LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP):Minutes after turning what was touted as a big fight into a glorified sparring session, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez invited his next opponent into the ring.About 90 minutes later, Alvarez had already changed into a suit and tie to pose for the first stare down with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.At long last, Alvarez is ready to give boxing fans what they want. The two will square off on September 16, Mexican Independence Day.”I’m very happy that this fight is finally here,” Alvarez said through an interpreter, “the one that a lot of you said would never be made.”Alvarez, who had been fighting at light middleweight, had been accused of ducking the heavier Golovkin for a year. But after pummelling countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on Saturday night, Mexico’s top fighter is eager for the long overdue mega fight to determine the middleweight champion.”For us, this is the biggest fight in boxing,” Golovkin said.The Kazakhstan native owns the IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles. Alvarez had to relinquish his WBC belt to Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) last year when he declined a mandatory challenge.GOING TO HAPPEN”I’ve always stated that Triple G will happen in 2017,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s promoter. “Everybody was saying, ‘Why are you afraid of Triple G? Why is this not going to happen?’ I told everybody it’s going to happen in September, and we’re extremely proud and happy that this fight is going to take place.”Still to be determined is the venue, and De La Hoya insisted it could be “anywhere in the world.” One possibility is AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which would allow for a crowd upwards of 100,000. The Dallas Cowboys play away from home that weekend, making it an option.
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ SINGAPORE—Both Gina Iniong and Mei Yamaguchi have grown as fighters in the three and half years since they last faced off.Iniong has made name for herself as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the region and one of the fast rising female fighters in the ONE Championship promotion with two convincing wins just this year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi (L) and Philippines’ Gina Iniong face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonREAD: ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong So the Baguio City native is looking for a more decisive outcome this time in their upcoming atomweight bout on Friday, and she is careful not to make the same mistakes this time around.“I will go for a TKO if I could,” said Iniong, a veteran wushu artist, who sees her striking game as her biggest edge. “But this is mixed martial arts, and anything can happen. So let’s see.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Seniors Dennison, Trinidad grateful to Racela for Season 80 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For her part, Yamaguchi has gone 8-5 since with her latest win an impressive submission of Jenny Huang in June.READ: Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore cardFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Since our last fight, I think I’ve improved a lot. In a scale of 1-10, maybe my improvement is at eight,” the soft-spoken Iniong told PH-based reporters after the ONE: Immortal Pursuit press conference at Marina Bay Sands here.Iniong, who was a last-minute replacement for Angela Lee in the 10-bout card set at Singapore Indoor Stadium, edged Yamaguchi in a split decision victory in May 2014, a result the Japanese fighter’s camp thought was debatable. View comments
• Photo Gallery: Feeling the burn • Video: Saburo Hori, exercise buffGLENDORA – Saburo Hori is a wiry 89-year-old, slightly stooped with a thin, almost fragile-looking frame. But any sense of fragility evaporates when the octogenarian starts doing 70-pound tricep curls with speed and ease. Hori isn’t the only 80-something working out regularly at Citrus College’s Fitness Center, but at 89 he is the oldest. More unexpectedly, he is also one of the strongest, according to those who have watched him work out. His endurance and age – and undoubtedly, his ever-present grin – have made him a symbol of long-lasting good health, and an inspiration to those who know him. The 40-minute circuit of weight machines and cycling machines that Hori completes three times a week – on top of stretches and more cycling – are daunting even to younger health nuts. “I don’t know how he does it,” said Hori’s friend, David Ponce, 53, as he made his way through the gym’s circuit Friday. “It’s hard for me.” Nadia Bautista, a 19-year-old freshman at Citrus College also doing the circuit Friday, said seeing the older crowd was encouraging, and that she hoped to be as fit as them when she reached her golden years. Physical education professor Marilyn Gunstream, who oversees the fitness center, said she tells her students about the cheerful 89-year-old. “Just the amount of energy and exercise that he puts out at 89,” she said with wonder. “He’s