Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This was my first year voting for the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and it took me about three weeks to come to a final determination. There was one slam-dunk option, a few other first-time ballot boxers who had a pretty good chance to get my vote, and, then, a slew of leftover fighters who have been on the ballot before but had not garnered enough votes to make it. Erik Morales, left, had one of the most exciting trilogies in boxing history vs. Marco Antonio ... [+] Barrera (right). (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) As a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, I could vote for as many as five. The three who receive the most votes can make plans for induction on June 10, 2018. The rest will have to wait for the 2019 ballot. One voter’s criteria can be vastly different from another’s, so here’s what I valued as a voter: Dominance in a division and inclusion on the mythical … [Read more...] about Boxing Hall Of Fame: Here’s Who I Voted For In The 2018 Class, Who I Didn’t And Why
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After making your list—and checking it twice —check it again for a better price. Should you still need ideas for loved ones and pets, this selection of gifts is as good as it gets. So just choose a letter and without even trying, you’ll soon find yourself buying and buying. |A| Arm Candy Louis Vuitton’s Capucine handbags are a work of art in their own right—they require more than 250 steps to hand-make—but the Artycapucine collection ($10,500) takes things a step further. Designed by six influential artists including Amelie Bertrand, Daniel Buren and Ugo Rondinone, they’re perfect for anyone looking to wear their art on their sleeve. |B| Beachin’ The centuries-old Toile de Jouy pattern got its name from a landlocked town in France, but Dior’s Toile de Jouy Surfboard ($10,000) proves it can still make waves. Or at least cut through them. Designed by pro surfers and hand-crafted in France, it’s perfect to hang ten—or on a wall. |C| Case It’s … [Read more...] about 2022 Forbes Holiday Gift Guide: An A-To-Z Guide Of Letter-Perfect Presents
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The U.S. men’s national soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup after a thrilling 3-1 loss to The Netherlands on Saturday, ending the team’s hopes of advancing past the round of 16—as the team continues its decades-long search for its first World Cup victory. Key Facts Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries’ goal in the 80th minute sealed the Dutch team’s victory—the U.S. team has not advanced to the quarterfinals since 2002. The men’s team, which failed to make the last installment of the tournament in 2018, had been trailing for the majority of the match, although its offense was able to maintain possession of the ball, preventing the Dutch team from running away in a blow-out. Haji Wright, who plays for the Turkish team Antalyaspor, cut the Netherlands’ lead in half with a goal in the 76th minute, although the Netherlands quickly pulled away with a third goal four minutes later. … [Read more...] about U.S. Men’s Team Eliminated From World Cup In 3-1 Loss To Netherlands
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The national average price for a gallon of gas dropped to $3.38 on Saturday, according to GasBuddy, bringing it within two cents of where they were at this time last year, as gas prices continue to plummet well below the all-time high reached in June. Key Facts Gas prices dropped 17.2 cents over the past week, according to GasBuddy head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan, with the decline exceeding the gas analysis group’s “fast case” scenario. Drivers can find the cheapest gas in Texas, where a gallon costs $2.81, on average, followed by Oklahoma ($2.91), Arkansas ($2.94), Mississippi ($2.96) and Georgia ($2.98), according to AAA . The only state where gas costs more than $5, on average, is Hawaii ($5.19), as Great Lakes and West Coast states see massive drops over the past month as key oil refineries come back online, with California’s gas falling 68 cents over the past month to $4.81, … [Read more...] about Gas Prices Plunge: National Average About The Same As This Time Last Year
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin About 12,000 people attended the KSI vs. Logan Paul rematch last month at Staples Center. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said the DAZN telecast compelled more viewers to tune in than Andy Ruiz’s upset victory against heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Both YouTube stars were paid $900,000, and it seemed like—despite the lack of boxing skill and the sideshow nature of the entire event—just about everybody won (except for Paul, who lost a split decision). But apparently, not many people in the U.K., where KSI was born and raised, were interested enough to purchase the fight on PPV. According to World Boxing News , which got confirmation from the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board, only 216,000 people purchased the PPV on Sky Sports. While American audiences could tune in to the DAZN streaming service for either $19.99 per month or $99 for the year to watch Paul and KSI—who have a combined 40 million YouTube … [Read more...] about The KSI Vs. Logan Paul Rematch Reportedly Did Horrible PPV Numbers In The U.K.