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Turkish delight

We are an embracing culture that is why it’s no longer surprising that Pinoys are welcoming this delightful Turkish offering that’s hitting the small screen – Turkish drama. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardSep 28th, 2020

WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?

In August of 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila played host to arguably one of the biggest matches in ONE Championship lightweight history.  In one corner was Filipino mixed martial arts icon and hometown favorite Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion who was looking to bounce back after dropping the title to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in Japan earlier that year.  Standing in the opposite corner was American star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, a former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion and one of ONE’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Like Folayang, Alvarez was also looking to get back on track after a disappointing KO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE debut.  Considered a dream match by ONE Championship fans, Folayang versus Alvarez was billed as East versus West. One of ONE’s pioneers against one of ONE’s newest stars.  As much as the storylines made the match very intriguing, the stakes were quite high as well.  With the semifinals of the then-ongoing ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix doomed by injuries, the Folayang-Alvarez bout was elevated to Grand Prix semifinals status, meaning that the winner would go on to face Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Finals at ONE: CENTURY.  For Folayang, it was a step towards reclaiming the title that he held at the start of the year. For Alvarez, it was a way to erase the memory of his bitter debut loss and also a step closer towards capturing his third major world championship.  While the Folayang-Alvarez was the third-to-the last bout on the bill, for many of the Pinoy fans in attendance at the MOA Arena that night, it sure felt like the main event.  From the opening bell, the crowd was buzzing, anxious to see of their hometown hero could pull off the massive victory.  Chants of “Folayang! Folayang!” rang through MoA Arena just seconds before the Pinoy connected on a solid counter left hook that definitely got the American star’s attention.  After a flurry of kicks from Folayang, the briefly fell into a nervous silence as Alvarez caught a leg kick and managed to get Folayang to the ground before trapping him in a standing guillotine.  Folayang simply shrugged off the half-hearted submission attempt, much to the delight of the partisan-Pinoy crowd. So far so good for Team Philippines.  A flying knee from Alvarez collided with a spinning back kick from Folayang, which elicited some oohs and ahhs from the crowd, which was ready to go off as soon as their bet landed something big.  Folayang began to pick up steam as he launched strike after strike, throwing kicks, punches, and elbows. It was clear that the Team Lakay star was in control of the stand-up aspect of the fight.  Then, at the 3:37 mark of the first round, the big strike that the fans were waiting for finally came. Folayang, with his massive tree-trunk legs, whipped a right low kick that connected on Alvarez’s left leg, sending the American down to the mat. The way Alvarez sat back down, it looked like he was hurt.  Sensing blood in the water, Folayang went for the kill and began dropping fists as Alvarez tried to defend himself. A failed armbar attempt from Alvarez forced Folayang to reposition himself, moving into side control while still throwing hammerfist after hammerfist.  Then, all of a sudden, Alvarez managed to slip his right hand in between Folayang’s legs and then flip the Pinoy over. Just like that, it was Alvarez who was on top.  Unlike his Pinoy opponent however, Alvarez remained calm and slowly transitioned into full mount. Making things worse, Folayang, likely looking to prevent and ground and pound damage, turned and gave up his back.  Almost immediately, Alvarez sinked his hooks in and flattened Folayang out before locking in a rear naked choke and forcing the Pinoy to tap out.  While he did win, Alvarez would miss out on the Finals anyway after an injury would force him to withdraw as well. As a result, Dagi ended up facing - and losing to - reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.  Folayang was offered the Finals spot against Dagi, but last-minute visa issues would prevent him from being able to step up.  The loss was quite a painful one to swallow, not just for Folayang, but also for the fans.  Folayang admitted after the fight that he had rushed to get the finish, causing him to be a bit careless and make some costly mistakes.  "I was too eager to get the finish, and I think that’s the mistake, I became impatient, and I wanted to finish him as soon as possible but it didn’t go that way, so, that happened," Folayang explained.  But WHAT IF Folayang hadn’t rushed? Close your eyes and imagine:  After chopping Alvarez down with the leg kick at the 3:37 mark, Folayang pounced and picked his spots, landing some good shots to the head, enough to stun the American and force the referee to step in and stop the fight.  Or, what if instead of pouncing, Folayang allowed the visibly hurt Alvarez to get back up and from there, continued to punish The Underground King’s leg (or legs) en route to a TKO finish.  Folayang would have booked his ticked to the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. More importantly, Folayang would have been able to add Alvarez to the name of legend’s he’s beaten, and it would have skyrocketed his stock to even greater heights.  Would he have been able to defeat Dagi in the Finale? Of course it was very much possible. At the rate Dagi was knocking guys out up to that point, Folayang would have likely been considered an underdog, but a high-level striker like Folayang is never without his chances.  If Folayang had been able to get past Dagi as well, it would set up a very intriguing matchup between himself and Lee, which could have been a good matchup for the Pinoy star.  Now, Folayang finds himself once again looking to bounce back following a close loss to Dutch striker Pieter Buist.  Still hungry for a third run as world champion, Folayang will need to work his way back to the top of the division.  Who knows? Maybe two or three wins in, Folayang could find himself standing opposite Alvarez once again, with the chance to re-write history. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron s Islam comments

The backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam intensified Sunday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again urging him to have "mental checks" and protests in Muslim-majority nations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

