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first_imgLouie Alas is bracing for a really tough stretch for his Phoenix Pulse squad in the PBA Philippine Cup.And how the Fuel Masters run this gauntlet will provide an idea of how deep they can go in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Magnolia is the reigning Governors’ Cup champion. Phoenix’s last two games include Philippine Cup defending champion San Miguel Beer and Commissioner’s Cup champion Barangay Ginebra.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine—which lost its share of the top after a 100-92 loss to TNT last Sunday—takes on Columbian with the hopes of recharging its bid for a top-2 finish at the end of the elimination round and a playoff bonus as well.The 3-5 Dyip (3-5) are walking on thin ice and are hoping for a perfect run in their final three games to punch their first quarterfinals ticket since 2015.“We’re taking it one game at a time,” said Johnedel Cardel, whose Columbian is coming from a stunning loss to current league doormat Blackwater.First winOver at the D-League, Petron-Letran whipped AMA Online, 108-91, on Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Alas and his team battle a rejuvenated Magnolia squad that has snapped out of a three-game slump and it is the first date in a three-match schedule where Phoenix will battle the league’s three champions last year.“The heavyweights,” Alas said of his team’s last three elimination round games. “But I firmly believe that my players can win by playing defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Fuel Masters (7-1) try to keep their vise-like clamp on the lead with the hope of tabbing one of two twice-to-beat bonuses in the playoffs. But the Hotshots will enter the 7 p.m. duel having regained their confidence following a 92-86 breakthrough victory over the Meralco Bolts.“What we’re eyeing for now is to take the first two spots to be able to put a foot in the semifinals,” Alas said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title A waste of time, cries Donnie Nietes Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Larry Muyang provided the spark for the Knights, nailing 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, to help his team into the win column.Christian Fajarito added 15 points and seven rebounds while Jeo Ambohot contributed 14 points and 12 boards.“We’re happy we finally won,” said Petron-Letran coach Bonnie Tan in Filipino. “Then again, here in the D-League, win or lose we gain experience so it’s a win. I’m just happy that we didn’t back down from the challenge today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Anti-war protest at Schiff’s office
first_img“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, he will get first crack at the budget,” said Mary Winograd, an organizer of the Los Angeles Occupation Project effort. “We want him to take a stand.” With Valentine’s Day in mind, demonstrators held signs that read, “No more broken hearts,” and chanted “Congressman Schiff, stop the war.” Protesters planned to continue their demonstration today and Wednesday. “I think that the people have already spoken,” said Tighe Barry, 48, a South Pasadena resident who said he came across the North Raymond Avenue protest by chance. Barry said he was one of the 267 “no” votes, or 77 percent, in a Schiff Web site poll on troop escalation. Schiff, who was appointed to the committee in December, said he shares the protesters’ concerns. PASADENA – About 40 people gathered outside Rep. Adam Schiff’s office Monday morning to urge him to cut off funding for the war in Iraq. The protest comes as the House of Representatives is considering a nonbinding resolution opposing the president’s plan to send an additional 21,500 troops there. Schiff, D-Pasadena, said in a phone interview from Washington that he plans to “strongly support” the proposed resolution, which was unveiled Monday and is scheduled to come up for a vote Friday. However, Schiff’s support does not go far enough for demonstrators, who want to eliminate funding for the increasingly unpopular war. “I’ve been opposing the president’s policy `stay the course’ for a long time,” Schiff said. “We want to make sure our troops have everything they need … But we also want our combat forces to begin redeploying out of Iraq.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
Ace is something to Beem about
