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How magic turned Cosentino’s life around

MANILA, Philippines -  Magic has worked wonders for Cosentino, transforming him from a shy kid with learning difficulties to a master illusionist and showman.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 2018

Not Just Friendship: The Other Important Factor in Intimate Relationships

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! I am not a marriage expert, nor am I a love guru---far from that, actually. Especially being a former Miss-I-Don't -Want-to-Get-Married-Ever, marriage has been a learning and growth process for me. There are days when I am thrown into uncomfortable circumstances where I can choose to either retreat or to step up, and there are al...Keep on reading: Not Just Friendship: The Other Important Factor in Intimate Relationships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 14 min. ago

WATCH: The New Teaser of Alexander McQueen’s Documentary

The life of another fashion designer is being turned into a documentary and we can't wait to see it. McQueen is going to be a "visual masterpiece" about the life of Alexander McQueen. It was directed by Ian Bonhte and produced by Peter Ettedgui. According to Nylon, the two "explored the brilliant life of the designer, who suffered from anxiety and depression, up until he took his own life in 2010." The documentary will include interviews with friends and family of the designer that will give an in-depth look on his personal life. McQueen is set to premiere on April 22 at the Tribeca Film Festival but until then, you can watch the 30-second teaser below and let us know what you...Keep on reading: WATCH: The New Teaser of Alexander McQueen’s Documentary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) and even the first-round playoff series. Playing without injured All-Star center Joel Embiid for the 10th straight game, the Sixers nearly pulled off an epic comeback and rallied from 16 down to just two points late in the fourth. Philly fans were going wild and suddenly the home-court edge that had made the Sixers unbeatable for a month seemed like it would perk the team back up for one more notch on the winning streak. Wade buried two big buckets down the stretch that pushed back the Sixers and tied the series as it shifts to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). The Sixers lost for the first time since March 13 (Mar. 14, PHL time) to Indiana. They won 16 straight to end the regular season and the first game of the playoffs. Wade's play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. He pump-faked his way to 15 points in the quarter — impressive enough, even moreso that he outscored the potent Sixers by two points. The 36-year-old Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career postseason scoring list. After a Game 1 victory where they couldn't miss, the Sixers couldn't make a big bucket in the first half. The Sixers made a team playoff-record 18 three's in Game 1 and missed a whopping 16-of-18 three's in the first half. Robert Covington missed all five and Dario Saric was 0 for 4. The Sixers made four baskets and scored 13 points in the quarter. The Heat slowed the game down — exactly the kind of style where the Sixers needed Embiid in the middle — and used a collective of defenders on Ben Simmons that rattled the rookie point guard early. The passing-and-pushing offense that got the Sixers to the No. 3 seed in the East failed them for the first time since early March. But there was life left in the fourth. Saric was fouled by Wade and sank both from the line to make it 91-82 and he followed with a three the next time down that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Saric broke up a pass on defense that led to a Simmons dunk and suddenly 18 straight wins was within reach. Ersan Ilyasova made a tip shot to close to 98-96. Wade contributed with baskets, assists and free throws over the final 4 minutes to close out the win. Simmons led the Sixers with 24 points and Saric had 23. TIP-INS Heat: Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson had 18. 76ers: Philly native and Hollywood star Kevin Hart rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell and sat courtside a few seats down from Allen Iverson. ... Team consultant Jerry Colangelo was at the game. EMBIID UPDATE Embiid wore his black mask and put on a three-point shootout in pregame that had fans going wild with each shot. Again, there was no timetable on when Embiid would return this series, if at all. "I can't wait to get him back," coach Brett Brown said. "He, to me, is the difference maker. Joel Embiid changes the dynamics in many ways of this team. There will be a reintroduction of him back into the team." LINEUP CHANGE Ilysaova got the start at center for the first time in Embiid's absence over Amir Johnson. REMEMBERING GREER The 76ers held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Hal Greer. Greer died Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) after a brief illness. He was 81. He's the 76ers' career leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played. "He was a graceful man. He was class. He was a gentleman," Brown said. UP NEXT Game 3 is Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and Game 4 is Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Miami......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

