Unfazed Sor Rungvisai aims to unify super fly titles, eyes fights vs Ancajas, Nietes

first_img“I have been watching him fight and I think he’s a great boxer especially in terms of his style fighting backward,” said Sor Rungvisai through his promoter Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, who also served as his interpreter on Tuesday during his ONE open workout at Nakornloung Promotion Gym here.Sor Rungvisai during his open workout. Just shadowboxing. No mitts. #ONE pic.twitter.com/MEERTFUiMTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) August 28, 2018 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “If I really get to fight with him, I would definitely move forward and try to knock him out. I think that will be a great fight,” he added.The 31-year-old Sor Rungvisai, who reclaimed the WBC belt after edging former pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in March of last year before knocking him out in their rematch six months later, has grand plans of unifying the titles in the 115-pound division before potentially going up in weight.“My wish is that I would like to unify the division. If I really can do it, I want to clean up the division first, unify the whole thing and when it’s all done and if it really happens I would consider going up to the 118-pound division to fight Inoue,” he said, referring to Japanese champion Naoya Inoue, who has moved up to bantamweight.Sor Rungvisai says he’s “very impressed” with Ancajas. pic.twitter.com/Q2vbTJiOEQ— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) August 28, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand, right, and Iran Diaz of Mexico pose for a picture during their open workout at Nakornlound Promotion Gym. Sor Rungvisai will be defending his WBC super flyweight title against Diaz in the main event of ONE: Kingdom of Heroes on October 6 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netNONTHABURI—From one boxing champion to another, Thai warrior Srisaket Sor Rungvisai has high praises for Filipino star Jerwin Ancajas.Sor Rungvisai said he’s impressed with Ancajas particularly with his boxing style and that same brilliance is also one of the reasons why the current WBC super flyweight champion is interested in fighting the reigning IBF titleholder.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 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asian Games: Philippines nears 5th place, routs Japan Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Ancajas, who is set to defend the IBF crown against Alejandro Barrios of Mexico on September 29 in Oakland, had also expressed his intention to fight Sor Rungvisai.“I will not take him lightly for sure because he’s a great fighter, but my aim would be to go for a knockout and it would be a very interesting fight especially that we are both southpaws so that would be an interesting style of fight,” Sor Rungvisai, the fifth-ranked fighter in the world pound-for-pound, said.Sor Rungvisai is also not discounting the possibility of clashing with another Filipino champion in Donnie Nietes, who is fighting in the 115-pound class for the first time against compatriot Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO crown on September 8 in California.“They are both great fighters and if I get the opportunity, I would love to fight both of them. It will be great fights.”Sor Rungvisai is set to defend his belt against Iran Diaz of Mexico in the main event of ONE: Kingdom of Heroes on October 6 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Flood relief efforts

first_imgRegion 2 floodingWorkers attached to the drainage and irrigation department of the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) administration were dispatched to several areas along the Essequibo Coast to bring much needed relief to affected residents.Residents chatting with Region Two Regional Chairman, Devanand RamdattRegional Vice Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah explained that despite the on-going works, several areas still remain under water. There were several reports of overtopping at Golden Fleece, Cullen, Coffee Grove, Dawa, and Onderneeming. The Vice Chairperson pointed out that prompt actions were taken to address these instances; private contractors were also hired to execute emergency works. Additionally, contractors have been dispatched to GoldenFleece where there were reports of severe flooding and the imminent threat to approximately 3000 acres of young rice plants.Drainage and irrigation workers were also sent to the Unu Creek area, where they are conducting widening works in an effort to open the outfall so that water can flow speedily.Residents as well as rice farmers in the Annanadle/Riverstown Neighbourhood Democratic Council are facing excessive losses due to the overtopping from the main conservancy and canals.Many areas are still inundated as the region continues to experience excessive rainfall. These areas include Windsor Castle, Devonshire Castle, Hampton Court, Lima, Queenstown, Golden Fleece, Airy Hall, Riverstown, Capoey, Anna Regina Charity, Perseverance, and Cullen. The floodwaters have not receded despite eight pumps being operational.Rice farmers are currently calling on Central Government to assist them with the purchase of fuel or any other form of assistance that can save their crop.last_img read more

