April 25, 2012 |
Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games. World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against the Thunder for striking Harden in the head, giving him a concussion. World Peace claimed the contact was an accidental, overzealous celebration of a dunk. World Peace will miss the Lakers' season finale on Thursday at Sacramento and the next six games for which he is eligible.
June 12, 1988 |
Arm in arm, more than 300 Soviet and American citizens are walking from Washington to Philadelphia in a show of support for peace. With them, matching step for step in the 75-mile walk, will be Johanna Sibbett, 68, a grandmother from Swarthmore. "I have always been interested in improving East-West relationships," Sibbett said. "I grew up in Holland, and my memories of the Russians are different from most Americans. I remember them as the army which freed me from German occupation and as a people struggling to rebuild their own country" after World War II. Since 1967 Sibbett has been a member of the organized Quaker Peace Movement.
May 27, 1999 |
Two weeks ago, 8,000 men and women from around the world met at the traditional capital of internationalism, The Hague, to define the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in fostering world peace. The corridors swarmed with people, many in their national dress, discussing in a hundred languages how their organizations can network, sway public opinion and influence governments. The sheer vibrancy of this gathering - more than 1,500 of whose participants were youths - gave hope for the future of a planet blighted by genocide, ethnic cleansing and war. The consensus here was that governments are not enough.
October 7, 1990 |
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. - Iroquois proverb These words will echo all the way to Moscow today as the Seventh Generation Conference for Peace, Children and the Environment begins in the Soviet Union. The 60-member American contingent that will meet with more than 100 Soviets includes 48 Philadelphia-area residents - environmentalists, artists, scientists, educators and high school students. The week-long grass-roots summit is aimed at finding nontraditional solutions to threats to the environment and world peace.
November 23, 1986 |
A year ago Linda Ahdieh and her brother, Bobby, sensed a growing interest in and desire for the lofty goal of world peace among their classmates at Radnor High School. Linda, 17, a senior, and Bobby, 15, a sophomore, organized the Peace Committee, which eventually counted more than 150 student members. The committee, which promoted the issue of peace in discussions, sponsored a Peace Day Tuesday at the school in conjunction with the United Nations declaration of 1986 as the International Year of Peace.
February 5, 2013 |
DID METTA World Peace turn back into Ron Artest? On Sunday, the Lakers forward who changed his name 2 years ago, received a flagrant foul after mixing it up with 6-3 Pistons guard Brandon Knight. In the Palace of Auburn Hills of all places! Some websites reported that World Peace suckered Knight. On video, it looked more like a lightly thrown, sneaky jab to the jaw. "The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch," Knight told the Detroit Free Press.
March 27, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES Lakers forward said an MRI on his left knee revealed a lateral meniscus tear. World Peace, the only Lakers starter who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, left Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors with what was thought to be a strained knee. On Tuesday night, he discussed the injury via Twitter. "Sorry bout the injury," he tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half. I can't wait to get back But our team is so good We will win and get into the playoffs.
July 17, 2013 |
METTA WORLD Peace says he will be signing with the New York Knicks. Team officials at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas wouldn't confirm the move, but World Peace says he is excited to join Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," he said yesterday while attending the summer league in Las Vegas. While no official announcement was made, World Peace's agent Marc Cornstein was clear about what team his client would be joining for next season.
July 13, 1989 |
Their names are longer then their bodies. And their bodies seem as frail as matchsticks. In fact, the diminutive pair that bills itself as the "Indian Peace Cyclists" are men of steel. Thangavelu Srinivas Rao and Rajasekaran Gnanasekaran arrived in the Delaware Valley earlier this week near the end of a three-year, 38,000-mile, 38-country, six-continent bike ride. The two men, both in their mid-20s, completed engineering studies and decided to postpone career and family a few years to secure world peace and nuclear disarmament.
June 21, 2009 |
In 1971, Alan Kahn attended the World Conference on World Peace Through the Rule of Law in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1973, he attended a similar meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, organized like the 1971 meeting by the World Jurist Association, a nongovernmental organization. But in 1943, Mr. Kahn had graduated a year early from the University of Pennsylvania because, his daughter Marcia Kaminker said he had told her, "our greatest fear was that the war would end before we could get to it. " When "he was involved in the peace movement" all those years later, she said, "that was an interesting contrast.