Hornets’ Batum says some French fans celebrating his injury

first_imgRacela says he didn’t start verbal joust against Chua Batum had been dedicated to the French team and said he struggled with the decision to forego international play.Following Charlotte’s 36-46 season, though, he felt he needed to focus on getting the Hornets back to the playoffs — especially after receiving a $120 million contract in 2016.Still, a big part of his heart remains with the French squad.In 2009, Batum hurt his shoulder during training camp working out for France. When he returned to Portland to prepare for the NBA season with the Trail Blazers, Batum said he was told he needed surgery.“I said, ‘No! I’ve got to play Eurobasket.’” Batum said.ADVERTISEMENT And he did.When he returned to Portland, he hurt the shoulder again and missed four months of the NBA season.Now, he’s working through an elbow injury he sustained Wednesday night in a preseason game.Batum will see a specialist in Dallas on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery. The right-handed shooter has been told he won’t miss the entire season, even if he requires an operation.“It’s my left arm, so that’s good,” Batum said.Jeremy Lamb is expected to start for Batum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Batum had played for the French team each year since he was a teenager, but passed on the experience this summer to instead prepare for Charlotte’s season. Now, he’ll miss at least six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left elbow.“I know (some) people in France are happy about it; that’s the sad part,” Batum said. “Really, for real. I got on stuff and people are happy like I deserve it. … Trust me, I get those reactions on social media.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut he quickly added, “I (also) got a lot of support from France and here.”It was perplexing to the nine-year NBA pro that some fans rejoiced in his misfortune. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Spectrum Center on November 2, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — After deciding not to play for the French national team this summer, Hornets guard Nic Batum has apparently lost the support of some countrymen.Batum said Friday that some fans in his native France are celebrating his recent injury and taunting him on social media.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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New Commander pledges tactic to reduce crime in Berbice

first_imgNewly appointed Police Commander of Berbice – B Division – Clifton Hicken plans to implement strategies to further reduce crime in Berbice and to foster a better relationship between Police and the community.The Assistant Commissioner, who recently took up the new post, has already started to paint a different picture of the Police in Berbice, one which many have welcomed.Hicken, who has been at the helm of Berbice unit previously, on Friday said that one of his main focuses will be the establishment of a stronger and more productive operational policing strategy in his Division. In addition, training of Police Officers and greater involvement of the Community Police Groups will soon be implemented in the Division.“It is very important that members of the public have access to the leadership of the Division, because we can militate against anything that is escalated,” he toldAssistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken meeting with venders in the New Amsterdam Market on Fridaythe media on Friday.The Assistant Commissioner who also met with sections on the business community and persons in the market where he promised greater Police presence, adding that that under his watch there will be an open-door policy which will allows members of the public to have access to himself and senior officers. These include station sergeants.“I will be dealing with the youths for their development is critical to me,” the Commander said, even as he recounted his involvement in that community during a previous tour of duty. Meanwhile, Deputy Commander Superintendent Wayne Dehart, who has responsibility for operations, has noted that among the strategies to be improved on will be Police patrols in Angoys Avenue.Angoys Avenue is often referred to as a haven for criminals.last_img read more

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Education institution helping to give school dropouts another chance

first_imgThe College of Excellence Management and Business (CEMB) in collaboration with Critchlow Labour College has launched its ABE Endorsed and Awards, High School Diploma in Matriculation Studies (Grade 9/CSEC Level, English, Mathematics, Law, Principles of Business, Accounts and Management) with the aim of putting young and mature students on the path to university and/or the world of work.Principal, Dr Stanley PaulPrincipal of the institution, Dr Stanley Paul said that the institution recognised the fact that one of the issues in Guyana is the rate of school “dropouts”. Statistics show, he added, that at least five students drop out every day from secondary schools. Hence, the programme was designed to eradicate this issue.“We realised there is a segment for persons who exiting these secondary schools at Grade Nine without any formal qualifications so we have decided to develop this high school diploma and got ABE-UK, involved to give the qualification clout. “Moreover, not being satisfied with ABE’s Endorsement alone, he said he wrote to the Education and Public Service Ministers and “requested them to recognise the qualification where they did a comparative study resulting in them formally accepting the qualification as a Grade Nine exit qualification”.Further, he added that the programmes are globally recognised giving the holder the opportunity to transition to CSEC or an entry-level job in the public and Private Sector.“Because the qualification coming from ABE-UK. They can seamlessly transition over to ABE level four or level five or they can go into a degree programme because ABE has affiliation with over three hundred different universities so those universities would recognise the qualification as well,” he added.Tesha Bourne, a student in the programme, shared with this publication that she joined the programme to develop her knowledge to be more productive and retain a job.last_img read more

