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

Rowing Opens Fall Season At Head Of The Rock

first_imgVarsity 4+ AMiranda PetersonGabrielle BrodekJessica RebischkeSarah FrantikHaley Abrams The Bulldogs’ A & C varsity 4+ boats finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 17:13.272 and 17:21.168. Drake’s B boat placed eighth with a time of 17:44.655 while the D boat finished 15th with a time of 19:22.377. Wisconsin’s top three boats claimed the top three spots in the race. In the Drake’s final race of the day, the varsity 8+, Drake’s four boats finished fifth (A), seventh (B), 15th (C) and 20th (D). The A boat clocked a time of 15:47.236, the B boat 16:25.258, C boat 17:41.959 and D boat 20:03.023. Varsity 4+ CLiz RambhiaKayla CaldwellJulie ShipleyShelley HunterTaylor Schaben Teams competed on a 5,000-meter course (3.2 miles) on the Rock River using a staggered start with boats going every 15 seconds. The winner of each race was determined by the best time. Varsity 8+ CPaige PrienMolly PackerJulie ShipleyAudrey BaumeisterJulie UramMelanie DahlstromKayla CaldwellLauren BascioMorgan Garner “This helped get us ready for Kansas in a few weeks where we will again see some very good teams,” DiSilvestro said. “Hopefully the water level on the Des Moines River gets better and we can do a little more training. Also hoping to get some of our team back from injury. The team has done a great job of working through some difficult conditions that are out of our control.” Varsity 8+ D Margo BurnardRachel SouthgateLogan SpacekLauren SchleichAyana AndersonKathryn GaitoLindsey FinnellKira CapperMaddie Shipley Drake’s novice 8+ boat was the team’s top performer on Sunday with a third place finish with a time of 16:35.528. The team’s B boat placed ninth overall with a time of 19:04.508. Varsity 4+ BPaige PrienSarah KonopackiSarah LarsonKerstin DonatMadison Petersoncenter_img Novice 8+ B Kathryn GaitoAyana AndersonRachel SouthgateLogan SpacekJulia NathanLindsey FinnellLily JonesJocelyn RimesRyli Smith Varsity 4+ DMargo BurnardElise NikolicJulie UramLauren BascioLaura Claydon Novice 8+ AMargo BurnardMolly PakcerOlivia KieltDaniele NitkowskiIngrid McNeeleyAudrey BaumeisterMorgan GarnerMelanie DahlstromMadison Coffman Following the Head of the Rock, Drake will compete at the Jayhawk Jamboree hosted by the University of Kansas on Oct. 23.Varsity 8+ ALiz RambhiaJessica RebischkeGabrielle BrodekSarah LarsonSarah FrantikHaley AbramsSarah KonopackiMadison PetersonOlivia Kielt Varsity 8+ BMiranda PetersonMadison CoffmanLaura ClaydonKerstin DonatElise NikolicIngrid McNeelyDaniele NitkowskiTaylor SchabenShelley Hunter ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Drake University rowing team opened the 2016 fall season at the Head of the Rock Regatta Sunday, Oct. 9 on the Rock River in Rockford, Ill. Drake had boats in the varsity 4+, novice 8+ and varsity 8+ races at the Midwestern regatta that featured many of the area’s top collegiate and club teams.  Print Friendly Version “Today was a really good day for us on the water and we had beautiful weather,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We came in without boating selection and hung in there with Wisconsin, who is a very strong program and we beat Purdue in a few races. With the high water level back in Des Moines, we haven’t rowed our small boats yet this fall but today after only getting out on the Rock for a quick row yesterday put together some great performances.”last_img read more

