View comments Serena powers towards record title, top ranking Raonic saved a break point at 4-4 in the third set with a blistering forehand winner, and Bautista Agut double-faulted in the following game to give the Canadian a break and set point.Raonic then went on a run of seven games as the stadium roof was closed because of rain, changing the complexion of the match as the Canadian’s serve dominated.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal The big-serving Canadian will face either 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal or French sixth seed Gael Monfils in the last eight.He is 3-3 in career matches with Monfils, but trails Nadal 6-2 in their previous meetings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt is the third straight year Raonic has reached the quarter-finals in Australia, and it is also his sixth quarter-final at a major, the most by any Canadian player.Raonic, who stretched his record to 5-0 over the Spaniard, served up 33 aces but also had his issues with his serve as he was broken three times, along with nine double faults. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims LATEST STORIES Canada’s Milos Raonic plays a low forehand to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Third seed Milos Raonic charged home to claim a quarter-final spot at the Australian Open with a fluctuating four-set win over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday.Raonic had early problems before he recovered under a closed roof to win 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 against the 13th-seeded Bautista Agut in two hours, 52 minutes on Hisense Arena.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member
Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos READ: NBA: LeBron to miss Cavaliers’ season finale But despite a four-game losing streak which culminated with Wednesday’s 98-83 defeat to Toronto, James is confident the Cavaliers will raise their game as they prepare for game one of their best-of-seven series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We have good chance to win it all, but it starts with our opponent in two days,” James said.“So we have to be very determined but we have to be very smart about our game plan and how we execute. Through everything that went on with our team, we’re in a position where we can do something special still.” “We have a good club going to the postseason and that’s all I can ask for right now. At the end of the day I can’t have my mind focused on the past right now. The present is the only thing that matters.”In last year’s epic NBA Finals series against the Warriors, James inspired the Cavaliers in an unprecedented recovery from 3-1 down to a 4-3 series victory.‘Locked in’James is once again relishing his leadership role as the playoffs come into view.“Preparing this group, getting us locked in, and understanding what our opportunity is,” James explained. “Let’s get ready to go. Nothing changes for me. I’ve got to be the leader of this team every time I step on the floor.“I’ve gotta command these guys and put them in the right positions to be successful. And I’ve gotta do it at both ends. And if I do that we’ve got a good chance.”READ: Cavs slump sparks drama for NBA championsThe biggest obstacle to James and the Cavaliers chances of a repeat NBA title comes in the formidable shape of the Warriors.The Western Conference top seeds have by far the best record in the NBA this season, finishing in first place with 67 wins against 15 losses.Ominously for their rivals, there are signs that the Warriors are building irresistible momentum at the right time.Kevin Durant has returned to form and fitness following his extended injury lay-off, draining 29 points in 27 minutes during a routine 109-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Stephen Curry meanwhile, who added 20 points in the win, revealed that the Warriors were brimming with confidence as they geared up for Sunday’s opening playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers.Curry explained that the team’s mindset had changed from a year ago, when they were defending their title following a record-breaking regular season.“We’re chasing something — we’re not protecting anything this year,” Curry said.“Feel good. Feel confident. I just like the way we ended the season this year.”Elsewhere in the Western Conference this weekend, a battle of triple-double kings Russell Westbrook and James Harden looms large as the Oklahoma City Thunder open their series against the Houston Rockets.Game one takes place in Houston on Sunday. The second-seeded San Antonio Spurs meanwhile open against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday while the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz travel to the Los Angeles Clippers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government READ: NBA: Spurs punish Cavaliers The Cavaliers will head into Saturday’s opener buoyed by the knowledge they have already dominated the Pacers this season, winning their mini-series 3-1 over the course of the campaign.James however insists that his mind is solely focused on the challenge of the here and now as he leads the Cavaliers into battle once more.