Donegal County Councillor Gary Doherty has today severely criticised the Government for not including St Mary’s National School, Stranorlar in its six year Capital Plan.Cllr Gary DohertyThe school has previously received site and planning permission for a new building and it had been hoped that funding would be earmarked for construction to begin during the term of the next Government but this has not materialised.Speaking today, Sinn Fein’s Cllr Doherty said “I was extremely dissapponted to learn that St Marys N.S., Stranorlar was not included in the the five year Capital Programme. It should be painfully clear to all stakeholders that this school should be top of any funding and building programme which comes online but unfortunately that has not been the case.” He continued “St Mary’s is the biggest National School in the Finn Valley and one of the biggest in the County. It has seen enrolment figures increase year on year, including an intake of 70 Junior Infants this year. At present, 170 children in the school are in prefabricated accommodation, and only four of the twelve permanent classrooms have toilets or running water. That is a situation that cannot be allowed to continue, and it is inexplicable that this Government has ignored these figures when compiling the new Capital Plan.“The Capital Plan includes a figure of €3 Billion explicitly earmarked for a school building programme. Parents in the Twin Towns deserve answers as to why their school was not included.”UPROAR AS STRANORLAR SCHOOL IS SNUBBED BY GOVERNMENT was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’ve been in our away uniforms all year,” coach Mike Kane said. With only freshmen and sophomores, West Ranch (0-1) has scheduled two varsity games and seven JV games. After the game with Lakeside, the Wildcats finish with four home JV games, beginning Oct. 22 against Verbum Dei of Los Angeles at Valencia High. SPOTLIGHT Santa Clarita Christian quarterback Jared Dennis has established himself among eight-man football’s most productive players. In a 60-21 victory last week over Avalon, from Santa Catalina Island, Dennis completed 15 of 19 passes for 238 yards and three TDs, and he rushed for 158 yards and four TDs. In four games, Dennis has passed for 685 yards, rushed for 599 yards and accounted for 24 TDs for Santa Clarita Christian (3-1). “I’m really pleased. Jared has worked very hard,” coach Garrick Moss said. “We haven’t seen defenses as good as we’re going to see over the next few weeks, but teams were still hitting, and Jared’s rushing yards were especially hard yards.” OFFBEAT A few moments before the start of the second half of Friday’s Valencia-Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks game, Vikings quarterback Michael Herrick needed a protein fix, so the team manager rushed to the snack stand to buy him a hamburger. He took a few quick bites, then smiled when the manager asked if someone was going to reimburse her for the burger. OFF THE CHART Since the start of the 2002 season, Canyon is 4-0 the week after a loss. How Canyon compares to the rest of the Foothill League: SchoolRecPct. Canyon4-01.000 Valencia6-2.750 Hart6-2.750 Burbank6-12.333 Burroughs5-12.294 Saugus4-15.211 NUMBERS GAME 63Percentage of Canyon’s touchdowns scored by J.J. DiLuigi (17 of 27). The junior running back has scored 15 rushing touchdowns, one receiving and one returning a kick. THIS WEEK’S GAMES HART (4-1) vs. SAUGUS (2-3) at College of the Canyons, 7:30 p.m. Player to watch: James Wheeler, DB, Hart. Wheeler will look to shut down Saugus WR Casey Stevenson (21 receptions, one TD), who caught a career-best seven passes in a loss last week at St. Francis of La Canada. Outlook: These are programs headed in opposite directions. Hart has won three in a row since falling 33-21 to St. Bonaventure of Ventura in Week 2. Saugus has lost three in a row. Hart is 13-0 against the Centurions since 1991. “A victory would be great,” Saugus coach Jason Bornn said. “We knew it was going to be an uphill battle, and we want to compete. We’ve discussed the fact that we didn’t play up to our ability last week. I thought we’d be a lot more competitive against St. Francis, but we had some turnovers, which was frustrating.” Hart QB Tyler Lyon, who has missed three games because of injuries, is expected to play. DL Wilfred Aka and LB Griffin Cannon have helped the Indians hold opponents to an average of 17.2 points. Saugus has been outscored by an average margin of 20.3 points during its losing streak. Centurions DB P.J. Sweigart, a second-team all-league selection last year, made his season debut last week after recovering from a leg injury. Zach Summers has passed for 544 yards and four TDs, and rushed for four TDs. VALENCIA (4-1) at BURROUGHS of Burbank (3-2) , 7 p.m. Player to watch: Thomas Kyle, RB, Burroughs. Kyle