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

Rose Hall Town man gets 10 years for killing reputed wife

first_imgA Rose Hall Town, Berbice man was on Monday jailed for 10 years for hacking to death his reputed wife.Desmond Gordon, also called “Tallman”, 52, of Lot 196 Mangrove Street, Reef Section, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne received the sentence from Justice Brassington Reynolds after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.The cane harvester was charged with killing his wife Bhagmattie Angad, called “Kamini,” following a dispute during a drinking spree on May 16, 2016 at their Rose Hall Town home.The couple, who had been together for about eight years, reportedly shared a very abusive relationship. They were imbibing during the day when an argument subsequently erupted.Desmond Gordon and his dead wife, Bhagmattie Angad, in happier timesLoud screams were heard coming from the premises following which the 50-year-old woman was seen running from the house with Gordon in hot pursuit. He had in his hand a cutlass with which he reportedly inflicted several incise wounds about her body. The accused was subsequently seen with blood about his body. The Police were contacted and arrived on the scene and arrested him. Gordon was represented by Attorney at Law Sasha Roberts of the Legal Aid Clinic, while the state’s case was presented by State Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy.Following the guilty plea, the court ordered a probation report on Gordon.Probation and Welfare Officer Maisie Sheppard, in her report, told the court that prior to the death of his wife, the early years of their relationship were filled with joy and laughter, but things changed and she became an addictive substance abuser (cocaine and marijuana).She told the court that when Gordon would rebuke his wife for her misconduct, it frequently resulted in arguments. Further, it was reported by some residents of Reef Section, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne that while the accused was respectful and loved by many for his general disposition within the community he resided, he and the victim (now deceased) were recognised by residents for their periodic consumption tendencies. According to the probation officer, residents noted that both the accused and his wife would consume alcoholic beverages and subsequently becoming verbally and physically abusive towards each other.Justice Reynolds, in handing down sentence, said the penalty is between life imprisonment and 18 years.He said that because Gordon did not waste the court’s time, he would give him the smallest sentence. Five years were deducted for the plea, and another two years for the time already spent in prison. The trial Judge deducted a further year for the killer’s good behaviour in jail based on the probation report, leaving him with ten years to spend in jail.last_img read more

President to meet GECOM Chair, Commissioners today

first_imgWith only 11 days to go before the constitutional March 19 deadline for the holding of general and regional elections, President David Granger is set to meet with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) today to discuss the readiness of the elections body to conduct polls.President David GrangerIn a letter dispatched on Wednesday, GECOM Chairman Justice James Patterson and the six commissioners – both Government and Opposition – were invited to a consultation with the Head of State at 11:00h at the Ministry of the Presidency.That correspondence was sent by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, on behalf of the President. It read, “I trust that in the National Interest you give this matter the urgent attention it deserves.”Opposition-nominated Commissioner at GECOM, Sase Gunraj, told Guyana Times that, going into today’s meeting, they are hoping the Head of State fulfills his constitutional obligation and set a date for elections.PPP GECOM Commissioners Robeson Benn, Bibi Shadick and Sase Gunraj“We are expecting everyone to act within the confines of the law. We are expecting GECOM to exercise and execute its constitutional mandate to hold elections within the timeframe, as is required by law, which in this case is by the March deadline. We are also expecting the President to do what he is expected to do; that is to say, name a date for elections, as he is mandated by law to do,” Gunraj stated.The Opposition Commissioner further told this newspaper that there was no meeting at the level of the Elections Commission to prepare for today’s consultation with the President.This engagement comes some two weeks after GECOM had informed President Granger that it was unable to deliver General and Regional Elections before the constitutional March 19 deadline.The Head of State had subsequently committed to supporting the elections body in its preparation for polls by providing the necessary funding needed.Government Commissioners Desmond Trotman, Vincent Alexander and Charles CorbinOn Wednesday, President Granger met with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, following which, the Head of State further committed to having credible elections at the earliest time possible, while insisting, however, that only GECOM can determine when elections are held.He noted that, “GECOM is an independent agency, and there is no part of the Constitution which gives the President or the Executive in general authority to interfere, intervene or intrude in the work of the Elections Commission.“So this is a very respectful engagement, and…we will arrange this as quickly as possible, so that the Guyanese people could be satisfied that we are moving towards elections. Of course, based on what will take place in the courts, the National Assembly, we are moving towards elections; but GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be held; GECOM has to advise,” the Head of State asserted.However, Jagdeo told reporters after Thursday’s meeting that he had reminded the President of his duty to uphold the Constitution and call elections.GECOM Chairman Justice James Patterson“The President indicated that he is prepared to discuss a date, but GECOM will have to be ready. So I clearly (said) to him that ‘You’re the President of Guyana; you have a duty to uphold the Constitution of Guyana. GECOM is a creature of the Constitution and GECOM cannot override the Constitution…’ The President said, “Why not meet GECOM jointly,” I said to him, ‘No, we have absolutely no interest in meeting GECOM jointly,’ and that he should meet GECOM himself, because he has the duty as President to call elections,” Jagdeo told reports after meeting with the President.Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, Jagdeo had proposed that elections be held by April 30, which is when the current voters’ list will expire. However, the parties were unable to arrive at an agreement regarding a date for polls during the hour long meeting.last_img read more

