‘Immaturity’: So much for the Wizards’ great expectations

first_imgLATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots as he falls over Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) and Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42), from Austria, with Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) nearby during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. The Raptors won 102-92. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — For a team that entered the season thinking it was ready to win 50 games and reach the Eastern Conference finals, John Wall’s Washington Wizards sure did lose a lot of games against teams that didn’t even make the playoffs.And everything revealed by those defeats against the likes of the Hawks and Magic, or the Mavericks and Suns, or the Nets and Bulls — a lack of consistency, for example, or an inability to close out opponents — were the same sorts of problems that failed the Wizards in their first-round exit as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT “We had some great moments. Then we showed bad moments,” Wall said Saturday, the day after a 102-92 loss in Game 6 against the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors ended Washington’s season. “Just kind of not respecting some of the opponents that we went against.”Asked why that happened, forward Markieff Morris said: “Sometimes it felt like it was immaturity. … Not coming in and doing our job.”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 issue might have been as much a detriment as missing Wall for 41 regular-season games because of health problems — they were 23-18 with him, 20-21 without — or a mediocre reserve unit.“I guess the one thing about the Wizards (is) you never know who you’re going to expect today,” center Marcin Gortat said. “You might get a team that’s going to lose to the worst team in the league — or can beat the best team in the league.” Now the question becomes whether that trio of players and their coach can finally take a step forward next year. Wall and Beal have yet to get past the second round of the playoffs.“Going into the season,” Brooks said, “we definitely had some high expectations.”They weren’t met.Here are other things to know about the Wizards as their offseason begins:CHEMISTRY MAJORSThere was a lot of speculation about whether there was shaky locker room chemistry, and while reserve Mike Scott and Gortat were eager to dismiss that notion, others weren’t so clear that it was a non-factor.“I feel like we might not have identified the real issues,” backup center Ian Mahinmi said. “Unless we can honestly and genuinely talk and find solution, we (are) going to continue the trend that’s going right now.”He mentioned “miscommunication” and added: “I don’t think we had a genuine approach with everything.”Said Wall: “When things are going well, everybody’s happy, everybody wants to be here. But when things get rough, that’s when you really figure out who’s your brother.”WALL AND BEAL Beal carried the club while Wall was out and played in all 82 games for the first time. As for chatter about breaking up the duo, Beal says he’s not interested. “They have trusted us, to build around us,” Beal said. “I’m not really a fan of change and starting over again. Hopefully (owner Ted Leonsis and team president Ernie Grunfeld) won’t give me the boot — or give either of us the boot.”SMALL BALL?With two back-to-the-basket and screen-setting centers in Gortat and Mahinmi, the Wizards could try to figure out a way to make a change to that part of the roster.“We don’t really have an athletic big. I mean, Ian is older. (Gortat) is older,” Wall said. “They’re not athletic guys, but they do the little things that permit their game to help as much as possible.”Brooks would love his big men to shoot 3s, but Gortat flatly ruled out trying to work on that aspect of his game.“I hate small ball,” Gortat said. “Small ball basketball in this league is just trash.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Shooting guard Bradley Beal, who joined Wall as an All-Star for the first time, agreed with others that the Wizards had a problem taking for granted games against foes with losing records.“There were a lot of times that we would just show up and think we were just going to win the game,” Beal said. “You can’t do that. You have to respect everybody.”Wall and Beal — the two leading scorers — are both playing under long-term, maximum-money contracts, as is third option Otto Porter Jr.And coach Scott Brooks has three years left on his deal.So the assumption is that this will be the core moving forward. Wall said it’s clear that Washington needs some new parts, more than once describing what’s lacking are players “that really want to be here.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Jacobs beats Sulecki, eyes another middleweight title shot Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

