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2015 Debut of Toyota Camry at NY International Auto Show -2014

Ever made someone do a double take? You will now. The new 2015 Camry styling is impossible to ignore, with bold, aggressive hood lines and a striking new front grille. From now on, people won’t just be talking about all that technology, safety and quality engineering. They’ll be too busy asking “Who was that?”

Starting with the exterior…

The front end is all about attitude … with a new bumper cover and a prominent grille…
Brighter, best-in-class LED low and high-beam headlights feature sleek housings.
We gave it a new hood … paired with a more prominent character line that spans from its muscular fender flares …across its new doors and rear quarter panel … and into a freshly styled trunk … giving it a clear sense of motion.
New tail lamps sweep into the freshly tapered bumper cover.
And the wider track gives the car a more athletic stance and confident curb appeal.

Throughout the redesigned interior …

We used soft-touch materials for a more refined look and feel…
French stitching, satin chrome, and metallic black trim …dress up our premium models.
Customers will recognize the … seats, door panel and steering wheel have been improved.
And we gave it a new center stack with simplified and intuitive controls.

We also added top-flight electronics …

A 4.2-inch multi-information display… conveniently located in the meter cluster … helps keep the driver’s attention on the road.
Working with JBL … we custom-tuned the audio system for superior sound …
Audio screens up to 7-inches display the latest and greatest Entune system.
And the Camry even offers a segment-first wireless charging system for your phone.

To improve NVH and make this the quietest Camry ever ..we added almost 30% more carpet insulation …while moving the side mirrors out further away from the cabin to reduce wind-noise.

Camry has never skimped on safety … so we’re offering advanced safety features, like:

Our pre-collision system
Lane Departure Alert
Adaptive Cruise Control
Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
And Auto High Beams.

With the Star Safety system standard across all grades … we expect Camry to achieve a NHTSA 5-Star safety rating …and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

A few years ago … we launched the sporty SE grade on the current Camry … and it was a huge hit … accounting for 45% of the Camry sales mix … and bringing younger buyers into the brand.

The median age of an SE buyer is 45 …12 years younger than the segment average.

To give our customers more of what they want … we created the all-new Camry XSE grade that you see here on the stage.18-inch alloy wheels and an enhanced suspension make this the sportiest Camry yet.

Said, Bill Fay, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc at The New York International Auto Show 2014, Press Conference.

2014 NY International Auto Show @ NY Javit Center

In 1900, the New York International Automobile Show became North America’s first automotive exhibition. For over one hundred years, through depression, war, boom-time, oil crisis, recession and growth, it has continued its pioneering tradition of bringing new and innovative ideas to a national and world stage. In the last decade, the Show has boosted the number of new vehicle announcements, broken attendance figures, and increased media attention to extraordinary levels.

Combined with the City’s energy, and the fact that metro New York is one of the nation’s largest markets for new car and truck sales, the Show is now one of the most important automotive events in the world.

In addition to its place as one of the world’s greatest public shows, NYIAS has expanded its range of world-class trade and industry events. Today, nearly 100 individual events, conferences, industry forums, symposiums, award ceremonies, roundtables, and parties take place during the Show’s press preview week – in addition to the more than two dozen press conferences hosted by the automakers.

No other event brings the business, consumer and lifestyle press, Wall Street’s financial community, the marketing and advertisers of Madison Avenue, and the nation’s largest and most diverse metropolitan population together in such a unique way.

The Show offers virtually every make and model vehicle sold in the U.S. under one roof giving consumers the unique opportunity to see everything the auto industry has to offer. From fuel-sipping economy cars to million dollar supercars, NYIAS has something for everyone.

So come for a visit, and see what’s driving you!

World Liberty TV, Motor Team was on hand to bring you the  breaking latest and greatest news at the New York International Show 2014.

Kevin “Flushing Flash”,Kelley WBC Featherweight World Boxing Champion-2014

Kevin Kelley in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Flushing Queens) is a timeshare salesman and former professional boxer and television commentator.

Kelley won two New York Golden Gloves Championships as well as the 1985 119 lb Sub-Novice Championship and the 1986 119 lb Open Championship. In 1988 Kelley advanced to the finals of the 125 lb Open division and was to have met Fred Liberatore in the finals. Kelley was injured and could not fight. Liberatore was declared the Champion by Default-Injury.

In the Olympic box-offs he lost to Carl Daniels. His record was 62-5.

Known as the “Flushing Flash”, Kelley held the WBC Featherweight title and defended it until he lost he TKO to, Mexican Alejandro Martín González, after Kelley failed to come out for the 11th round. Kelley won the title by defeating Gregorio Vargas by unanimous decision in 1993.

