Manute Bol could have been ’40 or 50 years old’ while in NBA, ex-coach says

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Apart form his pole-like stature and penchant for blocking shots, Bol is perhaps best remembered for his supposedly dubious age, as fans have long disputed if he really was 23 years old when when he entered the league in 1985.Among those doubters include former Cleveland State head coach Kevin Mackey, who first recruited Bol when he arrived in the US in the mid-1980s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I gave him his birthday (Oct. 16, 1962) because they didn’t know how old he was,” Mackey revealed to Zagsblog’s Adam Zagoria.With Bol’s origin in question, Mackey admitted that he made the lanky center appear as young as plausible to get him into the program. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments LATEST STORIES “Every athletic door is open at 19, every athletic door is closed when you’re 35,” the former bench boss explained.  “He was probably 40, 50 years old when he was playing in the NBA.”Bol passed away due to kidney failure in 2010 and was believed to have been 47 years old at the time.A capable three-point shooter and elite rim protector, Bol is the only player in history to have tallied more career blocked shots (2,086) than points (1,599).He is survived by his son Bol Bol, an upcoming NBA prospect who recently committed to the University of Oregon.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sudanese former NBA star Manute Bol sits in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba on Feb. 16, 2009.  AFP/PETER MARTELLManute Bol didn’t have a stellar career in the NBA, but he certainly was one of the league’s most memorable players.Standing 7 feet and 7 inches tall and tied with Gheorghe Muresan as the NBA’s tallest player, the willowy Sudanese giant suited up four teams in a career that spanned 10 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Hernandez Latest: Van Gaal gives green light to Old Trafford exit

first_img Javier Hernandez Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Javier Hernandez and Nani, according to reports in Italy.Juventus are said to be the front-runners for the United pair, who are both reportedly looking to leave Old Trafford due to a lack of playing time.And now, according to Tuttosport, Louis van Gaal has given the green light for Hernandez and Nani to be sold.Hernandez may still be used as part of a deal which would see Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal join the Red Devils.United have been chasing the Chile international all summer and are hoping the inclusion of Hernandez may bolster the chances of a deal being struck. 1last_img

De Gea latest – Real Madrid are ‘well down the line’ to signing Man United star

first_imgDavid De Gea’s move to Real Madrid is ‘well down the line’, according to talkSPORT’s Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.The Manchester United goalkeeper has been linked with a big-money move to the Bernabeu in the summer, following a stellar season with the Red Devils.And Hunter told Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour: “I think Real Madrid are well down the line. Things happen in football behind the back of clubs and agents.“There is no doubt deals get done in principle over cups of coffee and glasses of beer. David De Gea has long since taken the decision it is time to come home.”You can listen to Graham Hunter’s interview with the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show above and leave your comments below…last_img

Pittsburgh withstands N.D.’s mighty Quinn

first_img Ronald Ramon hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and No. 22 Pittsburgh withstood Quinn’s 37 points and frantic Notre Dame rallies at the end of regulation and the first overtime for a 100-97 victory Wednesday night. “We could have folded a half-dozen times and said it wasn’t our night, but we never did,” said a drained and disappointed Mike Brey, the Notre Dame coach. “I just wish we could have gotten him a win.” PITTSBURGH – No matter what defense Pitt tried against Chris Quinn, no matter what defender was used against him, he made shots – some from beyond the NBA’s 3-point range. But on a night no lead was safe against Notre Dame and its Quinn-led comebacks, what proved the Irish’s undoing was their inability to hold one of their few leads. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Irish almost did, improbably, in a game they trailed by nine points in the final 45 seconds of regulation and seven points with a minute left in the first overtime. “It’s hard to say you played good defense when somebody scores 37 points, but I thought we did,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “I’m sure I’ll see that guy scoring in my head the rest of the night. The guy made some unbelievable shots.” Aaron Gray scored a career-high 25 points and Carl Krauser added 21 points before fouling out late in regulation, but it was freshman Sam Young who did much of unbeaten Pitt’s important scoring. He finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds as Pitt opened a season 12-0 for only the fifth time in its 100 years of basketball. Quinn, a senior, scored 30 of his 37 points after halftime, including a remarkable 16 consecutive Irish points late in the second half. Notre Dame (9-3), which came in on a seven-game winning streak, rallied to tie it at 77 on two late 3-pointers by Colin Falls. And, if one comeback wasn’t enough, Quinn then hit a 3-pointer and a driving layup in the final 18 seconds of the first overtime to force another 5 minutes in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. center_img “I haven’t had a game like that since high school,” Quinn said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal & Tyrone huntsman Simon Scott over the “Christmas Car” novely jumpThe recently formed cross border Donegal & Tyrone Farmers Hunt enjoyed a fantastic Boxing day charity hunt hosted by the O’Neill Family of Ballyskeagh, Artigarvan.A total of £500 was raised for the Marie Curie cancer charity which will be augmented under a government charity matching funding scheme.A lovely crisp dry winters morning contributed to an exhilarating course by 67 riders across the beautiful Tyrone hills over hedges logs ditches rivers stone walls and even a lake . Three hours later a group of sated riders and very tired horses and ponies returned to O’Neill’s yard and some very welcome soup rolls & Hot toddys.The Donegal & Tyrone Farmers hunt would like to acknowledge the hospitality of the O Neill Family for hosting a very memorable boxing day meet.Amy Rose Harte comes a cropper at the Lake The Donegal & Tyrone hunt cool their legs in the river  BOXING DAY OUTING MAKES HORSE SENSE FOR THE DONEGAL & TYRONE FARMERS HUNT was last modified: December 31st, 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:DOEGAL AND TYRONE FARMERS HUNTlast_img read more


