Clipping? LeBron takes on Alabama football over barber show

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) laughs after being called for a foul against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CLEVELAND — LeBron James believes Alabama’s football program is offside.James contends the Crimson Tide has lifted “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on “Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with business partner Maverick Carter.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims A school spokeswoman told the AP that Alabama is “in the midst of reviewing this matter, which just came to our attention this morning.”Although James is a huge Ohio State fan, he has attended Alabama games in the past. And every year Alabama has won the national championship since 2010, James has captured an NBA title. It happened in 2012 and 2013 when James played in Miami, and again in 2016 when he guided the Cavaliers to a title, the first for any Cleveland major sports team since 1964.Alabama won its fifth title under Saban in January.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Last year, “Uninterrupted” aired “The Shop” a forum where James, Golden State forward Draymond Green, retired player Charles Oakley and others have conversations while getting their hair cut in a barber shop.Alabama recently released a trailer on Twitter for “Shop Talk” that shows Tide coach Nick Saban and former Alabama star wide receiver Julio Jones in a barber-shop setting. The video says the first episode is “coming soon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn Monday, “Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama, citing “exploitation” and concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property.In the letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press, Josh Tarnow, the head of business and legal affairs for “Uninterrupted”, tells Alabama he would prefer not getting into a “battle of legal letters” with the school and asks for a copy of the first “Shop Talk” episode to be sent for a review. Tarnow hopes the sides can “address Uninterrupted’s concerns amicably.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil New Australia coach reflects on USA Gymnastics abuse scandal View commentslast_img read more

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Former Fort St. John resident wins bull riding title at Lee Park Rodeo

first_imgGardner has now won bull riding titles on back to back weekends, and hopes to make it three straight come his next rodeo.The next rodeo Gardner is competing in is the 58th Annual Innisfail Rodeo this Saturday LEE PARK, AB – A former Fort St. John resident won the bull riding title at the Lee Park Rodeo this past weekend.Jacob Gardner, who now lives in Dawson Creek, scored 82.5 out of a possible 100 points to claim the title.Gardner explained that he knew he had a chance to win the title as he was riding a good bull.- Advertisement -“I knew I had a good bull, and I knew if I could ride him I’d place good, but I didn’t know if I was gonna win or not.” said Gardner, “One of my buddies rode him a few weeks earlier for 85 points, so I called him and he told me he’s a good one and I think you could ride him. I knew I had a good shot but I wasn’t sure what my score was going to be.”Gardner also competed in the steer wrestling where he didn’t have the same success as bull riding. He explained that though the steer wrestling didn’t go as he hoped, he still had a good weekend.“I was pretty happy about it, I mean its rodeo, it can be hard and its hard to be consistent at everything. When you do good you have to take it as a real positive, move on, and get after it again.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Flyers beat Spirit River

first_imgSpirit River travelled to Fort St. John Saturday for a game against the Senior Flyers.With Ryan Bjorklund in net, the Flyers came away with a 2-0 win over the Rangers.Matt Shuya and Paul Wiens scored the lone goals for the Flyers.- Advertisement -The Flyers will now get ready for the their next game on game on Saturday Dec. 4 in Grande Prairie. The next home game for the Flyers will happen on Saturday Dec. 11 against Dawson Creek.At that game fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear for their annual Teddy Bear Toss. Make sure to leave the teddy bear in a plastic bag.last_img read more

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Preserve the Crown City with Pasadena Heritage

