Former ACB and NBA player Robert Archibald dies at 39

first_imgAfter that, the British went through Phoenix Suns (2003), Orlando Magic (2003) and Toronto Raptors (2003-04) before joining Valencia Basket in 2004. After playing only seven games with the taronja fichó for the Italian Scavolini Pesaro , and in 2005 he returned to the Endesa League with Joventut.In his two seasons with the ‘Penya’ he averaged 7.4 points and 3.8 rebounds and conquered the FIBA ​​EuroChallenge. Azovmash Mauripol (2007-2008), Unicaja Málaga (2008-11) and CAI Zaragoza (2011-12) were his next teams before retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.All his teams have shown their regret for his death, of which the causes are still unknown. “Terrible news. Our former player Robert Archibald dies at 39. From Unicaja Basketball we want to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. DEP,” said the Malaga entity.“Robert Archibald has left us at the age of 39, former player of the Joventut Badalona Club between 2005 and 2007. We are dismayed by this terrible news. We want to express our deepest condolences to family and friends,” said the Catalan club.Casademont Zaragoza also expressed his “sadness” for the death of the Scotsman, as did Valencia Basket, who highlighted the “pity” of losing such a young man. Image: Reuters The Scottish expivot played in clubs like Valencia, Unicaja or ZaragozaIn the NBA he played, among others, in Memphis, where he coincided with Pau Gasolcenter_img The Scottish expivot Robert Archibald, who played in clubs such as Valencia Basket, Joventut, Unicaja Málaga or Zaragoza, has died this morning at 39.Archibald, the first Scot to play in the NBA, trained at the University of Illinois and debuted in the best basketball league in the world with Memphis Grizzlies, in 2002, coinciding as ‘rookie’ with Pau Gasol.last_img read more

TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL

first_imgThomas P. O’Neill III, the son of Tip O’Neill, has talked about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award and Donegal means to him.Thomas P O’Neill, the son of Tip O’NeillThe O’Neill roots run deep here in Donegal and all over Ireland, with generations of friends and family and it is really no surprise that Thomas feels so at home when he comes back to visit.“My links to Donegal and Ireland are very family orientated, I have friends in Ireland who I’ve known for decades and my family and I go back and fourth a few times a year. I love visiting Donegal, every time I come here I feel like I’m coming home.” Donegal County Council have been involved in a range of initiatives over the past number of years making initial contacts and discussing areas of potential collaboration and highlighting the importance of keeping the Irish Diaspora on the frontline.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognizes achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere.Thomas talks about poignant memories of Donegal and taking long walks along the waterfront with his father. “I have great memories of Donegal and my father walking with me by the lake at the parkway in Buncrana ands it’s just great to see how far Ireland and the North of Ireland have come since then.”The recipient of the third annual 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award has been announced as senator Therese Murray President of the Massachusetts State Senate.Talking about this year’s recipient of the award, Thomas says that the award couldn’t have gone to a better person who’s doing great things for Donegal and Massachusetts links.“She comes from a very similar background as the O’Neills and it’s great to see her recognised for her Irish links. She has done wonderful things for Massachusetts and Ireland in terms of making links with the Irish Diaspora.It’s a great achievement not only for her but for all Irish Americans, giving her this award was definitely the right thing to do.”Thomas the oldest son of the late U.S. Speaker Tip O’Neill, began in politics by running his father’s campaigns and later on his own. With family history and big shoes to fill Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in public administration at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his father down the rabbit hole of politics in 1972 he ran for a seat in the legislature, the same district his father had once represented, but only stayed for one term.Today Thomas P. O’Neill III is the founder and chief executive officer of O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public relations and government affairs consulting firm. O’Neill and Associates integrates federal, state and local government relations with strategic communications, media relations and marketing to provide custom public affairs campaigns to clients in a diverse range of industries.Tip O’ Neill was renowned for helping to change Ireland with his influence and wisdom, and while most remember him as an influential politician, Thomas remembers him just simply as Dad.TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2014 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:DiasporadonegalTip O’Neilllast_img read more