22The crash that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert also left Juan Manuel Correa with severe injuries © ANP/AFP/File / Remko de Waal— The French driver was killed in a horrific high-speed race just minutes into the Formula Two race at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 31. Hubert, who was considered a serious talent by Renault’s F1 set up, died following a three-car pile-up also involving Juan Manuel Correa and Giuliano Alesi.Frank Robinson, 83— The pioneering baseball great, who was the first African-American to become a manager in the major leagues, passed away February 7 after suffering from bone cancer. The Hall of Famer won two World Series titles during a glittering career and remains the only player to win MVP awards in both the National League and American League.Matti Nykanen, 55— The Finnish ski jumping ace died suddenly on February 4. Nykanen dominated the sport in the 1980s when he won four Olympic gold medals, six world titles and the World Cup four times. He made headlines after his sporting career as a pop singer and stripper and did repeated stints in prison for assault.Hidekichi Miyazaki, 108— A Japanese centenarian who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over-105 age category died January 23. Miyazaki, dubbed “Golden Bolt” after eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, clocked 42.22 seconds in his home city of Kyoto in 2015.Kelly Catlin, 23Kelly Catlin’s family revealed she had been suffering from depression in the months leading up to her death © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNAND— The American three-time world champion cyclist took her own life on March 7 after a battle with depression. Catlin was part of the US team pursuit squads that captured world titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and also won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Jessi Combs, 39— A racing driver considered the “fastest woman on four wheels” was killed in an August 27 car accident trying to break her own record. Combs earned her “fastest woman” title in 2013 when she hit 398 miles (641 kilometres) per hour.Pernell Whitaker, 55— The former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion died after a traffic accident in Virginia on July 14. Whitaker was regarded as one of the most gifted fighters of his generation, a skilful technician who enjoyed a successful professional career after winning gold as a lightweight at the 1984 Olympics.Andres Gimeno, 82Andres Gimeno won his only Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 1972, beating Frenchman Patrick Proisy in four sets © AFP/File— The oldest male French Open champion in the Open era passed away October 9. Gimeno’s biggest achievement was winning Roland Garros aged 34 in 1972 but he also reached the Australian Open final in 1969 and the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1970.Billy McNeill, 79— The former Celtic captain, the skipper of the ‘Lisbon Lions’ side that became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, died April 22 after suffering from dementia for a number of years. His spent his entire playing career with Celtic before going on to manage the Glasgow giants.Peter Snell, 80— The New Zealand running great, the most dominant middle-distance runner of his era, died December 12. Snell, who had suffered heart problems for a few years, won gold in the only three Olympic events he contested — the 800 metres at Rome in 1960 and the 800m and 1500m in Tokyo four years later.0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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His love affair with a Mustang only deepens

