Raj Sarkar Written By First Published: 19th December, 2019 09:07 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Former featherweight titleholder Max Holloway has been a great champion, as he went on to retain his featherweight gold for more than two years before losing it against Alexander Volkanovski at the very recent UFC 245. Well, the Hawaiian has accepted his defeat gracefully and his classy approach towards the new featherweight king has made all his fans go crazier over him. Despite a controversial decision in the defeat, Max Holloway posted on Instagram in which he praised Alexander Volkanovski for showing the heart of a champion.Also Read | UFC Star Max Holloway Says Judges Made Him CRY Twice This YearUFC 245: Max Hollway’s classy Instagram postMax ‘Blessed’ Holloway did not agree to the judge’s scorecard but that did not snap away his respect for Alexander Volkanovski’s fighting spirit. The former featherweight champion delivered a classy message on Instagram which made a lot of celebrities and UFC fans go gaga. Max Holloway posted a picture of himself and Alexander Volkanovski in the fight and captioned: “ He (Alexander Volkaanovski) was willing to fight for an interim belt. If he (Alexander Volkanovski) couldn’t fight me he was willing to fight anybody even fighters below him. When you’re a champ everybody is below you so Alex was carrying the weight of the belt before Dana wrapped it around his waist. Happy for Alex and Emma and their daughters, and Australia. Same ocean, different waves. See you in the line up again”. No wonder, UFC fans, and celebrities loved the classy ‘Max Holloway’ as Dan Bilzerian, Dustin Poirier, Michael Bisping, and Megan Olivi praised him. Take a look at Max Holloway’s post: FOLLOW US Also Read | Conor McGregor Reacts To Kamaru Usman’s Title Defense Against Colby Covington At UFC 245UFC 245: What’s next for Max Holloway?Another title run, that’s it. Max Holloway clearly said that he is going to hunt for the title once again as he is just 28 now. The former featherweight champion is interested to contest for it again with Alexander Voolkanovski and Dana White has also given his consent for the fight. Let us see if the highly anticipated re-match gets materialized any time soon or not. SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 19th December, 2019 09:07 IST UFC: Max Holloway’s Classy Post For Alexander Volkanovski Despite Loss Wins Fans Over Despite losing against Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway has shown his respect for the UFC champion and the whole of Australia. Know what Max Holloway said. COMMENT Also Read | UFC: Kamaru Usman Takes Potshots At Colby Covington Ahead Of UFC 245Also Read | UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary Revealed
Angel di Maria says he was unable to settle at Manchester United because his position kept changing under boss Louis van Gaal.The Argentinian joined United from Real Madrid for a British record £59.7million in 2014 but left for Paris St Germain in August – and he has no regrets about the move.Di Maria told BBC1’s Football Focus: “It’s more that they didn’t let me settle properly than I couldn’t settle.“I started a game in one position then the next game in another. I scored goals playing in one position, then the next game I was picked to play in a different postion. I don’t think this helped me settle.“It’s up to the manager to decide but I think the player should be comfortable in that position and adapt to it.“I left and that team are still playing the same way. Out of the European competitions, far from being champions of the Premier League.“I don’t think it was my fault, or the fault of my team-mates. Every time I was given the opportunity I did all I could but it didn’t work out as I hoped.“So I decided to leave, not only to he happy but to win things. That’s what I’m doing here.”PSG have already wrapped up the Ligue 1 title and are looking forward to a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.“I’m very thankful to the manager (Laurent Blanc). From the beginning he was clear where he wanted to play me and has never changed his mind,” Di Maria added.“He has given me total freedom to move where I need to move and I’m very happy here. It wasn’t the case over there (United).” Angel Di Maria is expected to miss PSG’s home match with Nice 1
DDTV: Fr. Brian O’Fearraigh has showed his wide range of talents aren’t confined to the altar, by performing in a ballad written about the impending water charges being imposed by the current government. The charges have been strongly opposed by thousands of Irish citizens and Fr. O’ Fearraigh has already publicly condemned a tax he feels is morally unjust.O’Fearraigh has supported the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign and believes people shouldn’t be bullied into paying yet another tax as he already knows hundreds of families all over Donegal can’t afford the added weight of another bill.In the video above O’Fearraigh performs the ‘Water Protest’ song and is ably assisted by talented local musicians from The Rosses and Gweedore.Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy. 🙂 DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL PRIEST PERFORM IN HILARIOUS WATER PROTEST VIDEO was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeaturesnews
“That’s probably the worst road trip most … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.MILWAUKEE–Don’t give in.It’s the mentality Giants ace Madison Bumgarner took into a sixth inning battle with Brewers cleanup hitter Ryan Braun, and the approach Milwaukee took into a three-game series with San Francisco.Bumgarner refused to give in to Braun. And the Brewers refused to give into the Giants, finishing off a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win Sunday.
While it seems … We are mere minutes away from the beginning of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.Raiders reporters Matt Schneidman and Jerry McDonald are here to answer your questions from Marshawn Lynch’s replacement to the remote possibility of trading up for Kyler Murray, and anything in between.The Raiders hold three first-round picks, including No. 4. Their biggest area of weakness is a hole where a pass rusher should be, and there are several to choose from early in the draft.
