Edward Kelly promoted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “Getting a belt promotion is an achievement. I like to think that this is something I’ve earned through hard work and dedication to my journey of becoming a well-rounded martial artist,” said Kelly, who has been upgraded to blue belt by decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt John Baylon.“I feel like a more well-rounded athlete after my belt got upgraded. This adds more confidence, especially when it comes to my ground game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKelly once owned the fastest knockout in ONE when he made quick work of Meas Meul last January.His determination to work his ground game has also resulted to win medals in the Asia Pacific Jiu-Jitsu International Open in Manila, Philippines two months ago. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “My improved ground game could mean that I’ll probably start winning matches by submission,” he said. “People have to wait and see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A tale of two Christmas title runs Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino featherweight Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, who is known for his knockout power, hopes to showcase his improved ground game this time in his future fights at ONE Championship.Kelly, who is fighting out of renowned Team Lakay, just recently earned a belt promotion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

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COMPETITION: WIN A CHOICE OF THREE FREE LOTTIE DOLLS!

first_imgA Donegal-based doll-making business is celebrating its second anniversary – and we have a collection of three of its wonderful dolls to give away free to one Donegal Daily reader.Arklu, which is based in the CoLab at LYIT in Letetrkenny, makes the very cool Lottie doll. The brainchild of Donegal native Ian Harkin and business partner Lucie Follett, Lottie made her first appearance in 2012 as the first ever ‘pro-girl’ doll, promoted as a positive role model for children, addressing parental issues linked to raising girls in modern society.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal childrenThis milestone not only celebrates two years in business for the start-up, it also highlights the notable progress of the brand to date. Arklu currently employ 5 people in Letterkenny, with plans to grow this to 10 employees by the New Year.Since her introduction to the market two years ago, Lottie has won 19 awards, received approval and praise from parents, professionals and campaigners alike, and is sold in over 30 countries across the globe.In the US market Lottie is now stocked in Toys R Us, Barnes and Nobel (book chain), FAO Schwartz (New York), Hallmark (card retailer), as well as over 700 independent stores (plus via Amazon). So, whether in the UK or across the water, Lottie is beginning to fill the void that had previously existed for a considered choice of doll! Managing Director of Arklu Ian Harkin comments: “We are delighted to celebrate our second anniversary. The doll category is widely recognised as the most competitive category within the toy industry, so to be able to get a foothold in the industry in such a short period of time is extremely rewarding. We won’t be resting though, with six new products launching in the coming months and a further nine in January 2015.“We’ve worked to develop Lottie’s character and world which we’ll be sharing through a series of six chapter books launching in spring 2015. We have recently finished a short animation which we will be pitching to broadcasters in Cartoon Forum in France next month.”Having previously garnered worldwide acclaim and awards based on product quality and innovation as well as its principle, Lottie is addressing the issues raised by parent’s one doll at a time!The dolls themselves were developed for children aged 3-9. Lottie is a fun, educational and an aspirational doll which represents a real little girl, one who doesn’t wear make-up or jewellery and can stand on her own two feet. Lottie was designed alongside child psychologists and nutrition experts to sculpt a doll with a body proportionate to the average 9-year old.The Lottie motto is ‘Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You!’ which the brand strive to put across in all of their efforts, be it dolls, animations or books, watch this space for future Lottie innovations and visit Facebook and Twitter for news and competitions.To win a choice of THREE Lottie dolls, simply answer this question – Where in Donegal is Arklu based? Simply email your answers to info@arklu.com  COMPETITION: WIN A CHOICE OF THREE FREE LOTTIE DOLLS! was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ARKLUcompetitionDonegal DailyLottie dollslast_img read more

