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‘I’m back’ declares Mike Tyson in training video

first_imgThe newest video showed Tyson growling through a workout hitting the pads in yet another display of the ferocious power that made him one of the sport’s most feared punchers.Would you fight 53-year-old Mike Tyson for $10k?pic.twitter.com/YRJVIw8jUS— Jose Rosado 🔥🔥🔥 (@joserosado) May 11, 2020Since Tyson hinted at a return, challengers have been lining up for a shot at the boxer known as “Iron Mike”.New Zealand rugby great Sonny Bill Williams, who dabbled in boxing posting a 7-0-0 record, and Australian Paul Gallen, another rugby player with a 9-0-1 record in the ring, have been touted as potential opponents.A more likely bet, however, would be Evander Holyfield with whom Tyson engaged in several epic bouts during their professional careers.If Tyson, who retired after a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005, does return to the ring, he will be following in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao in coming out of retirement for an exhibition fight.Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20, won 50 of his 58 professional fights before retiring.Topics : Former-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on Instagram on Monday that ended with the message, “I’m back”.The 53-year-old caught the attention of the boxing world last week when he posted a short video of a workout that showed he possesses plenty of the punching power and speed that allowed him to become the first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.Tyson said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.last_img read more

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‘Vulnerable’ Dutch pension fund targets €5bn in assets after merger

first_imgVlakglas, the €750m pension fund for the window pane manufacturing industry in the Netherlands, and Groothandel, the €854m scheme for the wholesale sector, have said they want to merge on 30 June. The new and as-yet unnamed pension fund aims to increase its assets under management to €5bn and its total number of active participants to approximately 25,000 by attracting other smaller industry-wide schemes, according to Jacques van de Vall, independent chairman at Vlakglas.He said his scheme was among those the pensions regulator (DNB) had recently deemed “potentially vulnerable”.Van de Vall added that the board of the merged scheme would consist of the current trustees of Vlakglas and Groothandel. It will be tasked with fleshing out how other pension funds should be approached and decide on a governance model.Van de Vall said any future board structure must guarantee that joining schemes have a say in board affairs.He added that the merged scheme’s target scale of €5bn would be the optimal size, “as asset management costs don’t fall further if assets increase”.He estimated that administration costs per participant would be approximately €85 at the envisaged scheme, the usual level at the larger industry-wide pension funds in the Netherlands.Van de Vall said several industry-wide schemes were potential merger partners, as they had “common ground” with Groothandel.Both Vlakglas and Groothandel have outsourced administration to pensions provider AZL, with Vlakglas’s contract terminating at the time of the intended merger.However, the agreement with Groothandel is to expire after two and a half years.“Whether we will stay with AZL depends on the outcome of the negotiations,” Van de Vall said.The largest part of Groothandel’s assets has been reinsured with Aegon and Nationale Nederlanden.The scheme is managing €56m in-house. Groothandel has 5,335 active participants, 5,013 pensioners and approximately 20,000 deferred members.As at the end of 2013, these figures for Vlakglas were 5,270, 3,765 and 14,590, respectively.The merger partners have 353 and 409 affiliated employers, respectively.last_img read more

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Rising Sun Regional awards local 12 grants

first_imgRising Sun, In. —The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $201,150 in 12 new grants in the first quarter of 2019. These grants included:$5,000 to the American Legion Post #235 Milan toward the installation of a  community awareness sign$40,000 to the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department for the replacement of radios$5,000 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward expenses for the USS LST 325, an amphibious vessel used in several wars, to be in attendance at the Aurora Bicentennial in September 2019$12,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of classroom instruments for the Intermediate School;$2,723 to the Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation for the development of emergency guide books;$5,000 to LifeTime Resources toward matching funds for a Catch-a-Ride vehicle to be used primarily in Ripley County;$24,013 to the Milan Community School Corporation for classroom space for STEM-related activities;$5,000 to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of a stabilization kit;$3,000 to the Ripley County Parks & Recreation toward upgrades to electrical power at the fairgrounds;$40,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of a new tractor/mower for the Highway Department;$39,414 to the Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation for the replacement of tile and water fountains at the high school; and$20,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation toward the development of flexible seating classrooms.Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 15, 2019 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF websit, and can be emailed to Jascia Redwine at risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com.The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received more than $43 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community.last_img read more

