Lamar Odom’s Ups and Downs Through the Years: Khloe, Drugs, Kids

first_img“I’m just a different man now. You know what’s so crazy that you say that because I remember when I came out of the coma after the drug overdose], and I moved in the house in Calabasas in the same housing community that she lives in,” he told Us. “Because I was still damn near fried or just basically getting over being fried, I didn’t even know how to show her that I was empathetic, you know what I’m saying, and sorry and that I still loved her. I didn’t know how to go about it.”Scroll through to revisit Odom’s ups and downs: Life has been a roller coaster for Lamar Odom.The former professional basketball player’s career began in 1999 when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers. Odom went on to play for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks over his nearly 15-year career in the NBA.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “There’s no doubt in my mind that she’s the best mother ever because she took care of a 29-year-old man like he was a baby,” Odom told Us Weekly in May 2019. “I had every candy, cookie, juice, champagne, ice cream. I didn’t need anything and that’s just on the small scale. She made this room for me in our home. She’s an incredible homemaker, but all women in that family are.”He added at the time that he will “always” love Kardashian, who briefly withdrew her divorce papers and took care of him after he almost died following an overdose at a brutal in Nevada in 2015.- Advertisement – Shortly before he found success on the basketball court, Odom welcomed his first child, a daughter named Destiny, with his then-girlfriend Liza Morales. The twosome also share son Lamar Jr., who was born in 2002. Before Odom and Morales called it quits in 2006, she gave birth to a son named Jayden, who passed away at 6 months old of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Odom’s personal life started making headlines in 2009 when he met Khloé Kardashian. After a whirlwind romance, the pair tied the knot in September 2009. Following a successful wedding episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Odom and Kardashian launched a spinoff called Khloé & Lamar in 2011. The reality series ran for two seasons.While the twosome called it quits in December 2013 after four years of marriage amid Odom’s substance abuse issues, the athlete has only had kind words to say about his ex-wife, who shares daughter True with ex Tristan Thompson.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Patriot Flight a great experience for vets

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I recently returned from the Patriot Flight to Washington, D.C., honoring veterans.The one-day trip, by bus and plane, spent with fellow veterans, was seamless. Guardians were available for those in need. It was a memorable day, to say the least, touring the monuments in Washington with those who fought for our great country. Great thanks to those who made the mission possible at no cost to the veterans in attendance.If you are a veteran or know someone who is, check the Capital District Patriot Flight Inc on Facebook or patriotflight.org for the next flight. It’s a great way to celebrate America.Phil A. RodriguezCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

We have to dream big: Nadiem wants Indonesian to become Southeast Asia’s common language

first_imgOne of the ways to achieve such a goal, Nadiem said, was to create innovations in the language sector by adapting other languages and cultures to serve as a bridge between the Indonesian language and people worldwide.Read also: Listen up, students: Nadiem wants to do away with national examHowever, Nadiem also said it might be difficult to realize his dream. “I’m not sure if we can achieve this goal but we have to dream big,” Nadiem said.  He also stated that innovation was important because it could strengthen Indonesia’s position among other countries, including in Southeast Asia. “So please wait for it,” Nadiem stated. (dpk) Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said he dreamed of making Indonesian a commonly used language in Southeast Asia.During a meeting with House Commission X overseeing education, Nadiem said realizing the dream would be a mission of the Language Development and Guidance Agency. “The Language Development and Guidance Agency could turn the Indonesian language into a common language of Southeast Asia,” Nadiem said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co. Topics :last_img read more

