O'neill

20 Apr 19
Kieran murphy sports blog

14 men Castlelyons came from behind to defeat Youghal in the opening round of the Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship in Ballynoe on a score of 2-17-1-12. Youghal had led by a point after 42 minutes of play before a madness five minutes seeing James Kearney, Castlelyons’ corner forward sent off for a headbutt on […]

20 Apr 19
Los Alamos Reporter

Four beautiful ‘Veronicas’ prepare to participate in the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, at the Morada del Alcalde Friday morning. The girls carried the statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the annual prayerful procession which commemorates Jesus’ path to Calvary where he was crucified. One of the Stations of the Cross […]

20 Apr 19
Ray of Infamy

AP: Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats. That question was, “How bad of a candidate will the Dems put […]

20 Apr 19
The Chaos Path

When I was a kid, I counted down to winter. I was fortunate to have spent much of my adolescence in New York state, where those winters are long; and I can’t ever remember being excited for spring. I learned to ski shortly after I could walk, and as an adult, currently taking a hiatus […]

20 Apr 19
Los Alamos Reporter

Families listen to a musical performance during Earth Day Festivities at the Los Alamos Nature Center last year. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com Fun and entertainment for all ages will be available at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com […]

20 Apr 19
Irish Marching Bands News and Media

Following on from 2018’s successful event 2019 promises to be even bigger and better.  This year’s Band Parade will commence at 2.30, withal as many as 17 marching bands expected to take part. The parade will follow its usual route from upper main street to mill road and return on same route.  The parade will be […]

20 Apr 19
TODAY NEWS

IT’S been a frustrating old run of late. I’ve had several…

20 Apr 19
Gridiron Grinder

It’s the end of April.  In the NFL world, this is the time of year that most of the major offseason changes have occurred in terms of front office moves, coaching adjustments, and free agency.  For some teams, a lot has changed.  For others, they are preserving their core, focusing on building from within. With […]

