Filipino fighter Catalan extends ONE streak, stops Chinese foe

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ “This victory is so sweet,” said Catalan, who improved his record to 4-2. “I am excited about how the future will unfold as I continue my career in ONE Championship.”“It’s my fourth straight victory and who would’ve thought that I can accomplish this after I went though numerous trials that I encountered in the past. Four straight wins are quite a milestone for me on a global stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCatalan scored a technical knockout victory over Xuewen (1-2), who’s 11 years younger than the Filipino, after raining down his fists 4:22 into the second round of their strawweight bout.Catalan peppered Xuewen, a natural Greco-Roman wrestler, with strikes and all the while matching up with his opponent in the grappling department. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Arellano coach braces for ‘tough’ stretch vs contenders Catalan said his age disparity with Xuewen was enough to motivate him in his training camp.“I was motivated to improve and work on my grappling, he is a former champion of wrestling and much younger than me,” said Catalan.Xuewen won his first fight at ONE Championship through a brutal German suplex that knocked out Phat Soda in the first round back in November.“That was my drive coming into this bout. Indeed, my preparation for this bout was beneficial to my growth as a martial artist.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Rene Catalan has his arms raised after a stunning win. Photo from ONE ChampionshipFor a 39-year-old martial artist like Rene Catalan, having lived for almost four decades is already fraught with milestones.And yet Catalan still celebrated like a little kid when he won his fourth straight fight at ONE Championship after he knocked out Chinese Xuewen Peng in ONE: Kings of Courage at Jakarta Convention Center Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Perspolise to represent PH in Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals in Brazil

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Team Perspolise celebrate after winning the Neymar Jr’s Five 2018 National Final in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines on April 21, 2018Perspolise knocked off crowd-favorite Tondo FC, 4-0, in the Neymar Jr’s Five National Finals Saturday at Turf BGC in Taguig to book a trip to Brazil this July.Perspolise, composed of Louis Serge Kaole, Otuyemi Emmanuel, Junior Stephen Ngong Sam, John Paul Canieso, Okoh Anthony Alechanu, team captain Hamed Hajimehdi and head coach Mikee Carrion, are headed to the World Finals on July 21 at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Praria Grande, Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It was a tough game, but everything worked out for us in the finals,” Carrion said. “It’s a great honor for us to represent the country. We’re going to go there and have fun, but everybody has to watch out because we’re representing the Philippines.”“It was good, we brought out our best players and we are excited to go to Brazil,” said Hajimehdi. “Football is my life, I have been playing since I was thirteen years old. It allowed me to play in many countries and all clubs. It’s also my job, football is my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTondo FC failed to get over the hump for the second straight time after losing to Naxional in the final last year.READ: Naxional trips Tondo, books trip to Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident As pressure mounts, Tabora keeps her composure Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We played better than last year,” said Tondo FC’s Dennis Balbin. “We really had to prepare for this year. We worked on team defense and organization, learning that Neymar Jr’s Five is really a team effort.”“I think we were all rooting for Tondo FC, they would have made a great story,” said Sports Director Anton del Rosario. “But I’m happy for Perspolise, I’ve got friends there. On the world finals, Perspolise won’t play like they’re on vacation. They’re going to play to win.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chess Openings Con’t

first_imgThe Danish GambitThe Danish Gambit is a notoriously wild gambit beginning with 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3The general fact about gambit lines is that the side giving up material is very aggressive in its approach and is looking to cook up something before the position simplifies.Danish Gambit, in particular, is the one where white aims to quickly develop his minor pieces and generate some sort of an attack on black’s king-side. The main line proceeds with black accepting the extra pawn, and white recapturing with his knight on b1. Some lines also include declining the gambit, and playing 3…d6/d5/Qe7.The unsound nature of this gambit was proven using engines, and that is why it isn’t played at the top GM level. It became clear that if black plays logically accurate moves against this opening, white’s attack could be easily nullified leaving it with absolutely no compensation for the lost pawn.However, the Danish Gambit could be a useful weapon against weaker players who fall into the traps that these gambits set out. Also, if there’s some sort of a time constraint, and moves are needed to blitz out, it could potentially work like a charm.last_img read more

Monk hails Swansea’s ‘history makers’ after sealing league double over Man United

first_img1 Swansea manager Garry Monk hailed his ‘history making’ side after they claimed the club’s first-ever Premier League double over Manchester United.The Jacks followed up their opening day victory at Old Trafford with another 2-1 victory on Saturday, as the hosts came from behind to win at the Liberty Stadium.Ander Herrera put United in front in the first-half but South Korea international Ki Sung-yueng equalised within two minutes, and Jonjo Shelvey saw his 73rd minute strike deflected past David de Gea off the head of Bafetimbi Gomis to seal the three points.It was only a second win in eight league games for the Swans, and Monk admitted he took huge satisfaction from beating the Premier League giants again.“We’ve created history by taking six points off United and we’ve performed extremely well to do it,” said the boss.“To do the double over United for the first time in our history, everyone connected with the club should be extremely proud of that.”Man United manager Louis van Gaal said he was “amazed” his side lost the game, but Monk contradicted his counterpart by insisting his side deserved all three points.“We had to ride some pressure second half but we’re playing Manchester United with the squad and players they have,” he added.“They’re always going to create but I think they had only one shot on goal second half.“I thought the first half was quite even, felt we played well and responded how you’d want your team to respond after going behind.“We were pushing and we had a couple of chances cleared off the line, so we were more than competing.“Through the difficult moments in the second half we stuck together and I thought we deserved the win.” Swansea duo Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng celebrate against Man United last_img read more