first_imgSo, Everyman, which of those contenders do you root for in today’s final round at Riviera Country Club? High-living Rich Beem, a major winner now working out of the “He’s Still Playing?” branch of the PGA Tour, fired himself to within two strokes of high-flying Phil Mickelson with a 6-under 65 that included a hole-in-one. PACIFIC PALISADES A guy doing a touchdown dance to celebrate the acquisition of a $30,000 car stole the Nissan Open sunlight Saturday from a tournament leader making his morning commute in a rented jet. Of course, saying Beem’s round included an ace is like saying a Super Bowl halftime included Janet Jackson. As soon as the 7-iron shot completed its 177-yard journey by one-hopping into the cup cut into the right side of the 14th green, Beem thrust his fists in the air. Then he turned and ran to the red Nissan Altima Coupe parked behind the tee, the sponsor’s car that was the prize for a hole-in-one this week. Then he climbed up the back of the car, hugged the roof and ended up sitting on top in a triumphant pose – at least until it occurred to him that the vehicle had been baking in the sun all day. “You know, I stole that from (Peter) Jacobsen,” the man known as Beemer said of his reaction to winning a Nissan. “I wish I could take full credit for making a fool out of myself.” At the 1994 Nissan Open, Jacobsen aced the same hole, jumped into the convertible that was that year’s prize and pretended to drive it away. “I just saw that car (Saturday), and I thought, `Hell, might as well,”‘ Beem said. “I tell you what, the top of that hood was pretty warm, and the back of it is a little scratched up from my shoes.” center_img Somebody asked if he was thinking more about the hole-in-one or the two-stroke pickup, which makes the difference between being tied for fifth at 9 under and alone in third at 11 under, trailing only 13-under Mickelson and 12-under Padraig Harrington after three rounds. “I’m thinking, `I just won a car, and it’s going to cost me an awful lot in the bar later on,”‘ Beem said. “I just had fun.” For the longest time, the paragraph above could have told you everything about Beem. A one-time winner in his first three years on tour, the New Mexico State product was known for twothings: He had once quit golf and taken a job selling cell phones and car stereos in Seattle for $7 an hour, and even after rededicating himself, he was one of the tour’s heavy-duty party boys. When he jumped up and made his third tour victory a major one in the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine in Minnesota, some of the ugly details hit the public prints. Not long after his first career win at the 1999 Kemper Open, Beem had been jailed in Scotland for driving under the influence the week of the British Open. Seeing that Beem, now 36years old, hasn’t won since that PGA Championship – sinking as low as 183rd in year-end tour rankings – you might think he partied his talent away. But listening to him Saturday, you get the idea it’s settling down that’s been his problem. He got married in December 2001, and he and his wife have a son and daughter. “Golf happened. Life happened. It’s pretty simple,” Beem said of his decline. “I won a major championship, and I’m on top of the world and there’s only one place for me to go – and that’s down. “Between having kids, moving (from New Mexico to Austin, Texas), and trying to deal with everything else in life, you know, golf hasn’t been a priority for me. Yes, it was (a priority) to a point, but I didn’t get excited about it.” Beem seems to be excited about it again. He finished tied for ninth behind Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines last month, his first top 10 in nearly 11 months. Now, with rounds of 69, 68 and 65 at Riviera, he has shot in the 60s in five of his past sevenrounds. Maybe it’s the urgency that goes with knowing the qualifying exemption he earned with the PGA Championship expires after this season, meaning he’d better win a tournament or hit the top 125 on the money list in 2007. “I don’t know what it is, but I really enjoy coming out to the golf course (again),” Beem said. “I enjoy the challenge of it now. … Since I’ve seen how bad it can be, it just makes days like today, weeks like this week, that much better.” And he hasn’t been completely domesticated. “I still love the occasional cocktail after a good round of golf, after today,” Beem said. “I’m the same guy who I am. I’m just a little bit older. “As you get older, you know, you just grow up. I think that’s normal for everybody. Besides, the hangovers really hurt.” The sight of a grown man in a chartreuse shirt jumping onto the roof of a car suggests Beem’s harder work and sharper play hasn’t made him a dull boy. Every golf tournament needs a working-class hero, and next to Mickelson’s business-jet commute from San Diego, Beem’s bid to keep his tour card is just the ticket. “We should have more guys out here like him,” Ernie Els said. “He really lets you see what he feels.” It was Els, playing Saturday with Beem and Jim Furyk, who “called” the ace at 14. With the ball in the air, Els said, “Hey, boys, it’s a 1!” What happened next, Els couldn’t have predicted. “I was afraid to look,” Els said. “I didn’t know if he was going to fall through the window or what he was going to do.” This morning, Beem tees off with Mickelson and Harrington, a guy with a car against a couple of jetsetters. Don’t be afraid to look. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
BOOST! Key Manchester City duo in line to return against Stoke

