Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance party

first_img“Minneapolis, this is for you,” Timberlake told the crowd as he sat down to a piano, the field bathed in purple light.As Timberlake slowed down the tempo for a soulful cover of “I Would Die 4 U,” footage of “Purple Rain”-era Prince shot up toward the roof of the new US Bank Stadium in a smoky haze, closing with a silhouette of The Purple One with his guitar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Prince, who died in April 2016 of an accidental overdose, did not “perform” in a hologram — as some fans had feared — and the segment, while memorable, amounted to a fleeting moment of the up-tempo show.There was also no naked “wardrobe malfunction” of the type that marred Timberlake’s last appearance 14 years ago, when he joined Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl — by far the most watched US television event of the year. Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust PLAY LIST 01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier said that Timberlake was considering a Prince hologram, horrifying many fans.Sheila E., one of Prince’s closest collaborators, said late Saturday that she had spoken to Timberlake who voiced “heartfelt words of respect” for The Purple One — and assured no hologram.Prince had a famously complicated relationship with technology, with the artist among the first stars to embrace the possibilities of online music but eventually becoming disgruntled over the internet’s cultural effects.In a 1998 interview with Guitar World, Prince said he would never want to “perform” with a dead artist such as Duke Ellington through digital effects, calling such lack of artistic control for a late musician “the most demonic thing imaginable.”In Timberlake’s last Super Bowl appearance in 2004, he entered as the surprise guest of headliner Jackson and swiped his hand across her chest — exposing one of her breasts. A scandalized TV-watching nation saw Jackson’s nipple — well, covered with a metal nipple shield — and broadcaster CBS was fined $550,000 for indecency.Jackson took to social media ahead of the latest Super Bowl to make clear she was not coming back for a do-over.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While many Super Bowl performers go heavy on pyrotechnics, Timberlake instead showed off his dancing skills, opening the show in a nightclub-like maze of lasers as he sang his recent single “Filthy.”Timberlake then strutted into the stadium with his mic in hand, leading a squad of dancers — and matching them step for step — as he sang a medley of his best-known songs including “SexyBack.”He rose to center stage and sang “Suit and Tie” with back-up from the appropriately attired University of Minnesota marching band, who moved to the music with their instruments doubling as props.How to honor Prince?Timberlake has described Prince as a “huge influence” on him, but his Super Bowl tribute had generated controversy even before it happened.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Justin Timberlake performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPJustin Timberlake danced his way through a club-inspired Super Bowl halftime show Sunday as he paid tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown with a towering yet tasteful projection.After fevered speculation on whether or how Timberlake would salute the icon as the Super Bowl came to Minneapolis, the pop star obliged midway through his performance.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Etheridge makes return to Premier League with Cardiff

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast With third running Fulham losing to Birmingham, 1-3, earlier on Sunday, Cardiff wrapped up second place with 90 points for the second automatic promotion spot.What made Etheridge’s campaign this season all the more remarkable was the fact that he was signed from third-tier side Walsall initially to serve as back up keeper.But a strong preseason put him in manager Neil Warnock’s plans and although he struggled for a few matches in December, Etheridge regained sharp form in 2018, helping Cardiff to eight straight wins that boosted them to promotion.Shortly after Fulham was relegated from the Premier League in 2014, Etheridge actually struggled to find a club for almost a season until Walsall took a chance on him.Should he keep his position at Cardiff, Etheridge will be the first Southeast Asian to play in the world’s biggest and richest league where the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are all seeing action.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES “It’s just amazing,” said Etheridge. “The team has been strong all season and to finish it the way we did is just fantastic. You just can’t say a lot right now. It’s just overwhelming. I’m just happy to get over the line today.”The achievement caps an incredible past five weeks for Etheridge, who also helped the Philippine Azkals clinch a spot in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time last March 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCardiff’s qualification hopes actually looked in peril when Etheridge returned as the Welsh club picked up just a point in their next three matches.But the Blue Birds recovered with a couple of wins in their next three matches, putting them in a strong position to gain outright promotion. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments “I’m just looking forward to the challenge,” said Etheridge. “I definitely learned from past experiences and I want to continue improving myself. I don’t think I’ve reached my potential just yet. I just want to play as many games as possible at the highest level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino international goalkeeper Neil Etheridge completed his remarkable rise from England’s lower leagues back to the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday after his club, Cardiff City, earned promotion following a goal-less draw with Reading in Cardiff, Wales.But unlike his first stint in the EPL with Fulham where he climbed the ranks from the academy to back up goalkeeper, Etheridge makes his return to the top flight as Cardiff’s bonafide starter, having played 45 of the club’s 46 league matches, keeping 19 clean sheets in the English Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jumapao rolls rare series ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Angels nail key QF victory over Fighting Warays

