Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UFC boss meets with Floyd Mayweather’s team Ioka (23-1), who is seven years the junior of the 36-year-old Nietes, ended a 16-month retirement when he scored a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo after 10 rounds in his first fight in the junior bantamweight division and in the United States.Nietes and Ioka were actually in the same SuperFly 3 card on Sept. 8, 2018.Both Nietes and Ioka are three-division World champions winning titles in the flyweight, light flyweight, and minimumweight divisions.“It won’t be an easy fight either way but Donnie has always been confident,” said Aldeguer. “Ioka is a bigger name and comes from a respected country like Japan.”“Nietes wants the biggest fights out there and this fight is a step towards it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments If Nietes wins the bout, he will join fellow Filipino IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas as titlists in the 115-lb division.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college As per Ring Magazine, the ruling was brought upon during the WBO Convention in Panama with Nietes’ promoter Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions confirming the news.“In principle, the fight is done is a done deal,” said Aldeguer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRing added that Aldeguer and Ioka’s promoter TLAROCK and manager Taku Nagashima discussed everything and that the contract signing was a mere formality.Nietes (41-1-5) had his first chance at the WBO junior bantamweight belt when he took on fellow Filipino Aston Palicte (24-2) but the judges ruled on a split decision draw in the Sept. 8, 2018 fight that left the sanctioning without a champion in the division. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netFilipino boxing icon Donnie Nietes can get another chance to become a four-division World champion after the World Boxing Organization ordered him to fight Japanese star Kazuto Ioka.The bout will be for the sanctioning body’s vacant World junior bantamweight (the super flyweight division in the WBC, IBF, and WBA) belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Liberian medical doctor, scientist and inventor, Dougbeh Chris NyanLiberian scientist and medical doctor, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan is among a select group of twenty African innovators invited by the Government of Egypt to participate in the Africa 2017 Business Forum and the Young Entrepreneurs Day (YED) event.The Egyptian Government and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invited Dr. Nyan to present his groundbreaking invention that detects and identifies three to seven infectious diseases in 10 to 40 minutes using one test.The Africa Business Forum is a landmark event organized by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of the Egyptian Government in conjunction with the Regional Investment Agency of COMESA. This year’s event will be held under the theme, “Business for Africa, Egypt and the World – Driving Investment for Inclusive Growth” and hosted in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh from December 7 to 9.The forum will draw 250 handpicked delegates, while the Africa 2017 YED will feature the rising entrepreneurial stars of the continent, who includes Dr. Nyan.According to a dispatch, the event will also welcome leading private investment firms, visionary policymakers and a roster of farsighted African leaders who are currently changing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and the world.According to the release, the 2017 African Innovation Special Prize Laureate, Dr. Nyan along with his company, Shufflex Biomed, is one of the select founders and young entrepreneurs that will engage in a series of entrepreneurial discussions with leading investment firms and multinational corporations.Dr. Nyan, was recognized and invited by the Egyptian Government and the COMESA regional economic block for his groundbreaking invention.According to biomedical experts, the “Nyan Test” is inexpensive and simple to use, and can be transported to inaccessible hard-to-reach rural settings. The test can detect diseases such as HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, Ebola, Malaria, as well as Typhoid, Yellow fever and Tuberculosis, in less than an hour, whereas conventional methods take three hours to seven days to detect and identify one infection.