A ride fantastic for Azkals

On Philippine football's biggest night, an all too familiar feeling filled the air at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The night that started with plenty of optimism and positivity turned into stress and anxiety as the Philippine Azkals' dream of reaching the AFC Asian Cup for the first time was slowly fading away when a familiar foe in Tajikistan took the lead in the 64th minute. From my vantage point on the commentators' booth, it was tough to see the team that I had the privilege of covering extensively since 2010 once again on the brink of falling short. The Tajikistan goal almost sucked the life out of the stadium and put a dent on the Azkals' morale. Only three players from tha...Keep on reading: A ride fantastic for Azkals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Why I Am a Firm Believer of Memory-Keeping

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! If we've traveled together, you know that I have this habit of keeping tickets, receipts, snack boxes, and even merchandise stickers. It's been one of those things that I've always done since I wasyoung, and I guess, have carried over until the present. I know, it's a bit contradictory to my whole plan of living a more minimalis...Keep on reading: Why I Am a Firm Believer of Memory-Keeping.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

For Kobe Bryant, the name of the game is championships

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Kobe Bryant doesn't think fans have taken "ringsssss" culture too far. The former LA Laker, who has a shirt in snakeprint font with exactly that word (five s's for five championships, naturally), said it's "fair" to discuss players in terms of the rings they've won, during a global media call for his new ESPN+ show "Detail." "I think it's situational," said Bryant. "Obviously, you have individual players who have been phenomenal, have had amazing careers, but haven't won a championship, right? I think we all know that. "But the name of the game is to win championships, right? It's different in most other team sports where an individual can really inspire, challenge, lead, make big plays, get big stops, to be able to lead a team to victory. You can't do it alone, you have to have great teammates, whether it's Magic and Kareem, James Worthy, or Pippen, or Shaquille, whatever the case may be. "Individually you have great players who haven't had the great fortune of winning championships, but by and large I don't think it's unfair to put that pressure on winning championships because that is the name of the game, to win championships." Bryant is coming off an Oscar for "Best Animated Short Film" for his adaptation of "Dear Basketball," and for the Black Mamba, the win gave him some extra credibility, as he gets into his post-hoops life. "I think the important thing for me is to establish myself within this industry as a serious creator," he said. "I mean, I can write. I can edit. I can produce. I can do those things at a serious level. It's not something that's kind of a one-time passion sort of thing. It's just something that we do every single day. "It wasn't something that I just attached my name to as an executive producer, which most people tend to do. This is something I gave birth do. This is something I actually wrote. This is something that I went out and called Glen [director Glen Keane] and got Glen onboard, called John [musician John Williams], got John or board, worked with that vision." Bryant is so locked in on his Kobe Inc. projects, that he doesn't actually miss basketball that much, contrasting himself with Michael Jordan, whom he is often compared to. "I don't have a hard time watching [NBA games] at all. This is where me and Michael [Jordan] differ a lot," he said. "Where I was going through the process of retirement, I think people were kind of assuming Michael and I behave the same way from a competitive standpoint. We're both ridiculously competitive, but it's different to a point, right? "I have this other thing that is calling me that I enjoy doing. I'm completely focused on that. I can watch a game, feel nothing at all. There's no angst, there's no, Man, I want to get back out there. There's literally zero of that." Though he hesitated to participate in what he calls, "the business of clairvoyance-y," Bryant declared the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors as his two favorites to win the NBA championship, ahead of this postseason. "Obviously, a lot of it depends on the health of Golden State. Houston have put themselves in prime position with their length, versatility, their speed, their aggressiveness. They're a very aggressive team. It's a more aggressive team than D'Antoni has had. Phoenix, they play with a lot of speed, but none of those guys are naturally physical. Houston has some real physical players, man. I like where they're at.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Some Ideas on Living a Creative Life (Despite Having a Day Job)

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! I am the type of person who needs to love what she does for work. In my three years here in Singapore, I've done two jobs---one in an advertising agency's accounts department (not for me), and another in a PR agency's social media department (I was a one-woman team handling eight accounts, and I burned out pretty quick). I guess ...Keep on reading: Some Ideas on Living a Creative Life (Despite Having a Day Job).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

