Kobe Bryant’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt takes on new meaning after George Floyd murder

first_imgImage Courtesy: BBC/InstagramAdvertisement ig1eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8aq4t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bpij4Would you ever consider trying this?😱shCan your students do this? 🌚8vny8Roller skating! Powered by Firework While the world is fighting the novel Coronavirus pandemic, USA has faced a new challenge regarding the death of George Floyd due to police brutality, and the riots that have been observed all over the country, starting from Minneapolis where the murder took place. The African American, who was suffocating before he died, which has been a driving notion in the riots and protests. Amongst all the unrest, the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa shares an old photo of her husband, wearing a t-shirt that had the line ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’, which now has taken a new meaning.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BBC/InstagramA similar incident to Floyd’s murder took place back in 2014, when Eric Garner, a former horticulturist of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation was choked to death by police in Staten Island. While he was being choked, Garner had uttered ‘I can’t breathe’ 11 times. Following the tragic incident, Kobe and many other athletes of the country, including LeBron James and Derrick Rose, had wore a t-shirt with the text to honour his tragic demise.Six years later, the quote becomes relevant again, as Vanessa takes to Instagram to share a photo of Kobe wearing the t-shirt, this time,Advertisement “My husband wore this shirt years ago and yet here we are again.💔#ICANTBREATHE” Vanessa wrote in the caption.“Life is so fragile. Life is so unpredictable. Life is too short. Let’s share and embrace the beautiful qualities and similarities we all share as people. Drive out hate. Teach respect and love for all at home and school. Spread LOVE. Fight for change- register to VOTE. Do not use innocent lives lost as an excuse to loot. BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE. #BLACKLIVESMATTER❤️” she added.Following the incident last week, a number of current and former NBA players have opened up about the death of George Floyd.Basketball legend Michael Jordan took to Twitter to express his solidarity to the victim.“Being a celebrity, being an NBA player don’t exclude me from no conversations at all. First and foremost I’m a black man and I’m a member of this community… We’re raising awareness for some of the injustices that we’ve been seeing,” Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown said in Instagram live.Minnesota Timberwolves icon Karl-Anthony Towns had joined the peaceful protests in Minneapolis along with former basketball player and Floyd’s friend Stephen Jackson.The police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been taken into custody on charges of third degree murder and manslaughter.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Michael Jordan shows solidarity with protests across America: ‘We need to create systemic change!’Sakshi Dhoni reveals what MS has actually been doing during lockdown Advertisementlast_img read more

The ICC plans a Classic in Las Vegas, according to the ‘Washington Post’

first_img“We are always exploring captivating games, but at the moment the matches of the International Champions Cup are not closed”commented to Post Ben Sosenko, spokesman for the company Relevent, organizer of the international preseason tournament. The calendar of meetings will be announced in the coming weeks. The stadium’s promoter, Anschutz Entertainment Group, did not comment on the capital’s newspaper. The venue that would host the meeting in Las Vegas, the Allegiant Stadium, is in the final stages of its construction. It has been projected to host the NFL Raiders games, which will leave Oakland to settle in the Nevada desert. The budget for construction is 1,900 million dollars (1,750 million euros) and Madrid and Barça would be in charge of releasing it. The stadium will have capacity for 61,000 spectators and already has several events closed from August before the American football season begins in September.It would be the second Classic to be played on American soil in recent years. Real Madrid and Barça already saw their faces in 2017 in Miami, with victory for the Catalans by 2-3 with goals from Messi, Rakitic and Piqué. Kovacic and Marco Asensio scored the white goals.If the game was held in Las Vegas, the two eternal opponents of LaLiga Santander would meet in the Nevada desert with a stifling climate. The average maximum temperature in Las Vegas is 41ºC in July and 40ºC in August and the minimum temperatures are 20ºC and 19ºC. After the European Championship, a Classic in North America. The International Champions Cup plans to include in its calendar this summer a Barcelona-Real Madrid in Las Vegas, according to him Washington Post. The friendly between whites and Barca would serve to inaugurate the Allegiant Stadium. Another option that would be handled as an alternative to bring the Classic to the United States is the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.last_img read more

‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments “That’s my personality. I’m very vocal especially when I think I’m on the side of the truth,” Maraño told the Inquirer. The 24-year-old is playing for F2 Logistics in the coming PSL Grand Prix. “I speak out no matter what.”With almost 200,000 Twitter followers and a “Beast Mode, Don’t Care” attitude, Maraño said she hopes to inspire fellow players as well as volleyball fans to “give it their best and show the detractors how strong they are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA member of many national teams, Maraño has proven herself not only on the court where she stood her ground against taller, foreign players, but also against social media trolls who attacked the Philippine squad and the PSL.“Maybe it’s because I once defended the PSL against trolls, there was a time when I made a stand against so-called fans who were out of line,” said Maraño . Aby Marano of F2 Logistics formally accepted the role as PSL Ambassador from Mika Reyes of PetronFor its latest ambassador, Philippine Superliga wanted somebody who represents “girl power, sisterhood and strength.”The league found all that—and more—in feisty middle blocker Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She herself was surprised of the PSL’s choice of image model which used to lean on the likes of former ambassadors Mika Reyes, Cha Cruz and Gretchen Ho.“When I feel there’s a need to speak up, I never hesitate, of course I have to defend my teammates,” said Maraño.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img College leagues form sports ‘super group’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 awardlast_img read more

Let the will of the people be done

first_imgDear Editor,When Mr Charrandas Persaud voted in favour of the no-confidence motion, he was representing most of us; or, otherwise explained, he was expressing the will of the people who elected him to office. Quite contrary to what is being peddled by the PNC, that that “one man” betrayed his party and, as such, toppled the Government.This is falsehood at its worst, this erroneous theory as propagandised by the PNC: that one man caused confusion in an otherwise “settled” Government, in his quest to cause division in an otherwise “unity” Government.It is a very sick joke, if anyone should listen to them. In this regard, they are putting up stout resistance against the no-confidence motion, despite several court orders to the contrary. Their stance on this is that no one man should topple a Government, and as such they will stay in office irrespective of the laws governing a successful no-confidence motion.Well, they are ever so wrong. Mr Charrandas did not represent a single person, his representation is that of the entire nation, which in this instance is significant of the number 33, which is the majority in our Parliament. Mr Charrandas’s vote is a reflection of the pulse and heartbeat of the people of this country: that they do not have any faith in the PNC/AFC Coalition. This should have triggered an election ever since. That did not take place, due to the obstinacy of the PNC, the main partner in the coalition, because they are terrified at the very thought of facing the electorate at this time.But this is not a battle against the PPP/C or Dr Jagdeo; it is a battle against the people of Guyana, who are being kicked aside at every court case, as the Government use our own taxpayers’ money to fight against the people; billions of dollars of our money. It is outrageous, to say the least, when a Government can fight against its own people.The PNC-led Coalition is telling the people of Guyana that they have to abide by their rules, regardless. This is naked aggression against the fundamental rights of a people.However, I must herald the alarm: that, in the final analysis, the very same people will be triumphant, and they will be very severe with those who were stifling their decision to express themselves in regard to whoever governs them.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Fyrish, Scottsburg United, Young Warriors ‘A’ among victorious teams

