Folayang to defend ONE title vs Ting in Manila

first_img2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino world champion Eduard Folayang will face Malaysia Ev Ting in his ONE Lightweight title defense before his fellowmen on April 21 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Folayang-Ting match will headline the ONE: Kings of Destiny fight card, the first of the two events the Asian Mixed Martial Arts promotion will hold in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Folayang, who gained the World Title with a sensational third-round knockout of Japanese legend Shinya Aoki November last year in Singapore, will be fighting in the Philippines for the first time since December 2014.READ: Folayang to defend ONE lightweight title in massive eventFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“In April, I will have the opportunity to show the world why I hold my coveted title,” Folayang said in a statement.“I know how exceptional Ev Ting’s talent is. I am in a tough preparation for this bout…I don’t want to let my countrymen down. I will make sure that the belt stays in the Philippines.” Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos READ: Manila to host two ONE Championship events next yearTing, who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, holds a 13-3 card. He secured a fight with Folayang after a split decision win over former title challenger Kamal Shalorus last February.“Eduard Folayang is a great champion and is admired by many Filipinos, but he has what I want. I’m coming to Manila to get it from him and bring the belt home to Malaysia,” Ting said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Lady Bulldogs still lack the edge, admits Santiago Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Consequences…

first_img…of the JudgementsThe CCJ has deferred the “consequential orders”, to be issued following its judgements on the NCM and GECOM Chair’s appointment cases, till next Monday. But in the meantime, there are other “consequences” that your Eyewitness has been highlighting that were already playing out and which have now risen to the fore with a vengeance. The most dangerous one is the cynicism engendered in our Constitution by Granger and his PNC Government’s treatment of it.A democratic country’s Constitution is as close as we can get to the stipulated “social contract” political philosophers like Hobbes, Locke and others proposed between we, the citizens, and the state we have formed to move us out from the “state of nature”, where life was “nasty, short and brutish”. The Constitution lists the powers – and separation of those powers – of the State and the government we elect to run that State on our behalf; gives us procedures to elect and to remove that government; enumerates our rights that the State cannot violate; procedures to amend the Constitution and finally insists that ultimately sovereignty resides in we the people.But like its predecessor regime under Burnham, the Granger PNC has insisted on violating the rules of the Constitution with impunity and incredibly declaring that orders of the Court interpreting those rules are their “perception” and they, the PNC, are entitled to theirs!! Even though the Constitution insists the Courts are the authoritative bodies to interpret it!! Case in point was Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as the GECOM Chair and his retort to CJ George that the choice HAS to be a Judge!! Who he duly appointed so we know he had made his choice all along outside of the constitutionally-mandated list submitted by the Opposition Leader. Well, the CCJ has now supported Justice George – even though they rejected her acceptance of Granger’s unilateralism – but the damage has already been done to undermine the Constitution and its guardians. And we can see this in the reaction of PNC’s partisans now that Patterson has to go.Everyone knew why Granger wanted Patterson – the latter’s subsequent actions proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he was a PNC poodle – and as the CCJ declared, Granger’s unilateralism violated the intent of the change to the Constitution that incorporated the “Carter Formula”.  But a large section of the populace now believe it’s OK to subvert the Constitution for political expediency and that the President trumps the Judiciary on interpreting the Constitution.And this is exactly why Granger has just declared that there won’t be elections until AFTER HtH registrations!Never mind that this will ultimately be decided by the CCJ.…of illegalityThe CCJ has now concluded that Granger committed an illegality when he reached outside the names submitted by the Opposition Leader and plunked Patterson into the GECOM Chair. Now, there are some, who argued this point from the moment the illegality occurred – because it so clearly violated the consensual mechanism that was embedded in the Carter Formula. However, some of those same folks are now suggesting that we allow him to remain there – because of the need for quick elections, which, they presume, selecting a new candidate will preclude.Well, apart from that unfounded premise, there’s that old maxim in law – “Ex turpi causa non oritur action” – “from a dishonourable cause an action does not arise” – which suggests that a law breaker must not be allowed to profit from his illegal action. And this is exactly what will be done for Patterson – who’s a serial law breaker – if allowed to continue.Remember him claiming his false declaration of being Chief Justice of Grenada was a “slip of the pen”.Patterson must go!!…of a conscience voteEven though the CCJ ruled that Charrandas Persaud’s NCM vote was in accordance with the Constitution, PNC partisans are still baying for his blood.They’ve resorted to interpreting the Bible to insist he’s a “Judas”!last_img read more