first_imgGAA NEWS: A fierce battle took place on Saturday in Castlefinn between two of Donegal’s finest under 16 girls teams.A fast paced game that displayed immense levels of skill, fitness and resilience that was second to none in the 2015 season. Moville and Noamh Conail both played with heart and both lined out with an attacking mind-set.This made the game a brilliant sporting spectacle.The game began with a ferocity rarely seen at underage football – Noamh Conail took control early on with skilled attacks from midfield and half forward.The attacks were returned quickly by Moville. Noamh Conails half back line Gemma Byrne Shans Quinn and Niamh Agnew in the end proved too strong for the Moville forwards.Excellent movement and precision brought some tremendous scores for Danielle McDevitt (HF) Dearbhlá Ward (FF) Amy Boyle Carr (CHF) and Ellie Mac Inness (MF) for Noamh Conail.The Moville defenders did well as the first half came to a close, but Noamh Conail lead by 5 points.After the break the battle commenced with Kate Mc Clenahan (Moville) making two great saves consecutively from the Irish soccer player Danielle McDevitt.( Noamh Conail)There were good plays from Moville midfielder Sinead Mc Guinness supported by Realtín Mc Elhinny at (CHB) feeding the ball to wing forward Eimear Mc Laughlin for moville.Noamh Conail had answers everywhere and were very well structured now leading by 10 points Noamh Conail were dominating the game. Moville through everything they had at Noamh Conail.A battle of the minds began between Managers Paul Mc Dermott (Moville) and Rose Mannering (Noamh Conail) and the game changed significantly, moville closed the gap some but a rehearsed defence quickly came into play and proved impenetrable.Both teams were relentless and exciting from whistle to whistle.Final score Noamh Conail 5-7 Moville 3-8 As the dreams of the young Noamh Conail players and their manager came true, tears of joy streamed and they were crowned Under 16 A County Champions.NAOMH CONAILL GIRLS WIN U16 CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER EPIC BATTLE WITH MOVILLE was last modified: November 5th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgSeamus Coleman leads by example against the Italians.Donegal soccer legend Seamus Coleman has revealed how he told his players to make themselves heroes as they took on Italy in the make-or-break Euro 2016 game last night.The modest Killybegs man was made captain by manager Martin O’Neill.And Seamie wrote another chapter in Donegal and Irish soccer folklore by helping his team step up to the plate. He said “I said to the lads before the game, ‘Let’s make ourselves heroes, there’s no reason why we can’t’ and we did that tonight.“I think the Belgium game was so important because we realised how poor we were and you could see from the off we wanted to play ball.“We know we’re good at keeping the ball. Against Belgium we didn’t do it. Tonight we did and we fully deserved that win.”Seamie admitted it was difficult to put into words what he was describing. But he said he knew himself and his team-mates simply had to do it for the fans.“It will be a game that will be remembered for a long time,” he told RTÉ Sport.“We fully deserved that win and our fans are so, so special.“We didn’t want to be the team that goes home and everyone to talk about how good your fans are but the team are gone.“We wanted to give them something to celebrate.” Coleman, who was making his 36th appearance, paid tribute to his family including his father on a night which saw fans at home and in France relish the atmosphere of getting out of the group stages.He said “Personally, to captain your country is something you dream of and to do it at a stage like this makes all them trips over and back to Sligo with my dad worth it,” he said.The Killybegs native was keen to acknowledge all the support he has received along the way and says it is a big motivating factor every time he takes to the pitch in a green jersey.“The support I have from everyone back home is unbelievable and I want everyone back home to know that I bring it with me wherever I go,” he said. “I’m out to do them proud. Let’s hope now against France we’re not finished. We’re going to enjoy tonight, delighted to get through, but this group of lads have big results in them.”EURO 2016 JOY: ‘I TOLD THE LADS TO MAKE THEMSELVES HEROES’ – CAPTAIN COLEMAN was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 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:donegalEuro 2016italyseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL is set to lose its link with Oatfields sweet factory, sources have told we revealed the factory’s owners have struck a deal to sell the Letterkenny premises to German supermarket giant Lidl.Informed sources confirmed our story – that the site is to be sold to Lidl – and the last 15 jobs will go, bringing to an end an 80-year association with the town. The Mayor Gerry McMonagle said there is a ”growing frustration and anger” amongst the workforce with their employers’ refusal to clarify for the workforce where the future of the plant lay.Zed Candy and Donegal Creameries are joint owners of the site. They are refusing to say anything – as their massive property deal worth €1.9M is subject to Lidl getting planning permission.“There is a sad reluctance amongst the workforce that they are to lose their jobs,” Cllr McMonagle said.”Some of those at the meeting have been working at Oatfields for 40 years and are now very angry at how their loyalty is being repaid.” Oatfield sweets have been manufactured in Letterkenny for more than 80 years.Zed Candy bought the Oatfield brand from McKinney and Co.Lidl’s move to open a second store in the town is a response to their rivals Aldi which opened a second store just before Christmas.The supermarket wars could erupt further if Tesco gets the go ahead for a new entrance to its store.A new Lidl however on the sweet factory site could cause more concerns over traffic in the area. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comOATFIELDS TO CLOSE – SITE TO BE TURNED INTO SUPERMARKET was last modified: January 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal NewsdonegaldailyletterkennyOatfieldssweet factorulast_img read more