Peace Valley OSB plant to shut down for a week

first_imgThe Peace Valley OSB plant has announced it will shut down production for one week, at the end of July. The plant’s General Manager says the shutdown will last from July 30th to August 5th.Chris Baby says while the plant had a good runup in June, things have slowed down in July, leaving the facility with a big inventory that needs clearing. [asset|aid=126|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Baby-1_1_Pub.mp3] Baby says it will be a complete production shutdown, though the plant will likely do some routine maintainance.Now, while the plant has been forced to occasionally curtail production (it has shut the doors two other times since the US housing market collapse began last year), it hasn’t fallen victim to the same fate as many other mills in the Province.- Advertisement -As for how the plant has stayed afloat, Chris Baby says it’s a question of good management. [asset|aid=127|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Baby-2_1_Pub.mp3] Baby says the burning down of the North Central Plywood Plant in Prince George two months ago doesn’t impact his product, but a mill opening in Slave Lake is adding new competition in an already unstable industry.last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Set for Pair of Matches This Week

first_imgMACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team visits Western Illinois on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match. Following the midweek road match, Drake (1-6-0) will host UMKC on Saturday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game at the Cownie Soccer Complex will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Redshirt junior Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) scored his first goal of the year in the Green Bay win. Freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), who scored a team-leading three goals in the preseason, recorded his first career goal in the loss to Valpo. His goal was impressive as he took a deflected Crusaders’ corner kick and went the distance of the field to score the match’s first goal. Enzugusi has tallied a team-high 11 shots this season. Junior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) had the Bulldogs’ other goal. Drake went 1-1 last week with its first win of the season coming at Green Bay by a score of 1-0 before new Missouri Valley Conference member Valparaiso rallied for a 3-2 road victory. Western Illinois (2-4-0) scored in the 78th minute to beat Drake, 2-1, last season at Cownie. The Bulldogs holds a 17-8-2 advantage in the all-time series against the Leathernecks. Drake and UMKC (2-1-3) have played each other every season since the 2001 campaign with the Bulldogs holding an 11-4-1 advantage during that time, including winning the previous seven meetings with the Kangaroos. Drake has dominated the all-time series with a commanding 21-6-2 advantage. Following this week, Drake returns to MVC play at Central Arkansas on Sept. 26 and at Bradley on Sept. 30. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal student’s hard-hitting poem wins national award

first_imgCrana College Student Oran Hegarty had great success in a prestigious national poetry competition.Oran, a sixth year student, won second prize in the PDST National “Write a Poem” Awards. He was honoured at a ceremony in Citywest Hotel, Dublin for his poem: “21st Century Politics”.Oran Hegarty, Muff, a sixth year student in Crana College pictured with his English teacher, Ms Sylvia McSheffreyRead the award-winning poem below:Donegal student’s hard-hitting poem wins national award was last modified: November 10th, 2017 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)last_img read more

