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Lee: Rematch vs Yamaguchi ‘will be one for the books’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Two years after their first fight, which turned out to be the Fight of the Year, Lee and Yamaguchi will meet in the cage again.The rematch will Lee’s third title defense and the champion vowed that the sequel will be better than the first.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 crown“This fight will be one for the books,” said Lee Monday at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre after the press conference for the Unstoppable Dreams card that she and Yamaguchi will headline.“I think that fight, it was Fight of the Year for a reason, and we both showed a lot of heart, grit, and determination. We won a lot of respect from that fight.” View comments MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lee didn’t want to predict how the bout could go, but she did promise that fireworks will go off on Friday.“This time around it’s going to be different,” said Lee, who holds an 8-0 record. “We’re both going to give the best we can on the table and we’ve both made improvements since then. I know she has and I also definitely did.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from ONE ChampionshipSINGAPORE—Angela Lee and Mei Ymaguchi produced an instant classic back in 2016 when they fought through five rounds for the ONE atomweight belt.Singapore’s Lee became the inaugural atomweight champion after edging Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in a brawl that solidified both her and Yamaguchi’s status as premier fighters in the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Kings’ Cauley-Stein says learning, sharing experience to kids ‘bigger than hoops’last_img read more

Brand South Africa nominated for international award

first_imgBrand South Africa’s efforts in promoting the country as a great place to visit and invest is getting the global recognition it deserves. The City Nation Place Global conference takes place in London on 9 November 2017. Brand South Africa will join over 150 delegates from 30 countries to discuss and highlight shared objectives and challenges of developing strong brand strategies for nations and cities. (Image: City Nation Place Global)Brand South Africa reporterCity Nation Place is a global forum for the strategic branding and marketing of cities and countries.The City Nation Place Awards, now in their third year, recognise the most creative and effective city and country marketing, tourism promotion and foreign direct investment engagement.The global body for nation and city branding, has nominated Brand South Africa for one its major awards. Brand South Africa’s nation branding initiative has been named a finalist in the 2017 City Nation Place Awards and has been nominated in the Best Expression of Place Identity through the Design category, which recognises the effective ways countries communicate their unique offerings through media and design.Winners will be announced at the City Nation Place Global conference in London, UK, on 9 November 2017. Brand South Africa will join over 150 delegates from 30 countries to discuss and highlight shared objectives and challenges of developing strong brand strategies for nations and cities.Watch Brand South Africa’s showcase video below for more details on the awards.For more information visit the City Nation Place website here. Source: City Nation Place GlobalWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd survive scare with penalty win over Rochdale

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd survive scare with penalty win over Rochdaleby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have survived a scare by beating Rochdale on penalties in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.17-year-old Mason Greenwood finally converted one of United’s many chances to open the scoring.But Rochdale equalised through another teenager in Luke Matheson with fifteen minutes to play.This set up a nervous penalty shootout at Old Trafford, but a miss from Dale midfielder Jimmy Keohane sealed an painful exit for the League One club.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Brandon Williams his debut by sending him on for Phil Jones at half-time. last_img

16 days agoArsenal midfielder Torreira determined to make it under Emery

first_imgArsenal midfielder Torreira determined to make it under Emeryby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is determined to make it under manager Unai Emery.Only five team-mates played more minutes in all competitions than Torreira last season.But asked about his drop down the pecking order this term, Torreira said: “I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating.“All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal.“But that’s not something that depends on me.“It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.“You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am.“I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Basketball team ready for war

