Break Science Live Band will hit Brooklyn Bowl for an awesome two-night run, playing on December 16th and 17th. The weekend is sure to be filled with bangin’ beats provided by Adam Deitch, beautiful keyboard melodies and electronic production by Borahm Lee, and a host of familiar faces backing them up, as Deitch’s Lettuce bandmates Jesus Coomes, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom will all join together to form the Break Science Live Band.The show will feature the melodic, hip hop-tinged electronic grooves that you’ve come to expect from Break Science, with tons of fun covers and samples thrown into the mix. While Deitch and Lee are a force to be reckoned with on their own, adding Coomes, Shmeeans, Zoidis, and Bloom will certainly enhance the mix. Jesus holds it down tremendously on the bass, while Shmeeans is a reliable master of rhythm guitar. Zoidis and Bloom need no introduction, as their exploits as the Shady Horns have made them one of the most in-demand horn sections in the business.The Break Science Live Band have only played a handful of shows together, but given their comfort level interacting with each other in Lettuce and in the Analog Future Band, each show by this group has been beyond impressive. Take a look at a few videos from AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 to see just how fun their sets can be. First up, check out pro-shot footage of the band covering “Me, Myself & I” by De La Soul, then watch fan-shot footage of “Throwback” / “I Can See It In Your Face”, and “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe / Let’s Groove”.Watch “Me, Myself & I”, courtesy of Aura FestivalWatch “Throwback/I Can See It In Your Face”, courtesy of YouTube user Tim RyanWatch “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe / Let’s Groove”, courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNSThese two nights at Brooklyn Bowl simply can’t be missed! To buy tickets, click here for December 16th, and click here for December 17th, or enter to win them below.
Diane Paulus considered it self-evident to put race at the center of the American Repertory Theater’s revival of the award-winning musical “1776,” debuting next year.Speaking Friday at the “Vision & Justice” conference, Paulus, A.R.T.’s director, said earlier runs of the musical about the writing of the Declaration of Independence, failed to adequately depict how the nation’s founders dealt with slavery. “I thought, as an artist today, this makes me want to do the musical and look at who wasn’t included,” Paulus said. “It’s a great American tragedy.”The conference brought together Paulus and other experts from Harvard and beyond to explore the role of the arts in citizenship, race, and justice. Participants included University President Larry Bacow, former University President Drew Faust, several Harvard deans, and prominent national figures including Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation; musician Wynton Marsalis; student activist Naomi Wadler; rapper Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz); artist Carrie Mae Weems; and Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor at Harvard and director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. The conference concluded Friday evening with a keynote speech by Bryan Stevenson, J.D./M.P.P ’85, a professor of clinical law at New York University who in 1989 founded the Equal Justice Initiative.The two-day conference, which was hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, included panel discussions, musical performances, and videos and films at Sanders Theatre and the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center.Launched to consider the roles of art and culture in establishing the narratives of people of color, the conference was inspired by a course taught by Sarah Lewis ’97, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and African and African American studies, who also moderated parts of the event.Lewis was drawn to the subject by her research of Frederick Douglass and his understanding of how art was used to manipulate public perception of African Americans. She said she was also inspired by her grandfather, who was once expelled from school for asking why there were no African Americans in the history books.“The work of culture alters our perceptions,” said Lewis. “It connects us to the work of justice. How many movements have begun when a work of art, when culture, so shifted our perceptions of the world entirely that we had to conceive it anew? I think more times than we can possibly imagine.”The conference began Thursday with opening remarks from Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, after which the first session featured multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Bell, Columbia professor and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb, Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Harvard Art Museums’ Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography Makeda Best discussing “Citizenship and Racial Narratives.” Later, Weems and Lewis were joined by architect David Adjaye to deliberate “Originality and Invention” before the afternoon wrapped up with performances by Weems and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.Friday morning began with welcoming remarks from Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, Ph.D. ’82, who said he hoped the conference would “provide new insights into power and culture and a broader understanding of race and justice in the United