How Social Media Affects Me as a 20-Something

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! Last Sunday, I spent some me-time in the library and picked up a book called Way More Luck. It's a tiny, brightly-illustrated compilation of commencement speeches on living with bravery, empathy, and other existential skills. Think of it as a handbook on how to cruise through life. The first speech was by design maven Debbie Mill...Keep on reading: How Social Media Affects Me as a 20-Something.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Girl dies after monks administer ‘black magic’ exorcism

BANGKOK --- Superstitions more suited to the 16th century rather than the 21st have claimed the life of a teenage girl, who succumbed after undergoing a ritual to banish a "black magic curse". Police in Chaiyaphum's Kaeng Khro district are now looking for three men identifying as monks who were allegedly involved in a ritual that required the 18-year-old to drink two large bowls of "holy water", after which she expired. The cause of the girl's death remains a mystery as the monks have fled and removed traces of the so-called holy water, while the body has been cremated. During the ritual on Sunday, the girl vomited and went into shock, after which she was taken to Krang Khro Hos...Keep on reading: Girl dies after monks administer ‘black magic’ exorcism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Check out these Pinoy athletes cute bundles of joy

Have you ever wondered why some of our favorite athletes seem to be so motivated and seem not to get exhausted even after their non-stop grind? Aside from following their well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing their routines, and undergoing other required procedures to ensure their fitness, what surely keeps our favorite athletes in tip-top shape physically, emotionally, and mentally is the love and inspiration they consistently get from their families and other loved-ones.  Those who already have a loving family behind them will surely get inspiration from the irresistible charm of their so adorable babies we spotted on their Instagram accounts! Idris Saint Norwood   Strictly going by the calendar, you were a little early. But to us, you were right on time! Welcome to the the world Idris Saint Norwood! 7.16.17 #LilNorwoods A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Despite just welcoming their newborn Idris Saint a month ago, Gabe had to be separated from his wife and #LilNorwoods for quite some time to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the on-going FIBA Asia tourney in Lebanon. Ezekiel Kai Devance   today im 1! #Ezekielkai #birthdayboy A post shared by joe devance (@them_devance_kids) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Joe Devance stands out not only because of his tallness and unusual hairstyle, but with his incredible performance as a baller and his swagas a dancer as well. And browsing through his IG snaps, it appears that his cute children, including one year old Baby Zeke, also brandish the humor and talent he possesses. Michael James Yap   Buon compleanno amore mio!!! ❤️ A post shared by Mic (@michelacazzola) on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:14am PDT The “little explorer” recently celebrated his birthday party as his doting parents Rain or Shine cager James Yap and Michela Cazzola prepared a safari-themed party for him! Amanda Claire Tiu   To our little one who can turn a rough day into a beautiful one, make a happy day an even sweeter one, and give life a whole new meaning and purpose -- Happy 1st birthday to our dearest Amanda Abu bear!! May you grow up to be beautiful inside out and a faithful servant of Christ. You are our greatest blessing! We love you so much ❤️❤️ - love your Papa and Mama A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:30am PDT One of Baby MJ’s special guests was the pretty unica hija of Chris Tiu with his equally beautiful wife Clarisse who just turned one last June. We wonder if they’re going to be good friends when they grow up? Lucas Alejandro Tenorio   😂😂😆 what happens when I'm queen, and you got a wife/momma that's trippin! 😂😆 matching outfits for all the boys this Father's Day!!!! 😍 lol we love you Daddy @la_tenorio , Happy Dad's day! 😘 A post shared by Chesca B T (@chesca_bt) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:26am PDT The Tenorios have another LA in the house! However, he is not his daddy’s junior. Behold how cute they are in matching outfits, thanks to their power-tripper matriarch.  Zoey Isabelle Rosario   Isa sa aking inspirasyon. Mahal na mahal kita prinsesa ko. Happy 7 months! 😘❤️🎀🌻 #ZoeyIsabelle🌷 A post shared by Jeth Troy U. Rosario (@troyrosario18) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:51am PDT The TropangTexter sophomore forward cannot hide how smitten he is to his seven-month-old princess as his feed is bombarded with candid shots of their Baby Zoey. Despite his busyness in their practices and games, he still finds time to bond with her like clipping off her fingernails. Pristine Althea Cruz   Disneyland you've been great! Had a superb time and my baby @pristinealthea felt like she was in her dreamland. Till next time 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jericho Xavier Cruz (@jerichoxcruz) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12am PDT His father Jericho Cruz is a fleet-footed guard for the ROS Painters. We’re thinking if he exudes the same protectiveness when it comes to their three-year-old baby. David Castro   David at Disneyland🤗 A post shared by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Meet David, the one year old small but terrible son of Asia’s Best Point Guard Jayson Castro. We hope his dad would pass on him his formidable basketball skills so we can have the The Blur Junior in the future. Lucia Intal   my little cheerleader ❤ #babyrocket A post shared by JBL (@jcintal7) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Time flies so fast as JC and Bianca’s little angel is turning two this coming October. No wonder that her daddy is always inspirited to win their games for his little cheerleader is always in the bleachers. Fille Renee Cainglet-Cayetano   We made it to number #1 ! Happy happy birthday @fillereneecayetano my sweet angel! Love you so much!💘 A post shared by Fille C. Cayetano (@fillecainglet_15) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The sweet little angel of Direk Lino Cayetano and Pocari Sweat Lady Warrior Fille Cainglet just reached her first year last August 8! When she grows up, will she be a filmmaker like her dad or an athlete like her mom? Let’s just all find out! Chloe Sapphire Santiago-Manabat   Disney chloe and mommy BIG 'D'😘😘😘 A post shared by Chico Manabat (@kots_chico) on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT Being a daughter to two of this country’s most celebrated people in the athletics department – Mommy Dindin’s one of the finest volleybelles in the league today while Daddy Chico, a former National University Bulldog, is theassistant coach for both Letran Knights and NU Bullpups – we assume that Baby Chloe’s going to be in inclined with sports too! Jace Alonzo Lizardo   First wedding event of jace!! Congratulations insan @naldjpm and carmelie!! God bless you both!! . . #andnewmrandmrsmacapagal #TheLizardoSquad #squadgoals #family A post shared by Japoy Lizardo (@japoy_lizardo) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:35am PDT For sure, the “future champion” of taekwondo power couple Japoy Lizardo and Janice Lagman would also be the future heartthrob as Baby Jace already captures a lot of hearts with his piercing eyes, bewitching smile, and astonishinglong, thick hair. Don’t grow too fast, little champ! We guess, we’re going to have a beautiful and bright future seeing these cute little babies who could be the country’s greatest athletes, artists, or influencers someday!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

