Retired NBA star Tim Duncan training in MMA, coach says he could fight professionally

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans But despite his client’s combat prowess, Echols believes Duncan must keep doing MMA as a hobby rather than  fight professionally one day.“I would highly encourage him not to (fight). Being a retired Spurs player, I wouldn’t want him going out there and getting punched and kicked by some of those guys, but Tim would be a competitor,” he told the news outlet.Furthermore, Echols revealed that another legendary Spurs player, David Robinson, trained with them as well. He also hinted on a possible clip of the two behemoths going at it during sparring.“Maybe the public will see (that) in the coming days,” Echols said. “You never know.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:#MambaThick: Kobe posts ‘dad-bod’ pic, deletes it soon afterSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA: Knights shoot for third victory versus Blazers Social media was ablaze as the lanky Duncan, once utilized to terrorize opposing defenses, is now being used to throw punch-and-kick combinations.“What happens when your training partner is 7ft tall ??” Echols captioned the post.Speaking to Bleacher Report, Echols said Duncan’s sheer size and natural athletic ability would be a handful to today’s professional fighters.“(Duncan) would be a legit competitor, for sure,” he said. “He has a desire to learn and compete. He has the heart for it. He most definitely would be a competitor.The veteran MMA coach also revealed he once tore his bicep during a session with the hulking athlete.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img What happens when your training parter is 7ft tall ??😵 #martialarts #kickboxing #echolsfitness #training #timduncan #goat #SanAntonio— Jason Echols (@EcholsFitness) July 26, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tim Duncan’s career as arguably one of the best forwards to ever play in the NBA may have already come to a close, but his venture into other athletic fields continues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While showing up in the San Antonio Spurs’ facilities and practicing with his former team from time to time, the retired basketball legend has found a new calling as he trains in mixed martial arts (MMA).His trainer, Jason Echols, recently posted a video of the now 41-year-old Duncan in action during a light kick-boxing session.last_img read more

Thief shot in Stabroek Market

first_imgA 28-year-old man who was caught stealing in an electronics outlet at the Stabroek Market on Thursday sustained a single gunshot to his left leg after trying to attack Constabulary ranks with a knife.The man, who identified himself as Delwar Booker of South Sophia Squatting Area, Greater Georgetown, is currently nursing his wounds under Police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.It was reported that about 02:30h, the Constabulary received information relating to a disturbance within the city market so a team that makes regular checks immediately responded.Checks revealed that security padlocks on the south-western end of the market had been breached. Further checks revealed that one of the stalls – Electronics City – had been broken into.Upon discovery of this, the ranks initially called out to the suspect and demanded that he relieve himself of all weapons and exit the stall. That was when the man is said to have emerged with the knife and advanced on the ranks. Despite warnings he persisted in advancing, so one round was thus discharged, hitting the suspect in his leg.A haversack containing a number of stolen items, which included valuable cellphones, was removed from the scene. A number of tools used in the break-in were also found at the site, among them crowbars, pliers and scissors.Operators of the Electronics City stall expressed gratitude over the Constabulary’s quick response. They said had the suspect gotten his way, he would have carted off more than million in electronic items.Investigations are continuing into the matter.last_img read more

