Folic acid wins favour

first_imgThe baking industry is braced for a debate about who picks up the bill, after experts recommended flour be fortified with folic acid this week.The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN’s) recommended on Tuesday that mandatory fortification of flour could cut the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida.On the same day, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a consultation on the issue, with four options open to debate – including voluntary measures and mandatory fortification at bread or flour stage. It will make a recommendation to ministers in May 2007, following the consultation.The SACN view, that flour should be fortified, could become law in around May 2008, if backed by the FSA after its consultation.Federation of Bakers’ director Gordon Polson said that if the government did decide to make fortification mandatory it should be done at the milling stage.There were a number of implementation and labelling issues to consider, he said. For example, should fortification be made mandatory through the Bread and Flour Regulations? And should wholemeal or organic flour be covered in any legislation?He said: “There will be cost discussions. How does government plan to meet the costs? Industry should not have to pay for this.”The FSA may still decide to go for a campaign to raise awareness of folic intake, rather than back mandatory fortification, Polson said, but conceded the SACN committee decision did carry weight.National Association of British And Irish Millers’ director general Alex Waugh said millers currently add calcium, iron, thiamine (B1) and niacin to white and brown bread flour, under the 1998 Bread and Flour Regulations.The simplest solution would be to add folic acid at the same time, he said. But if folic acid had to be added to other flours the situation would be more complicated.There was a possibility that extra feeders and an extra mixing stage would be required. The industry would not be willing to pay these costs, he added.The outcome of this consultation will be discussed at the FSA Board meeting in May. The SACN first recommended folic acid be added to flour in 2000, but the government wanted more evidence to support the suggestion.last_img read more

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces Final Show

first_imgSouthern rock icon Lynyrd Skynyrd has officially joined the ranks of the many acts scheduled to call it quits this year. Today, the group has announced that they will extend their farewell tour, dubbed “The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour”, to culminate in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, on September 2nd at EverBank Field, the stadium where the NFL’s Jaguars play. Special guests Jason Aldea and Kid Rock are also slated for the gig.“This is a dream come true for the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. We’re going to rock the house here,” Johnny Van Zant stated at a press conference on Thursday. “My brother and Gary [Rossington] and Allen Collins started this band a long time ago. We are on our farewell tour. It’s time to wrap it up. To be able to play Jacksonville, here, with the Jags, come on. It doesn’t get any better than that.”The upcoming “The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” will also feature special guest performances from Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, and Blackfoot to celebrate their end with them.When the band made the farewell tour announcement, Gary Rossington commented, “It’s hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans. I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”Lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant concluded, “We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. It’s been a true honor to try and fill in my brother’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit, alive.”Tickets for the final concert go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. April 30. with a VIP presale beginning on April 24. You can check out tour dates below, and grab tickets on the band’s website.Lynyrd Skynyrd 2018 Tour Dates:05/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre05/05 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre05/11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion05/12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion05/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion05/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre05/25 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre05/26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater06/22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Cente06/23 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre06/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park06/30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion07/06 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater07/07 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live07/13 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater07/14 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre07/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center07/21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts07/27 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center07/28 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium08/03 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre08/04 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center08/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage08/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center08/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre08/24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre08/25 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion08/31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre09/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood09/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ EverBank FieldView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Dr. Gwenigale, CSA Boss Werner Charged With Contempt