“I’m not going to harp on about what happened in the regular season through injuries, through good wins, through bad losses,” James told reporters on Thursday.READ: NBA: Frustrated LeBron bemoans Cavs organizationADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Alonso wary of United threat, Spurs ready to pounce Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots from the line in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)LeBron James believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to defend their NBA crown as the postseason gets under way this weekend with the Golden State Warriors desperate to reclaim their throne.The Cavaliers stumbled into the playoffs after an erratic finale to the regular season which saw them pipped for the number one ranking in the Eastern Conference by the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments
GUIDE YOUNG PLAYERS Harbour View’s central defender Christopher Harvey is aiming to end his career with a big bang by leading his club to next season’s Red Stripe Premier League title. The 35-year-old Harvey, who has been at the club for 18 years, told The Sunday Gleaner last Friday that this season will be his last. “This is my last season and so I am looking forward to helping Harbour View to finish the season with the most points and then to win the trophy,” said Harvey, who won three Premier League titles with the Stars of the East during his career. “I think that we can win the competition this season, but it is a pretty much a young team, but the players are willing to work hard,” he said. Harvey, who has seven caps for the national team, noted that he is in great shape ahead of the season. “I am training like a 20-year-old,” said Harvey. “I am very fit and my body is in tip-top shape, and I will be ready for action when the competition starts,” the former Camperdown, Clarendon College and Donald Quarrie High player said. Harvey noted that he has been helping to guide the young players in the Harbour View team. “I let them know what this competition is all about and what to expect when the season starts,” said Harvey. “I let them know that it is not hard, but it is not going to be easy. I also let everyone feel comfortable because everyone look up to me and any problems that they have they run to me and I do the best that I can to help them,” said the veteran player, who plans to go into coaching after he hangs up his boots.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Reuben and Young – along with Jon Cote of Buffalo, N.Y.; Josh Munns of Redding; and Bert Nussbaumer of Austria – worked in Iraq for Crescent Security Group, a Kuwait-based private security firm. They were kidnapped Nov. 16, 2006, by men in Iraqi police uniforms who ambushed a convoy they were escorting near the southern border city of Safwan. The last indication that the men were alive came in January, in a video recording showing all five speaking briefly and saying they were being treated well. Since then, State Department officials have indicated they believe the men are still alive, DeBrabander and other family members said. A State Department spokesman said Saturday that efforts continue to free the men, but he would provide no further information. “There are a number of people held hostage in Iraq, including many Iraqis and a number of Americans,” said the spokesman, Kurtis Cooper. “We work closely with Iraqi authorities and others to bring about their safe returns.” The families get updates from the State Department in a weekly conference call, though several participants said there’s been little new information for months. “Everything we ask about, they tell us it’s secret and confidential,” said Francis Cote, father of Jon Cote. ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Families of four American security guards working in Iraq had expected them home in time for last Thanksgiving. But a year after the men were abducted by suspected militiamen, the families are still waiting. “We just need our father. We miss him so much,” Casey Reuben, 16-year-old daughter of Paul Reuben, said Saturday at a benefit breakfast in the Minneapolis suburb where he once worked as a police officer. Families of some of the men held benefits or prayer services this weekend to mark the first anniversary of their disappearances, airing concerns that the U.S. government has stayed too quiet about efforts to free them – and considering alternate ways to secure their release. “They don’t tell us anything,” said Sharon DeBrabander of Kansas City, Mo., mother of John Young. “I’ve been praying and praying, hoping something would have broke by now but it just hasn’t.” The U.S. military reportedly stripped Crescent Security of its license to operate in Iraq in March over alleged weapons violations. Calls placed Friday and Saturday to a Crescent Security telephone number in Kuwait were not answered. Several family members said the goal of this weekend’s fundraisers was to pay for someone to go to Iraq and work to obtain the release of the men. Cote said they’ve spoken with several individuals who think they could do the job. The FBI has tried to