Eduard Folayang will go to Japan looking for war vs hometown bet Shinya Aoki

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite facing a whole nation in support of Aoki, Folayang is unfazed with the forthcoming atmosphere since he knows his win over his Japanese foe back in 2016 is still in the air.Folayang (21-6) said his devastation of Aoki (42-8) in their first fight on Nov. 11, 2016 at Singapore Indoor Stadium left a lasting effect that would still be felt come their rematch on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“What I will do is train hard because he knows I’m ready for this fight and that alone has a psychological effect on him,” said Folayang in Filipino Thursday at Gloria Maris in Gateway for Team Lakay’s media lunch. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Eduard Folayang is nearly three months back at the top of ONE Championship’s lightweight division and his first defense is against the man that he beat to get to that golden pedestal.The Philippines’ mixed martial arts icon will defend his ONE World lightweight title against Shinya Aoki in ONE: A New Era in a rematch more than two years in the making in a country his opponent  deeply understand—Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES View comments “As a citizen of this country I have to do my part because this is the area I’ve excelled at and I will show to the world that the Filipinos can excel in this area,” said Folayang. “This is a very big thing for me because I’m not just carrying myself but I’m carrying all the people.”“It gives me a lot of pride and motivation representing the people around me and of course all my countrymen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ll go there looking for war. I think once he feels fear, it’s in him on how he’ll react.”Folayang annihilated Aoki in their first fight, taking the title via technical knockout after referee Yuji Shimada stopped the fight 41 seconds into the third round.The 35-year-old Folayang made one successful defense of his title against Ev Ting, pulling off a unanimous decision but lost in his next fight via a stunning knockout against Martin Nguyen a day before he got to celebrate the anniversary of his victory against Aoki.Since the loss, Folayang racked up three straight wins all ending in convincing decisions. In the last one against Amir Khan, the Landslide pummeled the Singaporean for five rounds to regain the belt.Folayang also added that he’s traveling to Japan not only as a fighter but as a citizen of the Philippines—a country he vowed to represent in the best way possible.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READlast_img read more

Senators Back on Capitol Hill

first_imgNormal official activities returned to the Capitol Building Tuesday, August 5, following a two-week break that afforded Senators to return to their counties for observance of the annual July 26 Independence Day festivities, which had officially been expected to take place in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.The celebration of the Independence Day in those counties was postponed to 2015, due to deplorable road conditions.The Senators were also expected to use the break to carry on awareness and sensitization campaigns on the Ebola epidemic.In preparation for the Senators’ return, the Capitol Building like all Government structures, Monday went through a thorough day-long spraying of offices and the grounds.Early last week, the leaderships of the two Houses asked hundreds of their non-essential staff to go home and stay away from the Capitol Building.According to the decision, those asked to go home will be paid their regular salaries during their leave of absence.The secretariat of the Liberian Senate described the leadership’s decision as a precautionary measure instituted in line with the Government of Liberia’s fight against the spread of the Ebola epidemic.The Senate secretariat said only lawmakers and key essential staffers, including Directors, Chiefs of Staff and executive secretaries would be allowed to enter the premises of the Capitol Building during the period of closure, while serious preventive hygienic measure were being executed.Due to the seriousness attached to the Legislature’s decision, it was decided that during the closure of the building, only the front gate to the Capitol would be opened.It may be recalled that on the eve of their departure for the Independence break on July 22, 2014, the Senators concurred with a House of Representatives’ Resolution that funds earmarked for the official celebrations of the Independence Day in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties, be used in the fight to stop the spread of Ebola.However, the uncontrollable debate that ensued prior to the concurrence vote forced Senate Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley to use his gavel several times for order, and only returned when he decided to fine seven lawmakers US$10 each, accompanied with stern warning that he would throw out any Senator that acted rude.”“If you act rude, I will throw you out. Don’t take it for joke; I am not joking.  People are dying all over the country and you people are taking it for joke,” an enraged Pro Tempore Findley thundered. Meanwhile, Gbarpolu Senior Senator J.S.B. Theodore Momo has described as successful the awareness and sensitization campaign in his county.Senator Momo told this newspaper that up to the time he left Gbarpolu Monday, there was no report of new Ebola cases in that part of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Autopsy of security guard rules out murder

first_imgA post-mortem examination conducted on Keegan Boston, a security guard who was stationed at Cummings Electrical Company Limited, found that he died from a blunt trauma which is consistent with a fall.The 60-year-old resident of Lot 520 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was discovered in the guard gut with a wound to the back of his head on Sunday. Reports are that the man was last seen alive at about 23:00h on Saturday while executing his duties at the company in Garnett Street, Campbellville, Georgetown.However, Boston was found dead in the hut at about 06:15h on Sunday by an electrician attached to the company in the presence of another security guard who was supposed to relieve Boston of his duties.According to the security guard, he realised something was amiss after continuously calling for Boston to open the gate and not getting a response. After several minutes, the electrician decided to scale the fence and made the gruesome discovery.An alarm was raised and the police were summoned to the scene. The body was taken to Lyken Funeral Home where it awaited a post-mortem.Crime Chief Lyndon Alves noted that while there were reports which suggested that the security cameras were not functioning at the time of Boston’s demise, the police still have to pursue every angle possible in determining if the man was murdered and the motive behind it.last_img read more

