NBA says referees missed LeBron goaltending call in Game 5

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Under league rules, the play could not be reviewed because it wasn’t called on the floor. James then hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cavaliers a 98-95 win and a 3-2 lead in the series.The Pacers did not contest the block while on the floor, but later in their locker room they complained about the no-call.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 crownThe NBA’s report also said the Pacers were incorrectly awarded the ball on a play with 27.6 seconds left. The ball went off Indiana’s Thaddeus Young and went out of bounds, but the referees gave the ball to Indiana.NBA says referees missed LeBron goaltending call in Game 5 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Series tied after Mono Game 2 win Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James reacts after making the game-winning shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The NBA said LeBron James’ block in the closing seconds of Game 5 on Indiana’s Victor Oladipo should have been called goaltending.In the league’s Last Two Minute Report posted Thursday, the NBA said the three officials missed the call with 5.1 seconds left. The league said the video shows James blocked Oladipo’s shot “after it makes contact with the backboard.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury but Pelicans cool off Thunder

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers But Gentry lost his patience when asked to elaborate on Davis leaving the arena during the game.“I’m going to talk about the guys that played. They did a great job,” Gentry said. “We found a way to win the game. That’s what’s important.”Gentry then stormed off, ending his postgame interview session in uncharacteristically abrupt fashion.Westbrook increased his record triple-double streak to 11 games with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. But he missed a late 3-point attempt when the Thunder trailed by five just inside the final minute of the game. New Orleans rebounded and held on from there.“They played good, man,” Westbrook said of the Pelicans, who snapped the Thunder’s four-game winning streak. “Honestly, the stuff that’s going on around here, I don’t really know much about, but they won tonight and that’s all the matters.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore intentionally fouled Ray Felton so he could check out of the game and limped to the bench favoring his left knee with 31 seconds left in the first quarter. He returned in the second quarter and finished with 15 points. … Jahlil Okafor scored 12 points. … Gentry said before tip-off that guard Elfrid Payton is expected to return from a right ankle sprain after the All-Star break.RECORD SETTERIn addition to increasing his triple-double streak, Westbrook surpassed Gary Payton (18,207 points) as the career scoring leader in franchise history. Westbrook’s tally in New Orleans gives him 18,247.“I didn’t know I was close, honestly. So that’s crazy, man,” Westbrook said. “Just truly honored and blessed obviously to be in one place, organization. To be able to be the all-time leading scorer in a place is a pretty big accomplishment, I must say, so I’m just truly thankful and humbled.”UP NEXTThunder: Host Utah on Feb. 22.Pelicans: Visit Indiana Feb. 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, front, and New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier watch the ball go out of bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis grimaced and didn’t move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime.Whether those were Davis’ final moments in a Pelicans uniform — or whether he even plays in this weekend’s All-Star Game — remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final three minutes, Jrue Holiday scored 32 points and effectively defended Paul George, and New Orleans beat Oklahoma City 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing Davis to a shoulder injury.Davis, who has asked to be traded, left the Smoothie King Center with his agent, Rich Paul, during the second half to get an MRI exam, the results of which were expected by Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut it’s only a matter of time before the Pelicans have to learn to play without Davis for good anyway, and they managed rather well following the six-time All-Star’s departure against record-setting guard Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.“To tell you the truth, this whole thing has been a dumpster fire,” coach Alvin Gentry said, alluding to the effect Davis’ trade demand has had on the rest of the team. “It’s hard for guys to go through what they’ve been through, and to be able to come out and beat a team of that quality, I’m happy for all the guys.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Paul George scored 28 points for Oklahoma City, but made only 3 of 17 3-point attempts.“A couple of them was in and out where it felt really good. A couple of them I wish I could have back,” said George, who also gave Holiday credit for his defensive effort. “He’s scrappy and he takes pride in defense. Not a lot of guys do. I have the utmost respect for his approach and how he defends and wants to play defense.”Davis was in the game when the first half ended, but kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Nerlens Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand in the final second of the second quarter. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, putting his availability for this weekend’s All-Star Game in doubt.Davis was in the starting lineup and played 16 minutes, scoring 14 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and a block. His performance helped New Orleans take a 66-63 lead into halftime.Coming off a listless, 30-point loss to Orlando two nights earlier in which Davis scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting, the Pelicans bounced back with a far superior showing against a team with the third-best record in the Western Conference.The Pelicans led for most of the game and by as many as 17 in the third quarter.The Thunder pulled as close as 121-118 with 2:52 left, when George hit a straight-on 3, hollering and pounding his chest after the shot went down.But the Pelicans didn’t fold thanks to Randle, who responded by tipping in Kenrich Williams’ missed 3-pointer, then added a layup with 1:30 to go and an 8-foot fall-away with 1:12 left.TIP-INSThunder: Noel had 22 points and 13 rebounds. He was the only other Thunder player besides Westbrook and George to score as many as 10 points. … Oklahoma City had 72 points in the paint but missed 34 of 44 3-point attempts. … Westbrook was 4 of 12 from deep. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Steve Kerr fined $25,000 for ref rant in defeat to Trail Blazerslast_img read more

