An armored battery you can swallow

first_imgEvery year, more than 3000 children in the United States visit the emergency room after swallowing button batteries, which power anything from toys to calculators. Once inside the throat, the flat, round power sources release caustic chemicals that can severely burn the esophagus, causing internal bleeding and even death. Now, scientists have found a simple solution: an armor that renders these batteries harmless inside the gut. When a battery is ingested, it reacts with intestinal fluids to generate an electrical current and release hydroxide, a caustic ion that can severely damage gut tissue within just a few hours. So bioengineers took advantage of the fact that batteries experience a gentle pressure inside their housing, but not so much inside the digestive tract. They coated button batteries with a quantum tunneling composite, a rubberlike material made of silicone embedded with metal particles. Normally, the metal particles are too far apart to conduct electricity. But when the particles are compressed within a few nanometers of one another, the electrons burrow through the silicone through a process called quantum tunneling, turning the composite from an insulator into a conductor. The researchers calibrated the coating such that an armored button battery would function normally inside devices, but lose its conductivity inside the digestive tract. To test their design, the scientists placed a conventional button battery and a coated one inside a living pig’s esophagus. In vitro monitoring revealed that the conventional battery immediately began releasing hydroxide, as shown in the video, whereas the coated battery remained intact, leaving no trace of damage. Because the coating is waterproof, it could also be used to make weather-resistant batteries suited for outdoor use, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.last_img read more

Pacquiao to Ancajas: Good job

first_imgQuezon City, Bulacan scuttle foes In an interview with Corpus Christi Caller Times Tuesday, Ancajas bared that Pacquiao sent him a message: “Good work, do you best and call to God.”On Wednesday evening, Ancajas and Gonzalez will have a meet-and-greet with the fans at Dr. Rockit’s Bar & Saloon to drum up interest for the 12-round bout to be aired by ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAncajas said he’ll pour out everything so as not to disappoint Pacquiao and the Filipino people. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoDALLAS—Jerwin Ancajas must have really earned the admiration of Manny Pacquiao as a fighter and as a person.Otherwise, the eight-division world champion and Philippine senator would not be too keen on following up the progress of his training for the defense of his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Virat Kohli gives his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi debate

first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli has heaped rich praise on Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the Juventus star is unmatched when it comes to his commitment and work ethic.Virat Kohli added that Cristiano Ronaldo is above everyone else for him and that the Portugal foward is the “most complete player” he’s ever seen in the sport.Virat Kohli, whose love for football is well-documented, recalled his memories of watching and marvelling Brazil football team in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups in an interview to FIFA.com.Replying to a question on who among Messi and Ronaldo have had a greater career, Kohli said: Ronaldo. In my opinion he has taken on more challenges and succeeded at all of them. He’s the most complete player I have seen and his work ethic, as I mentioned, is unmatched. He inspires people. I don’t think many people do that. He’s also a leader and I love that. Absolutely love it. He has amazing belief too.The India captain added: “For me, Cristiano is above everyone else. His commitment and work ethic is unmatched. He wants it that bad – you can see it every game.”Virat Kohli also said France international Kylian Mbappe is the next big thing in football and that his exploits against Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2018 is unforgettable.”Mbappe stands out for me. His sprint in the 2018 World Cup against Argentina is hard to forget. He’s a beast and he will definitely be at the top of the pile for me. Absolutely top-class player,” Virat Kohli said.advertisementSpeaking about India’s chances to make the finals of FIFA World Cup, Kohli said Indian football has improved by leaps and bounds in the recent past. Notably, the 2026 edition of the quadrennial football showpiece will feature an extended pool of 48 teams.Virat Kohli also said India football team captain Sunil Chhetri deserves to play a World Cup finals and that the football team should use it as a motivation to qualify and dedicate it to the Bengaluru FC captain.”It’s a sad fact to realise, especially after all that he’s done for the nation. If anyone deserves it, it’s him [Sunil Chhetri]. And the team should rally behind that motivation and qualify, and dedicate it to him. He’s an absolute champion and an inspirational human being,” Virat Kohli said.”We have improved drastically in our football over the last three-four years. With new talent coming in to make the difference, and our skipper Sunil Chhetri leading the team with amazing composure and inspiration, I see us qualifying very soon for the World Cup.”Virat Kohli is currently in Florida with the Indian crciket team for a T20I series against West Indies. The India captain will lead the team in the two T20Is in Florida on Saturday and Sunday before heading to the Caribbean for the remainder of the full tour.Also Read | Virat Kohli delights fans in Florida with autographs and selfies at training sessionAlso Read | FIFA approves expansion of women’s World Cup to 32 teams in 2023Also See:last_img read more

