ERISLANDY LARA TRAINING CAMP

Aug 28, 2020
ERISLANDY LARA TRAINING CAMP QUOTES & PHOTOS
WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy Lara BattlesGreg Vendetti in FOX PBC Fight Night Main Event & On FOX DeportesThis Saturday, August 29 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
for Photos from Team Lara 
LAS VEGAS (August 27, 2020) – WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara shared his insights from training camp and discussed his upcoming battle against Greg Vendetti that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, August 29 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Once the longest-reigning titleholder in the stacked 154-pound division, Lara returns to the ring after capturing the WBA title last August on FOX with a TKO victory over Ramon Alvarez.
Here is what Lara had to say about his matchup this Saturday and more, from training camp in Las Vegas:
On his recent training camp with coach Ismael Salas:“Coach Salas and I have been working harmoniously together in Las Vegas, where I’ve been getting great sparring with top level guys. There are a lot of good fighters in Las Vegas that bring a lot of experience to my sparring sessions. My timing is right on point and I’m going to be very sharp in this fight.”
On making his 2020 ring return on FOX:“It’s been way to long for me to be out of the ring. Now that it’s finally coming to that point where I’ll be fighting, I’m extremely excited. FOX is the most viewed television network in boxing, and I’m honored to be fighting on their network once again.  The fan support that I get after fighting on FOX is incredible. Everyone should be tuning in because I’m going to put on a great show for everyone watching.”
On his upcoming matchup with Greg Vendetti:“Just like everyone that I step in the ring with, they all come to dethrone me, and Vendetti will be no different. He’s coming into this fight with nothing to lose and that can be a dangerous situation, because he’s going to be in the best shape of his life. I’m not looking past him and if I get him hurt at any time in the fight, I’m going for the finish. I will end this fight early if I see blood.”
On what a win could lead to for his next fight:“A victory puts me in line to fight the Charlo vs. Rosario winner, if that’s the direction my team wants to go. The goal for me is to unify the titles and become the undisputed champion of the 154-pound division. My body feels good and I feel I’m still the best fighter at super welterweight. Saturday night is another chance for me to show why.”
#         #         #
ABOUT LARA VS. VENDETTILara vs. Vendetti will see WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara battling Greg Vendetti in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes, Saturday, August 29 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo battling former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax in an IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator. All programming can be live streamed in English and Spanish on the new FOX Sports app.  FOX Deportes offers delayed coverage of all FOX and FS1 programming beginning at 10:00 PM ET.
The event will be promoted by TGB Promotions and will take place without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater, an AEG venue, in downtown Los Angeles. Angulo vs. Truax is promoted in association with Warriors Boxing.
Viewers can live stream the PBC shows on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app
Read More

HEAVYWEIGHT FINISHERS (#6) ALISTAIR OVEREEM AND (#9) AUGUSTO SAKAI COLLIDE AT UFC® APEX

Aug 28, 2020

HEAVYWEIGHT FINISHERS (#6) ALISTAIR OVEREEM AND (#9) AUGUSTO SAKAI COLLIDE AT UFC® APEX

A person looking at the camera

Description automatically generated

Las Vegas – UFC® kicks off September with a battle between heavyweight KO artists, as No. 6 ranked contender Alistair Overeem faces No. 9 Augusto Sakai.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: OVEREEM vs. SAKAI will take place Saturday, September 5 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

A 21-year veteran who has competed against the MMA and kickboxing elite, Overeem (46-18 1NC, fighting out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) still has his sights set on capturing UFC gold. Over the course of his legendary career, he has delivered memorable knockout wins over former champions Junior Dos Santos and Brock Lesnar, as well as Mark Hunt. Overeem now aims to stop another rising, young contender and re-assert himself as one of the most dangerous heavyweights on the planet.

