Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) reacts after dunking the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The misery remains for the Memphis Grizzlies, and friction seems to be building in the locker room.Memphis dropped its eighth straight on Sunday in a 98-88 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The Grizzlies made a fourth-quarter dent in a Nets lead that stretched to 19, all while center Marc Gasol was in a warmup on the bench. Despite matching Tyreke Evans for the team lead with 18 points, Gasol, who leads the team in scoring, rebounds and assists, wasn’t called on to play in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT And he wasn’t pleased.“I do not know the why,” Gasol said of not playing down the stretch, later adding: “It’s a first for me, trust me, and I don’t like it one bit. I’m more (ticked) than I can show and frustrated.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSpeaking before Gasol, Memphis coach David Fizdale said his decision was based on the reserves playing well and cutting into the Brooklyn lead. He said not much has worked for the team during the skid, particularly Sunday, when the Grizzlies gave up the lead in a poor third quarter.Asked about Gasol’s reaction about not playing down the stretch, Fizdale said: “We’ll address it if it needs to be addressed, but it was a pretty simple decision what I did. It’s nothing against him. I’m trying to win a game. I’m desperate.” 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ While the Grizzlies were grousing, the Nets were celebrating, at least for one night, after snapping a three-game losing streak.DeMarre Carroll scored a season-high 24 points and Trevor Booker added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Joe Harris finished with 13 points for the Nets, who used a third-quarter spurt to put away the Grizzlies.The teams were tied at 47 at the break, but the Nets opened the second half with a 22-6 run, looking much more fluid on offense than in the opening half. Brooklyn connected on nine of its first 15 shots to build the lead, outscoring the Grizzlies 32-18.“We came out in the second half and got two big stops, scored,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We picked up our energy in the second half. The first part of the third quarter, that’s where I thought the game turned.”Memphis was able to get back in the game to open the final period, composing a 12-3 run. Memphis got the deficit to five points, but the Brooklyn lead was too much to overcome.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We wanted to get out in transition and make them run,” Harris said, “and I thought we did better at that in the second half.”TIP-INSNets: Harris started in Allen Crabbe’s place. … Carroll’s previous season high was 18 on Oct. 25 against Cleveland. … The Nets shot 45 percent from the field, breaking a string of surpassing 50 percent the last two games and three of the previous four. … The Nets had 19 assists, breaking a streak of at least 24 assists in their last five.Grizzlies: Memphis had not lost eight straight since a similar skid from Feb. 11-March 3, 2009. … The team announced that Chandler Parsons tweaked his knee and did not return in the second half. The team characterized it as a precautionary move.MORE INJURY TROUBLESThe Nets, who already were without D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin with long-term injuries, had more setbacks. Crabbe, who was going to start, was a late scratch with a sore lower back. Then in the second quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went down with a right ankle sprain. “It’s unfortunate that we have so many injuries right now, but that’s why we have 15 guys on the team,” Booker said.MORE MARC MUSINGSGasol spent a lot of time answering questions about the fourth-quarter situation in the Grizzlies locker room. Even after the team’s public relations staff asked if everyone was finished, Gasol said he was willing to keep talking, expressing his displeasure about the situation. “I’m just as competitive as anybody,” he said. “I hate not playing. That’s what I value the most. If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued. I’m sure (the coaching staff) knew that would hurt me the most.”UP NEXTNets: Visit Houston on Monday. MOST READ View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Grizzlies: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Gilas size key vs Taipei LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline clinched the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference championship, nailing its maiden crown and giving a gift to another squad outside of the championship series in the process.The Cool Smashers whipped PayMaya in straight sets, 25-19, 25-20, 25-11, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, marking the end of a drought, too, for star Alyssa Valdez.ADVERTISEMENT Karate hopes to find redemption in Asiad Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which lost a chance to make it to the Finals when it played a crucial rubber match without its star, found some sort of a silver lining after captain Myla Pablo was named conference MVP.Pablo was unable to help the Lady Warriors in their do-or-die semifinals against Creamline on July 6 due to a back injury.