Christmas tradition: Warriors, Cavs headline holiday hoops

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Stephen Curry isn’t expected back and Isaiah Thomas isn’t quite ready, so these familiar foes won’t look like they did last June or will if they meet again next June. Their first meeting this season is on the same floor as their last one, the Warriors’ victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The team that won the title followed by also taking the Christmas Day matchup the next season after their two previous championship clashes, with the Cavaliers erasing a 3-1 deficit in the 2016 Finals and then a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter last Dec. 25 at home.WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT BOSTON CELTICSIt’s hard to make history on a franchise with as much history as theirs, but the Celtics will just by stepping on the floor Monday. They’ve never played a home game on Christmas, with 28 road contests and two at neutral sites. Expect them to be rude hosts to a Washington team returning to Boston for the first time since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, a series in which the teams exchanged hard fouls and bad blood in what’s become a heated rivalry recently.HOUSTON ROCKETS AT OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERPerhaps it’s time for Carmelo Anthony’s breakout performance with the Thunder, because nobody has been better on Christmas. He has averaged 33.2 points in five games, tops among all players who made at least four appearances. This is the Thunder’s first chance to see what Anthony and Paul George mean in this matchup after the Rockets easily dispatched them in the first round of the playoffs. James Harden has scored 51 points in his last two games, but the Rockets lost both of them after winning 14 in a row.MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES AT LOS ANGELES LAKERSThe Timberwolves get another chance after losing in Oklahoma City last year in their first appearance on Christmas. Christmas games may be new to the Wolves but not to fans in Minnesota, as the Lakers made their first 11 appearances on the holiday from 1949-59 when they were based in Minneapolis. The Lakers have gone on to play 19 straight years on Christmas, so rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma better get used to having holiday plans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Now together, they will to lead Cleveland to its 20th win in 22 games.A look at the games on the schedule of the 70th edition of the NBA on Christmas:PHILADELPHIA 76ERS AT NEW YORK KNICKSThe 76ers hope Joel Embiid can return from a back injury to play in their first Christmas Day game since 2001. The Knicks have played a league-high 51 games on Christmas and their 22 victories are tied with the Lakers for the most. They better enjoy being home for the holidays because they won’t be many times after Christmas. New York, tied for the NBA low with two road victories, plays 16 of its next 20 games away from Madison Square Garden after Monday.CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AT GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Ball to miss Lakers’ Christmas game with shoulder sprain Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This time the Warriors, as the NBA champions, are home for the holiday after having to travel to LeBron James’ house last season.“It’s great. It’s no fun playing on the road on Christmas,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s great playing at home. I always enjoy Christmas Day home games.”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 Lakers-Heat trilogy began immediately after Los Angeles had dealt Shaquille O’Neal to Miami, making it an obvious addition to the schedule because of his feud with Bryant, even though the Lakers had fallen from championship contention.Dwyane Wade played in those games, beginning what’s been one of the most successful Christmas careers. His 10 wins in 12 appearances are the most in NBA history, and his 301 points are tied with James for third on the list. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. The NBA is driven by star power and its Christmas Day lineup is about the league’s best players, not all the best teams. Yes, the NBA will roll out LeBron James and Kevin Durant, toss in some Russell Westbrook and James Harden under the mistletoe. APNEW YORK — Not since the Kobe-Shaq breakup have two rivals spent so many Christmases together.Golden State and Cleveland are playing the holiday’s heaviest-hyped matchup for the third straight season. The same teams hadn’t met that many times on Christmas since the Lakers and Miami squared off from 2004-06.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Wenger says timing of his Arsenal departure not his decision

