Fr. Mark Poorman has been appointed executive vice president and associate professor of theology at the University of Portland, effective July 2011. Poorman, associate professor of theology and former vice president for Student Affairs at Notre Dame, said he is “grateful, honored and excited to accept the invitation to serve the University of Portland as executive vice president.” The University of Portland, a Catholic university in Oregon, has been closely affiliated for more than a century with the Congregation of Holy Cross in South Bend, Ind. Poorman’s administrative responsibilities will include management oversight of the divisions of University operations, financial affairs, University relations and student affairs, he said. “Specifically, the vice presidents who lead all those divisions will report to me and I will support them so they can be as effective as possible in their service to the University,” he said. “Of course, as a priest I will be involved in the pastoral mission of the University.” Poorman said the faculty at the University of Portland is centered around students, and the Catholic character of the institution is evident in many dimensions of the school’s academic and community life. “The University of Portland is interested in educating the whole person — intellectually, emotionally and spiritually — something to which I’ve devoted my priesthood and religious life,” he said. “So it’s a good fit.” Poorman served as vice president for Student Affairs from 1999 to 2010. In this position, he was responsible for a $25 million annual budget and 300 staff members. His administrative duties involved supervising Notre Dame’s residential life as well as other student services, activities and programs, including Campus Ministry, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), the Student Activities Office (SAO), the Counseling Center, Health Services, the Career Center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, the Gender Relations Center and Multicultural and International Student Services. He stepped down from his position as vice president in November 2009, effective June 30. “During his tenure as vice president, Poorman led the Division of Student Affairs through a period of growth and development in numerous areas, including the integration of academics and residential life, the enhancement of programs and activities contributing to campus social life, ongoing efforts to welcome and retain a diverse student body and continuous improvement of a broad range of student services,” a press release said. Poorman also oversaw the construction of Ryan and Duncan residence halls, the Coleman-Morse Center, Hammes-Mowbray Hall, Legends of Notre Dame and the renovation of St. Liam Hall. Prior to his appointment as vice president, Poorman served at Notre Dame as executive assistant to the executive vice president and the president. Poorman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois, and earned his master of divinity degree from Notre Dame. He was ordained a priest in 1982, and his first assignment after ordination was to come to Notre Dame to serve as rector of Dillon Hall, associate director of Campus Ministry, and instructor in theology. He then pursued graduate studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where he earned a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics. After earning his Ph.D., Poorman returned to the Notre Dame theology department to serve full-time on the faculty. One of Poorman’s most significant experiences at Notre Dame, he said, has been serving as priest-in-residence in Keough Hall. He has lived in Keough since 1996, the year the dorm opened. “I have always considered the pastoral presence of Holy Cross in the residence halls to be one of the best features of our higher education institutions, and surely one of the most rewarding ministries in the Congregation,” he said. Poorman said living with students enhances his understandings of his other roles. He plans to live in a residence hall at the University of Portland. “It has kept me very close to the experiences of students and has afforded me a perspective that informed my roles as faculty, staff and administration and indeed, my vocation as a priest,” he said. “Leaving Keough will be one of the most difficult separations I’ll have to make in moving to Portland. The community we have there is special, even by Notre Dame’s high standards.” Poorman said he looks forward to serving the University of Portland, because it is a Holy Cross institution dedicated to teaching and learning, faith and formation, as well as service and leadership. “University of Portland embodies the same Holy Cross charisma of ‘educating in the faith’ as our other schools: Notre Dame, Stonehill College, King’s College and St. Edward’s University,” he said. Poorman said in all of these places, members of the Congregation serve as faculty, staff, administrators and pastoral ministers. “Our hope is that we are able, through the grace of God, to be agents of formation and transformation for students and others,” he said.
