Stephen Curry cleared to return against Pelicans

first_img‘Love wins’ for Zark’s P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Curry, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, had been expected to return after being described as “probable” by coach Steve Kerr on Monday.“He’s feeling good. I’d be very surprised if he didn’t play,” Kerr told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKerr said the Warriors’ emphatic victory over the Pelicans in game one of the series would not tempt him to delay Curry’s return or limit his minutes.“Not at all. Because the flip side of that is he needs rhythm,” Kerr said. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up before Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Curry was declared fit to return for the Warriors as the NBA champions prepare to face the New Orleans Pelicans in game two of the playoff series on Tuesday. APLOS ANGELES, United States — Stephen Curry was declared fit to return for the Golden State Warriors as the NBA champions prepare to face the New Orleans Pelicans in game two of the playoff series on Tuesday.The Warriors confirmed in a statement that Curry was available to make his first appearance since spraining a knee ligament on March 23, near the end of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT “The only factor in terms of allowing him to play is his health. And he’s ready to go. So now it’s a question of rhythm and how much time we give him. He needs to get his rhythm back.”The Warriors defeated San Antonio 4-1 in the best-of-seven opening round of the playoffs and demolished the Pelicans 123-101 on Saturday. /cbbSports 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Tobias Harris, Clippers overcome slow start to beat Magic

first_imgOrlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, looks to pass under the basket ass Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Typically the lead runner on the Los Angeles Clippers’ four-quarter relay squad, Tobias Harris forced his team into a change of plans — and the adjustment worked out just fine Sunday.Harris, one of the NBA’s top first-quarter scorers, started slow but still ended up with 28 points and the Clippers overcame a sluggish opening to beat the Orlando Magic 106-96 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Struggling Cavaliers sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Magic, though, made one last push. Orlando pulled even at 72 with just over 10 minutes remaining on Terrance Ross’ three free throws, and the Clippers countered with a 17-2 run to take an 89-74 lead with 6:37 remaining.The start of the Clippers’ decisive run included a five-point trip, when Montrezl Harrel was fouled on a dunk, missed the free throw, and Williams made a 3-pointer.“I thought defensively we were playing well (early), but offensively we weren’t making shots,” Williams said. “But when you (are a player that scores) you can’t allow that to bother you and I think that showed. I think that tonight we had high attempts and probably had low field-goal percentages but we just continued to play and continued to show up.”After shooting 38.3-percent from the field in the first half, the Clippers went 47.8 percent in the second half to finish at 43 percent, well under their 45.7-percent mark for the season.The Magic was undone by their 34.1-percent shooting in the second half, including a 5-of-16 mark after halftime from 3-point range.“I took two guys out because they were hesitant to shoot because they missed the open ones,” Clifford said. “You got to keep shooting. But I thought our effort was good enough.”GORTAT’S NATIONAL PRIDEGortat scored eight points with 10 rebounds as the native of Poland received plenty of playing time while the Clippers celebrated Polish Heritage Day. He played a season-high 25 minutes.“I felt like a lot of guys were trying to help me today and I truly appreciate getting a few more minutes,” said Gortat, who addressed a large contingent of Polish fans estimated at 1,500 following the game. “I’m glad I was able to help the team and the most important thing was (the) win. I don’t care about my stat-line at the end.”TIP-INS Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Magic: Vucevic had his team-leading 26th double-double. He led the Magic in rebounds for the 30th time this season. … After the Clippers went 13 of 26 from 3-point range in a victory at Orlando in November, Orlando held Los Angeles to 9 of 31 from distance Sunday.Clippers: The last time the Clippers lost to the Magic was a 98-90 decision at Orlando on Nov. 6, 2013. … The Clippers’ rough first quarter against the Magic came after playing one of their best first quarters Friday when they outscored the Suns 38-19 in an eventual victory. … Guard Milos Teodosic was inactive for the second consecutive game because of a knee injury.UP NEXTMagic: At Sacramento on Monday night.Clippers: Host Charlotte on Tuesday night. 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The Magic have lost two straight and seven of 10, and are 1-3 on a six-game trip.“I’ll be honest, without watching the film, and I’m not really like this, but we missed a bunch of wide-open shots,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “I think there were drives in the lane that we have to make to beat a team as good as they are while on the road. Our spot-up 3s, they don’t go in the basket and it made us hesitant.”Vucevic had 11 rebounds in the first quarter to help the Magic take a 28-18 lead, but they blew a double-digit first-half lead for the second consecutive game after falling at Minnesota on Friday night.“We just couldn’t make shots,” Vucevic said. “I feel like we had a good amount of good looks we just didn’t make. I thought our defense was pretty good, for the most part, we just couldn’t make enough shots. We really struggled tonight.”Orlando led 47-45 at halftime, and the Clippers took their first lead just under two minutes into the second half on Marcin Gortat’s turnaround basket. The Clippers struggled from the field in the opening quarter, shooting just 7 of 26. Orlando led by as many as 15 points before the Clippers rallied with a half-ending 21-12 run.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Harris, who entered with the fifth most first-quarter points at 286, was 0 for 6 from the field in the opening 12 minutes with zero points.“In all seriousness, I settle in and just take the pressure off myself with the missed shots and just focus on the team,” Harris said.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 ChrissThe Clippers trailed by 10 after one quarter, when they shot 7 of 26, and by 15 in the second quarter before wearing down the Magic from there. Los Angeles outscored the Magic by eight points in the second quarter and by 12 points in the second half.Lou Williams added 17 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each had 13. The Clippers have won 11 consecutive games against the Magic, a streak that goes back to the 2013-14 season. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

