Community News Officials, Residents Respond to Pending Reopening of Rose Bowl Loop Popular spot opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 3:37 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Local residents and elected officials responded positively to the pending reopening of the Rose Bowl Loop on Wednesday.“It’s a good decision and I’m looking forward to the city, finding ways to make sure that everybody is safe and practicing appropriate guidelines when using the loop,” said nearby resident Geoff Baum.The City Council affirmed the City Manager’s decision to reopen the popular exercise destination at Monday’s meeting.“Now we are requiring that people adhere to physical distancing and that they wear face coverings,” said Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.Derderian said the loop will open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.Derderian emphasized the importance of wearing proper face covering while exercising.“I really want to emphasize that although the next few days are expected to be cooler during the day when you exert yourself and you’re wearing face covering, or especially a mask, that could lead to medical issues. So if you’re going to be running bicycling, anything where you’re really exerting yourself cardio wise, please wear a bandana or a type of loose fitting face covering, so that you can breathe easier than if you’re wearing a mask.Local residents must now practice social distancing, the loop will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking Lot I will be open for parking.Parking will be limited to 90 minutes and strictly enforced.Seco Street and Washington Boulevard will remain open for east/west traffic. Lot I will be staffed from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for parking according to a city staff report.Staff will monitor attendance at the loop and remind and encourage physical distancing when necessary.About 2,800 people visit the loop every day, according to a city staff report.“People want to get out and we understand that,” said Councilman Gene Masuda. “We understand, but we have to make sure it’s safe.”The City Council has discussed closing the area to traffic several times and now traffic will be banned per the recommendation to reopen the area.“It’s always been viewed as a sort of a super pedestrian environment,” said Mayor Terry Tornek. “And the circulation for the most part, you know, is not critical to the overall circulation pattern of the city.”Tornek said he didn’t want to predict the outcome.“If it’s successful, I would think that we would consider doing it on a permanent basis,” Tornek said. “So this may be one of the happy results of this whole nightmare.”City Manager Steve Mermell closed the popular exercise area in March soon after the Safer at Home order was issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom after visitors to the loop did not follow social distancing guidelines.“Now we are opening the loop, because, there’s been some thought that possibly the worst is behind us,” Kennedy said. “I’m not there yet. I’m okay with a measured opening, but I’m just not there yet. I’m not sure that we are, in front of this pandemic yet.”The city has moved from its initial response phase of attempting to control the virus to include a recovery phase, which has included reopening parts of city government and discussions with local merchants.Last week, the city reopened some businesses and issued an order requiring them to do curbside business.Sixty-five local residents have died from complications due to the virus. However, from Friday to Monday the city reported no news deaths.Tornek said that the city still has not defeated the virus.“We’re doing it because we think we have some better handle on what the rate of infection is,” Tornek said. “And if the rate of infection gets away from us, and it explodes on us, then we’re right back to where we were in terms of the danger of overtaxing overwhelming the, uh, the medical system and not having enough ventilators and not having enough ICU beds. 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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been selected as a candidate for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS award. Bachrodt has started all 108 games in her career and is on the verge of scoring 1,000 points. She is a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, the 2018 MVC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time MVC All-Defensive team pick. Bachrodt, who has scored 945 points, is No. 8 all-time at Drake in career steals with 208 in addition to making 156 career three-pointers, handed out 291 assists and pulled down 500 career rebounds. Bachrodt is one of sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on-and-off the court and were selected as candidates for the prestigious award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The men’s and women’s candidates will be narrowed to two fields of 10 finalists in February, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. NCAA Women’s Basketball Candidates:Kristine Anigwe, Cal Berkeley