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NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” he told The Vertical. “I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving.”Now completely sober, Odom is weighing in his options, revisiting an offer from the Lakers brass to serve as a player development coach, or suite up for Ice Cube’s upstart BIG3 league next year.“It would give me something to do,” Odom said on the possibility of joining the 3-on-3 tourney.  “That league is going to last. It’s not going anywhere, and more dudes will get down with it.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:40Filipinos 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 Lamar Odom  AP FILE PHOTOBoston Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics and will have his jersey retired with the team at some point next season.READ: Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contractADVERTISEMENT Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom seeks to do the same and retire as a member of the team he considered home the most.Far removed from his playing days, the 37-year-old sixth NBA Man of the Year winner expressed his desire to sign a one-day ceremonial contract so he could officially retire as a member of the storied franchise.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 lanky lefty played seven seasons with the Lakers from 2004 to 2011 and was an instrumental piece in the team’s back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.Odom, who faced several drug-related issues since his exit from the league, also said his departure from LA caused his downward spiral. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Govt, Opposition urge Guyanese to spread “peace and goodwill”, build a “tolerant society”

first_imgAs Guyana joins the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas, which signifies the birth of Jesus Christ, the Government and the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) are calling on Guyanese to promote peace and goodwill while building a tolerant society.In his Christmas message to the nation, President David Granger posited that the promise of peace and goodwill on earth was central to this festive season and to the ministry of Christ.President David Granger“The gospel of St Luke in the Holy Bible reminds us that on the eve of Jesus’s birth, angels proclaimed: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” The promotion of peace and the fostering of goodwill are the eternal messages of Christmas and the essential conditions for achieving social cohesion in this country and everywhere in the world,” he noted.The Head of State posited that despite the divisions of the past and the difficulties of the present, Guyanese should accept that sometimes differences would exist, but they need not be hostile or hateful because of that.“The lesson of Christmas teaches us the value of peace among peoples and goodwill toward all. We are creating a community of citizens based on mutual respect and aimed at ensuring the common good. Guyanese, Guyana is becoming a gentler, kinder, more compassionate country. Everyone, regardless of race, religion, political persuasion, social status or place of residence could look forward to sharing the goodwill of this festival and to living in peace with one another,” President Granger encouraged.He noted that as Guyanese at home and in the Diaspora were observing this sacred event with joy, we should be reminded that it was a special season that is filled with the spirit of friendship and fellowship.“The festival of Christmas could be celebrated most meaningfully by remembering the biblical proclamation of Jesus’s birth. Let us work together to eradicate the capital vices of anger, greed and hatred and to engender peace and goodwill in our families, in our communities, and throughout our beloved country,” he asserted.Meanwhile, the Opposition is urging Guyanese to reflect so that the pertinent messages and significance of this festive time are not lost.“Christmas marks the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ, whose exemplary life and teachings provide guidance for the upliftment of humanity. Let us all be inspired by what he stood for to build a more tolerant society where hope of a better future becomes the prevailing sentiment and mood,” the Party said in its Christmas message to the nation.According to the PPP/C, while Christmas is the season of merriment and a time for compassion and kindness, it is also a time for prayers and goodwill among people.“Whatever challenges may confront Guyanese, they always find ways and means to share in the spirit of the season,” the PPP/C added, while remaining optimistic about the future.“As the New Year beckons, new challenges may be forthcoming but if we remain steadfastly hopeful, we as Guyanese will overcome them,” the Party asserted.Nevertheless, the PPP/C added that as the nation celebrated the festive season, it should have the needy and the less fortunate and the many others who are faced with challenges of various sorts in their thoughts and have them enjoy the usual generosity that is common during this time.“Our Christmas traditions and values are internationally renowned,” the PPP/C asserted as it extended greetings to all Guyanese, especially the Christian community here and in the Diaspora for a merry Christmas and a successful New Year.last_img read more

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Curl BC names Team Tardi as U21 Team of the Year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Sterling Middleton along with his Team, Team Tardi, have been given the title of ‘U21 Team of the Year’ by Curl B.C.Skip Tyler Tardi and third Middleton, who were world champions last season as well, teamed up this year with second Matt Hall and lead Alex Horvath, with the Team being coached once again by Paul Tardi.During this season, Team Tardi repeated as the B.C. Junior Men’s champions, Canadian Junior Men’s champions and World Junior Men’s Champions.- Advertisement -Tardi was also awarded the Sport B.C. Athlete of the Year Award for his performance in the 2018 season.Along with their incredible performances at all levels, the members of Team Tardi regularly give back to aspiring youth curlers as part of the team’s appreciation for their on-going success.last_img read more