The Huawei MateBook 14 wants to be your new work buddy

Huawei leaps to the stage with this year’s MateBook 14 Notebook, fired up with AMD’s 4600-H processor. With a 307.5mm width and a height of 15.9mm, the MateBook 14 is one of the thinnest laptops you can get your hands on. It’s sleek and stands out with a premium look and feel. At only 1.49kg, the MateBook 14 is lightweight and easy to tag along where you can work comfortably. The trackpad is big and spacious, making it easier to navigate around. The 14-inch screen is incredible. It features 2160×1440 resolution, bright, and excellent viewing angles. The bezels are also razor-thin, giving more screen space. It also happens to be a touch screen, armed with buttery response of today’s smartphones. No need to navigate the trackpad or mouse for simple tasks, like scrolling pages up or down. The hinges are solid and sturdy. You’d need two hands to pry open this laptop and for me, that’s good. You can punch the keys at a rapid pace without experiencing any wobbling. One of the most important things I personally look into for choosing laptops, is the keyboard. Besides having sufficient and comfortable travel between keystrokes, it’s a personal preference to have that “snappy” feel to it. I’m sure I’m not alone in the world with that keyboard preference. And it’s a delight to report the MateBook 14 has that “snappy” feel in its keyboards, making typing an enjoyable experience. When working at night with the lights off, the MateBook 14 features a backlit keyboard. The MateBook 14 is only a new component in Huawei’s entire ecosystem. To bridge mobility and workflow, the Huawei Share allows you to transfer files between the laptop and Huawei smartphone seamlessly. So, if you need to hurry off, just tap your Huawei phone into the MateBook 14 and you can keep on working while outside. The MateBook 14 is a strong addition to Huawei’s laptop lineup. If you’re looking to get a solid laptop for work or for online learning, the MateBook 14 is worth checking out......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Premier realme 7 Series and Buds Q now Official in PH

realme Philippines has officially launched the new realme 7 series and its latest smart audio device realme Buds Q, raising the standards for a midrange smartphone and TWS experience. To the delight of fans, realme launched the devices with bucket loads of promos for both its online store on LazMall and its offline stores nationwide. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

realme 7 Series, Buds Q now in PH, offer elevated experience

realme Philippines has officially launched the new realme 7 series and its latest smart audio device realme Buds Q, raising the standards for a midrange smartphone and TWS experience. To the delight of fans, realme launched the devices with bucket loads of promos for both its online store on LazMall and its offline stores nationwide......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

PH extends anti-dumping duty on flour from Turkey

The Tariff Commission slapped another three-year anti-dumping duty on Turkish flour after 16 months of investigation into the dumping activities of Turkish millers......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Anti-dumping duty on Turkish flour extended

The Tariff Commission has extended for three years the anti-dumping duty imposed on Turkish wheat flour imports......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Israelis rejoice in weed from heaven

Cannabis rained from on high in Israel's liberal hub of Tel Aviv this week as legalisation campaigners used a drone to airdrop bags of the drug, sparking delight on the ground......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Troubled waters: Greek-Turkish escalations in the Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey have increased their military manoeuvres in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. At the heart of the dispute between the historic rivals lies the search for hydrocarbons.T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Rare calm at British museums

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Getting close to the animated T-Rex at London’s Natural History Museum normally requires long queues and sharp elbows. But today, only a handful of children shriek in delight as it roars. With tourists staying away and visitor numbers limited due to coronavirus, the popular exhibit is unrecognizably quiet — as […] The post Rare calm at British museums appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Deco delight

This fascinating style of architecture is found all over the country but is not appreciated by the general public, most government officials and the business community involved in real estate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

Seven Turkish security personnel killed in reconnaissance plane crash

Seven Turkish security personnel have died after their plane crashed into a mountain in the east of the country, state media reported Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

Fourth of July delight

The Fourth of July celebrations in the United States may have already wrapped up days ago, but here at the city’s finest hotel, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, the blowout continues with a special treat from Executive Pastry Chef Francis “Arjay” Oliveros. For only PHP 1,350.00/order, delight yourself with our pastry chef’s luscious red […] The post Fourth of July delight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

France pulls plug on country’s oldest nuclear plant

France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have long warned of contamination risks, but stoking worry for the local economy. The Fessenheim plant, opened in 1977 and already three years over its projected 40-year life span, became a target for […] The post France pulls plug on country’s oldest nuclear plant appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Top Turkey court says Kurdish leader s jailing violated rights

The long detention of Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is a violation of his rights, a top Turkish court ruled in a decision published on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel’s Ube-Langka Cheesecake

Celebrate 122 Years of Philippine Independence with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino this Friday, June 12, 2020, by indulging in their luscious Ube-Langka Cheesecake. For only P765, one can enjoy the taste of victory and freedom by Waterfront Executive Pastry Chef Arjay’s masterful delight. Relish this heavenly delight all week-long from June 12 to […] The post Celebrate Independence Day with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel’s Ube-Langka Cheesecake appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

Turkish mosques on Friday reopened for mass prayers more than two months after they had shutdown, as the government eased restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Globe Telecom& rsquo;s customer experience programme proves that brands that listen are the ones that make a difference

Powered by world-class consulting from Kantar and Medallia technology, the programme is now seen to unite every unit at Globe to delight their customers.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Greece dismisses reports Turkey occupied border strip

Greece on Sunday dismissed reports that Turkish soldiers had occupied a strip of Greek territory in the Evros border region, where Athens is expanding a fence to keep migrants out......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Talisay City’s PT4 contact tracing results: 15 out of 16 negative of virus

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The contact tracing swab results of Talisay City’s fourth coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient have returned negative. At least 15 out of 16 samples have returned negative of the virus much to the delight of Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas in his Facebook post. Patient Number 4 (PT4) is a resident […] The post Talisay City’s PT4 contact tracing results: 15 out of 16 negative of virus appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020