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The wait is over: St. Bernard’s, Fortuna in playoff action on Saturday

first_imgMuch has been made over what assures to be a messy end to the North Coast Section football championships. Divisions I-V as well as the 8-person division will play out their quarterfinal rounds on Saturday, two weeks after they were originally scheduled due to unsafe air quality resulting from active wildfires. The unforeseen postponement of a majority of playoff games has put the NCS, and its schools, far behind the rest of the state.With three rounds yet to be played in Divisions I-V and only …last_img read more

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Pushing the science envelope

first_imgRay Maota Martin Sweet, Primestars MD; Adele La Grange, head of sponsorships and CSI at 8ta; and, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, at the launch of the 2012 revision programme. Amith Maharaj, senior managing executive at 8ta, said that Maths and Science education is the foundation for many of the jobs needed to develop the country’s infrastructure and therefore our economy’s growth.(Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Karen Bekker  Primestars  + 27 11 562 6353 / +27 82 058 8957 RELATED ARTICLES • Education at the movies • Grooming future leaders: priceless • Young people: own your destiny! • All aboard the Youth ExpressZanele Khumalo (18) of Meadowlands in Soweto is to start studying medicine in Cuba in 2013, thanks to the help and support of the EduC8 maths and science revision programme. Khumalo completed her grade 12 at Letsibogo Girls High School.She spent her weekends at the township’s trendy Maponya Mall, not to hang out with her peers, but as part of the one-year-old programme that aims to boost the performance of science and maths pupils at disadvantaged schools across the country.The vision of Educ8EduC8 was started in July 2011 and has the backing of corporate partners like mobile operator 8ta; BHP Billiton; Primestars and Samsung. The national Department of Education is also involved, and at the launch of this year’s campaign in Sandton on 12 July, basic education minister Angie Motshekga urged more corporates to join in the efforts to encourage better results in the two subjects.“Poor maths and science results stunt our growth in medical and engineering fields,” she said. “Without the help of civil society the poor African child would be in trouble as government can only do so much.”She added that despite her department’s challenges, it is still committed to providing the quality of education promised to a democratic South Africa.Improved results in grade 12 maths and science are central to the objectives of EduC8. The two subjects were singled out as the top priority of a departmental initiative titled Action plan 2014: towards the realisation of schooling 2025, which aims to grow the number of pupils who pass them in grade 12.How it worksMotshekga’s department publishes an annual list of under-achieving public schools, and it is from this list that the participating schools of the EduC8 programme are chosen each year.Each revision session is filmed at a Ster-Kinekor movie theatre and simultaneously broadcast to a network of 15 other theatres across the country, and this year will run every Sunday from 22 July to 23 September 2012.Pupils will interact with subject experts who will be available at each session to assist with questions and answers.This year, EduC8 will reach three additional areas – Witbank in Mpumalanga; Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal; and Kuruman in the Northern Cape – as part of its commitment to being as widely accessible as possible, and giving equal opportunities to all disadvantaged pupils.Pupils who are unable to attend sessions because of distance will be able to access information shared at these sessions online http://edusynergy.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&.An incentive for participating pupils is a bursary package that will be given to five qualifying recipients, courtesy of the Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SaIF) and Studietrust. The main criteria for selection are academic potential and financial need.Each EduC8 workbook made available to participants during the programme contains a SaIF Bursary Programme application form. The closing date for 2013 applications is 30 September 2012.Samsung CSI head Ntutule Tshenye said his company is committed to developing young skilled leaders in Africa.“One of our goals is to develop at least 10 000 electronic engineers across Africa by 2015, and a strong maths and science foundation is critical for this,” he said.Martin Sweet, MD of Primestars, said: “Past interaction with pupils at these sessions has indicated that they find this learning environment very stimulating and as a result, concentration and message retention are improved.”A shortage of professionalsAccording to the Global Competitiveness Report for 2011 and 2012, South Africa currently ranks at 138 out of 142 countries in terms of academic performance in maths and science.It is not surprising that the country has an acute shortage of professionals in maths and science-related fields such as actuarial science, engineering, medicine, and accounting.By helping pupils perform better in these subjects, initiatives like EduC8 give them a better chance of gaining admission to tertiary institutions, and improve the numbers who enrol in the subjects.“We all acknowledge that maths and science education is the foundation for many of the jobs needed to develop the country’s infrastructure and therefore our economy’s growth,” said Amith Maharaj, senior managing executive at 8ta.“Increasingly these subjects are a critical component of getting ahead and 8ta is proud to be part of this an initiative which sees government and the private sector working closely towards a common goal.”“The best way of developing the country is to start at grassroots level with skills development and education,” said BHP Billiton chairman Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi.If Khumalo’s near future is anything to go by, EduC8 is on the right track.“The programme helped me obtain the marks that I needed to be able to qualify for a scholarship and realise my dream of becoming a medical doctor,” she said.According to Sweet, seven of the programme’s past participants are enrolled in the first year of a variety of engineering courses at universities across the country.“It is therefore not surprising that participating schools from last year have again requested to be included this year.”last_img read more