COMMUNITY RADIO STATION WILL BE ‘STRONGER AND BETTER’

first_imgINISHOWEN Community Radio will emerge stronger and better, its new boss has said.In a statement the new chairman of the board at the excellent community station, Gerard Moyne, also said the decision to leave journalists standing outside an emergency meeting last week was “a mistake.”The statement went on: “Prior to the meeting the board of directors decided to hold it in private which led to local media being prevented from entering. “The newly elected board now understands that this decision was incorrect and media outlets should have been granted entry.“Looking back on it now, members of the media should have been granted access to the meeting as ICRfm is a publically funded organisation. Currently, the station is in a period of great change as the new board sets about addressing the serious issues that have come to light in recent months.“ICR is a community station and the wider Inishowen community should be made fully aware of how the station conducts its business as the station is there to serve the local public. It is for this reason that local newspapers should have been able to report from inside the EGM.“Over the years ICRfm has built up a tremendously beneficial relationship with local newspapers which has helped to raise the profile of the station amongst the public as well as improving the output and coverage of local news and events. “The new board is very keen to continue this into the future and would like to think it could be further developed.“The new board has been in dialogue with all stakeholders involved with the station since the EGM and will continue with this process in the coming weeks in order to resolve all outstanding challenges which the station faces.“There is a strong will for the station to overcome its current difficulties which is extremely heartening to see. The problems won’t be addressed overnight but I am confident the station will emerge stronger and better as a result of this dialogue.”COMMUNITY RADIO STATION WILL BE ‘STRONGER AND BETTER’ was last modified: September 29th, 2011 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:ICR FMlast_img read more

Around our schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The California Retired Teachers Association Division 31 invites retired, former, active educators and those interested in education to its meeting at 11 a.m. March 14 at the Greenleaf Masonic Center, 12001 Beverly Blvd. Lunch is at noon. A living history program will begin at 1 p.m. Rebecca Weeks will present a history of St. Patrick’s Day, “A Colleen from Ireland.” Wearing of the green is encouraged. For more information, call Barbara Nichols at (562) 696-4474. VFW sponsoring art contest PICO RIVERA – The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7734 is sponsoring the Young American Creative Patriotic Art awards this year, with an entry deadline of March 29. The contest encourages high-schoolers to use their artistic talents to express their patriotism while becoming eligible for college scholarships. Students must be in grades nine to 12. Home- schooled students are eligible. At the local post level, the winner will receive $100 and will be entered into the district-wide competition. Contest rules are available at the local post, 9128 Bermudez St., Pico Rivera, or by calling Rachel Duran at (562) 942-1057. State winners can compete in the National Scholarship Awards, which provide a $10,000 first prize. SIG Essay Contest taking entries WHITTIER – The Summer Institute for the Gifted in Stamford, Conn., urges local students to enter its inaugural SIG Essay Contest. Academically gifted students in grades four to 11 are asked to submit an original 500-word essay that addresses the question, “How can American education improve its preparation of today’s students for tomorrow’s world?” The winner of the contest will receive a full scholarship to the SIG residential program of their choice. Programs are hosted by nine college campuses: Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Drew, Emory, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan and Vassar. SIG program scholarships of $1,000 and $500 will also be awarded to the second- and third-prize winners, respectively. Winners will be notified in May. Essays are being accepted through April 1, either online or through the mail. SIG is a subsidiary of the American Institute For Foreign Study , a leading cultural exchange organization. For more information about the SIG Essay Contest, visit www.giftedstudy.com/essay. To learn more about the Summer Institute for the Gifted, contact Amanda Ritz at (866) 303-4744 Ext. 5159. Latina Network sets conference WHITTIER – The Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges will hold its 19th annual conference beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road. More than 300 delegates from community colleges are expected to attend. Registration is $225 per person. Registration information is available at www.riohondo.edu/lln. Proceeds from the conference will support scholarships for students and staff. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.comlast_img read more

Costa Mesa businesses protest immigration step

first_imgCOSTA MESA – Business owners in this upscale Orange County city gathered Thursday to voice their opposition to a new city policy that would give police the authority to enforce federal immigration law. The policy, which was narrowly approved by the City Council late last year, would ally Costa Mesa police with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau. It would make Costa Mesa the first city in the nation to train its police force in federal immigration enforcement. Police would only be able to check the immigration status of violent career felons. The plan probably will not take effect for at least several months as federal officials decide whether to accept the city’s proposal. Business owners, however, said the fear and uncertainty in the immigrant community had caused losses of up to 35 percent for those who cater to Hispanic customers and has provoked protests outside businesses around town. A group of nearly 50 business owners gathered in front of City Hall and said they would actively work against Mayor Allan Mansoor’s re-election. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

