Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes is adamant his craving for the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing title will be over when he faces the electrifying youngster, Ricardo ‘Magic Man’ Salas, in what is anticipated to be a monumental showdown for the 2018 crown at the National Indoor Sports Centre tomorrow. “The way I’m hungry for this, it’s like I’m not eating – like mi nuh eat for how many days,” said Holmes, about the Wray & Nephew Contender title. “I’m so hungry. Nobody is going to take my food out of my mouth because I’m going to war for my food. It’s just like when a hungry dog is there and him food throw down and you try to take it. Him a go bite you up. I’m hungry for it.” The ultimate clash in the Team Jamaica vs Team Canada series will be broadcast live on TVJ, starting at 9:30 p.m. The winner shall claim the 2018 Wray and Nephew Contender welterweight championship belt, plus $2 million, with $500,000 going to the runner-up, $250,000 for third, and $200,000 for fourth. Holmes, whose career was influenced by viewing fights on TV, is hoping that there will be much to celebrate by residents watching from Stony Hill, where his career started. His early passion, though, was soon fed into a channel when Carl Grant Jr, his current trainer, introduced street fights to Stony Hill in 2007. He admitted not accepting Grant’s initial offer to join Bruising Gym because he was doing construction work. “Eventually I went to the gym and trained like about three to four months until they had the National Championship in November and there’s where I made my debut,” he said. Holmes ended up winning the title and went on a 12-game winning streak. However, he took a fight while not in training and lost at fight 13. In 2012, he first fought in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series and became a pro, noting its contribution to his overall development. “I’ve gained a lot of experience over the years after turning professional in 2012, where I went up against Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell in the semi-finals. After that I went up against people like Sakima Mullings, Kemahl ‘Hit Man’ Russell, ‘Concrete’ Moncriffe (Devon) and ‘Chop Chop’ Corley. It has helped me a lot, moving forward and in this competition,” said Holmes, who in the early days was straight aggression, but is now more measured. “For the finals, it’s going to be a different fight, a much bigger improvement same way. I’m pacing myself, I’m controlling my breathing, I’m controlling the rounds. I know when to step up in the round, I know when to cool down.” “One of the things that I’m sure, sure, sure say that you can expect from me in the final is that I’m going to lift the Wray & Nephew 2018 Contender championship belt on the 25th of July,” Holmes predicted. “You’re going to see a Holmes that’ll make you say you never knew that Holmes existed, a brand new Holmes, a sharper Holmes, a Holmes who is going to be hitting, moving, turning all angles, lifting all stones, turning all blocks. You’re going to see a Holmes who is hungry.”
Renault India has began taking bookings for its small car Kwid at an initial token price of Rs 25,000. The booking amount is refundable.The French carmaker is hoping to cash in on the hype created around the car.Before you go book your Kwid, here are 9 things to know about the car:1: Engine: Renault has designed a brand new engine for the Kwid. The car will be powered by an all-aluminium, three-cylinder, 800cc petrol engine. It is a four-valve unit with dual overhead cams (DOHC which is simply more modern than expected). The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual which will ensure optimum fuel efficiency which will be a prominent selling point in India.2. Platform: The Kwid is based on the new CMF-A platform and sports a unique design. The front features a typical Renault look with the badge taking centrestage. The grille too is inspired by the SUVs Renault offers and has multiple rectangular slats much like the Duster.3. Ground clearance: For a car its size, the Kwid offers ample ground clearance of 180mm, a figure mostly seen in SUVs.4. The Kwid comes with bulging wheel arches with the plastic cladding giving it an SUVesque look. Inside the wheel arches, the Kwid runs on 155/80-R13 tyres which are fastened using only three lug nuts instead of the conventional four.5. The seats are comfortable and the driver has a good view of the road ahead. It is much like being in a compact crossover. There is ample shoulder room to allow two to sit without grazing one another.advertisement6. The instrument console is an all digital affair which comes with a speedo, odo, trip, fuel guage etc. The centre console houses a touch screen multimedia interface which offers audio, Bluetooth connectivity and even SatNav.7. No power windows for rear passengers: Rear passengers have got to make do with manual window winders instead of electrically operated units.8: Storage: The boot is one of the best in the class. There is no intrusion which can eat up stowage capacity and this helps it score more points. The dash also offers a deep glove compartment on top as well as in the lower half. In the middle, a shelf has been created to offer quick storage. Cup holders and door pockets are also provided. 9: Pricing: Renault has already announced a price range of Rs 3 to 4 lakh and that makes it phenomenal value for money.
