Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side After engaging in a seemingly endless verbal warfare with the former Olympian since 2014, Jones is now seeking a “working relationship” in which he could “call him up and check on him” in the future.“I’m sure he has to have some type of sore feelings when it comes to me,” Jones told Sports Illustrated. “But, I would love to be at a place with him where we can respect each other and work together. You know, I can show up to his charity events in the future. Same, he could do for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShortly after reclaiming his title in a brutal fashion last month, Jones surprisingly gave a heartfelt speech to his visibly stricken foe.Now, the 30-year-old UFC pound-for-pound great makes it known that he meant every good thing he said about Cormier. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I would love to have that open communication with him because we’ve been a part of each other’s lives for two years,” he shared. “He’s been the only thing I’ve talked about for two years and vice versa so I mean, I feel connected to him forever. It would be nice to be able to call him up and just check on him here and there and have respect.”Cormier, for his part, has acknowledged Jones’ victory through an Instagram post, but has mostly kept quiet since the bout. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY: UFC: Ex-champ Daniel Cormier congratulates Jon Jones for winning titleADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Keeping KL safe for the SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Daniel Cormier, bottom, takes down Jon Jones during their first bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are no longer bitter enemies—in the eyes of the former at least.A devastating head kick knockout at UFC 214 ended their two-year-long rivalry, and the newly crowned UFC Lightweight Champion is ready to let bygones be bygones.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments
November 22, 2019
Gwen Berry, of the United States, waits for the women’s hammer throw final to begin at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)DOHA, Qatar — If Gwen Berry gets another chance on the medal stand someday, she probably won’t repeat the protest that turned her into a lightning rod over the summer.Still, she has no regrets about raising her fist during “The Star-Spangled Banner” after winning gold at the Pan Am Games in Peru last month.ADVERTISEMENT View comments But Lima — she’d do that all over again, and she wishes her trip to Doha would’ve turned out better.“As an athlete, you have to focus on what you can focus on before you aim to inspire, because, honestly, no one listens to a loser,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of work to do on the field. But as far as being an inspiration to people, I really want to do that, and I feel like I should.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Liverpool, Man City helped by goalkeeper errors in EPL wins Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters PLAY LIST 02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Smith and Carlos got booted from those games, and only this month were they finally given a spot in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.Berry got her own message from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Her reaction to it: “I don’t care.”She expects rules regarding political messaging to be much better laid out for next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, “but it doesn’t affect me.”If she were to earn a spot on the podium in Tokyo, (Not impossible considering U.S. hammer throwing is on the upswing; an hour after Berry was done, teammate Deanna Price won gold for America’s first-ever worlds medal in the event) Berry’s not so sure she’d do the same thing she did in Lima.“I feel like it would be redundant. You can raise your fist on the podium and still (accomplish) nothing,” she said. “But I’m all about the action now. I feel like I can extend it out to universities and different schools, I can speak about it, do more athlete engagement whenever I’m asked. Be more vocal, and find other forums besides just track and field.”ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect The American hammer thrower didn’t earn near the same platform at world championships Saturday night. All three of her throws in the finals ended up in the netting. She finished 12th.Afterward, she stopped and made her first extended comments since the night in Lima that, among other things, drew her a reprimand and 12-month probation from U.S. Olympic officials.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I really didn’t think it was going to be as big as it was,” said Berry, who is from St. Louis and went to Southern Illinois. “I just did it for who I did it for, and for myself. I did it as a testament to myself, and for people who suffer. It’s crazy how people suffer sometimes.”Her message was not that different from the one sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos delivered 51 years ago when they raised their fists at the Mexico City Games, then became internationally known for their fight to shed light on their country’s history of social injustice for blacks. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ
September 14, 2019
Other potential suitors, according to another observer, could include Court Square Ventures (formerly Citigroup Venture Capital), Providence Equity or Bain & Company.“RBI is a low growth, mature business,” a source says. “They do have nice recurring revenue models but, in a difficult credit market like this, selling the company will be very hard.” Less than a week after Reed Elsevier announced plans to divest Reed Business Information, industry observers are already wondering about who RBI’s potential suitors could be, and how much the company could fetch on the market.On Friday, not long after Reed Elsevier made the announcement about RBI as part of its preliminary financial results statement for 2007, England’s Times newspaper reported that private equity firm Apax Partners may be a potential bidder. Apax owns Incisive Media and recently acquired Emap’s b-to-b group for $2 billion through a partnership with the Guardian Media Group. Apax and Incisive also bought U.S.-based ALM last year for $630 million. Some, however, are skeptical that Apax would be a serious bidder. “I think it’s pretty hard to imagine,” one media observer tells FOLIO:. “Apax just purchased Emap’s b-to-b group. Overall, considering the state of the credit market, there couldn’t be worse timing for Reed to sell an asset like this. It will be a long process.”There is no doubt, however, that the buyer will come from private equity, say observers. “RBI isn’t going to go to a company like UBM or Nielsen,” one source says. “Eventually, RBI will sell for about $2 billion. Maybe as high as $2.5 billion.”