Unbeaten since joining the UFC roster in 2018, Sakai (15-1-1, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) wasted no time in cracking the heavyweight division’s top 10. Originally signed following a spectacular performance on Dana White’s Contender Series, he has since secured impressive victories against Blagoy Ivanov, Marcin Tybura and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Sakai now hopes to take advantage of his first UFC main event opportunity by earning the biggest win of his career.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Former The Ultimate Fighter standout Sijara Eubanks (6-4, fighting out of Brick, NJ) seeks her second consecutive victory when she meets Karol Rosa (13-3, fighting out of Niteroi, RJ, Brazil) in a bantamweight showdown
  • Michael Pereira (23-11 2NC, fighting out of Tucuma, Para, Brazil) looks to deliver another memorable performance when he takes on Zelim Imadaev (8-2, fighting out of Chechen Republic, Russia) at welterweight
  • Former women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano (5-3, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) goes for her first UFC bantamweight win against streaking Julia Avila (8-1, fighting out of Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Ricky Simon (16-3, fighting out of Vancouver, Wash.) locks horns with Brian Kelleher (21-11, fighting out of Selden, N.Y.) in an exciting featherweight bout
  • Women’s flyweight contenders collide when No. 8 ranked Viviane Araujo (8-2, fighting out of Brasilia, DF, Brazil) meets No. 12 Montana De La Rosa (11-5, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas)
  • In a clash of middleweight hopefuls, Andre Muniz (19-4, fighting out of Montes Claros, MG, Brazil) takes on Bartosz Fabinski (14-3, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Unbeaten heavyweight Alexandr Romanov (11-0, fighting out of Comrat City, Republic of Moldova) debuts against Marcos Rogerio De Lima (17-7-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Talented lightweights clash when Thiago Moises (13-4, fighting out of Indaiatuba, Brazil) meets Jalin Turner (10-5, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.)
  • Cole Smith (7-1, fighting out of Squamish, B.C., Canada) squares off with Hunter Azure (8-1, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) in a battle of promising bantamweight prospects

Visit the UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

Read More

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 7400 North Shepherd Drive

Aug 28, 2020
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 7400 North Shepherd Drive
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 7400 North Shepherd Drive about 10:55 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 24).

The suspect, Rigoberto Fernandez (H/m, 41), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 351st State District Court.  A booking photo of Fernandez is attached to this news release.

The identity of the male victim, 55, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer A. Chheav reported:

Fernandez was driving a white Chevrolet Tahoe at a high rate of speed northbound at the above address when he struck a curb near West Little York Road and lost control of his vehicle.  The truck then spun and struck a male sitting on a bucket in a protected median near the crosswalk. 

Paramedics were called and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  Fernandez was determined to be intoxicated and was subsequently charged.
Read More

Microsoft expands digital alliance with City of Houston

Aug 28, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Microsoft Expand Digital Alliance with City of Houston
Tech company will invest in workforce development as part of “accelerate” initiative and support Houston’s innovation district at The Ion
 
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Monday that the city of Houston has expanded its groundbreaking digital alliance with Microsoft to innovate in big data, artificial intelligence and the digital economy. Microsoft brings to Houston “Accelerate,” a new program designed to address economic recovery through skilling both underserved communities and re-skilling the many Americans impacted by COVID-19.

The collaboration is intended to create new economic opportunity, close equity and digital skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.

“Microsoft launched the Accelerate program at a time when closing the digital divide has never been more important,” said Kate Johnson, president of Microsoft U.S. “We’re thrilled to be joining Mayor Turner and an impressive group of partners in this effort to expand access to in-demand digital skills—and close digital skills gaps widened by COVID-19—through Accelerate: Houston.”



The mayor was joined by Jacky Wright, chief digital officer, Microsoft U.S., to announce details of the Houston Innovation Alliance and Accelerate: Houston. Other partners supporting the alliance include The Ion, NASA, Kino-Eye Center, Upskill Houston, University of Houston College of Technology and Space Center Houston.

“More than two years ago, I announced our first transformative alliance with Microsoft — the first of its kind in the United States,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Today, I am pleased to say we are taking another leap toward strengthening Houston’s global standing as a center for innovation and technology.”

