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Great Belize Television

Great Belize Television, or as it is locally known, Channel 5, is a Belize City-based local television station established in December 1991. Channel 5 airs American and Caribbean programs, as well as a variety of locally produced programs, it is a subsidiary of Great Belize Productions, a local production company established in 1982. Channel 5 is affiliated with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and its subsidiary the Caribbean Media Corporation. Channel 5 has produced such popular programs as "Lauren Da Mawnin", "The Andy Palacio Show" and most Karaoke Television. Channel 5's general manager following its parent company's sale to Belize Telemedia is Amalia Mai, a veteran journalist She succeeds Stewart Krohn a veteran journalist. Great Belize Productions, the parent company of Channel 5, received its broadcast license from the Government of Belize in 1991 and began broadcasting on December 9 of that year. Beginning in 1992, Channel 5 advertised a weekly schedule of programming in the Amandala.

In January 1998, Channel 5 launched its website channel5belize.com, which featured text transcripts for News 5 and video streaming of the newscast. Channel 5, as the Belize representative of the CBU, has won numerous journalism awards at home and abroad. Channel 5's News Department produces News 5 Live for broadcast every weeknight; the program has been the flagship of Channel Five since it premiered on December 9, 1991 and is now Belize's longest running television program. The program runs for 90 minutes including commercials; the show closes with the line "And that's the news!", followed by a plug for the station's website. The Andy Palacio Show Lauren Da Mawnin One on One Karaoke Television Duets KTV Duets Noh Matta Wat! Gimme 5! Hurricane Iris: After the Storm The Land of Belize The Sea of Belize Belize: The Maya Heritage From Invasion to Nation: A History of Belize Be the Next Superstar Note: Channel 5 sells tapes of in-house produced programs at its office. Official Site

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe was a boxing match that took place on April 19, 2008, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, between The Ring light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and undisputed super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe; the fight was dubbed the "Battle of the Planet", the fight was for Hopkins' The Ring light heavyweight title. Hopkins made 20 consecutive title defenses as a middleweight before two losses to Jermain Taylor. At about the same time, Calzaghe made 21 consecutive title defenses in the super middleweight division from Europe during a decade-long reign. Hopkins claimed Calzaghe declined to fight him after Don King's "middleweight tournament" in 2001, in which Hopkins won three title belts, although Calzaghe denies this. On July 21, 2007, Hopkins defeated Winky Wright by unanimous decision to retain The Ring light heavyweight championship. After the fight, Hopkins called out Calzaghe and said that he wanted to fight him at Yankee Stadium on the fourth of July.

On November 3, 2007, Calzaghe defeated Mikkel Kessler by unanimous decision to retain his WBO super middleweight title and win the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles, thus becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion. On December 7, 2007, Hopkins and Calzaghe met face to face in the media room set up for the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton fight. Hopkins and Calzaghe began shouting insults and taunting each other, with Hopkins shouting, "You're not in my league! I would never let a white boy beat me. I would never lose to a white boy. I couldn't go back to the projects if I let a white boy beat me." Hopkins would explain his comments, saying that it was not meant to be taken as a racial slur or a reflection of his feelings on white fighters, but said to create some hype for his fight with Calzaghe. On January 23, 2008, the fight was announced to take place on April 19, 2008, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. For his training, Hopkins worked with Freddie Roach, Nazim Richardson, John David Jackson, Mackie Shilstone.

Calzaghe was trained by Enzo. The fight was promoted by Frank Warren's Sports Network; the bout was televised on HBO World Championship Boxing in the United States and on Setanta Sports 1 in the United Kingdom and the referee was Joe Cortez. Both fighters weighed in at 173 lb. 14,213 were in attendance for the fight, with at least half of them making the trip overseas from the United Kingdom to support Calzaghe. In the first round, seven years younger than Hopkins, was knocked down with Hopkins right forearm which led to Calzaghe suffering a small cut on the bridge of his nose. Calzaghe was warned by referee Joe Cortez in the second round for throwing a low blow. Cortez warned both fighters for hitting behind the head; the fight was slipping into the pattern that favored Hopkins - slow and dirty. Cortez called a timeout and brought both fighters to the center of the ring for a lecture in the fourth round, he did that after both of them had committed fouls - Calzaghe for holding and hitting and Hopkins for hitting on the break.

Calzaghe still managed to land a couple of blows to the back of Hopkins' head at the end of the fifth round. Calzaghe never got the opportunity to showcase his hand speed and combinations. Hopkins would smother him whenever he tried to throw more than one punch, but Hopkins seemed to slow down in the rounds. In the 10th round, Calzaghe hit Hopkins with a punch. Hopkins was slow getting up. Cortez gave Hopkins a five-minute break to gather himself. Calzaghe waved for the crowd to show their displeasure with Hopkins; the fans booed on cue. Hopkins used the full five minutes to recuperate. "It was a low blow," Hopkins said. "It knocked my privates out of the cup. That's why Joe gave me five minutes." Hopkins complained of another low blow in the 11th round, but this time Cortez ignored his plea for time and told him to keep fighting. He came out and tried to ferociously attack Calzaghe. In the end, judges Chuck Giampa and Ted Gimza scored the fight for Calzaghe, while judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight for Hopkins.

HBO's unofficial ringside judge. "It was a good fight. I thought. But, I'm glad, it was a good fight," commented former undisputed Heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. According to CompuBox, Calzaghe landed more punches on Hopkins than any of his previous opponents. Calzaghe landed 232 punches double the number of punches landed by Hopkins. After the fight, Calzaghe called Hopkins one of the toughest fighters he had fought, he said, "I knew. He's so awkward, he gave me some good shots. It wasn't my best night; the world title in a second division and a win in America is just icing on the cake for my career."Roy Jones, Jr. was discussed as the next most opponent for Calzaghe, that fight took place in November 2008. As for Hopkins, he was upset with the official decision and said that he was robbed of a clear points win. Hopkins said, "I just feel like I took the guy to school. I feel. I wanted him to run into my shots. I think I made him do that, I think I made it look pretty easy. I think I controlled the pace, I controlled the fight."

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Cableland

Cableland is the official residence of the Mayor of Denver, Colorado. To date, no Denver mayor has lived in the mansion, it is made available for use to certain non-profit organizations for special events and fundraising purposes. It was donated, along with a $4 million endowment, to the City and County of Denver by cable television mogul Bill Daniels in 1998, he died in 2000. The mansion had many unusual features such as a fire pole down the center of a spiral staircase leading to the master bedroom, elephant sculptures, a pink piano. In 2012, the mansion received a major remodel to modernize the decor; the mansion was built on land subdivided from the original grounds of the Shangri-La mansion built by Harry E. Huffman in 1937. Official Cableland Page