The ‘walking’ ‘santos’ that guard Sen. Loren Legarda and family

There's a compelling reason Sen. Loren Legarda believes in prayers. Prayers, she is convinced, and her devotion to Our Lady of Manaoag, saved her twice from cancer. At one point, the senator was already due for surgery when physicians in a New York hospital found carcinoma cells in her thyroid. She prayed, got a second opinion in another hospital, and the cells turned out to be benign. Legarda was raised in a family steeped in tradition, where art, culture and religious ways were part of everyday life. She recalls a childhood in which talking and taking a shower were absolutely prohibited during Good Fridays: "We were instructed to contemplate God's word alone because that ...Keep on reading: The ‘walking’ ‘santos’ that guard Sen. Loren Legarda and family.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Trolling victim

WASHINGTON -- In August last year, Brennan Gilmore’s life was turned upside down. Using his cell phone, he filmed the moment when a man with neo-Nazi and racist views plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on the sidelines of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A woman was….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

The ‘lazy life’ in Italy’s Vernazza town

Like sea lions sprawled on sacrificial slabs of stone, a carpet of oiled-up Italians, unfurled on the fishhook-shaped harbor of Vernazza, sunned themselves on rocks. They were all seduced by the hedonistic pleasures of la vita pigra, or the lazy life. I first heard of this local phrase from Giacomo, a geriatric landlord with a toothy grin and thick glasses, when we exchanged a set of iron keys for a swollen wad of cash (the better part of 300 euros, to be exact). I was in Florence (three hours away via high-speed bus or rapida) at the end of May---and the Tuscan capital, suddenly teeming with tourists, turned moist. The promise of an idle holiday at the Cinque Terre, a qu...Keep on reading: The ‘lazy life’ in Italy’s Vernazza town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Cruz-turned-Mrs. Behag returns focus to volleyball after wedding

