November 2019

first_imgMan sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago The undefeated former welterweight king, who is coming out of retirement to fight McGregor in Las Vegas, said he had spotted rabbit punches in footage of McGregor’s sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi.McGregor, who has never fought in a professional boxing contest, appears to floor Malignaggi in the footage.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 shutoutMayweather, 40, was unimpressed.“I had a chance to see it and my thought were, it was interesting,” Mayweather said of McGregor’s Malignaggi knockdown. “A lot of rabbit punching, a lot of illegal shots, behind the head,” he added.READ: McGregor vows fast finish against MayweatherMcGregor has hired veteran referee Joe Cortez during his training camp to help advise on boxing rules and ensure he fights clean.“He’s had Joe Cortez in his training camp and I’ve still seen him being extremely dirty,” Mayweather said.Veteran referee Robert Byrd will be responsible for managing the fight and Mayweather is confident he will maintain control of the contest. Byrd officiated in Mayweather’s 2013 win over Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of “fighting dirty” in training but is confident of a clean battle when the two men meet in their August 26 superfight.Mayweather told reporters on a conference call on Thursday he believed mixed martial arts star McGregor had used illegal tactics in sparring sessions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I truly believe the referee is going to do a great job,” Mayweather said.“The referee’s job is to keep the fight clean. He don’t have anything to worry about. I’m looking forward to following the Queensberry rules of boxing,” he added.Mayweather retired from boxing in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record to emulate former heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano. A win against McGregor would see the welterweight become the only man to ever hold a perfect 50-0 record.Mayweather insisted however that moving clear of Marciano’s historic benchmark was not on his mind.“Even though this is my 50th fight, this is not my focus,” Mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend, he did it his way. I just like to do it the Mayweather way.”Win or lose, Mayweather is adamant that nothing will be able to tempt him back into the ring following his return against McGregor. He reiterated an earlier statement that this month’s fight will be his last.BACKSTORY: Mayweather ‘out of retirement for McGregor’“This is my last one. I gave my word to (adviser) Al Haymon, I gave my word to my children, I don’t want to break that,” Mayweather said.“I’m going to stick to my word — this is going to be my last fight.” Read Next Korea ousts Gilas Pilipinas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Huelgas and Chicano have been competing and training in Johore Bahru since June 29 and getting acclimatised should not be a big problem to them.Carrasco said the pair competed in Palembang, Indonesia and finished five minutes ahead of the Indonesians.Adorna and Mangrobang have been training in Portugal and competing around Europe, according to Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT Last SEA Games’ champions Nikko Huelgas and Ma. Claire Adorna will once again suit up along with John Leerams Chicano and Marion Kim Mangrobang, who won silver in 2015.“We are the favorites, everything is looking good, but I told the players, let’s not put our guards down,” said Carrasco after a lunch meeting with his team.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 shutoutField reports said the waters of Putrajaya is 31 degrees, which is hotter than usual.“We need to get used to it, so they had a swimming work out today (Saturday),” Carrasco added. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Nikko Huelgas.KUALA LUMPUR — Let’s not get over confident.That’s the stern reminder of triathlon top boss Tom Carrasco to the four Filipino triathletes who will try to retain the country’s double golds Monday in Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan fans who were bored to see him as an old man with a dull dressing style since the past few years have a reason to rejoice. In his forthcoming film Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap , one would see Big B in a jazzy avatar.We hear that Bachchan senior has tried to give a personal touch to his extravagant appearance on screen.He will be seen in scarves, jazzy shirts, designer denims, branded glares and he would be sporting two watches.This, we hear was a suggestion by Bachchan himself.”We had decided a flashy look for Amitabh. When the unit was working on his outfits and other accessories, he came with his idea that he would sport two watches,” a source from the unit said.Not many know that AB is very fond of wrist watches and is sometimes spotted wearing two at a time! So when he turned up wearing two watches on the first day of the movie’s shoot, he left everyone amused by this unique style.Director Puri Jagannadh instantly agreed that in the entire film, he would have his character sport two watches on the wrist, considering his role is that of a flamboyantly stylish old man.Needless to say, Big B was more than happy to mix some of his own personal style with his on screen one.The superstar would surely be liked by his fans for carrying such a quirky style with elan.last_img read more

