Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) will release a compilation of songs through his label 30th Century later this week. Dubbed 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I, the record will include artists signed to Burton’s label, although there is one notable outlier who makes an appearance on the collection of songs, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and his latest side-project, The Arcs.The Arcs will contribute a song called “Fools Gold.” Auerbach tells Rolling Stone, “Generally, fool’s gold is made of iron or copper pyrites that are often mistaken for gold. It has the same thrilling discovery, the same shiny luster and perceived weight as gold, but it isn’t gold and when all is said and done, it has the same value as a hunk of s—. It’s always been so easy to be a fool.”Take a listen to the new single below:
Northwave was one of the first cycling shoe companies to really get behind the idea of keeping your feet comfortable year round when they put Gore-Tex liners into their cycling boots back in 2004. But after almost a decade and a half they’ve come around to the idea that keeping our feet warm & dry isn’t the only concern for serious cyclists riding through the winter. So Northwave is ditching the stiff winter boot concept and moving over to a new flexible design that pairs a flexible Climaflex Collar to a performance low-cut shoe. The result is comfortable full range of motion at the ankle, combined with full weather protection.Northwave Extreme RR & XCM GTXNow with an eleven shoe range containing eight shoes that get their asymmetric dial adjustable uppers, and six with the new Climaflex cuff, Northwave has every type of cold weather rider covered.The Extreme GTX is the new top of the line winter cycling shoe and pretty much starts its life with the same construction as the Extreme RR or new Ghost XC. That means that the fit & feel of the shoe is analogous to a top-level road or cross country shoe, with Northwave’s asymmetric XFrame dial lacing system with its Dyneema cable, a supple synthetic upper, and a light & stiff carbon outsole.But instead of just extending the cuff up to offer ankle coverage, the Extreme GTX shoes get the new Climaflex Collar. Designed as a flexible neoprene cuff lined with a GoreTex membrane, it is easy to get onto the foot, yet closes relatively snugly against your leg. That waterproof liner is also some interesting tech as it looks to be the first use of GoreTex’s Kelvin membrane in cycling shoes. Duratherm Kelvein laminates the waterproof, breathable membrane to hollow fibers for more insulation rating the shoes for use down to -15°C (5°F) & up to 5°C (41°F).The idea is that it allows a complete range of ankle motion so your pedaling stroke isn’t impacted just because the temperature drops. We tried the shoes on and they are easy to slip into, and fit close to the leg of most of the people we saw wear them. Full flexibility is indeed there, but the cuff is not tight enough to eliminate all gaps at extreme ankling angles. Instead, the extended cuff is designed to be worn under the cuff of a pair of tights to create a full seal while still allowing range of motion.Besides the XFrame lacing, ClimaFlex cuff, GoreTex Kelvin, the road going RR and off-road XCM get their own carbon soles with tread optimized for cold weather use. They also get Arctic footbeds that mix layers of fleece and aluminum to reflect heat back into the foot to keep your toes warm.Both shoes come in a 39-48 size range (half sizes from 39.5-45.5) and are available only in black for 280€. The road RR should weigh around 365g per shoe, while the mountain XCM tips the scales at 448g. Both versions are heading out through distribution channels as we type, so should be available within a week or two from now.Northwave Flash & Raptor Arctic GTX & GTXComing down from the top end Extreme GTX shoes, Northwave continues a broad range of the new ‘winter shoes, not winter boots’ concept. Also using Northwave’s SLW2 dial closure (with no plastic internal parts, and fine adjustment) & same Dyneema cable, the road Flash and off-road Raptor names get more options.Flash/Raptor Arctic GTX combine the new flexible ClimaFlex cuff with Arctic level insulation and a GoreTex membrane, with a slightly more affordable upper and simple cable loop (middle above) still rated down to -10°C (14°F). If you don’t need so much insulation, the Flash/Raptor GTX (rear above, camo) drop the extra insulation while keeping the ClimaFlex cuff and GoreTex membrane for comfortable riding in the cold & wet down to -3°C (27°F)Northwave Flash & Raptor THCompletely new to the winter line-up for Northwave this year are a set of insulated shoes that share some tech from the high top shoes, but stick to a low-cut shoe for use in less extreme climates.Again you get the exact same lower construction of the Flash & Raptor GTX shoes, but ditch the GoreTex liner and extended cuff. The Flash & Raptor TH then use 200g Thinsultae insulation to keep your feel cozy for late fall & early spring riding when wet roads & trails are less of a concern, rated for 0-15°C (32-59°F) riding.Available for 160€ in either the road Flash TH or mountain Raptor TH, the shoes get the same reinforced construction, mid-level carbon reinforced soles & SLW2 dial closure of the high top shoes. The Flash TH weighs 293g