Chan Sun Jung makes UFC return, KOs Bermudez in 1st round

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “I put myself in his shoes,” Bermudez said. “If I was away from the sport for three years, man, I would be so thirsty, so hungry to get after it.”In the semi-main event, the previously unbeaten Alexa Grasso lost to veteran Felice Herrig by unanimous decision in a women’s strawweight fight. Herrig won her second straight fight.This was just Herrig’s third fight since the start of 2015, with her last being a victory on July 23, 2016. At 32, Herrig felt she was overlooked with the matchup against the 23-year-old Grasso.“Sometimes, the veterans in this sport actually get overlooked because we’re not these young, up-and-coming fighters that you can market,” Herrig said. “It’s like we kind of get left behind and forgotten about. I wanted to prove I’m here, and I’m here to stay.”Grasso’s unbeaten record come to an end in her second UFC fight.Texas native James Vick picked up a lightweight win over Abel Trujillo. The Fort Worth native won via submission in the third round with a choke hold. He improved to 10-1 overall and made a request in the octagon to get his next fight in Texas, as well, during the UFC’s event in Dallas on May 13.“I’m like a little kid right now. I’m so happy,” Vick said. “This is my state. I love to fight here.”At 6-foot-3, Vick is tall for the lightweight division. He thinks others in the division think they can wrestle him to the ground, but he proved on Saturday that is not the case.“I knew that it was going to present itself because I knew he was going to try to wrestle me,” Vick said of the choke. “I don’t know why they think I can’t wrestle.” Jung is 4-1 in the UFC, with his only loss coming to featherweight champion Jose Aldo in his last fight before his spell in the military on Aug. 3, 2013. Overall, Jung is 14-4 as a professional.Bermudez was ranked ninth in the featherweight division, and this victory makes Jung feel his goal of featherweight gold is once again in his sights.“My goal is always to be the champion, and I think this fight has put me back in the game,” Jung said.Bermudez ended a two-fight winning streak but was happy with his performance, saying he felt he improved on his previous showing last August.It may have been difficult for Bermudez to prepare for Jung, with no recent film to watch. On Thursday, at the pre-fight workouts, Bermudez noted that Jung was in the featherweight division’s top-5. He came in expecting to get the South Korean’s best.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 PH clinches tie vs Indonesia behind Gonzales Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. HOUSTON — After a 3 1/2-year absence from the UFC, Chan Sun Jung looked like he never left.The South Korean featherweight, who left the UFC in 2014 to serve his two-year mandatory military service in his home country, knocked out Dennis Bermudez in the first round at UFC Fight Night 104 Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jung delivered a right uppercut that knocked Bermudez to the ground before delivering multiple right hands that forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight at 2:49 of the first round.“I actually was expecting and planning for a five-round decision,” Jung said. “But I thought if I can catch the knockout or submission, then even better.”FEATURED 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 returnBermudez delivered the most effective blows early in the first round, stunning Jung temporarily. Two minutes into the fight, he thought he was in control.“Everything was going my way, I felt,” Bermudez said. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READlast_img read more

