Gonzales picks up emotional first win in ONE Championship

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — The feeling of victory was so foreign for Ramon Gonzales that he was a bit shocked when members of the media approached him after his fight.But after his impressive showing against Liu De Ri Ge Hu of China on Saturday at ONE: Total Victory here, it won’t take long before he gets the hang of it.ADVERTISEMENT Indians bounce back after win-streak snapped End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I’m so emotional earlier because this is my first win in ONE in my three fights. I’m just so happy,” Gonzales said in Filipino.Exuding confidence from the start, Gonzales (2-2) waited for the perfect opportunity and it came in the second round when he locked Liu (2-3) in a triangle choke to force the tap out at the 1:52 mark and finally taste success at ONE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“That was our second option, to finish it on the ground. Even if we’re standing, we know that we can match. But I felt I can beat him from the beginning and I just continued being aggressive in the second round until the end of the fight,” he said.With his first victory in ONE Championship in the bag, Gonzales seeks to continue improving his conditioning as he returns to the lair of Hitman MMA a winner as he set his sights for bigger challenges in the future. 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 Winning startcenter_img Break new ground MOST READ “Whoever ONE gives me, I’ll be sure that I’m ready,” he said. “I’ll continue working on my strength and conditioning because I learned that fights will all depend there. You can’t be out of air.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Mars Methane Is Not Alive

first_img(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享 Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.The restrained journalists are reporting the facts, but others go beyond the facts into unsupported speculation.  Some methane has been detected by the Curiosity rover.  Methane has been detected before in the Martian atmosphere.  It’s not constant, but occasionally spikes—albeit by very tiny amounts.  Methane can be produced biologically or geologically.  Usually it disperses quickly unless regenerated.  The simplest of hydrocarbons (CH4), it is not uncommon in the solar system.  We find it on Earth and at Titan, for instance.  Those are the facts.Does this mean there is life on Mars?  The measured amounts are in the parts-per-billion range, from 15 to 45 ppb (compared to 1750 ppb in Earth’s atmosphere, according to the BBC News).  Planetary scientist Sushil Atreya is reserved in his interpretations.  “Mars is active, both producing and releasing methane,” he says in Nature News‘s coverage, given that it should be destroyed in Mars’ thin atmosphere.Methane can be generated at least three ways.  PhysOrg‘s article begins with an infographic showing how meteorites, chemical reactions in rocks, and life can generate it.  National Geographic spent more text on the possibility of life than the other articles, using the word “life” nine times.  PhysOrg used the word three times, as did the BBC.  Nature did not use the word, except to state, “On Earth, most atmospheric methane gets its start inside living organisms.”Incidentally, guess what produces large amounts of methane on Earth.  According to Science Daily, it’s beavers.  The dams they make become methane farms that can alter the climate.  Squirrels, too, says the BBC News: they release methane from permafrost.Update 12/16/14: This just in: at the American Geophysical Union meeting, Cassini scientists say Titan’s lakes are mostly methane, not ethane as predicted from the continuous breakdown of methane by the solar wind.  Some of the northern lakes may be 200 meters deep.  Tentative evidence of wave action has been seen (very small, just 1.5 cm high, moving 0.7 m/s).  “There is an unsolved question underlying this,” a Caltech scientist says. “Where does all the methane come from?”  Source: Science Magazine.National Geographic titillates is readers with materialistic faith whenever it can.  Enjoy its pictures, but not its text.  It teases with the notion that a biological source of methane “would have profound implications.”  So would the discovery of leprechauns or gnomes.  How about some facts first?last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 27, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180227_RyanMartinNo change in today’s outlook. We will be sunny, mild and dry! However, we are having to make a few changes for tomorrow. The wave that we were hoping would stay south into KY is pushing farther north over Indiana, and some of that may try and make a run in here tomorrow afternoon. We will keep rain potential of .25”-.5” in over the southern third of Ohio tomorrow, but may have to allow some spread up closer to the I-70 corridor. Clouds tomorrow do spread all the way across northern Ohio, so while temps remain mild, we will not get the benefit of additional direct sun warming. We can’t rule out a few spits and sprinkles in northern Ohio ahead of sunset tomorrow afternoon.Our next strong, well organized system still is not arriving Thursday midday and afternoon. Low pressure tracks from central IL through NE Indiana and into the thumb of Michigan for Thursday and brings rain totals of .25”-.5” to 80% of the state during the afternoon and into the evening. While we will be in the warm sector for most of the Thursday afternoon period, we still think there is a strong likelihood that the precipitation ends as snow over northern Ohio Thursday overnight into Friday morning as cold air races in behind. Right now we will open the door up to some 1”-4” snow totals from US 30 northward, and there is potential for more as the system interacts with Lake Erie, particularly in NE Ohio. The best accumulations will be north, with southeast Lower Michigan possibly getting pounded…depending on timing. Snow is done by Friday morning, but winds continue to look nasty Thursday night and Friday. We think the winds are the wild card, and have the potential to make this a very dramatic event. We can see winds up to 20-40 mph, which would make any snow up north an absolute pain to deal with. These snow totals and this snow potential is just a working process right now…we will hone in on a more specific forecast tomorrow morning.No change for the rest of the forecast. We go back to drier weather for Friday through next Monday morning. High pressure will slowly work through the Sunday. Cold air holds over the region to finish the week and start the weekend, only moderating once we get south flow on the backside of that high.A cold front brings rain back for overnight Monday night through Tuesday midday, the night of the 5th into the 6th. Rains do not look as impressive this morning, and will mostly be from .25”-.5” with coverage at 70% of the state. Colder air follows on the backside.The extended period has us mostly devoid of new precipitation to start, through the 9th. Then we have 2 significant waves moving across the eastern Corn Belt from the 10th through the 12th. Combined, these waves can bring half to 1.5” rain totals, and likely will deliver below normal temps around mid-month. Still, the pattern does not look nearly as active as what we just got done with this past week…so we should be seeing improvement in our drainage conditions through the next couple of weeks.last_img read more