first_imgBCB/New Building Society (NBS) 40-over tournamentThe New Building Society (NBS) Ltd 40-over Second Division Cricket tournament organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continued on Sunday last, although heavy rainfall affected the completion of most of the matches in the second round.Several matches were completed, and among the teams registering victories were Fyrish, #72 Cut and Load, D’Edward, Scottsburg United, Young Warriors ‘A’, # 70 Spartan CC, Bush Lot Rising Stars and #72 All Stars.Delbert Hicks has continued to churn out centuriesThe tournament is being contested by a total of 80 teams divided into 18 zones. The teams would play each other on a round robin basis, and then the winner of each zone would advance to the playoff segment.The BCB/NBS Second Division tournament is the largest cricket tournament in the West Indies in terms of the number of participating teams. Last year’s tournament was completed in a record four months, with Rose Hall Town Bakewell defeating D’Edward in the finals to lift the title.The highlight of the rain- affected round were centuries recorded by Scottsburg United’s Saif Kamal, with 103 not out; D’Edward’s Heralall Bridgelall, with 109; Delbert Hicks of Rose Hall Tigers, with 113 not out; and Ronald Gransown of Bush Lot Rising Stars, who smashed 124.Devanand Chatterpaul of #72 Cut and Load had the best bowling figures of six wickets for six runs from five overs.Scores from the matches played are as follows: Fyrish defeated Tamarind Root by 34 runs at Hampshire. Fyrish scored 219 all out in 37 overs, with Chandradat Roopnarine making 32, Javed Mohammed 62, Troy Mathieson 44, and Sayad Bacchus 29.B. Madramootoo took 4 for 39 from 8 overs; Michael Ramdhial took 3 for 40 from 8 overs, and S. Joseph took 2 for 25 from 7 overs.Tamarind Root scored 185 all out in 27.1 overs, with R. Deonarine making 38 and D. Rangasammy taking 4 for 32 from 8 overs, while Troy Mathieson took 4 for 37 from 7.1 overs.#72 Cut and Load defeated #66 by 10 wickets at #66 ground. #66 scored 19 all out in 12.2 overs, with J.Boodhan and V. Harry each making three runs, while Devanand Chatterpaul took 6 for 6 from 4.2 overs, including two maidens. #72 Cut and Load made 20 without loss in 2.3 overs, with Rishi Persaud and Trishan Ramdass each making 10 not out.#70 Spartans defeated Crabwood Creek all Family Cricket Club by nine wickets at the #70 Ground. CWC All family CC made 56 all out in 15.2 overs, with S. Dhanraj scoring 18 and J. Bachan 15. Rayan Yacoob took 4 for 27 from 4 overs, and D.K Mathura took 5 for 2 from 4 overs, including 3 maidens.#70 Spartans made 57 for 1 from 4.2 overs, with Omesh Mathura registering 42 not out.Scottsburg United defeated #70 Young Blood by 58 runs at the # 71 Cricket Ground. Scottsburg United made 228 for 8 from 20 overs, with Saif Kamal recording 103, Nicholas Ceres 25 and Shadab Rasheed 42. M.Azrudin took 3 for 24 from 3 overs and Fyzal Khan took 2 for 28 from 4 overs.#70 Young Blood made 172 all out in 19.3 overs. M.Azrudin scored 54; R. Rampersaud 17, and Reaud Alli 40. Akhtar Nahar took 3 for 18 from 4 overs, and Saif Kamal took 3 for 36 from 4 overs.#72 All Stars defeated #68 Turn Team by six wickets at the #68 Ground. # 68 Turn Team made 156 for 7 from 25 overs, with T. Persaud scoring 26; P. Persaud 63 and D. Ghanie 17. Pradeep Gobind took 3 for 16 from 5 overs, including one maiden, and A. Hemchan took 2 for 33 from 5 overs including two maidens.#72 All Stars made 159 for 5 from 19.3 overs. G. Chatterpaul scored 37, P.Chatterpaul 38, and A. Hemchand 23. J.Hulsee took 2 for 30 from 5 overs and T. Persaud took 2 for 29 from 5 overs.Young Warriors ‘A’ defeated Police by 58 runs at Cumberland. YWCC ‘A’ scored 190 for 7 from 20 overs, with Alex Algoo making 30, and Kassim Khan 18; while K. Amsterdam took 2 for 31 from 4 overs and T. Drakes took 2 for 28 from 4 overs.Police were 138 all out in 18 overs. K. Amsterdam made 66, G. Byass 18, and T. Drakes 34. S. Khan took 3 for 14 from 3 overs, while Suresh Dhanai, Kassim Khan, Trevon Stanislaus and Amir Khan each had one wicket.Bush Lot Rising Stars defeated Achievers by 3 runs at the Bush Lot Cricket Ground. Bush Lot Rising Stars made 186 all out in 24.2 overs, with Renald Gransown contributing 128, Yovendra Budhu 19, and Dellon Joseph 20.Sherwyn Peterkin took 2 for 31 from 5 overs, as Achievers registered 183 for 7 from 25 overs. Odel Miller contributed 74, Akeem Blackman 39 and Collis Noble 13. Dellon Joseph took 4 for 30 from 5 overs.D’Edward defeated Blairmont Remnant by 171 runs. D’Edward scored 254 for 5 from 30 overs, with Altaf Khan contributing 17, Heralall Bridgelall 109, and Abdool Subhan 104. W. Subhan took 2 for 38 from 6 overs and K. Boodwa took one for 45 from 6 overs.Blairmont Remnant registered 84 all out in 18.1 overs. F. Subhan made 27, K. Singh made 31 and K. Boodwa 19. Devindra Lalsa took 2 for 16 from 6 overs, while Keith Fraser took 3 for 19 from 4.1 overs and Hemraj Harilall took 3 for 40 from 6 overs.Rose Hall Tigers defeated Whim by 78 runs at Whim. Rose Hall Tigers registered 231 for 5 from 30 overs, with Mark Pappannah recording 32, Delbert Hicks 113 not out, and Randolph Lewis 21.K. Deonarine took 2 for 15 from 3 overs, while Whim recorded 153 all out in 27 overs. Mahendra Charran contributed 34, Wazir Tashir 35, and Surendra Budhu 36. Khemraj Mahadeo took 2 for 31 from 6 overs, and Randolph Lewis took 2 for 26 from 6 overs.last_img read more

