Louise Richardson has apologised for the upset caused by her comments regarding homophobia at the University.Last week, the Oxford vice-chancellor provoked uproar among some parts of the student body for suggesting that it isn’t her job to “make students comfortable” with the homophobic views of university staff.Her comments prompted an angry backlash, with Oxford SU President Kathryn Cole saying: “Freedom of speech is not an excuse for homophobia.”But in a letter sent to the Wadham SU executive on Monday, seen by Cherwell, Richardson apologised for her “clumsy” wording and said she was “sorry” for the upset caused.“I have been completely taken aback by the reaction to my answer to a question on free speech at the THE Summit in London last week,” she wrote.“I have now seen the transcript of the discussion and can understand why people are upset. In a live Q&A my wording was clumsy and as reported does not reflect my intent at all.”Her letter, which came in response to the Wadham SU President demanding she clarified her remarks, said: “Let me say how sorry I am to have caused such upset.“Lest there be any doubt on the subject: I do not tolerate homophobia, I have never tolerated homophobia, and I never will tolerate homophobia in any university to which I am attached.“You should know that had any student ever come to me to report the homophobic behaviour of their teacher my first response would have been a human one of concern for the student and the second would have been to invoke university policies to protect them.“The conversations to which I alluded were not conversations with victims of homophobia, but conversations with students about balancing the demands of free speech and the desire not to be offended. In retrospect I wish I had chosen a different example.” She added that she intended to work closely with Oxford LGBTQ groups in the coming terms.Richardson’s apology is the most recent attempt to respond to her comments at the THE Summit, which have provoked more than 2000 students, staff and alumni to sign an open letter demanding clarification and a public apology.In a statement last week, the VC said her comments had been “misconstrued”.“I might have hoped that my track record over many years of speaking out against discrimination in all its forms would have answered some of those concerns,” she said.“It is a matter of great regret to me that my words are being used to call into question this impressive, sustained endeavour to make Oxford a diverse and inclusive university.”The vice-chancellor’s letter to Wadham SU, in full:I have been completely taken aback by the reaction to my answer to a question on free speech at the THE Summit in London last week. I have now seen the transcript of the discussion and can understand why people are upset. In a live Q&A my wording was clumsy and as reported does not reflect my intent at all.First let me say how sorry I am to have caused such upset.Lest there be any doubt on the subject: I do not tolerate homophobia, I have never tolerated homophobia, and I never will tolerate homophobia in any university to which I am attached.You should know that had any student ever come to me to report the homophobic behaviour of their teacher my first response would have been a human one of concern for the student and the second would have been to invoke university policies to protect them.The conversations to which I alluded were not conversations with victims of homophobia, but conversations with students about balancing the demands of free speech and the desire not to be offended. In retrospect I wish I had chosen a different example.I do believe passionately in the principle of free speech and the responsibility of universities to defend it. I also believe that the best education is one that challenges our preconceptions and causes us to question our assumptions, that robs us of our certitudes and makes us feel uncomfortable. But I would never construe those principles as permitting harassment or discrimination in the classroom.A strong LGBTQ community is a hallmark of a liberal university. I look forward to meeting representatives of Oxford’s LGBTQ groups on my return and you will find that you have no stronger advocate for a university and a society free of discrimination.Louise Richardson
The encounter, which will be held next Tuesday at 9 pm, it will be behind closed doors so the fans of the che team cannot access either. Valencia tried to allow access only to its subscribers, but from the Ministry of Health they believed it was best not to open the stadium to any type of public to prevent the displacement of tifossi. Atalanta is already in Valencia. The first members of the Italian team They have already moved to the capital of the Turia in a first advance to the city. So The Bergamasco team bus has already been glimpsed through the streets of the capital of Turia this morning Despite this, footballers and the coaching staff still remain in Italy, a country that yesterday raised the alert protocol for the coronavirus and has limited movements at its borders. Unless new measures were imposed, those of Gasperini may move to Valencia tomorrow with total normality since despite the aforementioned limitations, The Italian government allows travel under justified causes. Not so his fans to whom the entity already returned the amount of the tickets and the flight to anyone who had acquired it.
