Saturday, July 31, 2010

New York Knicks Star Amare Stoudemire in Israel

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Amare Stoudemire is presently in Israel. As you might now, he has a tattoo of a Star of David and actually knows some Hebrew phrases. And now he wants to explore his potential Jewish roots.

On his week-long trip, the 5-time NBA all-star, Stoudemire, who just signed with the New York Knicks, plans on learning more about Israel’s language and religion. He stated that he thinks he inherited Hebrew roots through his mother Carrie.

As he explained to the Associated Press (AP) on Friday, his mother studied the history and the scriptures and believes that she is a Hebrew. He went on to explain that he was raised in a very spiritual home and said that to him, the whole thing is not about religion but rather spirituality.

Bloggers in Israel are excited about Stoudemire’s interest and expressed hopes that he may end up joining the Israeli national team. The 6-foot-10 Knicks forward, though, laughed that off and said he intends to play in the 2012 for the US.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs The New York Knicks

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Reggie Miller single-handedly crushed the hearts of Knick fans multiple times. But it was the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals that solidified Miller as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, and facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit of 105-99, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give his Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory. This career-defining performance, combined with his give-and-take with Knicks fan Spike Lee, made Miller and the Knicks a highlight of the 1995 NBA playoffs. Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores will explore how Miller proudly built his legend as “The Garden’s Greatest Villain”.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Siena's Kenny Hasbrouck to Sign with NBA Miami Heat

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Kenny Hasbrouck has always been focused on the NBA.

The Siena grad didn't even want to talk about playing overseas until he first gave the NBA everything he had.

That effort is now paying off.

Tomorrow, Hasbrouck will sign a contract with the Miami Heat a deal that will put him in training camp with all-stars Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh.

The deal, which could pay Kenny upwards of $200,000, is not guaranteed until December 1st.

"I am grateful for it to finally happen, to finally put my name on the paper where I know I am going to be secure for at least a couple months. So, it's good." Kenny Hasbrouck told FOX23 during his visit back to Siena College today.

Kenny Hasbrouck was Miami's leading scorer in the Vegas Summer League averaging 13.6 PPG to go with 2.4 RPG and 2.4 APG in 5 games.

Los Angeles Lakers snap up NBA veteran Matt Barnes

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The London-bound Los Angeles Lakers have added veteran small forward Matt Barnes to an already impressive roster.

Matt Barnes, a free agent after a season at fellow title-contenders the Orlando Magic, signed a two-year deal with the defending NBA champions.

The 30-year-old is a tough, talented defender and also shoots fine from beyond the three-point line. He averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season in Orlando.

The former Los Angeles Clipper is the Lakers’ third signing of the summer after the team added veteran centre Theo Ratfliff and veteran point guard Steve Blake.

The LA Lakers head to London on October 4 to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the O2 Arena as part of NBA Europe Live.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One Million Star VII Singapore Audition / 第七届超级星光大道海外选秀会:新加坡

第7届《超级星光大道》狮城海选,20岁印族美眉陈美娇一鸣惊人!


这次《超级星光大道》新加坡海选,成功入选的参赛者包括来自上海的施旭婧(左一)、怡保的陈美娇(左四)、前《校园SuperStar》参赛者黄业伦(右一)和一开唱就直接普级的李佳薇


多名获选者来自海外

从500名参赛者中,选出11人出征台北,其中有9位是女生,入选名单可谓“阴盛阳衰”。这次活动吸引了不少《绝对Superstar》、《校园Superstar》的“校友”前去参加,但最后入选的11人当中,大部分却是陌生脸孔。其中,24岁的施旭婧来自上海,目前在本地酒吧驻唱;郑盈盈(24岁)、蔡忆雯(18岁)、陈美娇(20岁),以及现场唯一直接取得赴台参赛资格的李佳薇(22岁)均来自马来西亚,各个都是实力不容忽视的“过江龙”!


印族美眉陈美娇 怡保唱庙会谋生

20岁的陈美娇现场表现一鸣惊人外,她也是现场唯一印族参赛者。她事后告诉记者,由于亲身父母没能力供养她,她8个月大时,被华人家庭领养,父母务农。
她精通华语、闽南话,年前还曾远赴中国,参加闽南语歌唱比赛,昨天更敢敢挑战阿妹的歌,实力也备受评审肯定。她说:“我不会听也不会说淡米尔语!”
她拜师学唱歌有4、5年了,曾有多次歌唱比赛的经验,目前在庙会当驻唱歌手。这次来狮城参赛,她和母亲前天从怡保来新,今天启程回怡保,来回车程廿小时,她却不喊累,满心期待的台湾比赛,盼能一圆当歌手的梦。

首届《校园Superstar》男亚军陪哥哥参赛 黄业伦意外入选

继首届《校园Superstar》冠军黄智阳上次本地《星光》甄选中脱颖而出,获得到台北踢馆资格后,同一届的《校园》男亚军黄业伦昨也在海选活动中献声。
刚服完兵役的他本着陪哥哥黄业翔(《非常Superband》Soul一员)参加比赛,怎料最终取得到台参赛的,却是他。
笑问他兄弟俩会否因此反目,20岁的黄业伦说:“不会啦!我也想看看自己能唱到哪里。”


Raw potention ; that was the criterion spelled out by singer-producer Kay Huang and stylist Roger Cheng for its seventh season. The two judges were in town on Sunday to select participants to go to Taipei for the competition.

