D’Antoni, Harden and Paul poised to capture trio’s 1st title

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo, Houston Rockets guards James Harden, left, and Chris Paul warm up before and NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak. So does James Harden. And coach Mike D’Antoni has more than either of them combined. Separately, they’ve never gotten it done at playoff time. Together, their fortunes might change. They’ve led the Houston Rockets to the NBA’s best record going into these playoffs. In a league that Golden State and Cleveland have dominated in recent years this might be the Paul-Harden-D’Antoni triumvirate that breaks through this spring. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)HOUSTON — Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak.So does James Harden.ADVERTISEMENT The Knicks were swept by Boston in 2011, the Lakers swept by the Spurs in 2013, both of those coming in the first round. Before last season, D’Antoni hadn’t won a playoff game in nine years.“We’ve had a great regular season, but it doesn’t matter,” he said. “But what it does mean is that we’re pretty good and if we make big shots and do what we’re supposed to do … then we’ll see if we can do it.”Paul’s failures in the postseason may be even more scrutinized. The nine-time All-Star, who came to Houston in an offseason trade, has made nine playoff trips without advancing past the second round. The worst of those flops came in 2015, ironically against Houston, when Paul and the Clippers had a 3-1 lead in the conference semifinals. They got blown out in Game 5, wasted a 19-point second-half lead in Los Angeles in Game 6, then fell in Game 7 at Houston.That was then, Paul said.“It is cool when you stop and think about it,” Paul said. “But for us right now we’re trying to enjoy the moment. Trying to enjoy the process and not worry about all that stuff. Maybe after it’s all said and done you can reflect on it.”Harden knows playoff pain as well. His splendid 2016-17 season was so promising, especially after Houston routed San Antonio, on the road, in Game 1 of the West semifinals. The Spurs won four of the next five, including a 114-75 embarrassing series-clincher in Houston where Harden was held to 10 points.“These last few years I’ve learned that obviously you can’t do it by yourself,” Harden said. “You need guys to step up, make big shots, make big plays and so we have enough guys in here on any given night that can change a playoff series. So that’s what you need. That’s what puts you over the top.”Paul might be the topper Harden needed.From the moment Paul arrived in Houston, Harden raved about what he would bring to the team. After playing with him for a season, the normally reserved Harden was even more effusive in his praise of the fellow guard.“I don’t mean to sound too mushy or what-not but it was like love at first sight,” Harden said. “It was just meant to be.” Matthysse raring to face ‘legend, monster’ Pacquiao Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames And Mike D’Antoni has more than either of them combined.Separately, they’ve never gotten it done at playoff time. Together, their fortunes might change. They’ve led the Houston Rockets to the NBA’s best record going into these playoffs, and in a league that Golden State and Cleveland have dominated in recent years, it may not be overly surprising to see the Paul-Harden-D’Antoni triumvirate win it all this spring.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 crownWith two regular-season games left, the Rockets have already piled up a franchise-record 64 wins to secure the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. But this group — perhaps fueled by past playoff shortcomings — knows it has much more work to do.“The ultimate goal is holding that trophy up,” Harden said. “So until we do that there’s no celebrations … we haven’t done anything yet.”center_img D’Antoni, who’ll turn 67 next month and would be the oldest coach to win an NBA title if Houston gets it done, has revived his career in Houston. He got the Rockets to the West semifinals in his first year with them last season. And on the eve of these playoffs, D’Antoni insists he won’t spend a second thinking about all the times things went wrong in his previous postseason trips.“Zero,” he said when asked how much he thinks about his playoff failures. “Twenty-nine teams look back every year. It’s hard to win.”D’Antoni might know that better than most.In 2004-05, his Phoenix Suns won 62 games in the regular season and reached the conference finals before losing to eventual champion San Antonio in five games. The Suns advanced to the conference finals again the following year, but were eliminated by Dallas in six games. They lost in the second round in 2007, the first round in 2008.More failures followed in his stints with New York and the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew This will be Harden’s ninth playoff appearance after three trips with the Thunder and five in Houston. He’s led the Rockets to the postseason in each of his seasons in Houston, but his failure to shine in big games has dogged him for years.Bringing a title to Houston, which hasn’t seen the Rockets hoisting a Larry O’Brien Trophy since the back-to-back crowns in 1994 and 1995, will render all those criticisms moot.“We’re all in this together,” Harden said. “That’s what it’s all about. We talk about it every single day. We’re in this together and if one fails we all fail. So we’re going to ride this thing out together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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. View commentslast_img read more