and the Raptor TH 378g, with the broader 37-48 size range (half sizes from 39.5-45.5) range as the Flash/Raptors with the extended cuff.X-Cross GTX, Outcross Plus GTX & YetiNot to be left out, Northwave does carry over a few actual winter boots, even as they push the shoes over boots ideal. The X-Cross GTX (front above) is the latest update to their long running winter mountain bike boot, keeping things simple with the more rigid upper. The Yeti then is the shoe if your winter riding is even more extreme. With ratings down to -20°C (-4°F) Northwave themselves said they don’t expect a lot of riders to be looking for this kind of deep winter boot. But for those who ride in the coldest of winters, a proper expedition-level winter mountain bike boot is a must.The last of the new winter shoes is a lower cost Outcross Plus GTX which pairs a more flexible reinforce nylon mountain bike sole with a 2-velcro strap, 1 dial closure and a GoreTex liner.Northwave.com
BY FRANKIY KAPIN SOCCER: Defending National Soccer League champions Toti City FC proved too strong for Morobe United in the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League semi-final in Lae. As far as the definite goals that went begging is concerned, Toti FC missed four golden opportunities in the first half and three more in the second half, in what could have been a daunting send off for their Morobe compatriots. After a deadlock for the opening 20 minutes, United managed to put their noses in front from Alex Kamen who deflected a corner kick into the back of the City goalmouth to take an early 1-0 lead. City pushing with renewed vigor to get back on equal terms, finally managed to level the scores from a timely chip kick from Nigel Dabinyaba who realised the goalmouth was unguarded only eight minutes later. Then with two minutes remaining to the first half, PNG international Michael Foster caught the latter napping with their second goal for City to take a promising 2-1 lead to halftime. Following the break, United were in trouble at the 62nd minute when goalkeeper Vagi Koniel was forced to rush out of his goalmouth to corner the probing Raymond Gunemba, who managed to slip away a pass to the unmarked Foster to score his second goal to lead 3-1. United’s crumbling defence took another blow when a solo effort by Dabinyaba sent the nail in the coffin for United to land his second minutes to full-time for the sealer. Relentless efforts by United’s midfield couldn’t be complemented upfront, to now allow the national champions to press their cliam to defend their NSL title agan in the Grand Final against former champions Hekari United. Morobe United will now play Eastern Stars FC for the third placing.
Chelsea Juma and Sasha Shariff, the first two females to represent Guyana at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Women’s Chess Championships finished at the bottom of the table but gained valuable experience in the tournament that was won by host country, Barbados’ four-time national Women’s Champion Katrina Blackman. In a tense finish to the championships, the 25-year-old Blackman clinched the US$1 000 top prize on a tie-break after finishing level on points with Ailen Oriana Mena of Curacao when the six-day tournament concluded at the All Seasons Resort in Sunset Crest on Thursday night.Both Blackman, the number six seed, and Mena, the number two seed, went into the final round level on six points in a three-way tie at the top of the table. With the pair clinching victories to finish on seven points, Blackman took gold on account of winning their head-to-head clash in the sixth round.
MIKE TYSON damn near broke the internet last week when he released a short clip of himself looking in astonishing shape aged 53 to fuel his comeback rumours.Six thunderous punches, trademark bobbing and weaving and utterly bad intentions from the reformed wildman reminded the world of Iron Mike’s brilliant glory days.Mike Tyson is interested in a boxing return to raise money for charityCredit: AFPBut George Foreman, who took 10 YEARS off dominating the heavyweight division only to return and become the weight’s oldest ever champion when he stunned Michael Moorer aged 45, has warned Tyson off of a comeback.Although Tyson still looks razor sharp and more mentaly stable than during his younger and much darker days, Foreman has told him to stay retired and leave the hardest game to younger men.Because speed and reflexes are the first things to leave a fighter and punch power is the last attribute to depart an aging boxer, the heavyweight division has a few tales of returning kings.But the blue riband weight class and all the divisions below them also carry tragic tales of financial desperation and athletic delusion that left great boxing men reduced to rubble after missguided returns.George Foreman became a two-time heavyweight champ aged 45Credit: AP:Associated PressGeorge ForemanHeavyweightHiatus: 10 yearsFirst record: 45-2Second: 31-3 Verdict: HitThe brooding muscle-bound monster lost his world titles and unbeaten record to Muhammad Ali in 1974’s Rumble in the Jungle and the shock 1977 points loss to Jimmy Young sent him into early retirement as an ordained minister.But in 1987 a rolly-polly fella, who looked a bit like George Foreman, reemerged with a self-deprecating sense of humour.The affable 38-year-old went on a brilliant win