PPP takes control of Lethem, Rose Hall, Corriverton municipalities

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be taking control of the Lethem municipality in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) according to the preliminary results released by the Guyana Elections Commission (LGE). The victory is being described as a significant one as the Party sees the Local Government Elections as a trial run for the 2020 General Elections.According to the preliminary results, of the 1334 valid votes the PPP/C secured 676 with three of the five Proportional Representation seats while the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) got 528 votes and the remaining two seats. The residents of the municipality deemed the Alliance For Change “unfit and improper” after they only managed to scrape 130 votes and no seat on the Town Council.Lethem was officially declared a township in October of 2017 and was being headed by APNU’s Kerry Jarvis as Mayor. However, Jarvis was unable to retain his seat with PPP/C’s Jason Wilson pulling the seat from under him. Of the 10 seats up for grabs in the municipality, the PPP/C now has six to APNU’s four.However, the Party would have lost the Aranaputa-Upper Burro Burro Local Authority Area to APNU.Region 5Meanwhile, preliminary results coming out of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) show that the APNU won the Harlet-Chance and Profit-Rising Sun LAA with three and five seats respectively while tying with the PPP with two seats a piece in the Woodlands-Bel Air LAA.Over in Region 10, it is reported that the APNU swept the Linden municipality securing all 16 of the seats there.Region 6The PPP continues to show that Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) is its main support base with what is being considered a landslide victory at the polls on Monday.According to preliminary results, the Party did not take control of the region’s capital, New Amsterdam; however, it walked away with Rose Hall and Corriverton municipalities.At Rose Hall, the Party took 11 of the 16 seats and at Corriverton, it took 14 of the 16 seats.At the last LGE, the PPP won 14 of the 16 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) with one going to APNU and the two parties having a deadlock at the Fyrish-Gibraltar NDC. That was not the case at Monday’s poll.Meanwhile, as polls opened on Monday, voting was slow but finished with a rush across the region.last_img read more

A viable plan

first_imgRe “A border fix” (May 19): Congratulations on a reasonable viewpoint regarding immigration reform. I applaud this forward-thinking and rational plan as perhaps the closest thing to a workable, viable plan that we have seen. It’s truly sad, however, that we must entertain the watering-down of our existing immigration laws. Sad for the many who feel entitled to amnesty simply because the have lived or worked in this country for years, attended schools and taken advantage of higher education, medical care and the like. But illegal immigration is illegal. I question the integrity of those who so willingly break the law. A question to those demanding amnesty: Will you still love this great country if our safety, Constitution and quality of life are reduced to that of the country you left? – Mimi Chen Granada Hills Carter’s got nerve “I think, as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history,” said former President Jimmy Carter on President George W. Bush. It is ironic that the man responsible for greasing the skids for the fall of the shah of Iran and ushering in the radical Islamic government in Iran we are having problems with today, with a possible nuclear threat, should call the Bush administration the worst in history. Lest we forget, Jimmy Carter gave us double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates, a hostage crisis that lasted 444 days, long gasoline lines and high unemployment. He was the laughing stock around the world and has nerve calling the Bush administration the “worst in history.” – Armand Vaquer Tarzana Yagman’s own trial Re “Bratton not capable of fixing LAPD” (Viewpoint, May 20): I find it appalling that, of all people, Stephen Yagman has the audacity to criticize the Los Angeles Police Department. He should be getting ready to go to jail on his 19-count indictment by the feds for one count for attempting to evade payment of taxes, one count of bankruptcy fraud and 17 counts of money-laundering. A jury was selected on Friday. – Monica Harmon Los Angeles Yagman v. LAPD Re “Bratton not capable of fixing LAPD” (Viewpoint, May 20): Stephen Yagman would be out of a paycheck if there were no Los Angeles Police Department. His bread and butter is the city of Los Angeles. Yagman has been filing ridiculous lawsuits for years against the city and getting big money. He filed the lawsuit against the LAPD for the wrongful deaths of the two bank robbers involved in the North Hollywood shootout. Now he is suing the city again for the May 1 incident. Is his recent opinion piece aimed at tainting the future jury pool? – Travis Coyle Castaic Job-killing bill We oppose Senate Bill 48, as amended May 1, which imposes a tax on small employers who can’t afford to provide health care coverage to fund health care coverage for those who don’t currently purchase it. On May 15, Sen. Don Perata announced that his proposal to overhaul California’s health care system would be funded primarily by a mandatory 7 1/2 percent tax from most businesses. The chamber is concerned that this tax increase on small employers would hurt California businesses and cause the loss of jobs. The revenue from employers identified by the bill is a tax that should require approval by a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, although the bill is not designated as such. – Leigh Nixon President Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Doug Yates North Hollywood Something wrong here My nephew was just transported to Iraq. We found special body armor that can withstand the impact of grenades. The company that manufactures these vests says the military doesn’t think they’re good enough even though rigorous testing indicates that is not true. But the rules of the military say our troops aren’t allowed to wear them, even if the family springs for the money to purchase them. Something is wrong here. last_img read more


