2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants

first_imgThe program remains free for children aged 10 to 14-years-old who are eligible to join throughout four stages that will begin with skills clinics in schools and local communities.The Regional Selection Camps will follow with a National Training Camp to further trim down the number of participants with the best of the roster getting to experience a full NBA trip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.Since 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been conducted in 110 cities and municipalities across the Philippines. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES The Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18), and Metro Manila (April 21-22) with the top 37 boys and best 37 girls advancing to the National Training Camp.The selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars will then culminate the program with the best eight boys and best eight girls filling the team.Once again, Alaska will be the chief partner of Jr. NBA Philippines.“We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program,” said Blen Fernando, the Marketing Director of Alaska Milk Corporation.Online registration is now open at www.jrnba.as/philippines.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo courtesy of Jr. NBA Philippines.As the NBA continues to spread its influence on the global sporting community reaching 26 million kids in 71 countries, Jr. NBA Philippines plans to do the same.For its 2018 edition, Jr. NBA plans to target 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the archipelago.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Bloom is off for festival in Pasadena

first_imgPASADENA – They wanted different things. They grew apart. Finally, they decided it was best to part ways. The Cherry Blossom Festival left Pasadena this year and was instead held in Los Angeles. The breakup, it appears, was mutual. “The reason we took it to L.A. was because they were welcoming to us,” said co-founder and organizer Wendy Fujihara Anderson. “Los Angeles understands and embraces festivals – I don’t think that Pasadena has yet come up to the same level of understanding.” Los Angeles council members helped to publicize the event and made initial contact with event organizers, Anderson said. The Cherry Blossom Festival started out at the Convention Center, moved to Victory Park for two years and then the Rose Bowl for another two. Part of the problem was that the Rose Bowl was isolated and lacked public transport, Anderson said. The most phoned in question last year was “How do I get to the Rose Bowl?” The new arrangement has worked out well for the festival. It was held March 31 and April 1 in Little Tokyo, where it attracted 16,000 people. “We feel that we have found our new home after the fourth move,” Anderson said. Having been born and raised in Pasadena, Anderson said her initial preference was to have the event here. But, despite a donation of 500 cloud cherry blossom trees to the city “we did not have the same type of `welcome’ that we have in L.A. – actually almost no welcome,” she said. “We would not consider coming back.” In a survey of 2,000 attendees last year, 12 percent were Pasadena residents, organizers said. The most asked questions at information booths were for directions to Paseo Colorado and Old Pasadena. “If it’s not primarily a Pasadena celebration, then the case for accommodating it in light of these other issues is weaker,” Bogaard said. He pointed to concerns raised from other festivals, such as the Old Pasadena JazzFest which moved to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia. “It was parking, it was noise, there was disruption of other commercial activities in Old Pasadena,” Bogaard said. “There was damage to the park from the kind of vehicles and equipment” used. The city makes an exception for the Rose Parade, which goes on to its 119th year next year and is intrinsic to the city’s identity, Bogaard said. “It’s a question of drawing a line at some point as to how many events we can accommodate,” he said. “We can’t be all things to all events.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was like everyone in the city of L.A. wanted us to succeed and pulled out all the stops to help,” she said, adding that fees and permits were waived. “We became what I call a VIP with all city services and departments in their help with our festival.” In Pasadena, where the festival originated six years ago, officials did not go out of their way to persuade the festival to stay. The city has a different take on festivals, Mayor Bill Bogaard said. “I would love it if it were possible for them to hold the event here,” Bogaard said. But “Pasadena has limited park space and I am committed to preserving it for traditional park use as opposed to festivals and events as much as possible.” The city usually waives certain fees, but does not absorb costs incurred by public works and public safety, Bogaard said. last_img

Patriot Act loses court challenge

first_imgU.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, “now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment.” Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield sought the ruling in a lawsuit against the federal government after he was mistakenly linked by the FBI to the Madrid, Spain, train bombings that killed 191 people in 2004. The federal government apologized and settled part of the lawsuit for $2 million after admitting a fingerprint was misread. Mayfield retained the right to challenge parts of the Patriot Act, which greatly expanded the authority of law enforcement officials to investigate acts suspected to relate to terrorism. Mayfield said that secret searches of his house and office under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act violated the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure. Aiken agreed with Mayfield, criticizing the government. “For over 200 years, this Nation has adhered to the rule of law – with unparalleled success. A shift to a Nation based on extra-constitutional authority is prohibited, as well as ill-advised,” she wrote. By asking her to dismiss Mayfield’s lawsuit, the judge said, the U.S. attorney general’s office was “asking this court to, in essence, amend the Bill of Rights, by giving it an interpretation that would deprive it of any real meaning. This court declines to do so.” Elden Rosenthal, an attorney for Mayfield, issued a statement on his behalf praising the judge, saying she “has upheld both the tradition of judicial independence and our nation’s most cherished principle of the right to be secure in one’s own home.” The ruling probably won’t have any immediate affect on enforcement under the Patriot Act, according to legal experts who predicted the government would quickly appeal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RULING: Provisions of the security measure violate the Fourth Amendment, judge says. By William McCall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. – Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. last_img read more

