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Meet Mike Tyson’s trainer Rafael Cordeiro, the Brazilian MMA ‘Master’ tasked with coaching 53-year-old ahead of comeback

first_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk IMAGINE being tasked with training a man that once offered a zoo keeper £9,000 to let him fight a silverback gorilla.Well as the former Baddest Man on the Planet gets set for his comeback, that responsibility lies with Rafael Cordeiro.Rafael Cordeiro has been putting the heavyweight king  Mike Tyson through his pacesCredit: Instagram @kingsmma_hbLuckily, the three-time Brazilian Muay Thai world champion is nicknamed ‘The Master’ for a reason.Cordeiro’s passion for mixed martial arts started at a young age after he was born in Curitiba, a city about 500 miles south of Rio De Janiero.After progressing through the ranks at the legendary Chute Boxing Academy, he made his name in MMA.The 5ft 10in brawler became Brazil’s Muay Thai champion and won the International Vale Tudo Championship.He stepped out of the ring in his late 20s with a professional MMA record of four wins and two defeats.And then he decided to continue his career as a coach.The Brazil-born hardman moved to the USA and opened the famous Kings MMA gym in California.It is there that he has trained a long-list of champions including Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida, Fabricio Werdum and Rafael dos Anjos.As a result, Cordeiro won the 2012 and 2016 coach of the year awards.And now the 46-year-old faces his toughest challenge yet as he looks to get Tyson back in fighting shape.The 53-year-old has been knuckling down in the gym after announcing he will return for a four-round exhibition bout. A picture of Tyson in the gym alongside Cordeiro showed off his incredible body transformation. Cordeiro has been blown away by Tyson’s efforts so far – and fears he still has the power to kill some.He told the Ariel Helwani MMA Show: “As soon as we started training I said ‘My Lord’.“I didn’t know what to expect from a guy who hasn’t hit mitts for – I think – almost ten years.“So I didn’t expect to see what I saw – I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21, 22 years old.“And I can tell you, you would have to be a good guy to spar with Mike, because if you don’t prepare, he is going to drop you for sure – 100 per cent.The legendary coach alongside Kalvin Gastelum in 2017Credit: Getty Images – GettyRafael Cordeiro has claimed Mike Tyson still possesses devastating powerCredit: Getty Images – Getty“The power is different level.“I have trained a lot of heavyweights in my career, with not a lot of respect for everybody, but he is almost as powerful as Wanderlei Silva is right now.“When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought ‘he is going to kill somebody’.”The former Brazilian MMA champion alongside his family at the MMA awards in 2016Credit: AlamyMike Tyson has got Rafael Cordeiro – who has twice been named coach of the year – on his side ahead of his comebackCredit: Getty ImagesEvander Holyfield shows off impressive power at 57 in response to Mike Tyson’s vicious workout video ahead of comebacks Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more

