Ruiz Vows to End Joshua’s Career in S/Arabia

first_imgAndy Ruiz Jr (right) beat Anthony Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in June But yesterday he posted on social media: “I’m excited to announce my rematch with Anthony Joshua. In the first fight I made history and became the first ever Mexican/American heavyweight champion of the world. I am grateful to Saudi Arabia for inviting me.”Human rights campaigners have questioned the choice of venue, citing Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. Amnesty International has said the move provides “opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to ‘sportswash’ their severely tarnished image”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr says he wants to finish Anthony Joshua’s career after confirming he will contest a rematch in Saudi Arabia. United States-born Mexican Ruiz, 29, shocked Britain’s Joshua in New York in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles. They are set to meet again in the Middle East on 7 December.“I took it to AJ in the Big Apple and I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert,” said Ruiz.The fight was announced by 29-year-old Joshua’s camp earlier in August, but Ruiz had not confirmed his participation.last_img read more

The Afro Carib Festival Comes to the Miramar Amphitheater

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – The City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis will host the Afro Carib Festival at the Miramar Amphitheater located at 16801 Miramar Parkway on Saturday, February 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This signature event is part of a month-long celebration of Black History Month.Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis stated, “We are so excited to be hosting the first Afro Carib Festival right here in Miramar. February is Black History Month and it also happens to be Reggae Month. We have put together an artist lineup that is exceptional. We are fusing the different genres of music from the African Diaspora and we hope Miramar residents and visitors from all over can come out to enjoy great music at a gorgeous venue.”Headliners at the Afro Carib Festival include reggae sensation, Capleton, Afro-Beats artist Stonebwoy from Ghana and Amara La Negra. They will be joined by Julien Believe and Jay Shep from the Bahamas, gospel-reggae singer, Soné and the Gutta Twins from Jamaica. Miramar’s own Tone C will also be performing. The event will be hosted by Yvette Marshall and Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik with DJ Mikey Mike.The festivities will also include food trucks offering multicultural cuisine, local vendors and much more. Event sponsors include Aetna, Workspace Property Trust, WZOP/WZPP Radio and CES Consultants.The Afro Carib Festival is free to the public with a $10 parking fee benefiting United Way’s Hurricane Dorian Fund & Food for the Poor. Free event tickets are available at read more

Old grenade discovered in local garage in Oxford

first_imgby Shane Farley, — Oxford police and a bomb squad member were called Sunday afternoon when a resident discovered part of an old grenade in a local garage.Police secured the area, just off N. Pacific, where the center portion of a pineapple-style grenade was found. The part was later determined to be a live grenade fuse and was safely disposed of by a bomb squad official from Sedgwick County.No injuries were were reported.Authorities said the fuse posed a risk mainly to anyone who might have been handling it. The outer shell had been removed and the fuse was wrapped in a cloth or handkerchief.The fuse was discovered as owners of the property sorted through items in the garage. Once it was found, authorities were contacted.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

