Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this July 19, 2015 photo, NBA player Rasual Butler (left) and singer Leah LaBelle (right) attend The Players’ Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for BET/AFP)LOS ANGELES — Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles.The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the 38-year-old Butler and 31-year-old Leah LaBelle Vladowski were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies are pending, as of this posting.Butler was drafted in 2002 by the Miami Heat and played for a total of eight NBA teams including the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.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 folkButler’s wife was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. She placed 12th on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004.            /kga OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska whips Phoenix five LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Video: Rio Ferdinand boots Neighbours star in a Liverpool shirt into orbit!

first_img1 Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand ate all the chips What do you get if you cross Rio Ferdinand with Dr Karl Kennedy from Neighbours in a Liverpool shirt?Well, you get this very humorous video from our mates at Comedy Central.While Rio is trying to convince us his new book should be added to the National Curriculum, Dr Karl is more interested in serenading the QPR defender with a lively rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.Unsurpisingly, however, the former Manchester United star is not impressed… For more videos likes this, check out comedycentral.co.uklast_img

Riyad Mahrez’s knock against Bayern Munich is not as bad as first feared

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST MANCHESTER CITY NEWS silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars targets Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Mahrez was left in a heap after Chris Richards tackled him Riyad Mahrez is in contention to feature in Manchester City’s Community Shield final with Chelsea on Sunday despite suffering an ankle injury against Bayern Munich last weekend.The Algerian was forced off in the first-half of Sunday’s 3-2 win in Miami over the Bundesliga champions. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January possible standings 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED whoops However, City said in a statement that Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week.“A scan has revealed no significant damage,” said City.Mahrez, who signed for £60million from Leicester this summer, could therefore play in the Premier League curtain-raiser against the Blues, a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 3pm on Sunday. smart causal last_img read more

Deeney can’t understand why Welbeck gets picked ahead of him for England

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Deeney is left wondering why Southgate still picks Welbeck Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Troy Deeney has questioned Gareth Southgate’s England squad selection for their recent games against Spain and Switzerland.The Watford frontman has been in fine form this season as the Hornets sit fourth in the Premier League table with four wins from their opening five games. Deeney led Watford to a brilliant comeback victory over Tottenham earlier this month Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 4 smart causal Watford boss Javi Gracia has set strict nutritional plans for all of the players which has helped the striker.Deeney also appears to be happier and enjoying football under Gracia’s guidance and opened up on recent struggles with his mental health.He said: “Everyone’s got issues. There’s a stigma in football that you earn a certain amount of money, how dare you have issues.“It’s perceived that money can take care of anything but in my experience it makes everything 15 times harder because you can’t act ‘normal’ and you’re not allowed to be vulnerable or weak but we all are. “If you look at a Danny Ings, Glenn Murray, Callum Wilson, we would probably all be arguing ‘well what do I need to be in the team?’ Because no offence to Danny Welbeck, I’ve got a lot of time for Danny Welbeck, but he’s not playing and he’s still being picked, so is it a case that’s just the team?”Deeney, 30, is now focusing on carrying on his good form for his club after coming into the new season a lot fitter after working on his health during the summer.“I got up on my 30th birthday and went to the bathroom and looked into the mirror and thought ‘ooft, is this what it has come to? It was the first time I’d looked at my body and I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing.“This season I’ve been written off and people have called me fat so I’ve thought I’ll show you. I just need to be motivated and stimulated mentally. I know I can do anything if I put my mind to it.” Deeney opened up on his battles with his mental health following the losses of his father and grandfather 4 REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “It’s gone from grieving, where I lost my dad and my grandad within 18 months trying to learn how to grieve how to let people back in, obviously when I went to jail I closed up really quickly.“I always break it down I am three different people. I’m Troy Deeney the footballer, I’m daddy who the kids get to see and I’m Troy which a few of my mates get to see. I’m genuinely a big softie, I put this front on, and I’m just a laid back fool really.“I’ve got a psychologist now, I still see him twice a week, it’s gone from lifestyle to sports management, how to get me into that zone.”He is hoping the club can build on their early success this season and is targeting a top ten finish for Watford.Deeney added: “Top 10 is definitely achievable, we need to look at being best of the rest, and between seventh and 10th would be unbelievable.”center_img 4 Deeney has become a fan favourite at Vicarage Road 4 Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware REVEALED huge blow possible standings no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining There have been suggestions Deeney should receive his first Three Lions call-up especially after Jamie Vardy announced his international retirement in August.Deeney said: “I respected his [Southgate’s] decision, I can’t say I was overjoyed not to be in it, I’m one of those that believe you have to earn it, I don’t think four games is anywhere near enough to say I should be in the England team.”When asked about Southgate’s reasoning behind his squad selection, Deeney was typically open and honest.He added: “I think his response was interesting, that he’s good enough for Watford but not for us, that message comes across that anyone who plays for a lesser team that doesn’t plays a certain style of football isn’t going to be good enough for England.last_img read more

VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER TO JAMES REILLY ON CLOSURE OF GYNAE WARD

first_imgBETTY Holmes is well-known throughout Co Donegal for her passionate defence of health services.As a member of Donegal Action on Cancer Care she has been outspoken on recent cutbacks.Now the closure of the gynaecology ward at Letterkenny General – and the moving of services to the new medical wing – has provoked protests. Here is her open letter to the Minister for Health and the boss of the HSE. Dear Minister for Health James Reilly, The Irish Government & Mr Tony O’ Brien Director General Designate HSEThe moving of the Gynae Ward at Letterkenny General Hospital in order to facilaite the moving to the new medical unit without additional funding, is not in the best health care interests of the female patients. It is your responsibilty to provide the funding & staffing necessary to meet the health care needs of the people of Donegal. I understand cuts have to be made where appropriate.I fully understand that management at the hospital are all under major pressure due to the hospital annual budget cuts & the recruitment embargo at LGH plus the added pressure of the new medical unit with no additional money to open it, which is crazy.Patient health care needs cannot be put before the Government, Dept of Health- Minister Reilly & The HSE requirements allow you to cut LGH’S hospital budgets which leaves them with no choice in this matter.But moving & changing the Gynae Ward from it’s present form really is a step to far!There are some wards/ situations that are really not open for discussion such is there level of best practice quality care requirement & sensitivity and the needs of women who receive their medical care in the Gynae Ward is one of those. So many key & vital medical & health care services are provided for Donegal women within that unit in it’s present structure.It would never happen that the Maternity Ward, Childrens Ward, etc be put along with others, the same applies to Gynae- this is due to the best practice quality care needs of the patients which are presently met in the Gynae Ward. Advertisement Among many other health care issues at the Gynae Ward I have seriuos concerns as how the loss of the Gynae Ward in it’s present form will impact on women who are having surgery for breast, ovarian, cervical and other female cancers who are provided with appropriate high quality care in Gynae to recuperate in a female only environment.Women with the above named cancers cannot be made more vulnerable by being having their recovery impacted on. Dept of Health budgets now versus best practice quality health care at our local hospital.This really is a step too far this time!Betty HolmesVIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER TO JAMES REILLY ON CLOSURE OF GYNAE WARD was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER TO JAMES REILLY ON CLOSURE OF GYNAE WARDlast_img read more

INNOVATIVE NEW PROJECT HOPING TO TACKLE CHILDHOOD OBESITY LAUNCHED IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgMotivate Educate and Exercise Together (MEET) project aims to tackle childhood obesity through the provision of community based family centred programmes in Donegal. The MEET project is FREE and has 2 programmes focusing on well being, nutrition and physical activity.By engaging in “Healthy Lifestyles” (Prevention) and “Making a Difference” (Management) programmes we target families seeking to encourage healthy life choices through positive lifestyle changes within the family. Prevention (Healthy Lifestyles) course is 8 weeks in duration for families with children between 0-5 years.Management (Making a Difference) course is 12 weeks in duration for families with children between 6-12 years.Provided FREE of charge included in the MEET project are “Cooking classes, Exercise Classes, and fun family centred event days”We are actively recruiting for this project, for more information or if you would like to get involved in the MEET project, contact the MEET Project Coordinator, Donnacha Gallagher, on Mob: IRL 0892337257, Landline: 0749123078 and e-mail lyfsmeet@gmail.com  INNOVATIVE NEW PROJECT HOPING TO TACKLE CHILDHOOD OBESITY LAUNCHED IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Childhood obesityhealthInnovative ProjectMEETnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Being well-rounded can make you a square