first_imgSeveral public educational programs are offered each year; there are Old Pasadena walking tours, custom bus tours, and the Spring Home Tour. The Craftsman Weekend, which is over three days in October, focuses on the American Arts and Crafts Movment and how it affected Pasadena. The organization has nominated more than 200 buildings to the National Register of Historic Places. Plus, there is an Oral History Project where the personal memories of long-time residents are recorded, transcribed, and published. The purpose of these histories is to document the evolving and ever fluid character and landscape of the city over the passing years. Pasadena Heritage maintains a “most endangered list,” where pressing community concerns are listed and work is monitored. A list of volunteer opportunities include tour docent, hospitality, event planning, working information tables, visit host, and general office help. There are jobs for outgoing and friendly people or for people who like to work behind the scenes. Event volunteers work special occasions such as home tours and the Colorado Street Bridge gala. (This year’s fundraiser takes place July 14; approximately 350 volunteers are needed.) A steering committee for the popular Craftsman Weekend forms around the end of each year. Volunteers help with the planning and organizing of exhibits, workshops, and publicity. Home tour volunteers serve as docents and hosts and work a 2 1/2- hour shift in either a speaking or non-speaking role. Some docents lead small groups on tours through the Old Pasadena Historic District on the first Saturday of each month, providing a 2 1/2- hour walking tour or conducting bus tours or Pasadena’s architectural treasures. Training is provided. Those with office skills of any level are needed to help with telephones, mailings, database entry and other administrative tasks; flexible hours and times are available. Call Mia King at (626)441-6333, Ext. 11. Past volunteer opportunities: the Civic Center Big Brothers Big Sisters: bbbs.org or (888) 412- 2447. Descanso Gardens: Tali Arnold, (818) 949-7978 or www.descansogardens.org. Dress for Success: call Janet Lavender, (213) 629-3537 or losangeles@dressforsuccess.org. El Centro de Accion Social: Randy Ertll, (626)792-3148, Ext. 2 ,or www.ElCentroPasadena.org. Guide Dogs of America: call Kim, (818) 362-5834. 13445 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar. www.guidedogsofamerica.org. Homestead Museum: Steve Dugan (626) 968-8492, Ext. 222. 15415 E. Don Julian Road, Industry. info@homesteadmuseum.org. L. A. County Fair: Wendy Talarico at (909) 865-4263 Pasadena Museum of History: Diane Siegel, (626)577-1660, Ext. 20. www.pasadenahistory.org. Petersen Automotive Museum: Clayton at (323)964-6358. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. www.petersen.org. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: call Katie Cowan, (800) 732-8398, Upland. S.S. Lane Victory, (310)519-9545 or www.lanevictory.org. Sierra Madre Playhouse: call Bob Hakman, (626)836-8543. Stitches from the Heart: call Kathy Silverton, (866) 472-6903 or StitchFromHeart@aol.com. VITAS: Kissten O’Brien, (626) 974-2073. 598 S. Grand Ave., Covina. YWCA-Wings: call Amanda Turek at (626) 338-3123 or volunteer@ywcasgv.org. Send information about your organization to linda.gold@sgvn.com, (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2252; or fax to (626) 856-2758.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pasadena Heritage has been helping to preserve Pasadena history for 30 years. It is one of the oldest and largest historic preservation groups in California. Its mission is “to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories.” Successes include saving and revitalizing the formerly derelict Old Pasadena downtown area, the Colorado Street Bridge, and . It also works regularly to protect and enhance individual properties and historic neighborhoods. last_img read more

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Mark Hughes: Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho ‘has the knowledge’ to turn fortunes around

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes has backed Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho to hang on to his job and guide the London club through their current problems.The sense of crisis surrounding the Blues deepened with Saturday’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League loss at West Ham, which saw Mourinho sent to the stands and left the defending champions 15th in the table.Talk has been rife of the Portuguese being not far from the sack ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Stoke in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup – another trophy Chelsea won under Mourinho last season.But Hughes said on Monday at his pre-match press conference: “It’s a period he has the knowledge and understanding to address, and he’ll turn it around.“I don’t think anyone thinks that he won’t.“I don’t anticipate they’ll be in the position they are for too much longer.“Chelsea have quality right throughout the club that will enable them to come through this moment I’m sure.“He says it himself – he’s a top manager and he’s the best manager Chelsea have ever had, so why would they change?”Prior to Saturday’s trouble, Mourinho was recently hit with a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for comments he made about referee Robert Madeley, a punishment against which he is appealing.Asked if he feels Mourinho oversteps the mark when it comes to match officials, Hughes said: “I think sometimes – and we’re all guilty of it – maybe if you’ve had a bad result you’ll try to change the focus to something that has happened in or around the game rather than it being on the result itself.“I think that is what he does – he tries to take the pressure off his players by highlighting a refereeing issue or something else in the game. It has been done by him on occasions as it has by us all.”Stoke, currently one place above Chelsea in the league, had a disappointing Saturday themselves as they saw their three-match top-flight winning run ended by a 2-0 home loss to Watford in what was Hughes’ 100th game in charge. Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