HyperDrive PRO 8-in-2: A Portable Solution With Added Value

first_imgHyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Molekule Air Purifier: Small in Stature, Big on… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at When you own a MacBook, you know that you will eventually have to spend money on accessories to handle some of your tasks. These accessories may include everything from USB-C to USB-A dongles to a USB-C to VGA/HDMI dongle. Now, there’s also the HyperDrive 8-in-2 hub to add to the list, which you can purchase from the company’s website. The HyperDrive PRO really is a protable solution with added value — and it works.I purchased the hub to see if it would provide me with additional convenience and value or if it was just a “nice to have.” Here are my thoughts after taking the hub for a test drive during the last few weeks. To bad for others in the office who want this addition to their computers — because I am keeping it. When you pick the slimmest possible Mac for travel — you forget the other things you really liked about your old Mac — and the portable solution of the HyperDrive helps out a lot.How it WorksThe HyperDrive PRO 8-in-2 is a USB-C hub that takes the two USB-C/Thunderbolt three ports on the side of your Mac and turns them into eight new ports. These ports include an HDMI, a Micro SD, a Mini DisplayPort, an SD, a Thunderbolt 3, a USB-A, and a USB-C PD.When you need to connect multiple devices to your MacBook, this is ideal. For example, you may need an HDMI cable for your primary monitor and a four-port USB hub that you use for a keyboard, mouse, and a wireless charger for your smartphone. Or, you may use a Time Machine backup drive so the extra ports help.It helps deliver crystal clear 4K HDMI/MiniDP video on compatible 4K monitors for a better high-resolution display. HyperDrive also gives you the fastest USB-C capable of 40Gbps data transfer, 5K video output, and 100W power delivery, simultaneously. Also, it is the only MacBook Pro/Air hub with two USB-C ports that support Power Delivery (PD) & Data (40Gbps/100W + 5Gbps/60W).HyperDrive works with the 2016/2017/2018 MacBook Pro and 2018 MacBook Air. The USB ports will not charge an iPad.Some Issues to NoteIf you are not looking to connect multiple monitors (beyond two), then this is the right tool for you. However, you will run into a problem should you want to connect three or more monitors to this hub. That’s because this hub only has one USB-C port that can carry a video signal. Or, if I connect more to it, at some point the charging capability diminishes.If I use all the devices I mentioned above, including the Time Machine drive, all at once, my MacBook Pro will turn off the outgoing power to one or more of the two USB-C ports. The lesson learned here is don’t use all the ports at one time even though there are eight there.A Nice AestheticWhile it is a utility, the hub still offers a pretty cool design aesthetic that looks good sitting next to my MacBook Pro. It’s made from aluminum and designed to complement that look of the MacBook Pro. You can choose from either space gray or silver.The hub sits at an angle when you have it attached to your MacBook Pro. Since it tends to dangle downwards, I found that it helps to get some adhesive pads to add to the bottom of the HyperDrive, so it lays flat.One word of caution is to be careful when you first get the hub and try to plug it into your MacBook Pro. It fits very tightly, so you don’t want to jam it into your laptop quickly. Instead, take some time to jiggle it in and out a few times as I found this loosened it up enough while still keeping a firm connection.The Best (and Worst) FeaturesThere are many things to like about the hub, including how it looks, its portability, and the convenience of plugging into two monitors at once. However, it tends to get overloaded, including not being able to handle when all the ports are in use at one time. Occasionally, gets overloaded if high-power devices are attached to the ports like additional monitors and hard drives. Also, the MacBook Pro won’t charge very well when there are two monitors connected to it.After trying other USB-C hubs, they all seem to be slightly less than perfect with various issues. However, this is a value-added, affordable choice if you are not looking to connect a ton of things to it. Just for its portability, this hub wins out over others on the market.center_img Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… Canvia Digital Art Turns Home and Office Walls … Related Posts last_img read more

Caregiver Mini Series: 444 Days in the First Year (Part 2)