Former post office manager delivers remarkable history book

first_imgLetterkenny native, Seamus O’Doherty, will launch a new book this weekend depicting the remarkable history and heritage of the famous Abbey Friary in Donegal Town.Entitled ‘Abbey of Donegal – Headstones & Heritage’, the comprehensive publication also details 400 graves and burial grounds located at the historic site.Now resident in Dublin and a former Senior Manager with the General Post Office, the Ard O’Donnell man took early retirement in 2005 and for a brief spell lived in Donegal Town from where his wife, Mary (McGonigle) hails. “I was always into genealogy and had done a lot of research on my family’s graves and backgrounds. I would visit regularly the old graveyard at Leck and I also have two uncles buried at New Leck.”But it was while resident in his wife’s home town – they lived there for four years – that inspired him to research and ultimately produce a book that is as almost as remarkable as the structure and surrounds it depicts.The story of Donegal Abbey is the story of Ireland from the 15th to the 17th century, Seamus indicates.“It is also the story of the O’Donnell chieftains of Tir Chonaill, who founded the Abbey in 1474, and their epic struggle as one of the last strongholds against English rule in Ireland. From the Act of Suppression of 1535 by Henry VIII to long after the destruction of their abbey in 1600 the friars continued to administer to and received support from the people of Donegal.” The completion of the Annals of the Four Masters by four of their members in 1636 represented a further testament to the extraordinary friary.Seamus, who put four years of research into the publication, points out that his book brings together for the first time all the strands of history that had contributed to the establishment, flourishing and finally the destruction of the famous Abbey.“The multitude of characters, like Aodh Ruadh, Niall Garbh, Michael O Cleirigh, Ineed Dubh, Lord Mountjoy and many others are brought to life as their lives and actions intertwine and impact on the historical events that shaped this period of Irish history.”The book also details those buried in the Abbey from the O’Donnell chieftains and their sub-chieftains through the turbulent times of the Plantation, the Famine and the establishment of the Irish Free State to the present day.“It puts down a marker in time to record the graves and inscriptions still legible there which cries out for this remarkable monastic site to be given the due recognition if deserves and never received,” Seamus declares. Having resided in Donegal Town for those four years, he had ample opportunity to visit the landmark building and its surrounds. “It’s a very tranquil place and there are beautiful view of the bay.”Despite its history, there had been no record of the graves there but now thanks to the Letterkenny native’s relentless endeavours there is. In all he investigated 400 graves at the site incorporating 1,000 people. “There are also other graves that are unmarked.”Apart from the text and many of the images inside, Seamus was also responsible for designing the cover of the book and the photograph on the back.“Abbey of Donegal – Headstones & Heritage’ will be launched at Pier One in Donegal Town this Friday night at 7.p.m. while on Saturday afternoon, Seamus will be in Eason’s book shop at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 2.p.m. to 4.p.m. to sign copies of his impressive new publication. Former post office manager delivers remarkable history book was last modified: October 11th, 2019 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:bookDonegal TownlaunchletterkennySeamus O’Dohertylast_img read more

