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Mike Tyson names three-man hitlist for 2021 exhibition fights consisting of Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury

Mike Tyson names three-man hitlist for 2021 exhibition fights consisting of Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury

Sports
Mike Tyson has named a sensational three-fight hitlist which he is hoping to go through in 2021. The former undisputed heavyweight world champion made an astonishing ring return last November at the age of 54 for an eight-round exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. Joe Scarnici/Triller Tyson came back and fought an exhibition with Jones Jr – which ended in an unofficial draw He has since been in talks with old rival Evander Holyfield with conflicting messages emerging over whether they will meet or not. However, it appears Holyfield is just one of the names on Tyson’s hitlist. He revealed on his Hotboxin’ Podcast: “I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year. “I want both of them, I want to get them both this year. “I...
Marriott names Anthony Capuano as CEO after death of Arne Sorenson

Marriott names Anthony Capuano as CEO after death of Arne Sorenson

Business
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Marriott International appointed Anthony Capuano as CEO after Arne Sorenson, 62, died of pancreatic cancer last week. Capuano, 55, who was previously group president of Global Development, Design and Operation Services, will also join the company's board of directors, effective immediately, Marriott said in a statement Tuesday. Advertisement Sorenson, the hotel chain's third CEO and first without the Marriott surname, died on Feb. 15 of pancreatic cancer, the company announced last week. He was credited with turning Marriott into the world's largest hotel chain after securing a $ 13 billon deal to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts about five years ago. He was called "a visionary leader," who "put the company on a strong growth trajectory." "I am honored to be appointe...
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in names new foreign minister ahead of Biden inauguration

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in names new foreign minister ahead of Biden inauguration

World
SEOUL, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, announcing three new nominations including Chung Eui-yong, a veteran of North Korean negotiations, as foreign minister ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Chung served as chief of the presidential National Security Office under Moon until July of last year and played a key role in brokering the historic summits between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Advertisement It was Chung who made the first official announcement that Trump would meet with Kim in a hastily called evening press conference in front of the White House in March 2018. During a meeting with Trump earlier that day, Chung expressed Kim's commitment to denuclearization and desire fo...
German Entomological Institute names Danish mayfly Insect of the Year

German Entomological Institute names Danish mayfly Insect of the Year

Science
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Danish mayfly has been named 2021's Insect of the Year. A board of trustees established by the German Entomological Institute has named an Insect of the Year every year since 1999, with the aim of honoring an insect species that deserves greater fame for its rarity, its ecological value, aesthetic value -- or even its "ordinariness." Advertisement "The Insect of the Year is intended to bring an exemplary species (and insects in general) closer to people," said an announcement from the institute. According to the institute, the Danish mayfly is distinguished by its life cycle: while mayflies famously live just a few days once they reach maturity, their larvae take one to three years to fully develop. During that time, they repeatedly shed their skin and develop visible...
House version of defense budget provides funding to remove Confederate names from bases

House version of defense budget provides funding to remove Confederate names from bases

Business
July 8 (UPI) -- A provision in the House version of the $ 694.6 billion defense budget includes $ 1 million to rename U.S. Army facilities named after Confederate leaders. The bill by the Democratic-led House Appropriations Committee calls for an account in the Fiscal Year 2021 defense bill dedicated to "expenses for the renaming of Army installations, facilities, roads and streets named after Confederate leaders and officers" within one year, a text released on Tuesday read. It noted that the Army, with 10 bases named after military officers of the Confederate States of America, has "the preponderance of the entities to change." Advertisement The Senate version of the bill also includes funding for name changes, but with a three-year time limit. Among the most prominent bases being consi...