Ogogo snubs McMahon’s WWE offer to prepare for AEW wrestling debut

first_img “I have a funny relationship with boxing, it has given me some unbelievable years, some of the best moments of my life. But also it’s given me the worst years of my life and the most sorrow I’ve ever felt.” But after that heartbreak, Ogogo is back smashing the gym in order to get in the best shape possible to compete with the likes of Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley in AEW after snubbing WWE. He said: “I had a choice of WWE and AEW and I chose AEW. “I loved the company and loved Cody’s (Rhodes) vision. read also:2020 Olympics: Coaches Association advocate more international exposure “But I want to be part of something really special. The choice was simple. “I’ve got things I want to achieve in my life that I wasn’t able to achieve in boxing. But I still want to achieve those things. “Now I can look to achieve them in a slightly different arena in the world of professional wrestling.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Loading… center_img Former British boxing star, Anthony Ogogo, snubbed Vince McMahon’s WWE to sign with All Elite Wrestling instead. The 31-year-old won bronze at London 2012 and seemed destined for world title glory until his boxing career was ended by one punch. Ogogo, having won all 11 professional fights, was well on his way to the top until he came up against fellow Brit Craig Cunningham in Birmingham four years ago. Cunningham — with one blow — shattered his eye socket which resulted in him suffering severe double vision. Though he did not realise it as he walked back to his dressing room, Ogogo’s career was over at 26 — and his hell about to begin. Over the next two years the fighter had no less than NINE eye operations in an attempt to restore his sight to the British Boxing Board of Control’s high safety standards. After failing to get his eye back right, the powerhouse is now about to embark on an in-ring comeback with his second love – wrestling. Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: “I’d had to sell my car and remortgage the house to pay for surgeries. “I stopped because there was nothing else that could be done to get me back in the ring.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United striker ‘could still stay’

first_imgWayne Rooney could still be persuaded to stay at Manchester United despite telling the club he wants to leave.The England international met with Sir Alex Ferguson a fortnight ago and told him that the time was right to move on.United insist Rooney, 27, will not be sold and the imminent appointment of Everton manager David Moyes could alter things.Should the striker receive assurances that he is central to Moyes’ plans, he could yet extend his nine-year stay. The player is about to enter the final two years of his contract and, at this stage, United do not plan to offer the player a new contract.But a new start under Moyes, with whom he worked at Everton, may yet re-energise him, especially if he receives guarantees over his standing in the squad. Moyes handed Rooney his Premier League debut as a 16-year-old in August 2002.But the player left Moyes and his hometown club Everton in August 2004 in a deal worth an eventual £27m. He has since scored 197 goals in 402 appearances for United, winning five league titles, two League Cups and a Champions League.This season the England striker has scored 16 in 37 appearances, 12 of those coming in the league as United won their 20th title.However there has been speculation in the second half of the season that Rooney may leave, especially after he was dropped to the bench in favour of Danny Welbeck for the Champions League second-round tie against Real Madrid.But speculation has persisted and now the forward has asked to leave the club for a second time. The first occasion came in October 2010 when Rooney pulled out of contract talks, saying he had not received “any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad”.Ferguson said at the time he was “dumbfounded” by Rooney’s desire to leave, but 48 hours later, Rooney signed a new five-year deal. Manchester United went on to win the title that season, and Rooney later said staying at the club was the best decision of his career.Moyes and Rooney have had their own differences. In 2008, Moyes accepted substantial libel damages over claims made in Rooney’s book about their relationship at Everton.Since then, however, the pair have been reconciled. In September 2012, Rooney wrote on Twitter: “Everton are playing brilliantly. David Moyes has done some job over the last 10 years.”On this occasion Rooney has not submitted a formal transfer request, but it is understood he asked verbally to leave.last_img read more