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It is a widely believed myth among the various college-bound youths of America that colleges only accept the most well-rounded students possible.In other words, that they want those prodigious young scholars who join every club, play on every team and dance in every drama production, reigning as leaders and team captains, full of enthusiasm and confidence.And many eager college applicants try to do just that.They join every extracurricular activity possible, despite a lack of interest in the subject – proving once and for all that many students will do just about anything to get into college.Yet, there comes a time when you must ask yourself, “Is being the soccer captain, chess Master, news editor, head hallway monitor, sorority president, chief junior janitor and swim captain really worth all my time and energy, especially when I really want to major in Slavic languages and literature?”It’s a tough call. Personally, I’ve come to find that being well-rounded comes at the cost of losing sight of what you are really passionate about.Students deny themselves the indulgence of their prime interests in order to fulfill obligations with the “Whatever-You-Name-It” club.Well, I’m tired of trying to be well-rounded.Really, I think I’d like to pick a different shape. Maybe a square – pick four points and just keep expanding out in four different directions from there.A triangle might be cool. Start with a base and work toward a point.It’s not like a circle is somehow better than any other shape. Because students, like shapes, extend in all sorts of odd angles. Thus, we create unique individuals.We become various shapes, extending farther in certain points of passion and growing narrow in unexplored areas.For us odd-shaped students, it has become time to kill the myth that we must take part in every school activity to become good college material.Because in truth, what colleges look for is character. The trick is just to find a niche and love it as your own. Tina Rinaldi, 17, is a senior at Whittier High School. She plans to attend college and major in English, and receive a master’s degree in library science.last_img read more

DONEGAL COUNCILLOR ADMITS MAKING DOUBLE EXPENSES CLAIMS

first_imgA DONEGAL County Councillor has admitted making double expenses claims and could face being banned from holding public office.Former Fine Gael councillor Padraig Doherty, from Gaoth Dobhair was accused of making the bogus claims at a Standards In Public Office Commission hearing.It will will issue a ruling on the allegations within weeks. The 70-year-old politician faces nine counts of breaches of statutory standards required of public representatives.He is accused of claiming mileage and subsistence costs from Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta for the one conference in Dungarvan in March 2007.Mr Doherty was also accused of making overlapping claims for another conference and a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta that took place at separate locations in November 2008.Councillor Doherty had repaid any money claimed on the double to Donegal County Council a year prior to a complaint being made to SIPO.Counsel for Pádraig Doherty, Richard Lyons said his client accepts the alleged contraventions against him and that there was no financial loss to either public body and Mr Doherty maintains he made inadvertant errors and mixed up his dates relating to the expenses claims.DONEGAL COUNCILLOR ADMITS MAKING DOUBLE EXPENSES CLAIMS was last modified: May 12th, 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:CouncillorexpensesPadraig Dohertylast_img read more

EMIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD SET TO RETURN HOME FOR LETTERKENNY REUNION

first_imgAs emigrants the world over return for the Letterkenny Reunion, which starts this weekend, the chairman of Donegal County Council Ciaran Brogan, has spoken of the “significant boost” the event brings to the local economy. “Since it started back in 1991, the Reunion has brought literally thousands of emigrants back to their home town and this has, in turn, helped provide increasing amounts of revenue for local hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, shops, restaurants and bars.“We owe a serious debt of gratitude to the organisers who put a programme together every three years and invite all those people to come back and help provide such a significant boost to the economy. “It presents an opportunity for all those who are away to return at a given time and meet up again.“And there’s the added factor that because Letterkenny has got so big and spread out, the locals hardly get to meet each other from year to year and this gives them an opportunity as well to catch up.”Pointing out that the Reunion reached out to all corners of the globe, the County Mayor referred to the trips organised by the local committee which brought townspeople to various ports abroad including the United States, Scotland and England.“This in a way is a reverse of what will be happening over the coming week and helps to maintain that very important link between those at home and those overseas. “I can remember being on one of those trips to London about fourteen years ago and the huge attendances that turned up in the Grosvenor Rooms for one of the functions.“There were so many there and the staff were so overwhelmed that Charlie Fox, Con McDaid and myself had to go behind the bar to help out.“Those trips give you a chance to meet with the emigrants on their adopted soil and I remember catching up at the time with the likes of Teresa Gallagher, who has done so much for the Irish in London, and with Anthony Devine,” said Cllr. Brogan.The 2015 Letterkenny Reunion will unofficially get underway this Saturday night with a special function in the Station House Hotel featuring the return of the Marine Showband to the stage and run in conjunction with the Coravaddy School Reunion and the Letterkenny Memories get together.Officially the Reunion is launched with the mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on Sunday at 6.30.p.m. followed by the opening reception in the Clanree Hotel. “The mass is a very special part of it because that’s when most of the returning emigrants and locals meet with each other for the first time for God knows how long,” said the Mayor who confirmed he would be putting his name down for inclusion in the G.A.A. celebrity match which takes place on Tuesday evening at 7.p.m. at O’Donnell Park.Other highlights during a week of many include the Re-Enactment of the Fair Day on Bank Holiday Monday at Lower Main Street – complete with train service! – and the Cultural Afternoon on Tuesday at the Regional Cultural Centre.“Every one of the events brings with them a chance for the sharing of stories from days gone by and the recollections of school days and social events from the past.“On behalf of the people of the town and those coming back for it, I congratulate the Reunion committee for making it all happen,” said the County Mayor. EMIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD SET TO RETURN HOME FOR LETTERKENNY REUNION was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 wins ‘Showstopper’ award at Goodwood