MMA orders Berbice farmers off lands

first_img…reassigns pastures to Govt supporters – sourceThe Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA- ADA) has issued notices to farmers occupying land at Gold Digging, Blairmont, West Bank Berbice, for them to remove with nowhere to put their life stock.Cattle in the savannah at Gold Digging, Blairmont, West Bank BerbiceWhile the cattle farmers are being forced off the land, huge portions are being gifted out to Government officials for cattle rearing, this newspaper was told.In a letter dated January 18, 2018, the MMA stated that the farmers were ordered to vacate the land by February 1, 2019, and according to the notice as from that date, those animal farmers are being deemed illegal.The notice also nullifies previous permission given by the Agriculture Ministry for the said lands to be used for cattle grazing purposes.Cattle in the savannahThe letter quotes the Section 7 of the lands Act and Section of the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority Act and Section 20 of the State Lands Act which states that trespass on State lands is an offence punishable by law. “You are hereby instructed to dismantle all erections made thereon and to vacate the aforementioned lot within the timeline stipulated in this notice,” the letter read.However, a previous document issued by the Agriculture Ministry under the MMA Act (27 of 1977/Cap 69:1 which refers to all State land under the MMA-ADA control: “The area is zoned for the specific purpose of cattle grazing; and rice cultivation shall not be permitted. It is herein reiterated that the lands are State lands and that no person has been given any exclusive rights to the area or part thereof. Persons/groups or Co-operative Societies that are in occupation or have made representation for access to the lands must check with the MMA in order to be given formal permission to do so,” the strongly worldly letter says in part.Some of the farmers are rearing a variety of animalsThe MMA has ordered the farmers to dismantle all erected structures and to remove their cattle. The farmers have been occupying the land since permission was given for it to be used for cattle back in 2005. The MMA had already started to share out the land to persons who are not known as cattle farmers.One person closely associated with a political party within the coalition Government was 200 acres while another who works with the Government has been given 300 acres for cattle rearing. Another Government supporter is also the recipient of 200 acres of land for the purpose of cattle rearing.Pooran Balmulkund, who has been rearing cattle for over 35 years, says he is totally dependent of the animals to earn a living. He has 45 heads of cattle which give him enough milk to sell to the community.“It is unfair that we are here so long on the land and that they bringing people from out of the area and give them land and we are here from since 2007 until to now,” Balmulkund said, while adding that on offer was made to the old existing farmers for occupancy. The MMA-ADA has stopped the farmers from erecting fences on the pasture. When this publication visited the savannah on Tuesday, Balmulkund pointed out piles of wood which he cut in an effort to erect fences. The fence to the western end of the pasture had been removed which now allows the animals to go into the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s cultivation area to graze. Krisonchand David has just fewer than one hundred heads of cattle in the pasture and is feeling the squeeze.He said they had erected posts and barb-wire fences but these have been pulled down.“This was done unknowing to us. Now MMA come and give us a piece of paper saying that we have to move and they bring a set of people and told us that they give them paper for the land and that we ate squatters.”David said he was one of the first farmers to utilise the savannah for the purpose of rearing cattle. He recalled that when he was there, there was thick overgrowth and he worked on clearing it to what it is today.“Now people come and see that it is clear and they come claiming the place,” he added.Meanwhile, another farmer Rajin Samaroo who has more than one hundred heads of cattle along with other animals, told Guyana Times that he feels what is being done is unfair. “We don’t have anywhere to carry the cows.”He said as a group, the farmers approached the MMA in an attempt to acquire a portion of the land for themselves for the purpose of grazing cattle. “All they do is take we names and say that they gone call and they never call…” He said they have also been threatened that if the animals are not removed they will be impounded. “This is what we as cattle farmers depend on. We have children to send to school. We have bills to pay. When MMA move us from here, where will we go? They want us to sell out the animals and after that what? Money is the easiest thing to finish.”The MMA met with the farmers last week and they were informed that enough time had been given for them to remove. Pigs, sheep and goats are also being reared in the savannah.Efforts by this publication for a comment from the MMA management on the issue proved futile.last_img read more