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The scope of what Obama’s involvement will be remains unknown, and it’s yet to be determined which existing club teams will be part of the league. Qualification tournaments will be held later this year to determine those clubs, with teams from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia expected to be among those taking part. No nation will have more than two teams in the league.“As we’ve been talking about this concept over the last several months, there’s been a tremendous reception from many of our NBA team owners … and in addition, several of the partners of the NBA have expressed a strong desire to work with us in Africa,” Silver said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSilver said Pepsi and Nike’s Jordan Brand — Charlotte owner Michael Jordan was among the owners in the room where Silver made the announcement — are among the partners who have reached out to the NBA and said they want to be part of the Africa league. Silver also said that Obama, an enormous basketball fan, has told him he wants to “be directly involved with these activities in Africa.”Silver said talks between the NBA and Obama are ongoing. Obama spoke on a video that was shown during the event where Silver announced the league. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th All-Star game will be played Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations The league has an office in South Africa, has helped create 87 learn-and-play facilities in seven African nations, and 13 players who were born in Africa on opening-night NBA rosters this season. The league also built an academy in Senegal that opened nearly two years ago.“It’s a huge joy to see our partnership with the NBA enter unchartered territory as we work together for the first time to maximize the potential of professional basketball in Africa,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA’s secretary general.This marks the first time the NBA has been involved with the operation of a league outside of North America.“We’re excited to work closely with the NBA to develop and put in a place a professional league like none that we have ever seen in our region before,” said FIBA Africa Executive Director Alphonse Bile. “Through the Basketball Africa League, we can provide the many great clubs and players with the best possible environment to compete for the highest stakes.”The NBA says more details about the new league will be released in the coming months.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I hope you know through sport, that if you put in effort, you will be rewarded,” Obama said. “I hope you learn through sport what it means to play as a team, and even if you are the best player, your job is not just to show off but your job is to make your teammates better.”The NBA and FIBA’s involvement will include financial support and resources toward continued growing of the game on the continent, as well as providing training for players, coaches and referees and some infrastructure for the new league. Silver said there are 438 companies in Africa that generate more than $1 billion in revenue annually, but that sport there has not seen the same growth — yet.“Africa is a huge economic engine,” Silver said. “And one place, though, where we haven’t seen enormous economic growth yet is in the industry of sport. And that’s something that we are all particularly focused on.”The NBA has held three games in Africa since 2015, all of them selling out — two games in Johannesburg, the other in Pretoria. Many of the league’s current players and coaches, along with several legends and Hall of Famers, have been part of those trips.“I went with them last year,” Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said. “The NBA reaches out across the world.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OKC’s Hamidou Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Morata: I made excuses for Chelsea struggles

first_imgChelsea striker Alvaro Morata says he fell back too heavily on excuses during a “bad period” in his life last season, but is now “very happy” with his situation.After making a £55 million ($72m) move from Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge, Morata started off strongly but struggled badly in the second half of last season.Injury blunted his effectiveness and with pressure mounting, the striker could not get his head right. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The result, he says, was a heavy dose of excuses, right down to the field being too wet for him to perform – an attitude he knows now was driven by his unhappiness.“In football, physical condition is very important, but the head is the most important thing,” Morata said after his brace against Crystal Palace on Sunday. “If you don’t have the head, if the mentality is not good, then you are in trouble.“I had a period where everything – if it is raining, I’m angry because it’s raining. If I miss, it’s because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It is not good.“Everyone can have a bad period in their life, but we are famous, we have a lot of things. Sometimes people think we are not human, with no feelings, with no problems.Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2018-19“The important thing is to find the right balance. Now, I have, and I am very happy. I’m better. In the last month of last season, I was down, down, down, down. I cannot be more down. When you touch the limit, the only thing you can do is to come back.”Morata missed a late chance to complete his hat-trick against Palace, and believes his head again got in the way of that happening, over-thinking the chance.That’s something he wants to remedy, as he knows Chelsea needs his production if they want to compete for honors this season.“In the last 10 minutes, I only have in my head, ‘I want to bring the ball home’, and I think that’s why I missed,” Morata added. “If I don’t think, probably I score.“At the end of the season, if we want to fight for the Premier League, I need to score many goals, Eden [Hazard] has to score many goals, the other strikers, Willian, Pedro, [Ross] Barkley.“There is Hazard, there is [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino, [Sergio] Aguero, [Harry] Kane. This is the league with the best strikers in the world. I don’t need to think about scoring more goals than other players.”last_img read more

Minister Discusses with Grand Bahama Councilors Issues and Successes of Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, met with Local Government Councilors during his trip to Grand Bahama October 26-27, 2017.   The meeting took the form of a dinner at Maryann’s Restaurant in Freeport.Minister Campbell told the council leaders that his purpose in meeting with them was to get feedback on their respective constituencies, but mostly to learn from them how to put together a successful local government council.   He noted that Local Government is still something the Government intends to implement in Nassau and, thus, he wanted to “pick their brains” on exactly what works in the establishment of local government.Once Local Government Councilors shared with the Minister their concerns and challenges, they were more than happy to share their recommendations on the successful establishment of Local Government.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley) Related Items:last_img read more