Banning First Degree Holders from Teaching? Anyone Ever Heard of Emmet Dennis?

first_imgThe University of Liberia last week announced that it would ban Bachelor’s degree holders from teaching at the university. The question that comes to mind is, what kind of students is UL puttingout?Who says a good high school student can’t teach some courses in high school? In the late 1930s when he graduated from the College of West Africa, Charles Dunbar Sherman (commonly called Charlie B) was immediately recruited by the school to teach some classes. Among the people he taught were William Bruce, who went on to become Liberia’s first college-trained plumber, and Dr. Christian E. Baker, who qualified at Michigan State University in the United States as a Veterinary doctor, Liberia’s first.We are sure that there were many other brilliant CWA graduates who filled in as teachers just as Charlie B. did after graduation, until they, like him, traveled abroad to pursue their professional training–he in Economics from Howard University (magna cum laude) and the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania.Now what happened to Emmet Dennis? When he took the Bachelor of Science degree from Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University) in 1961–when the same Charles Sherman was the Commencement Speaker (“The Search for Self Discovery”)–Emmet was immediately recruited to teach science at Bishop Ferguson High Schoolin Harper, Cape Palmas, Maryland County.Few knew of the giants that Emmet taught at Bishop Ferguson until the day of his induction as UL President. In the presence of the Visitor to the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, several of Emmet’s Bishop Ferguson students showed up to pay tribute to their high school Science teacher. Among them was the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones, who, after leaving Bishop Ferguson had graduated in three years from Cuttington and went on to earn the PhD in Econometrics (the Mathematics of Economics).There are many students the world over who were hired as teachers or teaching assistants right in the colleges or universities they graduated from. After all, it is not the diploma or degree that matters, but the person behind it. Who remembers a man named Kingman Brewster? He became, in the 1960s, the first and probably only student with a mere Bachelor’s degree to be appointed President of a major United States university–Yale. Now we all have heard of Yale; it is among the top 10, highly prestigious American universities called “Ivy League” institutions. Many say Yale is number one in Law, just as is Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. How did young Brewster do it? Surely, it was not because somebody on the Board of Trustees liked his face, but because the entire Board saw something extraordinary in this young man. They saw leadership ability.Brewster proved them absolutely right when Yale, during the turbulent ’60s, when most universities across the USA were rocked by student protests, some of them violent, yes, Yale was spared, thanks to whom? President Brewster.The University of Liberia has to ask itself some very serious questions when it becomes suspicious of its own graduates. Just the other day UL honored several of them–UL graduates–for excellent academic achievement, including four with 4.0 averages. You mean not a single one of them could be recruited as even a teaching assistant?Yes, the President said it two years ago–Liberia’s educational system is “in a mess.” During her nearly 11 years in office, she has named four Education Ministers–Dr. Joseph Korto, Othello Gongar, Etmonia Tarpeh and now George Werner. The new Minister Werner, who took over from Mrs. Tarpeh on Wednesday, came in with his own diagnosis.“Liberia’s school system,” he said, “is under attack by poverty, theft and armed conflicts.”By theft he meant, we believe, buying admissions, grades, diplomas and degrees with money or sex. The educational system is one totally bereft (robbed) of ethics. How many of our teachers know what patriotism means? Were all our teachers patriotic, concerned not about their pockets and themselves, but the future of Liberia, they would never be doing the things they are doing.We pray that Emmet Dennis can fix the University, as we pray Mr. Werner will fix Liberia’s education system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