Rugby: Philippines wins silver in Asia Trophy Series

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I couldn’t be more proud of how the team performed overall. Not only is it the best result the team has ever had in a single tournament, the entire team was composed of Philippine homegrown players. The program is on track for a competitive rematch against Malaysia in the Southeast Asian Games next year,” said Philippine team head coach Ada Milby.The Philippines beat Uzbekistan, 12-10, to open its campaign then, crushed Pakistan, 38-0, and topped India, 17-10, in the first day of the tournament.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 ChrissThe Filipinos picked up where they left off with a 43-0 romp of Nepal before edging Guam, 10-7, in the semifinals. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Philippine women’s rugby team after winning the silver medal in the 2018 Asia Trophy Series in Brunei. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippine women’s rugby team settled for the silver medal after bowing to Malaysia, 10-7, on Sunday in the 2018 Asia Trophy Series in Brunei.The Lady Volcanoes went undefeated, winning their first five games of the two-day competition before running into the Malaysians in the gold medal match.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ONE: Folayang eyes double celebration vs Khan in Manila 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Player of the Week: Standhardinger gives life to San Miguel’s playoff bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES Harris sparks Nuggets to win over depleted Pelicans Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo may have finally made his debut for San Miguel this conference last week but it was still Christian Standhardinger who led the Beermen’s march to the 2018 Governors’ Cup playoffs.As if Standhardinger isn’t doing enough, he even managed to up the ante in the Beermen’s last two wins over NorthPort and Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ The Fil-German big man averaged import-like numbers of 21.5 points and 20 rebounds to help San Miguel clinch a quarterfinals spot after a rocky start.Standhardinger, who earned his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this conference, posted 21 points and 22 rebounds in the Beermen’s 114-107 victory over the Batang Pier on Wednesday in Antipolo.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 ChrissHe followed it up with 22 points, 18 rebounds and four assists in a 109-97 win over the Elasto Painters in Biñan, Laguna on Sunday.The Beermen are currently in sixth place with a 6-4 record. They close out their elimination round schedule against the Meralco Bolts on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View commentslast_img read more