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Africa rising

first_imgA giraffe in Nairobi National Park, with Nairobi’s skyline in the background. An MSc student at Kenyatta University works with ICRISAT-Nairobi on the use of molecular markers in agriculture to speed up success in plant breeding programmes. The Katse Dam, a concrete arch dam on the Malibamat’so River in Lesotho, is Africa’s second largest dam. The vibrant city of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, is regaining its former grandeur.(Images: Wikipedia)MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa+27 11 483 0122Source: Brand South AfricaAfrica’s time is now. In academic studies, institutional reports, business journals and the mass media a new story about Africa is emerging: one of growth, progress, peace, potential and profitability.Never in the half-century since it won independence from the colonial powers has Africa been in such good shape. Its economy is flourishing. Most countries are at peace.So says a March 2013 Economist special edition on Africa. It goes on:Mobile phones are as ubiquitous as they are in India and, in the worst-affected countries, HIV infections have fallen by up to three-quarters. Life expectancy rose by a tenth in the past decade and foreign direct investment has tripled. Consumer spending will almost double in the next ten years; the number of countries with average incomes above $1 000 per person a year will grow from less than half of Africa’s 55 states to three-quarters.Africans deserve the credit.And yet, despite these and other stories, a stubborn perception gap persists – the 2012 Ernst & Young Attractiveness Survey: Africa goes so far as to call it a perception “chasm”. Tellingly, this gap is between those global companies who do business in Africa, and those who don’t.While foreign direct investment ramps up, Africa still lags in capturing the global imagination. The rupture between stereotype and reality must be mended with new stories about Africa, stories of growth and opportunity, democratic progress, conflict resolution and human development.Africa’s economic performance over the past decade has outstripped any previous period in history. Right now, it’s the fastest growing continent on the planet, with average GDP rising at an impressive 6% and combined GDP set to hit $2.6-trillion by 2020. Foreign direct investment is flooding into areas once seen as hopeless.FDI projects across the continent have surged, up 27% from 2010 and part of a longer term trend that saw such projects grow at a compound rate of almost 20% since 2007, and by 153% in absolute terms since 2002. In money terms, FDI has risen from $15-billion in 2002 to $37-billion in 2006, hitting $46-billion 2012. Matching this pattern, Africa’s economic output has almost tripled since 2003. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that, over the next five years, seven of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world will be African.Commodities and consumersPart of this growth – but by no means all – has been a surge in commodities. From aluminium to zinc, passing copper, diamonds, oil and platinum on the way, Africa’s wealth of natural resources means commodities contribute a third to GDP growth. This excludes indirect benefits, such as the skills, contacts and capital spread by other countries as their citizens set up operations on the continent.The commodities boom has largely been driven by China, now Africa’s biggest trading partner. African trade with China has risen from $11-billion to $166-billion over the past decade.But as the 2007-2008 financial crisis made clear, Africa’s economy is not all about commodities. While the rest of the world floundered, African economies stood firm – some accelerated – thanks to stable domestic demand.A significant part of the African growth story is about higher domestic consumption – growth is not unbalanced; it is not entirely dependent on resource exports.Unlike the commodities boom of the 1970s, when the wealth was hoovered up by autocratic elites alone, today’s growth is being enjoyed by the people of Africa, with rising incomes driving further growth. In the last 10 years real income per person has increased by more than 30% – as opposed to the previous 20 years, when it shrank by about 10%.Once-scarce consumer goods are everywhere. Africa has three mobile phones for every four people, the same as India. It’s predicted that by 2017 about 30% of households will have a television set, an almost fivefold increase in 10 years. Nigeria produces more films than the US. In opinion polls, almost two-thirds of Africans think this year will be better than last – double the European rate.According to a 2012 report by McKinsey & Company, African households’ rising incomes offer enormous untapped growth opportunities for consumer companies. Startlingly, the report found that urban Africans spend more on clothing and food than their counterparts in the massive economies of Brazil, China and India. More than this, 84% of Africans were “exceptionally optimistic about their economic future”.And it’s not only consumer spending that’s on the rise: human development is, too. Increased revenues have allowed increased spending on education, healthcare and welfare.Across Africa, secondary-school enrolment grew by 48% between 2000 and 2008 after many states expanded