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Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: ‘I’m sorry’

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “At the time, I was like huge into conspiracies,” Irving said. “And everybody’s been there.”Other NBA superstars, including Irving’s “Uncle Drew” movie co-star Shaquille O’Neal, entered the flat-Earth fray in recent months. O’Neal once echoed Irving’s stance, that the Earth is flat.“But I was playing,” O’Neal told AP earlier this year.  /mufSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Novak Djokovic credits hiking trip with wife for turnaround Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the first quarter of a preseason basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving offered a simple message to science teachers Monday.“I’m sorry,” the Boston Celtics star said.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum And with that, Irving made clear that he regrets publicly saying that the Earth is flat.Speaking Monday at the Forbes Under 30 summit in Boston, the flat-Earth topic that Irving inserted himself into last year was discussed — and the All-Star guard said he didn’t realize the effect that his claim would have once it went public.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 Chriss“To all the science teachers, everybody coming up to me like, ‘You know I’ve got to reteach my whole curriculum?’ I’m sorry,” Irving said, as the room attending his session laughed. “I apologize. I apologize.”Irving said he’s since learned certain thoughts are best kept in “intimate conversations.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown This whole saga started in February 2017, when Irving questioned whether the Earth is flat on a podcast that came out shortly before All-Star weekend that year in New Orleans. It became a major story and even NBA Commissioner Adam Silver — who, like Irving, went to Duke — was asked to offer his opinion.“Kyrie and I went to the same college,” Silver said then. “He may have taken some different courses.”Irving indicated in the days and months that followed the podcast that he initially made the remarks to promote conversation and prove a point how stories in this social-media age can spread rapidly. But then he told The New York Times in early June of this year that he was not completely sure whether the Earth was flat or round.“I do research on both sides,” Irving said at the time. “I’m not against anyone that thinks the Earth is round. I’m not against anyone that thinks it’s flat. I just love hearing the debate.”He said Monday he’d like to have the matter put to rest, and noted that this escapade was a good lesson of how words that come from influential people can have enormous power.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Lofa Rep. Praises GOL, Partners for Fight against Ebola

first_imgLofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar has heaped praises on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and its partners for their efforts at containing the spread of the Ebola virus.The Foya District in Lofa County, which Rep. Kparkar represents in the House of Representatives, is the epicenter of the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.Of the six confirmed cases of deaths from Ebola, four have been recorded as being from Foya.While commending health workers and authorities of the Health Ministry and health stakeholders, including international partners, Rep. Kparkar expressed his regrets over the death of his kinsmen.Rep. Kparkar specifically regretted the death of a Cuttington University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. At least two nurses are among the four deaths.The Foya District’s lawmaker made the statement Sunday, April 27, at a program marking the official launch of a US$1,000,000 financial aid fund drive by the Foya University Student Association (FUSA) in Gardnerville outside Monrovia.He noted that considering the proximity of the Foya District to neighboring Guinea, the spread of the Ebola virus, would not have been prevented from crossing over from neighboring country.He admonished residents of the District to take solace in the Lord and move ahead with determination, fortitude and tenacity in the search for socio-economic and infrastructural development.The Lofa lawmaker disclosed that an Ebola treatment center is nearing completion in Foya Airfield that would handle cases.Rep. Kparkar stated that the huge Ebola fear that gripped citizens and residents of the district few weeks ago, has considerably reduced in the area.“We are grateful first to God and cooperation of the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone toward this Ebola fight,” Rep. Kparkar said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Deadline to register for Fort St. John Triathlon June 1

first_imgThere are a number of options for participants to choose from. There is a short course and a long course race. There is also a long course team event, and a junior event as well.In the duathlon competitors will run for three kilometres, as well as a 26 kilometre bike ride, and a final three kilometre run.Those 17 and under or choosing to take part in the short course will run for three kilometres, bike for 11 kilometres, and swim for 300 metres.- Advertisement -Competitors 18 and older will run for six kilometres, bike for 26 kilometres, and swim for 1,000 metres.To register for the event click here.last_img

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Lampard confident for Super Cup despite Kante question

