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Gritty Bolts force Game 7

first_imgArchers book Final 4 berth; Amid calls for coach’s head, UST drops 11th straight game “They are really tough to beat, they play hard every game,” Black said of the Kings, who trailed by 20 at one point in the first half before crawling to within four in the stretch. “We had to fight every second (of the game) to beat them.”Reynel Hugnatan came through with 24 points and the veteran forward’s six triples loosened Ginebra’s interior defense.“We just have to do it one more time,” Black added. “It comes down to one game for our entire season and I am just happy that my players responded (in this game).”Durham, the reigning two-time Best Import, took on Ginebra’s twin towers practically by himself, finishing with 28 hard-earned points that went with 19 rebounds as he became an unsolvable puzzle for the Ginebra defense.“We just couldn’t get over the hump,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We struggled with our shooting. We can’t spend time feeling bad about this game. We have to go to a Game 7.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “They dominated us all game long,” Cone went on as Meralco topped the statistical departments that mattered, including assists (24-16), rebounds (51-41), and steals, (8-1).“Game 7 is an animal all by itself. It’s a 50-50 game that’s why you don’t want to play a Game 7,” he said. “But it’s the best two words in sports.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BOCAUE—A series this beautiful deserves a Game 7 for an ending.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Meralco took its PBA Governors’ Cup title playoffs with Barangay Ginebra to the distance before a boisterous, animated crowd of almost 54,000 on Wednesday night as the Bolts took the best that Gin Kings could offer before pulling out a 98-91 victory at Philippine Arena here.“This is where you want to be, what we have been thinking of the entire conference,” Meralco coach Norman Black said after his Bolts played with sustained brilliance in a no-tomorrow game to have some sort of a psychological advantage going into Friday’s decider.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We just want to get it done (in Game 7),” he went on. “One team is going to get it done, that’s for sure, and we just hope that it’s us who does that.”The Bolts answered the opening tip with all guns locked and loaded. Garvo Lanete got them going from afar with Allen Durham controlling the lanes with impunity as Meralco erected commanding leads early before holding off the crowd-darlings whose calling card has been come-from-behind wins.last_img read more

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Darvish left spinning as Dodgers fall into World Series deficit

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments READ: Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series leadIf Los Angeles is to win the World Series, the Dodgers will have to do it at home for the first time since 1963 — and with a bullpen that has covered 13 1/3 innings over the past two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAhead of his start, Darvish joked he should receive a gracious greeting because he wore a “Houston Strong” T-shirt last month to raise money for hurricane relief.“Maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it,” he said through a translator. Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series lead Houston had enough pop to keep the ornamental train above Minute Maid Park’s left-field wall sounding its whistle often early in Friday’s game.Darvish threw 49 pitches and had just one swing and miss — by Carlos Correa on a 98 mph fastball in the first inning. There was also a missed bunt attempt by Marwin Gonzalez before his run-scoring single in the second.The 31-year-old Japanese right-hander seemed amped up. His fastball averaged 94.7 mph during the season, according to Brooks Baseball, but with higher velocity against the Astros, his slider flattened.Acquired from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline, Darvish had been 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in a pair of postseason starts, winning Game 3s against Arizona in the Division Series and the Cubs in the League Championship Series.But he seemed out of sort right from the start against Houston, falling behind leadoff hitter George Springer 3-1 and allowing an RBI double.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish leaves the game during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — Pitching in his World Series debut, Yu Darvish kept turning his head as balls clanked off the outfield wall or soared over it.Darvish had never pitched fewer than three innings in 135 previous big league outings. On baseball’s biggest stage, he got just five outs and left with a four-run deficit in Friday’s night’s 5-3 loss to Houston, which put the Dodgers in a 2-1 World Series hole.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Yuli Gurriel drove a slider into the left field Crawford Boxes opening the second, and Josh Reddick doubled to left for his first extra-base hit in 49 plate appearances this postseason — the third extra-base hit off Darvish among the Astros’ first six batters.Evan Gattis walked and, after a visit to the mound by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, Gonzalez hit a 373-foot single off the left-field wall for a 2-0 lead.Brian McCann lined an RBI single into right and Alex Bregman hit a sacrifice fly with one out, and Darvish was done for the day, skirting the edge of the World Series logo as he walked to the third-base dugout.Yasiel Puig also had a bad day. With Los Angeles trailing 4-1 in the fourth, he singled down the third-base line, ran past first, slowed to almost a stop, then noticed the ball was bounding off the low wall. He then started for second and was thrown out by Gonzalez.Reliever Tony Watson added his own errant moment, throwing Gattis’ chopper past first baseman Cody Bellinger in the fifth, allowing Reddick to score from first base on what was ruled an infield hit and a two-base error.After a strong start by Clayton Kershaw in the opener and a good-but-abbreviated one from Rich Hill in Game 2, the Dodgers have failed to retire the side in order for 14 consecutive innings. The bullpen stretched a scoreless streak to 28 innings during Game 2 on Wednesday night before blowing a save and losing in 11 innings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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NEC Unwilling to Comply with Supreme Court’s Mandate?