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GET DOWN TO NEWTOWN TONIGHT IF YOU THINK YOU’RE THAT SMART!

first_imgAre you really as smart as you think?That’s the question the Central Perk Relay for Life team will be asking tonight in Coyle’s Bar in Newtowncunningham.The quiz starts at 9pm and all proceeds will go to the great Relay for Life charity. See you all there. GET DOWN TO NEWTOWN TONIGHT IF YOU THINK YOU’RE THAT SMART! was last modified: May 16th, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC: MURPHY MASTERCLASS ENSURES GLENSWILLY SEE OFF SPIRITED GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgDONEGAL SFC: Michael Murphy scored 1-5 to ensure Glenswilly earned a superb win against a resilient Gaoth Dobhair side in a game played in dreadful conditions in Magheragallon. Gaoth Dobhair played with the advantage of a strong wind at their backs in the first-half but they failed to reflect their dominance on the scoreboard.Odhran Mac Niallais scored two outstanding opening points to give Gaoth Dobhair an early platform to build on. Gary McFadden hit back from a free before Mac Niallias added another for Gaoth Dobhair to put them back out in front by two.Glenswilly then levelled when McFadden scored again twice from placed balls.Mac Niallais landed a monster score and a fine score from Cian Mulligan put Gaoth Dobhair back into a two point lead as the game ticked towards half-time.Gaoth Dobhair were then hit with a body blow when referee Andrew Mullan awarded Glenswilly a penalty after a long direct ball inside wasn’t dealt with by the Gaoth Dobhair full-back line. Michael Murphy made no mistake and expertly dispatched his penalty into the bottom corner giving Joe Duffy no chance.HALF-TIME – Gaoth Dobhair 0-05 Glenswilly 1-03However, early in the second-half Gaoth Dobhair were handed a lifeline when a long ball inside was spilled and Cian Mulligan was on hand to bury the ball to the back of the net.Ciaran Bonner and Michael Murphy (2) responded quickly to restore their advantage and Glenswilly never looked back.Murphy scored two absolutely superb points to put Glenswilly three ahead with ten minutes to go. Gaoth Dobhair battled hard and introduced Michael Carroll and he looked dangerous.Mac Niallais added a free to narrow the gap but Glenswilly added another late on to ensure Glenswilly secured a crucial win.Final score – Gaoth Dobhair 1-07 Glenswilly – 1-10DONEGAL SFC: MURPHY MASTERCLASS ENSURES GLENSWILLY SEE OFF SPIRITED GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Donegal SFCGAAGaoth DobhairglenswillynewsSportlast_img read more

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THE LITTLE BIG CLASS OF 2014 IS READY TO GRADUATE!

first_imgFront row from left to right: Tyus Gibbons, Shannon Kerr, Maria Cunningham, Lauren McDevitt, Jack McLaughlin, Kyran KreevyMiddle row from left to right: Sarah Black, Kayla Singaroyan, Tate Beddy, Ben Diver , Erin Diver, Amelia Reynolds, Olivia Mulhern, Umar Abdul.Back Row from left to right: Grainne Hone, Jessica Byrne, Kristian Cinquemani, Martin Buchanan, Odhran Catherson, Ava Marie Boyce, Conor CallanNot in photo Muireann KennedPromoted postThe House of Fun in Letterkenny is holding its annual Graduation Ceremony this week.“We are very proud to see all our young Montessori students graduate. Our curriculum is wide and varied and we believe all our students are very well prepared for Big School,” said owner Ms Bernie Moran. Due to its accessible location they cater for children from Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and as far as Rathmullan.“Our young graduates will attend National Schools including Woodland NS, St Mary’s NS Ramelton, Drumhalla NS, Ballyraine NS, Illistrin NS, Drummond NS, Educate Together NS, Cashelshannaghan NS and Brownknowe NS.”The wide and varied curriculum is offered to all children under the free scheme with no hidden extras or additional costs to parents.Located near the Silver Tassie Hotel, less than 10 minutes from Letterkenny, this professional facility first opened its doors 10 years ago. Proprietor Ms Bernie Moran and her staff are committed to the provision of high quality early childhood education in a relaxed fun environment.You can visit their website on www.houseoffun.ie or check us out them Facebook. THE LITTLE BIG CLASS OF 2014 IS READY TO GRADUATE! was last modified: June 17th, 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:donegalgraduationMs Bernie MoranThe House of Funlast_img read more