MH370 lost in Southern Indian Ocean

first_imgThe Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak announced at 2pm (GMT) that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 and passengers and crew aboard ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, Western Australia.In a sombre and emotion charged announcement Mr Razak said that Immarsat the British based satellite company working with the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch had used new analysis techniques and determined “beyond doubt” that MH370 had been lost and no-one had survived.“Therefore it is with deep sadness and regret that according to new data that MH370 ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean,” said Mr Razak.Searches yesterday found more debris thousands of kilometres southwest of Perth which is expected to be confirmed as coming from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared 18 days ago.In a day of high drama, two new debris fields were spotted by Australian and Chinese search planes between 2100km and 2500km south-west of Perth in a zone identified by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority based on US and British intelligence.Earlier Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament last night that HMAS Success was in the process of recovering two objects spotted by an RAAF Orion at 11.45am. The crew aboard the Orion reported seeing “grey or green circular object” and an “orange rectangular object”, Mr Abbott said after emerging from a Cabinet meeting.He said the objects identified by the RAAF Orion were separate to the objects reported by the Chinese Ilyushin IL-76.A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft attempted to relocate the objects reported by the Chinese plane but were unable to do so.The P-8A, a second RAAF P3 Orion and a Japanese P3 Orion were expected to search their designated search areas until about 8pm last night.The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long is racing to the area where spotters aboard the Chinese IL-76 sighted what they termed “significant suspicious objects”.MH370, with 239 passengers and crew aboard, vanished 16 days ago on a flight from Kula Lumpur to Beijing.A Xinhua correspondent aboard the Ilyushin aircraft reported that searchers saw “two relatively big floating objects with many white smaller ones scattered within a radius of several kilometres”.The Ilyushin was returning to Perth and was at an altitude of 36,000 feet when the debris was spotted. It did not have enough fuel to descend for a closer look.Two Chinese IL-76s joined the search yesterday and departed Perth Airport at 8.45am and 9.20am as Rescue 801 and 802. They returned mid-afternoon.The sighting is 2174km south-west of Perth and in the general area of the Chinese satellite% image taken four days ago.AMSA yesterday launched 10 aircraft to search for MH370.As well as the two Chinese IL-76s, there were two RAAF P3 Orions, three ultra-long range civil jets, the US Navy P-8A Poseidon and two Japanese P3 Orions.MH370 Tribute Pagelast_img read more

Introducing 3, 2, 1 Go!

first_imgDo Adventure finds count? No. As long as you went geocaching and found a cache or attended an Event at least six times from December 11 to January 1 you will be awarded the souvenir as soon as you log all finds online.Share with your Friends:More How can I earn the 3,2,1 Go! souvenir? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 3, 2, 1 Go! FAQ:  SharePrint Related2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 25, 2019In “News”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community” You can find answers to some of your frequently asked questions below. Yes. Download the Adventure Lab app to find an Adventure near you.center_img 3 weeks: December 11, 2019 – January 1, 2020.2 geocache outings per week: Find a geocache on 2 different days each week. (Note: You can geocache for any six days during the 3 weeks or break it up into two times per week, the choice is yours!) 1 souvenir: Earn a souvenir if you geocache two days per week December 11 –  January 1. Introducing a brand new kind of souvenir challenge. Starting December 11, get ready for a three week challenge of geocaching two times per week to earn one special souvenir! It’s the final countdown to 2020 so finish the year strong! The sooner you start, the more likely you’ll be to succeed. Are you ready? An outing is any single day where you logged a geocache, an Adventure Lab Cache, or attended an Event Cache. 3, 2, 1 Go! requires you to go on at least six geocaching outings between December 11 through January 1. You can go geocaching for any six days during the three weeks, or two times per week, the choice is yours! Do I have to log my finds by January 1, 2020? What is a geocaching outing? Log a geocache, an Adventure lab, or attend an Event Cache on at least six separate days from December 11 through January 1. last_img read more

