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#MambaThick: Kobe posts ‘dad-bod’ pic, deletes it soon after

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The snap, which was originally published by TMZ Sports, featured the five-time NBA champion sporting a noticeably “beefier” physique than fans are accustomed to.“Objects on camera may appear larger than they do in the mirror,” Bryant captioned the unflattering post, which he deleted soon after.The Laker legend also hinted at going on a diet, as he wrote: “Gimme 30 days,” adding the hashtags: #challengeaccepted #mambathick and #mambabeast.Netizens also managed to capture Bryant’s photo before it was deleted and began using the #mambathick hashtag.Screen Grab from TwitterIn true Kobe-esque fashion, he responded with a follow-up post, hinting on a possible social media black-out. /raADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Such was the case on Tuesday, (Wednesday in Manila) when the “Black Mamba” posted a shirtless photo of himself on his personal Instagram account. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Aside from his unearthly talent on the basketball court, retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is perhaps best known for his relentless work ethic, staying in tip-top shape for most of his 20-year NBA career.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’Over a year removed from professional basketball, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 38-year-old father of three gain some post-retirement weight.ADVERTISEMENT Wrecking Balls get last PVL men’s semis berthlast_img read more

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Police investigating suspected hit and run

first_imgPolice on the Corentyne, Berbice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a farmer, whose body was discovered along the Corentyne Highway on Monday morning.Dead is Marlon Cox, 40, a farmer of Tain Village, Corentyne. Cox is a former Police traffic rank in the Guyana Police Force.The discovery of the body was made about 03:30h at Kilmarnock along the Central Corentyne Coast. The body bore marks of violence.Police said the injuries to the right hand and head are consistent with thoseDead: Marlon Coxsustained in motor vehicular accident.The dead man’s brother, Shackier Cox, who identified the body, is of the belief that his brother may have been attempting to cross the road when he was hit. His theory is based on the position the body was in when it was discovered.He is also of the view that his brother was hit by a huge vehicle. There was no broken glass at the accident scene.“I believe is a truck hit he down and drive away, because any other vehicle woulda smash up or had some glass or number plate on the road… Not even brakes impression,” he said.The body is currently at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Police are of the belief that Cox’s death is as a result of a hit-and-run accident.Cox, who planted cash crops at Whim for the past 17-years, had also been working as a labourer for another farmer in the same community.Up to press time, no one had been arrested in relation to the incident.last_img read more

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ExxonMobil strikes more oil offshore Guyana

first_imgUnited States oil giant ExxonMobil has made two more oil finds offshore Guyana, bringing the total number of discoveries in the Stabroek Block to 12.The discoveries, which were made at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells in the South-west section of the Stabroek Block, were announced by Director of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe, in a statement on Wednesday. The US-based company also confirmed the finds on its Facebook page.This new discovery, he said, reinforces the country’s potential to be able to produce more than 750,000 barrels of oil daily by 2025 with at least five floating, production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) on the Stabroek Block.According to Dr Bynoe, “this continues to be positive news for the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, but the real substance of these finds will come when all Guyanese are able to benefit from these discoveries, whether directly and/or indirectly.”The US oil giant’s 11th discovery in the Tilapia-1 well is the fourth discovery in the Turbot area that includes Turbot, Longtail and Pluma discoveries. Tilapia-1 encountered approximately 305 feet (93 metres) of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoir and was drilled to a depth of 18,786 feet (5726 metres) in 5850 feet (1783 metres) of water. The well is located approximately 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometres) West of the Longtail-1 well.Dr Bynoe noted that the Noble Tom Madden drillship started drilling the well on January 7, 2019 and will next drill the Yellowtail-1 well, approximately six miles (10 kilometres) West of Tilapia-1 in the Turbot area. Baseline 4-D seismic data acquisition is underway, he added.Meanwhile, the 12th discovery was at the Haimara-1 well which encountered approximately 207 feet (63 metres) of high-quality gas condensate-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was drilled to a depth of 18,289 feet (5575 metres) in 4590 feet (1399 metres) of water. The Director of Energy pointed out that being located approximately 19 miles (31 kilometres) East of the Pluma-1 discovery, the Haimara-1 is deemed a potential new area for development.Furthermore, he added that the Stena Carron drillship began drilling the well on January 3, 2019.These two discoveries come less than two months after ExxonMobil announced its 10th find back in December at the Pluma-1 well, which had increased the estimated recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than five billion oil-equivalent barrels.Guyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deepwater oil discovery. ExxonMobil has been keen to push development of the oil reserves and is expected to commence production sometime later this year or early 2020.last_img read more

