Utah Jazz roll over short-handed Miami Heat

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “They jumped on us from an effort and energy standpoint,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were bobbling passes, traveling, missing catches, and then it became a domino going down the wrong way. We just couldn’t get it back.”Favors went 7 of 8 and had eight boards in 19 minutes, while Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Korver, who has opened up the floor for the Jazz since arriving via trade from Cleveland, made four more 3-pointers and scored 16 points.The Jazz have had an up-and-down season by any measure. This win marked Utah’s second by 27 points or more in eight days, but the Jazz have also lost games by 33 and 50 points and have yet to reach the .500 mark at home (now 5-6).“That’s the tough part for us, just trying to play the same way and keep it up each game,” Favors said.Even within the same game, the Jazz were nearly unstoppable in the first quarter — shooting 70 percent — but went through long stretches later in the game when they couldn’t generate any offense and had a spate of turnovers. They ended up shooting 52.6 percent, including 16 of 32 from 3-point range, with 17 turnovers.The Heat have been riding their own rollercoaster. They led by 31 in the second quarter of a win against New Orleans on Nov. 30 and then trailed by 31 in the second quarter to the Jazz less than two weeks later.BABY WADE?Korver came into the league with Wade in 2003 and has heard the Wade-Mitchell comparisons. “Their physical abilities are similar. D-Wade in his younger years — and he still is — was so explosive and so tough around the basket. He could get into the paint and make plays, make reads. I think Donovan has a lot of those qualities and he definitely has a good start,” Korver said.MISSING YOUWhiteside, who left the court for the locker room during the fourth quarter of a home loss to Orlando last week, is still not with the team for personal reasons. He later said he just needed to go to the bathroom, but Spoelstra was upset and said the Heat “handled it as a team.” Whiteside is expected back with the club on Friday. Dragic, who has battled a sore right knee for the last six weeks and had it drained in mid-November, missed the game — his 12th scratch of the season. Fellow guard Dion Waiters hasn’t played at all since having ankle surgery in January.TIP-INSHeat: Wade, making his last scheduled regular-season appearance in Salt Lake City, got a standing ovation when he checked in midway through the first quarter and another when exited the court after the game. … The Heat’s 15 points were a season low in the first quarter for a Jazz opponent. … Miami was down 92-53 entering the fourth, the largest deficit after three quarters in the NBA this season.Jazz: Raul Neto missed the game with a sore right leg. … The win snapped a four-game skid against Miami. … Utah outrebounded Miami 52-30.UP NEXTHeat: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.Jazz: Play the Orlando Magic in Mexico City on Saturday. 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Wade, set to retire after this season, scored six points.Less than two weeks ago, the Jazz also went up big in the first quarter against the Heat, leading by as many as 19 before allowing a 20-0 run and watching Wade sink two free throws to win it in Miami, 102-100.This time, there was no such drama.The Jazz sprinted out to a 34-10 lead on hot shooting and tenacious defense that denied the Heat any easy looks early.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver (26) shouts to an official as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY  — Donovan Mitchell didn’t want to give Dwyane Wade another chance at a comeback victory.Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz rout the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It started from the tip,” Mitchell said after the Jazz led by as many as 42. “We came out strong and didn’t let up.”Playing against one of his basketball idols probably for the final time, Mitchell unleashed a variety of moves — the crossovers and misdirection dribbles that have prompted comparisons to a young Wade. Mitchell has acknowledged he studies film of Wade to develop his own offensive repertoire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just wanted to go out there and be aggressive,” Mitchell said. “I didn’t want to think — just play.”On Tuesday night, Mitchell took Wade to dinner in downtown Salt Lake City and gifted him a rocking chair. Then, the second-year guard, who said he calls Wade on the phone often and picks his brain, matched up and scored on the 12-time All-Star at least a few times in the blowout. Clutch: Kyrie Irving scores Boston’s last 12 in OT win over Wizards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Why I Would Vote for Charles Brumskine If I Could

