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  • Vipers to host Hagen Eagles in round 16

    first_imgThe match kicks off at 3pm at the Murray Barracks oval.Struggling Vipers, who are second last on the ladder, need to grab a win to avoid the bottom spot and make the top eight for the final play offs.Eagles are two places ahead on 13 points however a win will help them move up the ladder depending on other results today.A bumper crowd is expected to witness the match and Vipers will have a home crowd advantage.Tickets for this match will be sold at the gate for K10 adults.In other matches, Hela Wigmen (4th) takes on Agmark Gurias (3rd) up in Mendi at 2pm while bottom team Gulf Isapea will play Waghi Tumbe (8th) in Minj.In Kundiawa, second placed Simbu Lions will lock horns with Goroka Lahanis (6th).In Lae, top team Lae Snax Tigers will play hard to maintain the top spot against fifth placed Muruks who are looking to advance further up the ladder.last_img read more

  • Bucks’ G-League affiliate picks up Brandon Jennings

    first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Verizon Center on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPOSHKOSH, Wis. — The developmental league affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks has acquired former Bucks first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings off waivers.The Wisconsin Herd announced that it had picked up Jennings on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jennings was the 10th overall pick by the Bucks in the 2009 NBA draft, averaging 17.0 points over four seasons in Milwaukee. He was traded to Detroit in July 2013 in a deal that sent Khris Middleton to the Bucks.The 28-year old Jennings played two-plus seasons in Detroit before making stops with the Magic, Knicks and Wizards. He most recently played professionally in China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

  • National cyclist before the court yet again for assaulting wife

    first_imgNational cyclist Alanzo Greaves, who seems to be in the habit of assaulting his wife, found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again for the same offence.He appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and had the assault chargeNational cyclist Alanzo Greavesdismissed when his spouse, Janelle Cox-Greaves refused to go ahead with the matter.The charge against him stated that on January 28, 2018 at Garnett Street, Kitty in addition to assaulting Cox-Greaves, he caused $205,200 worth of damage to her vehicle.According to the facts of the matter, Greaves and Cox-Greaves were involved in an argument when he became enraged and punched her to her face. He then proceeded to use an object to damage he vehicle.Cox-Greaves called the Police to the scene and as such, Greaves was charged with the offense. In 2017, he was also charged several times for the said offence of assaulting Cox-Greaves. The International Cyclist Union (ICU) banned the sportsman from participating in cycling events after he tested positive for drugs.last_img read more

  • Mother feels disrespected by issued statement

    first_imgMae’s Schools cultural wear fiasco– says son will remain in school until end of termThe mother of a nine-year-old pupil of Mae’s Schools, who was reportedly told he was dressed inappropriately on the eve of Guyana’s 52nd Independence Anniversary, feels disrespected by the school’s response on the issue which painted the picture that her son is a liar.At the protest line on Thursday, she related “I am very dissatisfied with the response from the school. It makes me out to be a liar and I am very disappointed because exactly what happened to my son is what I said and for them to come out and say that; I am very disappointed… it really took a toll on me because I didn’t expect, I mean yes I know that they probably would not want to face the truth but like somehow I thought about my son in all of this and I’m thinking how could you?”The woman while explaining the situation was almost brought to tears. In response to a question posed by Guyana Times, Small said she will not be sending her child back to the school in the new academic year.According to her, the child requested to write his end of term examinations, despite the grave act of humiliation and disrespect the school demonstrated not only against him, but to all people of his ethnicity.She related that she had no option but to send him, since he was trained to stand up for what he believes in and by not sending him to school, it will look as if he did something wrong by displaying his cultural wear.Mae’s Schools came under attack by activists following the parent’s claim that her child’s Culture Day outfit was deemed “inappropriate” by teachers at the school when the activity was held on May 25, 2018.The little boy dressed in his cultural wear which spurred the confusionProtest action was speedily taken by the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) and Red Thread to criticise the actions taken by the administration of the private institution as they implored management to issue an apology.The concerned organisations and a number of persons took part in a picket exercise on Thursday outside the school, which was a follow-up of the activity which began on Tuesday, to secure an apology, not only to the child who was disrespected, but to other Amerindians for dishonouring their culture.Natasha Smith, a supporter of the exercise held on Thursday noted, “I think that Mae’s is very disrespectful to Indigenous people. They refuse to apologise to (the child) and the entire race of Indigenous peoples in Guyana and I think that the statement that was released was concocted over a few days and we do not accept it. It does not contain an apology. We will continue our protest until they realise that they discriminated against us and they apologise for that”.Smith asserted that the school needs to change their policies as it relates to culture and attire and be more respectful.Meanwhile, Michael McGarrel of the APA believes that the statement issued by the school was a waste of time and argued that the administration should have plainly offered an apology for their actionsA section of the protesters.He said though they might be small in numbers, he believes that they ought to be treated with the same amount of respect and dignity.NTC Chairman Joel Fredericks during the picketing exercise on Tuesday said Indigenous people respect other races and expressed total disgust for the entire episode. In the same vein, he questioned if Government was truly serious about advancing social cohesion.“The NTC condemns such an act. With something like this happening here, I am not seeing what the Government is saying about social cohesion. Is this social cohesion for a big school like Mae’s to do something like this? From since then to now, no one is coming out and saying let us come out and make a public apology to the family,” Fredericks expressed.On the other hand, the school which found itself in some hot water sought to quiet the group by issuing a statement which did no good. The statement, among other things noted that “All children were told that plain T-shirts and tights/shorts should be worn under clothes that would otherwise expose them” and that “The students of the class of the child who has unfortunately become the subject of this story were to dress as Portuguese”.The child’s mother however, contended that the children were told to wear an outfit of their choice to depict any of the diverse cultures and even had proof of this.Meanwhile, Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock has expressed surprise at the incident, telling media operatives at the sidelines of a meeting at Parliament on Wednesday that it goes against what the Government is trying to do, and that is to bring social cohesion and national unity among all the many ethnics groups, through various efforts. He noted that an investigation into the matter will be conducted.last_img read more

