first_imgMOTHER MOTHER, LADY NINJA & FLOR DE LA MAR ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2020)–Most recently third in the opening day Grade I La Brea Stakes, Bob Baffert’s Mother Mother would appear to be sitting on a big performance as she heads an evenly matched field of five older fillies and mares going 6 ½ furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita.Fresh off the best year of her career but well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 2, the Richard Baltas-trained Lady Ninja, a reformed claimer who took a Grade III stakes here two starts back figures to be plenty tough as well.Baffert will also be well represented by Flor de La Mar, a minor stakes winner two starts back who was well beaten as the favorite in a one mile allowance on Oct. 10.MOTHER MOTHEROwner:  Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman & Mark MathiesenTrainer:  Bob BaffertA solid third in the Grade I seven furlong La Brea Stakes on Dec. 28, this 4-year-old Pioneerof the Nile filly had been idle since well beaten on a sloppy track in the Grade II Eight Belles Stakes going seven furlongs on May 3 at Churchill Downs.  With a recent race under her belt, this $450,000 Keeneland September Yearling appears poised to run a huge race with Joel Rosario back in the irons.  An ungraded stakes winner at age two, Mother Mother is 9-2-3-2 with earnings of $315,661.LADY NINJAOwner:  Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian & Hagop NakkashianTrainer:  Richard BaltasA winner of four of her eight starts last year while in the money on seven occasions, this 6-year-old mare by Majesticperfection defeated the talented filly Selcourt by a nose here two starts back in the Grade III LA Woman Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs.  Subsequently a well beaten eighth at 22-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, she lands in what appears to be a very good spot for her 6-year-old bow on Sunday.  Claimed for $32,000 12 starts back on Sept. 1, 2018, Lady Ninja will be reunited with Flavien Prat, who last rode her on July 18 and has guided her to a total of five wins.  With an overall mark of 23-8-4-4, including six wins from 11 starts at Santa Anita, Lady Ninja has earnings of $331,705.FLOR DE LA MAROwner:  Godolphin, LLCTrainer:  Bob BaffertUnraced at two and three, this 4-year-old Tiznow filly won two out of her seven starts in 2019, including the six furlong Beverly J. Lewis Stakes two starts back on Sept. 7 at Los Alamitos.  Most recently a well beaten fourth as the 6-5 favorite in a one mile allowance here on Oct. 10, she brings a scintillating work tab to the Kalookan party and appears ready to run back to her early notices, which included a second place finish to Bellafina in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks five starts back on April 6.THE $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTExuberance–Abel Cedillo–120Flor de La Mar–Drayden Van Dyke–120Show It N Moe It–Rafael Bejarano–122Mother Mother–Joel Rosario–120Lady Ninja–Flavien Prat–124First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Three gems for Diamond Day

first_imgToday is a massive raceday at Caymanas Park. Millions of dollars are up for grabs – for trainers, owners and other stakeholders at the track.Punters will not want to be left out. Many will be seeking their ‘Christmas money’. With so much at stake, there will be surprises and several ‘value bets’ will be lurking under the radar.Here are three which we think will be worth your while and may even ensure a merry Christmas, 20 days before the big day.Race 1CRUCIAL VALOR: This Carl Anderson-trained three-year-old gelding ran his best race on October 31 when finishing four lengths behind recent upset winner SIR BUDGET over 1000 metres straight.That race appears to have been just a warm-up for today’s big day. On Wednesday, CRUCIAL VALOR showed he is in fine condition by beating stable companion TWILIGHT CITIZEN by a length (35.4 to 36.0) at exercise. TWILIGHT CITIZEN, on September 12, slammed maidens by six lengths and with just 51kg on his back CRUCIAL VALOR is the one to be on in the day’s opener at 10:10 a.m.Race 4BLACK BOY: AWESOME CAT is all the rage in the fourth race, but BLACK BOY will be tough. The latter got off the mark over today’s distance on June 13 and was a winner less than a month later going 1400 metres. He has found the going tough among non-winners of three but today’s distance is just what the doctor ordered.Main rival, AWESOME CAT, was slammed by 13 lengths by SPORTING CLAY on October 31. On November 7, BLACK BOY was just seven lengths behind SPORTING CLAY and with a clear run today should reward backers at a good price.RACE 14CLASSICAL TRAIN: This is the one to be on in the last race. Forget her last two runs in the higher claiming group. The last time she was this low, and over this same distance, she won by a city block behind splits of 23.2×46.3. Nothing in this race can go that fast. Jockey Robert Halledeen rides the highly fancied PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the Diamond Mile (Race 13) and he should be celebrating a fine double.last_img read more

