News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – August 3, 2020 Twitter Twitter Facebook Man treated for hypothermia following rescue off Portnoo Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man has been treated for hypothermia after a boat got into difficulty off Portnoo.The incident happened on Saturday when the Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat was launched.The crew found one person on a rib and another person in the water.Lifeboat crew recovered the casualty from the water and treated him for hypothermia. He was then taken to hospital for further treatment.This was the first call out for Arranmore Lifeboat since March. They’ve reminded people to be fully aware of the RNLI’s water safety message. WhatsApp Previous articleDelays in Stranorlar following accidentNext articleNo new Covid-19 deaths reports, 46 new cases News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Google+
When home secretary Theresa May recently indicated that anti-social behaviour orders could soon be deemed anti-social by the new government, Obiter put out a request to the profession for first-hand experience of unusual asbos. We received an intriguing response from a prosecutor in the north of England, revealing a fascinating, if slightly worrying, insight into just how exactly asbos are sometimes devised. Our correspondent says: ‘One of the first asbos that we completed at the magistrates’ court quite a few years ago was in the form of a young man being banned from entering an exclusion area centred on the home of a person he had threatened and intimidated. A plan was attached to the order, and the circular exclusion area was drawn accordingly.’ He adds: ‘We actually managed to secure a much larger area than we had expected, because there was only one size of plate in the court’s canteen.’ Exclusion zones hastily drawn out using court crockery; small wonder that the asbo is on its way out.
UCLA and Kentucky, programs that rank 1-2 in all-time national championships (19 combined), will collide in the new CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Saturday. Bruins coach Steve Alford and Wildcats coach John Calipari were on a conference call with us hacks today to preview that matchup. Calipari also gave an updated on Alex Poythress. All of their words (only the stuff about UK from Alford, actually) right here: JOHN CALIPARI Opening statement: “This event is something that we’ve looked forward to and I personally looked forward to. You’re talking more national titles than any four schools in the country, in this building. You’re talking about storied programs with great histories that are always a player or two away with a chance to win the national title – all the programs. And we’re coming together for three years, here in Chicago, back in New York and then in Las Vegas, to bring these four programs, storied programs, around the country for all of our fans to see.” On Alex Poythress’ ACL surgery and how he’s holding up since the injury: “He’s doing as well as can be expected. The guys are all hitting him up, talking to him, checking on him. The swelling has to go down before he does the surgery. So he’s still probably 10 days away from that. I was going to meet with him today to see what he and his family have decided as far as surgery and when and where and all those things. But that’ll be going forward. I don’t think he’ll go to Chicago with us. I haven’t talked to him, but I doubt he does. And he’ll go through the Christmas break with his family.” On UCLA guard Bryce Alford: “Well, he’s (averaging) 17 and 7. There’s no other guard in the country averaging 17 points and seven assists. He’s one of those guys – and there’s not many in the country – that can take over a game and change the complexion of a game within a minute and a half. And the reason is he can pull up from anywhere, he makes free throws, he can get you in foul trouble, his three off the bounce, off the catch, very, very skilled and a great passer. So if you try to do different things with him, he creates for his teammates as well as anybody we’ve seen. Plus he’s the coach’s son, so he can do what he wants.”More UK basketball: ESPN’s Ford says Towns could be No. 1 pick, Poythress should stay in school. On Norman Powell and his challenge: “He’s another kid. He’s like a scoring machine. He’s got some physique to him, he can get to the rim, he can make threes. He and Bryce in the backcourt have complemented each other. You’ve got a guy that’s a tough matchup if we try to go too big because you gotta figure out: Can Trey Lyles guard their guards? Because that’s basically what he’s going to have to do. But (Powell) is an all-around – he’s a baller. I can’t tell you he’s this, he’s that. He can take it to the rim, he’s physical, he makes open shots, he’ll score in bunches. Again, the best thing Steve’s done is play to his team’s strengths. ‘We gotta open this up. We know we gotta score in transition. We gotta give these guys freedom offensively as we really zero in on how we’re going to guard.’ “I would expect in this game we’re going to see a lot of zone. We’ve seen a bunch, but I think we’ll see a lot of zone. I also think with he and Bryce, they can go to – I don’t know what Steve calls it now, but their grind-it-out, money offense where they’re running that baseline runner and cross-screening inside and going into side pick-and-rolls and catch-and-shoots and catch-and-drives. I think we’re going to see a lot of that, and those guys are really good in that kind of situation.” On how he evaluates the rotation one game into life without Poythress: “Well, what we’ve done is we’re still platooning. And what I’m doing is we’ll platoon nine, and we’re going to have time to see if Derek Willis or Dom Hawkins deserve to be in the rotation of 10. I’m not going to take minutes away from any player just to platoon. That’s not the idea. We were platooning for one reason: to try to take care of 10 players. I’ve never done it before, may never do it again, but right now it’s what’s best for these players. So when I went to nine, I told either Andrew, Aaron or Trey, ‘Whichever one of you is playing the best will stay in.’ And then whoever’s playing the second best, if that guy needs a sub, he’ll go in. So play well and you’ll play more. So we reward the guys that are playing well and give them some extra minutes.” On if there was a preseason contingency plan for injuries with regard to the platoon plan: “Well, we’ve never done this before, and again, I didn’t do it to try to be a genius. I did it because we had 10 players and you could not sub 10 players in and out liberally. You would worry about subbing versus worrying about the game. So that’s why we platooned. We did talk in terms of, ‘Hey, if we get to the point where eight of those guys or seven have separated from the rest, it’ll be pretty cut-and-dried that it’s done on the court and it’s proven on the court and those guys will play.’ So I’m not married to anything. My whole thing is, what’s the best way for these kids to play, to put them in the best chance to win and put them in the best system or style that they all are the best version of themselves? “Because I’m not just worried about winning games. I’m worried about developing young people to be their best, to be the best version of themselves. Now, the best version of themselves is probably playing in a way that they’re not as comfortable playing, because it’s harder. They’d rather it be a little bit easier. ‘Let me score every five times down the floor and I should be good,’ versus, ‘Make me take charges, dive on the floor – you’re gonna make me defend every possession? Like, every minute I’m out there, I got to guard somebody? Come on.’ I mean, that’s the kind of stuff you go through when you’re battling guys to be the best version of themselves.”More UK basketball: Cauley-Stein’s NBA stock soaring after dominating Texas, UNC. On Tyler Ulis returning to Chicago and if because he’s not wrapped up in scoring, there’s less pressure on him than in some other players’ homecoming games: “It’s hard. He’s going home. It’s a hard deal. The one thing I think we can expect him to do is play hard and compete and battle, because that’s who he is. He’s like the energy bunny. But the other parts – making shots or doing the things that he’s doing in a free-flowing game – we’ll find out where he is right now. It’s just hard. It’s a hard deal. It was hard for Trey (Lyles). Think about it. You’re talking young kids, 18 years old, going home in front of family and friends. And you’re talking about people probably questioned Tyler (going to) Kentucky. ‘What? You’re not…’ and then looking at it saying, ‘He is. He’s a Kentucky player.’ “ On if they put an extra emphasis on attacking with depth when they play a team like UCLA that has a dropoff after the starting five: “The best three teams I’ve coached in my career, aside from NBA teams – they probably were, even if you included my NBA run – the 95-96 UMass team, I played six guys. Really I played five and a half. The 2008 Memphis team, I played six guys, maybe seven. The 2012 team, I played six guys. They have six that they rotate in and can really play. So for anybody to say, ‘Well, you can’t do it with six guys,’ you’re – no. Coach (John) Wooden told me, Coach (Joe B.) Hall has said it to me, Coach (Jack) Leaman when I was at UMass, Coach (Gene) Bartow when I was at Memphis – you don’t need to play eight, nine, 10 guys. You play your six. Old-school coaches played six guys, and you earned playing time in practice. If not, you were their backup. If there weren’t foul trouble or injuries, you probably weren’t playing. “Steve probably has a really happy team right now. Really excited team. A team that probably comes to practice jacked up because they know who’s playing and they know who’s not playing. And guys are now saying, ‘We got to play and play without foul trouble. We got to be in great condition. We got to be jacked up about playing. We got to make less mistakes.’ Now all of the sudden — they make shots? The UCLA game’s gonna be a really hard game for us. And the main reason is, they play loose and they can make shots. So let’s say they take 25 threes, and they make 15, which they’re capable of. We lose. We go on to the next game. Well, we go to Christmas for four days and then go on to the next game. But that’s just how it is. So we know. I’m more concerned about my team, but I’ll tell you – I’ve been on that end of playing six guys, and they were always my best teams.” STEVE ALFORD Opening statement: “We’re excited to be a part of this classic. I think it’s a great deal for college basketball, an awful lot of history and tradition with these four universities in regards to men’s basketball. We’re excited for the challenge. We know obviously we’re playing the best team in the country and we’re looking forward to that opportunity and challenge.” On how they combat Kentucky’s depth with a shallow rotation: “Very good points. We obviously – we’ve got to do a lot of good things. We’ve got to take care of the basketball. We’ve always been a good assist/turnover team last year and even into early this season. Those are some things that have been positive for us. I think Kentucky is as good as it gets throughout our country defensively, so that’s a tall order. Can we take care of the ball? Can we value the ball? Can we get the shots that we need to get? When you’re playing a team like this you’re going to have to make shots, you’re going to have to be able to have a night where you’re shooting the ball well. It’s not going to be easy if we’re shooting 35 percent. “We’re going to have to make some shots, we’re going to have to get to the foul line and take advantage of the foul line. We’ve done a good job of getting to the foul line. We just haven’t been a good foul-shooting team. Those are things you’re going to have to do. When you’re playing a team like Kentucky – they’re the best rebounding team, I think hands down in our country – it’s not just about trying to guard them. You’ve got to finish the possession. That’s what makes it so hard. We’ve got to be awfully good defensively, and we’ve got to be very efficient offensively to give us a chance in those last five minutes to try to win a game.” On how Kevon Looney and Norman Parker matchup with Kentucky: “Tony’s our center, who’s done a really nice job of developing. We like what he’s doing for his development stage. He’s very powerful inside, he’s a strong kid. He can shoot it out to 15, 17 feet. His numbers are all up from a rebounding standpoint. He continues to learn and grow defensively, which is going to be a big key for us throughout the year.“And Kevon has had a very, very special start to a collegiate career. When you’re a freshman and you’re top five in the country in double-doubles and you’re doing it against – we’ve played a very good schedule – very good competition, he’s just been extremely consistent. Usually don’t see that in a lot of freshmen. You’ll see big games here or there, but the consistency part of Kevon has been what’s been very good to see. Obviously helped us, but it speaks volumes of who Kevon is. He’s just an individual that – he cares, he’s very coachable and he’s obviously very talented.” On not wearing out his son, Bryce Alford: “Most of our starters are getting 30-plus minutes, so it is different. Where Kentucky’s got the platoon and then they’ve got a lot of depth. They do. I think that’s one of the things they do: they can wear you down and try to wear you out, and they’ve done a very good job with that. I think that’s where hopefully our inexperience starts to get a little bit better as we’re 11 games into this thing. That’s part of what we’ve got to continue to learn. Bryce, like Kevon, has been extremely consistent, and that’s what’s helped us. We’ve got five guys in either new roles or very young players. And Bryce is in a new role. Now he’s the starting point guard and there’s being a lot asked of him. That’s what we appreciate as coaches. He’s delivering. He’s got a great assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s one of the best assist guys in the country, and yet we know that he’s one of our better shooters and we’ve got to get scoring out of him too. So, that’s asking a lot out of a point guard, and yet he’s performed at a very high level. That’s a credit to him and credit to his skillset and who he is as a player.” On what they’ve done in practice to prepare for Kentucky’s depth: “Yeah, it’s a great question. It’s just trying to find balance, to be honest with you, because we’re in finals. So it’s a tough stretch for us. We’ve got Gonzaga and Kentucky sandwiched between finals, so it’s a balance of how much you can challenge guys physically as well as mentally. Because of going through this tough stretch academically you’ve got to try to find that balance. But the guys have been really good. We’re not spending maybe as much time on the court or as much time in film. We’re making sure they’re getting a lift in and we’re getting some conditioning and trying to stay as sharp as we can. “We’re trying to work on the things that we feel we’ve got to work on going into a game of this magnitude and try to balance that academically as well. We’ve had a good week. We’ve got a couple more days here as we travel to Chicago and get a couple more practices in, but it has been a good week. I’ve been in it a long time, and sometimes finals week can be – it’s like you have this demeanor of, ‘Oh, here we go, we’ve got to do this.’ But the guys have had great attitudes, especially coming off a loss. Going into finals we’ve had good, spirited practices, and I’ve liked our energy and hopefully we’ll play like that on Saturday.”* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at [email protected]