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Alleged impaired driver found passed out at the wheel

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A man was detained by police in Fort St John this morning on suspected impaired driving charges after being found passed out at the wheel.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP says that officers arrived at the parking lot of the McDonalds on Alaska Road shortly after 4 o’clock this morning, where they found a 23 year-old man passed out behind the wheel of a pickup truck. Upon further investigation, officers detained the man on suspicion of impaired driving by drugs.Perret was not able to confirm the type or quantity of drug that the man was allegedly impaired by, as police are awaiting the results of a blood sample. It is unclear whether charges are going to be considered in the case. Perret added that police are continuing their investigation at this time, and that not further information was able to be released.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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History and Trivia Pop-up Event at the green space

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join local historians at the green space on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to test your knowledge of the Peace Region.This history pop-up is a trivia event that will test your knowledge on the history of Fort St. John. Local history enthusiast Larry Evans as well as guests from Treaty 8 are ready to quiz participants and chat about history.- Advertisement -Join the fun between 12 pm – 3 pm at the green space at the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.There will be prizes and a mini pioneer pathway.For more information call the Visitor Centre at 250-785-3033last_img read more

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Leicester’s Iheanacho set for January exit

first_img0Shares0000Iheanacho set for January exit. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 14 – Leicester City are reportedly ready to send Kelechi Iheanacho out on loan for the second half of the campaign to give him some much-needed playing time.Nigeria international Iheanacho arrived at the King Power Stadium from Manchester City in August 2017 for a deal worth a reported £25million and there was big excitement surrounding the move after his positive performances for the Citizens. However, the 23-year-old forward has struggled to displace former England striker Jamie Vardy in the starting XI and the Imo-born star has yet to play a single second of Premier League football this season.With Vardy scoring 11 goals from 12 top-flight games this term, it would be difficult for any player to take his place and Iheanacho has been forced to wait for his chances in the EFL Cup, where he has netted twice in as many matches.Although Brendan Rodgers stated earlier this month the Nigerian had a future with the Foxes, there is a growing sense the out-of-favour forward will be moved on at some point in the future.Leicester continue to be linked with a move for Metz star Habibou Diallo and there are strong claims the Foxes, who are sitting second in the Premier League, will make an offer for him in January.Rangers’ Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos is also believed to be a target for Rodgers, who is eager to beef up his attacking options and provide more competition for Vardy.Those potential new arrivals would push Iheanacho further down the pecking order at the King Power and it is claimed the 2015/16 English champions will send him out on loan for the second half of the campaign in January.Leicester, who are on a five-game winning run in all competitions, return to action on November 23 when they make the trip to the AMEX Stadium to take on Brighton, who lost 3-1 at Manchester United before the international break.The Foxes are unbeaten in the last four meetings with the Seagulls, while this fixture ended 1-1 last season.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FORMER DONEGAL COURT CLERK THREATENED TO KILL EX-WIFE’S ‘LOVER’

first_imgA former Donegal court clerk threatened to kill a man whom he thought was having an affair with his wife.Ciaran Waldron found his now ex-wife sitting in a car park in Buncrana with another man whom he suspected of having an affair.Waldron, of 5 Riverview, Buncrana approached the man and his ex-wife Christine O’Kane, as they sat in his car by the seaside in Buncrana on August 7th, 2006. He approached the man, Anthony McColgan of Burnfoot, and threatened him that he would have him shot if he did not stay away from his children.Father-of-four Waldron, 53, was later arrested but denied making any threats to Mr McColgan.Barrister Peter Nolan said his client had been a respected district court clerk who had “jumped the fence” and had studied law for four years in the hope of becoming a solicitor.He said the threat to Mr McColgan would never have ben carried out.“He denied he ever intended to kill Mr McColgan but he did intend him to believe what he said.“There was some argument – there was a threat to kill and he intended him to believe that but he did not plan to carry out,” said Mr Nolan.He added that Waldron, who was charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Mr McColgan, was angry and that “these are the things that people say.”Letterkenny Circuit Court heard that there has been nothing between the two men since.“It was a fraught and difficult situation. He lost control of what he was saying. He knows his marriage is over and he just wants to get on with his life,” he said.Judge John O’Hagan said there was a lot of water under the bridge since five years ago when the incident happened but said he must punish Waldron.“He spotted his estranged wife who appeared to be in the company of a man whom he suspected of having an affair with. Blood went on the boil and he decided to confront the situation.“He was not in a calm manner and was not behaving rationally. There was a lot of emotion an anger,” he said.However he said he looked upon the incident as something that happened in an instant when Waldron was “in a rage and temper.”He fined him €1,000.endsFORMER DONEGAL COURT CLERK THREATENED TO KILL EX-WIFE’S ‘LOVER’ was last modified: July 13th, 2011 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:Anthony McColganbuncranaBurnfootChristine O’KaneCiaran WaldronFORMER DONEGAL COURT CLERK THREATENED TO KILL EX-WIFE’S ‘LOVER’last_img read more