education programmes and scrapped school fees. Malaria deaths in some of the hardest-hit countries have fallen by 30% in the past decade, and HIV infections by up to 74%. Broadly speaking, African life expectancy has increased by about 10%, and most countries’ child mortality rates are falling sharply.Democracy and peaceFrom the colonial period through the Cold War and after, violence, warfare, dictatorship and regime instability went together, combining to increase inequality, stunt economic growth, deter investment and cripple education. But the past two decades have seen democracy and peace breaking out across Africa.According to the Polity IV data series from the University of Colorado, which measures global democracy on a scale from -10 (most autocratic) to +10 (most democratic), African governments’ average rating has risen from a low of -5.9 in the mid-1970s to close on +2 in 2010 – an eight-point rise on a 20-point scale.During the Cold War, the US and USSR vied with each other to prop up violent dictators they hoped would protect their interests. As the Berlin Wall fell only three of Africa’s then 53 countries were democracies. Today 25 of of the continent’s 55 countries are largely democratic, with many more beginning to hold what The Economist calls “imperfect but worthwhile” elections – 22 of them last year alone.At the end of the Cold War it was virtually unknown for a ruling African party to be peacefully unseated by elections. But in 1991 Benin did it, and since then peaceful and democratic regime change has happened over 30 times. Today only four of Africa’s 55 countries lack a multiparty constitution, and two of those, Libya and Somalia, are on track to establish one soon.Democracy is good for business, for the stability and efficiency of state institutions, for inoculating against corruption, for developing human capital. On the whole, Africa’s flourishing democracy is improving governance: to get re-elected, politicians must deliver.“Across Africa both voters and leaders are better educated than they were even half a generation ago,” The Economist says. “Many of those in power are the first in their families with a university degree. Standards of political debate have risen thanks to better schools, modern media and the return of diaspora members who bring new ideas with them.”And wars are ending. Countries that once seemed hopeless cases, embroiled in civil and cross-border conflicts that dragged on bloodily for decades, are now peaceful, stable and putting their energies into their economies.After millions of deaths and hundreds of refugees in a civil war that lasted a quarter of a century, Angola has now known peace for over a decade – and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.The number of armed conflicts in Africa has fallen from over 30 at the end of the Cold War to around a dozen today. Over the same period, the number of successful coups fell by two-thirds.Chad is now in peace – after four civil wars – as are many, many other long- and short-term conflict zones: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Eritrea, Liberia, Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Kenya … Even Congo, Somalia and Sudan are much less violent than they used to be.Like Angola, Sierra Leone has been at peace for a decade, after an 11-year civil war that killed at least 50 000 people. Today, violence is rare: fewer than a hundred people out of 7-million are murdered in a year – a fifth of the rate in New York.Believe the hypeAs Ernst & Young’s eye-opening African attractiveness survey found, those who do believe in Africa’s future are those who do business here. Those who don’t, don’t.“Sceptics retort that Africa has seen false dawns before,” The Economist writes. “They fear that foreign investors will exploit locals and that the continent will be ‘not lifted but looted’.”But there is no doubt that the fundamentals are in place not only for current growth, but increasing and stabilised prosperity in the future.The Economist:The biggest reason to be hopeful is that it takes time for results from past investment to come through, and many such benefits have yet to materialise. Billions have already been put into roads and schools over the past decade; the tech revolution has only just reached the more remote corners of the continent; plenty of new oilfields and gold mines have been tapped but are not yet producing revenues.In late 2012, the influential Institute for International Finance, after noting high levels of interest in Africa among its members – over 450 of the world’s biggest banks and financial institutions – released its report on sub-Saharan Africa. It had crunched the numbers, looked at real conditions on the ground, and reached a conclusion: Africa’s rising is no false dawn. It’s the real thing.“After emerging Asia, Africa is the fastest-growing region in today’s world,” said George Abed, head of the institute’s Africa and Middle East division.“Many countries on the African continent have achieved great progress in stabilizing their economies and consolidating their rates of growth. What is remarkable about this outcome is that it has been achieved during a period of unprecedented global financial turbulence. There are challenges ahead for Africa, but the trend of solid growth of the past decade looks sustainable over the medium term.”last_img read more

