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first_img“I feel great, I’m in good shape and this was because I was playing overseas in China,” said Blatche.He added that Fiba’s new home and away format does not bother him, and that the team is focused on winning in wherever country they’re in.“I’m just looking forward to winning, whenever where we at the main focus is winning,” said Blatche. “We’ll go to Japan and get a win, we’ll come back here and get a win, that’s the goal.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche may have been away from Gilas Pilipinas for much of 2017, and yet the big man felt like he never left.Gilas held a practice session Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in preparation for its game against Japan in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers where Blatche is once again the team’s naturalized player.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We had practice earlier in the day and I’m pretty much comfortable with the offense, the defense, the players, and the coaching staff,” said Blatche, who arrived in the country early Sunday morning.“It was a quick adjustment for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBlatche was also visibly in great shape, a far cry when he arrived in the country for the last Fiba qualifiers in 2016.The former Brooklyn Net played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association and his commitment with the club was the reason why he had just joined Gilas’ practices. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was an extremely long summer for me, extremely long summer,” DeRozan said. “So, just to be in this moment, it feels good.”DeRozan was acquired from Toronto after the Spurs responded to Kawhi Leonard’s trade demands by dealing their star forward and Danny Green for the Raptors’ All-Star guard and Jakob Poeltl. The trade shocked DeRozan, but he has since warmed to the Spurs and San Antonio.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 ChrissMinnesota is facing a similar trade demand from Butler, who has opted to play through it. Butler, who has told Minnesota that he will not re-sign with the team in the offseason, added seven rebounds and three assists in an active 31 minutes.“I’ve got 81 games, baby, that’s all the matters,” Butler said when asked if he expects to remain with Minnesota. “We’ve got to lock in on today, what tomorrow brings and see where we are at. If that (trade) comes to be, that comes to be, there’s nothing I can do about that. But in the meantime, I’ve got to figure out a way to help us win some games.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I haven’t played with a guy as dynamic as him since probably Chris Bosh in my rookie year,” DeRozan said.Aldridge shot 7 for 23 from the field, and had three blocked shots and 11 defensive rebounds.“He’s a great passer,” Aldridge said of DeRozan. “He’s always looking and probing and I’m too open. I have to get used to being ready and just taking my time. When I figure it out (and) I get my rhythm back, it’s going to be way easier out there to score having him.”Rudy Gay had 18 points and Bryn Forbes had 11 points in his first start at point guard for the Spurs.Jeff Teague scored 27 points and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points for the Timberwolves.Karl-Anthony Towns picked up his third foul with 2 minutes left in the first half and fouled out with 4:18 remaining in the game and the Spurs up 99-92. Towns finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Teague was down on the court for about 10 seconds in the fourth quarter after tweaking his right ankle on an offensive foul, but gave officials a thumbs-up and remained in the game. … Minnesota is 3-10 all-time when opening the season on the road. … The Timberwolves are 9-50 against the Spurs in San Antonio. Their last win in San Antonio was April 17, 2013.Spurs: San Antonio had eight new players on its roster for the season opener for the first time since 1992. The Spurs finished 42-33 that season after firing Jerry Tarkanian 20 games into the campaign. … DeRozan has played 23,000 minutes in his career, joining Aldridge, LeBron James, James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the only players to do so since 2009. … Poeltl made just his fifth career start and first since Feb. 14 2017 with Toronto.PAYING HOMAGE TO ALLEN Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Spurs: At Portland on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) scores past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn’t want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn’t received a trade he’s requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota.DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum DeRozan was initially upset he was traded, but has since embraced San Antonio and those good vibrations propelled him in the fourth.DeRozan banked in the eventual game-winning shot in the final minute against Butler, driving hard to the basket against the 6-foot-8 forward and then pulling up from 12 feet to give San Antonio a 110-108 lead with 32.4 seconds remaining. DeRozan sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining after Minnesota’s Derrick Rose missed a runner in lane.