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Flyers fall behind 2-0 in best of seven series with Spirit River

first_imgZeros remained on the scoreboard after the opening 20 minutes before Jeff Shipton opened the scoring in the second frame.As play began in the third, the Rangers came out strong and captured the lead with two goals in a 20 second span early on, and added an insurance goal with just over three minutes remaining to take the win.The Flyers will be looking to cut their deficit in half when the series moves back to Fort St. John for game three on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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No room for sentiment as Giroud gears up to face Arsenal

first_imgHowever, he has played a huge part in the Blues run to the Europa League final and is the joint top scorer in this season’s competition with 10 goals.“I always like playing against my old teams,” Giroud, won three FA Cups in five-and-a-half years at Arsenal, told the Daily Mail.“It’s going to be tough, and it could be painful if it’s not going the right way, but you have to put the feelings and memories aside.“I enjoyed the years I spent there. It has been a big part of my career, my first club in England and it will always be special, but now I feel my blood is blue. The same as the national team, blue suits me well.”Giroud, who on Tuesday signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues, says he found no problem in fitting in with his Chelsea team-mates following his reported £18million ($22.9 million) transfer.“I settled in quickly. I felt like part of the family straight away,” said Giroud.“I knew a few of the players and I’m a sociable person, I always try to communicate.”Giroud believes there is a more cut-throat culture at his new club compared to the Gunners and part of the reason why Chelsea have outstripped Arsenal for silverware over the past decade.“Maybe you would get more time at Arsenal. They would be more patient,” he added.“At Chelsea you have to be ready quickly because in terms of trophies it has been the best club in England for the last 10 years.“You don’t have time at Chelsea and when you are young it is quite difficult to find your place.“I don’t want to kill the dreams of these young Chelsea players.“They are very talented, but it makes sense because Chelsea invest more in every transfer window and they buy more top players in the world who are more experienced.”Giroud has scored 17 goals in 62 appearances for Chelsea since joining in January 2018, but has largely been used as an understudy to Gonzalo Higuain since Alvaro Morata’s loan move to Atletico Madrid.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season. “Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.“Whether it is his unselfish link-up play or his 10 Europa League goals this season, he has been a crucial member of the squad and we hope he will be able to pick up a second Chelsea winner’s medal in Baku later this month to accompany last season’s FA Cup win.”With Chelsea still facing a two-window transfer ban, subject to an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the club were keen to retain Giroud to ensure Sarri has attacking options next term.Higuain is set to return to Juventus after a disappointing loan, while Chelsea’s Belgian winger Eden Hazard is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Olivier Giroud says blue blood is running through his veins now as Chelsea prepare to play his old club Arsenal in the Europa League final © AFP / Ben STANSALLLondon, United Kingdom, May 21 – Olivier Giroud is relishing the prospect of beating his old Arsenal team-mates when he lines up for Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.The 32-year-old French World Cup winner’s move across London 18 months ago has failed to deliver the regular first team football he hoped after falling behind compatriot Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the pecking order at Arsenal.last_img read more

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MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL SECURES WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTOURISM BOOST: THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL have announced that they’ve secured the contract to host the World Irish Dance Championships next year!The event will also be a fantastic boost to the local economy – with thousands expected to visit Donegal for the prestigious championships. Marketing manager Carolynne Harrison told Donegal Daily, “We have been working very hard to secure another big Dance championship for Letterkennny in November 2016.”“This November, 2015, we were the host venue for the Ulster Dance Championships, however, next year, this event is going to be in Ballybofey.”“However, this morning, we have just signed the contract for the ‘WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WIDA’ on the 19th & 20th November 2016.“We have already been inundated with bookings from as far as Russia for the Irish Open which we’re also hosting in 2016. “This event will not only fill The Mount Errigal Hotel with international entrants and spectators, but it will drive bedrooms in all hotels locally and drive the revenue of the local shops, restaurants and bars.“We are delighted to say the least, it will be fantastic boost for the town just before the Christmas rush in 2016.   MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL SECURES WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: December 4th, 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:BoosteconomyThe Mount Errigal Hoteltourismlast_img read more

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Terry to start in final appearance for PL champions? Predicted Chelsea XI

first_img 5. Kurt Zouma (centre-back) 19. Diego Costa (forward) 6. Nathan Ake (centre-back) 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (midfield) 11 11 26. John Terry (centre-back) 11 15. Victor Moses (right wing-back) 22. Willian (midfield) 11 11 11. Pedro (forward) Chelsea captain John Terry must wait to learn if he will start or be a substitute in his final Stamford Bridge appearance.The 36-year-old defender, who will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years, made his first Premier League start since September and 716th Blues appearance in last Monday’s win over Watford.But head coach Antonio Conte, who has no injury concerns, must decide whether to revert to his first-choice line-up to prepare for the FA Cup final with Arsenal next week.So who will start in Chelsea’s season finale? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Xi in squad number order… 11 11 11 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 11 3. Marcos Alonso (left wing-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see Chelsea’s predicted XI (3-4-3) in squad number order… 11 21. Nemanja Matic (midfield) last_img read more

