Floyd Mayweather Suffers Second Family Loss

first_imgRoger Mayweather (right), uncle of boxing great Floyd, passed away at the age of 58 years Despite the pair being separated, the 43-year-old has spent the last few days posting to his Instagram page images of himself and Harris during happier times.The pictures were posted along with tributes calling her ‘my rock’ ‘my friend’ and ‘my angel and ‘my love’.Roger was a key member of Floyd’s training team, training the 50-0 boxer when he made his pro debut in 1996 until his father, Floyd Senior, was released from prison two years later.The pair reunited in 2000 and were an iconic fighter-trainer duo for 12 years as Floyd established himself as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, as well as being a pay-per-view king.Owing to health problems, Roger retired from coaching and Floyd Senior took over as head coach for the twilight of his son’s career.Roger fought 72 fights as a professional, winning 59 of them over an 18-year boxing career. He held the WBA and super featherweight title and WBC light welterweight title during his career.His fighting career is best noted for his memorable bouts with Julio Cesar Chavez and Ray Mancini.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Floyd Mayweather has suffered a second personal heartbreak in a matter of days after his uncle Roger, who played an integral role in his fabled career, passed away aged 58 according to TMZ.The former boxer, who retired in 1999, reportedly had been suffering from poor health including diabetes, and had held the mitts for Floyd when he first set foot in professional boxing.Tuesday’s news follows from what has been a tough period for Floyd, after Josie Harris, the mother of his three children, was found dead in her car by police in California last week.last_img read more

Confident Groves predicts early stoppage

first_imgGeorge Groves has predicted another quick victory at Wembley Arena when he faces Kenny Anderson there on 16 March.The Hammersmith super-middleweight, 23, blasted away Paul Smith in two rounds at the same venue in November.And he has pledged to be just as explosive in his rematch with Anderson when he defends his British title against the Scot.Anderson caused him problems when they met in 2010, flooring the Londoner before Groves recovered to stop his opponent in the sixth round.But Groves said: “I’ve come on since we last fought and I can’t see him going as far as the sixth round this time. He’ll go earlier.“I’m expecting a tough fight. I’m not underestimating him and he’s going to want to prove that the last time was a mistake.“I’ve beaten James DeGale and Paul Smith and now I’ve got to beat Anderson before I move onto the next level.”Related stories and features:Groves set for rematch with AndersonA work in progressI’m not world class – yetGroves blasts away Smith at Wembley‘Ugly kid’ looks the partLet history decideOnes to watch in 2012Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Startup Finance: 4 Online Invoicing Resources

