Kobe Bryant’s wife says Lakers legend not interested in NBA return

first_imgWoods-Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPKobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, squelched rumors that her superstar husband was considering coming out of retirement to play alongside LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers.The speculation, fueled by Lakers fans’ enduring love for Bryant, was boosted by erstwhile teammate Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast prediction that Bryant would return to team with James — the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player signed by the Lakers in July.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vanessa Bryant, quizzed by a fan in the comments of an Instagram video she had posted of herself on vacation in Mexico, said no way.“Kobe will not be coming out of retirement to play again,” she said. “He doesn’t want to play again and frankly we really enjoy spending time together as a family without the crazy game schedule interfering with birthdays, holidays and special events.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Bryant, 39, played with O’Neal from 1996-2004. He won five NBA titles with the Lakers before retiring in 2016 and since then has pursued a variety of projects.In March, Bryant won an Oscar for the animated short film “Dear Basketball,” a collaboration with artist Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams.last_img read more

IB Applauds ‘MoneyGram Essay’ Contest Winner

first_img(From left) Sister Mary Laurene Brown displays the symbolic IB Liberia prize check with winner Welleh Cooper and an official of IB Liberia. -Presents US$1,000.00 young scholarThe International Bank Liberia Limited (IB) has congratulated the winner of MoneyGram Liberia’s Inaugural Essay Competition, student Welleh Cooper of the Spiritan Academy for emerging first place.Ms. Cooper, who is a 12th grader at the elite school run by one of the country’s most respected educators, Sister Mary Laurene Brown, applied to the MoneyGram essay competition through IB, and came first place out of 59 entries from Montserrado County.In recognition of her selection, Money Gram International has awarded the 12th grader with a prize of US$1,000 in school materials and US$500 in personal school support.In her essay, the inspiring writer and scholar mentioned that her school (Spiritan Academy) is supporting a reading room project in Gbarpolu County. In support of this reading room project and in recognition of her selection, IB has donated an additional US$1,000 worth of school materials to the Spiritan Academy.The presentation was made Wednesday on the Spiritan School campus during devotion with the administration, staff and students, appreciating IB for the gesture.“We want to congratulate winner Cooper and all the participants in the essay competition,” the bank said in a statement. “We therefore remain committed to supporting Liberia’s educational system in ways that will help enhance not only quality education but build and support a future Liberia and a well-rounded citizenry.”Sister Mary Laurene, the founder and principal of the school, lauded IB for the initiative, noting that it is good way to motivate students in the country.The veteran educator, who is also the president of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, indicated that she will continue to ensure that kids get the best of education at the school.Meanwhile, IB has granted student Cooper a full year scholarship — for this academic year 2018-2019 as she is already in terminal class.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgGerry Adams never confronted his brother Liam in Donegal about child sex abuse allegations involving his daughter, a claim was made in court heard today.During interviews given under caution to the PSNI in February 2007, Liam Adams rejected claims that the Sinn Féin president had quizzed him about the alleged abuse of his daughter during a meeting in Co Donegal 20 years earlier.“This definitely did not happen,” Liam Adams said in a police statement which was read to the court. The 57-year-old from Bearnagh Drive in west Belfast also emphatically denied to police that he had confessed to the alleged abuse during a walk in Dundalk with his older sibling in 2000.During cross examination of PSNI Detective Inspector Eamon Corrigan, who was the lead interviewing officer in 2007, the defence lawyer said a confession was of critical importance and would have been seen as a major breakthrough in the investigation.“This was a potentially explosive piece of evidence coming from a man of international standing,” Joe Brolly told the court.Mr Corrigan replied: “If a person had that knowledge it would be important regardless of the person’s standing.”Liam Adams is accused of 10 counts of child sex abuse including rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against his daughter Aine, now aged 40, who has waived her right to anonymity.He has denied all the charges against him.Yesterday, Belfast Crown Court heard how Gerry Adams had not told police about the alleged confession until October 2009 despite making a statement to the PSNI more than two years before.Mr Brolly asked the detective: “Did he refer anywhere in that detailed three-page statement about his brother having confessed to him between 2001 and 2007 or alternatively during a stroll in Dundalk in 2000 when it was raining?”The lawyer later suggested: “There was not a whisper of a confession from Mr Gerry Adams.”Mr Corrigan said: “That information was not given to us or it would have been put into a statement.”Liam Adams also rejected claims the Sinn Féin leader had threatened to hit him with a hammer.“Sorry for laughing but Gerry would not hit anybody with a hammer,” he said.Throughout the three police interviews details of the sex abuse claims made by Aine Adams were put to her father.He told detectives he could not think of any reason why she would make up such grave claims.“I do not know why. I am well known around the place for helping people. I am not like that. I am not that type of person,” he said.Liam Adams also categorically denied confessing to his second daughter Sinead Rossbotham in 2002.“Can I just utterly refute that? Utterly,” he said.And, Liam Adams also denied that his ex-wife Sarah Campbell had confronted him about the alleged abuse.It was also revealed Liam Adams had replied ’OK’ when arrested by detectives from the rape crime unit in 2007.The case, presided over by Judge Corinne Philpott, is being heard in front of a jury of six men and six women.LIAM ADAMS DENIES CONFRONTATION WITH BROTHER GERRY IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 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:LIAM ADAMS DENIES CONFRONTATION WITH BROTHER GERRY IN DONEGALlast_img read more