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MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING IN CONNECTION WITH BUNCRANA ROBBERY

first_imgA 29 year old Polish man who has been living in Buncrana for a number of years is to appear before the courts this morning in connection with the robbery on Cullen’s Petrol station on Monday night.The man is expected to come before Buncrana District Court shortly after 10.30pm.He was arrested late on Tuesday night. A quantity of cash and a large knife was found during the Garda investigation last night.Staff at Cullens on the Cockhill Road were left shaken after a man entered the premises on Monday night and demanded cash at knifepoint.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING IN CONNECTION WITH BUNCRANA ROBBERY was last modified: February 14th, 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:Buncrana District CourtCullen’s Shoprobberylast_img read more

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Man described as “plague to town” is remanded in jail by Judge

first_imgA man described as a “plaque on his town” has been jailed.Michael Dowd appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal today after breaking his bail conditions. Detective Garda John O’Sullivan said part of his conditions from a previous case on January 8th ordering Dowd to remain drug and drink-free.However, Garda O’Sullivan said there are now four new charges for 20-year-old Dowd for public order offences for incidents in Ballybofey.He said “I’m objecting to bail for this man. He is a plague and a threat to the people of Ballybofey every time he takes drinks and goes down the town.“He becomes extremely aggressive and is dangerous to Gardai. I was here in court when he swore he would not drink but he has not kept that promise.”Solicitor for the accused, Mr Gordon Curley, said his client has an issue with drink but is not a “bad individual” when he is sober.The court was told that Dowd, of Donegal Road, Ballybofey, has completed just 20 hours of a 120-hour community service sentence he received last April.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail and remanded Dowd in custody until next Monday, February 26th.Man described as “plague to town” is remanded in jail by Judge was last modified: February 21st, 2018 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:arrestbailBallybofeycourtdonegaldrunkGardaiMichael Dowdlast_img read more

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ULSTER SAYS YES FOR TWO YOUNG LETTERKENNY BOXERS!

first_imgTwo young Letterkenny ABC boxers have punched their way to two Ulster titles in Newtonstewart last Sunday.Patrick Mc Shane and Micheal O’Donnell, both 11 years old, were in flying form. They go on now to compete in the All-Irelands in the National Stadium, Dublin next week.The boys’ coaches are Rory McShane, Martin Glackin, James Browne and Paddy Gallagher ULSTER SAYS YES FOR TWO YOUNG LETTERKENNY BOXERS! was last modified: April 15th, 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:boxingdonegalLettetrkenny ABCUlsterlast_img read more

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Letterkenny Gaels GAA club launch winter ladies football training program

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club Notes.Míle buíochas to all the Gaels who competed in Scór on Friday night past. Congratulations to the quiz team who won and will go on to the county final in two weeks time. The standard of all the competitions was very high and unfortunately we have not progressed to county level in the other competitions. Very positive feedback from the judges and plenty to build on for next year!! Go raibh maith agaibh as an obair crua go leir.Letterkenny Gaels hosted Camogie 4 teens U-10 blitz last Saturday in the LYIT. 65 girls from 5 clubs played some excellent matches. The Gaels and Carndonagh U-8’s also played 2 matches with Gaels girls putting in a great display. Next up is an U12 blitz on Saturday 26th.Letterkenny Gaels Ladies are delighted to announce their Winter Ladies Football Training program. During the winter months the Circuit based training will take place indoors at the Gaels Clubroom on the Thorn Road. The training for 16’s to adult continues every Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. For the younger girls from 12-16 years football/Circuit training is on every Monday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the clubhouse.Training is open to all and new members are especially welcome.Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities.From today with the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club. The Club is already registered for this offer so don’t forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them.AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance.Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435. In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club.  For more details on this please see Club Facebook page.Donegal GAA will host its annual County Banquet, Club & Individual Awards night on Saturday the 3rd Decemeber in the Abbey Hotel Donegal town. Dinner will be served at 7:30 sharp, this year will see the Inaugural Gradam Shéamuis MhicGéidigh Club Player of the Championship award voted on by members of the Donegal Media, this award is in memory of the late Seamus and is sponsored by Raidio na Gaeltachta where Seamus was for many years the Voice of Donegal GAA, also on the night the 2012 All Ireland Football Champions retired players will be honoured. The Club of the year at all grades along with the Inter County player of the year, and many other Awards will bring to a close the Donegal GAA Calendar for 2016. Tickets Cost €40 and a special rate for B&B is available to tickets holders. Tickets are available in your Local Club or by contacting the county board office.As we count down the weeks until Christmas, club members are reminded that Letterkenny Gaels merchandise, which includes training tops, track-suits, jerseys, hats, scarfs etc. can be purchased in Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.The indoor Camogie training continues every Friday evening at the LYIT from 6-7pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players most welcome.The outdoor underage football training has also concluded for the season. Please see Facebook in the coming weeks for dates and venues for indoor training.The indoor underage hurling continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm in the Aura. Helmets and hurls will be provided for new players. The term will run for nine weeks before Christmas and six after. All welcome.Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3100. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelLetterkenny Gaels GAA club launch winter ladies football training program was last modified: November 15th, 2016 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