Through coordination with corporate partners, K-12 school systems and higher education providers, Microsoft is developing a holistic plan for professional development/support and addressing the equity gap across the community:For transitioning members of the workforce and/or local veterans, the company will offer digital literacy workshops, empowerment programs and other development training with industry experts through LinkedIn Learning, to help prepare them for opportunities in new technologies and increase digital skills training.For students, the company will bring the Microsoft Imagine Academy Learning Paths to Houston schools, with content and industry certifications mapped to student skill development. Additional programming includes LinkedIn workshops, DigiCamps and DigiGirlz camps, bringing young people together to plan their future, help them identify the skills they need to reach their goals, and connect to programs and technology that will help them get there.For K-16 education providers, Microsoft and partners will bring digital literacy training and Modern Workplace training focused on digital skills for educators. “The University of Houston College of Technology and Microsoft are together providing students, professionals, businesses, and the Houston community with the resources to manage, create, communicate, and commercialize meaningfully unique opportunities,” said Dean Anthony Ambler, University of Houston College of Technology. “As game changers, the College of Technology and Microsoft transcend beyond the classroom with industry-recognized certifications, workshops, and degree programs that support workforce creation and upskilling while reinforcing a culture of innovation. These complementing activities champion the Houston community as adept practitioners and mentors in proven disciplines that apply ingenuity and technology to solve problems, improve lives, and enhance the economy.”

Through their joint efforts, Microsoft and the city of Houston will work to advance civic innovation and smart city initiatives, economic development and recovery, and digital skilling for workforce and youth.
Read More

Light Heavyweight Finishers Round Out Stacked August Action

Aug 28, 2020

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FINISHERS ROUND OUT STACKED AUGUST ACTION AS (#5) ANTHONY SMITH TAKES ON

(#8) ALEKSANDAR RAKIC

054307_LAS_PRHeader_Eng

FEATURED BOUT:

(#13) ROBBIE LAWLER vs. (#14) NEIL MAGNY

Las Vegas – The last UFC® event in August is set be headlined by an exciting bout featuring light heavyweight finishers looking to make a statement as No. 5 ranked Anthony Smith takes on No. 8 Aleksandar Rakic in a three-round main event.In the co-main event, former UFC welterweight champion and No. 13 ranked contender Robbie Lawler returns to action to battle fellow veteran and No. 14 ranked Neil Magny. This event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance pursuant to a Health, Safety and Operations plan approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: SMITH vs. RAKIC will take place Saturday, August 29 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Smith (32-15, fighting out of Omaha, Neb.) aims to impress with another highlight-reel finish. Having ended an incredible 30 of his 32 wins before the final bell, Smith has established himself as one of the most thrilling athletes on the roster with victories over Alexander Gustafsson, Mauricio Rua and Rashad Evans. He now looks to work his way back to the title picture by becoming the first man in the UFC to stop Rakic.

Among the youngest members of the light heavyweight top 10, Rakic (12-2, fighting out of Vienna, Austria) intends to steal the show and earn the biggest win of his career. A former kickboxer with nine of his 12 wins coming by knockout, Rakic rose through the ranks with emphatic first-round finishes of Jimi Manuwa and Devin Clark. He now seeks to prove that he can compete with the top of the division and solidify himself as a future title threat.

Former UFC welterweight champion and fan-favorite Lawler (28-14, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) returns to action for the first time in over a year. Among the most revered athletes on the roster, Lawler made his mark in the division with historic wins over Rory MacDonald, Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks. He now aims to deliver a vintage performance to snap his recent losing streak and begin the climb back up the 170-pound rankings.

A UFC veteran since 2013, Magny (23-8, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) has competed against some of the biggest names in the welterweight division. Among the most active athletes on the roster with a record-tying five wins in a calendar year, Magny’s resume includes notable victories over Kelvin Gastelum, Johny Hendricks, Hector Lombard and Carlos Condit. He now looks to extend his current win streak and break into the top 10 of the division.