“I’m still happy that I got the MVP because I was able to get the team to the semifinals,” Pablo said in Filipino.The former National U standout will know the extent of her injury on Friday.Pablo was also named 2nd Best Outside Hitter while Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez grabbed the 1st Best Outside Hitter award. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN SUINGADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “We’re really hungry for this championship and this will motivate us to achieve more in the next conferences,” said the charismatic Creamline skipper.The Cool Smashers sucked the life out of the High Flyers in the third set with a surgical 15-6 exchange that iced the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTS After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Creamline victory also benefited BanKo-Perlas, which outlasted Pocari Air Force, 23-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-17, in Game 2 of their battle for third earlier in the day.Because of the victory of the Cool Smashers, the Perlas Spikers bagged the bronze by virtue of the semifinal matchups. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Federer enjoyed a walkover into the third round when Milos Raonic pulled out with an injury.So far this week, there have been five retirements and two walkovers as the toil of the long season begins to bite.“We are all very tired,” said world number 19 Schwartzman who has been on the road for more than two months. “It’s not easy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cleveland to host 2022 NBA All-Star Game Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his tennis match against Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur, at the end of their men’s singles third round tennis match on day four of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 1, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Novak Djokovic described his return to the world number one ranking as “a phenomenal achievement” on Thursday as he recorded yet another personal landmark in reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals.Djokovic will replace Rafael Nadal as the world’s top player on Monday after a two-year absence.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Cilic, the fifth seed, secured his quarter-final ticket with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 defeat of Grigor Dimitrov.‘We’re all tired’Cilic fired 29 winners to advance to the last eight in the French capital for the third straight year.The win also improved the Croat’s prospects of making the ATP Finals in London starting on November 11.“I am very close to London, to securing my spot mathematically,” said Cilic, who is part of the Croatia team facing France in the Davis Cup final at the end of this month.“In the next match against Novak it will be another big challenge. (It will be) great to play him again.”Cilic, who has beaten Djokovic just twice in 17 meetings, ended reigning ATP Finals champion Dimitrov’s season.Djokovic and Cilic were joined in the quarter-finals by Karen Khachanov who saved two match points against John Isner on his way to defeating the eighth-seeded American 6-4, 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (10/8).The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2.Later Thursday, Federer faces volatile Italian Fabio Fognini for a place in the last eight. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 31-year-old’s elevation is remarkable as it comes just five months after he slumped to 22 in the world — his lowest ranking for 12 years — when he was knocked out of the French Open in the quarter-finals.Since then, however, he has won Wimbledon and the US Open, taking his Grand Slam tally to 14, winning 20 consecutive tour-level matches for the sixth time, and 29 of his past 30 encounters.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 Chriss“Reflecting on what I’ve been through in the last year, it’s quite a phenomenal achievement,” said Djokovic after making the quarter-finals in Paris when Bosnian opponent Damir Dzumhur retired trailing 6-1, 2-1.“I’m very, very happy and proud about it. Five months ago, it was highly improbable considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’ll probably be able to speak more profoundly about it when the season is done and hopefully if I get to finish as No. 1.”Victory on Thursday meant that Djokovic has also extended his sequence of consecutive winning sets to 30, passing his previous best mark of 29 from 2015.The four-time Paris champion, who next faces Marin Cilic in the last eight on Friday, was guaranteed a return to the ranking summit when Nadal withdrew from Paris with an abdominal injury on Wednesday.“It’s not the end of the season. Rafa obviously is struggling with injuries since the US Open. But the race is still there,” added Djokovic.“Roger (Federer) is in the race. Rafa is in the race. It depends who is going to play the ATP Finals in London. So as I said, I can’t be too ecstatic about it.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Real Madrid tried to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard during his time at Lille, according to reports in Belgium.Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the near future, with reports suggesting that he may come in as a direct replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo – who is attracting the interest of Manchester United.Chelsea have given no indication that they would be willing to part with Hazard, who was voted the PFA’s Young Player of the Year last season after scoring 14 league goals.However, this has not stepped speculation growing that Real Madrid are keen on the 23-year-old.And, according to Belgian newspaper DH, this is not the first time that Real Madrid have attempted to lure Hazard to the Bernabeu.DH claim that the La Liga side were after Hazard back in 2012 – during his final days at Lille – but Chelsea were able to fend off Real in the race for the Belgium international. 1 Chelsea star Eden Hazard
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOn Sunday, the 44-year-old former karate champ’s supporters will host a benefit to raise funds for his foundation, Kidneys Quest. Organizers plan martial-arts displays, live music, comedy and card games. They will auction off martial-arts and music memorabilia, including a rare guitar signed by members of Guns N’ Roses. Doctors diagnosed Urquidez, a San Fernando general contractor, with the disease seven years ago. They gave him six months to live, but by watching his diet and staying in shape, he managed to stay relatively healthy. Now, constant fatigue slows his still-imposing frame. Reluctant to ask for help at first, he came forward when he saw that a kidney transplant would incur tens of thousands of dollars on top of his insurance. He has found three potential organ donors for himself but wants to use the foundation to spread awareness and funds for the transplant process for himself and others. “This doesn’t end with me,” he said. “The foundation is to help everyone in need of a kidney. I went through seven years of dealing with this, so I think other people can use what I learned.” His uncle William “Blinky” Rodriguez, a kick-boxer and anti-gang activist, has gotten involved, calling in favors and spreading the word throughout the martial-arts community. After Rodriguez’s wife, boxing pioneer Lily Urquidez Rodriguez, died of kidney failure in January, the fight took on even more urgent meaning. “We don’t want to lose him,” Rodriguez said. “We’re not used to asking; we’re used to giving. … But now, we need some help.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3738 The Our Gang Poker Run benefitting Arnold Urquidez Jr. is Sunday, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on Sunday. Call (818) 590-4606 or (818) 521-6348, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From the first time he stepped into the ring at age 3, Arnold Urquidez Jr. always battled. Following his famed father, Arnold Sr., and uncle Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, he built his body into a hardened fighting machine. As he grew up in Mission Hills, he earned his black belt in karate at 15 and drew on his family legacy in martial arts to instruct others. Now, he’s in a different sort of struggle, fighting off kidney failure. With only 8 percent function in both kidneys, a condition brought on by childhood scarlet fever, he recently began dialysis and hopes a transplant will help him regain a normal existence. “This is my fight for my life,” he said. “But with God and my family on my side, there’s nothing I can’t do.”
“I’m more excited for the playoffs than the 1,000 yards or rookie of the year or the big season I’ve had,” Williams said. “Because from everything I know about the NFL, it’s what you do in the playoffs that counts. This is when you really make a name for yourself.” Washington coach Joe Gibbs said the Redskins will have their hands full Saturday. “I thought the first part of the year, when he was healthy, I think that is about as good as I’ve seen anybody run,” Gibbs said. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman’s relentless style of play made an immediate mark in the NFL, earning him the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Known as “Lights Out” for his hard hits and aggressive demeanor, Merriman received 28 ½ votes to easily beat Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who got 16 ½. “You would like to go to the playoffs and the Super Bowl as a team, but with all I’ve worked for and put in, this is a big honor for me,” Merriman said. Merriman finished with a team-high 10 sacks among his 54 tackles. NFL NOTES: Jets coach Herman Edwards is close to becoming the next coach of the Chiefs, according to a source with knowledge of the teams’ discussions over a compensation package. … Players Daunte Culpepper, Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie, charged with misdemeanors in connection with the Vikings’ “Love Boat” incident for their alleged lewd and lascivious conduct, pleaded not guilty. … Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson missed a second day of practice, but said his sprained right wrist will not prevent him from playing against New England in the playoffs Saturday. … Bills owner Ralph Wilson fired president Tom Donahoe and offensive coordinator Tom Clements, but said coach Mike Mularkey’s job is safe. … Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey