UE’s Department of Art Announces Les Miley Artist’s Exhibition to Run September 3 To…

first_imgU E UE’s Department of Art Announces Les Miley Artist’s Exhibition to Run September 3 To October 19The University of Evansville’s Department of Art will host an exhibition of selected works by UE professor emeritus, Les Miley, a nationally and internationally recognized artist and art educator. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, September 3 and runs until Sunday, October 19.On Thursday, September 5, the public is invited to a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by an artist’s talk Miley at 7:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at 1935 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville, Ind.Miley joined the UE art faculty in 1961 and retired as chair of the Department of Art in 2001. He served as the director and instructor of the Ceramics Workshop in New Harmony, Ind. from 1966 to 2009 and feature articles and photographs of his work have been included in nine prestigious publications.The exhibition has been curated from several collections and will also include works by a selection Miley’s previous students.“My works in clay are a celebration of life with an emphasis on the joyful, positive aspects of living in this world, said Miley. “Fundamental to my work in clay, and in my living experience, is a sense of order combined with an element of chance.”For more information, including gallery hours or to make a special appointment, please contact UE’s Department of Art at 812-488-2043 or [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Results of second round matches in CWI Under- 19 championship

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC) – Results of second matches in the CWI Under-19 Championship here Tuesday:Scores:At Park Hill: T&T beat Jamaica by one run.TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 135 for seven off 23 overs (Leonardo Julien 56; Christopher Green 2-14)JAMAICA 134 for nine off 23 overs (Kirk McKenzie 41, Daniel Beckford 36, Zavier Burton 36; Jayden Seales 4-30)At Cumberland: Windwards beat Leewards by 47 runs.WINDWARD ISLANDS 146 for eight off 24 overs (Teddy Bishop 41, Seandell Regis 32, Ackeem Auguste 28; Jaden Carmichael 3-11, Zawandi White 2-31, Akadianto Willett 2-34)LEEWARD ISLANDS 99 off 21.4 overs (Anderson Amurdan 30; Simeon Gerson 3-24, Tijourn Pope 2-23, Jamie Buddy 2-25)At Arnos Vale: Barbados beat Guyana by three wickets.GUYANA 124 off 30.1 overs (Seon Glasgow 33, Sachin Singh 28; Matthew Forde 5-24)BARBADOS 125 for seven off 29.3 overs (Rivaldo Clarke 50, Antonio Morris 28; Kelvin Umroa 3-38, Leon Swamey 2-20, Ashmead Nedd 2-33)last_img read more

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Loggers shake road loss, heap 77 on Huskies in win

first_imgSophia Chalmers had 17 points and the Eureka Loggers girl’s basketball team left behind whatever offense woes plagued them in Crescent City, putting on an offense clinic in Friday’s 77-40 win over the Fortuna Huskies at Fortuna High.48 hours prior to Friday’s win Eureka experienced its coldest night offensively of the season, falling on the road to Big 5 Conference leader Del Norte 48-21 in a game which the Loggers did not score a point for the first 11 minutes of play.Friday night Paige …last_img read more

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Epigenetics: the 21st-Century Scientific Revolution