Carbon-neutral transition poses risks for Dutch pension funds – DNB

first_imgThe regulator concluded that a quick transition would be likely to force carbon-intensive sectors to make large and costly adjustments.It said it based its conclusions on data provided by three large asset managers that together manage more than 60% of Dutch pension assets.Commenting on the findings, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem emphasised the importance of a gradual carbon-neutral transition to avoid harming pension funds.In its report, the regulator said it saw no “acute” risk of a “bubble bursting”; the pressure on pension funds to reject fossil fuels, however, remains.Several initiatives, including one launched by ABP Fossil Free, are calling on pension funds to divest from energy companies, citing financial risk.The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) recently recommended that future stress tests of the pension sector should include measurements of climate-related risk.Pension funds could also face upper limits on exposure to high-risk carbon assets, the board said, if regulation is amended in the wake of any stress-test results.Elsewhere, the Swedish regulator said pension providers should consider stress testing their portfolios for the risks posed by climate change and stranded assets. The Dutch financial regulator (DNB) has warned that if the Netherlands were to shift towards a carbon-neutral economy too quickly local pension funds would suffer.Dutch pension funds, it estimates, have invested nearly 5.5% of overall assets in coal, oil and gas companies.An additional 7% of total assets has been invested in carbon-intensive sectors, such as energy production, basic industries, transport and agriculture.By comparison, banks and insurers have invested 1.2% and 2% of total assets, respectively, in fossil fuel companies, according to DNB.last_img read more

Rolls-Royce, Google Join Forces on Making Autonomous Ships a Reality

first_imgRolls-Royce has inked a deal with Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems which are believed to make existing vessels safer and are essential for autonomous ships to become a reality.The agreement, said to be the first of its kind in the marine sector, was signed at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden on October 3. It allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to further train the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) based object classification system for detecting, identifying and tracking the objects a vessel can encounter at sea.“While intelligent awareness systems will help to facilitate an autonomous future, they can benefit maritime businesses right now making vessels and their crews safer and more efficient. By working with Google Cloud we can make these systems better faster, saving lives,” Karno Tenovuo, Rolls-Royce, SVP Ship Intelligence, commented.As disclosed, Rolls-Royce will use Google Cloud’s software to create machine learning models which can interpret large and diverse marine data sets created by Rolls-Royce. Data will be prepared to train models, ensuring that it is relevant and in sufficient quantity to create statistical significance. As part of the machine learning process, the models’ predictions are evaluated in practical marine applications, allowing the models to be further refined.By accessing this software through the Cloud, the models can be developed from anywhere in the world and are immediately accessible globally allowing thousands of users. Models can, therefore, be trained on large quantities (terabytes) of data. This will be essential as autonomous ships become commonplace.In the longer term, Rolls-Royce and Google intend to undertake joint research on unsupervised and multimodal learning. The two companies will also test whether speech recognition and synthesis are viable solutions for human-machine interfaces in marine applications. They will also work on optimizing the performance of local neural network computing on board ships using open source machine intelligence software libraries such as Google’s TensorFlow.Intelligent awareness systems are expected to make vessels safer, easier and more efficient to operate by providing crew with an enhanced understanding of their vessel’s surroundings. This will be achieved by fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and radar. Data from other sources, including global databases, will also have a role, Rolls-Royce said.last_img read more

