It took nine years for boxing trainer Freddie Roach to find answer to his prayer to someday see another Muhammad Ali walking through the door of his Wild Card Gym along Vine St. in downtown Hollywood asking to be trained. That was in 2001, the Wild Card Boxing Gym had just been completed when a young but frail-looking, skinny Filipino fighter named Manny Pacquiao entered the door and told his would be maestro he needed a trainer. “I defied the advised of my guru (Eddie Futch) not to put up this gym and just concentrate in training boxers,” Roach told this writer. “Eddie told me owning a gym was a money-losing proposition.“ “Maybe true, maybe not. Maybe it’s pure guts on my part, but the truth was Manny came from nowhere, walked through that door and I embraced him as my own son.” Soon, the now Philippine Senator became the only human on earth to win no less than a dozen world championships in an unprecedented eight weight divisions. More than a month ago another Filipino pug, … [Read more...] about Keys to Eumir Marcial’s bid for PH’s first Olympic gold medal
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In ‘Gitarthamu’ (Suratti/Desadi), Tyagaraja hails Hanuman as one of the blessed beings who knows the true import of the Gita and the bliss of music. In his ‘Kaluguna pada niraja seva’ (Purna Lalitha, Adi), he wonders if he will ever be able to witness Hanuman serving the Lord, and one among the duties listed for Hanuman is the recital of puranas when commanded by Rama. Thus, Anjaneya was to Tyagaraja a musician and discourser. As though to buttress this is the frieze of Ramayana idols that the composer worshipped — in that assembly, Hanuman holds a manuscript in his left hand and his right hand is in vyakhyana mudra, indicating that he is reciting something to Rama. Rama with Anjaneya at Ramaswamy temple, Kumbakonam The concept of Hanuman as an expert in music is not new. Sanskrit scholar Dr. V. Raghavan in his comprehensive survey on early names in Sangita Literature notes how Anjaneya was considered an acharya in music from ancient times. But it would appear that it … [Read more...] about What’s unique about Kumbakonam Ramaswamy temple?
Mourners gathered to remember Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday inside the Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel. Mobile users can watch our DW livestream of the funeral here . Instead of the initial plans for 800 mourners, just 30 people will attend the ceremony, due to coronavirus restrictions. Those attending include the widowed queen, her four children and eight grandchildren. "This service had to be hastily scaled back in order to remain in line with COVID restrictions here in the UK," said DW correspondent Charlotte Chelsom-Pill. "The public is being asked to stay away from Windsor Castle and all royal residences." Watch video 02:43 Share Funeral of Prince Philip Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3s99B British Royals prepare for Prince Philip's funeral To deter crowds from gathering during the … [Read more...] about Prince Philip to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle — WATCH LIVE
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now The Queen and senior royals have appeared in the funeral procession behind Prince Philip's coffin. Prince Harry and Prince William have also been pictured together as part of the procession, with the duke loaded onto his custom-made Land Rover for his final journey. For a minute-by-minute guide to what to expect today as proceedings unfold, click here . The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week aged 99, will be remembered at a small service with 30 guests, in line with Covid restrictions. The Order of Service published ahead of the funeral, which will begin at 3pm, reveals key themes that will sit at the heart of the service, including the Duke's "unwavering loyalty" to the Queen and his "courage, fortitude and faith". No sermon will be delivered during the ceremonial royal service, in keeping with Philip's wishes, and there … [Read more...] about Prince Philip funeral UPDATES: Queen and senior royals follow behind Duke’s coffin
An emotional Prince Charles and other Royal Family members and mourners have arrived at Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Philip's funeral. He wore a face mask as he was driven through the castle's gates, as did Prince William and wife Kate Middleton as they departed Kensington Palace in west London. The Queen, 94, is preparing to say her final goodbye to her husband of 73 years following his death at their Berkshire home on April 9. Philip, 99, will be interred in the Royal Vault alongside 24 other coffins following an eight-minute procession and a 50-minute service that has been scaled back due to England's coronavirus rules. Just 30 mourners, led by the Queen and her four children and eight grandchildren, are allowed to attend the televised service, and they are required to wear face masks and social distance throughout. Hundreds of people defied a warning from police and showed up to lay flowers or survey the scene outside the castle, surrounded by armed police, in the … [Read more...] about Prince Philip funeral: Charles, Kate and William lead mourners arriving to say goodbye