Part of the novelty of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor fighting is the fact that McGregor, cognizant or not, has followed the Mayweather road to riches. But a little more than a decade ago, right around the time he was 29 years old like McGregor, Mayweather found himself in a very different place. Mayweather made his case to DiBella: "I’m not like another guy. I’m going to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. “Floyd Mayweather has never been struggling, let’s clean that up right now,” Mayweather said in a Thursday conference call.
August 19, 2017 22:50 UTC
President Trump decided to dismiss Stephen K. Bannon, after weeks of White House upheaval and racial unrest. (Peter Stevenson,Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)President Trump decided to dismiss Stephen K. Bannon, after weeks of White House upheaval and racial unrest. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and champion of his nationalist impulses, exposed deep fissures in the Trump-era Republican Party, within the White House and beyond. “The tensions in the White House are slightly different than the tensions in the country. “But it looks like the establishment and Washington swamp have taken control of the White House with Bannon’s departure and with Luther Strange.”Wagner reported from Bedminster, N.J. Paige Winfield Cunningham contributed to this report.
August 19, 2017 22:42 UTC
But after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, they had more than just history on their minds. The saying goes if you forget history, you're bound to repeat it. "Featuring these statues prominently, like in the middle of town, that's not perhaps the best place to display it," Karine Yenque said. Don't forget it. Don't forget what caused all the conflict.
August 19, 2017 22:41 UTC
Six Flags Over Texas, a Dallas-area theme park, will no longer fly Confederate flags on its grounds, reversing an earlier decision amid growing pressure to take down Confederate statues and symbols across the country. (Courtesy Six Flags Over Texas)Since it opened in 1961, all of those flags were displayed at the Six Flags park in Arlington, a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth. “Six Flags Over Texas continues to fly the Confederate States of America Flag and does not fly or sell any variation of the Confederate Battle Flag,” Parker told the newspaper Friday. https://t.co/axMF7b7T0M — Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 19, 2017ok. why the heck did six flags over texas even fly a confederate flag in the first place?? @ afest K1 (@chitchatchiou) August 19, 2017why was flying a confederate flag at six flags EVER a thing?
August 19, 2017 22:30 UTC
On Saturday, the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation became the latest Trump customer to put its foot down. "Given the current environment surrounding Mar-a-Lago, we have made the decision to move our annual dinner dance," the foundation said via Twitter. The Palm Beach-based foundation said it would host the luncheon at a different location at a later date. The president of Leaders in Furthering Education on Friday urged the board of her charity to abandon Mar-a-Lago for the organization's annual Lady in Red Gala, slated for December 2. "After considerable deliberation, AFMDA — an apolitical and humanitarian aid organization — will not hold its 2018 Palm Beach Celebration of Life Gala at Mar-a-Lago," spokesperson Erik Levis said in a statement.
August 19, 2017 22:30 UTC
Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. CAPTION Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. CAPTION Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew a big crowd of reporters and photographers during a workout at his boxing club in Las Vegas. Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew a big crowd of reporters and photographers during a workout at his boxing club in Las Vegas.
August 19, 2017 22:28 UTC
Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting “abusive player behavior” after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. Umpires will wear the wristbands until our concerns are taken seriously,” the union said. Crew chiefs Joe West, Gerry Davis and Bill Miller wore the wristbands in the first games of the day. Ejections seem to be up, and we just feel like we need to band together and let people know that we are human beings.”Most every full-time MLB umpire wore a wristband. West, the president of the umpires' union, declined comment after working home plate at Wrigley Field in the Cubs' 4-3 win over Toronto.
August 19, 2017 22:26 UTC
Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship. He could have ended his round with another one, but pulled his 15-foot birdie putt wide right and settled for par. He sank a 20-foot birdie putt on No. Simpson could have caught Stenson on the 18th, but he pulled a 15-foot birdie putt left. 14, 15 and 17, landing his second shot inside of 10 feet.