Kelley was then signed to an HBO contract, and remained in title contention for the next decade. More known for being in big fights rather than gaining big victories, Kelley’s resume includes TKO losses to boxing legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, both of which came during Kelley’s career decline.

Kelley’s defeats include losses to Naseem Hamed. In 1997 Hamed flew to the United States to fight there for the first time. His ceremonious arrival on the British Airways Concorde was covered by multiple media outlets. There, he and former two-time WBC Featherweight champion of the world Kevin Kelley fought in Ring Magazine’s fight of the year at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Despite being dropped three times himself, Hamed put Kelley down for a third and final time to win by a fourth round knockout. This was his first of many fights on HBO. The fight was ranked 100th in Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Sporting Moments in 2002.

Kelley knocked out former WBA featherweight champion Derrick Gainer in 1996, a loss which Gainer later avenged via unanimous decision in 1998.

While fighting, Kelley also has moonlighted as a color commentator, most notably for HBO. He was the lead on HBO’s short lived KO Nation television show. The show served as a “hip hop” based boxing broadcast, and was hosted by Ed Lover. Kelley now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and works as a timeshare salesman for RCI.

Mustafa Hamsho, former World Middlewight Boxing Contender -2014

Mustafa Hamsho is a retired Assyrian/Syriac boxer who never won a world title, but fought some big names in his career. Though he was not a winner in all of those fights, he did some things to make every one of his fights interesting and controversial in some regard. The Syrian Slugger racked up a winning record in the late 1970s, defeated Wilford Scypion in 1979 and former world middleweight champion Alan Minter in 1981 to get a shot at then-champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler in October of that year, but showed no respect for the champion during their matchup – or at least for the time it lasted. Hagler methodically used left jabs and right crosses to bust up Hamsho’s face (which needed 55 stitches) until the fight was stopped on cuts in the 11th.

Hamsho continued to fight, defeating Curtis Parker, future world champion Bobby Czyz, and former three-division world champion Wilfred Benítez during 1982 and 1983, then received a return visit to take on Hagler in a rematch in October 1984 in NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

After Hamsho tried to play rough in the early going, Hagler ended things early this time by flooring Hamsho twice in the third round (the second knockdown produced by a Floyd Patterson-like hook), thus forcing Hamsho’s trainer to jump in and stop the fight. Hamsho would continue to fight, with the biggest name on his list being Donny Lalonde, who decisioned Hamsho in the spring of 1987 and would then go on to become light heavyweight champion later that year. Hamsho’s career would then peter out over the next few years.

Exclusive interview with Gentleman Gerry Cooney, Former World Heavyweight Contender-2014

Gerry Cooney is a retired Irish-American professional boxer from Huntington, New York. Cooney is best known for his loss to world champion Larry Holmes in 1982, and his win over ex-champion Ken Norton in 1981.

 Known for his big left-hook and his imposing size, the tall, lean Cooney had his first paid fight on February 15, 1977, beating Billy Jackson by a knockout in one round. Nine wins followed and Cooney gained attention as a future contender. Although his opponents were carefully chosen. He moved up a weight class and fought future world cruiserweight champion S.T. Gordon in Las Vegas, winning by a fourth round disqualification. Cooney had 11 more wins, spanning 1978 and 1979. Among those he defeated were Charlie Polite, former US heavyweight champion Eddie Lopez, and Tom Prater. These were not rated contenders however.

By 1980, Cooney was being featured on national television. Stepping up, he beat one time title challengers Jimmy Young and Ron Lyle, both by ‘knockouts,’ although the Young fight was stopped because of cuts sustained by Young. By now he was ranked number 1 by the WBC and eager for a match with champion Larry Holmes.

In 1981, he defeated former world heavyweight champion Ken Norton by a knockout just 54 seconds into the first round with a blisteringly powerful attack. This broke the record set in 1948 by Lee Savold for the quickest knockout in a main event in Madison Square Garden. Since his management team was unwilling to risk losing a big future pay day with Holmes by having him face another viable fighter, Cooney did not fight for 13 months after defeating Norton.

The following year, Holmes agreed to fight him. With a purse of ten million dollars for the challenger, it was the richest fight in boxing history to that time. The promotion of the fight took on racial overtones that were exaggerated by the promoters, something Cooney did not agree with. He believed that skill, not race, should determine if a boxer was good. However, if Cooney won, he would have become the first Caucasian world heavyweight champion since Swede Ingemar Johansson defeated Floyd Patterson 23 years earlier. This caused Don King to label Cooney “The Great White Hope.” The bout drew attention worldwide, and Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was one of the biggest closed-circuit/pay-per-view productions in history, broadcast to over 150 countries.

Cooney fought bravely after he was knocked down briefly in the second round. Some believe he was winning until he was fined three points for repeated low blows in round 10. But, after 12 rounds, the more skillful and experienced Holmes finally wore him down. In round 13, Cooney’s trainer stepped into the ring to save his fighter from further punishment.

