ONE fighter Batolbatol passes away

first_imgRocky Batolbatol. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMixed martial arts fighter Rocky Batolbatol passed away on Sunday after figuring in a road accident in his hometown Cagayan de Oro. He was 32.Formal medical reports have yet to be released on his untimely demise.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Signed under the ONE Championship umbrella for the past three years, Batolbatol has registered a 5-3 record since transitioning from boxing to the world of MMA.His last fight was on May last year where he submitted to Christian Lee at ONE: Kingdom of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Batolbatol was scheduled to fight Indonesian Sunoto Peringkat at ONE: Conquest of Kings this July before the card was cancelled.In a statement, ONE Championship expressed its grief following the tragic news, which read: “ONE Championship is deeply saddened by his untimely passing. The organization extends its sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Rocky Batolbatol during this very difficult time.” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Australian tennis star Tomic says he has no love for the game 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Batolbatol’s fellow fighters also paid him a tribute, with Jenel Lausa writing: “Sana nasa magandang kalagayan ka na ngayon, ‘tol. We miss you so much. God bless. Alam naman namin kasama ka na ngayon ni God.”(I hope you’re in a better place right now, brother. We miss you so much. God bless. We know that you’re with God now.) IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Dear (Aspiring) Geocache Hider: Earn a Souvenir

first_imgYou’ve found geocaches that leave you in awe, now unlock the secrets of making those creative geocache hides. Celebrate Maker Madness. Hundreds of Maker Madness events around the world aim to inspire geocachers. Learn the magical formula that weaves innovative containers, inspiring locations and powerful storytelling into creative geocache hides. While amazing geocaches live on and on, Maker Madness is for a limited time only. It runs from March 28 through April 7. Everyone logging an “Attended” for a Maker Madness event earns a digital “Maker” souvenir for their geocaching profile.Visit the Maker Madness Event Center to find an event near you, or find out how to create your own Maker Madness event. Now “Go Forth and Create”!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMaker Madness: How to Register Your EventFebruary 13, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”The Madness After Maker MadnessApril 23, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Geocache Makers Now Have Their Own MarkMarch 16, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Find Without Searching: Google Brings Universal Search to Google Suggest

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google just announced that it has started to include some results from its universal search feature right into the list of suggested search terms beneath the search box. When you search for “weather in San Francisco”, for example, the current weather will appear right at the bottom of the suggested search terms without having to hit the enter key. This new feature currently works for 10 universal search features, including weather, flight status, local time, area codes, package tracking, answers, definitions, calculator, currency and unit conversions. Google plans to enable this feature for other results based on the universal search feature in the future. Chances are that Google will also include this feature directly in Chrome. Chrome’s address bar, after all, already features advanced support for suggest search terms. Related Posts Also New: Quick Scroll ExtensionIn addition, Google also announced Quick Scroll, a new Chrome extension. Once you activate Quick Scroll, a small box often appears at the bottom of a page after you click on a search result that makes it easy to find the most relevant parts of a page that relate to your search results. Quick Scroll can automatically find the most relevant content on a site based on the search you just performed and highlight the relevant part of a page. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Natural calamities impair Odisha’s growth, says Economic Survey

first_imgOdisha, which is pushing for inclusion of natural calamity as a criterion for according Special Category Status, says its economic growth is hindered largely by frequent occurrences of natural disasters.Odisha Economic Survey 2018-19 that was tabled in the State Assembly on Friday says enormous losses to life, livelihoods, property and infrastructure caused due to disasters have put an impediment on the State’s growth trajectory.“During the drought year of 1996-97, the economic growth of the state turned negative (-4.85%). Post the devastating Super Cyclone of 1999, Gross State Domestic Product growth rate was -1.72% in the succeeding year,” the survey says.It observes similarly, post two consecutive cyclones and floods in 2013 and 2014, the growth rate fell to 1.8% in 2014-15, in comparison to a high growth rate of 9.3% in 2013-14.According to the report, apart from losses to life and property, natural disasters also lead to crop failure, decline in surface and groundwater level, increasing unemployment and under-employment, migration and indebtedness.“It is clear that natural calamities impair the growth of an economy, making it imperative to take measures to mitigate losses,” it says.In Odisha’s case, the State’s vulnerability to natural disasters and consequent crop losses may also be a factor behind higher inflation caused due to supply side pressures.“Nearly 35% of all the cyclonic storms that have crossed the eastern coast of India have affected Odisha and the associated storm surges have often inundated large tracts of coastal districts,” the economic survey report points out. Rivers like Mahanadi and its tributaries have the potential to cause severe floods (out of a total geographical area of 15,571 lakh hectares, 1.40 lakh hectares are very flood prone).“Recent trends have shown that the frequency, intensity and extent of droughts in the State are gradually on the rise leading to severe negative impacts on the agricultural sector in the State. In addition, the State is also affected by disasters like heat waves, pest attacks and forest fires,” it says.There have been many instances where a particular area has been struck by a number of disasters simultaneously or repeatedly by one or the other type of disasters, the report further says.The year 2017-18 also witnessed many natural disasters including floods in two phases, drought, pest attack and lightning accidents.last_img read more

