‘Dream fight’: Eduard Folayang wants to test his mettle against Eddie Alvarez

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “When it comes to experience, Alvarez has the biggest advantage. Youth is on the side of Tynanes and Dagi.”But nothing’s guaranteed.As great as Alvarez is in his craft, it only takes a single blow or one wrong move to be the difference from winning and losing.“The ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix is a great test to find out who’s the worthy challenger to the champion. Each competitor has their own style and talent. Only the best will emerge out of this tournament,” Folayang said.Folayang also has an ideal scenario in mind with his Team Lakay teammate Honorio Banario competing in the Grand Prix as well.“Honorio Banario has his sights on winning the Grand Prix as well,” he said. “I am not thinking of fighting my teammate, but the idea of him being the tournament champion and me being the lightweight champion is the best possible scenario for our team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have my sights on Eddie Alvarez,” Folayang revealed. “He is a multiple-time world champion, and I want to test myself against him. It’s my dream fight.”A two-time lightweight champion, Folayang has little to prove but he is always aching for a stiff challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut there are a lot of moving pieces that would need to fall into place first before Folayang sets up a showdown with Alvarez.The 35-year-old Alvarez will make his ONE debut in the Lightweight World Grand Prix, which gets going on January 25 in Manila. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers After Broner bout and one more fight, Jinkee Pacquiao wants Manny to retire Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang made it a fact that he has his eyes locked in on decorated champion Eddie Alvarez, who is one of the biggest names in combat sports.Alvarez, who is a former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion, just signed with ONE Championship three months ago.ADVERTISEMENT The Grand Prix will feature the top eight lightweights with the winner challenging the champion.Folayang is the current lightweight king but is scheduled for a title defense in a rematch with Japanese legend Shinya Aoki on March 31 in Japan.Beating Aoki again will then pit Folayang against whoever emerges the victor in the Grand Prix, which many believe will be Alvarez.The 34-year-old Folayang has three fighters in mind who have the upper hand in the Grand Prix.“Eddie Alvarez, Lowen Tynanes and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev are probably the top three favorites to win the tournament,” he shared.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Firearm licence for all registered fishing boats

first_imgDear Editor,I have been following the horrific tragedy of my Guyanese brothers who were mercilessly slaughtered at the hands of pirates.My deepest sympathy goes out to the families of the deceased and all those who have suffered. I have a suggestion that I think can stop piracy on the high seas and what I am suggesting must be addressed immediately by the Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.Every fishing boat must be registered and licensed. Every fishing boat captain must be registered and licensed. Every registered captain must be given a firearm licence and a firearm which will be kept at the Police Station nearest to the captain’s residence. Whenever the captain is going out to sea, he must submit a list with the names of his crew and time of departure to the Police station. An officer from the station must uplift the firearm from the station and escort the captain to his boat and hand over the firearm before departure. Upon return from his fishing trip, the captain must immediately report to the Police station and surrender his firearm which will be kept there until he is ready to go to sea again.Regards,K Jones (Canada)last_img read more

MACORP introduces new line of tractors

first_imgPersons inspecting one of the new tractors on siteFarmers across the sugar industry were on Wednesday given a firsthand experience with a new line of Case tractors, introduced by Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) to cater for a number of industries.Partnering with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), a practical session was conducted at the Uitvlugt Estate lands and persons from various sections of the industry capitalised on the opportunity to learn the specifics of some the best agricultural machineries.Chief Executive Officer of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga, stated that the brand of tractors – Case – has been known for reinventing its machinery over the years to keep up with what is trending.“These are by far the best machines that you can get. There is no other company that has such a long history as Case that demonstrates that they are in the forefront of producing the best quality products. The other reason why Case has been in the marketplace for such a long time is because they reinvent themselves,” Escarraga stated.Case tractors are also cost effective and customers are subjected to warranty of its durability. The prices vary from $7.5 million to $17 million. The tractors are available in three models, depending on the type of terrain and work to be done.The CEO further mentioned, “We are bringing to the country, a brand that is well-known here in Guyana. Everywhere we go, people remember the quality and the reliability of the Case products and this is something that makes us confident that with the introduction of this new product line, we will all benefit.”Stakeholders at the site were interested in the introduction of the new tractors, and pledged their support towards purchasing them in the near future. Apart from the sugar industry, the machines are also capable of working in the rice sector and aiding in the construction of drains and other structures. Attachments are also available when purchasing and can be assembled if needed.MACORP has also formed a new partnership with Goodyear to provide durable tyres for these and other machines. Goodyear is an internationally recognised brand which is sold after meeting rigorous testing and standards.last_img read more

