ANTHONY Joshua says he is “punching like a horse kicking backwards” and holds “no fear” going into his highly anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.At a charged final face-off next to the Diriyah Arena where the two will fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Ruiz, 30, warned there is “no way” he will lose.Joshua added he will weigh-in lighter than the 17st 9lb he posted before his New York defeat as part of a new plan.“I may be less than 17 stone,” he told BBC Sport.“I’m punching loose and heavy – rhythm and flow,” the 30-year-old added. “Before I was trying to bench-press a house; I used my body to get where I needed but then I started realising the sweet science of the sport.“I am punching like a horse kicking backwards right now.” MIND GAMES, NO FEAR AND TEAM CHANTSJoshua has not weighed less than 17st since 2014 and 5 Live analyst Steve Bunce said his projected weight was a “stunning revelation”.Ruiz, perhaps playing mind games, arrived at the news conference sporting a New York Knicks jersey. Joshua was housed in the changing room of the NBA franchise for the first bout, where he suffered one of the most shocking defeats in heavyweight history and lost the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles.As the pair faced off, Joshua’s team shouted “two times” behind him in reference of his chance to win the world titles for a second time. Ruiz’s team responded, shouting “and still” as the camera flashes lit up both men.Joshua, who had his final six-round spar on Tuesday, was asked if winning his belts back would be a career-high and replied: “I was asked if it will be a special moment and said ‘no’ as I know I belong there.“When I got back from New York, I didn’t lose any heart or fire in my belly and started punching the heavy bag preparing for this day. There is no fear in my heart, my eyes or mind, I am confident.” (BBC Sport)
After a final training session at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Manny Pacquiao and his team will drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Pacman will be staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort.At StubHub, aftermarket ticket prices for Mayweather-Pacquiao range from $4600 in the nosebleed section to $361,894.46 at ringside. Aftermarket tickets for the WEIGH-IN are going for $200 to $700.Floyd Mayweather is currently running as a -200 to -225 favorite at the online sportsbooks.More soon…………..
The FBI is currently searching for a suspect who posed as a FedEx delivery driver before fatally shooting the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and injuring her husband.The incident was reported at the home of Judge Ester Salas in North Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday.According to a judicial official who spoke anonymously about the incident, Salas’ son was shot after he answered the door for the suspect. The suspect then shot Salas’ husband who is a defensive attorney before fleeing the scene.Officials says Salas was in the basement at the time and was not injured.The FBI is currently searching for one suspect.
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Richard Maponya will feature on the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series on Sunday 24 August on SABC2 at 9pm. It has always been Richard Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow. (Image: Facebook/ Richard Maponya) Maponya Developments +27 861 333 264 [email protected] • Agoa opens up opportunities for Africa’s female entrepreneurs • Soweto: from struggle to suburbia • South African businesses honoured • Boost for black-owned firms in South Africa • South African business magazine the best in the worldRomaana NaidooIt has always been Richard John Pelwana Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow its own flourishing economy.Born in Limpopo Province on 24 December 1926, Maponya is a property developer best known for building a business empire despite the restrictions apartheid imposed on black South Africans. He was fiercely determined to see Soweto develop economically.Aged 24, Maponya – a teacher at the time – took a job as a stock taker at a clothing manufacturer. The manager sold Maponya soiled clothing and offcuts, which he then resold in Soweto. He eventually saved enough capital to open a clothing retailer in Soweto, despite being denied a licence under apartheid laws restricting business ownership for black South Africans. He had even hired the law firm of Mandela and Tambo to help him obtain the licence.Undeterred though, he continued his life’s journey towards entrepreneurial greatness.In the early 1950s, Maponya and his wife Marina (a cousin of Mandela) established the Dube Hygienic Dairy, which employed boys on bicycles to deliver milk to customers – who didn’t have access to electricity or refrigeration – in Soweto.In the 1960s, Maponya was a founding member and first president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (Nafcoc), and the founder and chairman of the African Chamber of Commerce.By the 70s, his clothing empire had grown, and he had begun to branch out into other areas: general stores, car dealerships and filling stations. His most recognisable development though has been Soweto’s Maponya Mall.On 27 September 2007 Nelson Mandela officially opened Maponya Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in the country.Maponya secured the land on which the mall is situated in 1979, first on a 100-year lease. Then, in 1994, after several attempts, he acquired it outright.Continuing to grow Soweto’s economy, Maponya also established Maponya Motor City on Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando East. The development included a Volkswagen and Toyota dealership respectively.At that time former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the development was “another milestone for Soweto by the Maponya Group as they continue to build sustainable world-class businesses in Soweto”.Maponya Motor City was the first such business in the south of Johannesburg, and now the Maponya Group’s ventures include property development, horse racing and breeding, retail, automotive sales, filling stations and liquor stores.
