January 18

Junior Dos Santos beats Derrick Lewis in main event at UFC Fight Night

first_imgMOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos submitted Curtis Millender in the first round.For the card’s co-main event, Zaleski dos Santos used his background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Tay to keep Millender on the ground, forcing him to submit.“I’m a capoeira fighter by nature,” Zaleski Dos Santos said. “I’m a complete fighter. With every fight, I’m showing more of my game. This fight, it just happened that there was a clear advantage for me.”“I took my time, found my moment and just ran with it.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Connect he did. In the second round of the bout, the Brazilian laid a combination of punches to Lewis, forcing him into the cage. As Lewis fell, Dos Santos lunged toward him and laid down the punches that got him the knockout win.At the beginning of that round, Lewis started off with a kick to Dos Santos’ head. It was the same form of kick that caused Dos Santos to bleed from his eye in the match’s first round. Lewis also laid a load of punches into Dos Santos throughout the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Kyrie Irving’s 30 propel Celtics past Lakers 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Junior Dos Santos. APWICHITA, Kan. — Junior Dos Santos stopped Derrick Lewis by technical knockout Saturday night in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Wichita.“I’m feeling very good,” the 35-year-old Dos Santos said after his 15th knockout. “I work on my combinations all of the time, so I knew at some point I was going to connect.”ADVERTISEMENT “He has really heavy hands,” Dos Santos said. “He connected well. I knew I had to avoid his power.”In the beginning of the main event, Dos Santos was warned as he poked Lewis in the eye. Dos Santos started bleeding around the eye due to Lewis’ kick, but responded by laying punches and a kick to the abdomen that put Lewis in obvious pay for the remainder of the round. The 246-pound Dos Santos (21-5) doesn’t care who he fights next in the octagon.“I want fights,” Dos Santos said. “I’m here to fight again and regain my belt.”With the loss, Lewis (21-7) has lost his second fight in a row by knockout. At UFC 230, Lewis was unable to defeat Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight belt.The rest of the fight card didn’t disappoint, either. Niko Price laid a massive right hook that knocked down Tim Means in one of the night’s final fights. Price pounced on top of Means, laying a barrage of punches that gave him the win by knockout“As soon as they told me Tim Means, I was ready for war,” Price said. “I just bit down and started throwing back. He stumbled me a bit. Once I hit the cage, I threw a right hand and he didn’t move his head.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

December 20

How will 49ers cope with Kwon Alexander’s season-ending injury?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Kwon Alexander joined the 49ers in free agency seeking to make a “legendary” impact, and the linebacker’s signature speed and contagious energy helped in their 8-0 start.Now someone else must step up in his place.Alexander sustained a season-ending pectoral tear in Thursday night’s 28-25 win at Arizona, and he likely will undergo surgery next week, the 49ers announced.Alexander tweeted: “I’m built for this shhh! It’s all part of the game! I sacrifice everything when I step in …last_img read more

December 20

Wednesday at 49ers HQ: Bracing for Jackson; Pettis leaves practice hurt

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Nick Bosa has faced players like Lamar Jackson before, years ago on south Florida’s high school circuit with its triple-option offenses and hyped-up hot shots.“They’d have their best athlete at quarterback,” Bosa said Wednesday. “Down in south Florida, there’s a lot of really good athletes and they remind me of Lamar.“He’s just the best of all of them. That’s why he’s doing what he’s doing. Yeah, it’ll be fun.”Jackson is the best of all NFL quarterbacks going right now, a …last_img read more

December 19

Men Aren’t Going Extinct – Yet

first_imgNot long ago, evolutionary biologists were predicting the demise of manhood (see 11/01/2001, 03/31/2004).  The idea was that the Y chromosome, with no redundant copy (unlike the female’s two X chromosomes, and all others) appeared to be shriveling up and mutating itself out of existence.  Now that the chimpanzee genome has been published (see 09/01/2005 story), one of the many surprises that has come to light is that the human Y chromosome appears to have kept its store of genetic information better than the chimp’s.  Coupled with the discovery that the male chromosome protects itself with palindromes 06/18/2003), men seem to have a bright future ahead.  That the Y chromosome of humans, having emerged later than that of apes, should be in better condition than that of chimpanzees seems an evolutionary conundrum.Sources: MSNBC News, EurekAlert, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Another evolutionary speculation has been shot down.  Keep up the good work.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

