RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury may be saddled with a huge bill for a plastic surgeon thanks to the two cuts sustained to his right eye during his heavyweight victory over Otto Wallin. The British fighter was cut twice by the Swede, with cutsman Jorge Capetillo stemming the bleeding during the bout before 47 stitches were applied afterwards. However, cutsman Mick Williamson, who worked with the likes of Tony Bellew and Ricky Hatton, suggested Fury may have to take a leaf out of the Hitman’s book and employ a plastic surgeon during future fights. Williamson told SunSport: “Forty seven stitches sounds terrible but it’s really ‘the more the merrier’ in that situation. “They are not going to hurt you and the more you put in the tighter the wound is bound and quicker it will heal. “That many stitches means he has probably had micro-plastic surgery, stitches inside the cut and then on the skin on the outside, and that is the best way. “Ricky Hatton used to cut very badly but later on in his career, when he had made a few quid, he used to pay a top plastic surgeon around £3,000 per fight, just to be there on call. “It might sound like a lot but when you are fighting for that mega-dough, it is really worth it. That sort of money is nothing compared to what these guys are earning.” Fury gave Capetillo a cash bonus for his help in getting him through the remaining nine minutes of the fight despite the large gash.Tags: Jorge CapetilloOtto WallinTyson Fury
SAinfo reporter 28 February 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has won the On Time Performance Service Award in the “Middle East and Africa major airlines” category, handed out by global flight and airport information services firm FlightStats. SAA has a 91.17% On Time Performance average, which bagged it the prize in its category against stiff competition from Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Gulf Air Company. The category looks at airlines which operate at least 30 000 scheduled flights annually in the Middle East and Africa and with a flight status coverage threshold of 80%. Airlines are recognised and awarded for delivering the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. “SAA is absolutely thrilled to win this prominent award as on time performance is a critical factor considered by customers when selecting which airline to fly,” SAA’s general manager of operations, Zuks Ramasia, said in a statement on Wednesday. SAA also said it has clamped down on baggage irregularities and theft in the last year thanks to a system-wide, structured approach to baggage handling. Collaboration between the Airports Company South Africa, airport ground handlers, outstations and SAA’s baggage services and group security services departments has ensured the improvement of surveillance and dealing with operational challenges. “SAA is grateful to its employees and partners for helping it to achieve this outstanding on time performance and baggage handling success,” Ramasia said. “It is only through collaboration and teamwork at all levels that SAA has been able to achieve these important goals. “But we will not rest on our laurels – rather, we will continue to apply a laser focus on providing our valued customers with reliable and high-quality service in every aspect of the travel experience.”
Sunset at “Mingo” GC30“Mingo” GC30 survives at the oldest active cache. This Terrain 1, Difficulty 1 geocache sits right off the interstate in Western Kansas. It was placed on May 11th, 2000. The cache has been logged more the 1,700 times since then. “Mingo” is a must-log for many geocachers and billed as a “quick stop for a long trip.” The Kansas Stasher placed the cache. He writes that it’s the 7th geocache ever placed, and the first in Kansas.What to explore more geocaching adventures? Take a look at all the Geocaches of the Week here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMingo — Geocache of the WeekMarch 29, 2017In “Community”The top ten geocaches added to ListsSeptember 24, 2019In “Community”Geocaching Bucket List: Greatest Hits EditionMarch 6, 2016In “Community”
Babcock Ranch will be a built-from-scratch community emphasizing energy-efficient building, resource conservation, green spaces, renewable energy, and what Kitson calls “civitas,” which the company describes as a “basic hometown pride and a calling to participate and belong.” Not a golf communityHall said that developers believe the market has changed. According to Hall, instead of exclusive developments built around fancy golf courses, buyers are more interested in inclusive communities. So instead of building a golf course, Kitson is making an initial investment in the start of a downtown, with a K-8 charter school, a health and wellness center, and 50 miles of trails with trail-heads in each of the planned communities.“What we’re really trying to do at Babcock Ranch is to bring green into the mainstream, and to bring it into the mainstream you can’t price it out of accessibility,” Hall said. “You have to choose a standard that makes sense for Florida. If you go to LEED Platinum, no one can afford to buy the homes, and you can’t get the builders to build homes no one can afford.