Kobe thinks a team up with LeBron would have been a perfect fit

first_imgAP FILE PHOTOThe Black Mamba and The King in one team? Kobe Bryant thinks a team up with LeBron James would have been great.Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend, said James was one player he would loved playing with in his prime.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 The two did become teammates twice as part of Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games that won gold medals.Bryant retired in 2016, ending his 20-year-NBA career with five titles while also leaving fans wondering how a Finals duel between the two would have been.Though they would never see the court together, the idea of James donning the purple-and-gold is still alive with the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar expected to test free agency anew at the end of the season with Hollywood as his potential destination.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I think the player that would fit with me the most, I actually think would be LeBron,” he said during an episode in the Holding Court with Geno Auriemma podcast.“He’s a passer first. I’m a scorer, I’m a finisher. Bron is a facilitator by nature and I’m a finisher by nature. Those two styles, I think complement each other extremely well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe interview surprised a lot of fans, who have always compared the two since James arrived in the NBA in 2003.Bryant and James met several times in the regular season but they never got the chance to face each other in the NBA Finals. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Gov’t Commits US$1.5M for Sanniquellie Hospital Relocation

first_imgView of the G. W. Harley Hospital in SanniquellieThe Liberian government has committed US$1.5 million to relocate the George W. Harley Hospital from its present location along a train track in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.Touring the hospital’s facility on Sunday, December 16, President George Weah informed the county authority that the government will provide the cost for the relocation exercise.President Weah promised to relocate the facility because of its close proximity to the railroad. The train movement on the track has produced a noisy atmosphere that has disturbed the comfort of the administration and patients over the years.The president and his team of government officials paid a brief visit to the hospital during his one-day stopover in Sanniquellie, where he attended the opening ceremony of this year’s County Meet Sports fiesta that kicked off on Sunday, December, 16, 2818 across the nation.The G. W. Harley Hospital is one of the oldest government hospitals in the county. It is the seat of the County Health Team, but its proximity to the railroad, which runs from Yekepa to Buchanan, has been a great disturbance to patients and workers.The G. W. Harley Hospital is situated near the main street in front of Charlie Kpowin Community. On the other side of the town, there is the Saint Mary Clinic.George Way Harley (August 8, 1894 – 7 November 1966) was an American Methodist medical missionary. He spent 35 years in Ganta, Nimba County, where he established the Ganta Hospital, a school, and a church. He was known for his research into the local culture and received many honors from the Liberian government and from American and British institutions. Major collections of ceremonial masks purchased by Harley in Liberia are held in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and the Anthropology Department of the College of William and Mary.Over the years, there have been persistent calls for the County health authorities to relocate the facility.In the wake of the calls, ArcelorMittal, a company operating in the county, has constructed a “sound barrier” so as to minimize the noise and vibrations when the train moves past the hospital compound.To achieve the relocation’s plan, residents of Sehkinpa, a suburb of Sanniquellie, have allotted about 40 acres of land to construct the ‘new hospital. The estimated cost of over US$500,000 was earlier earmarked for the construction of the new facility.Meanwhile, residents are celebrating the news that the President has promised to honor the relocation plan of the hospital.In a related development, President Weah on Sunday took the kickoff of this year’s “County Meet,” and spoke on the importance of the event, which he said will enable the youth to showcase their talents.Meanwhile, the President has called on participating teams to show discipline and good sportsmanship as they compete for titles during the prestigious national tournament.He also called on Liberians to use the event, which is held annually to come together in the spirit of national unity and peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kings can’t get shots off, lose

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. – Thanks to not getting enough shots in the first two periods, the Kings shot themselves in the foot against the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Kings managed just 10shots in the first two periods, and Scott Walker’s goal in the second was enough to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 victory Tuesday. “That’s why we’re in the predicament where’re in,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We’re learning how to be a good team. When you’re a good team, you find a way to scrap, fight and claw away at good teams. … We didn’t play a spirited enough game.” Alexander Frolov scored for the Kings, who have lost 13 of 16. Walker took a pass from Josef Vasicek along the boards and curled toward the middle of the zone. With no Kings defender hanging with him, Walker found a lane and took a long shot from beyond the circles that slipped by goalie Sean Burke at 14:46 of the second. Ray Whitney also scored for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward made 21 saves and didn’t face much pressure in earning a relatively easy win. The Kings looked set for a good start when Carolina’s Justin Williams was given a 4-minute penalty for high-sticking Jamie Lundmark just 13 seconds in. But the Kings managed only one shot with the advantage, the beginning of an anemic offensive night. When the Kings got a scoring chance – as when Dustin Brown corralled a mishandled puck by Frantisek Kaberle along the boards for a breakaway chance – they couldn’t take advantage. center_img 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

