Month: February 2020

Deontay Wilder ‘points win in Las Vegas impossible’ Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder ‘points win in Las Vegas impossible’ Tyson Fury

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Fury, 31, drew with Wilder in Los Angeles in 2018 and he hopes to avoid controversy by securing a knockout in their rematch on Saturday. But he said similarities in his style with Floyd Mayweather - who landed 15 wins by decision in Vegas - is reason for his confidence in the judging. "That slick style works and the judges here like that," Fury told BBC Sport. "Wilder can't beat me on points, it's not possible. This is Las Vegas, not Los Angeles. "One of the greatest boxers that has ever lived in Mayweather has come from this town and they can appreciate a master boxer here. "If it goes 12 rounds I have won." Fury conducted media commitments at the offices of his US promoters Top Rank on Monday, a short drive from the Las Vegas strip where his bout with WBC world heavywei...
Tottenham Son Heung_min Suffers Fractured Arm

Tottenham Son Heung_min Suffers Fractured Arm

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Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will be sidelined for a "number of weeks" after fracturing his arm during Sunday's 3-2 win at Aston Villa. The South Korea international, 27, will have surgery this week. But unfortunately for the young footballer this surely means that he will miss the Champions League last-16 tie against RB Leipzig on Wednesday and Saturday's Premier League trip to Chelsea. Tottenham are already without England striker Harry Kane, who tore his hamstring at Southampton in January. Son has scored in his past five games for the club, including two goals in Sunday's win at Villa Park. His absence means 27-year-old Brazilian Lucas Moura, 22-year-old Dutchman Steven Bergwijn, signed in January, and Republic of Ireland international Troy Parrott, 18, are Spurs' only...
China Inc. Struggles to Reopen as a result of the coronavirus

China Inc. Struggles to Reopen as a result of the coronavirus

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Airbus company is gradually restarting its convention line in China. While General  Motors began restricted production on Saturday, Toyota followed up on Monday morning. With a lot of  bothered poking from Beijing — China is now trying to reopen for business. The known world’s second-largest economy practically shut down three weeks ago as a viral outbreak disease holds up a thousands of people, unexpectedly elongating a Chinese holiday. The hold set of warning that the global economy could be in jeopardy if the world’s pre-eminent manufacturing powerhouse stayed shut for long. Now, as some factories jaks back into action, the monumental task of restarting China is becoming clear. China’s efforts to contain the virus are clashing with its push to get the country back to work, requ

All You Need to Know About Chocolate And How It’s Prepared

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The precious bar of chocolate has come a long way in quality and complexity. Here’s a leading on how it’s prepared, and how to pick the best and most socially produced. You think you know everything you need to know about chocolate? For instance: The higher the percentage of cacao, the more bitter the chocolate, right? The term “single origin” on the label indicates that the chocolate expresses a particular whereness. Americans spend $21 billion on chocolate every year, but just because it's been eaten a lot of it doesn’t mean we know what we’re eating. And misinterpretation at the store can make it unnecessary hard for chocolate lovers to figure out which of the myriad, jauntily wrapped bars crowding the shelves are the best to buy, in terms of both taste and ethics
Coronavirus Patients Pose New Risks

Coronavirus Patients Pose New Risks

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It’s not understandable on how patients are screened or even treated in China’s standby wards, or how long they are to remain. Medical workers in protective suits looking after coronavirus patients at a new shelter in Wuhan, China.Credit...China Daily/Reuters As the new coronavirus  keeps spreading unabated within the city of Wuhan, China, government officials last week imposed draconian measures. Workers in protective gear were instructed to go to every home in the city, removing infected residents to immense isolation wards built hastily in a sports stadium, an exhibition center and a building complex. “There must be no deserters, or they will be nailed to the pillar of historical shame forever,” said Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who is leading the government’s response to t
BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020 shortlist revealed

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020 shortlist revealed

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The five contenders for the BBC World Service accolade were chosen by a panel of experts, including coaches, players, administrators and journalists. The nominees are: Lucy Bronze - England and Lyon Julie Ertz - USA and Chicago Red Stars Sam Kerr - Australia and Chelsea Vivianne Miedema - Netherlands and Arsenal Megan Rapinoe - USA and Reign FC Voting closes at 09:00 GMT on Monday, 2 March 2020 and the winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday, 24 March on BBC World Service and the BBC Sport website. Here's more on the five contenders vying for the honour, which is in its sixth year. Lucy Bronze Age: 28 Country: England Caps: 81 Club: Lyon Position: Defender Bronze enjoyed accolades playing for both club and country in 2019, claiming the treble with...
Tyson Fury will be worried by first-fight knockdowns-Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury will be worried by first-fight knockdowns-Deontay Wilder

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The pair fight in Las Vegas on 22 February for Wilder's WBC championship. Their bout in December 2018 ended in a controversial draw with the American knocking Fury down twice, although the Englishman also thought he had won. "When you get knocked down by someone, you never forget it or how they did it," said 34-year-old Wilder. Speaking on a media conference call from the United States on Tuesday, he added: "Deep down I feel he's nervous, very nervous from what happened the first time. "When you go in there for a second time it has to be stressful and you definitely can't sleep at night. "I gave this man concussion and it will happen again because the head is not meant to be hit, especially by the power of Deontay Wilder, so he has a lot to think about."Both men are unbeaten...
Blockchain The revolution that hasn’t quite happened

Blockchain The revolution that hasn’t quite happened

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Blockchain has struggled to find a purpose, beyond powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In that scenario, the blockchain acts as a universal record of every Bitcoin transaction ever made. The blockchain is a ledger, or log, of those transactions and users on the network collaborate to verify new transactions when they occur. They're rewarded financially for this effort - an enterprise known as "Bitcoin mining". But the basic idea, of a ledger of information distributed around lots of different users instead of held centrally, has provoked a lot of interest. Proponents have long argued it could be a better alternative to traditional databases. The question is, how transformative would blockchain-style substitute can it really be? The shop tills example was suggested by Dave B...
Reaction As Governor Suspends Kogi University VC and rector

Reaction As Governor Suspends Kogi University VC and rector

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Governor Yahaya Bello has suspended the Vice Chancellor of Kogi State University, Prof Abdulkadir and the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Prof Atureta According to reports, the Governor insisted that the two top officials’ non-compliance with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy of the state government amounted to insurbordination and he allegedly refused to be placated over it. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo confirmed the suspension of the two top officials and also reveal that the Chief Medical Director of the State Specialist Hospital, Dr Ahmed Attah was also suspended for a similar offence on February 7. Fanwo urged top management of agencies in the state to fully abide by the new financial guidelines as no one will be shielded w