practiced on his injured ankle for the first time in more than a week and might be available for Sunday’s playoff game, but linebacker Antonio Pierce remained in a cast and sounded doubtful he would return from his high ankle sprain. … The Falcons fired QB coach Mike Johnson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In doing so, he also ran away with The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. “I’m one of those people who believes in goals, so I set them high,” Williams said. “I wanted to come in and run for well over 1,000 yards, win Rookie of the Year, go to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson He’s three-quarters of the way through that list. The resurgent Bucs (11-5) begin pursuit of the remaining objective when they host the Washington Redskins on Saturday in the NFC wild-card round. Williams, who rushed for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns, drew 47 votes Wednesday from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. His running mate at Auburn, Ronnie Brown of the Dolphins, received one vote, as did tight end Heath Miller of Pittsburgh and offensive lineman Logan Mankins of New England. “It’s an award he’s obviously earned. It’s a reflection of him and his family, the kind of worker he is. But it also reflects our team,” coach Jon Gruden said. “He’s got a lot more awards coming if he keeps doing what he’s doing. I promise you that.” Williams moved into the starting lineup immediately and became the first player in league history to begin his career with three consecutive 100-yard games, including a season-high 158 against Green Bay. Later, Williams, who finished with a team-record six 100-yard games, overcame a foot sprain to pull out of a midseason slump and help the Bucs surge past Atlanta and Carolina to win their first division title since Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl three seasons ago. TAMPA, Fla. — Lofty goals and plenty of self-confidence barely prepared Carnell Williams for all the success he’s had in his first NFL season. The sleek, fast and powerful running back nicknamed “Cadillac” not only burst onto the scene in record-breaking fashion but helped transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from also-ran to NFC South champions.
Up to 800 people gathered in Letterkenny this afternoon for a Bin The Bills protest.BINNING THOSE BILLS! Pic by Northwest Newspix.The march was organised by Can’t Pay Wont Pay but was down in numbers from previous protest marches.The group were supported by a number of groups including the Rigth2Water Donegal branch. A number of speakers addressed the crowd at Market Square after walking from the Port Roundabout at Mr Chippie.Amongst those who attended to bin their bill was Thomas Pringle TD and a number of local councillors including chairman of Donegal County Council, Cllr John Campbell and Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig.The large protest crowd walks up the Port Road in Letterkenny. UP TO 800 GATHER IN LETTERKENNY FOR ‘BIN THE BILLS’ PROTEST MARCH was last modified: April 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bin the Billsdonegalletterkennywater charges
Ten more towns throughout Donegal are to be included under the Waste Management (Household Food Waste) Regulations 2012 from next month, July 2015.They are: Ballyshannon, Ballybofey-Stranorlar, Buncrana, Bunbeg-Derrybeg, Bundoran, Carndonagh, Donegal Town and Lifford.Since July 2014 these regulations have placed an obligation on householders in Letterkenny to ‘source segregate’ their household food waste and present it for collection for processing. Alternatively a householder was allowed to compost their food waste on their own property. In either event household food waste cannot be mixed with general residual waste destined for disposal at landfills.From July 2016 the regulations will apply to a further 19 towns and villages.It is a condition of the Waste Collectors Permits to provide this service (Brown Bin) and for appropriate treatment/processing. The Council has been engaging with the Collectors to ensure their compliance.What does this mean for the householder?These regulations mean the householder will be required to keep their food waste out of the ‘residual’ bin and present it for collection by their waste collector. An additional bin will be provided by the waste collector and households are encouraged to contact their own waste collector for further information.All food waste, including meats and dairy products will go into the new bin.Waste collectors will advise on what can and cannot go into the food waste bin.Where does this waste go? The food waste will be composted and the final product will be used for soil conditioning either on gardens or on farmlands. What does the householder need to do to get their bin and is there additional costs involved?All the householder should have to do is contact their waste collector and ask for a food waste bin. For householders on fixed rate charges there should be no increased cost. For Pay as You Throw customers they should contact their waste collector for more information.There are new regulations due regarding household waste charges which should lead to the householder being rewarded