FLOYD MAYWEATHER was ringside to cheer his protege Gervonta Davis to victory - but it was his choice of footwear that stole the show. The retired boxer is well-known for his flamboyance - and his red knee-length boots fitted that look spectacularly. Unsurprisingly, the world of social media revelled in his clobber. One person wrote on Twitter wondered why Mayweather had "go on those horse trainer boots." Reggie Daigle wrote that the 41-year-old "looks like he is going shrimping". Many commented that he "looks like a jockey", with "Kornelios adding that "these boots catch me off guard every time." Roy Thomas wasn't a fan, describing the boots as "terrible". Taylor Brooke asks whether Mayweather is "wearing riding boots". And Tony Snow went with the same line writing that "Mayweather got some equestrian boots on", before labelling him as a "damn fool". It was a good night's work all round with Mayweather watching his top boxer Davis securing a first round KO to retain his world title. … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather wears red knee-length boots for Gervonta Davis fight leaving social media in stitches
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PUBLISHED: 10:30 06 February 2019 Daniel Bennett Lilly Halfacre and her mother Cathy, who both had to have open heart surgery. Cathy is taking part in a charity skydive. Picture: Supplied by Lilly Halfacre Archant A mother who 11 years ago was told that she had just weeks to live after discovering she was suffering from a heart defect is part of a group taking part in a skydive to raise money for charity. Cathy Halfacre is taking part in a charity skydive to raise money for new equipment which detects heart defects in babies. Picture: Supplied by Lilly HalfacreCathy Halfacre, 59, found out that she was suffering from coarctation of the aorta and a bicuspid aortic valve, a congenital heart condition, and had to undergo open heart surgery.Her daughter Lilly, from Watton, and her grandaughter, who was born in September, also suffer from the same condition and Lilly also had to have open heart surgery when she was just 10 days old.Cathy, who lives in Saham … [Read more...] about Grandmother to skydive and raise money for charity which helps detect heart problems in children
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Frank Dell’Apa Globe Correspondent January 10, 2019 High-profile player transfers involving European clubs are sometimes based on marketing values as well as playing ability. And off-field considerations were major factors in Christian Pulisic’s $73 million move from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea FC, according to a source familiar with the negotiation.Pulisic could become a drawing card, which is just as important to Chelsea as him becoming a possible difference-maker in the Premier League.The deal gained attention because the price Chelsea is paying seems strikingly high, considering the previous richest transfer involving a US-born player was 10 million euros for Jozy Altidore. Also, Pulisic did not seem to be in demand, as he has started only three times this season in the Bundesliga. Another unusual aspect is that a solidarity payment could be … [Read more...] about There were unusual aspects to Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea transfer
SEATTLE (AP) — Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned. The Washington state social worker died of cancer this year at age 63, leaving most of a surprising $11 million estate to children’s charities that help the poor, sick, disabled and abandoned. The amount baffled the beneficiaries and his best friends, who are lauding Naiman as the anniversary of his death approaches in January. That’s because the Seattle man patched up his shoes with duct tape, sought deals at the grocery store deli at closing time and took his best friends out to lunch at fast-food joints. Naiman, who died unmarried and childless, loved kids but also was intensely private, scrimping, investing and working extra jobs to stockpile money that he rarely spent on himself after seeing how unfair life could be for the most vulnerable … [Read more...] about A Seattle social worker had quietly amassed an $11 million estate. When he died, it went to charity.
PUBLISHED: 12:01 08 December 2018 Louise McEvoy Alfie is determined to help other sick children after recovering from a four-year battle with leukaemia. Picture: East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity. Archant A nine-year-old boy who battled leukaemia for four years has donated £100 of his own money to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and is now on a mission to raise £2,000 to bring a smile to the faces of sick children. Alfie Pitt, who lives in Letchworth, was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was two years old.His mum, Kirsty said: “I didnt really know what was going to happen. We were told in the afternoon and within six hours we were in an ambulance.”For the next four years Alfie spent a lot of time on Lister’s Bluebell ward, where he was given his very own toy box, put together by East and North Herts NHS Trust play specialists for children too sick to visit the play room.Kirsty said: “Play specialist … [Read more...] about Letchworth boy who battled leukaemia gives own money to help sick children