Three recent articles about amazing animals and fossils deserve entries of their own, but due to lack of time, will be corralled here lest, like strays, they wander off.Turtle navigation: Wired Science has a beautiful photo of a marine turtle in an article about how they achieve a difficult navigational skill: determining longitude from the earth’s magnetic field. By varying magnetic fields in research ponds with hatchlings, researchers at the University of North Carolina determined that, “Against reasonable expectation, the turtles clearly sensed differences in geomagnetic angle.” See also New Scientist and Science Daily. Human efforts to determine longitude required accurate clocks. The researchers didn’t explain precisely how the turtles do it, other than to rule out biological clocks. They were clearly astonished by animal navigation in general: “That turtles and other migratory animals could detect such a small change was considered unrealistic, but experiments on animals released in out-of-the-way locations repeatedly described them finding home with unerring accuracy and efficiency, explicable only as a product of both longitudinal and latitudinal awareness.”Cat bite: The BBC News reported on new findings about how sabretooth cats like Smilodon were able to close their mouths with those long, dagger-like teeth. Studies of the bones and neck muscle insertion points by a team at Aalborg University in Denmark “revealed how the cats’ jaw muscles were aligned to pull its jaws closed, very directly and efficiently.” The article ascribed all this efficiency to evolution.Charismatic behemoth: A new sauropod species described on Science Daily had legs like bars of iron, by Job. “Brontomerus mcintoshi, or ‘thunder-thighs’ after its enormously powerful thigh muscles,” found in Utah, may have kicked its attackers to kingdom come. “‘Brontomerus mcintoshi is a charismatic dinosaur and an exciting discovery for us,’ said first author Mike Taylor, a researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London.” Less emphasized in the article was the worry that this discovery undermines previously-held beliefs about sauropods – i.e., that they were disappearing by the Cretaceous. “It now seems that sauropods may have been every bit as diverse as they were during the Jurassic, but much less abundant and so much less likely to be found.”Evolution was largely ignored in these stories. None of the popular articles on turtle navigation mentioned it, but the source paper in Current Biology1 only mentioned it in passing – “These results are consistent with the interpretation that birds, like turtles, have evolved a way to assess longitude that is independent of time-keeping.” Similarly, most of the dinosaur articles did not mention evolution. A researcher quoted in Live Science speculated, “We think the most likely reason this evolved was over competition for mates,” but once it evolved, “it would be bizarre if it wasn’t also used in predator defense.” This makes it clear that the bones did not give a definitive answer to how thunder-thighs grew a thighs size to kick enemies asunder. The BBC article on sabretooth cats mentioned evolution the most. There, however, evolution was merely assumed: e.g., “the cats’ jaw muscles evolved into a specialised pattern, which allowed them to open their mouths so wide.” The article talked about “how Smilodon evolved” and how the researchers drew an “evolutionary map” to show how “sabretooths evolved longer canine teeth” under “evolutionary pressure to kill prey with a deep and efficient stab to the throat.”2 Even if there was variation among cats and their fangs, the fangs already existed in cats, and the cats and all their musculature already existed in the cat family. Even young-earth creationists would not disagree that variation in existing genetic information could lead to adaptations in particular environments.1. Putnam et al, “Longitude Perception and Bicoordinate Magnetic Maps in Sea Turtles,” Current Biology, 24 February 2011, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.01.057.2. Note: “evolutionary pressure” is a misnomer. Natural selection may constrain variation by preventing survival of mutants, but provides no pressure, impetus, guidance, force or direction (see 01/24/2008).Evolution was tacked-on to some of these stories like hot sauce on ice cream. It had nothing to do with the facts of the story and created a bad aftertaste to otherwise interesting stories about amazing creatures. Scrape off the hot sauce best you can. (Don’t stir it.)(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Mercedes-Benz South Africa received theplatinum in international award, from JDPower and Associates US Initial QualityStudy. (Image: www.wallpaperramp.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Dr Hansgeorg Niefer Mercedes-Benz South Africa+27 43 706 9111 RELATED ARTICLES • Business school to expand in Africa • SA and US to educate executives • Capitec gets nod from Swiss • SA chocolates for all Oscar starsNosimilo RamelaThe South African division of global vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has won a platinum award for producing vehicles with the fewest defects and malfunctions of any plant in the world supplying the US market.This is the second consecutive year in which Mercedes-Benz South Africa‘s (MBSA) plant in the Eastern Cape, which produces the C-Class Mercedes model for the local and US market, has been given a quality award by the JD Power and Associates US Initial Quality Study (IQS).In 2009, the plant was awarded the IQS gold quality award for manufacturing vehicles which had the fewest defects and malfunctions of any plant in Europe and Africa that serves the US market.“To receive such an award despite the relentless pressure and stresses of the global recession over the past two years, points to the brilliant quality of our people and processes,” said Hansgeorg Niefer, president and chief executive officer of MBSA.The IQS study looked at problems experienced by owners and lessees of the C-Class in two categories: design-related problems, and defects and malfunctions. Plants are rewarded based on their limited defects and malfunction.The study was conducted between February and May 2010. Based on responses from 82 000 US users of the 2010 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of use, MBSA’s East London plant had only 28 defects per 100 vehicles, putting it at the top of all global plants serving the US market.“Daimler’s East London plant has been a top performing plant and its achievement in 2010 is particularly impressive,” said Brian Walters, vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations at JD Power and Associates. MBSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.“Daimler’s rigorous quality management processes are a key reason for why the brand has been able to assemble consistently high-quality vehicles in different regions of the world.”Best in South AfricaThe East London plant has also come out tops in the JD Power and Associates South Africa IQS, based on responses from South African users.The plant was ranked highest among South African automotive plants in initial quality in the 2007 and 2008 South Africa IQS studies.The C-Class was also rated highest in the Entry Premium Car segment, with the A-Class also managing a repeat award ranking top of the upper small car segment in quality.Four other Mercedes models have won second place in the JD Power and Associates 2010 US IQS study. They are:• E-Class in the Midsize Premium Car category• S-Class in the Large Premium Car category• E-Class Coupe in the Compact Premium Sporty Car category• GL-Class in the Large Premium Crossover/SUV category.