Cagulangan, Sotto captain NBTC All-Star squads

first_img“Mostly, my backcourt can play multiple positions. Their roles varies, may it be to get ready to shoot or get the ball down. They’re versatile,” said Bienvenida. “Bottomline, they’re fast, they defend well on perimeter, and we have good anchors in our big men.”Meanwhile, pairing up with Sotto in Team Cherifer Hustle are Ateneo teammate SJ Belangel, Will Gozum of Mapua, RJ Abarrientos of FEU-Diliman, CJ Cansino of UST, Rhayyan Amsali, Terrence Fortea, and Miguel Oczon of NU, Harvey Pagsanjan of Hope Christian, Joem Sabandal of Adamson, Mac Guadaña of Lyceum, and Alex Visser of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.“It’s a mixture of defense and offense, and I stuck with defense first,” said Silva. “In the end, I was able to get offensive players.”The 2017-18 National Basketball Training Center season is proudly sponsored by Chooks-to-Go, Darlington, Cherifer, Petron, Akari, Hino Motors, Freego Jeans, and Exped Socks.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams wins 1st match in comeback at Indian Wells Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img La Salle Greenhills coach Marvin Bienvenida made his star guard Cagulangan as the first overall pick in the High School All-Star Draft on Thursday as the NCAA Season 93 Finals MVP spearheads Team Cherifer Heart, coached by Chris Gavina.On the other hand, Ateneo coach Joe Silva had no second thoughts building his squad around 15-year-old prodigy Kai Sotto as the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP leads Team Cherifer Hustle, coached by Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe annual High School All-Star Game will serve as the culmination of the eight-week Chooks-to-Go/NBTC 24 ranking process, where coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician determined the best 24 high school players in the country in the UAAP, NCAA, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments.Joining Cagulangan in Team Cherifer Heart are Aaron Fermin of Arellano, L-Jay Gonzales of FEU-Diliman, Dave Ildefonso of Ateneo, Warren Bonifacio and Clint Escamis of Mapua, John Galinato of Chiang Kai Shek, Inand Fornilos of La Salle Greenhills, Evan Nelle of San Beda, Raven Cortez of La Salle Zobel, and Biern Laurente and Joshua Yerro of UV. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Joel Cagulangan and his side will have their hands full against Kai Sotto and his crew when the Darlington-National Basketball Training Center High School All-Star Game rolls on March 23 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Torrance waits for last minute

