first_imgThe character, the fight and the faith in the triumph of a reborn Kirolbet Baskonia ended this Sunday with the Real Madrid streak at the Wizink Center, where he accumulated 17 straight wins in the League and did not lose since March 24, 2019 (94 -95).In a battle from beginning to end in which the bases Facundo Campazzo and Pierrie Henry staged a huge scoring duel, with 27 and 26 points, respectively, the Baskonist victory was decided by small details and not decided until the last seconds.The whites had a shot to win, but Sergio Llull, who also shone with 23 points, was not right from his field and his team ended up giving up his third loss of the week, although he fought until the last possession.With Campazzo as director of operations and all the equipment plugged in from the triple, it seemed that Real Madrid would suffer less than expected since, at the beginning, a rival who started with one less march was shown much superior in all facets of the game and I didn’t know how to stop the rush of the ACB leader.The Argentine base, with three of the six triples converted by the whites in the first ten minutes – in which he added thirteen points and 17 valuation -, became owner and lord of the clash, well seconded by his compatriot Gabriel Deck and Llull .Behind, Usman Garuba became the shadow of a then-off Tornike Shengelia, a reflection of the poor staging of the players trained by Dusko Ivanovic, who only added 14 valuation points for 42 of the Madrid players after a first quarter clear local color (32-18, min 10).The second act the script was very different. From the hand of a unleashed Henry, Kirolbet Baskonia was plugged into the game with a 0-13 partial set that got him into battle.The American base, author of 19 points in the first half, was the revulsive of a team that took the character that he lacked in the previous minutes. A basket under the ring of Shengelia culminated the comeback and gave theirs the first advantage of the afternoon after seventeen minutes of white domination (36-37). First defeat in the WiZink of Pablo Laso’s team 01/19/2020 – 20:45 Image: EFE The defense of Baskonia blinded all the attack routes to the players of a Pablo Laso who could not find solutions on the bench. The success of the beginning disappeared and, if in the first quarter they were able to score 32 points, in the second they stayed in six.With a partial for the visitors of 21-6 in those ten minutes, the match reached the intermediate with minimal baskonista advantage and everything to be decided in the second part (38-39, min 20).The fight gained in intensity after passing through changing rooms. Baskonia hit first with a 0-5 start but lost Henry to a muscle problem, although he was able to return to the track shortly after.The leaders of the League reacted immediately with two triples of Campazzo and a Llull that began to take center stage in attack.The exchange of blows from all positions and the fight for each ball maintained equality and emotion throughout the room although the Vitorians, with Shengelia increasing their performance and Fall doing a lot of damage under the hoop, won the points and were able to arrive ahead of the decisive ten minutes (60-63, min 30).Real Madrid put one more march into their game and decided to go for the win. Two triples from Campazzo and Thompkins were followed by two steals culminating in counterattack. Ivanovic had to stop the game to stop a white team that was more plugged into the final quarter.But he did not succeed and, after receiving the sixth triple of the Argentine base on the next play, he asked for another timeout when he was seven down after a partial against 17-7 (77-70, min 34).Campazzo was so grown up at that point that he even dared to plug the giant Fall (2.21) from his 181 centimeters high, although the referees ended up whistling for personal foul.A triple from the corner of Italian Polonara returned the advantage to Kirolbet four and a half minutes from the end. His team had resisted the white rebellion and was beginning to believe in surprising the leader on an impregnable court this season.When he was on the ropes, with six down two minutes from the end, Campazzo plugged his seventh triple. Llull, from the same distance, tied for 40 seconds, although a mate with a hand of Shengelia ended the illusions of a Real Madrid who had a shot to win, but Llull failed from his field the triple that would have given him the victory .– Data sheet: 94 – Real Madrid (32 + 6 + 22 + 34): Campazzo (27), Llull (23), Deck (13), Garuba (6) and Tavares (4) -initial team-, Causeur (10), Laprovittola ( -), Reyes (8), Thompkins (3) and Taylor (-).95 – Kirolbet Baskonia (18 + 21 + 24 + 32): Henry (26), Janning (9), Shields (9), Shengelia (16) and Eric (-) – titular quintet -, Fall (16), Staukas ( 7), Polonara (12).Referees: Antonio Conde, Sergio Manuel and Vicente Martínez Silla. They eliminated Henry and Fall for fouls.Incidents: Party of the eighteenth day of the Endesa League, first of the second round, played at the WiZink Center in Madrid before 9,852 spectators.Antonio Sotolast_img read more

