Berlusconi will donate 10 million to the hospital of the Milan Fair

first_img“The president, Silvio Berlusconi, has decided to make available to the Lombardy region, through a donation, the sum of 10 million euros, necessary for the creation of a room with 400 intensive care units at the Milan Fair “ It’s a party statement Forza Italy, which explains that he was president of the Milan has made a generous donation. The coronavirus ravages the Italian country and there is a lack of resources in Lombardy. According to the Italian media, there are no beds or respirators for the makeshift hospital of the Milan Fair, and they can’t wait weeks, so help should come in three to four days.The founder of Esselunga, Giuseppe Caprotti, has also contributed to the cause with another ten million euros. In addition, in recent days they have also contributed their grain of sand to deal with this emergency, large companies such as Bvlgari, Dolce & Gabanna, Marco Bizarri, Gucci or Giorgio Armani.last_img read more

West Indies show more fight but Aussies triumph

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as Australia broke up a defiant West Indies second innings to claim a 177-run win yesterday in the second Test to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin both scored half centuries and shared an aggressive 100-run partnership to highlight a gritty batting performance for the West Indies after Australia declared on their overnight score of 179-3. Chasing the unlikely target of 460, the West Indies batted patiently in the early stages and went to tea on 146-4. The Test seemed destined for a fifth day, but Marsh (4-61) sparked a collapse midway through the evening session when he had Ramdin caught behind for 59. “I was really happy with the way Mitchell Marsh bowled. He was pretty impressive today, bowling consistently over 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) and guess really helped out the team in the end,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. Offspinner Nathan Lyon took a wicket in each session to finish with figures of 3-85 as the West Indies were bowled out for 282. “I was glad with the way we finished off,” Smith said. “(Lyons) did what he’s done so well this summer. He got crucial wickets for us at crucial times and he’s bowled beautifully.” After Kraigg Brathwaite (31) provided the only wicket of the morning session, the Australian bowlers took three hard-fought wickets in the afternoon session against a West Indies top order that showed far greater determination than in the first innings, when the visitors collapsed to 91-6. “I was proud of the way the guys showed some fight and skill,” captain Jason Holder said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a better fight. But still credit to the way the guys played.” West Indies 2nd innings K. Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31 R. Chandrika lbw b Pattinson 37 D.M. Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21 M. Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19 J. Blackwood lbw b Lyon 20 D. Ramdin c Nevill b Marsh 59 J. Holder c Hazlewood b Marsh 68 C. Brathwaite b Lyon 2 K. Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0 J. Warrican not out 4 Extras (lb7, w1, nb2) 10 Total (all out, 88.3 overs) 282 Fall of wickets:1-35 (Brathwaite) ,2-83 (Bravo), 3-91( Chandrika), 4-118 (Samuels), 5-150 (Blackwood), 6-250 (Ramdin),7-253(C Brathwaite), 8-274 (Holder), 9-278 (Roach), 10-282 (Taylor). Bowling: Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w),Pattinson 17-4-49-2,Lyon 23-7-85-3,Siddle 9-2-35-1,March 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), Smith 2-1-5-0. Position: Australia won by 177 runs. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Dismissal Peter Siddle had Darren Bravo caught behind for 21 with a fullish outswinging delivery and Rajendra Chandrika opened up and played his shots before falling leg before wicket to James Pattinson for a Test career-best 37. Marlon Samuels, who took 16 balls to get off the mark, was caught behind for 19 off Marsh. Lyon claimed his second dismissal in the second over after tea when he trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 20, before Ramdin and Holder combined to frustrate the Australian attack. Marsh finally broke through with the wicket of Ramdin (59) who smashed nine boundaries from his 90 balls. Lyon struck again to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite for two when his in-swinging delivery brushed the top of off-stump to dislodge the bail and Holder ended his gutsy innings at 68 when he spooned a Marsh ball to Josh Hazlewood at mid-off. Kemar Roach was out three balls later for 11, caught at third slip by David Warner off Pattinson. Holder encapsulated the West Indies’ defiance and even raised hopes of an unlikely victory push, hitting seven boundaries and punishing two loose Lyon deliveries for six, the first hoisted over mid-wicket deep into the stands. “Our guys need to cherish these moments and come up trumps in these kinds of games,” Holder said. “These are obviously big games and big occasions, and these are things our players can really strive to do.” Australia won the opening Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. The third and final Test begins Sunday in Sydney. “The West Indies were up for the fight this game,” Smith said. “They improved quite a lot from the last match and hopefully they can continue to show that fight in Sydney.” Australia’s hopes of a quick victory were hit by another instance of sloppy bowling when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from a similar no ball. James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