first_imgWith the end of the month rolling over this weekend it is the time when some begin preparing their monthly invoices to bill clients. Theses days there is no shortage of online tools to help with financing and invoices, so we thought we would take the opportunity to point out a few tools to help you get your weekend work done quickly and efficiently. With a plethora of services comes an equally cumbersome amount of features and options, from invoice limits, to pricing and to iPhone apps. Hopefully with this quick overview of four great services you’ll be able to better choose the right one for you.Editor’s note: This story is part of ReadWriteWeb’s Online Finance series, a weekly three-month-long look at how the Internet is transforming finance. From now until April 15, the annual income tax filing deadline for US readers, we’ll be looking at how finance has evolved, analyzing top Web tools and posting video of our conversations with the people who are shaping the online world of finance. The series is sponsored by OptionsHouse, an online brokerage firm with a professional-grade trading platform and some of the lowest rates in the industry for self-directed investors interested in stock and options trading. OptionsHouse offers free, online virtual trading accounts so investors can try out investment strategies before attempting to trade with real money.FreshBooks Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ballpark takes a different spin on invoicing by adding the missing link of communication between payers and payees, as well as a bidding and estimate service. With a birds-eye dashboard of your activities, users can tell when their clients view their invoices, and Ballpark’s commenting system makes it easy to clear up any disagreements. The service also compliments its slick user interface with an equally attractive iPhone app and desktop notifier for Mac. Users can get a free account limited to 1 invoice and 3 estimates per month, or they can pony up anywhere between $6 and $99 for more users and invoices.Billing Boss By far the online invoicing application with the widest set of features is FreshBooks. Users can create and manage invoices, track time and expenses, brand their documents, and get paid from clients through any of a number of online payment systems. FreshBooks also offers integration with Basecamp, an API for developers looking to integrate the software into a business’ current setup, and an official iPhone application. Half a dozen payment options are available, ranging from a free account with limited number of users and clients, to the highest paid account of $149 per month for 5000 clients and 20 users.Blinksale RWW’s Online Finance Series: Tags:#start#startups chris cameron Billing Boss is a completely free online invoicing solution for you bootstrappers, but this comes at the expense of being limited to basic features. The site does make up for this with its own iPhone and Google G1 applications and the ability to use PayPal. Users can also import their merchant accounts used on Beanstream, a payment services platform run by Sage, which also provides Billing Boss.There are dozens of online services that provide help with invoicing, including but certainly not limited to: PayPal, Zoho, Simply Bill, Invotrak, CurdBee and Invoicera. There is sure to be a solution out there to fit any business’ needs.If you know of some other great services you’d like to share, let us know in the comments.center_img Another great service is Blinksale, which offers an unlimited number of clients, but limits the number of invoices through its various payment plans. Like FreshBooks, users can import clients from Basecamp, but the only online payment option for Blinksale is through PayPal. A few downsides to Blinksale include the lack of a basic free account (they offer a free 30 day trial), and not having an official iPhone app, though a 3rd party developer has produced an application using their API. Blinksale has three pricing plans for $6, $12 and $24 per month.Ballpark Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… How the Web is Transforming Personal FinanceThe Evolving Online Finance EcosystemStartup Finance: Xero Powers Accounting in the CloudStartup Finance: 4 Online Invoicing Resources 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with first NASCAR title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Truex won his first Cup title by winning the finale, beating Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for the championship. The other three were former champions. Truex was the favorite .He thrived in that role, didn’t flinch when fellow Toyota driver Busch tried to use a different pit strategy to steal the race and then held off a hard-charging Busch over the final 12 laps to capture the title.It was the eighth win of the season for Truex and first championship for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing. It was the second title in three years for manufacturer Toyota.“Just a dream season. I was going to be gutted if we didn’t win,” Truex said. “We gave it our all, and it was enough tonight.”Busch finished second for Joe Gibbs Racing as Toyota, the most dominant manufacturer this season, went 1-2 in the finale.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Austin Cook wins at Sea Island, earns trip to Masters “We always say if you can fight a struggle with a positive attitude and just have a smile on your face and find the good and the silver lining in everything, in the end you’ll come out and karma will pay you back and good things will happen to you.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao PLAY LIST 02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao00:50Trending Articles01:53Gov’t, MNLF creating panels to ‘move forward’ in peace talks01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Kyle Larson, who was eliminated from the playoffs last month, finished third in a Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. Harvick, seeking his second title, was fourth in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.Keselowski wound up seventh and was stopped short in trying to give Team Penske a season sweep of the two top American racing series. Penske won the IndyCar title in September.Truex’s victory also denied Ford its third win of the weekend. Ford drivers won the Truck Series race and the Xfinity Series race. The manufacturer has not won a Cup title since 2004.But it may not have even had a chance Sunday because that’s how strong Truex has been all year . Through his tears, he tried to express what this season — a year in which longtime partner Sherry Pollex suffered a recurrence of ovarian cancer — has meant.“A lot of it was for (Pollex). A lot of it was for me. A lot of it was for this team,” Truex said. “I’ve wanted this since I was a little kid. Just never give up on your dreams no matter what happens and what kind of crap you go through.”Missing from the celebration party was Furniture Row team owner Barney Visser. He suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and is sidelined in Colorado. After pouring millions into his race team, Visser watched it win its first championship on television.Truex led nearly every statistical category this year, including wins, laps led and stage victories. Heading into Homestead, six of Truex’s wins came on 1 1/2-mile tracks, the same layout as Homestead. Now seven of his career-best eight wins are on those sized tracks.“I mean, yeah, they’ve had the fastest car all year, so it was good to see him win,” said Harvick.Keselowski reiterated that he believed the redesigned Toyota Camry has had an advantage over the competition since it debuted this season, and Chevrolet will catch up with its new Camaro next year.Ford has no plans for a redesign. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I don’t think anyone really ever had a shot this year the second that (Camry) got put on the racetrack and approved,” Keselowski said. “It kind of felt like Formula 1 where you had one car that made it through the gates heads and tails above everyone and your hands are tied because you’re not allowed to do anything to the cars in those categories that NASCAR approves to really catch up.”It was the final race as full-time drivers for Dale Earnhardt Jr., the most popular in NASCAR , as well as Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth. Earnhardt retired after his 25th-place finish.Patrick blew a tire and wrecked , finishing 37th. The only woman to lead laps in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, Patrick said in a tearful news conference this weekend that she would race only in those two events next season and then retire.Kenseth, who finished 15th, has no ride lined up for next year and said he will take time away from NASCAR.Earnhardt’s final ride slightly overshadowed the championship race, but he tried to put the focus back on good friend Truex afterward. He drove up alongside Truex, hit his car in celebration and talked after the race about his happiness for Truex. Truex won two Xfinity Series championships driving for Earnhardt early in his career.With a cooler of beer propped on the trunk of his race car, Earnhardt chugged several then partied with his crew and fans as Truex collected the Cup trophy.“I was glad to have a hand in getting his career started, I am so proud of him,” Earnhardt said. “This sport needs drivers like Martin Truex Jr., and everything that he went through as a driver, and everything he went through in his personal life, and everything Sherry has gone through, it’s just great. And they (Furniture Row) are the outsiders up there in Colorado, came down here and beat all of us from North Carolina.”Even with that early success when driving for Earnhardt’s second-tier team, Truex’s career never took off. He had a ride with Dale Earnhardt Inc., which closed and was folded into the Ganassi lineup. He finally found some success after signing with Michael Waltrip Racing, but he got snared in an MWR cheating scandal in 2013 that ultimately cost Truex his job and led to the eventual shutdown of the organization.He acknowledged earlier this week that he worried he’d never race again at NASCAR’s top level, at least until Visser called.Pollex reminded Truex of how far they’ve come when she embraced him.“I told him ‘That’s why you never give up,’” she said. “That’s been our motto all along, ever since I started my cancer battle. We were never going to give up, and we didn’t. Everybody is battling something, everybody is fighting something in their life, not just cancer, but any kind of struggle that they’re going through in their life. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry.Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion Sunday, then struggled to start the celebration. He was mobbed on the frontstretch by his Furniture Row Racing team, and after his girlfriend pushed through the crowd to get to him, he finally pulled the helmet and black visor off to show his face.Truex was sobbing.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 shutout“I was a mess. I couldn’t even talk,” Truex said. “I was a wreck thinking about all the tough days, the bad days, the times where I thought my career was over with, the times when I didn’t think anyone believed in me, but the guys, the people who mattered did, my fans, my family.“Then when I got with this team … they resurrected my career and made me a champion.” MOST READ Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race and season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR’s newest champion wouldn’t take his helmet off.He couldn’t.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next View commentslast_img read more