just a tremendous inspiration.” Her 65-year-old husband, Gary, agreed. “He’s someone we can look up to,” he said. “If he can do it, we sure can.” Exercise has always been part of his life, Hori said. The Japanese American joined community baseball and basketball teams when he was growing up in East Los Angeles, the company baseball team when he was an engineer in Michigan, and even joined competitive teams when he was taken to a Japanese internment camp in Utah during World War II. Going to the gym three times a week and playing 18 holes of golf twice a week isn’t a chore, the Glendora resident said. “I enjoy it,” Hori said. “It gives me a reason to get up in the morning … I just enjoy meeting the people, making friendships, and feeling good, too. It’s a good way to start my day.” PE instructor Maury Greer, who sometimes opens the gym in the morning, said the camaraderie is part of the draw. “For many, and for Saburo, definitely, they enjoy the social atmosphere,” Greer said. The “lifetime membership” rates are also enticing – community members pay $5 for an ID card and get into the gym for free, Greer said. He also expressed awe for Hori. “If I did his workout, it would be tough,” the 57-year-old said. “And I’m an ex-track coach.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
After an extensive renovation to the Terrace Ballroom, Kee’s will be opening its doors for all to see on Sunday 25th September when the hotel hosts its annual Wedding Fair. Damask glittering wallpaper creates luxurious soft tones, while new lighting and mood wall with multi colour options creates a unique backdrop for top table guests. More atmosphere is created by sparkling fairy lights. Specially designed Top Table Thrones for the Bride and Groom will ensure they remain the centre of attention.The Terrace Lobby , with its own wood burning fireplace, is the perfect place for guests to mingle and spill out onto the hotel’s terrace and gardens. Another special feature has been added to the hotel as well a new bell tower has been built above the entrance into the Terrace Ballroom. The antique brass bell from the 1930s has been lovingly restored and brought back into use, ceremonially ringing in the newly weds when they arrive at the Terrace Ballroom to meet their guests. Kee’s Hotel has added a number of additional complimentary benefits to their already extensive range including complimentary candy table to say thank you, mood wall lighting and fairy light backdrop, top table thrones for Bride & Groom, ceremonial antique bell of welcome, second helpings for all guests and complimentary accommodation for parents of the Bride and Groom on the night of the wedding.The hotel received extensive coverage this year when it was chosen to be featured on TG4’s documentary about historic hotels of Ireland. “It is such a lovely honour to be now recognised as one of Ireland’s most historic hotels”, says Vicky Kee.Below are some pictures of the lovely refurbishment. Kee’s hotel is ringing in the changes was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kee’s Hotelrefurbishment
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Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies jumped into a swimming pool to save a woman who was trapped underwater in a pickup truck Sunday morning. Covina police believed the woman was looking down, dialing her cell phone just before she hit a utility pole, crashed through a block wall and landed in the deep end of a swimming pool at a home in the 1200 block of Barranca Avenue in Covina around 4a.m. Sheriff’s deputies Patrick Bohnert and Scott Hurst of the San Dimas Station were driving through Covina on patrol when they saw the white 2000 Dodge Ram crash as it headed south on Barranca, said Sgt. David Vega, also of the San Dimas Station. Vega said the deputies saw the cab of the truck rapidly becoming submerged. He said Bohnert took his gun belt off and jumped into the pool while Hurst held him by the waistband. Bohnert could not open the driver’s door so he forced the window down and pulled the woman, believed to weigh about 200 pounds, through it, Vega said. “I think the lady would’ve drowned if they weren’t there,” Vega said. The woman was taken to San Dimas Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. The deputies were unharmed, Vega said. About three miles away from the accident, a 23-year-old woman from Montebello lost control of a 2006 Toyota Camry around 11 p.m. Saturday. The car flew through the air and landed in the bedroom of a house in the 20800 block of Via Verde, CHP Officer Tariq Johnson said. No one was in the bedroom, which was demolished, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. The driver was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and airlifted to a hospital, Johnson said. City News Service contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Get live news and analysis Tuesday at 5 p.m. when the Warriors close out their four-game road trip with a game against the Timberwolves in Minnesota.The Warriors (47-22) will again be without starting center DeMarcus Cousins (foot) and Andrew Bogut will start as they face a back-to-back game after Monday’s loss in San Antonio.Golden State is currently tied with the Nuggets for the top spot in the Western Conference and could use a bounce-back game.This will be the third meeting …
