ONE: Xiong wins strawweight title, beats Teo

first_imgIn a matchup between former World champions, former lightweight titlist Shinya Aoki submitted former featherweight king Marat Gafurov with a rear-naked choke in the card’s Grappling Super-Match.Russian bantamweight Yusup Saadulaev spoiled Japanese veteran Masakazu Imanari’s return to ONE after scoring a unanimous decision win in a technical showcase.Saadulaev (17-4) controlled the fight from the ground where he negated much of Imanari’s (36-17), who last fought in the promotion in 2012, offense.Victorio Senduk (3-0) made a triumphant return to ONE Championship after almost six years and taking a TKO victory over fellow Indonesian Yohan Mulia (8-7) 57 seconds into the second round.Indonesian Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol (1-2) snapped her 0-2 career start with a resounding first round TKO win over Malaysian Audreylaura Boniface (0-3) 3:23 into the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo from ONE ChampionshipXiong Jing Nan made history on Saturday when she became ONE Championship’s first women’s strawweight champion after stopping Tiffany Teo at Jakarta Convention Center in IndonesiaRelying on her pinpoint accuracy, Xiong (11-1) repeatedly tagged Teo (7-1) with overhand rights and left hooks that the Singaporean struggled to counter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Riski Umar (2-0) opened up the fight card in his home country with a powerful TKO win over countryman Eka Aprilianto (0-1) 4:20 into round one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Xiong’s relentless striking prompted referee Olivier Coste to stop the fight 2:17 into the fourth round.“I am happy to represent China and I take a lot of pride in that, I feel great and overwhelmed,” said Xiong. “I feel great and overwhelmed and this is a message to all the women across the world, you can achieve anything. This win is dedicated to my grandmother and grandfather who passed away recently.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn the co-main event, Indonesian flyweight Stefer Rahardian (7-0) drew energy from the hometown crowd as he dominated Pakistani fighter Muhammad Imran (5-2).Rahardian repeatedly took the fight to the ground where he rained down on Imran with punches and continuous submission attempts en route to a decision victory. LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Hot-shooting Rosario leads TNT past struggling Meralco Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has hit out at the Taoiseach after he opened a new post office in his own constituency while rural post offices in Donegal are dwindling. Leo Varadkar performed the official opening of a post office in Castleknock on Monday.The event sparked much debate as 159 post offices are due to close across the country, 17 of which are in Donegal. Donegal Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh slammed the Taoiseach’s attendance as ‘repulsive’ and ‘deeply offensive’ to rural Ireland. The event was ‘a blatant example of Parish Pump Politics’, according to Cllr Ó Fearraigh.This morning an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar is performing the official opening of Castleknock Post Office. The Post Office is a new Post Office which has just opened in the Lidl premises in Castleknock in Dublin. pic.twitter.com/gZKkbNGO7L— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) April 15, 2019The West Donegal Councillor said: “I think I speak for the majority of people when I say that the photos which appeared in the press this week of An Taoiseach grinning from ear to ear while performing the official opening ceremony at a new post office in his own constituency were both repulsive and deeply offensive.“The Taoiseach’s actions were not only ill-judged, but he showed complete and utter contempt for countless communities across rural Ireland where local post offices have either closed or are due to shut shortly. “We need not look any further than our own county to see the impact which these closures have had on rural life here, with 17 towns and villages across Donegal, including Bunbeg, Dunfanaghy, Brinlack, Gortahork and Falcarragh all having lost postal services over recent months.“Leo Varadkar’s photo-call this week is a blatant example of the worst kind of Parish Pump Politics imaginable, and was in bad taste to put it mildly.“Fine Gael is on a mission to decimate rural Ireland, and let’s not forget that Fianna Fáil has a lot to answer for too as their TDs are keeping this Government in power.”Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency was last modified: April 17th, 2019 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:Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraighpost officeslast_img read more

