Belingon gets ONE title rematch vs Fernandes in Singapore

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In the main event, ONE Women’s Strawweight champion Xiong Jin Nan will defend her title against a tough-as-nails ONE Atomweight titlist Angela Lee.“With the two stars being feared finishers, I don’t expect this bout to go the distance,” Sityodtong also said.The full fight card has yet to be announced.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pogba scores 2 in Man United’s 3-0 win at Young Boys MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA—Kevin Belingon gets his shot to unify the ONE Bantamweight World championship with a rematch against reigning titleholder Bibiano Fernandes set for November 9 in Singapore.Bellingon of Team Lakay is coming off a massive victory over two-division champion Kevin Nguyen last July, where he issued a challenge to Fernandes who was sitting at ringside at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT The highly-anticipated bout is the co-main event of the ONE: Heart of Lion at Singapore Indoor Stadium.“It’s going to be an awesome matchup that fans will surely not want to miss, said Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.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 ChrissThe last time these two fighters met in January 2016, Belingon bowed to Bibianes in a submission loss in the first round.But he Ifugao native has been on a mean streak having won six of his last bouts.last_img read more

AFC extends condolences to City Councillor’s family

first_imgThe Alliance For Change (AFC) has extended its condolences to the family and colleagues of the late Councillor Junior Garrett.The party has particularly extended its deepest condolences to the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the People’s National Congress (PNC) whom Garrett represented at the Georgetown municipal council.In a statement released on Sunday, the party noted that it stood in solidarity with its coalition political colleagues at this difficult time of mourning. The AFC also praised the contributions of Councillor Garrett and his professional work as a respected accountant.Councillor Garrett on Friday last collapsed and died at his place of business located at Urquhart Street, Georgetown. He had just returned from a meeting with fellow council members. The 64-year-old man was heralded for his professionalism and skill; he leaves to mourn seven children.last_img read more

Stealing deodorant costs man $20,000

first_imgDerrick Persaud was on Friday fined $20,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with simple larceny.Persaud confessed to the crime. He admitted that on July 5, 2018, he stole one Gillet deodorant valued $1280; property of Bounty Supermarket.On Friday, he told the court that he had gotten out of a city hospital where he was a patient for a period and needed the deodorant.According to the Police, the man is a known character to the Police and he was arraigned on previous occasions for similar charges.Persaud was fined $20,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in three months imprisonment.last_img