GARDAI SEAL OFF AREA AFTER MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED

first_imgGardai sealed off an area in the Twin Towns last night after the discovery of a man’s body.The body was spotted by a passer-by who alerted the emergency services.The man, who was in his 20s and understood to be from the locality, was found in Drumboe Woods in Stranorlar. Gardai sealed off the area and launched an investigation into the discovery of the body.However, it is understood that foul play is not suspected.GARDAI SEAL OFF AREA AFTER MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bodyDrumboeGardaiStranorlarlast_img read more

Time for Titan to Shine

first_imgThese papers, however, do not even get to the latest findings from the more recent flybys, to say nothing of the Jan. 14 landing of the Huygens probe (see 01/15/2005 and 01/21/2005 entries); first official scientific papers from the landing should appear within the next month or so.  Every scientist agrees that the surface of Titan is young.  Cryovolcanism – eruptions of ice – may be occurring on Titan today, and so may rainstorms of liquid methane.    Titan is not the only big recent science story at Saturn.  Cassini scientists published 3 papers in Nature May 12 (1, 2, 3) about Phoebe, the outer moon observed at close range on July 11, 2004.  They concluded it was a captured object from the outer solar system with a composition like Pluto.    The radio science team recently made perfect high-resolution occultation measurements of Saturn and the rings.  Cassini now enters prime ringside observations.  Orbits 6-14 over the next few months make Saturn’s rings the prime targets for all the instruments.  What are they made of?  How small are the particles?  How hard or fluffy are they?  Do individual ring particles rotate?  Will ring spokes be seen again?  It should be bonanza time for ring scientists.  For a preview of coming attractions, the imaging team released a stunning movie of a newly discovered moonlet in the Keeler gap that sets up waves in the rings like a giant rock skipping the surface of a pond.  As for pretty pictures of the Saturn system – well, what can words add to stunners like this?These are great days for the Cassini team.  Everything has worked so well it is almost scary.  Why are the media giving these discoveries so little press?  This is one of the greatest achievements in history for solar system exploration, but few are hearing about it.  We make these links available for those who have better things to do than listen to daily decadence from the Michael Jackson trial.  Come, sail to the new world.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Fans of Titan, the large moon of Saturn, are swimming gleefully in scientific reports from Cassini, and it’s only just the beginning: there are at least 39 more orbits planned of this strangest moon in the solar system.  There are too many recent reports to condense into one entry – take your pick:ESA published a full mosaic of all the Huygens Probe descent imagesThe Planetary Society, Universe Today and Astronomy Picture of the Day also described the mosaic.Science News April 30 contributed the fullest account yet of the Huygens Probe findings.EurekAlert compares Titan’s atmosphere with that of Earth.Universe Today does the same.Cassini Imaging released a movie of Titan’s outer atmosphere changing over time, and discussed its complex “anti-greenhouse.”Icarus researchers model Titan’s interior.Artemieva and Lunine, also in Icarus, consider the impact of meteor impacts on the surface.National Geographic highlights the bizarre landscape of Titan.Physics Web talks about the atmosphere and the interaction of atoms and molecules with the magnetic field.Astrobiology Magazine considers the intriguing images of runoff channels from the Huygens cameras.Science printed a special issue on Titan on May 13, with nine articles about the first two flybys:Brooks Hanson provided an overview of science results.Paul Mahaffy summarized the papers in the issue:Radar mapping results.Winds and atmosphere interdisciplinary results.  One quote: “The lifetime of CH4 [methane] in Titan’s atmosphere is only 4 x 107 years, and it requires a surface or interior source if the current inventory is typical of Titan’s long-term history.”Ultraviolet probes of the atmosphere.Mass spectrometer samples of the upper atmosphere.Radio and plasma wave measurements of the cold ionosphere.Magnetosphere measurements on energetic neutral atoms.Magnetic field sensing: no evidence of an internal field detected.last_img read more

