Tyson Fury promoter rules out Anthony Joshua fight in 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren admits a heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to come to fruition this year. The long-awaited Battle of Britain seemed set to take place later this year following Fury’s stunning seventh-round TKO victory over Deontay Wilder last month, which saw him claim the WBC heavyweight title. All that remained for the pair, 31 and 30 respectively, to face one another later this year was for them to win their upcoming fights against Wilder and Kubrat Pulev. The coronavirus outbreak, however, has thrown a major spanner into the works of what would be the biggest fight in the history of British boxing. The global pandemic has led to Fury’s trilogy fight with Wilder being postponed until October, meaning The Gypsy King would have to perform a quick turnaround to take part in an end-of-year clash with AJ. And Warren concedes the turnaround would be too much for the WBC king. When asked if the delayed Wilder fight means Fury won’t fight again 2020, the Queensbury Promotions chief said: “Exactly. “That will push that back to some time in February if that is the case.” Warren admits the postponement of the Wilder fight is less than ideal for Fury’s hopes of unifying the division later this year, saying: “We need the time to do the Wilder fight justice in terms of promotion, it won’t go on till the autumn. “The problem you have is also the training camps if they can’t do them properly, they can’t get in sparring partners from around the world. “Fighters also need a date to be fully focussed on. They want to be at their peak for a date so they need a date to train towards, we can’t give them any dates. “It is a blow as we would have liked to have got it done in the summer but it is what it is. The whole country is in the same boat, everything has gone on hold.” Fury versus Wilder 3 will reportedly take place in Las Vegas on October 3. A venue for the pair’s third meeting has not yet been finalised, although it’s understood the MGM Grand Garden Arena is in consideration to host the fight again. Warren has ruled out the prospect of the pair’s trilogy fight taking place behind closed doors, adding: “The 18th [of July] will not happen. “The commission in Nevada has said ‘no boxing’ for the foreseeable future and Las Vegas has closed down all the casinos – it’s like a ghost town there. “No-one knows what’s happening day to day, all we can do is hope for the best and push it back as far as possible so October looks like the date for the fight. “A fight between them behind closed doors just won’t happen – these guys are too big names to be fighting behind closed doors.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderGypsy KingKubrat PulevTyson Furylast_img read more

COVID-19 Case Update: PBC 1,333; Broward 2,480; Miami-Dade 5,898

first_imgThe number of coronavirus cases in Florida is quickly approaching the 17,000 mark.According to the Department of Health, there are 16,826 total cases of COVID-19 in our state as of Thursday evening.At least 371 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Current Positive Cases in FloridaPalm Beach County: 1,333 cases-75 deaths-676 men, 645 women-239 hospitalizationsBroward County: 2,480 cases-67 deaths-1,341 men, 1,120 women-357 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 5,898 cases-66 deaths-3,092 men, 2,735 women-450 hospitalizationslast_img read more