first_imgThe Liberian Senate yesterday evening served Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale and Civil Service Agency (CSA) Director General George Werner with contempt charges as the two government officials appeared before the plenary of that body for separate causes.The Minister of Health’s appearance was in relation to an unsatisfactory statement he is said to have made against the Senate when he appeared on Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Gender, Health, Women and Children’s Affairs.Minister Gwenigale was reported to have accused the Senate of being among those responsible for the difficulty in containing the Ebola virus during his appearance Wednesday.The Minister also repeated his vow during his earlier appearance before the Peter Coleman-chaired committee, that as long as he is Minister of Health, the two leaders of the National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL), President Joseph Tamba and Secretary General George Poe Williams, will never work for the Ministry.Dr. Gwenigale further informed the Senate Committee that his decision against the health workers’ leaders was supported by his employer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who he said communicated that in her letter to the Senate in August.However, during his appearance before the Senate plenary yesterday, Dr. Gwenigale was informed that he was charged with contempt for comments he made against the Senate plenary during his earlier appearance on Wednesday, but was required to face the plenary again on Tuesday with his lawyer to show cause why he should not be held in contemp.As for the CSA boss who faced a four-hour marathon bombardment of questions from the enraged Senators, his contempt charge was prompted by a comment he made referring to those who will not favor his agency’s new earmarked policy to declare non-essential civil servants redundant, as “irrational.”Director Werner, however, later clarified that his statement was never intended for the Senate Plenary, but those who would choose to take his proposed policy to the streets with the intention of causing chaos.Werner who stood for the four-hour period of his questioning, told the Senators that those who will be declared redundant at the end of the CSA policy, will be paid for two years, and receive other benefits including training, with the option that they may be considered for future re-employment.But the Senators unanimously condemned the policy and called it a wicked plan that may plunge the country into chaos. Some Senators referred to him as unpatriotic and asked him to inform his employer President Sirleaf that the country was already on the battlefront fighting an invisible enemy, and as such she must leave the already fear-stricken citizens alone.The Senate unanimously voted to impose a fine of L$4,999 on Director Werner, and asked him to make a verbal apology to the plenary, write a letter of apology to the Senate and publish it in seven newspapers. The CSA boss was also directed to inform President Sirleaf that the Senate is not in favor of the CSA’s proposed policy to retrench non-essential civil servants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA leads as HIV/Aids tide turns: UNAids

first_img22 November 2012 South Africa scaled up its provision of state-sponsored antiretroviral therapy by 75% in the last two years, ensuring that 1.7-million people had access to the life-saving treatment, according to a new report released on Tuesday ahead of World Aids Day by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids).‘Exceptional leadership’ The report found that South Africa had taken the lead by increasing its domestic public investment in combating HIV/Aids to US$1.9-billion in 2011 – a five-fold increase since 2006, and the highest investment by any low- or middle-income country. “Exceptional leadership is coming from the world’s fastest-growing emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS),” the report states. “Together, they contribute to more than half of all domestic spending on Aids in low- and middle-income countries. Their momentum is unparalleled, having increased domestic public spending by more than 122% between 2006 and 2011.”Cut in new infections, Aids-related deaths In South Africa’s case, the increases in investment and treatment had contributed to a dramatic 41% cut in the country’s rate of new HIV infections since 2001, with new HIV infections in falling by more than 50 000 in the last two years. They had also slashed the number of Aids-related deaths – showing that antiretroviral therapy has emerged as a powerful force for saving lives – with South Africa seeing 100 000 fewer Aids-related deaths in 2011 than in 2005. The area where the country had made perhaps the most progress, according to UNAids, was in reducing new HIV infections in children, with the number of children newly infected with HIV falling by at least 40% between 2009 and 2011.Successes across sub-Saharan Africa According to the report, these improvements in HIV prevention and treatment were echoed across sub-Saharan Africa, the part of the world most affected by HIV. Since 2001, rates of new HIV infections have been cut by 73% in Malawi, 71% in Botswana, 68% in Namibia, 58% in Zambia, 50% in Zimbabwe and 41% in Swaziland. At the same time, sub-Saharan Africa has reduced its Aids-related deaths by one-third in the last six years and increased the number of people on antiretroviral treatment by 59% in the last two years alone. Impressive gains were also made in cutting deaths from tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV, the report found, with TB-related Aids deaths in sub-Saharan Africa falling by 28% in the last two years. “This accomplishment is due to record numbers of people with HIV/TB coinfection accessing antiretroviral treatment – a 45% increase between 2009 and 2011. India, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe accounted for two-thirds of all new people with HIV/TB co-infection being treated.”Pace of progress ‘quickening’ According to UNAids, the latest data, from countries in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world, “tell a story of clear success”, with record numbers of lives being saved in the past six years, and more than half-a-million fewer people dying from Aids-related illnesses in 2011 than six years earlier. “The national declines in HIV incidence in populations shows that sustained investments and increased political leadership for the Aids response are paying dividends. In particular, countries with a concurrent scale-up of HIV prevention and treatment programmes are seeing a drop in new HIV infections to record lows.” UNAids executive director Michel Sidibe said the pace of progress was quickening. “What used to take a decade is now being achieved in 24 months. We are scaling up faster and smarter than ever before. It is the proof that, with political will and follow-through, we can reach our shared goals by 2015.”Global Aids targets for 2015 A thousand days remain for the world to achieve its 2015 global Aids targets of reducing sexual transmission of HIV and new HIV infections among people who inject drugs by 50%, eliminating new HIV infections among children, providing antiretroviral treatment to 15-million people, and reducing TB-related Aids deaths by 50%. These targets form part of the UN Millennium Development Goals agreed upon by all UN member countries in 2000. To enable the targets to be reached, countries committed to investing up to $24-billion annually on combating HIV/Aids by 2015. The UNAids report shows that countries are increasing their Aids response investments despite a difficult economic climate, with the global gap in resources needed annually by 2015 now at 30% – $16.8-billion was available in 2011. “In 2011, for the first time ever, domestic investments from low- and middle-income countries surpassed global giving for HIV,” the report states. “However, international assistance, which has been stable in the past few years, remains a critical lifeline for many countries. In 26 of 33 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, donor support accounts for more than half of HIV investments.” At the same time, UNAids said, countries had to take steps to reduce their dependency on international assistance for HIV treatment programmes. The United States accounts for 48% of all international assistance for HIV and, together with the Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, provides the lion’s share of investments in HIV treatment. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