Allison Arens, South Dakota Sammie Bachrodt, Drake Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls State Allazia Blockton, Marquette Bianca Boggs, William & Mary Kalani Brown, Baylor KeKe Calloway, Mercer Bridget Carleton, Iowa State Napheesa Collier, Connecticut Sophie Cunningham, Missouri Asia Durr, Louisville Mart’e Grays, DePaulMegan Gustafson, Iowa Presley Hudson, Central Michigan Megan Huff, UtahParis Kea, North CarolinaJessica Kovatch, Saint FrancisDeanna Kuzmanic, AlabamaKitija Laksa, South FloridaKennedy Leonard, ColoradoTeaira McCowan, Mississippi StateMacy Miller, South Dakota StateTeniya Page, Penn StateKatie Powell, UNLVTori Schickel, ButlerAlanna Smith, StanfordHallie Thome, MichiganBrianna Turner, Notre DameCourtney Woods, Northern Illinois Print Friendly Version Bachrodt, who earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors last season, is a finance major with a 3.59 cumulative grade point average and on track to graduate in May, 2019. Bachrodt and her teammates have completed more than 1,000 volunteer hours in each of her first three seasons and are on track to accomplish the community service initiative once again in 2018-19. Habitat for Humanity, Meals from the Heartland and Plymouth Place are just a few of the organizations, Bachrodt has volunteered with during her time at Drake. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com. Among the 60 candidates, all are in excellent academic standing with 13 having grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Twenty-five athletes are returning to the court this season after receiving All-America honors, and 54 of the candidates earned all-conference honors for their performances a year ago. Each of the candidates also volunteers his or her time with charitable organizations and causes while upholding a reputation for positive character on campus and in the community.
QPR boss Mark Hughes is confident Armand Traore will make a swift recovery from his hamstring problem.Traore was injured during last week’s victory over Liverpool and missed the 3-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.This weekend’s game against Traore’s former club Arsenal may come too soon for the player, but Hughes is hopeful he will soon be available again.“It’s a grade-one hamstring problem so not too serious. We’re keeping an eye on him and he should hopefully be fine soon,” said Hughes.Click here to test your knowledge with our QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Surrounded by steel reeds, the amphitheatre overlooks the sanctuary with its ever-burning flame, and also offers an impressive view of Pretoria.(Image: Janine Erasmus) The wall of names honours those who gave their lives for freedom.(Image: Jenny Tennant) Citizens may submit names to the Freedom Park Trust for verification and inclusion on the wall of remembrance.(Image: Jenny Tennant) Eleven stones in the Isivivane, the spiritual resting place of the ancestors, represent South Africa’s nine provinces, the national government, and the international community.(Image: Janine Erasmus)The Voortrekker Monument is located on neighbouring Monument Hill.(Image: Janine Erasmus)MEDIA CONTACTS • Ilse PosseltPR, Freedom Park Trust+27 12 336 4103 or +27 79 515 3371Janine ErasmusAs you drive into Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, two structures can be seen on two adjacent hillsides, silhouetted against the sky. Both are monuments to historical struggles for freedom in the country, although they’re different in character.To the left, on Monument Hill, stands the square outline of the Voortrekker Monument, a granite-like edifice inaugurated in 1949 and filled with heroic sculptures commemorating the Great Trek – the difficult 19th-century journey the Boers took into the country’s interior in a bid to escape the grip of British colonialism in the Cape. It was declared a national monument in 2011.First seen from the highway as poles that seem to move against the sky, the monument on Salvokop Hill, to the right, is more thoughtful, less imposing. This is the 52-hectare Freedom Park, inaugurated in 2002 and opened in 2007, a place celebrating liberation from the apartheid system put in place largely by the descendants of those same Voortrekkers.The two sites were directly linked on 16 December 2011 – the annual Day of Reconciliation – when President Jacob Zuma opened a road that had been built especially for the purpose. The connection between the two is also intended to symbolise the reconciliation taking place among the people of South Africa.“The access road linking Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park, appropriately named Reconciliation Road, marks a poignant milestone of our young democracy,” said arts and culture minister Paul Mashatile at the time.South Africa’s democracy is celebrated every year on 27 April, a public holiday known as Freedom Day. It marks the country’s first-ever democratic elections which took place on this day in 1994, and reminds all citizens that the freedom enjoyed today was hard-won and should not be squandered.