The UFC's massive pay-per-view event UFC 200 has been stacked with spectacular fights, including an interim title fight between former featherweight champion José Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
Set to co-headline the July 9th card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the winner of the said rematch will be facing undisputed 145-pound champion Conor McGregor later in the year.
Aldo and Edgar had already fought each other in February 2013, when "The Answer" first moved down to featherweight after a two-fight losing streak against fellow former 155-pound champion Benson Henderson. In the said fight, Aldo showed dominance over Edgar on the feet, en route to a unanimous decision victory. more >>
As the 2016 Olympics continues its preparations, more concerns are being raised regarding the healt hazards the festivities could ignite. Recently, an expert has warned people of the Brazil games, believing that pushing it through can cause a "full-blown public health disaster."
A report by Amir Attaran published in the Harvard Public Health Review journal states that the Zika virus will just need one infected tourist to spread an epidemic. "A few viral introductions of that kind, in a few countries, or maybe continents, would make a full-blown global health disaster," Attaran said.
Attaran, a faculty member of Medicine and Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, added that the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, which are set to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starting August 5, need to be either moved to another location or postponed for a later date. He explained that halting the Olympics is a precautionary to ensure that Zika's outbreak in Brazil won't further affect those who are planning to attend or watch the festivities. more >>
On Friday's amfAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Ricky Martin and new beau Jwan Yosef made their debut as a couple at the red carpet and while their sweet appearance took the attention of many, a bidder's $90,000 give-away to get a kiss from the singer made the night much more special.
According to People, Martin and Yosef walked the red carpet with hands clasped as cameras snapped on the handsomely-dressed couple. Each wearing a black tuxedo, they indirectly confirmed their relationship as they posed for pictures hand-in-hand.
The 32-year-old proud boyfriend took a photo of Martin as he took the stage and made music. Obviously, he was having a blast as he enjoyed the Grammy winner's performance as he captioned the pic: "KICKED *SS #amfar." more >>
Brazil's unpopular leftist President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party suffered a crushing defeat Sunday, after that country's lower house of Congress, led by unapologetic evangelical Christian Eduardo Cunha, voted to impeach her.
Thousands of pro-impeachment supporters watched for about five hours on giant screens in the streets of Brazil as members of congress voted one after the other to impeach Rousseff. When voting ended late Sunday evening, 367 of the 513 deputies backed Rousseff's impeachment, according to The Guardian. Seven deputies abstained, two were recorded as absent while 137 deputies voted against the move.
Rousseff, notes the BBC, is accused of allowing creative accounting techniques involving loans from public banks to the treasury to create an artificially enhanced budget surplus. Brazilian governments are required to meet budget surplus targets set in Congress, which investors regard as a measure of economic health. Rousseff contends that she did nothing criminal but her opponents don't agree. more >>
The very popular first-person shooter game franchise, "BioShock" has been the subject of various rumors circulating the Internet recently. Last month, a leak from a ratings board in Brazil indicated that the game has been rated. More recently, a Taiwanese ratings board apparently gave the game a rating as well. The report was accompanied by leaked cover art for the collection, according to a report in GameRant.
The cover art was leaked on a post by a Twitter user called Lifelower, who is said to have seen the game listed on the Taiwanese regulation site. While sharing the link of the said listing, the source also showed the cover art of the rumored collection, which the GameRant report deemed as something that looked "official" or like the real thing.
Despite its success, the franchise has been going a rough patch recently especially with the closure of one of the game's original developers, Irrational Games. The game's publisher, 2K Games, has not given any official announcement about whether the HD remastered collection is indeed coming. The only official announcement in relation to the series is that there will be more "BioShock" coming, particularly sequels of the game, according to Take-Two Interactive CEO Stauss Zelnick. more >>
A Brazilian Baptist leader who's known for holding progressive views on social issues, is pushing for the country to lift restrictions on abortion amid fears that symptoms from the Zika virus might be leading to an increase in neurological birth defects such as microcephaly, a brain deformity.
The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites and has now spread to 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Pastor Joel Zeferino, president of the Baptist Alliance of Brazil, — an organization was started in 2005 by 60 Baptists who fell out of favor with the Brazilian Baptist Convention because of their socially progressive views, according to Baptist News Global — argued that the discussion over laxing abortion laws needs to include more voices. more >>