Holloway stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231

first_imgMax Holloway, left, fights Brian Ortega during the featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 231 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday nightThe fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega’s left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an injury-plagued year, were too much for Ortega, who had rallied in the third round but was unable to take Holloway down or use his vaunted jiu-jitsu.“Kudos to him,” Holloway said of Ortega. “On to the next (opponent).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUFC president Dana White applauded the decision to end the fight.“That fifth round should never have happened and I’m glad it didn’t,” he said. “The fight needed to be stopped. For us all of in here that have been in the fight game for a long time, that’s what you call too tough for your own good. Ortega, an accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, entered the arena to the sounds of DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” Holloway walked out to “Game Over” by Lil’ Flip and then “Hawaiian Kickboxer” by Moke Boy.The crowd started chanting “Holloway, Holloway” as the two circled each other. Ortega scored with counter punches as the champion came forward and connected with an elbow. A relaxed Holloway began to find his striking distance and stuffed a takedown as the round ended.Ortega’s nose began to bleed profusely in the second as Holloway fired punches. Another takedown was rebuffed and Holloway taunted Ortega. The two exchanged words after the round that was dominated by Holloway.Ortega came back in the third, connected with punches and almost got Holloway to the ground. Holloway fought back with punishing blows as Ortega continued to bleed from the face.When Ortega connected, Holloway nodded as if to give him props. Ortgea showed he can take a punch.Holloway danced in the fourth and then hammered Ortega at the fence. He took him down later in the round.The 27-year-old Holloway had won his last 12 fights since an August 2013 loss by decision to Conor McGregor.It was Holloway’s first fight since Dec. 2, 2017, due to a variety of health issues.The two 145-pounders were originally slated to meet at UFC 226 in July, but Holloway was forced to withdraw at the last minute due to what was thought to be “concussion-like symptoms.”An ankle injury had forced Holloway out of a March bout against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. Ortega filled in for Holloway, winning by a spectacular first-round TKO. Holloway also missed out on a short-notice fight with current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April (after Tony Ferguson withdrew with a knee injury), pulling out during his weight cut.The lone blemish on the 27-year-old Ortega’s record was a 2014 win over Mike de la Torre that was changed to a no contest after a positive test for the steroid drostanolone. The California native was suspended nine months and fined US$2,500.Ortega apologized for the failed test, saying he took the drug to help with his weight cut.Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0) and Shevchenko (16-3-0) met at 125 pounds.Shevchenko looked bigger and bulkier, taking Jedrzejczyk down a minute into the fight. Jedrzejczyk got back to her feet but had trouble gauging her striking distance early.While she tried to find it, Shevchenko was content to counter. Shevchenko bodied Jedrzejczyk to the ground in the second, got side control and did damage as the round ended.Shevchenko came on the third, bloodying Jedrzejczyk’s nose. Jedrzejczyk was taken down again in the fourth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I believe he could have done the fifth round. I believe he would have done the fifth round. But it should have never happened … He’s a young talented guy and I think going into that fifth round would have been very bad for him health-wise. The fourth round wasn’t good for him health-wise.”Holloway improved to 20-3-0, adding to his impressive credentials, while Ortega slipped to 14-1-0 with one no contest.It could be Holloway’s last fight at 145 pounds. White wants him to move up to lightweight (155) to avoid the grueling weight cut.Valentina Shevchenko, a native of Kyrgyzstan fighting out of Peru, overpowered a game, but outmatched Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, for the vacant women’s flyweight title in the co-main event. Shevchenko won a unanimous five-round decision.“I have been waiting so long for this moment,” the 30-year-old Shevchenko said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Half-time: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 1 – Blues well on top against 10-man Gunners