Outsourcing a África do Sul

first_imgAs empresas estrangeiras lutam cada vez mais contra o aumento dos custos e sentem cada vez mais a pressao das metas a atingir e a África do Sul esta a tornar-se um local favoravel para aqui encetarem contratos de outsourcing.O chamado BPO, do ingles Business Process Outsourcing, ou processo de terceirizaçao, e uma tendencia cada vez maior e esta industria, que representa aproximadamente 130 bilioes de rands ao ano, tem uma taxa de crescimento estimada em 50% nos proximos cinco anos.O BPO inclui redistribuir certos processos de negocio que sao geralmente desempenhados na propria empresa por uma empresa externa, como apoio directo ao cliente ou centrais de atendimento, para efectuarem as funçoes em nome dessa empresa.Identificado como um sector chave na estrategia do governo de lançar a economia e criar emprego, preve-se que com a ajuda do BPO se venham a criar 25.000 empregos directos e 75.000 indirectos na África do Sul e contribuir assim com 7,95 bilioes de rands para a economia nacional em 2009.O Outsourcing ou terceirizaçao de serviços de informatica (IT – Information Technology) esta igualmente a florescer na África do Sul, com a diversidade propria do mercado nacional, com um know-how de cariz mundial e um ambiente de desenvolvimento propicio, que a tornam no laboratorio de ensaios ideal para quaisquer inovaçoes.O outsourcing de serviços informaticos representa mais de um terço do mercado de serviços de 30 bilioes de rands, segundo um estudo feito em 2008 pela firma de investigaçao e consultoria IDC, tomando a maior fatia de todas as categorias de serviços informaticos.A Gartner, o grupo internacional de investigaçao, classifica a África do Sul como um entre os 30 destinos de outsourcing de criaçao de software mais procurados do mundo, com a investigaçao reportada a 2007 a par de Israel, Europa, Medio Oriente e África, e a seguir a Australia e a Índia, de modo global.Calling.ZADe acordo com o jornal economico Business Day, as centrais de atendimento nacionais cresceu 8% ao ano desde 2003. Emprega 54.000 pessoas e contribui com 0.92% do PIB sul africano.Um BPO com apoio do estado, lançado em 2007, procura aumentar a competitividade da África do Sul e engloba incentivos de investimento na ordem do 1,1 bilioes de rands. O plano centra-se em:Uma estrategia ampla de marketing.Um programa de apoio governamental que inclua concessao de investimento e subsidios para formaçao.Uma estrutura crescente de preços para as telecomunicaçoes.Vantagens competitivasPara as empresas estrangeiras, a África do Sul encaixa-se entre localizaçoes nearshore como o Canada, Mexico ou Europa de Leste, que oferecem proximidade ao mesmo tempo que afinidade cultural, e as localizaçoes offshore mais tradicionais, como a Índia ou as Filipinas, que tem mao-de-obra barata.A África do Sul tem diversos factores a seu favor, entre eles:Equipas de centrais de atendimento de alto nivel.Competencia na gestao e serviços em mais de um dominio, a par com vario tipo de serviços financeiros, sobretudo no ramo dos seguros, hipotecario e processamento e recolha de emprestimos.Compatibilidade horaria com a Europa.Fluencia optima de Ingles, juntamente com alguns acentos de lingua inglesa mas facilmente entendiveis nos mercados ocidentais.Uma taxa cambial favoravel.Forte apoio por parte do governo.Incentivos com apoio do estado, por exemplo concessao de arranque e expansao e preços de telecomunicaçoes mais reduzidos.Uma crescente e avançada industria de telecomunicaçoes.O governo esta a adoptar medidas no sentido de garantir capacidade de banda larga mais barata e mais acessivel, com chamadas internacionais tambem menos onerosas. Estao a ser envidados outros esforços para colocaçao de cabos de fibra optica submarinos tanto na costa leste como oeste de África para lançar as ligaçoes entre o continente e o resto do mundo.O mundo num so paisEntre as empresas estrangeiras que ja escolheram a África do Sul como destino de BPO conta-se a IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis e a Car Phone Warehouse.O empenho da África do Sul na industria de BPO esteve em evidencia em 2007 com a decisao de construir uma central de chamadas no valor de 125 milhoes de rands, com 1500 lugares, na Zona Industrial de Coega, em Port Elizabeth, Cabo Oriental.O Parque BPO cobre cinco hectares na area comercial de Coega e inclui instalaçoes para formaçao profissional e espaços de lazer. A empresa gestora afirmou que este espaço foi criado para acolher varios cenarios e podera alojar um sem numero de investidores estrangeiros.Outros investimentos recentes: Em Maio de 2008, a multinacional Royal Dutch Shell abriu uma central de atendimento na Cidade do Cabo. O centro atendera os clientes da Shell na Belgica, Luxemburgo e Holanda, com operadores que falam Afrikaans treinados para falarem em Holandes e Flamengo.  Em Novembro de 2007, o gigante Americano de outsourcing Tele Tech começou a construir novas instalaçoes fora da Cidade do Cabo – a sua primeira base no continente africano. Este artigo foi actualizado em: Setembro de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more