Will DaCosta break the Superstakes jinx?

first_imgChampion trainer Wayne DaCosta will mount a three-pronged assault on the $4.5 million Burger King Superstakes at Caymanas Park on Saturday, as he bids to win the prestigious mile and quarter race for the first time.The Superstakes remains the only major race on the calendar that has eluded the 14-time champion trainer in a long and distinguished career spanning close to 40 years. But DaCosta feels it’s about time be breaks the jinx and believes he has the horse to do it – PERFECT NEIGHBOUR.The 2013 derby and St Leger winner is enjoying a rich vein of form, having won three of his last four races in grade one company, including the Prime Minister’s Stakes and Governor General’s Stakes, both over the Superstakes distance in recent months. And for good measure, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR ran on strongly to win the popular Gold Cup race over 1400 metres on October 17.”Perfect Neighbour is an exceptional horse”, DaCosta emphasised. “He has done everything asked of him coming into the race and with Robert Halledeen retaining the ride, having struck up a good partnership with him in all three wins this season, I am quietly confident that everything will fall into place this time around.”Of course, Typewriter, the reigning Horse of the Year, is a very dangerous horse and should ensure a close race in a bid to win the race for the third straight year. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that Perfect Neighbour will deliver this one for me,” added DaCosta, who faces what amounts to the biggest challenge of his career.DaCosta, who also saddles HOVER CRAFT and ROYAL VIBES both of whom will get the distance but lack the class of PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, said PERFECT NEIGHBOUR represents his best hope in a nine-horse field, despite the presence of last year’s winner TYPEWRITER, who seeks his third consecutive win with big-race jockey Shane Ellis and Spencer Chung teaming up once again.Last year, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, though highly fancied at 2-1, finished 10 lengths third to TYPEWRITER and the outsider UNCLE TAF who will again try his luck in Saturday’s 37th running of the race.Superstakes a graveyardOver the years, the Superstakes has been a graveyard for several high profile DaCosta trained horses. The most celebrated was the 1996 Triple Crown winner WAR ZONE, who that year was backed as if defeat was out of the question with Andrew Ramgeet aboard, but heavy rain on the day turned the track into a quagmire and poor WAR ZONE, who was unbeaten in 12 races going into the race, could not handle the going, finishing third to Trinidadian horse ADORING GROOM and the celebrated claiming horse PRINCE AKEEM .Despite this, WAR ZONE was voted Horse of the Year and years later was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Thoroughbred racing in Jamaica to the delight of his proud owner Edmund Thomas.last_img read more

GECOM commissioners have committed an act of subversion

first_imgDear Editor,The legal definition of subversion is a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a Government or political system by persons working from within; also: the crime of committing acts in furtherance of such an attempt. It is my contention that by voting to carry on business as usual and not begin immediate preparations for General and Regional Elections, Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Commissioners Alexander, Trotman, Corbin and Chairman Patterson have committed an act of subversion.The Constitution mandates an election within 90 days of the passage of the No-Confidence Motion; (GECOM) is the entity that is responsible for the administration and conduct of elections in Guyana. A vote to disregard the mandated elections is a clear act of subversion; an illegal arrogation of power and a usurpation of powers vested in the Executive Presidency.  The Granger Administration must act to preserve the inviolability of the Constitution. Charges of subversion (high treason) must be laid against the Chairman and offending commissioners.It matters not that the incumbent President may find the vote favourable to his position, the principle in play is of utmost importance. President Granger has been careful so far to employ tactics of plausible deniability in all of the actions of his Administration since the passage of the NCM, his renaming of the Cabinet as a Ministry Plenary is in keeping with his modus operandi; awaiting the outcome of the court case; awaiting the outcome of the appeals of the Chief Justice’s ruling; but this action by the GECOM quartet falls outside of circumvention and squarely into that of subversion.Editor, there is no evidence to say that President Granger directed any commissioner to commit any act that subverts the Constitution, however, should his Administration fail to prosecute or at the very minimum, open an investigation into this act of high treason, then the inference will be made that he is complicit. For the sake of his Office, I sincerely hope this is not the case.Should the Granger Administration not see it fit to institute charges, I will ask civil society organisations to lead by asking that personal sanctions be levied on the quartet by the international community.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Veteran businessman honoured by Rotary Club

