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first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, jokes with fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLaVar Ball said on Monday he will withdraw his son LiAngelo from the college basketball program at UCLA in protest at his suspension for shoplifting in China.LiAngelo was one of three UCLA players arrested in China earlier this month and later released after the intervention of Chinese President Xi Jinping.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonard returning soon, but no target set for season debut “He wasn’t punished this bad in China. We get back over here and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they’re in jail here.”LaVar said LiAngelo would not transfer to another school but would rather concentrate on entering the 2018 NBA draft.LiAngelo is the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who joined the NBA powerhouse this year after playing one season at UCLA.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene He was later suspended indefinitely by UCLA over what became an international incident and led to a war of words been LaVar and President Donald Trump.LaVar, however, told ESPN on Monday he was withdrawing his son from UCLA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We are exploring other options with Gelo,” LaVar told ESPN. “He’s out of there.”“I’m not sitting back and waiting. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,In responding to both Tony Vieira and myself on the subject of broadcast coverage of the political parties contesting the elections, Mr Enrico Woolford has indulged in ad hominem attacks on Vieira and myself, attacking the messenger rather than the message.I suppose that this will impress the party faithful but it does not address the issue at hand. Tony Vieira, Kit Nascimento and Enrico Woolford are not the issues.The issue is that both of the State-owned and operated media, the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana Chronicle, are being used by Government for political propaganda purposes and this is patently obvious to even the casual observer.In the period of a General Election, this is particularly pernicious. In the case of broadcasting which is supposed to be regulated by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) to serve the public interest and convenience, it is particularly offensive and is in violation of the licence under which NCN is governed.As I have stated in my letter, “a general election would be neither free nor fair if a contesting party is unfairly denied access to the broadcast media…or a particular party is favoured access to the broadcast media”. The fact remains that the assets of NCN are being used to favour coverage of the APNU/AFC political rallies by comparison with the PPP/C.It matters not whether this is conducted through the means of public broadcasting on the airwaves or network streaming. It is wrong, it is indefensible and it should attract the attention of the GNBA and GECOM who are ultimately responsible for the conduct of a free and fair election.With regards,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more

first_imgNot a spectacular one. Not the greatest golfer of his generation. Not possibly the greatest to ever to wiggle a 5-iron. Woods has never won at Riviera. Not once is nine tries as a professional. Remarkably, there is not one other tournament he has played at least four times and not won. Riviera has made Tiger mortal. Been golf’s great equalizer. Been the one girl George Clooney couldn’t get. So Tiger is taking his zillions and his winning streak and taking a pass. Skipping his biggest personal challenge. It doesn’t matter if he tries to explain himself, which he is not. It’s a dodge, a calculated decision. If he wants to catch Byron Nelson’s all-time PGA streak of 11, it’s probably very smart. But it’s bad news for the Riviera, bad news for the onemajor PGA stop in LosAngeles, a bad day for simple loyalty. Let’s be brutally honest here – the causal sports fan would be hard pressed to name fivegolfers besides Woods. They’d actually have a better chance of describing them than naming them. “Let’s see, there’s Phil Mickelson – or is it Nickelson? There’s the overweight, smoking guy who sings really bad country- western songs. And the Indian who’s really from Fiji whose name I can never figure out if it rhymes with sing. And does Jack Nicklaus still play? And, and &” The average sports fan wouldn’t now Adam Scott from Walter Scott. If you know Jim Furyk is the No.2-ranked player in the world, you’re not a sports nut, you’re a golf fanatic. Tiger is the only player who transcends golf. He is possibly the most recognized sports figure in the world. And if he’s not exactly the most popular athlete, he is the most admired. Someone just shouldn’t be able to dominate golf the way he does. There are just too many variables, too many outstanding players. Players have been reduced to crossing fingers and hoping his impending fatherhood is going to change his play, like no great golfer ever became a dad before. But when you’re getting schooled on your game almost every time he tees it up, you search for optimism where you can. There’s just no one else like him. He’s won 55 PGA Tour events. Captured 12 majors. He’s closing in on becoming a billionaire. And now he has this incredible streak going, the one he has tried to almost dismiss as unimportant. Spare us. It’s a special accomplishment and it’s OK to acknowledge it. OK to say, “Hey, I’ve come this far, I’m going to go for it.” The people at Riviera have been very good about all this. Talked about how he only has missed one other time. Been completely understanding. But really, what can they say? He has reduced our premier event to a minor stop? That he’s the superstar attraction and everyone else is a supporting player? It’s not like Riviera will be devoid of talent. It will have eight of the top 10 players in the world, including Mickelson. Yet Hogan’s Alley without Tiger is a men’s tennis tournament without Roger Federer, the Indianapolis Colts without Peyton Manning. The others can bravely fight their way through the kikuya, but without Tiger a sense of wonderment is missing. Tiger did not provide an explanation for failing to enter the Nissan. Don’t bother with the “he’s just so tired from having played the Dubai Desert Classic.” Two weeks is plenty of rest. Save the, “he wants to spend more time with his wife, Elin.” He’ll want to spend a lot more after she gives birth this summer. Tiger’s not coming because he doesn’t want to. And what’s unspoken is, he doesn’t want to come and take his winning streak into his personal golfing netherworld. Even if it is home. They’ll play some great golf next week at the Nissan, it just won’t be the same without him. Tiger has taken a pass. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Nissan Open will now officially open next week without Tiger Woods. Guess you can still go. Cheer on those other guys. Exult in the beauty of Riviera Country Club, wave at Mel Brooks’ joint. But you will not be able to follow around the world’s greatest golfer. Will not get an opportunity to see if he can extend his amazing streak of seven consecutive PGA Tour victories. Tiger is taking a pass on his hometown tournament. The first to give him a sponsor’s exemption back when he was this big-toothed, 16-year-old wunderkind from Cypress. That is Tiger’s right, of course. He’s Tiger. He can do whatever he wants. He has earned it. But all that talk about how the streak really doesn’t mean anything to him? Don’t bother, unless stand-up comedy is suddenly his new calling. The Nissan Open has managed to pull off what no player has: Made Tiger look like a really good golfer. center_img It’s the Louvre without the Mona Lisa, the Beatles without John Lennon, the Academy Awards without Oscar. All still very impressive, but just not the same. Like something is desperately, uniquely missing. last_img read more