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Descent into slime…

first_img…and Banker’s departureSome are surprised at the decision by Scotiabank to sell off its Guyanese operations at this particular juncture. Finance Minister Winston Jordan certainly is!! He said he couldn’t believe it “when Guyana’s economy is on the cusp of financial transformation with the onset of a massive new oil and gas sector.” The Minister should’ve gone on to ask himself why presumably sane banking executives did make the decision!!While Scotia was having a hard time in the Caribbean as a whole, those executives did know about Jordan’s incipient oil boom…which MIGHT transform Guyana from a “mon and pop” operation to a mega economy with oodles of money to intermediate. Look at how the Merrill Lynch investment division of Bank of America flew in a whole team to find out how they could get a piece of the action! And we have to remember it was Bank of America that walked away when the PNC scuttled the AML/CTF legislation!!So we return to the question that Jordan refused to pose to himself – why? And the answer boils down to something this PNC Government never understood, and evidently will never understand – solid foreign companies with choices are fundamentally averse to POLITICAL RISK! Scotia’s CEO and President Brian Porter – who, not so incidentally, is in Canada and not Trinidad like Republic Bank’s bosses – said it clearly: Scotia has to “…reduce risk to the bank”. So with all the money that might lie ahead, Scotia is walking away because they see Guyana as a “risky” proposition!And now we come to the question behind the initial question – what makes Guyana so risky? And the answer to this one in the PNC Government. Banks like Scotia that’ve been around the block, know that not because money is floating around, it means the business environment will be stable. If money from oil led to stability, then Africa would be like the rock of Gibraltar! What matters is the quality of political leadership since this Government could very well be a lot like the first incarnation of the PNC under Burnham, who embarked on utopian pie-in-the skies policies that bankrupted the economy. Just take a look at Venezuela next door, which has oil oozing from its kazoos!!The LGE has pulled the “kinder and gentler” mask the PNC carefully constructed since 2011: and it’s out there in the open for all to see. This PNC will not govern in a democratic manner that will lead to stability. And lack of stability increases political risk.Republic picked up Scotia’s assets ‘cause it has nowhere to go!!…and Gillbaka banWhile local aficionados were upset the US categorised their beloved Gillbaka as “catfish” – at which they turn up their nose! – our compatriots in Region 11 were hit even harder. The Americans banned the delicacy because we weren’t in compliance with their local regulations, on the entire species of bottom feeders they classify as “catfish”. And while our compatriots in NY and Florida are suffering from Gillbaka withdrawal symptoms, our local fisherfolk who were hauling in the big-bucks from the Gillbaka exports to NY are catatonic!Now the Americans were protecting their local, home-grown catfish but to be fair to them, they also banned other Central American and South American exports. And at the beginning of the year, they told everyone what to do to remove the ban. So here we are; the year almost done, and we’re still on the banned list – which the other countries have complied.The PNC have allocated $350 million for their 2020 Jubilee jump up. But can’t comply with the US catfish regulations!Free Gillbaka!!…and political picongPNC Chair, and Health Minister Volda Lawrence is cutting a fine line on political picong with her public declaration that she’s looking for “PNC doctors”.Is there a medical school at Congress Place??last_img read more

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King’s court: LeBron James dedicates court at his hometown school

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES His former coach, Dru Joyce, was also on hand.James, who is spending more than $1 million on various upgrades for the school, dunked to break in one of the new hoops but missed a couple of long 3-pointers.The 34-year-old will soon begin his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He missed the playoffs last season, failing to make the Finals for the first time in nine years.The four-time MVP did not speak to the media following his on-court appearance.James and the Akron Public Schools teamed up on the school, which is providing a nurturing academic environment for at-risk kids.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Mark Dickel rues late TNT collapse in Game 5: ‘Whatever could go wrong did go wrong’ Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James is triple-teamed by I Promise School students during a pickup game of basketball during the debut of the new basketball court at the school Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Akron, Ohio. James dedicated a basketball court at the school he founded for underprivileged children in his hometown. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday.Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown.ADVERTISEMENT With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists James took a break from his starring role in “Space Jam 2,” currently in production, to spend time with the kids and support his family foundation.Before taking the court for a quick pickup game against the youngsters, James took the microphone and addressed the kids, encouraging them to chase their dreams the way he and his friends have.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This is a basketball court and we see basketball hoops, but it teaches you so much more than just basketball,” he said. “To be able to create a brotherhood or sisterhood and create things that will last forever. A lot of people say things you do in high school you’ll forget. Well, we created a friendship 25 years ago and we’re still firm and strong. This is our way of giving it back to you guys — paying it forward.”And then, James was again dribbling and passing with Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis and Sian Cotton, the “Fab Five” from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, a group that won a state title and became nationally known as James rose from an Ohio teen prodigy to professional icon. View commentslast_img read more

