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So, Russian ‘nagbiyakan’

LUMANDING sa four-way tie sa second place si super Grandmaster Wesley So matapos makipag­hatian ng puntos kay GM Nikita Vitiugov ng Russia sa Round 3 ng 2020 Tata Steel Masters na ginaganap sa Wijk aan Zee sa Netherlands, kahapon......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2020

Trump briefed on Russian bounties in February

Donald Trump received a written briefing about alleged Russian bounties offered to Afghan militants to kill American troops as early as February, The New York Times said Monday in a new report undercutting the US president’s assertion that he was not told of the threat. Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media […] The post Trump briefed on Russian bounties in February appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Trump clueless on Russian bounty on US forces

The White House has denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The rewards were purportedly incentives to the guerrillas to target US forces, as Trump tries to withdraw troops from the conflict-torn country — one of the […] The post Trump clueless on Russian bounty on US forces appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

ONE Champ Christian Lee open to fight with former titleholder Eduard Folayang

Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee may be young, but he’s proven throughout his career that he won’t back down from a challenge.  In early 2019, the 22-year old jumped up to the lightweight division and survived an early onslaught from grappling ace and former two-time world champion Shinya Aoki to dethrone the Japanese legend and become the new lightweight king.  Later that year, Lee stepped up on short notice to take on surging knockout artist Saygid Guseyn “Dagi” Arslanaliev in the finals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix. Lee would stifle Dagi and end up winning the tournament.  Now, Lee gets ready to take on all comers as the top dog in one of ONE Championship’s most stacked divisions.  Up next for the Singaporean star is expected to be undefeated Moldovian challenger Iuri Lapicus, who took out Thai veteran Shannon Wiratchai and former featherweight world champion Marat Gafurov to earn a shot at ONE gold.  For Lee however, he’s ready for anyone that steps up to him.  “I will defend my belt against anyone, anytime. The lightweight division is the most stacked division in ONE Championship, so I feel like it will only be right to start with the number one contender and work my way down until my division is cleared out,” Lee told ONE Championship.  While not currently in the top-5 of the lightweight division, former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion and Filipino MMA icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang appears to be on the radar of the champion as well.  “I would love to share the ONE Circle with Eduard Folayang,” Lee shared. “I have a lot of respect for all that he’s accomplished in his career, and I think that we could put on a great show for the fans.” Folayang first captured the ONE Lightweight World Championship back in 2016, stunning the world with an upset win over Aoki, becoming the first man to dethrone the Japanese star. In late-2018, Folayang bested top lightweight contender Amir Khan for the vacant world championship.  “Eduard is a very good striker, and is now rounding out his wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu,” Lee added. “However, I feel that his main strengths are his heart and his killer instinct. He’s the two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion, so he doesn’t have many weaknesses. I think he’s a great fighter.” Another name that Lee mentioned is former UFC Lightweight World Champion Eddie Alvarez, who’s one of the biggest names on ONE’s lightweight roster.  “Eddie [Alvarez] has done enough in his career to make him a legend of this sport, so I would love to share the ONE Circle with him when the time comes. I think that our styles would make for an exciting fight for the fans,” said Lee. Alvarez has split his first two outings under the ONE banner, losing to Russian star Timofey Nastyukhin in his debut before bouncing back and submitting Folayang.  (READ ALSO: WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?) “I think that Eddie is a very well-rounded mixed martial artist. He has great striking, wrestling, and just recently displayed great Jiu-Jitsu in his last outing against Eduard Folayang. He’s a very complete fighter who does not have too many weaknesses. It would be a big mistake to underestimate his skill set,” Lee continued.  Ultimately, Lee’s plan is to clear out the lightweight division before going back down to featherweight and rekindle an old rivalry against reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen.  Lee and Nguyen have crossed paths twice before, with Nguyen coming out on top both times.  “After I successfully defend my belt, I plan on going back down to featherweight to challenge Martin Nguyen for his title,” said Lee. “I am the reigning and undisputed ONE Lightweight World Champion, and also the number one contender in the featherweight division. The only reason I go back down to featherweight will be to fight for the title.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian COVID-19 cases surpass 613,000

BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 7,113 new COVID-19 cases in the pa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Russia stages grand WWII parade

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Columns of tanks and troops paraded through Moscow as Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over grand World War II commemorations to stir up patriotic fervor ahead of a vote on extending his rule. Putin was flanked on Red Square by elderly war veterans in uniforms laden with medals as thousands of […] The post Russia stages grand WWII parade appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

