Easy Contender win for American Stevens

first_imgAmerican boxer Rashid Stevens made a successful start to his professional boxing career last Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium when he scored an easy victory over Jamaica’s Camion Goldson in the penultimate round of the preliminaries of the Wray and Nephew Contender 2016 competition. Judges Lindell Allen and Peter Richards voted 49-46 for Stevens, while judge Owen Nelson scored it 50-45. Stevens was the second boxer from the USA team to make it to the next round and joins Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley in the mix. Boxers from the Caribbean team have won the other five places in the quarter finals that have been competed for to date. The preliminaries will end next week. Stevens came to fight, but Goldson seemed overwhelmed by the occasion because he, too, was making his professional debut. He forgot that to win a fight, the most important thing is to score points with punches to the target area. He did not do so enough and therefore lost the fight. Stevens started out quickly and showed good ring sense. Fighting from a south-paw stance, he moved a lot and scored with flurries to body and head. He made it difficult for Goldson to land any punches, and the Jamaican was not creative enough to find a way in. In the second round, Goldson was able to shorten the range and landed some good shots to the body of his opponent. There were some good exchanges in this round, and Goldson finished in a very positive way to take the honours. It turned out to be the only round that he would win. By the third round, a very confident and poised Stevens took control of the fight and scored with quick flurries to the head and body. His combinations were good, and Goldson just could not manage to launch a sustained attack. Stevens kept building momentum and cruised through the next two rounds comfortably as a somewhat bewildered Goldson could simply find no answers. It turned out to be as one-sided affair as the scores showed. After next week’s bout, the boxers will be seeded and the top four will select their opponents by using a draw. There should be some interesting matches in the next round as the boxers fight for the places that will earn them the major prize money. The winner will take home the Contender 2016 title and $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third place $250,000, and fourth place $200,000.last_img read more

Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals

first_imgCleveland has endured injuries, trades, tragedy and drama for months. The Cavs, who climbed from a 2-0 hole to beat Boston in the conference finals, have major roster holes and unfixable flaws. There’s no denying their toughness.“We’ve been very persistent and very resilient throughout this whole season, no matter what has been going on,” James said. “We have an opportunity to come home and protect home, as Golden State has done. It’s a very tall task. A very tough challenge going against these guys, going against this team.”Teams that have taken a 2-0 lead are 29-4 in the Finals, but the Warriors know better than to be overconfident. They’ve learned the hard way.Golden State held a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals before the Cavs rallied to win three straight and dethrone the Dubs. And last year, the Warriors trailed by six with 3:09 left before storming back to win 118-113 in Game 3.Cleveland has won eight straight playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena, which may be louder than ever with hometown fans still frothing from some calls that went against the Cavaliers in the Bay Area last week.Just the sight of Warriors forward Draymond Green should be enough to push the decibel readings inside the building to unsafe levels.“I don’t really think about being up 2-0 because the series could turn so fast,” Warriors star Kevin Durant said. “It’s a great position to be in. I don’t want to take that for granted; don’t get me wrong. But the job is not done, and you can’t relax or be comfortable when you’re still trying to win this thing. We know coming on the road is going to be tougher.”The Warriors may have Andre Iguodala back for the first time in the series.One of the team’s best defenders, Iguodala has missed six straight games with a left knee injury suffered in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Coach Steve Kerr said the 34-year-old has improved.“He’s getting closer, and I’m hopeful that he can play,” Kerr said. “If not tomorrow, then in Game 4.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew (From left) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr., center Kevin Love and forward Jeff Green cool down after practice Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have spent this strange season in one predicament after the next. And while they’ve successfully overcome all types of adversity, a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors represents their biggest challenge yet. (Joshua Gunter /The Plain Dealer via AP)CLEVELAND — LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference.As he stepped onto the podium, back among friendly faces and in the building where he has done some of his finest work, James seemed at ease, almost content. No signs of stress anywhere.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? For the third time in the past four Finals, James and his teammates enter Game 3 against the Warriors in a win-or-make-summer-vacation-plans situation. After they wasted a 51-point effort by James — with a reversed official’s call, missed free throw by George Hill and bone-headed move from J.R. Smith — and let Game 1 slip away in overtime , and following Stephen Curry’s 3-point barrage in Game 2 , the Cavs are faced with the reality that their season, strange as it has been to this point, is in serious jeopardy.However, coach Tyronn Lue, who plans to give disappointing forward Rodney Hood playing time on Wednesday night, feels his team can change the complexion of this series.“We’re very confident we can do that,” Lue said. “The guys are engaged and locked in. Winning tomorrow is a step forward, but then going out with Game 4 also. We’re locked into doing that, and we know we can.“We believe.”It’s easy to understand Lue’s confidence. After what the Cavaliers have experienced this season, a 2-0 deficit in the Finals against a star-studded Warriors squad on the cusp of being stamped as a modern-day dynasty seems manageable.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding While Kerr looked forward, James was forced to take another glance back at Game 1.On Sunday, uncut TV footage showed James uncomfortably sitting on Cleveland’s bench next to Smith, who inexplicably dribbled out the final seconds of regulation. James was shown asking Lue if the team had any timeouts and then reacting as if he had been punched in the stomach when he learned the Cavs could have stopped the clock.“Damn cameras,” James joked when asked about the video. “I finally got Game 1 out of my head. You’re taking me back, huh?”James, who is averaging 40 points, 10.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds in two games, abstains from social media during the postseason. He was unaware the video went viral or that he’s being criticized for not inspiring his teammates.“Me being criticized? I don’t believe that,” he said sarcastically. “I don’t care at all. I mean, we’re in the NBA Finals. How much more picking up of teammates do you want me to do?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Moments later, his demeanor shifted.A few reminders about his team’s urgent predicament against Golden State, questions about President Donald Trump and another review of Cleveland’s heartbreaking loss in Oakland swung his emotions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I know it feels like we’re down 2-0, and I don’t like the way I feel,” James said. “I don’t like the mood that I’m in right now. There’s no, like, ‘OK, you’re down 2-0 and you feel better than when you’re down 2-0 before.’ When you’re down like this, in a deficit like this — versus a team like this — there’s no good feeling. So I don’t feel good about it.”The Cavaliers may be in a dark place. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Moose FM has another concert announcement Tuesday

