Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Donald Sterling’s lawyer threatens to sue NBA, says Clippers owner won’t pay fine

first_imgClippers owner Donald Sterling has hired antitrust lawyer Maxwell Blecher and threatened to sue the NBA, a league source first reported the news.Blecher wrote a letter to NBA executive vice president and general counsel Rick Buchanan, claiming that his client — banned from NBA activities for life more than two weeks ago for racist comments — had done nothing wrong and that “no punishment is warranted.” The letter was a rejection of Buchanan’s request that Sterling pay a $2.5 million fine, which NBA commissioner Adam Silver had levied on him on April 29.Blecher also argued in the letter that Sterling has not violated any articles in the NBA constitution, and that the league in turn has violated his client’s “due process rights.” Sterling reportedly signed moral and ethical contracts with the league in the past. In late April, TMZ and Deadspin released audio of him telling female friend V. Stiviano not to associate with African Americans — including Johnson — and not to bring them to his games.The Clippers lost several corporate sponsors in the wake of the news, and risked a player boycott before Silver banned Sterling for life.By refusing to pay his fine, Sterling may also violate Article 13(c), which states that owners who “fail to pay any dues or other indebtedness owing to the Association within thirty (30) days after Written Notice from the Commissioner of default in such payment” may also have their interest in a team terminated.Sterling did not comment during the CNN interview when asked whether or not he would sue the league, appearing to hold out hope that his fellow owners might decide not to force him out. Blecher was named the 1998 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California. Over a decade before that, he defeated the NFL in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League, a case that followed the Oakland Raiders’ move to Southern California.When Sterling finally broke his silence earlier this week, he apologized repeatedly in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Sterling said in the Monday broadcast, one that only generated more backlash due to his attack on Magic Johnson. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”That admission could make Sterling’s case against the NBA more difficult.The league is expected to base its argument against the 80-year-old owner on Article 13(d) of its constitution, which stipulates that owners who “fail or refuse to fulfill its contractual obligations to the Association, its Members, Players, or any other third party in such a way as to affect the Association or its Members adversely” can be ousted with a three-fourths majority vote.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more