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “That’s what I really like about my teammates, it’s like we’ve been playing together for a long time,” said Lymareva-Flink who got the lion’s share of the Chie Saet’s 24 excellent sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ukrainian hitter pounded from all angles and threw off the usually decent defensive pattern of Tacloban, which is now in danger of getting eliminated after suffering its second defeat in the quarterfinals.“We are all set to win our remaining four games because we really want to enter the semifinals,” said Lymareva-Flink. “In the third set we got a tough time but I think these girls need to relax a little bit. Overall it was a good game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLymareva-Flink was referring to that sudden dip in Petro Gazz’s game midway through the third when it allowed Tacloban to come back from a 7-12 deficit to even take the driver’s seat at 15-14.But Angels middle blocker Cherry Nunag negated that by firing three straight points to right the ship. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetro Gazz routed Tacloban, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, Wednesday night to reboot its semifinal bid in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.Olena Lymareva-Flink banged in 22 points, including six aces, as the Angels avenged their elimination round defeat to the Fighting Warays.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Chamchoi rides five birdies to 1-shot lead View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Adamson, UST kick off semifinal bids vs tough foes

first_imgTop seed Adamson stakes its unbeaten slate as it faces University of the Philippines while No. 2 University of Santo Tomas tangles with Far Eastern U to kick off the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference semifinals on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Falcons held off the Lady Maroons, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, the last time they played last Aug. 12 but the Lady Falcons remain  wary of their rivals in their 2 p.m. clash at the start of their best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sor Rungvisai not taking unheralded Diaz lightly Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I know they (UP) are going to come out strong. I do feel the best game they ever played in the conference was against us. They gave us their best game,” said Adamson coach Air Padda.The Tigresses are also looking to duplicate their thrilling 25-15, 25-27, 25-18, 22-25, 15-11 escape over third-ranked Lady Tamaraws in Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday when they start their showdown at 4 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, hope to ride the momentum of their recent victory over San Beda.“Once bitten, twice shy,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu on their first meeting with Adamson. “We played them before. It was a seesaw game even if we lost against them.”last_img read more

Maroons, Warriors pull off UAAP stunners

first_imgThe Tamaraws absorbed their second upset this season as they dropped to 2-2, which included a defeat to the University of Santo Tomas.Bright Akhuetie delivered a strong performance for the second straight game with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Juan Gomez De Liano finished with 17 points, including back-to-back baskets down the stretch that kept the Archers at bay.“We needed these kinds of wins to know how to be better [in the endgame],” said Perasol, after the Maroons nearly wasted a 14-point advantage in the final period. “We know there’s much to be desired by how we ended the game, but we can’t forget the fact that we won.”The Archers looked out of it after Akhuetie, Jun Manzo and Diego Dario combined to give the Maroons a 61-47 cushion. But unlike their loss to the Falcons last Wednesday when they gave up a nine-point lead late, the Maroons showed poise down the stretch as De Liano came up with big plays.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? More than their counterparts, University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol and University of the East rookie mentor Joe Silva carried the huge burden of expectations heading into their team’s matches on Sunday in UAAP Season 81.By the time they left the Mall of Asia Arena, the two mentors took a measure of satisfaction with Perasol figuring out a way to solve the Fighting Maroons’ endgame woes and Silva grabbing his first victory as a coach in the collegiate level.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tapales gets his groove back View comments Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Four days after losing via a last-second shot to the league leading Adamson Falcons, the Maroons staved off a fourth quarter fightback from the La Salle Green Archers for a 67-61 victory that ended a four-game slide.Later, the Warriors gifted Silva, a multititled coach with Ateneo in the juniors’ division, with a first victory at the expense of the surprisingly listless Far Eastern U Tamaraws, 90-65.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAlvin Pasaol came off the bench to knock in 25 points, 13 boards and five steals, while Philip Manalang got 13 points and 12 assists for the Warriors, who opened the season with four straight losses.“Well, at least the monkey is off our backs,” said Silva. “I just told them to work hard and the results will follow. I told the boys we already deserved to win and they showed it today.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Vic Manuel left frustrated by knee pain as Aces go down 0-2 in PBA Finals