first_imgIf genetics was the 20th century’s major scientific revolution, epigenetics appears to be the big revolution for the 21st.Epigenetics refers to codes, processes and functions “above” genetics, that control and regulate the genetic code: a “code above the code,” as it were.  Unlike a simple DNA strand, the epigenetic code has a multitude of players that scientists are still struggling to understand.  For a good introduction, watch this 12-minute video on YouTube; for more depth, read the book The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA by Woodward and Gills (available from the C.S. Lewis Society and  Amazon.com).One thing is becoming clear; DNA is just a bit player in a much vaster array of information.  The big story now is what controls and regulates the DNA.  Many things in the nucleus once considered “junk” are turning out to be the stars of the show.  In addition, the findings are becoming more and more difficult to explain by neo-Darwinian mechanisms.  Even more startling, epigenetics is undermining some key Darwinian principles.The sheer number of news articles on epigenetics prevents in-depth coverage of any one, but what follows is a sampling of exciting finds in this vast, rich field of research.Aging and epigenetics:  Let’s begin with one close to home: aging.  “Epigenomes of Newborns and Centenarians Differ: New Clues to Increasing Life Span,” announced Science Daily in bold red type, alongside a photo of a grandfather holding an infant.  A new study shows defects due to mutations not just to genetic code base pairs, but to some of the epigenetic marks like methyl tags that help switch genes on and off.  “The results show that the centenarian presents a distorted epigenome that has lost many switches (methyl chemical group), put in charge of inappropriate gene expression and, instead, turn off the switch of some protective genes.”  Understanding these epigenomic processes will, obviously, be vital to improving the health and longevity of every human who gets older.Micro-RNA regulators of regulators:  Nature (June 28) reported that two enzymes “autoregulate” the production of micro-RNA’s (miRNA) which, in turn, regulate gene expression in many pathways (Zisoulis et al, Nature 486, pp. 541-544, doi:10.1038/nature11134).  This discovery is “expanding the functions of the miRNA pathway in gene regulation,” they said.Make space for the non-junk:   “The myth of junk DNA” continues to get exposed.  New Scientist reported that mouse “junk DNA” is vital for gene regulation.  Hannah Krakauer’s opening sentence gives the gist of the article: “Some junk is worth keeping. Non-coding, or junk, mouse DNA contains vast amounts of information vital to gene function – and those regulatory functions take up much more space on the genome than the all-important coding segments.”Master regulator:  PhysOrg‘s article title summarizes the message: “Forty’s a crowd: Study shows that master regulator protein brings plethora of coactivators to gene expression sites.”  After a discussion of a “behemoth” protein named Mediator, this paragraph was notable:Researchers know that all DNA-binding factors partner with other proteins to switch genes on or off. What is remarkable here is their sheer number. “It would be very interesting to find out whether this is the norm,” says Ron Conaway. “This work raises a ton of little questions about mechanism.”Epigenetic disease:  If diseases can be genetic in origin, so can it be egigenetic in origin.  Science Daily wrote that epigenetics alters genes implicated in rheumatoid arthritis.  “It’s not just our DNA that makes us susceptible to disease and influences its impact and outcome,” the article began.  “Scientists are beginning to realize more and more that important changes in genes that are unrelated to changes in the DNA sequence itself — a field of study known as epigenetics — are equally influential.”Epigenomes and cancer:  One more example of the growing interest in epigenetics over plain old genetics is seen in an article in Science, “Genetic Events That Shape the Cancer Epigenome” by Ryan and Bernstein (Science, 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1513-1514, DOI: 10.1126/science.1223730).  Sure enough, “there is increasing recognition that transmissible epigenetic changes—chemical modifications to the genome or its scaffold that do not involve a change in the nucleotide sequence—may be acquired de novo, and that these “epimutations” may also contribute to carcinogenesis.”  Scientists would not have understood this had they not looked above and beyond the genome into the epigenome.  The Greek prefix “epi-” (above) appears poised to latch onto a number of old genetic vocabulary words.Grammar and syntax, form and function:  Remember the phrase, “The Human Genome”?  It sounds almost quaint in hindsight.  Not much more than a decade ago, scientists thought mapping the DNA letters would help us understand health, disease, and human evolution.  The new term, according to Science Daily, is The Functional Genome – beyond mere base-pairing.  Starting with the mouse genome, scientists are trying to understand the paragraphs and superstructure within the genetic code, a language above the code itself.  So far, they figure they only understand 11% of the mouse functional genome.  Non-coding “cis-regulatory elements,” for instance (once considered junk), regulate adjacent DNA, the article explained.Popularly dubbed “the book of life,” the human genome is extraordinarily difficult to read. But without full knowledge of its grammar and syntax, the genome’s 2.9 billion base-pairs of adenine and thymine, cytosine and guanine provide limited insights into humanity’s underlying genetics….As expected, the researchers identified different sequences that promote or start gene activity, enhance its activity and define where it occurs in the body during development. More surprising, said Ren, was that the structural organization of the cis-regulatory elements are grouped into discrete clusters corresponding to spatial domains. “It’s a case of form following function,” he said. “It makes sense.”Good interference creates epigenetic memory:  Why would some RNA transcripts interfere with others?  It’s all part of a regulatory dance, scientists are finding out.  Now, a new role for RNA interference (RNAi) was announced on PhysOrg: recognizing and silencing foreign DNA, such as strands introduced by viruses.  It’s heritable, too:  “Once identified, an ‘epigenetic memory’ of the foreign DNA fragments is created and can be passed on from one generation to the next, permanently silencing the gene.”  This has an eerie echo of Lamarckian “inheritance of acquired characteristics.”Once the DNA is identified as foreign and silenced, an epigenetic memory is created that silences the foreign gene from one generation to the next. While the inheritance of this memory requires further exploration, the authors showed that successive generations of C. elegans are unable to express the foreign DNA even if the corresponding piRNA is absent.A vaster landscape:  Geneticists used to speak of the “genetic landscape” but now there’s a vaster field: the “epigenetic landscape.”  James Ferrell discussed this concept in his review, “Bistability, Bifurcations, and Waddington’s Epigenetic Landscape” in Current Biology (Volume 22, Issue 11, R458-R466, 5 June 2012), saying, “Waddington’s epigenetic landscape is probably the most famous and most powerful metaphor in developmental biology.”  His rather lengthy review did not contain any of the following words: Darwin, phylogeny, evolution.In the book The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA mentioned above, Woodward and Gills describe in verbal animation what it would be like to ride a sci-fi ship into the nucleus of a cell and watch gene regulation at work.  Their second-to-last chapter, “An Infinitely More Complex Genome,” is like a 4th of July Grand Finale – a rapid-fire series of new discoveries and possibilities that portend a golden age of research in the years ahead, described in vivid metaphors like air traffic control, overlapping messages, codes here there and everywhere, and functional treasure in the “junk”yard.Two practical effects of the Epigenetic Revolution will be: (1) a realization that we are not slaves of our DNA, but that with healthy lifestyle changes, we can control the expression of genes (for instance, a vigorous workout at the gym makes observable effects on gene regulatory tags); (2) increasing pressure against Darwinism.  The realization is growing that there is far more functional information in the cell than neo-Darwinists ever imagined.  If the genetic code was a challenge to explain by undirected processes operating stepwise by natural selection, what will be the reaction to codes upon codes, master regulators of other regulators, and millions of molecules performing a living symphony?Got irreducible complexity?  Here, Charlie.  Come and look what we brought you: a little gift for your ailing stomach.Dr. Thomas Woodward,* a Christian theology professor, historian of science and president of the C. S. Lewis Society in Tampa, Florida, feels justifiably excited to see this vast new panorama of epigenetics as vindication par excellence for the Biblical world view.  Not only that, he and co-author Dr. James P. Gills, a world-renowned ophthalmologist and modern pioneer of cataract surgery, see that world view in light of these discoveries contributing to human health: a new way to cultivate a spirit of wellness.  This is not surprising, since Jesus said that a good tree produces good fruit (Matthew 7:17), and both ends of the Bible describe the Tree of Life that God planted.Exercise: What kind of fruit has Darwin’s “tree of life” produced lately?  Here’s a few possibilities to get you started: storytelling in the name of science, the Stuff Happens law, atheism, moral relativism, pride, intellectual intolerance, eugenics, abortion, infanticide, “scientific” racism, tyranny, genocide.  Now read Matthew 7:15-20. 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Laptops for South Africa’s teachers