FILE – A Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 file photo of Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Barcelona says Gerard Deulofeu is joining Watford on a loan until the end of the season. Barcelona says the English club will be paying the winger’s salary and a possible add-on of one million euros ($1.2 million). (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says Gerard Deulofeu is joining Watford on loan until the end of the season.The English club will pay the winger’s salary and a possible add-on of one million euros ($1.2 million), Barcelona said on Monday. No details on the add-on were immediately available.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next The 23-year-old Deulofeu joined Barcelona as a nine-year-old in 2003, making his first-team debut at 17 in 2011. He was loaned to Everton and Sevilla, and signed by the English club in 2015. Two years later, he moved to AC Milan, and was re-signed by Barcelona this season.He was touted as a potential replacement for Neymar after the Brazilian left for Paris Saint-Germain in the offseason, but gradually faded from the starting lineup after lackluster performances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarcelona eventually boosted its attack by signing young France forward Ousmane Dembele and Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho. CEU, St. Clare hurdle rivals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View comments
McAteer: McCarthy can convince West Ham youngster Riceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Republic of Ireland international Jason McAteer believes new coach Mick McCarthy is capable of securing Declan Rice’s commitment.West Ham utility Rice also qualifies for England and is weighing up his commitment.McAteer told the Irish Independent: “Knowing Mick as I do, it wouldn’t surprise me if Declan Rice decided to represent Ireland now.”However, the way they’re moving, Declan possibly thinks England. Gareth Southgate is doing a really good job and he might want to be a part of that. England have a better chance of winning a World Cup. “But I don’t think he’d play a great deal of football for England. There are four of five midfielders that maybe come before him.”For Ireland, he’d be a key player. He could be a star for us.”Jason McAteer, speaking exclusively for bookmaker comparison platform your-promotional-code.co.uk TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom Danish shipping company Maersk Line and UK-based maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) plan to expand their Papa New Guinea coverage by adding two new ports of call, starting from March 2017. In addition to the existing ports, Port Moresby and Lae, the duo will add direct calls to the ports of Madang and Wewak.“Our vessels will call Port Moresby-Lae-Madang-Wewak on each voyage through Papua New Guinea,” the firms said.Additionally, Maersk Line and ISS said that Rabaul and Kimbe will continue to be serviced with domestic coastal relay from Lae.More details about the enhanced service will be provided closer to the launch date in March, the two companies added.
Grammy Award-winning artist and advocate Alicia Keys rallied with community leaders and residents of Harlem yesterday, hosting a community conversation aimed at tackling the issue of HIV/AIDS.Hosted by Harlem Hospital together with Greater Than AIDS, Ms. Keys was joined by Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY); Denise Soares, the Executive Director of Harlem Hospital; Minister Vin Baker of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem; Dr. Helene Gayle; Russell Simmons; and Greater Than AIDS ambassador Stephanie Brown, in an open and honest discussion with residents of Harlem about HIV/AIDS, its impact in the community, and the stigma that often surrounds the disease.In Harlem, as nationally, people of color have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The large majority of people living with HIV in Harlem are Black or Hispanic. In 2011, the most current year data is available, the rate of HIV diagnosis per 100,000 population was 4 to 5 times higher in Harlem as compared to the nation overall.Speaking to an energetic crowd of over 400 at Harlem Hospital, the speakers stressed the urgency of addressing HIV/AIDS in communities of color. The event brought together different parts of the community– faith and political leaders, social and health care advocates, artists and young people – to break down the barriers of stigma, fear and ignorance and promote HIV testing and treatment for those who are positive. Following the community conversation, Alicia Keys, Congressman Rangel and Dr. Gayle joined with community residents to get tested as part of a free on-site HIV screening being offered by Harlem Hospital.“There are serious misconceptions out there that keep HIV/AIDS in the shadows,” said Keys. “Each and every one of us has to come together to change that. There is no reason that Black and Hispanic people should continue to be affected like this. By talking about HIV/AIDS honestly and openly, we can overcome stigma and fear and start a real dialogue that allows us to know, learn and share the truth.”Earlier this year, Ms. Keys joined with Greater Than AIDS to launch EMPOWERED, a new campaign to reach women in the U.S. about HIV/AIDS and highlight their power in changing the course of the epidemic.