first_imgThe Waiting RoomThere I sat on the cool leather couch staring out of the large panoramic glass window that looked out into the hallway of the waiting room.Occasionally the door would open with a nurse, volunteer, or a fellow waiting room family member coming in or out.  Quiet conversation could be heard throughout the waiting room, as I continued to sit in my new ‘home away from home.’I would watch a little T.V. or watch the hands of the clock continuously chase each other around and around.  “Is this room getting smaller?”  I asked myself.   I would pray, “God please give me strength because I don’t know how much longer I can possibly sit here.”Some days I just wanted to leave, I needed a break, a walk, anything to get some fresh air.  I just wanted to be anywhere but within the confines of that waiting room.Caregiver’s Advice to Professionals and Military FamiliesThe “waiting game” is something most military families are accustomed to.  We become numb to the geographical separations we endure, and learn to hope for the best while expecting the worst.  Or so we think, or so I thought…I am not sure I could have ever prepared myself for what would prove to be the wait of my life–the unknown of whether or not I would get to see my service member today or if he would even make it to a new day. I was trapped in a waiting game.I can distinctly recall the myriad of conflicting feelings I felt as I sat day-in and day-out, trying my best to patiently wait for the next time I would be allowed to go back and see my service member.  Watching others pass through the halls, the changing shifts of doctors, nurses and volunteer workers.  I remember thinking on more then one occasion, “I just want to leave”.  I had no real plans of truly going anywhere, I just wanted to be anywhere but right there in that moment.  Of course those feelings were always quickly replaced by feelings of guilt, shame, and embarrassment.  “How selfish”, I remember thinking. How dare I wish to be anywhere else other than there waiting on my Soldier?No one ever told me these feelings were okay.  No one ever told me that I could leave, take “a breather”, a break from it all, and not have to feel guilty.  Sure, people would say, “you have to take care of yourself,” but what did that even mean?  So there I would sit, embarrassed, scared and extremely anxious as I continued to wait.  Watching the clock until the minutes turned to hours and the hours into days.It seems as if these types of feelings are seldom spoke of, and I cannot help but to reflect upon my own personal experience and wonder why as professionals we are not more aware of how it is not just the service member who suffers.  Expectations of recovery should at least in some ways revolve around the wounded family as a whole.  Just as the wounded service member begins immediate treatment, perhaps the family as a whole could benefit from some type of immediate, hands on (i.e., outside of online or web-based groups or forums) family therapy, or support group, or at the very least information on where to find such support.I was fortunate enough to have an amazing support group.  I had family with me at all times, and I became very close to another wounded family who arrived only a few weeks before us.  The waiting room volunteer’s whom we were blessed with were amazing, and the doctors and nurses who worked with my husband everyday were more than willing to listen to any concerns I had.  However my worry is that not every family will be this fortunate, not every family will have such a strong support group.   As professionals, I think it is our duty to educate ourselves on how to help wounded service members in the most holistic way possible, beginning with the family members who wait.Missed Part I of the series? Go to ‘The Phone Call’ for read the first installment of the series. The caregiving mini-series, 444 Days in the First Year, was written by Tabitha McCoy. Tabitha is a contributor to the MFLN–Military Caregiving concentration team and is a former military caregiver to her husband, SGT Steve McCoy. In this mini-series, Tabitha shares her personal story of caregiving, loss, grieving, and transitioning, as well as insight and advice for both professionals and family caregivers as she recounts the 444 days following her husband’s injuries and then unfortunately his death in June 2008.Tabitha holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is currently a graduate student at Valdosta State University where she is pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family.last_img read more

Playing with ‘a lot of joy’ key to Ginebra’s Game 3 win, says Brownlee

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But that was the least of his concerns. All what matters was the Gin Kings staying alive in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals after the 125-101 Game 3 victory on Thursday.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra stays aliveFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“(TNT) rely on him a lot and I think it’s going to be big for them. But for us, we can’t focus on that. We can’t worry about him or the other team and we just have to focus on what we do best and come up with a good plan whether he’s in there or not,” Brownlee said.Brownlee was one of the huge reasons why Ginebra evaded the sweep as he caught fire early, unloading 17 points in the first half and adding. 14 more in the killer 35-point third quarter. He wound up with 31 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three steals, and two assists. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Milan wants Japanese titlists READ: Frolicking while the giant sleeps And with this win, Brownlee is optimistic that the Gin Kings have rekindled their flame as they seek to force a deciding Game 5.“We’re gonna come out and play hard no matter what happens. I think having that chip on our shoulder is very helpful for us,” he said.Game 4 is on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? View comments MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img But the 29-year-old forward noted the rest of the squad also badly wanted to keep the series alive, hence the strong start.READ: Cone hopes Jaworksi could attend every Ginebra game“Everybody was just aggressive and were taking shots when they’re open, trying to get to the basket. We’re moving the ball very well. That was the key for us. We played with a lot of joy, we enjoyed tonight. That’s the big key for us, continue to play with joy and play together,” he said.Brownlee also thinks that the tall task of overcoming a 0-2 series hole was just the reality check Ginebra needed to clean up its act after topping the eliminations.“I think maybe we got a little complacent being first place,” he said. “Since I came back in the Governor’s Cup, we were kind of like the underdogs and we played with a little chip on our shoulders being the underdogs.”ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESDown 0-2 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals, Ginebra import Justin Brownlee was so focused in the duel that he didn’t even notice counterpart Joshua Smith leaving the game for TNT.“I didn’t realize it. I was so locked into the game, I didn’t realize it until it was third or fourth quarter,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