first_imgAn all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa’s legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent.Members of the all-female African supergroup, Les Amazones d’Afrique, include legendary and up-and-coming music stars such as Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Inna Modja, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné. The group’s debut album, Republique Amazone, was released in March 2017. (Image: Real World Records)CD AndersonIncluding such internationally renowned performers as Grammy-winning Angélique Kidjo, world music star Mariam Doumbia (Amadou and Mariam) and pop star Nneka, as well as some of the best up-and-coming female African performers, Les Amazones d’Afrique is a formidable music supergroup singing out against gender inequality and human rights violations in Africa and around the world.All the vocalists and musicians, including session players, are African women from Mali, Benin, Gabon and Nigeria, as well as the wider African diaspora in Europe and the United States.The group’s main collaborators, in addition to Kidjo, Doumbia and Nneka, include Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Inna Modja, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné.The name is taken from both the Dahomey Amazons, the women warriors of Benin, and one of Africa’s first convention-defying all-female pop bands, Guinea’s Les Amazones de Guinée.In March 2017, the supergroup released their debut album, Republique Amazone, following on the success of its first single, I Play the Kora. The song is an impassioned call to arms that blends elements of traditional music of the African countries represented by the women in the group.Significantly, the song’s use of the Kora harp, a traditional West African instrument that for many years was only allowed to be played by men, is a powerful symbol of the group’s overall message.Fighting inequality with musicAbout the group’s origins, French music promoter Valerie Malot – who was responsible for bringing the diverse but similar-minded talents together – said: “The only way to build a group like this is to build it around a cause, an idea: (stopping) violence against women not only on the African continent but also in the rest of the world.”Speaking to the Guardian in February 2017, Malot added: “What we found out was that female repression on the continent and in the world, is something that touches every woman. It’s not a question of colour, or culture. It’s something generic. All women can relate to it.”One of the group’s main focuses is promoting the work of the Panzi Foundation, which has treated more than 85,000 survivors of sexual violence and genital mutilation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Ultimately, the group believe that the only way to combat violence against women and strengthen the cause of human rights around the world is to dismantle the dominance of patriarchy and change traditional chauvinistic thinking.Yet, as Malot was quick to add, the philosophy of the collaboration is not anti-men: in voicing the rights of daughters, sisters and mothers of Africa, the music is also “a love letter to (good) men…(that says) we need more of you”.Bringing together young and old, traditional and modernMembers of the all-female African supergroup, Les Amazones d’Afrique, include legendary and up-and-coming music stars such as Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Inna Modja, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné. The group’s debut album, Republique Amazone, was released in March 2017. (Image: Real World Records)As described by the group’s recording company, Real World Music, the women of Les Amazones d’Afrique not only use music as a weapon in an attempt to address the mentalities that continue to perpetuate disempowerment, but also as a way to bring women together across generations and across continents through a shared love of the rich traditions of African music.Nneka, the 36-year-old Nigerian singer who has a growing popularity across Africa and around the world, calls the group’s collaboration a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an opportunity for young female musicians to listen to and make music with some the continent’s more established, renowned female artists.She told the Guardian: “You are there with people who are talented, who have something to say. Who you can listen to, who you can learn from. Most of them are older women who have had so much impact on their society, or on their hometowns. Just looking at that, it definitely inspired me. It gave me hope as well: I’m not out there alone.”Inna Modja, a 32-year-old Malian-French singer, explained in an interview with Le Point Afrique, how she and other younger singers gave the older women in Les Amazones a more modern musical perspective to the group. “We bring something different, from our generation, which is more open than ever to the world. We grew up surrounded by different types of music.”Critics have been overwhelmingly positive, with Robin Denselow of the Guardian highlighting the group’s imaginative and “exuberant harmonies”, while Le Point Afrique calls the collaboration and its success a case of unapologetically “steely resolve” that gives a global voice to the voiceless.Visit Real World Records for more information about the group and to buy the album.Follow Les Amazones d’Afrique on Facebook and Twitter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Young South African in the US for science programme