first_img1 Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful Joe Hart and Sergio Aguero will return for Manchester City’s trip to Stoke on Saturday.Hart missed Saturday’s Premier League win over Southampton with a hamstring injury, while Aguero was forced off in the game with a heel problem.The duo were both absent from the squad for Tuesday night’s 4-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Hull, but Pellegrini expects to have them both back soon.“Kun has a pain in his heel. He is improving and we will see tomorrow or Thursday if he can play on Saturday,” said the City boss.“Joe Hart can be fit, I am not sure for Saturday but if not for Tuesday [against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League].“Fernando [also] has a small problem but I think can play on Saturday.”Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta will again miss out against Stoke, but City will have David Silva available after the Spaniard made his first start in two months against Hull.The playmaker helped City book their place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and Pellegrini is delighted to have him back.“The most important thing was to qualify for the semi-final but after that it was important for David to have 80 minutes after a long injury,” said the Chilean. Joe Hart last_img read more

Revealed: 15 superb players available for nothing this summer

first_imgThe end of the season is around the corner and so could some players’ futures at their current clubs be.John Terry told talkSPORT there is no dialogue between himself and Chelsea over a new contract back in March, making the former England captain one of many set to be searching for a new team in the summer.From Michael Carrick to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, plenty other notable names could be up for grabs.Take a look at the top 15 players who, as it stands, will be available on a free transfer from July 1st. 15 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) – Ibrahimovi? is unlikely to be short of offers for his signature, with the striker preparing to leave the Parc des Princes in the summer. This season he’s scored 44 goals in all competitions, suggesting he is far from finished in Europe. 10. Patrice Evra (Juventus) – While reaching the latter stages of his career, Evra, 34, has suggested he still has plenty left in the tank. He helped Juve to a Champions League final last season, and may feel his career in Europe isn’t over. 15 15 15 15 1. Michael Carrick (Manchester United) – check out the top 15 players who will be out of contract in the summer by clicking the arrow above, right – Three years after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United are still a club in transition, and Carrick could be a notable departure in the summer. He’s remained a key player for Louis van Gaal this season, particularly with injury to Bastian Schweinsteiger, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be let go, but there will be a number of Premier League clubs keen to tempt the five-time title winner. 15 4. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – Chilwell impressed in the first half of the campaign on loan at Huddersfield Town, and has been in demand since returning to Leicester in January. Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly interested in the 19 year old’s signature and the latter, according to Goal, are said to be his preferred destination. 15 6. Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) – Van der Wiel has fallen hugely out of favour under Laurent Blanc this season and is poised to leave on a free transfer in the summer. His playing time has been limited, of which he has openly discussed his frustration. Chelsea were linked with an offer this time last year. 11. Fernando Torres (AC Milan) – Five goals in his last nine games, including a crucial away strike against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter final, may have persuaded Atleti chiefs to consider a permanent deal for the on loan striker. At 32, there may not be many top European clubs lining up for his signature, and he was linked with a move to China in February. 7. Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia) – Feghouli is out of contract in the summer and will reportedly be shown the exit, despite his key role in Valencia’s fourth-place finish last season. A number of clubs are likely to be interested in the winger, and according to reports, Fenerbahce, Liverpool and Manchester United are keen. 12. Wojciech Szcz?sny (Arsenal) – It could be a difficult few months for Szcz?sny, as his loan deal ending at Roma coincides with his contract expiring at parent club Arsenal. Despite often looking shaky, at 25 he has plenty of time to improve and could be a top signing for a club in need of strengthening their goalkeeping options. 9. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) – Morrison is a firm favourite at the Hawthorns, having been at the club for nine years, making over 275 appearances during this period. He is set to call time on his career with the Baggies and is said to be keen on a return to boyhood team Middlesbrough. 13. Kolo Toure (Liverpool) – Mamadou Sakho’s ban is likely to see Toure start regularly in Liverpool’s remaining fixtures, particularly after the terrible performance of Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren in their 3-1 defeat to Swansea City at the weekend. Whether this mean he’s staying, though, is unlikely. 15 15 15 15 5. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United) – Borthwick-Jackson was named this season’s Under 21 Player of the Year for United, and optimism is high that he has a bright future at Old Trafford. Surely the Red Devils won’t grant such a promising youngster an exit. 15 2. John Terry (Chelsea) – Chelsea supporters are desperate for their club’s captain to stay put, but the signs aren’t promising. The former England international openly discussed his disappointment at not being offered a new deal and it seems his time at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end. He did announce that he will not play for another Premier League club, if he leaves the Blues. 15 15 8. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) – Carroll looked to have forced his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s squad over the Christmas period, and was expected to have more of a role in the second half of the campaign. With Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele excelling, opportunities have proved limited, however. An obvious talent, there could be a number of clubs interested in his situation. 14. Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) – Flamini is expected to leave the Emirates in the summer, with a move to MLS currently being mooted. He’s unlikely to feature in Arsène Wenger’s plans for next season, but might not be ready to hang up his boots yet. 15 15. Francesco Totti (AS Roma) – Totti has been somewhat of a nuisance to Roma this season, with suggestions club chiefs feel his time has come to an end but his performances illustrating otherwise. The 39 year old has four goals in his last four games and may have earned himself a new deal, though.last_img read more

