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

Amokachi tips African nation for WC Cup final

first_imgEight years later, former Nigerian international Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi has exuded huge confidence that an African country will make history and be a finalist at the World Cup in Russia.“I will not change my prediction. I am a big fan of African football and I am a patriot. We have five teams and I told the world that for the first time, we have teams that can win the World Cup for us. My prediction is that we will have four teams progressing to the second round, three to the quarters, two into semis and one will be in the final,” Amokachi said speaking to Capital Sport before adding;“….Nigeria will win it for the first time for Africa,” Amokachi, who has played three World Cups with the Super Eagles said.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi speaks to Capital Sport during his visit to teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAfrica will be represented by three teams from North Africa; Egypt (who made it for the first time since 1990) Morocco and Tunisia as well as two from West Africa; Nigeria and Tunisia.Nigeria has been pooled with perennial opponents Argentina in Group D where they will also take on Iceland and Croatia.Egypt will be in Group A and will take on Uruguay, hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia while Morocco will be in group B taking on Spain, Portugal and Iran. Senegal will take on Poland, Colombia and Japan in Group H.Amokachi believes that Africa has for long had the ability to do well at the quadrennial tournament, but has been hampered by poor mentality and lack of self belief.“Most of the time we go to the World Cup with an aim of doing better than the best team last time out. That should never be the case. We should not be talking of quarters or semis. Let us go there with an ambition to win,” Amokachi further stressed.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe added; “The only thing that causes confusion most of the time is the money factor. Hopefully the federations going to the World Cup have sat down and agreed with the players on the allowances and I hope we don’t see such kind of distraction when the World Cup begins.”On his native Nigeria which he has played for and coached during his illustrious career, Amokachi is confident that the build-up matches before they travel to Russia will do them a world of good with a squad he described as one of the best.“We have lots of quality players and we trying to make some very good egusi soup out of that team. We haven’t gotten it right but we have the quality in that team. We have played and won against Argentina and we played another friendly match and it is good because now we have seen where we need to work out,” Amokachi further explained.The ex-Super Eagles man was speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his visit to Football Kenya Federation offices where he presented the bid book for Morocco’s 2026 World Cup hosting ambition to president Nick Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19- The best an African nation has ever done at the FIFA World Cup was getting to the quarter finals.Back in 2010 when the prestigious global tournament was held in Africa for the first time, Ghana almost made history by progressing to the semis, but the famous Luis Suarez handball coupled with Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss pricked that dream right in the bosom.last_img read more

A step closer to a practical atom laser

first_img 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. Research team supersizes ‘quantum squeezing’ to measure ultrasmall motion Explore further “But there is an uncertainty, since the number passing fluctuates. When the fluctuations are larger than the effect you are looking for, precise measurements are more difficult. For example, if the fluctuations in your signal due to underlying quantum uncertainty is 50 photons per second, and the effect you’re looking for change the number you’re measuring by 10 per second, you won’t see the effect. What we have done is try to get rid of some of that uncertainty.”Johnsson, a scientist at The Australian National University in Canberra, and his coauthor, Simon Haine, believe that one way to reduce the uncertainty associated with measurements in atom lasers is to perform a technique known as “squeezing.” However, creating a squeezing effect can be difficult. Johnsson and Haine have created models to show a way to get a squeezing effect though self-interaction of atoms using technology that exists now. Their findings can be found in “Generating Squeezing in an Atom Laser through Self-Interaction,” which is published in Physical Review Letters.“An atom laser makes use of atoms with special quantum properties rather the photons employed by a normal optical laser,” Johnsson says. “This potentially allows for much more precise measurements, as well as measurements of effects that cannot be seen by an optical laser. Many of the things we do now with optical lasers, we hope to be able to do with atom lasers.” “Right now it is fair to say that an atom laser is more of a research tool,” Johnsson concedes. “But in the 1960s, when optical lasers were first being used, the case was the same. But now there are all sorts of applications. We believe our work will lead to interesting applications for atom lasers.”And one of the steps toward that realization is discovering that squeezing can provide a steadier stream of atoms. “Squeezing allows you to shuffle uncertainty from one quality, such as velocity or motion, to another. You can’t measure both as accurately as you want,” Johnsson explains. “With squeezing, if you want to measure how many particles are passing at a given time, you can measure that more accurately at the expense of making something else — something you don’t care about — less accurate.”Johnsson and Haine’s idea was to find a simpler way to make the squeezing happen. Other scientists have tried to use squeezing with optical lasers, but it is very difficult. “The different properties of atoms actually makes it easier,” Johnsson says. “Photons in a light beam don’t interact with each other. Atoms are constantly bumping into each other. They naturally, through interaction, create the squeezing effect. We were surprised at how easy it works.”But that is where the difficulty begins. “Even though we don’t have to do anything to facilitate the squeezing,” Johnsson points out, “if you let it go on too long, the effect will break down. You have to be able to manipulate them in order to get the atoms in the beam to interact just enough.” The next problem, he continues, will be actually measuring the squeezing effect. “We’ve come up with a scheme that allows us to create an atom laser for precise measurements, and the experiment should be easy to set up. But we need a detector.” Johnsson explains that detecting individual atoms is difficult, and that the biggest challenge will be counting them in order to verify the squeezing effect. He remains optimistic, though. “This is one of the major things the experimentalists in our group want to do in the next couple of years. We could be closer to a better atom laser.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img “When doing precise measurements of any kind, it is important to be able to count something, such as photons coming by at any given time,” Mattias Johnsson tells PhysOrg.com. Citation: A step closer to a practical atom laser (2007, July 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-07-closer-atom-laser.htmllast_img read more