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MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’

first_imgA man who forged his doctor’s prescription but was caught after he spelled the name of the medication incorrectly has been given the benefit f the Probation Act.Ryan Keenan, 19, added an order of Xanax (valium) tablets to the prescription he got from his doctor in Letterkenny.But Keenan was foiled when an eagle-eyed pharmacist noticed the prescription had been spelled incorrectly when he called to the chemist on June 1st, 2011. When the error was pointed out to Keenan by staff at the Central Pharmacy, he fled.Staff at the pharmacy contacted the man’s doctor, Dr Brian McColgan, and he contacted Gardai.Keenan, of 20 Foxhills, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty at Letterkenny District Court in February to using a medical certificate knowing it to be false under Section 26 of the Criminal Justice Act.The court heard how Keenan had become addicted to drink and drugs but his main problem was that he had issues with dealing with people and was extremely shy.Judge Paul Kelly warned Keenan that he was putting himself in danger by taking tablets which had not been prescribed to him.“You are putting yourself in danger I trying to get medicines which are not prescribed for you. If you do this you are putting yourself in serious danger,” he said.The court heard that Keenan was enrolled on a FAS course and was due to travel to Pittsburgh in the US on February 11th for six weeks.Judge Paul Kelly today gave him the benefit of the Probation Service and warned him “I’m giving you a chance – don’t let me see you here again.”MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’ was last modified: April 22nd, 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:GardailetterkennyprescriptionRyan Keenanlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SOCCER STAR LEADS UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER TO CUP SUCCESS

first_imgMichael, right, with the cup after leading his team to success in the Crowley Cup.A young Letterkenny footballer, Michael Herrity, has captained the University of Ulster Coleraine to victory in The Crowley cup at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.The tournament took place this weekend in the Coleraine university campus and teams from UCC, Queens, Maynooth, UL and DCU all took part in the tournament.Coleraine drew 0-0 with Queens in their first game and went on to beat Cork 2-0 in their second game on Friday. On Saturday morning they won 3-0 against DCU in the semi bringing them through to the final where they faced Cork again and won the cup with the final score being 3-0.Michael, who is the son of Paul and Patricia Herrity from Killylastin, said he was delighted at the honour.Michael and players celebrate.DONEGAL SOCCER STAR LEADS UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER TO CUP SUCCESS was last modified: March 31st, 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:letterkennyMichael HerritysoccerUniversity of Ulsterlast_img read more

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SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER MAN GOES BESERK IN BOTTLE ATTACKS

first_imgGARDAÍ have arrested a man as part of an investigation into several incidents in which a man launched several bids to hit people with a bottle.The incident happened in the early hours of this morning in Letterkenny.Two men were injured when they were hit with a broken bottle, one of them suffering cuts to his face and arm. Shocked eye-witnesses say the man appeared to be “going crazy” and was launching random attacks on innocent bystanders.A number of people were forced to defend themselves from attack during the incident.Gardaí attended the scene and a man was detained for questioning.The incidents happened outside the Courtyard Shopping Centre. The man launching the attacks appeared to be very drunk at the time.Meanwhile in a separate incident, a man taken by ambulance from a nearby nightclub to Letterkenny General Hospital had suffered an epileptic fit.He was later put into an induced coma but has since come round and is said to be in good spirits. SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER MAN GOES BESERK IN BOTTLE ATTACKS was last modified: May 22nd, 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:attackGardaincidentletterkennyMain Streetlast_img read more

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