“Hey, I’ve been doing it for some years now,” the 29-year-old DeRozan said about the late heroics. “I just feel out the game, always try to be aggressive and at the end moments, I always want to be there. I’m not afraid to make mistakes, but with that I’m not afraid to try to go out there and win the game.”DeRozan’s debut was also the close of the Big Three era in San Antonio. Tony Parker left the Spurs to sign with Charlotte in the offseason and Manu Ginobili joined Tim Duncan in retirement.DeRozan and Aldridge are now the cornerstones of the team, and each lauded the other in their debut.ADVERTISEMENT The Spurs observed a moment of silence prior to the game for Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen.Allen passed away Oct. 15 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Aldridge, who played his first nine seasons in Portland before signing with the Spurs in 2015, said it will be difficult to return to the city after Allen’s passing.“He was a great guy and he blessed me and my family and invited us into his world at times,” Aldridge said. “I went to the game against Green Bay in his suite. It’s definitely bittersweet going back this time.”JERSEY NEEDEDDeRozan has been taken aback by the love the Spurs fans have shown him.“It’s crazy, I tried to get my mom a jersey last week and it was sold out,” DeRozan said. “I was trying to tell her that and she didn’t believe me.”ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEPopovich was asked if this could be his final year coaching in the NBA and he responded with his usual dry wit.“Anything can happen. I might coach 10 more years or quit in a month,” he said. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgTNT big man Kelly Williams wished himself and everyone a new start for 2019 after a “turbulent” past year.Williams and the KaTropa did not have the best 2017-18 PBA season only making the playoffs twice and getting booted out in just the quarterfinals. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Still, the 2008 league MVP had a positive outlook for the New Year.Barangay Ginebra forward Kevin Ferrer also embraced 2018’s challenges as point for improvement for the coming year. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES 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 Continuing with happy families, Phoenix forward JC Intal and wife Bianca also celebrated the birth of baby daughter Carmen Eliana.Intal also sneaked in his best nine memories of his 2018 that centered on his family and new daughter. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The NLEX Road Warriors had one a rocky 2018 to say the least, entering the semifinals for the first time but losing two key players to various reasons.The Road Warriors finished with a 6-5 record for the sixth seed in the Philippine Cup before losing to eventual runner-up Magnolia. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kevin Alas missed most of the season after tearing his ACL in March before Kiefer Ravena received a hefty suspension that extended to his PBA stint for a doping infraction during a Fiba game.The 44th Season of the PBA opens on January 13.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—As the world ushered in the new year, PBA stars looked back on the past 365 days that brought smiles, tears, and all sorts of emotions.It can be said that Paul Lee and Magnolia teammate Jio Jalalon had one of the most memorable 2018 of all PBA players, celebrating the birth of their first children and capping off the year with the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup titleADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lee, whose daughter Tokyo was born in October, also won his first Best Player of the Conference award.Jalalon and partner Kristina Apan also celebrated the birth of their baby girl Jiana Skyla just five days earlier before Tokyo was born. Manny Pacquiao throws shade at Floyd Mayweather with his New Year’s resolution No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgA Kitty, Georgetown businessman was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with the illegal possession of a firearm.Paul Chow, of Railway Line, Kitty, denied the allegation against him when Magistrate Judy Latchman read the charge.Paul ChowIt is alleged that on November 9, 2017, at Avocado Square, East Ruimveldt, Chow had a .32 pistol in his possession while not being a licensed firearm holder.A second charge read to him stated that on the same day at the same location, he had 13 live rounds of .32 ammunition in his possession while not being a licensed firearm holder.Attorney Glen Hanoman told the Court that his client was shot during a robbery.He further revealed to the Court that Chow was at the time standing outside his place of business when he was cornered by a lone gunman, who ordered him to hand over his jewellery.However, Chow refused to comply and attempted to retaliate by whipping out his own weapon, which reportedly fell to the ground.The gunman then shot Chow to his abdomen before making good his escape.Chow was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated.Police who reported to the crime scene picked up Chow’s pistol, which was found to be unlicensed. As such, the present charges were laid.Chow was remanded to prison to return on December 18, 2017.last_img read more