Boeing agrees to pay $30 mil

first_imgThe Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $30 million to settle claims by nearly 100 neighbors of the Santa Susana Field Lab that radioactive and toxic contamination at the nuclear research site made them ill, according to confidential documents provided by one of the plaintiffs. Boeing and the plaintiffs reached agreement on the case in September, ending an eight-year legal battle with an undisclosed settlement. Now, some plaintiffs are raising concerns that the settlement award is too small to reimburse people for their personal losses and medical expenses for treating cancer and other illnesses. Margaret Ann Galasso, who now lives in Florida, will receive $35,000 from the settlement for developing uterine cancer, according to court documents she provided. But after receiving notice of a lien from the state, she worries she could owe much of that money to Medi-Cal and a private insurer, which are seeking reimbursement of their expenditures through her award. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I could end up losing a lot more than I gained. All (the law firms) have done is put me in the position of having to pay back Medicare and all those things,” Galasso said by phone Wednesday. The 1997 lawsuit alleged that toxic and radioactive contamination released from the field lab from the 1950s to the 1990s caused cancers, and thyroid and autoimmune disorders in residents who lived near the hilltop lab on the western edge of the San Fernando Valley. Boeing spokeswoman Inger Hodgson on Wednesday would say only, “We respect our confidentiality agreement and cannot comment.” Galasso and other members of the class-action lawsuit are also angry because of the legal fees subtracted from the total settlement. In Galasso’s case, legal fees and costs cut her original award of $87,500 by 60 percent. Barry Cappello, whose firm Cappello & Noel led the lawsuit against Boeing, said he couldn’t comment on terms of the settlement because of the confidentiality agreement and called Galasso’s revelation “destructive.” “We spent eight years fighting the Boeing Co. and we produced a result we’re satisfied with. The great vast majority of our clients are delighted.” One plaintiff contacted by the Daily News said he was pleased with the settlement while others said they could not comment because of the confidentiality agreement. As for concerns that medical insurers could lay claim to much of the settlement money, Cappello said that’s not likely. His firm has negotiated with government and private insurers on behalf of plaintiffs and had received big reductions in medical claims. Experts hired by Cappello said in court documents that they were able to find links between exposure to contaminants used in rocket-engine tests and nuclear research and illnesses among individual plaintiffs. After the settlement, Boeing denied that its operations harmed the plaintiffs and said the company settled to avoid the cost and delays of litigation. According to documents and a chart of settlement allocations provided to Galasso, Boeing agreed to pay roughly $30 million to settle the lawsuit. Attorneys took 33.57 percent, or $10 million, as their fee for legal research and roughly $8 million to cover the cost of research and expenses of the case. That left about $12 million to be divided among 133 plaintiffs, who also included family members of the 96 people who lived near the contaminated site. Plaintiff awards ranged from $650,000 for a man who was diagnosed in his 30s with multiple myeloma, or cancer of the plasma cell, to $5,000 for the grandchildren of a person who died of a brain tumor. The money was allocated to each person based on their illness, age, economic loss and other factors. For example, people who died and left young spouses or children were given more than older plaintiffs who died leaving older spouses or children. Barry Krasner lived in Woodland Hills and developed lymphoma, which medical experts hired by Cappello found could be linked to exposure to toxic chemicals from the lab. Krasner said he could not speak about the amount of the settlement he received because of the confidentiality agreement, but he could say that he was happy with the result. “With the settlement, you always think it’s going to be larger, but the amount we got was satisfactory,” Krasner said. “I’m at the point where I can enjoy some of the money and put some away for retirement.” However, many former plaintiffs felt the settlement offered little justice to the community. Lawrence “Ray” O’Connor and his wife, Margaret, were the original plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit but were cut from the case earlier this year because they didn’t have cancer or other illness linked to the Santa Susana Field Lab. Ray O’Connor said the original goal of the lawsuit was to establish a clinic or medical facility in the community for people who got sick as a result of contamination at the field lab – but that idea was dropped, along with any culpability on behalf of the company. “The idea that (the field lab) didn’t create any hardships and for Cappello to allow them to get away with it is too much,” O’Connor said. “To let them get away with a settlement like that, it’s ridiculous.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 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

Celtic ready to offer Hibernian Mikey Johnston to sweeten John McGinn deal

first_img Scotland international John McGinn in action against Netherlands. Celtic are set to offer Mikey Johnston on a season-long loan to Hibernian as they look to sweeten a deal for John McGinn, according to the Daily Record.Brendan Rodgers is extremely keen on landing the Easter Road midfielder and has seen bids of £1.5million and £2million rejected but is unwilling to pay over the odds. 1center_img But now the impasse could be ended with Johnston being sent to Leith as the Bhoys look to get the talented 19-year-old winger games.St Mirren and Aberdeen had been interested in taking the youngster on a temporary basis but now Hibs could land him as they relinquish their hold on McGinn.The deal could be perfect for Hibernian boss Neil Lennon who is looking to replace former wing loanee Brandon Barker, who has returned to Manchester City.last_img read more

Accrington Stanley make grim discovery after Wimbledon victory

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ADVICE BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware MONEY REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Found: Has anybody lost their false teeth at Accrington Stanley this afternoon? They are being kept in the office! 😁— Accrington Stanley (@ASFCofficial) September 22, 2018The club tweeted out a picture of the rather yellow fake gnashers waiting to be collected by their owner in the Crown Ground office.It was a victory worth celebrating, though. Goals from Billy Kee and Sean McConville delivered Accrington‘s first home win of the season as they overcame Wimbledon 2-1.Although, whoever they belong to could probably do with a little more calcium in their diet. REVEALED Someone really enjoyed Accrington Stanley’s win over AFC Wimbledon.In fact, they enjoyed it so much, their false teeth fell out and they failed to notice. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more