Your county Extension agent has soil test bags and information on how to take a representativesoil sample. The Extension agent will submit your soil to the UGA Soil, Plant and WaterAnalysis Lab and help you interpret the test results. “The main purpose of applying lime is to correct the pH,” Granberry said. “But it also suppliesneeded calcium and magnesium, if you use dolomitic lime. Garden vegetables need both of thesenutrients.” Maintaining a proper pH is so important, Granberry said, because many nutrients get tied up andunavailable when the pH is too low. Without nutrients, plants can’t grow properly. “You may have neglected a very important task,” Granberry said. “You have to soil test todetermine soil pH and fertilizer needs.” Your favorite garden spot just isn’t producing as it used to, in spite of more fertilizer, carefulwatering and better varieties. Is your memory fading, or were those tomatoes really redder ingardens past? Old-timers sometimes say soil sours and needs a “sweetening” with lime. “Actual symptoms can vary considerably, depending on which nutrient or nutrients are deficientor toxic,” Granberry said. “Vegetable yields are reduced progressively as the soil becomes moreacid. Little or no yields are obtained with a pH around 4.5 to 5.0.” Most vegetables grow best at a pH of 6.0 to 6.5, which is only slightly acid. If it dips below 6.0,the gardener should be adding lime in the fall so it can be worked in several months before springplanting. It’s your soil’s nutrient balance, said Darbie Granberry, a horticulturist with the University ofGeorgia Extension Service. It’s not your memory. “Adding extra fertilizer in a low-pH situation doesn’t compensate for the low pH because manyof the added elements quickly become tied up, too,” he said. Although soil testing is the only accurate way to learn the pH level, you can let your vegetablestell you when there’s a problem. Plants remain small or stunted and usually show poor leaf color.Leaves’ edges may also turn brown. The only accurate way to know your garden’s pH level is by soil testing. That’s not far from truth, Granberry said. As heavy rates of nitrogen fertilizer are applied overtime, the soil becomes more acid. Take advantage of the fall season and your county agent’s services, Granberry said.
Hustling your child from ballet recitals to T-ball games and scouting events to theatre rehearsal may not be the best way to raise a well-rounded child, says a University of Georgia child development specialist. “The concern developmentally with overscheduling is young children through elementary school still learn a lot through play,” said Diane Bales, a child development specialist with UGA Cooperative Extension. “That unstructured time, the opportunity to make their own decisions and set their own rules, is very important. Kids who have a lot of [organized] activities have less of that free time.” Playtime is learning time“The perception adults have about play is it is something kids do when they aren’t doing something important,” she said. “Actually it is one of the most important things they do.”Children learn best through active exploration, Bales said, “what we call play.” Children who don’t get enough time to play often have trouble making decisions when they get older. In a 2007 report in Pediatrics titled “The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds,” researchers said that play contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well being of children and youth.“Undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts and to learn self-advocacy skills,” the report went on to say.“We’re starting to see children who can’t play well,” Bales said. “They’re always wanting an adult to tell them what to do, when to do it and how to do it.”According to Bales, children who play less are less creative as they get older and have trouble developing more complex problem-solving skills.“Children who are given opportunities to play make decisions, choose an activity, plan and come up with creative solutions,” Bales said. “Those skills can be helpful later on when you have to make decisions and evaluate situations.”Extracurricular activities? The scheduled activities children participate in are valuable too, Bales said, but there needs to be a balance. “There is no magical number; different families have different tolerances for busyness and so do children,” she said.Stress levels tend to rise in families with children who participate in multiple extracurricular activities. “Children perceive this stress,” she said. “There is a lot of research that children behave differently when there is stress in the family.”Competitive sports may not be the best fit for small children and can add to the stress in the family. “Very young children, under age 6 to 7, are not naturally competitive. They don’t have the drive to compete,” Bales said. “When adults are pushing too hard for them to be competitive it can add a lot of stress to the situation.”If children are unhappy with the number of activities they are involved with, consider taking a break. Choose some activities that aren’t structured or that don’t adhere to a strict set of rules. Consider art classes over piano or a mix of scouting with soccer.