Swedish businessman charged in Ferrari crash case

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Swedish businessman involved in the high-speed crash of a rare Ferrari on a coastal highway was charged Monday with embezzlement and other counts involving the alleged theft of a collection of exotic cars. Bo Stefan M. Eriksson, 44, was scheduled to be arraigned later Monday on felony charges of embezzlement, grand theft and possession of a gun by a felon. He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving. Eriksson, a former executive with the European video game company Gizmondo, imported two Enzo Ferraris and a rare Mercedes worth an estimated $3.8 million, prosecutors said. The cars were owned by British financial institutions and leased to Eriksson, Deputy District Attorney Steven Sowders said in a statement. The lease agreement did not allow Eriksson to take the cars out of Great Britain, Sowders said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Eriksson’s attorney, Ashley D. Posner, declined to comment on the charges. Authorities contend Eriksson, arrested in early April, was behind the wheel of an Enzo Ferrari — one of only 400 made — when it wrecked Feb. 21 on Pacific Coast Highway in west Malibu. The car crashed into a pole at 162 mph, totaling the $1 million vehicle. Eriksson told police he was only a passenger in the car and that the driver was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich. He said Dietrich ran into the hills, but a search by deputies turned up no one. Detectives questioned Eriksson’s story, noting that only the driver’s side air bag had blood on it and Eriksson had a cut lip. During a search of Eriksson’s house in Bel-Air, authorities said they discovered a handgun. Prosecutors said the weapons charge stemmed from a counterfeiting conviction against Eriksson in Sweden in the early ’90s. Bail was set at $5 million, prosecutors said. If convicted on all counts, Eriksson could be sentenced to as many as 14 years in state prison.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgBingo in Hall Tues @9 Lotto result One winner of Jackpot €4700 Mary Patton Drumkeen Counties Drawn were DL,TY,LM,LK Congratulations Mary ! NX WKS JP €1000  Lottos are 1 for €2 or 3 for €5 please support your local clubWell done to all the u 8 team who travelled to buncrana on Sat lastU14 boys won away to Lifford  next Game is at home to Malin on wed U12 were defeated by St eunans nx game away to Buncrana on Mon eveningU12 girls blitz will be at home on SatNo Senior or Reserve Game on Sat lastCheck Facebook page St.Marys Convoy C.L.G for training times and match details over the next few weeks Best wishes to all our younger club members who will be doing junior and leaving Cert Exams.GAA: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 3rd, 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:GAA: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

LYIT GAISCE SOCIETY SCOOPS TOP VOLUNTEERING AWARD

first_imgLYIT Gaisce Society Wins National AwardThe Annual Board of Irish Society (BICS) awards took place in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast recently and it was a national awards ceremony which recognises student volunteering and engagement activity in the third level sector throughout Ireland.Letterkenny Institute of Technology was represented by two societies on the night, the LGBT Society and the Gaisce Society.The LGBT Society competed in the category of ‘Most Improved Society’ in a small college and the Gaisce Society competed in the ‘Best Society in a Civic and Charity Field’. Both societies faced strong competition in their respective categories, from colleges such as Galway Mayo Institute, Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tallaght.Unfortunately, the LGBT Society were narrowly beaten by Cork Institute of Technology’s Music Society, in their category but the LGBT Society President, Ian Smyth commended CIT on their win, and outlined the LGBT Society’s plans to continue their work with the Donegal Youth Service and to come back to the BICS Awards 2015 with a renewed energy.The LYIT Gaisce Society was awarded the title of ‘Best Society in a Civic and Charity Field’ for their work in Thailand, volunteering in the ‘Garden of Eden Project’.The ‘Garden of Eden Project’, Thailand is a community consisting of HIV/Aids sufferers, who have been marginalised by their home communities and live together in an area outside Bangkok and rely on volunteer support from groups, such as the LYIT Gaisce Society. Gaisce Society members have assisted this community by carrying out improvement projects to the orphanage, by building a shed to shelter the cattle at night and building a fish farm to assist in giving this community financial independence .The judges assessing the Gaisce Society’s application and portfolio, were astounded by the efforts by this group, and paid particular reference to the alumni who had also contributed over the years to this volunteer effort.The Gaisce Society was represented on the night by;• Catriona Kelly, Treasurer• Conor Boyd, President • Isobel Keenan, Secretary• Riadh Egan, LYIT Most Outstanding Club Member 2014This national award recognises the work of alumni and current students over the past 7 years and it highlights the truly fantastic efforts in the area of volunteering, currently taking place in the third level sector.LYIT GAISCE SOCIETY SCOOPS TOP VOLUNTEERING AWARD was last modified: April 18th, 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:awardsGaisce ScoietyLYITvolunteeringlast_img read more