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Response to Public Power and Distribution Inc missive

first_imgDear Editor,It was my intention to open Pandora’s Box and release its last inmate, hope. My previous missive was a championing of ‘doom and gloom’ but I am cognisant of the festive season and all it means to us in Guyana. The focus would have been on Hope Canal, a project conceived as a solution to the catastrophic floods of 2005; a canal that has a carrying capacity of 58 cubic meters per second and serves to drain the East Demerara Water Conservancy of excess water.It is Hope that relieves Guyanese of stress caused by dark clouds and raindrops. However, fate intervened in the form of a reply to the aforementioned ‘doom and gloom’ by Power Producers and Distribution Inc (PPDI).The PPDI public relations officer fell victim to his inability to read and comprehend when he stated that I claimed “(PPDI) does not have local content nor does it have the capacity as its predecessor, Wärtsilä Operations Guyana Inc (WOGI).” For his and the public’s benefit, please allow me to reiterate my position.PPDI does not have the capacity to build the 300MW power plant envisioned by ExxonMobil. PPDI is a two-year-old State-owned maintenance company with the failure of the Anna Regina and Guyana Sugar Corporation’s Wärtsilä engines as part of its record. PPDI has no history of anything other than GPL engine maintenance. PPDI’s local content is not an issue as PPDI would not qualify to tender for building ExxonMobil’s power plant.Editor, PPDI further states that I “sought to achieve is to discredit the profound decision-making capabilities of Minister Patterson” in this PPDI is correct. Patterson’s fetish for nationalisation by other names does irreparable harm to our nation’s future. Minister Patterson declared in Parliament that he would save US$6 million per year by setting up PPDI, poaching the WOGI workforce and awarding PPDI the GPL contracts.PPDI has never declared a $6 million annual profit, and the resulting loss of the engineering and construction capability of WOGI to Guyana is why ExxonMobil has not begun construction of the power plant. Minister Patterson’s takeover of the Berbice Bridge has also done terrible harm to private investor confidence and I regret not being more strident during the creation of PPDI as silence seems to have emboldened the misguided actions of the Minister.I hope this brings clarity to the issue.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

first_imgThe fiery Ribery will be under the spotlight and Bayern’s senior figures have warned him to keep his cool in the cauldron of the Calderon.“Everyone has spoken to him (about it), the coach, his fellow players,” said Rummenigge.“But one shouldn’t overplay it. What happened on Saturday was exaggerated out of proportion.”The 33-year-old former France winger pinched the face of opposition striker Nicolai Mueller in Saturday’s 1-0 German league win at Hamburg, which saw him booked.It was the latest in a number of incidents involving Ribery, who has been sent off six times in his career.At minnows Carl Zeiss Jena, he struck a Jena defender on the head, but escaped punishment, while vying for the ball in a 5-0 German Cup romp at the end of August.In the pre-season German Super Cup final he shoved his elbow in the face of Borussia Dortmund’s Felix Passlack, which earned him a yellow card, and pushed over Inter Milan’s Felipe Melo in July’s pre-season tour of the USA.Uli Hoeness, who is set to be re-elected as Bayern’s president in November, says Ribery is being targeted.“It is obvious that the opponents now want to provoke him into a red card,” Hoeness told broadcaster Sport1.“But it is not always easy. He is always challenged in an incredibly hard and brutal manner and he is a very emotional person.”Hoeness said the Frenchman would be “well advised to restrain himself”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery has been sent off six times in his career © AFP/File / John MacdougallBERLIN, Germany, Sep 27 – On the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone’s men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year’s Champions League semi-finals.last_img read more