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger watches the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday April 22, 2018. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)LONDON — Arsene Wenger says the timing of his departure from Arsenal “was not really my decision,” effectively confirming he was forced out of the English club he has managed for more than 21 years.The 68-year-old Frenchman announced last week that he would be quitting at the end of the season, saying he felt it was the right time to step down following discussions with the club’s board.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pons eyes revenge against La Salle in FEU title bid Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asked Wednesday why he was leaving a year before his contract ended, Wenger said “the timing was not really my decision.”Wenger said he is not planning to retire but that “honestly I don’t know what I will do.”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 crownHe added that he will not commit to another job while employed by Arsenal, and would not be helping the club in its search for a new manager. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘I Am Up to the Task’

first_imgArchbishop Jonathan B. B. HartThe prelate, Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonathan B.B. Hart, Sunday, July 6, claimed for his new Ministry as Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa, (IPWA) the same task God assigned Jeremiah when the Lord commissioned him (Jeremiah) a prophet to the nations.“I chose you before I gave you life; and before you were born, I selected you to be a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)These words, the newly-enthroned Archbishop believes, carry for him no less instruction and challenge than those directed at Jeremiah by God, the Author of all things.“Today, I can say with faith, in the midst of disbelief and anxiety, that the Lord, who has called me to His service, is saying these same words to me as I assume this new ministry,” declared the Archbishop.“Our God is good. His doings are marvelous in our eyes and beyond our comprehension,” Dr. Hart testified in a message delivered shortly after he was enthroned as Archbishop of the Province of West Africa.After thanking God for His choice of him (Hart) as Archbishop, the clergyman thanked his fellow Bishops, clergy, and Brethren of the IPWA, thanking them for entrusting him with the task ahead. He assured them of his commitment and dedication to the calling. Archbishop Hart was addressing a cathedral full of fellow prelates and guests from most of the nations comprising the Internal Province of West Africa, as well as a few from England and the U.S.Bishops and Archbishops comprised (made up) most of the guests that showed up for the gala. Quite a few brought their spouses along.Speaking at the occasion, as a stand-in for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph Boakai thanked God for Archbishop Hart’s elevation.“Our nation is proud of a leader that can represent us beyond our borders. This development helps put us back on the map as a nation,” the Vice President pointed out.In a communiqué to the Bishopric, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called Archbishop Hart’s new preferment a great tribute to him as well as a splendid credit to the Episcopal Church of Liberia and the Republic of Liberia at large.”We and the Episcopal denomination in Liberia have not the slightest doubt that you will measure up to the task of your new assignment, considering the excellent Episcopal services you have rendered the flock here in the Diocese of Liberia, and your astute ecumenical standing within the communities of the Christian faith,” the President told Bishop Hart.Meanwhile, The Most Rev. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, has encouraged Archbishop Hart to push for the two internal provinces to eventually become autonomous in our time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Motor vehicle registration “XX” series start shortly

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Friday said registration of the motor vehicle series “XX” will soon commence in keeping with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act.In accordance with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Chapter 51:02, a motor vehicle registration series elapses after 9999 vehicles have been registered by the Licence Revenue Office under that series.In his capacity as Chief Licensing Officer, the Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia, has given his approval for the new “XX” series to be introduced.Motor vehicle owners are reminded that the motor vehicle licence expires on the registration anniversary of the vehicle. Vehicle licences can be renewed at GRA’s headquarters or any GRA branch office. However, when the registration for a vehicle has to be amended, for example, transfer of ownership, change of colour, change of intended use, etc, the vehicle must be physically examined by the Licence Revenue Office of the GRA before registration is issued.last_img read more