Incubating Women Entrepreneurs

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters A story last week in the San Jose Mercury News highlights, as the title suggests, “the dearth of women in tech.” The article begins with a description of InDinero founder and Y Combinator alum Jessica Mah: “I just wasn’t sure if Jessica Mah was for real,” writes Scott Duke Harris, admitting that he probably wouldn’t have had this impression if Jessica were Jesse. He admits it’s a sort of “gender profiling” – the expectation that girls can’t (or are less apt, perhaps) to found tech companies. The article points to the small number of women who’ve participated in Y Combinator’s program over the years – only 14 out of 450 have been women. “It’s tempting to think the Y in Y Combinator has something to do with the Y chromosome,” writes Harris. Debates about a chromosomal aptitude for math and logic aside, there are undoubtedly many cultural pressures and expectations that seem to steer girls and women away from pursuing technology careers. The Case for an XX CombinatorAnd the obstacles that stand in the way of women entrepreneurs, particularly those that don’t seem to fit into the Y Combinator model, prompted Tereza Nemessanyi to ask, first in comments on Fred Wilson‘s blog then in a longer post on her own, as to whether there was a need for an XX Combinator.“To start,” she writes, “Y Combinator is seeking founders who code. And in today’s tech innovation model, the founders have to. Problem is, very, very few women in the U.S. can code.” Furthermore, “Y Combinator participants are for the most part very young — in their early 20’s. This is not when women would be most inclined. Women who start businesses like to know what they’re doing, and be trained and experienced in it. That takes up our 20’s. We have kids in our 30’s. Our entrepreneurial sweet spot is around age 40.” Prestigious incubator programs like Y Combinator also demand participants relocate, something that isn’t always possible for founders (men or women) with families. While Y Combinator and other programs have been enormously successful in supporting innovative tech startups, it’s not a model that “works” for everyone.Women 2.0 Labs Recognizing the importance of incubator and accelerator programs that support women entrepreneurs, Women 2.0 Labs is a pre-incubator for men and women. The mission of Women 2.0 “is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups, by enabling entrepreneurs with a network, resources and knowledge to take your startup from an idea to launch.”Women 2.0 Labs is a five-week program – “five engineers, five more engineers, five designers, five business mavens, five teams, five weeks, five days a week, five product releases, five minimal viable products released.” The teams are formed organically at the start of the program, and by its end are hopefully in the position to apply to an incubator program or be ready to launch. The program takes place in the evenings and on weekends, so that participants can keep their “day jobs.” Visiting advisors have included Steve Blank, Eric Ries, Dave McClure, Ann Muira-Koo, Mari Baker, and Theresia Gouw-Ranzetta.A key benefit from the program is the establishment of “founder history” created in the teams as they work together intensely over the course of the program. Women 2.0 Labs also provides participants a first taste of truly creating something from an idea to a basic prototype. As Labs participant Rebecca Woodcock says of her involvement, “The idea has been formulating for a while, but my lack of technical expertise has stifled me from pursuing product development.” The Labs program has helped her form a team to bring her idea to fruition. Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania says she sees the program as a “way to jump into the deep end of being a founder while still wearing a lifejacket (keeping your job). By the end of the program I expect individuals and teams to be able to rip off the life jacket and keep swimming into the deep end (quitting their job to work on the startup they started in the program).”While Women 2.0 Labs does provide great mentorship and skill-building opportunities for women entrepreneurs, it doesn’t address all of the issues raised by Tereza Nemessanyi. It requires relocation to the Bay Area, for example. But the questions raised by her call for an XX Combinator, alongside the work of Women 2.0, Astia and other programs, point to some of the efforts to help support more women entrepreneurs. As a recent Kauffman Foundation study found, providing support and mentorship is one of the keys to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs. Tags:#Analysis#start center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

New roadblock for Manipur varsity

first_imgTribal students’ bodies have given a highway blockade twist to the Manipur University crisis.Three organisations have threatened to impose a five-day economic blockade on all national highways connecting State capital Imphal if the authorities concerned cannot let normal classes and other academic activities in Manipur University resume by October 8.Separate university These organisations have also demanded a separate Hill Central University to ensure that the tribal students have an alternative to the disruption-prone university in the non-tribal dominated Imphal Valley.The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur, the Kuki Students’ Organisation-General Headquarters and the All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur, had on October 2 served a seven-day ultimatum to the University authorities to resume classes. The decision to go for a highway blockade was taken at their meeting on Thursday.Manipur depends on two arterial highways – one via Nagaland capital Kohima and the other via Jiribam on the Assam-Manipur border – for supply of essential commodities. A third highway through Mizoram is relatively less used.These highways pass through areas dominated by the Nagas and the Kuki-Zomi tribes, and blocking them has been a popular mode of protest against the allegedly partisan Manipur government.At their meeting on Thursday, the ATSUM, KSO-GHQ and ANSAM said they were “anguished by the premeditated holding of the career of students to ransom because of the agenda of a few individuals with vested interests in Manipur University”.‘Facing hardships’The three organisations said that tribal students face hardship every year. “We want a Hill Central University so that all the colleges in the hill districts can be affiliated to it and be assured of ideal academic atmosphere,” a joint statement said.The tribal students have stayed away from the agitation by organisations of Manipur University’s students, teachers and staff since July against alleged financial and administrative irregularities by Vice-Chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The Ministry of Human Resources Development had made him go on leave till a two-member probe committee submits a report on the allegations against him, but the university continues to burn. On September 20 midnight, police and paramilitary forces raided the campus and rounded up 89 students and six teachers for allegedly manhandling Pro-Vice-Chancellor K. Yugindro. Based on his FIR that the students and teachers had tried to kill him, the police arrested nine students and six teachers.last_img read more