Cha Cruz-Behag had been wed for almost a week now but the F2 Logistics captain has yet to enjoy the married life. Right now, Cruz' focus is on her volleyball career. "I'm still motivated to play and this is still my passion and I'm doing my best in training and every game," said Cruz-Behag after their win over Smart in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Cargo Movers bumped their record to 2-1 after their 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 victory and Cruz-Behag was instrumental in the win with her seven points, five of which came off spikes. Cruz-Behag added that her husband Ray has also become busy with his work as an airline pilot and that he h...Keep on reading: Cruz-turned-Mrs. Behag returns focus to volleyball after wedding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Teen athlete eats slug on dare, left disabled for life and in debt

It was a party trick that turned into something life-threatening---and now, a battle against the government. At 19, Australian Sam Ballard ingested a slug during a friend's party. He was then a strapping rugby athlete in Sydney who his mom described as "invincible," reports news.com.au. Now 28, Ballard is a quadriplegic---all his four limbs are paralyzed---and requires round-the-clock care. Unknowingly, the slug was infected with rat lungworm, a parasite in rats that is passed through their feces, usually ingested by snails or slugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of those infected with the parasite "recover fully without treatment." Initially, B...Keep on reading: Teen athlete eats slug on dare, left disabled for life and in debt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Brit actor plays crime-solving magician in ‘Deception’

English actor Jack Cutmore-Scott, who will be playing an illusionist in the new show "Deception," told the Inquirer via a phone interview that it was quite a challenge to portray a character that had been in the biz considerably longer than him. "I've only been doing this for a few years, and he's been a performer his entire life. Cameron Black grew up on the stage...the world of magic and illusion is, by definition, very secretive. I've never had those experiences." Cutmore-Scott's film debut was the 2014 spy-actioner "Kingsman: The Secret Service," where he played a young agent trainee. For the new show debuting on March 12, 9 p.m., on Warner TV, he related that he dug deep i...Keep on reading: Brit actor plays crime-solving magician in ‘Deception’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Home Is Where the Food Is

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! Just like many food lovers and gastronomic enthusiasts out there, I, along with what seems to be three-fourths of my Facebook friends, started watching David Chang's Ugly Delicious on Netflix. Never mind that my husband likes to tease and say that David Chang and I look alike, or that the resemblance is uncanny because we both ha...Keep on reading: Home Is Where the Food Is.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Wang and only

FIVE years ago when he turned 55, I wrote of Millennium Basketball League (MBL) chairman Alex Wang. “In basketball, he is simply known as Mr. Wang. He made basketball a part of his daily life and treated his players like true members of his family. Even at his age, he….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

ONE Championship: Aung La N Sang stops Alexandre Machado to become two-divison champion