Emery needs time to rebuild Arsenal — Cech

first_img0Shares0000Work in progress: Petr Cech wants Arsenal fans to be patient with Unai Emery © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech pleaded for patience after Unai Emery’s first match as Arsene Wenger’s successor ended in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.The Gunners were largely outclassed by the Premier League champions on Sunday and struggled to implement some obvious changes demanded by Emery in the off season. Cech nearly scored an embarrassing own goal and looked uncomfortable in trying to play out from the back as City pressed high.After a series of risky passes, a long clearance by Cech was met with huge cheers from the Arsenal fans, but the veteran called for Emery’s methods to be given time.“I think they have to understand that when you start building a new team with a new manager and a completely new way it may take time,” said Cech, who kept his place in goal ahead of new signing Bernd Leno.A tough start for the Spanish coach continues next weekend against Cech’s old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea’s new boss Maurizio Sarri did get off to a winning start in his Premier League debut at Huddersfield.But Cech believes Arsenal can take heart from Chelsea’s own struggles to cope with City in losing the Community Shield 2-0 last weekend.“Next week we have another big game but we will be better prepared because we have this game behind us. I believe we pushed them more than Chelsea did in the Community Shield,” he added.Many of the concepts Emery wants to implement at Arsenal are similar to what Pep Guardiola has mastered in raising the bar at City.And the difference between a project now into its third season under Guardiola and Emery’s early days was obvious on the opening weekend of the season.“We try and build the team and create our own way of playing,” said Cech.“Obviously we have been doing that for five weeks, they have been doing that for three years now so obviously they have a big advantage.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Infant left with gel in airways after surgery awarded €12,500

first_imgThe family of a Donegal young boy who was left with medical debris in his throat following a surgery have received €12,500 in compensation.Jill Crawford, of Corkey, Manorcunningham, told Circuit Court President, Justice Raymond Groarke that the main reason she instituted proceedings was to ensure “this does not happen again to some other family, where the consequences might be even worse”. Barrister Paul O’Neill, counsel for the couple’s six-year-old son, Bobby Johnston, told the court that the then three months old baby had been operated on in June 2012 to correct a partial cleft lip and had been discharged from the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, with an obstruction in his airway.O’Neill, who appeared with Jane Lanigan of Lanigan Clarke Solicitors, Letterkenny, said Bobby had become ill to such an extent that he was days later rushed back to the emergency department of the Children’s Hospital where, during an examination, he vomited “a pink moulding gel material” that had lodged in his throat during the earlier operation.Jill Crawford told the court in an affidavit how her baby had gagged and retched at home as he tried to breathe through thick mucus saliva.“He was so unwell that our family clergyman drove half the length of Donegal to be with him and was shocked to see how low he was,” Crawford said.O’Neill said that from medical reports it was revealed that a throat pack had not been inserted in Bobby’s throat during the initial surgery to prevent saliva, blood and other surgical debris from tracking down in the pharynx and respiratory tract.As a consequence of pink alginate gel having entered his airway and remaining there on his discharge from hospital, Bobby developed a moderate to severe post-operative chest infection which had resulted in his readmission to hospital.Bobby was at “such very serious risk” that his parents, fearing an ambulance would take too long, had been advised and decided to drive him back to the hospital with an admission recommendation from their GP.O’Neill told Judge Groarke that it while Bobby was being re-examined on his return to the hospital’s emergency unit that a wooden spatula had been used to keep his mouth open. This had caused him to vomit up some of the foreign material in his airway. It turned out to be a pink mould gel. He twice vomited up more of the gel.The court heard that on discovery of the reason for Bobby’s condition he received medical treatment but throughout a six weeks recovery had suffered discomfort, distress and pain.O’Neill said Bobby had sued the hospital for medical negligence through his mother and a settlement offer of €12,500 had been made. He recommended its acceptance to the court.He said Crawford was more concerned that some other child might suffer even worse consequences than about the amount of the settlement.Judge Groarke, approving of the settlement, said he felt it was better that the family put their very difficult experience behind them.Infant left with gel in airways after surgery awarded €12,500 was last modified: October 26th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:awardcourtdonegalGELmanorcunninghamoperationlast_img read more


first_imgVOICE of sport Charlie Collins has joined forces with Letterkenny businessman Enda Nicholls in a bid to oust Highland Radio off the airwaves, it has emerged.The Sunday Times reports that Collins, who quit Highland earlier this year, is part of a consortium with the owner of Arena 7 entertainment complex which is bidding to win the license to broadcast in north Donegal from next year.Until now the only person named in the consortium is Inishowen businessman Paddy Simpson who has extensive business interests including Derry’s version of Arena 7 on the city’s Buncrana Road. Mr Collins worked at Highland for 22 years.Friends say he left the station where he worked as general manager and head of sport.That position was later given to presenter Shaun Doherty.The consortium would put the station back in the hands of Donegal people. It is currently owned by a Galway family. However Highland has vowed to fight to keep the license to broadcast for another ten years.* For all the latest breaking news online – www.donegaldaily.com CHARLIE COLLINS JOINS ARENA 7 BOSS IN BID TO PUT HIGHLAND RADIO OFF AIR was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Charlie CollinsHighland Radiopaddy simpsonlast_img read more

