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first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? In a post on Facebook, Hancock thought he already saw his life pass him by.“Well, I died tonight in the cage,” he wrote, as reported by Bleacher Report. “I’m OK. Thanks everyone. I’ll reply when I can. My heart stopped, and I had kidney failure. They did CPR and hit me with the EKG twice and brought me back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHancock shared he’s still unsure of what happened, but he said it could be due to his drastic efforts to cut weight prior to the fight.That alone made Hancock decide to walk away from the sport for good, noting that the match against Ontiveros would be his last inside the cage. Photo taken from CJ Hancock’s Instagram accountMMA fighter CJ Hancock survived the fight of his life even during his fight with Charlie Ontiveros in the Legacy Fighting Alliance Saturday (Manila time).Hancock reportedly collapsed during the second round of the match.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 “Doc says I shouldn’t fight again,” he said. “I’m broken, but I still plan on competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and BJJ superfights when I get better.”Though extreme weight cutting is not advisable because of the obvious dangers it brings, there’s still some fighters, who still practice such measures.In a separate report by MMA Fight, Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris suffered a heart attack and kidney failure in his bout against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in February last year.The same was the case with muay thai boxer Jordon Coe, who died from suspected heatstroke after trying to cut weight just last March.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny GSP wins middleweight title in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgBibi Shaheada Thakur’s $20 million lumber yard at Lot 40 Alliance, Canal # 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara was on Saturday evening set ablaze, allegedly by her ex-husband Ramesh Thakur; and all that remains now are ashes.The 39-year-old separated from the suspect about a year ago, and a matter concerning division of property has been filed in the High Court.The victim has said she was at home on Saturday when, at about 22:00h, she heard a knock on the window; and as she looked outside, she saw the suspect using a knife to destroy her car, PXX 509.Soon after that incident, he jumped into his Canter and allegedly drove to the lumber yard and set it on fire.The victim summoned the Guyana Fire Service upon realising that the business was engulfed in flames, but by the time they arrived on scene, sections of the lumber yard had already been destroyed.The suspect was arrested, and is expected to be charged shortly.last_img read more

first_imgA Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) businesswoman and her daughter were severely beaten by gunmen who invaded their property on Tuesday.Based on reports received, Indranie Sugrim called “Molly” was at home at about 14:30h when a man approached her pretending to be a customer who wanted to purchase a bag of coal.One of the ransacked bedroomsThe man reportedly gave the woman a $5000 bill and as she entered her house to make change, she was attacked.“As soon as I turn me back, he just grabbed me…if you see how nice he dress…he seh is a robbery! Is a robbery! And then he start to lick me down and he tie me up and then he seh who more in the house” the distraught woman told Guyana Times.This publication understands that after learning that Sugrim’s daughter was also at home, the perpetrator entered the bedroom where the woman was asleep at the time.“By that time, I see two other men come out of the bedroom with my daughter, one of them knock she and pull she up and one of them tie she up” the woman stated.Sugrim explained that the perpetrators then proceeded to ransack the house for valuables. However, after being unable to find any, one of the bandits once again attacked her.“He cuff me up and he said where is the money? Where is the money? So I seh look, I got the money here and he seh get up and I seh how I could get up and I tie up. He pull me up and dragged me to get the money.”According to the traumatised woman, she was robbed of a large quantity of cash along with a quantity of jewellery.“They take me diamond ring, a chain, a band. They just rip off everything, rip off my daughter one too…I don’t want the amount of money to go in the papers…but they took the jewellery and whatever they find and I had to lose the cash.”However, after collecting the cash and jewellery, the gunmen were not satisfied and began asking for electronics.“He ask me for the other DVR that he said I have and after I tell her that I don’t have another one, he put a pillow to my daughter head and he tell me okay you ain’t got no more but you gon find it just now.”The family was, however, saved when one of the gunmen received a telephone call on his mobile.“The one that was outside in a white car call and tell them that a van drive in the yard, because I does do business with the people so before they leave, one tell another one to kick me. Anyhow, he had to drop some other things to carry the bag with the DVR…they jump in the car and went away.”Sugrim told this publication that she has been receiving medical treatment since the incident. The woman, however, admitted that she did not report the matter to the police since she is afraid that the men might return.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Pogba has been told to return to Turin and report for training, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri revealed.After a summer holiday spent basking in America’s sun it was thought the midfielder would move straight to Man United whom he is said to be on the verge of joining in a £100m deal.But no. Instead, Pogba will meet up with his club mates at Juve’s training ground in Vinovo, Italy on Monday under orders from his boss.“There’s no point in discussing replacements for Pogba because right now he’s a Juventus player,” Allegri said.It’s news Man United manager will not welcome given he wants his squad in place for the first game of the Premier League season against Bournemouth on Sunday 14 August (live on talkSPORT at 13:30)10 FOOTBALLERS WHO MADE THEIR CLUBS HUGE PROFITS Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri said Paul Pogba “will be in Vinovo for training on Monday” 1last_img read more