  • Only 1 City Bus Running Today

    first_imgThere are reports today that only one city transit bus is running; delays of up to 1 hour are expected at bus stops in and around the City.Normally, three buses serve the City, and they are expected to be up and running again this evening. – Advertisement –last_img

  • Burton wins Busch race in wild finish

    first_imgBut then that little speck grew and grew. And by the time Busch had taken the white flag to signify the last lap of Saturday’s NASCAR Busch Series Sam’s Town 300, the speck that was Jeff Burton was alongside Busch’s car on the high side of the track. The two cars rocketed toward the finish line and made contact. LAS VEGAS – Forget that little speck in the mirror. With four laps to go, hometown favorite Kyle Busch was finally about to win his first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While Burton shot across the line, Busch went sideways – not only destroying his chances to win, but also his race car. “I took a lot of pride in finding a way around him,” Burton said. “I think he’s one of the best young talents in the sport and one of the best talents overall in the sport.” Burton beat Busch by 0.101 seconds, followed by Tony Stewart, Busch’s older brother Kurt and David Stremme. On a restart with seven laps to go following a red flag for one of the track-record 12 caution periods, Kyle Busch seemed to have the advantage. He passed Burton as the veteran driver stumbled on the restart, and seemingly drove away for good when Burton almost lost control of his car with four laps to go. center_img Burton was so sideways, he said, “I was looking at this building,” referring to the media center in the middle of the infield. But his car had been better than Busch’s in the final third of the race, even though the Busch brothers combined to lead 123 of the 200 laps. Following his hiccup, Burton got back on the gas and drove hard to Busch’s back bumper. Knowing Busch wouldn’t give him any room at the bottom of the track, Burton drove on the high side to make his final pass. Busch tried to make contact and take away the momentum, but it was too late. He spun, and Burton won. But instead of pouting, the 22-year-old Busch accepted congratulations when Burton drove his car down pit road to find the young driver before going to Victory Lane. “He drove a great race himself,” said Busch, who might not have reacted as calmly several years ago. “I just wanted to stop and let him know he drove an awesome race.” The record crowd of 110,000 cheered the exchange between the two drivers. “He couldn’t hear me and I couldn’t hear him because of the engines,” Burton said. “I just wanted to acknowledge that I appreciated him giving me room.” Eighteen of the 43 drivers in the race wrecked. Former Inland Empire resident David Gilliland finished 31st, 25 laps behind the leaders, after his car started leaking oil. 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

  • North Peace Gymnastics receives $1,000 donation

    first_imgCourtesy of the speakers at the NEBC Resources Municipality Coalition, the North Peace Gymnastics Association has received a donation for $1,000 — following the fire that left them without a facility this past summer.When asked when the possibility of a permanent facility will come up, Chantelle Yates of the North Peace Gymnastics Association said their contract with the Stonebridge hotel runs out in June 2016 and they are hoping to find the solution by them.But in the 4 and a half month since the fire, Yates said there has been nothing but support from Fort St. John.- Advertisement -“The community has been fantastic,” she said. “It was nice to see not only our community behind us, but other communities.The Coalition is made up of members from municipalities across this district, including Fort St. John, Taylor, and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.This morning’s keynote speaker at the forum was Dr. Charles Jago, former president of UNBC, who spoke about how communities and BC can thrive from both the resource industry and social infrastructure.Advertisement This afternoon, the conference saw former Global BC Asia Bureau Chief, and now-Director of Communications for BC LNG Alliance, Jas Johal.Johal spoke of the potential in LNG, and how he feels it’s important to get the right information out there regarding it.last_img read more