first_img– Advertisement – By Robtel Neajai PaileyDriving to my home in Virginia, Montserrado County, in the early morning hours last Saturday, I detected the swift movements of lithe bodies running desperately for cover.Men and women carried hefty batteries on their heads. They dragged screeching generators on the asphalt, underneath flickering florescent lights. Some ran with scraps of sharp metal in their hands, jutting the instruments in the air with jerky movements.Their desperation was so palpable, I could smell it. Taste it. Feel it.These night wanderers were looting the Clara Town store that had burned to the ground just 12 hours earlier, as we sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic watching the smoke fumes.Sent to arrest the situation, our Liberian National Fire Service whipped out a single hose of water to quell the blaze. The fire fought back and won.The tragic irony of this was not lost on me. After 12 years of a Sirleaf-led government, we continue to use rudimentary tools to solve Liberia’s most dogged challenges. The nameless, faceless people reduced to stealing a few measly scraps of metal represented, for me, the more than 50% of Liberians who live in abject poverty.I was reminded with a jolt of urgency why Oct. 10 is a make or break moment for Liberia. That although I missed voter registration by three days in March because of work commitments in the UK, I still had an obligation to convince others of the importance of their votes.I then remembered with clarity why I would vote for Liberty Party candidate Charles Brumskine if I could.Of the 20 candidates vying to replace President Sirleaf, Brumskine appears to be the only top contender who would actually institute reforms that Liberia needs to avoid further socio-economic deprivation.Like implementing legal instruments to curb public and private sector graft.Or using his legal expertise to negotiate better concession deals focused on industrialisation and value addition of our natural resources rather than extraction and exploitation.Brumskine has even proposed revising our procurement laws to support small and medium sized Liberian enterprises, akin to a Liberianisation 2.0.During the National Conference on the Future of Liberia in July 1998, before term limits were sexy and topical, Brumskine advocated for reducing presidential terms from six to four years and the terms of senators from nine to four years. This was done when he was an elected senator.Here’s an indication that Brumskine would likely employ his short-lived experience as president pro-tempore of the Liberian senate to reel in the excesses of the legislature.This is not to say that Brumskine is perfect. Far from it.He was elected senator under Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Party (although he later broke ranks with Taylor because of professional disagreements).Some have accused him of being entirely too arrogant or self-assured.Rumours abound about him wanting to bring back a ‘Congau’ hegemony (he has recently gone on record condemning the glorification of the settler-as-saviour narrative, however).Brumskine selected Harrison Karnwea of Nimba County though his running mate is technically ineligible to run according to a strict interpretation of the 2014 Civil Service Code of Conduct.Despite these apparent faults, however, Brumskine stands above the top contenders because he is the least imperfect, in my estimation.Though I’ve never met the man, Brumskine appears to be reasonable and measured. He’s quite possibly the only candidate I would actually consider leaving a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at Oxford next year for, if called to serve.Now, some may argue that I am compelled to endorse Brumskine because he is from my mother’s hometown of Buchanan. They may even reason that Brumskine is my favourite cousin’s godfather, and that another cousin is a stalwart of the Liberty Party.But these facts couldn’t be the furthest from my mind. As a public intellectual and scholar, I much prefer logic and evidence to sentiments.If given the opportunity to vote, I would not choose Boakai, Weah or Cummings, for a number of reasons.Boakia’s flippant statement about being ‘a race car waiting in the garage’ felt like a slap in the face for many of us who worked extremely hard to institute reforms in Sirleaf’s first and/or second terms.While he could have advanced agricultural transformation, given his prior expertise in the sector, or intervened to curb Ebola in his native Lofa during the early stages of the outbreak in 2014, he remained silent and ineffectual.Weah’s populism, inability to articulate a coherent platform, and general lack of political swagger are deeply concerning. Success at football does not translate into success in the presidency of a traumatised, poorly managed, post-war nation.While Cummings may suggest what appear to be carefully crafted policies and programmes, I remain troubled by his proposals to privatise essential services like electricity and water. Moreover, Cummings’ lack of experience in Liberia’s complex and toxic political ecosystem as well as questions around his citizenship and 10-year residency are also cause for concern.Voting for anyone except Brumskine on Oct. 10 would be like using a primitive hose to fight an uncontrollable fire, like our Fire Service attempted to do last week.I beg, for those of you who have valid voter registration cards, let’s solve Liberia’s wicked problems with more advanced tools.Let’s start by electing Charles Brumskine next Tuesday to take over the mantle of national leadership in January 2018.Robtel Neajai Pailey is a Liberian academic, activist and author of the anti-corruption children’s book, Gbagba. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey is a Liberian academic, activist and author based at the University of Oxford.last_img read more