‘Sorry to disappoint but I’m not coming back’

first_imgShane Warne has put to rest the frenzied speculation about his possible return to Test cricket due to the team’s continuing slump.”There will be no comeback in this Ashes series,” wrote Australian spin legend in his column for The Herald Sun.The flamboyant cricketer-turned-commentator, who has been offered a million dollars to come back and rescue Australia’s floundering Ashes campaign, said he is flattered by the attention but it won’t be possible for him to actually return.”I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there will be no comeback in this Ashes series,” added the 41-year-old.”I must say I was very flattered and surprised that a lot of you out there wanted me to make a comeback and play in the series,” he said.Warne said although he would have wanted to be in the thick of things but it would require quite an effort to be match fit.”If there was to be a comeback I’d need time to get match-fit. My general fitness is as good as it’s ever been – I have worked hard on that lately – but toiling away for long spells and backing up the next day takes time, practice, lots of physiotherapy and even more dedication.”I must admit it did cross my mind, but then I woke up in London, where it was snowing, and realised I was only dreaming,” he said.”I will continue to help the Aussie boys any way I can in their quest to reclaim the Ashes.”advertisementWarne predicted that the Aussies, who are down 0-1 in the series, would win the third match in Perth to draw level and keep the contest alive.”I think they will win this match because they know the conditions better. They also know the length to bowl, which will help them take 20 wickets.”It’s about giving the English something to think about, start them doubting themselves and worrying about Australia,” he said.Warne, however, conceded that a loss in Perth could trigger wholesale changes in the team.”The way the Australian team plays this week will give us an indication of where it is really at. If the team fails here, then there will be some big changes at the end of the series, but a win could change everything.Warne lavished praise on rookie spinner Michael Beer, who could not get into the final XI for the ongoing third Test.”I’m sure the dressing room was daunting when he walked in because he did not know many teammates, but by now they will have realised he is a feisty player who doesn’t get overawed and gives as good as he gets.”He is an in-your-face player and, as I said earlier, this is what the Australian team needs. He could surprise many with his ability to spin the ball. With his change of pace, he reminds me a lot of New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori,” he said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl demands intensity lift from players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton boss Hasenhuttl demands intensity lift from playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is demanding a higher level of intensity from his players.The Austrian cancelled a day off last week, conducted intensive video sessions and staged one-on-one meetings with his players. His methods worked wonders as Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, the first at home since April, moved Southampton out of the relegation zone.”You can be sure as long as I am manager that if I have the feeling one guy makes one step less, I will tell him. And when I tell him, I am sure he will immediately improve,” he said.Hasenhuttl rewarded his players with a day off this week and admitted it would be tough to change a winning side. “At the moment I am happy I found a first XI who showed me against Arsenal that it is possible they fit well together,” he said.”I am not in the situation that I’ll change everything because one or the other player is a little bit tired. That is not in my mind at the moment. I am glad I’ve found a first XI and to get in this team is not so easy because they put something in my account and showed me they are able to win.” last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Plans On “Salmoning” President Obama Today