  • Crude prices, demand fall

    first_img Another concern is the potential for a prolonged loss of natural gas output. Unlike oil, the U.S. government does not have an emergency stockpile of natural gas and the country does not have the infrastructure in place to substantially increase imports. Natural gas for November delivery rose 20.7 cents to $14.224 per 1,000 cubic feet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The psychology of the market may also be shifting as a result of the Bush administration’s recent requests of Americans to conserve fuel. And on Monday, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman sought to address the supply side of the equation by saying the government was “prepared to do what is necessary with strategic reserves” – a response to a question about the U.S. Northeast emergency heating oil inventory. The Paris-based International Energy Agency has said it would consider releasing additional petroleum supplies to help the U.S. avert an energy crisis in the aftermath of back-to-back hurricanes that crimped oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Minerals Management Service said Tuesday that 90 percent of the region’s daily oil production remains shut, while 72 percent of its daily natural gas output is down. Analysts are waiting for a U.S. petroleum inventories report due later in the week for fuller details of the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. One big issue, analysts say, is the loss of Gulf Coast refining capacity needed to manufacture gasoline, heating oil and jet fuel. Twelve refineries accounting for about 3 million barrels a day, or 18 percent, of U.S. refining capacity remain shut in the aftermath of Katrina and Rita. Crude oil prices slid more than $1 a barrel Tuesday in a sign that market jitters have eased with the summer driving season over and the winter heating season yet to begin, analysts said. Light sweet crude for November delivery fell $1.57 to settle at $63.90 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gasoline futures fell 4.65 cents to close at $2.0157 a gallon, while heating oil futures fell 3.12 cents to $2.0497 per gallon. In London, November Brent futures dropped $1.58 to settle at $61.22 a barrel on the International Petroleum Exchange. “Demand growth is in the process of slowing,” said James Cordier, president of Liberty Trading in Tampa, Fla. “Everyone knows we’re in a seasonal soft patch.” last_img read more

  • Santa Clarita Calendar

    first_imgTODAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Grand opening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eat-A-Pita, 23360 W. Valencia Blvd., Suite L, Valencia. Call Sandy Fairbrother at (661) 510-0708 to R.S.V.P. Santa Clarita chapter of the Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Cocos, 24930 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Business workshop, titled “How To Start a New Business,” 9-11 a.m. at Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Moms Mixer offers relaxation for busy moms, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Grief Share will meet, 7 p.m. in Room D-222 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Road, Santa Clarita. Call Dan Broyles at (661) 296-8737. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

  • DD Motoring: Kelly’s Heroes for the Rally?