There cannot be 11 Virat Kohlis in the Indian team: Muttiah Muralitharan

first_imgThere cannot be 11 Virat Kohlis in the Indian team: Muttiah MuralitharanMuttiah Muralitharan feels that people need to be patient as one cannot have 11 match-winners in the Indian team and it is also important to try out various combinations going into the World Cup.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 12:11 IST Critics have questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills in the absence of MS Dhoni (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli’s captaincy skills have come under the scanner ahead of the ICC World CupKohli gets a lot of help from MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during the ODIs and T20IsIndia failed to defend 358 in the 4th ODI vs Australia in Dhoni’s absenceWith Australia chasing down India’s total of 358 in the fourth ODI in Mohali and squaring the five-match series 2-2, pundits and fans have been quite critical of the performance of the Indian players.While some have questioned the bowlers’ inability to defend a mammoth total on a decently big ground like the PCA Stadium in Mohali, others have questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills in the absence of MS Dhoni, known to guide the skipper on the field.Speaking to IANS, former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan begged to differ with the criticism that has come India’s way after Australia won the fourth ODI on Sunday.He feels that people need to be patient as one cannot have 11 match-winners in the team and it is also important to try out various combinations going into the World Cup.”You have to be patient with the team. The Indian team has been doing really well and are trying to experiment with the World Cup around the corner. You will get failures on the road to success as there cannot be 11 Virat Kohlis in the team. Not everyone can be a match-winner,” he said.”You will win some games and you will also lose a few. Otherwise, every team must be filled with 11 Kohli-s or Sachin Tendulkar-s or Don Bradman-s. But that cannot happen,” Muralitharan added.Coming to India’s spin bowling department, the wizard believes that the spin arsenal is well-equipped with Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal at the fore.”I think they are doing a good job. Both are quality performers and the fact that they have done well in all conditions bears testimony to their talent. Also, why do you think someone of the calibre of R Ashwin is not being able to squeeze into the limited-overs team? It is because these two have done well. Just one bad game (in Mohali) can’t be enough to criticise them. We are not dealing with robots here,” he pointed out.advertisementWith the showpiece event round the corner, the former Sri Lanka World Cup-winner feels that the fans too have a role to play if India are to win the trophy in England in a couple of months.”The fans have to be patient. The Indian players have done well and you cannot put too much pressure on them. This is a sport and there will be winners and losers. It is important to keep the pressure off the players as they must be allowed to focus on the game and that will bring the desired results,” he signed off.Also Read | India can’t use dew factor as an excuse for Mohali ODI loss: Madan LalAlso Read | Dhoni half a captain of Indian team, Kohli visibly rough without him: Bishan BediAlso Read | Support pours in for Rishabh Pant after Mohali taunt over missed stumpingsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Muttiah MuralitharanFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow MS Dhonilast_img read more

Why You Should Visit Kingston (New York, Not Jamaica)