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Leicester make £15m bid for 19-year-old Belgian starlet Wilfred Ndidi

first_img 19-year-old Wilfred Ndidi would be a versatile addition to the Leicester squad 1 Leicester have lodged a £15.5million bid for Genk’s teen star Wilfred Ndidi, according to reports in Belgium.The 19-year-old, who can play in central midfield or defence, has caught the eye with his mature displays for Genk over the past two seasons.And now newspaper HLN have reported that Leicester have opened the bidding to sign him when the window opens in January.They are said to have lodged a cash bid of £15.5m which could rise to £18m in performance related add-ons.However Genk are holding out for more money for the Nigeria-born starlet, and hope to scoop around £21.5m for any sale.The club’s technical director Dimitri De Conde told the paper: “Ndidi and [team-mate Leon] Bailey  have indicated that they want to stay until the end of the season.“But suppose there comes a megabid, it is very difficult to keep them here.”last_img read more

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Sport Magazine Podcast, episode 13: Farah, SPOTY, Conte, Giggs & 6N bonus points

first_imgEditor Tony Hodson hosts this week’s Sport Magazine Podcast and he is joined by chief subeditor Graham Willgoss, senior writer Amit Katwala and staff writer Charlie Morgan.Join the team as they mull over the following questions…How will Gareth Southgate get on as England manager (01:05)?What are the team’s favourite sports films (01:50)? Where does Mo Farah go from here and should we bother to watch Sports Personality of the Year (05:05)?Is Antonio Conte the best manager in the Premier League (12:10)?Will we see Ryan Giggs in management any time soon (17:10)?Can Eddie Jones and his England side complete a perfect year by beating Australia on Saturday (22:10)?Is it the right call to introduce bonus points to the Six Nations (26:45)?Subscribe to the Sport Magazine Podcast and leave a review on iTuneslast_img read more

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TAXPAYER’S MONEY SHOULD NOT BE USED TO BAIL OUT GAMBLERS – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty has said that taxpayer’s money should not be used to bail out gamblers.The Donegal Deputy was speaking after Irish Nationwide made a settlement to bondholders after its buyback of subordinated debt which is unguaranteed. Deputy Doherty said that rather than being pumped into this defunct institution, the €29 million could be used in any number of ways to benefit the taxpayer – such as building NINE schools. He fumed “Unguaranteed subordinated debt is the riskiest form of debt and the burden of buying back these bonds has fallen upon the ordinary people of this State.“Irish Nationwide, like Anglo Irish Bank, is a defunct, insolvent institution. Neither banks hold deposits and neither have any systemic importance.“The fact that any money is being paid out of the public purse by nationalised banks to buy back these unguaranteed bonds is absurd.“Given that the bonds are not due for repayment until 2016 and 2018, the Government are overseeing a blatant waste of taxpayers’ money. And he added that the Minister for Finance needs to speak up on the issue.“The Minister for Finance needs to justify the payment of taxpayer’s money in such a nonsensical fashion by an institution that will be liquidated and wound up by the time these bonds mature.“Taxpayers’ money should not be used to bail out gamblers. Rather than being pumped into this defunct institution the £29million pounds being paid out could be used in any number of ways to benefit the taxpayer such as building nine schools.”ENDSTAXPAYER’S MONEY SHOULD NOT BE USED TO BAIL OUT GAMBLERS – DOHERTY was last modified: March 26th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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Introducing the TouringPlans Amazon Store!

first_imgThese are items that we’ve found useful in our travels to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal, and Disney Cruise Line. To look through all our featured items, click here!We’ll continue to update our store with new items, so make sure to hit “follow” on our Amazon page! Share This!In honor of Prime Day, we’ve opened our own TouringPlans Amazon Store!Here, you’ll find our top picks for beating the heat, traveling with kids and packing for any Disney vacation. Curious about some of the items you’ll see? Here’s just a sample.last_img