“We cannot sit idly as this epidemic continues to spread,” said Congressman Rangel. “In fact, the fight against HIV/AIDS is one of my highest priorities in Congress. Recently I introduced the Communities United with Religious Leaders for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS (CURE) Act. It would authorize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health to provide grants to health agencies, and community and faith-based organizations for education, outreach, research, and testing activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention. I urge my colleagues in Congress to put politics aside and act on this important issue. But all of us, from all corners of society, need to do more. I will continue to fight for those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and will work tirelessly until the day we have a cure.”“We know AIDS is caused by a virus that attacks the immune system. But societal factors are among the leading reasons why some populations are more impacted by HIV than others,” said Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA. “We know there are a variety of reasons why communities of color are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. They are some of the same reasons that our communities are disproportionately impacted by other diseases—social and economic factors, including poverty. For example, African Americans are more likely than whites to be uninsured, less likely to be privately insured and have access to high quality services, and are more likely to postpone medical care due to lack of transportation resources and other competing needs. But these types of underlying societal factors can be changed. They must be changed, by all of us.”“The faith community plays a crucial role in this conversation,” said Vin Baker, a former NBA all-star who is now a minister at Abyssinian Church in Harlem. “We need to encourage our families to talk about HIV and AIDS, to remove the unnecessary stigma around it. And most importantly, we need to support our brothers and sisters who live with it.”“We have a responsibility to ourselves, to our friends, and to our community to become educated on the impacts of HIV/AIDS,” said Russell Simmons, hip-hop icon and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. “And the hip-hop community has an important role to play in that. We have to make sure we promote love and tolerance, not fear and stigma. We have to stand in solidarity with our HIV positive brothers and sisters. As Alicia said, artists have a responsibility, we’ve got to fight for others.”EMPOWERED, the cross-platform public information campaign Ms. Keys developed with Greater Than AIDS, speaks to both those affected by HIV/AIDS and allies in the fight about what can be done to change the course of the disease. It includes outreach through public service ads, social media and community programs. With a particular focus on women, EMPOWERED encourages increased knowledge and understanding about HIV and AIDS, open communications with family and friends, use of protection, regular testing and adherence to treatment for those living with the disease.“When I got infected, I wasn’t educated at all about HIV,” said Stephanie Brown, an artist and advocate who serves as an ambassador for Greater Than AIDS and EMPOWERED. Stephanie, who learned she was HIV positive at 19, joined the campaign earlier this year. “It was rough. Thinking about the idea that nobody wants you, it was like this whole new life I had to start living. At first I didn’t even want to start treatment. But it was what I had to do. What made me start fighting back though was the silence, the fact that no one was talking about it. That’s when I decided to share my experience and speak up for myself and for others who can’t. That’s why I joined EMPOWERED. Sympathy needs to be taken out of HIV. We need to start getting mad about it.”During the 90-minute forum, audience members were encouraged to engage with panelists and ask questions about HIV/AIDS and the launch of the campaign. One audience member asked Keys: “What do you hope will come out of this campaign?”“I want HIV to become something we talk about often and openly. I want it to be something that’s not awkward. I want the next generation of kids to grow up and wonder why it ever was,” she responded.Keys is also leading the EMPOWERED Community Grants program, administered by AIDS United, to give up to $25,000 grants to community-level projects that focus on women and HIV. She is co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, which provides AIDS treatment, food and other support to children and families affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.For more information about the EMPOWERED campaign, visit www.greaterthan.org/campaign/empowered.Source:PR Newswire
aptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie Metis Nation leaders join us to discuss which issues are important to them ahead of the upcoming federal election.We begin with discussion about what is being asked of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Harry Daniels vs Canada case which is currently being heard. A decision is expected early in 2016.Meanwhile, well over four hundred thousand Metis people are deciding along with Canadians on who to vote for on October 19th.Watch this edition to hear more about their top concerns.