first_imgJoin Moose FM this Tuesday morning at 8:10am for a special concert announcement with the EnCana Events Centre.Plus on Tuesday, Kelly Doiron will tell you how you can purchase tickets before anyone else, just by joining the Moose FM Facebook Page.  If you’re not already a member, click here to become a fan.We’ll also have a chance for you to Beat the Box Office all next week…just listen to Moose FM for your chance to win.- Advertisement -Tuesday morning at 8:10am on 100.1 Moose FM.last_img read more

Lacazette, Morata in Community Shield showdown

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette controls the ball during their pre-season friendly against Benfica, at the Emirates Stadium in London, on July 29, 2017 © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Had the close season panned out as initially expected, Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata would not be lining up for Arsenal and Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley.After 14 years at Lyon, Lacazette decided it was time to move on and was reported to have agreed to join up with his France team-mate Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid. However, Atletico then had a transfer ban upheld over the signing of foreign minors and with the Madrid club barred from registering new players until January 2018, Arsenal stepped in.Arsenal’s fans have been crying out for a top-rank striker ever since Robin van Persie was sold to Manchester United in 2012 and in Lacazette their wish appears to have been granted.A dead-eyed finisher, the 26-year-old was the top-scoring Frenchman in each of the last three Ligue 1 seasons and left Lyon having scored 113 goals in his last four campaigns.He cost Arsenal an initial fee of £46.5 million ($60.6 million, 51.6 million euros), making him both Arsenal’s biggest ever signing and Lyon’s biggest ever sale.Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata (C) participates in a training session with teammates in Singapore, on July 24, 2017 © AFP/File / ROSLAN RAHMANLacazette will form a potentially devastating attacking trident with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, but manager Arsene Wenger has warned that he will need time to find his feet in north London.“Sometimes it takes a few months, sometimes it takes very little time,” Wenger said.“The only thing I must say with Lacazette is that week after week, he looks to adapt quickly. But overall I think it will take him one or two months.”Morata’s move to England was no surprise, but the Spain international had been earmarked for a move to Manchester United.Instead, United hijacked Chelsea’s attempt to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge and the champions switched their attentions to Morata.The 24-year-old cost Chelsea £58 million and is due to take the place of Diego Costa, who — completing the love triangle — is at loggerheads with the club over his desire to return to Atletico.– Hazard out –Morata has scored in a Champions League final, netting for Juventus in their 2015 loss to Barcelona, but arrives after a frustrating season as a back-up player at Real Madrid.Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Morata was deterred from joining Spurs two years ago due to his fears about the competition he would face from Harry Kane.But despite the striker’s inability to dislodge Karim Benzema from the Madrid starting XI, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes he can reach the very top.“He is a young player and my task is to help him improve and exploit his quality,” said the Italian.“I know he has great quality to become one of the best strikers in the world.”Sunday’s game, the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, is a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final.Having streaked to the title, Conte was seeking to emulate his compatriot Carlo Ancelotti by winning a league and FA Cup Double in his first maiden Chelsea season.But Arsenal blew Chelsea away with a sensational display, Aaron Ramsey’s 79th-minute winner securing a 2-1 win that brought the beleaguered Wenger a record seventh success in the competition.Sanchez could start on the bench for Arsenal, having only returned to training on Tuesday after being given an extended break following his exertions with Chile at the Confederations Cup in Russia.Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, likewise, is short of fitness, after also playing at the tournament, while defender Gabriel and midfield pair Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere are definitely out.With Costa frozen out and Eden Hazard absent due to a broken ankle, Conte could try out a new-look strike-force of Morata and Michy Batshuayi.New recruit Tiemoue Bakayoko, formerly of Monaco, has a knee injury, but Victor Moses could play as the suspension incurred by his dismissal in the FA Cup final does not apply in Sunday’s game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Radiohead Launches New Album: 100% Web, Baby!