first_imgThe initiative aims to ensure that every teacher owns and uses a laptop, by providing them with a monthly allowance to cover the costs of purchase and internet connectivity. Teachers across South Africa have welcomed the roll-out of the Teacher Laptop Initiative, saying they are looking forward to sharing ideas, learning from each other and improving the quality of teaching in the country. “Education remains a tried and tested vehicle to take learners out of the vicious cycle of poverty, and the laptops have potential to expose our teachers to levels they have never been before,” Ramasehla said. “We commend the Education Labour Relations Council for taking a bold step to assist teachers,” Ntola said, adding that well trained and supported teachers would lead to quality of education delivery. Choice of packages Teachers participating in the initiative are required to use their laptops both in their teaching and their administration. “It helps us to work smart,” said Mthunzi Mbewane, a grade 8 and 9 teacher from Mkhatshwa Junior Secondary School in KwaZulu-Natal. “We will benefit a lot from the laptops as we will get information to assist us in improving our teaching skills. 20 July 2010 “With this initiative, teachers will be able to share ideas and learn from each other on the methods they use in their schools to improve the standard of learning, especially for under-performing schools,” Mbewane said. National Professional Teacher’s Organisation President Ezra Ramasehla said the laptops would make a difference in helping teachers to deliver quality service in the classrooms. Each qualifying teacher will be given a monthly allowance of R130, and will have to add the rest. The laptop package includes school administration materials and the national curriculum, as well as internet connectivity.center_img “Currently we have 80% information on learners in the data and next year we will have 100% and be able to track all of them,” he said. Suppliers include Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Lenovo, LG, Mecer, Pinnacle, Sahara, Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom. Launching the initiative in Pretoria last week, Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty said it would enable teachers to access data information and be able to use it in their schools. On Thursday, teachers countrywide got a brief lesson on computer literacy, e-mail, internet and various software packages. South African Democratic Teachers Union President Thobile Ntola welcomed the initiative, saying that the technology would allow the department to circulate information directly to the teachers. Improving teaching quality Working smart As from this week, qualifying teachers will be able to buy laptops from suppliers accredited to participate in the initiative. They have a choice of packages ranging from R250 to R390 a month from suppliers that have been accredited by the department. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Opera Enables Unite in Latest Alpha of Opera 10.10 and It’s Actually Pretty Good

