Care urged on Donegal’s roads as new school term begins

first_img Care urged on Donegal’s roads as new school term begins Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By admin – August 31, 2016 Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDoherty calls on Minister to respond to HIQA report on Stranorlar facilityNext articleUpdate – Search for missing man to resume at Trawbreaga Bay admin Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Motorists in Donegal are being urged to take care on the county’s roads as the school term resumes.Road users are being encouraged to exercise caution when overtaking a stationary school bus, and to be aware of the speed limits in school areas.Parents and children are also asked to be particularly careful in areas where schools open directly on to primary roads.Brian O’Donnell is Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council……………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Expands Lineup For Inaugural Camp Greensky Festival

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass has revealed that Marco Benevento, The Wood Brothers, The War & Treaty, May Erlewine, and The Go Rounds have been added to the lineup for their inaugural Camp Greensky Music Festival. The Michigan-based bluegrass jam band will play three shows when they host the new event, which is slated to take place May 31st – June 2nd at the Hoxeyville Festival Grounds in Wellston, MI.In addition to the newly-confirmed artists and three nights of Greensky Bluegrass, the festival will also feature sets from Mike Gordon, Jeff Tweedy, Trampled by Turtles, Billy Strings, Fruition, Rayland Baxter, Joshua Davis, and Cris Jacobs Band.Tickets for the first-ever Camp Greenksy Music Festival are now on sale, and the event is currently accepting vendor applications via its website.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Netters Victorious Over Lady Golden Bears

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated Shelbyville 3-2 on Monday. Alana Pinckley and Rachael Rose won at #2 and #3 singles while Audrey Weigel and Anna Kick won at #2 doubles.In JV, Batesville swept Shelbyville 6-0. Mary Elkins, Jenna Harmeyer, and Grace Heppner were winners in singles. In doubles, Baylee Rohlfing and Corinne Stone won two matches while Maggie Schwettman and Sophie Brown also won.Both teams are 6-0 and will play at Lawrenceburg on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Frank Kaminsky returns to Kohl Center for “Frank Kaminsky Night”

first_imgAfter Thursday night’s ceremony, Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44 joins Ab Nichols No. 8 — the only numbers immortalized in the Kohl Center rafters. The Wisconsin Badgers honored Kaminsky not only with this commemoration but also with their play, as the team pulled off an enormous upset win against No. 6 Purdue.Kaminsky’s career in Wisconsin was illustrious, to say the least: two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten Championship and the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award are just a few of the accolades the star player earned during his stay in Madison.  Kaminsky, however, was not the same figure leaving campus as he was entering it.During his halftime speech at Thursday’s game, Kaminsky even joked: “Day one I was a 6-foot-2 squeaky-voiced freshman, who — if a girl would have saw me — would have run in the other direction.”Men’s Basketball: Badgers knock off No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers on Frank Kaminsky nightThere really is just something special about this Frank Kaminsky guy. On the night the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball Read…In 2011, Frank Kaminsky was a three-star prospect out of Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois. As a true freshman, then assistant coach Greg Gard admitted he wasn’t sure if Kaminsky was going to make it.This sentiment was further enforced by his first two seasons, where he averaged just 1.8 points in his freshman year and 4.2 points in his sophomore season in just around ten minutes of play a game.Fortunately, the hard work paid off for Kaminsky.  By his senior year, the star center was averaging 18.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 42 percent from the three and 58 percent from the field.“He’s a poster child in terms of being very lightly recruited,” Gard said. “It was us and Northwestern, Indiana was kind of involved. That was it. He’s really a great role model for guys that are in the program and coming that you continue to work. You had two very non-effective years.  If you continue to commit yourself and you continue to work, put in some time on your own, and invest in your body — in terms of what you do in the weight room and nutritionally — good things can happen, if you stay after it.”Men’s Basketball: Badgers look to derail Boilermakers on ‘Frank Kaminsky Night’Wisconsin (11-16, 4-10 Big Ten) will host Purdue (23-4, 12-2 Big Ten) on Thursday night in Madison.  The game will Read…While a hard work ethic certainly helped Kaminsky become the player he is today, genetics also contributed to his late development.Kaminsky was a late bloomer, both statistically and physically.  It is not typical for a 6-foot-2 high school freshman to become the tallest player on a Division 1 basketball team by their first year in college.“He’s very unique in that he was a point guard until he grew to 6-foot-10, 6-foot-11, 7 feet, so not a lot of guys have that,” Gard said. “We were fortunate. We’ve had a lot of guys who have come in and were guards and hit the growth spurt. When you can take that type of skillset and then all of a sudden you become a big guy, that’s unique. It’s a lot easier to teach somebody post skills that has played on the perimeter than it is to teach a post player perimeter skills and make decision making, shooting, those type of things. You can’t really flip it both ways.”Since Kaminsky grew up playing point guard, he already had his perimeter skills relatively polished by the time he came to UW. And as Coach Gard mentioned, it is a lot easier to learn how to play inside as a big man than it is to learn how to play around the perimeter.Former Badger star Nigel Hayes signs contract with LakersLast week, Wisconsin basketball alumnus Nigel Hayes took the court in Los Angeles in his NBA debut. Hayes only played Read…Another current Badger who had a similar growth spurt is the team’s leading scorer, Ethan Happ. Kaminsky is widely known for helping Happ’s development as they practiced together when the forward was a redshirt freshman in the 2014-15 season.Ethan Happ elaborated on how his time with Kaminsky helped him improve his game.“The biggest thing Frank did for me was, he didn’t really sit me down and tell me ‘Ethan, you should play defense this way or use some post moves,’” Happ said. “He more so just did it to me in practice every day and eventually I just learned how to play defense in a more efficient way and how to score more efficiently.”Kaminsky may have scored on Happ countless times during practice, but Happ retained these lessons and grew through experience.Men’s Basketball: Badgers leave weekend with mixed results, comeback falls short against MichiganThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (11-16, 4-10 Big Ten) broke a five-game losing streak Thursday, beating Illinois (12-14, Read…While Kaminsky was both a role model and a mentor during his time in Wisconsin, he will perhaps be remembered most for his larger-than-life personality.With three years passing since their championship appearance, Aaron Moesch is the only remaining Badger to have shared a court with Kaminsky. Moesch had some words on the experiences he shared with Kaminsky during their two years together.“He looks like a goofball and he is a goofball,” Moesch said. “The pictures that are going around with him trying to catch the confetti out of his mouth in the Big Ten Championship. When he walked out the tunnel his senior night with a go pro strapped to his chest.  Those are the things where you’re like, it was kind of off-the-court, but it was probably too much on-the-court for him to be having that much fun.”Kaminsky’s own favorite memory on the court was going to the Final Four twice, he said. But beyond being a star player for the basketball team, Kaminsky was, like anyone else, another student. Another Badger.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin prepares to take on Illinois in Big Ten matchupWisconsin (10-15, 3-9 Big Ten) will play Illinois (12-12, 2-9 Big Ten) in Urbana-Champaign Thursday at the State Farm Center. Read…With his current obligations as an NBA player, Kaminsky doesn’t get opportunities to visit Madison too frequently. Don’t rule out “Frank the Tank” making a return to the program, however, in some kind of role after his playing days are over.“What’s my contract?  I’ll leave right now if you give me the exact contract I want,” Kaminsky joked. “I hope one day I, at least, stay involved in the school at some capacity. But obviously, things can change.”What will not change is the mark Kaminsky left on Wisconsin basketball. The team’s level of play over his tenure will not only help motivate current players but inspire future recruits to join the program. The Badgers have usually been regarded as a good team over the past few decades, but Kaminsky’s superb play helped make them great.last_img read more