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South Africa must step up HIV prevention: report

first_img2 April 2014 While South Africa is on the right track when it comes to HIV treatment, testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the country needs to step up its prevention efforts in order to curb the high rate of new HIV infections, according to the latest report on national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour. Released in Pretoria on Tuesday by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom, the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2012 found that an estimated 6.4-million South Africans were living with HIV/Aids in 2012. This represented an increase in the country’s estimated overall prevalence of HIV from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012. And with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first for HIV incidence in the world. The 2012 survey is the fourth in the series of national HIV household surveys conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), including the Medical Research Council, both statutory research agencies.World’s largest antiretroviral treatment programme According to the survey, the increased prevalence of HIV is due not only to new infections, but also to successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme, which has had a major impact on the survival of people living with HIV. Over 2-million South Africans were on ART by mid-2012, the survey found, suggesting that the country is on its way towards universal access to treatment. “South Africa is currently implementing the largest antiretroviral treatment programme in the world. This is a very positive development,” one of the study’s four principal investigators, Professor Thomas Rehle, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa also ranks first in HIV incidence in the world. There is a need to balance treatment and prevention efforts in the country.” HSRC chief executive Olive Shisana, another principal investigator, said the disproportionately high HIV prevalence among South African women and unmarried cohabiting couples “require a rethinking of conventional approaches of HIV prevention towards strategies that address the underlying socio-cultural norms in the affected communities”. The HIV incidence rate among South African women was of particular concern, the study found. Among young women aged 15-24 years, this was over four times higher than for young men in the same age group. And with an HIV incidence rate of 4.5%, black African women aged 20-34 years had the highest HIV incidence of all the country’s population groups.Increases in some risky sexual behaviours Compared with 2008 data, there were trends for a decline in condom use in all age groups, except for the 50 years and older group, and an increase in multiple sexual partnerships among sexually active people aged 15 years and older in 2012. In addition, over three-quarters (76.5%) of survey respondents aged 15 years and older believed that they were at low risk of acquiring HIV infection. One in 10 of these people were already infected without knowing it. Furthermore, the overall knowledge about how HIV is transmitted and prevented had also declined, from 30.3% in 2008 to 26.8% in 2012. “The increases in some risky sexual behaviours are disappointing, as this partly accounts for why there are so many new infections still occurring in South Africa,” said principal investigator Professor Leickness Simbayi. “We must therefore keep reminding South Africans to avoid being complacent when it comes to HIV prevention and to continue to engage in safer sex practices in order to prevent new infections. This is a must, especially in this new era of ART, if we are to benefit maximally from combination prevention involving biomedical, social and behavioural, and structural interventions.”Improved attitudes towards people living with HIV On the positive side, there was a slight drop in HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 years, from 8.7% in 2008 to 7.3% in 2012. And as a result of the country’s successful prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme, HIV infection levels in infants 12 months and younger fell still further, from 2.0% in 2008 to 1.3% in 2012. The attitudes of South Africans towards people living with HIV have also improved considerably since 2008, possibly because of the wider availability of ART in the country, as well as the fact that many people have been tested and know their HIV status. Professor Demetre Labadarios, the study’s fourth principal investigator, said this finding “shows a very positive development in our national response to HIV/Aids and must be strongly