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Located a quick two-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City, Kingston is a charming Hudson River town that’s been on the come-up these last few years. Divided into three main sections — Uptown Stockade, Midtown and Downtown Waterfront (historically known as Rondout) — locals and NYC ex-pats alike have been flocking to the city for its charming architecture and gorgeous natural surroundings. It’s full of that indie, DIY spirit that we love. Every eatery, shop and bar is more unique than the last. We spent a weekend in Kingston hiking, eating and drinking, as well as staying at some of the loveliest inns in the area. These are the best places we visited, all helmed by some of the most interesting and friendly folks you’ll ever meet.PlayBluestone Wild ForestThis 3,000-acre forest features three scenic hiking trails that wind through hemlock forests, abandoned bluestone quarries and the picturesque Onteora Lake. The trails range from 1 to 2.5 miles and though they are marked along the way, the terrain is still rugged and slightly challenging. If hiking isn’t your thing, activities like paddling, fishing and biking are also available.Tuthilltown Distillery/FacebookTuthilltown DistilleryLocated a quick 35-minute drive from Kingston, Tuthilltown Distillery makes some of our favorite spirits. First, take a tour to see how all of their signature spirits are made. Next, make a stop at the distillery store to sample their entire range, and take home bottles of your favorites (we’re fans of Hudson Whiskey and the cassis liqueur). Finally, sit down for a meal at Tuthill House at the Mill, where you can sample their spirits in cocktails and indulge in dishes like house-made charcuterie and sea scallops with mushroom, artichokes and cauliflower puree. Make an advanced reservation to ensure they can accommodate you.ShopHamilton & AdamsHamilton & Adams recently opened its doors in spring 2017, and it’s now our go-to menswear shop when visiting the Hudson Valley. They have their own private label called the Kingston Collection, which features their tagline, “Stay Curious,” and other illustrations and anecdotes paying homage to the area. You’ll find clothing brands like Grayers and Alternative Apparel, and they carry handy accessories (think dopp kits and weekenders) from the likes of Owen & Fred. We spent an hour perusing the store’s selection of well-curated gifts and copper barware and left with some soaps from Duke Cannon and Hudson Naturals. With a combination of great brands and extremely friendly and attentive service, Hamilton & Adams is one of our new favorite menswear stores of the year.Max Schwartz/The ManualLovefield VintageOwned by husband-and-wife duo Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice, this well-curated vintage store is stocked things like old-school denim, handsome leather loafers and retro sunglasses. It’s easy to find something you love among their colorful mix, no digging required. They also sell a selection of candles, soaps and other home goods if you’re not in the mood to try on.Ester Wine & SpiritsThis Uptown Kingston wine and liquor store carries a small but mighty selection of organic and biodynamic wines, hard to find vintages, and craft spirits, many of them made locally. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or want to bring home a taste of the region, the knowledgeable staff at Ester Wine & Spirits will help you choose the perfect bottle. We walked out with a small bottle of Doc Herson’s Red Absinthe, a version of the wormwood spirit made with sweet hibiscus and organic grains from upstate New York. Join them for free tastings on Fridays and Saturday to find your new favorite.Cheese LouiseWe stopped into this fine food purveyor after a hike through Bluestone Wild Forest to check out their bounty of domestic and international cheeses, locally-made sausages, and house-infused olive oils. You’ll find everything from freshly baked bread to jams to organic coffee — there’s even a deli section with prepared foods and smoked fish. We left with Brooklyn-made We Rub You Gochujang and their homemade lemon and garlic olive oil that’s good on everything from salads to pastas.Eat and DrinkDuo BistroThis charming American bistro is one of our favorite places to eat in Uptown Kingston. The friendly staff will guide you through their new American menu, which often has a list of mouthwatering specials you should definitely try. When we dined there last, we started with delicately fried squash blossoms that were stuffed with cheese, an expertly-made caesar salad, and small portion of spaghetti carbonara with peas. Then it was on to the main event, a juicy local steak served with sauteed greens and a crispy onion ring. Duo Bistro’s knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect wine or cocktail to pair with your meal. Try to make a reservation as this restaurant is always bustling.Diego’s TaqueriaYou can’t visit Kingston without stopping in for a meal at Diego’s Taqueria. If you’re looking for the tacos you’ve eaten on the streets of Mexico, this isn’t the place. But if want to eat insanely delicious spins on the classic flavors, you’ll be in tortilla heaven. The restaurant is helmed by awesome husband-and-wife team Isaac and Elena Cruz; he mans the bar and front of the house while she runs the kitchen and develops all of the recipes. The homemade guacamole is a spiritual experience, as the flavor and texture is perfect in every way. Tacos stuffed with local meats like roasted pork al pastor and coffee and chili rubbed brisket are juicy and satisfying. There are great options for vegetarians too, like the 3 Sisters, made with squash, grilled corn, black beans, cilantro and crema. Isaac is a tequila enthusiast, so ask about his favorite bottle of the moment while you feast.Diego’s Taqueria/FacebookAnchorWhen we first arrived in Kingston late on a Friday night, most restaurants were handing checks to the last patrons — it’s not a late-night town. After asking around, we were told to visit Anchor for a burger. We walked in to the sounds of a live band playing in the back, ordered a whiskey, and sunk our teeth into a juicy burger made