first_imgMartin McGuinness stitching a Donegal jersey together, under the supervision of Kieran Kennedy, managing director, and staff member Josie Friel,from Lifford, during his visit to O’Neill’s in Strabane. Photo: Lorcan Doherty PhotographyThe North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will be supporting Donegal in the All-Ireland final.Speaking during a visit to O’Neill’s Irish International Sports Company Ltd in Strabane – who have made the jerseys for both finalists – the Derry man said he would be supporting only one team.He said: “While O’Neill’s has shown no favouritism by making the kits for both teams, my mother was from Buncrana and Donegal is in my blood so I will be hoping for a Donegal win on Sunday.” McGuinness’ mother came from Donegal while his father hailed form DerryMr McGuinness was invited by Kieran Kennedy, managing director of O’Neill’s to see at first hand the jerseys, shorts and socks of the two finalists being made.Mr McGuinness added: “O’Neill’s has been in Strabane for 40 years and is an important employer in the North West. It is one of the last large scale textile manufacturers in the north of Ireland employing almost 400 people.“The textiles industry is a very dynamic sector and is not without its challenges but the ability of O’Neill’s to respond and react to the needs and requirements of the market have played an important role in its continued success. “Well known for designing, manufacturing and selling GAA sportswear more recently O’Neill’s diversified into other sports including rugby union, rugby league and cricket“Having the opportunity to view the skill and dedication of the staff at O’Neill’s was very insightful.“The success of the company in Strabane over the last 40 years is in no small part due to the commitment, loyalty and dedication of their team. I wish Kieran and everyone at O’Neill’s every success for the future.”Kieran Kennedy, managing director of O’Neill’s said they were delighted to welcome the Mr McGuinness ahead of Sunday’s final to showcase the firm’s production facilities.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McGUINNESS CLAIMS DONEGAL HAVE FINAL ALL SEWN UP! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 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:donegalmartin mcguinnessO’Neillsstrabanelast_img read more

Announcing the September Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_imgYou voted and we counted. And counted. And counted. Congratulations to Stuart, a.k.a. SpongeBob CachePants for pulling in a strong 106 votes to be named September’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.September Featured Geocacher of the Month, SpongeBob CachePantsSpongeBob CachePants is recognized for his ability to influence and encourage geocachers around him, and for his commitment to providing quality geocaches for his community. SpongeBob CachePants is also praised for his work on the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail Kickoff Event – a small community event that quickly became a Mega-Event.One geocacher casting a vote put it, “SpongeBob CachePants gets my vote. He has done a lot for the geocaching community and his local community. His efforts in the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail was a stellar. He brought his caching experience to help create a combination of history and locations to bring cachers together from all over the country. Not only did he recognize cachers when they attended the events, but he also sent personal e-mails to most attendees acknowledging their will attends. Now that is attention to detail.”SpongeBob CachePants will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocacher of the Month IconThank you to the fellow September nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to Every nomination must meet the following requirements:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month.Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award.Nominations for the October Featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Sunday, October 7th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedOctober Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 12, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”August Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 16, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

