Gardai in Letterkenny hunt culprits behind recent burglaries

first_img By News Highland – December 17, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Gardaí in Letterkenny are appealing for information in relation to two burglaries.The incidents happened in Convoy and in Letterkenny within the past week.At some stage between 2pm on Friday last and 4pm on Sunday a window of a house at Ballyboe in Convoy was forced open and entry was gained to the property.A number of items were disturbed in the house but nothing appears to have been taken.Separately, a home was burgled in the Haselwood Drive area of Letterkenny between 6am and 11.30pm on Tuesday last.The rear door of the house was forced open and the house was ransacked.Nothing was stolen during the course of the burglary.Anyone who may have observed any vehicles or people who that may have seemed untoward in both areas are being urged to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100.center_img Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Gardai in Letterkenny hunt culprits behind recent burglaries Previous articleVIDEO: The legacy of the 148th Open at Royal PortrushNext articleTeen wanted in connection with handbag snatch attempt in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

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Alien invasions in Antarctica – is anyone liable?

first_imgThe introduction of non-native species to Antarctica in association with human activities is a major threat to indigenous biodiversity and the region’s unique ecosystems, as has been well-demonstrated in other ecosystems globally. Existing legislation contained in the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty does not specifically make the eradication of non-native species mandatory, although it is implicit that human-assisted introductions should not take place. Furthermore, to date, eradications of non-native species in the Treaty area have been infrequent and slow to progress. In 2005 an additional Annex (VI) to the Protocol was agreed concerning “Liability arising from environmental emergencies.” This annex focusses on prevention of environmental emergencies, contingency planning and reclaiming costs incurred when responding to an environmental emergency caused by another operator within the Antarctic Treaty area. However, the types of environmental emergencies covered by the annex are not defined. In this paper we highlight potential difficulties with the application of Annex VI in the context of non-native species control and eradication, including, for example, whether a non-native species introduction would be classified as an “environmental emergency” and therefore be considered under the terms of the annex. Even if this were the case, we conclude that the slow pace of approval of the annex by Antarctic Treaty Parties may prevent it coming into force for many years and, once in force, in its current form it is unlikely to be useful for reclaiming costs associated with the eradication or management of a non-native species.last_img read more

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South American Youth Games : Guyana move into quarterfinals of badminton Girls’ singles, table tennis Boys’ team

first_imgGUYANA’S Priyanna Ramdhani rebounded from her opening loss on Wednesday to clinch two wins to finish second in her group and move into the quarterfinals of the Girls’ singles in badminton, while the Guyana Boys’ table tennis team also made it into their quarterfinals at the South American Youth Games, ongoing in Santiago, Chile.Ramdhani, along with fellow badminton player, Tyrese Jeffrey, who is in the Boys’ singles, got the ball rolling for Guyana when badminton began on Wednesday.However, it was not a good opening for Guyana after Ramdhani went under 9-21, 16-21 against Peru’s Macaela Vasquez. Nonetheless, that was her only loss in the ground and she ended her day on a high after defeating Suriname’s Erica Bleau 21-4, 21-9.Yesterday she was out on the courts again, this time disposing of Chile’s Mickaela Hott 21-17, 21-14.Things were not as fortunate for Jeffrey, who lost both of his matches – the first to Argentina’s Matthew Delmastro (21-12, 21-4) and the second to Chile’s Alonso Araya (21-4, 21-2).Guyana’s Priyanna Ramdhani (right) poses with Chile’s Mickaela Hott after winning her match against her.Ramdhani and Jeffrey are also in the mixed doubles, but also suffered losses against Chile (21-12, 21-12), Panama (21-6, 21-13), and Brazil (21-5, 21-11).In table tennis, Miguel Wong and Nickolus Romain thwarted the efforts of Uruguay’s Pablo Augustin Paulou and Rodrigo Baez by a 3-1 margin in a closely contested nail-biting and thrilling match to make it into the quarterfinals of the Boys’ team competition on Wednesday.Guyana’s Miguel Wong was in fine form picking up 2 matches that went the full 5 games and the doubles which went the full five games. In the final match Romain lost to Pablo Paulou 3-2, but Wong defeated Rodgrio Baez 3-2. Wong and Romain then defeated Baez and Pauluo 3-2 in doubles, followed by another win for the Golden Arrowhead as Wong edged Pablo Pauluo 3-2However, yesterday morning was not as successful for the boys, losing 0-3 to the Peru team comprising Jhon Casio and Rodrigo Pacheco.Today it is expected that Guyana will begin their hunt in athletics, starting with the Boys’ and Girls’ 100m sprints.Kenisha Phillips and Deshana Skeete will participate in the female race, while Mark Solomon and Jermaine King will be in the male race.last_img read more