In June 2010, Cooney became the co-host of “Friday Night at the Fights” on SIRIUS XM Radio where he shares his views with listeners on active fighters and relevant issues in the sport.

Gerry Cooney now resides in Fanwood, New Jersey, with his wife Jennifer and two of their three children, Jackson and Sarah. His other son Chris resides in New York. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Walt Whitman High School, where he graduated.

Cooney remains close friends with Holmes several years following their classic fight.

Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist and World Boxing Contender ,Howard Davis Jr. 2014

Howard Edward Davis, Jr. is a retired world-class American amateur and professional boxer. Growing up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children, Davis first learned boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali, Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died. He was also awarded the “Val Barker Trophy at the Olympics, beating out such boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks.

He turned professional after the Olympics and went on to a professional record of 36–6–1 with 14 knockouts. He retired in 1996. As of 2009, he works as boxing director at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, where he trains both amateur and professional boxers and MMA fighters. He is also a motivational speaker and a musician.

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand at the 3rd Annual NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Induction and awards Dinner, where Mr Davis was inducted in.

3rd Annual NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Induction and awards Dinner-2014

The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).

The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner was held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is sponsored by Ring 8

“This is another very strong class of inductees,” Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. “We are honoring New York’s finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.”

Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Patterson (55-8-1, 40 KOs), of Brooklyn, will be inducted posthumously along with his adopted son, boxing trainer Tracy Harris (63-8-2, 43 KOs), the former WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion from New Paltz.

Other living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF are former WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion Billy Backus (49-20-5, 23 KOs), of Canastota; former WBC Featherweight Champion Kevin Kelley, of Flushing, Queens; former WBC Featherweight Champion Juan LaPorte (40-17, 22 KOs), of Brooklyn; Huntington’s World Heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney (28-3, 24 KOs), Brooklyn’s two-time World Middleweight title challenger Mustafa Hamsho (44-5-2, 28 KOs) and Glen Cove’s Howard Davis, Jr. (36-6-1, 14 KOs), a 1976 Olympic gold medalist as well as Outstanding Boxer, and a three-time World Lightweight title challenger.

Other posthumous participants being inducted along with Floyd Patterson are World Lightweight Champion Lou Ambers (91-8-7, 28 KOs), of Herkimer; three-time World Welterweight Champion Jack Britton (239-57-44), of Clinton; and World Featherweight Champion Terry McGovern (55-8-1, 40 KOs), of Brooklyn.

Living non-boxer inductees are ESPN boxing commentator and trainer Teddy Atlas, of Staten Island; promoter Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment), of Brooklyn; boxing historian and Showtime analyst Steve Farhood, of Brooklyn; trainer and Sunnyside Gardens matchmaker Gene Moore, of Queens; and boxing writer/historian Angelo Prospero, of Rochester.

Deceased non-boxers in the Class of 2014 are trainer/cutman Whitey Bimstein, of Manhattan’s Lower East Side; legendary trainer Cus D’Amato (Bronx and Catskill), who launched the career of “Iron” Mike Tyson as well as Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres; trainer William Muldoon (Belfast/Caneadea and Westchester County), who was also the first Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission; and manager Tom O’Rourke, of New York City.

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission and Waterfront Crabhouse. Ring 8 also plans to build a monument in Long Island City with every NYSBHOF inductee’s name inscribed.

The 2014 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair and Neil Terens.

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years, in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers.

About Ring 8: Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, RING 8 – and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

For more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.

Lita professional wrestler and WWE Diva, to be inducted WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans- 2014

Amy Christine Dumas best known by her stage name Lita, is a retired professional wrestler and WWE Diva active from 1999 to 2006.

After briefly working on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Dumas signed with World Wrestling Federation in 1999. Originally, she was paired with Essa Rios, but she achieved her greatest push alongside Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme. Throughout her career, she won the WWE Women’s Championship four times. During her tenure with the company she became arguably the most popular Diva in the company’s history.

Dumas had an off-screen relationship with Matt Hardy, which ended in 2005 after an affair with Adam Copeland/Edge. WWE used the real-life drama between the trio as a storyline throughout 2005 and 2006, which led to Dumas becoming villainous on-screen. The relationship also led to the firing of Hardy in 2005, although he was rehired later that year. In February 2014, WWE announced that Lita will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania XXX.

After her retirement from wrestling in 2006, she formed the punk rock band The Luchagors. The band released their self-titled debut CD on September 11, 2007. She is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

Randy Orton vs. Batista at the WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans-2014

At WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6, six-time World Champion Batista returns to The Grandest Stage of Them All to challenge The Face of WWE, Randy Orton, for the most prestigious title in all of sports-entertainment, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The championship battle will etch not only a new chapter in The Show of Shows’ already illustrious history, but also the latest development in the years-long competition between The Animal and The Viper, former Evolution cohorts.

