State security court censors weekly paper

first_imgNews August 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out more September 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State security court censors weekly paper Follow the news on Jordan JordanMiddle East – North Africa to go further News RSF_en Newscenter_img Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives April 14, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today deplored a ban on the latest issue of the independent Jordanian weekly Al-Wehda by state security court prosecutor Mahmood Obeidat and called for the paper to be immediately allowed to appear freely.”This censorship has been imposed despite the recent abolition of article 150 of the criminal code which curbed press freedom,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The abolition was a good sign, but the authorities seem to be taking one step forward and three steps back. “Prior censorship is theoretically no longer done in Jordan, but the authorities are still using the old methods to continue muzzling the press and forcing journalists to censor themselves. The content of some publications is closely inspected at the printers and officials call editors to ask for stories to be dropped or else simply forbid the printing of an entire issue, as in this case,” he said.Non-official sources said the paper’s 24 September issue was banned because it contained an article about torture carried out in Jordan in 1993. Previous issues have been partly censored, but this time the whole issue seems to have been considered too subversive to be printed. Al-Wehda often gives space to the left-wing opposition’s views. Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena’s EvoRx Technologies Completes Year-long Collaboration with Major Global Biopharmaceutical

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena-based biotechnology company EvoRx Technologies has completed a year-long research collaboration with the global biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca aimed at improving drug delivery to treat patients with diseases that have not been accessible with traditional strategies.The collaboration leveraged EvoRx’s proprietary Evo-Link technology which aims to rapidly develop more potent and cell permeable peptide compounds that can be orally administered to treat patients especially with respiratory diseases.At the end of the research work, EvoRx reported that their team had successfully generated peptides that could eventually result in a more potent drug-delivery process, which is the primarily goal of the collaboration.“This collaboration allowed us to further validate our unique approach in successfully targeting intracellular protein-protein interactions thought to be undruggable,” Stephen Fiacco, EvoRx CEO, said. “Our new therapeutic paradigm has the potential to be a game changer for many patients with diseases that so far have not been accessible with traditional strategies in drug discovery. This opens the door for novel treatment across many therapeutic areas.”EvoRx said nearly 70 percent of proteins implicated in diseases are considered “undruggable,” or inaccessible to drugs using traditional treatment approaches. The company’s Evo-Link technology seeks to address this deficiency.Dr. Maarten Kraan, head of the Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases Innovative Medicines Unit at AstraZeneca, said they were able to make “very significant progress on the permeability problem” of their peptides with the collaboration with EvoRx.“Many disease targets are intractable to both small molecule and biologic therapy, limiting our options to discover new treatments for these life-threatening and debilitating diseases,” Kraan said. “Designing potent, stable, cell penetrating peptides is also one of our industry’s biggest challenges, and so we are delighted with the outcome of our collaboration with EvoRx Technologies.”AstraZeneca will continue to develop the cell-penetrating peptides after the end of the collaboration.EvoRx, with offices and laboratories at 129 N. Hill Avenue in Pasadena, is a privately held company founded in 2011 which strives to develop innovative peptide therapeutics and targeted radiopharmaceuticals for treatment and diagnosis of diseases.More information about the company and its work is available at their website, www.evorxtechnologies.com. Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Company News Briefs Pasadena’s EvoRx Technologies Completes Year-long Collaboration with Major Global Biopharmaceutical From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 12:52 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Chesapeake 2018: French Rafales flying from CVN 77

