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Calm corner, calm fighter

Conditioning coach Justin Fortune said the key to keeping a fighter calm during a bout is a calm corner and that’s exactly how it was when Manny Pacquiao stopped Lucas Matthysse at 2:43 of the seventh round to wrest the WBA welterweight crown at the Axiata Arena here Sunday morning......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 19th, 2018

How to sleep better without lavender

  I recently discovered that there is a corner of the internet dominated by people whispering into microphones. ASMR channels on YouTube have millions of followers who attest that it helps them calm down and sleep. It's a quite odd so I decided to look into it. ASMR refers to autonomous sensory meridian response, and also covers other kinds of videos like slime video and kinetic sand videos. Nothing really happens in these clips except for people playing with homemade slime and cutting very slowly through sand sculptures. Yet, people have claimed that it has great effects when you need to snooze. The science behind it though is still a little foggy. The phenomena among ...Keep on reading: How to sleep better without lavender.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley

LONDON (AP) — After the furor that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku's first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba's penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on. "Even with 10 men for 15 minutes the team was the team that had the chances to score," Mourinho said. "We are all very happy that the boys can go for their international week with the feeling (of winning)." Tottenham, which set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford by winning 3-0 there six days ago, was unable to carry that momentum to Watford, which came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road. Watford has won all four of its Premier League games and joins Liverpool and Chelsea with a maximum total of 12 points at the top of the table. Arsenal, meanwhile, joined United on six points as it secured a first away victory under Unai Emery with an entertaining 3-2 win at newly promoted Cardiff. After storming out of his news conference following United's defeat to Tottenham, demanding "respect, respect" from the media, Mourinho was much calmer ahead of his side's trip to Burnley, and the approach may have brought rewards on the field. Mourinho will have been especially pleased by United's improved defensive performance as it claimed a first clean sheet of the league season. Both the Portuguese and his squad will enter the international break with confidence that United's worst Premier League start for 26 years is firmly behind them. SMALL DRAMAS The only dramas for United this time concerned Pogba's penalty miss and Rashford's red card, but Mourinho wasn't critical of either. After Rashford was fouled in the box, Pogba — who has already scored two penalties this season — had his spot kick saved by Hart. "I never blame a player for missing penalties," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "I blame the ones who refuse to go up there. Paul's scored some good ones for us." The frustration of the penalty miss appeared to affect Rashford more than Pogba and within a minute of the miss the England striker had been sent off. Burnley defender Phil Bardsley tackled Rashford before kicking him in the aftermath of the challenge. Rashford attempted to take matters into his own hands, pushing his forehead into Bardsley's face, and was sent off. "I would say it was naive," Mourinho said. "It was a kid and a very experienced man. Bardsley's been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy." SPURS STUNNED With Tottenham having taken the headlines last round with a statement victory over Manchester United, some seemed to forget that both teams held perfect records as Spurs made the short trip to face Watford on Sunday. By the end, there was only one perfect record to talk about — Watford's. The win for Javi Gracia's team was made all the more impressive by the fact Spurs took the lead shortly after halftime, as Abdoulaye Doucoure found his own net as he attempted to clear Lucas Moura's cross. The usually reliable Spurs defense would have been confident of seeing out victory from there, but was undone in the simplest fashion. Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart both headed in set pieces in the space of seven minutes to turn the match around and keep Watford level with Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table. GUNNERS DUO STRIKE It's still early days in Emery's reign as Arsenal manager, but Sunday's win at Cardiff may prove a pivotal moment for the Spaniard. For the first time this season he opted to include both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in his starting lineup and was rewarded with a first away victory in the Premier League. While there are still major defensive concerns for Arsenal, the play of the strike duo suggests Emery has a combination that will cause problems for any defense. Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal an early lead before Victor Camarasa leveled with Cardiff's first goal of the season in first-half stoppage time. Aubameyang struck after the break as Lacazette flicked the ball into his path, allowing the Gabon forward to find the bottom corner from outside the box. However, Arsenal was pegged back once more as Danny Ward headed the home side level with 20 minutes remaining. Not to be denied, the inspired Lacazette hit an unstoppable effort in at the near post with nine minutes remaining to finally see off Cardiff, which is still looking for a first win of the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia --- Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn't waste the chance. Granqvist slid his penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net in the 65th minute to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the World Cup. "I was calm. I waited for the goalie and then I put it in the corner," Granqvist said. "We got the penalty, we scored, and then it was just a fight to the end." The Swedes were awarded the penalty after referee Joel Aguilar consulted a video screen on the sideline following an appeal by the Swedish players. Aguilar had originally waved play on after South Korea substitute Ki...Keep on reading: Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