first_imgIt appears that the NEC is insisting that there is nothing to clean up on the Final Registration Roll (FRR), contrary to a mandate by the Supreme Court.As preparations for the runoff election get underway, it appears that the National Elections Commission (NEC) seems unwilling to comply with the Supreme Court’s mandate to cleanup the Final Registration Roll (FRR) before the holding of the runoff election. NEC Chairman Korkoya’s continued insistence that the FRR is flawless and needs no cleanup was rebuffed by the Unity Party (UP) as well as the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) according to reliable sources.Sources say a meeting convened over the weekend by NEC with representatives from the UP and the CDC ended inconclusively as the NEC Chairman had no prepared agenda — as would have been expected — outlining procedures to be agreed and adopted  by both parties for the cleanup of the FRR, as mandated by the Supreme Court of Liberia in its recent ruling.Further, according to sources, the NEC Chairman, when requested to produce the FRR for scrutiny by the parties, failed to do so insisting outrightly that the FRR was indeed clean and stood in no further need of any cleanup as recommended and mandated by the Supreme Court. Prior to the Supreme Court ruling, NEC Executive Director Lamin Lighe had repeatedly said that despite the public outcry, there was nothing wrong with the FRR.In his words, “We have respect for the Supreme Court but it is good for us all to firstly establish the fact that there is actually a need to clean up the FRR. Is it not established today that the names of many voters which could not be found on the FRR earlier due to their wrong queuing for the October 10 elections later found? We have said and continue to say that that there is nothing wrong with the FRR.”Mr. Lighe has further argued that the few lapses the FRR has do not amount to a need for its nullification, more so in the name of a cleanup. He said the same multiple ID numbers used by voters across the country came due to some technical problems but promised that the Commission has put in place mechanism to curtail the many challenges experienced. He noted further that NEC is a law abiding agency and as such it is willing to follow what is right.But the inclusive results of the meeting held over the weekend with representatives of UP and CDC during which Chairman Korkoya refused to provide for scrutiny, copy of  the FRR which he claims is spotless, clearly contradicts any claims whatsoever by NEC Executive Director Lamin Lighe that NEC is a law abiding agency.When contacted for comment on the matter, a representative of the UP/Boakai campaign team (name withheld) informed the Daily Observer that the meeting was indeed held but no decisions were reached because the Chairman had no agenda which would have formed the basis for discussion. He said that attempts to convince Chairman Korkoya to produce the FRR in NEC’s possession proved futile as he (Korkoya) refused to accommodate their request.When contacted for comment, NEC spokesperson, Henry Flomo confirmed that the meeting was indeed held but he refused to divulge details of the meeting for fear of his comments being taken out of context by people he did not name. He suggested instead that the Daily Observer contact others who attended the meeting.For his part, the CDC national chairman, Nathaniel McGill when contacted said he was not at the meeting but had Moses Kollie, an executive of the party, was represented the CDC there. He declined to submit Kollie’s cell phone number for inquiry and as such the CDC’s official reaction to this latest development could not be addressed.Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether the CDC and UP, jointly or singly would again seek the intervention of the Court to have its decision and mandate enforced. Some legal experts believe that any of the parties could elect to exercise such option and, even if the Supreme Court under the circumstances does grant relief, enforcement will ultimately fall on the shoulders of the Executive whose impartiality in this matter has been questioned and in some cases openly chastised.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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5-month gap in record of LAPD complaints

