Ishige proves she’s more than a pretty face as she makes a name in MMA

first_imgHer picturesque appearance doesn’t help her cause either, but with two stoppages under her belt Ishige knows she can break the stereotypical appearance of a fighter.“I always say martial art is my passion and when someone loves to do something, they give every thing to do it,” said Ishige. “Martial arts is my passion, I really give it all.”“It isn’t just me, there’s Angela Lee and Ann Osman they showed the world that girls can’t just do ballet or tennis, we can fight, and our abilities are the same as men’s.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Rika Ishige. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMACAU—Rika Ishige walked to the ONE Championship panel at The Venetian Thursday decked in a black Chinese sundress with a white feather boa draped around her neck—a stunning figure in the middle of a crowded hall.Her voice sounded of childish excitement, a stark contrast from what she’s about to do on Saturday at Cotai Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Ishige is on her third fight in ONE Championship, this time against Filipina debutante Jomary Torres in the Kings & Conquerors card.An event of such magnitude, especially in Asia, is set to catapult Ishige into greater heights—from an anonymous pretty face from Thailand to being the country’s “face” in female MMA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s an honor because last year nobody knew me,” said Ishige as she giggled from her realization. “But this year everybody knows me, I want to make not only the Thai women proud, I want to make Thailand proud and inspire everyone.”Standing a hair above five feet and weighing 48 kilograms, Ishige doesn’t look like someone who fights for a living. Gonzales happy with Batangas’ q’finals feat despite exit Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBBC mentioned last week that Ebola response is lethally inadequate. A surge in the Ebola epidemic is expected in the months ahead. In the words of Seema Yasmin, a Professor of Public Health, University of Texas, USA, Ebola Virus Disease is worst than all other outbreak combined. Ebola is grave and is considered an increasing threat to humanity.Messengers of Peace (MOP) –Liberia recognizes the concerns among Public Health Community that given the inadequacy of our health care system, particularly clinical care, inadequate health care workers and lack of confidence in the health system, Liberia does not stand a fighting chance.  We also recognize that there are simply not enough resources to contain this disease. The Ebola epidemic, according to Dr. William Schaeffer, of CDC, is overwhelming and would require a rethinking of our current strategy.As young people we need to recognize that this is a serious threat to our social and economic development and one that calls for a comprehensive plan before it is too late.We need all hands on deck and we need to review interventions that are working against those that are not. Fencing people behind barbed wire and roadblocks at this phase of the epidemic is not working. The outbreak of the EVD will not end until there is peace and calm in the country. We should at this point avoid the use of heavy weapons and enforced quarantines to control the spread of Ebola in Liberia.Given the exponential growth of EVD in Liberia, we need leadership and calm to urgently address the situation.  Government must commit to improved health care facilities across the country and reopen schools to ensure continuous education of the populace. Payment of salaries for health workers and should teachers should be addressedThe continuous education of the population to recognize Ebola and take action is still very critical. There is an urgent need for geographical mapping of our country for adequate contact tracing, reporting and early diagnosis and treatment.Community groups should be compensated for their involvement, according to Dr. Joel, G. Breman, “Large amount of money in small denomination can do a lot of good” Community groups and youth based organizations must commit to addressing issues of stigma and discrimination, hiding of sick persons in the community and conducting burials for people who die of EVD.The media would have to devote substantial time to daily programmes to calm the populace.Young people must commit to following basic precautionary measures; our first priority being to help stop the panic created by quarantine of affected communities through involvement in education outreach programmes to dispel rumors, allay fears and build trust essential in preventive and control measures. Young people should be mobilized to work as volunteers to deal with the disease.In the scheme of things, care of self is vital. It is important that we do not touch infected persons and we should avoid contact with people that died of Ebola. We should cultivate the habit of using hand sanitizers, chlorinated water and soap to wash our hands all the time. Unusual tactics in inventive thing will be needed to fight this disease.We acknowledge with thanks and gratitude the various roles played by International communities like UNMIL, UN Agencies, AU and most recently by the American and British Governments plans to set up field hospitals and deliver much needed medical and other supplies.In the fight against Ebola, the most important thing is not when, or even why or how you become involved- it’s only that you do get involved. “Liberians are not going to be saved by internationals coming in” said Dr. Bruce Aylward (An Author). He went on to say,” They’re going to be saved by Liberians”.Until next week, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Me and My Business: How Patricia’s career blossomed at Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd

first_img‘Me and My Business’ is a special feature series on is celebrating local members of the Donegal Women in Business Network. Here, Patricia Treacy of Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd in Stranorlar celebrates the beauty that blooms in her everyday work, and tells how she progressed her career from customer service to managing a growing garden enterprise.Me and My Business: My name is Patricia Treacy and I was born and reared in Stranorlar. I am the eldest of three children having one brother and one sister. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Galway University and the birth of my son in 1992, my life took me on a different journey leading me down a career path in customer service. My career in customer service started in the United States selling linens to Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. On moving back to Donegal I worked as a Reservations Manager in one of the local hotels and an Office Administrator in an estate agents.I am currently managing the family business Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd situated in Stranorlar which was set up by my parents Raymond and Patricia Treacy. We have been supplying the people of Donegal and beyond with a wide selection of trees and shrubs for their gardens for many years. In fact, most of the gardens you see will probably have at least one tree or shrub if not all from Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd.Betula JacquemontiiSummer BeddingConifers and Open Ground TreesWe have a two and half acre site which accommodates a wide selection of planting material for your garden or landscape area and gives us the advantage of being the only place you will find open ground semi mature and mature trees. We have very experienced, knowledgeable staff to give you advice on all your gardening needs. Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd is also a Department of Agriculture approved Nursery for the supply of Thorn, Native Trees and Native Irish Apples for GLAS. Going from employee to employer has allowed me to experience both sides of business and helped with my decisions. I have been fortunate to have the support of my family, staff, friends, suppliers and customers. Our customers are a great inspiration and their feedback is vitally important for us to grow. In business, recommendations mean a lot.Dunwiley Nurseries LimitedOne of the main highlights of my job is working with nature even if I am having a tough day I only have to take a moment and look at the beauty surrounding me. If I am to give any advice it would be to enjoy what you do. So whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, landscaper or looking for a gift idea why not call into Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd and just take a stroll you never know what inspiration or little gem you might find.If you have any gardening related questions please don’t hesitate in calling us here at Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd on 074 9131865 and we will be more than happy to help you. For any further information check out our website at here to contact Patricia and Dunwiley Nurseries on Facebook.‘Me and My Business’ is a special series on in association with the Donegal Women in Business Network. To find out how you can take part email Sponsored PostMe and My Business: How Patricia’s career blossomed at Dunwiley Nurseries Ltd was last modified: June 2nd, 2017 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:BusinessDonegal WomanDonegal woman in Business networkdunwiley nurseries ltdGardeningme and my businessStranorlarlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: WATCH a video compiled by the Irish Times marking Ardara’s victory as the Best Village to Live in Ireland.The village has already won that accolade.Now it’s on a shortlist to win the overall Best Place To Live In Ireland award, run by the Irish Times newspaper.The winner will be announced tomorrow, Monday. Click to play the video DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF ARDARA AS VILLAGE AWAITS ‘BEST PLACE TO LIVE’ RESULTS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF ARDARA AS TOWN AWAITS ‘BEST PLACE TO LIVE’ RESULTSlast_img read more

Football Dominates Stetson, 41-3

first_img Mack Marrin Story Links Lee Snell at Campbell 10/3/2015 – 5:00 PM Conley Wilkins Cam Bohnert John Hugunin Josh Lee Preview Keegan Gallery Zach Zlabis Stats Full Schedule Roster Cody Thibault DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University Football team out gained Stetson by over 330 yards, as the Bulldogs opened Pioneer Football League action with a dominating 41-3 victory over the Hatters on Saturday at Drake Stadium.The Bulldogs put up 511 yards of total offense, while Drake’s defense held the Hatters to 178 yards.Junior Conley Wilkins produced his fourth career 100-yard rushing game, as he ran for 152 yards on 13 carries. Wilkins reached the century mark in the second quarter and  also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.Senior quarterback Cody Thibault earned his second career start of his career, and totaled 235 yards passing with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Junior Keegan Gallery was Thibault’s top target, catching a team-high six passes for 88 yards.Defensively, fifth-year senior John Hugunin led the squad with 10 tackles (7 solo), while junior Mack Marrin helped set the tone by recording six tackles with four of them being for a loss and two sacks. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs got on the board first with a 22-yard field goal by Josh Lee to take a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter.The Bulldogs capitalized on a Stetson special teams miscue to take a 10-0 lead. The Hatters mishandled one of Cam Bohnert’s punts, and Eric Saubert recovered the loose ball on SU’s 25 yard line. Two plays later, Thibault completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Lee Snell with 8:28 until halftime.After an interception by Drake in its own territory, the defense didn’t break and held the Hatters to a field, as Stetson cut its deficit to 10-3.On the ensuing kickoff, Wilkins found a seam and took it for 100-yard touchdown, extending the Bulldogs lead to 17-3.Drake opened the second half with a 7-play 80-yard touchdown drive. A 25-yard run by Wilkins and a 37-yard catch by Zach Zlabis, set up the Bulldogs for a 12-yard touchdown pass from Thibault to Zlabis, extending their lead to 24-3.Lee then nailed a 33-yard field goal with 34 seconds left in the third quarter to put Drake up 27-3 going into the final period.The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the defense continued its dominating performance, shutting out the Hatters in the second half for a final score of 41-3.Drake travels to Buies Creek, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3 for a league game against Campbell. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (CST).    Print Friendly Version Next Game: Eric Saubert last_img read more

Metallica reunites with SF Symphony to open Warriors’ Chase Center

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.Metallica, the biggest Bay Area band of all time, is set to open the new Chase Center in San Francisco.The band, which has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, will rock the new home of the Warriors on Sept. 6, long before Steph Curry and company play their first official game in the 18,064-seat venue. And Metallica, consisting of vocalist-guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett …last_img read more