September 3, 2019
Map of ShariatpurA couple was killed as a speeding truck hit their motorbike on Shariatpur-Madaripur highway at Kashipur in Shariatpur sadar upazila on Friday morning.The deceased are Mithun Mondol, 30, and his wife Nandi Rani, 25, of Charsonamukhi village of the upazila, reports UNB.Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Palang Model police station, said the speeding truck hit the motorbike around 10:00am, leaving the couple dead on the spot.On information, police rushed in and seized the truck but its driver managed to flee the scene.A case was filed with the police station.
September 3, 2019
Mofazzal Hossain. Photo: Prothom AloThe rail communications with Sylhet that remained suspended following a train crash will resume by this (Monday) evening, said railways secretary Mofazzal Hossain, reports UNB.Six coaches of Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ from Sylhet veered off the tracks on Sunday night after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal broke down, leaving four people dead and many more injured.The accident disrupted Sylhet’s rail communications with other parts of the country, including the capital.Mofazzal told UNB that a probe body with chief mechanical engineer (Railways East Zone) was formed to investigate the incident.
September 1, 2019
By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — So, what’s all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce’s Instagram feed?Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to her shows or those of hubby Jay-Z after she asked the question: “What is your Greenprint?”In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer has advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. She and her husband Jay – Z wrote the introduction for “The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World,” by Marco Borges, a plant-based guru who has worked with the couple. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Well, “The Greenprint” is the title of a new book by the superstar couple’s personal trainer, Marco Borges, a plant-based guru who has also worked with Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Pharrell, Diddy and Ryan Seacrest. The title refers to the impact on the planet that one can make by going plant-based.Borges, a Miami-based exercise physiologist and father of four, first got Bey going with “The 22-Day Revolution” on the same subject. She wrote the foreword for that book in 2015. She and Jay-Z penned the introduction for the new book, out in time for the New Year’s resolution season from the imprint Harmony Books.We went to Borges himself to explain his approach to health, life and saving the planet after 25 years in the business:AP: That’s some pretty good buzz Beyonce just gave you for your book.Borges: Yeah, it’s really an amazing time right now. I have to pinch myself, honestly. I’m living a dream. It’s absolutely magical. She’s only done a link-in-bio once before. The first time was when she told people she was going to go vegan 44 days for Coachella. People there are going insane there. We’re getting emails, DMs, text messages saying, ‘Oh my god, I never thought I could do this. I need some help.’AP: What got you started on plant-based life?Borges: I wasn’t born and raised on a plant-based diet. Growing up I wanted to be a doctor but I found myself in pre-med realizing that medicine was far too reactive, that we needed a more proactive approach to wellness. I decided to practice wellness through exercise and nutrition. As I immersed myself in all the science, the data and the clinical trials, I realized that if you were looking for optimum wellness, improved performance and your best chance of survival, you had to move toward a plant-based diet. I’ve been living plant-based ever since and it’s been 14, 15 years now.AP: How does your approach stand out in the cacophony over veganism and plant-based nutrition?Borges: We have to meet people where they are. You can’t expect for every single person to want to adopt a plant-based lifestyle day one. The truth is it doesn’t have to be all in from the start. The Greenprint is plant-based living defined by you, whether it’s one plant-based meal a day, two or three. Or just simply meatless Mondays.AP: How do you help people ensure that they won’t fail?Borges. We’ve designed a step-by-step approach. It’s not a one size fits all. It’s customizable. We have three tiers. We guide you, provide you recipes, give you tips. We’re trying to help people rewire their behavior a step at a time.What’s happening is that Joe Meat Eater is coming through the door of this part and vegans are saying, ‘You can’t come in because you’re not 100 percent vegan.’ For me it’s about getting people to start looking at it from whatever angle interests them, whether it’s the environment or better health. We can’t have a conversation if I turn you away at the door because you’re not vegan.AP: You write about kaizen, or the Japanese approach to small, incremental improvements. Can you explain that?Borges: I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I was a kid. It’s continuous self-improvement. We can all be better versions of ourselves every single day. Whatever it is, you’ve got to work toward it. That includes me.AP: Some perceive the costs of a truly plant-based diet as restrictive. Do you agree?Borges: I’d love to meet the person who made that up. It doesn’t make any sense. When we go to the supermarket, we know that the foods that cost most are typically the steaks, the fish, the animal protein. That’s 10 times more expensive than avocados and broccoli. That’s preposterous. We live in a society where people love to hear good things about their bad habits.The reality is it’s less expensive to live a plant-based lifestyle.AP: To what do you attribute the popularity of the Keto approach to eating?Borges: Phenomenal marketing and the fact that we live in a world where people want to hear great things about their bad habits. I mean, don’t eat carbs! Carbs are bad for you! I mean brown rice, broccoli, carrots, all fruits. Don’t eat that. Well guess what? We’re eating twice as much protein as we should be eating and we’re taking in half the amount of fiber we should be taking in on a daily basis. And what about leaving the planet a better place? It’s why I wrote the book.