China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’

first_img0Shares0000China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee © AFP/File / JOHANNES EISELEBEIJING, China, Sep 30 – China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season.The association said on its website that Villas-Boas was fined 40,000 yuan ($6,000) as well as barred from the touchline for four Chinese Super League games and four other “official games” hosted by the FA. The ban comes as Shanghai SIPG are four points behind league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande with just four games to go in the championship.The FA said the Portuguese manager “insulted” and made “insulting gestures” at the referee during the 78th minute of Shanghai SIPG’s 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan on September 22.“Respect for the rules, referees, fans, opponents and the game is what we asked of all football players,” the FA said.Villas-Boas was already banned for two games by the FA earlier this season over a social media post.On Tuesday, the Asian Football Confederation fined him $14,000 for making “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, which his team won, though he escaped a ban.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool manager expects ‘talented players’ to stay at Anfield

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects some of his fringe players to leave before the end of the transfer window, having told everyone in his squad where they stand this season.Despite a good opening win at Stoke, much of this week has seen some of those who were not involved in the game air their frustrations in the media, with left-backs Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique both giving interviews to the Spanish press.Enrique, who claimed he, Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli had been “alienated” by Rodgers having been made to train separately from the main squad, seems one of the likely exits.The future of midfielder Lucas Leiva is also in doubt as he was left out of the squad at the Britannia Stadium with reports claiming he had fallen out with the manager.Of that quartet, the Brazil international will be the easiest to offload – Enrique, Balotelli and, to a lesser extent, Borini are reluctant to give up their significant wages – with a number of Italian clubs interested, and, while Rodgers was not definitive on names, he accepts some will want out if they view their chances as limited for this campaign.“It is natural at this stage of the season there will be moves for sure for some players,” he said.“What is clear is that every player is understanding of exactly where he stands in the squad.“The spirit is strong but of course it is a difficult situation with the transfer market still being open until the end of the month.“There is always going to be that speculation but I am sure there will be movement of some of the players that obviously want to play.”However, while he is happy to let some players go Rodgers insists the likes of Moreno and Lazar Markovic, brought in last summer for £12million and £20million respectively, still have a part to play this campaign.“Both players are very talented players,” he said.“Maybe for the first time in their footballing careers – especially as they are so young – they are finding themselves not being a regular.“They know very well, with the conversations we have had, it is a long, tough season and they will be needed and when the opportunity comes you take that and keep yourself in the team.“There is no player here that hasn’t been told that.” Lucas Leiva 1last_img read more


first_imgTonight, in an extended episode, Nora Owen will crown Ireland’s first ever Junior Mastermind Champion – and Donegal boy Jack Meenan is hoping he will be the winner.From the hundreds that applied only 5 finalists aged 10 or 11 have made it to the Grand Final and all have chosen brand new specialist subjects.Jack Meenan, 11, from Castlefin has picked a new Specialist Subject: Tin Tin the Great Adventurer – for tonight’s final on TV3. Jack plays Gaelic Football for Robert Emmet’s and plays soccer basketball and tennis.He plays Mastermind on TV at home with his parents. He is inspired by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and his mum, who he says is the smartest ‘girl I know’.He also loves watching American Football and playing video games.Who will survive best the famous black chair and walk away with the Eason’s book voucher, the Salmon of Knowledge trophy and the title of Junior Mastermind….. All will be revealed tonight at 6.40pm on TV3.DONEGAL BOY JACK, 11, IN BID TO BE TV3 JUNIOR MASTERMIND was last modified: December 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:11DONEGAL BOY JACKIN BID TO BE TV3 JUNIOR MASTERMINDlast_img read more

DONE DEAL! John Terry signs one-year contract with Aston Villa

first_imgREAD MORE: John Terry snubbed Premier League stay as he didn’t want to play against beloved Chelsea, reveals Swansea boss Paul Clement‘I’d like to wish John Terry well, but it’s difficult for me to do that!’ – Birmingham assistant boss Kevin Bond on defender’s decision to join Aston Villa“I am delighted to join Aston Villa,” Terry told Villa’s official website.“It’s a club I have admired from afar for many years – there are fantastic facilities at Bodymoor Heath, Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there’s a good group of players here, with an experienced and successful manager in Steve Bruce.“I can’t wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season.” Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of John Terry on a one-year deal. The 36-year-old defender became a free agent on July 1 after ending his 22-year career with Chelsea.He had a host of suitors in the Premier League as well as Villa’s cross-city rivals Birmingham, with new boss Harry Redknapp telling talkSPORT he was keen on landing the former England captain.But Terry has opted for a move to Villa Park after meeting with manager Steve Bruce on holiday earlier this summer, having reportedly been offered the chance of moving into coaching at the club.The centre-back made over 700 appearances for Chelsea, captaining them on almost 600 occasions, and won 15 major trophies including five Premier League titles. 1 #WelcomeJT: John Terry will wear the No.2⃣6⃣ shirt this season…#AVFC #PartOfThePride pic.twitter.com/wS9ebj5gvk— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 3, 2017 John Terry last_img read more