White talking to Mayweather for promotional boxing deal

first_imgWhite added in the report that the talks do not involve Mayweather getting inside the Octagon but is purely on the potential of having Zuffa promoting boxing in the near future.“Let’s be clear here, Floyd gets killed in MMA [mixed martial arts], and I think even Floyd knows that,” said White. “I’ve been very honest about getting into boxing. I’m meeting with everybody from the boxing world and I’m meeting with Team Mayweather too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Inquirer 7: Best moments in Philippine volleyball in 2017 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours As per BoxingScene.com, White has talked to Mayweather’s team in the hopes of Zuffa’s potential venture into the sport of boxing.“I’m interested in getting into boxing in 2018,” said White in the report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWhite and Mayweather once somewhat worked together, when the undefeated boxing legend faced off against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor inside the squared circleMayweather ended his career on an immaculate 50-0 card after knocking out McGregor in 10 rounds. LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – UFC president Dana White speaks with the media during a media day for UFC 207, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)It seems UFC President Dana White is hell bent on further spreading the influence of his promotion’s parent company Zuffa.And White is talking to one unlikely ally—Floyd Mayweather Jr.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather promises entertainment, not a knockout, in Japan

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition match in Japan on New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve, but not necessarily a knockout.“If it happens, it happens,” Mayweather said Saturday when asked whether he was going to knock out Nasukawa.ADVERTISEMENT Javee Mocon showing Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine why he’s ‘steal of the draft’ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mayweather had initially appeared to walk away from the fight, set for Saitama Super Arena, on the northern outskirts of Tokyo.The Mayweather-Nasukawa bout will culminate an evening of more than a dozen fights, which will be streamed by FITE for a fee, but not in the U.S. Fuji TV is broadcasting the fights in Japan.“It’s all about entertainment, come Dec. 31. I want to go out and have fun,” said Mayweather, appearing relaxed and gushing about how he liked Asia and his fans in the region.Mayweather hasn’t fought since beating Conor McGregor more than a year ago for his 50th win from 50 fights.Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the head of Rizin Fighting Federation, who traveled to the U.S. to woo Mayweather back to the fight, has said it involves the largest payout for an exhibition fight but has not given specifics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO PLAY LIST 01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:11For relaxed Mayweather, Japan fight ‘all about entertainment’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But the American was adamant that his opponent wasn’t going to knock him out or down on Monday.“Throughout my years at boxing, I never touched the canvas once,” Mayweather, 41, told reporters at a Tokyo hotel, brushing off the upcoming event as “just another day.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I can do three rounds in my sleep,” he added.Neither kicking nor official results are part of the Rizin Fighting Federation match, but a knockout is possible under the special rules. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Mayweather previously said he was already making “seven figures” just by talking about it.Nasukawa, 20, appearing earlier in the day, said he wanted people to see his “courage, determination and challenging spirit.”Nasukawa, despite his no-loss record in kickboxing and mixed martial arts, was previously little known outside Japan. He said he enjoyed the sudden international attention.He acknowledged he didn’t understand what the English comments were saying on his Instagram account but added: “I love it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