streak until losses to Evander Holyfield and Rocky star Tommy Morrrison seemed to end his career – again.But in November 1994, aged a cool 45 years and 299 days, formidable Foreman won the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles from Michael Moorer.The incredible story is one of boxing’s most loveable but is the first argument a faded fighter uses when arguing for his own comeback.Muhammad Ali stands over George Foreman in the Rumble in the JungleCredit: GettyMuhammad Ali:HeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst record 29-0Second: 32-5Verdict: HitPerhaps the greatest comeback story in the history of sport, that helped a man once vilified as a traitor become a global icon, is also one of the saddest and most tragic.In the Spring of 1967, Ali was the undefeated unified champion of the world with the scalps of Sonny Liston, Archie Moore, Henry Cooper and Floyd Patterson.But when he bravely refused the Vietnam War draft he was stripped of his titles and licence, costing him his prime fighting years of 25 to almost 29.The 1971 Fight of the Century loss to Joe Frazier, The 1974 Rumble in the Jungle win over George Foreman and the 1975 Thrilla in Manilla revenge win over Smokin’ Joe redefined the sport and remain, decades later, pinnacle moments.But the punishment Ali endured chasing money at the end – against younger brutes like Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick – contributed to the Parkinson’s that ruined what should have been the greatest retirement.Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali after beating Sonny ListonCredit: AP:Associated PressMike TysonHeavyweightHiatus: Four yearsFirst Record: 41-1Second: 9-5Verdict: MissIn modern day 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, Mike Tyson still insists the sexual meeting he had with Desiree Washington in 1991 was completely consensual and that his prison sentence was unjust, making his tale even more painful.Though battling childhood demons, bereft following the death of mentor Cus D’Amato and rebuilding after the shock loss to Buster Douglas, Tyson was close to his peak.Dismissed by some as a flat-track bully, Iron Mike had just done 19 brilliant rounds with Donovan Razor Ruddock before the court case came to slash him down to size.Tyson mkII was an even bigger attraction but even his 1996 WBC world title win over Frank Bruno could not save him.Demons followed Tyson around, allowing more dedicated boxers like Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis to claim wins over him before he retired just shy of his 39th birthday as perhaps boxing’s biggest squandered talent.Mike Tyson knocked out Frank Bruno during his second run in the heavyweight divisionCredit: AFP – GettyVitali KlitschkoHeavyweightHiatus: Four yearsFirst Record: 35-2Second: 10-0 Verdic: HitAt the dawn of 2005, Dr Ironfist was the WBC heavyweight champion of the world with only two defeats and a bright future.But, after an agonising ACL knee injury scythed him down in a November sparring session and the lure of a political career pulled hard, the elder slugging sibling vacated his crown and took to democracy.But, when the leg heeled and the knuckles itched, especially with baby bro Wladimir owning two other versions of the title, Vitali returned in October 2008 and regained his old crown in his first bout back.In his four-year long second coming, Vlad added wins over Manuel Charr, Derek Chisora, Shannon Briggs and Chris Arreola to his record and quit, like old enemy Lennox, on top.Larry Holmes enjoyed his comeback but was brutalised by Mike TysonCredit: Getty Images – GettyLarry HolmesHeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst Record: 45-3Second: 24-3Verdict: HitThe Easton Assassin hated every minute of his one-sided whooping of his hero Muhammad Ali when they clashed in 1980, so he knew the dangerous of prolonging a boxing career. Underrated Holmes first retired in November 1986, aged 37, after controversial back-to-back losses to Michael Spinks but by January ‘88 he was lured back for a big-money loss to Mike Tyson.The slippers went back on until April 1991 when Holmes embarked on a brilliant comeback, suffering defeats only to Evander Holyfield, Oliver McCall and Brian Nielsen.Though a 1999 fantasy fight with George Foreman fell through, Holmes slipped back into retirement with his fortune and his faculties banked.The owner of perhaps the best jab in heavyweight history, Holmes needed more competition during his but still amassed a magnificent recordEder Jofre is the most celebrated boxer to come from BrazilCredit: Hulton Archive – GettyEder JofreBantam-featherHiatus: Three yearsFirst record: 47-2-4Second: 25-0Verdict: HitBrazil’s finest fighter had no business being able to shake off ringrust and tot-up such a record after hitting the beach for such a lengthy break.Unlike all the giants previously mentioned, bantams rely on their speed, reflexes and stamina and all of those would usually vanish as quickly as the money and narrow waist, once a fighter retires.But Jofre is one of history’s heaviest hitters and had no such problems.When two decision losses to Fighting Harada, in his native Japan in 1965 and ‘66, cost 5ft 4in undisputed lineal king Jofre his titles, he jacked.But three years later, reinvented as a featherweight, Jofre went on a second tear and was crowned