Study: 77% Don’t Want to Share Location on Smartphones

first_imgFor the last two weeks, it seems like anything anyone can talk about is the fact that our GPS-enabled smartphones are tracking our location. First, it was the iPhone, then the Android and finally Windows Phone 7. Why has this struck such a chord?According to a study by TRUSTe, a leading Internet privacy service provider, privacy is the leading concern for smartphone users, with security following close behind. Although some may point to 15,200-word terms of service, privacy comes down to more than a legal contract, it comes down to user expectation and, in this case, it seems that users did not expect that their smartphones were not only tracking them, but also sending the data back to Google’s, Apple’s and Microsoft’s servers. Tags:#Location#mobile#news#NYT#privacy#Statistics#web mike melanson The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement TRUSTe’s survey points out why this story erupted so quickly. The survey, conducted in 2011, “revealed a strikingly high level of concern around personal information and data privacy,” the company writes. Privacy concerns weren’t only the primary concern stated by respondents, but 77% said that they don’t want to share their location with app owners and developers. Beyond that, 85% of respondents said that they were uncomfortable with advertiser tracking. If 77% of respondents don’t want to knowingly share their location with apps.ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about a study last week that had similar findings. According to that study, published by Portland, Oregon digital marketing firm White Horse, 56% of smartphone owners surveyed said they knew about location-based services and 39% of respondents said they used them. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Expanded Cork — The Greenest Insulation Material?

first_imgCost and availabilityNorth American distribution channels are just being set up, so pricing is far from certain. (One U.S. distributor of cork insulation is Small Planet Workshop.) But Simoes told me the price to a distributor will be about $0.70 per board-foot, not including shipping, markups, or the exchange rate. If those mark-ups come to 50%, the cost per board foot would be $1.05 and the cost to achieve R-19 would come to about $5.50 per square foot for cork, vs. $1.10 – $1.60 for polyisocyanurate insulation and $2.00 – $2.25 for extruded polystyrene.That’s a significant upcharge for cork, but you end up with one of the greenest building materials anywhere. I’m so excited about expanded cork insulation, in fact, that I’m hoping to use it on an upcoming building project later this year.You can read my full review of Amorim Isolamentos’ expanded cork insulation board at BuildingGreen.com (membership required). You can also visit the company’s website or send an e-mail: geral.aisol@amorim.com. Cork insulation performanceExpanded cork insulates to R-3.6 per inch. It has a density of 7.0–7.5 pounds per cubic foot and compressive strength of 15 psi (with 10% compression). It is intermediate in its permeability to moisture — with a 40 mm layer having a permeance of 2.2 perms. Although the expanded cork insulation gives off a smoky smell, a test report I examined showed the material to pass France’s stringent requirements for a dozen volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with flying colors. Cork also has superb sound-control properties.From a fire-resistance standpoint, it meets the European Class E designation (the standard met by other rigid insulation materials) without the need for flame retardants that are used in the most common boardstock insulation products. A 40 mm-thick piece of the boardstock insulation held over a torch will resist burn-through for an 60-90 minutes, compared to less than 10 seconds for expanded or extruded polystyrene, which meets the same Class E designation. (The flawed manner in which we determine fire-resistance properties of materials is the topic for another article.)Cork insulation has been used as a rigid insulation material for decades in Europe. It is not uncommon to install an 8- to 10-inch layer on exterior walls and a 10- to 12-inch layer on roofs. The first Passive House built in Austria (in 1995) used a 350-mm layer (nearly 14 inches) of the material. It is typically used as an exterior insulation layer, much like polyisocyanurate. In Portugal, the world’s leading producer of cork, these oak trees are federally protected, and many cork forests are certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Harvesting is done by hand, much as it has for over 2,000 years. While cork oak forests in Portugal are expanding, cork’s market share for bottle stoppers is dropping as plastic stoppers and screw-off caps become more common — motivating the company to look for new markets. I’m always on the hunt for the latest, most interesting, and most environmentally friendly building materials, and I have particular interest in insulation products — partly because many conventional insulation products have significant environmental downsides. (See “Avoiding the Global Warming Impact of Insulation” and “Polystyrene: Does it Belong in a Green Building?”)So I was thrilled to learn about expanded cork boardstock insulation made by the Portuguese company Amorim Isolamentos and just now being introduced into the North American market. Francisco Simoes, of Amorim, visited our office in Brattleboro in June and told us all about it.Familiar to wine drinkers as the traditional bottle-stopper, cork is a natural product made from the outer bark of a species of oak tree that grows in the western Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa. The bark is harvested after trees reach an age of 18-25 years and it regenerates, allowing harvesting every nine years over the tree’s 200-year life. RELATED ARTICLES Cork Insulation on Our FarmhouseInstalling Cork InsulationBuildingGreen Announces Top-10 Green-Building Productscenter_img Cork as a building materialI have long been a fan of cork flooring, floor underlayment, and acoustical wall coverings. These materials are made from residual cork that remains after punching cork bottle stoppers from the bark — which consumes only 25% to 30% of the bark.For cork flooring and these other products, the cork granules are glued together with a binder and then sliced into the finished products.Expanded cork insulation is quite different. The same cork granules are used, but they are exposed to superheated steam in large metal forms. This heating expands the cork granules and activates a natural binder in the cork — suberin — that binds the particles together. In an in-depth product review about expanded cork insulation in the August issue of Environmental Building News I describe the fascinating history of this process. (It was invented by accident in New York City in the late 1800s).After producing these large billets of expanded cork, they are sliced into insulation boards in a wide range of thicknesses — in both metric and inch-pound (I-P) sizes. In I-P units, thicknesses from a half-inch to 12 inches are available — with dimensions of 1′ x 3′ or 2′ x 3′.The material is 100% natural and rapidly renewable as defined by the LEED Rating System. It is durable yet ultimately biodegradable, produced from sustainable forestry operations, and a byproduct from the cork bottle-stopper industry. Though there is significant shipping energy required to bring it here, shipping by ocean-going vessel is relatively energy-efficient. It’s hard to imagine a greener building material. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

