Lakers’ Bryant to have surgery, season in jeopardy

admin   •   January 27, 2015   •   2685

November 1, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts after fouling Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11, not pictured) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 127-104. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Kobe Bryant’s NBA season could be over after the guard agreed to have surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Monday.

The five-time National Basketball Association champion will have surgery on Wednesday and a timeline for his return will be issued following the procedure, the team said in a statement.

Bryant injured his shoulder last week in a loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans and it could lead to the 16-time NBA All-Star being shut down for the Lakers’ final 37 games of the 2014-15 regular season.

The 36-year-old guard was averaging 22.3 points from 35 games this season for a struggling Lakers team that is last in the Pacific Division with a 12-33 record.

Bryant had sat out eight of the Lakers’ previous 16 games for “rest” reasons.

The former league most valuable player, who stands fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, played in only six games last season due to knee and Achilles tendon injuries as Los Angeles posted a 27-55 record.

Bryant, who joined the Lakers as a first-round pick out of high school as an 18-year-old in 1996, is signed through next season after inking a two-year extension in 2013 for $48.5 million.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)

At least 1 Filipino among fatalities in California mass shooting, PH consulate confirms

Marje Pelayo   •   May 28, 2021

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, USA confirmed that one of the victims killed in the recent mass is a Filipino.

“The Consulate General extends its condolences to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in San Jose,” the office said on Twitter.

“The Consulate is confirming that at least one of the victims is of Filipino descent, and stands ready to extend assistance,” it added.

On Wednesday, May 26,  a transit worker at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail facility in San Jose, California was carrying multiple guns and opened fire, killing nine victims and injuring several other workers.

Private schools in Los Angeles prepare to open classrooms with new COVID-19 measures

UNTV News   •   July 15, 2020

While most public schools across the country will begin the new school year with online education in the fall, private schools in Los Angeles are preparing to open their classroom doors to students for face-to-face learning.

At St. Benedict School in Montebello, one of 200 private schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, classrooms have been adjusted for social distancing, with cardboard partitions on top of desks to keep students apart. Class sizes have also been modified and temperature checks will be carried out when lessons resume on September 9.

Principal Frank Loya Jr. told Reuters on Tuesday (July 14) his teachers are eager to return to school, after facing difficulties teaching from home.

“Very challenging because the majority of my teachers have children. So, they’re also teaching their class, their students in their classroom. Plus, since their children are at home also, they had to be teaching, directing them. Some of their children attend public school and some of them attend St. Benedict also. So, all that adjustment, I think, as teachers were very stressed,” he said.

A few miles away at St. Joseph School in La Puente, classrooms, restrooms and water fountains are being rebuilt to comply with new COVID-19 guidelines. The school had already planned renovations prior to the pandemic but with additional funding, they decided to expand further.

St. Joseph School currently has 200 students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year

“Education isn’t the same when you’re not in a classroom setting,” said principal Luis Hayes. “When children are at home, it’s hard to have classroom management, and the student level of engagement changes. So, when you’re in a classroom setting and when you’re with the teacher, you have the classroom management and you have the engagement piece,” he said.

Hayes said there’s an vitally important emotional that comes with in-person instruction.

“For students to come back to school, it’s important that we give them that social emotional aspect and we give them time where they know how to socialize, but they know how to do it safely. And we practice all the social distancing,”

There are approximately 73,000 students enrolled in 200 schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the new school year.

Tuition cost ranges from $5,000 for primary schools up to $11,437 for high school. (Reuters)

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China says it will retaliate against U.S. actions on Hong Kong

UNTV News   •   June 30, 2020

China said on Tuesday (June 30) it will take retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ decision to start eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law.

“Intimidation will never work on China. The U.S. wants to use these so-called sanctions to obstruct China’s legislation process to safeguard national security in Hong Kong. This attempt has no chance of success,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a daily news briefing.

Zhao did not specify which measures Beijing would take. The U.S. is halting defense exports and restricting Hong Kong’s access to high-technology products as China prepares new Hong Kong security legislation.

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. (Reuters)

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