“We celebrate, cherish and honour the memory of 27 April 1994 as a culmination of many years of people’s struggles to liberate themselves, both nationally and internationally,” said Zuma during the 2012 celebrations. “It is a day that represents peace, unity, and the restoration of human dignity of all South Africans. In doing so we want to ensure that our people never take our freedom for granted.”Belonging to all South AfricansDesigned as a place for pilgrimage and inspiration, Freedom Park represents the vision for which so many South Africans fought and died. It is a key presidential legacy project and was established in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which saw a need for symbolic reparation of South Africa’s tumultuous history.Officially handed over to South Africans on Youth Day, 16 June 2002, the park was described by then-president Thabo Mbeki as “the fulcrum of our vision to heal and reconcile our nation”. Youth Day commemorates 16 June 1976, when schoolchildren in Soweto, and soon across the country, rose up to protest against the forced use of Afrikaans in their schools.The Soweto uprising was one of many fatal conflicts that could have taken South Africa into a civil war – but democracy won the day and Freedom Park calls upon everyone to acknowledge this phenomenon and be inspired.“Clearly, one of the most practical ways of doing this is through a monument such as the Freedom Park,” said Mbeki at the handing over.The park is run and developed by the Freedom Park Trust, a parastatal organisation that receives funding from the Department of Arts and Culture. Freedom Park belongs to all South Africans, says the Freedom Park Trust, and it is essential that they take ownership of the project and participate fully at various levels.Construction started on Freedom Park in 2003. Every element has been chosen for its symbolism and meaning, and names of elements are drawn from all 11 official languages of South Africa.Phase One saw the building of the access road and ring road, parking area, the information centre, ablution facilities, Isivivane, and the Mveledzo (Venda, meaning “success”) spiral path that takes visitors around the park.During the intermediary phase, the S’khumbuto memorial area, comprising the gallery of leaders, amphitheatre, line of poles, sanctuary and eternal flame, and wall of names, as well as the Moshate hospitality and exhibition area were completed.Phase Two is also complete. This includes the interactive exhibition area //hapo as well as the Vhuawelo (Venda, meaning “nesting place”) garden and walkway, parking lot, curio shop, restaurant and kiosk. In the later stages of the phase, the office building and access road to the Voortrekker Monument were completed.//hapo is a Khoi/San word that means “dream”. The Khoi believe that a dream cannot be a dream until it is shared with the community, and this area will share the history of South Africa with the world.A place of remembrance and contemplationVisitors to Freedom Park can wander around on their own, or opt for a guided tour, which sets off every day at 9h00, 12h00 and 15h00, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day. Music can be heard at intervals, revolutionary songs which were sung during the struggle.S’khumbuto (a Swati word meaning “memorial”) is the venue’s major element and is located right on the top of the hill with a panoramic view of historically important sites, including the majestic Union Buildings, Fort Klapperkop, Fort Skanskop, and the Voortrekker Monument. The multi-purpose amphitheatre can accommodate about 2 000 people for national events and commemorations.The area is replete with history. The Union Buildings house the office of South Africa’s president, and form the governmental seat. The buildings were designed by eminent architect Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1910 – the year that the Union of South Africa was established.The forts on Klapperkop and Skanskop were built by Boer forces during the South African War (also known as the Anglo-Boer War) to protect Pretoria from the British.The 200 steel poles – the tallest of which is 32m high – that almost completely encircle S’khumbuto symbolise the reed, because in African culture reeds imply birth and regeneration. White lights at the top of each signify clarity, peace, unity and tranquillity. Initially these lights were red to create awareness of the construction that was going on, but because red also means danger the lights were later changed to white. Now there are just three red lights, for aviation safety.Honouring those who fellOther elements in S’khumbuto include an ever-burning flame to honour unsung heroes and heroines who made sacrifices for their country. There is also a sanctuary, where visitors can light candles, honour their loved ones, or simply sit in solitude to reflect on past events in South Africa.A wild olive tree, planted by President Mbeki as a symbol of peace, looks down on the amphitheatre. The plaque reads “Motho ke motho ka batho” which means “A person is a person because of others”, the core principle of the African philosophy of ubuntu.The gallery of leaders