DaCosta equals Feanny’s all-time wins record

first_imgFifteen-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta saddled his 1,950th career winner in 3-5 favourite DYSFUNCTIONAL at Caymanas Park yesterday, to equal the all-time record of 14-champion Philip Feanny, both of whom have been training since the mid ’70s.DaCosta’s attempt to be sole owner of the record fell short in the eighth race over the round-five course in which his highly fancied runner, LITTLE BIG HORN, suffered grave interference in the early stages of what was a very eventful race, so much so that both the winner, GARY GLITTER (8-1), and the third horse, POISON GAS, were both disqualified after two horses lost their riders in the backstretch.DaCosta said he was happy to equal Feanny’s long-standing record.”Records are made to be broken in any sport, but when this is achieved, it’s a great feeling and I’m looking forward to becoming the sole holder. Feanny, however, is still very active, having saddled Campesino to victory on Wednesday in the open allowance sprint, and even if I go ahead of him, there is the possibility that he can regain the lead even for a short time,” said the 60-year-old trainer, himself a Hall of Fame inductee and, like Feanny, holds the national honour, the Order of Distinction for his contribution to racing.EARLYLEADRidden by four-time champion Omar Walker, DYSFUNCTIONAL was early in the lead in the maiden condition race over 1500 metres for native bred three-year-olds. The lightly raced colt turned for home with a commanding lead and cruised home by 51/2 lengths from 6-1 chance AIR COMMANDER in a field of 13.Significantly, DaCosta surpassed Feanny last season as the leading all-time champion trainer, with 15 titles.The man, who is popularly called ‘Pardie’, started out as Feanny’s assistant some 40 years ago and was also an owner in the stable as well. But he soon went on his own, saddling his first winner, ADORABLE (ridden by Winston Griffiths, groomed by Patrick Fong), months later and has never looked back, winning his first title in 1984 due to the exploits of the brilliant three-year-old filly, THORNBIRD.Meanwhile, three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson rode two winners on the nine-race programme, including 3-5 favourite DWAYNE STAR, who led home old rival ACTION MAN by 31/2 lengths in the overnight allowance feature over the straight.Nelson will leave the island on Thursday, April 21, to ride for an extended period in Canada for the second consecutive year. He is the leading rider so far this season with 26 winners.last_img read more

‘Prison Break’ cast member Garrison to be sentenced in fatal DUI crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Garrison had a blood-alcohol content of .20 — more than twice the legal limit — and was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the crash, according to police. Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ordered Garrison on Aug. 2 to spend the next 90 days in a state prison facility to undergo a psychological evaluation. On “Prison Break,” Garrison played the character Tweener, who was killed off in the Oct. 2, 2006 episode of the Fox drama series. The Dallas native’s other credits include the 2006 film “Crazy” and an episode of the short-lived 2005 ABC series “Night Stalker.” Garrison was also part of the cast of the film, “Shooter,” released this year. Setian’s parents have formed the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation to “ensure that his passion for music, the arts, laughter and human joy will continue to flourish in the community he loved so dearly,” according to the mission statement posted on its Web site, The foundation, which is behind the petition drive aimed at ensuring Garrison’s lengthy incarceration, will award scholarships and other assistance to art students in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. It says it will also “constantly remind students to be aware of the danger of riding with anyone they suspect of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, especially someone they do not know.” For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEVERLY HILLS – Petitions bearing more than 3,400 signatures are set to be delivered to Beverly Hills Superior Court today in an attempt to persuade a judge to give former “Prison Break” cast member Lane Garrison the maximum sentence for an alcohol-related crash that killed a Beverly Hills High School student. Garrison is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow in connection with his May 21 guilty plea to one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving under the influence causing injury, along with one misdemeanor count of providing alcohol to a minor. He also admitted the allegation of having a blood-alcohol level of .15 or higher. Garrison, 27, is facing a maximum term of six years and eight months in prison. The charges stem from the death of 17-year-old Vahagn Setian, who was a passenger in the 2001 Land Rover Garrison was driving when it struck a tree in the 300 block of South Beverly Drive Dec. 2. Two other passengers — both 15- year-old girls — survived. last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham wasted chance to keep pressure on Chelsea

