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Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABL

first_imgView comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img ‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch Interestingly, the 28-year-old Standhardinger makes his ABL debut against Alab Pilipinas on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 award MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comMike Heung, vice director of the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, shrugged off any concerns with the status of Christian Standhardinger on the team ahead of the new ABL season.A conflict looms following the application of Standhardinger for the 2017 PBA Draft but Heung is certain that the Fil-German big man will be with the Long Lions throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT “He signed a contract with our team and the contract he signed is for him to complete the ABL season, this season,” said Heung. “So I think a contract is a contract and he will play for us. He will play this season for us.”The 6-foot-7 Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in the draft set on Oct. 29 despite him likely to miss the 2018 Philippine Cup due to his commitments with Hong Kong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHeung said the addition of Standhardinger, who proved his worth in the international scene for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Jones Cup, Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, gives the Long Lions a defensive anchor.“He’s a very good player and he can help our team a lot especially defensively.”last_img read more

$2 million for Lennon lyrics?

first_imgJohn Lennon sat down at his piano on Jan. 17, 1967, and used a black felt-tip marker to start writing the lyrics to a song called “A Day in the Life.” He revised the song on the same sheet of paper that afternoon with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney and it became the centerpiece of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Now, nearly four decades later, the two-sided lyric sheet is expected to fetch more than $2 million at auction. “It’s absolutely the finest rock and roll artifact to survive the 20th century,” Martin Gammon, a book and manuscript analyst at Bonhams & Butterfields, said Thursday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bonhams is auctioning the Lennon lyrics along with manuscripts that include correspondence from Gandhi, checks signed by Marilyn Monroe and a letter from author John Steinbeck to Martin Luther King Jr. The lyrics and other rare books and manuscripts are on display in San Francisco through Feb. 12. San Francisco hippies were among the first Beatles fans to hear “A Day In the Life,” which trumpeted a new psychedelic sound and features Lennon’s memorable lyrics: “I read the news today, oh boy.” George Harrison brought an early demo tape of the song to California and played it on the radio during his much-publicized visit to Haight-Ashbury in 1967 during the so-called Summer of Love. The album was a radical step for the Fab Four and is now regarded as perhaps the most important rock album ever. Gammon said Beatles manuscripts, especially those from the often-reclusive Lennon, are increasingly rare finds. Many Beatles songs were written on paper bags or scraps of paper and most were thrown away, he said. “It’s a window in time. You can imagine him (Lennon) coming up with the musical ideas that everyone now knows,” Gammon said. The value of the manuscript has increased exponentially in a little more than a decade, Gammon said. An unidentified American collector purchased the lyrics for “A Day in the Life” in 1992 for roughly $100,000 – considerably less than the likely winning bid in 2006. They originally belonged to former Beatles road manager Mal Evans. Gammon concedes it’s ironic that the lyrics will sell for such a hefty price, considering that Lennon and Yoko Ono dropped off a closet full of possessions at a Salvation Army in 1977. Beatles fans can view the lyrics at Bonhams’ San Francisco office before they move to Los Angeles and New York. Final bids on the manuscript are due March 7.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

amfAR To Host New York Gala Tonight

first_imgamfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will kick off New York Fashion Week tonight with its annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street.The event will pay tribute to actress Scarlett Johansson and Artistic Director Donatella Versace for their longstanding support of amfAR and the fight against AIDS. The black-tie gala will be presented by Harry Winston.Hosted by actor, writer, and director Lena Dunham, amfAR’s New York Gala, now in its 19th year, will feature dinner, a live auction, honoree tributes, and a special musical performance by Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Ellie Goulding.Find out more here.last_img read more