Event will teach Latino parents to get involved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“Consistent parent involvement from the first day of kindergarten is the key to reducing the high school dropout rate and increasing the college graduation rate,” she added. The event will feature presentations by Whittier Mayor Owen Newcomer, Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger, financial planner/author Louis Barajas and family expert/motivational speaker Jerry Tello. “This kind of event is a natural for me,” said Newcomer, a part-time political science professor and former Whittier City school board member. “This is a way to help parents help their students,” he said. “And I will congratulate them for being involved in this worthwhile activity, and I look forward to seeing their children do well in school.” Parents will have the opportunity to take two workshops, which will be offered in English and Spanish. WHITTIER – School success starts on a child’s very first day in kindergarten – and parent involvement is key in seeing that child through college commencement, local experts say. That’s why more than 350 parents are expected to attend the eighth annual Parent Education Conference, sponsored by the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (HOT) and taking place from 9 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Saturday at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Ave. Saying more than half of Latino students drop out before graduating from high school, HOT officials have organized the conference to help teach parents time-tested strategies for keeping their children in school. “Although they might not realize it, parents typically serve as their children’s first teachers,” said Carmella Franco, superintendent of the Whittier City School District and chairwoman of HOT’s education committee. Topics include “Accessing Financial Aid,” “Learning With My Child,” “What is the Difference between a Community College, College and University?” and “Children at Risk Can Go to College.” College recruiters will also be on hand. Cost is $50 per parent, although school districts can cover the fee through Title I funds. Barajas, who travels the country speaking on financial issues and poverty among underserved communities, says he uses a “humanistic” approach when speaking to parents about getting children through college. “I’ve found that what parents really want isn’t so much to save money for college, but that their children graduate from college,” Barajas said. So instead of putting away $300 in a savings account, Barajas has advised families to use it to pay for tutors or workshops that will help children in their academics. “We have to make sure they have `KASH’ – knowledge, attitude, skills and habits – to get in and get through college,” he said. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man United offered Real Madrid star, Everton put £75m tag on Lukaku? – GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Everton have put a mammoth £75million price tag on star striker Romelu Lukaku to ward off potencial suitors this summer. (Daily Express)But Lukaku has left agent Mino Raiola to sort out his future while he concentrates on international duty with Belgium at Euro 2016. (Sky Sports)Meanwhile, Manchester City are planning to raid the Toffees for star defender John Stones, with the Blues set to table an official bid for the 22-year-old England international. (Daily Express)Manchester United have been told they can sign unsettled Real Madrid star James Rodriguez this summer, but will have to pay up £50m for the Colombian star. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet, 29, “would improve any side in Europe”. (Daily Mirror)New Man City boss Pep Guardiola has called struggling England forward Raheem Sterling to give him his backing. (The Guardian)West Brom are in talks over a £14m move for Palermo attacker Franco Vazquez. However, the 27-year-old – valued by his club at £19m – doesn’t appear to have a move to the Hawthorns in mind, telling Italian press: “I do not know if my next team will be Tottenham or Chelsea.” (Calcionews24)Watford are the latest club to join the hunt for Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend. The former Tottenham man has a £10.5m release clause and is likely to head back to the Premier League after the Magpies’ relegation, but Crystal Palace, West Brom, West Ham and Southampton are also interested. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…??Ray Parlour EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere should NOT start for England when everyone is fitLiverpool transfer news: How the Reds could line up next season, featuring £30m target Sadio ManeArsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger plots £32m swoop for Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi after Jamie Vardy snubTottenham rebuffed in their attempts to sign AZ Alkmaar hotshot Vincent JanssenPoland winger eyed as a potential signing by new Everton manager Ronald Koeman‘I haven’t spoken to Guardiola’ – Spain star Nolito denies he has agreed Manchester City switchWest Ham FC report: Hammers launch €35million bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayilast_img read more

For the record

first_imgA story Tuesday about Los Angeles’ changing demographics incorrectly reported that about 35 percent of people moving out of California in 2003 were white. In fact, a 2003 study by The Brookings Institution said 35 percent of the people leaving Los Angeles were white, based on statistics from the late 1990s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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


