Tsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.
zoom China’s COSCO Shipping Lines has named COSCO Shipping Leo, a 20,000 TEU containership newbuild. The naming ceremony for the giant boxship was held in Nantong on March 22, 2018.Built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS), COSCO Shipping Leo is the second 20,000 TEU ULCV built by NACKS for COSCO. In addition, it is COSCO Shipping Lines’ third 20,000 TEU-class vessel.The 197,000 dwt ship, which features a length of 400 meters and a width of 58.6 meters, has a market value of USD 126.45 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.As informed, COSCO Shipping LEO is expected to start sea trials on March 27.On April 10, it will join the company’s fleet to serve on the Far East-Northwest Europe (AEU3) loop.The port rotation of AEU3 is Piraeus (Greece), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium), offering shipping service from North China, East China and Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.In January 2018, the company took delivery of the first two 20,000 TEU boxships — COSCO Shipping Aries and COSCO Shipping Taurus.
HuffPost Originals announced today the launch of “Celebs Have Issues”, an original video series aimed at solving the world’s problems one comedy sketch at a time.Each star-studded episode spoofs a commercial, promo, or PSA and puts serious causes such as equal pay, transgender rights, and mental health in the spotlight, using wit and laughter as a means to fight the good fight.Each week, celebrities including Kristen Bell, Drew & Jonathan Scott, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell and Reid Scott will star in a custom sketch highlighting a cause of their choosing. Each individual episode will align with a charity in order to promote awareness – from I Am That Girl and Straight But Not Narrow to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Kids In The Spotlight. The Huffington Post will work with these celebrities to create a real difference while making audiences laugh along the way.In the premiere episode, debuted this week, Kristen Bell stars as a hilarious advocate for the very unfunny issue of women’s inequality in the workplace. The episode begs the question, “Why outsource all your production to far away countries like India, China and Narnia when we have the cheapest and best workforce right here in the good ole’ US of A: Women.” Looking for employees who smell nice, bring in baked goods and don’t complain about their working conditions? Pinksourcing is the answer for you.Click here to watch the full episode online. New episodes will be available every Wednesday.
Shirley McLeanAPTN National NewsA Yukon mother who lost her daughter 10 years ago now joins her on the list of the murdered and missing Indigenous women as Whitehorse RCMP investigate a double homicide of two First Nation women.Police said Sarah MacIntosh, 53, a member of Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and Wendy Margaret Carlick, 51, from the Kaska Nation were found together in the same home.Elaine Shorty lives in McIntyre and has known MacIntosh since they were children.She said it’s devastating and tragic news.“Sarah had a heart of gold and a soft soul, she would never hurt anybody and it’s really shocking,” she said. “Especially Wendy, her daughter was murdered and that’s unsolved almost 10 years ago.”Sarah MacIntosh.A hiker found the body of 19-year-old Angel Carlick in a shallow grave in a rural subdivision outside of Whitehorse in November 2007 six months after she went missing from downtown Whitehorse and just days before her high school graduation.In an interview with APTN during the annual sisters in spirit march held every year on October 4th, Wendy Carlick wore white in honour of her daughter“Everyday I think of my daughter so I want to be dressed in white for Angel for the angel that she is,” she said.Angel Carlick’s death laid heavy on her mother. She would get yearly updates in April from the police.Tributes have sprung up around the city in memory of the slain women and the First Nation has a sacred fire burning in the community for members to gather and pray.Whitehorse RCMP isn’t releasing any more details as they continue to investigate this scene and another suspicious death.Greg Alvin Dawson, 45, also from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation was found in a Whitehorse home on April 6.According to police, foul play could not be ruled out in his death.Elaine Shorty says she’s fearful for her community“The reality is that our community is unsafe and why is it unsafe i don’t’ know it’s been really quiet it’s been very quiet at night, normally you would see people wandering the streets but it’s quiet,” she said. “I think people are really afraid. It’s devastating you don’t’ even see the street people out and who wants to live like that.”RCMP say the public is not at firstname.lastname@example.org