first_imgAlex Compton rues Alaska turnovers, referees letting Magnolia guards ‘foul a lot’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Hobbled and in pain, Vic Manuel won’t let anything stop him from helping Alaska get its first win against Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum There were stretches in the fourth quarter that Jake Pascual and Carl Bryan Cruz played the four spot but there wasn’t anything Alaska could do in that stretch.The Aces went 2-for-20 in the fourth quarter in one of the worse 10-minute stretches the PBA has seen this season.Still, Manuel isn’t losing hope that they can turn things around even if this 2-0 hole looks deeper by the minute.“I’m ready to play in Game 3. We haven’t lost hope and coach [Alex Compton] told us that this is a seven-game series and there’s still a long way to go,” said Manuel who had 10 points and five rebounds.“We just want to win one game and that can, hopefully, help us get some momentum.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the power forward’s injury hasn’t helped the Aces’ cause as they lost for a second straight, 77-71, in Game 2 to for a 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.Manuel said he is suffering from iliotibial band syndrome in his right knee that is bringing him a stinging sensation whenever he moves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s tightening up and I felt the pain earlier so I asked to be subbed out in the fourth quarter,” said Manuel in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m just disappointed that I’m not at a hundred percent, but of course I’ll still do everything I can next game.” LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

Jon Jones defiant after failed drug test forces UFC 232 move

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jones (22-1) expressed regret for the enormous inconveniences caused by his latest failed doping test, which cost the UFC and the card’s other fighters millions in earnings.But the star-crossed superstar also boorishly berated a reporter asking about his doping history and went on several lengthy rants about the unfairness of the entire situation, suggesting the positive test could have been ignored.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Jon Jones reacts to defeating Daniel Cormier in the Light Heavyweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Jon Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days’ notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid.The former light heavyweight champion gave a passionate, occasionally bizarre performance Thursday at a news conference ahead of his title fight against Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat

first_img“He was our bell-ringer tonight,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer to help Philadelphia win its first game without Embiid. He’s expected to miss at least a week with a sore left knee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDwyane Wade scored 19 points for Miami, and Dion Waiters added 18.Miami led 99-98 after Wade’s runner with 1:56 left. Marjanovic made two free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-99. Following Wade’s missed jumper, Redick drained the 3 from the top of the key to make it 103-99 with 1:04 left. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Added Harris, “I was surprised he didn’t shoot a 3 tonight because he had it going.”Marjanovic, starting for Embiid, had 11 points and seven rebounds to help Philadelphia to a 23-13 lead before being lifted with 3:34 left in the first quarter. He returned 3 1/2 minutes into the second, finishing the half with 16 points and eight rebounds while making all six of his field-goal attempts to help the 76ers to a 57-50 halftime lead.He finished 6 for 7 from the field and 7 for 10 from the free-throw line.“He’s incredibly skilled for a man of his size,” Brown said.Wade’s exitThe 37-year-old Wade, playing in his last season, was honored early in the first quarter with a highlight video that included a tribute from 76ers great Allen Iverson. Philadelphia fans gave Wade a standing ovation following the video, and the Miami star pounded his heart and waved back in appreciation.Wade was touched by the tribute, particularly by Iverson’s inclusion. After Michael Jordan, Iverson was Wade’s favorite player growing up.“To take myself out of the moment and think 20-something odd years later, Allen Iverson would be the one, his voice would be the one dedicating something to me in this arena, in his city, I couldn’t have written it any sweeter, any better,” Wade said.Passing the torchSimmons and Wade exchanged jerseys after the game. Fresh off his first All-Star appearance and a rising star in the league, Simmons reflected on playing against Wade. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade pose after swapping jerseys following an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 106-102. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence — at least for a night.Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes to help Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s cool to be on the floor with a legend,” Simmons said. “It’s an amazing feeling.”Simmons, who had 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists, said he wore Wade’s brand of sneakers as a kid. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Zion’s freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds Kelly Olynyk then missed a 3-point attempt, and Marjanovic made the first of two free throws with 38.3 ticks left to put Philadelphia up five.“He was fantastic,” Redick said about Marjanovic. “He really stepped up for us tonight.”Perhaps the only way Marjanovic didn’t impersonate Embiid was after the game, as he was unavailable for comment due to treatment — quite unlike the loquacious and quotable Embiid.It was left to his teammates to speak for his performance.“He’s a bucket,” Butler said. “All you have to do is throw it to him.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Tender Soul