first_imgOpera currently only makes a small set of services available (you can find them here), but developers will be able to create their own services as well. In our tests, Unite worked just as advertised. We were able to stream our music, access our photos, and serve up a simple website. We didn’t test all of the available services, but there is also a file uploader that allows you to quickly upload a file to your machine at home, as well as a file-sharing service that allows users to host their own files. Another neat app is the “Fridge,” where you can post sticky notes for other users to see. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting You can make your services publicly available for everybody on the Internet, password protect them, or make them available only to you when you are logged in with your Opera credentials. There are obviously some security concerns to be considered when you run a service like this on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, though Opera obviously argues that Unite is secure.If you want to give it a try, you can download the latest beta of Opera 10.10. Just remember that this is beta software, and things will inevitably break. Today, just a few days after the release of version 10 of its desktop browser, Opera has already released a new beta alpha version of the next iteration of its flagship product. This version includes a few bug fixes, but most importantly, it also enables Opera Unite, the hyped and then quickly forgotten browser-based web server that Opera announced in June. Given that Unite will soon be part of the default install of Opera, we thought that now would be a good time to have another look at Unite and see if it lives up to its promise to “reinvent the web.” A Web Server on Your DesktopWhen Opera announced Unite, the company’s PR material said that it would “reinvent the web.” This is where Opera’s PR went wrong and may be the main reason why people quickly lost interest in Unite. Here is what Unite really does: it allows you to easily turn your desktop into a web server and run a number of web services like photo-sharing, file-sharing, messaging, forum, web server, and online media player right from your machine and access all of these services from anywhere. If you are currently using Simplify Media or a similar service, you are already familiar with the basic idea of how Unite works. Just like with Simplify Media, you can access these services only when the program is actually running on your computer, so it’s not a replacement for a hardware device like the Pologplug. center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Knicks rout Nets again to finish sweep of season series