first_imgIn a country with the world’s largest youth population and a passionate following for the English Premier League, every young footballer wants to get a feel of how the game is played at that level.But for someone coming from a country languishing at the bottom half of the world rankings, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train under the best in the business.Dilsher Singh Sandhu is the lucky footballer getting a fully paid scholarship to train at the Brooke House Football Academy for a year after excelling in the trials organised by Sport Espirit Academy in the Capital at the Thyagaraj Stadium.The 16-year-old, who idolises Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, was delighted after winning the prize.”It’s unbelievable. I’m on top of the world after bagging this prize and also glad that my hard work has paid off. This is a great opportunity for me and I will try to imbibe the training methods so that I can become a better footballer,” Dilsher said.Dilsher is a student of Air Force Bal Bharati School and is also a midfielder like his idol Fabregas.The trials, which began on June 16, saw around 3,000 footballers participating and 17 were selected for the final round.The participants were put through their paces and tested by coaches in various aspects of the game such as dribbling, first touch and ball control.”We want to encourage young and talented football players and transform their dreams into reality. We are looking forward to visit India every year and select one child for this scholarship,” said Anish Khinda, head of international football development of Sport Esprit Academy.advertisementsoumalya. santikari@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

first_imgApple is unveiling its latest iPhone on Wednesday, but its older phones will get a software upgrade as well. A new operating system sports a different mapping service and a built-in bond with Facebook.Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won’t be available on all devices. It will be a free upgrade for iPhones released since 2009, as well as last year’s and this year’s iPad models. It will also work with newer iPod Touch devices.With the launch of new iPhone, Apple is expected to provide details as to when the software update will be available for older phones.Here are some highlights of iOS 6:Apple’s mobile devices will have a mapping program, built in-house.New Maps application In the past, Apple has given prominent billing to Google Inc.’s mapping app. But the two companies have increasingly become rivals as people buy more devices running Google’s Android operating system. Google also has been keeping some features, including turn-by-turn directions spoken aloud, exclusive to Android.Apple’s new Maps application will have a voice navigation feature. It will have real-time traffic data and offer alternative routes as traffic conditions change. It will also include “flyover” three-dimensional images taken by helicopters hired by the company to fly over major cities. Google has been dispatching its own planes to produce similar 3D images.Apple’s map program will be integrated with its Siri virtual assistant so that you can ask for directions and pose other questions.FacebookThe new software promises better integration with Facebook. The upgrade will enable you to log into Facebook just once, and then you will be able to post to the social network from a variety of apps. You can also post about websites directly from Apple’s Safari browser.Facebook will be integrated with Apple’s online app store so that you can declare that you “like” specific apps there, as well as songs and movies in iTunes. Events in Facebook’s calendar and birthdays of Facebook friends will also appear on your phone’s calendar.Enhancements to SiriIOS 6 will have enhancements to Siri, which interprets voice commands and talks back to the user. It is also coming to the iPad for the first time. Siri, introduced last October with the iPhone 4S, is supposed to get better at fielding questions about movies, restaurants and other things.Apple says it is partnering with Yelp Inc. so that Siri can include ratings and prices of restaurants when you ask her about places to eat. The company is also partnering with OpenTable Inc. to make reservations. Siri will now be available in more languages and more countries.Apple also says it’s working with car manufacturers to let you use a button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri, allowing you to keep your hands on the road. Apple says General Motors Co., BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes are among the automakers that have promised to offer Siri integration in the next 12 months.CallsApple’s new software will give you more options for preventing messages and text notifications from disturbing you at night.You can control how and when you get back to people. If you can’t call someone back right away, you can set a reminder to call that person back later or have a text message sent directly to the caller.There’s a “call when you leave” feature that reminds you to call back when you are leaving a building or office. The phone can detect when you are leaving.New Passbook feature Apple’s new Passbook feature will be a central place to keep your boarding passes, tickets and gift cards.When you get to a Starbucks, for instance, the device will bring up your gift card if you have one and if you have the location feature turned on. Likewise, when you get to a movie theater or baseball stadium, the ticket will pop up. Passbook will also alert you to gate changes and flight delays once you have a boarding pass stored.Passbook could be the foundation for a new digital commerce hub for Apple, especially if the iPhone 5 includes a “near-field communication” chip that enables payment information to be transferred by tapping a device on a terminal at a checkout stand. A few Android phones use this technology to process payments with a feature known as Google Wallet.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The KaTropa employed lineups that featured just one legitimate big with three wingmen and one point guard surrounding him—a gamble considering the Gin Kings have 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.“If you can see we are effective with a small lineup because the ball was moving and we were getting open shots to Don (Trollano), Mike (Miranda), and our small guys,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The only thing was the shots weren’t falling, but those were the shots we want.”Despite having a smaller lineup, the KaTropa were able to have a 50-50 rebounding matchup with the Gin Kings and even had more offensive boards, 21-12. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBULACAN, Philippines—TNT may have absorbed a disappointing 90-79 season-opening loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup, but Jayson Castro sees positive things for his team.Castro said they’ve got the system that’s perfectly suited for the players and it was just a matter of knocking down shots.