first_imgRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc The referee called Yerzhan’s attention numerous times in the match for clinching and using his arms to ward off the 2015 bronze medalist, but despite the warnings, the bout went on, with Yerzhan possibly earning points solely for his grit.Not helping Ladon’s case was him failing to land his power punches, which could have helped his case when the match went to the scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With Ladon bowing out early, the Philippines’ hopes are left on the shoulders of Dannel Maamo in the flyweight division.However, his path to the championship is expected to be a rocky one as he braces for top-seed Yosvany Veitia of Cuba. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Rogen Ladon.Rogen Ladon bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship came to a sudden halt as he suffered a stunning split decision defeat to Zhomart Yerzhan of Kazakhstan at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.Seeded fifth in the light flyweight tourney and already getting a bye in the round-of-16, Ladon had a tough time dispatching his Kazakh foe as he was matched with a feisty challenger from the start.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PH fights for gold in men’s squash Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Harden, who shot 10 of 17 from the field, had 15 points in the third quarter. Chris Paul added 24 points and nine assists, including 18 points in the first half, as the Rockets built a 71-59 halftime lead.“Yeah, tonight we did a really good job,” Harden said. “Other than our turnovers, I think the pace, guard, offense, defensively how active we were. It’s pretty much a complete game.”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 ChrissClint Capella finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds for Houston, which shot 57 percent from the floor, including 20 of 47 from 3-point range.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said the Rockets were able to find the open shooters, and that was orchestrated by Harden and Paul. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Vucevic scores 36, Magic end Lakers’ 4-game win streak Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, drives to the basket past Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Houston’s offense continues to improve, and the Rockets keep on winning.James Harden had 34 points and eight assists, and the Rockets used a big first-half run on the way to their fourth straight victory, a 132-112 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De’Aaron Fox added 19 points, and Marvin Bagley had 16 points off the bench for Sacramento, which shot 45 percent from the field.“Sometimes we just didn’t make shots, although we scored 112 points and should’ve been able to give ourselves a chance to win,” Fox said. “We just have to be able to get stops out there.”Houston used a 20-5 run at the end of the first quarter and start of the second to open a 45-32 lead. Eric Gordon hit consecutive 3-pointers with 10 minutes left in the second and Paul had 12 in the run. Houston’s lead grew to 57-41 on a Gary Clark 3-pointer with 5 ½ left in the first half that capped a 9-0 run.The Rockets pushed the lead to 98-74 with four minutes left in the third when Harden scored 10 straight points. The Kings got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.TIP-INSKings: Bogdan Bogdanovic had 14 points, and Justin Jackson had 10 points off the bench. … Sacramento shot 11 of 35 from behind the arc. … Sacramento had 64 points in the paint.Rockets: The 132 points was a season-high for Houston. … Gerald Green had 17 points, and Gordon had 11 points off the bench. … Houston finished 20 of 24 from the free throw line.BLOCK PARTYHouston tied a season-high with 10 blocks against the Kings, led by five from Clint Capela. Houston only had 10 or more blocks in a game once last season.UP NEXTcenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kings: Host Oklahoma City on Monday night.Rockets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That’s Clint being such a presence in the middle that he opens the outside up, and he was open for himself,” D’Antoni said. “So it was a good balance.”After starting the season 1-5, Houston has won seven of its last nine games to move above .500 for the first time.“We’re making shots, playing the right pace, and it’s our defensive end though,” Paul said. “We gave up over 100 tonight, but for the most part, the defense was good.”Buddy Hield shot 10 for 17 and finished with 23 points and seven rebounds to lead the Kings, who have lost three of their last four games.