States.”The day’s first panel, “Cultural Citizenship,” examined art’s ability to make people of color feel a sense of belonging. The panel was moderated by Drew Faust, president emerita of Harvard and the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor.Following an opening performance, Marsalis suggested that jazz can be a metaphor for different kinds of people working together. “The drum is the loudest, the bass is the softest, the bass is the lowest, the cymbal the lightest, and they’re forced to deal with each other,” he said, explaining how musician improvise with one another.,Theater’s role, said Paulus, is to show “a world where we’re stuck and angry but hope for transformation. … The theater is always about the impossible becoming possible.”Later in the morning, a panel on “Race, Culture, and Civic Space” considered the role of public spaces in race and justice. Artist Theaster Gates, founder and executive director of the Rebuild Foundation, which focuses on urban renewal in Chicago, said the proliferation of grim strip malls in urban areas impact people’s ability to be their “best selves.”“Justice requires we not only have beautiful places in the downtown, we have beautiful places in the hood,” said Gates, a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.Another panel focused on the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate credited with revealing that children there were being exposed to high levels of lead, told Clinton during an interview that officials neglected Flint but would not have ignored a majority white community.“People chose to close their eyes to Flint,” Hanna-Attisha said.The conference also tackled how people of color are portrayed in politics and the media. Although Hollywood is becoming more diverse, racial minorities remain dramatically underrepresented. Speaking on a panel titled “Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm,” Yara Shahidi ’21, star of the ABC sitcoms “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” and a Harvard University student, said that meaningful progress would come when TV and movies are made about people of color “doing nothing in particular.”“To just exist on screen and for people to be hungry for that, that would mean a lot,” Shahidi said.Wadler, a 12-year-old from Alexandria, Va., who protests gun violence, particularly against African American girls and women, called attention to the “adultification” of black girls, saying they are viewed as older and less innocent than white girls and, as a result, more responsible for their actions, resulting in harsher punishments.Like Shahidi, Wadler said she wants to see people like her reflected in national institutions.“I looked at the editorial board at The New York Times, and it was very white and male,” Wadler said. “I want to see a black female like myself.”Friday also featured an interview of conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas by Cheryl Finley, an associate professor of art history at Cornell University; a section on “Race, Technology, and Algorithmic Bias”; concluding remarks by Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and a professor of African and African American studies; and a public reception at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, which is currently exhibiting works by documentary photojournalist Gordon Parks from the collection of Dean and his wife, Alicia Keys. “I don’t think slavery ended in 1865; I think it just evolved. It turned into decades of violence and terror and lynching. … And we haven’t talked about what that era of terrorism has done to us.” — Keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson Two-day conference explores the nexus of art, race, laws, and norms Sarah Lewis finds her way back to Harvard In his keynote address, Stevenson began with an extended personal anecdote about his experience with bigotry as a child, saying the nation must fully confront its painful history of slavery and racial violence if it is to become a truly just society.“We cannot create justice in this country until we change the narrative. Until we create a new relationship to our history, I don’t believe we’re free in America,” said Stevenson. “Our artists and our storytellers and our historians are so critical to the struggle. We can’t have justice without poetry, without dance, without music, without art, without sculpture, without leaders who are finding ways to shift this narrative.”Under Stevenson’s leadership, the Equal Justice Initiative has fought to exonerate death-row prisoners, confront abuses of the incarcerated mentally ill and others, and help children prosecuted as adults. He recently won a historic Supreme Court ruling banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children 17 or younger.Last year, Stevenson led the creation of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala., to honor victims of lynching in the South.Stevenson said the greatest evil of American slavery was the “narrative of racial difference that was created to justify enslavement,” an extension of the bias used to justify genocide against Native Americans. He said that ideology of white supremacy endured even after slavery.The 13th Amendment “talks about ending involuntary servitude and ending forced labor, but it doesn’t say anything about ending this narrative of racial differences. … I don’t think slavery ended in 1865; I think it just evolved,” he said. “It turned into decades of violence and terror and lynching. … And we haven’t talked about what that era of