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Social Media: Google Ranks as Most Social Company

first_imgOxford Communications has has a great infographic report on social networks and their use across US industries.  The company created an index that they’re calling NPSI, the NetProspex Social Index, and using that, have sliced and diced the social usage across  companies.The NPSI takes into account:Social Connectedness — number of employees with at least one social profileSocial freiendliness and reach – average number of connections per employee across social networksSocial Activity – Average number of tweets, number of followers and followingsThey found that the most social companies in the US are:GoogleMicrosoftAmazonJuniper NetworksAdobeAnd among industries, the ranking was:Search Engine companiesAdvertising and MarketingBankingMedia — TV, Radio, NewspaperToys and GamesHR and RecruitingITSoftwareConsumer ElextronicsRetail Apparellast_img read more

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Shifting water weight can trigger small earthquakes in California

first_img REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Shifting water weight from California’s rainy seasons has been linked to the frequency of small earthquakes. Water shapes California powerfully, deluging the state with El Niño–generated rainfalls and drying it out with punishing droughts. Now, a new study suggests that water may play yet another role: triggering earthquakes.Scientists for decades have tried to understand how different natural forces, pressing on Earth’s surface, might help explain changes in earthquake rates, with mixed results. The pulsing of the tides has been one long-standing suspect, but their effect is weak or nonexistent. In the Himalayas, rains from the annual monsoon season have also been found to affect quake frequency. And in California, criss-crossed with faults and at the center of grinding tectonic plates, quake activity seems to increase regularly in the autumn along part of the San Andreas fault—during the driest time of year.To find out whether precipitation was playing a role, geophysicist Christopher Johnson, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, set out with colleagues to gather data from a network of 661 GPS sensors scattered around the state. The units are sensitive enough to detect when the ground rises or sinks by a few millimeters because of water weight, groundwater pumping, and tides, among other things. The scientists then teased out how much of those fluctuations came from water being added to or subtracted from Earth’s surface, and calculated how that affected forces deep underground where earthquakes begin, or nucleate. Those force changes were matched with a catalog of nearly 3700 California quakes between 2006 and 2014.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A pattern emerged: of increased quakes in tandem with shifts in water-related stress, suggesting that the seasonal flexing of Earth’s crust, under the loading and unloading of water weight collected in snow packs, lakes, and reservoirs, can trigger certain kinds of earthquakes, the researchers report today in Science. For some faults, that happens more frequently in late summer, when water levels are lowest and Earth has rebounded from a previously heavy precipitation load. For other types of faults, the rise in small temblors came in spring, when Earth is in the middle of rebounding—as snow melts and runs downstream, Johnson says. For the various types of faults, the difference between the peak quake months and the slowest months is small, varying by roughly 10%.The findings help show that the duration of the force changes at the surface matter as much as their magnitude, Johnson says. California tidal fluctuations—another potential mover of Earth—bear down on the coast with a force comparable to the seasonal water weight. But those show little effect on quakes in the state. That appears to be because tides change on a 12-hour cycle, rather than a 12-month one, Johnson says.That offers insights into the way that earthquakes, big and small, are born, says Jean-Philippe Avouac, an earthquake scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. “It tells us that the nucleation process is long enough that there is no response to Earth tides. But it is short enough that it can respond to the annual fluctuation of stress,” Avouac says.Although the findings are intriguing, there’s a risk of overstating the links between water weight and quakes, says John Vidale, a geophysicist at the University of Washington in Seattle who has studied tides and quakes. The findings shed light on how relatively small stresses can influence quakes. But, he says, that won’t necessarily translate into the elusive quest to predict earthquakes. “It’s not like we’re going to suddenly be predicting big earthquakes weeks ahead of time because of this.” By Warren CornwallJun. 15, 2017 , 2:45 PM Shifting water weight can trigger small earthquakes in Californialast_img read more

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