Alas, Road Warriors know they have a long way to go after opening win

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend NLEX was the first team to get eliminated from playoff contention and the Road Warriors used their early exit to their advantage as they were able to prepare early for the season-ending conference.“It’s important for us that we’re able to prepare as early as June 7. The other teams were going on vacation but we were already practicing and building our chemistry.”The locals were able to familiarize themselves with Fuller, who, at the same time, had an early grasp of his role and coach Yeng Guiao’s system.The result was a 112-104 win with Fuller dropping 30 points and 20 rebounds. “We just really need to be consistent. It’s okay to be happy with one win but we cannot enjoy ourselves too much. It’s just the start,” Alas stressed.ADVERTISEMENT Lady Maroons out to prove they can compete even sans Bersola, Tiamzon LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas stood out with 20 points and eight rebounds off the bench, acting as the spark plug for NLEX, which won only two games out of the possible 11 in the Commissioner’s Cup. “We’re happy we got the win but it’s just one game and we need to be consistent,” said Alas, who played inspired basketball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Road Warriors also started the Philippine Cup with a victory but went on to drop 9 of their next 10 games.“We shouldn’t be confident that we won tonight. We need to continue to improve.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX had the kind of start it was looking for after a big victory over Alaska to open the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night.Import Aaron Fuller made quite a first impression in his PBA debut, but it wasn’t just him who delivered for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View commentslast_img read more

Flaming hell – fireman hit on head by falling helmet has case dismissed

first_imgA fireman tried to sue Donegal County Council after his helmet fell out of his locker and hit him on the head.Cathal Mulligan claimed he suffered a head injury when his helmet fell out of his locker at Gweedore Fire Station. Mulligan, aged 60, claimed that he suffered headaches and could not respond to emergencies after the accident on November 6th, 2013.At the time Mulligan was a very experienced fireman who had worked as a part-time responder for all 30 years from 1987 to 2015.He had been based with the Gweedore fire station for all of his career and had answered more than 360 emergency call-outs between 2008 and 2013.Despite being a fireman for almost three decades, he had never encountered a similar injury with his equipment.As well as responding to hundreds of emergency calls, Mr Mulligan undertook refresher courses using his equipment every fortnight.He took a case against Donegal County Council seeking compensation for loss of earnings of almost €5,000 and medical and psychological damage after being hit by his helmet.The court was told that after being struck by the helmet Mr Mulligan carried on with his work that evening.However, he claimed that after the accident he suffered headaches, became anxious and that his heart rate increased.Mr Mulligan had suffered a bleed to the brain from a previous unrelated incident and said he feared suffering another episode after the helmet fell on him.He did return to work as a fireman for a short time after the accident.However, he claimed he could not return to work a part-time fireman after that because of further headaches and feelings of anxiety.He appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court claiming that Donegal County Council had been negligent in their safety procedures at the fire station.Donegal County Council, which was represented by barrister James O’Donnell, denied this.The council claimed that the onus was on firemen to store and maintain their own uniforms.However, after hearing the case Judge Sean O Donnabhain, dismissed the claim for personal injury.Flaming hell – fireman hit on head by falling helmet has case dismissed was last modified: October 16th, 2018 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:Cathal MUlliganClaimcourtdismisseddonegalGweedore Fire Stationhelmetlast_img read more