Canizales, Mthalane triumph in Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard

January 18, 2020

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img The 25-year-old Canizales stayed aggressive from the opening bell and used his experience to control the fight. He hiked his record to 21-0-1, 17 KOs.“It was hard for me at the start to figure out his style but I got my rhythm and I was ready for him,” said Canizales, who foiled Bin’s bid to become the fastest boxer to win a world title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Mthalane had some anxious moments late in the fight. He barely survived the last round after getting rocked for the final time by a relentless Waseem.The 35-year-old Mthalane got the nod from the judges, who scored it 114-113 twice and 116-110. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names KUALA LUMPUR — Venezuela’s Carlos Canizales retained his WBA light flyweight title while South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane earned the vacant IBF flyweight belt after outlasting tough opponents in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Matthysse Fight of Champions Sunday at Axiata Arena here.Canizales scored a 12th round stoppage over China’s Lu Bin while Mthalane recovered from a late knockdown to beat Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

President Granger’s public engagements reduced

January 12, 2020

first_imgPresident David Granger, consistent with advice from his team of specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, Cuba, continues to take precautionary measures in light of his recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.President David GrangerThis is according to the Ministry of the Presidency, which in a statement on Sunday said that owing to his continued treatment, the Head of State’s public engagements have been reduced. It added that notwithstanding, President Granger continues to perform his duties.According to, chemotherapy targets cells that grow and divide quickly, as cancer cells do. Unlike radiation or surgery, which target specific areas, chemo can work throughout the body. But it can also affect some fast-growing healthy cells, like those of the skin, hair, intestines, and bone marrow. That’s what causes some of the side effects from the treatment. According to the website, some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy are fatigue, hair loss, easy bruising and bleeding, infection, anemia (low red blood cell counts), nausea and vomiting, appetite changes and constipation.Accompanied by his wife, the Head of State travelled to the Republic of Cuba on October 30, to undergo a medical investigation. While there, the President was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors at CIMEQ. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in a person’s lymph system.The President’s medical team performed a number of medical interventions, including the first round of chemotherapy.On November 21, one day after his return, the Head of State expressed gratitude to all his well-wishers and those who have lent support while he was away in Cuba.“Thank you for your expressions of concern over the last three weeks … Throughout that time, I received greetings from you all and from other well-wishers.”Lymphoma occurs when the lymph node cells or the lymphocytes begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that have the abnormal capacity to invade other tissue throughout the body.The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is further classified into a variety of subtypes based on the cell of origin (B-cell or T-cell), and the cell characteristics. The subtype of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma predicts the necessity of early treatment, the response to treatment, the type of treatment required, and the prognosis. The risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma increases with age.In May of this year, the President and the First Lady had travelled to Trinidad and Tobago to undergo what was referred to as their annual medical check-up.At the time, and in response to reports in the press, the Government had revealed that the couple did their tests under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme at the Good Health Medical Centre. Those results, Government had said, indicated a clean bill of health.last_img read more