Colchester United 1-4 Tottenham: Nacer Chadli bags a brace as Spurs down League One opponents in the FA Cup

first_img1 Tottenham progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup as they demolished League One opponents Colchester United 4-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.Belgium star Nacer Chadli struck twice, while Eric Dier and Tom Carroll were also on the scoresheet, with the hosts’ only goal coming via a Ben Davies own goal.It was almost total domination from Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted by the professional job carried out by his side early on Saturday afternoon in talkSPORT’s live commentary.The game was halted for an extended period of time after just two minutes as Colchester defenders Alex Wynter and Tom Eastman clashed heads while attempting to head the ball clear. The former was left stricken, and eventually stretchered off, while the latter received treatment for a cut on his head.When proceedings got fully underway, Kieran Trippier looked dangerous on the right flank, bombing forward at every opportunity, while Christian Eriksen, Chadli and Erik Lamela all had early chances either saved or blocked.Colchester, meanwhile, gave Michel Vorm a scare with an awkward ball tossed towards his backline, but the Dutchman did well to head clear of danger.The League One side sat far too deep on occasions and, with 12 minutes on the clock, Lamela’s delicately curled strike clipped the post with Jake Kean beaten.Eastman, who had return to the fray heavily bandaged, helped the hosts keep Spurs at bay with two excellent blocks as he threw his body on the line, but eventually, due to his earlier injury, he was replaced by ex-Fulham defender Matthew Briggs.Danish star Eriksen blasted over as Tottenham continued their relentless assault and Colchester’s defence was finally breached after 27 minutes as Chadli’s strike from a sweet Lamela through ball crashed past Kean and into the net.The on-loan Norwich goalkeeper stood no chance with the Belgian’s strike but did superbly to deny a close range Harry Kane header before Darren Ambrose saw an effort blocked by Eric Dier, who was playing at centre back instead of his usual midfield role.Colchester improved as the match wore on but were unable to truly test Spurs, until seven minutes into the second period when Ambrose’s strike was deflected beyond the post.Lamela, moments earlier, had shanked a shot just wide when well placed and despite some good fight from Keen’s side, but any nerves were settled after 64 minutes as Dier’s long range deflected strike beat the goalkeeper.Colchester nearly found a route back into the tie when Marvin Sordell capitalised on a slip from goalscorer Dier, but the Olympian slid his shot onto the post with Vorm beaten.And with that let off, Tottenham made their opponents pay with Chadli nodding home his second of the game from Trippier’s cross.The hosts did get a goal as Gavin Massey’s shot cannoned off the post and slammed into the net off the unlucky Davies with nine minutes to go.But Tottenham were not in the mood to allow them further back into the tie and Carroll polished of a well-crafted move with a shot into the roof of the net from close range. Nacer Chadli celebrates last_img read more