Ireland come up short in Dublin

first_img The Stoke frontman dragged his side back into it with just 12 minutes remaining after Turkey had taken a 2-0 lead at the Aviva Stadium, but Martin O’Neill’s men were unable to rescue themselves as the visitors held out. Ahmet Ilhan Ozek’s first goal for his country handed the Turks a 17th-minute lead, and substitute Osman Tarik Camdal ultimately secured victory with 14 minutes from time. But the home side were to be felled by a sucker punch with 17 minutes played. Gokhan Gonul’s right-wing cross was inviting, but the header applied to it by Ahmet proved unstoppable as Elliot dived full length to no avail. Ireland’s response was concerted, with McGeady the architect of much of their best work. He led full-back Caner Erkin a merry dance to produce a series of dangerous balls into the box, one of which was headed wide by McClean. The Wigan midfielder turned provider 10 minutes before the break with a cross which Long back-heeled just off target, and he was unfortunate not to level himself within seconds when Onur repelled his well-struck shot from McGeady’s left-wing cross. Neither side was able to exert any real control in a scrappy start to the second half with play largely confined to the middle third of the pitch. However, Hoolahan sparked Ireland back into life with a raking 59th-minute crossfield pass which McGeady controlled expertly before seeing his shot blocked at source by Erkin. But there was action too at the other end of the pitch with Damien Delaney twice having the block Erdinc shots, the second of them a piledriver from distance, within three minutes. The Crystal Palace defender departed three minutes later along with McGeady and Long as O’Neill introduced David Meyler, Daryl Murphy and Walters with Marc Wilson, who had started the game in central midfielder, dropping into the back four as a result. Turkey dropped ever deeper as the home side made their big push with Hoolahan orchestrating behind the front two of Walters and Murphy, and Toprak was fortunate to escape once again after appearing to tug Hoolahan’s shirt inside the box with 15 minutes remaining. Ireland were still smarting when their fortunes dipped further as substitutes Oguzhan Ozyakup and Tarik combined for the later to extend the visitors’ lead in emphatic style just seconds later. Walters’ equally convincing finish after wrong-footing Toprak later gave O’Neill’s men hope, but Murphy headed straight at Onur from McClean’s 86th-minute cross as Ireland came up short. Jon Walters’ fifth international goal was not enough to prevent Ireland from slipping to a second successive friendly defeat. Ireland, playing in front of a sparse crowd – one dwarfed by the attendance at Croke Park for boyband One Direction’s concert the same evening – played in fits and starts with wingers Aiden McGeady and James McClean and playmaker Wes Hoolahan the bright spots. They might have been awarded two penalties as Turkey defender Omer Toprak rode his luck, and the visitors were indebted to the resilience of goalkeeper Onur Recep Kivrak. However, the hosts were unable to convert possession into goals and paid the price as Fatih Terim’s side matched Serbia’s feat in March by winning in Dublin. The challenge now increases significantly for O’Neill and his players as they face World Cup-bound Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal – all of whom are ranked higher than the Turks by FIFA, in their remaining summer fixtures. O’Neill rewarded Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot for his commitment – the 28-year-old missed his own stag trip to Las Vegas to join up with the squad – by handing him a first senior cap. The Newcastle man had little time to settle as he was called upon for the first time with less than a minute gone to keep out striker Mevlut Erdinc’s skidding shot, and, but for a near-post block by Stephen Ward, he might have been required once again seconds later. However, it was Ireland who largely enjoyed the better of the opening stages, and they were hugely aggrieved not to be awarded a fifth-minute penalty after Shane Long went down under Toprak’s clumsy challenge, but not to the satisfaction of French referee Ruddy Buquet. Ward smashed a left-footed shot just wide of the far post two minutes later with the home side in enterprising mood, and Long was denied by Onur from point-blank range before John O’Shea’s follow-up was blocked on the line. Press Associationlast_img read more

LIVE: Trump reacts to Mueller report

first_imgFollowing Attorney General Barr explosive press conference ahead of releasing the Mueller report, President Trump is making remarks at a White House event with the Wounded Warrior Project.last_img

Fauci: U.S. Turning the Coronavirus Corner

first_imgThe U.S. leads the world in the number of coronavirus deaths On CNN’s State of the Union Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country is turning a corner in terms of hospitalizations and ventilator intubations.Fauci, a key member of the White House task force on COVID-19, added they don’t want to be premature in easing up on social distancing. He said it depends on where you live in the county and how the outbreak is developing there, but some cities may be able to get back to work by as early as next month. Dr. Fauci cautioned, “It’s not one size fits all.” Worldwide deathtoll here.last_img

Cricket News This shocking thing happened during Shikhar Dhawan’s press conference after Mohali ODI