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What is the All In Challenge? How to donate & win prizes with Peyton Manning, Shaq, other sports icons

first_imgHow long is the All In Challenge running?The Challenge, which kicked off on Tuesday, will run “until we reach our goal of tens of millions of dollars for COVID-19 relief efforts,” per the All In website.Who is participating in the All In Challenge?Several sports figures have already entered the All In Challenge, offering prizes ranging from cars (Eli Manning), lessons (Tony Hawk), dates (Julie and Zach Ertz) and tickets (Tom Brady).Below is the full rundown of sports-related prizes in both the “enter to win” and “auction” categories as of Wednesday:Enter to win prizesUltimate Sports Fan ExperienceOne-day contract to play with MavericksThrow out first pitch at next World SeriesDesign, call play at Philadelphia Eagles preseason gamePrivate skateboarding lessons from Tony HawkPlay in NBA All-Star Celebrity GameAppear on issue of Sports IllustratedAuction prizesTampa Bay home opener; game jersey; dinner with Tom BradyGolf and dinner with Peyton Manning in your hometownBatting lessons, home World Series trophy from Aaron RodriguezPlay HORSE and sit courtside at Lakers game with Magic JohnsonOwn Peter Guber’s 2015 Golden State Warriors Championship RingDouble date with Ciara and Russell WilsonGolf and Daytona ride-along with Denny Hamlin and Bubba WallaceSit in Los Angeles Football Club owners box with Will FerrellGeorgia football tailgate and game day with Todd GurleyEli Manning’s 2012 Super Bowl MVP Corvette convertibleNew York Giants game, Rao’s and workout with Saquon BarkleyCo-Host On CBS Sports With Tiki BarberTravel with the San Francisco 49ers for an away gameChicago Cubs game day experience with Anthony RizzoSkate and play with the 1994 Stanley Cup New York RangersSit in NBA Draft war room with Allan Houston and New York KnicksSit courtside and play five-on-five with Ben SimmonsWinemaking with Dwyane WadePlay a three-on-three game with Shaquille O’Neal and four friendsDinner and a one-of-a-kind gift from WrestleMania legend The UndertakerFlip the coin as honorary New York Giants captain; Dinner with Eli ManningThe ultimate AI Iverson experienceChoice of either center ice seats or suite; Auston Matthews’ game-used Toronto Maple Leafs jerseyTD Garden experience with Boston Celtics’ Jayson TatumDouble date with Zach and Julie Ertz; dinner and courtside at Philadelphia 76ers Per the All In Challenge website:MORE: The best athletes on Cameo, from Mike Tyson to Boban Marjanovic“Food insecurity is a mounting issue but never more important than during COVID-19 and the unprecedented shortage of food resources our nation is facing. Among those most in need: students who rely on currently closed schools for several of their meals each week; the newly unemployed who are facing uncertain circumstances; and a vulnerable elderly population sequestered in their homes without access to food.“Through the newly created ALL IN Challenge, sponsored by the All In Challenge Foundation, the world’s preeminent sports, music and entertainment figures will donate their most prized possessions and be challenged to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will be both available for online auction and as giveaways.”Here’s everything you need to know about the All In Challenge:What is the All In Challenge?The All In Challenge is a digital fundraising effort, one that “aims to be the world’s largest digital fundraiser in history by raising tens of millions of dollars” and that means to battle food insecurity brought on or exacerbated by COVID-19. According to the site, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.To become eligible for a prize, consumers need only select their preferred prize of choice on the site and enter an amount to donate. By donating as little as $10, you are automatically eligible to win one of several preferred “enter to win” prizes. However, you can also donate specific amounts in auctions for several more preferred prizes. Consumers can choose an “all in” option to enter in more than one drawing.Those who wish to donate without entering the All In Challenge may make a direct payment at www.allinchallenge.com. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a substantial, prolonged impact on every-day life — and not just in sports.In particular, the issue of food insecurity has skyrocketed due to necessitated quarantining and social distancing guidelines. That’s why Michael Rubin, part owner of the 76ers and founder of Fanatics, has created the “All In Challenge:” a digital fundraising effort that incentivizes donations by offering “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” from sports, music and entertainment figures as potential prizes.last_img read more