Ford tells Volvo: Kick it up a notch

December 29, 2019
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s not a change of direction, it’s just building on what they’ve got,” Booth, chairman of Volvo Cars and president of Ford’s European division, told The Detroit News. “We’re looking to take customers from everybody. We’re not going to achieve it by mimicking our competitors. We’re going to achieve it by being what Volvo is – a strong Swedish brand with the values of that society.” Some executives in Sweden worry that by trying to transform Volvo from a near-premium brand into a full-fledged luxury marque Ford will damage Volvo’s pristine image, according to Ford and Volvo sources. But they also know that Volvo could only survive as part of a larger, global car company like Ford. Volvo CEO Frederick Arp declined to be interviewed for this story. At the same time, there is a growing realization in Dearborn that Ford, poised to sell Jaguar and Land Rover, needs a global luxury brand to truly compete on the world stage. CEO Alan Mulally pushed to sell Volvo to raise much-needed cash for Ford’s North American restructuring and narrow his international management team’s focus to fixing Ford itself. But some advisers urged against unloading what is widely seen as one of the most respected brands in the automobile industry today. Ford has also become increasingly dependent on Volvo’s safety technology and engineering prowess, with Volvo platforms now providing the foundation for flagship vehicles like the new Lincoln MKS sedan. Ford Motor Co., after abandoning plans to sell Volvo Car Corp., now wants to move the brand more upmarket in a bid to boost sales and profits. But it is a risky strategy that is making Volvo executives in Sweden jittery because it could alienate traditional buyers. Last month, the day after Ford said it would keep Volvo – at least for now – the chief of Ford’s European operations flew to Sweden to deliver a tough-love message to the folks in Gothenberg. Inside the ultramodern Volvohallen, some 300 of Volvo’s top managers sat uneasily in blond wooden chairs as Lewis Booth ran through a few slides detailing the company’s third-quarter financial results. Once again, Volvo had failed to turn a profit. His message was simple and direct: Volvo must become competitive on costs and revenues and it must do it by becoming a legitimate premium alternative to rivals like Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – not by reinventing Volvo, but by intensifying its focus on safety, simplicity and Scandinavian design. Also, Wall Street analysts say the timing for a sale is bad. Credit is tight and private equity interest in megadeals is ebbing, evident in the trouble Ford has had unloading its British luxury brands. And Ford’s new contract with the United Auto Workers has eased financial pressure on the automaker. Near-premium to premium Still, Mulally is not making the sort of long-term commitment to keeping Volvo that he has made to Ford’s Japanese affiliate, Mazda Motor Corp. He has agreed that keeping Volvo makes sense for the foreseeable future – but only if Volvo is willing to evolve. “They were kind of defining themselves as near-premium and they had this great thing about safety,” Mulally said in an interview. “But with what they’ve done – what we’ve done with them on the product strategy and their portfolio – now they are premium.” At a dinner during the Los Angles Auto Show, he added: “They have a premium product. It’s really important that we continue to improve their productivity and reduce their cost structure. We can help with that.” Some in Sweden fear that Ford wants to run Volvo from Dearborn, a concern that surfaced when Ford bought Volvo in 1999 and has been a continuing problem. Ford paid $6.45 billion for the brand and has poured billions more into it since then. Volvo has transformed from a brand known for safe-but-ugly cars into one of the most stylish vehicle manufacturers in the world. Volvos are still among the safest cars on the road, but the boxy, utilitarian designs of the past have been replaced by a distinctive Scandinavian style that puts form on an equal footing with function. Peter Horbury, the British designer responsible for creating Volvo’s new look, says the decision to move it upmarket makes sense. He says Ford has an opportunity with Volvo to create an entirely new type of luxury brand. `Turning Swedish’ “BMWs and Mercedes are often sold by peer pressure,” Horbury said. “Volvo is bought by somebody who is self-confident enough to make their own decision. We can build on that. Volvo can be the luxury brand of the future because, in many ways, the world is turning Swedish.” Care for the family, concern for the environment and a design aesthetic that values simplicity over all else are core characteristics of Swedish culture. These same qualities are becoming increasingly important to consumers all over the world, Horbury said, adding that Volvo already embodies these qualities to varying degrees. Booth says Volvo has to take these traits to the next level. “They’re very strong on the environment and they’re very strong on safety. But a lot of other people are aspiring to be where Volvo is, so we can’t just have Volvo relying on its historical strengths,” he said. For Volvo, luxury will be defined by better fit and finish, the use of more premium materials inside the cockpit, more active safety innovations like collision warning and avoidance system that debuted in the new S80 last year and a renewed commitment to green technologies.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Answering the Bell: Eureka’s Trevor Bell, Antorious Bell lead Loggers to victory

December 20, 2019

first_imgQuarterback Trevor Bell opened the Loggers’ scoring with a 60-yard bomb to Josiah Graham and later locked up the win with a 20-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as Eureka High picked up its first home win of the season, downing visiting Shasta 35-21 Friday night at Albee Stadium.Eureka lived by the long-play in the first two quarters as both of its first-half touchdowns came on 60-plus yard plays.After surrendering a touchdown to Shasta on its opening drive Eureka responded with a …last_img read more