rushed for 218 yards and two long TDs last week, breaking Mike Perez‘s school career rushing record. Kyle is considered one of the league’s fastest breakaway threats. Outlook: After last week’s disappointing loss at three-time Div. III champion Notre Dame, Valencia has a soft place to fall in what is expected to be an easy victory to begin league competition. “It was a tough night against Notre Dame, but it was a good game,” coach Larry Muir said. “I would think our kids put in as much effort as they could.” Valencia’s Michael Herrick, closing in on the state career passing yardage record, has completed 61.4 percent of his throws for 1,580 yards and nine TDs. He suffered a minor bruise to his throwing hand against Notre Dame but is isn’t expected to be hampered. Shane Vereen has rushed for 618 yards (10.0 avg.), caught 26 passes and scored 13 TDs. Kyle has rushed for 601 yards (8.3 avg.), caught seven passes for 132 yards and scored seven of Burroughs’ 13 TDs. He’s also a top cornerback. Tony Banuelos has passed for 524 yards (46.8 pct.) and five TDs. LB Josh Baladeros has 48 tackles. Valencia holds an 8-2 series advantage, with eight consecutive victories. BURBANK (3-2) at CANYON (4-1), 7 p.m. Player to watch: Robert Linda, QB, Burbank. The pressure is on Linda, who was pushed into emergency QB duty following an injury to starter Jason Barbic three weeks ago. Linda is 2-0 as a QB but has completed just three passes. Outlook: Canyon bounced back after a surprising upset loss at Simi Valley three weeks ago, winning two in a row. A 20-0 victory last week over Crespi of Encino was impressive – many expected a close game. J.J. DiLuigi is Canyon’s key player. He has rushed for 646 yards (6.4 avg.) and scored 17 TDs, many on long breakaways. He also plays a role in an underrated defense led by DL Garrett Leary and LBs Tyler Hawkins, Matt Brown and Nick Jurado and DBs Blake McMartin, Chris Kingsbury and Michael Montano. Since Harry Welch began his second stint as Canyon coach in 2001, the Cowboys have defeated Burbank four times, scoring an average of 48.5 points. Burbank’s Marcus Hood has rushed for 637 yards – 406 over the past two games – and scored eight TDs. Multipurpose back Jason McNeil also is a breakaway threat. In a 25-0 victory over Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta last week, McNeil scored on an 80-yard run and also had a 48-yard reception. WEST RANCH (0-1) at LAKESIDE of Lake Elsinore (1-5), Saturday, 7 p.m. Outlook: This is the second and final varsity game of the season for West Ranch, primarily a JV team of freshmen and sophomores. West Ranch, led by RBs Joe Spell and Tyler O’Brien, is seeking the first official victory in school history. Lakeside, also freshmen and sophomores, lost five in a row by an average margin of 43.2 points before defeating winless Silver Valley of Yermo 35-8 last week. SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN (3-1) at THACHER of Ojai (2-2), Saturday, 2 p.m. Outlook: Santa Clarita Christian, led by QB Jared Dennis and OL/DL John Grayem, has averaged 53.7 points per game, but annual eight-man playoff contender Thacher has played much stronger competition. STANDINGS FOOTHILL LEAGUE TeamRecord Valencia4-1 Hart4-1 Canyon4-1 Burroughs3-2 Burbank3-2 Saugus2-3 Others: Golden Valley 0-5 (freelance); West Ranch 0-1 (freelance); Santa Clarita Christian (Heritage League/Eight-man) 3-1. SEASON LOGS CANYON (4-1) 55at Leuzinger0 42Burroughs/R21 27Simi Valley34 42South Torrance6 21Crespi0 TonightBurbank Oct. 21at Saugus Oct. 28Burroughs/B Nov. 4Valencia Nov. 10at Hart GOLDEN VALLEY (0-5) Home: Canyon HS 0Burbank66 14Knight24 14Pioneer Valley67 7Alemany38 14Palos Verdes62 Oct. 13Quartz Hill Oct. 21at Ontario Christian Oct. 29Salesian Nov. 4at Carpenteria Nov. 11St. Genevieve HART (4-1) Home: College of the Canyons 7Moorpark6 21at St. Bonaventure33 38Westlake7 23at Birmingham13 34Loyola27 TonightSaugus Oct. 21at Burroughs Oct. 28at Valencia Nov. 4at Burbank Nov. 10Canyon SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN (3-1) Home: Canyon HS 46Discovery52 48Hillcrest/TO30 61Accelerated6 60Avalon22 Saturdayat Thacher Oct. 22*L.A. Lutheran Oct. 29#Hillcrest (GH) Nov. 5Faith Baptist *at L.A. Baptist #at Valencia SAUGUS (2-3) Home: College of the Canyons 57at Blair 0 48Pasadena7 21Chino48 7Notre Dame21 0at St. Francis20 Tonightat Hart Oct. 21Canyon Oct. 28at Burbank Nov. 4Burroughs Nov. 11Valencia VALENCIA (4-1) 35at Bishop Amat21 51Birmingham30 48El Toro20 30St. John Bosco3 28at Notre Dame35 Tonightat Burroughs/B Oct. 21Burbank Oct. 30Hart Nov. 4at Canyon Nov. 11at Saugus160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HE SAID “We have to come out and make a statement and do what we know how to do. Whatever happened before is over and done with. Everyone is 0-0 again.” – Saugus safety Kyle Monson, on tonight’s Foothill League opener against Hart. DID YOU KNOW? West Ranch, on the road for the fifth consecutive week for Saturday’s varsity game at Lakeside of Lake Elsinore, has yet to play a home game this season.