with local, humanely-raised beef. We suggest the Cowgirl, topped with chipotle barbecue sauce, cheddar and an onion ring, with a side of homemade tater tots. If you’re a vegetarian, there are plenty of options for you too, including mac and cheese, a homemade hummus plate, and even a black bean chickpea burger.Brunette Wine BarDesign nerds will bug out at this gorgeous wine bar near the Kingston waterfront, and wine enthusiasts will have trouble choosing from their ever-changing list of vino. You’re going to find funky, natural bottles along with more traditional styles, all described by the owner in the loveliest copy you’ve ever seen — tasting notes come in layman’s terms, and she’ll even tell you which song to pair with a glass. A menu of small plates can easily make a meal, especially if you order their trout roe “nachos” (roe, crème fraîche, kettle chips) or homemade turkey and pork liver pate. We’re currently obsessed with their Instagram, which provides us weekly design inspiration.Max Schwartz/The ManualRedstart CoffeeThis wonderful little coffee house is the place to go for a cup of joe and morning pastries if you’re staying near the Kingston waterfront. The friendly staff and welcoming environment is perfect if you want to sip and savor slowly, but you can also take your breakfast bounty to go. You can order everything from an expertly-made espresso to a piping hot mug of caramel apple cider to go along with eats like pastries baked with spinach and feta, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and hearty soups like turkey butternut squash chili.Stockade TavernStockade Tavern serves up the best drinks in town and is an absolute must if you’re a spirits nerd. Take a seat at the spacious bar and browse the sections of their ever-changing menu, which is divided into categories like Sparkling, Highballs, Aged Cocktails and Staff Picks. They even have it broken down by spirit, so you can go for the Netherlands (genever gin, Angostura Amaro, lime, orgeat) if you’re in the mood for gin or the Ultima (mezcal, Green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, lime) if a Mexican twist on the classic Last Word is more up your alley. They have a number of appetizing small plates if you need to soak up the booze.Rough Draft Bar & BooksOne of the coolest things you’ll see in Kingston is at the intersection of Crown and John Streets in the town’s Uptown neighborhood. Referred to as The Four Corners by locals, this intersection is the oldest in America—the buildings on all four corners were built pre-Revolutionary War. This brand new bar and bookstore is housed in one of these historic buildings, so you’re experiencing a piece of history every time you step inside. Founders Amanda and Anthony Stromoski sell a curated selection of books, along with beer, wine, Counter Culture coffee, DUB savory pies and local pastries. Follow them to learn about nightly events and the books they’re reading right now.Rough Draft Bar & Books/FacebookSleepRondout InnBC and Larry of the Rondout Inn are antique collectors and dealers, so every one of their boutique apartment suites is outfitted with unique details and a homey feel. Design buffs will appreciate pieces like Herman Miller chairs and Chinese cloisonné tables, and practical amenities like airy bathrooms, full kitchens and Netflix subscriptions available on every HD television. Vintage art adorns the walls, and the apartments are stacked with plenty of books, board games and playing cards in case you’re up for a lazy morning or early night. Conveniently located on Broadway near the Kingston waterfront, Rondout is close to enough shops, bars and restaurants to keep you occupied during your stay. If the inn happens to be booked, check out Boutique Inns of Kingston, a collective of accommodations owners in the area who are dedicated to watching their beloved city grow and thrive.The Forsyth B&BThis dreamy bed and breakfast features four unique rooms, each one named after a different explorer. When we arrived, owner Tamara Ehlin greeting us at the front door and showed us to the James room, inspired by 19th century traveler James Holman who inhabited every continent of the world, despite being blind. The gorgeous space is designed with two huge skylights, rustic but polished wooden floors and ceiling beams, and a California King bed. Not only does the room feature an en suite bathroom, the space is designed with a Moroccan tiled alcove cradling a soaking tub for two. After getting settled and freshening up for the evening, wander downstairs where Tamara has set out snacks and will offer to make you an evening cocktail from the parlor’s bar cart. When you arrive back to the Forsyth after an evening out, there will likely be freshly baked cookies awaiting for a midnight snack. Tamara serves a three-course breakfast at the large communal dining room table, so you can mingle with other guests as you fuel up for the day. Expect dishes like shakshuka served with creamy polenta and potato gratin, along with her sumptuous “breakfast desserts” like peach and plum tart. They just finished renovating the on-property Forsyth Barn this fall, which sleeps 16 and seats 50 for special events.A huge thank you to Jeep for lending us this 2017 Jeep Renegade, a compact SUV that made for the perfect adventure vehicle during our excursion to Kingston. The bold dual sunroofs have panels that can be retracted or removed completely, depending how much wind you like blowing through your hair. Heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer keeps your vision clear, even in blustery weather conditions. This is one of the most comfortable Jeeps yet, with super plush seating and plenty of storage space — like a height-adjustable rear cargo floor — along for the ride. The Renegade is available with either a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine or a 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir 2 engine, both of which offer outstanding responsive power for a refined driving experience. Jeep loyalists and brand newbies alike will love the Renegade, designed for the adventure-seeker in all of us. The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United Stateslast_img read more