first_imgConvoy GAA NotesBingo Continues in Hall at 8.30 on Tuesday.Club lotto 5 people with 2 counties. Barry Harkin Convoy x 2, Mary Patton bingo, Ed mc Gurk Convoy, Paul lynch Convoy next week jackpot €3600.Can all players please remember to pay their €2each week for the lotto all monies raised go towards the running of the club and clubhouse and Pitch maintenance.Massive thanks to ALL from children to coaches, parents and our fab helpers who once again made this years Cul Camp such a success.114 children took part all week in the fun and games at St Mary’s Pitch. Special thanks to Gabrielle Gallagher for the lovely photography she captured the real spirit of the camp.Hope everyone had a great timeWe had 2 teams away to Letterkenny Gaels for the U10 blitz the green team won 2 out of 3.The gold team also won 2 out of 3 everyone really enjoyed themselves.Thanks to the Coaches for looking after them and the great support from parents. Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 on Fri 7.30 and Sun at 10.30 New Players are always welcome Seniors Ladies are away to Four Masters and Junior Ladies will be Playing Malin Check FB for details .Gaelic For Mothers and Others Training Wed 8-15 well done to all who travelled to the Blitz at the weekend.Training for Underage fri 6-7U 8 Have Blitz on July 12th check FB For Details U 16 Girls training Mon from 6.30U 16 boys v Mc Cumhaills called off .Everyone at the Club wish Sean Patton all the best and a Speedy recoveryNx Minors game away to Lifford check FB For Details .Orders with Julia by 8 th state what type tickets you require and namesUlster Final Ticket prices:Gerry Arthur StandU16s: £5/€5 (will be very limited)Senior Citizen: €18/£15Adult: €30/£25Pat McGrane and Eastern StandU16s: €5/£5Senior Citizen: €18/£15Adult: €30/£25…Hill/O Duffy TerraceU16s: £5/€5Student & Senior Citizen: €13/£10Adult: €18/£15ST Marys Reserves 2-11 Mc Cumhaills 2-08Emmet Kelly opens the scoring for the Home side and then Gavin Sweeney finds the back of the net 1-01 to 0-0Mc Cumhaills points but Ryan Kettle scores two points to keep the home side ahead 1-03 to 0-1 Mc Cumhaills start to settle in to the game and with 5 points in succession the sides are level 1-03 to 0-06Ryan Kettle points to keep the home side ahead going in at the break.1-04 to 0-06Mc Cumhaills start the brighter and the sides are level again but points from Jack Blake and Benny Bonner and Dean Bonner see the Home side pulling away 1-07 to 0-07But Not for long as Mc Cumhaills find the back of the net and the sides are level once more .Emmet Kelly points for St Marys and Gavin Sweeney finds the back of the net for the second time 2-08 to 1-07 .points from John.A Kee and Shane Mc Laughlin keep the home side ahead and a point from Mc Cumhaills .2-10 to 1-08But this game is far from over as a goal from Mc Cumhaills put the pressure on the home side 2-10 to 2-08 .John .A Kee points for St Marys and the home side take the win 2-11 to 2-08Scorers St Marys G.Sweeney 2-0 R.Kettle 0-3 E.Kelly 0-2 J.A.Kee 0-2 D.Bonner 0-1 B.Bonner 0-1 J.Blake 0-1 S.Mc Laughlin 0-1GAA NEWS: CONVOY MINORS FACE TRICKY ASSIGNMENT AGAINST LIFFORD THIS WEEK was last modified: July 7th, 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgOpen casting call for a new reality show featuring Santa Clarita residents, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Santa Clarita Studios, 25149 Anza Drive, Valencia. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts meeting, 9 a.m. at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-2489. Kickoff Reception for the Advanced Technology Business Incubator program, 4-6:30 p.m. in the foyer of the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3305. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY State of the Newhall School District and Comprehensive Plan meeting, 4-8:45 p.m. at Oak Hills School, Westridge. Call (661) 286-2200. Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh Users Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free business loan workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Kids Around the World story hour, 2 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Free business workshop on disaster recovery preparedness for small businesses, 6-8 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Kids Around the World pajama story time, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Terrence Roberts will speak on his experience as one of the first black students to be admitted to Little Rock High School, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Boys & Girls Club, 19301 Pleasantdale St., Canyon Country. Call (661) 255-4918. Parents Without Partners will hold an orientation, 7-7:30 p.m., and a discussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class will be presented, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Children’s Bureau will hold an information meeting for those interested in becoming adoptive or foster parents, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (800) 730-3933, Ext. 203. Democratic Alliance for Action will meet, 7 p.m. at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Call (661) 877-2775 or visit www.daa.org. Parents Without Partners will offer salsa dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of making a mockery of the banking inquiry before it even starts by delaying the first committee meeting this week for purely political reasons.Charlie McConalogueThe Fianna Fáil TD was referring to the Government’s decision to cancel the first meeting of the banking inquiry committee today after the Government lost a vote in the Seanad last week to get their nominee onto the committee.“It is disgraceful that the Government has forced the cancellation of the first banking inquiry meeting today for what can only be described as political reasons. “It means that this long-awaited inquiry is unnecessarily delayed now just because Fine Gael and Labour messed up and failed win a Seanad vote that would have ensured they controlled the banking inquiry,” said Deputy McConalogue.He added “Fine Gael and Labour set the rules themselves. But now because of their own failure to ensure that their Senators were in the Seanad for the vote last week, they want to change the rules again. Fianna Fáil made every effort to facilitate the Government by offering to adjourn proceedings, but the Government refused. The Government nominee, Senator Susan O’Keeffe, didn’t even turn up herself and didn’t ask for a pairing. Therefore Senator Seán Barrett and Senator Marc Mac Sharry were legitimately selected for the committee.“The Government’s appalling attempts to overturn the valid decision of the Seanad will expose their political motivations with this entire inquiry. This is supposed to be an independent inquiry focussed on getting to the truth behind the banking collapse in this country. If it is genuinely non-political, why is the Government tying itself in knots in an attempt to guarantee an in-built majority?“The Oireachtas has chosen its representatives on the banking inquiry and the Government parties must respect this and allow the inquiry to get on with its important work,” said Deputy McConalogue.  McCONALOGUE ACCUSES GOVT OF MAKING A MOCKERY OF BANKING INQUIRY was last modified: June 11th, 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:banking crisisCharlie McConaloguedonegalMortgageTDlast_img read more