OH NO IT ISN’T! OH YES IT IS…AS MOVILLE MUSICAL SOCIETY GETS READY TO PANTO!

first_imgOh no it isn’t, oh yes it is, it’s that time of year again folks, when Moville open’s its doors to  another successful Pantomime.This year, Moville Musical Society proudly presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from the 29th of January to Sunday 8th February.Tickets will be on sale in St Eugene’s Hall on Saturday the 24th January – from 11.00am – 3pm and from Monday 26th until Friday 3st from 11am – 2pm. Organisers have lined up 10 shows of the production which insiders describe as ‘sensational’….with two Sunday matinees which is always a huge hit with the children. Curtain is up on the first show next  Thursday 29th Friday with shows on Saturday and a Sunday matinee. After a short break the show returns on the following Wednesday, February 4 for shows each night for the rest of the week through until Sunday.If the past four years are anything to go by, tickets are likely to sell out fast. Show producer John McIntyre said: “It seems like only yesterday when Eamon McLaughlin spurred me on to have a meeting in the town to bring back Moville pantomime after an 18 year lull.“It has been great to have been able to meet and work with some very good people, also with new people joining every year the show just keeps going from strength to strength.”With Mandie Bredin as the director, Tom Evans as the musical director and Sheila McLaughlin as the choreographer, they really do work well together in presenting another very good and entertaining pantomime. This year Maura Harkin was responsible for producing this year’s script and was ready from the start of October.The cast has also being very busy over the last few weeks with rehearsals taking place 2 nights a week. All cast members young and not so young, along with quite a few new cast members have shown once again great commitment, everyone involved has had great enjoyment both on and off stage.When it comes to a great Pantomime, you don’t need Broadway when you have Moville Musical Society in St Eugene’s Hall.The cast is made up of 12 main characters, 10 lovely singing chorus girls and boys, 25 junior chorus and 12 adorable little fairies all of which have been working very hard the past few weeks.It is impossible to mention everybody because there are so many people involved like the prop and que girls Katrina Doherty, Sheena Quigg and Laura Bonner. Also the prop Construction crew which is headed up by Paddy Gillespie and the men’s shed, Brendan Farren the stage artist.Carolyne O Donavan who has been very busy since before Christmas getting everyone kitted and fitted with their costumes to make sure everyone looks their best on stage. From front stage to back stage, from tea ladies to ushers, from lights to sound, around 100 people working every night to make the show possible and with great help from the local business who support the show each year it really is a great community effort.Tickets are priced at 6 euro for Adults and 3 euro for children under 12 years. Sure what else would  you be doing? Remember folks tickets go on sale in st.eugene’s hall on Saturday 24th January at 11am. OH NO IT ISN’T! OH YES IT IS…AS MOVILLE MUSICAL SOCIETY GETS READY TO PANTO! was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:movilleMusical SocietyPantomimelast_img read more

Meaningful actions

first_imgIn practical terms, the merging of the two separate dumps at Sunshine Canyon Landfill into one megadump doesn’t necessarily mean much. The two landfills – one in the city of Los Angeles, one just outside in county land – don’t get the permission to dump more trash than otherwise. And the dump doesn’t have its contracts extended. All it means is that operator Browning-Ferris Industries gets to run both dumps as one, and therefore does not have to maintain two sets of operations with two sets of rules and dump faces. But in symbolic terms, the merger, which was approved by L.A. County supervisors by a 3-2 vote Wednesday, means everything. The last thing the city or the county should be doing is trying to make life easy for this vestige of last century’s trash policies, a dump next door to where people live. The politics of trash – one narrow rigged vote after another – is appalling. But the public shouldn’t be surprised. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2BFI makes so much money on this deal that the company sweetened the pot with an offer of $65 million for the county to spend on whatever it wants – though there’s no likelihood of the money actually benefiting the people whose lives are affected. Now officials of the city and county of Los Angeles can take great pride in the fact that after decades of neglecting the San Fernando Valley, they have given the community something to boast about: The Valley, home to the largest urban garbage dump in America. Maybe residents of Granada Hills can take up a collection and put a giant sign to that effect along Interstate 5 with the tag line: Hold your nose; toxic diesel fumes ahead. The Valley’s elected political leaders can rightfully take pride in their own achievement. They have been able to vote against Sunshine Canyon, and lose every battle and the war, yet somehow manage to keep getting elected by the people they have failed. Now that’s great leadership – or what passes for it today.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