Four Fort St. John Northern Strikers off to B.C. Summer Games

first_imgJordynn McPherson says she enjoys the game and looks forward to having some familiar faces join her on the team for the summer games. However she admits after she tried out for the team she was worried about her odds of making the cut after sustaining a foot injury.“I like to play soccer so I’m just excited to go to Nanaimo to play. I was really excited when I found out. It’s good to know that some people from your own town will be there that you know so you’re not feeling so alone,” she says. “I felt pretty good. One of my practices though I did hurt my foot so I was a little nervous that I wasn’t going to make it because I got hurt. I was a little scared that I wasn’t going to make the team because of my injury.”Also making the trip will be twin forwards Shaun and Shay Zeunert. They say the try outs were a draining process but are looking forward to taking part in the B.C. Summer Games.- Advertisement -“It’s really exciting. It was long try outs and we had to play really hard. We didn’t know if we made the team. We were worried but excited. We’re kind of nervous because we haven’t done this before but we’re also really excited,” the Zeunerts said.The B.C. Summer Games will be held from July 17-20.last_img read more

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Israeli bid to host Messi in Jerusalem thrust politics to fore

first_imgThe original plan had been to stage the match in the northern coastal city of Haifa, at the state-of-the-art Sami Ofer stadium where Israel usually hosts international games.But Israeli sports minister Miri Regev, an outspoken hardliner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government, launched a campaign to move the venue to Jerusalem.That hit a nerve with Palestinians, already outraged by US President Donald Trump’s transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May after he recognised the disputed city as capital of Israel.Guatemala and Paraguay have since followed suit.Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev wears a dress featuring an image of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, also known as the Temple Mount, as she attends a screening at the Cannes film festival on May 17, 2017 © AFP / Antonin THUILLIERPalestinians claim the eastern part of Jerusalem, annexed by Israel in a move never recognised internationally, as the capital of their future state.Israel considers the entire city its own “indivisible” capital, and Regev has been at the forefront of the fight to win international backing for that position.Last year Regev, who is also culture minister, turned heads at the Cannes film festival when she arrived in an evening dress featuring the image of a flashpoint Islamic shrine in east Jerusalem.She has publicly supported allowing Jewish prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, currently banned for fears it could spark a backlash by Muslims.The site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is sacred in both religions and a regular scene of flare-ups between Israelis and Palestinians.Regev’s bid to host the Argentina match in Jerusalem comes after the city in May hosted one of cycling’s biggest races, the Giro d’Italia.The timing of the match carried extra symbolism as Israel celebrates 70 years since it achieved statehood and 44 years since it seized Palestinian east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.Speaking to Israeli army radio on Monday, Regev said she had released $694,400 (598,000 euros) to cover expenses incurred by the venue change.“Jerusalem is worth every shekel,” she said.“After we’ve been fighting for embassies to move to Jerusalem, there is absolutely no question.”– Israel ‘red card’ –More money came from the coffers of Comtec, the private Israeli promoter of the event, which according to Israeli and Argentine media paid up to $3 million to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) to make the June 9 game happen.Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub stands in front of a “thank you” sign addressed to Argentina’s star player Lionel Messi during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 6, 2018 © AFP / ABBAS MOMANIBut Palestinians were equally determined to stop it.Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub on Sunday urged Messi not to play in Jerusalem and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.On Wednesday Rajoub welcomed the about-turn, which he said served as a “red card” to Israel.Pro-Palestinian groups in Buenos Aires had called for protests against the match, saying that “there is nothing friendly about playing the Israeli apartheid game.”Regev’s gambit also came under fire within Israel.At a meeting of parliament’s state audit committee on Monday, chair Shelly Yachimovich raised questions about ticket allocations after only 20,000 of nearly 32,000 places went on sale to the general public.Regev said the remainder were earmarked for the promoter, sponsors, Israeli FA officials and others.Yachimovich said she had also asked sports ministry officials about a claim by one of their colleagues that Regev had conditioned her financial support for the event on having an on-pitch photo opportunity and handshake with Messi.“They strongly denied it,” Yachimovich later told Israel army radio.“We can only wait and see,” she added. “None of us would fall off our seats if it did happen.”Regev was also asked about reports that Messi had said he did not intend to shake any politician’s hand.A Palestinian woman prays near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem on the third Friday prayers of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 1, 2018 © AFP / Ahmad GHARABLIShe said she was not aware of any such statement.“Let’s wait for Messi and we’ll see who will shake hands with whom,” she said.Following the news of the Argentine retreat, Israeli media carried reports of grumblings against Regev, even among aides to Netanyahu.The premier is himself a vigorous promoter of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and has received strong backing from Regev.According to pro-Netanyahu Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, aides felt that if the match had remained in Haifa, opposition to it taking place in Israel would have been less effective.“Senior sources in Netanyahu’s circle harshly attacked minister Miri Regev for moving the game to Jerusalem,” the paper wrote.“They asked, ‘Why was this necessary?’”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi attends a training session at the FC Barcelona ‘Joan Gamper’ sports centre near Barcelona on June 6, 2018 © AFP / PAU BARRENAJERUSALEM, ZZZ, Jun 6 – Israel’s bid to stage a high-profile football match against Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem inevitably thrust politics and the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore.The Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires confirmed Tuesday that the pre-World Cup friendly international had been cancelled, citing threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.last_img read more