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A damaged copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi” believed to have been painted more than a century after the artist’s death sold for $1.1 million as the public’s fascination with the original work continues, even five years after the painting’s record $450 million sale and amid questions about where the work is now and if was even done by Leonardo. Key Facts The “ Salvator Mundi '' copy , listed by Christie’s auction house as being completed around 1600 by an artist working in Italy who based the painting off Leonardo’s painting, was estimated to fetch only about $10,500 on the low end of its pre-sale estimate. Despite considerable damage along the top and the bottom of the portrait, which shows Jesus holding his right hand raised in blessing, the work sold for 10 times as much. The painting, from a private collection in the South of France according to Christie’s, is a copy of the landmark … [Read more...] about Damaged ‘Salvator Mundi’ Copy Nets $1 Million — While Original Leonardo Work’s Location Remains Unknown
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Elon Musk has received praise for his attempts to tackle Twitter’s long-documented child exploitation problems. Yet Forbes finds many users who appear to be trading egregious illegal content. L ast week, influential podcaster Liz Wheeler, who describes herself as “unapologetically one of the conservative movement's boldest voices,” took to Twitter to praise its new CEO, Elon Musk, for purging the site of “child pornography and child trafficking hashtags.” (Child advocates have long argued these terms indicate legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim, and that such content should be called “child sexual abuse material.”) “Think about how many little children he’s saving from sexual abuse, exploitation & torture,” she added. Responding to Wheeler’s comments on Tuesday, Musk tweeted, “This will forever be our top priority.” Yet such illegal material remains alarmingly easy to find on Twitter—in … [Read more...] about If Child Protection Is Musk’s ‘Top Priority,’ Why Is It So Easy To Find Users Selling Images Of Nude Minors On Twitter?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Tokenising luxury assets is a game-changing development for the industry because it provides a way to preserve the value of luxury assets, protect them from counterfeiting, and create new revenue streams. By using dynamic non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and incorporating spectral fingerprinting technology, luxury watch brands can preserve the value of their assets, enable provenance, and reduce counterfeiting. Dynamic NFTs are unique digital tokens that represent a specific luxury asset. These tokens are built on blockchain technology and are verified using cryptographic algorithms. This ensures that the NFT is authentic and cannot be replicated or counterfeited. By tokenising luxury assets, watch brands can create a digital record of ownership which allows them to track the provenance of their watches and ensure that they are authentic and the use of spectral fingerprinting technology further enhances the authenticity of the … [Read more...] about A ‘Spectral Fingerprint’ With Ultimate Precision For Authenticity
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A group of would-be thieves were arrested in Ukraine Friday as they were trying to steal a mural by graffiti artist Banksy off the side of a bombed-out building, police said, cutting off one of seven works by Banksy that turned up in war-torn areas overnight last month. Key Facts Police responded to a call that a group of people were trying to cut out the mural from the side of a house partially destroyed by Russian troops in Hostomel, about 20 miles northwest of Kyiv, the head of the National Police in Kyiv Andrii Nebytov said. On the scene, officers caught eight people in the act, all of whom were residents of Kyiv and Cherkasy, a city southeast of the capital, and all were between 27 and 60 years old. The mural itself, which shows an image of what appears to be a figure wearing a bathrobe, hair curlers and a gas mask holding a fire extinguisher, was unharmed and remains in custody while … [Read more...] about Theft Of Banksy Mural In Ukraine Foiled By Police
Bjorn Pardo Serial entrepreneur Bjorn Pardo has been building new ventures all his life. He first founded express shipping and courier service Xend in 2004, followed in 2013 by QuadX, an e-commerce venture studio. Later in 2018, he joined Union Bank of the Philippines’ fintech arm UBX, where he ideated and launched two tech ventures: Bux.ph, a payment service provider and Sentro.ph, an online shop builder. With his wealth of experience, the 42-year-old says the underlying purpose of it all is to level the playing field and help other entrepreneurs thrive—something which he aims to achieve with his new venture, AHG Lab. AHG Lab is an independent venture studio founded on serving the Philippine property technology (proptech) industry, focusing on property owners and tenants. The company, which was established just this year, helps new and established startups grow their businesses through operational and managerial support. As the cofounder of AHG Lab, Pardo—who graduated from … [Read more...] about ‘Founder-first’ venture builder out to catalyze tech startups