Several vandalised bins to be replaced this week in popular Buncrana area

first_imgBuncrana’s Shorefront is set to receive new large bins this week following the removal of bins that had been vandalised in the area several months ago.The Donegal County Council confirmed that the bins would be reinstalled in the area this week and that Buncrana Tidy Towns had been made aware of the current situation.A number of smaller bins had been removed earlier this year due to the overflowing of rubbish, but now larger barrel bins would be put in place this week. A spokesperson for Donegal County Council said: “Some of the bins were no longer fit for purpose and were removed.“However, the replacement of those bins is well underway and some of the bins will be replaced this week.”Several vandalised bins to be replaced this week in popular Buncrana area was last modified: July 3rd, 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

SA art gallery looks back 100 years

first_imgPortrait of Kalie by Maggie Laubser will also be exhibited. (Image: Johannesburg Art Gallery) The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is marking a 100 years of art-collecting with an elaborate celebration and launch of a new catalogue detailing the various works in its possession.The event will take place at the gallery in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, on 28 November 2010 at 5pm. The public is welcome to attend and entrance is free.The catalogue, called One Hundred Years of Collecting: Johannesburg Art Gallery, as well as the launch celebration have been sponsored by the South African division of Anglo American.The gallery will mark another centenary in 2015, when an upgrade of its building will be completed. The art-collection celebration precedes this, as the establishment began accumulating works long before the actual building was constructed.The catalogue features essays by South African writers and artists Khwezi Gule, Nessa Leibhammer and Bongi Dhlomo, among others. It has been edited by Jillian Carman, who is an honorary research fellow at the universities of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg, and a former JAG curator.“We are celebrating the historic feat by launching a catalogue with essays about collections within the gallery,” said Antoinette Murdoch, the gallery’s curator.“The individual essays are about the gallery’s traditional, historic and contemporary art collections.“The launch is an open invitation event and we are expecting close to 600 people,” she added.Impact on local, global art community“The gallery’s collections have had a significant impact on the local and global art community,” Carman said. “Although initially focusing on western artists, in 1994 a decision was taken to consolidate the South African collections.”These collections are made up of traditional items, modern and contemporary art – including work by international artists with South African links like Marlene Dumas –and artists from other African countries, like the late Nigerian photographer Oluwarotimi (Rotimi) Fani-Kayode.“The purpose of this is to build on JAG’s unique strength: it is ideally placed to be a major international centre and archive of South African art within the country,” Carman added.“JAG is committed to preserving and providing access to our national heritage and giving due recognition to South Africa’s neglected artists through our exhibitions, publications and education programmes,” according to a media statement released by the gallery.“The gallery is the cultural backbone of Johannesburg and our collection has served to open dialogue and make a path for meaningful, intellectual and academic debate, ultimately contributing to change and impacting on society at large,” the statement continued.Diverse line-upThe celebrations on 28 November will centre around an exhibition by women artists called Transformations. Other works displayed in the Foundation Room and pieces belonging to the Matters of Spirit permanent exhibition will also be on view, and there will be a video projection of local artist Stephen Hobbs’ work.Transformations focuses on the various changes women have experienced in the last century and reflects this through artistic works.“Lace-making, embroidery, ceramics, tapestry and beadwork were among the activities women were largely involved in at the turn of the 19th century. However, since the mid-1900s, women artists have developed an increasingly confident and critical vision that is manifested in their subject matter and mode of production,” the JAG statement added.Transformations includes work from the gallery’s various collections that explore this shifting vision. “The idea is to show how women’s place in society has changed,” Murdoch said.The projection by Hobbs will focus on new and old buildings in Johannesburg, and how they can serve as places for aesthetic and political contemplation.History of the JAGIn total, the JAG has 15 exhibition halls and various sculptured gardens. It houses collections of 17th century Dutch paintings, 18th and 19th century British and European art, 19th century South African works, a large contemporary collection of 20th century local and international art, and a print cabinet containing works from the 15th century to the present.The building was designed and built at the beginning of the 20th by British architect Edwin Lutyens. Art dealer Sir Hugh Lane and Florence Phillips, an art collector, established the first gallery collection from funds given by Phillips’ husband, Lionel, who was a mining magnate at the time.Phillips donated her lace collection, and arranged for her husband to donate seven oil paintings and an Auguste Rodin sculpture.Today, JAG’s collection includes further works by Rodin, as well as pieces by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Henry Moore.There are also works by South African masters like Gerard Sekoto, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, Maud Sumner, Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae and Pierneef.The collection is so large that the gallery only exhibits 10% of it at any given time, with the remainder in storage. With generous sponsorship from Anglo American and the City of Johannesburg, and with the help of a trust fund, the gallery is able to regularly acquire new works.last_img read more