first_imgDiego Costa’s 22nd-minute goal put Chelsea ahead in the derby at the Emirates Stadium shortly after Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was sent off for a foul on the Blues striker.The Gunners were reduced to 10 men following a Chelsea counter-attack led by Willian, who cleverly aimed a pass in behind Mertesacker for Costa, who would have been through on goal had the defender not brought him down.Mertesacker was duly shown the red card by referee Mark Clattenburg, and the home fans reacted angrily to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s reaction to the sending-off, which was to send defender Gabriel on in place of forward Olivier Giroud.Seconds later, Costa drifted away from Gabriel to nudge home Branislav Ivanovic’s right-wing cross – his sixth goal in as many games.Arsenal keeper Petr Cech, playing against his former club, had earlier denied Willian at point-blank range and pushed away a shot from Oscar.Having found themselves a goal and a man down, Arsenal struggled to create chances.Cech prevented them falling further behind three minutes before the interval when he kept out an effort from Costa at the near post, and Ivanovic’s header from the resulting corner was cleared off the line.Then, in the final seconds of the half, Mathieu Flamini missed a great chance to equalise when he hurriedly hooked the ball over after being found unmarked inside the box by Aaron Ramsey.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Hazard, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Supporting social entrepreneurs

first_img16 August 2005Ashoka – Sanskrit for “the active absence of sorrow” – is a global organisation working to support and provide a network for social entrepreneurs in their quest to cure social ills. It’s been hard at work in South Africa since 1990. Ashoka was founded in 1980 by American Bill Drayton on the belief that social entrepreneurs have the highest leverage and widest impact for fixing social problems. The organisation provides the entrepreneurs with financial backing and a professional framework to help them spread their ideas and innovative solutions, individually and collectively.But what is a social entrepreneur?“The job of a social entrepreneur is to recognise when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck,” the organisation explains on its website. “He or she finds what is not working and solves the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionised the fishing industry.“They go beyond the immediate problem to fundamentally change communities, societies, the world.”Ashoka FellowsLeading social entrepreneurs can be nominated as Ashoka Fellows, after which they must undergo a rigorous search and selection process. In this, they must demonstrate that they have a big new socially relevant idea, creativity, entrepreneurial quality and ethical fibre.Ashoka provides new Fellows with a three-year living stipend, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Fellows also benefit from being a part of the Ashoka global fellowship for life. Ashoka continues to add to the array of services and opportunities for Fellows, designed to meet their needs at the different stages of their careers.Ashoka has invested in more than 1 500 Ashoka Fellows in 55 countries. These Fellows have transformed the lives of millions of people in thousands of communities worldwide. The organisation elects about 150 new Fellows every year.Into AfricaAshoka launched its Africa programme in 1990 with the election of the first Ashoka Fellows in southern Africa. It was followed by expansion into West Africa and the Sahel region in 1992 and the opening of the East Africa office in 2001. Operations covering North Africa and the Middle East began in 2003 with the launch of the Cairo office.Today there are over 200 Ashoka Fellows in 17 African countries, and roughly 25 new Fellows elected each year in Africa. Ashoka Africa has five regional offices based in South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.In South Africa, Ashoka has a nationwide presence with offices based in Johannesburg. With 85 Fellows working in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, the organisation has a firm footing in the region.Home-based careOne such innovator is Ashoka Fellow and nurse Veronica Khosa, who got up and did something about her frustrations with healthcare in South Africa. She saw sick people getting sicker, elderly people unable to get to a doctor and hospitals with empty beds that would not admit patients with HIV.So Veronica started Tateni Home Care Nursing Services, instituting the concept of home-based care in South Africa. Beginning with practically nothing, her team provided care to people in a way they had never received it – in the comfort and security of their homes.Just a few years later, the government has adopted her plan and, through the recognition of leading health organisations, the idea is spreading beyond South Africa.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