Engie’s LNG Heading to Beijing this Winter

first_imgzoom French energy distribution company Engie (formerly GDF Suez) and Beijing Enterprise Group (BEG) have used the recent official visit of China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang to France to sign an agreement for two shipments of liquefied natural gas to Beijing City.Engie will provide BEG with two LNG carriers to meet Beijing City’s natural gas needs in winter.The first delivery will be in November 2015, and the second in January 2016.Engie and BEG are also willing to co-invest and co-operate on energy projects in China, as well as identify and jointly develop natural gas liquefaction projects in third party countries.The latest LNG supply contract and the agreement to expand co-operation is the consolidation of the two companies’ bilateral cooperation agreements signed in 2014 and 2015.last_img read more

Successor to longtime Kazakh ruler sworn in as new president

first_imgNur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for “voting irregularities”. The career diplomat became only the country’s second elected president, succeeding 78-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stepped down in March after ruling since Soviet times. During the inauguration in the capital Nur-Sultan, Tokayev, 66, pledged that “different opinions, united nation” would be a slogan of his presidency. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’He was shown kissing the state flag in a ceremony broadcast on state television that was watched over by Nazarbayev and marked in ceremonial pomp by the national anthem and artillery salutes. Speaking in both Kazakh and Russian during the ceremony, Tokayev said that the results of Sunday’s polls which he won with over 70 per cent of the vote showed that the people had “supported the strategy of Elbasy”, which translates from Kazakh as ‘Leader of the Nation’ and refers to Nazarbayev’s constitutionally designated status. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaNazarbayev’s announcement that he was stepping down and naming Tokayev interim leader shocked Kazakhs who had lived under his rule for almost 30 years. But the strongman, who turned the country of 18 million people into an energy powerhouse while governing with little tolerance for opposition, is still expected to call the shots from behind the scenes. Along with his role as ‘Leader of the Nation’, which affords him unique policymaking privileges, he is the lifelong chairman of the country’s powerful security council and the leader of the ruling party that nominated Tokayev for the vote. The interior ministry said that 500 citizens were arrested in protests called by Nazarbayev’s foreign-based nemesis Mukhtar Ablyazov on Sunday, and a further 200 on Monday. Some protesters on Sunday told AFP they did not identify with Ablyazov’s banned Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DCK) movement but would continue to protest against a vote they view as illegitimate. Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE) said Monday the election had been characterised by “a lack of regard for fundamental rights, including detentions of peaceful protesters, and widespread voting irregularities on election day.” Hundreds took to the streets on Monday in a protest unrelated to those called by Ablyazov, after a popular Kazakh poet was detained for calling an unsanctioned rally calling for the election results to be cancelled. Rinat Zaitov, who has a strong following on social media, was later released, but scores of protesters continued to roam the streets of the country’s largest city Almaty late into the night. Large police military vehicles later surrounded the protesters as elite police forces made arrests. Tokayev has pledged to create a “dialogue with society” as president but there are doubts over what he can achieve as a long-serving insider in a regime strongly resistant to political reforms. On Wednesday he pledged to create a “national council of public trust” to increase public participation in policy making. He also pledged to “seriously refresh social policies” in comments that appear designed to head off the protest mood.last_img read more