‘This is ours’ - New ONE interim champion Geje Eustaquio dedicates title to fellow Filipinos

  Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, Team Lakay flyweight Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio brought another championship back to the Philippines, as he bested former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat ‘The Kazakh’ Akhmetov by Unanimous Decision to become the new ONE interim flyweight champion. It was a true test for the Pinoy, who showcased his elite striking and his ever-improving grappling game to earn the judges’ nod after five rounds of action. “The feeling is unexplainable,” Eustaquio said during the post-fight press conference and talked about his teammates Honorio Banario and Eduard Folayang both having runs as ONE world champions. “Honorio had this before, Kuya Eduard had it, he defended it one time. We’re proud and I’m happy, the feeling is unexplainable because one more time, we have this one in The Land of The Orient Pearl.” As far as the Baguio City native is concerned, the new piece of hardware that he’ll be bringing back home to the famed Team Lakay gym isn’t solely his, rather it’s an honor he shares with everyone, from his team, his family, and also his fellow Filipinos. “Every fighter who stands in that cage, dreams to have this one, and I’m proud, with the people on my back, we have this, and one more time, this is not mine, this is ours.” “To all the Filipinos out there, this is ours, to the people who are there on my back since day one, this is ours.” added Eustaquio. “This is a product of team work, it’s not just Gravity who came up to the cage and grabbed this belt. It’s not about me, it’s about the people who stand in my back, its about the people who cheered, who go to Mall of Asia Arena, who watch on their TV in order for this sport to grow.” Along with former featherweight king Banario and former lightweight king Folayang, Eustaquio becomes just the third member of Team Lakay to bring home ONE gold. Furthermore, he becomes just the fourth Filipino to become a ONE world champion, including reigning ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera. This isn’t Eustaquio’s first dance for gold however, as he challenged for the vacant flyweight world title back in 2014, losing via submission to current champion Adriano Moraes. With the interim title in his possession, Eustaquio will soon get another crack at Moraes to unify their flyweight champsionships. When asked about his inevitable matchup with the reigning champ, Eustaquio’s response was simple. “If he’s ready, I’m ready. Rock and roll, let’s go.” Eustaquio said with his usual calm confidence. “As I said, I got the best in the business on my back, they can prepare me anytime, anywhere.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Coach Yeng on his Iran dunk: 'I didn t know na kinukunan pala ako ng video'