Man United transfer warning: ‘If Real Madrid really want De Gea, they will get him’

first_imgAndy Brassell takes a look at the latest European transfer gossip on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show.The Euro football expert kicked off by bringing the boys the latest on Xherdan Shaqiri’s future, revealing Inter Milan look certain to win the race for the Bayern Munich winger’s signature, despite interest from Liverpool and Stoke City.He also claimed Manchester United will be powerless to prevent David de Gea from joining Real Madrid should the Spanish giants come calling in the summer, and said Victor Valdes will be the perfect replacement after his arrival at Old Trafford.last_img read more

VAR confusion could blight World Cup – Southgate

first_imgHowever, the visitors were only awarded a spot-kick after German referee Deniz Aytekin overturned his initial decision not to give a penalty when substitute Federico Chiesa tumbled under the challenge of James Tarkowski using VAR.“I’m glad it’s not the World Cup just yet,” said Southgate. “I think the ruling is ‘clear and obvious’ and it’s not. It’s one you can debate all day.”Southgate added that he is against the use of technology, as in England’s Premier League, despite the huge financial considerations wrong decisions can affect.“I prefer referee’s decision is final. It’s sport and we shouldn’t be talking abut how much money it’s cost or lost.”England were on course to back up their 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday and draws against World Cup favourites Germany and Brazil back in November thanks to Jamie Vardy’s 26th-minute opener.“Generally over the two games I’m really pleased,” added Southgate.“In the last four games we’ve played four of the biggest countries in the world, at different levels of progression, and been competitive in every one.”Insigne’s equaliser was the first goal England have conceded in six games.However, the hosts could have been punished far earlier for a lackadaisical start but for some poor finishing from Ciro Immobile.The Lazio striker has scored 34 goals this season, but twice failed to get his shot away in time after pouncing on a pair of errors by John Stones inside the first three minutes.Immobile’s best chance came 10 minutes later when he met Antonio Candreva’s enticing cross unmarked at the back post, but again failed to find the target as his header drifted over.– Kane void –England have had to cope without talismanic striker Harry Kane through injury for all of their last four friendlies.However, Vardy furthered his case should Southgate have to cope without Kane once more in Russia by blasting ruthlessly into the roof of the net from Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick.Italy will not be joining England in Russia come the summer having failed to qualify for the first time in 60 years.But the difference in motivation for both sides failed to show as a slew of substitutions began in the second half with many England players unable to make an impression in their final match before Southgate names his provisional 23-man World Cup squad.England’s lack of goals without Kane continues to be a concern for Southgate.Kane has scored seven goals in his last six international appearances, but without the Spurs striker England lacked a cutting edge to kill the game off.They were nearly punished when Insigne volleyed across Butland and just beyond the far post 10 minutes from time.But there was no such reprieve five minutes later.The decision to use VAR at the World Cup has not been an entirely popular one due to mixed results from a series of trials across the world.But replays proved Tarkowski had trod on Chiesa’s foot and Insigne wasn’t distracted by a lengthy wait to take the penalty as he smashed low into Butland’s right-hand corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000German referee Deniz Aytekin analyses video footage before awarding Italy a late penalty © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 28 – England manager Gareth Southgate believes a lack of clarity over the video assistant referee (VAR) system could blight the 2018 World Cup.Southgate’s side were denied another impressive World Cup warm-up friendly result as Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty three minutes from time salvaged a 1-1 draw for Italy at Wembley on Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal town has the highest percentage of vacant commercial properties in Ireland, a report has found.Ballybofey has a commercial vacancy rate of 28.2%, it was announced today.Letterkenny was also placed well above the national average with a vacancy rate of 20.2%. The national average is 12.3%. Charlie Ferry of the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce says that this is a shocking statistic.He said that businesses are under huge pressure under current commercial rates. “If we can get the rates down, it might stave off closures,” he said.Ferry said that more closures are imminent unless the Council cooperate with businesses by lowering rates.Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said that the Property Tax would give councils more leeway to negotiate commercial rates, but this has not happened, Ferry said. The Ballybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce set up an online petition demanding a 25% reduction in commercial rates for Donegal businesses. It has 33 signatures so far.Out of the 7268 commercial addresses in County Donegal, 13% were reported to be empty.The vacancy rates for other towns fell in and around the national average: 15.9% of commercial properties in Buncrana are vacant, along with 9.9% in Bundoran and 12.5% in Donegal town.These figures arose from a GeoView and DKM Economic Consultants quarterly report on Commercial Properties in Ireland that counted empty units in August 2013.Annette Hughes, Director of DKM Economic Consultants said “The vacancy rates are also likely to influence the location of new development.” by Rachel McLaughlinHIGHEST COMMERCIAL VACANCIES IN COUNTRY IN BALLYBOFEY was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ballybofeychamber of commercecommercial propertiesvacant businesseslast_img read more