first_imgezekiel elliott smiles after winning the national championship.ohio state ezekiel elliottThe national champion Ohio State Buckeyes are in Washington D.C. Monday morning, and in just a few hours, they’ll make their way to the White House to officially be congratulated by President Barack Obama on winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. The leader of the free world may, however, want to make sure he has an extra body guard on staff before they arrive.OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott and his teammates enjoy trolling people when they’re live on television, using a move called “salmoning.” Basically, the way we understand it, the perpetrator moves his hand back and forth to mimic a salmon swimming, before poking or tickling the subject right at the end. Elliott, on Twitter, suggested that he’s planning on figuring out a way to do it to Obama this [email protected] thanks Jacoby. You are greatly appreciated. Now we need to plan the salmoning of the president @BarackObama— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) April 20, 2015If @EzekielElliott doesn’t salmon @BarackObama today, was the trip to the White House even worth it?— Jillian Yuricich (@Jill_Yuricich) April 20, 2015Here’s video of Elliott doing it to the president of the Sugar Bowl live on television.We hope he pulls it off, and somehow isn’t attacked in the process.last_img read more

CCPA says BCs fracking review doesnt go far enough

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the B.C. Governments planned review of fracking isn’t going far enough.  The CCPA is concerned that the review will not consider the human health impacts of fracking.In November, 17 groups called for a full public inquiry was essential to get at what public policy changes are needed to eliminate the health and environmental risks associated with fracking. The groups also demanded a review of the OGC’s lax oversight of the industry.“In northeast BC, rural communities generally and isolated First Nation communities particularly are directly in harm’s way as the fossil fuel industry further encroaches on our shared lands and waters,” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. Minister Mungall said earlier this month; the review will be done to ensure that fracking in B.C. is meeting the highest safety and environmental standards, and will be carried out by a three-member independent panel consisting of a professor of hydrogeology, a geological engineering professor and a geological engineer and geophysicist.“We know from preliminary studies that pregnant Indigenous women in the region have potential carcinogens in their blood that are six times higher than the Canadian average. We need nothing less than a full public inquiry that overtly addresses such harsh realities,” said Grand Chief Phillip.“What the government has done in response to our well-documented concerns is to appoint a far too narrowly focused science panel that very expressly won’t address what public policy and regulatory changes are needed to eliminate the serious health, ecological and climatic risks associated with fracking and all related natural gas infrastructure in this province. This is not a credible process, and we cannot support it,” says Ben Parfitt, a resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.The Ministry said the panel would report its findings to Mungall before the end of the year.last_img read more

