Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’ aims to take down Floyd Mayweather

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa speaks to the media after a training session at his boxing gym in Matsuda, Chiba prefecture on December 18, 2018. – Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month.“I want to kick his ass,” the 20-year-old baby-faced southpaw told reporters after a training session in the city of Matsudo near Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ He added that he suspected Mayweather was “not taking the bout seriously”.Nasukawa is considered something of a prodigy in Japanese fighting circles and began learning karate at the age of five.Like Mayweather, he is unbeaten, boasting a 28-0 record as a professional kickboxer with 21 wins by knockout. He has four wins from four matches in mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img The New Year’s Eve bout, first announced in early November, was abruptly scrapped by the unbeaten 41-year-old American after a “misunderstanding” over the fight’s terms, according to mixed martial arts promoter RIZIN.But it was back on as an exhibition match after RIZIN chief Nobuyuki Sakakibara flew to Los Angeles for talks with Mayweather and agreed to an orthodox boxing match without kicking, which will be a disadvantage for Nasukawa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I want to make surprising moves,” said the Japanese fighter, who has just returned from an intensive two-week boxing training in Las Vegas. “I want to fully use the kickboxing skills I have.”Nasukawa now weighs 61 kilograms and is is four inches (10 centimeters) shorter than Mayweather, who has won world titles in five different weight classes. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Model-turned-fighter Rome Trinidad finds inspiration in Catriona Gray’s Miss U win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Amir ready for hostile reception at Lord’s, ‘boring’ Ashwin gears up for Caribbean challenge and more

first_imgAmir will find life in England difficult: Ian ChappellFormer Australian captain Ian Chappell said cricket has been too soft on corrupt players and insisted that Mohammed Amir should have never been allowed back into the international game after his role in the spot-fixing scandal.Ashwin ready to bowl ‘boring’ spells during West Indies TestsIndia’s ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin won’t mind bowling “boring spells all day” on slow West Indies tracks during the upcoming four-Test series starting July 21.Australia rope in Muralitharan to plot against Sri LankaKeen to beat Sri Lanka in their own spin game, Australia have roped in local spin great Muttiah Muralitharan to help their slow bowlers ahead of the three-Test series beginning at Pallekele later this month.Terror attack planned on French Olympic team in RioA Brazilian Islamist militant was plotting an attack against the French delegation at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of a French intelligence agency has said.Cuba’s volleyball team to compete at Olympics despite rape probeThe Cuban men’s volleyball team will compete in the Rio Olympics despite the detention of six of its players in Finland over a suspected aggravated rape, an official said.last_img read more

Here Are The Announcers For The Alabama vs. Louisville Game

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Alabama and Louisville open up the 2018 season with a neutral site battle in Orlando.Things might have been different had Lamar Jackson made the shocking decision to stay for another year. Of course, he wound up heading to the NFL.That, plus the overall difference in talent and recent results on the field have Alabama as a very, very big favorite in this one.Alabama vs. Louisville will be a prime time match-up on Saturday night.Kick-off for the game is set at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Here’s who will be on the call for the big game:Play-by-play: Chris FowlerGame analyst: Kirk HerbstreitSideline reporter: Maria TaylorOhio State is a 24.5-point favorite in this game.last_img read more

Healthcare for the commoner

first_imgThe health of the common people reflects the health of a nation. It is essential to a socialist and democratic state to ensure the prevalence of a fair degree of public health and to facilitate for the common man hassle-free access to basic to necessary healthcare. Although we stand very proud on the constitutional ideals that categorically uphold the will and well-being of the people, when it comes to implementation, that gaping distance between what ought to be and what is, is one to bring embarrassment. Healthcare is as complex a sector as it is crucial: the requirement of quality manpower and its management for optimal result is no simple feat in a socialist democracy like India. The very intricate network of a variety of professional demands and requirements make healthcare sector one whose any anomaly cannot be addressed in isolation. Beginning with education, the training of doctors has severely compromised on the quality of young professionals produced, owing largely to the inadequate number of seats in reputed colleges (reputed for providing quality learning and the facilities to enable such learning) and numerous medical colleges mushroomed across the country. After the vigorous struggle at the very basic level, the dearth of hospitals and suitable medical facilities add to the unreasonable workload of government-employed doctors; the pitiable, well-below-recommended doctor-patient ratio, substandard facilities, lack of convenient connectivity and accessibility in general make a doctor’s job in India far much harder. Add to the tendency of Indian relatives to lash out on the doctor in case of death. The trust deficit between the family of the patient and doctors is yet another factor that fuels this kind of outburst that is rather common, unfortunately, across the country. The incident at Kolkata’s NRS Hospital that made national headline is a case in point: the demise of an elderly patient led to a situation which proved the far graver implications than just bringing to standstill the hospital administration at large. It is definitely not unpredictable what might become of a society in the absence of a well-functioning healthcare system. Coming to facilities that a reasonable hospital must be equipped with, the epidemic that has struck Bihar’s Muzaffarpur area screams loud and clear of the need to have in place some very basic components of healthcare facilities, beginning with a reasonable number of doctors to attend to the host of patients coming in. The not-so-distant incident of Gorakhpur where several children had to die in a hospital due to lack of oxygen is, in fact, murder if sate and administration could commit it. And yet again children have died there of acute encephalitis syndrome. There is an urgent need for upgraded and better-maintained infrastructure in combination with coordinated facilities for the convenience of the common man. Redressing the issue by privatising is not the solution, commercialisation and profit motive do no good to public health. It is the government which must effectively come to rescue.last_img read more