Another MH370 debris find

first_imgAnother piece of possible wreckage from MH370 has been discovered on a South African beach by an archaeologist.The piece with the Rolls Royce logo on it is clearly off an aircraft engine cowling which would float and it also is painted ion the same Malaysia Airlines grey colouring.The Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said that “based on early reports, there is a possibility of the piece originating from an inlet cowling of an aircraft engine.” “A team will be dispatched to retrieve the debris,” Mr Liow said.Debris proves MH370 did not have controlled landingNeels Kruger said that on Monday he was walking along a lagoon near the town of Mossel Bay, when he spotted the object that did not suit the natural surroundings.“Being an archaeologist I’m always looking for things with my nose to the ground,” the 35-year-old told South African media.He said that he recognized the brown honeycomb structure from photos of other pieces of MH370 debris.“When I flipped it around, I didn’t know immediately what it was but just thought, ‘Oh my word!”’ he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. MH370 was carrying 239 people on a flight from Kula Lumpur to Beijing when it vanished on March 8, 2014. Two more possible pieces of debris discovered in Mozambique are currently in Canberra being examined by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau but another found on Reunion Island has been dismissed.Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique arrived in Canberra, Australia, on March 20 forexamination. The Australian ATSB reports as follows:The examination team includes investigators from Australia and Malaysia, alongwith specialists from Boeing, Geoscience Australia, and the Australian National University.Procedures appropriate to maintain the integrity of this potential evidence have been followed.The items have been treated at Geoscience Australia’s quarantine-approved facilities. The pieces were visually examined to remove all visible macrofauna and then rinsed, submerged and agitated in water to capture any loose fauna. All water was then passed through a series of sieves with any possible macrofauna retained. The sieved material will then be sorted and possible biological material identified. The items were released from quarantine once they were thoroughly cleaned and all visible signs of possible contamination removed.Specialists from the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian NationalUniversity are assisting with the examination. The items have been x-rayed using an advanced scanning facility developed by the university.Other technical specialists are conducting an examination which will include seeking to identify specific features that may be consistent with the items coming from an aircraft, and if possible, from MH370.A statement on the findings will be made once the examination process is complete.last_img read more

Being Comfortable With People Being Unhappy With You

first_imgThere is a difference between being likable (something I recommend, as it can build rapport faster and more naturally), and the need to be liked (something that will limit your success in sales, management, leadership, and success more generally). Post-Challenger Sale, the idea that relationships are not essential and that one needn’t be liked are prevalent in the places where prognosticators do their prognosticating.While it’s true that competency counts, the idea that one need not worry about their bedside manner (desk-side manner, for our purposes) is a dangerous idea. The need to be liked is more often than not detrimental to success in sales. However, having someone unhappy with you is not the same thing as not being liked.In PracticeIf you are worried that a gatekeeper with the power to say no to your request to a meeting, and who also lacks the power to say yes to a deal,  is preventing  you from meeting with a stakeholder, obtaining that meeting may require that you choose another path. Taking a path that is almost certain to make the gatekeeper unhappy, and it isn’t a decision you take lightly (and nor is it one you should take after a single attempt unless there is real urgency), but it may be necessary to go over, under, or around the gatekeeper.Persistence is also a trait that, while being necessary for success in sales, can cause some people to become a little miffed with your attempts to gain a meeting with them. As a sales leader, I always expect one or two calls to complain about a salesperson’s persistent efforts to contact them. I was guilty of this when I started selling, and at some point I learned to say, “I am so sorry I am over-zealous in my attempts to get a meeting with you, but I want you to know I’ll be just as over-zealous in making sure you get what you need.” This mostly reduced their annoyance with my persistence.If you aspire to be your dream client’s strategic partner, from time to time, you are going to have to share ideas that conflict with what your client believes and what they want. Some people will be pleased with having someone push back against his or her ideas, but others will be unhappy. If you’re going to provide the best advice, you have to be willing to have people be unhappy with you occasionally.You have to be comfortable with people being unhappy with you, but that doesn’t mean that you should work to achieve that outcome—and is should certainly not be their default experience with you. The occasions should be rare, and you should do everything in your power to use charm and levity and collaboration to have tough conversations without making them worse than they have to be. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

After placing 8th in AVC, PH aims for better finish in SEA Games

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Against the region’s volleyball team, the Filipinos are not only shooting for a better record than in the AVC but are also aiming for the top prize.“We will give out best come the SEA Games,” said national team veteran Jovelyn Gonzaga in Filipino Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena. “The goal is to bring home a medal for the Philippines, and we’ll put on our best performance there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Philippines had a chance to take the seventh place in the tournament but its spirited comeback against the 21st-ranked Kazakhs lasted just two sets.Gonzaga said they failed to adjust quicker to the Kazakhs’ constant attacks in the fifth set and she hopes they can improve on their mental toughness come the Games at Kuala Lumpur. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines had a disappointing end in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after losing in five sets to Kazakhstan 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, to finish at eighth place.But the AVC is just the first part of the national team’s grueling August schedule as it will also compete in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ “I think our opponents read our strategy and we had a hard time adjusting,” said Gonzaga who had 10 points in the loss. “Holding on to your momentum all depends on the team’s mental toughness and that’s the area we have to improve on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more