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Cricket News DDCA cancels Virat Kohli felicitation ceremony in wake of Pulwama terror attack

first_imgThe Pulwama terror attack resulted in calls for the Indian cricket team to boycott the game against Manchester at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in Old Trafford, Manchester on June 16. Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly called for ending all sporting ties with Pakistan while Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly called for the game to be played. Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai has called for the complete isolation of Pakistan while Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI, wrote a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) calling for nations to severe all ties with nations that support terrorism. The five-match ODI series is evenly poised heading into the decider in Delhi. India won the Hyderabad ODI by six wickets and held their nerve to clinch the Nagpur ODI by eight runs. Australia withstood a brilliant onslaught from Virat Kohli who scored his 41st century as they won the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs. In the same game, before the start of the match, the Indian cricket team wore army-style caps tio pay tribute to the armed forces. In the Mohali ODI, Australia achieved the highest successful chase by a visiting team in an ODI in India as they chased down 359 to win the match by four wickets.   Virat Kohli scored his 41st century in the Ranchi ODI against Australia.Australia chased down 359 in Mohali, the highest by a visiting team in ODIs against India.The five-match series is evenly poised at 2-2. New Delhi: Before the start of the series-deciding Delhi ODI between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association had plans to felicitate Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli. Sehwag, Gambhir and Kohli had contributed immensely for the Indian cricket team and the DDCA decided to felicitate the three ‘Delhi legends’ ahead of the Australia ODI. However, the plan has been shelved in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF Jawans on February 14. Speaking to PTI, DDCA president Rajat Sharma explained the rationale behind canceling the felicitation event. “We had plans of felicitating Sehwag, Gambhir and Kohli but we decided against it since BCCI is also not having an opening ceremony of the IPL.We have also decided to donate Rs 10 lakh to Delhi Police’s Martyrs Fund. As of now, 90 percent of the tickets that was put on public sale has been sold out,” Sharma said. In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, BCCI decided to call off the IPL opening ceremony but also decided to donate the entire budget of the event for the welfare of the families of the martyrs. The terror attack resulted in plenty of anger and it was cricket which was targeted. State associations in Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh removed pictures of Pakistan cricket players while the Cricket Club of India covered a portrait of Imran Khan, the former Pakistan team skipper who is now the current Prime Minister of the country.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Arthur backs Pakistan to mount World Cup challenge

