Padda says Adamson got ‘too excited, complacent’ in set 4 breakdown

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University needed just three more points to pull of a stunner against Ateneo in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Falcons held a commanding 22-15 lead in the fourth set against the Lady Eagles, then a baffling collapse  allowed Ateneo to come back en route to the win, 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12.ADVERTISEMENT Arwind Santos shows fighting form: ‘I just wanted to win’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson head coach Air Padda was in disbelief over how they squandered a seven-point lead down the stretch in the fourth set.“Sayang! (That was close!) Honestly, we should’ve taken care of them in the fourth, the fourth set was our set,” said Padda Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 crownPadda added her players got carried away with the momentum, especially against Ateneo who have developed into one of the league’s elite after taking two championships in six straight finals appearances.“I guess the curse of Adamson is that we don’t have a winning culture and when you’re trying to create a winning culture our team just gets too excited,” said Padda. “They get too complacent and they feel like they’ve already won the game.” Although the Lady Eagles were able to come back in the fourth set, not all of those points were of their own volition.Ateneo closed the fourth set on an 11-4 run and four of the points that got put on the Lady Eagles’ board were Adamson’s errors.Jema Galanza was called with a controversial net touch—video replays shown on the telecast proved otherwise, but it can’t be used to reverse the referee’s decision—that trimmed the lead to 22-19.Another crucial error that was called once again featured Galanza when lead referee Fernando Velarde called a crossing violation after Adamson’s skipper landed on an off-speed kill that tied the set at 24-24.A non-call on Galanza’s play would’ve awarded Adamson the game, instead the error allowed Ateneo to further catch up and extend the match to the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Padda, who previously lashed out at referees’ inconsistencies in her matches, tried to hold herself back from criticizing the officials but she was still surprised with how the calls were made especially in the late stages of the fourth set.“There were a few calls that were iffy, but I don’t know,” said Padda whose team slipped to 5-6 and to the fifth seed in the standings. “I was surprised with the call he made on Jema, I’m not gonna lie, that was at game point.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Celtics’ Jabari Bird taking a break after violence charges

first_imgGordon Hayward says rehab ‘most difficult thing I’ve done’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird appears for his arraignment on domestic violence charges at Brighton Municipal Court, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in Boston. Prosecutors say Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment for hours last week before he collapsed in distress.(Angela Rowlings /The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird said he’s taking a break from the team following charges that he choked and kicked his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving his apartment.In a statement Thursday, the 24-year-old Bird apologized to his teammates and fans for creating an “unnecessary distraction” and said he’s taking time away to deal with “legal and medical issues.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I do not condone violence against women,” he said. “I am hopeful that in due time and process, I will be able to regain everyone’s trust.”A management agency that represents Bird released the statement just hours after an arraignment hearing in which Bird was held on $50,000 bail. Not-guilty pleas to domestic violence-related charges were entered on his behalf.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPolice spoke with Bird’s girlfriend, a student at a local college, at a city hospital after his arrest , prosecutor Khyati Short said during the hearing.Bird choked the woman unconscious, threw her against the wall and dragged her by the ankles when she tried to leave his apartment in the Brighton neighborhood, police said. LATEST STORIES The ordeal, sparked by what the woman called “trust issues,” went on for several hours, she said, until Bird experienced “seizure-like” symptoms and fell. That’s when the woman left.Bird spent several days in a hospital. The woman was in the hospital briefly and was released without serious injury, according to a spokesman for prosecutors. Her name has not been released.Bird’s lawyer, former federal prosecutor Brian Kelly, said that his client “understands the seriousness of the allegations” but that there are two sides to the story.The Celtics called the allegations disturbing and said the team’s “thoughts are with the victim.”“The Celtics organization deplores domestic violence of any kind, and we are deeply disturbed by the allegations against Jabari Bird,” the team said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT The team notes that domestic violence issues are handled by the NBA’s main office.Bird, a second-round draft choice of the Celtics in 2017 out of California, signed a two-year contract with the team this summer after splitting his rookie season between Boston and the Maine Red Claws of the G-League. He appeared in 13 regular-season games for the Celtics last season, averaging 3 points per game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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WONGOSOL Focuses on Women’s Participation in 2014 Senatorial Election