“This is a tough team to play on the back end of a back-to-back, and they were rested, they were focused, they were locked in and they do it well, they do it really well,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We tried to give them different looks. We’re not at a college or graduate level experience wise in playing pick-and-rolls the way these guys are a scientist at it.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU would like to make reference to an article appearing in the September 24 edition of Guyana Chronicle where Minister of Finance Winston Jordan promised workers in the public sector a pay rise this year. The Chronicle quoted Minister Jordan as saying “[p]ublic servants will get a salary increase this year and a bigger increase in 2020…” For the beleaguered public servants, hardpressed by the circumstances of contemporary life in Guyana, the promised increase must have been welcome news. How much the increase will be able to alleviate the difficulties of life that public servants find themselves in is an entirely different question altogether.The Minister is also reported to have said that the specific increase would be a product of collective bargaining between the Administration and the GPSU. However, we saw only recently the GPSU President, Mr Patrick Yarde, questioning the sincerity of the Administration’s commitment to collective bargaining. It also did not escape our attention too that the Minister did not hesitate to say that if the ongoing discussions “…do not come to a decisive conclusion, the Administration… will pay something”. It goes to show that a tiger can never lose its stripes.From the article, our Union also noticed that the Minister said the Government was concerned about “…providing a viable, livable wage…” But while the Minister speaks about giving employees in the State sector a pay rise, a move we do not oppose, he and his colleagues, in the now questionable Government, have decided, without any remorse, it seems, not to give the workers of the State-owned sugar sector a raise in pay since they took office.Today, the nation’s sugar workers, the GAWU must reiterate, are essentially working for 2014 pay though times and circumstances have changed dramatically since then. We need not remind the nation of the several measures implemented by the APNU/AFC that have heightened the cost-of-living. We need not remind too that under the coalition Administration, long-standing benefits and other conditions of work enjoyed by sugar workers were simply ignored or suspended altogether. It was, for the GAWU, not surprising, though saddening, to see that between 2014 and 2017, sugar workers were taking home some $284,000 less per annum. That is nearly $24,000 less per month or $6000 per week. Given the situation nowadays, it is neither hard nor difficult to imagine what that has done to the well-being of the sugar workers and their families.So today, while the Minister boasts about a living wage, a concept our nation should embrace, he forgets, unashamedly, that during his time as a national leader, he and his colleagues, by their actions, have pushed workers near to or beyond the poverty line.  He fails to mention that they have been treated like step-children not deserving of equal treatment and pay.Today, the promises heard about 20 per cent increase that was shouted out by nowaday Government officials during the 2015 elections campaign rings hollow. Today, they and their families are forced to pinch every dollar as they struggle daily to make their ends meet. Today, the workers of the sugar industry have retrogressed rather than progressed under the “good life” Government.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

first_imgThe search for 42-year-old George Piper, who, with his 18-year-old son Ravin Piper, was tossed out of the boat in which he was travelling after a Public Health Ministry vessel collided with their boat at the mouth of the Moruca River in the North West District of Region One (Barima/Waini) at about 22:00hrs on Friday last, has been intensified after the body of 18-year-old Ravin was recovered at the confluence of the Moruca and Pomeroon Rivers early on Sunday morning.Missing: George PiperPolice say Ravin Piper’s body was found by Coast Guard ranks at about 08:00h on Sunday morning.The duo became involved in the mishapas they were returning home from a trip to Charity, which they had made in a 17-foot vessel captained by its owner, Uklana France of Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One. France survived the mishap.Police detailed on Sunday that the accident occurred when a vessel owned by the Kumaka District Hospital allegedly collided with France’s boat, and the resulting impact hurled overboard the captain of the Government vessel and four of its occupants, but they were rescued.George Piper’s sister, Paula Evans, told Guyana Times on Sunday that she was informed that the authorities, with assistance from residents, have increased their efforts to locate her brother, dead or alive.