XLCR too hot for StGC

first_imgThorne Buchanan’s clever 17th-minute penalty pushed former champions Excelsior High to the top of Group A, while condemning many-time ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup champions St George’s College to a nervy 1-0 defeat at Winchester Park yesterday. With group honours and three valuable points up for grabs, the visitors showed that they were up to it from the onset, constricting their hosts’ normal free-flowing game, while showing their own abilities in what was an exciting contest in front of a jam-packed venue. Excelsior’s dangerous Tyane Wilson made himself a nuisance to the opposition’s defence from the get-go, slipping behind the St George’s defenders before he was bundled over by goalkeeper John Wilson in the 16th minute. The cool and confident dread-locked Buchanan stepped up, spotted his penalty and fired clinically into the far left hand corner. With this goal, they grew in confidence, and Buchanan could have scored a second, having been fed through cleverly by teammate Wilson, but with only the keeper to beat, he fired high. “Well, it’s a great feeling scoring against St George’s College. Anytime scoring against STGC is a great feeling, I am very happy,” Buchanan said following the game. “This can be a big year for me. I just need to continue putting in the work and performing. I am looking forward to scoring atleast 12 goals,” he added in reference to his fifth goal of the season. He later hopped off injured, but gave the assurance that it was not a serious injury. PASSING GAME Waterford 0 Charlie Smith 1 Ascott 0 Kingston College 5 St Mary’s College 0 Denham 4 Haile Selassie 1 Meadowbrook 0 St Catherine 0 Jonathan Grant 1 Jose Marti 0 Wolmer’s Boys 4 Edith Dalton 1 Dunoon 1 Camperdown 1 Kingston Technical High 0 Calabar High 2 Cumberland 0 Hydel 10 Campion College 0 Bridgeport 2 St Jago 0 Mona High 1 Clan Carthy 1 St George’s College 0 Excelsior High 1 YESTERDAY’S RESULTS St George’s spent much of the first half stringing their usual passing game together and created a few openings, but just couldn’t score as their standout player, Akeem Robotham, fired in a few tame shots, while others were saved by Excelsior’s custodian, Romario Palmer. The visitors closed the channels and did well to wrestle possession away from St George’s, who were forced to start playing long balls in the second half. Voshawn Williams had an opportunity to double Excelsior’s lead late on after picking up a bad giveaway by the St George’s keeper before dribbling into space and firing a curling shot at an open goal wide of the target. Excelsior’s coach, Shavar Thomas, said his charges came expecting a hard-fought game from St George’s and was happy with the win. “We could have got some more goals, but we are happy with three points. We have a confident bunch, and we give our guys confidence to go out there and express themselves,” said the winning coach. His St George’s counterpart, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell, said: “We are always disappointed when we don’t win, but credit to Excelsior, they played very well, and this was a wonderful schoolboy football game.” This was St George’s College’s third loss at Winchester Park since 2007.last_img read more

PBA D-League finals: Che’Lu-SSC vs Zark’s-Lyceum

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pradera, Wack Wack shine in jungolf tilt Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jeff Viernes drilled the go-ahead jumper with 18.2 seconds left to give the Che’Lu Revellers a 92-90 advantage and applied pressure defense on the other end as Egie Boy Mojica’s layup rolled off the rim with 4.8 seconds left.Viernes then settled the final score with a split from the foul line en route to a team-best 17 points, before Mojica botched another try from halfcourt as time expired.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Even though he played bad at the start, it was still him who delivered us the win in the end,” said coach Stevenson Tiu of the veteran Viernes.CJ Perez led the sixth-seeded Zark’s Jawbreakers with 23 points.“Again, it’s just a blessing for us to be here,” said Che’Lu-SSC coach Topex Robinson. “We’re so grateful that we’re given the opportunity to play in the Finals.” —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NET Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Carpio 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 CJ Perez of Zark’s-Lyceum (right) gets away from Abu Tratter of Marinerong Pilipino during their D-League match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum swept their semifinal rivals to arrange a title clash in 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Che’Lu-SSC battled back from 19 points down to edge Akari-Adamson, 93-90, while Zark’s-Lyceum leaned on a big second half to decimate Marinerong Pilipino, 102-89, and win their Final Four series with two-game sweeps.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Traffickers finding innovative ways to ship drugs – CANU

