Ahmed Bin Sulayem poses with Kobe Bryant during an event. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The sudden death of American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, has shocked his fans not just in the US but also all across the world.
The outpouring of grief has also come in from Emiratis, including Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman of DP World and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, who have expressed their sadness and deepest condolences to the family of the basketball star.
DJ BLISS (Marwan Al Awadhi) says: “So sad. 💔RIP Mamba. Prayers for the family 🤲🏽. Life too short sometimes. Don’t take it for granted. Damn. I wasn’t even into basketball until Kobe came to Dubai and I was chosen to play in the team he coached. Ever since I started living basketball. Thanks man. #ripkobebryant #ripgigi”
Ahmed Bin Sulayem remarked: “My deepest condolences to @vanessabryant and the family of @kobebryant . Number 24 will forever be with us. Here is to my greatest of all time.”
The mother of the three children — a boy, 15, and his two sisters, 12 and 11 — sustained serious injuries in the accident.
A 32-year-old Emirati woman died on Tuesday morning as result of the critical injuries she sustained in a road accident.
Munira Omar was 32 when she was injured in a road traffic accident in 1991 after picking up her son Omar from school in the city of Al-Ain.
China has stated that dogs should be treated as pets, not livestock, for the first time – a move campaigners hope could signal an end to the country’s brutal cat and dog meat trade.
Guterres, who called for a cease-fire for all global conflicts on March 23, said the crisis has "hindered international, regional and national conflict resolution efforts, exactly when they are needed most.”
With the death toll passing 94,000, there remained plenty of grim news, with the IMF warning that the world was dipping into a new Great Depression and new data showing the United States has shed a massive 17 million jobs in a matter of weeks.