first_imgTorrance (2-0) began the drive with a 30-yard completion that was nullified by a holding penalty. The Tartars bounced back on the next play, handing off to fullback Ryan Davis, who broke free up the middle for a 75-yard touchdown to give the Tartars the lead and ultimately the win. Davis, who had only three carries prior to the touchdown scamper, finished with 91 yards rushing on only four carries and also started at linebacker, recording six tackles. Prior to the final minute, both offenses were unable to get untracked against stifling defenses. Torrance’s double wing-T offense struggled. Michael Andrews and Jarred Wilson handled most of the carries for the Tartars. Andrews had 14 carries for 32 yards while Wilson rushed 10 times, gaining only 16 yards. Burbank (0-1) put together small drives led by Hunter, who was 19-for-24 passing for 159 yards, but was unable to finish in the end zone. From news services Points were at a premium in Friday night’s nonleague contest between Burbank and Torrance at Zamperini Stadium. There were only zeros on the scoreboard through nearly 47 minutes of play, when a wild final minute of the game changed everything and gave Torrance a 7-0 win. Following an interception of Burbank quarterback Kevin Hunter, a Tartars offense that much like its counterpart had struggled most of the game, took over at its own 20-yard line with only a minute left. The Tartars extended their early season defensive dominance, forcing a fumble and grabbing the late interception en route to recording a second straight shutout after last week’s 20-0 victory over Hawthorne. – Matt Lopez Culver City pulls one out It wasn’t the stellar night that Culver City quarterback Darius Banks might have envisioned for himself and his team, but the Centaurs came away victorious in their nonleague season opener. Banks completed 14 of 24 passes for 202 yards, connecting with Evan Cunningham for a 28-yard touchdown pass late in the second half to lead Culver City to a 17-14 home win against rival St. Bernard. With just more than a minute remaining in the third quarter and Culver City trailing, 14-10, Banks lofted a perfect pass to the back of the end zone where the 6-foot-4 Cunningham outreached a St. Bernard defender for the score. St. Bernard, behind the running and passing of quarterback Ryan Simpson, looked poised to pull off an upset over the high-powered Centaurs. But the Vikings couldn’t sustain their attack with the Culver City defense focusing all of its attention on Simpson, who had 175 yards total offense. Culver City got on the scoreboard first in a defensive matchup that saw both teams emphasize the running game. Lowell Rose scored on a 13-yard run in the first quarter to give Culver City its first lead of the night. St. Bernard tied the game on a 25-yard touchdown scamper by Adam Long in the second quarter. Culver City then got a 28-yard field goal to make it 10-7 early in the third. The Vikings grabbed the lead on its next possession, when Simpson scored on a 25-yard run. That set the stage for Banks, who rushed for 83 yards, to provide the late heroics. “I think Darius is going to have a great year,” Culver City coach Tom Salter said. “I thought we moved the ball well until we got into the red zone. I don’t think we were as sharp as I’d hope we would have been.” – Dennis J. Freeman Gardena rally falls short Despite starting the game strong, Gardena failed to finish, losing, 20-12, to Jefferson in the nonleague season opener for both teams. Gardena nearly rallied from a 14-point deficit, but officials ruled that receiver Jabri Proby caught a pass out of bounds in the closing minutes, thwarting the Panthers’ comeback effort. “We are disappointed to lose,” Gardena coach Marshall Jones said. “We hurt ourselves with some plays in the first half, but we did some good things too, especially on offense.” Gardena took an early 6-0 lead after senior Donnis Broussard scored on a rushing play, but Jefferson tied the game on a punt return by Tyrone Moore near the end of the first quarter. Both PATs were missed. Jefferson then scored two consecutive touchdowns to take a commanding lead. Robert Thompson caught a scoring pass from Steven Richard, and Richard ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-6 lead in the second quarter. Brian Harris added another scoring run for Jefferson in the third quarter, but the two-point conversion failed, and Jefferson led, 20-6. Gardena closed the gap in the third quarter as quarterback Robert McCullough threw a touchdown pass to Emanuel Oseguera. The point-after kick failed again. Gardena couldn’t draw closer in the fourth quarter despite Proby’s valiant effort. – Noraly Hernandez Redondo gives it up Two first-half turnovers did in Redondo in its 34-14 nonleague loss at Mission Viejo. Redondo coughed up the ball on its side of the 50-yard line twice, helping Mission Viejo take a 27-0 lead at halftime. Running back Hayward Gray fumbled for one of those early turnovers. Quarterback Erik Wilson had an even tougher day, throwing four interceptions. Despite the point differential, Redondo was outgained by fewer than 70 yards. Mission Viejo had 282 total yards and Redondo finished with 217. Palos Verdes earns tie Linebacker Michael Collins returned a fumble for a touchdown and Matt Templin ran for a 10-yard touchdown, enabling Palos Verdes to earn a 15-15 nonleague tie at Beverly Hills. Both teams had rushers break double digits in yards with Roman Judkins going for 123 for Beverly Hills and Jamel Guerrero getting 105 for the Sea Kings. Palos Verdes also had two interceptions. – Huston Morse Buford, Comets impress Andre Buford rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns to lead Westchester in a 50-20 nonleague win at Manual Arts. Buford had scoring runs of 20, 65, 11 and 80 yards among his 11 carries, while catching two passes for 12 yards. Westchester quarterback Hermon Evans completed 10 of his 14 pass attempts, finishing with 110 yards and one touchdown. Evans also ran in two two-point conversions and passed for another. Linebacker Raymond Cleveland keyed Westchester’s defense, finishing with 13 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Morningside falters late Robert Hatchett rushed for 210 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead host Centennial, 22-10, over Morningside in a nonleague opener for both schools. Hatchett scored on an 85-yard touchdown pass and on a 95-yard run in the fourth quarter for Centennial (1-0). He had four receptions for 111 yards. Centennial quarterback Chris Smith completed 10 of 17 passes for 205 yards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Real Madrid and Germany star responds when quizzed by Man City speculation

first_img Could Toni Kroos be on his way to the Premier League this summer? Real Madrid star Toni Kroos has responded to reports linking him with a move to Manchester City, with the midfielder admitting: ‘You should never rule anything out in football’.The Germany international has been linked with both City and Bayern Munich this summer, but is ignoring the speculation while he focuses on Euro 2016.Kroos, who lifted a second Champions League title with Real in May having previously won it with Bayern in 2013, has been linked with a move back to his former club following Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as manager.However, he says he has not changed his mind about having turned his back on German football for good when he linked up with Ancelotti in Madrid in 2014.“I ruled out quite a while ago playing for a club in Germany again and this is still the case,” said the 26-year-old to Sport Bild magazine.Kroos has also been linked with a move to City and he would not rule out linking up with Pep Guardiola in the Premier League, but insisted his focus is currently elsewhere.“We’re in a tournament here where my total focus is on the semi-finals,” he said.“You know that you should never rule anything out in football, but I enjoy a great deal of respect from Real.” 1last_img read more