Disney The Lion King… was more than anything i ever could’ve wanted. It was BEAUTIFULLY animated, paid the highest of honors to the original, and was packed with modern humor. Seriously. See #TheLionKing. Please. It’s a piece of art.— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) July 10, 2019 Culture TV and Movies 2019 movies to geek out over #LionKing I’ve only ever openly cried in 4 movies in my life. It’s now 5! Movie is absolutely fantastic. Worthy of the 1994 original. Opening scene had me bawling like a slobbering baby. Hilarious, nostalgic, filled with heart. Loved it.— John Campea (@johncampea) July 10, 2019 We accept this gift. Disney In 2016, we learned Disney would be making a live-action version of The Lion King. After we raised our collective eyebrows and punched “live action” into Google Search, Disney made another announcement. Nala, Simba’s best friend, the lion cub you know is “pretty” but don’t understand why — Nala is going to be played by Beyonce Knowles-Carter.Disney, make the heck out of that thing!That it did, and now the social media reactions from the world premiere in Hollywood are rolling in. Before that, you can journey through the promotional posters, trailers, teasers and a song preview — a duet with Beyonce and Donald Glover, who plays Simba. You can also listen to said duet, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, on The Lion King album now. There’s also this totally related clip of one lion fighting 20 hyenas.Here’s what people thought of Disney’s The Lion King remake, also starring Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.”The Lion King … was more than anything I ever could’ve wanted,” one Twitter user wrote. Wrote another: “It’s a visual masterpiece that will leave you smiling and crying the whole time.” Did we need a live-action version of #TheLionKing? Maybe not. The OG Lion King still holds my heart forever, but this version is beautifully crafted by Jon Favreau, aptly voiced by great talent and all gives me all the feels on being back on Pride Rock. pic.twitter.com/aZYKpUrCh0— Kit Bowen (@TheMovieKit) July 10, 2019 Post a comment 77 Photos The Lion King is so good, I couldn’t tell which talking lions were real & which talking lions were cgi.— Mark Ellis (@markellislive) July 10, 2019 Lion King’s first full-length trailer drops Tags Share your voice Oh man #TheLionKing delivers. It’s a visual masterpiece that will leave you smiling and crying the whole time. It’s a true testament to the lasting effect Disney movies have on all generations. Timon and Pumbaa steal the show. And BEYONCE!!! #LionKing— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) July 10, 2019 The Lion King is a dazzler. Gorgeous score, spot-on voice acting, but mostly, yeah, those visuals. 😍 #TheLionKing— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) July 10, 2019 1:49 Now playing: Watch this: 0
Kolkata: Alleging that a section of people is trying to spread canards to defame Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged the industrialists to inform the people of other states about the beauty and development that Bengal has witnessed in the last eight years.”See the beauty of your own state and then you can explain it to other states as well. I will appeal to you that when you visit other states, please tell something about how Bengal is doing. Some people are spreading bad things about Bengal to defame it, please try to give it a good name,” Banerjee said at the launch of the super premium luxury hotel ITC Royal Bengal in the city. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe reiterated that Bengal has seen a lot of development in the last eight years, in comparison to the 34 year rule of the erstwhile Left Front government. “It is a political propaganda by some people to portray Bengal in a bad light but the state has progressed a lot from the economic and infrastructural development point of view. Bengal is a peaceful state and in this parameter, it is better than any other state in the country. So many things are happening in the state now,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHighlighting the recent developments in the state, Banerjee said that the leather industry is witnessing a boon in the state with people coming from Lucknow and other places in Uttar Pradesh to invest in Bengal. 100 acres of land at the Silicon Valley hub in New Town has already been offered and another 100 acres of land has been earmarked there. “Hoteliers always look for good business and if the hotels here would have had less occupancy then they would not have made new ventures. We have come up with a convention centre of international standards at New Town and another such centre is coming up at Digha near the sea beach. The tourism sector is also witnessing massive development. Home stay tourism is coming up in a big way and local people are getting employment through the same,” the Chief Minister asserted. Banerjee said that bookings for ITC Royal Bengal have already started. “The number of foreign tourists in the state has gone up by 34 percent, while domestic tourists have increased 228 percent,” she added. The Chief Minister also expressed her gratitude towards the authorities of ITC for dedicating ITC Royal Bengal to the City of Joy. “It is a historic day and this is the beginning of a new era. Come and visit and enjoy the ambience and décor of the hotel,” she maintained.