Incoming Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball shares plans to visit PH next year

first_imgView comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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’ boss UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Although he has yet to play a second in an official NBA regular season game, Ball and his family—composed of rowdy father LaVar and baller brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo—have become the talk of the league this off-season.A Facebook fan page dedicated to basketball’s newest celebrity family, “Follow the Balls,” recently posted an excerpt from the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft—addressing the basketball-crazy Filipino fans.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 shutout“It’s crazy how global basketball is. People have been telling me that the Philippines love the Lakers, so we made a Big Baller Brand fan club called Follow the Balls for the Filipino community,” Ball wrote, much to the delight of its 10,000 followers.“I am really excited to travel to the Philippines next summer and can’t wait to meet y’all as I travel through the States this season!” he said, adding an invitation for netizens to like the page. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Ball, meanwhile, has justified the hype that surrounded him even before joining the NBA, averaging 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.5 steals in the Las Vegas preseason tournament, en route to bagging the tourney’s MVP award.  /ra WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary There’s definitely a lot of Los Angeles Lakers diehard fans in the country, and that adoration has already extended to the team’s incoming prized rookie Lonzo Ball.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoPochettino declares he could stay with Spurs ‘for 20 years’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino declares he could stay with Spurs ‘for 20 years’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has declared he could stay with the Londoners for 20 years.The 46-year-old Argentine has guided Spurs to fifth, third, second and third in his four completed league seasons since joining from Southampton in 2014.”I hope, or I wish to be here 20 years, and decide to leave or to finish my career here,” said Pochettino.”I am so focused here, and want to help the club to achieve what the club want to be in history.”He added: “It would be fantastic. I am so happy to be here. I am so happy to work in that pressure. Why not?” last_img read more