terrorism has done to us.”The historic migration of millions of African Americans from the South is one legacy of that violence, Stevenson said, observing that blacks relocated to northern states not in search of economic opportunity but “as refugees and exiles from terror in the American South.”Even the Civil Rights movement failed to eradicate the legacy of bias, Stevenson noted. He said it “breaks my heart” to have to tell Harvard students that even today, “If you’re black or brown your Harvard degree will not keep you from being presumed dangerous and guilty.”Stevenson said South Africa, Rwanda, and Germany have recognized the need to remember and learn from the violence in their pasts, “but in this country we don’t talk about slavery, we don’t talk about lynching, we don’t talk about segregation.”His intent is not to see the nation punished, he said. “What I’m interested in is liberation. I believe there’s something better waiting for us than what we’ve experienced. There’s something that feels like racial equality, that feels like justice, and it’s out there but we can’t get there till we change the narrative.” Becoming her fullest self Despite the challenges, Stevenson urged his listeners to remain upbeat, saying, “We cannot create justice without hope.”Still, he cautioned that to succeed, “We’re going to have to be willing to do things that are uncomfortable.” He noted that he himself had endured times when, “I’ve just been completely shattered by inequality,” recalling the anguish he felt at the execution of an intellectually disabled death-row inmate whose life he had tried to save.“The truth is when you try to change narratives, when you stand with the poor and the condemned,” he said, “there will be moments when you feel overwhelmed.” But he urged his listeners to join the fight. “You don’t have to be the most talented and gifted artist. But if you have a heart and a mind and a willingness to change narratives, if you’ve got some hope, if you’ll do some uncomfortable things, you will contribute to the justice quotient that we’re trying to create in this country.” Related Picturing vision and justice
Uber was chosen for transport during Advent by tourists from almost 80 countries, which once again confirms that it perfectly complements the tourist offer of Croatia throughout the year. UBERBIKE PUBLIC BICYCLE SYSTEM COMING SOON IN EUROPE Thus, in Split, Uber was mostly ordered for transport to the Mall of Split and to the city center and Ferry Port, while in Dubrovnik the most popular destinations were the city walls and the airport. In Zagreb, customers mostly ordered Uber to the Arena Zagreb shopping center the city center and the locations where the best Advent in Europe took place. Advent locations Uber was visited by the people of Rijeka and their guests, and most often they went to the city center and Trsat Castle where the second Advent was held at Gradina. In Split and Zagreb, the most common destinations were the city center and shopping centers, in Dubrovnik the city walls and the airport, and in Rijeka the city center and Trsat Castle In December, the city centers with the Advent offer were in the main focus, and local Uber users also went to holiday shopping, ie shopping centers. But interestingly, in addition to domestic users, tourists from almost 80 countries used Uber during Advent in Croatia, which clearly speaks of the importance of Uber’s arrival in Croatia and its market position both in the market and in the perception of users. As they point out from Uber, this year Uber proved to be the first choice for touring holiday events in the four largest Croatian cities. Thus, Uber in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik was used by almost 30 percent more users during Advent than last year. A simple plastic representation of how tourism is not one industry, but how it connects many other industries vertically and horizontally. RELATED NEWS: OVER 170.000 TOURISTS USED UBER THIS SUMMER ON THE CROATIAN COAST During December, which is the most visited tourist time of the year along with the summer season, Uber was mostly used by tourists from the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Belgium and Canada. UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISM
Ahead of Holiday Travels, Governor Wolf Announces More Tools Available to Public via 511PA SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, Innovation, Press Release, Public Safety, Transportation, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today alerted drivers that more information is now available to them for their holiday and future travels through www.511PA.com, Pennsylvania’s statewide travel information service. Motorists can now see any travel alerts on state roads along a specific route when they enter “start” and “end” points, and additional weather information is available for dozens of roadway sites across the state.“Keeping goods and people moving safely and efficiently is a critical government function,” Governor Wolf said. “We continue to look for ways to empower the public as they may travel choices, and these 511PA enhancements put valuable information at the public’s fingertips.”To view travel information tailored to a driver’s specific route, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has added the “Check My Route” tool through which users enter “start” and “end” points and see travel alerts for state roadways along the defined route. During the winter, the tool also shows when each road was last plowed.511PA also now features images and information from 69 PennDOT Road Weather Information System Sites along major state roadways. Each “Weather Station” shows a photo along with temperature, wind and precipitation information for that specific location.The Governor also announced that 511PAConnect, a service the administration unveiled a year ago that provides motorists with information during long-term road closures, received another award – the fifth since its implementation. The Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania named 511PAConnect its 2017 Project of the Year at a ceremony held this month.