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DONEGAL DAILY NAMED FOURTH MOST POPULAR IRISH NEWS WEBSITE IN COUNTRY BY GOOGLE

first_imgDonegal Daily has been named the FOURTH most popular Irish news website in the entire country by search engine Google.Google named Donegal Daily as the fifth most sought-after news website in the country.We have come in just behind the national news organisations The Irish Independent, RTE and The Irish Times.The UK Daily Mail came first – with Donegal Daily in fifth place, ahead of the journal.ie, newstalk, breaking news and the Irish Sun and Irish Mirror. The figures were released by the global search engine giant and confirms our growing audience.Google statistics also showed almost four million page views on Donegal Daily last month as our audience continues to grow.Donegal Daily Editor Stephen Maguire said the result is recognition of the hard-work put in by the staff of the site but also the loyalty of its local readership.“We started off four years ago with an idea of sharing local news with local people on a daily and hourly basis,” he said. “Now we have amassed a large and very loyal audience and that is reflected in this amazing news that we are the fifth most googled news website in the country and the fourth most popular Irish news site.“This recognition goes to anyone who sends in pictures or local notes to Donegal Daily week-in, week-out. This is their website and we try to squeeze in as much local news as we can each day,” he said.Stephen added that Donegal Daily have new plans for 2015 which will hopefully see it grow even further.“We have some exciting plans in the pipeline which will bring even more news and fun to Donegal readers at home and abroad.“We would also like to thank our loyal advertisers who we know are seeing the benefit of online advertising returning through their own businesses,” he added. DONEGAL DAILY NAMED FOURTH MOST POPULAR IRISH NEWS WEBSITE IN COUNTRY BY GOOGLE was last modified: December 17th, 2014 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:BestDonegal DailyGooglenewssearchlast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Opens 2017-18 Season Friday At Home

first_imgStory Links WNIT Central Page Live Audio Drake Game Notes DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team is set to open the 2017-18 regular season against Milwaukee on Friday night at the Knapp Center. Tipoff of the preseason WNIT contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. The Valley on ESPN3 Live Stats Drake and Milwaukee last played each other in 2013, a game that took place in the Knapp Center and was won by the Bulldogs by a score of 79-57. Drake is 6-0 all-time in the series. The Panthers were picked to finish fourth in the preseason Horizon League poll. Senior Steph Kostowicz is a preseason All-Horizon League pick. She led the team in scoring (15.3), rebounds (8.2), field goal percentage (52.6) and blocks (42) as a junior in 2016-17. Drake, the preseason favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference for the second-straight season, won both of its exhibition contests at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs cruised past Grand View, 115-43 and Truman State, 90-50. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who each missed all or nearly all of the 2016-17 season, averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds and 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, respectively. Drake recorded an impressive 55 assists on 80 field goals in the two wins. Buy Tickets Following Friday’s season opener, Drake will continue play in the WNIT. If the Bulldogs defeat Milwaukee they will play the winner of CSU Northridge and No. 11 Oregon. If they lose, their next opponent, game location and game time will be announced at a later date. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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AIMEE PLANNING TO HIT THE RIGHT NOTE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK!

first_imgAimee Mc Daid from Carndonagh Community School arrives early to prepare to sing the National Anthem before Donegal’s big game against Meath at Mc Cumhail Park in Ballybofey. Photo By Brian McDaid/CristephAIMEE PLANNING TO HIT THE RIGHT NOTE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK! was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:Aimee McDaidCarndonagh Community SchooldonegalMACCUMHAILL PARKMeathlast_img read more