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MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY SAYS DONEGAL GAA TEAM COULD DO A TOUR OF THE COUNTY

first_imgThe Mayor of Letterkenny says he would like to see the Donegal GAA team do a tour of the county when they return from the All Ireland Final.Cllr Dessie Larkin was speaking after controversy erupted over the team’s homecoming celebrations in three weeks time.It was sparked after Letterkenny Chamber President John Watson said he would like to see the team return to Letterkenny instead of the traditional calvacade to Donegal Town. Cllr Larkin told Donegal Daily that he thought no one town should have a monopoly on celebrations.“In my opinion many towns have a right to have the team in their town and hopefully it will be with the Sam Maguire Cup.“Lifford should celebrate because it is the county town, Letterkenny is the biggest town, Donegal because of tradition and somewhere in Inishowen because it covers such a large area.“The one thing these celebrations should not be in divisive. “That is why I think we should consider asking the team and the county board to arrange a tour of Donegal on the day they return here,” he said.Cllr Larkin said he understood the claim being made by Letterkenny Chamber President John Watson whom he said was acting in the best interest of the town he represented.He added the most important thing is that the entire county gets behind Jim McGuinness and his players in the coming weeks.He added that knowing the Donegal players, they would go out of their way to accommodate as many people as they could.“My father was chairman of Letterkenny Urban Council in 1992 and he held a civic reception for the team then. “I would dearly love to be able to welcome them to Letterkenny with Sam 20 years later,” he said.MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY SAYS DONEGAL GAA TEAM COULD DO A TOUR OF THE COUNTY was last modified: September 3rd, 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)last_img read more

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Cara Challenge organisers call for applications from charities and community groups

first_imgThe 10th annual Cara Bundoran Run is set to be staged next year with up to 2,500 athletes to compete in the 5k, 10k and a 10-mile run.The event, which will take place on the 13th and 14th of March 2020, is a firm staple in the athletics calendar for both amateur and professional runners. Many use it as a benchmark for future events during the year.Joint managing director of title sponsors Cara Pharmacy, Canice Nicholas said “It’s a great testament to the support of everyone who takes part that the event is still running 10 years later. Little did we think in 2010 that it would turn into the success that it has become. “We are also delighted to have supported so many charities over the years with well over €100,000 contributed locally and nationally.”Applications will open shortly for the 2020 charity partners and any registered charity wishing to apply should contact Sarah at Cara Pharmacy Head Office on 071 9822002.Registration for run participants is now open online at www.carabundoranrun.com.There are discounted rates for those who register before December 31st and places are filling up fast. The event, which has been growing and growing for the last number of years, will once again be capped so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.Race Director Eamon Harvey of Tir Conaill Athletic Club added: “Now’s the time to start the training and building up the mileage so you’re comfortable running the 10 miles (or 10k) when the time comes.“Take it gradually and work up the distance and if you can join a group of runners then it becomes a little bit easier as the support and encouragement will be there too.”The two-day event forms part of the Discover Bundoran Calendar of Events for 2020 and falls just ahead of St Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 17th of March) so provides an ideal opportunity for participants to take a few days away.Full details on registration, route and tips can be found on www.carabundoranrun.com Cara Challenge organisers call for applications from charities and community groups was last modified: November 13th, 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)Tags:bundoranlast_img read more

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