One dead after single vehicle rollover

first_imgThe male passenger from Fort St. John was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Chetwynd Hospital and later transfer to Grande Prairie.The investigation into the crash continues but the RCMP believes alcohol was a factor in the accident.- Advertisement –last_img

Some new faces at the helm

first_img“We are all just very excited,” said Kwek, 54, former superintendent of Standard School District in Bakersfield. “I feel a lot of support with the staff in the kinds of things we’re trying to do – and it’s just a really good feeling.” And the support doesn’t stop there, Kwek said. He’s met with several local organizations and county officials to become more familiar with the services offered in the unincorporated South Whittier area. “I was very impressed,” said community activist Victor Ledesma, who met with Kwek a few weeks ago as part of COPPA (Coalition of Parents and Public Advocates). “The purpose of the meeting was to welcome him and support him, and he gave us his background from his former district, which was smaller and very poor,” Ledesma said. “He said his biggest challenge is with the English-language learners, and he wants to get as much help in working with these kids as possible.” Although the changes in the district won’t be obvious to many parents or students, Kwek’s goal is to find out where the level of student achievement is, analyze testing data and set goals to improve areas of weakness. “I’ve outlined that to our staff, and they seemed enthusiastic and excited,” Kwek said. “I feel a lot of support in what we’re doing.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But Kwek quickly went to work on rebuilding his cabinet, revamping job duties and titles, said board President Jan Baird. And as a result, “I do believe (the district) is going to be very different this year,” Baird said. “He’s kind of been going in a different direction, facing a lot of things with technology and he’s bound and determined to make changes in student improvement,” she said. First off, Laidemitt was promoted to associate superintendent – “the No. 2 person in the district,” Kwek said. Then Carmela Elementary School Principal Rosa Pope was promoted to assistant superintendent of educational services, while Alex Gasporra was named interim principal at Carmela. The only other position left to fill is assistant superintendent of business services. The application period for that position closes this week, and interviews will be conducted in the next two weeks. SOUTH WHITTIER – It’s a whole new ballgame at the South Whittier School District this year. Along with the thousands of uniformed youngsters who hit campus today for the start of the fall semester, there are a bevy of new leaders heading up the 4,000-student district – starting with new Superintendent Erich Kwek. Last spring, Kwek was chosen unanimously by the school board to succeed longtime Superintendent Richard Graves, who retired after 22 years at the helm. And if that task wasn’t daunting enough, he also had to deal with the retirement of nearly every top administrator in the eight-school district. Only one, then-Assistant Superintendent Cecilia Laidemitt, stayed on. last_img read more

