Anthony Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Joshua then joked with a colleague about making a name for himself in the United States. He laughed when told that New Yorkers on the street, even sports fans, rarely know of Joshua when asked.So what will it take for Americans to become as accustomed to the undefeated Brit as they were to, say, Mike Tyson in his day?“America is so vast,” Joshua said. “It’s beyond me in my wildest dreams. Maybe to get on YouTube and to go viral?“Back in the day, the heavyweight champion was a global icon. Everybody knew who it was and where (he was from). Now, there are so many ‘superstars,’ and it’s harder to penetrate that.”Knocking out Ruiz couldn’t hurt. Joshua has won all 22 bouts, 21 by knockout. He’s held at least one title since 2016, and the only belt not in his collection belongs to Alabaman Deontay Wilder — who also isn’t celebrated nearly the way a Tyson was during his reign.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated 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 LATEST STORIES British boxer Anthony Joshua speaks to reporters at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 6, 2019. Joshua is scheduled to fight Andy Ruiz on Saturday for Joshua’s WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. (AP Photo/Barry Wilner)NEW YORK — On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. His planned opponent failed several drug tests.Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The holder of four heavyweight belts will face Ruiz on June 1 in Joshua’s first U.S. appearance. The fight is more about his making a mark in this country than his opponent. Miller had a penchant for mouthing off, his 23-0-1 record built against boxers with little to no chance of entering the ring for a title bout. Replacement Ruiz (32-1, 21 KOs) has a slightly better resume and even a championship bout on it: Ruiz’s only loss was to then-WBO champ Joseph Parker in 2016.“I wanted to beat down Miller, beat him down badly,” Joshua said, recalling some seriously off-color trash talking from the New Yorker who failed three drug tests. “Ruiz I want to beat down, but I have respect for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEven more so, Joshua noted, is his respect for the arena that some call America’s boxing mecca.“I know the history that has been here and the sports that have been here,” he said. “When I come in here to fight June 1, it will be very special.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Giving up never an option for Joyette Jopson during North Marathon Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Joshua-Wilder could be on the radar, even though Joshua has a contract with DAZN, the streaming service that will broadcast the Ruiz fight, while Wilder has steered clear of DAZN so far. Wilder puts his WBC crown on the line on May 18 against Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn.“I am ready for Wilder, I’ve been ready for Wilder,” Joshua said. “I’ve done a good job maintaining my place and he is the guy I want. He has a lot to live up to. I’ve got confidence flowing now. I am confident I will beat Ruiz and he is confident he will beat Breazeale. We can be confident in planning ahead.”Joshua would want that fight to be late this year and back home, where he can sell out football stadiums. Ruiz might be the next step — and the first in the States — but Wilder would be the next leap.“We have a five-to-10-year plan,” he said. “It’s not about being famous today but how I am regarded in the next five to 10 years. We’ll work hard with the platform we have to do positive things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

He’s back: Warriors say Kevin Durant will play Game 5

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Durant was cleared to resume full-fledged workouts by the Warriors’ medical staff after Game 4 of the NBA Finals and practiced with the team on Sunday for the first time since his injury. He averaged 26.0 points per game for the Warriors during the regular season and 34.2 points in 11 playoff games before he got hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston.“You worry about the conditioning,” Kerr said. “The skill, obviously, is undeniable and he’s a guy who can get a shot off anytime he wants. He’s been in similar situations with us where he’s had long layoffs. He’s Kevin Durant. If we have him out there, he’ll be a threat. We know that.”Durant was the NBA Finals MVP when Golden State captured titles in 2017 and 2018. He has missed Golden State’s last nine games; the Warriors are 6-3 in those contests.Raptors coach Nick Nurse said his team has been preparing for Durant’s return for some time, and added some clips of certain things he does to their video study session Monday to hammer some final points home.“He brings everything,” Nurse said.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP 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 Krausscenter_img “He responded well and he’s going to play,” Kerr said.The Warriors enter the night trailing the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the title series — meaning their hopes of a third consecutive NBA championship are squarely on the brink now. Durant has not played since straining a calf muscle in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDurant spent about 25 minutes on the court before leaving toward the end of the Warriors’ shootaround session for continued treatment. There apparently was no setback.“He can play now,” Kerr said. “He’s been cleared so he’s going to play.” Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Chua, Wong banner bowl finalists Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant, left, laughs with teammate Damion Lee during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kevin Durant is back for the Golden State Warriors.Facing elimination, the Warriors have decided that Durant is healthy enough to play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the announcement about 90 minutes before tip-off, saying Durant will be in the starting lineup.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Order Monday on whether to wind up scamhit Destiny