GOVERNMENT COULD SCRAP €100 WATER GRANT AT ANY TIME – DOHERTY

first_imgPearse Doherty TDSinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has expressed his concerns that the government’s issuing of €100 rebates on water charges could see the funding model for Irish Water failing to meet EU rules for market competition. The TD for Donegal South-West has said that such a situation would mean that the €100 rebate on water charges could be removed at any time.Deputy Doherty said: “I believe that, with the €100 conservation grant, the government is skating on thin ice as regards meeting Eurostat rules on market competition. “Earlier this year, I queried the government’s classification of a €240m investment in Irish Water as a capital investment which would have allowed this money to be kept off balance sheet. The government repeatedly assured me that they were confident Eurostat would accept their classification. Only two days ago, Minister Noonan confirmed to me that he had failed and that that investment was back on the State’s books.“The government has failed once already to convince Eurostat on Irish Water. Another failure on this issue will mean the carrot of the €100 rebate will be at risk and could be removed at any time.“This is a genuine fear. It shows that, in its scrambling to come up with an idea to entice people into supporting Irish Water, the government may have created an even bigger mess.“Ultimately this scrambling will not convince people. The demand for the abolition of water charges has not been diluted. Nothing announced this week will change minds. The government must stop saying that it is listening and instead show it’s actually listening by scrapping water charges.”  GOVERNMENT COULD SCRAP €100 WATER GRANT AT ANY TIME – DOHERTY was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:conservation grantPearse Dohertyscrappedwater chargeslast_img read more

Little Garda Jack gets a surprise mission in the big city

first_imgDonegal’s youngest Garda officer has received an urgent notice that he is to report to duty on a high-profile operation this week.Garda Jack Beattie, aged 7, was visited by Raphoe Gardai Tom McNally and Conor Molloy today after school to get the order that he is to visit the national Garda Headquarters in Dublin tomorrow.The mission came as a surprise to Garda Jack, but with all his training so far this year, he will be ready to rise to the challenge. He just needed to perfect his salute before meeting the acting Commissioner! Jack will make up an elite team of Little Blue Heroes from all over Ireland. They will get a tour of the station and inspect the Garda Band, Garda Dog Unit and Garda Mounted Unit. As a big fan of all things crime and punishment, this visit will be a dream day out for Jack and his family.Garda Jack became an honorary member of the Letterkenny Garda unit in January 2018. He is Donegal’s first child to take part in the ‘Little Blue Hero’ charity initiative for children undergoing long-term medical treatment. Jack was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta which is also known as Brittle Bone Disorder. Nothing stops the bright and witty schoolboy keeping law and order at home and around Letterkenny.After going out on the beat in Letterkenny Shopping Centre and monitoring the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Jack has gathered great experience ahead of his official HQ visit.“It’s the stuff that dreams are made of,” said Garda Tina Fowley, who is one of the local officers who has had the privilege of welcoming Jack to the force. Garda Jack Beattie on St. Patrick’s Day patrol – Image via Little Blue HeroesGarda Jack will be donning his official uniform again tomorrow for his visit to Dublin. We wish him the best of luck – and good luck to any baddies in the city!Little Blue Heroes is a charity established by Garda staff which aims to support local Gardaí in providing financial assistance to families in need in their local communities who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for critical illness. To find out more or to donate, visit www.littleblueheroes.orgLittle Garda Jack gets a surprise mission in the big city was last modified: April 10th, 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:AN GARDA SIOCHANAgarda jack beattielittle blue heroRaphoelast_img read more