first_imgFor five months, a toll-free LAPD hotline set up to monitor citizen complaints against officers didn’t record any of the calls that came in – and nobody noticed, according to an internal audit the Police Commission will discuss today. “It’s an obvious concern when the mechanism to intake complaints is not working,” LAPD Inspector General André Birotte said. “It’s something that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later.” Listed on the back of all LAPD business cards, the 800 number connects the public to an internal affairs investigator. The recording says that all calls are monitored, but between April 27 and Sept. 29 last year, not a single call was recorded. “Despite the recording system’s malfunction, all complaints phoned in to the toll-free number were taken, documented and investigated,” LAPD spokesman Lt. Paul Vernon said. “The malfunction has now been corrected, and persons calling the toll-free number will now have their complaints recorded on tape at the point of contact.” The system, required by a 2001 federal consent decree, was put in place to ensure complaints about alleged officer misconduct were recorded. This year, the department hopes to get out from under the decree that stemmed from a lawsuit alleging the LAPD engaged in widespread abuse, false arrests and unreasonable searches and seizures during the Rampart corruption scandal. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741 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

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Guardiola defends City celebrations after derby win

first_imgIn the ugly scenes following the game, Mourinho reportedly had milk and water thrown at him and City assistant coach Mikel Arteta sustained a cut to his head.City and United are holding internal investigations and have until 1800 GMT on Wednesday to present their accounts to the Football Association.The governing body will then determine whether there is enough evidence to pursue charges against specific individuals and/or the clubs themselves.Guardiola admitted he encouraged his players to celebrate but said they were not extravagant, adding they were confined to the visitors’ dressing room.“I encouraged the players to celebrate… but of course inside the locker room,” he said.“We have huge respect for our opponents, not just for Manchester United, all the opponents. Football and life is not about when we lose, (then) you have to accept the defeat.”Guardiola was asked if there was anything extravagant about City’s celebrations that might have provoked a reaction from United but he replied: “No, definitely not. Believe me, definitely not.“It was the same as the Southampton game. It was 96 minutes and something like that but were ready. We were happy. Believe me, we were happy.“We won a derby against Manchester United. At that the moment the biggest rival we have to win it. So people expect we are not going to celebrate? No, we celebrate.”“And after what happened, happened,” he added. “Hopefully it cannot not happen again. What happened, we make the statement to the FA investigation and they are going to decide.”City’s win at Old Trafford took them 11 points clear of United, their nearest challengers at the top of the table.Victory away to Swansea City on Wednesday would give them a record 15th consecutive Premier League win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola (C-R) celebrates with midfielder Phil Foden (C-L) at the end of the English Premier League football match against Manchester United on December 10, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s celebrations after the Premier League leaders beat fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, saying they were “definitely not” over the top.United boss Jose Mourinho was unhappy with City’s reaction after their 2-1 win on Sunday and made his feelings known outside the visitors’ dressing room on the way to his post-match interviews.last_img read more

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Liverpool’s ‘sensational triple transfer swoop’: Fans react to reports

first_imgIt’s being reported that Liverpool are planning a sensational triple transfer swoop in the January 2015 window, but what do Kopites think about these rumours?Chelsea’s Petr Cech, Porto’s Jackson Martinez and Norwich City’s Nathon Redmond are all supposedly being lined up for a move to Anfield, as the Reds attempt to get their campaign back on track.Take a look at what some Liverpool fans have been saying about these players and share your thoughts by leaving a comment below… John Henry: planning Liverpool’s January transfer business? 1last_img read more