first_imgAccording to the Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) statistics from the presidential and general elections in 2011 —with the exception of general statistics produced by the National Election Commission and other organizations— showed that women’s participation was not fully recorded. WONGOSOL’s focus during the upcoming senatorial elections will be to increase participation and awareness among women. Their aim is to ensure that female voters are more informed about their candidates, their rights and the electoral processes.In order to attain the project objective, WONGOSOL will implement several activities ranging from tool development of specific indicators to monitor women’s participation throughout the electoral process, to holding consultative meetings on project awareness. They will also conduct leadership training for female leaders and conduct community outreach programs, regional forums, while taking part in monitoring and observation on Election Day. There are plans to produce a documentary on women’s participation in the process as well.These projects which will be sponsored by IREX and are to be implemented in seven project counties including Grand Bassa, Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Gedeh, Montserrado and River Gee.The project is expected to be implemented within the period of 8 months.The disclosure was made yesterday when the organization in collaboration with IREX and its partners held a one day workshop with women organizations across Liberia.The workshop under the women’s political participation awareness was held in the conference hall of the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) and brought together 28 participants.In an interview with this paper, Rosanna Schaack, a participant from Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK) Inc., said the workshop is important since it will give participants the basic skills necessary to increase participation amongst women in the electoral processes.“Some of the issues that were responsible for the low participation of women last election were the lack of financial support and degrading behavior from other people.We are encouraging women to acquire more knowledge so they can track down information in regards to issues affecting women.We are hoping after this leadership workshop, the whole idea of women’s leadership will not go down the drain. That is why we are constantly pushing for their participation in as many activities as possible,” she said.Also speaking was Josiah F. Joekai, Jr., Director for Civic and Voter Education at the National Election Commission. Mr. Joekai said the step taken by WONGOSOL and IREX is important because it helps prepare women for elections.“With this platform they should come to understand their role in Liberia’s democracy. They should become aware that we all have a responsibility to transform the country. The results from this year’s voter roll update, taken from 100% registered voters, shows women represent 37%, while men comprises of 63% of the total number. This shows that women are moving forward and taking responsibility,” Mr. Joekai concluded.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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Cougars eye perfect conference record

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The ball landed in Dwayne Jones’ lap. Teammate Andre Murray’s shot had just come up short, bouncing off the rim when Jones got the rebound and put the basketball through the hoop at the buzzer. “(Riney’s) shot won the game for us,” Jones said. “I was just lucky to get that shot to tie the game. Everyone on our team is a scoring threat. Teams like to focus on one guy. That can kill a team right there.” The Cougars (23-5, 9-0) travel to Santa Monica again at 5:30 p.m. today and will be looking to keep their perfect conference record intact. They face Bakersfield again next week. “We can’t be thinking of the next game,” Bryson said. “We want to keep our nice undefeated record and set our selves up to clinch the conference.” A win against Santa Monica (10-15, 3-6) not only could mark the only time the school has ever had a 10-0 record against conference foes, but it could set up a showdown for the championship Wednesday at Bakersfield. COC has never finished a season undefeated against its conference. The Cougars went 11-1 in conference play during the 2004-05 season when they one their second consecutive conference title. ivan.orozco@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The game solidified team chemistry, showed the Cougars they can’t be overconfident and look ahead to the next opponent, and may have established Jones as the go-to guy at crunch time. “When I get the ball and we have a thriller going on at the end of games, I like to get the ball in my hands and forget about being nervous,” said Jones, who averages 13.7 points and four boards per game. “Unfortunately, we haven’t made plays and we put ourselves in those situations. But I am confident I can always make those shots.” Santa Monica was a team COC knew should win. But the fact that Bakersfield, the Western State Conference’s top team at the time, was next on its schedule might have caused such a close game. Jones’ shot guaranteed the Cougars a first-place tie going into the Bakersfield game. COC went on to beat Bakersfield in another close game 98-94. “Dwayne (Jones) is a dependable guy,” said Everett Bryson, the Cougars’ power forward/center. “He’s very aggressive and his talent just stands out to me. Our guys can get open, and he’s a hustler. He can get open and when he gets the ball, he’s confident he can make the shot.” Jones, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore and Cleveland High product, hit another important shot against Citrus College last week to tie the game at 66 with 38 ticks left. That set up Gino Riney’s 16-foot jumper with three seconds left for another dramatic COC win. center_img It was a routine offensive rebound and bucket for Jones, but more importantly it was the game-wining shot for the College of the Canyons men’s basketball team against Santa Monica College Jan 17. The Cougars escaped with an 81-79 win that night, but the moment might have changed the season for coach Howard Fisher’s team. last_img read more