first_imgWest Ham are flying to Wales for their Premier League match away to Swansea but manager David Moyes was worried about how the London club’s supporters would manage on icy roads.“The Met office are saying people should not travel on the roads, especially around Cardiff and the M4, so that is a concern at the moment,” Moyes said.“I’m guessing that’s no different for football clubs or supporters. If they are saying don’t travel I think the Premier League would have to consider that.”West Bromwich Albion will hope the train will allow them to take the strain when they travel south to Watford for a Premier Leaguer fixture.“We are still going to Watford on the train,” said Albion manager Alan Pardew. “It’s not an easy weekend for football. Hopefully we can get down there, give a good performance and warm our fans up.”It was fears over the well-being of spectators that led second-tier Ipswich to announce Friday that Saturday’s English Championship match against Hull at Portman Road had been postponed.“The pitch is protected and likely to be playable but the areas inside and outside the stadium are hazardous and more bad weather is forecast later today, with freezing temperatures to continue into the weekend,” said an Ipswich statement.Other Championship postponements include Barnsley’s match against Norwich and Brentford’s fixture with Cardiff and the game between Sheffield United and Burton.Some 17 fixtures across English football’s third and fourth tiers have also fallen victim to the weather.– ‘Risking life and limb’ –Scottish football giants Celtic have insisted the areas immediately outside their Parkhead ground in Glasgow are all in good condition ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final at home to Morton.But Morton chief executive Warren Hawke told his club’s website: “We will have supporters risking life and limb to travel to a football match while the Met Office is issuing warnings to avoid non-essential travel. Ultimately, it isn’t about the area around Celtic Park.“Supporter safety has to be key and I don’t think anyone can guarantee that at this moment in time and I fear for a lot of Morton supporters trying to get to this game tomorrow (Saturday).”In rugby union, the English Premiership match between Harlequins, based in the London suburb of Twickenham, and Bath scheduled to be played Friday has been put back until Sunday.“Following South Western Railway’s decision to close their service by 8pm (2000 GMT) and their advice not to travel, along with the worsening weather conditions in the Twickenham area the decision has been made to postpone,” said a Premiership spokesman.Three of Friday’s fixtures in the Super League rugby league tournament have been postponed and even an indoor sport such as darts is not completely immune from the weather’s icy grip.The UK Open tournament at Butlin’s Minehead Resort in southwest England going ahead, but being played behind closed doors.“Due to the unprecedented extreme weather conditions, we have regretfully decided to not allow guests to attend this weekend’s PDC Coral UK Open for safety reasons,” said a Butlin’s statement.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Snow fall during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale at Wembley Stadium in London, on February 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – A European-wide deep freeze that shows no sign of stopping anytime soon led Friday to the postponement of several British sports fixtures this weekend.And while no games in English football’s elite Premier League have yet been called off (pitches at most top-flight clubs have undersoil heating to guard against the chill) concerns have been expressed for the safety of travelling fans batting against dangerous conditions caused by a severe Siberian weather system — the so-called ‘Beast from the East’.last_img read more


first_imgHere are the top football headlines in Monday’s newspapers, with the Premier League sack race dominating the back pages…Chelsea could sack manager Jose Mourinho whether or not they beat Porto to stay in the Champions League this week. The Blues’ hierarchy are set to take action after the team’s EIGHTH Premier League of the season at the weekend. (Daily Mirror)It is claimed owner Roman Abramovich may act if the Blues lose to Porto and then against surprise league leaders Leicester next weekend. (The Sun)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal’s job is NOT under threat should they exit the Champions League on Tuesday, despite the miss-firing Red Devils playing out a sixth 0-0 draw of the season on Saturday. (Daily Express) However, United will start their search for Van Gaal’s successor at the end of the season if, as expected, the Dutchman confirms he will retire at the end of his contract in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph) Yet, the club will still sit down with the Dutch manager in the New Year to determine whether the 64-year-old wishes to depart in 2017 or sign a fresh contract. (The Guardian) Meanwhile, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could be prepared to