commended as it contributes towards normalizing HIV/Aids as a disease”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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A timeline of major attacks on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgIn what could be the deadliest attack on the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three decades in the State, at least 40 CRPF jawans were killed when a vehicle laden with explosives detonated in the Lethpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a suicide blast. Here is a timeline of the major attacks that have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir since 1999 till date.February 10, 2018: A group of heavily-armed men struck the sprawling Sunjuwan Military camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10, killing six Army personnel. December 31, 2017: Five CRPF jawans were killed in a pre-dawn suicide attack on the central force’s training-cum-induction centre in Pulwama’s Lethpora area. September 18, 2016: Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours, killing 17 jawans and injuring 20 other personnel.June 25, 2016: Eight CRPF personnel were killed and 20 others injured when militants attacked their convoy at Frestbal near Pampore in Srinagar on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.February 21, 2016: Three army commandos, including two Captains and a militant, were killed in a fierce gunfight with a group of terrorists holed up inside a government building on the outskirts of Srinagar, raising the toll to seven in the encounter that began a day earlier.December 7, 2015: Six CRPF personnel were injured when militants opened firing on their convoy near Green Tunnel at Samthan in Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District.November 25, 2015: Three JeM militants and a generator operator of MES were killed when a group of militants attacked an Army camp near LoC at Tanghdar in North Kashmir’s Kupwara District.November 18, 2015: A Colonel with the Army’s elite Para Commando unit was killed in an encounter with militants in the forests of Kupwara.May 31, 2015: Army foils attack on its Brigade headquarters in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara District by killing four members of six heavily armed militants.March 21, 2015: Two terrorists were killed during a fidayeen attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Samba District. Three persons including one civilian, a Major and an Army jawan were also injured during the attack.March 20, 2015: A fidayeen squad of militants in Army fatigues stormed a Police Station in Kathua District killing seven persons, including three SF personnel, two civilian and two militants while 12 persons, including eight CRPF personnel, three Policemen and a civilian were also injured in the incident.December 5, 2014: A group of heavily armed militants stormed into an Army’s 31 Field Regiment Ordinance Camp located at Mohra in Uri Sector of Baramulla District near the LoC.One Lieutenant Colonel and seven soldiers of the Army, one ASI and two constables of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed. Six militants were also killed in the operation.November 27, 2014: 10 persons, including four civilians, three Army soldiers and three militants were killed in a day-long encounter at border village of Kathaar in Arnia sector, close to the International Border, of Jammu District.September 26, 2013: At least 13 killed in twin suicide attacks Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 10 people, apart from three militants, were killed during the attacks.The dead include four policemen and two civilians in Kathua District and four Army personnel, including Lieutenant Colonel Bikramjeet Singh in Samba District.24 June, 2013: Eight soldiers killed in attack on military convoy at Hyderpora, Srinagar.31 March, 2013: Attack on CRPF camp in Srinagar kills five.5 October, 2006: Terrorists attack at Budshah Chowk, in heart of Srinagar, killing five JKP personnel, two CRPF soldiers and one civilian.6 April, 2005: A day before the bus from Srinagar to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir is to be flagged off, two suicide squad terrorists attack the Tourist Reception Centre.22 July, 2003: A three-member team storms an army camp killing eight security force personnel, including a Brigadier, and injuring 12 others in Akhnoor.14 May, 2002: 36 persons are killed and 48 others injured in a fidayeen attack on an army cantonment in Kaluchak, Jammu.Most of the killed were family members.3 November, 1999: Ten army personnel killed in fidayeen attack on 15 Corps Headquarters at Srinagar’s Badami Bagh.(With inputs from The Hindu Net Desk)last_img read more