“At the moment, we are currently seeking funding and investment to facilitate the present stage of producing our second generation prototype of the test, conduct field trials in Africa and South America, obtain pre-market clearances in various regulatory jurisdictions, and get the diagnostic test ready for the market,” said Dr. Nyan, whose invention won the prestigious Africa Innovation Special Prize for Social Impact in July this year.He further stated, “I am humbly requesting African governments and financiers to support the production of this diagnostic test for the people of Africa and the world. We Africans must support each other to find solutions to Africa’s enormous healthcare, socioeconomic problems,” Dr. Nyan said.On July 26 this year during Liberia’s Independence Day, Dr. Nyan, in line with his pan-Africanist outlook, dedicated his award and invention to the peoples of Africa. For now, it remains to be seen how Liberia and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will engage as Egypt and COMESA are apparently taking a promising and supportive lead on Dr. Nyan’s invention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hamburg just won’t go down, will they?Trailing Karlsruher 1-0 in the final minute of their Bundesliga play-off match, the six-time German champions looked like they would finally drop into the second tier.However, as the clock ticked into stoppage time, up stepped Marcelo Diaz.The Chile international, who signed for Die Rothosen from Basel in February, curled home a beauty of a free-kick to force the game into extra-time, where they won to retain their status in the top flight.Legendary status secured.Nicolai Muller poked home Hamburg’s winner in the 115th minute to consign their opponents to the second tier for another season, while the victors remain in the Bundesliga for a record 53rd successive season. They are also the only club to never suffer relegation since the league’s inception in 1963.Footballing drama at its’ finest. 1 Marcelo Diaz
Wainfest 2013, Donegal County Council Library Service Arts and Book festival kicks off tomorrow 12th October and runs until Saturday 19th. There are thirteen FREE family friendly events throughout the county including archaeology, science, creative writing and music events.This is also the last week to enter the “Get Caught Reading Competition” where children aged 4-14 can enter a photo of someone or something caught reading in an unusual or inspiring place or situation. For more information visit www.donegallibrary.ie or follow us on facebook and twitter. WAINFEST KICKS OFF IN DONEGAL TOMORROW was last modified: October 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalWainfest 2013
BREAKING SHOWBIZ NEWS: Glenties singer Paddy Molloy is through to the next round of The Voice of Ireland.Mentor Kian Egan had earlier said Paddy’s performance of One Direction’s ‘The Story of My Life’ had shown he was “a pop star in the making.”Paddy got through tonight on a combination of votes from the judges – who gave him 21 – and the public vote. That meant Kian had to choose his second contestant and he chose Daneka. DONEGAL SINGER PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO NEXT ROUND OF ‘THE VOICE’ was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGlentiesPaddy MolloyThe Voice of Ireland
Youngsters Reece Grego-Cox and Michael Petrasso will get another run-out for QPR’s development side this afternoon.Both players have been building up their match fitness following injuries and will start for Rangers’ Under-23s against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.Forward Grego-Cox, who had to return from a loan spell at Newport County because of his injury, recently scored a hat-trick in an Under-23 match against Coventry. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Kolkata: A youth was hacked to death at Liluah bridge on Wednesday.It is alleged that a few days ago, the youth got involved in a scuffle after water splashed on a few persons while he was riding his bike. According to sources, a few days ago, the youth identified as Chandan Singh (20) a resident of Potuapara in Liluah was riding his bike in front of Liluah Rail Colony. While riding the bike, accumulated water on the road splashed on some people. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe youths hurled expletives at Singh. Hearing the abusive words, he got down from his bike and an altercation ensued between the youths and Singh. Local residents informed that Singh tried to explain that he did not splash water on them intentionally. It happened accidentally he said but the accused youths refused to accept his explanation. All of a sudden they started attacking Singh. Seeing them got involved in a scuffle, some local residents intervened and the fight was stopped. It is also alleged that the accused youths threatened Singh with dire consequences. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLocal residents say Singh and accused youths were known to each other and there could be some issues with them. On Wednesday afternoon, Singh was called by the accused persons at Liluah bridge to end the dispute. When he arrived there accused youth again hurled expletives and sought for an apology. When Singh refused to apologise, accused youths started beating him. He even tried to escape but failed. Accused youths chased him and started beating him. While Singh was getting beaten up, one of them stabbed him. When Singh hit the ground, accused youths fled from the spot. Local residents rushed Singh to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. A case has been lodged at Liluah police station. Till Wednesday night none has been arrested.