Enjoy beautiful Erin Hills in USA

first_imgMilwaukee, Wisconsin, a couple hours drive north of Chicago, is not the first golf destination that comes to mind when visiting the United States. You would think of Carmel, California or Palm Beach, Florida instead. But this area off Lake Michigan is turning into one of the best places in the world to play world class championship courses, and boasts such legendary major championship venues as Whistling Straits (Ryder Cup 2008), Blackwolf Run, The American Club and Erin Hills.The United States Golf Association has recognised the extensive renovation that Erin Hills has undertaken over the last few years by awarding them America’s most prestigious tournament, the US Open, for the first time. Original architects Mike Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten were entrusted with changing the character of the course and uncovering the natural gifts of the area that was already blessed with natural rolling terrain, some flat stretches, interesting plateaus and gentle mounds–just waiting for a golf course to be laid out. Recently, to expose more of the natural physical features of the course, the golf course architects relocated over 600 trees! Some fairways were moved sideways and new greens were built atop dramatic plateaus to enhance the players’ enjoyment. Only two of the original 18 holes were left undisturbed in this complete overhaul by the very ambitious owner Andy Ziegler. A staggering 125 acres of tall, thick, colour changing fescue grasses were planted in the rough areas to create more striking colours and contrasts for television. As you play the golf course, you cannot help notice the steps being taken by the course to be ready to host one of the world’s most important sporting events. A wide new peripheral road has been created around the course with one connection through the middle in order to allow heavy vehicles which will move television equipment, grandstands, sponsor marquees, spectator conveniences and all the paraphernalia required to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world that draws 50,000 spectators each day for a week! Some of the more spectacular holes are the 487 yard 15th that offers a heroic tee shot option to the top of a hill that can cut the dogleg left fairway and leave you a shorter approach to an elevated green. The 504 yard par four 10th offers a blind tee shot and then an approach to a narrow elevated green. At the 360 degree, 20 acre practice area, you can work on different wind directions, depending on the conditions, a true sign of a serious player’s course. As you play the course, now stretched to 7,800 yards, you can tell it’s going to be a big challenge even for the best players in the world. And this year Erin Hills will play host to the 2011 US Amateur Championships, which is important enough to be telecast live on national networks. Erin Hills will get its first exposure to the entire nation. Any keen golfer travelling to Chicago would do well to drive up to Milwaukee and get in a round at Erin Hills. And if you have a few more days, you can take in the other spectacular courses in the vicinity and you’d have arrived in golfing heaven few could boast of visiting.Golfing gearThe TaylorMade R11 Driver is the next revolution in golf club adjustability, combining Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology, Flight Control Technology (FCT) and Moveable Weight Technology (MWT). The R11 driver is designed with a new, modern-classical clubhead shape intended to suit the eye of better players. Price: Rs. 21,000; available at leading pro-shops across the country.Hot dealGolf package at Eagle Ridge Resort: Erin Hills has seen the addition of private four-bedroom cottages overlooking the golf course that accommodate up to five people. You can now pay US$ 800 per night for all four bedrooms; for reservations, call 001 262 670 8600Tip of the monthIf you are looking for more consistency in your putting, pay attention to how far your elbows are from your body. You will find better control over line and speed if you bend the elbows and tuck them close to your hips while bending over the ball much more than in a full swing or even a chip. Try bending over enough so that the back of your neck and head are almost horizontal. An upright posture tends to create too much tension in the shoulders and arms. Look at photos of legendary pros Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player for inspiration.At a glanceContact: Erin Hills, 7169 County Road O, Erin; tel: 001 262 670 8600; e-mail:;; call 001 309 691 3344 to book tee time. Green Fee: US$ 200. Getting there: Fly from New Delhi/Mumbai to Chicago; fare: Rs. 45,000 approx. An hour from Chicago, Erin Hills is located one mile west of the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 167 West (Holy Hill Road). The entrance is on the south side of County Road O (Highway 167 becomes County Highway O west of Highway 83).Martin KaymerWisconsin’s Whistling Straits was in news recently when Martin Kaymer, now No. 1 in Official World Golf Rankings, won the 2010 USPGA Championship here. This makes him only the second German player to win a major championship, and this is also the first time since 1992 that four Europeans are at the top!Other top courses in WisconsinWhistling Straits, Straits Course: The host of the 2010 and 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup is an extraordinary combination of legendary design by Pete Dye and visionary inspiration of Herbert V. Kohler Jr. Green Fee: Weekdays/Weekends: US$ 340/US$ 