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CHAMPIONSHIP: LATE MALIN GOAL SENDS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRASHING OUT

first_imgGaoth Dobhair crash out of championshipGaoth Dobhair 1-11Malin 3-08Gaoth Dobhair crashed out of the Donegal championship tonight when they were defeated in Magheragallon by a Malin side who secured victory with a late goal. Odhran MacNiallais with two fine points and James Gallagher with another helped Gaoth Dobhair raced into an early lead, but a goal from Daniel McDaid followed by points from McDaid and Seamus Doherty, had the visitors ahead by two.At half time Malin were ahead 1-6 to Gaoth Dobhair’s 0-4 and things got worse for gaeltacht side straight after the re-start when Daniel McDaid smashed home his second goal of the game to Malin up by eight points.Matthew Byrne for Malin and Odhran MacNiallais exchanged early scores but as they headed into the final quarter Malin were still ahead by two goals.But a dramatic finale was on the cards and a goal from Gaoth Dobhair’s Paul Mulligan and a point from MacNiallais had the Malin lead down to just a point with only five minutes left on the clock. But Brendan Fildara McLaughlin bagged another late goal for Malin as they secured a famous victory at Magheragallon. CHAMPIONSHIP: LATE MALIN GOAL SENDS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRASHING OUT was last modified: August 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:championshipGaoth DobhairMalinRnaGSFClast_img read more

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Photos: Draymond Green shows his will to win in Game 3 against Blazers

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/19/bang_8805e760-ffe9-45c7-a3ae-cb412d179665″]When the Golden State Warriors are in trouble, they turn to Draymond Green.After the Warriors were down by double digits, it was Green who carried the team by pushing the pace and playing strong defense. His effort kept the team within striking distance and his constant pressure broke the Trail Blazers in the second half. The Warriors turned it around in the third quarter and Golden State took away Portland’s will …last_img

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Should mosquitoes be eliminated?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A Purdue researcher and a team of scientists working on a new insecticide argue that mosquitoes should not simply be made extinct due to their role in various ecosystems.Catherine Hill, a professor of entomology, and her team are developing an insecticide that will suppress mosquitoes’ ability to transmit diseases without killing the insect or interfering with other life forms. The team is based in Discovery Park, a research park dedicated to using interdisciplinary teams to solve global problems. Hill’s research was one of the winners of Discovery Park’s Big Idea Challenge, a program that provides resources to interdisciplinary teams with innovative research.“For the last 20 years I’ve been trying to figure out how to kill mosquitoes, and then I had this epiphany where, morally, I’m just not OK with it anymore,” she said.There has been a lack of research in preserving mosquitoes because researchers have looked mostly at ways to eradicate them. Therefore, Hill thinks it is essential to consider all the possible effects of wiping out an organism that has existed for thousands of years. She points out that mosquitoes have co-evolved with many species, so there are likely other organisms that depend on them as a food source.Along with her non-lethal pesticide research, Hill also participates in research to create insecticides that overpower a crucial chemical for locomotion behavior, development learning and memory known as dopamine. This eventually results in the death of the insect. Although this method is often effective in killing mosquitoes, Hill decided to produce an insecticide that would affect the biology of the mosquito so that it would be unable to transmit to another host, thus sparing the insect’s life.During her years of research, Hill says she began to find mosquitoes to be amazing and beautiful organisms, and began to better understand that their removal could have an effect on the environment. She points out that mosquitoes are “a large part of the biomass in many ecosystems.”While mosquitoes are in their aquatic stage, they serve as a food source for fish and predatory insects. During this stage, mosquitoes also serve as filter feeders, which results in organic matter being turned over, making them excellent converters in an ecosystem.In their terrestrial stage, mosquitoes serve as food for birds, bats, salamanders, lizards, frogs and other animals. According to Hill, there are particularly massive numbers of mosquitoes in Alaska and near the Arctic Circle, and it could potentially be dangerous to take away mosquitoes from that food chain.“To yank [mosquitoes] out abruptly, I don’t know what that does,” Hill says.According to Hill, there are several thousand species of mosquitoes worldwide, with only a small percentage of those species carrying diseases. Researchers know very little about the species that do not transmit disease, so this leaves a lot of unanswered questions concerning what would happen if mosquitoes were wiped out.“You pull one little piece and start to unravel it, and things happen,” says Hill.An interesting fact about mosquitoes that Hill discovered is that “they sing to each other.” The wings of mosquitoes beat at varying frequencies, and it is thought that female mosquitoes use the frequency of the male’s wings to choose a mate. Once the male and female locate one another, their frequencies harmonize.Although Hill wants to find an insecticide that can spare the life of the insect, she says that research is still being done to improve the effectiveness of insect-lethal insecticides. Due to the increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, a conventional pesticide would need to be administered if the research for a non-lethal pesticide proves unsuccessful.last_img read more