WBC and lineal champ in 1973 before retiring at the summit with a stunning 50 wins by KO.Tyson Fury slaughtered Deontay Wilder for the WBC crownCredit: ReutersTyson FuryHeavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst record: 25-0Second: 5-0-1Verdict: HitThe Gypsy King dethroned 10-year champion Wladimir Klitschko in his adopted German backyard in November 2015, realising a lifelong dream, and knew he was heading for oblivion.A doping ban, drink and drug abuse, mental health problems and obesity consumed him over the next two years, until WBC champion Deontay Wilder pushed his luck just a lick too far by goading him into a comeback.A whopping 10st was melted off his frame, with the help of young mastermind Ben Davison, just two tune-up fights were needed and Wilder was bamboozled, only clinging onto his belt thanks to generous draw.So Fury went back to America and casually switched from feather-fisted stylist to ruthless KO machine, battering Wilder until all he had left were excuses and a trilogy rematch clause.Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the greatest boxer’s in historyCredit: Getty – ContributorSugar Ray LeonardWelter to light-heavyweightHiatus: Three yearsFirst Record: 35-1Second: 1-2-1Verdict: MissMoments after the underwhelming May 1984 win over Kevin Howard, after being floored for the first time in his career, one of boxing’s greatest talents retired.The single loss to Roberto Duran had been avenged, Thomas Hearns had been stopped in the 1981 Fight of the Year and the fire in the undisputed welterweight icon’s belly had just dimmed too much to continue.But when Marvellous Marvin Hagler wanted a dance partner for the Ring, WBC and lineal middleweight honours in April 1987, Leonard was back.Over 15 legendary rounds, in one of the closest-to-call fights ever, Leonard got the nod that enraged Hagler so much he quit – with no comeback.He had the audacity to pop up to light-heavyweight next – stuffing coins in his pocket to appear beefier at the weigh-in – and beat Danny Lalonde.A rematch draw against Hearns was more than a gift and the 1997 KO loss to Hector Camacho – with Leonard aged 40, after a six-year lay-off – was thankfully the end of his genius.Mark WeinmanSuper-welter to super-middleHiatus: 21 yearsFirst record: 11-3Second: 1-1Verdict: HitSometimes a little career-break or holiday can be just the tonic. But the Hebew Hammer really pushed the envelope with his retirement.The New Yorker had a promising career in the late 1980s but by ‘91 he had suffered three consecutive defeats and retired honourably.That was until September 2012 when the 50-year-old announced his return with a second-round stoppage in Florida.The super-fit veteran suffered a KO loss the following year but he had broken enough records to retire a very proud man.Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries was perhaps the first super-fightCredit: Getty – ContributorJim JeffriesHeavyweightHiatus: Six yearsFirst record: 19-0-2Second: 0-1Verdict: MissJack Johnson should have been the most celebrated athlete of his era but his blackness was deemed unforgivable during the early 1900s.After every dirty was pulled to prevent Johnson from claiming his rightful crown, he finally claimed his title in 1908, only for rich bigots to pay undefeated Jeffries to come out of retirement and be their Great White Hope.Inside boxing’s first purpose built stadium, Jeffries and Johnson prepared for a 45-rounder but thankfully the champ needed only 15.Jeffries, now a 35-year-old shadow of his old self, was whacked hard by an uppercut in the fourth and Johsnon knew his comeback was finished from there.Mike Tyson shows off unbelievable speed aged 53 as heavyweight legend gears up for sensational boxing return Most awesome bullfighting festival Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 REAL vs FAKE GOLD Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 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Eamonn Mills (Lansdowne)Matt D’Arcy (Clontarf)Niall Kenneally (Cork Constitution)Tomas Quinlan (Cork Constitution) Ulster Bank League Division 1A Player of the Year – Young Sligo forward Kuba Wojtkowicz has been shortlisted for the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League Division 2C player of the year award.The Sligo Grammar School student had a breakthrough season with Sligo, helping the Yeats men finish second to Navan in the league table, and narrowly missing out on promotion.Sligo native Niall Kenneally has been nominated for the Division 1A award after leading Cork Constitution to a league and Bateman Cup double.Both players are also nominated for provincial awards to be voted for by members of the public.The Ulster Bank League Awards return to the Aviva Stadium for a fifth year on Thursday, May 25, where the winners will be revealed. Brian Haugh (Navan)Kuba Wojtkowicz (Sligo)Riaan van der Vyver (Navan)Tommy O’Hagan (Rainey Old Boys) Colm Skehan (Young Munster)Luke Cahill (Cork Constitution)Niall Kenneally (Cork Constitution)Tomas Quinlan (Cork Constitution) Ulster Bank Provincial Player of the Year – across all divisions (public vote): Connacht Nominees – Alan Gaughan (Buccaneers)Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers)Kuba Wojtkowicz (Sligo)Lise Soloa (Corinthians) Ulster Bank League Division 2C Player of the Year – Munster Nominees –