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tonight the band Radiohead once again set a new standard for album releases in the digital era, by unexpectedly making available its latest album The King of Limbs a day early. Not only that, everything about this release was done via the Web and independent of a record label. Along with the early launch of the digital version tonight, Radiohead posted the music video of its first single off the album, ‘Lotus Flower’ – on, you guessed it, YouTube. While the new album doesn’t have the pay-what-you-like innovation of its 2007 release, In Rainbows, it is notable that Radiohead went 100% online this time. The announcement on Twitter and a special eCommerce website, the digital download, the video on YouTube. Plus, the social media reaction is astounding. richard macmanus It’s all happened so fast, too. Earlier this week, Radiohead announced on Twitter that it would be releasing its 8th album via digital download on Saturday 19th February. A physical, self-described ‘Newspaper Album’ is to be released in May, featuring vinyl records, a CD and lots of art work. The announcement, itself unexpected, built anticipation – which was whipped into an online frenzy tonight when the digital version was launched a day early.If this was a startup product launch, you’d have to call it masterful. Which is exactly what Radiohead’s new album release is. It’s like they’ve just launched a highly anticipated new app. How times have changed in the music industry. No longer are music fans camping outside record stores waiting for the double CD release of the new Guns n’ Roses album at exactly midnight. Nowadays the artist can do everything online and independent of record labels and stores, announce it on Twitter and launch the first video on YouTube.As I write this, music publications like All Songs Considered are breathlessly live-blogging the new album (“# 4 songs in #kingoflimbs feels like a skipping heart, thrilling and unsettling.” @allsongs).As for me, I’m kind of regretting ordering the larger WAV version – it’s taking so damn long to download! 😉 Related Posts Tags:#music#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

People On Twitter Are Killing ABC’s Camera Angle For Ohio State-Wisconsin

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It appears that ABC is experimenting with a new camera angle for tonight’s Ohio State-Wisconsin game in primetime.Judging at home, it appeared to be slightly more diagonal at times while also a little bit more zoomed in. It is definitely different from the norm.Nick Bosa with a huge sack on 3rd down for Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/20FvCGeWlc— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 16, 2016The early reviews for it are not good. People on Twitter have been crushing the new look in the early part of the game.Hey @ABCNetwork change the camera angle back to normal for the #OSUvsWIS game— Austin Brewer (@A_Brewcrew) October 16, 2016@abc wtf is this camera angle? This is not how I want to be watching Saturday night football. pic.twitter.com/p5CgSg3Z7P— Stephen Robinson (@ReveStobinson) October 16, 2016Is it just me or is the camera angle in the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game kind of strange?? Low maybe? pic.twitter.com/Fn4Okt6Yd5— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) October 16, 2016@ABCNetwork your camera angle for the Wisconsin/Ohio St. game is horrible.— Colonel T Royale ✝️?? (@Kydem22) October 16, 2016Can we lose the Grant Theft Auto experimental camera angle bullshit— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) October 16, 2016The camera angle ABC’s using for Ohio State-Wisconsin is the lowest, closest I’ve ever seen in a football game.— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) October 16, 2016@ABC change your camera angle. It’s god awful. #OSUvsWIS— Daddy (@b_crist00) October 16, 2016FIX THE CAMERA ANGLE @ABC #OSUvsWIS— Josh Hasting (@MakeHast) October 16, 2016If we lose I’m blaming the camera angle— Keith M. Hellebrand (@KHellebrand) October 16, 2016The main TV camera angle at Camp Randall is AWFUL.— Shea Carr (@Shea_Carr) October 16, 2016Anybody else think this OSU-Wisconsin camera angle is weird?— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 16, 2016Why they got this booty ass view for the Buckeyes camera angle????— Kaleb Clemens (@KalebClemens) October 16, 2016Wut is this camera angle— Jakob with a K (@JakobHussey23) October 16, 2016Trust us, there are many, many more where those came from. It isn’t uncommon for fans at home to let their voices be heard if they don’t like a certain aspect of the broadcast. Anyone else remember the glare at the Final Four in Houston back in April?Anyway, looking past the camera angle and at actual on-field action, Wisconsin fans have to be encouraged by their team’s start. The Badgers have stymied Ohio State’s explosive offense early and lead 10-0 on a 46-yard field goal by replacement kicker Andrew Endicott and an Alex Hornibrook TD pass.The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings between the schools, dating back to 2011. Included in that quartet of victories was a 59-0 demolition job at the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game.However, Wisconsin has knocked off an undefeated Ohio State team at Camp Randall in 2003 and 2010. Maybe history will repeat itself tonight.If it does, Badger fans will enjoy watching it from any angle.last_img read more

