SINGAPORE—Eduard Folayang needs just one more step to get back to the title conversation, but it won’t be cakewalk for the former ONE lightweight champion.Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship’s Chariman and CEO, said it’s imperative for Folayang to win his match against undefeated Russian wrestler Kharun Atlangeriev (11-0) for him to get a shot at the lightweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Sityodtong: Unstoppable Dreams ‘would be greatest night’ in ONE China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls And as if fate intervened, Folayang lost the title on his home country of the Philippines at Mall of Asia Arena.Sityodtong, however, has high hopes for Folayang after the Filipino stayed off the cage for almost half a year since the stunning loss to Nguyen.“Eduard has had a long rest, so it’d be great for him and when I spoke to him he’s hungrier than ever,” said Sityodtong of the 34-year-old fighter. “He’s like a 21-year-old Eduard, he’s hungry and he’s worked so hard.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Eduard needs to be at his best and if he’s able to pull out a win impressively, then he’s back,” said Sityodtong said Monday during the press conference for the Unstoppable Dreams card at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.“But if he loses, obviously it’s a downward skid for him. This is a high-stakes fight for Eduard and his career hangs in the balance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFolayang’s (18-6) reign as the ONE lightweight champion lasted for 364 days after he beat he beat Shinya Aoki for the gold on Nov. 11, 2016 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, the same venue for his return fight on May 18.The legendary Team Lakay member needed just one more day to achieve a yearlong reign but current champion Martin Nguyen denied that feat when he knocked out Folayang in the second round to unify the lightweight and featherweight belts.
As the debate over the prevalence of alcohol consumption continues, a husband was fined for using abusive language to his wife when he appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Mohabir Ramrattan on Monday appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse to answer to the charge which alleged that on June 4, in an intoxicated state, he verbally abused Deomattie Ramlakhan, his wife, after she refused to give him money, which he demanded to finance his ‘regular habit” of rum drinking.According to the Prosecution’s case, Ramrattan’s wife was very annoyed with her husband’s behaviour and after she denied him the money, he retaliated by using a barrage of expletives. Ramlakhan reported the matter to the La Grange Police Station and Ramrattan was cautioned and taken into custody before his arraignment on Monday.When asked to respond to the allegations by the court, the defendant admitted that he was indeed under the influence and further claimed that under normal circumstances he would not exhibit such behaviour. Ramrattan laid blame on his intoxicated state as being responsible for the indecent language assault uttered at his spouse.On this basis, he appealed to Magistrate Nurse for leniency, stating that he is very sorry for what transpired and noted that he would not repeat this action.After listening to his explanation Magistrate Nurse slapped the defendant with a $5000 fine and warned him that should there be another occurrence the court would not be as lenient.
By Akeem GreeneCome February 23, Guyanese are poised to enjoy a ‘cloud nine’ experience with GTT and Pulse Entertainment since the duo have promised to deliver an electrifying atmosphere on Mashramani Day.The enticing revelation was made on Saturday evening at the Giftland Mall parking lot as the two entities unveiled their Mash Band themed “Amazon Gems”.With confetti and smoke filling the air, the sizeable audience was wowed by the colourful costumes, which were designed by the renowned Olympia Small-Sonaram. The glamorous outfits, which highlight precious stones in the Amazon comprises three categories: Emerald Bliss, Tanzanite Flame and Lapis lazuli.After the models left the stage, reigning International Chutney Soca Monarch Ravi B and Trinidadian Soca artiste 5 Star Akil then serenaded fans with their popular hits, which gave a hint at the excitement to come on Mash Day.GTT’s Marketing and Communications Consultant, Samantha Gooden explained to Guyana Times that in their effort to “do more” for Guyana, they want to showcase the hidden treasures of the region and highlight our culture”.“It is all about bringing the best of our culture and where better to go than into the Amazon. We are bringing the absolute best of all Guyana to the stage for Mash 2018, she emphatically stated.Likewise, Pulse Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robbie Singh, who was ecstatic about the partnership, promised to deliver an unforgettable fete for all those who wanted to join the band.“We will provide you with everything. We have never done something of this magnitude before and we will amaze you with the biggest band. It will be phenomenal….let’s not forget the drinks; there will be a lot of that,” Singh confidently expressed.Comfort for allDesigner Small-Sonaram, noting that this was her best product thus far since it brought forth the beauty of Guyana, further explained that the costumes were geared towards ensuring all of Guyana could indulge in the frolic and still be comfortable.“There are a variety and my idea is to let everyone feel comfortable. They cater for every size, every shape and every ethnicity. So, I have several designs to allow every person who would want to express themselves to be involved,” she assured.Gooden also reiterated the aspect of comfort. “What you saw is just a glimpse of everything…we want to make sure there is enough for everyone and there will be something called Monday wear so if you don’t feel like having the costumes or too much being revealed, they will have extended sections. We want our customers to feel comfortable.”The entities are hoping to attract a minimum of 400 persons to the Band, and this Friday, they will have a re-launch at GTT’s 55 Brickdam location. Additionally, they are expected to give information on the website persons can access to enquire about payment plans, order costumes and have chances to win prizes. Costumes will also be sold to foreigners.
Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital on Thursday announced the appointment of the first Guyanese embryologist, Ganesh Persaud, as Head of the In vitro fertilisation (IVF) lab at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital.Persaud at work in the IVF labGanesh Persaud, originally from Essequibo, is Guyana’s first embryologist. Embryology is the field of medicine concerned with the study and development of embryos. As an embryologist, Ganesh is currently working at Guyana’s only IVF lab, located at the Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital under the supervision of Dr Madhu Singh— Guyana’s only infertility specialist.Ganesh moved to Georgetown at the age of 17, when he started studying at the University of Guyana. He completed his Bachelors in Medical Technology and then began working at the Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital laboratory— where he worked for six years, and later became Head of the laboratory there.Embryologist Ganesh PersaudAfter working with the visiting embryologists at the institution, and also doing preparations for the infertility procedures at the hospital, he was inspired to specialise in this field, and applied to the Dr Balwant Singh’s hospital for a scholarship.Ganesh completed his training at the Craft Hospital and Research Centre in Kerala, India. Ganesh has just returned from India a few weeks ago and is now the Head of the IVF lab at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital. Under his supervision, the lab is expected to grow tremendously over the coming years, with the hopes that the centre will become the largest infertility centres in the Caribbean.He noted that “in Guyana, it is very common for patients to delay infertility treatment, and to wait until they are in their late 30s or early 40s before they start the process…with increasing maternal age, the quality of eggs released by the ovary decreases and this makes pregnancy very hard”.Before the hospital started to advertise the infertility services, and Dr Madhu began speaking on this issue, a lot of patients would never seek treatment or not do it through the proper channels.Ganesh advised that “patients who are not getting pregnant with simple treatments like clomiphene move on to more advanced treatments like intra-uterine insemination and in vitro fertilisation”.IVF is a process whereby fertilisation of an egg and sperm is completed in the laboratory, after the eggs have been harvested by the gynaecologist.He noted that “Dr Madhu’s infertility clinic has brought relief to many Guyanese and is now frequented by patients from neighbouring countries like Suriname, and the neighbouring islands, because for the Caribbean, this hospital offers the best price”. He said “the success rates produced by the clinic are on par with that of the clinics in Barbados and Trinidad, and the price is a fraction of that being quoted at those clinics”. He hopes that with his help “the IVF lab will continue to grow and eventually become the largest in the Caribbean”.