View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 TIP-INSBucks: Former Rockets PG Jason Terry missed his sixth straight game with a left calf strain but was on the Milwaukee bench for the game. … Reserve rookie guard Sterling Brown frustrated Paul early with physical defense, picking up four quick fouls in just six minutes in the first half.Rockets: With a steal in the second quarter, Paul passed Kobe Bryant for 14th on the NBA’s steals list with 1,945 steals. Paul, who had seven steals Friday night and one Saturday night, is 12 shy of Derek Harper’s 1,957 steals for 13th place.UP NEXTBucks: Host Cleveland on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host Utah on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Both Harden (sore knee) and Clint Capela (left heel contusion) were game-time decisions after suffering injuries on different collision plays in Friday night’s win over San Antonio. Capela sat out the game, and P.J. Tucker started in his place, getting 10 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes.Behind Tucker, Nene scored a season-high 16 points, largely on thunderous one-handed dunks. The Rockets were outscored by the Bucks 44-40 in the paint and outrebounded 40-38.Milwaukee and Houston traded blows in the first half, with the Rockets leading by three at the end of the first quarter. They were tied at 55 at the half. The Rockets haven’t trailed at the half since Nov. 25 in a 117-102 win over the Knicks.The Rockets took an 84-79 lead into the fourth quarter.At 24-4, the Rockets are tied for their best 28-game start in franchise history, matching the 1993-94 season when they won their first championship.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shakes hands with Chris Paul after a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul had 25 and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-111 on Saturday night for their 13th straight victory.The winning streak is the Rockets’ longest streak since a franchise-best 22 straight in 2007-08.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Holiday shopping at Fenway Park, for fans and team alike Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Harden hit a step-back 3-pointer over Malcolm Brogdon and was fouled, giving Houston an 11-point lead with less than six minutes remaining. In the last two minutes, Paul hit back-to-back mid-range jumpers on consecutive possessions to put the game out of reach.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton had 23 points, and Brogdon added 20. Milwaukee has lost three straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Rockets grinded through frustrations, 15 turnovers and a below-average shooting night. Paul had a technical foul, Harden had a delay of game warning, and the Rockets faced serious adversity for the first time in weeks. Entering Saturday, Houston had dominated teams in its streak, winning all but two games by double figures with an average margin of victory of 16.9 points.Harden scored 20 points or more for the 29th straight game, matching Houston’s franchise record set by Moses Malone. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We had an amazing start regardless if we went 2-2 before but I saw the great development of my players and of my team,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The only bad thing that happened to us was Milena got injured.”“This start is a good motivation for us going into the second round.”Rondina led all scorers with 17 points with Laure pitching in 15 but they weren’t the only Golden Tigreses who had considerable impact on the offensive end.Caitlyn Viray, Pacres, and Kecelyn Galdones had eight points apiece for UST.Judith Abil led the Lady Warriors’ offense with 15 points with Arado settling for 11 excellent digs and 12 successful receptions.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying It wasn’t much of a contest as the Golden Tigresses had their way against UE’s hapless defense that included freezing out Kath Arado in every way possible.Dimdim Pacres scored two straight points to give UST an 18-11 lead in the third set before Eya Laure and Cherry Rondina took over later in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLaure punished the Lady Warriors with a sickening kill for the 24-19 match point before Rondina ended the affair with a booming crosscourt.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes admired how his team’s first round campaign ended, but he knew it would’ve been better if Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini didn’t injure her left knee. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. wants ‘legend’ Manny Pacquiao next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas took a share of the second spot at the end of the first round after upending University of the East, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses have racked up three straight wins for a 5-2 record to tie defending champion De La Salle while the Lady Warriors dropped their fourth straight game for a 1-6 card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Several persons are now in custody as Police in Berbice continue to investigate a series of robberies over the past few days. Sources say one of the robberies might have been staged.Between Monday and Wednesday evening, there were three reported robberies during which firearms were used; one has been reported as a robbery/rape.A fourth robbery was also reported at Letter Kenny where an aged woman was attacked by a lone bandit and beaten and robbed at her Corentyne home after going outside to pick flowers to pray.Acting Commander of Berbice, Senior Superintendent Paul Langevine, told Guyana Times that arrests have been made in that matter.However, he noted that three persons have been arrested and are assisting with the investigation into a robbery at Cromarty Village on Tuesday evening.During that robbery, three bandits entered a business place and robbed the owner of $280,000. In the process of the robbery, the bandits beat the businessman and shot his son in the face.Meanwhile, Police are on the hunt for one more person following the arrest of a man of Whim Village after a mother and daughter were robbed as they returned home from the Berbice Expo on Monday evening. Both men allegedly had firearms as they carried out the robbery.Following the robbery, the 18-year-old girl was taken to a nearby cemetery and raped by one of the men. Police continue the hunt for the second suspect.Also on Monday evening, a Black Bush Polder family reported that armed bandits went into their home and robbed them of jewellery and $6 million in cash. The Police say they are continuing the investigation.While a senior officer said the Police was not going to deny or refute allegations that the robbery was staged, a source close to the investigation told this publication that family members have been giving conflicting statements.The source noted that a family member has also changed her story, forcing some investigators to believe that the robbery might have been staged. As such, the Commander related that investigations are ongoing.