first_imgFormer loyalist terror chief Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ AdairA DONEGAL man is among three men who have been found guilty today of conspiring to murder former terrorist boss Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair.Antoin Duffy was also convicted of plotting to kill Ulster Defence Association leading figure Sam ‘Skelly’ McCrory, one of Adair’s closest allies. Duffy’s cousin Martin Hughes and Paul Sands were also convicted over the same double murder plot.Two other men – Craig Convery and Gordon Brown – were found guilty of being involved in organised crime.The guilty verdicts were delivered at the High Court in Glasgow following a nine-week trial.Duffy was described in court as the “driving force” behind the double murder plan.He initially planned the murder bid operations from his cell in Castle Huntly open prison in Scotland.During a secret bugging operation, Duffy boasted to his girlfriend: “I’m trying to get a war started and get as many guns and explosives as I can.”On the attack on McCrory, he is heard on tape saying: “We’ll just drive up to him and….blast him in his car.”It was claimed during the trial the Duffy boasted that he was a member of the Real IRA.The plot was uncovered during a covert MI5 undercover surveillance operation.Duffy and Gorman were also accused of planning the murder of former Barlinnie Prison governor Derek McGill with a car bomb.The four men denied all the charges.They also denied a charge of joining others with the “intention of committing acts of terrorism”.Prosecutors said Duffy, 38, Hughes, 35, Sands, 31, and Gorman, 57, along with unnamed individuals, plotted to kill Adair and McCrory between August 2010 and October last year.Locations where the plans were allegedly discussed included high-security HMP Shotts and a flat in Old Castle Road in Glasgow’s Shawlands.It is claimed “surveillance and reconnaissance” was carried out on Mr Adair and Mr McCrory.The charges includes accusations there were plans “of where and by what means” each man “was to be murdered”.Three other men, Craig Convery, Gary Convery and Gordon Brown faced charges concerned with the alleged conspiracies. Theyalso pleaded not guilty.Adair – the former leader of the Ulster Freedom Fighters terror group which killed Donegal Sinn Fein councillor Eddie Fullerton in the 1990s -was warned about the plot by police after he stepped off a plan in Glasgow.He had just returned from a holiday in Spain where he was celebrating his 50th birthday with close family and friends.In 2010, Anton Duffy was jailed for five years for firearms offences.He had been in a busy Glasgow nightclub with a revolver and live ammunition inside his jacket.He produced the gun during a scuffle with nightclub bouncers and was subsequently arrested and charged.BREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIR was last modified: July 20th, 2015 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:anton duffyBREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIRlast_img read more


first_imgClub Notes Naomh Adhamhnáin In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThere was a great turn-out for the Sunday night bingo at the refurbished club house last Sunday. It continues this Sunday at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €1,550.The Seniors and Reserves both recorded good victories over neighbours Termon on Sunday and will host St. Michael’s this Sunday at 1:30pm (Res.) and 3pm (Seniors). The Junior men recorded a good away win over Glenfin in their opening league game last Saturday evening, they host neighbours Glenswilly this Saturday at 6pm.The Senior Ladies put in a superb performance but lost out narrowly to a strong Glenfin team in the 13-a-side league on Sunday and they have no game this week. Training is on Friday at 7pm.The Seniors hurlers were free last week and have no game this week.The Minor boy’s footballers have no game this week due to the Donegal Minor & U17 teams contesting Ulster Finals this weekend. Best of luck to Brian McGeehin who is managing the U17’s and Noel Keaveny who is a mentor on the Minor team. Best of luck also to all our players involved. Both games are in Maghera with the Minor game at 12 noon and the U17’s following at 1:30pm. The U14 boys Div. 1 football team travelled to Fanad on Monday and recorded a good win. The U14 Dev. Team (U13’s) lost to neighbours Glenswilly. Both teams will now advance to league q-finals that are scheduled for Friday week, April 29th.Our Minor and U14 hurlers had no games last week, both teams travel to Burt this week with the Minors on Tuesday (19th) and the U14’s on Thursday night.U16 girls football training is on Tuesday’s between 5:45pm and 7pm. The U12 girls are training on Thursday’s between 6pm and 7pm. New players welcome for U12s and U16s. More coaches and mentors are always welcome across our underage teams. If you have qualified as a ladies coach or just want to help out call Alan on 0862498263.Best wishes to U16 players Anna Flanagan and Grace Harkin who are in the Donegal U16 squad who take on Derry in Buncrana this Saturday with a place in the Ulster B final at stake.The U14 girls recorded a comfortable win over Termon in the Park on Tuesday evening to top the North & East Division One. Well done to the players and management. The girls travel to take on Urris this Saturday (throw-in 2pm). Eight members of the team will be in county action for Donegal on Saturday week (April 30) away to Armagh. Three players will be on the Development team and five on the Championship team. The Donegal U14 Championship team need a win to qualify for the Ulster A Final. The Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Football Academy returns outdoors to O’Donnell Park this Sunday (April 24th) at 11am for all groups. The Ladies board are actively seeking parents who are interested in helping out with the U8 and U10 Academy girls teams this season. Anyone interested should contact Alan O’Connell on 086-249 8263.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy continues from 6:30pm every Friday and new players are always welcome.Our Club Bingo launched last Sunday night in the Clubhouse and continues every Sunday night at 8:30pm. Be sure to spread the word to all your contacts.Congratulations to the LYIT Ladies on their All-Ireland success last week.Congratulations also to Letterkenny Rovers on reaching the FAI Intermediate Cup Final that will take place in the Aviva Stadium in mid May after they defeated Ringmahon Rangers on Sunday in their semi-final replay. GAA NEWS: GREAT RESPONSE TO SUNDAY NIGHT BINGO AT ST EUNAN’S was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:Club Notes Naomh AdhamhnáinSt Eunanslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s best-known amateur weatherman has given a 60% chance that the county will have a white Christmas.Amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher has given Donegal a 60% chance of having a white Christmas!As Donegal struggles to get above freezing, all the signs are that snow is not far away.Now postman Michael Gallagher has given a 60/40 chance of us having snow on December 25th. Michael revealed “People will laugh at me but it is actually too cold for snow at the moment.“Having said that all the signs are that it is on the way and I’m still sticking by my prediction that we will have snow before Christmas.“I think there is a 60/40 chance that we will have a white Christmas up here in the North West,” he said.The postman from Glenfin, who studies nature to make his forecasts, says the animals are showing all the signs that snow is not far away. “I have never seen the animals hunting for as much food and that’s a sure sign that a prolonged cold snap is just here.“I saw the sheep all resting close to the hedges in fields and that is also a sign that they are feeling the cold,” he said.  DONEGAL’S FAMOUS AMATEUR WEATHERMAN GIVES 60% CHANCE OF WHITE CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 11th, 2012 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:amateur weathermananimalsMichael Gallagherpostmansnowlast_img read more