first_imgMICKEY Arthur believes Pakistan can “go all the way” in the Cricket World Cup despite their one-day international slump.Pakistan were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in the United Arab Emirates following a 3-2 series defeat to South Africa.There are also concerns that leg-spinner Shadab Khan could miss the World Cup after he was ruled out of the ODI series against England next month due to a virus.Yet coach Arthur feels Pakistan can achieve more glory in England and Wales, two years after winning the ICC Champions Trophy.Speaking at a news conference before Pakistan’s departure for England, Arthur said: “We leave very, very well prepared.“We leave with a team that has both the talent and attitude to be successful. Our preparation over here has been outstanding, and our preparation leading into the World Cup is brilliant with a series against the world number one side in their own conditions.“That will give us an opportunity to test ourselves and to test our combination, and to head to the World Cup with a lot of confidence. We know if we play to our potential, we have the ability to go all the way.”Arthur has challenged Yasir Shah – who was not included in the World Cup squad – to grasp his opportunity to face England in the absence of Shadab.“We wanted a wrist-spinner (for the England series),” Arthur said. “Wrist-spinners are in vogue in cricket at the moment, all teams have good wrist-spinners.“The key for Yasir is to challenge both edges. If Yasir challenges both inside and outside edges of the bat, he becomes a different beast. If he only challenges the outside edge, players can line him up and hit him one side of the ground.“That means he has to bowl his googly more often. In the UAE, the wickets were especially flat and didn’t turn. If we get on a wicket that just grips a little bit, Yasir is a bowler we still feel can be a weapon for us. But time will tell on whether we decide to pick him for the final World Cup squad.”last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 keys to Syracuse’s 34-20 loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Syracuse lost its first game of the season on Saturday, falling to Maryland 34-20 in the Carrier Dome. Here’s a quick snapshot of why.Missed CommunicationTerrel Hunt turned back just a bit early, he said.He didn’t get the full play call from the sideline. And when Hunt threw a pass where Adrian Flemming wasn’t and Maryland’s William Likely was, it bit Syracuse. Likely’s ensuing 88-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Terrapins a 31-13 lead after the extra point.It was just the Orange’s first turnover of the year, but it killed a second-quarter Syracuse drive that had reached the red zone. The chance to draw within four points of Maryland’s lead suddenly became an 18-point deficit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPicked onSyracuse dropped a number of passes — on both offense and defense.Cornerback Brandon Reddish had an interception ripped from his hands by UMD receiver Marcus Leak, who hauled in a long 46-yard reception and set the Terrapins up for points in the red zone.Safety Darius Kelly also got his hands on a would-be interception and nose tackle Eric Crume was in prime position for one as well, but it fell through his hands.The Orange’s offense had difficulty finishing its drives anyway, but turnover could have been the spark Syracuse and the Carrier Dome needed to get back in the game.Not-so special teamsScott Shafer had a decision with the ball inside Maryland’s 10-yard line, five seconds left in the half and a 31-13 deficit— kick a field goaland take three points to go into the half down by 15, or go for the end zone and try to make it an 11-point game.He went for the former. And Ryan Norton missed the 25-yarder, capping an ugly first half and ensuring Syracuse headed into the locker room with little to feel good about.The special teams woes had struck earlier in the second quarter, when Maryland’s punt-block unit burst through the Orange’s line and deflected Riley Dixon’s punt.Maryland set up camp at the 28-yard line and marched into the end zone four plays later to go up 24-13. Commentslast_img read more

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Second-half run propels Women of Troy past Fresno State

first_imgWith time winding down late in the second half at the Galen Center, sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath figured it was time she made a play.“I felt like I hadn’t played good all game,” Gilbreath said. “I just needed to help my team out in some possible way and that was kind of my time.”Gilbreath broke open a close game by stealing a pass in the backcourt and taking it the length of the court for the game-winning layup.“They got sloppy with the ball so I just went out there and took it,” she said. “It was a major play for us.”The steal and score capped a furious rally for USC that culminated in a 68-63 win over Fresno State on Sunday. The victory was the first of the season for the Women of Troy, who lost their season opener to No. 11 Xavier on Friday.Gilbreath led the Women of Troy with 17 points and seven rebounds. Fellow sophomore Ashley Corral struggled from the field but chipped in 10 points and seven assists.USC coach Michael Cooper was pleased with the resolve his team showed against a tough early season opponent.“I think Fresno State is obviously a tournament team,” Cooper said. “To come here and give us all we could handle was a testament to how good they are.”Despite shooting poorly all evening, the Women of Troy were able to overcome a 32-29 halftime deficit thanks to some increased defensive pressure. Cooper said the team did a better job of keying in on the Fresno State shooters after halftime, which forced the Bulldogs into contested shots.“One of the things we wanted to do was run them off that 3-point line,” he said. “They got up 30 [3-point] attempts but a lot of them were forced.”USC trailed 55-48 late in the second half before scoring 13 unanswered points. A baseline 3-pointer by senior Heather Oliver pushed the margin to six with four minutes remaining. USC held Fresno State scoreless for almost six minutes during that span.The Bulldogs roared back, going on a quick 5-0 run to cut the deficit to 61-60. Fresno State also tied at the game at 63 before Gilbreath put it away for good.Freshman Christina Marinacci provided a spark off the bench for the Women of Troy, grabbing six offensive rebounds and scoring 11 points.“You just want to look to be aggressive and crash the boards on offense,” Marinacci said. “Especially when you have a height advantage like we did against this team.”Junior Kari LaPlante added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the Women of Troy. Juniors Jaleesa Ross and Hayley Munro led the Bulldogs with 22 and 21 points, respectively.The Women of Troy fell 81-71 in overtime to Xavier on Friday, despite a career-high 25 points from Corral and 19 points and three steals from Gilbreath. On Sunday, USC was able to overcome an off-night from Corral to secure its first victory.“Our team is not built around one person having to score 25 every night,” Cooper said after Sunday’s game. “Other people stepped up [today] and played extremely well. Getting four players in double figures is always a good sign.”USC now heads north to Spokane, Wash., to take on Gonzaga on Thursday night.last_img read more