TOTAL Transforms Service Station in Sinkor

first_imgTOTAL Liberia Inc. has modernized and rededicated its 5th Street filling station in Sinkor. The French petroleum giant celebrated the refurbished T-AIR filling station on July 23, with Managing Director Robert Fenech reiterating the Company’s commitment to investing and reinvesting in all of its filling stations across the country. The objective is for all TOTAL’s service stations to meet international standards. The 5th Street service station is first-ever service station built in Liberia by TOTAL in 2007.“The transformation of our 5th Street station into a modern reference service station under the T-AIR concept marks another important example of TOTAL’s commitment to invest and reinvest in its existing service stations,” Fenech said.According to the TOTAL Managing Director, the reinvestment is intended to raise the bar in standards offered to customers. With each TOTAL service station costing about US$1 million, our business desk covering the ceremony was told that the company reinvested about US$110,000.00 to improve the 5th Street service station. TOTAL Liberia Inc. has already opened 26 service stations in and outside of Monrovia over the last few years, including Tubmanburg, Buchanan, Robertsport, Voinjama, Zorzor, Kakata, Ganta and most recently, first TAIR service station in Gbarnga. Mr. Fenech disclosed that each TOTAL service station creates employment – 100% – exclusively for Liberians. “It helps develop communities throughout Liberia and contributes to drive the Liberian economy,” he added. He boasted of TOTAL’s unparallel track record in Liberia, “and our service stations costing US$1 million each are built to the highest quality and standards, respecting the most current international norms.” According to the TOTAL boss, the new T-AIR stations endow the company with added legitimacy when it talks about sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and public acceptance of its activities. He insisted that TOTAL will continue to invest in the new T-AIR concept in all counties, in line with the tenants of the government of Liberia’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT), targeting approximately five new service stations projects per year.Mr. Fenech used the occasion to honor Mrs. Adah Clarke, manager of 5th Street station. Mrs. Clarke is TOTAL’s oldest young dealer managing her own service station on 5th Street. “TOTAL prides itself on giving our customers the right product, the right quantity for the right price. A million dollar service station is nothing without a million dollar dealer driving the standards which the Liberian consumer deserves. Mrs. Adah Clarke embodies all the qualities and competencies needed by a dealer to achieve these standards,” he said.He recalled how Mrs. Clarke’s hard work, honesty and commitment, sustained presence on the service station reconciling stocks, challenging transporters, checking cash proceeds, managing and developing her staff and building strong customer relationships have made her to succeed.“And through our highs and lows, Mrs. Adah Clarke has stuck with TOTAL and we have continued to enjoy a respectful, balanced partnership. And so when TOTAL decided to rebrand and transform 5th Street service station it is because Adah Clarke, as our longest serving dealer and partner of 7 years, deserves to manage the most modern service station in Liberia.” Speaking earlier, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director T. Nelson Williams recounted how TOTAL is making crucial marks in the petroleum sector not only in Monrovia, but across the 15 counties of Liberia. Mr. Williams urged partnership between local Liberian own businesses and their foreign counterparts. For his part, Acting Commerce and Industry Minister Cyril Allen noted that his ministry considers TOTAL’s young dealership program as an empowerment for Liberians. “This program is a momentous one for us at the Ministry of Commerce and we appreciate TOTAL for it,” he said. Also making remarks was TOTAL’s Young Dealers’ representative Mr. Bobby Dorbor who thanked the French company for supporting the development of young Liberian entrepreneurs.  Earlier, TOTAL’s retail manager Victor Wallace said the 5th street Service Station is not just a TOTAL service station, but a symbol of history as the first retail image of TOTAL Liberia. “More to celebrating a new image, TOTAL’s continuous investment in both infrastructure and human resources is a sustainable gesture,” he said.As Retail Manager, Wallace said he is well pleased in Management’s decision to launch T-AIR retrofit phenomenon in the country and particularly with the 5th street Service Station.Mr. Wallace added: “As a self starter, 5th street under the franchise agreement between Mrs. Adah Clarke and TOTAL Liberia has demonstrated hard work and resilience in meeting the challenges associated with the business of a service station as a true pace setter, and leader by example. “We are fascinated by your hard work and dedication to making this business a part of you, Mrs. Clarke.”Wallace, who made the T-AIR presentation, explained that the Total Air, remarkably referred to as T-AIR, refers to the company’s new retail network Image.According to him, T-AIR was born in 2011 and is transforming the landscape with more than 500 stations across Africa and parts of the Middle East. “We are particularly overwhelmed by the agility of TOTAL Liberia to adopt this change so fast and simultaneously embark upon the retrofit of already existent sites beginning with the 5th Street and Tarr Town Stations,” Wallace stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NorthRiver Midstream completes purchase of Enbridge assets in Northeast B.C.

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – NorthRiver Midstream has closed the final stage of their purchase of Enbridge’s midstream business in Northeast B.C.The deal was first announced in 2018 and was worth $4.3 billion and included 19 facilities and 3500 km of natural gas gathering pipelines.  The transfer of assets was broken into two phases. The first phase was completed as of October 1st, 2018. The second phase included other gas gathering pipelines as well as the building in Charlie Lake, the McMahon plant in Taylor and the FSJ gathering system.  The second phase also included the transition of all 700 employees in the region to NorthRiver Midstream.“With the strategic location of our operations across the Montney basin in British Columbia and Alberta, and the backing of a committed Canadian owner in Brookfield Infrastructure, NorthRiver Midstream is built on an asset base that creates a robust platform for growth,” said Brandon Anderson, CEO of NorthRiver Midstream.- Advertisement –last_img read more