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea coach Frank Lampard was waiting to make a decision on N’Golo Kante’s fitness for the Super Cup after the Frenchman picked up a knock against Manchester United at the weekend © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 13 – Chelsea coach Frank Lampard was set to make a late decision on the fitness of N’Golo Kante for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Liverpool in Istanbul, a match he is “optimistic” the London club can win.The France midfielder has been struggling with a knee injury that saw him fly home early from the club’s pre-season trip to Japan and meant he started on the bench in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. Kante came on in the second half of their Premier League opener but Lampard revealed another knock picked up at Old Trafford has left a question mark over the 28-year-old’s presence at the Vodafone Park, home of Besiktas.“The selection of N’Golo Kante on the bench was purely because he had an injury in pre-season. He wasn’t ready for the game but I’m very aware of how important he is for us as a player,” Lampard said.“He also picked up another small injury in the game so we are assessing that with regards to tomorrow (Wednesday).”– Turning to youth –Lampard also confirmed that Brazilian winger Willian and German centre-back Antonio Rudiger will start on the bench as they continue to recover fitness following spells on the sidelines.Frank Lampard is keen to give young players like Tammy Abraham a chance to shine © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURAMeanwhile, young duo Tammy Abraham (21) and Mason Mount (20) will hope to keep their places after starting at the weekend, with Lampard prepared to give youth a chance after a transfer ban prevented Chelsea from signing any new players in the close season.“I’ll pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mason Mount deserved his chance on absolute merit as opposed to age,” Lampard insisted.“I will have no fears to play young players, it’s important at a club like Chelsea that we do that, but they need to deserve the chance.”Lampard is eager to mark just his second competitive match in charge with a trophy, all the more so after losing this match as a Chelsea player in 2012 and 2013.“It means a lot to the club,” he said. “I know that first hand because I lost two: one in poor circumstances because we lost against Atletico Madrid having been champions of Europe.“We were far, far off in that game. It was different against (Bayern) Munich, we lost unfortunately but I understand the feeling that when you work hard to get into this game, which is a game between two champions, it’s important as a club like Chelsea that we give everything to try to win it.”The former Derby County boss added: “I am optimistic because I believe in the players and I believe we are here in the final because we deserve to be here.“I am very proud to be here managing the team but I am also very understanding of the quality of Liverpool.“We know it’s going to be a big test, but yes I believe in my players and if we play to our maximum we can win the match.”0Shares0000(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Our forests need help of science