first_imgMauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham blew their big chance to keep the title race alive after the 1-0 defeat at West Ham.Spurs travelled to the London Stadium looking for a 10th straight victory, but instead Manuel Lanzini’s strike all but handed the Premier League crown to Chelsea.The Blues will now be seven points clear of Spurs if they beat Middlesbrough at home on Monday – and could even wrap up the title against West Brom next Friday before Tottenham kick a ball again.And boss Pochettino conceded his side had let their opportunity slip as, for the second season running, they look set to come up short.“You need to show in the moments to win a league,” he said. “Today was a key moment, we had to show that when you do not play well but when you must win, you win.“If you want to be a champion you have to win. How? I don’t know. But you have to win.“We try to move on and finish the season in the best way, still fighting, but now it’s true, it’s more difficult.“I feel calm. I’m disappointed, of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap to Chelsea.”West Ham have endured a torrid season but it seems there is nothing like a home game against Tottenham to rouse them and their fans – just a year ago a 1-0 defeat at Upton Park put a major dent in Spurs’ eventually unsuccessful title bid.They nullified the threat of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane with the latter’s only real chance forcing a fine double save from home goalkeeper Adrian.“It wasn’t our best day,” added Pochettino. “The performance was just okay. Maybe we didn’t deserve to lose, but we did because we conceded a goal.“It’s difficult to be focused on Chelsea now. If you’re not able to win and put pressure on them then whatever happens is the worst.“Now it’s better to forget a little bit and see what happens. We have to try to analyse and understand why it was difficult for us to get the three points here today.”last_img read more


first_imgAn innovative new housing project Rann Mor Meadow, located on the outskirts of Letterkenny could save homeowners thousands on their energy and heating costs every year.The newly built ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes are the first of its kind in Letterkenny.Local firm GDC Ireland (Limited) raised the bar with these homes, which are specifically designed to save energy and to increase comfort levels in the process. Since the recession, its evident how the the continuing rise in heating costs in homes is having a detrimental effect ‘financially’ on many families.With policies now being implemented to promote a greener environment, and with people more aware of the risks over greenhouse pollutions, it was perhaps inevitable new ground would be broken in relation to the specification of saving energy in new homes.GDC Ireland (Limited) took the opportunity and showed tremendous fortitude and vision to realise this fantastic new development at Rann Mor Meadow.Daniel told Donegal Daily, “With our society becoming more aware of a greener environment, it became obvious to us that it would be a natural progression for newly built homes to have energy saving specifications. “At GDC we pride on ourselves on the fact that we’re always looking to break new ground.“We’re not afraid to show innovation, and we saw these new homes as a natural progression in the specification of new homes.“We’re absolutely delighted with our ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes, and the reaction they’re receiving from the general public.Daniel revealed that they’ve estimated that it costs the new homes on average less than a €1 a day to heat the house.“We’ve had energy assessment consumption carried out on the new houses, and we estimate that on average it’ll cost new homeowners less than €1 a day to heat their homes. “It’s an incredible saving, and in this economic climate, those energy saving costs are not to be scoffed at.Daniel added that the homes are specifically designed to ensure a constant temperature throughout the house at all times – that also increases the comfort level.It’s completely unlike the normal specification homes.“Unlike the normal system, where you have the house piping hot after a few hours when the heating is on, and then once it’s off for a few hours the house is cold again, these homes retain the heat. “They’re specifically designed to retain the heat, and in doing so save energy and costs and to retain a more constant temperature which is much more comfortable.“It’s not often you’ve to spend less to be more comfortable but that’s the way this works.“They’re homes of the future, it’s the way the industry is going and energy efficient homes is the only way forward.“We’re delighted that we showed innovation in creating the homes, and we’re delighted with the end product.GDC Ireland (Limited) has earned a stellar reputation over the years for its excellence in designing  and building new homes, and breaking new ground in the industry.The latest creation in the form of Rann Mor Meadow, has received plaudits not just locally but from all over Ireland.For further information contact: GDC (IRL) LTD Property Developers on 074 93 84700, email: or visit or Sherry Fitzgerald 0n 074 9122211, email: or visit or visit‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES COULD SAVE HOMEOWNERS THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEATING COSTS was last modified: October 17th, 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:BusinessCostsEnergyEstateFeaturesnewsRann Mor MeadowSavinglast_img read more

