Eduard Folayang on brutal loss: My journey doesn’t end here

first_imgEduard Folayang vows he will bounce back. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMANILA, Philippines—Eduard Folayang is no stranger to bouncing back from bad losses.He’s done it twice before with both occasions he wound up winning the ONE lightweight world title.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:30Expect more careful, flexible Eduard Folayang vs dangerous Amir Khan02:14Carpio 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 “I’ve experienced it all and I’ve learned a lot. But the journey doesn’t end here,” Folayang said.“What’s good about this setback is it will make me feel more motivated to train and improve and someday be a specialist like Shinya. We have the opportunity to do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In 2014, Folayang took a brutal first round loss to Timofey Nastyukhin, who hit him with a flying knee.But that loss only paved way for Folayang’s journey to winning the lightweight belt for the first time in 2016 when he stopped Aoki in the third round of their first title bout.Folayang won four straight fights after losing to Nastyukhin but he stumbled upon another road block in 2017 when he got knocked out by Martin Nguyen to yield the lightweight title.Then, he went on another streak and recaptured the belt to become a two-time lightweight world champion.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang says he’s not done yet. | @MarkGiongcoINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) April 3, 2019 LATEST STORIES Isa Molde could return sooner than expected as UP fights for Final 4 spotcenter_img Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And the Filipino star has no doubt he would be able to redeem himself and reign once again.“I know I’m not done yet. This is just the beginning of a third chapter that will be written and I’m excited to write one again,” Folayang told Filipino scribes at his hotel room hours after losing the lightweight crown to Shinya Aoki Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

5 hospitalised after Essequibo Coast collision

first_imgFive persons are currently hospitalised at the Suddie Public Hospital, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a trench at La Union.The car involved in the accident ended in a trench at La UnionEyewitnesses report that three adults including the driver, and two children sustained injuries.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the car was travelling south when the driver lost control and ended up in the trench. The incident reportedly occurred around 16:00h on Monday.On hearing the loud impact, several persons living in La Union converged on the scene and rescued the persons who were then rushed to the hospital by Police.One resident alleges that the driver was speeding.“All I saw a black vehicle speeding then suddenly ended up in the trench, the children were then pulled out and sent to the hospital”, another eyewitness revealed.Police were informed and immediately responded.Investigations into the accident are ongoing.last_img read more

Previous plan to pump treated water upstream revived

first_imgThe riverbed changes instantly from vast expanse of brush-strewn sand on the east to lush green foliage on the west side, due entirely to two wastewater treatment facilities that pump treated water into the river at Bouquet Canyon Road and near Six Flags Magic Mountain. The Santa Clara flows from Acton to the Pacific. “If you stand on the bridge at Bouquet Canyon Road and look to the west, it’s nice and green,” Peterson said. “On the east side, it’s dry as a bone and not horribly attractive in some places. “This would be to seek to recreate wetlands in the riverbed, which would foster habitats, incorporate bike trails … business might want restaurants with outdoor seating.” Among the original ideas was the use of inflatable rubber dams to create a lake, similar to a successful project in Tempe, Ariz., where a three-mile lake was created, Peterson said. But the move to try that in Santa Clarita was quickly scrapped for two reasons – the water would quickly drain and the river flows downhill so the barrier on the west end would have be as high as 35 feet, he said. “If we wanted a one-mile lake, the downstream dam would have to be enormous,” he said. If the federal funding remains in the version of the appropriations bill eventually signed by the president, the city would work with the county sanitation district that runs the treatment plant, the Army Corp., groundwater users downstream in Ventura County and the various regulatory agencies. One question that will be addressed in the feasibility study is whether reintroducing water upstream would cause more environmental harm than good. “Prettier isn’t always necessarily better,” Peterson said. “The feasibility study will examine, yeah, it’s great we re-establish wetlands, but what does that do the existing ecosystem.” (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A plan contrived years ago to pump treated wastewater upstream to Canyon Country to replenish the dusty Santa Clara River bed didn’t hold water, literally. Parts of the sandy riverbed are too porous and the grade of the river too steep to realize an ambitious vision to create a lake or running river in hopes of restoring the wetlands and changing a rather dull landscape. So the city of Santa Clarita and several other agencies are looking at their options with the goal of enhancing the dry stretch of Southern California’s last wild river. “There are sections that are porous, but the key is finding sections where it will work,” said David Peterson, a management analyst for the city. “What we want is to see what we can do as far as restoring the river.” With the possibility of new federal funding, the city and the Army Corps of Engineers aren’t giving up on the plan hatched years ago, but stuck in limbo until last week. U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, Santa Clarita’s first mayor, earmarked $500,000 in the House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study with the goal of bringing lush plant life to the river. The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the bill, which now faces Senate hearings. “That $500,000 is designed to go on the next level, to see what kinds of things could be done along the river to improve the habitat and open recreational opportunities,” said Michael Murphy, the city’s lobbyist. The corps conducted the Santa Clara River Reconnaissance Study about five years ago to determine ways to enhance the river habitat, investigate recreation options and improve flood control, Murphy said. “One of the things they were looking at was is there potential to introduce water into the river further upstream,” Murphy said. last_img read more