    first_imgThis week Brian McDaid looks at two very different journeys mapped out in the coming weeks in a preview of a difference in the run-up to the Donegal International Rally.Kelly’s Heroes was a blockbuster film back when it was released in 1970. Household names like Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland to name but a few made their names on the silver screen.Far from Hollywood, the feature film that is the Donegal Rally produces heroes and stars every year as the three-day feature film unwinds over the June weekend.Our focus is on the journey of just two of the rally cars that will make up the packed out entry this year for 2019.One of the cars will start the rally as Number 1 at the very front of the field on Friday morning and one will start near the very back in the Juniors Rally section on the very last day of the rally on Sunday morning. These two cars are built with the same amount of passion and effort and coincidentally both cars are being prepared on the outskirts of Letterkenny within eight-tenths of a mile of each other in two very different workshops where the magic is created to produce two very different cars for this year’s Donegal Rally.Midnight oilPart and parcel of both of these journeys in preparing rally cars is a late night fish supper from Mr. Chippy, or a dinner box, or even a big four from the Four Lanterns and you covered in engine oil and a few skinned knuckles thrown in for good measure before heading back into a garage to try and beat the clock to get a car ready for scrutiny on Thursday evening before the Donegal Rally.It doesn’t matter if the door plate says car No. 1, 103 or even J19, the feeling of participation and preparation is exactly the same.The ink on the entry has just dried and the rally packs printed locally in Brownes Printers and are in the shops complete with maps of the route for the weekend.But even as late as this week it’s the same story with so many competitors as they make a massive charge to the line in order to get their cars ready. Parts are still arriving by whatever means necessary to get cars over the line to pass scrutiny come Thursday before the rally.Eoin Kelly’s journeyFiona Kelly solicitors, P&M Fibre optics Ltd, Kevin Kelly Tiling, Nails by Niamh and Wasson’s Garage are still only a list of sponsors on Eoin Kelly’s phone which he will text to his graphic man in the coming days.Eoin Kelly will not see his first stage on the 2019 Donegal to the final day of this year’s event to Sunday morning on Fanad Head (the start time for the juniors rally) but as you are reading this the young Letterkenny man has a massive uphill battle to get his Opel Corsa ready for scrutiny on Thursday evening next. Eoin’s Corsa sits high on axle stands in a garage behind the family home outside Letterkenny and hasn’t a single window in it at the moment.The engine is sitting on the floor of another shed awaiting the return of the gearbox which has just undergone a rebuild.Eoin Kelly is a young apprentice mechanic who built his own rally car from scratch which took a couple of years of saving money and sourcing parts until he had the Corsa ready for last year’s Donegal.He only got a few stages on Sunday morning before a fault in the petrol pump forced the young Letterkenny man to retire.“Big off” on the HarvestOn 2018 harvest rally Eoin put the car off in a big way and over the winter months, he has pretty much rebuilt the car from scratch again.When we visited Eoin this week his Corsa has just received a complete respray, inside and out which was done in a make-shift spray booth in the corner of the garage.Eoin has put in a lot of very late nights in on his Opel Corsa and feels that he is making better progress rebuilding his rally car than the first time he built it because he knows exactly where everything goes the second time around.Roll reversalRunning in the Junior Class, Eoin’s rally will not start to Sunday morning but the young mechanic will be flat out all weekend with his brother Brian, an apprentice plumber by trade, as they will be servicing their father Kevin’s Mk 2 Escort seeded at 103 and their Uncle Andrews Mk 2 who is still on the reserve list as we go to press.I second that motionMeanwhile, not far up the road the three times winner of the Donegal International the second Kelly, now Cllr. Manus Kelly’s car is also coming into shape for the Donegal Rally at the Philip Case workshop.The R5 Hyundai was built in the motorsport division of the Korean car giant based in Germany and is run by Philip Case Rally Sport based in Letterkenny.Applegreen is his principal sponsor and not forgetting locals like Cathal Sheridan from E&M Embroidery who have been supporting Manus from the start.Yesterday morning, Wednesday, we also got a chance to have a look at Manus Kelly’s Hyundai taking shape.It was also sitting upon a set of axle stands in the centre of the garage floor in the busy workshop and it also has a 1600cc engine the very same cubic capacity as Eoin’s 1600 Opel Corsa when he gets it into the car.But that’s where the similarities end.Rory Kennedy’s name is still on the back window as navigator where he stepped in for Donal Barrett on a few events on the run-up to the Donegal.As the three times winner of the Donegal Rally Manus “Mandy” Kelly puts in as much “seat time” as possible to adapt to both the R5 and learning to steer from the left-hand side of the car.Manus is also sitting in a new seat and is one of the many winners in Donegal in May when he was elected to the Donegal County Council but come Friday both Eoin Kelly, seeded in the juniors, and Manus Kelly, running at number one on the road. will be on different stages as they star in the blockbuster that is the Donegal Rally.Unsung heroesOn a final note, the Donegal Rally would not be the event it is if business people didn’t put their hand into their pocket to support both the running of the Donegal and the sponsorship of competitors in the rally.The event is more than a sport. It is a product which everyone wants to be a part of.I have included an old photo this week of one of the men that has supported the rally down through the years, right from the start, but sadly is no longer with us.That was the late Andy Hegarty who through his motorcar business supported the Donegal since it started.He is pictured with one of the greatest drivers (in my eyes anyway) that ever came to Donegal, Ari Vatenan.The Late Andy Hegarty pictured with Ari Vatenan in 1978 who he sponsored in his Ford RS1800. they are pictured beside the old Sub 4 factory near the Ballyriane Hotel.Andy sponsored Ari on both his visits to Donegal.Famously the Flying Finn won the rally in 1978 in a Ford Escort but also had an earlier run in Donegal in An Opel Ascona a few years earlier, which Andy also sponsored when he was the local Opel Dealer.Young Eoin Kelly, in our feature this week, is the grandson of the late Andy Hegarty and is the third generation of the Hegarty family involved in the Donegal Rally.Happy Motoring FolksThe Late Johnny MurrayIt’s sad to hear of the passing of the Late Johnny Murray this week. A part of the car industry in Donegal all his life, from the days he worked in Mc Clean and Mc Laughlin motors in Letterkenny as a storeman, to setting up his own business Murray Motors in Manorcunningham.Johnny Murray Main Opel Dealer for the North East Donegal pictured at the Vintage and Classic Motor Show at the LYIT in Letterkenny. a few years ago. Photo Brian McDaid.My sympathy is extended to his family at this difficult timeDD Motoring: Kelly’s Heroes for the Rally? was last modified: June 13th, 2019 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