first_imgPaddy gets the nod.Letterkenny Boxing Club’s Paddy McShane picked up his second Irish title of the season on Friday night.Paddy won the junior cadet championship title at 36kgs.He boxed a very skillful bout against Portlaoise Boxing Club’s Odhran McInerney with all judging giving him all 3 rounds, he won fight unanimous decision 3-0. He overcame Johnny Joyce, Olympic Mullingar in his semi final, also taking the win clearly.He is pictured with Peter O’Donnell, President of the Donegal Boxing Board.Paddy with Peter O’Donnell, President of the Donegal Boxing Board.BOXING: DONEGAL STAR PADDY WINS SECOND NATIONAL TITLE was last modified: June 19th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:boxing titledonegalPaddy McShanepeter o’donnelllast_img read more

first_img 3 Guardiola could be in trouble for his pre-Manchester derby comments about ref Anthony Taylor despite talking positively Manchester City moved 12 points ahead of their neighbours But FA rules prohibit managers from speaking about officials before games and has sought an explanation from the Spaniard over the matter.Guardiola has until 6pm on Thursday to respond and, if charged and found guilty, is likely to receive a warning and/or a financial punishment.Taylor is from the Manchester suburb of Wythenshawe, which was an issue for some City fans due to the area’s proximity to Old Trafford.However, he is a declared Altrincham fan and the Premier League had no issues appointing him for the clash between City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.Guardiola spoke about Taylor when he was asked a direct question about the official during his pre-match press conference on Sunday.“He is going to try to do the best job, like we try as managers and football players,” Guardiola said.“Hopefully they can make good decisions for both sides and (it will) be a good game – all parts of Europe are going to watch us. The referee doesn’t want to make a mistake (because) he knows people all around the world are going to watch him.“But if he is a fan of United or City? Anybody can be a fan of whoever he wants. No problem.” 3 Pep Guardiola is facing potential disciplinary action from the Football Association for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby.The Manchester City manager spoke positively about Taylor in the build-up to the match against rivals United. Taylor did not make any controversial decisions as City won the match at the Etihad 3-1.City, the champions and league leaders, opened up a 12-point lead over their neighbours with the comfortable victory.last_img read more

first_imgThis morning saw the launch of the new 2018 Donegal Tourism brochure which features everything you need to know about Donegal all in one glossy publication.Councillors and guests at the County House in Lifford were greeted by two Star Wars Stormtroopers in full regalia who were on hand to help celebrate this brochure launch in an ‘orderly manner befitting such an esteemed publication’.Speaking at the launch Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Chairman of Donegal Tourism Seamus Neely said that this brochure gives a flavour of the fantastic facilities and attractions that we have in the county and it brings to life a strong visual image of Donegal for the potential visitor. He said “this is the second edition of this brochure and it beautifully captures many images that display the diversity and majesty of Donegal.  It sets out an array of activities, places of interest and services that are available to potential visitors”. He added that the new brochure has been increased by an additional four pages bringing it to sixty pages and the circulation of this brochure is now in excess of 20,000 per year, throughout Ireland, UK, USA, France, Germany and indeed the USA.Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council and Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle with special guests Star Wars Stormtroopers along with elected members, staff and representatives from the tourism trade. The brochure uses over forty different themes and headings from popular activities, such as surfing, golf, and Angling; to unique Donegal amenities and resources, such as local produce, Islands and the Gaeltacht and festivals to allow the reader to easily plan their visit.New elements have been added including an extended list of walks in the county, including eighty official walk options, an updated cycling route including the Eurovelo 1, and extended activities – both land and water based, with a focus on the Northern Lights and screen tourism, following on from the success of the latest Star Wars offering that was filmed in part in Malin Head. Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle welcomed the launch of the brochure saying “it gives me great pleasure to see the investment and commitment Donegal Tourism continues to provide to our county in terms of marketing Donegal on a national and international basis. I truly believe that Donegal is a world class holiday destination for the intrepid visitor and is also a great place to live and do business in”.He added “this brochure provides a window in to our beautiful county and has reached out across the world to our Diaspora and tourists alike to come visit and experience a welcome that is second to none. The layout and images are stunning and have received much praise from near and far, not least from other counties hoping to emulate the approach adopted by Donegal Tourism in this brochure”.Star Wars Stormtroopers with the Donegal Tourism team following the launch of the new Donegal Tourism Brochure on Monday morning in the County House Lifford. Back row l to r: Liam Ward, Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Shane Smyth, Barney McLaughlin, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle and front row l to r: Caroline Britton, Sarah Meehan and Eibhlinn McGuinness.The brochure also offers the visitor six recommended touring routes for different regions of the county in addition to the Wild Atlantic Way route which has seen huge interest in the county.Head of Tourism with Donegal County Council Barney Mc Laughlin acknowledged the support received from providers in producing this new brochure saying “we are delighted to be able to source many new images for the brochure to showcase Donegal, providers have been so helpful in providing images free of charge and we want to extend a huge thank you to them”.To find out more about the brochure or to download a copy visit www.govisitdonegal.com .  All-new travel brochure to have tourists trooping to Donegal was last modified: January 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:brochuredonegal tourismStar Warslast_img read more