first_img View post tag: Rafale “In preparation for the underway portion of this exercise the Rafales and Carrier Air Wing (CAG) 8 aircraft worked side-by-side out of [Naval Air Station] Oceana doing tactical missions,” said Capt. Sean R. Bailey, commanding officer of GHWB, “… Now that we [have] them out here, the first step is to get everyone carrier qualified … and once we do that we’ll progress into the tactical missions. Instead of long periods where we have the flight deck open, we’ll progress to cyclic flight operations.”The French Navy has one aircraft carrier, Charles De Gaulle (R 91). It is the only other short form take-off nuclear carrier outside of the US Navy, and is undergoing a maintenance period, present a unique training opportunity. Approximately 3, 700 US Navy sailors and 301 French sailors are able to maintain, launch and recover aircraft to strengthen interoperability between US and French naval forces during Chesapeake 2018.Chesapeake 2018 is named for the historic Battle of Chesapeake during the Revolutionary War during which French naval ships cut off British supply lines to General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia. The French Navy’s victory stranded Cornwallis’ army, and less than eight weeks later he surrendered to Gen. George Washington’s Continental Army.The Groupe Aerien Embarque also includes one E-2C Hawkeye. Photo: US Navy Photo: A Rafale Marine attached to squadron 17F of the French navy lands during flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Photo: US Navy Carier qualification carried out as part of Chesapeake 2018 are not the first time French aircraft are landing and taking off from US carriers. This was done multiple times in recent years as the two countries closely cooperate in their fight against the Daesh with joint operations from the Persian Gulf. Cross decking events, including one from July 2016, saw US F/A-18E Super Hornets launch from FS Charles de Gaulle and French Rafale jets operate from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. View post tag: French Navy View post tag: US Navy After arriving from France to US early April, French Rafale jets have now joined the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for a combined Chesapeake 2018 exercise.The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) and French Carrier Air Wing (Groupe Aerien Embarque) departed Norfolk May 7 to begin carrier qualifications.French and US sailors will conduct a series of arrested landings and take-offs from the aircraft carrier to maintain their naval aviation proficiency. Groupe Aerien Embarque consists of one E-2C Hawkeye, 12 Rafale Marine multi-role combat aircraft, and 27 pilots looking to keep their skills sharp.Photo: US Navy View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush Share this articlelast_img read more

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VTrans re-opens Smugglers’ Notch road

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation today opened Route 108 through Smugglers Notch. It will remain open until Mother Nature forces us to close it again. The Vermont Agency of Transportation had closed Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch because of icy conditions. VTrans annually closes this segment of Route 108 for the winter.last_img

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Teen killed, 2 others injured following Vestal domestic incident

first_imgAuthorities say the 11-year-old made her way outside the residence and contacted police from a neighbor’s house. She was unharmed in the ordeal. The names of the suspect and victims were not released. METRO SWAT, a unit comprised of Vestal, Johnson City and Binghamton Police Departments, Vestal EMS, Broome County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene. The investigation is underway. This story has been updated to reflect the father was one of the injured.center_img They say the mother and father were taken to Wilson Hospital. The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the two adults remain in critical condition. The Vestal Police Department says an 11-year-old girl discovered her mother, 17-year-old sister and father were shot Saturday evening. Police say her father was holding onto a gun and his wounds are “apparently” sel-inflicted. VESTAL (WBNG) — Authorities say a 17-year-old was killed and two others are in critical condition following a domestic incident at 709 Rano Blvd. on July 4.last_img read more

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Athletics: Farah doctor to brief UK lawmakers in drugs probe