first_imgThree years ago, I fell in love with a beautiful older woman. She was high-spirited and alternated between making my day and breaking my heart. I call her Katherine. She’s a ’66 Mustang GT Coupe, springtime yellow and powered by a 289-cubic-inch V-8 that screams like a jealous girlfriend. She’s curvaceous, sleek and as pretty as the day she rolled off a San Jose assembly line midway through the Johnson administration, the same year the Beach Boys found “Good Vibrations” and Nancy Sinatra’s boots were made for walking. I’m not the first man to liken a car to a woman: Henry Ford had his Tin Lizzy, and I’d bet Karl Benz had a pet name for his Patent Motor Car – Patty, perhaps? I’m probably not even the first to liken an undependable car to a fractious gal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But, boy, does the analogy fit with Katherine – Katybelle or Kit-Kat, if she’s been kind to me; unprintable things if she’s not. On those days when she’s gliding along on those rally wheels and the four-barrel carb’s mixing gasoline and air into a beautiful, hallucinogenic blend, I love her. But like a sassy cowgirl with a devilishly raised eyebrow, she demands my attention. If I don’t watch her gauges, keep her out of the rain and say nice things about her, she reminds me who’s in charge. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve wanted to drive a Mustang. The look, the sound, even the name, with its delicious feeling as it pops forth from your lips – they’re seductive. I found her a few years ago by accident, stumbling into Mustangs Only in Culver City while lost on assignment. She was off in the corner, one of the only four-speeds on the lot, and I sat in her slick, black, vinyl seats and dreamed. The original owner’s manual was still in the glove box with the San Pedro address printed inside the cover. For the next year, the memory of her nagged at me. I was writing a story involving an old pony car at the time and wanted to know what it really felt like behind the wheel. I foolishly went back and asked for a test-drive – strictly for educational purposes, I told myself. Jim, the owner of the lot, handed me the keys, climbed in beside me, and we went for a five-mile drive. Suddenly, I had a burning desire to get rid of my perfectly functional 1993 Acura Integra for a no-power-steering, no-FM-radio, nothing-but-Michigan-muscle sled 13 years my senior. I shopped around, looked in magazines, drove a few others. But there was no one like her. I picked her up March17 – 39 years to the day after she left the now-defunct Soderstrom Ford. I named her in honor of my crazy great-aunt. On the way home, two extremely prophetic things happened: I found myself next to a Ferrari and the driver was totally checking me out with envious eyes. And I found that neither headlight worked. So began my first trip to Pep Boys, a place with which I’ve become intimately familiar. For a year, she was my daily ride, giving me endless memories, both great and terrible. She left me stranded in countless places, oftentimes because I’d not paid her the proper respect and attention. On a particularly memorable trip back from San Diego in a horrendous rainstorm, she filled up with water as my buddy Derrick and I yelled over the roar of the engine and tried to stay warm. A few months later, he was bound for Iraq as an Army Ranger. I will never forget that night, with all the frustrations of that car, as long as I live. I also remember nursing her back from Thousand Oaks with a radiator repaired with an entire roll of duct tape. The steam caught up with me in Calabasas, and I surrendered and called the Auto Club. “You’ve got a black-plate ’66 Mustang?” the operator said. “Man, I’ve always wanted one.” I was tempted to hand over the keys in exchange for a ride home, but I kept my cool and my troublesome car. Ultimately, she broke down too many times and cost too much to operate every day. So I got a boring Honda Civic that never gives a hint of trouble and retired Katherine to weekend duty. Proud of her status as a cruising car, she’s never messed with me since. She’s not perfect. Her electrical system’s touchy, there’s a gash on her hood, and her passenger-door lock never works right. She gets 12mpg at her best, and I cringe every time I think of what she pumps into the atmosphere each time I touch the accelerator. But there are also the good days. Those beautiful, sacred moments, where sun’s glinting off the wax on the hood, my wife’s at my side, and the street’s wide open. The light’s about to change, and I stomp that stiff clutch down and lean hard on the gas. The eight cylinders start cracking off like a tommy gun, bam-bam-bam-bam. I yank my foot off the clutch, and it hangs for a moment, just a little moment, before the engine catches and Katherine kicks me in the ribs. We thunder forward like a stampede. And all is forgiven, Katybelle. All is forgiven. brent.hopkins@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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IT’S SHOWTIME AS KELLY’S TOYOTA GET READY TO SHOWCASE ITS 2014 LINE-UP

first_imgIt’s showtime at the Kelly’s Toyota dealerships in Letterkenny and Mountcharles, as they get ready to showcase their fantastic 2014 model line-up from the 21st-25th of May. There will also be a range of fun activities in dealerships for all the family to enjoy. In addition, every Toyota passenger vehicle ordered or registered before May 31st comes with 3 years free servicing, 3 years vehicle warranty and 3 years Roadside Assistance.Toyota now has the most extensive range of new models available from any manufacturer in Ireland including the all-new Corolla, Auris Touring Sports, Prius+, RAV4, Verso and Proace models.Renowned for value, design, high levels of specification, and exceptional build quality, Toyota has also been recently revealed by Cartell.ie (Ireland’s largest official vehicle record company) as having the highest resale value of any car brand in Ireland.IT’S SHOWTIME AS KELLY’S TOYOTA GET READY TO SHOWCASE ITS 2014 LINE-UP was last modified: May 21st, 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:BusinessCountyDealershipsdonegalKelly’s ToyotaNationwidenewsPromotionshowcaseShowtimelast_img read more