VIDEO: MS Veendam Rescues Pilot from Pacific Crash

first_imgVeendam currently is in the middle of an 18-day Circle Hawaii cruise roundtrip from San Diego, Calif., which departed Jan. 20.This is the third rescue at sea by a Holland America Line ship in 2015. On Jan. 3, ms Zuiderdam rescued eight crewmembers from a sinking vessel in the Caribbean, and Jan. 4 ms Zaandam came to the aid of seven stranded crewmembers at the Arctowski Polish research station at King George Island in Antarctica.Your browser does not support HTML5 video. “Congratulations to the team on ms Veendam for coming to the aid of the pilot and for working together with the Coast Guard to conduct this successful rescue operation,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “January has been an eventful month for our ships with several rescues around the world, and we are honored to be able to assist in any distress situation when needed.” zoom Holland America Line’s ms Veendam answered a request for assistance on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from the United States Coast Guard to rescue a pilot who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system.The pilot was located approximately 225 nautical miles off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, Veendam was able to successfully rescue the pilot, who deployed the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exited the plane into a life raft.Holland America Line crewmembers brought him aboard Veendam and provided him food and accommodations. The pilot, who was in good condition, disembarked on Jan. 26, at Lahaina.last_img read more

RYAN REYNOLDS PRODUCING STONED ALONE COMEDY BASED ON HOME ALONE MOVIES

first_imgAdvertisement Home Alone (1990) is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time and held the box office record for live action comedy until The Hangover 2 (2011). It also spawned a successful film franchise, giving rise to four more Home Alone sequels, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. No doubt studio execs are eager to cash in on the confluence of comedy, cannabis and hot commodity Ryan Reynolds.Reynolds, who originally hails from Canada, has proven to be a massive box-office draw and hotshot producer with the Deadpool movies, which have grossed a combined $1.5 billion worldwide. He’s got comedic chops and a seemingly great sense of humor in real life. Plus he’s easy on the eyes, am I right??Stoned Alone was scripted from an idea by Fox executive Matt Reilly (which was from an idea by John Hughes, let’s be real). Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin’ Back) has been signed to direct. Reynolds will produce through his Fox-based Maximum Effort production company.No release date has been announced yet, but we’ll be following this project closely to bring you updates and behind-the-scenes news. Stoned Alone has the potential to be the best new weed comedy since Pineapple Express—hopefully, the creative team aims really, really high.By maryjanegibson Advertisement Twitter Original story published by High Times Original story published by High TimesClap your hands to your cheeks and scream Kevin McCallister-style—there’s a new stoner classic in the works! Inspired by everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Home Alone, Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place fame is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox to produce and potentially star in Stoned Alone, reports Variety.The project, which is still in early development, centers around a 20-something loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip so he gets baked (stoned) at home—only to discover that thieves have broken into his house. Cue the high-jinks!center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Morocco Plans to Acquire First Submarine Ship

Rabat – Morocco is allegedly planning to purchase its first submarine ship. If purchased, the submarine will be based at the Ksar Sghir navy base in Northern Morocco. The Spanish news outlet El Confidencial Digital has reported that Morocco intends “to buy at least one submarine for the Ksar Sghir base.”The purchase of the submarine is “an old aspiration of the Royal Navy” that remained unachievable to date despite successive attempts, according to the newspaper. Moroccan Navy officials have intensified the search for submarine ships especially after Algeria acquired two new Type 636M ‘Kilo’ class Russian submarines– the upgraded ‘Kilo’ class– adding them to their already four operational submarines.The news outlet did not reveal the provenance of the alleged submarine.Reports have emerged that Morocco has already signed agreements to acquire submarines from Russia, the US, and Germany, but none of them have been disclosed.The Royal Moroccan Navy is also said to have approached Greece to purchase a second-hand submarine intended for training Moroccan Navy agents to get them used to modern submarines.  The outlet acknowledged Morocco’s leap in terms of modernizing its military equipment by acquiring last model of F-16 fighters, Abrahams battle tanks, Predator drones, or even Mohammed VI-A satellite. read more