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Thousands riot over G-8 meet

first_imgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel will host the leaders of Britain, France, Japan, Italy, Russia, Canada and the U.S. for discussions on global warming, aid to Africa and the global economy. The summit, like past ones, is attracting protesters opposed to capitalism, globalization, the war in Iraq and the G-8 itself. Police have surrounded the summit site with a seven-mile-long fence topped with barbed wire, and closed the surrounding waters and airspace, fearing terrorism or disorderly protests like the ones that marred at 2001 summit in Genoa, Italy, where police and protesters clashed for days and one demonstrator was killed. Protests near the fence have been banned. In Rostock, the officially permitted demonstration began peacefully Saturday with two groups of marchers gathering at the waterfront. Clashes broke out near the end of the scheduled four-hour rally, as some people pried up paving stones and broke them into smaller pieces. Eventually, five large green police trucks with twin water cannons mounted on top moved in to blast the rioters. A police car was destroyed and several parked cars burned, spreading black smoke over the area. Protesters also torched a large blue recycling bin. Police spokesman Frank Scheulen estimated the number of violence-minded demonstrators at about 2,000. Police put the size of the demonstration at 25,000, while organizers said it was 80,000. ROSTOCK, Germany – Protesters with black hoods and bandannas covering their faces showered police with rocks and beer bottles Saturday, before the heavily armored officers drove them back with water cannons and tear gas during a rally against an upcoming Group of Eight summit. Black smoke from burning cars mingled with the sting of tear gas in the harbor-front area of the northern German town of Rostock, where tens of thousands of people had gathered peacefully at the start of the day. The clashes broke out among hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators and police on the edges of the crowd as the rally progressed. Some 146 police were hurt, 25 of them seriously. Police said they made 17 arrests. It was an unruly start to what is expected to be a week of rallies against the three-day G-8 summit beginning Wednesday in the fenced-off coastal resort of Heiligendamm, 14 miles from Rostock. Werner Raetz, an anti-globalization activist with Attac, one of the organizing groups, distanced himself from the violence: “There is no justification for these attacks.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Video: The BEST goal you’ll see this week. Possibly ANY week!

first_imgWe reckon this is The BEST goal you’ll see this week. Possibly ANY week!It was scored by Ernesto Cristaldo for The Strongest in the Bolivian League at the weekend – and it would be fair to say you don’t save those!But perhaps the greatest thing about it is the fact the Futbol & Football HD YouTube channel, describe it as a 45-yard ‘thunderbastard’!We’d love to hear Sam Matterface call one like that on talkSPORT!last_img

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Toros set for the Seawolves

first_imgIn CSDH’s semifinal, Monterey Bay needed just one conversion to advance via shootout after the Toros failed to convert on their second attempt. Keeper Brenden Baca, however, returned the unlucky play that plagued the Toros all night as he sent his shot off the crossbar as the 10th kicker, sending the game into “do-or-die” mode. In the second session, Tibu Casillas stepped up as the fourth Toro in their rotation and sent his shot just off Baca’s forearm and into the net, resulting in Monterey Bay needing a conversion to force the 10th round. Kevin Proschold, however, failed to convert on his attempt, giving the Toros a chance to defend their crown today. Sonoma won its only previous meeting with CSDH, 2-0, in Rohnert Park, with a goal in each half. Today’s CCAA women’s final will feature top-seeded Chico State (13-5-1) against third-seeded Cal State L.A. (13-5-1) at 11:30 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Sonoma, which defeated CSDH in the 2005 tournament final, will again try to deny the Toros when the teams square off today at 2 p.m. at Toro Stadium. CSDH advanced with a penalty-kicks victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday night. After a 1-2-1 start to the season, the Seawolves have won 17 consecutive games. Sonoma was actually held scoreless for the first 78 minutes Friday, but two-time CCAA Player of the Year Bailey finally found the net when he scored off an assist from Nathan Medina. It was the 17th goal of the season for Bailey and the 43rd of his career. The Seawolves tacked on another goal for good measure in the 87th minute when Mike Travis scored on a Mark Wiedeman assist. Goalkeeper Brook Johnson earned a shutout for the fourth straight game – his ninth of the year for a team that has outscored its last four opponents, 15-0. MEN’S SOCCER: CSDH faces a tall order in CCAA championship game against a streaking Sonoma squad. From staff reports If the Cal State Dominguez Hills men’s soccer team is going to win another CCAA Tournament title, it’s going to have to cool off a team that’s been red-hot the last few months. Andrew Bailey became Sonoma State’s all-time leading scorer on Friday afternoon as the Seawolves beat Cal State L.A., 2-0, in a semifinal that extended the Seawolves’ win streak to 17 games. last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! Everton guaranteed to play European football next season