Orquina shakes off flu, sizzles en route to Three-Point crown

first_imgFederer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open; Nadal needs 4 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also joining in the contest were San Sebastian’s RK Ilagan, EAC’s Sidney Onwubere, Letran’s Jerrick Balanza, Lyceum’s Spencer Pretta, JRU’s Karl Bordon, Arellano’s Brylle Meca, and St. Benilde’s Matt Johnson. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I didn’t really expect this. I still feel weak, but I was able to recover,” shared Orquina. “In my mind, I just wanted to enjoy this because this is my first time.”The sniper said that wins like these are big for the cellar-dweling Cardinals as they look for a silverlining in preparation for the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“For me, this is really important. We’re already playing bad, so at least, awards like these allows us to redeem ourselves a bit,” he said.Orquina dethroned defending champion AC Soberano of San Beda, who only had 14 in the first round. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlmel Orquina shrugged off flu and came out of nowhere to win the Three-Point Shootout Friday in the 2017 NCAA All-Star at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Mapua sophomore shot 15 points in the final round, with the title-clinching basket coming from the moneyball of the fourth rack to fend off Perpetual’s Jack Hao, who had 10 points, in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more

Alex Ferguson urges Manchester United fans to keep calm and rally behind Van Gaal

first_imgAlex Ferguson has urged Manchester United supporters to get behind under-fire manager Louis van Gaal despite the side struggling to avoid a third hugely disappointing campaign since the all-conquering Scot retired.United are sixth in the Premier League and face strong competition from West Ham United and bitter rivals Manchester City to clinch fourth place, the final Champions League spot, with eight games remaining.The Red Devils are 16 points behind leaders Leicester City and the FA Cup appears to be their only hope of silverware this season despite heavy off-season investment, but they face a daunting quarter-final replay at West Ham on April 13.Ferguson pointed out the host of injuries Van Gaal has had to deal with throughout the season, while also trying to integrate their summer additions into the squad.”It is dead easy to be critical. You have to be realistic about some things. The number of injuries he has had… if you have players missing of that calibre it has to have an impact on the team,” the club’s most successful manager told British media.”The other aspect which is always easy to forget, there are five new players in their first season at United and two are young players in (Anthony) Martial and Memphis (Depay), and their promise is good.”You have to have some patience being a Manchester United fan and they have shown that over the years; in Matt Busby’s time, in my time.”Van Gaal has brought through a number of academy players this term, such as striker Marcus Rashford, who has netted five times in eight appearances, and Ferguson has tipped the 18-year-old for greater things.advertisement”He’s given nine young players their debut — I think the future is good. Rashford is an example of what I think is Manchester United… Rashford is a sensation and one of the best in years,” Ferguson said.Van Gaal’s side host 12th-placed Everton at Old Trafford in the league on Sunday.last_img read more