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Community unites for events to support local mum Sonya Hamilton

first_imgA major fundraising drive is underway in the St Johnston and Finn Valley region to support Sonya Hamilton in her battle with illness.The ‘Sonya’s Struggle’ campaign was launched this week to raise money for Sonya Hamilton McCloskey, a mother of five who was recently diagnosed with cancer.More than €41,000 has been donated in recent days to assist the 35-year-old and her family in their hour of need. Several events, coffee mornings, cake sales, raffles and collections have been set-up for the cause in the coming weeks.Sonya’s story has moved an entire community to get behind her and her family. Originally from St. Johnston, Sonya now lives in Ballybofey with her husband Michael and their five young children.She was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in April 2019, following two years of illness. But the strong young woman has been researching into alternative treatment options, which has sparked the funding appeal.Sonya has returned to Letterkenny University Hospital today after undergoing surgery in Galway. Every step of her journey is now being supported by thousands of well-wishers through the ‘Sonya’s Struggle’ campaign. If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe page, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/qap9y-sonyas-battleEveryone is welcome to support the upcoming fundraising events, which are:COLLECTION (22 June -29th June)McElhinneys Ballybofey are collecting at the door & all till points from Saturday morning 22nd June and for the rest of the week.COLLECTION (24th June )Sessiaghoneill NS end of year Mass Monday morning 24th – Collection before and after.COFFEE MORNING (25th June )McElhinneys Ballybofey are running a coffee morning in store Tuesday 25th June. CAKE SALE ( 28th June )Kavanagh’s Supervalu BallybofeyFri 28th June 11-3.For Goodness Cakes Donegal is sponsoring a cake to be raffled in store after the cake saleTEA AND COFFEE MORNING ( 29th June )Finn Valley Centre11am-3pmCOFFEE MORNING ( 6th July)Maggie’s TavernSt Johnston11am-2pmTABLE QUIZ (12th July)The Finn Valley Bar & BistroFri 12th July @ 9pm NIGHT AT THE RACESVenue to be confirmed20th JulyRaffles are also underway in McElhinneys, Brenda Doherty Hair & Makeup, Eadaoin’s Nail and Beauty Room, and Villa Rose Hotel. Check their social media pages or call into the businesses for details.Community unites for events to support local mum Sonya Hamilton was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:fundraisinggofundmesonya hamiltonsonya’s strugglelast_img read more

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Visual Aid: Chance or Design?

first_imgA TV commercial for the Honda Accord has been circulating around the net as a popular download (see Steel City’s Finest).  It shows the parts of a car, without human intervention, interacting in strange ways like a Rube Goldberg device, resulting in a finished car rolling off the ramp.  Garrison Keillor adds the punch line, “Isn’t it nice when things just work?”If you teach science or Sunday School, this could be a great visual aid to stimulate thinking about intelligent design.  It is fun to watch and quite amazing to think about how the production team had to spend $6 million and perform 606 takes to get it right.  Applying William Dembski’s explanatory filter, how could you rigorously conclude that the sequence was designed, and not the result of chance?  Contrast this scene with the familiar analogy of a tornado in a junkyard producing a 747, popularized by the late Fred Hoyle.  What’s the difference?  Put even a micro-tornado on the Honda set and the whole sequence would fail.  That’s irreducible complexity – a picture is worth a thousand words.  Life is like that.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Big Data Team-Up: IBM Netezza and Revolution Analytics Brining R to the Data Warehouse