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No FA action over Deeney’s goal celebration

first_img0Shares0000Tory Deeney appeared to make an offensive gesture after scoring a penalty against Chelsea © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Watford striker Troy Deeney has escaped disciplinary action over his goal celebration in a shock 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday after officials failed to agree on whether he had committed a red card offence.Deeney opened the scoring from the penalty spot shortly before half-time and then appeared to make an offensive gesture towards a section of the Vicarage Road crowd. A three-man panel convened by England’s governing Football Association (FA) could not agree on whether his action merited a retrospective red card, so Deeney, who has already served three and four-match bans this season, merely faces the prospect of receiving a written warning regarding his future conduct.An FA spokesperson said on Twitter: “Watford’s Troy Deeney will not face any formal action following his goal celebration during the game against Chelsea on Monday (05/02/18).“Video footage was referred to a panel of three former elite match officials who were asked to consider independently whether it was a red card offence.“The response was not unanimous, therefore, no disciplinary action will follow. Nevertheless, the FA will write to the player and warn him as to his future conduct.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Drought Busters respond to 400-plus complaints in less than a month

first_imgThe new water guard was revived Nov. 14 to encourage residents to reduce usage voluntarily after the city’s driest year on record. And despite recent rains, a water predicament looms for Los Angeles. The city now buys nearly 70percent of its water – double its normal purchases – from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to make up for losses from mountain water supplies. The snowpack in the Sierras was recently only 4percent of the 10inches normal for this time of year. If voluntary cutbacks don’t work, city officials say, they may resort to water rationing. “Don’t think this mayor and this council won’t be prepared to use citations and require mandatory conservation efforts, if necessary,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has declared. Since the team’s revival, the Drought Busters have responded to more than 400 complaints, 95percent involving water cascading over sidewalks from daytime sprinkler use or people hosing off driveways. Both are banned under city ordinances. Busters wield no broken-sprinkler bazookas, leaky-faucet zappers or restaurant water-glass smashers. Instead, Crossley and fellow Drought Buster Lisa Gonzalez fan out across the Valley each to seek out the worst water waste at up to 50 homes and businesses. “It’s been very positive; we’re being positive,” Gonzalez said recently before her rounds. “We’re just raising awareness.” On a foray through Van Nuys that day, Crossley steers his white Prius in a search for wet gutters – sure signs of daytime watering or broken sprinkler heads. On Radford Avenue, he stops at an apartment building with leaking sprinklers, its yard turned to mush. On Burbank Boulevard, he spots standing water and stops by a school to investigate a storm-drain torrent. He’s nice. He’s presentable. And he aims to help, not to scold or wag his finger. At home, the 37-year-old father said, he practices what he preaches and has installed the latest “smart” sprinklers. Even his kids must conserve. “I’m constantly on them to turn the water off while they brush their teeth,” Crossley said with a smile. “That and I knock on the door while they’re taking their showers and say, `Are you washing or just standing?”‘ On Fulton, he stops his car in front of a yellow-and-green apartment building. The sprinklers soon erupt. And so does the broken pipe – with enough water to contain a salmon run. “It’s waste,” Crossley said. “This is what we’re looking for. … This’ll be another letter or phone call to the management company.” Although he has no jurisdiction about leaks inside the building, he said he would include them in his report. One resident complained of a broken heater. A former manager complained of slumlord conditions in which nothing is ever fixed. KRC Management, which manages the property, did not respond to a request for comment. Meanwhile, Crossley and his fellow Drought Busters said they’ll continue to educate residents. “I like to be the nice one,” Crossley said. “If there’s something going on, like sprinklers running in the afternoon, we’ll stop and say, `Hi, how are you doing?”‘ Not everyone, however, is happy with the Busters’ response to needlessly wasted H2O. Bertie Duffy has long been peeved about neighbors in an apartment building up the hill who overwater the yard and send water cascading into the street in front of her Studio City home. So on Nov. 15, she called the new Drought Buster hotline, with follow-up letters to the DWP, the mayor and Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. “So far, I’ve received no response,” said Duffy, who lives in the 11700 block of Laurelcrest Drive. “The water is still running … at least twice a day, down the middle of the street.” A DWP official said the agency has a policy of investigating the cause of complaints before following up with callers. While the apartment manager disputes the water waste, DWP spokesman Joe Ramallo said, the department has found there was inadequate drainage. A letter has been mailed. “We did look into it and are following up on it,” Ramallo said. “We are very seriously considering beginning to issue citations for prohibited (water) uses soon. “This kind of water waste has to stop.” REPORTING WASTE, SAVING WATER To report water waste, call 800-DIAL-DWP, or e-mail droughtbusters@ladwp.com. Here are some tips to save water: Retrofit indoor-plumbing fixtures with low-flow devices. Repair any leaks. Keep showers to less than five minutes. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Turn water faucets off tight. Run the dishwasher and washing machines only when full. Install pool and spa covers to minimize water loss. Do not hose down driveways, sidewalks and other paved surfaces, unless for health or sanitary reasons.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – Shortly before noon, sprinklers shot skyward across an apartment lawn, followed by a whoosh of water discharged by a broken pipe. Within minutes, a flood of precious water had spilled across the sidewalk and into a neighboring yard. “It’s terrible,” said Sonia Ramos, 44, a resident of the complex in the 6300 block of Fulton Avenue. “A lot of water wasted. This building – we told the manager, but they don’t care. Where I live, the sink is leaking; the toilet is broken and leaks constantly for the past six months.” Enter the city’s Drought Busters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsRevived last month, the team’s six Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees already have responded to hundreds of complaints, hoping to stem the needless flow. But instead of issuing citations for prohibited water use – as they did during the previous dry spell – these water pinchers simply advise residents to waste less. Or, in the case of the profligate apartment complex, call and notify the owner to fix water problems. “This is sad,” said Rick Crossley, a San Fernando Valley Drought Buster standing before the gusher on Fulton. “It’s one thing to just see sprinklers spraying over, but this is gallons.” The Drought Busters of the 1990s were credited with causing a 30percent drop in water usage in Los Angeles during that dry stretch. last_img
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Four youths break out of juvenile hall

