Watch These Child Prodigies ‘Heal The World’ With Tribute To Michael Jackson

first_imgThere’s something awe inspiring about watching a young musician with an incredible musical talent. The world music group Maati Baani decided to harness that sheer awesomeness for good, recruiting dozens of impressive youngsters for a “Heal The World” tribute to the Prince of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.On what would have been MJ’s 58th birthday, Maati Baani put together this great video featuring a bastion of musical prodigies covering the classic tune. “Heal The World” comes to life with the voices of a new generation – not to mention the guitarwork from School of Rock guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.Watch this touching new video, streaming below.last_img read more

Police Search For Abducted Pennsylvania Teen

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – The Pennsylvania State Police issued an amber alert Tuesday morning in search of an abducted 15-year-old.Police say Damion Mickey is a white male, 5’5″ tall, 120lbs, with blue eyes, blonde hair, wearing an orange t-shirt, and red sweatshirt.Police say he was last seen on Tuesday between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the area of Fairview Avenue in Connellsville City, Pennsylvania.The teen was allegedly abducted by 32-year-old Kieth Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s clothing description is unknown, although police say he is a white male, 5’4″ tall, 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.The two are believed to be traveling in a white in color 2018 Chevrolet Malibu four door sedan bearing Pennsylvania registration KYB1942.Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.last_img read more

3 drug suspects fall in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Police arrested three drugsuspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 4, Kabankalan City, NegrosOccidental. Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P35,000 were seized from 41-year-old Marvin Diancin, 26-year-old RomrexTorrecampo and 28-year-old Adolfo Bico, a police report showed. Aside from suspected shabu, four cellphonesand drug paraphernalia were also recovered from them, police said. Diancin, Torrecampo and Bico were apprehendedfollowing an entrapment operation around 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, the reportadded.   The suspects were detained in the lockup cellof the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Three jailed in connection with Columbus murder

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ind. – Law enforcement arrested three individuals believed to be involved in a murder that occurred outside of a Columbus factory last month.  Columbus police responded to Tool Dyanamics on February 26 where they found Leobardo Rodriguez, 37, of Columbus, deceased from a gunshot wound.On Wednesday, authorities announced the arrest of 35-year-old Abraham Jimenez Cesareo and 34-year-old Eladia Jacobo-Ortiz, both of Columbus, on charges of conspiracy to commit serious bodily injury.A third suspect, Eliel Avelar, 31, of Illinois, was arrested on suspicion of murder by the U.S. Marshall’s Office at a Chicago hotel on Tuesday afternoon.last_img read more

Modric Ends Messi, Ronaldo Dominance

first_imgFemi Solaja with agency reportCroatia captain and Real Madrid midfielder,Luka Modric, yesterday won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade.Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it.Ronaldo, who joined Real Madrid from Juventus in the summer, came second.Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann and PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe – both of whom won the World Cup with France – third and fourth respectively.Victory caps a stellar year for Modric, who also was named the world’s top male player at the Best FIFA Football Awards and received the Golden Ball award for the best player at the World Cup.“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Modric, who is the first Croatian player to win the award. “It’s a big pleasure to be here among all these players.“I am still trying to realise that I have become part of a group of exceptional players to win the Ballon d’Or throughout history.”“I just want to thank all those who helped me to be here tonight. I thank my teammates, my coaches, the staff and Real Madrid, all those who work there, the coaches and teammates in the national team, the ones who voted for me and my family, who allow me to blossom as a person.“Always have dreams, I wanted to play in a big club, win titles, the Ballon d’Or is all I could dream as a child, it’s an honor to win it tonight.“It’s a great pleasure to be here around his players. I keep thinking I’m trying to get used to being part of this group of exceptional players who have won the Ballon d’Or previously. It’s a great pleasure to be part of this group. It’s hard to say, throughout my career I understood that work, persistence, believing in yourself, is the basis for expressing your talent. I like the phrase: the best is never easy. For me, it was not easy. It was necessary to seize the opportunities.”The midfielder believes changing his role in midfield has been a turning point in his career, saying it all came together while he was at Tottenham.“Changing position allowed me to develop my game, before I was more an offensive player. When I retreated, I had a better vision of the game, I could better express my creativity, my game. In my second year in Tottenham, I played midfielder and I felt better in the middle.”Modric finished ahead of his former Madrid team-mate Ronaldo in the vote, making the Portuguese icon settle for second place for the first time in three years.France star Griezmann took third place in the poll, with fellow World Cup winner Mbappe was close behind. Messi, meanwhile, dropped outside the top two for the first time in 11 years and came in fifth this timeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Vin Scully hopes to celebrate ‘very, very quiet’ 90th birthday, even with a Jackie Robinson statue dedication

first_imgEasier said than done.Less than a week after a family gathering on Thanksgiving, which included recognition to everyone who had a birthday in the month of November, Scully says his day will otherwise be “very, very quiet” and focused on giving thanks some more.He has no secrets to longevity, other than knowing his strong, faith-guided mother made it to the age of 97, so there’s some DNA on his side.“It’s all in the hands of the boss,” Scully quipped. “He determined when I arrived and he will certainly determine when I depart.”He has no profound wisdom to pass along either. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error On the occasion of his 90th birthday Wednesday, Vin Scully’s plans are to celebrate someone else.A statue of Jackie Robinson in his full Pasadena City College football regalia will be dedicated outside of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It is a gift from the family of Thomas Tull, who produced the 2013 film “42” that focused on Robinson breaking the major-league baseball color barrier in 1947.After Scully does his part to introduce Tull as well as members of the Robinson family in attendance, the Dodgers’ retired Hall of Fame broadcaster hopes he can slip unnoticed back to his Hidden Hills home to rejoin his wife, Sandi, who has been quietly enduring some health issues.“She’s been my ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown,’ and any little extra time I can spend with her, that will be worth it to me,” Scully said Tuesday morning. “And as for the ceremony in Pasadena, that’ll all be about Jackie’s day, and I’ll stay out of everyone’s way.”center_img “I don’t believe I’ve ever had any profound wisdom to give to the world at any time,” he said with a laugh. “It’s just been wonderful and I’ve really enjoyed my life and all the blessings God has given, as well as the pain that comes with it. It all makes for your life, right?”Everything that goes into marking a birthday, even one as monumental as this, has never come easy for him anyway, he says.“I remember when I was very young, we lived in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment in New York, not a tenement, but where if you looked out the window, you’d see another window,” he said. “I knew we didn’t have any money. So I always tried to downplay my birthday so that my parents wouldn’t feel obligated to spend money they really didn’t have.“I never thought about the number itself. I just kind of pushed it aside as something personal but not for anyone else to get excited about.”Thinking about this number, however, does remind him of a commercial about family values he sees these days on TV that gives him a moment to pause and laugh.“It’s the one where there is a group, probably in a rest home, and a man is honored on his birthday,” Scully said. “So there is a big cake in front of him and on the cake are numbers stuck into it – a big ‘9’ and a big ‘0’.”Can you see where this is going?“All of the sudden the camera goes to the front door of where they’re celebrating, and a very attractive woman, maybe 75, who walks in. The guy takes one look, he reaches over and takes the ‘9’ and turns it upside down to be a ‘6.’ And the woman says, ‘You’re not fooling anyone.’“It’s my favorite commercial, only I know I can’t turn the ‘9’ to ‘6’. That’s OK.”More: Our top nine column memories and quotes from Scully over the last 20-plus years at www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth.last_img read more