Rosses ACCongratulations to the club nominations for the county awards night on Saturday night at the Finn Valley Centre. The club will be represented by Odhran Mac Ruairi, Fodhla McFadden, Emily Croke and Patrick Marry.Registration Due: Reminder that registration fees for the year are now due. Prices for 2016 are: adult €20, 1st child €15, 2nd child €15, 3rd child €10, family €40. It is important that for insurance reasons only registered members of the club are permitted to attend training sessions. registration lasts for a calendar year (January – December), all membership will expire on 31st December annually regardless of which month it commenced and will need to be renewed again every January. Registration forms can be obtained at any of the club training sessions check facebook, by emailing request to [email protected] for registration form.Ulster track and field championship 2016: A reminder to juvenile athletes born 1998 – 2005 wishing to compete at the Ulster Indoors on the 6th/7th Feb that the closing dates for online entries is Tuesday 26th Jan at 12pm. The Fee is £5 or €7 per event. All athletes wishing to take part in the Ulsters must be registered with the Club. To enter athletes using the online entry option, Parents should first contact the Club on Tel:083 4665734 or email rossesac.yahoo.ie for athletes registration numbers and then chose the online entry procedure at the Athletics Northern Ireland web page. A full list of Events for the various age groups in addition to terms & conditions and the on-line Entry procedure can be found by visiting the Athletic Northern Ireland web page and choosing the Events option.Health and Wellbeing Talks: This Saturday January 30th sees Naomh Muire GAA Club host the first of a series of Health and Wellbeing talks which aim to capture issues that are real but with solutions. At 11am in the Clubhouse at the Banks, Anita Dennison and Oisin Mc Conville will be the main speakers. Free admission and open all anyone from the community to come along to hear their courage and strength on issues of importance. The talks will start at 11am and we expect them to be over by 12.30pm.Sportshall Athletics has started again on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leeanne Sharkey and Emer McGee. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro. The Donegal Sportshall trials will take place in the Aura on Sunday 31st January.There is sprints and relay training for the Boys and Girls U-15 Relay teams on Friday of this week, 29th, in the Industrial Estate in Gweedore from 7pm to 8pm with coaches Fergal McGee and Sean McGinley. Meet at Euroflex. Both teams will be taking part in the Ulster Indoor Athletics Ch’s in Magherafelt on Saturday 6th February.The club will have about twenty athletes taking part in the Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials being held in the Aura on Sunday 31st January at 1.00pm. Entry fee is €5 and registration opens at 12.30 pm.Sportshall Athletics continues on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leanne Sharkey, Emer McGee and Grace Garvie. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro.Adult training sessions have reverted back to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. These are group sessions open to all levels of adult athletes from beginners, people looking to transition from Couch-To-5k to next level and experienced and Senior level athletes. We had a number of newcomers last week which was great to see. Paul McGee will continue to coordinate the more experienced athletes with Kathleen Rodgers coordinating the beginner and Novice level athletes. Open to public and not just Rosses members. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome. Sunday long runs starting from the Blue Bridge – check with Paul for times.ROSSES AC ATHLETES IN RUNNING FOR COUNTY AWARDS was last modified: January 26th, 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:athleticsROSSES ACSport