first_imgA BUSINESS student rowed with Gardai after being spat on by a man, a court has heard.Natalie McGranaghan, from Leitir Ard in Letterkenny, appeared at the town’s District Court accused of using threatening and abusive behaviour.Inspector Michael Harrison said 25-year-old McGranaghan was arrested at 2.55am on December 4. Gardai intervened in the town when they saw a woman attempting to assault someone.She refused to give her name to Gardai, refused to move on and was arrested.After spending some time in the cells she eventually gave her details to officers.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client admitted using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of Gardai.“This incident only arose because the male she was attempting to assault had spit at her,” said Mr Gallagher.“My client has anger issues which are exacerbated through drink. She is a first year student in business and deeply regrets the incident.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered her to make a €100 donation to Donegal Youth Services by February 17th.STUDENT HAS ‘ANGER ISSUES EXACERBATED BY DRINK’ was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:abusive behaviourLetterkenny CourtNatalie McGranaghanlast_img read more

Number of school children missing class at record high, new figures show

first_imgThe number of pupils missing school across the country on a regular basis had hit record highs, new figures show. It is understood the numbers, released by Tulsa, is due to the rising numbers of homeless children, insufficient numbers of staff, and increasingly complex cases such as students with mental health issues and special needs.According to the Irish Examiner, figures contained in the child and family agency’s most recently published monthly report show that in April, Tusla’s Educational Welfare Service (EWS) had 2,636 referrals on its waiting list. The figure has been climbing steadily since last October and the comparable figure from April 2018 was 1,670 cases. In addition to the all-time high number of referrals on its waiting list last April, the number of cases closed that month — 275 — was the lowest monthly tally so far this year. Yet the number of referrals screened that month was amongst the highest recorded in 2019.Tusla said the EWS — which issues School Attendance Notices (SANs) to parents in relation to excessive absenteeism by children from school, and which can and does bring prosecutions to court — only started recording the number of cases on a national waiting list in September 2017, and the figure for April 2019 is the highest recorded since.“There are a number of reasons for the growing waiting list including staffing, the complexity of cases and rising referrals,” said a spokesperson for Tusla.Overall, staffing at the EWS, while increasing, “is still below what is required to meet service demand.” Number of school children missing class at record high, new figures show was last modified: July 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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