20 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
IT’S been a frustrating old run of late. I’ve had several run well but they keep hitting the woodwork. Let’s hope we can rise up on Easter Sunday. ANNIE MC (2.50 Fairyhouse) makes plenty of each-way appeal for the Jonjo O’Neill team. There’s no doubt that Honeysuckle is the one to beat in the Grade 1 contest, but the five-year-old is progressing at a rate of knots. She tore apart a fiercely competitive mares event at Newbury last time, winning in the style of a hurdler going places. She only has a couple of pounds to find with the short-priced jolly, and shrewd O’Neill wouldn’t cough up for the trip across the Irish Sea for nothing. [boxout headline=”Sunday’s each-way fancy”]Annie Mc – 2.50 Fairyhouse (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet) [/boxout] Read more from Jack by following him on Twitter: @jkeene124 [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]
20 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
IT’S been a frustrating old run of late. I’ve had several run well but they keep hitting the woodwork. Let’s hope we can rise up on Easter Sunday. ANNIE MC (2.50 Fairyhouse) makes plenty of each-way appeal for the Jonjo O’Neill team. There’s no doubt that Honeysuckle is the one to beat in the Grade 1 contest, but the five-year-old is progressing at a rate of knots. She tore apart a fiercely competitive mares event at Newbury last time, winning in the style of a hurdler going places. She only has a couple of pounds to find with the short-priced jolly, and shrewd O’Neill wouldn’t cough up for the trip across the Irish Sea for nothing. [boxout headline=”Sunday’s each-way fancy”]Annie Mc – 2.50 Fairyhouse (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet) [/boxout] Read more from Jack by following him on Twitter: @jkeene124 [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]
20 Apr 19
The Sun
IT’S been a frustrating old run of late. I’ve had several run well but they keep hitting the woodwork. Let’s hope we can rise up on Easter Sunday. ANNIE MC (2.50 Fairyhouse) makes plenty of each-way appeal for the Jonjo O’Neill team. There’s no doubt that Honeysuckle is the one to beat in the Grade 1 contest, but the five-year-old is progressing at a rate of knots. She tore apart a fiercely competitive mares event at Newbury last time, winning in the style of a hurdler going places. She only has a couple of pounds to find with the short-priced jolly, and shrewd O’Neill wouldn’t cough up for the trip across the Irish Sea for nothing. [boxout headline=”Sunday’s each-way fancy”]Annie Mc – 2.50 Fairyhouse (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet) [/boxout] Read more from Jack by following him on Twitter: @jkeene124 [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]
20 Apr 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The world watched with gut-wrenching sorrow last year as a grieving 20-year-old orca mother named Tahlequah, or J35, lifted and pushed around her dead calf in the cool waters of Washington state for 17 days while traveling a distance of [cq comment=”over “]more than 1,000 miles. This agonizing journey, which gained an international following and was dubbed the “Tour of Grief” by orca experts, is indicative of rising concerns over the health of a specific population of orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW), comprised of pods J, K, and L. Feasting on the region’s formerly abundant Chinook salmon, these “fish eating killer whales” are deemed resident as they survive primarily off of local fish runs, as opposed to the transient orcas seen annually in Monterey Bay that eat other marine mammals including sea lions and baby gray whales. Southern Resident Killer Whales are one of the most critically endangered marine mammal populations in the [cq comment=”United States “]U.S. due to a rapidly declining source of sustenance, coupled with the accumulation of highly toxic chemicals in their tissues from contaminated food and polluted water, among other threats. Between the three pods J, K, and L, there are only 74 individuals alive today. Tahlequah’s heartbreak also surfaced questions about consciousness in nonhuman animals, specifically marine mammals, and their ability to make deep emotional connections and experience empathy, love[cq comment=”,”] and tragic loss. For many people, the orca funeral procession triggered a sense of responsibility to protect the more-than-human world, and served as a reminder of our shared fate as described in the adage, ”as they go, so go we.” For the first peoples of Washington [cq comment=”S”]state this is not news however, as the notion of human-animal kinship has endured for thousands of years. I grew up on two distinct islands, the first in the Puget Sound of Washington, where my family and I would delight in spotting the massive, signature dorsal fins of the orca pods as they migrated around the glacially carved archipelagos. My father was the tribal judge for the Suquamish people, working long hours in a small trailer where he was often gifted salmon jerky, and the occasional whole fish for us to gut as a family. To the Suquamish, the “people of the clear salt water,” both the salmon and the orca are sacred relatives, and they are represented in Suquamish songs, stories, dances, art, and prayers. The linkage between the flourishing of the orca, an indicator species whose survival is dependent on the overall health of the ecosystem, and the thriving of Indian tribes such as the Suquamish, is as clear as black and white. An orca ‘spyhopping’ with mother and calf in background. (Marine Life Studies — Contributed) Pacific Northwest tribes have long fought for reparations related to the pollution and damming of their traditional salmon runs, impacting their ability to live healthfully while practicing their culture. Following Tahlequah’s public suffering, many Washington tribal leaders and government entities joined forces to create the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force, designed to implement actions that immediately benefit pods J, K[cq comment=”,”] and L. The task force focuses on three key areas including addressing introduced contaminants, assessing and aiding in the availability of prey, and creating strategies to mitigate noise pollution and vessel traffic. Orcas are complex and intelligent social beings who communicate using whistles, songs, and movement. Suquamish tribal leaders believe orca sightings to be a blessing, their breaching displays as dances sent by their ancestors. On March 31[cq comment=”st of this year”], Peggy West-Stap of Marine Life Studies and her team of cetacean researchers were shocked when they spotted members of the L pod in the Monterey Bay for only the fourth time in recorded history. Marine Life Studies, a nonprofit which operates a research vessel out of Moss Landing and whose mission is to inspire the public to protect our oceans’ whales and dolphins, ultimately ended up identifying 28 of the 34 individuals who make up L pod. West-Stap has devoted her life to documenting and researching the health of whales and dolphins, fundraising on a shoestring budget to cover her fuel and gear needs, all the while not taking home a salary of her own. She said she fears that the presence of the L pod in the Monterey Bay could be a sign of desperate times as “it indicates that they have had to expand their range in order to find food which has become scarce in the Pacific Northwest.” West-Stap said she believes that humans can positively influence the lives of our visiting resident orcas by choosing to “eat sustainably-harvested salmon and other seafood to help protect wild fish populations.” To prevent pollution runoff, she encourages that we “dispose of unused medicine and chemicals properly.” She continues, “Never dump them into household toilets and sinks or outside where they can get into ditches or storm drains. See if your community has a household hazardous waste collection facility that will take your old or unused chemicals.” There are reasons for optimism, as West-Stap’s labor of love came full circle when she witnessed another labor of love, the spotting of a new baby orca traveling with L pod in Monterey Bay. “The calf that was sighted with the L pod was very significant as many offspring of the SRKW have died, which was very alarming,” West-Stap said. She continued “the calf, L124, which is the newest calf in the community, was traveling steadily beside its mother L77 (or Matia).” She believes the newborn is a “sign of hope” for the whale pod. After Tahlequah’s and our society’s collective mourning, this little black and white whale feels like a not-so-little blessing, a reason to sing, and a reminder to tread carefully in this web of life where we are all connected. Rachel Kippen is the executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey. She can be reached at rachel@oneillseaodyssey.org.