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Mehbooba Mufti, other detainees being shifted to warmer locations

first_imgThe beginning of Kashmir’s harsh winter has forced authorities to shift around 35 political detainees, including former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, to “warmer locations” in Srinagar.Senior officials told The Hindu that Ms. Mufti will be shifted to government accommodation, house number 6, located at Transport Lane on the Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar from the hut-turned sub-jail at Chashma Shahi.The hut was located on the slope of Zabarwan hills and the place would get colder than the lower areas in winter. “The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, had received a formal request from Ms. Mufti and her family about the discomfort being faced by her due to power cuts and growing cold waves in the wake of the recent snowfall,” the officials said.Also Read  Ms. Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti too had approached the administration formally and cited a medical report to “have her unwell mother shifted to a location with better heating facility.”Heavy snowfall on November 7 has set off a cold wave in Kashmir and even struck a major blow to electricity supply, affecting the detention centres too.Sources said the sub-jail of Hari Niwas Palace, also located at the foothills of Zabarwan, where former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah is detained, also faced major power cuts between November 7 and 10. Sources said a visibly angry Mr. Abdullah offered to pay for the fuel to run the generator sets to the security personnel guarding the sub-jail, “which was turned down.”The authorities are also considering to shift 34 political detainees, including former minister and PDP leader Naeem Akhtar, People’s Conference chief and former minister Sajjad Lone, J&K Peoples Movement chief and IAS topper Shah Faesal and Srinagar Municipal Corporation deputy major Sheikh Imran. They are held at the Centaur Hotel located on the premises of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), housed on the banks of the Dal Lake.“We have decided to shift them to a multi-storey building of MLAs Hostel on M.A. Road,” said an official. The Centaur Hotel which may have a better heating system, has billed the government over ₹2.6 crore as rent to keep the prisoners since August 5.“When snowfall occurred last week, I had to get hot water bottles from home for my father. The generator was not made available round the clock for heating the rooms. The government need to understand they are political prisoners and not criminals”, said the son of a senior NC leader.The MLAs Hostel, at the peak of the militancy, was made a secure zone to house mainstream political leaders and high profile personalities, most of whom faced threats from the militants.According to official data, around 279 political leaders and workers were detained in the clampdown against the regional parties following the August 5 decision to revoke J&K’s special status. In the past three months many leaders have been released and the numbers in detention now stand around 227, including three former chief ministers and over a dozen ex-ministers. Mehbooba Mufti shifted to government house in Srinagarlast_img read more