Security tightened for big race

first_imgA contingent of California Highway Patrol officers from the Newhall station will escort racers from the county line at Highway 126 into the hands of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at the city limits. Roughly nine officers on morning duty and 11 in the afternoon will be joined by a sergeant and 20 officers from the Newhall station for the event. Another sergeant and 16 officers from the agency’s Southern Division motor squad will stick with the pack in Santa Clarita. The CHP’s Golden Gate, Coastal and Southern divisions are on the race detail. “This is a very big event and we’ve made sure we’ve taken the utmost measures of protecting the security of the bicyclists,” said Sgt. Andrew Hernandez. “That’s why we’ve increased the numbers.” Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies will be posted at every major intersection in town, a sheriff’s posse will roam the route and a helicopter will be on standby. Fifty additional deputies from the county’s force of 8,000 will be deployed in Santa Clarita, along with reserve deputies and Explorers. “We’re looking forward to having a successful event in our fine city,” Deputy Artie Thompson said. SANTA CLARITA – A crack security team has a game plan to avoid glitches when up to 100,000 spectators and dozens of world-class cyclists converge on Santa Clarita’s streets Saturday for a stage of the nation’s most elite cycling race. Efforts will focus on keeping the route clear for cyclists in the Amgen Tour of California, but security will be beefed up. “It is certainly something we are concerned about, but we certainly don’t expect any problems,” said Rick Gould, the city’s director of Parks and Recreation. “One of the most important safety issues is for spectators, to make sure they’re not on the route so that you don’t have crashes or conflicts with the cyclists.” The prologue for the 650-mile race began in San Francisco on Feb. 18. The route skirts Sausalito, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Stockton, San Jose, Seaside, Solvang, Santa Barbara and Santa Clarita, ending in Long Beach on Sunday. Signs are posted to warn motorists of road closures and more than 300 trained volunteers – officially known as course marshals – will be posted at 111 driveways along the route to ensure that no errant cars interfere with the event. A city staff member watched Sunday as 144 of the world’s top cyclists set off in Northern California, and Gould scouted the first stage finish Monday, taking home a few pointers. He cautions spectators to spread out along the course for clear sight-lines, especially around the 3.1-mile circuit in the Town Center area. “It’s difficult to see once you get more than five to six people deep along the fence lines,” he said. Riders can zoom by at more than 30-40 mph on straightaways, and he urges viewers to scout vantage points on the route’s corners, where riders execute turns. Route maps can be found on the city’s Web site, at www.santa-clarita.com. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, East Coast terrorist attacks, security has been increased at many venues attracting large crowds. The FBI will keep an eye on the race from afar. “The local municipal police and sheriffs will provide all the security and roadblocks; we just have a monitoring role,” said Kenneth E. Smith, a spokesman for the agency’s Los Angeles field office. “It’s a low-key role.” In Long Beach, where the race will wind up, efforts are under way to make sure it goes off without a hitch. The race management team and members of the Police, Fire and Public Works departments worked out the logistics. The race could dwarf Santa Clarita’s popular annual cowboy festival 10 times over, but Long Beach is used to big draws. Roughly 200,000 people attend the Toyota Grand Prix each April, said Blair Cohn of Long Beach’s Office of Special Events and Filming. Cohn said his city is monitoring each day’s activities, but he expects roughly 30,000-plus on hand in Long Beach. “We’re used to having these types of events, with the marathon, triathlons, Grand Prix; we have large parades, basically using the same model for how we’re doing street closures and the parking plan,” he said. “It’s going to be a piece of cake for us. We want to ensure that it’s nothing but a success.” Gould echoed his sentiment. “Safety is our No. 1 one priority every day,” he said. “It’s no different when we put on a special event.” CHP escort Riders zoom by judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 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

Flaws adding value to Washington dollars

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including “In God We Trust,” and are fetching around $50 apiece online. The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of the nation’s first president, are inscribed along the edge with “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum,” the year and the mint mark. The flawed coins made it past inspectors and went into circulation on Feb. 15. The U.S. Mint struck 300 million of the coins, which are golden in color and slightly larger and thicker than a quarter. About half were made in Philadelphia and the rest in Denver. So far the mint has only received reports of error coins coming from Philadelphia, mint spokeswoman Becky Bailey said. Bailey said it was unknown how many coins lacked the inscriptions. Ron Guth, president of Professional Coin Grading Service, one of the world’s largest coin authentication companies, said he believes that at least 50,000 error coins went into circulation. “The first one sold for $600 before everyone knew how common they actually were,” he said. “They’re going for around $40 to $60 on eBay now, and they’ll probably settle in the $50 range.” Production of the presidential dollar entails a new, complex, high-volume manufacturing system that will be adjusted to eliminate any future defects, according to a printed statement from the mint. “We take this matter seriously. We also consider quality control a high priority. The agency is looking into the matter to determine a possible cause in the manufacturing process,” the statement says. Guth said it appeared from the roughly 50 smooth-edge dollars he has authenticated that the problem had to do with quality control rather than a mechanical error. “These coins are struck like normal coins. Then they go through another machine that adds edge lettering in another process. These coins apparently skipped that process,” he said. “We’ve seen a couple of instances where the edge lettering may be weak or indistinct, but we’re not talking about that here.” There already have been e-mail conspiracy theories that the religious motto was purposely omitted. That rumor may have started because the edge lettering cannot be seen even in head-on photographs of properly struck coins. It is the first U.S. coin to have words stamped around the edge since the storied $20 gold “double eagle” of 1933, among the rarest and most valuable in the world. In 2002, a 1933 double eagle was sold for $7.59 million – the highest price ever paid for a coin. The Washington dollars are the first in a series of presidential coins scheduled to run until 2016. After Washington, the presidents to be honored on dollar coins this year will be John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. 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