No expense spared on gifts for White House noteworthies

first_imgWASHINGTON – What, oh what, to give the leader of the free world? From the looks of an official record of gifts to President Bush last year, it’s clear the average pen set and card won’t do. Try an $11,000 Cartier Santos Dumont watch with an 18K white gold case, given to Bush in April 2006 by Thailand’s prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Or, for time spent at his Texas ranch, there’s a pair of black leather Hungarian riding boots stitched with an off-white leather “W.” Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany gave them to Bush a couple of weeks before the president’s birthday in July. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received a hand painted decorative orb with a picture of herself inside. The $800 gift was sent by a ranking Chinese general, and it’s listed for use in the State Department’s museum. But Rice’s most expensive gift came from Saudi King Abdullah in February 2006: a white gold-and-diamond necklace, earrings, bracelet and ring, worth $20,000. Eight months later, he sent a similar jewelry set, valued at $12,000. In fact, Saudi leaders were one of the most generous donors to the Bush administration, according to the list. Besides Rice, the country presented gifts to Vice President Dick Cheney; Cheney’s wife, Lynne; members of Cheney’s staff; State Department spokesman Sean McCormack and David Welch, the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, among others. Justice Department officials also had opportunity for treasure. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who resigned earlier this year under an ethical cloud, received a Cartier watch worth $1,000-$1,500 from the attorney general’s office in Qatar. This office was the only donor to Justice Department officials last year, the list shows.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBush – as well as first lady Laura Bush, Cabinet members and other top federal employees – received thousands of dollars worth of gifts from foreign leaders and friends last year, according to a list compiled and released by the State Department. Many of these items are from the customary exchange of gifts between U.S. and foreign leaders, and the pricier ones must be turned over to the U.S. government. Still, it’s the thought that counts. Although many presents were predictable – silver plates, cufflinks and vases – just as many others were elaborate or downright pricey. In January 2006, the Bushes each received some “hand-woven emerald green, fuchsia, indigo blue, orange and purple traditional Ghana Kente (cloth) with a stripe and geometric weft motif pattern” from Ghana’s president, John Kufuor, according to the description on the list. That month, a Mexican governor and his wife sent Laura Bush a pure silver, hollow sculpture of a male bust called “The Creator,” mounted on a marble base and valued at $1,500. The former librarian also accepted a cashmere shawl, silk scarves, and many books and jewelry items last year. Such presents didn’t just go to the First Family. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL band Mojo GoGo are thrilled to finally release their long awaited first single “Like The Sun”.The single and video was released today across their social media websites.Niki Pollock on Guitar and vocals, Keelin Gallagher, Bassist and singer along with guitarist Paul Rodgers and drummer Jordan Carty have been going from strength to strength.The single which is a Digital Only release can now be bought on iTunes. And you can watch it here now – by clicking play.The lads have been locked away in their rehearsal space for the past two months gearing up for the eagerly awaited release.Mojo GoGo had their release gig for the single on Wednesday night in The Grand Social, Dublin.The single release gig was also an Industry Showcase in which some of the biggest names in the Irish music industry came to watch them perform to the SOLD OUT crowd of 300+ supporters.Mojo GoGo have had major success throughout their short career. Most recently they have been featured on the same bill as the FOO FIGHTERS at Tennents Vital in Belfast.The future is looking bright for our very own local stars.Please support the boys and download their first single “Like The Sun” from iTunes today!Niki Pollock on Guitar and vocals, Keelin Gallagher, Bassist and singer along with guitarist Paul Rodgers and drummer Jordan Carty DDTV: MOJO GOGO’S STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR FIRST SINGLE – WATCH IT HERE! was last modified: November 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: MOJO GOGO’S STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR FIRST SINGLE – WATCH IT HERE!last_img read more