first_imgThose involved in trafficking illicit drugs through the postal services in Guyana are no longer sticking to the “traditional” method of mailing the substance inside of an envelope or package but have now come up with innovative ways.This is according to Deputy Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Lesley Ramlall, who told the media on Saturday that traffickers are being innovative and creative in the illicit trade.According to Ramlall, of recent, traffickers are concealing small amounts of drugs underneath the stamps attached to mails and packages.Ramlall pointed out that this is a worrying trend that can pose serious problems to curbing the issue of trafficking of illicit substances in Guyana. He added that the only sure way of law enforcement officials being on top of the situation is to have continuous training both locally and internationally.“So you have the envelope and then you place the stamp on the envelope but the narcotics was placed under the stamp and then placed on the envelope. So, it was really small amounts but when you look at over 200 mails and then you take out a gram or a gram and a half from each one then you realise the amount. So, people, traffickers are finding all sorts of ingenious ways…if you are accustomed as a law enforcement officer and you are not trained and you do not have that skill set obviously, they (traffickers) are going to beat you all the time,” Ramlall said.RegionalMeanwhile, with regard to cannabis being shipped to Barbados, CANU does not have any reports of the illegal substance going further than to that country.“If from Barbados it is going further afield we have not been able to ascertain that neither our colleagues in Barbados have been able to ascertain that but certainly there is a lucrative market in Barbados…while we have the local consumption, we are also seeing the importation of cannabis coming out of Jamaica and of recent, looking at what is coming through the ports now with the legalisation of cannabis in some developed countries, we are already seeing the importation of that into Guyana,” CANU’s Deputy Head further stated.He said that quite recently, there was a seizure of cannabis at a popular shipping company, and that cannabis came to the country from the United States.“Even last year we had a seizure coming from Canada so that is something law enforcement we now have to be aware of and it certainly poses another challenge for Guyana and all other law enforcement agencies. So it is no longer looking at cannabis coming from Jamaica and seeing that fine deal with cannabis from here and Jamaica. The importation from cannabis from the developed countries certainly poses a threat and here again it is not only for law enforcement but those other couriers.”Ramlall noted that agencies involved in trading, as well as importers, need to be much more careful, now more than ever, with commodities that they want to bring into Guyana because there is a possibility that folks can attempt to put illegal substances within containers or shipments. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more


first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN PERTH: CELTIC recorded their seventh straight SPL win in a row with a 2-0 victory at St Johnston today, with manager Neil Lennon singling out the performance of Georgios Samaras.The Greece international was in form in Perth again today after some fine performances recently.Gary Hooper stabbed home from close range following a 60th-minute corner and Ki Sung-Yeung fired in after a quick break four minutes later to reduce the gap with Rangers to four points. “Samaras was brilliant, as was Hooper and Forrest in the second half,” said Lennon.“I don’t like singling people out, but Samaras brings something different to the team. We need players like that.”A couple of months ago many Celtic fans – including many in Donegal – were asking why Lennon had bothered keeping the Greek. Now he’s showing why.“He’s proven his character this season,” said Lennon. “People were pointing the finger at him, saying he was lazy, but I’ve seen a different character.“I’m pleased he’s shown a level of consistency that’s doing him justice.“It was magnificent from start to finish. We dominated the first half and their keeper kept them in it to keep the score at 0-0.“In the second half, we just seemed to find another level.“The second goal was world class. It’s something we’ve been trying to do on the counter attack for a while.” The win puts Celtic back to within four points of Rangers.“I could go through the whole team and there’s not one failure,” said Lennon, who stuck with the same side who drew with Udinese in the Europa League in midweek.“Coming off the back of Thursday, they’re really in the groove.“We’ve now got seven wins in a row, which breeds a lot of confidence, but the belief is there as well. Advertisement “They’ve found the form of last season earlier than they did last year.“We’ve got players to come back into the fray, but St Johnstone are a difficult side to break down, they’ve had a good start to the season.“They’ve had some adverse results, but at home it’s always hard here.“To play as well and create the chances we did, it’s very pleasing.” Advertisement The bad news is that Celtic could be without Daniel Majstorovic for up to six weeks after the defender suffered a serious facial injury in the win.Said Lennon: “It looks like a fractured cheekbone. It could be a fractured eye-socket.“It’ll have to be scanned and assessed, but it’s a massive blow for us.“He could be out for four to six weeks, but we’ll see how he is before we give him a definitive time out.”© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTHE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC IN 7TH HEAVEN WITH ANOTHER WIN was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:2-0CelticNeil LennonSamarasSt Johnstonthe hoops report on donegaldailylast_img read more