Drivers told to slow down as school starts again

first_imgWith children heading back to school, the Fort St. John RCMP would like to remind all motorists that it’s time to be extra aware on the road.“It’s always hectic during the first few weeks of a new school year while everyone tries to adjust to a new routine,” they wrote in a press release.Drivers are asked to be cautious and remember school speed zones and crosswalks, as well as loading and unloading areas for school buses and parent vehicles.- Advertisement -They recommend following these tips to make the roads safety as school comes back into session:Be patient and give yourself plenty of time around schools and playgrounds.When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, look for children walking or biking to school.Slow down and scan your surroundings.remove all distractions including talking on your cell phone or texting.RCMP urge parents to teach children safe habits for walking or cycling to school – especially since bicycles are expected to follow the rules of the road.Children should walk facing traffic, and be especially cautious of vehicles when crossing the street at crosswalks.Advertisement They also remind drivers that speed zones near playgrounds are in effect from dawn until dusk, not from 8 am to 5 pm as in the case with school zones.last_img read more

Barcelona beat Real Madrid to edge closer to La Liga title

first_img0Shares0000Ivan Rakitic dinks in the winning goal for Barcelona © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Mar 3 – Barcelona won their second Clasico in four days on Saturday and Real Madrid might have to win the Champions League if Santiago Solari is to be in charge for the next one.After knocking them out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Barca returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for a 1-0 victory that surely eliminates their greatest rivals from the title race too. Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos locked heads after Ramos flung an arm into Messi’s face but, despite the scoreline and a few half-chances, that was about the most trouble Madrid caused.Messi would have been proud of Ivan Rakitic’s delightful chip, a rare moment of precision that in the end settled another Clasico high on vigour but lacking in either real quality or rhythm.“What we wanted was to deliver our best and to inflict damage on our rival,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We have done that.”The onus was on Madrid, not only to make amends for their defeat in midweek but to reduce the nine-point gap between them and La Liga’s leaders.Instead, Barcelona extended it to 12 and the way their players jumped up and down in front of the away fans after the final whistle suggested they felt this was a major hurdle overcome.Barcelona also now own 96 victories in this fixture to Real Madrid’s 95, the first time they have been in front in 87 years.When Solari took over in November, his team were seven points adrift of the Catalans and the fact the deficit has almost doubled since might not reflect the improvement in performances.But this was the first time Madrid have lost three in a row at home in 15 years and these are surely the matches president Florentino Perez will remember when he considers his coach’s future next summer.“You go through spells, sometimes everything goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t,” said Solari. “In these two games it hasn’t.”All that realistically remains now is the Champions League, in which Madrid will carry a 2-1 lead into Tuesday’s second leg at home to Ajax.Europe has rescued them before and it also revived Gareth Bale, who endured another frustrating night on only his third start in 10 games.Bale was largely anonymous again and when substituted in the second half, he departed not just to a scattering of whistles from the home crowd but a chorus.“He tried, like the rest of the players,” said Solari.It took Busquets 89 seconds to be booked and only a few more for Bale to send the free-kick over the bar but Madrid started with purpose, like a team determined to right the wrongs of before.– Madrid fade –Ramos and Messi clashed at the Bernabeu © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORRETheir early impetus faded though as Barca, driven on by Messi, took control. Messi skipped through three players in midfield and was furious with Ousmane Dembele when he missed his late run into the box.He then weaved in behind with the help of a Luis Suarez touch but, to everyone’s surprise, the trademark lifted finish floated wide.Rakitic showed him how to do it. He played the ball wide to Sergi Roberto, continued his run behind Ramos and received it back, before feathering a delightful chip over Thibaut Courtois.Barca were comfortable but the game erupted on the stroke of half-time. Ramos won the ball from Messi but, with his arm outstretched, left it long enough to catch his opponent in the face. Messi pointed to his lip and then butted heads with Ramos but referee Alberto Mallenco saw nothing worthy of punishment.Madrid pushed for an equaliser but their desperation showed. Benzema failed to connect while Vinicius Juniors’ rushed shot was blocked.Bale was hauled off just after the hour, replaced by Marco Asensio, and even Isco came on in the 76th minute, for his longest appearance since the end of January.Raphael Varane might have snatched a late equaliser but his header was weak. Barcelona were left celebrating again.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fulham sign Everton defender Luke Garbutt on season-long loan deal