honours exemplary men and women who were instrumental in shaping our world for the better – and not necessarily South Africans.The impressive wall of names, 697m in total length, is inscribed with the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the conflicts.The wall is divided into separate sections for each conflict and has space for about 120 000 names. The wall is far from full and people are encouraged to submit names on the Freedom Park website for verification. This will ensure that those who struggled for freedom are deservedly honoured. Names are not arranged in alphabetical order in order to simplify the inscription process and to avoid having to rearrange the whole wall should a name be submitted later than others.To date, about 75 000 names of the South African fallen have been verified for inscription.Next to S’khumbuto is Moshate (a Pedi word that refers to the place where the king resides), a top-level hospitality suite that can be used for negotiations and the signing of agreements, as well as presidential and diplomatic functions.Paying homage to traditionFurther down the Mveledzo path, the visitor comes across Isivivane, the symbolic resting place of all those who died in the many significant conflicts that helped to shape South Africa. Among these are the precolonial conflicts, slavery, genocide, wars of resistance, the South African (Anglo-Boer) War, the first and second world wars, and the liberation struggle.The area has been cleared of alien vegetation, leaving only indigenous plants in the soil, making this a truly South African place.Isivivane is situated on the eastern side of the hill. It is surrounded by tumbling waterfalls and packed layers of stones, symbolising the traditional practice of placing a stone when visiting a graveside. It’s logistically impossible to accommodate every visitor in this way, so stones have been neatly packed to symbolise their laying on a grave. And water is the symbol of everlasting life – it also helps to diffuse the noise that drifts up from the freeway below.Isivivane is a holy place. During its construction religious leaders from all faiths performed cleansing rituals in the nine provinces of South Africa as a closure to conflicts from the past, and to lend their weight to the call for symbolic reparation and healing that came out of the TRC proceedings.The central feature of Isivivane is a ring of eleven standing stones, the Lesaka. Nine of these stones have been brought from the provinces – one from each – and the other two, which were lifted from the Freedom Park construction site, symbolise the South African nation and the international community, which supported the country through its years of struggle.The stones were carefully chosen. The Northern Cape stone comes from the battlefield of Magersfontein, a South African War site where the Boers defeated the British in 1899. The KwaZulu-Natal stone comes from the place known as emaKhosini, the Valley of Kings where Zulu rulers are buried. The Limpopo stone comes from Mapungubwe, the site of one of the earliest kingdoms on the subcontinent and one of South Africa’s eight world heritage sites.Mpumalanga’s green verdite stone comes from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, where fossils dating back 3.6-million years have been found. The stone from the North West is taken from Monthibestad, an area of historical importance. The Free State boulder comes from Winburg, where women marched in 1913 under the leadership of struggle heroine Charlotte Maxexe, in protest against pass laws.Gauteng’s stone was taken from Mamelodi in Pretoria, where police reacted in 1986 with brutality against marchers who were demonstrating peacefully, killing 13. The stone represents similar incidents around South Africa. The stone from the Eastern Cape comes from Bulhoek, where the Israelites, a religious sect, were set upon by a government artillery unit in 1921. And finally, the stone from the Western Cape was lifted from Table Mountain, another world heritage site.Steam seeps from beneath the stones at intervals of two minutes. The steam stands for cleansing and purity, and also acknowledges the burning of incense, used by many religious groups in their rituals.To the side stands an umlahlankosi tree, also commonly known as the Apiesdoring or monkey thorn tree, beneath which is a semi-circle for seating. This is the Legotla, a place where issues of the community traditionally are dealt with. Here visitors can sit in the presence of the ancestors and discuss and contemplate various topics.Once the tour experience is concluded, the Uitspanplek (Afrikaans, meaning “resting place”), serves as a picnic site for visitors, and a place to relax afterwards.