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To thrive down the stretch under pressure, SU must relax

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 16, 2019 at 10:49 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.educenter_img Three games, right after Christmas, that never even counted reestablished hope among Syracuse.The Orange (4-16-1, 4-4 College Hockey America) lost their last eight games going into the break and lost their first two games since. But in the Theresa Humes Invitational in Montreal on Dec. 28-30, Syracuse won all three games by a combined score of 17-3.“The first game was just so-so, but the Saturday and Sunday games were against better teams and we played really well,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “I just think the kids, maybe from a mental perspective, were a little more care-free.”This weekend brings the conference’s best team, Robert Morris (8-10-4, 6-1-1 CHA), to Tennity Ice Pavilion, for a two game set. But following the winning stretch in the break, senior goaltender Maddi Welch said the Orange are talking more and holding each other accountable in practice — stopping pucks, getting to the net and, for goalies, covering rebounds.“We’re doing a lot in practice with building our conditioning so we can go the whole 60 minutes,” senior captain Allie Munroe said, “… because we did it in Montreal. We basically played 180 minutes and crushed it, so I think we’ll be better this weekend.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThose 180 minutes of focus were a product of numerous factors. The Orange had been off since their loss to Colgate on Dec. 8, having had only one light practice on Dec. 27 to get back in tune.They then got on a bus, traveled to Montreal, and just played hockey, Flanagan said. The team toured the city’s downtown when they weren’t playing. No points were at stake, and nobody even mentioned the losing streak.Handicapped by multi-goal deficits in the first period of both games, the Orange lost their first two games of the new year.“Mentally we weren’t prepared in the first period and that’s on me, Flanagan said. “We weren’t ready.”With only 12 games left in the season, SU is running out of time to save its season. All 12 games are against conference opponents with playoff seeding implications. But SU’s leaders are motivated by their three-day barrage at Tennity Ice Pavilion.last_img read more

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AUDIO: How Benin became host city of NWPL Super Four.

first_img 2. — My Recording My Recording “How Benin became host city of NWPL Super Four 2” 1. It is five days to the commencement of the Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four championship and Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League board, Aisha Falode has disclosed how and why a least expected Benin City was picked to host the tournament.Prior to the draw of the four-team event which was conducted in Lagos, the Centre of Excellence was being mooted as venue for the competition especially with the aim of tapping into the state’s economic resources. 0:23 read more

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Sellas Tetteh named head coach of Sierra Leone

first_imgFIFA U-20 World Cup-winning coach, Sellas Tetteh has been appointed the head coach of the Sierra Leone national team, the Sierra Leone Football Association have announced.The Ghanaian trainer is making a return to the West African nation for a second stint after handling the Leone Stars between 2015 and 2017.The 62-year-old has loads of experience in the field having guided Ghana to win the U20 FIFA World Cup in 2019, the only African coach to achieve such a feat for an African nation.Tetteh also led the Ghana U20 to the FIFA World Cups in 2013 and 2015 finishing third and round of 16 respectively.The former Liberty Professionals coach and technical director have also been in charge of the Rwanda national team from 2010 to 2011.Tetteh was also the assistant coach of the Black Stars from 2004 to 2018 Source: ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

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