Dirt don’t hurt – too much

first_imgBy Betsy Hart So – my house is just “healthy”? That’s the hopeful conclusion I’ve come to after reading recent news reports that a little dirt may be good for kids. It seems allergies in children, from mild reactions to dust to life-threatening responses to peanuts and other foods, have skyrocketed in recent years. Could it be, at least in part, because we are too clean for our own good? Well, more and more evidence says yes. As Dr. Marc McMorris of the University of Michigan explained it to me, the problem may be that our immune systems were made, generally speaking, to look for a fight. Or at least a job to do. But in an increasingly sanitized America, with ever less dirt and fewer parasites to fend off, our immune systems may be compensating by instead “fighting off” what should be benign substances, like those found in certain foods. Or way overreacting to things it has little practice appropriately managing anymore, like dust. It’s probably no accident that homes with three or more kids – loaded with bacteria to keep children’s immune systems busy – are far less likely to have children with allergies. Moms and Dads, it may be time to step away from the hand sanitizer. This is welcome news for me. With one mom, 4 young kids, two cats and a dog, my home can be a mess. OK, a germ factory. I just don’t have time to flip out if my kids swipe a fallen cookie off the floor, I resolve to see through the dust when I have to, and I confess I don’t typically bother to make my kids wash up before dinner because four kids at a sink would take forever and they’d probably just start fighting anyway. It turns out I may be accidentally doing my kids a favor. As FoxNews put it, it’s not necessarily a good thing that “some homes have become shrines to hygiene.” They sure weren’t talking about mine. Anyway, while cleanliness is fine, I have to wonder – is the cultural trend toward wrapping our kids in anti-germ bubble gear part of a larger move of protecting our kids in ways which might leave them more vulnerable in the end? And so our modern, incredibly protected playgrounds are incredibly boring. And the kids know it. They naturally take greater risks to overcome the new safety measures, which is probably why playground injury reports have remained relatively constant for decades. Meanwhile, we parents so irrationally fear child-abduction relative to real risk – true stranger “kidnapping” happens a little over 100 times year, and America has seventy-five million kids – that we trail our children everywhere. No wonder children’s free play is more and more a thing of the past and truly serious weight problems (something we don’t fear nearly enough) are a thing of the present. And when it comes to protecting our children from every conceivable disappointment or frustration, today’s parents excel. Look, I worry about my kids. I’m happy for bicycle helmets and seat belts and sex-offender laws. Yes, I know reasonable hand washing is a good way to ward off infection. I don’t let my younger kids go to the neighborhood playground without an older friend or sibling to keep an eye on them (though not because I fear abduction, but because I need a “runner” to keep me informed – either in the likely event my kids misbehave, or in the unlikely event they fall and actually hurt something). I’m all for plain old common sense, which means I’m getting ready to worry a lot more during the teen years. I also accept that life is risky. Period. And, I believe that there is a real risk, a cost, along with all the benefits, to being so fearful, overprotective and “safety-first” when it comes to our children. In countless ways I think we modern parents, and our culture in general, are infusing into our kids a spirit of fear about their world, instead of a spirit of optimism, resilience and joy in facing its challenges. Now, that just can’t be healthy. Betsy Hart, author of the forthcoming It Takes a Parent: How the Culture of Pushover Parenting is Hurting Our Kids – and What to Do About It, wrote this column for Scripps Howard News Service. Her e-mail address is letterstohart@comcast.net.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