Ritu Phogat trains in Singapore for ONE Championship debut

first_imgSingapore: Former India wrestler Ritu Phogat has been training hard at Singapore mixed martial art academy ahead of her debut in the ONE Championship, to be broadcasted in more than 140 countries. Ritu, who comes from a family of decorated wrestlers with sisters Geeta, Babita, Sangeeta and cousin Vinesh all renowned professional grapplers, had earlier this year decided to change the course of her career and go the Mixed Martial Arts way. The 24-year-old, who has achieved several top honours in wrestling for India, signed up with Singapore-based MMA organisation Evolve in February this year and is now looking forward to win the ONE Championship. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev “I hope to win the ONE Championship,” Ritu told PTI on Saturday. “The training at Evolve MMA is strengthening me in martial art disciplines and boosting my confidence,” she added. Ritu, who trains twice a day in all different martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing, said she was working on improving her strength, agility and speed . “Strength and conditioning supplements my workout routine to improve my strength, conditioning, agility, and speed,” she said. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships EVOLVE MMA is the Singapore-based brand martial art academy with the largest collection of World Champions across sports such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling and No-Gi Grappling. “Ritu Phogat will be competing in the 52kg Atomweight division when she debuts in the Championship,” said Jason Petlueng, director of marketing at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) which has over 700 trainees in various phases. “EVOLVE MMA aims to help develop Ritu Phogat skill set, to further enable her to realise her dream of becoming India’s first MMA World Champion,” he added. Petlueng said Ritu Phogat’s championship win would put India on the world map in this sporting discipline. “It will show that Indians can compete on the global stage of mixed martial arts with the rest of the world,” Petlueng, who is scouting for more Indian wrestlers to join the academy, said. Teco Shinzato, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and EVOLVE MMA Instructor, added: “Ritu is a world-class wrestler and is learning all the other martial arts disciplines very quickly. “Learning from EVOLVE MMA’s Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing World Champions, Ritu is adding to her skill set and developing well as an all-around martial artist. “Everyone at EVOLVE MMA believes she has what it takes to become India’s first ever mixed martial arts World Champion,” said Shinzato. Besides Ritu, Roshan Mainam, the four times Delhi State Wrestling Champion, has also joined EVOLVE Fight Team in February this year. The 23-year old Mainam, who has been wrestling since the age of 9, comes from Guru Hanuman Akhara, India’s oldest and most prestigious wrestling camp. Petlueng believes more and more Indian wrestlers have the potential of taking up mixed martial art and participate in global competition. His long-term plans are to set up an Evolve MMA academy in each global city including Indian metros.last_img read more

Igloolik man dies while in RCMP custody

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Nunavut, another death has occurred in a jail cell under RCMP supervision.This time, the death happened in Igloolik.An investigation into what happened to the 26 year-old man is unfolding now.APTN National News reporter Malaya Qaunriq-Chapman has this story.last_img

Banks raise prime rate to 37 per cent following Bank of Canada

first_imgTORONTO – All of Canada’s Big Six banks say they will raise their prime lending rate after the Bank of Canada increased its overnight lending rate to financial institutions.Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, BMO, and Scotiabank, CIBC and National Bank all say they will increase their prime rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.70 per cent, effective Thursday.The rates had previously been set at 3.45 per cent.The increase will raise the cost of borrowing for customers with loans linked to the prime rate such as variable rate mortgages and lines of credit.The Bank of Canada raised its target for the overnight rate a quarter-point to 1.5 per cent Wednesday.It was the central bank’s fourth rate increase in the last 12 months.Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)(TSX:TD)(TSX:BNS)(TSX:BMO)(TSX:CM)(TSX:NA)last_img read more

Fender adds Bono and The Edge to its board of director to

Fender adds Bono and The Edge to its board of director to amp up rock ‘n’ roll credibility AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Its guitars were played by rock legends from Jimi Hendrix to Bruce Springsteen. Now, Fender’s board of directors is looking like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, too.The guitar maker says it is adding Bono and The Edge of rock band U2 to its board.The company says the two will add to the board because of their longtime experience in music and entertainment. The move also adds to the brand’s rock credibility.Fender, majority owned by investment firm TPG Growth, was formed in 1946. It is known for its iconic guitars, including the Stratocaster and Telecaster.More musicians are being brought into the corporate world to bolster brands. Apple acquired Beats Electronics partly to add the cachet of hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre. by The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2014 11:43 am MDT read more