Germany Reconstructing Nazi Medical Atrocities

December 19, 2019

first_imgGerman scientists who studied euthanasia victims’ brains “were very good researchers of international standing.”Could it happen again? Compare what we reported two days ago from Nature with a report by Megan Gannon in Science. You may never see a more glaring case of cognitive dissonance than Big Science’s convoluted attitudes about medical experimentation on the helpless.We reported Nature‘s callous disregard for the lives of the unborn, and their hostile attacks on those who try to save millions of unborn babies from being killed without mercy so that their parts can be chopped up and sold to “researchers” for experimentation. But in Gannon’s report, Big Science in America and in Germany are now exhibiting holy remorse for the evils that occurred 80 years ago in Nazi Germany, when the Reich killed a mere 200,000 deemed unfit. Scientists of the day welcomed the victims’ brains and body parts for their research interests. Gannon says that Germany’s Max Planck Institute (MPG), which was complicit with the “medical research” in Nazi days, is now, going to extraordinary lengths – in a form of institutional penance – to uncover details of individuals who were killed, so that their personal stories can be told.The project’s impetus is MPG’s desire to take moral responsibility for unethical research that its forerunner, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society (KWG), conducted on euthanasia victims and their remains. “We want to find out who the victims were, uncover their biographies and their fates, and as such give them part of their human dignity back and find an appropriate way of remembrance,” says Heinz Wässle, an emeritus director of the neuroanatomy department at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, and head of an MPG committee overseeing the new investigation.In the 1980s and 1990s, MPG and KWG buried much of the evidence as a dubious token of “respect for the victims.” Those actions, however, destroyed chances of reconstructing the individual stories of those who perished. Now, however, additional slides of brain scans from victims have come to light. The MPG feels that up to 5,000 victims can finally have their stories told. Gannon opens with one such story that puts a human face on an otherwise unknown victim:Soon after Hans-Joachim was born, it was clear that something was terribly wrong. The infant boy suffered from partial paralysis and spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. In 1934, when he was 5 years old, his parents admitted him to an asylum in Potsdam, Germany, where clinical records described Hans-Joachim as a “strikingly friendly and cheerful” child. But his condition did not improve. He spent a few years at a clinic in Brandenburg-Görden, Germany, and then, on an early spring day in 1941, he was “transfered to another asylum at the instigation of the commissar for defense of the Reich”—code words meaning that Hans-Joachim, then 12, was gassed at a Nazi “euthanasia” center. His brain was sent to a leading neuropathologist.This euthanasia center at Hadamar was toured by Ben Stein in the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In the documentary, the tour guide explains that the Nazis justified their atrocities with Darwinism.But what kind of scientists would engage in the ghastly research of studying brains from children and adults they knew had been murdered by the state? Gannon answers with perhaps the most disturbing part of the story:The historians also hope to gain a better understanding of how unethical science was allowed to flourish in Nazi Germany. The scientists involved “were not bizarre and perverse psychopaths,” Roelcke says. “In the postwar period, they were very well integrated in German society. They were very good researchers of international standing. So what are the conditions under which these kinds of biomedical scientists are prepared to initiate or commit atrocities to further their research interests?”Because Hallervorden and many other complicit scientists kept their positions after the war, Roelcke adds, probing MPG’s role during the Nazi era was long taboo, and the reluctance persisted long after the first investigations. Roelcke encountered resistance several years ago, when he attempted to document that Ernst Rüdin, the Nazi-era director of KWG’s Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, and the University of Heidelberg in Germany were involved in research on child euthanasia victims.So here it is 2017 and the ghosts of Nazi medical experimentation are still haunting the world. The MPG continued to use victims’ brains for research “long after the war ended,” Gannon notes. The MPG did not initiate a comprehensive account of its wartime involvement until the late 1990s, and did not formally apologize till 2001. Gannon and Roelcke are gratified that the latest actions to are “an encouraging sign that MPG is ready to fully confront its past.”“This is not only about ‘forgotten’ specimens, but the apparent whitewashing of the [MPG’s] darkest history and the failure to adequately respond to and to commemorate the tragic past.” —Martin Keck, Max Planck Institute of PsychiatryIn America since Roe v Wade, over 58.5 million unborn babies have been killed. Why? Because they were inconvenient. Some had disabilities. Many were girls. In one way or another, they were deemed “unfit” and needed to be euthanized. Instead of gaining “a better understanding of how unethical science is allowed to flourish” in our day, Nature is angry that undercover videos last year showed the secret dealings between abortionists and “researchers” for prime baby body parts – in Nature‘s terminology, “controversial materials.”Read it and weep. It’s not hard to imagine scientists and ethicists of the future looking back in horror at our time, considering it a holocaust far greater than Hitler’s. The only difference is the age of the victims. We must remember the question: “What are the conditions under which these kinds of biomedical scientists are prepared to initiate or commit atrocities to further their research interests?” (Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Logitech BRIO Webcam: Optimum Video Picture Quality for Video Conferences and Webinars