first_imgThe consequences of living bigAs middle-class houses have grown ever larger, two things have happened.First, large houses do take time to maintain. An army of cleaners and other service workers, many of them working for minimal wages, are required to keep the upscale houses in order. In some ways, we have returned to the era of even middle-class households employing low-wage servants, except that today’s servants no longer live with their employers, but are deployed by firms that provide little in the way of wages or benefits.Second, once-public spaces such as municipal pools or recreational centers, where people from diverse backgrounds used to randomly come together, have increasingly become privatized, allowing access only to carefully circumscribed groups. Even spaces that seem public are often exclusively for the use of limited populations. For example, gated communities sometimes use taxpayer funds — money that by definition should fund projects open to the public — to build amenities such as roads, parks or playgrounds that may only be used by residents of the gated community or their guests.Limiting access to amenities has had other consequences as well. An increase in private facilities for the well-off has gone hand-in-hand with a reduction of public facilities available to all, with a reduced quality of life for many.Take swimming pools. Whereas in 1950, only 2,500 U.S. families owned in-ground pools, by 1999 this number had risen to 4 million. At the same time, public municipal pools were often no longer maintained and many were shuttered, leaving low-income people nowhere to swim.Mobility opportunities have been affected, too. For example, 65% of communities built in the 1960s or earlier had public transportation; by 2005, with an increase in multi-car families, this was only 32.5%. A reduction in public transit decreases opportunities for those who do not drive, such as youth, the elderly, or people who cannot afford a car. The better housing crazeThe average single-family home built in the United States in the 1960s or before was less than 1,500 square feet in size. By 2016, the median size of a new, single-family home sold in the United States was 2,422 square feet, almost twice as large. Single-family homes built in the 1980s had a median of six rooms. By 2000, the median number of rooms was seven. What’s more, homes built in the 2000s were more likely than earlier models to have more of all types of spaces: bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, family rooms, dining rooms, dens, recreation rooms, utility rooms and, as the number of cars per family increased, garages.Today, homebuilding companies promote these expanding spaces — large yards, spaces for entertainment, private swimming pools, or even home theaters — as needed for recreation and social events. Ten Ways to Improve a New HomeA Better Way to Encourage Efficient New HomesWhat’s the Definition of ‘Green Building’?Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier Each home a castle?Living better is not only defined as having more space, but also as having more and newer products. Since at least the 1920s, when the “servant crisis” forced the mistress of the house to take on tasks servants had once performed, marketing efforts have suggested that increasing the range of products and amenities in our home will make housework easier and family life more pleasant. The scale of such products has only increased over time.In the 1920s, advertising suggested that middle-class women who had once had servants to do their more odious housework could now, with the right cleaners, be able to easily do the job themselves.By the 1950s, advertisements touted coordinated kitchens as allowing women to save time on their housework, so they could spend more time with their families. More recently, advertisers have presented the house itself as a product that will improve the family’s social standing while providing ample space for family activities and togetherness for the parent couple, all the while remaining easy to maintain. The implication has been that even if our houses get larger, we won’t need to spend more effort running them.In my research, I note that the housework shown — cooking, doing laundry, helping children with their homework — is presented as an opportunity for social engagement or family bonding.Advertisements never mentioned that more bathrooms also mean more toilets to scrub, or that having a large yard with a pool for the kids and their friends means hours of upkeep. RELATED ARTICLES The United States is facing a housing crisis: Affordable housing is inadequate, while luxury homes abound. Homelessness remains a persistent problem in many areas of the country.Despite this, popular culture has often focused on housing as an opportunity for upward mobility: the American Dream wrapped within four walls and a roof. The housing industry has contributed to this belief as it has promoted ideals of “living better.” Happiness is marketed as living with both more space and more amenities.As an architect and scholar who examines how we shape buildings and how they shape us, I’ve examined the trend toward “more is better” in housing. Opulent housing is promoted as a reward for hard work and diligence, turning housing from a basic necessity into an aspirational product.Yet what are the ethical consequences of such aspirational dreams? Is there a point where “more is better” creates an ethical dilemma? Redefining the paradigm“Living better” through purchasing bigger housing with more lavish amenities thus poses several ethical questions.In living in the United States, how willing should we be to accept a system in which relatively opulent lifestyles are achievable to the middle class only through low-wage labor by others? And how willing should we be to accept a system in which an increase in amenities purchased by the affluent foreshadows a reduction in those amenities for the financially less endowed?Ethically, I believe that the American Dream should not be allowed to devolve into a zero-sum game, in which one person’s gain comes at others’ loss. A solution could lie in redefining the ideal of “living better.” Instead of limiting access to space through its privatization, we could think of publicly accessible spaces and amenities as providing new freedoms though opportunities for engaging with people who are different from us and who might thus stretch our thinking about the world.Redefining the American Dream in this way would open us to new and serendipitous experiences, as we break through the walls that surround us. Alexandra Staub is an associate professor of architecture, affiliate faculty, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