first_imgSYLMAR – Authorities were looking for four teens Thursday who escaped from Sylmar Juvenile Hall through the ceiling and carjacked and kidnapped a man before demanding that they be dropped off in South Los Angeles. Neighborhoods across the northeast San Fernando Valley were searched by police in patrol cars and on foot, bikes and helicopters to track down Isaiah Walker, Kenny Mack, Nicolas Pipkins and Darral Duncan, all 17 years old. Police discovered the escape at 3:30 a.m. inside Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall. The foursome used bed sheets to climb through the ceiling. A half hour later, they stopped at a home two blocks from the facility. A woman who came to the door was told by one of the teens that their car broke down and asked her to make some phone calls, police said. She told the foursome that she reached an answering machine and they left the residence and the woman unharmed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Later Thursday morning, a man told police the teens approached him in his vehicle and simulated a handgun. They carjacked and kidnapped him and ordered him to drive to Imperial Highway and Broadway in South Los Angeles, where he dropped them off. He too was uninjured. “One of the minors has been recently convicted of attempted murder and is awaiting sentencing,” said Anita Vigil, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The remaining minors had been arrested on suspicion of burglary, robbery and possession of drugs. Vigil said while the search continues, hearings at the nearby courthouse will be held as scheduled, though activities inside juvenile hall have been suspended except for medical visits. She said she could not release detailed information of the escape. “This is pretty sophisticated, but we can’t discuss the particulars,” she said. Probation officers have said the three county juvenile halls are understaffed. Earlier this year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ratified a three-year contract for thousands of probation officers, providing a 5 percent raise, a $1,300 bonus and a uniform allowance. Additional funds were to be released to help recruit more than 200 additional probation officers and staffers, especially for the county’s three juvenile halls. “The department will be conducting an assessment of all issues that affect the safety and security of minors and staff at the facility at the conclusion of this investigation,” Vigil said. “We know the department has been moving quickly to increase staffing levels. Unfortunately this happened before we were able to bring on the level of staffing that was recommended.” Police said the boys are from South Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley, are affiliated with gangs, possibly armed and considered dangerous. They were last seen wearing black pants, white T-shirts, and blue and gray sweat shirts marked with the initials SJH. Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Mission Division at (818) 838-9910 or the county’s Probation Department at (818) 364-2011. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 susan.abram@dailynews.com 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