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the NFL’s future

first_imgMiami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)(CNN) — Allegations of racial slurs and threats of violence against Dolphins linemate Jonathan Martin have left Pro Bowler Richie Incognito suspended from the Miami Dolphins and sparked widespread chatter about just what kind of behavior is tolerated in the NFL.Here are five key questions about what lies ahead:Will the Dolphins cut Richie Incognito?He’s been suspended “for conduct detrimental to the team.” As for his future, the Dolphins don’t seem poised to make a decision quickly. “We reached out to the NFL to conduct an objective and thorough review,” the team said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the league on this matter.”All eyes are on the NFL probe.Does Jonathan Martin have a future in the NFL?The 24-year-old, who played at Stanford before going pro, left the team last week, during his second season. No matter what the investigation finds, it’s unclear whether he would want to come back.Aside from the alleged threats and racial slurs from Incognito, Martin has rejected parts of the culture of the NFL, according to some reports.Some of Martin’s teammates got up from a lunch table as a joke when Martin sat down last week, infuriating Martin, according to an analyst for FoxSports.com NFL.com called it a “lunch-room prank” that players pulled on whoever was last to arrive with his food.Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams told CNN the NFL is “like a closed fraternity. It’s really not made for everyone.”Was there hazing, bullying, extortion?Given the allegations and the environment of the NFL, it’s unclear whether Martin was threatened, bullied, hazed, and/or even shaken down for money.The central allegations involve voice mails in which Incognito allegedly used racial slurs and threatened physical violence against Martin. One transcript, published by NFL.com, includes an apparent reference to Martin’s biracial background. In the call, Incognito allegedly referred to Martin as a “half (expletive) piece of (expletive),” and threatened, among other things, “I’ll kill you.”Incognito apparently denied the accusation, tweeting ESPN, which had reported the transcript, “shame on you for attaching my name to false speculation.” The tweet and others were later deleted, according to bleacherreport.com.ESPN reported that Incognito allegedly got Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a group of Dolphins even though Martin preferred not to travel with them. Martin gave Incognito the money, fearing the consequences if he did not, the report said.How common is this behavior?Time magazine calls the NFL “a naturally twisted workplace.”There is “often a blurry line between hazing and outright abuse,” it says. “When your job is to be a maniac on the field, it shouldn’t be surprising that a player like Incognito, who has a history of anger management and substance abuse issues, could take things too far.”The attention around the Martin-Incognito case shines a light on that blurry line.Former offensive lineman Kyle Turley described a hazing incident in 1998, when he and other Saints rookies ran through a hallway with pillowcases on their heads while teammates punched and kicked them, Time reports.Still, Incognito’s alleged behavior shouldn’t be seen as representative of many players, analysts say.“If the evidence is factual, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is a racist, a bully and one of the lower forms of life known to man,” writes Sports Illustrated columnist Jim Trotter.And while some NFL players and personnel believe Martin should not have made the issue public, they’re also not defending Incognito, Trotter says.What will the NFL do?This case could rattle the culture of the NFL.It will force the league to establish just what forms of behavior are acceptable, and what’s done to make sure those standards are followed. Who, if anyone, will police players when they stray from what’s allowed? Will coaches be held accountable?Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin “has to bear his share of blame here,” USA Today quotes Sports Illustrated’s Peter King as saying. “The buck stops with him concerning what happens in the locker room … . (T)he coach is ultimately responsible for player behavior getting out of hand.”The NFL Players Association issued a statement saying it expects “that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players, and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples.”As the NFL launches its probe, it could find itself officially informed of numerous other incidents throughout the league. This one case between two men could prove the catalyst for the league to acknowledge and deal with disturbing behavior in its ranks.last_img read more

More proof emerges of mistreatment of migrant workers in preparation for Qatar 2022

first_imgAdvertisement The misbehavior with the migrant workers in Qatar is still continuing. The promise was made that all the workers would get the same treatment for the preparation of the World Cup in 2022. However, no promises were implemented in the field of work and still the mischief had been going on.Advertisement According to the reports in Qatar, three companies have been involved to take care of the full preparatory phase of the World Cup. These agencies are not paying migrant workers their wages. They have been sacked from the job without any prior notice and these sorts of incidents are very much common in Qatar.Advertisement After reaching this point, the workers filed a case against the authority. After filing the case situation detoriated more. The workers have not been paid a single penny after that protest. Some workers were oblidged to take off the case. They did it for getting some amount of money but they also did not get the full payment. The others who have not taken off the case have not been paid yet.The situation is getting worse day by day. The Government of Qatar should intervene into the matter because an event like World Cup is associated with it.Advertisement  Daniel James’ electric box to box run for Manchester United against Leeds  Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Health Acts at Senate for Enactment