first_imgLehlogonolo Msuma is representing South Africa at the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme in the US for her research into marula seedlings.Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Msuma is in the US from 14 to 19 May to take part in the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme. (Image: Bush Babies Environmental Education, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberA young South African scientist is in the US participating in the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme.Thirteen-year-old Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Msuma’s inquiring mind led her to question why there were only old marula trees in her community, in Phalaborwa in Limpopo.“We only know that big trees are being eaten by elephants, goats, cows and wanted to know [what] the small seedlings of marula were being eaten by; I found out that they were being eaten by rodents,” she told the national broadcaster, the SABC.“Marula trees, which are seeing a decline worldwide, are important for Nolo’s community because they provide fruit and are home to many birds as well as larger animals,” reads the Broadcom Masters Facebook page.Nolo is in Los Angeles from 14 to 19 May “for a week of fun and engaging hands-on science and engineering activities”.Research and findingsNolo said she found that the Bushbuck gabble and the Namaqua rock rat were eating the marula seedlings daily.In her project, she outlines various ways in which this can be curbed to allow the trees to grow.The fruit from the tree is used in many ways in her community: to ferment alcohol, and to make soap and jam.Nolo would like to become an environmental scientist because she believes South Africa can make positive contributions to global research.The programmeAccording to the Broadcom Masters International website, each delegate is chosen for “their excellence in science, engineering and leadership”.“They are rising stars who come together to represent their nations for this international exchange.”Participants come from Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Puerto Rico and many more countries.“There is a sense of urgency to inspire more young people to become the scientists and engineers of the future,” said Paula Golden, president of the Broadcom Foundation, speaking about the national leg of the programme in the US.“Our quality of life depends upon solving the grand challenges in health care, transportation, communication, environmental protection and sustainability.”About NoloNolo is a Grade 8 pupil at Gerson Ntjie High School and an ambassador for the Bush Babies Environmental Programme.School principal Vivian Kganyago said she hoped other students would follow in Nolo’s footsteps, despite the school not having a lab in which to work. “I hope Gerson will be known not only provincially, nationally but internationally,” she said.See Nolo speak ahead of her departure to the US:Other than an interest in environmental science, she “enjoys reading, writing poetry, singing, and researching the latest fashion trends”, reads the Broadcom Masters Facebook page.Sources: Broadcom Masters, SABCWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