FUN Commission 17 Extension Workers

first_imgThe Farmer Union Network of Liberia (FUN), with support from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) through the Italian government, has commissioned 17 extension officers(agriculture workers) to four counties of Liberia to work with local farmers.The counties are Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Cape Mount and Bomi.The commissioning ceremony was held on November 12 in Kingsville, rural Montserrado County after completing a five- day training workshop.FUN is a national farmer organization that serves as the voice of farmers across the country.Giving an overview of the program on Tuesday, November 12, the program officer of FUN, Alphanso Perkins, said that the program is intended for 2 years and is meant to increase the knowledge of local farmers on improve farming methods.“The extension workers will work in helping the farmers to learnt the new idea of growing their crops to improve their productive capacities,” he said.According to Mr. Perkins, the lacked of skills of many Liberian farmers has caused them to remain in abject poverty.“If our farmers are going to improve in farming, they must learn how to plant their crops in the best way. The old method of farming, which is the traditional or subsistence method, will not help the farmers,” he stated.Also speaking, president of FUN, Josephine Francis, said that her institution is working with the government and partners to ensure that the country becomes food secure.“We have initiated such program so that in the next few years, rice, which is the country’s staple food importation can reduce to at least 40%.She underscored the need for increase extension services for the many farmers in the country to be reached.Meanwhile, Madam Francis, who also Montserrado County Representative and Chairperson on the Houses’ Committee on Agriculture, used the occasion to called on all Liberians to go back to the soil and produce more food.“It is only by doing so the country will become food secure,” the Montserrado County lawmaker stated.For his part, the Agronomist at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abu Konneh stressed the need for a network of extension workers in the country.He called on the extension workers to collaborate as they carried out their duties in the assigned counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspect in Corentyne teenager’s murder remanded

first_imgThe suspect in the murder of Akeem Grimmond, 13, whose body was discovered last Monday, appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded.The accused, Terani Goolcharran, 26, was escorted to the Springlands Magistrate Court, clad in a torn pair of trousers and accompanied by his wife. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that between August 20-22, 2016 he murdered Grimmond.Magistrate Rabindranath Singh explained to Goolcharran that he could not plead to the charge since it was an indictable offence but the accused nonetheless shouted out, “not guilty”.The coconut vendor of Number 60 Village was remanded to prison. He had previously been convicted of simple larceny.Terani GoolcharranAkeem GrimmondTerani Goolcharran’s wife creating a scene in the courtyard on ThursdayThe matter has been transferred to the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court and comes up for hearing again on September 14.The partly decomposed body of young Grimmond of No 61 Village, Corentyne was discovered in a drain Monday last, behind a cemetery at Number 62 Village, about 300 meters from his home. He went missing last Saturday.Goolcharran was arrested Monday after his wife reported to investigators that he confessed to her that he killed the teenager and was going to purchase coffee and biscuits to give to his parents for the wake.When he was taken into custody he denied the allegations.As the accused was being escorted out of the courtroom, his wife followed and began swearing publicly at the Police, the magistrate, and the system.She was subsequently taken into Police custody but later released on station bail.She is expected to appear in court on Monday to answer to the charge of disorderly behaviour in a courtyard.last_img read more