August 30, 2019
Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens 4 min read If you want to be successful, you’ve got to be thinking ahead, especially when it comes to business. From technology to finance, industries are constantly changing, so being aware and understanding what the future holds can help your business achieve success.Here are what four successful entrepreneurs have to say about the future of business in 2018. Related: 3 Ways Technology Influences Generational Divides at WorkTim FerrissEntrepreneur and author, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the WorldImage Credit: Robert MaxwellNot to play Dr. Doom, but I’d predict that at least one major asset class in the U.S. will drop a minimum of 30 to 50 percent in value. It could be a particular type of real estate, it could be as (relatively) contained as the NASDAQ or something else, but one domino falling will likely trigger contagion.And how might economic panic be good news for some entrepreneurs? There are several possible upsides. For one, when there’s blood in the streets, many formerly expensive things can be bought on the cheap — such as investments, advertising, acquisitions.Also, while raising enormous rounds of venture capital is no longer easy, only the true believers and real performers –entrepreneurs and investors alike — will remain in the game. The signal-to-noise ratio for both investing and learning new skills improves. All my best tech investments were made in the “dot-com depression” of 2008-2009.Lastly, when most of your competitors are cutting costs, laying off employees, slashing salaries and removing niceties from the customer experience, you can do some of the opposite — assuming you’ve been smart with cash flow — and differentiate easily. Look at Steve Wynn and Southwest Airlines crisis responses for good case studies.In summary, and as Tony Robbins said to me, “Winter is coming.” Everything is cyclical, so make sure you’re prepared to be intelligently greedy when others are fearful. When people are myopically fixated on problems, they often leave opportunities in plain sight.Related: 10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018Emily WeissFounder and CEO, GlossierImage Credit: Nigel ParryI can’t stop thinking about how AI is crucial to the future of startups, and I feel like it’s all I hear about — how to invest in it, what effect it will have on our business, what new ways we can use it. Even though we’re not able to fully understand what that future will look like, I think 2018 will push entrepreneurs to balance digital developments with personal touch points. For Glossier, that might mean finding engaging ways to bring digital experiences to life offline or implementing more high-touch practices when it comes to customer experience, but in my opinion, most important will be staying personal and accessible with our community as technology evolves. Related: 5 Trends In Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs Need to KnowGary VaynerchukChairman and CEO, VaynerX and VaynerMediaImage Credit: Pieter HenketVoice. Everything is about voice. The same way I felt in 2008 about social media is how I feel about voice now. We’re in the predawn of a complete consumer voice revolution, and the people who know how to build the best briefings, the best skills, the best integrations, the best original content and the best infrastructure around how humans interact with voice to create new actions, new experiences and new information will win. James “Murr” MurrayCo-star and Executive Producer, Impractical JokersImage Credit: Jason Davis | Stringer | Getty ImagesNext year and beyond will see the rise of a brand-new industry: virtual reality tickets to your favorite events. Buy a VR ticket to the Super Bowl or the Paul McCartney concert, and you can be right in the middle of the action with the crowd from the comfort of your couch. Listen Now This story appears in the December 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » November 29, 2017