WATCH: Kobe Bryant recites retirement poem with composer John Williams

first_imgAside from being one of the most spectacular basketball players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, Kobe Bryant is a man of many talents.ADVERTISEMENT Since his retirement from the game last year, fans have learned more about his many hidden passions aside from putting the ball in a hoop—including his gift for poetry.The Los Angeles Lakers legend recited his ”Dear Basketball” poem, alongside legendary conductor John Williams and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend.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’The one-time league MVP penned the heartfelt piece on The Player’s Tribune in 2015-2016 season, to announce that he’ll be walking away from the sport.Bryant’s emotional words echoed throughout the packed hall, as an animated short of his storied career played on a big screen overlooking the stage. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Lyceum stays unbeaten, cruises to 10th straight win Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees His short but sweet recital was met with a standing ovation from the pleased audience.Meanwhile, the 39-year-old Bryant expressed his delight upon performing and sharing the stage with one of music’s most recognizable names.“Never thought I’d be on stage w/ the great JOHN WILLIAMS @HollywoodBowl to perform the #DearBasketball animated short. Thank u LA #mindblown,” he wrote. Never thought I’d be on stage w/ the great JOHN WILLIAMS @HollywoodBowl to perform the #DearBasketball animated short. Thank u LA #mindblown pic.twitter.com/NryTKovJuU— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 2, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Williams, meanwhile, is responsible for a slew of the most popular music in cinema history, including music for classics like “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestial” and the iconic “Imperial March” from the “Star Wars” franchise. /raRELATED STORY:Nike responds to Kobe Bryant’s letter to game of basketballSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image01:40Filipinos 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

SISSA Merges with ISSA

first_imgFaith Mission Academy’s skipper receives the trophy the 2017/2018 Junior High School kickball trophyThe Sinkor Inter School Sports Association (SISSA) has merged with the most talked about school league in Liberia, the Inter School Sports Association (ISSA). The merger took place on Monday, November 19, 2018, during SISSA 2017/2018 league closing program held at the William V.S. Tubman High School campus on 12th Street, Sinkor.The SISSA outgoing president Dyric Payway who is now the Secretary General of ISSA told journalists that he and other outgoing members of his association organized SISSA with the aim of helping to keep students in the Sinkor community alive in the sporting arena after observing ISSA league due to some setbacks the association was faced with.Payway said, “After careful observation of the absence of ISSA league for two years, I called the attention of some friends and we organized a league that would include schools in the Sinkor community to keep the students active in the sporting arena.”He paid tribute to all of his association’s members, sports directors of schools that participated in the league and others who stood by them during the two years’ existence of their association.Payway called on his comrades to work hand in hand with ISSA as the association is about to kick-off her 2018/2019 league.“With the vast experience you displayed during the past two seasons with SISSA, I am confident that you can do more under ISSA so I am appealing to you to keep on your good work,” he said.Faith Mission Academy and LTESS won the association’s 2017/2018 Junior High School kickball and football titles individually while A.T. Warner and Len Millar were crowned champions for the league’s Senior High School kickball and football titles, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana to implement RBM system to manage performance

first_imgDeputy Secretary General of Caricom, Manorma SoeknandanAs a member state of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Guyana, like other states, has been struggling to manage its regional performance and to let the general public know how well the country has performed in a specific area.As such, a gender-sensitive Results-Based Management (RBM) system is currently being developed to mend the loopholes.On Monday, Deputy Secretary General of Caricom, Manorma Soeknandan told the media that the new initiative will see key stakeholders, such as Government agencies and the Private Sector, being engaged to spread awareness on the RBM.She said, “This system is supposed to minimise or I would say even get rid of the so-called implementation deficit that we have in our community”.The Caricom official stressed the importance of having such a programme implemented as many times persons claim not to know what areas monies are being spent on and why.Soeknandan explained that the format of the RBM structure will be similar to that of a bank statement which will outline the cost of a project, timeline and areas of target among others.“Instead of the person’s name, that’s the project or the programme. This is what you’re supposed to do, this is how much in the end (or) the result that you want…now this activity, this action, this result, if you take that on a national level, that becomes a member state’s dashboard,” she expounded.The Caricom Deputy Secretary General outlined the significance of the programme, saying that the public will benefit, as well as Ministries, Government and others as the software system will be available to the people.By April month-end, an evaluation report of the performance management system will be uploaded for the public to see the goals achieved by Guyana in Caricom’s Strategic Plan for the years 2015 to 2019.She was keen to note that countries will be held accountable if certain goals were not achieved. “And in case activities have not been conducted, who did not do what was supposed to be done. Because often people think that it’s the Caricom Secretariat, but the Caricom Secretariat is not the implementation body. Implementation takes place in member states…so if there is still implementation deficit in member states, you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, it will have a backlash,” she cautioned.last_img read more

