Pacquiao suffers eye injury in Broner fight Dino Maragay (philstar.com) - January 21, 2019 - 5:51pm LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao ended up injuring his left eye in his defense of the WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Saturday in Las Vegas (Sunday Manila time), head trainer Buboy Fernandez said. In a chat with Filipino scribes back in Los Angeles one night after the fight, Fernandez said the injury is not serious, contrary to unconfirmed Internet reports claiming it could be career-ending for the 40-year-old Pacquiao. According to Fernandez, the injury was caused by Broner’s pressing of his gloves on Pacquiao during their 12-round bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “Medyo mahapdi daw talaga pag binukas (Manny told me it kind of hurts when he opens his eyes),” Pacquiao’s trainer and childhood friend shared. Fernandez also recalled cautioning Pacquiao against Broner’s dirty … [Read more...] about Pacquiao suffers eye injury in Broner fight
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Tennis is at a turning point. Its stars are getting long in the tooth, the ranks of its up-and-comers are swelling, and it feels like we’re at a point where some seismic shift is about to take place. Or so we’re often told. It feels as if we’ve been asking “Could this be the year?” for the last five years or so. Jon Wertheim of SI.com, perhaps the one indispensable writer in tennis today, said in his end-of-2018 mailbag—when he was asked what he thought 2019 would bring to the game—that what concerned him wasn’t discrete events or stories but the “existential question”: “how is tennis transitioning from one era to another? . . . [A]t some point, and possibly soon, there will be draws at Majors featuring no Federer, no Serena, no Nadal, no Venus and no Sharapova. Those ain’t moth-eaten holes. Those are gaping chasms. This is the energy sector wondering where we go after fossil fuels.” Indeed, it’s … [Read more...] about Lost in transition: imagining a world after tennis’s legends make their exit
By Tyler Pager The New York Times Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 NEW YORK—Just how crowded is New York City in the run-up to the ball drop? So crowded that 40,000 pounds of pastrami and beef were served in a week at Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side, where 3,000 to 4,000 visitors flocked each day, standing in lines that stretched three-plus blocks, the owner said. So crowded that skaters waited more than an hour to glide in Bryant Park. So crowded that a brief but unusual shutdown of the pedestrian and bike lanes across the Brooklyn Bridge was necessary Saturday afternoon, after the police were called because of the dangerously large crowd. “The city is buzzing,” said Jake Dell, owner of Katz’s Delicatessen. “You step outside and you can’t help but feel it and see it.” Article Continued Below The holiday season always draws millions of visitors to New York, but this weekend the hordes of people seemingly brought … [Read more...] about New York swells to tipping point with tourists in lead-up to New Year’s Eve
caption Credit-card super users are sweating over reports of cardholders having their accounts closed by JPMorgan Chase. source Chase; iStock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Members of online communities of credit-card super users have been freaking out over the past year over stories from some JPMorgan Chase cardholders that the bank shut down their credit-card accounts. Since the credit-card rewards arms race ramped up a couple of years ago following the Chase Sapphire Reserve launch, credit-card enthusiasts who make a hobby of accumulating points for free travel and other perks have swelled in numbers. Like card sharks in a casino, these customers tend to be very savvy, know all the rules and angles, and can eat away at a bank’s credit-card profits. Chase has gained widespread attention for its lavish rewards program, but profitability in its card division has fallen as it spends billions on rising rewards costs. The shutdown cases are … [Read more...] about Credit-card super users are searching for answers amid a string of shutdowns from Chase, as billions in costs on lavish rewards pile up
By Judith Timson Life Columnist Thu., March 22, 2018 I recently watched the trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary coming this summer about the late, legendary Fred Rogers, the cardigan-wearing host of one of America’s longest-running children’s television shows, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I found myself moved to tears. Rogers’ stated goal when his show began in 1968 was to make children feel “loved and capable of loving.” Read more: Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary marked with documentary, biopic, stamp Article Continued Below Hundreds of thousands expected to attend ‘March For Our Lives’ rally Student walkouts protesting gun violence range from sombre tributes to angry rallies His gentle tone and insistence on kindness, on a being a good neighbour, which once felt a little cloying and corny to me, now seems like the Holy Grail in today’s brutish era of online … [Read more...] about What about the kids?