Reagan library suffers from shoddy accounting system, auditors say

first_img“By law, the historic artifacts at the Presidential Libraries are property of the American people. The National Archives is entrusted with the responsibility of preserving these important objects for future generations,” Frederick Ryan, chairman of the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, said in a statement. Ryan noted he had contacted Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and urged him to “move swiftly in addressing all of the shortcomings identified in the report.” Historians, meanwhile, said they found the situation troubling but were thankful that reams of historical documents at the library remained safe. “We focus totally on papers, and my experience has been that they (the museum staffers) are very careful about those,” said Martin Anderson, an economist and former Reagan policy adviser who has since written several books about the 40th president. “They do a tremendous job of keeping track of documents,” Anderson said. “In terms of belt buckles, I don’t know.” Museum artifacts include an extensive collection of belt buckles given to Reagan over the years that are feared to be among the missing items. Ron Robinson, president of the Young America’s Foundation that oversees Reagan’s ranch in Santa Barbara, called the investigation’s findings “very serious,” but said he is optimistic the items have simply been misplaced. Taking a Reagan-esque swipe at big government, Robinson joked, “Conservatives have always felt that private owners take better care of their property.” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach and a former Reagan speechwriter, said if the items have been stolen, he can understand the thief’s urge to pilfer a piece of the era. He noted that one of his own mementos – a picture of Reagan on Air Force One demonstrating how punches were performed in the movies – disappeared from his office one day. “I think there’s some people out there that Reagan is such a monumental figure that when they see something that is attached to him they feel like they’re getting a piece of history,” Rohrabacher said. “Missing memorabilia adds to the mystique of the Reagan years.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com 202-662-8731160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, whose home is just a few hundred yards from the library, said he spent the day making calls about the items. While he acknowledged that the library must improve its system of controls, Gallegly said he is waiting for a more complete account of the situation. “This is a very serious issue, and I don’t think any of us is taking it lightly. At the same time, we have to be careful not to make assumptions,” he said. “We’ve got to find out whether the numbers are real, or whether there is clear evidence that something has been stolen.” Museum officials said they were concerned and disappointed by the audit results. WASHINGTON – Federal auditors on Thursday downplayed a recently concluded investigation that found that thousands of mementos belonging to former President Ronald Reagan may be missing. The investigation found that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley suffers from a shoddy accounting system and said officials were able to locate only 20,000 of about 100,000 Reagan items. “This does not automatically mean the approximately 80,000 remaining items are missing,” Paul Brachfeld, inspector general of the National Archives and Record Administration, said in a statement. “The vast majority may very well be safely located within the library’s storage facilities. Some of these items may be missing or stolen, or none of these items may be missing or stolen.” last_img read more

Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw give Jose Mourinho a reason to smile

first_img Shaw’s winner Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw inspired Manchester United to an opening-day victory as they ignored background noise and their deadline-day frustration to overcome Leicester.Referee Andre Marriner pointed to the spot in the second minute with none of the hesitation shown in Pogba’s run up to the spot-kick. The shuffling approach may well become a meme, but a superb finish past Kasper Schmeichel justified it. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes It wasn’t all one-way traffic and Leicester tested David De Gea on numerous occasions, but it was Shaw, who has endured such a rough ride from Mourinho, who was the unlikely hero.With seven minutes remaining, he flicked the ball around Leicester debutant Ricardo Pereira before sending a low left-footed strike home in front of a rocking Stretford End.Jamie Vardy pulled one back in stoppage time after Pereira’s cross came back off the post, and despite plenty of late pressure, United held on to seal a vital three points.Star man possible standings LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The £52m summer signing looked like a man who had been playing at Old Trafford for years. Pogba and Shaw were excellent, but this was Fred’s Premier League debut and he looked totally at ease.Click here for talkSPORT.com’s full scout report.Moment of the match 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Shaw has waited a long time for that moment. Scoring your first senior goal in front of the Old Trafford faithful, after all that he has been through at United, was a real moment to savour.Click here to see how United fans reacted to the strike. Pogba was immense Fred highlights ALTERED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? impact NEW ERA Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible xi smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 3 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more