PNC members among President’s nominees for GECOM Chair

first_img…Granger acting in bad faith – PPPIn an unexpected move, President David Granger on Monday submitted eight nominees for chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) through his representatives.Kads KhanKessaundra AlvesKim KyteStanley MooreStanley MingAubrey ArmstrongClaudette La BennettJames PattersonMore surprisingly, some of the nominees on the list have displayed strong political linkages to the People’s National Congress (PNC).Both Opposition and Government officials met on Monday for what the Opposition thought would have been meaningful discussions on the possibility of narrowing candidates to fill the position, from the list of 11 nominees that was submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as constitutionally mandated in Article 161 (2).Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and Members of Parliament Anil Nandlall and Juan Edghill led the Opposition’s delegation, while Ministry of the Presidency Director General Joseph Harmon; Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan represented President Granger. To the Opposition team’s surprise, upon arrival at the meeting, they were handed a list with the names of eight persons, including unconstitutionally-appointed former GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson. Other persons on the list were Dr Aubrey Armstrong; Retired Justice Stanley Moore; Retired Justice Claudette La Bennet; Georgetown Public Hospital Chairperon Kessaundra Alves; former Solicitor General Kim Kyte and PNC Executives Stanley Ming and Kads Khan.DisappointedAfter the engagement, Opposition representatives voiced their disappointment and dissatisfaction with the proceedings. Nandlall reiterated that the CCJ’s conclusion on fostering “good faith” was violated by Government’s actions to formally submit its own nominees.“These names were supposed to be floated in a fluid way so that the Leader of the Opposition would, in turn, take those names and once agreement is arrived in relation to them, put them along with the list of his constituting six and returning them to the President,” he explained.Paragraph 26 of the CCJ’s recommendation prescribes that “the most sensible approach is that before a list is submitted, the Leader of the Opposition and the President must communicate with each other in good faith on, or perhaps meet to discuss, eligible candidates for the position of Chairman. The aim of these discussions must be to agree the names of six persons who fit the stated eligibility requirements and who are not unacceptable to the President.”According to him, it was their understanding that the 11 names would be deliberated on during the meeting to constrict the list to six persons. While there were signals that the President could make informal suggestions, the eight names were imposed to be deliberated upon. Moreover, the Government’s representatives expressed that they were given “no instruction” on Jagdeo’s list, even though the July 4 meeting with the President laid out these matters.“It was our clear understanding that we were going there this afternoon to consider those 11 names and for the Government to indicate or rather the President’s delegates at that engagement to tell us which of the 11 names the President finds acceptable and which he does not find acceptable. Lo and behold, when we get there, we are confronted with a list from the Government’s side and the members of the President’s team inform us that they have no instruction in relation to the 11 names,” the Attorney-at-Law stressed.Violates good faithHe posited, “That, we believe violates the good faith which is intended for this process to succeed. The President told us very clearly that he would like this process to be completed in a matter of days and we welcome that commitment. Here it is at our very first meeting, the President’s delegation has no instruction in relation to the 11 names that he invited us to submit for his consideration, but puts to us, eight names of his own. That does not augur well for the continuation of the process.”The former Attorney General insisted that if progress was not made on the 11 names in future meetings, they would be convinced that the process was not being “constructively pursued”.Meanwhile, he pointed to the selections made by the President, noting that some were perceptibly politically affiliated. This contradicted the Head of State’s recommendations to Jagdeo to select persons with judgelike and impartial qualities, beyond the political scope.“We don’t wish to cast any aspersions on the names submitted, but the names have been revealed. Look at those names and you will see among those names, persons who are highly politically connected to the Government. Now, the President even before the ruling of the CCJ, had articulated certain qualities that he would like to see in the nominees submitted by the Leader of the Opposition,” Nandlall stated.He added, “He said that they must have judgelike qualities and he expounded that to mean that they must be persons who are impartial, who have integrity, who are above the political fray, etc. If that’s the President’s position and he wants the Leader of the Opposition to submit names bearing those qualifications, then one would expect him to reciprocate and put names of the same calibre and pedigree.”These persons selected by the Opposition were once rejected by the President, who then unilaterally appointed Justice Patterson as the GECOM Chairman, a move which was flawed. As such, the Opposition’s former Chief Whip signalled that the President might be making that blunder again. Other questions were raised as to whether this list was an indirect rejection of the Opposition Leader’s choices.The Constitution states that the Leader of the Opposition was solely responsible for sourcing six nominees for the position of GECOM Chairman who should be acceptable to the President.Teixeira expressed, “For the President now to be imposing in a sense eight names and not allowing us to go through the 11, these are not good indications that the Government is serious about moving forward.”She, nevertheless, said that both sides would meet again today, and the 11 nominees would have to be addressed foremost. After that, other choices will be considered or the Opposition Leader will submit more names if necessary.last_img read more