Startups are fast-paced, sometimes hectic places to work. In the early days, everyone wears multiple hats and is expected to lend a hand where needed, leading to close bonds between team members.But when a startup stars to become successful – and outgrows its all-hands-on-deck philosophy – the founder’s job is to make sure that the company can properly scale to cope with the new reality. It’s a good problem to have, of course, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.So we asked six successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to share some of their growing pains and errors – and their advice for others in the same (lucky) boat. 1. Implement A Consistent Recruiting CultureA big mistake is not implementing a culture adept at consistently recruiting talent for all jobs. One summer, we had to hire 20 teachers within two months. Our HR manager felt pressured to hire fast and didn’t follow our interview process (blame me). We ended up hiring good teachers – but not excellent teachers. The excuses from the HR manager were pressure, time and the rigid interviewing process. The truth is that we hadn’t built a database since our founding, and we wasted time looking for new people when we could have followed up with previously approved, highly qualified candidates. – Derek Capo, Next Step China 2. Let Top-Level Players Focus On Their StrengthsMy CFOs and other finance professionals are financial experts and great at what they do. They also have strong client-service skills, but they are not salespeople. Business development is not their forte. When our company started expanding, I attempted to push my top-level players into that biz dev direction. I quickly realized that a growing company will be stronger if you manage your expectations about the strengths and abilities of your top-level team and don’t distract them with responsibilities better handled by someone else. Now, I let my executive team work to their strengths and look for other scalable ways to develop my business. – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services 3. Establish A Cohesive Company EnvironmentCompany culture sets the tone for work ethic, creativity and productivity at a company. When our team was 10 people strong, we regularly took company breaks and played soccer tennis at the park. Whenever we took breaks, we did it as a unit – ensuring that no one felt like they were working harder than anyone else. However, when we grew to 20 people, the company departments started branching off and taking breaks on their own and leaving the office at separate times. It eventually turned into a culture where different departments felt like the other departments weren’t pulling their weight. The company needs to define the work culture from the beginning and encourage team members to build a fun and productive environment. – Jun Loayza, Reputation Hacks 4. Encourage OwnershipAs the beauty salon industry is projected to grow, our clientele and our staff grows. Our company culture has to be clearly defined by our top-level players. During our mini-meetings and mid-year or annual reviews, I always ask, “What do you think (about our training, our team, the support you are receiving, etc.)?” We recently had to increase our work hours to accommodate our clients. Instead of making the executive decision to change everyone’s schedule, our top players gave me input on where to add hours. The biggest mistake I made was in hiring new employees without the input of top-level employees. We ended up with employees who refused to be respectful to teammates. Now, I have each employee meet candidates while I interview them to get to know them and ask questions. – Nancy T. Nguyen, Sweet T Salon 5. Offer Opportunities To LeadInterns test leadership potential and team dynamics. We’re gradually building staff, but the seasonal ebb and flow of interns give the staff an opportunity to lead a variety of personalities. Right now, we have 10 interns, but we’ve had as many as 20 people from every walk of life crammed into every corner of our office, challenging themselves and us in new ways while learning business skills. At this point, my team and I have worked with what feels like every type of individual out there. So even when it came to a direct hire for our Head of Marketing position, we knew that our top contender’s enthusiasm, love of ping pong and positive “team spirit” attitude was a great fit. In turn, he’s been an encouraging and collaborative leader. – Manpreet Singh, Seva Call 6. Create A Culture of LearningMy philosophy is that no matter how good we are at something, we could always be doing something better. Building a company is going to be messy, and mistakes are going to be made. In fact, if mistakes are not being made, I might argue that you’re not pushing yourself hard enough. The goal is to make the mistakes in non-critical situations so those mistakes will be avoided in a critical situation. I’m very transparent with our top-level team about where I’ve fallen short and what I’m doing to improve my skills as a CEO. This has helped to create a culture where we’re all learning together, and admitting you made a mistake is okay. – Anderson Schoenrock, ScanDigital AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… scott gerber How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … Related Posts