MAN CAUGHT DRIVING MODIFIED CAR DURING RALLY HAS CHARGE REDUCED

first_imgA man who was stopped by Gardai driving a modified car had a case of dangerous diving reduced to carelss driving after he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Letterkenny Court.Sean Donaghey was stopped by Gardai over the Donegal Rally weekend on June 21st at Raymoghey, Manorcunningham. Gardai said when Donaghey went into a corner in his Sierra Cosworth car, it would drift.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had undergone a professional modification in Northern Ireland and that his car had passed all license tests.However Gardai said the car had been inspected by PSV inspectors and there was a differential on this side of the border.Mr Gallagher added that it was an “event car” and that his client had taken part in an event earlier that day and was only used for such events.The solicitor asked that the case be differentiated from other such rally offences before the court on the day.Judge Paul Kelly reduced the charge to one of careless driving but commented that the car was still a dangerous vehicle to have on the road.He fined Donaghey €250.MAN CAUGHT DRIVING MODIFIED CAR DURING RALLY HAS CHARGE REDUCED was last modified: July 8th, 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:courtdonegal rallyletterkennySierra Cosworthlast_img read more

Spurs fans: ‘Imagine trading the mentoring of Poch for a Mourinho snooze fest’

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson once claimed having his hip replaced was not as painful as dealing with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.He was referencing Dimitar Berbatov’s 2008 transfer, which saw Man United hand Tottenham £30m for the striker on deadline day. It was the last time the two clubs have dealt directly over players, but rumours are now circulating that the Red Devils want Eric Dier.Central midfield is a position which manager Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen and it is being reported that United will test Tottenham’s resolve by offering £50m for the 23-year-old. POLL: Which midfielder would you prefer?Here, talkSPORT.com looks at what a selection of Tottenham fans have said about a potential deal on Twitter. Eric Dier to leave Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham for Jose Mourinho and Man United? 1last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN HAS COMPENSATION SLASHED IN DRINK-DRIVING SMASH CASE

first_imgA Falcarragh woman has had a compensation award slashed by 40% after a judge said she probably knew the driver of the car was drinking before a crash in which she was injured.Erin Gallagher, 31, a mother of two, had been awarded €190,500 in damages at a previous court hearing after suffering a serious head injury.The ruling by Mr Justice Sean Ryan means Ms Gallagher will get €114,300 damages over injuries suffered when the car in which she was travelling went out of control on a narrow side road in Co Donegal. The car struck a telegraph pole and overturned several times before coming to rest upside down in a field.The court also heard that Ms Gallagher was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Rejecting suggestions alcohol was not necessarily responsible for the crash, Judge Ryan said the driver Oliver McGeady had said he drank seven bottles of beer over a two and a half hour period before getting into his car.While he personally felt Mr McGeady “may have drank more”, that was the evidence, the judge said. Gardaí also reported a strong smell of drink from Mr McGeady at the scene but were unable to breathalyse him due to his injuries.Mr McGeady had also said he took a narrow road to reduce his chance of being breathalysed by gardaí.And the Judge said that a person does not have to be “staggering around or incapable of speech” to have their driving capacity impaired by alcohol.It was clear from various cases there was “a much more acute understanding of the social damage brought about by drink driving” and that was reflected in the attitude of the courts.In this case, it was “irresistible” Mr McGeady’s capacity to drive and control the car was substantially impaired by alcohol. If Ms Gallagher was unable to observe Mr McGeady because of alcohol she herself drank, that was not an answer to a plea of contributory negligence, he added.Ms Gallagher had sued Mr McGeady, who at the time lived near her home at Cashel, Nagore, Gortahork, over the crash that happened about midnight on Saturday July 19th 2008 on the road between Falcarragh and Gweedore.The crash happened after Ms Gallagher, Mr McGready and three others had left a bar in Falcarragh for a nightclub in Gweedore.Mr McGeady admitted liability but alleged contributory negligence by Ms Gallagher.In his judgment, Mr Justice Ryan ruled Ms Gallagher could see over some two and a half hours in two bars in Falcarragh that Mr McGeady was drinking throughout that time and she should not have got into a car with him. He found contributory negligence by her on that point.He also found contributory negligence by her in not wearing a seatbelt. Ms Gallagher testified she had worn a seatbelt but the judge ruled, on foot of evidence including she was ejected from the car and the nature of her injuries, she was not wearing a seatbelt.Given his findings, he assess contributory negligence against Ms Gallagher at 40 per cent.