23 February 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in Yangon as the capacity crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by an unforgettable championship clash that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, hometown hero “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang scored a quick knockout victory over Alexandre Machado to win the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship and the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night. In the main event of ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang added yet another accolade to his glowing repertoire of awards as a global martial arts superstar, copping the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship with a knockout victory over Brazil’s Alexandre Machado. Aung La N Sang got the job done in just 56 seconds, knocking out Machado with a thunderous high kick. With his remarkable conquest of Machado, Aung La N Sang now has both the ONE Middleweight World Championship and ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship titles in his possession. Aung La N Sang, newly-minted ONE Light Heavyweight Champion, stated: “Life is short, we have to make it count. One thing is for sure Myanmar, when we’re united, nothing can stop us. That head kick is what we’ve been working on. I want to thank everyone that helped me out to get here. I’m in here by myself, but this is a team sport. If we’re united and we’re together, we can do anything. I want to be the best and I want to defend these two belts. I’m not just going to hold them and leave.” In the co-main event of the evening, former world title challenger Ev “E.T.” Ting turned in an outstanding performance by routing Costa Rican martial artist Ariel Sexton, solidifying his position once again as a top contender in ONE Championship’s stacked lightweight division. Opening up the three-round contest by taking the action right to Sexton, Ting connected on a series of fast and powerful strikes, pushing his opponent back up against the cage. In the second round, Ting continued to blast Sexton with serious firepower, featuring his best striking combinations. Sexton tried to change the complexion of the bout in the third round, fishing for a finish with a flying knee and a submission attempt. Ting did just enough to pull away slightly in the third after a gruelling match, and came out victorious via split decision. Local martial arts superstar Phoe “Bushido” Thaw turned in a spectacular performance, stopping Cambodian opponent Sor Sey with an emphatic push kick to the face in the very first round. Thaw, a lethwei practitioner, traded explosive strikes with Sor, a khun khmer specialist, right at the center of the cage. When a left hand staggered Sor along the fence, Thaw capitalized on the opening and abruptly ended matters with his next kick. The official finish came at 1:53 minutes of round one, sending the packed Yangon crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium into a frenzy. In a much-awaited encounter of ONE Championship’s highly-skilled knockout artists, Timofey Nastyukhin emerged triumphant, claiming a unanimous decision victory over Singaporean Muay Thai champion Amir Khan. Nastyukhin exhibited stellar form from the get-go, bombarding Khan with strong overhand rights while looking for the opening to deliver his lethal left hook. Leaning on his heavy hands to overwhelm Khan’s precision striking, Nastykuhin gallantly pushed forward as he threatened to end matters with a flying knee and stifled his opponent with harrowing punches. Nastyukhin punctuated the marquee match-up by outstriking Khan in the third frame, earning an undivided nod from all three judges at cageside. The highly-anticipated bantamweight contest between Japan’s Daichi Takenaka and South Korea’s Dae Hwan Kim ended in a disqualification. After Takenaka took Kim’s back in a standing body triangle, securing a rear naked choke, Kim reacted by spiking Takenaka on his head, which is a prohibited maneuver. The match resulted in a victory for Takenaka, who wins by disqualification. In an intense striking showcase, Myanmar’s Ye Thway Ne and Saw Min Min, two former lethwei practitioners, battled each other in a tremendous three-round war to the delight of a raucous crowd enjoying all the action. The two traded their best offense at the center of the ONE Championship cage for 15 minutes in one of the most exciting striking battles of the evening. In the end, it was two-time Gold Belt Champion Ye Thway Ne who scored the hard-earned victory, winning by split decision by keeping Saw Min Min on the defensive for the majority of the contest. Chinese martial arts ace Li Kai Wen placed himself back on the winning track in emphatic fashion, submitting promotional newcomer Roel Rosauro of the Philippines in just 43 seconds. In an impressive display of ferociousness, Li tagged Rosauro repeatedly with thudding strikes, which eventually sent Rosauro crashing to the canvas. As Rosauro struggled to return to his feet, Li quickly secured dominant top position to wrench his Filipino foe’s neck with a guillotine choke, snaring his first submission victory inside the ONE Championship cage. Indonesian wushu champion Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol impressed the crowd with a modified armbar submission of Krisna Limbaga in a female atomweight contest. After taking Limbaga down to the ground and keeping her opponent ineffective on the mat, Lumban Gaol used her legs to execute a straight armbar that forced the tap with less than a minute to go in the first round. Kicking off ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD were female atomweights from Myanmar. Former two-time Myanmar National Boxing Champion Bozhena Antoniyar made quick work of opponent Shwe Sin in a great performance to start her ONE Championship career. At the opening bell, Antoniyar wasted no time in bringing Sin down to the mat swiftly and finished things off with ground-and-pound to score the fastest knockout in ONE women’s atomweight history. Official results for ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Alexandre Machado by Knockout (KO) at 0:56 minutes of round 1 Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Ariel Sexton by Split Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Featherweight bout: Phoe Thaw defeats Sor Sey by TKO (Strikes) at 1:53 minutes of round 1 Lightweight bout: Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Bantamweight bout: Daichi Takenaka defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Disqualification (DQ) Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Saw Min Min by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Roel Rosauro by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43 minutes of round 1 Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Krisna Limbaga by Submission (Armbar) at 4:05 minutes of round 1 Women’s atomweight bout: Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Shwe Sin by TKO (Strikes) at 0:24 minutes of round 1.....»»

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Dive Deep into the World of Espionage and Seduction in “Red Sparrow”

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