“By doing the utility-scale generation, that’s one way of bringing it into the mainstream, and by having the green build certification throughout the community you’re really raising the bar,” Hall continued. “At the same time, you’re not taking it to the point where people can’t afford it. Because it won’t be adopted if people can’t afford the homes.”In addition to building its own water and wastewater utility, Babcock Ranch is adding a graywater system for all outdoor irrigation, and is limiting landscaping to mostly native species.Half of Babcock Ranch’s total footprint will be dedicated to parks, lakes, and hiking trails. Nation’s “first solar-powered town”The community will be powered by a 74.5-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) facility being built by Florida Power and Light on 443 acres of land donated by Kitson & Partners CEO Syd Kitson. Due for completion later this year, it’s one of three new solar centers that FPL is building in the state. In an interview with the website Ecopreneurist, Kitson said the 350,000 PV modules at the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center will produce enough electricity to power a community of 50,000 people. “During the day when the sun is shining, all the power at Babcock Ranch will be solar energy,” he said. “Then at night when the sun goes down, the grid will take over and it will be natural gas. The combination of energy will be the greenest in the country.”According to the report, Kitson is looking into the possibility of adding battery storage to the solar farm. “We’re talking to several companies about how we can do that, even at a neighborhood scale, almost like a micro-community of a system,” he said.FPL says that it plans to bring 225 MW of PV capacity online this year, tripling the utility’s solar capacity. Work is underway on Babcock Ranch, a new Florida community that will eventually include 19,500 single-family and multifamily homes on nearly 18,000 acres. The developers tout the project as the world’s “first solar-powered town,” calling it the “most sustainable” community in the U.S.Babcock Ranch is named for a sprawling, family-owned cattle ranch that once occupied the site. It is the work of Kitson & Partners, a real estate developer based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The company’s portfolio includes millions of square feet of retail shopping centers, commercial buildings, and residential projects. Babcock Ranch is its first venture into sustainable building.Kitson bought the 91,000-acre ranch from the Babcock family in 2006. In a $350 million deal with the state of Florida and Lee County, 73,000 acres became a land preserve on which ranching operations could continue while Kitson pursued its development plans on the rest, according to a narrative at the development’s website.Babcock Ranch is in the town of Punta Gorda, about 10 miles east of Fort Meyers on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The first 1,100 homes are due for completion next year. When complete, a process that could take as long as 25 years, the community will house some 50,000 people. RELATED ARTICLES Houses will be energy-efficientBabcock Ranch will offer houses in a mix of architectural styles, which it said would include “Craftsman, farmhouse, coastal Gulf vernacular, Spanish, and colonial/West Indies … each sourced in the pre-World War II southwest Florida regional styles.”The first phase of the project will include a mix of single-family and multifamily units in price ranges intended to be affordable, moderate, and luxury. Residents can choose to live near the town center or in more rural settings. The development hopes to attract all age groups, from millennials to retirees.“We keep trying to remind people we’re building a town, not just a development, and we want to have the full stratification of prices because you’re not a real town if you don’t,” said Babcock Ranch spokeswoman Lisa Hall. She said prices would range from the $200,000s to the $900,000s.No matter what the style, houses will be built to standards of the Florida Green Building Coalition. The building standard is similar in approach to the LEED for Homes program in that it sets a number of prerequisites and then offers points for complying with other measures that save energy, reduce water use, and preserve native ecology.Energy raters must provide a HERS index rating showing better-than-code energy efficiency, with extra points awarded for a HERS score lower than 80. (A HERS index of 80 means the house uses 20% less energy than a house built to the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code.) Extra points are awarded for such things as completing the Energy Star Thermal Enclosure checklist, sealing ductwork with mastic, incorporating passive solar heat, shading the house with trees on east and west exposures, and keeping the washer and dryer in an unconditioned space. Large LEED Community Under Development in FloridaNew York Cohousing Community Nears CompletionAffordable-Home Development Uses Net-Zero PrefabsSerenbe: A Green Town in the Making
“I tried to push myself, but I felt differently when I was 20 to 25 year old. Back then, when you work hard in training, overnight you’ll already be fully recovered. But now, as you age, when you work hard it would take time to recover your strength. So more rest, yes.”For now, however, Pacquiao feels ready to wage war against Horn.“I’m already in fight mode. I’m focused.”Chief trainer Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune agree.That’s why they decided to cancel Saturday’s training so that Pacquiao can rest for the direct flight to Brisbane, via a chartered Air Asia A333 jet, set at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ GEN. SANTOS CITY—Manny Pacquiao swears his speed is back and so are the hard punches after the conclusion of his gym work here Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao will take a break Sunday, before getting back to the gym in Brisbane on Monday for his final four-round sparring.Though Roach said Friday’s sparring wasn’t the best among the 118 rounds they’ve spent thus far, he expressed elation that he’s seeing traces of the Pacquiao of old. Happy, fiery, feisty.“I see the old Manny, I like what I’m seeing,” said Roach.Pacquiao was again in a jovial mood, telling Fortune “I love this game,” as he was skipping rope.“If you love what you are doing you never get tired of doing it. I’ve been doing this for 25 years.