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jasmine Alkhaldi raring for SEA Games gold at home TNT’s main problem in the game, however, was its stroke from the three-point area wherein it converted just nine of its 41 attempts for a 22 percent shooting clip.“We’re more confident with those kinds of plays and we don’t have big guys so that’s our advantage,” said Castro. “We will live and die by the three.”Castro was one of team’s top performers with 17 points, 10 assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFor the last one week, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is facing a situation that he has not encountered in the last one year. As many as 12 incidents of rape, sexual molestation and stripping of women reported from in and around Bengaluru in the last 15 days has suddenly given the state an image of lawlessness. Unfortunately, neither Siddaramaiah nor Home Minister K J George seem to be showing the kind of urgency that is expected of them in tackling the situation.Bengaluru has never seen this kind of public outrage, on matters relating to women’s safety. On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people have poured on to the streets to seek action against the perpetrators of such crimes, particularly the alleged rape of a sixyear-old girl in a well-known school and the sexual molestation of a girl in a moving car by a gang of six miscreants. Both incidents came to the fore only after the media extensively highlighted them.In fact, there is a general impression among the public that the police, under the Congress regime, are being insensitive to issues relating to crime.Despite the so-called reforms and people-friendly policing measures, people here continue to view the law enforcement agencies with suspicion because of their personal experiences. There are plenty of instances to show how the police arm-twist cases or work under political influence to keep their masters happy.A girl, who was sexually molested for more than an hour in a moving car, is instructed by the jurisdictional police inspector to delete the words “kidnap” and “rape” from her complaint copy. It was subsequently found that the prime accused was the son of a local influential politician. Was the police trying to protect the culprit? Further investigations revealed that the prime accused was short of getting rowdysheeted for his activities in the locality. Similarly, parents of the six-year-old rape victim had to seek the support of parents of other children to mount pressure on the police to conduct a probe into the alleged rape.advertisementEvery time there is an incident, it is the citizens who have had to go out of the way to register their protest and convince the police to take effective action. But why is there such a situation? Why aren’t the police probing cases with the same seriousness in the first instance? There is a feeling among the public that a case may not progress unless pressure is mounted on the police, either through politicians or senior IAS officers or civil society. The politician-police nexus is an open secret in Karnataka and even politicians have acknowledged the same.As the spate of crimes against women rocked the ongoing Karnataka legislature proceedings, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa has directed the state government to transfer police officers who have completed a three-year term in each police station.But so far there has been no action by the state government to implement the Speaker’s directive. What is surprising is the attitude of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his team of Cabinet colleagues towards the issue.The Congress seems to have forgotten the fact that the people of Karnataka, who were fed up with the previous government’s administration, gave a thumping majority to Siddaramaiah. But whenever the BJP leaders question the Congress on tackling crime in the city, the Congress Chief Minister only points to the lapses of the previous government.Does it mean that the Congress is trying to prove that it is no different from the BJP? Or is it conveying that it cannot deliver better governance? But that is not what the people expect from the government. People cannot throng the streets every time there is a rape or sexual molestation case to exert pressure on the establishment.While the IPS officers are trying their best to maintain a harmonious relationship between the police and the public, the attitude of lower rung officers and constabulary needs a sea change. At the ground level, corruption continues to rule the police stations while a severe shortage of staff has affected policing.The Siddaramaiah government has four more years in power. But unless the Congress government addresses sensitive issues like these seriously, the impression that it is no different from any other political party will not change.Bengaluru remains a civic messThough it has been one year since the Congress came to power in Bengaluru, the IT capital continues to suffer as there seems to be no longterm vision on infrastructure for the city. While the government has been proclaiming achievements, ironically none of the projects is new but rather those announced by the previous government.advertisementThe peak hour traffic in the city is agonisingly slow at eight kilometres per hour. Though the roads have been widened, the absence of adequate number of underpasses and overpasses, unscientific one-way systems, and the acute lack of parking space, have made the Central Business Districts (CBDs) impenetrable during peak business hours. In fact, it has become routine for people to commute in taxis and auto rickshaws to CBDs for meetings than risking driving on their own here!While the state government is pointing fingers at the BJPruled Greater Bangalore City Corporation for the inadequate infrastructure, the civic agency, in turn, expresses its helplessness because of lack of funds to execute projects on a priority basis.On one side, as many as 1,250 new vehicles – both cars and two-wheelers – are registered every day in Bengaluru. On the other, not a single multistoreyed parking complex has been commissioned by the state government in the past decade, even though government agencies, such as City Corporation and Bangalore Development Authority, possess land banks within the city. The lack of accountability as well as short-term goals will only make Bengaluru’s traffic conditions worse.KPL to find best