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Area won’t be the same without them

first_imgWe sat by them at the Repertory East Playhouse just last week. His last words to me were, “See you at the next show.” On Tuesday, Pat Craig, another volunteer who has been part of the undercurrent that takes this community on its unique voyage, died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage from a fall in her home. She lived around the corner from me. I remember hearing the sirens and hoping that they weren’t coming for one of the athletes or coaches at the track meet being conducted at Canyon High. I never thought they might be coming for someone who was one of the first people to welcome us into our hilltop neighborhood 25 years ago. Pat was an amazing artist and one of the Santa Clarita Artists Association’s biggest supporters. When interest waned, she would talk up the group, working with the city’s Arts Alliance to make sure visual artists weren’t left behind. When they needed someone to decorate their evergreen for the Festival of Trees, she was there. She always worked at the Boys & Girls Club auction, tirelessly contributing her artistic talents and spirit. She never complained, although I have since heard that she had some medical challenges thrown her way. If you needed anything, Pat was your go-to gal, someone you could always count on. Likewise, we would run into Gary and Suzie everywhere. They seemed to be the kind of couple who enjoyed spending time with friends making a difference. They laughed at our antics at the Canyon Theatre Guild and worked with Zonta to raise money to help young women grow and thrive. There was always a hug and a smile from both of them. I simply cannot imagine what Suzie is going through now. So many of the people at the auction get-together are like family. Rena Newhall and I talked about raising our children through the auction, instilling a sense of obligation to help their communities. Sheldon and Pat Allen talked about the changes we’ve seen in the club, reminiscing back to when we worked out of a closet-size office on the grounds of Emblem Elementary School – and still raised enough to keep the club in the black. Pat Warford reminded me that she introduced me to the auction, during one of her famous group outings where we all dressed up to match the theme – after spending a few days decorating for the fundraiser. Judy Penman, one of Craig’s closest friends, said that she couldn’t imagine life without volunteering like so many others in the room. All told, this group had been together for more than a quarter-century, doing whatever it took to support a club that influenced the lives of thousands of youngsters, quite often our own. We are a family of sorts, who come together around our holiday that falls on the second Saturday in June, each bringing their contributions to the celebration. This year, there will be two empty seats at the table and we will note their passing with a raised glass or a deeper resolve. But because of Pat and Gary, this family will also welcome new people to fill those seats, inspired by the wonderful deeds of those who went before. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s been a tough week. Walking into the kickoff meeting for the annual Boys & Girls Club auction, you could sense a difference in the air, a feeling that something was different. Beyond the pinks and blacks of the theme, “Grease: You’re The One That I Want” was a pale shade of foreboding gray. Two people who had been critical to the event were suddenly, painfully, no longer with us. Earlier that day, the body of Gary Alziebler had been found in the Angeles Forest. Gary and his wife, Suzie, were active members of the community, cheerful and generous volunteers who gave of themselves to make events like the auction work. last_img read more

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Reports – Chile World Cup star closing in on Arsenal switch