2 days agoDe Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

first_imgDe Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouthby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.Netherlands international Ake switched from Stamford Bridge to the South Coast for £20m in 2017, having struggled to break from the academy into the Blues first team.Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Ajax in the Champions League, De Visser told De Volkskrant: “Ake should have played for Chelsea by now. He’s so good.”How often does he not score with his head? He has timing and insight. I hope they buy him back. “That boy is perfect for them and he has played with Lampard.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

World Bank Says Jamaica is Poised for Increased Growth

first_img The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) report that the GDP out-turn for the March 2017 quarter ranged between zero and one per cent, with the forecast for the 2017/18 fiscal year expected to be between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent. The Bank’s Lead Economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the Government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments. The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The Bank’s Lead Economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the Government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments.He was speaking via video-link from the Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, during a recent media briefing hosted by the World Bank Jamaica office at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre in New Kingston.Mr. Schuler praised the Government for maintaining the fiscal stance that continues to generate steady improvements in Jamaica’s economy, following protracted periods of volatility.He noted that apart from “a couple of bad quarters” in 2014, there have been notable growth and improvement in key areas, such as the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment.The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) report that the GDP out-turn for the March 2017 quarter ranged between zero and one per cent, with the forecast for the 2017/18 fiscal year expected to be between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent.In relation to employment, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the total number of employed persons, as at January 2017, increased by 21,900 to 1,185,700. This translated into a 0.6 reduction in the unemployment rate, which fell to 12.7 per cent.Mr. Schuler further pointed to the current account balance, which improved from a deficit of 10 per cent of GDP in 2012/13 to just under one per cent in 2016, the best out-turn in 20 years.“If you look at the components of that (not only does) it reflect growth in net exports and services (for) both tourism and business process outsourcing, but also a declining trade and merchandising trade deficit and lower oil prices,” he noted.The World Bank executive also highlighted improvements in the budget which he noted successive Administrations have been able to balance since 2013, consequent on the declining national debt, resulting in a reduction in the deficit, which he forecasts will further improve.Of note, Mr. Schuler said, was that where Government expenditure increased over the five-year period, this was matched with significant revenue inflows.The Government’s total expenditure for the 2016/17 fiscal year was $503.4 billion, while revenue intake was $458.3 billion.Mr. Schuler also pointed to the dramatic decline in the rate of inflation, noting that while this has increased slightly since the start of 2017, it is expected to remain within the Bank of Jamaica’s forecast range.This, he added, reflected significant stability in the prices of goods and services, “which is very important for the economy”.The BOJ reports that the rate of inflation for fiscal year 2016/17 was 4.1 per cent, while the out-turn for the March 2017 quarter was 2.3 per cent.Mr. Schuler said these out-turns are “a very clear sign that the economic (and) policy reforms that the Government has been undertaking have led to a lot of stability and improvement in the long-run sustainability of public finances.”However, he urged the Administration to be mindful of the prevailing risks to which the economy remains vulnerable.These, Mr. Schuler said, include a debt level that remains very high, and the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, adding that Jamaica is an open economy subject to global shocks arising from policy uncertainty.The Bank’s Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, also underscored the need for further strengthening of the nation’s and economy’s resilience to natural disasters and other exogenous shocks. The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year. Story Highlightslast_img read more