IBM’s Second Home, Half a World Away

first_imgIBM dominated the early decades of computing with inventions such as the mainframe and the diskette. Its offices and factories, stretching from upstate New York to Silicon Valley, were hubs of U.S. innovation long before Microsoft or Google came along.But over the past decade, IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against.The company employs 130,000 people in India — about one-third of its total workforce, and more than in any other country. Their work spans the gamut of IBM’s businesses, from managing the computing needs of global giants like AT&T and Shell to performing cutting-edge research in fields such as visual search, artificial intelligence and computer vision for self-driving cars. One team is even working with the producers of “Sesame Street” to teach vocabulary to kindergartners in Atlanta.“IBM India, in the truest sense, is a microcosm of the IBM company,” Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of the company’s Indian operations, said in an interview at IBM’s main campus in Bangalore, where the office towers are named after U.S. golf courses like Peachtree and Pebble Beach.People wait in the reception area at a Manipal Hospital, a chain working with IBM to develop the Watson artificial intelligence platform for use in diagnosing and treating cancers, in Bangalore. Photo: Philippe Calia/The New York TimesThe work in India has been vital to keeping down costs at IBM, which has posted 21 consecutive quarters of revenue declines as it has struggled to refashion its main business of supplying tech services to corporations and governments.The tech industry has been shifting jobs overseas for decades, and other big U.S. companies like Oracle and Dell also employ a majority of their workers outside the United States.But IBM is unusual because it employs more people in a single foreign country than it does at home. The company’s employment in India has nearly doubled since 2007, even as its workforce in the United States has shrunk through waves of layoffs and buyouts. Although IBM refuses to disclose exact numbers, outsiders estimate that it employs well under 100,000 people at its U.S. offices, down from 130,000 in 2007. Depending on the job, the salaries paid to Indian workers are one-half to one-fifth of those paid to Americans, according to data posted by the research firm Glassdoor.Ronil Hira, an associate professor of public policy at Howard University who studies globalization and immigration, said the range of work done by IBM in India shows that offshoring threatens even the best-paying U.S. tech jobs.“The elites in both parties have had this Apple iPhone narrative, which is, look, it’s OK if we offshore the lower-level stuff because we’re just going to move up,” he said. “This is a wake-up call. It’s not just low-level jobs but high-level jobs that are leaving.”While other technology titans have also established huge satellite campuses in India, IBM has caught the attention of President Donald Trump. At a campaign rally in Minneapolis just before the November election, he accused the company of laying off 500 Minnesotans and moving their jobs to India and other countries, a claim IBM denied.Although he has not singled out the company for criticism since, Trump has tried to curb what he viewed as too many foreigners taking tech jobs from Americans. In April, he signed an executive order discouraging the granting of H-1B temporary work visas for lower-paid tech workers, most of whom come from India. IBM was the sixth-largest recipient of such visas in 2016, according to federal data.The IBM offices at the Manyata Tech Park in Bangalore. Photo: Philippe Calia/The New York TimesIBM, which is based in Armonk, New York, is sensitive to the perception that Americans are losing jobs to Indians. After Trump won the election, IBM’s chief executive, Ginni Rometty, pledged to create 25,000 new U.S. jobs. Rometty, who helped carry out the Indian expansion strategy when she was the head of IBM’s global services division, also has discussed with the new administration plans to modernize government technology and expand tech training for people without four-year college degrees. She also joined one of Trump’s now-defunct business advisory councils.IBM declined to make Rometty or another top executive available for an interview. But the company noted that it is investing in the United States, including committing $1 billion to training programs and opening new offices.Narayanan, who spent 12 years working at IBM in the United States and China before moving to India in 2009, said the company decided where to put jobs based on where it could find enough qualified workers and the customer’s budget. “It’s not as if someone says, ‘Oh, jeez, let me just take these jobs from here and put them there,’” she said.William Lazonick, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, who has studied the globalization of business, said IBM and other tech companies had benefited greatly from the emergence of a low-cost, technically skilled English-speaking workforce in India.“IBM didn’t create this,” he said. “But IBM would be a totally different company if it wasn’t for India.”IBM, which opened its first Indian offices in Mumbai and Delhi in 1951, is spread across the country, including Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.Most of the Indian employees work in IBM’s core business: helping companies like AT&T and Airbus manage the technical sides of their operations. Indians perform consulting services, write software and monitor cloud-based computer systems for many of the world’s banks, phone companies and governments.But researchers here also try out new ideas. Looking to build a new system for searching with images instead of words, a team in Bangalore turned to Watson to index 600,000 photos from the world’s top fashion shows and Bollywood movies. In spring, a major Indian fashion house, Falguni Shane Peacock, tried the tool, which helps designers avoid direct copies or even do a riff on an old look, and generated new patterns for three dresses.“It has the capability of doing research in a couple of seconds that would take a long time,” Shane Peacock, who runs the Mumbai firm with his wife, said in an interview.IBM even has a Bangalore “garage” full of app designers who build corporate iPhone and iPad apps to simplify tasks such as helping airline agents rebook passengers, bankers make loans and doctors update patient files.IBM India employees in the company’s offices at the Manyata Tech Park in Bangalore. Photo: Philippe Calia/The New York TimesDuring a recent visit, Ramya Karyampudi, a user experience designer, was at the whiteboard sketching out an app for a smart refrigerator that would solve the universal problem of what to make for dinner.Starting with a drawing of a husband trying to plan a surprise meal for his wife, Karyampudi depicted the internet-connected refrigerator looking at what food was inside, sending over relevant recipes, telling him what extra ingredients he needed to pick up, and playing a video showing him how to cook it all. IBM’s outsize presence in India is all the more striking given that it left the country entirely in 1978 after a dispute with the government about foreign ownership rules.IBM re-entered the country through a joint venture with Tata in 1993, initially intending to assemble and sell personal computers. IBM’s leaders soon decided that India’s potential was far bigger — both as a market and as a base from which to serve customers around the world. The company took full control of the venture, established an Indian branch of its famed research labs, and in 2004, landed a landmark 10-year, $750 million contract from Bharti Airtel, one of India’s biggest phone companies, which remains a major customer.IBM’s chief executive at the time, Samuel J. Palmisano, was so proud of his India initiative that he rented out the grounds of the Bangalore Palace in June 2006, flew out the board, and told a crowd of 10,000 that IBM would invest $6 billion in India over the next three years.India does not just deliver services to IBM’s global clients. It is also a crucial market and the center of IBM’s efforts to help businesses serve the next big slice of customers: the billions of poorer people who have been largely ignored by the tech revolution.For example, teams here have been applying IBM technology to process very small loans so that banks can make a profit on them.IBM has also been working with Manipal Hospitals, a chain based in Bangalore, to adapt Watson to help doctors treat certain cancers. Presented with a patient’s medical history, the system taps into a database that includes advice from doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to recommend the best treatments — including the price, a big consideration since most Indians lack health insurance.Dr. Ajay Bakshi, Manipal’s chief executive, said the biggest potential for the technology was in rural hospitals with few doctors. Manipal has just begun offering online “second opinions” from Watson for 2000 rupees, or about $31. “It never sleeps. It never forgets. It doesn’t get biased,” he said.IBM executives say projects like these represent the company’s future. “I am looking for India to be my hub for affordable innovation,” Narayanan said.© New York Times 2017 Related Itemslast_img read more