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NUCLEAR POWER TO BE DISCUSSED AT SLIGO IT

first_imgAgainst a backdrop of increasing public concern about the affordability future energy supplies, a public lecture about nuclear power will be hosted by IT Sligo’s School of Science next Wednesday, April 25th.The event will be addressed by three members of Better Environment with Nuclear Energy Group – Prof. Philip Walton, Prof. Ian McAulay and Denis Duff B.E.They will outline their perspective on the future of nuclear energy in Ireland, explaining why they believe nuclear energy should be a part of our energy mix. The lecture will include an accessible overview of the technical aspects of modern nuclear energy. Accidents in Windscale (Sellafield), Chernobyl, and Fukushima will also be reviewed. Prof. Philip Walton was Professor of Applied Physics at NUI, Galway from 1978 – 2005 and is now Emeritus Professor.  He served on the Board of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland for seven years.Prof. Ian McAulay has a background in health physics and has been extensively involved in measurements of radioactivity in the environment and in radiation protection. He was heavily involved in the nuclear debate thirty years ago and at that time was one of the Irish scientists trying to correct imbalances in the media coverage.Denis Duff B.E. is a mechanical engineer currently working in the power generation sector. He has wide experience of different electrical generation systems.  He was the lead engineer of an evaluation project on wind energy converters. He also commissioned a solid fuel station and is a manager at a combined cycle gas turbine station.The lecture will take place in lecture theatre A0006 in IT Sligo’s Main Building on April 25th at 7.30pm. The event is free and open to members of the public to attend. NUCLEAR POWER TO BE DISCUSSED AT SLIGO IT was last modified: April 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NUCLEAR POWER TO BE DISCUSSED AT SLIGO ITlast_img read more

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Migrant market relies on recruits