So Far, Push Notifications on the iPhone are a Letdown

first_imgWhen Apple launched the iPhone 3.0 update, we were pretty excited about a number of the new features in the OS, but push notifications, which Apple billed as an alternative to battery-draining background processes, were on the top of our list. After a few weeks with the iPhone 3.0 OS, however, only a very small number of push apps have made it into the store, and even some of the best ones, like BeeJive IM (iTunes link) and the AP Mobile app (iTunes link) suffer from major drawbacks.IM Works, but What About Those Timeouts?BeeJive, for example, is a great IM app – and so are eBuddy (iTunes link) and IM+ with Push (iTunes link), two other push-enabled IM apps that were released in the last few days. These apps are intuitive, connect to most popular IM networks, and work just as advertised. But when it comes to push notifications, there are just too many little things that are holding these apps back.By default, BeeJive, for example, will log you out of your account after just 20 minutes. So once you have finished a chat session, you will just be offline again and no new messages will be pushed to your phone. You can push this timeout limit up to 24 hours, but this setting is buried at the bottom of BeeJive’s long list of options. The eBuddy IM app doesn’t even have this option and just automatically logs you out after 30 minutes.There are probably good technical reasons for this, but this behavior just isn’t what we expected when we first heard about push notifications.News Updates are Nice, but What About Customization?While the AP Mobile app (iTunes link) does push out news updates regularly, it is also a bit of a letdown. There is, for example, no way to customize when you want to get alerts and which alerts you want to get. You can’t just subscribe to tech news, for example, or updates about the latest celebrity deaths. Still no Twitter Apps with PushWe are also still waiting for the first Twitter apps that support push (at least for replies and direct messages), better calendar apps (Remember Milk is the only one in the App Store so far, and it requires a pro account), apps that can push out alerts when an RSS feed updates or when new email arrives, or apps that are simply innovative and beyond our current exepctations.Maybe Push Just Isn’t the Solution?While getting the current updates is nice, compared to having to open the app and see what is new, there is so much more that could be done with this technology. But for the time being, either Apple is holding back the most interesting apps, or developers just aren’t able to use it in really innovative ideas. We have talked to a number of companies that are producing geo-aware apps, for example. But because these developers aren’t able to remotely wake up an app and pull in data about your current location, there really isn’t much that they can do with push notifications at this point.If only the phone could also run cron jobs, for example. Then that could start an application at regular intervals, in addition to push notifications, and developers could do so much more with this technology.Of course, we are still in the early days of push on the iPhone, but so far, we have been quite disappointed with the current crop of apps. Hopefully, this will only be a stopgap solution anyway, and by the time the next generation of iPhones comes around, Apple will just allow apps to run in the background. Tags:#Apple#Features#NYT#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Spammers Newest Tactic: YouTube Video Spam

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have recorded a mass mailing of spam emails containing a link to a video advertisement on YouTube. Although in the past, spammers have attempted to lure people into clicking links by claiming the link would display a YouTube video, this is the first case in which the link actually does point to YouTube. In this particular incident, the video in question is a Russian ad promoting industrial real estate. Two years ago, Kaspersky Lab predicted that YouTube would eventually become a vector for disseminating spam due to its worldwide popularity. However, this is the first time the video-sharing site has been used in this way as far as the researchers can tell.Says Darya Gudkova, Head of Content Analysis & Research at Kaspersky Lab, “naturally, this type of advertising is more interesting and gets more hits.” That’s bad news for YouTube because when something works, spammers keep at it… with a vengeance. Once word gets around that video spam is more successful than traditional methods, there’s no doubt that it will only increase. How Would YouTube Handle Video Spam?So what will YouTube do if video spam becomes a real problem on its network? We would like to think that it would take the offending content down, but that could be easier said than done. After all, this isn’t like the copyrighted content that their Content Identification tool can easily identify and remove. That tool works by comparing unique signatures somewhat like a digital “fingerprint” from a content owner’s copyrighted file to user uploads across the site. Then, if a match occurs, the copyright holder has the option to have the video taken down.Identifying a spammer’s video would be much harder. Just because someone is using YouTube to sell something, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s video “spam.” That moniker should only be reserved for videos which are truly undesirable messages where fraudulent activities are underway. The question is, how would YouTube know? Assuming that video spam takes off, the best thing the site could do to police online content is to include a “report spam” button for videos themselves, as it now has for video comments only.  Of course, for potential victims of video spam, the best thing is not to get duped into visiting YouTube in the first place. Spam filters will simply have to adapt to this new technique. Unfortunately, that will be yet another challenge for Google, which, in addition to owning YouTube, also offers a feature in its webmail product Gmail that automatically embeds any YouTube videos referenced in the email directly in the message itself. That makes it even more convenient for video spammers, who wouldn’t have to convince their victims to leave their inbox and launch a new browser window: just click a button on the video embedded below. sarah perez Tags:#news#NYT#Trends#Video Services#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Our History of Petroleum Use