first_imgSo too has Salazar, who two years ago was the subject of a BBC report alleging he administered testosterone to American distance runner Galen Rupp in 2002 when Rupp — a training partner of Farah at the Nike Orgeon Project — was only 16.The BBC report also alleged Salazar encouraged the misuse of prescription drugs, something the coach has vehemently denied.CMS committee chairman Damian Collins MP said Tuesday: “In this hearing the committee wants to look at how the anti-doping rules and the protocols around athletes’ use of medication is policed by people working within sport.“As with our investigation into cycling, we are interested as well in the responsibilities of the governing bodies to ensure that the rules are being followed correctly.”It was at a CMS hearing in March that United Kingdom Anti-Doping chief Nicole Sapstead said it was impossible for her to be certain about the contents of a package delivered to the Team Sky outfit of Britain’s five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins at the end of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race in France because the then Sky doctor had told her the relevant records had disappeared when his laptop was stolen while on holiday in Greece in 2014.Team Sky, Wiggins and Dr Richard Freeman, the team’s then medic, have all repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Britain’s Mo Farah (2ndL) competes in the Men’s 10,000m during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Left is Uganda’s Cheptegei  AFP PHOTOLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  The doctor who gave athletics great Mo Farah a controversial supplement is to appear before British lawmakers on Wednesday as part of an ongoing inquiry into doping in sport.Dr Robin Chakraverty, formerly of UK Athletics, is to give evidence to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) committee that has previously unearthed damaging details about the approach to drug rules of senior figures in British Cycling.Chakraverty, now working with the England football team, gave Farah an intravenous infusion of L-carnitine before the distance runner’s 2014 London Marathon debut.L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound which turns body fat into energy and can be found in animal products such as meat, fish and milk.Athletes are allowed to take it provided it is not infused in a quantity greater than 50 millilitres every six hours.That British distance-runner Farah used the supplement was made public after a report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was leaked.There have also been reports that USADA was unable to determine how much Farah had received because UK Athletics had not recorded the amount correctly.Four-time Olympic champion Farah, who trains in the United States with his Portland-based coach Alberto Salazar, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Near $1M Expansion for Popular Skateplex in Long Branch

