More than 30 minutes after his teammates had departed the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room at Philips Arena in Atlanta Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant finally emerged from the training area, walking gingerly and looking angry.It was more than the fact that his team that is vying for a Western Conference playoff spot lost to the Hawks, who played without injured starters Jeff Teague and Josh Smith. It was more than about being injured on the potential game-tying shot attempt. It was how he was and who caused the future Hall of Famer’s pain.“I can’t get my mind past the fact that I got to wait a year to get revenge,” said Bryant, who claimed Jones invaded his space when he went up for a baseline 14-footer that would have tied the game in the final seconds. Bryant came down on Jones’ foot, turning his left ankle.He had x-rays taken after the Hawks’ 96-92 victory; results were negative. He was listed as out indefinitely. But Bryant’s pain tolerance level and will to play is virtually unprecedented.Asked if he thought Jones intentionally tried to hurt him, Bryant said: “I don’t ever want to put that on somebody, I really don’t. I just think players need to be made conscious of it and I think officials need to protect shooters. Period.”It had to increase Bryant’s angst that it was Jones at the center of this situation, for it was Jones who was called for a flagrant foul for intentionally tripping Bryant in Game 4 of the 2009 Western Conference finals when he played for the Denver Nuggets.Bryant, who erupted for 20 points in the third quarter but otherwise had a horrible shooting night (31 points on 11-for-33 shooing), said: “As defensive players, you can contest shots, but you can’t walk underneath players. That’s dangerous for the shooter.”Bryant later added on Twitter: “#dangerousplay that should have been called. Period.”Jones responded via Twitter: “Tape doesn’t lie. Ankle was turned on the floor after the leg kick out that knocked him off balance. I would never try to hurt the man.He later added: “Leg kick that makes contact with a defensive player is an offense foul. Period. The nba changed that rule 2 yrs ago. Stop it!”Bryant drew comparisons of former NBA player Jalen Rose’s similar maneuver in 2000 where he moved in when Bryant was airborne, causing Bryant to land on his foot and turn his ankle. “He Jalen Rose’d me,” Bryant said of Jones on Wednesday night.Rose admitted on “The Jalen Rose Show,” a podcast on ESPN.com’s Grantland Network, back in September that he purposely stepped under Bryant. “I can’t say that it was an accident,” Rose said.
Jonathan Halvorson FacebookTwitter Posted: July 1, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Starlight Theater in Balboa Park was damaged when a large tree fell Monday morning.A Save Starlight spokesperson said no one was injured.Tree removal crews worked to cut and remove the tree from Monday morning. July 1, 2019 Large tree falls onto the Starlight Theater in Balboa Park
Twitter The B-52’s 40th Anniversary Tour includes a handful of festival dates in the U.S. and Europe, along with global headline dates. Following their first three fest performances in the U.S. in May, the group jumps over to Europe for June and July.On Aug. 1, they will play in Costa Mesa, Calif., with headline show across North America, including a Sept. 7 date in their home state of Georgia. While a press release says more dates can be “expected to be added in the future,” for now they will close out on Sept. 24 at Summerstage in N.Y.C.’s Central Park.”Who knew that when we played our first house dance party in Athens, Georgia in 1976 that we would be still be rocking the house in 2019!” vocalist Kate Pierson said in a press release.”Woo-hoo! Europe and then all over North America! Dust off those go-go boots and shine your dancing shoes because the B-52s are coming!” frontman Fred Schneider added.Schneider, Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland and the late Ricky Wilson formed The B-52’s in 1976 in Athens, Ga. and released their self-titled debut album in 1979. It was with 1989’s Cosmic Thing, which features the GRAMMY-nominated party classic “Love Shack,” that the band really took off.Following a 16-year break, the group reunited to record and release their last studio album, 2008’s Funplex.Tickets for the non-festival tour dates go on sale this Fri., April 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time; more info and complete dates can be found on the band’s site.Morrissey Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates With InterpolRead more Facebook The GRAMMY-nominated band released their self-titled debut album in 1979Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2019 – 1:11 pm GRAMMY-nominated new wave group The B-52’s have announced a 2019 world tour to celebrate the 40 years since their debut album, kicking things off at SunFest music festival in Florida on May 4 and wrapping up on Sept. 24 in New York.The tour will feature fellow U.S. new wave stalwarts Berlin and U.K. synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for support on most headline dates.The B-52’s also revealed plans to release their first-ever written authorized history, via Da Capo Press/Hachette Books, in 2020. Furthermore, they shared that a documentary is in the works, to be executive produced by Fred Armisen and directed by Craig Johnson. https://twitter.com/TheB52s/status/1115613381631676422 Email The B-52’s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour b-52s-announce-40th-anniversary-world-tour-berlin-omd The B-52’s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour With Berlin & OMD News
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Tuesday set Wednesday to pronounce judgment in crimes against humanity case against six alleged war criminals from Gaibandha, including Jamaat leader and former lawmaker Abdul Aziz alias Ghoramara Aziz.The other five accused are Md Ruhul Amin alias Monju, 61, Md Abdul Latif, 61, Abu Muslim Mohammad Ali, 59, Md Nazmul Huda, 60, and Md Abdur Rahim Miah, 62. Of these, only Latif is in jail.“Verdict tomorrow,” said justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member panel of the tribunal.The tribunal on 23 October kept the judgment on CAV (curia advisory vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict) after concluding hearing the arguments of the case for second time.The recently reconstituted ICT-1 on 12 October on Tuesday fixed 22 October for rehearing the arguments in the case.Earlier, the tribunal on 9 May had kept the verdict in the case on CAV for the first time.“But due to death of justice Anwarul Haque, former chairman of the tribunal, government had to reconstitute the tribunal and the new tribunal decided to rehear the arguments,” prosecutor Syed Sayedul Haque Suman told BSS.