first_imghighlights There was some bit of chaos as the Punjab Cricket Association officials decided to switch off the studio lights. After a couple of minutes, calmness returned and Dhawan returned to answering questions from the media. One of the technicians then decided to turn on one of the other studio light and it flashed straight in Dhawan’s face. Irritated, Dhawan shouted, “Arey, koi yeh light bandh kar sakta hai (Can someone please switch off this light?” The press conference ended with Dhawan lamenting the conditions which resulted in India’s loss. However, some journalists said that apart from the quotes, this was a major story. The Mohali ODI was indeed a cracking contest, with over 700 runs scored in the match. Australia’s love for 359 was reaffirmed against India, winning the 2003 World Cup, 2004 VB Series against India on the same score. The final match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi and a loss for either team could hurt their confidence in a big way. Mohali: Shikhar Dhawan had set the stage on fire in the Mohali ODI against Australia when he blasted his 16th century. It was a magnificent return to form for Dhawan at a venue where he gained international acclaim when he slammed 187 on test debut against the same opponents in 2013. However, Peter Handscomb’s maiden century, combined with Usman Khawaja’s 91 and a partnership of 192 put Australia on course for a win. However, it was Ashton Turner’s brilliant 84 off 43 balls that helped Australia chase down 359, the highest total successfully chased by a visiting team in ODIs in India as the five-match series was level 2-2. Dhawan was the Indian player who came for the press conference and he looked pretty downcast, praising the knock of Turner and lamenting that the vast amount of dew on the field resulted in India’s bowlers not able to bowl the proper line and lengths. However, in the middle of the press conference, there was an incident which shocked all the journalists that were present and it also ruffled Dhawan slightly. Suddenly, there was a crackling sound which emerged out of one of the studio lights which were positioned near the speakers. Immediately after the crackling sound, the lights caught fire and the paper which was positioned ahead of the lights started to burn away.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Australia chased down 359, the highest total chased down in ODIs in India.Peter Handscomb scored his maiden ODI century.Ashton Turner slammed 84 off 43 balls in just his second ODI.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 playoffs scenario: Five teams still in contention of two remaining spots

first_imgSunrisers HyderabadPosition: 4P -12, W – 6, L – 6, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Mumbai Indians (May 2), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 4)What they must do: Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to win their next two games and they will automatically occupy one of the four spots in the playoffs. As of now, they are not dependent on any team, and fate is well within their reach.Rajasthan RoyalsPosition: 5P – 13, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 11Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (May 4)What they must do: By winning a point in their last game, Rajasthan’s hopes of entering the playoffs are in the hands of other teams. Royals can most get to 13 points. With run-rate not on their side, and Sunrisers and Kolkata have two games to play, their chances look slim.Kolkata Knight RidersPosition: 6P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kings XI Punjab (May 3), vs Mumbai Indians (May 5)What they must do: Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a win against Mumbai Indians. They will have to win their remaining games to seal an outright spot. If they lose one, they will have to hope either of Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals do not win more than one game.Kings XI PunjabPosition: 7P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 3), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 5)What they must do:  Though the fate isn’t in their hand, but they can still occupy the playoffs berth if they can upstage Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. However, they will have to wait for other results, and would be hoping that other results go in their favour.Royal Challengers BangalorePosition: 8P – 13, W – 4, L – 8, Points: 9Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 4)What they must do: Royal Challengers Bangalore has become the first team to get knocked out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bengaluru stadium witnessed a rain curtailed game with two sides (Bangalore and Rajasthan) playing 5 over each. However, as the game reached the penultimate moment, the rain gods came back as two sides shared a point each. Royal Challengers is left with one game and will look to play for pride. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are the only two teams to qualify for the playoffs. Mumbai Indians missed their chance of sealing their playoff spot by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. With Dinesh Karthik’s side snapping their six-match losing streak, the team is once again in the race for the playoffs. Apart from these two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are in contention for the knockouts. Royal Challengers Bangalore are all but out of contention after losing to Delhi Capitals and only a mathematical miracle can keep them in the race. With two spots still remaining and franchise except for Royal Challengers Bangalore still in contention, the playoffs scenario is one to be looked out for.Delhi CapitalsPosition: 1 (Qualified)P -12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16Remaining games: vs Chennai Super Kings (May 1), vs Rajasthan Royals (May 4)What they must do: Delhi Capitals have sealed their spot in the playoffs and a win in one of their remaining games will seal them a top-two spot in the points table and give them two chances of reaching the final.Chennai Super KingsPosition: 2 (Qualified)P – 12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (May 1), vs Kings XI Punjab (May 5)What they must do: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the playoffs for the 10th time in their 10 editions and a win in their remaining games will seal a top-two spot.Mumbai IndiansPosition: 3P – 12, W- 7, L-5, Points: 14Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 2), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 5)What they must do: Mumbai Indians missed out on a chance to seal their playoff chances by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. However, a win in one of the games will seal their playoff spot. A loss in their remaining games and a win for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals by big margins could see them get eliminated.last_img read more