Torrance bulls its way to playoffs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Tartars rushed for 323 yards en route to a 48-36 victory over Lawndale at Zamperini Stadium on Friday night. With the win, Torrance (5-3, 3-0) clinched a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season and is in position for its first league title since 1984, Coach Rock Hollis said. “I figured coming in whoever had the ball last was going to win,” Hollis said. “We knew we were going to have to put up a lot of points to beat them.” Early on, Torrance’s three-pronged running attack of Michael Andrews, Keami Owens, and Ryan Davis was nearly unstoppable. Torrance marched to a 14-0 lead, scoring on its first two possessions of the game. Torrance rushed for 203 yards in the first half for a 34-14 lead. PIONEER LEAGUE: Tartars hold off spirited rally from Lawndale, remain atop standings. By Stephen McFadden CORRESPONDENT In a game that featured two high-powered rushing attacks, Torrance’s double-wing T was simply too overpowering. But after Torrance stretched its lead to 41-14 early in the third quarter, Lawndale (4-4, 0-3) rose to the challenge. The Cardinals scored three consecutive touchdowns to cut the lead to only five points with 36 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Torrance responded with a game-clinching 80-yard touchdown drive for the final margin of victory midway through the fourth quarter on Davis’ 12-yard touchdown run. Torrance quarterback Jack McCormick was 4-for-5 for 64 yards and three touchdowns. McCormick’s four completions and three passing touchdowns were both season highs for the senior. “It’s fun running the ball,” McCormick said. “But it’s nice when I get the opportunity to throw it. We liked our matchups on the outside with their corners playing tight on the run and we were really able to take advantage.” Andrews led all rushers with 146 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. He also caught a 26-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 55 yards for a score. Owens got Torrance on the board with a 6-yard run early in the first quarter. The run capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive. After forcing a three-and-out, Torrance again moved the ball with ease. McCormick connected with Andrews for a 26-yard scoring strike. Lawndale answered on Kelvin Rutledge’s 33-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 14-6. Rutledge, who finished with 140 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, was a thorn in Torrance’s side all night. On the ensuing kickoff after two personal fouls against Lawndale’s coaching staff, Andrews returned the short kick 55 yards for a score. Thomas rushed for a 10-yard touchdown to give Torrance a 28-14 lead minutes later and McCormick added a 10-yard scoring strike to Erick Kendle to go into the half with a 34-14 lead. Hollis was relieved to get the win, emphasizing the importance of execution. “It doesn’t matter who we play,” Hollis said. “We have to do our job, no matter who it is. “We have to play our game. If we are able to execute our game plan, I am pretty confident that we have a good chance to win every week.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Kids fit for a Rose Bowl-size challenge