first_img Luke Garbutt 1 Everton defender Luke Garbutt has joined Fulham on a season-long loan deal.The 22-year-old, who is rated highly by Roberto Martinez, recently penned a new a five-year contract with the Merseyside club.But with Leighton Baines his first choice left-back, the Toffees boss is keen for Garbutt to play regular games and has sanctioned his temporary switch to the Championship side.“Luke is ready to go on loan and gain playing time and experience which will further help his development and, ultimately, help him to fulfil his potential,” Martinez told his club’s official website.“He has all the talent in the world with his cultured left foot and he will shine and be a massive asset in the Fulham team and in their dressing room.“This was always the plan for Luke after he impressed last season and regular, competitive football is the next step in his development. In his position, he is one of the most talented young players in England.”Garbutt made his Premier League debut in April 2014 and featured 10 times for Everton last season.last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FANS SEND THEIR GOOD LUCK VIDEO MESSAGES FROM AMERICA

first_imgIn this video special from across the Pond, some well-known Donegal fans now living Stateside wish Jim McGuinness and the boys all the best for the All-Ireland Final.They might not be there in body, but they sure will be in spirit. SIMPLY CLICK TO PLAY. C’mon Donegal!  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FANS SEND THEIR GOOD LUCK VIDEO MESSAGES FROM AMERICA was last modified: September 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:Americadonegalfansvideo messageslast_img read more

ALARM AT 900% RISE IN DONEGAL ORTHODONTIC WAITING LISTS

first_imgSenator Brian Ó Domhnaill has described as ‘alarming’ the news that waiting lists for orthodontic treatment in Co Donegal have soared by over 900% over the past two years.The number of Donegal patients waiting for orthodontic has jumped from 458 patients in July 2011 to 4,127 at the end of November 2013. On top of this, there are 663 patients waiting for an initial assessment – that’s up from 237 in July 2011.Senator Ó Domhnaill has described the delays as unacceptable and said it’s yet another system of the deepening crisis in the healthcare sector in Donegal. “This is just the latest example of the chaos in the health care sector as a result of total mismanagement by the Health Minister James Reilly,” the Donegal Senator said.“Patient waiting lists across a range of areas have soared over the past two years and there seems to be no end in sight. Now, we see that the list for orthodontic treatment is up by a shocking 900% since 2011. This is as a direct result of Minister Reilly’s mismanagement.“I have raised this issue with the Minister and the HSE on several occasions. It’s deeply frustrating that they still seem to be ignoring the problem. In the meantime, waiting lists continue to rise while services are cut.“It is outrageous that the Health Minister would allow waiting lists for any health service to increase so dramatically. His failure to act is an insult to the patients who are waiting for treatment. The Minister needs to tackle this problem immediately.”  ALARM AT 900% RISE IN DONEGAL ORTHODONTIC WAITING LISTS was last modified: December 4th, 2013 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:Brian Ó Domhnaillorthodontic treatmentriselast_img read more