Football and frostbite: remembering the Ice Bowl

first_imgIn this Dec. 31, 1967, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr calls signals in bitter cold as he led the Packers to a 21-14 win over the Dallas Cowboys to capture third consecutive National Football League title in Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/File)Frozen memories, for sure. Frostbite memories, even.In the history of NFL games, none stands out for the brutal conditions in which it was played like the NFC championship on the last day of 1967. Simply dubbed the Ice Bowl, those who participated in Cowboys-Packers that day at Lambeau Field still shiver when talking about it.With Dallas paying its first postseason visit to Green Bay since losing 21-17 on Bart Starr’s quarterback sneak with 13 seconds remaining on that frigid day, recalling that game 47 years ago is timely.Painful, too, if you were a Cowboy.“It’s something you can’t imagine, being in that kind of cold,” says Dan Reeves, whose 50-yard halfback option pass to Lance Rentzel on the first play of the fourth quarter put Dallas ahead before Green Bay rallied and advanced to the second Super Bowl against Oakland.“I’d been in games around 5 or 6 degrees and it was not even close to being like that.”Like that was anywhere from minus 13 with the wind chill at kickoff to 10 or more degrees colder when Reeves threw his pass.“I think it was weird to have that weather because it dropped about 32 degrees overnight,” Reeves adds. “The forecast was to stay the same as it was, and when we worked out it was 15 degrees the day before.”But the Cowboys knew conditions had changed when they got their wakeup calls that Sunday morning at the Holiday Inn. The telephone operator told them it was 16 below, and the clerk at the front desk warned of minus 41 with the wind chill.Gil Brandt, then the Cowboys’ player personnel director, noticed three bus drivers standing by a fireplace in the hotel lobby. Each was wearing galoshes, which Brandt referred to as “big boots.”“I said, ‘Where did you get those big boots,’ and they told me a local store. I asked if they could you take me down there, but they said the store was closed on Sundays.”So Brandt bought a pair of the $9.95 galoshes from one of the drivers for $20.Brandt wasn’t done. He also wore long johns, an overcoat that was knee-length, and a down jacket over the overcoat. He took a stocking cap and cut holes in it for his eyes and ears: “I looked like a hockey goalie out there with a mask on.”The Dallas equipment staff gave each player a salve to rub on to help keep him warm, and put Saran Wrap around their feet because “it kept the heat in your body better,” Brandt recalls.Did all that help?“Not much,” Brandt says. “George Andrie and Jethro Pugh (who died Wednesday) got some frostbite. I don’t think anything prepares you for that kind of weather.”Certainly not back then, when there were no high-tech gloves or form-fitting undergarments to help keep warm. The only gloves available were the cotton types, and neither Hall of Fame coach — Green Bay’s Vince Lombardi nor Dallas’ Tom Landry — approved using them.But linebacker Dave Robinson opted for survival rather than obedience.“During the game, Vince Lombardi said he didn’t want us to wear gloves. He didn’t want anyone to miss the ball because of the gloves,” says Robinson, one of 12 Hall of Famers who played in the Ice Bowl.“I told our assistant trainer — he gave me a pair of brown gloves — that they won’t notice. I had them on for running plays. When they snapped the ball right away you could tell run or pass, as I soon as I could tell it (was a pass he would discard the gloves). …  He never caught me.”Packers guard Jerry Kramer, behind whom Starr sneaked for the winning points, grew up in northern Idaho and had hunted ducks at 25 below zero.“So I knew about the cold, I knew how to prepare for the cold, and I knew that the cold wouldn’t kill me,” he says. “But I did put on thermal underwear, cut off @ the knee and elbow. A wool dickey around the neck and back a little bit, and then I put on gloves. I was able to focus on the game and not focus on the cold.”Hardly anyone else managed that.Dallas middle linebacker Lee Roy Jordan — yep, a Hall of Famer — isn’t sure he ever got caught up in the football or the historic nature of the game.“I don’t think we cared about history there for the next four or five years,” he says. “We were still trying to get warm two or three years later.”Not only the players suffered during the game. Referee Norm Schacter tore a piece of his lip off while trying to remove the whistle from his mouth. Some of the other officials also had bloody lips.Brandt noted that the Cowboys normally had 20 or more people on their sideline during the game. For this one, a throng of zero hangers-on.Zero also was the number of folks in the stands at Lambeau when the teams came out for early special teams warmups. Yet, when they headed onto the field for the coin toss, the stands were full.Members of the Packers and Cowboys who were there usually point to one player as being the most uncomfortable: Dallas receiver Bob Hayes, another eventual Hall of Famer.“Bob Hayes had his hands down in his pants the entire game,” Jordan recalls. “I don’t know that Bob caught a pass that game (he had three for 16 yards). He didn’t run many routes because he always had in his hands in his pants trying to keep warm. A South Florida kid that’s never seen anything like zero degree weather.”If it’s that cold Sunday, take note: Dallas has five players who went to college in Florida, Green Bay has four.___AP Sports Writers Schuyler Dixon and Genaro C. Armas contributed to this story.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Arsenal lead Barça & Juve in race for Sporting’s Joelson Fernandes

first_img However, Arsenal hope that the close relationship they have with the player’s agent — Kia Joorabchian, who also represents Philippe Coutinho — will help them land the signing.  RELATED STORIES More information Sporting, meanwhile, have been trying to tie the teenager down to a new deal until 2025 and increase his release clause to 90 million euros.  CEST IN SPORT.ES Fernandes is another of the young players emerging in Portugal that the Catalan club have been closely monitoring.  More information Barça have been following the Portuguese market closely, as demonstrated by the January signing for Francisco Trincao from Sporting Braga, who will move to Camp Nou in the summer.  18/07/2020center_img Barcelona confirm the signing of Rayo wonderkid Fabián Luzzi Arsenal lead the chase for one of the young forwards that has been tracked by FC Barcelona. The player in question is Joelson Fernandes, a 17-year-old who plays for Sporting Lisbon and has recently broken into the first team.  Juventus have also shown an interest in Fernandes but Arsenal lead the way at the moment. Sport.es El Arsenal toma ventaja por Joelson Fernandes According to reports in Portugal and England, Arsenal are ready to pay the 45 million euro release clause that features in Fernandes’ current deal.  Upd. at 19:42 Setién: “At no moment have I thought about leaving Barcelona”last_img read more