first_img1 Eduardo Vargas Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas is on the verge of becoming Arsenal’s fifth summer signing, according to reports in Chile.talkSPORT revealed earlier on Monday that Napoli had agreed a loan fee for Marouane Fellaini, allowing Vargas, who has failed to convince manager Rafa Benitez of his worth since returning to pre-season, to join Arsene Wenger’s side on loan with a view to a permanent move next summer.Vargas, who was on loan at Valencia last season, is tipped to undergo a medical with the north London club on either Tuesday or Wednesday, after his agent admitted that Napoli ‘have other priorities’, forcing him to evaluate ‘many offers’.It had been speculated that the 24-year-old, who scored Chile’s opener in the 2-0 win over Spain at the World Cup, would return to Valencia or even move to QPR, but is appears as though he has opted to link up with compatriot Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS TO MEET NAOMH ULTAN AGAIN AFTER DRAWN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgRed Hughs GAA News: The lads have it all to do again after earning a draw in the Junior A final in Mc Cumhaill Park on Sunday. In a game that was slow to start with both teams finding it hard to break through each others defence. The lads gradually took control in the final 10 minutes of the first half to go in at the break 3 points up. The lads dominated the second half and looked to be in cruise control leading by 4 points going into the last 7 minutes. A late rally from Naomh Ultan was to come. A point was followed up with a long high into the Reds Defence wasn’t dealt with and The Naomh Ultan number 11 smashed the ball into the top corner of the net. With their next attack The Dunkineely lads again had goal on their minds only for a terrific block from Stephen Mc Menamin saved a certain goal. They tapped over the resulting 45 to put them a point up going into the final minute. The lads never gave up and battled right until the end and their persistence paid off when Colm Melaugh struck over from 30 yards to earn the Reds a deserved second chance. Final Score Red Hughs 0-10 Naomh Ultan 1-7  They replay is likely to be in two weeks time T.B.C. The senior lads now turn their attention to league matters this weekend with a home fixture V Buncranna in what is a must win game if they are to survive in division three. Throw in at 3pm.Under 13 GirlsThe girls are training on Thursday evenings from 6-7.15pm.The girls will play Downings at home This Wednesday.Throw in at 6.15pm. All girls to be at the pitch by 5.40pm.All support welcome.Under 16 Girls Hard Luck to the u16 girls played Bundoran in thier last league game Last Monday evening.Well done to all the girls everyone played their part during the year.Keep up the football you all are improving.Lotto & 100+ Club Results 24th SeptemberNumbers drawn 8,7,2,1,5,6,3,4There was no winning sequence. Luck dip winner of €30 was Maggie Martin EdenoughillNext weeks Jackpot is €5,750This weeks lucky winner of the 100+ club was number 37 Niamh Doherty MonellanThanks to everyone for their continued support.Airtricity WalkThanks to everyone who took part in the Airtricity sponsored walk around the  Meentycat windmills. It was a great day for the walk as the weather was for once very pleasant.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS TO MEET NAOMH ULTAN AGAIN AFTER DRAWN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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MEASURE Y CON: Time not right for higher debt

first_img “This is not about being anti-school or anti-education. This decision is about when is the proper time to raise property taxes. “There are a number of ways to finance the building of new schools, like revenue bonds, without raising property taxes,” he said. Ernest Dynda, president of the United Organization of Taxpayers, said he remains unconvinced the district has been spending the money from the previous three bond measures appropriately. “We have so much bond debt in this state. We need to start controlling and allocating on an annual basis, rather than trying to finance ourselves into the future,” Dynda said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The median home in the Valley is selling for $560,000, and they would be paying close to $1,000 a year in 2009, or about a 20 percent increase in their property taxes.” Measure Y opponents also point out that the school district hasn’t spent all the money from the previous three bond measures, and enrollment in the district has been declining over the past three years. “It’s prudent to wait and see what future enrollment will be and spend the money that has already been approved,” Vosburgh said. Richard H. Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, said another bond measure might be needed – but sometime in the future. “With gas prices and increasing interest rates, people are being squeezed already,” Close said. “There’s no reason to approve this tax increase right now. Maybe next year – or maybe in two or three years. Opponents of Measure Y say it’s too soon for the Los Angeles Unified School District to be seeking more money. The bond measure, which would provide $3.985 billion for school construction and renovation, is the fourth in eight years, with the third passed just 18 months ago, noted Kris Vosburgh, executive director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association. While officials estimate that Measure Y would cost the owner of a $315,000 house about $109 a year, Vosburgh said voters should consider the cumulative effect of all four bonds measures on their property tax bills. “For the typical homeowner, all of these bonds combined will cost them $540 a year in 2009, and that’s why we’re saying for the average taxpayer, Measure Y stands for ‘Yikes,”‘ Vosburgh said. last_img read more