Additional bouts on the card include:

·         No. 14 ranked women’s flyweight Ji Yeon Kim (8-2-2, fighting out of Incheon, South Korea) welcomes No. 14 ranked women’s strawweight Alexa Grasso (11-3, fighting out of Guadalajara, Mexico) to the 125-pound division

·         In a highly-anticipated light heavyweight rematch, No. 14 ranked Magomed Ankalaev (13-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) and Ion Cutelaba (15-5 1 NC, fighting out of Moldavian, Romanian) look to earn a definitive win

·         Dana White’s Contender Series veterans clash as Maki Pitolo (13-6, fighting out of Makaha, Hawaii) makes a quick return to the Octagon to take on recent signee Impa Kasanganay (7-0, fighting out of Charlotte, N.C.)

·         Mallory Martin (6-3, fighting out of Brighton, Colo.) goes for her first UFC win when she meets Hannah Cifers (10-6, fighting out Kittrell, N.C.)

·         Middleweight veterans hunt to get back in the win column as Alessio Di Chirico (12-4, fighting out of Rome, Italy) takes on Zak Cummings (23-7, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo.)

·         In a featherweight bout guaranteed to deliver action, Alex Caceres (16-12, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) looks to hand former GLORY kickboxer Giga Chikadze (10-2, fighting out of Tbilisi, Georgia) his first UFC loss

·         Polyana Viana (10-4, fighting out of São Geraldo do Araguaia, Para, Brazil) and Emily Whitmire (4-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) meet in a clash of women’s strawweight hopefuls

·         Undefeated welterweight prospect Sean Brady (12-0, fighting out of Philadelphia, Pa.) looks to snap the win streak of Christian Aguilera (14-6, fighting out of Brea, Calif.)

Visit the UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage

Read More

LA Galaxy regresa al Dignity Health Sports Park para un partido este miércoles vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Aug 28, 2020

LA Galaxy regresa al Dignity Health Sports Park para un partido este miércoles vs. Seattle Sounders FC a las 8 p.m. PT en vivo por TUDN/UniMás antes de enfrentar a San Jose Earthquakes;

LA Galaxy II enfrentará a Portland Timbers II el miércoles en condición de visitante y en casa el domingo ante Las Vegas Lights FC

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 24 de agosto, 2020) – LA Galaxy continuará la temporada 2020 de Major League Soccer esta semana con dos partidos en el Dignity Health Sports Park. LA Galaxy enfrentará a Seattle Sounders FC el miércoles, 26 de agosto a las 8 p.m. PT en vivo por TUDN/UniMás antes de enfrentar a San Jose Earthquakes el sábado, 29 de agosto a las 7:30 p.m. PT en vivo por Spectrum SportsNet.

La atención a prensa semanal se llevará a cabo después del entrenamiento del equipo el lunes, 24 de agosto a las 12:15 p.m. PT por medio de una video conferencia de prensa. No se permitirá la entrada a prensa a los entrenamientos del equipo.

Además, LA Galaxy II continuará la acción de la temporada de USL Championship con partidos ante Portland Timbers II el miércoles, 26 de agosto a las 5 p.m. PT en el Providence Park y ante Las Vegas Lights FC el domingo, 30 de agosto en el Dignity Health Sports Park a las 2 p.m. PT. Ambos partidos serán transmitidos en vivo por ESPN+.

Read More

Sedena y GobCDMX firman convenio para la Construcción del Hospital de Cuajimalpa

Aug 27, 2020

(CDMX). Este jueves el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México y la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) firmaron un convenio para arrancar con la construcción del Hospital General de Cuajimalpa.

De acuerdo con la información proporcionada, el inicio de esta obra contará con una inversión de 450 millones de pesos y se prevé terminar en octubre de 2021.

“Está desplantado sobre un terreno de 9400 mts² y tendrá una superficie de construcción de 12 mts² y una inversión de construcción de 450 mdp”.

La jefa de Gobierno, Claudia Sheinbaum informó que la construcción se demoró debido a que se tenía que cumplir con una serie de requisitos derivados de amparos que se oponían.

Además, la mandataria capitalina indicó que este hospital será un homenaje a las personas que fallecieron en enero de 2015 en la explosión del Hospital Materno Infantil de Cuajimalpa.

Por su parte, la secretaria de Salud local, Oliva López, detalló que el nosocomio generará mil 100 empleos directos y 600 indirectos.

“Va a tener una atención y va a beneficiar a 70 mil personas en la demarcación en forma directa y también va a generar más de mil 100 empleos directos y 600 indirectos”.