“I’m very proud of the work that went into 511PAConnect and even prouder that we have this innovative service to assist travelers when needed,” Governor Wolf said.Motorists can visit www.511PA.com to see plow-truck locations and road-plowing data, and check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. December 20, 2017
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has created the position of COO, appointing Peter de Graaf to the role.A Dutch national, de Graaf joins from London-based management consultancy Carnstone Partners LLP, where he spent the last seven years as a senior partner.This included leading the firm’s work on capital-market projects with clients and partners such as the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), Risk Metrics/MSCI and WHEB Asset Management. De Graaf will be based in London and report directly to Fiona Reynolds, PRI’s managing director. He starts on 1 December.Before Carnstone, De Graaf was managing director and a member of the board at environmental data provider Trucost.He worked there for nearly two years, and before that spent five years at FTSE, first as managing director for the EMEA and then as managing director for public affairs.As COO at the PRI, de Graaf will have overall operational responsibility for company-wide key projects and for implementing the strategic plan and annual business plans across the PRI, ensuring ongoing oversight and reporting against these plans.He will also be the chief programme officer, which will include implementing new programmatic strategic initiatives.He will work with the managing director and directors to implement the operational and “cross-organisational” aspects of a new 10-year Blueprint for Responsible Investment.Fiona Reynolds said: “The PRI has grown enormously in recent years, which means that, to meet the ongoing needs of our members, and develop new capabilities in the future, we now need a very senior individual who can coordinate projects and deliverables across the whole of the PRI.”
Tata Steel has reportedly offered a funding package of £520m (€620m) to the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) in an effort to end its obligations as sponsor.The company, which runs steel plants in England and Wales, wants to secure a regulated apportionment agreement (RAA) to allow BSPS to operate without a sponsor. Without this, the company claims the ongoing costs of the scheme would make the UK business unviable.The trustees of BSPS have also supported the idea of an RAA, arguing that a restructuring of member benefits would allow the £15bn scheme to remain sustainable without the need to enter into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the UK’s lifeboat fund for defined benefit pensions. However, the two parties need the agreement of the Pensions Regulator (TPR) before the RAA can be established.Indian newspaper Economic Times and the Financial Times in the UK have both reported the £520m offer, although Tata Steel has not commented. The trustees indicated that an agreement was still some way off.In a statement, the BSPS trustee board said: “The trustees note the recent media coverage regarding the future of the British Steel Pension Scheme. The trustees, Tata Steel, and the various regulatory bodies are continuing to hold constructive discussions and it is too early to speculate on how these might conclude.“The trustees remain committed to securing the best possible outcome for members and believe this would be achieved by allowing members to choose between staying in the BSPS (and so getting PPF compensation) and transferring to a new scheme that would provide modified benefits.“For the vast majority of members and pensioners, the modified benefits provided by the new scheme would be better than PPF compensation. BSPS assets transferred to the new scheme would be used to provide the modified benefits with a high level of security and the possibility of progressive reinstatement of pension increases as and when circumstances allow.”The Pensions Regulator said in a statement: “We continue to have discussions with the employer and the trustee about the future of the British Steel Pension Scheme. There are still significant issues to be resolved and we will consider all proposals carefully in light of their impact upon the 130,000 pension scheme members and PPF levy payers.”A spokesperson for the PPF said: “Discussions between all relevant parties on the future of the British Steel Pension Scheme are continuing. The PPF is committed to working with all parties to find a solution that is in the best interest of our levy payers and the 11m people who are protected by us, including the members of the British Steel scheme. Members of the scheme can be reassured that we are there to protect them if required.”In order to agree a deal with Tata Steel, the BSPS trustees would have to be satisfied that any cash settlement compensated for the removal of a guarantee held by the pension fund over Dutch assets.Martin Hunter, principal at Punter Southall, said the guarantee would provide a “substantial boost” to the scheme if its sponsor were to file for bankruptcy.“As precise details of the Dutch assets which are part of the guarantee are not in the public domain, it is not possible to accurately quantify the extent to which the British Steel Pension Scheme would expect its recovery to be improved through the guarantee,” Hunter said. “However, we would expect that the trustees will only be willing to give up this guarantee if the £520m being offered exceeds the recovery they would expect to be able to obtain from these assets through an insolvency process.”