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IBM Netezza and Revolution Analytics announced today at the Predictive Analytics World event that the two companies are working together to integrate the statistical programming language R into Netezza’s Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance. The companies want to make it possible use R to process data on the data warehouse  appliance without moving to another system. This should enable much faster data processing.Although no release data has been set, representatives from the companies say work on the project has begun in earnest. Select customers will beta test the integration in the coming months.Revolution Analytics provides enterprise tools and support for R, which has broken out of academia as enterprises rapidly adopt it. Bank of America and Pfizer are some of Revolution’s most notable customers.Revolution was founded in 2007. It competes with other commercial analytics vendors such as  IBM SPSS and SAS. In 2009, SPSS co-inventor Norman H. Nie joined Revolution as CEO.IBM acquired Netezza in September. It competes with Oracle’s Exadata appliance.Photo credit: nasa1fan/MSFCDisclosure: IBM is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor.center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts last_img read more

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10 Things For Which You Should Be Grateful

first_imgBe grateful for adversity. It is what has made you what you are: stronger.Be grateful for your mistakes. They have made you wiser.Be grateful for your losses. They have made you appreciate your wins.Be grateful for your fears. Without them, you would have never developed your courage.Be grateful for your critics. If you have critics, you are producing something worth noting.Be grateful for your problems. They are what taught you to be resilient and resourceful.Be grateful things aren’t perfect. The desire to make things better is what created your drive.Be grateful for the times you are angry. It means that you care about something.Be grateful for the ideas that frighten you and those with which you disagree. These have provided you with the opportunity to grow.Be grateful for what you are not. If you were something different, you would no longer be you.last_img read more

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Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short

first_imgMan sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago After a quick turnaround, she needed only 67 minutes to beat a rested Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 for a sweep into the semis.“The first match helped me a little bit to have some rallies already today,” Pliskova said. “Physically it was not that tough, so I was warmed up enough.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal got only halfway there.He spent an hour and 37 minutes on court in the afternoon while beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a match carried over from the previous night. Five hours later, he was back on court against Nick Kyrgios, who had won a three-set match earlier in the day.Nadal was sloppy at the outset and on the defensive for much of a 6-2, 7-5 loss that lasted an hour and 20 minutes. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oh baby! Jeter welcomes birth of daughter Kyrgios will face David Ferrer, who won his only match of the day — 6-3, 6-3 over fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem. At age 35, Ferrer is the second-oldest semifinalist in Cincinnati during the Open Era behind Ken Rosewall in 1970.No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov is the top seed left in a men’s field depleted by upsets and injuries — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic missed the tournament because of injuries. Dimitrov needed only 52 minutes to beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-1.He’ll face John Isner, who beat wild-card Jared Donaldson 7-6 (4), 7-5. Isner won the only break point of the match to go ahead 6-5 in the second set. He closed it out with a 136 mph ace, one of his 25 in the match.“I knew that a lot of the conditions and everything about this tournament, my schedule — a lot of things have worked in my favor this week,” Isner said. “So I hope to keep it going.”In the women’s bracket, Pliskova will face Garbine Mugaruza in the semifinals. The Wimbledon champion survived another tough challenge on Friday, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. The match went 2 hours, 45 minutes — her longest of the tournament.“I think it was one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “I think we both played very well, especially in the third set. I know I won, but I’m sure she feels like it was a great match as well, because it was a tough battle and very hot out there.”Muguruza’s win came less than 24 hours after she spent 2 hours, 18 minutes on the court and fought off three match points to beat Madison Keys in the round of 16.Muguruza has reached the semifinals of two of the three tournaments she’s entered since winning Wimbledon.“You know, I’m happy with the way I’m playing and the way I’m going through these tough matches because, you know, I’ve got to dig in and somehow win them,” she said.Sloan Stephens also pulled off a two-win day to reach the semifinals. She beat Ekaterina Makarova in three sets, and then ate lunch, took a nap, woke up and knocked off Julia Goerges in straight sets. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, reacts during a match against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between.Rafael Nadal couldn’t do the same.Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three sets.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:57DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “No excuses, nothing at all,” Nadal said. “I didn’t play well.”Despite the loss, Nadal will move back to No. 1 in the ATP rankings next week for the first time since 2014, before a series of injuries affected his game.“To be No. 1 after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple years is something unbelievable,” Nadal said. “For me, it’s an amazing achievement.”After the match, Nadal wore a ribbon honoring the victims of the attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead.“A tragedy,” he said. “The feeling that you’re not safe nowhere — that’s terrible. It’s very sad and I’m very, very sorry about what happened. To all the victims, the families, friends — all my support.”ADVERTISEMENT “The day is just like a blur,” Stephens said. “I’m ready to get dinner and get in bed because I’m so tired.”On Saturday, she’ll face No. 2 Simona Halep, who beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-6 (1).“I played the best match so far this tournament,” said Halep, who was slowed by a knee injury earlier this season. “I could hit the ball. I could move well. So I feel the rhythm. It’s back. So I’m positive again.” MOST READlast_img read more