first_imgGuyanese business executive Ramesh Dookhoo was on Wednesday honoured by the Rotary Club of Demerara with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award for his exemplary service to Guyana at an annual handing-overHonoured for exemplary service, Ramesh Dookhoodinner on Tuesday.The organisation noted that Dookhoo “stands as a beacon of outstanding service” to the Guyanese business community and to the humanitarian causes supported by the Rotary Club.Dookhoo, who currently sits as President of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, is also a sitting Trustee on the CCJ Trust Fund Board and chairs a steering committee for the formation of the Caribbean Business Council.He currently serves the Private Sector Commission as its Honorary Secretary and Head of Trade and Investment. Additionally, the businessman was noted as being among “a small and esteemed group of Guyanese” who have attained the qualification of Certified Risk Management and Assurance Professional by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Dookhoo has been offering advice on strategic matters relating to the many specialised audits.On receiving his award, the recipient stated that he was humbled by the acknowledgement of his service.“Everything I have attained, I have put towards my service to Guyana…I am extremely proud to be a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award and very humbled that I share this honour with great Guyanese such as Sir Shridath Ramphal. These are people that have inspired me all my life and to share the same award with them is truly an amazing moment that I shall not forget very soon,” he noted.Dookhoo further explained that he hoped his achievement inspired young Guyanese “to not pursue fortune and notoriety”, but to truly give their energy and skills towards service to Guyana in whatever capacity they may serve.Dookhoo joins a very prestigious group of Guyanese named as Paul Harris Fellows, including Sir Shridath Ramphal, Yesu Persaud, Clifford Reis and Cecilia Validum.The award is presented by Rotary Clubs throughout the world in special appreciation and recognition for humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary International.last_img read more

LAX staff to testify about close calls

first_imgLAX has 34 full-time controllers, one trainee and 11 so-called developmentals who are not fully certified but can do some air traffic control work on their own, according to the FAA. The agency has authorized 32 to 40 controllers for LAX. art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champOfficials with the air traffic controllers union said at least two representatives from the LAX tower will testify before the council committee. “We feel it is important that everyone understand the safety issues involved here,” said Michael Foote, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association at the LAX tower. Rosendahl’s request comes one week after the Government Accountability Office found a “high risk” of close calls between aircraft maneuvering on the ground at the nation’s airports due to a combination of technology problems, poor federal leadership and overworked air traffic controllers. Fifty-five runway incursions have been reported at LAX since 2001, eight of which occurred during the 2007 fiscal year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The most serious of those incidents occurred Aug. 16, when two jetliners came within 37 feet of each other on the northern airfield at LAX. The GAO, an investigative arm of Congress, also called on the FAA to address fatigue among air traffic controllers, who are dealing with more flights since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At least two air traffic controllers working at Los Angeles International Airport will likely speak to a City Council committee about a series of safety concerns addressed in a scathing congressional report, officials said. Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl asked his council colleagues last week to invite air traffic controllers to discuss alleged understaffing and fatigued workers at the LAX air control tower. “The air traffic controllers say they are so overworked and understaffed that they say it’s a safety issue,” said Rosendahl, whose 11th District includes LAX. “We’re here to deal with those issues up front,” he said. “Hopefully the federal government will wake up and take some quick action right now by putting more air traffic controllers in that tower.” last_img read more