Through the LAPFF, funds have argued that IFRS allows companies to book fantasy profits and pay them out as executive pay and dividends – leaving shareholders such as pension funds to carry the can in the event of a corporate collapse.In 2016, the LAPFF wrote to FTSE 350 companies – including the now-bankrupt services company Carillion – and urged them to ignore the FRC’s position on dividend payments.The FRC obtained its own legal advice that contradicted the LAPFF position. However, it has refused to release the instructions it gave to its lawyers, despite a parliamentary question by Liberal Democrat peer Sharon Bowles, citing legal privilege.Elsewhere in its submission, the LAPFF accused the corporate governance watchdog of running shy of executive pay reform – most notably the highly controversial long-term incentive plans (LTIPs).LAPFF wrote: “The impact of the problems with the FRC is particularly relevant to executive pay, where the FRC has been noticeably reticent in any criticism of LTIPs. It is also of concern that egregious pay schemes are advised by big four [accounting] firms acting as remuneration consultants.”Asset managers want parliament to oversee accounting rulesMeanwhile, the Investment Association (IA) has called for full parliamentary oversight of IFRS after the UK leaves the EU.In a letter to BEIS, the IA’s director for stewardship and reporting Liz Murrall called for the UK to have its own endorsement framework for accounting standards.Murrall wrote: “Investors consider it important that the UK introduces its own independent endorsement process to adopt any new or amended IFRS standards to be applied in the consolidated financial statements of companies that list in the UK.”Tim Bush, head of governance and financial analysis at Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) said he welcomed the position adopted by the IA.“This is a good letter and a reasonable approach.” he said. “It moves the UK closer to the model of Australia. Parliament must be involved.“There is clearly a problem with UK accounting at the moment as we have seen with Carillion, Quindell and Tesco. The core issues in accounting standard setting, prudence, and going concern must be under the control of parliamentary scrutiny.” In its consultation response, the LAPFF highlighted issues raised by several hundred pages of documents released to IPE under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act.The documents showed that over the course of more than a decade the FRC attempted to thwart efforts by the Office for National Statistics to to classify it as a public-sector body.The LAPFF submission said: “LAPFF is also surprised – given that the FRC had attempted reclassification since December 2004 – that the FRC did not once mention this, not only in various meetings with LAPFF, but to parliament itself in various appearances before committees.“All of this appears even more incongruous given that the FRC was appearing before parliament asking for more powers, whilst at the same time in private it was seeking to avoid being a public body.”In a statement, the FRC told IPE: “The FRC is a public body and has always discharged its duties to the full. Our Code of Conduct and register of interests are publicly viewable on our website.“We have received over 250 constructive responses to the consultation on a revised UK Corporate Governance Code. Our discussions with a wide range of investors indicate there is broad support for the UK retaining IFRS [International Financial Reporting Standards] after leaving the EU to enable objective decisions to be made about allocating capital.”The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – to which the FRC reports – has not responded to IPE requests under the Freedom of Information Act.Local authority pension funds have been involved in a bitter spat with the FRC for a long time over whether or not accounts prepared under IFRS present a true and fair view of a company’s financial health. An influential UK pensions body has called for the country’s accounting watchdog to be wound up and replaced with a proper statutory body.The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) – which represents 72 of the UK’s local government pension schemes – made the demand in its submission to a consultation on the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.In its submission, LAPFF said it viewed the positions of the FRC’s chair, Sir Win Bischoff, and chief executive Stephen Haddrill untenable and “considers that the FRC should be put into special measures, to be run by commissioners until a new body is set up under primary legislation”.It is the second time LAPFF has called for the FRC to be wound up and replaced with a new body. It previously demanded action following a parliamentary consultation on corporate governance in 2016.