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent two health-related instruments to the Liberian Senate for enactment.The first Act is to Amend the Public Health Law Title 33, Liberian Code of Laws, Revised to add Part VIII: Health and Related Rights, Chapter 1 Reproductive Rights.The second Act sent to the Senate by President Sirleaf in her communication dated April16, 2014, is to Amend Sub-Chapter  F: Special Proceedings Concerning Mentally Disabled and Legally Incompetent Persons, Civil Procedure Law, Title 1, Liberian Code of Laws Revised (Mentally Health Procedural Act).According to President Sirleaf, the Public Health Law Act before the Senate for amendment is in furtherance of Liberia’s commitment, as a signatory to several international Resolutions and Conventions that strive to improve sexual and reproductive health including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women (CEDAW). President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that the Act seeks amongst other things, to provide for the protection and advancement of sexual and reproductive health rights for all persons, promote women’s health and maternal and newborn health, ensure the access to provision of quality family planning and counseling services, and make provisions for the preventions and management of infertility.On the Act concerning the “Mentally Disabled and Legally Incompetent Persons,” President Sirleaf said it is an “Amendment of Liberia’s Civil Procedure Law concerning mentally disabled and legally incompetent persons.”The Act according to the President’s communication, includes an expanded and revised “definition of terms” incorporating more appropriate sector-specific language. Additionally, the President said procedural safeguards have been placed in the Act concerning temporary custody of persons believed to be mentally disabled, requirements for filing a petition for judicial review of certification that a person is mentally ill; adjudication of incompetency and appointment of guardian, and restoration to legal capacity and discharge of guardians.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, these two instruments are very important to Liberia’s health sector and by extension, the general health and welfare of our citizens. The former manifests Government’s commitment to the general of …promoting safety, health and welfare facilities…as expressed and envisaged under Article 8 of the Constitution, while the latter ensures that the procedural laws and accompanying safeguards, governing special proceedings for mentally disabled persons are in harmony with the Public Health Law.”The document was sent to the Senate committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women & Children Affairs, chaired by Grand Kru County Senator (Dr.) Peter Sonpon Coleman for recommendation to plenary for action.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Elephants on the Rampage in Nimba Forests: A Wake-up Call for the Weah Administration

first_imgOur Nimba Correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, in yesterday’s back page story, reported that elephants, the biggest of all forest wildlife created by God, recently went on a rampage deep inside the Gio Forest near Tappita in Lower Nimba County, destroying plantain farms, rice kitchens and other farmers’ facilities.In his well-researched story, Reporter Menkor interviewed the Administrative Commissioner Samuel N. Wheyee of Doe Administrative District, who welcomed the return of the elephants, and warned local residents to do the gigantic creatures no harm.Commissioner Wheyee explained that the elephants had crossed over to the Ivorian side of the border seeking refuge when their habitat in the forest came under attack from farming activities.  “But now that the forest is being reserved by Prosper, an American non-governmental organization (NGO), the animals are now returning to where they had previously resided.The villages ransacked by the animals, said Commissioner Wheyee, were situated deep inside the forest, “and so it is time that those who have their villages there relocate.The villagers who encroached on the elephants’ territory “did so illegally,” the Commissioner insisted, “so whatever they planted there belong to the elephants or any endangered species roaming that forest.”The Commissioner warned that anyone who shoots any of the animals will be prosecuted under the law.We urge the in-coming administration to strengthen forest conservation laws, including the protection of wildlife and endangered species.The main purpose of this Editorial is to acquaint the President-elect, George Weah, with a great development that could help make his administration successful—and that is TOURISM.Liberia, President Weah must be made to realize, has vast tourism potential.  And he must be informed that tourism is not only a money maker but also a bigtime job creator and a force for sustained and widespread development.What do we mean by Liberia has vast tourism potential?  We mean that our country is blessed with many picturesque (scenic, attractive, colorful) attractions that tourists from all over the world would love to visit.  One is Grand Cape Mount County, especially its capital, Robertsport, where within a one mile area, there is a lake, Lake Piso, a mountain, the Cape Mount Mountain and its tropical forest, and an ocean, the Atlantic, with beautiful golden sand beaches.Another is the Kpatawee  Waterfall behind Cuttington University in Suacoco, Bong County.There is also Lake Sheppard in Harper, Cape Palmas, where there is also the Tubman Museum, and also the Atlantic Ocean.Liberia also has a rich culture that our people as well as foreigners have enjoyed for generations.  We pray that the Weah administration will work quickly and comprehensively to rebuild the National Cultural Center, restore the acrobatic program and the National Cultural Troupe that used to travel the around the country and the world entertaining our people and foreigners to their delight (enjoyment, happiness).President Weah, an old Monrovia boy, also is familiar with the tourist attractions in the capital city—the Mesurado and St. Paul Rivers their wetlands and their scenic surroundings; the Ducor Intercontinental Hotel and its green and hilly surroundings that overlook, again, the great Atlantic Ocean.There is also Liberia’s 350-mile coastline, spanning from Robertsport in Cape Mount to Harper, Cape Palmas.  Liberians have for long dreamed of an oceanic highway along the Atlantic from Robertsport to Harper.Here is a major development challenge for the new Weah administration.What do we mean by tourism being a development booster and a big time job producer? By this we mean that beautiful four and five-star hotels, with swimming pools, plush restaurants and coffee shops and golf and tennis courts bring development.  They also bring jobs, plenty of jobs of all kinds — corporate employment as well as self-employment.And one of the great attractions that tourists love to see is not only our beaches, but also our wildlife.  President Weah should know that Liberia has plenty of wildlife—not elephants only, but leopards, hippopotamus, including the great pigmy hippo, found only in Liberia and few other African countries—Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. But the pigmy hippo is found primarily in Liberia.In Reporter Menkor’s story yesterday, we learned that Liberia has plenty of elephants. They are also found in Lofa County and elsewhere. Our new President should also know of all the wild animals in the Sapo National Forest. He should also be aware of a great town in Upper Lofa County called Vahun, which has a vast forest full of wildlife, including  all kinds of monkeys and chimpanzees, leopards and some say even giraffes and even zebras.What wonderful gifts Liberia has, yet unexploited for our good and greatness!We pray that the new administration will rise to these challenges and truly lift Liberia and move her forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joburg in top 50 commerce hubs