Air Force One exhibit close to opening day

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A film at the entrance and a variety of exhibits in the pavilion emphasize the story of how Reagan traveled the world in Air Force One promoting freedom and democracy with his face-to-face diplomacy. “We wanted to emphasize the importance of how the plane helped President Reagan meet with world leaders on so many critical issues,” said Blackwood. “It’s an educational experience that we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to feel.” It was Reagan’s idea to bring the plane to the Simi Valley library. It was moved there in June 2003 and into the pavilion on September of 2004. Melissa Giller, the library’s director of communications, said watching the project evolve had been an exciting and educational process for everyone involved. “We can’t wait to see the first visitors,” she said. To prepare for the opening, the library will be closed Oct. 20-23. When the library and Air Force One Pavilion open Oct. 24, the library hours will remain from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The exhibit will include a Marine One helicopter and a presidential motorcade featuring Reagan’s 1984 limousine. Snacks will be available under the nose of the Boeing 707 from “The Ronald Reagan” pub, built from parts of O’Farrell’s pub that Reagan visited in 1984 at the home of his ancestors in Ballyporeen, Ireland. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – When it opens Oct. 24, the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is expected draw substantial crowds to the museum, including thousands of schoolchildren and people who gather at the site for special events during the year. The $31 million, 87,000-square-foot pavilion surrounds the Boeing 707, known as “The Spirit of ’76,” that served as a flying White House for Reagan and six other presidents from 1973 to 2001. The nose of the retired Air Force One is raised on a pedestal facing the giant hangar’s north side, which is covered by a huge sheet of glass, so that the jet appears to be taking flight across the hills of Simi Valley. The three-story pavilion “is almost like a little city because you have so many levels and angles,” said R. Duke Blackwood, executive director of the Reagan library. “But when you look at this plane, it looks like it is taking off overhead. The drama is spectacular.” last_img read more


first_imgRichard Kerr, number 3, leads the way at Bishopscourt.Two young motorcyclist from Kilmacrennan have been given an opportunity to impress some of the most powerful people in his sport. Richard Kerr and Caolan Irwin have obtained spots on the prestigious Red Bull Rookies selection day in Spain in two weeks time.The lads were chosen for the shortlist of around 100 young riders from around the globe. It’s a great opportunity for the young riders to impress and maybe get a ride in the red bull rookies cup which runs at the Moto GP races around the world alongside the likes of Rossi and Marquez.It is a great achievement to get this far as over 3000 hopefuls from around the globe entered.Riders will get several days on the circuit to show their skills to a very expierenced panel of judges and ten hopefuls will make it through to the rookies cup.  RED BULL GIVES TWO YOUNG DONEGAL MOTORCYCLISTS WINGS! was last modified: September 30th, 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:Caolan IrwindonegalkilmacrennanRed Bull Rookies teaRichard Kerrlast_img read more

Andre Iguodala out vs. Miami Heat with left hamstring tightness

first_imgOAKLAND – Warriors veteran reserve Andre Iguodala will be out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat because of left hamstring tightness.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Iguodala’s hamstring “flared up” toward end of the Friday’s win in Phoenix.“He felt a little tweak in there,” Kerr said. “So we’re going to play it safe.”The Warriors have always been cautious with any ailments the 34-year-old Iguodala has. He has missed a combined five games this season because of right hip tightness …last_img read more