No Free Tethering: AT&T Blocks BlackBerry Bridge From PlayBook

first_imgThe BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was released today and devoted fans of Research In Motion rushed to test out the features on the long-awaited device. Many were disappointed though as PlayBook users with BlackBerry smartphones on AT&T were prohibited from downloading one of the key features of the device, the BlackBerry Bridge.BlackBerry Bridge is the PlayBook application that allows users to connect information on BlackBerry smartphones to the tablet and enables the use applications on the tablet through the phone such as email, contacts and calendar, all of which are not yet native to the tablet. The application can also, theoretically, be used for tethering the PlayBook to a cellular network through the smartphone’s data plan since the first version of the tablet are Wi-Fi only.See also:RIM Confirms PlayBook Will Run Android AppsJust in Time for PlayBook’s Launch, New SDKs from RIMMixed Reviews for BlackBerry PlayBook, But Will It Be A Good Enterprise Device? This is where AT&T probably had an issue with RIM. The carrier is not fond of letting consumers use its bandwidth on its network for free and that is precisely what the BlackBerry Bridge allows users to do. AT&T charges customers that want to use their smartphone data plans to tether to laptops and tablets $20 per month (as does Verizon).In the past several months AT&T has been cracking down on users that have been working around the tethering fee, sending letters and text messages that say AT&T will automatically begin charging them the $20 fee if they do not stop using their smartphones as modems. Without Bridge, the PlayBook loses a lot of its value. If there is one killer enterprise application for the BlackBerry tablet, it is the ability to ability to seamlessly transfer information from a BlackBerry phone. By blocking the application, AT&T has not just stopped users accessing its 3G network through the tablet but also from accessing functionality that RIM has said differentiates its tablet from other tablet devices on the market.CrackBerry, the popular site dedicated to all things RIM, was the first to report the AT&T block. It has also posted a workaround for frustrated BlackBerry AT&T customers that, for now, seems to be working. RIM has announced that it will release versions of the PlayBook in all the various “4G” (WiMax, HSPA+, LTE) flavors coming later this year but no launch date has been set. One official carrier partner – Sprint – has said it will partner with a WiMax version of the tablet, due sometime this summer. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Catch Audiences Off Guard With Reverse On-Screen Motion