Huang said: "The participants' standards are very high and they are more polished. They know too much. But we want different kinds of people for different seasons. This time, we want someone unique and who has his own style."

Cheng added: "It isn't just about the vocals. It's more about the potential and what future I can see in the contestant."

Together with show producer Wang Ya-chu, the two saw 500 hopefuls at the Singapore audition, which was held at City Square Mall and co-organised by StarHub and Radio 100.3. Only 11 passed the audition, nine of them females.
Explaining that they were not looking specifically for women, Huang added: "Some of the male contestants were only 13 or 14 years old. We need to consider the fact that their voices are changing."

In short, Cheng said that they wanted "a very special voice" which could "grab our attention in 30 seconds".

One of the lucky 11 is Miss Jess Lee (李佳薇), 22, a graduate who came all the way from Negeri Sembilan. She was selected on the spot by the judges, who were impressed by her preparation and crystal-clear vocals.
Said Huang: "When we asked if she could sing us more songs, she immediately fulfilled our request. You can see how prepared a contestant is just from a 30-second performance.
"You can hear if she has grasped the vocal techniques of a particular singer and blended it with her own style."

Cheng chipped in: "If someone says that you are like a particular singer, don't be flattered. It only means that you aren't better than the original."

The 11 chosen ones are now due for the Taiwan recording of the first round of competition next month. If they decide to take up the challenge, they have to bear the related costs for their participation.

This is not the first time that the One Million Star audition has been open to Singaporeans.
In Season 3, Singaporean Huang Jinglun was selected to advance to Taiwan. He came in sixth.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kobe Bryant has surgery on right knee

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Kobe Bryant has surgery on right knee.

Kobe Bryant has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to be fully recovered by September 25.

The two times defending NBA Finals MVP had the procedure last week and is currently undergoing rehab to be ready prior to the start of the Lakers' training camp.

Last season, Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to a second-straight NBA title despite a number of niggling injuries throughout the team's championship run.

Kobe Bryant still managed over 29 points per game during the 2010 NBA Playoffs but it is his influence on teammates which also makes him such an invaluable player for the LA Lakers now.

LA Lakers point guard Derek Fisher recently revealed that it was Bryant who played a big role in his decision to re-sign with the team.

"I definitely feel like I made the right decision," Derek Fisher said.

"Kobe and I worked extremely hard to be in a position where we’re now in our careers. Obviously he is much more accomplished than I am, but we have a bond that I just didn't want to break. I think we can lead our team to another championship this season and that was a big motivating factor."

Derek Fisher said he "seriously considered" his other free agency options before ultimately choosing the LA Lakers based on a few factors including his relationship with Kobe Bryant, the community and the city of Los Angeles.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Million Star VII Singapore Audition / 第七届超级星光大道海外选秀会:新加坡

Wanna be the next Jing Wong / 黃靖倫 (Who is he?)? Here's your chance!



One Million Star VII Singapore Audition

Mandopop’s most acclaimed talent search programme One Million Star is back on E City (Ch 825) with its latest season! This time, the competition is extended to contestants from Singapore. The judges from One Million Star, Roger Cheng and Huang Yun Ling, will be making a special trip from Taiwan to judge at the Singapore rounds of Audition on Sunday 25 July. Only 500 candidates will be auditioned. So hurry now and you may be the next regional singing sensation!


第七届超级星光大道海外选秀会 :新加坡

华语乐坛最受好评的寻星节目《超级星光大道》的最新系列将通过都会台(Ch 825)隆重登场!第七届的《星光》将网罗新加坡的参赛者,在台湾飚歌,争夺冠军荣衔!想成为明日之星?那就赶紧报名试镜。《星光》评审Roger老師与黄韵玲将从台湾特意飞来新加坡,进行选秀。试镜名额只限500位!

第7届的《超级星光大道》将在这个星期日于狮城展开选秀,让新加坡的参赛者有机会到台湾飚歌,争夺冠军荣衔!
《超级星光大道》由星和都会台和电台1003协办,《星光》评审黄韵玲及Roger老师也将从台湾特别飞来新加坡,进行选秀。除此以外,潘嗣敬 (星光三班的十强) 当天也会到场呈现精彩的表演。


第7届超级星光大道海外选秀会

日期:2010年7月25日(星期日)
时间:早上11点起 (试镜报名)
地点:City Square Mall B1, Fountain Square