Russia says 489 medics died from coronavirus

Nearly 500 Russian medics who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, the head of the state health watchdog said Thursday, a far higher figure than given before. “489 — that is medics, unfortunately we have lost almost 500 of our colleagues,” the Roszdravnadzor watchdog chief Alla Samoilova said at an online conference, TASS state […] The post Russia says 489 medics died from coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Ex-athletics chief faces court over corruption

Paris, France—Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing body, goes on trial in Paris on Monday facing a potential 10-year prison sentence on charges of accepting millions of dollars to cover up Russian doping tests......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Russia to spend over $70 billion on virus recovery plan

The Russian government plans to spend about five trillion rubles ($72 billion) on a plan to restore the economy following the coronavirus shutdown, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Tuesday. The programme to boost employment, incomes and economic growth “contains over 500 actions, its cost over two years will be about five trillion rubles,” Mishustin told […] The post Russia to spend over $70 billion on virus recovery plan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload

Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions despite having the world's third-largest caseload......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload

Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions despite having the world’s third-largest caseload. The relaxation of the confinement orders in Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s outbreak with a population of more than 12 million, comes after President Vladimir Putin announced the epidemic had […] The post Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Dubov nears title

Russian Daniil Dubov advanced to the finals of the $1 million Carlsen online grand chess tour second leg with a convincing 2-0 (5.0-2.0) win over China’s No. 1 Ding Liren as his first online major title hunt continued to gather momentum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Four dead as Russian helicopter crashes at airport

A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia's remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian confirmed cases increase to 344,481

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 8,599 new COVID-19 cases in the las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Ineta Akhtyamova's husband flew into a rage in late April, about a month into Moscow's coronavirus lockdown......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Russian Embassy calls for unity on 75th Victory Day

Although celebrating in a subdued manner, Russians undoubtedly fulfilled the essence of the Victory day to commemorate the heroes’ lives. The post Russian Embassy calls for unity on 75th Victory Day appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

WHAT IF...Tony Koyfman played for the Blue Eagles in UAAP Season 80 Finals?

In UAAP Season 79, Ateneo de Manila University completed an amazing sweep of the men’s tournament. The Blue Eagles stamped their class on the competition thanks to the powerful tandem of Marck Espejo and Tony Koyfman and the then graduating pair of Rex Intal and Josh Villanueva as they went unbeaten in 16 games, including a pair of thrilling five-setters in the championship series against National University. However, the following season proved to be huge challenge for Ateneo not just because of the departure of Intal and Villanueva but also with the absence of Koyfman. The Russian-American skipped Season 80 because of health issues. With the 6-foot-8 opposite hitter out, Espejo had to shoulder most of the scoring load for the Blue Eagles in his swan song. Ateneo managed to advance to the Finals, but Espejo, who made history with his 55-point explosion in the semis against Far Eastern University, could only do so much against the onslaught of the Bulldogs as the Blue Eagles' three-year reign crumbled in two games.        Ateneo sorely missed the services of Koyfman in that series. But what if Koyfman suited up for the Blue Eagles in that championship showdown? Koyfman would have given Ateneo an added offensive threat, first of all. The Blue Eagles that season still had one the one of the league’s best playmakers in Ish Polvorosa and with him controlling the offense and with more options at hand, it would surely have caused problems for the Bulldogs’ net defense. Koyfman’s presence would have eased the scoring burden of Espejo, who was the obvious marked man in that series. In Season 79, Koyfman averaged 14.5 points per game in the Finals on his way to winning the Finals Most Valuable Player award. With the tandem of Koyfman and Espejo at the wings, it would also free up other scoring threats like Ron Medalla, John Rivera, Gian Glorioso and middle Chu Njigha. Koyfman would’ve also been an imposing defensive piece for Ateneo at the net. With him around to help Glorioso and Njigha, the Blue Eagles would’ve given NU’s top spikers Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad a hard time penetrating their attacks or pose a challenge for Kim Malabunga and Francis Saura at the middle.           Another key contribution that he could've given the Blue Eagles was his championship experience. The Bulldogs paraded an intact core. It would've had been a better matchup had the Katipunan-based squad had another veteran available.  Although, we cannot say if Ateneo can indeed complete the four-peat with Koyfman around against a very determined NU squad, we can agree that he was a missing piece to the Blue Eagles championship puzzle that season.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Syria rebel, regime forces face off in Libya

While a ceasefire in Syria has reduced combat between rebels and government forces, mercenaries from the two sides are still fighting in Libya on behalf of their Russian and Turkish backers......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian PM recovers from COVID-19, back to work

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, previously tes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian confirmed cases grow to 281,752

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 9,709 new COVID-19 cases in the pas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

Russian medics ask where Putin s virus bonuses went

Maria, a 24-year-old doctor working outside Moscow, expected to be paid extra if one of her patients tested positive for the coronavirus. Instead, her salary shrank......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020