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Stunning KO loss ‘big lesson learned’ for Folayang

first_img“I tip my hat off to Martin Nguyen. He did his homework well and came very prepared,” he said. “Because of this, my hunger for improvement remains unsatiated. This is a big lesson learned. I believe challenges inside and outside the cage always bring out the best in us. I assure you that the journey doesn’t end here.”In December of 2014, Folayang was dealt with a devastating defeat when he took a flying knee and soccer kicks to the head from Russian Timofey Nastyukhin.READ: Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed The 32-year-old Folayang went on a four-fight streak since then, including a stunning stoppage of Japanese legen Shinya Aoki in 2016 to earn the lightweight belt.“The odds were not in my favor last Friday. Nevertheless, Team Lakay and I will exert our best efforts to wave our Philippine flag more triumphantly in 2018.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments 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 week00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe last time Eduard Folayang got knocked out, he bounced back and became a world champion.It’s hard not to bet on the Filipino MMA star to redeem himself after suffering a KO at the hands of Martin Nguyen on Friday night in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa It was a brutal loss for Folayang, who laid flat on his back after walking into a crushing right hand by Nguyen in the second round.Folayang, who relinquished his lightweight title, vowed to make his way back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title “I assure my followers and the fans of Team Lakay that I am alright and there is nothing to be anxious about. I am still in good physical condition,” said Folayang, who commended his foe and good friend Nguyen.center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Magic Johnson on why he won’t ask Lonzo Ball to change his shotlast_img read more

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11 days agoEx-Arsenal manager Wenger to have autobiography published

first_imgEx-Arsenal manager Wenger to have autobiography publishedby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to have an autobiography published.The Frenchman has long been linked with book deals that would see him explain the inner workings of his 22 years at Arsenal.And it was announced this morning by publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson that Wenger will reveal all next year after agreeing to publish his autobiography.The book, titled ‘My Life in Red and White’, will be released in the autumn of next year and is Wenger’s first autobiography.The Frenchman is expected to discuss his life as “one of the greatest and most influential coaches and managers of modern times”, including his time as the longest-serving manager of Arsenal. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Mens Hockey No 7 Ohio State loses to No 5 Notre Dame

Ohio State then-freshman goaltender Tommy Nappier covers up a puck during Ohio State’s 4-0 win against Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team split its Big Ten opener with No. 5 Notre Dame after dropping the second game of the road series 2-1.Ohio State (4-3-1, 1-1) shutout Notre Dame (4-3-1, 1-1) in the first game of the series 1-0 and led or tied most of the game Saturday night before a late goal by the Fighting Irish sealed the 2-1 victory for Notre Dame.After a scoreless first period featuring 13 shots by each team, senior forward Mason Jobst tallied the first goal of the game in the second period with assists by junior forward Carson Meyer and senior forward Freddy Gerard.The Fighting Irish quickly tied it up minutes later with an even-strength goal by sophomore forward Colin Theisen.A scoring drought took place for the rest of the second period and well into the third before Notre Dame senior forward Joe Wegwerth scored the eventual game-winning goal with just under seven minutes remaining.Ohio State didn’t convert on either of its two power play attempts of the night but killed every penalty they gave Notre Dame, an improvement on the previously lackluster special teams that plagued the Buckeyes through the first part of their season.The Buckeyes tried to tie the game with what time they had left, bringing sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier out of the net with around a minute remaining, but their comeback effort fell short.Nappier allowed two goals and saved 36 shots in his fourth start in the net this season.The Buckeyes will stay on the road next weekend against Colgate, with the puck dropping on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. read more

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Lambert wants to win three games to survive

first_imgStoke City are trailing by five points on the safety places with just four Premier League games to go and Paul Lambert insisted that they will have to win at least three of them.It has been a tough season for the Potters and it hasn’t got any better since Paul Lambert was appointed – but the coach still believes that they have got the situation in their very own hands.The experienced manager spoke about his side’s surviving chances as he said, according to Sky Sports:“We have to give everything we have to get the points we need.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We have to win and if we have the backing and make this really hostile on Sunday, the way I know it can be, and if we play with tempo and with fire in our stomach, then we really have a chance.”“I’ve not changed my tactics at all – I’ve gone for the win in every match since I’ve been here. Even at The Emirates and against Spurs, we went for it.”“Against Arsenal and Tottenham we were unfortunate and against West Ham, we had good moments.”last_img read more

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