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Some late-night shows returning to TV

first_img“It’s in development and rapidly incubating,” said Aaron Mendelsohn, a guild board member and co-creator of the “Air Bud” movies. It’s unclear what effect the deals would have on the strike, which began Nov. 5 when writers walked off their jobs and effectively shut down film and TV production. At issue is whether writers should be compensated for programs, movies and other content streamed or downloaded over the Internet. Most writers who have been talking with venture capitalists declined to discuss their plans on the record to the newspaper, saying it was too early to provide details. But three of the groups would work much like United Artists, the company created by Charlie Chaplin and other top actors who wanted to break free from the studios during the early 20th century. “I’m 100 percent confident that you will see some companies get formed,” said Todd Dagres, a Boston-based venture capitalist who has been flying to Los Angeles and meeting with top writers for weeks. “People have made up their minds.” Mendelsohn and others added they would stick with their ventures after the strike ended. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the studios in negotiations, declined to comment to the newspaper on the issue, as did the Writers Guild. Meanwhile, guild officials said they will try to reach working agreements with individual production companies, a shift in strategy that could result in new installments some of late-night talk shows. The news was welcomed by the company that produces David Letterman’s “Late Show,” which said it hoped to broker a deal that would put the talk show host and his writers back to work. Talks broke off Dec. 7 after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers insisted it would not bargain further unless the guild dropped proposals that included the authority to unionize writers on reality shows and animation projects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien will return to late-night TV with fresh episodes on Jan. 2, two months after the writers’ strike sent them into repeats, the network said Monday. The “Tonight” show and “Late Night” will return without writers supplying jokes. NBC said the decision was similar to what happened in 1988, when Johnny Carson brought back the “Tonight” show two months into a writers’ strike. A similar return – with writers – appears in the works for David Letterman. The union representing striking writers said over the weekend that it was willing to negotiate deals with individual production companies, including Letterman’s Worldwide Pants. The strike left the nation bereft of fresh late-night laughs for two months as the presidential race heated up. Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central has also been shut down during the strike. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Both Jay and Conan have supported their writers during the first two months of this WGA (Writers Guild of America) strike and will continue to support them,” said Rick Ludwin, executive vice president, late night and primetime series for NBC. “However, there are hundreds of people who will be able to return to work as a result of Jay’s and Conan’s decision.” It’s not immediately clear how each show will change in coming back without writers. The late-night programs have become less like talk shows and more like comedy shows in recent years, requiring more prepared material. Some striking film and television writers have been negotiating with venture capitalists to create companies that would circumvent Hollywood studios and reach consumers by placing video entertainment on the Internet, a newspaper reported on its Web site Monday. Dozens of members of the Writers Guild of America are thinking about setting up Web-based businesses to create an alternative economic model, the Los Angeles Times reported. last_img read more

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Kathleen’s Causeway of Coins has already raised €82,000 for Donegal Hospice!