Al-Hasawi EXCLUSIVE: Dream is Premier League after Mark Warburton appointment

first_imgAl-Hasawi, who took over Forest in 2012, has faced fierce criticism for his handling of the club.Warburton is Forest’s sixth different manager in just over four years and fed-up fans have called on the owner to sell up.American businessmen John Moores and Charles Noell recently held talks over a takeover before the plug was pulled on a deal.Al-Hasawi says he will consider a sale to a ‘serious buyer’ but right now he is only focused on improving all aspects of the club.“I would love to see Nottingham Forest in the Premier League one day. This is my dream,” he said.“I have made mistakes, but we will try to learn from mistakes. This is what is happening right now.“They have said before there is no structure, but we have brought in a director of finance, we have brought in a director of football, we have a good manager now.“Everything is in place for next season but people don’t understand that because they want it to happen in one day. We cannot make this happen in one day.“Even if I sell the club, I will not leave Nottingham Forest in a bad shape. I will put it in the right shape.“If there is a buyer, who is a serious buyer not wasting my time, I would consider that, but I will not leave Nottingham Forest like this.“My target is to take Forest to the Premier League. If there is not a serious buyer, I am not desperate to sell. People are talking to me but there is nothing serious at the moment.”Asked what his message to the Forest fans is, he responded: “I would like to make them happy.“I know some fans don’t like me at the moment because of the bad rumours. But, with time, maybe they will understand what I am trying to do for the club.” Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi is hopeful the club will soon be reaching for the Premier League with Mark Warburton in charge.Former Brentford and Rangers boss Warburton was confirmed as the Championship club’s new manager on Tuesday, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.He takes over a Forest side sitting just two points above the relegation zone having lost five of their last seven games.In an exclusive interview with Jim White on talkSPORT, Al-Hasawi expressed his confidence that the 54-year-old will transform the club’s fortunes.“Mark Warburton is a proven manager,” said the Kuwaiti businessman. “He did an amazing job with Brentford and also with Glasgow Rangers. We have been aiming for him for a long time, but we couldn’t get him because he was with other clubs.“I wish he can move the club forward. He knows what he is doing, he knows how to deal with players, he knows the Championship, he is experienced, a proven manager.“I know we will stay safe this season and then we will try to put things together so we can come on again.“Two, three years ago Brighton were in the same position, almost at the bottom, and then they changed the manager and they stayed safe. Now look at them – they are top of the league.“We are trying to do the same, to get the right manager and move forward.” 1last_img read more