If you want to be productive tomorrow, then set yourself up the night before.Prepare for your morning routine: Before I go to bed, I set the coffee pot to go off 10 minutes before I wake up. I also prepare water bottles if I am running in the morning (I rotate between running in the morning and running in the evening, based on my work and travel schedules). I start my day in my office with mindfulness meditation, a journal entry, and writing. I find my writing is better and comes easier first thing in the morning. The only thing I need to get straight to work is a cup of coffee and a blank page with a blinking cursor.Your morning routine is likely very different than mine. But the more you do to prepare yourself, the faster you can get to work. You are setting the tone for your whole day during your first hours each day.Review your calendar: I always review my calendar for the following day the night before. It’s likely that I have already prepared for my meetings, but I like to get a look at the following day so I know what the next day looks like. This only takes a few minutes, but I can’t complete the final action on this list until I review my appointments. I need to know what I am doing and where I have space.Take a look at your calendar. Make sure that you are fully prepared for the meetings and commitments you have for the following day.Write down your priorities or to-do list: I can normally achieve three or four major outcomes in a day. I review and plan my week on Sundays, but I have so many action items that pour in from meetings, phone calls, email, and texts, that I have to make time to reevaluate my priorities and sometimes renegotiate commitments on a daily basis.After you have looked at your calendar, you can review your task list and schedule the time to do your real work (the proactive, important, intentional, purpose stuff, not the reactive stuff that tends to crowd out your real work if you let it).This is winding down work, not winding up work. Doing this work the night before gives your productivity a running start by giving you back time. It also lets you do purposeful work right out of the starting gate and build momentum.
QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ As per Sole Collector, the new shoe will be called the Kobe 360 and Bryant used the word “lightweight” as the all-encompassing feature.“It’s really a challenging duality,” said Bryant in the report. “How can you create something that is so lightweight, so minimal without compromising stability? Without compromising performance it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Kobe 360 will be Bryant’s fifth line joining the Kobe, Venomenon, Kobe Mentality, and Mamba Instinct lines.“As Kobe continues to push us, this product represents a breakthrough in how shoes are designed and made,” said Parker. LATEST STORIES Read Next Standhardinger or Ravena? San Miguel to pick first in 2017 PBA Draft Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant attends a promotional event organized by the sports brand Nike, for the inauguration of the infrastructure improvements of a local basketball playground at the Jean-Jaures sports hall “Le Quartier”, in Paris on October 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZKobe Bryant had already settled into retirement but that doesn’t mean he would stop from being an influence in the sneaker-wearing community.At Nike’s Investor Day in Portland, Bryant joined Nike CEO Mark Parker in announcing his new signature sneaker.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort After trailing 72-48 heading into the fourth, the Bulldogs managed to cut the deficit to nine, 79-70, with J-Jay Alejandro capping off a 22-7 run with a three-pointer 2:57 left in the game.The Falcons, though, kept its composure and answered back to take a 13-point lead, 85-72, after Jerrick Ahanmisi drilled a long two-pointer with 1:52 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren, though, wasn’t happy with the way his team handled the lead late into the game.“We’re not that good of a team to relax, we got that lead because we played the way we we’re supposed to do,” said Pumaren. Read Next FILE – Adamson guard Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University tightened its hold of the third spot after scoring a commanding 90-77 win over National University in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons picked up their second straight win and improved to 8-4 while the Bulldogs are at solo sixth with a 4-7 record after missing a chance to tie Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines for the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:43Pagasa: LPA strengthens into Tropical Depression ‘Perla’02:28UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NU eyes share of UAAP Cheerdance history; UP back View comments “When we let our egos get involved, that [blown lead] could happen, we’re just lucky we were up 20-plus points at the start of the fourth.”Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta led Adamson with 16 points apiece while Papi Sarr had a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double. Alejandro led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Rev Diputado added 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT