The World Boxing Association (WBA), one of the leading controlling bodies in professional boxing, has a new president. He is Gilberto Mendoza Jr, a former vice-president who succeeds his father, Gilberto Mendoza Sr. The latter resigned recently because of ill health.There was a similar father-son succession two years ago with the World Boxing Council (WBC) when Maurice Sulaiman succeeded his father, JosÈ Sulaiman, as the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC).On that occasion, the older Sulaiman had died. The WBA is the oldest of the top four organisations that control professional boxing worldwide. The others are the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.The elder Mendoza was in Jamaica with his son in 2012 for the world featherweight title fight between Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and Dualis Prescott, a fight that Walters won by a technical knockout in Round 7 to take the then vacant WBA featherweight title. He has been ailing for some time, and because of his poor health, he decided at age 72 to “hang up his gloves”.tribute to Mendoza SrNo doubt as a tribute to Mendoza Sr, and also as a reward to his son for the hard work he has put in as a vice-president for many years, Mendoza Jr was elected unanimously by the 40 delegates who were present at a meeting of directors in Panama when Mendoza Sr made his retirement announcement by video stream.It had been generally expected that whenever Mendoza Sr decided to retire, his son, who has been by his side many years as a confidante, would succeed him.The WBA, which had its base in Venezuela for many years, relocated to Panama in 2007, and Mendoza Jr had been acting as president during the recent illness of his father.Commenting on his election, he said that he was happy to take over the leadership, and the only regret he had was that his father was not present physically when the directors made the decision to elevate him to the top spot.In accepting the position, Mendoza Jr said that the passion that he puts into his job was inherited from his father and urged the worldwide boxing fraternity to ” let us all work together for the good of the sport”.
Also receiving world premieres will be projects from Alex Gibney and Kim Longinotto.The festival takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort from Jan 24 to Feb. 3 and is hosted by the nonprofit Sundance Institute.The full list of documentary films at the fest is below:U.S. Documentary CompetitionOf the directors featured in this category, 44% of the directors are women; 22% are people of color; 5% identify as LGBTQIA+.Always in Season (U.S.)Director: Jacqueline OliveAmerican Factory (U.S.)Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia ReichertProducers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker BenelloApollo 11 (U.S.)Director: Todd Douglas MillerProducers: Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen, Evan KraussBedlam (U.S.)Director: Kenneth Paul RosenbergProducers: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Peter MillerDavid Crosby: Remember My Name (U.S.)Director: A.J. EatonProducers: Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola, Greg MariottiHail Satan (U.S.)Director: Penny LaneProducer: Gabriel SedgwickJawline (U.S.)Director: Liza MandelupProducers: Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Hannah ReyerKnock Down the House (U.S.)Director: Rachel LearsProducers: Sarah Olson, Robin Blotnick, Rachel LearsMidnight Family (Mexico, U.S.)Director: Luke LorentzenProducers: Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, Elena FortesMike Wallace Is Here (U.S.)Director: Avi BelkinProducers: Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Peggy Drexler, Avi Belkin, Christopher LeggettMoonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements ( U.S.)Director: Irene Taylor BrodskyProducers: Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria SheatherOne Child Nation (China, U.S.)Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing ZhangProducers: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jorg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn HepburnPahokee (U.S.)Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick BresnanProducers: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Maida LynnTIGERLAND (U.S.)Director: Ross KauffmanProducers: Fisher Stevens, Xan Parker, Zara DuffyUntitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary(U.S.)Director and screenwriter: Ben BermanProducers: Miranda Bailey, Ben Berman, Russell Groves, Amanda Marshall, Jacob PerlinWhere’s My Roy Cohn? (U.S.)Director: Matt TyrnauerProducers: Matt Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser, Marie Brenner, Andrea LewisWorld Cinema Documentary CompetitionAdvocate (Israel, Canada, Switzerland)World PremiereDirectors: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe BellaïcheProducers: Philippe Bellaïche, Rachel Leah Jones, Paul Cadieux, Joelle BertossaCold Case Hammarskjold (Denmark)World PremiereDirector: Mads BrüggerProducers: Peter Engel, Andreas Rocksén, Bjarte M. TveitUntitled Brazil Documentary (Brazil)World PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Petra CostaProducers: Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, Tiago PavanThe Disappearance of My Mother (Italy)World PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Beniamino BarreseProducer: Filippo MacelloniGaza (Ireland)World PremiereDirectors: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnellProducers: Brendan J. Byrne, Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell, Paul CadieuxHoneyland (Macedonia)World PremiereDirectors: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara KotevskaProducer: Atanas GeorgievLapü (Colombia)World PremiereDirectors: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro JaimesScreenwriters: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes, María Canela ReyesProducer: Julián David QuinteroThe Magic Life of V (Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria)World PremiereDirector: Tonislav HristovScreenwriters: Tonislav Hristov, Kaarle AhoProducers: Kaarle Aho, Kai NordbergMidnight Traveler (U.S., Qatar, United Kingdom, Canada)World PremiereDirector: Hassan FaziliScreenwriter: Emelie MahdavianProducers: Emelie Mahdavian, Su KimSea of Shadows (Austria)World PremiereDirector: Richard LadkaniProducers: Walter Koehler, Wolfgang KnoepflerShooting the Mafia (Ireland)World PremiereDirector: Kim LonginottoProducer: Niamh FaganStieg Larsson – The Man Who Played With Fire(Sweden)International PremiereDirector and screenwriter: Henrik GeorgssonProducers: Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik HeinigDocumentary PremieresAsk Dr. Ruth (U.S.)Director: Ryan WhiteProducers: Rafael Marmor, Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave, Christopher LeggettHalston (U.S.)Director/Screenwriter: Frédéric TchengProducers: Roland Ballester, Frédéric Tcheng, Stephanie Levy, Paul DallasLove, Antosha (U.S.)Director: Garret PriceProducers: Adam Gibbs, Drake DoremusMarianne & Leonard: Words of Love (U.S.)Director: Nick BroomfieldProducers: Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton, Kyle GibbonMERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen(New Zealand)Director/Screenwriter: Heperi MItaProducers: Chelsea WinstanleyMiles Davis: Birth of the Cool (U.S., UK)Director: Stanley NelsonProducers: Nicole London, Stanley NelsonRaise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (U.S.)Director: Janice EngelScreenwriters: Janice Engel, Monique ZavistovskiProducers: James Egan, Janice Engel, Carlisle VandervoortThe Great Hack (U.S.)Director: Karim Amer, Jehane NoujaimScreenwriters: Karim Amer, Erin Barnett, Pedro KosProducers: Karim Amer, Geralyn Dreyfous, Judy KorinThe Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley(U.S.)Director: Alex GibneyProducers: Jessie Deeter, Erin Edeiken, Alex GibneyToni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (U.S.)Director: Timothy Greenfield-SandersProducers: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy WalkerUntouchable (U.S.)Director: Ursula MacfarlaneProducers: Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Poppy DixonWords from a Bear (U.S.)Director: Jeffrey PalmerProducer: Jeffrey PalmerBy Frederick Blichert | RealScreen (With files from Selina Chignall) Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Feature-length documentaries about musicians Miles Davis and Leonard Cohen will be among the docs premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool (pictured) from director Stanley Nelson follows the life and career of visionary jazz musician Davis, while Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, from Nick Broomfield, looks at the relationship between Canadian poet and songwriter Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.Both films will have their world premieres at Sundance, among a slate of 112 feature films, selected from 14, 259 submissions.
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum, doesn’t like being labeled as a versatile player because he loves playing as a midfielder for club and country.The most recent performances that Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum has delivered for the Reds and Holland, have sparked a whole new debate about the label he has of being a versatile player.For many other footballers in the world, perhaps being recognized as a multi-tasker on the pitch is something positive, but not for him. When he first started his career at Feyenoord and then continued at PSV Eindhoven, Georginio was told that he could play equally well as a winger or a midfielder and that’s exactly how he’s done it ever since.But now that he plays for Liverpool and the Netherlands National Team, Wijnaldum has rediscovered his position and realized that he is a midfielder.“Playing in different positions helps you understand the game because you see the game from different perspectives,” he said to The Liverpool Echo.“Basically you can think for more players and you can help more players because you understand what they’re going through.”“But on the other side it was also my weakness because if a manager has two players who can play as a No 10, but one can play as a winger, you will always move for the other one. So it was my strength, but also my weakness.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It was the best for the long run that I played in different positions, but sometimes I also think that I wanted to develop as a midfielder so I could maybe be even better now.”“I wanted to play as a midfielder so bad, but when I look back I’m happy that I played in those other positions because now I know how it is to play there. I’m a midfielder now, so that’s good.”“People were trying to get me off thinking that I’m a midfielder and trying to put in my head that I was a winger,” he added.“But I was like ‘you can say what you want, but I’m a midfielder and I know what’s best for me’. So I just focused on midfield, and look where I am today. I was full of confidence in myself that I would reach the top as a midfielder,” he concluded.Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum reveals his preferred position – and how he’s proven his doubters wrong: The Netherlands international has been utilised in a number of roles during his time at Anfield https://t.co/3NhH367jdf— Sports News Desk (@sportnsdesk) November 21, 2018
A Space Force could need 15,000 to 20,000 personnel, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Wednesday at a CSIS event. The administration’s budget requested funding for 15,000.Shanahan said the costs could go up.“In the department, we’re really going to do a bottoms-up approach to cost,” Shanahan said, according to Military.com. “Cost grows if you don’t limit it. To me, it’s like, we need to cap it.”The fiscal year 2020 budget asks for $72.4 million to establish the new branch within the Air Force and asks for $2 billion total over five years.Air Force photo ADC AUTHOR
reading • AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What’s changed with Apple’s new earbuds? Chip See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 11 Share your voice Monoprice Walmart W1 The new AirPods aren’t a huge update over the first AirPods and offer some incremental updates including wireless charging. Read more: The king of truly wireless earphones is crowned with small enhancements Apple 5 hours Apple AirPods Wireless charging $184 New AirPods How To • 17 tricks to help you get the most out of your Apple AirPods Preview • What it’s like to live with AirPods • AirPods Battery life (charging case) New AirPods vs. old AirPods See All 5 hours Mentioned Above Apple AirPods CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2:45 Wireless charging caseThe new AirPods with Apple’s Wireless Charging Case. Apple The new AirPods offer a wireless charging case, as we expected. You can buy it with the new AirPods themselves ($199, £199, AU$319), or if you’d rather add wireless charging to your first-gen AirPods, you can buy the case separately for $79.The new AirPods are also available with a standard charging case for $159 (£159, AU$249).All the cases (wireless charge or not) can still charge via Lightning as well.The same familiar designNothing new here apart from some cosmetic tweaks to the wireless charging case. The charging light is on the front of the case, rather than on the inside, presumably so you can see it easier when the case is lying on a Qi charging pad. The new AirPods are still only available in white.You get the same touch controls on both so you can play and pause tracks or answer calls from the AirPods. They both also share the same sensors that know when the pod is in your ear.New H1 chip, changes to SiriReplacing the W1 chip from the original AirPods, the new AirPods get an upgrade to the H1 chip. Here’s a rundown of the main changes it brings to the new AirPods:Faster connection times: Apple says switching between active devices like the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch is twice as fast. It’s 1.5 times faster for phone calls.Hey Siri: You can summon the assistant with your voice rather than tapping on the pod like before. You can make a call or adjust the volume with a Siri command.Lower latency: 30 percent less for gaming.A more stable wireless connection.Custom audio architecture: Apple’s AirPod page also says you’ll get higher-quality sound from the H1 chip. We won’t know for sure if that’s a significant jump over the first AirPods until we can listen. 24 hours Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Siri Battery life (music playback) $159 Apple Comments 3 hours 24 hours See it 2 hours Review • Apple AirPods updated review: Getting better with age Now playing: Watch this: $138 Battery life (talk time) News • Apple AirPods 2 deal: $139.99 (save $19) 45 Photos Apple’s new AirPods (or AirPods 2 if you prefer) have arrived, more than two years after the release of the original version. The wireless Bluetooth earbuds don’t look any different from the old AirPods and miss out on a couple of our most-wanted updates. However it does compare favorably to the new Powerbeats Pro. Here’s a breakdown of the specs between the new AirPods and the first-gen AirPods. Touch activated Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It “Hey Siri” voice activated AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What’s the difference? H1 Yes (backwards compatible with new case) Apple AirPods are nowhere near as ridiculous as they look Tags Mobile Accessories Yes (with wireless case)
TV and Movies 2019 TV shows you can’t miss 50 Photos Midsommar is so scary it’s keeping people up at night Best horror movies on Netflix 2019 horror movies: Are you ready to scream? More horror Sure enough, as soon as the teens drive past the Camp Redwood welcome sign (which has an ominous “beware” written in red paint on the other side), we see a masked, knife-wielding maniac holding on near the tailpipes underneath the truck. We also see the same killer attack a girl as she relaxes in a canoe in the middle of a lake.With the upcoming season 9 of American Horror Story set in the 1980s, fans will probably see quite a few tributes to ’80s teen slasher films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and others. Tags American Horror Story: 1984 trailer teaches us to always check underneath a vehicle for killers before heading to summer camp. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Camp Redwood isn’t a relaxing oasis for teens wanting to let loose. It’s more like deadly slasher summer camp, if the new trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 is any indication.The trailer, posted by FX Networks Monday, shows teens racing their trucks down a lonesome country road while singing loudly to the radio and drinking beer. But in true AHS fashion, all good times come to a screeching halt with a murderer close by. Post a comment 0 But the most references will probably go to the Friday the 13th horror classic, in which teens spend their summer camp being killed one by one by a lunatic in a hockey mask.Yup, this summer camp is going to get bloody.American Horror Story: 1984 premieres on Sept. 18. Always pay attention to beware warning signs, especially in American Horror Story: 1984. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET This new season’s cast includes Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Gus Kenworthy, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Morrison, Angelica Ross, DeRon Horton and Zach Villa.American Horror Story: 1984 will be the ninth season of co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series. American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Sept. 18 on FX Networks. Share your voice
Infosys shares staged a comeback on Tuesday, shrugging off a spate of bad news that began on August 13 when the company lost a multi-million project of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and later on Monday, after it admitted to sacking “underperformers”.The Infosys stock opened marginally higher from its Monday close of Rs. 1,015.40 and rose to an intraday high of Rs. 1,041 before closing at Rs. 1,039.25, a gain of 2.35 percent.Meanwhile, continuing with the spell of bad news, the company was told that its proposal to set up an IT SEZ in West Bengal has been rejected since the state did not make the due recommendation.”After deliberations, the board rejected the proposal due to lack of recommendation from the state government,” PTI quoted from the minutes of the meeting held on August 12 by the Board of Approval (BoA), headed by commerce secretary Rita Teaotia.The company’s proposal was to set up an SEZ in South 24 Paragnas spread over 20 hectares.Read: Infosys denies reports of 500 layoffs; says only underperformers asked to leaveBengaluru-based Infosys will be hosting analysts’ meet on Wednesday (August 24), as informed by the company in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Tuesday.The outcome of the meet could well decide the future course of the share price of India’s second-largest IT software services exporter.In a note on Tuesday, brokerage Nirmal Bang said that a range of issues would be in focus, especially the company’s take on performance in the second half of the current fiscal and how things pan out in view of global headwinds, especially in Europe after Brexit.Here are some of the key issues to watch out for, according to the brokerage:Problems faced in executing its consultancy projects in the healthcare vertical in Q1, Reasons for attrition including top-level exits,Progress on automation â€” the benefits from it had been pushed to FY2018 from 2H, FY2017; whether this timeline is on track or more pushback is likely,Whether the company will continue its “pricing to win” strategy or has shelved it, andReasons for its new services meeting growth targets in H2, FY2017.The BSE Sensex closed below the psychological mark of 28,000 at 27,990 while the NSE Nifty also ended almost flat at 8,632.Along with Infosys, top Sensex gainers included TCS, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel and Wipro.The BSE IT index closed with a gain of 1.82 percent at 10,613.
Adi Godrej, chairman of The Godrej Group, smiles during the India Economic Summit 2014 at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi November 5, 2014.Reuters fileGodrej Consumer Products Ltd. (GCPL), the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced on Tuesday that Nisaba Godrej, daughter of chairman Adi Godrej, will be the chairperson of the company.The 39-year-old is currently one of the executive directors of the Mumbai-based company. Adi Godrej will now be the chairman emeritus of the company. Vivek Gambhir will continue as Managing Director and CEO of the company.The changes will be effective from May 10, 2017.The company announced the changes in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The filing said Nisaba has been keenly associated with the company’s growth over the past few years. “Under Nisaba’s leadership, GCPL has developed a very strong, engaged and ambitious team, and consistently ranked as a great place to work. She has also institutionalised design driven thinking and directly leads product development. She has served on the GCPL Board of Directors since 2011.”Nisaba said she was grateful to the board of directors of GCPL for having faith in her. “I want to thank the Board for their confidence in me.I look forward to the continued guidance of the Chairman Emeritus to our Board, Vivek and me, as we drive GCPL forward with deep ambition, hard work and a strong sense of purpose,” the filing quoted her as saying.Adi Godrej expressed satisfaction at the transition. “The foundations of GCPL are extremely strong. This is an opportune time to transition to a new Chairperson, who will lead the company in its next phase of growth. I feel very confident that Nisa will be an outstanding Executive Chairperson.”GCPL shares closed 9.74 percent higher at Rs 1929 apiece on the BSE on Tuesday.
Mumbai-based TCS is battling higher wage costs.ReutersIndia’s biggest software services company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said on Tuesday it was looking to sustain double-digit revenue growth this fiscal year, even as it flagged stress in global capital markets, especially in European banks.TCS, like its peers in the over $150 billion Indian IT services sector, is heavily dependent on clients in North America and Europe.”I’m really not looking for acceleration,” Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Gopinathan told reporters in Mumbai after the company posted first-quarter results.He said the company was looking to maintain its revenue growth rate at “double-digits”.Mumbai-based TCS, which beat first-quarter profit estimates, reported a drop in margins to 24.2% from 25% a year earlier.The IT services industry in India is battling higher wage costs. TCS said in its regulatory filing that it had added 12,356 employees in the quarter ended June 30, its highest in five years.”Our margins this quarter fully reflect the annual increments that we effected across the board in April,” TCS Chief Financial Officer V Ramakrishnan said in a statement.Net profit for the quarter rose nearly 11% to 81.31 billion rupees ($1.19 billion), helped by strong performance across all business, including the key banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) unit.Analysts on average had expected the company to report a profit of 78.24 billion rupees, according to Refinitiv data.TCS, India’s second-most valuable company, downplayed reports of a potential capping of H1-B work visas by the United States. Like rivals, TCS sends its engineers to work on client’s projects across the world, with the United States among its most important markets.Total revenue for the first quarter rose 10.6% in constant currency terms, led by a strong performance in the BFSI segment.The BFSI unit expanded 9.2% in constant currency terms, lower than the double-digit growth reported in the fourth quarter.TCS shares closed down 1.9% on Tuesday in a flat Mumbai market. The company released its results after regular trading hours.
Bill Gates watches Roger Federer of Switzerland as he plays against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the mens final during day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on 19 March, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. Photo: AFPMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US president Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year.He was followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett among the top 10 billionaires, a group heavily dominated by Americans, many of whom work in the technology sector. Buffett’s wealth was estimated at $75.6 billion.Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at number three, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg at number five and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellision at number seven.The global billionaire population jumped 13 percent from last year to 2,043, the biggest annual increase in the 31 years since the magazine began compiling the list, Forbes said.The US led countries with the most billionaires with 565, a product of the swelling value of the American stock market since Trump’s November 2016 election.China was second with 319 billionaires, and Germany was third with 114.Trump himself slipped 220 spots on the list to number 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion. Forbes attributed Trump’s drop to sluggishness in the Manhattan real estate market which is responsible for a disproportionate amount of his wealth.“Forty percent of Donald Trump’s fortune is tied up in Trump Tower and eight buildings within one mile of it,” Forbes said. “Lately, the neighborhood has been struggling (relatively speaking).”Among others in the Forbes top 10, Amancio Ortega of Spanish apparel chain Zara was fifth, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim was sixth, the Koch brothers, Charles and David, were eighth and ninth and former New York City mayor and Bloomberg News founder Michael Bloomberg was 10th.This year it took at least $3.7 billion in wealth to make it onto the list, but only in a tie for 501th place, a group that included Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.