first_imgIn memory of a very brave lady called Kathleen Ruddy, an innovative fundraising idea has raised a whopping €82,000 for Donegal Hospice.Last year, Kathleen Ruddy was diagnosed with brain cancer. Eight months later, she passed away, but not before leaving a lasting mark on all who experience palliative care.In her memory, her family have organised “Kathleen’s Causeway of Coins” which has already raised a staggering €82,000 for Donegal Hospice. Brave KathleenBefore her passing, she said; “palliative care is not the end of anything… it is the beginning of a different way of living”.She also highlighted the overwhelming support that Donegal Hospice showed her and her family during her stay there.Beginning last Monday, fundraisers lined the 3km route from Kathleen’s home in Crievesmith Park, all the way to Donegal Hospice with coins. They aim to arrive at Donegal Hospice this evening.“There are around 3000 meters on this journey so if any individual, or workplace or family would like to donate a meter – that works out at €80. You can donate a half meter at €40. But we welcome any amount of money – even just a €2 coin to add to the route – remember that little by little, a little becomes a lot.”You can donate to this fantastic cause by visiting causewayofcoins.com or by meeting them along the route!Well done to all involved!Kathleen’s Causeway of Coins has already raised €82,000 for Donegal Hospice! was last modified: August 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charitydonegal hospicefundraisingkathleens causeway of coinslast_img read more

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Ever wonder how they remove dents from a car?

first_imgHave you ever wondered how engineers are able to completely mend dents on cars, making it look good as new again? This week we caught up with Gavin Boal, owner and operator of Dentworx, who filled us in on how they do it.Gavin specialises in Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), which describes a method of removing dents from the body of a motor vehicle. How do they do it?As long as the paint surface is intact, a huge range of damage can be repaired using PDR on both steel and aluminium panels.PDR is mostly used to repair hail damage, door dings, minor creases, large dents, and bodyline damage.The PDR method can also be utilized to prepare a damaged panel for repainting by minimizing the use of body filler. This technique is currently known as “push to paint” or “push for paint”. By using specialised bars and rods, Gavin is able to gently mould the metal back into its original shape.Limiting factors for a successful repair using PDR include the flexibility of the paint (most of today’s refined automotive paint finishes allow for successful PDR) and the extent to which the metal has been stretched by the damage, which depends on the thickness of the metal, the curvature or flatness where the damage occurred and the intensity of the impact.Generally speaking, the shallower the dent, the greater the likelihood of paintless dent repair being a suitable option.However, some large panel wide dents can be repaired using the PDR method and the before and after pics can be viewed on Gavin’s Facebook page.Donegal Daily even decided to put Gavin to the test… A member of the Donegal Daily team, Don Sheridan, had a dent on the front of his car following an unfortunate encounter with a firework during Halloween. Don dropped his car into Gavin to see if he could put his money where his mouth is. The result? Extraordinary! Don says; “You wouldn’t even know it had been dented, it looks good as new. It was extremely well priced considering the high level of service and speed with which Gavin worked. Absolutely delighted!”Have a dent you need fixed? Gavin provides free estimates!To get in touch with Gavin you can phone 0878330100 or drop into Dentworx, Unit 46, Pinehill Business Park, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.You can also visit the Dentworx website and Facebook page to check out the before and after pictures of dents he has fixed. Ever wonder how they remove dents from a car? was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dentworxgavin boalletterkennypdrlast_img read more

