Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 September 2020

The legend of Kobe Bryant will live on

Our readers have their say about the untimely death of the basketball player, Dubai roads, racism in a photograph and a lost camera

Kobe Bryant after making a basket in the closing seconds of a game in NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill / AP
Kobe Bryant after making a basket in the closing seconds of a game in NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill / AP

With reference to Jack Dutton’s report Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend and daughter die in helicopter crash (January 26) My twin grandsons who are national-level players of basketball and great admirers of Bryant were shocked to hear of his demise.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Legends live forever. RIP, Kobe.

Jerwin Dela Cruz, Abu Dhabi

Some way to go before cyclists’ dream turn into a practical reality

With reference to Patrick Ryan’s report Dubai residents want to see speeding drivers tackled before using bicycles on roads (January 26): having the same road for cyclists and other vehicles is an unsafe proposition and is unlikely to work.

Imran Mohammad, Dubai

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other Emirates have a lot going for them

With regards to Justin Thomas’s A tale of two emirates: why tourists love Abu Dhabi and Dubai (January 26): I love it for the weather, the spacious hotel rooms and the safety.

Derek Andrew Hands, London

Donald Trump has the guts that his predecessors might have lacked

Regarding the report At least one US embassy worker in Baghdad injured after Sunday rocket attack (January 27): many thanks to Donald Trump for having the guts to confront Iran while all former presidents of America caved in.

Adebayo George-Lawal, Lagos

Racism and exclusion: the way a photograph is cropped matters

Regarding Vanessa Nakate being cropped out of a picture with Greta Thunberg and other activists: it’s shame. Appalling but not surprising.

Roba Rajab, Dubai

We are blacks. We are strong. We are unbreakable.

Nalu Adia, Kampala, Uganda

Keep the camera if you must, return memory card full of photos

My wife and I recently had a wonderful visit to Abu Dhabi. However, on the last evening I lost my Panasonic Lumix pocket-sized camera in a taxi. Despite enquiries it was not found.

I would be happy for the finder to keep the camera but I would be hugely grateful for the memory card, as it has pictures of the recent Golf Classic, a day in Dubai, and visits to the Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Qasr Al Watan, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn. If the finder could place the card in an envelope and deliver it anonymously to the reception of the Sheraton Corniche, addressed to me, that would be amazing.

Andrew Neate, Abu Dhabi

Updated: January 27, 2020 06:56 PM

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