first_imgLATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “They’re better than us right now,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s great motivation for us. When we look at the scores for the season, they’re just better than us right now. We got a lot of catching up to do.”Brooklyn fell behind by 18 in the second quarter but cut it to 10 midway through the period before the Knicks opened it up again, building a 61-41 advantage at halftime.The Knicks opened a 25-point lead that Nets trimmed it to 10 again, but Porzingis nailed a 3-pointer with 7 ½ minutes remaining to halt their push.TIP-INSNets: Atkinson said the Nets would determine Wednesday whether guard D’Angelo Russell, recently back from knee surgery, is able to play on the second night of a back-to-back. If not, and if LeVert remains out, he said Nik Stauskas and Isaiah Whitehead could be ballhandling options.Knicks: The Knicks debuted their City Edition uniforms, which pay homage to New York’s firefighters and were designed in part by the Uniformed Firefighters Association. They’re a darker blue than the Knicks’ usual uniforms, a nod to the firefighters’ dress uniforms. … Guard Ron Baker left in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury. He appeared to be kicked by Carroll as the Nets forward jumped to take a shot. X-rays were negative but Baker won’t travel to Boston on Wednesday.NO NOAHJoakim Noah remained out and won’t play Wednesday in Boston, coach Jeff Hornacek said. The backup center left the team near the end of the trip after getting frustrated with Hornacek.MORE OKAFOR?Though he had just five points with his 13 rebounds Tuesday, Jahlil Okafor may have earned himself a larger rotation role with his season-high 21 points in a season-best 24 minutes Saturday in a loss at Minnesota. He plays Wednesday for the first time against Philadelphia, the team that took him with the No. 3 pick in 2015 but banished him to the bench before trading him to Brooklyn in December. “We told him when he came here you’ve got to earn it. There’s nothing given and that was a good showing in Minnesota,” Atkinson said. “I thought he’s getting in better shape, he’s understanding better what we’re trying to do. So yeah, he’s starting to earn more minutes.”UP NEXTNets: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit Boston on Wednesday. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Porzingis scored 28 points, Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, and the Knicks completed a New York City sweep of the Nets with a 111-95 victory Tuesday night.The Knicks returned home from their longest road trip of the season in new uniforms but their same old dominance of the Nets, with their fourth victory in four tries this season. They dominated the interior again and swept the series for the first time since 2010-11 — before the rivals shared the same city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKanter said he knew he and Porzingis had a chance to overwhelm the Nets’ smaller front line again.“Especially KP, because we know they cannot guard KP 1-on-1 … so we know that they were going to send double-teams at me and KP, so we just made extra passes and won the game,” Kanter said. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) pulls down a rebound against Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in New York. The Knicks won 111-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Enes Kanter thought it might be the nice new uniforms. Kristaps Porzingis thought it might have been Kanter’s ugly lip.In reality, it didn’t matter what the Knicks looked like when they played Brooklyn this season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kanter was 8 of 10 from the field, a day after needing stitches when he was cut by teammate Doug McDermott in practice.“Enes was a monster today, just bulldozer,” Porzingis said. “He did what he does and just great game for him, 20-20. Maybe he was mad from yesterday that he got hit in the mouth.”Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points for the Knicks, who went 3-4 on their trip, which started with a victory in Brooklyn on Jan. 15. Michael Beasley finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.They kept up their strong offensive play since then after averaging 111.3 points on the trip, fourth-best in the NBA during that span.DeMarre Carroll scored 13 points for the Nets, who lost their fourth straight game. They played their second in a row without starting forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (strained right groin) and reserve guard Caris LeVert (sore left groin).ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NCAA volleyball: EAC surpasses last season’s output with Lyceum win Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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CWG 2014: India’s Harpreet Singh wins silver in shooting event

first_imgHarpreet Singh clinched a silver medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol shooting event on TuesdayShooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonswealth Games here today.33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the final round after finishing seventh in the qualification round at the Barry Buddon Shooting Center. Only the top six in the qualification round qualify for the final.Harpreet, who topped the qualification round, hit 21 times on the target in the six-shooter final which had eight rounds of five shots each.David J Chapman of Australia won the gold with 23 hits on target while Metodi Igorov of Canada bagged the bronze after a shoot-off.Harpreet had won two gold in 2010 Commmonwealth Games in Delhi — 25m center fire pistol singles and 25m center fire pistol pairs events.last_img read more

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Amir Khans SBL announces captains for 8 franchises

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) Former Commonwealth Games bronze- medallist Amandeep Singh will lead the Punjab franchise in the Amir Khan-promoted Super Boxing League (SBL) to be held next month. Amandeep will captain Sher-e-Punjab, while World Boxing Councils Asia-Pacific Champion Neeraj Goyat will lead Haryana Warriors. Former national champion Kuldeep Singh will be captaining team Southern Super Kings. Deepak Tanwar will lead Maratha Yoddhas, Ram Singh will spearhead Mumbai Assassins, and national level MMA artist Pawan Mann will captain the team Delhi Gladiators Sandeep Kumar Dahiya will captain team Uttar Pradesh Terminators and the youngest of all Asha Roka will lead the team North-East Tigers. The first edition of the Super Boxing League (SBL) will be held from July 7 to August 12 in New Delhi. The event will be promoted by British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh and two- time world champion Amir Khan. World Boxing Council will bring to the fore their supervising expertise along with international talent for a successful conduct of the inaugural edition of Super Boxing League. Commenting on the association, Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, President, World Boxing Council said, “It was always our intention to empower the league with our expertise and set some key benchmarks in organising an event of this stature. “We are excited about the growing potential for Indias professional boxing talent and are confident that Super Boxing League will be able to build a stronger future for the sport in the country and globally.” Speaking on the announcement of 8 captains, Amir said, “I welcome all the boxers to Super Boxing League and am confident that we can look forward to some high-octane ring action in SBL. “The league will be a boost for professional boxing in India, with some experienced pugilists like Neeraj, Kuldeep and others while young blood like Asha, Deepak and Pawan will bring the much needed excitement with their mix of MMA and boxing experience into the ring.” PTI PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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