Marcia BernicatUS ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Monday held a meeting with foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali at the latter’s residence in the capital, according to UNB.Confirming the meeting an official told UNB that the meeting lasted for an hour and 45 minutes but he did not share what was discussed in the meeting.”I can tell you the meeting began around 5:00pm and ended around 6:45pm,” said the official.State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque were also present, said another official.It could not be known what they discussed in the meeting.Earlier on Sunday, the vehicle carrying the US ambassador came under attack while leaving Badiul Alam Majumdar’s residence in the capital. Later the US embassy appreciated efforts taken by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and security officials for their quick and professional response.”We express our appreciation to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and security officials for their quick and professional response following the incident,” said the embassy in a statement.An official vehicle from the US Embassy in Dhaka, which was transporting Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, was attacked by a group of armed adult men, some on motorcycles, in the Mohammadpur area on Saturday where she attended a dinner, said the statement.There were no injuries to the ambassador, her drivers, or security staff; however, two security vehicles sustained some damage, said the US Embassy.
Kolkata: A woman who had killed her husband, a local Trinamool Congress activist of Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas, after conspiring with her boyfriend, attempted suicide inside the police lockup on Sunday morning.Victim’s wife Madhumita Mistri had been under police custody since she was arrested by the police on April 19. She has been kept under observation.According to police, she attempted suicide by cutting her hand and throat with a blade. A question has, however, been raised on how she got a blade inside the police lockup. Some of the policemen posted outside the lockup found the injured victim with her hand and throat bleeding profusely. She was immediately treated by doctors. The woman conspired with a person with whom she had an extra marital affair and killed her husband. The incident took place on April 9. The matter came to light after the woman’s boy friend admitted his guilt before the investigators after his arrest. Both the accused have been arrested on April 19. The victim, Samir Mistri, a local Trinamool Congress was shot dead by the accused Chandan Mondal. According to the investigation, police came to know that victim’s wife Madhumita had developed an illicit relationship with Mondal around two-and-a-half year ago. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBoth the woman and her boy friend admitted their relationship before the police and the hatched plan to kill Mistri. The incident took place when the victim was having his dinner inside his house. The front door of their room was kept open by the woman to help her boyfriend to carry out the crime. According to the investigation, police said that there was a quarrel between the couple after the victim came to know about the relationship. The accused might have committed the crime as the victim had opposed their relation.
Wearable activity trackers that promise to monitor physical activity, sleep and other behaviours may be good at counting steps but bad at measuring sleep, says a new study. “Wearable devices that track physical activity, sleep and other behaviours are growing significantly in popularity,” said study co-author Robert Furberg from RTI International, a nonprofit organisation based in North Carolina, US.The researchers conducted a systematic review of 22 published articles researching the ability of Fitbit and Jawbone — two popular activity trackers — to measure steps, distance, physical activity, calories and sleep. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Several studies indicated that the step counting feature was accurate both in the lab and in the field. Using several different comparison measures, other researchers found that both tracker brands underestimated calories used, and overestimated total sleep time.Overall, the new study indicated higher validity of step counting, and lower validity for calories (energy expenditure) and sleep. Enter personal details like height and weight correctly at initial set-up, and update if there is significant change in weight, the researchers said.“When researching information on the trackers, we learned several tips users may be able to implement to make their tracker more accurate,” study lead author Kelly Evenson, professor at University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in the US, pointed out.The findings appeared in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Kolkata: For the first time ever in the history of the state, an initiative has been taken to ensure that people of South Kolkata do not remain deprived of the grandeur of Theatre Festival.This is the first time when the Information and Cultural Affairs department of the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to include Madhusudan Mancha in South Kolkata as one of the venues for the Theatre Festival.The international Theatre Festival is organised every year in January. Theatre groups, both national and international ones, perform in the festival and the platform here in Kolkata is considered as one of the biggest ones in the country by theatre fraternities. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTill 2018, Rabindra Sadan and Minerva Theatre were the only two venues for the Theatre Festival. With Minerva Theatre being one of the venues, it is convenient for theatre-loving people from North Kolkata to visit the place and enjoy the extravaganza of the programme organised by the state government. Similarly, theatre lovers from the Central part of the city enjoy the same convenience at Rabindra Sadan.Sources said that the matter related to the necessity of including a venue in the Southern part of the city came up in a meeting that was held recently in the state secretariat. The top brass of the state government has also given its nod to include a venue in South Kolkata, where a part of the total number of theatre groups will be performing. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFinally, Madhusudan Mancha at Dhakuria has been chosen as the venue for the event in South Kolkata. A senior official of the state government has mentioned that Madhusudan Mancha has been chosen as the venue for the event for its prime location, which people can easily reach.Around 20 theatre groups get selected to perform in the Theatre Festival that continues for around four days in January. It has been learnt that more than 100 theatre groups have applied to get an opportunity to perform in the festival. There is a screening committee comprising famous theatre personalities. With Madhusudan Mancha getting added as a venue for the Theatre Festival, theatre lovers from South Kolkata won’t have to travel to either the Central or Northern part of the city, to be a part of their favourite event.Kolkata, the cultural capital of the country, has witnessed several endeavours of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee towards preservation and promotion of various art forms, in the past 7 years. Since the change of guard in the state in 2011, the state government has taken various initiatives for better promotion of art forms, starting from folk art to theatre.