Kevin Belingon recalls earning ‘Silencer’ moniker, aims to make more noise in Japan card

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot every fighter has a catchy moniker and an interesting narrative behind it.Kevin Belingon is one of the few who has both a cool nickname and an even better story to tell about it.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES It took just the first fight for Belingon to earn one of the coolest monikers in the business.“I got the name ‘The Silencer’ after my first mixed martial arts fight,” the Team Lakay star said.“My opponent was the champion, he was the one holding the belt, and I was the underdog. Most of the fans were on his side. I beat him and it silenced the crowd and my opponent as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBelingon was referring to Richard “The Dancing Devil” Lasprilla, one of the original Filipino MMA fighters back in the day. That bout happened in 2007 when no one knew who Belingon was heading into the fight against Lasprilla.But that quickly changed after Belingon stunned Lasprilla. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “That’s how I got the moniker, to this day. It’s still the ring name I use,” he said.He went on to also win his next eight fights to start his MMA career at 9-0 on his way to becoming a ONE bantamweight world champion following a gutsy win over Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes last year in ONE: Heart of the Lion.“I plan to stick with it for a very long time,” said Belingon, who currently owns a 20-5 record. “It witnessed my ups and downs in this sport and we can also say that the ‘The Silencer’ has brought lucky charm to me.”“The Silencer” hopes to keep making noise when he takes on Fernandes for the third time for the bantamweight belt in ONE: New Era in Tokyo, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ PBA D-League: Marinerong Pilipino routs FEU View commentslast_img read more

Retiring school chief looks back

first_img Later she was promoted to assistant principal and then principal. In 2000, she stepped in as deputy superintendent while the district did a search for a new superintendent. In the end, Silsbee got the job. She’s held the title for five years. Looking back on the years that she’s spent in education, Silsbee said the quality of instruction has improved. Standard-based instruction from the state has brought more consistency to classrooms. Teachers are better prepared, have more meetings and are more collaborative. “When I started, teachers did what they did behind closed doors and didn’t necessarily do what their neighbors did,” Silsbee said. Also when she started, technology was as advanced as a ditto machine. But now teachers and students have computers and do research on the Internet. Public education, over time, has also become more closely scrutinized by politicians and others. The field is constantly bombarded with new ideas, especially societal concerns, from health to physical fitness to obesity. Silsbee said all of those issues have their place in public education but at the same time, they can’t all fall on the responsibility of schools, because it starts to rob classrooms from time spent doing multiplication tables and reading. As she looks to the future, Silsbee said she sees three big factors that will most affect the district – school funding, No Child Left Behind and growth in the Santa Clarita Valley. All are challenges, and all are out of the district’s control. But they are issues that the district must continue to address and manage, she said. The district should also focus on the valley’s changing demographics. There have been problems with diversity at some of the district’s schools, Silsbee said, adding that it’s also a societal issue. She said classrooms need to continue welcoming diversity and differences. “Violence and media are all reflected in our schools and are issues we need to address,” she said. “Health and obesity, those are challenges for the future.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The relationship between the two has shaped the kindergarten through eighth-grade school district into what it is today. And Silsbee has been along for the ride all the while, from teacher to principal to superintendent. But the ride is coming to an end for the 58-year-old, who has seen the district evolve from 350 to 3,500 students. In June, she will retire. “I heard Castaic was a sleepy little town,” she said. “But as soon as I came on, it’s been very fast and furious.” When she first came on board at Castaic Elementary School, she was one of three teachers leading instruction in all subjects before sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Five years later, she was spending her days teaching and overseeing state and federal projects for the district. During that time, she wrote many grants. The experience taught the teacher about the district and its role with special programs, such as bilingual education. CASTAIC – Glancing out her office window, Superintendent Beverly Silsbee thinks about the changes she’s seen over time in education. The scene has greatly evolved in the 27 years that she’s worked for the Castaic Union School District. It’s evolved not only inside the classroom, where a diverse student population now sits among computer keyboards and gleaming monitors, but outside as well, in the town of Castaic. The place, once a mere truck-stop town off Interstate 5 where migrant workers filled the fields, has blossomed through the years with houses, young families and their children. last_img read more

11 get life term for killing man

first_img.A Kishoreganj court here on Wednesday sentenced 11 people to life term imprisonment for killing a man in Katiadi upazila in 2000, reports UNB.The lifers are Allad Shah, Muklesur Rahman Shah, Ataur Rahman Shah, Samsuddin Shah, Ranjan Shah, Ohid Shah, Chandan Shah, Safir Uddin Shah, Montu Miah, Aslam, Jamal Shah, all residents of Sutinkola village of the upazila.Besides, the court also fined them Tk 50,000 each.It also sentenced six others – Sabuj, Kanchan, Rafiq Bhuiya, Jalal Uddin Shah, Liton and Fazlu Shah- to three years rigorous imprisonment.The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer three months more RI.According to the prosecution, the convicts killed Meraj Munshi, a resident of the village, over land related dispute on 24 April 2000.Later, a murder case was filed.After examining all the records and witnesses, additional district and sessions judge Mohammad Abu Taher handed down the verdict acquitting eight other accused.last_img read more

Report Outlines Struggles Of Houstons Disabled And Undocumented After Harvey

first_img 00:00 /00:00 The report also mentioned sub-par communication as something that could be improved before the next disaster. “The normal means of communications doesn’t always reach a lot of communities such as the ones that we work with,” said Tomás Aguilar. He authored the report for the Living Hope Wheelchair Association, which helps immigrants in Houston with disabilities and other vulnerable communities. Aguilar said some of the people he surveyed mentioned there was a lack of Spanish-language resources. The report suggests improving multilingual outreach could improve disaster relief for next time and that the City of Houston should work more directly with community groups that serve undocumented people.Living Hope Wheelchair AssociationMonths after the storm, immigrant communities are still working on repairing homes damaged from Harvey.One of the personal stories in the report mentions how one woman moved her friend in an electric wheelchair out of flood waters using an inflatable pool with her five children in tow. She hadn’t heard news of any shelters, but eventually found one after wading through floodwaters.Aguilar said the city needs to be proactive for next time in addressing the unique needs of this community and others.“Let’s start designing shelters and the processes of how to get people from point A to point B,” he said. The report also outlines that some immigrants feared reaching out for help during and after Harvey due to fear they could be turned over to ICE.Not just immigrants with disabilities struggled during Harvey and with recovery.Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family FoundationA report by the Episcopal Health Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation found undocumented immigrants as more likely to say their lives were disrupted by Harvey than native-born residents. Living Hope Wheelchair AssociationA member of the Living Hope Wheelchair Association visits immigrants recovering from Harvey.A new report on immigrants with disabilities in Houston highlights widespread problems with accessibility, health and lost jobs and homes after Harvey.The report highlighted a lack of shelter for people in wheelchairs, including little privacy for those using catheters. Information on which shelters were wheelchair accessible was also thin, according to the report.  Xcenter_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more