FAIT Charity Poker Slo Pitch Tournament set for this weekend

first_imgThe tournament will be played in a round robin format, and teams must consist of six men and four women.As teams play, they will be given two cards for a win, and one card for a loss. At the end of the games on Sunday, teams will compare the best poker hands to determine who gets the prizes that are up for grabs.Those looking for more information can contact Cheralee Goulet at 250-793-9766- Advertisement –last_img

MINISTER DINNY McGINLEY LAUNCHES GRANTS TO ENTICE AMERICAN STUDENTS TO GAELTACHT

first_imgGAELTACHT MINISTER Dinny McGinley has helped to launch the Irish Language Summer Study Awards, enabling US citizens, currently studying the Irish language in the United States, to participate in Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht in Ireland this Summer.The Awards are supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs and the National Lottery.US citizens living in the US who are currently enrolled in Irish language courses in the US and have completed at least one semester of tuition are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will receive a monetary award (maximum value €5,000) to cover travel, tuition, accommodation and meal costs to participate in the course of their choice.The deadline for applicants is 29th April 2011. For further information see www.fulbright.ie.In addition, the Fulbright Commission, together with the University of Notre Dame, jointly announced the launch of ‘Inter-changes: Conference on Learning and Teaching the Irish Language’.This conference will bring together those teaching the Irish language in the US to explore current practice, future possibilities and a report on the current state of play regarding Irish language learning in the US. Commenting on the awards, the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish language, Dinny McGinley T.D. said: “I am delighted that my Department is providing funding to the Fulbright Commission to support this important work programme.“The number of universities worldwide that are providing Irish language courses, with funding from my Department, is a clear indicator, not only of academic interest in Irish as one of the world’s oldest vernacular languages, but also of increased opportunities for Irish speakers globally.“The Irish language is a hugely valuable resource, particularly with regard to the development of cultural tourism in Ireland. Living in a Gaeltacht area myself, I am always delighted to see at first hand students from all over the world coming to the Gaeltacht to continue their studies and speaking our native language.“Accordingly, I warmly welcome the announcement of these awards.”Speaking about the awards, Ms Colleen Dube, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission said: “Our recent research has identified 80 institutions teaching Irish in the United States. Since 2006 the Fulbright Commission has been actively involved in promoting the Irish language in the US through our FLTA programme where we send recently qualified teachers and fluent Irish speakers to act as Teaching Assistants in US universities. “Although many US students claim Irish heritage as the reason for studying Irish, there are plenty of others who are interested simply because they are interested in Ireland or want to study an ancient language.“The Irish Language Study Awards will afford US students with a love of the language, who may not have the chance otherwise, the opportunity to be immersed in the Irish language and culture. We would hope successful candidates would then share their experience with others on their return to the US.”Ms Colleen Dube continued:“The conference is open to everyone involved in teaching Irish in the US and is being held with a view to informing future provision and promotion of the Irish language at third level as identified in the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language.“Findings of a report we commissioned into Irish Language Teaching & Learning in the US, being undertaken by the Language Centre at National University of Ireland Maynooth, will be officially presented at the conference. “The event will explore current practice and future possibilities in terms of Irish language teaching, testing, resources and collaborations,” Ms. Dube concluded. MINISTER DINNY McGINLEY LAUNCHES GRANTS TO ENTICE AMERICAN STUDENTS TO GAELTACHT was last modified: March 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Dinny McGinleyIrish language bursarieslast_img read more

US COPS SWOOP ON DONEGAL HIT & RUN SUSPECT

first_imgA Donegal man was pulled off a plane by armed US cops on suspicion of being involved in a hit-and-run which has left a woman in a critical condition in hospital.Damian Crossan, 28, of Trentagh, was hauled off the plane moments before it was due to take off from John F Kennedy Airport in New York bound for Ireland.He is wanted for an alleged crash in Upper Darby, near Philadelphia, where he had been living for the past five years. Cops who swooped on the Donegal man confirmed he had purchased a one-way ticket back to Ireland on Wednesday night last.Police chief Michael Chitwood confirmed that the Donegal man had admitted his car had hit a woman on February 2nd last.The woman Jamie Timlin, was hit with such force by the car that her shoes flew off while she was sent flying through the air.She also suffered devastating injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.As well as broken hips, Ms Timlin, 32, also suffered numerous facial fractures and bleeding on the brain.Crossan has been charged with aggravated assault and related offences.EndsUS COPS SWOOP ON DONEGAL HIT & RUN SUSPECT was last modified: February 16th, 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)last_img read more

