Wilder says Fury rematch to follow Ortiz bout (Agence France-Presse) - June 1, 2019 - 1:46pm LOS ANGELES – World Boxing Council heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder said Friday (Saturday Manila time) that he has lined up a highly anticipated rematch with Britain's Tyson Fury, to take place after Wilder's September rematch with Luis Ortiz. "Well, as I always say I'm the realest champion in the business and as I've mentioned before I must handle all my controversial fights ASAP. Luis Ortiz is first, then Tyson Fury," Wilder said on Twitter, announcing a fight that fans have itched for since he and Fury battled to a bruising split decision draw in December in Los Angeles. Fury was leading on the scorecards before he was knocked down by Wilder in the 12th round. The big Briton beat the count, but his second knockdown of the bout helped cost him a victory. Chances of a rematch seemed slim after Fury signed with promoters … [Read more...] about Wilder says Fury rematch to follow Ortiz bout
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Fans of K-pop can expect to see more of Korean culture on Twitter following the announcement of a partnership between the social media platform and the world's largest K-culture festival KCON. According to a statement, their collaboration kicked off with KCON 2019 Japan, which is taking place at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall just outside Tokyo until Sunday. "This partnership with KCON widens the opportunity to deliver Korean content, including K-dramas, K-beauty, K-food and K-Pop, to fans on Twitter around the world," said Kim Yeon-jeong, Twitter Korea’s head of global content partnerships. "Over the years, Twitter has partnered with various K-Pop festivals to bring Korean culture to the world, including the Mnet Asian Music Awards [MAMA] and the Soompi Awards. We're excited to continue expanding the content partnership centered on K-Pop events, as well bring exclusive and live content to users across the globe." Read also: KCON 2019 the biggest yet, with New … [Read more...] about KCON 2019 Japan live comes to Twitter
MANILA — A few were left wondering who Arabella de Leon was after the name ranked among the top trends on Twitter on Tuesday night. But many, too, have long been anticipating her "arrival" after nearly four months, and the wait finally bore fruit that evening. Arabella de Leon is the birth name of Angel Locsin's character in the hit action-drama "The General's Daughter." She is the daughter of the titular general Marcial (Albert Martinez) and his wife Corazon (Eula Valdez), but was stolen as a baby and raised to be an assassin by the couple's rivals Tiago (Tirso Cruz III) and Amelia (Janice de Belen). Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv She grew up believing she was Tiago and Amelia's daughter, Diana Guerrero. Trained to become a double agent in the Army under the guise of Rhian Bonifacio, her ultimate goal was to kill Marcial, her actual father. When that opportunity finally presented itself — after a tumultuous journey of blindly following then rebelling against Tiago — … [Read more...] about News Who is Arabella de Leon and why did she trend on Twitter?
LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded anti-terrorism law. The Twitter accounts of German citizens were blocked because of rules enacted last year that prohibit hate speech. And a Dutch court determined Google must remove search results about a doctor punished for poor performance, in compliance with a privacy law. Heralded as the world’s toughest watchdog of Silicon Valley technology giants, Europe has clamped down on violent content, hate speech and misinformation online through a thicket of new laws and regulations over the last five years. Now there are questions about whether the region is going too far, with the rules leading to accusations of censorship and potentially providing cover to some governments to stifle dissent. The unintended consequences may be compounded as European governments pursue more laws and policies to restrict what communication can be shared online. Last month, Britain proposed appointing … [Read more...] about News Europe takes on big tech: Has it gone too far?
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Mon., April 29, 2019 The Toronto Raptors are home once again to try and take care of business in Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors are trying to do something Monday night they’ve only done once in their history. Taking a 1-0 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Toronto can go up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series for only the second time. They won the first two games of an opening round series with the Washington Wizards last season and eventually closed that out in six games. The Raptors will be looking for a repeat performance from Kawhi Leonard, who scored a personal playoff high 45 points in Game 1 while also trying to keep Sixers all-star centre Joel Embiid in check. Embiid had just 16 points in Game 1 after averaging more than 24 points per game in the first round of the playoffs. Article Continued Below Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday night in … [Read more...] about LIVE: Leonard, Raptors look to build on series lead against 76ers