Scorpions Sign Bosnian Striker Adin Džafić

first_imgHead Coach Tim Hankinson, who coached the Scorpions to the 2012 NASL regular-season championship in the team’s first year of competition, said a Scorpions open tryout Saturday, Jan. 26, at the South Texas Area Regional (STAR) Soccer Complex will move the team one step closer to the opening of training camp March 1.“We’re currently looking at a lot of talented players so we can field another very competitive team,” Hankinson said.  “We’ve already signed a couple of mainstays from last season’s squad, midfielders Walter Ramirez and Kevin Harmse.“And we’ve just signed Adin Džafić, a 6-foot, 2-inch centre forward/winger from Bosnia.  Adin has competed for first-division teams in both Croatia and Bosnia, so we’re delighted to add an experienced player of his calibre to our roster.”The Scorpions’ first match will come on the road April 6 against the NSC Minnesota Stars, while the home opener is set for April 13 against the NASL playoff champions, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.“We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Hankinson said, “but competing in front of our dedicated fans in our beautiful new Toyota Field home will certainly give us an extra boost.”Edin Husić, another BiH football player plays for this club.last_img read more

Adam Silver suggests NBA restart may need tape delay for potty-mouthed players

first_imgNaaaa let me hear it😂😂— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 30, 2020Unfortunately for the Jazz star and others who agree with him, the almighty dollar and corporate sponsors will likely reign supreme here.All games are set to be played at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Cursing wasn’t exactly a key part of “Toy Story,” though it would be fun to hear Giannis Antetokounmpo shout, “To infinity and f—ing beyond!” after posterizing a defender.But hey, maybe we’ll get lucky and one of the baseline microphones will pick up Carmelo Anthony’s classic catchphrase.*NSFW* rebound ☑️3PT ☑️Classic Melo sequence.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 22, 2019 The 2020 NBA restart: Rated TV-MA?While NBA commissioner Adam Silver is largely focused on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact the league’s return to play, he also recognizes the importance of finalizing the smaller details surrounding game broadcasts. MORE: Key dates, schedule & more to know about NBA seasonWith no screaming fans in attendance, viewers would be able to hear just about everything players and coaches are saying on the court. If you’ve ever attended an NBA game, then you know some of those conversations aren’t exactly family-friendly.”I think there’s got to be some limits on the language,” Silver said in a TIME100 interview with Sean Gregory. “I think often players, they understand when they’re on the floor, they’re saying certain things to each other because it’s so loud in the arena, they know a lot of it is not being picked up.”They may have to adapt their language a little bit knowing what they say will likely be picked up by microphones and in all seriousness, we may need to put a little bit of a delay.”A portion of the NBA’s audience would certainly love to witness every second of trash talk between players as it happens. Donovan Mitchell is part of that group.last_img read more