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Transgender boxer becomes new face of Everlast

first_img Beau Lund Written by September 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Transgender boxer becomes new face of Everlastcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — A transgender man will be the new face of the iconic boxing brand Everlast, in a move lauded for showing that there are “many ways to be a man.”Patricio Manuel is the first professional transgender male boxer in the U.S., and one of the newest faces for Everlast as part of their “Be First” campaign — which also features an amputee fighter and an immigrant family.Prior to transitioning, Manuel was the USA National Amateur Boxing Champion when competing as a female.A lot of people in boxing who I talk to, they would come to me and say, ‘You could have been, you know, one of the greatest female world champions, they’re like, you would throw it all away to be yourself?’” he said in a video for Everlast. “And I tell them, ‘that’s how bad I felt living that lie.’”“If it meant that much to me, to risk the love of my life, boxing, then they knew that it was valid,” he added.While he said he “always thought of myself as a boy” growing up, “you learn early on that someone like me is immediately going to be told they’re a girl.”“So I learned to be quiet, I learned to stifle that part of me,” he said, saying that eventually he felt “completely disconnected from myself.”“It was boxing that brought me back into my body, and it was boxing that allowed me to be proud of actually what I was physically able to do,” he said. “Unfortunately, when you deviate from the norms that society has constructed you have to fight for that identity.”Chris Zoller, the vice president of marketing and product development at Everlast, said that the stories of Manuel and the other boxers “not only humanize the world of fight sports, but they also relate to many struggles people face around the world today,” in a statement.“We hope these stories inspire you to rise above and be first,” he added.Everlast is one of the latest brands to be lauded for its inclusiveness of the transgender community. In May, an ad for the razor company Gillette that featured a dad teaching his transgender son to shave for the first time went viral.Thomas Page McBee, 38, a writer who has studied masculinity and an amateur boxer who became the first transgender man to fight in New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden, said he feels Manuel’s story shows that there are “many ways to be a man.”“This is one example where you have an iconic company like Everlast saying that Pat’s masculinity is valid,” he said. “I see all of these campaigns as signs of change, and I personally welcome it.”Still, having Manuel as the face of Everlast is “certainly beneficial way beyond the trans community,” McBee said.“Pat is just an incredibly talented athlete who had to do something that I don’t think most athletes can even fathom,” he said. “And really re-train your body … I know for me my center of balance shifted when I transitioned … in boxing that center of balance is so important.”That level of athleticism is “inspiring to everybody,” he added.“He is able to be both a compelling and thoughtful person and able to dominate in the sport that’s about aggression,” McBee said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How One Company Helped Us Keep Long Island Informed During Hurricane Sandy

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Superstorm Sandy left much of Long Island without power and with limited communication. The Long Island Press’ headquarters lost electricity early into the storm, preventing us from publishing our weekly edition, not to mention cutting off our ability to update our website with the rapidly changing information Long Islanders so desperately needed.Luckily, our website is hosted with Garden City Internet technology firm Webair, whose state-of-the-art facilities never even blinked during Mother Nature’s furious onslaught. For the next couple of days, occasionally sitting in their offices, we were able to provide the free, accurate and important information that the L.I. public has come to know and trust us for. Our coverage was live and uninterrupted, which ended up being a priceless resource for hundreds of thousands of our friends, family and neighbors.Our coverage during the storm recently won us a few journalism awards, but that’s not why we worked so hard during those crazy days.We understood the importance of delivering information to our audience during this unprecedented event.We needed to be able to communicate with the public.We wanted to help. And we did.But we couldn’t have done it without Webair, and as a result, we wholeheartedly endorse them, and urge business owners on Long Island to consider them for their internet hosting needs.Visit Webair at www.webair.comlast_img read more

DAYLIGHT MURDERS | 2 shot to death in Jaro, La Paz; Treñas orders probe,…

first_imgAccording to Police Captain EduardSiacon, Jaro police chief, Muller was attacked just minutes after emerging fromhis house. Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the ICPO toconduct an investigation and set up checkpoints. In Aug. 16, 2019 Muller’s youngerbrother who was also a call center agent and drug surrenderer was shot byriding-in-tandem gunmen in Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao district. This casehas remained unsolved. He said Police Colonel MartinDefensor, the city police director, assured him that the ICPO was “on top ofthe situation.” A week before yesterday’s shooting,Jaro policemen visited Muller’s house and tried to coax him into undergoingdrug rehabilitation but he refused citing his tight work schedule. In the case of Britanico, his familytold the police they believed the killing was business-related. Muller was peppered with bulletsoutside his house by two masked men who alighted from a silver-painted car ataround 12:05 p.m. while a motorcycle-driving Britanico was ambushed by gunmenwho were in a black van at around 12:30 p.m. although there were initialreports that the gunmen were riding in tandem on a motorcycle. SHOT DEAD. A woman comes to the aid of call center agent Alain Muller who falls to the ground after being shot by masked men in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro, Iloilo City a little past noon on Jan. 19, 2020. Muller, a drug suspect, died. PHOTO BY JOMARIE HIMALAYA It appeared, he said, that the gunmenprepared for the strike and knew exactly when Muller was emerging from hishouse. The first shooting took place in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro a little past noon while the one in La Paz happened in Barangay Nabitasan at around 12:30 p.m. Britanico was taken to the MedicusMedical Center in Mandurriao district where he was declared dead./PN ILOILO City – As the city prepares forthe Dinagyang Festival, two men were shot to death just minutes apart in thedistricts of Jaro and La Paz past noon yesterday. The Iloilo City Police Office(ICPO) played down the broad daylight killings as “isolated incidents.” It was possible Muller went out of thehouse because he was meeting someone, added Siacon. Muller was brought to the WesternVisayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district where he died. The younger Muller was in the watchlist of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Cuartero as a drug user. Heturned himself in to the police in 2017 but did not undergo rehabilitation. “Information reached us that Mullerwas engaged in the illegal drug trade,” said Siacon. The victim in the Jaro shooting was42-year-old call center agent and drug surrenderer Alain Muller of BarangayCuartero while the victim in the La Paz shooting was 37-year-old businessmanDelfin Britanico of Mirasol Subdivision, La Paz. It was initially speculated that theshooting was a result of a traffic altercation with a black van. Britanico had a quarry business inAklan province, according to ICPO’s Colonel Defensor. CRIME SCENE. A police officer secures the spot where motorcycle-driving businessman Delfin Britanico was ambushed in Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz, Iloilo City on Jan. 19. 2020. The victim’s family believes the attack is business-related, according to the Iloilo City Police Office. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Hinalilang nag abot ang salakyan pila pa lang ka minutos nga nag gwa ang biktima,” said Siacon.last_img read more

Nzeusseu tows Lyceum to 8th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next season For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Nzeusseu fired eight of his 13 points in the payoff period, where the Pirates used a 10-2 run to turn things around and get the lead, 63-62, on amazing reverse from Marcelino with 5:41 left.READ: Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Cameroonian also had 15 rebounds and three blocks to help keep Lyceum’s unbeaten record through eight games.CJ Perez tallied a team-high 14 markers and five boards, as he bucked a forgettable 6-of-19 clip from the field and drained the huge three with 3:30 to play to give Pirates some separation down the stretch. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum weathered a tough stand from Letran and pulled off a 75-68 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who played without coach Topex Robinson who was serving a one-game suspension, rallied behind Mike Nzeusseu in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback from 17 points down.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Reymar Caduyac was steady from the charity stripe, drilling all of his 12 markers from the free throw line.Lyceum faced its biggest deficit of the season as it trailed by 37-20, midway in the second quarter.But the Pirates soon after buckled down to work with Nzeusseu punishing the depleted Knights frontline, who was without the injured Jeo Ambohot and foul troubled Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza.Lyceum snapped Letran’s four-game winning run and got a shot at a first round sweep with a win against Mapua on Tuesday.Rey Nambatac topped the Knights with 16 points and six rebounds, while JP Calvo had 11 markers, four boards, and two assists in the loss, as they finished the first round with a 5-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:LYCEUM 75 – Perez 14, Nzeusseu 13, Jc. Marcelino 13, Caduyac 12, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 5, Jv. Marcelino 4, Ibanez 4, Tansingco 2, Pretta 1, Marata 0.LETRAN 68 – Nambatac 16, Calvo 11, Quinto 10, Balanza 8, Balagasay 6, Mandreza 6, Taladua 5, Caralipio 4, Pascual 2, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Bernabe 0.Quarters: 18-26, 35-44, 53-59, 75-68. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more