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Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special


first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Johnson and Thomas were close friends in the 1980s but hit road blocks which tore them apart farther from each other.Johnson’s Lakers had a fierce rivalry with Thomas’ Detroit Pistons in the tailend of the decade, as the two teams met thrice in the NBA Finals.“When we got to the (1988 NBA) Finals, our relationship became very different. It was ok for us to be friends when we weren’t competing with the Lakers, but when we started competing with the Lakers, our friendship changed. I remember my son was born in ’88 during the NBA Finals and Magic wouldn’t even come to the hospital,” said Thomas in a previous interview with Sports Illustrated.Tensions continued to heat up when Thomas allegedly questioned Johnson’s sexuality, something which the latter expounded on the Jackie MacMullan book When the Game Was Ours. That led to Thomas being left out of the star-studded “Dream Team” which competed and won the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.“Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics,” wrote Johnson on the book. “Nobody on that team wanted to play with him. I’m sad for Isiah. He has alienated so many people in his life, and he still doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand why he wasn’t chosen for that Olympic team and that’s really too bad. You should be aware when you’ve ticked off more than half of the NBA.”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 Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak Thomas admitted that he felt “blindsided” by those comments in a previous report by Sports Illustrated.Despite the rift, Thomas kept Johnson in his heart and even went out of his way to persuade the players to let Johnson, who retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV, to be included in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.“They weren’t going to let Magic play in the All-Star Game,” he bared in the same Sports Illustrated article. “All the players were coming out (against him). You know how that all got turned around? I had a meeting with all of the players— because I was president of the players’ association—and I told them not only was he going to play, but we were going to shake his hand and give him a hug. And I was the first to shake his hand and hug him and give him a kiss, to let people know that’s not how the virus is spread.”Johnson and Thomas may have long been retired, but they have not left the game they love for good.Johnson is the current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, while Thomas is currently serving as an analyst for NBA TV.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas made amends and embraced on a special Players Only Monthy NBA TV special. Screenshot from NBA TV Twitter account.Time heals all wounds, and for NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, years of separation came to an end Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) when the two reconciled in an emotional Players Only Monthly special on NBA TV.“This has been a tremendous day,” said Johnson. “My wife, my mother, my father have been saying y’all need to get back together. So when everybody called, I said no question we’re going to do this. And just to sit across from you and relive those moments of fun, excellence, working hard, dreaming big.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson ”You are my brother. Let me apologize to you if I hurt you—that we haven’t been together. God is good to bring us back together,” he said as the two shared an embrace, mending the fences on what was once a blooming friendship.“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8FEATURED 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 folk— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


Gender bias still evident in workplaces – Lawrence


first_imgThe importance of Occupational Safety and Health in the workplace was the highlight as the Linden Electricity Company Inc (LECI) and the Linmine Secretariat hosted the annual workshop at the Watooka Complex at Mackenzie, Linden on Thursday.For Occupational Safety and Health Month with theme ‘Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge’, the workshop saw workers from various organisations, including the LECI, Linmine Secretariat, Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) participating.During the feature address, Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence highlighted various issues affecting employees in the general workplace. The minister alluded to the need for much more to be done in the 21st century in eliminating these issues, which lead to negative impacts on individuals as well as work output.“We are cognizant of the challenges that are presented on a daily basis in our working environment. Our work force is exposed to conditions and hazards which may be biologically, chemical, environmental… and for which safeguard and preventative measures must be in place…”, she stated.In examining some causes of workplace stress, Lawrence said while each workplace is unique, there are various commonalities, as she pointed to the fact that each workplace there are people from different backgrounds who share a particular space. She said it is important that there are mechanisms in place to address the emotional needs and issues, in realising that different individuals will bring certain differences to the working environment.In the absence of such mechanisms, she noted that this may lead to workers becoming risk factors to their environments. Issues such as gender bias are cause for concern since more women are entering the workforce. Not only is it a concern for women, but she related that both men and women are affected. “The gender bias in some work places are so ripe that it interferes with the smooth running of the company or institution,” the minister noted.Furthermore, she indicated that too many have fallen prey to this scourge and are forced to quit or suffer in silence, noting that the prevalence of sexual harassment needs to be addressed. Minister Lawrence said relevant policies and Legislation need to be put in place so that complainants can make reports and perpetrators penalised accordingly.Single-parent related issues, the minister mentioned, can also lead to stress in the working environment, as she painted various scenarios. Noting that coping with on-the-job demands and family life may become hectic, the minister said we cannot turn a blind eye to the challenges faced by single-parents. As such, she noted that heightened awareness through workshops and other means is necessary, since all must be involved to ensure workplace stress is kept at a minimum. In her presentation, Dr Green-Braithwhaite engaged the attendees on types of stress, factors which may lead to it, its effects, including physical and mental, as well as how it can be dealt with.During an interactive session, attendees were also involved in sharing issues affecting them at the workplace. A number of employees were also awarded tokens of appreciation for years of hard work and dedication to promoting workplace health and safety.last_img read more