first_imgThe Supreme Court will deliver its order Monday on an appeal against a High Court notice asking the authorities concerned to explain to why directives should not be given to wind up Destiny 2000 Ltd.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after completing hearing of the appeal filed by Destiny 2000 Ltd on Sunday.Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud stood for the petitioners while advocate AKM Badruddoza represented the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms.On 15 May, the High Court issued the notice. Later on 21 May, the chamber judge stayed the HC order and fixed 27 May to hear the appeal in a full bench.In the notice, the HC bench of justice MR Hasan wanted to know why a petition filed by the multi-level marketing company seeking pardon for delay in arranging annual general meetings (AGM) should not be considered as one to wind up the company.According to the law, if any company fails to hold its AGM in a year, the court can pass any order.On 31 July 2012, the anti-graft watchdog filed the two money laundering cases against Destiny 2000 chairman and the Destiny Group’s managing director and 20 others on charge of misappropriating investors’ money amounting to Tk 32.85 billion.ACC deputy director Mozahar Ali Sarder filed a case with Kalabagan police station against 12 officials of Destiny 2000, including its chairman and managing director, under the Money Laundering Act 2012 for allegedly misappropriating over Tk 21.06 billion from the Destiny Tree Plantation Limited (DTPL).last_img read more

Dressing up for the night

first_imgThe weather is slightly muggy and all that rain water makes it tough to wear the palazzos. Pants get splattered with mud in a matter of minutes. So while skirts and shorts are perfect for the season, night outs deserve a little more dressing up. A knee-length dress could be the answer to your monsoon dress-up woes however there are more options in a slip dress, a sleeveless dress with narrow straps, is usually worn by women as innerwear, but the same can now be flaunted at parties too.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Fashion designer Nicole Richie was spotted at one of the recent awards in a metallic bronze slip dress. To complement her look, she wore a red matt lipstick, chose bronze colour to do up her eyes and slicked back her hair.Femalefirst.co.uk picked out few options for you to choose.Lace insert slip dress: It is a knee length strappy slip dress with lace insert detail.Scoop back maxi: It is strappy maxi slip dress with scoop back detail in metallic fabric and side splits.Ruffled trimmed dress: Made of cotton, it has a scoop neck, an empire waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a short length hem with tiered ruffle trim. To work the look perfectly, wear minimum accessories and slip your feet into strappy heels and some season friendly makeup and you are all set to take over the evenings!last_img read more

At CES Beltys Upgrade Includes New Look and Vibration Functionality

first_img This story originally appeared on Engadget Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now One of many odd things to come out of CES 2015 was Belty: a self-adjusting belt that would literally cut you some slack if you enjoyed your dinner a little too much. As mentioned last week, following the exposure at CES, the company behind it, Emotia, decided a redesign was in order. After the heavy, thick (but coolly industrial-looking) prototype, the new “Good Vibes” (or GV) model is slimmer, lighter and looks, well, more like a dress belt you’d actually see on sale in a clothes store. And it’s not just a pretty (leathery) face.The adjusting band is still here in, but the GV now has vibration functionality, meaning it can nag you while you’re sat at your desk all day, and even pester about water intake if it thinks you’re not hydrated enough. These features can be calibrated through the companion app, but as Emotia’s spokesperson — regularly — reiterated, it all works / nags independent of your phone. Unfortunately, the prototype demo belt broke down before we got to hitch up our slacks for a test, but it’s easy to see how refining the mechanism and swapping some of the build materials to plastic have helped lighten the smart buckle, and that it offers more than a lazier way of keeping your jeans up.The belts themselves are hand-stitched leather, with the design company partnering with L’Aiglon to offer both black and brown options. Proper leather and a smart buckle means it will go on preorder priced at $395 next year. The company still expects to launch in December 2016 in time for the holidays. Because belts are a holiday gift.Image Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: Engadget Enroll Now for Free 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. January 5, 2016last_img read more