first_imgSASABE, Mexico – When Pedro Lopez Vazquez crossed illegally into the United States last week, he was not heading north to look for a job. He already had one. His future employer even paid $1,000 for a smuggler to help Vazquez make his way from the central Mexican city of Puebla to Aspen, Colo. “We’re going to Colorado to work in carpentry because we have a friend who was going to give us a job,” Vazquez said. Vazquez, 41, was interviewed along the Arizona border after being deported twice by the U.S. Border Patrol. He said he would keep trying until he got to Aspen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHis story is not unusual. A growing number of U.S. employers and migrants are tapping into an underground employment network that matches one with the other, often before the migrants leave home. “It continues to become clear who controls immigration: It’s not governments, but rather the market,” said Jorge Santibanez, director of the Tijuana-based think-tank Colegio de la Frontera Norte. As debate over immigration heats up in the United States, more and more U.S. companies in need of cheap labor are turning to undocumented employees to recruit friends and relatives back home, and to smugglers to find job seekers. Darcy Tromanhauser, of the nonprofit law project Nebraska Appleseed, said companies in need of workers rely on the networks to “pass along the information more effectively than billboards.” “It started out more explicitly, where (meatpacking) companies used to have buses to transport people to come up, and they would advertise directly in Mexico,” she said. “Now I think that happens more informally.” At the same time, it has become less risky for companies to recruit illegal migrants. Since the 9-11 terror attacks, U.S. prosecution of employers who hire such workers has dwindled to a trickle as the government puts its resources toward national security. The few cases that are prosecuted, however, highlight how lucrative a business recruiting undocumented workers has become. In one case, a single smuggler allegedly earned $900,000 over 15 months placing 6,000 migrants in jobs at Chinese restaurants across the upper Midwest. Shan Wei Yu, a 51-year-old Chinese-American, was sentenced in December to nine years in federal prison on charges involving the transportation of 40 of those migrants. Investigations involving the others continue. Rick Hilzendager, special agent for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Forks, N.D., said Yu connected 6,000 migrants from Latin America with jobs in Chinese restaurants in Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Based in Yu’s home in McKinney, Texas, the Great Texas Employment Agency placed ads in Chinese-language newspapers in the Chicago area offering cheap labor from Latin America, investigators said. Yu sent a recruiter with Spanish interpreters to find migrants in Dallas willing to be fry cooks and dishwashers, Hilzendager said. A team made up mostly of illegal Chinese immigrants rented cars and drove them up. Yu allegedly charged a $150 finder’s fee for each migrant while the drivers earned $300 per worker. Restaurant owners deducted the $450 from workers’ first-month paychecks of $1,000. “It was just so easy,” Hilzendager said. Nick Chase, assistant U.S. attorney in North Dakota, said Yu even offered to replace workers free of charge if one left within two weeks of starting. “It was a 2-for-1 special – like a pizza,” Chase said. “Everything about it was ugly.” The employees, housed in cramped apartments provided by employers, worked 14-hour days and had little outside contact. The case broke open in August 2004 after two Mexican migrants working at the Buffet House in Grand Forks fled poor conditions and were picked up along a highway by Border Patrol agents. Many of the drivers involved in the scheme were deported to China. Two North Dakota restaurant owners were sentenced to four months each for harboring illegal immigrants. But many migrants, and many employers, say the recruiters provide a valuable service. Sergio Sosa, who organizes Nebraska meatpackers, said many are seen as heroes in the Mexican towns where the workers come from. Sosa, speaking by telephone from Omaha, said that in the 1990s companies bused migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border, paying them room and board plus salaries of $100 a week. But after a government crackdown, they began to rely more on their workers to recruit friends and family back in Mexico. “One of the meatpacking supervisors is from Michoacan, and most of the people working for him come from his town,” Sosa said. “There’s no official recruiting – it’s more internal through family.” Migrants setting out along the border confirmed his account. Guadalupe Mendez, 26, said her sister found her work as a seamstress in Los Angeles. Lorenzo Garcia Ruiz, 38, said friends arranged a gardening job for him in Kentucky. To make a real dent in this network, the U.S. government would need to go after employers or make them pay the costs of legalizing workers, migration activists say. But an August 2005 report of the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, indicates the opposite is happening. After the 9-11 attacks, work-site inspections by U.S. immigration officials plummeted as they focused on national security cases. From 1999 to 2004, the number of businesses that faced fines dropped from 417 to three, the GAO said. Data after 2004 could not be compared because the government changed the way it records data. Investigators say fake documents make it difficult to prove an employer has knowingly hired an undocumented worker. The business community argues that employers aren’t equipped to spot fraud and warns that more investigations could lead to workplace discrimination. Chase said businesses must be kept in check. “There are employers out there who are always going to be tempted by the bottom line,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL SINGER RORY WINS MEXICAN HOTEL X FACTOR!

first_imgKILCAR singer Rory Gallagher pretended to be a spark from Dublin – to land the top prize in a hotel ‘X Factor’ competition.The Lanzarote-based singer was on holidays in Mexico when he thought he’d be charged a small fortune just for watching a movie.So he took his revenge by entering the hotel singing competition – and won! “We watched a pay per view movie in the room a few nights ago and once I clicked ACCEPT I realised the price was $155,” said Rory.“It was too late to cancel and I was like a bear! Pure rage!“So I plotted my revenge by entering their big Mexican Idol competition last night in the hotel ballroom..first prize was 3 nights free in the hotel!“I said my name was Rory and I was an electrician from Dublin and so I won and then we realised this morning that the movie cost 155 MEXICAN Dollars!.. pesos.. which was only a tenner!” Rory added: “I feel kind of dirty now!” DONEGAL SINGER RORY WINS MEXICAN HOTEL X FACTOR! was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilcarLanzaroteMexicoRory Gallaghersingerx factorlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LAD’S AMAZING JOURNEY AS HIS BATTLE TO WALK CONTINUES

first_imgA young Killygordan boy who had a groundbreaking operation to help him walk for there first time continues to make amazing strides to achieving his goal.Paul is now able to stand unaided for up to 20 minutes using his walker.Paul Doherty underwent two major operations in America recently after his mum Ann-Marie spearheaded a campaign to raise €60,000 need to fund the surgery.The people of Donegal responded magnificently and now Paul is on the road to taking his all-important first steps. In recent days he managed to stand with his walking frame for an incredible 20 minutes.His proud and dedicated mum said she simply cannot believe how well her little battler is coming on.“The progress he is making every day has just blown me away.“We still have a long way to go before he is up walking but every day he is getting stronger and stronger,” said Ann Marie. Paul continues to have daily exercises in a bid to strengthen his legs and loves nothing more than taking a spin on his bike.Keep going Paul – we’re all so very proud of you. DONEGAL LAD’S AMAZING JOURNEY AS HIS BATTLE TO WALK CONTINUES was last modified: April 27th, 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:Ann Marie DohertydonegalKILLYGORDANpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