Group B produces Afcon’s first goals

first_imgExcellent pitchThe pitch at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium played beautifully, allowing for flowing football, and both sides were able to put together some good passages of play. The DRC, showing no stage fright, took the game to their more fancied opponents, but it was Ghana who made the first breakthrough. An entertaining groupIt is difficult to read too much into Group B’s opening games, but they showed enough to suggest that it could be an entertaining group, with Niger possibly playing second fiddle to the other three teams. Then again, it took Mali, ranked 25th in the world, until six minutes from time to finally break through. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material For Ghana, John Pantsil, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, while Jean Kasusula, Cedric Makiadi and Tresor Mputu were the best of the Congolese players. After a tepid opening to Afcon 2013 on Saturday, when Group A failed to produce a goal in two matches, both teams looked a class above Group A sides South Africa, Cape Verde, Angola and Morocco, but the pitch, which was markedly better than the National Stadium’s, certainly contributed to a better game, and it is too early to make a final judgment on any other teams. PenaltyIn the 68th minute, South African referee Daniel Bennett awarded the DRC a penalty. Dieumerci Mbokani went down comically, but his shirt had been held and credit to Bennett for penalising something not always blown. Mbokani struck from the spot to level the scores. Five minutes into the second half, Asamoah put the Black Stars two goals clear with a headed goal, but the Congolese kept coming at them and were rewarded with a goal three minutes later by the industrious Tresor Mputu. 21 January 2013 The first goal of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations was scored just before half-time in the third match of the tournament, but that contest turned into a superb spectacle, while the fourth match of the event finally produced the first win. At times, the play was a little scrappy, but there was much better structure than had been seen in Saturday’s games.center_img Ghana, one of the tournament favourites, were held to a 2-2 draw by a never-say-die Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, while Mali withstood a tough challenge from Niger to record a 1-0 victory and move to the top of the Group B standings. A draw was a fair result for both teams, but the DRC’s coach Claude le Roy was no doubt a lot happier than Ghana’s Kwesi Appiah after the contest. Keita led from the front, while Adama Tamboura performed excellent defensive work on Niger captain Moussa Maazou, and Italian-based striker Mamadou Samassa did sterling work when he came on as a substitute. For Ghana, it was an opportunity lost as they allowed the Leopards to come back from two goals down to snatch a draw. Some superb passing between Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah led to Gyan crossing the ball into the centre along the ground at the edge of the six-yard box where Emmanuel Agyemang-Badua met it and provided the finish. First winnersMali became the first winners in the 2013 tournament thanks to a late strike by captain Seydou Keita. Many had expected it to be an easier contest for the Eagles, but Niger showed plenty of toughness, which at times resulted in some rather reckless tackling. The Eagles, based on their consistency and results of recent times, must be considered one of the tournament front-runners. Ghana showed in the 2010 Fifa World Cup that they have the quality to go all the way, and the DRC showed they will not stand back for any other team, so good luck to anyone trying to predict how it all plays out – which is a good thing for the neutral football fan. Striker Modibo Sidibe, formerly with South African First Division club Jomo Cosmos, took a blow to his head early in the game, but that seemed to spur his fighting instincts and he was arguably Niger’s best player on the night. On the defensive side of things, Koffi Dan Kowa was a solid, steadying presence.last_img read more