first_imgVALENCIA, Spain (AP):Jorge Lorenzo won his third MotoGP title with a victory at the season-ending Valencia GP yesterday as Valentino Rossi failed to make up enough ground on his Yamaha team-mate from the back of the grid.Lorenzo entered the race trailing Rossi by seven points but the veteran Italian couldn’t manage more than a fourth-place finish. Rossi, who needed second place to guarantee the title, started last on the grid because of a penalty for kicking Marc Marquez in the previous race.Lorenzo finished with 330 points, five more than Rossi, who was trying to win his eighth world title and the first since 2009.”I tried to focus to go as fast as possible,” Lorenzo said. “I just wanted to keep my concentration and prayed to finish the race.”Lorenzo added to his MotoGP triumphs in 2010 and 2012, after wins in the 250cc category in 2006 and 2007. The 28-year-old Spaniard started from pole position and stayed in front at the Ricardo Tormo circuit outside Valencia. He grabbed Spain’s flag and rode with it around the track in his victory lap.”It was very emotional. I was crying throughout the victory lap,” he said. “What we achieved today is huge after a very difficult season. Five times now. I’m very proud to have won this world title for Spain.”Marquez, the winner of the last two MotoGP championships, finished the race right behind Lorenzo in second, but never tried to make a significant move for the lead. Dani Pedrosa, winner of two of the last three races, was third to close out the all-Spanish podium.last_img read more

first_imgA CO Donegal actor is being lauded by the critics in America.James Conway, from Rathmullan, has the staring role of Brutus in Arizona Reparatory Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and a review in the Arizona Daily Star (link included below) started with the words “Remember this name: James Conway He has star power.”James is the son of the late Frances Conway and James Conway Snr. A chair in the Marhoney Theatre where he performs is dedicated to his late mother – It reads  “In Loving Memory of Frances Conway”.James Jnr is a senior at the University of Arizona.And there is no-one more supportive that his dedicated father, James, who has been nothing but incredibly supportive and present for every performance of his son.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/az-rep-presents-powerful-julius-caesar/article_df545fcd-26f4-53ed-9da8-eb18781cc89f.html DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM was last modified: March 4th, 2012 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:DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORMRathmullanlast_img read more