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Casting Call: Models wanted for advertising campaign with high profile company

first_imgMODELS WANTED: A Casting Call has been issued seeking models to feature as part of an advertising campaign for a high profile company. Donegal people are specifically required for one of the campaigns – so its a fantastic opportunity!Karen Gorman, who has her own casting agency told Donegal Daily, “It’s for a print campaign for a very high profile company which will run for 3 years in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Slieve League“All applicants must be available for a 1 day shoot between the 17h and 20th August.“A substantial pay package for successful applicants is offered.“We can ONLY RESPOND to SUCCESSFUL applicants. No auditions, we will choose from photos. To apply please forward a headshot (shoulders up) and a full length photo smiling and against a totally plain background to karengormancasting@gmail.com. Please include names, age, height and county of residence. Professional photos are not necessary.“Closing date Sunday 14th August 2pm. Successful applicants will be informed by Monday evening. No late applications can be considered. Thank you for applying and the very best of luck!” Donegal: A woman in her mid 30’sShe should have a warm smile and soft facial features.She should have long rustic blonde hair that can be taken by the wind of Slieve League to telegraph a moment of release and freedom.The shots will involve standing on a cliff looking out to sea and also a boat trip so the person should be comfortable with both. Casting Call: Models wanted for advertising campaign with high profile company was last modified: August 13th, 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:AgencyCampaignCasting CallFeaturesHigh profilenewsSlieve Leaguelast_img read more

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: HELP IS THERE IF YOU ARE FEELING DEPRESSED OR SUICIDAL

first_imgDONEGAL DAILY has been informed of a worrying number of incidents in recent days in various parts of County Donegal.Help is out there for anyone feeling suicidal or depressed or lonely.Mental health charity Samaritans recorded its busiest ever year in 2014 after it introduced a free phone service. The organisation answered more than 470,000 phone calls, 12,000 emails and 8,000 text messages over the past 12 months, according to its Impact Report for Ireland.The Samaritans helpline is free to call on 116 123.If you just want to talk to someone, then please make that call today.One volunteer told us: “We are there to listen 24 hours a day. This can be a very difficult time for many people and we recognise that.”  COMMUNITY NOTICE: HELP IS THERE IF YOU ARE FEELING DEPRESSED OR SUICIDAL was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalpreventionSAMARITANSSUICIDElast_img read more

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MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY TELLING WITNESS HE’D ‘CUT HER TO RIBBONS’

first_imgA man currently in custody in Castlerea Prison has been refused bail after he allegedly threatening a witness in his forthcoming trial.Patrick McLaughlin, with an address of 15 C, Lower Main street, Letterkenny denied the allegation at Letterkenny District Court.The court heard how the witness who is a relation of McLaughlin made a statement to Gardaí claiming that he told her he would ‘cut her to ribbons’. Mr McLaughlin is in custody facing a serious assault charge.His trial for that alleged incident will take place in April.However, he appeared before Judge Paul Kelly seeking bail.The court heard how the witness lives in fear of Mr McLaughlin and would be terrified if he were granted bail.Solicitor on behalf of Mr McLaughlin Patsy Gallagher said that his client would sign on twice-a-day at Letterkenny Garda station.He also said his client, who is originally from Scotland, wasn’t a flight risk as Gardaí already had his passport and he wouldn’t seek it if he were granted bail.Mr McLaughlin then addressed the court and said he would avoid all parties involved in the incident if he were granted bail.He also agreed to move back in with his parents if it appeased the court.Inspector Goretti Sheridan also revealed that during a search of Mr McLaughlin’s apartment five blades and ten knives were recovered along with two scalpels.Mr McLaughlin admitted to having the ‘crabbing’ knives for designing and crafting small trains and planes.Judge Paul Kelly denied Mr McLaughlin bail on the basis that the witness was living in fear of him.He remanded Mr McLaughlin until his trial on April 28th.MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY TELLING WITNESS HE’D ‘CUT HER TO RIBBONS’ was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalPATRICK MCLAUGHLINwitnesslast_img read more

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