Canada red starts U-17s with a win

first_imgIn a round robin format consisting of three games, the ability to get off to a good start is imperative. Canada red did just that tonight at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 3-1 win over Finland.The game started out slow for both sides with no scoring, however the action picked up in the second. Head coach Kris Knoblauch said it was easily his team’s best period of the game.“I think the biggest thing was our second period. I thought we really forechecked well. We played a really fast game and I thought we created a lot of chances with that speed we played with. Hopefully we can play the rest of the tournament like we did in the second,” he said.- Advertisement -The top player on the ice for Canada unquestionably was Michael DiPietro. He turned aside 31 of the 32 shots he faced in the game.“Michael was outstanding. He was our best player. I thought in the first two periods we didn’t need him very much. He did make some really good saves but overall I thought we defended well. In the third period we sat back and we relied on him a lot. We knew he was a top goaltender that could play like that and he proved that tonight,” Knoblauch said.Scoring for Canada was MacKenzie Entwistle, Shawn Boudrias, and Antoine Morand.Advertisement Canada red will play Sweden in their next game tomorrow night at the North Peace Arena at 7 p.m.last_img read more

ABC7 to hold charity event

first_imgFood concessions open at 4:30 p.m. Pink’s will sell its famous hot dogs and donate all proceeds to the center. Proceeds from ice cream sundae sales by Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream & Sundae Bar Catering will also benefit the center. Frederico’s Bakery will be selling cookies, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. is donating Coke and Dasani water. Music will be provided by DJ Pros. Doors open at 5 p.m. The games will begin at 6 p.m. A raffle will feature two prizes: Oscar memorabilia donated by ABC7, and a trip for four to Washington, D.C., including airfare and two guest suites. The trip includes an insider’s tour of the nation’s capital by Rep. David Drier’s office. Raffle tickets will be $10 each. Tickets are $10 each, with a donation of non-perishable food optional. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling Carol M. Curland at (626) 358-3486. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – On April 21, Foothill Unity Center and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank will co-sponsor the sixth annual ABC7 Eyewitness News Team Celebrity Hoop Challenge to Fight Hunger. The event will be at Maranatha High School, 169 S.St. John Ave., Pasadena. All proceeds benefit Foothill Unity Center, a Monrovia-based nonprofit that provides food and other aid to low-income families and homeless in the San Gabriel Valley. The Hoop Challenge pits members of ABC7 against community teams in a basketball tournament. Among the organizations flooring teams this year are the Pasadena police and fire departments, Sierra Autocars Family of Dealerships, Foothill Transit, the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, and the city of Duarte Route 66ers. last_img read more

FLORIDA CAR CRASH VICTIM TO BE LAID TO REST TOMORROW

first_imgAN Irish man killed in a car crash in Florida will be laid to rest alongside his grandmother tomorrow (FRI).Patrick Lynch was just 20.He died when his sports car left a highway near his Hudson home in Florida on July 29. His funeral will leave his uncle Brian Lynch’s home in Milltown, Convoy tomorrow going to St. Mary’s Church in Convoy for funeral Mass at 11am.Patrick had moved to America with his parents when he was 10.He had planned to join the US Army.  FLORIDA CAR CRASH VICTIM TO BE LAID TO REST TOMORROW was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:convoycrashFloridapatrick lynchlast_img read more

SOCCER: IRELAND WILL FACE BOSNIA IN EURO 2016 PLAY-OFFS

first_imgSOCCER: Ireland have been drawn to face Bosnia and Herzegovina in the play-offs to reach the European Championships in France next summer. Ireland supporters will be relatively pleased with the draw, as they have avoided a potential meeting against Ukraine or Sweden.Most supporters first choice opponent would’ve been Hungary, but Bosnia were the next best opposition available of the four possible opponents Ireland could’ve faced. The added bonus for Ireland is that the second-leg of the play-off will be played at the Aviva Stadium.The dates have not been officially confirmed as of yet – but Ireland will be at home in the second-leg.Bosnia have former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko in their ranks, and will be a difficult opponent for Ireland.Seamus Coleman and Shay Given will both hope to feature for Martin O’Neill’s side in the double-header. Given was taken off during Ireland’s win over Germany and was replaced by Darren Randolph.Coleman missed Ireland’s famous win over Germany, before returning to put in a man-of-the-match display in Ireland’s defeat away to Poland last Sunday.SOCCER: IRELAND WILL FACE BOSNIA IN EURO 2016 PLAY-OFFS was last modified: October 18th, 2015 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Warriors 120; Cavaliers 114: Warriors showing varying progress with playoff preparation

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — The Warriors seemingly made it appear inevitable that victory was near. But just as they experienced when they infamously coughed up a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 NBA Finals, the Warriors learned that no lead is safe.Granted, the Warriors still finished with a 120-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. The implications are far different …last_img

Songmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Straight Long 40 cm WFY139 : You get what you pay for

first_imgWas sceptical about how real it’d seem. Was sceptical about how real it’d seem. Feels and reacts like real hair. Wish there was a longer version in this colour and style, but apart from that perfect. The wig arrived in a resealable plastic bag. It is exactly as shown in the photos: shoulder length, bangs/fringe, dark brown and nice and shiny (but not too shiny). It looks and feels like real hair and the parting looks like real scalp. It is easy to brush and sheds a little but not too much to be a cause for concern. The inside of the wig is well made and comfortable. I would be happy to wear this wig for daily or regular use- it is very pretty and would be equally suitable for work or a night out. Please note that the wig does not include a wig cap for your own hair. Exactly same as picture, very good value quick delivery. Brilliant looks natural on and comfortable. Brilliant looks natural on and comfortable. Will be wearing this all the time until my natural hair grows to required length. Wonderful, would recommend!Really good fit butabsolutely perfect. Was sceptical about how real it’d seemSongmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Straight Long 40 cm Red WFY139High quality material, natural beauty – high quality synthetic fiber, close to real hair, natural beauty, soft touchAdjustable size – there are two deductions can be linked to a fixed position and adjustable hook fitting head circumference 56 cmGood breathability – Easy to wash and maintain, Breathable wig cap, more comfortableIdeal for any occasion – Use it year round, whether for costume, fashion or just for fun. It is very fashion and The scope, beautiful for your party, show, cosplay etcNote – The color shown in the photos may be slightly varied from the actual color, due to the lighting and deviation of monitors Exactly same as picture, very good value quick delivery. This wig doesn’t include a wig cap. The wig itself is worth the price paid and is nice and shiny. I’m not used to wearing wigs and found it a bit tight (my head is 56cm) but maybe that’s how it’s meant to feel. Really good fit but, the fringe is not styled like the picture at all, very severe straight fringe. Quite a solid colour but, not as shiny as some. Still, looks as good as some very expensive wigs i have tried. Doesn’t give that egg head shape that so many do. The wig arrived in a resealable plastic bag. It is exactly as shown in the photos: shoulder length, bangs/fringe, dark brown and nice and shiny (but not too shiny). It looks and feels like real hair and the parting looks like real scalp. It is easy to brush and sheds a little but not too much to be a cause for concern. The inside of the wig is well made and comfortable. I would be happy to wear this wig for daily or regular use- it is very pretty and would be equally suitable for work or a night out. Please note that the wig does not include a wig cap for your own hair. Great item im impressed with quality and price. Speedy delivery, looks gorgeous and didn’t budge when wearing. Really good fit but, the fringe is not styled like the picture at all, very severe straight fringe. Quite a solid colour but, not as shiny as some. Still, looks as good as some very expensive wigs i have tried. Doesn’t give that egg head shape that so many do. Happy with how real it looks . Very impressed with the quality, and i would feel comfortable wearing this wig out regularly. Great item im impressed with quality and price. Speedy delivery, looks gorgeous and didn’t budge when wearing. Was sceptical about how real it’d seem. Was sceptical about how real it’d seem. Feels and reacts like real hair. Wish there was a longer version in this colour and style, but apart from that perfect. Lots of compliments, and easy to wear. Lots of compliments, and straightforward to wear.Brilliant seems natural on and comfy. Outstanding seems natural on and at ease. Will be putting on this all the time right until my pure hair grows to essential size.This wig would not involve a wig cap. The wig itself is really worth the price compensated and is pleasant and shiny. I’m not made use of to putting on wigs and discovered it a bit restricted (my head is 56cm) but probably which is how it really is intended to feel.Joyful with how serious it appears . Extremely amazed with the excellent, and i would feel snug donning this wig out regularly.last_img read more

Tips for the Four-Season Geocacher

first_img• Geocache in the early morning or after the sun goes down • Bring a friend and always tell someone where you’re geocaching (don’t have a 127 Hours situation) What’s your advice for maintaining your need for geocaching in all seasons? Leave a comment on the Geocaching Facebook page or in comments on The Geocaching Blog.Share with your Friends:More • Stay hydrated • Mostly, use common sense: although geocaches don’t find themselves (thankfully), they’ll still be there the next day for you to find them safely • Avoid being outside for long periods during the hottest part of the day The Weather Outside is Frightful but…… geocaches don’t find themselves. It’s true. And we don’t want to live in a world where they actually do find themselves (didn’t you see the movie Terminator?). So the question is, how do you brave the winter (or summer if you’re in a sizzling hot climate) and still feed your need for smileys? We’ve got you covered.We talked to a geocacher with a streak of more than 700 straight days of finding a geocache. There’s been extreme heat, snowy whiteouts and pouring rain. Jon Stanley, better known as Moun10Bike, tells all about geocaching in tough winter climates in this blog post.Learn winter tips like:Look for geocaches with the “Available in Winter” attributeGeocaches that are off the ground or otherwise protected from snow coverage offer the best chance for successDress warmly, be ready and willing to turn back if conditions turn against youHere are tips for the other extreme: heat • Wear proper sun protection, a hat, sunscreen, etc… SharePrint RelatedFrom the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next GeocacheMay 20, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 11, 2012July 11, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”last_img read more