first_imgFor more information on Water Use Restrictions, you can contact the District of Taylor at 250-789-3392. TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor has issued a notice for Water Use Restrictions.Each year, as part of By-law 716, 2006, the District sets Stage One Water Use Restrictions that is in compliance with Provincial Initiatives to conserve water.During Stage One, the District says no person shall use a sprinkler to water a lawn growing on a property, except on odd number days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.- Advertisement -According to the District, offenders will be given a $100.00 fine for not complying to the Restrictions.Exceptions to Stage One Restrictions include nurseries, farms, and golf courses.The Water Use Restrictions is in effect from May 1 to September 30.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny will be the venue for launching an ambitious new anti-racism programme Show Racism the Red Card on March 14th.Many Donegal schools and youth services will be familiar with this programme because of work by Finn Harps FC in promoting the message of Show Racism the Red Card.The launch will include the unveil of a new DVD education pack featuring Seamus Coleman and pupils from St Eunans National School in Raphoe. This new education pack includes a DVD which is 18.41minutes long and features top stars of Irish sport including Donegal’s Seamus Coleman alongside his international teammates Simon Cox, David Meyler, James Mc Carthy, David Meyler, Darren Randolph and Sean St Ledger.Ireland women’s U19 Rihanna Jarrett also features as do some of the stars from rugby and GAA including Gaelic Players Chief Executive Dessie Farrell and Wexford’s Lee Chin.The DVD is a lively feature including action footage from the stars of the different sports. Also featuring are children from St Eunans National School Raphoe.The example of action taken by children at St Eunans National School is being highlighted as good practice for schools all over Ireland. In creating their mosaic of Show Racism the Red Card mascot Jeff the Ref, the children at St Eunans involved the endorsement of the great and the good from Donegal and beyond, who signed the cards which make up the mosaic. The teachers and children at St Eunans have worked hard over recent years in support of Show Racism the Red Card.The DVD will be accompanied by a 36 page pack, with lots of activities to support learning in the classroom. The pack will be translated into Irish to ensure usage in Gaelscoilleanna and Gaeltacht schools. The pack features activities which are downloadable and encourage interactive learning that young people can enjoy.DONEGAL GETS READY TO SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 6th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more

first_imgThe illegal dumping at DrumkeenDonegal County Council has shown they mean business against illegal dumpers.Yesterday a Donegal Daily reader sent in pictures of an illegal dump site in a stream in Drumkeen.The culvert, located close to the Letterkenny/Convoy junction, was filled with hundreds of empty bottles and bags of rubbish. The shocking pictures resulted in an immediate response from the council who yesterday completed a full clean-up of the area.The council gets to work at the dump site.A spokesman for the council said they will continue to monitor the site and investigate who was responsible for the dumping.“Donegal County Council would like to thank Donegal Daily for highlighting this illegal dumping which is without a doubt a blight on some of the most beautiful parts of our county.“This site was cleared today by Council staff and will be closely monitored over the coming months. We are also collecting evidence which will hopefully identify those responsible for this dumping and we will be pursuing this matter as far as possible. “Disposing of waste in this way is illegal and anyone caught doing this could face prosecution including a substantial fine and a custodial sentence,” said a spokesperson.The council also thank the public for their vigilance in reporting this activity and ask them to continue to do this by contacting Donegal County Council on (00 353) 74 91 53900 or by email at environment@donegalcoco.ie .“Once again, we thank you and your readers for your support in our efforts to combat this illegal activity.”The culvert after the council carried out a full clean-up.COUNCIL SHOW REAL BOTTLE TO CLEAN UP ILLEGAL DUMP SITE 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:Donegal County CouncilDrumkeendump sitelast_img read more