… will continue downward spiralMembers of the Private Sector meeting with the media on ThursdayThe 2017 Budget as presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, is not only convoluted, complicated and downright dangerous, but it will fail to realise its objectives with regards the projected economic growth and inflation rates.These were among the blunt sentiments expressed by the executives of the local Private Sector Commission (PSC) when they met with members of the media corps to give their take on the National Estimates for 2016.Chairperson of the PSCs Economic and Financial Committee, Ramesh Persaud, in railing against the 2017 Budget, said such a document is supposed to engender confidence in the business community but what instead has happened is that the Budget has confirmed a sluggish economy that will in fact enter into a downward spiral as a result of the measures proposed for implementation.Complicated budgetPersaud told media operatives the modest inflation rate set at just above one per cent is unattainable.He suggested that the Minister could in fact get lucky if gold prices were to trend higher in 2017 but based on available information, the real growth rate for the economy as projected by the Minster at 3.8 per cent cannot be realised.Chairman of the PSC, Eddie Boyer, in giving his take on the Minster’s budget said it is the small man that will bear the brunt of the measures that have been sent out in the 2017 document.According to Boyer, budgets are designed to illustrate Government’s anticipated revenues and its intention of spending that revenue but a perusal of the 2017 Budget reveals that it is in fact complicated and difficult to analyse.It is not a simple budget, Boyer said, who revealed that taken in its entirety the budget is in no way clear and precise.“We wanted a simplified budget, instead of something so complicated that the ordinary man at the end of the day will carry the major brunt of the Budget.”Bitter tasteHe used the occasion to lament too that the institution of a range of taxes and penalties has left a bitter taste in the Private Sector.Boyer also used the opportunity to lament the move by Government to access the private accounts of taxpayers in order to garnish monies it believes it is owed, saying citizens are now at the mercy of the Guyana Revenue Authority.According to Boyer, when circumstances exist where a country is going through an economic slump, high unemployment and crime rates in addition to sectors returning low outputs, such as in the rice and sugar industries, then the Government is expected to intervene in a positive manner.This, Boyer said, is absent from the 2017 Budget.Environmental taxRamesh Dookhoo, Executive member of the PSC, questioned whether the budget would have been prepared with such haste that many items would have been excluded.It was pointed out that while there are some positives in the budget for the Private Sector, “it actually takes a lot from the business community. In summary, it gives and take away a lot… It took away more than it actually gives,” according to the PSC Executive.Another of the measures that the PSC would have objected to, is the re-imposition of an Environmental Tax, this time not just on imports but also on locally produced items.Dookhoo told media operatives that the Finance Minister in his presentation of the budget sought to give the impression was as a result of Guyana’s commitment to the Treaty of Chaguaramas.He was adamant however this is not the case since without the tax, Guyana was already compliant.With regards the effects of the proposal, Dookhoo reminded that manufacturers such as Banks DIH already are required to meet onerous obligations such as the $10 million payment to secure and Environmental Permit.He said too that the acquisition and maintenance of equipment in keeping with the standards and requirement of the substantive legislation incurs another $600 million in expense.According to Dookhoo, it is unfair to force local manufacturers to pay a $10 tax on each bottle of product it manufacturers in addition to its other financial commitments. l
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates against Stuttgart That’s 17 goals in 14 games for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Bundesliga this season.Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 4-1 and the striker scored twice, however the club are still eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich.Gonzalo Castro scored the other and Georg Niedermeier scored an own goal.The Bundeliga’s other goal machine, Robert Lewandowski, is three behind Aubameyang, with Thomas Muller on 13 for the season. 1
TG4 will have live coverage of this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Club Championship final between Donegal champions Donegal and Derry champions Ballinderry.Coverage of the game at Healy Park, Omagh, begins at 1.30pm with throw-in at 3pm.Up to 10,000 fans are expected at the Tyrone venue for the clash. Glenswilly go into the game as underdogs against the south Derry side.Fans travelling to the match on Sunday are being warned by both Gardaí and the PSNI to leave plenty of time to get to Healy Park. TG4 TO SHOW GLENSWILLY’S ULSTER GLORY BID LIVE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallinderryglenswillyTG4