Dawson Creek Fall Fair rodeo results

first_img Photo by Chris Newton – Advertisement -In Bareback, Cole Gardine, Jake Vold, and Kody Lamb all tied for first spot, riding the full 8 seconds to each record scores of 83. Danny Vandenameele took first in the novice bareback, riding to a 77.0 score. Tanner Young came in 2nd with 75.5, one point ahead of Lane Link’s 74.5.The Saddle Bronc was an incredibly close field this year. Layton Green barely managed to edge out Clay Elliott. Green managed to ride Spanish Pair to a score of 88, while Clay Elliott rode an 87.5.Chuck Schmidt rounded out the top 3 with an 85.5.Hudson’s Hope’s Ricky Warren ended up placing third in this week’s Novice Saddle Bronc, riding a 74. Kolby Wanchuk ended up as the Novice Saddle Bronc’s top performer, with a 76.5, while Dawson Hay ended up in 2nd spot with a 75.Scott Schifener was the week’s top bull rider, riding Magic Show to an 87.0. Brock Radford and Wacey Finkbeiner both came close, with score of 85 and 80.5.Advertisement Photo by Chris Newton Virgil Poffenroth and Logan Bird were the joint winners in the Tie Down Roping with 9.0 second times. Clayton Smith and Kyle Lucas tied in 3rd spot, and were both slower than the winners by only 0.1 seconds.Klay White and Brett Buss took first position in the Team Roping event. The pair finished in 5.6 seconds.Advertisement Luke Ferber, Matt Howard, Weston Davidson and Justin Maguire all tied for first in Steer Riding, posting scores of 70.0.Steven Culling from Fort St. John tied for 5th in the Steer Wrestling with Rowdy Hays and Brendan Laye with a time of 47 seconds. Culling finished one second behind 4th place finisher Cody Cassidy, and two seconds back from 3rd place Scott Guenthner. Winners Jessie Heggie and Straws Milan both tied for first with a 42-second time. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The results are in after an exciting five days of rodeo action at the 94th Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede.After five days of stampede action, Braidy Howes ended up taking first place in the Barrel Racing competition, with a blistering time of 17.949 seconds. Toni Dixon came a close second with a 17.972 on Sunday afternoon with the fastest ride of the day. Callahan Crossley’s 18.015 was good enough for third in the event. Photo by Chris Newtoncenter_img Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

Sandwich shop to be torn down

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The city plans to move ahead with rebuilding downtown Newhall by tearing down a long-standing – by local terms – building that housed a popular sandwich shop. Moore’s submarine sandwiches, in a small tan stucco building on San Fernando Road and Fifth Street, will be demolished under the terms of a plan set for review Tuesday by the Santa Clarita City Council. Built in the 1970s, long before the Subway and Quizno’s chains dotted the area, the building sits where Santa Clarita envisions a museum complex. The city bought the property two years ago and looked at potential leases until before redevelopment-driven construction begins, but found it would be too costly to bring the building up to code, according to a staff report. City planners now are looking at installing a temporary structure on the site to relocate some existing businesses during reconstruction of their own quarters. Santa Clarita is in the early stages of redeveloping the area’s first business district with an emphasis on the arts.last_img read more