Rapist who attacked Donegal woman at comic event to appeal sentence

first_imgA man who was jailed for violently raping a young Donegal woman at a comic book convention is reportedly set to appeal the severity of his sentence.Keith Hearne (29) from Allenton Drive, Tallaght was jailed for 12 years for rape, oral rape and false imprisonment of Ms Dominique Meehan from Letterkenny, who was 23 years old at the time. Ms Meehan was attacked and threatened by Hearne while she was volunteering at a gaming convention in a Dublin hotel in 2015.  He cornered her in a meeting room, bound her hands and threatened her with a knife if she wasn’t quiet.The Irish Independent reports today that Hearne will appeal the length of the sentence handed down to him in the Court of Appeal on 12th April. Ms Meehan has been informed.Ms Meehan waived her right to anonymity during the legal proceedings after the rape.She has spoken of her life was turned upside down by the ordeal. She struggled with mental health problems and lived in fear that she would be attacked again.Ms Meehan has been outspoken in the media about her attack in a bid to inspire other victims to come forward and report to the authorities if they have been assaulted. She has also highlighted the services of the Sexual Assault Treatment Units in Ireland.Rapist who attacked Donegal woman at comic event to appeal sentence was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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


first_imgLouth secured comfortable win over Donegal in Allianz Hurling League Division 3B this afternoon.Louth finished with 13 men but still registered a 6-12 to 1-08 victory at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.Domhnall McArdle and David Kettle were dismissed for the visitors, who led by 2-05 to 1-06 at half-time thanks to goals from Derek Horan and Brian Corcoran.Shane Callen scored two goals for Louth, while Darren O’Hanrahan also raised a green flag during a second half which saw Sean McVeigh and Niall Campbell register Donegal’s only two points. HURLING: DONEGAL 1-08 LOUTH 6-12 was last modified: April 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Asaph Mwebaze named new Nyamityobora coach

first_img Tags: asaph mwebazeBen MisaggaNyamityobora FConduparaka fc Asaph Mwebaze started the current season as Onduparaka’s head coach (file photo)KAMPALA – Barely a week after firing their coach, Nyamityobora has confirmed Asaph Mwebaze as their new tactician.The Ankole based side who are currently hosting their games at Wankulukuku parted ways with former head coach-James Odoch following a 6-1 to KCCA FC on Sunday.The incident was followed by be-meaning comments by their Chairperson Ben Misagga on Twitter. On the same media, Misagga confirmed Mwebaze’s arrival on Thursday evening.“It’s done, read Misagga’s tweet.“Mwebaze is now Nyamityobora FC Coach.“He handles the boys from tomorrow. I will fully support him because he has been my friend.“I like straight people he’s one of the few.After Misagga’s comments on Sunday, he was asked by the Coaches Association to apologise to Odoch and the footba fraternity, something he openly down played.Whether he did apologise remains a mystery but the former SC Villa president has gone on to announce Odoch’s replacement.Asaph Mwebaze has been out of job since he left Onduparaka FC just over a week ago.He will be tasked with the role of trying to help Nyamityobora fend off relegation this season.His new side are currently occupying one of the last three spots in the league and host SC Villa on Friday afternoon at Wankulukuku.Comments last_img read more

Atheist Doctors Might Kill You

first_imgYour doctor’s religious beliefs – or lack of them – might have a lot to do with how soon you exit this world when elderly or infirm.  Science Daily reported, “Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors who are deeply religious, suggests research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.”  The press release from the British Medical Association concluded, “the relationship between doctors’ values and their clinical decision making needs to be acknowledged much more than it is at present.”The findings appear to be subject to interpretation, because not all religions are created equal.  The article said, for instance, “Specialists in the care of the elderly were somewhat more likely to be Hindu or Muslim, while palliative care doctors were somewhat more likely than other doctors to be Christian, white, and agree that they were ‘religious.’”    Interpretation aside, consider the logic: a religious person is likely to care very much about the afterlife and the consequences of dying.  Religious doctors are also likely to have moral principles about the sanctity of life.  Why would an atheist care about such things?  When you die, you die; it’s only natural (everything dies, after all), and better that a patient be put out of misery.  Let the dying sleep so we can focus the resources on the living, he or she might say.    Ideas have consequences.  You had better consider your doctor’s beliefs, and the beliefs of health care policy makers, when considering your final will about prolonging your own life.  The new leftist/progressive push toward universal health care (mostly promoted by the non-religious) also contains the seeds of rationing – decisions about what lives are worth preserving without any thought of human dignity.  Despite the promises and repudiations about rationing, the American president snuck in a recess appointment for head of the healthcare program who has overtly promoted rationing as a preferred policy (see  Watch what politicians do, not what they say.  That principle applies more than ever in the current political environment..    One tragic statistic in the press release illustrates the erosion of belief in God among the majority American population: “But, overall, white doctors, who comprised the largest ethnic group among the respondents, were the least likely to report strong religious beliefs.”(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more