first_imgAnd because it’s so popular, it has been a challenge for park system members to hold private programs for the community. But now the park system will be able to keep the existing Skateplex open while hosting programs when appropriate at the new rink. According to Chris Robinson of Branded Skate Shop, located next to the skate park in Long Branch, the store has had “a pretty steady amount of younger kids coming into the shop to check things out and inquire about beginner boards.” Almost daily, he has a parent come in and say that their child has an interest in learning to skate, he said. The existing Skateplex, above, was last renovated in 2015. The park system will soon put almost $1 million of work to add features for beginners nearby on the property.Photo by Allison Perrine Dip benches, magnetic bells, weights, cables, pull-up bars, suspension trainers and more are some equipment pieces that will be installed. The outdoor workout area will be geared toward adults. According to Sardonia, he and other park system members noticed that people were using the lifeguard pull-up area after their runs or walks. “We said, ‘Well, hey, let’s give people an alternative here,’ ” he said. “I think it will be a real welcomed addition as far as the skaters are concerned and we’re concerned,” said Joseph Sardonia, supervising landscape architect. “This is going to be like a premiere facility on the East Coast.” He expressed mixed emotions about separating the beginners from the experienced skaters. “For the most part I think it is fine how it is, but there is definitely some times that would work nicely,” he said. “I don’t think it would have to be completely aimed toward beginners, but it would be very nice to have another facility with some smaller ramps. Even as an experienced skater of 20 years, I am still learning new tricks. It is still fun for me to skate a park that has smaller ramps. Overall, I do think another park for beginners would be nice.” There are other skate facilities available in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Aside from town skateparks in Hazlet and Atlantic Highlands, Kennelly noted new facilities in Neptune and Brick Township that could be good for younger users. “Brick is a more advanced park, but the new Neptune one is smaller and great for beginners,” he said. But Long Branch would be his best pick for younger children to learn to skate, he said. “It has the most to offer for all ages and levels. Even after skating there for almost 15 years now, I still have a blast at the age of 27.” The project will cost about $982,462 and will be done by Your Way Construction, Inc., of Irvington, as stated in a resolution approved by the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners Nov. 4. Sardonia estimated that work could begin at the beginning of next year and, based on the weather, the facility could open by March or April. Matthew Kenelly completed a “Backside Smith Grind” at the skateplex.Photo courtesy Matthew Kennelly “This is kind of a learning facility, so someone who’s just learning to use a skateboard might feel more comfortable,” said Spears. He said the current skate park attracts a wide range of users, some nationally recognized and highly skilled. That’s where they observed the need for a place for beginners and younger children to learn and practice. The existing Skateplex underwent “a massive redesign” in 2015 to update most of its features with a new concrete street course, according to the park system. It now offers grind rails, quarter pipes, skateable planters and more to its users. It is open year-round from 8 a.m. to dusk and admission is free. Kennelly added that he sees young children skating at the park, which he enjoys. “It’s very refreshing to see them out there trying to learn all the basics. I was in their shoes 20 years ago when I first started, so I know how it feels,” he said. “It can be intimidating at times, especially when you have the older, more experienced skaters around.” In 2017 the Monmouth County Open Space Plan Citizen Survey showed that skate parks were one of the most requested amenities by respondents. Surveys were distributed to over 40,000 people and drew 3,258 visits to the survey website. Of that total, 874 surveys were completed and 98 percent of responders lived in Monmouth County. Robinson said he is surprised there has not been a push to add a BMX – bicycle motocross – portion to the park or elsewhere. “There are a lot of bikers who try to use the park, but are not allowed to.” He said the park is great for the area and brings people in from all over the state and outside of New Jersey. “I think if a town has the money in their budget and there are enough people in the community fighting for a park and there isn’t one close, then it needs to be discussed. It gives a lot of these kids somewhere to go and helps keep them out of trouble,” he said. “There is always a great vibe there, never any issues with fights or anything like that. The older kids are very welcoming and supportive to newer, younger