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Leicester make £20million offer for Norwich starlet James Maddison

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Everton are also reportedly interested in the England Under-21 star.Maddison scored 15 goals for the Sky Bet Championship club last season and is one of the most highly rated players outside the Premier League.Norwich have been looking for over £20million for Maddison as the club continues to balance the books having failed to return to the top flight after relegation in 2016.Leicester do hold an interest in Jack Grealish but Maddison has been their first choice and the Aston Villa star is not eager to join them. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Maddison scored 14 goals in 41 league appearances for Norwich last season IN DEMAND Leicester have made an offer of around £20million for Norwich midfielder James Maddison.It is understood the Foxes are leading the chase for the 21-year-old who is keen to move to the King Power Stadium, contrary to reports suggesting he was on the verge of completing a move to Southampton. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED 1center_img LATEST Lates transfer news on talkSPORT.com Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED The Foxes are preparing to lose Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City and signing Maddison would be part of a squad revamp at the King Power Stadium.They are backing boss Claude Puel despite doubts over his future at the end of last season after the club missed out on European football.Leicester finished ninth in the Premier League and are expected to start phasing out some of their title winners from 2016.Robert Huth is leaving on a free transfer, while Wes Morgan will be 35 years old at the end of next season and Christian Fuchs will head to America where his family is based in 2019.Maddison’s expected exit would be a record sale for the Canaries who have already sold Josh Murphy to Cardiff for £11million this month.Marley Watkins joined Bristol City for a fee rising to £1million while they are still keen to get Matt Jarvis, Michael McGovern, Steven Naismith and Russell Martin off the wage bill.last_img read more

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BUSINESSMAN OFFERS €5,000 FOR ARREST OF THOSE WHO ATTACKED 96 YEAR OLD PENSIONER

first_imgA Donegal businessman has put up a €5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who attacked a 96 year old woman in Buncrana.George McLaughlin of McLaughlin Motor Factors said he is disgusted by the attack as are all people in the area.He said he will happily hand over the cash if someone is prosecuted for the brutal crime. Mr McLaughlin told Donegal Daily “I am disgusted by the attack as all people are.“My own mother lives alone and I would not like to think that something like this could happen to her. I will quite happily give this reward if someone is caught,” he said.Margaret ‘Greta’ Lilly, from Aghilly, was set upon at her home by burglars on Saturday morning last.She was gagged and also punched in the stomach during her horrific ordeal. She managed to raise the alarm and neighbour came rushing to her aid.She was taken to hospital and is still being kept in at Letterkenny General for observation.Gardai say they are making progress in their investigation.  BUSINESSMAN OFFERS €5,000 FOR ARREST OF THOSE WHO ATTACKED 96 YEAR OLD PENSIONER was last modified: January 8th, 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

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CARS COULD FACE BAN FROM ROSSNOWLAGH BEFORE NEXT HEAT WAVE ARRIVES

first_imgDONEGAL County Council officials are examining how they can ban cars from Rossnowlagh beach – and other beaches – before the next heat wave hits the county at the end of next week.Forecasters say more hot weather come be on the way as early as next Wednesday and there are already fears of a repeat of the chaos at some beaches last weekend.Hundreds of cars packed on to Rossnowlagh, and tempers flared as all the motorists tried to leave at once. And they left a mountain of rubbish behind them, which council staff had to clear on Monday.Cllr Terence Slowey says something has to be done to prevent a repeat of the fiasco.“We have a car ban at Narn and Portnoo beach and it works very well,” he said.“I’ve heard so many complaints about Sunday in Rossnowlagh and I was struck by one parent who said one motorist was furious because a child ran out in front of him. “If a child can’t run free on a beach it is a very sorry state of affairs; that’s the last place any child should have to confront a vehicle.”He said he would welcome any use of bye-laws which could close access to the beach for motorists.“We need to do something about it,” said Cllr Slowey, left.“We have the best beaches in the world here in Donegal and they must be protected so that people can use them without fear of being run over by a car.“I saw the picture of the cars on the beach last Sunday and frankly it looked more like an airport car park.” CARS COULD FACE BAN FROM ROSSNOWLAGH BEFORE NEXT HEAT WAVE ARRIVES was last modified: June 12th, 2013 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:CARS COULD FACE BAN FROM ROSSNOWLAGH BEFORE NEXT HEAT WAVE ARRIVESlast_img read more

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