Centre in the saddle

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Stephen F. Austin Shuts Out UCA 5-0 in Softball Tournament

first_imgBox Score | Photo Gallery | Replay | Highlights | Tournament WebsiteHAMMOND, La. – No. 4 seed Stephen F. Austin records a 5-0 shutout win against No. 6 seed Central Arkansas in the second elimination game of the Southland Conference Softball Tournament at North Oak Park in Hammond, La.Stephen F. Austin was aggressive early as sophomore Heather Hollingsworth singled to shortstop then stole second to put the Ladyjacks into scoring position. Sophomore Alisa Hamilton would also single to shortstop to advance Hollingsworth to third. Hamilton would steal second and Hollingworth scored on a throwing error by Central Arkansas sophomore catcher Jessie Taylor. The Ladyjacks would continue to keep the pressure on UCA in the third inning as first team all-conference player Shalie Day RBI-triple scored Hamilton to give SFA a 2-0 lead.The Ladyjacks extended their lead to 3-0 in the fourth behind a leadoff single from freshman Brittnay Lewis, followed by senior pinch runner Brittany Lee scoring off a RBI single from sophomore Lindsay Campbell.SFA threatened in the sixth, getting runners at second and third with no outs but were unable to score. In the seventh, an RBI double from Day scored Hamilton from third, followed by Lewis reaching on a fielding error, allowing pinch runner Nicole Wooten to score from third and give the Ladyjacks the 5-0 lead.Picking up the win in the circle for the Ladyjacks was Carlie Thomas (17-14), who gave up only two hits and struck out five with no errors. The Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, Kylee Studioso fell to 17-13 on the season after giving up five runs on 10 hits while striking out two batters.Stephen F. Austin (25-26) advances to face Sam Houston State in its second elimination game later today at approximately 6:30 p.m. Central Arkansas finished the season with 25-34 overall mark.last_img read more

At the Shelf Edge: Hunting Conversion in the Realm of the Irrational

first_imgIt started – as many good things do – with a question.What brings the greatest conversion at the shelf?We know from sources like OgilvyAction that even when shoppers have planned from which category they’ll buy, 28% of those same shoppers make the specific brand decision in the store.   And that 10% of shoppers who came to the store with every intention of buying will leave the category empty-handed.We know that at-shelf decision-making varies by industry segment and by merchandise category. According to Ogilvy, thirsty shoppers make the most decisions inside the store; in the soft drink and beer sections, almost 60% of selections are made right there and then.But we don’t seem – especially, I would argue, in the retail technology community – to have any good data on what drives better or worse conversion at the point of decision.Oh yes, we can list the technologies. Smart shelves and ESL and rich media signage and cameras that can capture sentiment.But as good as they may be, technologies alone don’t drive conversion.In search of answers, I’ve been searching the web and the shelves of my library.   Looking for studies from the worlds of retail and technology and marketing and academe.And especially from the world of behavioral economics.One of the most thought-provoking books of my professional life has been Richard Thaler’s and Cass Sunstein’s 2008 volume Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.It explained the concept of choice architecture – of organizing the context in which people make decisions in order to guide (or “nudge”) individuals toward better individual and societal results.As I read the book, I remember the sense of eyes being newly opened, and wide. But I also remember thinking (smugly) that retail had probably figured out behavioral economics long ago. What is store design and on-floor merchandising and promotion but a symphony of visual nudges that lead toward a crescendo of conversion? Why would the authors – in their very first example – cite insights from the grocery industry as applied to a school cafeteria?But then — as the years pass, you study the conversion numbers.You see technologies that fail to move the needle.   Multiple smart shelf projects, abandoned in bloody pools of frustrated investment.On the nightstand are such tomes as Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. And recently, The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis.And then, in mid-February 2018, came the question. With critical clients behind it.Followed, days later, by an article from McKinsey on the application of behavioral science in business.A quick look at Thaler and Sunstein for retail industry references showed zero listings in the index.The McKinsey paper (an edited transcript of a McKinsey podcast) noted that marketers have “nudging” consumers for a long period of time. But the paper focused on such topics as performance management, worker safety, financial trading, hiring, and the use of advanced analytics and machine learning.And thus, I started a search – not just for proven merchandising and assortment techniques, not just for technology innovation – but for research at the intersection of it all.   Research, POC’s, and implementations that incorporate the best of the:Store and shelf technologies of today – which run from today’s smart shelf concepts all the way to those used in sensing-tuned living-breathing autonomous-stores;Analytics tools of today – used not only in the realm of assortment, adjacency, and compliance, but in the ever-deeper understanding of decision influence across the cross-channel journey;Content creation theory and practice of today – the messaging that works in an era of ever-decreasing attention spans;Content management delivery tools of today – driving ever-richer, ever-more interactive content to and through the screens of the cross-channel decision journey;And, perhaps most important, the best of the:Behavioral science of today as applied to retail — from nudges to gamification to the countless “subtle interventions,” as McKinsey describes them.Not finding much, truth be told.But I’ve got to believe it’s out there. In retail and CPG labs. In marketing tests. In the academic centers of retail and consumer studies.If you’re reading this, and can guide me (and others) to insights, please do so.Or – I wonder — is this an area we need to explore?Let me know what you think.#IamIntel.last_img read more