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McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class

first_imgFormer Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, and former Globetrotter and New York Rens player Zack Clayton were honored posthumously.McGrady had earlier told reporters his celebration was being tempered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors in Texas.His estate in Sugar Land, Texas, suffered only minor damage from the storm, allowing him and his wife to take in the families of five relatives and friends for three days after mandatory evacuations. He also put on a Labor Day feast at a church in the Houston area for about 800 victims of the storm.“My sister was at the house, and I was trying to take her home and driving to her house. Just seeing cars under water and you don’t know if people are in there — it’s real,” he told reporters. “I’m being as vocal and proactive as I can.”Other inductees were vocal about other issues Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Jackson talked about being born in a box car in Missouri and rising to become a player and later a successful business executive and owner of the Globetrotters. His was the most political speech of the night, calling for unity in a divided nation, saying he does not believe the country can endure if it does not cast indifference, hatred and bigotry aside.“If basketball can be a showcase for non-discrimination, for integration, for performance-based emotions, why can’t we do that over in every part of our society?” he asked.Lobo and McGraw celebrated the growth of women’s basketball. McGraw became just the sixth women’s coach to be enshrined.“I’m grateful for Title IX and the opportunities that it’s given to women like me, who dreamed of a future where we could do the same job as a man, where playing a game could lead to a 40-year career,” she said.Lobo told a story about when her oldest daughter, Siobhan, was 5 years old and saw her father watching a UConn men’s game. She said to him, “I didn’t know boys play basketball too.”Self, 54, told The Associated Press he feels a little uncomfortable being enshrined in the middle of his career, which includes nine 30-win seasons and an NCAA championship in 2008“I hope it doesn’t mean that I’m on my last leg yet,” he said. “I think this will be motivation to try and validate it, always. I’ll work harder now that ever to validate being thought of with these other fraternity members.”Self spent part of his speech listing the Kansas basketball coaching greats in the Hall of Fame.“James Naismith, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and me; what is wrong with that picture?” he joked.Jernstedt, credited with overseeing the growth of the Division I men’s tournament and the creation of the women’s tournament, acknowledged to reporters that his class doesn’t include a superstar name like Michael Jordan or Shaquille O’Neal, but said he is impressed with what this class has meant to the sport. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Pau Gasol becomes career scoring leader in EuroBasket “I didn’t know three of four of these people very well at all before, but the contributions they’ve made are so impressive,” he said. “Hopefully now, more people will understand that and reach out and learn more about them.”center_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Tracy McGrady says his wife, Clerenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn’t bring himself to do that, until Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He went to the podium during his induction pumping his fists in the air as the crowd chanted “T-Mac,” then celebrated his 15 years in the league.“On this day, I can finally say, ’Yes I deserve to be here,’” said McGrady, who played for seven teams, starring with Toronto, Orlando and Houston. “I am truly humbled. I’m grateful and proud to be in the class of 2017.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGrady was among 11 basketball greats enshrined Friday night.The class also includes former ABA and NBA star George McGinnis, former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, Kansas men’s coach Bill Self, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw, former Texas high school coach Robert Hughes, former Harlem Globetrotters player and now owner Mannie Jackson, NCAA administrator Tom Jernstedt and former European star Nick Galis.last_img read more

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