Melky Jean’s Carma Foundation will hold its annual Geminis Give Back event on Sunday, June 22.Among the special guests expected at the event are Mona Scott-Young, actor Marc John Jefferies, former NY Knicks John Starks, 103.5 The Beat’s K. Foxx, NY Jets Donald Strickland, musical sensation Wyclef Jean, comedian Von Decarlo of Centric TV’s According to Him + Her and cast, ThisIs50.com’s Young Jack Thriller, comedians Dane Cook and Rip Michaels, Vinnie and KaGee of Naughty by Nature, & Miguel Nunez.Celebrity friends and lovers of everything Carma will come out to enjoy an evening of light hors d’oeuvres by Haiti’s own Chef Lucman Pierre, mingling, and entertainment. The venue is The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan, NY 10014.The Carma Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Melky Jean. The mission of Carma is to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable women and children in the Caribbean and Inner Cities of the United States.Carma has built its legacy and reputation on solid initiatives and successful projects since its inception in 2007. After the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Carma was one of the first foundations already on the ground and ready to address the needs of the people. Carma’s shoe program has distributed over 70,000 pairs of Crocs shoes and hundreds of donated shoes. From the reconstruction and development of an orphanage/child care center to beauty makeovers, scholarship programs and community outreach programs, the Carma Foundation has remained steadfast in its efforts to restore and give back. Melky Jean’s unyielding commitment and love for her homeland, has inspired an annual tradition; The Geminis Give Back Event, where she dedicates her birthdays to holding fundraisers where in lieu of receiving gifts, donations are made to the Carma Foundation benefiting Haiti. Geminis Give Back is always a highly anticipated event which has garnered the support of various celebrities such as Patti LaBelle, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Anderson Cooper, John Legend, Hip Hop Artist Trina, Wyclef Jean, John Starks, 2010’s Miss America Rhima Fakih, Mike Williams from the HBO’s Wire, Al B Sure, VH1’s Basketball Wife Royce Reed, and the Carma Foundation’s own ambassador Hot 97’s Kay Foxx.Find out more here.
“If you are exposed to chemicals that are metabolized by Cyp2b or inhibitors of Cyp2b, this might mean that you are not metabolizing something else in the body that is important,” William Baldwin, professor and graduate program coordinator in the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, explained. “In turn, maybe your likelihood of retaining white adipose tissue increases and therefore your likelihood of being obese increases,” he added.Related StoriesResearch team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifidaNovel program in England’s third largest city helps reduce childhood obesityLiver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study findsOn the contrary, female mice that are Cyp2b-null didn’t manifest increased body weight or white adipose tissue. When the researchers checked the blood samples of the mice, they found increased leptin, cholesterol, and ketosis in male Cyp2b-null mice, compared to wildtype mice.Furthermore, the liver triglycerides in male Cyp2b-null mice were higher than their counterparts, hinting a role of Cyp2b in fatty acid metabolism, despite having the same diet. Worse, there was a suggestive result of fatty liver disease progression is present in normal diet-fed Cyp2b-null male rats like the one in high-fat diet fed wildtype counterpart. As a result, the researchers found the role of Cyp2b in lipid homeostasis.This means that the male Cyp2b-null mice had heightened fatty liver disease even with a normal diet.“Cyp2b must be signaling something and telling the fat to go someplace, indicating that Cyp2b has dual roles: metabolizing toxicants and chemicals in the environment and pharmaceuticals, but it is also involved in the metabolism of lipids and probably involved in signaling to tell us how to distribute fat,” Baldwin added.“Females did not show as demonstrative changes in liver health, and significantly fewer changes in gene expression, as well as gene expression associated with liver disease,” the researchers said in the study.“Overall our data indicate that the repression or inhibition of CYP2B may exacerbate metabolic disorders and cause obesity by perturbing fatty acid metabolism, especially in males,” they concluded.The study is part of a three-year, $362,000 grant the lead author, Baldwin, received from the National Institutes of Health.Obesity by the numbersIn 2016 alone, there were more than 1.9 billion adults in the world who are overweight. Of these people, more than 650 million had obesity. The global prevalence of obesity almost tripled from 1975 to 2016.In the United States, 93.3 million adults are obese in 2015 to 2016. Obesity may lead to various complications, some of which are life-threatening. These include type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, heart disease, and stroke, among others.The rate of obesity is continuously increasing; hence, studies are focused on finding causative factors that can provide insight into obesity. Also, determining these causes may help in the formulation of treatments and preventive measures to curb the worldwide epidemic.What is a fatty liver disease?Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition wherein excessive amounts of fat is stored in the liver. The fat buildup is not caused by alcohol intake, instead, it’s linked to being overweight or obese. Journal reference:Melissa M Heintz, Ramiya Kumar, Meredith M Rutledge, William S. Baldwin, Cyp2b-null male mice are susceptible to diet-induced obesity and perturbations in lipid homeostasis, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.05.004. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286318312385) Clemson University graduate student Melissa Heintz and professor William Baldwin recently published their collaborative research in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Image Credit: Pete Martin / College of Science By Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSNJul 11 2019A type of metabolic enzyme, which aids detoxification, has been linked to obesity and fatty liver disease, a new study found.A team of researchers at the Clemson University found that Cyp2b gene, which metabolizes endo and xenobiotics, may be linked to age-onset obesity and dyslipidemia, especially in males. The researchers conducted the study, which was published in the Journal of Biochemistry, to determine if the exposure to specific chemicals enhances obesity. Specifically, they wanted to identify the role of Cyp2b in unsaturated fatty acid metabolism, regardless of diet. Some chemicals could inhibit the gene, an event shown in the experiment with Cyp2b-null mice.The team used a laboratory mouse model to explore the role of Cyp2b gene in obesity. It’s an enzyme involved in metabolism, particularly the chemical detoxification in the body. The researchers treated wildtype and Cyp2b-bull mice with a normal or high-fat diet for 10 weeks.After, they determined the molecular and metabolic changes that happened. They found that the male high-fat-diet-fed Cy2pb-null mice weigh 15 percent more than the wildtype mice given a high-fat diet. The greater weight has been linked to an increase in white adipose tissue.There were many potential implications for human health.
OnLive game streaming service to start in June Despite the promise of high-end PC gaming at the fraction of the price, services such as Nvidia’s GeForce Now and PlayStation Now haven’t caught fire. Worse yet, OnLive, the pioneer in the field, went kaput, casting doubt on the viability of the technology.Part of the reason is that all these services are closed systems. Players who buy into them are restricted to playing on certain devices. Shadow takes a different approach. Blade opens up its streaming service to virtually any device and lets players treat it like any standard PC. The big difference is that instead of running on local hardware, the service lets players run their games remotely off a Xeon processor with 12 GB of DDR4 Ram, an Nvidia graphics card that’s the equivalent of a GTX 1080 and 256 GB of hard drive space.With that power, they can run nearly any game at max settings. It can even run hardware intensive applications such as Adobe Photoshop. The Shadow service essentially turns nearly any computer into a $2,000 gaming rig. On smartphones and tablets, it uses the screen like a monitor and players can use a Bluetooth controller to make the game perform like something on a console.Shadow could run the full “Fortnite” without compromises on an iPhone before “Fortnite” widely came out as an app on the App store. What’s more important is that the service acts like a PC because it is a PC except that the system runs on a data center. This freedom lets players install Steam and run mods for games that they own on the service. They can add Battle.net and play “Overwatch” on a tablet.Another important element about Shadow is that Blade dedicates computing resources for every player. That means there shouldn’t be a drop off in clarity or performance and the service can only grow as far as its hardware. In France where the company launched, it limited the number of people who could initially access the service until they had enough computers.That means the only questions facing Shadow is lag and stability. The company says it has built an end-to-end system that’s streamlined so that it works with minimal input delay. It functions so well that professional “Street Fighter” player Olivier “Luffy” Hay uses the service. I can attest that the service works flawlessly from the limited time I used it, but there are reports that actual use is less than stellar.I played “Rise of the Tomb Raider” on max settings on a laptop and continued the game on phone a few minutes later. Shadow started the game where I left off and the screen in both cases looked impressive without many noticeable artifacting. In fact, I did another test where I had two identical laptops next to each other, and I couldn’t tell the difference until one ran Adobe Photoshop faster than the other. (The faster one was using Shadow.)The service has plenty of potential and could be a reasonable alternative to a gaming rig. Players don’t have to worry about upgrading it. They can run nearly any peripheral, application or game. The only thing that gives me pause is the size of the hard drive. At 256 GB of storage, that’s not a lot for players with massive game collections. At this point, Blade says it has no plans to let players upgrade their 256GB of space so they’ll have to delete games on the service to make room for more.The service costs $35 per month with a locked-in annual subscription. It is costlier if players pay for it each month or in three-month segments. At the moment, Shadow is only available in California and select areas of Europe. ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Citation: Preview: Shadow streaming service may succeed where OnLive, others failed (2018, April 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-preview-shadow-streaming-onlive.html Explore further The biggest obstacle for Blade’s Shadow service is the past. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.