Gilas Pilipinas sure had a rough trip to Iran last week. But one of the lighter moments that happened for the national team in the Middle East was head coach Yeng Guiao showing off his incredible dunking skills during one practice prior to Gilas challenging Team Melli in Tehran. [Related: WATCH: Coach Yeng Guiao throws down vicious dunk... on a lowered rim] Coach Yeng was seen throwing down a vicious two-handed reverse slam in Iran. The incredible highlight was captured by guard Paul Lee and was posted on Instagram. Guiao, who's taking over the national team for the moment, was dunking on a lowered rim of course... just in case you didn't pick that one up already. Back in Manila as Gilas prepares for a closed-door game against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, coach Yeng addressed his dunk. "Ine-entertain ko lang yung sarili ko while they [Gilas boys] were warming up. I didn't know na kinukunan pala ako ng video," he said. "I was just trying to enjoy that time na... gusto ko maramdaman kung paano umi-slam dunk eh. Nakita ko yung ring, sabi ko samantalahin ko yung pagkakataon," Guiao added. Despite handling the national team in the 2018 Asian Games where they ended up at 5th place, it was coach Yeng's first time coaching in the Asian Qualifiers. While that's a tall order in itself, his first game was against Iran on the road. Him dunking on enemey territory was just his way to calm himself down and ease his nerves a little bit. "It's a good sidelight, because there's humor to that, and siguro it's also something that's going to lighten the atmosphere, to take away some of the pressure," Guiao said. "So ine-enjoy lang namin lahat, enjoy lang namin ang episode na yun," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Pray to calm the typhoon, Bataan bishop asks faithful

BALANGA City, Bataan: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga in Bataan has asked people to pray as Super typhoon Ompong threatens the country. “Prayer is our strength, our assurance. Let us pray as one country begging God to keep us safe, to protect us from calamities and to deliver us from sufferings,” the prelate said on… link: Pray to calm the typhoon, Bataan bishop asks faithful.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - An air defense zone declared by Beijing, or any effort to stop civilian ship traffic, would raise the risk of conflict in the disputed South China Sea after years of calm, because.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on calm leadership, hurricane Florence | Evening wRap - Rappler

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on calm leadership, hurricane Florence | Evening wRap - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on calm leadership, hurricane Florence | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Typhoon Ompong on track for landfall early on September 15. In Cagayan province, farmers rushed to harvest rice and corn, even if the crops need more time to mature. No warrant of arrest was issued for Senator Sonny Trillanes and he can rest easy this weekend. Vice President Leni Robredo says ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - An air defense zone declared by Beijing, or any effort to stop civilian ship traffic, would raise the risk of conflict in the disputed South China Sea after years of calm, because.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – An air defense zone declared by Beijing, or any effort to stop civilian ship traffic, would raise the risk of conflict in the disputed South China Sea after years of calm, because Source link link: Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – An air defense zone declared by Beijing, or any effort to stop civilian ship traffic, would raise the risk of conflict in the disputed South China Sea after years of calm, because Source link link: Risk of South China Sea Strife if Beijing Attempts Defense Zone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Calm before the storm

While waiting for tropical cyclone Mangkhut to enter the Philippine area of responsibility as Ompong, it occurred to me that a more powerful storm is about to disrupt the lives of Filipinos. I’m not referring to the ongoing debate whether this weekend’s storm will be classified as category 5 super typhoon based on trackers of [...] The post Calm before the storm appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Unlikely weapon: petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker

PARIS --- They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game's clanking --- and hefty --- metal balls. Lobbing them in their dozens at the attacker and whacking him on the head with a wooden plank, they managed to bring the horror that befell the 19th district on Sunday night to an end. The attacker is now in custody and police are trying to piece together what happened and what the attacker's motivations for his bloody rampage were. Without the bravery of the three friends, ...Keep on reading: Unlikely weapon: petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