It’s been more than six months since the Ohio State men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, double-overtime loss to Siena that ended its NCAA tournament and its season. For the past half-year, the Buckeyes have been working to make sure their 2009-10 season ends on a better note.Starting the season strong will be especially important this year, with OSU facing the defending national champion North Carolina in its third regular season game.  Sophomore guard Walter Offutt says the impending matchup has served as motivation during their offseason preparations.“North Carolina is a big game,” he said. “It’s one of the first nationally televised games in the country, plus they’re a great team and it’s at one of the best basketball venues in the country in Madison Square Garden.”The team’s preparation included a trip last month to Windsor, Ontario. OSU won all three of its exhibition games against Canadian universities by a combined score of 282-154.While he acknowledges that the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor may not be North Carolina and Michigan State, Offutt says the experience is still important in getting ready for the season.“Even though the competition level isn’t what we’re going to be facing in the future, it obviously still helped us get familiar with the new defense, the new offense and the new playing style that coach [Thad] Matta is putting in and that’s going to help us in the future to be successful.”Lighty back from injuryIt’s not often that a team begins its season by adding a player with experience as a team captain and 51 career starts, but with the return of junior forward David Lighty from injury, that’s exactly what the Buckeyes will do.Just seven games into his 2008-09 season, Lighty broke a bone in his foot which required surgery and caused him to miss the rest of the season. His last game was actually a career-best, as he totaled a personal high of 21 points. Having to sit out the remainder of the season was a frustrating experience for Lighty.“It was real tough,” he said. “You want to go out there and help your team as much as possible. Just sitting there watching and knowing you don’t have an effect on the outcome of the game was hard.”But the offseason has brought good news for Lighty. First, he was granted a medical redshirt year, meaning he will still have two more years of eligibility for OSU. Second, his recovery has gone as well as anyone could hope for.“I’m back to 100 percent now, no pain at all. I’m running like I can, jumping like I can, I’m doing everything like I was doing before I got hurt,” he said.The trip to Canada provided Lighty his first opportunity to test out his surgically repaired foot against an opposing team.  He played in all three games, averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game. “It might even be a little stronger now that they got that screw in there,” he said with a chuckle.Replacing MullensLike Greg Oden and Michael Conley before him, prized recruit BJ Mullens is gone after only one year, leaving a gap in the post rotation for the Buckeyes. Though he only started two games last season, Mullens made the most of his time on the court, leading the team in rebounds per minute and finishing second in points per minute. Replacing his presence inside will be an important factor in the team’s success this season.“Obviously that messed us up a lot when BJ left,” Offutt said. “Our wings are going to have to pick up scoring like they’re capable of, and Dallas [Lauderdale] is going to have to continue to be big in the middle.”Junior Dallas Lauderdale surprised many when he earned the starting position in the post last year. But he capitalized on the opportunity, leading the team in blocks. And although he scored fewer than five points-per-game, he did so efficiently, shooting 71.8 percent from the field, also a team-best. If the games in Canada are any indication, fans should look for Lauderdale to surprise again this year. He upped his scoring to 12 points per game for the trip, while still managing to shoot 76 percent from the field.As for the wings, Coach Matta seems to be currently settled on starting four of them alongside Lauderdale. Juniors Evan Turner, David Lighty and Jon Diebler, along with sophomore William Buford, started all three games in Canada. All four are listed as either shooting guards or small forwards.Offutt’s hope of increased scoring shouldn’t be a problem with that lineup, as the group consists of the team’s four leading scorers from last season. read more

Overdue Aircraft In Portage Glacier Area Located

center_img Positive identification of the pilot has not been confirmed. The Piper Cherokee- Airplane was inbound for Valdez. According to reports the overdue plane was located by search crews around 9:30 p.m, Saturday. AST Helo and members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are currently working to gain access to the crash site and recover the pilot.last_img

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The source of survival

first_imgChamatkari Baba explains the hilarious situations and comic relations of a baba and his chela. It’s a story about two men who come from a village to explore the colorful life of a city. The glamour of the city doesn’t let them go back. Now the problem that they face is source of their survival for which they take up the profession as one becomes baba and the other his chela. A group of 13 artistes and two technicians will be presenting the ninety minute show that is a full of humours and satires. Pradeep Sharma, who have been in theatre for 10 years is the writer and the director of the show.  The performing artistes are – Pradeep Singh, the writer himself with Surbhi Pandey, Rajat Budhiraja, Gagan Chawla, Arti Wahi, Supriya Budhiraja, Manohar Pandey, Amreesh Kumar, David Massey, Chhavi, Mohit Aggarwal, Sunil Rawat and Twinkle Singh.last_img read more