first_imgUnfortunately, this is not a unique situation. Plans to reduce fire risk by removing excess trees that endanger the giant sequoias in the Giant Sequoia National Monument have been targeted for obstruction – even though thinning there was agreed to by environmental groups when the monument was created by President Bill Clinton. No matter, another group called Earth Justice marched into court, beholden to a belief that no tree should ever be cut, the memory of the 2002 McNally Fire apparently lost on them. That fire burned more than 100,000 acres and came dangerously close to some of the giant sequoias. The Forest Service’s plan would thin the forest in strategic locations including removing some small trees that act as “ladder fuels” that fires climb into taller trees. But it’s on hold now – leaving the ancient giants at risk even today. And in 2004, two major fires hit Amador and El Dorado counties in Northern California, killing trees on tens of thousands of acres of forestland. Ash from the fire blanketed many areas, including Sacramento, where particulate in the air was 60 times the normal level, forcing people to stay indoors and canceling everything from family outings to football games. After the fire, registered foresters and a variety of scientists recommended that the Forest Service allow private companies to reduce the future fire risk by removing dead and dying trees – and paying the government for the wood removed. But rather than permitting the removal of these trees killed by wildfires and reducing future fire danger, extremist organizations sued, asking the court to block any removal. Meanwhile, the dead and dying trees rotted further every day, losing their value, and robbing the government and taxpayers of any funds that these private companies might be willing to pay for the wood. Such moneys could have been used to restore public forestland. Less than two months ago, this case was settled, allowing the Forest Service to remove some trees. But really, the three-year delay is a victory for the environmentalists since taxpayers won’t see any costs offset by the sale of the wood. It’s like in a football game where the winning team is already ahead so they run out the clock. And there won’t be any replanting of trees for future generations. If we want to pass along California’s rich forestland to our children, its time we embraced a balanced approach to forest management and environmental protection, looking to science rather than rhetoric to make policy decisions. Damien M. Schiff is an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre One reason is that for years, groups that literally make a living by obstructing government efforts to manage forests have filed myriad lawsuits intended to delay, stall or stop anything resembling science. They seek to prevent the federal government from implementing balanced efforts to manage the land, including efforts to thin forests and brushland to help prevent catastrophic wildfire. Just last year in Southern California, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against reasonable forest management impacting more than 3.5 million acres in four National Forests. Interestingly, more than 100,000 of these same acres have now burned in the recent past in three of these forests – Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland. But the lawsuit proceeds. The results are policies based on myth instead of science. Forests are wildly overgrown, with hundreds of trees per acre where only 50 to 70 have been historically. The trees become weak, unable to get the nutrients and water they needed to survive. And that’s when bark beetles infest the trees that are too weak to fight back and many die – becoming perfect kindling for a catastrophic fire. Standing firmly opposed to any real management of forests before this year’s fires – and now as the flames die down – are unapologetic environmental extremists like the Center for Biological Diversity. THE massive toll catastrophic wildfire exacts on human lives and property is well documented. Since Oct. 20, the ongoing Southern California fires have scorched nearly 500,000 acres – roughly three-fourths the size of Rhode Island, prompted the largest evacuation since the Civil War, caused 12 deaths and injured hundreds, all at a cost yet to be determined but which some think will top $2billion. And there are other consequences as well, including endangered wildlife dead, watersheds dramatically damaged by ash and erosion, and native plants wiped out. But the underlying causes of these monster fires aren’t as well understood. Why do they keep happening at such intensity? last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgFour Masters 3-13, Aodh Ruadh 3-08:A great second half performance saw Four Masters overcome a determined Aodh Ruadh team. An excellent start to the game saw Aodh Ruadh take control, leading by five points early in the game with Dylan Gallagher and Shane Dorrian coming to the fore. Joe Sheerin with a well taken goal brought four master back into the game near to half time. At half time the scoreline read 2-02 to 2-06 to Aodh Ruadh. With their work rate and performance upped in the second half, Four Masters began to narrow the margin and take the lead. Good scores from Thomas Mc Gowan (frees), Cían Hegary and a Joe Sheerin goal put Four Masters eight points up with a couple of minutes to go. An excellent goal from Sean Taylor brough Aodh Ruadh to within five points, with Four Masters holding out to win on a scoreline of 3-13 to 3-08. Best performers on the night were Joe Sheerin, Ronan Mc Hugh, and Bryan Fegan for Four Masters; with Dylan Gallagher, Shane Dorrian and Sean Taylor performing well for Aodh Ruadh.  Four Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 39. There were two €50 winners. Martin Higgans, Clogher, Barnesmore and Anne-Marie and Seamus Sheeran, Mountcharles. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 8, 19. Next weeks jackpot is now standing at €1400. Next draw will be Monday 15th April. Table Quiz: The Four Masters GAA Club are hosting a table quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 Friday 12th April at 9pm in aid of our underage, football, hurling, Camogie teams. Bord na nÓg carry out a tremendous amout of work for the children of the area. Huge numbers of children are participating on a weekly basis in team sports and activites. Please come along and support the Club at this fun evening. A quiz is always a bit of craic and sure its a very cheap night out and all the money is going to a good cause. Entry Fee is €5 per person. For a table of four €20 payable on the night. Please come and support.  Grant for Gaeltacht: CLG Dhun na nGall are awarding four grants of €300 to Donegal GAA Club members who complete Gaeltacht Summer courses in 2013. Any Four Masters GAA Club member who is attending the Gaeltacht this summer and wishes to enter this draw, please contact Club Secretary, Deborah Dunnion on 087 9860192, no later than 30thApril. County draw will take place in May. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 8th, 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:Four Masters GAA club noteslast_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Starts League Play At Loyola Saturday Night