MLflow 080 released with improved UI experience and better support for deployment

first_imgMLflow 0.8.0 released with improved UI experience and better support for deployment Last week, the team at Databricks released MLflow 0.8.0. MLflow, an open source platform used for managing end-to-end machine learning lifecycle. It is used for tracking experiments and managing and deploying models from a variety of ML libraries. It is also responsible for packaging ML code in a reusable and reproducible form in order to share the same with other data scientists. MLflow 0.8.0 features In MLflow 0.8.0, the SageMaker and pyfunc server support the ‘split’ JSON format, which helps the client to specify the order of columns. With MLflow 0.8.0, the server can now pass the gunicorn option. This is because as gunicorn uses threads instead of processes and saves memory space. This version also brings in TensorFlow 1.12 support. With this version, there’s no need of loading Keras module at predict time. Major change In MLflow 0.8.0 version, [CLI] mlflow sklearn server has been removed in favor of mlflow pyfunc serve, as it takes the same arguments but works against any pyfunc model. Major improvements in MLflow 0.8.0 This version includes various new features including improved UI experience and support for deploying models directly to the Azure Machine Learning Service Workspace. Improved MLflow UI Experience In this version, the metrics and parameters are by default grouped together in a single tabular column in order to avoid an explosion of columns. The users can customize their view by sorting the parameters and metrics. They can click on each parameter or metric in order to view them in a separate column. This makes the user experience better. The runs which are nested inside other runs can now be grouped by their parent-run. They can also be expanded or collapsed altogether. By calling mlflow.start_run or mlflow.run, a run can be nested. Though MLflow gives each run a UUID by default, one can also now assign a name to a run and also can edit the names. It makes the process easy as it is easier to remember the name than a number. There’s no need to reconfigure the view each time one uses it, as the MLflow UI remembers the filters, sorting and column setup done in browser local storage. Support for Deployment of models to Azure ML Service In this version, the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning deployment tool has been modified for deploying MLflow models packaged as Docker containers. One can use the mlflow.azureml module to package a python_function model into an Azure ML container image. Further, this image can be deployed to the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and the Azure Container Instances (ACI) platforms. Major bug fixes The server works better in this version even when the environment and run files are corrupted. The Azure Blob Storage artifact repo now supports Windows paths. In the previous version, deleting the default experiment caused recreation of the same. But with MLflow 0.8.0 this problem has been fixed. Read more about this news on Databricks’ blog. Read Next Introducing EuclidesDB, a multi-model machine learning feature database Google releases Magenta studio beta, an open source python machine learning library for music artists Technical and hidden debts in machine learning – Google engineers’ give their perspectivelast_img read more

Trademark Collection by Wyndham continues Canadian expansion with a dozen new properties

first_img Share Trademark Collection by Wyndham continues Canadian expansion with a dozen new properties Posted by PARSIPPANY — Just 18 months after launching its first soft-brand, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is accelerating expansion plans, particularly in Canada.The company has announced that it will be raising its flag in Canada with a dozen recently signed hotels and resorts across the country, five of which have opened doors in B.C. and Ontario, and another seven set to open within the next year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan.The Trademark name now adorns more than 100 hotels in North America and Europe.“This global momentum is a testament to Trademark’s mounting appeal as one of the most compelling soft-branded offerings for independent hoteliers across the globe,” said Greg Giordano, vice president, brand operations, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. “These recent landmark additions, located in some of Canada’s most coveted travel spots, underscore what it means to be a Trademark hotel—unmatched character, charm, and individuality. These hotels are now backed by the global distribution power of a leading hospitality name in Wyndham, and a team passionate about driving more travelers through entrepreneurial hoteliers’ doors every day.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaTrademark’s Canadian additions widen the brand’s presence in North America, joining nearly 50 hotels across the U.S. The first locations flying the Trademark flag in Canada include:Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Collingwood, Ontario: Located in one of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes, the 94-room Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre gives guests easy access to year-round outdoor activities, up-and-coming wineries, trendy boutiques and galleries, and award-winning dining in the heart of Collingwood, just 90 minutes north of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Recent renovations have transformed the hotel by infusing modern design, comfort, and enhanced functionality into its lobby, restaurant, on-site spa, indoor pool, standard guest rooms and nearly 9,400 square feet of meeting and event space, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. The hotel also offers customized leisure, event, and corporate packages.The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Kamloops, British Columbia: Built in 1928, the 67-room Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops was recently renovated and is conveniently located close to popular attractions like Riverside Park and Exhibition Park. Complimentary hotel amenities and services include daily breakfast, wireless Internet access, and access to nearby fitness and wellness centers.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsFurther propelling the brand’s momentum in Canada are two recently signed franchise agreements bringing seven Trademark hotels to four additional Canadian provinces. Wyndham recently executed a deal with Advanced Lodging, Inc., for three highly rated hotels in Eastern Canada scheduled to open under the Trademark brand by the end of the year: Chateau Bedford in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Chateau Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick; and Chateau Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick. In Western Canada, another four Trademark locations will open their doors in 2019 in Alberta and Saskatchewan through a franchise agreement with Royal Hotel Group. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Wyndham Hotel Grouplast_img read more