August 19, 2017 22:23 UTC
A popular Southern California pastor denounced white nationalists and called for a “spiritual awakening” as he kicked off an annual Christian retreat in Anaheim this weekend attended by more than 25,000 people. “I see people carrying these crosses and wearing swastikas and talking about white supremacy. There is no race that’s superior to another race. We’re all part of a human race.”Laurie is senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Orange County, an area known for its conservative roots. Every year, the church hosts the SoCal Harvest, a festive, three-day gathering that features food, testimonials and music performances by popular Christian artists.
August 19, 2017 22:21 UTC
Amid last week’s violence in Charlottesville, a journalist alleges she was punched in the face and thrown to the ground, according to a criminal complaint she filed after the incident. Taylor Lorenz, a journalist for the Hill, was live-streaming from the scene Aug. 12 when a 21-year-old man started screaming for her to stop recording, she said in her written testimony. The man, identified as Jacob Leigh Smith of Louisa, Va., was arrested the same day and charged with assault and battery. During the incident, Smith allegedly punched Lorenz in the face, knocked the phone out of her hand and threw her to the ground, she said. Two journalists were also attacked Sunday in Richmond and Asheville, N.C., while covering demonstrations related to the unrest in Charlottesville.
August 19, 2017 22:20 UTC
According to Southwest, “There is currently an ongoing issue affecting priority check-in and Tier Member boarding positions for Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Frequent Flier program. This has resulted in boarding positions that are less typical than what our A-List and A-List Preferred Rapid Rewards Customers have come to expect. As everyone knows, there are no assigned seats on Southwest flights. But the computer glitch this week affected the elite of Southwests frequent flyers, those with A-List (25 qualifying one-way flights) and A-List Preferred (50 qualifying one-way flights) status. Instead, as Southwest put it, they were often placed in “less typical” boarding positions.
August 19, 2017 22:07 UTC
Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which sank 72 years ago after being torpedoed during World War II, was found in the Philippine Sea by the expedition crew of billionaire Paul Allen. "To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling," Allen said in a statement. Prior to being attacked, the Indianapolis had delivered components of one of the two nuclear weapons that were later dropped on Japan. To a man, they have longed for the day when their ship would be found, solving their final mystery," Captain William Toti, retired, spokesperson for for the survivors of the USS Indianapolis told PaulAllen.com. Previous Allen-led expeditions have resulted in the discovery of the Japanese battleship Musashi and the Italian WWII destroyer Artigliere.
August 19, 2017 22:07 UTC
Story highlights Actor Kal Penn and others resigned from the White House committeeTheir letter criticized Trump for a number of policies(CNN) It was an act of protest in form and function. Perhaps you heard that the remaining 16 members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest Friday. "We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions," the letter said. As the letter spread through the Internet, many noticed the group used artistic license to drive home its point. First Lady Melania Trump serves as the committee's honorary chairwoman.
August 19, 2017 21:56 UTC
A Sydney woman is stable in hospital after being stabbed multiple times. A man has been charged over the savage stabbing of a woman in Sydney's west. The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital where she is in a stable condition, police said in a statement. A man has been arrested and a woman is in hospital after a suspected domestic stabbing at #Ermington https://t.co/oV1qVHWBgI August 19, 2017A 28-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Parramatta Police Station. He was later charged with wound with intent to murder and will front Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.
August 19, 2017 21:56 UTC
The report describes the genetic difference between Chinook (or King) salmon that migrate into rivers in the spring versus the fall. With some more stationary insects, sometimes I will take the time to take a shot with a macro lens. No surprise that large numbers of the 680,000 violations of safe drinking water rules were discovered in economically poor places populated mostly by people of color. And it’s no solace to hear officials claim that our drinking water systems are safer than those of most other nations. The World Health Organization ranks the United States 64th in rural drinking water quality.
Source:Wall Street Journal
August 19, 2017 21:56 UTC