Karnataka cricketersThe Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) seems to have rediscovered its spark with the state team winning the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy this year. Several players from Karnataka are representing the Indian team in different formats of the sport. Buoyed by this, the KSCA has revived the Karnataka Premier League, a T20 format of cricket modelled on the lines of IPL.The KPL, which was started in 2010 by the late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, scion of the Mysore family, was abandoned after two editions. Now, as a tribute to Wadiyar, the KSCA has organised the third edition of KPL, which will start from August 23. Interestingly, several interior cities and local industrialists of Karnataka, have shown tremendous interest in the sport. Consequently, cricketers with national and international calibre are emerging from smaller towns of Karnataka to represent the state and the country in the game.As many as 10 teams are participating in KPL 2014 with matches being staged in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli. Former cricketers are managing the teams representing different cities of the KPL and it will be interesting to see how many new cricketers will emerge on the scene. Earlier, there was a notion that Karnataka cricket was restricted to players from Bengaluru due to access to the best coaches and practice grounds. But looking at the performers in this year’s Ranji team, that notion could well be forgotten. Let’s see if KPL can bring to the fore more talented cricketers from the hinterland. The writer is assistant editorlast_img read more

first_imgHow an item is utilized depends on the materials from which it’s made, a term called ‘build quality’. Apple Watch is intended to be worn from morning to night, so it is to be expected that it will be of sturdy build quality. Apple did not disappoint, and used 316L stainless steel, which is 40 per cent harder.Sapphire is the hardest transparent material on earth after the diamonds that apparently lasts forever (at least according to De Beers). That makes it perfect for ensuring that Apple Retina shows colors and pixels at their best resolutions.With outlines produced using fine top-grain calfskins, strong superior fluoroelastomer, and uniquely built stainless steel, the Apple Watch product line offers the pleasantly large cluster of band materials and clasp styles. Here we take a closer look at the styles that will adorn many a wrists in 2015.There are 2 sizes, purportedly for men and women (38 mm and 42 mm), but all straps do not come in both sizes.Link BraceletMade from the same 316L stainless steel compound as the case, the Link Bracelet has more than a hundred parts. The machining procedure is so exact, Apple says almost nine hours go into cutting the pieces for a solitary band. Partially, that long time is on account of the inconspicuous widening of the individual links as they approach the case. Once machined for joining, the connections are brushed by hand to guarantee that the composition takes after the forms of the outline. The custom butterfly clasp overlays perfectly inside the wrist band. In a stunning realization individuality of the user, Apple has designed a basic discharge catch into a few smaller links, so Apple Watch users can include and evacuate pieces from the bracelet without any watchmaking or metal crafting tools. As is usual with the steel of Apple, the links will come in stainless steel and space black stainless steel.advertisementMilanese LoopIn light of a piece of novelty art created in Milan at the end of the nineteenth century, the adaptable metal lattice design of the Milanese Loop wraps smoothly around your wrist for a comfortable fit. Accomplishing the wanted look obliged attractive stainless steel. Since off-the-rack materials didn’t offer the important immaculateness or erosion safety, Apple claims that it made it’s own metal-carbon alloy, and came up with a special heat treatment that makes it more tough. The lattice is woven on made-to-specification Italian machines, and each end piece is exclusively laser-welded to guarantee smooth edges.Modern BuckleA little French tannery started in 1803 produces the supple Granada cowhide for this rich-feel band. The smooth top-grain calfskin is delicately processed and tumbled to achieve a refined composition. What resembles a strong clasp is really a two-piece attractive culmination mechanism, that is delightfully easy to secure. Apple has included an internal layer of material for quality and skin safety. Trivia: it’s the same material NASA used to make the parachute strings for the Mars Rover! This band is accessible in pink, brown, and midnight blue.Leather LoopThe Venezia leather for this band is of the highest quality, sourced from Naples, Italy. With an artisan legacy renowned since the European era of flair, the tannery has a history of association with probably the most prestigious names in style. A sensitive processing and tumbling methodology yields a lovely pebbled composition. This customary craftsmanship is joined with an inventive methodology to bring the plan to fruition. Magnets disguised inside the delicate, stitched cowhide permit you to just wrap it around your wrist for an exact fit and a trimmed look. For variety, this accessory is made in stone, light brown, and bright blue.Classic BuckleFrom the eminent ECCO tannery in the Netherlands, the Dutch cowhide utilized for this band has a different, almost embellished grain, with an unobtrusive composition. The basic component is created from the same stainless steel as the case. It’s a lovely take on the conventional leather bands. Accessible in dark black.Sport BandSince it is produced using an elite, custom-invented fluoroelastomer, the Sport Band is sturdy and solid. Yet shockingly light and delicate. The material is more adaptable than the elastic usually utilized as a part of watch straps, so it has a pleasant feel and hangs easily over your wrist, almost floating. To attain a purer white and a deeper dark black, we figured out how to include the shade at the start of the assembling methodology. A creative clasp-and-tuck buckling action guarantees a clean fit. These bands are accessible toughness-wise, and come in white and dark black.advertisementlast_img read more