The World Chess Championship Comes To New York City

6Levon Aronian2786 PLAYERELO RATING 1Magnus Carlsen2853 Source: 2700chess.com 3Vladimir Kramnik2811 7Viswanathan Anand2779 5Wesley So2794 10Pentala Harikrishna2770 4Maxime Vachier-Lagrave2807 One chess grandmaster represents the most democratic country in the world. The other supports, and is supported by, Vladimir Putin. Last night, inside the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan — that urban palace and President-elect Donald Trump’s captured rook — the two prepared to do battle.The World Chess Championship has come to New York City. The tournament captured this city’s imagination once before, in 1972, when its favorite Brooklyn son, Bobby Fischer, clashed with the Soviets in Reykjavik. But this year New Yorkers can only watch, as the Norwegian defending champion Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin vie for the game’s highest title. They’re both kids: Carlsen is 25 and Karjakin is 26, yet they’ve lived half their lives as grandmasters. The match is being billed as the youngest championship ever.Here in New York, the faces of chess are diverse, from the outdoor hustlers lining park tables in Washington Square or Union Square to the excellent middle school chess program of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn. But last night, at the pre-tournament Black & White Gala at The Plaza, the guests were nearly all white. Under potted palm trees and crystal chandeliers, the steak was carved and the champagne and martinis flowed, and the scene recalled a VIP cocktail hour in a Vegas penthouse suite before a heavyweight prizefight. (At least the ones I’ve seen in the movies.) 2Fabiano Caruana2823 9Sergey Karjakin2772 8Hikaru Nakamura2779 As both baby-faced competitors faced the camera flashes and microphones, Carlsen looked calm. He has reached the championship before, after all. Karjakin looked a bit lost — nervous, maybe — his voice barely audible above the reporters’ din. And indeed, despite Karjakin’s slightly earlier prodigious bloom, the consensus heavy favorite is Carlsen. He’s rated No. 1 in the world, while Karjakin is No. 9.The best-of-12 match could stretch past Thanksgiving. Game 1 begins Friday afternoon, in downtown Manhattan. My own Elo-based simulations1I simulated 10,000 matches using the players’ current Elo ratings, and assumed that they draw half of their games, which is historically what grandmasters tend to do. The methodology is similar to what I used to simulate the 2014 world chess championships. give Carlsen an 88 percent chance of defending his title. Bookmakers put his chances somewhere between 80 and 85 percent. I’ll be reporting from the match, here and on Twitter. read more

Borko Ristovski to Gummersbach

← Previous Story Metalurg with 7.000 fans waiting for HSV Next Story → Julius Emrich to Kadetten Schaffhausen! Borko RistovskiMacedonian handballVfL GummersbachVfl Gummersbach handball According to some speculations, Borko Ristovski is to make a transfer to VfL Gummersbach. Vardar Skopje is to receive 120,000 Euros from the transfer, and Ristovski is supposed to sign a contract until 2014, which would this the most expensive transfer in Macedonian handball. Until now, the most expensive transfer is Kiril Lazarov to Zagreb for 80,000 euros. Apparently there had been on-going negotiations for quite some time now, and it was on Monday that the clubs finally agreed for the transfer. Ristovski got in the spotlight with his marvellous plays for the Macedonian national team at the European Championship in Serbia, and now with his team is awaiting for the Olympic Qualifications Tournament. read more

Alexandros Vasilakis signs for HBW Balingen

alexandros vasilakisgallier von der albHBW Balingen With immediate effect, is Alexandros Vasilakis HBW Balingen player for this upcoming season. This was announced after the game against GWD Minden, and the left handed player will be wearing the “Gallier von der Alb” shirt. He is well known in the Bundesliga, playing for previously for MT Melsungen before moving to France last season. Now he has signed a one year deal with the club. ← Previous Story Bielecki i Jurecki extended, Bertus Servaas: Looks like good day for me Next Story → Season-ending injury for Jan Stehlik read more

EURO 2014 Slovakia reach Main Round – Serbia is out

← Previous Story WCh 2013 TOP scorer Susann Muller to miss rest of EURO 2014 Next Story → LNH (Round 13): PSG with an easy victory over Selestat After Croatia, another Balkan nation is out of the competition at Women’s EHF EURO 2014. World’s vice-champions from Serbia, stars like Andrea Lekic, Dragana Cvijić and Sanja Damnjanović, will join Andrea Penezic and Maja Sokac on the sofa, while their team shocked handball nation by defeat against Slovakia 21:23 (11:6). Slovakia will play in the Main Round after fantastic turnover from -7 (11:4, 13:7) in the second half. STATISTICSFour points in the bag took France by beating Montenegro 24:20 (12:12) in the first match of the Day in Osijek. STATISTICSSTANDINGS:France 6Montenegro 4Slovakia 2Serbia 0In the Group C, Sweden beat Germany 39:32 STATISTICS, while Croatia celebrated the first victory against Dutch girls 31:27. STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Sweden 5The Netherlands 3Germany 2Croatia 2 EHF EURO 2014euro 2014serbiaSlovakia read more