China and ag trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There has been some positive progress with regard to China, tariffs and agricultural exports. Leading up to the latest round of talks, China lifted tariffs on U.S. sorghum and the U.S. eased sanctions on the Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp., allowing the company to stay in business.In late May the U.S. and China issued a joint statement indicating that both “agreed on meaningful increases in United States agriculture and energy exports” bringing some temporary relief to ongoing trade dispute concerns. Experts estimate a potential increase of $60 to 90 billion in Chinese purchases of U.S. goods, largely agriculture and beef especially.“To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States’ goods and services,” the White House said in a statement.But reports that China has agreed to import large amounts of U.S. ag goods as part of a tentative framework deal to resolve a trade dispute between the nations have prompted some lawmakers from both parties to express concern about what kind of concessions the administration may be offering China. Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic advisor, told ABC that although there may be “perhaps some small changes around the edges” in U.S. action on ZTE, there will still be big fines and other remedies, and, he added, “do not expect ZTE to get off scot-free. It ain’t gonna happen.”Earlier in May, Bunge, the world’s largest oilseed producer, told Bloomberg News that China had essentially stopped buying U.S. soybeans and instead was purchasing soybeans mostly from Brazil. U.S. soybean sales to China are down compared to last year’s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.In recent years, China’s demand for soybeans has been strong. China is the second-largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, and the country is Ohio’s most important soybean export market. In 2017, soybeans were Ohio’s largest agricultural export, totaling $1.8 billion.“China picked a commodity that would do maximum damage to U.S. agriculture and could do political damage to the administration,” said Ian Sheldon, an agricultural economist, who serves as the Andersons Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.In April, China threatened to impose a 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans and tariffs on 105 other American products. That was in response to the tariffs that the administration proposed on a range of Chinese imports valued at $50 billion.last_img read more

Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite points

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Cache CarnivalFebruary 26, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Cache Carnival is in full swing—celebrating geocaching creativity and diversity.  Focus on finding geocaches with a high number of Favorite points to earn five colorful souvenirs and have the most rewarding geocaching experience—or spruce up your own geocache to make it into a Favorite point magnet.In this article we show you how to find geocaches with Favorite points in your area, how to earn Favorite points to give away, and how you can award one to a geocache you love.What are Favorite points?Geocaching Favorite points are a Premium member feature and a simple way to track and share the geocaches that you enjoyed the most. You can award Favorite points for geocaches you like most and find the best geocaches by searching for geocaches with a high number of Favorite points. These include but are not limited to geocaches in interesting or unusual locations, cool hiding places, creative cache containers, or challenging Mystery Caches.How can I find highly favorited geocaches?Premium members can easily find and sort geocaches with a high number of Favorite points in the following ways:In the Geocaching® app, switch to List view on the map and Sort by: Favorite points to see Geocaches that are liked most in the location you mapped in the app.On Geocaching.com, use the worldwide search to find the best caches around. Select a location or specific radius around your home location, select Search, and sort the resulting list of geocaches by Favorite points. Alternatively, you can filter for caches with a minimum number of Favorite points.Project-GC, a Geocaching API partner, offers a tool that lets you find geocaches with a high percentage of Favorite points. Their Top Favorite Caches feature allows you to search by region and add additional filters, such as cache type and size or terrain rating.How can I collect Favorite points?Only Premium members earn Favorite points to award. One Favorite point just for being a Premium member and one Favorite point for every 10 geocaches you find.How can I award a cache I like with a Favorite point?After you found the geocache and signed the logbook, you can award a Favorite point when logging the cache. On Geocaching.com, award a Favorite point while you log your “Find”.In the Geocaching® app, go to “Log” and select “Found.” Write your log and select the heart icon on the bottom of the screen to award a Favorite point. Post your log.To award a Favorite point to a cache you have found in the past, follow these steps:Go to a cache page that you have logged as “found”.Select the drop down that shows the Favorite points.Select Add Favorite.What geocaches are on your personal Favorites list? Share your most amazing geocaching experiences in the comments!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Avoiding Charlatans and Picking a Lane | Season 2 – Episode 20

first_imgThere are two things on my mind. First, the fact that Charlatans still sell the dream that you can create opportunities without real effort. Second, how markets are getting pulled in two directions, super transactional and super relational.last_img

Rajasthan draft industrial policy to focus on investments, jobs

first_imgA new draft of industrial policy being prepared in Rajasthan after the recent change of government has laid emphasis on investments and employment generation, while ensuring the participation of all stakeholders. A series of dialogues has been initiated to get the opinion of different industrial sectors.In the first dialogue with representatives of food processing and textile industries held here on Tuesday, key inputs were obtained in the areas such as research and development, export promotion, land conversion and construction of dedicated corridors.State Industries Commissioner Krishna Kant Pathak said the draft would be finalised after the study of similar policies in other States and presented before the stakeholders.‘Resolving issues’“The direct dialogues with the industries will help resolve their issues and facilitate the incorporation of provisions which will speed up Rajasthan’s industrial development.” he said.Industry representatives attending the dialogue, organised at Udyog Bhawan here, raised the issues of giving the status of industry to warehouses, removal of ban on export of mustard oil, abolition of mandi tax, review of fixed power tariff, availability of natural gas and the loss caused by lack of conversion of fabric into apparel.last_img read more