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A long road ahead for year round E15 availability

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag NetFor how much talk that has been made about the decline in soybean demand due to many factors, corn demand has held its own through the second half of 2018. That was one of the points made at last week’s Agriculture Policy and Outlook Conference, hosted by The Ohio State University.“Ethanol is the biggest component of corn use and we have exported a lot of it, including 33% of our ethanol to Brazil this year,” said Ben Brown, program manager for the Farm Management Program in Ohio State’s College of Food, Ag and Environmental Sciences. “The returns for ethanol plants aren’t overly strong so we have seen a pullback from ethanol production, but use was good this year.”Those ethanol plants, corn industry groups and corn farmers across the country are applauding a recent announcement by President Trump that he has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose the sales of E15 ethanol, or gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend, on a year round basis. Currently the availability of E15 is seasonal. But how soon would this proposal make an impact on the usage of American corn?“We don’t even have a rule yet and all we know now is that the President has requested that EPA puts together a proposal for E15 sales all year long,” Brown said. “We actually don’t even have approval for E15 sales over the summer months and that is an important point in this because given the political timeline and given the hurdles that this rule will have to jump, EPA will be in a hurry to have this proposal by May. Then, we will see a public comment period and very possibly some litigation. The oil companies will more than likely get mad and say that this rule isn’t legal.“Yes, I do believe the adoption of year round E15 sales will benefit corn usage, but at least for the next marketing year it is not moving corn on my balance sheet by one bushel.”Even if the year round E15 proposal from EPA does become law, the challenges of logistics could remain.“The next step would be to get the local gas station on the corner to offer E15 during the summer months,” Brown said. “Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices are low right now and so getting funds in place to build an E15 infrastructure will be an issue.”Overall, Brown sees the possibility of E15 sales all year as a positive sign for corn use, but patience will be needed by all involved.last_img read more

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How The iPad Stalled And Android Took Over The Tablet Market