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RIM leads TSX higher

The Toronto stock market was ahead Monday near midday as commodities traded in a tight range and Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) shares continued their upwards trek.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 40.05 points to 12,765.74. The TSX Venture Exchange was 2.45 points higher to 1,237.77.The Canadian dollar was down 0.11 of a cent to 100.72 cents US, near a three-week low.U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In commodities, February bullion rose $2.50 to US$1,689.50 an ounce while copper prices were down.The February crude contract on the Nymex slid 44 cents to US$95.12 a barrel.Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) rose another seven per cent as the BlackBerry maker heads towards the unveiling of its new smartphones on Jan. 30. Its stock was up $1.32 to $17.03 on Monday. That’s more than 170 per cent above a 52-week low of $6.10 hit last September.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has benefited from recent analyst upgrades and an interview with CEO Thorsten Heins in a German newspaper, where he suggested the company could sell its hardware division and licence its operating system to a third party.Elsewhere, the board of directors at Rona Inc. is being renovated under the watchful eye of two major fund managers that have a large stake in the struggling home improvement retailer.Rona (TSX:RON) has been under fire from many investors since the Montreal-area company defeated a proposed takeover attempt by Lowe’s. Its shares gained 30 cents to $11.80.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) shares were ahead four cents to $2.44 after the landing gear of an Air Canada Jazz plane fell off after it landed at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Sunday. Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said pilots kept complete control of the plane during the incident, which saw emergency vehicles race out to the plane as a precautionary measure.Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.8 per cent to 6,181.64, while Germany’s DAX advanced 0.6 per cent to 7,748.60. France’s CAC-40 gained 0.5 per cent to 3,760.70.Earlier in Asia, markets were more cautious, with Japanese shares hit hard by a rise in the yen. The Nikkei 225 fell 1.5 per cent to close at 10,747.74.The Bank of Japan began a two-day policy meeting and has been under pressure from the new government to take more aggressive steps to fight the long deflationary slump in the world’s third largest economy. Some analysts expect the bank to expand its asset-purchasing program and set an inflation target. read more

Alberta on track to having Canadas most aggressive carbon pricing system by

OTTAWA — Move over, British Columbia: Canada’s oilpatch next door in Alberta is on track to have Canada’s most aggressive carbon pricing system by 2020.That’s the conclusion of a new study that compares the coverage of various carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes in four provinces that have all embraced market-based approaches to cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.The report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent, non-partisan research body, comes as a federal-provincial working group is wrestling with ways to co-ordinate a new pan-Canadian price on carbon emissions.Chris Ragan, the McGill University economist and commission chairman, says an early version of the paper was sent to the working group about six weeks ago.Canada should adopt an emissions tax to fund green energy research: CD Howe InstituteTerence Corcoran: The economic fraud of Ontario’s carbon pricingCurbing carbon emissions will cost the economy, but not changing ‘could be substantial,’ PBO saysIt’s a politically contentious subject complicated not just by some provincial and territorial governments that are reluctant to impose any carbon price, but also by very different pricing systems in provinces that are already on board.Finding a transparent way to compare provincial pricing — and to set common national pricing parameters — could avoid a politically divisive “zero sum game” argument over dividing up emissions reductions by province, says the study. Comparable pricing, regardless of what system each province uses to achieve it, also offers provincial flexibility while realizing the economic efficiencies of having a relatively uniform carbon price across Canada.The study’s five authors found that factoring in how much of the economy is covered by the price signal matters a great deal, and that emissions trading credits also must be considered for a true province-to-province comparison.“The obvious point here is that you can’t just look at price to compare things,” Ragan said in an interview. “At a minimum you’ve got to think about price and coverage.”B.C. was the first province to impose a carbon tax back in 2008, but because 30 per cent of the provincial economy isn’t exposed to B.C.’s current $30-per-tonne tax, the effective tax rate is more like $21 per tonne, says the study. Alberta’s new, broader carbon tax will eclipse it by 2020, coming in at $23.40.“B.C. likes to think of itself as the most stringent policy because they’ve got the higher price,” said Ragan.“They have a higher price but actually don’t have the most stringent policy because they have relatively low coverage.”Quebec’s existing cap-and-trade carbon market covers 85 per cent of the provincial economy, making it the most comprehensive in Canada. Quebec, like Ontario, is part of the Western Climate Initiative which includes the state of California in a carbon permit trading market. Quebec’s current marginal price of about $16.40 per tonne makes its carbon cost appear much smaller than B.C.’s, but after factoring in coverage rates and the impact of imported emissions permits, the commission found that by 2020 Quebec’s effective price will be $18.08 per tonne.Ontario will be a little further back, with an effective carbon price of $17.83.Alberta, meanwhile, will see its rising carbon tax cover 78 per cent of the province’s economy by 2020, leaving it with the highest effective carbon price per tonne in the country.“The paper was shared with the federal-provincial carbon pricing mechanisms working group, and I expect it will be a helpful perspective,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a statement.“This work will help with my ongoing conversations with the provinces to develop carbon pricing tools that suit each province’s unique economy.” read more