first_img The Toffees will return to European competition for the first time since the 2014/15 season 1 Everton will play European football next season after guaranteeing a top-seven finish.West Brom and Southampton were the only two teams who could threaten the Toffees’ participation in Europe, but both needed to win all their remaining games.The outcome was confirmed following West Brom’s defeat to Leicester City and Southampton’s goalless draw against relegation candidates Hull City.Ronald Koeman’s side can still mathematically qualify for the Champions League as they trail fourth-placed Manchester City by seven points with 12 points still available.But the Merseyside club are guaranteed to compete in the Europa League at the least, with the Toffees last taking part in the competition in the 2014/15 campaign.Everton could potentially return to first team action on July 27 to compete in the third qualifying round – unless they secure a sixth place finish – which would see them automatically progress to the group stage.last_img read more

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Kanye Thought Kim Might Leave Him After His “Slavery Was a Choice” Controversy

first_img“I never said slavery itself, like being shackled in chains, was a choice.  That’s why I went from slave to 400 years to mental prison to this and that.  If you look at the clip you see the way my mind works.” He told the “New York Times“, quote, “I felt like the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’  So that was a real conversation.” In that same interview, he finally offered a much clearer explanation of what he meant . . . Quote, “I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds . . . sounds . . . like a choice to me, I never said it’s a choice.center_img After KANYE WEST went on TMZ and blathered about slavery being a CHOICE, he was worried that he’d jeopardized his marriage.last_img read more

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Good Samaritan Bought 100 Generators to Help the Bahamas; They’re Being Delivered by Boat

first_imgA man walked into a Costco in Florida and left with 100 generators, all of which are heading to The Bahamas. His receipt read $49,285.70 and most of that came from paying $450 a pop for 100 generators. Peas, beans, coffee, salt, pepper and other essentials made up the rest of his mega purchase from a Costco in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday.All of it is going to those in need on the hard-hit islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, he said. “About 100 generators and a truck load of food and chainsaws are all going over by boat on Thursday to Marsh Harbour in The Bahamas. It’s terrible and I’m sure you’ve seen the photos,” a farmer from Jacksonville told CNN on Wednesday.The man wishes not to be named. He said he doesn’t want the attention and would rather that people focus on helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. “It’s important that we help each other out. It’s better than just sitting there,” he said. “You see a need and you fill it.” The world knows about this man’s good deed… CNN- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Alligators gobble rocks to stay underwater longer

first_img By Jake BuehlerFeb. 1, 2019 , 8:00 AM Alligators gobble rocks to stay underwater longer Alligators dine on many strange delicacies: sharks, kumquats, and stones. Scientists have long thought that, like birds, gators swallow stones to help them digest their tough-to-process meals, or accidentally ingest them in the chaos of consuming a live, thrashing dinner. But a new study supports another use for a belly full of rocks—as a way to boost bottom time on dives.Crocodylians—which include alligators, crocodiles, and caimans—spend most of their time in the water, stalking prey and escaping from predators. Anything they can do to maximize their time below the surface is an advantage, and some experts wondered whether rocks might also serve this purpose.To find out, researchers brought seven young American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) into their lab and measured how long they stayed submerged before and after they voluntarily swallowed a set of small stones. Each alligator took 42 dives—21 before and 21 after their flinty meal. The stones—which were only about 2.5% of the alligators’ body weight—seemed to make a significant difference, increasing dive time by an average of 88% and up to 35 minutes, the team reported last month in Integrative Organismal Biology.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(*)The researchers think the stones work like a scuba diver’s weight belt, letting alligators and crocs stay deep under the surface even when their lungs are full of air. And the greater the weight, the more air they can take in before they dive deep. Because the current study used juvenile alligators, which have lighter, more cartilaginous tissues, the researchers want to run it again in adults. But for now, it appears that the mystery stones aid these powerful reptiles in doing what they do best: lying in wait, and out of sight.center_img Peter Scoones/Minden Pictures last_img read more

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