Image courtesy of GasLogLiquefied natural gas shipper GasLog said its newbuild HN2274 is starting gas trials at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The vessel capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel completed sea trials earlier this month.GasLog noted in its brief statement through its social media channels that the gas trials are scheduled for completion on April 14.To be named Gaslog Whales, the vessel features GTT’s Mark III Flex Plus containment system and low-pressure two-stroke (X-DF) propulsion.The delivery of the vessel is expected in the second quarter of 2020 when it will start its charter contract with a unit of the Japanese LNG import giant JERA.GasLog further pointed out that it also has the SN2213 under construction at SHI. The vessel to be named GasLog Windsor completed its sea trials at the start of February, with delivery expected next month.GasLog Windsor, powered by a low-pressure dual-fuel engine, is capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel and upon delivery will be chartered to Pioneer Shipping Limited, a unit of UK-based Centrica.
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Loading… Amid the racial justice protests taking place around the world following the police killing of black American George Floyd, the heavyweight champion shared his thoughts on the “unacceptable” inequality. And Fury, 31, opened up on how he experiences racism due to his Traveller heritage. The Gypsy King also urged those taking part in Blackout Tuesday to take more long-lasting action. He told GMB on Wednesday morning: “I think it’s a terrible thing that’s happened with the guy [Floyd] who has been choked – unacceptable behaviour from any colour or race of people. “A lot of riots have been going on in America, I think they’re trying to make a point and let people know it’s unacceptable. “Blackout shouldn’t just be a one-day thing, you shouldn’t just post it then forget about it for the other 364 days in a year. “Because I am a white male and I suffered racism in 2020 as a white person, coming from a Travelling background. “Even today you can go into pubs and you can see signs saying, ‘No Travellers or gypsies allowed’. To have such things go on in my life, to see that on doors and whatever, to be refused as a person, it was like, ‘What?’. “It’s still acceptable to be racist towards Travellers. No one says anything, it’s just accepted.” Fury described being staggered by the abuse he receives to this day, with the Manchester-born fighter turned away while with wife Paris. Despite explaining that he proudly represents the United Kingdom in the ring, he was still told to leave the establishment. Fury continued: “It’s terrible because you tar everyone with the same brush and to have such things go on in my life, to see that on doors and whatever, to be refused as a person, it was like, ‘What?’. “I and Paris went to go to a restaurant and they said no gypsies allowed. “I said, ‘I’m a heavyweight champion of the world representing this country’. The Gypsy King will hope to return to the ring soon with a Battle of Britain style bout against Anthony Joshua on the cards. read also:Joshua: Tyson Fury Is Just Another Opponent For Me And, according to Fury, a contract has already been agreed to stage the fight in an unnamed country once his trilogy with Deontay Wilder is completed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Tyson Fury has revealed his family were turned away from a restaurant because they are from a Traveller background.