December 15, 2019

first_imgHyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub Deanna RitchieManaging Editor at ReadWrite Where to BuyYou can find the webcam on multiple online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and WalMart.What Comes With ItThe webcam also comes with a carrying pouch, stand, detachable USB 3.o cable, removable clip, privacy shade, and documentation. It also has a three-year limited hardware warranty.Overall ThoughtsFor the moment, it is the highest-end webcam available. However, between the cost and the inability of nearly every platform to allow you to leverage the 4K capability, it may not yet be worth the investment. As soon as 4K goes mainstream — this would likely be the webcam to purchase immediately. Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… The Best and Worst FeaturesOverall, this webcam provides exceptional picture quality and detail at 4K compared to other webcams that only record at 1080p. That means there was an incredible detail to the picture — and sharper background images.  Another standout feature is the lighting adjustment with HDR to ensure a good viewing experience despite the surroundings.No question, this webcam is also made for business. It is certified compatible with Skype for Business as well as works with Microsoft Cortana® and Windows Hello. Other popular applications that the webcam integrates with include BlueJeans, Broadsoft, Fuze, Lifesize Cloud, Vidyo, and Zoom.However, it’s not a perfect webcam and still needs some improvement when it comes to the autofocus. Once it locks focus onto an object up close, the webcam has problems with readjusting the focus when it’s moved further away. Even after adding the firmware and software updates, I continued to have a problem with the autofocus feature.Plus, it seems like they could have put a bit more effort into making a high-quality stand that comes with this pricey webcam. Related Posts center_img Deanna is the Managing Editor at ReadWrite. Previously she worked as the Editor in Chief for Startup Grind and has over 20+ years of experience in content development. With more remote workers as well as the growing use of podcasts, Webinars, social media channel live streams, and video conferences, companies need to have high-quality webcam equipment to deliver the best experience. And, for me, that’s what Logitech BRIO webcam delivers. This webcam has great resolution and visibility. Here’s why.4K Resolution and VisibilityLogitech touts itself as the only company that offers a mainstream webcam that can record at 4K resolution and HDR.  The webcam supports video capturing at 1080p at 60fps as well as 720p at 60fps. If you want to capture in 4K, don’t forget to plug it into a USB 3.0 port. The webcam also provides a 90-degree capture angle to get everyone in the conference room or studio in view and on the screen.The RightLight 3 feature ensure the best possible brightness, contrast, and color for any given lighting situation.  That means the webcam can perform well even when there is low light, offering clarity throughout the recording process. Beyond the primary camera sensor, there is also an infrared sensor to support the extra security that a facial login program like Windows Hello provides.The Logitech Camera Setting Software gives you the ability to adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, and field of view with sliders. The viewing angles can be adjusted and set to 65, 78, and 90 degrees. If you want to add a digital backdrop, the webcam supports background replacement through the use of an extension. There is also 5x zoom capability.Other FeaturesTo take full advantage of what this webcam offers, you need to be streaming on a platform that supports 4K. Be aware that companies like Skype and Google Hangouts tend to limit their stream resolution to 1080p or lower. Currently, YouTube is the only one that officially supports 4K streaming.While there is an integrated microphone, it doesn’t compare to using a standalone one to get the best quality without the echo or tinny quality.The webcam has a durable plastic casing and substantial, but not too heavy weight that makes it feel worthy of the price. It also features a flip-down privacy shutter (that I really appreciate). You can also easily mount the webcam — thanks to a clip. The ability to place the webcam in different location includes the capability to install it on an LCD screen, notebook, tabletop, or a tripod. Canvia Digital Art Turns Home and Office Walls … Molekule Air Purifier: Small in Stature, Big on…last_img read more