Reggie Bush inquiry report

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAmong the sanctions the NCAA could impose would be forfeiting victories from last season, a ban on bowl games and TV appearances, or a reduction of scholarships. The Bush family spent the 2005 season living in a Spring Valley home owned by Michael Michaels, a businessman who had sought to handle the star tailback’s professional marketing, Yahoo reported Sunday. “Rather than jumping to conclusions, we need to determine the facts before commenting on this report,” University of Southern California athletic director Mike Garrett said in a statement. Neighbors told Yahoo Bush’s mother, Denise Griffin, his stepfather, LaMar Griffin, and brother Jovan Griffin – who could be seen walking on the Memorial Coliseum field after home games wearing Bush jerseys with their family relation stitched on the back – moved into the home shortly after it was purchased by Michaels for $757,500 in March of 2005. The Web site reported the family moved out of the house Friday after questions over its ownership arose. “I have absolutely nothing to say,” Denise Griffin told Yahoo when asked about the property. Michaels reportedly attempted to steer Bush toward San Diego agent David Caravantes. Instead, Bush hired Joel Segal, a former associate of Caravantes at World Wide Entertainment and Sports. The Pac-10 investigation could be hindered because Bush, since he no longer is an eligible athlete, isn’t required to cooperate. “It means that if Reggie didn’t want to talk, he wouldn’t have to talk,” according to the source. “It’s easier when you have a student who wants to stay eligible.” Among the questions the investigation is likely to ask, if there is evidence the alleged arrangement violated NCAA rules, is whether Michaels was a representative of USC’s athletic interest. If USC was eventually forced to forfeit any games from last season, it would not have to return its share of receipts of the Rose Bowl payout. While schools can be forced to return revenues from the NCAA basketball tournament, the NCAA isn’t the sanctioning body for bowl games. “We don’t know anything right now,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. – Scott Wolf contributed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A link between the family of Reggie Bush and a man seeking to promote the former USC star’s professional career could result in sanctions against the school, a source familiar with NCAA compliance issues said late Sunday. For more than year the parents of Bush, expected to be the first pick in next weekend’s NFL draft, had lived in a plush San Diego-area home that property records show belong to a man who allegedly tried to play a role in steering Bush toward a sports agent and who also hoped to handle his professional marketing, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. The Pacific-10 Conference said Sunday it would begin an investigation into whether the reported arrangement would violate NCAA rules prohibiting athletes or their families from getting extra benefits. “If, and it’s a big if, USC knew or should have known about this, then anything is possible,” the source said. “If any of the coaches or staff members knew about it and didn’t do anything about it, or conducted an investigation that was faulty, that would be egregious, a potentially major violation.” last_img read more


first_imgAnne Marie Doherty, the mother of 5 year old Killygordon boy Paul, is presented with a cheque for €934.50 towards the Mammy I Want To Walk Fund from SITA staff member Leona Barron.A Letterkenny-based company have shown some true community spirit in a bid to help a little Donegal boy to walk for the first time.Last Friday, in the run up to the All Ireland Football final, the team at IT company, SITA held a Jersey Day to raise funds for the “Mammy, I Want to Walk Fund”.The charity was set up for five- year old Killygordon boy Paul Doherty who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dreams of one day getting out of the wheelchair he has used all his young life. The family needs to raise more than €60,000 to have a private operation in an American clinic.The SITA team proved their overwhelming generosity, raising close to €1,000 on the day.They have also organised further fundraising efforts over the coming weeks to help make this little five- year old boys dream a reality.Huge congratulations to everyone involved! Members of the SITA team who held a “Jersey Day” on Friday 12th September to raise funds for the Mammy I Want To Walk campaign. The SITA team raised a total of €934.50. DONEGAL IT COMPANY DOES ITS BIT TO HELP YOUNG BOY WALK FOR FIRST TIME was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJersey dayletterkennypaul dohertySITAlast_img read more