DD LOCAL: SANTA WILL SWITCH ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THIS WEEKEND IN DUNKINEELY

first_img Tir Boghaine – Are you Caring for someone at home? A support group for carers meets on the third Monday of each Month in Killybegs Hospital Day centre at 7:30 pm. If you are coping alone or isolated by your role as a carer, why not come along to the support group. All carers can share their knowledge and support and have opportunities to partake in training sessions. The next meeting will take place on Monday 15th December at 7:30pm in Killybegs Hospital. For more information contact Eileen – Tir Boghaine on 074 9733111 / 074 9733113 or Email: tirboghaine@gmail.com.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: SANTA WILL SWITCH ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THIS WEEKEND IN DUNKINEELY was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesNotices SANTA is heading to Dunkineely to switch on the Christmas lights.Dunkineely Christmas Lights with Santa’s grotto and Craft FayreCoordinated by DCL (Dunkineely Community Ltd) on Saturday 13th December 2014 – Activities begin at 4pm, Santa arrives at 5pm and will be available in his grotto with a team of Storytelling, craft-making, face painting and games-organising elves.All activities based around the Christmas Tree at the Methodist Church /DCL office. Anyone wanting to hold a stall at the Craft Fayre should book by phoning the DCL Office on 074 9737678 / 087 3421922 or Email: dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD MINORS FACE KILCAR IN DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgMinor Championship Final*CLG BanG v KilcarMacCumhaill Park, Sat @ 2pmIt has been confirmed that our Minors will take on Kilcar in the Minor Division 2 Final at 2pm on on Saturday 19th in MacCumhaill Park. This will be a huge day for the parish as our young men from Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan look to take back the Minor title for the first time in 11 years. All support in MacCumhaill Park on the 19th would be greatly appreciated for this talented young team.*Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Replay*CLG BnaG v Aodh RuadhMacCumhaill Park, Saturday 26th @ 5.45pmIn a change to what was released a few days ago the Intermediate Championship quarter final replay against Aodh Ruadh will now take place in MacCumhaill Park at 5.45pm on Saturday 26th. The game will take place prior to the Senior Championship semi final between St Eunans and St Michaels. All support greatly appreciated. *U16 Ladies*Fanad Gaels v CLG BnaGTrialough, Tuesday @ 6pmOur U16 Ladies will take on Fanad Gaels in the quarter final of the Championship tonight. Throw in is at 6pm and all support greatly appreciated.*Seniors*CLG BnaG 0-13 Aodh Ruadh 1-10Well… Na Galloglaigh and Aodh Ruadh provided a finale unfit for the faint hearted in Convoy on Friday evening. Na Galloglaigh got out of jail in this game, a jail they seemingly had made for Aodh Ruadh moments before. The wet and slippy conditions didn’t seem to deter Na Galloglaigh as they got off to a brilliant start, taking some superb scores, and after 7 minutes were 0-4 to no score ahead through scores from Cathal Mc Gettigan (2), Kieran Mc Laughlin, and a great effort from Christopher Barrett with the outside of the boot. Aodh Ruadh got a point themselves a minute after before Tj Evesson restored the 4 point advantage with a point from a tight angle. After 11 minutes Aodh Ruadh responded with a goal to bring them right back into the game and from there on they began to dominate the half. They were on top in midfield and seemingly first to every break and went 4 points clear before Enda McHugh scored right at the break to leave the half time score at 0-6 to 1-6. Luke Barrett and Darragh Black were introduced at half time for McLaughlin and Jonny Logue and both men went on to have a huge impact on the game. Luke and Darragh both got on the scoresheet in the opening 4 minutes of the half to bring the deficit back to 1 before Cathal McGettigan levelled the game up on 41. Na Galloglaigh were well on top and went on to control the game with Aodh Ruadh struggling to manufacture any sort of opportunities at the other end. It was from one such opportunity that the Ballyshannon team went ahead once more when their goalkeeper Peter Boyle pointed a 45 with 10 minutes left. The boys should really have been further ahead but were unfortunate with some wides. Luke Barrett equalised again 2 minutes later before Cathal put the boys ahead with 7 left. Na Galloglaigh were then reduced to 14 men when Joey Cullen got his marching orders for a fairly soft second yellow for kicking the ball away. But as usual with this Na Galloglaigh team they never gave in and dug deep and when Darragh Black put them 2 points clear with 5 to go the boys had to work their socks off to see out the game. In the 33rd minute Aodh Ruadh were a point behind when a mistake in the defence gifted them an equaliser. And from the resultant short kick out Aodh Ruadh turned over the ball to win a handy free to put them a point ahead and it looked like Na Galloglaigh had thrown the game away. It would have been a travesty had the boys lost this game as they were the better team for the majority of the 60 plus minutes. In the 5th minute of injury time the blues turned the ball over in midfield, and a great ball from Pauric Curley found Kyle Black in the full forward line and he did brilliantly to manufacture the space to score a point and level the game up! The referee blew time on a thrilling finale from the kickout afterwards to make this game go to a replay on a date TBC. A great game, and great character and spirit from the boys once again. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gary Merritt, Gavin Grier, Enda McHugh (0-1), TJ Evesson (0-1), Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin (0-1), Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley, Kyle Black (0-1), Cathal McGettigan (0-4), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Luke Barrett (0-2) and Darragh Black (0-2) for Logue and McLaughlin (HT), Adam Serrinha for C. Barrett (63m, BC), Anthony Fisher, Barry McNulty, Paul Grier, Shay Durning*U16 Ladies*CLG BnaG 1-7 St Eunans 4-7Our U16 Ladies were defeated by a bigger and stronger St Eunans side in a playoff for the Div 1 Quarter Final last night. Instead our Ladies now progress to the Div 2 Quarter Finals.*U13s*Our U13s defeated Glenfin at the weekend to make it 2 wins from 2. Best for Na Galloglaigh were Owen McElhinney and Owen O’Donnell with substitutes Eoghan Hiemstra, Paul Ryan and Liam Donnelly all making a big impact. Next up for the U13s is a match against Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday. Scorers: Eoghan Hiemstra (2-1), Matthew McLaughlin (1-1), Shane Black (0-3), Jake Doherty (1-0), Liam Donnelly (1-0), Owen O”Donnell (0-2), Barry Donnelly (0-1), Dylan Dorrian (0-1) *U11 Gary Doyle Memorial Tournament*Our U11s went to O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny to take part in the Gary Doyle Memorial tournament, and did very well to reach the final. Unfortunately they got beat in very exciting final against a team from Meath, Naomh Colmcille   by 3 points. A great effort by all the players who got equal game time to reach the final especially Alec McConigley and Killian McBride who were super all day. A big thanks to St Eunans who invited us up and for a very well organised  tournament*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 1-9-21-24. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Fergus McGinley, Drumbern, Jackie Barrett, Drumacloghan, Ann Marie McGettigan, Carrigart. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,060. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw *Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD MINORS FACE KILCAR IN DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE DEFEAT KILCAR IN JUNIOR GAELTACHT CLASH