SANTA CLARA — Play of the game? It’s too tough to narrow it just one when the 49ers pummelled the Green Bay Packers 37-8 Sunday night, so let’s go with one on both sides of the proverbial ball:BEST OFFENSIVE PLAY: Kittle’s touchdownJimmy Garoppolo’s 61-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle encapsulated just how well the 49ers can score, which they’re doing at over 30 points per game.Sure, it merely padded the 49ers’ lead to 30-8, but that scoring strike came immediately after the Packers’ put …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Leisa Boley-Hellwarth, a dairy farmer and an attorney from CelinaTexans love to proclaim that everything is bigger in Texas. And some things truly are —their hair and their pickup trucks, the Texas Capitol (which is several inches taller than our nation’s), the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush that bloom in the spring, their farms and ranches that are often measured in sections not acres, and the post office LBJ had built in his hometown, Johnson City. A recent case decided by the Texas Supreme Court on March 23, 2018, Annette Knopf and Stanley Gray v William Robert Gray, Karen Ann Gray, and Polasek Farms, LLC, No 17-0262, indicates that family disputes may be bigger in the Lone Star State as well.The trouble all started when Vada Wallace Allen wrote her own will. Chances are that Vada paid a mechanic to work on her vehicle, sought a dentist when she needed a filling, and would not have even considered replacing her own knee. But it bothers some people to hire a lawyer when all they do is write words on paper. So Vada took matters into her own hands and drafted a will that disposed of all of her assets, the biggest being a 316-acre ranch in Robertson County (East Central Texas).Here’s what she wrote:NOW BOBBY I leave the rest to you, everything, certificates of deposit, land, cattle and machinery, Understand the land is not to be sold but passed on down to your children, ANNETTE KNOPF, ALLISON KILWAY, AND STANLEY GRAY. TAKE CARE OF IT AND TRY TO BE HAPPY.Vada died on June 8, 1993, and her will was admitted to probate on November 11, 1993.What did her son do? At some point, Bobby and his wife sold the land to Polasek Farm, LLC. They conveyed the land in fee simple via multiple warranty deeds.What did the grandchildren do? I assume they got bowed up (Texan for very angry) and threw a hissy fit (Texan for outburst or tantrum). Then, the two who were living (Annette and Stanley) promptly sought legal counsel and filed suit, seeking a declaratory judgment that Vada devised only a life estate to Bobby, thus precluding him from delivering a greater interest to Polasek Farms.Fee simple is a permanent and absolute tenure of an estate in land with freedom to dispose of it at will. A life estate is ownership in real property that ends at death when ownership of the property reverts to the original owner or passes to another party.What did the language Vada used in her will create? Did her son receive a fee simple or a life estate? The trial court, the 82nd District Court of Robertson County, found for Bobby, as did a divided Court of Appeals of Texas, Tenth District. Both courts indicated the troubling language was merely a disabling restraint, which was void.The Texas Supreme Court, however, held that Vada’s language clearly created a life estate, when interpreted as a layperson would, absent evidence that the testator received legal assistance in drafting the will or was otherwise familiar with technical meanings. Furthermore, the Court held that her will as a whole indicates an intent to keep her property in her family and to bequeath certain property to multiple generations. This Court clearly followed the cardinal rule of will construction which is to ascertain the testator’s intent and to enforce that intent to the extent allowed by law.So, 25 years after her death, and three court fights later, it was finally clear that Vada’s will created a life estate in her son that would pass to her grandchildren upon his death. My best guess is that legal fees for drafting and executing a simple will in Robertson County in the early 1990s would have only been several hundred dollars, at most and likely less than that. I can only imagine the legal bills incurred by both sides as they fought up the Texas court system, easily many, many thousands of dollars. And how to measure the wasted time spent fighting and agonizing and plotting and scheming? Worse yet, this was a legal brawl between immediate family. Holiday gatherings, if they even happen, will never be the same. Bless their hearts.Perhaps