A maximum of five citations in any grant proposal. A requirement that any growth in NSF’s graduate research fellowships be matched by growth in its traineeship program (previously called IGERT, now NRT). A statement from every grantee that any forthcoming publication based on NSF-research will be free of fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. It’s been nearly 1 year since Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, first circulated his ideas on replacing a 2010 law that touches on key aspects of federal policy toward research and science education. Its draft provisions to alter the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) peer-review process and restrict funding for social science research elicited howls of protests from the community (also here), and Smith has said repeatedly that he welcomes constructive criticism. Last fall, he held a hearing to solicit outside comment.Today that bill was formally introduced, and on Thursday the committee’s research panel is expected to debate and then vote on the measure. Here are some of the provisions of the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act (H.R. 4186) that seem certain to trigger angry reaction among Democrats on the panel. The cost of using so-called rotators—scientists on loan from their institutions—shall not exceed 110% of the cost of a permanent federal employee doing the same job. A 40% reduction in funding for NSF’s social, behavioral, and economic sciences directorate. A requirement for “greater accountability” in how NSF manages its research portfolio, including “written justification” from NSF that every grant serves the national interest by strengthening the economy and national defense, advancing health and welfare, building ties with industry, and augmenting the scientific workforce and public literacy. A 2-year authorization that holds spending for NSF to its current level of $7.17 billion in 2014 and only $24 million above the administration’s request in 2015. Free, online public access to publications based on NSF-funded research after a delay of between 2 and 3 years, depending on agency decisions. 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Arvin Tolentino leads Wangs Basketball. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Wangs Basketball showed no remorse and dominated Marinerong Pilipino, 88-78, win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Arvin Tolentino exploded for 32 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks, leading Wangs’ offense as it bumped its record to a solid 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t all Tolentino, though, as some Couriers also joined in the tough grind.Holding a slim 58-57 lead, Wangs pinned down the Skippers and went on a 13-0 spurt and erected a 71-57 lead with 6:31 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThat quick action was enough for the Couriers to hold on despite Marinerong Pilipino’s late-game charge.Gelo Vito provided ample support as he rammed the paint for 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for while Radge Tongco and Darius Estrella pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively. “Marinero is a big fish, and it’s big thing that we prepared hard for that team,” said Wangs head coach Pablo Lucas in Filipino.Orlan Wamar led the Skippers, who fell to 2-2, with 25 points while Felix Apreku added 14 points and 16 rebounds. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Eddie Alvarez not backing down from ‘toughest, most dangerous’ guys in ONE LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
Share on Twitter Facebook Putin has also invited the Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/Tass Read more Vladimir Putin’s strained ties with leaders across the western world means the audience of presidents and prime ministers for the World Cup opener looks set to be a heavily former Soviet affair.The Kremlin has released a list of those who will join Putin for Thursday’s opening ceremonies and it features a large helping of central Asian autocrats and the heads of the breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia, along with a smattering of foreign leaders from Africa and South America. But there will be some media darlings, like the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and the new Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, who swept to power earlier this year after popular street protests.The Kremlin has said that politics have no place in sport. But in an apparent move to match Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Putin will host a top official from North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly.Russia is not rolling out the red carpet all the way, however. In an interview with a Moscow radio station on Wednesday, the head of the Duma’s committee on women, family, and children urged Russian women not to sleep with foreigners during the upcoming games. “Their children will suffer for it. They’ve suffered in the past, since the Soviet period,” said the lawmaker Tamara Pletnyova. She was apparently referring to children, many of mixed race, born during the Moscow Olympics of 1980.Pletnyova went on to clarifiy, “It’s good if they’re one race, but if they’re of a different race, then it’s worse. We should bear our own children. I’m not a nationalist, but all the same.”Guests for the opening ceremony, featuring a performance by Robbie Williams, will include the leaders of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, said a Kremlin spokesman. The leaders of Bolivia, Panama, Rwanda and the president-elect of Paraguay will also attend. Twitter Share on LinkedIn The ceremony is just part of the run-up to the big opener on Thursday night between Russia and Saudi Arabia, a contest between the two lowest-ranked teams in the tournament that has been called “El Gasico” because of the two countries’ reliance on energy exports. Putin and Bin Salman will meet to discuss Opec ahead of the match.Asked whether Putin would invite Donald Trump to the World Cup, the Kremlin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Putin “will be happy to see all guests here in Moscow and that, of course, applies to the guests from the United States at the highest level”. Mohammed bin Salman Pinterest Share on Messenger Europe Share via Email Robbie Williams ‘selling soul to dictator Putin’ in World Cup gig Share on WhatsApp Robbie Williams Topics Share on Facebook Russia World Cup 2018 Opec Share on Pinterest news World Cup Reuse this content