Be an angel for the holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’According to Butterfield, this is the eighth year for the Angel Tree project. In past years, AVH physicians, employees, volunteers, board members and visitors have helped make it a success by providing warm clothing, food toys and other gifts. “Our hospital’s staff has demonstrated remarkable generosity through this program,” said AVH CEO Les Wong. “Some departments adopt an entire family, fulfilling their wishes and even providing a holiday dinner. Our wish is for the Antelope Valley community to participate fully and help make an even bigger difference this holiday season.” Any individual or company can be a part of the holiday celebration by either joining in on the Angel Tree project or by participating in other ways such as donating nonperishable food items, “adopting” a family (must be anonymous due to HIPAA regulations) by working with Healthy Homes staff to identify a particular family’s needs; donating cash for holiday needs, or donating gift certificates to food, toy, and clothing stores. All donations are tax deductible. Celebrating more than 50 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital is a 379-bed district, not-for-profit hospital that was founded in 1955. The hospital is dedicated to providing quality care and services to everyone in the Antelope Valley. AV Hospital is located at 1600 West Avenue J in Lancaster, California. For further information, please visit To post your own stories and photos, log on to With holiday commercialism everywhere, it can be easy to forget that many area families have difficulty putting meals on the table and providing the basic necessities each day, much less providing their children with holiday gifts. With the continuation of its “Angel Tree” tradition, from Thursday through Dec. 13, Antelope Valley Hospital is taking steps to ensure that some of the Valley’s most needy families still have a chance for a bright Christmas and a new year that brings hope. The AVH Angel Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with ornamental tags that indicate the needs and wishes of children and families who participate in the hospital’s Healthy Homes program. The program has two goals: to prevent child abuse and to help medically at-risk pregnant women deliver a healthy full-term infant. Long-term services are provided in the home. The Angel Tree will be on display in the hospital cafeteria. During that time, anyone can come and take a tag from the tree, buy the gift or gifts written on the tag, and bring them to the hospital’s Nursing Administration office. Healthy Homes’ staff will distribute the gifts to the requesting families in time for the holidays. “The recipients of these gifts are primarily families who are at or below the poverty level,” said Lea Butterfield, director of Healthy Homes. “The parents are either employed or in a training or education program to improve their employment opportunities. They are hard-working people who simply do not have the income needed for the kind of holiday celebrations so many of us take for granted.” 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

Mourinho forced to apologise to small child after kicking wall in frustration

first_img Mourinho kicks the wall beside his seat in the dugout The Portuguese raced from his seat, incensed at the decision to award a foul against his player Jesse Lingard rescued a point for the home side in a fast-paced clash under the Old Trafford lights.This is the second time in as many weeks the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has become so frustrated he has lashed out at an inanimate object close to him at Old Trafford.Following Marouane Fellaini’s last-minute winner against Young Boys in the Champions League, the United boss picked up a water bottle carrier and duly slammed it to the ground. And it seems the frenetic pace of the match took a toll on Mourinho, despite securing a point.Lucas Torreira was caught in midfield on the ball, waving his arms in protest as he went down. To the chagrin of the Red Devils manager, referee Andre Marriner awarded the diminutive midfielder a free-kick.With his frustrations getting the better of him, the Portuguese boss got out of his seat and kicked the wall beside him.Realising his mistake, the 55-year-old apologised to the young spectator in the stand. 2 Jose Mourinho was forced to apologise to a small child at Old Trafford after kicking a wall in frustration.The Manchester United boss seemed annoyed, despite watching his side fight back twice to claim a 2-2 draw with high-flying Arsenal. 2last_img read more

Big second inning pushes Newman Catholic past Auburndale baseball

first_imgApaches drop to 1-5 this seasonBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Wausau Newman Catholic scored eight runs in the second inning and held on from there, beating Auburndale 10-7 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball game Friday at Auburndale High School.Newman scored all 10 of its runs in the second and third innings against Auburndale starter Aaron Willfahrt. Only two of the runs were earned.Auburndale (1-5, 1-4 Marawood South) was held to six hits, two coming from Willfahrt, who also scored twice.Auburndale will be back in action Thursday at Stratford.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 10, Apaches 7Wausau Newman 082 000 0 – 10 8Auburndale 121 201 0 – 7 6LP: Aaron Willfahrt.SO: A. Willfahrt (2 inn.) 3, Caleb Weinfurter (5 inn.) 6. BB: A. Willfahrt 3, Weinfurter 0.Newman statistics not reported.Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 2-3, 2-2 Marawood South; Auburndale 1-5, 1-4 Marawood South.last_img read more