Concussion- what to ask your doctor- child

first_imgDefinitionYour child has a mild brain injury (concussion). Thiscan affect how your child?s brain works for a while. Your child may have lost consciousness for a while. Your child also may have a bad headache.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your childs concussion.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor about concussion – child; Brain injury – mild – what to ask your doctor – childQuestionsWhat type of symptoms or problems will my child have?Will my child have problems thinking or remembering?How long will these problems last?Will all the symptoms and problems go away?Does someone need to stay with my child?How long does someone need to stay?Is it okay for my child to go to sleep?Does my child need to be awakened while sleeping?What type of activity can my child do?Does my child need to stay in bed or lie down?Can my child play around the house?When can my child begin to exercise?When can my child do contact sports such asfootball and soccer?When can my child go skiing or snowboarding?Does my child need to wear a helmet?How can I prevent head injuries in the future?Does my child have the right kind of car seat?In what sports should my child always wear a helmet?Are there sports my child should never play?What can I to make my home safer?When can my child go back to school?advertisementAre my child?s teachers the only school people I should tell about my child?s concussion?Can my child stay for a full day?Will my child need to rest during the day?Can my child take part inrecess and gym class?How will the concussion affect my childs schoolwork?What drugs can my child use for any pain or headache? Are ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other similar drugs okay?Is it okay for my child to eat? Will my child have an upsetstomach?Do I need a follow-up appointment?When should I call the doctor?Review Date:11/12/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more