first_imgMaking its global dynamic debut among the most powerful and extreme performance cars in the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 claimed the hotly-contested Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy – just four days after the car was officially unveiled.As the only four-door car in the Michelin Supercar Run, the Jaguar faced formidable competition in the 50-car paddock, but voters in an online poll hosted by Michelin UK singled-out Project 8 as one of the six most popular cars of the weekend, qualifying it for the overall Showstopper final on Sunday afternoon.This shortlist of six cars was judged live on stage by a panel of motoring experts, headed by Michelin Supercar Paddock presenter and former BTCC Champion, Tim Harvey. Joining him were British automotive journalist and broadcaster, Jon Quirk, American drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr, Supercars of London channel star Paul Wallace, Seen Thru Glass channel star Sam Fane, and London-based custom car aficionado Jason Pelosi.Chief Judge, Tim Harvey, said: “Jaguar’s Project 8 really took everyone by surprise at the Festival this weekend. Not only was it the car’s world debut – but the sheer extremes of the car, and the way it’s pushed the boundaries in every single way, made it an absolute stand out in the Michelin Supercar Paddock.”This shone through in the online vote, and when it came to our judging panel, we were all pretty quickly won over by the Jaguar as a true star of the short-listed six. It really does it for me as a former touring car racer, and the car’s uncompromising looks and performance secured the rest. Congratulations Jaguar.”advertisementJohn Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, said:”We are absolutely delighted to receive the Showstopper award for Jaguar XE SV Project 8 on its world dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and to see the fantastic reaction it’s had from car enthusiasts.”With spectacular looks, supercar performance, and a soundtrack to match, Project 8 was always intended to turn heads on and off track.”The second Collector’s Edition by SVO, following the successful F-TYPE Project 7 of 2014, Project 8 is a road-legal hand-built four-door sedan with an extraordinary combination of V8 power, dynamic agility and All-Wheel Drive traction.Project 8 exclusively features the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain. The 600PS power unit, which has a Titanium Variable Active Exhaust, is complemented by Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics and carbon fibre panels to deliver a 200mph top speed and 0-60mph in 3.3sec, making Project 8 the fastest accelerating Jaguar yet.To ensure exclusivity, no more than 300 examples of Project 8 will be hand-built at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, priced from 149,995 pounds in the UK.Building on the award-winning lightweight aluminium Jaguar XE compact sedan, Project 8 features a number of purposeful modifications that are fundamental to the performance of the most track-focused car SVO has ever produced, including height-adjustable suspension, the first application of Jaguar’s ultimate new Carbon Ceramic Braking system, and an industry-first use of F1-style silicon nitride ceramic wheel bearings on a road car.The high-performance theme continues inside, with subtle applications of Gloss Carbon Fibre trim as well as Alcantara, on the rim of the Project 8 Sport Steering Wheel, instrument binnacle and door cards. The eight-speed Quickshift transmission can either be operated by aluminium paddle shifters behind the steering wheel or by a central Pistolshift lever.Project 8 is available with four seats or an optional two-seat Track Pack. It’s also the first Jaguar to feature a dedicated Track Mode, which tailors driveline and stability control systems for circuit use, and sharpens both throttle and steering responses for ultimate precision and driver feedback.Also Read:Jaguar reveals XE SV Project 8 sedan, its most extreme road car everAlso Read: Jaguar introduces new petrol engine for XE, XF and F-PACElast_img read more