first_img CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team starts its Missouri Valley Conference schedule Saturday, Sept. 22 at Loyola. First kick with the Ramblers is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.Drake (4-3-0) heads into league play with momentum after winning yet another road game against a ranked opponent, their third win against a ranked team this season. The overtime winner over Tulsa, the first this season for the Bulldogs, came courtesy of Cole Poppen’s (Ankeny, Iowa) penalty kick in the third minute of overtime.Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) also added a goal in the 2-1 win, his first goal of the season. Drake has distributed the scoring as eight players have scored for the Bulldogs, including a four-player tie for the team lead in goals scored with two. Among the four players with a pair of goals is Poppen, who also adds five assists for a total of nine points which is tops for the team. Also at two goals is Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) who has done so on only three shots to post a shooting percentage of .667.Loyola (3-3-0) is 2-1 in their last three games with back-to-back wins over SIUE and DePaul, and its lone loss a narrow 1-0 overtime decision to Northwestern. The Ramblers lost earlier this year to Western Michigan by a score of 2-0, one of the two common opponents between the Ramblers and the Bulldogs. The other being DePaul, who narrowly edged Drake, 2-1, in overtime. Drake leads the all-time series, 7-4-3, and the teams battled to a scoreless draw last season in Des Moines, Iowa.After Saturday’s game, Drake returns home to theCownie Soccer Complex to take on Western Illinois Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and Central Arkansas Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. for Alumni/Faculty Appreciation Night. ESPN3 Story Links Live Stats Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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DANIEL PLEADS WITH FANS TO BACK TRAGIC DONAL’S CANCER CAMPAIGN

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has thrown his weight behind tragic cancer teenager Donal Walsh’s foundation.The Donegal singer has urged his thousands of fans to download the late Kerry teenager’s song in a bid to battle cancer.This is his message to fans: “Don’t leave behind a broken heart” is a song that has been dedicated to the late Donal Walsh an amazing young man from Co Kerry who sadly lost his battle to cancer in May 2013.For more of the wonderful legacy that he has left behind check out the website donalwalshlivelife.org/To download this song and to support the charity Live Life please go to https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/dont-leave-behind-broken-heart/id784761908 DANIEL PLEADS WITH FANS TO BACK TRAGIC DONAL’S CANCER CAMPAIGN was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 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:appealcancerdaniel o’donnellDonal Walshlast_img read more

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DEMOLITION BEGINS ON FAMOUS DONEGAL SWEET FACTORY

first_imgScaffolding has been erected at the Oatfield factory to remove parts of the building before demolition. Pic by Donegal Daily.Preparations are now being made to demolish Letterkenny’s iconic Oatfield Sweet Factory building in the comings days.Workers have erected scaffolding and some of the internal building has been removed.It is expected that the site will be razed to the ground in the next two weeks. The demolition, ordered by its owner Zopitar Ltd, was due to take place in early January but was put back.The Oatfields sweet factory will disappear soon.Although there had been speculation that a supermarket was to be built on the site, it is understood the area will be cleared and then put up for sale.The famous brand of sweets which included many varieties including Emerald and Orange Chocolates are still being produced in England.At the height of its production, Oatfield employed 85 people.  DEMOLITION BEGINS ON FAMOUS DONEGAL SWEET FACTORY was last modified: February 13th, 2014 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:demolitionOatfields sweet factorylast_img read more

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ELIMINATED (DONEGAL): PATRICIA McCAFFERTY

first_imgPATRICIA McCAFFERTY (Ind) has been eliminated in Donegal EA.64 per cent turn-out – quota is 1,984 – no-one elected first countKennedy, Niamh (Ind) 1738 McEniff, Sean (FF) 1642Conaghan, Tom (Ind) 1580Campbell, John (Ind) 1219Byrne, Brendan (FF) 1096 Jordan, Noel Andrew (SF) 1088O’Neill, Barry (FG) 1062McMahon, Michael (SF) 970Boyle, John (FG) 887McNulty, John (FG) 816 Naughton, Michéal (FF) 590Kennedy, Jonathan (Ind) 376McNulty, Joseph (Ind) 356Mulhern, Bernie (Ind) 225 McManus, Lawrence (Ind) 209McCafferty, Patricia (Ind) 27 eliminatedELIMINATED (DONEGAL): PATRICIA McCAFFERTY was last modified: May 25th, 2014 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:eliminatedPatricia McCaffertylast_img read more