first_imgGARDAÍ have today issued a new warning over thefts from cars in Co Donegal – saying gangs will target graveyard blessings over the next few weeks.Sgt Paul Wallace Divisional Crime Prevention Officer warned: “Recent crime figures tell us year to date (compared to this time last year) we have a 33% increase in reported thefts from vehicles, with significant increases in Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny garda districts, so it appears we have to keep reminding the public about this very preventable crime.“Local Gardai have teamed up with Divers Hyundai & AXA Insurance to appeal to the public to be more proactive in relation to leaving items visible in parked vehicles. At the launch this morning Mr. Conal O Donnell AXA branch manager in Letterkenny commented: “This is the time of year when people are on holiday both locally and we have an influx into the county to attend festivals, visit family or scenic areas.“We in AXA have noted over the last number of years an increase in claims relating to the theft from vehicles, cars particularly parked at scenic areas and also of people attending graveyard ceremonies, which is unfortunate.“This is a very preventable crime by taking simple precautions you won’t suffer the stress of losing personal items and having to make a insurance claim ..after all you are on holiday!’Local Garda Sgt Siobhan Mollahan said: “This is a preventable crime, by simply locking valuables in the boot or better still leaving them at home. It is a crime that causes a lot of personal upset and stress in particular to females if their handbag is taken as they usually contain a lot of personal items, keys, purse driving licences and other items.” Terence Diver Dealer Principle Divers Hyundai said he was delighted to support the crime prevention initiative.Said Terence: “For the month of August each car we sell will have included in the vehicle documentation information from An Garda Siochana relating to making your property more secure. We all know that Donegal is a popular destination for visitors to our county and at this time of year we get out ourselves to the Scenic areas, Beaches,Errigal ,SlieveLeague, Glenveagh etc so the advice is don’t leave your property visible in your car the manufacturers have installed alot of measures to make your car more secure but if you leave property visible on the passenger’s seat you are helping the criminal it is really that simple..”Local Divisional Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace has issued the following advice:Ensure your car is locked with all windows closed.Remove any valuables and place in the boot before you set out to attend the ceremonies – better still remove items and leave at home if possible. Thieves are targeting ladies handbags, cameras, binoculars & sat navs basically any item that can be quickly sold on.Parked cars will be checked discreetly by the thieves who will steal items in unlocked cars.Persons acting suspiciously i.e loitering in the area should be kept under observation and Gardai contacted.General Mid Summer Advice – You can afford to lose nothing! Keep a sharp eye on strange vehicles in the vicinity of your home & elderly neighbours.Restrict access onto your property; maintain your boundary fences, hedges and walls.Install a monitored intruder alarm to your home and buildings that are vulnerable.Going on Holiday or Shopping – Ask at neighbour to look over your property away, (you can also return the favour).Crime opportunity can you afford to lose yours…….Further Crime Prevention information – www.garda.ieGARDAÍ ISSUE NEW WARNING OVER ‘CEMETERY SUNDAY’ THIEVES was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:cemetery sundaydonegalGardaTHEFTSthefts from carsWarninglast_img read more

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte

first_imgAntonio Conte won the league in his first seasonChelsea have sacked Italian Antonio Conte as their manager after finally reaching a £9million agreement to terminate his contract.The club have been keen to get rid of the Italian for a considerable amount of time and now have plans in place for Maurizio Sarri to come in as his replacement with Stamford Bridge icon Gianfranco Zola expected to be his No 2.Conte left his position at Chelsea on Thursday morning and said his goodbyes to the players and staff at the club’s Cobham training ground.He won the Premier League in his first season before winning the FA Cup last season after defeating Manchester United in the final.Comments Tags: Antonio Contelast_img read more

British celebrities spotted in Donegal pub

first_imgTwo major celebrities were spotted in a Donegal Town pub last night. Spencer Matthews and his brother James dropped in to the Forge Bar in Donegal Town.“Made in Chelsea” star Spencer and Pippa Middleton’s husband James had a great evening of craic and enjoyed meeting the locals. Pictured with Spencer is Ali Hughes from Lytham St. Annes, who is visiting friends in Mountcharles.A picture was also taken of James but he asked for it to remain private, so the photographer has respected his wish and it will remain a personal memento.This isn’t the first time a celeb has stopped by the Forge Bar for a tipple, with Tommy Tiernan visiting last year.Several celebrities have graced Donegal in recent months (well, it is the Coolest Place on the Planet after all), such as Jamie Dornan and Sam Smith! Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick are also huge fans of Donegal. British celebrities spotted in Donegal pub was last modified: July 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:forge barjames matthewsmade in chelseapippa middletonspencer matthewslast_img read more