first_imgLotto Results 17/2/16, Jackpot €1040. Numbers Drawn: 1,6,11,20. No Match 3.Next week’s Jackpot is €1160, if you’re not in it you can’t win it!Our Lotto can now be played online from our website www.naomhmuire.ie. This is aimed at people on the go and people away from home. A great new way for people away from home to support the club! If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscriptionUpdates training times for underage boys: Under 6 training every Saturday in the banks from 11.15 – 12.00, Under 8/10 training every Saturday in the banks from 10.00 – 11.00, Under 12 training every Tuesday and Thursday from 5.45 – 6.45, Under 14 training every Monday from 5.30 – 6.30 and every Friday from 4.30 – 5.30., Under 16 training every Wednesday from 6.15 to 7.30.There will be a meeting in the clubhouse on Friday evening at 8pm for anyone who would like to get involved in coaching or helping out with underage girls teamsThe Reserves were in action on Sunday in Comórtas Sóisear Peile na Gaeltachta, Cill Chartha The fixture was played as a friendly as Cill Chartha forfeited the game before throw and we would like to thank them for travelling for the match anyway. So Our Reserve Team is through to the semifinal of Comortas Peil na Gaeltacht, Comhghairdeas! This weekend the club was represented at provincial and national levels as members took part in The Ulster GAA’s Elevate award in Armagh, at the national Healthy Club Initiative at Croke Park, ladies FUNdamental training in Glenswilly and also we had the official launch for WAAR was also hosted in the banks at the weekend.  Why not challenge yourself and sign up for WAAR which takes place on 14th May 2016.  Full details at http://www.waar.ie/GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE DEFEAT KILCAR IN JUNIOR GAELTACHT CLASH was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more

LORRY GOES OFF ROAD INTO RIVER – PICTURE EXCLUSIVE

first_imgA large lorry has gone off the main road into a small river between Loughanure and Annagry less than half a mile from Annagry village.There are no reports of injuries.Motorists travelling the road are asked to exercise caution as part of the road verge has broken away. It is expected there will be delays on the road diversions when efforts get underway to remove the lorry.LORRY GOES OFF ROAD INTO RIVER – PICTURE EXCLUSIVE was last modified: November 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentAnnagrylorryLoughanurelast_img read more

Normal a relative term in today’s home-buying market

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Of course, the latest boom is the biggest equity generating run-up ever, the likes of which some people think we will never see again. (Of course, some pretty smart people thought the market was going into the tank three years ago.) And the past five years certainly have not been normal, real estate-wise. “We’re back to what … is a normal customary market. And anybody who’s only been in real estate for five years has no idea what a customary market is,” said veteran Realtor Tom Carnahan, owner of Carnahan & Associates in Woodland Hills. The ’80s boom ended noisily, with prices falling under their year-ago level for months on end. No one saw this train wreck coming, either. The median price, the point at which half the houses cost more and half less, got as low as $155,000 at the end of 1995, 36 percent under the prior record high. The best guess now is that the latest boom cycle is nearing the end. Sales will decline next year in most areas and prices won’t increase like in the past. But it won’t look like 10 years ago, either. It’s hard to define normal. Home sales in the San Fernando Valley plunge an annual 16 percent in October and the median price of a used house soars 27 percent, right back into record territory. And market watchers conclude that things are getting back to normal. This market has not behaved in a normal fashion over the past 19 years, though. Since 1987, we’ve been stuck in a boom-bust-boom cycle. The mid-1980s to the end of that decade – boom. From 1990 through mid-1997 – bust. Since then – boom. If true, it’s not such bad news for anyone who jumped aboard the equity train before the start of this millennium. The consensus is that current market values won’t collapse. It might not be such good news for recent boarders, though, since price increases are expected to be more normal in the coming years. And it turns out there is a definition of a normal residential real estate market. “A normal real estate market is one that probably … is going to add 1 or 2 percent above the rate of inflation for a long period of time,” said Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. One month doesn’t make a trend – and the fourth quarter is typically the slowest – but several factors do suggest that October brought a glimpse of a market that is indeed past its peak. Mortgage rates have increased for 10 consecutive weeks and are now at their highest level in two years. It’s not going to put buying activity in the deep freeze, but with the median price of a Valley house at $600,000, any uptick keeps more potential buyers in the rental market. But the rate situation is not as dire as 15 years ago, either. “It’s good to keep in mind that current mortgage rates, overall, are still below the 1990s average of around 8 percent for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and 6 percent for the one-year ARM (adjustable rate mortgage),” Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said last Thursday. The number of properties for sale has also moved up from record low levels over the past several months. Now there is roughly a three-month supply in the Valley, but it is still half what’s considered a normal supply. Homes are taking longer to sell, too. Of 36 ZIP codes tracked by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, sales in 28 averaged between 61 and 120 days. And there is the matter of a 27 percent annual leap in the median price. At this time last year, the expectation was that annual appreciation would be much less robust by now. October may turn out to just be a price aberration. Last month there were five Valley ZIP codes – Calabasas, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Encino and Toluca Lake – that featured a median price of more than $1 million. Tarzana and Encino tied for the most expensive areas with a $1.3 million median. The least expensive ZIP code was Pacoima, with a median price of $490,000. Only one other, San Fernando, had a median price under $500,000. (A link to every ZIP code price is at www.dailynews.com.) Prices are expected to continue to bounce up and down a bit in the coming months. A year from now, most market watchers expect them to be higher. How much so is the question. But sellers’ expectations need to be tempered now. “The syndrome of whatever my next-door neighborhood sold for I can get 5 percent or 10 percent more is gone and it ain’t coming back anytime soon, if at all in my lifetime,” Carnahan said. Time will tell how normal this market will become. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@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

DONEGAL PUNISH LAOIS WITH IMPRESSIVE SECOND HALF DISPLAY

first_imgAn impressive second-half display by Donegal got their league campaign off to the perfect start against Laoise in Portlaoise this afternoon.McFadden – netted a vital goal.A combination of the old and the new with impressive displays from veteran Christy Toye and Odhran MacNiallais saw Donegal come out on top on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-9.Despite being tipped by many to be relegated from Division Two, Laois battled well in the first half and went in at the break just four points behind on a score of 1-06 to 0-5. But Colm McFadden set the tone for the second half with a superb goal just a minute after the restart to put Donegal in the mood for score after score.First-half scores from Michael Murphy, Brick Molloy, Anthony Thompson, Christy Toye and a well-worked goal rounded off by Odhran Mac Niallais steadied the ship for Jim McGuinness’ side.Frank McGlynn may have added to Mac Niallais’ goal but for a fine save from Graham Brody.Evan O’Carroll should have netted for Laois after he rounded Paul Durcan but blazed over the bar with the open net at his mercy. With players of the quality of Ross Munnelly in their squad, Laois could have been forgiven for thinking they could have snatched two points with a big second half displayBut it was Donegal who put the foot down in the second half with McFadden setting the tone.Some great kicking from the Creeslough man again and also his namesake Hugh McFadden, making his debut, left Laois chasing their tails.Paddy McBrearty, Martin McElhinney and Mark McHugh chipped in with further points for Donegal as they piled the pressure on Laois right up until the final whistle.It’s way too early to be talking about promotion despite the favourites tag. But Jim McGuinness and his new backroom team will be happy with how their team found their stride and punished their opponents with such a direct brand of football.DONEGAL PUNISH LAOIS WITH IMPRESSIVE SECOND HALF DISPLAY was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Division TwodonegalLaoislast_img read more