Who’s Next for the Explosive Rising Star?

  Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) stopped Hugo Centeno Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs) with 55 seconds left in the second round on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York. Charlo dropped Centeno Jr. with a vicious left hook and straight right combination that Centeno Jr. couldn’t get up from. .@futureofboxing defeats @hugocentenojr in round 2 to claim the WBC’s interim 160-lb title via knockout. #CharloCenteno pic.twitter.com/Xu8iKm0DP5 — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) April 22, 2018 Charlo is now the WBC Interim Middleweight champion. He is the WBC mandatory challenger for Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1,…

Daesh threatens Iraq polling stations ahead of parliamentary vote

Author:  Tue, 2018-04-24 02:30 BAGHDAD: Daesh has threatened to attack Iraqi polling stations and voters during parliamentary elections next month. In a message posted to the Telegram messaging app on Sunday, Daesh spokesman Abu Hassan Al-MuHajjir called on Sunni Iraqis to boycott the May 12 polls, the first since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi declared victory over Daesh in December. Extremist groups in Iraq have targeted every election since the 2003 US-led invasion that deposed Saddam Hussein and paved the way for Shiites to dominate every government since. Under a…

‘Get Down or You’ll Be Shot!’: Videos of Van Driver’s Arrest Captivate Social Media

Photo Members of the Toronto police force gathered near a damaged van after its driver crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in Toronto on Monday. Credit Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press The van massacre that traumatized Toronto on Monday was amplified by the spread of smartphone videos that showed the police arresting the driver, repeatedly screaming at him to lie on the ground as he dares them to shoot him in the head. The videos quickly trended on Twitter and other social media. “C’mon, get down!” an…

YouTube Says Computers Are Catching Problem Videos

Figuring out how to remove unwanted videos — and balancing that with free speech — is a major challenge for the future of YouTube, said Eileen Donahoe, executive director at Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator. “It’s basically free expression on one side and the quality of discourse that’s beneficial to society on the other side,” Ms. Donahoe said. “It’s a hard problem to solve.” YouTube declined to disclose whether the number of videos it had removed had increased from the previous quarter or what percentage of its total uploads…

New Orleans Pelicans pick up option on coach Alvin Gentry

6:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the option on coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the 2018-19 season, league sources say. General manager Dell Demps informed Gentry of the decision prior to the series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers, sources said. Gentry reached the playoffs for the first time this year in his three seasons on the job. Source link

Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads

Alphabet’s expenses rose 27 percent in the quarter. Ms. Porat said the heaviest spending came from research and development costs — mainly the hiring of additional technical staff. The company said its total employees had increased to 85,050 from 73,992 in the same period a year ago. Over all, Alphabet said its net income rose 73 percent, to $9.4 billion, from the same period a year earlier, boosted in part by an increase in the value of its outside investments. Revenue rose 26 percent to $31.1 billion. Ms. Porat also…

Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs

The new rules also move away from a requirement that most organizations receiving federal money choose from a list of approaches that have been shown in at least one rigorous evaluation to be effective at changing some sexual behavior, such as reducing pregnancy rates or rates of sexual activity. Under Obama administration guidelines, organizations awarded most of the grants had to use curriculums that were on an evidence-supported list. Under the new guidelines, they simply have to comply with more general requirements like “support personal attitudes and beliefs that value…

The Fight for Wisconsin Is On as Outside Money Pours Into Senate Race

The big spending doesn’t just signal that each party sees the Senate seat as winnable. It’s also a measure of intensity on both sides to prevail in Wisconsin after Donald J. Trump shocked Democrats in 2016 by being the first Republican presidential nominee to carry the state since 1984. National Democrats are bent on winning it back in 2020 — and getting Ms. Baldwin re-elected is a crucial step toward that goal. The fight may become the most expensive Wisconsin Senate race ever: An analysis by the state Democratic Party…