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Bearcats battle for title bid

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Like Bonita, Charter Oak entered the season with a young roster that needed to fill the holes of several graduated contributors. Charter Oak struggled early in the season, but has rebounded with three consecutive wins, including last week’s rout of Los Altos. With the Conquerors out of the way, Charter Oak can take another big step toward securing the league title with a win over Bonita on Friday. But Chargers coach Lou Farrar doesn’t see it that way and doesn’t buy into the notion that his team has the inside track for the league title. “I am too old-school Italian to figure that one out,” Farrar said referring to what the league standings might look like after this week. “I just want to beat this team. They’ve given us fits before in the past. These are the kinds of games that drive coaches in my age group crazy. Figuring out Bonita is all I am trying to do right now.” Figuring out Bonita hasn’t been done yet. The Bearcats have played close games, rallied from deficits and shut out opponents all in the first six weeks of the season. The Miramonte League picture can either become really clear or very muddied, depending on what happens Friday night between the Bonita and Charter Oak High School football teams. Ever since Bonita joined the league in 2002, the Bearcats have been a thorn in the side of Charter Oak or Los Altos. Bonita, with upsets over Charter Oak in 2002 and Los Altos last season, has forced two three-way ties for the league championship. The undefeated Bearcats (6-0) are looking to take things one step further this season, and their bid for an outright league title begins Friday at Charter Oak. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. “We know we’re heading into the meat of our schedule,” Bearcats coach Eric Podley said. “We’ve been through the grinder before, though.” center_img “We only have eight seniors, so it’s kind of a tribute to those eight guys,” Podley said. “They’re the guys who are really leading by example and doing the things that need to get done on the field. It’s a tribute to them to get the job done and get us to this point.” Bonita’s offense has been hard for opponents to figure out. The Bearcats have used trick plays and multiple sets to throw opponents off-balance. Defensively, Bonita is a half-point under Charter Oak in allowing the lowest points per game average in the league. Charter Oak hadn’t looked like much offensively until last week’s 31-point outburst at Los Altos. The Chargers found good balance with running back Brian Hunter on the ground and quarterback Andrew Carreon through the air. Defense is one place the Chargers have had few worries. Charter Oak’s defense has allowed just 16 points in its last 12 quarters of football. “We’re getting better and we need to get better some more this week,” Farrar said. “To tell you the truth, as coaches, we’re still learning about these kids and finding out how they play well together. We’re still looking for the right combinations.” — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.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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GARDAI AT SCENE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS ROAD CONDITIONS WORSEN

first_imgThe accident on the Finner Road tonightGARDAI are at the scene of a road traffic accident this evening.A tractor and trailer has overturned on the Finner Road between Ballyshannon and Bundoran.Gardai have confirmed that no-one was hurt in the incident. Debris is now being cleared from the road. Driving conditions are extremely poor across the county this evening as a new storm arrives.While Donegal will escape the worst of the storm, torrential rain is leaving many roads in a dangerous state.With rivers and fields already flooded after nine weeks of rain, many roads are once again flooded.Gardai and the Irish Coast Guard have issued a joint warning in the wake of Atlantic storm Ruth, which is causing extreme weather across the country this weekend. A Met Eireann orange gale warning alert was issued, along with a yellow flood warning alert.Parents are urged to use common sense and caution with children around coastal areas in particular. The authorities warn parents to steer clear of exposed piers, cliff walks and waterways prone to flooding and swift flowing water.The stormy weather is set to continue over the weekend and also into next week.Garda Press Officer Superintendent David Taylor said: “People need to recognise the destructive and dangerous power of nature and exercise extreme caution when close to areas such as cliff walks, harbours, rivers and lakes.”Coast Guard Chief of Operations Eugene Clonan said: “It is important for parents to be especially vigilant over the next few days and use common sense when taking children out near the coast or inland water ways”. If you do see someone in difficulty in the sea, on the shore, cliffs, lakes or rivers dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.by Rachel McLaughlinGARDAI AT SCENE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS ROAD CONDITIONS WORSEN was last modified: February 7th, 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:Ballyshannonbundorancrashfinner roadlast_img read more

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