20 Apr 19
The Sun
A non-stop Saturday may have been low on quality, but there were plenty of memorable moments. We’ve picked out some angles you may have missed from a busy afternoon at Musselburgh, Haydock and Kempton. Agrotera won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in fine style and is one to follow A horse for your tracker 🧐 Agrotera (3.45, Kempton) definitely looks a horse to keep on side after she won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in impressive fashion. Despite throwing her head around early on, her turn of foot was too potent for some smart rivals and she kept on strongly to land the valuable prize. Group company now surely beckons for Ed Walker’s filly, who struck at Royal Ascot last year – and on today’s evidence, she could well head there again. Last year's Sandringham Stakes winner Agrotera gets back to winning ways in the Racing TV Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes @kemptonparkrace under Gerald Mosse for @edwalkerracing 🏆 #NicePerformance pic.twitter.com/2E8X1tDJah — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 A performance to remember 📈 The Queen’s Cup is always a competitive race, and this year was no exception – which makes Austrian School’s (3.35, Musselburgh) six-length victory all the more impressive. Joe Fanning is a master from the front and demonstrated once again that he has a grandfather clock in his head, setting perfect fractions before unleashing his mount at exactly the right time. The response was instant and the winner could have some lofty staying targets on the agenda later in the season. Austrian School gets his season off to a flying start by landing the Queen's Cup @MusselburghRace in great style for @Johnston_Racing 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Yk0hhNvkDf — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 An super-strength ride 💰 Jonjo O’Neill Jr burst onto the National Hunt scene at the Cheltenham Festival and again demonstrated why he’s one of the hottest jocks around with a never-say-die ride aboard Django Django (3.15, Haydock) in the Stayers Hurdle Series Final. A driven-along third with three to jump, O’Neill used all his power to thrust his horse into a winning position as the field entered the final furlong – and the pair forged clear at the death. The rider showed he’s just a tactical genius – but has plenty of brute force, too. [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]
20 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
A non-stop Saturday may have been low on quality, but there were plenty of memorable moments. We’ve picked out some angles you may have missed from a busy afternoon at Musselburgh, Haydock and Kempton. Agrotera won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in fine style and is one to follow A horse for your tracker 🧐 Agrotera (3.45, Kempton) definitely looks a horse to keep on side after she won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in impressive fashion. Despite throwing her head around early on, her turn of foot was too potent for some smart rivals and she kept on strongly to land the valuable prize. Group company now surely beckons for Ed Walker’s filly, who struck at Royal Ascot last year – and on today’s evidence, she could well head there again. Last year's Sandringham Stakes winner Agrotera gets back to winning ways in the Racing TV Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes @kemptonparkrace under Gerald Mosse for @edwalkerracing 🏆 #NicePerformance pic.twitter.com/2E8X1tDJah — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 A performance to remember 📈 The Queen’s Cup is always a competitive race, and this year was no exception – which makes Austrian School’s (3.35, Musselburgh) six-length victory all the more impressive. Joe Fanning is a master from the front and demonstrated once again that he has a grandfather clock in his head, setting perfect fractions before unleashing his mount at exactly the right time. The response was instant and the winner could have some lofty staying targets on the agenda later in the season. Austrian School gets his season off to a flying start by landing the Queen's Cup @MusselburghRace in great style for @Johnston_Racing 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Yk0hhNvkDf — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 An super-strength ride 💰 Jonjo O’Neill Jr burst onto the National Hunt scene at the Cheltenham Festival and again demonstrated why he’s one of the hottest jocks around with a never-say-die ride aboard Django Django (3.15, Haydock) in the Stayers Hurdle Series Final. A driven-along third with three to jump, O’Neill used all his power to thrust his horse into a winning position as the field entered the final furlong – and the pair forged clear at the death. The rider showed he’s just a tactical genius – but has plenty of brute force, too. [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]
20 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
A non-stop Saturday may have been low on quality, but there were plenty of memorable moments. We’ve picked out some angles you may have missed from a busy afternoon at Musselburgh, Haydock and Kempton. Agrotera won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in fine style and is one to follow A horse for your tracker 🧐 Agrotera (3.45, Kempton) definitely looks a horse to keep on side after she won the Listed Snowdrop Stakes in impressive fashion. Despite throwing her head around early on, her turn of foot was too potent for some smart rivals and she kept on strongly to land the valuable prize. Group company now surely beckons for Ed Walker’s filly, who struck at Royal Ascot last year – and on today’s evidence, she could well head there again. Last year's Sandringham Stakes winner Agrotera gets back to winning ways in the Racing TV Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes @kemptonparkrace under Gerald Mosse for @edwalkerracing 🏆 #NicePerformance pic.twitter.com/2E8X1tDJah — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 A performance to remember 📈 The Queen’s Cup is always a competitive race, and this year was no exception – which makes Austrian School’s (3.35, Musselburgh) six-length victory all the more impressive. Joe Fanning is a master from the front and demonstrated once again that he has a grandfather clock in his head, setting perfect fractions before unleashing his mount at exactly the right time. The response was instant and the winner could have some lofty staying targets on the agenda later in the season. Austrian School gets his season off to a flying start by landing the Queen's Cup @MusselburghRace in great style for @Johnston_Racing 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Yk0hhNvkDf — Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 20, 2019 An super-strength ride 💰 Jonjo O’Neill Jr burst onto the National Hunt scene at the Cheltenham Festival and again demonstrated why he’s one of the hottest jocks around with a never-say-die ride aboard Django Django (3.15, Haydock) in the Stayers Hurdle Series Final. A driven-along third with three to jump, O’Neill used all his power to thrust his horse into a winning position as the field entered the final furlong – and the pair forged clear at the death. The rider showed he’s just a tactical genius – but has plenty of brute force, too. [bc_video video_id=”6023374607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary treats astonished passengers to free drinks after his horse Tiger Roll wins historic second Grand National in a row “]