State Witness ‘Had Affair with NPA Comptroller’


first_imgDeneah Martin Flomo, the wreck engineer at the center of the National Port Authority (NPA) US$837,950 case, last Friday in his testimony, alleged that he had an extra marital affair with Christiana Kpabar Paelay, then comptroller at the NPA.Flomo, whose charges were dropped in exchange of his testimony, told the Criminal Court ‘C’ that it was because of his relationship with Paelay that he did not ask for receipt for payment made to him as a wreck engineer to remove sinking vessels from the Greenville Port in Sinoe County, and also to provide security consultancy to port security.He made the assertion while answering a question from the defense, who wanted to know whether he obtained receipt from payments he alleged were made to him by the NPA management for the contracts.“I did not ask for receipt, because I was coerced by the Comptroller of the NPA, Madam Christiana Kpabar Paelay, after she told me that we should have an affair.” Flomo’s response was welcomed with laughter from lawyers, the defendants and spectators in the courtroom.“So there was no receipt from the transaction because of our affairs,” Flomo added.According to him, defendant Paelay and Madam Matilda Parker, former managing director, only contracted him to supply stationery to the NPA, where he alleged that the managing director prepared several checks in his name, which he en-cashed at the Vai Town branch of Ecobank and subsequently gave the money to defendant Paelay. “There were almost 12 withdrawal checks prepared in my name that were signed by both Paelay and Parker, which I encashed and gave them back to Paelay,” the prosecutor’s key witness claimed, adding, “They even gave me some money as my appreciation.”“This was the reason I could not ask for receipts from checks I encashed at the bank from them and it was how I was making my living,” Flomo told the court.Flomo maintained that he was not a wreck engineer, and as such, he did not remove sinking vessels or provide security consultancy to any port security, but he received over US$800,000 payment for contracts he did not perform.Flomo, together with Parker and Paelay, were accused of awarding two contracts to remove sinking vessels from Greenville Port and to provide security consultancy to port security in the amount of US$837,950 to Denmar Enterprise, owned by Flomo.The government is claiming that the money was paid and the work was never performed by Denmar Enterprise. Parker and Paelay however contend that they paid the money and the work was done.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