February 15, 2004 On the Move Wyman Duggan has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Jacksonville. He concentrates in real estate, transactional, land use and zoning, and community association law. Sean T. Desmond and John J. Maceluch, Jr. announce the opening of Desmond & Maceluch, P.A., with offices at 249 East Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, 32303, (850) 222-7100. Elisa Nocito, M.D. and Camille Coolidge have become associated with Mager Shafer in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Nocito concentrates on insurance, medical malpractice, and healthcare law. Coolidge focuses in commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, and probate. Jeffrey Ostrow of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., has become managing partner. He concentrates in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation. Thomas R. Ungleich has become the international law attorney at Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces Korea, Osan Air Base, South Korea for the Department of the Air Force. He will negotiate draft, and monitor compliance of various agreements involving the U.S. Air Force and Korean government agencies. He has been employed at Robins AFB, Georgia, since 2000. His new mailing address will be: HQ 7th AF/JA, Unit 2047, APO, AP 96278. Steven Kushner and Yeline Goin have joined the new office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., at 14241 Metropolis Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Myers. Kushner concentrates in commercial and residential real estate. Goin, formerly, senior attorney for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Land Sales, in Tallahassee, represents condominiums and homeowner associations. Stephen P. Johnson and Mary C. Gomez have become associated with Carlton Fields in Miami. Johnson, formerly an associate general counsel and vice president of business development for Qcorps Residential, Inc., joined the corporate, securities, taxation and asset based financing practice group. Gomez concentrates in marital and family law. Holland & Knight has added 27 attorneys in various offices nationwide. Christopher G. Commander and Peter P. Hargitai, have become partners in the Jacksonville office. Commander concentrates in corporate matters, and real estate. Hargitai focuses in commercial litigation and intellectual property. Patricia M. Hernandez has become partner in the Miami office. She concentrates in financial institutions and international law. Kathryn B. Williams and Suzanne E. Gilbert have become partners in the Orlando office. Williams concentrates in real estate transactions, development and finance, commercial leasing, and mortgage banking. Gilbert practices in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. James R. Daughton Jr., has become partner in the Tallahassee office. Daughton represents business clients before the legislative and executive branches of Florida government, with an emphasis in financial services, technology, and health care. Eric Thorn and Alexis Calleja have become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Miami. Thorn concentrates in commercial litigation, general aviation, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Calleja practices in products liability and asbestos defense litigation. Christine P. Yates, Lisa D. MacClugage and Ed Curtis have been named directors of Tripp Scott P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. Yates concentrates in probate, trust and guardianship administration, and intellectual property. MacClugage concentrates in employment law and complex commercial litigation. Curtis focuses his practice on aviation and commercial litigation. Troy Rillo has become a partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami. He concentrates in corporate, securities and international law. Ourednik Law Offices, P.A. has relocated to 4925 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville 32207, (904) 396-8080. Ourednik concentrates in estate planning, probate, guardianship, business planning, taxation, nonprofit organizations and elder law. Nora L. Miller has been promoted to deputy administrator for professional services at Gunster Yoakley. Page & Eichenblatt has moved from its office on 17-92 in Winter Park to the new the historic Beardall House at 214 E. Lucerne Circle.The Law Office of Robert D. Melton, P.A., has relocated to 1000 East Robinson Street, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 841-4400. Melton practices personal injury law. Michael B. Germain has become associated with Phelps Dunbar in Tampa. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Bander & Associates, P.A., has changed its name to Bander & Scarlatelli, P.A., with offices at 444 Brickell Ave., Ste. 300, Miami 33131, 777 Palm Ave., Ste. 8, Sarasota, 34236, phone: Miami: 305-358-5800, Sarasota: 941-917-0066, fax: Miami: 305-374-6593, Sarasota: 941-917-0058. Douglas W. Ackerman and James C. Washburn have become partners at Kirwin Norris, P.A., with offices at 338 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 150, Winter Park, 32789, phone (407) 740-6600. Ackerman and Washburn both concentrate in commercial and construction litigation. Steel Hector & Davis of Miami has added seven new partners. Fernando Carabano-Mele works in the Caracas and Miami offices. He concentrates in mergers and acquisitions. Diamela del Castillo focuses in general trial and appellate work. Jay Kim practices in complex litigation and represents Korean and other Asian-based corporate clients in corporate and litigation matters. Robert C.L. Vaughan is an appellate attorney who practices in commercial and complex labor cases with international impact. Alfredo G. Anzola focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating international downstream and upstream energy projects. Barbara Bolten Litten is a litigator in the West Palm Beach office. She practices in complex and multi-district, insurance, and products liability litigation. Jonathan B. Butler of the West Palm Beach office practices in the areas of labor and employment and multi-district and complex litigation. Carl V. Romano and John P. Grygiel have become associated with Broad and Cassel in Orlando. Romano concentrates in the real estate group of the firm. Grygiel, formerly assistant general counsel and assistant secretary to the New York City Housing Development Corporation, practices in the affordable housing and tax credit group of the firm. Candice D. Tobin has been appointed by U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn as his career judicial law clerk. Ronald Scott Kaniuk, formerly of Salomon Green & Ostrow, P.C., has become of counsel to Kera Graubard & Litzman, with offices at 240 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., phone (212) 681-1600, The general practice firm handles real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, and collection matters. Robert R. Hearn has become partner with Zuckerman Spaeder in Tampa. Hearn focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Nora Galego and Jeanne Fuentes, formerly of Allen & Galego, announce the opening of Galego & Fuentes. The firm concentrates in residential and commercial real estate law, with offices at 604 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 205, Key Biscayne, 33149, phone (305) 365-9000. Akerman Senterfitt and Muller Mintz, P.A., have merged. The Muller Mintz attorneys who now practice in the Akerman Senterfitt Miami office: James C. Crosland, James S. Bramnick, Carmen S. Johnson, Denise M. Heekin, Paul T. Ryder, Jr., Marlene Quintana Morales, Jenna Rinehart Rassif, David C. Miller, Miguel A. Martinez, Suzan Jo, and Kelly Cheary Sulzberger. The attorneys joining the Akerman Senterfitt Ft. Lauderdale office include Gordon D. Rogers, Debra M. Lubkin, Leslie Miller Tomczak, and J. Michael Marshall. The attorneys moving to the Akerman Senterfitt Orlando office: David V. Kornreich, Jeffrey E. Mandel, Benton N. Wood, and David A. Young. The firm represents management in contract negotiations, arbitrations, union election campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings, employment discrimination charges, employment litigation, and occupation safety and health charges. Heather J. Encinosa and Christopher M. Traber have become shareholders at Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. Encinosa is in the Tallahassee office and concentrates in government finance and tax. Traber is in the Tampa office and concentrates in the representation of governments and banking institutions in transactions financing health care facilities, water/wastewater facilities, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities and implementation of special revenue sources related to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Michelle Lorenzo-Palacio and Deirdre Nero have joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Miami. Lorenzo-Palacio, formerly a legislative aide to Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, is a consultant in the firm’s government relations group. Nero is an attorney with the firm’s international business, trade and customs law group. J. Ronald Denman has become vice president and general counsel to General Tobacco, Inc. M. Sean Moyles has been named a partner at the law firm of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa. The practice represents management in labor and employment law matters. Ruden McClosky has opened a new office in Orlando. A. Brian Phillips of Phillips & Associates, P.A., and Michael R. Lowe and William F. Sutton, Jr., formerly of Greenberg Traurig, have joined the firm as partners. Phillips concentrates his practice in white-collar criminal defense, tax controversy, and commercial litigation. Lowe and Sutton practice in health law and represent clients in federal and Florida regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. The firm’s address is 111 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1750, Orlando, 32801, telephone: (407) 244-8000. Steven L. Cantor and Hal J. Webb announce the name change of its law firm to Cantor & Webb P.A. The practice concentrates in international tax and estate planning, real estate, and corporate matters for international clients. Tami Diebel has become associated with Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Rogers Towers, P.A., Jacksonville, has promoted the following lawyers to shareholder: Charles R. Curley, Jr., Rene M. Fix, Lori S. Patterson, Troy K. Smith, and Richard S. Vermut. Curley practices in tax law. Fix focuses in labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Patterson concentrates in the area of labor law and employment-based immigration law representing management. Smith concentrates in civil trial litigation, with special emphasis in the areas of construction, lien and landlord/tenant law. Vermut practices in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition law, computer law, and intellectual property. Jesse H. Little has become associated with Steel Hector & Davis in West Palm Beach. Little, formerly of Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans & Petree in Nashville, concentrates in estate planning and estate and trust administration. February 15, 2004 Regular News
I recently had the pleasure of giving the opening remarks at the 2015 TMG Executive Summit. This year’s summit, which focused on key industry topics including cyber security, innovation and the future of payments, was held July 27-29 in Vancouver, Canada.In my opening remarks, I explored the question: What will it take to thrive in the future? Before an audience of financial institution (FI) leaders, I worked to expand minds wider and broader than ever to the potential of exponential technology by offering a glimpse into the possibilities of innovation in the financial sector.Exponential technology takes many forms. Here are a few with the greatest potential to drive innovation within our industry.Artificial Intelligence (AI)AI replicates processes seen only in the human brain – except it does so with infinitely more processing power. It’s the mashing together of the power of the human brain with the power of computers. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
National Post 23 January 2017Family First Comment: The ‘elephant in the room’ in the debate over euthanasia…According to the authors, “as death approaches, health care costs increase dramatically in the final months. Patients who choose medical assistance in dying may forgo this resource-intensive period.”Shocking#rejectassistedsuicideDoctor-assisted suicide could save Canada tens of millions of dollars annually by avoiding costly “end-of-life” care, according to a provocative new analysis.The savings — up to $139 million annually — will almost certainly dwarf the costs associated with helping dying patients kill themselves, University of Calgary researchers report.The authors go to pains to state they aren’t suggesting people be voluntarily euthanized to save money. “Neither patients nor physicians should consider costs when making the very personal decision to request, or provide, this intervention,” they write in this week’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.However, their attempt to cost out the controversial practice is an issue many have avoided touching.According to the authors, “as death approaches, health care costs increase dramatically in the final months. Patients who choose medical assistance in dying may forgo this resource-intensive period.”Their analysis is based on the number of Canadians expected to choose an assisted death, the amount of time a person’s life might be shortened and the costs of care immediately preceding death in the final week or month of life, such as emergency department visits, dialysis and hospital admissions.They also calculated the cost of offering doctor-hastened death — including life-ending drugs that can run as little as $25, depending on the regimen.READ MORE: http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/0124-na-assisted-dying
The daily income of wage earners andmonthly salaries of the middle-class have been disrupted by the lockdown, withthe possibility of lay-offs looming large in the export, travel and tourismsectors most affected by the global health crisis. MANILA – Sen. Imee Marcos said thegovernment should go “all heart, all out” in funding the fight againstCOVID-19, calling an emergency budget to be taken up in a special session ofCongress on Monday the most crucial investment in our country’s future. Marcos added that the government cantake advantage of the recent upgrades in its investment ratings and theprevailing low interest rates of close to 0 percent to borrow funds of up toP440 billion, an amount still within a manageable debt cap of 5.4 percent fromthe present 3.2 percent. The lockdown may also be replicated inother parts of the country, if the spread of COVID-19 worsens, Marcos alsosaid./PN Possible sources of the first P300billion of the Pag-ASA emergency package can be squeezed from funds left overfrom the 2019 budget; calamity funds in the 2020 budget; intelligence andsocial funds of the Office of the President; PhilHealth’s emergency reservefund; and contingency funds from the departments of education, agriculture,labor and employment, social welfare and development, and public works andhighways, Marcos said. Marcos added that the Department ofHealth has not