first_img29 November 2007Johannesburg has been ranked 47th out of 50 cities worldwide in a new study of the centres of commerce that shape the global economy.The findings of the study, the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index, were presented in Johannesburg this week.Compiled from research by a panel of eight independent economic, urban development and social science experts from leading academic institutions around the world, the index explores the strategic role that cities play in driving the global economy.Based on six measurement dimensions consisting of over 100 data points, the index assesses the legal and political framework, the economic stability, the ease of doing business, the financial flow, the business centre capabilities, and the knowledge creation and information flow of the world’s 50 leading cities.Occupying first position in the index is London, followed by New York, Tokyo, Chicago and Hong Kong. Completing the top 10 are Singapore, Frankfurt, Paris, Seoul and Los Angeles.Johannesburg’s highest ranking was in the “financial flow” dimension, where the city was ranked 26th. The city also scored high in the “ease of doing business” dimension, where it was ranked 33rd. However, it scored low for “economic stability” and “knowledge creation and information flow”.Speaking at the presentation in Johannesburg, MasterCard Worldwide’s general manager for Africa, Eddie Grobler, said the city’s ranking “demonstrates its position as a continental hub. As the city with the highest ranking in Africa, Johannesburg’s ranking tells an amazing growth story.”Parks Tau, a member of the city’s mayoral committee for finance and economic development, said Johannesburg had increased its capital investment significantly over the past five years.“There has been considerable growth in government-led public investment to support growth in the city, along with a concerted effort by the City, in partnership with the private sector, to develop the city,” Tau said.At the same time, Tau said there were areas where the city could improve, especially public transport. This would change for the better with the introduction of a bus rapid transit system, which would give Johannesburg a “safe and reliable” transport system.Mike Schussler, senior economist at T-Sec, said Johannesburg would also have to improve its knowledge base and its network capabilities if it was to succeed in the broader game of global growth and city wealth.“We do, however, know that between now and 2010, continued capital investment is planned by the City of Johannesburg for areas such as business process outsourcing, tourism and its public transport infrastructure,” Schussler said.“These investments, coupled with increased attention from the City on law enforcement and traffic congestion, will enable Johannesburg to improve its position as a world centre of commerce significantly.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Lynx capture 4th WNBA title, overcome Sparks in 5 games