discourage any such action, said Paul McCabe, a spokesman for the bureau’s office in Minneapolis. “The FBI is sympathetic to the terrible strain on the families of the missing men,” McCabe said. “The FBI along with the State Department, the military and Iraqi authorities continue to press forward in a coordinated effort to bring these men home.” That’s little comfort to Casey Reuben and her twin sister, Bree, who waited tables Saturday at the restaurant where their family held a pancake breakfast to raise money. Bree Reuben recalled the last time she and her sister spoke by phone to their father was about a week before he was abducted. “He said he was scared and he wanted to come home,” Bree Reuben said. “He was talking about being with us for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He said he loved us with all his heart, and he said he’d be safe.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88One of the men was in serious condition, and was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. The other was in good condition, and was transported to Downey Regional Medical Center, Wells said. Detectives broadcast a description of the suspects shortly after the attack. Patrol officers found and arrested the three suspects nearby. The suspects’ and victims’ names were withheld by police. MASH group to meet Tuesday WHITTIER – The MASH Neighborhood Watch group invite residents to its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Telechron School, 11200 Telechron Ave. Representatives of various county agencies and departments will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Entertainment set at Civic Center LA MIRADA – Plaza Nights will feature entertainment from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. three times a week, beginning April 6 in the Civic Center Plaza, 13700 La Mirada Blvd. Karaoke, a talent show, poetry readings, live bands and movies will be featured. For more information, call the Community Services Department, (562) 943-7277. Reading program topic of meeting WHITTIER – A public meeting will be held to plan for next year’s One Book, One City program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whittier Central Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave. For more information, call (562) 464-3452. Street race proves fatal to teen A 17-year-old boy was killed when the car he was a passenger in overturned early Saturday while racing another vehicle on a road in an unincorporated area east of Montebello, authorities said. The crash was reported on Rosemead Boulevard, just north of San Gabriel Boulevard, around 1:20 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Gonzalez. The 17-year-old was in a 1999 Acura Integra speeding alongside a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner northbound on Rosemead Boulevard when the driver lost control of his car and overturned, according to a CHP news statement. The overturned car came to rest on its side. The front- seat passenger, a 17-year-old from Temple City, died at the scene. The driver, a 17-year-old from Rosemead, suffered minor injuries and was arrested. The driver of the Toyota 4-Runner, a 17-year-old from Pico Rivera, fled the scene. He was located and arrested about five hours later. Cheerleader class welcomes moms LA MIRADA – An eight-week “Mommy and Me” cheerleaders class for ages 3 to 5 will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 5 at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Participants will learn cheerleading chants and a routine choreographed to music. A recital will be held the last day of class. Cost is $58. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DOWNEY – Police arrested three men late Friday night on suspicion of attempted murder, shortly after two men were stabbed near their homes. The men were stabbed about 10 p.m. in the 7100 block of Stewart and Gray Road, said Sgt. Randy Wells. Wells said the attack appeared to be gang-related.
1 The Belgian has been in superb form this season Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte on Friday refused to put a price on Eden Hazard.The 26-year-old Belgium playmaker has scored 10 goals as Chelsea have soared to a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League entering this weekend’s fixtures.Hazard was once valued at “£100million per leg” by Jose Mourinho, but Conte declined to offer a valuation.“I’m not very good to put a price on a player,” said Conte, speaking ahead of Sunday’s trip to Burnley.“I think Eden, for sure, is a great player. A top player. He’s in a level very high.“But I don’t see the problem, because we don’t want to sell him. He hasn’t a price now.”Hazard scored a stunning solo goal in last week’s 3-1 win over Arsenal and was substituted by Conte to avoid injury and so the forward could soak up the acclaim from the Stamford Bridge support.“I wanted to give him a great applause of our fans,” Conte added.“I think he deserved this for the game that he played, not only with the ball, but above all without the ball.“When I make a substitution there is always a reason. Sometimes I try to preserve some players. Sometimes there is a technical choice.”