SAN DIEGO–The Giants’ release of their Opening Day roster turned out to be anticlimactic, but that wasn’t good news for Mac Williamson.The Giants announced Thursday they have designated Williamson, 28, for assignment after the power-hitting corner outfielder hit .237 in 59 spring at-bats. Williamson can still remain in the Giants’ organization if he clears waivers and is outrighted to Triple-A, but after a rough spring, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi elected to move in a …
With South Africa’s gender equality statusbefore the UN, women’s rights in thecountry will receive new impetus.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) Masimanyane’s executive director LesleyAnn Foster is to present the country reportto the UN’s Cedaw committee.(Image: Shamin Chibba)MEDIA CONTACTS • Lesley Ann FosterMasimanyane executive director+27 43 743 9169 or +27 83 325 2497RELATED ARTICLES• Women’s month launched in SA• New body to empower SA women• SA women leaders unite for change• SA women take the lead• Media awards for SA womenShamin ChibbaWomen’s rights in South Africa will take a great stride forward when a national alliance of women’s organisations presents the country’s first shadow report in 12 years on the status of women in the country.On Friday 21 January, four representatives, led by the East London-based Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, will stand before the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) committee.Here they’ll present research they conducted regarding the progress of women’s rights since the presentation of the first report at Cedaw’s 19th session in 1998. Gender equality is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.Each Cedaw party state is required to report to the committee every four years. South Africa will therefore be submitting its second, third and fourth reports.Cedaw will review the report and present recommendations to the government on which steps to take to improve the situation.Identifying achievements and obstaclesAccording to Masimanyane’s executive director Lesley Ann Foster, the alliance that conducted research last year consisted of women’s groups across seven provinces.“We have worked with other organisations and have collected information on how women’s rights have been enforced by government,” she said.The study asked women to identify the achievements towards gender equality, and also considered ways in which obstacles faced by women and girls on a daily basis could be overcome. However, judging from the research, Foster said the country has not made enough advances in the right direction.In a statement delivered to Cedaw on 17 January, she acknowledged that the South African government has made significant efforts to address these gender equality issues through the ratification of the Cedaw convention and its Optional Protocol, which was introduced in 1999.“Despite these efforts, the lived realities of women, their quality of life, and their status within society has not seen a significant change,” she added.Foster and her colleague Thabisa Bobo, also of Masimanyane, discussed three main issues, namely discriminatory laws, violence against women, and challenges to young women – specifically those from rural areas – with the Cedaw committee.South Africa’s shadow report may be downloaded from the Masimanyane website.Kenya, Israel and Liechtenstein will present their reports around the same time as South Africa.Forming the allianceSouth Africa started to catch up with Cedaw reports in October last year when 22 women’s rights activists from around the country gathered in East London for a Cedaw seminar.This was a drive by Masimanyane to form a national alliance of women’s rights organisations from each province. They would then contribute to a report on the progress of gender equality in the last ten years.It was here that South African activists learnt how to use Cedaw as a tool for advocacy and lobbying. To guide them through the process were activists Ivy Josiah, the executive director of Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation, and Shireen Huq of the Nariphokko organisation in Bangladesh.According to Josiah, the activists educated South Africans on the Cedaw policies, explaining how they could be used as a useful instrument. “I showed women how this is a tool to analyse and solve problems.”Josiah believes the tool is an international principle that holds governments accountable. “There is this power called government that is duty-bound to make sure women are safe.”Foster added that Cedaw is a primary standard setting document that guides all UN member states which have ratified the policy as to how they should treat women and girls within their countries.The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979 and is often referred to as an international bill of rights for women.Masimanyane’s executive director, Lesley Ann Foster, will be in Geneva to present South Africa’s shadow report to the Cedaw committee.