some good will come of this. As they say in Texas, good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has declined to transport four elephants from eastern Assam’s Tinsukia to Ahmedabad for the July 4 Jagannath Rath Yatra until the Gauhati High Court resolves the matter and the State Forest Department clarifies an order of the Supreme Court regarding transfer of elephants.Assam-based animal rights activists Urmi Mala Das and Nandini Baruah had on Friday filed a public interest litigation at the high court challenging the Assam government’s decision to transport four juvenile elephants, two of them females, in railway wagons to Ahmedabad. Their PIL followed a petition filed via email to the court by Canada-based activist Sangeeta Iyer.PIL filed“We will not dispatch the elephants unless we receive a clarification sought from the Forest Division on an order by the Supreme Court. Besides, there is a PIL to watch out for,” said Masood Alom, the Additional Divisional Railway Manager of NFR’s Tinsukia Division. Hearing a case related to Kerala, the SC had in May 2016 said: “The state government shall not issue any ownership certificate to any of the persons in possession of elephants. That apart, the persons who are in possession of elephants shall not transfer the elephants outside the state nor shall they part with the elephants by way of transfer in any manner…” Officials of NRF’s zonal headquarters in Guwahati’s Maligaon confirmed the decision not to transport the elephants until the legal issues are resolved. They also trashed reports that the elephants were being dispatched quietly before the PIL is heard on Monday.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s loss to Columbian Dyip wasn’t just treated as an ordinary defeat back in the Beermen’s camp.The defending Philippine Cup champions saw it as a challenge, and nearly almost an insult, and they promptly vowed to change their ways before they faced Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Marcio Lassiter, who came up big in the clutch for the Beermen against Ginebra, said it was their fault why they lost since he knew they didn’t play at their best when they lost to the Dyip.“It definitely hurts you know, we just expect to play better,” said Lassiter who had 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals against Ginebra. “We knew what was wrong. We figured it out and we just have to get going at it, keep on working to be better.”“Pretty much that loss was not us, that’s very uncharacteristic of us and tonight was a better showing of how we’re capable of playing.”San Miguel held a big lead at the start of the fourth quarter against Ginebra, 78-57, but nearly lost it in the end after the Gin Kings went on a frenzied 32-16 run to trim the margin to five, 94-89, after LA Tenorio’s triple with 1:29 left in the game.That was when Lassiter went to work his magic when he caught Von Pessumal’s errant pass and calmly drained a big three-pointer for the Beermen’s 97-89 lead 1:15 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lassiter’s dagger, however, wouldn’t have happened if not for the quick thinking of Pessumal and the backup shooting guard’s late stay on the floor was even unlikelier.Pessumal played around 10.6 minutes a game in the past season usually serving as backup to Lassiter, Chris Ross, and Alex Cabagnot but with San Miguel missing key players including new acquisition Terrence Romeo the substitute winger had to step in.“I just stay ready to play every game,” said Pessumal, who 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes of play. “I’m thankful to coach Leo [Austria] because he trusted me to be in the starting 5 so it means a lot to me. I have to repay him also.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants San Miguel has built a dynasty having won six of the possible 12 titles including four straight Philippine Cups and the team was expected to run away with an easy victory against the Dyip, who only has one playoff series in their existence, but the opposite happened as humble Columbian stunned the Beermen 124-118.The mighty Beermen, who regained their form, promptly recovered and dumped the Gin Kings on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as if reminding the rest of the league of their powerhouse status.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We we’re truly hurt because that was our first game and we lost,” said 2013 MVP Arwind Santos in Filipino. “Everyone expected that we would win the game [against Columbian] but we failed. And since we failed that we saw how we were beaten and we saw our errors on defense.”Santos, who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss to the Dyip, was quieter in the win against Ginebra putting up just six points but had one steal and two blocks on the other end of the floor.