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Donegal beach stripped of its Blue Flag

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known beaches has failed to hold onto its Blue Flag status for 2019, while another local marina has gained the award for the first time.Bundoran Beach was unsuccessful in achieving the excellence award this year due to water quality.The beach facing Donegal Bay, which is popular with surfers and holidaymakers, was found to have ‘Good’ water quality for 2018 based on bacteriological tests. Beaches that qualify for Blue Flags must have ‘Excellent’ standards. Bertra Strand and Golden Strand in Co Mayo also lost Blue Flags in 2019.Meanwhile, Rathmullan Marina in Co Donegal has earned its first Blue Flag this year.Rathmullan MarinaThe Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels and has operated in Ireland for over 30 years. The 80 Irish beaches and 8 marinas that have achieved this accolade in 2019 must adhere to specific criteria related to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and site management.  Donegal’s Blue Flag beaches for 2019 are: Carrickfinn, Culdaff, Downings, Fintra, Killahoey, Magherawarden (Portsalon) , Marble Hill, Murvagh, Portnoo/Narin, Rossnowlagh and Stroove.The Blue Flag Marinas are: Greencastle and RathmullanSixty two Irish beaches were awarded Green Coast Awards today for their clean environment, excellent water quality and natural beauty.The Donegal Green Coast Beaches for 2019 are: Magheroarty, Drumnatinney, Dooey and BallyheirnanDonegal beach stripped of its Blue Flag was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 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:blue flag 2019bundoranRathmullan Marinalast_img read more

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Worm Genes Show Non-Evolutionary Pattern

first_imgBiologists at New York University compared genes of roundworms to look for evidence of evolutionary ancestry.  What they found was not what they expected.  They found more genetic variation between outwardly-similar worms than between mice and men.  Their results were published online in PNAS June 7.1    The roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans is a model lab organism for genetic studies.  Kiontke et al. compared it with 7 other worms of the same genus and four other related species.  They first devised a family tree of the worms, based on commonly-accepted phylogenetic techniques.  Despite the fact that only subtle morphological differences exist between most of the species, they found major differences in intron counts (with intron loss apparently much more frequent than intron gain).  They also deduced that a specialized form of hermaphroditism (ability to self-fertilize) evolved separately in two species, C. elegans and C. briggsae, by convergent evolution.  Summarizing all the differences they found, they stated with obvious surprise that “despite the lack of marked morphological diversity, more genetic disparity is present within this one genus than has occurred within all vertebrates.”    The amount of genetic diversity between these worms is all the more surprising considering the impact one change can sometimes have.  In another paper published in PNAS the same day,2 a team of scientists studied a genetic disease called progeria that makes children die of old age at 13.  The disease is caused by a single point mutation in one spot, the lamin A gene, that is important in maintaining the structure of the nucleus.    Why the worms show so much genetic diversity despite little outward visible difference was puzzling to the biologists.  They postulated it might be due to stabilizing selection (influences that, despite genetic changes, produce results analogous to treading water or running in place).  Alternatively, “developmental constraints may limit the ‘evolvability’ of Caenorhabditis,” they suggested.  Or maybe the worms’ molecular clock ticks at much higher rates than in higher organisms, although they dispute the idea.    They leave it as an unsolved puzzle how similar-looking worms could show more genetic diversity than vertebrates (including mice, rats, hamsters, zebrafish and humans).  “It had been noted previously that the genetic distance between humans and chimpanzees seemed too small to account for their substantial organismal differences.  However,” they observe, “the situation is strikingly reversed in Caenorhabditis.”1Kiontke et al., “Caenorhabditis phylogeny predicts convergence of hermaphroditism and extensive intron loss,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0403094101, published online before print June 7, 2004.2Goldman et al., “Accumulation of mutant lamin A causes progressive changes in nuclear architecture in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0402943101, published online before print June 7, 2004.Molecular phylogenetics is not providing the evidence of common ancestry for which evolutionists had hoped.  Since it looks like an exercise in futility, can we move on to better things now? (see yesterday’s headline, for instance.)(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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