Calls for extension to Police Air Support into Donegal

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Calls for extension to Police Air Support into Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp There are calls on relevant bodies on both sides of the border to explore the idea of allowing the PSNI Air Support to be used in Donegal in an emergency situation.The police helicopter, based in Northern Ireland, is used regularly to assist police on the ground with dangerous drivers failing to stop and other matters.However Donegal GRA Spokesperson Brendan O’Connor says should a high speed chase ensue, the helicopter resource is lost at the Donegal border.He believes that is one border that should be dismantled in the interest of both community and officer safety:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – February 7, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleFears houses could be demolished over local route proposalsNext articleSport Ireland Funding for Donegal Partnership and Athletes News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Nathan Lane Performs Shaiman & Wittman Tune for David Letterman

first_img View Comments David Letterman bids farewell to the Late Show on May 20, but before he signed off, a certain song-and-dance man had a special message for him. Stage and screen favorite Nathan Lane took the stage on May 5 to perform a tune, with the help of songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Over the years, Lane has told Letterman that he feels “dead inside,” and he’s pretty sure Letterman knows the feeling. Take a listen as Lane performs the hilarious anthem, with Shaiman at the piano, then catch the two-time Tony winner in It’s Only a Play at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Star Filescenter_img Nathan Lanelast_img

John Kander’s Kid Victory Sets Off-Broadway Dates

first_img View Comments Dates are now set for the previously reported New York premiere of Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring music by the legendary John Kander and a book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, the new musical will begin previews at the off-Broadway venue on February 1, 2017; opening night is set for February 22.The play follows seventeen-year old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.Kid Victory will feature choreography by Chrisotpher Windom, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, scenic design by Tony winner Clint Ramos, sound design by Peter Hylenski, costumes by Jacob Climer and lighting by David Weiner. Casting will be announced at a later date. Kid Victory John Kander(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

Building a program takes time

first_imgUSC has been home to national champions in almost every sport. The football team is a consistent winner and one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport. Baseball had its glory days under coach Rod Dedeaux.There have been multiple Olympians coming from championship track and field teams. The Women of Troy basketball team won two titles consecutively in the 1980s.Brand new · Though 2012 is the first season women’s sand volleyball is an NCAA sport, it is unfair to expect too much of a young program. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationThe school recently added its newest varsity sport, women’s sand volleyball. Though it is easy to assume the team will be championship caliber right off the bat, it would be a disservice to put that sort of expectation on the Women of Troy.Those championship teams named above? They weren’t always that great. No matter what the sport, a program takes time to develop.The football team, which was started in 1888, played only two games in its inaugural campaign. The first year they played a full 10-game schedule was in 1905, and the team went 6-3-1. Solid, but hardly spectacular. In fact, USC football did not experience its first 10-win season until 1921, 33 seasons after the program was founded. The Trojans’ first national title came in 1928. It took 40 years for USC to win its first national championship. Not exactly a quick rise, honestly.The baseball team, which has won 12 national titles, did not start keeping win-loss records until 1921, in which they finished 8-2. In 1923, the team finished 6-10. The Trojans won their first national title in 1948, a season in which they went 26-4. It took 27 seasons for the team to reach the top of the college baseball world, a surprisingly long time considering the success the Trojans have had since.The Women of Troy basketball team was established in 1976. Led by Cheryl Miller, it won its first title in 1983 and another in 1984. Despite its quick rise to the top, the team has not won a title since 1984, showing how difficult it can be to not only start a program, but to sustain excellence over the years.The USC women’s soccer team, which won the national title in 2007, hardly had a great start. In its first season in 1993, the squad went 2-15-2. Though the team is consistently a contender on the national level, it was not always so.The men’s tennis team was established in 1924 and won its first title in 1946, and has not looked back since. But it took more than two decades to get started.Perhaps the exceptions to the rule is the women’s water polo team. The team should, however, serve as the exception, not the rule. The women’s water polo team was started in 1995 and captured its first championship four seasons later in 1999.USC has 114 national championships in men’s and women’s sports and is well on its way to more. The point, however, is not how many they have won, but rather how long it generally takes to win. It does not happen overnight; it often takes decades.Though it is certainly easier now, given intense recruiting and great facilities on campus to attract prospects, it is unrealistic the women’s sand volleyball team will contend nationally right away.Yes, this is the inaugural season for the sport around the entire NCAA. Every school, for all intents and purposes, is starting fresh. Somebody has to win the national championship; and that someone will have been playing for just as long as the other teams. Why not USC?It is certainly possible. USC knows how to win. That cannot be overstated. But given the general process of building a national powerhouse in college sports, it is unreasonable to expect immediate national success and a national championship right off the bat.Instead, it is realistic to do what all the other programs have done on campus: build and wait.The best programs here took time to develop. There shouldn’t be any doubt that the program will be incredibly successful in the coming years, just don’t expect a perfect record in 2012.Good things come to those who wait. Just ask the 114 championship teams that have banners and trophies displayed in Heritage Hall. “Goal Line Stand” runs Thursdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Michael at [email protected]last_img read more