400; Run Golf Course, River Course: The River Course is a more conventional Dye course: target landing areas, tricky greens, strategic bunkering and water hazards–in short, a punishing test of accuracy. The aggressive route is the most obvious from the tee, but you’ll get beat up if you opt for that path and fail to execute the shot. Green Fee: US$ 240; This golf complex offers two 18 hole courses: Links Course has elevated greens and open rolling terrain that can be difficult; Woodlands Course is very tight, wooded and scenic. It was built through an old stone quarry, and many holes have views of Lake Green. Green Fee: Weekdays/Weekends: US$ 60/US$ 70; www.lawsonia.comadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reaches for a pass in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS– Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee’s All-Star captain has help on the way.Doncic, the 19-year-old Dallas rookie sensation, is all that’s left from the starting lineup the Mavericks put together in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night.The Bucks outscored the Mavericks 80-26 in the paint, led by Antetokounmpo going 13 of 19 from the field while repeatedly powering his way to dunks and layups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBrook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who have surged to the best record in the NBA (41-13) with a pair of six-win runs on either side of a loss. One of those victories was over the Mavericks at home, when Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to Doncic’s 18 in a 10-point win.“Antetokounmpo is a great player, but 80 points in the paint is just ridiculous,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “In this league, you have to be able to guard penetration … with a level of force and will. We did not do that.” LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Doncic scored 20 points but had just three rebounds and two assists in his first game since the NBA’s only teenager with multiple triple-doubles got his third.Dallas was without Harrison Barnes, traded to Sacramento two nights earlier while playing in a win over Charlotte. The Mavericks had already shipped starters Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan to the New York Knicks.Both deals were more about the future than the present, signified mostly by the plan to sit the biggest prize. Kristaps Porzingis won’t play the rest of the season while recovering from a knee injury the 2018 All-Star sustained last February while with the Knicks.“It’s hard,” Doncic said. “They were four people that always played with me, a lot of time together. I just have to adjust to it.”Milwaukee didn’t have Nikola Mirotic a day after acquiring him from New Orleans before the trading deadline. It didn’t matter as the Bucks shot 54 percent despite going 10 of 36 (28 percent) from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town NO RANDOLPH FOR MAVSDallas waived Zach Randolph two days after acquiring the forward from Sacramento in the Barnes deal, a trade designed for salary-cap relief. The 37-year-old Randolph never played for the Kings in his second season with them. Justin Jackson, the other player in the deal, made his Dallas debut late in the fourth quarter and hit a 3-pointer.UP NEXTBucks: Go for three-game season sweep of Orlando at home Saturday.Mavericks: Portland on Sunday in finale of three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Antetokounmpo attacked from the beginning, getting a layup and dunk for the first two baskets of the game. Lopez had little trouble around the rim as well, making six of eight from inside the arc while going 2 of 6 from long range.Even guard Malcolm Brogdon backed down the Mavericks for easy buckets, finishing with 18 points along with backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe.“We are scoring at a really high rate in the paint,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We sprinkled in a few 3s here and there.”TIP-INSBucks: F Khris Middleton was given a night of rest on the front end of a back-to-back. … Budenholzer said it wasn’t clear whether Mirotic would be available for his Milwaukee debut on the second night of a back-to-back at home against Orlando. The fifth-year forward has been listed with a right calf strain and missed his last seven games with the Pelicans.Mavericks: Antetokounmpo’s brother, F Kostas Antetokounmpo, was expected to be active before he was a late scratch because of an illness. The younger Antetokounmpo is a rookie who hasn’t played for the Mavericks and has spent most of the season with their G-League team. He was active but didn’t play when the teams met in Milwaukee last month. … Trey Burke, one of four players to join Dallas in the seven-player blockbuster with New York, scored 18 points. Tim Hardaway Jr., another guard from that trade, had 12.TRY AGAINAntetokounmpo shot an air ball on a 3-pointer in the first quarter but came back and swished one less than a minute later. He was 1 of 3 from long range. “I love he missed one and … two possessions later, shoots another and makes it,” Budenholzer said. “We’ve been saying for the whole year, when he’s open we want him shooting with confidence.”BIG SWING IN THIRDThe Mavericks had a season-high 22 3-pointers, going 9 of 16 in the third quarter. Milwaukee pushed a 13-point halftime lead to 23 before the Mavericks got back within eight going into the fourth quarter. 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Ronaldo And Zidane To Be Joined By Football Stars For Charity Match