56 Year-old Man Seeks Medical Help for Lung Condition


first_imgMr. Kolleh uses a tube inserted in the side of his chest to drain unsafe fluidsA resident of Pipeline Community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, is seeking urgent assistance so he can receive foreign medical treatment for a complex lung disease that is threatening his life.An Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) hospital’s medical report, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, confirms that John Kolleh, 56, underwent a series of surgical procedures, but his condition has not improved.Kolleh told this newspaper yesterday that his ailment began in November of 2012, when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at a local health center.“Since 2012, I have been going through excruciating pains when I was diagnosed with TB; but all treatment administered have not helped as life gets difficult daily for me due to pains in my chest,” he said, adding that even though he has visited Phebe and John F. Kennedy hospitals in Bong County and Monrovia respectively, he remains ill.The ELWA’s medical report advises Kolleh to seek urgent attention from an advanced health facility either in Ghana or elsewhere outside Liberia.While awaiting medical assistance, Kolleh had his first chest tube inserted in 2015, due to the collapsed of his right lung. However, it was difficult to maintain under medicine, and so the procedure was aborted.“A fibrose lung was encountered covered with calcified materials and some of the fibrose tissues were removed along with the calcified substances, but the anesthetic agent (gas) was escaping through the wound,” the medical report says, noting further that Kolleh recovered after treatment and was discharged.The medical report states further that Kolleh was relatively well until 2016 when he was rushed back to the ELWA hospital with severe respiratory (breathing) distress due to massive right pleural effusion.“A chest drain was inserted, draining several liters of purulent fluid,” the medical report says. The report, which was signed by Dr. Jerry Fahnbulleh, General Surgeon and attending physician, added that, “culture and sensitivity was performed.”The report continues, “We could not obtain both medications locally hence a cortical window was created, and pleural space irrigated with normal saline, but pus continue to re-accumulate. A chest tube was subsequently inserted and left in-situ and Kolleh was taught how to periodically open the tube to allow drainage and has since been relatively stable.”According to the medical report, two years earlier, Kolleh was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and right pleural effusion, but was treated for TB and a right chest tube was inserted in 2012.The father of six said his children lack the means to pay for his foreign healthcare.Prior to Kolleh’s health breakdown, he worked for National Adult Education Association of Liberia (NAEL), an adult literacy program, as a supervisor for Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties.Anyone who wishes to help him can call cell numbers 0770621401/ 0886170447 or via his nephew Jimmie Tegli’s cell number: 0886583774.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Wenger has no complaints from Cup draw


first_img0Shares0000“We play at home in [the second leg] in a game we want to win. We have to win to qualify for the final, so let’s do the job.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was mostly happy with what he saw in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-finals.Neither side was able to find the net at Stamford Bridge, leaving the tie wide open for the second leg at the Emirates Stadium in a fortnight. “I felt that we performed well, it was a very intense game where we were very well organised and had a great solidarity in the team,” Wenger told his club’s official website.“We are used to scoring, of course, so we are a bit frustrated we didn’t score, but overall I think the team performance was very positive and very good.“We play at home in [the second leg] in a game we want to win. We have to win to qualify for the final, so let’s do the job.“Overall I believe that it is, of course, a good opportunity for us to go to Wembley where we want to go, but we know that Chelsea are a dangerous side, so that is why it is important until then that we win our Premier League games and prepare after.”After goalless stalemates against the Blues and Norwich City in recent weeks, the latter coming in the FA Cup, the Gunners return to Premier League action against Bournemouth on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Job Vacancy: Accounts Administrator required at top travel company


first_imgJOB VACANCY: Champions Travel Ltd an established Letterkenny hospitality company are looking to recruit new accounts staff.Management are looking for an Accounts Administrator to join their innovative, dynamic and hardworking team. The role is for 3 days per week and will be office based in Letterkenny. Job Description:Primarily Maintaining Debtors Ledger – liaising with Customers to ensure payments are received in a timely mannerBank reconciliations and Bank LodgementsPayroll cover, invoice runs, credit card receipts and credit card statement data entryIdeal candidate should be proficient in Sage Accounts Six months probationary period with a view to permanencyImmediate start. Skills and Requirements:The successful candidate should be methodical, have exceptional attention to detail and excellent numerical skills.Should have previous experience in a similar roleMust be self-motivated, ambitious and enjoy working in a busy environment. Effective verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work to deadlines.Applications by email only, please forward curriculum vitae to championstraveljobs@gmail.comJob Vacancy: Accounts Administrator required at top travel company was last modified: September 7th, 2017 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)last_img read more


DANIEL – ‘I WOULD NEVER DO STRICTLY AGAIN’