GREAT TURN-OUT FOR EDUCATE TOGETHER 5K IN LETTERKENNY – PIC SPECIAL

first_img31 335 Fionnuala Larkin w SW 21:4832 345 Charlton Cannard m JM 22:1333 319 Eilis McClafferty w SW LAC 22:1734 309 Alex McDermott m JM 22:4735 353 Martin Wilson m M40 ICCR 22:5636 304 Karl Friel m JM 23:0037 359 Tadgh Morgan m JM 23:1038 351 Ciaran Callaghan m SM Drumoghill Running club 23:3339 327 John McGonigle m SM 23:3540 361 Noel Lynch m M40 LAC 23:5341 318 Eithne Cox w W40 LAC 23:5542 336 David Larkin m SM 24:4343 363 Gaetano Cincquemani m JM 24:4544 354 Liam McLaughlin m M50 24:5045 355 Mary T Gallagher w SW 24:5046 320 Emmet Friel m JM 24:5147 349 Michael Jordan m M40 Convoy AC 24:5648 342 Peter McLean m M50 LAC 25:0549 339 Mary Bond w W50 Finn Valley 25:0850 337 Gerard Sharkey m SM 30:0851 352 Noreen Sharkey w W50 30:1152 310 Sergei McDermott m JM 31:2653 333 Eoin Cunningham m JM 31:2654 347 Ann Robinson w SW 31:3155 356 Lauren Doherty w JW 31:4156 346 Karol Harvey m SM 31:4157 334 Mags Kelly w W40 33:2758 332 Uljana Ciubaroua w JW LET NS 36:2359 360 Laoise Morgan w JW 36:2460 344 Roshni Cannard w JW LET NS 36:2661 315 Toby Taylor m JM 40:5562 316 Oscar Ponsonby m JM 40:5963 365 Michaella Norrie w JW 42:2164 364 Kay Norrie w W40 42:2565 366 Louise Norrie w JW 42:25The one and only Collie……!GREAT TURN-OUT FOR EDUCATE TOGETHER 5K IN LETTERKENNY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 26th, 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) The Educate Together %k took place in Letterkenny with more than 60 runners taking part.Matt McLaughlin from Foyle Valley was first home followed by his team-mate Aron Cole.The first local runner home was Annraoi Cheevers from Letterkenny AC in a time of 18.32. Well done to all who took part.Educate Together 5k 2016Place Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1 306 Matt Mc Laughlin m SM Foyle Valley 17:072 312 Aron Cole m SM Foyle Valley 18:283 322 Annraoi Cheevers m SM Letterkenny A.C. 18:324 348 Ryan Jordan m JM Convoy A.C. 18:365 324 Martin Dunleavy m M50 Foyle Valley 18:386 305 Colly O Donnell m M40 18:487 325 Declan McGill m SM Foyle Valley 18:518 358 Dan Friel m SM 18:549 341 Mark Mc Fadden m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 19:0610 321 Paul McMonagle m SM LAC 19:0711 323 Ciaran O Donnell m M40 LAC 19:0912 303 Barry Mackey m M50 19:2513 362 Gemma McGinty w SW Foyle Valley 19:3314 350 Paul Lynch m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 19:3515 301 Luke Daly m SM 19:4116 328 Jane McGinley w SW LAC 19:4517 326 Michael Galvin m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 19:4718 338 Tiernan Boyle m JM 19:4719 340 Gwyn Yemm m SM 19:4720 331 Stephen Roarty m SM LAC 19:5921 308 Adrian Callaghan m M40 LAC 20:0122 343 Shauna McGeehan w SW LAC 20:0823 314 Gary McDaid m SM 20:1024 313 Paul Sweeney m M40 LAC 20:2125 330 Phil Boyle m M40 LAC 20:2526 307 Irene McFadden w SW LAC 20:4327 329 Sinead Peoples w SW LAC 20:5628 317 Chris Taylor m M40 21:1529 302 Sabrina Mackey w W40 21:1730 357 Martin McHugh m SM 21:34 last_img read more

TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES

first_imgTwo Donegal stores were today placed in the Retail Excellence Ireland Top 50 stores list.Brennan’s Pharmacy Cardonagh and McElhinneys Department Store Ballybofey are the only two successful entries from the county.The winning stores were commended by David Fitzsimmons, the Chief Executive of REI, for their high standard of service, customer engagement, display, and innovation. McElhinneys had multiple triumphs this week as they also received an award for having one of Ireland’s Top 5 Websites.The overall winners will be announced at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards on Saturday, November 2.TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brennan’s PharmacyMCELHINNEYSRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDlast_img read more

COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND!

first_imgJimmy, Colm and RoryWE’VE got McFadden Man….And this weekend singer, songwriter, publican, entertainer and of course, the GAA’s greatest all-time song machine man of all time Rory Gallagher had a pint or two with the St Michael’s scorer.Colm McFadden popped into Rory’s bar in Lanzarote (26C outside apparently) to share a cold one and a chat. Even Jimmy was there (Senegal Jimmy – not Jimmy McGuinness).Roll on 2014….need to get Jimmy Winning Matches again. COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND! was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:Colm McFaddenkilcarRory Gallagherlast_img read more

MAC LOCHLAINN DEEPLY ALARMED AT LACK OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITIES REGULATOR

first_imgDeputy Padraig Mac LochlainnSINN Féin Justice Spokesperson, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has said that he is deeply alarmed at revelations by the Charities Regulator that it is severely understaffed and lacking in the resources required to carry out its statutory functions.Speaking today, the Donegal Deputy said:“In the wake of the excessive pay and gold-plated pension scandals at CRC and Rehab last year, Sinn Féin introduced a Private Members Bill which called on the Government to fully enact the 2009 Charities Act. “The Government committed to a speedy setting up of the Regulator and to ensure that the Regulator was adequately resourced to carry out its functions.The fact that the Charities Act is still not fully enacted 18 months later and that the Regulator is claiming it is critically under-resourced, is inexcusable.”“Since the foundation of this state charities have been unregulated. The effect of this is that it is now doing untold damage both to the charities themselves but also to all of the vulnerable people who depend on them.“The original purpose of the Charities Act 2009 was to reform the law relating to charities. It aimed to ensure greater accountability, offer protection against abuse of charitable status and fraud and also to enhance public trust and confidence in charities and increase transparency in the sector. “The Act provided for the creation of a new charities regulation infrastructure; a Charities Regulator, a Register of Charities, Consultative Panels to advise the Regulator and the Charity Appeals Tribunal and the act laid down, for the first time in primary legislation, a definition of charitable purposes.“However, after publishing this shiny piece of legislation to regulate the Charities sector, Fianna Fáil never implemented it, thereby failing the charities and public confidence in them.“Labour and Fine Gael have had four years to rectify this by fully enacting all the provisions contained within the Act but instead they rested on their laurels, allowing scandal after scandal until it got so big they had no option but to agree to the establishment of a regulatory authority.“It now transpires that they too have followed the Fianna Fáil lead by not providing the adequate resources and thereby failing the sector yet again.“The most vulnerable in our society are already suffering massively due to the deeply unfair and unjust cutbacks implemented by this government. “The failure to fund many schemes which so many of our most marginalised people depended on has meant that more and more people were relying on charities for their very survival. The scandals which have erupted have, understandably, had a hugely negative effect on public confidence which has led to a dip in donations to charities.“The charity sector is vital in creating a fair recovery in this State and the Regulator should be supported if public confidence and donation levels are to be restored.”MAC LOCHLAINN DEEPLY ALARMED AT LACK OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITIES REGULATOR was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by John2Share 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:MAC LOCHLAINN DEEPLY ALARMED AT LACK OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITIES REGULATORlast_img read more