4 Technologies ready to transform 2019

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Related Posts Change is the word that best describes the time and age that we live in. Everyone is on the lookout for something that adds to the quality of life. What defines change? Nothing is a better representation of the change than technology. The exciting part is that we have been on this track since ancient times.Technology that once was a trend has now become a culture. The aim is to raise the standards of living and creating things, ways and means to add ease in human life. This journey of technology started with the necessary tools. It has now taken on the course of making discoveries and innovations.Technology now works as an extension of humans. Our ever-increasing reliance on it is what gets our attention.The introduction of the computer and later the internet was a game changer. Computers reduced processing times and the internet was the medium that magnified communication channels. Together they opened doors and avenues that put us in the fast lane. We have reached a point where a universe of knowledge rests in our pocket and learning is easier than ever.Here’s a list of technologies that are set to further transform your lives for the better in 2019. This year looks to be the year of many new changes.1. AIAI has been around for a while now. Why is it that it will transform 2019? Well, until 2018, AI was in a test phase. The previous year saw lots of technological advancements that made advances experiments possible. The increase in technical capability gave the perfect platform to proceed with testing.These tests concluded the beginning of 2019. A couple of months into 2019 and we are looking at great transformations. It seems to be the year where humans will be up against the machines.The US has been at the forefront of most of the technology but China is not very far. They have made improvements to its algorithms which has given AI a new direction. They have made improvements in business operations. It means efficient data processing, better outcomes and smarter businesses. China is all set to take the lead in AI developments and applications.These advances in AI will not only remain in business processing. They are bound to complete man fewer vehicles project, rapid improvements in robotics, and fast industrial growth. 2019 is all set to be the year for AI, Machine learning, and Deep Learning. With AI, deep learning leads to smarter, better, and improved AI. This can very well be the best of human innovations so far.2. Cyber SecurityYou may find cybersecurity a thing of the past. Some may look at it as a contemporary reality. It has been around for a while and these comments are acceptable. Cybersecurity is as old as the connectivity itself. The connectivity called hackers along. This threat gave birth to what we now know as cybersecurity. This long history also refers to the fact there was an evolutionary process. It was not a onetime thing that refused to change.Cybersecurity grew both in scope and ability out of necessity. It is like a virus that penetrates the human body and we need medication to get rid of it. A few decades on viruses learn to resist the medicine and we look for alternatives or better cures.This is principle applies to cybersecurity as well. The only difference is that malware kept evolving because the creators were humans. Learning and attaining the capability to make a threatening virus, malware and other cyber threats.The evolution of cybersecurity has seen the development of new technologies. Some examples include hardware authentication, cloud technology, and deep learning. They can work both as individuals as well as in unison to make the shared cyberspace and devices a lot more secure.The demand for cybersecurity is rising faster than the development of new technology. The new tech explains some of the rapid increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals. Ethical hackers, chief security officer, and security engineers are few jobs that are high in demand. This technology is not just transforming the technology trends but it is also a significant influence on the global job market.3. IoTIoT or the internet of things is a relatively new concept. We define it as the mutual connection of computing devices that we use in our daily lives. The exciting part is that interconnection enables them to communicate. It includes exchanging data or sending/receiving commands. In simple words, machine talking to other devices.This technology is helping save rain forest in the Amazon. Authorities have planted devices on the trees that connect to other devices in their offices. Cutting or falling of a tree sends an alert back to them and the police rush to the location to catch the culprits.The future of IoT is set to be the real thing. Progress in the technological industry enables faster and better data transmissions between devices. Transferring data has opened up new horizons. We are talking about so very much power — in your palm.We already have ACs and other home appliances that can operate via our mobile phones. IoT is set to be extensively used in transportation, surveillance applications that will help both the government and the private sector. Imagine automated warehouses managed by machines and inventory maintained by devices.IoT has seen growth trends for a few years now. McKinsey Global reports that IoT is set to generate up to $11 trillion in revenues and economic benefits. The IoT Market in 2016 was somewhere around $157 billion. It is on track to reach a staggering $457 billion by 2020. IoT is growing in 2019.4. 5GWe have all been through the internet Gs. There is not a need to go through the past for that. Let’s jump straight to the one that is the talk of the day. 5G. The 5G network is the latest addition to the wireless communication family. There was much talk about it and 2018 was its launch pad. 5G or the fifth generation of wireless cellular technology is a breath of fresh air. The technology is faster than fast and is set to change the technology race, forever!It uses small antennas, has smaller honeycomb cells, and it operates on high spectrum frequencies. It uses 30-300 GHz frequency range which is rarely used for public communication and provides a lot of room for speeds and consistency. Think of it as a newly built road that has little to no traffic. Smooth and swift.Everyone is on the bandwagon to be the one to launch it first but there is no clear winner for this race. Samsung, however, made a collaboration with AT&T last year. The partnership aim was to develop 5G supported equipment and network that would help AT&T internet speeds to be faster than the rest.Samsung has also become the first cellular company to launch the first 5G enabled mobile phone. Cellular networks are still working on their infrastructure improvements. 2019 is set to be the year that will provide you 20-100 times faster than 4G. Will Jordan How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagelast_img read more