Benitez set to land former Napoli star as Newcastle agree fee

first_img 2 2 Federico Fernandez has been capped 32 times for Argentina Benitez guided Newcastle to a tenth-placed finish in the Premier League last season Now he looks to have got his man, with an offer in excess of £6million understood to have been accepted by the Swans.Subject to a successful medical, the Argentina international will become Benitez’s seventh summer recruit, following on from the signings of Salomon Rondon, Martin Dubravka, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar and Ki Sung-yeung.The deal should go some way to easing Benitez’s frustrations.The Spaniard has been unhappy with the business done by the Newcastle board this summer and admitted last week he was ‘really worried’ ahead of the new season. Newcastle United are set to sign Federico Fernandez ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline.Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has had the Swansea City defender on his radar all summer, having worked with him at Napoli. Swansea, meanwhile, are also set to offload Sam Clucas and Jordan Ayew.Clucas’ proposed £8million move to Burnley fell through earlier this week after he failed to agree personal terms but Stoke are keen to get a deal for the midfielder done.Ayew, meanwhile, is heading to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.last_img read more

Peace prize goes to nuke agency leader

first_imgVIENNA, Austria – Mohamed ElBaradei and his International Atomic Energy Agency won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, leaving the chief U.N. nuclear inspector strengthened in a job he nearly lost because of a dispute with the United States over Iran and Iraq. ElBaradei suggested that winning the world’s most prestigious award vindicated his methods and goals – using diplomacy rather than confrontation and defusing tensions in multilateral negotiations that strive for consensus. He also suggested that the conflict with Washington was over, saying Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “wished me well” in a congratulatory phone call. The Bush administration has bristled at ElBaradei’s positions on the nuclear threat posed by Iran and Iraq and unsuccessfully lobbied to block his appointment to a third and final four-year term this year. The endorsement by the Nobel committee was viewed as a major boost to the 63-year-old Egyptian and his mandate to curb nuclear proliferation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 ElBaradei (pronounced ehl-BEHR’-uh-day) and the IAEA locked horns with Washington in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war by challenging U.S. claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. More recently, ElBaradei’s refusal to back U.S. assertions that Iran has a covert nuclear weapons program hardened opposition to him within the Bush administration. After the award was announced, ElBaradei refrained from criticizing the United States in comments to Associated Press Television News and two other media outlets. “I don’t see it as a critique of the U.S.,” he said Friday. “We had disagreement before the Iraq war, honest disagreement. We could have been wrong, they could have been right.” Instead, he said, the honor was “a message: ‘Hey, guys, you need to get your act together; you need to work together in multinational institutions.”‘ The award also was a signal “going to the Arab world, going to the Western world that we … have a lot in common and we need to work together to survive,” ElBaradei said. Describing his phone conversation with Rice, he said they both “agreed that we will have to continue to work together” on issues including dispelling suspicions about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and getting North Korea to return to the nonproliferation fold. “The award sends a very strong message: ‘Keep doing what you are doing,”‘ he said. “We continue to believe that in all of our activities, we have to be impartial, objective and work with integrity.” In Washington, Rice reaffirmed in a statement that the Bush administration was “committed to working with the IAEA to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology.” Nobel committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes also denied that the award was meant as a slap at the United States. “This is not a kick in the shin of any nation, any leader,” he said. “It is a challenge to all leaders in the world and all the world’s nations to go much further on the road toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons.” The award was the highlight in the career of ElBaradei, who followed his father’s footsteps in becoming a lawyer before working as a diplomat for Egypt’s government and later a top aide to the foreign minister. He received a doctorate in international law at the New York University School of Law in 1974 and later became an adjunct professor there. ElBaradei joined the IAEA in 1984 and rose through the ranks of the 139-nation agency, becoming its head in 1997. Naturally shy, he grew into the job as the IAEA dealt with crises in Iraq, North Korea and Iran, becoming an ever more outspoken advocate of nonproliferation in comments that mutated from stilted statements to polished sound bites. The Nobel committee recognized ElBaradei and the U.N. nuclear agency “for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.” “At a time when disarmament efforts appear deadlocked, when there is a danger that nuclear arms will spread both to states and to terrorist groups, and when nuclear power again appears to be playing an increasingly significant role, IAEA’s work is of incalculable importance,” it said in a statement. ElBaradei and the agency had been among the favorites to win as speculation mounted that the Nobel committee would seek to honor the victims of nuclear weapons and those who try to contain their use. The committee has repeatedly awarded its peace prize to anti-nuclear weapons campaigners on the major anniversaries of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Among the dozens of foreign leaders congratulating ElBaradei was German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder – a strong critic of the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam. He praised ElBaradei’s “courageous stand for an objective view of the situation in the run-up to the Iraq war.” Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf also applauded the choice – despite often tense relations with the IAEA, most recently over revelations of an enormous nuclear black market run by disgraced Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. ElBaradei’s agency has been pivotal in nearly three years of investigations into Iran’s suspect nuclear activities, including programs that can be used for making weapons. Last month, the IAEA board put Iran on notice that it faces referral to the U.N. Security Council unless it dispels international concerns about its nuclear aims – despite ElBaradei’s private preference for a less confrontational approach. The agency has had no control over North Korea since the country quit the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2003. But ElBaradei has said he hopes to have his inspectors back in the country – the “sooner the better” – in the wake of North Korea’s announcement that it wants to end its atomic weapons program. In Iraq, IAEA inspectors searched for evidence of a nuclear weapons program in the months ahead of the 2003 invasion but failed to find concrete evidence to back U.S. assertions that Saddam’s regime had such a program. ElBaradei is the second Egyptian to win the Nobel Peace Prize. President Anwar Sadat received the honor in 1978 for negotiating a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. The Nobel committee received a record 199 nominations for the peace prize, which includes $1.3 million, a gold medal and a diploma. ElBaradei and the IAEA will share the award when they receive it Dec. 10 in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.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