first_imgAdd an ImageThe reason this method of adding image overlays is so fast is that you add the overlay during the export. Once I have a video sequence ready to go, I’ll select File > Export > Media. This will open up the Export Settings dialog box. To the right, I have a number of tabs just below the main Export Settings section. I’ll select Effects and then check the Image Overlay checkbox. Now I’ll click on the Applied dropdown menu and choose an image.Adjust the SettingsThis first image will be used as a logo bug. I want it to be in the lower left of the screen. First, under Position, I’ll select Bottom Left. Next, I’ll scale the image to the desired size. I can further fine-tune the image via the Offset X, Y controls. Since this is a logo bug, I want it to be nice and blended into the background. To achieve this, I can bring the Opacity down below 50.Save an Export PresetIf I really want to save some time, I can create an export preset that will automatically add the overlays. To do this, I’ll need to click the Save Preset button just to the right of the Presets drop-down menu. When the Choose a Name dialog box comes up, I will click the Save Effects Settings checkbox. Whatever Image Overlay settings I have set up will automatically apply to future exports using this preset.Create Custom Overlays in PhotoshopIf I don’t want to adjust the position of my logo every time for every single export, I can create a custom overlay in Photoshop. To do this, I’ll simply create a new 1920×1080 Photoshop document and place the logo exactly where I want it at the appropriate size. When saving my image, it’s important that I select a transparency-friendly file format, such as PNG.So what are you waiting for? It’s time to automate your workflow with custom image overlays and export presets.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Start With Yes” by Delicate Beats“Cream Vapour” by Delicate Beats“Shine Forever” by Cymatix“Empty Streets” by Magnetize Music“French Jazz Fever” by Studio Le BusLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Introducing Premiere’s New Lumetri CurvesHow to Create an Animated Circle Burst in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Which Frame Rate Should You Be Using?The Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera Mount Speed up your edit with custom image overlays and export presets.Whether it’s a logo bug, a watermark, or a custom border, it’s quite common to use image overlays on a video project. If you’re exporting a lot of videos, however, adding images to each video can be tedious and time-consuming. In Adobe Premiere Pro, there’s a simple way to add image overlays that will take no time at all.Let’s say that I’m creating videos for a weather channel. Each week, I need to publish a number of short video clips to a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. It’s important that I maintain the branding across these platforms via logo bugs for each video. However, with the variety of formats and aspect ratios, adding image overlays can take up a huge chunk of time.Let’s have a closer look at how to automate this process.last_img read more

first_imgHimachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat has accepted the resignation of Anil Sharma as Power Minister, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said on Saturday.The Governor accepted Mr. Sharma’s resignation on the recommendation of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, he added. The Chief Minister will take care of Mr. Sharma’s portfolio of Multi-Purpose Projects and Power, Nonconventional Energy Sources, the spokesperson said. Mr. Sharma resigned from the BJP government on Friday, days after the Congress fielded his son Aashray as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency. After resignation from the State Cabinet, Mr. Sharma said, “I will not resign as an MLA and from the party. I will remain a BJP MLA.” Meanwhile, party’s State president Satpal Singh Satti has asked him to resign as an MLA and from the BJP as well. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Mr. Satti said that Mr. Sharma had crossed all the limits of “indiscipline” by issuing statements against party candidate Ram Swaroop Sharma. “Anil Sharma has no right to remain in the BJP and he should resign from its membership on moral grounds,” he added.last_img read more