The MTA runs nearly 200 lines that crisscross 1,433 square miles, from the beaches to the San Fernando Valley. Since the decree was brokered in 1996, the agency has spent more than $1 billion to replace more than 2,000 buses and expand hours and lines. “I want to reassure Metro’s customers – and the public at large – that Metro is committed to sustaining the improvements made to the bus system,” said county Supervisor Gloria Molina, chairwoman of the MTA’s board. “We’re not about to lower our standards. Nobody at Metro wants to turn back the clock and undo all the progress we have made.” In his decision, Hatter noted that the decree, which had provided specific orders that sometimes generated controversy, was flawed. “For the past 10 years – the entire term of the consent decree – the parties have disagreed as to how to implement the consent decree, how to reach its objectives and how to measure its success. “In hindsight, the consent decree was a less than perfect document,” “As a result, it is impossible to achieve absolute compliance. “However, it was possible for MTA to substantially comply with the consent decree. Despite an increasing ridership, increasing traffic congestion and fiscal constraints, the MTA has substantially complied with the consent decree while maintaining fares at reasonable levels.” Most contentious under the decree were requirements to ease crowding. The riders union continually pressed the MTA to add more buses, saying passengers on some of the most heavily used lines were forced to stand. That violated “load factors” set by the court that prohibited leaving eight riders without a seat for 20 minutes or longer. Throughout the decade, the MTA contested the union’s interpretation of the data – at times vociferously – and most recently declared that monitored buses were crowded just 1 percent of the time. At stake, MTA officials have said, is the financial health of the system. They repeatedly complained that specific consent-decree orders prevented the financially strapped agency from cutting redundant and unnecessary lines. “One of the things that is most disheartening in living with the consent decree is the limits it has placed on the administration to make timely decisions on routing and service,” said county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, an MTA board member. At the root of the decree is a 1994 lawsuit filed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Bus Riders Union. The suit alleged that the MTA discriminated against poor and minority bus riders by neglecting the bus system while pouring money into light rail and subways. At the time the suit was filed, the agency was embarking on a massive rail project and seeking to hike fares and cut monthly bus passes. Buses frequently ran late, broke down and spewed choke-inducing fumes. “The MTA has never stopped struggling with the fact that there is a lot of political mileage to address problems like traffic congestion and air pollution and not focus on being a redistributive social service for the poor,” said Brian Taylor, director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. “The focus on transit-dependent has been increased by this case, and the MTA has felt hamstrung by it.” Special Master Donald Bliss, who oversaw implementation of the decree before retiring earlier this year, said he was satisfied with Hatter’s decision. “The MTA has invested substantial resources in the improvement of the bus system,” he said. “I agree that the parties should work together to implement the new service plan and continue to provide transportation for the entire community.” The Bus Riders Union has 30 days to appeal. An attorney for the union said it was still weighing options. But, he warned, any significant cuts to service would be challenged. “If they gut the bus system, we will be back in court asking for an extension to the decree after the fact,” said Richard Larson, an attorney for the NAACP and the union. While the union expressed dismay with the ruling, others admitted the strides made over the past decade have vastly changed transportation in L.A. “The Bus Riders Union should be very proud,” said civil-rights attorney Connie Rice, who argued the case for the union. “Fares didn’t go up, the blind and disabled kept their fare base. And the decree put $1.7 billion in the bus system that wouldn’t have been there without it.” Less than perfect he said in his decision. Feeling the squeeze firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Hatter noted he will continue to monitor implementation of a four-year plan to extend bus service, including adding more than two dozen Rapid lines and service to job and medical hubs. But activists fear that the decree’s end could portend fare hikes and service cuts at the country’s third-largest transit agency. The MTA has plans to reorganize bus routes over the next two years, but has released scant details. The agency has not specifically called for fare hikes, but has stressed that bus services are straining its budget. “While this may be a technical victory for the Los Angeles MTA, it is a grave threat to the civil rights of 450,000 Los Angeles bus riders,” the Bus Riders Union said in a prepared statement. The union’s 1994 civil-rights lawsuit had prompted the decree. “MTA buses continue to be unacceptably overcrowded, evening and weekend service is unbearable, and for the past two years in particular, the MTA has been in a mode of defiance, allowing conditions on the buses to deteriorate, hoping for the expiration of the decree,” the union said. Paving the way for sweeping changes at the MTA, a federal judge on Wednesday rejected efforts to extend a decade-old consent decree that forced the agency to invest $1.3 billion in bus service for the urban poor. In a major victory for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, U.S. District Court Judge Terry Hatter ruled that the agency had taken all “reasonable steps” to improve the bus system for poor minorities by easing crowding, extending service and adding hundreds of buses. The decree should expire Sunday as planned, Hatter said. The ruling set the stage for a massive reorganization of Metro bus lines, with the agency no longer bound by protracted and costly negotiations required for service changes. “It’s good news for our riders,” said Roger Snoble, the MTA’s chief executive officer. “They have benefited from the consent decree. We have got a good system. Now, to make it better, we can do so without having to go through the court.”