first_imgCrime figures released for the Donegal Garda Division have shown an increase of up to 30% in sexual assault and rape offences.A total of 43 such offences took place in Co Donegal in the second quarter of this year (April to July) compared to 30 for the same period last year.However, overall the majority of crime across Co Donegal is down in almost all areas. The most significant drop has been in the public order and disorderly conduct area.Disorderly offences have dropped from 382 to 232 while public order offences have dropped from 420 to 264.The number of people caught drink-driving in this period has also dropped from 88 to 71.There has also been a significant drop in the number of people caught damaging property with the numbers dropping from 219 to 160. The general drop in major crime has been welcomed by Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte.He said “The decrease is welcomed in Public order and Disorderly conduct and I wish to commend the tireless work of local Gardai who are on the beat despite operating with reduced resources.“The figures, which were released by the CSO, show that burglaries and public order in particular are decreasing in many parts of rural Ireland.”  CRIME FIGURES SHOW WORRYING RISE IN SEX OFFENCES IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 25th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgFED-up staff at Letterkenny General Hospital are calling on the public in Co Donegal to take a stand against more cuts – with a mass email attack on Health Minister Dr James Reilly.Nurses, doctors and support staff at the hospital are banned from speaking out on the latest cuts, despite the hospital being the most efficient in the State.They have already been warned that they could face disciplinary action if the make public comment on the closure of the gynaecology ward or other €900,000 a month cuts taking place. But a leading member of staff has spoken to Donegal Daily on behalf of many of them, calling on people to email Mr Reilly at noon today.“The Minister needs to know how the people of County Donegal feel about these cuts,” said the member of staff.“Everyone is online and everyone can send a simple email to Mr Reilly. He knows this hospital gets a fraction per patient compared to other hospitals in the State yet we are being forced to take more cuts.“It’s simply not fair. People need to speak out before healthcare in this county is levelled to the ground by unfair and unjust Government attacks.” The staff member added: “We are not allowed a voice. We are not allowed to speak out.“We would urge patients, friends and relatives and the great Donegal public to please be our voices.“Speak up for Donegal. Stand up for Letterkenny Hospital.”The staff member called for emails to be entitled as STOP THE CUTS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL and for them to be sent from midday today, Tuesday.Contact email addresses for the Minister are: and minister’ HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR MASS EMAIL ATTACK ON HEALTH MINISTER was last modified: September 4th, 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:LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR MASS EMAIL ATTACK ON HEALTH MINISTERlast_img read more


first_imgA Judge has told a man to go home and Google the word ‘apologise’ if he wanted to stay out of jail.Judge Conal Gibbons told defendant John Paul Boyle that he needed to apologise to a Garda whom he had abused while being drunk and disorderly.Letterkenny District Court was told today that Boyle had become abusive in a taxi while on a night out. When Gardai had asked him if he had any illegal substances Boyle, 27, replied he had a “load of heroin.”He then abused Gardai calling them a litany of names before being arrested.Boyle, of Ard Crone, Dungloe, was charged with being abusive to Gardai and being drunk and disorderly.Judge Gibbons asked Boyle what he was going to do about his drinking and his behaviour?Boyle said he was an idiot when he was drunk and was trying to do something about it.“I want you to look up a word on Google and the word is ‘apologise’. I will not tolerate anyone challenging Gardai.“I expect every citizen of the State to co-operate with Gardai – our duty is to co-operate. That’s all we’re asking. We’re not asking people to go down on bended knee,” he said.Judge Gibbons said Gardai had been killed on duty and they didn’t deserve anyone to speak to them in the disgraceful manner in which Boyle had.Boyle’s girlfriend addressed the court and said she was trying to keep him on the straight and narrow.“You are lucky you have such a good young woman trying to look after you and you should be grateful for that,” said the Judge.He fined Boyle €500 but added “If I had it my way, I would fine you €5,000 but I can’t.”JUDGE TELLS ACCUSED TO GO HOME AND GOOGLE THE WORD ‘APOLOGISE’ was last modified: April 18th, 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:dungloeJOhn Paul BOyleJudge Conal Gibbonslast_img read more