first_imgWhile most of us think of the petroleum age starting in the late 1850s, when North America’s first oil well began gushing oil, human use of petroleum actually goes back much further.Asphalt, a heavy constituent of petroleum (see last week’s blog), was used four thousand years ago in constructing the walls of Babylon. During the Roman era, oil was collected and used in the province of Dacia (now Romania), where it was referred to as “picula.” Fossil fuels were first used for lighting, not vehiclesThrough the 1800s, most oil was used for oil lamps and kerosene lamps — replacing whale oil, which was becoming scarce by then. By the early years of the 20th century, though, development of the internal combustion engine shifted demand of petroleum products to automobiles — the market that has driven demand ever since.With the rise of the automobile in the early 1900s and its use of gasoline — a mix of hydrocarbon refined from crude oil — production of petroleum increased dramatically. World oil production today totals 31 billion barrels per year — almost exactly 1,000 barrels per second!In the U.S., approximately 72% of our petroleum is used for transportation (gasoline, diesel fuel, and aviation fuel), with the rest used for heating oil, industrial processes, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants, asphalt, electricity generation, and other uses.Next week I’ll take a look at current reserves of petroleum as well as the outlook for this fossil fuel in the years and decades ahead.In addition to this Energy Solutions blog, Alex contributes to the weekly blog BuildingGreen’s Product of the Week, which profiles an interesting new green building product each week. You can sign up to receive notices of these blogs by e-mail — enter your e-mail address in the upper right corner of any blog page.Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Fourth-century oil wells in ChinaThe first oil wells are believed to have been drilled in China around 350 AD; these wells were drilled using bits attached to bamboo poles and extending as deep as 800 feet. That oil was burned to evaporate brine to produce salt. By the 10th Century the Chinese even built bamboo pipelines to transport oil from those wells to salt springs where the brine was collected.In Japan, petroleum was used for lighting at least as far back as the 7th century. Baghdad’s first streets were paved with asphalt. Marco Polo described oil fields in what is now Azerbaijan, where naphtha was produced. And in the 9th century, petroleum was distilled by the Persian alchemist Muhammad ibn Zakariya Razi into kerosene that was used in lamps.The first North American reference to petroleum was in 1595 when Sir Walter Raleigh wrote about Pitch Lake on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. With a surface area of about 100 acres and a depth as great as 250 feet, this is the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt; it is a significant tourist attraction, and asphalt from this deposit has long been exported — some was used in early paving of some New York City streets.center_img Poland drilled for oil before the U.S.The modern oil industry began in the 1850s. In 1853, the world’s first commercial oil well was drilled in Poland and the second was drilled in Romania in 1857. An oil well in Oil Springs, Ontario in 1858 was the first in North America, and that was followed in 1859 with the famous oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, when Edwin Drake drilled a 69-foot well that yielded 25 barrels per day.Petroleum production in the U.S. increased steadily during the first 50 years of production: 2,000 barrels in 1859, 4.2 million barrels in 1868, 20 million barrels in 1879, 35 million barrels in 1889, 57 million barrels in 1899, and 126 million barrels in 1906.last_img read more