ENTRIES POUR IN FOR CARA BUNDORAN 10 MILE CHALLENGE

first_imgBY EAMON HARVEY: The Cara Bundoran 10 mile Challenge, on Saturday 10th March, is building up to be a huge success.Entries from near and far continue to pour in ; two charities will benifit from the race; local groups across the North West continue to train and prepare for the event.If you have not yet entered take a quick look at www.carabundoranrun.com and fill out in an entry form- you won’t regret it. The race will have Chip Timing, Mile Markers – Split Times given at Every Mile, Water Stations, Souvenir Technical Fabric T-Shirt for all finishers, High Quality Goodie Bag for ALL Finishers, Course Accurately measured using the Jones M. plus €2,000 in prize money.I hope to see you there,Eamon  ENTRIES POUR IN FOR CARA BUNDORAN 10 MILE CHALLENGE was last modified: February 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ENTRIES POUR IN FOR CARA BUNDORAN 10 MILE CHALLENGElast_img read more

Rangers hope to complete double signing by Thursday

first_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Listen to Ally McCoist’s heartfelt tribute to late Rangers icon Fernando Ricksen Every one of Celtic’s fixtures for the new season in full decision McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso The Old Firm Rangers hope to have the signings of Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly confirmed before Thursday, according to reports.The Gers get their 2018/19 campaign underway on the penultimate working day of the week, with a home clash against FK Shkupi of Macedonia. 2 And despite already completing seven signings – six permanent and one loan – Steven Gerrard, the Rangers manager, wants to get two more deals over the line before that match. Sadiq has been one of Rangers’ prime targets for a number of weeks LANGUAGE BARRIER Celtic sign teenage wonderkid Luca Connell from Bolton KICK-OFF Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally The Ibrox club have been in talks to sign Sadiq, the Roma forward, for the last few weeks, and the 21-year-old was dropped from the Italian side’s pre-season squad ahead of his switch to Scotland.Angers midfielder Coulibaly, 22, is similarly being targeted by Gerrard, and the Scottish Sun say Rangers are edging closer to getting the deals over the line. Coulibaly currently plays for Angers in France Rodgers’ ridiculous record v Rangers and the managers he has seen off 2 A FIGHTER Craig Beattie reveals ‘bitterness’ stopped him being a Rangers fan at Celtic NOT HAPPY BITTER ‘I think it’s careless’ – Gerrard takes aim at Scotland for Jack injury Top stories in Scottish football NEW BHOY scrap Ibrox chiefs are confident the pair will be awarded work permits to move to Rangers, and they want the players brought in before the match v Shkupi, with Gerrard able to register two players to his European squad up to 24 hours before the first leg of the first qualifying round clash.last_img read more

Jack Ross praises Sunderland fans, wants to make Stadium of Light into fortress

first_imgAfter recording just seven league victories in the entirety of last season and six in the campaign prior, the team’s supporters were overjoyed to get off to a winning start in 2018/19.“There’s been so many changes at the club it felt a bit symbolic, if you like, to win the game in that manner,” said Ross to the Jim White Show of Lynden Gooch’s injury time winner.“As a manager I’d like to win it in a more comfortable and relaxed fashion, but I think winning in that manner seemed right.“People left the stadium happy, which is obviously what we want to do on a fortnightly basis at home.” 2 Ross was named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year last season after St Mirren’s Scottish Championship win Lynden Gooch scored in the sixth added minute to give Sunderland three points on the opening day Sunderland manager Jack Ross has heaped adulation on the club’s fans following his first game in charge.The Black Cats beat Charlton 2-1 in their League One opener at the Stadium of Light on Saturday as they began their recovery from back-to-back relegations. 2 Regarding the supporters, Ross told talkSPORT that he was overwhelmed at the reaction to his first match in English football management.“I’ve said often enough, over the last eight or nine weeks since that I’ve been in the job, that their loyalty and commitment is just unquestionable.“But I think seeing it first hand on Saturday and giving them that something back… it just felt right.”Moving forward, the 42-year-old called on his new home faithful to help make the Stadium of Light into feared territory for visiting teams.“We can make our home stadium a really difficult place for opposition to come to, rather than enjoying coming to the surroundings and loving playing there.“If we can do that with our support behind us, then we’ll create a momentum that will be very difficult to stop.“It’s a good start, and I say a long, long way to go in that respect.”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats The Italian Select Team, 88-71, Monday Evening In Final Game Of Italy Trip