“My nephew went to Charity to do some shopping, and my brother was in the Pomeroon by our land, so when my nephew was finished, he went in and collected by brother late in the night for them to go home. So my brother, his son and his friend ‘Wood’ (France) were in the boat when the incident happened,” she related.She said she was informed that France’s boat was equipped with lights suitable for night travel, and that the Police at Moruca have France in custody while the captain of the Government vessel has been allowed to leave. This, she said is a cause for concern, since the Kumaka District Hospital vessel was the one that had collided with France’s boat, which was heading in the opposite direction.The missing George Piper, father of seven additional children, youngest of whom is allegedly five years old, is feared dead.last_img read more

first_img[asset|aid=3080|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=200827cc4b9e0742737af6c7216d4f62-Zimmer 2_1_Pub.mp3] Some of his other points include getting rid of wasteful government spending, justice reform, democratic reform – including having an elected senate – and to continue to build a strong military.Zimmer was born in Dawson Creek and has lived in Fort St. John for most of his life. He attended Trinity Western University and the University of British Columbia and has been involved with politics since 1987, when he signed up with the Reform Party.The competition for the candidate nomination is anticipated to become difficult as more people are also expected to announce their candidacy but Zimmer says he hopes to work hard to gain the nomination.Advertisement Photo: Bob Zimmer stands with his family after he officially announced he would run to represent the federal Conservatives in the next election./Kimberley MolinaBob Zimmer has officially announced he will be running for the federal Conservative candidacy.- Advertisement -The current CEO of the Conservative Prince George-Peace River Electoral District Association and North Peace Secondary School teacher made the announcement at the Pomeroy Hotel, Wednesday.Zimmer says he has lived and worked in various communities in the riding and feels he understands what the needs are of the people within the region.[asset|aid=3079|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=200827cc4b9e0742737af6c7216d4f62-Zimmer 1_1_Pub.mp3] He has announced five key points to his platform. One part of the platform addresses the economy, including making the area more attractive for businesses.Advertisement [asset|aid=3081|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=200827cc4b9e0742737af6c7216d4f62-Zimmer 4_1_Pub.mp3] He is currently the second person to have officially announced his candidacy after Don Irwin, Fort St. John city councillor and principal for the Christian Life School, made an announcement nearly two weeks ago.last_img read more

first_imgCOLUMN: This week the Mavericks team have decided to have a look at skin types and how to take care of your skin.Knowing your own skin type is critical to ensuring you are using the most appropriate Face Wash, Moisturiser or Scrub. Normal Skin: Most common skin type with combination of small and medium pores, resulting in little or no dry or oily areas.You will need to moisturise any drier areas, typically the cheeks, while treating the oiliness of any oilier areas such as forehead, nose and chin.Cleansing: There are plenty of Cleansers for normal skin on the market. If your T-zone is oily, you should use a Toner once a day. Moisturising: The last thing you want to do is make your T-zone even oilier. So use a Moisturiser only where you need it. If your under-eye area is dry use a cream specifically formulated for this delicate skin.Sun Protection: Opt for an oil-free Moisturiser or Sunscreen with at-least SPF-15.Dry/Sensitive Skin: Smaller pores dehydrate and give skin the feeling of being tight and dry.Although that tight, parched feeling in the skin can be age-related, using a Wash or Cleanser that’s too harsh or a Moisturiser that’s not rich enough for your skin’s needs can also cause dry skin.A gentle skin care routine can help make even the driest skin more supple and radiant. Cleansing: Dry skin should be cleaned using a creamy Face Wash twice a day. Exfoliate with a gentle Facial Scrub once or twice a week and use a Face Mask once or twice a month.Moisturising: The drier your skin, the more hydrating ingredients your Moisturiser should contain. Apply the Moisturiser when your face and body are still damp to lock in the moisture.Sun Protection: Dry skin produces less oil than other skin types, so its more vulnerable to inflammation. Use an SPF-15 Sunscreen year round.Oily Skin: Consists of larger pores that secrete more sebum and leave skin surface shiny.If you have oily skin, consider yourself blessed. The oil you bemoan now is a built in lubricant that will benefit your skin, as you grow older.Cleansing: If you are using harsh soaps and alcohol-laden astringents to dry the oil discontinue immediately. Over time these products can damage your skin – and they may encourage already overactive oil glands to step up production.Try a mild Facial Cleanser every morning in the shower, followed by an astringent Toner.Exfoliate with a mild Facial Scrub two or three times per week and use a Face Mask once a week.Moisturising: Go for Moisturisers that are water based because they’re lighter than creams and tend to contain less oil, so they won’t clog pores.Sun Protection: Try oil-free Sunscreens to avoid breakouts. They’ll keep your skin safe from the sun without the extra shine.If there is any more you would like to know on this topic just call in to Mavericks on Larkins Lane, Lower Main St. Letterkenny, we would only be too delighted to point you in the right direction, that is what we do.We stock an ever expanding range of male grooming products.Our range consists of only the best and selected after an extensive trial by the Mavericks themselves.Alternatively check us out on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Maverick-Traditional-Barbershop-1544230652533677/?fref=tsARE YOU A MAVERICK? TIPS ON YOUR SKIN TYPE AND HOW TO TREAT IT……. was last modified: May 18th, 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:columnFeaturesMavericks Barbersnewslast_img read more

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESIRELAND TRIPThe club organised a trip for our under 14 and 16 teams to the Ireland v’s Gibraltar game on Saturday in the Aviva. A great days fun was had by all the lads who behaved very well on the day and were a credit to their families and the club. GOOD LUCKThe club would like to extend their best wishes to Benny McLaughlin who is in the Donegal League Oscar Traynor team that are to play the Cavan/ Monaghan League on Sunday.CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 7, 8, 10, 15. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Eugene Kelly, The Weavers.Next weeks jackpot is €1050. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Rovers senior team travelled through The Gap to take on Donegal Town on Sunday and came back with a valuable point. Kyle Lafferty scored for Cappry in the 1-1 draw. No game this weekend.Senior training is on Wednesday evening. Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm. CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s played Bunagee Utd on Saturday evening in Cappry and had an evening to forget. They were reduced to 10 men after 5 minutes and they were really up against it after that. They showed great character for the rest of the 1st half but went in at the break 2 nil down. Things went from bad to worse in the 2nd half and unfortunately they finished the wrong side of a 7-1 result with Matthew McGinley grabbing the Cappry goal.Their next match is away to Swilly Rovers this Saturday at 4pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’s The under 16’s are back in action again this weekend in the National Cup with an away trip to Buncrana.Day and time to be confirmed.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sThe under 14’s beat Castlefin Celtic 6-1 in their opening league game in Cappry Park. The Cappry goals came from Jamie Murray (2), Kieran Neeson, Alex McGeehan and 2 own goals.They are playing Bunagee Utd this weekend in the National cup in Cappry Park.No times set yet.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sThe under 12’s are back in action again this Saturday with a home game against Lagan Harps.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGCappry Rovers are starting a Last Man Standing competition based on Premier league games starting with the fixtures on the 1st week of November.Anybody interested can get coupons by contacting Danny (087 7797581), Jamie (087 7524128) or any of the coaches. All coupons to be in by 7pm, Friday 31st.Good luck to all.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY HELD TO 1-1 DRAW BY DONEGAL TOWN ON SUNDAY was last modified: October 14th, 2014 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:CappryNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