Tottenham and Man City agree on date for Premier League game in October

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham and Manchester City have agreed to move their October Premier League game to Wembley, delaying it by 24 hours until Monday 29 October due to the problems caused by the redevelopment of White Hart Lane.The delay in the opening of the rebuilt 62,062-seater stadium has created a problems this season and next month’s home matches against Liverpool and Cardiff City have already been moved to the national stadium – where they spent last season – because of faulty safety systems. 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The club’s first home Champions League game, against Barcelona on 3 October, will take place at Wembley, while Spurs have also applied to stage their Carabao Cup third round match against Watford in September at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. targets An NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles is scheduled for 28 October How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Most popular Tottenham news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Wembley is unavailable at the time of the scheduled kick-off against City on 28 October, as the NFL is staging the Jacksonville Jaguars v Philadelphia Eagles match.And it is understood both the Premier League champions and the Football Association have accepted Spurs’ request to move it, but the Premier League still need to give it the green light. punished Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card smart causal OFF REVEALED REVEALED possible standings Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Tottenham spent last season playing their home games at Wembley gameday gameday cracker The Times report the Premier League is expected to confirm the change of venue and date next week, but the organisation face problems as the shift creates problems for Sky who were due to show it on Sunday.last_img read more

1AM UPDATE: ARMY SENDS IN TROOPS AND CHOPPERS AS GORSE FIRE THREATENS DUNGLOE

first_imgThe Army have now been drafted in to battle gorse fires across Donegal with 25 troops and three army helicopters now taking part in the mission. The troops will assist more than 100 firefighters who are battling to put out the savage fires across various locations in the county.The most serious fire is on the soutskirts of Dungloe with the flames now coming dangerously close to the town. The army helicopters are making dozens of runs to nearby lakes to lift water in an attempt to quell the fire but it is only having some impact on the blaze.Already thousands of acres of gorse and forestry have been burned around Dungloe, Lettermacarward and Doochery since the fire started yesterday.There are also serious fires round Fanad with hundreds of acres scorched there too as firefighters try to keep that blaze under control.Exhausted firefighters are now out at the scene for more than 24 hours at the blaze at the general Upper Rosses area. At midnight another fire broke out at Thorr near Crolly.Pat the Cope Gallagher earlier called for Minister for Defence Alan Shatter to draft in the army.A number of families have already been evacuated from homes across the region as more than 100 firefighters tackle the blaze.A spokesman for the fire service said they now believe the blaze was started deliberately.At least one property is believed to have been destroyed already but there are no reports of any casualties. Acting chief fire officer Bobby McMenamin said they are tackling the blaze as best they can.“It’s a huge challenge and out resources are stretched to the limit. Our men have been flat out but we are operating with limited resources.“This is a huge fire which got worse overnight and we have a very long day ahead of us to get it under control,” he said.Hundreds of locals have also been working throughout the night to protect their properties and to assist in trying to put out the fire. Motorists are also being advised to avoid the area at all costs, especially the N56, which is covered in dense smoke.A lot of wildlife is also believed to have perished during the blaze.Local politician Pat The Cope Gallagher described the blaze as “an inferno.”“What’s needed now is hundreds of army personnel who can protect homes and supplement fire personnel and help to protect property and hopefully put out this fire.“It is not an exaggeration to call it an inferno. It has gone completely out of control now and it needs to be contained,” he said.Ends1AM UPDATE: ARMY SENDS IN TROOPS AND CHOPPERS AS GORSE FIRE THREATENS DUNGLOE was last modified: May 2nd, 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:Armydonegalgorse fireslast_img read more