Southwest to fly more international routes

first_imgUS airlines are expecting another bumper holiday season Don’t look now, but airline competition is heating up south of the U.S. border. The airline stirring the pot is Southwest Airlines. With 125 million intra US passengers, the country’s largest domestic airline has plans to become a significant international player.Admittedly, international penetration remains modest at this moment concedes John Kirby, Southwest’s senior director of international business management. But by this time next year, Kirby projects a full one-sixth of the airline’s growth will be in the international arena.Darryl Jenkins has seen this move coming for a decade and a half now. As early as 2000 the president of the American Aviation Institute says, “It was pretty obvious that they were running out of suitable domestic markets.”Now, the carrier flies from ten US cities down to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, in all with 30 international departures daily. Modest numbers indeed, until you realize that Southwest has identified some 50 destinations in the Americas that it can fly to on what it calls a near international basis. That means as far as the range of its 737-700s and 737-800s will carry them.Mike Boyd, president of the Boyd Group, an aviation consultancy, says the expansion presently takes in “very near range South America and a lot of Central America” and the Caribbean. Southbound, “that’s all they can do” because of the range of their 737s. Southwest is an all 737 airline and by far the largest operator of the aircraft.Range capabilities won’t be as much of a problem when Southwest takes delivery of its more fuel-efficient 737 MAX aircraft later on in the decade. Fuel efficiency equates with longer range. If it chooses, Southwest could push deeper into Latin America than the near-northern rim of South America and virtually the whole of Central America.Southwest had identified three US cities that will see most of the international action: Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston.If you live in, or connect over, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International or Houston Hobby airports the array of international flight opportunities should grow significantly over the next few years.Baltimore is where low-fare AirTran cut its international teeth before it merged with Southwest. With the merger, AirTran brought its fleet of internationally-equipped 737-700s, as well as its international expertise. Both have proven invaluable, as Southwest has cautiously tested the temperature of the international waters.Fort Lauderdale is already the Latin launch pad for a pair of low-fare competitors, JetBlue and Spirit. It’s also close to American Airlines’ formidable Latin American hub at Miami International Airport. This begs the questions: can three low-fare carriers compete successfully out of one airport? Can Southwest’s international focus on Fort Lauderdale lead to too many seats, and, at least temporarily, lower airfares? “That’s an interesting question,” says Jenkins. It could well depend on “how aggressive and expansive Southwest really is.”John Kirby believes the south Florida market is robust enough to handle the competition, and that his airline brings with it the added advantage automatic brand loyalty.Then there’s Houston Hobby, already the site of already formidable domestic operations for Southwest. By the fourth quarter of 2015, about a year from now, plans are to open a five-gate international terminal at the close-to-downtown airport. Southwest will have preferential use of four of those gates. It anticipates eventually serving 20 to 30 ‘near-international’ destinations out of Houston.The move has riveted the attention of Bush Houston Intercontinental-hubbed United Airlines, which raised objections to Hobby’s new international facility. “They realize that we’re coming,” says Kirby. “They’ve seen the international terminal going up. We fully expect them to compete with us. When there’s competition, the consumer wins.”Chicago Midway Airport is a case-in-point. When Southwest launched nonstop Chicago – Cancun, Mexico service, that market “grew by almost 50 percent,” asserts Kirby. When Chicago – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic flights started, he says the size of the market soared by some “250 percent.” The reason: service and “slight fare stimulation.”Without divulging the specific routes Southwest plans fly in the future, Kirby says the carrier is looking closely at a newly-attractive Colombia, a country rich with tourist and business potential that’s finally in the process of shedding itself of drug cartel influence. Located on the 737-700 reachable north rim of South America, Bogota is a big draw. Panama is a place on the grow too. Southwest already flies nonstop from Baltimore-Washington to San Juan, Costa Rica, a hot business and eco-tourism spot in Central America.Again, in terms of numbers the present international presence is modest, at best. International operations consist of 10 US international gateways, 25 international routes (with two more set for June 2015), and eight international destinations. The seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico becomes the ninth next year.Currently, Southwest flies from the US to Aruba; Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; San Jose, Costa Rica; Los Cabos, Mexico; Mexico City, Punta Cana Dominican Republic and Nassau in the Bahamas. Although it flies to San Juan, Puerto Rico too, that’s a US territory. It’s not strictly counted in the international ranks.Although Southwest’s sight is set south just now, the prospects of trans border flights to Canada are certainly not off its radar screen.However don’t look for Southwest Airlines’ Latin strategy to suddenly result in dozens of new routes to dozens of new places. It doesn’t happen that way anymore in the airline industry, an industry that has learned the hard way that too-rapid, break neck expansion can kill an airline. Today, growth is far more measured.“Southwest’s strategic thinking is very long term,” says American Aviation Institutes’ Darryl Jenkins. They’ve had international expansion on their mind for some time.”last_img read more