Get setNH7

first_imgAccording to you how has music in India changed over the years?There are some truly inspiring artists coming up now. I love hearing the kind of attitude that young artists tend to have. Yet there is sometimes a lack of knowledge as per how the scene got this way in the first place and the people that made it happen. For the most part, I am excited at the state of indie music in India.Could you tell us more about Karsh Kale Collective? Well, the band kind of came together when I came to India to promote my album Cinema.  I had played with some of the musicians before and had to put a band together for a series of shows supporting the album’s release. Things worked out so well that the same band went on to do an episode of Coke Studio and the rest is history. For me, it is the dream band I have always been striving to put together. I get to explore rock, electronica, classical and film music and so much more, all at the same time with this band. I also see myself improving as a musician collaborating with such a great and creative group of artists.  The band consists of Warren Mendonsa, Ajay Prasanna, Jai Row Kavi, Jayant Luthra, Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao and Karsh Kale. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At NH7 Weekender in Delhi, who all will you be performing with from NH7 All Stars? What are your expectations from the Delhi leg?Bacardi NH7 Weekender is an amazing festival, and a place where indie music comes together, and I love playing at the festival each year. The Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, which is the finale set for the festival, is a celebration of all the music that’s played at the festival, and the music that we’ve grown up on.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHas your sense of music changed with time? Any new favourites or preferences recently?I like different aspects of different artists and take inspiration from all angles. Today in India there is a wellspring of new and fresh takes on music, like Shaa’ir + Func, Dualist Inquiry, Nucleya, Advaita, and of course, the veteran rockers that have been keeping it alive for years, like Pentagram, Ankur Tewari, Midival Punditz, Blackstratblues, etc. Tell us about your most memorable performance or gig. So many to name. I’d have to say generally the Bacardi NH7 Weekender experience tends to take the cake as it seems to be a culmination of a lot of energy, and we are all surrounded by friends and fellow artists, so there is always an added excitement. We’re performing the finale concert along with some special guests for all four festivals this year, across Pune, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata.What next for Karsh Kale?I plan to do more in terms of writing and recording with the Collective, not to mention more concerts. I am also working on an album of my own vocal songs, which is a first for me. I’ll be collaborating with Salim Merchant, Gaurav Raina from the Midival Punditz, Nitin Sawhney and Warren Mendonsa on songs for this project.  I have wanted to do a vocal record for a long time, but now I feel my voice is ready. There are a few film projects on the cards as well, that are more interesting and left field.  NUCLEYAWhy the name Nucleya? How does it describe you?Nucleya was my e-mail password when I was in school. I was looking for a name, and this was what occurred to me.Tell us a little bit about your own musical journey.My parents are avid music listeners. We had music in the house all the time. My father likes Indian film music from the 50s and 60s, my mum is very fond of Ghazals, and brother prefers electronic music, so I was exposed to many different genres at once. When I was in school, my father bought me my first ever computer, and on that I started making electronic music. With a few like-minded friends, I formed my first band Bandish Projekt. Being part of a band, I was making one particular style of music for about 10 years. I wanted to explore and experiment. About five years ago, I started Nucleya, and with this moniker I started exploring and came across dubstep and instantly fell in love with it. I have major dubstep influences in my music and I chose this genre because it has strong bass throughout, and simple half time drums. What is your opinion about the future of EDM in India? When you started it was at a nascent stage, how has it changed according to you?The electronic music scene has changed drastically. Back in the day, there were no venues for electronic music and now we have festivals. But it’s not just that – all the best electronic musicians from around the world headline our festivals, play at clubs in India and support our artists too, so that’s awesome!What were your thoughts behind developing your new album Koocha Monster?My new EP, Koocha Monster, celebrates Indian street music in a slightly more bass heavy format. In Hindi, streets are called gali koocha, so the word koocha comes from there, and the word ‘monster’ comes from the sound of the bass. As far as the sound of the EP is concerned, the EP is a hybrid of many genres. I wanted to explore Indian street music and various sub genres of bass heavy music like Moombahton, trap, dubstep and reggae. I love sampling dialogues, news, so that’s there as well.What can we expect from your set at NH7 Weekender in Delhi?I plan to play a very special visual set this time, where the visuals are all mashed up and resynced to the beat live, which will be very interesting. I also plan to play some unreleased music.You have performed at several international and national festivals. What are the main differences you see amongst the audiences there and back home?Each venue is a different experience regardless of whether it’s in India or international. The response I get in Pune is so different as compared to the response I get in, say, Delhi. The same thing is applicable to all international gigs I have played so far. In some places the energy is very high, and in some places not so much. I have played some gigs where people preferred to just stand and listen to what I’m playing rather than dancing, which is amazing too.last_img read more