first_imgCoach Cheryl Reeve has always regretted not getting Fowles more involved late in Game 5 a year ago, andthey made sure to force-feed their MVP this time around to close the door. After Parker’s 3 cut Minnesota’s lead to 68-64, Fowles corralled a loose ball and finger-rolled it in just ahead of the shot clock buzzer for a 70-64 lead.The Lynx looked to have things in control when Augustus’s jumper gave them a 79-67 lead that lasted until Jantel Lavender’s layup with 90 seconds to go. But Riquna Williams hit two free throws and Sims had two steals for layups, one of which she converted for a three-point play to pull Los Angeles within 79-76 with 35 seconds to go.But Moore responded with a tough pull-up in the lane and Fowles hit a couple of foul shots to ice it.“We’re not a team and I’m not a person to make excuses,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do to …”A rivalry this tight just had to come down to a Game 5, and Minnesota forced it with an 80-69 victory Sunday in Los Angeles. The Sparks and Lynx went five games last year before Los Angeles won on a last-second put-back from Ogwumike. The previous 12 meetings between these two teams, starting with Game 1 of last year’s finals, had a cumulative score of 908-908.ADVERTISEMENT “I think every time you do this, it gets a little more special because it gets a little harder,” Whalen said. “And more meaningful because you know it’s not easy. It’s not something we try to take for granted ever.”Candace Parker had 19 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Sparks, who were looking to become the first repeat champions in 15 years. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and eight assists, but Nneka Ogwumike fouled out with 5:29 to play and finished with 11 points. Los Angeles turned it over 17 times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith a team that had the makings of a new dynasty bearing down on it, the Lynx responded to reassert their own. They have been in the finals in six of the last seven years and now find themselves in the company of Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and the Comets that dominated the league’s early days.“They wanted to take their place next to the Houston Comets,” coach Cheryl Reeve said. “So they did it.”The game the Lynx rule now is bigger, faster and deeper and the proud core of Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Augustus and Whalen have had to earn everything they’ve accomplished. They led by 12 in the third quarter, but Los Angeles pushed right back, trimming the deficit to four at the start of the fourth. 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Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Odyssey Sims of the Los Angeles Sparks and Lindsay Whalen #13 of the Minnesota Lynx go after a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game Five of the WNBA Finals on October 4, 2017 at Williams in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lynx defeated the Sparks 85-76 to win the championship. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday.Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with 26 seconds to play, Lindsay Whalen had 17 points and eight assists and Seimone Augustus added 14 points to help the Lynx move level with the Houston Comets for most titles in league history.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES A capacity crowd packed Williams Arena, turning one of the oldest basketball arenas in the country into a rollicking women’s hoops mecca, reminiscent of Whalen’s days here as a star for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The old “Barn” is filled with obstructed views — seats behind support posts and under awnings that make seeing the court difficult.They were all filled on Wednesday night, and even if they had to crane their necks for the right view, they saw a game as long on turnovers as it was tension. The Lynx turned it over 18 times, but were able to overcome that with 22 points off of the Sparks’ mistakes.last_img read more

2011 Colley Reserve Five-a-Side Championships

first_imgA pair of X-Blades runners for the quickest Male and Female in the X-Blades Run Scoop and Score Race thanks to our friends at X-BladesTo nominate a team please download the attached form. The conditions of entry are also included in the nomination form. Please Note: All participants must complete, sign and return a participant declaration (attached).For more information, please visit Touch Football South Australia’s website – www.touchsa.com.au Related Filescolley_reserve_nomination_form___coe-pdfparticipant_declaration-pdf Nominations for this event are now open and close on Monday, 7 February 2011.This year’s event features a total cash prize pool of $2000 with an additional $1000 in prizes to giveaway on the day including:10 tickets to the 2011 International Rugby Sevens Adelaide for the best dressed team thanks to our partners, SA Rugby Union last_img read more

Photo: Amari Cooper’s Name Has Been Added To The First-Team All-American Wall At Alabama

first_imgAmari Cooper named first team all american.Amari Cooper’s time at Alabama has come to an end, as the wide receiver is headed to the NFL, but the former star will be forever remembered inside the Crimson Tide’s facility. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound wideout is one of the greatest wide receivers in Alabama history, so it’d be pretty tough to forget him, but that won’t be possible now, anyway. Cooper’s name has been etched into the first-team All-American wall inside the Crimson Tide’s facility, next to the other wide receivers who accomplished similar greatness. Cooper finished his Alabama career with 3,463 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He’s expected to be an early-to-mid first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.last_img read more