Swap deal on the cards for De Sciglio?

first_imgPSG might turn back to Mattia De Sciglio and tempt Juventus to make a swap deal by including Thomas Meunier in the transfer, it’s reported. The versatile full back was wanted by the Parisians also this summer and Goal Italia now report that Leonardo might try again already this January. Juventus decided to stick with De Sciglio after letting Joao Cancelo leave this summer, whilst Leonardo Spinazzola went to Roma the same window. Paris Saint-Germain are claimed to be looking for an alternative who can play on both sides of the defence and De Sciglio fits the bill for the Ligue 1 champions. The rumours say an offer of €10m or a direct swap with Meunier involved might be the solution to get hold of the Bianconeri defender. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Sahitya Akademi Delhi branch hiring for 4 posts

first_imgSahitya Akademi, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has invited applications for the recruitment to four posts at the Delhi Head Office. Last date for application is May 15, 2014.Deputy Secretary (Sales): 1 postSalary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 – 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 – 325 – 15,200). Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualification and a Diploma in Sales Management. The candidate should also have thorough knowledge of at least one Indian language in addition to English and have basic knowledge of computer applications. Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience in sales management in a reputed publishing house. Those with good contacts in literary industry will be given preference.Deputy Secretary (Publication): 1 post Salary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 – 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 – 325 – 15,200)Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university in a language recognised by the Akademi or equivalent and general knowledge of Indian literature. The candidate should also have thorough knowledge of at least one Indian language in addition to English and have basic knowledge of computer applications. Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with ability to organise programmes and processing documents/minutes. Those candidates with a Research/Doctoral degree in literature, knowledge of Book Production and Publication and experience in editing publications will be given preference. Officer on Special Duty (Programme): 1 post Salary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 – 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 – 325 -15,200).Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised University in a language recognised by the Akademi or equivalent and general knowledge of Indian literature, print media, electronic media and the literary community. Also basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with ability to organise programmes and processing documents/minutes. Those candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Mass Communication and experience in drafting and production of documents for use by the media will be given preference.advertisementAssistant Editor: 1 post (reserved for ST candidate) Salary: Pay Band – III, Rs 15,600 – 39,100 + Grade Pay Rs 5,400 p.m. (Pre-revised Rs 8,000 – 275 – 13,500)Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university in a language recognised by the Akademi, good knowledge of Hindi/English and one more Indian language and have basic knowledge of computer applications. Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience in editing literary and scholarly manuscripts and over-seeing them through the various stages of production. Those candidates with a research Degree in Literature, Diploma in Journalism, research experience, published work, and knowledge of Indian literature will be given preference.SelectionEligible candidates will be selected for the posts on the basis of performance in an interview.How to apply Interested candidates can apply for any of the positions, by sending a duly filled application form with attested copies of relevant certificates/documents to: Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. No applications should be sent by email. Also supersscribe the envelope with the post applied for.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Gabriel Jesus goalscoring important for us

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Gabriel Jesus goalscoring important for usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted for two goal Gabriel Jesus after their 3-1 win over Everton.The opener marked the striker’s first Premier League goal since August, halting a run of 11 games, 487 minutes and 18 shots without one, but the manager asserted he never lost faith in his forward.“Of course, he is so important,” he said. “Strikers need to score goals. The difference today was that he scored as he was in better positions.“It’s so good for him and our team. It was so valuable, his performance.“He settled so well from the beginning but it is better his family is here and strikers need to score goals.“I am pretty sure he scored two nice goals that will be important for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more