first_imgFollowing Venice, we boarded our buses and headed to Lake Como, where we arrived late Sunday evening. Lake Como is the final stop of our trip. Tuesday the group will head just over the border to Lugano, Switzerland, where they will spend a few hours sightseeing and shopping. The group is scheduled to depart home to the United States on Wednesday morning. Sunday was a busy day of travel as the group left San Marino early in the morning and drove several hours to Tronchetto Marina to board taxi boats for Venice. The famous city is located on numerous small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. The boat taxis cruised into “City of Bridges” down the Grand Canal and the view was amazing with many churches, hotels and villas. The group then toured Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), including a stop in the church of St. Mark followed by an hour long walk through the narrow city streets over the many bridges and canals.  Print Friendly Version #DogCiao – Venice – Aug. 14 Earlier in the day, the group had a chance to take a boat across beautiful Lake Como to the resort, Bellagio. During the boat tour our guide pointed out many historical buildings and beautiful and famous lakeside villas. One of those villas belongs to actor George Clooney and three others were used as sets for Hollywood movies such as the new Star Wars The Force Awakens, Oceans Twelve, Casino Royale and the Da Vinci Code. Once at Bellagio, the group had a chance to walk around the quaint resort town and shop and eat before heading back to Como. COMO, Italy – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated the Italian Select team, 88-71, Monday evening in the final game of its summer trip through Italy. #DogCiao – Lake Como/Italian Select – Aug. 15 Senior Lizzy Wendell scored a team-high 23 points and four other Bulldogs joined Wendell in double figure points. Redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas had 16 points and eight rebounds. Freshmen Becca Hittner added 12 points and four rebounds while sophomores Sammie Bachrodt and Nicole Miller scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. Be sure to continue to follow the trip via Instagram and Twitter, @DrakeWBB along with trip central page at www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com and the student-athletes’ Tmblr blog. #DogCiao Story Linkslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Opens Road Slate At Nebraska

first_imgDrake heads into the weekend with a 3-2 record and are coming off a 6-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Feb. 11. The Bulldogs have a pair of players with undefeated singles record this spring, Tess Herder and Joely Lomas. Herder is 4-0 and has been moved up to the No. 1 spot last week after opening the season 3-0 at No. 2. Lomas has a 3-0 record and was moved to the No. 3 spot last weekend after going 2-0 at No. 4 in her first two appearances. The Rams enter the weekend with a 2-2 record and earned a 4-3 win over Incarnated Word on Feb. in their last time out.Next on the Bulldogs’ slate is a trip to Milwaukee, Wis. to square off against Marquette (March 4) and UW-Milwaukee (March 5). The Huskers and the Bulldogs are set to square off at 5 p.m. at the Dillon Tennis Center. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team makes its first road trip of the season on Friday as the Bulldogs head to Nebraska to take on the Huskers. The team will close out the weekend with a neutral site match against Colorado State on Saturday.center_img The Huskers are 6-0 and are coming off dominating 7-0 win over Creighton on Feb. 12. Nebraska has only allowed three points to be recorded in its seven matches, including four shout outs.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Returns To The Knapp Center Monday

first_imgDrake and SIUE have met twice, the last coming in 2009 with SIUE prevailing, 60-58, with a late rally. Buy Tickets Following Monday’s game, the Bulldogs will host Rider, Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Live Audio Drake Game Notes  Print Friendly Version Fellow senior Nick McGlynn is averaging 20.0 points per game in the last four games with a pair of 23-point performances. Monday’s game is the Bulldogs’ first in the Knapp Center since Nov. 27. The Bulldogs are 3-0 at home this season and averaging more than 85 points per game in the Knapp Center this season. Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team continues a stretch of five games in eight days with Monday’s game against SIUE as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Tipoff against the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center and will be broadcast locally on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN+Drake begins the week with a 6-2 record after suffering just its second loss of the season Saturday to Iowa State. The Bulldogs led for nearly half that contest before Iowa State closed the game on a 19-5 run. Anthony Murphy matched a career high with 12 points in the loss. Story Links ESPN+ Senior Nick Norton returns to campus after amassing a 32-to-3 assist to turnover ratio in the last four games with a pair of double-figure assist games including a school-record 17 assists against North Dakota State that was part of a triple-double and 10 assists in his most recent outing.last_img read more