first_imgMade of all but little bones for a frameall soft like a roll of neat white tissueTucked and packed like a postcardMailed to a distant land for a dear oneBeneath all of this is the cracked shellAll broken and covered in flow of tearsTender SoulNear to my inner core the tear felt mostIt is natural to be feeble when it all rocksBreathe out the rivers of sac emotionsMake room to dry patch for new growthForget the pretense that clouds the skiesLook forward through changed seasonsTender SoulEntreat the shames to valleys but rise upBang the shots of naked hatred about youCover the menacing tug of riots with wordsPlacid as streams in nature attract grandeurHumbly the persistence for better enlargesPulse at every leaf sway enjoy the intricacyTender SoulShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘We Must All Defend the Constitution’

first_imgThe Chairman of the Council of Chiefs and Elders, Chief Zanzan Kawor is calling on government to be fully engaged in protecting the Constitution of Liberia and making it work effectively for all rather than only protecting officials.Chief Kawor, in his remarks at the recent launch of the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) Civic Education campaign, said the constitution has been used over the years to protect key government officials while they (officials) relied on local chiefs and the common people to protect and enforce it.He described the Constitution review process as a venture in a “good” direction because this time around it involves the collective efforts of all Liberians and not just a selected few as was the case of the 1986 Constitution.He said because the 1986 Constitution was crafted by a small group of people without the involvement of all Liberians, it has been seen as the “people’s thing” and not everyone’s Constitution.According to him, elders and chiefs in local communities have been using their authority to enforce the Constitution and other customary laws in the country without much help from central government.Chief Kawor noted that because government has not been fully engaged in protecting the law, many Liberians have not been abiding by it, thus, taking it into their own hands.House Speaker Alex Tyler, who served as the chief launcher of the CRC Civic Education campaign, told the gathering that the review process would now bring all Liberians on board. Therefore as many citizens as possible should participate in the process so they can have a say in making the Liberian law organic.Speaker Tyler urged the CRC to take into account all Liberians without discrimination, observing gender sensitivity and taking into account ethnic minorities and the disabled.Madam Elizabeth Mulbah of the Governance Commission acknowledged that the majority of people in Liberian society do not know the Constitution and therefore CRC must be diligent and patient by informing everyone in the simplest terms possible.She also called on Liberians to fully participate in the process and bring suggestions that would reflect the customs, values and culture of the nation in the new Constitution.Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President, Kamara A. Kamara, pledged his organization’s support to the process and said those at the institution level would fully participate in the review process; noting, “Any law that is made today will affect us either positively or negatively.”He said as an institution with responsibility to inform the public, this process lies within the PUL’s range; therefore, they must play a key role to form laws that would protect the media.The occasion was attended by former government officials including Dr. Kettehkumeh Murray, Harry Greaves, and a host of students from various schools.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more