December 18

Education is the key to progress – Ndabeni-Abrahams

first_imgDeputy Minister of Communication Stella Ndabeni-AbrahamsAt the beginning of this year, President Jacob Zuma declared 2015 as the Year of the Freedom Charter and Unity in Action. He called on all sectors of society to embrace the Freedom Charter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic document, which was penned in Kliptown, Soweto, in 1955.As we celebrate Youth Month, it is worthwhile to remember the ideals of the Freedom Charter – in particular that young people deserve better educational and economic opportunities. We must ensure that the aspirations of our youth to have access to opportunities, better education and freedom of choice, as demanded in the Freedom Charter, are met.We should also take forward the charter’s vision that South Africa belongs to all who live it. This vision is now a reality; our democracy stands firm and is safeguarded by the Constitution.However, democracy without progress rings hollow. Therefore it is incumbent on all of us to push for our country’s development.Government, entrepreneurs, youth leaders and youth organisations need to work together and implement policies that will build the South Africa we want. Those policies and recommendations are spelt out in the National Development Plan, our blueprint for a society where all South Africans will flourish.It stresses that the country’s youth can be the catalyst for social change and economic emancipation.We firmly believe that the youth of today must be at the forefront of societal conversations about our socioeconomic challenges. Our young leaders will play a key role in transforming society in the third decade of freedom.The role of strong, skills-oriented education cannot be emphasised enough. We have made great strides in increasing student numbers in schools, universities and colleges over the past 21 years.Opportunities to access higher education that were denied to many young people are now available to them.The Department of Higher Education is implementing a number of programmes to improve the quality of post-school education. These include expanding the foundation phase to equip underprepared students, improving accessibility for students and staff with disabilities, investing in university infrastructure and increasing the number of teachers.Through the National Skills Fund, the department is making funds available to students in the critical fields that are needed to grow the economy. Last year it gazetted and published 100 national scarce skills in our economy and in other sectors. It is also encouraging pupils in schools to choose skills that are in short supply, like artisanship.We have targeted 19 000 artisans to be produced annually, set to increase to 30 000 by 2030, in line with the National Development Plan and National Skills Development Strategy.Community Education and Training Colleges offer a second chance to people who did not finish their schooling. They represent a third tier of institutions alongside universities and technical vocational education and training colleges. These colleges prepare students for the labour market or for self-employment. It is without a doubt that they will be central to moving the country forward.last_img read more