first_imgReverse on-screen motion has been used since the dawn of cinema. Learn how to use this backward technique for your own video productions. Top Image: Days of Heaven via ParamountNarrative ReversalWhile maintaining the sense of forward motion through storytelling, filmmakers have used the power of editing to jump their scenes and sequences forward and backward across time and make it feel totally natural. This continuity through narrative has permitted filmmakers to reverse entire storylines and still maintain clarity.Irreversible via LionsgateReversed narratives can be seen in movies like Memento and Irreversible. Similarly, reversal narratives that offer their characters multiple storylines (or second chances) can be seen in movies such as Run Lola Run and Sliding Doors. However, reversing on-screen motion is a more challenging technique. As such, it’s often reserved for special effect shots and brief passages within more traditional chronologically structured works. Let’s consider the way this technique has been used over the course of cinematic history. In the process, you may find an inventive use for reverse on-screen motion in your next video project.  Memento via SonyFilm History in ReverseOne of the earliest examples of reverse on-screen motion can be seen below (via Change Before Going Productions). In the Lumiere short film Demolition of a Wall, workers knock down a wall only to have it magically reassemble. The film serves as an early demonstration that filmmakers have the power to mend what has been broken, even if it is an on-screen illusion.Building Up and Demolishing the Star Theatre (seen below via Biograph and Change Before Going Productions) is another example of early reverse on-screen motion and also one of the first films to use timelapse. Over a period of thirty days, and supposedly with an exposure every four minutes, Frederick S. Armitage created this 1901 film that shows the assembling and disassembling, sans dynamite, of the Star Theatre. These early examples of reverse on-screen motion were just the beginning when it came to encouraging audiences to grapple with the unique abilities of the film medium.The 1967 Czech film Happy End is a notable feature film that employs reverse on-screen motion for its entirety. It’s an impressive and quirky entry in the history of reverse on-screen motion. Since Happy End is a feature, viewing it can be a commitment, but it’s worth checking out in total. Watch it below (via Continental & rplnt).More recent uses of reverse on-screen motion throughout an entire film can be seen in shorter works such as Zach Lipovsky’s Time Upon a Once and the memorable trailer for Dead Island (via Square Enix). Reverse Motion as Special EffectMore often than not, reverse on-screen motion is used as a quick effect and is meant to be either invisible, surreal, or a little creepy.Consider the backward motion of smoke in this scene from Michael Mann’s weird 1983 film, The Keep (via Paramount).And this reversed black substance (at 1:37) from Evil Dead II (via Anchor Bay).And the cat on the piano from the 1977 Japanese film, House (via Criterion). And the notorious use of the remote control in Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (via Warner).Note: This clip contains violent content.And the nightmarish Red Room scene in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks (via ABC).Finally, Terrence Malick used reverse on-screen motion to beautiful effect (at 1:20) during the locust scene in the classic Days of Heaven (via Paramount).The list goes on with countless films making use of reverse motion effects over the course of movie history.Why Use Reverse Motion?For any kind of untrained stunt work, reverse motion can come in handy. For example, if someone needs to get hit by anything (car, grocery cart, etc.), it’s worth a try to stage the motion in reverse, starting from the moment of impact and moving backward. Sometimes you can shoot the moment of impact in a close-up. So at the moment the runaway grocery cart hits the unsuspecting shopper, frame a close-up with the cart against the shopper, pull the cart out of the shot and get enough coverage to make it look real.It’s also useful if you have a character who needs to look like a genius with a Rubik’s Cube or similar puzzle, as seen in this clip of Michel Gondry via passaicstuff.If you need someone to emerge from a lake and be miraculously dry, have them walk backward into the water, then reverse the sequence in post, as recommended here. Sometimes, making use of fishing wire is necessary if you want your reverse shot to play out in a wider framing. Shanks FX demonstrates this technique with some applications for reverse motion that look akin to Jedi force work or just magic.The opportunities for using reverse motion are endless and limited only by your creativity. The resulting reverse on-screen motion shot may only be used for a brief moment, but it can make all the difference for your action scenes, tricky stunt work, and horror movie effects. As for actually reversing the shot in your editing timeline, it’s as easy as this in Adobe Premiere and this in Final Cut Pro.Funny Games via WarnerWhat are some memorable moments of reverse on-screen action that you’ve seen or put to use? Share in the comments below!last_img read more

UST bounces back, downs UP in duel of UAAP favorites

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Both UST and UP are now tied in second place behind unbeaten De La Salle (2-0).From an early setback in the first set, the Golden Tigresses showed their fight in the second, displayed their composure come the third, and their resiliency in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUST’s 17-11 lead was dwindled to two, 18-16, in the fourth set after Isa Molde’s through the block kill but the Golden Tigresses remained calm and took a 21-16 lead off of Cherry Rondina’s ace.Molde then featured again in UP’s last gasp with an off-the-block kill to salvage a point for the Lady Maroons and the 24-19 score line but reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini had other plans and sealed the win for UST with two clutch points. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 FEU goes 3-0, UST wins 2nd straightcenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Diana Carlos led UP with 20 points while Molde had 13 as they played without setter Ayel Estrañero who was said to have suffered from food poisoning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said he took his pre-game inspiration for his team when he attended a mass at the Philippine Army’s General Headquarters at Fort Bonifacio wherein the Army chaplain said in his homily that “you’re more than your mistakes.”“I said to myself that I can apply what our chaplain said in the homily to my team,” said Reyes in Filipino. “You will mistakes but you can do so much more. We really struggled in the first set and they were dwelling on their errors.”“I just reminded them on what they have to do so by the second and third sets we were able to lessen our errors.”UST’s star trio of Alessandrini, Cherry Rondina, and rookie Eya Laure sparked the Golden Tigresses with Season 80’s top freshman leading the way with 22 points.Rondina finished with 18 points for UST while Laure added 17 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas bounced back and topped University of the Philippines, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses suffered an ugly loss to Ateneo in their previous game, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, but redeemed themselves to get to a 2-1 record while stopping the Lady Maroons from getting a third straight winADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more