first_imgLegendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football players Deco, Pavel Nedvěd, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on March 4 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.Proceeds from the Match will support recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, that struck the Philippines last November 8.Presiding over the match for nine editions out of 10 will be Italian legendary referee Pierluigi Collina: ” It always inspires me when a game is more than a game,” he said – “The 11th Match Against Poverty will not only score goals for the players but also for the people of the Philippines – It is an honor for me to referee again this Match.”UNDP will receive two thirds of the match proceeds which will be used to bolster recovery efforts in the Philippines, where more than 5,000 people lost their lives to Typhoon Haiyan, and an estimated 11.8 million people are affected and 995,000 people remain displaced. BSC Young Boys will donate the remaining third of the profits to the club’s partner charity, the Laureus Foundation Switzerland to support sports-related projects.The first list of players confirmed in the Ronaldo, Zidane & Friends team is: Ronald de Boer (Netherlands), Steve McManaman (England), Robert Pires, Makélélé and Youri Djorkaeff (France), Jens Lehmann (Germany), Gaizka Mendieta, Fernando Hierro and Michel Salgado (Spain), Paulo Sousa and Deco (Portugal), Roberto Carlos (Brasil) and Pavel Nedvěd (Czech Republic). Former and actual BSC Young Boys players will comprise the Young Boys & Friends team. Stéphane Chapuisat, Swiss player and former Champions-League-Winner already confirmed his participation as a friend. More top international names are expected to confirm in the coming days.Football legends Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane have been the driving force behind the match since its inception in 2003. The match, which will be televised globally, is supported by both football’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).The 11th Annual Match Against Poverty in Bern will start at 20:00 local time on 4 March 2014. Ticket prices range from CHF 20.00 up to CHF 60.00 and are available at or read more

The BBC has confirmed that it will air some Olympi

first_imgThe BBC has confirmed that it will air some Olympic events, including the men’s 100 metre final, in 3D.The public broadcaster will also deliver 3D coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies and a highlights package at the end of each day. 3D content will be available via the BBC’s HD channel on all platforms.The coverage is one of a number of 3D trials being undertaken by the BBC. Last year it aired the men’s and ladies’ finals of the Wimbledon Championships in 3D as well as the final of Strictly Come Dancing.Kim Shillinglaw, head of BBC 3D, said: “We have always said we believe some of 2012 should be captured in 3D, and we’re delighted to confirm our offer to audiences in the UK, providing them with a new way of getting close to some of the key moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.”last_img read more

Mariam Zamaray Mariam Zamaray has left channel ope

first_imgMariam ZamarayMariam Zamaray has left channel operator Tern (Television Entertainment Reality Network) by mutual consent.Zamaray has been at UHD channel operator Tern for 18 months and will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Rian Bester, company COO.Tern told DTVE sister title TBI it is looking for a new full-time CEO and it operation and expansion activities will continue.Tern confirmed Zamaray’s departure and the board issued the following statement. “Mariam established Tern and its unique position with one of the first UHD channels available in the world today, with her unparalleled creativity, passion and drive. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best with her future activities.”Zamaray, meanwhile, said: “It was an exceptional challenge. I was given a lot of support and opportunities within this company, but now that Tern is active and expanding, it’s time for me to look for new challenges.”Tern has launched channels in various parts of Europe in recent times and has talked about rolling out services in Africa.last_img read more