December 16

Air Flow Pathways in a Leaky Exterior Wall

first_imgThe leaking air was moving laterally through the battNow, let’s focus in on where the dirt appeared in this batt. Let’s observe. See that part in the red box (Image #3, below)? That indicates air was moving laterally across the stud cavity in the wall. What?!Yes, it’s true. When I first looked at the batt, that pattern didn’t stand out. I saw it only later when I looked at the exterior wall sheathing and saw the pattern repeated there. See the band of dust near the bottom of the cavity in Image #4, below? That’s where the fiberglass batt picked up that band of dirt in the red box in the previous photo.But how is air moving laterally across the stud cavities? Well, we know that air needs two things to move: a pressure difference and a pathway. It also likes to take pathways with lower resistance. So that band of dust on the sheathing is a pathway of lower resistance. You can see the pathway better in Image #5, below.The fiberboard sheathing is bucklingThe sheathing that I discovered in the wall is asphalt-impregnated fiberboard, commonly referred to as Celotex, one of its primary manufacturers. It’s not as stiff as plywood or OSB, and you can see below that it’s not lying flat against the studs. Those gaps create pathways.OK, that explains air moving inside the cavity, but is it connected with air outside the building enclosure? Some people think just the presence of fiberglass is the problem. They’re wrong. The answer is shown in the Image #6, below. The seam between two pieces of fiberboard is open. You can even see what’s on the other side: the brick veneer.It looks like that nail missed the stud. It was probably OK at first, but over the past 46 years, the fiberboard has distorted through a whole lot of wetting and drying cycles. The result is a hole in our building enclosure. And there are more holes everywhere two pieces of the fiberboard meet and at the top and bottom of the wall. That adds up to a lot of leakage area.Where’s the WRB?Also, the fact that I can see the brick veneer on the outside of the building means there’s no drainage plane. No felt. No house wrap. No nothing between the fiberboard and brick. Fortunately, I haven’t found widespread moisture damage resulting from this. (The termite damage is an indication of moisture but it was isolated to the two sides of the window.)How do you fix this? You’ve got several options. You could ignore the problem and put it back together the way you found it. You could spray-foam the whole thing. You could seal the gaps and install fiberglass batts again. I’ll show you my solution next time.By the way, demolishing a bathroom by yourself is a heck of a lot of work. I hauled out 47 bags of debris and a few larger items. The good news is that by the time my wife returned home the following week, I was done with 98% of the demolition. The last photo shows what she found when she walked in there expecting to find the same bathroom she’d left the week before.Lead-safe work practicesNow let me end with a caveat. If your home was built before 1978, it probably has lead paint in it. If you’re doing the work as a homeowner, you’re not subject to the rules of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program, which applies to contractors, but you you should still work safely. Here are their lead guidelines for do-it-yourselfers. I followed them pretty closely when I was doing the demolition in my bathroom. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. This spring I spent a lot of hours in my bathroom. I was sick. Really. I was sick and tired of having an outdated bathroom that was falling apart. So when my wife hit the road one Monday in late April to drive across the country, I got out my wrecking bar. The lead photo shows what it looked like at the end of my first full day of demolition.I opened up the plumbing wall first. Lots of fun stuff, there. But the real fun came when I opened up the exterior wall. The four termite-damaged studs were part of that fun, but something else was even better.Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by just watching.” So when I got into the exterior wall, I watched. I live in the Atlanta area in a condo built in 1970. Air leakage hadn’t been discovered yet back then, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening. Check out that fiberglass batt (first two images below) from the exterior wall.Do you see what I see? The black parts are where the fiberglass captured dirt. The dirt was traveling in air that was moving in the wall. Fiberglass is a great indicator of air leakage, and most of the fiberglass manufacturers make it easy for us to see the dirt. They make their product in light colors: pink, yellow, white. (There’s a new trend toward brown fiberglass, though, which isn’t helpful for spotting air leakage. But hey, we’re making airtight houses now, right?) RELATED ARTICLESQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersOne Air Barrier or Two?Is OSB Airtight?Airtight Wall and Roof SheathingBlower Door BasicsPinpointing Leaks With a Fog MachineAir Leakage Through Spray Polyurethane FoamGetting the Biggest Bang for Your Air-Sealing BuckAir-Sealing Tapes and GasketsAir Sealing With Sprayable Caulk New Air Sealing Requirements in the IRCNavigating Energy Star’s Thermal Bypass ChecklistVideo Series: Attic Air SealingGBA Encyclopedia: Air BarriersGBA Encyclopedia: Addressing Air LeaksManaging Lead Paint Hazardslast_img read more

November 17

Sports in India has changed in last 5 years: Rahul Bose

first_imgMumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose, who has represented India internationally in Rugby for 25 years, before hanging up his boots, has said the sports scene in India has improved drastically in the last five years.He was interacting with the media at the inauguration of an art show called ‘Breaking Barriers’ on Tuesday here.Talking about the sporting facilities available to aspiring athletes in the country, he said: “I feel the kind of sporting facilities we have in last five years, have never been there earlier. I feel Bhubaneswar will be the national sports capital.”We all know about Patiala (Punjab). There are really good two to three academies for boxing and wrestling. Jindals (Jindal Steel and Power) have created a really good sports academy in Vijayanagar outside Bengaluru. “So, I feel in next 10-15 years people will stop questioning sporting facilities in India.”With more and more businessmen investing in sports academies under the Corporate Social Responsibility, things were expected to only get better, he noted. “Earlier businessman and capitalists used to build temples or schools under their CSR activities but now they are investing into sports academies. “Recently, I have been to Odisha, there I found out that seven sports academies have been funded by private investors. “I feel things have started changing and in next 10-15 years we will be able to see a completely different picture in sports in India.” –IANSiv/in/sedlast_img read more