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Donegal writer’s play on 1916 to raise funds for Donegal Hospice

first_img‘Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh’, the one-man show on the life and works of Pádraig Pearse written and performed by Noel Ó Gallchóir, will be staged for the final time in Halla Paróiste Ghort a’ Choirce on 28 December. Ó Gallchóir, who won the 2014 BBC Stewart Parker Award for his drama on the life and works of Rann na Feirste writer Seosamh Mac Grianna, has received very high acclaim among audiences throughout the country in this, the centenary year of the Easter Rising.‘Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh’ has been performed 57 times throughout Ireland in 2016 as well as one show in Glasgow. Noel has performed the show throughout his native Donegal on 21 occasions as well as 11 performances in Dublin, 12 across Northern Ireland and 13 shows at various other theatres throughout the country, including Galway, Meath, Waterford, Cork, Kerry and Monaghan. In addition to these performances, Noel was invited by Éamonn Ó Cuív, TD, to perform in the Mansion House, Dublin, for 700 people at the Fianna Fáil Commemoration on 1916. The drama was also performed in UCD and in the Freemasons Hall as part the 1916 Easter Commemoration in Dublin. Overall, the show has been seen by over 8,000 people so far this year.The play is a personal and stirring representation of the life and works of Pádraig Pearse in which the best of his creative writings are brought back to life and illustrated masterfully.Ó Gallchóir thinks that that creative aspect of Pearse’s legacy is too often forgotten and has been very pleased to audiences’ responses to poems such as ‘Mise Éire’, ‘Fornocht do Chonac Thú’, ‘Bean tSléibhe ag caoineadh a mic’ and as well as his dramatic portrayal of ‘Eoghainín na nÉan’. At a showing in Gaoth Dobhair in March, a member of the audience had this to say: ‘If I didn’t celebrate 1916-2016 in any other way other than to see this drama, Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh, I would die a happy man.’2016 was undoubtedly an important year in Irish history with many centenary celebrations and commemorations taking place all over the country.The legacy of the Easter Rising was celebrated in many different ways at these events and Ó Gallchóir felt it was important to contribute to these commemorations, and to do so in his native tongue: ‘Over the years, there was an element of distrust and some people were reluctant or even ashamed to talk about the legacy of 1916 or the language, as it had become tied up with the violence in the North’.He continued, ‘The public really took ownership of the commemoration. Especially in the Donegal Gaeltacht, we had many events that really helped to deepen an understanding of the sacrifice made in 1916, of what they were trying to achieve and how the Irish language was a part of that.’‘Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh’ has surely been a successful and fitting tribute to Pearse and the commemoration of the Easter Rising itself.It has also offered audiences a much fuller and multifaceted depiction of Pearse than that which is usually portrayed. The play features elements of Pearse’s life in Dublin and in Ros Muc, for example, his time as a teacher and a scholar as well as other important events in his life, including his oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa and the foundation of Scoil Éanna (St Enda’s) in Dublin. The final performance of ‘Ó Pheann an Phiarsaigh’ will take place on Wednesday, 28 December @ 8pm in Halla Paróiste Ghort a’ Choirce. The drama will be followed by music and song by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year), Connie Mhary Mhicí, Diane Cannon, Conor Ó Gallchóir and Clíodhna Ní Ghallchóir.Admission is €10 and all proceeds will go to the Donegal Hospice. Everyone is welcome to attend.Donegal writer’s play on 1916 to raise funds for Donegal Hospice was last modified: December 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:1916centeneryEaster RisingNoel Ó GallchóirPadraig PearsePlaylast_img read more

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