Make These Resolutions and Make Your Number in 2014

December 9, 2019

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now We are fast approaching the end of the year. It’s time to start thinking about—and acting on—next year. Here are some resolutions you might want to make to make 2014 your best year ever.Resolve to avoid shiny objects, shortcuts, tips, and tricks that are fronted under the guise of getting you quick results without effort. The only path to mastery comes from spending time on the mat.Resolve to engage in the difficult conversations around the right ideas and the right investments with your clients instead of avoiding them because you fear losing. The way to become a trusted advisor and a consultative salesperson runs straight through your willingness to have difficult conversations.Resolve to spend more time nurturing relationships and prospecting and working on opening more relationships and opportunities. Making your number in 2014 means winning new clients.Resolve to create value before claiming any—and start creating it now (Go ahead and take a running start into 2014!).Resolve to fill your calendar with commitments—to yourself—and keep those commitments. You build your value to others when you win the private victories that precede the public victories (while you are at this idea, re-read Stephen Covey).Resolve to treat of your existing client as if they are a prospect, discovering their new needs, new dissatisfaction, and new opportunities to make a difference for them. If your 2014 plan includes increasing your sales, wallet share is necessary.Resolve to forgive yourself for the mistakes and missteps of last year. Failure isn’t permanent; it’s an event. Failure is only a bad thing if you decided not to learn from it.Resolve to develop a great ability to help your clients and prospects improve their businesses. Resolve to do what is necessary to improve your business acumen, your situational knowledge, and the ability to apply it. The easiest way to grow your business is to be someone worth doing business with in the first place.Resolve to stop making excuses and own your results. Resolve to take full responsibility, regardless of the circumstances. If the economy tanks in 2014, it is still going to be largest economy in the known universe.Resolve to act with an inspiring sense of urgency. Resolve to follow up and follow through as if time is of the essence.Resolve to change what you need to change and to double down on what is already working for you.Resolve to make an uncompromising excellence your standard. Resolve to do the best work of which you are capable in each and every moment. When you are sick and tired, do the best work you are capable under those circumstances.Resolve to vanquish your fears (insert the name(s) of your fear(s) here). If there is one thing that will prevent you from succeeding in 2014, this is it.Resolve to give more. Resolve to stop withholding your light. In 2014 resolve to share more of yourself, and resolve to share more with those who need your help.What resolutions are you going to make for 2014? What are you going to radically change?last_img read more

Any plan for a U-turn, Tejashwi Yadav asks Nitish Kumar

December 3, 2019

first_imgAfter the setback to the BJP in the Assembly elections in five States, Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wondering whether he was “contemplating another U-turn”. “Just after switching sides to the NDA, Nitish Kumar had said nobody has the potential to challenge Modi…with all humility, I want to ask Nitish Kumar…what is your take on this [the statement] now? Are you contemplating a U-turn again after talking to your conscience? Aren’t you Chacha-ji [uncle]?”, tweeted Mr. Yadav. Mr. Kumar dumped the RJD and the Congress to rejoin the BJP-led NDA in July 2017. It is now likely that the JD(U) would mount pressure on the BJP to declare Mr. Kumar as the leader of the NDA in Bihar. Earlier, BJP chief Amit Shah had announced that both parties would contest an equal number of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the State. Upset with the announcement, Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party quit the alliance recently.last_img read more

Myanmar sends back Rohingya man to India

December 1, 2019

first_imgOne Rohingya Muslim, identified as Mohammad F. Ahmed, was brought back to India after the immigration officials in Myanmar refused to take charge of him as he did not possess any documents to prove that he was a resident of Myanmar.Ahmed was caught while entering India without any travel document. He had served a prison term of seven years and six months in Rajasthan. After the prison term, he was brought on Wednesday to Manipur to be handed over to the Myanmarese authorities.Indian immigration officer L. Meghabarna, Station House Officer of the Moreh police station L. Haokip and other officials took him to Myanmar after crossing the international gate No. 1 on Wednesday. Mr. Haokip said that the immigration officials in Myanmar refused to take charge of him as he had no identification papers. “Since we had no option, he was brought back to India,” he said, adding that now it was for the Central government to handle the case.Officials said that in the past some Rohingya Muslims were lodged in prisons of Manipur on the charge that they had entered India without any valid travel documents. All of them were taken to the border town of Myanmar from where the immigration officials took them away. Trials of some new arrests are pending in law courts. Some others may soon be released from Manipur jails after serving the sentences. Police had recently arrested some Rohingya Muslims while entering Manipur mostly from Assam side.Police said that the Assam Rifles and other forces have tightened security along the 356-km-long Manipur-Myanmar border. There have been arrests of smugglers of gold, drug and other contraband goods in Manipur almost every day.last_img read more