BM

Read More

Exhortan a revisar traducción del lenguaje de señas en los mensajes del Ejecutivo Federal

Aug 27, 2020

(CDMX). Las diputadas del Partido Revolucionario Institucional, Laura Barrers Fortoul y Martha Garay Cadena, presentaron un punto de acuerdo para exhortar al titular de Comunicación Social y vocero del Gobierno de la República, Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, que informe sobre las acciones puestas en marcha para erradicar las pausas y errores de traducción del lenguaje de señas durante los mensajes del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a fin de dar cumplimiento a los derechos contenidos en la Ley General para la Inclusión de las Personas con Discapacidad.

En ese sentido también, solicitaron un informe sobre el respaldo profesional con la que cuentan los traductores contratados; esto, ya que en algunas de las conferencias matutinas, uno de los traductores permaneció en silencio varias veces y por periodos prolongados, por lo que el mensaje emitido fue erróneo.

Refirieron que pese a que esta situación ya se ha denunciado, no se ha efectuado ninguna modificación para erradicar anomalías en este proceso comunicativo.

Las legisladoras priístas recordaron que en todos los niveles de gobierno se debe garantizar la igualdad de condiciones como se describe en la Ley General para la Inclusión y su punto de acuerdo fue turnado para su estudio a la Primera Comisión de trabajo de la Permanente.

BM

Read More

Se han recuperado 80 mil empleos: AMLO

Aug 27, 2020

(CDMX). Desde Monterrey, Nuevo León, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador informó que hasta ayer, se han registrado cerca de 80 mil nuevos empleos o recontratados en el seguro social, ante la pandemia de Covid-19.

“Llegamos a perder un millón de empleos por la pandemia, cuatro meses de caída de empleos. La buena noticia es que como lo pronosticamos, ya en agosto, este mes ya estamos recuperando empleos, hasta ayer llevábamos cerca de 80 mil empleos”.

El primer mandatario señaló que su modelo se basa es “rescatar desde abajo hacia arriba” y reducir gastos en el gobierno e impedir la corrupción.

“El modelo nuestro a funcionado porque se aplicaba en todo el mundo, cuando se presentaba una crisis, consistía en endeudar al país para destinar recursos a las corporaciones, a las empresas, para rescatar a instituciones financieras en quiebra, como el Fobaproa entregaba los apoyos arriba y desde luego no bajaban porque la riqueza no es como el Covid, no es contagiosa. Ahora fue distinto, decidimos rescatar de abajo hacia arriba y de manera directa”.

Indicó que el país “avanza lento”, pero continúa adelante, además de que se mostró optimista con el envío de remesas.

López Obrador también comparó las crisis en Estados Unidos y España, que también son derivadas del coronavirus, pues expresó que a ellos se les ha caído más la economía que a México.

“En algunos países lo que hicieron fue contratar deuda, entregar dinero a las corporaciones, se les cayó la economía más que a nosotros”.

“Yo quiero mucho al pueblo español pero estuvo mal manejado el tema de la pandemia, desgraciadamente más fallecidos que en México y en lo económico lo mismo, se les cayó más la economía que a nosotros, pero no sólo en España, también en otros países”.

BM

Read More

AMLO aprueba intervención de ONU en desapariciones forzadas

Aug 27, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador a través de la Secretaría de Gobernación, envió un oficio al Senado de la República para aprobar la intervención del Comité contra la desaparición forzada de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), en casos de búsqueda de personas en México.

En el oficio dirigido a la presidenta de la Mesa Directiva, Mónica Fernández Balboa, el primer mandatario reconoció que la desaparición forzada es una crisis de gran magnitud en el país, por lo que se ha dado prioridad a la búsqueda de personas en México.

De acuerdo con la Comisión Nacional de Búsqueda, se calcula que hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2019 hay 61 mil 637 personas desaparecidas en el país.

Por ello, diversas organizaciones de la sociedad civil que buscan a sus desaparecidos, celebraron que por fin avance la promesa que el Presidente les hizo meses atrás.

BM

Read More