first_imgAnother game, another defeat for Donegal and with no chance of qualification from Section C, the McKenna Cup campaign will come an end with the upcoming midweek fixture with Derry. It was a similar story last year of course, Donegal only winning one of their three games and it didn’t do us any harm for the rest of the year.Cavan will take a lot from their performance last Sunday and indeed they should, having played with great enthusiasm and passion throughout and were well worth the victory.They got two points in their opening two attacks and left the visitors chasing the game from early on. Chase they did though and eventually got in front when Stephen Griffin finished well to the net after good work from Mac Cumhaills debutant Martin Reilly. Griffin got more into the game today than he did last week, hitting 1-2 from play along with two frees. Hopefully there’s more to come the Nauls man; there’s been plenty of potential there for a number of years but it’s never quite happened for him on a consistent basis. Griffin and second half substitute Dermot Molloy will be among those vying for Michael Murphy’s jersey in the coming weeks with the maestro due to miss the start of the league in order to undergo groin surgery. Donegal played without an orthodox midfielder throughout – Conor Classon and Christy Toye taking the spots in the middle at the beginning despite Neil Gallagher being named in the original line up. Conor McManus was later introduced as a substitute and performed a lot better than he did in Letterkenny last week. He’s a robust, old fashioned centre fielder – likes to throw himself about and brings more of a presence to that area than we’re used to, the afore mentioned Gallagher apart.Daniel McLoughlin registered two wonderful points as he showed well throughout from his position at centre forward. The St Michaels sharp shooter put in some encouraging displays this time last year too and he’s another who its hoped can get to the next level for the county this year.Hard work from the half forwards and half backs, in particular Tommy McKinley and Gary ‘Copper’ McFadden, meant that Donegal coped at midfield; they weren’t far from breaking even around the middle third and went in one point ahead at the break.It was a very different story in the second half though….Donegal only managed 1-1, the goal coming late on from Patrick McBrearty, who again looked very dangerous on his introduction after a similar cameo last week. For the second successive week we finished with fourteen men, McKinley this time the recipient of a second yellow. Up until then though the Naomh Colmcille man had a fine game at wing back, his distribution in particular catching the eye. Stationed at centre back for U21 All Ireland run two years ago, he’s well able to pick a pass and his immediate thought on receiving the ball is to look to see where his forwards are moving – very much a ‘head up’ type of player.Cavan will certainly be an interesting team to watch throughout the league; if their young guns can continue performing like this they’ll win plenty of admirers. After looking lost in the championship last year, they now appear to be playing to more of a system where everyone knows their role and what is expected of themOn the day of last year’s Ulster joust they looked bereft of ideas, clueless as to how to break down Donegal and their young team lacked the guile required at this level. Today their youngsters were a lot more composed on the ball and attacked with meance – Eugene Keating and Raymond Galligan in the full forward were especially impressive. The same can be said of their midfield pairing of Gearoid McKiernan and David Givney who never stopped attacking, constantly causing problems for the Donegal rearguard.Possibly the removal of Seanie Johnston from the panel has worked in their favour as they now have more structure to their attack rather than feeling obligied to get the ball to him were he playing. Also, they have a talented free taker in Galligan, a huge plus for any side.It wasn’t just Cavan’s juveniles who impressed though with some of Donegal’s newcomers doing their future prospects no harm at all. Reilly at wing forward got through plenty of work while net minder Michael Mullin looked very comfortable and was unlucky that none of his defenders followed up his penalty save – instead Niall McDermott reacted quickest and put the home side in the driving seat. Cavan finished much the stronger after that and a three point margin of victory at the end didn’t do their display justice. Donegal learnt a lot more about Cavan today than the other way around. Val Andrews already knows the challenge facing his team when they enter the Championship arena and while today will have given his side a lot of confidence, things will be a lot different come May. What is certain though is that we will face a much sterner test that what awaited us on last year’s trip to Breffni.We know that Jim isn’t one for showing his hand and its unlikely he’ll be too bothered at defeat today considering he’ll bring his side back in May for the Ulster Championship opener.It could be much the same on Wednesday – should Donegal get past Cavan in Ulster, Derry will lie in wait in a quarter final and Jim wont be giving too much away in a dead rubber game McKenna Cup in January. He’ll be already turning his attention to February 4th and Pairc Esler in Newry. CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG was last modified: January 17th, 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:CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOGlast_img read more


first_imgThree long-awaited school projects in Letterkenny are to begin construction in the New Year, has learned.Gaelscoil Adhmanain in Glencar will begin while work on the Irish-speaking secondary school Colaiste Ailigh will start at its location in Carnamuggagh.It has also been confirmed that work on the extension to St.Patrick’s National School in Lurgybrack, on the outskirts of Letterkenny, will also begin in the New Year. The news of a definite construction start date for all three projects has been welcomed by Deputy Joe McHugh.Deputy McHugh said he hoped the work was just the beginning of many such projects across Co Donegal.“These new state-of-the-art school buildings will facilitate the delivery of first-class education to many pupils in the local area in the years ahead.“I met with Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn TD in Government Buildings last week, and was given an assurance by him that this Government will work to secure the futures of smaller schools including two-teacher schools in rural communities. “High-quality education is critically important for our country’s future and for Donegal’s future. These new school buildings will be very valuable resources for our communities when construction work is completed.“The new Coláiste Ailigh post-primary school will be built through public-private partnership, one of only 10 such projects in Ireland,” he said.Welcoming the news, Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh said “This is excellent news for Letterkenny – these new buildings will be high quality resources for education in Letterkenny. I will work with the Boards of Management of each of these schools throughout the construction processes.”    THREE LONG-AWAITED SCHOOL PROJECTS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN NEW YEAR was last modified: December 19th, 2011 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:Colaiste Ailighdeputy joe mchughGaelscoil AdhmanainLurgybrack NSlast_img read more