Why The Red Sox Are So Likely To Win The AL East

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Sept. 13, 2016) we talk to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell about the NFL’s opening weekend and ask him if Tom Brady is great because he has Bill Belichick as a coach. Then, it’s almost playoff time in Major League Baseball, so we take a look at some of the teams in contention as we head toward October. Finally, there were upsets in both the men’s and women’s tournament at this year’s U.S. Open. We welcome back FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik, who tells us why the upsets ran counter to FiveThirtyEight’s forecast. Plus, a significant digit on Tim Tebow’s move to the New York Mets.Links to what we discuss:Bill Barnwell breaks down the first career starts of Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garoppolo.Neil Paine explains why the numbers probably aren’t the best way to evaluate Jack Del Rio’s decision to go for two points in Oakland’s game against the Saints.Robert Mays says at The Ringer that the old RGIII is never coming back and that should make us sad.Also at The Ringer, Ben Lindbergh says the race for the playoffs in the AL East is historically close.You can find FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 MLB playoff predictions here.Carl Bialik says the only reason Serena Williams’s exit from major tournaments is a big upset is that she is always a big favorite.FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Morris writes that breakthrough stars in tennis are all veterans these days.Significant Digit: 14.3 percent. That’s the percentage of players who moved from the NFL to professional baseball and ended up in the Major Leagues. Tim Tebow signed with the Mets last week and will play in the Instructional League in Florida this month. read more

Vernon Philander Wins SA Cricketer of the Year

After a record-breaking season in which he captured 51 wickets in his first seven test matches, Vernon Philander was the big winner at the Cricket South Africa awards gala in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.The Cape Cobras’ seamer lifted the prestigious South African Cricketer of the Year Award, and also received awards as Test Cricketer of the Year and the Fans’ Cricketer of the Year.Only Australia’s Charlie Turner reached 50 test wickets faster than Philander, but he played way back in 1888, in a time when scores were far lower and bowlers far more favored by pitches than they are today.Despite playing just those seven tests, he ranks seventh in International Cricket Council’s test bowling rankings. His test average is a miserly 14.15.ODI Player of the YearAB de Villiers was named ODI Player of the Year for the second time in succession after tallying 475 runs in eight games, including two centuries, at an astonishing average of 158.33 and a strike rate of 116.13.He also picked up an award decided upon by his peers when he was announced as the Players’ Player of the Year.Richard Levi won the CSA International T20 Cricketer of the Year and the KFC “So Good” awards, thanks to his stunning innings against New Zealand in Hamilton in February in which he struck a world-record equaling 117 not out. His runs came off only 51 balls, with a world record 13 sixes and five fours.Fast bowler Marchant de Lange, who captured 7 for 81 against Sri Lanka in Durban on his test debut, was named the Newcomer of the Year.Domestic awards winnersThe SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year award went the way of Alviro Petersen, who played his way into the Proteas’ test line-up, while Faf du Plessis was named the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year.Matthew Maynard of the Titans was named Coach of the Year after leading the franchise to victory in the SuperSport Series and Twenty20 competitions.Earlier in the day, Shandre Fritz was named the Women’s Cricketer of the Year.Ewie Cronje, the father of the late Hansie Cronje, received a special lifetime achievement award for his years of service to Free State cricket. Under Cronje’s guidance, the province became a leading cricketing power in the country after having been mired in B-division cricket for decades.World rankingsA quick check on the health of South African cricket by looking at the latest ICC Player Rankings indicates that the country’s cricketers are doing very well.Among test batsmen, De Villiers ranks second, just ahead of Jacques Kallis, with Hashim Amla in ninth place.Dale Steyn enjoys a healthy lead among test bowlers, with Philander in seventh spot.Amla and De Villiers are ranked one and two among ODI batsmen, while Lonwabo Tsotsobe is in first place among ODI bowlers, with Morne Morkel in third position.Source: Southafrica.info read more

Liverpool hire throwin coach

first_imgLiverpool have made an astonishing signing of a specialist in throw-in to further boost their prospects of winning silverware.Danish coach Thomas Gronnemark will work with the first team on a part-time basis.Gronnemark has enjoyed successful stints with Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin and FC Midtjylland with most clubs admitting success in set-piece plays.He holds the world record for the longest throw-in at 51.33m.“Midtjylland showed that the long throw-in could be a weapon if you can do it with the correct technique, precision, and tactical awareness,” Gronnemark said.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s very important that it’s a flat throw because if it’s too high, it’s easy to defend.“If you can make a long throw-in precise and flat, together with some tactical aspects, then it’s much easier to score.”Liverpool maintained their winning run in the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory against Brighton on Saturday to move top of the table.Klopp’s side will aim to continue their 100 percent start to the league campaign against Leicester on Saturdaylast_img read more