Both Superstars have grown by leaps and bounds since their nascent days as mere pupils of The Game and “The Nature Boy.” Despite his hiatus from the ring, Batista — newly empowered by his Jiu-Jitsu studies — has proven in his comeback to be every bit as destructive as he was years ago. Former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio found that out the hard way at Elimination Chamber, when Batista downed him with an explosive Batista Bomb. And even though Orton’s merit to be called The Face of WWE has been called into question, there is no denying The Viper has found ways to hold onto the WWE World Heavyweight Title in even the direst of straits.

With the unification of the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles last December, this year marks the first time in more than a decade that there has been a single World Champion at WrestleMania, adding an even greater air of grandiosity to the proceedings. Will The Viper slither out of New Orleans and continue his historic title reign? Or, will Batista complete his stated goal and stand alone as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion?

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan, at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans-2014

The show features Triple H facing Daniel Bryan for the right to join the threeway battle with Randy Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, The Undertaker placing his undefeated WrestleMania streak on the line against Brock Lesnar, John Cena fighting for his legacy against Bray Wyatt, The Shield versus Kane and New Age Outlaws, a Fatal Fourway to decide the tag team championship, a 30 man, over-the-top rope battle royal in honor of Andre the Giant and AJ Lee defending her Divas championship against 13 other women.

Ever since SummerSlam, Triple H, his wife Stephanie McMahon and his various allies in The Authority have confounded Daniel Bryan’s attempts to climb the WWE mountain because they say he is a B+ player…and decidedly not best for business. It took utilizing his fans and almost taking Raw off the air, but The Beard finally has Hunter’s attention. Though he paid for it with a brutal beating at the hands of The Game, Bryan has a shot a revenge at WrestleMania when he faces Haitch, with a chance to compete for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.

The man who has held the WWE title since SummerSlam (and who unified that belt with the WHC when he defeated John Cena at TLC), Randy Orton, and the 2014 Royal Rumble winner, Batista, were none too pleased with the Chief Operating Officer’s decision regarding Bryan. Having had enough of their complaining, The King of Kings decided that not only would he defeat the bearded upstart, but he’d end the whining of his former Evolution followers by entering the triple threat himself and claiming the titles.

WWE WrestleMania 30 Press Conference at Hard Rock Café NYC- 2014

It’s that time of the year that every professional wrestling fan waits for. WrestleMania 30 is just around the corner this Sunday. But before things get underway in the ring in New Orleans, WWE  held the annual press conference for the event on Tuesday.

Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Stephanie McMahon, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and many more  were  in attendance as the company gets set for what should be the biggest event in its illustrious history.

Here’s how  the press conference unfolded live on Tuesday:

What: WWE WrestleMania 30 Press Conference

Date: April 1

Start Time: 11 AM ET

Location: New York, NY

Where: Hard Rock Cafe

Live Stream: WWE Network

The card so far is shaping up to be one of the more memorable in the history of WrestleMania, which is some very high praise.

Here’s a look at the card as it stands right now:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Triple H/Daniel Bryan

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan, winner is inserted into main event

Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way

The Usos (c) vs. Los Matadores vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Real Americans

The Shield vs. Kane and the New Age Outlaws

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational

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Interview with Hulk Hogan host of WrestleMania 30 ,to be held at Mercedes –Benz Superdome New Orleans-2014

One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don’t know is he was in the “sport” for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time. Hogan made his pro debut in 1978 and wrestled as “Sterling Golden” before becoming “Hulk.” Hogan was getting main event matches while wrestling in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) in the early 1980s before he was cast as Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). That bit of casting propelled Hogan into the spotlight and he was soon to enter the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. At the time, the WWF was just beginning to go from local television (they were based in the Northeast U.S.) to national, and Hogan’s personality (and some well-done marketing and PR, plus the Wrestlemania series) helped to transform not only the WWF, but wrestling into the big show it is today. Hogan won the WWF title numerous times, and was credited with dealing André the Giant his first loss in pro wrestling.

Hogan was soon seen everywhere — television, cartoons, movies, records and lunch boxes — but he was a part of the steroid scandal in the WWF, and quietly left the organization. Hogan laid low in wrestling circles, but continued to act before coming back, this time with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the WWF’s bitter rival. Hogan helped create the New World Order, the main bunch of badmen in WCW, and became more popular than ever. He abandoned his trademark red and yellow colors for black, and even dyed his beard black. He still wrestles as of today, and, like it or not, is probably one of the best entertainers in any form of show business. He always put on a show.