Mayweather is next–Roach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. If the punches land on fight night, said Roach, he expects a knockout triumph that has not happened under his watch since 2009 against Miguel Cotto.And with Pacquiao’s old buddy Buboy Fernandez at the helm, Pacquiao tasted a KO win once again when he stopped Lucas Matthyse in the seventh last July in Kuala Lumpur.But the scenario is clear on Roach’s mind come fight night: A stoppage in the later rounds.He added: “I don’t want the referee coming to the rescue (of Broner), I want it him laid out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “You know that there’s a reason why Floyd went on TV the other night (during an NBA Filipino Heritage game that honored Pacquiao), and it’s to show the world that he’s still there,” said Roach.Mayweather also bumped into Pacquiao last year in Tokyo festival where the undefeated American announced his desire for a rematch.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“And I think that part of the reason, I think the winner of this fight (Pacquiao against Adrien Broner) has the chance of getting him (Mayweather),” said Roach. “I hope so yes, because that’s the one fight I would like to have back. I know we can do better.”The first fight, which reportedly earned $600 million, was a big disappointment and ended with the flashy American winning via unanimous decision over the Filipino icon who turned out to be nursing an injured shoulder. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting HOLLYWOOD—A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is highly possible.The affable Freddie Roach said there’s a strong chance there will be repeat of the 2015 “Battle for Greatness” between boxing’s standard bearers.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully that happens, if not there’s a lot of guys out there who are big names, but Mayweather’s my first choice,” added Roach, who acts as consultant for the Jan. 19 WBA world welterweight fight at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.Broner is likened to Mayweather in terms of his being a defensive, counter-punching fighter. But that doesn’t bother Roach.“He’s a counter-puncher and doesn’t come to us much, he’s the type of guy that sucks you in,” said Roach. “But we’ve dealt with that before, I mean he’s not our favorite type of fighter.”But what keeps Roach’s hope afloat was the fact that Pacquiao himself told him he’s going for a knockout.“He told me he’s gonna knock this guy out, he’s never said that to me in my life. So I’m happy where’s his head right now. If a knockout comes it’s good but I’m happy that he wants a knockout because that means he’s got his killer instinct back,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Younghusbands’ dilemma LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Where Will Everett Golson Transfer? Here Are 8 Possible Landing Spots For The Former Notre Dame QB

first_imggolsonkelly1Twitter/@NDonNBCWhile Ohio State has received a ton of attention about how it will handle its quarterback situation, there had been rumors all off-season that Notre Dame’s Everett Golson would consider transferring, with Malik Zaire threatening to win the starting job for 2015. Back in January, reports came out that 24 schools were interested in Golson, and today, the move became official. Golson is now the biggest-named free agent on the transfer market. We’re aware that there may be some issues with Golson going to the SEC due to a conference rule that graduate transfers must have stayed academically eligible while undergraduate players. We’ll work under the assumption that any school that is interested would be able to find a way to get him on campus, considering that he was connected to multiple SEC schools when the transfer rumors first emerged.Where will the former Fighting Irish star, who led the team to a national championship berth in 2012-13, wind up? Here are eight big-time programs that could definitely use a player like Golson this season.Get Started: Florida >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9last_img read more

Photo: Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Plays Pokemon GO At Team’s Stadium

first_imgPokemon Go at Oklahoma State's stadium.Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy likes to try and keep up with the latest trends. Last time it was hoverboarding; today, it was Pokemon GO.The craze, which is based on the old card game Pokemon, has taken the country by storm. Pokemon GO is played on a downloadable cellphone app, and CNN has a breakdown of what it is all about. Anyway, the app, which is free to download and play, uses GPS to make a cartoony map of your neighborhood and basically anywhere you go. In this colorful, slightly Big-Brother-y version of reality, Pokémon are interspersed throughout, and when you come within range of a Pokémon you can “approach” them and they will show up on your phone.Today, Gundy posted a picture of him catching a Pokemon named Pidgey inside T. Boone Pickens Stadium.Gotta catch ’em all! #POKEmon pic.twitter.com/j0Kd5CyD7J— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) July 11, 2016Ok, who had Mike Gundy as the first coach to publicly acknowledge that he plays Pokemon Go? Our bet would have been Jim Harbaugh, because, well why not? [ Pistols Firing ]last_img read more