for their efforts in separating out the waste fractions in their homes. These regulations should be in place by mid-2016.Why is this change being introduced? All EU states are obliged to comply with the EU Waste Framework Directive, which amongst other things provides for the removal of biodegradable wastes from landfills. This is to protect the environment now and in the future from the consequences of the decomposition of wastes such as food that results in highly polluting leachates and greenhouse gases such as methane.By removing food waste from landfills the production of these pollutants is considerably reduced, which in turn reduces the cost of running the landfills now and for next 40 years.This does not just benefit us today but will be a worthwhile legacy for our children in the future.TEN MORE TOWNS ACROSS DONEGAL TO BE PART OF FOOD WASTE REGULATIONS was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:binsdonegalfoodwaste
LYFS were awarded the funding after successfully completing a rigorous selection process. Only three groups in Ireland have been selected to deliver this project the others being in Dublin and Limerick, all funded by The Community Foundation for Ireland.This youth led project will allow the group, to develop, design and distribute a fully usable tool that represents the services and resources available in their community.If you or anyone you know are interested in this exciting new project, you can contact us via the following methods: on Facebook search for @LetterkennyYouth or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone: 074 9123078 or drop into LYFS at New Line House, New Line Road, Letterkenny.We will be on the streets conducting surveys in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for us and you could be in with a chance to win prizes for completing our surveys! Community mapping project for Letterkenny was last modified: August 15th, 2016 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:community mappingletterkennylyfs Letterkenny Youth and Family Service (LYFS) are proud to announce a new Community Mapping project in Letterkenny.Letterkenny Active Mapping Project (LAMP) will highlight and map the resources and services available in Letterkenny.The project aims to put together a vibrant, dynamic, creative group of young people who are not in employment, education or training, who want to have a positive contribution in their community and are aged between 16-30 yrs. No previous skills or experience necessary.
A young Letterkenny man has died after taking legal highs.Tragic Jimmy GuichardFormer St Eunans player Jimmy Guichard, 20, suffered a heart attack and severe brain damage within hours of taking one of the herbal substances.His mother Karen Audino said he was found unconscious next to an empty plastic bag from controversial legal high shop UK Skunkworks. Jimmy moved to England just a few weeks ago to look after his dad who is suffering from cancer.Just 24 hours after taking the substance Karen held her ‘fit and healthy’ son in her arms after the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life-support machine.Jimmy was a member of the St Eunan’s team which won the minor hurling championship in 2011.The club this week passed on their sympathies to Jimmy’s family. Tragic Jimmy’s mother Karen is now demanding a change in the law on shops like UK Skunkworks – a campaign backed by two Tory MPs.Karen, 42, who has launched a Facebook campaign, said: ‘Jimmy was fit and healthy, even the doctors said his organs were perfect.‘I believe what he smoked caused this and I want those shops banned, so nobody else has to go through this pain.‘The first place he laid was in my arms, and it was the last place he was going to be.’She added: ‘I understand people are often quick to point blame and I’m not saying my son’s death is wholly the shop’s fault. ‘Jimmy bought the drug and would have known the risks – a young boy in our town died when his heart exploded in his chest after taking a legal high.‘But these are dangerous substances and selling them on the high street encourages people to try them.‘I know you can get it online but people, like Jimmy, are just after a quick fix.‘There’s no way he would have bothered to search online and pay for it and then wait for it to be delivered. It just wouldn’t have happened. ‘I just don’t want his death to be a waste, I hope it will help in proving what these legal highs can do and get the laws changed on selling them.’Jimmy, who had applied to join the Army, had recently moved from Donegal to Gravesend, Kent, to care for his cancer-stricken father Martin.He bought the legal high from UK Skunkworks shop in Chatham, Kent, on October 2 and was found collapsed on his bed just hours later.He regained consciousness after a heart attack but his brain swelled causing bleeding and severe brain damage.His mother, a fast food restaurant manager, dashed from Donegal to his bedside at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent.Jimmy passed away just before midnight on October 3.A post-mortem has been carried and his family are waiting for the results of the toxicology report.YOUNG DONEGAL MAN DIES AFTER TAKING LEGAL HIGHS was last modified: October 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSSt Eunans