take a 12-month break from football to make sure he lands the Manchester United job. (The Sun) Swansea have opened talks with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes about taking over from Garry Monk, who will be sacked after a run of seven defeats in 11 league games. (Daily Mirror) Alternatively, if Swansea decide to sack Monk, they could turn to former manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been out of work since his October departure from Liverpool. (Sun)  The Reds Devils are planning a £50million swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the summer transfer window. (Daily Star)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any potential interest for Hugo Lloris, insisting the goalkeeper is key to the future of the club. (Daily Express) ?Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has called for the Gunners to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who he believes is “world-class material”. (Evening Standard)Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot, 20, has requested a loan move away from Paris Saint-Germain as he struggles to get game time at the Ligue 1 leaders. (L’Equipe) And here are the top talkSPORT.com headlines…Manchester United transfer news: Latest on Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Oxford rumoursRemi Garde reveals Jack Grealish will return to Aston Villa first-team training this weekSanti Cazorla undergoes knee surgery and could be facing four-month layoffJurgen Klopp accepts Newcastle fully ‘deserved’ victory over disappointing Liverpool side‘The responsibility for the bad moment is mine’ – Jose Mourinho concedes top four may now be beyond ChelseaJoe Hart refuses to blame Vincent Kompany’s absence for Manchester City’s shock defeat to StokeHugo Lloris demands Tottenham improvement after ‘tough’ West Brom drawChris Smalling admits Manchester United are ‘just as frustrated as the fans’ following dreary West Ham drawVideo: Franck Ribery scores but Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga record left in tatterslast_img read more


first_imgEAST WHITTIER – No one was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting Tuesday evening in an area of unincorporated Whittier near La Mirada, Sheriff’s officials said. The shooting occurred about 11:55 p.m. at Leffingwell Road and La Mirada Blvd., said Deputy Bill Brauburger of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. “The deputy was not injured and the suspect was not shot but taken into custody,” he said. According to an eyewitness, the suspect had glass laceration wounds, but it was undetermined how and when he sustained the injuries. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Firefighters responded to a call at Hornell Street and La Mirada Blvd. at 12:02 a.m. with a victim taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. Sheriff’s officials would not say if the two incidents were related. “The Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” Brauburger said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgWhile none of the eight major facilities will be closed, about 600 buildings or structures will be closed or shifted to non-weapons activities and two testing facilities supporting weapons labs will be closed. While the consolidation reflects the reduction in the size of the warhead stockpile, it also has been prompted by growing concern over the ability to provide adequate security over the larger complex as security demands have increased sharply since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Some of those security demands have been viewed as far too expensive under the current spread of nuclear materials – plutonium and highly enriched weapons-grade uranium – within the complex. The NNSA announced in September plans to consolidate plutonium from sites in Washington state, California and New Mexico to the Savannah River facility in South Carolina for storage and conversion.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Separately, under terms of a 2002 arms control treaty with Russia, the U.S. is committed to reducing the number of deployed warheads to between 1,700 and 2,200 by 2012. Three years ago, Bush said he wanted the overall stockpile reduced to half by 2012, but officials said that goal now has been reached so further reductions are being made, resulting in the new targets for 2012. The Energy Department has been examining ways to consolidate the complex of weapons stockpile-related facilities at eight major locations across the country. They include federal research laboratories and other sites involved in nuclear stockpile stewardship and warhead dismantlement. “Today’s nuclear weapons complex needs to move from the outdated Cold War complex into one that is smaller, safer, more secure and less expensive,” said Thomas D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees nuclear warhead programs within the department. Under the consolidation proposal, which must still go through formal environmental reviews, special nuclear material used in weapons will be moved to five sites by the end of 2012 and the overall work force will be reduced by 20 to 30 percent. WASHINGTON – President Bush has approved “a significant reduction” in