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Dereck Chisora plows through David Price to score a highlight-reel KO



  • Dereck Chisora knocked out David Price in the fourth round of a heavyweight fight at the 02 Arena in London on Saturday.
  • Chisora was never in trouble against Price, dominating his larger opponent through each and every round.
  • The thumping win arrived days after Chisora attracted headlines for saying he was going to murder Price. He later apologized.
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02 ARENA, LONDON — Dereck Chisora just scored a fourth round knockout over David Price just days after saying he was going to murder him at a media event earlier in the week.

Chisora established an early lead and never lost his dominance as Price was outclassed and punched to the floor, before a white towel was thrown into the ring to rescue him from a greater beating.

Price, extraordinarily tall with a substantial reach, failed to use his natural and physical assets, allowing Chisora to work on the inside before left hooking out of the clinch in the first round.

Price’s better work came at range, where he could pop that long jab into Chisora’s head, squashing his nose into his face.

Through the opening rounds Chisora was the hustler, closing the gap on Price so the big Liverpudlian could not work where he wanted — at distance. Chisora would bob and weave under the jab, step to Price, and wail away short-range punches that peppered Price’s head and body.

Then, in the third, Chisora went for power. Chisora used that distance knowledge from the first two rounds to throw his heavier shots, cronking Price to the side of the head with a punch so hard the thud could be heard from press row.

Chisora opened Price up further by attaching powerful hook shots after the jab, forcing his opponent backward, almost defenseless, against the ropes.

It was only until the fourth when Price remembered what he was good at. The textbook one-two — an orthodox jab followed by an overhand right. He threw two in a row shortly after the bell to start the round, but slipped into bad habits when he let Chisora back him into a corner, to the ropes, then the inside, where he could just work his short, crisp, point-scoring punches.

A knockdown was coming. And it all happened midway through the fourth, sending Price crashing to the canvas but though it looked like he could continue, his corner threw a white towel into the ring.


The fight followed a Chisora controversy

Chisora, 35, hit headlines this week for saying he was “going to kill” and “murder this guy” at a news conference in Canary Wharf, London, on Thursday.

Chisora made the controversial comment just eight days after the death of Patrick Day, who passed away in hospital because of injuries sustained in a boxing ring.

Chisora apologized to BBC Sport, saying: “It just rolled off my tongue.”

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5 dead, others injured in White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand



  • At least five people are dead and several others injured after one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes erupted on Monday afternoon local time, sending huge plumes of smoke into the sky. 
  • New Zealand’s geological monitoring agency, GeoNet, said the eruption began at around 2:11 p.m. on Whakaari, also known as White Island.
  • According to the agency, the volcano sent ash plumes 12,000 feet into the air. 
  • New Zealand police officials said, around 6 p.m. on the night of the explosion, that the area is too dangerous for rescuers to try to retrieve anybody. 
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At least five people are dead and several others were injured after one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes erupted on Monday, sending huge plumes of smoke into the sky. 

The eruption occurred at Whakaari, also known as White Island, which is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the east coast of country’s North Island.

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According to New Zealand’s geological monitoring agency, GeoNet, the eruption began at around 2:11 p.m. local time.

Activity at the volcano diminished after the short-lived eruption.

At a press conference around 6 p.m. local time, New Zealand Police confirmed that at least five people died, while others were being treated in nearby hospitals for burns. 

Police added it is still too early to confirm how many people are involved and how many people are still on the island. 

Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said that the volcano is currently too unstable for rescuers to enter.

“It is important that we consider the health and safety of those who are going to rescue those on the island,” said Tims.

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said that about 100 people were believed to have been on the island when the volcano erupted, according to the New Zealand Herald. That figure was around double an earlier estimate of 50 given by police.. 

“All our thoughts are with those affected at this stage,” Ardern said on Monday afternoon after a cabinet meeting. 

New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency said that the immediate vicinity of the volcano remains hazardous.


GeoNet said the volcano sent ash plumes 12,000 feet into the air. 

A no-fly zone has been established above the island. 

According to GNS Science, New Zealand’s geoscience agency, White Island has been New Zealand’s most continuously active volcano for the last 40 years. 

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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst wears Statue of Liberty dress for Miss Universe



  • Miss USA Cheslie Kryst wore an ensemble inspired by the Statue of Liberty during the Miss Universe National Costume Show. 
  • Her outfit looked strikingly similar to the dress Sandra Bullock wore in the film “Miss Congeniality,” in which she plays an FBI agent who went undercover as a pageant queen. 
  • Kryst told the New York Post that her outfit paid homage to Lady Liberty, Lady Justice, Rosie the Riveter, and Maya Angelou. 
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From a soccer uniform to a cannabis leaf, there were plenty of showstopping national costumes during the Miss Universe preliminaries this weekend. 

But some eagle-eyed fans may have noticed that Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s national costume looked very similar to another famous pageant moment. 

Kryst, 28, looked like a golden Statue of Liberty thanks to her torch and crown, which shot confetti. 

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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst during the National Costume Contest.
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The look was strikingly similar to the ensemble Sandra Bullock wore in the 2000 hit film “Miss Congeniality,” in which she plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a pageant queen. 

During the finals of the Miss United States pageant in the film, Bullock and her fellow pageant queens wear Lady Liberty outfits complete with crowns and torches. 

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Kryst’s outfit looked very similar to Sandra Bullock’s pageant dress in “Miss Congeniality.”
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Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality

Sandra Bullock in “Miss Congeniality.”
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While Kryst’s national costume for the Miss Universe pageant wasn’t inspired by Gracie Hart (Bullock’s character), it did pay homage to quite a few powerful women. 

Miss USA told the New York Post that her costume, which was designed by Martin Izquierdo, has references to Rosie the Riveter, Maya Angelou, Lady Justice, and Lady Liberty (of course). 

“I wanted to think of a way to combine several iconic American women into one costume,” Kryst said. 

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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst competes in the Miss Universe National Costume Contest.
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Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of World War II, inspired Kryst’s headband and gown, the latter of which was made from denim and painted gold. 

“She represents power and empowerment and how women contribute to society,” Kryst told the Post. 

Kryst said her massive wings were inspired by Angelou’s autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and symbolized “creativity and authenticity.”

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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst competes in the 2019 Miss Universe pageant.
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Kryst told the Post that her costume made her “feel powerful.” 

“It’s pretty, but it means something,” she said. “I get to wear a dress, and all of a sudden we’re talking about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Lady Justice.”

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CVS Health’s chief digital officer on the company’s tech strategy



Firdaus Bhathena can think of a number of different projects that would keep him incredibly busy. 

Technology is coming for healthcare, and the centuries-old companies in the industry are facing a steep learning curve.

So they’ve brought on experts liked Bhathena to helm up the companies digital strategies. Bhathena is the chief digital officer of CVS Health, first came into his role in 2016 as a part of Aetna, the massive health insurer CVS acquired in 2018. 

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CVS Health Chief Digital Officer Firdaus Bhathena
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CVS is a $98 billion company that provides insurance to 39 million people and operates nearly 10,000 pharmacies. The first CVS store opened in 1963.

Within the now combined company, Bhathena has to avoid being spread too thin. 

“It’s very tempting to — what we say in the tech world — to sort of peanut-butter spread your resources across a whole bunch of different things,” Bhathena said. 

Read more: We spoke with the execs tasked with bringing technology to some of the world’s oldest healthcare companies. Here’s how they’re picking their spots.

Using technology for a simpler consumer experience

What’s driving Bhathena’s group, he said, is a focus on improving the consumer experience within the whole organization, rather than focusing on a particular part of the business. 

That can be as basic as making sure the website is up and running or powering the technology that allows users to check if there’s a MinuteClinic appointment available.

Read more: We asked the CEO of CVS to share how he plans to use his 10,000 pharmacies to upend healthcare. This is the story he told us.

Ideally, Bhathena said, it’d be a world in which CVS could have a comprehensive picture of a person so that when they come in for a visit, the organization understands that you’re an Aetna member who uses CVS Caremark to manage prescription benefits, and that you’ve been in for three clinic visits in the past month.

Right now, that information isn’t connected, often meaning patients have to start from scratch every time they go into a retail clinic or have a virtual visit.

It could also mean getting more precise with messaging, such a prompting an Aetna member who hasn’t been to the doctor in years to go, rather than reaching out to all Aetna members, including those who have been in to see their doctors recently. 

In particular, there are three areas of technology Bhathena is paying close attention to: AI for healthcare, connected devices, and virtual care. Ideally, those technologies combined could make getting care more connected and easy to use for consumers. 

“I hope that in the next three years, when you join a health plan, you won’t just get a glossy brochure in the mail,”  Bhathena said.

Instead, you’ll also get a box with connected devices that might be able to help you better triage health incidents with the help of AI, figuring out if you might need to have a virtual visit or come in for an urgent-care or emergency-room visit, and connecting all the way to a pharmacy if a prescription is needed that could be delivered to your door.  

Read more: Walgreens and CVS have dueling visions for the future of pharmacies. Here are the biggest obstacles each one faces.

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