first_imgKNBC president and general manager Paula Madison told the children in the crowd that she was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago. Since then, she has completed three marathons. “Before you watch TV, run,” Madison, 53, said. “Before you sit down on the couch, go out and get some exercise and while you’re at it, grab your mom, grab your dad, your grandfather, your grandmother, and make them join you.” Rice, 43, who not only had a 20-year career as a wide receiver in the NFL but also took second place recently on TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” said he was pleased to see so many parents at the event with their children. “Parents can get active with their kids; it’s a great time to do things together,” Rice said. “If they see you being active, they’ll know it’s something positive.” Outside the Rose Bowl, kids could scramble up two rock-climbing towers and an obstacle course in the Bally Fitness Zone, take a hip-hop class or get free health screenings, visit food demonstrations and check out interactive health booths. Paula Baird, 47, a teacher at Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palas Verdes, and her daughter, Sophia, 8, were impressed with the size of the crowd and the positive spirit. “Kids are taught to be so competitive – who’s the prettiest? Who’s the smartest?” said Baird, of San Pedro, who, along with her daughter, takes ballet lessons as a way to stay fit. “It’s really nice to come to an event that’s not competitive and where everyone’s a winner. “I have students who will give up because they can’t be the best, and I always remind them that they should strive for their personal best.” lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Nearly 10,000 children, parents and educators poured out of the Rose Bowl on Saturday for a five-kilometer run/walk at the Kids Fitness Challenge. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard told the noisy and excited crowd that they “honored” the city with their participation. “Our society is starting to realize that the benefits of affluence have an underside, and it’s obesity and diabetes,” Bogaard said afterward. “This is a great event to teach thousands of young people and all of us the importance of a healthy lifestyle.” Bogaard, 68, said he views his own regular gym workout as a “quiet time to think through the issues with perspective,” as well as a way to keep physically fit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt’s a message many youngsters at the event said they have already taken to heart. Sevada Artunyan, 11, Estineh Gerigoryan, 12, and Anasi Hosepian, 12, all of Tujunga, said they were looking forward to the 3.1-mile challenge. “We want to get strong,” Sevada said. “We want to get healthy, and not get big, and live for a long time.” Sponsored by the California Department of Health Services, Bally Total Fitness, the Daily News, KNBC (Channel 4) and others, the Kids Fitness Challenge is part of California Public Health Week. Participants included NFL legend Jerry Rice; Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, chairman of the governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla; kickboxer Ethan Minor with Bally Fitness; Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts; Channel 4 news anchor Colleen Williams; and Ryan Benson, the winner of TV’s “The Biggest Loser.” last_img read more


first_imgTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success, Nik hits the road in the Autumn for his “Me, Myself, I Tour” and will perform songs and tells tales from his impressive career and takes (potentially) awkward questions from the audience.Nik KershawNik plays An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny this Thursday night and we have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away for the gig.Simply send an email to admin@donegaldaily.com and complete the song line “I Won’t Let The Sun……” Inlcude your address and phone number and we’ll contact you before the gig. This is a rare opportunity to experience an intimate evening with the man, famously described by Elton John as: “one the best song writers of a generation”.Hits include Dancing Girls, Wouldn’t It Be Good, Drum Talk, Bogart, Gone To Pieces, Shame On You, Cloak & Dagger, Faces, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Human Racing, The Riddle.He has written a number of hits for other artists, including The One And Only for Chesney Hawkes, The Woman I Love by The Hollies, and Seventeen & Everybody Say Everybody Do by boy bad Let Loose.Over the years, Nik Kershaw has collaborated on albums with artists including Elton John, Bonnie Tyler and Gary Barlow.  WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEES 80s POP STAR NIK KERSHAW was last modified: September 2nd, 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:An Grianan TheatredonegalNik Kershawlast_img read more