the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, cutting it to less than one-quarter its size at the end of the Cold War, the White House said Tuesday. At the same time, the Energy Department announced plans to consolidate the nuclear weapons complex that maintains warheads and dismantle those no longer needed, saying the current facilities need to be made more efficient and more easily secured and that the larger complex is no longer needed. “We are reducing our nuclear weapons stockpile to the lowest level consistent with America’s national security and our commitments to friends and allies,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. “A credible deterrent remains an essential part of U.S. national security, and nuclear forces remain key to meeting emerging security challenges.” The government will not provide any numbers on the overall size of the nuclear stockpile, but there are believed to be nearly 6,000 warheads that either are deployed or in reserve. last_img read more


first_imgMembers of Donegal Youth Council with Shay Given, County Manager Seamus Neely and Cllr Dessie Larkin.Donegal Youth Council were informed this week that they are to receive a major European Award in recognition for one of their major projects from last year. The 2013 SPARKS Mental Health Roadshow was selected as the 2014 winner of the Assembly of European Regions “Most Youth Friendly European Region” Special Award.The Assembly of European Regions is made up of 230 regions from across 35 European countries and present this award every consecutive year to a particular project as a means of acknowledging best practice in youth participation and involving young people in democratic life. The award jury met in Brussels last week where they selected the Donegal group’s project as the overall winner. A delegation from Donegal Youth Council will travel to Poland at the end of May for an Award Ceremony which coincides with the annual AER General Assembly. As part of the prize the group will travel to Jönköping in Sweden in June to present their Annual AER Youth Regional Network project.Donegal Youth Council’s chairperson Shane Hegarty says the group were excited and delighted to have been selected as winners of this prestigious award.“We entered this prestigious competition knowing that there was great competition from so many other regions of Europe but we knew that our SPARKS Mental Health Roadshow was very special and successful as we put a lot of time and effort into it. It is great to be acknowledged at European level and we have more strategies to look forward to with pride and confidence.“This is an amazing honour and achievement, not just for Donegal Youth Council and its supporters, but for County Donegal and the whole country. We believe that we have created a great legacy regarding mental health and we hope that young people especially will benefit from their various struggles in life.” Áine Mc Laughlin was Chairperson of the group during the roadshow and stated that it is a credit to all the Youth Councillors for what they have achieved.“What started off as just an idea of ours has grown into a huge and important project, and a successful one at that! We are over the moon with excitement. It just goes to show what you can achieve with hard work, dedication and with your heart in the right place.”Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey congratulated Donegal Youth Council on this major achievement.“Since its inauguration in 2002 Donegal Youth Council has provided a platform for young people in the county to contribute young people’s views on a range of issues and also to undertake a range of projects for young people in the County. They have made and continue to make a valued contribution to the County and this Award is well deserved.”County Manager Seamus Neely has also commended Donegal Youth Council on its work and congratulated the Youth Councillors on their success on a European Stage. The Donegal Youth Council SPARKS Mental Health Roadshow saw them work with over 800 young people from all over the county. The roadshow, which kicked off in Letterkenny on World Mental Health Day, also visited the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar, Ionad Naomh Pádraig in Gaoth Dobhair, the Plaza in Buncrana and Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town during October and November 2013. In total 24 of the 27 secondary schools in the county participated in the roadshows as well as having participants from 4 different Youthreach centres.The event had a huge input from a range of organisations including Donegal Youth Service, Donegal County Council, Jigsaw, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service and Mental Health Ireland, with other guest speakers from the wider community who have each conquered their own personal challenges in life, such as Mount Everest conqueror Jason Black, Shay Given, Donegal footballer Mark McHugh, Open Sea swimmer Anne Marie Ward and Cycle for Suicide Ambassador Breifne Earley.DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL TO RECEIVE MAJOR EUROPEAN AWARD was last modified: April 24th, 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:awardDonegal Youth Councillast_img read more