He assessed total damages of €190,500, less 40 per cent, after noting she suffered a significant head injury, fractures of the cheek bone and jaw and other injuries. He rejected arguments she was impaired in her capacity to work and earn as a result of her injuries.DONEGAL WOMAN HAS COMPENSATION SLASHED IN DRINK-DRIVING SMASH CASE was last modified: March 9th, 2013 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

COCKHILL CROSSING IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR MINISTER – CLAIM

first_imgBuncrana Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has said Transport Minister, Leo Varadkar has further questions to answer on Cockhill Bridge after the Minister claimed Donegal County Council had not applied for funding for a new bridge since 2010.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinIn an email received from senior officials in Donegal County Council, Cllr McLaughlin has been advised the council has submitted the Cockhill Bridge Replacement Project as a “shovel ready” project, for funding by Government, on three occasions in 2013 and on one further occasion in 2014.Cllr McLaughlin said “In a recent response by Minister Varadkar to a parliamentary question put to him by my colleague, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, the Minister stated that Donegal County Council had not applied for funding for a new bridge since 2010. “Donegal County Council have now advised me that they have submitted the Cockhill Bridge Replacement Project as a “shovel ready” project, for funding by Government, on three occasions in 2013 and on one further occasion in 2014.”Further, the project currently has secured planning permission in November 2013 and the Section 50 Agreement is now in place.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has now asked Deputy Mac Lochlainn to submit further parliamentary questions to the Minister seeking clarification on the apparent confusion.“Indeed, the Minister may need to correct the Dáil record. “More serious is the scandalous failure by various Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael led Governments to fund a new bridge over the years.”Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin added that his understanding is that monies were set aside for a footbridge at Cockhill Bridge from specific development charges applied to the developer of the Dún na nIarlaí/ Earlsfort estate at Clonbeg many years ago.“How much of this money is left?“What baffles and angers local residents that I have canvassed over the last few weeks is that there is no footbridge, no safe crossing and no adequate facilities for families to safely cross the bridge after all this time.“This should have been sorted out a long time ago. Frankly, I think it’s a total disgrace and an absolute scandal that money was put aside for a footbridge which was then apparently spent on design and planning for a new bridge with no delivery by this Fine Gael and Labour Government whose parties hold the majority in the Inishowen Electoral Area of Donegal County Council.” The Buncrana Town councillor has now submitted a motion to next weeks Buncrana Town Council meeting.The motion calls on Donegal County Council to immediately make provision for a footbridge at Cockhill Bridge similar to those constructed in Clonmany and Newtoncunningham.And Cllr McLaughlin also revealed “I met with the committee from Clonmany who delivered the footbridge there, last week. They are a terrific example of how to get a job done and I couldn’t praise them highly enough. We now need the same “can do” approach from Donegal County Council for Cockhill”.COCKHILL CROSSING IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR MINISTER – CLAIM was last modified: May 6th, 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:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinCockhill Bridgedonegallast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY 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 Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Teen Writing Workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. AHA! (Artists Helping Artists) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242 or e-mail AHA@Trish Lester.com. 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, 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 Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 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. 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! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake 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 Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. last_img read more

KEEP THE FLAGS FLYING FOR LIFEBOATS IN DONEGAL TODAY!

first_imgToday Friday 7th August is the annual Flag Day in Lettereknny for the Lifeboats.The RNLI Lifeboat service is the Charity that saves lives at sea, around the costs of Ireland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, week in week out, and are ready to respond to any emergency.Donegal is fortunate to have 3 lifeboat stations and the new Shannon Class vessel arrived at Lough Swilly only in April past.Our crews are just only ordinary men and women doing extraordinary work and they deserve the best support that we can give. So please support our voluntary collectors who are out around the streets of Letterkenny today.Your cash and coins will help keep our fleet afloat!KEEP THE FLAGS FLYING FOR LIFEBOATS IN DONEGAL TODAY! was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalflag daylifeboatslast_img read more