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Between the bright lights and darkness, Lamar Odom is burdened with his own 'True Hollywood Story'
credit/By Adrian Wojnarowski
Inside his Fresno State office, Jerry Tarkanian cradled that landline receiver between his ear and chin, pursuing an agenda with Lamar Odom that seemed to conflict with nature itself: Chasing the nation's No. 1 recruit away from Las Vegas.
"What are they going to do for you at Vegas?" I heard Tark ask him. "They'll get you laid, that's it."
Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. (AP)
Go to UConn, Tark told Odom on the phone. Or Kentucky.
"They'll get you ready for the NBA," Tark said.
As it turned out, Odom's college recruitment became one more manipulated cluster amid a lifetime of them. No one prepared Odom for much of anything – least of all a tortured, pained life of tragedy, celebrity and addiction.
Nearly 20 years later, the end threatened to come for Odom outside Vegas, in a "Cathouse" brothel chain made famous on – you guessed it – a television reality show. The spokesman for Odom's darkest hours turned out to be a legalized pimp named Dennis Hof. HBO abandoned his business' reality show years ago, but the owner of the Love Ranch has somehow found a way to use Odom's tragedy to rebrand his chain of family entertainment.
In recent days too, the Kardashians refused to stop exploiting Odom on that reality show, turning what appeared to be a lost soul in crisis reaching out to his ex-wife only to have his phone calls manufactured into Khloe-Kim argument fodder for one more dreadful episode.
Sex, drugs, a disconsolate Khloe, and Kobe leaving the Lakers locker room at the MGM Grand Arena to get to the hospital. Poor Lamar Odom, unwittingly delivering them a trailer.
So, Khloe ended up at his bedside in Vegas, with her mother, Kris Jenner, dramatically pacing outside Sunrise Hospital in Vegas. The Rev. Jesse Jackson emerged onto the scene to make public proclamations. All the way until now, Odom played the part of a prop, a recurring character in the Kardashian cesspool.
Truth be told, the Kardashians transformed Odom's frailties and flaws into a societal fascination. Around the Lakers, they would always tell you that the scrutiny of the show played a part in his undoing, that it made a largely shy and private guy far more exposed and vulnerable than he ever imagined. Privately, Odom would tell friends that he never imagined the impact that an entanglement with the Kardashians' glare would have on his existence.
Khloe Kardashian with Odom after he won the 2011 Sixth Man of the Year award. (AP)
Odom had his demons, losing his mother to cancer, an infant son to SIDS. His father was an unstable and murky presence in his life. In a perfect world, Odom had Hall of Fame and max-contract talent. Only, Odom didn't live in a perfect world. He lived a tortured, pained existence.
Perhaps as a player, Odom found the best possible version available to himself. He didn't care much about conditioning, nor diet, nor did he immerse himself in honing his craft. He was far more comfortable to be voted the Sixth Man of the Year than chase MVPs and max contracts.
Odom tried to make a comeback in the fall of 2013 and made progress working with trainer
McClanaghan in Rhode Island. Odom had left Hollywood, returned to the serenity of his small-town college experience and started to make progress on a return to the NBA.
Soon, Khloe told Lamar of her plans to divorce him, he spiraled again and he'd never play another NBA game.
Mostly, it is people who've never interacted with Odom who shower him with scorn for his missteps and flaws. To his friends, he has been relentlessly kind and generous and loving. When Odom was winning championships with the Lakers, he was the most beloved, popular player in the locker room. When he made Team USA for the 2010 world championships in Turkey, it didn't matter that Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook were on the roster. Odom was the player to whom everyone gravitated.
Odom played 11 seasons with the Clippers and Lakers, and became an L.A. staple. He didn't only appear on "Entourage" with those calves that became an obsession of Johnny Drama's, but turned out to be the show's real-life embodiment. Lamar Odom was the kid out of Queens who made it big in Hollywood, only to end up on his deathbed in some lost, tragic place between the bright lights and the darkness.
credit/by: By Adrian Wojnarowski
Note: His family and friends ask prayer for his recovery,,,,
Friday, October 16, 2015
5,468 pass CPA board exams
Posted at 10/16/2015 4:13 PM | Updated as of 10/16/2015 4:14 PM
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday that 5,468 out of 13,317 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi and Lucena this October 2015.
The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the September 2015 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination are:
1. RALLEY SORIANO PARAGAS COLEGIO DE DAGUPAN (for. COMPUTRONIX COLL) 92.86
2. IAN KIER JAVATE VALENCIA BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BATANGAS CITY (PBMIT0 92.57
3. RONNA MAE ENTERIA FERRER POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA 92.14
4. MICHAEL JOHN DATU DAVID HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY 91.86
SHARMAINE DIANNE CHUA MAMAED ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY 91.86
SHARMAINE DIANNE CHUA MAMAED ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY 91.86
5. JAMES ROBERT DELA TORRE AGUILA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA 91.71
MASAKO MANIAGO PINEDA HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY 91.71
STEPHANIE ALACAR SOLOMON UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO 91.71
6. CATHERINE JOYCE CALARA ESPINEDA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY-PHILIPPINES-CABANATUAN CITY 91.43
BETHANY CHELUHI NORA PEDRO UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS-TUGUEGARAO 91.43
HANNAH FAYE KRYSTLE ALBARRACIN REYES DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-LIPA 91.43
7. CHARLES REGINALD KHU HWANG DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 91.29
KENNETH GUEVARRA LIMOSNERO UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LA SALLE 91.29
MAY ANNE RIVERA REYES UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 91.29
8. MA ROSA MIA ROBLES REYES UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 91.14
FERN ADRIEL MISSION VELASCO COLEGIO DE DAGUPAN (for. COMPUTRONIX COLL) 91.14
9. KEREN KRISTEL MARALIT DIMACULANGAN DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-LIPA 91.00
ANNE FRANCES ONG LEE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-DILIMAN 91.00
10. GERREMIE OYA BUAL SAN PABLO COLLEGES 90.86
EDWARD DEL FIN MANALOTO HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY 90.86
MONICO PAULO BALLERAS RAÑOSA BICOL UNIVERSITY-DARAGA 90.86
The results were released in four working days after the last day of examinations.
Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on October 26, 2015 but not later than November 6, 2015. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2015-2018. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.
The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examinations will be announced later.
Click below link for complete list of names successfully passed C.P.A . Licensure Examination:
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It is available for now in the US and UK but in the coming weeks they will open this feature to other countries.