LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees James is in the country for his Strive for Greatness Tour sports giant Nike organized.The four-time NBA MVP was supposed to visit the country in September of 2016 but it was cancelled due to “logistical challenges.”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’It took almost a year for James’ return to happen and he fulfilled his promise with a private session with members of the Gilas program and the media.“I’m thankful for you guys accepting me with open arms,” said James. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERLeBron James thanked the hoops-crazed nation for welcoming him back for the third time after his 2016 visit was postponed.“First of all thanks for being patient, I told you guys I’d come back,” said James Saturday at Kerry Sports during his media session.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies James spent the afternoon guiding the press and select Gilas Pilipinas players in an intense workout.RELATED VIDEO Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sharapova throws shade at Wozniacki: Where is she? Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return01:40Filipinos 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

STUNNING PICTURE SPECIAL: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT OUTDOORS: THE DUNAFF HEADLAND

first_imgIn this second article on the Donegal great outdoors, hidden gem series Ian Miller has chosen the little known and seldom visited ‘Dunaff Headland’ on the west coast of the Inishowen peninsula.Living on a northwest tip of the Inishowen Peninsula is the 230 meter high Dunaff Hill. This hill is hemmed in by Dunaff Bay to the south and by the lonely Rocktown Bay to the north, which in turn creates the dramatic Dunaff Headland.The seaward face of the headland is a 4 kilometre stretch of very exposed outrageous sea cliffs running its circumference to a high point of 230 meters which overlooks the isolated sea stack Bothanvarra.The Dunaff headland is a miniature mountain massif which sits marooned on the seaward side of the glacial flatlands containing Dunaff village.Underfoot on Dunaff lives a thick carpet of normally sparsely found flora and fauna. With a thick red undergrowth of the fly eating Sundew and in the damp gullies a mini forests of insect eating Butterworts.In many ways the headland is a botanist time capsule with many of the rarer Irish bog plants in residence.What the headland provides the recreational walker is outstanding coastal views towards Fanad Peninsula and Fanad Head Lighthouse to the west and Malin Head to the north.A highly recommended walk starts from the wee pier at Sudan Port and finishes on the b road at Dunaff Bay just beyond Colum Point.This walk hugs the coast line by following the cliff top path and affords the walker unforgettable panoramas in all directions as far as An Grianan of Aileach over Leenan and Dunree Heads to the south.What Dunaff head provides for the perhaps the more adventurous rock climber is a world class sea stack called Bothanvarra. Bothanvarra is a 70m high chubby Matterhorn shaped sea stack which sits in the most remote, inescapable and atmospheric locations on the Inishowen coastline.Access is by a very committing sea passage along the base of the unescapables or by a scary descent of one of the steep gullies overlooking the stack.After four attempts Bothanvarra has only been climbed once by one person, so it is safe to say it is not yet a very popular rock climbing location.But with a 50 meter high seaward face of currently unclimbed immaculate rock it is a future adventure climbers playground, with off course, suitably entertaining access issues. Access to Bothanvarra requires mirror calm seas, no wind and mid summer sun as the stack sits so close to the overlooking cliffs that it is rarely dry.What is guaranteed is it will receive several visits next summer and it sea ward faces will be explored by visiting rock climbers.Reference Linkshttp://www.uniqueascent.ie/sp/directory/details/dunaff-headhttp://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=272#gloshttp://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=52#gloshttp://iain-miller.blogspot.ie/2014/08/dunaff-head-inishowen.htmlhttp://iain-miller.blogspot.ie/2013/10/inishowen-rock-climbing.htmlSTUNNING PICTURE SPECIAL: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT OUTDOORS: THE DUNAFF HEADLAND was last modified: November 9th, 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:Dunaff HeadIain MillerNEW! THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORSlast_img read more