In the air

first_imgSpring to attentionNothing says spring more than flowers. For those who don’t have access to fresh flowers or the time to create interesting arrangements, floral-themed furniture, furnishings and accessories are the answer. Since this is the time to lighten things up, replace the heavy drapes on the windows with airy sheers and woollen carpets with light dhurries and rugs. Bring in green plants and flowering pots. Upholster or slip-cover the sofas with pale tones and florals. For most impact, bring in a colourful piece of furniture as an accent piece. Our pick is the art deco-inspired chair designed by Ken Scott for Altamoda Italia. Scott’s Baboll chair on a pedestal exudes drama with pretty peonies and roses in radiant hues. Equally compelling is the Philippines-based designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s Bloom easy chair. Available in Delhi at Idus, this flower-shaped chair is made of microfibres stitched over a resin top that’s fixed atop a steel base. Available in the pleasing shades of moss green, lime green, yellow and muted red, it breathes life into winter-weary rooms.Jungle retreatHere’s a new-age spin on the stuffed animals that one found on the walls of old lodges and hunting homes. Animal heads are the inspiration for a series of limited-edition wall clocks designed by Israeli boutique Animi Causa. Wildlife lovers can take their pick from deer, giraffe, bear and walrus. Made of wood, these Jungle Clocks look best on textured walls. Order from www.animicausa.comTelly talesGame for some retro chic? In its new avatar, the idiot box has stepped back a few decades to flaunt a cool tangerine-and-white exterior and knob-style controls. Spicing up your interior scene, the ultra slim 14-inch LG Tubu comes packed with features. The knob controls help you adjust the volume and surf channels with a simple twist while the extendable rabbit-ear antenna and detachable chrome legs give it a fun look. Priced affordably at Rs 6,990, this is one accessory that promises never to date.Boot campIt’s a brolly stand that knows how to grab attention. Shaped like a trio of cowboy boots, this functional item doubles up as a glamorous accent piece. The faux-Verdigris finished stand, with antique brass accent and ornate thread detailing, comes from the stable of US-based brand Maitland-Smith. Domestic buyers can pick it up from the tony International Furniture Brands stores. The price of this cool lifestyle product is pegged at a steep Rs 54,240, but you will not find a more swish accessory for your parasols or your home.Colour codedInterior designers have long sworn by the ‘bright is right’ maxim. Take a cue from that and introduce colour into your washrooms. Get yourself a pedestal basin created by designer-architect Alessandro Mendini for Italian bathroom major Ceramica Flaminia and add zing to your loo. The squareshaped, free-standing Monowash basin (made from a single ceramic block) has a modern motif etched in bold colours like red, yellow, pink and lilac. Tapering slightly at the base, the basin comes outfitted with a chrome-finished faucet.Let there be lightStop taking shots in the dark and get home the Funghi, a wacky table lamp from Eurolite Studio, a brand known for cutting-edge lighting fixtures and installations. Designed by Thibaut Desombre, the lamp resembles a mushroom and is made of mouth-blown glass (that’s formed by breathing fiercely down a blow pipe into a molten glass blob and then re-shaped until it’s totally flat). Sporting an opal-red colour, this delectable piece is priced at Rs 7,500.Sit prettyAt the higher end of the style spectrum stands the Pipeline Sofa by American furniture designer Harry Allen. Made of four pipe-shaped components, the futuristic piece is upholstered with polyurethane over Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and a solid wood frame. Polished aluminium legs form its base and it can be configured creatively in numerous ways for group-seating.advertisementlast_img read more

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