Meanwhile, speaking of journeys north, could Nadir Ciftci be set for a return to Tannadice? He’s low on the pecking order at Celtic and Ray McKinnon is after a target man. The transfer window hasn’t even opened yet but this is just the start. You’ve been warned.Celtic beat Hamilton Accies 1-0Aberdeen and Motherwell only managed seven minutes of action. At this time of year there’s no escape from lights – fairy lights, Christmas tree lights, those flashing lights neighbours put up around their porch to compete with each other. But there was no sense of Christmas cheer… or football cheer for that matter at Pittodrie.Not one but two floodlights failed, forcing the Aberdeen v Motherwell match to be abandoned after just seven minutes of action. Motherwell joked that qualified electrician Keith Lasley was there to save the day… but even he couldn’t spare them the wasted journey north. Baby when the lights…g o out… nope, no one else remember that 5IVE song? The teamwork at Celtic Park is the strong.The festive visits have started…That caption…
Caretaker manager Graeme Murty says he denied the Rangers squad two days off because preparation for next weekend’s Old Firm derby is more important. The Ibrox side cast aside Hamilton Accies with a comfortable 6-0 win, their biggest of the season, in the Scottish Cup quarter finals.But Murty wasn’t prepared to reward them for booking their place in the final four of the competition, and instead denied them Sunday off. “The players are a wee bit angry with me as I’ve told them in they are in tomorrow but you have to deal with it and do the right things,” he said. “We’re making sure we get the working week that we like. So they will be in tomorrow but off Monday. If we’re going to do some work on Tuesday and Wednesday they have to get this game out of their system first.“They’ve been begging for two days off but it’s more important they are ready to go to work on Tuesday.”
There are growing concerns among the people of Killybegs over the whereabouts of €10million funding that was promised the enhancement of the harbour.A funding investment was announced earlier this year to extend and develop the Killybegs Harbour Centre to benefit industry in the fishing town.However, questions are being raised over delays in the project, which was due to commence in the last quarter of this year. According to Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope, the users of Killybegs Harbour and the general public have expressed concern that the funding has been moved to another project elsewhere.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle claims that confusion reigns within the Government and broader Department as to the certainty of the €10 million project in Killybegs.Deputy Gallagher has raised the public concerns today, saying: “I have already tabled questions to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the possibility that he has reprioritised or redirected the funding for the Killybegs project towards another fishery harbour centre elsewhere in the state. “I have also asked for written assurances that no delays are envisaged for the Killybegs project and that he as Minister furthermore confirm a clear timeline for the project from contract stage to completion. “I have also requested that written confirmation be provided that funding remains in place for the project.”Mr Gallager said that immediate clarity is needed on this situation to allay local fears for the project.He said: “It is regrettable that the Minister allowed such a situation to evolve in the first case, the works earmarked for Killybegs are much needed and are in the planning process for some time, we will not accept any situation whereby funding which has been proposed for Killybegs would be considered for other areas. “Killybegs requires further investment and the Government must stand four- square with the people of southwest Donegal in delivering this project,” concluded Pat the Cope.Has €10M funding for Killybegs Harbour works washed away? was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:harbourKillybegsPat The Cope Gallagher