Lockheed to build more Raptors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The F/A-22 Raptor program involves 1,000 nationwide suppliers and subcontractors in 42 states. “This Lot 5 production contract sends a great message to the nationwide industrial base for the F/A-22 Raptor,” said Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and program manager. Test flights at Edwards Air Force Base are among F/A-22 Raptor flights that have occurred at four bases, and the Air Force is preparing for initial operational capability in December – with the 1st Fighter Wing’s 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Able to fly at supersonic speeds for long distance and hard to spot on radar, the F/A-22 Raptor is intended to replace the F-15 Eagle as the Air Force’s top fighter. The “A” in its military designation notes that the F/A-22 fighter also can attack ground targets. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue making F/A-22 Raptor aircraft through November 2007. The contract provides for production of 24 of the fighters, increasing the planned total to 107, according to Lockheed. The money for the latest 24 was authorized in the 2005 defense budget. So far, final assembly has been completed on 66, including 53 delivered to the Air Force. The F/A-22 is built at Lockheed factories in Palmdale and in Meridian, Miss., Marietta, Ga., and Fort Worth, Texas, as well as at Boeing Co.’s plant in Seattle. Final assembly and initial flight testing of the Raptor occurs at the Marietta site. last_img read more


first_imgA nurse from Co Donegal has accepted an MBE from Britain’s Prince Charles on behalf of all multiple sclerosis sufferers and their carers.Nursing consultant Bernadette Porter MBE!Bernadette Porter, who is originally form Raphoe, was given her award at Buckingham Palace.Ms Porter has pioneered projects to help thousands of patients at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. She was the first nurse in the NHS to be appointed a multiple sclerosis nurse consultant in 2003 after working at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital in the 1980s.Bernadette, who has worked at the NHNN for nearly 25 years, said: “It was such a surprise for me to receive an award – and such an honour!“I feel very humbled and continually feel inspired by the people I meet who face a challenging disease like MS and live their life with such dignity.”“Around 3,000 people a year use the MS service at UCLH and it’s important to put patients at the centre of all we do. I try to really listen to what patients say about our services, to ensure they fulfil their needs.” One of Ms Porter’s biggest dilemmas before receiving her MBE was what she was going to wear on the day!She developed and spearheaded the use of new technology to give patients with neurological disability more control over their own lives and the care they receive.It included: a telephone triage/advice line staffed by specialist nurses; email advice service for GPs wishing to contact a consultant neurosurgeon and a video clinic linking the neurology team with the patient and local clinical team in the patient’s community.The original ‘NeuroResponse’ pilot in 2009 was supported by UCLH and the Young Foundation, a centre for social innovation.Bernadette said: “It has linked up people with MS with expert clinicians and patients tell us it has improved their quality of life by giving them the confidence to manage their condition.” Bernadette also paid tribute to her ‘excellent colleagues.’“I feel privileged to work with them,” said Bernedatte who is a daughter of the late Joe and Kathleen Porter.Bernadette also won recognition at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2011. She was chosen by a panel of respected judges as one of the top three nurses for clinical excellence and innovation in nursing.DONEGAL NURSE RECEIVES HER MBE FROM PRINCE CHARLES was last modified: February 13th, 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:Bernadette PorterdonegalMBEPrince CharlesRaphoelast_img read more