first_imgSick vandals attacked a memorial plaque erected to a Garda killed in the line of duty in Co Donegal and then dumped it outside his grieving girlfriend’s house.Gardai say they are disgusted by the attack on the plaque put up in Burt by the heartbroken family of the late Garda Gary McLoughlin.The 24 year old Garda died when he was struck by a car on December 14th, 2009. Criminal Martin McDermott, who had more than 80 convictions when he killed Garda McLoughlin, was later sentenced to seven years for his manslaughter.The plaque was erected at the scene of Gary’s death at Lisfannon, Burt by his family last year.The plaque reads simply “For some moments in life there are no words.”However Gardai believe that on Monday night or early Tuesday morning last the plaque was smashed into different pieces. One of the pieces was then taken more than 25 kms away to the late Garda McLoughlin’s girlfriend Shauna Bradley’s home at Drumfries outside Buncrana.The vandals left the piece of the plaque on the bonnet of a disused car belonging to a family member and also sprayed ‘RIP’ on the piece of the plaque.Garda Superintendent Kevin English told Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty Show he and all members of An Garda Siochana have been left ‘sickened and disgusted’ by the mindless attack.“I have no words to adequately describe what happened – it was sick, vile and sinister in the extreme and it has caused untold hurt to the family of Gary, the community and all his colleagues.“It is a depraved act carried out by people who have no respect for anyone and it is a direct attack on Gary, his family and An Garda Siochana,” he said. Supt English revealed he has been in touch with the late Garda McLoughlin’s family including his dad Noel and mum Una.He said they are devastated by what has happened and cannot understand why someone has done this to the memory of their youngest son.Earlier this month the McLoughlin family travelled from their native Fenagh in Co Leitrim to receive a posthumous honour from Donegal County Council in memory of Gary.Garda Supt English said he doesn’t know how much the McLoughlin family can take. “These people not only removed the plaque but also sprayed graffiti on it. I don’t know how anyone can stoop so low. I don’t known how much more this family can take.“They have endured the loss of their son, a criminal trial and then the escape of Martin McDermott. All they ask is time to grieve for their unnecessary loss.“There are no words to describe it. I have never experienced such an act. They now find themselves plunged into further grief.“They are deeply, deeply hurt and are totally confused as to why someone would want to inflict such pain on them,” he said.The leading Garda vowed that everything will be done to track down the people who carried out the depraved act.“I have no doubt in my mind that the majority of people in Buncrana and Donegal will be repulsed by this.“They have been very supportive to the McLoughlin family and no effort will be spared by us to bring the perpetrators who done this to justice.“I would ask people to come forward and I am confident that whoever did this is from the local community. They knew what additional hurt and pain they were going to cause by doing this,” he said.EndsWHY? SICK VANDALS WRECK LATE GARDA’S PLAQUE AND DUMP IT AT GIRLFRIEND’S HOUSE was last modified: May 26th, 2012 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:Garda Gary McLoughlinLisfannonplaquelast_img read more

first_imgALISO VIEJO – A 19-year-old in a black cape and helmet went on a shooting rampage Saturday in this upscale Southern California neighborhood, killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide, authorities said. William Freund, 19, left his home about 9 a.m. and drove less than 100 yards to a house where he shot and killed 22-year-old Christina Smith and her 45-year-old father Vernon Smith with a shotgun, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. A 20-year-old man, who was the brother and son of the victims, also was in the house. He fled from the gunman and ran out the back of the house after hearing the shots, Amormino said. After leaving the house, Freund walked across the street and fired into another house, Amormino said. A person inside suffered cuts from broken glass. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Another neighbor who heard the commotion came outside and was confronted by Freund, who tried to fire his weapon, Amormino said. When it misfired, Freund returned to his own house and committed suicide, he said. Authorities said the motive for the shootings was unknown and there was no known link between Freund and the victims. “It may have been random,” Amormino said. Police tape blocked off much of the large subdivision in the hills above Aliso Viejo, a wealthy section of south Orange County where median home prices exceed $600,000. Built in 1995, the neighborhood of mostly beige two-story homes was quiet Saturday afternoon, with people washing their cars and children in Halloween costumes playing in the street. People who lived in the neighborhood were troubled by the violence, describing it as a family community where residents often socialize. “For this neighborhood, it’s shocking,” said 33-year-old resident Ian Brown. 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