Race ReportThe women in the club are proving to be an unstoppable force within the triathlon circuit.Siobhan Gallagher was third in the category 1 race held in Hazelwood Co. Sligo. Fin Begley was fourth woman home in the Olympic national series race held at the same event and there were category prizes for Anne Robinson, Ita McGettigan, Fiona Mc Daid , Martina Mc Daid , Catherine Mc Kinlay and Louise Alcorn in the sprint race held in Omagh. Siobhan Gallagher racing in SligoSiobhan Gallagher racing in the elite category one race led the swim but the chasing pack caught her on the bike but she held on well to make third. Fin Begley as usual won her category and it took the best run of the day to put her into fourth in the trail run around Lough Gill in Hazelwood forest.In Omagh four seconds separated Anne Robinson and Ita Mc Gettigan as Anne just held out as Ita chased her down in the run. Gavin Doherty was the best male performer in Omagh while Catherine Mc Kinley was first woman home for the club.In Sligo Eugene Mc Gettigan was first man home followed closely by Donagh O’Sullivan and Martin Donnelly.Donagh O Sullivan, Eugene Mc Gettigan, and Martin Donnelly after Olympic race in SligoIn the 10 K road race held in Lifford, Jonathan Edwards and Adrian Callaghan both raced well. In the half Iron man event held in Swinford Co. Mayo Clint Doherty made the leap to going long successfully.Errigal cycling club ran a three day International youth tour. The club had three Participants. Elijah Mc Ginley racing at under 12 , Ciaran Mc Gettigan and Aisling Diver racing at under 14 level.They all performed well with Ciaran at twelve finishing 45 th out of 85, Elijah 43 rd out of 50 and Aisling 78th out of 85.Club DuathlonThe date of 11th of September has been confirmed for the club Duathlon which will have spaces for non club members. Provisional details are as follows : Venue Saint Eunan’s GAA ground. Race start time 9.00Distance 2:10:2Presentation 11.00 AuraOpen water safety The club organizes a supervised swim session every Monday evening at six thirty pm for all members. A swim route is set up with a kayak to cover that swim route only. If anyone wants to use Gartan outside that time or that swim route please enter from the heritage centre entrance point and please make sure you have a swim partner and swim buoy for personal safety. There is a club shed for changing and the lock code is available from any committee member.Training continues as followsMonday: Gartan – Open Water Swim 6.30 pm (weather permitting)Tuesday: Aura track – Track session 7.50 pmWednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00 pmThursday : Foxhall TT or Brick 6.30pmSaturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 amSunday : Beginners cycle 9.00 a.mResults:Hazelwood category one race females3 rd Siobhan Gallagher 1.10.51Hazelwood Olympic race Females4 th Fin Begley 2.38.13Hazelwood Olympic race Males20 th Eugene Mc Gettigan 2.27.18 (4 th in category)21 st Donagh O Sullivan 2.28.34 (5 th in category)22 nd Martin Donnelly 2.29.08 (6 th in category)32 nd Padraic Mitchell 2.36.26 (2 nd in category)41 st Cathal Roarty 2.46.32 (4 th in category)44 th Barry Mc Laughlin 2.48.23 (9 th in category)Lough Macrory Sprint triathlon26th Gavin Doherty 1.14.09 (3 rd in category)32 nd Jack Brennan 1.16.37(4 th in category)41 st Patrick Mc Nulty 1.17.4342 nd Liam Tinney 1.17.5354 th Catherine Mc Kinlay 1.20.25 (2 nd in category)66 th Anne Robinson 1.23.24 (1 st in category)67 th Ita Mc Gettigan 1.23.28 (1 st in category)80 th Fiona Mc Daid 1.26.45 (3rd in category)88 th Martina Mc Daid 1.28.02 ( 2 nd in category)97 th Louise Alcorn 1.31.37 (3 rd in category)104 th Pat Brady 1.34.21110 th Sinead Trearty 1.38.22114 th Labhaoise Maguire 1.40.41Lough Macrory Try a Tri triathlon7 th Alaistair Hetherington 43.4712 th Terence Quinn 46.5417 th Raj Mehan 51.4018 th Bridget Devenney 53.1319 th Fiona Temple 55.1420 th Andrea Mc Gettigan 55.1524 th Michelle Veale 56.1928 th Amanda Witherow 1.00.14More success this week for Letterkenny Triathlon Club athletes! was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalletterkenny triathlon clubOmaghsligo