first_imgBetween the first quarter and second of 2013, tablet shipments were down 9.7%, according to research firm IDC’s latest quarterly tablet tracker. That’s one of the first times since the launch of Apple’s iPad in 2010 that tablet sales declined from one quarter to the next.Oddly enough, Apple itself is primarily to blame. Sales of the iPad declined in Q2 2013 to 14.6 million, down from 19.5 million in Q1 and down from 17 million in Q2 2012. You could argue that an aging lineup was to blame, although the latest iPad and the iPad mini both debuted last October, just nine months before the end of the second quarter.And while the iPad slumped, Android tablets charged ahead. How’d that happen?IPad? What iPad?Apple announced the first iPad in the spring of 2010. The second came in the spring of 2011. The third in spring of 2012. The fourth and its little brother, the iPad mini in late October 2012.Apple’s decision to launch a new full-sized iPad was a big surprise last fall. The third-generation “New” iPad was only a little more than six months old, and the fourth generation update disappointed many who’d plunked down good money for a tablet that was completely overtaken just a half year later. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Android tablets accounted for 28.2 million shipments in Q2 (Windows 8 and Windows RT account for a combined 2 million shipments), representing 62.6% of the tablet market. That’s almost a complete flop from the Q2 2012 market share when Apple’s iPad controlled 60.3% of the market. Android tablets shipped nearly as many total tablets in the second quarter of this year (28.2 million) as total tablet shipments this time last year (28.3 million including 19 million iPads). Wait, wait a minute here. What happened? Wasn’t tablet dominance supposed to be the divine right of Apple’s iPad and its iOS mobile operating system?How Android Took Over The Tablet MarketThe first Android tablet that was not an overgrown smartphone (which classifies any tablet that ran on Android version 2.3 Gingerbread or before) was the Motorola Xoom, launched in February 2011. It was the first (and one of the only) devices that ran on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which was supposed to be Google’s split of its mobile operating system designed specifically for tablets. Overall, IDC predicts 45.1 million tablets were shipped in Q2 2013. The 9.7% decline from Q1 this year means that manufacturers shipped about 4.37 million fewer tablets between the first and second quarters of the year. Considering that iPad sales dropped by more than that—4.9 million units—something else really picked up the slack.That something else was Android.Tablets Still Surging, Android Doing The LiftingShift focus for a second to year-over-year sales. In the second quarter, tablets shipments grew year-over-year by 59.6% from 28.3 million in Q2 2012. That’s an increase of 16.8 million tablet units. Over that same period, iPad sales fell by 2.4 million units. With the iPad lagging yet the tablet sector still growing, the slack was made up by Android. Tags:#Android#Apple#tablets Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Android tablet manufacturers also recognized that they could beat Apple on price, undercutting the iPad with tablets at an attractive $199 (as Amazon did with its Kindle Fire tablets and Asus/Google did with the Nexus 7). Samsung, armed with a version of Android that worked well on tablets (and allowed developers to target their apps at bigger screen sizes) continued to release a plethora of slate offerings in both its “Note” and “Tab” product lines. The result? Android tablets that people actually want to buy at prices they can afford. As Apple insists on still charging a premium for its smartphones and tablets, it gave Android the opportunity to carve out a wide swath of the market, from the poorest low-end tablet on the market to very nice options such as the new Nexus 7 that Google announced last week.Whither … Apps?Tablet specific apps continue to be a problem for the Android ecosystem.  Google has no specific number it can point to and say, “we have this many tablet apps” the way Apple can do with the iPad. That is a problem. Apps are big selling points for mobile devices and without them the Android tablet ecosystem is handicapped.center_img dan rowinski It is not quite as bad as people often make out though. Google has made it fairly easy ever since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for apps to fit a variety of screen sizes using the same basic design. Google is also now giving Android developers ways to build responsive apps that automatically adjust to screen sizes and created a feature in its new Android Studio integrated developer environment to target different screen sizes. Google is essentially saying that Apple can continue to count tout iPad-specific apps; Google will just help developers make apps that work everywhere.As an individual manufacturer, Apple is still the largest single tablet maker. But it is looking distinctly isolated amid the same kind of Android Army has dominated the fields in the smartphone market. Apple also reset its timeline for future iPad announcements. The spring announcement was no longer tenable, unless Apple all of a sudden decided it was going to act like Samsung and release a new version of its product lines every few months. That would be a distinctly un-Apple-like turn of events. So, the newest versions of the 9.7-inch iPad and its 7.9-inch Mini sibling are thought to be later this year, in time for the holiday shopping season where gadget sales go through the roof. It was awful.Despite impressive hardware, the Xoom was devoid of consumer-friendly features, was too expensive ($800 and $600 with a two-year Verizon contract), buggy and slow. The Xoom was a disappointment for anybody that wanted to escape the iPad-centric world of tablets and get a true Android tablet.Compounding the problem, there were really no Android apps optimized for tablet performance. While Apple has steadily enticed developers to build iPad-specific apps (with 375,000 at last count earlier this year and growing), the Xoom and other Honeycomb tablets had to make due with smartphone apps that awkwardly fit on larger screens.Eventually, Google and its Android manufacturing partners got their act together. Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a version of the operating system that combined the best features from version 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.1 Honeycomb, added new polish, features, performance and functionality and made decent Android tablets possible. Some quality offerings eventually came to the table, notably the Nexus 7 by Asus released in the summer of 2012 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus 10 by Samsung (and an updated Nexus 7) in the fall. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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