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire La Salle, San Beda forge Filoil title duel Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Still, Pacquiao wouldn’t guarantee that the long-awaited knockout will come when he dangles his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2.“Let’s see,” said Pacquiao. “We can’t underestimate our opponent, he’s unbeaten (16 wins, one draw, 11 knockouts). What I did was to make sure that I’m 100 percent (fit and ready) for the fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the way he performed in his six rounds of sparring, three each against Filipino Sonny Katiandagho and Aussie George Kambosos, it was evident that Pacquiao was holding back for the 12-round bout set at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium.Reason: Pacquiao admitted that his 38-year-old body is no longer responding the same way it used to when he was younger. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage
We continue the countdown with the Filipino boxing legend himself Manny Pacquiao, who made a successful ring return in 2018After yielding his welterweight title in controversial fashion last year, Pacquiao came back in style.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Broner bout will mark the first time in over two years that Pacquiao fights on US soil.RELATED VIDEO MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pacquiao showed he still has it with a statement win over Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse five months ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Boxing’s eight-division champion silenced his critics by knocking out Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefHis impressive victory—the 60th of his illustrious career—was also his first stoppage since 2009 back when he scored a TKO over Miguel Cotto.Pacquiao turned 40 earlier this month but he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon with another fight scheduled next month against American challenger Adrien Broner. View comments Manny Pacquiao back in LA, trains even on Christmas Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?
Chelsea manager Sarri: Hazard false-nine integral for defenceby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard brings more defensive solidity to Chelsea when playing in the false-nine position, manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed.The Belgian scored both goals as Chelsea defeated Watford 2-1 in a valuable away victory on Boxing Day. But it was Hazard’s importance in defence that lead Sarri to playing him as a striker.Sarri told Sky Sports of Hazard’s position: “In this moment we need this solution because we need to be more solid defensively and with this system we can score and become more solid in the defensive phase.”Maybe in the last match, we played better in the first half than we did tonight, but today the application was very good.”I think [Hazard] played very well, not only for his two goals, but he was good with his teammates and in open spaces. I like him in every position he is a great player.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué today thanked hundreds of thousands of fans for taking part in their interactive World Baby Shower and buying life-saving items for vulnerable children in support of UNICEF’s work around the world.“We are thrilled by the generosity that has been shown by the visitors to our World Baby Shower site,” said Shakira, who in January gave birth to the couple’s first child, Milan. “Thanks to you, over 80,000 children will be protected from polio, almost 200,000 oral rehydration salts sachets will be distributed in times of need, the 3.8 tons of therapeutic food collected will save many children from severe acute malnutrition, among other life-saving tools that were purchased to protect babies and children.”Polio is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease that often leaves children crippled, while the oral rehydration salts are a simple cost-effective way to treat diarrhoea, the second leading cause of death in children aged under five.When Shakira and Gerard became new parents last month they shared the moment by using innovative social media tools to host an online baby shower with UNICEF from 16 January to 15 February. This unique event engaged fans by welcoming them into the virtual living room of Shakira and Gerard. There, guests learned about the many challenges around child survival and were able to purchase ‘Inspired Gifts’ to help give babies around the world a healthy start to life.“This virtual baby shower has been truly innovative and was only possible in a digital world where fans could not just follow but become a real part of the couple’s philanthropic initiative,” said Sarah Crowe, UNICEF Spokesperson for the Executive Director. “We are indeed grateful for the generosity – in spirit and in kind – of Shakira and Gerard and their fans.” The many fans who visited the site also bought over 1,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect children from malaria. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from malaria. The bed nets work by creating a protective barrier against deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes that bite at night and can greatly reduce malaria transmissions. In addition, the generous donations included the purchase of over 150 portable scales to weigh babies and toddlers to help early detection of malnutrition and illness. One of the best ways to make sure malnutrition and illness are diagnosed early in very young children is to monitor their weight. The earlier the diagnosis the better chance the child has of survival.UNICEF will now begin to distribute these real, life-saving and life-changing items to children and communities in some of the poorest corners of the globe.