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PICTURES AND RESULTS FROM THE COMMUNITY GAMES GYMNASTICS FINALS

first_imgUnder 9 years Area FinalsThe Rosses – 1st Ella McBride, 2nd Ruby McBrideFanad – 1st Jessica Grace CollCranford – 1st Cassie GallagherMilford – 1st Alice O’Conner, 2nd Rebecca MurrayLetterkenny East – 1st Chloe Shiels, 2nd Demi Crossan, 3rd Emmalei MurphyLetterkenny West – 1st Kayleigh McGuinnessRamelton – 1st Tamara Blaney, 2nd Abi O’ConnorUnder 11 years Area FinalsDonegal Town – 1st Kerry MitchellLagan – 1st Serena McCrossan McArdleLetterkenny East – Natalia Mangan, 2nd Nadine Rodgers, 3rd Erin Mc GlynnLetterkenny West – 1st Calista Doherty, 2nd Caitlin WhoriskeyMilford – 1st Emily O’Connor, Rianna Mottram, Ciara BlissRamelton – 1st Tori O’Connor, 2nd Roise RobinsonKillybegs (Boys)- 1st Christopher Mulligan Under 13 years Area FinalsCranford – 1st Molly GallagherLagan – 1st Gemma McGlynnLetterkenny East – 1st Orla Lonergan, 2nd Maria Gallagher, 3rd Elisha McLaughlinLetterkenny West – 1st Katy Hassan, 2nd Meghan KeowanMilford – 1st Rebecca HoneRamelton – 1st Brianagh Scanlon, 2nd Chloe KerrLetterkenny East (Boys) – 1st Conor DonnellyUnder 15 years Area FinalsLetterkenny East – 1st Alanna Gallagher, 2nd Amy Doran, 3rd Natasha TinneyRamelton – 1st Emma Doherty, 2nd Aoife O’ConnorCounty FinalsUnder 9 years – 1st Tamara Blaney, 2nd Demi Crossan, 3rd Chloe ShielsUnder 11 years – 1st Rianna Mottram, 2nd Serena McCrossan McArdle, 3rd Emily O’ConnorUnder 11 years boys – 1st Christopher MulliganUnder 13 years – 1st Orla Lonergan, 2nd Maria Gallagher, 3rd Molly GallagherUnder 13 years boys – 1st Connor DonnellyUnder 15 years – 1st Alanna Gallagher, 2nd Aoife O’Connor, 3rd Amy Doran     PICTURES AND RESULTS FROM THE COMMUNITY GAMES GYMNASTICS FINALS was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:PICTURES AND RESULTS FROM THE COMMUNITY GAMES GYMNASTICS FINALSlast_img read more

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Ducks escape with 4-3 victory

first_imgThe Mighty Ducks finally realized the power play was their friend. So was hard work and focus. The Ducks scored their first power play goal in three games on Friday, but they still needed help from Keith Carney to escape with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets in front of an announced 12,930 at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Joffery Lupul’s second goal of the night, the streak-ending power play goal with 12:31 left in the game, gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Even though Lupul found the net on the man-advantage, it was a hard-earned goal. Carney sent in a hard shot from the point that Leclaire saved. Lupul got the rebound at the near-side goal mouth and attempted to slot it past Leclaire, who saved it. Lupul again collected the rebound and caromed it off the foot of Columbus defenseman Adam Foote into the net. All of Lupul’s work almost went for naught. Hrdina scored with 4:07 left in the game to tie the score. The Blue Jackets came into the game with a league-low seven goals scored, but the Ducks still managed to blow a two-goal lead. They were penalized 12 times, which came back to hurt them in the third period. Brian Berard scored on the power play with 16:46 left in the third period to tie the score at 2-2 and Hrdina’s game-tying goal also came on the power play. Carney scored with 2:26 left in the game to break a 3-3 tie and give the Ducks (2-1-1) their first home victory of the season. Anaheim fended off a late Blue Jackets (1-4-0) flurry in the final minute to preserve the victory. Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastian Giguere made 19 saves in goal to earn the victory. center_img Lupul scored with 4:17 left in the second period to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead. Lupul’s goal, his third of the season and second short-handed goal of the season, gave the Ducks another short-handed goal. He scored the goal off of a rebounded save by Leclaire. Leclaire stopped a hard shot by Ryan Getzlaf and the puck bounced to Lupul, who netted it over a pile of defenders attempting to clear the puck. Getzlaf scored the first goal with 12:20 left in the second period on a feed from Jonathan Hedstrom that went across the crease from the near side. Getzlaf collected the puck and backhanded it over Leclaire and into the net. Hrdina halved the Ducks’ lead with a goal with 2:36 left in the second period. Even though the Ducks scored a power play goal, they have still only scored three power play goals on the season. Conversely, they have given up four power play goals in 30 opportunities. Eugene W. Fields can be reached at (909) 386-3865. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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