first_imgThe winner of Ireland’s Young Carer of the year for 2014 has strong Donegal connections.Brave Jamie Money, 17, won the award for the care he has provided for his mother since he was a young child.Jamie’s father and grandmother hail from the Bloody Foreland region in Donegal. His family in Donegal are overwhelmingly proud and are delighted his care has finally received the recognition it deserves.What makes Jamie’s achievements all the more remarkable is the fact that he’s continued to look after his mother despite being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year.Jamies is undergoing intense chemotherapy at the moment and his treatment will end just before Christmas.Jamie has provided care for his mother Sabrina since he was a small child. Sabrina had Meningitis at 19 and suffered a stroke.She was then diagnosed with Epilepsy shortly after Jamie was born.Jamie has often called ambulance services and talked medical personnel through his mother’s condition while she was having seizures.Despite everything that has been thrown at Jamie, he remains very positive and always checks that his mother is ok.What a remarkable and inspiring young man. To find out more about Jamie you can watch his interviews on Ireland AM and the RTE News. FAMILY’S PRIDE FOR YOUNG CARER OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 13th, 2014 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:healthhome-page featuresnewslast_img read more


first_imgOn this weeks show Donegal feature’s Majella O’Donnell’s new charity Donegal Mind Wellness which aims to help people cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life.We hear from Shauna Gallagher who set up the Baby Rory Gallaghers Wish to Walk Appeal. DonegalTV  also visit the 106th annual banquet of the Co. Donegal Association of Greater Boston & and we look back on the magnificent Clonmany Festival.DDTV: DONEGALTV FEATURES MAJELLA O’DONNELL AND BABY RORY GALLAGHER was last modified: January 15th, 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) Tags:DonegalTVlast_img read more

Over 67% polling in Haryana for LS polls

first_imgAround 67.35% voters exercised their franchise in the 10 Lok Sabha seats of Haryana at the close of polling at 6 p.m. on Sunday. In the 2014 general election, the overall poll percentage stood at 71.86. State Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inderjeet Singh said the exact percentage would be known later and those voters who had entered the polling booths before 6 pm will be allowed to cast their votes. No untoward incident was reported in the State and the polling remained peaceful. Nearly 67.35% voters have cast their vote, Mr. Singh said. The turnout in seven constituencies crossed 60%, while the poll percentage in Gurgaon, Karnal and Faridabad was less than 60%, the officer said. There were reports of minor skirmishes from some parts, including Fatehabad, Nuh in Mewat, Sirsa and Gurgaon between supporters of political parties. While poll officials said voting went on smoothly during the day, Congress’ Rohtak candidate, Deepender Singh Hooda, who is seeking re-election for a fourth term, accused Haryana Minister and Rohtak MLA Manish Grover of intimidating voters by forcibly entering some polling booths. Deepender Hooda, son of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, also lodged a complaint with Rohtak’s Deputy Ccommissioner.Mr. Grover rejected the charge as “baseless” allegations in the face of “imminent defeat”. The Minister alleged that there were complaints against Congress workers of intimidating some voters. Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader and Sonipat candidate Digvijay Chautala alleged that his party symbol (a pair of slippers) were not clearly visible on electronic voting machines at booths 88, 89 and 90 in Jind district. The election officer said there were some glitches in EVMs and the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) at a few booths early in the morning, but those were replaced immediately. In the initial hours, the polling was brisk, but as the day progressed, the turnout dropped slightly. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli posted a picture of his inked finger on Twitter after exercising his franchise at a polling booth in Gurgaon. “Voting is your right and responsibility towards nation building. Go vote,” he said. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar voted in Karnal, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is fighting from Sonipat, cast his vote at Kiloi in Rohtak district. State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar, JJP candidate and sitting Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala exercised their franchise in Sirsa.last_img read more