yet been able to predict when cases of COVID-19 infection willpeak, so the government must provide a budget responsive to health and foodsecurity in case the ongoing lockdown is extended beyond April 12. Marcos will pitch the Pag-ASA emergencypackage in a Senate bill on Monday, fearing public panic may ensue in comingmonths if the government’s proposed emergency budget of only P200 billion isapproved. “Ilokanaman ako, hindi ito ang tamang panahon para mag-kuripot ang gobyerno. Itodo naang tulong kung talagang tutulong para sa proteksyon ng mga mga healthworkers, pagkain sa mahihirap at sustento sa mga nawalan ng trabaho,”Marcos said. Marcos, who chairs the Senate committeeon economic affairs, has drawn up an emergency package of almost 750 billionpesos called “Pag-ASA: Alaga, Sustento at Pag-Angat,” which seeks immediate andsustained protection of health workers, provision of food and cash aid for marginalizedcommunities, and stimulus packages to badly hit industries employing millionsof workers. The senator warned that local governmentunits (LGUs) are likely to run out of funds in the next two weeks but addedthat they should be able to download funds directly from the nationalgovernment, in accordance with Section 87 of the General Appropriations Act. A lockdown to stem the spread ofCOVID-19 has slowed down Metro Manila’s food supply from agricultural producersall over Luzon, with checkpoints set up to support the social-distancingmeasures imposed by the government. Senator Imee Marcos
The 40-year-old – a free agent since leaving Fulham last month – has agreed a one-year contract to provide cover for Czech Republic international Cech at Stamford Bridge. The former Middlesbrough keeper told Sky Sports News: “Petr is number one – that goes without saying. For me what was important was that I could come to a club the size of Chelsea and really try and push myself as much as possible.” Mark Schwarzer is not planning to replace Petr Cech as Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper – but the Australian will certainly push hard to be involved at his new club. He added: “If I can help Petr Cech improve as a goalkeeper and help myself improve as a goalkeeper then we can learn a lot from each other and I’d be delighted with that. “There’s a lot of games throughout the season and I know that if I’m pushing as hard as I can do then there’ll be opportunities along the way.” Schwarzer revealed returning Blues boss Jose Mourinho had helped persuade him to join “one of the best clubs in the country” after speaking to the Portuguese about his future options. He added: “I’ve spoken to the manager at Chelsea and it was very easy to make the decision that Chelsea was the right club for me. “The size and ambition of the club and the opportunities at the club ticked all the boxes. It was an amazing opportunity to join a fantastic club.” Schwarzer moved to England in 1996 to join Bradford before making 367 league appearances in 11 years with Middlesbrough. He won the League Cup with Boro in 2003 and appeared in the 2006 UEFA Cup final against Sevilla. During his time at Fulham he became the first overseas player to make over 500 Premier League appearances and reached another European final as the Cottagers lost out to Atletico Madrid in 2010. Press Association
However, there is a Munster Junior Cup tie between Cloughjordan and Thurles Town down for decision.That match gets under way at 12.00pm.Clonmel Town versus St Michael’s is the pick of the matches in South Tipperary’s Clonmel Credit Union Premier League. Elsewhere in the top flight it’s Cashel Town v Clonmel Celtic.; Galbally United v Peake Villa; and Tipperary Town V Two-Mile-Borris.There are also two games in the North Tipp Premier Division League: Ballymackey v Roscrea United; and Nenagh Celtic v B. T. Harps.
He said: “As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble. But I’m glad we do a little bit more than that.“Thank you, Academy, for this amazing honour.”His words referenced comments made by Laura Ingraham, a Fox News presenter who criticised Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James for openly stating their opposition to US President Donald Trump.She had said they “should keep the political commentary to themselves, or as somebody once said, shut up and dribble”.Dear Basketball, written by Bryant and directed by Glen Keane, is based on a letter Bryant had published on The Players’ Tribune website, announcing his plans to retire from basketball.Bryant remains the Lakers’ all-time point scorer – he only ever played for one team – and is third on the NBA’s all-time list with 33,643 points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NBA legend Kobe Bryant won the Oscar for best short animated film in Sunday’s award ceremony in Los Angeles.The six-time NBA championship winner was recognised for Dear Basketball, a five-minute film based on a love letter to the sport he had written in 2015.When Bryant ended his career in 2016, the LA Lakers retired the two jerseys he wore during his 20-year spell.In accepting his award, the 39-year-old spoke in defence of athletes’ influence on cultural and political life.