WE NEED A CO-ORDINATED APPROACH TO TACKLE CRIME IN DONEGAL – BROGAN

first_imgDonegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan has met with leading Gardai to again express the concerns of local people about continuing crime across the county.Ciaran BroganCllr Brogan impressed upon the Garda representative the need to continue to hold and increase Garda manpower in Donegal.But he said that we must all play our part to ensure that such events as the robbery of a shop in Letterkenny and a knife attack on a business owner do not happen again. This is his report.“As part of an ongoing series of such meetings, I met this week with the Garda Superintendent, Michael Finnan, to again highlight the concerns of local communities and businesses in relation to the levels of crime and the fear that it is generating.“We have had a number of incidents in the Letterkenny area in recent days, including one where a knife was held to the face of an employee of a local takeaway, a terrifying ordeal for the individual involved. Each of these incidents only serves to show what we are dealing with and why it is vital that Garda resources are increased.“I strongly believe that we need a coordinated approach involving the Garda, public representatives, and local communities in the fight against crime. The strongest of messages must be sent out to the criminals that we won’t be found wanting when it comes to fighting back against their illegal activities. “To aid that fight we need adequate Garda resources and that’s a point I strongly reinforced to the Superintendent yesterday.“I am also calling on the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, to recognise that Donegal is a border county and therefore requires all the resources it can get.“In addition, I mentioned the Garda Station in Ramelton, the largest town in the local Electoral Area outside Letterkenny. The closure of rural Garda Stations has, quite obviously, played into the hands of the criminal elements. As far as Ramelton is concerned, I am urging that the station there be fully manned – a permanent Garda presence so we can bring the fight to those responsible for crime. I would call on local Minister, Joe McHugh, to use his influence with Minister Fitzgerald, to ensure this becomes a reality and to push the Government into making sure we have the adequate Garda resources in place.“The presence of two Community Gardai in Letterkenny is to be welcomed as is the setting up of Neighbourhood Watch Schemes. There are a huge number of Residents Associations in the Letterkenny area and I would ask them to be more pro-active in establishing Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in their areas. Again that will send out a strong message to the criminals that communities aren’t going to sit back and accept the current levels of crime.“One of the big issues is that of drugs and while the Gardai may believe they have been to the forefront in cutting down the supplies of the likes of cocaine and heroin, I am convinced this is still a growing problem and one that needs to be tackled head on. Without the proper number of Garda reinforcements, it’s a fight we, as a community, cannot possibly win and that goes for all criminal activity including the problem of counterfeit cigarettes which has been in the headlines again recently. “Let us, as public representatives and members of the community, work together with the Garda Siochana in reducing crime levels but the Government must do its part and take the blinkers off and face up to the fact that crime doesn’t just arrive for an annual holiday and go away again – it’s here all year round and we’ll continue to pay the price unless the resources are provided to fight it.”WE NEED A CO-ORDINATED APPROACH TO TACKLE CRIME IN DONEGAL – BROGAN was last modified: January 15th, 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)Tags:Cllr Ciaran Brogancrimedonegallast_img read more

Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event

first_imgShopLK together with Kernans are hosting a special coffee evening at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House on October 17th. With the recent launch of their Go Green reusable cups, the team behind the environmental campaign, wanted to demonstrate just how easy it is to bring along reusable cups to your favourite coffee shops and cafes.The event will give attendees a taste of the great coffee blends and bakes available at Kernans and will also provide an insight into the Go Green campaign. Attendees will be treated to free coffee, tea, baked treats, free Go Green cups, music, prizes and more! Places are filling up so anyone who is interested in attending should register through the Eventbrite link, kernansgogreenwithshoplk.eventbrite.com.The team behind ShopLK, an initiative of Letterkenny Chamber, created the Go Green campaign with a focus on reducing waste in Letterkenny. In partnership with Letterkenny Tidy Towns, Go Green will play its part in keeping Letterkenny tidy, encouraging customers to #GoGreen in their everyday lives and promoting Letterkenny as a greener retail destination.The event at Kernans is just one of the ways that members of the community can learn about the campaign and receive a Go Green cup. The Go Green team have other exciting events and competitions in the pipeline, and these will be rolled out during the rest of 2019 and into 2020.Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber supporting the initiative said “We’re very excited here at Letterkenny Chamber about our upcoming event at Kernans Bistro and Coffee House. It will be great to see members of the public getting into the routine of using our reusable cups. This will make a huge difference to the local area and to the wider community in the long run. “The newly renovated upstairs coffee area at Kernans is the perfect place to host our unique event. We’re delighted that Anthony and the Kernans team are working alongside us for this event and we hope that it will be a great success!”Check out the event page on Facebook for further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129964337209129/Toni Forrester, Cllr. John O’Donnell, Chairman of the Letterkenny Municipal Area, Leonard Watson, President of the Letterkenny Chamber and Deirdre McIntrye, Letterkenny Chamber.Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event was last modified: October 1st, 2019 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)last_img read more