first_imgDaniel checks out of StrictlyDaniel ‘Donnell has admitted that he would never take part in Strict Come Dancing again.Although the singing sensation said he met so many friends on the BBC show, he admitted that he was just ‘crippled’ by nerves.“I was absolutely terrified every week. I can’t begin to tell you the feeling I had when I was waiting to dance. “If it was only the live show then I certainly wouldn’t do it again. That’s not because there was anybody who didn’t make me enjoy it.“It’s only because of my  nerves. I would always be nervous but I never woke up in the morning and would be nervous – that would be crippling for me,” he told Highland Radio.The 53 year old was voted off the show on Sunday night to the shock of his thousands of fans.Daniel said he could not believe how kind his fans were to him and how much they supported him in his time n the show. But he said he wanted to save a special mention for his dance partner Kristina.Daniel jumped to the Russian dancer’s defence and called his an “absolute gem.”“Kristina is an absolute gem. I feel so bad for her that she gets so much negative press but the girl I have spent all that time learning to dance with is an absolute treasure.“I hope that will be seen by people who make judgements because simply of what they read in the papers,” said gentleman Daniel.And the star said he was now looking forward to getting back to his native Donegal. “I’m so looking forward to getting back t Donegal and the people. There is nobody like them. I’m looking forward to going back to playing cards in Kincaslagh and the ceili in Ardara. Being from home is just fantastic,” he said.DANIEL – ‘I WOULD NEVER DO STRICTLY AGAIN’ was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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


MAN ARRESTED IN DONEGAL OVER BRUTAL STAB MUM’S MURDER TO FACE EXTRADITION


first_imgBeautiful Jennifer Dornan was stabbed to death in her home in the North last weekend.A MAN arrested in Co Donegal over the brutal stab murder of mum of three Jennifer Dornan in the North is to face extradition proceedingsIt is understood the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team are now preparing to issue a European Arrest Warrant for the 37-year-old to be brought back to Belfast for questioning. However, the legal process could take up to several weeks before the man is brought to the North to be quizzed.Last night, the PSNI said it was no longer seeking anyone in the North in connection with the investigation into the murder of the 30-year-old and has stopped its search.Ms Dornan was found dead in her torched home in west Belfast in the early hours of last Sunday morning.The killer stabbed her through the chest with a 14 inch kitchen knife and then set fire to her home in a bid to destroy forensic clues.The 37-year-old man was arrested following contact between the gardaí and PSNI detectives investigating the murder.In a statement on Saturday night, the PSNI said the man was detained in Co Donegal on an unrelated matter on Friday evening, August 7.MAN ARRESTED IN DONEGAL OVER BRUTAL STAB MUM’S MURDER TO FACE EXTRADITION was last modified: August 9th, 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:JENNIFER DORNANMAN ARRESTED IN DONEGAL OVER BRUTAL STAB MUM’S MURDER TO FACE EXTRADITIONlast_img read more


SENSATIONAL RUN BY MARK ENGLISH SEES HIM SMASH IRISH RECORD


first_imgLETTERKENNY AC’s Mark English has run a brilliant 1.45.77 in the Ifam meet in Belguim, a new Irish Junior Record.The time is also the A standard for the World Juniors and European Championships & close to A Olympic Standard.It also moves him to 5th in the all time list. “I cannot emphasise enough how remarkable that run was,” said Olympic team manager Patsy McGonagle.A year ago Mark set a new junior record for the 800m event – 1.47.09.Today’s run knocked more than second off that.Sarah Collins set a new junior national record 16.41.49 in Koblenz.  SENSATIONAL RUN BY MARK ENGLISH SEES HIM SMASH IRISH RECORD was last modified: May 26th, 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:SENSATIONAL RUN BY MARK ENGLISH SEES HIS SMASH IRISH RECORDlast_img read more


GAA NEWS: ST MARYS, CONVOY


first_imgBingo continues in the hall at 9pm on Tuesday. Lotto 2 matched 3 Counties Mamie Long Cappry and Shea Deasley Drumkeen.The Senior and Reserve teams both won away to Naomh Ultan in thier final games of the LeagueU 21 final Time Date and Venue TBC Congratulations to the u 13 boys who won the div 2 league final v St Michaels in O’Donnell Park on Sunday eveningA closely contested game with just a few points in it in the first half but the st marys lads really showed in the second half and ran out the clear winnersWell done to all involved and thanks to all the supporters.Under age Training continues on Friday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30pm. The club are holding a Strictly Come Dancing on Sun Oct 28th Tickets available from the Dancers and any commitee members €15 Adults and €10 for u 14  GAA NEWS: ST MARYS, CONVOY was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:ST.MARY’S CONVOY GAA NOTESlast_img read more