United Way launches RV tour of Northern BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The United Way of Northern B.C. is hitting the road this month in an RV on its 2018 United Tour of Northern B.C., which is due to wrap up in the Peace Region next month.The United Way says it will be traveling to 20 communities in Northern BC to cultivate compassion, engage residents to overcome social issues and foster a culture of philanthropic giving in our region. The tour will be traveling to host events to raise funds that will stay locally in each community.The tour kicked off on Monday when the RV travelled to Fraser Lake. The tour will be heading to the North Coast before returning to the Central Interior. On June 1st, the tour will be stopping in Mackenzie ahead of stops in Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, and Fort St. John on June 12th. The full tour dates are listed below. April 30, 2018 Fraser LakeMay 1, 2018 HoustonMay 2, 2018 HazeltonMay 3, 2018 KitimatMay 4, 2018 Prince RupertMay 5, 2018 TerraceMay 7, 2018 SmithersMay 8, 2018 Burns LakeMay 9, 2018 VanderhoofMay 10, 2018 Fort St. JamesMay 22, 2018 QuesnelMay 24, 2018 ValemountMay 25, 2018 McBrideJune 1, 2018 MackenzieJune 5, 2018 Tumbler RidgeJune 6, 2018 Dawson CreekJune 7, 2018 ChetwyndJune 8, 2018 Hudson HopeJune 12, 2018 Fort St JohnJune 13-14 2018 TaylorThe tour will wrap up in Taylor on June 13th and 14th, in conjunction with the 8th Annual United Way Golf Tournament at Lone Wolf Golf Club. For more information about the United Tour of Northern B.C., follow the United Way’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaynorthernbc/last_img read more

Jackets look to put postseason in the past with rematch against Red

Consider this a midterm week for the Blue Jackets.Columbus (9-5-2) hosts central division rival Detroit (7-5-3) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.After practice Monday, coach Ken Hitchcock spoke with members of the media and said facing the Red Wings will be a good test for the team.“Those guys have targets,” Hitchcock said. “They’re the measuring stick for everybody. Detroit gets everybody’s ‘A’ game early in the season. I hope our team is excited to play them because they gave us a lesson at the end of last year.”In its first playoff appearance in franchise history last season, the Jackets faced Detroit in the first round. Although the Red Wings swept Columbus in four games, the team has added experience in postseason play.“I think the big thing for us is we are finally getting to play some division games,” Hitchcock said. “We are going to get a better read on how good we are in our division.”Columbus has played well at home, going 4-1-2 to begin the 2009-10 campaign.The Jackets began a four-game home swing with a 3-2 victory against Carolina last Saturday. Staying at home means extra practice time for the team and Hitchcock is taking advantage of it.“Not being able to practice has really slowed down our game,” Hitchcock said. “I told the players that this is really it for getting two practice days. We won’t be able to do this for some time after, so these next two days are important for us.”Detroit has been nowhere perfect on the road with a 2-4-2 record to begin the year, but Columbus knows the Red Wings are one of the top franchises in the NHL.“Hopefully we will be on our game and be able to match them for 60 minutes of hockey,” forward Raffi Torres said. “It’s no secret that they don’t like playing us. We are going to have to make sure to get the puck deep in the zone and make it tough for the defense.”Torres has scored big for the Blue Jackets. He has claimed eight goals in 16 games, including four coming off the power play. “I trained hard this summer and got everything back to where it needs to be,” said Torres, who has 87 goals and 68 assists in 374 career NHL games. “I got my confidence up towards the end of last season and I’ve tried to take that momentum into this year.”The Red Wings have three members with double-digit totals in points. Forward Henrik Zetterberg has four goals and nine assists to lead the team with 13 points. Forward Pavel Datsyuk has ten assists with two goals, while forward Tomas Holmstrom leads the team in goals with eight.“They are one of the best teams in the NHL,” Columbus forward Jakub Voracek said. “They’ve made the Stanley Cup Final two years in a row and obviously it’s going to be a tough game. There is going to be a lot of people in the building and we are excited.”As for the Jackets’ defense, the unit has been improving.Key defensemen Mike Commodore and Jan Hejda have been back as regulars in the lineup after suffering injuries in the beginning of the year, and the squad continues to gel together.“We have seven guys here that can play with anyone,” defenseman Kris Russell said. “As a group we feel we are starting to find each other and play well together. It’s nice to get a consistent groove when playing with the same group of guys.”With goaltender Steve Mason playing in form lately, the defense could be the difference in the outcome vs. Detroit. Mason is 7-4-2 with a .891 save percentage in his second season in the league.“He’s playing really well and is confident,” Hitchcock said. “I think the big thing is the puck has not been moving fast for him. He’s in sync with where the puck is on the ice and gets across the net really well now. He’s squared to shooter much better than the start of the year.”In observance of Veterans Day, the matchup vs. the Red Wings will be military appreciation night in tribute to those in the armed forces. read more