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The woman said he beat her and forced her into his car, Hahn said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STEVENSON RANCH – A man stopped for speeding down Interstate 5 early Thursday faked a series of seizures before he was arrested on suspicion of a series of crimes ranging from kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend to knocking the window out of a California Highway Patrol squad car, a CHP officer said. Danny Martinez, 24, of Van Nuys was booked on suspicion of kidnapping the 25-year-old woman who was found in his car bruised and with a bloody lip and cigarette burns, said Officer Wendy Hahn. He also faces charges of battery, resisting a police officer and driving under the influence. At 4:20 a.m. Sgt. Jorge Martinez – no relation to the suspect – clocked a car passing him at 90 mph on the southbound I-5 near Lyons Avenue, Hahn said. When he pulled him over, the suspect appeared to suffer a seizure. Paramedics were called, who said the man was faking, as did doctors who treated him at a local hospital where he suffered several more “seizures.” Hahn said that on the trip to the hospital, Martinez kicked out a rear window in the squad car. Meanwhile Sgt. Martinez questioned the woman who was in the suspect’s car. She told him she had broken up with Martinez the previous day – his birthday – and came home early Thursday to find him waiting outside her Van Nuys home, Hahn said.
They staggered and struggled with the offense all game, totaling 27 turnovers and managing just one field goal in the fourth quarter. It was a “futile exercise” in coach Phil Jackson’s estimation. “When it’s not moving fluid, when you look out on the floor, nobody looks like they know the system,” guard Aaron McKie said. “That’s just a matter of playing with each other a little bit more and getting to know each other a little bit better.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week By the middle of the third quarter, though, Bryant had to direct his teammates to the right spots on the floor and grew frustrated when he couldn’t get fed the ball in the post. He never got in rhythm, finishing with 11 points and taking only eight shots. The Lakers split their two-game series with the Warriors – though they trailed 24-8 in the first quarter Tuesday with their starters on the floor – and returned home Thursday after 10 days of training camp and trade winds in Oahu. It was a trip that did not end on a good note. Odom struggled in his second game playing in the backcourt. Chris Mihm threw away too many passes and picked up too many fouls. Kwame Brown was two steps slow getting to places he should have been. And with Bryant unable to take control as he did Tuesday – scoring 16 of his game-high 28 points in the second quarter – the Lakers never were a threat. Even so, Bryant tried to encourage his teammates to run the triangle despite the score. “I could have broken out of the system and just went nuts, but it just doesn’t make sense to do that because it doesn’t improve us as a ballclub,” Bryant said. “Just stay patient. It will come.” They won’t be playing Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom for only a half each. They won’t be facing the same team on back-to-back nights. They won’t have had just 12 practices to get to know each other from total strangers on the court. But the Lakers at least had to wonder after Wednesday night’s 112-81 exhibition loss to the Golden State Warriors in Honolulu just how long it will take to get the triangle offense together, especially with the season opener less than three weeks away. The Lakers had hoped their pressure defense could cover for their lack of familiarity in the offense. It didn’t work, though, as Golden State countered the basics of the triangle and the Lakers were unable to turn to the automatic sets they use in certain situations. One problem is the Lakers have players with varying comfort levels in the offense. There are five players who learned the triangle in Jackson’s first tenure as coach. There are another five who got a taste of it at the end of last season with interim coach Frank Hamblen. Then there are nine players who are totally new to the triangle. And further compounding things, the Lakers have been trying at the same time to learn a defense that is new to everyone. They have spent mornings working on defense and afternoons on offense. Yet the Lakers insist that there is time enough to learn the offense before their season opener, fast approaching on Nov. 2 at Denver. “It’s tricky because when you get it, you get it,” Bryant said. “It seems like it just kind of