skaters being there and trying to learn. It’s verycool to see.” New features designed for beginner skaters will be implemented just behind the existing county Skateplex at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch.Photo courtesy Matthew Kennelly Middletown resident Matthew Kennelly, 27, has been skating at the Long Branch Skateplex since it opened in 2005. He said the existing facility is “amazing” and “very enjoyable,” though he does sometimes miss park features present before it was revamped in 2015. LONG BRANCH – Youngsters and beginners looking to take up skateboarding will soon have a new facility at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. The county will expand the skate park and add outdoor fitness equipment in the spring. Aside from upgraded skateboarding facilities coming to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, there will soon be new amenities for athletes and fitness buffs. According to Spears, new outdoor workout equipment will be installed in the coming months. Because many people jog in the area and use the oceanfront park as a daily workout spot, he said it can be “another option for them to include on their daily run” and “a nice amenity for visitors trying to stay fit.” It will feature various cardio and weight training equipment. New skate features like small ramps and jumps are coming to the former inline skating rink that was damaged during Super Storm Sandy, according to Andrew Spears, assistant director with the Monmouth County Park System. It is located next to the existing Skateplex on Ocean Avenue North. “Personally, I do think it has something to offer for all levels,” said Kennelly. “It has many different obstacles varying in size and height, which I think is perfect for all the different types of experience out there.” The 2019 Park System Recreation Services Plan showed that fitness and sports have high participation rates nationwide and that young children, ages 6 to 17, seem to be focusing on outdoor activities. It also showed that fitness participation rates are increasing in several areas; running and jogging are up 7 percent and walking for fitness is up 2.7 percent. According to the Monmouth County Park System, the 38-acre Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park had about 625,918 visitors in 2018.last_img read more

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‘Players don’t even get the offside rule anymore!’ Charlie Adam on rule changes

first_imgStoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has praised the recently-implemented crackdown on the harassment of referees, but reveals players are often left baffled by the constant changes to the rules of play.The Scotland international even claims a lot of the players, including himself, no longer fully understand the offside rule.The Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association have announced in recent weeks that there will be a new zero-tolerance crackdown on the ‘intolerable’ treatment of referees, starting from this season.It means officials will be given more power to take a stricter approach to dissent, intimidation and physical contact from players or managers, and can issue red cards to any player who confronts them, swears at them or is aggressive towards them in any way.It’s a big step forward for English football after seeing events more commonly seen in other European leagues creep into the Premier League.Scotland international Adam has hailed the new rules, and admits he will have to curb his own sometimes hot-headed behaviour.When asked about the news on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam joked: “Well, that’s an extra three or four bookings for me a season!”He then continued: “No, but I think it’s important because I think there are certain clubs in the Premier League who have got away with having players running up to the referee for a number of years.“Now something is being done about that and I think it’s a good thing. Everybody is watching the Premier League worldwide and it doesn’t look good for the game.”But it’s not the only new rule to come in ahead of the new season, with revisions over the offside rule and other basic rules of the game giving fans, pundits and the players themselves a constant headache over the last few campaigns.And Adam admits the players, in particular, have a hard time keeping pace with how the game is progressing.“They’ve made that many changes it’s going to be mind-boggling,” the Potters star told talkSPORT.“The players don’t understand it.“I’m still not really sure about the offside rule. I’ve been playing the game for 15 years, and I still don’t really understand it.“The game is moving on so fast, they’re trying to change it and it’s only going to be better for the spectators and people watching on television.“But there’s that many rules now that they need to be clarified before the start of the season, the need to sit down with the players to explain them!”Listen to Charlie Adam’s interview on the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

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DD Motoring: The end of an era; the late Derek McMahon

first_imgHad there never been a Derek McMahon, the Donegal Motor Club would have been a boring place. Derek shot from the hip, and was on board from the start of motorsport in Donegal and was proud to put our county locally and internationally on the map. That was how “Big D” as he was known worked.The Donegal Motor Club held its first rally in the hills near Cranford outside Milford in the early seventies. It’s no coincidence that Milford, Derek’s home town was where the MotorClub’s seeds were sown.Derek was one of the top Donegal drivers in the earlier years, driving a Hilman Imp Stiletto before a brief season in a RS2000 MkI and then on to his great drives in  Avengers and Sunbeams. These brands complemented his car dealership, Mc Mahon Bros. in Milford and Letterkenny. The late Derek Mc Mahon pictured his with his son Arthur at the homecoming for Mini To Monte Carlo. The Mc Mahon’s sponsored all my fuel through Donegal Oil Co. and Shell for the charity run from Letterkenny to Monte Carlo in aid of the Donegal Hospice in 2005. Photo Brian Mc DaidThe trend in Donegal back in them years  for so many to rally Hilman Avengers and Talbot Sunbeams  was  influenced by Derek rallying these cars. Derek famously cleaned one of the old street water pumps out of its roots with his rally car while competing on the rally through the streets of Ramelton one year.For Derek McMahon his motorsport career started in Milford but Derek was a regular in motorsport sponsorship forming his racing team in the late seventies, Derek McMahon Racing . He was a familiar face around the racetracks of Europe.One of the drivers to benefit from Derek’s team was Derek Daly who was sponsored by him in the 70’s.An extract for ‘Motorsport Magazine’ in 1979 reads as follows;  “The large figure of Derek McMahon – the figure behind Derek Daly’s early career – is a welcome sight in Bolton for he is linked with a three-car equip of new Chevron B47s for Bernard Devaney (another quick refugee from FF1600 and the Emerald Isle), Swede Stefan Johansson and Marlboro-sponsored Eddie Jordan. All  were competitive at Silverstone.”Derek Daly’s journey to F1 was thanks to the support of Donegal’s Derek Mc Mahon. The other man mentioned in that passage was Eddie Jordan who went on to become the first Irish Man to have a Formula 1  racing team . Eddie Jordan never forgot Derek’s support in them early years and Derek was one of the guest invited on TV when Jordan was honoured in ‘This is your Life’. Milford’s “Big D” was as comfortable sitting in Milford as Monte Carlo and was known through out the Motorsport world and will be sadly missed.Rest in Peace Derek.This week’s car review; Hyundai launch their new hybrid the IoniqI recently tested  the Hyundai Ioniq,which was on show at the open day at Terence Diver’s showrooms in Letterkenny.  I  found it hard enough to find the Ioniq parked in a row of new Hyundai i35s,  apparently that’s just the way Hyundai want it. They want their hybrids to look main stream like the rest of their range.  There were two versions on show; the hybrid version and the all electric version. I managed to get a drive in the Hybrid in between customers waiting to get a spin in the new motor. The hybrid is very stylish on the road and seemed to get a lot of attention.The classy looking Hyundai Hybrid which we gat a chance to drive this week. Photo Brian McDaidWhen I am in a hybrid it never seems that bad sitting in a traffic jam because the car is not wasting any fuel and the automatic gearbox comes into its own to move the car with the least amount of  pressure on the driver. We soon are out on the open road and the Hyundai produced a good turn of power from the combination of it 1.6 petrol engine and electrical motor.The interior of the new All Electric Hyundai which is on show at Diver’s Hyundai in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe manufactures claim over 80 miles per gallon in ideal situations which will be one of the great benefits of running this car day to day. The other big benefit will be how little impact it will have on the environment,  which is a big concern to everyone unless you’re the president in waiting of America,  Donald Trump!I will be doing a longer test in the Hyundai Ioniq in the new year, but for the short time a had the car away from  the busy showroom at the weekend, I was well impressed. Our car was finished in a beautiful white and the the over all shape is just class looking especially around the tailgate. The other thing that makes this car very normal to drive is the option on the six speed automatic gearbox  to switch to manual which in turn converts the speedometer to rev counter in the middle of the dash. It puts the driver in control. It’s worth saying and a sign of things to come that now the new automatic gearbox which by the way  does so much more now than just changing gears are easier in fuel in a hybrid than even the manual mode is.And finally .. racing McRea round McAdoo’s I recently came across an old photo I took of the late and great Colin McRea when he graced our county to compete in the Donegal Rally a couple of years back . On the week running into the rally my editors were asking me to keep an eye out for  the Scotsman so we would have a photo of him for the front of our local papers to preview the upcoming rally that weekend.I wasn’t having much luck getting him and was in the process of picturing Donegal’s big hopeful that year, Paul Harris. I arranged to meet Paul in Ramelton, telling him my about my lack of luck with McRea. As I was taking his picture Paul let a roar out of him, ‘there he’s there, there he’s there!’I looked around  and we could see the famous Scott going whizzing past us. I quickly took Paul’s picture and made a hopeful pursuit in the chance of catching McRea.  On the straight out of Ramelton I could see the Lexus than McRea was driving passing the slower moving traffic. Every time he passed a car I was able to slot into the space he overtook from. By the time we got as far as McAdoo’s corner at the end of the long straight I was on his bumper.A relived Colin McRea pictured as he poses for a photo outside the Milford Inn many years ago when he competed in the Donegal Rally. His is pictured with his co-driver Nicky Grist who both through the person looking for to take their photo was the police. they were pictured with Dermott Hannigan from Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidSo now I am thinking how am I going to get him stopped?  I could see what look like his famous co-driver Nicky Grist in the passengers side looking at a map, but now he was looking at the map as it they were tourists! As we arrived on the outskirts of Milford , McRea made a late decision to turn off into the Milford Inn and I made an even later decision to follow him.They sat in the car for a while before getting out. I decided to leave the camera behind me and go over and ask their permission to take a photograph of them, rather than grasping a fan-like photo of them, I knocked on the window on the Lexus they were driving and Colin McRea rolled down his window, introduced myself from the local paper,  and asked if I could get a photo of them  “Aye Nah problem”,  was the reply for the famous Scott .Then he bust out laughing, and with a relived voice he said ‘he thought you were following us cause you were the police!’It was great to meet Colin and his co driver Nicky Grist that day who were pictured with local man Dermott Hannigan.Happy motoring folks.DD Motoring: The end of an era; the late Derek McMahon was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare 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)last_img read more

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Drake, Gretzky and Monica among the stars at NBA Finals Game 5

first_imgSome of Canada’s biggest names were at NBA Finals Game 5. The country was on the verge of getting its first NBA championship.It all starts with Drake, who wore a more subdued and less trollish outfit. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was also on hand. Two female sports stars golfer Michelle Wie and tennis player Eugenie Bouchard sat courtside. One of the most famous Raptors players Vince Carter represented his old team.During the breaks in the contest, Torey Lanez and Baka Not Nice performed for …last_img

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