Sentencing in the trial of Craigslist sexual assault

The last person charged in the disgusting sexual assault of a 7 year old Hamilton girl is awaiting his fate after standing trial yesterday. While he admits to assaulting the young girl, he fought back accusations that he knew the act was being filmed for online consumption.He is denying allegations that he knew his friend was recording him sexually assaulting a 7-year old girl in April of 2016.In order to protect the girl’s identity, neither men have been named.The man’s friend was dating the young girl’s mother at the time of the assault. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in February for sexually assaulting the child repeatedly and inviting other pedophiles to join via Craigslist. The abuse took place for over a year.The Crown says there’s no way the defendant didn’t know he was being filmed seeing that his friend was capturing the incident with the light on just inches away from him but he says he was too drunk and high on cocaine to have noticed.On August 28th, the judge is set to make a decision whether the man is guilty of making child porn. That along with sexual assault, which he admitted to last Monday, carry sentences ranging from 1 to 14 years.This trial has been going on for over two years, so long that one of the previously convicted are already out on parole. Last week, John Ghallager was granted day parole, he served 18 months of his three and a half year sentence, it’s a development that doesn’t sit well with the victim’s family.“I was shocked that he was going to be released to that halfway house in Hamilton. It’s awful, this has been 2.5 years of sheer hell for me and my family anyone else who had to listen to the horrific details, so one is getting released and another hasn’t even been sentenced yet.”Five people in total have been charged in connection with these crimes. Along with the girl’s primary attacker, Rui Da Silva and Sonya Lucas, both of Kitchener Waterloo, are serving eight and eight and a half years sentences respectively for their participation in the girl’s abuse.The aunt of the girl says she’s doing better now that she’s living with her biological father and is looking forward to attending summer camp. However, while this chapter in her family’s life is coming to a close, she says she can’t help but think that the same type of abuse continues to happen to other young children. read more

Energy sector weighs on Toronto stock index US stock markets trade lower

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading as the energy sector stepped back, while U.S. stock markets also lost ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 17.98 points at 16,766.31.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 141.35 points at 26,829.36. The S&P 500 index was down 19.58 points at 2,965.29, while the Nasdaq composite was down 84.32 points at 7,993.06.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.37 cents US compared with an average of 75.36 cents US on Wednesday.The November crude contract was down 89 cents at US$55.60 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down 9.2 cents at US$2.426 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$4.30 at US$1,516.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 3.10 cents at US$2.58 a pound.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press read more

Western Sahara Annan recommends 2month extension for UN mission

In his latest report to the Security Council on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), circulated to Council members today, the Secretary-General suggests extending the Mission’s mandate until 31 March in order to give the parties time to consider the proposal for a political solution, which provides for self-determination as requested by a Council resolution adopted last July. The Secretary-General recalls that James A. Baker III, his Personal Envoy guiding negotiations to end the conflict over the Western Sahara, travelled to the region just last week to present and explain the proposal to the parties and neighbouring countries. “Every possible option has been presented to the parties, aimed at reaching an agreed solution,” Mr. Annan says, emphasizing that the responsibility of reaching a positive conclusion now rests solely with the parties of the conflict. On the basis of Mr. Baker’s visit, which included meetings with the Moroccan Government and the leadership of the Frente POLISARIO, as well as officials from neighbouring Mauritania and Algeria, the Secretary-General says that he and his Personal Envoy will soon provide to the Council their views of the options available regarding Western Sahara. “As the parties consider the proposal,” the Secretary-General says, “I urge them to keep in mind the years of suffering this long-standing question has caused to thousands of innocent people in the Territory, in refugee camps and who remain prisoners of war.” He also urges the parties to seize this new opportunity to provide the people of the Western Sahara a better life. read more