UAAP: Adamson’s Pumaren had the best squeezed out of him by Ateneo’s Baldwin

Adamson University took down Ateneo de Manila University to open the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Perfectly executing the game plan that was prepared in the last three months by head coach Franz Pumaren and his staff, the Soaring Falcons sent a statement at the expense of the defending champion Blue Eagles. At the end of it all, Adamson’s coach Franz was nothing but satisfied that he got the better of Ateneo’s Tab Baldwin – the reigning and defending champion coach of the league. “I love coaching against Tab Baldwin because he’s a juice extractor. Talagang inii-squeeze whatever knowledge I have in basketball in a good way,” the former told reporters post-game. He then continued, “He pushes me to be thinking one step or even (just) half a step ahead of him.” Between them, Pumaren and Baldwin have six UAAP championships. That is exactly why the winning coach knew that even after the Soaring Falcons seemingly took the fight out of the Blue Eagles, the latter stormed right back to tie the tally at 68-all inside the last 80 seconds. Then, the multi-titled mentor told his wards to keep calm and collected. “When they were making a run, I kept telling my players during the timeout that we’re still good. I specifically mentioned to them that Ateneo is a streaky team and they will make their runs so we just have to hang on,” he shared. He then continued, “My only request to them is to keep the game close and let me coach.” That, Adamson did as its defense only allowed one more make the rest of the way just as Jerrick Ahanmisi, Papi Sarr, and Sean Manganti delivered the goods on offense. With the win, the Falcons soared to start the season. They aren’t getting too ahead of themselves just yet, though. Asked if the win proved that they are contenders, coach Franz answered, “We still have to prove ourselves. Winning one game in opening (weekend) winning one game against Ateneo won’t make us a championship team.” He then continued, “We’re still a team struggling to improve our position last season. I think we still have a lot of work to do.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

UAAP: Thirdy on Ateneo s upset loss: It s just the first game

Adamson University pulled off a shocker on defending champion Ateneo de Manila University to start the season. With everybody from Jerrrick Ahanmisi to Jerom Lastimosa doing their part, the Soaring Falcons saw to it that the Blue Eagles’ title defense got off on the wrong foot. While Adamson celebrated and everybody else was amazed at the development, Ateneo was still on an even keel. “It’s just the first game. Let them talk. We’re just here to improve every single game,” Thirdy Ravena told reporters post-game. Head coach Tab Baldwin, calm and collected as ever, could only agree. “I can only congratulate coach Franz [Pumaren] and the team. I say we’ll see them in the second round,” he said. He then continued, “Of course, (people) think there’s asteroids falling outside and the world is ending. We don’t.” In the end, the Blue Eagles’ mentor said that, like he always says after losses, this is just a learning experience for them. “We have to keep our heads up and realize that we play basketball to play well. We didn’t play enough and those moments we didn’t play well enough, we have to learn from it,” he shared. He then continued, “We have to try to improve that so that a different result will be there.” First and foremost, Ateneo now knows better how to have a target on its back. As their head coach put it, “I told our guys that we said that we are everybody’s championship game. Now, we know what that actually means, what that actually feels like.” He then continued, “Now, we have to live up to our word that every one of these games is the only one that matters. If we can do that, I think we’ll be fine.” Indeed, the Blue Eagles only see the upset loss as a wakeup call. “We may or may not admit it, but this game really put us back on the ground. ‘Di ko sinasabing mayabang kami, pero with the way Adamson played, binigyan nila kami ng isa pang challenge na kailangan naming trabahuin,” he remarked. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

BSP revives hedge scheme vs forex swings

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reviving the hedging facility for eligible companies with foreign exchange obligations, which was launched at the height of the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago to calm the foreign exchange market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Roque on 9-year high inflation: Nothing to worry about

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang again downplayed the record-high 6.4% inflation rate in August, saying people should calm down and not worry too much. "Hinay-hinay lang tayo (Let's calm down). It’s higher than usual but it’s nothing to be worried about," said Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Friday, September 7, from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Statement of Sen. Nancy Binay on the bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat and Masbate City

September 3, 2018. I am one with the Filipino people in condemning the bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat and in Masbate City. Nakikiramay at nakikisimpatiya rin ako sa mga kaanak at kaibigan ng mga nasawi at nasugatan. I call on our kababayans to be calm, vigilant, and safe at all times. I urge the…… link: Statement of Sen. Nancy Binay on the bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat and Masbate City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

‘The Equalizer 2’ review: Overlong calm before the storm

The Equalizer, Antoine Fuqua’s 2014 reimagining of the late 80's TV show about a retired secret agent who uses his special skills, training, and remaining government resources to help the masses, is a peculiar actioner. Sequels and copycats In some sense, in a market that was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018