CES 2018: First Look at Panasonic’s New Lumix GH5S

first_imgAt CES 2018, Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix GH5S with an updated sensor, new Cinema 4K capabilities, and additional improvements.Fresh off the CES presses, Panasonic’s new Lumix GH5S has leaked online after much much rumor and fanfare. The predecessor to Panasonic’s popular Lumix GH5, the antecedent’s update looks to be a truly video-forward mirrorless camera that will compete with Canon and Sony in 2018. While the GH5 was a strong offering at its price point (currently around $2,000), the GH5S should stay competitive with updated capabilities at a similar opening price point (rumored to be around $2,500).New SensorWhile the GH5 boasted a powerful 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor, Panasonic has announced that the GH5S will feature a new 10.2MP multi-aspect sensor, which should improve max ISO capabilities up into the 51,200 range (while the GH5’s ceiling was around 25,600). The new sensor will also provide sufficient margin to get the same angle of view in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios.Record Cinema 4K at 60/50pPerhaps the biggest headline for the GH5S’s advanced capabilities is the camera’s ability to record Cinema 4K footage at 60/50p. This is a major improvement and certainly a first in the market at this price point. The GH5S also now offers better color reproduction with new internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording capabilities with pre-installed V-Log (no longer an add-on purchase). Full HD and 4K video recording compiles with 4K HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for unlimited recording capabilities as well.Full List of ImprovementsFor those interested, the lightweight body will remain the same, but several other updates and improvements (many the result of the new sensor), will increase the GH5S’s capabilities for both video and photography as Panasonic’s affordable 4K play will undoubtedly send ripples throughout the industry well after CES ends.Atomos recently got their hands on the new model, testing its new capabilities.Enjoy saturated colours and capture sparkling shots even when shooting in V-Log format in the dimmest conditions. Colours are rich and deep even in super low light and reds are really red. Huge amounts of colour information are retained with 10-bit. This technological advance puts paid to the widespread assumption that you should never shoot Log in low light with mirrorless cameras because of excess noise. Now you can get the full benefits of a wider dynamic range and punchy colours and enjoy a clean image while staying in Panasonic’s V-Log, giving you a greater ability to manipulate your image in post-production.Specs:10.2MP multi-aspect sensor4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160)Max ISO 51,200 ceilingInternal 4:2:2 10-bit recording with pre-installed V-LogDual Native ISO TechnologyThe 225-area AF arrangement and light levels as low as -5EVReported Price: $2,500 (body only)last_img read more

Jamaica And Chile To Mark 50 Years Of Diplomatic Relations

first_imgStory Highlights Over the many years, both countries have enjoyed an admirable relationship. On December 18, 2013 Jamaica and Chile will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations. Significant new areas of co-operation in sport are being pursued between both governments. On December 18, 2013 Jamaica and Chile will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations, celebrating a long and increasingly strengthened friendship and co-operation between both countries.Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said that over the many years, both countries have enjoyed an admirable relationship, sustained by shared principles and a high degree of collaboration and co-operation at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.He was addressing a special reception and cultural evening held recently at the official residence of the Chilean Ambassador, His Excellency Eduardo Bonilla, to mark the milestone.Jamaica, Mr. Brown pointed out, was among the countries which fully supported the Chilean people’s determination to regain their rightful place in the global community of democratic nations.It was in recognition of that solid support, he stated, that Chile established its first Embassy in the English-speaking Caribbean in Kingston in 1991.“During this period, the Governments of both our countries have collaborated in a number of areas, including language and diplomatic training, agriculture, security and capacity-building, particularly in foreign trade negotiations,” he stated.“The strength of our bilateral relations continues to increase as underlined by a number of recent high-level exchanges, including the bilateral talks held between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and President Sebastian Piñera, on the margins of the Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in April of this year, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,” he noted.Emanating from that meeting, significant new areas of co-operation in sport are being pursued between both governments.Other important developments in the partnership include the arrival in Jamaica in January 2011 of the Chilean liner, Companía Sud Americana de Vapores, which has since been making weekly trips to the Port of Kingston from Valparaíso.This development is a welcomed one, Mr. Brown noted, and is of particular significance in light of the major expansion being undertaken at the port and the push for Jamaica to become a regional trans-shipment hub.Chile recently donated five computers to the Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This is the second such donation of computer equipment to a Jamaican school by the Chilean Government in a little over a year.The cultural evening included a reading from the work of Chilean Poet Laureate Pablo Neruda, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.last_img read more