Nguyen ready for jeers as he fights hometown hero Folayang

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jeers will rain down upon Martin Nguyen on Friday night when he challenges Filipino MMA star Eduard Folayang for the lightweight title in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Fernandez buries the hatchet with Macaraya MOST READ And Nguyen likes it that way.“I’m very excited to be facing the hometown here. I don’t expect anyone from the crowd to be going for me, but you know what? I’ve been the underdog my whole life and this is my story and this is my history down the road,” the Australian fighter told reporters in a press conference Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 28-year-old Nguyen, the current featherweight titleholder, is looking to become ONE Championship’s first double champion.His shot at history comes just three months after stopping Marat Gafurov, who was previously unbeaten, in a rematch to claim the featherweight belt. Nguyen, who holds an impressive 9-1 record, is fighting in Manila for the second time after scoring a stoppage victory over Li Kai Wen in August of last year.But it will be his first time going up against a Filipino here. Although, he said that he’s no stranger to fighting in a hostile environment.“I’m used to fighting in hostile territory. As I’ve said, I’ve been an underdog my whole career. Coming to another country and fighting the hometown hero is nothing new to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:54SEA Games: Inspired by Folayang’s presence, Tabugara delivers wushu gold02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Exclusive – Grealish needs to concentrate on Aston Villa, claims Sherwood

first_imgTim Sherwood insists Jack Grealish should concentrate on impressing for Aston Villa before making a decision about his international future.The 19-year-old shone during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, as the Villans booked a place in the final for the first time since 2000.Birmingham-born Grealish, who currently represents the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level, is believed to be on England’s radar with the two countries set for a tug-of-war over the schemer.And Villa Park chief Sherwood, who faced a similar situation with Nabil Bentaleb during his time as Tottenham manager, claims the youngster should focus on his club form before worrying about international honours.“It’s up to Jack where he wants to go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “It’s purely up to him.“What I’ve got to do is make sure he’s got that decision to make. He must be doing something right for Aston Villa if he’s got those options. That’s my priority.“Then it’s up to jack to decide where he wants to go. I had the same situation with Nabil Bentaleb, who could have played for France but decided to pick Algeria.“I did have a chat with him and he asked me what to do. I just said, ‘you’ve got to go with your heart. Do you think you’re French or Algerian?’“That’s the decision he had to make and now Jack has got to make that decision. He has to play a few more times for Aston Villa before he needs to make that decision.“When some kids come and play with the first team sometimes, they’re a bit overawed, but Jack’s not.“He receives the ball and dribbles it around people. They kick lumps out of him because he’s so confident.“The ball is his friend, it sticks to his foot. The more opportunities he gets, the better he’s going to become.”last_img read more

MPCA to carry on preparations for the third Test amidst cancellation reports

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is going ahead with preparations for conducting the third and final India-New Zealand Test at its Holkar Stadium in Indore from October 8-12, a top official of the state body said on Tuesday.”We have not received any intimation from the BCCI till now and are going ahead with our preparations,” MPCA’s honorary secretary, Milind Kanmadikar, told PTI from Indore.Doubts had arisen over the conduct of the game after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R M Lodha Committee had stopped disbursement of large sums of money to the various state units by the Indian cricket board after it decided on this course of action at the emergent working committee meeting here on September 30. (Also read: India-New Zealand series should go on: RM Lodha to India Today)Reacting to the Lodha committee’s instructions to its bankers BCCI president, Anurag Thakur said, “Most state units are unsure how they will be able to host games in this home season. They need to decide whether they can host the games or not, with or without money.”Kanmadikar, to a query, said that MPCA has already spent some money to conduct the game but has not yet asked for reimbursement, which was also subject to some upper limit, from the Board.  (Also read: BCCI threatens to cancel India-New Zealand series: Reports)Meanwhile, MPCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rohit Pandit told reporters in Indore, “We have not received official words from BCCI) yet that the final test between Indian and New Zealand has been stopped.”advertisement”We got information from media reports”, Pandit said to a query regarding the BCCI’s threat.”But cannot act on such reports. We are going ahead as schedule given that BCCI had asked us to shoulder the responsibility”, he added. (Also read: Top 10 takeaways after BCCI threatens to cancel India-New Zealand series)”We are putting extra labour for the match given moist in weather and drizzle since a week”, Pandit added.Hundred staffers have been deputed to cover the ground in case of rain. Besides, we have machinery to dry the field and drain out water from the ground, the MPCA CEO informed.last_img read more

CFPB Releases Online Tool to Reveal MarketLevel Mortgage Loan Data

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau FHA HMDA Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Veterans Affairs 2013-09-18 Krista Franks Brock A new tool released Wednesday by the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB) provides heat maps and illustrative graphs that detail local mortgage market trends. The “”tool””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/hmda/ relies on data gathered through the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HDMA) to offer consumers information on mortgage loan applications and originations, mortgage loan volume, and the volume of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Veterans Administration (VA).[IMAGE]The tool considers first-lien, owner-occupied, one- to four-family homes and manufactured homes. “”Our tool puts valuable information into the hands of the public in an accessible way, so they can understand what is happening in their local mortgage markets,”” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “”A more transparent mortgage market will lead to a better marketplace and better outcomes for consumers,”” he said. The HDMA–originally passed in 1975 to expose loan information to consumers–was under the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Board until the authority transferred to CFPB in 2011.[COLUMN_BREAK] “”The public information is important because it helps show whether lenders are serving the housing needs of their communities; it gives public officials information that helps them make decisions and policies; and it sheds light on lending patterns that could be discriminatory,”” CFPB said with the launch of the new online tool Wednesday. The tool currently reveals information about loan markets from 2011 to 2012. In that time, home loan originations increased 39 percent, while purchase originations increased 13 percent. The HDMA data confirms what has been noted throughout the industry–that refinances have driven the increase in loan originations. Refinance applications increased 6.6 percent from 2011 to 2012 and made up 8 million of the 13 million loan applications completed in 2012, according to CFPB.””Just as the real estate motto ‘location, location, location’ was true before the recent financial crisis, it was true for the crisis. Every community was affected differently,”” Cordray said. The new tool reinforces Cordray’s statement, revealing a 47 percent rise in refinances in Cincinati, Ohio, and a 205 percent increase in Las Vegas, Nevada. The amount of loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also varies by location. Overall, FHA loans increased 15 percent over the year in 2012, while VA loans increased 7 percent. Metro areas with a high population of military families, however, tend to have a higher percentage of VA loans, according to CFPB. For example, in Gulfport, Mississippi, 21 percent of home loans were insured through the VA in 2012, and in Fairbanks, Alaska, 29 percent of loans were VA loans. Share in Data, Origination, Technologycenter_img CFPB Releases Online Tool to Reveal Market-Level Mortgage Loan Data September 18, 2013 459 Views last_img read more

Free movie and TV show streaming service Popcornfl

first_imgFree movie and TV show streaming service Popcornflix has signed a deal with Breaking Glass Pictures that will see it add 15 independent films to the service.The titles include: Laurence Anyway, which depicts ten years in a relationship between a transgender woman and her conflicted lover; Blackbird, about an alienated teenager who posts online threats; and Coldwater, about a teenager struggling within a juvenile reform facility.Popcornflix is available online and on Roku, Sony PS3 and PS4, XBox One, XBox 360, Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices.last_img read more