comes out of nowhere. But in reality, it’s all the little steps that we’ve been doing. When you get it, you get it. Then you just start seeing the rhythm click.” Point taken: With Bryant struggling, the Lakers searched for a secondary scorer Wednesday and ended up totaling only 18 points in the second quarter. And where they will find points besides Bryant and Odom this season is a major question. After trading away Caron Butler in the offseason, the Lakers have a roster with only two players (Bryant and Odom) who are career double-figure scorers. “There was a dearth there,” Jackson said. “We’ll have different things for our team when we get into the season that’ll take care of things like that. But right now, I force them into a struggle situation sometimes to make sure that they have a resolve or see who can step in and fill that void. It didn’t work (Wednesday) at all.” Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A recent Farmers’ Auction has raised an udderly great amount for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Over 200 people attended the fundraiser in the Halfway House Burnfoot which was organised by Bernie Duffy from Lisfannon. There were all sorts of lots on sale – from chickens to sheep – and it was a lively night for all with prizes and music by the High Heels band.Farmers Auction, Halfway House Burnfoot, 3rd February 2018Farmers Auction, Halfway House Burnfoot, 3rd February 2018Farmers Auction, Halfway House Burnfoot, 3rd February 2018Bernie organised this event on February 3rd to give back to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, where she was treated as a baby, and it has always been a place that’s close to her heart. The incredible €10,000 fundraising total from the auction will go a long way to help children in need.Farmers Auction, Halfway House Burnfoot, 3rd February 2018Speaking to Donegal Daily this week, Bernie shared her delight with the huge success of the event:“I am so grateful of how well everything turned out and how much money was raised for such a worthy cause. It couldn’t of went any better,” she said. “I still can’t believe this event made €10,000. I would like to thank my family and friends who helped me in any way and on the night of the event, and also to the Halfway House Burnfoot. Bernie would like to thank the following business sponsors:Duffy’s Farm Lisfannon Duffy Plant Hire Excavations & Civils Ltd Allen Transport P.Bonar Plant Hire, Davey Skip Hire, Mc Gonagle Plant Hire Mast Construction Duffy Plant Hire And Ground Works Millfarm Hoofcare ,Coyle Equipment Services Ltd Fullerton Football Pitches Meenaward Windfarm Ltd ,Lynch Metals Inishowen Recycling, Leonard Dixon – Solid Fuels Robert Smyth & Sons Ltd ,Christopher Ward Domestic Appliance Repairs Callaghan Electrical Burt,Brian Dukes Kitchens, Ek Kinesiology Practitioner Cullens Cockhill Ltd, Brindley Healthcare Jimmy Toland Plant HireMcGonagle Oil Maria’s Hair & Beauty The Red Door And Country House Fahan Seagrass Spa & Wellbeing Centre Buncrana Vogue Home And Gift. Inish Pharmacy The Lake Bar & Bistro Fifi Soaps , Hair Hut Buncrana Health Wise Pharmacies Francis Duffy, Kevin Duffy, Bobby Allen Shaun Mc Gonagle, Joe Jackson, Lynch Bros North West Plant Hire Robert Dixon Joe Dixon, George Devlin, Michael Doherty (Ristard) James Anthony Mclaughlin, James O HaganFarmers Auction, Halfway House Burnfoot, 3rd February 2018Bernie added: “This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for anyone who I mentioned, and with over 200 people who attended the event, I can say for anyone who was there it was a great night’s craic. “I will never forget the kindness of people who have sponsored and donated to this event. “A lot of work went into this event but I enjoyed every minute of it and it was all worth it for the hospital. For this event to make that amount of money I still smile when people mention the event and how well it did. I think on what that money could do now for those children, seeing it for myself, those children deserve it all,” she said.Have you ‘herd’ how much the Inishowen Farmers’ Auction raised? was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charityfarmer’s auctionfundraiserhalfway house burnfootOur Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin