Daily Dose: 11/14/11

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November 14, 2011

 

Bay

Hunters Point Shipyard – Candlestick Point Project selected for National Investment

The public elected him less than a week ago and Mayor Edwin M. Lee already has exciting news to share.

In a recent press conference Mayor Lee announced that the Hunters Point Shipyard – Candlestick Point redevelopment project was chosen as one of a rare three for Transformative Investments in the United States by the Brookings Institution.

A forum held in Washington D.C., by The Brookings Institution and Lazard selected three projects in progress as models for transformative physical, social and economic change toward a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.

 

Hunters Point Shipyard – Candlestick Point will transform a former military base into a flourishing community of 25,00 residents and create 12,000 permanent jobs.

This project is the largest redevelopment that has occurred in San Francisco since the horrific 1906 earthquake.

 

 

 

Sports

Pacquiao declared victorious Saturday night

No matter whom you bet to win, Philippines Manny Pacquiao received the majority-decision for the anticipated Saturday night fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, against opponent Juan Manuel Marquez.

The three judges scored the fight 114 – 144, 115 – 113, and 116 – 112 in Pacquiao’s favor.

 

For five minutes the broadcasted decision was met with catcalls and boos from livid Marquez fans in the arena.

After the announcement, Pacquiao took center ring for his post-fight interview.

“It was clear to me that I won. He is a counterpuncher and I caught a lot of his punches,” said Pacquiao.

The statistics prove Pacquiao’s point, he landed 176 punches while Marquez with 138; Pacquiao also connected 17 more power punches than his rival.

On the opposing end, press and fans argue that Marquez was the one to connect with the most head snapping blows that evening.

The Filipino fighter implied that if the opportunity arose he would meet Marquez for a fourth time, whereas Marquez said he needs to discuss his future plans with his family.

For more information, visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204323904577035362574704368.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_News_BlogsModule

 

 

 

About the Author

Majoring in journalism (print and online) and minoring in international relations at San Francisco State University. A&E reporter for SF State's Golden Gate Xpress.