New Rosauers may not be Clark County’s last

first_imgRosauers Supermarkets is excited by its newly revealed Ridgefield store, and its success could mean more of its stores in the region.President and CEO Jeff Philipps told The Columbian that the upcoming store is a blend of old and new strategies: It will open in a close-knit community while being within driving distance of a major urban center.The new location, however, is the company’s first in Clark County and its first foray west of the Cascade Range. If it goes well, he said he could see more of them here.“I think this will be our first store on the west side that we’ve built, and we’ll see (if it succeeds),” he said. If so, “that could lead to more investment on the west side.”The Port of Ridgefield announced a purchase-and-sale agreement with Discovery Ridge LLC on Wednesday, exchanging $1.2 million for about 9 acres at the southeast corner of 45th Avenue and Pioneer Street.Contractors FDM Development expect to break ground on a shopping center, anchored by a 53,000-square-foot Rosauers, this summer. It could open by Spring 2019.Rosauers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spokane-based URM Stores, has added a new store about every three years, Philipps said. He said the company picks its locations carefully.last_img read more

Holiday closures

first_img• MAIL: Closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. No home delivery except Express Mail.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections, in Vancouver and most of Clark County, is operating on its regular schedule. In Camas, normal Monday collections will be made Tuesday with Tuesday’s regular collections.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: Clark College closed. Washington State University Vancouver has no classes, but offices are open.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Offices closed. Washington Legislature in session.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet follow regular schedule.• DRIVER’S LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. markets closed.• BANKS: Most closed; check your bank for details. Some in-store branches may be open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.• THE COLUMBIAN: Open regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Circulation lines, 360-694-2312, open 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo plans reality show of himself

first_imgIn 2015, there was a Cristiano Ronaldo’s film which gave an insight into his sporting and personal life, it is 2018 and the Portugues international star is set to start up his own reality show and it will be about himself, only that this time, it will be on social media.The reality show will follow Ronaldo on and off the pitch and shall be partly produced by Tom Brady’s Religion of Sports media company who had before now, created a series on the NFL star named Tom vs Time for Facebook Watch, according to Variety via FourFourTwo.Ronaldo who has 122m followers on his official Facebook page seeks to sell the concept of a 13-part series with Facebook reportedly keen to secure it.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The series has been reported to have a value of around $10m (£8.8m) and this means Ronaldo will be adequately paid no matter who it’s sold to. However, that isn’t the only one the five-time Ballon d’Or winne wants to have.Ronaldo will launch a superhero series named Striker Force 7 and a drama following a girls’ high school soccer team in upstate New York very soon.last_img read more

Emre Can undergoes successful surgery

first_imgJuventus have announced that Emre Can underwent successful surgery on a thyroid problemThe 24-year-old midfielder joined the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer from Liverpool and has since made 10 appearances in all competitions with three of those being starts.But Emre has been sidelined for Juventus’ last three games after detecting a thyroid nodule.Following further tests on the injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Emre will have to undergo surgery on the injury.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Now Juventus have confirmed that the operation in Frankfurt was a success, but refused to give a timeframe for a possible comeback for Emre.“The operation was carried out today in Frankfurt by Prof. Vorlaender, in the presence of Dr. Claudio Rigo and was a complete success,” read a statement on the club website.“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days.last_img read more

San Diego Police searching for missing 13yearold girl missing since November 30

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, San Diego Police searching for missing 13-year-old girl missing since November 30 Posted: December 5, 2018 December 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Police need help searching for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since November, 30th 2018.13-year-old Kymilah Wolford is 5’4″, with short black hair and brown eyes. She weighs around 170 pounds.Kymilah was last inside her residence in the Emerald Hills area of Southeastern San Diego. She was wearing black leggings and a gray hoodie.If you have any information, please forward it to the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000. The reference number is 18606220. Updated: 3:08 PM FacebookTwitterlast_img read more