first_imgWith over 30,000 visitors to Errigal mountain during the summer of 2016, the need for an environmentally sustainable approach to allow for the responsible enjoyment of the mountain is a clear focus of the ASCENT project which was launched on Thursday morning at Dun Lùiche by Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey.The launch which took place at the foot of the iconic Errigal mountain heard from a number of key speakers including Seamus Neely from Donegal County Council, Michael O’Brien, Northern & Western Regional Assembly, Paul Roarty, Dun Lùiche Community Group Rosita Mahony, Donegal County Council and representatives from each of the partner organisations from Finland, Iceland, Norway, Northern Ireland.Paul Roarty from the Dun Lùiche Community Group welcomed everyone to the picturesque village of Dun Lùiche and outlined the groups desire to manage the development of Errigal as a resource for the community while at the same time protecting and preserving the unique qualities of the mountain. Seamus Neely Chief Executive with Donegal County Council paid tribute to the local community for their foresight and commitment to the sustainable development of the mountain.  “The need to protect the special qualities of the mountain so it benefits the local community is a vital part of this initiative and I am delighted with the engagement that we have got from the local community here in Dun Lùiche.”He added “it is all about marrying tourism and economic needs with the needs of our community and to do this we need to be working with all the relevant stakeholders.  We have been very fortunate with this positive engagement and I would like to especially acknowledge the support we have received from the elected members of the Glenties Municipal District.”According to Michael O’Brien of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, this project is being funded under the Northern Periphery & Artic Programme and will see the exchange of learning and knowledge between seven sites that have similarities but which also face unique challenges in their own regions.In launching this project Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey extended a warm welcome to the European partners from Iceland, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland and said “not only have we a shared past as descendents of the vikings who explored the northern islands and coasts of the North Atlantic, we also live in the periphery of Northern Europe in quite rural and remote locations that boast an abundance of natural resources and the highest standards of living in Europe.  And today our peripheral mountainous regions are the common factor in bringing us together on this timely and very worthwhile project.” This project is all about facilitating the responsible enjoyment of Errigal in a way that protects the mountain’s special qualities and benefits the local community.  The ASCENT project will see research being undertaken into models of upland access in partner regions and in Scotland, development of a multi stakeholder intervention at Errigal, development of a Management Plan for Errigal, the design of a path for Errigal as well as training programmes on path building and maintenance and piloting path models on sections of Errigal. ASCENT gathering hears need for sustainable approach to Donegal environment was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded an Assamese entrepreneur whose start-up was working on a technology to treat water wasted while refining crude oil.Hemendra Chandra Das, who headed the start-up Innotech Interactions Private Limited, had won the Indo-Israel Innovative Challenge for this technology based on an electro-biochemical system. “Yours is an example of how the young generation can generate ideas and transform the nation through new technology,” the Prime Minister said at an interaction with 35 start-up entrepreneurs through video conference at the office of Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal.The entrepreneurs had earlier been briefed about the Assam Start-up Policy aimed at encouraging young innovators. Manjula Saikia Bhuyan, additional director of Industries and Commerce, said they were also made aware of an innovation centre to be opened soon in Guwahati. Officials said the centre will provide handholding support to entrepreneurs.last_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles, Sep 8 (PTI) Singer Loretta Lynn has postponed her annual Labor Day concert following her recent chest injury that will require minor surgery.The 84-year-old singer announced on her website that she is currently recuperating at her home and will be undergoing minor surgery soon.Though her injuries are not serious, Lynns doctors has advised her to take a break from touring to make a full recovery.Therefore her upcoming concert dates — September 9, 10 and 17 have been rescheduled to later dates. PTI SSN BKlast_img read more

first_imgGermany head coach Christian Wueck blasted USA referee Jair Marrufo for not awarding a penalty after their player was allegedly elbowed by a Brazilian defender during their 1-2 quarter-final loss in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, here on Sunday.Brazil struck twice through Weverson and Paulinho in a space of six minutes in the second-half to beat Germany and seal a semi-final date against England.Germany coach Wueck congratulated Brazil but was clearly unhappy with the USA referee, as he claimed that a legitimate penalty was denied before the Selecao juniors got the lead in the 77th minute.”Did you see the game? I think you can answer the question alone. Just look at Jan Boller’s (bruised) eyebrows. Before they took a 2-1 lead. Just look at his eyebrows. He had a cut in his eye, and it was a clear foul. The difference was the referee I think. We had a chance to equalise but we were not so lucky today.”Wueck then went on to remind the rules.”Before every World Cup game, each team gets instruction from the referees that every elbow in the face is a clear foul. It’s a red card, and here it’s not a foul! I don’t believe it,” he was furious.”We have no probelm in losing a game. Congratulations to Brazil. I don’t have problem in losing a match. But if it’s like this, then it’s very very harsh. Our players were crying in the changing room. They were very tired.advertisement”We had a great first half. I can only criticise that we could not score a second goal in the second half but to lose this way is very very harsh,” he lamented.His Brazilian counterpart Carlos Amadeu, however, chose to ignore the incident and said his job is to keep his players focus intact.”There are some experts sitting there to evaluate the referee’s job. My role is to keep my focus on the game without thinking about what the referee is doing,” he said.last_img read more